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KEECHOBEE


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Vol. 99 No. 269 Friday, October 24, 2008 50 Plus tax


Briefs


IRSC hosts Hispanic
Health Fair
The Public is Invited to this
Free Event
Indian River State College,
the Mexican Consulate and
other health care agencies will
co-sponsor a health fair focus-
ing on the Hispanic community
Saturday, Nov. 1. Agencies will
be conducting various screen-
ings for HIV, cancer, diabetes
and dental issues. IRSC will
also provide information about
its educational programs and
services. The event is from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Koblegard
Student Union at the IRSC Main
Campus in Fort Pierce.
Over ten agencies will pro-
vide information and screenings
for the Hispanic community on
health and safety issues includ-
ing hypertension, diabetes,
sexually transmitted diseases,
heart disease, obesity, nutrition,
dental health, women's health,
mental health and more.

Board of Realtors
hosts golf tourney
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors will be hold-
ing their 15th Annual Golf Tour-
nament on Saturday, Nov. 1,
at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. The money
raised will be used to present
local high school seniors with
scholarships towards further-
ing their education.
Registration will begin at 7
a.m. Hole sponsor, tee sponsor
and green sponsor's are avail-
able and the teams consist of 4
golfers. Lots of prizes available:
Closest to Pin, Longest drive
and Hole-in-one. Call Kathy
Godwin 863-763-8222 or 863
634-7728 for details. Hope this
will be a great event.

Drought Index

Current: 492
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.88 feet
Last Year: 10.23 feet
&Son ored 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


Classifieds............................... 10
Community Events.................. 6
Crossword ..... ........ ........ 11
Obituaries.... ........ ... ....... 5
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 12
Sudoku 11
Weather 2
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Christmas festival planned


Improvements
proposed for
Okee-Tantie

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There was good news and
bad at the Thursday, Oct. 23
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission. The good
news is that there will be a new
Christmas celebration this year
and the 2009 Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair will be bigger and better


than ever. The bad news is the
cost of rehabilitating Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
"Christmas in the Country"
will be held at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center from
6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.
4. The event will include a tree
lighting ceremony, hay rides,
pony rides, Christmas light dis-
plays, bounce houses, a disc
jockey and food and drinks,
Commissioners voted to
spend up to $2,500 for the event.
The vote was 4-1 with com-
missioner Ray Domer playing


Scrooge.
"I don't think we have any
business doing this," Mr. Domer
stated. He feared that there
would be indirect, hidden costs
beyond the amount authorized.
Linda Syfrett of the Okeecho-
bee County Fair Association gave
a "state of the fair" address. She
said that before the first fair in
2007 her association was able
to secure in kind donations in
excess of $300,000 for fill work
at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center. That included
donations of fill dirt, hauling,


Superior rating: OHS Blazin' Brahmans


compacting and leveling. The
inaugural fair had 15,100 in paid
attendance. There were 24 rides
and over 50 exhibitors. The as-
sociation spent over $6,000 for
improvements to the electrical
service.
In 2008 a new tradition was
started when the cattlemen's as-
sociation rodeo was held in con-
nection with the fair. Paid atten-
dance was 17,200. There were
over 30 rides and over 70 exhibi-
tors. The 2008 fair conducted the
first Miss Okeechobee County
Fair Beauty Pageant. The associa


tion spent an additional $10,000
for improvements to the electri-
cal service.
In 2009 the association will
be spending over $24,000 on en-
tertainment that will be free. In
stead of big name entertainment,
there will be several local bands.
There will be pig races and a
petting zoo. The association is
anticipating over 14 independent
vendors and 60 exhibitors. There
will be a Bluegrass Weekend
with several bluegrass bands,
See Christmas Page 11


Woman ID'd-


husband accused


of her murder


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators from the High-
lands County Sheriff's Office
(HCSO) have arrested a Bur-
bank, Calif., man in connection
in the slaying of his wife.
The woman, now identified
as Virginia Navarro Barnes, 62,
of Burbank, Calif., was found
dead in a citrus grove in the
Cornwell area on Oct. 13.
Her husband, James Higley
Barnes, 64, was arrested and
charged Wednesday, Oct. 22,
with first degree murder. He
was booked into the Highlands
County Jail and is being held


Submitted photo/Don Fraser
The Okeechobee High School Blazin' Brahman Band performed in the Treasure Coast
Crown Jewel Marching Band Festival Saturday, Oct. 11, where they performed Jeckyll
and Hyde. Okeechobee placed third in the finals competition on Sunday, Oct. 12.


Marching band in competitions


The Okeechobee High
School Blazin' Brahman Band
was one of sixteen bands to en-
ter the Treasure Coast Crown
Jewel Marching Band Festival
last Saturday, Oct. 11, in Vero
Beach.
The OHS Band has been
working on their half-time
show since July and Saturday
their efforts paid off. At 11:45
a.m. the band entered a very
muddy field in competition
to perform Jeckyll and Hyde.
Nervous fans in the crowd in-
cluded alumni, parents and ad-
ministration from Okeechobee
High School.
The Blazin' Brahman band
entertained the crowd and


received many compliments
about the quality of the show.
The band completed their
show and put away their equip-
ment to await awards.
When the awards ceremony
began, the students and staff at
OHS held their breath. They
would have to place in the top
six bands in order to continue
to the finals portion of the com-
petition. In preliminary compe-
tition, the band earned a rating
of "Superior" for the captions
of Auxiliary and Marching and
Maneuvering. Their overall
score was 78.5 out of 100, just
enough to get them into finals.
The second performance of
the day was even better than


the first and the band again re
treated to the stands to await
scores. In final competition,
Okeechobee again faced bands
from as far away as Key West
and as close as Jensen Beach
High School. Of the six bands
in finals, Okeechobee High
School placed third, a first in
history for the Brahmans. The
OHS Band received superior
ratings in the captions of In-
dividual Music and Individual
Marching.
The OHS Band will continue
their competitive season at the
University Classic in Orlando
on Oct. 25 and performs in
support of our football team at
each football game.


there with-
out bond,
said HCSO
Detective
Lieutenant
Tim Leth-
bridge.
Lt. Leth
bridge said Ja
the woman
had been Barnes
shot, but declined to say what
type of weapon was used. He
did say that the murder weap-
on has been recovered.
"He (Barnes) stated that

See Murder Page 11


Alcohol-related


crashes on the rise


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Alcohol-related crashes ac-
counted for a large percent-
age of crashes in Okeechobee
County during 2007 according
to the annual crash report re-
leased by the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles.
The report showed 14 fatal
crashes in Okeechobee last
year with six of those involving
alcohol. There were 63 crashes
with injuries that involved al-
cohol and another 141 crashes
that involved property damage.
Overall the number of
crashes declined in Okeecho-
bee and fatalities dropped from


19 to 14. As of June 30, there
had been eight fatal crashes in
Okeechobee this year.
The report listed three fatali-
ties involving motorcycles, and
21 motorcycle accidents with
injuries. There were six crashes
injuring bicyclists and 15 that
injured pedestrians.
The report noted crashes
that involved commercial mo-
tor vehicles declined from 67
to 58 in the past year. Three of
those crashes involved deaths
and 48 of them involved inju-
ries.
Glades County had a drop
in fatalities from eight in 2006
See Alcohol Page 11


Garrett takes top honors at

fishing tourney in Clewiston


By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News


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Outdoors


Chan Garrett took top hon-
ors in the October Taylor Creek
Bass Club of Okeechobee Tour-
nament held on Lake Okeecho
bee in Clewiston. A 3.47 lbs fish
anchored his catch for the win.
The team of Chan Garrett and
Dave Smith won the "Calcutta"
with there total weight. Chan
Garrett took the Big Fish Award
as well.
Dave Stout finished in sec
ond place Ernie Johnson in
third place, followed by Charles
Eaton in fourth place.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following


weekend. New boaters and
(especially) non-boaters are
welcome. For information call
Dave Stout at 863-467-2255
Don't forget to head down
to the Agri-Civic Center for the
23rd Annual Lee McAllister Me-
morial, free Kids Day Fishing
Festival on Sunday, Oct. 26. The
festival is sponsored by the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club along with
support from several local busi-
nesses. The event will begin at
10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
Participants are asked to only
enter from Highway 710.
From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. a
Bassmaster Casting Kids Com-
petition will be held. Following
See Fishing Page 8


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Chan Garrett took top honors as well as the Big Fish award
at the October tournament for Taylor Creek Bass Club in
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Warrant arrest leads to felony drug charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was ar-
rested on a felony drug charge
Tuesday after detectives from the


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
What started as a truancy issue
Wednesday morning escalated to
the point that a 16-year-old girl
was booked into the county jail
on two felony charges.
Nicole Futch was charged with
the felonies of battery on a law
enforcement officer and resist-
ing arrest with violence. She was
also charged
with the mis-
demeanor of
possession of
marijuana un-
der 20 grams.
Depu-
ty Robbie
Lamb of the
Okeechobee
County Sher- Nicole Futch
iff's Office
(OCSO) indicated in his arrest
report that the girl's mother told
him that Futch was refusing to go
to school and that she was tired of
fighting with the teen.
When the deputy located the
girl in the 900 block of N.E. 10th
St. he told her he would be taking
her to school.
The deputy's report states that
Deputy Luann Green performed a
pat search on the teen and found a
bag that contained a small amount
of a green leafy substance. That
substance was field tested and
indicated a positive result for the
presence of marijuana.
Deputy Lamb's report states
the suspected marijuana weighed
2 grams.
As Deputy Lamb placed the
girl under arrest she tried to run,
states his report. The deputy
stated that Futch "became very
combative" as he tried to restrain
her. At one point she jerked her
arm away from the OCSO deputy,


Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
reportedly found over 60 grams
of suspected marijuana in his ve-
hicle.
Alexander Gonzalez-Gonzalez,


Routine traffic


stop ends in


drug
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After stopping a pick
for speeding, detective
the Okeechobee Narco
Force arrested the drive
ony drug charges.
Billy Cecil Bail
Okeechobee, was arrest
day, Oct. 21, on two c
possession of a control
stance. He was booked
Okeechobee County J
a bond of $10,000.
At 3:56 p.m. Tuesday
tive stopped a white For
in the 300 block of S.F
Ave. for going 40 mph
mph zone, stated a ta
arrest report. The drive


charge
truck was identified as Bailey.
Bailey was placed under ar-
rest after it was learned by task
:up truck force detec-
es from tives that he
tics Task was in pos-
er on fel- session of 21
oxycodone
ey, 50, pills, two
tedTues- methadone
ounts of pills and two
lied sub- unidentified Bill Cecil
Into the pills, added ly ec
ail under the report. Bailey
The arrest report goes on to
,a detec- state that detectives also learned
d pickup that Bailey did not have a pre-
E. Eighth scription for the pills.
Sin a 25 Bailey was also given a ver-
sk force bal warning for the speeding
er of the violation, stated the report.


striking him in the right side of his
face, the report added.
Futch reportedly continued to
resist and scream at the two dep-
uties and, according to Deputy
Lamb's report, swung her arms at
him and struck him in the throat.
However, with Deputy's
Green's help the girl was subdued
and taken into custody.
Deputy Lamb's report does not
indicate if Futch was released to
her mother or if she was taken to
the Department of Juvenile Justice
Detention Center in Fort Pierce.


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34, N.W 30th St., was arrested on
a felony charge
of posses-
sion of mari-
juana over 20
grams and a
misdemeanor
charge of pos-
session of drug
parapherna-
lia. He was
booked into Alexander
the Okeecho- Gonzalez-
bee County Jail Gonzalez
under a bond
of $6,000.
He was also arrested on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the sale of co-
caine. His bond on that charge
was set at $5,000.
A task force arrest report in-
dicates that a detective from that
unit stopped Gonzalez-Gonzalez


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A discussion between a man
and woman over a text message
on the man's phone from another
woman culminated in his arrest
after he was charged for punch-
ing the woman
in the face.
Corey Nathan
Hardy, 27, N.W
12th St., was ar-
rested Wednes-
day, Oct. 22, on
a felony charge
of burglary of a
conveyance and Corey Nathan
a misdemeanor Hardy
charge of bat-
tery (domestic violence). He
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
Detective Bill Saum of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) stated that Hardy
was arrested by OCPD Officer
Belen Reyna after the man hit the
woman about the neck and face.
According to Detective Saum,


in the 4500 block of N.W. 30th St.
at 12:58 p.m. on Oct. 21 because
he knew there was a warrant call-
ing for his arrest.
After the man was placed un-
der arrest, the detective searched
the man's 2000 Ford F-150 pickup
truck. During this search the de-
tective reportedly found 61.5
grams of a green leafy substance
inside the vehicle. The substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of
marijuana.
The detective's arrest report
goes on to state that he also found
a partially-smoked cigar that,
when field tested, also indicated a
positive result for the presence of
marijuana. The cigar weighed ap-
proximately .1 grams, added the
report.
The detective, along with two
other task force detectives, then


the 29-year-old victim locked the
doors on her vehicle then began
to ask Hardy about the message
on his cell phone.
"She locked the door and
asked him about it because she
was afraid he would get mad,"
said the detective. "He got mad
and told her to hit him, but she
refused."
Detective Saum said Hardy
apparently reached his hand
through an open window and
began to slap the woman with an
open hand and punch her in the
face with a closed fist.
The OCPD detective said Har-
dy was charged with burglary
by Officer Reyna because he
reached through the window and
unlocked the car for the purpose
of hitting her.
Detective Saum said the wom-
an was trying to leave the area
when Hardy opened the door.
It's not known if the victim re-
ceived medical treatment, even
though Detective Saum said
bruising was visible about the
woman's face.


went to the man's home to search
the residence.
According to the report, the de-
tectives found a safe in the man's
bedroom. Inside the safe was 93.1
grams of a green leafy substance
that, when field tested, indicated a
positive result for the presence of
marijuana, added the report.
A second substance was also
found in the safe. It was field test-
ed and indicated a positive result


for the presence of cocaine, con-
tinued the report. That substance
reportedly weighed 31.7 grams.
The detective's report also stat-
ed that a full pack of small cigars
was found on the front seat o the
truck and an empty cigar pack
was found on the floorboard of
the back seat. Also found in the
rear driver's side door panel was
a bag containing cigar tobacco,
the report added.


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Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
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
AMENDMENT 2: The Florida Marriage Amendment, also known
as Proposition 2 and The Marriage Protection Amendment, is a pro-
posed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida.
In order to pass, the amendment will require a 60 percent majority of
those voting in the election. As of Sept. 8, a slight majority of Florid-
ians support the ballot measure (55 percent), but not 60 percent; 41
percent oppose the measure. The amendment as written includes a
clause prohibiting judges from overturning the law. This is a response
to what happened in Massachusetts, where a judge overturned that
state's law banning same-sex marriage. This answers those who say
that we "have a law" as we can clearly see that if an activist judge in
another state can overturn a law, what is there to prevent one from
doing the same here?
VOTE: I usually vote "no' on all proposed amendments to the
Florida Constitution because these are things that should be handled
by the legislature as laws, not made part of our constitution. Howev-
er, Amendment 1 is actually something needed to clean up a problem
in the constitution. So that one is appropriately handled by a vote to
amend the constitution. The others should be handled by the Legis-
lature. For example, with Amendment 2, Florida already has a law
stating the same thing. It does not need to be in the Constitution too.
JROTC: If Colonel Saucier was following the Army's curriculum
for the JROTC program, then having a substitute come in and take
over should not be any problem. The Army provides books and writ-
ten materials and having dealt with the Army, I am sure they have
specified goals and achievements that should be met each nine
weeks.
TAXES: Considering that the tax system is about to be restructured
for the purpose of income redistribution, I would like to propose an-
other option. Instead of paying income tax, I would like to sponsor
a needy American for $22 a month, and once a year receive a photo
and letter from the beneficiary. Doing so would make me feel so
much better than the present tax system.
DEAN: I don't understand why the parents at the school board
meeting said the deans were not helping the students and the school
should have provided counseling. The man assigned to take over the
class is a former dean. If they need help from a dean, he would be
someone to talk to. When other teachers had to be out or leave, the
students didn't need counseling. If having a teacher leave means you
are so upset you need a counselor, is that attachment to the teacher
appropriate for a school setting?
HALLOWEEN: Do you remember trick-or-treating as a child? If
you were still a child before 2004 in Okeechobee you would. That
is when it all went awry. 2004 The Homecoming Game was on the
same day and Trick-or-Treating was canceled. 2005 Hurricane Wil-
ma made landfall on the 24th and Trick-or-Treaters were advised that
conditions were too risky. After that point, any children who have
been introduced to the celebration of Halloween in this town are led
to believe that a booth in Flagler Park or the Agri-Civic Center rep-
resents the spirit of the holiday. Remember when you were young
and Halloween meant that your neighbors would put up decorations
and give out candy? Remember the fun walking around the neigh-
borhood and seeing all the costumes? Let's bring Halloween back to
Okeechobee!
HOLIDAYS: I miss the old-fashioned Okeechobee Halloweens of
20 years ago. Remember when Yearling Middle School would hold
an annual Halloween carnival and everyone would go. There would
be hundreds of little kids there having fun. Remember when nearly
everyone in town dressed up? All the bank tellers would be in cos-
tume. The people at the courthouse and city hall would dress up.
Convenience store clerks, folks at the grocery stores, everywhere
you went, people were in costume. Even the school crossing guards
would be in costume. Remember when the elementary schools let
the kids bring their costumes and have a Halloween costume parade
at school? Let's bring back Halloween and have fun again.
911 CALLS: Say you need to call 911 from an out of state cell
phone number, how would they know where you really are? My
granny is here visiting from Tennessee and she has a cell phone from
there, what if she needed to call 911 for some reason? Detective Bill
Saum and Dispatcher Glenda Wilson of the Okeechobee City Police
Department respond: We use the enhanced 911 system. With that
system the call is tracked to the nearest tower. The call is also re-
corded here at the Police Department. The system does not track
or pin point the exact location on any cell phone. When your call is
answered you should: Give your LOCATION- CELL PHONE NUMBER
INCLUDING AREA CODE, YOUR NAME AND THE DESCRIPTION OF
YOUR VEHICLE. Do this in this order. First give your location as best
as you can. Use landmarks if need be. We will do our best to figure
out where you are. KEEP CALM, SPEAK SLOWLYAND CLEARLY Next
give your cellphone number with area code so we can try to callyou
back if disconnected. KEEP CALM SPEAK SLOWLYAND CLEARLY- IF
WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOU WE CANNOTHELP YOU! Next give
your name and home state so we know who we are looking for and
can look up your driver's license information. This is why it is so very
important to keep it current. It you can't communicate, it is of utmost
importance that we are able to find someone who knows or is re-
lated to you. KEEP CALM SPEAK SLOWLY AND CLEARLY Lastly give
your vehicle or surrounding description. If you are in ourjurisdiction
we may be able to figure out where you are. I hope this helped.
KIDS IN BASSWOOD: I've read the complaints about high school
kids walking in the road in Basswood in the pre-dawn hours. I drive
that way, too, and yes, they do cause the traffic to slow down, even to
stop sometimes to get around the crowds. And they do saunter their
way to the bus, slowly dragging themselves onto it. They surely go as
slowly to their seats, holding up the drivers who cannot move until
their passengers are seated. And often I, too, wish that electric cattle
prods were acceptable for moving the kids along. But all you can do
is take a breath, maybe 2, and wait. If they had sidewalks to walk
on, much of the problem would be alleviated, but they don't, so the
alternatives are to wade through deep, wet grass, often hiding trash
and other booby-traps wearing the clothes they'll have to wear all
day, and to walk in high heels over the soft and uneven earth, stum-
ble over the litter and dog refuse that can line the road through that
neighborhood. In the dark. None any of us would appreciate it either.
If the county could keep it mowed, that could help. The end of day-
light savings time might make a difference, too, but maybe not. No
influence I know of will make a teenager move any faster than they
are willing to. Ever had one of those? It's surely not the bus driver's
fault, and I can't imagine that the entire sheriff's department could
have any lasting effect. Maybe a working crew of cowboys with dogs
and whips at the ready, but most of them are busy, too. Meanwhile,
we can fantasize such solutions while we put our trucks in park, take
another sip of coffee, and be glad for each of them that they won't be
adolescents forever.
COACH: This is about the article in the paper where this coach
says there is no official dress code for coaches. Well then let's throw
out the dress code for high school students too.
MCCAIN: I am so tired of hearing about McCain's time as a pris-
oner of war and his time overseas in the service. I have a brother who
died from tuberculosis that he contracted over there and one brother
lost an eye, one brother lost an arm. My uncle was a POW in Japan;
one uncle was a POW in Germany; a cousin had Agent Orange and
my husband was missing in action in WW II, he was a pilot.
CABLE PROBLEMS: Anyone who is having problems with the
cable company. If we would just stick together they might actually
give us back some decent channels. They keep taking them away
and all the channels they give us are awful, from Palm Beach and the
coast. If we would all call and complain we might actually get some
decent channels back and get something done.
DITCHES: I would appreciate if someone would come out and
dig out the ditches in Basswood on 39th so that they would drain
properly. Is there someone I could call?


Letters to the Editor


Reporting was
accurate
My name is Tom Pasquarella
and I was present in the school
board meeting where the stu-
dents who I am very proud to say
belong to our community, stood
up as character witnesses to the
leadership of the Colonel.
I am writing in direct response
to the letter to the editor titled,
"JROTC parent disputes report-
ing."
The students were impressive
and bold to speak on his behalf
and they deserve credit for how
they responded.
What was not impressive is
that I did hear many state that
the Colonel "was the program"
and that if he did not return they
would leave the program and
there would not be a program.
I have to admit the tension in
that meeting was palpable and at
time there was some character
assassination done by a parent or
two. The problem with that meet-
ing was that it seemed that they
were trying to force the school
board to reinstate the Colonel
without due process and that was
not going to happen. The board
was not supposed to allow the
speaking about the Colonel be-
cause it was an open investiga-
tion, but allowed it because of the
turnout and wanted the students
to have their say. I commend the
board on their decision.
The reporting on the meet-
ing done by Chauna Aguilar was
awesome and she stated the facts
as they happened, and to hear
someone who was at that meet-
ing stating that he was misquoted
-- after being there to witness it all
-- was shocking. I had heard this
parent's every word and I was
shocked at how far he went to
denigrate and belittle the work of
the administration by bringing up
the fact that there were, "pregnant
girls getting an education, as if be-
coming pregnant before finishing
high school is an acceptable prac-
tice." I believe that these girls that
get pregnant and finish school are
courageous which shows me that
even though mistakes are made,
that should not hinder your edu-
cation. I may disagree with their
decision, but they are entitled to
finish high school with their class
if possible.
Furthermore, he brought up
the GSA, and I am not entirely
sure why he did, because it did
not make sense in regards to the


issue at hand. It was not like the
school board did not try to up-
hold the abstinence only policy.
This parent went as far as say-
ing that the administration did not
support this program and that was
furthest from the truth. Knowing
Mrs. Wiersma and praying with
her, the only thing I ever heard
her say was that we need prayer
and we need to seek God's wis-
dom. She knew this was a hard
hit to the school and the program
and she wanted to know what
God would have them do. From
the very moment this occurred,
we as ministers started praying
for all parties involved, from the
Sergeant involved, to the Colonel,
to the alleged victim, to the cadets
and their parents, I know that
God will work this out and the
program will be stronger for it. I
believe as I did that night this is a
time where we should come to-
gether as a community and pray
through this and seek what is
right for our students along with
the administration, board, cadets,
and parents.
This parent had the right to
speak. He had the right to write
this letter to the editor, but when
there is an attack made on an-
other without cause, I must speak
my piece. I believe that the school
board was wise in its decision to
wait for the law to do its work,
that the administration was just
as upset and bothered by the
chain of events, and that every-
one involved in this program
from the parents, administrators,
and board just want to see the
program continue and more stu-
dents to be impacted by positive
discipline in the future.
Advice for you cadets: I believe
that you were sincere and really
love the Colonel and I know that
you may be having some difficulty
with the subs, but this is the time
that you can make your Colonel
proud and live the way he taught
you respecting those in authority
over you. That will be the biggest
form of respect.
In closing, I commend Chauna
for her reporting the facts, I for
one relived that interesting night
where I saw the students on fire
for a cause they believed in.
God bless,
Tom Pasquarella

Thanks for the
support
The family of "Bill" William T.
Weeks would like to thank all of


Submitted photo/Cathy Womble

Barbie Cake
Shelby Padgett is a member of the Christian Home Edu-
cators of Okeechobee's cake decorating class which is
Instructed by Cathy Womble each year. Here she shows
off her cake that she decorated during the final class for
the year.




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At Your Service On Page 2


those who have shown their love
and support for Bill since he was
burned on March 28, of this year.
Bill suffered greatly though this
ordeal but he comforted by the
knowledge that his family was
take care of by his friends and
family. To all those who helped,
too many to list, we thank you.
Some of those who helped we
didn't even know your names but
we received your gifts fo love. We
pray that our God who knows all
hearts will bless you with many
blessings as you have blessed us.
With our sincerest gratitude
and love,
The William "Bill" T. Weeks
family

Breast Cancer Walk
Support appreciated
A big thank you to all who
helped with donations and par-
ticipation at the Celebrity Serv-
ers Night at the Buckhead Ridge
Women of the Moose. I appreci-
ate everyone who supported me
and donated for the 5K Breast
Cancer Walk.
Thank you to all
Malinda Wood

Job well done
On behalf of the Property Ap-
praiser's staff, Celeste Watford,
Tax Collector and her staff, I
would like to commend Close
Construction and Mr. Donnie
Oden, Capital Improvement Proj-
ects Manager for the County, and
his staff, for the job they are doing
on the Alderman Building.
They have been very profes-
sional in their work. It has been
done in a timely fashion with
great consideration given to the
employees and the public doing
business here.
Be assured that we do appre-
ciate their effort to work with us
while doing their job.
Bill Sherman
Okeechobee County Prop-
erty Appraiser

Computing column
helpful to many
Congratulations to the
Okeechobee News for improv-
ing our hometown newspaper
quality and coverage of local only
news. It was a difficult decision
to change the format and publi-
cation from daily to three times
a week. But any thinking person
will recognize that a cost vs. ben-
efits analysis with present operat-
ing expenses dictated this change.
I for one applaud it.
Also as a 73 year old I especially
appreciate the new computer ar-
ticles by Diane Timmons entitled
"Computing for Seniors." When I
was in high school and college in
the 1950s, computers were not on
the scene. Now they are even in


grade school. Personally, I'm the
longest licensed Realtor and Ap-
praiser in the Okeechobee Board
of Realtors, which some time ago
has gone 100 percent computer.
Also, all recorded property trans-
actions and records are put on the
internet by the Okeechobee Prop-
erty Appraisers office.
Personally my company Buyer
Broker Realty simply refers list-
ings and focuses instead on repre-
senting buyers only, who need to
know and understand local values
and trends so they are comfort-
able with demonstrable market
value and their offer to purchase.
Computing for Seniors is a real as-
set in Okeechobee News and for
me in my profession, represent-
ing property buyers.
Bill F. Stegkemper
CRS Realtor, Previous two-
term NRA director

Personal opinions
To begin, I want everyone
who reads this letter to know I'm
not a writer -- I'm just an elderly
person.
I have two subjects I want to
comment on.
First: Amendment 2:
I think that same sex mar-
riages should never be allowed in
the U.S.A. I think the reason they
want it legal is so they can adopt
orphan children here and abroad
and raise them in their lifestyle.
Just the thought of it alone is to-
tally morbid to me.
As far as seniors or other
couples living together as friends
or partners don't have to worry
about anything.
First off, everyone should have
a will and then executor of the
estate has to see that the wishes
of said person are carried out. In
case of sickness, etc. There's the
living will whom the party has a
designated person to fulfil his/her
wishes if they are unable to. Both
of these wills should be recorded
with the clerk of court.
Number 2: Uniforms:
The public shouldn't have
to say anything about how the
coaches' dress. Being they are
employees of the Okeechobee
County Schools, there should be
a dress code for both teachers
(including coaches) and students
as the represent not only school
but the whole community of
Okeechobee.
Furthermore, if it's all right for
coaches to dress as they do, then
how would you feel if your child's
female teacher came to school
wearing shorts and halters no
bigger than a string bikini -- how
would you feel? So coaches, put
on slacks, shirts with team colors
and stop acting like juveniles.
Christopher Winkler


Community Calendar

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
invited. 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.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
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 weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees
or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind NapaAuto Parts) A.A. weekend noon
Open Discussion; NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group Step Study 7 p.m.;
NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group Open Discussion 8 p.m. *The Just
for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12-step fel-
lowships.
A group class in ballroom dancing is being offered in Okeecho-
bee at Church of Our Saviour Parrish Hall, 200 N.W Third Street on
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The cost for the hour lesson is $10. Pri-
vate instructions are also available. Come and enjoy the fun with or
without a partner. For more information call 772-794-9040.

Sunday, Oct. 26
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(Behind Napa Auto Parts), A.A. weekend noon meeting OD-
Open Discussion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12-step
fellowships.N.A. Sickest Of The Sick (OD) 7 p.m. OD-Open Discus-
sion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/
answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-
9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.





Okeechobee News, Friday, October 24, 2008 5


Community Events


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.

BHR VFD to host
spaghetti dinner
BHR VFD will be hosting a spa
ghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Donation of $5. Call 863 532 9015
or 863-467-8220 for information.


Friends of the Library Orchid club to meet


to elect board
The election of officers for
the Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Board for the coming year
will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4
at 4:30 p.m. in the library board
room. The nominations are as
follows: Marion Davis, President;
Jan Fehrman, Vice-President;
Hazel Parnis, Secretary; Renee
Witter Treasurer, Janet McKenna,
Membership Chairman. Nomina-
tions will also be accepted from
the floor. The board meets the
first Tuesday of the month at 4:30
p.m.

Class of 99' reunion
Plans are in motion for the
Class of 1999 reunion on the
weekend of Nov. 7-8. For more
information go to www.myspace.
conmOHS1999 or email OHS99-
GRADS@yahoo.com.


Obituaries


William 'Bill' S. Fuller
CLEWISTON William "Bill" S.
Fuller, of Clewiston and formerly of
Hudson, died Friday Oct. 10, 2008,
after a brief illness.
He leaves behind his beloved wife,
Jacquelyn of 22 years; two sons,
Bob Fuller and wife Patti of Marlbo-
ro and Bill Fuller Jr. of Boylston; a
daughter, Cynthia Wisun and hus-
band Jack, of Bruseton, Tenn.; and
grandchildren, Benjamin Fuller of
Peterborough, N.H., and Misty and
Jason Wisun, both of Worcester. Bill
is also survived by five stepchildren,
Rick and wife Deb, Rob and wife
Sue, Ron and wife Dana Larson, Kar
en Larson and partner Bonnie, and
Amy Regimbal and husband Mi
chael, and many step-grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first
wife of 30 years, Velma Simoes Full
er in 1983.
A former state employee and
award winning photographer, Bill
also founded Bill's Dog House, WS.
Fuller Rubbish Removal, a truck and
tire service, and the Fishing Tackle
Annex, in downtown Hudson. He
was a decorated Roger Rangers
World War II Veteran and a mem-
ber of the Hudson Elks.
In lieu of a service, Bill wished his
friends to grab each day of life with
gusto, then share it with others.
All arrangements are under the di
reaction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.
Obituaries should be submit
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.


The Okeechobee Orchid Club
will meet on Monday, Oct. 27 at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Extension Service. They will have
show and tell at this meeting and
request that you bring in an Orchid
to show or bring in a problem Or-
chid for Harry to diagnose. Intro
duce your favorite Orchid and tell
how it grows. At these meetings
you will meet other Orchid en-
thusiasts and share problems and
solutions, enjoy refreshments and
networking and there will be an
Orchid drawing as a fundraiser.
Please bring questions and pro
gram ideas. Let them know what
subjects and speakers are of inter
est. The Garden Club meets in the
same location at 6 p.m. For more
information call 863-763-6469.

Book Club plan to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book Club will meet on
Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library
Board Room. The group will sug-
gest titles for the next six months
and vote on them. Everyone is
encouraged to bring their favor
ite Halloween cookie. For more
information call Jan Fehrman at
863-357-9980.

Down home breakfast
planned Sunday
On Sunday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to
11 a.m., The Okeechobee Chap
ter No. 128 Order of the Eastern
Star and Okeechobee Lodge No.
237, F&AM will host a breakfast at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 NW 5th Ave., Okeechobee.
Breakfast will consist of biscuits
and sausage gravy, eggs, hash
brown casserole, sausage, ba
con, grits, fruit and orange juice
and plenty of hot coffee.

OHS Class of 1979
plans reunion
Join in a celebration at the 30
year reunion of the Class of 1979
for Okeechobee High School on
Friday, Nov. 7. The Class of '79
will gather at the homecoming
football game at 7:30 p.m. After
the game, they will meet at Ka-
hootz for refreshments and to
reminisce with old friends. Sat-
urday, Nov. 8 there will be a din
ner dance at Good Spirits special
event room.
Meet and greet friends at Hap-
py Hour in the Tiki bar at 6 p.m.,
dinner is at 7 p.m. with dancing
afterwards. For information and
tickets go to www.OHS1979.
ClassQuest.com or call Diane
Mitchum Prescott at 863-634-
1257. Class of '79 members are
encouraged to spread the word
about the reunion.


Robert 'Bob' Alien
Sandlin, 68
LIGHTHOUSE POINT Robert
"Bob" Allen Sandlin, died Monday,
Oct. 20, 2008,
in Hospice
By the Sea
in Boca Raton.
He honorably
served in the U.S.
AirForceReserve
from graduation
in 1957 until
1964. He relocat-
ed to Deerfield
Beach, in 1974.
Bob received his nursing pin in 1979
and gave his life's work to helping
others in their struggle to live with
encouraging faith and strength. He
dedicated 27 years as Director of
Cardiac Cath Lab with Dr. Zachariah
P. Zachariah in Fort Lauderdale. He
was the owner of Style Studio Cus-
tom Motorcycle Shop in Okeecho-
bee.
Bob was a member of Church of
Our Savior Episcopal Church in
Okeechobee, and was a longtime
member of the Columbus Moose
Lodge. Bob was treasured by all as a
husband, father, "Paps", colleague
and friend.
Born in Cullman, Ala. Nov. 5, 1939,
Mr. Sandlin was the son of Bryce M.
and Coye A. Ponder Sandlin; he
married Patricia L. Voelz, May 24,
1958.
Mr. Sandlin was preceded in death
by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 50
years; his mother, Coye Sandlin of
Indianapolis; children, Marc (Tyleia)
Sandlin and Michele (Gary) Bell,
both of Okeechobee; granddaugh
ters, Megan Bell, Krystal (Tim) Lof
ton and Ashley Belle Sandlin, all of
Okeechobee; a great-granddaughter,
Trinity Lea Lofton of Okeechobee; a
sister, LaNeil Plummer of Indianapo-
lis; a brother, Donald (Geri) Sandlin
of Columbus; an uncle, Bob Barron
of Florida; and several nieces, neph-
ews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday
(today) at Barkes, Weaver & Glick
Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore
Pike, in Colombus, Ind., with The
Rev. Marc Vance officiating. Calling
will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday
and from 10 a.m. until service time
today. Burial will be at Garland
Brook Cemetery, Colombus, Ind..
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice By the Sea, 1531
W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton,
FL 33486, cards are available at the
funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent
to the Sandlin family at www.bar-
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loween party. Best dressed guy
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card for Wal-Mart for their prize;
Saturday, Nov. 1 Sunday, Nov. 2
from 8 a.m. until noon the Lady's
Auxiliary will hold a yard sale. All
proceeds from yard sale will go
towards 2009 Snowball Chari-
ties; Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 until
11 a.m. breakfast will be served
for a $5 donation. You may begin
dropping yard sale items off dur-
ing the week of Oct. 26-Oct. 31.
For further information call 863
763-2552.

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,
quilited items, knives, nuts, baked
goods, white elephant items and
a silent auction. Lunch will be
available from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to Mission
projects local and abroad. For in-
formation call 863-763-4021.

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open house
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at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace. Adult
tickets are $10 and children under
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Haunted house, mixer, golf tourney planned


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
If you are looking for some
entertainment in and around
Okeechobee for the coming
months look no further. If your
organization or business has
some entertaining events coming
up please forward them along to
caguilar@newszap.com.
The Visiting Nurse Association
is holding their 2008 Air Show on
Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov.
9, at the Witham Field in Stuart.
Tickets are available at CVS Phar-
macy for $10 in advance and they
will be $15 at the gates which are
open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
each day with the air show acts at
1 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. Children 10
and under are free. The event has
a fun-filled Kidz Zone full of rides
and activities and even Helicopter
Rides are available.
The event features an air show
put on by East Coast Hornet Dem-
onstration Team which displays
the awesome capabilities of the
F-18.
The F/A-18 Hornet, an all-
weather aircraft, is used as an
attack aircraft as well as a fighter.
In its fighter mode, the F/A-18 is
used primarily as a fighter escort
and for fleet air defense; in its at-
tack mode, it is used for force pro-
jection, interdiction and close and
deep air support.
The F-18 demonstrated its ca-
pabilities and versatility during
Operation Desert Storm, shoot-
ing down enemy fighters and



Buses -

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board proclaimed that the
week of Monday, Oct. 20, through
Friday, Oct. 24, to be National
School Bus Safety Week.
The Okeechobee County
School district currently has ap-
proximately 4,500 bus riders
that travel over 6,000 miles daily
throughout Okeechobee. In 2007-
08, district buses traveled 1.2 mil-
lion route miles.
The district is committed to
safety but was involved in four
on-the-road traffic crashes last
year. In each accident, none of
the district drivers were charged
with fault for the accident.
"Okeechobee County bus driv-
ers average over 13 years of skill,
experience, love and care for their
students," stated Mrs. Louise Pip-
er, Supervisor of Transportation.
National School Bus Safety
Week was first adopted in Octo-
ber 1966, recognizing the hard
work and dedication of school
transportation personnel, espe-
cially the school bus drivers who
ensure a safe journey each and
every day to and from school.
The theme for the 2008 Safe-
ty Week is "Stop on Red...Kids
Ahead." There is a tremendous re-
sponsibility of the entire commu-
nity for promoting safety, teach-
ing students to cross safely, and
maintaining constant vigilance
when students are boarding and
getting off the bus at their stops.
The board encourages all citizens
to keep a watchful eye for all stu-
dents going to and from school.
The American School Bus
Council presents the "Trust the
Bus Challenge," which details
some questions and answers
dealing with riding a school bus
and the safety of the school bus.
1. How much safer is the yel-
low school bus than mom or
dad's car?
a. 2 times safer
b. 8 times safer
c. 13 times safer
d. 23 times safer
Answer: C The yellow school


subsequently bombing enemy
targets with the same aircraft on
the same mission and breaking
all records for tactical aircraft in
availability, reliability, and main-
tainability.
For more information visit
www.vnaairshow.com or call
1-800-694-9183.
The 17th Annual Waldau Ju-
nior Golf Tournament to benefit
Junior Golf will be held on Friday,
Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. It's an 18 Hole
four-person Scramble. Compli-
mentary lunch starts at 11 a.m.
with scramble shotgun start at
noon.
After the tournament and
awards, it's Waldau's Famous
Dance Party with D.J. David Padg-
itt.
All entry, sponsorship forms
and information can be obtained
by visiting www.floridajuniorgolf.
org. Or you can call Bridgette
Waldau at 863-467-7300 or the
Golf and Country Club at 863-
763-6228.
The Loomis Bros. Best of the
Best Circus is coming to town
from Bushnell, Florida. On Fri-
day, Oct. 24, the Loomis Bros.
Circus will be performing at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4601 S.R. 710.
There will be two shows, one
at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.
The circus features three rings
with performing elephants, tigers,
lions, clowns, acrobats, aerialists,
horses, dogs, jugglers and much


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more.
Doors open one hour prior to
show time with elephant rides,
pony rides, face painting, cotton
candy, popcorn and soft drinks.
There are coupons available at
many retail locations for free ad-
mission for a child under 12 years
of age with the admission of an
adult.
For more information please
call 1-888-245-3116.
Halloween is in the air! Mar-
tha's House is opening a haunt-
ed house in their administrative
building, 4134 U.S. 441 N, past
Cemetery Road on the right from
Oct. 28 until Oct. 31. The haunted
house will be open on Tuesday,


Wednesday and Thursday from 8
p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Friday
from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Admis-
sion is $5 per person with all pro-
ceeds going to Martha's House.
For more information or to vol-
unteer to help with the haunted
house call 863-763-2893.
Okeechobee Main Street, the
City of Okeechobee and Okeecho-
bee County are hosting the Fourth
Annual Halloween Celebration.
The community celebration will
be held at the Agri-Civic Center
on S.R. 70 East, on Friday, Oct. 31,
from 6 until 9 p.m. (must enter via
S.R. 710)
This year's Costume Contest
will be in four age groups: 0-2
from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., 3-5 from
7:15 to 7:45 p.m., 6-10 from 7:45
to 8:15 p.m. and 11-14 from 8:15
to 8:45 p.m. Registration for the
costume contest will be at the
Seacoast National Bank Booth.
Please help to provide a safe
and fun Halloween for the chil-
dren. They will have games and
activities, a haunted house, a cos-
tume contest and treats!
Event organizers welcome
donations of treats and candy or
monetary donations to purchase
candy. Your business or agency
is welcome to set up a booth
for games or activities for the
children. For more information,
please contact Toni Doyle at 863-
357-MAIN (6246).
If you like to ride and support
the local fight against criminal
street gangs, go visit the Gang


Free Florida Second Annual Road
Run and Motorcycle Rally on the
River Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
8, and 9, at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina, 10430 West
Hwy 78.
Help support the fight against
criminal street gangs. For adver-
tising and vendor information call
863-634-6641.
The Series begins Monday,
Nov. 24, with The Capitol Steps. A
troupe of Congressional staffers-
turned-comedians, the Capitol
Steps travel the country satirizing
the very people and places that
once employed them. Since they
began in 1981, they have recorded
27 albums, including their latest,
"Springtime for Liberals." They
have been featured on NBC, CBS,
ABC and PBS and can be heard
four times a year on National
Public Radio stations nationwide
during their "Politics Takes a Holi-
day" radio specials.
All performances will begin
at 8:00 p.m. at the IRSC McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at the Main Cam-
pus in Fort Pierce. Tickets for the
four-performance series are $95.
Purchase your tickets at the Box
Office located in the McAlpin Fine
Arts Center lobby, at the IRSC Main
Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue
in Fort Pierce, Monday through
Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by
phone with VISA, MasterCard,
Discover or American Express.
Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center
Box Office today at 462-4750 or
toll-free at 1-800-220-9915. Only a


'Ston on Red ... Kids Ahead'


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Louise Piper, (left) Supervi-
sor of Transportation for the
Okeechobee County School
District received a resolution
recognizing Monday, Oct. 20
through Friday Oct. 24, as
National School Bus Safety
Week in Okeechobee County
from the Superintendent of
Schools, Dr. Patricia Cooper
(right).
bus is the safest mode of trans-
portation for our nation's school
children. The school bus is 13
times safer than other non-com-
mercial vehicles, including mom
and dad's car. (Source: Trans-
portation Research Board, "The
Relative Risks of School Travel,"
2002). Of the average 42,000
deaths from traffic accidents ev-
ery year in the United States, only
nine are in school buses (Source:
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration/National Center
for Statistics & Analysis).
2.How are public yellow
school buses funded?
a. Federal Government
b. State Government and Lo-
cal School Districts
c. Bake sales
d. All of the above
Answer: B The yellow school
bus receives no funding from the
Federal Government and is fund-
ed entirely by State Governments
and Local School Districts through
tax dollars and grants. Although
the federal government sets re-
quirements for school buses such
as pollution limits and safety fea-
tures, and collects excise taxes on
gasoline used by school buses, it
does not provide any funding to
meet these or other expenses.
3.How many school buses
travel the nation's roads every


a. 10,000
b. 75,000
c. 113,000
d. 470,000
Answer: D-School bus car-
riers operate the largest mass
transportation fleet in the country.
Each day, 475,000 yellow school
buses travel the nation's roads.
Compare that with 131,000 total
transit vehicles, 6,300 airplanes
and 2,000 passenger rail cars. The
school bus fleet is almost three
times the size of all other forms of
mass transportation combined.
4. School bus drivers must
undergo rigorous written and
skills tests; pre-employment and
ongoing drug testing; medical
evaluations; and FBI background
checks.
a. True
b. False
Answer: A The days of al-
lowing high-school students to
drive school buses are long gone.
Today, school bus drivers are the
most highly trained, tested and
scrutinized drivers on the road.
Regulation at the federal level
requires that all school bus driv-
ers must obtain a Commercial
Driver's License (CDL). An ap-
plicant for a CDL must be at least
18 years old (21 to drive outside
the licensing state) and must pass
written and skills tests and obtain
a School Bus Endorsement. Most
states require drug and alcohol
testing before and during employ-
ment, physical examinations and
FBI-criminal and driver-history
background checks. Once they
have their licenses, school bus
drivers are carefully monitored
by the school district and/or com-
pany that manages school bus
fleets. Drivers can be disqualified
from driving a bus for as few as
two traffic violations. School bus
drivers also receive continuing
education and training on topics
such as behavior management of
students, vehicle inspection and
first aid. (Source: National School
Transportation Association)
5. About how many students
ride the school bus on a regular
basis?


a. 1 million
b. 6 million
c. 10 million
d. 25 million
Answer: D 25 million -- more
than half of the nation's school
children -- ride the school bus
every school day. Because the
school bus is the safest way for
children to get to school, the more
that ride the bus, the fewer that
are likely to be seriously injured
on their way to or from school.
6.In how many states are car
drivers required to stop when the
red school bus lights are flash-
ing?
a. 7
b. 12
c. 25
d.32
e. 50
Answer: E 50 states. Laws
in all 50 states require that driv-
ers stop when the red lights are
flashing indicating that the school
bus is loading or unloading pas-
sengers. It is never legal to pass
a school bus from behind when
the red lights are flashing, and it
is generally illegal to pass such a
school bus when traveling in the
opposite direction. In a few states,
it is legal to pass a stopped school
bus with flashing red lights when
traveling in the opposite direction
on a divided highway. The school
bus is the only vehicle other than


few seats are still available, so be
sure to reserve tickets today.
Do you want to see your
events posted in the weekly en-
tertainment column? Forward
any publicly open events includ-
ing entertainment such as: danc-
ing, bands, comedians, theatre,
special events, special com-
munity events, contests, etc to
caguilar@newszap.com.Please
forward all information about
each event including: description
of the event; location (address);
date; time; cost; age appropriate-
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that fits the specific event. For
additional information contact
Chauna Aguilar at 863-763-3134
ext. 4242. Your Weekly Entertain-
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Service Club News in Brief


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We can accommodate meetings,
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The public is always welcome unless
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Our kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Tuesday: Open 11-8 p.m.
Wednesday: Open 11-8 p.m. "Taco
Day" I a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tacos -$1.50
Music with Jim Elders 2-6
Thursday: Open 11 a.m. -8 p m. So-
cial Bingo 6 p.m.
Friday: Open 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.-
Karaoke from 6 p.m. Hosted by BP Pro-
ductions.
(Anyone wishing to perform in
the Lip Sync Programs see Bobby and
Penny)
SAL Steak Dinner third Sunday each
month $12 donation.
Legion and Auxiliary meet the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p m.
The fourth Tuesday meeting includes
a carry in dinner at 6 p.m.
SAL Meet the third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Friday night dinners resume on
Nov. 7.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regu-
lar informational meeting on the first


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Oct. 7, is a memorable date
for Senior Chief Electrician's
Mate Troy L. Tomey, a 1985
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. On that date in the year
that he graduated from high
school, he enlisted in the U.S.
Navy. Then 23 years later, in
2008, the senior chief retired on
that same date.
"I'm very proud of him and
this community should be," said
his father, retired Okeechobee
Fire Chief Keith Tomey.
After graduation, Senior Chief
Tomey followed in the footsteps
of his father who did one enlist-
ment in the navy.
Senior Chief Tomey received
his basic training in Orlando and
then attended Aviation Electri-
cian's school in Millington, Tenn.
His first duty station was at Mof-
fett, Calif. From there he was
sent to Whidbey Island, Wash.,
where he did three deployments
to the Persian Gulf on the USS
Ranger (CV-61). Missiles and air-
craft launched from the Ranger
helped start Operation Desert
Storm.
It was also on the Ranger that
the father and son were brought
together on a dependent's cruise
from Hawaii to the continental
United states when the Ranger
returned form her last deploy-
ment. The senior Tomey was
very impressed with a demon-
stration of the Ranger's missiles
and with the launch and recov-
ery of aircraft.
The senior chief also experi-
enced two deployments on the
USS Kitty (CV 63) and a deploy-
ment to Iwakuni, Japan, from
Whidbey Island.


Saturday of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W,
at 10 a.m. Applications for new mem-
bers are available. Call Helen James at
863-824-7644 or Lou Eder at 863-357-
0467
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
a.m. Contact the Post at 863-467-2882 for
information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call 863-763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo starting at
4 p.m. Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
p.m
First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music at
7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is
located at 107 N.W Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation about the club and events, call
Jose Verano at 863-634-2071.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth Mon-
day of each month starting at 7:30 p.m.


Submitted to the Okeechobee
News
Okeechobee High School
graduate Troy L. Tomey re-
cently retired from the U.S.
Navy as a Senior Chief Avia-
tion Electrician's Mate after
23 years of service.
After Whidbey Island, the
senior chief was posted to the
Naval Technical Training Center
at Pensacola. During this tour of
duty he received the Navy Com-
mendation Medal for rewriting
the Aviation Electrician School
curriculum.
From there he went to Atsugi,
Japan where he completed eight
more deployments on the Kitty
Hawk. For his final duty station,
Senior Chief Tomey returned to
Pensacola where he completed
his Associate Degree in adminis-
trative/management studies.
He and his wife Alma have
one adopted son, Derek Lee
Tomey. The Tomeys plan to re-
side in Pensacola where he will
be seeking government employ-
ment.


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Tuesday ............... Donation only
Spaghetti Dinner
Music 6pm to 9pm
Thursday ......... $6
Fried Shrimp or Clam Dinner
Friday ............ $6
Catfish Dinner

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Fri, Oct. 31 6 pm til ?
Music by Jim Elder


Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact Mary Ann
Holt at 863-634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is 863-763-2250.
Sunday: breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. With many items to
choose from.
Monday: WOTM Chapter meet-
ing the first and third Mondays of every
month 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bingo and food,
food served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts
at 6 p.m.
Thursday: dinner will be served
from 5 until 7 p.m. Call the Lodge for the
menu.
Thursday: Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
Thursday: 5-Card Bingo at 6 p m.
food available at 5 p.m.
SFridays: dinner served from 5 until
7:30 p.m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p.m.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday: dinner starting at 6
p.m.
Saturday: Prime Rib Dinner served
from 6 until 8 p.m. the first Saturday of
the month.
Karaoke at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and
26, with Phil Eddings
Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. will be Moose
Membership meetings with enrollment
of new prospective members.
Friday: Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. Halloween
Costume Party. Get dressed up and join
the fun. Drawing for the barbecue grill
will be held, so get your tickets soon.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 156 N.W 36th St. in Okeecho-
bee. Please call the Lodge at 863-763-
4954 for further information, sudden
changes and menus. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership.
Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to
11a.m.
Horseshoe practice every Sunday
at 2 p.m. and Thursday Evening.
Every Monday, Pool tournaments -
sign up, 7 p m. Food is served.
Women's meeting second and
fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Officers meetings first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Moose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m and
Friday night at 7 p.m. Food Served.
(you must be a member to play bar
bingo)
Dinner and music almost every
Saturday night.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is lo-
cated at 300 N.W 34 St. The Post phone
number is 863-763-0818.


Happy hour Monday through Thurs-
day 4 until 6 p m.
Monday: 50-cent hot dogs.
Tuesday: Washer toss at 1 p.m.
Wednesday: Pizza and Grill 5 until
7 p.m.
Friday Bingo at 1 p m. Pizza and
Grill 6 until 9 p.m. Karaoke 7 until 11
p.m.
Saturday: Bar Bingo at I p.m. Kara-
oke 7 until 11 p.m.
Sunday: Dinner 2 until 4 p.m.
Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings
third Sunday of every month at 11 a.m.
Men's Auxiliary Meeting 3 Monday of
every month 7 p.m
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call 863-467-2882. Post
opens at noon, Monday through Sun-
day.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Mu-
sic will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Membership meetings are held on
the second Saturday of the month begin-
ning at 10 a.m. The House Committee
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Command-
er Robert Hare at 863-467-2882.
VFW Post 9528, in Buckhead
Ridge, is having an open mic night with
Nellie from 6 until 9 p.m. every Tuesday
evening. Come on out and support her
by singing your favorite songs.
VFW Post #10539
Post hours are 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Closing times are discretionary and de-
pendent on the number of patrons but
usually not before 8 p.m on weekdays
and II p.m. on weekends.
Happy hours: 10 to II a.m. and
3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Noon to 2 p.m on Saturdays.
Monday: Card Bingo at 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary all-you-
can-eat spaghetti dinner $5 donation
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bar Bingo at 12 45
p.m. Lunch by Ladies Auxiliary. Kitchen
open from 5 until 8 p.m. Evening music.
Thursday: Music, kitchen open
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: Music, kitchen open from
5 until 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon, dollar hotdogs,
$1.50 Polish Sausage, both with Chili
and all the fixings Card bingo at 5 p.m
Music and dancing at 7 p.m. $50 gas
card giveaway.
Scheduled meetings: VFW First
Sunday at noon, Ladies Auxiliary second
Monday at 7 p.m, Men's Auxiliary sec-
ond Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Do you have a family member
serving overseas? We send packages of
urgently needed supplies to them. We
accept donations for this worthy cause


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For further information call 863-763-
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Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R.
78 W, members will meet the first and
third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m.
The club is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call the club
at (863) 763-3378.
They are now open three days a
week
Tuesday: Noon until 9 p.m.:
Spaghetti dinner donations only, mu-
sic from 6 until 9 p.m., happy hour 3-6
p.m.
Thursday: Noon until 9 p.m.:
Fried Shrimp dinner or clams $6 dona-
tion; happy hour 3-6 p.m.; shrimp skew-
ers 2 for $3.
SFridays: Noon until 9 p.m.: Cat-
fish dinner $6 donation; happy hour 3-6
p.m.


Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S.E. is now open to members Mon-
day-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.,
Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Information
can be found by visiting www.foe4509.
com, or by calling 863-467-1154.
Food is served several evenings a
week.
Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. on the
first and third Wednesday of each month
at the old Cypress Hut flea market res-
taurant.
FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7
p.m. on the second and fourth Wednes-
day of every month
Friday night: 16 oz rib eye steak
dinner with the trimmings beginning at
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Fishing
Continued From Page 1
instructions given by members of
the Taylor Creek Bass Club and a
practice period, all girls and boys
ages 7-10 and 11-14 are invited to
test their fishing skills at flipping,
pitching and casting to targets.
Rods and reels will be provided to
the kids. The winners will receive
a medal, a new rod and reel and
an automatic advance to the state
competition. Those who win at
state will go onto Nationals and
the National winners will com-
pete for a share of over $20,000 in
scholarships. Each contestant will
receive a certificate of participa-
tion.
At 1 p.m., a live fishing com-
petition will begin at the Agri
Centers back pond. Boys and girls
ages 4-14, will be given a fully
rigged cane pole and a container
of worms. Each child will pick a
fishing spot along the shore of the
stocked pond and try their luck at
catching the biggest as well as the
most fish in their age groups. Tro-
phies and prizes will be awarded
in each age group. Age groups
include: 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14. Reg-
istration will be available at the
event for those who were not
able to pre-register. Each child
participating will receive a gift
and be given tickets for one soft
drink and two hotdogs. Addition-
al drinks and hotdogs for adults
and children will be available
at a nominal cost. Law enforce-
ment and emergency medical
personnel and port-a-potties will
be present in the interest of safety
and comfort. A parent or guardian
must accompany each child. For
more information call Dave Stout
at the Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
at 863-467-2255.

Oakview to host
fishing tourney
Oakview Baptist Church hosts


Submitted photo
Ernie Johnson took third
place in the Taylor Creek
Bass Club tournament held
on Lake Okeechobee in
Clewiston.


the Christian Team Trails Fishing
Tournament on the first Saturday
of the month from September
through April which is the classic.
This year the Tournament started
in October; therefore the require-
ment for the classic is to fish 4 out
of 6 rather than 5 out of 7 tour-
naments. The next tournament
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1,
at safe daylight and weigh in will
be at 1 p.m. at Okee-Tantie. Entry
fee is $75 per boat. You may pay
early at the church office Monday
through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cash only at the ramp on the day
of the tournament. For more in-
formation, please call the church
office, 863-763-1699.

FWC takes applications
for wildlife grants
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Wildlife Legacy Initiative
is now accepting grant applica-
tions for the State Wildlife Grants
program for the 2009-2010 fiscal
year.
This program is a federally-
funded matching grants program,
providing financial support for
projects that address conservation
needs as identified in Florida's
Comprehensive Wildlife Conser-
vation Strategy. Submission dead-
line is Nov. 3, at 5 p.m.
Visit MyFWC.cormwildlifel-
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the Florida's State Wildlife Grants
Program, including detailed crite-
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instructions.

Fowler supports
Amendment 4
Jim Fowler, former host of the
television series "Mutual of Oma-
ha's Wild Kingdom," spoke at the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) meet-


Submitted photo
Dave Stout took second place in
the Taylor Creek Bass Club Oc-
tober tournament held on Lake
Okeechobee In Clewiston.


ing Wednesday in support of pro-
posed Constitutional Amendment
4.
During the FWC's meeting in
Jacksonville, Fowler represented
a coalition of about 70 conser-
vation and outdoor recreation
groups, pushing for passage of
the amendment that would pro-
vide incentives for landowners
who conserve their property for
wildlife habitat.
Earlier this week, Fowler
teamed up with the Florida Wild-
life Federation, the Nature Conser-
vancy, Audubon of Florida and the
Florida Chamber of Commerce at
a press conference in Tallahassee
to draw attention to the proposed
amendment and urge support for
it among voters.
The FWC's seven-member
board of Commissioners unani-
mously passed a resolution in
June, expressing support for the
proposed amendment.
The amendment, to appear
on the general election ballot in
November, would encourage
landowners to set aside land for
conservation easements or prac-
tice proactive conservation to
benefit all Florida wildlife, includ-
ing the panther and black bear. If
60 percent of voters approve the
amendment, it will become part
of the Florida State Constitution.
The resolution notes that Flor-
ida's population may double to
36 million people within the next
50 years. It says development will
claim millions of acres of wilder-
ness and erode the state's rich
legacy of outdoor recreation if of-
ficials fail to address growth pro-
jections with wise and creative
solutions.
We wantyournews If you would
like to share any information with
the Okeechobee News about an out-
doors event please email Teresa Ma-
she at tause ma hek@newszap.
corn or call 863-763-3134.


Submitted photo
Charles Eaton took fourth
place in the Taylor Creek
Bass Club October Tourna-
ment on Lake Okeechobee in
Clewiston.


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I believe I am uniquely qualified to represent the needs of Florida's
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affordable, quality healthcare; as Chair of the House Ag Committee, I
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Your positive response to my campaign has been overwhelming. I
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I will address your concerns and provide 100% compliance with
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Local residents turn out for early voting


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Early voting for the General
Election began on Monday, Oct.
20, and will continue through Sat-
urday, Nov. 1. As of close of voting
on Thursday, Oct. 23, Early Voting
had already allowed 15.8 percent
of registered voters to cast their
ballots with 1,380 Early Votes and
1,463 absentee ballots being re-
turned.
Gwen Chandler, Supervisor of
Elections invites voters to come by
the office located at 307 NW Sec-
ond Street, Monday through Sat-


urday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to
cast your ballot in this Presidential
election. Mrs. Chandler is encour-
aging voters to utilize Saturday's
voting hours as even some of the
weekdays have had a steady line
of voters in the election office.
"The line of early voters has
moved well," she said. "Some-
times there is a spurt and a small
line builds up."
She also urgers voters to up-
date their voting records if they
have issues such as a new ad-
dress, change of name, etc. These
changes will take less time if done
in the elections office during the


early voting rather than waiting
until Election Day. If you have any
uncertainty of whether you are
registered to vote or not, or where
to go to vote on Election Day con-
tact the Elections Office as soon
as possible at 863-763-4014 or
email elections@voteokeecho-
bee.com.
According to the Supervisor
of Elections web site there are
10,271 registered Democrats;
6,044 registered Republicans; and
2,534 registered Independent/
Non-Partisan/Other.
Mrs. Chandler is expecting a
72 percent voter turn out for the


General Election; 6 percent high-
er than the voter turn out in 2004.
In the 2004 election 3,507 vot-
ers utilized the early voting op-
tion. They are hoping to increase
this number as well.
Many young voters exercised
their right to pre-register during
visits by Mrs. Chandler to the
Okeechobee High School. By law,
if you are 16 years old, you may
pre-register and receive your card
in the mail after your eighteenth
birthday.
Voting is the right of citizens
in the United States. The impor-
tance of voting cannot be under-


stated. U.S. citizens are asked to
vote with more frequency than in
any other country. The structure
of our government is based on
citizens voting for representation,
yet most presidential elections are
decided by less than 70 percent of
the eligible voting public. Even
fewer people vote in off-presiden-
tial year elections and local elec-
tions.
If you would like a copy of a
sample ballot contact the Super-
visor of Elections Office.
Poll workers have been
trained utilizing the new online
training for the General Election.


The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors, Masonic Lodge,
Okeechobee Main Street and the
Okeechobee High School Finance
Academy.
For more information contact
the Supervisor of Elections Gwen
Chandler at 863-763-4014 or at
the office located at 307 NW 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Fla. 34972 or
visit www.voteokeechobee.com.
Remember to get out there
and Vote!
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguitar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Breast Cancer: An issue for every woman


The Okeechobee County
Health Department staff worked
to inform the community about
Breast Cancer as they celebrated
National Breast Cancer Aware-
ness month in October. Faculty
members dressed in pink to show
their support for this much needed
awareness project.
General information
All women are at risk for breast
cancer. As women age, the risk in-
creases.
Florida is estimated to have
12,000 new breast cancer cases
and 2,700 breast cancer deaths
in the years 2005-2007. Of cancer
deaths, only lung cancer deaths
exceed breast cancer deaths for
women in Florida.
The most frustrating fact about
breast cancer is that we don't
know what causes it.
Things you can do for yourself
include:
Learn to do a self-breast ex-
amination.
All women should perform a
monthly self-breast examination.
Get a baseline mammogram
at age 40 and yearly thereafter.
Encourage family and friends
to get annual mammograms and
do self-breast exams.
Facts about
Mammography
All insurance including
Medicare covers annual mammo-


grams.
Mammography is simple and
may save your life.
Mammography is two pic-
tures of each breast: one from the
top and one from the side. The
breasts are placed between plas-
tic plates and flattened slightly to
get a clear picture. The amount of
radiation produced by mammog-
raphy is extremely low.
Mammography is the most
effective way to find breast cancer
at its earliest stages.
Beginning at age 40, women
should have a mammogram every
year.
Risk Factors Include:
Personal History. Women
who have had breast cancer are


more likely to get it again.
Family History. The risk of de-
veloping breast cancer increases
if your mother, sister, daughter, or
two or more close relatives (such
as cousins) have a history of breast
cancer especially at a young age.
Genetic Factors: Gene testing
can show whether a woman has
specific genetic factors known to
increase the likelihood of breast
cancer.
Late Childbearing/Fewer Chil-
dren. Women who have their first
baby after age 30 have a slightly
increased risk of developing breast
cancer.
Get peace of mind! Schedule
your exam now.
By age 50, 1 out of 50 women


(2 percent) get breast cancer.
By age 80, 5 out of 50 women


(10 percent) get breast cancer. from http://www.doh.state.fl.us/
Information for this story came Family/bcc/breastcancer.html


Submitted photo/OCHD
The Okeechobee County Health Department staff worked to
inform the community about Breast Cancer as they celebrat-
ed National Breast Cancer Awareness month In October. Fac-
ulty members dressed in pink to symbolize their support for
this much needed awareness project.


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Furniture 610
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Equipment 620
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Musical Instnrments 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
Togs & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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



LAPTOP Compaq Evo
2 4ghz, wireless, fast must
sell $350 (239)247-4839


QUILTERS DREAM Every-
thing you need for quilting
call for more information
$3500. (863)763-4493


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w/tank & access. nvr hndld
$45/firm. (863)532-8023
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -
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w/tank & access, nvr hndld
$95/neg. (863)532-8023
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES 2 Male,
2 Female Really small Par-
ents w/papers on premises.
(863)634-5537


GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, runs,works good,
11 hp bnggs $150.
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Agriculture



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



QUARTERHORSE GELDING -
10 yrs. old, broke to ride,
$350. (863)763-2049


THINK GREENr! Plants &
Trees Starting @ $5
Hwy. 720, 2nd curve to left.
Fri ,Sat &Sun 8am-5pm
Landscapers Welcome!
Call (954)727-6108
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BEAUTIFUL Lg. CBS, 2 BR,
Full Wall Closets, Screen
Rm Utility Rm $750 mo +
$500 sec. (863)467-2784
Efficiency For Rent- Single
Occupancy. Utilities includ-
ed, $500 mo Call for Details
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KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new fr tiles, etc $950
mo. + sec. Incl water, eec-
tric, cable. 863-697-6428
OAK LAKE VILLAS #17,2/2
Townhome, $850 moe, 1st,
last & $500 sec
(863)467-5965
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room $675/mo
Includes lawn maintenance
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Wrap around
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Fully Furnished.
$750 month

863-467-8683

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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 apphed 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 W&D, Short
Term or Long Term $850
mo. 863-634-5236
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
*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
NEW DUPLEX -3/2, in the city
limits, Avail Immediately,
$900/mo + 1st, & deposit
(863)465-0053
NICE NIEGHBORHOOD 3BR,
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 81h Dr Ist & sec
Call (863) 885-1347
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, DW, W/D connector,
C/A & heat, $750 mo. +
$500 sec dep Call
(863) 763-4414
OKEECHOBEE 3br, lba,
closed in carport, $850/mo,
1st, last, $700 sec.
(321)262-9278
OKEECHOBEE Clean 2/1
House w/C/iAr 310 NE 41h
Ave., $700 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)697-6098
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888


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Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE
Upstairs &
Downstairs Available
863-763-4740



ROOM MATE WANTED -
Utillies included. $550. mo.
Non smoking/drinkng envi-
ronment uiet individual
who like cats Call
(863)610-1077


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wantedl065
Resort Property -
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Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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Absolutely Beautiful 2BR/1BA
home on 1/2 acre lot, Ig. ma-
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renovated inside, Ig. shed
on property, in city limits,
$124,000. (863)634-5586
NEW! 4/2 -1450 Sq Ft, Con-
crete w/vaulted ceilings, a-
cuzz tub. Make Offer Asking
$120,000 Leader waiting to
lend you money 3698 NW
71h St 863-484-0809
OKEE 2/1, 3405 NW 2nd St,
totally renovated, corner ot
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
OKEECHOBEE New CBS
homes, 3BR, 2BA, Open
floor plan, 1656 sq ft living,
Starting at $110,000 on our
lots or $105,000 on your lot.
Call (863) 634-0571
R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2.5 acres, Pond, $225K
Best Price in R-Bar
(863)801-9163


Mobile Homes



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




DWMH 3BR/2BA sits on
125 acres, located in Prai-
re/Viking, outside pets wel-
come (863)763-2049
FOR RENT: Nice 3bd/2ba on 2
lots $750/mo 1st, last &
$500 sec to move in Call
(863)634-4480/228-0580.
HOTEUMOTEL ALT. 2
Bdrm, 2 Ba, w/full kitchen,
W&D, $250 wk $300 sec
dep. (863)824-0981
NICE 2 BR, 2 BA MOBILE
HOME, All app W&D Com-
pletely furnished $600 mo
(812)989-3022
NORTHWEST 63rd Terrace,
2BR, 1BA, on big lot
$600/mo + dep Call
757-431-0331
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
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& sec Avail Now No pets
Call (561)767-6112


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY
OCTOBER 28, 2008 IN ROOM 109 IN THE B-BUILDING ON THE INDIAN RIVER
STATE COLLEGE DIXON HENRY CAMPUS AT 2229 NW 9TH AVENUE, OKEECHO
BEE, FLORIDA 34972
CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 215PM
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2 45 PM
BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 315 PM
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE
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3BR, 2/BA, 925 SW 39th
Lane. Cal 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 ti 5pm &
leave message or
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLAND COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO S60g-60
N RE GUARDIANSHIP OF
SAMANTHA LYNN SCHMIDT,
Minor Ward
NOTICE OF INTENT TO MAKE
APPLICATION TO CONVEY REAL
PROPERTY OF WARD
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
the undersigned wil call up for hearing
before the Honorable OLIN W SHIN
HOLSER, judge of the above court, in
the ludge's chambers in the HGH-
ANDS County Courthouse the ad
dress of which is 590 S Commerce
Avenue, Sebnng, FL 33870, on Mon-
day, November 24, 2008, at 1000
o'clock A M, or as soon hereafter as
same may be heard, RHONDA
SCHMIDT, as guardian of he proper-
ty of SAMANTHA LYNN SCMIDT,
PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO CAN-
EY REAL PROPERTY OF WARD
CLIFFORD R RHOADES, ESQ
CLIFFORD R RHOADES, PA
Attorney for Petoner
RHONDA SCHMIDT, as Guardian
of the Property of
Samanula Lynn Schmidt
2141 Lakeview Dnve
eRnnN FL 33870
Floeda Bar o 308714
Telephone (863? 385-0346
296444 ON 1017,24,31.1 /7/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICICIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA-451
DIVISION Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST INCS
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
ROBITSON LILITE
Defendant


TO ROBITSON LILITE
4754 ELMHURST RD #2
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33417
YOU ARE HEREBY notiied that a Com-
volving real estate located in
Okeechobee County Florida, and le-
gally descrned as follows
THE W OF THE E / OF THE S A
AND TEH W 'h OF THE W /, OF THE S
'A OF THE S /2 AND THE E 1/ OF THE
W / OF THE S / OF THE S A OF
TRACT 19 SECTION 28 IN TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIOA, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS
Strap Number(s)
1 28 34 33 OAO 00019 MN,0000
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt
ten defenses, if any, to it on KENNETH
M JONES of Moody Jones, ingmo &
Morehead, PA, Attorneys for Plaint
whose address is 1333 S University
Dnve Suite 201, Plantaton, Florida
33324, within 30 days of first public
tion and file the original wi the Clerk
of Mris Court eiter before service on
the Plainff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default wll be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of tis Court
on 10121/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /S/LindaF Young
As Deputy Clerk
Moody, Jones Ingmo & Morehead, PA
Attorneys for Plaintrff
1333 S Universi Dnve, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
FlondaBarNo 142618
297675 ON 10/24,31/08





Okeechobee News, Friday, October 24, 2008 11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000446
BANK OF AMERICA NA.,,
Plaintiff
vs
DOLORES G. FELT, el, al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO LEROYE FELT
Whose residence is 16880 NW 38TH
AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 &
1300 SE 4 ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34974
TO UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEROY E
FELT
Whose residence is 16880 NW 38TH
AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 &
1300 SE 4 ST, OKEEHOBEE, FL
34974
I alive and I dead all parties claiming
interest by, thrunh, under or a ains
LEROY E FELT and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY E FELT and all
pares having or coming to have any
right, lie or interest in the property de-
sonbed herein
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property
LOT(S) 25 OF OTIER CREEK ES-
TATES UNIT 1 AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29 ET SEO OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
a/ka 16880 NW 38TH AVE, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wr-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintff, whose
address is 2901 Stiling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florda 33312
within 30 days after the first publica-
bon of this notice or and flie the origi-
nal wih the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plantff s attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against ou for te
relief demanded in the comp ant
WITNESS my hand and the seal of his
Court his 14th day of October, 2008
Arlene Nealis
As Clerk of the Court
A copy of this Nolce of Action, Com-
plai and Us Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIRS ACT OF 1990 In
accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonabe accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later tan sev-
en days pnor to the proceeding at 250
NW County Club Drve, Port St Lucie,
Flonda 34986, 1-772-807-4370 whin
two worng days of your receipt of
this NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-995-771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-995-8770
This i an atempl to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
296648 ON 10/17,24/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DECISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000509
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE
FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES, 2006-8
Planutff
vs
LAZARO RIVER,et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO MIGUEL A TORANZO
Last Known Address 645 SW 67th Dr
OkeechoheeFL
34974
Also Atempted At 691 W 40th St
Haleah, FL 33013
(Current Residence Unknown)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A
TORANZO
Last Known Address 645 SW 67th Dr
Okeechohee. FL
34974
Also Atempted At 691 W 40th St
Hialeah, FL 33013
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property
LOT 11, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
10 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
en defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C Watson, PA, Attorney for Plaintif
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET SUITE 120, FT LAUDER.
DALE, FL 33309 within thirty (30)
days after the first publicaon of this
Notice in the Okeechobee News and
file the original wth the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tf 's ahorney or immediately thereafter
otherwise a defau will be entered
against you for the reef demanded in
the complaint
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disablihtes need special accommoda-
Tons to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later han seven n )
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
minstraion at 772 807 4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court his 21st day of Oct 2008
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By s! Arlene Naaks
As deputy Clek
297756 ON 10/24,31/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CP140
PROBATE
IN RE ESTATE OF
JAMES V COURSON,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES V COURSON, deceased,
whose date of death was August 16
2007, and whose Social securiy num
ber is 595-44-7535, is the Circud
Court for Okeechobee, ornda Probate
Divison, File No 2008 CP 140, the
address of is Probate Division 31
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this nomce
is served must file their claims wah
his court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this Notce
is October17,2008
Carl Courson
Personal Representative
900 N E 3rd Street
Belle Glade, Florida 33430 34972
Willam J Wallace, PA
Attorney for Personal Representative
115 NW 11th Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
Telephone 863-467-4671
Flonda Bar No 77125
296320 ON 10/17,24/08


Public Notice 500


Public Notice 500


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
BoBoa/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at
6 00 p m or as soon thereafter as possible The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Flori-
da
To consider a request to change e e zoning district from Residental Single Family
One (RSF-I) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) for Petition No 08-009-R The petion is
being submied by property owners) Gianinna Michell The property is located at
9089 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Legal description Lot 12 of Block 6, South Okeechobee, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 7 Public Records of Okeechobee County
Flonda, and is approximately 0 162 acres,
A copy of he agenda may be obtained from the City website owwwcitofokeecho-
bee om or contact the General Services Department, bementracavofkaeech-
oee com, (863) 1763 3372 x 218 A copy of the entire applications) are available at
the General Services Deparment The anin g Board will make recommendations
to the City Council for consideration and final adoption tentatively scheduled for
Tuesday, December 2,2008
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Bard of Adlustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a ver
batm record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based Media are used for the sole pur-
pose of back up for the General Services Office
In accordance with te Amencans with Dsabiles Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286 26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
pror to the proceeding at 863-63-3372 x 218, if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDC 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TY)
BY Bnan Whiehal, Zoning Administrator
Petition No 08-009-R
297752 ON 10/24 &11/7/08



NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS
TIRNA N'OG INC VS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
LITIGATION
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County shall hold an Executve
Session between the Board and ts Atomey which will discuss the ligation be-
tween Okeechobee County and Tir Na N Og, Inc, a Florida corporation, bearing case
number 2003-CA-247
Rie proposed Executve Session shall be held on Thursday, Noember 6, 2008 at
11 30 o clock A M, or as soon thereafter, in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment Auditonum, 1728 Northwest 9th Avenue, Okeechabee, Florida 34972
The proposed discussion shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy
sessions relating to litigation expenditures
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be in attendance at the Ex-
ecutive Session County Commissioner Ray R Domer, County Commissioner Clif
Bets, Jr, County Commissioner Noel Chandler, County Commissioner Elvi Posey,
County Commissioner Marvin Wherrell, County Administrator Lyndon L Bonner, and
County Attorney John D Cassels, Jr
A Court Reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript shall be
made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation
CLIF BETTS, JRChairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
297392 ON 10/24/08

NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING
NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning
Agency on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 6 00 p m or as soon thereafter as
possible, to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens,
to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the
adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR's) All amendments are forwarded,
with a recommendation, to the Ciy Council for final consideraon The meeng will
be held at Ciy Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in te Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City web site wwwctvofokeechol
beeEco or contact the General Services Department, bcementncofokeho
bee core, (e863 63 3372x218
PLEASE AKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED tat if any person desi s to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatm record of he proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for
the department
In accordance with the Amencans with Disablites Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disabilites needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218, if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
BY Brian Whiehall, Zoning Administrator
ON 10/24& 11//08


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
appication(s) for permit have been received for proect(s) n Okeechobee County
John's Hammock LLC (John's Hammock) 1132 Reading Dr, Oando, FL 32804,
has submitted Appication 080923-11 for modiication of Environmental Resource
Permit 47-00606- for 369 acres of agricultural lands The water will be discharged
to the C-3 Pool D (S-65D) and the prmect is located in Section 4, Township 34
South, Range 34 East
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a wntten request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cabon by wanting to he South Flonda Water Management Distnct, Atn Environmen-
tal Resource Regulaton, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 334164680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5 00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication
No further public notice will be provided regarding this applicalon A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised o further proceedings
Applicaton status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the
Distct's website Iwww.fwmd.sovT using the Applicalon/Permit Search on the
ePermding page Substatially affected persons are entitled to request an adminis-
tratve hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submittng a written request
therefore after revaiwng the staff report
296951 ON 10/24/08


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at
6 00 p m or as soon thereafter as possible The meeting wll be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, HaFlori-
da
To consider a request to change the zoning distinct from Commercial Professional
Office (CPO) to Light Commercal (CLT for Petion No 08-008-R The petition is
being submied by Coln Camermn on behalf of property owners) ARC/Okeechobee
County Rehabildation The property is located at 403 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Legal descripbon Lots 7 to 12, inclusive, and the South 47 feet of Lots 1 to 6, n-
clusive plus alleyway lying within the block, of Block 107, Okeechobee, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and is approximately 1 425 acres,
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the Cy websie wwwcitofokeecho
bee cor, or contact the General Services Department, bemento otkeecho
bee corn, (863) 763-3372 x 218 A copy of the entire applicaon(s) are available at
the General Services Departnent The Plannnmg Board will make recommendations
to the Cdy Council for consideration and final adoption tenutavely scheduled for
Tuesday, December 2,2008
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISEt tat if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a ver
baim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which he appeal is to be based Media are used for e sole pur
pose of back-up for the General Services Office
In accordance with the Amencans with Disablites Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disabilles needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218, if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1 -00-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
BY Brian Whtehall, Zoning Administrator
Peiion No 08-008-R
ON 10/24 & 11/7/08


t PIui


Stt Publi


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Wednesday, November 12,
2008 at 6 0p m or as soon thereafter as possible Re meeting will be held at
City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda
To consider a request to change the zoning distct from Residential Mutipe family
(RMF) and Holding (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) The potion is being submitted
by property owners) David and Anita Nunez The property is located West of Taylor
Creek between Northeast 2nd and 3rd Steets and Northeast 7th Avenue
Legal descnption Parcel One Commencing at the point of intersection of the
Northerly extension of the East line of Block 147 and the Southeast corner of Lot 12
in Block 116, Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, onda, and run Southwestely
along said Northern extension of the East line of said Block 147, to the intersection
with the center line of Northeast 3rd Street, (formaey Ninth Street, also being the
Southwest comer of a parcel of land as descnbed in 0 R Book 405, Page 664,
Public Records of Okeechabee County, Flonda and the Point of Beginning, thence
continue Southwestery along said extended line to the Northeast corner of Lot 1 in
said Block 147, thence continue Southwesterly along the East line of said Lot 1 and
the Southey extension thereof, to the Northeast corner of Lot 9 in said Block 147,
thence run East along the Easteriy extension of the North line of said Lot 9, to the
Western shoreline of Taylor Creek, thence run Northeasterly, along said Western
shoreline to the intersecton with the Eastery extension of the aforesaid centerine
of Northeast 3rd Street, also being the Southeast corner of said land descnbed in
0 R Book 405, Page 664, thence run West along sad extended centerline and also
along te South boundary line of said parcel of land to the Point of Beging and
Parcel Two Lots 6 through 9 of Block 147, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, ac
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okee-
chabee County, Honrda, and
Parcel Three Begmning at the Northeast corner of Lot 9 of Block 147, City of
Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and run Southwesterly along the East line
of said Lot 9 to the Southeast corner of said Block 147, thence run Southwesterly to
the Northeast comer of fractional Block 148 of said plat of Okeechobee, thence run
East along the Eastery extension of the North line of said Block 148, to the Western
shorelne of Taylor Creek, thence run Northeasterly along said Western shoreline, to
the intersection with the Easterly extension of the North line of aforesaid Lot 9,
thence run West along the extended North line of said Lot 9, to the Point of Begin-
nin, and is apprommately 1 74 acres) Re proposed use is for a muti functional
building
A copy of he entire appicaton(s) and agenda are available in the General Servic-
es Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tlon and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2008
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatm record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for
the department
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabilles Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disabillles needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
pnor to the proceeding at 863-7633372 x 218, if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-00-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
BY Brian Whtehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No 08010-R
297632 ON 10/24,11/07/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA-496
IN RE FORFEITURE OF
$11,671 00 US CURRENCY
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO JERRISTON LAVOY MASON
2312 SW 19th Lane
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac
tion for forfeiture has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy ofyour wrten defense if any, to
itonANTHONY T YOUNG, 1138 South
Parrot Ave, Okeechobee, Flonda
34974 and file the onginal with the
Clerk of the above styled Court within
30 days of the date of the first publica-
tion of this notce, otervse a judg
met may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on this 14th day of Oct, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Kathy Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
296633 ON 10/17,24/08
NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION
OF TAX ROLL
Pursuant to Section 193122, Flonda
Statutes, WC Sherman, Property Ap-
praiser of Okeechobee County hereby
gies notce that the 2008 Tax Roll for
Okeechobee County was certified to the
Tax Collector on the 23rd day of October
2008, forth collection of Taxes
297733 ON 10/24/08


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contributions honored


JENSEN BEACH Women's
Health Specialists is paying tribune to
the extraordinary accomplishments
of their 12 Medical Assistants during
Medical Assistants Recognition Week,
Oct. 20-24.
"Medical Assistants perform a
wide variety of administrative and
clinical tasks that keep medical offic-
es and clinics running smoothly," said
William (Bill) L. Hughes, CPA, CMPE,
Administrator for Women's Health
Specialists. "Our Medical Assistants
actually do more clinical than admin
istrative work. They work side by side
with the physicians and midwives,
taking vital signs, running lab tests,


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a Fiesta Day, a Bike Night, Seminole
Indian Day with alligator wrestling, a
car show and a demolition derby and
an Okeechobee Idol contest. There
will be an entertainment tent instead
of using the horse barn for entertain-
ment. This month ticket packages will
go on sale.
The current lease agreement be-
tween the fair association and the
county was for five years. There will
be two years remaining on the lease
after the 2009 fair. Mrs. Syfrett said
midway vendors need a three year
contract. She noted that midway ven-
dors often pave the midway area in
venues where they regularly set up.
Therefore, Mrs. Syfrett requested that
the county renew their agreement
with the fair association for another
five years. Staff will bring the current
agreement back to the next meeting
for consideration.
Greg Callahan and Kirby Marshall
of Applied Technologies Manage
ment, the firm the county had hired
to do an assessment of Okee-Tantie,
reported their findings accompanied
by a conceptual drawing. Despite the
downturn in the economy they pre
dicted that there is still a demand for
the facilities that could be provided by
a renovated Okee-Tantie.
"OKee-Tantie is still a major draw"
Mr. Marshall said.
Their study recommended more
RV hookups and tent sites and the ad-
dition of cabins. They also suggested
expanding the camp store and install
ing a swimming pool. Another sug-
gestion was to relocate the restaurant
to the river's edge and build adjacent
boat slips for use by restaurant cus
tomers.
"This is a great position for this fa-
cility," said Mr. Callahan. He said their
goal was to create year round occu-


drawing blood, and taking medical
histories."
"We have 12 Medical Assistants on
our staff, most of whom have been
employed by Women's Health Spe
cialists from five to 15 years," contin-
ued Hughes. "We are proud of their
high level of performance, their pro-
fessional demeanor, and their com-
mitment to patients and to our prac-
tice," he added.
For more than 35 years, Women's
Health Specialists has provided a full
range of healthcare services to wom-
en through all stages of their lives,
through puberty, child-bearing ages,
menopause and beyond. The Wom-

pancy and sustainability for the park.
Proposed plans for the park in-
clude a maintenance building, a boat
trailer parking area, facilities for air-
boaters, an outdoor amphitheater,
and a trail around the park that con
nected to the Lake Okeechobee Sce
nic Trail (LOST).
"From what I have seen, this is a
very good proposal," said Gary Ritter,
director of South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center. "Our staff will work with
you to make it happen."
The big drawback is how to pay
for all the proposed improvements.
Estimated construction costs are $17
million. Mr. Marshall predicted that
annual rental fees for camp sites and
cabins would be $1 million and $4
million would come in annually from
fees on boat slips. His calculations
showed that if annual incomes were
applied to the debt service on the $17
million, Okee-Tantie would have a
$800,000 deficit each year.
He suggested construction in
phases with camping areas to be im-
proved first. That is where there is the
most need for improvements and that
would give the best return on the in-
vestment.
Since a good part of the camping
area is now unusable due to hurricane
damage, FEMA funds can be used for
rehabilitation of that area. Also Florida
Department of Transportation grants
could be used as the park connects
with LOST. County administrator Lyn-
don Bonner said he would investigate
these funding sources.
Mr. Bonner said he and his staff
were analyzing the budget and the
current state of revenues and would
soon be reporting to the board on the
economic condition of the county.
There was one ray of sunshine in
today's gloomy economic picture.
Sheriff Paul May presented the board
with a check for $1,212,141.58 to go
into the general fund from the unap-
propriated fund balance and other rev-


men's Health Specialists' professional
team consists of obstetricians and gy-
necologists, certified nurse-midwives,
nurses and support staff. Services in-
clude wellness exams, prenatal care,
menopause management, cancer
screening and prevention provided
in a personalized and comfortable
environment from headquarters lo-
cated adjacent to the Treasure Coast
Square mall in Jensen Beach, with
branch offices in Saint Lucie West and
Okeechobee.
Women's Health Specialists' head
quarters is located at 3498 N.W Fed-
eral Highway in Jensen Beach, 772-
219-1080; www.whsfl.com.

enue sources. He also presented four
other checks totalling $100,543.69
to go into the law enforcement trust
fund from unclaimed evidence, forfei-
tures and interest.
In spite of the current economic
crunch, the annual Okee-Tantie Blast
will be held on Nov. 8. Since 2001
Zambelli Fireworks Internationale has
been providing a fireworks show at
Okee-Tantie in the fall. The fireworks
are free, but the cost to the county is
$4,500 which covers insurance, trans-
portation and lodging for Zambelli
employees. There was some discus-
sion as to whether or not the county
could afford this cost, especially since
they did not fund the Jaycees fire-
works this year. The vote was 3 2
with commissioners Clif Bets and
Marvin Wherrell voting against the
fireworks.
In other action, the board:
*approved a change order for
Close Construction for the Alderman
Building renovation in the amount of
$13,358.58;
*set rental rates for the county's
mobile ticket booth;
*approved a franchise agreement
for roll-off collection services;
*approved a $33,535 engineer-
ing contract with Craig A. Smith and
Associates for Douglas Park storm-
water improvements to be paid for
with 2004 Hurricane Disaster Recov-
ery Community Development Block
Grant money;
*cancelled the Jan. 8, 2009 and
April 23, 2009 board meetings;
*approved a request for use of the
Health Department Auditorium;
*declined to carry Law Enforce-
ment Liability Insurance in addition to
what the sheriff already carries; and
*voted to make Country Hills Es
states drainage a priority for use of
grant funds.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues
Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter
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u d was staying in a house at 6100 Sher- to speak with someone about the vic-
M murder man Terrace in Sebring. The detective tim, stated an HCSO press release.
did not know how long Barnes had "At the time we spoke with him
Continued From Page 1 been in Sebring. we had identified her by fingerprints,"
Lt. Lethbridge said that an HCSO said Lt. Lethbridge. "At the time we
his motivation was due to her health surveillance team was sent to watch got the information on her, his name
problems," said Lt. Lethbridge in a the home and that after some phone was mentioned as a suspect."
phone interview Wednesday after conversations with family members After speaking with detectives,
ns h i in ing and Barnes called the HCSO around 2 Barnes was officially charged with his
Barnes has family in Sebring and .m. on Oct. 22. He said he wanted wife's murder.


Alcohol

Continued From Page 1


to three in 2007. This year there have


been 12 deaths on Glades County
roadways, six last week in an acci
dent between a migrant labor van
and sand truck.
Glades had 114 crashes with inju-
ries and 13 of those involved alcohol.
There were 74 crashes involving alco-


hol that involved property damage.
There was one fatality involving
a motorcycle and two crashes that
injured pedestrians. The county also
had a reduction in commercial vehi-
cle crashes in 2007 from 46 to 35.


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12 Okeechobee News, Friday, October 24, 2008


Racing at the bottom of the lake


On Oct. 25, the United Dirt Late
Model Challenge Series makes it
return to the New Hendry County
Speedway located on U.S. 27 at
the Hendry-Glades County line.
It will be the 14th race this year
for the United Dirt Late Model
Challenge Series which has be-
come the fastest growing late
model series in the United States ,
drawing 40 plus entrants to every
event.
The race at the new Hendry
County Speedway will be the se-
ries second trip to the speedway
and will pay $7,000 to the winner
of the first annual Kim Allen Me-
morial.
Earlier this season, Ivadent
Lloyd, known also as the profes-
sor, won the prestigious Ponce
DeLeon Classic earning a $5,000
check. He now will set his sites on
winning the top prize in the series
return trip to the Hendry Speed-


Pop


Warner


may be


champs

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three Okeechobee Pop War-
ner football teams will play in
championship games on Satur-
day in Port St. Lucie following ex-
citing wins on Wednesday night
at locations in Ft. Pierce, Port St.
Lucie and Palm City.
The Midget squad defeated
Palm City Teal 14-13, in a defen-
sive battle. Marshall Tommie and
Jose Santibanez scored rushing
touchdowns for Okeechobee.
Coach Tony Corwin praised
defensive players like Frank De-
carlo and Elijah Williams for their
strong games.
The Junior Midget squad de-
feated Palm City Teal 12-6 behind
the quick and strong legs of their
two top running backs, Lavonte
Spivey and Algeron Morris.
Spivey scored two touch-
downs in the game on runs of 15
and 40 yards. Morris had an excel-
lent game running the ball.
Coach Robert Stokes said his
entire defense played a strong
game in the big win.
The Junior Pee Wee squad
defeated Port Salerno 27-26. La
mar Williams, Brandon Shockley
and Luis Leon scored on rush-
ing touchdowns. Shockley con-
nected with Leon on a 51 yard
touchdown pass in the final four
minutes to bring Okeechobee
back from behind.
Coach James Shockley said
his entire defense played well. "It
was a back and forth game all the
way, we scored and were able to
hold them and then run out the
clock."
The Championship games will
be played Saturday at Whispering
Pines Park in Port St. Lucie. The
Junior Pee Wee game is at 11 a.m.
The Junior Midget will kickoff at 3
p.m. The Midget squad will play
at 5 p.m.

Sports Brief

BBBS Clay
Shoot planned
Saturday, Nov. 1, at Quail
Creek Plantation, Hwy 68 east,
will have a Big Brothers Big Sisters
Okeechobee Clay Shoot. They will
get off to a rolling start at 8 a.m.,
last shooter 10 a.m., lunch and
awards will be at noon.
Teams of four are $375 (fee in-
cludes lunch) or individual shoot-
ers are $100 (fee includes lunch)
or you can get lunch for $20.
Sponsor participation levels
are $1,000 Banner Sponsor -
includes: Team of four (Compli-
mentary golf cart), Banner on
course, recognition at the awards
ceremony, mention in pre-event
press releases, mention in news-
letter and annual report; $500 -
Signature Sponsor team of four
(complimentary golf cart), sign on
course, recognition at the awards
ceremony, mention in pre-event
press releases; $150 Station
Sponsor sign on course, men-
tion in pre-event press releases.
Big Brothers Big Sisters pro-
vides mentoring in three Okeecho-
bee County Schools: Seminole El-
ementary, Everglades Elementary,
and North Elementary.
To register or for more infor-
mation call 863-824-BBBS (2227.)
To get a registration form email
Sharon Vinson at VinsonS@okee.
kl2.fl.us or call 863-462-5000 ext.
257.


way. He will battle current points'
leader Johnny "The Locomotive
Collins", Mark "The Magic Man"
Whitener, Keith Nosbisch, Roger
"Hot Rod" Crowe and defending
champion of the speedway chal-
lenge series, Stan "Show Time"
Smith.
Also competiting in the event
will be 2007 North Florida Speed
way Champion Billy Costello,
Shane Williams, Adam Badden-
baugh, Kevin Mills, and many oth-
er late model stars from around
the south east.
There will also be an awesome
on track autograph session for all
the kids, where they can meet the
stars of the United Dirt Late Model
Challenge Series.
In addition to the Kim Allen
Memorial race, streets stocks and
united late models will also be
competing and all of your local


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The United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series returns to the
New Hendry County Speedway this weekend. The speedway
is located on U.S. 27 at the Hendry-Glades County line.


stars including Jerry Brown, John
Wilson, Tim Powers, Tommy
Hill, Bobby Vaughn, and Thomas
Scott, just to name a few will be
on hand.
Gates open at 2 p.m. Quali-
fying for the late models is at 6
p.m. Racing action begins at 6:30


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OFFERS BETTER HIGHWAY FUEL ECONOMY THAN TOYOTA SEQUOIA'


OFFERS BETTER AVAILABLE V8 FUEL ECONOMY THAN TOYOTA TUNDRA'


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07 AVEO .............S169PER MO" 06 TRAILBLAZER ..... .l199 PER MO."
STK# U9045 GREAT GAS MILEAGE, AUTO, A/C STK# U0115 ALLOY WHEELS, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS
07 AVEO .............$189 PER MO." 08 IMPALA ...........$224 PER MO."*
STK# U2904 ONLY 14,000 MILES, AUTO, MP3 PLAYER STK# U3531 SIX WAY POWER DRIVERS SEAT, V6, AUTO
05 SILVERADO 1500 EXT CAB 199 PER MO* 06 BUICK LACERNE .... 259 PER MO.*
STK# U9102 2WD, V8, AUTOMATIC, CD, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, KEYLESS REMOTE STK# U1091 V6, AUTO, UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
08 UPLANDER. ....... .$199 PER MO.* 07 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB S269 PER MO.*
STK# U1683 V6, AUTO, KEYLESS REMOTE, POWER WINDOWS, CRUISE CONTROL STK# U1184 CLASSIC BODY STYLE 2WD, V8, AUTOMATIC, CD, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS
07 MALIBU...........$199 PER MO.* 04 CORVETTE ........ .399 PER MO."
STK# U3856 4 CYLINDER, POWER MIRRORS, A/C STK#8639A LIKE NEW, 12,000 MILES, HEADS UP DISPLAY


2- EPA estimated MPG hwy CobaltXFE 37, Toyota Corolla 35 4-EPA estimated MPG hwy Impala LT 29 vs Avalon 28 6- EPAestimated MPG highwaywith 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission Malibu lLT 33vs Camry31 8 -EPA estimated MPG highway (2W) Tahoe with available 5 3LV8 20 vs Sequoia
with available 5 7LV819 9 EPA estimated MPG ity/highway(2WG) Silverado with available 5 3LV814/20vs Tundra with available 5 7LV814/18 *Monthly payment is $13 89 forever $1000 you finance Monthly pymts are based at 79 %APR for 72 mos with $2,000 down All prices and pymts are plustax, title and
license. With approved credit. Rates are in lieu of rebates. Pictures are for illustration purposes only See dealer for details, GICH 0365


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