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PKEECHOBEE


NEWS


Vol. 100 No. 21 Wednesday, February 18, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Florida Building
Codes meeting
On Feb. 18, Okeechobee
County Planning and Develop-
ment Department will spon-
sor the 2007 Florida Building
Codes Educational Meeting
from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter, 1750 Hwy. 98 North. There
is no charge for this meeting.
For more information call 863
763-5548.

Mainstreet Mixer
planned
Okeechobee Main Street's
February Mixer will be hosted
by Pristine Properties located
at 1120 South Parrott Avenue
from 5 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 19. The public is invited
to come join us for networking,
refreshments, door prizes and a
chance to win our Mega 50/50
drawing. For more information
contact Main Street's Executive
Director Toni Doyle at 863-357-
6246.

Dine with Doctors
Did you ever wonder what
procedures are followed in
an emergency room? The
next "Dine with the Doctor," a
medical series, is scheduled for
Feb. 24, in the dining room of
Raulerson Hospital. Dinner ser-
vices starts at 5 p.m. with the
physician presentation at 5:30
p.m. The dinner is only $5 for
the entree, salad, roll and but-
ter, beverage, and dessert...
the physician presentation is
FREE. This month's presenta-
tion, "What Happens in the
Emergency Department," will
be presented by Jonathan Adel-
berg, M.D., Emergency Depart-
ment Medical Director at Raul-
erson Hospital. Please R.S.VP.
to Bill Casian at 863-824-2702
for a reserved seat.

Deadline nears for
tax exemptions
Applications for Homestead
exemption, Additional Senior
Exemption for person's 65
years or older, Agriculture Clas-
sification and all other exemp-
tion applications should be filed
with the Property Appraiser's
Office by March 1, 2009. Agri-
culture renewal cards (green
cards) are also due March 1.
The property appraiser's office
is located at 307 N.W. Fifth Av-
enue in the Alderman Building.
Exemption for seniors 65 and
older is subject to income lim-
its. For more information con
tact the office at 863-763-4422.

Drought Index

Current: 653
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.09 feet
Last Year: 10.12 feet

Sponsored By: .


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


Council approves rate schedules


City officials set
rates for documents,
inspections, and
plan reviews

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Thanks to two resolutions
passed by the Okeechobee City


Council on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 17 interested citizens now
have all fees for copies of pub-
lic documents, inspections and
plans reviews in one place for
easy reference. City Clerk Lane
Gamiotea said the fees for public
records have not gone up. They
are set by state statute. Fire Chief
Herb Smith said the inspection
fees are comparable or maybe
even conservative as compared


to other areas of the state. The
biggest change is the inclusion
of newer forms of records such
as CDs and DVDs.
The Visiting Nurses Asso-
ciation (VNA) was granted their
request to close S.E. Park Street
between Second and Third Av-
enues on April 18 from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. for VNA Family Sports
Day.
Turning to board positions,


New football coach: Happy to be here


New Coach Jeremy Beckham meets
(middle) looks on.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Marcus Martin, a key returning player. David Carr


Community welcomes Beckham


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jeremy Beckham already
feels at home in Okeechobee.
The new coach at Okeecho-
bee High School was greeted
warmly at a reception at the
high school Friday night that
was attended by top school
administrators, School Super-
intendent Dr. Patricia Cooper,
members of the Brahman
booster club, and players and
coaches.
"Its overwhelming and
amazing. Everyone has
opened up their arms to me in
Okeechobee. I'm very happy
and excited. I just want to work
as hard as I can and make them
proud of Brahman football," he
said.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia
Cooper said she was very im-
pressed with the reports she re-
ceived on Beckham. She noted
he brought a book with him
about Okeechobee football that
really showed he cared and did
his homework.
Head of the search commit-
tee Sean Downing said Beck
ham had a lot of experience in
football and that the committee
was very satisfied with their se-
lection.
Beckham promised that
his team will play hard, play
fast, and get after it. "I promise
all of you that you will get my
best effort. We will have a lot
of fun. We'll have a wide open
offense and a hard, aggressive


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Frank Irby was re-elected as a
regular member of the Okeecho
bee Utility Authority Board of Di-
rectors while Devin Maxwell was
re-elected an alternate member
of the board. Councilman Mike
O'Connor was appointed to the
Main Street Board of Directors in
place of Dowling Watford and he
was also appointed an alternate
to the Central Florida Regional
Planning Council.


In other action the board pre-
sented Belen Reyna with a Five
Year Service Award and vice
mayor Dowling Watford pro
claimed the week of Feb. 15-21
to be National Engineers' Week
in the City of Okeechobee.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


State Farm no


longer to insure


property in Fla.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Friday, Feb. 13 Florida
Insurance Commissioner Kevin
McCarty conditionally approved
State Farm Florida's request
to withdraw from the Florida
property insurance market.
According to the conditions
placed on the withdrawal, State
Farm Florida shall not place any
of its policies with Citizens, the
state run insurance company,
and State Farm Florida agents
are ordered to direct their cli-
ents to other private insurance
companies. Prorated refunds
shall be given to policy hold-
ers who wish to cancel or not
renew a policy. State Farm shall
also consider all offers to as-
sume all or part of its business.
Local State Farm agent, Da-
vid Hester, said State Farm of-
ficials are reviewing the condi-
tions of the approval. He has
no indication yet as to how they
will react. They could either ac-
cept all the conditions, reject
all the conditions, or try to ne-
gotiate some of the conditions.


They have 21 days to reply.
Currently State Farm agents,
under the terms of their con-
tract with State Farm, can only
write State Farm policies. That
is a common practice with
many insurance companies.
However, under Florida law,
any agent that is licensed to sell
insurance in Florida is allowed
to write policies for any com-
pany licensed in Florida.
Another condition states that
State Farm Florida is to surren-
der its Certificate of Authority
within 30 days. Mr. Hester said
that if the company did so, it
would be giving up the right to
service current policy holders.
That could be a conflict with
the condition that State Farm
agents transfer their clients to
other insurance companies.
The commissioner's condi-
tional approval does not spe-
cifically address State Farm's
request to be allowed to phase
out policies over a two year pe-
riod.
"State Farm intended to
See Insurance Page 9


City Planning Board

to discuss historic

preservation ordinance


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Football Coach Jeremy Beckham speaks to the crowd at
Friday's reception.


defense."
Beckham had a full week-
end of events on tap as he visit-
ed with players on Saturday af-
ternoon and held a community
meeting on Saturday night.
He also spend Saturday in-
terviewing possible assistant
coaches. He said he will work
hard to assemble the best pos-
sible staff.


"I will do my due diligence
and make sure we bring in the
highest quality of person first,
somebody who knows about
football and can teach funda-
mentals so our players are suc-
cessful. I'm looking forward to
talking to everybody and see


See Coach Page 9


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When it meets tomorrow
evening, the City Planning
Board will consider allowing
a commercial indoor rec-
reation facility to be built in
connection with the planned
commercial complex Jerry
Suarez is developing on the
west bank of Taylor Creek
north of the S.R. 70 bridge.
The board will also con-
sider any additional requests
for amendments to the city's
land development regula-
tions.
After the conclusion of the
regular meeting the board
will go into workshop ses-
sion to discuss a proposed
sign ordinance as well as a
proposed historic preserva-
tion ordinance. Another top-


If you go ...
What: Monthly meeting
of the City of Okeechobee
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals.
When: 6 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 19
Where: City Council
Chambers, Okeechobee
City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
ic of discussion will be com-
mercial corridor designation.
The board will also review
methodology of the 2010
evaluation and appraisal re-
port relating to the compre-
hensive plan.
No official action can be
taken at a workshop.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Index


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Lifestyles ... ....... ........ .... 2
Community Events................... 6
Crossword 4
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
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Weather 2

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CAP cadets fly model planes


The Okeechobee Composite
Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
tried their hand at flying Radio
Control Model Aircraft by invita-
tion of the Okeechobee Model
Airplane Club at their local fly
ing field I on N.E. 80th Avenue.
Captain Joe Papasso, Squadron
Commander and David Fox,
President of the Okeechobee
Model Airplane Club saw this
as a great opportunity to bring
both groups together, have
some fun and promote aviation
education within the commu-
nity.
Captain Papasso explained
it was originally intended to be
a cadet activity, but before the
first engine was ever started,
the Model Club was generous
enough to offer the senior of-
ficers and parents the opportu-


nity to also take the controls of
a model aircraft.
The model aircraft are simi-
lar in shape and function to the
Cessna 172 the Civil Air Patrol
flies, so the cadets were already
familiar with the basic aircraft
design and control functions.
In fact, most of the Cadets have
already had the controls of the
CAP 172 in their hands in flight
while participating in the Civil
Air Patrol Cadet Orientation
Flight Program.
With the model planes, the
cadets had the opportunity to
experience flight from another
perspective, outside the aircraft
where they can actually see
how the aircraft reacts to the
control inputs.
While flying full size planes,
pilots rely on small visual clues


looking outside the aircraft as
well as feelings and sensations
from their body as it is acted
upon by the forces of the aircraft
in flight. Model aircraft pilots
rely solely upon visual clues; it
is a totally different perspective
and type of flying as the cadets
and CAP pilots learned.
The Model Aircraft are in-
dividually owned by members
of the Okeechobee Model Air-
plane Club, who generously
donated their time, equipment
and fuel for use by the Civil Air
Patrol Members. These aircraft
are all high wing configurations
and considered "trainers" in the
Radio Control Model Airplane
Sport. They are constructed
of balsa wood with a tricycle
See CAP Page 8


Submitted photo
Members of the Civil Air Patrol learned how to pilot model air-
craft with help from the Okeechobee Model Airplane Club. Left
to right are Dan Groden, Dan Boggs, Ike Nelson, Mike Miller,
Joey Allen, Heather Lowry, Bob Bales, David Fox and Gene
Bartz.





2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Engagement

Lamoureux-

Stevens
Dana Broderick of Okeecho-
bee and Joseph (Bert) Lamou-
ruex of Ocala, are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Danielle Lamouruex to
Joseph Stevens of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Jake and Janis Stevens of
Okeechobee.
a ...


Wedding Announcement


The wedding is planned for
March 21,2009.
The bride to be is a 2004 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School.
She is employed as a Health Sup-
port Technician with Okeechobee
County Health Department.
The groom is a 2003 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
is employed as a store manager
with Original Equipment.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


Dana Broderick and Joseph Lamouruex


Pharr-Polley
Leesa Marie Pharr and Chad
Franklin Polley were joined in
marriage on Nov. 14, 2008.
The bride is the daughter of
Laurie Pharr of Okeechobee and
the late Dr. Wayne M. Pharr.
The groom is the son of Craig
and Louise Polley of Odessa.
The wedding was held at St.
Paul's Episcopal Church. The
Very Rev. Timothy Shaw offici-
ated at the ceremony. The bride
was given away by her mother.
The church was decorated
with garnet and gold bows and
sunflowers.
The bride wore a strapless full
length dress with a veil. She car-
ried a bird of paradise and sun-
flowers.
The maid of honor was Kim
Carpentar Herring of Old Town.
Bridesmaids were Kristi Mackin
Hardy of Okeechobee, Mary-
Louise Stanton Fitzgibbon of
Okeechobe, Michelle Pharr Cole-
man of Okeechobee, MaryEllen


Pharr Curran of Okeechobee,
Jill Pharr Turlington of Okeecho-
bee, Kayla Michelle Curran of
Okeechobee.
The best man was Michael
Schmid of Tampa. The grooms-
men were Brian Polley of Riv-
erview, Adam Mueller of West
Palm Beach, Chad Peterson of
Wesley Chapel, Josh Dixon of
Riverview, Chris Garrie of Roch
ester, N.Y., and Mark Turlington
of Okeechobee. The ushers were
Kevin Coleman and Rob Curran,
both of Okeechobee.
The flower girls were Raylee
Michelle Coleman of Okeechobee,
daughter of Kevin and Michelle
Coleman and Kate Elizabeth Tur-
lington of Okeechobee, daughter
of Mark and Jill Turlington. The
ring bearers were Luke and Dylan
Fitzgibon of Atlanta, Ga., sons of
Jim and MaryLouise Fitzgibbon.
Following the ceremony a recep-
tion was held in the parish hall at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
After a honeymoon trip to Ja-
maica, the couple is at home in


Mr. and Mrs. Chad Franklin P

Tampa. The groom is employed
as a Chiropractor in Tampa. The
bride is employed as a retail sales


Submitted photo


olley


manager with Kraft Foods.


Lucky winners
The Republican Party of Okeechobee had a drawing at the
Speckled Perch Festival. The winners were Wanda Mc-
Neil with a Bath Basket; Tom Hodapp, Cocoa Basket and
Karen Hodapp, Coffee Basket. Tom and Karen had a great
day considering they are married and both took baskets
home!

Lotteries
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Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 2-8-8; Play 4: 8-5-2-7.






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Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny with a
high near 79 and winds from the
south between 5 and 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with
a low around 58. Winds will be
from the southwest around 10
mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy
with a high near 78 and a 40 per-
cent chance of showers, mainly
after 1 p.m. Winds will be from
the west southwest between 10
and 15 mph with gusts as high as
25 mph.
Thursday night: Partly
cloudy with a low around 44 and
a 20 percent chance of showers
before midnight. Winds will be
from the west northwest between
5 and 10 mph.
Friday: Sunny with a high
near 66. Winds will be from the
north northwest between 5 and
10 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear
with a low around 36 and winds
from the north northwest around
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By Eric Kop
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lusted, 40, Smith legedly took ex-
as arrested Mon- needed $1,000.
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er with 16 counts ed on Jan. 12 by
f a controlled sub detectives from
a valid prescription detectives from a
of grand presiptionheft the Okeechobee Lisa Lynn
grand theft Narcotics Task Husted
n into custody by Force. She was charged with one
Hancock, of the count of possession/delivery of a
county Sheriff's Of-
the Martin County controlled substance morphine.
rthe Mrtin County Husted was booked into the
oas then booked Okeechobee County Jail then re
was then booked


heft of morphine

leased on her own recognizance the report.


at her first appearance hearing.
Her arrest Monday was on
warrants filed by the State Attor
ney's Office in Okeechobee.
A task force detective's arrest
report dated Jan. 12 states that
while conducting an investiga-
tion into some missing morphine
from the hospital, it was learned
that "... all of the missing narcot
ics were checked out under her
name."
The report goes on to state
that Husted was able to get the
morphine by taking it for patients
that were under her care. She also
used the names of patients who
were not being cared for by her
to get the medication, continued


While she would get the medi-
cation on duty, she would some-
times go to the hospital on her
day off to access the morphine
dispensing machine if she ran
out, the report added.
According to Deputy Han-
cock's Feb. 16 arrest report, Hus-
ted is now unemployed.
Husted was issued her RN li-
cense on Sept. 4, 2008, according
to the Department of Health web
site. That same site indicates that
she received her licensed practi-
cal nurse (LPN) license on June
8, 1992.


Man faces felony battery charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man is being
held in the Okeechobee County
Jail for violating his parole after
his arrest Sunday, Feb. 15, on a
charge of felony domestic bat-
tery.
Melvin Leon Brown, 29,
N.E. 14th Ave., is being held in
the county jail under a bond of
$25,000 on the felony domes-
tic battery charge. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor of
resisting a law enforcement offi-
cer without violence. His bond on
that charge was set at $2,500.
Following those arrests, he was
charged with violating his parole
-- based on an original charge of
burglary of an occupied dwelling
-- and is being held without bond
on that charge.
According to an arrest report


by Deputy Donald Ellis, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Brown was first
arrested Sunday on a charge of
domestic battery. After doing a
criminal back-
ground check
Deputy Ellis
learned that
Brown had apre-
vious domestic
battery convic-
tion, which was
a misdemeanor.
Because of that Melvin Leon
prior conviction, Brown
Sunday's arrest
was enhanced to a felony.
The deputy's arrest report
states that a car pulled up next
to Officer Larry Parzygnat, of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), while he was in
the parking lot of a North Parrott


Avenue business. Awoman in the
car reportedly told the officer that
she had been struck by Brown,
her live-in boyfriend. As the offi-
cer went to the car to speak with
Brown, the man got out and fled
east on foot, stated Deputy Ellis.
Brown was caught a short
time later at a fast food restaurant
on S.R. 70 E by OCPD Officer Kel-
ly Margerum. Officer Margerum
charged Brown with resisting a
law enforcement officer without
violence.
The deputy stated in his report
that he spoke with the 44-year-old
woman who said that the 6-foot,
220-pound, Brown had hit her in
the right jaw during an argument.
She said Brown then made her
get in the car and threatened her
with additional bodily harm, indi-
cated the report.
While she was driving she


EYA client charged with battery


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A client at Eckerd's Youth Al-
ternatives, Inc. (EYA) is facing
adult charges after he reportedly
grabbed a female counselor and
pulled out some of her hair.
Courtney Sweeting, 17, was
arrested Saturday, Feb. 14, on a
charge of battery on detention
staff. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail where
he is being held without bond.
An arrest report by Deputy
Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
indicated that the incident began
as the counselor was walking an
other juvenile to his dorm. Sweet


ing, stated the report, was walk-
ing beside the counselor but on
the opposite side of a fence and
calling the 30-
year-old coun-
selor derogatory
names.
The coun-
selor, Stacy Ali-
cea, ignored the
remarks and
continued to the
dorm.
After reach- Courtney
ing the juvenile's Sweeting
dorm, the counselor tried to close
the door behind her but Sweeting
reportedly put his foot in the door.
At this point, Ms. Alicea called to
other staff members at the dorm


but no one responded.
Deputy Arnold said Sweet-
ing then grabbed a pen from the
counselor's shirt pocket. Then, as
Ms. Alicea again called for help,
the deputy said Sweeting grabbed
two hairclips in the woman's hair
and pulled them from her head --
along with a hand full of hair.
As Ms. Alicea tried to back
away, Sweeting was holding her
by the head, continued the re
port.
Finally, another woman -- iden-
tified as Amanda Kerwin -- came
to Ms. Alicea's aid.


saw Officer Parzygnat at the busi-
ness and pulled into the parking
lot, where she got out of the car
and ran up to the officer for help.
When the officer went to the car
to speak with Brown he fled, the
deputy's report stated.
Deputy Ellis said after the vic-
tim had filed a complaint she
drove herself to Raulerson Hospi-
tal. The deputy said she was com-
plaining of pain in her jaw and
neck area.


EYA counselor


accused of


selling crack


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A counselor at Eckerd's Youth
Alternatives, Inc. (EYA) has
been arrested and charged with
selling crack cocaine during an
undercover drug operation.
Roosevelt Futch, 32, N.E.
15th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Monday,
Feb. 16, and
charged with
possession of
cocainewith in
tent to sell and
the sale of co-
caine. He was
booked into the
Okeechobee Roosevelt
County Jail, but Futch
his bond had
not been set as of newspaper
deadline.
Futch was arrested at 11:50
p.m. Monday after he allegedly
sold .5 grams of a substance
that, when field tested, indicated
a positive result for the presence
of cocaine.
According to an Okeecho-
bee Narcotics Task Force arrest


report, the transaction between
Futch and the undercover per-
sonnel was monitored both vi
usually and audibly.
The report states that Futch
met with and sold a 'yard' to the
"buyer." A yard is a street term
for $100 worth of cocaine, the
report explained.
Futch then left the buy site
and was stopped a few minutes
later and placed under arrest.
The task force report states that
detectives searched the man's
vehicle and found an additional
.4 grams of a substance similar
to that which he had sold. The
second substance was also field
tested and it, too, indicated a
positive result for the presence
of cocaine.
Futch was also found to be in
possession of currency that had
been recorded and used specifi-
cally in the drug deal, stated the
task force report.


Fire guts storage shed


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An estimated $3,000 in dam-
age was reported on Feb. 12, af-
ter a fire broke out in a storage
shed at 11553 Highway 441 SE,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
reports show.
A fire report from Paramedic
Dale Fulwider stated that four
units and seven firemen and vol
unteers responded just after noon


and found the 10 by 10 foot shed
completely involved with flames.
Pressurized gas bottles near the
shed had also exploded.
Firemen immediately made
an attack on the north side of the
shed and had the flames under
control in just a few minutes. Ap-
proximately 1,500 gallons of wa-
ter was used to douse the flames.
Fulwider said the owner of the
shed, Leroy Williams, was us-


ing a cutting torch to work on a
boat motor in the shed when he
noticed the gas tanks on fire. He
was unable to shut the tank off
before the fire spread. He was not
injured.
An adjacent building also suf-
fered minor heat damage.


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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Speak Out/Public Forum
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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam-
pling of some of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating
Speckled Perch parade
PARADE: I really was amazed that no one said anything about the
Speckled Perch Parade. Where were the high school band and the
middle school bands? This parade used to last a long time with floats
and all sorts of marchers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, even the Red Hat
ladies. Even most of the horse units were missing. What happened?
It was less than 30 minutes long and the only music were the Irish
fellows. Thanks for that anyway.
FESTIVAL: It seems with the rodeo now part of the County Fair,
the Speckled Perch Festival is losing momentum. Most of the out-of-
town folks apparently come for the rodeo. What could the festival
add to bring more people into town and generate some excitement?
Maybe they should bring back the lawn mower races and the bed
races.
CONTEST: If they want to generate some excitement about the
local parades and get more people involved, they need to have tro-
phies for the best float, best marching unit and best mounted unit. If
there was something to win, and perhaps some bragging rights, more
businesses might actually build a float. The chamber used to give out
trophies and people got very excited when they won. And of course
the winners got their photos in the paper.
Pregnant 14-year-olds in public schools
WHAT IS WRONG: Recently I was informed by a few other par-
ents and kids attending my child's school that there are a few 13 -14
year old girls walking school grounds pregnant. I am mortified and
disgusted by this! Obviously the "abstinence only" process is not
working. What is wrong with these parents that they would allow this
to go on and let their young daughters ruin their lives with having a
child? What kind of message is this sending these kids? "Oh we prefer
you abstain from sex but if you do you still can come to school and
expose other young minds into believing that this is OK?" This district
has an alternative school for kids with issues and in my book being
pregnant at 14 obviously proves there are some issues. They won't let
these kids color their hair any "unnatural" color but they don't think
being a young teen mom is "unnatural?"
EDUCATION: All children under the age of 21 are entitled to a
free public education. It's illegal to discriminate against them because
they are pregnant.
MORAL STANDARDS: To allow them in school could give the
impression to other girls that it's just a run of the mill thing that can
happen. When I grew up, if a girl got pregnant, she 'went to live with
family' or some other excuse, until it was over, then she came back.
Everyone knew what was going on, but it was a degrading thing to
endure. The humiliation alone was enough to scare the other girls
into using some sense. There seem to be no moral standards any-
more.
STAY IN SCHOOL: As far as the pregnant children are concerned,
the school is doing their job. They are required to provide an educa-
tion to all students. Don't turn your frustrations on them when they
are just educating students. The children themselves and the parents
to some degree are responsible for the children getting themselves
into this situation. Personally, I'd rather have them in school getting
an education so I don't have to spend my tax money supporting them.
If they stay in school, then they have a chance at a decent life.
FACE THE PROBLEM: Hiding a problem, and ignoring facts are
how Okeechobee has managed to get into this situation in the first
place. The best defense against this problem is education. And not
just sex education, but education in general. Where would these
pregnant teens go if not to public school? If they drop out of school
they have an increased risk of having a second child while a teenager.
If they go to a school designed for pregnant teens, they have a de-
creased chance at getting into college.
PARENTS: No one wants their beautiful precious little girls to
grow up and become teenage parents. The only thing you can do to
try to prevent this from happening is to stay close to them. Teens do
have minds of their own and in the end they are going to do what they
want to do. These girls deserve a chance, ultimately they will be the
ones responsible for the babies and bringing up their children.
Having children in today's society
OCTUPLET MOM: I think the problem with the octuplet mom is
that she couldn't take care of the kids she had financially already, and
then she knowingly had eight more. This is why I wish they would put
a time limit on welfare handouts. Those eight have an increased risk
of medical problems and learning problems. A couple with no kids
already would have a hard time with that.
SIX IS ENOUGH: I really am shocked by the story of the woman
who already had six kids, and was on public assistance for some of
them due to health problems, who went to a fertility specialist to have
more children. When you already have six kids and you can't even af-
ford to take care of the ones you have, fertility clinics should not help
you bring even more children into this world. That isn't God's will.
That's humans playing God for their own selfish purposes. Instead of
spending money at a fertility clinic, she should have used that money
to take care of her kids.
Summer
SLOW SEASON: Things are bad in Okeechobee already. What is
going to happen to us when the winter people go home for the sum-
mer. Look at how many places are cutting back on staff because they
have fewer customers now.

Outraged by lenient courts
INTIMIDATED: What is wrong with our Fourth District Court of
Appeals, overturning a drug conviction because the man claimed he
was intimidated by the presence of a K-9 dog? And that he saw other
passengers in his vehicle being searched and that made his subse-
quent handing of the drugs to a deputy "the product of an imminent
pat down and not the result of an independent act of free will." This
is the most ridiculous reasoning I have ever heard, especially from
individuals who are supposed to be intelligent. The cops are doing
their jobs and risking their lives for us all. While the court system is
making a mockery of their efforts. What is wrong with this picture?
Have the powers that be lost their minds? Illegal use of drugs is at an
epidemic level. In order for our society to be safe from muggings, rob-
beries and murders, we all must do what we can to eradicate illegal
substance abuse from our society. Most all crimes can be traced back
to this activity. And if our judges and court system, are lenient on this
behavior, the end result will surely be death.

Letter to the Editor


Family appreciates
support
The family of Sarah Frances Mc-
Crary Price would like to thank the
friends and family who supported and
encouraged us through her illness and
passing. We are grateful to Paul and
Matt Buxton and their family and staff
for all they did for us.
We appreciate Sheriff Paul May and
Ronnie and Juanita White, Gary Rit-
ter, Missy Barletto and others for tak-
ing time from their busy schedules to
pay their respects at her viewing and
memorial service. To the ladies of the
Okeechobee Chapter DAR with whom
she served proudly.


To Connie Burke, Sherry Jarriel,
Grace Larson, Phoebe Raulerson, Dee
Reeder and Diane Spann for the food
they provided. To Dr. John Garrison
of Oakview Baptist Church and Pastor
JohnnyJarriel of Victory Baptist Church
for the wonderful memorial service
they presented. To Pat McCoy for sing-
ing so beautifully during the service.
And to everyone who sent condo-
lences, flowers and/or donations to
Alzheimer's research, cancer research,
Gideons International and/or Oakview
Baptist Church building fund in her
memory.
Kent, Harold and Sharon Price,
Terry, Ben and Kenna Price Noo-
nan


February is American Heart month


By Barbara Godejohn,
LPN
Healthy Communities, Healthy
People Coordinator
Heart disease is the #1 lead-
ing cause of death in the United
States and in Florida. Coronary
heart disease is caused by a nar-
rowing of the coronary arteries
that supply blood to the heart,
and often results
in a heart attack.
However, this
disease is usu-
ally preventable.
Here are some
modifiable risk
factors including
smoking, high
total choles- Barbara
terol levels and Godejohn
low HDL (good
cholesterol) levels, a body mass
index of 25 or higher and lack of
physical exercise. Of all the risk
factors, elevated cholesterol levels
play a larger role. Coronary heart
disease is rarely found in persons
without high cholesterol. To re-
duce the risk of this disease, you
should stop smoking, exercise
and eat a healthy diet.
Some of the signs and symp-
toms of a heart attack are as fol-
lows, uncomfortable pressure,


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squeezing, fullness, or pain ii
the center of the chest that last
more than a few minutes or goe
away and comes back. Pain o
discomfort in one or both arms
the back, neck, jaw, or stomach
Shortness of breath could occu
with or without chest discomfort
And other signs such as break
ing out in a cold sweat, nausea
or light-headedness. If you hav
any of these symptoms, DO NO1
drive yourself to the hospital, yo'
should call 9-1-1 immediately o
contact your physician.
For Okeechobee County ac
cording to the Florida Commu
nity Health Assessment Resourc
Tool Set (CHARTS) in 2007, adult
who have ever had a heart attack
angina or coronary heart disease'
accounted for 14.2 percent o
those surveyed, compared to 9.2
percent of those surveyed for th
state of Florida.
Friday, Feb. 6, was Nationa
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women's health to heart by wear
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women's heart disease aware
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men across the country wore re
to unite in the national movement
to give women a personal and ur
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Community Calendar


eWednesday
S 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
e facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
s Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863- 763-2893.
, Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
e Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. Grapevine
3 Group (Open Discussion) 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
S8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with
any 12 step fellowships.
l AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
n Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
e AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
- Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
r Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
- 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

d Thursday
t
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
k 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.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group (Basic Text) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12-step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
2285.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
Sof 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.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet every third
Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors
are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Chapman at 863-
634-7532.
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.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick (OP, SP) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5


IRSC to hold business owners seminar


Used car lot opens


Learn the how to
have the best year
ever in both
business and in life.

Business Owners and Entre-
preneurs who are looking to get
motivated to take on the New
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National Entrepreneurship
Week seminar "Secrets of How
to Have the Best Year Ever!"


on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Indian
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stitute at IRSC hosts this special
opportunity presented by Spec-
trum Industries, Inc.
The day starts at 7:30 a.m.
with a continental breakfast and
networking opportunities from
8-10 a.m. at the Kight Center for
Emerging Technologies in Room
V110 on the IRSC Main Campus
in Ft. Pierce.
The Keynote Speaker will be
Paul DiGrigoli, successful Busi-


ness Owner & Entrepreneur.
DiGrigoli has personally experi-
enced success and failure in the
game of life. In his presentation,
Paul will share the best strate-
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these main components: Lead-
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Each of Paul's seminars has
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Sign up now as seating is
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Contact the Corporate and Com-
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visit the CCTI website at www.
irsc.edu/ccti.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Looking for a good pre-owned
vehicle? Lake Motors has opened
at 147 U.S. 441 S.E. Owner Ivan
Lujan and his two salesmen invite
you in for what they claim are the
lowest prices around. Mr. Lujan


has been a resident of Okeecho-
bee for the past 15 years. To see
the available vehicles, stop by or
call 863 467 5243. The hours are
Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Sunday.


The Mainstreet Clipboard


By Toni Doyle
A great big welcome goes to
our newest Friend Member, Kar-
en Buske.
The February Main Street


Mixer will be held this Thurs-
day, Feb. 19, at Pristine Proper-
ties located at 1120 South Parrott
Avenue. Main Street Mixers are
a great networking opportunity.


Submitted photo

Business women
At the Jan. 22, meeting of the Women of Tomorrow Chapter
of ABWA, President Karin Ammons presented Vice-Pres-
ident Cecilia Elliott with recognition for achieving Inner
Circle in membership recruitment. At the same meeting,
Cecilia was selected Chapter Woman of the Year for her
many contributions to the business of the organization
and to community events. The chapter is also currently
planning the second Annual Golden Oldies Dinner Dance
to be held April 18, at the KOA. Mark the date on your cal-
endar and be prepared to dance your saddle shoes off!


Come join us from 5-7 p.m. for
refreshments, door prizes and the
mega 50/50. Invite a friend!
Call to Artists for the 2009 Top
of the Lake Art Fest! Deadline
is Feb. 20, for both the Adult and
Student Division. Applications
and instructions may be picked
up at the Okeechobee Main Street
Office 111 N..E Second Street,
Okeechobee or online at www.
mainstreetokeechobee.com.
The Top of the Lake Art Fest
takes place on Feb. 28 and
March 1. Call Bridgette at 863-
467-7300 or email at: bridgette-
mainstreet@earthlink.net for
more information.
This year's Art Fest will feature
two days of entertainment featur-
ing Grammy Nominated Jeanie
Fitchen, winner of the 2001 Florida
Folk Festival Heritage Award, Na-
tionally recognized flutist Carl Ad-
ams, The award winning Sounds
of Sebring Barbershop Quartet
and on Sunday afternoon, South
Florida's premier contemporary
musician and entertainer Billy
Bones will be in concert.
For Artist information call
Bridgette at 863-467-7300 or
email: bridgette-mainstreet@
earthlink.net. Or call Okeecho-
bee Main Street Executive Direc-
tor Toni Doyle at 863-357-MAIN
(6246)
The Okeechobee Business
Women's Referral Network-
ing Group will hold their next
luncheon meeting this Fri-
day, Feb. 20, at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant. Networking starts at
11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon. All
ladies are invited to join us bring
flyers, brochures, samples and a
small gift to exchange. No dues
and no pressures. It's a girlfriend


thing, come join us!
The Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee Countyand FDLRS
invite you to a Free Grant Writ-
er's Workshop: GRANTS 101.
The workshop will be held
Thursday, Feb. 26, 9-11:30
a.m., at the Freshman Campus
Auditorium, 700 S.W. Second
Avenue, Okeechobee. Space is
limited to the first 30 registrants,
so hurry! Registration deadline is
Feb. 20. Call 863-462-5000 Ext.
257 for registration information.
You're invited to have break-
fast with Congressman Tom
Rooney on Friday, Feb. 20,
from 8-10 a.m. Breakfast will
be held at the Williamson Confer-
ence & Education Center at IRSC.
Tickets are $25 and can be pur-
chased at the Republican Party's
new office 401 N.W Fourth Street.
Call 863-357-4111 for more infor-
mation.
You're invited to attend a FREE
"Back to Work Program"
seminar. Pritchards & Associ-
ates introduces Melanie Giles
and Company Care Occupational
Health Services. Discover the
shocking costs associated with
a lost-time workers comp claim
and how you can take control.
The seminar will be held Feb. 26,
at Pritchards & Associates, 1802 S.
Parrott Ave., from 9:30 11 am.
To reserve your seat contact Lisa
at (863) 824-3114 or email Lisa at:
lrodriguez@pritchardsinc.com.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
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planned
On Saturday, Feb.21, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Superior Water
Works in Okeechobee will host
a grand reopening/customer ap-
preciation day. The business has
been in operation for 24 years.

Bank names cause
confusion
There are several banks in
Florida that have the word 'River-
side' in their names. Each of the
banks is independently owned
and operated. Each operates in
separate geographical areas of the
state through separate branches
and other facilities, and each has
separate charters, separate em-
ployees and management teams,
and separate boards of directors


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services. One of these banks -
Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast
based in Cape Coral, Florida, was
recently closed by regulators. Riv-
erside National Bank is based in
Fort Pierce and has not closed.
Customers of Riverside National
Bank will not be affected by the
closure of a completely different
bank."

Comcast adds
service hours
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Bay offices of Comcast will now
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p.m. Comcast Okeechobee is lo-
cated at 107 N.W 7th Avenue. For
information, call 863-763-2187.
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Community Events


Obituaries


Civil Air Patrol
meets weekly
The Civil Air Patrol is "Ameri
ca's Air Force Auxiliary, building
the nation's finest force of citizen
volunteers performing Missions
for America" Our Mission is to
"perform Homeland Security and
humanitarian missions for our
communities, states, and nation;
developing our country's youth;
and educating our citizens on
the importance of air and space
power." The Civil Air Patrol meets
every Tuesday at the Okeechobee
County Airport at 7:30 p.m. No
experience is required, we pro
vide the necessary training. If you
are interested in Supporting your
Community, Emergency Services,
Aircraft, Radio Communications
or our Cadet Program please stop
by, guests are always welcome.
For Information please call Cap-
tain Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916
or Lt. Greg Gernat at 863-697
9915.

2010 Lake Okeechobee
Calendar Photo
Contest
Calling all shutterbugs! The
South Florida Water Management
District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeecho-
bee, Lake Istokpoga and Lower
Kissimmee River Basin area digi-
tal photographs for the 2010 Lake
Okeechobee Area calendar. Win-
ning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos.
Entry forms and contest rules are
available on our website at: www.
sfwmd.gov/okee -- select "Info &
Education." This contest is open
to amateur photographers only;
individuals may submit up to
three digital photos until July 31,
2009. Please call 863-462-5260
with any questions.

Memorial fund set up
for family of Cancer
victim
A special fund has been set
up for the family of Julie Ann San
Miguel Ming of Okeechobee who
recently lost her battle with Can
cer. Donations can be made at any
Riverside Bank branch on deposit
account # 10000434310 under the
name of Angela Borkowski, the
victim's daughter.


Yard sale to aid
OC SO dispatcher
A yard sale and dinner will
be held Saturday, March 14, on
property on U.S. 441 S. at S.W.
21st St. to help defray medical
costs incurred by Harry Slayton, a
dispatcher with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m.
and the chicken dinner will start
at 11 a.m. Each dinner is $7. For
information, of if you have some-
thing to donate for the yard sale,
contact Major Noel Stephen,
Robyn Cook, Juanita White or
Tonya Jewell at the sheriff's of
fice, 863-763-3117.

Benefit planned for


Fancy ME! (machine
embroidery) meeting
If you have an embroidery ma
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, please
join us at our next meeting. It will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 21,
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in
the Red Cross classroom, 323 N.
Parrott Ave. Bring your machine
and lunch for a fun-filled day. We
will be trying our hand at 'thread
painting' so bring a machine that
has the capability of dropping
the feed dogs. Also bring a round
embroidery hoop and material.
For more information, please call
Joan at 863-467-0290 or Corry at
863-467-2231.

Library Book Club


family of crash victim to meet


A benefit is planned to help
the family of crash victim, Gabe
Painter who died as a result of an
auto crash on Feb. 7. The benefit
event will be held at the softball
field near Yearling Middle School
and will feature horseshoes, soft-
ball games, a drawing, food and
more. All donations are welcome.
All proceeds will benefit the fam-
ily. Donations can also be made
to a special account set up at
Seacoast National Bank under
the name of Marquita Fruge, the
victim's mother. For more infor-
mation, please contact Tina at
561-718-2043 or Amanda at 863-
697-3107.

Arts and Crafts Show
set for Lakeport
An Arts & Crafts Show will be
held at the North Lake Estates
Clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, Feb. 21. North Lake
Estates is located at 12044 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Twenty-
one tables will feature hand-craft-
ed arts and crafts, including jewel
ry, fabric creations, bird carvings,
crochet work, wood-turned
bowls, hand-decorated glass
ware, stationery, ornaments...
and more. A light lunch will be
available for purchase from 11
a.m. through 1:30 p.m. For more
information, contact Mary Leigh
Crumpler at 804-898-1717 or Kay
Cronk at: 864-946-0699.


The Friends of the Library
Okeechobee Book Club will meet
on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at
the library. The book for discus-
sion is Robinson Crusoe by Dan-
iel Defore.

Orchid Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club
will meet on Monday, Feb. 23, at
7 p.m. following the Garden Club
at 6 p.m. at athe Cooperativaae
Extension Office at 458 Highway
98 North, 863-763-6469. The pro-
gram will be the showing of a
new orchid DVD produced by the
University of Florida. President
Harry Hoffner will assist anyone
who has a problem with their or-
chids.

CCC to meet
The Community Collaborative
Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will
conduct their monthly meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. in
the board room of the Okeecho-
bee School Board Office. Guest
speakers will be: 211-Rhonda
Throop; Port St. Lucie Behavioral
Hospital Pamela Springer and
Hibiscus Children's Center -An
gela Lowe. The public is invited
to attend. For more information,
call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-
5000 ext. 257.


Back to work
seminar set
Pritchard's Insurance and Raul-
erson Company Care will present
a "Back to Work" program on
Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1802 South
Parrot Avenue, from 9:30 until
11:30 a.m. There is no charge
for the seminar. Guest speakers
will discuss topics that deal with
issues concerning returning to
work after occupational injuries.
Anyone is invited to attend this
informative seminar. For more in
formation, please call Lisa Rodri-
guez at 863-824-3114 or by email:
Irodriguez@pritchardsinc.com.

Adoption orientation
session planned
Considering Adoption? Please
join the Children's Home Society
of Florida at our monthly Adop-
tion Orientation session. The
Adoption Orientation session will
take place at 415 Avenue A, Suite
100, Fort Pierce, from 5:30-6:30
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. Anyone
interested in learning more about
adoption is invited. This fun, ca-
sual and FREE open house-style
orientation will provide an over-
view of adoption and answer all
questions related to adoption and
CHS' adoption process. Please
help us raise adoption awareness
in our community as we try to
find additional permanent, loving
homes for children in foster care.
To RSVP or for more information,
contact Children's Home Soci-
ety's Adoption information line at
772-489-5601, ext. 277.

Church holds third
bi-annual quilt show
TheWomen's MinistryofBuck-
head Ridge Baptist Church will
sponsor their third bi-annual quilt
show on Saturday, Feb. 28 from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The show will
be held in the fellowship hall of
the church, 1731 Hunter Road.
Admission is free, there will be
refreshments and door prizes.
For more information or to enter
items call Wilma 863-763-2047 or
Goldie 863-763-1049.


Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.

Abbie A. Smith, 86
OKEECHOBEE Abbie A. Smith,
of Okeechobee, entered into the
presence of the Lord Feb. 14, 2009.
She was 86.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1922, in
Urbana, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Gerald L. Smith.
She will be deeply missed by her
loving and devoted children, Gerald
L. Smith Jr., William E. Smith, Sue
Mangold (Duane); and eight grand-
children, Billy, Joshua, Stefanie, Brit-
tany, Courtney, Jeff, Jason and Jill;
plus four great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and friend of many
people and all who had the opportu-
nity to know her will never forget
her great spirit to enjoy life.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to a charity of your choice.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery in
Okeechobee.
Guestbook may be signed at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.

Frederick 'Erick'
Charles McDaniel, 44
OKEECHOBEE Frederick "Erick"
Charles McDaniel, of Okeechobee,
formerly of Fredericksburg, Va., died
suddenly in his home on Wednes-
day, Feb. 11, 2009. He was 44.
Erick had worked for Entegra Roof
Tile for the past two years. He en-
joyed fishing, boating and motorcy-
cle riding. He loved to travel and had
spent a few years in Arizona and in
Belfast, Ireland.
Erick is survived by his mother, Jan
Lyn Fleming Nye; step-father, Mi-
chael Thomas Nye of Okeechobee;
sister, Sarah Elisabeth Bell; brother-
in law, Wayne Bell; nephew, Chris
topher Bell; and nieces, Jennifer A.
Bell and Rebecca E. Bell all of Frede-
ricksburg.
Arrangements for a memorial ser-
vice are incomplete at this time.


Leona Fox Albritton, 97
OKEECHOBEE Leona Fox Al-
brtton, age 97, of Okeechobee died
Feb. 15, 2009, at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Sept. 19, 1911, in Madison to
the late Lonnie and Ellen Fox she
was a homemaker.
She enjoyed painting and crafting
and she was affiliated with the Abun-
dant Blessings Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her
sister, Mary Fox; and three sons, Ce-
cil Albritton, Ceylon "Buck" and Sai-
Ion "Doc."
She is survived by her sister, Lula
Johnson of Lake Wales; many
grandchildren; great-grandchildren;
great-great-grandchildren; and other
family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the family account at
SunTrust to offset funeral expenses.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 20, at Evergreen Ceme-
tery with Pastor Gene Roddenberry
officiating.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
Arrangements by Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.

Herbert Lee
Shaffer Jr., 44
OKEECHOBEE Herbert Lee
Shaffer Jr., of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Rau-
lerson Hospital. He was 44.
Born June 16, 1964, in West Palm
Beach, he had been a lifetime resi-
dent of Okeechobee.
He is survived by his sons, Herbert
Lee Shaffer III of Okeechobee, War-
ren Matthews of Kentucky; daugh
ter, Melanie Mae Shaffer of
Okeechobee; sister, Carol Shaffer of
Okeechobee; and two nieces.
The family will receive friends on
Saturday from 2 p.m. until service
time of 3 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th St., Okee-
chobee.
All arrangements are under the di
reaction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.


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Local churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Wednesday, Feb. 18 is the last
night of a Gospel Meeting spon-
sored by Okeechobee Church
of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave.
Rev. James Watkins from Tennes-
see will be preaching. The service
begins at 7 p.m.
The Pentecostals of
Okeechobee, 405 S.W 10th Ave,
will sponsor a yard sale on Friday,
Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20.
All proceeds will go to youth ac-
tivities. For more information call
863-467-1611 or 863-634-4554 or
863-697-6422.
Brighton Baptist Church,
24050 S.R. 70 W will be hosting
the movie "Facing the Giants" at 7
p.m. on Friday Feb. 20. They will
have concessions to purchase
and a free will offering will be
taken to help send vitamins to the
children in Haiti. The women of
the church put together a cook-
book that will be for sale with all
proceeds going toward the vita-
min ministry. For information call
863 763 3063.
Saturday, Feb. 21 will be an
exciting day for kids and adults
alike at Abundant Blessings,
4550 U.S. 441 N. 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 acquaint-
ed." The hours are 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. On Saturday, April 4-the
day before Palm Sunday. The
public is invited to join Abundant
Blessings in a dinner theater be-
ginning at 5 p.m.
On Feb. 20 theyouth of Peace


Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, will travel to the Riv-
erside Retreat Center in La Belle
for their second annual Heartland
Circuit Spring Youth Retreat. They
will get to know youth from other
churches in the area, spend time
in God's Word, and participate in
activities such as kayaking, vol-
leyball, archery, basketball and
cycling. Call the church office
for more information. The Fl-Ga
District 2009 High School Youth
Gathering with the theme "Con-
nected will be held March 6-8
at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel
in Jacksonville, Fla. 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 energy, high-
impact service projects and enjoy
great music, speakers and fellow-
ship. All interest youth are invited
to call the church office for more
information.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., 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 in-
flatables, games, horses, food
and live entertainment. Best of all
it's FREE! For more information
please call 863-763-1699.
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 to noon.
Contact Nancy Vaughan at the
church office for more informa-
tion, 863-763-4021.
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Places of

Worship
covered dish dinner will be held
in the fellowship hall of First
Baptist Church, 410 S.W Fourth
St. from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 28. For more in
formation call Ray or Phyllis, 863
467 8636 or 863 634 1427.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U. S. 441 S.E. will
be hosting a program by the
Driven Quartet, on Saturday, Feb.
28 at 6 p.m. The church will also
sponsor a Gaither style concert
celebrating the 15th anniversary
of Okeechobee's own Trust Quar-
tet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March
7. That concert will feature the
Gulf State Quartet, Chapter Three
Trio and soloist George Shelton,
Jr. Refreshments will be served
afterward. A donation of $6 will
be requested at the door.
Country Gospel recording art
ists Ron and Sharon Frazier will
be in concert March 1 at 1 p.m.
at Westside Christian Church,
8082 S.R. 70 W. Ron's country
type voice shows a passion that


reminds on of the prodigal son
come home! Sharon has a joy
and enthusiastic spirit in her pre-
sentation of gospel music. The
couple is known to this area as
well as the Indiana and Kentucky
areas. A free will offering will be
received. For more information
call 863-467-2278.
Grace Camp, 19566 U. S. 98
N., is hosting a weekend retreat
March 6-8 a reflection of
"The 12 Steps" and "The Journey
to Freedom" led by people in re-
covery. Accommodations are first
come, first serve. There are four
cabins, bunkhouse style and bath
house, four RV spaces and tent
camping. Bring your own linens.
Suggested donation of $40 covers
accommodations, meals, retreat
and instruction. Reservations are
required. Non-refundable de-
posit of $20 needs to be paid by
Feb. 27. Make check payable to
Basinger Ministries, 19655 U.S. 98
N., Okeechobee, Fl 34972. Space
is limited so make reservations
early. For more information con
tact Jeff and Debbie Clemmons,
863-634-1152, 863-763-6987 or
email jeffptd@hughes.net.
Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441
N., will be having a revival March
9-15 with services at 7 p.m. each
evening. The evangelist will be
Rev. John Hancock, an Okeecho
bee High School graduate. On
March 15 the church will be
celebrating Homecoming with
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m. and dinner after
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4-H foundation provides opportunities for children


By Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club
learned about the local 4-H clubs
from Debbie Clements, the UF/
IFAS Extension Office agent, at
last week's Kiwanis meeting.
Mrs. Clements expressed that
she truly loves her job where she
works with the youth of Okeecho-
bee on a regular basis including
running summer programs and
coordinating the 4-H clubs. She
has been involved in 4-H for 44
years where she started as a 4-Her
herself.
4-H Youth Development is the
non-formal educational program
for the youth of the University of
Florida IFAS Extension and Coop-
erative State Research, Education
and Extension Service of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. Each
state has a formal university that
supports the local 4-H as a part of
the land grant university system.
This provides 4-Hers with access
to the most current knowledge
and research provided by UF Pro-
grams are based on current, de-
fensible and unbiased research.
Mrs. Clements explained that
every quality youth development
program should have: sustained,


positive adult-youth relationships;
skill building activities; and youth
participation and leadership. 4-H
has all of these and more, includ-
ing community service through
giving back to the community.
4-H is a positive aspect in many
youth's lives in Okeechobee and
across the U.S. In a comparison
of non-4-H members to 4-H par-
ticipants and non-active youth,
4-H members are more likely
than other kids to show positive
behavior: succeed in school, get-
ting more As than other kids; be
involved as leaders in their school
and the community; be looked
up to as role models by other
kids; and help others in the com-
munity.
It has also been reported by
4-H kids that they are less likely
than other kids to exhibit the
following risky behaviors: three
times less likely to shoplift or
steal; two times less likely to use
illegal drugs of any kind to get
high; and two times less likely to
damage property for the fun of it.
They are also less likely to: ride in
a car with someone else who has
been drinking; smoke cigarettes;
skip school or cut classes without
permission.


4-H children are also more
likely to take leadership roles in
their school and community and
volunteer in class to lead activi-
ties than other youth. 4-H youth
were also more likely to say that if
they have "an important concern
about drugs, alcohol, sex and any
other serious issue," they would
talk to their parents or guardians
about it compared to those who
were not 4-H members.
These statistics stem from the
eight critical elements that are
necessary for positive youth de-
velopment which are present in
every 4-H club:
positive relationships with
caring adults;
opportunities for self-deter-
mination;
an accepting and inclusive
environment;
opportunities to contribute
through community service;
a safe environment for learn-
ing and growing;
opportunities to develop
skills and mastery;
engagement in learning;
and
opportunities to be an active
participant in life, now and in the
future.


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place Billy Crum. Second place -
Russ Adams, Sr., Last place Ken
Wilder. Closest to the pin Frank
noble, Jack Forde, George Earl
Goudy (2).
O.L.G.A., Low Field Feb. 10:
First place Kay Deball, Second
place Vonnie Maines, Third
Place Nancy McAlinden. Chip-
ins, Eilene Hammond #7 and


Fran Dierig #17.
PI.G.S. League Feb. 11: First
place Terry Atkinson, Second
place Tina Outrich (aka Geo.
Guydosh daughter), Last place
- Ron Tanner. Closest to the pin -
Harry White, Geno Decerio, Geo.
Earl Goudy, and Tina Outrich.
O.L.G.A., Ts and Fs, Feb. 12:
First place Nancy McAlinden,
Second place Vonnie Maines,


Third place (tie), Paula Fisher and
Janice Rhyne.
P.I.G.S. League Feb. 13: First
place J.W. Cain, Second place -
Geno Decerio, Last place Sunni
Adams. Closest to the pin Kenny
Curran (2), Bill Crum and Bill Kin-
ney
Gold Tee League, Feb. 13: First
place J. Norfolk, Second place -
D. Bockoras, R. Foss, K. Mueller.


In Okeechobee the 4-H and
FFA work together. There are
currently 20 active 4-H clubs in
Okeechobee not including judg-
ing teams and the drill team. 4-H
is not just agricultural. There are
leadership clubs and various oth-
er areas as well.
Clubs run strictly on volunteers
which spend countless hours
with the youth and participate in
many activities in the county and
statewide.
Through 4-H students learn
marketing skills, public speaking
and responsibility. They partici-
pate in the South Florida Fair and
Florida State Fair. There are sev-
eral individuals right now that are
going on beyond the state level to
the Southeast Alabama National
Fair. Lindsey Rucks has received
several high honors outside of the
state in Harrisburg, Pa. and has
been invited to Scotland for the
Royal Highlands Show this sum-
mer. The show is a two week trip
and 4-H will be conducting some
fundraising activities in the near


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis member Sherri Enfinger (left) invited 4-H coordina-
tor Debbie Clements (center) to speak at Kiwanis about the
importance of 4-H to our community and beyond. Members
such as Kiwanis President Jim Vensel (right) learned about
the many opportunities that are available for the youth of
Okeechobee.


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landing gear configuration and
wing spans of approximately 50
inches. Power is provided by a
one cylinder internal combustion
model engine operating on glow
fuel. The engine is similar to an
internal combustion gas engine,
but glow fuel is safer and a less
volatile fuel source than gasoline.


Submitted photo
Heather Lowry takes a turn
piloting a model aircraft. At
right is Dan Groden.


Secondary aircraft control was
provided by a radio transmitter
known as a "buddy box." This
buddy box is connected to the
instructor's transmitter or pri-
mary transmitter by a data cable
through a spring loaded switch
located on the primary trans
mitter. By pressing and holding
that switch, the instructor allows
control inputs from the second-
ary transmitter in the student's
hands to be sent directly to the
aircraft. By releasing that switch
the instructor immediately gains
full control of the aircraft from the
student in the event the student
allows the aircraft to get in an un-
safe or unusual attitude.
The weather cooperated per-
fectly and the day was a success,
including a surprise air show with
two miniature jet type aircraft, an
aerobatics aircraft and a flying
wing. Participation for both orga-
nizations was at an all time high.
There were over 56 members,
guests and spectators on the field


for the morning event. Civil Air
Patrol members who were not fa-
miliar with model aircraft gained
some hands-on experience and a
new respect for the skills of being
a pilot no matter what the size of
the aircraft. Okeechobee Model
Aircraft Club Members gained
an understanding of what the
Civil Air Patrol is and a respect for
what they do while having the op-
portunity to teach the CAP Mem-
bers about their sport. A common
bond of aviation was established
between the two organizations
today and the universal language
spoken was airplane talk.
On behalf of the Okeechobee
Composite Squadron of the Civil
Air Patrol, Captain Papasso ex-
tended their thanks and appre-
ciation to the Okeechobee Model
Aircraft Club for the invitation,
their expertise, use of their equip
ment and most of all the overall
experience.
If you are interested in Model
Aviation, contact information


Political debate ends with arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Discussing politics can often
times end up in an argument,
or more, as a local man learned
when another man threatened
to kill him with a machete.
Guillermo Martinez, 51,
Okeechobee, was arrested Fri-
day, Feb. 13, on a charge of ag
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $10,000.
Martinez, a native of Cuba, re-
portedly became incensed over
statements made about Fidel
Castro by Wenses Lao Anselmo
as they drank beer outside the La
Fiesta Market on S.R. 70 W
A report by Deputy Bart Pot
ter, of the Okeechobee County


Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), states
that Martinez
didn't like what
Mr. Anselmo
had to say so
he left the store
only to return
a short time Guillermo
later with a ma- Martinez
chete. Martinez
then told the man he was going
to kill him and swung the ma
chete at Mr. Anselmo, continued
the report.
At this point Mr. Anselmo, 53,
ran for the front of the market
with Martinez chasing him, the
report added. Deputy Potter said
when Mr. Anselmo went inside
the market, Martinez stopped.
In his report, Deputy Potter


said the store manager told him
that Martinez remained outside
the business "... swinging the
machete around and scaring ev-
eryone."
The deputy's report goes on
to state that Martinez was or
dered several times to drop the
machete. When he finally did,
three other deputies had to forc-
ibly take Martinez to the ground.
The deputies then searched
Martinez and reportedly found
a hunting knife with a 6-inch
blade concealed in the small of
his back.
Mr. Anselmo apparently told
Deputy Potter that Martinez did
not hit him with the machete but
that "... he was in fear of his life
thinking that Guillermo was go-
ing to kill him."


for the Okeechobee Model Air
plane Club can be found on their
website located at http://omac.
embarqspace.com/#. Meetings
are the first Monday of the month
(Oct to May) at 7 p.m. to about
8:30 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran
Church Youth Hall, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, Okeechobee.
If you are interested in the Civil
Air Patrol or any of the many fas
cinating opportunities it offers to
Cadets or Adults please contact
Capt. Joe Papasso at 561-252-
0916, Lt. Joe Ragon at 954-695
8000 or Lt. Greg Gernat at 863-
697-9915. Meetings are every
Tuesday at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Airport, T-Hanger
#1. Please call for directions and
gate access.


Submitted photo
Civil Air Patrol cadets enjoyed learning to fly model aircraft.
They learned that a preflight briefing is important even for ra-
dio-controlled craft. Left to right are: Gary Keller, Gene Bartz,
Mike Miller and Bob Bales.


Okeechobee 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).
Dawn Michelle Voltz Robin
son, 47, S.E. 21st Court, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Feb. 12 by
Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violation of
probation -possession of cocaine.
She is being held without bond.
Sara Guillen, 25, N.W 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 12 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing her with violation of probation
- grand theft. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Kiwana Jasmine Jones, 23,
N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 12 by Deputy Sarah
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with utter-
ing a forged instrument. Her bond
was set at $2,500.
SEric Allen Douglas, 25, N.W


86th Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 12 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on a warrant charging
him with failure to appear- driving
while license suspended/revoked
- habitual offender and failure to
appear -leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage.
He is being held without bond.
Dallas Roger Brown, 48,
N.W 12th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 12 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church. His bond
was set at $35,000.
Richard Ortega, 43, N.W.
36th St., Okeechobee, was ar


rested Feb. 12 by Deputy Lt. Keith
Murrish on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Lloyd Bubba Beagling, 39,
N.W 168th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy
Howard Pickering on a charge
of aggravated assault (domestic).
His bond had not been set as of
newspaper deadline.
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
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Coach
Continued From Page 1
what piece of the puzzle they fit
into."


back to Okeechobee next year.
"The biggest thing is when you
start your career as a Brahman
you should finish your career as a


Beckham has his work cut out Brahman. They should start their
for him as his team will return legacy and finish their legacy at
fewer than 10varsityplayers.They OHS. It shows his interest by the


also have scheduled some tough
teams this coming fall including


fact that he's here, and waited
around and talked to me. There's


Vero Beach, William T. Dwyer, a chance he wants to remain a


Clewiston, and Bartow.
One of Beckham's biggest
tasks Friday was a chat he had
with all-state football player Tony
Kibler. He transferred to Glades


Brahman. We certainly would
welcome him back."
Kibler is one of four Brahmans
to earn all state status in the past


Day for his senior season. Beck- 10 years. The others were Lonnie
ham said he would love to see Pryor, Leshawn Henderson and
Kibler reverse course and come Tim Williams.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Sean Downing, head of the search committee, and his wife
Tracy were joined by their children, Mason, Regan and Max
to welcome the new Okeechobee football coach Friday.


National Engineers' Week
At the Feb. 17 Okeechobee City Council meeting vice
mayor Dowling Watford proclaimed the week of Feb. 15-21
to be National Engineers' Week in the City of Okeechobee.
Mr. Watford, left, presented a copy of the proclamation to
Marcos Montes De Oca, RE.


Insurance
Continued From Page 1
dump all of its customers into
Citizens; and that is not accept-
able for their customers or for the
people of Florida," Commissioner
McCarty said in a press release.


Mr. Hester called that state
ment "speculation" on the part
of the insurance commissioner.
He said that State Farm has never
mentioned transferring their cus
tomers to Citizens. Mr. Hester said
his associate, Gretchen Robert-
son, was licensed to write Citi-
zens' policies but that she rarely
did so, only when she could not


place them with State Farm.
Mr. Hester said that he will
continue to write automobile,
life and other types of insurance
under State Farm Florida's parent
company, State Farm Mutual. He
said he and Mrs. Robertson were
considering forming a separate
independent insurance agency
that would allow them to write


property insurance for other com
panies.
Mr. Hester said that Hurricane
Andrew hit State Farm heavily and
the insurance company had to be
bailed out by the parent company.
In the ensuing years he said that
not enough reserves were built
up to handle recent insurance
claims. State Farm paid out more


that $4.4 million in claims for the
eight hurricanes that struck Flori-
da in 2004 and 2005. Since 2000
the insurance company claims
that it spent $1.21 in claims and
expenses for every $1 taken in for
premiums. The Office of Insur-
ance Regulation recently turned
down State Farm's request for a
47.1 percent rate increase. As a


possible solution to the insurance
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Sham 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
900 Numbers 160



LOST: CAT Black & white,
young male, neutered, on
corner of SW 10 St. & SW
4th Ave. Call 863-447-0992


FREE CLEAN Fill 300 yds.
Labelle. Must load out with
own equip. 1275 Commerce
Drive. (863)675-9300
FREE TO Good homes, pup-
pies mixed lab and border
collie, six weeks. Call
(863)763-1370
KITTENS FREE TO GOOD
HOME, 8 weeks old. 2
males, 1 female. Black or
White. (863)261-3568



BIG COMMUNITY
YARDSALE
RIVER ACRES
OKEECHOBEE Fri & Sat Feb
20th & 21st, 8am-4pm, Rt
98 North to NW 144th Trail.
Lg sign on Rt 98. Come out
for Good Bargains! Every-
thing priced to sell. Some-
thing for everyone,


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



AVAILABLE NOW
Experienced Caregiver 24/7
Senior sitter or other personal
care, will drive to Doctors
appts, errands, etc.
(863)467-4285.



A software company needs
ASSISTANT with strong
computer programming
skills. Pick up application at
100 SW 15th St or fax
resume to (863)467-0816


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I A O 'T LE The Parenting
CASTLE\0 1 J Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771


BUSY CHILD CARE CENTER-
seeking CDA TEACHER that
has exp w/young children.
Full-time or Part-time avail.
Call (863)467-5588
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
ealthcare Specialist Re-
sponsibilities: Disease Man-
agement Program, clinical
evaluations, equipment set-
up & education. Be the doc-
tor's eyes in the home
setting. RN, RRT, CRT li-
censed as applicable. Great
personality with strong work
ethic needed. Competitive
salary, benefits & career
paths. Drug Free Workplace,
OE. Please fax resume to
Angel, 863-763-5191 or call
(863)763-7337
NEEDED Experienced trim
carpenter Also needed, ex-
penenced cabinet installer.
863)824-0015 or
(239 293-4217
TEAM TREASURE'S, RN &
CNA Full time day shift, bring
your hospice heart and work
with a team you will treas-
ure. We offer competitive
compensation. Free CEU ac-
cess, excellent benefits. Ap-
ply in person at Big Lake
Hospice 3543 Hwy 441 S.,
Okeechobee (863) 763-7007
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Neded 41
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



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 # 69S#1126

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


CASE MANAGER, Part Time
for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Must have Bachelors degree.
Please fax resume to:
Melodee@ 772-466-5951
meldaniello@bellsouth.net

Financial


Business
Opportunities
Money Lenders
Tax Preparation


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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Your new home could be
in today's paper Have
you looked for it?


TAX RETURNS
I will do simple
returns for
$50-$100.
(863)467-7999



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Employment


FullTimeII 02


Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Okeechobee
Member Service Representative

Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified
individual to take charge of the front counter at it's
Okeechobee office. The position reports to the
District Office Supervisor. We seek an individual
with strong oral and written communication skills,
a professional demeanor and must be comfortable
with change in the work environment. The suc-
cessful candidate should have a minimum of 3-5
years experience in Customer Service. We offer an
excellent salary commensurate with experience
and an outstanding benefit package.

Employee Applications may be obtained at
any GEC Office. Resumes may be e-mailed
to vbradlev(aqladesec corn or faxed to
(863)946-6266. GEC is an Equal
Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.


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, Linen & 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




FOUR TON A/C Heat unit for
mobile home. $700 or best
offer. (772)260-6852


KENMORE Full size dish-
washer only used 6 mo.
$100 or best offer
(863)467-4567 or 467-6865
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$700 (863)467-9048
STOVE Ge,whe electric very
good condition. $125
(239)410-6870
WHIRLPOOL WASHER with
FREE DRYER Big Tub
Washer 3 years old $150.
(863)675-3693



FREEZER Kenmore upnght
freezer Med size, good con-
dition come see. $80/or
best offer (863)467-5680
FRYER Electric, removable
tub, 2 Sm., 1 Lg. Basket.
Easy to use/clean. Almost
new. $30 (863)532-8180
PANINI MAKER / GRILL By:
Wolfgang Puck. New (git)
So nice! New $69, Sell now
for $35 (863)467-8140


ROTISSERIE, SHOWTIME -
NEW! Complete w/extra's.
Was $190, Sell now $135
FIRM. (863)467-8140
SMALL Microwave Oven,
$10.00- 1536 Hwy 441 S.E.
Lot 7 Seminole Village. East
of Bowling Alley.
(863)467-4567



CRAFTSMAN-RIDING LAWN
Tractor 18.5 HP 42" -
$400. (239)340-5278
(239)633-3601
JOHN DEERE L-130 GARDEN
TRACTOR 48CUT 23hp
KHOLER, NICE $1000.
(873)467-1358


EXCELLENT Ladies TREK bike
has balloon tires, cost $400
asking $275 (863)763-3796
MEANS 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)763-0380
(863)697-9521
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 c
cle engine. Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551


CRIB SET (POOH) -10 Pc crib
set, GREAT cond. 7 Free
pooh toys, call for info
Okee] $80. (863)261-2604
CRIB W/MATTRESS Spindle-
Jenny Lynn. Light Maple Col-
ored. Good Condition. $50.
(863)634-3324
EDDIE BAUER Adventurer
Stroller/Car Seat used only
a few times. Paid $329.00
$150. (863)675-0104
EDDIE BAUER convertible
Baby Travel Bed Used only
one time. Paid $249.00
$100. (863)675-0104
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Swings 2 ways,
speeds +ALOT MORE Pd
150$! $80. (863)261-2604
NEWBORN TO 26 lbs Several
white snap t-shirts/onsies.
Clean, spotless, excel cond.
(Okee) $12. (863)763-6131
STEP TWO Cabin Play House -
Excellent Condition.
$60/firm. (863)634-3324
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


BIG MANS 2X black leather
jacket Gently worn with zip
out lining and hood. $125/or
best offer (863)763-0722
BLACK LEATHER Motorcycle
Jacket Size 40, gently worn
$50/or best offer.
(863)763-0722



COMPUTER Desktop Family
Computer, Xp ProGames
Etc. Complete. $75.
(863)517-2782
PRINTER Lexmark 3150,
also prints & copies photo's
$25. (863)763-1997


Photogra h


Phtorah


Florida Photo

IDs

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


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


BED Queen size w/Mirror, 2
night stands. Solid wood. Ex-
cellent condition. $500
(863)843-0759
BR SET king size bed, frame,
mattress, springs, older
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$100. (863)467-7139
CHAISE CHAIR sits 2 people
comfy great shape $100/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
COLOR TV 13" color TV in
good condition. $15.
(863)467-5299
DINETTE SET FREE dropleaf
table & 4 chairs. U haul $0.
(954)629-6766
FRENCH PROVINCIAL By Lex-
ington. Bdrm. & more 11
pcs. $1500 for ALLi
(863)532-8180
KING SIZE bed and matching
armoir Solid wood head-
board, footboard and wood-
en side rails. Armoire has 1
removable shelf and 3 draw-
ers. $350. (863)634-7291
LIVINGROOM Sofa, love
seat, wing chair, coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables $1000 or
best offer (863)763-5334
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA-
Converts to a twin bed flor-
al, $250. (863)357-6997






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,






QUEEN SIZE Boyhill poster
bed includes headboard,
footboard, and wooden side
rails, beautiful and in great
condition $200.
(863)634-7291
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC BED -
like new, Twin size, $75 or
best offer (863)357-2233
Okeechobee area
SECTIONAL Brown in excel-
lent condition. $350.
(239)410-6870
SMALL BLACK Computer
Desk 2 Shelves, Kidney
Shape $20. (863)467-7996
SOFA BED flips down into
double bed, 72", color
med.blue, new cond. $175.
(863)763-1997





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


COLT AR15 Match Target -
24" Stainless Bull Barrel
2.5X10 Scope (TRADE)
$2000. (772)461-8822
MAUSER CARBINE Sporter-
ized Model 1895 7MM Bolt
Action $200.
(772)461-8822
RUGER 357 Magnum special,
stainless steel. New.
$400 firm Call after 6 pm
863-675-3255 LaBelle
S/W 44 Mac 2' Barrel 5 shot -
New $500 863-634-4758


RUGER 45 ACP S.S. with 3
.S.S magazines. Excellent
shape. $425.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE 0/U 30-30, 20 GA.
Mod 24V Checkered Stock
w/Scope $400 Call
863-634-4758



SCHWINN EXERCYCLE-UP-
RIGHT Sturdy, w/reading
stand, comfortable adl seat.
$45/neg. (863)381-6273



BEIGE MOBILE Home Tub
Surround New In Box $40.
(863)467-7996
TANNING BED Wolff Systems
16bulb Dark Tanning -
$1000. (863)517-965


14KT WHITE gold & dia-
monds 2 rings, 2 pair of
earrings, "Infinity" necklace
& Diamond tennis bracelet.
$8,000.00 value! It's a
steal! $2000/will sep.
(239)707-1235
(863)674-1600



NEW BENCH SWING 5ft -
Comfortable w/heavy duty
frame & support $275.
(863)675-7306


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


BOWFLEX POWERPRO Nev-
er been used. Includes leg
attachments. $550.
(863)763-7750
FIREPLACE charming,
moveable, faux, w/heater &
faux lit logs, 195s? $250,
(863)675-4098
MOBILE HOME Has lot rent
$300 month includes utilities
GREAT DEAL! $3000,
(863)801-1551
OUTBOARD MOTOR 70 hsp
parts only,trim $150.
(561)261-0682
SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer electric sewing ma-
chine in swing out cabinet /
table. $100. (863)467-5299
WHEELS {4} 6 LUG, 161N.
STOCK WHEELS FOR TOYO-
TA TACOMA 4X4 $200.
(863)634-1161



Brighton Baptist Church has a
CABLE Spinet Piano for sale,
41 inches high, no bench, no
broken strings, nice cabinet.

CLARINET Black color with
silver lining and like brand
new. $200/or best offer
(863)610-1545


FEMALE SHIHTZU 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 1 blk male,1
blk/wht female,14 weeks/lit-
ter trained $0.
(863)634-0567
MALE Apple head tea cup chi-
hiua 12 wks old, crate
trained, good with kids. Has
papers $700 (863)235-1739


REGISTERED Boston Terrier

400 or best offer
(863)634-3420


SOLOFLEX HOME Gym -
Bench, lever arm, butterfly,
dip bar, leg ext, guide.
$185/ng. (863)381-6273
TREADMILL Owned for less
than a year. Automatic in-
cline. In excellent condition.
Padded track. $400/neg.
239 ) 7 0 7 1 2 3 5
863)674-1600



SONY SURROUND Sound
System Sony system with
dvd playerCall after 5 $250.
(863)763-4493
SPEAKERS 215" Kicker CVR
speakers in box with 2000
watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014


METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
TOOL BOX UWS DIAMOND
PLATE W/TOP RAIL....FITS
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA.
$100. (863)634-1161


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



VACUUM Kirby, very good
condition, all attachments in-
cluded. $60.
(239)410-6870


IPOD TOUCH After 4:00 pm
everything you need $150.
(863)467-2423

Agriculture



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




HAY Fertilized. Argentina Ba-
hia 4x5 Round Bales. $30ea
or $25 for 4 or more. South
Basinger (863)228-0073


PONY Carmelo/White mare 7
yrs old rides good. Miniature
orses 1 filly, 1 stud, lyr old
buckskin & paint $1200 or
will separate (772)260-6852



(BUNTON) ZTR Commerical
mower, 50" cut, 25hp Koh-
ler, read to go! $2500/neg.
(863)697-2032
BUSHHOG 7', 3pt., heavy du-
ty, like new, $1300 or best
offer. (863)517-0470
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125.
(863)674-0467
FERTILIZER SPREADER Wil-
mar, rebuilt to like new,
stainles steel, tandem axle,
$1950. (863)517-0470
RIDING MOWER like new,
42" cut 22 HP Kohler motor,
less than 20 hours $995/or
best offer. (409)423-0520
RYOBI Weed Eater with Ig
spool tnm- Brand new, used
only 2 hours. Paid $129.00
asking $75 for both.
(863)532-1054


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




IOKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA,
Near town. $ZQQ mo. An-
nual Lease Sec-8 OK
L561-255-4377 j
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very cleanly $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities No pets. Call
561-329-8205
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.



OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W&D incld,
$800/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. (863) 467-5965


FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo. (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
OKEE 2/1 by 15B, clean
furnished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, W/D. Shed,
$825/mo inclds water
(786) 201-0306
OKEECHOBEE New 3BR,
2BA, garage, Northwest 6th
Street $995/mo. + sec. Call
Albert at 863-634-7460.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
TREASURE ISLAND- turn,
seasonal, wkiy/monthly. 2/2,
boathouse, covered dock,
remodeled interior, new
kitch, (772)287-7407
WATERFRONT Ig. 3BR/2BA,
w/d, Fla. rm., den, garage,
carport, boathouse, ramp,
dock, fruit trees, river ac-
cess, $900 mo.
(970)728-8011



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


Real Estate

III
Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



FIVE MOBILE HOMES IN
PARK, All need removed.
Will sell or trade for motor
home or boat.
(863)634-1193
VIKING ESTATES 2.5 Acres
may be split $22,500 Clem-
ons Real Estate Inc.
(772)287-8600
WOODED 4.4 ACRES With a
private 3/2, w/d, jacuzzi & Ig
deck. $850/mo, 1st, last &
sec req'd. (863)467-6472


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BHR Fum Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, ncl 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & sprink sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138,500 OBO
(561)818-2348
LAKEPORT- Lake Okeechobee
access 2/1 CBS, fully turn, 2
boat-boathouse w/1.5 bath,
laundry, shop w/auto doors,
fish cleaning screenroom.
Too many extras to list, in-
cludes Bass boat and air
boat $250,000 Bill Smith
941)772-8898 or
941) 448-0367
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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 Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included. No
Pets! $495 Move in spe-
cial. M-F (863)467-2982
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Pa ments
863-983-3554
OKEECHOBEE-2Bd/1.5 ba,
Central Heat & Air, Screen
room, $650 mo. Will lease
with option @ $59,000.
(863)634-3451
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
(863)697-0214
PLANTS BLUFF 4 BR, 2 BA
DW on 5 acres. $500 mo. +
$1000 sec. dep. Call
(863)697-1648
WATERFRONT. 2br/1ba, com-
pletely furnished, non smk.
env., no pets $750 mo.+lst
&sec. 772-285-5856
WATERFRONT near Public,
$400 per month + utilities.
Adults only. Call
(863) 763-7262 for info.




Bank Repo. 4br/2ba double-
wide, over 2,000 sq ft, excel-
lent condition $49,900 set-
up on your lot. Set-up & a/c
included (863) 357-4848
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
KINGS MH PARK 48 x 12
Fur 1/1 w/21' concrete
porch & roof, in good cond.
On rented lot. Must see to
appreciate. Reduced $7000
(863)467-8773
KRFR- Adult Park, Lot 90,
2/1.5, furn., Fl. rm., carport,
boathouse, workshop,
$25,500 neg 763-8382
Lowest prices in south Flonda.
No money down on your lot.
Very easy financing. 2, 3, &
4 bedroom models avail
(863)357-4848
-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 Quotel
(863)983-8106
New 3br/2ba doublewide
$49,900 setup & a/c includ-
d. Very easy financing
(863) 357-4848
OKEECHOBEE Db Wide, on
canal, elec boat lift, Ig at-
tached Util Room, Ig Util
shed, golf car, furnished, Exc
cond., 1307 S Parrot, #40,
Riverbend Mob Home Pk,
(217)652-1238
OLD RIVER RUN 2 Park
models w/direct lake okee
access, 2 docks
863-467-8146 or
863-467-0473
S/W Mobile Home 14x50,
2BR/1BA, 12x22 screened
vinyl room, newly refur-
bished, lake access w/dock,
Treasure Island, in park @
3425 SE 36th Ave., $24k
neg. (772)318-8218
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attc,
basement or closet in
today's classifids.


'0 Eclipse ............'3995
6 l, 5 sd.ni.mnroot A/C #U6268
'97 Jaguar XJ6 .........'5995
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'9 Sua Outback ......'3995
AlfD, liedt, auto, a #2078
2-03 Taurus ............'4995
V6, AT #U8310 #11519
'98 Toyota Crolla ........'3995
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'9 Ford Explorer XII.....'3995
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'94 E350 12 Passenger .'3695
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Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12,
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
MERCURY 6 cyl, 175 hp
mere on 17.5' hydra sport
bass boat Trailer included.
$3200 (863)467-2267
PONTOON BOAT Select 20
Foot Pontoon Boat for sale.
In good condition. $800.
(239)229-2974
SEARS 14'BOAT Select -
TRAILER INCLUDED
$475/or best offer.
(863)675-1111
V-Bottom alum boat w/ trailer,
15 hp evenrude motor.
$1,550 (863)946-3377 or
863-228-6636



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 or best offer.
(863)675-7105
COMPLETE SET Tie-Downs for
slide-in Camper, new 16"
spare tire 6 hole rim w/fold
down, Blue ox hitch for car
pulling $450 for all or will
sperate (863)763-5062
DUTCHMAN, 2000 RV 26',
sleeps 6, $5,000 or best of-
fer Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333,
FORD F250 White Super Duty
4x4 w/towing pkg. 32,000
miles, Excellent condition
with 2005 27 ft Coachman
5th wheel, 2 slides, King size
bed, excellent condition
$26,500 for both.
(863)357-4827
SPARE TIRE CARRIER, for 4
inch square bumper, like
new $25.00 or best offer
(863)357-6703
VINTAGE 1970 DODGE
MOTORHOME 318 eng., fi-
berglass body, $1500 or
trade (863)801-3667




PONTOON TRAILER 22 foot
galvanized pontoon trailer In
great condition. $1000.
(239)229-2974




FOR SALE 1982, 150 hp
Evenrude outboard, com-
plete less prop $75 or best
offer (863)763-1370



GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $4500
(863)430-6987
HONDA REBEL 2006 black
and chrome excellent cond
$2500. (239)707-8606
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 needs
a rear fender, runs good, A
must see. $1000/orbest of-
fer (863)763-6297
Yamaha Star 03-650. 8,000
miles. Extras $3,000 firm
863-673-4341 cell




CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New batteres, side curtains,
recondiioned $2495/or best
offer (863)843-0062
SUZUKI 80 CC 4Wheeler -
Very good condition. $1100
(863)634-7021 Okeechobee


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CADILLAC Fleetwood 96, Re-
built Trans & new tires, Life-
time Aamco warr,very sound
$800 FIRM (863)634-5914
FORD EXPLORER 1994 -
White,new tires,runs good.
$1700. (239)657-4348


We are now able to do all phases
of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!

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198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 wwwslbtcorn


CADILLAC SADAN DEVILLE
1994 FAIR CONDITION,
NEW BRAKES,POWER WIN-
DOWS LEATHER INTERIOR.
HUNTER GREEN WITH
FLAKES ALSO LOW MILAGE,
CD, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, heated seats, a/c,
auto. Cc, rear defrost, V-8.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
FEEL FREE TO CALL. **
MUST SELL MOVING**
$1200/or best offer
(863)634-6843
CHEVY MALIBU 2001, white,
cold a/c 30 mpg. $2200
(812)989-3022
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

4-cyl, original owner
$2500. (231)675-3615
FORD F250 1993 4-wd, au-
to. V-8, Runs Good.
$2500/or best offer
(863)763-6297
FORD MUSTANG 1998 SA-
LEEN BODY KIT, FAST CAR
& STRONG SOUND ENGINE,
STAGE 2 HAS PROGRAM-
MER SUPER CHIP AND
READY TO UPGRADE EN-
GINE, LEATHER SEATS,
LOW MILEAGE, RUNS
GREAT, EXCELLENT CONDI-
TIONS. CD, a/c, tinted win-
dows $15000/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
FORD MUSTANG GT 1990 -
V-8, 5-spd, a/c, CD, 67k mi.
$2500/neg. (863)634-4636
(863)697-0136
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 -
4drs 70,000 org miles great
car, a/c, 1 owner $2300/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
(863)447-0941
Ford Taurus 1995, Auto, a/c,
clean, good condition $2000
(863)763-2858
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, autoalloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2300 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $3000.
863)201-3492
863)261-1181
JAGUAR XJ6 SOVEREIGN
1991 JAGUAR XJ6 Sove-
reign. Loaded. 6V. 116,000
miles. $3,500 Neg. Call
863)484-0499. $3500/neg.
(863)447-0796
PONTIAC FIREBIRD '90 -
black, V6, exc. cond.,
$1900 or best offer
(863)634-7254/467-0913



FORD BRONCO CLASSIC
1978 Antique, 6 cyl, roll
bar, rll guard, magwheels
$5600. (863)763-3966




FORD F150, '77 4 wheel
dirve, stepside truck, Must
See! $5,000. Call Pete
(863)697-3766



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New Batteries, Side Curtains,
Reconditioned $2995/or
best offer (863)843-0062
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elect, sun roof, used,
Excellent cond. $1750 or
best offer (863)467-2824




TOYOTA UHAUL BOX 1990 -
1Ton rear drve,aluminum
box,cold ac $2650.
(561)261-0682



18" FORD RIMS -18" FACTO-
RY FX4 FORD RIMS $400/or
best offer (863)634-1545
MUD TIRES 5 BRAND NEW
BFG MUDTERRAIN TIRES
35*12.50*15 $600/firm.
(863)697-8696
MUSTANG PARTS 94-98 2
hoods, doors, door mirrors,
2 wings (1 is rush wing)
$600/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
OFF ROAD tires in good condi-
tion 4-15" 1/2 new price
$160. (863)675-6314
R/C REPAIR Repair for all
types of R/C, TraNas, Dura-
trax, HPI, Etc. Call Chris
$20. (863)801-1683
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRUCK RIMS & Tires Off a
Chevy Z71. 265/75/16 A/T's
Make Offer $125/or best of-
fer. (863)634-4557



CHEVY 1 TON DUALLY '77 -
454 eng., 4 speed, great to
restore or farm use, $1750
or trade (863)801-3667
DODGE D100 1984 6cyl,
4spd, runs good, many new
parts, tires & body fair.
$850/neg. (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM PICKUP 1998 -
Great running truck. A/c, al-
loy whls. CD, auto. Loaded
$4800. (863)763-3966
FORD 1992 F-250, 7.3 L,
Diesel 5 speed, Good work
truck. $2500 or best offer
(863)835-3251
FORD F-150 1984- Tan col-
or,300 eng,4sp,70,000
miles on the engine,cold
ac.Runs and drives like new
or better.Super clean not
for work,custom steering
wheel,dont miss this one.
$2400/or best offer.
(561)261-0682


FORD F-150 1997 2 F-150's
One 4x4 Runs.One 2wd for
parts. $2000/neg.
(863)634-0556
FORD RANGER 1997 4-cyl,
air bags, 1 owner, a/c,
5-spd. $300.
(863)673-1087
FULL SIZE Truck Topper
Black, good condition. For
long wheel base truck. $150
(863)532-1054
ISUZU PICK UP 1994 4-cyl,
5-spd, teal color, runs good,
nice dependable, Gas effi-
cient work truck $1300.
8 6 3 ) 6 1 2 5 9 2 3
863)675-4139
OTHER Select Delta Packer
Sport tool box for full size
pick up like new $100.
(863)675-1690
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BRIDGESTONE DUELER 4
Used Tires P245/65 R17,
All weather, excellent tread,
$60 for all. (863)610-0575
NISSIAN FRONTIER 2000 -
White. AC, CD, 4 cyl., 22
mpg., bumper hitch. $2700
(863)357-6113
RANGE ROVER 1995 runs
good, clean, 4x4, power win-
dows/locks, 6 disc changer
$4000/neg. (863)228-7102



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2000. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER Single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12 vent, lights,
side, rear door $2300.
(863)634-2303



DODGE CARAVAN 2000
Power windows, a/c Runs
Great $2500 FIRM
(863)763-3036
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333
DODGE RAM 50 1996 V-6,
a/c, loaded, blue, conver-
sion. $950. (863)763-3551
(863)467-1358


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE IRCUIT COURT FOR THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEEHOEE COUNTY,
FLORDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE N0. 2009-CP-27
IN RETheEstateOf
MICHAEL A. BARNES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MI-
CHAEL A BARNES, deceased, whose
date of dean was December 23,
200, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County Flonda, Pro-
bate DOvison, the address of which is
312 NW, 3rd Sreet, Okeechobee,
Flodda 34972 The names and ad-
dress of ihe personal revesentarve
and the personal representative's atter-
ney are set frT heow
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having dcams or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must fle eir dams with ts
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having clams or demands
agnst decent's estate must file
teir claims with this our WITHIN 3
MONTH AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first peicaton of this notice
isebreary lltt, 2009
Personal Rpesentatve
JACKIES BARNES
7525 NE 4th Stree
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representahve
COUN MCAMERON
200 NE 4th Avenue
Oeechobee, FL 34972
(8631763-8600
mla BarNo 270441
31 0309 ON 02/11,1 0/09
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service state lot located at 704
Norteast 2nd Aveuee, Okeechohee,
Honda 34972 on MARCH 6, 2009, at
9.00 AM. Pursuant to Frida Stalute
713 78 for unpaid towing and stfag
charges Year make, model and VIN
areas follows,
1998 Salm S Series
VIN#1GBZK5274WZ200614
2004 Tota Corolla
VIN#INXBR32E1I 4Z327302
198 Dad e 0100 PFiclng
VIN#1,B7F 04YgJS620D18
1 99 PoniacSunfire
VIN#1G2JB5247X7567128
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
night of fial bid ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALl NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Sad autonmob ill be sold in As Is"
calondl wdh no guarantee's
3111380 ON 2/181/09


AMENDED LEGAL ADVERTISEENT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES O INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, pursuan
to Secion 287 055, Flonda Statutes, the State of tonda's Consulants Competive
Nego0ahons Act and the State Requirements for Educational Facilies 1999, will
consider contacting of an archtectengineer for providing professional services
for the following projects)
The projects) will csist of Minor Proects Collee Wide
The Professional Services requested include the following dsciplines
S Arctecture
Civil
Mechanical, Elecncal, Plumbing
Structural
Surveying
GeogrNca Information Systems
Geotecnmecal & Matenals Tesbng
Environmental
Commissioning Services
Firms demnon o to de Professional Services for te disciolielsi descnbed above
shall submit one 1) original and five (5) cones cleadv indicatbn e disciinaesl
for wheih van are rlbmlting Please submit the following information in the order
ised.
1 Letterof interest
2. GSA Standard Forms 254 and 255
3 Consultant uesormnaire Form which can be obtained by calling the IRSC
Facilihes Playning Office at 772-462-7360, oor preerabl by e-mailing your
request to aveycavi
4 Tnee (3) Leters of Recomernaion from owners wth whom you have had
eperience in ts past three (3) years
5, Copy of your firm's current Fonda Professional Regsratin License
SIf your frm is a portion, please provide a copy of your firm's current
Fonda Corporate Charter
Business enbas interested in crovidino archtecturalvenolnenno services for Indian
River tate Collene IIRSCI for Minor Proerts are hereab noified that submfia
documents will be accesed at the Indian River State Collee Facilities Planning Of
ice Buildin 'S' Room #233 3209 Vrania Avenue For Pierce FL 34981-5596
inil 1200 Noon on Tuzesdav March 3 2009 Submitals received after thai
time/date will not be considered
IRSC reserves the nto to wave any inarmaity in te selecton prices and to
re ct ay and all Requests for Quaificalhons
310517ON 2/18,25


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-200-CA-112
CITIMORTAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS
HUMBERTO GUTIERREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HUMBERTO GUTIERREZ,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL ODEFENDANITI
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DBE
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER-
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Graneng the Moon to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated January 21,
2009 entered in Cvil Case No
47-2008-CA-112 of tse Circu Court
of the 19 Judcial Circuo in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Oeechobee,
Florida, I wll sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at te Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor of te OKEE-
CHOBEE Judiial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechbee, Fonda, at 11 00
am on the 4th day of March 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Fina Judgment,
to-wit
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 28 OF CON-
NERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES) 21, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Ay person claiming an interest in the
surplus from e sate, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim witlem 60
days after the sale
Dated this Si day of February, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY.//SANDRA L SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABIUTIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with e Amencans WIt
DsabilRies Act, persons nemng a spe-
cial accommodafin to parbcipate in tis
proceeding should conta Casrt Admin-
isation no later than seven days pn to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drve, Port St Lule, FL 34986 o cal
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of his Sum-
mons/Nohce to Appear If ou are hear-
ing paired call 1-800-95-8771 If you
are voice impaired call 1-.900-55-0770,
wa Florida Relay Service
DAVID J. STERN, RA.
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
954 233-8000
?10 41 ON 2/11,18/09

IN THE CIRCUIT OFTHE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-M00059
tlboArtgage, Inc ,
Plaintif,
vs
Donna H Lee ayk/a Donna Lee and
Shannon P Lee a/k/a Shannon Lee;
Unknown Partil in Possesmon #1,
Unknown Partlies in Possession #2:;
Lvong, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against he
above named Defendant(s who are
not known to be dead or aive, wheth-
er sad Unknown Partis may claim an
interest as ouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or oier Claimants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO Shannon P Lee a/ka Shannon
Lee,
Residence unknown, if lvng, includ-
ing any unknown spouse of said De-
fendans, d eher has remarked and i
either or both of sad Defendants are
dead, thar respective unknown heirs,
desvsees, gantees, assigaees, credi-
ors, ienors, and trustees, and al oth-
er persons clamin by, trough,
under or against the named Defen-
dant(s), and te aforementioned
named Defendants) and such of the
aforemenboned unknown Defendants
and such of te aforemenboned un-
Known Defendants as may be infants,
incompetents or otherwise not sul t-
ns
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the folow-
ing real property, tng and being
and stated in Okeehebe County,
Honda, moe particularly descnbed
as follows
LOT 21, 22, 23 AND 24, BLOCK 50,
SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 631
Northwest 28th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972
Tns acton has been filed against you
and you amre ruired to serve a
copy of your wntte defense, i any,
upon SHAPIRO & HSHMAN, LLR
Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2424 North Federal High-
way, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Flonda
33431, win thirty (30) days after
the first publcaton of tis ne
and file the onsinal ih the clerk of
this Court either before service on
Planffs attorney or immedatey
there after other wse a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complant
WITNESS my hand and sed of tis
Court on the 5 day of Feb, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and Courty Courts
By /Linda F Young
Deputy Clork
31 0090 ON 2/11/09

Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1 TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 472008CA006503CAXXX
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS
HARRY JEAN-MICHEL, JUDITH ROCHE,
MARIE-ANGE JEAN-MICHEL, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIE-ANGE JEAN-MICHEL
IF ANY, JOSEPH BLANCHARD, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH BLAN-
CHARD IF ANY, ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTSI WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR AUVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS, NYSOLA GRANT, JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto
a Summary Fin Judgment of Feclo-
sure dated January 29, 2009 entered in
Civil Case No 4720C00A0503CA)0XX
of the Circuit Court of the 19 Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Okeechobee. Floida. I will sel to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Hoor, Okee-
chohee County Judicial Cener, 312 NW
3rd Steet, Okeechbee, Ronda, at 11 00
am on the 11ll day of March, 2009, the
following described property as set forth
in sad Summary FinalJudgent, to-w
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION
19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RAGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTH ONE-
QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION
19; THENCE SOUTH 0Or 48' 47"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WrTI THE
SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E.
304TH STREET; THENCE SOUTH
89'34'13sEAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT O WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF
76,54 FEET, T THE INTERSECTION
WITH THE EAST UNE OF PARCEL A
OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 73 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 0o 48'47" WEST,
ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE
OF 1594.30- FEET, TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY
LINE OF LOT 20 OF SOUTHERN
HOMESTEADS UNIT 2 AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 88 AND 89
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
SOUTH 77Y04'39" WEST, ALONG
SAID SOUTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE
OF 960.55 FEET, TO THE INTERSEC-
TION WITH THE EAST UNE OF THE
100' REmTTION AS SHOWN OH
SAID PLAT OF SOUTHERN HOME-
STEADS UNIT 2: THENCE SOUTH 17
482-" EAST, ALONG SAID EAST
UNE, A DISTANCE OF 97.50 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 17 54'03" EAST,
ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE
OF 250.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 790
39'1" EAST, A DISTANCE OF
1532.05 FEET, TO POINT B ON THE
CENTERLINE OF A 70.00 FOOT WIDE
IGREss, EGRESS AND UTILITY
EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON THE MAP
OF SOUTHERN HOMESTEAD RANCH-
ES UNIT 1, DATED NOVEMBER 15,
2004 AS PREPARED BY JAMES R.
ALMOND, PSM, FLORIDA UCENSE
NO. LS 5081; THENCE NORTH 04
19'31" EAST, ALONG SAID CENTER-
LNE, A DISTANCE OF 1864.17 FEET,
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID
SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E.
S04TH STREET; THENCE NORTH 890
34'13 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH
RIGHT O WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF
795.67 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH
THE RIGHT OF INGRESS, EGRESS
AND PUBUC ULImES UNDER THAT
CERTAIN EASEMENT AND ROAD
AGREEMENT RECORDED MARCH 8,
2005 IN .R. BOOK 555, PAGE 1935,
PUBIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY,, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other tian
the property owner as of the date of the
is pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after te sale
Dated this 51 day of February, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/SANDRAL SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFRCES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954 233-8000
(954)233-8705
08-90581
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans Wiu
Disabilis e t erso needing a secial
accossdason to participate in this pro-
eeding should contact Court Ad is-
trabon no later tan seven days poor to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dove, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-870-4370 wlan two working
days of your receipt of te Sum-
monsi/ofice to Apear It you are hear-
mg impaired call 1-800-95-8771 if you
are vnce impaired call 1-800-955-8770,
via Florda Relay Serce
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction wil be held at BMJ Tow-
ng, Inc Lot at 414 Soaut Parrt Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974 on
Friday ie 6oh day of March, 2009
from 1000-1100 AM Pursuant to
Hoda statute 713,78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Madel &
Vi's as fellows
01 Red Pontiac Grand Am
1G2NF52T21M574588
1984 Wh ile eep cJ7r
IJCCE87A4ETO27122
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
e night of final bid Al sales are final
No refunds will be made. Sad automo-
bes will be sold in 'AS IS' with no
ouaanes
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-000244-CA
HSBC BANK USA, NA,, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-3,
RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOA-
NASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES
2005-3,
amntiff
vs
JEFFREY A BARKLEY, MICHELLE A
BARKLEY, AND ALL UNKNOWN PA -
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, U -
DER, AND AGAINST TE HERE"
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEA
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID U-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN I -
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIR
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH
CLAIMANTS. CARROLL COLLIN
AMERICAN BANKERS INSURAN
COMPANY N/K/A NATIONAL FINA -
CIAL INSURANCE COMPANY, U
KNOWN TENANT#1 IN POSSESSIO
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, U -
KNOWN TENANT#2 IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERLY,
Defendant(s)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Rnal Judgment of Foreclosure dated Do-
cember 26, 2007, and Order Reschedul-
in'9aFrelsure le dated January 30,
20 and entered in Case No
07-000244-CA, of the Circu Court of
the Nineteenth Judicial rcuit in and for
OKEECHOBE County, Flonda HSBC
BANK USA, ,A, AS INDENTURE TRUS-
TEE FOR TH REGISTERED NOTEHOLD-
ERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUS 2005-3, RENAISSANCE
HOME EOUTY LOANASSET-BACKED
NOTES, SE S 2005-3, is Planeff and
JEFFREY A, IARKLERY, MICHELLE A
BARKLEY, AL ERICAN BANKERS INSU-
RANCE COMPANY N/K/A NATIONAL FI-
NANCIAL SURANCE COMPANY,
CARROLL COLLINS, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY NIK/A VIRGINIA
HATHWAY are defendants, I will sel to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Flor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00a.m., n te 11i dayt
March, 2009, the following des bed
property as set forh in said final Judg-
ment, to wit
Lot 34, DEER PARK ACRES, an unre-
corded plat, a parcel of land lying in
hte South 1/2 o Section 32, Totew-
ship 33 Soou, Range 35 Eat, Okee-
choBee Count, Foria been more
particularly desired as follows:
CcMimencln at the Southeast corner
of sad Section 32, marked by a
hewed lighterood post, bear Souh
89 degrees 33 minutes 31 seconds
West, along the Sotom line of said
Section 32, a distance of 2317.56
fee to the RO.B.; tlece conrtnue
along aforedesrined line a ditaonce
of 659.97 feet; thence orth a dis-
lance of 340.09 feet thence bear
Nort 89 degrees 19 minutes 08 sec-
onds East a distance of 660,00 feet;
thence bear South a distance of
342.86 feet o he RO. B. subject for
road purposes, the West 25 feet TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1994
DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, SERI-
AL # OF DWMH:FLA567491,
VIN#317360H31
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABIUTIES ACT OF 1990; In ac-
cordance with the Amercans wine
Disabllies Act, persons needing a spe-
cld acconmodahion to parcipae in the
proceedng should contact Court Admin-
isbatr no later then seven days prior to
the pronedn at 250 NW Country Club
onve, Port St Lucie, Honda 34986,
1-772-807-4370 within two woAno
days of you receipt of this nomce IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated his 3rd day of February, 209.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /S SandraCreech
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA
1239 E Newport Center Onve
Suite #10
ODereld Beach, Flonda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax 954 571-2033
309965 ON 2/18,25/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009 R 33
CINDY F MOORE
Pettioner
and
KEVIN F MOORE,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO. KEVIN F MOORE
3633 NW 21st Averue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acon has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wrt-
ten defenses, i any, to Cindy F
Moore, 3633 NW 21st Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Fonda 34972, on or before
March 4, 2009: and file the Woiinal
wi the clerk of ths Court at 312 N W
rd SBeet, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; before service on Petihoner or
Immediacy thereafter If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded n the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, Including orders, arevailable
at te Clerk of te Circuits Courts of-
ce,. You may review these docu-
ments upon reoues
You mst keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Cor' office notified of your current
address. (You may ile Noice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will he
mailed to he address on record at
the clerk's office
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules ol Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Informalion. 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 i/S/Vcki Rogers
Depuy Clerk
094580 ON 2/4,11,1,25/09

PUBUC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL
MEET TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24
2009 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGIN-
IA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
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PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -
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FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE
245PM
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
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A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE
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The Okeechobee County Conesrulbon Industry Licensing Board will hold a pubic
meeng on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, @ 3 30 PM The public meeang wil be held
at the aeechobee County Health Department Audeonum, located at the 1728 N.W
9th Avenue. Okeechobee, Flonda Fore information, contact Baara Cash at the
Planning and Development Department, 499 NW Sth StrOea, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972, (863)763-5548.
All interested paraes shal have the opportunty to be heard at ths public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the censing Board wth respect to
ay mater considered at Ms meeting will need to ensure that a veoatim record of
the proceedings is made and that te recod includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal il be based Planrng and Development tapes are for the
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Okeecoaben County Consmtruction
nusty Lcensing Board
310422 ON 2/1118/09

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The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Ses-
slon on Thursday, February 26. 2009 at 9.00 am at the Health Department Audi-
toIum, 1728 MNW o Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
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the proceedings, and that for such purposes, he or she ill need to ensure that a
verbabm record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include he tesh-
mny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
n accordance with the Americans with Disailies Act (ADA) and Flonda Statue
28626, persons wh diabilites neding special accommodaton t partipate n
his proceeding should contact Betsy Sheffield or Paula Poskon, no later than two
(2) working days pio to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, et 2100 fou are
heanng or voice impaired, call ToD 1-800-222-3448 vocee) or 1-888-447-5620
(TTY)
CId Betts Jr, Chairman
Boad of County Cmm ones
Okeechobee County Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of Couny Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flonda
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200-CA-137
HSBC HANK, USA AS TRUSTEE
FORCMLTI 207-SHL1,
Plantiff
vs
CATHY ANN SCOTT, al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN prsuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated January 21, 2009 and entered in
Case No 47-2008-CA-137 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, orida
where HSBC BANK, USA AS TRUSTEE
FOR CMLTI 207-SHLI, is ae lainiff
and CATHY ANN SCOTT THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY ANN SCOTT
N/A/A TONY MOLANO; are he Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JUY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at llr0AM, on the 41M day of
March, 2009, the fotlowng described
property as set fort in said Final Judg-
ment
LOT 5, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, IN-
CORPORATE, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
51, PUBLIC RECORDS, OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 3381 NW 37TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-0000
Any person lail an interest in the
suplus from the sae, any, other than
the prey owner as of the date of the
Us Pendens must file a claim within siy
(60)a ys after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and tMe seal of
his Court on January 9, 2009
Sharon Roberson
Clah of the Circuit Court
By./s/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 18, 2009



Brahmans rally to defeat Glades Day


Mark Weir watches a fly ball
bee's victory Saturday.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
in the first inning of Okeecho-


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jonathan Crawford hit a long
homerun and pitched three solid
innings on the mound to lead
Okeechobee High School to a
7-6 win over Glades Day in boy's
baseball action Saturday.
The Brahmans did well in the
pre-season classic as they won
both of their games over Port St.
Lucie and Glades Day. John Car-
roll won the other two contests
over Glades Day and Port St. Lu-
cie.
Brahmans Coach Dylan Ted-
ders said he tried to get all of his
players into the game Saturday
and had them work on various
situations. All of his players got at


least one at bat in the game.
"That's the good thing about
pre season games," said the
coach. "I got the bench some
work and the team came back.
We worked on situations that will
help us in the regular season."
Crawford was a big reason the
Brahmans won the game. He hit
a long homerun early in the game
that gave Okeechobee a three run
lead. Okeechobee led 5-1 and ap-
peared to be cruising before the
Gators came back against the
Brahman bull pen.
Okeechobee fell behind 6-5 in
the top of the seventh as Glades
Day rallied to score two runs off
Brandon Farless and Austin Ham-
ilton.
Okeechobee wasn't fazed as


they scored twice in the bottom
of the inning to win it. Mark Weir
led off with a double, Brice Buck-
ner walked, and Dustin Stokes
tied the game with a line drive
single to center field. After Adam
Tewskbury popped out, Crawford
was intentionally walked to load
the bases. Cameron Tewksbury
followed with a line drive single
to win the game.
"It shows the team that they
are capable of coming back if they
work together," Tedders noted.
Crawford said it felt pretty
good to play well early in the year.
He said he is working on his me-
chanics on the mound so he can
be more consistent this year.
"I'm just trying to enjoy my-
self and not put the pressure on


myself," Crawford said. "That's
probably why I did so bad last
year was I put a lot of pressure on
myself."
On the homerun, the second
by a Brahman in two games,
Crawford said the pitcher hung
a curve ball and he hit it out. He
said he was more relaxed at the
plate and admitted he was disap-
pointed when Glades Day pitched
around him in the seventh in-
ning.
"Cameron got a shot and he
hit it good. I think we are more
of a team than ever before," he
added.
The Brahmans return home
on Thursday to play Treasure
Coast. They travel to Port St. Lucie
on Friday afternoon.


OHS softball team wins home opener over Glades Day


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Naomi Stephens drove a fast-
ball from Kayle Voss deep into
the night to give Okeechobee a
6-5 come from behind win over
Glades Day in girl's softball action
Friday night.
The home opener was once
again a success as the team sport
that has seen the most success
in recent years held their annual
golf ball drop fundraiser, courtesy
of the City Fire Department lad-
der truck, and a barbecue dinner
fundraiser. The hundreds of spec-
tators on hand were also treated


to a classic game.
"That was an awesome game,
an absolute awesome game to
start the year on. Glades Day has
a great team. They came out early
and swung the bats. The first
pitch goes over the wall and the
last pitch over the same tree. That
tree appeared to have a bulls eye
on it tonight," Brahmans Coach
Kim Hargraves said.
Okeechobee had to rally from
two, two run deficits to defeat the
improved Lady Gators. Breanna
Loman hit a homerun to start the
game and Amanda Bock added
an RBI single in the top of the
first off Brahman starting pitcher


Katarina Suarez. They could have
had more but an excellent relay
from the outfield cut a run down
at the plate.
Okeechobee had a chance to
score in the first as Taylor Doug-
las doubled and tried to score
on a single by Megan Clements.
Center fielder Caitlin Barningham
threw her out at the plate to end
the inning.
Okeechobee finally got three
runs across in the third to take the
lead.
Samantha Harrell came out of
the bullpen to relieve Suarez and
the Brahman pitchers tossed four
shutout innings to preserve the


lead until the sixth inning.
This was Harrell's first varsity
game at home and she said she
really enjoyed it.
"It feels very good," she said.
"I'm excited for the season this
year. It was awesome, we played
great defense. I love it. I was ner-
vous at first but then I got into it
after a few innings. It felt awe-
some to come back like that and
win."
Glades Day went back ahead
with three runs in the sixth. Aman-
da Bock had a two run single and
Barningham added an RBI single.
A couple of walks helped the Ga-
tors rally.


Okeechobee wasn't done as
they quickly scored twice to knot
the game at 5. Taylor Kinman
drove home Emily McCullough
with a double and she scored on
a throwing error at third base.
Coach Hargraves was im-
pressed with her teams ability to
fight back, "We're young, if they
have that kind of fight to them
now that will mean great things
down the line. They had the bas-
es loaded they didn't score, that
shows a lot."
Okeechobee also got out of a
bases loaded jam in the seventh
inning as reliever Courtney Wil-
son struck out Jordan Hawkins


and retired Bock on a fly ball to
left field.
Naomi Stephens led off the
seventh and promptly hit the first
ball she saw over the left center
field fence to send the home fans
into a frenzy.
"People count OHS out and
think we can't bring in athletes.
We have some special athletes.
Many people compare Naomi to
Kelley Smiley, a junior college All
American this year. She has that
much potential and even more,"
Hargraves said.
The girls hosted American
Heritage on Saturday afternoon.


Girl's softball drops home game


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A day game after a night game
was a hard adjustment for the
Lady Brahmans softball squad
Saturday as they fell at home to
American Heritage, 3-1.
A pair of Heritage pitchers,
Aimee Chapdelaine and Re-
bekah Kiser held Okeechobee to
three hits as they won their first
game of the year. Okeechobee
fell to (1-1).
Sam Harrell, who won her
first career decision on Friday
night, lost in her second appear-
ance on the mound. She pitched
a complete game and allowed
just one clean hit. Okeechobee
made four errors in the game.
"They had one earned run,"


Coach Kim Hargraves said. "We
kind of have a bitter sweet feel-
ing. We played the number five
ranked team in the state tough,
but we made too many errors
and that is why they beat us."
Chapdelaine struck out seven
Brahman hitters. Shena Coffey
had a triple, and a run scored for
American Heritage.
Naomi Stephens led off the
game for Okeechobee with her
second home run in as many at
bats. After that the Brahman bats
were pretty quiet. Okeechobee
had four hits. Ashtyn Brown,
Megan Clements and Courtney
Wilson had the other base hits
for the Lady Brahmans
Coach Hargraves said she in-
tends to work on the defense this
week, especially outfield defense.


"The mistakes are definitely stuff
we can correct. It's only the sec-
ond game of the season, so the
girls did pull some positives from
this game," she said.
Hargraves said her girls didn't
lose because of the early start to
the Saturday game after a late
night Friday. She said that really
wasn't a factor in the loss.
"We dropped some balls in
the outfield. Fundamental plays
like that have to be made. Those
are a given. We need some work
in the outfield. However, holding
the number five team in the state
to three runs isn't too bad. How-
ever we don't feel they are any
better than us," she said.
The girls will host Westwood
on Friday night at 7 p.m.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(Left) Coach Kim Hargraves was impressed with her team's play Friday. (center) Ashtyn
Brown played solid defense at 2B in the game versus Glades Day. (right) Naomi Stephens
helps turn a double play in the early innings. Her homerun won the game for Okeechobee.


Wrestlers finish ninth at regional


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three Brahman wrestlers qual-
ified for this week's state tourna-
ment after they finished in the top
four in their weight class at Satur-
day's regional wrestling meet at
Martin County High School.
Josh Gruber at 119 pounds,
Donny Bush at 145 pounds, and
Tyler Hayes at 152 pounds all
qualified to the state tournament.
Bush and Hayes have reached
the state for four consecutive
years. They are also four time
defending district champions.
Gruber qualified for his first state

Boys basketball

season ends in

Belle Glade

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Glades Central came out ready
to play and Okeechobee didn't
and that was all the Raiders need-
ed to wallop Okeechobee in boys
hoops action Friday night, 83-50.
Glades Central advanced to
play Jensen Beach in the District
14-4A title game on Saturday.
Okeechobee ended their season
at (13-14).
Clive Walford had 25 points
and Rantavious Wooten added 15
points for Glades Central. David
June had 17 points and 13 re-
bounds for Okeechobee.
Glades Central jumped out to
a 26-7 lead after the first quarter
and increased the lead to 43-19
at the half. Okeechobee played
better in the third quarter but still
trailed 64-39 as they entered the
final quarter.
Matt Skipper and Corey White
each had eight points in a losing
cause for Okeechobee.
In the other district semifinal
Jensen Beach defeated Fort Pierce
Westwood 43-39 to earn a spot in
the finals.
The game marked the final
high school game for Okeecho-
bee's David Jeune who should
sign with a division one team lat-
er this year. He was nominated to
play in the McDonalds All Ameri-
can game this year.


appearance.
"I think three wrestlers is a pret-
ty good shot for us," Brahmans
Coach Bruce Jahner said, "We'll
head up to Lakeland on Thursday
and give it our best shot."
Hayes was upset in the semi-
final round and finished third. He
won the consolation match over
John Kidd of St. Thomas Aguinas,
15-0.
"He had a rough semi final
match, we weren't able to finish
some moves and he lost by one


point," Coach Jahner said.
Bush continued his string of
success as he dominated the 145
pound division. He defeated Joe
Munao of South Fork 5-1, his fifth
win over Munao this year.
Gruber finished fourth as he
was pinned in the consolation fi-
nal by Kyle Joseph of Forest Hill.
Okeechobee finished ninth at
the regional. St. Thomas Aquinas
won the title with William T. Dw-
yer second, and Olympic Heights
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