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Vol. 99 No. 265 Wednesday, October 15, 2008 50 Plus tas


Briefs


4-H plans Annual
Barbecue
The Okeechobee 4-H Foun-
dation will be holding their an-
nual pork barbecue dinner with
all the fixings on Monday, Oct.
20 in the Freshman Campus
cafeteria. Tickets are on sale
now for $7 at the Extension Of-
fice or by calling 4-H members.
Deliveries may be made for five
or more dinners by calling in
advance to 863-763-6469 or on
the day of the event to 863-634-
3327. You may dine in or pick
up your dinner from 11 a.m.
until 7 p.m.

Rain Barrel
Workshop
planned Monday
Rain barrels are a conve-
nient and efficient way to col-
lect rainwater. They provide a
free source of water for irrigat-
ing your landscape and potted
plants, and help reduce the
storm water runoff from your
yard! To learn more about Rain
Barrels and to make your own
Barrel, come to this informa-
tive workshop. The workshop
is planned for Monday, Oct. 20,
from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Extension
Service Office, 458 Highway 98
North, Okeechobee.
This is a hands-on program
and every participant can take
home the rain barrel he or she
creates during the class! Space
is limited and pre-registration
is required. Call 863-763-6469
to sign up. The cost is $25 and
includes a rain barrel and con
version kit.

New Al-ateen
meeting
Every Tuesday night from 7
until 8 p.m. the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Second Str.
will hold an Al-ateen meeting.
For more information call Amy
863-763-8531 or Dan 863-467-
2061.

Drought Index

Current: 431
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.99 feet
Last Year: 10.10 feet
SSosored By:

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


College funding option proposed


Second in a series
on the amendments
proposed to
the Florida
Constitution
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Election day is rapidly ap-
proaching and along with the
Presidential decisions, Floridians
will have a hand full of amend-
ments on which to place their


stamp of approval or disapprov-
al.
Amendment 8, entitled, "Lo-
cal Option Community College
Funding," essentially allows for
community colleges, or other
public institutions whose pri-
mary mission and responsibility
includes providing lower level
undergraduate instruction and
awarding associate degrees to be
authorized by law to levy a local
option sales tax to supplement
the funding of the institution.
According to the Florida Tax
Watch, Amendment 8 would au-
thorize counties to ask voters to


approve a sales tax increase to
supplement funding of the com-
munity college that serves their
residents. There are 28 com-
munity colleges in Florida's sys-
tem, serving 800,000 students.
Besides student tuition, fees,
and other college revenue, com-
munity colleges are funded with
state appropriations, primarily
state general revenue and Lot-
tery proceeds. This amendment
would allow local taxpayers to
help fund their local institution. If
a local option sales tax were pro-
posed, it would have to be ap-
proved by a referendum of vot-


ers in the county. Nine of the 28
community colleges serve one
county, but the others serve mul-
tiple counties-as many as five.
For multiple-county colleges, all
counties served would have to
approve the tax.
The amendment does not
specify or limit the amount of
the sales tax increase that may
be proposed. It does mandate
that the tax would expire in five
years, but can be reauthorized
by the voters.
The current state sales tax
rate is 6 percent. Local option
sales taxes currently vary by


county from 0 percent to 1.,
percent, meaning the highest
combine rate in the state is 7.1
percent. Statewide, a 1 percent'
local option sales tax could raise
$3.3 billion. This estimate var
ies significantly from county tc
county, ranging from $426 mil
lion in Miami-Dade to $316,00(
in Liberty County.
In 1992, the voters of Miami
Dade County approved a referen
dum authorizing a local sales ta3
increase to benefit Miami-Dade
College. The tax expired in 1994
See Options Page 2


Local man



charged with



aiding escape


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A VisionQuest employee
was arrested Tuesday morning
and charged with helping two
teenage girls escape from that
facility in Okeechobee County.
The two 16-year-old girls
were apprehended around 2
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, by the
Lauderhill Police Department
(LPD), said Detective Ted Van
Deman of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The girls were apparently hid-
ing out in a suspected drug
house, he added.


OCSO Detective Rosemar3
Farless arrested VisionQues
detention staff member Jeffer3
Lamar King at 8:40 a.m. Tues
day.
King, 21, South 55th St.
Philadelphia, Pa., was charge
with the felonies of volun
tary escape by an officer (twc
counts), interference with chile
custody (two counts) and chilc
neglect/endangerment (twc
counts). King was also charge
with two counts of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor, Z
misdemeanor.
See Escape Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Kenneth Childs, newly elect-
ed member of the Coquina
Water Control District Board of
Supervisors, recently received a
tour of Viking.
The regularly scheduled Co-
quina board meeting was held
on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the
county annex. After all regular
business has been conducted,
the meeting was adjourned
until Monday Morning, Oct. 13.
The meeting reconvened at the
Coquina shop. After looking at
some maps, Board chairman
Melvin Byars and Coquina fore-
man Danny Faircloth took Mr.
Childs on a tour of Viking to
visit Coquina projects.
The group examined the
condition of several Viking ca-
nals and looked at a culvert that
will have to be replaced. They
also looked at a section of road
in the extreme northwestern
part of Viking. To divert a sheet
flow of water over the road af-
ter Tropical Storm Fay, Coquina
put up a dike on one side of the


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Melvin Byars, left, chairman of the Coquina Water Control
District Board of Supervisors, and newly elected board
member Kenneth Childs examine the condition of he Co-
quina maintained canal in the background. On Monday,
Oct. 13 Mr. Byars, Mr. Childs, engineer Bryan Clemmons
and foreman Danny Faircloth examined Coquina drain-
age projects.


road. Repair of that road will
be one of the first projects in
the new fiscal year. The board
also measured out, examined
and discussed a possible ease-
ment that is being offered by


J-5 Ranch.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.
conm.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Tom Rhodes made a state-
ment many people in Okeecho-
bee could probably identify
with.
"I am the face of the person
impacted directly," Mr. Rhodes
told the Okeechobee Utility


Authority (OUA) Board of Di
rectors at their Tuesday, Oct
14 meeting. He was speakinL
of the 8 percent water rate in
crease and 15 percent sewei
rate increase which went intc
effect August 1.
Mr. Rhodes, owner of Sun
shine Coin Laundry, gave a wel
See Rates Page 2


Index


Classifieds ...................... 13-16
Community Events ............. 11
Crossword....................... .... 16
Gardening Q&A..................... 7
Obituaries 6
Senior Computing................... 10
Speak Out .. ................ .... 4
Sports 17-18
Weather 2
Worship Column ................... 12
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Tickets to 'Christmas


Belles' now on sale


Individual seat tickets to
the Okeechobee Community
Theatre production of the holi-
day comedy Christmas Belles
are now on sale. They may be
purchased at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce office
during regular business hours
at a price of $12 each.
The show, to be presented
on Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15, at 8
p.m. each evening, is the first
offering of the theatre's 30th
birthday season, which will
also include the drama To Kill a


Mockingbird, and the romantic
play, Love Letters, both coming
up in March.
Okeechobee Community
Theatre productions are per-
formed at the auditorium on
South West Second Avenue at
Seventh Street, one block be-
hind Golden Corral Restaurant.
Christmas Belles, by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope and Ja-
mie Wooten, is a perfect early
jump-start to the holiday sea-
son, as a group of Texas sisters
work together to desperately


try to keep a church Christmas
pageant from spiraling into
chaos.
Even with unique ideas
like and Elvis impersonator at
the manger, it seems that cir-
cumstances may destroy any
chance for a successful pro-
gram. Through it all, however,
the real reason for the season is
never forgotten, and audiences
will enjoy an infusion of the
true Christmas spirit.
See Tickets Page 2


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against Port St. Lucie all afternoon in their big victory Sat-
urday. For more on the game, see page 18.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Melvin Byars, left, chairman of the Coquina Water Control District Board of Supervi-
sors, and newly elected board member Kenneth Childs and foreman Danny Faircloth
examined Coquina. They examined roads, canals and culverts.


Storm left some damage


Businessman


protests OUA


water rates




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 200E


Rates
Continued From Page 1

researched and organized presen-
tation. He introduced himself as a
second generation laundromat
operator. His family has operated
the Sunshine Coin Laundry in
Okeechobee since 1977. He also
has laundromats in Fort Pierce,
Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach. Mr.
Rhodes presented bills from all
four laundromats and compared
OUA rates with the other three
utilities involved.
"OUA was in the lead every
single time," he asserted. He not-
ed that even though rents, taxes
and wages are lower here than on
the coast, utility rates are higher.
Mr. Rhodes said the median in-
come in Port St. Lucie is $44,000
annually while Okeechobee me-
dian income is $28,000.
"You are charging a higher wa-
ter and sewer rate to the people
who can least afford it," he said.
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, responded that the eco-
nomic condition of OUA custom-
ers had no bearing on OUA's op-
erating expenses.



Escape
Continued From Page 1

King was still being booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
Tuesday afternoon. His bond will
be set during his first appearance
hearing on Wednesday.
An arrest report by Detective
Farless states that King turned
himself in to authorities.
Detective Van Deman said the
girls -- Alexis Danielle Migoya and
Cristina Maria Prieto -- were tak-
en into custody by the LPD then


Options
Continued From Page 1

The amendment is proposed
and sponsored by the Taxation
and Budget Reform Commission.
The amendment has been
supported by community colleg-
es throughout the state.
According to Michelle Albaldo,
Indian River State College, pub-
lic relations, "While Dr. Massey,
IRSC President, supports Amend-
ment 8, the College has no imme-
diate plans to ask for money if it
passes."
Even with the change from
a community college to a state



Tickets
Continued From Page 1

The production is the sequel to
the OCT's 2006 sold out produc-
tion of Dearly Beloved. Theatre
patrons who saw that show will
be able to pick up on the lives of
the Futrelle Sisters almost exactly
where the previous show left off.
Even so, the play does such a
good job of setting the stage for
the events taking place, that those
who did not see the first show
will still not miss out on any of
the laughs.
Most of the original 2006 cast
have returned to reprise their
roles. Local minsters, James and
John Garner are back. James
portrays Dub Dubberly, who has
taken a part-time job as a depart-
ment store Santa Claus, to help
earn some extra money before
his very pregnant wife gives birth
to twins. JOhn Garner will again
be seen as Dub's best friend, Dep-
uty Sheriff John Curtis Buntner.
Frankie Dubberly, soon to
be a two-time mother of twins,
is played by elementary school
teacher, Joyce Taylor. Louise
Chandler plays Frankie's sister,
Twink Futrelle, who has been
granted a temporary work release
from jail after being convicted of
setting fire to some of her former
boyfriend's belongings.
Laurie Garner again appears
as Honey Raye Furtrelle, who has
been tapped to direct the church
Christmas pageant in an attempt
to breathe new life into the an-
nual production. OCT veteran
Joanie Moffat this time takes over
the role of Geneva Musgrave, who
is out of sorts because she was
not asked to head up the pageant
after doing so for the previous 27
years.
Josh Van Wormer, local sec-
ond grade teacher, appears once
again as Justin Waverly, the in-
terim Pastor of the church, and



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Mr. Rhodes said that he had
to charge higher rates at his
Okeechobee laundromat than
at his other laundromats on the
coast because of higher utility
costs.
"I don't see how our competi-
tion in Okeechobee is making any
money," he asserted.
He claimed that there is a
big disparity between OUA rates
and Fort Pierce Utility Authority
(FPUA) rates.
Mr. Rhodes noted that several
years ago when OUA instituted
a new rate schedule, the board
came back soon afterward and
modified it. He asked for the same
consideration to be given now.
Henry Thomas, OUA's rate
consultant, also has FPUA for a
client. He said that FPUA will need
to institute rate increases over the
next five years.
"Their rates will go up tre
mendously," he predicted. Mr.
Thomas said they will soon have
to build a new sewage treatment
plant which will cause their rates
to increase.
He also predicted that Vero
Beach would soon have to build
a new sewage treatment plant,


turned over to
the Department
of Juvenile Jus-
tice. As of news-
paper deadline,
it was unclear if
the teens would
be returned to
the VisionQuest
facility on U.S. Jeremy
441 N Jeremy
"Both girls Lamar King
have been charged with escape,"
said Detective Van Deman. "They
(LPD) had to gas the house with
pepper spray to get the girls out."


college to provide the four-year
degrees, this amendment would
still apply to IRSC due to the vast
majority of IRSC providing lower
level undergraduate instruction.
According to www.vote411.
org and the Florida League of
Women Voters, arguments for the
amendment include:
Community colleges serve
as a gateway to the university sys-
tem and to greater employment
opportunities; this amendment
could increase their funding;
Voters would have the op-
tion of denying any proposed
local-option sales tax increase
under the proposal.
Arguments against the amend-
ment are:


Fayro, Texas society matron, Patsy
Price, is once more played by
Bank of America office manager,
Paulette Wise.
Brynne Emley takes over the
part of Gina Jo Dubberly for this
production, and Cathy Womble
and Joey Marcinek have been
added to the cast to play new
characters which appear in this
production. All three have per-
formed in several previous OCT
productions.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is a non-profit organi-
zation of volunteers, now in its
30th year of performing Broad-
way-style productions for local
audiences. It operates under the
supervision of the Okeechobee
Educational Foundation.
Anyone interested in more
information on the theatre orga
nization may call Ron or Jacque
Hayes at 863-763-1307.


causing their rates to go up also.
"The era of cheap water in
Florida is over," the rate consul-
tant stated, adding that alternative
sources of water are expensive,
construction costs are going up
and electricity costs are going up.
Mr. Rhodes had mentioned
that for a time he was able to ab-
sorb costs increases. Mr. Thomas
said that, unlike Mr. Rhodes, OUA
had no investors to absorb cost
increases. At the same time he
said the utility was dealing with
declining incomes and higher ex-
penses.
"All we charge for is the cost
of treating, pumping and deliver-
ing," Mr. Thomas said. He noted
that unlike the oil companies
which charge for oil, utilities do
not charge for the water itself.
Mr. Thomas stated that FPUA is
required to give 6 percent of their
income to the City of Fort Pierce
and that two years ago they were
not financially able to do that.
Mr. Hayford noted that the
discrepancy in costs could be
caused, at least in part, by a faulty
water meter. He said his utility
changed out Mr. Rhodes' water
meter in October. He said the old


Alexis Cristina
Migoya Prieto
An OCSO incident report by
Deputy Mark Shireman states that
King and the girls left the facility
during the early morning hours
on Sunday, Oct. 12, in King's blue


Sales taxes impose a greater
burden on lower-income fami
lies;
The measure shifts the bur-
den of funding community colleg-
es from state to local authorities;
The amendment could cre-
ate unequal opportunities for


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meter did not read low flows ac
curately. He also noted that it cost
more to treat lake water than to
treat well water. At the same time
he said it is getting harder to get
permits to use more well water.
He said OUA was "between a
rock and hard place." He said wa-
ter managers wanted to take the
utility off lake water but they did
not want them to use any more
well water either.
The board took no action on
Mr. Rhodes' request.
The board then spent some
time discussing the OUA policy
of charging a second capital con-
nection charge to restore service
if a water meter has been pulled
for three years or longer.
Mr. Thomas said that case law
is silent on such matters and that
other utilities have used various
amounts of time before a second
capital connection charge is im
posed.
Board member Frank Irby
asked why a person should pay
a capital connection charge more
than once.
"Logically, one time would be
enough," he said.
"I think we should assume if a


2000 Mitsubishi Mirage.
In her arrest report, Detective
Farless indicates that King made
contact with the LPD at 1:24 a.m.
Tuesday. King was told to return
to Okeechobee and contact law
enforcement. At 7:41 a.m. Detec-
tive Farless met with King in her
office and placed him under ar-
rest.
Detective Farless said the two
girls were placed in the juvenile
detention facility on such felony
charges as grand theft auto, bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer
and violation of probation.

Florida residents based on the
economy in their county of resi
dence.
This is just one amendment
that will be decided on Nov. 4.
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meter was installed someone paid
a capital connection charge," said
board member Devon Maxwell.
A public hearing will be held
on that policy in the near future.
In other action, the board:
approved the finance report
for the period ending Sept. 31;
approved pay request num-
ber 8 to Youngquist Brothers,
Inc. for work on the wastewater
treatment plant in the amount of
$141,300;
in accordance with OUA
policy, which allows accounts to
be written off if there is a balance
of $50 or less and they are older
than one year, the board wrote off
a total of $1,577.92 in uncollect
able bills from 72 customers;
approved a five year con-
tract with financial advisor


Jeff Larson;
approved a scope of services
agreement with Mr. Larson at
rate not to exceed $15,000 anc
out of pocket expenses not to ex
ceed $350;
approved changes to the
employees' manual:


approved


administrative


changes to the recently adopted
rate schedule which were in the
form of clarifications and did no
affect the fees charged; and
approved a salary increase
of 4.5 percent for Mr. Hayford tc
be effective Oct. 1.
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Okeechobee Forecast


Today: Sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the easi
northeast between 5 and 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Winds will be frorr
the east around 5 mphp.


Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the
northeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Winds wil
be from the east northeast around 5 mph.
Friday: Sunnywith a high near 87. Winds will be from the nortl
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 64. Winds will be
from the east southeast around 5 mph becoming south southwest.


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6-9-2-9.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3



Okeechobee teenagers face drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
While working a special detail
at a local night spot, a detective
arrested two Okeechobee teens
on felony drug charges.
Detective Rosemary Farless of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) stated in an ar-
rest report she was in her patrol
uniform when she stood beside
the truck of Chasey Cole Bass
and watched as he and Richard
Kneale Bush allegedly prepared
to snort cocaine.
The detective charged Bass,
19, S.E. 36th Terrace, with the
felony of possession of cocaine.
Bass was also charged with the
misdemeanors of possession of
marijuana, possession of drug


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Chasey Richard
Cole Bass Kneale Bush
paraphernalia and possession of
alcohol by a person under the
age of 21. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,500.
Bush, 19, Lake Drive, Buck-
head Ridge, was also charged
with the felony of possession of
cocaine. He was also charged
with the misdemeanors of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and
possession of alcohol by a person


under the age of 21. His bond was
set at $4,500.
In her report, Detective Farless
said she was checking the club's
parking lot to make sure no one
was drinking when she saw two
males sitting in a Dodge four-door
pickup truck. Bass is the regis-
tered owner of the truck, added
her report.
While standing outside the
truck and looking through the
window, the detective wrote that
she saw one of the males dip
a credit card into a plastic bag
containing a white powdery sub-
stance. The report states the man
then placed the powder on a pink
compact disc and began to use
the card to "chop" the powder.
Detective Farless went on to
state in her report that she also


saw a $1 bill rolled into a straw.
At this point the detective
opened the door to the truck and
grabbed the bag, stated the re-
port. Also inside the truck were
two unopened cans of beer and
another plastic bag that contained
a green leafy substance.
The detective said the white
powder was field tested and in-
dicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine. She said the
suspected cocaine weighed .5
grams.
Detective Farless then field test-
ed the green leafy substance. That
test indicated a positive result for
the presence of marijuana. She
said the suspected pot weighed
2.1 grams.
Bass is currently out on bond
following his June 24 arrest by


the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force.
Records indicate that task force
detectives executed a search war-
rant on a home on S.W 23rd St.
that was being rented by Bass.
The reason for the warrant was
that aerial photos taken on June
20 indicated seven to 12 marijua-
na plants being grown in back of
the home, stated an OCSO arrest
report. The area was hidden by a
wooden privacy fence.
When the warrant was served
on June 24 the plants were no lon-
ger there, the report continued.
However, a search of the resi-
dence did turn up a small amount
of alleged marijuana in a bed-
room apparently being occupied
by Bass, said the report. A small
amount of suspected pot was


also found in a baby food jar or
the living room couch, added the
report.
Bass was charged with the
felony of cultivation of marijuana
was well as the misdemeanors o
possession of marijuana undei
20 grams and possession of druE
paraphernalia. He was bookec
into the county jail under a bone
of $2,000.
Docket call on those charges
has been set for Dec. 18, state
court records. Also arrested al
that time was Reed Ashton Hair
He was found to be in possession
of four rifles which was a violation
of an active injunction. According
to court records, that charge ha,
been dropped by the state attor
ney's office.


Adult, teens charged in burglary


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An 18-year-old Okeechobee
man and three juveniles have
been arrested and charged with
the burglary of the Cracker Trail
Store on U.S. 98 N.
Thanks to help from a wit-
ness, all four were apprehended
a short time after Monday night's
burglary.
Shane Garrett Simmons, 18,
N.E. 69th Terrace, was charged
with one felony count of bur-
glary. He was also charged with
the misdemeanors of petit theft,
criminal mischief and contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor.
Hewas booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
Also arrested were: Dillon D.
Paulk, 15; Josue Ayala, 15; and
Ryan Shea Keels, 17.

Probe into

shooting

continues
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local detective is still trying
to find a reason and the persons)
responsible for shooting two men
outside a local bar.
Detective Ted Van Deman, of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said Terry Mc-
Queen, 23, of Okeechobee, and
Sheldon Terrell Miles, 26, of Loxa-
hatchee, were both shot early
Sunday, Oct. 12.
This is the fourth shooting in
this area since the first of the year,
said the detective.
"Both men were shot in the
upper thigh area," he said. "Mr.
McQueen was shot twice."
He said the shooting took place
in the 1000 block of N.E. 13th Ave.
around 2:30 a.m. However, as of
Tuesday afternoon he has found
no motive for the shooting nor
has he found any witnesses even
though there were approximately
70 people at the scene.
"No one has come forward
to be a witness in this case. The
sheriff's office can't do this by it-
self. We need community involve-
ment," said Detective Van Deman.
"Enforcing the law is a commu-
nity effort and the sheriff's office
is just a part of that.
"Until the community says
enough is enough, we are des-
tined to fail," he added.
At this time, the investigator is
not releasing the type of weapon
used or how many people may
be involved.
Both men were taken to coast-
al hospitals with non-life-threat-
ening injuries.
When law enforcement ar-
rived at the scene, Detective Van
Deman said the bar was closed.


Paulk and
Ayala were
both booked
into the
Okeechobee
County Jail on
afelonycharge
of burglary
and misde-
meanor charg-
es of petit theft
and criminal


Shane G.
Simmons
mischief.


were also charged with violation
of probation based on prior ar-
rests on felony burglary charges,
said Detective Brian Lowe of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO).
Both Paulk and Ayala were
taken to the Department of Juve-
nile Justice Detention Center in
Fort Pierce after booking.
Keels was charged with the
felony of burglary and the misde-
meanors of petit theft and crimi-
nal mischief. After booking he


was released into the custody of a
parent, said the detective.
Detective Lowe's arrest report
states that the sheriff's office re-
ceived a call at 10:54 p.m. Mon-
day in reference to a burglary in
progress at the store. The report
goes on to state that two subjects
wearing dark-colored hooded
sweatshirts were dropped off at
the store just prior to the store's
alarm sounding.
While on the phone via 9-1-1
the witness said the two subjects
were running south on U.S. 98
where they were picked up by a
dark-colored SUV, stated the re-
port.
The SUV was stopped a short
time later by OCSO deputies Au-
gustine Saucedo and Marcus Col-
lier. The 2005 Jeep Liberty was
being driven by Simmons, stated
Detective Lowe's report.
The detective went on to state
that the two subjects apparently


gained entry by breaking out
a glass door with an unknown
object. A store employee called
to the scene said miscellaneous
Lottery tickets and cigars were
missing from the store, said the
detective.
Detective Lowe said the esti-
mated value of the items reported
as missing was $195, and the cost
to repair the door was estimated
to be about $300.
The arrest report states that
Lottery tickets, blunt cigars, dark
gloves, hooded sweatshirts, a
flashlight and miscellaneous tools
were found during a search of the
SUV Detective Lowe stated in his
report that Simmons was asked
for and gave his consent to search
the vehicle he was driving.


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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 200E


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topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
SCHOOL COLORS: When I went to Okeechobee High School,
the school colors were purple and gold. So when did they change?
Because now when you go to a sporting event, it seems like the uni-
form colors are purple and black or gold and black.
HORSES: How would you feel if you had to tell your child that
you can no longer afford to feed their horse? People are running into
this every day because of the economy. Horses are being neglected
more often due to this. We are looking for horse lovers to foster a
horse or anyone interested in a pasture mate for their horse. We are
doing what we can to keep these animals from going to market and
becoming dog food or glue or whatever else they can use them for.
Can you find it in your heart to donate feed, hat, time, winter blankets,
wormer, fly spray and other supplies? We need to get the older ones
healthy and the younger ones placed in loving homes. We receive
calls every day of one neglected or abused to be picked up. And we
have some dropped off at our door. We are doing the best we can,
but we need a little help. You can call Glisson Feed in Sebring at 863-
471-3333 and ask for Randy or M&M Feed in Okeechobee at 863-763-
8275 and ask for Carl or Chris. Or you can purchase feed and hay for
us while you are there, and they will call us to pick it up. For more
information, call Susan or Debbie at 863-763-6959.
COACHES: The main thing I have noticed this year about the OHS
coaches is that they are inspiring the players to win. I don't care what
they wear. I'm at the ball game to watch the football team win. Keep
your eyes on the field and quit worrying about who is wearing what
on the sidelines.
BICYCLE: I just read the comment about the Skunk Ape siting and
that he was riding a bicycle and carrying a $20 bill in his hand. Wow,
that caller must have been close to him to see the denomination of
the money. But here's the funny part. About a week ago or so, an
old bicycle was taken from my yard. I didn't bother to call the cops
because it was an old one. I figured I'd just watch and see if I saw
someone with it. Well the other day, the bike was back in my yard
with a note apologizing for taking it without asking and a $20 bill.
SPEAK OUT: I saw you had double the regular amount of Speak
Out in the Sunday paper. I really enjoyed that. There was something
for everyone.
GAS: Gas prices sure dropped fast. I think it is obvious that the
price of gas is not determined by what it actually costs to produce it.
They are making huge profits even now. Gas prices are determined
by supply and demand. If we continue to conserve gas, the price will
continue to drop. If we all start driving more, the price will go up.
FOOTBALL: I want to say congratulations to the Okeechobee
High School Brahmans and their coaches on the great job they are
all doing this year. They are working very hard and it is paying off. Go
Brahmans!
SPEAK OUT: You know? I used to enjoy reading the Speak Out,
but now it just seems like it has become a political soap box for a
bunch of scared Republicans. They are afraid to write in to the editor,
and afraid to sign their names.
BAIL OUT: I don't know if anyone else has seen the same thing
that I did, but the Democrats, Obama and his little bully boys tried
to sneak in $20 million on the bail out for their little pet projects and
that is why it was voted down the first time. And they say it's for the
working man, but yet they want to sneak in $20 million for their pet
projects. The whole point was to bail out the economy not for the pet
projects. The Democrats, all they do is spend money.
WALKING CANDIDATE: I recently met one of our city council can-
didates. He was out campaigning. Walking door to door introduc-
ing himself. And asked me if I had any concerns. He told me about
himself. I found him to be a very easy man to speak to and came
across that he was sincere in his concerns for the people of the City
Of Okeechobee. To take such time out of his busy life -- I'm sure. I
thought was impressive. He has my vote.
MIAMI VS. FSU: I would like to talk about the Miami game against
Florida State. For years we've heard that Miami is the best, well last
night Florida State just demolished them. So no one who was Miami
Hurricane fans can say that Florida State isn't good because they just
took them out.
DISCRIMINATION: This is to the person who put in the Speak
Out that I discriminated against John McCain because he is a veteran
and couldn't turn his head. Well I watched the Sunday news and him
being interviewed and he never mentioned that he couldn't turn his
head to look at Obama during the interview. He was able to look at
the monitor lady who was questioning him and the audience -- the
American people.
BASSWOOD: I am in Basswood this morning, its 6:35 and I am
sitting on 31st Street and I am behind a school bus, we have been
sitting here for four minutes. How long does it take kids to get on and
sit down? They need to do something, not only do you have kids in
the middle of the road, but you have bus drivers that are taking their
everlovin' time.
FOOTBALL GAME: Brahmans you do very well, I would like to
say that, you do a good job playing.
TRACKS: The railroad tracks on 441 North are so unsafe. It is hor-
rible, it is going to tear everybody's car up. I am scared it is going to
make my gas tank explode. If you are having as many problems as
I am call CSX hotline 1-800-232-0144, let them know you are con-
cerned about the 441 crossing on 441 north. It is tearing up our ve-
hicles and is very dangerous.
AMENDMENT 2: Amendment 2 is cleverly labeled the "Flor-
ida Marriage Protection Amendment." Sounds good, right? Who
wouldn't want to protect marriage? The trouble is, the amendment is
about more than same-sex marriage. Here's the full text of proposed
Amendment 2: "Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one
man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that
is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be
valid or recognized." Is this a good idea? NO! This amendment does
more than just target homosexual unions. It will put all manner of
domestic partnerships at disadvantage. The introductory phrase is a
preface describing Florida law as it now exists. A state statute already
defines "marriage" in Florida as "only the legal union between one
man and one woman as husband and wife." The main reason for op-
position would be the portion of the amendment that states '...mar-
riage or the substantial equivalent thereof...'. This provision could
have major impacts on those senior couples forced by circumstances
to share a home, but not marriage for fear of losing their pensions or
other forms of income. They would be prohibited in the event of ill-
ness, death or other circumstances of providing comfort or assistance
to their loved one as they would not be recognized by law, hospitals
or even nursing homes as having any rights.
MARRIAGE AMENDMENT: Florida state law already restricts
marriage to a man and a woman and doesn't recognize gay unions
performed in other states. Putting this measure on the ballot is clearly
an attempt to bring out the conservative base in a presidential elec-
tion year.
CITY POLICE: I want to say Thank You to the City Police Depart-
ment. You are doing a wonderful job. I have the upmost respect for
the men in blue and green. They put their lives on the line each and
every day for the county of Okeechobee. They show compassion and
respect to all the residents here. Keep up the great work. We need you
out there and please "Stay Safe" and be careful.
UNIFORMS: I don't understand what the deal is with worrying
about what a coach is wearing. When I go to a game, I am watching
the players on the field. Most of the time I don't even know who the
coaches of the various sports there. The only uniforms I am looking
at are the ones on the playing field. Reading a comment that com-
plained about how the coaches dress makes me think maybe some-
one has a personal grudge?


Letters to the Editor


Thank you so much
Words could never be able to
express how we truly feel but we
would like to say, "Thank you so
much" from the bottom of our
hearts. We appreciate and value
everyone for all of their prayers,
the hard dedicated work and do-
nations that were given to our
family in our time of need. We
want to say an extra thank you to
our family and friends, The Cho-
bee Drive Thru, Wal-Mart Associ-
ates at store 814 and to any ad-
ditional companies that donated
and helped raise money.
We THANK GOD for bless-
ing us with the most wonderful
and caring family, wonderful and
awesome friends and our com-
munity who went above and be-
yond which shows us that we are
truly loved and cared about. We
love you all very much and each
and everyone of you are forever
in our hearts and prayers.
Through the Wal-Mart Asso-
ciate fundraiser luncheon they
raised $1,100 and the fundraiser
at the Chobee Drive-Thru raised
$2,500.
God bless each and everyone
of you who contributed and even
to those who could not contrib-
ute, but just having us in your
thoughts and prayers. Once again
thank you extremely so much
from the bottom of our hearts.
Love,
The Garcia Family

Living document?
QUESTION: What in the world
do you suppose a "Living Consti-
tution" actually is?
ANSWER: It is nothing at
all, and/or anything at all. Why,
you're wondering, am I both
asking and then answering my
very own question? Republican
Congressional candidate Rooney
from his own lips used this term
to describe what he taught of-
ficer cadets at West Point when
he instructed there. He said this
twice at the very informative re-
cent Political Forum in Okeecho-
bee where I sat in the second row
from the front to listen to, see and
judge for myself candidates in the
upcoming election.
Personally I am a 73-year-old
Republican who always votes. If
Rooney actually knew anything


Submitted photo
The Garcia Family (left to right) Audrey, 9, Jadiene, 6, mother
Letlcia Garcia, holding Jose Jr., 8 months, and father Jose
Garcia want to extend their heart felt thank you to the com-
munity for their support in their time of need. Jose Garcia is
currently battling lymphoma of the stomach.


at all about American History, he
should have known what the very
great founding father Thomas Jef-
ferson had to say about this and
FY.I. Mr. Rooney I quote, "If in
the future there is ever any doubt
about what the words we used
in this document meant, simply
go back to what they mean at
the time we used them and that
is what we meant." That is "strict
interpretation" and certainly not a
"Living Constitution." Whoever is
responsible for Rooney being al-
lowed to teach his personal wrong
belief lies at West Point should
certainly be court-martialed.
On TV. there have been many
personal political ads about what
a sorry person Rooney really is.
Perhaps they are correct about
Rooney. I'm especially voting
against Rooney based on his own
words, out of his own mouth at
the candidates Political Forum in
Okeechobee, and sincerely urge
others going to the election polls
to join with me.
Bill F. Stegkemper

Vote No on
Amendment 4
Conservation easements are
good; let's get that out straight.
They assist in preserving pristine
land across Florida for future gen-
erations. However, Amendment


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4 is much more than preserving
land and preventing develop-
ment.
First, it could very well allow
ALL land owners holding an "ag-
ricultural assessment" or other
currently non-developed property
designation to declare a "PERMA-
NENT conservation easement",
whether the land was even devel-
opable or not! Declaring a conser-
vation easement means they will
not pay ANY property taxes and
other local tax payers will have to
make up the shortfall! Some op-
ponents indicate this is not good
politics to not support the basic
infrastructure of their county.
Secondly, although theAmend-
ment is leaving it up to the Florida
Legislature to define "conserva-
tion", in recent years ALL attempts
to redefine what constitutes an
agricultural assessment has been


soundly defeated in favor of the
agricultrual and development in
terests; much to the detriment o
regular home owners. We need z
better amendment to know whc
will qualify and the resulting costs
to each county!
Third, since the Florida Taxa
tion and Reform Commission dic
NOT perform a standard Staff Fi
nancial Impact Analysis, tax pay
ers and, most especially, Count3
Appaisal Offices statewide have
absolutely no idea how this re
duction in taxes will affect theii
county's operating budgets.
Personally, I was able to make
a BASELINE estimate of a $z
million impact to Leon Count3
where I live, should ALL 1,80(
current properties designated aw
agricultural take the "permanent'
exemption. This amount, how
ever, does NOT include the man3
other properties which could pos
sibly take the "non-permanent'
exemption; again, lowering
county's tax base even further!
Georgia is also attempting tc
create conservation easements
however, their plan is to alsc
guarantee each county a maxi
mum reduction in taxes! Amend
ment 4 does not offer any similial
assurances to Florida counties
Due to the dire economic situa
tion in Florida, this may not ever
be feasible.
Although Amendment 4 ha,
good intentions of preserving
pristine land, it does not give as
surance that tax payers will noi
have a huge short-fall in basic
county operating budgets starting
in 2010. Therefore, please vote NC
on Amendment 4 and encourage
the amendment be re-written.
J. Terry Ryan
Tallahassee


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 15
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Streel
Okeechobee (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group (Oper
Discussion) 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m. *The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodisi
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., ai
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. Foi
information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399 or 863-610-9176.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served a'
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 16
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed witi
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office al
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janel
Topp at 863-824-2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Streel
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sicl
Group (Basic Text) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee if
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church o
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information cal
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries wil
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763
2285.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational grour
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Rec
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through sharec
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melank
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church o
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There ih
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Deatl
Index and military information available. For information, call Mirr
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 41;
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:3(
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please joir
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763
4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobe(
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides ar
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Foi
information, call 863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unitec
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 30(
S.W. Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:3(
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet every thirc
Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors
are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Chapman at 863
634-7532.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowshir
Church, 300 S.W. Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. Foi
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5



Congressman responds to scandal rumors


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
PALM BEACH GARDENS -
For the second time in consecu-
tive campaign years, the Florida
Congressional District 16 Race has
been rocked by a sex scandal.
ABC News reported Monday
that Congressman Tim Mahoney
(D-FL) -- whose predecessor
Mark Foley resigned during the
2006 campaign following a sex
scandal -- agreed to pay $121,000
to a former mistress who worked
on his staff and was threatening
to sue him, according to current
and former members of his staff
who have been briefed on the


ORLANDO-The Florida Pub-
lic Health Association (FPHA)
assed two resolutions last week
highlighting the importance of
immunizations in preventing
disease and providing support
for ongoing research for autism
prevention. During the organi-
zation's annual meeting, mem-
bers discussed and approved
two measures that are largely in
response to recent proposals to
alter the schedule and allow for
more exemptions from immuni-
zations.
The membership unanimous-
ly passed a resolution opposing
any legislative expansion of the
exemptions from immunizations
required for children to enter
school in Florida. "We feel that
we would be taking a step back-
wards in preventing diseases in


settlement.
The ABC report continued:
"Mahoney, who is married, also
promised the woman, Patricia Al-
len, a $50,000 a year job for two
years at the agency that handles
his campaign advertising, the
staffers said."
The ABC report stated that Ms.
Allen and Mr. Mahoney reportedly
became involved during his 2006
campaign. "Following his elec-
tion in 2006, Alien was hired, at
taxpayers expense, to work on
Mahoney's Congressional staff
in Florida, at a yearly salary of
$36,000," the ABC web site report
stated. "After complaints about
the affair circulated in Wash-


children if we move toward ac-
cepting 'philosophical' exemp-
tions," said Frank Meyers, FPHA
president.
A second resolution, in sup-
port of scientific research to
determine the cause and pre-
vention of autism, also passed
unanimously. "We endorse the
reports from the Institute of Med-
icine and numerous other stud-
ies that have shown no causal
link between immunizations and
autism," Meyers said. "However,
autism is a serious public health
issue, and it affects our state's
children and their families at
an alarming rate. Therefore, we
strongly advocate for increased
funding to determine causes,
improve prevention methods,
and provide better treatment for
those who suffer from the dis-


ington, Allen was moved to the
campaign staff, the staffers say.
Friends of Allen told ABC News
that Allen sought to break off the
affair when she learned Mahoney
was allegedly involved in other
extra-marital relationships at the
same time. Her friends say she
told them Mahoney threatened
that ending the relationship could
cost her the job."
Accompanied by his wife Ter-
ry, Congressman Tim Mahoney
(FL-16) issued the following state-
ment Tuesday: "I would have
come forward earlier but making
sure my family is O.K. is far more
important than any political ca-
reer. I have not violated my oath


ease."
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), immunizations are the
most important public health
intervention in history, after safe
drinking water. Immunizations
have saved millions of lives over
the years and have prevented
hundreds of millions of cases
of disease in the United States.
Reports from the CDC show that
many diseases once considered
serious threats to the lives of U.S.
children such as diphtheria,
measles, mumps, rubella, polio,
and smallpox have been virtu-
ally eradicated through the con-
sistent use of immunizations.
For more information, visit
the FPHA online at www.fpha.
org or call Sandra Magyar at 904-
529-1401.


Annual Blood Roundup date set


Plans are almost complete for
the Third Annual Okeechobee
Blood Roundup. T-shirts, featur-
ing Blood Drop with his lasso


and boots, have been ordered
and will be given to every do-
nor. Local businesses have been
generous with gifts which will be
awarded by drawing of names.
Goodie bags will also be given to
each donor, filled with wonderful
offers from area merchants.
The 17-hour Roundup will take
place Nov. 14 and 15, in the park-
ing lot of the First United Method-
ist Church, at Northest Second
Avenue and Second Street. Seven
buses will be on hand. Each bus
can take six persons at one time
so there will be little wait time.
Registration will take place in
the church Fellowship Hall where


entertainment has been enlisted.
The Roundup planners are grate-
ful to all who have contributed to
this drive and urge all of Okeecho-
bee to come donate to save lives
right here in Okeechobee.
Contributing the week of Oct.
6, were: Brahma Bull Restaurant
(Two Sunday brunch certificates),
Philip DeBerard's Office, Ding a
Ling Deli (sandwich certificates),
Happy Hour Tavern (food cer-
tificate) Lightsey's Restaurant
(t-shirt), Mid-Florida Hardware
(discount coupons) and W &
W Lumber (discount coupons,
monetary underwriting).


of office, nor have I violated any
laws, and I consider this to be a
private matter.
"I take full responsibility for
my actions and the pain I have
caused my wife Terry and my
daughter Bailey. No marriage is
perfect, but our private life is our
private life, and I am sorry that
these allegations have caused
embarrassment and heartache.
"I have requested that the
House Ethics Committee inves-
tigate the false allegations that
have been repeated in the press.
I want to be clear that I have not
misused campaign funds and I'm
confident that when all the facts
come to light, I will be cleared of


Health Association stresses


importance of immunizations


any wrongdoing.
"I think the people of my Dis-
trict know that I am a fighter and
I am not going to allow this story
coming out 20 days before an
election to change my resolve to
serve the people of the 16th Con-
gressional District. I have worked
hard and I am prepared to put
my faith in the people and ask for
their vote."
Mr. Mahoney, a Democrat, was
elected to Congress after a scan-
dal involving Republican Con-
gressman Mark Foley, whose po-
litical career ended in 2006 after
teenaged boys who had served as
Congressional Pages claimed he
made sexually-explicit remarks


grams that may be able to help.
The U.S. Small Business Ad-
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disaster loans to homeowners,
renters, businesses of all sizes
and private non-profit organiza-
tions.
These loans are to repair or
replace homes, businesses and
personal property not covered
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SBA representatives will be
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Anyone not able to go to a
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to them online through Instani
Message. Mr. Foley resigned frorr
Congress and signed himself intc
a rehabilitation clinic for alcohol
ism.
After a two year investigation
on Sept. 19, 2008 the Florida De
apartment of Law Enforcemeni
stated they will not prosecute Fo
ley, due to insufficient evidence.
Congressional District 16 in
eludes parts of Charlotte, Glades
Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee
St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beacl
Counties.

Chamber Chat
By Candace Burke
It seems that each week jusl
flies by! We now have our appli
cations for the Annual Christmai
Festival. It will be held Dec. 13, ai
Flagler Park, along with our lightec
parade at dusk. Chamber mem
bers will be given a 25 percent
discount on their booth rentals. I
you are interested, contact either
Jamie or myself for an application
and for more information. We
also have our applications read
for the Christmas Parade.
The Community Theatre tickets
have arrived! You may stop by the
Chamber starting Monday, Oct
13, to purchase them. The cost ih
$12 per seat and seating is limited
The play is said to be very funny, ii
is called "Christmas Belles".
Also starting Monday the
Chamber office will remain oper
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
We will not be closing at lunch.
Thursday, Oct. 16, is Nationa
Boss Day! Don't forget to showv
appreciation to your supervisor
or boss or both!
On Oct. 19, there will be
Teen Dance Party with a live D.J
at the Pier II. Tickets are $5. The
party is for those ages 12-16. Pro
ceeds benefit the American Rec
Cross. Contact Teresa Chandlei
for information at 863-697-6819.


ORLANDO A Disaster Re-
covery Center is open in Indian-
town to help Martin County hom-
eowners, renters and businesses
affected by Tropical Storm Fay,
recovery officials announced.
The recovery center will oper-
ate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
until further notice.
The new center is located at
15516 SW Osceola St., Suite A in
Indiantown.
The recovery center is staffed
with Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency and State
Emergency Response Team di-
saster recovery specialists and
representatives from voluntary
agencies. They are ready to help
survivors through the process of
applying for disaster assistance.
Applicants should register by
calling FEMA, toll free, at 800-
621-FEMA (3362). The hard of
hearing, deaf and speech im-
paired may call the TTY number
at 800-462-7585 and apply. Multi-
lingual operators are available.
The toll-free telephone num-
bers will operate 7 a.m. to mid-
night daily until further notice.
Application for disaster assis-
tance can also be made by regis-
tering online at www.fema.gov.
At a recovery center, people
who have already registered can
have FEMA disaster recovery
specialists check on their case,
answer questions about their ap-
plication, or request information
FEMA needs to process their ap-
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Obituaries should be submit
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.

Christine E. Campbell
OKEECHOBEE Christine E.
Campbell, died Monday, Oct. 13,




son Hospital.
Shewasborn in
Basinger to
Charles and Jen-
nie (Hazellief)
Campbell. She
was retired from
Okeechobee
County
Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice. She has been a lifelong resi-
dent of Okeechobee. She was a
lifetime member of the Church of
God of Okeechobee. She loved to
read and spend time with her family.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in
death by Lamar Campbell, Ernest
Campbell, Lillie Mae Rhoden, Evelyn
Walker, and Corene Geiger.
She is survived by her daughter,
Gwen (Gary) Marsh; granddaughter
Tammy (JR) Delahanty; great-grand-
children, Tuff and Kelly Delahanty;
and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday at Bass Okeechobee Chap
el.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m.
Friday in Church of God of Okeecho-
bee.
Memorials may be made to Dunk-
lin Memorial Camp or Church of
God of Okeechobee.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral
home.com
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home and Crematory. 205 N.E.
2nd Street, Okeechobee.

David T. Lindahl, 80
OKEECHOBEE -David T. Lin
dahl, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in
his home. He was 80.
Born Sept. 7, 1928 in Massachu-
setts to David Ferdinand and Ida Lin-
dahl, he was a truck driver having
come to Okeechobee from Stuart in
1995. He proudly served our country
in the U.S. Air Force during World
War II. He was a member of the
American Legion, VFW, Moose
Lodge and he enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Jacqueline Lindahl.
Survivors are his son, Tracey L. Lin-
dahl of Jensen Beach; five daugh-
ters, Doreen Desmarais of
Northwood, N.H., Davena Lindahl of
Okeechobee, Charlene Church of
Grey, Maine, Martha Lindahl of West
Palm Beach, Delia Lindahl of Okee-
chobee, and Vera Lindahl of Homo-
sassa Springs; 12 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and sister, Sue
Goodwin of Maine.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m.
Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
2nd St., Okeechobee.


Obituaries


Elsie Smith, 64
BRIGHTON RESERVATION El-
sie Smith, died Saturday, Oct. 11,
2008, in Hollywood Memorial Hospi-
tal. She was 64.
Born Aug. 6, 1944 in Fort Pierce,
she had been a lifetime resident of
Brighton. She was employed for 32
years with the Tribal Pre-School,
member of the 1st Indian Baptist
Church in Brighton and enjoyed
playing Bingo.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Richard Smith.
She is survived by her son, Larry
Smith of Brighton; daughters, Marn-
lyn Doney (Kenneth), Paulette Law-
rence (Kevin), Joni Johnson, and
Toni Johnson (JaVaris), all of Brigh-
ton; brothers, Stanlo Johns (John-
nie) of Brighton, Billy Joe Johns
(Tara) of Alabama, and Norman
Johns (Debbie) of Brighton; and sis
ters, Edna McDuffie (Donald) of Big
Cypress, Terry Johns Hahn (Peter) of
Brighton, and Lois Alveraz of Big Cy-
press.
The family will be receiving friends
from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
1st Indian Baptist Church in Brigh-
ton, with graveside services follow-
ing in Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
James '"imbo" Thomas
Gainer Sr., 37
OKEECHOBEE James "Jimbo"
Thomas Gainer Sr., died Sunday,
Oct. 12, 2008, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was 37.
He had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 35 years and was a heavy
equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Forrest Gainer Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Rebec-
ca; sons, James T. Gainer Jr., Heath
Gainer, Robert Justin, and Damian
Duquette, all of Okeechobee. He is
also survived by his mother, Edna
Mae Gainer of Okeechobee; broth-
ers, Forrest (Bobie) Gainer Jr., of
Okeechobee, Harley (Margaret)
Houston of North Carolina; and sis-
ters, Pearl (Silas) Cook, Laura John-
son, both of Okeechobee, Edna
(Bill) Jinx of Port St. Lucie, Suzette
and Olivia Gainer of Ft. Lauderdale,
and Edna Mae of Ohio. In addition
he is survived by a host of nieces
and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends
on Thursday, from 4 p.m. until ser-
vice time of 6 p.m. in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe
Bishop officiating. Condolences may
be sent to www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family sug-
gests donations be made for his chil-
dren to an account set up at Regions
Bank, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.


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John Edward Moe, 60
OKEECHOBEE John Edward
Moe, of Okeecho-
bee, died Sunday,
Oct. 12, 2008, in
Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was 60.
Born July 30,
1948, in Syracuse,
N.Y., he had been
a 30 year resident
of Okeechobee and was of the
Catholic Faith.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Doris E. Moe of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Julle Moe of Williston, Danielle
Dahl of La Center, Ky., Melissa Clark
of Trenton; stepson, Glenn Harris;
stepdaughters, Connie Lamb, Sandy
Souder, Elaine Nash, Karen Burney
all of Okeechobee; brothers, Greg
Moe of Syracuse, N.Y., Tommy Moe
of New York, and Chuck Moe of
Oklahoma. In addition he is survived
by five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 6
p.m. Wednesday in the Buxton Fu
neral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.


Joseph Carl Copp
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Joseph Carl
Copp, of Buckhead Ridge, died Fri-
pital. He was 89.
Born July 8, 1919, in Mishawaka,
Ind., to Frederick and Phoebe Copp,
he was a carpenter having come to
Okeechobee from West Palm Beach
in 1985.
He proudly served our country in
the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a former member of the
Buckhead Ridge VFW
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Patricia Copp and great-
grandchild, Shawn Rafferty.
Survivors include his wife since
1939, Mary Carrier Copp; five daugh-
ters, Sandra (Maurice) McClurg of
Okeechobee, Ruth (Lamar) An-
drews of Okeechobee, Mary Jo
(George) Azecusky of West Palm
Beach, Carol Jean (Jerry) Copeland
of Jacksonville, Judy Lynn (Pat)
Chordon of Danville, Va.; three sons,
Jon (Alice) Copp of Va., Larry Copp
of Illinois, Ronald Copp of Tennes-
see; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m.
today at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial
will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Big
Lake Hospice.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Funer
al Home and Crematory. 205 N.E.
2nd Street, Okeechobee.


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Patrick Scott Green, 43
CHAPEL HILL, TN Patrick Scott
Green, formerly of Okeechobee,
died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in his
residence following an extended ill
ness. He was 43.
A native of New Orleans, La., and a
son of Joe Green, who survives, and
the late Linda Jones Buritto, Mr.
Green was a stock man for WalMart.
In addition to his mother, Mr.
Green was preceded in death by a
sister, Wendy Green; brother, Samu-
el Green; grandmother, Ruth Jones;
uncle, Monty Jones; and aunts, Deb-
ble Jones and Sandra Jones.
Survivors include his father and
step-mother, Joe and Judy Green of
Columbia, Tenn.; former wife, De-
bra Baker and children, Wendy and
Waylon Green of Orange City, Fla.;
special friend, Dora Gray and chil-
dren, Bethany and Katie Green, and
Brandon and Kevin Gray, all of Law-
renceburg; two brothers, Billy (Lori)
Green of Lawrenceburg, and Wesley
(Bessie) Green of Chapel Hill; un
cles, Ray and Thomas Jones of Fla.,
and Charlie Green of Tenn.; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturday. Graveside services will be
1 p.m. Sunday at Harper Cemetery
in Marshall County.
Arrangements by Lawrence Funer-
al Home and Cremation Services,
203 S. Horton Pkwy., Chapel Hill, TN
37034.

William Daniel
Skinner, 44
OKEECHOBEE William Daniel
Skinner, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, Oct. 11, 2008, in Raulerson Hos
pital.
Born January 23, 1964 in Jackson-
ville, he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 35 years.
He enjoyed fishing and all sports.
He is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Daniel and Grace Skinner.
He is survived by his wife of 19
years, Jackie; son, Daniel; brother,
Jimmy Winters all of Okeechobee;
sister, Debbie Jenkins (Ricky) of An-
niston, Ala.; in-laws, Jack and Franc-
es Phipps of Indiantown; brother-in-
law, Freddie Phipps (Lisa) of Indian
town and several nieces and neph-
ews.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices. Friends may send condolenc
es to wwwbuxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7


Extension Service: How does your garden grow?


Grow your own
pineapples, Mums
and Flowering
Ti plants
The Okeechobee County Ex-
tension office provided the fol-
lowing answers to gardening
questions submitted by readers.
Pineapple replacement
I planted a top that I cut from
a pineapple and in a couple of
years, I had a pineapple coming
from the center. Unfortunately,
something took a bite of my pine-
apple before it was ready to be
picked. How long will it be until
I can get another pineapple to
come up? Will it take another
couple of years? Michael from
Okeechobee
Pineapples are members of the
bromeliad family. One individual
bromeliad plant can only flower
once, but they readily sucker at


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IFAS EXTENSION
the base to produce new "plant-
lets." The amount of time it will
take to grow a new pineapple
from a new off shoot that is able
to flower will depend on how fast
you make it grow. It also depends
on the variety it will take from
18 to 24 months to produce a
fruit.
Consider starting a new plant
form a pineapple top. They can
be rooted in a large pot of sterile
potting soil, provided with ade-
quate moisture and supplement-
ed regularly with dilute soluble
fertilizers.
To prevent future bites from
critters, the potted plant can be
moved inside a screen porch, or


if grown in the garden, a circle
of chicken wire around the plant
may discourage attacks from un-
invited dinner guests.
UF has a great bulletin writ-
ten by Dr. Jon Crane, Pineapple
Growing in the Florida Home
Landscape; stop by our office for
a copy or go to this site on the
Internet http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
MG055
Mums the Word!
I love Chrysanthemums! I
would love to grow them on my
property. We are located in the
north part of Okeechobee County
and our soil is sandy. We have a
successful vegetable garden go-
ing but I wanted to know what
would be a good time of year to
start rows of mums so that they
will be of a good size by the time
it gets too hot for many flowers
in South Florida. Also, should I
plant seeds or buy seedlings? -
Anonymous
Mum's the word and fall is the


traditional season for these beau-
tiful flowers. Mums are a popular
florist plant because growers trick
the plant into thinking it is fall.
This is done by controlling tem-
perature and day length to mimic
fall-like conditions at any time of
year.
Ambitious gardeners can root
cuttings of garden mums in the
spring and grow the green plants
as big as possible through the
summer. Seed are not used to
grow this plant. In the fall, when
days start to get shorter, the plant
will initiate flowering.
If you don't want to go to the
effort of nursing these cuttings
along all summer, go visit your lo-
cally owned and operated garden
center and stock up on as many
plants as you need for a fulfilling
flash of fall colors.
I wrote a column on Mums in
November 2006; it lists several ref-
erences where you can learn a lot
more about this popular garden
plant. Stop by our office or see the


Two-day-a-week lawn watering saves water


Looking to the future and cit-
ing the water supply needs of
Florida's growing communities,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Govern-
ing Board Oct. 9 agreed to ad-
vance the rule-making process
on a proposal to conserve water
through year-round lawn irriga-
tion restrictions.
"Communities throughout
Florida are struggling with the
challenge of meeting their fu-
ture water supply needs," said
SFWMD Governing Board Chair-
man Eric Buermann. "This rule
takes a commonsense approach
by working to instill a conserva-
tion ethic that will save Florida's
water, save residents' money and
encourage more efficient use of


existing water supplies."
The year-round conservation
measure would limit landscape
irrigation to two days per week.
The use of treated wastewater,
or reclaimed water, and water
from "rain-harvesting systems"
such as rain barrels and cisterns
would be permitted any day. All
watering would be allowed only
before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
The potential water savings
from these conservation mea-
sures are substantial. Regional
water use when no restrictions
were in place compared to water
savings during the water short-
age's two-day-a-week irrigation
restrictions show a total savings
in seven counties of 138.8 million
gallons per day. Notably, four of


the counties-Collier, Lee, Mar-
tin and Palm Beach-achieved
more than a 20-percent water
savings under the two-day-a-
week schedule.
Details of the proposed rule
were hammered out as a result
of seven public workshops held
throughout the District during
the past year. As part of an ongo-
ing process to evaluate impacts
of the rule, the District also pre-
pared a Statement of Estimated
Regulatory Cost (SERC), which
evaluates the regulatory costs
associated with implementa-
tion. This includes estimates of
individuals and entities affected,
enforcement costs to the District
and local governments, imple-
mentation costs for individuals


and organizations to comply
with the rule, specific impacts to
small businesses and other re-
lated concerns.
Last week's vote authorizes
the District to publish a "Notice
of Rulemaking" in the Florida Ad-
ministrative Weekly. Included in
the notice is specific wording of
the proposed rule and a summa-
ry of the Statement of Estimated
Regulatory Cost (SERC).
Publication of the Notice of
Rulemaking then starts a 21-day
public comment period. A pub-
lic hearing before the Governing
Board will be held in December
to vote on rule adoption. If ap-
proved, the conservation rule
would become effective in Feb-
ruary.


archived copy at this Internet ad-
dress: http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.
edu/News%20columns/Chrysan-
themums.for.Thanksgiving.htm
Flowering Ti Plant
My Hawaiian Tai plant
bloomed for the first time, lovely
lavender flower spike. Should
I have cut off the spike for the
plant to grow stronger or is it
okay to enjoy it? Linda from
Okeechobee
Hawaiian Ti plants grown in
the landscape or in full sun are
known to actually flower. Most
people grow the plant for the
beautiful pink and green colored
leaves, and would consider the
flower a distraction.
You can cut it off or leave it,
but eventually the stem will pro-
duce leaf buds at the base of the


flower stalk. They will allow thai
stem to go back to producing al
that pretty pink color you have
come to enjoy. Many people wil
cut back the tall stems at different'
heights to produce a plant witi
leafy whorls at several different
heights.
Former UF Floriculture Profes
sor Dr. Rick Schoellhorn wrote
a great article on the Ti Plant foi
GPN Magazine in 2002: You car
still see it on-line at this Internel
site: http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/flori
culture/gpn/Tiplant.pdf.
Send us your garden ques
tions by fax 863-763-5901
email (okeenews@newszap
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the Okeechobee News office
at (107 SW 17th St. suite D.
Okeechobee, FL 34974).


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8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 200



Water storage areas could cut into tax base


Glades County
Commissioners
concerned land will
be taken off tax rolls

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Taking land off the tax roll
again was an issue for Glades
County Officials Tuesday as they
heard a presentation on the Ca-
loosahatchee River protection
plan from officials with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict.
The district proposes to create
storage areas in the river basin be-
tween Moore Haven and the west


coast of Florida. The goal is to re-
duce nutrients, phosphorus and
other pollution in the river.
Commissioners said agricul-
ture is not strong and taking land
off the tax roll wasn't going to
help taxpayers either.
"How do you expect to get
blood from a turnip?" County
Commissioner Russell Echols
said.
Echols said citrus, cattle and
other agriculture industries are
struggling right now. He pointed
out that a dairy buyout in the
1980s in Okeechobee County
didn't seem to affect lower phos-
phorus levels in the Lake. He said
he doubted this effort will work.
The District intends to have


430,000 acre feet of water storage
in the basin. That could result in a
large amount of land coming off
the tax roll.
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center Director Gary Ritter said
no specific property, other than
Barry Groves near LaBelle, has
been identified for water storage
projects. He noted the reservoir
and storm water treatment area
have just completed the design
phase.
Commissioners also honored
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion liaison Susan King upon her
retirement. Chairman Paul Beck
read a letter into the record that
praised King's support of Glades
County road projects.


Glades County also is in the
process of training a second full-
time code enforcement officer.
The County agreed to fund a
mailer that explains to residents
the proposal on the November
ballot to create a Tourist Develop-
ment Council in Glades County.
Glades County Economic De-
velopment Director Tracy Whirls
said the "bed tax" will provide
money to the County to promote
local tourism. The initial tax could
generate approximately $36,000
per year. The EDC would cover
part of the costs for the printing
and the address labels. (A "bed
tax" is a local tax added to the
price of a hotel room.)
Clerk of the Court Joe Flint said


the money would come from re-
serves. Approximately 6,600 mail-
ers would be sent to eligible vot-
ers in the County.
In other business, the first
phase of canal cleaning projects
for the Pearce Canal, Dyess Ditch
and the Moore Haven Canal will
be presented to the South Florida
Water Management District Gov-
erning Board at their November
meeting. County Manager Wen-

ri ur ceil


dell Taylor said a contract witt
the Florida Department of Envi
ronment Protection permit foi
the Pearce canal has been final
ized. The next step is design anc
engineering.
A surplus auction of Glade,
County equipment and property)
will be held on Oct. 25 at the
Road and Bridge department or
State Road 78 west.


Big Brothers, Big Sisters plan clay shoot


By Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee News
At last week's meeting, Ki-
wanis members heard from Big
Brothers Big Sisters coordinators
Melodee Daniello and Wendy
Dwyer.
Mrs. Daniello is the program
director for the Jump into Read-
ing program and Mrs. Dwyer also
works for BBBS. They were incog-
nito during the Kiwanis meeting,
sporting their camouflage gear
from head to toe.
Kiwanis member Bennett
Yeilding, and Okeechobee BBBS
case manager invited this duo to
speak to his fellow Kiwanis mem-
bers even though they "couldn't
be seen due to their attire."
Mrs. Dwyer invited Kiwanis
members to come be a big shot
at their upcoming clay shoot at
the Quail Creek Plantation on Sat-
urday, Nov. 1. Every member was
challenged to come shoot, spon-
sor the event, or become a men-
tor for one of our local schools.
Helping with this fundraiser
makes it possible for children in
Okeechobee to be matched with
caring mentors who will work
one-on-one to help them develop
better reading skills, self-confi-
dence, improved academic suc-
cess and even better behavior in
the classroom and at home.
BBBS began in Okeechobee
just two years ago and now serves
children in grades kindergarten
though second grade at three
elementary schools: Seminole;
North; and Everglades Elemen-
tary Schools.
During the clay shoot you will
have a chance to spend a day in
the woods with a group of friends,
some ear protection and a pocket-
ful of shotgun shells, chasing after
very crafty and quick clay targets.
Quail Creek offers two scenic, ful-


ly-automated 14-station, sporting
clay courses.
The shoot will begin at 8 a.m.
sharp, with a rolling start. Lunch
and prizes and a few surprises
will be given out along the way.
One can come alone as an indi-
vidual shooter for just $100, or
with a group of four for just $375.
Registration fee includes lunch
and a chance to win one of the
many prizes, and it helps ensure
that BBBS mentoring programs
will continue to be in Okeecho-
bee schools helping develop a
passion for reading and learning
in our children.
Quail Creek Plantation is locat-
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miles east of Route 441, and you
must pre-register to be a part of
this tournament.
To register, please call 863-824-
BBBS (2227) or 772-466-8535. If
you're interested in sponsorship
opportunities, there are still slots
available, but call today and be
part of something BIG and Make
Magic Happen.
In other Kiwanis business: all
members are encouraged to bring
items for the baby shower which
will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16,
to support the Okeechobee Preg-
nancy Center. The following items
are needed: any baby items; toilet
paper; paper towels; liquid hand
soap; tissues; small garbage bags;
copy paper; note pads; HP Desk-
jet Ink Cartridge-22 color, 21 or
27 black; file folders; labels; pens
and pencils; scotch tape; paper
clips; bleach; diapers (newborn
and up); wipes; baby powder;
and baby laundry detergent.
You can also offer a monetary
donation as well.
In addition Kiwanis is begin-
ning to gear up for Farm City Week
which will be held on Thursday,
Nov. 20.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Newly installed Kiwanis President Jim Vensel (left) heard from
Big Brothers Big Sisters program coordinators Wendy Dwyer
(center-left) and Melodee Daniello, as well as Bennett Yield-
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Health News in Brief


Dine with the Doctor
The "Dine with the Doctor"
medical series is scheduled for
Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in
the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria.
Guest physician will be Dr. M. Syed
who specializes in Internal Medi-
cine. Dr. Syed will be discussing
the well known subject of "Diabe-
tes." Please R.S.VP. to Bill Casian
at 824-2702
Depression support
group meets
Depending on Christ is a sup-
port group for men and women
suffering from depression. They
meet every Thursday. For infor-
mation, call 772-597-0463.


Cancer support
group to meet
Okeechobee County Cancer
Support Group meets on the first
Thursday of each month. All can-
cer patients, survivors and sup-
porters are welcomed to attend,
support and encourage each
other.
They meet the first Thursday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth
St. Please contact Susie Pickering
at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist
Church at 863-763-2171 for more
information.


Welcome House
offers programs
Welcome House is now ac-
cepting applications. Membership
is free, if you are at least 18 years
of age and have an emotional or
psychiatric diagnosis, or if you are
under a doctor's care or simply
taking medication for emotional
problems, they welcome you
to drop in and join the circle of
friends. Welcome House offers
scheduled activities at least three
times a week such as: arts and
crafts, support groups, outings,
and presentations. They are open
7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. For more information, call
Hilda or James at 863-467-1026.


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Do you suffer with depression,
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port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for more infor-
mation. Family members are wel-
come.

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
munity. The purpose of the pro-
gram is to reduce adult and youth
tobacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses
and community organizations in
the county. For information, call
863-462-5781.
Diabetes Support
Group at Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a
monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the
hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you
have any questions please call
the program coordinator, Wanda
Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at
863-763-5093.
Narcotics group to
meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will
begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at
the Just for Today Club, 101 N.W
Fifth St. For information, call 863-
634-4780.


Red Cross offers HIV/
AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-
tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at 863-763-2488
for information.
Addiction
consultation offered
Problems with drug or alco-
hol addiction in someone you
know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource
service can give you the help you
need. Contact the Drug Rehab Re-
source at 866-649-1594 for a free
confidential consultation. Or, go
to the web site at www.drugreha-
bresource.net.
Healthy Start group
seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is
accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing,
maternity clothes, strollers and
other items for infants and toddlers.
Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants
and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call 863-
462-5877.
Pregnancy financial
assistance available
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, contact Becky
Smith at 863-462-5877.


Blood donors are
needed
Florida's Blood Centers is look-
ing for blood donors in Okeecho-
bee. The Big Red Bus mobile unii
will be at the Wal-Mart parking
lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on tht
last Saturday of each month fronr
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa.
tion, call 561-845-2323, ext. 1202
or 772-215-8360. All blood type
are needed. There is no upper ag(
limit, and most medications ant
conditions are acceptable. Diabe-
tes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture IE
is needed for all donors.
Cancer Society
seeks volunteers
The American Cancer Societ3
is recruiting volunteers who are
interested in making a difference
in the fight against cancer. Volun
teers with the American Cancel
Society's Florida Division par
ticipate in programs that support
research funding, educate the
community, deliver services tc
patients and advocate for policies
that help defeat cancer. To get in
volved, call the American Cancel
Society at 800-ACS-2345.
Narconon offers
help via hotline and
website
It's heartbreaking to watcl
someone addicted to drugs or alco-
hol lose their children, jobs, home
health and self respect to theii
addiction. Do something aboul
it now! Narconon Arrowhead ha!
Certified Chemical Dependenc)
Counselors available to help. Ir
your local area, call Narconon a'
1-800-468-6933 or log on to www
stopaddiction.com.


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Lost files? Search your hard drive


For
Seniors
By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
My purpose in writing this col-
umn was to try to limit the aggra-
vation seniors can feel when they
are working on their computers.
Because we didn't grow up with
computers, sometimes we are at
a loss to solve a problem that we
know must have a simple solu-
tion. It's so easy to lose a file on
the computer. I've done it and I'm
sure you have too. It especially
seems to happen when saving
a file sent via email or if you are
downloading a file from an inter-
net site. The answer is to "search"
for the file.
The great thing about Win-
dows, is that a search function has


been built into the operating sys-
tem. It is simple to use with just a
few tips. To clarify, the search I'm
talking about isn't on the Internet
or Google. You find it from your
computer desktop.
If you have no idea where
a file is, you probably want to
search your entire hard drive. This
will search all those temp folders
where some email attachments
like to save.
1. Click Start and drag your
mouse to select Search and then
click For Files and Folders. This
brings up a search panel. Again
click All Files and Folders. In the
top box, type the file name or part
of it. It will search for just those
letters in the names of the files. Or
you can use the center box for a
word or phrase in the body of the
file. The third box down shows
where you will be searching. No-
tice you can choose a different
folder.
2. You can also search just by
date. If you know what day you
created the file, you can simply
search by the day's date.
3. Now click Search.
4. The result will appear to the
right in a list. This list can be quite
long. A scroll to the right may


give you some information that
will narrow down the file you are
looking for. Pay special attention
to the "In Folder" column which
tells you where your file is locat-
ed. It may show a lot of nested
folders. Sometimes I open up a
My Computer window along side
the search results and make sure I
can find the file before I close the
search pane.
5. When you locate your lost
file, either in the search results list
or in a folder, double click to open
the file. An hourglass will appear
while your computer locates the
application that created that file.
The file will open.
My Computer provides a sim-
pler view of the folders on your
computer. Use My Computer if
you want to search for a file in a
specific folder. For example, open
My Computer and look to the
left to open My Documents. My
Documents is the default save lo-
cation for many of your files and
can get quite large with lots of
files. Here is how to search within
a file folder.
After you have opened the
folder within which you want to
search, do just one of the follow-
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discussed above:
Click the magnifying glass,
which will be one of the icons
at the top of the folder. Or, press
Ctrl and then the "e" key to bring
up the search panel. Or, click the
menu item View, then Explorer
Bar, and then Search.
Practice the Search function
on your computer and happy
computing!
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is reassuring bank customers
that while financial woes plague
Wall Street, the safest place for
your money is still in the bank.
"Riverside Bank is well pre-
pared to ride out the economic
storm," explained John Wil-
liams, Regional President. "And
our customers should know that
their deposits are safe. No cus-
tomer has ever lost a penny of
federally insured deposits."
To help customers under-
stand the strength of the bank-
ing industry, consider the fol-
lowing facts:
Banks are equipped to han-
dle economic shifts. Banks have
significant capital, or a rainy-day
fund, on reserve for tough eco-
nomic times. This is a bank's
first line of defense to cover any
losses. Riverside Bank meets all
of the regulatory requirements
of a well-capitalized bank.
No customer has ever lost
a penny in insured deposits. The
FDIC protects consumers from
losing their money. Even bet-
ter, the agency has temporarily
raised its coverage amount from
$100,000 to $250,000 per deposi-
tor through Dec. 31, 2009. There
are legal and safe ways to get


even more FDIC coverage de-
pending on how you set up your
accounts. Ask a banker at an
FDIC-insured bank how. River-
side Bank can provide FDIC cov-
erage up to $50 million due to its
membership in a network called
Certificate of Deposit Account
Registry Service, or CDARS.
The majority of banks are
healthy. Most banks have been
around for decades and are
likely to be around for many
more. Out of 8,430 banks in the
country as of August 2008, only
13 (about 1/10th of one percent)
have failed this year. In the un-
likely event that a bank would
fail, customers would continue
to have uninterrupted access to
their money.
For more information on the
safety and soundness of the in-
dustry, stop by our local office or
call our Customer Care Center at
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course, "Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Our Okeechobee County Airport
is renowned for three attrac-
tions: Florida's lowest price avia-
tion fuels, friendly service and
an excellent, very affordable,
restaurant. Now under new
management, the Landing Strip
Caf6 has just emerged from a
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Community Events


Lodge presents
Mystery Theater
The Order of the Eastern Star
will present a Mystery Dinner
Theater on Saturday, Oct. 18, 5
p.m. Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
107 N.W Fifth Avenue, Okeecho-
bee. Tickets are $15 each and can
be purchased by contacting Mary
Ann Holt at 863-634-8087. This in-
cludes a Country Fried Steak Din-
ner and the show, in which the
audience participation is key to
solving the "murder". Join them
for an evening of great food and
fun. For more information, con
tact Mary Ann Holt at 863-634-
8087.

League of Women
Voters on radio show
Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 a.m.
on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM will
have Marilynn Wills, President,
The League of Women Voters of
Florida will be on to discuss the
Six Constitutional Amendments
on the November 4 ballot. For
more information call 850-224-
2545 or www.lwvfla.org or con
tact your local league.

S.A.L. plan
steak dinner
The Sons of the American Le-
gion will sponsor their monthly
ribeye steak dinner on Sunday,
Oct. 19 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 64. Dinner
includes steak, baked potato, sal-
ad, roll, iced tea, coffee and des-
sert for a $12 donation. Live en-
tertainment will be provided for
your entertainment. The public is
welcome.

Cub Scouts
selling popcorn
Fundraising season is here
again and the local Cub Scouts
and Boy Scouts of America, are
trying to get support. They will
sell popcorn every weekend until
Oct. 19. They will have booths
set up at different, local business-
es every Saturday and Sunday.
On top of the weekend setups,
the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
will always have a flyer and order
form with them to sell popcorn
throughout the week. So if you
cannot make it out to one of their
booths, you can always order it
personally from one of the pack/
troop members.All proceeds from
the fundraiser will go to help pay
for their summer camp expenses,
supplies, badges and just general
expenses for their groups. Parents
and volunteers will be with the
scouts at each booth to help sell
the popcorn and provide infor-
mation about the group. They are
always looking for people to join.
There are no sign up deadlines,
you can join at any time during
the year, so if you think that the
cub scouts or boy scouts is some
thing you are interested in, you
can get information about it while
you get some popcorn! Parents
are welcome to become volun-
teers. They would also like to say
thank you to all of the local busi-
nesses who are allowing them to
set up in front of their stores. For
more information on locations
or joining, please contact Alison
Hudson, Committee Chair Troop
964, at 863-634-8628.

Oktoberfest
Celebration set
Sunday, Oct. 19, noon until 4
p.m. an Oktoberfest Celebration
will be held. There will be games,
fun and more games. The celebra
tion will be held at the VFW Post
9528 in Buckhead Ridge. Authen-
tic German food will be served for
a donation of $7. German music
will be provided for dancing and
your enjoyment.

Teen dance party
planned Sunday
A teen dance party will be held
on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Pier II
from 5:30 -9:30 p.m. Admission
is $5. Ages 12-16 welcome. A live
DJ will play the latest hip hop
for entertainment. The following
refreshments will be available:
Pizza -$1; soda -50 cent; chips
- 50 cent; smoothies $2. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the American
Red Cross Okeechobee County
Branch. For more information call
Teresa Chandler at 863-697-6819.

EO.E. 4509 holds
special events
The Fraternal Order of the Ea
gles 4509 has several events lined
up for the month of October.
Events and dates are as follows:
Oct. 18 Sock Hop from 3 until
7 p.m.; Oct. 25 -Octoberfest; Oct.
31 Halloween Costume Party at
8 p.m. For more information on
these events please call Diana
Huston at 863-357-2009.


FHREDI meeting
planned
A public meeting of the Flori-
da's Heartland REDI, Inc. Board
of Directors and Florida's Fresh
water Frontier, Inc. Board of Di-
rectors will be held on Monday,
Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Boulevard, Sebring. For
more information, please call Jim
Otterman at 863-385-4900.
The Area Agency on Aging of
Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
is planning its upcoming month-
ly Board of Directors Executive
Committee meeting, to be held at
the Area Agency on Aging, 4400
N. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach, FL, 33407, on Tuesday,
October 21, 2008. The meeting
is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Contracts requiring the expendi-
ture of funds are a regular agenda
item of this meeting. Please call
Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on Ag
ing, at 561 684-5885 for more in-
formation.

Republican party
to meet Monday
The Republican Party of Flori-
da will hold their monthly Board
meeting on Monday, Oct. 20. The
meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is
held at the Republican Headquar
ters, 414 S. Parrott Avenue (next
to Physicians Weight-loss) and
visitors are welcome.

Amendment 2 to be-
discussed at meeting
First Baptist Church will be
hosting an informative meeting on
Amendment 2 on Tuesday, Oct.
21, at 7 p.m. Harry Mihet, Senior
Litigation Counsel with Florida
Family Policy Council, that wrote
the Amendment, will be here to
speak and answer questions. Mr.
Mihet's family came from Roma-
nia, where his father was a pastor
for 17 churches, mostly under-
ground churches. Come and not
only hear about Amendment 2,
but hear this man's great story.
The address of the church is 401
S.W Fourth Street.

ABWA to meet
The Women of Tomorrow
Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association (ABWA)
will hold its annual Fall Enroll
ment Event on Oct. 23 at Beef
O'Brady's from noon to 1 p.m.
All working women are invited
to come and see what we're all
about. Barbara Godejohn will
speak on women's health issues.
For information contact President
Karin Ammons at Cassell's and
McCall 863-763-3131.


Machine embroidery
group meeting
If you have an embroidery ma-
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, please
join us at our next meeting. It will
be held on Saturday, Oct. 25,
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the
Red Cross classroom, 323 N. Par
rott Avenue. Bring your machine
and lunch for a fun-filled day. This
month we will be embroider-
ing on a towel; supplies needed
are self adhesive stabilizer, water
soluable stabilizer, your design
of choice and a towel. For more
information please call Joan at
863 467 0290 or Corry at 863 467
2231.

Free coffee at Guardian
Ad Litem meeting
Starbucks on 12th Street and
U.S. 1 in Vero Beach will host
the GALP monthly coffee on Sat-
urday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The
coffee is for anyone interested in
knowing more about the Guard
ian ad Litem Program. Guardians
ad Litem are trained volunteers
who are court-appointed as child
advocates and are involved in
court proceedings, giving a voice
to victims of child abuse. Volun-
teers are needed for Indian River,
St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties. Stop by for a free cup of
coffee with a GAL Volunteer and
find out how you too can Speak
Up for an Abused Child. Our next
volunteer training class starts Nov.
6. For more information, call toll-
free 1-866-341-1425

Orchid club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club
will meet on Monday, Oct. 27 at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Extension Service. They will have
show and tell at this meeting and
request that you bring in an Orchid
to show or bring in a problem Or
chid for Harry to diagnose. Intro-
duce your favorite Orchid and tell
how it grows. At these meetings
you will meet other Orchid en-
thusiasts and share problems and
solutions, enjoy refreshments and
networking and there will be an
Orchid drawing as a fundraiser.
Please bring questions and pro-
gram ideas. Let them know what
subjects and speakers are of inter-
est. The Garden Club meets in the
same location at 6 p.m. For more
information call 863-763-6469.
Book Club plan to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book Club will meet on
Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library
Board Room. The group will sug-
gest titles for the next six months
and vote on them. Everyone is
encouraged to bring their favor
ite Halloween cookie. For more
information call Jan Fehrman at
863-357-9980.


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Main Street to host


Halloween celebration new date


Okeechobee Main Street, the
Cityof Okeechobee and Okeecho
bee County are hosting the Fourth
Annual Halloween Celebration.
The community celebration will
be held at the Agri-Civic Center on
Highyway 70 East, on Friday, Oct.
31, from 6 until 9 p.m.
This year's Costume Contest
will be in four age groups: 0-2
from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., 3-5 from
7:15 to 7:45 p.m., 6-10 from 7:45
to 8:15 p.m. and 11-14 from 8:15
to 8:45 p.m. Registration for the
costume contest will be at the
Seacoast National Bank Booth.
Please help to provide a safe
and fun Halloween for the chil-
dren. They will have games and
activities, a haunted house, a cos-
tume contest and treats!
Event organizers welcome
donations of treats and candy or
monetary donations to purchase
candy. Your business or agency
is welcome to set up a booth
for games or activities for the
children. For more information,
please contact Toni Doyle at 863-
357-MAIN (6246).

Eagles 4137 plans
party and yard sale
Friday, Oct. 31 the Eagles
4137 will hold a steak night/Hal
loween party. Best dressed guy
and girl will receive a $25 gift
card for Wal-Mart for their prize;
Saturday, Nov. 1 Sunday, Nov. 2
from 8 a.m. until noon the Lady's
Auxiliary will hold a yard sale. All
proceeds from yard sale will go
towards 2009 Snowball Chari-
ties; Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 until
11 a.m. breakfast will be served
for a $5 donation. You may begin
dropping yard sale items off dur-
ing the week of Oct. 26-Oct. 31.
For further information call 863
763-2552.

YMS collecting printer
cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be
dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane or at the Stitchin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Miss
Webb at 863-462-5056 or Linda at
863-467-1484 for free pickup.


Sour Orange Fest has Historical limited


Lakeport will have the Sour
Orange Festival on Saturday, Jan.
10, (new date for 2009). They are
looking for vendors, volunteers,
and patrons. If interested call
863-227-4323 or attend the next
Lakeport Community Association
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at
7:30 at the Community Center.

OHS reunion 1950
through 1959
A reunion will be held for
those that graduated or were in
Okeechobee High School in the
1950s. The event will be held Nov.
8 at the Shrine Club. If you know
someone who should be invited
send that name to Betty William-
son, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee,
FL, 34973. Also if you are eligible
and have changed your address in
the past five years please let them
know so you can have more infor-
mation sent to you. The occasion
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Historical Society and any profit
will assist with projects such as
two $500 scholarships given each
year to a deserving senior female
and male student.

Low cost spay/neuter
available
Low cost spay/neuter vouch-
ers for dogs and cats. Participating
veterinarians in Vero Beach. For
information, call United Humani-
tarians Port St. Lucie volunteer:
772-335-3786. Email: Petscryl@
bellsouth.net. Okeechobee veteri
narians are invited to participate.
in this low cost spay/neuter pro-
gram.

Attention Okeechobee
Class of 89
Class of '89 reunion organiz-
ers are currently collecting emails
and home addresses from all
classmates. Please send these to
okeechobeeclassof89@yahoo.
com.

Healthy Start to hold
benefit drawing
The Healthy Start Coalition is
hosting a Baby Shower for their
clients. They are selling drawing
tickets for a candy bouquet. The
tickets are just $1 each. They will
use these funds to help defray the
cost of food items for the Baby
Shower. For more information,
please call Becky at 863-462-5877
and your donation will be picked
up at your convenience.


edition ornaments
now on sale
The Okeechobee Retiree
Educators will be selling theii
third limited edition ornamen
for Christmas 2008. Ornament,
are 24k gold on brass, includes z
numbered certificate with historic
cal information. Ornaments are
$15. Proceeds fund their scholar
ship. The 2008 ornament is the
Old County Courthouse. The3
will also have 2007 and 2006 or
naments available in a limited
quantity for those who wish to ge
those. To purchase an ornamen
call Gay Carlton at 863-763-5755
Kay McCool at 863-763-2829, Pau
lette Whipple at 863-467-2487
Marion Davis at 863-763-3991 oi
Regina Hamrick at 863-763-8865.

State Veterans
nursing homes
Are you a veteran in need of E
nursing home or assisted living fa
cility? The Florida Department o
Veterans Affairs can help you. The
Department operates five veteran,
nursing homes and one assisted
living facility throughout the state
with a new nursing home bein
built near St. Augustine. The bask
admission criteria for all of the fa
cilities is an honorable discharge
Florida residency for one year pri
or to admission and certification
of need of assisted living facility oi
skilled nursing care. The VA Nurs
ing homes are located in Daytonz
Beach, Land O' Lakes, Pembroke
Pines, Springfield (Panhandle&
and Port Charlotte with the VA As
sisted Living Facility being locate
in Lake City. For further informa
tion on VA nursing homes contact
the County Veteran's Service Of
ficer, Betsy Grinslade at 863-763
8124.
Historical Society collects infe
for book
Mrs. Betty Williamson, fror
the Historical Society is in the
process of writing a book abou'
Okeechobee Women. She is look
ing for all of the Speckled Percl
Queens from 1968 to recent
Please call the Chamber of Com
merce at 863-763-6464 or Bett3
Williamson at 863-763-3850 ifyoL
are able to help. The Queens wil
be listed in the book.

Join the Red Hatters
For ladies looking for fun anc
meeting some new lady friends
the Red Hat Group is looking foi
ladies to join who want to dc
things. For information call 863
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2008-2009 Huntin' season's crankin' up


By Tony Young
FWC
Football season's in full swing,
and the 2008-09 hunting season's
starting to crank up. Archery sea-
son's been going on in most of
the state, and in this issue, I want
to talk about three other seasons
about to start: crossbow, muzzle-
loading gun and the first phase of
dove. Crossbow season occurs
between archery and muzzleload-
ing gun seasons in the South and
Central hunting zones, lasting five
days: Oct. 6-10 and Oct. 20-24, re-
spectively. In the Northwest zone,
it comes in later, on the Monday
after Thanksgiving (Dec. 1), and
lasts one week through Dec. 7.
This season's for any hunter
who'd like to use a crossbow or
continue using a bow on private
lands. This is not just for disabled
hunters. Crossbowseason doesn't
apply to wildlife management ar-
eas (WMAs), however.
The most common game to
take during crossbow season will
be deer and wild hog. Only bucks


Outta' The

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By Tony Young
Sf Florida Fish andWildliir
Conservation Commission
1 MyFWC.com

may be taken, and one antler must
be at least five inches long above
the hairline. The daily bag limit on
antlered deer is two. Wild hogs -
considered livestock on private
lands may, with landowner per-
mission, be hunted year-round
with no bag or size limits.


It's also legal to shoot gob-
blers and bearded turkeys during
crossbow season. Only one may
be taken per day, and there's a
two-bird fall-season limit. But
you can't hunt turkeys in Holmes
County during the fall and winter.
Crossbows and bows must
have a minimum draw weight
of 35 pounds, and hand-held re-
leases on bows are permitted.
For hunting deer, hog and turkey,
broadheads must have at least
two sharpened edges with a mini-
mum width of 7/8 inch.
Legal shooting hours are a
half-hour before sunrise to a half-
hour after sunset. Except for tur-
keys, hunters may take resident
game over feed such as corn on
private lands.
Some things you can't do dur-
ing crossbow season include
hunting deer, hog or turkey with
dogs, using explosive or drug-
injecting arrows, and possessing
firearms.
Immediately following the
close of crossbow season in the
South and Central hunting zones


is the beginning of muzzleload-
ing gun season. Season dates run
Oct. 11-19 and Oct. 25 Nov. 2,
respectively. Muzzleloading sea-
son comes in later in the North-
west zone and runs Nov. 21-23.
During muzzleloading gun
season, bows and crossbows are
legal methods of taking game on
private lands, along with muzzle-
loaders. On WMAs, only muzzle-
loaders may be used.
Legal shooting hours are the
same for muzzleloading gun sea-
son as crossbow season. And,
legal game, including bag limits
and prohibited methods for tak-
ing game, also are the same as
crossbow season. Bag limits and
antler/size restrictions for game
on WMAs can differ, so check the
specifics of the area before you
hunt.
For hunting deer, muzzleload-
ers firing single bullets must be at
least .40-caliber. Guns firing two
or more balls must be 20-gauge
or larger. You may not use muz-
zleloaders with self-contained
cartridge ammunition capabilities


or possess modern firearms dur-
ing muzzleloading gun season.
The first phase of the mourn-
ing and white-winged dove sea-
son begins Oct. 4 and ends Oct.
27 statewide. Shooting hours dur-
ing this first phase are noon to
sunset, and there's a new, 15-bird
daily bag limit this year.
The only firearm you're al-
lowed to hunt doves with is a
shotgun, but you can't use one
larger than a 10-gauge. Shotguns
must be plugged to a three-shell
capacity (magazine and chamber
combined).
You may hunt doves over an
agricultural field, as long as the
crop's been planted as part of reg-
ular agricultural practices. How-
ever, it's against the law to scatter
agricultural products over an area
for the purpose of baiting.
Some things you can't do while
dove hunting are using rifles, pis-
tols or crossbows; shooting from
a moving vehicle; or herding or
driving doves with a vehicle.
In addition to a Florida hunting
license, you'll need a $5 crossbow


permit to hunt during crossbow
season. A $5 muzzleloading gur
permit is needed to hunt during
muzzleloader season, and you'll
need a no-cost migratory bird per
mit if you're going to hunt doves
If you hunt on a WMA, you music
have a management area permit
that costs $26.50.
All are available at count)
tax collectors' offices or licensE
agents or by calling toll-free 1-888
HUNT-FLORIDA or clicking www
wildlifelicense.com.
So if you're going after thai
monster buck during the cross
bow and muzzleloading gun sea
sons or dove hunting with friend
and family, I hope I've helped
explain the rules and regulations
on some of Florida's hunting sea
sons.
Tony Young looks forward tc
using an old crossbow his mother
bought him when he was 14 anc
putting it to good use during the
crossbow and muzzleloading gur
seasons. He also likes dove hunt
ing with good friends.


Church hosts meeting



about Amendment 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Employee honored for service
City of Okeechobee employee Kim Barnes (right) received a plaque for her five years of
service to the City during the last City Council Meeting from Mayor Jim Kirk (left).



Conservation planning:



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GAINESVILLE Are you a
conservation minded landowner
in need of advice or financial in-
centives for your farm or ranch?
A comprehensive conservation
plan may be just what you need.
A conservation plan is a writ-
ten record of your management
decisions and the conservation
practices and systems that you
plan to use and maintain on your
farm. Carrying out your plan will
achieve the goals of protecting the
environment on and off your farm
or ranch as well as meeting your
individual management objec-
tives. Having a conservation plan
may also help qualify you for vari-
ous USDA conservation programs
that can help you implement your
plan.
Conservation applications
for the Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP) and
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP) are currently
being accepted for funding con-
sideration in fiscal year 2009 at
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) offices through-
out Florida. Though an applica-
tion deadline for 2009 funding
has not yet been set, interested
landowners are encouraged to
contact a local NRCS office for in-
formation on conservation plan-
ning and submitting a completed
application.
"We are awaiting the final
program rules of the new 2008
Farm Bill, which will determine
the program policies and eligibil-
ity criteria," said NRCS State Con-
servationist Carlos Suarez. "How-
ever, we are continuing to accept
applications now so that we can
write our conservation plans in
a timely manner. We want to be
well positioned to provide con-
tracts to our producers when the
policies are finalized."
EQIP is a voluntary program
that provides financial and tech-
nical assistance to farmers and
ranchers who face threats to soil,
water, air, and related natural re-
sources on their land. Through
EQIP, the NRCS provides financial
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mote agricultural production and
environmental quality as compat-
ible goals, optimize environmen-
tal benefits, and help farmers
and ranchers meet Federal, State,
Tribal, and local environmental
regulations.
The 2008 Farm Bill autho-
rizes increased payments for so-
cially disadvantaged farmers and
ranchers in addition to beginning
and limited resource producers.
Priority may be given to water
conservation applications that
will reduce water use or where
the producer agrees not to use
any associated water savings to
bring new land under irrigation
production.
WHIP is a voluntary program
for private landowners to develop
and improve high quality habitat
that supports wildlife populations


of National, State, Tribal, and lo-
cal significance. Land eligible for
WHIP includes private agricultur-
al land, non-industrial private for-
est land, and Tribal land. Through
WHIP, the USDA's NRCS provides
technical and financial assistance.
WHIP agreements generally last
from 5 to 10 years.
Whether you want or need
financial incentives, now is the
time to contact your local district
conservationist to request con-
servation planning assistance, to
plan for your future.
For additional information on
NRCS, conservation planning
or these voluntary conservation
programs, visit www.fl.nrcs.usda.
gov/programs your local USDA
Service or call 863-763-3619.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy

OHS football
Carson Williams has been a key defender for the Okeecho-
bee High School Brahmans this season.The Okeechobee
Brahmans defeated the Fort Pierce Cobras.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
First Baptist Church,
401 S.W Fourth, St., will host a
meeting to give information on
Amendment 2 which will appear
on the November ballot. This
amendment to the Florida Con-
stitution would define marriage
as a union between one woman
and one man. The meeting will
be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7
p.m. Harry Mihet, senior litiga-
tion counsel with Florida Policy
counsel will be speaking and an-
swering questions.
A scrap booking group meets
each Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall of Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
The Peace Lutheran Annual
Book Fair will be held the week
of Oct. 19th in the church lobby.
A great assortment of books
will be available. This will be a
good time to get some Christ-
mas shopping done before the


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com
rush. The Middle School Youth
Gathering will be held Nov. 7- 9
at the Lake Wales Conference
Center. This will be a weekend
filled with music, games, service
projects, workshops and more


and is open to all youth in the
sixth through eighth grades. The
Heartland Reformation Service
will be held Oct. 26 in Sebring.
All seven Lutheran congrega-
tions and their guests will cel-
ebrate with a huge combined
choir, service and October type
meal beginning at 4 p.m. A par-
enting class meets in the confer-
ence room on Sunday at 9:15
am. This class is for married and
single parents and grandparents.
A rummage store and country
store will be held Nov. 15 in the
fellowship hall from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Proceeds will benefit the
Okeechobee Community Food
Bank and other community
projects. Donated items can be
dropped off the week of Nov. 9 in
room 205 in the fellowship hall.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or
call Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134,
extension 4225.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed Amendment to Code of Ordinances
of Okeechobee County, Florida

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners to receive public
input regarding adoption of an ordinance amending the Code of
Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida. The title of the proposed
ordinance is:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMM-
SIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMEND-
ING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, PART II LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS, ADDING SECTION 7.11 LANDSCAPE
REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CODI-
FICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 5:01
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at the Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.

Interested persons may appear and be heard. This public hearing will be
the first of two public hearings. A second public hearing will be held on
Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 5;01 pm at the same location

A copy of the proposed amendments will be available for public inspection
at the Planning and Development Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue ,
Okeechobee, Florida each weekday, Monday, through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk tapes are for the sole pur-
pose of backup from official records of the Clerk.

Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida


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




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15 yrs. exp. Okeechobee &
Buckhead Ridge area's Call
Sandy (863)763-8581



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

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CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
PowerWashing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, 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 a Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 130
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759
MOBILE HOME A/C Unit -
2 1/2 ton, $275 Call
863-467-4253
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


ANTIQUE DISPLAY Case Ap-
prox 4ft x 4ft tall off-white
glass top and front $150.
(863)228-0244
. ass *


Florida Photo
IDs

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


DRYER Kenmore,
(863)675-7105


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn more!


FREEZER full size, works
great, door needs paint, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
GAS RANGE like new, $100
(863)234-8203
MAYTAG, 22.1 cu ft, ice &
water disp. Frost free freezer,
Exc condition $175
863-675-4822 LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, asking $100
(863)234-8203


STOVE GE electric, white 11
very good condition. $125
(863)517-0244
WASHER/DRYER Mayta(
Neptune stackable unit, 1 y
old, used maybe 15 times
$450 neg (863)675-6904
WASHER/DRYER Sears
Kenmore, white, w/Whirlpoo
dryer, both $165
(863)675-0104



Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', yoi
move, First $1000 takes i
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHEDS
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
863-228-1154


BICYCLE RACK Fils on th(
trunk of a car, like new $3(
(863)946-3822


BIKE Men's,
good shape,
863-763-4220.


Roadmaster
$50 Cal


Bikes- 2-Men's 26 "10 spd
Woman's 26" Cruisin Spor
$25.00 each. 1 26" bike fo
parts $5 00 (863)763-4057



BOOKS AND gifts Exquisit
books and gifts for fabulous!
prices. $234
(080)326-5787



BUILDINGS FOR SALE "BEA
NEXT SUBSTANTIAL IN
CREASE!" 20x30x12 $5100
25x40x14 $7,800 30x50x1'
$9,500 35x56x16 $12,900
40x60x16 $16,990
50x140x19 $46,900
60x100x18 $38,700 OTH
ERS Ends option
(800)668-5422
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd
electric, 4 windows, woo(
floor, $1450. Cal
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)



CEMENT BLOCKS New (Ap
prox 500) $250 for all 50(
or will sep. (863)675-1435
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer Over 2(
colors in stock, several pro
files to choose from Quic
turnaround Deliver
available. (352)498-0778
S888)393-0335. www.Gulf
oastSupply corn
USED 100 AMP BREAKEF
BOX- and meter base, exteri
or, (863)610-1437


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroll
infant car seat, bassinetts
security gate & walker, $15(
will sell sep (863)673-5704
BOYS CLOTHES 3T-5, sever
al items, excellent cond
$266 takes all or will sell se[
(863)763-6131
BOYS CLOTHES newborn 1(
2T, Exc cond., several items
$120 takes all or will sel
separately (863)763-6131
GRACO Baby Cnb/ Child Bed
High Chair, Bouncer, Strolle
Like new $200 for all, wil
sep. (863)763-7609
LIONEL TRAIN W/TRACK
ages 1 4, Asking $10(
(863)763-6747


COAT camel color, size 8F
long, worn once, $40
(863)763-0583


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DISH COLLECTION Avon
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion $250 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle Area)
Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- Make an offer 467-0139
or 801-4699



CELL PHONE Cingular Nokia
3120 w/Box, Booklet, Sim
Card, Car & Home Charger
$50 (772)461-8822
COMPUTER Dell, Black, XP
Pro, Office, w/2,500 Ninten-
do Games installed. Tony
$125. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Compaq Evo
24ghz, wireless, fast must
sell, $350. (239)247-4839


KILN, great condition
$150 863-517-1925 LaBelle



BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $25
(863)763-7355



FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer (863)763-6747 Iv msg


BED SET King size, 4 post
with dresser, chest & night-
stand Pd $2700, asking
$800. 863-675-3939
BRAND NEW Beautiful Sleep-
er Sofa, Linen fabric Tan and
blue pin stripes $500/or
best offer. (863)357-5773
BRAND NEW Beautiful Wing
Back Chairs (2)silk
tan/cream stripe SET $300.
(863)357-5773
BUNK BED Bunk bed with
ladder, desk, and dresser
$350/or best offer.
(863)673-4952
CHEST OF DRAWERS Tall
w/matching night stand. $65
for both. Call (863)763-0141
after 5pm
CHINA CABINET Solid Oak,
$200. Call 863-675-3939
COFFEE TABLES (3) $40 for
a (863)467-4674
COUCH Brand new, $300 or
best offer, cost $800 new
you pick up (239)867-4660
COUCH Leather & single love
seat. Great cond. Antique
rose $300 neg Will deliver
in LaBelle (863)675-4098
DESK cherry, with right hand
L & hutch, pd $1700, sell
for $500 863-227-1742
DINING ROOM Set(7pc.solihd
oak) Table w/pedestal and
6 chairs. $300/or best offer.
(863)234-0067
ELECTRIC LIFT Chair Blue
Fabric. No longer needed.
$75/or best offer
(863)983-7041
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 27" TV Built In Speak-
ers $125 (863)467-8110
Furniture/Appliances- House-
hold misc furniture for sale
call for more info
(863)610-0685
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle area)
LOVESEAT SOFA Moss
Green & Beige Striped. $85
(863)801-1358
MEXICAN RUSTIC Farm Table
Beaulifull Will seat 6 peo-
ple, a must see!!! $600/or
best offer (863)228-0244






Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up






OBLONG GLASS COFFEE TA-
BLE very unique, $100 or
best offer(239)246-9031 or
(863)675-2959
OCCASIONAL CHAIRS (3) -
one antique, $60 for all will
sell separately.
(863)467-4674
SERTA KING SIZE BED lots
of storage, 2 sets of linens &
spreads, $600 or best of-
fer(239)246-9031
SHOWCASE, glass front,
$25 863-302-1126 LaBelle
TWIN BEDS (2), hdbds and
all linens, $250
(863)467-9048
WINE CABINET /Refrigerator -
Brand new, Cost $750 ask-
ing $350 (239)867-4660
WING BACK CHAIR & Large
Ottoman. Moss Green &
Beige Diamond Design $80
(863)801-1358


BROWNING AUTO Belgian
made guns (6) 2 rifles, 4
shotguns, $3,600/will sep.
Call 863-532-9881
Gun Cabinet- asking $500 call
for more info
(863)763-5986
Gun Safe-1000 Ib asking
$2100 call for more info
763-5986


KING COBRA 38 special,
$350 (863)675-5719
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 /
270 w/scope/sling & ammu-
nition. Must sell. Exc. cond.
$700 neg. (863)946-3731



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion. Used maybe 5 times.
$50 (863)357-6315
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Bike Ex-
erciser $4500
(863)763-4057
TOTAL GYM from Sports Au-
thority Paid $250, exc
shape, $100 Call
863-763-0141 after pm
WEIGHT BENCH Stinger with
300 Ib weight set, curl bar &
bar bells, barely used $175
(863)675-3016
WEIGHT BENCH w/incline, 2
bars, clamps, curl & leg ext,
plastic coaled weights, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862



DIGITAL CAMERA I have a
digital camera for sell
$300/or best offer,
(863)532-9825


RECLINER LIFT CHAIR like
new, burgundy color, $500.
(863)763-0669


SCOOTER
seater, 4
best offer


-Handicapped, 2
wheel, $1200 or
(863)467-6009


Highwaymen Painting Make
an offer 467-0139 or
801-4699.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home *Medcal,
*Business *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Cnminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance Computer available
Financial Aid if qualified Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BIRD KNICK knacks large
collection, $25 Call
863-484-0239
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $85
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
LAP AFGHANS & REGULAR
AFGHANS variety of colors,
$50 will sell separately
(863)983-7863
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 2Oft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
ROLLING SHED/TRAILER 6'
x 10', Metal roof., 7'walls.
Gd. for Garden Tractors. Can
Use $800 (863)467-6472
SHOWER TUB UNIT like new,
$100. (863)612-6575
SMOKER GRILL on trailer.
Asking $1200 or best offer
(863)763-2195
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
WATERSOFTNER & SALT
TANK CULLIGAN W/NEW
HEAD $400/firm.
(863)634-7577



HARMONY ARCHED TOP GUI-
TAR $75 (863)467-6148
KEYBOARD player $50
LaBelle 863-302-1126
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finish,excellent
condition $150000
(863)763-5986
SNARE DRUM used, $125.
(863)763-0583


ADOLESCENT LEOPARD
Gecko Beauty! EASYcare
w/tank & access nvr hndld
$45/firm (863)532-8023
AKC, TINY TOY POODLES 2
Males, 1 Female. Paper
trained Shots & Health
Certs $400 (863)697-0914
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -
STUNNING! Colorless male
w/tank & access nvr hndld

BEAGLE female, 11 moves old,
very sweet, lovableneeds
room to run $450 neg
(863)261-7209
BIRD CAGE Black 18 x 18 x
21h (46h w/stand) great
condition w/feeders $25
(863)634-9861
BIRD CAGE blue/grey metal
32 x 22 x 36 (62h w/stand)
greatcond w/feeders $100
(863)634-9861
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 4.5
Ibs, 11 months $200 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
CUR/CATAHOULA MIX 1 yr
old, tan/white, female, 1 blue
eye, $50 or best offer
(863)610-1437
ENGLISH BULL dog Nice
dog paid 1,000 was in
house. But work to much
now no time for her Been
fixed $500/or best offer
8 6 3 ) 6 3 4 8 7 0 8
863)763-0564



HOT TUB 3 seat, $600
(863)467-4611


SPA/HOT TUB Portable, 4
sealer, 110/220 volt, heat &
air, $350 (863)674-0467


DOG BOX Fancy, Fits Pick Up
& Some ATV's $150
(863)381-0135
METAL GYM Locker 78in
high x 181n deep x 301n wide,
4 lockable cabinets $35/or
best offer (863)983-7041



MICROPHONE STAND Heavy
duty microphone stand in ex-
cellent condition $25/firm
(863)357-6315
SONY 12" Subwoofers Two
Sony 12" subwoofers
w/1200w peak power
$40/neg (863)357-6315


TELEVISION Color TV, JVC,
29.5" X 26", GREAT CONDI-
TION $100. (863)675-2235


CHAMPION GENERATOR -
550 watt output, 2 yrs old,
like new, $650
(863)467-6148
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, runs,works good,
11 hp briggs $150.
(863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 waat $385
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR, CRAFTSMAN -,
5600 watts, 8600 surge
watts, 220/110, 10HP OHV,
$375. 863-610-1811
Lincoln/Welder-Generator
$2100.00 call for more info
(863)763-5986
Table Saw asking $20000
call for more info.
(863)763-5986


X-BOX 360 with 2 controllers
and assorted games, $450
(863)532-0501


SEEKING TO PURCHASE:
Established Lawn Business
or Lawn Accounts near
Okeechobee. (863)634-5279

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



CRACKER MARE very gentle,
needs finishing, 7 years,
13.5 hands $500.
(863)634-1436
DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse Sells
for $500, Asking $225. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098
HILASON TREELESS SADDLE
16"-18" roughout seat,
new, paid $400, Sell for
$200. (772)263-1178



GARDEN TRACTOR John
Deere, '04, 42", 18hp, $975
(863)675-5741
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
gas, $20 (863)763-6576
TRAILER FLAT bed $150
(863)467-6475
WEEDEATER $10. Call
863-763-4220


STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft goose
neck treaor good condition
$3000. (863)357-6642


Rentals



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



DUPLEX 2 BR, 1 BA, NW 5th
Ave., Near Courthouse. In-
cludes lawn service & gar-
bage (863)634-9850
Lg. 2BR- Close to town, A/C,
clean, $825 + sec wa-
ter/sewer included Call Vikki
561 255-4377 or Kelly
863 697-1339
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean' $600/mo In-
cludes utilities No pets Call
561-329-8205


Taylor Creek Condo-
2BR/1BA, furnished, boat
dockage, pool & water in-
cluded, completely remod-
eled, totally new kitchen &
bath, $800 month + 1
month security No pets, Call
(305)522-5024



COMPLETELY FURNISHED -
2BR, 1 BA Townhouse locat-
ed in Kings Bay. Washer &
Dryer. (863)634-9850
OKEECHOBEE Nice 2BR,
2BA Townhs. Oak Lake Vil-
las, #17, $850 mo., 1st, last
& $500 sec (863)467-5965
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boatdock 1BA 1BR
$685 + electric Annual
lease. 215-359-7779

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ON TAYLOR CREEK
1/1 Dade County
Hardwood Floors
Wrap around
Porch/Huge
Cypress Trees
Fully Furnished.
$750 month

863-467-8683
3BR'2BA Foreclosure!
$12,6001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798
BLUE HERON Beautiful 3/2/2
to rent. $1,200/mo.
1 stastsec, refs r eq
Call John at 772-475-5240
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo rent
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3429 NW 40th Dr., Bass-
wood (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Front Screen
Porch, Hot Tub Furnished or
Unfurnished W&D, Short
Term or Long Term Starting
@ $850 mo. 863-634-5236
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
LOG CABIN 2BR, 1BA, Rim
Canal. Pool & Dock. Fur-
nished w/Bedding, Linens &
Cookware (561)234-0277
*NEW*
2 bed/2 bath/2 car garage
All appliances included,
and many extras.
Great neighborhood,
A Must See'
$1,000.00/mth + sec.
(863)634-7722
OKEECHOBEE Clean 2/1
House w/ C/Air 310 NE 4th
Ave, $700 mo, 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)467-5965
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
SPOT IN THE SUN 2br, 2ba
on half acre, clean and beau-
tiful, Ig rooms & closets,
Master bth w/lg walk in clos-
et, garden tub & shower,
MUST SEE i Only $825/mo
(772)359-6584


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




REDUCED FOR QUICK
SALE!! Immaculate 3 bd/
2 bath DWMH in Taylor
Creek. Includes, front and
back porches, concrete
drive w/carport, storage
building and a beautiful
shaded yard overlooking
private lake. Asking
$105,000 OBO.
MLS#201284 Please
call Kelly (Exit Realty
Neighbors) 863-697-1339
to schedule showing.
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ture oak trees, completely
renovated inside, Ig. shed
on property, in city limits,
$124,000. (863)634-5586
R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2.5 acres, Pond,
$225,000 (863)801-9163


4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
1215,000nIolhudir, lot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available








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MODEL 4BD/2BA






Call
863-357-3313


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


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



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NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice"ls Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (888)306-4734.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1 +acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views Starting at
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Mobile Homes



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




FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" wide
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)675-0334 LaBelle



ADJUSTABLE RENTS in
BHR, 2br starting at
$225/mo + $500 sec. Sin-
gle family no pets
(863)763-4031
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
KIB'S FISH CAMP
RANCH SETTING 3 BR, 2
BA, No pets. Available now!
Very clean. $650 mo. + sec.
(863)467-1717
RIVER RUN-2br/2ba furnished,
carport & laundry room,
large flonda room, includes
water & elec. $800 month
(863)357-4164 til 5pm &
leave message or
(863)610-9465 after 5pm
and weekends
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area No
pets $650/mo, 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
WATERFRONT. 2br/1ba, com-
pletely furnished, non smk.
env, no pets $750 mo +1st
&sec 772-285-5856



ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo Home is new, nev-
er lived in $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
DISTRESS SALE, all models in
stock sold at dealer cost
Going out of business,
everything must go. Call
(863) 673-4325 for quotes
Financing available
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888


DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER -
3BR, walk-in closets, 2BA,
den, LR, DR, apples, ceiling
fans, roof-over, covered
front/back porches, CA/H,
fenced backyard, pole barn,
2 car driveway, 1 car
carport, located at 4232 SE
22nd Court,Treasure Island,
$95,000 863-467-7911
for appt.
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Florida on 3 and 4
bedroom mobile homes All
reasonable offers accepted
Call (863) 675-8888
GREAT SHAPE'
2002- 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
(863)983-8106
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
(863)983-8106
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
TOWER LAKES 2 BR, 2 BA,
On the water Attached car
port & screened porch Unat-
lached 1 car garage, fenced
yard, sprinkler system, new
floors. $87,400
863)983-8715 OR
561 441-3965
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Recreation



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



ALLUM 17" BASS TRACKER
1988 40 HP Maleriner OB
w/trailer $1500/or best of-
fer. (239)707-7097
BASS BOAT Select 16ft
w /t rai le r/ 9 O h p
Merc/Troll Molor/depth find-
er $1000 (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $600
or best offer (863)634-2930
TRACKER 2005 14ft jon boat
401b thrust Minn Kota
$650/or best offer.
(863)801-4307


CAMPER- 12' pull-along, fully
contained, $2,500 Call
863-697-8731
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869


COBRA 94 5TH wheel, low
profile, like new tires, good
cond., $4200 or best offer
(863)357-6703
FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493



POLARIS HYDRO Trailer -
New, pulls behind jet skiPer-
fect for camping on islands
$350 (863)673-5803



BOAT TRAILER Galvanized &
18 Ft Cuddy Cabin Boat Pro-
ject w/wheels & tires $350
(863)697-2210
PONTOON TOP White, Alu-
minum, 90"x8', 4 struts.
$250 (561)445-0255


BSA BANTAM 1952 Have ti-
tle serious inquires only
$3000 (863)675-3714
LEATHER JACKET- Fringed
Harley Davidson, size large,
$200 (863)447-0679
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER -
homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500 (863)517-1508
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
SUZUKI GZ250 '06 2300
miles, 80 mpg, exo cond,
must see', $2400
(423)667-5972 Okeechobee
Yamaha V-Star 1998- Runs
good $700.00 Call Alex
(863)697-1493
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified



CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW-
ERED GOLFCART GOOD
WORKING CONDITION
$1600/neg. (863)634-7577
HUNTING BUGGY 2 WD 1997
6cyl, 2trans,and 25'Goos-
Neck trailer w/dove-
tail&ramps $5000/will sep.
(239)707-7097
MANCO 4 WHEELER 90 cc,
2005, runs good, like brand
new $650 (863)612-6100
SCOOTER 2004 Geely, 49 9
cc. Under 400 mls. Great
cond. $1300 new, Asking
$1000 neg. (863)467-4551
SWAMP BUGGY, 1974 runs
great, with trailer,
3,000/neg. 954-336-9677


Automobiles



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



DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS EXCELLENT,COLD
ANC, NEEDS NOTHING
$2500. (863)673-4851
DODGE NEON, 1996 4 cyl,
auto, p/s, delayed wipers,
cold air, 52K miles, $3,395.
Call 856-455-8824
FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96
driven daily, brand new
tires, $900 or best offer
(863)763-3836
FORD ESCORT, '98 black,
good cond., $1500.
(863)484-0239
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl $2500 obo
863)467-0139 Iv msg or
352-246-8554
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993 -
Good condition. $500
(863)612-6435
MAZDA PROTEGE '01 clean,
runs good, 90K, $4000
(863)634-0758
Mercedes E300-1995 4 dr,
loaded & leather, 5 CD
changer, sun roof, runs great
$2900.00 (863)697-2724
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
2002 60 K mis. Good tires.
Cold air Excellent condition.
$4975 (812)989-3022
OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SU-
PREME 1991 new tires
A/C cold runs good
$1300/or best offer.
(863)675-5090
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, new tires, runs great,
$1500 (863)634-3038



Chevy Blazer-1997 4x4 No
luxury's Good transportation
only -$1000- FIRM
(863)697-3481
HONDA RANCHER FOREMAN
4 WHEELER '04 4x4,
green, $2500.
(863)528-1015
JEEP WRANGLER, '95 4 whl.
dr, $4500 or best offer.
(863)675-6219


EZGO ELECTRIC 2002 Good
cond. 36v, accessories (LA-
BELLE) $1350
(863)673-4660
GOLF CART electric, 2 seat,
$1500 (863)467-4611
Golf Cart- Gas, has roof
$800 00 call for more info
(863)763-5986



FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
4750 (239)543-5887
GMC C70 1988, With dump
body and knuckle boom,
$2000 (863)763-1370
HS-r


FORD F-250 CAMPER SPE-
CIAL 1975- Excellent work
truck. Extended cab. 460
engine, does not smoke
runs great. Auto. $1500.
(8 6 3)946-1415
(239)961-3205
FORD 150, 1993 6 CYL, 2
door, new air & tires, bedlin-
er, toolbox, purrs like a kil-
ten! $3,500. 863-763-8113
FORD 150 Ext. Cab 1999 -
Runs perfect. $3995
(863)634-0512
FORD F250 '80 Mud truck,
351 M motor, needs tires
$1000 or best offer
(863)673-4505
GMC JIMMY 350 1985 Full
Size, 4" Lift, 35" Boggers,
4x4 $2300 or best offer
(863)634-8378
MAZDA PU '94 4 cyl, 5 spd,
good shape, black/grey,
600 (863)824-3358


FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X2
1999 New front end & new
battery, Good tires & ice cold
AC $4000 (863)673-4952


INTERNATIONAL '96 -
787,574 miles, M-11 motor
330, good cond. $11, 000
neg (863)673-6719


CAR DOLLY Reconditioned,
New rims & tires. New fen-
ders, new lights & straps.
$675 neg (863)697-9704
ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer
7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
Cond., Double & Side Doors.
$2500/firm. (863)697-0294
FLAT BED TRAILER '74, In-
ternational, $2700
(863)675-5719
FLATBED TRAILER 18'
Gooseneck, 2 axle (one
new), new brakes. Lights.
$2600 neg (863)697-9704
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12 $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',
folddown ramp, dual axel,
will trade for boat $695
(863)467-7415


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISIOl
CASE NO 2008-CP-18I
IN RE ESTATE OF
NORMA CATHERINE FUGETT,
a/lia NORMA C. FUGETr,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Aministration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OF
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES
TATE
You are hereby notified that an Order De
termining Homestead Status of Res
Property and Order of Summary Ad
minstration has been entered irn thi
Estate of NORMAL CATHERINE FU
GETo afa NOTMA C FUGETI De
ceased, File Number 2008 F 188, b'
the Circuit Court for Okeechogbe
County, Flonda, Probate Division, th'
address of which is 312 NW Sri
Street, Sue 101, Okeechobee, Florid,
34972, that the decedent's date o
death was September 12, 2008, tha
the total estate consists of exemp
homestead real property and exemp
personal property, that the name ad
address of the person to whom it ha:
been assigned by such order is
GINER A O'NEILL, 6335 Barbara Street
Jupiter, Florida 33458
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and otne
persons having claims or demand:
against the estate of the decedent oth
er than those for whom provision to
full payment was made in the Order a
Summary Administoration must file theI
claims within this court WITHIN THI
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO
BATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT Si
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIR
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE 01
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of thr
Notice is October 15, 2008
Person Giving Notice
Ginger A ONei
6335 Barbara Stree
Juiter, Flonda 33451
Attorney for Person Giang Notice
OeNELY & CONELY, PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
By Tom W lonely, III
Flonda Bar No 096482
295867 ON 10/15,22/08


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CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet
n Regular Session on Tuesday, October 21, 200, 6 00 p m, City Hall, 55 SE
3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Flonda The public is noted and encouraged to
attend For a copy of the agenda contact City Administration at (863) 763-3372
212
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbahrm record of the proceedings is made
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based Media are used for the sole purpose of basck p for he Clerk's Ofice
In accordance with the Americans wdh Disagbilities Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate ir
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3-3372 x 214, if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1-800oo-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (1Y)
By James E Kirk, Mayor
Lane Ganmotea, EMC, Udy Clerk
294550 ON 1 0/15/08





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asking $4000 or best offer
(239)543-1075
DODGE PICKUP '82 needs
head gasket, $400.
(863)763-6305
DODGE TRUCK 2004 2x4, 4
door Crew Cab, HEMI
74,000 miles Gold,bed liner,
towing package, automatic,
A/C, CD, tinted windows,
V-8 HEMI, Selling for what
we owe Don't need two
trucks Great shape, no acci-
dents, runs great.
$12200/or best offer.
8 6 3 ) 5 1 7 1 4 8 7
863)675-4098
FORD F-350 1997 Flatbed
Dually Runs Great Needs
minor repair Cold A/c
$2200/neg. (561)718-8580


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GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Landowners' Meerng of the Grove Community
District will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 4, 2008, at Indian River State
College, Dixon Hendr Campus, Room B111, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 Ie primary purpose of te Landowners' Meeting is to elect
two (2) Supervisors to the Board for the Grove Community District
A copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be obtained by contacting the District
Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or 1-877-737-4922 five (5) days poor to the date
of the meeting The meeting is open to the public and is conducted in accor
dance with the provisions of Hornda Law The meeting may be continued as
found necessary to time and place specuied on the record
If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, such person will need a record of the proceeding and
such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made
at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence
on which te appeal is based
In accordance with the provisions of the Amencans with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at this meeting
should contact the Distnct Manager at 561 630 4922 and/or 1 877 737 4922 at
least seven (7) days prior to the date of the particular meeting
GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
295058 ON 10/,15/08




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 15


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUr
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-437
AVELO MORTGAGE LLC,
Plaintiff
JORGE VALLADARES SANDRA VALLA-
DARES AND AN ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT #1
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, UNKNOWN TENANT #2
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Oetendants)
SECOND RE-NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 3, 2008 and Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated 9/9/2008 and en
tered in Case No 2007-C-437, of the
Circuit court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circui in and for OKEECHOBEE County
Flonda AVELO MORTGAGE LLC is
Plaintiff and JORGE VALLADARES, SAN-
DRA VALLADARES, are defendants I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in he Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Cen
ter 312 NW 3rd Street, keechobee, FL
34972 at 11 00 a m, on the 5hi day of
Nov 2008, the following described
propey as set forth in sad Final Judg-
ment, to wt
LOTS 9,10,11 AND 12 OF BLOCK 0,
OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COM-
PANY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In ac-
cordance witthe ARmencans wih
Dsablities Act, persons needing a spe
coal accommodation to participate in tis
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
straor no later than seven days prior to
the roceeding at 250 NW County Club
Dnve Port St Lucie, Florida 34986
1772-807-4370 within two working
days of your recent of this notice I
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800 955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated his 16ih day of Sept 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Cle r
Van Ness Law Firm, PA
1239 E Newport Center Dnve
Suite #110
Deerield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone 954)571-2031
292640 ON 10/8 15/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008CA307
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST INC,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
DERCIEANDERSONAND
ANDREW ANDERSON
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 9/17/2008, and entered in Case
No 2008CA307 of the Circuit Court in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
where in LIVE OAK TRUST INC, A
Flonda Corporation is the Plaintff, and
DERCIE ANDERSON AND ANDREW
ANDERSON are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in Me Jury Assembly Room of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda at 11 o'clock A M on the 5th
day of November, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of Me Nort 1/2 of Tract 28
Secon 11 and the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2
of Tract 28 Secton 11 Township 34
South Range 33 East Okeechobee
County Florida
NOTICE

IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITION-
AL MONEY FROM TtE SALE AFTER
PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE
ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE
SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS
FINALJUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE
YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE
CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED
TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER
REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT
HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO
CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU
ARE ENTITLED PLEASE CHECK WITH
THE CLERK OF THE COURT OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW THIRD STREET OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA, WITHIN TEN 110
DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF
THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM
THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE
CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT
Dated at Okeechobee County, Flonda this
24th day of September, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, Jones Ingino & Morehead, PA
1333 S University Dnve #201
Plantation FL 33324
954) 473-6605
93363 ON 10/8,15/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-200B-CA-000269
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plamniff
vs
EDIVAR F FILHO, CARLA REIS A/K/A
CARLA D. FILHO; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants.
NOTCE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 3rd day of Sept 2008 and entered in
Case No 47-200B-CA-000269, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Flonda
wherein SUNTRUST BANK is he Plaintiff
and EDIVAR F FILHO CARLO D REIS
A/K/A CARLA D FILHO, JOHN DOE
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11 00
a m on the 29th day of Oct 2008 the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit
PARCEL 32, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITi-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance wth the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
person who, because of their
disabilihes need special accommoda-
tion to paicipate n this proceeding
should contact not later tan seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministraion at 772-807-4370
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 4th day of Sept 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circut Court
By /S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale Flonda 33309
Telephone (954)453-03605
Facsimile ( 54)771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
290710 ON 10/8,15/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA510
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR IXIS 2006-HE2 BY:
SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
F/K/A MERITECH MORTGAGE SER.
VICES, INC. ATTORNEY-IN-FACT,
Plaimiff
vs
JUAN MARIO URBINA A/K/A JUAN UR-
BINA A//A JUAN N. URBINA; ZILA
URBINA A/K/A ZILA LERMA A/K/A
ZEILA URBINA A/K/A ZILA LERMA
URBINA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
DeOendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 3rd day of Sept 2008 and entered in
Case No 2007CA510, of the Circui
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Flonda wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMENRICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR IXIS 2006-HE2 BY SAXON
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC F/KA
MERITECH MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC
ATTORNEYIN FACT is the Plantiff and
JUAN MARIO URBINA NK/A JUAN URBI-
NA A/K/A JUAN N URBINA, ZILA URBI-
NA A/KA ZILA LERMA A//A ZEILA
URBINA A/KA ZILA LERMA URBINA,
JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
at 11 00 am on the 29th day of Oct,
2008 the following descnbed property
as set forth in sad Final Judgment, to
wit
LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK 16, WRIGHT'S
FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORD RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance wih the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
person who, because of their
dsabilihes need special accommoda-
tion to arpaicipate n this proceeding
should contact not later an seven 7)
days pror to te proceeding Court Ad-
ministraion at 772-807-4370
1800 9558771 hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 voce Impaired)
Dated this 5th day of Sept 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circut Court
By/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Stree, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale Flonda 33309
Telephone (954)453 0365
Facsimile (054)771-6052
Toll Fee 1-800-441-2438
290721 ON 10/8,15/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-382
FREMONT INVESTMENT a LOAN
Plainiff
VS
CURT LUNDBERGetal
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
Notce is hereby given that, pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated 09/26/08, entered in Civil
Case Number 2007 CA 382, in the
Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE, Flori-
da wherein FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN is the Plainm, and CURT LUND
BERG, et al, are the Defendants, I will
sell the property situated in OKEECHO-
BEE, Flonda, described as
Lot 7 and the East 5 ft of Lot 8, Block 21,
OKEECHOBEE CITY SUBDIISIONac
cording to the plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 10, of the Public
Record of Okeechobee County, Flon
da, Lying and being in the NE 1/4 of
Section 16, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly
Room Second Floor, Okeechobee
Count Judicial Center 312 NW
Third Street, Oeechobee FL 34972 at
1100 am on the 12th day of Nov
2008 Any person claiming an interest
in te surplus from the sale, if any oth
er than te property owner as of the
date of the is pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated 9/30/2008


Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/Linda F Young
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In
Accordance wih the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later that sev-
en days priorto the proceeding at 250
NW County Club Dnve Port Lucie,
Flonda 34986, 1-772-807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt of
this NOTICE, IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955/9770
294505 ON 10/15,22/2008


I bl N i


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-228
D&F FINANCIAL SERVICES, a Florida general partnership,
Plantiff,
vs
SIMONE PROPERTIES, INC, a Florida cororaton, and NYSOLA GRANT,
individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of MELTON GRANT,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Defaul Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 3, 2008, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid
der for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11 00 am on Wednesday,
October 29, 2008, te property descnbed in Exhibit "A attached hereto Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property own-
er, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale
DATED tis 15TH day of September, 2008
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing was fumished by
U S Mal this 15TH day of September, 2008, to
MarkS Reisinger Esquire Nysola Grant
Raley & Harding, PA 14432 Weihngton Tro
20 North Eola Drive Wellington, Florida 33414
Onando, FL 32801
Simone Properies, Inc
2564 SW 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By /S/LINDAF YOUNG
Clerk of the Circuit Court
EXHIBIT "A"
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S 89050'17"W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 789 29 FEET THENCE BEAR S00v0943" E A DISTANCE OF
1980 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE BEAR SB950'17"W PARAL-
LEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 14 A DIS-
TANCE OF 150314 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR S 700A,
THENCE BEAR S10 2943" E ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID
S-700A A DISTANCE OF 670 88 FEET, THENCE BEAR N89`50'17" E A DISTANCE
OF 2647 64 FEET, THENCE BEAR N2429'00 E A DISTANCE OF 72615 FEET
THENCE BEAR S8905017"W A DISTANCE OF 156762 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING
THE WEST 330 FEET OF THE SOUTH 660 FEET OF THE EAST 660 FEET OF THE
NORTH 2640 FEET OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICLE EARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORN I OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S8050'17 W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID ACTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 78929 FEET THENCE BEAR SOi09'43"E A D TANCE OF
198000 FEET, THENCE BEAR N89'50'17"E A DISTANCE OF 191716 I ET TO THE
CENTER IF A GULLY MORE OR LESS AND THE POINT OF BEGINNI j, THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE THREAD OF SAID GULLY TO A POINT TIAT BEARS
N [P33'31"E AND A DISTANCE OF 134840 FEET FROM THE AFORE AID POINT
TH NCE BEAR N8938'13"E ALONG A LINE OF 660 00 FEET SOUTH 0 AND PAR
AL EL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SE TION 14 A
I .TANCE OF 61441 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF HE SOUTH
19 000 FEET OF THE EAST 660 00 FEET OF THE NORTH 2640 00 F ET OF SAID
E ,TION 14, THENCE BEAR S01 23'43"W A DISTANCE OF 1980 00 F ET TO THE
SC ITHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID EAST 660 00 FEET OF THE NOFTH 2640 00
FE T OF SAID SECTION 14, THENCE BEAR S8[931'13"W A DISTANCE OF 703 00
FE T, THENCE N0348'40" E A DISTANCE OF 657 49 FEET THENCE S89050'17"W
A ISTANE OF 154 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
A RCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 33
EA T, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SC BED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S8950'17"W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 78929 FEET THENCE BEAR S0009'43"E A DISTANCE OF
198000 FEET, THENCE BEAR N89'50'17"E A DISTANCE OF 1591 16 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N 80950'17"E A DISTANCE OF 479 98
EET, THENCE BEAR S03'48'40"W A DISTANCE OF 657 49 FEET, THENCE BEAR
8931'13"W A DISTANCE OF 737 24 FEET, THEN BEAR N2429'00"E A DIS-
ANCE OF 726 15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
HE SOUTH 1980 FEET OF THE EAST 660 FEET OF THE NORTH 2640 FEET OF
SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
LORIDA, LESS THE WEST 330 FEET OF THE SOUTH 660 FEET OF THE EAST 660
EET OF THE NORTH 2640 FEET OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE
3 EAST
OT 9, SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH. RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
LAT THEREOF OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY AS RECORDED IN PLAT
OOK 4, PAGE 3-B OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
A
P PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
AST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
CRIBED AS FOLLOWS
BEGINNING A THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 14, BEAR N
123'52"E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN 0 R BOOK 232, PAGE 1567, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY A DISTANCE OF 275784 FEET, THENCE
EAR S8938'13"W, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THAT SAID PROPERTY
DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 232, PAGE 1567 AND OR BOOK 235, PAGE 1563,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY A DISTANCE OF 66000 FEET TO
HE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN 0 R BOOK 249,
AGE 758, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, THENCE BEAR
89032'57"W, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
SR BOOK 249, PAGE 758, A DISTANCE OF 1429 61 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN 0 R BOOK 235, PAGE 1563, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, THENCE BEAR SB949'58"W, ALONG SAID
OlINDARY OF SAID 0 R BOOK 235, PAGE 1563 TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY
IN OF COUNTY ROAD #700 A, A DISTANCE OF 2647 56 FEET, THENCE BEAR
1 P29'43"E, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD #700-A,
STANCE OF 2175 40 FEET THENCE BEAR N7902'15"E, TO THAT EASEMENT
DE CRIBED IN OR BOOK 188, PAGE 755, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
CO NTY A DISTANCE OF 3013 34 FEET THENCE BEAR N631817"E, ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID EASEMENT RECORDED IN OR BOOK 188, PAGE 755, A
DIT TANCE OF 52 53 FEET, THENCE BEAR S0849 43"E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SA 1 EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN 0 R BOOK 188, PAGE 755 AND THE EXTENSION
TH REOE TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF 120335
FEFT THENCE BEAR S83952 34"E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A STANCE OF 1083 58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
29 929N 10/8,15/08


IN THE CIRCUfT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007CA407
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES ASSET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-FRE2,
Plainff
vs
CURT UNDBERG, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo
sure dated September 17 2008 and
entered in Case No 2007CA407 of the
Circuitd Court of the NINETEENTH Judi
cial Circut in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flionda wherein US BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS
TEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2006 FRE2, is the Plantiff and
CURT LUNDBERG, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CURT LUNDBERG, CYN-
THIA S BAKER, are the Defendats I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00AM, on the 5th day of
November, 2008, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said FI-
nat Judgment
LOT 4, AND THE EAST 25 FEET OF
LOT 5, BLOCK 21, OKEECHOBEE CITY
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA LYING AND BEING IN THE
NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SEC
TION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH
RANGE 35 EAST
NK/A 50512TH STREET NW,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in he
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sxty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept 24, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Crcud Court
By /S/Linda F Youn
Deputy Cle 1
293313 ON 10/8,15/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY
Plantif
VS CASE NO 2008 CA 332
AKHTAR H GUDARO, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AKHTAR H GUDARO,
ALION KHAN THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALION KHAN, MOHAM-
MAD H MAMUN, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MOHAMMAD H MAMUN,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIE, AND DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S),
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notce is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above styled
cause in the Cicuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Hendry County, Flonda,
descnbed as
LOT B, FRA-MAR RANCHES, ACCORD.
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 2,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE.
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AK/A
5867 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee,FL 34972
at pubic sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock, AM, on
10/29/2008
DATED this 17th day o Sept, 2008
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 17th day of Sept 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of he Circut Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY
Law Offices of Daniel C Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 3319-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In
accordance with the American with
Dilsalitie Act of 1990, persons need1
Ing a special accommodation lo partil-
pate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
Florida 34986, 1.772-807.4370 within
two working days of your receipt of this
NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1.-00-955-9771, IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-CA-296
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS CUSTODIAN FOR
MORGAN STANLEY, MSAC 2007-HE5
BY SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES,
INC AS THEIR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT,
Plaintiff
vs
ARTHUR G WILLIAMSON, metal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No 2007-CA-296 of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE Count, Flonda wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS CUSTODIAN FOR MORGAN
STANLEY MSAC 2007-HE5 BY SAX-
ON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC AS
THEIR ATIORNY-IN-FACT, is the
Plaintiff and ARTHUR G WILLIAM-
SON, NORMA L WILLIAMSON, are the
Defendants I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11 00AM, on
the 5th day of November, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment
LOT 44 OF MOUTH OF TAYLOR, A
SUBDIVISION OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
A/KA 3113 SOUTH EAST 33RD COURT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-6810
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a clam
wlfhin si (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept 24, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
293352 ON 10/8,15/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY, Planlf
VS CASE NO 2008 CA 98
GOPINATHAN G NAIR NK/A GOPINA-
THAN NAIR, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF GOPINATHAN G NAIR A/K/A GO-
PINATHAN NAIR SHYAMALA G ANIR,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENANT(S) IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S), UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKN OWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, n the Circuit Court of Okeecho
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, descnbed as
PARCEL 10 SUNCREEK RANCH AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
A/K/A
MA/A
13688 SE 56th Circle
Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judl-
cial Center 312 NW 3rd Sieet. 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock, AM, on
10/29/2008
DATEDTHIS19th day of Sept, 2008
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Winess, my hand and seal of his court
onte 19h day of Sept, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circul Court
By/S/LINDA YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 190, persons
needing a special accommodation Iu
partlcipale In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinalor no latr
than seven (7) gays prior to the pro-
ceedin s I haing impaired, please
call (00) 935-9771 (IDO) or
100) 95-770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service
293262 ON 10/8,15/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-CA-404
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUST,
Plaintiff
vs
BARRY BIONDO, el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortiage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No 2007-CA-404 of
the Circut Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Flonda wherein DEUTS-
CHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST, is the
Plaintiff and BARRY BIONDO, SHER-
MAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC, are the
Defendants, I wi lle to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11 00AM, on
the 5th day of November, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment
LOT 9 IN SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 00007,
PAGE 0061, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
WK/A 2442 SE 67TH WAY
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of te Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAN and the seal of this
Court on Sept 24, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk ofthe Circul Court
By /S/ Linda Young
Deputy Clerk
293468 ON 10/8,15/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008.CA-176
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTH.
ERS-STRUCTURED ASSET SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION SASCO
2007.BNC1,
Plaintiff
vs
RONALD GRUMBLING AK/A RONALD
D GRUMBLING, el al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17 2008 and
entered in Case No 47 2008 CA 176
of the Circut Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County Flonda wherein US
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS-
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION SASCO 2007 BNC1,
is the Plainff and RONALD GRUM-
BLING A/K/A RONALD D GRUM
BLING, TENANT #1 N/K/A MATTHEW
GRUMBLING are the Defendants, I will
sell to the hi hest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00AM, on the 5th day of
November, 2008, the following de
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER E 1/4)
OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER
SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP
37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, AND BE
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF SECTION 22, THENCE
BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MIN-
UTES 31 SECONDS WEST, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 12800 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE BEAR
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SEC
TION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 108 00
FEET THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS
WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH
THE NORTHLINE OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTH
WEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 16214 FEET TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST
9TH AVENUE, THENCE BEAR NORTH
00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 14 SEC
ONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 9TH AVE-
NUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 10800
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTH
WEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES
06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SEC
TION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 16213
FEETTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
NK/A 1115SE 9THAVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the pro erty owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendense ust Mhe a claim
within siy (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept 24, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/S/ Linda F Youn
Deputy Clen
293665 ON 10/8,15/08


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Plannin
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6 0
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers. Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida
To consider a request to change the zoning distinct from Industal (IND) to Resi-
dential Single Family-One (RSF-1) for Petiton No 08-007-R The petition is being
submitted by property owners) Roland and Michele Mossel The property is locate
ed at 116 Northwest9th Street
Legal descnption Lots 19 and 20 of Block 37 Okeechobee according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 5. Page 5 Public Records of Okeechobee County
Flonda, and is approximately 0 321 acres,
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City website www citvofokeecho-
abee co, or contact the General Services Department, belementacitvolokeecho
bee com, (863)763-3372 x 218 A copy of e entire applhcation(s) are available at
the General Services Department The Planning Board will make recommendations
to the City Council for consideration and final adoption tentatvely scheduled for
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
PLEASE TAKE NOlCE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals wilf re
aspect to any mater considered at this meebng, or hearing will need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based Media are used for the sole pur
pose of back-up for the General Services Office
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disablihes needing special accommodation to participate in
his proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218, if you are heanng or voice impaired,
call TDD 1800-9558770 (voice) or 1888-955-8771 (TTY)
BY Bnan Whitehal, Zoning Administrator
Petiton No 08-007-R
294829 ON 10/5,15/08

Nolice of Pre-Salicllation Conference
For Compartments B & C Buildouts and Lakeside Ranch
Stormwater Trealment Areas
October 16, 200B- 5-7 pm
South Florida Water Management District Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
The South Flonda Water Management Distct (SFWMD), a 16-county regional area
ranging from Odando to the Flonda Keys, is pleased to present a Pre-Solcication
Conference for Request for Bids RFB) from entities interested in submitting bids for
the construction of four Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) and associated water
control structures in Sout Florida
The value of the four projects is expected to total $150 million The projects range
in size from 2,700 acres to 6,395 acres The anticipated services may include but
not limited to site cleanng and grubbing and removal of muck (organic soil), dnlling
blasting and excavation of n-situ matenals for use in the construction of evees and
berms, excavation and shaping of seepageinflow/outow canals, construction of
water control structures, and construction of small pump stations (100 cubic feet
per second or less)
Minimum qualificatons/qurements will be stated in the RFBs All interested par-
tes are invited to atend a pre-solicitation conference on Thursday, October 16,
2008 to obtain more information about the process for the four upcoming bids A
list of potential sub-contractors who are already certlied wih the District as Small
Business Enterpnses will be available at this conference
On the dates of release, the SFWMD will make the RFBs available to interested en-
ttes on the Distncts web site and at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Flon-
da
Compartment C Buildout Stormwater Treatment Area is located on a 6,395 acre
se in Hendry County, west of the Rotenberger Wildlife Refuge, approximately 25
miles south oa Clewiston
Compartment B North Buildout Stormwter Treatment Area is located on a 4,500
acre site in Palm Beach County, approximately 20 miles south of South Bay on the
east side of US 27
Compartment B South Buildoul Stormwater Treatmenl Area is located on a 3,000
acre site in Palm Beach County appromately 25 miles south of South Bay on the
east side of US 27
Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area North is located on a 2,700 acre ste
in western Martn County between the Beeline Highway and US 441
Building these projects is a major economic undertaking that is expected to generate
a large demand for local goods and services Special efforts are being made to en-
sure that a wide variety of vendors and contractors are ulized and tat the local
workforce is involved
For more information, please contact Matthew Alexander at 561-242-5520 x4079 or
visit the Sout Florida Water Management Distct's web site at wwwsfwmd go
296108 ON 10/15/08


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NOTICE
The Value Adlustment Board of Okeechobee County is scheduled to convene on
Tuesday, October 28, 2008, Wednesday October 29, 2008 and Thursday, October
30, 208 at 9 00 am at the Healt Department Auddonum, 1728 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board wit respect to any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purposes, he or she will need to ensure That a verbatim record of such pro-
ceedings is made which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based
In accordance with the Amencans wit Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286 26, persons with disabilites needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Sham or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two (2)
working days pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext 2100 If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
Marvm Wherrel, Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County Fonda
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adlustment Board
Okeechobee County Flonda
295692 ON 10/15,22/08

NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING
NOTICE: The Cty of Okeechobee Panning Board will meet as the Local Plannng
Agency on Thurday, October 23, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by Cty Staff or citizens, to
the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the
adopted Land Development Regulations (LDRs) All amendments are forwarded,
with a recommendation, to the City Council for final consideration The meeting will
be held at Ciy Hal 55 Souheast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City web site www cituotoeecho
bee cor or contact the General Services Department, bIleentienitavookeecho-
beecom, (83)6373-3372x218
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any mater considered at this
meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for
the department
In accordance with the Amencans wit Disabilities Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
28626, persons with disabilites needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Bety Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863 763 3372 x 218, i ou are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-888-955-8771 (TTY)
BY Bnan Whitehall Zoning Admmiistator
294822 ON 10/5,15/08
I
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6:00
pm or as soon thereafter as possible Tie meeting wil be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Fon-
da
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Applicaion No 08-006-SSA The application is submitted by Fran-
me Watford and Elbert Baton, on behalf of property ownerss, Adbul and Yasmm
Cumber The application is to change the Future Land Use designabon from Sin
gle Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for vacant property located at 309 Northeast
41h Street
Legal description Lots 1 to 12, inclusive of Block 110, Okeechohee, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 Public Records of Okeechobee
County Flonda
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from te City website www citvookeecho
beecom, or contact the General Services Department, bfiementcitavofokeecho-
eeocom, (863) 763-3372 x 218 A copy of the entre applications) are available
at the Genera vices Department The Planning Board will make recommend
tons to the City Council for consideration and final adoption tentatively scheduled
for Tuesday, November 18, 2008
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a vertaim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes tie testimony and evidence upon which the ap
peal is to be based General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department
In accordance wih the Amencans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286 26 persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Bety Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218, if you are heanng or voice im
paired, call TDD 1-800-955-8770(tOice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
BY Bnan Whitehall Zonn Adminisrator
Applation No 08-006SSZ A
294832 ON 10/5,15/08

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6 00
p m or as soon thereafter as osible The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Flonda
To consider Special Exception Petiion No 08-011SE, submitted by Muhammad
Noorudin on behalf of property ownerss, A M S A Holding, LL, to allow an as-
sisted living facility within a Commercial Professional Office Zoing District (Ref
Code Book Section 90223(10))
Property is located at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue Legal description Lots 3 to 6 of
Block 78 City of Okeechobee, and is approximately 0 5 acres
A copy of te entire applications and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at ty Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218
Please be advised that the Board of Adlustment and Appeas will serve as the de-
cision making body (quasi judicial on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe
cial Exception Pettions
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals wit respect to any mat
ter considered at this meeting, or heang will need to ensure a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which fe appeal is to be based General Services media is for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of Me department
In accordance with the Amencans wit Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286 26, persons wit disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Bety Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218, i you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1800955 8770 (voice) or 1-800955 8771 (FTY)
BY nan Whitehll Zoning Admnistrator
Pettion No 08-011-SE
294826 ON 10/5.15/08


Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


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


REQUEST FOR BIDS
GOODS AND SERVICES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) wll receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of secunng the following
Lawn Mowing Services
Detailed bid documents are available
upon request from the office of the Ex
ecutive Director at 100 SW 5th
Avenue (Tel) 863763-9460, (Fax)
863 763 9036 The OUA reserves the
night to reflect any or all bids and to
waive any formalities in any bid
wherever such rejection or waiver is
determined to be in the best interest of
the OUA
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to
the Executive Director's office located
at Okeechobee Ulity Authonty Office.
100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
FL 34974 on or before 3 00 PM on
November 7,2008

John Hayford
Executive Director
295268 ON 10/15,17,19/08






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NOTICE OF SALE
The following property will be sold at
public auction per FI Stat
715105 106 and 715 109 for storage
and other charges for which a lien on
same is claimed Auction is October
30, 2008 at 100 AM at River Bluff
RV Resort Inc (Lienor), 14725 NW
1st Pkwy, Okeechobee FL 34972
Phone 863 467 7528 No tiles, as
is, cash only
1980 Parker Traler
VIN 1537
Owner/Tenant Anthony Lee Phillips
Linholder None
1998 Challenger Travel Trailer
VIN 44HFCOP20W4013728
Owner/Tenant Betty Jane Trobndge
or James Thomas Trobridge
Lienholder Old Kent Bank &
Fifth Third Bank
Interested parties, contact
Stae Filing Service, Inc
772-595-9555
296061 ON 10/15.22/08


PROCLAMATION
NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 4, 2008
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City of Okee-
chobee, and Flonda State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call
General City Elections at the ime and manner provided therein
NOW, THEREFORE, I James E Kk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida do
hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION to be held
by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee, Flonda, on Tuesday, No-
vember 4, 2008, during the regular hours of voting, to wit from 7 00 a m to
7 00 pm for the purpose of electing the allowing officers to serve as such for
four (4) years beginning January 6, 2009 and ending January 15, 2013 following
such election or until their successors are elected and qualified
TWO (2) COUNCIL MEMBERS
Sad election shall be held in the County rolling or voting places within the Muncial
precincts of Me duly qualified City electors, which precincts have been estab-
ished by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor of
Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee County
IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Electon, I have hereunto
set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Flonda and caused the corp
rate seal of said City to be afned, and attested to by tMe City Clerk, tsi 5th day of
August, 200
BY James E Kirk, Mayor
ATTEST Lane amiotea, CMC, City Clerk
294175 ON 10/1,15/08



PROJECT NO OCSB20722
NEW DATA BUILDING
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Operabons Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, 938 NE 34th Street, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 up to 10 00 a m December 11, 2008 for all matenals and labor neces-
sary for below
CAUTION BID PACKAGESSENTBYOVERNIGHTCARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME
New Date Building
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of
Dale Barret, Director of Operatons
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941 365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of sad Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barren, upon the deposit of $100 00 for one set of plans
and specifications, sad deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specificatons in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid
Each bid shall be accompanied by he following
*List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in connec-
on with this project
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good fath and guaranteeing that the suc-
cessful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee County
a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Flonda Statute Section
1013 47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the contact guar-
anteeing the performance of said contract
Faiure to provide any ol the documents outlined above wil be
grounds for
rejection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said
roeet
MANATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE Thursday November 13 200 .
prevailing time at the office of Dale Barret, Director of Operations,
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 The following documents shall accompany the
Owner/Contractor Agreement
SPayment Bond as required by Section 101345 and 255 05 Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto Each bond shall be is
sued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State of
Flonda having a general bond holder's rating of A+- excellent and a financial rat-
ing of BBB+ or better in Flonda satisfactory to the Owner, within ten (10) days af
ter being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be pad by the
Contractor Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
tins
Public Entiy Cnmes sworn statement under Secton 287133(3(a), Fionda Stat-
utes
Drug Free Workplace Certrication
Trench Safety Afidavi, if applicable
Signature Acknowledgment of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Secion 1012465,
Flonda Statutes
The Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed within 12
months of Notice to Proceed and have the punch list items and site cleanup, to-
tally completed within 30 days thereafter Failure to do so will result in liquidated
damages in the amount of $500 00 per day for each day the date of actual sub-
stantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion, and a
further sum of $100 00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the
date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of fnal complebon
The successful bidder if any, wll be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informalties All proposals shall remain n force for 30 days af-
ter the date of opening
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Paticia G Cooper Ed D, Supenntend nt of Schools
295574 ON 10/15.22,29/08


Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified


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




16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 200E


Yard & Bar Sale-Antiques,
tools, cook books, clothes,
Ethan Allen Furniture, new
1000 Ib gun safe, new lin-
coln welder/generator, table
saw, wood lathe, hickory
and cherry wood, model car,
hat and toy tractor collection.
16 aluminum cargo trailer,
motor home, house jacks,
commercial singer sewing
machine, office furniture,
hospital bed, golf cart much
much more. Oct 16,17 & 18
9am to 5pm 674 NW 113th
Drive, Quail Acres.
MOMENTUM 620 Elliptical
Trainer In great shape, 3
smart programs $150.
(863)763-2546
WEIDER 8530 Home Gym -
needs new cable, you move.
$200. (863)763-2546
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $675/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
Doublewide 3BR/1BA, cen-
tral a/c & heat 1st, last &
sec., $650 mo., in town, no
pets. (863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/1ba,
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE: Nice,
3br/1.5ba, $550/mo + 1st,
Last & Sec. Dep. In town. No
pets. Call (863)763-6232
EZGO ELECTRIC 1981 -
3-Wheel,Runs good,
Chg,Win&Lights,Good rub-
ber. $600. (863)673-4660
CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
(863)467-4650
^* ^ II


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CP-191
Division: Probate
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
AUDREY M. DUKES
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of AU-
DREY M DUKES, deceased, whose
date of death was June 26, 2008, and
whose social secunty wmober is
371-104028, is pending in he Circu
Court for Okeahobee County, Flonda,
Prbate Division, the address of which
is 312 North West 3rd Street Oee-
chobee, Foinda 34972 The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentaive and the personal repsena-
tive's attorney are set fort h boow
All credits of the decedent and other
persons having claims a demands
again decednt's esta on whom a
copy of this notice s rqireq d to be
served must file their claims with tis
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All credoirs of the decedent and other
persons hang claims o demands
against decedent's estate must fle
te'r claims with s court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF TE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 121 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first pblicanon of ahs noice
is ctober1th, 2008,
Attorney for Person Giving Notce
JEFFREY A FADLEY PA.
Fla BarNo'035667
Attorney for Peuoner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobhe, FL 34974
Telephone 863) 763-5733
Facsimile, (863) 763-6199
Person GiiNotice
Cal Savickas
Post Office Box 25632
Sarasota, FL 34277
296359 ON 10/15.22/08
Your new car could be in
today's paper Have
you looked for it?
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift Look
for it in the classified.

^I I. II


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before he City of Okeechabee Planing
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 600
pm or as soon thereafter as possible The meeting wl be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Flon.
da
To consider a request to change the zonng dislict from Residential Sgle Family-
One (RSF1) to Heavy Commercial (CHIV for Peoion No 08-006-R, The petton
s being suited by Frannie Watlord and Elbet Batton, n behalf of fprperty
owner (s Abdul and Yasmin Cumber, The vacant property is located a 30E
Notheast 4th Sareet
Legal descnpton Lots 1 to 12, inclusive of Block 110, Okeechobee, according to
the Fa there recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Floada, and is approximately 1.92 acres,
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City website www.clninofkeeho-
beecmn, or contact the General Services Department amL cvNofkeecho
be 86 7 26-3372 x 218. A copy of the entire alicaon(s) are available
at the General Services DepartmenL The Plannng Board wll make recommenda-
ions to the Ciy Council for consideration and final adopton tentatively scheduled
forTuesday, November 18,2008
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning BoardBoard of Adjustments and Appeals wih re-
spec to any matter condered at this meng, or hearing will need to ensure a
vebam record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence pon which he appeal is to be based Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for he General Services Office
In accordance wih the Americans with Disabiltes Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needng special accommodation to participate ir
this proceeding should contact Bety Clement, no later Shan two (2) working days
pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218: if y are hearing or voice Im-
ared, call mTD 1-800-955-8770 voice) or 1-888-955-8771 (1TY),
YBran Whateal, Zening Administrator'
Petiton No 08-006-R
294831 ON 1015,15/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 8OCP-18
IN RE ESTATE OF
LOIS KELLEY JOHNSON, a/ka
LOIS K. JOHNSON
Deceased
NHmCE TO CREDITORS
The administalon of the estate of LOIS
KELLEY JOHNSON, a/k/a LOIS K,
JOHNSON, deceased, whose date of
death was September 6, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for OKee-
chobee County, Flonda rotate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312
Northwest 3rd Skeet Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represented
and the personal reesemtave's aSor-
my are set forth below
Al credors of te decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of ths notice is required to be
served must file their claims wth this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
Al other creators of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
ile their claims wih this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733,702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM RLED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this noce
is October 15h, 2008,
Attorney for Persona Represenative
Abel A. Pulnam
Attorney for Gwynn Kelley Johnson
Flonda Bar No 024090
Putnam, Creghton & Airth, PA
Post Office Box 3545
Laeland, Florida 33802-3545
Telephone, (863) 682-1178
Fax (863) 683-3700
Personal Representative'
GWYNN KELLEY JOHNSON
Post Office Box 266
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
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UF experts encourage butterfly watching


Expect hobby to
take wing with new
publications

By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE-Butterfly
lovers used to catch and collect
the insects, but in recent years,
just watching them has be-
come popular -- and University
of Florida experts say it could
boost scientific research and
economic development.
To encourage hobbyists,
UF recently issued four publi-
cations aimed at newcomers,
written by Jaret Daniels, an as-
sistant professor with UF's In-
stitute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
The publications, produced
in collaboration with the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, cover but-
terfly watching basics, Florida
butterfly gardening, 50 com-
mon butterflies of Florida and a
butterfly checklist. They're sold
as a package, titled Florida But-
terfly Encounters, available for
$7 from UF's IFAS Extension
Bookstore.
To find the package, go to:
www.ifasbooks.ufl.edu, find
the "Natural Resources" sec-
tion, click on "Books" and scroll
to the bottom of the page.
"Butterfly watching is a
good activity for families be-
cause it doesn't require you
to get up at 6 a.m.-you can
get up at 10 a.m. and not miss
anything," said Mr. Daniels,
assistant director for research
with the McGuire Center for
Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at


the Florida Museum of Natural
History.
Butterfliesare typicallyactive
during the summer and most
can be found near flowering
plants, he said. Some species
prefer sun, others like shade.
Florida is home to 187 butter-
fly species, about 10 percent of
them found nowhere else.
All that's needed is patience,
sunblock and the ability to rec-
ognize a few common species,
Mr. Daniels said. But it doesn't
hurt to take along a butterfly
field guide, binoculars and a
notebook and pen to record
observations.
For those who want to be-
come more involved, there's
the Florida Butterfly Monitoring
Network, a statewide organi-
zation based at UF's McGuire
Center and found at http://
www.flbutterflies.net.
To help UF scientists keep
tabs on local populations,
FBMN trains volunteers to ob-
serve butterflies and report
data, Mr. Daniels said. By shar-
ing information with policy-
makers and land managers,
FBMN promotes conservation
and public awareness.
The health of butterfly
populations in an area can
provide a yardstick for gauging
the ecosystem's overall health,
said Akers Pence, FBMN state
program coordinator and one
of Mr. Daniels' postdoctoral as-
sociates.
Butterflies are well-suited
to this type of assessment be-
cause they're large and easy to
identify, Mr. Pence said.
Those characteristics are
part of the reason butterflies
could play a larger role in Flor-


AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Tyler Jones
Jaret Daniels makes notes on a giant swallowtail feeding at the UF campus in Gaines-
ville. Daniels, program director for the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network, authored
four publications on butterfly watching now available from UF. The network encour-
ages Florida residents to observe butterflies and submit data, useful in tracking but-
terfly populations and overall ecosystem health.


ida's ecotourism industry, said
Anne Glick, section leader for
wildlife viewing partnership
and outreach with the state
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission in Tallahassee.
Commission personnel de-
veloped the idea for the but-
terfly-watching publications
several years ago, in response
to rising interest in the hobby
nationwide, Ms. Glick said. It's
part of a larger FWC effort to
spur interest in Florida ecotour-
ism.
The Sunshine State is the
nation's No. 1 destination for


wildlife viewing, Ms. Glick said.
In 2006, 4.2 million people
watched Florida wildlife, gener-
ating retail sales of $3.1 billion,
according to an FWC report.
Later this year, FWC will
begin providing butterfly-
watching information at many
sites in the eastern section of
the Great Florida Birding Trail,
which includes 135 sites in 18
counties. The agency is also
working with UF to establish a
demonstration butterfly garden
at the Chinsegut Nature Center
near Brooksville, scheduled to
open in November.


Interest in butterfly watch
ing continues to grow, and the
hobby could benefit from fur
their crossover with bird watch
ing, said Doug Taron, director
of the Illinois Butterfly Monitor
ing Network.
"A large percentage of out
monitors came to us from the
birding community," said Mr
Taron, based in Chicago. "Ii
seems to be a natural fit. Man3
of the skills are similar, anc
people find they enjoy usinr
that skill-set for a new group o
organisms."


UF pub helps families manage financially


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE To help
families struggling to make
ends meet, the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences has pub-
lished a new bottom-line guide
to personal finances.
Titled "Managing in Tough
Times," the 40-page booklet is
available free at county exten-
sion offices and online at http://
fycs.ifas.ufl.edu.
The booklet was created in
response to recent economic
woes, said Nayda Torres, a pro-
fessor and chairwoman of UF's
family, youth and community
sciences department.
"Families are faced with
making difficult choices as the
cost of living continues to in-
crease but their income does
not," Ms. Torres said.
Published in English and
Spanish, the booklet contains
18 chapters, addressing topics
from savings and teen


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
OKEECHOBEECOUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
INCOMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1-NOI-4701-(A)-(1)
The Deparent gives notice of ts intent to find the Amendment to the Compre-
hensive Plan for Okeechobee County, adopted by Ordinance No 2008-06 on August
14, 2008, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sectons 163.3184, 1633187 and
163,3189, ES,
The adopted Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan Amendnent and the De-
partments Objections, Recommendaions and Comments Report, (if any), are
available for public inspection Monday through Fnday, except for al holidays, dur-
ing normal business hours, at the Okeechbee County Planing and Deelopment
Department, 499 Northwest 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Floida 34972
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, FS., has a ngt to petition
for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determminaion hat
the Amendment to the Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance
as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), FS. The petition must be filed within twenty-
one (21) days afer publicaon of this notice, and must include all of the information
and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106201, FA C The petition must be
filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Communiy Affairs, 2555 Shtmard Oak
Boulevard, Talahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the
local government Failure to timely file a peibon shall consfi~te a waver of any
night to request an adminstrave proceeding as a peoitoner under Sectons 120 569
ad 120 57, FS, I a petion is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing wil
he to present evidence and testimony an forward a recommended order to ihe De-
partment, If no petition is filed, his Notice of intent shall become inal agency ac-
tion
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petion for leave to intervene in the
proceeding A petition for interverton must be iled at least twenty (20) days before
the fnal hearing and must include all of the Iformagon and contends descdbed in
Uniform Rule 28-106.205, FAC A petAon for leave to intervene shall be filed at
the Division of Administrave Hearings, Deparent of Managemet Services, 1230
Apaachee Parkway, Talahassee, londa 32399-3060 Falure to peion to Inter-
vene within he allowed time frame constitutes a waver of any nght such a person
has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS, or to participate
in the administrative heann
After an adminisratve hearing peilion is timely filed, mediahon is available pursu-
ant to Sub-section 16331893)(a, FS, to any affected person who is made a par-
ty to the proceeding by ling mat request with he administrative law judge assigned
by the D vsion of Admiisfaive Heanngs The choice of mediahon shall not affect
a party's right to an administrative heading
Mike McOane, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planing
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Ta-
laasee, Honda 32399-2100
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TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Commitaee of he City of
Okeechobee will meet In Regular Sessin on Wednesday, Otober 22, 2008, at
10:00 a.m., City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Sm 200, Okeechobee, Horda, The public
is ineied and encourage d a A epy of the agenda will be available on
our websbae ww clvofkeechohee com or contact te General Services Depaa-
ment (863)763-3372 218,
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that i any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Technca Review Committee wi respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a recad of the pro-
ceedings, and lr such purpose may need to ensure a vetoa'im reccid of the pro-
ceedings is made, wtich record Iclades the teshmony and evidence upon which
te appeal is to be bsed Meda are used for the sole purpose of back-upfor the
General Services Office,
In accordance wit the Amencans with Disabildies Act (ADA) and Flodda S~atte
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodahon to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea, no later Man two (2) working
days pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 214:; you are heanng or voice
impared, call DD 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TY)
By Brin Whitehall, City Administator
Bey Clement General Services Coordinator
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employment to stress and low-
cost entertainment. Each chap-
ter was written by UF experts in
the subject.
But users will need to do
more than read the booklet,
they'll need to take action, said
Michael Gutter, a family, youth
and community sciences as-
sistant professor who led the
project.
For example, one of the
most important steps in finan-
cial management is determin-
ing your net worth, which
means taking stock of assets
and liabilities, Mr. Gutter said.
The process may take a little
time, but it provides a road
map for progress.
"We encourage people
to assess their situation right
now," he said. "But we also
want them to look ahead just
a bit."
That means finding ways to
increase income and reduce
expenses, the keys to building
wealth. Much of the booklet is
devoted to ideas on prioritizing
debts and handling them more


efficiently, saving money on
basic needs, and finding over-
looked sources of income.
Unlike most UF extension
publications, "Managing in
Tough Times" is the size of an
address book and printed on
tough card-stock pages held to-
gether with a ring binder. It was
designed this way to encourage
users to carry it with them, Mr.
Gutter said.
Family, youth and commu-
nity sciences faculty had been
discussing the idea of a bottom-
line financial project for some
time, he said. But the booklet
was created at the request of
IFAS Dean for Extension Larry
Arrington, who was concerned
about recent events.
"As we looked around the
state at the pressures facing
families as a result of energy
costs, rising living expenses
and the number of families
struggling with mortgages, we
decided that a quick reaction
was necessary," Mr. Arrington
said.
Department faculty and


extension personnel are plan-
ning an education program for
Florida residents based on the
booklet, Mr. Gutter said. The


program, emphasizing discus
sion and practical activities, wil
be available at extension office.
beginning later this year.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 17


Sideline attire catches criticism


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Tom Landry used to walk the
sidelines with a hat, suit and tie.
Modern day coaches can be seen
in sweat shirts and other casual
wear. The question is what is ap-
propriate for coaches to wear on
game day?
That question was posed to
Brahmans Coach Chris Branham
after a few Speak Out calls have
been received at the Okeecho-
bee News questioned the baggy
shorts his coaches have worn
twice this year. They wore them
at the kickoff classic against St.
Lucie West Centennial and again
two weeks ago.
Coach Branham said there is
no official dress code for coaches
at Okeechobee High School. He
noted the pants his staff has worn
are professional and comfortable
and have gotten the approval of
the school athletic director and
administration.
Branham said the Florida High
School Athletic Association also
recommends that coaches wear
shorts on the sidelines. He noted
his coaches spent their own mon-
ey to buy them and that they are
actually more costly than regular
pants. Each pair costs about $75.
The shorts are a little longer
than most and because they run
down below the knees.
"I think they should worry


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Offensive line coach Rex Erwin encourages his players be-
fore the Kick Off Classic on Aug. 29.


more about what is going on on
the field than what is going on on
the sidelines. We're winning this
year and they don't have anything
to complain about," he said.
Branham said his players and
coaches always dress profession-
ally. He noted when they go on
the road players sometimes wear
suits and ties, and other times col-
lared shirts and nice jeans.
Branham said his coaches also
wear long pants at some games
and really wear clothing that is
regularly accepted around the
sport and in the business com-


munity.
"Why don't people look at the
positives?" the coach said. "These
are professional clothes. We
aren't showing any underwear.
Our shirts are tucked in. We have
dressed professionally."
Branham said the complainers
should have a field day at the next
home game on Halloween. That
will be a camouflage night as
spectators and football staff will
be encouraged to wear camou-
flage outfits.
"My staff will wear camouflage
and combat boots," he added.


Golfers show improvement at districts


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Girls' Golf squad showed steady
progress during the 2008 season
and saved their best for last in
Monday's district 17-2A tourna-
ment in Fort Pierce.
Okeechobee finished fifth
out of eight teams at the 18 hole
championships.
"We didn't win a match all year
and then we do that," Golf Coach
Lonnie Sears said, "We finished
above a couple of teams that had
beaten us during the year."
The Lady Brahmans had three
freshmen and a sophomore on
their squad this year so that bodes


well for the future.
Sears said he told the girls if
they work hard in the off season
they can really be a factor in the
future, "The girl's worked hard
and showed a willingness to
want to learn. I told them to play
more golf, hit the ball, and prac-
tice. If they put in some time, they
could be a force in the next year
or two."
Paige Arnold shot 131 to
lead Okeechobee on the par 70
course. Emily Raulerson shot 135.
Raychel Rabon shot 141. Shiane
Prescott shot 155 and Sarah Payne
shot 172.
Vero Beach won the tourna-
ment by one stroke over Martin


County. South Fork was a distant
third and Centennial was fourth.
Alex Buelow of Martin County
shot 77 to win the individual title
at the Gator Trace Country Club.
Jackie Kanzler shot 78 for the
Lady Tigers. Lacey Kirkwood of
South Fork finished third with a
12 over par, 82.
Sears said his girls aren't at
that level of play but that he thinks
they can really lower their scores
if they play a lot this summer.
"They can't play once per year
and expect to compete," he said.
"They were pretty excited about
the districts. It was a tough course
too and the conditions (it rained
off and on) weren't the greatest."


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2009 FLW Stren Tournament in Clewiston


Tropical Storm Fay's rainfall,
which helped fill Lake Okeecho-
bee, came too late to change
the plans for the 2009 FLW Stren
Tournament. In order to meet
scheduling and advertising re-
sponsibilities, the decision re-
garding the location of the 2009
FLW Stren Tournament had to be
made in June of 2008. Due to the
low lake levels at that time, it was


decided to hold the tournament
in Clewiston instead of Okeecho-
bee as previously planned.
With uncertainty of lake levels
rising during this decision period,
even with low lake levels the an-
glers could still fish the Rim Canal
in Clewiston and the FLW Stren
Tournament would still remain in
the Lake Okeechobee area.
There were no other factors


in that decision according to Bill
Taylor, Director of Tournament
Operations for FLW Outdoors.
For any future concerns regard-
ing scheduling of tournaments or
questions regarding tournaments
in Okeechobee County, contact
the Okeechobee Tourist Develop-
ment Council office at 863-763-
3959.


OHS Bowling Report


Thursday, Oct. 9, at Stardust
Lanes, the Okeechobee High
School Brahman Bowling Teams
were in action against the Sharks
from Sebastian River.
The Brahman bows met up
with a very good Sebastian team,
losing the first two games pretty
handily. But they came back in the
last game making it close down
to the last frame before they also


took the last game.
The team was lead by Matt
Payne with a 582 series, 217 and
245 high games. Mason Waldron
had a 184 and Chris Spruill's 184
high also contributed.
Now for the girls...
The Lady Brahman bowlers
took on the lady's from Sebastian


and bowled over them by taking
all three games and total pins.
The win keeps the Lady's in third
place in their division.
The Lady's were lead by Reba
Spiess 168 high game, Brittany
Herndons 165 high game and
Danielle Racine 151 high.
Next week the Brahman bowl
ers have two home matches
against Westwood and Central.


O.G. & C.C. Weekly Golf Results

PI.G.S. League Clyde Price. Second place Billy C. Herndon.
Crum. Last place -Kenny Curran. O.G. & C.C. Oct. 10: First place
Gator Trace, Oct. 6: First place Closest to the pin: Paul DeW- George Earl Goudy. Second
Max Sherry. Second place Vinnie itte (3), Kenny Curran (1). place Don Bennett. Last place -
Malone. Last place Billy Crum. Gold Tee League, O.G. & Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Max Sherry, C.C. Oct. 8: First place Howard Closest to the pin: 2-KennyCur-
Kenny Curran. Shelkie. Second place -Lou Cox. ran, 8-Geo. Earl Goudy, 11-Geo.
Indian Hills, Oct. 8: First place Third place (tie) G. Goudy and Earl Goudy, 17-Terry Malaster.

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Raulerson hosts
benefit golf tourney
Raulerson Hospital is proud
to sponsor the United Way
of Okeechobee, third annual
"Greater Open" Golf Tournament
on Oct. 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Funds
raised through the United Way of
Okeechobee, stay in Okeechobee
County. Sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available for this event.
Registration takes place at 7
a.m. the day of the event. The
"Best Ball" tournament will be-
gin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Following the competition, a lun-
cheon for the awarding of prizes
for accomplishments achieved
during the tournament will take
place. Best of all, a brand new
vehicle from Accardi/Milrot Jeep
Chrysler in Okeechobee will be
provided for a "Hole In One" on
the par 3, hole 2. Additional prizes
will be awarded for competition
on the remaining par three holes.
Cost to compete in the event is
$50 per player or $200 per team.
Cost includes breakfast and lunch;
green fees; and cart.

Skip Bryant Memorial
Tournament set
The Skip Bryant Memorial Fund


in conjunction with the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office will
hold their 16th annual frundrais-
ing golf tournament on Saturday,
Oct. 25. Skip Bryant was the only
Okeechobee County Sheirff's
Deputy to die in the line of duty.
He died in a plane crash in 1991
during a search and rescue mis-
sion on Lake Okeechobee. The
Memorial Fund helps the families
of law enforcement officers and
firefighters during times of need
and also provides scholarships.
Donations from local businesses
are sought for door prizes. For
more information, contact the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice at 863-763-3117.

Signups planned for
Upward Basketball
The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee will be hosting up-
ward basketball and cheerleading
for grades first through sixth, boys
and girls. Registration is open.
The cost is $65 through Oct. 26
and $75 if signup occurs between
Oct. 27 and Nov. 4. The deadline
for registration will be Nov. 4. To
register, come to the ROC or the
church office. For more informa-
tion, please call 863-467-7625 or
863-763-2171.


Kids Fishing
tournament set
The 23rd Annual Kids Day
Fishing Tournament will be spon-
sored by the Taylor Creek Bass
Club on Oct. 26 at the Okeecho-
bee Agri Civic Center from 1 to 3
p.m. The tournament is free and
open to children ages 4 to 14. All
children must be registered in ad-
vance. Registration forms must
be turned in by Oct. 19. Forms
may also be dropped off at the
Okeechobee News or Pogey's
Restaurant.

Local Realtor Board
to host Golf Tourney
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors will be holding
their 15th Annual Golf Tourna-
ment on Nov. 1, at the Okeecho-
bee Golf and Country Club. The
money raised will be used to pres-
ent local high school seniors with
scholarships towards furthering
their education. Registration will
begin at 7 a.m. Hole sponsor,
tee sponsor and green sponsor's
are available and the teams con-
sist of four golfers. Lots of prizes
available: Closest to Pin, Longest
drive and Hole-in-one. Call Kathy
Godwin 863-763-8222 or 863-634-
7728 for details. Hope this will be
a great event.


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Junior Pee Wee continues to roll in Pop Warner games


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Adrian Minondo runs up the middle for some tough yards during Okeechobee's 6-0 defeat to
Port St. Lucie in the Pop Warner Junior Midget division Saturday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
TheJunior Pee Wee squad won
handily over Port St. Lucie 39-6 as
the Pop Warner season contain
ued Saturday at the Okeechobee
County soccer complex.
The Junior Pee Wee and the
Tiny Mites were able to capture
victories, but three local teams
lost their games.
The Tiny Mites defeated Port
St. Lucie 12-6. The Mitey Mites lost
38-6 to Port St. Lucie. The Junior
Midget lost 6-0 in a defensive bat-
tle with Port St. Lucie. The Midget
squad lost 40-6 to Fort Pierce .
The Pee Wee continued their
roll as they got touchdowns from
Antowan Fludd, Luis Leon, and
Chris Epps on interception re-
turns. Brandon Shockley threw a
touchdown pass to Leon on the
first play from scrimmage. Lamar
Williams added a touchdown
run.
Three of the Okeechobee
teams have qualified for the post
season this year, the Junior Pee
Wee (6-1), the Junior Midget
(4-3) and the Midget (5-2). Playoff


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Cameron Cordes cools off
during Pop Warner games Sat-
urday against Port St. Lucie.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Luis Leon rushes up field for one of his touchdowns Saturday in Okeechobee's 39-6 victory
over Port St. Lucie in the Junior Pee Wee division in Pop Warner Football.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Chris Epps returns an interception for a touchdown during the Junior Pee Wee 39-6 victory
over Port St. Lucie Saturday in Pop Warner football.


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games will begin next Wednes-
day night in Fort Pierce and Port
St. Lucie.
Pop Warner President James
Shockley said the Junior Pee Wee
and the Junior Midget squad both
have chances to win the league
title this year. He noted the Junior
Midget's three losses have been
by six points or less.
"They played a tough defen-
sive game against the first place
and undefeated Port St. Lucie Sat
urday, they are capable of beating
that team should they meet again
in the playoffs," he noted.


The Junior Pee Wee is current
ly the second seed to unbeater
Palm City.
This Sunday the Pop Warnei
program will host games agair
at the Sports Complex. The Tin)
Mites will square off with Port Sal
erno at 11 a.m. The Mitey Mite,
will tangle with Port St. Luci(
Gold at 1 p.m. The Junior Midge
squad will take on Hobe Sound a
3 p.m. The Midget team will hos
Port Salerno at 5 p.m.
The Junior Pee Wee team wil
be on the road at Jensen Beach
Their kickoff will be at 1 p.m.


*VOTE*

Nov. 4
FOR

Margaret

Garrard

Helton
For County Commissioner

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reasonable,
responsible,
and
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solutions to
public issues. I hope to
contribute to making
Okeechobee County
a better place to live.
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