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KEECHOBEE


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Vol. 99 No. 268 Wednesday, October 22, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Man survives
fall into auger
An Okeechobee man was
flown to an out-of-town hospi-
tal after he fell into a chain au-
ger Wednesday morning, states
a report from the Okeecho-
bee City Police Department
(OCPD).
The report by OCPD Of-
ficer Ryan Holroyd states that
Michael W Ricker slipped into
the auger while working at 708
N.W Second Ave. around 11:03
a.m. on Oct. 15.
Apparently the man slipped
and his leg was dragged into
the operating channel while
the auger was running. Mr.
Ricker was reportedly standing
near an opening in the ground
and the auger was running un-
der the ground.
Mr. Ricker was able to pull
himself out of the auger, Officer
Holroyd stated.
Ricker was placed into an
ambulance and was later flown
to an unnamed medical facil-
ity.
According to OCPD Detec-
tive Bill Saum the man's inju
ries were not life threatening.

Community Choir
sets rehearsal times
The Okeechobee Commu-
nity Choir, in its 10th year under
the direction of Sandy Perry,
has begun rehearsing for the
presentation of the Christmas
Cantata, One Incredible Mo-
ment. Rehearsals are held on
Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
at the First United Method
ist Church, 200 N.W Second
Street. All interested singers,
both natives and our Northern
friends, are invited to partici
pate. Singers should be able
to match pitch and read music
somewhat. Rehearsals are fast-
paced and loads of fun. The
cantata will be presented the
weekend of December 19, 20,
and 21. For more information,
call Sandy at 863-634-7714.

Drought Index

Current: 480
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.91 feet
Last Year: 10.16 feet
Sgonsored By:

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


Index


Adopt A Pet ........................... 4
Classifieds. ...... ........ 12-14
Community Events................... 6
Crossword............................ 14
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out .................... -4
Sports...................... 10-11, 15-16
Weather 2
Worship Column....................... 5
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Changes could hurt tax base


Third in a series on
the Amendments
proposed to the
Florida Constitution
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Two of the Amendments pro-
posed to the Florida Constitution,
Amendment 4 and Amendment


6, pertain to assessed valuation
of property for tax purposes.
They are both sponsored by the
Florida Budget and Taxation Re-
form Commission. This commis-
sion meets every ten years. It is
composed of members appoint-
ed by the governor, the speaker
of the house and the president
of the senate. None of the voting
members can be members of
the legislature when appointed.
The commission has four non-


voting members, two from the
house representing both po-
litical parties and two from the
senate, representing both politi-
cal parties. It takes a two thirds
vote of the commission to put an
amendment on the ballot.
Of the two amendments, only
Amendment 4 would have any
effect on Okeechobee County.
The title is "Amendment 4: Prop-
erty tax exemption for perpetu-
ally preserved land classification


Diamond Divas: Drill Team at State Competition


and assessment of land used for
conservation." This amendment,
if approved, would go into effect
in 2010. Property classified for
conservation purposes would re-
ceive a property tax exemption.
This amendment is support-
ed by agricultural interests, large
land owners and environmental
interests. It could possibly en-
courage conservation of land.
The Audubon Society of
Florida is in favor of this amend-


ment.
"We think it's a good way to
get people to conserve land,"
said Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society.
However, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Property Appraiser Bill Sher-
man is opposed to the amend-
ment.
"They ought to pay taxes like
everyone else," was his opinion.
See Changes Page 8


Commercial



complex in



city's future


City council amends
future land use map
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Jerry Suarez is now another
step closer to building his pro-
posed commercial complex on
the west bank of Taylor Creek
north of S.R. 70. At their meet-
ing on Tuesday evening, Oct. 21
the Okeechobee City Council
approved two items connected
with those plans. The council
also initiated foreclosure pro
ceedings in a code violation


Submitted photo/Katrina Muros
The Diamond Divas, Okeechobee High School's Mounted Drill Team, competed
in the state finals of the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association over the
weekend in Tampa. The competition attracted teams from all over Florida and Geor-
gia. On Saturday, the Diamond Divas took the prize for best costumes. For the
two-day competition, they also received fifth place in the Juniors division (18 and
under) and seventh place in the Overall competition (junior and adult teams). Af-
ter the first round of competition, one of the riders was injured and had to be tak-
en to the hospital after the horse she was riding slipped and fell on her. The Divas
had to compete one rider short for the remaining three rounds of competition. The
Diamond Divas include (left to right) Monica Chavez, Sarah Payne, Savannah Joiner,
Cassie Colgan, Brittany Petherbridge and Rachel Muros.


Submitted photo/Katrina Muros
The Diamond Divas warm up with a pinwhell formation in the practice arena at the
State Fairgrounds in Tampa before the start of the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team
competition on Saturday.




Student guide sent home


The Okeechobee County
School district is releasing "The
Successful Student," a parent
guide to be sent home with
every student on Monday, Oct.
27.
A copy of this parent guide
will be sent home with every
kindergarten through twelfth
grade student. This book, man-
dated by the state, is designed
to provide students and parents
in Okeechobee with the most
current information on a vari-
ety of educational topics.
The parent guide includes
FCAT and other testing infor-


nation, report card schedule,
school calendar, bus safety
rules and information on what
your child should be learning at
each grade level.
In addition, there is infor-
mation on tutorial services,
extended day and after-school
programs for elementary, mid-
dle and high school students.
Information on the Migrant,
ESE and Federal Programs as
well as opportunities for par-
ent participation, test stress
and homework helps are also
included.
As our partners in educa-


tion, parents are valuable
team members with educators
throughout our district. One of
our goals is to increase and im-
prove communication both to
parents and from parents. This
parent guide is one of the ways
the school system is attempting
to share as much vital informa-
tion as possible for parents' use
now and in the future.
School officials would like to
encourage every parent to be
a part of Okeechobee County
Schools: Achieving Excellence!


case.
The council approved a
small scale amendment to
the future land use map from
single family to commercial for
Mr. Suarez' property.
The council also approved
an ordinance to rezone a por-
tion of the Suarez property
from residential single family to
light commercial. City planner
Bill Brisson stated that eventu-
ally a traffic study would have
to be done for the area.
Although she voted for the
motion, Councilwoman Lydia
See Complex Page 8


County to



consider new



holiday event


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners will consider a new
holiday event when they meet
tomorrow. They will also hear
from the Okeechobee County
Fair Association and discuss
renovation of Okee-Tantie
Campground & Marina.
Commissioners are sched
uled to discuss the concept of
"Christmas in the Country." A


What: Bimonthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23
Where: Okeechobee County
Healthy Department Auditorium,
1798 N.W. 9th Ave.

proposed holiday event to be
held at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center from 6 to

See Event Page 8


Submitted photo
The Great Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Patch is open at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second Street. Prices vary according
to the size of the pumpkin that you choose. Come visit
the pumpkin to choose your potential Jack-O-Lantern for
Halloween. For more information call 863-763-4021.


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Okeechobee Forecast


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East north-
east wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East wind between 5
and 10 mph.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind
around 5 mph.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. East
northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest.
Friday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
70. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Lotteries

The Florida Lotto


Here are


the numbers selected Monday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3:
5-3-0; Play 4: 2-0-6-0; Fantasy
5: 4-9-14-30-33. Numbers select-
ed Tuesday are: Cash 3: 5-1-9;
Play 4: 5-6-2-8.



Blood



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The Okeechobee Blood
Roundup is only three weeks
away. The goal of the drive is to
collect 450 units of blood, benefit-
ing our community.
Showing their monetary sup
port of this annual event the week
of Oct. 13 were: Tenniswood Den-
tal Associate and Treasure Coast
Dermatology. Contributing to the
donor prize awards and items
for the "goodie bags" were The
Alarm Company, Suncoast Medi-
cal, Linda Bridges, Davy Altman,
Ice Co., Publix and St. Lucie Tire.
Thank you to each of our
"angels." They have contributed
goods, so won't you please con-
tribute your blood? See you at the
Methodist Church Nov. 14 and
15.












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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Glades County Sheriff Depu-
ties raided a suspected grow
house at 3475 County Road 731
last Wednesday with high hopes
they would seize a large amount
of marijuana.
They broke up the marijuana
grow house but found just a small
portion of the crops that have
been cultivated there over the
past year.
Detective Sgt. Steve Harris said
they will seek warrants against
the owner of the property, which
included a single wide trailer, a
small barn, and a shed.
About two pounds of marijua-
na was recovered at the location.
Sgt Harris noted that over $40,000
in electricity was likely stolen by


the grow house.
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon said
his department has been busy in
the past year battling marijuana
grow houses. This case in Glades
County could be related to sus-
pected grow houses in other ju-
risdictions.
Some of the grow house cases
have resulted in federal prosecu-
tions, Whiddon noted.
He predicted these types of
facilities will continue in his rural
county. He noted outdoor grow-
ing of marijuana is a thing of the
past, "We brought a helicopter in
last year and didn't find anything,"
he explained.
Sgt. Harris said pot buckets for
over 120 plants were seized along
with potting soil. The operation
itself was shut down. It included


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Detective Don Salo works to serve a search warrant at the
suspected grow house Wednesday in Glades County.


two strong air conditioning units,
and various items used in grow-
ing marijuana indoors.
Authorities said the grow
house probably had been in oper-


action for over year. They pointed
out it was located off the road and
was not easily accessible.
The home owner, from Miami,
was not identified.


Bar 'walk through' nets drug arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man was arrested Friday by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) Gang Task Force at
a local night spot on a felony drug
charge.
Cero Morales, 32, S.W. Third
St., was charged with possession
of cocaine and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,000.


Morales was
arrested by
OCSO Detective
Bryan Lowe and
Deputy Justin
Akins on Friday,
Oct. 17, after
they reportedly
saw him snort-
ing cocaine.
Detective Cero Morales
Lowe stated in
his arrest report that he and other


task force members were con-
ducting a "walk through" of the
El Amigo De Todos dance hall/
bar located on S.W. Second St.
around 11:30 p.m. Friday when
they made the arrest.
The report states that Detec-
tive Lowe and Deputy Akins went
into the men's bathroom where
they saw Morales apparently
snorting what appeared to be
cocaine from a key. At that point
the man was taken out of the bar


and searched. During the search
a small green baggie containing
a white powder and a set of keys
were found on Morales, stated
the report.
Detective Lowe said the pow-
der was field tested and indicated
a positive result for the presence
of cocaine. The suspected co-
caine weighed .03 grams, the de-
tective said.


Arrest Report Man accused of burglary


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Donald Louis Hillman, 33,
Leaksville, was arrested Oct. 15
by Deputy Patricia Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with driving under
the influence. He was sentenced
to one year's probation.
Joseph P. Molino, 53, Bleek-
er St., Mount Vernon, N.Y., was ar-
rested Oct. 16 by Deputy Corporal
Paul Ferrell on a Broward County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation grand theft. He
is being held without bond.
Tommy Luke Stokes, 41,
N.W Park St., was arrested Oct. 16
by Deputy Sergeant Robert Staton
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
felon. His bond was set at $2,500.
David James Worman, 30,
Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,
was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy
P. Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation grand
theft. He is being held without
bond.
Benito Prado, 50, Canal
Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested
Oct. 16 by Deputy P Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation grand theft and viola-
tion of probation burglary of a
structure. He is being held with-
out bond.
Hoi Van Truong, 36, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested Oct. 16 by
Deputy Bart Potter on charges of
driving under the influence and
leaving the scene of an accident
more than $50 in damage. He
was released on his own recog-
nizance.
Anthony Ingram, 41, N.W
102nd St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 17 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of tampering
with physical evidence. His bond
was set at $5,000.
James Lee Leighton, 23,
N.W 40th Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested by FWC Officer Ja-
son Godwin on a felony charge
of armed trespass and a misde-
meanor charge of unauthorized
entry into a public use area. His
bond was set at $2,750.
John Maldonado, 30, Tanger-
ine Drive, Loxahatchee, was ar-
rested Oct. 20 by Deputy Sergeant
J. Royal on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation burglary of
a dwelling/occupied conveyance
(two counts), violation of proba-
tion grand theft and violation of
probation failure to appear. His
bond was set at $2,000.
Richard Caballero, 19, S.E.
29th Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 20 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on warrants
charging him with sale of cocaine
(two counts). His bond was set at
$10,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After receiving several com-
plaints, an Okeechobee man was
arrested last weekend for alleg-
edly breaking into a vehicle in the
parking lot of a local department
store.
Glen Edward Sobiecki, 38, S.E.
25th St., was charged Sunday, Oct.
19, with one count of burglary of
an unoccupied conveyance. He
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
The arresting officer, Officer
Chad Troutman of the Okeecho-


bee City Police Department
(OCPD), stated in his report that
employees at
Wal-Mart wit-
nessed a man
trying to break
into vehicles
that were in the
store's parking
lot.
The report
goes on to state
that customers Glen Edward
had also told SobleckI
store officials
about seeing a man trying to get
in parked vehicles.


The man was later identified
as Sobiecki, the report said.
Officer Troutman stated in his
report that one store customer
saw Sobiecki open the door of a
vehicle. The witness reportedly
told the officer that the man en-
tered the vehicle, then get out of
the parked vehicle and put some-
thing in his pocket.
However, when the owner of
the vehicle was contacted nothing
seemed to be missing, added the
report, but the owner still wanted
to press charges against Sobiecki.
The report said that the vehicle
"had been plundered through."


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Man charged with assault


Man accused of
threatening
girlfriend with
a machete

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
arrested and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail after
he reportedly threatened his
girlfriend by placing a machete
against her throat.
Angel Gomez Bustamante,
36, N.E. 84th Ave., was charged
with the felony of aggravated as-
sault. He was also charged with
battery, which is a misdemeanor.
His bond has been set at $3,500.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) Deputy Javier
Gonzalez stated in his arrest re-
port that Bustamante woke his


43-year-old girlfriend around 10
a.m. Saturday morning and ac-
cused her of cheating on him
and that he was going to kill her.
Bustamante, wrote Deputy
Gonzalez, grabbed the woman
by the neck and upper left bicep
and pushed her
onto a bed and
began to choke
her. For some
reason, the
man released
the woman and
ran out of the
home. 1
Seizing the Angel Gomez
opportunity Bustamante
to escape, the
woman grabbed her car keys
and a phone and ran out of the
house. Once outside, stated the
deputy, she was confronted by
Bustamante who placed a rusted
machete against the right side of
her neck and told her he was go-


ing to kill her.
The woman managed to get
away from Bustamante. She
then got into her car and drove
to a nearby gas station where
she waited for the deputy.
Deputy Gonzalez said while
he did not see any injury to the
woman's throat, he did photo-
graph visible injuries to her arm.
Along with deputies Robbie
Lamb and Sarah Green, Deputy
Gonzalez went to the residence
where they found Bustamante.
Deputy Gonzalez stated in his re-
port that the man appeared "to
be intoxicated and disoriented."
A machete was found in some
tall grass on the east side of the
home, added the report.
The woman was escorted
away from the home and to
another residence by Deputy
Green.


Ex-employee accused of theft


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Acting on a tip from a witness,
a man has been arrested for alleg-
edly taking over $10,000 in tools
and equipment from a local con-
struction company.
Jose L. Santos, 39, N.W. 20th
Ave., has been charged with the
felonies of burglary and grand
theft. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of criminal mis-
chief. Santos was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,500.
An arrest report by Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Deputy Michael Hazellief
indicates all of the items report-
edly stolen were recovered.


The OCSO report states that
around 11:34 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 19, the department received
a call regarding
a suspicious ve-
hicle. The caller
statedthatsome-
one was loading
equipment into
the vehicle from
the equipment
yard belong-
ing to Teeters Jose L.
Contracting and Santos
Transport.
That vehicle was later stopped
in the 3600 block of U.S. 441 N.
by OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson
because there were no lights on
the trailer. The report states that
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ing driven by Santos.
Deputy Hazellief goes on to
state in the report that Santos, a
former employee of Teeters Con-
tracting, cut a chain on a gate to
gain entrance to the equipment
yard then used a forklift to load
some of the items onto the trail-
er. The yard is surrounded by an
8-foot high chain link fence, the
deputy said.
The deputy also stated that the
value of the recovered tools and
equipment was estimated to be
$10,480.
While doing an inventory of
the truck, Deputy Hazellief said a
9 mm handgun was also found.
The firearm apparently belongs
to Santos.


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Speak Out
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating
JROTC: I was at the school board meeting on Tuesday night. I
think the reporter's summary was somewhat accurate. However, I
thought the title was misleading. If the only thing that the reporter and
the Board got was that the cadets were whining about quitting, then
they missed the point! The administration failed to support the cadets
in their time of distress. The cadets and their parents lost confidence in
them. We were letting the Board know about the fact that as parents
we were unhappy. We could get no answers on the phone as to the
program arrangements for the future. As parents, we have the right
to know who is teaching our children. The communication between
administration, parents, and students had been purely one sided. It
took two weeks of phone calls to get assurances that they would sup-
port the program. We realize the administration did not create this
situation. Since the Board meeting, it does seem better. The children
seem happier and the stress has gone down. Unless you are a parent
of one of these students, you do not really know how devastating
this was for them. We have been telling our children to just hang in
there, follow the rules, follow the program, keep things as normal as
possible. We have told them that in life you do not always get to pick
your boss or who is your superior. We get that. They do not want to
resign the program. But, the stress for them was too high and no one
was supporting them except their parents. Many adults at OHS and in
the community were making negative comments to them everyday,
which fueled their feelings. They do not need to spend their time in
high school miserable because of this. This is an elective. They were
saying that if stability doesn't return they would leave because they
don't want to be that stressed out anymore. They didn't create the
situation either. They went to visibly show their support for ROTC
and yes, their Colonel. It was a great thing to see. It was action rather
than just talk.
COUNTY: I would like to comment on county management, the
other day I was out fishing at the Scott Driver ramp and I accidently
left my lights on to my truck. When I returned my truck wouldn't
start so I asked the young man who was mowing if he could give me
a jump with his mower and he told me the mower wouldn't do it but
he would call an employee from Okee-Tantie. Well that employee
said they weren't allowed to do stuff like that then he called his super-
visor which said the same thing. It's a shame that the county manage-
ment will not allow employees to help out us citizens of this county. I
did not ask for too much people, all I asked for was a jump.
BASSWOOD: To the person who called in about having to sit so
long at a bus stop in Basswood, wake up! Some of those stops have
20 or more students to get on and they all have to be seated before
a bus pulls off. So, if you are in a hurry maybe you should try getting
up earlier and leaving earlier and then you won't have to sit and wait.
Suppose your kids got on at a large stop, would you want the bus to
rush the kids so you won't have to wait while they sit? Our kids come
first and we will wait until every one has been seated before we pull
off. So leave earlier or sit and wait.
REPUBLICANS: When you Republicans get desperate you get
down right silly. How about talking about the billions of dollars this
country owes after eight years of you Republicans. You Republi-
cans have put this country in dire straits, We are the laughing stock
of the world because of you Republicans. Evidently you never leave
Okeechobee much because then you would hear what the rest of the
world says about us. Now tell me what's $20 million -- that's a drop
in the bucket compared to the billions Republicans have spent and
I'll bet that 20 million was for helping American people not Sunnis
and Shi'ites,
SCHOOL BOARD: I have been following this JROTC story and
the school district has followed their policy and procedures. There is
nothing more they can do. When the JROTC teachers were arrested,
they were suspended. They cannot be put in the classroom unless
these charges are cleared. The school board is protecting the students.
Also, the board cannot fire or replace these instructors while the case
is still pending. So they sent in a substitute, who is former military and
a highly qualified teacher who is following the curriculum set by the
Army. Since the one instructor resigned, the board can replace him
and has asked the Army for applicants. The board has to wait on the
Army to send qualified applicants. Which they did and I understand
they are going to interview some soon. But the school board has not
done anything to indicate they won't continue the program.
TRICK OR TREAT: I think I will dress up as a Democrat this Hal-
loween ... stay at home, lay on the couch and watch TV and when
you get home you can spread the wealth and give me 50 percent of
the candy you collected.
HALLOWEEN: I'll dress as a Republican this Halloween. Stay
home and turn off the lights. Don't answer the door like there is noth-
ing happening, and keep all my candy for myself, but put a sign on
the porch that anyone on my property must leave some of their candy
so that they end up with less than they collected last year.
COMMISSION: The commissioners get what they want passed
more easily since they changed their meetings from in the evenings to
during the day when most decent and concerned citizens are work-
ing. And in today's economy who can afford to take off or would be
allowed to take time off work to attend these meetings. I think that's
what they bank on most of the time. As for calling someone from the
state or DEP they know what is going on out there because they are
constantly checking to make sure the landfill is in compliance which
they are. And if you want to get rid of the landfill, you would kill the
community. They employ a large number of people. What would
happen if that many people no longer have jobs? There surely are no
others out there to be had now. Face it, it's a Catch 22.
WORK: One of the things wrong with this country today is every-
body thinks they're too good to work in the dirt. Worst of it is they
think the same for their kids and that their entry level should be at
the top.
BAIL OUT: When the government gives $700,000,000,000 to the
fat cats on Wall Street and takes interest in the operation of the bank-
ing industry, that could be considered the first step toward Social-
ism.
ELECTION: Here is something to think about. If both McCain
and Obama were to drop dead today and their VP candidates were
moved into the top spot, who would you want to be president, Palin
or Biden? Eight presidents have died in office. So the VP pick has to
be ready to take over. It happens.
AMENDMENT: If the dreaded liberals take control of the Florida
Legislature, they will have to do an awful lot of work to overturn
Amendment 2. They can't just plead to some liberal judge some-
where, and get their way. That's the WHOLE point of this Amend-
ment. Vote for Amendment 2.
AMENDMENTS: I agree with those who say amendments should
only be made to the Constitution to address things that are actually a
problem in our constitution. Amendment 1 does that. It cleans up a
problem in the existing Florida Constitution that comes from the days
people were afraid of Chinese immigrants. All of the others could be
addressed by the Legislature and don't need to be in the Constitution.
I completely disagree with cluttering up our state constitution with
special interest issues. The Constitution should be a broad roadmap
for our government. Special interest issues can be addressed by the
Legislature and the voters can vote them out if they don't like the laws
they pass.
FAMILY: The story about the JROTC protest really troubled me.
They said the leader was the program -- there was no program with-
out their leader. They said the class was a family and he was the fa-
ther. Frankly, it sounds a little like the hero worship goes a little too far.
And the fact that they were so upset that they were angry they weren't
offered counseling when the leader was taken out of the classroom
tells you something too. In a high school class, it should be no big
deal to have a substitute teacher. The teacher they have is very ex-
perienced, a former dean and former military. If the Army provided
the teaching materials, as I am sure they did, surely he can follow the
books and get them through the course until the Army sends appli-
cants to fill the position.


Letters to the Editor


JROTC parent
disputes reporting
It is unfortunate that we have
had to suffer having a "D" rated
high school for years now as
though that were somehow ac-
ceptable, but we now are sub-
jected to "F" rated reporting in the
Okeechobee News. We deserve
better than this and that is why I
am writing today.
After being misquoted, sum-
marized inaccurately and having
what I actually said turned around
I have attached what I wrote for
the purpose of addressing the
School Board for clarification.
"My name is John MacLean
and I would like to thank you in
advance for this opportunity to
speak to you here this evening. Let
me tell you a little about myself. I
am a successful businessman, a
decorated Persian Gulf Veteran,
But more importantly I am a con-
cerned parent of an Okeechobee
High School student. As a parent
I have serious concerns that the
Administration at our high school
has failed you as an employer, we
as parents and worst of all our
students.
"There is a general lack of
support for our JROTC program
at the high School administra-
tion level. We recently had an
extremely unfortunate incident
here at the high school, specifi-
cally with the JROTC program to
which I am sure you are all aware
of and I will save time by not
elaborating. In the first few days
following this incident, no moral
or informational support was ex-
tended to these students by this
high school administration. In-
stead we had a school resource
officer who has no curriculum
or academic responsibilities, in-
forming the youngest of these
students that the JROTC program
will most likely be disbanded and
these same students would be re-
assigned to other classes.
"When the students needed
them most, where was the Prin-
cipal? Where were the vice prin-
cipals? Where were the Deans?
Better yet where were the guid-
ance counselors? Where were all
the other team playing instructors
who should have stepped up to fill
such a void? I do however have a
possible reason for the staff's lack
of response. If no one is there to


lead the way, then surely no one
will follow.
"So now we have a new gay-
straight alliance club here at the
High School. My thought on that
is tolerance as well as hate are
both taught at home. I person-
ally advocate the first and do my
best to dispense of the second.
There are those ignorant few who
choose to teach the opposite. I do
not believe a club in an academic
environment is going to change
that.
"We also have a high school
that is known state wide for its
high pregnancy rate. Teen preg-
nancy occurs for a long list of
many different reasons, none of
which are a good excuse. Teen
pregnancy will remain high as
long as we continue to look the
other way. Allowing young and
pregnant students to venture the
hallways as if becoming pregnant
before finishing high school is an
acceptable practice, is sending re-
sponsible students mixed signals.
Providing a nursery to keep these
trophies of irresponsibility at the
high school is also sending our
students the wrong message. I
understand that we are required
by law to provide a proper edu-
cation to these girls. This is why
we have an alternative program
for high schools. It is to provide
for those who cannot or will not
conform to what is acceptable
and responsible behavior.
"So now for whatever reason
we have both of these environ-
ments in our high school, but
have an administration and staff
that will not support a JROTC
program. I am willing to bet if
any of the administrators at this
high school were asked what the
JROTC program was about, they
would receive a "D" grade at best
in the quality of their response. In
short, the JROTC program is:
The study of ethics, citizenship,
communications, leadership, life
skills, character building and civic
responsibility as well as other
subjects designed to prepare
young men and woman to take
their place in an adult society.
"Why can't this program find
support within the administration
of Okeechobee High School? A
program that instills those values
not found elsewhere and these
administrators and educators
would not step up and support it?
Maybe if the administration and


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staff had more of these very same
qualities and ideals they would
not have balked when there was
a need for them to act. Or better
yet, is it too late to send these ad-
ministrators who have failed us
all, through such a program?
"In closing, please keep in
mind we are not here for the
purpose of providing good jobs
to administrators and teachers.
Instead we are tasked to provide
the best education possible to our
students. In my opinion we are
currently utilizing under perform-
ers to that task. Having a time con-
straint, I will address Okeechobee
High Schools extended inability to
make "adequate yearly progress"
as required by law at the next
board meeting. At that meeting
the board will be asked how they


intend to allocate funds to hire my
daughter's private tutor to make
up for her lingering substandard
high school education."
While attending this meeting
I never heard "JROTC students
threaten to quit unless Saucier is
reinstated" as the title of the ar-
ticle suggests. I heard a group of
young adults voicing their opin-
ions and a belief that resignations
from an elective would probably
follow if conditions and support
for the program did not improve.
In the future if the reporter can't
or won't get it right, don't just
settle for less but instead make
them fix it. That's why they have
an editor.
Your neighbor,
John MacLean


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. Grapevine
Group Open Discussion at 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.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group Basic Text at 8 p.m.; *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meet 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet
at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at 863-763-2893
days, or 863-467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-6344780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W. Six" Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Mim
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.

Friday, Oct. 24
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559 or
863-385-6671.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting. Over-
eaters Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th
Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There
are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership
is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Lo-
retta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5



Flu shots help save children' lives too


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
While many adults get flu
shots during this time of year, it
is also important for parents to
remember that children ages six
months to five years are recom-
mended to get flu shots as well.
According to Mitch Smeykal,
the Okeechobee County Health
Department Preparedness and
Response Coordinator, anyone
who has any chronic illness or
works with the public in general
should get a flu shot.
He explained that each year
the flu vaccination changes. The
World Health Organization and
the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) collect the
most common strains or virus
variants of the flu and spawn egg
cultures of those variants to make
the vaccines. The virus that they
make into the vaccine is dead and
cannot make you sick, according
to Mr. Smeykal.
The CDC and Families Fight-
ing Flu, Inc. created a short


documentary, "Why Flu Matters:
Personal Stories of Families Who
Lost Children to the Flu."
The six minute film is part of
an aggressive grass roots effort to
educate parents on the dangers
of influenza. It has been made
available online at http://www.
youtube.com/cdcflu. It depicts
the many families throughout the
United States who have had their
families broken by the flu even
when their children were consid-
ered healthy and active in their
daily lives.
The flu takes a big toll on
young children. Each year in
the United States, an average of
20,000 children younger than 5
are hospitalized because of flu-
related complications. As many
as 1 in 5 children younger than 5
may have to see the doctor, visit
the emergency room or receive
other urgent care for treatment
for flu.
Tragically, around 100 chil-
dren die from this serious disease
each year. Vaccination is the best
and most effective way to prevent


the spread of the disease, espe-
cially for children ages 6 months
through 18 years.
According to the Center for
Infectious Disease Research and
Policy (CIDRAP), the number of
children who have died from a
combination of influenza infec-
tion and bacterial pneumonia-in
many cases due to the superbug
methicillin-resistant Staphylococ-
cus aureus (MRSA)- has risen
sharply over the past few years,
federal epidemiologists say in a
new report that urges flu shots as
a preventative.
Overall, the researchers say,
child deaths from influenza are
relatively uncommon. The most
heart wrenching is that parents
feel unaware that the flu could
take their child's life so quickly if
not readily evaluated by a doctor
in time. The flu works very quick-
ly in children, as it does in other
age groups and individuals with
chronic illnesses.
The CIDRAP reports that there
were 166 childhood deaths be-
tween autumn 2004 and spring


2007, according to a new national
reporting system. This is only 13
more than the 153 that occurred
in the harsh 2003-04 flu season
which prompted the reporting
system's existence.
But child deaths from flu are
rising, and serious complications
from bacterial infections such as
MRSA are playing a much larger
role.
The CIDRAP explains that a
staph infection is difficult to pre-
vent: the bacterium lives on the
skin and in the nostrils and causes
disease unpredictably.
While this is an overwhelm-
ing catastrophic complication, it
can't happen without also having
the flu. "If one can prevent the
flu, they can prevent the co-in-
fection," claims Lyn Finelli, DrPH,
chief of influenza surveillance at
the CDC.
The issue of childhood deaths
associated with the flu only sur-
faced after the 153 deaths in the
2003-04 flu season and therefore
has not had any hefty amount of
research.


Prior to 2003-04, it was esti-
mated that only 28 to 92 children
younger than five died of flu each
year in the United States.
The new surveillance system,
which still does not yet report
all deaths, found 47 child deaths
from flu in the 2004-05 season, 46
in 2005-06, and 73 in 2006-07, all
relatively mild flu seasons.
(Preliminary reports from
2007-08, have identified 86
deaths.)
The biggest issue with these
deaths is that they were very
rapid: 45 percent of the children
died within 72 hours of their first
symptoms and 75 percent died
within a week, while 43 percent
died either at home or in an
emergency room.
Bacterial infection superim-
posed on flu was not the only
cause of death; children also died
from seizures, encephalitis, and
shock.
A troubling aspect of the
deaths is that most of the children
who died had not been vaccinat-
ed against flu, which could have


protected them. Ninety of the 166
had an underlying condition such
as asthma or a seizure disorder,
but only 18 of them had received
even one of the two flu shots rec-
ommended for young children.
Flu-shot recommendations
for young children have changed
over the past few years and 76 of
the children who died were in
age groups not specifically rec-
ommended to receive flu shots in
the years they died.
This flu season, for the first
time, federal guidelines call for
all children and teens up to 18 to
receive flu shots.
According to the CDC, only
about 21 percent of children 6
to 23 months old were fully vac-
cinated in the 2006-07 flu season,
two years after guidelines recom-
mended they be immunized.
For local information contact
the Okeechobee County Health
Department at 863-462-5865 or
your local pediatrician. In early
November the OCHD will be con-
ducting a drive-thru flu shot clinic
for adults.


Identity of woman's body is still unknown


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
According to a Highlands
County detective, the identity of
a woman found dead in a citrus
grove is still unknown.
Lieutenant Tim Lethbridge
of the Highlands County Sher-
iff's Office (HCSO) the grove is
in the area of Buckhorn Road
which is in the Cornwell area. He
said Monday, Oct. 20, his depart-
ment is still trying to ascertain the


woman's identity. ly 45 to 60 years of age and of
"Our primary goal is to identify apparent Hispanic ethnicity. She
her," he said. was 4-foot-10-inches in height
Once investigators know her and weighed about 123 pounds.
identity, he said it will help them The victim had short black hair
in identifying and then locating a that was turning gray.
suspect. When found, the woman was
The lieutenant said investiga- wearing shorts and a T-shirt.
tors are considering the case to The victim was found in the
be a homicide, but declined to re- grove on Monday, Oct. 13.
lease any more information than "She was alive within a week
that. of being found," said Lt. Leth-
The woman was approximate- bridge.


If anyone has any information
in this case or can identify the
victim, they are asked to contact
Detective Tyrone Tyson at the
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
863-402-7200.
Or, added Lt. Lethbridge, call-
ers can give the information to


HCSO dispatchers.
"Our dispatchers are prepared
to take tips and leads," he said.
Information can also be given
by calling Heartland Crime Stop-
pers at 1-800-226-TIPS. These call-
ers may remain anonymous and
my be eligible for an award.


Dixie Echoes to be in concert Saturday


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Dixie Echoes Quartet
will be in concert Saturday, Nov. 8
at 7 p.m. at His House Fellow-
ship Church of the Nazarene,
425 S.W 28th St. A love offering
will be taken. For more informa-
tion call 863-763-7113.
Victory Baptist Church, 500
S.W. Ninth St., is doing an in-
depth Bible on the Book of Rev-
elation and end time prophesy
every Sunday night at 7 p.m.
Each Wednesday evening at
7:30 the King's Kids (Grades 1-
9) meet for fun and games and
Bible study while the teens and
adults meet for Bible Study as
well. If transportation is need-
ed, please call 863 763 0669.


A scrap booking group meets
each Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall of Peace Lu-
theran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane. The Peace Lutheran Annual
Book Fair will be held the week
of Oct. 19 in the church lobby.
A great assortment of books will
be available. This will be a good
time to get some Christmas shop-
ping done before the rush. The
Middle School Youth Gather-
ing 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 congregations and their


guests will celebrate with a huge
combined choir, service and an
October type meal beginning at
4 p.m. A parenting class meets in
the conference room on Sunday
at 9:15 am. This class is for mar-
ried and single parents and grand-
parents. 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 ben-
efit 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.


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Kiwanis Club holds baby shower


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Kiwanis
Club held a baby shower in sup-
port of the Pregnancy Center of
Okeechobee. Members gathered
many baby items to donate for
the local center and got into the
baby shower spirit with a scram-
ble word puzzle at each mem-
bers' seat.
Lisa Lumpkin became the ex-
ecutive director of the center in
mid-April and has been working
to help the members of the com-
munity. The center is a non-profit
organization that is supported by
local churches, businesses, indi-
viduals and organizations in the
community. There are currently
seven churches supporting the
center.
Mrs. Lumpkin has helped serve
over 100 mothers since coming to
the program. They are currently
outgrowing their building located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Suite C ad-
jacent to the Movie Gallery.
Dr. Trini Garcia donated an
ultrasound machine which they
use a couple of times a week at
the Pregnancy Center. This allows
them to show the future parents a
picture of their unborn child and
make them realize that there is a


person growing inside of them.
The Pregnancy Center is re-
ligious based and when clients
come in they give them the op-
tion to complete an educational
curriculum throughout their preg-
nancy. By completing the curricu-
lum, they earn points and earn
baby supplies for their children.
Items donated by Kiwanis will go
toward those efforts.
Ultimately the center's goal is
to be a positive influence to the
women so that they will go back
out into the community and give
back of themselves as well. The
center is admittedly pro-life but
does not turn away anyone from
getting the educational informa-
tion that is offered by the center.
The center has a partnership
with Healthy Start which provides
a Registered Nurse to be on staff
and give certified pregnancy tests
at the center. If a client is preg-
nant, they are referred to prenatal
care and have several physicians
that they have worked with.
The Pregnancy Center does
not stop educating the parents
after they have their children but
instead continues to work with
them throughout the toddler
stages. They help mothers and
families with financial budget-
ing, housekeeping skills, child


safety and generally taking care of
a child and how it changes your
life.
Mrs. Lumpkin explained that
the majority of the mothers that
come to the center are alone and
scared and benefit greatly from
the peer and spiritual counseling
they receive at the center. They
have helped mothers as young as
13 and well into adulthood.
In addition to the donated baby
items, Kiwanis also donated their
weekly collected happy dollars to
the center as well. Kiwanis mem-
ber Robbi Sumner organized and
decorated for the baby shower
event.
Businesses or individuals
that would like to help promote
this center can help by donating
funds, serving on their board, or
many other volunteer services.
For more information call 863-
467-8748.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Sylvia "Sibby"
Okeechobee died
008. in her resi-


Drum, she had been a resident of
Okeechobee L-Cross Ranch for the
past 40 years and was a member of
the 1st Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death buy her
sisters, Rosa Lee Pearce and Geneva
Duckworth.
She is survived by her nephews,
D.L. Pearce, John F. Pearce, and
niece; Juanell Peeples; great neph
ews, Mark Hunter Pearce, John Aus-
tin Collier, Frank Pearce; great
nieces, Jeanette Peeples, Janet Sto-
rey, Becky Pearce and Cindy Cron-
cich. And a host of great, great as
well as great great, great, nieces and
nephews.
The family will be receiving friends
on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and
on Thursday with visitation at 1:30
p.m. until service time of 2:30 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Ce-
metery
Condolences may be sent to
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.

Clifford Earl
Lawrence, 81
OKEECHOBEE Clifford Earl
Lawrence, of Okeechobee, died
Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in the Ham-
rick Home. He was 81.
Born Feb. 2, 1927, in Kent County,
Mich., he had served in the United
States Air Force during World War
II, he had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 36 years and
was of the Baptist Faith.
He was an absentee Board Mem-
ber of the Freedom Flights and was
one of the original supporters to pro
vide medicine, food and clothing to
Haiti. He enjoyed music, flying and
suffered physically for many years
before he went home to be with our
Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 36
years, Dorothy Lawrence of Okee-
chobee; sister, Thelma (Don) Ver-
burg of Michigan; nieces, Joni
(Roger) Elliot, Cheri (John) Bom all
of Michigan, Donna Jean Morris of
Colorado; brothers, Gerald Truax
(Lucy) of Michigan, Dene (Diana)
Truax of Stuart and; sisterin-law,
Ruth Merritt of Michigan.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices.
In lieu of flowers, memorial con
tributions may be made to the Okee-
chobee Hospice, PO. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th St.


Evelyn Jeanette
Jackman, 95
CLEWISTON Evelyn
Jackman, passed away
Oct. 13, 2008, in Clewiston.
95.


Jeanette
Monday,
She was


She was born June 8, 1913 in Flori
da City, the daughter of the late
Mose and the late Lillie (Hull) Bu-
rhans. She was reared at Citrus Cen-
ter in Desoto County. She attended
public schools in Moore Haven and
LaBelle, graduating from LaBelle
High School. She attended and
graduated Valedictorian at Stetson
University. She returned to the area
teaching fourth and fifth grades at
Labelle and Moore Haven Elemen-
tary Schools. After moving to the
Clewiston area in 1942 with her hus
band, the late James Cecil Jackman,
she was a mother and homemaker.
She later returned to teaching and
retired as Librarian at Clewiston Ele-
mentary.
After the passing of her husband,
she formed Evelyn Jackman & Sons
and became a cattle rancher and
farmer.
She was a member of Community
Presbyterian Church, Clewiston Gar-
den Club and Hendry Cattleman's
Association.
Survivors include sons, James C.
"Jackie" Jackman Jr.(Diane), Terrell
C. "Terry" Jackman (Karen), both of
Clewiston; and five grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Fri. Oc
tober 17, 2008 at Community Pres-
byterian Church, Clewiston, with
Rev. Angel Ramos officiating. En-
tombment followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, Clewiston.
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OKEECHOBEE
Parker Cook, of
Friday, Oct. 17,
dence at the L
Cross Ranch with
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family members.
She was 99.
Born Aug. 25,
1909, to the late
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Community Events


Herbert E. Thompson,
III, 79
OKEECHOBEE Herbert E.
Thompson, III, passed away on Sun-
day, Oct. 19, 2008. He was 79.
He was born and raised in Mary-
land, moving to Florida in 1950 and
settling in Okeechobee in 1991. He
had served with the US Navy. Her-
bert was the owner of Thompson
Trim for many years before his re-
tirement. He had been a member of
the American Legion in Okeecho-
bee.
Herbert is survived by his wife of
25 years, Ellen; a son Herbert E.
(Norma) Thompson IV of Lake
Worth; and four step-sons, Timothy
(Debbie) Walker of South Carolina,
Robert (Rose) Walker of Lake
Worth, Kenneth (Jodi) Walker of
Loxahatchee, and V.J. (Crystal)
Walker of Okeechobee. He also
leaves his nine grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, two step-broth-
ers, Warren and Allen Winger; and
several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive their friends
between 12 and 2 p.m. Thursday,
with a celebration of his life at 2
p.m. He will be laid to rest immedi-
ately following at Lake Worth
Memory Gardens.
The funeral arrangements have
been entrusted to Dorsey E. Earl
Smith Memory Gardens Funeral
Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth,
FL 33461.

Howard Isom Cook, 92
OKEECHOBEE -Howard Isom
Cook, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, Oct. 18, 20081 in the Hospice
House of Vero
Beach. He was
92.
Born March 23,
1916, in Moultne,
Ga., he had been
a resident of
Okeechobee
since 1971 and
served in the United States Army
during World War II fighting in the
Battle of the Bulge.
He is preceded in death by his wife
Sylvia Cook.
He is survived by brothers, Ray
Cook of Perry, Turner Cook of Al
pine, Calif.; sisters, Blanche Gree-
nawalt of Moultrie, Ga., and Betty J.
Stumpe (John) of Melbourne.
The family will be receiving friends
on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until
service time of 2:30 p.m. in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th Street, Okeechobee.

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Michael H. Awbrey
PIONEER The family of Michael
H. Awbrey, sadly announce his pass-
ing.
Mike spent the day with his wife,
son. and grandson and peacefully
died after a long, hard-fought battle
with cancer.
Mike and Maude McGill were mar-
ried for 42 years. Mike is Veteran of
the U.S. Marine Corp, serving during
the Vietnam War.
Mike had a life-long career as a
Tool-Man. He worked for Snap-On,
Sun Electric and Mac Tools and
spent his life talking and helping out
the mechanics in his area.
Mike is survived by his beloved
wife, Maude; his two sons, Michael
and Robert; his daughter-in-law, Jer-
ri; and the light of his life, his grand-
children, Michael, Brooke and
Dylan.
We will miss his strength, his love
and his stories forever.
There will be a gathering for
friends and family at Akin Davis Fu-
neral Home in LaBelle on Saturday,
Oct. 24, 2008, from 2 until 4 p.m.
Arrangements being handled by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -La Belle
Chapel.
Norma Jean Droz, 57
OKEECHOBEE Norma Jean
Droz, a 15 year resident of Okeecho-
bee, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in
the Hospice of Okeechobee Ham
rick House. She was 57.
Born on Sept. 12, 1951, in Cleve-
land, Ohio, to John and Marian
Howser. Both preceded her in death
as did her nephew, Tim Clay.
Mrs. Droz, who was an avid read-
er, is survived by four sisters, Veroni-
ca Iliano of Euclid, Ohio, Carol Stone
(Raymond) of Wellington, Elaine
Smith (Ken) of Okeechobee and
Darlene Simrell (Mark) of Wilming-
ton, III. In addition, she is survived
by her best friend, Norma Reynolds
of Okeechobee.
Friends may call at the Buxton Fu-
neral Home on Saturday, Oct. 25,
2008, from 4 until 6 p.m. at which
time a service will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, PO. Box 1548 Okee-
chobee.
Friends may convey condolences
at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.
Cary W. Baggett, 86
OKEECOBEE Cary W. Baggett,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Oct.
18, 2008, in Boca Raton. He was 86.
Born July 20, 1922, in Perry, he
had been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1960, and enjoyed fishing and
gardening. He was owner/operator
of Baggett Electric from 1960 to
1990.
He is survived by his wife, Cathe-
rine; son, Jerry (Cathy); grandson,
David; granddaughters, Christy Bag-
gett and Lindsey Baggett all of Boca
Raton. In addition he is survived by
a sister, Melba Meyer (Matt) of Chief-
land.
The family will be receiving friends
on Friday from noon until service
time of 1 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 N E
5th Street, Okeechobee.


ABWA plans
Fall Enrollment
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.

Wildlife Center
holds open house
Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabili-
tation Center will hold an open
house on Saturday, Nov. 8, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will be held
at 14895 N.W 30th Terrace. Adult
tickets are $10 and children un-
der twelve years of age are $5.
Be sure to visit the half-acre free-
roaming butterfly garden. There
are also thirty different species of
native and exotic animals for you
to see and photograph. A lunch
of hot dogs, chips and a drink will
be available for a donation. There
will also be activities for the chil-
dren. Go north on 441 until you
get to the flashing light. Turn left
and go west for about two miles
and look for the Arnold Wildlife
sign. For more information or di-
rections please call Sue Arnold at
863-763-4630.

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
soluble 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


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Haunted Halloween
night at DuPuis
Management area
Looking for an evening full of
fun? Visit the DuPuis Visitor center
on Oct. 25, from 5:30 until 8 p.m.
The night will be filled with hay-
rides, games, spooky crafts and
candy treats. Learn about creepy
critters like owls, rats, spiders and
bats as you're guided through a
haunted trail. This event is free of
charge. Costumes are optional.
To make reservations or for more
information call Kim Kanter at
800-432-2045 ext. 3339.

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 thatyou 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.


United Way sponsors
Day of Caring
United Way of Okeechobee
members and many community
volunteers are sponsoring a "Day
of Caring" on Nov. 1, at 8 a.m.
in Okeechobee. This is a day the
United Way has set aside to thank
the Okeechobee Community for
supporting them and to bring
awareness to our community that
United Way is here. United Way
members have chosen a home
in Okeechobee that is in need of
painting and landscaping. Also
planned on the same day is a
group of Community in Schools
partners will paint the skate board
office at the Skate Board Park. For
more information please call 863
634-0915.

First United
Methodist Women
sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist
Women of Okeechobee invite you
to attend our Annual Bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. in the fellowship hall, 200
N.W Second St. in Okeechobee.
There will be a variety of crafts,
quilted items, knives, nuts, baked
goods, white elephant items and
a silent auction. A lunch consist-
ing of soup, sandwiches and des-
serts will be available from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will
go to Mission projects local and
abroad. For information call 863-
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7


Doctor celebrates tenth anniversary in Okeechobee


Kenneth F. Haas, M.D., FACG,
is celebrating his tenth year work-
ing and living in Okeechobee. Dr.
Haas and his wife, Wanda are
originally from New Jersey.
When asked what made him
choose Okeechobee to start his
gastroenterology medical prac-
tice, he explained that he always
wanted to live in Florida. His fa-
ther lived in Juno Beach. Dr. Haas
and his wife have come to enjoy
the rural life of Okeechobee and

Health Briefs
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The "Dine with the Doctor"
medical series is scheduled for
Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


the wonderful friendly and car-
ing atmosphere of the commu-
nity. Jane Holt has been his office
manager since day one. New to
the office staff is Kathie Pasaaso,
LPN.
Dr. Haas graduated from Al-
bany Medical College in New
York and did his residency and
fellowship training at Montefiore
Medical Center in New York City.
He was the first double board cer-
tified physician in Internal Medi-


in the Raulerson Hospital cafete-
ria. Guest physician will be Dr. M.
Syed who specializes in Internal
Medicine. Dr. Syed will be dis-
cussing the well known subject


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Sunshine State Scholars
Okeechobee students (left to right) Savanna Whitlock,
Anna Warren, Emily Raulerson, Shyanne Prescott, Rich-
ard Donegan, Lauren Fusco, Heather Hotmire, (not pic-
tured) Ronald Chandler, Kayla Chouinard, Cutter Davis,
Tyler Finney, Kayla Harrison, Daniel Jansen, Benjamin
Kielbasa, Erika Klingler, Brittany Martin, Shelby Pollock,
and Marie Renfranz were recognized by the school board
for their outstanding achievement as a Rising Sunshine
State Scholar based on their FCAT Science scores of a
minimum of level 4 and FCAT Math scores of a level 5.


cine and Gas-
troenterology
to practice at
CentraState
Medical Center
in Freehold,
N.J. He was in
practice there
for 25 years be- Kenneth F.
fore moving to Haas, M.D.
Florida.
Doctor and Mrs. Haas have
four children and three grand-


of "Diabetes." Please R.S.V.P. to
Bill Casian at 824-2702
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.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness? The
Christian Mental Health Support
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 information.
Family members are welcome.


children. Their youngest daugh-
ter is expecting her first child this
month. Their children are Darren
and Heather in Tampa, Diana and
Chris in Davenport, Tammy in
New Jersey and Alfred in Mary-
land.
The ten years have flown
by and a day doesn't go by that
Dr. Haas and Wanda don't feel
blessed to have the opportu-
nity to care for the people in the
Okeechobee community. Dr.


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 outh
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, RN., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at
863-763-5093.
Addiction
consultation offered
Problems with drug or alcohol
addiction in someone you know,
but don't know where to turn? The
Drug Rehab Resource service can
give you the help you need. Con-
tact the Drug Rehab Resource at
866-649-1594for a free confidential
consultation. Or, go to the web site
at www.drugrehabresource.net.


Haas' new office address is 115 For more information, please call
N.E. Third Street, Okeechobee. 863-357-7447.

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Changes
Continued From Page 1
He noted that conservation land
is often used for cattle grazing
and he thinks the property should
be taxed based on that use of the
land.
If passed, this amendment has
the potential to substantially re-
duce the tax base of this county
since a large percentage of the
county could possibly be clas-


sified as conservation land. An-
other drawback is that it does not
require public access to the land.
Also existing policies already favor
those who preserve their land.
Amendment 6, "Assessment
of working waterfront property
based upon current use," will
have very little effect on our coun-
ty.
It "provides for assessment
based on use of land used pre-
dominately for commercial fish-
ing purposes, land used for ves-
sel launches, marina, drystacks,


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton

Water flume
Students from Seminole Elementary School rinse their
treasures found during their visit to the Ft. Drum Crys-
tal Mine on Thursday. The second graders found crystal
calcite formations at the mine and learned about how the
crystals were formed.


Event
Continued From Page 1
9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4. The
event would include a tree light-
ing ceremony, hay rides, pony
rides, Christmas light displays,
bounce houses, a disc jockey, and
food and drinks,
Linda Syfrett of the Okeecho-
bee County Fair Association is
scheduled to report on the first
two fairs conducted by her orga-
nization. She would also like the
commissioners to extend their
existing agreements with the fair
board.
In addition, commissioners
will hear a presentation from Ap-


plied Technology and Manage-
ment, the firm they hired to do a
study on better utilization of Okee-
Tantie. The company is to provide
conceptual drawings and finan-
cial analysis to prepare for the re-
development of Okee-Tantie. The
information provided will be used
to determine the best ways to de-
velop the park. The analysis will
give estimated income, potential
revenue streams, cost estimates
and basic operating costs.
At 5:01 p.m. the board will
conduct a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of an ordinance
establishing landscape regula-
tions. The proposed ordinance
would apply to single family,
multifamily and nonresidential
properties and set requirements


marine manufacturing facility and
marine vessel construction and
repair facilities."
This amendment may reduce
property taxes on working wa-
terfront property and reduce the
pressure to sell to developers.
This amendment is supported
by the commercial fishing indus-
try, owners of marinas and ma-
rine construction interests.
Mr. Sherman is against this
amendment also. He said there
are seven criteria used to assess
land. Present use is only one of


Complex
Continued From Page 1

Jean Williams favored a change
to heavy commercial rather than
light commercial. Councilman
Dowling Watford expressed an
opinion favoring light commercial
as giving some level of protection
to the adjoining residential area.
Turning to the code violation
matter, Fire Chief Herb Smith,
who is also a code enforcement
officer, recommended and the
council approved starting foreclo-
sure proceedings in a code vio-
lation case against Arthur Davis
because the fine has accrued for
over 90 days.
In other action the council:
approved a contract with
Hoyman, Dobson & Company
for the fiscal year 2008 audit for
$28,800;
approved a sidewalk rehabil-
itation contract with Lynch Paving
& Construction of Okeechobee
at a rate of $1.35 per square foot
for removal and $2.75 per square
foot for replacement;
changed the starting time for
the Dec. 2 city council meeting
from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and
cancelled the Dec. 16 city
council meeting.
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for such things as the number of
trees and the amount of ground
cover, screening and buffer strips.
The proposed ordinance would
also promote water conservation
and use of existing native vegeta-
tion.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
recognize employees for
longevity;
proclaim Oct. 25 as New Ho-
rizon's 50th Anniversary Celebra-
tion in Okeechobee County;
consider approval of change
order number 1 for the Alderman
Building;
consider a fireworks display
at Okee-Tantie;
set rental rates for the coun-
ty's mobile ticket booth;


those criteria. He said that land
is currently assessed based on its
"highest and best use" and should
remain that way. The amendment
would allow property to be taxed
based on current use.
This amendment would affect
coastal counties and have very
little, if any, effect on Okeechobee
County.
On Nov.4, 2008 Florida vot-
ers will cast their vote "for" or
"against" six proposed consti-
tutional amendments. Many
amendments were proposed this


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Suncoast High School messed
up the time and location of
Thursday's volleyball match with
Okeechobee High School. The
result was a later starting time,
7:30 p.m., and another thing they
aren't use to, a loss to the Lady
Brahmans.
Okeechobee got a measure of
revenge against the team that has
eliminated them from the post
season more than once in recent
years, with a convincing 25-21,
25-14, and 25-8.
Suncoast actually came out
fired up and took a 7-0 lead in
the first game. After that it was all
down hill for the Lady Chargers.
"We played well, we've been
practicing hard," Brahman Fresh-
men Paige McCrary said, "I think
they came in here thinking they
could beat us and that worried
us."
Okeechobee (13-5) didn't stay
worried for long. They went on


consider approval of a fran-
chise agreement for roll-off col-
lection services;
consider approval of an en-
gineering contract with Craig A.
Smith and Associates for Douglas
Park stormwater improvements;
consider rescheduling or
cancelling the Jan. 8, 2009 and
April 23, 2009 board meetings;
consider a request for use
of the Health Department Audito-
rium; and
make a determination about
carrying Law Enforcement Liabil-
ity Insurance in addition to what
the sheriff already carries.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


year. Originally nine amendments
made it through the petition pro-
cess. Amendments 5, 7 and 9
were thrown out by the Florida
Supreme Court. Six made it all
the way through the process and
onto the ballot:
Amendment 1 Relating to
property rights/ineligible aliens
Amendment 2 Florida mar-
riage protection
Amendment 3 Changes
and improvements not affected
the assessed value of residential
property


a 25-14 run to win the first game
and then breezed from there. The
win secured the second seed in
the upcoming district tournament
for the Lady Brahmans.
Monica Koger had 16 kills and
19 digs for Okeechobee. Megan
Clements had 35 digs. Le Anna
Cotton had nine kills and four
aces for Okeechobee's eighth
straight win.
The delay in starting time cut
down on the size of the home
crowd at the Brahmans gym
Thursday. However some in the
crowd were convinced this year's
squad is for real, and are state
playoff bound.
Andrea Duenas, a volleyball
player last year who signed with
Indian River Community College,
said she was very impressed with
her former team.
"Tonight was the first game


Amendment 4 Property
tax exemption of perpetually pre-
served land; classification and as-
sessment of
Amendment 6 Assessment
of working waterfront property
based on current use
Amendment 8 Local option
community college funding.
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at pgawda@newszap.com.


I've seen. I miss it. They did really
good. I think this team can defi-
nitely make it. They look great.
They all play together and they're
awesome," she noted.
Duenas is a starter this year for
IRCC. She is studying to be a dieti-
cian. Former Brahman KelleySmi-
ley is also on the team. She tore a
calf muscle which has slowed her
for volleyball this year.
Okeechobee won three match-
es this week. They defeated Kings
Academy in West Palm Beach
Monday, 25-17, 25-14, and 25-12.
Rebekah Bryan had 12 digs and
12 kills. Megan Clements had 24
digs. Kari Berger had 26 assists.
Last Tuesday Okeechobee de-
feated Port St. Lucie, 25-12, 25-14,
and 25-10. Bryan had 13 kills and
nine digs. Clements had 22 digs
for Okeechobee.


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Extension Service: How does your garden grow?


By Dan Culbert
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Agent
Tangerine dieback
I have an early-bearing tan-
gerine hybrid about seven years
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dreaded citrus canker, which
looks like raised brown spots
surrounded by a yellow halo.
Because Citrus Canker is so eas-
ily transmitted, we do NOT want
folks bringing in diseased citrus
branches. A better approach is
to get us a clear picture showing
us what you see is going on. Or,
come by our office to look at one
of our University of Florida picture
guides to citrus pests and prob-
lems. Identification of symptoms
is the first step in solving branch
dieback.
Be sure you are providing ad-
equate citrus special fertilizers
to insure that a young tree is not
stressed by nutritional deficien-
cies. Watering in times of drought
will also help dooryard citrus
trees produce high quality fruit in
the Florida Yard. Dead branches
can be pruned back into healthy
green wood; otherwise, pruning
of citrus trees is often not neces-
sary.
Fallen Fruit
How much water do zucchi-
nis need? When is the best time
to start planting zucchinis from
seeds?My zucchiniplants started
out beautiful, the fruit started,
then the leaves turned yellow


and all my plants died. The fruit
also turned yellow and never
matured. What did I do wrong?
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Zucchini and UNIVE
most other vege- UNIVER
table plants only
need /2 inch of
water each weekFLO
through most of
our gardening IFAS EXI
season (i.e. "the
winter"). With
all of our recent rain, few gardens
have needed supplemental wa-
tering. Zucchini and other "sum-
mer" squash can be planted here
from September through October
or from January to March for a
spring crop.
It may be that your flowers
were not pollinated because not
enough bees were around or as
you suspect, they may fall off if
there was too much water. An-
other possibility could be blos-
som end rot a lack of soluble
calcium. Unless there is proof of
some specific disease, the use of
a fungicide is not recommended.
Bring in a sample of your fallen
fruit to help find out of any of
these conditions exist.


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Field grass in my lawn
This isn't about a garden, but
grass, how does
one get rid of
SITY OF what I call field
grass which I be-
lieve is a form of
a weed, but also
looks like a form
of grass. How
ENSION would you grow
good grass, can
you plant it in
spots and it will spread? Is there
a way without moving out all of
what's there and putting down
all new sod? It's impossible for
me to do financially that way. I
have three acres I want to get the
weeds out and have new grass
growing on. Help! Miss K
The key to having a great look-
ing lawn is to follow three basic
rules for growing good grass:
Mow correctly (cut the lawn to a
4" tall height), fertilize correctly
(use a no-phosphorus, slow re-
lease granular fertilizer applied at
1# N/1000 square feet 2x year),
and water correctly (1/2 inch of
water per application; don't wa-
ter again till the grass starts to wilt.


Following these three rules will
prevent most weeds from getting
into your lawn. If your lawn isn't
healthy, make sure that the grass
gets 6+ hours of sunlight, and be
sure that your pH isn't too high or
low. Violate these rules and you
get pests: insects, diseases and
weeds are all pests.
When you are not healthy,
take your medicine. When your
lawn is not healthy, the medi-
cines are called pesticides. To
"prescribe" the right kind of weed
killer, I would need to know the
kind of grass you are growing,
(Bahiagrass and St. Augustine-
grass are the best ones for our
area) and the weed that is caus-
ing problems. Bring a sample of
the weed by our office or send us
a clear picture so it can be prop-
erly identified.
If less than half of the plants in
an area of your lawn are not the
kind of grass you want, it makes
sense to kill everything and start
over. The area you are renovating
might be small or large, and can
be done in stages from small bite-
sized chunks to entire landscapes,


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Students of the week
These were the students of the week, in no particular order selected for the week of Oct.
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Miller, Damian Stephens, Consuelo Flores, Britney Whipple, Jasmine Calzada, Danielle
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Kirton, Donnie Watson, Joanna Rhymes, Saira Sandoval, Michelle Larowe, Zachary Strip-
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depending on how much money
you have to spend and how quick-
ly you want to see results. Using
a non-selective weed killer with
glyphosate (e.g. Round-up) kills
everything, waiting a few weeks,
then replant by sodding, plugging,
sprigging or seeding. Some of this
renovation could be done now if
you want to use annual ryegrass
for the winter, but permanent
lawn replanting should wait until
spring. Call or visit our office for
more details.
Send us your garden ques-
tions by fax (863-763-5901),
email (okeenews@newszap.
corn) or just drop it off at the
Okeechobee News office at (107
SW 17th St. suite D, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34974). The University of
Florida Okeechobee County Ex-
tension office will pick out three
questions that would be of great-
est interest to local residents
and publish brief answers in the
Okeechobee News.


Be sure to include your name
and phone or email address in
case we need more informa-
tion. Clear photographs (digital
preferred) may also be submit-
ted. Do not drop by actual plant
specimens (unless it is a prize to-
mato for our salad or a beautiful
flower for our office!) We reserve
the right to edit all questions for
space. The answers will also be
placed on the Okeechobee Ex-
tension website; they will include
links to additional references.
More information is available
on the award-winning Okeecho-
bee webpage, http://okeechobee.
ifas.ufl.edu. If you need addition-
al information on, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu
or call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okeecho-
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County Master Gardeners from I
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Go Gators!


Fire Safety
The Okeechobee County Fire and Rescue department
shows students in Mrs. Wolfe's Kindergarten class the
equipment they use to fight fires. They brought several
trucks and fire fighters to South Elementary School for
the program. They also presented a puppet show to all
kindergarten students about fire safety.


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Freshwater turtle harvest rule changes tomorrow


An additional rule restricting the
harvest of freshwater turtles goes
into effect on Oct. 23. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) passed the
rule at the September Commission
meeting.
This restriction limits the harvest
of wild Florida freshwater turtles to
five per day per person. Each fisher-


man with a commercial license will
be allowed to harvest an additional
15 Florida softshell turtles per day,
for a total of 20 turtles per day.
"Florida softshell turtles lay
more eggs than any other freshwa-
ter turtle in North America, and this
species of freshwater turtle has sus-
tained much higher harvest levels
for many years," said Bill Turner, an


FWC amphibian and reptile special-
ist. "Over the next year we will be
collecting information and working
with our stakeholders to determine
the best strategy for conservation of
freshwater turtles in Florida."
This rule has been passed to pro-
tect freshwater turtle populations
while the FWC develops a long-
term comprehensive strategy for


sustainable use of amphibian and
reptile populations. Recent reports
of unusually large freshwater turtle
harvests coincide with reports that
the demand for freshwater turtles
as food and pets has increased.
The additional rule limits the
number of turtles that may be tak-
en from the wild, not from turtle
farms or other aquaculture facili


ties. Farmed turtles represent more
than 90 percent of the total fresh-
water turtles exported from Florida.
No changes have been made to the
number of turtles people may pos
sess; the existing limits still apply.
Furthermore, rules about selling or
buying turtles have not changed.
"We expect to bring the strategy
for freshwater turtles back to the


Commission in one year," Turner
said. "We listened to the public,
experts and fishermen and will
continue to do so during the whole
process."
This additional restriction to the
existing rules is an interim measure
while the FWC works on a long-
term strategy for conservation of
these species.


Pop Warner teams will



play playoffs tonight


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three Okeechobee Pop
Warner teams will play in play
off games tonight in St. Lucie
County. The Junior Midget will
play at Port St. Lucie's Whisper-
ing Pines Park against the Palm
City Dolphins. The Midget squad
will play at Lawnwood Stadium
in Fort Pierce against the Palm
City Dolphins. The Junior Pee
Wee squad will tangle with Port
Salerno in Palm City. All three
games will kickoff at 8 p.m.
If any of the teams prevail
Wednesday night they will play


in the Treasure Coast Conference
Championship game Saturday in
Port St. Lucie.
The regular season ended
Sunday with the Pop Warner
teams winning three of five con
tests. The Tiny Mites won their
game 7-0. The Mighty Mites lost
to Palm City 7-0. The Junior Pee
Wee won at Jensen Beach 33-0.
The Junior Midget squad defeat-
ed Hobe Sound 30-0. The Midget
squad lost in the final minute to
Port Salerno, 28-22.
The Junior Midget enjoyed a
big win on Sunday after a sea-
son of several near misses. Al-
geron Morris and Lavonte Spivey


combined for five touchdowns
Sunday as the team got some
momentum as they enter the
playoffs. The team jumped all
over Hobe Sound and led 30-0 at
halftime.
The Junior Pee Wee played
a great defense game and had a
number of strong performances.
Brandon Shockley rushed for
two touchdowns and threw
touchdown passes to Antowyn
Fludd and Luis Leon. The de
fense shut out the Hurricanes.


OHS Bowling Report


Okeechobee High School
Brahmans bowling team hosted
division rivals Ft. Pierce Central
at Stardust Lanes on Wednesday,
Oct. 15. Ft. Pierce Central took
game one with a score of 625 to
614. The Brahmans fought back
and took game 2 with a score
or 638 to 601. Once again the
Brahmans found themselves in a
match where the last game would
determine the winner. The Brah-
mans were determined to win
and shot their best score of the
year shooting a 789 to Ft. Pierce
Central's 602. The first game was
led by Chris Spruill with a 170.
Adrian Banda stepped up in the
second game and shot a 179. The
third game was also led by Adrian
Banda shooting a most impressive
264. The Brahmans now stand at
5-3 in their division.


Now for the ladies...
The Lady Brahmans looked to
improve their division record last
night against Ft. Pierce Central.
Game one kind of set the tone for
the night. Ft. Pierce Central took
game one with a score of 552
491. The Lady Brahmans stepped
it up in the second game but so
did Ft. Pierce Central. They took
game two by a score of 613-562.
Game three went the same as
the previous two. Ft. Pierce took
game three by a score of 536-
496. Danielle Racine shot a 145 in
game one. Brittany Herndon led
the Brahmans in game two with
a score of 178. She also took high
honors shooting a 172 in game
three. The Lady Brahmans stand
at 4-4 in division play.


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Chobee Bulls fall to Fort Pierce Buccaneers


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Datron Smith runs for a long
gain on the opening drive
during the Bulls game Satur-
day vs. Fort Pierce.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee battled Fort
Pierce to a draw for over 22 min-
utes Saturday. However a few bad


breaks went against the Chobee
Bulls as they fell at home, 26-0.
Those bad breaks came in
the form of a deflected pass that
might have been an interception
that turned into a touchdown, and
a break down on special teams
that allowed the Buccaneers to
return the second half kick for a
touchdown.
"Once those plays happened,
the kid's heads went down and
we couldn't recover," Bulls Coach
Marvin Robert said.
There were positives for the
Bulls. The offense drove the ball
on their opening series inside the
Buccaneers five yard line. How-
ever they couldn't punch it in and
the goal line stand really turned
the game around.
Datron Smith played without
a broken hand and ran the ball
hard on that opening series. He
looked like he might score on a
sweep but a Buccaneer player
made a nice opening field tackle
to deny him the end zone.
"They made some adjust-
ments and that helped their de-


fense on that series. We ran four
downs but couldn't punch it in,"
Roberts noted.
Okeechobee still hung tough
for most of the first half. They ap-
peared to have a late interception
that would have kept the game
scoreless at the half. However


the ball deflected off the defender
and into the hands of a Bucca-
neer receiver and the touchdown
appeared to break Okeechobee's
spirit.
QB Eric Voss had a good day
running the offense. Smith also
threw an option pass to the Bulls


UKeecnoDee News/unares Murpny
Datron Smith runs hard during the Chobee Bulls game Satur-
day vs. Fort Pierce.


tight end for a long gain.
Okeechobee drove the ball
inside the Fort Pierce 20 yard line
in the second half but were again
denied by the Bucs defense.
"Things are looking up," Rob-
erts said, "We have a shot if we
continue to believe in ourselves.


Maybe we can get better by the
end of the season."
The National Youth Football
League playoffs begin in Novem-
ber. Okeechobee should play
the top seeded team in the first
round.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
QB Eric Voss hands off to Ronze Cummings during the first
half of Saturdays Bulls game vs. Fort Pierce.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Landscapers Welcome!
Call (954)727-6108
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Merchandise

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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 & 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
Toys & 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
CENTRAL AIR UNIT 3 Ton,
Mobile Home package unit
$1500 (863)673-0920


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


DRYER Kenmore, A$55
(863)675-7105
FREEZER full size, works
great, door needs paint, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
WASHER GE, never been
used, paid 635, asking
$400. (239)657-3723


WASHER/DRYER
Kenmore, white,
dryer, both
(863)675-0104.


- Sears,
w/Whirlpool
$165,


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


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
Bikes- 2-Men's 26 "10 spd,
Woman's 26" Cruisin Sport
$25 00 each 1 26" bike for
parts $5.00 (863)763-4057



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



SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1450. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)



CEMENT BLOCKS New (Ap-
prox. 500). $250 for all 500
or will sep. (863)675-1435
USED 100 AMP BREAKER
BOX- and meter base, exteri-
or, (863)610-1437


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
BOYS CLOTHES 3T-5, sever-
al items, excellent cond,
$266 takes all or will sell sep
(863)763-6131
BOYS CLOTHES newborn to
2T, Exc cond., several items,
$120 takes all or will sell
separately (863)763-6131
GRACO Baby Cnb/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Bouncer, Stroller
Like new. $200 for all, will
sep (863)763-7609



8- pc China Set $25.00
(863)697-2044


COAT camel color, size 8P
long, worn once, $40,
(863)763-0583
UNIFORMS -(5) dark green,
shirt-medium, pants 36
waist, $100 or best offer
(305)409-2341
WEDDING DRESS Wedding
dress w/ veil size 5 $200
(863)228-0481


Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- Make an offer 467-0139
or 801-4699
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON, '52 -
$1,500. (239)823-2587



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


BED SET King size, 4 post
with dresser, chest & night-
stand. Pd. $2700, asking
$800. 863-675-3939
BUNK BED Bunk bed with
ladder, desk, and dresser
$350/or best offer
(863)673-4952


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BUNK BED Rustic wood,
twin on top, full on bottom,
w/mattresses $500
(863)697-0218
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
al (863)467-4674
COUCH Leather & single love
seat Great cond Antique
rose. $300 neg. Will deliver
in LaBelle. (863)675-4098
COUCH & LOVESEAT cream
colored w/floral design,
$125 or best offer
(863)467-8464
DINING ROOM Table 72x42
In Oval Glass Top, Scratch-
less, Off White Dolphin Base,
Same color all cloth Chairs,
Beautiful' Priced to sell Firm
$100 (863)675-0047
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 27" TV Built In Speak-
ers. $125 (863)467-8110
KITCHEN TABLE white w/tle
top middle & butcher block
frame, 5 chairs, $125 or
best offer (863)467-8464
LOVESEAT SOFA Moss
Green & Beige Striped $85
(863)801-1358
MEXICAN RUSTIC Farm Table
Beautiful! 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 Reclners $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
Queen Bed- frame, box spring
mattress & headboard $150
firm (863)634-2790
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
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS Solid
oak, $300 (863)697-0218
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition Asking $125
(863)610-6195
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 Safe-1000 Ib asking
$2100 call for more info.
763-5986
KING COBRA 38 special,
$350 (863)675-5719



Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping wwwDiane-
ticsTampa org or Call
(813)872-0722.
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Bike Ex-
erciser $45.00
(863)763-4057
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
WEIGHT BENCH Stinger with
300 Ib weight set, cud bar &
bar bells, barely used $175
(863)675-3016
WEIGHT BENCH w/incline, 2
bars, clamps, curl & eg ext,
plastic coated 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
Ab Lounge $50,
(863)697-2044
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.


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*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Cnminal Jus-
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Financial Aid if qualified Call
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turaOnline.com.
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
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VACATIONS. CALL
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PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
SHOWER TUB UNIT like new,
$100 (863)612-6575
TIRES, 4 Toyo P-195-65R15
good condition $80 LaBelle
863-840-0505
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 finshexcelent
condition $1500.00
(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
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -
STUNNINGI Colorless male
w/tank & access. nvr hndld
$95/neg. (863)532-8023
BEAGLE female, 11 mos old,
very sweet, ovable,needs
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, 45
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
RED NOSE PITBULL PUPPIES
beautiful, purebred, 8
weeks old, $200 each Call
(863) 467-7197
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES 2 Male,
2 Female Really small Par-
ents w/papers on premises
(863)634-5537



HOT TUB 3 seat, $600.
(863)467-4611
SPA/HOT TUB Portable, 4
sweater, 110/220 volt, heat &
air, $350 (863)674-0467


COMPOUND HUNTING BOW -
BAS PRO COMPACT
BOW60 LB 30 "PULL LIKE
NEW $125 (863)763-4588
DOG BOX Fancy, Fits Pick Up
& Some ATV's $150
(863)381-0135
METAL GYM Locker 78in
high x 18in deep x 30in wide,
4 lockable cabinets $35/or
best offer (863)983-7041
TOTAL GYM 3000XL Tv
Model, Like New $400/or
best offer (863)763-4493



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
SPEAKERS (2) 15" Kicker
CVR, in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600 (863)697-8676
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790


PROJECTION TV 60", picture
in picture, asking $250
(863)302-1656
ZENITH TV- 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


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 watt. $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 $200.00
call for more info.
(863)763-5986


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


When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

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


Agriculture

riT I

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




DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $225. neg.
Never used (863)675-4098
QUARTERHORSE GELDING -
10 yrs. od, broke to nde,
$350 (863)763-2049



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
WEEDWACKERS (2) used -
One is electric, one is cord-
less. Black & Decker both for
$25 (863)610-1276



STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft goose
neck trailor 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
Efficiency For Rent- Single
Occupancy Utilities includ-
ed, $500 mo Call for Details
(863)467-0461
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean' $600/mo In-
cludes utilities No pets Call
561-329-8205



COMPLETELY FURNISHED -
2BR, 1 BA Townhouse ocat-
ed in Kings Bay. Washer &
Dryer. (863)634-9850
KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new fir tiles, etc. $950
mo. + sec. Incl water, elec-
tric, cable 863-697-6428
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $675/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861

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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
A LARGE STUCCO HOME -
2 Bdrm., Waterfront w/boat
dock Great neighborhood
$850 month (863)467-1308
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. + st, 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
Rentto Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
TREASURE ISLAND 3/1,
$800 mo and NW 4th St
2/1 on Corner Lot. $700 mo.
Call (561)743-0192
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that's updated regulaly:
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Business Places .
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salel015
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 lnspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080








4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
$215.00 c1l'd1"i'n I
Ready now
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Financing Available



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Absolutely Beautiful 2Bi/1BA
home on l2 acre lot, Ig. ma-
ture oak trees, completely
renovated inside, Ig. shed
on property, in city limits,
$124,000. 863)634-5586
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REDC.
OKEE 2/1, 3405 NW 2nd St,
totally renovated, corner lot
New septic. $89,000 Sale By
Owner (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 2BA,
Kings Bay house $800 mo
$500. Sec. dep
863-634-7460 or 634-7895
R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2 5 acres, Pond, $225K
Best Price in R-Bar
(863)801-9163



Alabama Land Bargain! 20
Acres- $69,900 with
dockable deep water' Nicely
wooded parcel, gorgeous
open field & dockable lake-
front. Prime location- min-
utes from Interstatel Close to
Tuscaloosal Excellent financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092, x1350.


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STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacfice!!! 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
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
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available' Retirement guide
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 pnvate acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
Owner (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




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




DWMH 3BR/2BA sits on
1.25 acres, located in Pral-
ne/iking, outside pets wel-
come (863)763-2049
HOTEL/MOTEL ALT. 2
Bdrm, 2 Ba, w/full kitchen,
W&D, $250 wk $300 sec
dep. (863)824-0981
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $650/mo. 1st
& sec Avail Now No pets
Call (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE Near 15A 2BR,
2BA w/Covered Car Port &
Shed. $450 mo. + util. & lot
rent (863)634-4698
OUSLEY ESTATES -
3BR, 2/BA, 925 SW 39th
Lane. Call 863-610-1092 or
863-763-2098
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/lba, com-
pletely furnished, non sik.
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 n. $52,900 mcl
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
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Flonda 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
TRAILER, 1978 32' with
slide-out, 23x8 FL rm w/at-
tached gazebo, 8/10 shed,
$3,500. 863-610-2354


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RV 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories3020
Marine Misellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




ALLUM 17" BASS TRACKER
1988 40 HP Malenner OB
w/trailer $1500/or best of-
fer (239)707-7097


BASS BOAT Select 16ft
w / trailer/ 9 0 hp
Merc/Troll.Motor/depth find-
er $1000. (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $600
or best ofter (863)634-2930
BOAT TRAILER small,
14'-15', $150 or best offer
(863)983-7100
FIBERGLASS nice, 37',
needs some work, no en-
gine, $1,500
(239)823-2587



CAMPER- 12' pull-along, fully
contained, $2,500 Call
863-697-8731
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995 Call
863-805-2869
Coachman-1998 34' Class A,
2-roof air's-air, generator,
walk around rear bed, sleeps
6 only 9000 original miles
excellent cond in & out
$14,900. (863)214-9747
FLEETWOOD SOUTHWIND,
'88 35', 41k mi., water
damage, drive it home
$2,000 (239)200-1159



COBRA 94 24', 5TH wheel,
low profile, like new tires,
good cond, $4200 or best
offer (863)357-6703
FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
tripe axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493



MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp
engine w/kill switch Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
(863)467-9800



BOAT TRAILER Galvanized &
18 Ft Cuddy Cabin Boat Pro-
ject w/wheels & tires. $350
(863)697-2210



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
YAMAHA FZ1000 2002 -
Blue-adult owned 12k
miles,lke new $3700.
(863)946-0850



CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW-
ERED GOLFCART GOOD
WORKING CONDITION
$1600/neg (863)634-7577
HONDA RECON 250 2004 -
great condition $1900
(863)946-0850
HUNTING BUGGY 2 WD 1997
cyl, 2trans,and 25'Goos-
Neck trailer w/dove-
tail&ramps $5000/will sep.
(239)707-7097
JEEP PLATFORM BUGGY -
40' Ground Hog Tires, 4 cyl.,
3 spd. $3800
(863)673-0920
MANCO 4 WHEELER 90 cc,
2005, runs good, like brand
new $650 (863)612-6100


Automobiles

-III

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




CHEVY LUMINA Sedan, 1999
123K, good on gas a/c
blows cold, runs excellent,
$3,500. Call 863-634-0779
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl. $2500 obo
(863)467-0139 Iv msg or
352-246-8554
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
Police Impounds for Sale' 95
Honda Civic $600! 94 VW
Jetta $500!! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, '78 2
dr, 22" rims, burgundy
w/flames, 350 mtr, $5,000
(863)612-5215



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 1981 -
3-Wheel,Runs good,
Chg,Win&Lights,Good rub-
ber. $600. (863)673-4660
EZGO ELECTRIC 2002 Good
cond 36v, accessories (LA-
BELLE) $1350.
(863)673-4660
GOLF CART electric, 2 seat,
$1500. (863)467-4611
Golf Cart- has roof $800 00
call for more info
(863)763-5986

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I 198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee
L (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com
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(863) 467-8600


ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles you pull Fits Mustang
tool $500 (863)675-7105
MOTOR & TRANS From
Dodge Truck, 360-318.
$250 863-763-6305
MOTOR 350 FROM 1994
CHEVY WITH LOW MILES,
GOOD DEAL $450/or best
offer (863)357-9061
RACING SEATS Racing
Seats w/ covers, new $150.
(863)228-0481
RIMS (4) Scion TC, new in
box, $400 or best offer
(863)697-9368
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
STORAGE BOX for pickup
truck bed Aluminum single
lid Ex Cond ,off ford Ranger
$50 (863)610-1276
TIRES 4 Super Swamper TSL
18.5/44-16.5LT. Good tread
$1100/or best offer
(863)634-4071
TIRES & RIMS 16", 8 Lug
Like new $600
(863)634-2524
TRUCK/TRL TIRES BJ Goo-
drich Wranglers, LT225 75R
16, lots of tread, $45 Call
863-610-1120



CHEVY 4X4 '88 very nice,
asking $4000 or best offer
(239)543-1075
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 '03
4wd, white, bedcover & lin-
er, $6300 (863)673-4579
DODGE PICKUP '82 needs
head gasket, $400
(863)763-6305
FORD F-250 CAMPER SPE-
CIAL 1975 Excellent work
truck. Extended cab. 460
engine, does not smoke
runs great. Auto. $1500.
(863)946-1415
(239)961-3205
FORD 150, 1993 6 CYL, 2
door, new air & tires, bedlin-
er, toolbox, purrs like a kit-
ten! $3,500. 863-763-8113
FORD F-350 1997 Flatbed
Dually Runs Great Needs
minor repair Cold A/c
$2200/neg. (561)718-8580
FORD RANGER 1991 4-cyl,
5-spd, 2-wd, runs good.
$800/or best offer
(863)612-6350
FORD RANGER, '94 with 4
cycle 5 spd., a/c, runs good,
few dents, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)983-7100
GMC JIMMY 350 1985 Full
Size, 4" Lift, 35" Boggers,
4x4. $2300 or best offer
(863)634-8378



CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
(863)467-4650
FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X2
1999 New front end & new
battery, Good tires & ice cold
AC $4000. (863)673-4952
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!



ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $5000 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer
7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
Con., Double & Side Doors.
$2500/1frm. (863)697-0294
FLAT BED TRAILER 74, In-
ternational, $2700
(863)675-5719
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



DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great. $1000
make offer (863)467-2609


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 0CP-189
INRE ESTATE OF
LOIS KELLEY JOHNSON, ika
LOIS K JOHNSON
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The adminisaton of the estate of LOIS
KELLEY JOHNSON, ai/ia LOIS K
JOHNSON, deceased, whose date of
death was September 6, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312
Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below
Al creditors of te decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate n whom a
copy of this noce is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
Al other creditors of the decedent and
other persons havin clams or de-
mands against deedent's estate must
file their claims wit this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
is October 15th, 2008
Attorney for Personal Representative
AbelA Putnam
Attorney for Gwynn Kelley Johnson
Foinda Bar No 024090
Putnam, Creighton & Airth, PA
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Fonda 33802-3545
Telephone (863) 682-1178
Fax (863) 083-3700
PersonaRepresentatlve
GWYNN KELLE JOHNSON
Post Ofice Box 266
Okeechobee, Foinda 34973
296361 ON 10/15,22/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 200-CP-188
IN RE ESTATE OF
NORMA CATHERINE FUGETT,
a/ll NORMA C. FUGETa,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby noticed that an Order De-
termoing Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
miistration has been entered in the
Estate of NORMAL ATHERINE FU-
GET, a/Wa NOTMA C FUGET De-
ceased, Fie Number 2008-CP-188 by
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Forida, Probate Drsion the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Horda
34972 that the decedents date of
death was September 12, 2008, tat
the total estate consists of exempt
homestead real property and exempt
personal property, that the name and
address of the person to whom it has
been assigned by such order is
GINER A O'NEILL 6335 Barbara Street,
Jupter, Honda 33458
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and their
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of te decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Adminisataon must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (gZ YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE OECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is October 15, 2008
Person ving Notice
Ginger O'Neill
6335 Barbara Seet
Jupiter, Flonda 33458
Attorney for Person Goving NoIce
CONELY & LONELY, PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
By TomW Conely, III
Flonda Bar No 096482
295867 ON 10/15,22/08
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-200-CA-149
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
PLAINTIFF
VS
MICHAEL E LIGHTY, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL E. LIGHT, F
ANY, MY AND ALL UNKNOWN PA
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, U -
DER, AND AGAINST THE HERE'
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE 0E
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID U -
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN I -
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIR
DEVISEES., GRANTEES OR OTH
CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE AND JA'
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated 10/7/2008 en
tered in Cvil Case No 47-2008-
CA-149 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Crcut in and for OKEECHO
BEE County, Okeechobee, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at Jury Assemby Room 2nd
Floor of the OKEECHOBEE County
Courthouse at 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, Okeechobee,
Fonda, at 1100 a m on the 19 day
of Nov 2008 the following described
rope as s forth in said Summary
inal Judgment, to-wt
LOT 14, BLOCK 11, OAKPARK, AC
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 3,
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 is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 daysafter the sale
Dated this th day of October 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY s/Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later tan sev
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St Lucie,
FL 34986 or call 1 772 807 4370
within two working days of your re-
ceipt of this Summons/Noce to Ap-
pear If you are heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771 1 you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Service
DAVID J STERN, PA
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324 3920
(954) 233-8000
n accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disablihes needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1 800 955 8770, via Flonda Relay
Service
295611 ON 10/22,29/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-0196
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF
VS
CHRIS GALE, SAMIRAH GALE, ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, N AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD O ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAI
MANTS, JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreco-
sure dated 930/2008 entered in Civil
Case No 47-2008-CA-0196 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judical Circu in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Oeecho
bee, Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury Assem-
bly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street Okeechobee, Florida, at 1100
am on the 12th day of November 2008
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to wit
LOT 6, OSCEOLA PARK, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, i any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days anter the sale
Dated his t day of Oct 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY S Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
19541233 8000
08-47184 HCNW
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodation to particite in this pro
ceeding should contact Court Adminls-
aton no later than seven days pnor to
the proceeding or call 1 772 870 4370
within two wonong days of your receipt
of the Summons/Notce to Appear If
you are heanng impaired call
-800-95-8771 If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service
294724 ON 10/22,29/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
Case No 200B-CA-266
PATRICIA KRAMER
Plantiff
vs
WILLIAM S GARRISON and GLORIA
GARRISON, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT
AND RIDING CLUB, INC. and any un-
known tenants in possession,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given tat, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 18, 2008, and entered n
Cast No 2008-CA-266, of the Circui
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
wherein PATRICIA KRAMER is the
Plantff and WILLIAM S GARRISON,
GLORIA GARRISON, and INDIAN
HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB,
INC AND ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION are Defendants, I will
ell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
Street JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, AT 11 00 am on the 12th day
of November 2008, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said F
nalt Judgment, to wit
Lou 133, Indian Hammock Hunt &
Riding Club, According to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 25 IhrOugh 6,9 Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida
1-04-34-35-S0010-000O-1330
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
Dated the 1st day of October 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /S/Linda F Young
By Deputy Clerk
In accordance wit the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who because of their
disabilihes need special accommoda
tions to paricpate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration
no later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at 1-772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heang impaired) or
1800 955 8770 voicee mpared)
297026 ON 10/22,29/08





14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 22,2008


Female/Spade- Black & White
Boston errier lost in the vi-
cinity of Dark Hammock rd.
3 weeks ago (863)467-6100
PITBULL/KUR & CHIHUAHUA
MIX PUPPIES Free to Good,
loving homes ONLY.
(863)634-0566
Beds- 1- Queen electric $350.,
1- Day bed $100.
(863)467-6100
DOUBLE FUTON Oak w/Palm
Tree Mattress & 2 drawers
below. New. $300
(863)675-1936 LaBelle.



Woman's size 10 White Gold
1 1/2 Carat ring 3 large
stones $2800 OBO
(863)467-6100



SEWING MACHINE Brothers.
Like new. Perfect condition.
$125 includes table.
(863)674-0027 LaBelle
BEAUTIFUL Lg. CBS, 2 BR,
Full Wall Closets, Screen
Rm. Utility Rm. $750. mo +
$500 sec. (863)467-2784
OAK LAKE VILLAS- #17, 2/2
Townhome, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $500 sec.
(863)467-5965
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, DW, W/D connector,
C/A & heat, $750 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. Call
(863) 763-4414
OKEECHOBEE Clean 2/1
House w/ C/Air 310 NE 4th
Ave., $700 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE New CBS
homes, 3BR, 2BA, Open
floor, linoleum throughout,
carpet in BRs, 1656 sq ft liv-
ing, Only $110,000 on our
lots or $105,000 on your lot
Call (863) 634-0571
FOR RENT: Nice 3bd/2ba on 2
lots. $750/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. to move in. Call
(863)634-4480/228-0580.
NICE 2 BR, 2 BA MOBILE
HOME, All apple. W&D. Com-
pletely furnished. $600 mo.
(812)989-3022
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$2900 (772)342-7304
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.




FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
$4750 (239) 543-0887
Aluminum Truck Bed and
Racks $1200 each
(863)357-3567 after 5 pm
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD F150 XLT 1995 Excel-
lent conditions 88K Lots of
extra's. Must see! $4000
(863)674-0027 LaBelle
Heavy Duty Tandem Axle
5x31' + 4' tongue $500 And
Heavy Duty Single Axle 5x5
$100 (863)357-3567
Super Duty Ford Van-E450,
999 Handicap/Looks &
Runs Great $3500 OBO
(863)467-6100
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2009-CA-M00338
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III

EDWARD J CONRAD, CARMEN H CON-
RAD, and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, Including, a
named defendant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the survivng
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties clamng
by, through, under or against that de-
fendanl and claimants, persons or
parhes, natural or copate, or whose
exact legal states unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named or
described defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO EDWARD J CONRAD
CARMEN H CONRAD
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES
Residence Unknown
Mailing Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
ion to foreclose a mortgage on he fol-
lowng property in Okeechabee
County, Flonda.
BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST AND RUN S 01 DEG 46 MIN 22
SEC W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 191 FEET THENCE RUN N
89 DEG 53 MIN 40 SEC E ON A LINE
PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SAID NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 A DISTANCE OF 32931 FEET
THENCE RUN N 0 DEG 46 MIN 22
SEC E A DISTANCE OF 191 FEET TO
THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 THENCE S9 DEG
53 MIN 40 SEC W ALONG SAID
NORTH BOUNDARY UNE A DISTANCE
OF 329.31 FEETTO THE PO.B, LESS
RIGHT OF WAY FOR SR 51 (US
441) ALL SITUATE, LYING AND BE-
ING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, STATE OF FLORIDA
has been filed against yi EDWARD J
CONRAD, CARMEN H. CONRAD, AND
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, and you are required to
serve a copy ofyour written defenses,
i any to I on e Plaini's attorney
whose name and address is ENRICO
G GONZALEZ, PA, 6255 East Fowler
Avenue, Temple Terrace, Honda
33617, and file e onginal with the
clerk of the above-styed Court no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publicaion of this Noice of Action,
otherwise, a judgment may be entered
against you for the reie demanded in
the Complaint or Peton.
WITNESS my hand and the seat of sad
Court on Oct 13, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clhrk of the Canrt
By Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
Notice Regardng The Amencans With
Disabstlies Aclt o 1990, in accordance
wih the kencars With Disabtlinds Act,
persons needing a special accommoda-
on to parhcpaie in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration no
later than seven 17) days pror to the pro-
ceedng at 250 NW Country Club Onve,
Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986,
1 772 807 4370 within two wong days
of your receipt of this NOTICE IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
296473 ON10/22,29/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 200-CP-1 91
Division: Probate
IN RE' THE ESTATE OF
AUDREY M. DUKES
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admmnistraon of the estate of AU-
DREY M DUKES, deceased, whose
date of death was June 26, 2008, and
whose social secunty number is
371-10028, is spending the Circu
Court for Oaeechobee County, Flonda,
Probate Disimon, the address of which
is 312 Nort West 3rd Street OBee-
chobee, Flonda 34972 The names
and addrses of the personal repre-
sentaBive and the persoMal rexenta-
hves attorney are set forth bow
All credors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
oy of his nohce i required to be
served must file their claims with 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
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons hang claims or demands
against decedent's estate must ie
ther claims wih ns 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 THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 12 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publicahon of this noce
is October 15th, 20018
Attorney for Person Gving Notce
JEFFREY A FADLEY PRA
Fla BarNo'035667
Attorney for Petoner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeeahobe, FL 34974
Telephone' 863) 763-5733
Facsimile (863) 763-619
Person Giv Notice'
Carl Sanekas
Post Office Box 25632
Sarasota FL 34277
296359 ON 10/15,22/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION
CASE N.: 207-CA-382
FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
Planhff
VS.
CURTLUNDBERG, eal
Defendants


Nohce is hereby given that, pursuant to
an Order Reschedling Foreclosure
Sale dated 09/26/08, entered in ivl
Case Number 2007-CA-382, n the
Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE, Roa-
da, wherein FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN is the Plainff, and CURT LUND-
BERG, t al, are he Defendants, I will
sel the property stated in OKEECHO-
BEE, Flonda, descnbed as.
Lot 7 ad the East 5 f of Lot 8, Block 21,
OKEECHOBEE CITY SUBDIVISION,ac-
cording to the pla thereof recorded in
at Book 1, Page 10, of the Public
Record of Okeechobee Count, Hon-
da, Lying and bng in the NE 1/4 of
Section 16, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East
at public sale, to the highest and best
idder, for cash, at the Jur Assembly
Room, Second Roor, Okeechbee
County Judicial Center 312, NW
Third Street, Oweechobee, FL 34972 at
1100 am on the 12h day of Nov.
200 Any person amg an nterst
in the surplus from the sale, if any oth-
er han the property owner as f the
ate 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 iL inda F Young
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In
Accordance wih the Amencans With
Dsailhes Act person needing a
special accommodaton to participate
in ths proceng should contact
Court Admistaion no later that sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Couny Club Dnve, Port Luce,
Flonda 34986,1-772-807-4370 Athmn
Nwowodong days of yur recent 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
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auchon wl be hed at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobeet
Flonda 34972 on NOVEMBER 7, 2008,
at 900 AM Pursuant to Flonda Stat-
ute 713.78 lf unpaid towing and tor-
age charges Year, make, model and
VIN are as follows
1988 Mazda RX-7
VIN#JM1FC3312J0632328
1993 Cheoy C2500 Track
VIN#1GCFC24K1 P146485
Terms of sae are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
rnh of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is
cnhon wih no guarantee's
297145 ON 10/22/08
LEGAL NOTICE
A public aucon will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave-
me, Okeechobee, oroda 34974 on
Fnday the 7th day of November 2008
from 10.00-11.00 A.M Pursuant to
Flonda statute 713 78 for upaid tow-
ing and storage Year, Make, Model &
VMS as follows
1983 Red Ford F150
1FTEFI4F6DNA06970
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the night of final bid All sales are final
No refunds wil be made Sad automo-
biles will be sod in 'AS IS" wih no
guarantees
:97319 ON 10/22/2008


NOTICE OF SALE
The flowing property il be sold at
public aucon per F Slat
715 105-10 and 715109 for storage
and other charges for which a lien o
same is claimed. Auctidon is October
30, 2008 at 1000 AM at River Bluff
RV Resort Ic (Uenor), 14725 NW
1st Pkwy, Okeehotee FL 34972
Phone 863-467-7528 No iles, as
is, cash only
1980 Parker Traider
VIN 1537
OwneraTenant Anthony ee Phlips
Ielsolder None
1998 Chalenger Travel Traler
VIN 44HFCOP20W4013728
Owner/Tenant Bety Jane Trobndge
or James Thomas Trobndge
Llenhflder Old Kent Bank
Fnh Third Bank
Interested pares, contact
State Filing Service, Inc
772-595-9555
296061 ON 10/15,22/08


Affordable Self Storage, 1799 S Par-
rot Ave, Okeechotee, FL 34974 will
be disposing of stored items on Octo-
ber 27, 2008
OTHERS UNIT*

Pame Audo 341
Jod Bunn 385
Virginla WIdden 191
Tammy Purvs 222
HeatherTown 149
Gene Courson 195
Taa & Sen leschner 95
IKely Neeas 45-46
Keith Nedy 205
James Bertka 220
Viley Hayes 39
Glona SRmms 133
Tersa Sml 154
Mak Saunders 315-317
297133 ON 10/22,29/08


PROJECT NO OCSB20722
NEW DATA BUILDING
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed ids will be received by the Operaions Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, LORIDA, 938 NE 34th Sueet, Okeechobee, onda
34972 u to 10:00 a.m. December 11, 2008 for al matenals and labor neces-
saryfor below,
CAUTION: BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME
New Date Building
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechfbee, Ronda 34974
Plans and speaicatiosns areon file in t e office of
Dale Barrett, Director of Operatons
938 NW 34th Skeet
Okeechsbe, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Arhitects, Inck
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota FL 34236
941-365-6056
Coies of sad plans and specficanons may be waited at the offie of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dle Barre, upon the depot of $10000 for one set of plans
and specfiatons, said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon retu of
sad plans and specfications in good condmon, and upon receipt of a bna fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in connec-
ion with this proecte
Bid Bond In he amount of 5% of the mammum bid, payable to tie School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the suc-
cessful bidder will execte and hurnish to he School Board of Okeechbee County
a good and sufficient performance bond as reaguired by Floda Stalste Secion
101347 n the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the contact guar-
anteing the performance of said contract
Failure to p rvde any of the documents outrned above wRlu be
grounds fr
rft onof the bid.
Ml bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Bard
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating the nveldope contains a bid for said
project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1000 a m,
prevailing me at the office of Dale Barre, Director of Operatons, 938 NW 34th
Sreet Okeechobee, FL 34972 The following documents shall accompany the
Owner/Contractor Agreement
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013,45 and 255.05, Roda Statutes
guaranteeing he payment of all debs pertaining hereto Each bond shall be is-
ued by a surety company Acensed and aunofed to do business in the State of
orida having a general bond holder's rang of A+- excellent and a financial rat.
ino of BBB + or better in Ronda satisfactory to he Owner, whan ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premnums of said bonds to be paid by the
Cotactor Sad bonds to be recorded in accordane wr School Board instuc-
ions
SPublic EntAy Cnmes sworn statement under Sectin 287 133(3(a, Florda Stat-
tdes
SDrug Free Workplace Cr ficagon
Trench Safety Affidavit if appicabe
SSignaore Acxnowledgment f the Jessca Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Raoida Statutes
The Contractor ill be required to have the project substantially completed witn 12
months of Notice to Proceed and have the punch list items and site cleanup, to-
tally completed within 30 days thereafter Falure to do so will result In liquidated
damages in the amount of 500 00 per day for each day the date of actual sub-
stania 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 coarletion exceeds the scheduled date of final completon
The successful bidder, i any, will be nobfied wdhin 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed
The School Board of Okeechbee County reserves the nght to reject any and all bids
and to wave any informaliies All proposals shall remain in forceor 30 days a
ter the date of opening
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By Panci G, Cooper, Ed D, Supeinendent of Schools
295574 ON 10/15,22,29/08


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
OKEECHOBEE CITY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 0l-PEFE1-NOMn-702--(AI)
The Deparbent gies notice of Its intent to find the Amendment to he Compre-
hensive Plan for Okeechobee City, adopted by Ordnance No 1022
2008, IN COMPUANCE, pursuant to Sectos 163 8 3178, 1 3 318
FS
The adopted Okeechobee CIy Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the Depart-
ment's Objecions, Recommenldaons and Commens Report, (I any), are available
for public nspectn Monda through Fday except for legal hedays, dunng nor-
mal business hours, at te CI of eeechobee, Cdy Hall Cles Office, 555 South-
east 30d Avenue, Okechobee, Florlada 34974
oy affected person, as defined in Secion 163,3104, FS, has a righ to pedion
for an aidrstrahbve hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination bat
the Amendment to the Okecobee City Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as
defined in Subsecton 163,3184|1), FS, The petion must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days after pblicalion of this nobce, and must incde all of the information and
contents described in Unorm Rule 28-106201, FAC The petioan must be filed
with he Agency Cle h, Departent of Communiy Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
vard, Talaassee, Ronda 32399-2100, and a copy maid or delivered to the local
governmenL Faiure to timely file a peaIon shall consmtute a waver of any right to
reestan administrative proceeding as a pehhoner under Sections 120 569 and
12 57, FS I a peton oIs filed, he purpose of the aidrlrstraive heanng will be to
present evidence and tesnmany and forward a recommended order to the Depart-
ment If no pehion is fied, ths Noce of Intent shal become fina agency acbio
If a peleon is filed, other affected persons may paiion for leave to intervene in the
proceeding A pehfon for interve9hon must be filed at least twenty (20) days before
the final hearing and must include l of the information and conents described In
Uniform Rule 28-106 205, A C A petaon for leave to intervene shall be filed at
the Division of Admostrave Hearings, Department of Management Services, 1230
Apalchee Parkway, Tallahassee, Roda 32399-3060 Falure to petion to inter-
vene within tAe allowed hme frame constlutes a waver of any night such a person
has to request heng under Sections 120569 and 120 57, FS orto participate
In e adminisrative heanng
Alter an admniostrave hearing pebion is tmely filed, medaion is available pursu-
ant to Sub-section 163 3189(3)(a), F S, to any affected person who Is made a par-
ty to tAf poceding by filing that request wi i the admnistraive law judge assigned
by the Divsion of Administrafie Heanngs The choice of medaton shall not affect
a party's night to an administrative hearing
Mike McOansd, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Plannhg
Department Community AfIairs
2555 SumardOak Boulevard
Tallahasee, Flodda 32399-2100
296623ON 10/22/08


Woman accused of 'doctor shopping'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman has been
arrested on a charge of doctor shop-
ping after she allegedly received over
8,000 schedule II and schedule III
three narcotics in an 18-month pe-
riod.
Teresa Daniels, 52, S.E. 59th Circle,
was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 21, by de-
tectives from the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,000.
A task force detective said Daniels
had been seeing as many as five dif-
ferent doctors and in a 30-day period


she had 23 over-
lapping instances
of receiving medi-
cation.
The detective
said the scripts
were primarily for
pain killers such as
vicodin and roxi-
codone. Teresa
From Jan. 15, Daniels
2007, until July 22,
2008, Daniels had received 8,738 nar-
cotics.
The task force detective went on
to state in an arrest report that she
had pain management contracts with


WordPad or Notepad


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Some of us still write an old-
fashioned letter occasionally -- the
kind that belongs on paper instead
of email. If it's a business letter, you
don't want to hand write it. So using
the computer is perfect for this. The
Windows operating system includes
some basic text editing software that
can come in handy. It is simple to use
and far less complicated than Micro-
soft Word, the most widely used word
processing application.
The programs I'm referring to are
WordPad and Notepad. These can be
found under your Start button. Click
Start, then Programs and then Acces-
sories. If the Accessories panel has
two little down-pointing arrows on
the bottom, it hasn't opened fully. You
can drag down to these arrows and
click. The whole accessories panel
will open.
Look for WordPad and Notepad.
What is the difference? Notepad is a
plain text editor, while WordPad is a
basic word processor.
Notepad: Produces a text docu-
ment without special formatting. It is
not usually the program of choice for
preparing a letter. That said, I'm going
to spend much more time describing
WordPad.
WordPad: Allows you to write and
prepare your letter or any simple doc-
ument for a very professional looking
product. WordPad saves your words
as an RTF document which stands for
Rich Text Formatting. RTF was devel-
oped as a program that can be read
by a wide variety of word processors.
It's meant to be very versatile.


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the Accessories programs
available through your
tart> >Programs> >Accessories
menu on your computer.


All about WordPad
When you want to create, edit,
view and print a written document,
WordPad works quite well as long as
your formatting needs are simple. In a
word processing application, the cur-
sor changes into an I-beam when in
the document area. When you click
in the document, the blinking vertical
line shows you the insertion point or
where your text will appear when you
type. A word processing application
builds your letter from the top down.
Don't expect to put text at the bottom
of the screen first.
The opening screen in WordPad is
made up of five areas:
Menu: Across the top under the
blue line, is the menu line. It reads
File, Edit, View, Insert, Format and
Help. These are very standard in a lot
of programs. File commands act on
the program as a whole. Edit com-
mands affect the document you are
producing. View commands, just as it
sounds, take care of the look of your
screen within the program. Insert
commands, there are only two, al-
low you to insert a date and time or
a picture. Format commands control
the look of the text you are entering.
And finally, the Help menu, gives you
information about how to use the
program.
Toolbar: Gives you icons that make
it easy to find the commands you use
most often in a visual way. For exam-
ple, new document, open document,
and save document, etc.
Format Bar: Again, gives you a fast
way to access ways to change your
font, change the font size and align-
ment with a visual prompt. The text
you want to change must be selected.
It is possible to edit your document
using simple copy and paste or by se-
lecting and moving the text to a new
spot. Select the text you want to move,
put your cursor over the selected text,
click and drag it to its new location.
Ruler: Use the ruler to control the
placement of text in your document.
When using even a simple word pro-
cessing application, perhaps the hard-
est thing to understand is that each
paragraph retains its own formatting.
So how does that affect you when
you are writing a letter? You need to
remember that if you want to use the
quick way to change a right or left
margin, that you need to have the text
selected you want changed. If your
cursor is simply blinking at the end of
a line, and no other lines are selected,
the only line affected by the change is
the one where the cursor is blinking.
If you want to add an indent at the
beginning of your paragraph, press
the tab one time for a one-half inch
indent. Default tabs are set up every


three different doctors. When a pa-
tient enters into a pain management
contract with a doctor they can only
legally receive prescriptions from that
physician. If they choose to leave that
doctor they are to terminate that con-
tract, before entering into a new con-
tract with another doctor.
The arrest report goes on to state
that Daniels was seeing two other
doctors but did not have a pain man-
agement contract with either of them,
nor did they know she was seeing
three other doctors and getting pre-
scriptions from them.


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For


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half inch.
Document Area: This is where you
type your message and where you ap-
ply formatting and margins.
Here are some things to remem-
ber about word processing.
In WordPad, your text will "wrap"
at the end of the line where the margin
dictates. This is a good thing, because
you will not need to use the enter key
at the end of each line, only at the end
of a paragraph.
To position your text on the print-
ed page, you will need to use the
page setup command, found in the
File menu. Page setup lets you se-
lect whether your page prints Portrait
(longer than it is wide) or Landscape
(wider than it is long). You can also
set up margins for your page; top,
bottom, left and right. This allows you
to move the beginning of your letter
down so it fits on stationery with a
preprinted heading.
Save often!
It's a good idea to save your docu-
ment periodically while you are work-
ing on it so that in case your computer
stops working for some reason, you
won't lose any of your work. Saving
the document will also allow you to
come back to it later if you want to
work on it again. Learn and use the
keyboard shortcut for Save. Ctrl, on
the lower left of your keyboard plus
"S" will save your work. Use ctrl>S
often.
There are some things you cannot
do in WordPad.
Cannot create tables in this
program
There is no spell checker
There are no headers or foot-
ers
Good luck using this versatile pro-
gram and happy computing!
Email questions or suggestions for topics
to dtlmmons@newszap.com.


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NOTICE
The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County is scheduled to convene on
Tuesday October 28, 2008, Wednesday, October 29, 2008, and Thursday. Octote
30, 2008 at 900 am at he Health Department Auditodrm, 1728 NW 9h Avenue
Okeechobeee, Fonda
Any person deiding to appeal any decision made by the Board wth respect to any
mater considered at this meeng will need a record of the proceedings, and tat, for
such purposes, he or she will need to ensure hat a vesbabm record of such pro-
cedings is made, which record shall Include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal s to be based
In accordance wih the Amencans with Disabildes Act (ADA) and Flodda Staute
286.26, persons with disabilites needing special accommodation to participate ir
Dis proceeding should contact Lynn Sham or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two (2)
woddng days por tothe proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext 2100 If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call DTO 1-800-222-3448 vocee) o 1-88-447-5620 (TCY),
Marvin Wherrell, Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, Roida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adustment Board
Okeechoee County, oaida
295692 ON 10/15,22108

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COOUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008 AT 900 AM IN THE
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N.. OKEECHOBEE, FL, A COPY OF
THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDER-
SIGNED IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, THAT PER-
SON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES
THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE
MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE
WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN
THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALLING
(863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING
NOTICE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE
WILLARD M BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
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Submitted photo/Sunni Adams
Those earning Belt Advancement are (in no particular order) Nickolas Montero, Kia Morgan,
Denise Whitehead, Makaya Whitehead, Abdul Barbosa, Angel Barbosa, Saint Barbosa, Lin-
den Buccino, Casey Hurst, Darlene Kurutz, John Lense, Trina Lense, Ahmad Yousef, Mohan-
nad Yousef, Cristian Morales, Ty Collins, Hannah Morales, Courtney Kurutz, Charles Yager,
Steven Brown, Gage Cashwell, Michael Lazaro, Nicholas Brown, Juliet Skinner, Jesus Yanez,
Mckayla Skinner. Judges were: 1st Degree Sr. Black belt Mr. Anthony Hernandez, 4th De-
gree Sr. Black belt Mr. Luis Maisonet and (not pictured) Jennifer Lester.

Taekwondo students advance


On Oct. 3, 2008, Russ Adams
Taekwondo America held their
testing for belt advancement. The
following are the results of that
testing:
White to Yellow: Nickolas
Montero, Kia Morgan, Denise
Whitehead, Makaya Whitehead.
Yellow to Orange: Abdul
Barbosa, Angel Barbosa, Saint
Barbosa, Darlene Kurutz, John
Lense, Trina Lensa, Jennifer


Lester, Casey Hurst, Linden Buc-
cino, Ahmad Yousef, Mohammad
Yousef.
Orange to Sr. Orange: Cristian
Morales.
Sr. Orange to Green: Ty Col-
lins, Hannah Morales.
Sr. Green to Blue: Courtney
Kurutz.
Blue to Sr. Blue: Charles Yag-
er.
Sr. Brown to Red: Steven


Brown, Gage Cashwell, Michael
Lazaro.
Red to Sr. Red: Nicholas
Brown.
1st Degree Probationary Black
Belt to 1st Degree Decided Black
Belt: Juliet Skinner, Jesus Yanez.
1st Degree Decided Black Belt
to 1st Degree Senior Black Belt:
McKayla Skinner.
A black belt is a white belt that
didn't quit. Congratulations to all.


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the opening of his
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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Cross Country takes fourth at Titusville event


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Cross Country team competed with
some of the top teams in the state
last week a the FIRunners.Com In-
vitational IX in Titusville.
The meet was broken down into
the small school and large school
division and Okeechobee com-
peted in the large school division.
Lyman won the event followed by
Astronaut, Martin County, Okeecho-
bee, Lake Mary, Lake Region, Edge-
water, Rockledge, South Fork, and
Cypress Lake.
Reynel Denova had the top fin-
ish for Okeechobee as he finished
13th overall. He finished with a time
of 17:19.88. Misael Alvarado took
21 with a time of 17:42.67. Lionel
Jones finished 23rd and Matt Bauer
finished in 25th place.
The girl's team finished in 11th
place. Lyman won that division
with Gaither second, Rockledge,
third, and Lake Mary fourth. Mi-
ami Sunset finished fifth followed
by Mariner, Astronaut, South Fork,
Seabreeze, and Martin County.
Isabella Pinedo finished in sev-
enth place overall. She finished with
a time of 20:40.03. Heather Tisley
finished in 34th place with a time
of 22:33.78. Laura Serrano finished
in 71st place. Natividad Garcia fin-
ished in 80th place. Mandy Harri-
son finished in 83rd place. Graciela

Sports Briefs

Junior Golf Tourney
planned
Waldau Junior Golf is host-
ing it's 17th annual golf tourna-
ment on Friday, Oct. 24, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
This popular event raises mon
ey for scholarships and junior golf
programs for local junior golfers.
Tee and Hole sponsorships are
available and donations from
local businesses are also being
sought for door prizes.
There is still space available for
teams in the tournament which
starts a 11 a.m. with lunch and the
4-man best ball shot-gun scram-
ble beginning at noon. Besides
the team prizes, there will be hole
in one prizes, longest drive and cl
osest to the pin prizes. Golf entry
fee covers lunch, golf, prizes and
Waldau's "Famous" Dance party,
featuring DJ David Pagitt, Mixes
For You which follows the tourna-
ment at the OGCC Restaurant and
Lounge. You will have fun at this
event!
Entry fee is $55 per player or
$200 for pre-paid team of 4. En-
try forms and sponsorship forms
can be obtained on the web site:
www.floridajuniorgolf.org or at
the Okeechobee Gold and Coun-
try Club. You may also contact
Bridgette at 863-467-7300 or Club
Pro, Terry at the country club -
863-732-6228.

Skip Bryant Memorial
Tournament
The Skip Bryant Memorial Fund
in conjunction with the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office will
hold their 16th annual fund-rais-
ing golf tournament on Saturday,
Oct. 25. Skip Bryant was the only
Okeechobee County Sheriff'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 763-3117.

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.

O.G.&C.C.

Golf Results

PI.G.S. League
K.O.A. Oct. 13: First place -
Clyde Price. Second place Russ
Papy. Last place Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: 2-Russ Papy,
1- JC Armstrong, 2-Terry Maste-
lar.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Oct. 15: First place (Tie) Vern
Johnson and Bob Meyer. Second
place -Lou Cox.
O.G. & C.C. Oct. 17: First place
- George Earl Goudy. Second
place Billy Crum. Last place -
George Guydosh.
Closest to the pin: 2-J.W. Cain,
8-Billy Crum, 11-Max Sherry.


Varela finished in 93rd place for
Okeechobee.
The teams were scheduled to
compete in the Walt Disney World
Classic at the Disney Wide World of
Sports Complex on Saturday.


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Other top performances this with a time of 17:28. Adrian Leon
year included Eddie Guerrero's finished 85th with a time of 17:35.
performance at the FSU XC-Invite For the girl's Heather Tinsley fin
on September 27th. He finished in ished 98th with a time of 22:22.
ninth place with a time of 16:16.04. Isabella Penido finished 41st with a
Denova finished 73rd overall time of 20:56.


The team also had some fine course. Denova finished 37th, and
performances from runners at the Leon finished 41st.
Astronaut Invitational on Septem For the girls Tinsley finished 29th
ber 20. Guerrero led the boys team overall with a time of 21:56. Laura
Serrano finished 40th with a time of
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