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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 100 No. 15 Wednesday, February 4, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Speckled Perch
festival this weekend
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce 41st Annual 2009
Speckled Perch Festival, Feb.
7 & 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The parade starts on Saturday
at 10 a.m. Festivities get under
way downtown in Flagler Park,
including live music, a fish fry,
a mechanical bull and a rock
climbing wall. Arts and crafts
booths will feature handmade
jewelry, wood works, wood
carvings, artwork, paintings,
the Pickle Lady, yard d&cor,
clothing and handbags, many
different food vendors, fresh
squeezed lemonade and much,
much more. For more informa-
tion on the festival and booth
availability contact: The Cham-
ber of Commerce at 863-763-
6464 or commerce@strato.net.

School board
presents 'Puss in
Boots' musical
The Okeechobee County
School Board proudly presents
the musical "Puss in Boots."
Come out and see giant 9' pup-
pets perform at Okeechobee
High School on Thursday, Feb.
5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each,
pay at the door.

Early Learning
Coalition meets
The Early Learning Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties, Inc. -
Okeechobee County Provider/
Advisory Council Meeting will
be Wednesday, Feb. 11, at
noonat the American Red
Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee. The Bylaws/
Personnel Committee will meet
at 2 p.m.


Drought Index

Current: 649
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.37 feet
Last Year: 10.07 feet

S Sgonsored By:

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


Index


Church News .................... ... 7
Classifieds ............... 10-12
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword.................... .... 12
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out. ...... .-..... ..... 4
Sports 12-13
Sudoku 12
Weather 2

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Commission list narrows


Five candidates to
be interviewed
by Gov. Crist

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Commission seat left vacant by
the death of Marvin Wherrell
may soon be filled. The list of
applicants has been narrowed


down by Gov. Charlie Crist's ap-
pointments office.
The governor will appoint
someone to fill out the remain-
der of Mr. Wherrell's term. Short-
ly after Mr. Wherrell's death the
governor began to accepting ap-
plications for the office. To date
11 people have applied. How-
ever, one of the applicants, for
mer commissioner Steve Porter,
reconsidered and withdrew his
name from consideration.


The latest applicant is Mat-
thew Orr, 39, district manager
with Waste Service, Inc. The
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate served three years on the
county planning and zoning
board. Mr. Orr has held his pres-
ent job for three and a half years.
Prior to that he spent 15 years
with Waste Management. His
last position with Waste Manage-
ment was director of operations.
He has had experience with


Back from Iraq: Marty Faulkner


Sheriff Paul May (right) saluted Faulkner


budgets over $100 million and
supervising as many as 200 em
ployees.
The other applicants Joseph
Hoover, Terry Burroughs, Mitch-
ell Hancock, Noah Wilcox, Isa-
iah Mosley, Andrew McKillop,
Melissa Arnold, Ted Kelchner
and Jim Vensel have been pro-
filed in previous editions of this
newspaper.
Of those applicants, five were
selected for interviews based on


their community support and re-
sumes. Those five are: Mr. Kelch-
ner, Mrs. Arnold, Mr. Burroughs,
Mr. Hoover and Mr. Orr. Once
the interviews are complete, the
governor will make an appoint
ment. A spokesman for the gov-
ernor's appointment office had
no idea how long this process
would take.


Jobless rate


remains near


10 percent


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(left) for his service to the nation.


Sergeant gets hero's welcome


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee communi-
ty welcomed home one of their
'top' soldiers on Saturday as
the community and Okeecho-
bee Sheriff's Office hosted a
party for Army First Sgt. Marty
Faulkner.
Top is an army term given
to commanders of companies
like First Sgt.
Sgt. Faulkner returned last
week from a tour of duty in
Iraq, which was the second
time he has served his country
in that part of the world. He
had also served a tour of duty
in Afghanistan.
Sheriff Paul May and Major
Noel Stephen received a spe-
cial picture from Sgt. Faulkner,
and his friends and colleagues
welcomed him home during a
party at Lunkers Restaurant.
"Oh my God, what a wel-
come," Sgt. Faulkner said mo-
ments upon his arrival, "If feels


good to be an American. Just
to see all the signs and people
taking an interest in me and
welcoming me home is just
unbelievable. I'm just thankful
to be home."
Several businesses in town
put welcome home signs on
their business marquees on
Saturday to help welcome
him home. A group of his col-
leagues organized a motorcycle
parade down U.S. Highway 441
to show off the signs.
His cousins, Pam and Harry
Keplinger drove from Birming-
ham, Ala. for the occasion.
Sgt. Faulkner presented a
flag that flew over Iraq where
his company was stationed to
the Sheriff. It was a special flag
that also flew on Sept. 11, 2008
in Iraq.
Sgt. Faulkner served with
the 320 military Company at
the Contingency Operations
Base in Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq
and other communities.
He said Okeechobee is one


of the greatest communities in


America and he is proud and
glad to live here.
Sheriff Paul May thanked
Sgt. Faulkner for his service to
the country. He also thanked
the organizer of the party, Mi-
chelle Bell, for making it such
a success.
"He's a soldier, he's a hero,
and we're glad to have him
with us, this is just a great place
to live, Okeechobee," Sheriff
May said.
Sgt. Faulkner was the first
sergeant of a company of sol-
diers who toured for nearly 400
days in northern Iraq. He noted
it was a pretty dangerous place,
and even though his company
suffered some injury, they did
not suffer any deaths.
"That was a blessing for
me to be able to leave with ev-
erybody and bring everybody
home. I'm just glad to be an
American," he said.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Unemployment levels re-
mained high in Okeechobee
in December as 1,803 people
were jobless, according to the
latest report from the Florida
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion, Labor Market Statistics
Center, Local Area Unemploy-
ment Statistics Program.
Okeechobee's rate of 9.7
percent, was lower than No-
vember's rate of 10 percent
when 1,837 people were job-
less. Still this year's rate is near-
ly double the December, 2007
rate when 986 people were out
of work.
Okeechobee had the 8th
highest rate among Florida
counties.


Glades County had a statis-
tical oddity with their rates as
the same numbers of people
were out of work there in both
November and December, 380.
Their jobless rate of 7.7 percent
was tied with five other Florida
counties for the 35th high-
est among the counties in the
state.
Last year there were 215
people out of work, a rate of
4.6 percent in Glades County.
Around the area, Hendry
County had 10.5 percent unem-
ployment, Martin 8.2 percent,
Highlands 8.8 percent, Osce-
ola 8.7 percent, and St. Lucie,
10.5 percent.
The state unemployment
rate was 7.8 percent. The na
tions rate stood at 7.1 percent.


Students earn


reading award


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Florida Department of
Education has released the top
reading school districts in the
state based on their exceptional
reading results in 2008, increas-
ing the percentage of students
reading at or above grade level
and successfully reducing the
percentage of students with se
rious reading difficulties.
Of the 13 districts that were
recognized, Okeechobee was


recognized for South Elemen-
tary School, a Reading First
school in their fourth year of
implementation.
South Elementary School
was recognized as the sec-
ond highest by district of 190
schools total. The state honors
the top 25 percent of Reading
First districts. South Elementary
had an 8.58 percent increase
of students reading at or above
grade level and a 7.68 percent
See Award Page 8


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Another successful reenact-
ment of the Battle of Okeechobee
recently took place thanks, in part,
to former county commissioner
Jack Williamson who portrayed
Col. Zachary Taylor.
Mr. Williamson has been the
only person to play the part of Col.
Taylor since the re-enactments
began. In 1987, the first re-enact-
ment was held to commemorate
the 150th anniversary of the battle.
Some years since then, for various
reasons, reenactments were not
held. However, Mr. Williamson
has played Col. Taylor in every re-
enactment.


The first reenactments were
held on private property near
Kings Bay. The last two reenact-
ments were held on state owned
property on S.E. 38 Avenue.
While the current re-enactment
area has many advantages, Mr.
Williamson liked the fact that at
the King's Bay site the audience
was able to get much closer to the
re-enactors and they could hear
his remarks to the troops.
His daughter, Becky William
son, was instrumental in setting
up the first battle reenactment and
she asked her father to play Col
Taylor. As they say, the rest is histo-
ry. Mr. Williamson read everything
he could find about Col. Taylor in
preparation for his role.


Mr. Williamson's uniform is
based on pictures of Col. Taylor.
City councilman and re-enactor
Dowling Watford was responsible
for securing Mr. Williamson's uni-
form. Mr. Watford's connections
were used to make sure the uni-
form was authentic. The straw hat
that Mr. Williamson wears was
not army issue. Mr. Williamson
said Col. Taylor purchased a simi-
lar straw hat in Tampa because it
was more practical in the Florida
climate than army issue hats.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Okeechobee News/File photo
Jack Williamson has played the part of Zachary Taylor
in every re-enactment of the Battle of Okeechobee.


Jack Williamson is


Colonel Zachary Taylor


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Births


An error appeared in an article with the headline "Vensil applies for
county commission" that appeared on the front page of the Sunday,
Feb. 1 issue of the Okeechobee News. The name of Joseph Hoover
was omitted from the list of applicants with a bachelor's degree or
better. Terry Burroughs attended Tampa Technical Institute but re-
ceived no certification or degree. We apologize for any inconvenience
caused by this error.


Engagements


Cadence Lee


Justin Akins and Janni Turbeville.


Turbeville -

Akins
Terry and Joi Turbeville of
Okeechobee are proud to an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Jenni Turbeville, to Jus-
tin Akins of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Vance and Michelle Akins
of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for


Wisener -

Morgan
Larry and Jennifer Wisener of
Okeechobee are pleased to an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Lisa Marie Wisener, to


Submitted photo


Submited photo
Joleyne Rain Nunez.


Joleyne

Rain Nunez
Daniel and Peggy Nunez of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh
ter, Joleyne Rain Nunez.
She was born on Nov. 14,
2008 at St. Mary's in Palm Beach.
She weighed 7 pounds and 6 1/2
ounces and was 20 1/4 inches
long at birth.
Joleyne was welcomed home
by siblings Courtney, Cheyenne
and Daniel Jr.
Maternal grandparents are
Judyand AlbertSnow of Okeecho-
bee, Junior and Darline Killens of
Philadelphia, Miss.
Paternal grandparents are Al-
ice and James Sweat of Okeecho-
bee.
Great grandparents are Lorene
Fortenberry of Philadelphia, Miss.


March 2009.
The bride to be is a 1999 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School.
She graduated from Daytona
Beach College. She is employed
with the Okeechobee County
School Board.
The groom is a 2003 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
is employed as a Deputy Sheriff
with Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


Submitted photo


Robert Scott Morgan of Jones-
boro, La.
The wedding is planned for
the summer of 2009.
The bride-to-be is employed
by Farm Bureau Insurance and
the groom is employed as a police
officer with the City of Okeecho-
bee.


Submitted photo
Skyla Ray Harden.


Skyla Ray

Harden
Kim Cook and Shiloh Harden
of Okeechobee, are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Skyla Ray Harden.
She was born on Nov. 21, 2008
at Port St. Lucie Hospital in St.
Lucie. She weighed 6 pounds 8
ounces and was 18 inches long
at birth.
Skyla Ray was welcomed
home by her big brother, Kain
Ozzborn Sawka, and big sister,
Saiti Kiera Maureen Sawka.
Maternal grandparents are Do-
ris Cook, David Cook of Ft. Lau-
derdale.
Paternal grandparents are Ja-
net Harden, Johnny Harden of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Alice
Cook, Dick Cook, Mary Frances
Beard, Edward L. Beard.


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Today: Sunny with a high near 61 with wind chill reading as low
as 31 early. Winds will be from the west northwest at 5 to 10 mph
increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Wind gusts could reach as high
as 25 mph.
Tonight: Clear with a low around 27 with wind chill readings as
low as 19. Winds will be from the northwest around 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
L- Thursday: Sunny with a high near 57. Winds will be from the
northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 34 and winds
from the north northwest around 5 mph.


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Cadence

Lee LaFlam
Clint and Courtney LaFlam
of Okeechobee welcome with
love their daughter, Cadence
Lee.
Cadence was born on Sept.
16, 2008 at Martin Memorial in
Stuart. She weighed 8 pounds 1
ounce and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Lee and Barbara Orr of Palm
City.
Paternal grandparents
are Dale and Judy LaFlam of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are
Marietta Chamberlain of Lou-
isville, Ky., Betty Jean Lanier
of Okeechobee, and Marie
LaFlam of Avon Park.
Great-great grandmother
is Beedie Mae Thomas of
Okeechobee.
Maternal Uncle and Aunt are
Michael and Anna Orr of Ovie-
do. Paternal Uncle and Aunt
are Brett and Melissa Pendrey
of Okeechobee.


Kimberly

Marie Bloom
Amanda Schriber and Shawn
Bloom of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Kimberly Marie Bloom.
She was born at Highlands
Regional Medical Center on Feb.
1, 2009. She weighed 6 pounds 1
ounce and was 19 inches long at
birth.


Submitted photo
Peyton Reese Pendrey.


Peyton

Reese

Pendrey
Brett and Melissa Pendrey of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the long awaited birth of
their daughter, Peyton Reese.
Peyton was born on Dec. 31,
2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center
in West Palm Beach. She weighed
7 pounds and 6 ounces and was
20 /2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Dale and Judy LaFlam.
Paternal grandparents are
Kathy Pendrey and the late Patrick
Pendrey. All of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Betty
Jean Lanier of Okeechobee, Bill
and Ann Lafferty of Okeechobee
and Marie LaFlam of Avon Park.


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Consumers reminded about free credit reports


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging residents to take ad-
vantage of the free credit reports
from each of the three major
credit reporting agencies. He says
reviewing personal financial in-
formation is a good way to start
the year.
People have spent the past
month hectically shopping for the
holidays, possibly without paying
as much attention to receipts and
charge card statements as they


usually do," Bronson said. "So it
is a good time to take a close look
at your credit report to see if any
fraudulent activity has occurred.'
Since 2005, an amendment to
the federal Fair Credit Reporting
Act has allowed people to get one
free credit report annually from
each of the three credit reporting
agencies. A credit report contains
information about a consumer's
credit history, including a listing
of all credit cards, whether bills
have been paid on time, and
whether the consumer has been


sued, arrested or filed for bank-
ruptcy. National consumer report-
ing agencies sell the information
to credit card companies and
other creditors, insurers, employ-
ers and businesses that use it to
determine whether to approve an
application for credit, insurance,
loans and employment. A poor
credit history can result in rejec-
tion of credit or higher interest
rates on a loan.
Mr, Bronson recommends that
consumers get one of the reports
every four months to monitor


their credit throughout the year.
He says that enables people to
quickly report any mistakes or
fraudulent activity, such as a cred-
it card obtained in a consumer's
name by someone else.
"When someone has been
victimized by an identity thief, if
they catch the problem early, they
can minimize the damage to their
credit," Bronson said. Mr. Bron-
son is also reminding consumers
that they can put a security freeze
on their credit reports. While
there is a small fee for the service,


the freeze prevents access to a
consumer's credit report without
their authorization. Once a freeze
is in place, a criminal would be
unable to open a charge card or
other account in the consumer's
name without their knowledge. A
recent AARP study found that 81
percent of older consumers are
concerned about becoming a vic-
tim of identity theft but less than
one-third were aware of security
freeze options.
The three major credit report-
ing agencies are Equifax, Expe-


rian and TransUnion. To obtain
a free copy of reports from these
agencies, visit: http://www.An-
nualCreditReport.com. People
should be wary of any other sites
which claim to offer free reports
but steer consumers to sites that
offer services by subscription or
for a fee. Consumers can also
order their reports by calling toll-
free 1-877-322-8228.


Farmers rush to harvest in wake of another freeze


TALLAHASSEE Florida Ag-
riculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is alerting the state's
agricultural producers that more
freezing weather is expected this
week that could impact crops as
far south as the Lake Okeecho-
bee area.


Florida is at the peak of har-
vest season for many fruits and
vegetables. Crops at risk include
citrus, strawberries, blueberries,
tomatoes, snap beans, celery,
sweet corn, cucumbers, egg-
plant, endive/escarole, peppers,
radishes and squash, tropical fish


and horticulture.
Mr. Bronson is also remind-
ing agricultural producers that an
Executive Order remains in effect
through Feb. 11, that directs the
state Department of Transporta-
tion to relax the weight, height,
length and width res rictions for
commercial vehicles transport-


ing vulnerable crops to process-
ing sites. Following Bronson's
request, Governor Charlie Crist
extended the original Executive
Order that was issued in mid-
January.
"Our state's growers are con-
tinuing the speedy harvest of
their products to help prevent


or reduce crop losses," Bronson
said. "Florida's growers produce
nearly all of our nation's domes-
tically produced fresh fruits and
vegetables during the winter
months. Consumers all across
the United States count on Flor-
ida's farmers to provide them


with fresh produce in the dead of
winter."
For more information about
the weight, height, length and
width restrictions for vehicles
transporting crops on Florida's
highways, visit http://www.Flori-
da-Agriculture.com.


Alleged candy thief faces felony charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man accused of taking 21
chocolate bars from a local de-
partment store was also charged
with reportedly trying to cash sto-
len checks.
Danny Leroy Alexander, 50,
N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Friday, Jan. 30, on felo-
ny charges of uttering a forged
instrument (three counts). He
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$7,500.
Alexander was also arrested
on misdemeanor charges of re-


tail theft and
trespass after
warning. His
bond on those
charges was set
at $1,000.
An arrest re-
port by Officer i
Phillip Eddings Danny Leroy
of the Okeecho- Alexander
bee City Police
Department (OCPD) states that
Alexander was first arrested as
he reporteldy tried to leave Wal-
mart with 21 chocolate bars in his
possession. He had not paid for
the candy, stated the report. The


Man helps teens skip school


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 66-year-old Okeechobee
man has been arrested for report-
edly allowing two teenage girls to
skip school and "hang out" at his
one-bedroom apartment.
Charles Edward Klopfenstin,
S.E. 29th Lane, was arrested
Thursday, Jan. 29, on two felony
charges of interference with child
custody. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $10,000.
Deputy Joseph Hall, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), stated in his re-
port that Klopfenstin allowed the
two 13-year-old girls to hang out
around his apartment instead of
going to school Thursday.
The report states that one
of the girls called the man and
asked him to take her to school
because someone "... wanted to
fight her." Klopfenstin picked the
girl up around 7:20 a.m., then
picked up a friend of the girl's at
her school bus stop.
Deputy Hall said as the man
was taking the girls to school
they apparently talked him into
letting them skip school. Klop-
fenstin agreed and allegedly took

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Curtis William King, 43, N.E.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 24 by Deputy Brian
Cross on a charge of grand theft.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Jorge Luis Nodal, 18, N.E.
168th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 30 by Deputy Patri-
cia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with battery on detention or com-
mitment facility staff. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Kevin Lee Rosemeyer, 44,
Byron Lane, Sarasota, was arrest-
ed Jan. 31 by Officer Jack Boon
on charges of unauthorized pos-
session of a stolen driver's license
and obstruction by disguise. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Justin Douse, 25, N.W 96th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested


thegirlsbackto
his residence.
The two
girls report-
edly told the
deputy that
they cleaned
out the man's
swimming
pool and went
on a paddle Charles E.
boat ride in the Klopfenstln
canal behind
Klopfenstin's home.
Klopfenstin then dropped the
two girls off at a local fast food
restaurant at 4 p.m.
After speaking with the moth-
ers of the two girls, Deputy Hall
said neither mother gave their
daughter permission to skip
school or go to the man's home.
Both mothers also wanted to
press charges.
The deputy's report also
states that according to both
girls, Klopfenstin made no inap-
propriate advancements toward
either of them.
Deputy Hall went on to state
in his report that Klopfenstin said
young girls often call him "...
asking for rides and food and he
does it because he wants to help
them."


Jan. 31 by Deputy John Fisher on
a charge of driving while license
suspended/revoked with knowl-
edge habitual offender. His bond
was set at $1,500.
Christopher Clayton Thur-
man, 20, S.E. 22nd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb.
1 by Deputy Joseph Gracie on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation burglary of a dwelling
or occupied conveyance and vio-
lation of probation grand theft.
He is being held without bond.
James Steven Ward, 38, N.W.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Feb. 1 by Deputy Patricia Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure
to appear driving under the influ-
ence and failure to appear driv-
ing while license suspended. His
bond was set at $1,000.
Terry Terrill McQueen, 21,
N. 19th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 2 by Deputy Raul Mar-
rero on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine with intent to sell/deliver
and violation of probation sale
of cocaine. He is being held with-
out bond.


candy was valued at $19.02.
The OCPD officer also stated
that he arrested Alexander after
the man had tried to pay for some
other items with two checks.
However, the checks would not
clear the register.
As it turned out, an Okeecho-
bee man had reported that his
checkbook had been stolen on
Sunday, Jan. 25. The man notified
his bank and closed his account.
The two checks that Alexander
tried to use were from the check-
book that had been reported sto-
len.
During his investigation into


this incident Officer Eddings
found out that on Jan. 25, Alexan-
der bought items totaling $34.74.
Alexander wrote the check for
$50 and the difference, $14.49,
was given to him. This check,
stated the officer, was also from
the checkbook that had been re-
ported stolen.
The account number on all
three checks was the same, indi-
cated the OCPD report.
Officer Eddings also charged
Alexander with trespass after
warning because the man had
been trespassed from Walmart
on July 10, 2008.


Teen charged in home burglary


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 17-year-old local teen has
been accused of entering a home
and taking a computer and a bot-
tle of whiskey.
Daniel Lewis Schmidt, S.E.
27th St., was arrested Sunday,
Feb. 1, on charges of grand theft
and burglary. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail and
released into his mother's cus-
tody since he is a juvenile.
An arrest report by Officer Kel-
ley Muller, of the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), states
a burglar entered the N.E. Eighth
Ave. home and took a $600 lap-
top computer and a half gallon of
whiskey that was valued at $25.
While at the home at 6:18
a.m., Officer Muller reportedly
saw a recent shoe print behind
the home and a similar print be-
hind the home of a next door
neighbor. The prints, continued
the report, had thin diagonal lines
on the sole.
Later that day, Officer Muller
found Schmidt at a local motel.
While searching the teen's room,
Officer Muller said the Toshiba
laptop was found, as well as a
half-gallon bottle of Wiser's De-



Fernando Herrera, 19, N.W.
39th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 2 by Deputy Sarah
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation felony battery.
He is being held without bond.
Tyler Randall Watford, 17,
N.W 26th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 2 by Deputy
Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee
Countywarrant charging him with
burglary of an occupied dwelling,
burglary of a dwelling and grand
theft (two counts). His total bond
was set at $17,500.
Dawn Michelle Willis, 38,
N.E. 304th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 3 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Randy Thomas on a charge of
driving while license suspended/
revoked with knowledge ha-
bitual offender. She is being held
without bond.
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.


luxe Canadian whiskey. The bot-
tle was about half full, continued
the report.
Officer
Muller's report
goes on to state
that a pair of
sneakers were
also found in the
room. The tread
on the sneakers
was similar to
the shoe prints Daniel Lewis
found at the Schmidt
home, added
the officer's report.


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HB 451 -- Sterilization of dogs and cats
NEW LAW: Florida House Bill 451 calls for mandatory sterilization
of dogs and cats over the age of four months. There are exceptions
for licensed breeding animals, show animals, racing greyhounds, see-
ing eye dogs, police dogs, military dogs and for animals who due to
advanced age or illness cannot be spayed without endangering their
lives, as documented by a veterinarian. The breeding license fees
would be set by the city or county. I think it's time to call our elected
officials about this.
NEEDED: I think we have given people plenty of time to do it
themselves, and the cases of abandoned/stray animals is not going
down, so this is needed.
MAKE IT AFFORDABLE: I totally agree there are too many ani-
mals being allowed to breed and run feral. These animals usually do
not have responsible owners, if any. It would be more prudent to pro-
vide affordable spaying/neutering, say $25 an animal. If more people
could afford the procedure, I believe more would have it done. But to
mandate to responsible pet owners that they must also spay/neuter
just because of irresponsible owners is preposterous ... and they bet-
ter have a warrant to search if they ever enter my property to check
my animals reproductive tracts. And I'm quite sure I will be calling my
State Representative on this one.
HELP NEEDED: There are no low cost spaying programs for
Okeechobee, Glades, DeSoto ... the more rural counties. It should be
statewide. I do not feel the government should get involved beyond
providing low cost programs for each county and mandatory spaying
for all Humane Society/dog pound adoptions.
Field trips
EDUCATION: Has anyone heard mention of all school field trips
being cancelled by certain schools for next year? Kids learn on field
trips too.
COSTS: The last time my kid went on a real field trip was in third
grade -- he's now in seventh. I believe they went to some kind of Ma-
rine research center. Now, a field trip consists of going to a play out
at the high school. What about going to the Planetarium, which by
the way, if you haven't been there, you're missing out. That was one
cool field trip that I took that still stands out. There are many other
field trips that can be taken. All it takes, and it doesn't cost much, is
a bus. Students usually get a break on the prices with group size, so
for parents, the cost out of pocket wouldn't be much at all. Yes, the
economy is tight, but it's all about the FCAT in the school system now,
and all the money we can make.
PRIORITIES: It isn't just the FCAT's fault, and it isn't just field trips
that are disappearing. When teachers have to minimize the amount
of handouts they give because they have a limited amount of cop
ies they are allowed to make due to money, and when they have to
decide whether to take care of their own families or spend money
on their classes, we have to ask ourselves why is education taking
a backseat. Motivation is a hard thing to keep with some kids, and
field trips are one of those things that keep kids motivated to stay in
school.
PARENTS: As a parent, I think field trips are nice -- but it's more
important to hire enough qualified teachers. I can take the kids to
the museum myself. And at this point, I think it's up to the parents to
make sure the kids get the "extras."
NOT THE TIME: We'll be lucky if teachers aren't laid off at the
end of the year. This is not the time to complain about fewer field
trips. We'll be lucky if there is summer school for middle school stu-
dents this year. This is not the time to complain about fewer field trips.
We'll be lucky if we still have aides in the classrooms next year. This is
not the time to complain about fewer field trips. This district has been
cut more than a million dollars over the last year. People are losing
jobs. The unemployment rate is higher now than any time after the
Great Depression. Businesses are closing here in Okeechobee. People
can't pay for doctors or medicine. Let's get our priorities straight and
talk about how we can help each other and help this economy. This
is not a time to complain about fewer field trips.
South Florida Fair
PROUD OF OKEECHOBEE: I just want to say I was so surprised
and impressed with our kids from Okeechobee in the Ag Barns at the
South Florida Fair. Okeechobee DOMINATED the Ag shows! It was so
impressive. And it was so nice to be able to go over there and watch
as our hometown kids show their livestock. Not just the cattle, but the
small animals as well. Job very well done. The Udder Bunch and the
other kids from the 4-H just rocked. What a wonderful representation
of our community in such a big event.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Every time I read or hear about the ac-
complishments of the local kids it's a reminder that Okeechobee is a
great place to raise a family.
Wall Street
BAILOUT: You have a business sector headed by corporate ex-
ecs who have been paying themselves exorbitant amounts of money
while at the same time ruining their company's financial futures.
When they ask for help they give us stories of doom and gloom the
country at the brink of collapse. Once the companies get the money,
these corporate execs waste it miserably on things that had nothing
to do with solving their problem. Instead they line their pockets. Cor-
porate greed at its finest. Now enter the big-government liberals. They
seize upon the opportunity to expand the role of government into the
private sector in order to stabilize the situation. The danger here is,
of course, they go too far with it. So the corporate execs only have
themselves to blame. By creating an atmosphere of mistrust of Wall
Street, they are simply giving big-government liberals the chance they
have been waiting for.



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Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun. All types of sewing is
welcome, such as quilting, applique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting,
serging. Bring your sewing machines if you like to sew. For more
information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at
863-467-2231.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at: 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
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.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group
- Basic Text meeting at 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee
is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support Group welcomes
all cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and
encourage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee,
(entrance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for
more information.

Friday, Feb. 6
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick- Open
Discussion/Speaker at 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee
is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season
on Sept. 7, hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27. For information call
863-471-0559 or 863-385-6621.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting, Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees
or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.


Letters to the Editor


Top of the Lake
BBQ a success
Okeechobee Main Street's
2009 Top of the Lake BBQ Affair
was the largest ever with a crowd
of over 3,000 people enjoying the
best in BBQ, pony rides, an as-
sortment of vendors selling their
wares and some of the finest des-
serts and treats. We had 42 cook
teams competing for the top prize.
Winners were: Sauce; Uncle
Kenny Butts For You, Apple Pie;
Brushfire BBQ, Anything Butt; J
Mack Cookers, Beer Can Chicken;
Big Jim Lazy Q, People's Choice;
Uncle Kenny Butts For You.
In the Amateur Contest: Grand
Champion; Brushfire BBQ and
Amateur Reserve Champion: Ka-
huna-Que.
In the Pro Division: Chicken;
Home BBQ.Com, Ribs; Squeals
on Wheels, Pork; Smokin' Crack-
er BBQ Team and Brisket; Swamp
Boys.
2009 Top of the Lake BBQ Af-
fair Grand Champion and Florida
State Champion: Mount Dora Bar-
B-Que and Top of the Lake BBQ
Reserve Champion was Swamp
Boys.
Okeechobee Main Street
would like to thank its Corporate
Sponsors: Aaron's Sales & Lease,
Audibel Hearing Care Center,
Big Lake Cancer Center, Cheney
Brothers, Inc., Edward Jones In-
vestments, First Bank & Trust of
Indiantown, Florida's Blood Cen
ters, The Law Offices of Hoskins
& Turco, P.A., Seacoast National
Bank and Syfrett Feed. Thanks
also to our BBQ Sponsors: Home
Depot, Taylor Rental, Waste Man-


agement, FP & L, Maine Grilling
Woods, The Golden Corral, Ever
glades Farm Equipment, Charlie's
Lawn & Landscape, Culpepper &
Terpening and Advanced Engrav-
ing/The Stitchin' Post.
Thank you to our Friday Night
Judges: Judge Jerry Bryant,
County Commissioners Noel and
Mrs. Chandler, Margaret Helton
and Cliff Betts, City Council Mem-
bers Clayton Williams and Mike
O'Connor, Greg and Sheryll Tho-
gersen, Diane Spann, Linda Sy-
frett, Joe Doyle, Mike Felprin and
Associated FBA Judges.
A "we couldn't do it without"
special thanks to our Main Street
Volunteers who give countless
hours of their time to help put
on this event: Rick Amiet, Mar-
nie Lauter, Donna Huth, Mike
Felprin, Linda & John Woloski,
Randall & Renee' Mims, Wesley
Mims, Bridgette & Jim Waldau,
Pam Jackson, Linda Syfrett, Sam
Harper, Cheryl Daniels, Greg
Thogersen, Clyde Price, Bob Br-
anstetter, Maureen and Terry Bur-
roughs, Missie Betts, Cindy Nutter
and Vicki Nowlan, and our Peo-
ple's Choice Coordinator Tabitha
Trent and her staff from Riverside
National Bank.
And a final THANK YOU to
the staff of the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Department for
all you do in helping with our
events.
Thank you!!!!
Toni B. Doyle
Executive Director
Okeechobee Main Street


Submitted photo/Animal Control

Pets of the Week
These two sweet dogs are looking for special homes.
"Lilly," a 2-year-old Boston terrier mix (above), is approxi-
mately 20 pounds. She had some health issues when she
arrived but is now ready to go to her new family. 'Mia' is a
Malinois mix (below) with plenty of energy, she is looking
for a home with room to play and run. Each dog has an
adoption fee of $105 which includes their spay, a heart-
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and any other pets to be currently vaccinated against ra-
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Abundant Blessings welcomes new Pastor


By Betty Bockoras
Abundant Blessings Church
welcomes its new pastor Mark
Witt and his wife Kathy. Origi-
nally from Michigan, Pastor Mark
has worked in various churches
in different areas of ministry:
children, youth, adults, as well as
the homeless.
The Witts have raised three
beautiful daughters, who are
now grown: Jennifer, Rebekah,
and Meghan.
Pastor Mark has been in the
Assemblies of God since 1991,
but his roots in Pentecost go back
to his grandmother, who was a
Pentecostal minister. Pastor Mark
is quick to say that his style of
preaching is milder than the hell
fire and brimstone preaching of
his grandmother. "I'm just down-
to-earth," says the new pastor,


who laces his sermons with a
bit of humor. "I want to be real
to people. I never want to count
myself above anyone else."
Pastor Mark has big plans for
AbundantBlessings. The church's
new vision is HOPE. "H" stands
for healing; "0" for opportunity
for everyone to serve; "P" for
passion; and "E" for an effective
Christ centered church.
Pastor Mark has developed
a new Wednesday night pro-
gram that will excite the young
people. It's a Bible network of
game shows, similar to "Wheel
of Fortune," "Jeopardy," and "Are
you Smarter than a fifth Grader?"
These are Bible-based games
that will test the knowledge of
the young people.
With the new pastor's expe-
rience with sound, lighting and


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Rev. Mark Witt is the new
pastor at Abundant Blessings
Assembly of God. He comes
to Okeechobee from Michi-
gan with his wife, Kathy.
special effects, we can expect
dramas to be a frequent occur-


rence at Abundant Blessings.
There's no doubt that Pastor
Mark is extremely busy, espe-
cially since he's still working a
secular job driving a semi out of
Winter Haven. "They're really
good about letting me off any
time I need to be in Okeechobee
for church," he said. He plans to
be at Abundant Blessings full-
time, soon.
In spite of his busy schedule,
Pastor Mark still enjoys a game
of golf now and then, as well as
a frequent cruise on his motor-
cycle.
His wife, Kathy, enjoys garden-
ing, so come spring you should
be seeing Abundant Blessings'
grounds looking neat and color
ful, especially around the cross
in the middle of the circle drive-
way.


Contract postal unit plans grand opening


Mid Florida Hardware Postal
Center opened their doors to
the public for business on Mon-
day, Dec. 22 2008. Owner, Linda
Rucks, will host a Grand Open-
ing on Thursday, February 5,
2009 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The
Grand Opening will last through
Sunday. Free hot dogs will be
provided on Saturday. Mark Pin-
son, Postmaster of Okeechobee
will be the guest speaker for the


dedication and ribbon cutting
ceremony.
The public is welcome to at-
tend the ceremony, Ms. Rucks
and Postmaster Pinson will be
available to assist customers
and answer questions.
Mark Pinson, Postmas-
ter of Okeechobee stated,
"The southern location of the
Okeechobee CPU is located at
a prime location to help us bet-


ter serve the needs of this com-
munity and we are proud to be
partners with Linda Rucks &
her staff."
The CPU offers postage for
Domestic and International
mailings, Insurance, Certified
Mail and much more with no
surcharges! Contract Postal
Units are established to offer
more convenient locations for
our valued customers. Pinson


advises, "CPU are like mini Post
Offices."
Please visit them at: 3603
Hwy 441 S, Okeechobee FL,
34974-6234.
For additional information
please call 863-467-1010.
The Contract Postal Units
operating hours are: Monday
- Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sat-
urday 8 a.m. 4 p.m.; Sunday
- 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.


The Mainstreet Clipboard


MIXER CHANGE: The Febru
ary Main Street Mixer has been
changed to Thursday, Feb. 19 at
Pristine Properties located at 1120
South Parrott Avenue. Main Street
Mixers are a great networking
opportunity. Come join us from
5 -7 pm for refreshments, door
prizes and the mega 50/50. Invite
a friend!
The Top of the Lake Art Fest is
scheduled forFeb. 28 and March 1.
Artists can go to www.mainstree-
tokeechobee.com for registration
information. This year we will
feature two days of entertainment
with a Sunday afternoon concert
in the park. For more information
go to www.mainstreetokeecho-
bee.com or call 863-357-6246.
Becky Smith from the Healthy
Start Coalition will be baking
to raise money for the March of
Dimes. Becky will bake all night
on Feb. 13 and goodies will be
available for pick up on the morn
ing of Feb. 14 at Pizza Heaven.
Pastries include guava and cream
cheese for $1 each and apple cin-
namon for $2 each. Also, quiche
will be available for $10 per
pie and you may choose plain
cheese, spinach tomato, or ham.
Please email Becky at hsci4@
okeechobee.com to place your
order or you may call 462-5877.
All proceeds go to the March of
Dimes.
The Grand Re-Opening and
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the


new Workforce Solutions Center
(formerly One Stop Career Cen-
ter) will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 5. The Workforce Solutions
Center is located at 209 SE Park
Street.
The 2007 Florida Building
Codes become effective on March
1, 2009. The Okeechobee County
Building Department will host an
educational meeting on Wednes-
day, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. till Noon
at the County Civic Center located
at 1750 Hwy. 98 North. This meet-
ing will include discussion of the
new code changes and how they
may affect your trade. You must
RSVP by Feb. 16 by calling the
building department at 863-763-
5548.
The Healthy Start Coalition
invites everyone to be part of the
largest team in town for the March
for Babies. The March of Dimes
sponsors the March for Babies
in hopes of raising funds that will
support the fight for babies. Join
them today by calling 863-462-
5877. Participants are required to
raise $25 in donations and pur
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Caroline Edith
Vaccarella, 85
OKEECHOBEE Caroline Edith
Vaccarella, of Okeechobee, died Sat-
urday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Lawnwood
Medical Center in
Ft. Pierce. She
was 85.
Born April 10,
1923, in Hobok-
en, N.J., to
Charles and Edith
Westendorf, Mrs.
Vaccarella has
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1975, and was a member of
Oakview Baptist Church. She had
worked as a school bus driver with
the Okeechobee School System for
10 years.
She was preceded in death by her
son, Raymond; daughter, Linda
McGrafth; and brother, Frederick
Westendorf.
She is survived by her husband of
67 years, Raymond; daughter-in-law,
Gloria Vaccarella of Pigeon Forge,
Tenn.; sister, Mildred Kolb of Okee-
chobee; and brother, Horrace West-
endorf (Shirley) of Coltsneck, N.J. In
addition, she is survived by five
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchil-
dren and several nieces and neph-
ews.
Although no services are planned,
all arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Crematory.

Dorothy Christine
Ramey, 84
KENT, Ohio Dorothy Christine
Ramey, of Kent, formally of Moore
Haven, Fla., died Jan. 28, 2009, at
Akron General Hospital. She was 84.
She was born Feb. 9, 1924, in
Praise, Ky., to the late Eston and
Hester Potter.
Mrs. Ramey is survived by three
sons, Jerry (Zelda) Ramey of Kent,
Wilbur (Vivian) Ramey of Dothan,
Ala., and Richard (Cheri) Ramey of
Dawsonville, Ga.; two daughters,
Janice (Mike) Donovan of Suffield,
and Joyce (Ronald) Cox of Canton;
22 grandchildren; and many great-
grandchildren.
Mrs. Ramey was preceded in death
by her son, A. Thomas Ramey;
brothers, Willis Potter and Ira Potter;
and a sister, Tina Ramey.
There was a graveside service, 11
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Ortona Ce-
metery, Moore Haven, with Rever-
end Don Leon officiating.
Memorial donations may be made
in Mrs. Ramey's memory to the
American Cancer Society, 525 North
Broad Street, Canfield, OH, 44406.
For those unable to attend a guest-
book may be signed at www.basso-
keechobeefh.com.
Arrangements by Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home and Crematory,
Okeechobee, Fla.

Geronimo 'Gero' Larra
OKEECHOBEE Geronimo "Ge-
ro" Larra, of Okeechobee, died Fri-
day, Jan. 30, 2009, at Lawnwood
Medical Center.
Hewas 72.
Born in Comal
County, Texas, on
July 20, 1936, he
was the son of
Jose and Jova
Larra.
He worked as a
Crew Leader in Agriculture for 27
years with 710 Farms and has been
a resident of Okeechobee approxi-
mately 38 years. His hobbies includ-
ed auto mechanics and outdoor
grilling.
Preceded in death by one sister,
Maggie Gutierrez, he is survived by
his wife of 38 years, Olivia; three
sons, Geronimo Larra Jr, Joe Jessie
Larra, both of Dimitt, Texas, and Ja-
rardo G. Larra (Victoria) of Okee-
chobee. He is also survived by four
daughters; Mary Gonzalez (James)
of Houston, Texas, Teresa Larra of
Okeechobee, Marlena Beaudoin
(Jeffrey) of Killeen, Texas, and La-
toya Larra of Okeechobee. There are
seven grandchildren, Adrianne, Jes-
sica and Erika Gonzalez of Houston,
Texas, Jaime Gonzalez, Gerardo Lar-
ra, Anaisa and Armanni Gallegos, all
of Okeechobee; and two great-
grandchildren, Jacob Gonzalez and
Laila Galvan of Houston; three
brothers, Martin Lara (Olga), Luis
Lara (Eloisa), all of Okeechobee,
and Antonio Larra (Elsie) of Brigh-
ton; and two sisters, Maria Larra
(David Gonzalez) and Delores Larra,
all of Okeechobee.
Friends may call from 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Buxton Fu-
neral Home. Services will be con-
ducted in the funeral home chapel
at 6 p.m. with Deacon James Gonza-
lez of Champion Forest Baptist
Church, Houston, officiating.


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Joseph Franklin
Prevatt, 96
INDIANTOWN Joseph Franklin
Prevatt, of Indiantown, died Jan. 31,
2009, in Rauler-
son Hospital. He
was 96.
He was born
May 4, 1912, in
Wauchula, to Jo-
seph and Emma
Prevatt. A 48 year 4
resident of Martin
County, he was a former Martin
County Deputy Sheriff's Sergeant
and former Deputy Sheriff of Palm
Beach County.
Mr. Prevatt retired after 30 years of
service with the Sheriff's Department
in 1977. He was of the Baptist faith
regularly attended First Baptist
Church of Indiantown, and was a
member of the Florida Sheriff's Asso-
ciation and the Florida Baptist Or-
phanage. Mr. Prevatt was married to
the late Wanda Prevatt for 67 years.
He is survived by two daughters,
Sharon (Mack) Roberts of Indian-
town and Juanell (Mark) Godwin of
Port St. Lucie; one grandchild, Don-
na (Scott) Roberts Tate; two great-
grandchildren, Chelsea Tate and Jus-
tin (Jen) Roberts; great-great-grand-
son, Aedon Roberts all of
Indiantown; siblings, Edwin Prevatt
of Okeechobee, Frances Hatcher,
Hazel Hicks and Helen Shedoen of
Georgia.
Visitation will be at First Baptist
Church of Indiantown today, Feb. 4,
2009, from 10 a.m. until service time
at 11 a.m. Rev. Forrest Woody Wat-
kins will officiate. Interment will fol-
low at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Memorials donations may be sent
to Indiantown Baptist Church, 15451
SW 150th St, Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-2442.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.


Raymond K.
Chandler, 84
OKEECHOBEE Raymond K.
Chandler, of Okeechobee, died Sun-
day, Feb. 1, 2009, in Raulerson Hos-
pital. He was 84.
He had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 25 years and enjoyed
fishing and casinos. He was a 63
year member of Local Painters Un-
ion 841 of Akron, Ohio, A Master
Mason of Adoniram Lodge 517 and
a member of the Royal Arch Mason-
ic Lodge 209 of Akron, Ohio.
Born on July 18, 1924, in Wads-
worth, Ohio to Raymond and Myrtle
Chandler, he was recently preceded
in death by his wife, Gloria and also
preceded in death by three brothers
and three sisters.
Mr. Chandler is survived by three
sons, John Chandler of Stuart, Jeff
Chandler of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
and Ronnie Chandler of Akron,
Ohio. Also surviving are four daugh-
ters, Helen Beal of Sebring, Shirley
Chandler of Port St. Lucie, Bea Genc
(Sinan) and Pattie Chandler of Par-
kersburg, W.Va.; and one sister, Jan-
et Pitman of Akron, Ohio. He is also
survived by several grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Although no services will be
scheduled, all arrangements are un-
der the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.



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Hospice of Okeechobee will
hold a three-day yard sale at the
Blue Volunteer Building, next
to the Hamrick Home, 411 S.E.
Fourth St., on Thursday, Feb. 5
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8
a.m. until noon. Many new items
available. All monies raised will
go towards patient care here in
Okeechobee, including services
provided at the Hamrick Home.
For more information call Cathy
at 863-467-2321.

American Legion Pag-
eant announced
The annual "Miss American
Legion Post 64" beauty pageant
will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5,
at 8 p.m. at the American Legion
Hall. Young ladies must be in the
9th-12th grades and attend either
Okeechobee High School or the
Freshman Campus, as well as
having never been married and
have no children. There is NO en-
try fee and the winner will receive
a beautiful crown, custom ban-
ner, a bouquet of flowers a tro-
phy and $50 cash. First and Sec-
ond Runner-ups will also receive
trophies, flowers and cash prizes.
"Miss American Legion 2009" will
be furnished with a convertible
for all parades so she may proudly
represent American Legion Post
64. Applications may be picked
up at the American Legion Hall.
For more information please call
Myra Partridge 634-4193 or Shelly
Sickels 863-467-0790.

Author to speak
on Florida's
'Wacky' history
Native Floridian, Author and
veteran reporter for the Palm
Beach Post News will present,
"Florida's Wacky History and
Why You Should Care." The pro-
gram will help to answer ques-
tions on some the state's peculiar-
ities on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public
Library. The program is provided
by the Florida Humanities Council
and is free and open to the pub-
lic. Okeechobee Friends of the
Library will provide light refresh-
ments after the program. Come
and join us for this entertaining
and enlightening program.


Church to hold
benefit yard sale
Lakeport Christian Church on
Highway 78 in Lakeport will hold
a huge yard sale on Friday, Feb.
6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and
on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m.
until noon. For more information,
please call Barbara at 863-946-
1472.

Highlands Social
Dance Club
The Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing on
Friday, Feb. 6, from 7-9:30 p.m. at
the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring
Parkway. Music will be provided
by the Big Band Sound of The
Golden Era. Free ballroom dance
instruction from Walt & Sue is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance the
night away to waltzes, cha-chas,
foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and
other ballroom favorites. All Club
dances are open to the public.
Appropriate dress required. Ad-
mission is $5 for members and $7
for non-members. For more infor-
mation call 863-471-0559.

Scrapbooking crop
planned
The "Croppin' Crew" will
sponsor an all-day scrapbooking
crop on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the First Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second
St. All levels of scrapbookers are
welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you care to particpiate in
our pot luck luncheon. Card-
making goes hand-in-hand with
scrapbooking and Debbie Payne
has some awesome card-making/
stamping ideas; she will be giving
a hands-on demonstration at 1
p.m. Call for items needed for the
class. For more information call
Joan at 863-467-0290 or Corry at
863-467-2231.

Yard sale to benefit
OHS Latin Club
The OHS Latin Club will be
hosting a yard sale and bake sale
raise funds for the student who
are traveling to Rome, Italy in
April 2009. The sale will be locat-
ed in the parking lot of the Tractor
Supply Co. store on S. 441 in the
Publix Shopping Center starting a
7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. Please
come out and help support the
students in their efforts.


'Washington Youth
Tour' opportunity
Glades Electric Coopera-
tive will be sponsoring two high
school juniors to receive a one
week, all expenses paid to Wash-
ington, D.C. If you are interested
in applying, please contact your
high school guidance counselor
or your local Glades Electric Of-
fice. If you have any questions,
please contact Lisa Stark, Busi-
ness Development Coordinator at
1-800-226-4024 ext. 6233.

Volunteers needed for
child advocates
Volunteer Guardians ad Litem
give a voice to children who are
victims of child abuse and are in-
volved in court proceedings. The
Guardian ad Litem Program will
be offering free training for volun-
teers and new classes will begin
in February and March. Training
involves thirty hours and will be
held at our Saint Lucie West of-
fice on various days. You can be
that voice for an abused child!
The Guardian ad Litem Program
needs Volunteers to represent
Abused -Abandoned & Neglect-
ed Children in Saint Lucie, Martin,
Indian River and Okeechobee
Counties! They deserve a voice!
For dates and times of all training
please contact Pattra F. Dodd at
772-871-7225.

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Native Plants
In Florida we are lucky to have
many native plant species which
are very ornamental. Including
low-care native plants in your
landscape is a way to reduce
maintenance as well as beautify.
Native plants are also attractive to
Florida birds and butterflies. Dur-
ing this workshop you can design
your space and create a list of na-
tive plants you want to comple-
ment your own landscape. Leave
with a detailed plan for your gar-
den and a Florida Friendly native
plant.
The workshop will take place
on Feb. 10, from 1-2:30 p.m., or
5:30-7 p.m.
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sion Service
458 Highway 98 North,
Okeechobee
Space is limited and pre-regis-
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Okeechobee churches offer variety of


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Sunday mornings at 10:30
Matthew and Rachel Belleville
will take kids in children's church
at Abundant Blessings. 4550
U.S. 441 N., to a new level of ex-
citement. Also, a new youth pas-
tor joined the Abundant Blessings
staff on Feb. 1. He is looking for-
ward to working with the youth in
our church and community. The
adult song service has changed
somewhat, with the use of vid
eos and new contemporary mu
sic. Saturday, Feb. 21, will be an
exciting day for kids and adults
alike. Eight inflatable bouncers
will be set up for the kids, and
there will be free food and a yard
sale. This will be the new pastor's
way of saying to the community,
"Let's get acquainted." The hours
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday,
April 4-the day before Palm Sun-
day the public is invited to join
Abundant Blessings in a dinner
theater beginning at 5 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W 23rd Lane, invites all Se-
nior Seasoned Citizens to a cov-
ered dish dinner Feb. 10, at 4:30
pm. Join them to enjoy good food
and fellowship. Peace Lutheran
Youth meets Wednesdays from
5:15-7:30 p.m. for youth in grades
5-12. Students in eighth grade
and up are invited to the Fellow-
ship Hall after school to work on
homework, play board games
or just hang out. Each week we
have an activity, meal and Bible
study. Come and bring a friend.
On Feb. 20, the youth will travel
to the Riverside Retreat Center in
LaBelle for their second annual
Heartland Circuit Spring Youth
Retreat. They will get to know
youth from other churches in the


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area, spend time in God's Word,
and participate in activities such
as kayaking, volleyball, archery,
basketball and cycling. Call the
church office for more informa-
tion. The Fl-Ga District 2009 High
School Youth Gathering with the
theme "Connected will be held
March 6-8, at the Wyndham Riv
erwalk Hotel in Jacksonville. This
is a great opportunity to spend
time with old friends, meet new
friends, and grow closer to God.
They will connect the community
to Christ through several high en-
ergy, high-impact service projects
and enjoy great music, speakers
and fellowship. All interest youth
are invited to call the church office
for more information. Adults are
invited to join any of the following
Bible classes: Firm Foundations, a
study of the Catechism by Pastor
Hirst: In the Grip of Grace, a study
of Max Lucado's book led by Ed
Van Deman; Resting in Him, a
study on finding rest in Christ led
by Angie Achong; The Purpose-
Driven Life, a study of discovering


God's purpose for your life led by
John Simms. Call the church of-
fice for meeting times
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
is sponsoring Mother's Morning
Out as a service to the commu
nity. The church has openings for
Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to
noon. Contact Nancy Vaughan at
the church office for more infor-
mation, 863-763-4021.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, is the last
day of a revival at Buckhead
Ridge Baptist Church, 1731
Hunter Road. Dr. R. C. Ham-
mack, Senior Vice President of
the Baptist College of Florida will
be speaking. Special music will
begin at 6:30. Everyone is wel-
come. For more information call
863 763-3442, 863 763-7532 or
863 634-6792.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, is also
the last of a revival at Westside
Christian Church, 8082 S.R.
70 W at 6. Grace Harmony (Mike
and Sue Filisky) from the Eastside
Christian Church, Lake Placid,
will bring a 30 minute concert and
Willard Delaney from Bucyrus,
OH will be the evangelist. The
service begins at 6 p.m. A free
will offering will be received. The
public is invited and welcome to
attend. For more information call
863-467-2278.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, The
Gathering Church, 1735 S.W
24th Ave., will launch a total of
ten weekly "growth groups."
Each group will focus on a differ-
ent area of interest or need; such
as grief support, health & nutri
tion, and debt elimination, as well
as a variety of interactive Bible
studies. Everyone will meet in the
main sanctuary at 7 p.m. and be
dismissed to the group of their
choice. For more information call


the church office at 863-357-4418.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, 1258 N.E. 13thAve., will
sponsor Inner-City Brotherhood
Night, Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30
p.m. Pastor Vernon Reason of the
Big Lake Church of God by Faith
will be speaking. The church will
celebrate its 39th Church Anni
versary on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 11
a.m.
The Perrys will be in con
cert Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St. A love offering will
be taken. For more information
call 863-763-1699 or 863-763-
7113.
Oakview is sponsoring a trip
for adults on Friday, March 6,
to the Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre in Ft. Myers to see the hi-
larious musical comedy, "Church
Basement Ladies." The cost is
$60 per person, which includes
the chartered bus, buffet dinner
at the theatre and the show. For
more information, please call
the church at 863-763-1699 from
Monday through Thursday.
Feb. 15, is the deadline for
signing up for Oakview's Friday
March 6 trip for adults to the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
in Fort Myers to see the hilarious
musical comedy, "Church Base-
ment Ladies." The cost is $60 per
person, which includes the char-
tered bus, buffet dinner at the the-
atre and the show. For more in
formation, please call the church
at 863-763-1699 from Monday
through Thursday. Oakview Bap
tist Church will be having "Oak-
Fest" on Friday, Feb. 27, from
6-8:30 p.m. Please make plans
to join them for a night of fun for
the whole family with inflatables,
games, horses, food and live en


tertainment. Best of all it
For more information pl
863-763-1699.
Cornerstone
Church, 18387 U.S. 44
McArthur Dairy, will h
movie "Fireproof" Saturd
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that will encourage yo
and show you a new way
at marriage, strengthen y
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child care will be provide
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lost the vices will be at 7 p.m. Rev. James
lay, Feb. Watkins from Tennessee will be
a movie preaching. The church also has
ur heart two new classes for ladies. Each
yto look Monday at 10:30 a.m. there is a
our mar Ladies Bible Class. The theme is
to mar- "Seasoning Your Words." Each
ng. Free Thursday night at 7 there is a class
d. Please for ladies on healthy living. Every-
519 ore one iswelcome. The Okeechobee
neokee. News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
rch of okeenews@newszap.com or
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Always choose fresh fish for your fish fry


By Heather Menendez
Readers: I have not received
the response to my column that I
had hoped. When I discussed this
with my Mom, her answer was
the usual that
family and
friends hear,
"How can
help?"
We decid-
ed to share
a fish recipe
in honor of
the Speckle
Perch Festi-
val, Feb. 7 and
8. Although
she prefers
broiled fish,
she included these helpful hints
for frying.
Fish cooks very quickly, so do
not walk away. Remember you
want hot oil when cooking fish.
This cooks the coating instead of
the coating absorbing the oil. This
recipe calls for peanut oil. Peanut
oil is made from pressed, steam
cooked peanuts. Peanut oil has a
bland flavor and is good for cook-


Award
Continued From Page 1
reduction of students with serious
reading difficulties.
Reading First is a five-year
grant which addresses literacy in
grades kindergarten through third
grade. Funds from being a Read-
ing First School go toward paying
a portion of the Reading Coach's
salary, professional development
training for teachers, access to an
academy of research, materials
and supplies to enhance the read-
ing series and testing supplies.
The Reading First grant pur-
chases SAT-10 exams which are
taken by the students to assess
their reading abilities as well as
the DIBELS materials. DIBELS,
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early
Literacy Skills, is a test which ad-


ing because it does not absorb or
transfer flavors. Its smoking point
is lower than corn or safflower
oil.
If you're not cooking fish that
you caught,
make sure
.) the fish you
are looking
to buy is sit-
ting in ice.
Close your
eyes and
smell the
fish. Fresh
fish does not
smell like
fish and nei-
ther should
the store;
smell means decay. Buy whole
fish and do your own cutting or
ask for the cutting to be done in
the store. Once fish is cut, fresh-
ness deteriorates. Look at the
texture of the fish. Is the body still
viable, or is it frozen solid? You
want the fish to still be bendable,
move the body as you imagine
that fish swam. If it passes these
tests, it's safe to purchase. I know

dresses phonemic awareness, al-
phabetic principles, accuracy and
fluency with connected text, vo-
cabulary development and com-
prehension.
SES Principal, Renee Geet-
ing expressed that, "this dem-
onstrates the commitment our
teachers have for providing our
students with quality reading in-
struction. It was definitely a rec-
ognition worth celebrating."
SES held a short faculty meet-
ing to recognize the teachers
for their accomplishment upon
learning of the recognition.
The school districts: Bradford,
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie,
Escambia, Holmes, Lee, Marion,
Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach
and Taylor counties were all hon-
ored at the "What's Working in
Reading" workshop. The What's
Working series is an innovative


you're thinking what about fresh
eyes and pink gills. Well, these
are myths. Fish change a lot once
caught, and cold, warm, fresh
and salt waters all affect the fish
as to their eyes and gills. Stick
with smell and texture.
To prepare fish for cooking,
lay fish on its side and place knife
blade under the pectoral fin and
cut through to the backbone. Turn
the blade sideways and cut paral-
lel to the backbone from the head
to the tail. A sawing motion will
help guide the blade. Remove the
rib section, then repeat with the
second fillet. To remove the skin,
hold it at the tail end and slide
the knife blade parallel along be-
tween the flesh and skin. A good
fillet knife makes this easy. Knives
need to be sharpened quite regu-
larly.
Fish Fry
Utensils: a good knife, mea-
suring spoons, measuring cups,
whisk, bowl, heavy skillet, paper
towels, strainer, plate.
Ingredients:

program that provides a forum
for education policy makers to
discuss current education trends
and new methods for achieving
greater academic success in Flori-
da's teaching institutions.
Commissioner of Education,
Dr. Eric J. Smith stated, "These
districts in particular have gone
above and beyond to make lit-
eracy a priority for their students
and they should be commended
for such dedication."
Florida Reading First serves a
total of 570 schools in 45 districts.
Reading First schools are given a
variety of resources and training


4 lbs. of fresh fish
1 cup saltine crumbs
3 eggs
S/4cup milk
/ tsp. pepper
salt to taste (since the saltines
have salt you may not want to
add more.)
/4 tsp. onion powder
tsp. garlic powder
2 cups peanut oil
2 lemons cut into wedges
Directions: Butterfly fillets
and pat dry with paper towels. Set
aside. Place saltine crumbs on a
plate. Whisk all other ingredients
except for oil and lemon together.
Dip fillets in egg mixture, then
cracker crumbs. Heat peanut oil,
in a heavy skillet over high heat,
until smoking. Add fillets and
deep fry for approximately 2 to
3 minutes, or until golden brown
on each side. (Do not over cook.)
Drain on paper towels. Serve hot
with lemon wedges. Serves 6.

through the federal Reading First
program to help them achieve
two goals: to increase the per-
centage of students reading at or
above grade level; and to reduce
the percentage of students with
serious reading difficulties.
For more information about
Reading First visit http://www.
fidoe.org/news/pdf/Data_Sheet_
Reading_First_2009.pdf
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Girls' varsity basketball wins at senior night


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Asmothering defense propelled
the girls varsity basketball team to
an easy win on senior night Friday
night against visiting Lake Placid.
The Okeechobee girls allowed
just six points in the first quarter
and one in the second quarter to
the Lady Dragons and defeated
their Highlands County neighbor,
46-24. Okeechobee led 16-6 after
eight minutes of play and never


trailed by less than 10 for the re-
mainder of the half.
Dorothy Burkhardt is the only
graduating senior on the squad
this year. She got off to a good
start with seven points in the first
quarter of what is likely her final
home game. She was honored be-
fore the game with her parents Bill
and Lisa Burkhardt.
The Lady Brahmans used an
aggressive zone defense to bottle
up the Dragons offense. Rarely did


the Dragons have an easy shot at
the hoop. Okeechobee also forced
a lot of turnovers in their half court
defense.
Okeechobee (15-8) led 24-7 at
the break. Lake Placid also played
some tight defense and kept the
Brahmans from picking up the
tempo.
Okeechobee picked up the
tempo in the third quarter as Bur-
khardt hit a 14 footer on transition
and an 18 footer in the half court
offense to give Okeechobee a 19
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point lead, 28-9. She also made a
nice feed to set up a lay up for Ca-
landra Youmans later in the third.
Okeechobee led by as many as 23
in the third quarter. Okeechobee
led 38-15 after the third quarter.
Both teams emptied their
benches in the fourth quarter.
Burkhardt and Jewel Buck both
scored in double figures for the
Lady Brahmans.
"I felt it was a good game, it felt
good to win my last home game,"
Burkhardt said afterward. The se-


nior said she is looking forward to
playing in the district tournament
this year.
Coach Tony Sherlock said the
girls have had a good year. They
could have won 18 games but lost
one game in overtime, and two on
last-second shots. He noted a 15
win season is still something to be
proud of.
"We'll match up with Forest
Hill on Tuesday and hopefully
we'll have a good game. I feel we


can beat anybody in our district if
we play our game," he noted.
The Lady Brahmans JV team
won their game over Lake Placid,
43-30.
The varsity will play in their
district tournament this com-
ing week. The Brahmans have a
chance as they trailed only Lincoln
Park in the standings this year.
Okeechobee will play Forest Hill in
the first round. The winner of that
game will take on Lincoln Park.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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SAMMY the cat was last seen
in the vic of Eagle Bay Dr,
Oak Lake Est area. Orange
tabby with a bushy tail. Call
(863)532-9079


DOG non-biter, will bark at
strangers, fixed, 3 yrs. old,
gentle w/kids, to good home
only (863)634-0198



HUGE YARD SALE 805 SW
15th st- Feb 6 & 7, Fri & Sat
9am 3pm, Clothes, home
accessories, patio furniture,
tools, hardware, locksets
and more...Look for the bal-
loons
Lazy 7 Area off 70 W (4 miles)
-7439 SW 131h St- Fri &
Sat 6 &7 11/1- 8am-3pm
Furniture, Small Appliances,
Clothes & More.

TURTLE COVE
ANNUAL YARD SALE

BUCKHEAD RIDGE Fri, 2/6,
8am til 2pm, We are clean-
ing out,park wide. 1213 Lin-
da Rd. turn off 78 W at
Moose club.


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes y a more informed
and interesting pen. No
wonder newspaper readers
aremore successfully


EImploymen
FullTime 020


BOOKKEEPER Minimum 5
years experience,
(863)763-5321 Call between
6 00 pm and 9 00 pm
EXPERIENCED PLUMBER -
Needed for all phases DFWP
Valid Drivers License Apply in
person @ 2232 NW 32nd Dr
FULL TIME STYLIST position
now available at Stafford's
Hair Salon, Call for an ap-
pointment to interview
(863)763-3933

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 l-
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
MAINTENANCE PERSON
F/T for Local RV Park.
Must have experience.
Call 863-467-5774
NEEDED EXPERIENCED
BOOKKEEPER
with minimum 5 years
experience
(863)763-5321 6to9pm



Christian Preschool has
openings for Food
Prep/Kitchen Position
and Classroom Substitutes.
Call (863)763-8800
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classified "


Employment
Fulime 00


STAFF ACCOUNTANT

2 to 3 yrs accounting
experience, salary
based on experience.


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fo adiioa inforatio


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





MODEL TYPES

Mad, Daily,


CASH


All shifts available

561-891-3946
Must be 18 plus to apply


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SILVeR PALMS
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CLEANING PERSON
Needed Part Time for local
business. 10-20 hours per
week/$9 00 per hour Fax
application to (863)467-5804

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Cam 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 ~


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drape, 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




CARRIER 2 1/2 ton condenser
unit Good condition $150
863-675-1218
CENTRAL A/C unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer
(863)532-9841


COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956


DRYER KENMORE ELITE
LGHT COLOR $90.
(863)261-2511
STOVE Ge,white electric very
good condition. $125.
(239)410-6870



PORTABLE ELEC. heater has
fan with auto thermostat,will
heat 1 Ig rm very good
cond. $13. (863)763-1997
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
great condition. In LaBelle
15 (239)691-9121
MENS AND LADIES ROAD-
MASTER MT SPORT 5X BI-
CYCLES BRAND NEW
MENS-BLACK AND GREY
WOMENS- BLUE AND
WHITE PAID $200 FOR
BOTH $125/neg.
(863)763- 0 3 8 0
(863)697-9521
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551



NEW Hardback Patricia
Cromwell book Scarpetta
$15.00 (863)763-7165


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Florida Photo

IDs

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


COOLER 5 daywheel endu-
rance cooler $15.
(863)763-2958


HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 42" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears Like New (Okee area)
$20/w llsep (863)763-6131
NEWBORN TO 26 Ibs Several
white snap t-shirts/onsies
Clean, spotless, excel cond
(Okee) $12. (863)763-6131


LADIES suits, dresses & pant-
suits sz 14 to 3X. also tops,
pants & shorts sz med &
up $200 or sill separate
(863)763-7165 or 697-0206


ARIZONA CARDINALS 8x10
Upper Deck certified auto-
graph by Antrel Rolle $45
(239)590-5721
ARIZONA CARDINALS Larry
Fitzgerald Certified Jersey
Card 39/50. $55.
(239)590-5721
FOOTBALL CARDS 3000 +
cards in box/great gift $60.
(863)634-2131
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Dell P4, 1GB
Ram, DVDRW, New "19
LCDI Call Tony $299
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Desktop Family
Computer, Xp Pro Games
Etc Complete $75
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast Dell Desk-
top, XP loaded Cal Jose
$125. (561)261-1772
COMPUTER SCREEN COM-
PAQ 10" COMPUTER
SCREEN $20.
(863)261-2511


SCRAP BOOK SUITE CASE -
Like new. Black. On wheels
w/handle 20"x20" Pd $90
Asking $45 (863)763-7953


BED mattress,foundation
reg size w/hdb and frame
like new $175
(863)467-1381
CHAISE CHAIR sits 2 people
comfy great shape $100/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
HOLDS 36" TV 53" wide, 3
shelves, light color $50.
(863)467-2456
GLASS TABLE white iron &
glass table & 4 chairs on
casters. LaBelle $50.
(836)675-2653
LEATHER COUCH & SEAT -
good quality, antique rose,
smaller size for smaller living
room $300 (863)675-4098
LIVINGROOM Sofa, love
seat, wing chair, coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables $1000 or
best offer (863)763-5334
L-SHAPE SECT. off white,
w/teal/beige throw pillows,
Sm Enter Ctr, holds 32" TV
$250 neg (863)675-6422
WHITE WOOD queen/full
headboard only in good con-
dition $75/or best offer
(863)357-6315
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC BED -
like new, Twin size, $75 or
best offer (863)357-2233
Okeechobee area
SOFA BED flips down into
double bed, 72", color
med.blue, new cond. $175.
(863)763-1997
SMALL BLACK Computer
Desk 2 Shelves, Kidney
Shape $20. (863)467-7996


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.











CLUB CAR Used, Good con-
dition, charger, $900 or best
offer. (863)697-1350


12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12 guage 18,5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
COLT AR15 Match Target -
24" Stainless Bull Barrel
2.5X10 Scope (TRADE)
$2000. (772)461-8822
MAK 90 includes 20 mags
and 1200 rnds $1200/neg
(863)673-3893
MAUSER CARBINE Sporter-
ized Model 1895 7MM Bolt
Action $200
(772)461-8822



GOLD'S GYM squat bar comes
w/300 Ib of weights & olym-
pic bar Excellent condition.
$900/neg. (863)697-1247
ORBITREK ELLIPTICAL Exc.
cond tracks time, distance
& spd For home use $300
best offer (863)697-1247



KEROSENE SPACE Heater -
only used twice, like new
$50. (863)467-2456



BEIGE MOBILE Home Tub
Surround New In Box $40.
(863)467-7996




FREE
HEARING TEST
Set for Senior
Citizens

*Beltone
Welpng h wrld he.r ler
6.7637-
3268 US Hwy 441S

POWER WHEEL chair 2006 -
for extra large person Like
new condition $1200/or
best offer (863)634-5225
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949
WHEELCHAIR $50 Call
863-675-1910


HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle


Wednesday February 4th 4 p.m.



45 ACRES

with

30 ACRE LAKE

& TREE PLANTATION






SClear and shallow lake Mining rights for sand extraction
Over 6000 palms & oaks ready to harvest


TERMS: Sells REGARDLESS OF PRICE! Cash to Bid
S10% Buyer's Premium Broker Participation Available Call to Qualify!
Conductedby OWNER. VPS Holdings, Inc
Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc. A,


MOBILE HOME Has lot rent
$300 month includes utiites
GREAT DEAL"i $3000
(863)801-1551


FEMALE CANINE Black &
White, short haired, playful,
great with kids, mostly in-
door dog. $400
(863)467-8743
FREE 1YR INSIDE SPAYED
BOSTON TERRIER/BLUE
HEALER W/ROOM TO RUN
$0. (863)697-6690
KITTENS!!! Kittens free! 3 BIk
& Wh, 2 Gray Tiger, 1 BIk
Beautiful & full of person-
ality! $0. (863)634-0567
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal. -
Everything but rock & fish"
$500/or best offer
(239)878-1776
YORKIE 14 week old females
with papers and shots $800
Firm MINIATURE HORSES
(6) $500 each
PEACOCKS, 10, $40 each
Call (863) 467-0218



SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond., case & attachments,
$345 (863)697-9704
SINGER QUANTUM Futura
200 Embroidery Machine -
plus 4 hours lessons $450.
(863)467-0290



KICKER SYSTEM SX650
AMP/12" L7/fairy cap/ike
new in boxes $350
(863)634-2131
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
speakers in box with 2000
watt amp $600
(863)697-9014


COLOR TV Cable ready/con-
sole/25"/Sylvania $100
(863)357-0166


CRAFTSMAN GENERATOR -
6300 watt/9100 watt surge
Must sell $500
(863)357-0166


SEARS Craftsman table type
router Good condition $50.
863-675-1218


LITTLE TYKES Swingset -
CALL FOR INFO/PICS $350.
(863)634-1897


CASH PAID FOR OLD
BOTTELS call Tom
(813)310-5100 Cell

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Hores 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Askng $150 neg
Never used (863)675-4098



BRIGGS 5.5 hp 2" pace water
pump Used 1 time $150 or
best offer (863)610-2993
BUSHHOG 7', 3pt., hevy du-
ty, like new, $1300 or best
offer (863)517-0470
CRAFTSMAN Lawn mower
625, 22" power propelled,
great engine, spare blade,
needs deck $65.00
(863)357-7409
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
Full size Excellent condition
Like new. $150.
(863)843-0759


WESTERN HAT Bailey beaver
x)00 size 71 like new
stored in box $40.
(863)699-0813


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



FOR RENT- 2 bed 1.5 bath
Apartment $800 mth. Must
See' (863)763-7552 or
(863) 634-7722

OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 17
Near town $750 mo An-
nual Lease Sec-8 o
61-255-4377
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



APARTMENT in BHR, 800 Sq
Ft- 1/1 Extr bk rm $495/mo.
(954)290-0861


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, iba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800.
mo + Utl, 1st & Last mo
sec dep (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage C/Air Lazy 7 area
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541


A CASTLE
C L 7The Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771


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LAKE MOTORS
147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
E ra in. 863-467-5243 se habla espano


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luded, moon roo leather #1 514
991 londa L Civ ...... 4995
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'02 a Sedona l an .... 3995
Ir mnl t at o. iau adel #1 9433
'02 L1ldryoverl iscory Sl '5995
4x4. autos.. V loaded #181
'00Toyola Slara ........'4995
2dr. iut, ltheo r loaded #L6933
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Rent or Rent w/Option to Buy
5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, Ig living rm, kit & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond Zoned Ag $900 mo +
last & sec dep Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm




PHYSICIAN OFFICE for long
term lease call
(863)467-9500 for more in-
formation



ROOMMATE to share home in
Kings Bay $100 per wk
Share water & elect
(863)610-0517




NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL -
Race week at Daytona, Con-
do, sips 6, 2br, on the beach
& pool $800 for the week
Rent or Buy (302)335-0416


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




PARK MODEL, '94 12x40 &
12x20 Florida room, in Buck-
head Ridge Resort, $18,500.
(863)763-7196




BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, Incl 3 HD TV's
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & spnnk sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed
$138500 OBO
(561)818-2348
DOUBLEWIDE ON RIM CANAL
2001, 3/2, 1600 SF,
Screened porch, Boat slip &
Dock on double lot $185,000
Negotiable (912)245-0236
or (912) 557-4176


Mobile Homes




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





BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent 2/1 apartment Unit
newly remodeled Located
12 miles north of Okeecho-
bee on Equestnan Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included No
Pets! $495 Move in spe-
cial. M-F (863)467-2982
BHR Area RENT WITH OP-
TION TO BUY! Owner Fi-
nancing. 2BR/2BA, with lake
access, covered boat slip
w/ift, 18x45 screened in
porch, storage shed w/half
bath, clean, quiet, furnished,
great for retired person or
couple, $500 mo
(859)661-4344
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, rent
or buy, 7-9 mi East of Okee,
$800/mo or best of-
fer(863)634-7449
OKEECHOBEE 6mi east on
Hwy 70. 3br, 2ba, rent or
rent to own, $800/mo or
best offer (863)763-8725
OKEECHOBEE-2Bd/1.5 ba,
Central Heat & Air, Screen
room, $600 mo Will lease
with option @ $55,000.
(863)634-3451
WATERFRONT. 2br/lba, com-
pletely furnished, non smik.
env, no pets $750 mo.+lst
&sec 772-285-5856




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230


'99 Clysler3M .. .3295
V6, leather #LS372
97 Jaguar XJ6 .........5995
ne nrin I milell, -dm #13517
'99 Subaru Olback ...... 3995
IhIll. eI araic a #20-7
2-'03 Taurus .......... 4995
V6.,T #L8310 #L5719
I II ll .I- I lY .. ....3995

'00 Mitsubishi Gallant.. ..3995
4 ryl .Auti, AL#LOI,2
i r"-iA I r. .. V.., .'3995







-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
Park model 1/1 36' w/2 tip
outs, perm roof, 10x36 fl rm,
parking canopy, fully furn, on
rented lot in Okeechobee RV
Park $11,500
(573)748-0134


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneou 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035




BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROFP Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
CAROLINA SKIFF 19 Ft, 90
hp., 24V trolling motor w/
auto pilot & remote, depth
finder, trailer Very good con-
dition $6,995 Call
863-634-7021 Okeechobee
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500
(239)823-2587
LOWE 24' PONTOON Select -
50 hp, hard top, needs some
work $2500.
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rm. $2000 239-770-5729
DUTCHMAN 2002, 5th
wheel, Sleeps 6, 35', Queen
bed, 2 bunk beds, 1.5 bath,
ac/heat, 2 slide outs
$12000 or best offer
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KAR KADDY Select Car dolly,
like-new condition with
brakes $1000.
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REESE HITCH for travel trailer,
all included, stabilizers, etc.
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SPARE TIRE CARRIER, for 4
inch square bumper, like
new $25.00 or best offer
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sleeper; 37 ft.x 8 ft. Must
sell. $9000/or best offer.
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LEEN BODY KIT, FAST CAR
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TIONS CD, a/c, tinted win-
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Ford Taurus 1995, Auto, a/c,
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GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
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$5600 (863)763-3966
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flatbed $1500/or best offer
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DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
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Speed, V8351, Run Great,
120K, $2100/or best offer
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GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
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OTHER Select Delta Packer
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pick up like new $100
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SILVERADO One owner
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8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8' Sin-
gle Axle. Spare new tire &
wheel $600/or best offer
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
Utility Trailer 5x9 wood
floor, 12" wheels with
spare. 13" sides $425 or
best offer (863)763-3036
UTILITY TRAILER Single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12 vent, lights,
side, rear door $2300.
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UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
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bed, new tires and spare
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20K mis on new engine
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000306
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs
ALBERT M. CARTER t. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5. 2009 and entered in Case
No 47-2008-CA-000306 of the Cr-
cuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County
Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N A, is a Planff and ALBERT M
CARTER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AL
BERT M CARTER, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are
the Defendants I will sell to to othe
highest and best bidder for cash at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd St, Oeechobee. FL at
11 00 AM on February 18, 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 211, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC-
TION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
wiin 60 days after the sale
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of te Court
By isiSandraL Creech
As Deputy clerk
Dated this O6t day of January, 2009
In accordance wih the Americans with
Disablihes Act, persons needing a rea
sonable accommodaton to participate in
this proceeding should, no later than sev-
en (7) days prior contact the Clerk of the
Courts disablty coordinator at
863-763-2131, 304 NW 2nd St, Okee-
chobee, FL 33472 If heanng impaired,
contact (TDD)00)955-8771 via Florida
Relay System
306559 ON 1/28,2/4/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCU, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 2008-CA-0296
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING LP FOR THE BENEFIT OF BANC OF
AMERICA MORTGAGE CAPITAL CORPO-
RATION
PLAINTIFF
VS
DANIEL E REARDON CATHERINE L
REARDON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT SI
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENT
NATS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated January 20 2009 entered in
Civil Case No 2008 CA 0296 of the Cr
cult Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Okeecho-
bee, lorida. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury Assem-
bly Room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee
County Judical Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Fonda, at 1100
am on the 25th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set
forth i sad Summary final Judgment,
to-wit
LOT 2, BLOCK 10, A REVISED AND
ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR
CREEK DEVELOPMENT, REVISED
PLAT NO 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
li poendens, must file a claim within 60
days afterthe sale
Dated this 23rd day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/SANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-9000
954)233- 8705
M8-52545
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 199
In accordance with e Americans With
Disabilities Act person needing a special
accommodation to parcipate in this pro
ceeing should contact Court dminis-
tramon no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
raive, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-870-4370 wthm two working
days of your receipt of the Sum
mons/Nthice to Appear If you are hear-
ing impaired call 1-O00-95-771 If you
are voice impaired call 1900955 8770,
ia Flonda Relay Servlce
309211 ON 2/411/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009DR2
Division DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Edilia Rojas,
Petdltioner
and
Wilfredo TCalh,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Wilfredo T Calo
Last Known Address
Oriando, Flonda
YOU ARE NOTiFIED tat an achon has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, if any to it on Edlia Ro
as, whose address is 180 N Granja
St, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
2/16/2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Court Opera-
tine 1 t Floor, 312 NW 3rd S1reet,
Okeechohee, Florida 34972 before
service on Pettioner or immediately
thereafter II you fail o do so, a de-
faul may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
ice You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You musi keep the Clerk of the Circui
Court's office ndtiied of your current
address. (You may ile Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Courl
Approved Family Law Form 1291)
Future papers in this laSulite will be
mailed to the address on record al
the clerk's Office
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
cerlan automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure lo
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking o
pleadings.
Dated 11/62009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/DEBRA GOODRICH
Deputy Clerk
306350 ON 1/14,21,28,2/4/09
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ThE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 008 CA 582
JUDGE: F SHIELDS MCMANUS
FIRST PEOPLES BANK,
Plaintiff
vs
STARDUST PROPERTIESLLC, a Florida
limited liability company; STARDUST
LANES, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company; MOLKENTIN HOLD-
INGS,LLD, a Florida limited liability
company, GILBERT MOLKENTIN, JR,
SUSAN OLKENTIN, jonlly and sev-
erallg, FLORIDA FIRST CAPITAL FI-
NANE CORPORATION, INC AND
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINIS-
TRATION
Defendants


NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure and Sale entered in the cause
pending in te Circut Court of the
Nineeenth Judicial Crcuit, in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Civil Ac
ion Number 2008 CA 582, the under-
signed Clerk will sell the property
slated in said County, described as
mat part of the West of the East / the
Northeast of the Southeast lying
North of State Road 15, in Section 34,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Less and Ecept the West 150 fet,
thereof, of the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, floda
TOGETHER WITH the buildings and im-
provements thereon erected or to be
erected
ALSO TOGETHER WITH al appurtenanc-
es pertaining thereto, including but not
limited to State of Flonda Reail Bever-
age License No BEV5700188 and
Permanent Food service Seating LI
cease No SEA5700434 and any and
all depository accounts and al other
nights, tiles pnaleges and interests of
the Mortgagor in accordance with te
terms of he Mortgage
Property address 1465 Highway 441
S E, Okeechobee, FL 3474
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11 00 o clock A M
on the 1th day of February 2009, in
Ihe Jury Assembly Room located at
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Dated this 13th day of Jan, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
McCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOD & SAWYER PA
2400 S E Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Flonda 34994
(772) 286-1700
E-Mail rps@mcsumm corn
AttomeysforPlaintiff
307846 N 01/28,02/04/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2007-CA-358
JDD #1, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liabili Com any,
vs
DEWEY LIGHTSEY, JANE DOE
LIGHTSEY, wife of Dewey Lioghtse, If
married, RUTH LIGHTSEY, JOHN
DOE LIGHTSEY, husband of Ruth
Lightsey, if married, JOHN and JANE
DOE #1 as to Parcel 1. JOHN and
JANE DOE #2 as to Parcel 2, DAVID
H FELTENBERGER, CURT L GALLATIN,
CARRELL M. GWYNN, EDWARD G.
GWYNN, BRIDGETTE LOSCHIAVO,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, and UNITED
STATE OF AMERICA,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Amended final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 9, 2008, and
entered in Case No 2007- A-358 of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit, n and for Okeechobee County,
Florda, where JDD #1, LLC, a Floi-
da Limited Liability Company, is the
Plantiff and DEWEY LIGHTSEY JANE
DOE LIGHTSEY. wie of Dewey Light-
sy, iJo mamed, RUTH LIGHTSEY,
JOHN JOE LIGHISEY, husband of
Ruth lhsey, if marned, JOHN and
JANE DOE #1 as to Parcel 1, JOHN
AND Jane doe #2 as to Parcel 2, DA
VID H FELTENBERGER, CURT L GAL-
LATIN, DARRELL M GWYNN,
EDWARD G GWYNN, BRIDGETTE
LOSCHIAVO, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are
the defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at Jury Assembly
room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee Florida 34972 on the
25th day of February, 2009 at 1100
A M, ie following descnbed property
as set tort in said Final Judgment, y-
ng and being situate in Okeechobee
County Florida, to wit
Commencing at the Northwest comer
of said Secton 6, thence bear South
01 12 45" West, along the West line
of said Section 6, a distance of 50 02
feet to a point on the South nght of
way lne of NW 240th Street being a
100 fool wide ngho of way), tence
bear North 99 34'14" East among said
South night of way line, a distance of
526 00 feet to the Point of Beginning,
thence cononue to bear North 89 34'
14' East along said South night of way
line, a distance of 15200 feet,
thence bear South 010 12 45" West
along a lie parallel and 2178 00 feet
East (as measured along the North line
of sad Section 6) a distance of
1665 00 feet, thence bear Sout 89
34' 14" West along a line parallel to the
North line of said Section 6, a distance
of 1652 feet, thence bear North 01
12' 45 East alone a lne parallel to the
West line of sad Section 6, a distance
of 1665 00 tet to Me Poit of Begin-
nming
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the LS Peenes must he a clam
within sity (60) days ofthe sale
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilibes Act, persons requinng a
special accommodation to participate
in Ibis proceeding should contact
(863)946-6010, 1-800-955-8771
([DD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via
orida Relay Service, not after than
seven (7) days por to the proceeding
DATED this 22nd day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
JEFFREY A FADLEY PA
807 SW Second Avenue
Okeechobee Flonda 349784
863) 763 5733 telephone
G3) 763-6199 facsimile
309155 ON 2/4,11/09
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucton will be held at Johns Tow-
i Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on FEBRUARY 20,
2009, at 9 00 A M Pursuant to Flonda
Statute 713 78 for unpad towing and
storage charges Year make, model
and IN are as follows
2005 Chevy Coball
VIN#1G1AL52FB57559393
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
night of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI
NAU NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is'
conddonn wth no guarantee's
309737 ON 2/4/09
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parro Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974 on
Friday the 20th day of Feb 2009 from
10 00-11 00 A M Pursuant to Flonda
statute 71378 for unpaid towing and
storage Year Make, Model & Vin's as
follows
1992 Green Saturn S Series
1G8ZG1474NZ172495
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the ngh of final bid All sales are final
No refunds will be made Said automo-
bdes wil be sold in "AS IS" waiM no
guarantees
3098150N 2/4/09
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Case No 2009DR 33
CINDY F MOORE
Pehtioner
and
KEVIN F MOORE,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO KEVIN F MOORE
3633NW 21st Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been iled against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, i any, to Cindy F
Moore 3633 NW 21stAvenue, Oke-
chobee, Flonda 34972, on or before
March 4, 2009, and file the ognal
wdh te clerk of this Court at 312 NW
3rd street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 before service on Petioner or
immediately thereafter If you fall to d
so, a detaull may hbe entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petllion
Copies of all court documents in This
case, including orders, are available
at Ihe Clerk of he Circuit's Courts of-
lice. You may review these docu-
ments upon re uest
You must keep Ime Clerk of the Circuit
ourt's office notified o your current
address (You may ile Nolice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed lo the address on record at
Ihe clerk's office.
WARNING Rule 12 285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings
Dated January 30, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ Vicki Rogers
Deputy Clerk
309458 ON 2/4,11,18,25/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
F/IA CENTEX HOME EQUITY
COMPANY LLC,
Plantiff
VS CASE NO 08-566 CA
JERRY L HILL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JERRY L HILL, CECILIA E HILL, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CECILIA E HILL,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEDANT(S),
UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN
TENANT#2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Note is hereby given Mat, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above styled
cause, in Me Circuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, desenbed as
EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 22, BLOCK 1,
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
7800 Northwest 86th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in te Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock A M, on Feb-
ruary 25,2009
DATED THIS 7th day of January 2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any other
than the property owner as of the dale
of the is pendens, must file a claim
wdhin 60 days after te sale
Wdness my hand and seal of tis court
on the 7th day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:
In accordance with e American wih
DOlsabilllies Acl of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contacI Courl Adm nistration no later
han sen days prior to the proceed-
ng AT 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St Lucle, Florida 34986,
(772) 807-4370 within two working
days of our recent of this notice Ir
ou ARn HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-0771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
306535 ON 2/4,11/09

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
Request or Feral Hog
Removal Contracor
Kissimmee rane Preserve State Park
Informatonal meeing and site vist
2/1109 at m
Location Park Office
33104 NW 192nd St
Okeechobee 34972
Phone 863-462-5360
309547 ON 2/4,6,8/09

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Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County Florida
309467 ON 2/4,11/09


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flonda


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Ses-
sion on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 9 00 a m at the Health Department Audi-
tarium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee Flonda
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioner with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatm record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tesb-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
In accordance with the Americans wdh DisabliUtes Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons wth disabilities needing special accommodaton to participate in
ths proceeding should contact Betsy Sheffield or Paula Poskon, no later tan two
(2) working days pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext 2100 If you are
heanng or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-88-447-5620
(TTY)
GCl Bett Jr. Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County Florida
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)-PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, pursu-
ant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the Stale or Florida's Consultants Com-
plitive Negotiaions Act and the SlaTe Requirements for Educational Facilities
1999, will consider the contracting of an archletectngneer for providing profes-
sional services for the following projects:
The projects) will consist of Minor Prolects Collee Wide
The Professional Services requested include the following disciplines
Architecture
Civil
Mechanical, Electncal, Plumbing
Structural
Surveying
Geographical Information Systems
Geotechnical & Materals Testing
Environmental
Firms desirma to provide Professional Services or the orolectrls described
above shall submit one (1) ornonal and five (5) comes clearly indicating the
orolectlsl for which ou are submuiina
Please submit the following information in the order listed
1. Letter of Interest
2 GSA Standard Forms 254 and 255
3 Consultant Questionnaire Form which can be obtained by calling the
IRSC Facilites Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or nefeably by
e-maimg your request to pirey@irse edu
4 Three (3) Lefers of Recommendalton from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5 Copy of your firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6 If your irm Is a corporation, please provide a copy of your firm's current
Florida Corporate Charter
Business entitles Interested in providing architectural/engineering services fol
Indian River State Colleoe IIRSC) are hereby notified that submittal documents
will be accepted at the Indian River State Colleoe Facilties Plannmn Office
Building 'S' Room #233 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce FL 34981-5596 un-
til 12'00 Noon on February 17 2009 Submiltals received after that time/dale
will not be considered
IRSC reserves the righ to waive any informality in the selection process and to
reject any and all Requesis for Qualificaions
309428 ON 2/4,11/09

LEGAL NOTICE
SEALED BIDS will be received by te Board of Okeechobee County Commissioners
for the removal of two (2) surplus boats/vessels, which are obsolete, inefficient and
serve no useful function to the County Sealed Bids descnbed as Surplus
BoatsNessels" must be submitted to the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, locat-
ed at 312 NW 3rd Street, Room 206, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 by 3 00 p m, lo-
cal time, on Monday February 16th. 2009 Each bid must contain the full name,
address, phone number and signature of person submttlng bid
A minimum bid of $500 00 per boat will be required by all bidders The surplus
boatsevessels and any related items and equipment inside or attached to the
boats/vessels will be sold "As Is", "Where Is" condition to the highest bidder Bidders
are urged to thoroughly inspect the boats/vessels pnor to submitting a bid
Descnptian of the surplus boats/vessels are as follows
1985 Gibson Fiberglass Houseboat, 42 foot
Senal # GBN42772G485
1993 Catmara Fiberglass Pontoon Boat, 26 foot
Senal # ARBA1437C393
The Bidder/Buyer must rely on hs/her own information, inspection and determina-
hon as to the "seaworthy condition, amount of damage and value" of the surplus
boats/vessels Viewing and inspection hours for the surplus boats/vessels will begin
at 9 00 a m and end at 11 0 a m on Monday, February 9h, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the nght to reject any or all bids for
any reason whatsoever and to wave any irregulanties and to accept te bid, which
in its judgment is in the best interest of Okeechobee County
Payment to the County must be made in full pnor to successful bidders) removing
any items from storage site Bidders shall be responsible for all cost and services
associated with removal, loading, transportation, tite nansfer fees, taes and any
other fees or cost related to te surplus boats/vessels All boatsvessels must be re-
moved from the storage site by the successful bdder(s) by 4 00 p m on Monday,
February23rd, 2009
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 4, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 1hi JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 000398
Deutsche Ban Natual Trust Company
as Trustee for e registered holders of
New Century Home Equity Loan Trust
Senes 2005-B, Asset Backed Pass-
Through Certifcaes,
PlainMf,
-vs-
Damon Enc Marin; Melissa Lee Hansen;
Mortgage Electronic Regisralon
Systems, Inc, as nominee for Secured
Funding Corporaion, Unknown Partes in
Possession #1, Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, trough, un-
der and against the above named
Deendant(s) who are not known to be
dead alive, whether sad Unlknown
Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, DeOsees, rantees, or Other Clal-
mants
Deendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Feclosure
dated November 10, 2008, entered in
Civil Case No 2007 CA 000258 of the
Circit Court of the 19th Judicial Circit
in and for Okeechobee County, Honda,
wlrein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company as Trustee for te registered
holders of New Century Home Equity
Loan Trust, Senes 2005-B, Asset Backed
Pass-through Cerficates, Plaintiff and
Damon Enc Martin and Melissa Lee Han-
sen are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SEC-
OND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
1100 AM, on February 25, 2009, the
following described property as set forth
in said Rna Judgment, to-wt
LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 2, SECTION 1,
LAR-KEE LAKES FOR MOBILE HOME
ONLY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI
LIlY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST.
LUCIE, FL 34986, IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL' 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Flonda, this
23rdday ofDecember, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRUI COURT
Okeechobee CounL, Honda
By Sandra L Creech
Deputy Cleik
Attorney tfr Plaindfi
Shapiro & shman, LLP
2424 North Feral Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, RFda 33431
07-79110B
305385 ON 02/04,11/09


Glades Central defeats Okeechobee


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Glades Central used balanced
scoring, and a big run in the third
quarter to break open a close game,
as they defeated Okeechobee High


School in boy's basketball action,
6547, on Saturday night.
Antoine Chisholm had 13 points
and Clive Walford and Jermarion
Phillips both had 11 points to lead
the Raiders to victory.
David Jeune had 13 points, and


Matt Skipper added 11 points to lead the first half. Glades Central led 14-
Okeechobee, (10-13). 12 after the first quarter and 26-20
Glades Central (14-3) had lost at the half. The Raiders out-scored
earlier this year to the Brahmans in a Okeechobee 22-10 in the third quar-
thrilling overtime game in Okeecho- ter to take control.
bee. Duelle Gore had seven points and
The game was back and forth in Ricky Osceola and Terrence Allen


both had four points for Okeecho-
bee.
The boys will hold their senior
night game on Thursday against
Moore Haven.


Hospice staff to host benefit softball game


STUART Members from the
New York Mets 1986 World Series
team and Mets coaching staff take to
the field on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Tra-
dition Field in St. Lucie West for the
fourth annual Treasure Coast Hos-
pice versus St. Lucie Mets Celebrity
and Community Softball Game.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with Mets
players conducting the John McHale
Baseball Clinic, specifically designed


for children who have lost a parent,
sibling or other loved one. Follow-
ing the clinic, the Mets 1986 World
Series team and Mets coaching staff
take to the field for a friendly show-
down against the Treasure Coast
Hospice team, which will feature a
lineup of community leaders.
Two new additions this year to
the annual event include ESPN Ra-
dio broadcasting the game live and


a fireworks finale.
Tickets are $5; kids under 12 are
free. Proceeds are earmarked for
Camp Good Grief-a youth camp
designed for kids who have suffered
a loss, providing children and teens
a place to express their grief with
others who have had a similar ex-
perience.
Sponsorship packages are avail-
able and begin at $100. For game or


sponsorship details, contact Anne
Marie Davidson at 772-403-4406.
Founded over 25 years ago,
Treasure Coast Hospice (TCH) is a
not-for-profit organization providing
compassionate, high quality care
to patients with life-limiting or life-
threatening illnesses. TCH also pro-
vides grief counseling services, be-
reavement programs, and caregiver
support groups to loved ones of pa-


tients. Services are available to any-
one regardless of their ability to pay.
The organization has two, eight-bed
Hospice Houses in Martin County
and a sixteen-bed Hospice House
in St. Lucie County. Fully licensed
by the state of Florida, TCH serves
Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee
counties. For more information,
please visit www.TCHospice.org.


IRSC to host 6th Annual River Classic Car Show


Car enthusiasts will want to put
their best polish and shine on their
custom or classic ride and get ready
for the Sixth annual River Classic
Custom Car Show at Indian River
State College. IRSC is partnering
with XTREMELOWZ of West Palm
Beach to host the River Classic8
2009 Custom Car Show Sunday,
March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort


Pierce. Participants in the competi-
tion may register between 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Admission and parking
for the public is FREE.
Car enthusiasts can enter cars
and trucks for competition in 31
categories including: classic, mus-
cle cars, ladies ride, low riders and
trucks. The event will also include
a Sound Challenge. Individuals in-
terested in participating in the 2009


River Classic Custom Car Show can
register their car for $25. Entry in the
sound challenge is also $25 per car
and $10 for an additional run. Judg-
ing begins at 10 a.m., and trophies
will be awarded at 4 p.m. Those
wanting to display their car or truck
in a non-juried competition can par-
ticipate in the Park-n-Shine display
with a $15 entry fee. All proceeds
from the event go towards funding


IRSC Automotive Technology schol-
arships.
Sponsors for the River Classic
2009 Custom Car Show are Charlie's
Dodge of Fort Pierce, Charlie's Nis-
san of Fort Pierce, Roger Dean Buick
GMC of Fort Pierce, R.M.M. Trucking
of Loxahatchee, T&E Car Audio of
Fort Pierce, MMATS Pro Audio of
Riviera Beach, Snap-on Tools of Fort
Pierce and Sugarhill Dental Care of


Jensen Beach.
The rain date for the show is
March 22. For information on ve-
hicle registration or for a complete
list of juried competition categories,
visit www.irsc.edu and click on the
River Classic 2009 Car Show link,
call 1-866-792-4772 or email acord-
ary@irsc.edu.


Boys push Jensen Beach to the limit in district final


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's Boys
Soccer Team battled to a draw with
Jensen Beach for 80 minutes of
regulation and for two overtime pe-
riods before they fell in the District
14-4A final Friday night, 2-1.


The game was decided on pen- district tournament game in the his-
alty kicks after the second overtime tory of their school.
period. Okeechobee (10-6-4) got two Alan Najara scored a goal late in
goals from Ivan Torres and Christian the first half for Okeechobee. Austin
Toribio, but it wasn't enough as the Armstrong scored on a shot from
Falcons poured in three goals to win 30 yards away in the second half
another district championship. for Jensen Beach, (15-6). In the five
Jensen Beach has never lost a year history of Jensen Beach they


are now (10-0) in district tourna-
ment games.
Okeechobee Coach Lonnie
Sears said his team made a couple
of mental mistakes that really hurt
their chances. He stated that his
team is as good as Jensen Beach,
but they must believe they can beat
a good team.


Jensen had dominated Okeecho-
bee earlier in the year in a match at
Okeechobee.
Okeechobee will travel for the
state regional quarterfinal on Tues-
day. An opponent will be deter-
mined on Sunday.


Kiwanis Club participates in Souper Bowl of Caring


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club
participated in the Souper Bowl of
Caring for the third year where they
raised $100 as well as about six
boxes of non-perishible items.
Each year the Okeechobee Ki-
wanis Club chooses a local food


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pantry to donate their contribution
to this nationwide cause which is
promoted by the National Football
League in accordance with the Su-
per Bowl.
Each organization reports their
funds and food raised to the Souper
Bowl of Caring organization which
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ed in this nationwide effort.
Kiwanis donated their food and
monetary donation to the Okeecho-
bee Presbyterian Church food pan-
try. Jeri Ellsworth, a volunteer for
the pantry, came to Kiwanis to ex-
plain how their food pantry works
and how their contributions help
local citizens on a daily basis.
The Okeechobee Presbyte-
rian Food Pantry is located at the
church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Accord-
ing to Mrs. Ellsworth, the food pan-
try functions as a source of emer-
gency food for local citizens. They
work under the auspice of Second
Harvest Treasure Coast Food Bank
out of Ft. Pierce.
In order to receive food from the
pantry, one must provide proof of
Okeechobee residency and picture
identification. One can receive food
from the pantry six times a year and
they are never charged.
The pantry is funded through
the church providing the facili-


ties, church contributions, indi-
vidual contributions and other area
churches/businesses/organizations
contributions. The pantry also re-
ceives grants based on the number
of families they serve each year.
The Treasure Coast Food Bank
delivers food once a week to the
pantry and they also have the op-
portunity to purchase food from
the food bank. They also purchase
food locally at local stores.
The pantry is run 100 percent
by volunteers. In 2008, they served
2,510 families which totaled 9,479
individuals. This was a great in-
crease from 2007, where they
served 600 families totalling 1,900
individuals.
The pantry is open Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9
a.m. until noon.
During the Souper Bowl of
Caring, organizations, congrega-
tions and schools and donate 100
percent of their collections to a lo-


Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler

OHS Varsity Cheerleaders
Coach Karen Matthews starts the basketball cheerleading season on Saturday, Jan.
10. Coach Matthews teaches girls from the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior
classes. In no particular are cheer team members: Liz Turner, Allyson Matthews, Crashal
Williams, Karalyn Wyman, Carliegh Alderman, Abagail Queen, Macin Raulerson, Allison
Chandler, Allison Prewitt, Morgan Crawford, Ashleigh Ezard, Savannah Joiner.


cal charity of their choice. Souper
Bowl of Caring started with one
church youth group in South Caro-
lina in 1990 when a young minister
prayed, "Lord, even as we enjoy the
Super Bowl football game, help us
be mindful of those without even a
bowl of soup to eat."
From that prayer, the Souper
Bowl of Caring was born and more
than $50 million has been raised
nationwide.
In 2008, 14,500 organizations
collected over $10 million and ev-
ery penny went to local organiza-
tions that help people in need.
Souper Bowl of Caring organiz-
ers expect this year to be bigger
than ever, with young people from
17,000 congregations, schools and
civic clubs signed up to participate.
Any organization can get in-
volved in the Souper Bowl of Car-
ing, donations do not have to be
made just during the Super Bowl
time frame. To register your con-
gregation, school or group, visit
www.souperbowl.org.
In other Kiwanis news, on Thurs-
day, Feb. 5, Vance Akins, the captain
of the Insurance Fraud department
will be at Kiwanis where he will
give a demonstration on many dif-
ferent types of fraud including iden-
tity theft and check fraud. It will be
a hands-on demonstration where
each person will be able to take
part in really understanding how
people complete some fraudulent
acts.
Cpt. Akins and William Hill
will be at the Kiwanis meeting on
Thursday, Feb. 5, at the American
Legion Post 64 at noon.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 13


OHS defeats Moore Haven


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
David Jeune had 26 points and
15 rebounds as the Okeechobee
High School Boys Basketball
Team defeated Moore Haven,
63-45 in Glades County Thursday
night.
The outcome was never in
doubt as the Brahmans jumped
out to a 20 point lead in the first
half and led by double digits
throughout the second half.
"We have the habit of playing


down to the competition," Brah-
mans Coach Jon Enrico said, "We
could have had a running clock
against them and a bigger lead,
but we didn't."
Matt Skipper had eight points
for the Brahmans. All of the
Brahmans scored in the contest.
June, Corey White and other
starters spent a lot of time on the
bench in the second half.
Okeechobee will face Moore
Haven again this week when the
Brahmans hold senior night on
Thursday. Coach Enrico said the


Brahmans 11th win of the year
wasn't impressive, but it was still
a win.
The Brahmans have some
tough games coming up with
Hardee at home on Tuesday. They
play in the district tournament
during the week of Feb. 8. Glades
Central is the host team for this
year's tournament.
"We can beat anybody in our
district this year, but unfortunate-
ly we haven't done that," Enrico


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Taekwondo students earn medals


On Jan. 23 and 24, Taekwondo
America held their national tour
nament at the Radisson World Re-
sort in Orlando. Twenty-three stu-
dents attended from Russ Adams
Taekwondo America in Okeecho-
bee.
They all came home with med
als.
The following is the results
of their efforts: Hannah Morales
- third in forms, Michael Lazaro -
second in forms, Jennifer Lester -
Spirit award, Trina Lense second
in forms, Nicholas Brown sec-
ond in forms and third in sparring,
T.J. McKenna, Jr. first in forms
and fourth in sparring, Daylin
Walker third in forms and third
in sparring, Charles Yager third
in forms and third in sparring,
Linden Buccino second in forms
and first in sparring, Casey Hurst
- first in forms and first in spar-
ring, Anthony Hernandez first in
forms, Disan Hernandez, Jr. third
in forms, Steven Brown third in
forms and fourth in sparring, Mia
Lazaro fourth in sparring, Cristian
Morales first in forms, Ty Collins
- third in forms and fourth in spar-
ring, McKayla Skinner fourth in
forms, Juliet Skinner fourth in
forms, Travis McKenna, Sr. fourth
in forms and first in sparring, John
Lense -second in sparring, Johna


Submitted photo
Those who participated in the Nation Tournament included
T.J. McKenna, Jr., McKayla Skinner, Trina Lense, Mia Laza-
ro, Daylin Walker, Cristian Morales, Disan Hernandez, Jr.,
Michael Lazaro, Charles Yager, Linden Buccino, Ty Collins,
Hannah Morales, Juliet Skinner, Anthony Hernandez, Jenni-
fer Lester, Casey Hurst, Nicholas Brown, Steven Brown, Tra-
vis McKenna, Sr., Russ Adams, Sr. Instructor and Owner, (not
pictured) John Lense, Denise Whitehead, Makaya Whitehead
and Johnathan Guitron. Congratulations to all.


than Guitron fourth in sparring,
Denise Whitehead first in forms
and second in sparring, Makaya
Whitehead second in forms and
second in sparring.
This national tournament was
attended by competitors from as
far away as New York, Massachu


setts, Virginia, the Carolinas, and
as far west as Texas, Mississippi,
and Alabama.
There were over 400 com-
petitors, so congratulations to the
Okeechobee competitors for do-
ing so well.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Football seniors
The OHS Varsity Football team seniors (back-left to right) Curtis Everett, Kareem Jones, Gar-
rett Madrigal, Lonnie Pryor, Leland Schoonmaker, (front-left to right) Jonathan Schrock, Chris
Tulio, Carson Williams, (not pictured) Pablo Cardenas, Sam Dixon, Kerwin givens, Mike Minon-
do, Alan Najera, Nate Pollard, Louis Ruiz, and Shane Taggert were honored a the Okeechobee
County School Board meeting for their outstanding achievements this season coming in as
District Runner-Ups. Megan Schrock (front-right) and Septemberlyn Davis (not pictured) were
also honored for all their hard work in keeping the team taped up, together and organized.


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