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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 99 No. 281 Friday, November 21, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


What's your
gardening problem?
Got lawn, garden or plant
questions? Ask the experts! The
local County Extension Office
will answer your questions on
vegetable, flower and organic
gardening, unhappy potted
plants, weedy lawns and other
problems that local homeown-
ers face.
Send us your favorite garden
question by fax at 863-763-5901,
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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.

What does the
election mean?
What does the presiden-
tal election mean to you? If
you would like to share your
thoughts or opinions about the
presidential election, letters to
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sent Okeechobee News, P.O.
Box 2349, Okeechobee, Fla.
34974. Comments may also be
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Drought Index

Current: 589
Source: Florida Division
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Last Year: 10.32 feet

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Treasure Island fires investigated


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two fires on the same street
Tuesday night were put out with
out difficulty and no one was in-
jured in either blaze. Now inves-
tigators are trying to figure out if
it the fires were the result of just
a weird coincidence, electrical
problems, kids playing around,
or an arsonist
Detective Anthony Stafford of
the State Fire Marshall's Office in
West Palm Beach said they have
not ruled anything out and are
still investigating to determine


the cause, "We have canvassed
the neighborhood with the help
of the Sheriff's Office, and so far
we haven't found any witness
that saw anything suspicious,"
he said.
One possibility is power surg-
es that struck the neighborhood
on two or three occasions Tues-
day night before these fires start
ed. Detective Stafford said he is
working with Florida Power and
Light to determine what impacts
these power surges could have
had on these trailers.
County Fire Rescue reports
said fire crews responded to 3927


S.E. 26th Street around 6:40 pm
and found a single wide mobile
home almost fully involved in
flames. The property is owned by
David Conroy of Plantation. Fire-
men used 3,500 gallons of water
to put out the flames. Paramedic
Dale Fulwider's report said the
trailer was a vacant residence
and there were no injuries re
ported. Four units and eight fire-
men and volunteers were on the
scene for close to two ahd a half
hours. About $20,000 in property
damage was reported.
Shortly after they left the area,
fire crews were dispatched to


Show Jumping: Free at Agri-Civic Center


4023 S.E. 26th Street at approxi-
mately 9 p.m. to the second
blaze. Firemen found a double
wide trailer owned by Frank
Mayo of Belle Glade 75 percent
involved in flames. The fire report
from Lt. Ron Suit said firemen
used 10,000 gallons of water to
put out the flames. City Firemen
responded to provide mutual aid
in this blaze.
Three units and five firemen
were on the scene for about
three hours. The property dam-
age estimate was placed at
$160,000. Again the building
was vacant and there were no


injuries reported.
An adjacent trailer owned by
Dean Claycomb at 4013 S.E. 26th
Street, suffered some heat dam-
age due to this fire. The damage
estimate was $700.
County firemen were recalled
to the scene Wednesday morn-
ing to put out a rekindle of the
earlier blaze. Fire extinguishers
were used to put out the flames.
Detective Stafford said one of
the trailers had electrical prob-
lems caused by the hurricanes
earlier this decade. "We are go-
See Fires Page 2


City discusses



zoning changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil discussed several measures
dealing with development of
the downtown area at their
Nov. 18 meeting.
The council approved two
petitions submitted by Elbert
Batton and Frannie Watford
on behalf of property owners
Abdul and Yasmin Cumber. In
order to use their 1.92 acres
on N.E. Fourth Street for com-
mercial purposes, the owners
requested a change in the fu-
ture land use map from single
family to commercial.
City planner Bill Brisson said
the request was consistent with
the general pattern of com-
mercial expansion in the area.
The area could hold 12 single


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is hosting The First Coast Invitational at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center this weekend and next weekend. For more pho-
tos and a short video, go to www.newszap.com, click on "Okeechobee" and then click
on "Public forums."

Horse show, concert this weekend


Your Weekly
Entertainment
Guide
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
caguilar@newszap.com


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County is host-
ing its first equestrian world
event, The First Coast Invi-
tational at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.
This event is free to specta-
tors which can come watch
the show jumping competi-
tions 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 $30,000 Grand Prix
events will be held on Saturday,


Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 30,
both beginning at noon with
opening ceremonies. The open-
ing ceremony features an ex-
pedition from Medieval Times
coming from Kissimmee.
All events are free admission
for spectators!
This event is the vision of
Bill Joyce, President and CEO
of Worldwide Horse Show Ser-
vices, which brings the excite
ment of Show Jumping to the
everyday person as a spectator
event. The Okeechobee event
See Concert Page 2


family homes. Mr. Brisson said
the impact on the infrastructure
of commercial would be the
same as with 12 single family
homes.
The applicants' second re-
quest was a zoning change
from residential single family to
light commercial for the same
property. The planning board
had recommended approval
and Mr. Brisson recommended
approval.
Next, the city approved a
rezoning request from Ro-
land and Michele Mossel to
rezone 0.321 acres on N.W
Ninth Street from industrial to
residential single family. The
property is nonconforming and
contains a residence. The own-
ers want to refinance but the
See City Page 11


County installs



commissioners


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The installation of newly
elected and reelected commis-
sioners was the highlight of a
very short meeting of Okeecho-
bee County Commission on
Thursday, Nov. 20. Commission
meetings often last into the late
afternoon. However, this one
concluded in a little over one
hour with commissioners tend-
ing to housekeeping chores and
making decisions on a handful
of noncontroversial matters.


Judge Jerry Bryant admin-
istered the oath of office to
Margaret Garrard Helton, the
first ever Republican com-
missioner, for her first term.
Ray Domer was sworn in for
his second term and veteran
commissioner Clif Betts was
sworn in for his seventh term.
The judge said the ceremony
was unique in that it was three
old friends, three graduates of
Okeechobee High School and
See County Page 11


Index


Classifieds ......... ........ 10-11
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword............................... 11
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Service Club Briefs.................... 7
Speak Out 4
Sports 12-13
Sudoku 11
Weather 2

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Blood Roundup a success


By Betty Bockoras
Special to the Okeechobee
News
The Third Annual Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup was a great
success with 482 people reg-
istering to give blood, and 432
units actually drawn. Last Friday
morning seven "Big Red Buses"
and a total of 65 personnel from
Florida's Blood Centers, pulled
into the back parking lot of the
First United Methodist Church
of Okeechobee. The church
had generously offered use of
their Fellowship Hall on Friday
and Saturday for Okeechobee's
third annual Blood Roundup.
Each donor was offered free


donuts upon arriving and hot
dogs and drinks before leaving.
Prizes and gifts were given out,
and every donor received a free
T shirt and a goodie bag given
by local merchants. Phil and
Scott Eddings provided music
throughout the day.
Some people were wear-
ing a stick-on tag that spelled
"ALYX." These were donors
who had agreed to give via one
of the four, high technology
blood machines lined up along
the east wall of the room.
ALYX takes whole blood
from the donor, separates out
two units of red blood cells
(the part of blood in greatest
demand) and returns all other


components of the blood back
into the donor -- all in one sit-
ting. Donors to ALYX must meet
specific physical requirements.
Regular donors give a pint
of whole blood, which is later
transported back to the blood
center where the red cells, plas-
ma and platelets are separated.
Each part of the blood can be
used for different situations in
the life-saving process, allow-
ing each donated pint to help
three people.
"Donating blood is a gift of
life," said Russ Colwell, Donor
Development Coordinator for
Florida's Blood Centers. His
See Blood Page 11


Courtesy photo/Betty Bockoras
The "Big Red Bus" from Florida's Blood Centers was in
Okeechobee last weekend as part of the annual Okeechobee
Blood Roundup at the First United Methodist Church. The
"Roundup" attracted donors who donated 432 units of blood.
Since blood is broken down into components, each donated
unit can help an average of three patients.





2 Okeechobee News, Friday, November 21, 2008


Concert
Continued From Page 1

will be held spanning seven days
over two weeks.
Show Jumping has been an
Olympic event since the 1900
Summer Olympics in Paris and
the equestrian events are the only
Olympic events in which men and
women compete directly against
each other. The course itself was
created by a former Olympian
and there are several Olympian
level riders in the competition.
Music in the air
There is music in the air at
the Church of Our Savior where
"Beginnings and Beyond," a
free musical event, will showcase
a variety of musicians and sing-
ers as well as a variety of musical
styles. The concert will be pre-
sented Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m.
at Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third Street.
The program is free and open
to the public. Those who attend
are asked to bring packages 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 program,
which will feature music from dif-
ferent eras including: Medieval/
Pre- Renaissance "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 (Jo-
hann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750);
Classical -- "La Malinconia" (Mau-
ro Giuliani, 1781-1829); Roman-
tic -"Concerto for Violin and
Piano," first movement Op. 64(
(Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,
1809-1847); Twentieth Century
-- "Weep You No More" (Roger
Quilter, 1847-1953); "Someone
to Watch over Me" (George Ger-
shwin, 1898-1937, and Ira Gersh-
win, 1896-1983); and, "The Lord
Bless You and Keep You" (Peter
Lutkin, 1858-1931).
Musicians involved in the pro-
gram include Kevin Kinnaird,
John Olsen, Edward Petuch, Ken
Keaton and Valeria Polunina.
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.
Do you want to see your
events posted in the weekly en
tertainment column? Forward
any publicly open events includ-
ing entertainment such as: danc-
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John Olsen will perform at "Beginnings and Beyond," the
free musical event at Church of Our Saviour on Sunday, Nov.
23 at 5 p.m.


Fires
Continued From Page 1

ing to leave the fire cause as un-
determined for now," he said.
"These power surges could be
a factor. They had blinking lights
and other problems in homes in
that neighborhood that night."


Anyone with information on
these fires can contact Okeecho-
bee County Fire Rescue at 863-
763-5544 or the State Fire Marshall
in West Palm Beach at 561-640-
6704.
Detective Stafford said a de-
termination on whether the fires
were caused by an arsonist will
likely be made in the next couple
of days.


Correction


An error appeared in an article on page 3 of the Wednesday, Nov.
19 edition of the Okeechobee News with the headline "Magistrate
imposes fines." The article incorrectly stated that Ethel Jackson was
fined up to $250 a day beginning Nov. 19. What actually happened
is that the magistrate gave Ms. Jackson until Dec. 11 to come into
compliance. If the derelict, condemned structure on her N.E. 14th
Avenue lot has not been removed by that time she could be fined up
to $250 a day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this
error.

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 10 mph be-
coming north northwest.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind around
10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind be-
tween 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North north-
east wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind be-
tween 10 and 15 mph.


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Okeechobee News, Friday, November 21, 2008 3


Woman charged with hitting boyfriend


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
It took five staples to close a
wound in an Okeechobee man's
head after he was struck with a
beer bottle by his girlfriend, stated
an Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) arrest report.
Ella F. Hayes, 47, N.E. 13th
Ave., was arrested and charged
with the felony of aggravated bat-
tery. She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $2,500.
Also arrested in connection
with the case was Willie James


Rosier, 44, of the same address.
He was arrested on a misde-
meanor battery
charge, and
booked into the
county jail under
a bond of $500.
The couple
had been argu-
ing for much of
the day on Nov.
18 and had been
drinking, stated Ella F. Hayes
an arrest report
by OCSO Deputy Howard Picker-
ing. The argument came to a head
when Hayes hit her boyfriend in


the head with a beer bottle, con-
tinued the report.
Deputy Pick-
ering's report
states that he ar-
rived at the scene
around 7:42
p.m. Tuesday
and found Ros-
ier with blood
on his head and
face. The deputy W e
went on to state lle James
that Hayes ac- osier
caused Rosier of hitting her in the
face. The woman's right cheek
was swollen, added the deputy's


report.
Hayes was placed under arrest
and Rosier was taken to Rauler-
son Hospital where it took five
staples to close the wound on the
top of his head. Once Rosier was
released from the hospital he was
placed under arrest and taken to
the county jail.
In his report, Deputy Pickering
stated that another OCSO deputy
had been called to the same resi-
dence earlier in the day due to
the couple's arguing. The report
goes on to state that both Hayes
and Rosier were "heavily intoxi-
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Autopsy results indicate that
hypothermia may have been a
contributing cause in the death of
a local woman who was found in
a canal, said the detective work-
ing on the case.
Detective Sergeant T.J. Brock
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) said exposure
to the elements played a part in
the death of Wanda Faye Garcia,
50. Ms. Garcia was found lying
face up and covered in mud by
men working on a canal Monday,
Nov. 17.
"The temperature did get into
the low to mid 40s that night and
her body was wet. I believe that
was a contributing factor," said
Sgt. Brock.
According to Dr. Stuart Gra-
ham of the District 19 Medical
Examiner's Office in Fort Pierce
the results of the autopsy are pre-
liminary and an official cause of
death has not been determined.


Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
SJennifer Rey McCann, 26,
N.W. 240th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 15 by Deputy Mi-
chael Hazellief on charges of driv-
ing under the influence, refusal
to take a blood alcohol test and
refusal to obey police. Her bond
was set at $750.
Robert Brash, 22, N.E. Eighth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 17 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation burglary of a structure
while armed and violation of pro-
bation grand theft. He is being
held without bond.
Christopher Hill, 37, 26th
Ave., Vero Beach, was arrested
Nov. 17 by Deputy G. Popovich
on Okeechobee County war-
rants charging him with violation
of probation forgery, violation
of probation uttering a forged
instrument, violation of proba-
tion escape, violation of proba-
tion giving false information to
a pawnbroker (two counts) and
violation of probation uttering
forged bills. His bond was set at
$20,000.
Brandon Kyle Bowen, 24,
N.W 58th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 12 by Officer R. Hol-
royd on a charge of possession of
a controlled substance without a


An official cause of death won't
be determined until a toxicology
screen has been completed.
Sgt. Brock said it will take six
to eight weeks to receive those
results.
"There was nothing suspi-
cious, as far as a cause of death,
found in the autopsy," said Sgt.
Brock. "We have ruled out a vio-
lent murder."
He said no gun shot or stab
wounds were found on the body
and there was no indication she
had been choked.
Ms. Garcia was last seen
around 9 or 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
16.
The ditch where the woman
was found by Jody Choate, 39,
and John Alan Ming, 46, is near
Ms. Garcia's N.W 34th St. home.
OCSO Detective Ted Van De-
man said the ditch starts at the
end of N.W 34th St. and runs be-
tween North Elementary School
and then past the Okeechobee
County School District bus ga-


prescription. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Yvette R. Toombs, 43, Hamp-
ton Road, West Palm Beach, was
arrested Nov. 12 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation tampering
with physical evidence and viola-
tion of probation possession of
drug paraphernalia. She is being
held without bond.
Becky Lee Cook, 28, S.E.
62nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
grand theft. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Justin Andrew Jenkins, 24,
N.W. 20th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Justin
Akins on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of aggravated battery on
a pregnant person. His bond was
set at $15,000. He was also arrest-
ed on a misdemeanor charge of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. His bond on that charge
was set at $500.
Laura J. Hollister, 25, S.W.
Second Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Ste-
ven McKinley on a misdemeanor
charge of resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence. Her
bond was set at $2,500. She was
also arrested by Deputy G. Pop-
ovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with failure
to appear obtaining a controlled
substance by fraud (two counts).
She is being held without bond
on those charges.
Richard Caballero, 19, S.E.
29th Court, Okeechobee, was ar-


rage. The ditch also runs along
the north side of the soccer fields
and is near the boundary fence of
the Okeechobee County Airport.
"Footprints were found where
she walked into the ditch," said
Detective Van Deman. "There are
no indications that anyone was
with her."
While the ditch was fairly dry
Monday, there had apparently
been water in the ditch earlier,
he added. Detective Van Deman
estimated the ditch to be about
15 feet deep and at least 25 feet
wide.
"She was pretty much covered
from head to toe in muck," said
Detective Van Deman.
He went on to explain that the
ditch is shell rock and muck and
had been artificially drained. He
went on to say that portion of the
ditch where Ms. Garcia was found
is "all muck."
The cause of hypothermia usu-
ally is extended exposure to cold
temperatures or a cool, damp


rested Nov. 19 by Deputy G. Pop-
ovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell (two counts). His bond was
set at $10,000.
Vernon Bernard Ervin, 35,
N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 19 by Officer J.
Bernst on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine. He is being
held without bond.
Shelby Ramon Willis, 25,
N.E. Seventh, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy G.
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with sale or delivery of cocaine
and possession with intent to sell
or deliver cocaine. His bond was
set at $100,000.
David Edward Taylor, 37,


environment, states information
found on the MayoClinic.com
web site. An internal body tem-
perature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit
(F) or lower signals hypothermia.
However, it does not take frig-
id temperatures to bring on hypo-
thermia. It can occur when the
temperature is above 40 degrees
(F) if a person becomes chilled
from rain, sweat or submersion
into cold water.
The MayoClinic.com web
site said common signs of hypo-
thermia are shivering, which is
the body's attempt to generate
heat through muscle activity, and
the "umbles" -- stumbles, mum-
bles, fumbles and grumbles.
These behaviors may be a result
of changes in consciousness and
motor coordination caused by hy-
pothermia.
Severe hypothermia eventually
leads to cardiac and respiratory
failure then death, states informa-
tion on the web site.


was arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy
G. Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with attempted aggravated bat-
tery. His bond was set at $5,000.
Billy Cecil Bailey, 50, S.E.
33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 19 by Deputy G. Pop-
ovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with sale or
delivery of oxycodone and sale or
delivery of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $50,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


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Thanks for participating!
MEALS: If I go into a restaurant and have a great meal I think the
person who prepared it and the cook should be complimented on it.
Then if the opposite of this is true and the meal is bad then I don't
believe to blame the staff that was there over 8 years ago or to blame
someone who is going to be cooking. So I don't believe its right to
blame President Clinton or President-elect Obama for what the Bush
Administration has cooked up.
HORSE JUMPING: I am so excited that this horse jumping event
starts this weekend at the Agri-Civic Center. I heard that some of the
horses and riders competed in the Olympics and that they expect
over 100 horses. Free admission too. I can't wait for the grand prix on
Saturday starting at noon. What a great event and celebration at our
Agri-Civic Center.
RESPONSE: For the person thanking the Lord and God for Obama,
should be thanking the Lord for Okeechobee. After all Okeechobee
has more going for us.
CARS: I saw in the speak out where someone called in and said
that if people had bought American Cars there wouldn't be a crisis
with our car companies. The reason people don't buy American cars
is because those other countries took our scrap metal and recycled
it and made better automobiles than American companies did. And
people want to buy the best automobiles that's why there is a crisis.
SCOUTS: I am calling to thank Okeechobee County for their
support of Pack 964 and Troop 964 during their selling of popcorn.
Thank you.
EARTH'S AXIS: I was in the Navy and when we steered our ships
we went by magnetic north. Which means 'true north' was seven
degrees off the axis. I believe the world is tilting more and more and
no one is addressing this issue. They are blaming it on global warm-
ing, from carbons in the atmosphere and this and that, which prob-
ably has an impact too. But what I'm saying is the whole globe, the
whole world is tilting. It's starting to tilt more north. So new areas
become desert regions. India isn't getting any rain, their wells are
drying up. California, they're not getting any rain that's why they are
getting these fires. I don't know why no one has addressed this, but
with me having been in the military, I know that the world is tilting
more and more off the axis. So the Arctic is going to be down and the
Antarctic is going to be up and everything else is going to be messed
up. That's what is going on.
SCAMS: This latest scam, where they call you up and pretend to
be from the television cable company to try to trick you into giving
out personal information, is just one more reason you should never
give out any personal information on the phone or by email. Sus-
pect every phone call and every email. These scam artists are getting
more and more aggressive. No matter what someone tells you on the
phone, never give out bank or credit card information to someone
who calls you.
SKUNK APE: I heard the Skunk Ape has been spotted near Buck-
head Ridge. I hope he's keeping warm on these colder nights.
ELDERLY: With the economy in such bad shape, people are get-
ting desperate and the scam artists are getting more aggressive. Many
are targeting elderly folks. If you have elderly relatives, make sure
they are aware of the problem with all the scams going on. Check
on them and make sure they don't give anyone access to their bank
accounts or credit cards. In many cases, it's a good idea for an elderly
person to allow a trusted adult child or other relative handle paying
the bills for them. I saw a television program where an elderly man
lost his home because someone stole his identity and all his money.
It can actually get that bad.
FUNDRAISING: I own a home and pay school taxes. I do not ap-
preciate the schools expecting the children to also sell junk to raise
money for the school. My child is at Osceola Middle School and we
have already had two fundraising drives this year. And we are not
even through the first semester. With the fact that so many people
have lost their jobs, it is really not fair to be sending stuff home with
the kids to sell. People can't afford to be throwing money away on
junk they don't want or need, and they feel bad when they have to
turn the kids down. And if the kids don't sell a certain amount, they
don't get to go to the big party with the other students. I think they
need to do away with any fundraiser that has the "megaevents" and
you don't get to go if you didn't sell a certain amount. School should
be about learning reading, math and science, not about making kids
feel bad if they can't sell a bunch of useless junk.
JROTC: I heard the JROTC has a new instructor to replace the
one who resigned. I am curious how the students are reacting to the
new instructor. Is everything back on track?
AUTO INDUSTRY: I think it is wrong to bail out the auto industry
with more loans unless the government requires they make some big
changes. Unless they make the commitment to convert to alternate
fuels and to make more economical vehicles that people can afford,
loaning them more money is just throwing it in a black hole. Also,
they need to get rid of the current management that got them into
this hole and get some new people with new ideas in there. And the
unions should have to agree to come back to the table and renego-
tiate the salaries so that the companies can actually at least break
even. If they are just going to operate the way they have been and
keep losing money, there is no sense bailing them out.
TEENS: There has been a lot of chat about juveniles drinking. It
does not surprise me. I suppose that is a parent's worst nightmare.
We in Law Enforcement do what we can. However, I will give you
an example of what one parent did. I personally know this to be
true because I saw it. When she dropped her son off at the movies,
she drove away like all the other parents. Then she circled back and
parked out near the highway where she had a view of the whole area
and watched. When her son walked out she saw him. Sometimes
she would confront him and sometimes she would just watch. She
did this until he was 18 and on his own. By the way, he now pays rent
to her and still lives at home. He is in the union and drives back and
forth to WPB everyday to work. This parent took her responsibility
seriously and took her own time on Friday and Saturday nights when
she could have been out having her own good time. I guess a person
would have to decide just what one actually calls a GOOD TIME, rais-
ing the kids or partying. This was just an example -- you find what
works for you and know you did your best.
PARENTS: Knowing where your kids are and who they are with is
essential. And it doesn't hurt to make your house the one the kids like
to hang out at because you provide plenty of pizza and snacks and
don't complain about their music or how they dress.
OBAMA: I never voted for Obama. But I'm willing to give the guy
a chance. There is too much discrediting going on and the guy hasn't
even served the first day in office. I hardly think that he could make
things much worse than they already are now under this last eight
years of the Dubya administration.
CHRISTMAS: I suspect it is going to be a tough Christmas for a lot
of people. If you are lucky enough to still have a job, don't forget that
many are unemployed. Try to be a little more generous this year to
the toy drives and the food drives. There are many in our community
who lost their jobs and are losing their homes. We can get through
this if we help each other.
HOLIDAYS: Please start watching the newspaper. Many entities
that will be feeding people, assisting the homeless etc, will be placing
public notice ads.
NEW TEAM: Now that Obama is picking his cabinet, it seems like
we are just getting the old Clinton team back. I thought the election
as about change, not a return the Clinton administration. Remember,
Bill Clinton is the one who signed the legislation deregulating the
banking industry. This whole financial mess the country is now in
could have been avoided if he had vetoed that bill. Sure the Congress
passed it, but the president makes the final decision and he is the one
who signed that legislation into law. Bush can be blamed for the war
in Iraq, but the whole mess the economy is in can be directly traced
to the deregulation of the banking industry, which happened while
Bill Clinton was in office. The way people talk about George Bush,
it seems that most people don't even know that the change in the
banking laws happened under Clinton's watch.


Letters to the Editor


Thanksgiving meal
planned
I am writing this letter to share
with you about a community
Thanksgiving Supper we have
planned as an outreach to the
Okeechobee community. As you
know with the current economic
situation in our country more and
more individuals and families find
themselves in need. We feel lead
to use this opportunity to let the
love of God through Jesus Christ
work through us to reach others
at their point of need.
On Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m.,
we plan to open our doors to
anyone in the community wish-
ing to have a Thanksgiving meal.
Church members will be involved
in the serving of the food in ad-
dition to partaking in the meal as
we fellowship with our neighbors


who find themselves in need this
holiday season. Immediately af-
ter our meal we will move to our
sanctuary where a worship ser-
vice will be held. However, while
we encourage everyone to attend,
no one eating the meal will be ob-
ligated to do so.
If you are an area grocer, we
are sharing the request for our
need of turkey for this meal. All
other side dishes and drinks will
be provided by either the church
or individual church members.
Sincerely,
Brad Spencer, Pastor
Treasure Island Baptist
Church

A salute to
military spouses
During the early wars it was
practically unheard of for women


Community Calendar

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.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the 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
at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.

Saturday, Nov. 22
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. weekend noon
Open Discussion; NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group Step Study 7 p.m.;
NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group Open Discussion 8 p.m. *The Just
for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step fel-
lowships.
Ballroom dancing in Okeechobee A group class in ballroom
dancing is being offered in Okeechobee at Church of Our Saviour Par-
rish Hall, 200 N.W Third Street on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The
cost for the hour lesson is $10. Private instructions are also available.
Come and enjoy the fun with or without a partner. For more informa-
tion call 772-794-9040.

Sunday, Nov. 23
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(Behind Napa Auto Parts), A.A. weekend noon meeting OD-
Open Discussion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
fellowships.N.A. Sickest Of The Sick (OD) 7 p.m. OD-Open Discus-
sion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/
answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-
9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee SeniorSingers meet at9:30 a.m. atthe Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.



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to be in the active military. They
volunteered as nurses and care-
givers and of course, "Rosie Rivet-
ers." Today the military is full of as
many women as it has men. A lot
of them are married or are single
parents trying to make a better
life for their children. On Monday,
all the active and retired military
were honored, as they should be.
They fought for our country and
the right to live freely and to en-
hance relations between other
countries. The wars are still going
on and our men and women are
still out there.
But one person that tends to
get overlooked is the military
spouse. They seem to get put on a
sideline. No one offers them a free
dinner out. No one congratulates
them for a job well done. They
don't even receive any medals for
holding down the fort at home
while their spouse is holding up
the fort at war.
These men and women at
home have a private war of their
own. Struggling to keep peace
and sanity, always worrying about
their spouses safety while trying
to manage a job, raising chil-
dren, paying bills, fixing broken
plumbing, broken toys and bro-
ken hearts. All on their own. Most
of them have a friend or family
member to talk to and can relate
to. But a lot of them are far from
family and can't afford to run up
a phone bill every time they need
to be comforted over some bad
day's experience.
I wish I knew who they all are.
I would love to wrap my arms
around them and let them know
that not only do I pray for their
spouses at war, but also for them.
I pray that they trust the good
Lord to see them through every
day. War is hell for everyone, but
it is hardest on the ones waiting
on the sidelines.
If you know someone who is
a military spouse, congratulate
them, offer them a free meal, or
a day off. They deserve it.
Military spouses everywhere, I
salute you!
Cheryl Gawda
Okeechobee

Election thoughts
What the recent Presidential
election means to me:
Elation-Deflation
Relief-Apprehension
Hopefulness-Hopelessness
Optimism-Pessimism
Peacefulness-Anxiety
Certainty-Uncertainty
Positivism-Negativism
Summary-Turmoil
Barack Obama was not my
candidate of choice because he
did not convince me that he is


ready for the challenges facing
him.
However, he will be our next
president and since I have been
proud of my country for my en-
tire life, I will give him full support
and allegiance.
That said, I will be watching
him very carefully and intend to
hold him highly accountable for
the caliber of his administration.
I pray that God keeps him safe
from hateful people and guides
his heart to make the right deci-
sions for our great country and
every citizen in it.
Sincerely,
Barbara Munsey
Okeechobee

Horsemen honored
at dinner
Monday night we all gathered
together for a special dinner with
some of Okeechobee's finest
Horse men and women. The din-
ner was organized by Bobbi Poole
of Photography by Bobbi and was
attended by Jerry and Nancy Joli-
coeur of Paddock Farms, Rene
Burk and fiance Dana Bunch,
Mike and Cindy Ricker of Mi-Cin
Ranch, DR Daniel with multiple
ranches, BJ Spinweber with Mi-
Cin Ranch and also Rick Steed
training, Mimi Arnold with NAH-
RA, Hoot and Joy Worley and
three of their granddaughters,
one of which wants to be a trainer
like her "PaPa" and Rick and Toni
Steed of Steed Training.
The dinner was the conclu-
sion to a project started this past
summer by Bobbi. She wanted
to bring these many different in-
dividuals together as they all have
the same passion for horses.
The life stories of these indi-
viduals were framed with a col-
lage of them at their best. The
stories include how their trades
were started, their mentors, train-
ing preferences and family. Bobbi
thanked each of them for taking
the time to give their stories, to
their families for supporting them
and their devotion to one of God's
finest creations.
There were some who could
not make it last night and we
would like to recognize them also
as they have spent their time on
this project as well, and they are
Buck Daniel, Kevin Peadon, Rue-
ben Murphy, Gail Blount, Jesse
Jones, Colt Murphy and Jerrod
Jenkins. The finished project is
being displayed at the Brahma
Bull, so we encourage you to
go by and read about some of
Okeechobee's hidden talents.
(Thank you also to the Brahma
Bull for great food and service.)
Cherish Pilgrim
Okeechobee


Submitted photo/Cherish Pilgrim
This shows a few of the finished "horsemen" projects.


Submitted photo/Cherish Pilgrim
The Steed Family (Rick, Toni and son Brock), Hoot Worley
and family, Mimi Arnold, BJ Spinweber and DR Daniel were
among those who attended the Horsemen dinner.


Submitted photo/Cherish Pilgrim
Brock and Toni Steed, Joy and Hoot Worley, BJ Spinweber, DR
Daniel, Mike and Cindy Ricker, Rene Burk and Dana Bunch,
Nancy and Jerry Jolicoeur attended the Horsemen dinner
held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant on Monday, Nov. 17.




Okeechobee News, Friday, November 21, 2008 5



The secret to great deviled eggs lies here


Kim Bass was in the medical
field for 30 years but always want-
ed to work in a library. When the
opportunity arose she jumped at
the chance, no more driving over
an hour each way to work. Kim
is 10th generation Floridian. She
moved to Okeechobee in 1971
but was raised in Belle Glade. Kim
reads 4 to 5 books a week. Let's
just say that reading is her pas-
sion. She reads everything.
When I asked Kim for a recipe
she stated that everyone always
requests her Deviled Egg recipe.
So she decided to share itwith me.
In case you don't know the secret
to a perfect hardboiled egg here
it is: Place eggs into a saucepan,
cover eggs with cold water, put lid


on saucepan and bring to a boil.
Turn off the heat, leaving eggs in
the hot water for 10 minutes. Run
cold water over the eggs to stop
cooking. Remember for those of
you with fresh eggs, the older the
egg, the easier to peel.
Utensils needed: sauce pan
with lid, measuring spoons,


spoon, knife, fork, plate, 2 bowls
(one for egg shells).
Ingredients:
6 eggs equals 12 deviled eggs
1 V2 tbsp. finely chopped chut-
ney
4 tsp. reduced calorie mayon-
naise
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
'/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 tsp. salt
Peel cooled eggs, discard
shells. Rinse eggs and slice eggs
in half lengthwise. Remove yolks
carefully, being careful not to
damage the whites. In a bowl
mash the egg yolks with a fork,
do not pack them. Moisten yolks
with the rest of the ingredients.
Mix well. Spoon yolk mixture into


the whites. For a fancier presen-
tation a pastry bag or a plastic
bag with the corner cut off can
be used to pipe the mixture back
into whites. Place finished eggs
onto plate.
Kim stated that she has made
the eggs this way and added dif-
ferent twists depending on who
the eggs were for or where they
were going. In the past she has
added French dressing, ranch
dressing, deviled ham, anchovy
paste, horseradish, blue cheese,
Roquefort cheese, sweet pickles,
black olives, chives, celery seed,
parsley, basil, paprika, mustard,
ketchup, and even smoked salm-
on. Whatever she had on hand
and inspired her.


The way the recipe reads, a
serving is two halves and a serv-
ing equals 98 calories.
Remember, that if you would


like to share your opinion, and
your recipe, please contact me at
Kitchen_talk@yahoo.com. Thank
you, Heather.


Tucker joins Seacoast board


BrandonTucker, President, The
Tucker Group joined Seacoast Na-
tional Bank's Community Board
in August 2008. The community
board meets on a quarterly basis.
The members are responsible for
advising the bank on the delivery
of its products and services in
the community. Brandon, a na-
tive Floridian, born in Pahokee,
attended Florida State University
and is currently the President/Co-


Owner of The
Tucker Group,
LLC.
Mr. Tucker
graduated from
Okeechobee
High School and
holds licenses as
a Florida Real Es-
tate Broker and Brandon
Florida Auction- Tucker
eer. He is also heavily involved in


community organizations includ-
ing; Director, Economic Coun-
cil of Okeechobee County, Inc.,
Co-Chair Growth Management
Committee, Okeechobee County
Agri-Council, Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of Realtors, National As-
sociation of Realtors and Pi Kappa
Phi Fraternity, Beta Eta Chapter of
Florida State.
"Brandon is a dedicated cus-


tomer and will be an asset to our
board," said Mark Smith, Presi-
dent & CEO of Seacoast Big Lake
Region.
The operating arm of Seacoast
Banking Corporation of Florida
(NASDAQ: SBCF) Seacoast Na-
tional Bank has 42 offices in Flori-
da and approximately $2.4 billion
in assets, and is one of the largest
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Rick Chartier, Owner ICS
Computer joined Seacoast Na-
tional Bank's Community Board
in August 2008. The community
board meets on a quarterly basis.
The members are responsible for
advising the bank on the delivery
of its products and services in the
community. Rick, a native Florid-
ian, born in Hialeah, graduated
from Okeechobee High School.
He attended IRCC earning an AA
degree and finishing at UCF with
a double major in management
and management information


systems. Rick also received a mi-
nor in computer
science.
Rick is li-
censed and in-
sured to work
in the field of IT,
which includes
computers, net-
work lines, tele-
phone systems
and network ca- Rick Chartier
bling. He is also
involved in the
community with representation


as a Board Member of the Eco-
nomic Council, Member of the
Main Street Economic Restructur-
ing Committee, active in the First
Baptist Church ROC (Recreation
Outreach Center) and coaches
First Baptist Church flag football.
"Rick is a loyal customer and
will be an asset to our board, "said
Mark Smith, President & CEO of
Seacoast Big Lake Region.
The operating arm of Seacoast
Banking Corporation of Florida
(NASDAQ: SBCF) Seacoast Na-
tional Bank has 42 offices in Flori-


Okeechobee Main Street


adds community calendar


da and approximately $2.4 billion
in assets, and is one of the largest
independent banks headquar-
tered in Florida.


News


HOLIDAY


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Have you ever wondered
where you can go to get all of the
up-to-date events that are going
on in Okeechobee, whether it be
a benefit fundraiser, a government
meeting or even a circus event?
Okeechobee Main Street and
the Okeechobee Tourist Develop-
ment Council is teaming up to es-
tablish the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Calendar. This calendar will


include all of the big events that
go on in the local vicinity and all
of the community fundraisers and
government meetings as well.
The calendar will also include
small meetings and socials of ev-
ery club, group or organization
that would like to submit infor-
mation.
The goal is to have a central
hub for all of the calendared hap-
penings of the community that
will be posted on web-sites such


as the city and county web-sites
and also throughout the local
news media. Because it is online,
this service will be available to
citizens of Okeechobee as well as
anyone who is visiting the area or
researching the area as a possible
place to move.
So, remember, whether it's a
school function, non-profit orga-
nization, club, group or church
event OKMS and the TDC would
like to post it for you.
To submit information or to
be added to the email distribution
list please email: communitycal-
endar@mainstreetokeechobee.
com.
This calendar will be distrib-
uted via email monthly to sub-
scribers.
For more information call
the OKMS office 863-357-MAIN
(6246).


The Staff Of The Okeechobee News


Wishes Everyone


Happy Holidays!


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the event's guests. All proceeds benefited the Okeecho-
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Community Events


Machine embroidery
group plans to meet
Fancy ME! machine embroi-
dery group meeting If you have
an embroidery machine, plan to
buy one or are just interested in
the concept, please join us at our
next meeting. It will be held on
Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. in the Red Cross class-
room, 323 N. Parrott Avenue. (If
you cannot make this meeting, we
will have another one on the fol-
lowing Saturday, Nov. 29.) Bring
your machine and lunch for a fun-
filled day. This month we will be
be doing both free standing lace
and machine applique. Bring the
designs you want to work with
and scraps of material for the
applique. For more information
please call Joan at 863-467-0290
or Corry at 863-467-2231.


Obituaries

Alexander N. 'Nick'
Yackamouih, 70
MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. Al
exander N. "Nick" Yackamouih, of
Mt. Washington, formerly of Okee-
chobee, Fla. passed away Saturday,
Nov. 15, 2008. He was 70.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m.
Saturday in Bethel United Methodist
Church, 7357 Highway 44 East, Mt.
Washington, KY 40047.

Mother Lura Mae
Davis, 75
INDIANTOWN Mother Lura
Mae Davis, died on Thursday, Nov.
13, 2008, in Kindred Hospital South
Florida in Fort
Lauderdale. She
was 75.
She was born in
Nashville,Ga., and
had been a resi-
dent of Indian-
town for over 56
years. She com-
p let e d
her primary and secondary
education in the public schools of
Berrien County, Ga.
Mother Davis was a member of the
Pahokee Church of God in Pahokee,
and served on the Mother's Board.
She was a certified nursing assistant
and was employed at Stuart Nursing
and Restorative Care, and Salerno
Bay Manor before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Eddie and Corine Moore
Jenkins; and an infant son, Gary.
Survivors include her husband of
59 years, Nathaniel Davis Sr., of Indi-
antown; three sons, Willie B. Davis
Sr., of Pembroke Pines, Phaion C.
Davis, of Indiantown, and Nathaniel
Davis Jr., of Orlando; four daughters,
Alsaida L. Jones, of Atlanta, Ga.,
Winifred Charles, and Clara M. "Tau
sha" Murvin, of Indiantown; twenty-
two grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren; and six sisters, Chris-
tine Bennett, Elbert Jean Beale,
Cindy Miller, Louvenia Jackson, and
Margaret Foster, all of Nashville, Ga.,
and Clara Futch, of West Palm
Beach.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to
12 noon Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at
the Pahokee Church of God. A
homegoing celebration will begin at
12 noon with the pastor, Bishop Bud
Mickins officiating.
Burial will follow at Port Mayaca
Cemetery in Port Mayaca.
Thorne's Mortuary, Inc. of Stuart,
Florida is in charge arrangements.
A guest book may be signed at
www.thornesmortuary.com.

Wanda Faye Garcia, 50
OKEECHOBEE Wanda Faye
Garcia, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008,
in Okeechobee. She was 50.
Born Oct. 30,
1958 in Cincinna-
ti, Ohio, she came
to Okeechobee in
1972, and enjoyed
her grandchil-
dren.
She is preceded
in death by her
brothers, Wayne Oliver and Timmy
Jo Oliver.
She is survived by her husband,
Jose Garcia, of Texas; daughter, An-
drea (Jesse) Garcia; grandsons, Mat-
thew Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, and
Aidan Garcia; brothers, Jesse Oliver
(Kayla), and Adam Oliver, all of
Okeechobee; sisters, Rosetta Sires
(Elisha), of Mississippi, Helen Oliver
(Albert Lopez), of Channelview, Tex-
as, and Peggy Longoria (Arthur), of
Okeechobee; and mother, Imagene
Oliver, 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.
Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.


Yard sale planned to
benefit student trip
The OHS Academy of Finance
will be holding a yard sale on Sat
urday, Nov. 22, in the south park-
ing lot of the high school. The
time will be 8 a.m. to 2 pm. All
proceeds will help to pay for the
group trip to Atlanta, Ga. in April.

OCA holds annual spa-
ghetti dinner
Okeechobee Christian Acad-
emy will hold its 13th Annual
Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on
Friday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. till 2
p.m. (drive thru only) and Satur
day, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until 7
p.m. (eat in, drive thru, bake sale)
Dinner includes spaghetti, green
beans and roll, (tea or coffee dine
in only) for a $5 donation. A silent
auction will be held on Saturday
from 3 until 6 p.m. and their first
Chapel Quilt Show will be held
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For infor
mation call 863-763-3072.


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).

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.

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

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.


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Order of the Eastern
Star holds breakfast
Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8 until
11 a.m. the Okeechobee Chap-
ter No. 128 Order of the Eastern
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.

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

Bake sale to benefit
Habitat for Humanity
The Habitat for Humanity Bake
sale will be at Regions Bank on
Nov. 24, 25, and 27. From 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. Monday to Wednes-
day.


The Third Annual craft bazaar
and luncheon at Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 1167 Linda
Road (BHR) will be held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. until
2 p.m. For more information
call the Church at 863-357-6500.
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.

Holiday Cookie Sale
planned
The Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church will have their annual
Christmas Cookie Sale on Sat-
urday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship
Hall. The church is located at 312
N. Parrot Avenue.

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:
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of the city; Dec. 19 in the SE sec-
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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.


Holiday Happenings


Holiday Cookie Sale
planned
The Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church will have their annual
Christmas Cookie Sale on Sat-
urday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship
Hall. The church is located at 312
N. Parrot Avenue.


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!

Third Annual craft


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.

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.

VFW 4423 holds Toy's
For Tots Bike Run
Bikes will leave the VFW Post
4423 (34th Street off 441 North.)
at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7
and will arrive in Buckhead Ridge
by 1 p.m. Entry fee is one new
unopened toy. This event will
benefit Toy's For Tots. A hog roast
with swamp cabbage will be held
at 2 p.m., there will be music and
a good time for a $5 donation. For
more information call 863-467-
2882.

We want your holiday
news
Is your club, organization or
church planning a holiday event
or fundraiser? Email your news
to okeenews@newszap.com for
this list of community holiday
events.


Beginnings and
Beyond concert
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. the
Church of our Saviour, 200 S.W.
Sixth St., will hold a "Beginnings
and Beyond" musical event. The
event is free and open to the pub-
lic. In an attempt to assist Health
Start, a non-profit organization
that assists expectant mothers,
Chuch of our Saviour is asking
that attendees bring a package of
diapers as a donation to Healthy
Start. Many talented artists (some
of which are local) will perform
and the program will be narrated
by Nicole Wood. For information
call 863-763-4843.


Area Agency on Aging
announces upcoming
meeting
The Area Agency on Aging of
Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
annual Board of Directors & Ad-
visory Council meeting is sched-
uled to be held on Tuesday, Nov.
25, at The Area Agency on Aging
of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast,
Inc., 4400 N. Congress Avenue,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407. The
meeting is scheduled to begin
at 8:45 a.m. Contracts requiring
the expenditure of funds are a
regular agenda item of this meet-
ing. Please call Vivian Pfau, Area
Agency on Aging, at 561-684-5885
for more information.


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Service Club News in Brief


The American
Legion Post 64
501 S E. Second Street, Okeechobee
Office 863-763-2950 Lounge 863-763-
5309
We can accommodate meetings,
weddings and parties of any size.
The public is always welcome unless it's
a members only event.
Our kitchen is open 11 am. to 3 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
and 1 to 8 p m. on Sunday.
Sunday: Open 1 to 8 p.m. Regular
Bingo from 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Open 11-8 p.m. Social Bingo
1 PM
Tuesday Open 11-8 p m
Wednesday: Open 11-8 pm. "Taco
Day" 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
Tacos $1.50
Music with Jim Elders 2-6
Thursday. Open 11 a.m. 8 p.m. Social
Bingo 6 p m
SAL Steak Dinner third Sunday each
month $12 donation.
Legion and Auxiliary meet the second
and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
The fourth Tuesday meeting includes a
carry in dinner at 6 p.m.
SAL Meet the third Tuesday at 7 p m
* Friday night dinners resume on Nov. 7.
* Christmas Basket Drawing to be held -
tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 New Years
Eve Party tickets on sale now' $20 per
couple, $10 per single "buy now to avoid
the rush" Members Guest only.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regular
informational meeting on the first Saturday
of the month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 US 78 W, at 10
a m. Applications for new members are
available. Call Helen James at 863-824-
7644 or Lou Eder at 863-357-0467.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am. Contact the Post at 467-2882 for
information

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at 9983
U S. 441 N For information on events, call
863-763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p m. Food
will be available for a donation.
* Wednesday bar bingo starting at 4
p m. Food will be available
* Every Thursday, washer toss at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary at 6
p.m., Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz) starting at
5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays music at 7
pm.
* First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
is located at 107 NW. Fifth Ave. For
information about the club and events, call
Jose Verano at 863-634-2071
* The Masonic Lodgeholdstheir meetings
on the second and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has many
fun activities planned on the first and third
Tuesday of each month. For upcoming
activities, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-
634-8087

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on US 78 W in
Buckhead Ridge, The Lodge's phone
number is 863-763-2250.
* Sunday breakfast will be served from
9 until 11 a.m. With many items to choose
from.
* Monday WOTM Chapter meeting the
first and third Mondays of every month
7-30 p m
* Wednesday' Bingo and food, food
served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6
p.m.
* Thursday: dinner will be served from
5 until 7 p.m. Call the Lodge for the menu.
* Thursday Music for dancing at 7:30
p.m. Call to see who is playing.
* Thursday 5-Card Bingo at 6 p m food
available at 5 p m
* Friday: dinner served from 5 until 7:30
p m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p m. Call to
see who is playing.
* Saturday: dinner starting at 6 p.m.
* Saturday. Prime Rib Dinner served
from 6 until 8 pm the first Saturday of the
month.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 156 N.W 36th St. in Okeechobee
Please call the Lodge at 863-763-4954 for
further information, sudden changes and
menus. Guests are invited to enjoy the
activities and consider membership
* Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11
am.
* Horseshoe practice every Sunday at 2
p m. and Thursday Evening.
* Every Monday, Pool tournaments -
sign up, 7 p.m. Food is served.
* Women's meeting second and fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Officers meetings first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m
* Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.


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* Moose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7 30 p m
* Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p m and
Friday night at 7 p.m. -Food Served. (you
must be a member to play bar bingo)
* Dinner and music almost every
Saturday night.

VFW Post #4423
* Music by the 'Saxman' at 5-9 p.m.
North VFW members and friends welcome
Sunday, Nov. 16.
The VFW North Post #4423 is located at
300 N.W 34 St The Post phone number is
863-763-0818.
Happy hour Monday through Thursday 4
until 6 p m
Monday: 50-cent hot dogs.
Tuesday Washer toss at 1 p m.
Wednesday: Pizza and Grill 5 until 7
p.m.
Friday Bingo at 1 p.m. Pizza and Gnll 6
until 9 p.m Karaoke 7 until 11 p m.
Saturday Bar Bingo at 1 p.m Karaoke
7 until 11 pm
Sunday. Dinner 2 until 4 p.m.
Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings third
Sunday of every month at 11a m.
Men's Auxiliary Meeting 3 Monday of
every month 7 p m
* Membership for 2009 is overdue.
Annual members are asked to please pay
their dues
Big Screen TV and Pool Table

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post 9528 is located at 29012
E State Road 78 in Buckhead Ridge For
information call 863-467-2882. Post opens
at 11 am Monday through Sunday
We are taking applications for men or
women who would like to join the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, the Men's Auxiliary,
AmVets or the Ladies AmVets Auxiliary.
SWednesdays DinnerbyLadiesAuxiliary,
Mens Auxiliary, or AmVet Ladies Auxiliary
at 5.30 p.m. Music will be available.
* Thursday' Bar Bingo at 1 p.m. Lunch
will be available
* Friday. 16 ounce stead dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be served
from 5:30 until 7 pm. for an $11 donation
Pork Loin dinner available for $7 Dancing
immediately following dinner
* Sunday. 5 15 p.m. bar bingo. Food
will be served for a donation
* Membership meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturdays of each
month at 10 a m
* House Committee meetings are held
on the second Saturday of the month at 9
a m For information contact Robert Hare,
Post Commander at 863-467-2882 Callfor
Menu.
All games and special events are shown
on seven televisions, two of which are big
screen. The game room has a regulation
size pool table

VFW Post #10539
* Post hours are 10 a m Monday through
Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Closing
times are discretionary and dependent
on the number of patrons but usually not
before 8 p.m on weekdays and 11 pm


on weekends.
* Happy hours 10 to 11 a m. and 3 to 6
pm Monday through Thursday Noon to 2
p.m on Saturdays.
* Monday Card Bingo at 6 p m
* Tuesday Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-
eat spaghetti dinner $5 donation beginning
at 5 30 p m
* Wednesday Bar Bingo at 12'45 p.m.
Lunch by Ladies Auxiliary. Kitchen open
from 5 until 8 pm Evening music.
* Thursday: Music, kitchen open from 5
until 8 p.m
* Friday: Music, kitchen open from 5 until
8 p.m.
* Saturday: Noon, dollar hotdogs, $1.50
Polish Sausage, both with Chili and all the
fixings. Card bingo at 5 p.m. Music and
dancing at 7 p m $50 gas card giveaway.
* Scheduled meetings: VFW First
Sunday at noon, Ladies Auxiliary second
Monday at 7 p m., Men's Auxiliary second
Wednesday at 7 p m
* Do you have a family member serving
overseas? We send packages of urgently
needed supplies to them We accept
donations for this worth cause Contact
Cheryl Beniot at 863-697-2930
For further information call 863-763-
2308

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R 78
W, members will meet the first and third
Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at (863) 763-
3378
* They are now open three days a week
Weekly specials are.
* Tuesday. Noon until 9 p.m.: Spaghetti
dinner donations only, music from 6 until
9 p.m., happy hour 3-6 p.m.
* Thursday: Noon until 9 p.m.. Fried
Shrimp dinner or clams $6 donation;
happy hour 3-6 p m ; shrimp skewers 2
for $3
* Friday' Noon untli 9 p m. Catfish
dinner $6 donation, happy hour 3-6 p m

Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S E is now open to members Monday-
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 pm,
Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m Information can
be found by visiting wwwfoe4509 com, or
calling 863-467-1154.
* Food is served several evenings a
week.
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first
and third Wednesday of each month at the
old Cypress Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7 p m
on the second and fourth Wednesday of
every month
* Friday night' 16 oz rib eye steak dinner
with the trimmings beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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8 Okeechobee News, Friday, November 21, 2008


School board chooses leaders


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board chair is now Kelly
Owens and the vice-chair is India
Riedel, as was determined at their
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18,
where both Mrs. Owens and Mrs.
Riedel were sworn in for another
term of office by Former Judge
Bill Hendry.
The board also approved the
amendment or rewrite of the Bul
lying and Harassment policy. This
rewrite was completed by a com-
mittee made up of local citizens,
teachers, parents and community
leaders. According to Ken Ken-
worthy, Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction, the Florida De
apartment of Education (FLDOE)
has already confirmed that the
new policy will make the district
in full compliance with Florida
Statutes.
The committee collaboratively
developed a draft policy prohib-
iting bullying and harassment
of any student or employee and
submitted it to the superinten-
dent for approval. The policy was
developed to focus on victims,
bullies, bystanders, encouragers,
and those who allow it to hap-
pen. The new policy touches on
all issues including a statement
officially prohibiting bullying and
harassment in the Okeechobee
County School District.
According to the policy, "bul-
lying means systematically and
chronically inflicting physical hurt
or psychological distress on one
or more students or employees.
It is further defined as unwanted
and repeated written, verbal,
graphic or physical behavior, in-
cluding any threatening, insult-
ing, or dehumanizing gesture, by
a student or adult, that is severe
or pervasive enough to create an
intimidating, hostile, or offensive
educational environment; cause
discomfort or humiliation; or un-
reasonably interfere with the in-
dividual's school performance or
participation."
The policy includes conse-
quences for committing bullying
or harassment as well as how to
report an offense.


Florida Department of Educa-
tion (FLDOE) Criteria for Bullying
and Harassment Policies were
followed and a model policy was
also used to create the local pol
icy. Some offenses could also be
reported to the Florida's School
Environmental Safety Incident
Reporting (SESIR), the statewide
report on school safety and disci-
pline data.
The previous policy for bully-
ing and harassment was only a
paragraph long and had not been
revised since 1998. The newly re-
vised policy is now eight pages
and adequately covers the re-
quired specifics concerning bully-
ing and harassment.
The board approved of the sal-
ary schedules of non-bargaining
unit members and the Superin
tendent's contract, which includes
such positions as principal, assis
tant principal, school psycholo-
gist, and lunchroom manager to
name a few.
The board approved three
bids for new telephone system
replacement from locally based
CML Communications, Inc. in
the amount of $180,860 for sys-
tems to be placed at North El-
ementary, Seminole Elementary
and Everglades Elementary. The
individual bids for each school
came in lower than estimated by
district engineers and due to the
local company will allow for im
mediate service when needed in
the future.
The board also approved a bid
from Ocean Gate General Con-
tractors, Inc. for the Okeechobee
High School calf barn replace-
ment project in the amount of
$175,000. Ocean Gate previously
built the North Fire Station for the
County and they have been very
pleased with its construction ac-
cording to Dale Barrett, director
of operations. The bid by Ocean
Gate came in well under the esti-
mated amount of $300,000; which
will save the district an estimated
$125,000. The construction field
is so competitive right now in this
economy that there were many
bids for this project. Mr. Barrett
contacted Ocean Gate to confirm
that their bid was accurate for


what was called for with the calf
barn as the highest bid for the job
was $90,000 higher. They assured
him that the bid for $175,000 was
accurate.
In other business the board
also approved:
a memoranda of agree-
ment which was ratified by the
Okeechobee County Education
Association for the Florida Atlan
tic University FIAT programs;
Literacy First agreement for
professional development and
web-site license and services at
Seminole Elementary School pay-
able by Title I funds;
the district plan for services
to English Language Learners;
designations and appoint-
ments to various committees
and councils of the school board
members for the fiscal year;
revisions to personnel allo-
cations and employment of per
sonnel; and
the donation of a 1995 Blue
Bird Bus to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office.
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and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800 464 6331 for pre
vious complaints
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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BACK PACK found belongs
to Aaron Johnson. Call to
identify 863)675-0077 or
863-674-1333
CAT Black, w/white belly,
Big Green Eyes, & white feet.
Found in vicinity of Seminole
Cove (217)454-6907
COCKER SPANIEL male,
found vicinity of Basswood.
Call to identify
(863)610-2554
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BEHIND SUPERIOR TIRE &
MUFFLER HYW 98 N-2168
NW 4th St- Sat Only 11/22
from 8 am to 3 pm
BESIDE CENTRAL ELM- 700
SW 5th Ave- Sat only 11-22
Lots of plants & misc.
Blue Heron-2 Family Yard
Sale-1225 SE 23rd St-Sat
11/22 Only- 8am-2pm
MOVING- 214 SE 2nd St- Sat
& Sun 11/22 & 23 8am-?
Everything MUST go!
MULTI FAMILY-By Seminole
Cove 3838 SW 16th Ave- Fn,
Sat & Sun 11-21/22 & 23-
Lot's of everything, great gift
items
Okeechobee Estates Multi
Family Sale-1413 SE 8th
Ave, Sat 11/22- 8am-2pm-
Household items, books,
clothing & more.


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


HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST

Lincare, leading national res-
piratory company seeks
Healthcare Specialist Re-
sponsibilities: Disease Man-
agement Program, clinical
evaluations, equipment set-
up & education Be the doc-
tor's eyes in the home
setting. RN, RRT, CRT l-
censed as applicable Great
personality with strong work
ethic needed Competitive
salary, benefits & career
paths. Drug Free Workplace,
EOE Please fax resume to
Angel, 863-763-5191



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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glaswar, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Draps, Lis & Fabric 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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and more. Trading Post Flea
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
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or (863)261-6425

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm F ad/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





Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)467-2537


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 wall
closets, eat-in 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/1 a, Furnished
Avail Dec 1st
For Details. 561-352-4243



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

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



3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open floor
plan, $850/mo, first & sec
Call Brandi 863-634-3407
Okeechobee Real Estate
BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm., In Bass-
wood Estates Big yard
$750 mo + st & last Call
(954)303-9804
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- WATER-
FRONT-Seasonal or yearly,
house, apt, or trailer Fully
Furnsmoke free, no pets
(863)763-6086
CBS 3BR, 15 BA, 1600 SW
3rd Ave Near library Fenced
yard. $900 mo. $2000 to
move in. (863)634-0512
In City Limits- 4/2 -1st, last &
Sec. (863) 634-9139


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKEE., 3BR/2BA 10 acres.
Horses welcome 70 W 12mi
out of town $800 mo + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800
mo + Util, st & 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, Gar., 2.5 ac.,
Lawn maint. included.
$1395 mo 863-801-9163
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1 5ba, Cent/AC, on water,
gar, fenced yard yard $800/mo,
1t& ast, (561)308-7566



EXCELLENT LOCATION 441
S. Commercial Office/Retail
Space, 1154 sq. ft. Call
863-634-7728 for details


Real Eslate



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 lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warhouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


OKEECHOBEE 3/1 CBS, new
roof, totally remodeled
in/out, $99,900 Call
(561)801-3002


TWO PARCLES 32 Acres
each! Located at 23401 SW
Arrowroot St., Indiantown,
FL 34956 wi4" Well & Elec-
tricity Some Oaks & Cab-
bage Palms. Mostly cleared.
$384,000 per parcel, or best
offer (772)233-9863


5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$89,900 00 (561)801-3002



Trade Newer 3/2/2 Down-
town Stuart 1 mi. to beaches
for house, barn & 2+ acres
near Okee (772)463-6630


Mobile Homes



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




BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent: 2/1 unique Loft unit
and/or 3/2 home. Both units
newly remodeled Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian
Ranch. Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed No Petsi $550 / $650 -
Move in special M-F
(863)467-2982


Dew Drop Inn-Adult park-
DWMH- 3/2 12x26 screen
room, 20x26 carport, cent
A/C/Heat, incl appl, unfur-
nished $900 includes
water/sewer, basic cable,
stlast & dep. References
Req. (863)697-2065
HOTEL/MOTEL ALT. 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba., w/full kitchen,
W&D, $250 wk. $300 sec.
dep. (863)824-0981
HOUSE 3BR/2BA sits on
1.25 acres, located in Prai-
ne/Viking, outside pets wel-
come (561)718-1212
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
772)215-0010
KIB S FISH CAMP


RV'S WITH SUN
(863)697-2065


ROOMS-


ADULT PARK in Okeechobee
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm, 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
FLEETWOOD 1983 13x50,
2BR, 2 BA. 2 porches & a
work shop. Leaving the area.
1st home in Riverbend on
the right Asking $26,000
(863)467-2997
FLEETWOOD 1999 16x70,
3BR, 2BA Great condition
$13,000 or best offer
(772)233-9863
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 2BR/2BA,
very nice, call for details
(863)357-1845


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



Like New 72"x84" ALU Pick
up Topper, fits Ford Crew
Cab Short Bed. Stored Inside
$500 OBO (863)697-9713
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze'



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



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. OBO (863)610-0521.



CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW-
ERED GOLFCART GOOD
WORKING CONDITION
$1600/neg (863)634-7577
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Ford Crown Victona-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige $4000
(863)763-3660
MERCEDES 1998 500SL, 2
Tops, white w/lan int Very
low miles. 67K. Value
$18-$20K. Consider trade
for property or Motor Home.
(954)946-1741 leave mes-
sage



Tires- 6 245/70 R 19.5 6K
miles $850. OBO
(863)697-9713
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



CHEVY SILVERADO, 2008 -
Great cond, less than 5K mi
Take over pymts balance
$20,000. 863-763-4610


ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer
7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
Cond, Double & Side Doors
$2500/firm (863)697-0294
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your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 2008-CP-075
IN RE ESTATE OF
DAVIDA. KANADY
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administation of the estate of David
A Kanady, deceased, whose date of
death was February 21 2008 is pend-
ing in ie Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division the
address of which is Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with 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 COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of Me decedent and
other persons having claims or de
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims 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 733 702 OF THE LORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE ECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
Peronal Representatve
Yvette M Kanady
2107Woodview Dve
Wilmington, IL 6081
Attorney for Personal Representative
ANTHONY YOUNG, PA
Attorney for YveteM Kanady
Fonda BarNo 109685
1138 Sout Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone (863) 824-6776
Fax (863) 824 6778
301555 N11/21, 2808
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO 2008CP208
DIVISION- Probate
IN RE ESTATE OF
ROAN CLARK MATTSON
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Rhe admnstfraion of the estate of
ROAN CLARK MATTSON, deceased,
whose date of death was August 17th,
200, and whose Social Security Num
ber is 594-90-3024, is pending in the
Circut Court for Okeechobee County,
Flonda, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 Northwest Third St, Suite
125, Okeechobee, FL 34972
The names and addresses of hre per
sonal representative and the persona
representative's attney are set forth be-
low
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent s estate on whom a
copy of this noce is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICES OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of te decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claim wi th s court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
CATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI
On SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is Novemberl4th, 2008
Personal Representative
TRISTA MATTSON
1375 NE Bth Avenue
Okeechobee, FL34974
SWAINE & HARRIS, PA
Attorneys or Personal Representatve
401 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone (63) 465-2811
Flonda Bar No 278629
300507 ON 11/14,21/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 08-CA-78
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plantif
vs
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER, OR AGAINST, SHEILADIANE
UTT AK/IA SHILA UTT A/KA SHEILA
A HALL, DECEASED, atal
Defendants)
Defendant(s)
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST,
SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHILA UTT
A/KiA SHEILA UT AiKA SHEILA A
HALL, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESEN-
TATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA
DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/A
SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDAT(S) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED tat an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
opery in OKEECHOBEE Count,
londa
LOT 10, PALM VILLAGE RANCH, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 34,
OF TEH PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wit-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first pub caton, any, on Fonda De-
fault Law Group, PL, Plaintiff's attor-
ney whose address s 9119 Corporate
Lake rive, Suite 300 Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the ongina wit this
Court either before service on Plain-
t's attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint orpetion
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 18th day of Nov, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By iS LINDA F YOUNG
As Deputy Cleik
301456 ON 11/21,28/08





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COMPUTER Dell, Black, XP
Pro, Office, w/2,500 Ninten-
do Games installed Tony
$125 (863)517-2782


VERIZON VOYAGER PHONE -
w/access, never used, orig
box, $255 Suggested retail
$400 (863)697-2161
WATERSOFTNER & SALT
TANK CULLIGAN W/NEW
HEAD $400/firm.
(863)634-7577



DRUM SET 5 pc. Starion
model. Like new condition.
Red wine color Cymbals in-
cluded $300 863-763-2726


SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates
Must seel Various colors Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110


Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
Offer (772)205-0121
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.









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NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee Cunty Cnslruclion Industry
Licensing Board
NEW LOCATION
The Okeechobee County Construcon Industry Licensng Board will hold a pubic
meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, @ 330 PM The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at the 1728
N W 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda For moinformation, contact Barara Cash
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any mater considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
he proceedings is made and that the record includes Me testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee Count Constructon
Industry Licensing Board
300422 ON11/12,21/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that te City Council of the City o Okeechobee, Flonda wil
on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 7 0 p m or as soon thereafter possible at City
Hall 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance ino law NO 1035 AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY
(RMF) AND HOLDING (H) ZONING DISTRICT TO LIGHT COMMERCIAL (CLT) ZON-
ING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The Ordinance is regarding Reoning Petition No 08-010-R, submitted by pmper-
ly ownerss, David and Anita Nunez The petition is to change te zoning distncl
Imm Resdential Muiple Famly- (RMF) and Holding (H) to Ligh Commercial (CLT
for property ocated West of Taylor Creek between Northeast 2nd and 3rd Streets
and Northeast 7nt Avenue and is approximately 174 acres)
All members of Me public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public
n the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fn, 8am-4 30pm,
except for holidays
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Ciy Council w rh respect to any mater considered at this
heanng such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
City Clerk media are for Me sole purpose of backup or official records of the Clerk
In accordance with the Aencans wh Disabiity Act (ADA) and Flonda Statutes
286 26, persons with disabilles needing special accommodation to participate in
his proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215, if hearing or voice impaired cal
TDD 1 -00-955-8770 (volce) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CTY CLERK
301641 ON 11/21/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that to it Council of the City of Okeechobee, Floda wil
on Tuesday, December 2,2008 at 00 p m or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okechobee FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafer
lo consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law NO 1034 AN ORDI.
NANCE OF THE CITY 0 OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY-ONE
(RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO LIGHT COMMERCIAL (CLT) ZONING DISTRICT;
AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS,
SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No 08-009-R, submitted by prper-
y owner, Gianlna Michell The nation is to change te zoning district from Res-
denial Single Family One (RSF 1) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at
909 Southwest 2nd Avenue, and is approximately 0162 acres)
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and parcpate in said hearing
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pubic
n the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fn, 8am-4 30pm,
except for holidays
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
heanng such interested person will need a record of the proceedings and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
In accordance with the Amencans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flonda Statutes
286 26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamltea no later than two (2) working days
nor to the proceed at 863 763 3372 x215, f earning or voice impaired, call
DD 1 -800-955-S770 voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
Lane Gamnotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
301639 ON 11/21/08

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
n accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Flonda Stat
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider
amement of the School Board policy lised below at heir meeting on Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 6 00 p m in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative
Office at 700 S W Second Avenue, Okeechobee Copies of the proposed policy
amendment are available in the School Board Office located at 700 S W 2nd Ave-
nue, Room 307
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6 216-
Deerred Retirement Olion Proaram (DROPI
1 Tlis policy sets forth guidelines for participation in DROP an aternatve method
of deferred payment of retirement benefits
2 the proposed amendment will bnng the policy up to date and into agreement with
language in employee bargaining uMi contracts
3 The legal authority for this policy is S 100141, 1012 22, and 1012 23 Laws
implemented are FS 121 091 and 1001 43
4 This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint
Patricia G Cooper, Ed D
Superintendent of Schools
301527 ON 11/21/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
The County Coaldion for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the
St Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold ts regular
session on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10 0 a m at the Okeechobee Shrine Club
located at the corner of HWY 78 West and SW 53rd Steet, Okeechobee, Flonda
Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any dec-
sion made by the Coalition wit respect to any matter considered at this meeting,
such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Cld Bets, Jr, Charman
County Coalition for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee and St Luce and Caloosahatchee Estuanes
301466 ON 11/21/0


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000440
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff
vs
ANNA FEHRINGER A/KA ANNA M.
FEHRINGER, at al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO ANNA FEHRINGER NK/A
ANNA M FEHRINGER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
17117 NW274TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda
THE EAST OF THE WEST / OF THE
NORTH OF TRACT 27, SECTION
23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI.
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS., TOGETHER WITH A MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wrt-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Flonda De-
faul Law Group PL Plainoffs ator-
ney, whose address is 9119 Coporate
Lake Dnve, Suite 300, Tampa, londa
33634, and file the onginal with his
Court eiher before service on Plain
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relef demanded in
the Complaint or petition
This notce shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of his
Court on this 18th day of Nov.2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By /S/LINDA F YOUNG
As Deputy Clerk
301461 ON 11/21,28/08

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today's classifieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NNIETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No 2007-CA-184
Division: Civil
EMMA BOOKER
Plain ff,
vs
CARL GALVINJR
ALTAFAYE BLAIR, al.,
Defendants
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNOERFS CHAPTER45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance
with the Order Granting Plaintiffs Mo
tion for Order to Sell Property dated
October 30 2008, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center at 312
North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34974 on December 3, 2008
@ 1100 am, the following descnbed
property
Lot 5 and the Westl of Lot 4 in
Block 6, GRANADA TERRACE, ac-
cording a the plat thereof recorded
in Plate Book 2, Page 63, Public
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida
Site address: 184 North East 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida
Parcel Idonllficallon Number
1-14-37-35-00100060-0050
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pnenns must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated 11/18/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing was served on
Jeffrey A Fadley Court House Box
and John R Cook, aeorney for the De-
fendant, Court House Box, on this 18th
day of November, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By Linda F Young,
Deputy Clerk
301470 ON 11/21,28/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL
MEET TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25,
2008 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINIS
TRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGIN-
IA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981 5596
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -
230PM
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE -
245PM
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID
FRED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE
301425 ON11/21/08



Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CP475
JUDGE: F SHIELDS McMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintff,
vs
SAMUEL K. HAZELLIEF and XIAO
QIONG HASELLIEF husband and wife
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO XIAO QIONG HAZELLIEF, whose
place of residence is unknown and
whose las known Ireslden address
was 921 Northwest 6th Street, Oker-
cnbee, Florida 34972 and all parties
Clalmlng interest by, through, under
or against XIAO iONG HAZELLIEF
and all parties having or claiming to
nve any right, tle or mteres in the
property herein described:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plant to Foreclose a Mortgage on the
allowing descnbed real property to-
wit
LOT 11 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT
12, BLOCK 99, OKEECHOBEE, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, f any, to JOHN D CAS-
SELS, JR Attorney for Plaitiff, whose
address if Post Office Box 968, 400
Northwest 2nd Sreet Okeechobee,
Florida 34973, on or before the 24th
day of December 2008 and file the
onginal wih the Clerk of tis Court el-
ter before service on Plaintiff s Abor
ney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a Demaul will be entered
against you for he relief demanded in
the Complaint This Notice shall be
published once each week for two (2)
consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee
News
DATED mis 17t day of November
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circud Court
BY Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
301670 ON11/21,28/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 2007-CA-232
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS
AMY I CODING, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: AMY T GOING; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMY T GOING whose
residence is unknown i he/sheahey be
living, and it she/ahey be dead, the
unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devsees, grantees,
assignees, lenors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest by,
trough, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any ght, tle or in-
terest in the property descnbed in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol
lowing property
LOT 3, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE I, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50
AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been iled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it on DAVID J
STERN, ESO Plainiff attorney,
whose address is 801 S Uniersity
Drnve #500, Plantation, FL 33324 no
later that 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action
and file the onginal with the clerk of
this court either before service on
Planiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at OKEECHOEE County, Flonda
his 18th day of Nov, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /S/ Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
07-93260 (NOM)
N ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in ths proceed should con
tact COURT ADMINISTRATION no later
than seven days pnor to the proceeding
at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St
Lucie, Florida 34986, 1-772-807-4370
within two working days of your receipt
of this NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 nnn 9aS R77n
301382 ON 11/21,28/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000506
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs
JAMES WILSON
A/AJAMES CHARLES WILSON, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO JAMES WILSON
ANI/A JAMES CHARLES WILSON
Last Known Address 2136 Northeast
54th Way Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted at 4441 Southwest New
Court, Port Saint Luce, FL 34953
Current Residence Unknown
NANCY WILSON
Last Known Address 2136 Northeast
54ti Way, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted at 4441 Southwest New
Court, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acbon for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
descnbed property
LOT 114, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT 5,
ACCORDING TO THE PUT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES
4 AND 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ
ten defenses, any, to i, on Marsal
C Watson, PA, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET SUITE 120, FT LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 within thirty (30)
days after the first ublicaion of this
Notce in the Okeechobee News and
file the onginal with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plan
tift's attorney or immediately hereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disablties Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participae in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding Court Adminostration at
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
(hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
(vonei impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 17th day of Nov 2008
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By /S/LINDA F YOUNG
As Deputy Clerk
301638 ON11/21,28/08

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO 200B-CC-206
PATRICIA DURRANCE, as Manager
of TOWN AND COUNTRY MOBILE
HOME PARK,
Plaintiff
vs
DONALD PETERS and
FREDERICK PETERS,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO DEFENDANTS, DONALD PETERS and
FREDERICK PETERS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Eviction, Back Rent, and Damages
concerning the following property in
Okeechobee County, Florda
Town and Country Mobile Home Park
Lot 5
4425 SW Highway 441 South
Okeechobee, Florda 34974
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, i any to it on Jeffrey A
Fadley, PA the plaintiff's attorney
whose address is 8907 South West
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda
34974, on or before 12/24/2008, and
file the onginal woth the clerk of this
court ether before service on the
platiffn attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will he
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petihon
DATED on November 18, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By /s/Sltasia Rhoden
Deputy Clerk
301484 ON 11/21,28,12/05,12/08


City

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lending institution is requesting the
zoning change.
Under the heading of new busi
ness the council discussed an ordi-
nance rezoning 0.162 acres on S.W.
Second Avenue. The original request
was for a change from residential
single family to heavy commercial in
order to accommodate an accounting
office. After the council expressed res-
ervations with the possible impacts
of heavy commercial, the applicant,
Gianinna Mitchell, agreed to request
light commercial when it was pointed
out that an accounting office could be
opened in a light commercial zoning
area. The council approved the first
reading of the amended ordinance
and set Dec. 2 as the date for the final
public hearing.
The council also held the first read
ing and set a final public hearing date
of Dec. 2 on a zoning change submit-
ted by David and Anita Nunez. The
request deals with a portion of the
property on N.W. Seventh Avenue at
the Taylor Creek Bridge where the



County

Continued From Page 1

the third female commissioner the
county has ever had. To liven things
up he produced high school photo
graphs of Mrs. Helton and Mr. Betts.
Mr. Betts noted that he had hair in the
high school picture.
"Now I have to get to work," Mrs.
Helton said as she took her seat on the
dais after the induction ceremony.
Mr. Betts noted that this county is
unique in that all five commissioners
and the county attorney are graduates
of the local high school.
Outgoing commissioner Elvie
Posey, who was defeated by Mrs. Hel-
ton, was presented with a plaque and
a proclamation recognizing his ser-
vice to the county.
"These people have a hard job to
do and they are going to need your
support," Mr. Posey said of the current
commissioners.
In the annual reorganization of
the board, Mr. Betts was re-elected
chairman, commissioner Noel Chan-
dler was elected first vice chair and




Blood

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daughter would have died, but four
units of red blood cells saved her
life. That was when Colwell realized
the great importance of giving blood
and decided to try out for his job at
Florida's Blood Centers.
Okeechobee businesses and resi
dents were very cooperative in pre
paring for the blood drive. Thousands
of dollars worth of products and ser-


Nunez' are planning to build a com-
mercial complex. Plans call for a bil-
liards parlor and a restaurant with
outdoor dining on the creek. The
owners requested a zoning change
from residential single family and
holding to heavy commercial for
the property in question. Mr. Brisson
expressed concern about the noise
impact on the residential area across
Taylor Creek from the proposed devel-
opment as well as the traffic impact to
the residential areas to the west. He
recommended rezoning to light com-
mercial. He said that with light com-
mercial a special exception would be
required. This would allow for stipu-
lations to control noise and traffic. Mr.
Brisson said the reason the applicant
was requesting heavy commercial is
that it would take longer for approval
if a special exception is required.
After considerable discussion the
council amended the ordinance to
change the zoning to light commer-
cial.
The council also adopted a reso-
lution listing issues to be presented
to the Okeechobee Legislative Del-
egation for consideration during the
2009 legislative session. Those issues

commissioner Marvin Wherrell was
elected second vice chair. While other
committee appointments remained in
place, Mrs. Helton was elected to take
Mr. Posey's positions as the county
representative to Florida's Heartland
Regional Economic Development
Initiative, the Heartland Library Coop-
erative Board and Okeechobee Battle
field Friends. At her request, she was
also given Mr. Betts' seat on the Tour
ist Development Council.
Turning to other business, the
board declared to be surplus property
two pontoon boats which were aban-
doned at Okee Tantie Campground
and Marina after Hurricane Jeanne in
September, 2004. They directed the
boats be disposed of by sealed bids
with minimum bids to recover the
county's cost of moving the boats.
Winning bidders will have 10 days
from the date of the sale to move the
boats at their own expense.
The board also accepted Robert
David's offer of a lot in Orange Blos-
som Ranches off N.W Eight Avenue.
The lot, which Mr. David was unable
to sell, is too small for a building site.
It is less than 8,000 square feet and
has an assessed value of $9,000.



vices were donated for prizes and
gifts. Sears donated a chest freezer,
the winner of that drawing is to be
announced soon.
In competition to win four mone-
tary prizes, organizations were urged
to register under their group's name;
68 different organizations did so.
The first place organization with the
most names will be awarded $500.
Okeechobee Elementary schools par-
ticipated in a contest whereby each
class was asked to choose a name
for the blood-drop insignia, like the
one pictured on the tee shirts. The


include four laning of S.R. 70, canal
cleanup, stormwater retrofit, munici-
pal building improvements, support
of Okeechobee Utility Authority's re
quest for wastewater treatment fund-
ing, and intersection improvements.
In other action the council:
approved a resolution to update
various forms used in conjunction
with the land development regular
tions;
approved an ordinance to in-
crease fees and charges imposed in
connection with land development
regulations;
approved the certified election
returns and declared James Kirk and
Mike O'Connor to be city council
members to take office the first Mon-
day in January for four year terms;
and
*ratified the appointment of Betty
Clement to the general employee/
OUA pension board.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues
Forum at uwww.newszap.com. Reporter
Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@
newszap.com.

In the first of two items dealing
with recreation, the board authorized
the purchase of two bleachers for the
C. Scott Driver Recreation Area for
$11,215. Each bleacher has a seat-
ing capacity of 100. In the other rec-
reation related item, the board voted
to form a parks and recreation master
plan advisory committee to imple-
ment the master recreation plan. Staff
will advertise for committee members
and present them to the board for ap
pointment.
In other items, the board:
authorized the road department
to grade and water the cattlemen's
arena in preparation for an upcoming
high school rodeo.
authorized staff to proceed with
negotiations for a National Rural Con-
servation Services grant;
revised contract renewal poli-
cies; and
amended the supervisor of elec-
tion budget's to account for $205 in
terest on a grant.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues
Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter
Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@
newszap.com.



first-place name "Hemoglobin Har-
ry," was turned in by Mrs. Pritchard's
fourth grade class at Central Elemen-
tary. Their prize will be a meal cooked
by C.O.P.S. of the Okeechobee Sher-
iff's Department. Runner-up classes
will be rewarded with a pizza party at
a later date.
Raye Deusinger, Chairman of the
Drive, expressed thanks to all those
who volunteered, planned, enter-
tained and worked the drive and es-
pecially to all who gave their blood so
that others might live.


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Take a hike this weekend


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Outdoors
By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Head down to Pahokee tomor-
row for the Big "O" Hike around
Lake Okeechobee.
The hike will begin in Pahokee
on Saturday, Nov. 22 and will end
in Pahokee on Nov. 30. Yes, that
is nine days of walking anywhere
from 9 to 14 miles a day in order
to make it all the way around the
lake.
Now keep in mind, there is
a little bit of a challenge to this
walk. Hundreds of people have
tried over the years and (for some
reason) only about 20 to 30 per-
cent of the walkers manage to fin-
ish the nine days.
So finish up your preparations
and get ready for some hiking.
For further information, call Paul
at 561-963-9906.
Oakview Baptist Church
hosts The Christian Team Trails
Fishing Tournament on the
first Saturday of each month at
Okee-Tantie. The cost is $75 per
boat. Tournaments begin at safe
daylight. You may register at the
church office before the tourna-
ment or at Okee-Tantie the day of
the event. For more information


please call 763-1699.
FWC sets Dec. 3-4,
meeting in Key West
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
meet at the Doubletree Grand Key
Resort in Key West, Dec. 3-4.
The Wednesday, Dec. 3, agen-
da will focus on inland issues,
including proposed legislation to
clean up boating statutes related
to vessels and vessel registration.
Also, Commissioners will consid-
er final action on boating restric-
tions in Martin and Okeechobee
counties, based on a vessel traffic
study and requests for revisions
from stakeholders and govern-
mental bodies.
A revised final order to deny
the City of Naples' application for
a permit to post waterway mark-
ers in the Naples Bay area is on
Wednesday's agenda. The FWC
granted the permit in March 2007,
but an appeals court overturned
the decision, requiring the Com-
mission to execute a new final
order denying it.
In addition, Commissioners
will hear staff reports on Ever-
glades water and wildlife issues
and consider draft rules to im-
prove Florida's quota hunt pro-
gram for sportsmen who use the
state's wildlife management area
system. The Commission also
will review a set of draft rules
concerning wildlife and FWC-
managed areas.
Commissioners also will hear
an update on a general manage-
ment plan for the Big Cypress
National Preserve Addition and
an update on the recent summit,
"Florida's Wildlife: On the Front
Line of Climate Change."
Also during Wednesday's ses-
sion, Commissioners will review
and consider a land swap by the


Saddle Creek Corp., City of Lake-
land and the state Board of Trust-
ees at the FWC-managed Tenoroc
Fish Management Area. The pro-
posal is for an FWC-managed, 10-
acre tract to go to Saddle Creek
Corp. in exchange for 40 acres
adjacent to state-owned land.
FWC Commissioners will se-
lect a new chairman and vice
chairman for 2009 during the
Thursday, Dec. 4 session.
A final public hearing on pro-
posed rule amendments for gag
and red grouper in Gulf of Mexi-
co state waters is on Thursday's
agenda. These proposals would
reduce the recreational bag limit
for Gulf gag grouper from five
fish to two fish daily per person,
prohibit the recreational harvest
of Gulf gag grouper from Feb. 1
through March 31 and increase
the recreational bag limit for Gulf
red grouper from one fish to two
fish daily per person.
Another final public hearing
will take place on proposed rule
amendments that would increase
the recreational minimum size
limit for greater amberjack from
28 to 30 inches fork length and
increase the commercial and
recreational minimum size limit
for gray triggerfish from 12 to 14
inches fork length in Gulf state
waters.
In other marine fisheries ac-
tion, the FWC will consider a draft
rule amendment that would end
the moratorium on the reduction
of lobster trap certificates and
provide that the number of trap
certificates will be reduced by 10
percent to a purchaser only when
they are sold or transferred to
someone outside the immediate
family of the certificate holder.
The Commission also will
consider a series of draft rule
amendments for the marine life


(aquarium species) fishery. The
proposed rules would add new
fish and invertebrate species to
marine life regulations, establish
or change size and bag limits and
gear specifications for several ma-
rine life species, and make other
administrative and technical ma-
rine life rule changes.
In addition, the FWC will
consider a draft rule that would
establish six regional closed
seasons around the state to the
harvest of blue crabs with traps.
These closures would extend for
a period of up to 10 days each to
help identify and retrieve lost and
abandoned blue crab traps from
Florida waters.
Commissioners also will re-
view and discuss several federal
Gulf and Atlantic fishery manage-
ment issues.
FWC meetings are open to
the public, and anyone requir-
ing special accommodations to
participate in the meeting should
advise the FWC at least five days
prior to the meeting by contact-
ing the FWC's Office of Human
Resources at 850-488-6411. If you
are hearing- or speech-impaired,
contact the FWC using the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).
The full agenda is avail-
able online at MyFWC.com/
commission/2008/Dec08/index.
htm.
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Boys' soccer wins by shutout


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ivan Torres, Raunel Denova
and Raziel Castillo found the net as
Okeechobee opened up their soc-
cer schedule with a 3-0 victory at Ft.
Pierce Central Tuesday night.
Pablo Caballero had his first
career shutout as he handled two
save chances in net for Okeecho-
bee.
Okeechobee was not at full
strength as Alan Najera and Eddie


Guerrero are playing other sports.
They should be available to the
team next week.
Coach Lonnie Sears said the


The word for defense was a Sears would not use the excuse
bit different, awful. Sears said of not being at full strength. He said
his played didn't possess the ball he expects his younger players to
enough and that could come play well, noting they have enough


team played well on offense but back to haunt them against better talent to win.


not very well on defense against
Fort Pierce.


teams. "Without those two guys we still
"It was not pretty on defense. have enough talent to beat most


"It was pretty good offensively. We are going back to old times, teams in our area," Sears stated.


We had a great build up, and passed
the ball outside in and crossed the
ball well. We also had one unassist-
ed goal. It was real good offense,"
he said.


Our younger guys made some mis- The boy's team played at John
takes and they don't think posses- Carroll on Thursday night. The soc-
sion is important. You can't beat cer team opens their home sched-
good teams without possessing the ule on Monday night when they
ball," Sears said. host Ft. Pierce Westwood at 7 p.m.


Pop Warner plays in bowl games


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The five Okeechobee Pop War-
ner teams travelled to Royal Palm
Beach for Turkey Bowl battles
and two of them came back with
championship trophies.
The Tiny Mites squad won two
games to win their division. They
defeated Royal Palm Beach 14-0
and Port Salerno 21-7.
Another winning team was


the Junior Pee Wee team. They
defeated Lake Park 30-0 and then
defeated Royal Palm Beach 21-0.
Lamar Williams, Antowyn
Fludd, and Brandon Shockley had
rushing touchdowns in the victo-
ry over Lake Park. Shockley also
hit Luis Leon with a touchdown
pass.
In the championship game the
running game was at peak perfor-
mance as Shockley, Williams, and
Fludd all ran for scores. Luis Leon


Lady Brahmans


remain unbeaten


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
His job has turned out to be a
lot easier than he had originally
thought. Lady Brahman basketball
improved to (2-0) Tuesday with
their second straight road win in
consecutive nights, 62-31, in Lake
Placid .
Tony Sherlock has seen his girls
run through the first four opponents
with victories. 'To of those games
were exhibitions at the Sebring Tip
Off Tournament.
Despite that fact, Sherlock is im-
pressed with how his girls have done
so far, "I think the girls are starting to
come together. They seem to feed
off each others emotion and they
are working as a team."
Lake Placid stood no chance
against the new breed Brahmans.
Okeechobee jumped on them early
and took a 13 point lead after the first
quarter. They led by 20 at the half
and were able to clear the bench in
the second half. All of the Brahmans
players got some playing time and
some valuable experience.
"It's good that everybody on the
bench scored. I don't have much to
say. It was just one of those games,"
he added.
Balanced scoring was recorded
by the offense. Essence Williams
continued her smooth transition to
high school ball with a team high 15
points. Markeisha Youmans had 12
points and eight rebounds. Monica
Koger had 10 points. Jewel Buck
had 13 points and nine rebounds.
"Lake Placid is a young team.
They played four freshmen in this
game. We jumped on them and


played well," Sherlock said.
The Junior Varsity squad defeat-
ed Lake Placid 37-19.
The Lady Brahmans open their
home schedule next Monday when
they host Avon Park.


caught six passes for 70 yards in
the victory.
The Junior Midget squad fell in
their only game Saturday, 12-6 to
Royal Palm Beach. Algeron Mor-
ris and Adrian Minondo had fine
days running the football and on
defense. Coaches also praised
Cade Stokes and Ricky Harris for
great efforts on defense.
The Midget squad fell 14-8 to
Royal Palm Beach. QB Tony De-
carlo had a solid game. Quandrel


Ridley had a strong game running
the football.
The Mighty Mites made it to
the championship game but fell
to Port Salerno 21-14. The Mighty
Mites won their first round game,
14-0 over Royal Palm Beach.
The Pop Warner Program is
considering winter league foot-
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Outgoing Okeechobee County Commissioner Elvie Posey,
left, receives a plaque and proclamation recognizing his
service to the county from commission chairman Clif Bet-
ts. The recognition took place at the Thursday, Nov. 20
commission meeting.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Judge Jerry Bryant, left, installs Okeechobee County
Commissioners, left to right, Margaret Garrard Helton for
her first term and Clif Betts and Ray Domer for successive
terms. The installation ceremony was the highlight of the
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Scouting report: William T. Dwyer Panthers


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Dwyer ended Okeechobee's
season last year and will strive to
break Okeechobee's hearts again
tonight.
The Panthers (9-1) once again
have a powerful outfit. The only
loss they suffered was to Glades
Central, 6-0, in multiple over-
times. They are a team that can
run and pass the ball very effi-
ciently.
The Panthers have two quar-
terbacks that combined to throw
20 touchdown passes this year.
Jacoby Brissett and Bradley Wal-
lace have combined to throw for
over 1700 yards this year.
Panther Coach Jack Daniels
said both players have done a
great job this year. He noted Wal-
lace is also one of the team's
best defenders. He is a three-year
starter.
Daniels said he probably has
better athletes this year. However,
he thinks last years' squad was
smarter in terms of positioning
on the field and discipline.
"Last year we had a bunch of
good players who were smart.


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This year we have a lot more phys-
ical talent, but we are young," he
said.
Daniels is concerned about
how his squad did against Jupiter
last week. The team led 28-3 at
the half but struggled in the sec
ond half and held on for a 28-17
lead.
"If we play like that this week
we'll be putting the gear away


and going home for the year," he
noted.
"I expect a very competitive
game. Lonnie Pryor is one of the
best players I've seen. Okeecho-
bee is good at running the ball
and passing the ball. They also
do a great job of calling plays," he
added.
Other key players for the Pan-
thers are linebacker Matt Elam,
running back and defensive back
Donald Russell, tight end Nick
Leary and defensive tackle Urban
Petry.
Brahmans Coach Chris Bra-
nham believes his team will have
a chance in this game. He noted
the defense will have to stop the
big play and the offense will have
to control the ball. He expects a
strong effort from his team.
"We have the best team in
Florida. By that I mean we have
kids who love each other, support
each other, and work well togeth-
er," he said.
Okeechobee is pretty much
completely healthy. The only
player who will miss the game
is Justin Conrad who suffered a
concussion against Jensen Beach


two weeks ago.
Okeechobee earned a state
ranking for the first time in many
years this week in a vote by Flor-
ida Sportswriters. Okeechobee
was ranked 10th in Class 4A. Dw-
yer was ranked third.
Branham said Dwyer is the
eighth best team in Florida this
year in all classifications. He not-
ed Dwyer or Armwood Seffner
will win the 4A title. However he
claims Okeechobee can beat Dw-
yer if they play a clean game and
don't make stupid mistakes.
"We can't match up with them
athlete for athlete, but as far as
team play, maybe," he said. "We
have the number one offense in
this area for a reason. If we con-
trol the ball, don't make stupid
mistakes and penalties and don't
blow assignments we will win. If
we go out there and play timid
and don't do what we're capable
of doing, it is going to be a long
night for Okeechobee."
Branham said Matt Elam is
the best defensive player he has
seen at the high school level since
he returned to Florida to Coach
seven years ago. He compared
their group of athletes to the ath-
letes Lakeland high school put on
the field against Okeechobee last
year.
"The thing that will separate
these two teams will be mistakes.
Once you reach the playoffs in
Class 3A and above, all of the
teams are good. It comes down
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