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KEECHOBEE


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Vol. 99 No. 259 Wednesday, October 1, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Community Theatre
has season tickets
Saturday, Oct. 4 is the last
day to purchase tickets for the
entire package of all Three
shows to be performed this
season by the Okeechobee
Community Theatre. Season
subscriptions include admis
sion to the comedy, Christmas
Belles, in November, the drama
To Kill a Mockingbird, in March
and the romantic play, Love Let-
ters, also scheduled for March.
The total price is $20 for all
three shows. To purchase sea
son tickets, call 863-763-1307.
Those not holding season
subscriptions may purchase
single seat tickets to individual
productions. They will be $12
per show. Tickets to Christmas
Belles, to be performed on Nov.
7, 8, 14, and 15 will go on sale
at the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce on Oct. 13. All
performances are at 8 p.m. on
show dates at the Theatre on
S.W Second Avenue at Sev-
enth Street, one block behind
Golden Corral Restaurant.IRSC
Culinary Institute registration
open
Prepare to join the ranks of
the best trained chefs in the
most prestigious restaurants
in the world. Find out what's
cooking at Indian River State
College's Culinary Institute of
the Treasure Coast at an Infor-
mation Session for prospective
students on Wednesday, Oct.
1, beginning at 6 p.m. in the
Richardson Center on the Muel-
ler Campus in Vero Beach. Ap-
plications for the two-year pro-
gram will be available and must
be completed before Nov. 14,
2008 deadline. Culinary classes
will begin in the spring semes
ter on Jan. 7, 2009. For more
information, call the Culinary
Institute at 772-226-2511 or the
IRSC Information Call Center at
1-866-792-4772. The Culinary
Institute of the Treasure Coast
at IRSC, where preparation is
the key ingredient.

Drought Index
Current: 447
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.93 feet
Last Year: 9.84 feet
S Sgonsored By:

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


Index


Classifieds......................... 11-13
Soduko...... .- ...... ..... .. 13
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword.......................... 13
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out ...... .......-..... 4
Sports 14-15
Lottery 2
Weather 2
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City

Due to decreased
property values,
city's budget still
down 11 percent
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee, li
other local governments aroul


The U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers, Jacksonville District
will continue with pulsed water
releases from Lake Okeecho-
bee to the Caloosahatchee Riv-
er and the St. Lucie Canal, ac-
cording to a statement released
Tuesday, Sept. 30. The planned
release is necessary to slow the
expected rise in the lake levels
with projected rainfall in the
near future and two months left


increases tax millage


ke
nd


the state, has had to do some
belt tightening at budget time.
The city is feeling the crunch of
decreased property values and
increased homestead exemp-
tions.
At a public hearing on Tues-
day evening, Sept. 30 the city
council passed a budget that
is 11 percent less than the cur-
rent budget but contains a pay
increase of up to 5.5 percent for


employees.
The city budget is financed
in large part by an ad valorem
tax millage rate of 6.7432. One
mil equals one dollar in taxes
for every $1,000 of assessed
values. The current millage rate
is 6.5010. However, due to the
decrease in property values and
increase in homestead exemp-
tions, the new budget's millage
rate will bring in less revenue


than the current lower millage
rate. Property values in the city
decreased from $349,913,220 to
$329,970,000 this year. With the
passage of Amendment 1, an
additional $25,000 homestead
exemption is applied to property
value over $50,000.
The procedure at budget hear-
ings calls for the millage rate to
be approved before the budget.
The approved millage rate is cal-


culated to finance a large portion
of the budget. During discussion
before the vote on the millage
rate Councilman Dowling Wat
ford offered an amendment. He
expressed concern over the cur-
rent economic uncertainty.
"I really feel we need to show
some action now," he stated. He
proposed adopting a millage rate
of 6.2432 instead of the proposed
See Increase Page 2


Tax loophole


cuts county


tax revenue


Courts lenient
about ag
assessment rules
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In this time of reduced tax
revenues Okeechobee County
may be losing much needed
revenues through a loophole in
tax laws. There are properties
in this county where there may
be no agricultural activity going
on and the property is zoned
something other than agricul-
ture, yet the owners pay taxes


that are based on the value of
agricultural property.
The granting of an agricul-
ture assessment is up to the
discretion of the property ap-
praiser. To complicate things
there are some court rulings
which appear to be in conflict
with state laws and the coun-
ty's land development regula-
tions appear to be in conflict
with some land use practices.
Florida Statue 193.462 lists
seven factors that may be tak
en into consideration when
considering agriculture assess-
See Loophole Page 2


Jobless rates


continually


on the rise


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The unemployment rate
jumped in Okeechobee County
and throughout the state of
Florida during August accord-
ing to the latest jobless report
from the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation, Labor
Market Statistics Center.
There were 1,814 residents
out of work in Okeechobee last


month, a rate of 9.8 percent.
That compared to 1,678 who
were jobless in July, a rate of
9.2 percent. In August, 2007,
there were 1,137 people out of
work, a rate of 6.6 percent.
Glades County had 410 resi-
dents out of work in August and
388 in July. The unemployment
rate there stayed the same at
8.4 percent. Last year at this
See Jobs Page 2


in the hurricane season.
A release to the St. Lucie Ca-
nal and Caloosahatchee River
will be for a period of 12 days.
The goal is to achieve an aver-
age flow over the 12-day period
not to exceed 2,200 cubic feet
per second (cfs) and 1,000 cfs
to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie Estuary, respectively. The
target flows to the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie Estuary


will be measured at the WP.
Franklin Lock and Dam and the
St. Lucie Lock and Dam. If there
is rainfall in the Caloosahatchee
Basin and the measured flow
in the river at the lock and dam
equals or exceeds the amount
of the scheduled release, then
no water will be released from
the lake.
See Release Page 2


Benefit to help family


of man battling cancer


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The local Garcia family of
Jose and Leticia Garcia are
holding a car wash benefit on
Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Chobee
Drive Thru, 3001 S.W. Third
Terr. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Donations will be taken to
benefit the family of Jose Gar-
cia, 31, who was recently diag-
nosed with lymphoma of the
stomach.
According to the American
Cancer Society, this is a cancer
of the immune system tissue
that is sometimes found in the
wall of the stomach. It accounts


for about 4 percent of stomach
cancers.
Mr. and Mrs. Garcia have
three children, Audrey, 9; Jadi-
ene, 6, Jose Jr., 8 months. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Garcia graduated
from Okeechobee High School
and have continued to raise
their family in Okeechobee.
Upon diagnosis, Mr. Garcia
was sent straight to tests and
surgery where he was ulti-
mately prescribed six months
of chemotherapy.
Prior to surgery, the tumor
was visible from the outside
of his body and his wife urged
him to go get it checked out at


the doctor.
As if this situation is not
enough for this young family to
go through, prior to his diagno
sis, he lost his job of sevenyears
due to issues that were out of
his control. The employer had
also provided their housing and
therefore, the family also lost
their home.
Mr. Garcia had worked
hard to find a job and attended
classes to obtain his Commer
cial Driver's License (CDL) and
took his test the day before get
ting his diagnosis.
Mrs. Garcia has been an
See Benefit Page 2


Submitted photo
The Garcia family is holding a benefit for Jose Garcia, 31, (back-
left) who was diagnosed recently with lymphoma of the stom-
ach. They are holding a car wash and food and bake sale on
Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Chobee Drive Thru, 3001 S.W. Third Ter.
Mr. Garcia is pictured here with his wife, Leticia Garcia, (back-
right) daughters Audrey, 9, (front-left) and Jadiene, 6, (front-
right). He also has an eight month old son Jose, Jr.


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OHS Drama Club presents: Little Women


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee High School Drama class will perform "Little Women" on Thursday,
Oct. 2., Saturday, Oct. 4, Thursday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 11, in the OHS Audito-
rium. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students and $8 for adults.
This play chronicles the life-changing events of the March family during a turbulent pe-
riod of the Civil War. The cast includes (front, left to right) Rebecca Foster as Jo March,
Tabitha Smith as Meg March, Rachel Muros as Marmee March, Tiffany Etichsen as Amy
March, Nicole Perdomo as Beth March; (back row) Jonathan Siegnthaler as Professor
Bhaer, Esperanza Montoya as Hannah Mullet, Sarah Thompson as Aunt March, Chris-
topher Cain as Laurie Lawrence and Nathan Steen as John Brooke.



Pulse releases continue


from Lake Okeechobee


............................................................





2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Loopholes
Continued From Page 1

ment. However, there is no mini-
mum number of these factors
needed to qualify. Factor number
seven states: "Such other factors
as may from time to time become
applicable." That appears to give
a lot of leeway to the property ap-
praiser.
In order to secure an agricul-
tural exemption each year prop-
erty owners must fill out a DR-482
form "Application and Return
for Agricultural Classification of
Lands." This form is not a public
record. It asks for agriculture in-
come from the property for the
last four years. Owners are also
asked to list the number of acres
in various crops and the number
of years these crops have been
grown. In addition, they are asked
to list the number of acres devot
ed to livestock and timberland
and the number of years those
acres have been used for livestock
or timber. The form asks if a tan-
gible personal property tax return
has been filed for machinery and

Jobs
Continued From Page 1

time Glades County reported 289
people out of work, a rate of 6.4
percent.
Okeechobee's unemployment
rate was fifth highest among the
state's 67 counties. Glades County
was tied for 12th highest among
Florida counties in August.
Hendry County had the highest
unemployment rate in the state,
14.2 percent. Walton County had
the lowest rate of unemployment,
3.8 percent. The state average in
August was 6.8 percent.


Increase
Continued From Page 1

6.7432. This lower proposed mill-
age rate was calculated to provide
a balanced budget with no cost of
living salary increase for employ-
ees. It would fund only a 1.5 per-
cent merit increase. That amend-
ment to the motion died for lack
of a second.
Mr. Watford then proposed
a second amendment. He sug-
gested leaving the millage at the


equipment.
"Has the real property been
zoned to a nonagriculture use at
the request of the owner?" is a
question on the form.
It also contains the statement
"As of January first of this year the
lands listed above were used pri-
marily for 'Bona Fide' Agricultural
Purposes. Bona Fide Agricultural
Purpose means 'good faith com-
mercial agriculture use of the
land."
The applicant dates and signs
the statement under penalty of
perjury if the facts stated are not
true.
According to the property ap
praiser's statement, "The USDA
only recognizes agricultural oper-
ations or farms if they have $1,000
worth of gross sales in a normal
years. It is not necessary to have
this every year, but should achieve
this in a normal year." This, too, is
only used as a vague guideline.
People who apply for agricul
ture exemptions are asked to pro-
vide the following items:
Lease if the property is under
lease;
IRS Schedule K1 from the
previous year showing livestock
purchases.
Receipts for fences/posts,
gates, wire showing property has
been fenced prior to Jan. 1, lien
date.
Receipts for all fertilizer and/
or lime applications, custom pas-
ture mowing, disking, chopping,
planting, wells, dug water holes.
Copies of all receipts for live-
stock purchase and sale receipts
relating to this particular prop-
erty.
Receipts for a livestock med-
icines, vaccinations, dewormers.
Receipts for any hay, mo-
lasses, mineral, protein supple-
ments.
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser Bill Sherman admits his

current rate of 6.5010. Proposed
salary increases would be kept
intact and approximately $82,800
would be taken from reserves to
make up the difference and bal-
ance the budget.
Councilman Clayton Williams
seconded this second amended
motion.
"I just don't like going into
reserves to balance the budget,"
was the opinion of councilman
Lowery Markham.
"It could hurt us bad next year,
"stated councilwoman Lydia
Jean Williams.


Submitted photo/Cathy Schmeidel

Giving back
Mary and John Deck install kitchen cabinets for Hospice
of Okeechobee. Some of the medical staff who care for pa-
tients at The Hamrick Home live in the staff housing next
door to the facility. The Decks want to give back to the Hos-
pice facility because hospice was there when they needed
help. "We have never been in a position like the one we
were in when my brother got sick. The nurses explained
everything and took care of the things we couldn't," said
Mr. Deck. "We know first hand just how important it is to
have a local hospice residence," Mrs. Deck says.


office has been liberal in granting
agriculture assessments. He said
that is because the courts have
been liberal in interpreting the ag-
riculture assessment laws.
"The courts have ruled in their
favor," he said of land owners as
he listed several court cases.
Florida law states: "Sale of
land for a purchase price which
is three or more times the agri-
cultural assessment placed on the
land shall create a presumption
that such land is not used primar-
ily for bona fide agricultural pur-
poses."
However, according to Mr.
Sherman, the courts have ruled
that this "only sends up a red
flag" and cannot be used to deny
an agriculture assessment.
The Florida law governing agri-
culture assessment states that the
property appraiser shall reclassify
as nonagricultural "Land that has
been zoned to a nonagricultural
use at the request of the owner
subsequent to the enactment of
this law." That particular law has
been in effect since at least the
1970s. However, Mickey Bandi
of the property appraiser's office
said that means the property that
has been rezoned must be re-
evaluated the next year to see if
it still qualifies for an agriculture
assessment.
"My lawyer told me you can-
not deny it (agriculture assess-
ment) on zoning," asserted Mr.
Sherman.
In the case of Schultz v. Love,
the Supreme Court of Florida
ruled on April 1, 1999: "Zoned
use of land is not, as a matter of
law, determinative of actual, good
faith agricultural use of land, for
ad valorem tax purposes; rather
zoned use is but one factor that
assessor or reviewing court may
consider along with other specific
statutory factors."
"There is no question about it

"I feel strongly we are in pretty
serious times. Mr. Watford as-
serted.
"l's a difficult decision," stated
city administrator Brian White-
hall. He expressed concern that if
the city approved a lower millage
rate this year, next year the state
might require the city to start at
that millage rate and cut back fur-
ther.
Mr. Watford cast the only vote
for his second amendment. It was
defeated by a vote of 1-4.
The council then unanimously


Release
Continued From Page 1

Tuesday, the lake level is 14.95
feet NGVD and is at the upper end
of the preferred operational level
of 12.5 to 15.5 feet. The lake has
been hovering at the 15 foot level
since the beginning of the first of
two pulsed releases on Sept. 4.
On Sept. 4 the lake level was
14.68 feet. It is expected that with
the near term forecast, the lake
will rise and the upcoming releas-
es will slow the amount of rise.


Benefit
Continued From Page 1

associate at Wal-Mart for almost
nine years and is currently out on
leave taking care of her husband.
Associates at Wal-Mart are also
holding a "pot luck" lunch for as-
sociates for donations to the Gar-
cia family.
In addition to the carwash, the


they are using it for a tax dodge,"
Mr. Sherman said of the agricul-
ture assessment laws. The prop-
erty appraiser, who was adamant
in his legal pursuit of Florida Pow-
er and Light for several years over
the utility's liberal interpretation
of tax laws, would like to see the
agriculture assessment laws tight
ened. However, he felt the oppo-
sition from vested interests would
be too strong for that to happen.
In some cases property in this
county was bought a few years
ago during better economic times
with the intent of building resi-
dential housing complexes. The
zoning was changed for that pur
pose and the land is still receiving
an agriculture assessment.
According to the property ap-
praiser's website, a 271.7 acre
parcel on S.W 16th Avenue
sold for $5,877,100 on Dec. 28,
2005. However, the 2008 taxes
are based on a value of $48,246.
The property is zoned residential
general. When requesting the
zoning change from agriculture,
the owner stated to the planning
board that his intention was to
build a residential complex.
A 12.8 acre parcel on the Rim
Canal zoned residential gen-
eral was sold Jan 15, 2007 for
$1,900,000. However that prop-
erty's total taxable value in 2008
was $2,730 because of an agricul-
tural assessment.
A 57.8 acre plot on S.W. 16
Avenue sold on Nov. 10, 2005 for
$4,850,000. The owner requested
a zoning change from agricultural
to residential general in order to
build townhouses. The total tax-
able value in 2008 is $6,002 thanks
to an agriculture assessment.
The owners of 89.3 acres on
U. S. 441 S.E. at Nubbin Slough
bought the property in 2005 for
$2,821,000. They had the prop-
erty rezoned to residential gen
eral with the intent of building

passed the original motion to ap-
prove a millage rate of 6.7432.
The vote was unanimous to
approve a $7,148,680 budget that
contains reductions in the oper-
ating expenses of most depart-
ments.
Built into the budget is a merit
salary increase of up to 1.5 per-
cent based on an employee's
evaluations. Beginning Oct. 1
employees will get a two percent
increase to their base salary. Then
in January they will receive a one-
time 2 percent bonus.

Pulse releases are designed
to mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the estu-
aries via the St. Lucie Canal to the
east and the Caloosahatchee Riv
er to the west. The goal is to strike
a balance between the health of
the lake's littoral zone and the
health of the estuaries.
Water level data and flows for
Lake Okeechobee and the Cen-
tral and Southern Florida Project
can be found on the Army Corps
of Engineers' web site at http://
www.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/in-
dex.htm.

benefit will also include the sale
of hotdogs for $1; hamburgers for
$1.50; and bake goods for $.50.
For more information of how
you can help this local family
please contact Mrs. Garcia's sister
Angelica Garcia at 863-634-1733
or Leticia Garcia at 863-634-1730.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


residential units. The property is
currently taxed based on an agri-
culture value of $18,745.
A 167.2 acre parcel sold for
$9,637,100 in 2005. Today it is
taxed on an assessed agricultural
value of $21,531.
A 63.9 acre parcel of land on
Wolff Road was rezoned along
with adjoining properties to be
part of a planned development.
Currently it is being taxed at a
much smaller agriculture value.
In July of 2007, 12.3 acres of
land sold for $228,500. That land
is now taxed based on an agricul-
ture value of $2,591.
It appears that there is also dis-
crepancy between the county's
land development regulations
which define zoning categories
and state laws governing taxing
of agricultural property. If prop-
erty is not zoned agriculture and
does indeed contain a bona fide
commercial agricultural opera-
tion, it would be in violation of
the land development regulations
and could be cited by code en-


forcement officials.
Property that is zoned resi-
dential single family estate is al-
lowed to house up to six horses
and/or cows, depending on the
size of the lot. Other types of
domestic farm animals may be
kept on residential single family
estate zoned property for up to
six months as part of a 4H, FFA,
or school project. Property that is
zoned residential rural is allowed
to have "activities with small scale
agricultural orientation but where
such activity is not the principal or
sole means of livelihood for the
occupants of the premises." Le-
gal agricultural uses on these two
zoning categories would hardly
be considered bona fide com-
mercial agricultural use of the
land. The county's other zoning
categories make no provision for
agricultural use of the land.
If a property is found to be
in noncompliance with zoning
laws, the owner could be fined
up to $250 a day for every day of
noncompliance.


Okeechobee Forecast


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind
around 5 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West
wind around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind
around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East
southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.


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VOTE


Nov. 4
FOR

Margaret


Garrard


Helton

For County Commissioner


I will seek
Reasonable,
responsible,
and
effective
solutions to
public issues. I hope to
contribute to making
Okeechobee County
a better place to live.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Margaret Garrard
Helton, Republican for County Commisioner District 5


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 3


City police seek arsonist


Escaped felon captured in Tampa


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A fire partially gutted a resi-
dence on S.W 2nd Avenue last
week and an arsonist apparently
finished the job on Sunday.
City Police Detective Bill
Saum said authorities are on the
lookout for any information that
might lead to the apprehension of
the fire bug.
Police reports state that Offi-
cer Justin Bernst noticed smoke
at about 10:55 Sunday night and
found the residence fully involved
in flame. City and County firemen


Recent heavy rains and a tropi-
cal storm or hurricane could be a
one-two punch that means raw
sewage may back up in your
home if you have a septic system.
If you are experiencing sewage
odors, wet areas on the property,
slow drains, gurgling drain nois
es, or plumbing fixtures which
"back-up" or overflow back into
your home these could be the
early warning signs septic disas-
ter.
"The time to avoid a problem
with raw sewage backing up into
your home is before the problem
exists," said Matthew Nyberg,
President, Cooke's Environmen-


Woman ai


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The death of a Glades County
Sheriff's Office K-9 will not re-
sult in any charges against the
man who shot the dog.
According to the Okeecho
bee County Sheriff's Office re
port, the shooter was on his
own property and trying to stop
the dog from killing his cat.
The shooting occurred on
Sept. 2 on N.E. 54th Trail. Nero,
a 6-year-old Belgian Malinios, re-
portedly got loose from a neigh-
boring residence.
A police report from Deputy
Robbie Lamb said that Nicho-
las Schoppmeyer, 22, saw his
cat running across the roof of
his residence and a large dog
chasing it. The dog apparently
caught the cat in the front yard
and started shaking it.
Mr. Schoppmeyer told depu-
ties that his brother, Cory, 19,
tried to kick the dog off the cat
but was unsuccessful. Nicholas
walked to his vehicle, and got
his pistol, a KAHR PM-9, and
shot the dog twice to try and
get it off the cat and twice more
when the dog became aggres-


responded and had the fire extin
guished in a matter of minutes.
"The fire was out the first time.
This was not a flare up," Detective
Saum noted, "We need the pub-
lic's help. If you saw anything, no
matter how insignificant, please
call us."
Detective Saum said all tips
from the public will remain confi-
dential. He especially appealed to
people who work in that area in-
cluding restaurants like the Gold
en Corral and Beef O'Bradys.
"Somebody purposely burned
this house a second time. Hope-
fully somebody saw something,"


tal Services. "Once hurricane or
tropical storm rain and wind be-
gin, it's too late to avoid the costly
mistake of not having your septic
tank pumped for hurricane sea-
son," added Mr. Nyberg.
Septic systems consist of two
basic parts; a septic tank and a
soil absorption system. The sep-
tic tank provides a small portion
of the treatment by creating a
large, quiet compartment to al-
low solid material to settle out of
the wastewater and collect in the
tank. Over the years of operating,
accumulated solids begin taking
up too much room in the tank,
reducing the volume available for


accused of


doctor shopping


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An investigation by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
resulted in the arrest of a Buck-
head Ridge resident on Septem-
ber 29 on felony drug charges.
Tina Ripoll, 43, of 20th Street,
was charged with doctor shop-
ping and was held on $500 bond
at the Okeechobee County Jail.


The arrest report from Detec
tive James Pickering said the
suspect voluntarily met with in-
vestigators and admitted that she
was addicted to controlled sub-
stances.
The report noted that Ripoll
received controlled substances
from two doctors. She filled the
prescriptions at local pharmacies,
officials added.


sive toward him, Deputy Lamb
said.
The deputy's report said Mr.
Schoppmeyer said he did not
want to shoot the dog but he felt
very threatened by the dog.
Mr. Schoppmeyer said the
K-9 had gotten out the day be-
fore and had chased the same
cat in his backyard. The cat was
injured and was treated at a lo-
cal veterinarian's office.
The K-9 handler, Steve Cas-
serly and other Glades County
authorities were dispatched to
the scene and took possession
of the dog.
Deputy Casserly had recently
gone to work for the Glades
County Sheriff's Office. He had
previously worked for the Semi
nole Police Department. He
was not home at the time of
the shooting. According to the
report, a family member was
trying to move the dog from the
backyard to the kennel when
the dog got loose and ran to the
neighbor's yard.
Numerous fundraisers had
been held over the years to es-
tablish the Glades County K-9
program.


he noted.
Saum said if you saw vehicle,
a bicyclist or a pedestrian in that
area or neighborhood that night,
please contact Detectives at 763-
5521. He said if people even heard
a vehicle or saw a bike that might
help the investigation.
"Any information like that can
lead to another lead and that lead
to a person, and possibly an ar-
rest," he noted.
As of press time there were no
arrests reported. The State Fire
Marshal was assisting in the in-
vestigation.


settling. When this happens, sol-
ids start escaping the tank and can
clog the soil in the soil absorption
field. Before this happens, the
septic tank should be pumped to
remove the solids.
"Do not wait for your septic
system to back-up before you
pump your septic tank. Once the
sewage backs-up into your home,
the damage is already done,"
added Mr. Nyberg. The experts at
Cooke's Environmental Services
recommend you do not use bio
logical or chemical additives in
place of septic tank pumping. You
should pump based on the size
of your septic tank and number
of people using it. A typical fam-
ily of four with a 500 gallon septic
tank should have it pumped once
a year.
"Here in Florida, pumping
annually is really a good idea be-
cause one hurricane can dump so
much rainfall that an un-pumped
tank is a disaster waiting to hap-
pen," concluded Mr. Nyberg.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The United States Marshall
Service captured an escapee
from the Glades County Jail on
Friday, Sept. 26.
The man escaped the Glades
County Jail on Monday, Sept. 22.
The inmate was found inside a
house filled with drugs and guns,
according to the report.
Glades County Sheriff's Cap
tain Daryl Lewis said Jean Da-
vide Lafalaise, 26, made a daring
escape from the Moore Haven
jail last Monday. He apparently
tried twice to scale the fence and
escape.
Lafalaise was unsuccessful on
his first attempt as he got caught
in the razor wire and fell off on
the jail side of the fence. When
deputies in a nearby tower spot
ted him, they attempted to reach
him in the recreation yard. He
used the opportunity to scale the
fence again, and this time was
able to flee.


Two others have been charged
with helping the escape. They
are Richnecha Fields, 21, identi-
fied as Lafalaise's girlfriend, and
Oniel Winston Scarlett, 19. They
were arrested and charged with
harboring an escaped inmate.
They were held without bond at
the Palm Beach County Jail.
According to the report, prior
to the escape, Fields, Scarlett and
a minor child visited Lafalaise at
the jail.
Shortly after the visitation,
Lafalaise was given his normal
daily recreation opportunity.
"We believe they left the car in
the parking lot for him with the
keys in it," Captain Lewis said.
An inmate in the jail, Demetre
Moore, 24, was charged with
principal in the first degree for al-
legedly aiding in the escape. Jail
officials said he reportedly served
as the lookout for Mr. Lafalaise's
escape attempts. Moore was
held in jail on $20,000 bond.
Lafalaise, Fields and Scarlett


are all from Belle Glade. Lafalaise
was also recently convicted and
sentenced to prison for escaping
the Palm Beach County Jail.
Captain Lewis said Lafalaise
will face charges in Hillsborough
County because of the circum-
stances of his arrest. He will be
returned to Glades County once
the Hillsborough case is dealt
with.
Lafalaise was cut up in the
escape attempt, according to the
report.
In the Palm Beach County in-
cident, Lafalaise apparently was
behind bars for only three days
before he escaped that facility.
He was originally arrested in
Glades County in early Septem-
ber, months after a crime spree
in Lakeport where several busi-
nesses were burglarized.
He faced charges of burglary,
larceny, and criminal mischief
for that incident.


Worker complaints lead to arrest


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An out of state contractor was
charged with failure to secure
workers compensation insur-
ance coverage for his employees
after 22 of the workers filed com-
plaints with the Sheriffs Office last
week that they hadn't been paid
in five weeks, the Florida Division
of Insurance reported Monday.
James Mitchell Royce, 71, of
Bedias, Texas, was involved in a


painting job at 1801 N.W Third
Lane in Okeechobee. He is the
owner of James Mitchell Paint,
Inc.
The arrest report from De
tective William Hill said he was
called to the scene by Okeecho
bee County Sheriff Deputies who
had taken complaints from the
workers about lack of payment.
The workers claimed they
were owed approximately
$40,000 by the contractor, the re-
port noted.


Detective Hill said Mr. Royce
admitted that he hadn't paid the
employees and that his worker's
compensation insurance had ex-
pired. Documents showed the in
surance had expired on July 29,
the arrest report said.
Mr. Hill said the workers' com-
plaints would likely be settled in
civil court.
Mr. Royce was held in jail on
$2,500 bond after his arrest on
Sept. 25.


Staff member injured


at Juvenile facility


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A 28-year old guard at the
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender
Correction Center was injured Fri-
day when he was punched in the
face and the back of the head by a
client there, Okeechobee County
Sheriff Deputies said.
The guard was knocked to the
floor, and suffered a back injury
in the fall, the arrest report from


Deputy H. Pickering said.
He was treated at Raulerson
Hospital for the injuries.
The inmate, Richard Kirby, 19,
was charged with battery upon
a detention facility staff mem-
ber and was transported to the
Okeechobee County Jail. Bond
was set at $5,000.
The arrest report stated the
guard was attempting to escort
Mr. Kirby to the control observa-
tion area when he was attacked.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following persons were ar-
rested on felony or DUI charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police (OCP), Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) or the Florida Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC). This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.
* Michael Woodsby, 30, of Avon
Park, was arrested Sept. 28 on
an Okeechobee County warrant
and charged with dealing in
stolen property and giving a false
statement to a pawn broker.
Bond was set at $30,000.
Abad Ramierz, 23, of North-
east 18th Street, was arrested Sept.
27 by OCP Officer P. Eddings and
charged with retail theft. Bond on
the charge was set at $2,500. Fol-
lowing this arrest, Ramierz was


also charged with violation of
probation (felony battery.)
Jacinto Barton, 26, of U.S.
Highway 441 S.E., was arrested
Sept. 27 and charged with retail
theft. OCP Officer S. Ellerbee was
the arresting officer. Bond was set
at $2,500.
George Robert Nenn, 47, of
Boca Raton, was arrested Sept.
26 by FHP Trooper R. W Ivey
and charged with possession of a
controlled substance. The arrest
came after the trooper followed
up on a complaint of a reckless
driver.
Billy Cecil Bailey Jr., 30, of
Northeast 33nd Street, was ar-
rested Sept. 26 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant and charged
with failure to appear in court
on charges of forgery, uttering
a forged instrument and grand
theft. No bond was set.
Corey Conner, 33, was ar-
rested Sept. 26 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant on a charge
of violation of drug offender pro
bation. No bond was set.


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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Speak Out
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
OBAMA'S BROTHER: I saw the comment that said Barack
Obama's brother is a consultant who goes to Washington, D.C. I think
there is some confusion here. I saw on CNN that his brother is poor
and lives in a slum shanty town. He is not a Washington consultant.
Editor's note: Sorry for the confusion. A little additional research
shows out Mr. Obama has two half-brothers who both live in Kenya.
His older half-brother works as a consultant part of the year. His
younger half brother lives in what was described on television as
a poor shanty town. We regret the confusion. According to news re
ports, the three Obama brothers have the same father but different
mothers.
RAULERSON EMERGENCY ROOM: We are so lucky to have the
dedicated and trained emergency room hospital employees in our
home town. I was drowning in my own body fluids from congestive
heart failure on Sept. 19, 2008 when my neighbor had to rush me to
the emergency room. We barely made it there and none to soon. The
staff in the emergency room were incredible, they saved my life. The
nurses and aides with the doctor on duty are to be congratulated on a
job well done. For the rest of my stay in the hospital I was made very
comfortable, with a clean room, and very competent personnel from
the cleaning lady to the nurse taking vitals who made my stay there
feeling secure knowing they possessed the knowledge to make me
well again. Again, thank you for the extension to my life.
REVOLUTION: Are we, the American people, really a free peo-
ple? Would a free people tolerate governments that are a culture of
corruption? Would a free people tolerate the political corruption, the
abuse of power, and the condescending arrogance and disrespect
of elected officials? Would a free people tolerate the subordination
of public interests by monied and special interests, which purchase
political influence with bribes flimsily disguised as campaign contri
butions? Would a free people tolerate elections that are tainted by
the appearance of vote tampering and fraud? Would a free people
tolerate unreasonable and excessive taxation that denies them the
rewards of their labor, decreases their quality of life, and impairs their
ability to support and protect their families? Would a free people toler-
ate wasteful, irresponsible and corrupt government spending? Would
a free people tolerate a public system of education that indoctrinates
children with political correctness, but fails to educate them? Would a
free people tolerate a government that has failed to serve, protect and
defend the nation's commerce and economy, the security of its bor-
ders, and the welfare of its people, against enemies both foreign and
domestic? Why do we tolerate what is clearly intolerable? By doing
so, instead of being citizens, we have become subjects. What is least
understandable is why a majority of the voters provides the means by
which we all continue to suffer? Why do we continue to kiss the hand
that slaps us, and lick the boot that kicks us? Why do we foolishly
continue to empower entrenched politicians to abuse us? Has party
loyalty the stupidity of the many for the benefit of a few replaced
the ability to think and reason? It makes a mockery of the principle
of the government's accountability to the people when elected offi-
cials hold power with impunity. Now, we have reached a point where
the long-standing and perverted conduct of government manifestly
endangers public welfare and liberty, and it should be brought to an
immediate end! Or, have we become so apathetic that the spirit of
resistance to tyranny no longer exists within us?
KIDS ARRESTED: In response to the story about the children
charged with burglary, if it were my 10-year-old, he or she would be
home in bed by 9 p.m. Regardless of their size. They ain't got no busi-
ness being out unless they are with their parents or chaperone of legal
age. My kids came straight home from school, did their homework,
did their chores, were allowed to play outside for a little while before
dinner, ate dinner with the family, did the rest of their chores, watched
a little TV. with the family, got their baths and in bed by 9 p.m. Up by 5
a.m., got ready for their day to begin with their chores of making their
beds and getting ready for school. And you best come straight home
unless other arrangements were made. My kids never hurt unless I
gave them a good whooping when they needed it. And they usually
deserved it. Being good was promised with something good, but look
out if you were bad."
MOSQUITOES: OK... they are back... and really bad again.. now
what?
DRUG TESTS: I would like to know why our local juvenile justice
budgets are so thin that they don't have the drug tests in the office that
the probation officers are supposed to be giving to the juveniles that
are in their care because of drug abuse. My daughter has been in this
system since November of last year. After getting out of an in-patient
facility, she was required to visit our local DJJ office for random drug
testing. At first, they had them, then they were at the end of their fiscal
year and didn't. Still doesn't have them. She has not been required to
have a drug test in months. So, her record looks like she's been clean.
Of course it looks good, she hasn't had a test! We can spend millions
of dollars for everything else, but when it comes to our youth, they are
on their own and so are the parents.
BROTHERS: Remember when Jimmy Carter was elected and
pretty soon his brother was in the news. And when Bill Clinton was
elected, pretty soon there was a long-lost half-brother showing up. So
now the television folks are out looking for Barak Obama's brothers.
Frankly, I don't care about the candidates' families. I want to know
what they are going to do to fix the economy and stop the war.
DEBATE: Well I don't know who won the presidential debate.
You ask a Democrat, they think Obama won. You ask a Republican,
they think McCain won. I don't think the debate changed how anyone
plans to vote. I think the Thursday debate between the vice presiden-
tial candidates will draw a lot more attention and viewership. That's
what people really want to see.
THEFTS: Well I must say I am impressed with the business owner
who saw stuff from the salvage yard was missing and went to the re-
cycling centers and found out where it went and called the cops. The
really interesting part is that he knew immediately what was missing.
In that big salvage yard with all that stuff, it is amazing that he knew
stuff was missing.
AG ASSESSMENTS: It seems to me that the problem with the ag
assessment loophole is that our elected officials on the state level have
to be aware of the problem but they don't do anything about it. You
have to wonder just how much they receive in campaign contribu-
tions from the developers and land speculators. The State Legislature
could amend the law and make it so that only land that is zoned for
agriculture could get the ag assessment tax break. But the legislature
has not done that. The courts have made it so easy for these guys to
get the ag assessment that it is amazing to me that anyone is paying
property taxes at all.
JUVENILES: In regard to the problem with the juveniles burglar-
izing houses and stealing out of people's cars, it all goes back to the
parents. If the parents taught the kids right from wrong, it would not
matter if the door was locked or not. Stealing is stealing. If something
is not yours and you take it, that is stealing and it is wrong. A child
who is properly brought up would not even consider opening a car
door to take something. They need to find these kids and then require
their parents to pay for everything that was taken. The parents should
be held responsible for their children's actions.
MOST WANTED: I think it is good that you are putting the 'Most
wanted' photos in the newspaper and from reading the arrest reports,
it looks like it is working with many of them being caught. I would
think in this economy, that if they offer a reward it won't be hard to
catch the bad guys. Their friends will turn them in for a little money.
OUA: From my water bills, I can tell that the OUA does not always
read the meters. They must just estimate some times. I don't think
that is right. Miss Okeechobee: Best wishes to Mary Barber at the
Miss Florida Teen Pageant. I am sure she will represent Okeechobee
County well. Now that we have a county pageant that is part of the
Miss USA circuit, maybe some day we will have a Miss USA from
Okeechobee. It's nice to see some positive things about Okeechobee
in the news.
GATOR BITE: Did everyone see the boy who had his arm bitten
off by the alligator on the television show. The TV folks are giving him
a new mechanical arm. I guess getting all that television exposure
helped him because otherwise they would never have known about
him. I hope he has learned his lesson and will use his second chance
at life productively.


Letters to the Editor


Birthday wishes
appreciated
I would like to thank my
friends and family for the celebra-
tion of my 100th birthday. The
turnout was tremendous and see-
ing friends and family made this
occasion a very special day, one
of the most memorable of my 100
years.
Thank you Katrina, for the very
nice article about the history of
my life.
It's great to have a hometown
paper that covers local events and
helps keep the Okeechobee life
style alive.
Thank you,
Eva Mae Williams

Prayers appreciated
I wish to thank all the church-
es, friends and people I don't
know for their prayers for our
family during the illness and
death of my 12 year old grandson
Zachery Russell, son of Terry and
Karen Russell.
Zachery was born with Cystic
Fibrosis, a terminal illness which
affects the lungs, pancreas and
weight gain. We will miss Zach
ery so much, but I know he is in
God's care and no more breath-
ing problems.
Thanks again, the people of
Okeechobee have been so good
to us.
Love you all.
Frankie Russell-Edwards

Economic Suicide
I am horrified that Congress
is even considering another bill
which will cause prices to go up
even more. All the misinforma-
tion now being batted around in
the halls of Congress is only mak
ing matters worse.
The economy is in deep finan-
cial trouble and throwing a 700
billion dollar sack of money on
the problem will only cause the
money flood to get deeper as it
melts into the pockets of the rich.
History proves conclusively
that when the money supply in
creases, prices soon rise to wipe
out any benefits from the in-
creased money.
Unless our Congress stops the
selling of our basic productive as-
sets, the United States of America
is finished. In fact we may be like
my dog Rascal. He got locked
in the Jeep this morning and if
my son hadn't come back to
get something out of the vehicle
there would soon have been no
more Rascal. In another hour
Rascal would have been dead in
this hot Texas sun. Moving Rascal
to the back seat of the hot car and
shutting the door again would not
have saved his life.
It may be too late to save what
is left of the United States because
we continue to sell billions of our
basic productive assets each year.
Congress can put a stop to this
suicidal activity with a hundred
per cent tax on the purchase of
our productive wealth by foreign-
ers.
Not since Africa sold its gold
mines and most of its basic wealth
in the 18th and 19th centuries has
a great nation sold its basic assets
to its potential enemies. How long
before we start selling our people
like Africa did?
Money is out of control and
Congress is arguing about abor-
tion, torture, and other matters
rather than doing something
about saving what is left of Amer-


ica.
The two leading Presiden-
tial candidates, Barack Obama
and John McCain, are calling for
change. Neither has said about
what change they want to make
or how they were going to do it.
I was a teenager during the pe-
riod preceding the Great Depres-
sion which lasted 10 years. Our
present policy of turning a blind
eye to unemployment is bringing
starvation to the United States just
as it did during the Great Depres-
sion. This crisis virus is creating
havoc all over the United States
for millions of people just as it did
in Germany when the economic
fervor was at its peak.
Hitler solved his unemploy-
ment problem by putting people
to work making guns and war
machines which is the only thing
legislatures will spend lots of
money on when there is a real
economic problem. But he let the
money supply get out of control
so that before the final collapse it
took a million marks to buy a loaf
of bread.
Roosevelt tried to solve Ameri-
ca's problem with non-productive
jobs like raking leaves. We rocked
along with many people out of
work and literally starving until
we were attacked by Japan in Ha-
waii. Then all of a sudden there
was enough work making war
materials to fight the enemy.
Today, with thousands of peo
ple out of work, Congress is trying
to correct the problem by giving
people money instead of jobs.
The money is soon gone, buying
junk that creates jobs for poor
people in other countries.
Today's troubles are increased
because Congress is allowing
banks to create so much new
money to give to people out of
work. We already have enough
money in circulation to put mil-
lions of people to work. Increas-
ing the money supply always
causes prices to rise thus in a very
short time wiping out the benefit
of the increase of the money sup-
ply.
So in a slightly different way
we are trying Hitler's method
by creating too much money. It
didn't work in Germany and it
won't work now.
Wake up members of Con-
gress and pay attention to history
before it is too late. We need to
put all power lines under ground
where they are much safer from
catastrophic storms. We need
a rapid rail system between ev
ery airport and city in the United
States. Doing that will provide
productive jobs for millions of
Americans both directly and indi-
rectly.
Don't have the money? There
is more money in circulation to
day than at any time in history.
Let's use it. Most of us will not be
bothered by the screams of those
who do not want to help pay for
keeping America the best place to
live in the world.
If the seven hundred billion
dollar bill passes to just get bank-
ers out of their problems, then
America is past the point of no
return.
Dr. Kenneth L. Russell
Professor of Education,
Emeritus
Sam Houston
State University


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Submitted photo/Betty Williamson

Airplane photos needed
Photos of local airplane pilots are needed by Okeechobee
Historical Society. They are making a collage to be hung
in the airport terminal and need pictures of pilots that flew
into or out of the Okeechobee Airport in 2000 or before.
They prefer pictures of pilots with their aircraft. The col-
lage will have a picture of Hilary H. (Buster) Christopher
as the focal point since the Okeechobee Airport Terminal
is named for him. Pictured here is Cotton Hodges with his
Pitts Special in a 1980s photo. The deadline to turn in pho-
tos has been extended to Oct. 5, so if you have promised
a photo, please get it in NOW. Mail photos to Betty Wil-
liamson, PO. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973 or contact
her at 863-763-3850.


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 2
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group
- Basic Text meeting at 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee
is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interest-
ed may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family mem
ber is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support Group welcomes all
cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and en-
courage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at 5:30
p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee, (en-
trance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for
more information.

Friday, Oct. 3
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming 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.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5



Chloe's closet is consignment boutique


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With the current economy and
some local businesses closing it is
good to see a new local business,
Chloe's Closet opening for busi-
ness.
Chloe's Closet, located at 109
S.W Park Street is owned by Cyndi
Guillot and Susan Barber. Chloe's
Closet is a ladies consignment
accessories boutique. They are
open Monday thru Friday, from
10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Mrs. Guillot and Mrs. Barber
explained that they want all in-


season women's clothes (freshly
cleaned/dry-cleaned, wrinkle-
free). Everything must be on
hangers. Each customer will
have a 90-day contract where all
of their items will be priced elec-
tronically and computerized by
their account. This allows them
to automatically attribute the sale
to your account when they scan
the items without having to sort
out whose items that a customer
buys.
Chloe's Closet is already
stocked with women's apparel
such as: belts; business wear; ca
sual wear; coats/jackets; evening
wear; pageant dresses; jewelry;


purses; scarves; shoes; dance
apparel and shoes; and home ac-
cents.
After your 90-day contract is
up you can receive a check or you
can receive store credit as items
are sold. Items that do not sell
during the 90-day contract have
the option of going back to the
owner or being donated to Mar
that's House by Chloe's Closet.
Chloe's also offers new jewelry
and accessories which could be
perfect for the upcoming Home-
coming Dance.
Chloe's Closet promises to do
their best to display and sell your
items at the highest possible prof-


it for you and consider it an honor
to consign with you.
So, if you have changed ca-
reers, sizes or still haven't worn
those items that you bought last
year, come by Chloe's and sup-


port this local business while
helping you clean out your closet
while your items are still in style.
Contact Chloe's Closet at 863-
357-4700 or email chloeishot-
stuff@vahoo.com. Visit Chloe's


Closet (adjacent to Joey's Pizza)
at 109 S.W Park St.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at cagunlar@newszao.com.


IRSC to present free



budgeting/credit seminar


The Indian River State Col-
lege Entrepreneur Development
Institute at IRSC, Economic De
velopment Council of St. Lucie
County, and the Corporate and
Community Training Institute at
IRSC cordially invites all to a free
seminar, "Budgeting & Credit
101." This free seminar, presented
at noon Thursday, Oct. 9 in room
V-110 on the IRSC Main Campus
in Fort Pierce is a "must see" for
every business and entrepreneur!
The Entrepreneur Development
Institute (EDI) will be providing
snacks, beverages and dessert.
In today's economic times,
budgeting and becoming familiar
with understanding credit status
are crucial items everyone needs
to know. This seminar will do just
that. Participants will learn how
to build a better budget and re-
ceive answers to other questions
like: "Why should I budget?"
"What are common obstacles to
getting started on your budget?"
"What are the three main budget


considerations?" and the subject
of "Overcoming budget busters
& staying motivated." Participants
will also learn how you can im-
prove your credit and other help
ful resources for all consumers.
Presenters Laura Hethering
ton, Vice President of Lending
and Stephen L. Johnson, Account
Manager for IBM Southeast Em-
ployees' Federal Credit Union, the
parent company of PGA Credit
Union will share their knowledge
and expertise on the subject of
credit.
Ms. Hetherington has worked
for the credit union for 15 years,
serving in various capacities.
Laura facilitates several seminars
relating to credit management,
credit scores, and identity theft.
Johnson brings 13 years of
credit union experience to the
presentation. Mr. Johnson is able
to bring a unique perspective as a
member, vendor and credit union
professional to his interactions
with all PGA Credit Union Select


Employer Groups.
Seating is limited. To RSVP and
register, go online to www.irsc.
edu/ccti. Go to "TrainingMatrix"
and click on EDI Lunch and Learn
Seminars. For more information
on the EDI or other business solu-
tion and employee training oppor-
tunities, call the IRSC Corporate &
Community Training Institute at
1-888-283-1177.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Owners of Chloe's Closet Susan Barber (left) and Cyndi Guillot (right) opened their new
Ladies Consignment and Accessories Boutique on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 109 S.W. Park St.
(adjacent to Joey's Pizza).


Main Street Mixer benefits


Real Life Children's Ranch


The Sept. 25, the Main Street
Mixer was hosted by Pritchards &
Associates, 1802 South Parrott Av-
enue. With over 70 in attendance
this month's mixer featured re-
freshments, door prizes as well as
a live auction raising $400 to ben-
efit Real Life Children's Ranch,
The Pregnancy Center, Martha's
House and Hospice of Okeecho-
bee. Okeechobee Main Street
would like to thank Lowell &
Marilyn and the entire staff of Prit-
chards and Associates for hosting
such a wonderful mixer. Next
month's Mixer will be hosted by
Annie's Consignment and Mike's
Okeechobee Guns at Annie's
Consignment 808 East North Park
Street on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from
5-7 p.m.


Submitted photo/OKMS
Staff of Pritchards & Associates and Main Street's Maureen
Burroughs and Toni Doyle.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Five Year's Service
Jeanna Lanier, records clerk with the City of Okeechobee
Police Department, was presented a Five year Certificate
of Service by Mayor James kirk. The presentation took
place at the Sept. 16 city council meeting.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

New

directional

signs
At the Sept. 16 Okeecho-
bee City Council meeting
Maureen Burroughs, pres-
ident of Okeechobee Main
Street, displayed one of
the signs her organization
had made. There will be a
sign at each corner of the
intersection of U.S. 441
and S.R. 70 and one at the
lake.


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ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
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Barbara Ellen Bowling
OKEECHOBEE Barbara Ellen
Bowling, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, Sept. 27, 2008, in Raulerson
Hospital. She was 69.
Born Oct. 15, 1938, in Detroit,
Mich., she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 14 years.
She is survived by her father, Ray
Morgan of Port St. Lucie; sons, Doug
Townsend of Howell, Mich., and
Donald Townsend of Arkansas; six
grandchildren and five great-grand
children. In addition she is survived
by companion, Willie York; and
nephew, James Knapik of Alma,
Mich.
The family will be receiving friends
from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and ser-
vices will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen Ceme
tery.
Arrangements by Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory, 110 North
East 5th St., Okeechobee.

Cindy R. Revels, 49
LINDEN Cindy R. Revels, passed
away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, in her
home. She was 49.
She was born in Highlands County
and came to Sumter County from
Okeechobee, 30 years ago. Mrs. Rev-
els was a U.S. Postal Service employ-
ee and a member of the United
Methodist Church of Linden, and the
Order of Eastern Star, Clermont
Chapter.
She is survived by her husband,
Gary Revels of Webster; son, Justin
(Andrea) Revels of Webster; daugh-
ter, Trisha (Johan) Heijkoop of Bush-
nell; parents, Diddy and Wanda
Rucks; sisters, Robin (Chris) Bailey,
and Julie Kotula; brother, Sutton
Rucks, all of Okeechobee; and six
grandchildren, Jozef, Julia, Johanna,
JayLee, Sage, and Riley Jack.
Friends may call from 5:30 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Purcell Funeral
Home in Bushnell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at the Purcell Funeral
Home, with Rev. Daniel Ishee and
Bro. Milton Williams officiating. Buri-
al will follow at the Linden Ceme-
tery, Linden.

Ethel D. LaRue, 97
OKEECHOBEE Ethel D. LaRue,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Sept.
27, 2008, at Raulerson Hospital. She
was 97.
Born April 18,
1911, in New-
town, Pa., to Jo-
seph and Ella
Duerr, she was a
homemaker hav-
ing come to
Okeechobee
from Bucking
ham, Pa., in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her
sister, Eleanor Keller.
Survivors include her husband of
47 years, Walter LaRue; daughter,
Dorothy Ann Tanner (Leonard) of
Ivy Land, Pa.; four grandchildren,
Leonard Tanner Jr., Donald Tanner,
Tim Tanner, and Bonnie Jean Laure
no; several great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; and niece,
Alberta Weber of Fruitland Park.
Services will be held at a later date.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
Arrangements by Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. 2nd St., Okeechobee.

Jack Smith Sr., 90
BRIGHTON Jack Smith Sr., of
Brighton, passed away Sunday, Sept.
28, 2008. He was 90.
Born Feb. 6, 1918, he had been a
lifetime resident of Brighton and was
a member of the 1st Indian Baptist
Church of Brighton.
He was preceded in death by his
loving wife, Leona Micco Smith;
sons, Fred, Richard, and Paul Smith;
sister, Ruby Smith; and two great
grandchildren.
He is survived by sons, Jack Smith
Jr., and Roger (Diane) Smith; four
daughters, Nellie Smith, Oneva
(Buster) Baxley, Linda Tommie, and
Mahala (John) Madrigal; cousin, Jim-
mle Smith of the Hollywood Reserva-
tion; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-
grandchildren; two great great
grandchildren; numerous nieces
and nephews; and all the Brighton
Indian Reservation.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in
the 1st Indian Baptist Church in
Brighton with Rev. Howard Micco
and Rev Wonder Johns officiating.
Interment will follow in the Ortona
Cemetery
Arrangements by Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
St., Okeechobee.






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Sharon G. Stevenson, 56
OKEECHOBEE -Sharon G. Ste
venson, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008,
in Raulerson Hospital. She was 56.
Born April 3,
1952 in England,
she had been a
resident of Okee-
chobee since
1992. She enjoyed
reading her Bible,
barbecuing, and
her cats.
She is survived by her mother, El-
sie Hughey of Okeechobee; sons,
Jennings Lyng, Jesse Lyng, and Levi
Stevenson, all of Okeechobee;
daughters, Daphne Lyng of Kissim-
mee, and Abigail Stevenson of Okee-
chobee; long time companion, Tony
Rodriguez; grandsons, Brandon
Lyng of Okeechobee, and Damon
Lyng of Kissimmee; granddaughters,
Gracie Stevenson, and Olivia Steven-
son, both of Okeechobee; sister,
Bobbie Leitner of Okeechobee;
niece, Jeri of Okeechobee; and a
host of cousins.
The family will be receiving friends
from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, and ser-
vices begin at 11 a.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee, FL.

William Thomas 'Bill'
Weeks, 51
OKEECHOBEE -William Thomas
"Bill" Weeks, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, in his
residence. He was 51.
Born Nov. 16, 1956, in Pahokee, to
James Sr. and Frances Weeks, he
has been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1994 and was employed as a
superintendent in the site develop-
ment industry. He was a member of
the Canal Point Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Frances; and sister, Jackie
McKinstry.
He is survived by his wife of 35
years, Loretta; his father, James Mel-
vin Weeks Sr. of Pahokee; son, Wil-
liam Thomas Weeks II (Kimberly)
of North Ft. Myers; two daughters,
Josie Weeks Elliott (Robert) and
Chelsea Colleen Weeks all of Okee-
chobee. In addition, he is survived
by one brother, James Melvin
Weeks Jr. of Belle Glade and three
sisters, Sandy Maynor (Dennis) of
Port Saint Lucie, Debbie Sigmon of
Port St. Lucie and Cindy Sullivan
(David) of Johnston, S.C.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, in the Buxton Funeral
Home.
Funeral services will be conducted
in the Canal Point Baptist Church on
Wednesday, with Rev. Trevette
Weeks and Pastor Jerry Stone offi-
ciating. Burial will follow at Port
Myaca Cemetery.
In lieu of florowers, memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice
of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FI 34973 or to the Canal
Point Baptist Church.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.
Condolences can be made on the
funeral home website www.buxton-
funeralhome.com.


Community Events

Historical Society Highlands Social
collects info for book Dance Club


Mrs. Betty Williamson, from
the Historical Society is in the
process of writing a book about
Okeechobee Women. She is look-
ing for all of the Speckled Perch
Queens from 1968 to recent.
Please call the Chamber of Com-
merce at 863-763-6464 or Betty
Williamson at 86-763-3850 if you
are able to help. The Queens will
be listed in the book.

Attention Okeechobee
Class of 89
Reunion organizers for the
Class of 89 are currently collect-
ing emails and home addresses
from all classmates. Please send
these to okeechobeeclassof89@
yahoo.com. The next planning
meeting is Sunday, Oct. 5, at 5
p.m. at Beef O'Brady's.

New Date set for
Sour Orange Festival
The date for the Sour Orange
Festival in Lakeport has been
changed from the second Satur
day in February to the second Sat
urday in January. We are looking
for venders and volunteers. The
new date will be Jan. 10. Please
mark the date on your calendar
now and plan to make this a fun
day. At the next meeting on Oct.
7, at 7 p.m. we will begin our
plans for the festival. Please con-
tact us at 863-227-4323 if you can
participate. October 25, will be a
chili supper and fun for the chil
dren beginning at 4 until 7 p.m.
This activity will be at the com-
munity center. More information
next week.

DAR to meet
Saturday, Oct. 4, will be the
first meeting of the year for the
Okeechobee Chapter of the Na-
tional Society Daughters of the
American Revolution. We will
be meeting at Oakview Baptist
Church at 10 a.m. Any visitors or
those women interested in be-
coming members are welcome.
They will be glad to help you
document your American Patriot
if you need any assistance. They
will meet the first Saturday of
each month, October thru May.
We are a non profit, non political,
service organization for women
who can trace their ancestors to
an American Patriot of the Revo-
lutionary War. For more infor-
mation please contact Debbie
Clemons-Okeechobee Chapter
Registrar, 863-763-6987

OHS Meeting
reminder
The OHS Band Booster meet-
ing will be held at 6 p.m. in the
Band Room at Okeechobee High
School on Thursday, Oct. 2. All
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dancing on Friday, Oct. 3, from
7-10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway.
Music will be provided by the
very popular G.I. Joe Big Band.
Free ballroom dance instruc
tion from Walt & Sue is available
at 6:30 p.m. Dance the night away
to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other ball-
room favorites. All Club dances
are open to the public. Appropri
ate dress required. Admission is
$4 for members and $6 for non-
members. For more information
call 863-471-0559.

OHS to present
"Little Women"
The Okeechobee High School
Drama Club will present the play
"Little Women," on Oct. 2, 4, 9
and 11. All performances will be
at 7:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School Auditorium. Tickets
are $4 for students, $8 for adults.
For more information, call 863-
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Cub/Boy Scouts
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Fundraising season is here
again and the local Cub Scouts
and Boy Scouts of America, are
trying to get support. Their annual
Popcorn fundraiser will run every
weekend until Oct. 19. They will
have booths set up at different, lo
cal businesses every Saturday and
Sunday. On top of the weekend
setups, the Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts will always have a flyer
and order form with them to sell
popcorn throughout the week.
So if you cannot make it out to
one of their booths, you can al
ways order it personally from
one of the pack/troop members.
All proceeds from the fundraiser
will go to help pay for their sum-
mer camp expenses, supplies,
badges and just general expenses
for their groups. Parents and vol-
unteers will be with the scouts at
each booth to help sell the pop-
corn and provide information
about the group. They are always
looking for people to join. There
are no sign up deadlines, you
can join at any time during the
year, so if you think that the cub
scouts or boy scouts is something
you are interested in, you can get
information about it while you
get some popcorn! Parents are
welcome to become volunteers.
They would also like to say thank
you to all of the local businesses
who are allowing them to set up
in front of their stores. For more
information on locations or join-
ing, please contact Alison Hud
son, Committee Chair Troop
964, at 863-634-8628.


Real Life Childrens
Ranch yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch
yard sale will be open on Thurs-
days and Fridays, starting Oct. 9.
They will not be open the week
of Thanksgiving or the week of
Christmas.

Church holds
Tribulation House
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
hold a "Tribulation House" Oct.
1-4. On Wednesday and Thursday
the event will be held from 7:30
until 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,
the house will open at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free. This event is
not for younger children. Children
under the age of 12 must be ac-
companied by an adult. For more
information call 863-634-1317.

Children's Ranch to
host benefit event
The First Real Life Children's
Ranch Benefit Barrel Race spon-
sored by Woolems, Inc. will take
place on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 9
a.m. at the Agri-Civic Center. Ex-
hibitions are set to begin at 9 a.m.
with Drill Team events from 11:15
until 11:45 a.m. The Barrel Race
begins at high noon! So bring the
whole family to help raise funds
for the Real Life Children's Ranch.
The Ranch has been providing
safe, family style group homes
for abused, abandoned and ne-
glected children for over 50 years
in Okeechobee. This will be an
annual event with barrel racing,
face painting, bounce house,
concessions and more! For more
information call: Margo Davis at
863-634-8359 or Darlene Mayers
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Treasure Hunters Roadshow in Okeechobee


By Shannon Stott,
Director of Public Relations, the
Treasure Hunters Roadshow
What treasures are stashed
around Okeechobee? We are
about to find out. The Treasure
Hunters Roadshow is on an 18
month national treasure hunt and
will be digging around Okeecho-
bee for five days. During this free
event, locals will have a chance to


talk to world renowned antique
and collectible experts and it's all
free!
The event will be held from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Fri-
day, Oct. 3 and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Holiday
Inn Express in Okeechobee.
Recent finds include a Civil War
cache in an attic, over $1.2 million
worth of silver bars buried on an
Illinois Farm, Confederate money


hidden in the walls of a residence
uncovered during a remodel, a
hand-written letter from Abraham
Lincoln and much more.
What kind of treasures will
be revealed during the trip to
Okeechobee? Start digging now
and be ready to have some fun
and make some money.
Okeechobee is the next stop
on the Treasure Hunters Road-
show nationwide tour. During


this event at the Holiday Inn Ex-
press, treasure hunters are hop-
ing to see such items as coins
and paper currency issued prior
to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage
jewelry, old and modern musical
instruments, war memorabilia,
gold and silver jewelry, costume
jewelry, advertising memorabilia,
swords, knives, daggers, and the
unusual!
Collectors are very serious


about their hobby; so serious that
they will pay a lot of money for the
items they are looking for. Nearly
all coins, vintage jewelry, musical
instruments and toys made prior
to 1965 are highly sought after by
collectors. The Treasure Hunters
Roadshow is a place where any-
one in your community can con-
nect with collectors from around
the globe. Our treasure hunters
make offers based on what our


collectors are willing to pay. Then
when someone decides to sell,
they get paid on the spot and the
treasure hunters send the item to
the collector at their expense.
Gold will also be purchased
during this event. Gold has been
trading at over $800 per ounce, a
25-year high, but prices fluctuate
daily.


Okeechobee teen receives a new arm after gator bite


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Many people can say they won
cash, cars and other prizes on
television shows. An Okeechobee
teen can brag that he got some-
thing even more valuable, more
freedom to accomplish everyday
tasks.
Kasey Edwards, 19, received a
prosthetic arm when he appeared
on the syndicated national televi-
sion program, "The Doctors." The
taped show was played on WPEC
Channel 12 in West Palm Beach
on Thursday. He was flown out to
Los Angeles to tape the show in
early September.
Edwards had lost his left arm
in a 'gator attack over the sum-
mer at Nubbin Slough. He and
some friends had gone out that
night and he decided to swim in
the near 25 foot canal. The al-
ligator attacked Edwards and
tried to drag him under water. He
was able to grab a buoy line and
avoided certain death.
During Thursday's show he
told Dr. Travis Stork what hap
opened during the alligator attack.
"I felt something latch on
to my left hand...it totally sub


merged me under the water five
times.. I hung onto the buoy, and
that saved me," he noted.
He compared the 'gator at-
tack to a pair of needle nose pli-
ers clamping into you. He said he
didn't want to look at it because
he would have gone into shock
and probably drowned right
there.
He noted another alligator
came near him during the assault
but he was able to swim away.
"He figured he was big enough
to take on the challenge and get a
meal," he stated.
Edwards said his friends had
bet him $30 to swim across the
canal. On Thursday he was given,
free of charge, a limb that would
cost about $160,000.
Edwards has dealt with the or
deal as well as possible. He had
aspirations of being in the army,
or being a professional welder.
Before he received the prosthetic,
he didn't quite know what his life
would bring.
"Its been a pretty big struggle,
but there is a light at the end of
the tunnel. Perseverance is a
good thing. You can be depressed
or make the best of the rest of
your life with the cards you were


dealt," he said.
The show revolves around four
doctors that discuss current medi-
cal issues in front of a large studio
audience. Producers of the show
contacted Edwards a few days af-
ter he appeared on the NBC Today
show. He said he never imagined
he would get the prosthetic arm
when he appeared on the show.
An Iraqi war veteran, only
known as Juan, appeared on the
show and displayed his i-LIMB.
Kasey was instantly fascinated by
the arm. Juan demonstrated the
opening of a can, and other daily
tasks. Later the doctors told Kasey
that another arm was waiting for
him.
The prosthetic is known as
the i-LIMB. It is manufactured by
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Incorporated in Maryland. They


got together with the Inner Will
Foundation to provide the funds
for Kasey's arm.
The Company web site claims
the i LIMB hand is the only up
per-limb prosthetic device that
imitates the true movement and
accuracy of the human hand. It
has five independently powered
digits which give the fingers a life
like action. The fingers can bend
at each joint and open and close
around objects.
The company website www.
hanger.com states the prosthetic
actually relies on the good limb.
Electrical signals in the muscles of
the patient's residual limb control
the movement of his new hand.
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placed against the user's skin,
one on top of the forearm and the
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8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Extension Service: How does your garden grow?


The local County Extension
office has been asked by local
newspapers to try out a question/
answer column. So, here goes:
Garden Predators
Hi, I am pretty new to the
area and would like to start a
garden but have a problem with
a raccoons. Also there are many
birds. How could I keep them
out of the garden? Jackie
Garden predators are a grow-
ing concern. There are no sure-
fire ways to prevent this from oc
curring, but our best gardening
minds offered these suggestions
may work. Try using roll fence
screening that is 4-6 foot tall.
Stake it up with wooden tomato
stakes so the top edge is too loose
for critters to get over. Dig fencing
down a foot into the soil to dis-
courage the smaller ground feed
ing critters like rabbits. Remove
any hiding places nearby your
garden that give wildlife a place
to hide. Hot pepper sprays will
discourage some wildlife from
eating your product, but remem-
ber to wash it off before eating.
Using a plastic open mesh netting
over the garden plants will often
discourage birds from landing on
the plants and reducing damage
from flying garden foes.
Live trapping may work, but

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permission to release the varmint
on someone's private ground is
required, otherwise you will have
to destroy them yourself. Permits
to release wildlife on pubic lands
are not going to be issued. Fire
arms are not allowed near other
buildings, but a large hungry dog
that can be fenced in your area
may challenge these uninvited
guests. You may have to resort to
planting a larger amount of seed
or plants and sharing your pro-
duce with garden guests if none
of these tricks work.
Sticky seeds
My lawn is infested with sand-
spurs. What can I spray to get rid
of them? -Bob
Sand spurs or sand burs are
the spiny seed of annual turfgrass
weeds. This is the time of year
that these one-year old grasses
produce these offending features
that help them spread to other
areas. They fall to the ground and
get buried in the soil, and will
begin to germinate next spring
when the cycle continues. There
are two good ways to reduce the
number of encounters with these
prickly problems.
First, be sure you are main-
taining your turfgrass correctly;
that means follow the three good
rules for grass. (1) Don't mow
grass any shorter than 3-4 inches.
(2) Fertilize correctly, twice a
year, with a slow-release granu-
lar fertilizer with no phosphorus
in it. (3) Water correctly: no more
than half inch a week of either
rain or sprinklers. These steps
will encourage a vigorous turf
that will crowd out the weeds.
If good grass rules don't do it,
its time for stronger "medicine"
in the form of weed killers. Prod-
ucts like glyphosate (e.g. Round-
up T) will not prevent seeds from
forming in the fall. Instead, plant
to apply a pre-emergent herbi-
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An early fall for
Pecan trees
I have a pecan tree here by
my house in Buckhead Ridge. I
never saw these worms before,
they have taken all the leaves off
my tree, and their poop is rain
ing down on my sidewalk and
roof What can I do to kill these
creepy crawlies and save my
tree? -Wendy
It took some detective work,
but I stumbled onto a caterpillar
that you were able to confirm is
the offending tree pest: the Wal
nut Caterpillar Moth, Datana in-
tegerrima. The tan colored adult
moth lays clusters of small white
eggs on the leaves of pecans,
walnuts and hickories through-
out the eastern U.S. They begin
to slowly consume the leaves of
these favored trees, and ignore
other species in the landscape.
As they get larger they turn in
color from green to red-brown
to black with long airs. Clumps
or colonies of the red-brown
phase caterpillars can be seen
on the trunks of trees. They fall
to the ground, and change into
the moths.
Although there are many in
sects that will consume these cat-
erpillars, (and mice are known
to eat the pupa on the ground),
occasionally the numbers can be
large enough to remove so many
leaves that they are noticed. If the


small egg masses or clusters of
caterpillars are seen, cut off the
infested branches and destroy the
young worms to reduce damage.
Bt insecticides that kill all kinds
of caterpillars are a good choice
if applied before they reach ma-
turity (the black stage). But when
numbers are too high or when
the larvae are too mature, using a
chemical insecticide before they
pupate will knock them down
and break the life cycle. Please
call us for specific insecticide rec-
ommendations.
Send us your favorite garden
question by fax at 863-763-5901,
email to okeenews@newszap.
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Okeechobee News office at
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D,
Okeechobee, 34974. The Uni-
versity of Florida -- Okeechobee
County Extension office will pick
out three questions that would
be of greatest interest to local res-
idents and publish brief answers
in the Okeechobee News.
The questions for this week
are REAL questions that have
been brought in to the Extension
Office in the past few days. To
continue the column, we need
YOUR questions by Wednesday
at 5 p.m. Be sure to include your
name and phone or e-mail address
in case we need more informa-
tion (We can publish a question
as anonymous if you wish).
Clear photographs (digital
preferred) may also be submit-
ted, but they might not be able
to be returned. Do not drop by
actual plant specimens (unless it
is a prize tomato for our salad or
a beautiful flower for our office!)
We reserve the right to edit all
questions for space. The answers
will be placed on the Okeecho-
bee Extension website the week
after they appear in print; they
will include links to additional
references.
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Submitted photo/Pam Peppers
OHS Celebrity servers
The Okeechobee High School Blazin' Brahman bands Color Guard held a Celebrity Server
fundraiser for equipment at Golden Corral. Some of the servers included Christen Bernhardt,
Stephanie Williams, Amanda Jansen, Amy Rivero, Christy Murphy, Laura Saucedo, Taylor
Davis, Brittany Martin, Mrs. Conrad, Josie Wallace, Sarah Maixner, and Emma Marshall.

FCAT Science publication available


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Education has
announced the release of FCAT
Science Lessons Learned: 2003
2006 Data Analyses and Instruc-
tional Implications. The publi-
cation provides educators with
detailed trend analyses of student
performance on FCAT Science in
Grades 5, 8, and 11. It includes
summaries, observations, and
statistical trends that provide a
comprehensive study of student
performance by grade.
"The Lessons Learned public
cations provide educators with a
wealth of knowledge about the
past performance of students in
a variety of subjects," said Edu-
cation Commissioner Dr. Eric J.


Smith. "This volume of the pub-
lication focuses specifically on
science achievement, and offers
valuable insight for improving
classroom education in this criti-
cal subject area."
In 2007, the Department con
vened a task force of science cur-
riculum supervisors and special-
ists, resource teachers, school
administrators, and Florida edu-
cators to examine and review stu
dent performance in the subject
of science. The task force used
these insights to draft observa
tions and instructional implica-
tions to improve science instruc-
tion in the classroom.
This is the fourth volume in the
Department's Lessons Learned


series. In 2007, the Department
published two volumes that ana-
lyzed reading and mathematics
data for 2001 2005. The first pub
location was released in 2002 and
contained data results in reading
and mathematics from 1998-2000
and writing from 1993 2000. The
next volume in the set will be
FCAT Writing Lessons Learned.
Printed copies of FCAT Science
Lessons Learned will be shipped
in early November 2008, to ev-
ery district across the state for
teacher use. To view the public
tion, visit http://fcat.fldoe.org/les-
sonslearned.asp; for more infor-
mation on the FCAT, please visit
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Submitted photo/YMS
Students of the Week
Yearling Middle School students of the week are Jaide Micco, Karina Romero, Mrs.
Markham, Mr. Brewer, Cassidy Skerrett, Ashton Clark, McKenzie Fountain, Mr. Tedders,
Terry Williams and Analilia Serrano.

Floridians can deduct sales & property taxes


Senator Mel Martinez (R FL)
announced on Wednesday, Sept.
24, that the U.S. Senate has ex-
tended the ability of Floridians
to deduct sales tax and property
tax from their federal income tax
returns.
"This is about making sure
Floridians receive the deduc-
tions they're entitled to. Florida's
families shouldn't be penalized
because our state has a different
revenue structure," said Sen. Mar-
tinez. "The sales tax exemption
allows Floridians to deduct the
sales tax they pay from their fed-
eral income tax. The property tax
exemption allows non-itemizers
to deduct property tax just like
itemizers can currently."
The exemption extensions are
good for the tax years 2008 and
2009. Senator Martinez encour
aged his colleagues to make the


exemptions permanent.
The Senate approved the ex
tensions as part of the Tax Ex-
tenders bill. The measure also in-
cludes the Alternative Minimum
Tax (AMT) fix an adjustment to
the tax code that protects 20 mil-
lion Americans from seeing their
taxes rise by an average $2,000.


The Senate also provided an
estimated $17 billion in incentives
to develop renewable energy re
sources such as wind, solar, and
biomass.
Included are credits for ho-
meowners buying solar heating
equipment and for those who
purchase electric vehicles.


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Wall Street news can be confusing


Submitted photo/Eric Hall
Computech
On Sept. 17, Okeechobee's local information technology
company, Comptech and Microsoft hosted a Demo Tech
Event at Indian River State College. Students at the col-
lege received one on one demonstrations of Windows Vis-
ta, Windows Home Server, Zune and the new Blackberries.
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Contributed by First
Bank and Trust of
Indiantown
Much information has been
swirling around the media sur
rounding the financial crisis and
the government bailout plan.
We know that it can sometimes
be difficult to tell the difference
between what is happening with
big Wall Street investment banks
such as Goldman Sachs and Le-
hman Brothers and an FDIC in
sured community bank like First
Bank and Trust of Indiantown.
There are important differences.
Investment banks operate dif-
ferently from commercial banks
and thrift institutions.
Their primary purpose is to
facilitate the sale of stocks and
bonds.
These Wall Street firms operate
as advisers and agents for compa-
nies that want to raise capital, of-
ten by issuing more stock or other
securities.
Commercial banks and thrift
institutions take deposits for
checking and savings accounts
from consumers and businesses.
These deposits are insured by the


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count and up to $250,000 fo
tirement accounts.
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to consumers and companies
autos, homes, business eq
ment, etc.
Most recently the U.S.
sury Department announce
unprecedented, voluntary
year guaranty program insu
U.S. money market funds to
losses resulting from global fi
cial market turmoil.
Additionally we felt th
is important for consumer
understand the key differe
between their money market
posit account and a money
ket mutual fund.
A money market mutual
is a short-term mutual fund
invests in government se
ties, certificates of deposit, a
backed commercial paper
other highly liquid securities.
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shares to investors and earn ii
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ring insured by the Federal Deposit open t
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nan up to $100,000 per depositor per have a
insured bank and up to $250,000 your "
at it for some retirement accounts. submit
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capitalized" the highest
nation possible the pos-
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ou have additional ques-
please contact First Bank
ust of Indiantown at: 863
80, on the web at www.
m, or stop by one of our
unity locations in Okeecho-
diantown, Palm City and
irt.
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Children's Items 555
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Computer/Video 580
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Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new $850
firm (863)763-3932
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Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553




MOBILE HOME A/C Unit -
2 1/2 ton, $275 Call
863-467-4253


ROSEVILLE POTTERY $1000
or will sell separate
(863)467-6984 NO dealers


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dryer like new. Pick up in Al-
va $100 (760)702-2652
FREEZER Kenmore 5 Sq Ft
Chest Type Like New $125.
(863)467-0734
FREEZER, WHIRLPOOL -
Chest, like new, $100 Call
863-612-6575
GAS RANGE like new, $100
(863)234-8203


MAYTAG, 22.1 cu t, ice &
water disp. Frost free freezer,
Exc condition $200.
863-675-4822 LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, asking $100
(863)234-8203
REFRIGERATOR good condi-
tion, asking $75
(863)697-0845
STOVE 40", 5 burner, gas,
with dbl oven convection
oven, Kenmore, $500.
(772)463-5760/341-1460
STOVE GE electric, white in
very good condition. $125.
(863)517-0244
WASHER Top loading Looks
brand new Works perfect
$50. (863)517-0846
WASHERD/RYER Maytag
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$450 neg (863)675-6904
WHIRLPOOL REFRIG. In Cle-
wiston 25cu ft Cools but not
cold needs minor work 2yrs
old $225. (863)599-0809



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


TANNING BED Wolfe, older
model, needs new bulbs &
bottom plexiglass, $500 or
best offer (863)467-2844


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new $30
(863)946-3822


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


Roadmaster,
$50 Call


Beautiful Steel Buildings
Utility, ndustnal, Commercial
Discounted, Can Erect
Local Consultant
wwnw sc-apm corn
Source#15M
Phone: 561-644-3056
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
fles to choose from. Quick
turnaround Delivery
available (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
oastSupp y.com.
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1 5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


BERBER CARPET blue, ap-
prox 9x2, good condition,



BABY ITEMS Crb, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
secunty gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
LIONEL TRAIN W/TRACK -
ages 1 4, Asking $100
(863)763-6747


DRESS SKIRTS 5, excellent
condition, size 8-10, $25 for
all Call 863-763-9410


DISH COLLECTION Avon
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $250 (863)674-0502
(LaBele Area)


CELL PHONE Cingular Nokia
3120 w/Box, Booklet, Sim
Card, Car & Home Charger
$50 (772)461-8822


KILN, great condition
$150 863-517-1925 LaBelle
QUILTERS DREAM Every-
thing you need for quilting
call for more information
$3500 (863)763-4493



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



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


BRAND NEW Beautiful Sleep-
er Sofa, Linen fabric Tan and
blue pin stripes $500/or
best offer (863)357-5773
BRAND NEW Beautiful Wing
Back Chairs (2)silk
tan/cream stripe SET $300
(863)357-5773
COMPUTER DESK glass top
& keyboard pull out shelf,
black & grey $70
(863)763-7807
COUCH Brand new, $300 or
best offer, cost $800 new
you pick up (239)867-4660
DESK cherry, with right hand
L & hutch, pd $1700, sell
for $500. 863-227-1742
DINING ROOM Set Natural
Rattan, table w/glass, 6
chairs, matching hutch,
$475. Call 863-634-5236
DINING ROOM Set(7pc solid
oak) Table w/pedestal and
6 chairs. $300/or best offer,
(863)234-0067
DRESSER & Dressing Table
w/mirros Wood dresser
and dressing table with
mirrors refinished with dark
walnut stain and new pulls.
Will sell separately $600.
(863)467-0094
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle area)
JAMESON VITA PEDIC CLAS-
SIC TWIN MATT & BOX-
SPRING with headboard,
$100 (863)467-8483
LANAI CHAIR & END TABLE -
$30 for both In good condi-
tion (863)357-4195
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers, pick up only
$150 (561)261-1475
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
full sz, used n spare bed-
room, frame included, $100
(863)357-0709
SOFA & LOVESEAT Comfort
Convertible Serta sleeper w/
full size matt, Must see 1
$300 (863)467-8483
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875
RECLINER Burgundy, good
condition, $35. Call
863-214-3850
WINE CABINET /Refigerator -
Brand new, Cost $750 ask-
ing $350 (239)867-4660
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
ing $35 (863)214-3850
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Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.







1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer Holds up to
4 Great Condition $25
(863)634-6601
RIFLE Remington, Game
Master 760, 30-06. Sell for
$350, possible trade for pis-
tol (772)461-8822
RUGER P90 45 ACFP $400
(863)674-0613



AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784
TOTAL GYM from Sports Au-
thority Paid $250, exc
shape, $100. Call
863-763-0141 after pm



HOT WATER Heater, Rheem,
low profile, 20 gallons, new,
perfect for camping, $125.
Call 863-612-9233



PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors w/4 white,
wicker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640
PATIO SET 7pc, Martha
Stewart, 2 glass top tbls, 4
padded chrs & couch, good
cond $100 (863)467-1539


HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
-$500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger Used very little
Pd $5000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electnc, $500. Call
863-532-1325


22" Chrome Rims with 305
Komuo tires, 6 lug, only
5,000 miles, $1300
(863)288-7310 Ask for Terry
AB LOUNGE Ab Lounge in
excellent condition Used
maybe 5 times $50
(863)357-6315
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303


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*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
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tance. Computer avaiabe.
Financial Aid if qualified Call
(8661858-2121, wwwCen-
turaOnlne.com.
BIRD KNICK knacks large
collection, $25 Call
863-484-0239
DOCTOR'S SCALE, $50 Call
(863)763-4920 before 9 pm
FUEL TANK 53 gallon, I-
shaped, with electnc pump,
$250 (863)634-4758
KEGERATOR Kegertor with
keg.Works well. $125/or
best offer (863)634-0018
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08
REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
(863)763-2692
ROLLING SHED/TRAILER 6'
x 10', Metal roof., walls.
Gd. for Garden Tractors. Can
Use $800 (863)467-6472
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700 Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)
SMOKER GRILL on trailer.
Asking $1200 or best offer
(863)763-2195
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & sun
room Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
Twin head/footboard w/ frame,
microwave cart, card table
& 4 chairs, wardrobe cabinet
$90 will sep (863)763-4920




FENDER PRINCETON guitar
amp with effects, like new,
$200 Call (863)763-1878
French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R 100 watts,
Excellent condition w/cover
$225 (863)763-8667
TELECASTER replacement
neck like new, $60 Call
863-763-1878




TYPEWRITER like brand new
$25 (863)763-8790



2 FEMALE Pit Bulls I recent-
ly adopted these beauties
for $200 each and we love
them so much. But my fe-
male dog is increasing
growing jealous and getting
violent with them. I'm
afraid to leave them alone
and always have to separ-
ate them. They are both
very rare colors. One is 9
months the other is 6
months. I'm only asking for
what I paid for them. They
must stay together! New
owner MUST agree to vet
check and reference check.
I will keep them as long as
it takes to find someone
who will keep them inside
as they are accustomed
and love them dearly. They
adore children and cannot
live without cuddles and
hugs. Super affectionate
and gentle. They have to
be fixed as I will not sell
them to a breeder! $400.
(863)673-0496
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 slots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
(863)610-0985
DOG BOX with double swing
door Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25 Call Rob at
772-577-0283 (Okeecho-
bee)



AERATOR SYSTEM Salt wa-
ter system, $600. Call
863-612-6575



BIG DISH sat rec-dsr922
comp system $1200/or best
offer (772)807-0644
(772)878-8321




SEWING MACHINE Brothers
never used much, $50
(863)763-8790



GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200 Call
863-674-0579
GUN SHOW, OCTOBER 4-5.
SAT 9-5 & SUN 10-5 AT-
LANTA, GA ATLANTA EXPO
CENTER (3650 JONESBO-
RO RD), EXIT # 239 OFF
1-75 OVER 1200 TABLES!
BUY-SELL-TRADE INFO
(563)927-8176 NATIONAL
ARMS SHOW.
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer. (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026
TRAMPOLINE with safety
nets, $50 (863)357-2891
leave message




BOSE CINEMATE Digital Home
Theater Speaker System
NEW in box $425
(863)763-2692


SONY 65" TV- twin picture -
works perfect $800
(863)983-8572
TELEVISION Color TV, JVC,
29 5" X 26", GREAT CONDI-
TION $100, (863)675-2235



GENERATOR 16KW w/ Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt Only used
twice $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Pramac, 7500
hp, used only 8hrs, paid
$1300 sell for $800
(863)763-3451



AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer.
(863)634-0018
HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
Regular Adult size. Great
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
-asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300 or best of-
fer (863)634-0018



SEEKING TO PURCHASE:
Established Lawn Business
or Lawn Accounts near
Okeechobee (954)793-3203


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





FORD TRACTOR ENGINE -
2000 series, gas engine re-
built, $500 (239)657-5271



CRACKER MARE very gentle,
needs finishing, 7 years,
13.5 hands $500.
(863)634-1436
HILASON TREELESS SADDLE
16'-18" roughout seat,
new, paid $400, Sell for
$200 (772)263-1178
HORSE FOR SALE $500
(863)675-2992
QUARTER HORSES 1 with
foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate Call
863-674-1234




DISC for a tractor, $300 Call
239-321-9599 from
6pm-7:30pm
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diese w/3p1 photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837
TILLER- Snapper, 4 blade,
$40 (863)357-2891 leave
message
WEEDEATER $10. Call
863-763-4220


Rentals




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




BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
Efficiency For Rent- Single
Occupancy, Utilities includ-
ed, $500 mo. Call for Details
(863)467-0461
Lg. 2BR- Close to town, A/C,
clean, $850 + sec., wa-
ter/sewer included Call Vikki
561 255-4377 or Kelly
(863 697-1339
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba,
South West section, between
Central Elem & First Baptist
Church. (863)634-7144
Taylor Creek Condo-
BR/1BA, furnished, boat
dockage, pool & water in-
cluded, completely remod-
eled, totally new kitchen &
bath, $800 month + 1
month security No pets, Call
(305)522-5024
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities No pets Call
561-329-8205


KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, etc. Nice! $950 mo. +
sec Includes water, electric,
cable 863-697-6428
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance
(954)290-0861
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail Immediatelyi Fully
furnished New carpet Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock 1BA 1 BR
$685 + electric. Annual
lease. 215-359-7779



BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo rent
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year
3429 NW 40th Dr., Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2br
house, furn., all until, beautiful
front screen porch w/hot tub.
$1200 (863)634-5236
DIXIE RANCH 2BR/1BA CBS
Home. Furnished. All appli-
ances. Call (863)357-6700
between 9am-5pm
Moore Haven completely
remodeled, 3BR/2BA, w/
kitchen appl's & w/d &
12x20 storage shed, on 1/3
acre Call 863-946-0505
or 863-983-8787
*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
OKECHOBEE 3BR/1BA Du-
plex, W/D hookup, central
a/c & heat. $690 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)763-4414
OKEECHOBEE 2/1 House at
310 NE 4th Ave., $750 mo.,
2/2 Townhouse, Oak Lake
Vllas, Unit 17, $875 mo.,
1st, last & $500 sec on both
req'd (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage C/Air 1st, last &
sec 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE EST- 3/1,
$850/mo, $400 sec dep
(863)634-7687
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
1br, 1ba, fully furn. W&D,
Elec & satellite, HBO incld
$600/mo (863)467-1950
SW Section- CBS, 3BR/1BA,
Close to Wal-Mart, 2200 SW
3rd Ave, $875 mo, $2000
moves in (863)634-0512
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860



SPACIOUS COUNTRY HOME-
female preferred to share
rent & utilities, 3br home
$650/mo. + 1st & last mo
rent. Ref's req.
(863)634-0969


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses- Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CBS HOME 3 BR, 2 BA, In-
cludes all appliances & shed.
Asking $145,000
(863)610-7787



-BASSWOOD LOTS (2)-
Package deal $35k firm for
both, One high and dry on
North side of 281h, 125x125,
one Ig. corner lot on 33rd,
125x90. (863)697-9830




35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
(866)696-5263 x4576.
Lakefront living at its finest
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE
*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't
& Bank Reposi Little $
Down' Call Now'
(800)861-5890
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available1 Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
(866550-5263, Ask About
Mini action!


South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie never Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt Priced below
market Call Now
803)826-6033 (Brokers
protected .
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront My
neighbor paid $389,900 I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain $229,900
Call (888)306-4734


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots 2C
Mobile Home Parts 20
Mobile Homes Rent 20
Mobile Homes Sale 20





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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2br, 2ba,
furnished or unfurnished
Move in for $750 mo w/ref's
(863)824-0981 1stmo free!
FT. DRUM 1st time rental,
beautiful D/W on Sac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1000
dep $700 mo (772)464-9226
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA, all
utll, $600 mo. 863-763-2098
or (863)610-1092
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Cean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
772)215-0010
KIB'S FISH CAMP
NEW 3/2 DWMH A/C, W/D,
w/ 10 acres, in Four Sea-
sons, F/LS, $1,150/mo.
(863)610-1171
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 florida room, includes
water & eec $800 month
(863)357-4164 til 5pm &
leave message or
(863)610-9465 after 5pm
and weekends




ADULT PARK In Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
GREAT SHAPE!
2002- 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
(863)983-8106
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
(863)983-8106


Recreation



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




BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp Mere, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1700 (561)573-3499
FIBERGLASS ROW BOAT -
9/2', 6hp Evinrude mtr, &
trailer, $800 (772)463-5760
or (772)341-1460
IRWIN 37' center cockpit Sail-
boat, needs work, but a steal
at $5,000 Call
239-823-2587
MORGAN 24 cc fishing boat,
new Seacocks/fresh bottom,
Inbrd diesel needs rebuild,
$4,500 239-823-2587
PONTOON BOAT 20', in wa-
ter, no trailer, $300 or best
offer. Call 863-610-0734
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg (863)610-0521
TRACKER 2005 14ft jon boat
401b thrust Minn Kota
$650/or best offer
(863)801-4307



COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869



FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493




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


PONTOON TOP White, Alu-
minum, 90"x8', 4 struts
$250 (561)445-0255



CLASSIC ANTIQUE Honda
Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $1,250
(863) 763-8642
Sky Team 90- great condition,
street legal, up to 80 mph,
$300 (863)801-6379
Okeechobee
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
SUZUKI GZ250 '06 2300
miles, 80 mpg, exc cond.,
must see!, $2400
(423)667-5972 Okeechobee



HONDA 450 R '04 needs a
starter $2000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
SCOOTER 2004 Geely, 49.9
cc. Under 400 mls. Great
cond $1300 new, Asking
$1000 neg (863)467-4551
SUZUKI 80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200 Call
863-634-7021
SWAMP BUGGY, 1974 runs
great, with trailer,
3,000/neg. 954-336-9677


Automobiles




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




ACURA LEGEND GS '91 au-
to, sunroof, $1500
(863)675-4602
CADALLIAC, 1994 Perfect'
No rips, tears or rust! Every-
thing works, $900. Call
863-763-8642
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS EXCELLENTCOLD
A/C, NEEDS NOTHING
$2500 (863)673-4851
Dodge Ram 1500SLT- 02', 4
door, burgundy, leather,
PW/PL, CD player, tint
$4995 (863)697-2724 Okee
Dodge Ram 350- 91', Diesel,
4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Five Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300. (863)447-5410
FORD ESCORT, '98 black,
good cond., $1500.
(863)484-0239
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD TOPAZ 1994 White 4
door, a/c, under 60,000 mi
$900/or best offer
(863)467-7896
Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5
speed, AC, black, sun roof,
$2500 neg (863)697-9005
or (863)532-0189
HYUNDAI ELANTRA, '00 5
spd, cold air, good gas
mileage, $1600 or best offer
(863)261-2486
LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE
SERIES '86 78K, excellent
condition, many extras,
$2800 neg (321)225-0324
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993 -
Good condition. $500
(863)612-6435
MAZDA PROTEGE '01 clean,
runs good, 90K, $4000
(863)634-0758
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, new tires, runs great,
$1500. (863)634-3038
RED SATURN SC1 '98 great
running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, cold
AC, over 38 mpg, asking
$2400 (863)447-0837
Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,
New tires/battery, ex cond
$3850 neg (863)357-0224



CHEVY K20 1975- SWB fits
8in superlift 40 in super
swampers dual exaust da-
na60 1ton running gear
ebelbrock carb & intake
$4000/or best offer.
(334)432-0222
SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 3/4
ton. $500 (561)307-7926 In
Okeechobee



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

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198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee
BIG BLOCK CHEY 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400
DODGE DUALLY, 1995 Cum-
mings diesel, you can hear
run, $1500 Call
863-467-9336
FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4
speed, runs good, $400 or
best offer (239)657-5271
FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For
parts, $500. Call
863-254-7292
FORD F600 '86 Chassis on-
ly, runs good, $1000
(863)763-1370
GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor
needs cam shaft, good tran
& rear, $1200. Call
863-467-9336
RIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther
Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires.
Mounted& balanced Mint
cond $1500 863-532-1886
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
SMALL BLOCK CHEW- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400
VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts,
$750, Call 863-254-7292

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attic, lament am/or
garage? Adverse yur
yard sale i the dassl-
neds and make your
lea Us a bIeezel


FORD 150 Ext. Cab 1999 -
Runs perfect $3995
(863)634-0512
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive $1600 (863)675-4759
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6
$3500/firm (863)634-3971
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
clean good truck, 4-wd, a/c,
5-spd, V-6 $3500
(863)634-3971



FORD EXPLORER, 1995 -
Good working condition,
$1,500/best offer Call
561-692-2170 or 983-7673
FORD EXPLORER Sport, 1993
Runs good, a/c, 5 spd, V6,
$1,200 Call 863-675-1855
HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
1o runs good $1200/or best
offer (863)467-8184
ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497



2006 16 foot aluminum Feath-
eriite enclosed trailer -
Stored in shelter, excellent
condition $6950
(863)763-5986
CAR DOLLY Reconditioned,
New rimns & tires New fen-
ders, new lights & straps
$675 neg. (863)697-9704
DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide, 1oft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303
FLATBED TRAILER 18'
Gooseneck, 2 axle (one
new), new brakes. Lights.
$2600 neg. (863)697-9704
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond $750/or best offer
(863)467-7415
UTIL/STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed good cond dual
axle new tires $800/neg
(863)484-0833



FORD CONVERSION, 1999 -
Loaded, low mileage, new
battery & tires, very clean,
must see, $9,500 Call
863-763-2396
PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good
paint/tires needs some en-
gine work. $500/or best of-
fer (863)599-0809


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
A ublc auction wll be held at BMJ Tow-
ing Inc Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 17th day of October 2008
from 1000-1100 AM Pursuant to
Florida statute 713 78 for unpaid tow-
in and storage Year Make, Model &
Vin's as follows
2005 Srver Jeep Grand Cherokee
1 J4GS4K95C675674
2002 Blue Kla Spectra
KNAFB121125118304
1995 Green Ford F150
IFTEF15YXSLA69403
1999 White Ford Ranger
1FTYR10C6XPB0l89
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the eight of hna bid All sales are hnal
No refunds will be made Said automo-
biles will be sold in 'AS IS" with no
guarantees
293254 ON 10/1/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2001-CA-419
NATIONAL CITY BANK
Plantiff
vs
JASON ANDERSON A/KA JASON MAT-
THEW ANDERSON, BELINDA ANDER-
SON, UNKNOWN TENANT I,
UNKNOWN TENANT II, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC, AS NOMINEE OR FIRST
FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL
CITY BANK OF INDIANA, BASSWOOD
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC,
AN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED
CORPORATION, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credors,
and other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above-named
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO JASON ANDERSON /K/A
JASON MATTHEW ANDERSON
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE FL 34972
BELINDA ANDERSON
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
UNKNOWN TENANT I
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
UNKNOWN TENANT II
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL34972
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs devises grant-
ees, creditors and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if decreased or
whose last known addresses are un-
known
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose Mortgage covenng
the following real and personal proper-
y descnbed as follows, to-wit
Lot 28, Block 53, BASSWOOD, UNIT
NO. 5, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, any, to it on Enn
Amate Zebell, Butler & Hosch, PA,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Onando, Forida 32812 and fle the
onginal wih he Cloer of the above-
styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judg-
ment may he entered against you tor
the relief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 24th day of Sept, 2008
In accordance wth the Amercans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration uno later than sev-
en (7) days prior to proceeding 250
NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Lucie,
Florida 34986, 1-772-807-4370 whin
two working days of you receipt of this
NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771 IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
293308 ON 10/1,8/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-0e03o4
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAB-
INGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS
JAMES W MISCH, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO JAMES W MISCH AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES W. MISCH whose
residence is unknown if he/shethey be
hIng, and i he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who maybe
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lenors, creditors, tustees
and al padres claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen
dants who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all padres having or
claiming to have any night, title or in
terest in Me property described in he
mortgage being foreclosed herein
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED tha an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property
LOT 20, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SEC-
TION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 59 59A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNT, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH NOVA MOBILE
HOME VIN #EF3244A
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of yourwnit
ten defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J
STERN, ESO Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Is
land Road #400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920, no later that 30 days
from the date of the firspublicahon of
this notice of action and ile e onti-
nal with he clerk of this court ether
before service on Plaintiff attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
pebtion filed herein
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
this 18th day of Sept,2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BYS//Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE
400
PLANTATION, FL 33324 3920
08-71082 INCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance wihthe Americans With
Disabilities Act person needing a spe-
cial accommodation to pacipate in
this proceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than seven
dayspnor to he proceeding or call
1-772-870-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
monsrotice to Appear Ifyou are
heanng impaired call 1-800-95-8771
If you are voice impaired call
1 800 955 8770, via Florida Relay
Service
292655 ON 9/24,10/1/08

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
COMPLAINT
On September 4 and 18 2008 in
Okeechobee, Florida the Okeechobee
County Sher's Ofice seized and hold
one Gold 2004 Chevy Tahoe, VIN #
1GNEC13V34J21571 Florida tag no
0041YB and Forty fve thousand three
hundred fty five dollars and no cents
($45,355 00) n United States Curren-
cy A Complant has been filed in the
Circud Court in Okeechobee County,
Flonda
Detective Kristin Gray
Okeechobee County Shenff's Office
(186363)63-9231
293694 ON 10/1 8/2008

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ieds.

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deer? PIck up some
mxtra Ibcks when you
sell your used iems in
the classfelds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
Case No 200B-CA-266
PATRICIA KRAMER
Plaintiff
vs
WILLIAM S. GARRISON and GLORIA
GARRISON, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT
AND RIDING CLUB, INC. and any un-
known tenants in possession,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Forecosure dated
September 18, 2008, and entered in
Cast No 2008-CA-266, of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Crcut in and
for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
where PATRICIA KRAMER, is the
Plainff and WILLIAM S GARRISON,
GLORIA GARRISON, and INDIAN
HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB,
INC AND ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION are Defendants, I wll
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, AT 11 00 a m on e 12th day
of November, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said i-
nal Judgment, to wit
Lot 133, Indian Hammock Hunt A
Riding Club, According to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 25 th 0 ugh 69, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida
Parcl ID:
1-04-34-35-0010-00000-1330
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Dated the 1st day of October 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circut Court
By Deputy Clerk
In accordance wi the Americans with
Disabiles Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who because of their
disabilties need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administraon
no later tan seven days prior to the
proceeding at 1-772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heanng impaired)
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
293843 ON 10/1,808

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO, 08-CA-65
US BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CSMC AS-
SET BACKED TRUST 2007 N1 OSI,
CSMC ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007 NC OSI,
Plaintiff
vs
LOvIS L WILLIAMS, LYDIA JEAN WMi
LIAMS, AND ALL KNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY T ROUGH UNDER
AND AGAINST TH HEREIN NAME
INDIVIDUAL DEFEN ANTS) WHO AR
NOT KNOWN TO B DEAD OR ALVY
WHETHER SAID U .KNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM IN INT REST AS SPOU
ES, HEIRS, DEVISE S, GRANTEES, 0
OTHER CLAIMANT UNKNOWN TEN
ANT #1 IN POS SESSION OF TH
SUBJECT PROP ,TY, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, IN PCSESSION OF TH
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Fina Judgment of Foreclosure dated May
20 2008 and Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated ugust 20 2008 and
entered i Case No 08-CA-65, IN THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA US BANK
NA AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGIS-
TERED HOLDERS OF SCMC ASSET
BACKED TRUST 2007-NC1 OSI, SMC
ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 2007 NGI OSI is
Plantiff and LOVIS L WILLIAMS, LYDIA
JEAN WILLIAMS UNKNOWN TENANT
#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants I wll sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor
Okeechobee County Judicial enter, 312
NW 3rd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
1100 am, on the 22nd day of Oct.
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wtl
LOT 17, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50
AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In ac-
cordance with the Amencans with
Disabtlies Act, persons needing a spe
cial accommodation to participae in this
proceeding should contact Court Admn-
Istrator no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Unve Port St Lucee, Fonda 34986,
1 772 8074370 whin two working
days of your recent of Tis notice I
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated his 4th day of Sept, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY LindaF Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA
1239 E Newport Center Dve
Suite #110
Deefield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone 954)571-2031
292643 ON 1011,8108

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-452
DIVISION Ciil Diision
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC
A Florida Corporaton
Plantiff
JUNIAK PAUL
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO JUNIA K PAUL
11540 VILLA GRAND APT 1210
FORT MYERS FL 33913-8093
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a Com-
plaint for Foreclosure of Mortgage n-
volving real estate located in
Okeechobee County, Florida, and le-
gally descnbed as follows
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 22,
Secton 27, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wr-
ten defenses, if any to it on KENNETH
M JONES, of Moody, Jones, Ingino &
Morehead, PA, Atorneys for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1333 S University
Dnve, Suite 201, Plantahon, Honda
33324, within 30 days of first publca-
tion and hie the original with e Clerk
of this Court either before service on
the Plainoff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on 9/18/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /S/LindaF Young
As Deputy Clerk
Moody, Jones, Ingno & Morehead, PA
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1333 S Universiy Dnve, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
KENNETH M JONES
Flonda Barn No 142618
292579 ON 9/24,10/1/08

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go? It can go mn fast
vmn you seil It ih the
clainaieao.

When doing those chres
is doing you in, it's time
to lnoK tlo a heper In
the cinassfieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000470
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plantiff,
REGIONAL A HANCOCK
WA/A REGIONAL HANCOCK, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO
REGIONAL A HANCOCK A/K/A REGIONAL
HANCOCK
Last known address 3350 NW 16th
Court Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
LISA MARIE HANCOCK AK/A LISA HAN-
COCK, AKA LISA MARIE LYLE
Last Known Address 3350 NW 161th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGIONAL A
HANCOCK AK/A REGIONAL HANCOCK
Last Known Address 3350 NW 168th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA MARIE
HANCOCK A/K/A LISA HANCOCK
/KA LISA MARIE LYLE
Last Known Address 3350 NW 163th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing descnbed property
SEE EXHIBIT A" TOGETHER WITH A
2004 MERT DW MH SERIAL #S
FLHMBG3816X50129 AND
FLHMBC3816X50129B
EXHIBIT "A
All hose certain lots, pieces or parcels of
land, situate, lyng and being in the
County of Okeechobee, State of Flori-
da more particular descbed as fol-
lows
A part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section
30 Township 33 South Range 35
East, more particularly descnbed as
follows
Commencing at te Southeast corner of
said Section 30, thence run North 0
degrees 50'49" West a distance of
19227 feet to the Nortlhery night of
way line of State Road S68, thence
continue North 0 degrees 5'49" West
a distance of 1950 13 feet, thence run
South 89 degrees 09'11 West a dis
tance of 329 feet to the point of begin-
nng, thence continue South 89
degrees 09'11 West a distanceof 165
feet, thence run North 0 degrees
50'49 West a distance of 615 feet,
thence run North 89 degrees 09'11"
East a distance of 165 feet, thence run
South 0 degrees 50'49" East a dis-
tance of 615 feet to te point of begin
ning, also known as the East 1/2 of
Lot 10 of an unrecorded plat of Robert
B Edwards Subdivision, according to
a survey prepared by Leon Wills, Reg-
stered Surveyor together wit a 2004
Mert Doublewide mobile home, wdth
and length 31 00 x 76 00, Serial num-
bers FLHMBC3816X50129A and
FLHMBG3816X50129B, tle numbers
90293666 and 90296325, which, by
intenton of the parries and upon etre-
ment of the certificate of title as pro
vided in Florida Statute 319 261 shall
constie a part of the realty and shall
pass with i
has been filed against you and you ar
required to serve a copy of your wit-
ten defenses, itf any, to it, on Marshall
C Watson, PA, Attorey for Plaint,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET SUITE 120, FT LAUDER
DALE, FL 33309 on or before thirty
(30) days after Me fist publication of
this Notice in the Okeechobee News
and lile the onginal with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint
In accordance with he Americans with
Ulsabllaies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disablifes need special accommoda
ton to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceed ng Court Ad-
mmnstraoon at 772-807-4370,
1800 955 8771 heanng impaired) or
1-O00-955-8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court Ts 24th day of Sept, 2008
Sharon Robertson
AsClerk oftheCourt


294134 ON 10/2,8/08


By Kahy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk


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Public Notice 500


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that me undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court of 0keechobee County, Flonda, will on the 22nd day of October, 2008,
at 1100 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, in the
City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County,
Flonda, to wit
THE EASTERLY SIDE OF TRACT 4 IN BLOCK 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, TO-
GETHER WITH A 1991 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME ID #GAFLL75A11009WE, AS
FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW AND ALL PARTS, ACCESSORIES, ACCESSIONS,
EQUIPMENT, FIXTURES, AND ADDITIONS THERETO OR REPLACEMENT THERE-
FORE NOW OWNED OR HEREAFTER ACQUIRED, WHEREVER LOCATED
PARCEL I
ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, STATE OF FLORIDA, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
BEGINNING ATA POINT ON THE EASTERLY SIDE F TRACT 41 BLOCK B, OKEE-
HOBEE LITTLE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION OF S T10ON 16, AN A PORTION OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 3 EAST, OKEE HOBEE COUNTY,
LORIDA, CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS HE EIN BY OKE HOBEE LITTLE
-ARMS, INC., BY DEE TED APRIL 21, 195 AND RECO ED IN CIRCUIT
COURT O OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ON AUGUST 1, 195S NU. BERED 045516,
AID POINT BEING 370+OR- FEET NORTH OF SOUTHEAST C RNER OF SAID
RACT 4; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION LONG LAND NOW OR FOR-
ERLY OF EINO AND ALENA KANNELIN, A DI TANCE OF 7 FEET TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF LANDS OF KANNELIN D THE EAST RLY BOUNDARY
FA 49 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE IN NORTHERLY DIRECTION ON A
INE PARALLEL TO THE EASTERLY SIDE OF SAI TRACT 4, A D STANCE OF 119
EET, THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION ON A LINE PARALL L TO SAID KAN-
ELIN'S NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 78 FEET TO THE EA TERLY SIDE OF
AID TRACT 4, THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID EASTERLY
BOUNDARY LINE, 119 FEETTO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING
TOGETHER WITHTHE RIGHT TO USE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS FOR INGRESS
AND EGRESS BY VEHICLES AND ON FOOT AND FOR UTITILTIES ON AND OVER A
49 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY RUNNING WESTERLY FROM THE SOUTHERLY 49
FEET OF SAID PARCEL BEING CONVEYED TO 1ST AVENUE WEST, THE SOUTH
ERLY SIDE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING ON LINE PARALLEL TO AND AP-
PROXIMATELY 373 + OR FEET NORTHERLY FROM 1ST STREET NORTH,
GRANTEES TO PAY THEIR PRO-RATA SHARE OF THE UPKEEP OF SAID RIGHT OF
WAY
AND
PARCEL II
COMMENCING AT THE NORT WEST CORNER OF TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, OKEE-
CHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, AC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, P LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI.
DA, AND BEAR SOUTH ALONE THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 1ST AVENUE
WEST A DISTA CE OF 210 F ET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A 49 FOOT
WIDE RIGHT 0 WAY, AS DE CRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 259, PAGE
1836, PUBLIC RECORDS OF EECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE CONTIN-
UE SOUTH, AL G SAID RIG OF WAY OF 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DISTANCE OF
24 FEET TO TH POINT OF B INNING, THENCE BEAR EAST, PARALLEL TO THE
NORTH BOUND RY LINE OF AID TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, A DISTANCE OF 205
FEET; THENCE :EAR SOUTH, PARALLELL TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
SAID 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET, THENCE BEAR WEST, PAR.
ALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUN ARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, A DIS-
TANCE OF 205 EET TO THE AST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 1ST AVENUE WEST;
THENCE BEAR ORTH, ALON SAID RIGHT OF WAY 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DIS.
TANCEOF 25F ET TO THE PO NT OF BEGINNING
AND
PARCEL III
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LOT 4, BLOCK 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU.
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
OMMENCING AT THE SOUTLIEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4, BEAR NORTH 01
DEGREES 34' 7" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 370 00
EET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK
45, PAGE 1760, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
HE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41'42 2 WEST
LONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R BOOK 245,
AGE 1750 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF A 49 FOOT RIGHT
F WAY, A DISTANCE OF 7800 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREE
4'29.7" WEST ALONG THE SAID EAST LINE OF A 49 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, A
STANCE OF 2501 FEET, THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 41'42 2" EAST
PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN OR
00K 245, PAGE 1760, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF
OT 4, A DISTANCE OF 78 00 FEET, THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREE 34'29 7"
AST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 25 01 FEET TO THE
POINTT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN SINGLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DE-
SCRIBED AS A 1991 WEST WITH VIN #GAFLL75A11009WE
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plainiff,
vs
TASHA HAAS PANDEY and SURESH PANDEY as wife and husband,
Defendants
and the docket number ofwhich is 2008-CA-165
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of September,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florda
BY Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D Casses, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
293771 ON 10/1,8/08

Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 200B-16
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habiitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing initiative Partnership SHIP) program
Proposals are due no later than 3 00 p m Eastern Time on Friday, November 7,
2008 and delivered or mailed to County Administrator, 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Room 206 Okeechobee FL 34972 (ge County will not assume any responsibility
for mal being received on time Any and al proposals received after this time
and date will not be opened or considered
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SH I P) Program NEALY
For specific project information contact Stephany DuPree at 863) 763-6731 or by
fax at (863) 763-9203 Specifications may be obtained from the Housing Coordi-
nator located at 456 Highway 98 Norh, Okeechobee Bids will be opened at 3 05
p m on November 7, 2008 in the County Administrators Office at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held an Wednesday,
October B, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at the County Administra-
tion Annex, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any firm who is not in atten-
dance in this room by 1005 am will be unable to bid
The Couny reserves the nght to waive formalities or informalties in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to ihe County Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor rpartichpabon and promotes Fair Housing
Cli Belts Jr Chairman
Okeechobee County Commission
293305 ON 10/1/08


Okeechobee Utility Authority Public Notification
SWTR Turbidity Exceedance Notice-Template 2-6
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Okeechobee Ulility Authority Did Nol Meel Treatment Requiremenis
Our water system recently exceeded a drinking water standard Although this was
not an emergency, as our customers, you have a nght to know what happened,
what you should do, and what we did to correct this situation
Este informed convene nformacion impor
tante sobre su agua de beber Traduzcalo
o hable con alguien que It entfenda bien
We routinely monitor your water for turbidity (cloudiness) This tells us whether we
are effectively filtering the water supply Water samples for the month of August
2008 showed that an average of 9 7% of turbidity measurements taken were over
0 3 Turbidity Units The standard is no more than 5% of samples may exceed 0 3
Turbidity Units per month Rie turbidlty levels are relatively low, however, their
persistence is a concern Normal turbl ty levels at our plant are between 010 to
015 Turbidity Units
What should I do?
You do not need to boil your water or take other actions. We do not know of any
contamination, and none of our testing has shown disease causing organisms in
the dnnlang water
People wit severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may
be at increased nsk Rese people should seek advice about drinking water from
their health care providers General guidelines on ways to lessen the nsk of infec-
tlion by microbes are available from EPAs Safe Dnnking Water Holine at
1(800)426 4791
What does this mean?
Turbidty has no health effects Howev-
er, turbidly can inerfere with disinfection and
provide a medium for microbial growth Tur-
bidity may indicate the presence of
diseasecausingorgaisms Theseorganismsincludebactena,viruses,and
parasites which can cause symptoms
such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and as-
sociated headaches These symptoms are not caused only by organisms in
dnnlang water 1 you expenence any of these symptoms and they persist you
may want to seek medical advice
What happened? What was done?
A problem occurred wit the treatment system at the surface water plant Due to
Tropical Storm FAY the water that was released down the river along with the
runoff tat occurred, the water was somewhat harder to treat The treatment now
however is under control Corrective actions were iiilated by adding additional
chemicals that reduce turbidity Both source water and treated water were sam-
pled for the presence of coliorm bacteria Chlorine levels were adjusted to com-
pensate for filtration problems The filters were inspected and washed more
frequently dunng this time
For more information, please contact Roy Reno at 863 763 9460 or Kevin Rogers at
863-763-3239 or 371 State Road 78 West, Okeechobee, F 34974
Pleasesharethisinformationwithal/theotherpeoplewhodnnkthiswateespe-
cally those who may not have received
this notice directly (for example, people
inapartments, nursinghomes, schools, andbusinesses) Youcandothisby
posting this notice in a public place or distrbuting copies by hand or
mail
This notice is being sent to you by Okeechobee Utility Authority
State Water System ID# 447257 Date distributed s-3-n20
294143 ON 10/1/08


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iFre leech Freids


Position Available Staff Per-
son Administration, male/fe-
male, high school diploma or
equivalent Valid FL DL,
clean driving record manda-
tory. Person will record fuel
consumption for trucks &
equipment Deliver parts &
supplies to all job sites Must
be able to enter all data into
computer program. Exp. in
Excel & Word Apply in per-
son, 2308 S Parrott Ave No
Phone Calls'
-SALESPERSON-
Local company is looking
for an experienced, motivated
Salesperson. Individual will
be paid hour plus
commission Position is
Monday-Friday Please fax
resume to 863-763-7002
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 /
270 w/scope/sling & ammu-
nition. Must sell. Exc. cond.
$700 neg (863)946-3731
AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion Used maybe 5 times
$50 (863)357-6315
Park Model w/Fla. room,
carport & shed, on rental lot
in adult park, $30,000
(863)484-0239/763-4920
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 17, 2008,
at 9 00 A M Pursuant to onrda Stat-
ute 713 78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges Year, make, model and
VIN are as follows
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage
VIN#JA3AA11A6SU082521
1997 Pontiac Grand Pra
VIN#1G2WP52K7VF327702
1993 Ford F-150
VIN#1 FTEX15N2PKB71455
2004 GMC Sierra
VIN#1GTHK23164F134950
1996 Che Blazer
VIN#1GNCS13 7T2285776
Terms of sale are cash and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves he
right of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL' NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Sad automobiles will be sold in "As Is
condilon with no guarantee's
'94140 ON 1011/S08


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REGISTRATION FORM
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
23rd Annual Kids' Day Fishing Festival
October 26. 2008 Okeechobee AG Center

CONTESTANTS:
Name Age

Address

Phone
A Responsible Adult muse accompany the participants!

General Release-
The contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree to idemnify and hold
Harmless all members, offeers and officials of Taylor Creek Bass
Club and Okeechobee Ag Center for any liabilities and/or damages arising
from the contestants participation in the Kids' Day Fishing Festival.

Signed Date
MAIL REGISTRATION FORM BY OCTOBER 19, 2008 to
DAVE STOUT 814 S.E. 25th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Or drop off at The Okeechobec News Office, The Pennysaver or Pogey's Restaurant.


23rd Annual Kids Day Fishing Festival
The 23rd annual Kids Day Fishing Festival will be held Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center. The event is free and open to all children ages 4 to 14. The Taylor Creek Bass Club
provides fishing poles and bait, as well as free hot dogs and sodas for the children. Drawings are held
for door prizes which are donated by local businesses. Advance registration is required so the club
knows how many children to plan for.


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PROCLAMATION
NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 4,2008
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of te provisions of the Charter of the City of Okee-
chobee, and Fonda State Law, t is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call
General City Elections at the time and manner provided therein
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James E Kirk, Mayor of me City of Okeechobee, Flonda do
hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION is to be held
by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee, Flonda, on Tuesday, No-
vember 4, 2008. during the regular hours of voting to wit from 7 00 am to
7 00 p m, for the purpose of e eclng the following officers to serve as such for
four (4) years beginning January 6, 2009 and ending January 15, 2013 following
such election or until eir successors are elected and qualified
TWO (2) COUNCIL MEMBERS
Said election shall be held in the County poling or voting places within the Municipal
precincts of the duly qualified City electors, which precincts have been estab-
lished by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor of
Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee County
IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notce of Election I have hereunto
set my hand as Mayor of the Ciy of Okeechobee, Florida, and caused the corpo
rate seal of sad City to be affixed, and attested to by the City Clerk, this 51 day of
August, 2008
BY James E Kirk, Mayor
ATTEST Lane Gamotea, CMC City Clerk
294175 ON 10/1,15/08



PROJECT NO OCSBI08159 INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
TELEPHONE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
FOR NORTH, SEMINOLE AND EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by Operations Department of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA at 938 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, Fonda
34972 on October 28, 2008, 9 00 AM for North Elementary, 915 AM for Semi-
nole Elementary and 930 AM for Everglades Elementary for all matenals and la-
bor necessary for below
CAUTION BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QUITE
OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME'
Telephone System Replacement for
North Elementary Seminole Elementary Everglades Elementary
3000 NW 10th Terrace 2690 NW 42nd Avenue 3725 SE 8t1 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobee, FL 34974
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of
Dale Barren, Director of Operations
938NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e- 203
and
Ingenuity Engineers, Inc
300S OrangeAvenue, Suite 1210
Oriando, FL 32801
407 398 6007
Copies of said plans and specificahons may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tlet or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50 00 for one set of plans
and specifications, said deposit will be retumed to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following
* List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in
connecbon with this project
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good fall and guaranteeing that the
successful bidder will execute and fumish to the School Board of Okeechobee
County a good and sufficien performance bond as required by Fonda Statute
Section 101347 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the
contact guaranteeing me performance of said contract
Falurn to provide any of the documents outlined above will be
grounds for
rejection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelop, sealed, and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name of me project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words indicahng that the envelope contains a bid for said pro-
lect
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 3 00 PM, pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th
Street Okeechobee, FL 34972
The following documents shall accompany the Owner/Contractor Agreement
SPayment Bond as required by Section 1013 45 and 255 05, Fonda Statutes,
guaranteeing te payment of all debts pertaining ftereto Each bond shall be is-
sued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State of
Forida having a general bond holder's racing of A+ excellent and a financial rat
ng of BBB+ or better in Fionda satisfactory to the Owner within ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premium s of said bonds to be paid by the
Contractor Said bonds to be recorded in accordance wit School Board instuc
tons
Public Entity Cnmes swom statement under Section 287 133(3)(a), Fonda
Statutes
SDrug Free Workplace Certificaon
*Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable
Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012 465,
Flonda Stalutes
Rie Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed by Janu
ary 2, 2009 and have the punch list items and site cleanup, totally completed
within 30 days thereafter Falure to do so will result in liquidated damages in the
amount of $500 00 per day for each day the date of actual substantial completion
exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion, and a further sum of
$100 00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of actual fi-
nal completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion
The successful bidder, if any will be notfiled within 15 days after the bid is accepted
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the night to reject any and all bids
and to wave any infonnaliies All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
the date of opening
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By Painca G Cooper, Ed D, Superintendent of Schools
292863 ON 9/24,10/1,8/08














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O.C.R.A. Cheer
Cheerleading season has started with a big bang serving 100
cheerleaders! Okeechobee County Recreation Association foot-
ball/cheerleading season started in September and runs through
November. Savannah Hunter, Chrissy Hunter, Allison Chandler,
Amy Smith, Teresa Chandler and Tona Hunter are excited about
cheerleading this year. For more information on O.C.R.A., please
contact Teresa Chandler at 863-697-6819.


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By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Part 1 of 2
Have you wanted or been asked
to e-mail a photo you have taken with
your digital camera? For example, the
other day in the newspaper, the local
extension office asked for photos and
digital was preferred. Now that most
of us have digital cameras this is not
an unusual request. Or you may want
to send a photo to a relative or to the
newspaper.
It sounds easy. However, the reality
is that there are a few steps involved
and some things you can do to that
photo before you send it that will help
the recipient. These steps can also
make the send/receive process faster.
But first you have to get the photo off
the camera.
Your camera probably came with
instructions for downloading your
photos to your computer. But if you
have lost the cable or instructions, the
easiest way to get the pictures off your
camera is by using a memory "card
reader." These usually plug in to a
USB port and can be found any place
cameras are sold, for less than $20.
Remove the memory card from your
camera and plug it in to the appropri-
ate slot on the card reader. The slots
are labeled with the type of memory
device it reads. You can then copy
the photo from the memory card to a
place on your computer's hard drive
where you can find it.
Take a look at the size of that pho-
Sto. Your camera may have come set
up to take the largest picture possible.
By that I mean it is taking a photo that
can be printed in a large size with
good quality. This can be a problem.
Because you really don't need that
size for most of your photos. These
photos are huge sometimes 35
inches wide and around 3 megabytes
in size. You simply don't need this size
unless you plan to print up a poster to
hang on the wall. Every camera has a
setup feature where you can reduce
the size of each picture you take. Or
as an alternative, using a program on
your computer, you can reduce the
size of the photo, both its physical
size and the amount of storage space
it takes up on your hard drive.

Reasons to downsize your

photos:
1. Shorter upload/download
time. Large images take a long time
to transfer over the Internet. Some
email providers won't allow you to
send an attachment larger than 1
megabyte. To put that in perspective,
1 meg is 1,000 Kb.
2. More appropriate for the
end use of the photo. A photo for
the newspaper or high school year
book (printed) requires a different
size than one that will only be viewed
on screen. In fact, your friends may
only view your photos on the com-
puter screen.
3. Uses less storage space on
your hard drive or memory card.
Periodically you will want to move the
photos off your camera to your com-
puter or a CD for longer-term storage.
Now that I have convinced you to
downsize your photos, it can be done
in a couple different ways. I will ad
dress that subject in my next column.
Please look for part two next Wednes-
day. Happy computing.
Email your comments or questions to
dtimmons@newszap.com.





14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008



Yearling beats rival Osceola in volleyball


By Charles M. Murphy digs and two kills, and Kyla Har-
Okeechobee News graves chipped in with five aces
and five kills as Yearling (4-0) de-
Yearling Middle School's Sarah feated Osceola Middle School in
Davis had six service aces, four volleyball, 25-22, and 25-15, on


Monday at the Warriors gym.
Maci Thomas had two aces
and two kills, and Sarah Hurst had
12 assists to lead Yearling.
Coach Bruce Conrad said he
liked what he saw from his young
team, "I'm very proud of the
younger girls. I can't say enough
about Sarah Davis, she does it
all."
Yearling and Osceola continue
to have two of the best volleyball
programs around this year. Unfor-
tunately there will be no Confer-


ence tournament this year. The
two schools are trying to develop
a County Championship tourna-
ment to replace the conference
this year.
"This overall is one of the stron-
gest teams I've ever had. They re-
ally work hard on fundamentals
and they work hard all the time,"
Conrad added.
Osceola has a new coach this
year Amie Eldred, who played col-
legiate athletics for Salem Interna-
tional University in West Virginia.


She noted she has been very for-
tunate to take over such an estab-
lished program.
"The first game was really
close, we just didn't play as well
in the second game," she noted
Eldred said the two teams share
a close bond even though they are
rivals on two days out of the year.
She noted many of the girls are
teammates on travel teams and
play together all year long.
"This is the game we practice
for, the game we get ready for,"


she noted.
Despite the loss Eldred said she
expects Osceola to continue to be
one of the stronger volleyball pro-
grams in the area. She noted they'll
be ready when the two teams play
at Yearling October 15th.
"I'm very excited about this
job. It's been a lot of fun. They
are a good group of girls to work
with," she added.


Golf team wins match again


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Breanna Nunez returns a serve for Osceola during Monday's
match.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
boys' golf team narrowly defeated
Treasure Coast by one stroke in a
three team match Thursday at the
Saints Country Club in Port St. Lu-
cie.
Corey White led the team with
a four over par, 40. Danny Busban
made his debut with a seven over
43. Tyler Platt and Mike Watson
shot 44. Mike Schweigert of Trea-
sure Coast shot a 38 to lead all golf-
ers.
Okeechobee improved to (10-4)
with the two victories.
Okeechobee scored 171, Trea-
sure Coast 172, and Port St. Lucie
206.
Golf Coach Mark Ward said the
team continues to play well. He
noted Danny Busban earned a spot
in the rotation for the first time this


year and played very well. He noted
that was the key to the match.
"We had a rough week with
three matches on the road, that's a
lot for young kids. There was some
fatigue," Ward noted, "Danny cer-
tainly didn't have any jitters. He got
the opportunity and took advan-
tage of it."
Ward noted that there are only
five spots open for the team when
they play districts and with 10 golf-
ers on the squad, the ones that are
playing the best at that time are go-
ing to make the cut. He noted the
competition should keep his boys
in good shape.
The girl's golf team fell to Lin-
coln Park Academy. Lincoln Park
shot 169 and Okeechobee shot
248. Port St. Lucie didn't have a full
team and earned an incomplete
score.
Taylor Fulford shot 58 to lead
Okeechobee. Emily Raulerson shot


Big first half fuels Osceola


By Charles M. Murph
Okeechobee News
Osceola Middle School


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four goals into the net in the first
five minutes of their soccer match


poured Monday against cross town rival

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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Osceola Middle School's Delfino Garci, #9 dribbles down
field against Yearling Monday.


Sports Briefs
Signups planned for
Upward Basketball
The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee will be hosting up-
ward basketball and cheerleading
for grades first through sixth, boys
and girls.
Registration will begin Oct. 1.
The cost is $65 through Oct. 26
and $75 if signup occurs between
Oct. 27 and Nov. 4.
The deadline for registration
will be Nov. 4. To register, come
to the ROC or the church office.
For more information, please call
863-467-7625 or 863-763-2171.

Sports photos sought
Attention coaches, parents and
fans. The Okeechobee News
welcomes sports photos, espe-
cially from away games. Email
your photos to okeenews@
newszap.com.


TCBC meets monthly
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 (es-
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave
Stout at 863-467-2255. The club
also sponsors and presents the
annual Lee McAllister Memorial
Kid's Fishing Festival.

Local Realtor Board
to host Golf Tourney
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors will be holding
their 15th Annual Golf Tourna-
ment on Nov. 1, at the Okeecho-
bee Golf and Country Club. The
money raised will be used to pres-
ent local high school seniors with
scholarships towards furthering
their education. Registration will


Yearling. That set the stage for a
big Warrior win, 6-0, in front of
their adoring fans.
Osceola spread the wealth
around with goals from Cesar San-
chez, Ben Vuleta and Adel Elhindi
in the opening minutes. Diego Ro-
driguez put two goals into the net
in the first half. One of them came
on a beautiful corner kick that
curved into the net.
The early onslaught appeared
to discourage the Yearlings who
had very few opportunities on the
Warrior net in the first half. Most of
the action occurred in their end of
the field.
It was a very impressive vic-
tory for Osceola, which meant
more because it came against
their friends and teammates on off
school teams.
Osceola got a second half goal
from Diego Rodriguez to wrap up
the scoring. Jose Bucio had five


begin at 7 a.m. Hole sponsor,
tee sponsor and green sponsor's
are available and the teams con-
sist of four golfers. Lots of prizes
available: Closest to Pin, Longest
drive and Hole-in-one. Call Kathy
Godwin 863-763-8222 or 863-634-
7728 for details. Hope this will be
a great event.

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


saves in net for the Warriors, (2-0).
Yearling fell to (0-1-1).
Osceola is coached by George
Botello and Jordan Dancer this
year.
The two teams will meet again
at Yearling on Wednesday, Oct. 15.


61. Paige Arnold shot 63 and Ray
chel Rabon a 66. Ali Schrader shot
a 39 to lead Lincoln Park.


The boy's next match is next
Wednesday. The site is to be deter-
mined.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 15



Picos wins tournament on Lake Okeechobee


Boater Alex Picos of Davie,
Fla., won the Walmart Bass Fish
ing League Everglades Division
Super Tournament on Lake
Okeechobee over the weekend
with a two-day catch of 10 bass
weighing 38 pounds, 14 ounces.
The victory earned Picos $3,560
plus a $628 Ranger bonus.
Picos said he used a shad-col-
ored soft-plastic jerkbait to target
bass hugging isolated grass on
the main lake.
Rounding out the top five boat
ers are Brandon McMillan of Belle
Glade, Fla. (10 bass, 38-8, $2,095);
Rene Gonzales of Lauderhill, Fla.
(10 bass, 37-14, $1,396); Steve
Fairtrace of Okeechobee, Fla. (10
bass, 36-10, $978); and Bryan
Honnerlaw of Moore Haven, Fla.
(10 bass, 35-10, $838).
Greg Sorrell of Fort Myers, Fla.,
took home the Boater Division
Snickers Big Bass award, earn-
ing $465 for an 8-pound, 8-ounce
bass that he caught on a trick
worm on an 18-foot ledge.
Raymond Riendeau of Saint
Cloud, Fla., earned $2,095 as
the co-angler winner thanks to
10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 1
ounce that he caught while fish-
ing a soft plastic frog near isolated
grass.
Rounding out the top five co-
anglers are Brock Stanaland of
Jupiter, Fla. (seven bass, 24-14,
$1,047); William Wood of West
Palm Beach, Fla. (10 bass, 24-2,
$700); Robert Wood of Jupiter
(nine bass, 23-11, $489); and Er-
nie Johnson of Okeechobee, Fla.
(nine bass, 22-10, $419).
Stanaland earned $116 as the
co-angler Big Bass winner after
catching a 5-pound, 3-ounce bass
that he caught on a white soft-
plastic frog.
Following the end of regular
season competition, the top 40
boaters and 40 co-anglers based
on year-end points standings in
the division will advance to the no-
entry-fee Lake Seminole Regional
Championship in Bainbridge,
Ga., Oct. 16-18, where they will
compete against top qualifiers
from three other BFL divisions.
At the Regional Championship
boaters will fish for a new 198VX



O.G. & C.C.

Weekly Golf

Results

PI.G.S. League
Indianwood Sept. 22: First
place Terry Mastaler. Second
place J.C. Armstrong. Last place
- Kenny Curran.
Closest to the pin: Russ Papy,
Terry Mastaler, Bill Kinney, Clyde
Price.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Sept. 24: First place George Guy-
dosh. Second place Lou Cox.
Third place -Howard Shelkie.
Harder Hall Sept. 24: First place
- Kenny Curran. Second place -
Billy Crum and Paul DeWitte. Last
place -Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Kenny Cur-
ran, Max Sherry, Paul DeWitte.
O.G. & C.C. Sept. 26: First
place Paul DeWitte. Second
place Joe Albreckta. Last place
- Russ Adams.
Closest to the pin: 2-Clyde
Price, 8-Geo. Earl Goudy, 11-Paul
DeWitte, 17-Billy Crum.

Sports Briefs

Benefit golf
tourney planned
Raulerson Hospital will spon-
sor the Third Annual United Way
"Greater Open Golf Tournament"
on Oct. 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Great priz-
es will be offered, a vehicle for a
"Hole in One," closest to the Line,
closest to the Pin on all par 3s, a
personallyautographedJackNick-
laus 460 driver with head cover,
and much more. The "Scramble"
tournament starts with a shotgun
start at 8 a.m. Hole sponsorships
are still available and teams are
now forming. For more informa-
tion or to register for this United
Way Fund Raiser golf tournament,
please call Bill Casian at 863-824
2702 or e-mail me at: William.ca-
sian@hcahealthcare.com

Guru to speak to
student athletes
Nationally known recruiting
guru, Jack Renkens, is coming to
the OHS cafeteria on Oct. 2, 2008
at 5:30pm. His presentation is an
hour long, motivating speech,
about the do's and don't of the
college recruiting process. All stu-
dent-athletes who are in the 8th
grade and above, and their par
ents, are invited and encouraged
to attend. All student-Athletes will
have an opportunity to win door
prizes! Snacks will be provided.


Ranger boat and Chevy truck and
co-anglers will fish for a new
Ranger boat. The top six boat-
ers and top six co-anglers at the
Regional Championship will also
advance to the 2009 All American


presented by Chevy. All-American is one of the most
With a total purse of $1 mil- prestigious and lucrative events in
lion, a potential $140,000 cash bass fishing. The winning boater
prize going to the winning boater and winning co-angler at the All-
and as much as $70,000 going American also advance to the no-
to the winning co-angler, the entry fee $2 million 2009 Forrest


Wood Cup. This event, featuring
a top award of $1 million, is the
sport's biggest championship.
The $8.8 million Walmart Bass
Fishing League features 28 divi-
sions nationwide. In BFL compe


tition, boaters and co-anglers are
randomly paired. Boaters supply
the boat and fish from the front
deck against other boaters while
co-anglers compete from the back
deck against other co-anglers.


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Visitors Can Cash In At Roadshow


Gold scrap selling big at Roadshow,

as price for metal hits record high
BY ARCHIE DAVIS
Roadshow Representative Staff Writer



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Roadshow Representative Archie Davis assists a visitor with pocket watches
and clocks. The collection sold at the Roadshow for more than $2,000. Other
visitors brought a variety of items including coins, toys, dolls and trains.
Admission is free and no appointment is necessary.


Okeechobee Clean out your attics,
closets and lock box, the Roadshow is
coming to town. Roadshow experts are in
town all this week purchasing antiques and
collectibles.
While the Roadshow will accept anything
that's old, they are focusing on gold and
silver, also coins made before 1965, military
items, musical instruments, pocket and wrist
watches. Modern jewelry with diamonds
and other precious stones are also being
accepted.
One person that attended the Roadshow
brought in an 1864 Civil War sword and
a coin collection and left 45 minutes later
$10,000 richer. Another was not as lucky
but seemed happy with the $355.00 they
received for broken gold jewelry. "I think
this is a great idea" said one lady that sold
her old class ring and some broken gold
chains. "The stuff was just lying in a dresser
drawer for years." She received $248.42 for
her efforts. Jeff Parsons, the president of
the Treasure Hunters Roadshow explained
what the show is all about. It's a chance for
anyone to sell their stuff and get what it's


really worth he said. It seems everyone has
items they have wondered about or want to
sell but really don't know where to go said
Parsons. He said the show has been in over
600 cities since 2001. When asked what
the most memorable experience was he had
a quick answer. "Without a doubt it was
a show in Pennsylvania when an elderly
gentleman asked if we could send someone
with him to visit an old toy store he had
closed down 50 years ago. It was like
walking back in time" Parsons said "the
store's 50 year old inventory was still on
the shelves the store was a treasure trove of
collectible toys. I have never seen anything
like it. It was simply unbelievable!"
It seems the store was closed due to World
War II. "I had to go serve my country." the
owner told Parsons. Serve he did for the
next 35 years. The collection of vintage toys
still in their original boxes sold for more
than $650,000. All this week Roadshow
experts will be accepting various types of
antiques and collectibles. The event is free
and no appointment is necessary.


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- POCKET WATCHES Chopard,
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Illinois,Hamilton, all others.
- TOYS -All types of toys made
before 1965 including: Hot
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Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery
toys, Mickey Mouse, all others.
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represents over 5000 International
Collectors Association memebrs
worldwide. These collectors are
constantly looking for items to add
to their collections.
The Roadshow invites you to bring
in the types of items our collectors
are looking for. The process is
simple and absolutely FREEI


We buy all U.S. Coins
and Currency.
Single coins and entire collections. We
will be buying all coins made before
1965 including: SILVER DOLLARS. HALF
DOLLARS, QUARTERS, DIMES. NICKELS.
PENNYS. LARGE CENTS, HALF DIMES,
3 CENT PIECES, 2 CENT PIECES, HALF
CENTS. ALSO ALL PAPER MONEY.


* If interested in selling, we
will consult our collector's
database to see if a buyer exists.
90% of all items have offers in
our database

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spot on behalf of our collectors
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offer, we will pay you on the
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Unused. Broken Jewelry 1
piece or a box lull. Dental,
Any gold coins both USA and
Foreign, Ounces of gold like,
Krugerrands, Maple Leafs. ec

CIVIL WAR ITEMS
Tin Type Photographs of
Soldiers, Swords, Powder
horns, Muskets, Hats,
Uniforms, Letters.


DIAMONDS
Diamond Rings. Necklaces.
Loose Diamonds, Anything
Diamond Highest prices
paid for single diamonds
over 1 lull carat!

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Silver Dollars, Pre-1971 1/2
Dollars, Pre-1965 Quarters.
Pre-1966. Pre-1939 Nickels,
Pre- 1959 Pennies
Rare Documents
Pre-1965 toys. pedal cars.
Metal and porcelin signs,
Vintage gas station Items,
thermometers, beer and
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