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Vol. 100 No. 31 Friday, March 13, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs

'Business in a
soft economy'
seminar set
"Doing business in a soft
economy" a small business
seminar will be held at Indian
River State College, William-
son Conference Center Rm
c-105 on March 19, from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. With a slow
economy affecting most areas
of business, the time has come
to make sure that business
owners are exploring every po-
tential issue that could be cost-
ing money. This seminar will
examine product and service
mix, advertising strategy, and
proper market identification
techniques to help ensure that
business owners are dotting ev-
ery "i" and crossing every "t" to
get through this rough period in
this tough economy. To reserve
your spot please contact Sean
Moore at 863-517-0097 or by
email, spmoore@fgcu.edu.

Family Learning
Event invites
participants
The East Coast Migrant Head
Start Project invites participants
to attend a Family Learning
Event planned for March 28,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
Community Civic Center in
Okeechobee, 1003 N.W Sec-
ond Street. The event will pro
vide parents with information
on Okeechobee community
services. They are inviting Com-
munity Partners to come and
join us to help local families. If
your organization is interested
in attending, please call Sharon
Vinson for more information at
863-467-1822. Sign up for the
event should be no later than
March 24.

Honor for Veterans
The American Legion Post
64 is taking applications for
names to be engraved into the
Wall of Honor at Veterans Park.
Submitted names will be added
before Memorial Day with a cut
off date of April 18.
The Wall of Honor is for
veteran's discharged under
honorable conditions, living or
deceased. The cost is $60 per
name. Applications can be ob-
tained at the American Legion
Post 64 office or lounge. Ap-
plications must be submitted
separately for each veteran. For
further information, please call
863-763-2950.

Drought Index

Current: 698
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

12.50 feet
Last Year: xxx feet

nored By:

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


Index


Classifieds.......................... 10-11
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword. ......... ........ .. 10
Obituaries... ...... ........ ..... 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports............................. 9, 11-12
Sudoku 11
Weather 2
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The third annual Okeechobee
County Fair begins Friday, March
13, opening at 5 p.m. with Sup-
port Our Troops Night. Bring
in three items listed on http://
forgottensoldiers.org/donate-
items_needed.shtml and get
free admission. The fair opens
at 5 p.m. with grand opening
ceremonies and remains open
until 1 a.m. Early Bird Armband
special for $20 from 5 p.m. until


Fair starts


10 p.m.
Remember to use the S.R.
710 entrance to the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center/fairgrounds.
The Miss Okeechobee County
Fair Beauty Pageant begins at 7
p.m. Midnight madness begins
at 10 p.m. until I a.m. for $15
armband.
There are many fee activities
daily for no additional charge
beyond the fair entrance fee.
There are daily pig races, a live-
stock show, a beauty pageant
and the traditional creative skills


Pageant tonight: Miss


Submitted photo
Megan Clements.


Alexandria Ming.


and crafts, vegetable and horti
culture exhibits. There will be
a Seminole Heritage show on
Saturday, March 14, from noon
until 2 p.m. and the Bob Teany
Car Show from noon until 4
p.m. Seminole Indians will hold
an alligator demonstration and
cultural exhibits including sto-
rytelling, foods, dress, arts and
crafts. Thunder Road will play
on Saturday, March 14, as well
from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Dew-
ayne Hill, a family-friendly comic
and magician will be performing


throughout the day.
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Spring Rodeo will take place Sat-
urday, March 14, and Sunday,
March 15 at 2:30 p.m. each af-
ternoon.
Sunday, March 15 is Family
Day with a Hispanic band jam-
boree and low rider car show
which are all free with normal
admission. New Ground Quar
tet will perform at 2 p.m. in the
music entertainment tent. The
Plebada Car Club will feature
cars and bikes from 2 p.m. until


County


LeeAnn Davis.


Erin Moore.


Miranda DuBois,


Cassandra Murray.


Valerie McKee.


Brittany Nethers.


Who will be queen?


Dianna Rodriguez.


Kathleen Turner.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
When Miss Okeechobee
County Fair is crowned on Fri-
day, March 13, she will begin a
year-long reign that may even
include participation in the
Miss Florida Teen USA pageant
later in the year. The girl who
wins the title of Miss Okeecho-
bee County Fair may choose
to take a cash award toward
going on to Miss Florida Teen


USA or accept a college schol-
arship."
Mary Kathleen Barber,
2008 Miss Okeechobee County
Fair, will crown the 2009 Miss
Okeechobee County Fair. The
new queen will preside over
events during this year's fair
and will be the official repre-
sentative of the county fair at
other events throughout her
reign.
See Queen Page 7


todayy

9 p.m.
The Hispanic Band Jamboree
will begin at 4:30 p.m. and run
until 9 p.m. DJ Escorpion will DJ
throughout the jamboree and
at 5:15 p.m. will feature Rafaga
Band and at 7:30 p.m. will fea-
ture Modela Musica.
The Okeechobee Idol Contest
will be the highlight of Monday,
March 15, which is also Bargain
Night with the first armband for
$15 and the second armband
See Fair Page 2




Teen


commits


suicide


in jail

16-year-old was
awaiting trial
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are still trying to
determine why a 16-year-old in-
mate at the Okeechobee County
Jail apparently took his own life
earlier this week.
Anthony 'Tony' Brewer was
found hanging by a sheet from the
top bunk of his
cell around 4:25
p.m. Tuesday,
March 10.
The Port St.
Lucie teen was
arrested Oct. 31,
2008, on two
counts of aggra-
vated assault with Anthony
a firearm and was "Tony"
charged as an Brewer
adult.
He was picked up at the St. Lu-
cie County Jail and transported to
Okeechobee. His bond had been
set at $10,000.
Brewer's case was scheduled
for circuit court docket call Thurs-
day, March 12.
"He had been classified as an
adult and was going to be tried as
an adult," said Jail Administrator
Ronnie White. "He wasn't on sui-
cide watch at the time."
Mr. White said even though
See Teen Page 7


Foster grandparents

learn to grow their


own 'garden in a
By Chauna Aguilar hours a week, Me
Okeechobee News Thursday, and ar
Foster Grandparents gath- ed but the pay d
ered at the Episcopal Church the amount of th
of Our Savior for their monthly qualify one mus
Tuesday where Fori- old or older and
meeting Tuesday where Flori- income bracket.
da Yards and Neighborhoods unteer should be
(FYN) Master Gardener Angela helping children,
Sachson spoke to all the foster pri y gl of
grandparents about how to Foster goal
garden in a pot" to grow your the teachers in t
own vegetables for your family. by doing groups
Mrs. Sachson taught the fos- levels of student
ter grandparents how to plant remediation and
their own tomatoes in a pot. tasks where the
This skill is especially helpful help.
due to the economic times They are usua
having the ability to grow food one classroom,
for your family is a plus. to assist wherever
The Foster Grandparent may need them.
Program has been a viable pro- As a foster gra
gram that helps schools by pro- will:
viding an extra set of hands for Volunteer
the local teachers. week in a school
The Area Agency on Aging center mentoring
sponsors the Foster Grand helping with read
parent Program which cov- skills.
ers Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Ft. Receive $53
Pierce, Martin and Palm Beach help with expense
counties.
Mentors volunteer at least 20 See Vegetable


pot'
monday through
e compensat-
oes not affect
eir benefits. To
t be 60 years
be in a low
The ideal vol-
interested in
as that is the
his program.
parents assist
he classrooms
with different
s, one-on-one
many other
teachers need
lly assigned to
but are open
r their school
andparent you
20 hours per
I or child care
children and
ling and social
per week to
es.
s Page 7


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Foster Grandparents (back row-left to right) Mary Riley, Linda Padgett, Margaret Froggett,
Ana Trimble, (front row-left to right) Bonnie Durbin, Sally Lucas, Lucille Curtiss, Angela Sach-
son-FYN Master Gardener, Sue Enyeart and Margorie Lapp learned how to "garden in a pot"
from Angela Sachson, the Okeechobee Extension Office Master Gardener.




2 Okeechobee News, Friday, March 13, 2009


Okeechobee Forecast


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming
east southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday Night: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with
a low around 59. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becom-
ing southeast between 10 and 15 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southeast
wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming
south between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South south-
east wind around 5 mph becoming calm.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Science Fair
The following students were honored for making it to
the State Science and Engineering Fair for Okeechobee
County: (left to right) Krista Pope, Ryan Reister, Saman-
tha Rivero, Tim Gray, (not pictured) Darby Jones, Chris-
topher Boney, Dalton Hodges, Julianne Meives, Dayla
Ferneau (alternate), Alec Hert, Ashley Hassan (alternate),
Joey Barletto, Joy Burnham, Trent Johnson and Celena
Letcher. Joy Burnaham and Celena Letcher are all going
to International competition in Reno, Nev.


Continued From Page 1
half off. The Okeechobee Idol
contest begins at 7 p.m. with pre-
liminary competition. This will
be a judged contest with points
being awarded for voice quality,
stage comfort, timing and over-
all entertainment. The contest is
open to contestants with the ex-
ception of band members kara
oke hosts and performers in the
music industry of any kind. Finals
will be held on Thursday, March
19. Anyone interested in compet-
ing should contact David Lee at
863-261-3354.
Bike Night is Tuesday, March
17. Bikers with a valid motorcycle
license will get in for $2. Tuesday
also marks the beginning of the
youth livestock show which will
be open for spectators. Armbands
for Tuesday are $20 from 5 p.m.
until 11 p.m. The dairy show be-
gins at 5 p.m. and the bike show
begins at 7 p.m. with a $10 entry
fee. ZZNOT will perform from 8
p.m. until 11 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, is Stu-
dent Dollar Night. The admission
is $1 with a student ID from 5 p.m.
until 11 p.m. The steer show will
be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
with the beef breeding show fol-
lowing. There will also be a tradi-
tional karaoke contest hosted by
David Lee with cash prizes.
Thursday, March 19, is Food
Drive Night. Bring in three cans
of food for $2 entry to the fair.
Okeechobee Idol Finals begin at
7p.m.
Friday is TGIF night. Armbands
are $20 for 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. The
swine show begins at 4 p.m. on
Friday. The Blue Grass Festival
features The Larry Gillis Band at
6 p.m.; Palms Bluegrass Band at
7 p.m.; New River Boys at 8 p.m.;
and The Untold Riches at 9 p.m.
until 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, is Blue-
grass Celebration Day with arm-
bands for $25 from noon until 1
a.m. The small animals show is at
9 a.m.; youth livestock sale is at
2 p.m. with the order of sale be-
ing steers, beef breeding, swine,
and dairy. The Blue Grass Festival
celebration continues all day Sat-
urday with the following sched-
ule: Untold Riches at 1 p.m. and 7
p.m.; Palms Bluegrass Band at 2
p.m. and 8 p.m.; New River Boys
at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.; and the Lar-
ry Gillis Band at 4 p.m. and 5:45
p.m.
Sunday, March 22, marks the
final day of the fair, Family day at
the Races. The fair is open from
noon until 8 p.m. with armbands


for $20. The Cunning-Hams, a lo-
cal bluegrass group will perform
at 12:30 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.; and 3
p.m. Kendall Jackson, a teen from
Lake Worth will perform contem-
porary Christian music along with
current favorites at 1:15 p.m. and
2:30 p.m.
David Lee will be the DJ at
Large and the Demolition Derby
begins at 4 p.m. Bleachers are
available for seating at the Derby
this year.
Each day there will be pig rac-
es; David Lee-DJ at Large; Show
Me Safari Petting Zoo; and many
other exhibits.
Come out and support your lo-
cal Okeechobee County Fair.
Gates open at noon on Satur-
days and Sundays and at 5 p.m.
weekdays. Daily tickets for $5 and
10 day passes for $30 are available
at the fair's website. For more
information about the fair visits
www.okeechobeecountyfair.com
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12 years of service
Brenda Mueller (right) was honored for 12 years of service
to the Okeechobee County School District from Assistant
Superintendent of Instruction Mary Hurley (left). Mrs.
Mueller was the data processor at Seminole Elementary
School for all 12 years of service.


Engagement

Green -

Detzer
Terry Green and Nina Kelly
of Miami are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Jennifer Green to Robert Detzer
of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Ann Detzer and Richard


Jennifer Green and Robert Detzer.


Detzer of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
March 14, 2009 at Basinger Civic
Center.
The bride to be is employed as
a counter pro with Carquest.
The groom is a 1997 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
is employed as a mechanic with
Walpole Inc.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


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Raid nets suspected marijuana


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After executing a search war
rant on a S.E. 59th Drive home,
members of the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force arrested
two men and seized over 200
grams of suspected marijuana
on Tuesday, March 10.
Russell A. Scott, the owner
of the home,was arrested on a
felony charge of possession of
marijuana with intent to sell,
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $5,500.


Another man was arrested on
misdemeanor charges of pos
session of marijuana under 20
grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. In all, task force
members found a total of 213.3
grams of suspected marijuana
in the home, stated the report.
According to an arrest report
by a task force detective, the
search warrant was executed
at 1:50 p.m. after the home was
entered and secured by mem-
bers of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Special
Response Team (SRT) and other


OCSO depu stance was found in the living


Russel A.
Scott


ties.
During a
search of the
home, the de-
tective said a
red bag con-
taining a green
leafysubstance


room and in a second bedroom.
The detective indicated that the
total weight of the substance
found in the second bedroom
was 5.1 grams.
All of the substances found
were field tested and all indicat-


was found in a ed a positive result for the pres-


bedroom.
According to the detective's
report, that substance weighed
179.3 grams.
The detective's report went
on to say that a similar sub-


ence of marijuana, the report in-
dicated. Also found was a metal
hand-held scale, small plastic
bags and pipes similar to those
used for smoking marijuana,
added the report.


Pizza delivery helps solve local burglary


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The moral of the story is: if
you're going to steal a check from
someone don't order a pizza then
use that check to pay for it.
But, according to a local detec-
tive that's just what Billy Joe Davis
allegedly did.
Davis, 45, U.S. 441 S.E., was
arrested Friday, March 6, and


charged with burglary of a resi-
dence, grand theft, forgery and
uttering a forged instrument.
Davis was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $10,000.
An arrest report by Detective
Susan Morrison, of the Okeecho
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), states a burglar appear
ently entered the victim's home


Jail trusty arrested on drug charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A trusty at the Okeechobee
County Jail has been arrested and
charged with bringing prescrip-
tion pills into that facility.
Jose Ruben Nunez III, 24, N.W.
First St., Okeechobee, was arrest
ed March 10 by detectives from
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on a felony charge of con-
spiracy to introduce contraband
into a detention facility.
His bond has been set at
$5,000.
Records indicate that Nunez
was sentenced to one year in the
county jail following his convic
tion on Oct. 15, 2008, on a charge
of violation of probation driving
while license suspended habitu-
al offender.
Nunez was arrested Tuesday
after it was determined that he
brought roxycodone pills into
the jail, stated a task force detec
tive's report. The 30mg pills are a
schedule 2 narcotic.
The trustee was responsible
for cleaning bathrooms and such

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).
Syreeta Lianetta Johnson,
38, N.W llth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested March 6 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC
warrant charging her with the
misdemeanor of battery. Her
bond was set at $2,500. She was
also arrested on another DOC
warrant that charged her with the
felonies of violation of probation
- forgery (two counts), violation
of probation uttering a forged
instrument (two counts) and vio-
lation of probation -grand theft.
She is being held without bond
on those charges.
Melissa Wise, 26, N.E. 60th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 6 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion driving under the influence.
Her bond was set at $500.
Walter F. Moorehead, 26,
W. Aintree Drive, Loxahatchee,
was arrested March 6 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with failure to ap
pear -grand theft, failure to ap
pear -grand theft firearm and fail
ure to appear armed burglary of
a structure or conveyance. He is
being held without bond.
Randy Gerald Whaley, 31,
N.E. First Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested March 6 by Deputy
Brian Cross on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation grand
theft. He was arrested again on
March 9 on Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with vio
nation of probation -grand theft
(two counts), violation of proba-
tion credit card fraud and viola-
tion of probation misrepresen-
tation. He is being held without
bond.
Ryan Bass, 27, N.E. 60th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March
7 by Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on
a St. Lucie County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba-
tion -grand theft. He is being held
without bond.
Magin Cardenas, 21, N.W
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was ar
rested March 7 by Officer Ryan
Holroyd on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him


at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office.
According to the detective's
report, members of the task force
found the nar-
cotics hidden on
the grounds of
the sheriff's of-
fice. They then
took the pills
and replaced
them with pla
cebos.
The report Jose Ruben
statesthatNunez Nunez III
went to work at
the sheriff's office and returned to
the jail around 4 p.m. A check by
the detectives found that the pills
were missing from their hiding
place.
The report goes on to state that
Nunez has been removed from
trustee status and returned to the
jail's general population.
Once the narcotics were found,
detectives took the pills to a local
pharmacy to be identified.
Roxycodone is a brand name
of the powerful pain reliever oxy
codone.


with failure to appear driving un-
der the influence. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Nicole Marie Powers, 20,
S.W Park St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 7 by Officer Ryan
Holroyd on charges of dealing in
stolen property, giving false in-
formation to a pawnbroker and
grand theft. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Katie Lynn Harden, 24, S.W.
24th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 8 by Deputy Max
Waldron on a charge of grand
theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Curtis Gordineer, 20, N.E.
103rd Ave., Okeechobee, was


took a variety of items that had an
estimated value of $10,000.
Among the items allegedly
taken was a 37-inch flat screen
television, a 55-inch projection
television, two DVD/VCR players,
$400 in cash, jewelry, jars contain-
ing coins and a computer system
with a monitor, printer, keyboard,
modem and surge protector.
As the crime scene was being
processed, Detective Morrison
said OCSO Crime Scene Investi-
gator Jackie Moore recovered a
handprint from a lamp inside the
victim's home.
Detective Morrison stated in
her report that the break-in was
discovered on Feb. 14 when the
victim returned home.
The victim later learned that
pizza had been delivered to her
home and that whoever ordered it
had paid the delivery person with


one of her per-
sonal checks.
The victim
then went to
her bank and
got a copy of
the check and
made note of
the driver's lii
Billy Joe cense written on
Davis the back of the
instrument. That
number, stated the detective, was
not the victim's.
According to the detective's
report, that driver's license num-
ber was issued to Davis. Detec-
tive Morrison said he ordered $41
worth of food, wrote the check
for $50 and gave the delivery per-
son a $9 tip.
He said as of Wednesday,
March 11, none of the stolen
items have been recovered.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 12-year-old middle school
student was arrested Wednes-
day, March 11, on a misdemean-
or charge of possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams.
According to an arrest report
by Deputy William Suggs, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Yearling Mid
die School student was found
to be in possession of a green
leafy substance while on school
grounds.


arrested March 9 by Deputy Ser-
geant J. Royal on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation pos-
session of marijuana. He is being
held without bond.
Robert A. Pohl, 45, S.E. 33rd
Terrace, was arrested March 11
by Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on
a warrant charging him with fel-
ony battery. His bond was set at
$2,500.
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 informa-
tion will be confirmed andprinted.


Pawn receipt helps


police solve burglary


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A receipt from a pawn shop
in Okeechobee has led to the ar-
rest of an area man on several
felony charges.
William Brandon Bailey, 22,
Ninth St., Buckhead Ridge, was
arrested March 5 on charges
of armed burglary of an unoc-
cupied dwelling, grand theft-
firearm, grand theft, dealing in
stolen property and defrauding
a pawnbroker. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $11,000. Jail re-
cords indicate that he has been
released after posting bond.
According to an arrest report


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Thanks for participating!

Marijuana grow houses raided
TAX IT: Sunday's paper reported another two grow houses raid-
ed. I think that marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes
and that you must have a prescription and that pharmacies be the
only way that it can be dispensed. There are more people killed every
day by overdoses of alcohol and pain medications where as I don't
recall ever hearing of anyone dying from marijuana overdose. It is
not unusual to see people staggering to their car after leaving a bar
and having an accident that kills someone. Yet, I have never heard of
any one being so inebriated from marijuana that they lost control of
their vehicle and caused an accident or death. I think alcohol should
be illegal.
DRUGS: Sunday's paper also reported the death rates of drug
overdoses and abuses. How fitting that article and the grow house
article were in the same paper. It was warning people to beware.
Just because it is prescribed doesn't mean it can't kill you. The prob
lem is not the prescription. The problem is taking the prescription as
directed. I have had several acquaintances die due to not following
the directions of the prescription and overdosing. At the same time,
there are people out there taking the medication to get high only to
overdose.
GOVERNMENT: Well, if the U.S. Government would jut step up
to the plate and legalize it they could take control of the marijuana.
Put it under the jurisdiction of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
they can sell it much like cigarettes are sold. Though maybe fewer
in a package? I don't know maybe 20 is a good number. There will
be companies growing and processing it like Marlboro, Kent and Ra
leigh (Do they still make those in North Carolina?) And like cigs and
alcohol, everyone is allowed to grow and process some for your own
consumption.
ILLEGAL: I personally would never, ever legalize marijuana. It's
just the way I was raised ... in my entire life it's been illegal. We have
enough drunk teenagers and adults on the road as it is. As far as medi-
cal purposes, there would have to be the strictest policies in place.
As it is now, prescription drugs are the number one drug of choice.
People who use/sell prescription drugs know all the ends and outs of
getting them. It's become an epidemic all over the United States and
in Okeechobee.

Death of a juvenile in the county jail
HEARTBREAKING: How sad, these young kids put themselves in
these situations and must feel like there is no light at the end of tun-
nel. Being 16 and charged as an adult on aggravated assault charges
... what could have been the worst outcome of these charges? Cer
tainly not worth taking your life over but at that age they just don't
understand. Either way, a sad and most likely an avoidable situation.
OFFICERS: The parents are not from Okeechobee and neither
was the teen, but he was in jail here because he was accused of com-
mitting a crime here. I feel sorry for the corrections officers who will
have to deal with this. They probably had no idea he would even
consider doing that. He was in a cell by himself and must not have
been on suicide watch -- they have special cells for prisoners who are
on suicide watch. I wonder if any of the other prisoners could see
what he was up to.

Water, water everywhere
CONSERVE YEAR ROUND: I am glad the water managers are
enforcing the water conservation measures as this should be year
round. Florida was not meant to support this many humans. We can-
not keep wasting water. Watering the grass is wasting water. Plant
native grass and let nature take care of it. Sure it will be brown part
of the year but that is how it is supposed to be. Up north the grass is
not green year round. Nature has cycles. For too long they tried to use
Lake Okeechobee as a giant reservoir and it just about killed the lake.
The lake is meant to have natural highs and lows. That means to be
healthy, it should sometimes get down to 9 or 10 feet and other times
get up to 15 or 16 feet. You can't manage it as a reservoir and have a
healthy lake.
SOUTH SIDE: People who want the lake level to stay higher than
14 feet so they can have more water for personal use should do some
research. The land on the north side of the lake is higher than the
lake level, sure. I believe the elevation around Southwest 28th Street
is about 18 feet. However, the south side of the lake has areas that are
only 11 feet above sea level. If the dike breaks, those people will be
under water. You have to think about the whole lake and the whole
area, not just your own canal or fishing hole.

Why can't I buy American?
SEAFOOD: I go to my grocery store to get seafood, shrimp, clam,
fish, even frog legs are all from Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and on
and on except oysters. Why is this? There was one product from
America. I wouldn't even visit these countries and I don't trust their
food. Why do we have to go all the way to the docks to get these
products? I turn on the T.V this a.m. and ads were pushing food from
Chile. We are the most heavily regulated and have the safest food in
the world. Why can't I buy it?
SEASONAL: If you want to eat American grown foods then you
have to not eat things that are out of season. If you want a melon
in December then you will have to get them from another country.
Same with seafood as most fish migrate.
LOCAL FOOD: American farmers do produce the best and safest
food supply in the world. And if you want to take advantage of that,
you have to adjust your diet to what is available during different times
of the year. If you buy what is locally in season you also reduce the
amount of fuel it takes to transport the food. That is healthy for you
and for the environment.
MORE SPEEDING
DEPUTIES: Kudos to the Sheriff's office! This morning as I waited
for the bus with my young son (in the dark), we saw a motorcycle
road deputy on patrol in Dixie Ranch. We weren't at the bus stop
more than two minutes when he had someone pulled over on 80th.
Some of these little ones are standing alone in the dark waiting for the
bus and those who live out here should know better then to fly down
80th. The high schoolers are out even earlier in the dark. It has gotten
so bad that I've had to sit with my teenagers in the morning because
I'm afraid they will be hit. Thank you to the sheriff's office and I hope
to see you out here more often!
SLOW DOWN: You still cannot turn off of 98 without someone
speeding past you as you turn in. It is a shame; everyone in a hurry to
go nowhere. Truth is, the only difference it makes is how much risk
you put yourself and others at for an accident. And the accident we
had out here last week was senseless!

FYI: Obama's first 50 days
SPENDING: President Barack Obama pledged to keep his so-
called stimulus plan free of earmarks. Unfortunately, no such pledge
has been made about the omnibus spending measure consisting of
the nine uncompleted appropriations bill from last year's appropria-
tions process. The $410 billion omnibus is loaded with an estimated
9,287 earmarks. Last week, the House passed the bill by a margin of
245-178; a debate is expected in the Senate this week. It's loaded with
identical projects from the President's government spending plan
and contains many wasteful earmarks. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) told
Congressional Quarterly that "our nation currently faces record deficit
numbers and the Democrat leadership's only plan is to pass another
bloated bill and dig us in a deeper hole of debt." If President Obama
wants to cut spending, he should order Congress to strip all earmarks
before the bill is presented for his signature.


Guest Commentary


Youth conservation
centers open
children's eyes
By Rodney Bareto
FWC Chairman
The day is coming when to-
day's youngsters will take over
control of the fate of Florida's fish,
wildlife and habitats. We must
first introduce them to these trea-
sures before we step aside, or we
risk entrusting them with things
they have never learned to love
and protect.
We talk about this a lot in the
conservation community, es-
pecially at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis
sion (FWC). We have so isolated
our children from nature, out of
fear for their safety, that we have
been a barrier between children
and the birthright nature offers
them. We don't let them climb
trees anymore or catch tadpoles
or even play in the woods.
The FWC is teaming up with
partners and mobilizing volun-
teers to develop and operate


new facilities where families and
children can interact with nature
and learn the skills that will open
a whole new world of adventure
for them. The first one already is
operating. It's the Beau Turner
Youth Conservation Center, about
30 miles east of Tallahassee. More
are on the way.
The Beau Turner Youth Con
servation Center offers kids the
opportunity to see, hear, smell
and touch the face of Mother Na-
ture. Kids can catch fish there and
learn hunting skills and hunter
safety. The center offers summer
day camps, and it's all acces-
sible to handicapped individu-
als. Everything at the center runs
entirely on solar energy. Parents
can register their 12 to 16 year
old children for a variety of free
classes, for which the FWC will
provide all the necessary equip-
ment and materials. The FWC is
deeply grateful to Turner and his
family for turning the center into
a reality.
Meanwhile, my fellow FWC
Commissioner Dick Corbett is
spearheading a team to research
potential locations for more youth


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

American Red Cross Month
At their meeting on Thursday, March 10 Okeechobee
County Commissioners proclaimed the month of March
to be American Red Cross Month in Okeechobee. Com-
mission chairman Clif Betts presented a copy of the proc-
lamation to Debbie Riddle of the Red Cross.


Submitted photo

"Big Red at Chalo Nitka"
Seacoast National Bank employees and families partici-
pate in the Chalo Nitka parade with their 1947 Dodge pick-
up they call Big Red!





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At Your Service On Page 2


conservation centers in other
parts of the state, including the
Tenoroc Fish Management Area
in Lakeland. Tenoroc already has
nature trails, fishing ponds, an
archery range and shotgun and
rifle ranges that will reduce the
startup costs for a new center
there. Danon Moxley, Tenoroc's
manager, has developed strong
working relationships with stake
holders and volunteers to make
the center a reality.
The vision is to offer regu-
larly scheduled programs to get
youths actively involved in the
outdoors. The centers will be
places where young people and
families participate in outdoor
activities and share experiences
that will strengthen their connec
tion with, and support for, fish
and wildlife conservation. That's
what we must accomplish before
we pass the cause of natural re-
source stewardship on to the next
generation.
The FWC's Office of Recre-
ation Services has developed
facilities concepts and plans, so
construction can move ahead as
soon as we can find funding for


the centers. We will search high
and low for funding, and we are
counting on part of the money to
come from the Wildlife Founda-
tion of Florida. Those of us who
love Florida and want to be part
of this effort should consider
making a donation to the founda-
tion to support the FWC's youth
conservation centers.
Too many of today's kids have
never caught a fish, and too many
have never experienced the spe-
cial kind of bonding that takes
place within families on an out-
door adventure. Yet, they stand
to inherit natural treasures they
won't even recognize or under-
stand. We have to change that,
and the time is short.
You can make atax-deductable
contribution to the foundation by
sending a check or money order
to Wildlife Foundation of Florida
Inc., P.O. Box 11010, Tallahassee,
FL 32302 or by visiting the foun-
dation's Web site at: www.wild-
lifefoundationofflorida.com.
You can learn more about the
Beau Turner Youth Conservation
Center at: MyFWC.com/huntered/
BTYCC.htm.


Courtesy photo

March of Dimes
Congratulations to Everglades Winners of the "Top Fund-
raising School Trophy" for the March of Dimes. Thank you
to everyone at Everglades Elementary School for making
this event a success. Front row, left to right: Mrs. Hollin,
student council sponsor, and team co-chairman, Cassidy
Bond, Ross Laskey, fifth grade student council officers.
Back row left to right: Mrs. Cassels, team co-chairman and
Steven Fonseca, fifth grade student council officer.


Community Calendar

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
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is 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, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) N.A. Sickest Of The Sick 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. This is an open meeting.
AA. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or
weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763
7165 or 863-697-0206.
Restoration ministries meets the second Friday of each month to
help with addictions, depression, etc., at 7 p.m. For more information
call Miss Kathy at 863-357-9083.

Saturday
Worship in Song atthe Living Word of Faith Church ofOkeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning
at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and
musicians are welcome to take part. For information, contact the
church at 863-763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at 863-763-3373; or, Sister
Yvonne Price at 863-467-6657.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call 863-634-9340 or 863-357-6248, for
information.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. weekend noon; N.A.
Sickest Of The Sick Group 7 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
open discussion 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,
call Dick Laneau at 863-467-9540 or 727-345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County
4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to
be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office
at 863-763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing
at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-6869.

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


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Marvin Brantley faces fine of $500 a day


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again Marvin Brantley is
facing a fine because of the junk
on his S. Parrott Avenue property.
At their meeting on Tuesday
evening, March 10 the City of
Okeechobee Code Enforcement
Board once again looked at the
condition of Mr. Brantley's prop-
erty. The case has probably come
up more times than board mem-
bers can recall.
This time it is different be-
cause a buyer for the property is
involved. The case last came up
during the January code enforce-
ment board meeting. Mr. Brantley
was not at that meeting, however,
code enforcement officer Fred
Sterling said that the day before
Mr. Brantley had told him that the
sale of the property was a "done
deal" and closing would take


place in a few days.
At the January meeting Keith
Duffy of Parrott Avenue Partners
told the board he was in the pro-
cess of buying the property and
putting in a shopping center. He
promised that the property would
be cleaned up.
In order to give Mr. Duffy time
to clean up the property, the
board postponed action on the
case for 60 days.
Mr. Brantley did not appear at
Tuesday night's meeting. How-
ever, Mr. Duffy was there once
again. He said he had had trouble
with his financing but the sale of
the property was scheduled to
close on the 19th. He said that Mr.
Brantley has been putting some
of the junk in front of the fence
to display it for sale. He was us-
ing the proceeds from those sales
to pay for removal of the rest of


the junk.
"It's not really his fault," stated
Mr. Duffy of Mr. Brantley. "He's
trying to close."
City attorney John Cook said it
was the same story 20 years ago.
He said he didn't think the board
was concerned if Mr. Brantley
sold any of his junk. It was Mr.
Cook's opinion that Mr. Brantley
could not display his junk in front
of the fence.
Mr. Duffy expressed confidence
that the sale would close on the
19th. He said that after closing he
would have the property cleaned
up as soon as possible. He said
the sale contract called for Mr.
Brantley to remove the junk with-
in six months of closing. He also
said that as of the date of closing,
there would be no junk in front of
the fence.
"This cat and mouse game


has gone on for too long," stated
board member Les McCreary.
Board chairman Jamie Ga-
miotea noted that Mr. Duffy has
shown an interest in the com-
munity and he would hate to
complicate his business dealings.
He noted that his very first board
meeting concerned Mr. Brantley,
"He keeps us employed," Mr.
Gamiotea said of Mr. Brantley.
Mr. Brantleywas fined $500 for
every day of noncompliance be
ginning April 1.
Turning to other action, the
case against Gwynn and Linda
Johnson was not heard because
Mr. Sterling said they were given
until June 1 to come into compli-
ance.
Mr. Cook informed the board
that the S.E. 12th Avenue of Jason
Estes had been foreclosed. He
said a lien had been filed against


the property for a code violation
fine of $1,150 after the foreclo-
sure went into effect. Upon Mr.
Cook's recommendation the lien
was removed and the property
was assessed a $500 administra-
tive fee.
Mr. Sterling told the board that
the N.W. 10th Avenue property
belonging to Financial Resources
of America has been an eyesore
for the last couple of years. He
said he had been unable to con
tact the owner. The board voted
to impose a fine of $50 a day for
every day of noncompliance be-
ginning the day the property is
posted with the notice of the fine.
Marie Fenton was fined $50 a
day for every day of noncompli-
ance beginning the day her S.E.
12th Avenue property was post-
ed. She had been cited for general
cleaning and beautification.


At the end of the meeting
the board spent a considerable
amount of time discussing rec
ommending to the city council
that the code enforcement of-
ficers be given the authority to
write citations. Then the violator
would either pay a fine or contest
the charges before a judge. It was
argued that this system would
take away the personal touch of
the code enforcement board and
remove citizens from the process.
At the same time, it was acknowl-
edged that this process might be
good for repeat offenders and it
would speed things up. In the end
the board decided to schedule a
workshop on the topic at a future
date.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Coquina Board conducts routine business


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Coquina Water Control
District Board of Supervisors met
Wednesday morning, March 11
and conducted several items of
routine business.
Board attorney Tony Young
reported that he had talked with
attorney Tom Conley concerning
swapping easements on J5 Ranch


property. He was waiting for fur
their word from Mr. Conley.
Several landowners had tradi-
tionally not been paying the Co
quina assessment. Recently the
Coquina board determined that
they had no grounds for exemp
tion and began assessing them.
These landowners had threat-
ened a lawsuit. However, Mr.
Young said he had heard nothing


more from them. "I think if we look at this bud
Chairman Melvin Byars said he get item by itemwe can pull some
planned to advertise for bids for money out it,' My Byars asserted.
ditch and culvert work. He said The meeting recessed until the
that by the time the bids were next morning to reconvene at the


opened he would have an idea
how much money they would
have to spend on the project.
He said they could move money
from one account to another if
necessary.


shop and look at possible road
and drainage projects.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


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Fla. Blood Centers sets dates for donation sites


The citizens of Okeechobee
are among the most faithful of
donors to the community's blood
supply, in 2008 donating more
than 2,100 units of blood.
Last year, Florida Blood Cen
ters were informing people that
only 65 percent of the population
of the United States were eligible
to give blood. This percentage
was due to disease, individual
health conditions, exposure to
at-risk populations, greater diver-
sity in travel, etc. However, since
that time, the figures have been
re-evaluated and it is now known
that only 37 percent of the popu-
lation are eligible to donate mak
ing it even more important for
those eligible donors to "Come to
the Big Red Bus!"
Florida Blood Centers will be


hosting local blood drives begin
ning this Friday, March 13, at the
Okeechobee County Fair from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and
again on Saturday, March 14, at
the fair from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Donors on these days will receive
a free ticket to the fair!
Sunday, March 15, will see the
Big Red Bus at St. Theresa Catho-
lic Church in Buck Head Ridge
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Be sure
to get your Beef O' Brady wings
coupons!
Donations can also be given
at the fair on Sunday, March 15,
from noon until 6 p.m. Visitors to
the Big Red Bus will receive a free
fair ticket.
Other dates for local blood
drives are:
Tuesday, March 17, Rauler-


son Hospital, noon until 7 p.m.,
free Beef O'Brady wings cou-
pons,
Thursday, March 19, Ancient
Oaks, 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.,
free Beef O'Brady wings coupons
and ice cream coupons,
Friday, March 20, Oasis Vil-
lage, Hwy 441 S.E., 10:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. free Beef O'Bradywings
coupons,
Friday, March 20, Concert at
Fairgrounds, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday, March 21, Concert
at Fairgrounds, noon to 6 p.m.,
Friday, March 27, Publix,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
Friday, March 27, Health Fair
at Laurel Oaks, 1801 N.W. Third
Lane, noon to 4 p.m.,
Saturday, March 28, Wal-
Mart, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,


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School board approves policy changes


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School board met on Tuesday,
March 10, and approved several
additions to board policy and the
2009 Summer School Schedule as
well as some expulsions.
The board approved the sever-
al different policy changes being
spurred as a result of Senate Bill
1712, Ethics in Education.
The first section for this bill
falls under Complaints Against
Employees. School boards are
required to have a policy in place
for the reporting of complaints
against school board employees
that affect the health, safety or
welfare of students.
At the previous meeting Super
intendent Dr. Patricia Cooper also
added that she has had a lengthy
discussion with the Okeechobee
County Education Association
and a memorandum of under-
standing will be written to put in
writing full awareness that noth
ing will be placed in a personnel
file without full investigation and
full awareness of the employee.
The second policy change
concerns Professional Ethics with
a policy that addresses adherence
to ethical standards by school
personnel.
Also as a result of Senate Bill
1712, the board approved the
policy regarding Violation of lo-
cal, state and/or federal laws. This
policy details reporting proce
dures for any violation of laws by
school board employees.
The last policy approved con-
cerns the Report of Misconduct
which will provide guidelines for
mandatory reporting and investi-
gation of employee misconduct
that affects the health, safety or
welfare of students. This policy
details the Superintendent's re-
sponsibilities for this reporting
and also explains a direct penalty
to the Superintendent if it is not
done correctly.
In other business the 2009


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Summer School Schedule was
approved by the board which
has been tapered down due to
budget restraints and extra efforts
from the high school and middle
schools to offer credit retrieval
programs throughout the school
year.
The district will have all sum-
mer school at Yearling Middle
School. The third grade reading
camp and K-12 ESE students in
trainable mentally disabled, pro-
found mentally disabled and au-
tistic classes will all be held from
June 9, until June 26, from 8:15
a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Programs
will operate Monday through
Friday with transportation pro
vided. Routes will be streamlined


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with limited stops to save money
for the district. Students will be
served breakfast and lunch.
The only concern for the dis-
trict was eliminating the high
school credit retrieval program
for seniors who are short credits
for graduation. This concern was
alleviated by having an agreement
with Indian River State College for
any seniors that would need that
service.
The board also approved three
expulsions and made many stu-
dent and employee recognition.
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6 Okeechobee News, Friday, March 13, 2009


Duncan wins boat in drawing


By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Russ Duncan of Okeechobee
was the lucky winner of a 10 ft.
Bass Hunter boat complete with
trailer and trolling motor, in a
fundraiser to benefit Big O' Teen
Anglers.
The boat was donated to the
Big O' Teen Anglers Inc. by Bill
and Janis O'Keefe. The anglers
sold tickets for this boat, and the
drawing was held on March 1.
The winning ticket was sold to
Mr. Duncan by Brandon Rucks, 10.
Brandon, came in second place by
selling $500 worth of tickets. Ryan
Edwards, 13 came in first place by
selling $800 worth of tickets.
All monies raised from this
drawing will go towards helping
to send three of the anglers and
their families to the Southern Divi-
sional's BASS/Florida Bass Feder-
ation Nation competition in North
Carolina on April 2-3.
Ryan Edwards, 13, state cham-
pion, April Floyd, 12, a four time
Casting Kids state champion and
Luke Farmer, 10, will all be com-
peting on April 2-3.
These three anglers will be
competing against anglers from
Georgia, South Carolina, North
Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama,
Florida and Kentucky. This is the
third year in a row that the Big
O' Teen Anglers Inc. has sent at
least one or two of their anglers to


Okeechobee NewsTreresa Mataushek
Russ Duncan (center right) was the lucky winner of the 10 ft. Bass Hunter boat complete with
trailer and trolling motor, which the Big O' Teen Anglers Inc., held a drawing for. Brandon
Rucks, 10 (center left) sold Mr. Duncan the winning ticket. Bill and Charlie Hays, and Janice
Floyd came along with Brandon to present Mr. Duncan with his prize!


compete at state and/or national
competitions.
"We would really like to thank
all of our local and non-local
sponsors for helping keep our Jr.
Bass Club running," said Char-
lie Hays, Youth Director, Florida
BASS Federation Nation. She con
tinued, "We could not do it with
out them. Without them, these
anglers wouldn't be able to have


these opportunities. Thank you!"
The Big O' Teen Anglers Inc.,
currently has 22 anglers on the
state roster.
There are still tickets avail-
able for the Motorguide 24 volt
70 pound thrust, trolling motor.
Tickets are 6 for $5 or $1 each.
For ticket information please call
Charlie Hays at 863-763-2332.
Monies raised from this drawing


Community Events


will also go towards sending the
three anglers to the Southern Di-
visional's in North Carolina. Any-
thing left will go towards sending
all of the anglers in the club to the
state competition in August in Kis-
simmee.
Post your opinions at www.
newszap.com. Teresa Mataushek
can be reached at tmataushek@
newszap.com.


Obituary


Submitted photo

Snake anyone?
Charles Eaton Jr., hooked this 5 foot Cotton Mouth while
fishing on Lake Okeechobee on Feb. 24. Have a prize
catch from a recent fishing trip? Send it to the Okeecho-
bee News at tmataushek@newszap.com and look for it in
the outdoors column.


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Hospice to hold
yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will
host a yard sale at the blue vol-
unteer building, next to the Ham
rick Home, 411 S.E. Fourth Street,
on Thursday, March 12, from 8
a.m. until noon, Friday, March
13 from 8 a.m. until noon. There
are many new items to choose
from. All monies raised will go to-
wards the care for the patients in
the Hamrick Home and patients
who choose to stay in their own
homes. For more information call
863-467-2321.

Library presents
free program
Paul Buster is an excellent
historian, storyteller and singer
of Seminole stories, legends, and
songs. Join Mr. Buster for a fun-
filled evening of Seminole cul-
ture at the Okeechobee Library
on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
The program is provided by the
Florida Humanities Council and
is free and open to the public.
The Okeechobee Friends of the
Library will provide light refresh-
ments.

Highlands Social
Dance Club
The Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing on
Friday, March 13, from 7-9:30
p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Music will be
provided by the Big Band Sound
of The Skylarks. Free ballroom
dance instruction is available at
6:30 p.m. Dance the night away
to waltzes, chachas, foxtrots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other ball-
room favorites. All Club dances
are open to the public. Appropri-
ate dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for non
members. For more information
call 863-471-0559.

Roundtable to meet
The Executive Roundtable of
the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct
its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30
p.m. on Friday, March 13, in the
board room of the Okeechobee
County School Board Office. This
forum provides a mechanism for
dialogue and problem solving in
our community through the col-
laborative efforts of our local deci-
sion makers. The public is invited
to attend. For more information,
please call Sharon Vinson at 863-
462-5000, Ext. 257.

Church sponsors 'Gold
Party'
The youth of First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second
St., are sponsoring a gold party
on March 14. If you have old, un-
wanted gold jewelry or anything
else made of gold, bring it to the
church between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Professional gold buyers will
be on hand to give you top dollar
for your gold. Sell as much gold
as you want and you will be help-
ing the youth group raise money
for their summer mission trip to
London. A free meal will be pro-
vided to all who attend. Call 863
763-4021 for more information or
to make an appointment.


School board to
discuss grants
The Okeechobee County
School Board will host a meet-
ing to inform private schools of
federal grant opportunities for the
2009-2010 school year. The meet-
ing is scheduled for Friday, March
13, at 3 p.m. and will be held in
room 301 of the Okeechobee
County School Board Office. Rep-
resentatives of all private schools
are encouraged to attend.

Cash for College at
IRSC
To help college bound stu-
dents of any age obtain financial
aid, Indian River Community
College will be hosting a "Cash
for College" event on Saturday,
March 14, at 10 a.m. at IRSC
campuses in Okeechobee, Fort
Pierce, St. Lucie West, Stuart, and
Vero Beach. Professional help will
be available, so bring your tax re-
turn. For more information, con
tact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-
792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu.

Pet adoption event
planned
The Humane Society Pet Res-
cue FL, Inc. of Okeechobee will
hold a pet adoption event at the
spring festival in Flagler Park on
March 14 and 15. If you have been
thinking of adopting a pet, come
out and meet some of our "furry
friends." They would love a new
home! For more information,
please contact Belinda at 863-532-
1110 or by email at reunitepet@
aol.com.

Radio discusses
CASTLE
Saturday, March 14 at 7:30
a.m. 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM will
have Gundula Hargraves, market-
ing director, CASTLE on to dis
cuss Child Abuse and neglect, the
memory field, and how to pre-
vent the abuse by helping fami-
lies in crisis. The discussion will
be rebroadcast again at 1 and 6
p.m. For more information please
contact CASTLE, Child Abuse
Services, Training and Life Enrich-
ment at 7724656011 or www.
exchangecastle.org.

SAL steak dinner
planned
The Sons of the American Le-
gion will sponsor their monthly
ribeye steak dinner on Sunday,
March 15, from 3 until 6 p.m. at
the American Legion Post 64,
501 S.E. Second Street. Dinner in-
cludes: live entertainment, ribeye
steak, baked potato, salad, home
made dessert, roll and butter and
iced tea or coffee for a $12 dona
tion.

Fish fry dinners
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church hosts "Fish Fry
Friday" each week until April 3,
from 5 until 8 p.m. The fundraiser
is sponsored by Knights of Co
lumbus Council 11284. Dinners
include fish or chicken and all
the fixings for a $7 donation. Din-
ners are available for dining at the
Church Hall or take out.


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

Cash for College at
IRSC
To help college bound stu
dents of any age obtain financial
aid, Indian River Community
College will be hosting a "Cash
for College" event on Saturday,
March 14, at 10 a.m. at IRSC
campuses in Okeechobee, Fort
Pierce, St. Lucie West, Stuart, and
Vero Beach. Professional help will
be available, so bring your tax re-
turn. For more information, con
tact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-
792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu.

Pancake breakfast at
Lakeport Fire
Department
The Lakeport Volunteer Fire
Department will hold an all you
can eat pancake breakfast on
March 21, at 7 a.m., at their fire
station in Lakeport. All money
collected is to purchase future
equipment. The breakfast will
feature pancakes, sausage patties
and coffee or iced tea until they
are sold out. Price is $3 for all you
can eat. Come out and support
the Lakeport Volunteer Fire De-
partment.

Relay for Life
fundraiser
The City of Okeechobee's Re-
lay for Life team "Hunt for a Cure"
will hold a fundraiser at City Hall
on Saturday, March 21, from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. Included in the
fundraiser will be a bake sale, car
wash, and rummage sale. All pro-
ceeds go to benefit Relay for Life
and the American Cancer Society.

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, March 21,
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the
Red Cross classroom, 323 N. Par
rott Avenue. Bring your machine
and lunch for a fun-filled day. Me-
tallic thread is known to present
a special challenge to machine
embroidery so we decided we
would take that on as a group
project this month. Bring a couple
of your designs and your metallic
threads to see what you can cre-
ate. For more information please
call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Corry
at 863-467-2231.


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.
Cynthia E. Lamb, 74
BUCKHEAD RIDGE -Cynthia E.
Lamb, of Buckhead Ridge, died
March 11, 2009, at her home. She
was 74.
She was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Fall
River, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her
brothers, Jimmy Dowd and Buddy
Dowd; and sister, Beatrice Arrants.
She is survived by her husband,
Blake C. Lamb Jr. of Buckhead
Ridge; daughter, Cheryl Lamb of
West Palm Beach; two sons, Craig
Lamb of West Palm Beach and Mark
Lamb (Julie) of Venice; two sisters,
Shirley Varanese of Fall River, Mass.
and Phyllis Panchley of Hobe Sound;
and her brother, Stephen Dowd of
Oswego, N.Y.
Memorial services will be held at a
later date.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.


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Brewer was charged as an adult,
he was being treated as a juvenile
and was held in a specific hous-
ing area for juveniles.
"At this point I have found
no suicide note, and there is no
evidence of foul play," said De
tective Ted Van Deman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of
fice (OCSO), who is the lead in-
vestigator on the case. "Brewer
was alone in his cell and the other
inmates were in their cells."
Detective Van Deman ex-
plained that when dinner was
being served Tuesday, Brewer
did not respond to get his meal.


Queen
Continued From Page 1

Donny Arnold is pageant di-
rector. Leslie Stokes is the pag-
eant coordinator, training the girls
to put on an exciting show, titled
"That Girl" which will begin at 7
p.m.
The Leslie's Dance Studio
dancers will perform throughout
the evening. Emcees for the pag-
eant are David Lee and Bridgette
Waldau. Rafael Pacheco, of Cre-
ations in Fotografia is the pag-
eant's official photographer.
While the pageant for the gen-
eral public begins at 7 p.m., the
competition begins earlier in the
day with individual interviews
with a team of well-qualified out
of town judges. The on-stage
judging will include evening
gown and swim suit compete
tons. The young ladies will also
be questioned on stage as a part
of the final determination of who
will have the honor of becoming
the 2009 Miss Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair.
The winner and finalists will
receive a number of prizes and
awards will also be presented
to "Miss Photogenic" and "Miss
Congeniality." This year will also
include a business achievement
award.
"This is more than just a beau


As the date of the high school
prom nears, parents and other
caregivers of students are begin-
ning to prepare for the season.
With all the items involved,
the costs add up quickly. Girls
typically purchase dresses, shoes,
costume jewelry, corsage and/or
boutonniere as well as other ac-
cessories.
Some girls will have their hair
done by professionals as well.
Dresses have such a range of
costs depending on where the
dress is purchased. Consignment
shops typically carry prom dresses
that could be as low as $50; larger
retail or formal bridal boutiques
carry dresses that could cost as
much as $2,000 or more.
Prom dates may also include
the costs of the dinner before
prom and rentals of special ve-
hicles such as limos.
With costs skyrocketing, some


A corrections officer then asked
another inmate to tell Brewer it
was meal time. When the inmate
went to the teen's cell he found
Brewer's body.
An arrest report by OCSO
Detective Rosemary Farless indi-
cates that Brewer was arrested for
twice threatening his 15-year-old
girlfriend with a semi-automatic
handgun. On one occasion he
threatened the victim and held
the gun to her head. The second
charge stemmed from him hold-
ing the gun to the victim's side.
Mr. White said it's not unusual
for someone of Brewer's age to
be bound over for adult court.
He went on to state that since
2001, when he became the jail
administrator, there have been no
other suicides. An inmate did re-

ty pageant," Donny Arnold says.
'We are looking for a girl who is
proud of her accomplishments
and her community."
Mary Kathleen Barber, 2008
Miss Okeechobee County Fair,
represented Okeechobee with
great style and grace, not only at
the Miss Florida Teen USA pag-
eant but also around the state and
our community. You can follow
her busy year on the Okeecho-
bee County Fair's website, www.
okeechobeecountyfair.com.
The 2009 contestants for the
Miss Okeechobee County Fair
are, in alphabetical order: Me-
gan Christine Clements; LeeAnn
Elizabeth Davis; Miranda Lindsay
DuBois; Valerie Lynn McKee; Al-
exandria Taylor Ming; Erin Mariah
Moore; Cassandra Leigh Murray;
Brittany Marie Nethers; Dianna
Marie Rodriguez; and Kathleen
Alexander Turner.
Megan Clements is 16 years
old and a junior at Okeechobee
High School (OHS). She plans to
attend Duke University in North
Carolina where she will attend
pre-med school and become a
forensic pathologist/coroner.
LeeAnn Davis is 15 years old
and a sophomore at OHS. She
plans to attend the University
of South Florida where she will
pursue a masters degree in zool-
ogy, with bachelors degrees in
psychology and animal behav-
ior with a minor in dance. After


all the extras.
In response to concerns heard
from her own daughter's high
school age friends, three years
ago Pam Chesley decided to or
ganize a "prom dress rescue"
to help girls who want to attend
their high school prom but can
not afford to buy a prom dress.
Through the donations from
the community to the Prom Dress
Rescue, Mrs. Chesley has been
able to coordinate approximately
60 dresses for girls at Okeecho-
bee High School for prom. Mrs.
Chesley is currently accepting
donations of prom dresses which
can be dropped off at the OHS
Gatehouse at the main entrance.
The fittings for dresses this year
will be April 15, 16, and 17, dur
ing school hours.
The dresses are free for the
students to use. Their goal is to
double the number of dresses
placed with students this year so


cently die in the jail, but that was
due to a medical issue.
Both Mr. White and Detective
Van Deman said if there are indi-
cations an inmate is contemplat-
ing suicide then precautions are
taken.
"Should anybody get placed on
suicide watch they are seen each
week by a psychiatric nurse," Mr.
White said.
The inmate is also placed on
suicide watch and is housed dif
ferently.
"In suicide watch, they take
away all the inmate's stuff and all
they have is a gown -- a suicide
shroud. They have no blankets or
sheets and they must stay in the
shroud as long as they are on sui-
cide watch," explained Detective
Van Deman.

college she hopes to become an
Orca researcher at a Dolphinari-
um facility.
Miranda DuBois is 17 years old
and a Senior at OHS. She plans
to attend Indian River State Col
lege (IRSC) to finish her associate
degree and then continue into
a registered nursing program,
where she can learn and pursue
her dream job of becoming an
obstetrician.
Valerie McKee is 16 years old
and a junior at OHS. After she
graduates, she has aspirations to
become a Florida FFA State Offi
cer, serving as an agricultural am-
bassador and traveling to schools
across the state. She hopes to use
the scholarships that she receives
through FFA to attend Florida
State University or University of
Florida to major in communica-
tions, which will aid her in her
ultimate goal and dream of be-
coming a Christian inspirational
author and speaker.
Alexandria Ming is a 15 year
old sophomore at OHS. She plans
to attend IRSC to attain her associ
ate degree and then transfer to a
university which will best prepare
her for a career in the Central In-
telligence Agency.
Erin Moore is a 17 year old ju
nior at OHS. She plans to attend
the University of Florida to obtain
a degree in business. She would
like to buy a sell shoes all over the
world for major businesses.


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selection.
Carol Bryant is on hand at the
Okeechobee High School during
fittings where the Prom Dress
Rescue's master seamstress Judy
Rowland alters the dresses as
needed in order to provide the
most dresses to the most girls.
These alterations allow the girls
to find that perfect dress even if it
isn't perfectly sized. The master
seamstress has all the necessary
equipment on hand with sergers,
sewing machines and a variety
of colors of thread to match any
dress.
Spread the word to all high
school age girls that this valuable
resource is available to help espe-
cially in these economic times.
To make a donation, volun-
teer to help or more information
about the program contact Pam
Chesley at 863-946-2736 or 863-
634-7158.


Mr. White said there also was
no indication that Brewer "had
any problem with drugs."
According to records, Brewer
is the second inmate at the county
jail to commit suicide in the coun
ty jail in recent years. Donald R.
Grice was found dead in his cell
on Sept. 1, 1992. Grice had been
found guilty on Aug. 28, 2002,
of two counts of premeditated
first-degree murder in what was
known as the Ivory Cue murders.
Following his conviction Grice,
then 40, was placed on suicide
watch in the special cell so that
corrections officers could watch
him. However, according to state
law, the bathroom area had to be
partitioned so that inmates had
some privacy.

Cassandra Murray is 17 years
old and a senior at OHS. After
graduation she plans on continu-
ing to college to pursue a degree
to become an anesthesiologist.
Brittany Nethers is a 19 year
old who graduated from OHS in
2008. She plans to attend school
in Virginia at the School of Equis-
sage Home Study to become cer
tified in equine and also canine
massage.
Dianna Rodriguez is a 19 year
old who graduated from OHS in
2007. She is currently a junior in
college at Palm Beach Atlantic
University where she is pursuing
her doctoral degree in pharma-
cy. She wants to use her degree
working in retail and research
pharmacy.
Kathleen Turner is 17 years old
and a junior at OHS. She plans
to attend Florida State University
where she hopes to be a member
of the FSU Marching Chiefs Band
while pursuing a dual major in
literature and psychology. She
plans to return to Okeechobee af-
ter college to work as a Christian
Psychiatrist.
These ten young ladies will vie
for the title of 2009 Miss Okeecho
bee County Fair. Come enjoy the
show that these young ladies will
put on tonight, Friday, March 13,
at 7 p.m.



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County to impose special assessment for EMS


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee New
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners covered a wide variety of
issues in a lengthy meeting on
Thursday, March 12.
Retired judge and local historic
an William Hendrywill be memo-
rialized by having the main court-
room in the historic courthouse
named after him. Commissioners
voted to name the courtroom the
William L. Hendry Courtroom
at the request of attorney Eliza-
beth Maxwell representing the
Okeechobee County Bar Associa-
tion.
Mrs. Maxwell noted that the
courtroom was used by Judge
Hendry throughout his career.
He had a private law practice in
Okeechobee County for 27 years.
He was attorney for the commis-
sioners for 21 years and served as
attorney for the City of Okeecho-
bee for 10 years. He also served
as county judge, circuit judge and
chief circuit judge as well as serv-
ing in many civic and community
organizations.
Mrs. Maxwell called the judge's
achievements "extraordinary and
exemplary."
The board spent some time dis-
cussing policies and procedures
and clarifying rates at Okee Tantie
Campground. There is no charge
for a camper to bring in a boat
and trailer. Beginning March 12,
a camper who has a second boat
and trailer will only be charged for
one additional unit. In the past the
second boat and trailer were each
charged separately. Donnie Oden
discussed in detail maintenance
and renovation problems in the
park.
Long term camper Don Ab-
bot requested that the fish clean-
ing station and the pavilion be
repaired. Commissioners took no
action on those requests. How-
ever, rates, reservations polices
and other procedures at the park


may be revised before the next
season.
In a related matter, county
administrator Lyndon Bonner re
ferred to the two storm damaged
boats at the park that were aban-
doned by their owners and offered
for auction by the county. One of
the boats was sold. There were
no bidders for the other boat. Staff
will be looking at the most feasi-
ble way of getting rid of the other
boat. The purchaser of the first
boat has volunteered to dispose
of it at no cost to the county
Mark Smith reported that
since the last commission meet-
ing, Okeechobee Main Street had
raised $24,750 in private donations
toward their economic develop-
ment program. That is 62 percent
of the goal for private member
ships the first year. He also said
they had been donated the use of
office space. Mr. Smith said they
will also present their economic
development program to the city
council. Commissioners have not
yet made a financial contribution
to the program which is designed
to help existing businesses and at
tract new businesses to the area.
In addition to fire assessments,
next year it appears that county
residents will have to pay a sepa-
rate assessment for emergency
medical services. Commissioners
awarded a contract of $40,020
to Willdan Financial Services to
implement a municipal service
benefit unit (MSBU) for emergen-
cy medical services/ambulance
special assessment program. In
addition they approved a $19,500
contract to Nabors, Giblin and
Nickerson to provide legal ser
vices related to the development
and implementation of the MSBU.
These contracts will be paid for
from the landfill trust fund and
are to be repaid with assessment
funds.
Heather Encinosa of Nabors,
Giblin and Nickerson noted that
the assessment system was more


equitable. Everyone pays the
same rate with an assessment.
With ad valorem taxes, property
owners that have higher valued
property would pay a higher share
of the cost.
"We are going in the hole on
EMS by leaps and bounds," stated
commissioner Noel Chandler.
In her financial update deputy
county administrator Robbie
Chartier noted that incomes from
sales tax, building permits and im-
pact fees are less than anticipated.
At the next meeting commission-
ers will be presented with specific
recommendations for cutting the
budget. Staff has been directed
to put together a letter to consti-
tutional officers asking them to
reduce their budgets also.
In other action, the board:
changed the name of that
section of N.E. 128th Ave. be-
tween S.R. 70 and N.W 120th
Ave. to honor the late George
Goodbread;
agreed to sponsor the state
high school rodeo finals June
18-24 at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic center;
discussed but took no action
on adopting a new position of


road maintenance technician for
the road department;
conducted an executive ses-
sion to discuss pending litigation
with American Drilling Services;
proclaimed March 12 to
be Make a Wish Foundation of
Southern Florida Day in Okeecho
bee County;
proclaimed March 29 to be
Children's Day in Okeechobee
County;
proclaimed April 5 to be
Parents and Children's Day in
Okeechobee County;
proclaimed March to be
American Red Cross Month in
Okeechobee County;
approved a change order
granting a two week time exten
sion on the jail emergency genera-
tor contract to begin when Florida
Power & Light completes the in-
stallation of the new transformer;
and
took no action on property,
liability and worker's compensa-
tion insurance coverage and con-
tinued with current coverage.
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The Florida Fish and Wild
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"It's more of a reorganiza-
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redesign," said the FWC's Scott
Ball, who led the editorial side of
the project. "We've reorganized
the content according to subject
matter and added a few other
features to make the site easier
to navigate."
The new home page menu
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Suncoast upsets Lady Brahmans softball team


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
For the past several years
Okeechobee High School and
Jensen Beach High School have
dominated their district in girls
softball. Now it appears that Sun-
coast wants to join the party.
"Were readyto join, were ready
to be in the mix," Lady Chargers
Coach Kari Williams said after
her team shut out Okeechobee,
4-0, at the Lady Brahmans field
on Tuesday night.
Lindsey Harris pitched a five
hitter for the shutout and Sun-
coast got off to a good start with
two quick runs to stun the Lady
Brahmans, (5-5). Suncoast has
beaten three teams ranked in the
Top 10 of the Palm Beach Post
Softball rankings. They are now
8-3 on the season. Both teams are
2-1 in district play.
Veronica Aired was 3 for 3 with
a double and two runs scored for
Suncoast. Hannah Cohn was 2 for
4 with a double and three runs
batted in.
Brahmans Coach Kim Har-
graves said her team is currently
struggling at the plate. She noted
her girls hit Harris hard in the fall
and she's not sure why they didn't
Tuesday night, "We are playing
guessing games at the plate and
were not comfortable. The girls
are beating themselves up a little
bit for whatever reason right now.
The only thing we can do is teach
them fundamental softball."
Okeechobee had their chanc-
es to score but just couldn't get
the big hit. In the fourth Emily Mc
Cullough led off with a hard hit
single and LeAnna Cotton reached
on an infield single. However,


Harris struck out Emily Bosworth
and Courtney Wilson and Cotton
was gunned down trying to steal
second base.
Cohn's single drove home
Monica Alvarez with an insurance
run in the fifth. Ashtyn Brown
made a nice play for Okeechobee
when she grabbed a line drive
and turned it into a double play.
Aired made an exceptional de-
fensive play in the fifth behind the
plate. Victoria Blevins hit a foul
pop that wasn't very far off the
ground. Aired dove for the ball
near the fence and made a great
catch to keep her team fired up.
"For three years we've been
trying to beat this team. It's a
good win for us. We pitched well
and we hit the ball well. It was a
great team effort, an all around
effort by everybody," Coach Wil-
liams noted.
Okeechobee got runners on in
the fifth and sixth innings as Jew-
el Buck walked in the fifth and
Taylor Douglas ripped a double
in the sixth. LeAnna Cotton tried
to get a Douglas home but Har-
ris turned a nice double play that
nailed Douglas at the plate.


Coach Hargraves said her girls
just need to stay positive and that
there is a lot of the season left to
improve and get back to the post
season, "There is a full moon to
night and weird things happen.
I'll tell the girls to stay optimistic
and learn from this. In the district


tournament we'll get another The Okeechobee girls next annual Junior Varsity tournament
chance. I've seen some major up home game will be March 24 will be held on Friday and Satur-
day at Okeechobee High School.


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Furniture, Clothes, Tools,
Toys, Electronics, H/H Items
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Sat & Sun, Mar 13,14 & 15.
8 am- 2 pm. Furniture, knick
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SAT Only Mar 14, Starts at 8
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Sat. 3/14, 7a-12p.
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Business
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Tax Preparation 315




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$3.50 per foot.
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DELL Desktop Computer and
monitor with keypad $150
(772)205-0121



CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
(863)253-2617
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
(863)253-2617



POWDER COATED STEEL
WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
$40 (863)801-1272



IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
(863)763-3932
Large Musical Carousel with
table $200 (772)205-0121
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1 5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank New $1250
Asking $650. (863)763-3932



THREE Color 27" TV's $40
each FIRM (863)610-0685



METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754



FLORIDA ART A.E. Backus,
H. Newton, A. Hair, G. Buck-
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(772)562-5567
WANTED: 3 Wheeled bicycle
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Agriculture

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



Miniature zebu cows, 3 bulls
and 2 heifers Good for small
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



WANTED COMPANION/CARE-
TAKER for ambulatory elder-
ly lady. Need one for ive-in
arrangement in comfortable
home in gated adult commu-
nity in SW Okeechobee
Room and board, plus sala-
ry, Also need part-time com-
panions to relieve the live in
care taker a few days a
week Start in April Only ma-
ture female applicants con-
sidered. Must provide
references and pass back-
ground check Call
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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
Drapes, Lines & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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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




TWO WHIRLPOOL Refngera-
tors (interchangeable parts)
$250 for both
(863)484-0210


HONDA SHADOW 750 2004,
With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765
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Resort Property -
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Roommate 950
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Storage Space -
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2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
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new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo. (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SUITES 3 Available Start-
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Call 863-261-5789



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occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utls incl.
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TREASURE ISLAND -
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move in, $750/month.
Call 863-824-0981


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



TEN ACRE RANCH 3/2 MH, 7
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fenced, $162,000 MUST
SELL, Bank owned, call
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BY OWNER: 3/1.5 CBS
Desirable S.W. area
2204 SW 3rd Ave
($124,500) (863)357-8305
INDIAN HAMMOCK New 3/2
two story on 2.89 acres,
$275000 Also have a 285
acres lot $59,900 Okeecho-
bee 36th st N. 2/1/1 CBS
$65,000 Canal Point ndge
facing lake 3/1 on half acre
$70,000 And 3/2 $85,000
Realtor/Owner
(561)635-8478



5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$79,900 00 (561)801-3002



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w/FI Room, Inc 3 HD TV's
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fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138500 OBO
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Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
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Construction
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CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
19tlh JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-669
JAMES F BARNHILL,
Plainff
vs
TIMOTHY 0 MEROLA and
ROLANDO REYES,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO TIMOTHY D MEROLA AND ROLAN-
DO REYES, AND ALL OTHER WHOM
IT MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED hat an action to
foreclose a mortgage to the following
real properly located in Okeechobee
County, londa
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
A PORTION OF SECTION 7, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RNAGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING ALL OF LOT 10 AND A
PORTION OF LOT 11 OF FIRST ADDI-
TION TO PLAYLAND PARK ACRES,
AN UNRECORDED PUT PREPRE-
PARED BY LEON H. WILLIS, COUNTY
SURVEYORS, DATED JULY 15, 1968
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, f any, to t on Shely A
McKay, Esq, the Plaintiffs attorney
whose address is 207 SW 2nd Ave-
nue Okeechobee, FL 34974, whin 30
days of first publication, and file the
onginal with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on the Plaintif s at-
torney or immediately thereafter
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the comipaint r petition
DATED this 4th day of March, 2009
SHARON R ROBERTSON
As Clerh of the Court
By ArleneNeahls
Deputy Clerk
312707 ON 3/6,13/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDl03
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DONALD C MOONEY the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon The cer-
ticate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the
names) in which i was assessed are as follows
Certicate No 3444 Year of Issuance May 30 2002
escnplion of Property COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 17, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID S ACTION 17 A DISTANCE OF
18O. 0 FEET TO A POINT iYING ON THE EASTERLY R HT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E.
64TH AVENUE; THENCE N RH 00 DEGREES 05 MI UTES 07 SECO DS EAST
ALONG SAID EASTERLY R HT-O -WAY LINE A DISTA CE OF 2,8483 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 9 DE REES 24 MINUTES .8 SECONDS EA T A I -
TANCE OF 8100o FEET 0 T- POINT OF BEGIMING, THENCE NTI I
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 INUTL 08 SECONDS EA 7 A INSTANCE 1
FEET TO A POINT; THEN E SO TH 0 DEGREES MI UTES 07 C IS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 0 OF TTO A POINT, T- NCE ORTH 89 EG IS
24 MINUTES 08 SECOND WE A DISTANCE OF 12 3 FEET TO P rT,
THENCE NORTH 00 OEG :ES MINUTES 07 SE NO EAST A ST.r E
100 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF GINNING AND COM .ENCNGAT TE /4 E -
TION CORNER ON THE W ST B..NDARY LINE OF S CTIO 17, TOWN H 7
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, KEEC OBEE COUNTY, F'PO. DA, UN THEN S iF H
89 DEGREES 24 MINUTE 0I CONDS EAST ALTNS TH 1/4 SECTI N E
FOR A DISTANCE OF 10 0 FEET, THENCE RUN OHm DEGREES 04 A -
UTES 22 SECOND S EAST PARALLELL WITH THE W S BOU DARY LINE OF T E
NORTH 1/2 0 UD SEC ION 17 FOR A DISTANT E OF 1 2 o0 FEET, TEN
RUN SOUTH 89 GREENS 4 MINUTES OB SECOND SEAT ARALLL WTHT E
SOUTH BOUNOA.. LINE F THE NORTH 1/2 OF AID SECTION 17 O A D -
TANCE OF 8000 FEET OR THE POINT OF B INNING, THENCE C NTIN E
SOUTH 89 DEGR ES 24 MINUTES I0 SECOND EAST FOR A DIST. ICE F
112.30 FEET; TH CE RUN SOUTH o00 EGRE 3 04 MINUTES 22 CON S
WESTFORADIS NCE OF 10000 FEET, THEN RUN NORTH 89 DE EES 4
MINUTES 08 SEC NOS WEST FOR A DISTANCE F 112 30 FEET, THE E R N
NORTH 00 DEGR ES 04 MINUTES 22 SECOND EAST FOR A DIST. CE IF
100 00 FEET TO TIE POINT OF BEGINNING LYIN IN AND COMPRISIN A PA IT
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 6 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOW AS LOT 141-D, FOUR SEASONS
ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION 1.17-37-3-0A00-0o0003-140
Said property ban in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name in which assessed
MICHAEL GRANT
Unless said cericate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in such cer
tiicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center
Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee Flonda at 10:0 A.M, on
the 16th day or April, 2o09.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorida
Is/Robin R Panrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In accor-
dance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom
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LucIe i i I king days of your receipt of
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDO1I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SAMMY HANCOCK the holder of the following cer-
tlicate has fled said certifcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certfi-
cale number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names)
in which t was assessed are as follows


Girls tennis team defeats Sharks


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's Girls
Tennis Team continued their strong
start with a 5-2 home victory over Se-
bastian River on Tuesday.
Senior Kari Berger defeated Kasey
Cambelle 6-3, 6-3 to set the tone for
Okeechobee. She served well, limited
her unforced errors, and won some
long rallies with Cambelle on a hot
afternoon.
"I worked hard in the off season to
improve. It's all timing for me. If you
don't play for a long time your timing
goes away. I just had to work harder at
it," she noted.
Both sets were competitive as Berg-
er led from the start. She held most
of her serves and was able to break
Cambelle once in each set to get the
victory She also unveiled a drop shot
to win a nice point early in the second
set. "It was a good match. She made


some good shots that made me run. I
think were off to a really good start this
year. I'm really pleased. Hopefully we
will do well in districts."
Berger has lost just one match this
year, (4-1).
Shaina Ragamat also is off to a
good start this year. She defeated Alli-
son Brombach, 6-1, and 6-3 in a strong
performance Tuesday. Ragamat said
it was a fun match and that she tried
to reach as many balls as she could, "I
focused on keeping more balls in play
today. It was hot but I tried to not to
let the heat get to me. I've improved
a lot."
Ragamat moved up three slots in
the depth chart this year from number
five in 2008, to number two this year.
She actually is enjoying a better record
this year than she did last year.
"It was a big transition for me but
it fells good to be number two and


winning. We are doing really well as a
team. I thought with so many seniors
leaving we'd have trouble this year, but
we're doing really well," she added.
Ragamat said her goal is to be a dis-
trict champion this year. She improved
her match record to (5-1) Tuesday.
In other matches Alisha Wilcox of
Okeechobee defeated Gage Ziehmn,
6-4, 6-2. The doubles teams of Berger
and Katie Walker defeated Brombach
and Katelyn Ward 8-6, while the team
of Shaina Ragamat and Wilcox defeat-
ed Kiara Touros and Sarah Hoffman,
8-0.
Sebastian River's Natalie Wolff
defeated Katie Walker 6-2, 6-3, and
Sebastian's Katelyn Ward defeated
Katherine Ragamat, 6-4, 6-2 in other
single's matches.
Okeechobee hosted Clewiston
on Thursday. The girls also travel to
Sebring on Monday


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy '
Shaina Ragamat is off to a great Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
start this year. Kari Berger had more weapons in her arsenal than her Sebastian
SRiver opponent and has slid nicely into the top seed this year.


COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR BIDS ON DRAINAGE DITCH AND
CULBERT INSTALLATION WORK
SEALED BIDS, IN DUPLICATE, THAT MUST BE PLAINLY MARKED ON THEIR EXTE-
RIOR AS A "BID ON DRAINAGE DITCH AND CULBERT INSTALLATION WORK" WILL
BE RECEIVED BY COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT AT THE OFFICE OF THE
DISTRICT'S ACCOUNTANT WICKS, BROWN, WILLIAMS & CO, 504 NW FIFTH
AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 PHONE 863-763-2354) UNTIL 5,00
PM, LOCAL TIME, EST APRIL 14, 2009, THEN OPENED HOWEVER, THE BIDS
MAY NOT BE ANNOUNCED AT THE OPENING NOR WILL COPIES OF THE BIDS
THEN BE PROVIDED TO ATTENDING BIDDERS
THE OWNER FOR THE WORK IS THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT AND
ALL CONTRACT AND TECHNICAL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MELVIN
BYARS, C/O THE DISTRICT'S ACCOUNTANT WICKS, BROWN, WILLIAMS & CO AT
THE ADDRESS SHOWN ABOVE OR BY CALLING (863)634-4293
A PERSON OR AFFILIATE WHO HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE CONVICTED VENDOR
LIST FOLLOWING A CONVICTION FOR A PUBLIC ENTITY CRIME MAY NOT SUBMIT
A BID ON A CONTRACT WITH A PUBLIC ENTITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OR RE-
PAIR OF A PUBLIC BUILDING OR PUBLIC WORK, MAY NOT BE AWARDED OR PER
FORM WORK AS A CONTRACTOR, SUPPLIER, SUBCONTRACTOR, OR
CONSULTANT UNDER A CONTRACT WITH ANY PUBLIC ENTITY AND MAY NOT
TRANSACT BUSINESS WITH ANY PUBLIC ENTITY IN EXCESS OF THE THRESHOLD
AMOUNT PROVIDED IN SECTION 287017, FLORDA STATUTES, FOR CATEGORY
TWO FOR A PERIOD OF 36 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF BEING PLACED ON THE
CONVICTED VENDOR LIST PROOF OF LIABILITY AND WORKMAN COMPENSATION
INSURANCE MUST BE PROVIDED
NO BIDS MAY BE WITHDRAWN FOR A PERIOD OF 60 DAYS AFTER THE SCHED
ULED CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF BIDS
BIDDERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE THAT OWNER MAY NEGOTIATE SOME OR ALL OF
THE ASPECTS OF A BID WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE BIDDERS IN ORDER TO OB-
TAIN THE LOWEST NEGOTIATED PRICE AND MAY AWARD A CONTRACT TO ONE
OR MORE BIDDERS
THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS, TO WAIVE IN-
FORMALITIES, AND TO RE ADVERTISE
THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE BID CONFERENCE HELD AT THE DISTRICT
SITE LOCATED AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, ON
TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2009 AT 9 0 A M
THE BID WILL BE FOR A ONE YEAR PERIOD, BUT THE OWNER RESERVES THE OP
TION TO RENEW THE BIDS FOR ADDITIONAL YEARS AT THE BOARD'S DISCRE-
TION THE BOARD'S ENGINEER WILL BE PRESENT AT THE PRE BID CONFERENCE
TO EXPLAIN ALL DETAILS AND SPECIFATIONS ON THE PROJECT
WILLARD M BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE FL 34972
863)6344293
1329 ON 3/13,20/09

NOTICE OF HEARING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
The Okeechobee County Specia i )id a public meeting on Tuesday,
March 17, 2009 at 2 00 pm will be held at the Okeechobee
County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N W 9th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida For more information, contact Faye Hufman at the Planning and Devel-
opment department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Floda 34972,
(1863) 763-5548 ext 3001
All Iterested parhes shall have the opportunity to be heard at this pubic meeting
S , ode Enforcement Special Mag-
S II 1 zi meeting will need to ensure that
a vehrbam record of the proceedings is made and that te record includes te est
money and evidence upon which the appeal will be based Code enforcement tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department
Faye Huffman, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
313404 on 3/13,15/09

CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will meet
in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m at City Hall, 55 SE
3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Flonda The public is invited and encouraged to
1' ', i -website at www tokee-
S '6.3-3372Tx212
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record f the proceedings is made,

Office
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilties Ac (ADA) and Florida Statute


By James E Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamiofea, CMC, City Clerk
312586 ON 3/13/09



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OF INTENT TO SELL
1992 Norris Craft Boat
No motor or trailer Vessel
abandoned in 2003 and is
for sale for what is owed on
the bill The sale will be on
the 11th day of May, 2009
at Lakeshore Marine, Inc
313457 ON 3/13/09


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Cer tficateNo 2649


Year of Issuance May-30-2002


Description of Proper WHISPERING PINES HEIGHTS LOT12
1-04-37-35-20020-00o0-0120
Said property bLng in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed
PAULA OCHOA
Unless said certificate shall e redeemed according to law, the property in such cer-
tficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center
Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee Florida at 10:00 A.M, on
the 16th day of April, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Florida
is/ Robin R Parrish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In accor-
dance with the Americans Wih Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
S, on no
SortSt
1 1 1 ,, j elpt of
this notice IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPARIED CALL 1800955 8771, IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1 800 955 8770
311630 ON 3/13,20,27,4/309

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T0002
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ABDUL M CUMBER REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST 50
PERCENT AND the holder of the following certificate has filed said cerficate(s) for a
tax deed to be issued hereon he certicate number and year of issuance, the de-
scnpton of the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certicate No 3487 Year of Issuance May-30-2002
Description ot Property TALL PINES ESTATES LOT 22
1.18-37.36-0010-00000-0220
Said property Fbng in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names in which assessed
ALICE GOINS
MICHAEL GOINS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in such cer-
ificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda at 10.00 AM on
the 16th day of April, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
Is/ Robin R Pamrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In accor-
dance with the Americans Wih Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no
later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St
Lucie, Florida 34986, 1 772 807 4370 with two working days of your receipt of
this notice IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPARIED CALL 1 800955 8771, IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1 80 955 8770
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TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Revew Committee of the City of
Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Thursday March 19, 2009, at
10:00 a.m., Ciy Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida The public
is invied and encouraged to attend A copy of the agenda will be available on
our wevbue ww citfokeechobee comr oa contact the General Services Depart-
ment (863) 763-3372x218
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED hat if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Technical Revew Committee with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, such interested person wil need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the ro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based Media are used or the sole purpose of back-up for the
General Services Office
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabillies Act (ADA) and Florida Statute

i , I. .
By Brian Whtehall, City Administrator
Betty Clement, General Services Coordinator
312593 ON 3/13/09


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Shaina Ragamat has been a
strong number two seed for
Okeechobee this year.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Weightlifter qualifies
The Okeechobee High School girls weightlifter from Okeecho-
bee Freshman Campus Angelina Cardenas (left) was honored
for her efforts qualifying for state competition from Mrs. Revels
(center) and Mrs. Wiersma (right).


Boys tennis remains unbeaten


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's Boys
Tennis Team improved to (6-0) with
victories over John Carroll and Sebas-
tian River in boys tennis in the past
week.
Coach Bryan VanCamp is off to a
flying start as the new coach for OHS.
He noted the John Carroll match on
March 4, was a real test for all of his
kids. Okeechobee won the match
4-3.
"Every match was very competi
tive. I'm thrilled that we didn't back
down from the challenge. They boys
have great character, and their team
spirit was evident in the way they
cheered for each other in doubles."
Corey White defeated Mateo Aban-
dano 8-5 in the number one seed
match. Zach Fowler also remained
unbeaten with an 8-2 victory over D.J


INTHE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case N., 2009-CP-2t
Divslion Probale
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
RICHARD A BEGIN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Admimistration has
been entered in the estate of RICHARD
A BEGIN, deceased, Case Number
2009-CP-28, by the Circit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florda 34972, that the decedent's date
of death was January 2, 2009, that the
total value of the estate is 7,80000,
and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are

Chervl Uhler
1110 Nort Meridian Street
Lebanon, IN 46052-1810
Karen Shannon

Jeffrey Bein
2927 Ceter treet
Okeechobee, FL 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT All creditors of the estate
of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the estate
of the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Admin-
istraton must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of fist publication of this Notie
is March 13, 2009
Person Giving Noice Alice Kay Begin
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
JEFFREY A FAOLEY, PA
Fa BarNo 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 343974
lTeephone (863)763-5733
Facsimile 18 63-6199
313306 ON 03/13,20/09


Osgood. Alex Nielson also won his
match 8-5 over Dominic Chotes. John
Carroll made it interesting by win-
ning the fourth and fifth seed singles
matches. Nick DeCrescenzo defeated
Max Norman 8-1 and Santiago Abon-
doro defeated Austin Willard 8 3.
Okeechobee clinched the match in
doubles as White and Fowler teamed
up to defeat Abandano and Chotes
8-1. John Carroll won the other dou-
bles match behind Osgood and De-
Crescenzo, 8-5, over Okeechobee's
Nielson and Norman.
March 10, the boys opened their
district schedule with an impres-
sive victory over Sebastian River, 6-1.
White and Fowler remained unbeat-
en in singles, and Okeechobee won
all five singles matches.
"It was nice to finally get a district
game under our belt," Coach Van-
Camp said, "We're heading into the
toughest and most important part of


the season with several district match-
es in the coming weeks. Max Norman
played very well on Tuesday. I expect
him to play a big role in any success
we have in district play."
White defeated William Kreigh 6-0,
6-2 and Fowler swept Alex Fajardo
6-0, 6-0. Alex Nielson won in straight
sets over Camron Ray 6-4, 6-2, and
Max Norman defeated Jeffrey Price,
6-3, 6-3. Kyle Lunt and Justin Hoover
played additional singles matches and
swept their opponents, 6-0, 6-0.
Okeechobee's only loss came as
Jonathan Hudoff and Chris Wegman,
a replacement doubles squad, lost
to Kreigh and Fajardo, 8-4. The team
of Nielson and Norman won their
match, 8-2, over Price and Wolff.
The boys tennis team hosted
Clewiston on Thursday. The boy's
travel to Sebring on Monday and Port
St. Lucie on Tuesday.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Soccer players honored
The Okeechobee High School Boys Varsity Soccer team (left to right) Pablo
Caballero, Raunel Denova, Reynel Denova, Jose Santibanez, Ivan Torres, Mi-
sael Alvarado, Matt Bauer and (not pictured) Raziel Castillo and Alan Najera were
honored for being the district runner-ups for this season.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Wrestling team honored
The Okeechobee High School Varsity Wrestling Team was honored along with
Coach Jauner (far right) at the Okeechobee School Board meeting for their var-
ious accomplishments as follows: (left to right) Donald Bush, District champion
for four consecutive years, first in regionals, advanced to state competition all
four years; Craig Cleckly, advanced to regionals; Tony Bowers, advanced to re-
gionals; Mitchell Dean, advanced to regionals; Josh Gruber, district champion,
fourth in regionals, advanced to state competition; and Tyler Hayes, district
champion for four consecutive years, third in regionals, advanced to state com-
petition all four years.




12 Okeechobee News, Friday, March 13, 2009


Boys lose heart breaker to Forest Hill


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Forest Hill's Dixon Llorens
and Okeechobee's Dustin
Stokes traded zeros on the
scoreboard Tuesday as the two
pitchers battled in an impres-
sive baseball duel that Forest
Hill won in extra innings, 2-1.
Not even a dramatic two
out seventh inning homerun by
Jonathan Crawford, which sent
the game into extra innings,
could pull out a victory for
Okeechobee, (4-6). Forest Hill
won for only the second time
in eight decisions, (2-6).
Stokes, who officially signed
with indian River State College
after the game, and Llorens
were dominant all night. The
only run against either in the
first six innings came as the
result of a throwing error
by Brahmans catcher Adam
Tewksbury. Okeechobee was
victimized by four errors on the
night.
Brahmans Coach Dylan Ted-
ders said he isn't surprised that
every district game has been
close so far, "This is the way I
expect this district to be. I ex-
pect the games to be close with
one swing of the bat the dif-
ference between winning and
losing."
Okeechobee had their
chances but couldn't come
through. In the eighth they had
runners on second and third
with nobody out. Brandon Far
less reached on an error and
pinch runner Kerwin Givens
raced to third on a bunt double
byJake Davenport. Llorens bore
down and struck out pinch hit-
ter Brant Harden, Drew Selvey
and Brice Buckner, to get out of
the jam.
"We had our chances. We
need the big hit and we didn't
get it. No one is going to let
down and give something up,
you have to earn it," Tedders
noted.
Eddy DeJesus RBI double
broke the 1-1 tie in the ninth
against Brahman reliever Brice
Buckner. It was Buckner's first
appearance of the year on the
mound following a bout with
elbow tendonitis.
"One game doesn't make or
break us. We got great pitching
tonight from Stokes. He ap
pears to be back to form. It was
definitely a disappointment


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Dustin Stokes signs a letter of intent to play for Indian River State College as IRSC Coach
O'Brien, High school principal Toni Wiersma and his parents look on.


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