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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 99 No. 282 Sunday, November 23, 2008 75 Plus tax


Briefs


Newspaper publication
date changes
Next week, for one week
only, the Okeechobee News
will publish on Thursday, Friday
and Sunday instead of Wednes-
day, Friday and Sunday. This is
a one-time change. The news-
paper will be back on its regu-
lar Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
schedule the following week.
We hope you enjoy reading the
Okeechobee News on Thanks
giving Day. Watch for special
"day after Thanksgiving" sale
ads in that edition.

Free concert Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m.
the Church of our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third Street, will hold
a "Beginnings and Beyond"
musical event. The event is
free and open to the public.
In an attempt to assist Health
Start, a non profit organization
that assists expectant moth-
ers, Church of our Saviour is
asking that attendees bring a
package of diapers as a dona-
tion to Healthy Start. Many tal-
ented artists (some of which
are local) will perform and the
program will be narrated by Ni-
cole Wood. For information call
863-763-4843.

School board to
discuss grants
Okeechobee County School
Board will be hosting a meet
ing to inform private schools
of federal grant opportunities
for the 2009-10 school year.
The meeting is scheduled for
Monday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. and
will be held in room 303 of the
Okeechobee County School
Board office. Representatives
from all private schools are
invited and encouraged to at-
tend.

Drought Index

Current: 592
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

14.39 feet
Last Year: 10.32 feet

ifonored By:

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


Index


Five arrested in drug sting


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Five men were arrested in an
undercover reverse drug sting
Thursday in the Douglas Park
subdivision.
Besides drugs and cash, two
vehicles and two bicycles were
seized after the men had bought
crack cocaine from undercover
officers, stated an Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force arrest re-
port.
All of the men were booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail.


Following are those who
were arrested, their charges and
their bond.
Sam Babbs, 51, N.E. Second
St., Okeechobee, purchase of co-
caine and possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $7,500.
Troy Eugene Burris, 40, Live
Oak Drive, Brooksville, purchase
of cocaine and possession of co-
caine. His bond was set at 2,500.
Jason Andrew Griffin, 31,
S.E. Third St., Okeechobee, pur-
chase of cocaine, possession
of cocaine and resisting a law
enforcement officer without


violence. His bond was set at
$5,500.
Kenneth William Jarvis, 48,
U.S. 441 S.E., purchase of co-
caine and possession of cocaine.
He was released on his own re-
cognizance.
Jordan James Shellen, 25,
Lake Drive, Buckhead Ridge,
purchase of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine and possession
of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $8,500.
"The operations will contain
ue, periodically, until drug sales
stop in our neighborhoods," said


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Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May.
According to the task force
report undercover officers posed
as street level drug dealers and
sold crack cocaine to those ar-
rested during the operation.
Arrest affidavits indicate
that both Babbs and Jarvis ap-
proached the undercover offi-
cers on bicycles. The bikes were
seized upon the men's arrests.
Burris, who is self-employed
in the construction business,
approached an undercover of-
ficer in his white Ford pickup


and bought three pieces of crack
cocaine for $20, stated an arrest
affidavit. His vehicle was also
seized.
Officers also seized a 1997
Toyota automobile that was be
ing operated by Shellen. Griffin
was a passenger in the car, con-
tinued the task force report.
According to the report Shel-
len approached an undercover
officer for the purpose of buy-
ing $20 worth of crack. Griffin
reportedly handed his wallet to
See Drug Page 2


Royal Concrete


housing complex


is proposed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With plans still pending for
a multifamily housing complex
in the city, Royal Professional
Builders is now planning to
build a multifamily complex in
the county.
In a matter that was tabled
the last two months, Royal
Professional Builders will be
requesting a special excep-
tion for single family attached
or multifamily dwellings at a
density of 12 units per acre in
a residential general zoning dis-
trict. The company is proposing
to build a housing complex on
5.2 acres on the south side of
N.W 18th Street. This property
is just north of the Royal Profes-


Okeechobee News/Katrina
Elsken
The First Coast Invita-
tional Show Jumping
continued Saturday at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center. (Above) Ring-
master John Franzreb III
from Staton Island, N.Y.,
officiated at opening cer-
emonies. Tom Reid from
Medieval Times in Kissim-
mee (right and below) put
on an impressive demon-
stration of horsemanship
before the Grand Prix
jumping competition (be-
low right) began. More
show jumping continues
Sunday at 10 a.m. Bring
your own chair to watch
at the outdoor ring. Spec-
tators are admitted free.
For more photos and
video online go to www.
newszap.com, click on
"Okeechobee" and then
on "local issues forum."


Registration is now under
way for the 2009 Spring Se-
mester at Indian River State
College with a wide variety
of educational opportunities
to launch a career or re-train
for a new direction in life. The
College offers convenient one-
stop student services centers
to help students of all ages
plan their educational and ca


If you go ...
What: Monthly meeting
of the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Ad-
justments and Appeals
When: Tuesday, Nov. 25
at 7 p.m.
Where: Okeechobee
County Health Department
Auditorium, 1798 N.W
Ninth Ave.
sional Builders plant that man-
ufactures concrete houses and
will be used primarily to house
workers at the plant. The com-
plex would consist of two-sto-
ry, two-bedroom solid concrete

See Housing Page 3


reer path and obtain financial
aid information. Financial aid
and scholarships are available
for full-time and part-time stu-
dents. In fact, over $14 million
in financial aid was awarded
to IRSC students last year to
continue their education for a
brighter future.
"We encourage students to
See IRSC Page 2


SFWMD builds largest ever water control structure


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Community Events.................... 6
Crossword............................. 11
Okeechobee's Most Wanted .... 3
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 12
Sudoku 11
Weather 3

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Government officials, water
managers and ecologists gath-
ered in the chill wind on Wednes-
day morning, Nov. 18 at the larg-
est water control structure South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) has ever built.
They were at the S-65E weir
on the Kissimmee River, south of
the S.R. 70 bridge, to celebrate
the completion of four emer-
gency flood control projects and
the reopening of the Kissimmee
River to navigation.
The $32 million project con-
sists ofa weir and pumps at S-74,
a weir at S-71, repair of a scour
at S-65E lock and spillway and
design and build the S-65E and
S-84 weirs.


"It is critically important," Eric
Buermann, SFWMD Governing
Board Chairman, said of the weir
behind him.
The weir was built to pro-
tect the S-65E lock and spillway,
4,400 feet upstream, from be-
ing harmed by extreme water
level differences upstream and
downstream during storms or
droughts. It also protects the
nearby S-84 spillway. The weir
consists of earthen fill, rip rap,
concrete and steel sheet piles.
The project required 5,000 cubic
yards of concrete -- enough for
16.5 miles of sidewalks. To pro-
tect the weir, SFWMD used 110
million ponds of rip rap. The Kis-
simmee River is 700 feet across
at this point.
Mr. Buermann said that SF-
WMD staff came to the govern-


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This crowd, bundled against a sharp wind, gathered on the banks of the Kissimmee River
south of the S.R. 70 bridge to celebrate the completion of four emergency improvement
projects for flood control and the reopening of navigation on the Kissimmee River.


ing board in January of this year
to request the emergency proj-
ect. The project was completed


in August with what he termed
"herculean effort" in the midst
of all the routine work done by


the largest water management
district in the state. While he
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SFWMD
Continued From Page 1
admitted the section of the weir
seen above the water was not
impressive, most of the structure
is out of sight underwater. Mr.
Buermann paid homage to the
staff members responsible for the
project. He said its completion
averted what could have been a
really big problem when Tropical
Storm Fay hit about two weeks
after its completion. During the
tropical storm water flows of up
to 22,000 cubic feet per second
(cfs) passed over the structure. It
is designed for flows up to 30,000
cfs or about 1,000 backyard
swimming pools of water flowing
by on one minute.
"Keeping the water flowing
and flood control remain the
backbone of the District," assert-
ed Jerry Montgomery, governing
board member. He stressed the
importance of the project by not-
ing that in addition to building
the weir, a huge scour hole that


was threatening to undermine
the S-65E lock structure had to be
filled in. The weir is designed to
prevent such scouring in the fu-
ture. The scour was 10 feet deep,
1,000 feet long and 200 feet wide.
It took 36 million pounds of rip
rap and bedding stone to fill the
scour hole.


The S-72 weir provides struc-
tural stability during discharge
through the S-72 flow spillway
to the Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation and provides a plug
in the C-40 canal so that a pool
can be maintained as a water
supply for nearby pump station
G-208.


With a design capacity of 6,000
cfs the S-71 flow spillway is one of
the major discharge structures to
Lake Okeechobee from Lake Is-
tokpoga.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


ukeechobee News/Pete Gawda
South Florida Water Management District invited the public to inspect the S-65E weir, the
largest water control device every built by the organization. It is south of the S.R. 70 bridge
and is part of four emergency improvements for flood control. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, water
managers held a ceremony at the site.


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Drug
Continued From Page 1
the "dealer" but when the offi-
cer opened the wallet and it was
empty.
At this point Shellen gave the
officer a $5 bill for which he was
given two pieces of crack cocaine,
continued the report.
Once that transaction was
complete both Shellen and Griffin
were placed under arrest. Once
the men were arrested they and
the Toyota were searched. The re-
port states that during that search


a metal smoking
pipe was found
in Shellen's
pants pocket. A
glass smoking
pipe was report-
edly found in the eA
car's ash tray.
The report
goes on to state
that while being Sam Babbs
questioned Shel-
len stated that he had met Griffin
at Narcotics Anonymous.
Griffin, continued the report,
refused to get out of the vehicle
when told to do so and had to
be forcibly removed. The report


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treatment for a cut on his fore-
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All of the cocaine sold in the
operation had been previously
tested at the Indian River Crime
Lab.
The transactions were video
and audio taped, and once the


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 23, 2008 3


Wellington man charged in fatal crash


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Wellington man has been
arrested in connection with a Jan.
13, automobile crash on S.R. 710
in which two people were killed.
Tyler L. Sierra, 19, was arrested
Saturday, Nov. 15, on warrants
charging him with DUI man-
slaughter (two counts), DUI -
serious bodily injury to another
person and DUI with damage to
property or person.
He was arrested by Deputy


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Sheriff's Office
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posted bond.
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710 at S.E. 28th St. in Okeecho-
bee County. Sierra was operating
a 2008 Honda Accord when he
crossed the center line and struck
an oncoming 1998 BMW head
on, stated the report.
The BMW was being driven
by William Clarke, 54, of Sebring.
Both he and his passenger -- Deb-
ra A. Collier, 48, Pompano Beach
-- died as a result of the crash.


Sierra was eastbound on the
two-lane highway at the time of
the crash, while Mr. Clarke was
westbound.
Also injured in the collision
was Monica A. Osorio, 16, of Wel-
lington.
Both Sierra and Ms. Osorio
were flown to St. Mary's Hospital
in West Palm Beach. Ms. Osorio
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man acting in
the capacity of a youth leader at
a local church has been charged
with fondling a young girl.
David Allen Hiler, 48, S.E. 98th
Trail, was charged Nov. 19, with
lewd and lascivious molestation.
He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$25,000.


Detective Sergeant Brad Stark,
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), said the al-
leged incident took place in 2000.
He said the victim was 8 years old
at the time.
"During an ongoing investiga-
tion into the sexual activity of this
individual an arrest was made for
lewd and lascivious molestation,"
said Sgt. Stark.
He went on to say that the al-
leged incident "involved improper


touching of a
sexual nature."
The detec-
tive explained
that Hiler
would pick up
children and
take them to
a local church
where he David Allen
would hold Hiler
Bible study, even though he is not
an ordained minister.


Sgt. Stark said the alleged
molestation did not occur at the
church, and that the victim was
not physically injured.
If convicted, Hiler could face a
sentence of life in prison.
Sgt. Stark went on to say that
his investigation is continuing and
if anyone has any information per-
taining to this case they are asked
to contact him at 863-763-3117.


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Housing
Continued From Page 1

units in clusters of four, six, and
eight unit buildings. There would
be a pedestrian walkway to the
concrete plant and a common
area with a multi-use community
shelter for barbecuing or family
picnics.
The applicant was previously
successful in having the zoning
changed from residential mixed
to residential general. This would
allow for 26 units on the property.
However, the applicant wishes
to build 62 units on the property.
That would require a special ex-


Alieta Rigoberto David Estavan
Aleen Gama Chavez Yoder Villegas-
Urbina
can also receive a reward if the in- Wanted for failure
formation results in an arrest, to appear on bail robbery with
Alieta Aleen, 31, aka Brian other weapon.
White, Manford Clifford White; Rigoberto Gama Chavez,
Black male; No known address; 31, Arson.


ception.
Staff is recommending denial
of the special exception. The staff
report states that the applicant
does not demonstrate how the
proposed multifamily unit would
be compatible with adjoining
single family residences at any
density. Staff is also concerned
about the proximity of 16 of the
units along the west property line
and the lack of any screening or
buffering.
The applicant states that the
requested density is necessary in
order to keep the development
costs lower to make the finished
units available to a wide range
of residents. The applicant also


states that the proposed two-sto-
ry, multifamily units will serve as
an intermediate buffer between
larger lot single family properties
and the surrounding industrial
and commercial uses.
Unlike a zoning change, which
must be approved by the county
commission, the board has final
approval on a special exception.
Turning to other business,
the board is scheduled to act on
a request for a special exception
submitted by Debra Sales and
Karla Hales. They are request-
ing a special exception to allow
for the package sale of alcoholic
beverages in a heavy commercial
zoning district. The property in


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question is the site of 8 Seconds
country bar/dance club. Staff has
recommended approval.
The last item on the agenda is
a request for a special exception
by George and Roenna Godwin.
They wish a special exception to
allow a sales lot for new and used
motor vehicles in a neighborhood
commercial 2 zoning district on
S. R. 710. Staff has recommended
approval.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda can be reached at pgaw-
da@newszap.com.


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
UNIONS: The unions got the auto industry in this mess with all
of their demands. That is why the auto makers in the northern states
are having problems. The auto makers in the nonunion states are not
having the big problems with layoffs. Of course those are companies
like Toyota that make more affordable cars. With the economy the
way it is, people want more affordable vehicles that get good gas
mileage. You can't just keep making SUVs and expect to stay in busi-
ness.
MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS: When will the police, state, county
and local enforce the motor vehicle laws? That is these cars that have
windows so dark you cannot see in and they have a hard time seeing
out. This is not safe for the public or the police and it is a law. Next are
these pickup trucks that are above the legal height, they are jacked
up so high that if you are hit, you go under the vehicle, whether you
are walking or riding in a car. Oh yes, how about slowing down the
speed of these trucks that go through town jumping from one lane to
the other, to include the trucks hauling oranges.
NEW PRESIDENT: I was really curious to see how the Ameri-
can people would react when Obama was elected for our next Presi-
dent. And to be honest, I really wasn't surprised at how some folks,
even young kids, went on and on about 'The first African-American
President' and all the difference he was going to make. It's a shame,
but inevitable, that somebody was favored, or not, because of the
color of their skin. The day after the elections, all over the news, the
media was interviewing African-American people and they were just
so excited to have a 'black' president and how things were going to
change for 'them'. Why do people still insist in participating in racial
connotations so nonchalantly? Why is it that he's going to make such
a difference for the black population and not the white? After all, our
boy Obama is half white! I think all of the hoopla is bogus. And to the
Obama minions, You have no idea what's going to happen. He may
do a good job. He may not. Time will tell. As it has happened before
in history, generally a Republican president will send the economy on
a nose dive, so then they put a Democrat in office and generally, our
economy is boosted. It's happened before; it will happen again.
UNDERAGE DRINKING: After reading the Okeechobee News to-
day Nov. 19, I have a question for law enforcement. Why is thethis bar
allowed to remain in business? They were serving minors ranging in
age between 14, and 20 and a brawl broke out and the Okeechobee
Police Department had to respond and control the situation. Four sus-
pects were arrested after being restrained by force by the police. This
establishment has had many problems in the past where law enforce-
ment had to respond. So why are they allowed to remain in business?
Is this the example that we are going to set for our community and
have others read about? Let's shut these places down, they have no
place in Okeechobee.
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
started this week 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 a better yield and 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 no crisis
with our car companies. The reason people don't buy American cars
is because those other countries took our scrap yards 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.
964: 1 am calling to thank Okeechobee County for their support of
Pack 964 and Troop 964 during their selling of popcorn. Thank you.
EARTHS AXIS: I was in the Navy and when we steered our ships
we went by magnetic north. Which means 'true north' was seven de-
grees 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 warming,
from carbons in the atmosphere and this and that, which probably
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 where you have des-
ert regions, become desert regions and likewise on the rest of the
world like India. 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 Artic is going to be down and the Antartic is
going to be up and everything else is going to be messed up. That's
what is going on.
AFRICAN AMERICAN: This is referring to the term African-Ameri-
can. I know a lot of people who are born in Africa and they are white
or Arab. If they come over here wouldn't they be African-Americans
too? Anyone born over there that came here would be African-Amer-
icans, so that is a term you use too loosely.
GOLDEN CORRAL: This is in reference to the restaurant giving
out the free food for the Veterans on Monday Night. I think the idea is
really great and really patriotic, but I cannot believe that they do not
ask for identification. Just think how many people go through there
and are not veterans. Anyone who does that, pretending to be a vet-
eran, is insulting to the veterans.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE: I was listening to Hal Lindsey Friday night.
He says Obama has still not furnished a legal birth certificate. A politi-
cian in Pennsylvania sued to see that certificate and lost in court. The
case is now in the Supreme Court and Obama now has to produce
his birth certificate by Dec. 20, or he cannot be sworn in as President.
My question is, why is the media ignoring this?
OUA: I was calling about the new OUA policy that would require
customers to pay a monthly sewer base charge even if they do not
connect to the OUA sewer system. I was just wondering, what about
the people they have been charging all these years that have not been
hooked up to it? We have been paying since early 1990s and we are
not hooked up to it, but we have been paying the sewer fee.
WATER: I live in Buckhead Ridge, recently they sent out letters,
saying the water was not good for consumption. Well have they
smelled the water? Let alone drink it? It is disgusting. They shouldn't
even charge people for the water. It leaves orange rings in your toilets,
just disgusting. How do they get away with charging so much for
water when it is not fit to drink?
OUA: I stopped using city water except to wash the dishes (with
bleach) and to bath in a year or so ago. I use bottled water to brush
my teeth and to cook with. My health is more important to me than
the rate that OUA charges for their water. It is cheaper to get water
delivered to your house for about $35 a month and you get a cooler
with the hot/cold dispenser for free as long you sign a contract with
them. That is cheaper than some of the other companies I know of
in town. And, if it were me having the water tested, I would not use a
local company. I would use one from out of town. Just my opinion.
My tap water smells like cow patties and it looks like iced tea. Not to
mention that I have to clean the toilets, sinks, and bathtubs more than
once a week. Like every time they are used practically. I don't even
water the yard. We get enough rain if you use indigenous plants from
Florida. Plus the plants are happier.


Reflections from the Pulpit


Upside down and
inside out

By Nancy Vaughan
Director of Christian Education,
First United Methodist Church
Did you ever wonder why a
good portion of the world hates
America? I mean, we're really the
good guys, aren't we?
We give more than any other
country to those in need. We
are one of the first there when
disaster strikes no matter where
it is or what the philosophy of
the particular government is. We
put the precious lives of our best
youth at risk for freedom and hu-
man rights. After winning a war,
we spend billions rebuilding the
countries we conquered and then
turn everything over to them to
self govern. Our language is the
international language of busi-
ness and trade. Our currency is
the standard for the world. Is the
rest of the world just jealous?
Maybe, maybe not.
I have been blessed to spend
a lot of time traveling outside of
the USA. The average person in,
say, England, Italy, France or es-
pecially in the third world, doesn't
understand how we Americans
can live such a "disposable" life.
Styrofoam cups and plates are
virtually unknown outside the
U.S. Why can't we just wash our
coffee cups out on Sunday morn-
ings?
Our kids complain about
homework when children in
Southern Sudan wish they had a
school. We get upset when the
line is taking too long in Wal-Mart
when they have to walk 5 miles
and then stand in line for over an
hour to get water for the day.
We are suffering from "afflu-
enza." I really believe it is a dis-
ease and it is contagious. It may
eventually be our downfall. Every
major civilization has lasted only
about 200 years. How long have
we been a nation? Is the current
economic crises a symptom of af-
fluenza? I believe it is. And what
happens here because of our
greed may be the undoing of the
whole Western structure as we
know it. If ever the time was right
for those forces opposed to us
to take control, now is about as
good as it gets.
How did we get so upside
down and inside out? Moving
away from God's best for us is a
good place to start looking. Cul-
ture today has taken everything
that Christianity should be and
"twisted" it slightly, so that the


subtle changes look enlightened,
educated, and tolerant.
Definitions of institutions given
to us by God are changing: fam-
ily, commitment, honesty, worth,
authority, intimacy, responsibility
and charity. Attitudes change ever
so slightly toward these things
when a promotion is at stake, an
opportunity to make a good deal
of money or a relationship is in-
volved. It doesn't take long until
these little deceptions add up and
we think we are striving to climb
up, when we are really digging
our own grave.
Everything that is good for us
we can find in the pages of the Old
and New Testaments. This living
document is God's love letter to
us; a road map of what to do and
how to live; the source of all the
consolation, encouragement and
forgiveness we need. God made
us. He knows our weaknesses.
Time and time again we have
put ourselves in bondage and He
has bailed us out. The instruction
comes not from a controlling par-
ent who wishes to see us suffer
and struggle, but from a loving
One who knows what's best for
us. But the Bible does not list the
"10 suggestions", but command-
ments, yet we twist and bend the
meaning.
Surely God understands that
some of the laws are outdated!
You know all about that "consent-
ing adult" stuff. After all, we will
lose our deceased spouses' Social
Security if we marry! So, surely
God understands our living to-
gether. Or, "We're engaged to be
married" that makes it OK, right?
And what about our consum-
erism? Don't we give to GoodWill
the old shoes that aren't worn
out yet, just out of style? What's
wrong with eating fast food three,
four, five times a week? We've
got a busy schedule, after all. And
who really observes the Sabbath?
The weekend is so short and
Saturday is filled with practices,
games, shopping and chores. So,
if we sleep in on Sunday, isn't that
observing the Sabbath? Pleeease!
Stop, already. We can rationalize
just about any behavior if we re-
ally want to...and society will
back us up!
News flash, folks! Heads up!
Society just wants to make a
buck!
Recently, we here at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church have par-
ticipated in several adult studies
using several resources including
Andy Stanley's "Twisted" series.
We batted around the state of our
"world" today. Our world as in,
literally the globe, the USA, our


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city and our church. One thing
jumped out at us.
While it is easy to throw up
your hands and say that we cannot
make even a drop in the ocean of
cultural influence, we concluded
that we can make a difference in
our own "personal" world. Start
by praying for guidance as to how
you can respond to God's amaz-
ing grace. Ask God to make you
an instrument of His wisdom and
grace. Who has God put in your
life that you can mentor?
We are fortunate, we have
much more than what we need


to be content.
Let's try not to feed this end-
less cycle of consumerism and
immorality in which this "mod-
ern and advanced" society forgets
and ignores the other thirds of our
brothers and sisters.
"For God so loved THE
WORLD that He gave his only
begotten Son..." God loves the
whole world, not just us, but we
have the responsibility to "show"
the world what that love looks
like.


Community Calendar
Sunday, Nov. 23
A.A. 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.A 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.
AA.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 Senior Singers meetat 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.

Monday, Nov. 23
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose Lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring
a lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome.
For more information please contact Chapter leader Karen Graves at
863-763-6952.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts),N.A. Sickest Of The
Sick (OD) 7 p.m.Open Discussion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text; *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 First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW#10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meetat 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Nowhere
Left To Go Group Open Discussion at noon; NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group Open Discussion. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is for women who are
hurting, homeless or been abused. They meet on the first and third
Tuesday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., and on the second and fourth Tuesday of every
month from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave.
For more information call Donna Dean at 863-801-9201 or 863-357-
2106.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Maureen Budjinski at 863-484-
0110.
New AA. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Al-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Amy at 863-
763-8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at 863-
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863-763-4320.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no
dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta
at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
be hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents
and their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants
during the class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call 863-357-3053.





Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 23, 2008 5


Seminole Elementary School Honor Roll List


Principals Honor Roll
Fifth Grade:
Patricia Ruiz, Margarita
Mariaelena Cabrera.


Martinez,


Teachers Honor Roll
Third Grade:
Jessica Dipace, Amy Holden, Kevin
Karpinski
Fourth Grade:
Jesse Entwistle.
Fifth Grade:
Ashlee Gopher, Ulyses Reyes, Lisette
Medrano, Jeremy Butzin, West Cannon,
Melissa Dipace, Mark Russelburg, Kelli
Chapman, Jeri Sharpe, Catherine Trim-
ble, Amber Town.
Merit Honor Roll
Third Grade:
Saul Estrada, Carlos Garcia, Mitchell
Gaucin, Janelle Markham, Josiah Smith,
Brook O'Hagan, Eduardo Plascencia,
Portia Rowe, Johnny Rodriguez.
Fourth Grade:
Taylor Anuez, Bronze Bishop, Jose
Castillo, Taeyahnis Washington, Jo
sianne Griffin, Morgan Bolan, Harry
O'Hagan, Ezequiel Serrano, James
Thomas, Ricky Perez.
Fifth Grade:
Gino Abbatecola, Carolanne Lundy,
Steven Mataushek, Julisa Sanchez, Hay
rli Fehringer, Darian Kessler, Steven Mar-
tinez, Aquanette Scott, Jonisah Dieudon-
ne, Daniela Espinal, Isaias Gonzalez,
Jesus Plascencia, Sandra Trejo, George
Gomez, Justin Boyd, Ashley Carter, Jas
mine Futch, Francisco Mandulano.


Seminole Citizenship Award
First Grade:
Mario Curbelo, Irvin Luviano, Mi-
chael Bobrowski, Christopher Crum,
Daisy Baltazar, Alexander Campbell,
court, Veronica
Trejo, Eric Villa-
obos, Olivia Grif-
fin, Shela Vil-
Benitez, Amanda
Sparkman,
Raquel Tijerina,
Jesus inon,
Wyatt Cannon,
Adnana Betancourt, Jathan Tommie,
Brandon Mitchell, Amber Sheffield, Der
rick Chen, Maritzel Roman, Unel Juarez,
Rachel Cruz, Kevin Garcia-Aguirre, Elex-
ia Ochoa, Abigail Barren, Brenda Sixto,
Cody Deloney, Michael Edwards, Mi-
chael Danielson, Nickolas Hawthorne,
Tiffany Bohannon, Logan Harsh.
Second Grade:
Jason Zuniga, Thomas Garcia, Ka-
lysta Fowler, Jackie Pelayo, Diana Ser
rano, Nathan Pippin, Derek Banister,
Teresa Ruiz, Osvaldo Salgado, Alize'
Speed, Ahmad Yousef, Ashton English,
Jose Gonzalez, Jose Elias, Miguel Ba-
dillo, Alejandro Espinoza, Brisely Gar-
cia, Daniel Garcia, Jose Cervantes, Cris
tina Torres, Joel Tredway, Kari Dutcher,
Casie Vinson, Noah Puhdo, Alexander
Cook, Adrian Chavez.
Third Grade:
Stephanie Sippert, Clarissa Gomez,
Arianna Colon, Eric Cardenas, Chris
tyanna Aldridge, Kayla Boully, Alyssa
Matheny, Mitchell Gaucin, Janelle
Markham, Cynthia Rubio, DestinyShirey,
Anthony Mandulano, Kayla Alderman,
Maria Jaimes, Jacob i... Leon Jones,
Lici Lara, Berenice I. arcla, Isidro


Gomez, Mackenzee Martinez, Johnny
Rodriguez, Rachael Wireman.
Fourth Grade:
Dania Castellanos, Lluvia Gallegos,
Leonardo Torres, Kelsey Schoonmaker,
Lizeth Reyes, Osiel Brito, Kaytlin Lay
field, Verenice Leon, Jahnise Pizarro,
Yareli Ramirez, Diana Jaimes, Jacey
Mullis, Austin Margerum, Maria Olvera,
James Thomas, Ricky Perez, Jasmine
Romero, Elida Ruiz, Yesenia Campos,
Jose Aguirre.
Fifth Grade:
Julisa Sanchez, Sonia Mendez, Lis
vett Vega, Patricia Ruiz, Margarita Marti
nez, Jeremy Butzin, Maraelena Cabrera,
Isaias Gonzalez, Mark Russelburg, Na-
than Ochoa, Omar Carrera, Karla Cas-
tro, Jasmine Futch, Jeri Sharpe, Aaron
Hill, Cristina Tinajero.
Scout Effort Award
First Grade:
Jose Asencio, Yesica Olvera-Zepeda,
Jesenia Jaimes, Karina Salazar, Jimmy
Hallett, Jr., Logan Dunn, Daniel Vega,
Jennifer Chavez, Brandon Mitchell,
Trey PapaVich, Ty'Juan Lewis, Adilenne
Virto, avino Guillen, Tyler Murphy,
Evan Galvan, Alexandro Vasquez Gar
cia, Mackenzie Pelham, Emma Cor-
tez, Bryan Rosas, Limzay Solis, Kevin
Garcia-Auirre, Derrick Chen, Robert
Padgett, Alex Jaimes, Gage Floyd, Hailey
Armstrong, Theron Rice, Andrea Olvera,
Daniela Vargas, Brandon Brown, Wade
Ebanks, Sheldon Garcla, Tiffany Bohan
non, Noemi Castro, Adan Orozco, Ariel
Rivera.
Second Grade:
Anthony Betancurt, Nailen Billie, La-
savia Williams, Sha'Myra Williams, Da-
vid Montoya, Kaylee Tinajero, Yesenia
Castillo, Rachael Galvan, Wesley McCla
nahan, Raul Ruiz-Garcia, Dalia Trevino,


Daisy SanMiguel, Danesa Casares, Han-
nah Moore, Jacqueline Jaimes, Frankie
Vines, Caitlin Rubens, Pedro Sanchez,
Madison Fisher, Elyssa Rivera, Kayla
Huff, Kristina Jamison, Chrisha McK-
inney, Andrew Bales, Ossie Flemings,
Amber Clark, Marcos Vargas, Lucas Her
nandez, Kellfonny Files, Brandon Ken-
nedy, Reyes Rodriguez.
Third Grade:
Maria Pinon, Chantel Pacheco, Javier
Hernandez, Rebecca Hancock, Ashlyn
Griffith, Pauline Meras, Guadalupe Moji-
ca, Carissa Tripp, Cierra Schoonmaker,
Pricila Garza, Rosa Ponce, Kelly Koehler,
Kristian Albritton, Kassandra Barton,
Mercedes Garcia, Yesenia Hernandez,
Karla Chavez, Damien Woodard, Alexis
Pinon, Mackenzie Miers, Luls Flores Jai
mes, Daniela Olvera, Bethany Shirey,
Portia Rowe, Doraluz Santibanez, James
Cummings, Laquavius Williams, Kam
Caron, Amos Spells.
Fourth Grade:
Antawyn Fludd, Evan Soto, Taylor
Anuez, Crystal Hernandez, Stephanie
Sandoval, Cody Cannon, Osiel Brito,
Kaytlin Layfield, Yareli Ramirez, Bob-
bie Stewart, Benito Espinoza, Rosario
Jaimes, Heaven Sorensen, Maria Ol
vera, Maria Sanchez, Maria Carrillo, Gail
Sparkman, Oneisha Brown, Genaro
Garcia, Kevin Schick.
Fifth Grade:
James Kennedy, Deianira LaRue,
Guadalupe Medrano, Sonia Mendez,
Sarah Joiner, Abner Cruz, SirLeroy
Thomas, Cristian Cruz, Sandra Trejo,
Daniela Espinal, Meissa Dipace, George
Gomez, Mark Russelburg, Francisco
Mandulano, Caherine Trimble, Ashley
Carter, Kelli Chapman, Amber Town,
Israel Olvera, Francisco Pinon, Jessica
Smith, Ramiro Lara.


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South Elementary School Honor Roll List
South Elementary School proudly Land, Johanna Betancourt, Jesse Mond, Rhoden, Jus- Golden Eagle Nikki Nichols
announces the names of honor students Minh Thy Nguyen, Jared Phares, Antho- tin Shepherd, Silver Eagle Meagan Clay, Na-
for the first nine weeks of the current ny Harper, Sarah McNitt, Mason Adams, Cody Jones, than Center, Brianna Ingram, Kelsi Kula,
school year. Chandler Pearce and Elias Sowell. Michelle La- b Riylie Norton, Daniel Hotmire and Mitch
Honor roll students Bronze Eagle Merydian Causier, rowe, Colton Mulholland.
Third Grade John-Michael Collier, Rachel Helfin- Goggans, Je Bronze Eagle Tasneem Taran-
Golden Eagle -Kate Phillips, Crns stine, Julissa Hernandez, Maya Kneidel, sus Gomez, num, Clay Rogers, Nolan Carpenter,
tian Rios and Julia Dupree. Ariel Nichols, Donnie Watson, Alexis Valentin Perez, Taylor Hammack, Baron Stuart, Michae
Silver Eagle -Savannah Hendrix, Alicea, Nathan Allen, Jarrett Faulkner, Bailie Shurley and Hunter Mehrer la Myers, Mason Faulk, Hannah Fralix
Rebecca McNitt, Jennifer Center, Kaitlyn Josue Gonzalez, Jacob McKee, Jeffery Fourth Grade and Haley Smith.

Central Elementary School Honor Roll List


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Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.


Central ElementarySchool is pleased
to announce the names of the following
students earning honor roll and awards
in the first nine weeks.
Citizenship Award
Students who have shown excep
tional qualities of good citizenship are
eligible to receive the Citizenship Award
including:
Kindergarten
Melissa Aponte, Emma Baird, Giselle
Betancourt, Isaiah Bishop, Clayton Cul-
ligan, Junae Davis, Pyka Dawson, Lane
Edwards, Crystal Ellman, Mia Espada,
Sophia Galletto, John Gaona, Austin
Garcia, Ganessa Garcia, Angelo Hannon,
Bailey Harden, Tia Harsh, Kai Ichimuru,
Lindsey Jaimes, Lynndsy, Seaira Jones,
Madison Lamb, Yuliana Licea, Ashley
Marker, Elia Martinez, Noelia Martinez,
Jonathan Moore, Cristian Morales, An
drea Ramirez, Eric Sandoval, Edwin
Santos, Faith Simmons, Katie Syples,
Fred Todd.
First Grade
Max Abreu, David Adams, Leandra
Aguilar, Yaire Ayala Rodriguez, Chanta
via Baul, Michael Betts, Justice Boswell,
Katie Byrdebell, Christian Campos,
Davis Cantalini, Victoria Cline, Cera El
liot, Miguel Flores, Brian Garcia, Rosa
Gomez, Itzel Guereca, Delaney Jones,
Destiney Jones, Makalyn Jones, Reed
Jones, Courtney Kurutz, Brian Leal, Mil
dred Leal, Juan Leon, Danvias Lewis,
Yatzel Martinez, Timoteo Mejia, Monica
Ordonez, Anashia Rochelle, Laura Ro-
driguez, Jennife Salas-Garcia, Raith
Sales, Noel Smith, Lann Vanderhoff,
Cole Younger.
Second Grade
Yasmine Adams, Jason Birdwell,
Brenden Bostwich, Lexis Bussey, Dan-
iela Callero, Anal Carmona, Marissa
Chaves, Sara Crisino, Zamir Duran, Ar
mando Garcia, Jesus Gomez, Michael
Harvey, Julianna Hines, Hannah Holley,
Mark Holmes, Gage Ingram, Yasmin
Jaimes, Jasmine Lamb, Gisselle Leal,
Christina Lense, Jenna McClanahan,
Kaitlyn McKay, Michael Orozco, Paislea
Plant, Keondra Rawls, Rocky Resendiz,
Brittany Roddenberry, Judele Root, Nat
alie Saucedo, Santanna Silvas, Nicho-
las Thomas, Michael Watson, Zachary
Wharin, Scott Yates.
Third Grade
Kara Adams, Mariah Aguirre, Robin
Bell, Haley Bryner, Adriana Camacho,
Ivy Campbell, Carol Flores, Emily Gar-
rard, Adam Godwin, Peyton Hewitt, Ab-
bey Jones, Jazzmyn Lara, Lindsay Lip
scomb, Maria Martinez, Robert Padgett,
Shawna Peacock, Beatriz Perez, Yiselt
Pineda, Carmen Ramirez, Raven Raul-
erson, Davan Resendez, Jorden Reyna,
Tnston Root, Briyuna Salazar, Yes
enia Santizo, Hailey Spearow, Danielle


Speck, Edwardo Taylor, Luls Terrasas,
Sally Tijerina, Ariana Vasquez, Ashley
Velasquez, Dylan Walker, Tommi White,
Julie Ybanez.
Fourth Grade
Kimberly Allen, Sherry Altman, Alix
Blankenship, Brandy Bowers, Lynette
Casiano, Raylee Coleman, Mariela Es
pinoza Garcia, Giovanni Gamez, Edwin
Garcia, Jasmine Gomez, Ramiro Her
nandez, Steven Hull, Manzol, Logan Lip
scomb, Aunelo
Montoya, Fer-
nando Moore,
Karol-Lynn Nea-
lis, Tsaggaris Ols-
en, Jose Orozco,
MarisolSantillan,
Kristina Shank-
lin, Jerry Smith,
Marisol Solis,
Jaen Torres, Mel
anie Watson.
Effort Award
Students who have shown excep
tional effort to do their best in their
school work are eligible to receive the
effort award and the following students
are listed below:
Kindergarten
Saint Barbosa, Alayla Barrett,
Tania Boswell, Kaydra Bradley, Bran-
don Carlo, Aracely Cisnernos, Mamari
Corde, Ingrid Coreas, Leon Edouard,
Seena Fawzy, Kevin Joe Floyd, Jr., Carlos
Games Flores, Angel Garcia, Haley Gar
cia, Josiah Garcia, Madison Hargraves,
Alaina Hines, Aracely Ibarra, Joshua
Jenkins, Amanda Lara, Jaymarion
Lawton, Shannon Maldonado, Sharon
Maldonado, Raul Munoz, Maria Perez,
Julissa Sanchez, Millagros Santibanez
Arroyo, Lauren Sills, Chloe Soriano,
Shelby Sumner, Caleb Tijerina, Benja-
min Tinajero, Nathaniel Watson, Rom-
mel Yanes.
First Grade
Solomon Albright, Austin Allen,
Brighton Bauman, Mason Burke, Eliza
beth Casas, Xandrea Cea, Tristan Cour
son, Edmundo Cruz, Nicklaus Dailey
Moises Fernandez, Nichole Folbrecht,
Enrique Garcia, Karen Godinez, Braden
Hewitt, Ta'Makia Jones, Norberto Juar
ez, Jillian Kennedy, Jenna Lowry, Hallie
McDuffie, Allison Meara, Jonathon
Mejia, Diana Morales, Thomas Olsen,
Pedro Perez, Emmanuel Ramirez, Re-
bekah Raulerson, Juan Sanchez-Anton,
Kymber Sauerwine, Lillian Smith, Ash-
ley Snyder, Joan Taylor, Julian Tinajero,
Amy Trent, Ethan Vandermolen, David
Vasquez.
Second Grade
Ryan Albers, Sterling Arocho, Carlos
Ayala, LaTaveous Barrett, Raelyn Bell,
Raeshel Bell, Jason Birdwell, Brenden


Bostwick, Maria Bucio, Daniela Caballe
ro, Alondra Cespedes, Elexxus Espada,
Alexis Figueroa, Axel Galvan, Alani Gar-
cia, Dakota Hart, Michael Harvey, An-
nibelle Hetrick, Jacob Hickman, Jayda
Howell, Megan Kinchen, Imri Morales,
Alec Muller, Jonathan Najera, John Nea-
lis, Michael Orozco, Antonio Pineda, Ma-
riah Raulerson, Rocky Resendiz, Miguel
Sanchez, Jordyn Shreves, Ricardo Silvas,
Roderick Williams.
Third Grade
Zayon Alderman, Dalton Arnold,
Jessica Arnold, Alyssa Baird, Robin Bell,
Sara Bishop, Lauren Bostwick, Ruben
Bustos, Skylar Casian, Malcom Cham-
bers, Mashiya Corde, Daniel Fulleda,
Sarah Gabor, Victor Gaona, Kiara Her
nandez, Rainne Kasik, Zachary Lara,
John Lense, Shalynn Luck, Danielle
Martinez, Kennethia McBride, Raymond
McMillan, Hannah Morales, Felix Pine
da, Alejandro Platero, Alyssa Purviss,
Carmen Ramirez, Jose Ramirez, Steven
Rusiko, Armando Santibanez, McKayla
Skinner, Hunter Strickland, Devin Tileri
na, Emma VanCamp
Fourth Grade
Matthew Bass, Alyssa Bessenbacher,
Ryan Chesser, Mariah Farmer, Regina
Garcia, Eric Gomez, Jose Jaimes, Zatasia
Johnson, Alex Lopez, Gerneisha Louis,
Adoniel Martinez, Apple Nunez, Diana
Ordonez, Autum Perry, Colton Revels,
Alicia Rodriguez, Juliana Sanchez Mi-
chael Shablom, Hunter Sills, Tatyana,
Justice Talley, Sarena Vanderhoff, Justin
Vinson, Nicholas Wiggins, Jesus Yanez.
Gold Award 4.0 GPA
The Gold Honor Award is our high
est academic award. It .: .. I I..
dents achieving straight ... i.. ..
Third Grade
Rainne Kasik, John Lense
Fourth Grade
Jennifer Ehrlich, Candace McGlam
ory
Silver Award 3.5-3.9 GPA
The Silver Award is our next highest
award. It is given to students achieving
an A/B average. The names of students
earning this award are:
Third Grade
Carol Flores, Daniel Fulleda, Me-
gan Hargraves, Maria Martinez, Hailey
Spearow, Sally Tijerina, Emma Van-
Camp, Dylan Walker.
Fourth Grade
Lynetta Casiano, Ryan Chesser,
Raylee Coleman, Kylee Johns, Robert
Jones, Alex Lopez, Brittani, Miranda
McClanahan, Kacey Rigano, Michael
Shablom, Hunter Sills, Mason Smet,
Carrie Wharin, Nicholas Wiggins.

Red Award 3.0-3.5 GPA
The Red Award is named for our
school color. It is given to students


achieving at least a "B" average, but less
than the A/B average for silver awards.
The list of students named for this
award are:
Third Grade
Mariah Aguirre, Zayon Alderman,
Jessica Arnold, Robert Bigford, Johnny
Brooks, Sierra Brydebell, Sarah Gabor,
Victor Gaona, Jemeul Garin, Adam God-
win, Shaun Hood, Shay Hopewell, Tay-
lor Jordan, Jazzmyn Lara, Amber Low-
ry, Raymond McMillan, Cole Melton,
Hannah Morales, Beatriz Perez, Alyssa
Purviss, Carmen Ramirez, Triston Root,
Steven Rusinko, McKayla Skinner, Arn
ana Vasquez, Medina Voropayeva
Fourth Grade
Kailee Alvarado, Christopher Arm
strong, Alix Blankenship, Dalton Born
heimer, Oberlin Cavillo, Sierra Casian,
Berenice Garcia, Edwin Garcia, Sabree
Hall, Alexus James-Osceola, Brandon
Leal, Ramon Liberto, MacKenzie Mack-
lin, Seairra Moore, Jose Orozco, Alysa
Osterman, Natalee Trimble.


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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 23, 2008


Community Events


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.

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.


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

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.


Red Cross plans
Health and
Safety classes
The Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross will be
holding the following the follow-
ing Health & Safety classes in
December: Monday, Dec. 8, In-
fant/Child CPR at 6 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 10, Adult CPR/AED at 6
p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, First Aid
Basics at 6 p.m. All classes are
held at their Branch office located
at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-
763-2488.

OCA holds annual
spaghetti 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.


Holiday Happenings


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

Hospice hosts annual
Festival of Trees
Hospice of Okeechobee are
set to host this year's Annual
Festival of Trees. The event will
open on Friday, Nov. 28 and run
through Sunday, Dec. 7. You may
view this Christmas wonderland
weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. The event is free to attend.
For more information, call Cathy
at 863-467-2321.

Christmas Country
Store set to open
The Christmas Country Store
will open on Friday, Nov. 28 at 9
a.m. at Hospice of Okeechobee's
Blue Volunteer Building. Toys,
decorations and unique items for
Christmas will be for sale. Come
see and enjoy the holiday splen-
dor. For more information, please
call Cathy at 863-467-2321.

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.

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-
7634954. You can also call Paul
Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman,
863-467-1484 to order.

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


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

City Hall Park
to hosts Santa
Santa will be at City Hall on
Dec. 2, following the Lighting
Ceremony; December 3, 4, 9, 10,
11, 15, and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Stop by for a picture with Santa!

Third Annual craft
bazaar and luncheon
to be held
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 Dec. 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 Satur-
day, 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 on fire truck
The City Firefighters will host
Santa on the fire truck visits on:
Dec. 18 in the N.W. & N.E. sec-
tions of the city; Dec. 19 in the SE
section of the city; and Dec, 20 in
the SW section of the city.

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

VFW 9528 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 at the VFW 9528 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.

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news
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church planning a holiday event
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to okeenews@newszap.com for
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AARP Driver Safety
Class offered
Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Wednes-
day, Dec. 10, Nell Bostwick will
instructing an AARP Driver Safety
Class at the Okeechobee County
Extension Office, 458 Hwy 98 W,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day.
Tuition fee is $10 per person to
cover work books. There are no
tests, but you must attend both
days to obtain your certificate.
Contact your insurance company
to see if you qualify for a discount.
Most insurance companies in
Florida do. Please bring a check
or money order for $10, please
no cash. You do not have to be a
member of AARP to attend these
classes. For information or to sign
up for the class please call Nell
Bostwick at 863-763-4134.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
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OKEECHOBEE Tonya Kim Pe- Nov.
na, of Okeechobee, died Thursday,
Nov. 20, 2008, in
her home.
Mrs. Pena was
born Jan. 16,
1963, in Ft.
Pierce. She was a
school bus driver
for 22 years.
Mrs. Pena is sur-
vived by her husband, Thomas Pe-
na; daughter, Tara Kendall Holliday
(Doc); two sons, Randy Wayne El-
lerbee Jr. (Angie) and Thomas Ka-
sey Ellerbee (Heather Sisson);
father, Thomas V. Cason Jr. (Norma
Jean) all of Okeechobee; sister,
Tammy Simmons (Robert) of York,
S.C.; grandmother, Edith Hester of
Okeechobee; and grandchildren,
Jessica Holliday, Jeremy Vinson, /
Morgan Holliday, Cody Wayne El-
lerbee, Madalyn Ellerbee, Thomas
Wayne Ellerbee, Trace Ellerbee, Ka-
sey Lynn Ellerbee.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
services will be 10 a.m. Monday at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with Pas-
tor Nick Hopkins officiating. Burial
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FL 34972.

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Osceola Middle School Honor Roll Students


Osceola Middle School is pleased to
announce the names of students earn-
ing honors in the first nine weeks grad-
ing period of the 2008-09 school year
including:
Fifth Grade Honor Roll:
4.0 (A)
Madysun Causier, Librando Marjon,
Medrano Sofia, Orr Kelsey, Ramirez
Manuel, Williams Rachel, Ryan Daniel.
3.5 (A/B)
Tasnia Arshee, Kearstin Dorrance,
Minhthu Nguyen, Kristopher Pope,
Rebecca Snyder, Omar Gazga, Bessen-
bacher Wyatt, Hood Amber, Jimenez
Bridget, Madison Mayer, Chase Ques-
inberry, Edrick Neal, Michael Muros,
Emily Crews, Matthew Coleman, Caitlyn
Albers.
3.0 (B)
Alyssa Coleman, Disan Hernandez,
Devon Loshlavo, Tyler Maxey, Tiara Tay-
lor, Chandler Varnadore, Meagan Wil-
son, Savannah Mann, Jakayla Moore,
Charles Yager, Jose Hernadez, Jessica
Bylsma, Dustin Lowe, Macaldo Jonah-
rheen, Jennifer Aranjo, Lizzette Raya,
Savannah Mann, Jakayla Moore, Charles
Yager, Saif Al, Ashley Boland, Colton
Butts, Regino Garcia, Shelbie Longber-
ry, Brandon Mahley, Dylan McClanahan,
Jacqueline Phares, Cavin Platt, Aimee
Rumbaugh, Briana Jones, Daylin Walk-
er, Byron Byrd, Ashlee Hagan, Dalton
Pickering, Braydon Rucks.
Sixth Grade Honor Roll:
4.0 (A)
Nadir Aguirre, Emily Alicea, Tasha
Barker, Payton Byrd, Kylie Daniel, Mi-
chael Daniel, Kirby Dobbs, Logan Ev-
ans, April Floyd, Sebastian Fulleda, Kim-
berly Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez,
Glenn Jarriel, Brittany Milrot, Aalia Mur-
phy, Carmela Olivares, Robert Phillips
Ill, Otto Ramirez, Kain Sarros, Christen
Sheffield, Isabelle Sheldon, Jacalyn Sut-
ton, Tammie Ward, Tyler Winner.
3.5 (A/B)
Pablo Alvarez, Chase Asmussen,
Enrique Campos, Lizbeth Casiano,
Sean Chauhan, Emily Clay, Connor Cle-
ments, Meghen Davis, Cheyenne Dun-
away, Tyler Elliott, Sandro Fernandez,
Claudia Flores, Erik Gaitan, Emmanuel
Gaona, Raul Garcia, Rutkarina Gonza-
lez, Christian Grammer, Rachel Haw-
thorne, Alexander Hernandez, Maribel
Hernandez, Kristianne Ibay, Chris Joles,
Daron Jones, Braydon Kassella, Kristen
Kieffer, Bailey Kirton, Marrianne Madn-
gal, Dallas McLaughlin, Josh McMillan,
Baldemar Medrano, Stevie Miller, Jes-
sica Mond, Jessica Olney, Cali Pearce,
Taylor Pearce, Lucas Penido, Fernando
Perez, Jesus Perez, Luis Perez, Megan
Perona, Emonie Pryor, Selena Quesada,
Thaddnesha Roberts, Lynn Romer, Brit-
tany Sain, Abygayl Sanchez, Brandon
Schockley, Emilse Serrano, Kayla Simp-


son, Daniel Starnes, Alexandra Strip-
ling, R.J. Teddars, Jason Viens, Autumn
Wakelee, Jacqueline Watford, Brittany
Watson, Julia Weldon, Christian White,
Natasha Williams, William Zapata.
3.0 (B)
Logan Arnold, Brittany Baker, Bri-
ana Banuelos, Samantha Bobrowski,
Francisco Bucio, Adrian Carrillo, Crystal
Castaneda, Corey Chandler, Gannon
Chapmann, Emily Coffey, Miguel Cortez,
Eunice Crowell,
Tanner Dailey, Ja-
cob Depree, Patri-
cia Duque, Amber
Evans, Matthew
Evans, Zachary
Destiny Fonseca,
Leah Furse, Jorge
Garcia, Brian Gar-
za, Roy Marshall
Hale, Jacob Hans, Daniel Hernandez,
Francisco Hernandez, Gregory Her-
nandez, Jasmine Hernandez, Tristan
Hernandez-Walls, Paul Jackson, Maria
Jimenez, Elida Jimenez, Iris Juarez,
Daylis Leyva, Juan Liberato, Berenice
Licea, Elisa Maldonado, George Mar-
shall, Sabrina Mastre, Andrea McKinney,
Anarelys Merconchini, Robert Neese,
Tyler Osceola, Dracia Peacock, Elisabel
Piedra, Travon Pierre, Jay Plant, Wanda
Porter, Rebecca Priest, Danielle Pritts,
Toneka Roberts, Juana Rodriquez, Colt
Root, Devin Rucks, Mariah Ruiz, Sean
Russell, Juan Carlos Sandoval, Andrea
Sauro, Cheyeann Schaeffer, Joshua
Sieracki, Jacob Smith, Elizabeth Solor-
zano, Haley Starnes, Colton Stokes, Levi
Summerford, Robert Thompson, Joe
Turbush, Miguel Valdez, Saraya Vander-
hoff, Jarion Williams, Samantha Wine,
Mackenzie York.
Seventh Grade Honor Roll:
4.0 (A)
Brandon Alvarez, Trevor Berry, Ca-
leb Bockoras, Tuff Durrance, Dezirae
Fonseca, Luis Fonseca, Sierra Harrigan,
Jake Menendez, Zane Moreland, Mary
Ngo, Tad Norman, Kayla Orr, McKenzie
Richey, Paige Roller, Colton Rusinko,
Danyelle Sheffield, Bethany Stuart, Jor-
dan Watts, Chelsea Wharin.
3.5 (A/B)
Jose Arriaga, Jesus Arteaga, Mary
Baker, Hanna Bostwick, Tiffany Bow-
ers, Katie Brummett, Randi Campbell,
Alejandro Campos, Naomi Cook, Sa-
mantha Devore, Ashalee Dreher, Patri-
cia Gomez, Riley Green, Lauren Hazel-
lief, Denise Holmes, Destiny Hughes,
Victoria Hyatt, Maria Jaimes, Cornesha
Jarvis, Joey Lepere, Ben Levins, Casey
Lewis, Ashley McDuffie, Stephanie Men-
dez, Queara Moore, Kimberly Mullin,
Samantha Murphy, Ashley Murray, Kyle
Nichols, Hayley Palmisano, Alex Pethy-
bridge, Taylor Poiter, Kyle Pope, Paola


Prado, Ethan Revels, Patricia Sanchez,
Selina Sanchez, Tim Saylor, Markita
Skeen, Matthew Smith, Nicolas Suarez,
Anali Torres, Jessica Vasquez, Meshele
Vasquez.
3.0 (B)
Heidy Almanza, Drew Arrants, Re-
bekah Bennett, David Blount, Terry
Boatwright, Alma Bucio, Kourtney
Buhlmaier, Emily Bunting, Sylvester
Butler, Alexis Calvillo, David Cardona,
Zachery Cordes, Austin Courson, Nikki
Delcamp, Eva Delgado, Harlie Elliott,
Ja"Tauras Epps, Angel Fish, Delfino Gar-
cia, Megan Hall, Dalton Harris, Sheynon
Hernandez, Kristin Higgins, Katie Hill,
William Holliday, Cameron Howard,
Jaymee Johnson, Kaine Kent, Nichole
Kicklighter, Billie Levitt, Bonnie Little,
Michael Mayer, Alexis McDonald, Devin
Moore, Teagan Mullins, Rosa Nalera,
Rosendo Navarro, Ashlee Rathbun,
Michael Raulerson, Tara Rock, Michael
Russell, Kyle Sarros, Kyle Selwyn, Don-
ald Sheldon, Sierra Shuey, Daniel Skin-
ner, Aubrey Smith, James Stafford, Nikki
Tomlinson, Casey Travers, Fredy Valdez,
Neal Vanderhoff, Connor Varnadore, Si-
erra Washburn, Gavin Wilinski, Autumn
Wofford, Emily Worth.
Eighth Grade Honor Roll:
4.0 (A)
Jessie Bailey, Claresha Blair, Jordan
Bolan, Allyson Chapman, Berneth Dia-
go, Joshua Engler, Carson Harris, Kailey
Hoover, Jessica Humphrey, Jesus Jai-
mes, Thania Liberato, Tyler Milrot, Em-
ily Murrow, Savannah Neese, Destiny
Nunez, Hunter Pritchard, Jenna Rath,
Aubrey Robertson, Maribel Santamaria,
Kylie Shirley, Alexis Smith, Brooke Sny-
der, Vanessa Watt.
3.5 (A/B)
Christopher Arce, Brenon Brooks,
Angelina Bucio, Cody Casperson, Jake
Close, Danielle Crane, Anissa Demezier,
Sage Douglas, Adel Elhindi, Cain Elliott,
Diana Gaona, Jose Angel Garcia, Jose
Javier Garcia, Christopher Gonzales,
Ryan Hagan, Maddison Hanner, Darby
Jones, Dillon Jones, Jenna Kissam, Fer-
nando Lopez, Austin McDaniels, Dalton
Murray, Eva Navarro, Keven Ngo, Sa-
mantha Norris, Chelsey Perry, Ashley
Ploof, Jessica Prado, Damon Prescott,
Jack Radebaugh, Paige Rivero, Diego
Rodriguez, Marilu Rodriguez, Cesar
Sanchez, Nikki St.Pierre, James Steiert,
Cade Stokes, Sierra Story, Caitlyn Strip-
ling, Sierra Taylor, Patsy Thomas, Alexis
Torres, Allyson Trimble, Katie VanBeek,
Cynthia Villegas, Haley Yates.
3.0 (B)
Frank Adamo, Trevor Bearden, Jesse
Bodden, Arismel Carrillo, Emily Close,
Franceene Cruz, Ashley D'Agostino,
Magdalena Esquivel, Jordan Faircloth,
Khadeji Franklin, Alex Gaitan, Dezare
Hernandez, Michael Hevey, Klarissa


Hutchings, Jake Jimmerson, Zak Kem-
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Levins, Heather Lowry, Andrew Mars-
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Kaylee Peaden, Katlyn Pickelmann,
Sean Pope, Carissa Quesada, Bradley
Rathbun, Amber Savage, Ashley Savage,
Derrick Schwartz, Jessica Suit, Chey-
enne Thibodeau, Dalton Thomas, Jadie
Underhill, Nick Valcaniant, Eric Voss,
Darrin Walker, DJ Washington, Aman-
da Williams, Stephon Williams, Zach
Wingfield, Jimmie Yearwood.


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The staff and administration of New
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nounce the names of students earning
special recognition for their hard work
for the first nine weeks of the 2008-09
school year.
Agriculture award
Jakaris Morris
Honor Roll students
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George Bradley, Deborah Kelley,
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Lawrence Group offers to buy U.S. Sugar


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Another offer is on the table
for the U.S. Sugar property south
of Lake Okeechobee.
On Nov. 19, in letters to the
U.S. Sugar Board of Directors, the
Lawrence Group announced an
offer to buy all of the shares of
U.S. Sugar Corporation for $300
per share.
"No actual offer has been re-
ceived," said U.S. Sugar Senior
Vice President of Public Affairs,
Robert Coker. "Our directors and
some of our stockholders have re-
ceived a letter from The Lawrence
Group expressing its interest in
acquiring all the stock of U.S.
Sugar Corporation. As would be
the case with any such proposal,
our Board of Directors will care-
fully review it with its professional
advisors and the company's man-
agement team. To facilitate its
review, the board's financial ad-
visor will request The Lawrence
Group to provide specific details
to enable it to evaluate the pro-
posal. The board's goal is to be in
a position to give fully informed
consideration to the potential
transaction, consistent with its
fiduciary obligations to represent
the interests of the stockholders,
and to compare the merits of the
proposal with the transaction


currently being negotiated with
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, as well as any other
proposals that may be received.
Our directors are continuing to
review and evaluate the alterna-
tives available to the Company
and its stockholders, and look
forward to an orderly, measured,
and considered process that will
result in a transaction that is in the
best interests of the Company and
its stockholders."
In a Nov. 19, letter to Chairman
White and the Board of Directors
of U.S. Sugar Corporation, Gaylon
Lawrence Jr. wrote:
"Today, the Lawrence Group
announced a proposal to acquire
all of the shares of U.S. Sugar
for $300 per share in cash. We
believe that this offer provides a
clear premium to the value U.S.
Sugar shareholders would re-
ceive under the current proposed
transaction being pursued with
the State of Florida. Further, while
we are confident that you will
determine this offer to be in the
best interest of your shareholders
and thus immediately enter into
discussions with the Lawrence
Group to negotiate a transaction
for the benefit of all shareholders,
we also want to let you know that
we are preparing to take our offer
directly to the U.S. Sugar share-
holders.


"We believe that the current
proposed transaction with the
South Florida Water Management
District would be devastating for
U.S. Sugar, its employees, their
families, and all the residents of
the communities south of Lake
Okeechobee. It is quite clear that
Lake Okeechobee's local econo-
my is very dependent upon U.S.
Sugar, and the current proposal
would result in the eventual loss
of 1,700 jobs when U.S. Sugar
shuts down in 2016. These em-
ployees have few, if any, other
employment opportunities in the
area, and the corresponding eco-
nomic damage in the region will
spiral downward into reduced
property values and a lower tax
base, resulting in an impover-
ished community. What will be
left is an area that is desperate
and impoverished by the major
employer, U.S. Sugar, shutting
down, just as Flint, Michigan has
been devastated by the loss of
General Motors jobs. The Lake
Okeechobee region is going to
face upon the closure of U.S. Sug-
ar: skyrocketing unemployment,
plummeting property values, an
escalating crime rate, a flood of
local businesses in bankruptcy,
and a decline in the quality of lo-
cal of school programs caused by
a reduced educational budget, to
name a few. We cannot imagine


that you would not want to pur-
sue an option that would prevent
this from happening (moreover,
an option that delivers superior
value to your shareholders).
"Our proposed transaction
will be structured so as to avoid
these unfortunate consequences,
as we would continue to operate
U.S. Sugar as an ongoing busi-
ness. Further, our proposal would
enable the South Florida Water
Management District to meet
their objective of protecting the
Everglades, which we agree is of
significant environmental impor-
tance. In this regard, we have met
with them and we are committed
to selling them the land they re-
quire at a much lower cost than
your transaction."
The letter goes on to explain
that under the current plan to sell
U.S. Sugar land to the SWFMD,
stockholders could eventually
receive $365 a share, but added
that this is not guaranteed and the
stockholders might have to wait
until 2016 to receive any money.
With the Lawrence Group's
proposal, the stockholders would
receive $300 a share now, the let-
ter continued.
"Even if the $365 is ultimately
realized (which we do not think
would happen) the time and risk
of the recovery of the amount
through 2016, makes our offer


U.S. Sugar explores building ethanol plant


100 Million gallon
ethanol facility

CLEWISTON U.S. Sugar
Corp. announced Nov. 17 that it
has entered into an agreement
with Coskata, Inc. ofWarrenville,
Ill., to explore building a 100 mil-
lion gallon per year cellulosic
ethanol facility in Clewiston. The
facility would be the world's larg-
est second generation ethanol
facility.
It would convert left-over
sugar cane material into ethanol
and would help Florida meet its


aggressive second generation
ethanol mandate set by Gover-
nor Charlie Crist.
"We are very excited to be
formally negotiating with Coska-
ta to deploy their industry lead-
ing conversion technology," said
U.S. Sugar's Sr. Vice President
of Public Affairs Robert Coker.
"We see this technology as a per-
fect complement to our existing
sugar mill, not to mention a win
for the environment, the farming
community and for our employ-
ees."
The non-food based ethanol
could reduce greenhouse gasses


by as much as 96 percent versus
conventional gasoline.
U.S. Sugar plans to collect
cane leaves from the field versus
burning them, as well as utilize
excess bagasse from the mill.
The Coskata technology,
which is able to convert almost
any renewable material, is ex-
pected to produce fuel ethanol
with manufacturing costs of
around $1 per gallon.
As the State of Florida takes
some of the U.S. Sugar lands out
of production for the Everglades
restoration project, the Coskata
technology is flexible enough


to also use fast growing energy
crops and waste materials to
make the environmentally supe-
rior fuel.
As part of the agreement, U.S.
Sugar will be submitting an ap-
plication to the Florida Energy
Office for a financial match to
their contribution for early engi-
neering on this project.
In addition, U.S. Sugar plans
toworkwith the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to secure some of
the loan guarantee monies that
have been set aside specifically
for the production of non-food
based biofuels.


United Way holds day of caring


submitted pnoto
Buy your Christmas tree
from the Lions Club this year.
Starting Nov. 25, trees will be
on sale In Flagler Park.

Lions Club


selling


Christmas


trees
The Lions Club is set to hold
its annual Christmas tree sales
again this year. The trees will be
delivered on Monday, Nov. 24,
and they will begin selling trees
on Tuesday Nov. 25. The Lions
Club has always appreciated the
support of the local community
and look forward to its continued
support this year. The commu-
nity has always come through for
them and that has allowed them
to help many people locally. All
the money raised by the club is
kept in the community and used
to help people in Okeechobee
County.
In recent years, the Lions have
lost several members to death
and quite a few more to poor
health. As the median age in the
club for the past several years has
been roughly 70 years of age, this
is not surprising. Thankfully they
have some new and younger
members who are ready and will-
ing to pick up the torch and keep
the Lions Club open so that it is
available to help people who oth-
erwise would not have anywhere
else to go.
If anyone is interested in be-
coming a member of the local Li-
ons Club, please contact Sharon
Stripling at 863-634-1693.



Pubic Issues Faun s:
Join the dlscusslonI


United Way of Okeechobee
held its first "day of caring" on
Saturday, Nov. 1.
At a recent meeting, the group
of volunteer Board Members
chose one house in the Douglas
Brown area to repaint and land-
scape. Through efforts of Mr.
Wendy Watts, Master Gardener,
the United Way Board Members
and with the help of 15 volun-
teers, the house was turned into
a beautiful home.
United Way of Okeechobee
was very fortunate to not only
have the Board Members pres-
ent, but a painting crew from
Lykes Brothers and students from
Okeechobee High School football
team. A crew of helpers came the
week before to pressure clean the
house.
Donations were received from
Board members, Mr. Wendy
Watts, Lykes Brothers (mulch
and crew), Raulerson Hospital
(paint), Publix (lunch and pres-
sure cleaning), Ted Starr Con-
struction (roof repair, door repair
and shed), Home Depot (plants,
landscaping material, etc.), Wal-
Mart, and Anderson Rentals Inc.,
from Rivera Beach (portable re-
strooms). Jersey Mike's Subs and
Beef O'Brady's provided gift cer-
tificates for the workers.
The home-owner, Mrs. Mary
Brooks and her family were


pleased with the results. and Jill Rogers, the Director of
In addition, the Community In Community in Schools and fam-
Schools (PAL) agency repainted ily members were busy most of
their skate park building and add- the day turning the building into
ed mulch to spruce up the park. a clean, sharp looking place for
A group of skaters, their parents, skate boarders.

Okeechobee Livestock Market


November 17 and 18, 2008


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner

Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000


Calves
Cows
Str
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total

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


$43.00
$39.00
$



$54.50

Monday
915
45
13
0
8
16
0
997

Steers
130-175
100-130
115-125
116-121
96-105
88-100
83-92
81-85
76-80


Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350400
400-450


Steers
100-130
90-122
89-110
79-103
69-93


Small #1 Steers Hfrs
150-200 100-130 110-115
$60.50 250-300 95-100 90-100
300-350 90-103 78-87
Tuesday 350-400 69-101 77-86
2196 450-500 79-85 65-72
219 550-600 68-69
71 The spread we're seeing now
122 between good quality calves and
plain calves is really the biggest
37 I've ever seen. Blacks and Charo-
47 lais are selling decent, but almost
0 everything else is 30 40% less
2692 than what those number one
calves are bringing. Cows and
Hfrs bulls are near steady, calves were
110-140 a little cheaper.
104-120 Adams Ranch of Ft. Pierce
90-98 topped the calf market with a
86-93 high of $1.75. James C. Chapman
8- of Kenansville, had the high cow
82-87 with 53.00.
78-84 Have a good Thanksgiving and
73-81 we'll see you back on Monday,
70-75 Dec. 1.
68-71 See ya next week, Todd


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Okeechobee High School Honor Roll List


Okeechobee High School is pleased
to announce the names of the following
students on the honor roll for the first
nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year.

Gold Honor Roll 4.0 GPA
Sophomores
Kelsey Burnham, Angelica Chavez,
Dylan Ellis, Melissa Floyd, Mariela
Gamez, Tommy Gipson, Jomar Hernan-
dez, Luke Joles, Evan Mattson, Brittany
Nichols, Tiffany Rowlett, Jaisa Sinclair,
Elizabeth Turner
Juniors
Fallen Curren, Christopher Fowler,
Jannet Gonzalez, Justin Hoover, Sarah
Maixner, Valerie McKee, Ricardo Nieto,
Maria Ruiz, Katarina Suarez, Amanda
Walls
Seniors
Nathan Candler, Jayme Casanova,
Jessica Christian, Joshua Christian, Bil-
lie Jo Freeman, Robyn Futch, Krischell
Harris, Stephanie Horvath, Kristine Ibay,
Sarah Lay, Jose Maldonado, Esperanza
Montoya, Melissa Ritter, Dawn Skeen,
Patricia Sulzer, Robin Talbert, Grace
Williams.

Silver Honors 3.5-3.9 GPA
Sophomores
Jose Aguilar, Yesenia Aguirre, Dan-
iela Albarran, Maria Baltazar, Joseph
Barletto, Jaiden Barnhart, Millard
Bearden, Grabiela Borja, Victoria Bos-
tic, Sarah Brewer, Teresa Casas, Aracely
Cateneda, Michael Cornell, Cindy Cor-
tez, Leanna Cotton, Taylor Douglas,
Andrea Eddings, Shenorro Edwards,
Amber Fessel, Kle Foster, Brittney Free-
man, SamanthaFryar, Frederick George,
Rubi Gonzalez, Horace Gordon, Kristen
Hall, Kara Harwas, James Hatfield, Hec-
tor Hernandez, Shawn Horvath, Ruth
Howell, Yanet Huerta, Trent Johnson,
Calvin Lawrence, Kaitlin Lee, Alexus
Lepere, Celena Letcher, Melissa Lujan,
Kyle Lunt, Emma Marshall, Ashleigh,
Mishal Mehta, Joseph Menendez, Kristi
Messier, Emily Metz, Jesus Nunez,
Joseph Patrick, Isabella Penido, Em-
ily Pickering, Crescenio Piedra, Joshua
Radford, Katherine Ragamat, Carma
Rowlett, Kayla Runyon, Andrew Selvey,
James Sharpe, Tabitha Smith, Tadarrell
Smith, Michael Sutton, Nicholas Sweet,


Ismael Valdez, Amado Vega, Wayne
Watson, Madeline Welsh, Amber Wig-
gins, Nathan Willbarger
Juniors
Ana Aguilar, Ana Baza-Urbina, Ash-
ley Berry, Yolani Borroto, Frances Bos-
worth, Dianna Bradley, Reina Caballero,
Shelby Carden, Nichole Chapa, Megan
Clements, Keontia Collins, Kayla Davis,
Kelly Delahanty, Tyler Elmore, Taylor
English, Shanice Fowler, Amanda Frank-
lin, Carla Garcia, Naraly Garcia, Caitlyn
Gaucin, Tonia Gray, James Haddan,
Lindsey Hart, Damon Heater, Griselda
Hernandez, Maria Hernandez, Ashleigh
Hiler, Kasey Hill, Jonathan Hudoff, Lio-
nel Jones, Tony Kibler, Charlene Kinser,
Myranda McAllister, Joshua McCall, Fer-
nando Mendoza, Myranda Miles, Janna
Mullis, Kenneth Murphy, Sarah Mur-
row, Gregory Myers, Taylor Parker, Julie
Perry, Austin Pluskot, Kayla Raulerson,
Micaela Resendiz, Nicholas Richey,
Kristin Roberts, Gabriela Rodriguez, Xi-
mena Sanchez, Roxanne Sheffield, Mat-
thew Skipper, Michelle Spears, Sierra
Steward, Kayla Stokes, Stevan Suarez,
Kathleen Turner, Graciela Varela, Alayda
Velz uez, Tesa Warthen, Austin Willard.
Seniors
Miseal Alvardo, Rosalba Ascencio,
Luke Bailey Matthew Bauer, Courtney
Beamer, Alysonb Billie, Travis Blowers,
Timothy Brazil, Dorothy Burkhardt, Joy
Burnham, Brittany Carrier, Gonzalo Cas-
tro Hernandez, Stephen Chaisson, Cas-
sandra Colgan, Clayton Colt, Meghan
Conroy, Septemberlyn Davis, Clara Del-
agall, Sara Douglas, Ashley Edge, Ruby
Estrada, John Estrada, John Everett, Ra-
chel Fairchild, Michael Fessel, Michelle
Flores, Rebecca Foster, Kayla Frankum,
Victor Gandarilla, Melinda Garcia, Mari-
alizabeth Gonzalez, Chad Harrison,
Barbara Hauser, Stephanie Haymond,
Kristal Hazellief, Rachel Hennon, Eliza-
beth Hernandez, Miriam Hernandez,
Liliana Herrera, Christopher Hutchings,
Whitney Jacobs, Davie Jeune, Knstin
Johnson, Jessica Joles, Austin King,
Samantha Link, Lance Lozano, Garrett
Madrigal, Abigail Martinez, Andrea Mav-
roides, Jessica Medina Andrew Mullins,
Adriana Navarro, Alex Nielson, William
Ochsenbine, Vick Patel, Emily Peppers,
Blanca Pinon, Nathaniel Pollard, Taylor
Pntchard, Korinne Rayman, Floribertha
Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez, Celestin
Sanchez, Jonathan Schrock, Megan
Schrock, Laura Serrano-Valazquez, Jil-


lian Shripka, Mathew Stevens, Dustin
Stokes, Justina Stokes, Katelyn Stuart,
Shane Taggart, Ruby Thomas, Chasity
Thornton, Heather Tinsley, Laura Tor-
res, Zachary Viens, Ashley Welch, Me-
gan Whipple, Corey White
Bronze Honors 3.0-3.49 GPA
Sophomores
Eric Aguirre, Carleigh Alderman,
Ashleigh Alen, Cinthia Almanza, David
Altman, Jacob Anuez, Anselmo Aponte,
Abel Armenta, Noelio Arroyo, Kyreashia
Ash, Savannah Asmussen, Chelsi Bag-
gett, Caleb Ball, Hayley Belding, Leaha
Boles, Kayla Born, Jacquitta Boswell,
Tony Bowers, Austin Breaux, Dan-
ielle Brown, Jeremy Brown, La'Shanti
Brown, Steven Brown, Ashtyn Brown,
Esdyena Burgueno-Romero, David
Butts, Rosendo Cabrera, Ruselie Cal-
villo, Irving Carias-Bernal, Alejandra
Castillega, Munuel Castrejon, Abel
Chavez, Ronda Cline, Brittany Cobb,
Tamara Collins, Daryn Conrad, Brittany
Cooley, William Corona, Lee Ann Davis,
Arturo Dominguez, Mauro Dominguez,
Raybon Durrance, Garrett Egan, Farah
Elhindi, William Ellis, Marshall Eng, Ga-
bnela Esquivel, Benjamin Estey, Bran-
don Farless, James Fralix, Colby Frank,
Matthew Fraser, Leonard Gainer, Areli
Garcia, Edith Garcia, Eduardo Garcia,
Gustavo Garcia, Nanci Garcia, Javier
Garcia-Gomez, Jansen Allen Garin,
Jessica Gomez, Pablo Gomez, Sheila
Granados, Timothy Gray, Brittany Haas,
Megan Harper, Amanda Harrison, Sh-
emaiah Henderson, Ana Maria Hernan-
dez, Nickey Ingram, Victoria Jackson,
Niccole Jacobs, Jennifer Jaenz, Mayra
Jaimez, Cashara Jarvis, Ryan Jenkins,
Cody Johns, Brittany Jones, Brandon
Kelly, Samuel Kenworthy, Taylor Kin-
man, Gilberto Limon, Morganne Lucas,
Juan Lugo, Larry Lutlen, Daniel Mancil,
Codi Mars, Marcus Martin, Lisandra Mar-
tinez, Nancy Mataushek, Michael Mc-
Coin, Erick McQueen, Hilda Medrano,
Anastasiya Medvedeva, Kaitlyn Miles,
Wesley Mims, Alexandria Ming, Graciela
Mireles, Adriana Mitchell, Alicia Nunez,
Pablo Nunez, Harrison O'Connor,
Tomas Olvera, Hayley Orr, Kristina Os-
ceola, Charles Padgett, Kayedee Parrish,
Tiffany Patterson, Sarah Payne, Alexus
Peaden, Kalyn Perez, Marshall Platt,
Alyssa Power, Callie Prosser, Saman-
tha Radford, Amanda Rathbun, Jodi
Raulerson, Vanessa Reyes, Amy Rivero,


Angelica
Rodriguez,
Ruben
Romero,
Taylor
.; Russell,
S William
Sahpiro,
Brittany Scott, Deforest Shanks, Kristi
Sheffield, Cristin Shelton, Brytonb
Shockley, Brian Smith, Dalton Snow,
Naomi Stevens, Jessica Stratton, Lauren
Strickland, Kristal Sumrall, Adrian Tagle,
Audrey Turbeville, Jayce Turgeon, Jose
Valeriano, Gary Wagoner, William Wal-
lace, Bryan Walpole, Michael Watson,
Mark Weir, Matthew Whirls, Preston
Wiggins, Crashai Williams, LaVonda
Williams, Courtney Wilson, Alexis Win-
ans, Calandra Youmans
Juniors
Yesica Albarran, Matthew Arellano,
Paige Arnold, Vanessa Bowman, Jose
Bucio, Norbert Canete, Sarah Chitten-
den, Joanna Collier, Jonathon Craw-
ford, Austin Harvey, Dylan Hughes,
Jillian Jaynes, Monica Koger, Matthew
Payne, Tamara Rix, Cesar Serrano,
Lisa Thiboult, Kayla Treadway, Brad-
ley Williams, Richard Buckner, Catrina
Cyne, Tara Hallin, Samuel Honeycutt,
Maria Olvera, Jeshua Power, Stephen
Schoonmaker, Winston Ward, Libby
Barker, Abraham Barrera-Guzman,
Laura Campos, Jessie Cofield, Jake Dav-
enport, Natividad Garcia, Miguel Gar-
duno, Jackeline Hernandez, Jonathan
Hernandez, Jessica Julian, Erin Moore,
Megan Mullin, Ryan Osceola, Walter
Piscatelli, Kristi Reed, Carmen Schaefer,
Garth Striebel, Kendra Walker, Jennifer
Wendt, Markeisha Youmans, Monica
Anuez, Macy Culligan, Casey Lawrence,
Kyle McGee, Adam Tewksbury, Cam-
eron Tewksbury, Siara Trofibio, Katie
Walker, David Almazan, Christian Bai-
ley, Karissa Blackney, Misael Castaneda,
Hilda Castillo, Jessica Coffey, Robin
Dietrich, Saul Garcla, Ricardo Herrera,
Dillon Hobson, Chelsie Houston, Troy
Howard, Amber Joiner, Christopher
Kicklighter, Janezzka Koger, Adrian
Leon, Guadalupe Martinez,Chelsea Mc-
Nabb, Amanda Moore, Alisha Murphy,
Cameron, Cory Rose, David Sanchez,
Christina Shank, Christofer Shanks, Da-
vid Straight, Ria Thomas, Crystal Young,
Mariana Almazan, Regina Ball, Cheryl
Bloom, Nathanael Catron, Christopher


Okeechobee Freshman Campus Honor Roll List


Gold Honor Roll-4.0 GPA
Brittney Ball, Jennifer Corwin, Bri-
anne Furphy, Lauren Fusco, Judson
Harris, Kayla Harrison, Ashley Hassan,
Timothy Hirst, Erika Klingler, Emily
Raulerson, Jason Rucks, Haleigh Tom-
linson.
Silver-3.5 to 3.9 GPA
Kayla Aleman, Omar Alvarado, Kris-
ten Barnes, Kelsi Brown, Ronald Chan-
dler, William Childers, Angel Conlon,
Yahara Cordova, Mike Corwin, Michelle
Dorta, Andrea Estrada, Tyler Finney,
Diego Fonseca, Karra Hair, Lauren Hal-
liday, Vicki Hawthorne, Heather Hot-
mire, Karen Jaenz, Daniel Jansen, Jes-
sica Jimenez, Erika Jones, Emilie Lege,


Beatriz Mar-
quez, Brit-
tany Martin,
Justin Mor-
an, Stanly
go, Ashley Mavri
Ochsenbine,
Nicole Per-
domo, Raul Piedra, Chelsea Pittman,
Shelby Pollock, Megan Premorel, Jenni-
fer Ranftle, Marco Raya, Marie Renfranz,
Amber Sparks, Phillip Suarez, Kyle Tay-
lor, Juan Tinajero, Encarnacion Vega,
Anna Warren, Savanna Whitlock.
Bronze Honor Roll-3.0 to 3.4 GPA
Kristian Acheson, Kayla Agnew,
Brenda Aguirre, Jacalob Akins, Mansa
Angle, Tyler Baird, Natasha Bayless, Wil-


liam Bearden, Charles Bennett, Holmes
Boyd, Cavel Campbell, Kalyn Cantwell,
Wendoly Castaneda, Jesus Castillejo,
Cesar Chavez, Kayla Chouinard, Kiesha
Cleckley, Carlos Contreras, Marvin Cruz,
Marissa Damico, Cheyenne Deignan,
Dewayne Domina, Richard Donegan,
Kelsie Driscoll, Jenna Durham, Brandon
Elkins, Vanessa Estrada, Joshua Eustace,
Mark Falkenberg, Caymen Flora, Taylor
Fulford, Kaitlyn Furphy, Crystal Garcia,
Veronica Gilchrist, Amanda Goggans,
Elizabeth Hans, Stanley Harden, Edna
Howard, Kayla Jansen, Onchelle Jolly,
John Abraham Kamykowski, Cheyanne
Kaufman, Benjamin Kielbasa, Kassie
Kinser, Angel Lee, Courtney Lopez,
Vicki Lopez, Judith Lozano, Ashley


Marshall, Allyson Matthews, Jordan
Maynard, Jerice McDonald, Nicholas
Methner, Celina Norman, Katherine
Peterman, Cody Phillips, Jani Poll, Shy-
anne Prescott, Allison Prewitt, Abagail
Queen, Raychel Rabon, Mikayla Reed,
Jaime Reyna, Matthew Robbins, Abigail
Robleo, Kelsey Rodriquez, Karli Rowell,
Oscar Ruiz, Rigoberto Ruiz-Hernandez,
Brittany Runyon, Araceli Sanchez, Edu-
ardo Sanchez, Carlos Santibanez, Mat-
thew Saucier, Travis Schooley, William
Shepherd, Savannah Simpson, Andrea
Stark, Bryan Stokes, Katelyn Story, Hec-
tor Torres, Carissa Tyson, Desiri Villar-
real, Elayne Warthen, Ashley Watson,
Noah Wilcox, Jared Wilson, Trent Wil-
son, Francisco Yanez.


Entwistle, Cheyenne Fallman, Tiffany
Foley, Daiana Fonseca, Duelle Gore,
Brandon Hargrave, Miesha Henderson,
Brittny Henry, Taylor Mauldin, K Me,
Tiffany Pringle, Samantha Rexroad,
Jennifer, Louis Sirna, Luis Torres, Craig
Webb.
Seniors
Samantha Alvarez, Kari Berger, Juan
Botello, Donald Bush, Jerrel Carpenter,
Remington Carson, Raziel Castillo, Rob-
ert Ciceroni, Emily Cortez, Emmanuel,
Cindy Cruz, Philip Dejean, Reynel Deno-
va, Jennifer Dryden, Christiana Duffield,
Brenda Ellerbee, Brittany Elliott, Jesus
Flores, Juan Garcia, April Gray, Brittany
Haggard, M'Lynn Hair, Rebekkah Hair,
Amanda Hall, Lucas Hawthorne, Tyler


Hayes, Olga Hernandez, Cristen Hilliard,
Cherie Huddleston, Krista Ibay, Josh-
ua Jackson, Savannah Joiner, Caleb,
Cherish Jones, Christina Kemp, Ashley
Lawrence, Jennifer Maddox, Harley Ma-
honey, Brittany Martin, Jasmine, Krystal,
Rachel Muros, Cassandra Murray, Craig
Norris, Maria Del Olvera, Christopher
Ostavitz, Tiffany Parow, Seth Peterson,
Lonnie Pryor, Brian Ranftle, Clinton Re-
utebuch, Laquan Ridley, David Rocky,
Malcolm Rush, Jose Santibanez, Laura
Saucedo, Leland Schoonmaker, Teal
Sheffield, Katelynn, Heather Thomas,
Genny Thompson, Jamie Tindall, Ivan
Torres, Christopher Tullio, Kaitlyn Wal-
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Yearling Middle School Honor Roll List


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announce the names of students earn-
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for the first nine weeks of the 2008-09
school year including:
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Charleigh Heater, Carley McCon, Ra-
chel Peterson, Hannah Raulerson, Mat-
teo Rosales, Timothy Shablom, Julie
Sharpe, Leticia Soriano-Rios, Toddrick
Spates, Lexi Ward.
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sia Boldin, Juan Bucio, Jessica Burkwal-
ter, Rabon Carrier, Kevin Coleman, Cait-
lin Covert, Caleb Crews, Adrian Fisher,
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Sarah Hurst, Lucero Jaimes, Alejandro
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Murphy, Samantha Plummer, Johnny
Ramos, Travis Register, Sarah Rodgers,
Brady Rogers, Mauricio Ruiz, Matthew
Starr, Taylor Trent, Jessica Turgeon,
Macy Watt, Andrew Wege, Cameron
White, Jorge Zuniga.
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Isabella Alonso, Nanci Avila, Julissa
Baltazar, Kyle Bryner, Ashley Byrd, Jo-
seph Cabrera, Julia Calzada, Ashton
Clark, Wyatt Craig, Albion Crowell, Pat-
rick Dewey, Rebeka Ford, Phyllis Garcia,
Ricardo Garza, Matthew Geary, Con-
cepcion Gomez, Lewis Gopher, Austin
Guth, Kimberly Harris, Marion Hayden,
Sedrick Henderson, Meredith Hilliard,
Delbert Howard, Ali Jaquith, Omar
Jimenez, Anthony Johns, Joshua Keese,
Call Kirksey, Sandra Luviano, Mitch-
ell Madrigal, Laura Mataushek, Myron
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Katie Muldoon, Atrianna Nunez, Danaiel
Nunez, Celia Palacios, Jaycee Palomino,
Lexus Parker, Sierra Parker, Kaila Patter-
son, Shayla Pendrey, Miranda Peresse,
Alexander Pluskot, Kristal Redmon, Saul
Rids, Maria Ruiz, Mikel Sadler, Christo-
pher Samuel, JT Smith, Kayla Smith,
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Catalina Vargas, Kristal Vega, Mirizzi Vil-
lalobos, Katie Waldron, Austin Walker,
Cassidy Watford, Devion Wigfall, Jordan
Wilkerson, Sha'Dajia Williams, Pedro
Zapata.
Seventh Grade
Principal's Honors 4.0 GPA
Brandon Ball, Pedro Cervantes, Irfan
Chaudhary, Dakota Cooper, Tabatha
Henry, Nicholas Kielbasa, Canssa Litga-
ta, Ryan Reister, Kyle Revels, Raela Rid-
ley, Rachel Roehm, Jaisalyn Santiago,
Cody Walker.
Teacher's Honors 3.5-3.9 GPA
Tekelsha Andrews, Ashton Arm-
strong, Oscar Ayala, Kiylier Baker, Brent
Baughman, Odon Benitez, Linda Betan-
court, Jamie Bruner, Margaret Buccino,
William BUnker, Andy Castilejo, Kaitlyn
Coleman, Kutter Crawford, Makayla Da-
vis, Cody Dunn, Alec Emmonds, Rubi
Estrada, Dallas Fehringer, Rafe Fisher,
Marshall Fralix, Kaylen Fulford, Jorge
Gallegos, Marcus Garcia, Natali Garcia,
Fernando Gonzalez, Cody Griffith, Tori
Hauck, Adilene Hernandez, Khrysta
Herndon, Ana Huerta, Caitlin Knight,
German Lopez, Lorraine Lutjen, James
Marcum, Maribel Martinez, Roman Matt-
son, Tristan Mavroides, Brandon McKee,
Julianne Neives, Tabitha Nagelschmidt,
Aljandro Nunez, Julio Olvera, Jessi Os-
ceola, Luls Perdomo, Karla Ramirez,
Monica Reyes, Lucas Richey, Raina Rob-
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ers, Karina Romero, Hannah Sadler, Saiti
Sawka, Stephanie Sellers, Shayna Shel-
ton, Randy Shore, yler Smith, Natasha
Sullivan, Mikeshia Tillman, Ivetee Vega,
Cory Vickers, Karyna Villalpando, Desti-
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Wisener.
Merit honors 3.0-3.5
Joshua Amado, Alma Armenta, Brit-
tany Avant, Hernan Baltazar, David Berg-
gren, Autumn Blevins, Selena Bowman,
Taylor Boyett, Morgan Brown, Anana
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Blake Clance, Shannn Clark, Ashli Clem-
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ana Cross, Adam Davis, Kirsten Doney,
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McClure, Mitch-
ell McCOin, Jaide
Micco, Adrian Mi-
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Moutschka, Chris-
tian O'Connor,
Sarah Piroli, Angel
Ponce, David Pow-
ell, Eidrit Penteria,
Selena Rodriguez,
Samuel Rogers, Chelsey Sadler, Dal-
las San Miguel, Antwonette Scott, John
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ler Snyder, Felipe Soto, Shellia Steins,
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Diego Vega, Nancy Villanueva, Brooke
Vinson, Kayla Waldrop, Anna West, Tay-
lor Williams, Kaitlyn Wilson, Acealyn
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rncipal honors 4.0 GPA
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Greseth, Alexander Guido, Matthew
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nandez, Brendon Jonassaint, Audrey
Metcalf, Jacqueline O'Connor, Marcos
Pinon, Hayleigh Price, Jarred Radford,
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Michael Carter, Yajayra Castillo, Lea
Cole, Rachel Covington, Brandi Cren-
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mael Santuchi, Ana Lilia Serrano, Zach-
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Years Experience Minimum.
Accounting Degree Preferred
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last three years need apply), have high school
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average mathematical skills. Apply to the
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until position is filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
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broadcasting station. (NOT a DJ position).
Operates and monitors audio and
transmitting equipment. Job (with benefits)
is in Okeechobee County at 10400 NW
240th Street. Basic computer literacy a
must. Ability and willingness to work rotating
shifts a must. Technical background highly
desirable. Pay commensurate with training
experience and proven ability in applicable
fields. Will train qualified candidate.

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work experience to:
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Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
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2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
OKEECHOBEE 2br, iba, 4 mi
East of Mosquito Creek,
$850/mo, 1st, & last. Annu-
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town. $825 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call Kelly
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Avail Dec 1st.
For Details. 561-352-4243



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$550/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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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
Tos & Games 730
VCRs 735
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$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Reclners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
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Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
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Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
Offer (772)205-0121


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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.
Slie of Key West Doll House
in this 1/1 1920 vintage cot-
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directly on Taylor Creek.
Fully furnished.


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w/detached garage, open
floor
plan, $850/mo, first & sec
Call Brandi 863-634-3407
Okeechobee Real Estate
AFFORDABLE NEW &
RENOVATED HOUSES. 3/2/2
& 3/1/1, Bring Pets, Lg
yards, 1st month free
(561)723-2226
BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm., In Bass-
wood Estates. Big yard.
$750 mo. + 1st & last. Call
(954)303-9804
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- WATER-
FRONT-Seasonal or yearly,
house, apt, or trailer. Fully
Furn,smoke free, no pets.
(863)763-6086.
CBS 3BR, 1.5 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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air Lazy 7 area.
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541
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 $800/mo,
1st & last, (561)308-7566





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Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
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Lease with Option to Buy: 3/2
w/Master Suite, new large
kitchen, tile throughout. De-
tached 2 car garage, plus
double carport. Next to 1.5
acre fishing lake, A little slice
of heaven! $1,000 per mo.;
1st, last, sec. dep. Apply
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863-357-0391 $159,900,
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TWO PARCLES 32 Acres
each! Located at 23401 SW
Arrowroot St., Indiantown,
FL 34956 w/4" Well & Elec-
tricity. Some Oaks & Cab-
bage Palms. Mostly cleared.
$384,000 per parcel, or best
offer. (772)233-9863



5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$89,900.00 (561)801-3002


Mobile Homes



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




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


Dew Drop Inn-Adult park-
DWMH- 3/2 12x26 screen
room, 20x26 carport, cent
A/C/Heat, incl appi, unfur-
nished. $900 mo.includes
water/sewer, basic cable,
st,last & 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 38R/2BA sits on
1.25 acres, located in Prai-
rie/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
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



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
MUBILE HUME ZUWULBA,
very nice, call for details.
(863)357-1845


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.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



SHAMROCK 20 Ft., 1988,
V8, Cuddy Cabin. Top, Depth
Finder, Radio, Trailer. Excel-
lent condition. Good lake
boat. $11,500 or best offer.
(863)824-0801
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.



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



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


Parts/epair 40


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of mechanical work. Full time
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Automoles

fI I I M

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


Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



CHEVY SILVERADO, 2008 -
Great cond., less than 5K mi.
Take over pymts balance
$20,000. 863-763-4610
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that's updated regulaly:
the classified.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attc,
basement or closet in
today's classified


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2008-DR-472
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
ARMANOA ARIAS,
PeNtlloner/Wife,
and
JULIAN GARCIA,
RespondenntHusband
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: JULIAN GARCIA


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED tha an ac-
bton for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your wOllen
defense, if any, to it on ARMANDA
ARIAS, 3852 NW 36th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 and file the
original with the Clerk of the above
styled Curt within thinly (3) dayS
Irom the date ol publation of the first
publication, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against ou for the relief
demanded In the Petition
WITNESS may hand anthe seal o said
COUr on this 12th day of November,
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Crcoul Court
By: Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
300836 ON 11/16,23,30,12/7/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
The South Florida WaterManagement
District will be holding a Fisheaing
Creek Sub-watrehed Feasibslly Re-
port Working Team meeting, Decem-
ber 8i, 2008, 10-00 120 pm at
the Glades County Courhouse Com-
mission Chambers, 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven Te purpose of the
meeting s tlo establish aworklng team
which will provide technical support
for Feasiblity Re por development
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOC
Service Period, One (1) year, renewable upon mutual agreement
Bids Accepted Through: December 23, 2008.
Instructions Bids may be mailed to King's Bay Homeowners Assoc, 4466 SE Sh
Ae., Okeechobee, FL 34974 or they may he hand delivered to drop box located on
King's ay Office door
Service Requirements: This contract will be for full service lawn and Iree mainte-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006-DP-075
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.M. DOB: 6/2/06
Mother of the minor child:
Angelica Marquez
TO: Mother of J.M., Angelica Marquez
Residence and Add ess Unknown
YOJARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT PE-
TION UNDER OATH HAS EEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF rHIL-
REN AND FAMILIES IN THE AB VE-
TYLED COURT FOR THE TERM NA-
ON OF PARENTAL RIGHTS R LA-
IVE TO J.M., A FEMALE C' 0,
ORN ON THE 2nd DAY OF J E,
00. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN HE
COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, IN -HE
TATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE C. M-
ANDED TO BE AND APPEAR E-
ORE A JUOGE OF THE CIRC IT
COURT. JUVENILE DIVISION IN HE
BOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER
312 N W 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 2:30 PM. ON THE 12th OAY OF
J NUARY, 2009, IN COURTROOM
-"", FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW
CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD
hOT BE GRANTED.
FAI URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
IS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TIES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
ON OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
SILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
AY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
RENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
E PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE AODWSED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MaY BE APPOINTED FR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 301t DAY OF JULY. 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By Kmberly J. Sarros
DEPUTY CLERK
296656 on 11/2,9,16,23/08
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Everglades Elementary School is
proud to announce the names of out-
standing students whose hard work has
earned them awards for the first nine
weeks of the 2008-09 school year.
Kindergarten
Good Citizen Award
Fernando Meza, Gabriela Flores-
Perez, Elliott Maybee, Alejandro Agui-
lar, Daisy Lujano, Jolene Sutton, Carlos
Montoya, Taylor Smith, Kayla Morgan,
Jonathan Hernandez, Aaron Boone, Bri-
anna Rodriguez, Tiadora Sontay Perez,
Justin Bennett, Marcos Campos, Dan-
i( i ..ilhia Serrano, Gisselle
L I ...I -, Aleyana Phillips, La-
n. I .... i 111 . Boyer, Frady Garrett,
Daniel Dylan, Maria Casteneda, Jasmine
Chapman, Carlos Mora II1, Francisco
Valdez, Labrssa McDuffie, James Low
ery
Special Recognition Award
Chase Pellicer, Ronald King, Bren-
nen Sell, lan Hernandez-Alfaro, Alias
Wingfield, Ahdonna Harper, Layne
McPeak, Blaine Rogers, Devon Chavis,
Maria Casteneda, Faith Brazil, Kimber
lee Marquis, Savannah Brown, Sabriel
Goettert, Irene Urvina, Dalton Durand,
Haley Hawes, Kaylee Smith, Stephen
Dimaina, Itzabelly Meza, Brian Eshle-
man.
Letter Sound Recognition
Award
Joshua Baldwin, Chase Pellicer,
Iliana Boyer, Aubrie McWhorter, Dylan
Daniel, Maria Casteneda, Haley Hawes,
i. i Smith, Rion Ernst, ". ,, i .ijano,
I ... Webb, Christopher I ... I Jace
Selph, Jesse Luna Raya, Isaiah Evans,
Jonathan Hernandez, Aleyna Phillips,
Fernando Meza, Aaron Boone, Zachary
Sutherland, Brianna Rodriguez, Cangan
Sweat, Julbert Laguna-Salmeron, Ian
Hernandez Alfaro, Ashton Mowery, Jus
tin Bennett, Zachariah Wilson, Kasey
Maguire, Savannah Brown, Taylor
Smith I. "I r, i, '-;- .. F" .
kayla .... *, i ... ,
Kaitlynn Barnes, Blaine Rogers, Tiffany
Fennell, Maycee Elliott, Cyla Jenkins,
Faith Brazil, Destiny Kirkland, Caleb
Reynolds, Sadie Lamb, Alias ".. i ii
Francisco Valdez, Ayden Wya i, 11
Delgado-Guitterrez, Lanie Jarriel, Wil-
liam Grace, Jayln Garcia.
Sight Word Recognition Award
Joshua Baldwin, Chase Pellicer,
Iliana Boyer, Tiffany Fennell, Maycee
Elliott, ...... .. T
Perez, I h hII I ,1II, I , I i
Mower I I .. iI 1. Ii. i ...
Kinder, Jace Selph, Lanie Jarriel, Isaiah
Evans, Jonathan Hernandez, Aleyana
Phillips, Fernando Meza, Aaron Boone,
Zachary Sutherland, Gabnela Flores-
Perez, Brianna Rodriguez, Garrett Frady,
Michael Gibson, lan Hernandez-Alfaro,
Maria Castaneda, Cal i i .. i i i..
co Campos, Jolene .ii .. I ,.. 1 i
Marquis, Race Bickel, Gisselle Delga-
do-Guitterrez, Taylor Smith, Francisco
Lopez-Dlaz, James Lowery, Makayla
Burnham, Cameron RucksSinick, Kait
lynn Barnes, Blame Rogers, Madisen
Come, Aubrie McWhorter, Dylan Dan
iel, Lea Creech, Destiny Kirkland, Hayley
Hawes, Julbert Laguna-Salmeron, Justin
Bennett, Jasmine Chapman, Kevin Val-
dez, Balm Webb, Kasey Maguire, Ayden
Wyatt, Kase Myers, Kayla Morgan, Wil
liam Grace, Jayln Garcia.
100 Book Challenge Medals
Kayla Morgan, William Grace, Jalyn
Garcia, Lanie Jarriel, James Lowery,
Jonathan Hernandez, Aleyana Phillips,
Cameron Rucks-Sinick.
First Grade


Good Citizenship Award
Austin Phelps, Michael Martinez,
Kassidee Cloud, Raul Rodriguez, Araya
Baldwin, Searina Boatright, Jessica Edi
son, Yamilet Gandarilla, Mariana Luv-
ano-Rodriguez, Jortravious Marshall,
Dylan Cosme, Brooke Whaley, James
Burnsed, Destiny Cannon, AlkeeciaClay-
ton, Janiyah Epps, Anyssa Anselmo, Jes
sie Nunez, Kaylee Bell, Destiny Haney,
Tyler Lamb, Tyler Tucker, Sundance
Burford,
Kayla Volo,
La' Dora
Taylor, Ney-
di Garcia,
... Gabor,
I IEsquiv-
el, Jonathan
Glosson,
Noela Ruiz,
Kevionna
Boswell,
Melanie
Rodriguez,
Gatlin Hilderbrand, Kelby "-,
Fallon McLean, Raymond Ellioth .. 1I
Fludd, Donald Padgett.
Special Recognition Award
Enrique Hernandez, Lloyd Stone,
MacKenzie Crum, Justice Rodriguez,
Noelia Ruiz, Kevious Jackson, Michelle
Urbina, Marie Wood, Travis McKenna,
Travis Fludd, Derick Chavs, Deanna
Tndall, Josmar Estrada, Destinl Becerra,
Bianca Fulks, Taiylor Craig, Shawn Bay-
less, Victor Hernandez, Jehosafat Tapia,
Samantha Arteaga, Luis Santibanez,
Alejandra Cardenas, Vintasia Rembert,
Chelsea Burgos, Tristen Campbell,
Maxwell Glosson, LeAnn Sullivan, Ash-
ton Harper, Adrien Smith, Saul Garcia,
.. i Major, Kody Brewster, Trey St.
a, arah Newton.
Math Awards "A" Students
Lauren Walters, Saryna Boone,
Gabriela Carrillo, Mary Beth Sullvan,
Tyler Boatwright, Desiree Daniel, Kyla
T ,- Cassidy Johnson, Alexander Agu-
-ajel Mull, Joann Hamilton, Reign
Reyes, Joshua Roberson, Namon An
person, Calvin Davis, Cody Wojleszak,
Kevlonna Boswell, Kevin T a. i ,, Tal
ylor Craig, Kolby Yerkes, i., .ong,
Jordan Blackburn, Brook Julian, Adrien
Smith, Katilyn Broadrick, Natalie Banu-
I-- I ~-nbrl P-al-n Yr- l- mingling,
i ., I ,. , ii Mosies
, ,, ,,,, I I ,, I I M im s,
Oscar Longoria, Saul Garcia, Candance
Nicoll, Marie Wood, Kody Brewster,
Jortravious Marshall, Jason Sutherland,
Alexis Torres, Maro Raya, Laura San-
chez, Roxy Wyatt rF. I Haaka, Edwin
Reyes, Haley Il.. 1 ...II Cory Romer,
Gage Lowery, Jehosafat Tapia, Tanner
Adams, Hailey Macrae, V I. .... I
Marissa Forde, Molly I s I I i i
ny Alvarez.
Reading Awards
Namon Anderson, Calvin Davis, Kol
by Yingling, Jordin Bradley, Kyla Gaya,
Justin Roberts, Kaiya Long, Rebecca
Francis, Reign Reyes, Roxy Wyatt, Hai-
' 1 icrae, Jason Sutherland, Alexis
Mario Raya, Laura Sanchez,
Joshua Roberson, Mary Beth Sullivan,
Tyler Boatwright, Desiree Daniel, Cassi-
dy Johnson, Kolby Yerkes, Sajel Mull,
Joann Hamilton, Jehosafat Tapia, Tan-
ner Adams, Edwin Reyes, Tyler Tucker,
Cory Romer, Gage Lowery, Gabnela
Carrillo, Cody Wol ceszak, Kevionna
Boswell, Kevin Dryden, Rebecka Mims,
Taiyler Craig, Enric,, r i n Jar-
riel, Marie Wood, i. u i. -Kayla
Saunders, Marissa 1 i i ii i udson,
EstephanyAlvarez.
100 Book Challenge Medal


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Submitted photo/Heather Hancock

Community project
Brownie Girl Scout troop #497 collected about 40 items
including old towels, blankets, small rugs, and pillows for
the Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital as their first, service
project this year. From left to right are: Ali Nunez, Chris-
tina Culverhouse, Morgan Hancock, Madison Hancock,
Casie Vinson and Ashton Coffey. Missing: Kayla Huff and
Celeste Garcia.


Alexandria Boone, Kevionna Bo-
swell, Haley Underhill, Molly Hudson,
Gage Lowery, James Burnsed, Shane
Hubbard, Cassidy Johnson, Marnsa
Forde, Alexis T-r.-- r-t-r-.t.- Alvarez,
CoryRomer, C .1 .. ....II Rebecca
Francis, Neydi Garcia, Mario Raya, Lau-
ra Sanchez.
Second Grade
Good Citizen Award
Mariah Good, Magdalena Moran,
Perla Contreras, Enoc Leon, Emily
Hernandez, Gabino Lopez-Diaz, Rocky
Wise, Earl Holliday, Abi Morales, Kiana
Smith, Sebastian Hull, Kevin Townsend,
Stephanie Dossey, Blanca Compton,
Yessenio Ramirez, Raquel Alvarez, Dan-
iel Meza, Mea Creech, Jose Escamilla,
Daniel Campos, Morgan Roberts, Codle
Safewright, Ariel Eason, Hunter Mur
rish, Alexa Edwards, Devin Phillips, Jus-
tin Henderson, Alexis Torres, Maria Mo-
rn.. I. i bino, Jacqueline Luviano,
E .,i . .
Special Recognition Award
Licett Castaneda, Angel Lopez,
Jonathan Johnson, Carley Ostavitz,
Brooklyn Weeks, Mad I;.. '1... .
Emily Barnes, Yaneli .1 .I i, ..
Caleb Pfingston, Alla. .1 ...i ,
Jenna Thompson, Daulton Rix, Jennifer
Aguilar, Kyle owry, lan Christie, Danny
I-. Jessica Sulzer, Luis Colon, Joseph
-...I., Regime Gonzalez, Erika Serrano,
Larry Fresolone, Timmy Cox, Andrew
Van Howe, Katelyn Vickers, Shain
Koebernik, Brian Sell, Genesis Rivera,
Patricia Fussell, Liam Secord, Kayleigh
Jones.
Writing Award
Kevin Townsend, Cameron Carter,
Aidan O'Brien, Elizabeth Berry, Lic-
ett Casteneda, Shanell Casanova, Ciara
Kackley, Jennifer Aguilar, Kyle Reynolds,
Liam Secord.
Math
Tiffany Alvarez, Perla Contreras,
Lyndsey fribbitt, Reecn A 'cnn Zachary
Williams, Benjamin -1. .... Danielle
Tribbitt, Mariah Wooten, Lexi Eastman,
Daniel Campos, Jimmy Roland, Brittany
Parker, Ivo De Los Reyes, Nicholas Wil-
hams, Elizabeth Berry
Reading
Monica Luna, Benjamin Williams,
Reganne Beach, Lita Lander Lander-
berde, Brittany Parker, Aidan O'Brien,
Danielle Tribbitt, Lyndsey Tribbitt, Eliza
beth Berry.
100 Book Challenge Award
Monica Luna, Estela Gomez, Lynd-
sey Tribbitt, Lita Landerberde, Tyler
Underhill, Ariel Girardi, Tiffany Alvarez,
Hunter Murrish, James Ward, Enrique
Velazquez, Nayelu Urbina, Cheyenne
Crum, Danielle Tribbitt, Brittany Parker,
Luis Colon, Allan Portocarrero.
Third Grade
Good Citizen Award
Johnson Tran, Haylie Underhill, Jer-
emiah Vaughn, Kayla Aguilar, Krystal
Toneges, Jose Mata-Gonzalez, Austin
Guerrero, Malcolm Williams, Alexan-
dra Jacobo, Acey Abner, Nathaniel Ev
ans, Sonia Delgado, Rebecca Starnes,
Leonel Alvarado, Kimberly Streath,
Madison tsry-Martin, Bianca Torres,
Seth Rodriguez, Tanner Conrad, Keith
S. ... i' be Kayden, Summer Gram,
i. 11 Ricky Courson, Amy Gan-
darilla, Tarin Sultana, Jared Joyner, Des-
tiney Deese, Marc Ali--. '1--- 11l -
ard, Marijane Bolling, .i 1 1.1 ii
Aleene Romero.
Special Recognition Award
Michale Lazaro, Kyllie Ramirez, Ste
phen Edenfiled, Daysha Vaughn, Taylor
Guinn, Tanner Conrad, Kyle Morgan,
Jennifer Fairtrace, Jacob Kahn, Mia La-
zaro, Perla Orozco, Juan Valdez, Alaysia
Hart, Kyra Pfingston, Monica Velazquez,
Brooke Brazil, Diana Urbina, Nickolas
Montero, Harlee Baker, Rosa Rivera, Roy
Perez, Kayla Agullar, r.ittr.- Slattery,
Nina Nunez, Rosalio ., i. Carolina
Trejo, Baylee Baker, Sky Druckenbrod,
Jose Juarez.
B Honor Roll
Nathanael Nicoll, Kry, i ..
Calab Throop, Annabella I I i ...
berly Streath, Rosallo Elias Jr., Samuel
Clarke, Madison Usry-Martin, Jose Ma-
ta-Gonzalez, Destinee Brower.
A/B Honor Roll
Johnson Tran, Jared Joyner, Em
I Pl. les, Aubrey Wolciesak, Jyrdan
... 1. Zachary Brazil, Sierra Knapik
Wyatt Todd, Rebecca Starnes, Noah
LaGrange, Taylor Boatwright, Matthew
Lynch, Hannah Hortman, Carlos Cam-
pos, Macey Lamb, Kassle Weldon, Sonia
elgado, Bianca Torres, Alexas Dillon,
Marganta Elias, Destlnee Brower, Rivera
Alvarez, Alex Haaka, Bailey Hansen.
A Honor Roll
India Coon
100 Book Challenge Medals
Roy Perez, India Coons, Malcolm
Williams, Ricky Lopez, Isabella Ulyssee,
Bailey Hansen, Kassie Weldon.
Fourth Grade


Good Citizenship
Sadie Marfil, Alise Geary, Joel Con-
treras, Wesley Mitchum, Cady McGe-
hee, Daniella Navarro, Nelson Liberato,
Antonio Espinoza, Cassandra Adams,
Gil Gio De Los Reyes, Latorya Bennett,
Carolyn Major, Laura Jimenez, Johna-
than Wigle, Jose Serrano, Zeleste Oroz-
co, MacKenzie Delacruz, Eve King, Ma
riah Casanova, Adrian Gonzalez-Garcia,
Cassidy Giles, Sahley Bourgault, Kailey
McCain, Lisette Yanez, Alexa Delgado,
Kaylie Yingling, Marie Eshleman, Van-
essa Safewright, Summer Clarke,
Special Recognition Award
Tyler Lynch, Analleli Hernandez,
Laura Jimenez, Caeleb Smith, Manuel
Espinoza, Yareli Baltazar, Maria Bucio,
Ty Collins, Hunter Derry, Mario Agui
lar, Joel Contreras, Kaitlyn Smith, Sara
" I. I '.irelio Urbina, Brittney Kick-
*.i I Garcia, Wesley Mitchum,
Johnathan Wigle, Elizabeth Chavez,
Briana Kemp, Maria Benitez, Jazzmin
Mestre.
B Honor Roll
Machaela Eakes, Richard Spiess, Ya-
nessa Leiva, Devon Jones, Kirby Gilbert,
Cassidy Giles, Owen Hicks, Marcelo
Rodriguez, Briley Sell, Kalley McCain,
Aubrie Holmes, Erin Grace.
A/B Honor Roll
Kitana Lapp, Kailey Yingllng, Sadie
Marfil, Jazzmin Mestre, Kasey Durand,
Haven Walters.
A Honor Roll
Gil Gio De Los Reyes, Alexander
Lackey, Cassandra Adams, Mariah Ca-
sanova.
Most Improved Writers
Analleli Hernandez, Latorya Ben-
nett, Troy Faye, Alise Geary, Wesley
Mitchun, Brittani Mellette, Cole Tingle,
Manuel Espinosa, Devon Jones, Kaltlyn
Smith, Alexa Delgado, Maria Benitez.
Super Star Writers
Sadie Marfil, Machaela Eakes, Ty
ler Lynch, Cassidy Giles, Toni Sposato,
Wesley Mitchum, Rian Haaka, Yanessa
Leiva, Erin Grace, Kasey Durand, Owen
Hicks, Cassandra Adams, Mariah Casa
nova,
100 Book Challenge 100 steps
(Red)
C -; Giles, Richard Spiess, Johna-
than ., Antonio Espinoza, Jazzmin
Mestre, Marie Eshleman, Mariela Can-
cino.
Green (200 steps)
Jazzmin Mestre, Antonio Espinoza.
Fifth Grade
Good Citizenship
Karen Garcla, Ithzel Hernandez,
Jessica Cason, Shawn Mosley, Domi-
nic Garcia, Cassidy Bond, Kaley Lowry,
Briana Burnette, Kristen Dryden, Mon-
tavious Mills, Marco Gonzalez, Isaac
Estrada, Moriah Gruber, Tnsha Digao,
Brandon Koebernik, Joshua Lopez, Tif-
fany Marshall, Karma Campos, Cody Ty
son, Kenia Luviano, Daniel Alvarez, Re-
ece Lamb, Dylan Ferneau, Josie Todd,
Megan Pinkerman, Lony Castaneda,
Shannon O'Neal, Javier Luviano.
Special Recognition Award
Aaron Rodriguez, Moriah Gruber,
Reese Lamb, Steven Streath, Daniel Al-
varez, Dominic Garcia, Brianna Kemp,
Hannah Collier, Anita Martinez, Danny
Usry, Clarissa Aguilera, Alex Clifford,
Brian Chapman, Wesley Harrell, Ariel
Burgos, Shannon O'Neal, Mia Murray,
Janeer Snell.
B Honor Roll
YizellCastillejo, Kendall Baker, Trisha
Digao, Angel Garcia, Jacob McGehee,
Jasmine Moyett, Rakquez Mull, Jorge
Rodriguez, Brian Chapman, Wesley
Davis, Wesley Harrell, Lony Castaneda,
Kyle Fussell, John Granados, Selena
Jimenez-Torres, Ismael Santamana.
A/B Honor Roll
Daniel Alvarez, Caleb Brown, Jessi
ca Cason, Lillian Geary, Moriah Gruber,
Ares Hernandez, Alexis Lightsey, Sa-
vannah Vasquez, Valerie Alvarez, Josie
Brewster, Dylan Ferneau, Brandon Koe-
bernik, John McGehee, Josie Todd, Mer
cedes Washington, Clarissa Aguilera,
Cassidy Bond, Steven Fonseca, Joshua
Lopez, Kaley Lowry, Tiffany Marshall,
Karina Campos, Kristen Dryden, Colton
Etchlnson, Marissa Falson, Dylan Fern
eau.
A Honor Roll
Reece Lamb, Peyton Campbell,
Richard Laskey.
100 Book Challenge Red 100
steps
Ithzel Hernandez, Kendall Baker,
Lillian Geary, Dylan Ferneau, Briana
Kemp, Brandon Koebernik, John McGe
hee, Jacob McGehee, Lony Castaneda,
Rogelio Garcia-Ruiz, Kristen Dryden,
Ross Laskey, Yizell Castillejo
Green (200 steps)
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12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 23, 2008




Dwyer eliminates Okeechobee in playoffs


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
William T. Dwyer left little
doubt who was the better team
Friday night as they defeated
Okeechobee in all phases of the
game in a 40-7 win in the Class 4
A regional quarterfinal.
Dwyer took advantage of three
Brahman turnovers in the first half
and jumped out to a 34-0 halftime
lead.
"Our guys played pretty hard
and did their assignments. If we
do that we will be pretty tough to
beat," Panther Coach Jack Dan-
iels said afterward, "There's not
many backs like Lonnie Pryor
around, but we can play a lot bet-
ter."
Pryor was harassed all night
and although he passed 5,000
yards rushing for his career, was
unable to get untracked in the
playoff game.
Okeechobee knew they'd have
to avoid penalties and turnovers
and right off the bat they turned
the ball over. Fullback Shane Tag-
gart was hit hard on the second
play of the game and he coughed
up the football. Curt Maggitt re-
covered on the Brahman 24 yard
line.
The Panthers converted on a
fourth down and seven on this
drive, and then never looked
back. Bradley Wallace took a
quarterback draw for a 10 yard
touchdown to put Dwyer on top
7-0 just two minutes into the
game.
Another costly turnover hurt
the Brahmans on their next drive,
just when it appeared they were
going to score and tie the game. A
personal foul against Dwyer and a
couple of Garrett Madrigal passes
placed the ball in Dwyer territory.
Madrigal made a rare mistake as
he threw into double coverage
and Austin Bergel intercepted at
the Dwyer 25. He returned the
interception to midfield, was hit
hard and coughed up the foot-
ball. The ball rolled forward and
Robert Clark was there to pick it
up. He ran the remaining 45 yards
for a touchdown to make it 13-0.
Okeechobee got a great kick
return from Nate Pollard on the
next play to take over at mid-
field but the offense once again
couldn't move the ball. On third
down Madrigal was forced to
scramble and he tried to throw
a short pass to Pryor who was
open in the flat. Gerald Chris-
tian swatted the ball away at the
last minute to thwart what might
have been a big play. On fourth
down the Brahmans tried a fake
punt but Terrance Allen threw in-
complete.
Dwyer drove 56 yards in five
plays to score again. Wallace
found Matthew Elam for a 30 yard
swing pass which he broke for a
touchdown. Dwyer led 20-0 after
the first quarter.
Okeechobee put together an-


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Garrett Madrigal warms up
before his final high school
game.


other good drive as they drove 45
yards in nine plays to bring the
ball to the Dwyer 25 yard line. Fac-
ing third and one the Brahmans
couldn't convert on two running
plays up the middle and Dwyer
took over. Dwyer then drove 76
yards in eight plays, and over-
came 50 yards in penalties to take
a 27-0 lead. Key plays included a
32 yard pass from Jacoby Brissett
to Christian, a 12 yard scramble
by Brissett on a play where he
fumbled the snap, and a 15 yard
run by Torel Demps. Demps
scored the touchdown on an 11
yard dash up the middle.
Dwyer went for the jugular on
the next series as they recovered
an onside kick. They drove down
the field thanks to a 57 yard pass
play to Donald Russell. However
the Brahman defense stiffened
and Dwyer missed a 30 yard field
goal. The goal line stand was
short lived however as Okeecho-
bee again turned the ball over
on a bad center snap. Dwyer re-
covered at the Okeechobee two
yard line and Brissett carried on a
quarterback keeper for the touch-
down and a 34-0 lead.
Russell said his team came to
play and wanted to get the win
early, "We played great. Were
just glad we got this game over
with. We'll be ready for Fort
Pierce Westwood."
Okeechobee recovered a Dw-
yer fumble early in the third quar-
ter and appeared to have some
momentum. On the next play a
pass to Walt Fortner was ruled a
backward lateral and Clark picked
it up near the 40 yard line. He
scrambled 60 yards for a touch-
down to give Dwyer a 40-0 lead.
"That last touchdown was
pretty hard. I had to make a
couple of cut back moves but my
team worked hard for me with
good blocks," he noted.
Dwyer had another chance
to score after a blocked punt
but Okeechobee's defense held
thanks to a sack by Tony Kibler.
Okeechobee finally got on the
board in their final drive on a 43
yard pass from Madrigal to Nate
Pollard. The play capped an 80
yard 10 play drive for Okeecho
bee (8-3).


Dwyer (10-1) moves on to play
Fort Pierce Westwood in the re-
gional quarterfinal on Friday night
at Lawnwood Stadium.
Game notes
Sam Dixon recovered a fumble
for Okeechobee. Lonnie Pryor
knocked down Brandon Railey
for a one yard loss in the second
quarter to stop a Dwyer scoring
drive.
Bradley Wallace blocked a
punt for William T. Dwyer. Car-
son Williams and Leland Schoon-
maker combined to stop Demps
for a one yard loss in the fourth
quarter.
Nate Pollard had an intercep-
tion for Okeechobee.
Okeechobee 0 0 o 7 7
Dwyer 20 14 6 0---40

How they scored
First Quarter
Dwyer Wallace 10 yard run.
Seizer kick 9 33 7-0
Dwyer Clark 45 yard fumble
Return (kick failed)
540 13-0
Dwyer Elam 30 yard pass from
Wallace (Seizer kick)
250 20-0
Second Quarter
Dwyer Demps 11 yard run.
(Seizer kick)
5.39. 27-0.
Dwyer Brissett two yard run.
(Selzer kick)
1.54. 34-0.
Third Quarter
Dwyer Clark 60 yard fumble
Return. (kick failed)
9'50 40-0.
Fourth Quarter
Okeechobee Pollard 43 yard pass
From Madrigal.
(Nalarakick) 1:10
40-7.


Taggart
McQueen
Fortner
Totals
Receiving
Pollard
Jones
Totals
Dwyer
Passing
Wallace
Brissett
Totals
Rushing
Wallace
Brissett
Clark
Ralley
Elam
Chnstian
Demps
Saulsby
Totals
Receiving
Russell
Railey
Elam
Christian
Leary
Totals


Area scores
Class 4A
Westwood 35 Boca Raton 28 (OT)
Class 5A
South Fork 21 Palm Bay 20
Class 6A
Vero Beach 48 Park Vista 7


Class 3A
Glades Central 25 Belen Jesuit 6
Class 2A
Mulberry 40 Clewiston 18
Class 28


Pahokee 22 Parkway Miramar 8
Class 1A
Glades Day 35 Indian Rocks Christian 21


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Team statistics
First Downs
Third Downs
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Penalties
Punts
Punt returns
Kick returns
Interceptions
Fumbles lost
Okeechobee
Passing Att
Madrigal 11
Pryor 1
Allen 1
Totals 13
Rushing No.
Madrigal 2
Pryor 26


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Assistant Coach Tyrone Smith warms up his linebackers be-
fore the playoff game.


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