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Vol. 100 No. 5


Briefs

Speckled Perch
Festival planned
The 41st annual Speckled
Perch Festival will be held Sat-
urday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8.
The Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce 41st annual
Speckled Perch Pageant will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 17, the
KOA Kampground Convention
Center.
The deadline for applica-
tions and fees has been extend-
ed. Applications can be picked
up at the Chamber office, 55 S.
Parrott Ave. There are six cat-
egories for girls, from age 2-19.
Two categories for boys 3-5
years old.
The Chamber is also accept-
ing applications for the Speck-
led Perch Parade. The parade
will be held on Saturday, Feb.
8 at 10 a.m. Applications are
available at the Chamber of-
fice.
Applications are also avail-
able for the 41st Annual Speck-
led Perch Festival. For more in-
formation about the Speckled
Perch Pageant, Speckled Perch
Parade or the Speckled Perch
Festival, contact the Chamber
at 863-763-6464.

Code enforcement
board meets
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board will
meet Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at
City Hall. Cases on the agenda
include
Harry and Zuanne Wally,
N.W 12th St. swimming pool;
Angela Bickel McLaughlin,
N.E. Fifth St. general cleaning;
Robert and Sandra Hines,
N.W Seventh St., permit;
Roger and Terry Hare, S.W
Ninth St., public nuisances;
Edwardo Taylor, S.E.
Eighth Dr., public nuisances;
Bruce D. Large, S. Par-
rott Ave., general cleaning and
beautification; and,
Marvin Brantely, S. Parrott
Avenue, public nuisances.

Drought Index

Current: 647
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

13.86 feet
Last Year: 10.13 feet

honored By:

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

Index
Classifieds .......................... 10-11
Community Events..................... 6
Crossword............................... 11
Looking Back........................... 6
Okeechobee's Most Wanted .... 3
O pinion ................................... 4
S peak O ut ................................. 4
Sports...................................... 12
Sudoku ................................... 11
W weather ................................. 2

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Five seek Wherrell's seat


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Five area citizens have sub-
mitted their applications to
Governor Charlie Crist's office
seeking appointment to fill the
District 4 county commission
seat that became vacant with the
death of Commissioner Marvin
Wherrell.
The governor's office has
verified that Andrew McKillop,
Joseph Hoover, Melissa Lee Ar-
nold, Theodore Kelchner and
Steve Porter have filed the neces-
sary paperwork to receive con-


sideration for the appointment to
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners.
"There is no time frame on
when the appointment has to
be made," said Sterling Ivey, a
spokesman for Gov. Crist, in a
telephone interview Friday, Jan.
9. "We will review the applica-
tions we have and if it appears
we don't have enough quali-
fied individuals we will hold the
opening as long as we need to
until we have a qualified indi-
vidual."
Mr. Ivey said Florida state law


does not provide a definitive
time line on when the appoint-
ment must be made.
The applications will be first
reviewed by the governor's ap-
pointment office then a recom-
mendation will be made. As of
Friday, he said there has been
no movement as far as making
a recommendation to the gover-
nor.
"There's no real time line as
to when the governor will make
a decision," he said. "But, we
want to move as quickly as pos-
sible."


Top educators: Schools honor teachers


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Teachers of the Year for the 2008-09 school year for each school site are (front
row-left to right) Amy Hyde, Jenni Melear, Amelia Lozano, Vicki Goggans, Elisabeth
Fox, (back row-left to right) Joe Paige, Lauren Myers, Brande Cobb, Sherry Conrad,
Jeremy Goff, Brent Stuart. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper (back right)
expressed her congratulations to all of the teachers for their achievement.


Teacher of the Year


selection begins


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School District Teachers of the
Year gathered at the Freshman
Campus auditorium to take
part in a reception with the se-
lection committee and to gath-
er together to recognize them
on their accomplishment.
The selection committee
made up of school board mem-
ber Gay Carlton, last year's
Teacher of the Year Heather
Hawk, and community mem-
ber Cathy Rucks also began


their interviews with the poten-
tial District Teacher of the Year
candidates.
Okeechobee County Teach-
ers of the Year from each
school are: Okeechobee High
School, Vicki Goggans; New
Endeavor High School, Brent
Stuart; Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, Elisabeth Fox; Os-
ceola Middle School, Lauren
Myers; Yearling Middle School,
Jenni Melear; Central Elemen-
tary, Jeremy Goff; Everglades
Elementary, Amy Hyde; North
Elementary, Brande Cobb;
Seminole Elementary, Joe


Paige; South Elementary, Ame-
lia Lozano; and Exceptional
Child Education, Sherry Con-
rad.
According to the Florida De-
partment of Education website,
this program recognizes and
honors the contributions of
outstanding classroom teach-
ers who have demonstrated a
superior capacity to inspire a
love of learning in students of
all backgrounds and abilities.
Nomination packets are
sent to district superintendents
See Teacher Page 2


Commissioner Wherrell,
64, died Dec. 22, 2008. He was
serving his first term as District 4
commissioner. He also served as
the board's second vice chair.
Records at the Okeechobee
County Supervisor of Elections
office indicate that all five appli-
cants are Republicans.
Mr. Ivey said party affiliation
doesn't matter in making an ap-
pointment.
"The governor accepts appli-
cations from anyone, regardless
of party affiliation," he said.
Those who have submitted


their applications have varied
backgrounds.
One applicant, Mr. Porter, is
a former holder of the District 4
seat. Mr. Porter, 68, held the seat
from 1990 until 1994. He cur-
rently owns a local flea market,
as well as rental properties.
Mr. McKillop, 77, is the admin-
istrator of the Seniors 'R' Able
Nursing Home and has been in
that position since 1999.
Mr. Hoover, 48, owns and
operates Classic Asphalt Sealing
and Striping, Inc., Classic Clos-
See Seat Page 2


OHS coach



applicants



interviewed


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three local candidates for
Okeechobee High School foot-
ball coach have interviewed
and four other candidates will
be interviewed next week ac-
cording to Assistant Principal
Sean Downing.
James Shockley, Rex Erwin,
and Bob Hardman went before
the search committee on Jan. 5.
Jeremy Beckham interviewed
on Thursday night. Next week


Ryan Sulkowski and Brian Fer-
guson are scheduled for inter-
views on Thursday, and Chris
Davis on Friday.
Downing said the committee
will present a recommendation
to Mrs. Wiersma from those
seven. This should be after the
final interview on Jan. 16.
"She will accept or reject
our recommendation, and then
pass her own recommendation
on to Superintendent Dr. Patri-
See Coach Page 2


Rotary plans



L.O.S.T. bike



ride event


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The planning process for
Rotary's sixth annual Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail
(L.O.S.T.) Bike Ride has begun.
The event will be held on Sat-
urday, March 28, beginning at 8
a.m. with registration at 7 a.m.
The event is being held to


raise funds to go toward lo-
cal Rotarian scholarships that
are given to Okeechobee High
School seniors each year and
mini-grants that are given to lo-
cal teachers.
The event begins at Scott
Driver at the Okee-Tantie Rec-
reation located off of S.R. 78
See Bike Page 2


Teen dances need new location


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Teenagers are always look-
ing for something to do in
Okeechobee and parents are
always desperate to find a safe
place for their teens to be just
that, "teens" in a supervised
location.
Teresa Chandler along with
many volunteers has made that
place possible with the Teen
Dances that she has held over
the last year. With the help of
her daughter Allison Chandler,
local DJ Billy Dean, and local
business owner of the Pier II
Dharmesh Patel they have held
four of these dances at the Pier
II.
These dances have not only
been an outlet for teens to gath-
er in a supervised environment
for fun and dancing, but they
have been able to raise mon-
ey for local charities all at the


same time. Each dance raises
approximately $500 for the
charity named for that event.
So far, there have been danc-
es for the American Cancer So-
ciety; March of Dimes; Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer;
and two dances for the Ameri-
can Red Cross Okeechobee
Service Center. The next dance
will be for the local Okeecho-
bee Communities In Schools.
Due to scheduling conflicts
the last dance in December
was held at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center.
According to Ms. Chandler,
the teens feedback deemed
that the location was too far out
of town and not easily available
for their parents to drop them
off and pick them up. So, they
are calling out to the commu-
nity to help them find another
place to hold their teen dances
which not only benefit the com-
munity by giving teens, ages 12


to 15 something constructive to
do, but also benefit local chari-
ties.
The cost of renting the civic
center also came out of the
funds that would have been
given to the local charity.
During a typical teen dance
the cost for attendance is $7
and includes a meal such as
hotdogs and chips or pizza and
chips and a drink. The teens not
only dance to today's top mu-
sic, but also play games such as
the "toilet paper game" which
places the teens with partners
where they have to mummy
their partner in toilet paper as
quickly as possible. The team
to have the most mummifi-
cation at the end of one song
wins the game. They also have
a hula hoop competition and
play limbo.
Each dance has increased
See Teen Page 2


Submitted photo
Allison Chandler (left) tried her hand at "mummifying" Lyndsey
Williams (right) in toilet paper at this Teen Dance that was held
at the Pier II. The object of the game is to mummify your partner
in the most toilet paper by the end of a song.





2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 11, 2009


Bike
Continued From Page 1
West.
Last year cyclists came from
as far south as Homestead, as far
north as Vero, as far west as Sara-
sota and as far east as West Palm
Beach.
Cyclists, runners and walkers
are all welcome to this family fun
eventwhereyoucanappreciatethe
nature of Lake Okeechobee. Run-


Teacher
Continued From Page 1

at the beginning of each school
year. Selection processes may dif-
fer by district, but Okeechobee
accepts nominations from indi-
vidual schools within their district
and then requires the candidates
to undergo a more strenuous se-


Teen
Continued From Page 1

the number in attendance from
50 to over 80 teens.
The dances begin at 6 p.m.
where the parents drop off their
teens at the location where the
volunteers take the parent's
name, child's name and phone
number in case of any emergen-
cies. They also write down any
special information if there is a
different person going to pick up
the child. The dance is over at 10
p.m. where this process is done
in reverse as the parent's drive
up they tell the volunteers their
names and they in turn look them
up on the clipboard and go re-
trieve their child from indoors.
The system has proven to be
very secure and they have had


ners and walkers will begin their
journey on the L.O.S.T. after the
cyclists are on their way.
Cost for the event registration
packet prior to March 14, 2009, is
$20for adults and $15 for children
ten and under; which includes a
goodie bag and T-shirt.
For registration only, cost is
$10 for adults and $5 for children
ten and under.
After March 14, 2009, cost for
registration is $15 for adults and
$10 for children ten and under.


election process.
Only one teacher may be nom-
inated by a district to the state and
only the superintendent may sub-
mit the nomination. All full-time,
public school classroom teachers,
grades pre-K through 12, adult ed-
ucation teachers, postsecondary
vocational/technical education
teachers, guidance counselors,
media specialists, and department


no incidents at the dances. There
are typically 10 to 12 volunteers
at each dance supervising the
teens.
The teens are eager to make
this event a monthly fundraiser
for local charities so that they can
have a regularly scheduled event
to be able to dance and hang out
with their friends while promot-
ing a good cause.
In order to make this happen
Ms. Chandler needs the commu-
nity to come together and come
up with a more centralized loca-
tion that will better suit the needs
of these teen dances.
"All we need is a building. I
do all the decorations and bring
in the food through donations,"
stated Ms. Chandler. Decorations
and food are also received via
donations. The volunteers that
have helped in the past include
volunteers from Seacoast Na-


Sponsorship and volunteerop-
portunities are available to help
supporttheyouth ofOkeechobee.
Each Rotarian is required to secure
at least $200 in sponsorship dol-
lars.
Their are three levels of tax de-
ductible sponsorship: gold, $100
whichincludesthesponsor'sname
on the welcome banner, newspa-
perandotherradioadvertisements
along with a certificate of appre-
ciation; silver, $75 which includes
the name on the welcome banner


chairpersons who actively engage
in classroom teaching are eligible
for nomination. School personnel
whose major responsibilities are
administrative or supervisory are
ineligible.
Each Florida District Teacher
of the Year receives an award
check of $500 from the depart-
ment. The Florida Teacher of the
Year receives an award check of


tional Bank, where Ms. Chandler
works, the American Red Cross
Okeechobee Service Center and
other various individuals. Even
Ms. Chandler's daughter, Allison
Chandler has stepped in to help
out by decorating, stepping in as
acting DJ and cleaning up after
the dance.
The local charity receives 100
percent of the funds raised at the
dances.
For more information on
how you can help the teens of
Okeechobee while also helping
various local charities please con-
tact Teresa Chandler at 863-697-
6819.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


and a certificate of appreciation;
and bronze, $50 and certificate of
appreciation.
Cyclists, runners and walkers
will take to the Lake Okeechobee
ScenicTrail to enjoy the beauty of
nature around Lake Okeechobee.
Participants have choices of
four different round trips rang-
ing from 12 miles to 54 miles all
beginning and ending at the Scott
Driver Boat Ramp, S.R. 78W.
Refreshments and bathroom
facilities are provided along the


$2,500 from the Department of
Education. Each Finalist for the
Florida Teacher of the Year re-
ceives an award check of $1,250
from the Department. The Florida
Teacher of the Year also serves as
the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador
for Education.
In this role, they serve as a
goodwill ambassador represent-
ing the Department of Educa-
tion and teachers throughout the
state. The Teacher of the Year may
conduct workshops, address fel-
low teachers, parents, and busi-


route. Certified bicycle helmets
are required. Riders, runners and
walkers under the age of 18 must
be accompanied by a parent or
guardian.
Rotarian scholarships are given
out yearly to Okeechobee High
School studentswhodemonstrate
qualities such as the Four-Way
Test stand for.These include com-
munity service, which demon-
strates service above self.Students
who receive the Rotarian scholar-
ship also maintain at least a 3.0


ness and community leaders at
conferences and meetings, and
talk to student groups about ca-
reers in education. The ambas-
sador is on sabbatical leave from
his/her school district during this
year of service. The Department
reimburses the district for the
teacher's salary and benefits.
Last year's Okeechobee Coun-
ty District Teacher of the Year was
Heather Hawk from Everglades
Elementary School.
The Teacher of the Year will
be announced at the Tuesday,


grade point average.
Contributions can be mailed to
Jim Mclnnes, Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. Checks
are to be made payable to Rotary's
LOST Ride-Run-Walk.
For more information about
the L.O.S.T. Bike Ride-Run-Walk
contact Jim Mclnnes at (863) 763-
3101.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues
Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter
Chauna Aguilar may be reached at cagui-
lar@newszap.com.


Feb. 10, board meeting at the
Okeechobee School Board room
at 6 p.m.
In the coming issues the
Okeechobee News will show
case each candidate for the
Okeechobee District Teacher of
the Year prior to the announce
ment of the District winner on
Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Seat
Continued From Page 1

ets, Inc. and Economic Develop-
ment Associates, Inc.
Mrs. Arnold, 46, states on her
application that she is currently
an associate with Pritchard's
GMAC Realty Group.
Mr. Kelchner, 59, is the owner
of the construction company K-
Builders, Inc.
Mr. Ivey said even though Mr.
Porter is a former county com-


Coach
Continued From Page 1

cia Cooper by the end of the fol-
lowing week," he added.
The committee would like to
hire a football coach before Jan.
20. There is a district scheduling
meeting for football on that date
and another important meeting
for football on Jan. 28.
"We sincerely hope the new
coach will help us with that pro-









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an automatic appointment to the
board.
Mr. Ivey said Gov. Crist will be
looking "for someone who has
integrity and can represent the
citizens very well."
Once Gov. Crist makes his
decision, the appointee will be
notified and will take office im-
mediately.
Mr. Ivey said while Gov. Crist
makes a lot of appointments this
year, this particular one is "a little
different."
"This appointment is occur-


cess," he noted.
Okeechobee was recently re-
assigned to play in a district with
William T. Dwyer, Palm Beach
Lakes and Forest Hill high school.
The reassignment has not been
finalized. Some school officials
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compete with Treasure Coast


ring because of a death in of-
fice, which is not as common,"
he said. "Typically, most of the
governor's appointments occur
because of wrongdoing by an
elected official."
Currently, the governor's re-
viewing office is working on five
to six city and county appoint-
ments across the state, Mr. Ivey
pointed out.
Applications for the position
can be found on the county's
web site at www.co.okeechobee.
fl.us.


schools.
Downing said as of today none
of the candidates who interviewed
have been eliminated. He said ap-
plications are still being accepted
and that a late comer could still
be the choice.
"We are hoping to find the
right person," he added.


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming
southwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a
low around 55. Calm wind.
Extended Forecast
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 73. Calm wind becoming northwest between 5 and 10
mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. North north-
west wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North northwest wind
between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. North north-
west wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind
around 5 mph.

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Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 11, 2009 3


Man asks to 'borro


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local man has been accused
of "borrowing" money from area
residents under the guise that he
had locked his keys and wallet in
his car and needed the money to
pay a locksmith.
Clayton Delane Lineberry,
26, N.E. Fourth St., was arrested
Thursday, Jan. 8, on a felony
charge of fraudulent practices
-- cheating at common law. He
was booked into the county jail
under a bond of $5,000.
Detective Bryan Lowe, of
the Okeechobee County Sher
iff's Office (OCSO), indicated in
his arrest report that Lineberry
had spun his deceptive tale and
received cash from three local
citizens.
In one instance, Lineberry
reportedly asked the victim if
he could borrow $50. The de-


tective's report
states Lineberry
told the victim
he was a friend
of the victim's
neighbor and
that he had just
been hired by
a local fire de- Clayton D.
apartment. Lineberry
Lineberry
even gave the victim copies of
his driver's license and Social Se-
curity card "... to make the victim
feel more comfortable," contin-
ued the report. The documents
identified him as Clayton Delane
Lineberry, Detective Lowe's re-
port stated.
In another incident, Lineber-
ry reportedly went into a local
business and asked to borrow
$40. He allegedly told an em-
ployee there that he had locked
his keys and wallet in his car and
he needed the money to pay the


w' money

locksmith. He promised to repay
the money once he was able to
get into his car, said the detec-
tive's report.
In a third incident, Lineberry
went to a business owner he
knew and, allegedly using the
same story, asked to borrow $40.
The owner only had a $50 bill at
the time so he reportedly gave it
to Lineberry because he thought
the man was in distress.
Detective Lowe stated in his
report that Lineberry told the
owner he would be repaid once
he gained access to his vehicle,
but he never returned. The own-
er reported the incident to the
sheriff's office the next day.
The detective's report indi-
cates that Lineberry doesn't own
a vehicle, and has no means to
repay the money because he lost
his job late last year.


Local man arrested in Michigan


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man being
sought by local authorities was
arrested in Michigan Thursday
night, Jan. 8, by local and federal
authorities there.
Belizario Aguirre, 28, was ar-
rested on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with traf-
ficking in cocaine. His bond
on that charge has been set at
$100,000.
Detectives with the Okeecho-
bee Narcotics Task Force believe
Aguirre fled Okeechobee shortly
after they executed a search war-
rant on a S.W 10th Drive home
and seized nearly a kilo of sus-
pected cocaine. They also confis-
cated over $14,000 in cash.
Four people were arrested in
the Nov. 6, 2008, raid and booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under bonds of $100,000 each. Ar-
rested were: Juan Manuel Molina,
28, S.W 10th Drive; Alvaro Garcia
Ortiz, 26, Okeechobee; Reynoso
Marcelo DeJesus Aguirre, 18, S.W
10th Drive; and Erandi Yanel Agu-
irre, 27, S.W 10th Drive. All four
were charged with trafficking in
cocaine over 400 grams.
The detective said all have
been released on bond except for
Ortiz.
Because of that, the detective


applied for and received another
arrest warrant for Belizario Agu-
irre that charges him with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
With that charge, he will be held
without bond.
Belizario Aguirre was arrested
sometime Thursday night by of-
ficers from the Dearborn, Mich.,
Police Department along with
agents from the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency and the Federal Bu-
reau of Investigation. Information
on the arrest was not available
as of newspaper deadline except
that he is being held in the Wayne
County (Michigan) Jail.
The local task force detective
said when the paperwork has
been completed Belizario Agu-
irre will be returned to Okeecho-
bee County to stand trial on the
charges.
During their raid on the S.W
10th Drive home, task force detec-
tives seized $14,950 in cash along
with a large amount of a white
powder, said the detective. When
field tested, the powder indicated
a positive result for the presence
of cocaine.
The detective said between
what was found in the home and
then later in a pickup truck, a
total of 1.9 pounds of suspected
cocaine was seized in the Nov. 6
raid. A kilo weighs 2.2 pounds.


The detective indicated the sus-
pected cocaine had an estimated
street value of about $30,000.
Since the purity of the suspected
cocaine was not known at the
time, the exact value could not
be immediately determined, the
detective added.
As members of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) SWAT team entered the
home, a vehicle left the scene,
said the detective. That vehicle
was later stopped in the 3200
block of S.R. 70 W near Garibaldi
Plaza.
The detective said the 1998
black Ford F-150 pickup was be-
ing driven by Ortiz.
While searching the truck, the
detective said two separate bags
of a white powder was found in
the bed of the truck. When field
tested, the powder indicated a
positive result for the presence of
cocaine.
According to the detective, one
of those packages weighed 457.4
grams while the other weighed
58.6 grams.
Even though Ortiz has been
living in Okeechobee, his driver's
license indicated he lived at an
address in North Carolina, added
the detective.


Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI) charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher
iff's Office (OCSO), the Okeecho
bee City Police Department
(OCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Michael Casey Platt, 27, N.E.
29th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 2 by Detective Ted
Van Deman on a felony charge
of burglary of a conveyance. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanors of petit theft and credit
card fraud. His bond was set at
$4,000.
James Byron Timmons, 23,
S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 2 by Deputy Mat-
thew Hurst on charges of driving
under the influence and driving
while license suspended with


knowledge. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Shreiss Sade Miles, 21, S.W
11th Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 2 by Officer Jack Boon
on a charge of grand theft. She
was released on her own recog-
nizance.
Nicholas Ryan Pierce, 23,
S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 3 by Deputy
Dale Hardy on a charge of driving
while license suspended/revoked
- habitual offender. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Sonja Jean Requena, 25,
Reservation Road, Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 8 by Deputy
John Ashby on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
failure to appear driving under
the influence. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
Allen Eugene, 16, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Jan. 8 by Deputy
Sergeant J. Royal on an Okeecho-


bee County warrant charging him
with battery on detention or com-
mitment facility staff. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Laura Hollister, 25, S.W
Second Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 8 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with ob-
taining a controlled substance by
fraud (six counts). Her bond was
set at $15,000.
Stephen Ray Ward, 48, S.E.
24th Blvd., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 9 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Okeechobee's Most Wanted


The follow-

are among
Okeechobee's
Most Wanted
persons. There
are active war-
rants for each of
them. The crite- Joe Luis
ria for making Luis
Okeechobee's aa
Most Wanted top five is based on
the severity of the crime in con-
junction with the age of the war-
rant.
If you have any information
on the whereabouts of any of
Okeechobee's Most Wanted you
can call the Treasure Coast Crime
Stoppers at 1 (800) 273-TIPS
(8477). If you call Treasure Coast
Crimes Stoppers, you have the op-


t


Estavan
Villegas-
Urbina


Angie
Borjas, aka
Stevenson


tion of remaining anonymous. You
can also receive a reward if the in-
formation results in an arrest.
Joe Luis Garza, 30 DOB
11/10/1978. Contracting W/O A
License, Grand Theft.
Estavan Villegas-Urbina,
21, Robbery.
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 15-year-old Okeechobee
teen has been arrested in con-
nection with
the November,
2008 theft of an
automobile.
Jermarcus
Demetre Brad-
ley, N.E. 15th
Ave., was ar- Jermarcus D.
rested Thurs- Bradley
day, Jan. 8, on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with robbery-car-
jacking. After being booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail, he
was taken to the Department of
Juvenile Justice Detention Center
in Fort Pierce.
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark,
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), stated that the
Nov. 2, 2008, incident took place
in Douglas Park and that the vic-
tim was first hit over the head
with a beer bottle then beaten.
Following the assault, the attacker
apparently took the victim's 1994
Ford conversion van, said Sgt.
Stark.
Bradley has not been charged
with the alleged assault.
The van was found abandoned
in the Douglas Park area a short
time later, the detective added. It
has been returned to the victim.
According to Sgt. Stark, a pair
of sunglasses and some costume
jewelry were taken from the van.


The items have not been recov-
ered.
Sgt. Stark said when deputies
first responded to the scene they
were told that someone had been
beat up and robbed and that
shots had been fired. While shots
were fired, Sgt. Stark said the vic-
tim was not shot.
"We can't determine at this
point who did the shooting," said
the detective.


The victim was taken to Hol-
mes Regional Medical Center in
Melbourne due to his injuries.
Since there are other suspects,
Sgt. Stark said his investigation is
continuing.
Bradley was arrested on the
warrant following his release
from the detention center, where
he had been held on an unrelated
charge.


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 11,2009


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Tax revenue shortfall
AG EXEMPTIONS: The few properties that the newspaper wrote
about -- and that the county put back on the tax rolls at full value once
people started complaining -- put millions back on the tax rolls. That
was just a few cases that were easy to see because the property was
on a main road and anyone could drive by and see there was no ag-
ricultural use going on. In one case, the land wasn't even completely
fenced and it was being taxed as pasture. But I wonder how many
other properties there are claiming the ag exemption that don't have
any real agriculture use. Someone needs to go through all of the tax
assessments carefully and check them out. They could probably find
more millions of dollars worth of taxable properties that could go
back on the tax rolls. The citizens have to make some noise to get
action on this.
TAX ASSESSMENTS: The tax assessor should be out checking
on these properties, especially the larger ones or hire someone to do
that job only. If they don't meet the qualifications, put them back on
the tax rolls.
DEVELOPMENT: I was told that once land was approved by the
state and county as Projected Urban Development that the land could
no longer be ag exempt. It seems that Freshwater on Charles Har-
vey and The Grove in the northeast part of county would put a lot of
land back to full value. Maybe someone of authority should be asked
about this.


Driver who hit deputy has license revoked
SENTENCE: He got off easy. I think it was ridiculous. He left an
officer in the road to die or get run over again, I think he should have
received jail time. Age doesn't matter and neither should where he's
from. He was young enough to drive, then he is young enough to pay
the consequences. If it was my family member injured, or me, taking
his license wouldn't be enough.
DRIVERS: A bigger question that should be addressed is the need
for more regular hearing, vision and reaction time for drivers who are
over 65. It is a medical fact that as we age, our eyesight, hearing and
reflexes may be affected. It happens gradually and you might not no-
tice the change. Too often it takes an accident to get an unsafe driver
off the road. If the driver's license office required vision and hearing
tests once every two years after age 65, a lot of problems could be
avoided. In many cases, the person might just need a stronger pre-
scription on the eyeglasses or hearing aid. And drivers of any age who
have an accident should be required to be tested before they are al-
lowed to resume driving. Driving is a privilege, not a right.
REACTION: Reaction time is a big issue. Also depth perception, as
in how close a vehicle is to you before you pull out in front of them.


Football season is over
SPORTS: Let's get onto a topic I like---Baseball and softball try-
outs are coming. Any thoughts on how the teams will fare this year?
SOFTBALL: Girls were out in force today. Guess the boys are not
up and going yet-just a few out there taking some cuts. Looks like an-
other year of long practices for the girls--going to the wrestling match
and the girls were just wrapping things up.
CONDITIONING: No one can beat the softball coach when it
comes to long practices and conditioning. Say what you want, she
does have well conditioned athletes. If they are not when they get
there, they are when they leave! Hopefully it will be a good season.


Deputies find another grow house
DANGEROUS: Lets do pros and cons, Alcohol vs. Marijuana-
Which, in your opinion is more dangerous and kills more people?
MARIJUANA: Legalize it!
DEBATE: Regardless of anyone's opinion or pros & cons. Mari-
juana is illegal & alcohol isn't. (Probably should be). My opinion is ....
why spend so much time debating either. Go find something produc-
tive to do.
VIOLENCE: I am less concerned about the effects of marijuana
than I am about criminal elements from other areas coming into our
community. If you read the stories about the grow houses raided in
the past year, you will see a common thread. In the majority of the
cases, these houses were set up by people who came to our rural
area with the intent to do this. I am very glad the sheriff's office works
so hard to find and close down these operations because large scale
drug operations like these often involve violence. We don't need this
kind of thing coming into our community. Many of these houses were
in residential neighborhoods. Should violence erupt in connection
with a drug deal there, think how many innocent people could be
at risk.


Are you a racist? Study says maybe
STUDY: I like how the CNN study points out how accepting peo-
ple are of racism and how that shows just how racist those individu-
als are as well. People don't understand that a lot of the time.
SPEAK ENGLISH: I don't know how to say this but I guess I would
probably be called racist. I have absolutely nothing against black peo-
ple, asian people, short people, tall people, skinny people, fat people,
gay people, etc., but I do have a major problem with NON SPEAKING
ENGLISH PEOPLE, nothing upsets me more than that. Whatever lan-
guage it may be, if you live here, SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
I get it at least once a day in my office and I just don't understand
how someone can go into a place of business and expect them to
speak their language. They say" Oh uh you speak uh no uh spanish?
No I do not, and they look at you like a deer in the headlights. If you
don't speak our language in the United States of America, at least
bring someone with you who does. It makes things a lot easier for
everyone, How do you expect people to communicate with you, if
you don't speak the English language. So, call me racist.


A Christmas story
VACATION: After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils
how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the
following: We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and
Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got re-
tarded and they moved to Florida. Now they live in a tin box and


have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their
bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are
anymore. They go to a building called a "wreck" center, but they must
have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises there,
but they don't do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but
they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is
a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so
nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in
their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat
the same thing every night --- early birds. Some of the people can't get
out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring
food back to the wrecked center for pot luck. My Grandma says that
Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should
work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I earn my retard-
ment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people
out. so thev can visit their grandchildren.


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
The Visitor
"Behold I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear my
voice, and open the door, I will
come in to him, and will sup with
him, and he with me." (Revela-
tion 3:20)
"But they constrained him (Je-
sus) saying, Abide with us: for it
is toward evening, and the day is
far spent. And he went in to tarry
with them. And it came to pass,
as he sat at meat with them, he
took bread, and blessed it, and
brake, and gave to them. An their
eyes were opened and they knew
him." (Luke 24:29-31)
When Queen Victoria reigned
in England, she occasionally
would visit some of the humble
cottages of her subjects. One time
she entered the home of a widow
and stayed to enjoy a brief period
of Christian fellowship.
Later on, the poor woman was
taunted by her worldly neighbors.
"Granny, they said, "who's the
most honored guest you've ever
entertained in your home?" They
expected her to say it was Jesus,
for despite their constant ridicule
of her Christian witness, they rec-
ognized her deep spirituality. But
to their surprise she answered,
"The most honored guest I've
entertained is Her Majesty the
Queen."
"Did you say the Queen? Ah,
we caught you this time! How
about this Jesus you're always
talking about? Isn't He your most
honored guest?" Her answer was
definite and scriptural. "NO in-
deed! He's not a guest. HE LIVES
HERE!" Her hecklers were put to
silence. Our Daily Bread
Where does Jesus abide in
your life? Do you consider Him
only as a guest or is He more? He
would like to be more than guest
once or twice a week.
Is He knocking at your heart's
door?
Kebel College, Oxford, hous-
es the original painting by Hol-
man Hunt entitled "The Light of
the World." As the entire world
knows, the painting depicts Jesus,
a crowned and bejeweled figure,
standing outside a brier covered
door which has no latch handle,
a lighted lantern in one hand, the
other hand knocking gently for
admittance.
A father and his small son
were looking at the picture one
day, when the boy suddenly
asked: "Daddy, why don't they let
Him in?" Then before his dad had
time to reply, the lad answered
his own question: "I expect it is
because they live in the basement
and can't hear Him!"
Too many live in the base-
ments of life. That is, too many are
looking to the things of this world
to give and support their life and
liberty. I hope that we have seen
in the last months how well these
things are capable of supplying
those things.
This may explain why so many
ignore the "GOOD NEWS OF


CHRIST." Like the lad suggested,
they are living in the basement
(the world) and cannot hear the
Lord knocking.
Have you let Him in?
If you have not done so, then
ask yourself "WHY?" I can think
of no reason to leave Him knock-
ing at my heart's door. What ever
you do, don't let Him pass you by.
Please stop and think of how you
will feel when you learn the name
of the One knocking.
A few years ago the Prime Min-
ister of England stepped across
Downing Street with a friend,
who wanted some information
from one of the government of-
ficials. They entered the particu-
lar office, and on inquiring for
the head of the department, they
were curtly told to "wait" by an
insolent young clerk, who did not
even look up from his newspa-
per, and presently added an or-
der to "wait outside." When the
principal official returned, he was
thunderstruck to find the head of
the government sitting with his
friend on the steps of the stone
staircase. Equally surprised was
the clerk, when, to his dismay, he
learned by his dismissal the result
of careless insolence. 1000 Illus-
trations
He wishes to dine with you.
Ask Him into your heart and
He will feed your soul with life
giving bread. He is God's manna
(bread) for the soul. Jesus is
called the Bread of Life and He is
known in the breaking of bread
(fellowship). Those who open to
Him will find life.
Dr. Matthews, in his book
about Madagascar, where he
was for 30 years a missionary,
describes this native custom: The
prisoners were kept in chains, but
they had to earn their own living,
and were confined to prison only
during the night. On the days,
however, on which the Sovereign
appeared they were not allowed
to leave the prison; or if allowed
out on these days, at noon, be-
fore the Sovereign was to appear,
they had to return to prison, were
counted, and locked up.
Why? Because if one of those
criminals managed to hide him-
self, and them emerge from his
hiding place to gaze at and salute
the Sovereign, as she passed by,
wearing her diadem and beautiful
in the glory of her royal apparel,
he was a free man. Whatever his
crime had been, his chains were
at once struck off, for he had
looked on the Sovereign in her
beauty and saluted her, and no
one could do that and still remain
a prisoner. Rev. WW Landrum.
The application here is that
looking unto Jesus, our Sovereign,
as He spiritually passes by, one
who is condemned and bound by
sin can gain instant freedom from
the bondage of sin!
Friend, the hour is late, If He
is still knocking on your heart's
door, let Him in now. This could
be your last opportunity don't;
let Him pass!


Community Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 11
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. weekend noon meeting
open discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affili-
ated with any 12 step fellowships.

Monday, Jan. 12
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,



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Community Calendar... Cont.
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) N.A. Sickest Of The Sick open
discussion 7 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affili-
ated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. The
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at 863-467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
863-763-6952.
Flottilla 57 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Coast
Guard Auxiliary Station located at the entrance to Okeetantie on Road
78 on the second Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome to
come as a guest and inquire about membership. Watch the paper we
are planning a one day boat safety program in January 2009. Do get
your safe boating certification. Call to enroll for course or to inquire
about membership 863-763-0165.

Tuesday, Jan. 13
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Nowhere Left To Go
Group open discussion at noon. NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group open
discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is for women who are
hurting, homeless or have been abused. They meet on the first and
third Tuesday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. at First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., and on the second and fourth Tuesday of
every month from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. For more information call Donna Dean at 863-801-9201 or 863-
357-2106.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets the second
Tuesday of the month, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, lunch is provided. For information contact Jim Vensel at 863-
697-1792.
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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, Call Maureen Budjinski at 863-484-0110.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall 863-357-6729 or Betty Perera 863-467-
6808.
Al-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Amy at 863-
763-8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Brenda Nicholson at 863-467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 7:30 8 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, June Scheer at 863-634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863-763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets every second
Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For
information contact Jim Vensel at 863-697-1792.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers
Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line
863-801-9201 or 863-697-9718.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no
dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta
at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
be hosting God's Time -a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents
and their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants
during the class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call 863-357-3053.

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. Grapevine Group open
discussion 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.




Okeechobee News, Sunday, January 11, 2009 5


Builders Assoc. names new board


The Treasure Coast Builders
Association (TCBA) recently held
its annual Installation Banquet of
Officers at the Stuart Corinthian
Yacht Club in Stuart. Incoming
President Chris Sorenson of
WB. Brown had some positive
remarks to make during his ac-
ceptance speech. "Let me quote
some positive notes and statistics
for you. A few headlines for you
"Collapse of a major investment
house"........ "End of the "lever-
aged/credit era".......... "Middle
east investor buys major stake in
a U.S. Bank." These are painful
to hear again aren't they? Guess
what, these aren't from this year
or even last year. These are head-
lines from 1990 and 1991 and we
then proceeded to go on one of
the longest building booms in


history From 2000 to 2007 the
population increased by 20.5 mil-
lion people, that's approx. 2.92
million per year. New housing
units increased by only 11.5 mil-
lion units between the same time
periods or only 1.67 million units
per year. Looks like a short fall
of units to me. Currently hous-
ing production is at a low of only
about 500,000 to 550,000 units
this year. Keeping with the theme
there is a lighthouse out there for
all of us, it's called TCBA."
The installing officer was Past
President Wil Brown of WB.
Brown, grandfather of President
Chris Sorenson. Other new ex-
ecutive officers that were sworn
in included Greg Schlitt of Schlitt
Builders in Indian River County as
first Vice President; Cathy Barham


of Moneysaver Magazine in Martin
County as second Vice President;
Christina Kelleher of BidABuilder.
com in St. Lucie County as Sec-
retary and Elbert Batton of Lake
View Builders in Okeechobee
County as Treasurer.
Martin County Chapter board
members included chapter chair,
Eric Johnson of Eric Johnson
Construction; Michael Johnston
of S.P.S. Building Materials, Roy
Kraemer of Florida's Finest Con-
struction; Earnie Carrere of Car-
rere General Contractors; and
Bob Thomas of Rachlin Cohen &
Holtz.
St. Lucie County Chapter
board members are: chapter
chair, Beverly Berry of SunTrust;
Joe Ciaravino of Kolter Signature
Homes; Robert Ludlum of Aqua


Dimensions Plumbing; Brad Cur-
ry of Land Design South; and Jane
Rowley of Core Communities.
Indian River Chapter board
members consist of: chapter
chair, David Milton of Milton-
Hayes Construction; Robert Paugh
of Bill Bryant & Associates; David
Ederer of Navo Builders; Tony
Gervasio of Brite Future Electric
and Tracy Carroll of Twenty First
Century Design Build.
Okeechobee County Chapter
board members included chapter
chair, Cindy Hall of Cap Stone In-
dustries and Carl Shumate of The
Alarm Company.


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that supported Toys for Tots. Local Class of 2008 graduate Marines (back center) PFC.
Quinton Speed, PFC Ethan Abner, and PFC Eddie Furphy were among some of those
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2009, by The National Cornbread
Festival for its 13th Annual Cook-
Off, sponsored by Martha White
and Lodge Cast Iron.
Ten finalists will compete dur-
ing the National Cornbread Festi-
val and create their original corn-
bread specialties under the Big
Cook-Off Tent on April 25, 2009,
in South Pittsburg, Tenn. One
lucky winner will be chosen as
the reigning cornbread champion
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stainless steel gas range (a $2,500
value) from Five Star Profes-
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all over the world and some of
the most popular have been the
recipes with a Mexican, TexMex,
or Southwestern flair to them.
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In 2003, the trend began to
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Main Street Mixer
planned for Jan. 13
Okeechobee Main Street will
kick off the New Year with their
first monthly mixer of the new
year hosted by Raulerson Hospital
on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The January
mixer will be held at the Rauler-
son Company Care Office in the
blue top building just north of the
hospital at 1930 Hwy. 441 North.
Main Street Mixers are a night of
networking, refreshments, door
prizes and a chance for you to
win the Mega 50/50 at the end of
the year, so invite a friend and join
the fun.

AYCE breakfast
The Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W
Fifth St. will hold an all you can
eat (AYCE) breakfast on Sunday,
Jan. 11 from 8 until 11 a.m.
Breakfast is $5.

Hollywood Musicals at
the Library
Ian Nairnsey, Okeechobee's
own authority on musicals,
will present programs in Janu-
ary at the library at 6 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library
Meeting Room. Ian will talk about
the composers and their musicals
and play musical selections. These
programs are free and open to
the public: Tuesday, Jan. 13-Cole
Porter in Hollywood; Tuesday,
Jan. 20-Rodgers and Hart in Hol-
lywood; Tuesday, Jan. 27-Irving
Berlin in Hollywood. For more in-
formation call Jan Day (Fehrman)
at 863-357-9980.

Post office has unit
in Mid-Florida
Hardware store
The U.S. Postal Service has
opened a new Contract Postal
Unit (CPU) in Okeechobee in
Mid-Florida Hardware, 3803 U.S.
Highway 441 S. The CPU offers
postage for domestic and interna-
tional mail, insurance and certi-
fied mail. The hours of operation
are: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


at least one package of Martha
White Cornbread Mix using
Lodge Cast Iron cookware.
Entries must also include con-
testant's name, address, daytime
phone number, date of birth, and
name of grocery retailer.
To enter online, go to the
"Promotion and News" section


11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2009.
To enter by mail, send your
original recipe and complete
contact information on an 8
1/2 x 11-inch paper to: National
Cornbread Cook-Off 2009, 209
Seventh Avenue North, Nashville,
TN 37219. Mail-in entries must be
postmarked by Feb. 28, 2009, and


The Cook-Off grand champion
will win a $5,000 cash prize and
a 30-inch stainless steel gas range
(a $2,500 value) from Five Star
Professional Cooking Equipment,
a division of Brown Stove Works,
Inc., and special gifts from Martha
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Looking back ...
This photo from Okeechobee's past was probably taken in the 1930s. It shows the first
electric train on Seaboard Railroad. The photo was taken across from the Depot in
Okeechobee. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@newszap.com.


Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet on Wednesday,
Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m., in their of-
fice, 575 S.W 28th St. within the
New Endeavors School Building.
This meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For more information please
call Executive Director, Kay Begin
at the Coalition office at 863-462-
5877.

Round Table
Discussion planned
Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. until
noon the Okeechobee County
Planning and Development De-
partment will hold a Round Table
Discussion at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98
North. There is no charge for the
event. It will be an open forum
for contractors and citizens con-
cerning the Building department.
Bring your questions, concerns,
comments, and suggestions. For
more information 863-763-5548.
Please RSVP by Jan. 12.

Early Learning
Coalition meets
Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin & Okeecho-
bee Counties, Inc. Okeechobee
County Provider/Advisory Council
Meeting will be Wednesday, Jan.
14, at noon at the American Red
Cross, 323 North Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee. The Bylaws/Per-
sonnel Committee will meet at 2
p.m.

Fancy ME! (machine
embroidery) meeting
If you have an embroidery ma-
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, please
join us at our next meeting. It will
be held on Saturday, Jan. 17,
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the
Red Cross classroom, 323 N. Par-
rott Avenue. Bring your machine
and lunch for a fun-filled day. We
will be doing machine applique
so bring your design and material
needed for that design. For more
information please call Joan at
863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-
2231.


Raulerson Hospital
presents "Ladies
Health Day"
On Jan. 20, from noon until 1
p.m., a "Ladies Health Day" lun-
cheon will take place at Indian
River State College in the Raul-
erson Hospital Auditorium. The
Raulerson Hospital Auditorium
is located in the new Williamson
Conference and Education Cen-
ter at 2229 N.W Ninth Avenue at
IRSC. The guest Raulerson Hospi-
tal staff physicians will be James
Bradfield M.D., Board Certified
Gynecologist, Albert Bravo M.D.,
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
and Internal Medicine, and Philip
Moyer M.D., board Certified Gen-
eral/Vascular Surgeon and Diplo-
mate American Board of General
Surgery. The seminar will cover
many of the new gynecology and
health care services that are now
being offered for women of all
ages and the new "State of the
Art" surgical procedures that are
opening up regularly at the hos-
pital. Reservations are required.
Please R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at
863-824 2702. Only 100 seats are
available for this event.

Small business 'start
up' seminar set
Small Business Development
Center of Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity will present, "Frequently
asked questions of starting a
business" on Thursday, Jan. 22,
from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Okeecho-
bee County Library. There is no
cost to attend the class, but res-
ervations are recommended. The
seminar will answer common
questions and focus on helping
new and hopeful business own-
ers to take the next step.
Call Sean Moore to reserve
your seat at: 863-517-0097 or
email him at spmoore@fgcu.
edu.

Women of the Moose
to host yard sale
Women of the Moose from
Moose Lodge on Highway 78
West in Buckhead Ridge will host
their annual yard and bake sale
on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15
and 16. For more information,
please call 863-763-2250


Safe Boating Class
planned
Flotilla 5-7 U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary would like to invite all
boaters to attend a one-day Safe
Boating Class. It is required by
the State of Florida, that anyone
21 years and under who oper-
ates a vessel powered by 10 hp
or more must pass an approved
Safe Boating Course. The course
will be held on Jan. 24, at the
Flotilla Building at Okee-Tantie
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Seating
is limited so advanced registration
is required. Coffee and lunch will
be provided. For information and
registration call 863-763-0165 or
863-610-2433.

Benefit yard sale
planned
Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale
at Tractor Supply Parking Lot on
Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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South Elementary winter carnival was a success


South Elementary Wishes ev-
eryone a Happy New Year!
South Elementary staff and
parents would like to thank those
individuals who donated their
time. All the volunteers who
worked in the booths or other
events during the Winter Carnival
made it a success. The volunteers
included: Ken Kenworthy, Frank
Coker, Johanna Kenworthy, Wen-
dy Coker, Pam Bales, Bob Bales,
Mike Wolski, Tami Ward, Abby
Lozano, Sam Kenworthy, Victoria
Aguirre, Darren and Heather Hot-
mire, Olga Santos, Cheryl Kirton,
Luz Maria Hernandez, Kimberly
Marquette, Dawn Huddleston,
Stacy Collins, Travis Brown, Ma-
ria Garcia, Holly Branch, Brittney
Nichols, Lauren Fusco, Steve and
Pete Kotula, Phillip Woerner, Joe
Dryden and Joe's Hay Sales.
Thank you also to the busi-
nesses and individuals who do-
nated food for the Winter Carni-
val as well as They include: Beef
O'Brdays, Dairy Queen, Arby's,
David Hazelief, Donut Connec-
tion, Shannon Martin, Burger
King, Superior Water, Los Cocos,
Taco Bell. Publix, Winn-Dixie.


Mike's, Winn Dixie, Mosquito
Creek, Subway, Law Office of
Cassels and McCall, Rhoden chil-
dren, CJ Wholesale, Dominoes,
and Brahman Theater.
Thank you to Wal-Mart for a
cash donation.
Thanks to the entire staff of
South Elementary and their fami-
lies who always put in many hours
to create the winter wonderland
inside the courtyard. Thank you
again to everyone who brought in
cakes, cookies or other treats for
the Goodie Walk, brought in baby
food jars or volunteered their
time. Not every name is turned in
but the PTO wants to thank every-
one for all of the assistance.
Students who earned Student
of the Month recognition for De-


Pic 11
Submitted photo/SES
Carnival goers choose ducks from the Duck Pond during the
Winter Carnival at South Elementary.


Students of the Week
The South Elementary students recognized as Student of the
Week from their class for the week ending Jan. 9, are Carlos
Delacruz, Kendrick Forlifer, Gavin Cashwell, Skylynn DiRus-
so, Henaysia Ancrum, Jamaica Henry, Britney Whipple, Ja-
cob Aldridge, Sarah Heaton, Ashley Travieso, De'Nitrik Whit-
taker, Hunter Bryant, Leslie Calzada, Maya Kneidel, Joanna
Rhymes, Koby Chapman, Colton Goggans, Nelly Almanza,
Austin Spano, and Ra'Shin Williams.


cember included: Aliany Garcia,
Xander Blackwood, Yesenia Leon,
Jay Krall, Matthew Arnall, Josie
Carter, Dillon Hill, Janixza Lopez,
Jesus DeNova, Anselmo Garcia,
Logan Etherton, Rainne Kasik,
Noah Torres, Cristian Rios, Jenni-
fer Center, Bailie Shurley, Brittany
Snow, Nathan Center, Maricela
Bucio, and Caitlin Sheffield.
Third graders at South are
learning about how to make real-
istic, attainable goals. To kick-off
the new year, they wrote academ-
ic goals and made a toast. Spar-
kling grape juice made the event
exciting and fun. Students will
keep their goals in a place where
they'll see them often and have
an opportunity to reflect on them
later in the year.
Third grade is also learning
about rocks and minerals. This
year we are planning a field-trip to
the Ft. Drum Crystal Mine! Third-
Grade Rocks!
Second graders have been
studying about money in their
mathematics class. They are
learning to count and add coins.
Now that they have learned all
about money, they are going out
into the community to see how
to apply what they have learned.
Two of the classes will visit Riv-
erside Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 13,


two on Thursday, Jan. 15 and one
second grade and Mrs. Ward's
class on Friday, Jan. 16. Students
will walk to Riverside bank.
Report Cards will be sent home
on Monday, Jan. 12. Awards for
fourth grade students will be on
Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 8:30 a.m. and
third grade Awards will be at 9:30.
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, second
grade awards will be at 8:30, first
grade at 9:15 and Kindergarten at
10.
Friday, Jan. 16, is Camouflage
day. Students who wear camou-
flage will count toward the Spirit
Day count. The class in each
grade level with the most partici-
pants earns the privilege of having
the Spirit Stick outside their class-
room, demonstrating they have
the most school spirit in their
grade level. Students are counted
toward the classroom total if they
wear a South Elementary school
shirt or the special clothing for
that day, if applicable. Students
and teachers enjoy earning the
Spirit stick and sometimes you
will see them carrying it through
the hallways or out to car or bus
pick-up.
There will not be any school
on Monday, Jan. 19, in obser-
vance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
Birthday.


Yearling Middle School offers tutoring


Yearling Middle School offers a
morning and an after school tuto-
rial program.
The after school tutorial pro-
gram operates two days a week
from 3:40 until 5 (Tuesday and
Thursday). Parents must provide
their own transportation for the
after school tutorial. The tutorial
program began on Tuesday, Sept.
9.
The morning tutorial operates
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day from 7:10-8:20. Transporta-
tion will be provided. The tutorial
also began on September 9.
Please contact Dylan Tedders
at Yearling Middle School 863-
462-5056 for more information.
Information Hotline
Yearling Middle School offers
an Information Hotline to assist
students and parents. As of right
now, parents and students will
be able to call the Information
Hotline at 863-462-5066 and lis-
ten to their work assignments for
the day or week. Please call our
school office if the Information
Hotline seems incorrect or if you
do not have a particular teacher's
number.


PTO Meeting
Please join us for our Third
PTO Meeting of the year on Tues-
day, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Li-
brary. We will be discussing plans
for the year and explaining to par-
ents the current grade promotion
requirements. For more informa-
tion, contact Andrea Mitchum at
863-462-5056.
Basketball
Please join us for our remain-
ing basketball games of the sea-
son. We have a home game on
Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 4:30 and 6
p.m. Our final game is at Osceola
Middle on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Please come out and support our
teams!
Yearling Middle School has
selected sixth grade social stu-


dents teacher Jenni Melear as our
Teacher of the Year. As a master
teacher at Yearling Middle School,
Jenni is a bastion of knowledge
which inspires all those around
her. By setting high values for
herself, she attains a standard of
true leadership in our school. She
cares about her students and fel-
low teachers in our school and
this is evident in her work ethic.
Jenni is a true student of the
art of teaching. She brings a cre-
ative flair to the middle school
classroom by designing lessons
and projects that are both engag-
ing and entertaining. The students
in her class are perpetually chal-
lenged and motivated daily. She
creates an atmosphere of mutual
respect in her classroom which is
favorable to learning.
School Related Employee
of the Year


Yearling Middle School has
chosen Principal's Secretary
Nancy Yates as the School Relat-
ed Employee of the Year. As the
Principal's Secretary at Yearling
Middle School, Nancy is respon-
sible for the main office business.
By setting high standards of pro-
fessionalism, she is able to assist
all customers with sincere car-
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Middle School know that Nancy is
the person to contact if they are
in need.
Because Nancy is detail ori-
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problems before they escalate.
She is routinely proactive in her
daily work which adds to her
efficient performance. Nancy
handles all of her customers with
warmth, consideration and a
friendly smile.


Submitted photo/SES
Mr. Mike Wolski, husband of instructional paraprofessional
Sue Wolski, gives children a Train Ride during the Winter
Carnival. This was a new ride for South Elementary's Carni-
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Seminole students try Literacy First


Seminole Elementary School
students are now participating
in the Literacy First Process. Lit-
eracy First is a comprehensive
research based process which in-
cludes: Phonological Awareness,
Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary,
Comprehension Skills, Strategic
Reading Tools, and Metacogni-
tive Processes (the students can
prove the answer is correct and
be able to state the process used
to acquire the answer). Literacy
First is designed to improve your
child's ability to read and under-
stand what is written. This ability
dramatically impacts your child's
potential for success in school
and later in life.
Teachers will be participating
in Literacy First training for a to-
tal of three years. They will learn
and implement new instructional
practices designed to encourage
and motivate students to take

FWC moves

forward on

improving

state's hunting

quota system
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
recently directed staff to proceed
with developing a new set of rules
to improve the state's regulation of
hunting on wildlife management
areas.
Recommended rule changes
to the Wildlife Management Area
(WMA) Quota Hunt Permit Program
include making quota permits non
transferable, adding new '-.,l.
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for the types of hunts.
After hearing input from mobili
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public, the Commission also direct
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These new rules will be considered
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an active role in their education.
These strategies will help students
develop and enhance the skills
necessary to become a more suc-
cessful reader.
Thank you for taking an active
role in the education of your child
by encouraging him or her to read
for at least 20 minutes each night.
Here are two other ways you can
help at home:


Reading Aloud is
Important
It's never too late to read to
children, no matter what his/her
age is. Hearing books read aloud
increases attention spans and
develops vocabulary. Reading to-
gether keeps parents and children
close. Here are some tips on mak-
ing read-aloud time successful.
Keep it short. Try five or ten
minutes at first, and then gradu-
ally increase the time. Short chap-
ters that are full of action can help
capture your child's attention.
Offer a variety. Share an in-
teresting magazine article, letter,
recipe, or brochure. Don't forget
about poems. Try these Shel Sil-
verstein books: Where the Side-
walk Ends, Sing a Song of Pop-
corn, and Every Child's Book of
Poems.
Recycle favorites. Read-


alouds are a perfect time to revisit
your or your child's old favorites.
Share the spotlight. Let your
child choose a book for you to
read. You may learn more about
your child's interests or have a
chance to discuss important top-
ics, like fitting in at school or han-
dling a loss.
When reading aloud, children
hear strong models of good, fluent
English-improving their reading,
speaking, and writing skills. Lis-
tening to stories helps to develop
children's imaginations-boost-
ing creativity and thinking skills.

Learning with
Newspapers
Did you know your child can
improve reading, writing, and
research skills using the newspa-
per? Try these simple games:
1. Cut out pictures and cap-


Submitted photo/Seminole Elementary School
Students in Mrs. Freeman's Seminole Elementary School first grade classroom use the Lit-
eracy First strategies she taught them to comprehend information they gather on the comput-
er. Literacy First is a comprehensive research based process which includes: Phonological
Awareness, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary, Comprehension Skills, Strategic Reading Tools,
and Metacognitive Processes. Literacy First is designed to improve a child's ability to read
and understand what is written. For more on the program, see article above.


Submitted photo/Seminole Elementary School
Mr. Brian Greseth, the principal at Seminole Elementary School, has completed Literacy First
training. You can often find him in classrooms, either walking through or stopping to teach
for a moment or two.


tions from several papers. Put the
pictures in one bag and the cap-
tions in another. Then challenge
your child to match each caption
to its picture. For fun, try writing
new captions and see how they
compare to the originals.
2. Use the newspaper as a gi-
ant word search. Ask your child


to look for words from something
he/she has been studying. For ex-
ample, how many words related
to food can you find?
3. Before your next shopping
trip, send your child on a scav-
enger hunt. Ask him/her to find
advertisements for some of the
items you will purchase.


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January 5 and 6, 2(
Cows
Breaking $49.50
Cutter $44.00
Canner $29.00


Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000


Calves
Cows
Str
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total

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150-200
200-250


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400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650

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150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450


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


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107-117
101-115
95-107
90-104
85-97
80-89

Steers
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84-93 the form of much higher prices
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75-83 good steers were from $.90 to
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80-100 65-83

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Auctions 105
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160




BLACK MIX DOG female,
orange collar, found vic of
Glades Elem School
(863)674-1224 to identify

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LIVE IN COMPANION In sen-
ior community, pool, club
house, private rm w/bath,
non smoker (863)763-2990
ROOMMATE WANTED $550
monthly all utilities and cable
included. (863)634-4102
Tall Guy- Secure, Semi-Re-
tired, 60, To meet Attractive
Gal or Couples for Dining,
Traveling, etc. (863)946-3123
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230






0

GIS TECHNICIAN
Lykes Bros. Inc. has an im-
mediate opening for a GIS
(Geographic Information
Systems) Technician at their
Brighton Ranch Office.
Qualified applicants must
have at least 2 years experi-
ence using Windows, Micro-
soft Office and ESRI
computer platforms, includ-
ing ArcGIS. Knowledge of
legal descriptions and sur-
veying principles is pre-
ferred. This position will
assist the GIS Manager in
establishing and maintaining
databases for the GIS sys-
tem including creating, up-
dating and maintaining
information in GIS format,
researching and interpreting
information and identifying
material needed for GIS da-
tabases.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers com-
petitive wages and benefit
package including Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life AD&D
and LTD insurance, 401(K)
Savings Plan plus paid vaca-
tion and holidays.
Qualified applicants should
email their resume to:
lovda.rivera(
lvkesranch.com
fax to (863) 763-6159 or
apply in person at the
Brighton Ranch office
located at 106 SW CR
721, Okeechobee, Fl.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal
Employment Opportunity
Employer / Drug Free Work-
place, M/F/D/V.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


Store Manager Okeechobee, FL

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is seeking
an experienced retail store manager. Must
have valid FL DL w/accept driving record for
ins. under co. policy, auto ins $31,783/yr.
We offer exc. ben. (Medical, dental, vision,
403b, 24 days of PTO/yrly, FSA, life & more).
Download application packet @
www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org
& fax to ATTN: HR Dept @
(561) 848-1475 EOE M/F/D/V


CDL DRIVERS
NEEDED


7' U


Private School One on One
Tractor Trailer Training @ IRCC.
No exp. req'd. Job Placement.
Earn $35,000 $50,000 +
benefits. 866-832-7243
www.sageschools.com

HBI is currently recruiting for a
Part-Time Employment Specialist.
Will provide job placement and case management services to
youth and young adults enrolled in vocational education pro-
gram. Will assist with developing student's employability
skills, network for job opportunities, and coordinate social
service needs before and after job placement. BA/BS in a re-
lated field required and at least two years related experience
with excellent communication skills.
All candidates must be able to satisfy an extensive background
screening. E-mail resume and cover letterto jobs@hbi.org or
fax to 202-266-8948. Visit www.hbi.org for more details.
EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


-ADON-
Assistant Director of
Nurses. 2 years LTC
supervisory experi-
ence. We are a 120
bed Non-Profit SNF,
& offer excellent
salary and recruit-
ment bonus. Benefits
include health and
dental insurance,
PTO, salary bonuses
and more. apply, in
confidence to:
Rick Castillo CHRO
Glades Health
Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy
Pahokee, Fla 33476
(352) 376-8821
ext 208
rcastillo@
floricare.net
*A GREAT
PLACE TO WORK*

HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST

Lincare. leading national res-
piratory company seeks
Healthcare Specialist. Re-
sponsibilities: Disease Man-
agement Program, clinical
evaluations, equipment set-
up & education. Be the doc-
tor's eyes in the home
setting. RN, RRT, CRT li-
censed as applicable. Great
personality with strong work
ethic needed. Competitive
salary, benefits & career
paths. Drug Free Workplace,
EOE. Please fax resume to
Angel, 863-763-5191 or call
(863)763-7337


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425
License# 5698 Ѧ


PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNICIAN

Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate
opening for a Precision Agriculture Technician. This
position will be responsible for assisting with the im-
plementation, configuration and adoption of precision
agriculture concepts and to install and maintain perti-
nent equipment. Primary duties include soil and leaf
tissue field data collection, analysis and reporting, the
generation of application maps for variable rate nutri-
ent and soil amendment applications, assisting with
yield and crop estimation data collection and the up-
dating and maintenance of GIS data files. Qualified
applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in agri-
cultural, natural or mathematical sciences, the ability
to understand GIS data collection techniques; fluency
with basic computer operations including MS Excel,
Work and Access plus the ability to understand, trou-
bleshoot and repair complex technical installations
such as is found in computer guided VRT applicators.

Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive
wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life AD & D and LTD insurance, 401(k) Sav-
ings Plan plus paid vacation and holidays. Qualified
applicants should email their resume to rich.hether-
ton@lvkes.com, fax to (863)465-1672 or apply in
person at the Lake Placid office.

Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employ-
ment Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace,
M/F/D/V.


? NEED HELP?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Car-
pentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775





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PERSON.


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



RINGER WASHER-Antique, in
working order. $100 Firm
(863)467-4449


RECLAIM THE
GARAGE! CLEAN OUT
THE CLOSETS!
STOP PAYING FOR
MINI-STORAGE!

A SUPERIOR SHED
WILL MAKE IT EASY
FORYOU IN 2009!

INSTANT APPROVALS
WE FINANCE AND
DELIVER YOUR SHED

(863)983-8106


COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-3650
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT
TRESS Kenkopad, cost
$400 new, will take $100,
like new (772)971-9474





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.










EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474


WOOLEY SHED 14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg. (863)697-3108


RED HEALER PUPPIES: Males
& Females. Shots/Wormed.
Ready to go! $250. 561-
718-1212 or 863-763-3631
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to go!
(863)467-0218


SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456


WANTED: non-working medi-
cal scooters. (863)610-
1120


Christian Books,

Bibles and Videos

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


Ioues-Ie


* Key West I/I Furnished Cottage Dade County Pine Hardwood
Floors adorable wrap around porch on Taylor Creek
Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek 2bd/lba, fully furnished, washer
dryer. Huge fenced in backyard-Concrete boat ramp.

& W;I{R AI "'I' l 0 IIbI d H I BW -19' [lf i VA
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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



IN TOWN 2/2 very clean,
w/d, lawn maint included,
$800 + $300 sec. Call
(863) 634-3572
STUDIO APT Furn, full bath &
kit, use of deck/boat house
for small boat, heated pool,
incl elec/cable $850 mo.,
Seasonal. Suitable for retir-
ees. 863-357-1566
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205


KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs., etc. $725
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W&D incld,
$800/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. (863)467-5965
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA1BR
$650 + electric. Annual
lease. Also avail for short
term seasonal rental 215-
359-7779


BASSWOOD '05, CBS, 3/2
on 37th, fenced yard, all tile,
$900/mo (561)662-9644
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
Ancient Oaks, 2/1,55+ com-
munity, new stove, new
fridge,
52" TV, Annually $650/mo.
Seasonal $900 mo.
(772)708-1198 Iv msg
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
orch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
1200/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/mo
(863)634-5236
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba,
Clean. Great neighborhood.
1201 SE 8th Dr., $950. mo.
+ Sec. dep. (863)634-1554
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
In Town- spacious 3/1, fenced
backyard, with shed, $800
month, 1st, last & security.
Call 863-467-7838 or
239-989-8892
KINGS BAY 2/2/1, 2000
CBS, W/D, Pool, Tennis,
lawn maint incl., non-smok-
er, 863-801-9163, $900 mo
OAK PARK 2/1 CBS, W&D,
fenced yard. $795 mo. Iv
msg (863)634-8757


When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

^^ - I


TREASURE ISLAND 1981
SWMH 2/1, Fully furn, beau-
tiful lot, $67,000 Preferred
Properties, Debra Pinson
863-801-9163
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



SPENCER TENN-3.9 ACRES In
Hawk's Bluff Subdivision,
Best Bluff lot available lot
154 go to www.visit-
land.com for more info.
$102.500 (561)743-2093


Mobile Homes



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


$30,000! Small, RUN-DOWN CABIN For Sale on 40x60'
LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT, SE 125th Trail, Close
tol5-B Call 863-634-7756 or 863-634-7490
* Pine Ridge Park Vacant Lot, 80x100 for Home or MH, Asking
$15,000, MAKE OFFER 863-34-7490 or 863-634-7756
Lake-Access Waterfront Lot behind Sun Trust @ 309 SE 8th
ST. Make Reasonable offer! 863-634-7490 or 863-634-7756
* FOR RENT! 2/1 with enclosed garage, C/A/H, Nice Yard, Great
Neighborhood, 1009 SW8th ST, $850 Month (incl. yard
maint.) First & Security Will negotiate! 863-763-109


OKEE- 2/1 CBS by 15B
furnished, carpeting, new
a/c,
enclosed porch, with W/D.
Shed, $875/mo inclds water
(786) 201-0306
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $925 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-
8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. Lazy 7 area.
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible rentersw/refs. Re-
duced $1000/mo+ Dep only
needed (863)634-9139
SW SECTION 2/2, Fenced,
W/D, $750. Mo, $1600 to
move in 907 SW 2nd Ave
(863)634-0512


MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incl $125. wk.
$125. Sec dep (863)946-0355


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




F r a o I





Okechbe


BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent: 2/1 apartment. Unit
newly remodeled. Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian
Ranch. Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed. No Pets! $495 Move in
special. M-F (863)467-2982
DOUBLE WIDE 2br, 2ba Canal
front. New flooring though-
out. No pets. $675 mo., +
sec.dep. (561)743-4331
DOUBLEWIDE 2/2 Unfur-
nished mobile home, screen
porch in quiet neighborhood.
Call (863)634-7231
KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES -
2/1, 2 Car garage, $500 MO
+ dep. Dep negotiable.
(863)467-8062
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 57th Dr., $55K or
$700/mth. 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
OKEECHOBEE-2Bd/1.5 ba,
Central Heat & Air, Screen
room, $600 mo. Will lease
with option @ $55,000.
(863)634-3451
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot- $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 57th Dr., $55K or
$700/mth. 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
OKEECHOBEE Db Wide, on
canal, elec boat lift, Ig at-
tached Util Room, Ig Util
shed, golf car, furnished, Exc
cond., 1307 S Parrot, #40,
Riverbend Mob Home Pk,
(217)652-1238
WATERFRONT Neer Okee-
tantie, Furn 2/1 Like New 24
x 55 Park Model, Screen
room, 40 x 24 Covered Car
port, Dock & Small Deck
$125.000 Negotiable
(859)771-9343


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of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!
ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com



Recreation Automobiles



Boats 3005 Automobiles 4005
Campers/RVs 3010 Autos Wanted 4010
Jet Skiis 3015 Classic Cars 4015
Marine Accessories 3020 Class rcia rcs 4015
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 Commercal Trucks 20
Motorcycles 3030 Constru on
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 Equipmegn Cars 4030
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Im k1ITII Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft. w/ Sport Utility 4055
Trailer. $300 FIRM Tractor Trailers 4060
(863)763-0812 Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070
One man's trash is Vans 4070
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash -lf K
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
in th e classfied s EZ GO Used, Good condition,
i charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en- S i
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs, DODGE DURANGO SLT -
best offer gets it. can see at 2001, Magnum V8, Leather
4012 SW 11th way-0kee interior, 7 passenger (3rd
$9,999(863)634-5487 seat), Dual A/C $2850
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 (863)697-2724
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678



YAMAHA BANSHEE 2000, 4
Wheeler, lots of upgraded
arts, also have spare parts. RED G A
4000 Neg. 863-781-1358 A U
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
RFQ: 6000000213
The Review Panel of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, will review contractor re-
sponses to RFQ 600000213 for qualifications to a District construction contractors
pool; South Florida Water Management District Construction Projects. Official public
meetings regarding this RFQ are scheduled as follows:
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sawgrass Conf
Rm, 2301 Centre Park West Dr., Suite 150, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Panel Discussion (additional date if needed): Friday, January 23, 2009 8:00
AM-2:00 PM, Sawgrass Conf Rm, 2301 Centre Park West Dr., Suite 150, West
Palm Beach, FL 33409
For directions, please call Lori Whittaker at (561) 242-5520 (x4090). All public
meetings will be held at the dates, times, and locations referenced above. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Procurement Department, PO. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida,
33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may con-
tact the District Cler (561) 682-2087, at least two business days in advance of the
meeting to make appropriate arrangements. Should one or more members of the
evaluation committee need to attend any of the meetings by means of communica-
tion media technology (CMT), the meetings will be teleconference at the dates,
times, locations and conference rooms referenced above. For more information,
please contact Cathy Richards, Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-2813.
307323 ON 1/11/09

NOTICE OF SALE
Pursuant to FL ST 713.585, Auto Lien & Recovery Experts w/Power of Attorney, will
sell the following vehicles to the highest bidder to satisfy lien. All auctions held
with reserve, as iswhere is, Cash or Certified funds. Inspect 1 week prior at lienor
facility. Interested parties call 954-893-0052.
Sale date 02-05-09 @ 10:00 am at Lienors Facility.
Auction will occur where each vehicle is located under License AB0000538. Be ad-
vised that owner or lienholder has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date
of sale by filing with Clerk of Courts. Owner/lienholder may recover vehicle with-
out instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond as per FL ST 559.917; 25%
buyer premium additional Net proceeds in excess of lien amount will be deposited
with the Clerk of Court.
25% BUYERS PREMIUM
#OKEE773 lien amt $4129.05 2005 Volkswagen 4D Vin#3VWDT71K95M645457
Lienor: LEHMAN AUTO BODY, INC., 265 US HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE
AUTO LIEN & RECOVERY EXPERTS, INC.
PO Box 813578, Hollywood, FL 33081-0000
(954) 893-0052
307200 ON 1/11/09


Okeechobee County District Schools. Lunch Breakfast Grab
menus for the week ofJan. 12-19: of milk


Elementary School
Monday, Jan. 12:
Breakfast: Glazed French toast, assorted cereal,
EL Y/MC stk second choice breakfast, breakfast Grab
n go #1 Monday, fruit juice break fresh fruit, milk.
Lunch entrees: Chicken nuggets, honeywheat
rolls, egg roll with fried rice, yogurt, fruit and cheese
plate, fresh fruit, fruit juice, baked beans, mandarin
orange sections, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
Breakfast: Yogurt and muffin, assorted cereal,
EL Y/M/C stk, second choice breakfast, breakfast
Grab n go #2, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk
Lunch entrees: Spaghetti with meat sauce,
garlic breadsticks, corn dog nuggets, Chef salad,
fresh fruit, fruit juice, seasoned corn, chilled peach
es, tossed salad, choice of milk
Wednesday, Jan. 14:
Breakfast: Chicken patty/biscuit, assorted cere
al, EL Y/M/C stk, second choice breakfast, breakfast
Grab n go #3, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk
Lunch entrees: Chicken and yellow rice, hon
ey wheat roll, deli turkey on a bun, yogurt fruit and
cheese plate, fresh fruit, fruit juice, broccoli florets
with lemon, fruit with gelatin, tossed salad, choice
of milk.
Thursday, Jan. 15:
Breakfast: Sausage bagel, assorted cereal, EL
Y/M/C stk second choice breakfast, breakfast Grab n
go #4, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk, Lunch
entrees: Chili con came and beans, cheddar gold
fish, hot ham and cheese sandwich, Chef salad,
fresh fruit, fruit juice, savory green beans, apple
sauce, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Friday, Jan. 16:
Breakfast: Breakfast sausage pizza, assorted
cereal, EL Y/M/C stk, second choice breakfast,


1 d I', fresh fruit, choice


Lunch entrees: Cheese stuffed crust pizza-
pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, baked potato, chili/
cheese, yogurt, fruit and cheese plate, tuna salad
plate, fresh fruit, fruit juice, baby carrots with dress
ing, fruit cocktail, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Monday, Jan. 19:
No School Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
observed.

Middle School
Monday, Jan. 12:
Breakfast: Glazed French toast, assorted cereal,
ELY/MC stk second choice breakfast, breakfast Grab
n go #1 Monday, fruit juice break fresh fruit, milk.
Lunch entrees: Chicken nuggets, honeywheat
rolls, egg roll with fried rice, yogurt fruit and cheese
plate, pizza basket, fresh fruit, fruit juice, baked
beans, mandarin orange sections, tossed salad,
choice of milk.
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
Breakfast: Yogurt and muffin, assorted cereal,
EL Y/M/C stk, second choice breakfast, breakfast
Grab n go #2, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch entrees: Spaghetti with meat sauce,
garlic breadsticks, corn dog nuggets, Chef salad, tur
key sub Grab n go, fresh fruit, fruit juice, seasoned
corn, chilled peaches, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Wednesday, Jan. 14:
Breakfast: Chicken patty/biscuit, assorted cere
al, EL Y/M/C stk, second choice breakfast, breakfast
Grab n go #3, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch entrees: Chicken and yellow rice,
honey wheat roll, deli turkey on a bun, yogurt fruit
and cheese plate, pizza basket, fresh fruit, fruit juice,
broccoli florets with lemon, fruit with gelatin, tossed
salad, choice of milk.
Thursday, Jan. 15:
Breakfast: Sausage bagel, assorted cereal, EL
Y/M/C stk second choice breakfast, breakfast Grab n


go #4, fruit juice, fresh fruit, choice of milk,
Lunch entrees: Chili con came with beans,
cheddar goldfish, hot ham and cheese sandwich,
Chef salad, ham and cheese sub Grab n go, fresh
fruit, fruit juice, green beans, applesauce, tossed
salad, choice of milk.
Friday, Jan. 15:
Breakfast: Egg with ham and cheese casse
role, assorted cereal, sec/adu breakfast Grab n go
#5, fresh fruit, fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch entrees: Cheese stuffed crust pizza and
pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, baked potato, chili
cheese, tuna salad plate, cheeseburger basket, fresh
fruit, fruit juice, baby carrots with dressing, fruit
cocktails, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Monday, Jan. 19:
No School- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ob
served.

Freshman Campus and New

Endeavor
Monday, Jan. 12:
Lunch entrees: Chicken nuggets, honey
wheat rolls, egg roll with fried rice, yogurt fruit and
and cheese plate, pizza basket, chicken fingers and
toes, fresh fruit, fruit juice, baked beans, mandarin
orange sections, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
Lunch entrees: Spaghetti with meat sauce,
garlic breadsticks, corn dog nuggets, Chef salad, tur
key sub Grad n go, macho nacho meal, fresh fruit,
fruit juice, seasoned corn, chilled peaches, tossed
salad, choice of milk.
Wednesday, Jan. 14:
Lunch entrees: Chicken and yellow rice,
honey wheat rolls, deli turkey on a bun, Chef salad,
pizza basket, hot wings basket, fresh fruit, fruit juice,
broccoli florets with lemon, fruit with gelatin, tossed
salad, choice of milk.


Students of the Week
On Thursday, Jan. 8, Okeechobee Freshman Campus assistant principal, Matt Koff, drew names to deter-
mine the most recent Top 12 students for the 2008-2009 school year. The students were entered into the
drawing if they received five positive signatures in the last three weeks. The winning students from the
class of 2012 received a book or t-shirt and candy.
In the top row from left to right are: Diego Fonseca, Carly Enfinger, Kiesha Cleckley, Amber Holbert, Yahara
Cordova. Bottom row L-R Mrs. Sills, Kelsi Brown, Erika Klingler, Abagail Queen, Sarah Hawthorne.
Not pictured are: Travis Mauldin, Abigail Robledo, Dallas Parker.


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Thursday, Jan. 15:
Lunch entrees: Shepherd's Pie, country style
biscuit, hot ham and cheese sandwich, Chef salad,
ham and cheese sub Grab n go, Caribbean porkwith
rice and beans, fresh fruit, fruit juice, green beans,
fruit with gelatin, tossed salad, choice of milk
Friday, Jan. 16:
Lunch entrees: Cheese stuffed crust, pepper
oni stuffed crust pizza, baked potato, chili cheese,
tuna salad plate, cheeseburger, basket, chicken with
potato bowl, fresh fruit, fruit juice, baby carrots with
dressing, fruit cocktail, tossed salad, choice of milk.
Monday, Jan. 19:
No school Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
observed.

High School
Monday, Jan. 12:
Lunch entree: Baja chicken DS#1, chicken
fingers and toes, deli sub Grab n go, Chef salad,
hamburger basket.
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
Lunch entree: OHS DS #2, Shepherd's Pie,
chicken with potato bowl, ham sandwich Grab n go,
chicken Caesar salad, meatball sub basket.
Wednesday, Jan. 14:
Lunch entree: OHS DS #3 Caribbean bowl,
hot wing basket meal, tuna sandwich Grab n go,
Chef salad, Macho nacho meal.
Thursday, Jan. 15:
Lunch entree: OHS DS #4 Spaghetti meal,
chicken sandwich basket, turkey sub Grab n go,
chicken Caesar salad, cheeseburger basket.
Friday, Jan. 16:
Lunch entree: Pizza basket, chicken nugget
basket, barbecue pork sub Grab n go, tuna salad
plate, fish sandwich basket meal.
Monday, Jan. 19:
No school Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
observed.



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PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008-CP-240
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Ida L. Harer,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ida L.
Harer, deceased, whose date of death
was November 15th, 2008, and whose
social security number is
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Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
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FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
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other persons having claims or de-
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FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
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The date of first publication of this notice
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CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-000001
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTLEY B. SPENCER,
Deceased
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Wrestlers win 100th victory for Jahner


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Tony Bowers (left) got out of this hold but lost on points in
the south fork meet.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
South Fork took it on the chin
Thursday night as Okeechobee
High School grapplers earned
Coach Bruce Jahner the 100th
victory of his coaching career in
the Okeechobee gymnasium in
a dual meet.
Donny Bush 98th career win,
a pin over Joey Minaya, high-
lighted the evening as Okeecho-
bee continued to see success
with their wrestling program.
Bush improved to 98-14 in his
career with the easy victory.
Other winners included
Kenny Webb who pinned Matt
Wisehoff at 119 pounds. Josh
Gruber won by pin fall over
Brandon Singleton. Vance Wilk-
erson pinned Joel Leon in the
130 pound match. Tyler Hayes


won on points over Tyler O'Shea
in the 160 pound match.
The Brahmans travelled to
the Steadwell/Grow memorial
tournament in Port St. Lucie last
week and finished 12th out of
21 teams. Tyler Hayes took the
championship in the 152 pound
division. Donny Bush won the
consolation final in that tourna-
ment with a victory over Joey
Munao of Sebastian River 8-2.
Coach Jahner said his team
struggled a bit against some top
competition at this tournament.
"Nobody did very well at all. We
didn't wrestle well but it was a
tough tournament."
Hayes earned some confi-
dence in his finals victory over
Adam Lessor of Ocala Forrest.
Lessor finished fifth last year at


the state tournament.
Bush was tough all weekend
long. He lost in the semifinals in
a tight match, 2-0.
Jensen Beach won the tour-
nament title. Palm Beach Gar-
dens was second and Coral


Springs was third.
Okeechobee travelled Friday
to Sebastian River for a dual
meet with the Sharks.
The Brahmans host Port St.
Lucie in a dual meet on Wednes-
day, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.


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Thursday. before he pinned him Thursday.


Donny Bush (left) soundly defeat Joey Minaya on points.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy


UKeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Josh Gruber (right) defeated Brandon Singleton in a quick
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