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Thursday, January 10, 2008


Man charged
with assault
An Okeechobee man
has been booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail on a
felony charge of aggravated as-
sault after he reportedly fought
with a deputy an threatened an-
other man with a knife.
Justo Esquivel, 53, N.W 181t
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 7 and also charged with
the misdemeanor of resisting
an officer without violence. He
was booked into the county
jail under a bond of $7,500.
Page 3

Little league
schedules sign ups
Okeechobee Little League
baseball and softball is back for a
second season in Okeechobee.
The local league will hold
signups this weekend, Sat-
urday and Sunday January
12-13 at Beef O'Brady's res-
taurant on South Parrott Av-
enue from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Page 10


OHS Scholarship
Drive underway
College costs continue to
increase each year and the
students of Okeechobee are
always in need of financial as-
sistance. The Okeechobee High'
School Scholarship Program is
currently recruiting to increase
the amount of scholarship funds
available to these students. If
you or your business would like
to offer a scholarship in your
name, or if you have any ques-
tions regarding scholarship con-
tributions, please contact Bill
R. Black at (873) 462-5025 ext.
3113. The scholarship commit-
ment deadline is Jan. 11, 2008
so new scholarships can be in-
cluded in the scholarship book-
lets. If this is not convenient for
you please call and we will work
out the details.

Drought Index

Current: 561
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.13 feet
Last Year: 12.09 feet

Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

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Obituaries.................... 6
Opinion.................................. 4
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TV ......................................... 9
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County withdraws job offer

Frey won't be new
road deparment head
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
What a difference a day
On Tuesday, Jan. 8
Okeechobee County had a new
department head for the road de-
partment. The next day the offer
of employment was withdrawn.
One of the first items of busi-
ness of the Okeechobee County

Board of County Commission-
ers at their meeting on Tuesday
was to confirm interim county
administrator Robbie Chartier's
nomination of Michael Frey as
head of the road department.
On Wednesday afternoon,
Jan. 9, Mrs. Chartier released the
text of a letter she had e-mailed
that morning to Mr. Frey with-
drawing the job offer.
"I regret to inform you that I
must withdraw my offer of em-
ployment dated Dec., 27, 2007
with a-start date for Jan. 9, 2008.
"As we discussed, I received

a copy of the City of Lake Worth
internal audit yesterday, but was
only able to review it fully fol-
lowing the commission meet-
ing. Given the findings and rec-
ornmendation contained in the
audit, I feel that those issues re-
lating to you must be favorably
resolved with the City of Lake
Worth, prior to further consider-
ation for employment."
The audit she referred to was
an internal audit of landfill ex-
penses by the City of Lake Worth
it is dated Dec. 21, 2007. How-
ever, it is not known when it was

College growing: More courses offered locally

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The local Dixon Hendry Indian River Community College campus, soon to be called
Indian River College, has a multitude of new components this year. They will be open-
ing their new 15,000-square foot Williamson Conference and Educational Center in the

New building nears completion

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Residents of Okeechobee
County will soon see more
changes at the local Dixon Hen-
dry Campus with the comple-
tion of the 15,000 square foot
Williamson Conference and
Educational Center which will
serve as the site for the IRCC
Practical Nursing program in
It will also house a biology
lab which will enable students
to take their biology laboratory
courses on the Okeechobee
campus for the first time, in-
stead of at the Okeechobee
High School campus. The cen-
ter will also feature a state-of-
the-art teaching/catering kitch-
en for training in the culinary
The Williamson Conference
and Educational Center will
also be used by business and
community organizations for
meetings and conferences.
The Williamson Confer-
ence and Educational Cen-
ter is named after longtime
Okeechobee residents Frank
"Sonny" and Betty C. William-
son who donated the lead gift

The construction crews are working daily to have the new
Williamson Conference and Educational Center complet-
ed to be opened in the fall. They are currently working on
the roof and interior of the building.

to the IRCC Foundation fund-
raising campaign for the center
which will open in the fall of
Mr. Williamson has also
served on the IRCC Foundation
board of directors for many
The center is currently un-
der construction and they are
already working on the interior
of the building and finishing up

the roofing on the exterior.
Versatility is a word that can
describe the center very well.
Each room, while having a spe-
cific purpose also has the abil-
ity to be used in alternate ways
when needed.
The facility's main multi-pur-
pose room can accommodate
a maximum of 175 people with

See Building Page 2

made public. It is conceivable
that its release could have been
delayed by the Christmas holi-
days. It was not disclosed during
reference checks.
The audit states, "the then
public works director (Mr. Frey)
continued approving landfill ex-
penditures for payment months
after being repeatedly made
aware that there was no autho-
rized funding source for those
The audit also implicated the
then finance director.
Among other things, the audit

recommended that the city pur-
sue civil and criminal remedies.
Beyond the text of the letter,
Mrs. Chartier would only say that
the commissioners were aware
of her action and approved. The
commissioners are out of town
at a government leader confer-
ence and could not be reached
for comment.
"Everybody is in agreement
it is the right thing to do," she
She did say acting road de-
See Job Page 2

Water limits

will become

more stringent

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A meeting will be held in
Okeechobee by water man-
agers to prepare differenten -
tities to start enforcing new
water restrictions that go into
effect Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Thursday's meeting will be
hosted by the South Florida
Water Management District
'(SFWMD) and will be for
members of law enforcement,
city and county code enforce-
ment officers, and city, county

and state attorneys. The meet-
ing is not open to the public.
According to Victoria Now-
lan, of SFWMD's service cen-
ter in Okeechobee, the new
restrictions will now include
private wells.
"We are going to push for
enforcement, and we want to
get enforcement up to speed,"
she said. "We will encourage
a warning first, then a cita-
Effective Jan.. 15, homr --
See Water Page 2

City code board

imposes fines

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeehcobee
Code Enforcement Board
took action on three cases
at their meeting on Tuesday
night, Jan. 8.
Super Stop Petroleum, 510
NE. Park St. had been cited by
code enforcement officer Fred
Sterling because of the dan-
gerous potholes in their park-
ing lot. Mr. Sterling noted that
there had been problems in

the past with potholes in that
parking lot that had been re-
solved. The previous potholes
have been repaired. However,
he said new potholes have re-
cently appeared in the parking
lot after heavy rains.
No one was there to repre-
sent the company.
"If you hit it with any speed,
it will damage your vehicle,"
he said of the potholes. The
code enforcement officer stat-
See Fines Page 2

OHS Senior Rachel Byassee

Rotary student of the month

By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The Rotary Club of
Okeechobee named
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) senior, Rachel Byas-
see their Student of the
Month at their meeting of
Tuesday, Jan. 8. Rotary Club
is an international organiza-
tion whose motto is "Service
above self." The Rotary Club
of Okeechobee initiated "Stu-
dent of the Month" to recog-
nize outstanding Okeechobee
County high school seniors
like Rachel Byassee.
Rachel is heading for col-

lege this fall with an advanced
degree in civil or environmen-
tal engineering in mind. This
award gives her a chance for
the Rotary scholarship later
this year.
She has performed 790
hours of community service. At
Mi-Cin Ranch, she cleaned sta-
bles, cared for the horses, and
helped with Mi-Cin's special
events. With 4-H, she assisted
elderly citizens with daily tasks
they would otherwise have
been unable to do. At church
events, 4-H and school she has
taken on leadership roles. She
also held a part-time job with
a local engineering firm. She

is active in 4-H; she served as
past vice president of the 4-H
Bits and Spurs Club and rode
with the club's mounted drill
team. She is on the Senior Ad-
visories Committee. She won a
national leadership award, and
is listed in Who's Who Among
High School Students." All this
and she still makes the honor
Students who are, felt to
best exemplify the motto of
Rotary International, "Service
above Self" may be chosen for
this award.
MaryAnn Morris may be con-
tacted at mmorris@newszap.

MaryAnn Morris/Okeechobee News
Rachel Byassee, named Student of the Month by the Rotary
Club of Okeechobee, received her award from Rotary Presi-
dent Terry Burroughs at the Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday,
Jan. 8. Rachel has performed 790 hours of community service
has won leadership awards and more.

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Pump stations on Lake "0" to be refurbished

$7 million effort to
improve water supply
and flood control

erning Board of the South Florida
Water Management District (SF-
WMD) Wednesday approved two
contracts totaling more than $7
'million for refurbishing and up-
grading four major pump stations
along the northwestern border of
Lake Okeechobee.
The projects will enhance
,the operational readiness of the
pump stations known as S-127,
S-129, S-131 and S-133 -- ensuring
the integrity of the District's flood
control and water supply sys-
tems, particularly in Glades and
Okeechobee counties.
'"As custodians of one of the
largest water management sys-

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partment head Vernon Gray will
remain in that position and move
forward with the road department
reorganization that had been ap-
proved by the commissioners.
When contacted for comment,
Mr. Frey said he had been work-

Continued From Page 1
theatre style seating and extend
into the veranda and neighboring
rooms for larger presentations or
events. Everyone in each room
would be able to view and listen
to the presentation on state-of-
the-art equipment.
Adjacent to the auditorium
will be a professional culinary ca-
tering kitchen that will serve as a
commercial teaching lab for stu-
dents. It will also be available for
events where there is a need for
catering. The theatre seating in

Continued From Page 1
eowners with odd-number ad-
dresses and less than 5 acres of
land can choose one, four-hour
window to water their lawns.
Those hours are from 4 until 8
a.m. or 4 until 8 p.m. on Mon-
days only. For homeowners with
an even-numbered address,
they can only water during one
of those same time periods on
These restrictions apply to
all water sources whether it is a
utility, well, canal, lake or pond.
Watering can only be done
during one of these four-hour
periods -- not both.
For irrigation on land exceed-
ing 5 acres, the days-remain the

Continued From Page 1
ed that the owners of the store
had not cooperated with his ef-
forts to correct the problem.
"It's an eyesore, it's an unsafe
situation," was the opinion of
board chairman Mack Whorley.
Board member Penny Revels
made a motion to fine Super
Stop Petroleum $75 a day for ev-
ery day of violation beginning as
soon as receipt of notification.
Upon discussion of the dan-
gerousness of the situation, she

tems in the world, we have a re-
sponsibility to quickly adopt the
most current and environmentally
sound water management tech-
nologies," said Eric Buermann,
chairman of the SFWMD Govern-
ing Board. "Although they have
been impeccably maintained, all
four of these pump stations were
placed in service 40 years ago.
These upgrades will greatly mod-
ernize them and improve their
operational efficiency."
The four pump stations will be
reconditioned and their oil-lubed
pump bearings upgraded to envi-
ronmentally friendly, water-lubri-
cated bearings. Water-lubricating
systems needed for each of the
five pumps at each station also
will be installed. In addition, the
manual hoist at each pump sta-
tion will be replaced with a new
electrically operated hoist sys-

ing with budgets and contracts
for 30 years with no problem.
He claimed the dispute stemmed
over a difference of opinion on
the requirements for bidding on
contracts. He claimed the auditor
did not understand solid waste
disposal and did not even talk to
"It was my interpretation
against his," he asserted.
Mr. Frey said he was disap-

the multi-purpose room is versa-
tile and can change to tables and
chair settings for different events.
In that nursing wing will be a
specially designed health science
classroom which will enable the
college to serve additional stu-
dents preparing for careers in
nursing and other health care
Students will prepare for
clinical internships at Raulerson
Hospital in the new nursing lab,
which will replicate a multi-bed
hospital nursing station.
The biology lab will serve as
the first fully-equipped scientific
lab at the Dixon Hendry Campus.

same. However, landowners
can choose to water from mid-
night until 8 a.m., or from 4 until
11:59 p.m. Again, watering can
only be during one of these pe-
riods. ,.
These restrictions will be in
place for Broward, Glades, Hen-
dry, Martin, Miami-Dade, Mon-
roe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach
and St. Lucie counties.
Enforcement of these restric-
tions is not going to be easy,
and Major Noel Stephen of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said he will ex-
plain his department's situation
to water managers at today's
"We don't mind assisting
with the enforcement and con-
servation of our resources, but
we have to prioritize things," he
said. "I don't' think we have the

amended her motion to increase
the fine to $150 a day. The mo-
tion passed unanimously.
In the second case heard that
night Jason and Kristy Estes had
been cited for operating a mi-
grant labor camp on SE. 12th
Avenue, without obtaining the
special exception required by
the city. The owners said they
had no knowledge that a mi-
grant labor camp was on their
property. They claimed it was
operated by the person rent-
ing the property without their
knowledge. However, they did
admit that eight unrelated men

Under a $4,027,000 contract
with Interlaken, Inc., work at
pump stations S-129 and S-131
also will consist of repowering
the five pumps at each site by re-
placing diesel engine drivers with
electronically controlled diesel
engines and installing automated
control systems.
Under a $3,221,000 contract
with Douglas N. Higgins, Inc.,

work at pump stations S-127 and
S-133 also will include inspection
of gear reducers and shafts and
reinstallation with new seals and
gaskets, as well as the addition of
exhaust silencers on each diesel
engine's exhaust system.
Work under both contracts is
expected to be completed within
the next two years.

Several errors appeared in monetary amounts in an article appear-
ing on the front page of the Wednesday, Jan, 9 issue of the Okeechobee
News under the headline "Search begins for new administrator." The
county actually paid $91,089, not $191,860 for a used modular unit to
bemused by the supervisor of elections. Instead of awarding a contract
of $5,050 to Cobb Roofing to demolish the old ag building, Cobb actu-
ally paid the county $5,050 for the right to demolish the building. The
county authorized a grant of $8,925 to the Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show. The provisions of the grant call for it to be used for operat-
ing expenses as well as for rubber mats.

pointed about what happened.
He said he understood Mrs.
Chartier's position but felt he
could have done a good job for
the county.
"I find it an unfortunate cir-
cumstance and I hope it is re-
solved to his benefit," was the
opinion of Mr. Gray. He said he
was pleased that the county had
considered someone with Mr.
Frey's credentials.

It will provide a valuable learning
environment for students pursu-
ing the Associate in Arts degree
for university transfer, as well as
health science students and stu-
dents pursuing the .newly offered
baccalaureate degrees.
According to Sam Smith, pro-
vost of the Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus, the funds to build this center
were secured in only six weeks
after first beginning the fundrais-
ing process. This is a total of $5.2
million, with $2.6 million coming
from private contributions to the
IRCC Foundation and the other
$2.6 million from matching funds
from the Florida Facilities Match-

manpower to look for it (viola-
tions). But if we run across it,
we'll deal with it."
Maj. Stephen said he feels
that code enforcement should
handle such violations initially.
"I think contact should be
done initially by code enforce-
ment, and if they run into a
problem we'll work together on
those," he said.
According to Ms. Nowlan the
Okeechobee area -- from Jan.
1, 2007, through Dec. 31, 2007
-- had only received 30.71 inches
of rain which is a deficit of 14.96
For the period of Jan. 1, 2008,
through Jan. 7, 2008, the rainfall
total has been .11 inches. This is
a deficit of .30 inches from the
normal of .41 inches.
As for car and boat washing
at home, voluntary conservation

were living there.
City attorney John Cook not-
ed that if in excess of four un-
related people were living in a
house, .a special exception was
required. He also advised that
since the house in question was
within 1,000 feet of a church,
city code prevented issuance of
a special exception for a migrant
labor camp.
The owners were given 60
days from the date of the meet-
ing to cease operating a labor
camp or face a fine of $25 a day
beginning on the 61 day. The
motion passed by a six to one

Mr. Frey has 17 years civil en-
gineering experience in the Navy
and has worked for several gov-
ernment entities. He also has un-
dergraduate and graduate degrees
in civil engineering and a graduate
degree in public administration.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at

ing program.
This center is designed as
a business and community re-
source that will be available for
lease. The services provided at the
center are expected to help attract
new businesses to the county and
additional jobs as well as the addi-
tion of the possibility of extended
educational opportunities.
For information call the Dixon
Hendry campus at (863) 824-
6000; the main campus at (866)
866-4722; or, the IRCC Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

is encouraged. When washing a
car, it should be parked over a
non-paved surface and the wa-
ter hose must have an automat-
ic shut-off nozzle. Boat washing
or rinsing will be limited to 15
minutes after it has been in salt-
For pressure washing, equip-
ment with a flow rate of 1,000 to
4,000 pounds per square inch is.
Also, decorative fountains
may run anytime as long as they
re-circulate the water and the
water is not sprayed from the
base of the fountain.
For more information on
water restrictions, go to www.; or, call the
SFWMD water conservation ho-
tline at (800) 662-8876.

vote with board member, Ren-
nae Sweda, casting the lone dis-
senting vote. ,
In the final action of the night,
the board recommended that
the city council foreclose on the
Park Street property of William
Rose because of the accrual of a
fine in dealing with citations for
occupational licenses and sign
permits. A fine of $25 a day had
been imposed beginning Sept.
26, 2007 and is still in effect.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at

News Briefs

Habitat accepting applications for housing
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee is accepting applications
for the opportunity to partner to build and purchase a family's
first home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee
County, be a first time home buyer, qualify within the income
limits that are set by Habitat, be willing to fulfill sweat equity
hours by partnering with HFHOC and meet other requirements.
Applications are available in the waiting room of Habitats local
office. Please have your completed application returned to us no
later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. You should call for an appointment
to drop the application off or mail the application to Habitat for
Humanity of Okeechobee County, Inc., 1600B S.W. Second Ave.,
Okeechobee, 34974. If you have any questions please call the of-
fice at (863) 357-1371, leave your name and phone number and
we will call you back.

Fair seeks Creative Skill and Craft entries
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking adult and
youth contest participants for the upcoming, fair March 7-16, the
contests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photog-
raphy, horticulture and woodworking. There will also be food
competitions such as home baking and canned goods, as well
as a vegetable competition featuring garden vegetable, fruit and
vegetable and largest vegetable categories. You may download
the entry forms and rules at the Okeechobee County Fair Web
site, under the exhibits link, or
pick up copies at the Okeechobee County Extension Office at 458
Highway 98 North. If you have questions, please contact Dianne
Spann at 634-3327.


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Local man is charged with assault

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on a felony charge
of aggravated assault after he
reportedly fought with a deputy
an threatened another man with
a knife.
Justo Esquivel, 53, N.W. 181t
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 7 and also charged with the
misdemeanor of resisting an of-
ficer without violence. He was
booked into the county jail un-
der a bond of $7,500.
An arrest report by Dep-
uty Matthew Hurst of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's

Office (OCSO) indicates that as
the deputy went to the door of
the residence
where Esquivel
was staying the
man slammed
the door in the
deputy's face.
As the deputy
entered the
home he saw
Esquivel run Justo
into the kitchen Esquivel
and try to get a
knife off the counter, continued
the report.
However, the deputy prevent-
ed the man from grabbing the
knife, stated the report. Deputy
Hurst then tried to put wrist re-

straints on Esquivel but the man
physically resisted, stated the
The report goes on to state that
deputies were first dispatched
to the home on Thursday, Jan.
3, in regard to a complaint that
Esquivel had threatened to kill
another man in the home with
a knife. Deputy Hurst's report
states that Esquivel claimed that
"people were touching his stuff
and if it did not stop he would
kill them with the knife."
The deputy stated in his re-
port that Esquivel then left the
home on a bicycle and that
neither he nor the knife could
be found at the time of the first

Man is arrested on pot charges

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A traffic stop for speed-
ing has led to the arrest of an
Okeechobee man on drug pos-
session charges.
Edward Joseph Lauth, Jr., 45,
N.W. Second Lane, was arrested
Jan. 7 by the Okeechobee Narcot-
ics Task Force. He was charged
with the felony of possession of
marijuana over 20 grams, and
the misdemeanor of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. His
bond on the felony charge was
set at $1,000. He was released

on his own recognizance on the
While on pa-
trol in the Trea-
sure Island area
a task force de-
tective stopped
a white 1995
Ford pickup
for speeding. Edward
The truck was Lauth
traveling at a
rate of 38 mph in a 30 mph zone.
The driver was Lauth, states the
As another member of the

task force spoke with the driver
of the pickup, it was learned that
Lauth had some marijuana on his
person, said the report. The man
reportedly removed two plastic
sandwich bags from his pants
that contained a green, leafy
substance. When that substance
was field tested it indicated a
positive result for the presence of
According to the report, the
suspected marijuana weighed
24.4 grams, including the pack-

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Speak Out

Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
EDITOR'S NOTE: The call in the Tuesday paper entitled
'Machete' stated that the Sheriff has stated the deputies
are overwhelmed and cannot answer every noise call they
receive. Sheriff Paul May did not make that statement. The
caller also alleged the deputies harass sex offenders. "We
answer every call that is made," said Sheriff May. "We don't
harass sexual offenders. We follow the law and we do check
sex officers."

PAGANS: We are all tired of hearing about Pagans and Witch-
es...l saw today where it said, "Ignorance leads to fear..." Ignorance
leads to Eternal Death! It is great that you have a "faith" you believe!
Believe in it, practice it, whatever! If you get a pamphlet on your
car about some church, go on Sunday. You need it. And before you
list all you so called "credentials"...Research the FAITH you are put-
ting down and condemning. Exodus 20:3 states..." You shall have no
other Gods before me." What you get out of that is there were other
Gods that lived before him? What that means is: Nothing should be
before Jesus Christ. Maybe instead of some sort of Pagan Practitio-
ner School you should go to church! Learn about Jesus Christ and
what he did for you, and then see if you can turn your back on that
kind of love! I feel sorry for you. I do hope one day you pick up a
Bible, you probably will not be able to put it d own. Then at least you
will have a fire for something real.

FESTIVALS: Two functions in Okeechobee can't bend. For the
22 years that we have been here, the Speckled Perch Festival has
been the second weekend in March. Now along comes the County
Fair and they book the same weekend. Why? And if anyone should
change, it should be the County Fair. How unkind and uncaring of
our County Fair Association. Editor's note: In order to include
the 4-H and FFA projects in the fair, the fair was scheduled
to be the same time as the 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock
Show, which is scheduled in conjunction with the state 4-H
and FFA Livestock Show projects schedules and rules.

MESS: I came to Florida to find a mess in my yard. A contractor
for Florida Power and Light trimmed my neighbor's trees and left
the mess. The grass had grown up and the limbs were in the middle
of it. I called Florida Power and Light five times. They didn't call me
back. A neighbor hauled away two truck loads of limbs. I don't ap-
preciate cleaning up other people's messes.

ENDORSEMENTS: Is the newspaper endorsing Huckabee? Ed-
itor's note: The newspaper does not endorse candidates.
We do cover local elections and welcome readers to write
letters to the editor.

ELECTIONS: If you are registered as a Democrat go down and
register as a republican so you can vote for Huckabee in the pri-
mary. So are all ,the sheep in the community going to vote for him
because he is a preacher? President Bush was voted in by the sheep,
by people that were told by their churches that he would promote
their'agendas. Look at the mess he has got us into. Starting with that
lie about WMD. Not to mention the Patriot Act that has walked all
over our civil liberties. Let me also remind you of some other Repub-
licans... Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Haggard, Jim
McGreevy. To name a few. Huckabee could be the best person for
the job but do not let your church or newspaper lead you that way.
Think for yourself, do your own research.
,3 MAIL: Do our mail sorters and carriers realize the importance of
the mail arriving at the correct destination? I don't think so. The mail
delivery here in Okeechobee is mediocre at best. We have talked to
the Post Office to no avail. Maybe we should all get a kick back for
delivering the mail to our neighbors. Just ask yourself, if you are get-
ting your neighbors mail, who is getting your mail?

WITCHES: To the person who wrote in the paper saying "enough
about witches, that we are a minority, that we don't matter." I have
a few words for you. First off, you must care about us since you use
every opportunity you have to not, have any kind words to say of us.
Obviously, you must care if you took the time out of your day to call.
in to Speak Out to place your "opinion." Secondly, as for being a mi-
nority where religion is concerned, tell an African American, a Latin
American, or a. Muslim American, that their First Amendment rights
DO NOT MATTER! In your opinion, Christianity is the "greatest reli-
gion." In my opinion, you are incorrect. It may be the largest religion
but Paganism is the fastest growing in the world! We are the largest
minority religion in the world and the fifth largest organized religion
behind Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism in the United
States. People in the U.S. are going to need religious understanding
and tolerance in the future. The US is one of the most religiously di-
verse countries in the world -- and is becoming increasingly diverse.
If current trends reported by the American Religious Identification
Survey (ARIS) continue: The percentage of adults in our country
who identify themselves as Christian will continue to drop by about
0.8 percentage points per year, and Christians will become a minor-
ity in the U.S about the year 2042. There are more Pagans in this
community than I am sure you would care to know..Remember that
when you go to the doctors office, a dentist office, a restaurant, your
hair salon. We are everywhere taking care of ill-minded people like
you maybe even saving your life. Be careful whom you judge for
there will come a time when you too are judged.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday- Jan. 10
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
cated at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn Ri-
near at (863) 697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 763-5093".
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at
6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on
Martin County Grade. For information and directions please contact
Laura Lee at (772) 597-0463.

Friday- Jan. 11
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist 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.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.

Community Events

Thursday, Jan. 10

SFWMD workshop is set
An Okeechobee County Workshop meeting will be on Thursday,
Jan. 10, SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.,
at the Fisheating Bay Conference Room, 205 North Parrott Avenue,
Suite 201, Okeechobee.

Community Events

Circus in Okeechobee this week
Jan. 10-13, "Under the Big Top European Extravaganza," sponsored
by the Okeechobee Chamber of commerce is coming to the American
Legion fairgrounds. Anastasini entertainment will feature high wire
acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, dog show and aerial rocket stars
thrill show, Advance tickets are on sale at the Chamber office. For more
information, call (863) 763-6464.

Fair planning meetings scheduled
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be holding two fair
planning meetings in January. The first is Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.
and the second is on Jan. 24 also at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be at the
Okeechobee County Extension Office. The fair is finalizing plans for
the upcoming March Fair and would like to invite anyone interested
in volunteering with the fair to attend. If you have any questions you
may contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863)
Friday, Jan. 11

Author to speak at library
Historian and author, Dr. Gary Mormino, will present his program,
"The Florida Dream," based on his book, "Land of Sunshine, State of
Dreams," which describes his nearly two decades of research into the
social history of modern Florida at the Okeechobee County Library on
Friday, Jan, 11, at 7 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Florida Hu-
manities Council and is free and open to the public. The Okeechobee
Friends of the Library will provide refreshments following the pro-

Shared Service Network to meet
The Executive Roundtable of the.Shared Services* Network -of
Okeechobee County will coriduct its rpontly meetirngt .,30 p.m, pn
Friday, Jan. 11, in the Board Room of the Okeechobee County School
Administration Building. This forum provides a mechanism for dia-
logue and problem solving in our community through the collabora-
tive efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, please call (863) 462-5000 Ext. 257.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a "Gigantic Yard Sale" at the Blue
Volunteer Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street) on
Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8 a.m.
until noon. Many new items are available. All monies raised will go to
the continuing care for our patients in The Hamrick Home and our
patients who choose to stay in their own homes. For information, call
Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

OHS Scholarship Drive under way
College costs continue to increase each year and the students of
Okeechobee are always in need of financial assistance. The Okeechobee
High School Scholarship Program is currently recruiting to increase the
amount of scholarship funds available to these students. If you or your
business would like to offer a scholarship in your name, or if you have
any questions regarding scholarship contributions, please contact Bill
R. Black at (863) 462-5025 ext. 3113. The scholarship commitment
deadline is Jan. 11, 2008 so new scholarships can be included in the
scholarship booklets. If this is not convenient for you please call and
we will work out the details.

Believers Fellowship delivers lunch
Believers Fellowship. Church will be delivering lunch to local busi-
nesses on Friday, Jan. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meal consist of,
8 inch sub sandwich, chips, beverage, and dessert. Cost of meal is $6.
Deadline to order is Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. monies raised will go
towards building a playground. To order call Nicki at (863) 634-4327
and Linda at (863) 763-2938.
Saturday, Jan. 12

Brighton Baptist benefit car wash Jan. 12
Brighton Baptist Church is holding a benefit car wash to provide
vitamins for malnourished children in Haiti. The benefit will take place
at the Dollar General Store, Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. For additional
information call, Sharon (863) 763-9064.

Benton is guest on radio show
Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 a.m. 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM will have
guest speaker Cheryl McCrary, Chairperson and Margaret Benton, past
Chairperson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee
of St. Lucie County, to discuss the topics of A week of kindness, the
Restoration of the Lincoln Theatre, The King Concert (Sat. Jan. 12) and
Events scheduled through Jan. 21 with the theme, "Uniting Communi-
ties Today and Tomorrow." This discussion will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. For information call (772) 489-6522 Dr. MLK Jr. Commemora-
tive Committee of St. Lucie County.

Lipsync is back at the American Legion Post 64
The American Legion Post 64 welcomes back the "Lipsync" on Sat-
urday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. There will be lunches served. The public is
welcome. For information call Anna Bush at (863) 357-1566 (home)
or (863) 532-9060 (cell).

Miniature Equine Extravaganza set
On Jan. 12, 2008 at Paddock Farms, off Hwy 710, the Miniature
Horse Club of South Florida will sponsor an "Equine Extravaganza."
There will be miniatures to see and touch, horse related crafts; used
horse related items for sale and also a clinic to show how to compete
in showmanship with your miniature horse. If you own a miniature, if
you would like to own a miniature or if you would just like to know
more about these great animals, come to this event. There is no admis-
sion charge. For information, call (863) 763-6376.



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Friends and family remember Jack Fry

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
INI Florida
CLEWISTON -- He liked to say
he was a poor boy who walked
out of the Ozarks in the '20s.
Maybe it was that experience
that shaped this man into the
affable, well-regarded and well-
liked man who turned a business
into a platform to help everyone
in town.
After leaving his hometown,
'Selden Curtis "Jack" Fry would
later make Clewiston his home.
When he died at 93 on Dec. 29.
2007, he left an enduring memory
in those who knew him.
Mr. Fry was one of those men
who defy any narrow and cat-
egorical description. He was gen-
erous, but he didn't like to be rec-
ognized for it. He was involved,
but never ran for office.
In remembering him, his
daughter, Mary Beth Cooper,
notes how her father would offer
to barbecue for the Elks Club, and
how that soon became a tradition
in the community. It was those
kinds of deeds that made him
stand out.

His family describes him as
very bright, having been born in
Mansfield, Miss., his mother died
when he was three and his father,
who worked for the railroad, was
an absentee parent.
"He was raised on a very poor
little farm, with ten dairy cattle,"
said Ms. Cooper. "His grandmoth-
er was his mentor and he ended
up going to college, getting his
engineering degree and decided
that, 'This was a poor place.'
He worked for the U.S. Corps
of Engineers and in 1952 opened
up a small hardware store on
Main Street. The slogan at the
building read, "Buy From Fry."
Mr. Fry was active in a lot of
clubs and pitched in at the cham-
ber of commerce, as well as in
county elections. Leaders sought
his input, and he would give it to
But he shunned the spotlight.
"It just wasn't his way. He pre-
ferred to do his political maneu-
verings behind the scenes rather
than in the public," said Ms. Coo-
When Mr. Fry's wife passed

away, and after he retired, he
spent most of his time in the Big
Cypress country in a ranch where
he. hosted get-togethers with
The barrel-chested man who
weighed around 200 pounds up
until his passing spent the rest
of his years hunting and fishing
and only recently because of his
health had given up his favorite
Mary King and her late hus-
band also knew Mr. Fry. The
couple and Mr. Fry would oc-
casionally go fishing on the Gulf
Coast, and Ms. King still recalls
how much of a sportsman Jack
was, which is not to take anything
away from his character.
"If there were any problems,
he would volunteer to help in
solving them," Ms. King said. "He
was a loyal contributor in the
good things in Clewiston. He add-
ed his two cents wherever. We
will always remember him with
Ms. King talked about the pos-
sibility of canvassing current lead-
ers to name a street in his honor,

given everything he did for Clew-
Ms. Cooper thinks about her
He didn't expect to live as long
as he did, that's for sure.
"He was always telling us, I
only have five good years," said
Ms. Cooper. "He was constantly
saying that, but he was hunting
hogs and cleaning hogs up until
two years ago."
And imparting some wise
words all along.
"He was always pondering the
workings of the world and one of
his favorite sayings was, 'Don't
that just beat a hen-a-wormin'?' I
don't have a clue as to what this
phrase meant, but he often said
In his obituary,,his son wrote,
"He leaves not owing anyone
more than a dollar or a thank you
... both of which may have been
an oversight rather than an inten-
tional act."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.


Clarence E.
Galvin, Jr.
Clarence E. Galvin, Jr. age
74 of Bushnell, passed away
on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at
his home in Bushnell. Born
Aug. 21, 1933 in Sarasota, he
moved to Sumter County in
1981, from Okeechobee. He re-
tired in 1996 from the Sumter
County Sheriff's Office, after
31 years of combined service
in law enforcement from Sara-
sota, Okeechobee and Sumter
Counties. Earlier in life, he was
a commercial fisherman and
worked as a builder in Sarasota,
later joining the Navy in 1950.
He was known to his family and
friends as "Ed" or "Buddy." He
was a Christian all of his life and
he loved God. He was an avid
fisherman and baseball fan.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Clarence E. Galvin,
Sr., and his mother, Josephine

Galvin Raftery.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 32 years, Barbara L. Gal-
vin; son, Jonathan (Cindy) Gal-
vin of Bushnell; daughters, Lisa
Kay Galvin of Placerville, Calif.,
Elizabeth Haney, of Union City,
Calif., and Erin Caldwell Wemes
of Englewood; brothers, John F.
(Pat) Galvin of Bushnell, Dale A.
(Nancy) Galvin of Englewood,
Jerry Galvin of Lake Panasof-
fee, and Ellen George, (Donald)
of Bushnell. In addition, he is
survived by five grandchildren,
Kirsten Haney, Austin Haney,
Kayli A. Paul, Blain Lowe and
Hanna Seames.
Rev.Bill Britt and Emery King
performed services Dec. 27,
Purcell Funeral Home in
Bushnell handled the arrange-

Curtis Eugene Martin
Curtis Eugene Martin, age 76,

of Belle Glade, died on Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2007 at JFK Hospital in
Atlantis, Florida.
He was born on May 10, 1931
in Lyons, Ga. to the late Robert
martin and Gladys Crews Mar-
tin. He served four years in the
U.S. Army, entering at the age
of 17.
He married Jackie Collier
Martin in 1955 in Belle Glade.
Mr. Martin worked tor U.S.
Sugar Corp. from 1967 to 1987
and ended his career as, fore-
man at Prewitt Village. He was
a member of the Elks Lodge in
Belle Glade and the American
Legion Post 20.
Mr. Martin is survived by his
wife, Jackie; sons, Daniel E.
Martin of Bowling Green, Ky.,
Michael C. Martin of Belle Glade
and daughter, Tamara L. Martin,
also of Belle Glade.
In addition, he is survived by
his grandsons, Kenneth Martin,
of Tallahassee, Justin Martin
of Belle Glade and Alex Martin

of Bowling Green, as well as
granddaughters, Christie Gil-
bert, Casey Gilbert and Lindsey
Martin, all of Belle Glade and
granddaughter, Brittany Martin
Jennings of Lakeland.
Mr. Martin is also survived
by three great-grandsons, Isaac
Roberson, Jr., Isaiah Roberson
and Angel Medellin, Jr., all of
Belle Glade.
He leaves behind three broth-
ers, Rayford of Vidalia, Ga., Don-
nie of Pahokee, and Kenneth of
Okeechobee; two sisters, Ann
Mosley of Vidalia, Ga. and Sylvia
Goodson of Thomasville, Ga.
Services were held at Glades
Funeral Chapel on Dec. 31, with
Rev. Danny Moore officiating.
Burial with military honors fol-
lowed funeral services at Port
Mayaca Cemetery
All arrangements were under
the direction of Glades Funeral
Chapel, Belle Glade.

IRCC, Economic Council

to hold business seminar

The Indian River Community
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For more information on the
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The family of

would like to extend
our sincerest "Thanks"
for all the many prayers and all the acts
of kindness that was given to us during
this difficult time.
May God bless you all.
Thank you again,
The Lamb Family

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Service Club News

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. The Post phone number
is (863) 763-2950.
American Legion Post #64
is open Monday to Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open and
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday
through Friday from 11 a.m. un-
til 3 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m. with David Copper
from 3 until 6 p.m.; Sunday from
4 until 9 p.m.
Sundays: sports on big
screen TV. Quarter-pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer
will be offered. David Copper
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. The
dinner will include steak, baked
potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea.
Friday night dinners have
resumed. Dinners will be served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.
It is time to pay your dues
for the Legion and Auxiliary.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meet-
( ing on the first Saturday of the
I month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W, at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available.
Call Lou Eder at (863) 357-0467
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863)
467-8779 or (863) 467-2882.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday
of the month at 10 am. Contact
the Post at 467-2882 for informa-

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is lo-
cated at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For in-

formation on events, call (863)
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for
a donation.
Wednesdays: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Fridays: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 do-
nation. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturdays and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from
9 until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming ac-
tivities, contact Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sundays: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Sundays: Karaoke with
open mic and free food at 7
Tuesday Jan. 15, at 8 p.m.
there will be a Moose Member-
ship meeting. They will be dis-
cussing what is planned for the
New Year.

Wednesdays: Bingo and
food, food served at 5 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is
Thursdays: dinner will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call the Lodge for the menu.
Thursdays: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Fridays: dinner served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to see who
is playing.
Saturdays: dinner from 5
p.m. until 7 p.m. Call for the
menu. Jan. 12, dinner will be
from 6 until 9 p.m. instead.
Saturdays: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m. Except Jan.
12 and 19 it will be starting at 8
Saturday: Jan. 19, 2008
from 3 until 7 p.m. the BHR
Moose Lodge is having a "Las
Vegas" games/membership
drive/open house. There will be
games, door prizes, snacks, auc-
tion, and lots of fun.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. Please
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954
for further information, sudden
changes and menus. Guests are
invited to enjoy the activities
and consider membership. Ev-
ery Sunday breakfast from 8 to
11 a.m.
Breakfast every Sunday
from 8 until 11 a.m.
Pool Tournaments every
Monday evening sign up 7
p.m. Food served.
Horseshoe practice every
Sunday at 2 p.m. and Thursday
Dinner and music almost
every Saturday night.
Bar bingo Thursday after-
noon at 1 p.m. and Friday night
at 7 p.m. food served. You must
be a member to play bingo.
Men's Meetings second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Moose Legion meetings
third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Women's meetings second
and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Officers meetings first and
third Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. there will
be a 50's 60's Dance with Drive-
in Style Burgers "n" Fries.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post
at (863) 763-0818 for informa-
tion or write the Post at P.O. Box
1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973.
The Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Mondays: .50-cent hot
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesdays: dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Fridays: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Fridays: hot food by David
Lee from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturdays: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sundays: dinner will be
available from 2 until 4 p.m.,
and will be followed by karaoke
from 6 until 10 p.rri.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is
striving for 100 percent. For in-
formation, contact the quarter-
master at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buck-
head Ridge. For information,
call (863) 467-2882. Post opens
at noon, Monday through Sun-
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies

Wednesday: Ladies Auxilia-
ry dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bin-
go at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for an $11 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Membership meetings are
held on the second Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The House Committee meeting
is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact
Commander Henry Zaskowski
at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and
at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Monday: $1.50 tacos till 6
Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary
Dinner 5:30 p.m. ($6)
Wednesday: bar bingo
will start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is
available, courtesy of the Ladies
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry, chicken fin-
gers or shrimp from 5 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sau-
sage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music
and dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sundays: sports on big
screen TV.
The Ladies Auxiliary is look-
ing for any family members of
Okeechobee residents currently
serving overseas. We are for-
warding packages of needed
items to our active service per-
sonnel. For more information or
if you would like to donate items

please contact us, Cheryl Benoit
at (863) 697-2930.
The Post and Ladies Auxil-
iary meetings are held the first
Sunday of every month' at noon.
Men's Auxiliary meetings are
the second Wednesday of every
month at 6:30 p.m.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.
Sundays: Every second Sun-
day of the month there will be
a Bike Sunday from noon until
7 p.m. There will be food, juke-
box, big screen T.V. and an Oasis
Lounge. For more information,
call the club at (863) 763-3378.

Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
The Cypress Hut Fraternal
Order of Eagles post #4509 lo-
cated at 4701 U.S., 441 S.E. is
now open to members Monday-
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10
p.m., Sundays from 1 to 10 p.m.
Information can be found by visit-
ing, or calling
(863) 467-1154.
Food is served several eve-
nings a week.
Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m.
on the first and third Wednesday
of each month at the old Cypress
Hut flea market restaurant.
FOE Auxiliary meetings
are at 7 p.m. on the second
and fourth Wednesday of every
Friday night: 16 oz rib eye
steak dinner with the trimmings
beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Moose Lodge #2417
The Moose Lodge #2417
is located at 2 Linda Rd. BHR

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Air Conditioners 505,
Antiques 510
Appliancespment 545
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magaziness35
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615'
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography '675
Plumbing Supplies 680.
Pools & Supplies 685
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

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$600, 3 males $500 ea,
toy males, white. Shots/vet
health cert. $300 cash only.
male, CKC reg, small, par-
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
TownDhouses Rent920
Farmt Property -
Rent 925
House Rentt a 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

DUPLEX 3 BR, 1 BA, $850
No pets. Call (863)634-9899
2 Story apt. Washer/Dryer.
Fenced. Patio. $750 1st,
OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile. Avail 1/14 $750 mo
1st, last & $500. sec. Water
included. 863-697-2462
OKEECHOBEE- 1br, 1ba,
furn/unfurn. $700/mo inclds
water, garbage & lawn ser-
vice. (863)610-0559

Clean. All appl., patio, water-
front view, pool. $925 mo.
Call (863)634-9521 for info.
Lake Villa, 2/2, W/D, #47,
$900/mo + $500 dep. New-
ly remodeled (561)743-0192
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$900 mo. 1st & sec. to
move in. No pets. Call
BASSWOOD New house in
good location, 3br, 2ba
w/garage, $1200/mo, 33rd
Rd (561)379-9417 or
BRAND NEW 4/2 $1095.
mo., 1st. & sec. No pets
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1310 SW 5th Ave.
3/2/2 Pool Home. Close to
everything. DreamCatcher
Realty (863)357-5900
2ba, $1000 / mo
NEW! 3 BR, 2 BA, new tile,
doors & paint, W/D. $900/mo
+ elec, + $900 sec dep. Pets
okay. (561)596-1344 or
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min.from
town & 2BR/1BA. No pets.
1st & sec. Call Debbie
(863)467-2982 Mon.-Fd.,
8am til 4pm.
NICE 2 BR, 1 BA on large lot
w/ oak trees. $145,000. or
$950 mo. (863)634-5586 or
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
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p orch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659




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$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace.
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call to see (863)885-1347
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new, comp. furn., waterfront
boathouse. (863)763-6809
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land 2 br, 1 ba MH $590/mo,
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3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1100/mo.
rent. 100% applied to pur-
chase of $168,500 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
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$6500 (954)868-6518
STRATOS 273 '99 150
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starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
MH -1 br, 1 ba. $600/mo for
1 person, $700/mo for 2
people, includes all utils +
cable. 1st mo + $200 sec.
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828 Hwy 441 SE

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,2 Ba.
on lot w/screened porch. Nice
area. Will lease with option to
buy. $700/mo Owner
Financing (863)634-3451.

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$54,900 (239)732-6221 or
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2br, 2ba, Covered carport.
150'x70' lot on SE 58th Dr.
$55K w/$5K down Owner
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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Nancy Drew needs facts. As a teenage sleuth and devoted member of her
community, she has deduced that reading a newspaper is a great way to
investigate the world around'her. Whether she's solving crimes, exploring a
new city or uncovering fascinating stories from her hometown, reading always
helps her find out whodunit!
It all starts with newspapers.

'Fresh From Florida Kids' new pilot program begins

TALLAHASSEE Cookbooks de-
signed to help mothers incorporate
healthy foods into children's diets
have been increasingly popular
over the last year. Several popular
releases have featured sneaky and
deceptive ways to get kids to eat
fruits and vegetables. But a new
program unveiled today by Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is intended to teach
toddlers healthy eating habits be-
fore parents have to trick them later
in life.
The "Fresh From Florida Kids"
program teaches mothers of chil-
dren under age three how to quick-
ly and easily prepare healthy baby
foods at home using fresh fruits
and vegetables. Introducing these
fresh, healthy foods at an early age
can help infants and toddlers devel-
op a preference for them instead
of sweet or salty processed foods
that can lead to health problems
later in life.
"Studies have shown that taste
preferences and eating habits are
developed by the time a child is
three," Bronson said. "That's why
it is so important to instill healthy
eating habits in children as early as,
possible. A healthy start will help
them avoid many health risks later

in life such as obesity, heart dis-
ease and diabetes that are associ-
ated with poor eating habits."
Mothers will be recruited
for participation in the program
through Healthy Start .Coalitions in
five regions of the state. A total of
3,000 participants will receive a kit
containing health and nutrition in-
formation, recipes and instructions
on how to prepare healthy foods
for their child and family, a food
grinder, bib, storage container and
freezer tray. In addition, Publix will
provide those participants with in-
centives for purchasing fresh fruits
and vegetables.
"Healthy Start is honored and
delighted to be a part of the 'Fresh
From Florida Kids' project," said
Christine Dreps, director of com-
munity relations for the Capitol
Area Healthy Start Coalition. "We
now have a way to show our fami-
lies how to provide fresh fruits and
vegetables to the children at an
early age. It is one thing to tell new
moms how important proper nu-
trition is, but being able to provide
the tools, ideas and practical knowl-
edge makes all the difference."
"We are proud to be the exclu-
sive supermarket of the 'Fresh From
Florida Kids' program," said Maria

Brous, Publix director of media and
community relations. "As a retailer
committed to being the supermar-
ket of choice for parents and fami-
lies, Publix aligns ourselves with
nutritional programs that educate,
encourage and foster healthy eat-
ing habits in children. 'Fresh From
Florida Kids' complements our
Publix Preschool Pals program for
toddlers age 2 to 5."
The "Fresh From Florida Kids"
program is divided into three phas-
es over 2 1/2 years. Each phase
represents specific developmental
periods in a child's eating behavior.
At the end of each phase, parents
will fill out a questionnaire describ-
ing their child's and family's eating
habits. This information will allow
for evaluation of the program's suc-
cess. In exchange for completed
surveys, parents will receive a new
information packet along with in-
centives to encourage continued
"Parents are essentially the prime
influence over their child's nutrition
and development," Bronson said.
"Until a child reaches maturity, it is
the parents who determine what
foods will be eaten and kept as
staples in the household. This pro-
gram shows mothers how to intro-

duce their child to a variety of fresh
fruits and vegetables so that healthy
eating becomes the norm and not
the exception. If children grow up
enjoying healthy foods from the
start, parents won't have to resort
to tricking or coercing them to eat
healthy foods later on."
A web site -- www.FreshFrom- -- contains all of
the program's educational materi-
als and updates and will help facili-
tate communication and involve-
ment. Anyone can access the web
site and benefit from the online
recipes, cooking and storage tips,
and nutritional information.
Following the initial rollout in
Tallahassee, the program will re-
cruit a total of 3,000 participants
throughout the coming months in
Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Or-
lando. Bronson hopes the program
will help reverse the rising number
of obese children and adults as
healthy eating habits replace poor
ones early in life.
"Many of the unhealthy eating
habits of today's adults were devel-
oped in early childhood," Bronson
said. "Infants and young children
who are exposed primarily to pro-
cessed foods that are high in sugar,
salt or fat often favor these types of

foods as they grow older. A diet of
unhealthy foods can lead to severe
health problems later in life."
It is estimated that one in five
children may be obese by 2010.
Currently, 26 percent of 2- to 5-year-
olds are at risk of becoming over-
weight. Nearly 11 percent of high
school students are overweight,
and an additional 14.4 percent are
at risk for being overweight. Only
26.2 percent of Florida adults eat
the recommended five servings of
fruits and vegetables daily, while
only 21.9 percent of high school
students and 22.0 percent of mid-
dle school students reported eating
the recommended amount. Obe-
sity-related medical expenditures
for adults in Florida total over $3.9
billion, with over half of the costs fi-
nanced by Medicare and Medicaid.
As part of its ongoing "Fresh
From Florida" program, the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services promotes the
consumption of fresh fruits and
vegetables .and the development of
healthy eating habits through a va-
riety of educational, informational
and marketing initiatives. For more
information, visit www.Florida-Ag-
Healthy Start Coalitions are non-

profit organizations dedicated to
improving the health of pregnant
women and babies in a communi-
ty. The state's 33 coalitions are part-
nerships made up of local public
and private medical professionals,
hospitals, schools, charities, social
services agencies, the United Way,
the March of Dimes and individu-
als. Healthy Start works to reduce
infant mortality and the number
of low-birth-weight babies, and
promotes optimal prenatal health
and developmental outcomes for
all pregnant women and babies in
Florida. For more information, visit
Publix is privately owned and
operated by its 148,000 employees,
with 2006 sales of $21.7 billion.
Currently, Publix has 926 stores in
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,
Alabama and Tennessee. The
company has been named one of
Fortune's "100 Best Companies
to Work For in America" for 10
consecutive years. In addition,
Publlx's dedication to superior
quality and customer service is
recognized as tops in the grocery
business, most recently by an
American Customer Satisfaction
Index survey. For more information,

Laptop thefts are on the rise, tips to keep your laptop safe

(MS) Laptop users in the
world number 100 million. In
2005, laptops sales surpassed
desktop models for the first time
in the U.S. thanks to a number
of factors. Laptops have now
become as powerful as desktop
counterparts; prices have de-
creased on laptops; and built-in
wireless connections make lap-
tops more portable than ever.
In January of 2005, Intel vice
president Mooly Eden was quot-
ed as saying, "Between 2001
and 2004, we more than dou-
bled the amount of notebooks
in the market. Between 2004
and 2008, we believe the market
will double again."
More Laptops, Greater Theft
With the rise in the number
of laptops being used by con-
sumers, the opportunities for
theft also grow. A laptop com-
puter represents the ultimate
in mobility and convenience. It
allows you to engage in enter-

tainment or get work done from
relatively any place at any time.
This is why laptops are frequent
companions and thieves know
According to FBI estimates,
the second most common
crime, just after identity theft, is,
laptop theft. Each year, 2 million
notebook computers are report-
ed stolen, which doesn't take
into account the laptops left at
airports, coffee shops, and bus
Many people take the steps
to safeguard the information
stored on laptops, using fire-
walls, passwords and other se-
curity systems. But far fewer put
the same attention to safeguard-
ing the laptop itself. All it takes is
a few minutes of distraction for
a laptop to be stolen. And when
a laptop is stolen, you're not
only losing an expensive piece
of equipment, you're also losing
any personal information stored
on it.

Safeguarding Laptops
Here are ways to keep your
laptop safe.
Out of sight, out of mind:
Would you keep a wad of cash
in plain sight ripe for the taking?
Probably not if you're wise. But
many laptop owners leave their
computers in the back seat of
cars or in other visible places, en-
ticing thieves. Treat your laptop
like cash keeping it in sight at all
times and you'll be less likely to
lose it.
Lock it up: Use a laptop se-
curity cable to make your laptop
less portable when keeping it in a
hotel room or other place. There
are also other alarms, bells and
whistles that can alert you if your
laptop is moved.
Keep it in view: Don't put your
laptop on the floor or in another
place where your eyes aren't con-
stantly on it. If you're dining out
or at a business lunch with a lap-
top, keep the bag between your
feet if you must store it below the

Provide camouflage: Toting a
laptop in a laptop bag is just ad-
vertising what you have inside.
Consider using a backpack or a
laptop bag that looks like a purse
or a briefcase instead.
Cars are a target: Keep in
mind that parked cars are a fa-
vorite target for laptop thieves.
Whenever possible, do not store
your laptop there. If you must,
keep it out of sight.
Attention in airports. The
confusion and shuffle of security
checkpoints can be fertile ground
for theft. Keep your eye on your
laptop as you go through security.
Hold onto it until the person in
front of you has gone through the
metal detector and remain watch-
ful when it emerges on the other
side of the screener.
Note: Other electronics, in-
cluding portable DVD players,
MP3 players, cell phones, etc., are
also prime targets for theft. Use
similar safeguarding measures for
all of your electronic devices.

Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Notebook laptops are in high demand and are used in offices,
airports, cars, and even at business lunches. To avoid theft,
when securing your laptop in the office, car, or at home, be
wise and lock it out of sight.

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Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to
satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on January 24,
2008 at 10A.M.
1995 BUICK, VIN#1G4GD22KXS4721298
1998 MAZDA, VIN#JM1BC1412W0212772
1992 FORD, VIN#1 FDEE14HONHA17933
1999 DODGE, VIN#2B6HB11X4XK514526
2000 TOYOTA, VIN#1 NXBR12E7YZ393248
1994 HONDA, VIN#1HGCD5622RA018807
1998 DODGE, VIN#1B7M3300WJ133814
Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee
Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title
& Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020
Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction
LIC # AB-0001256
255854 ON 1/10/08

The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, for L-6 East Levee Road Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on Monday,
February 11,2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Project consists of providing all labor, materials and
equipment necessary to repair 7.2 miles of the L-6 East Levee.Road, including
but not limited to: silt fence, floating turbidity barrier, vegetative removal, base-
rock and sodding.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at
1:00 p.m. at SFWMD Pump Station S-5A Conf Rm, Southern Blvd/SR 80, West
Palm Beach, FL. For directions call WPB Field Station at 561-791-4100. Site visit
will immediately follow. All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request
for Bidders (RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete
RFB by obtaining a C D for $5.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information n the status of this so-
icitation can be obtained at our web site
256187 ON 1/11/08

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Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on JANUARY 25, 2008,
at 9:00 AM. Pursuant to Ronda Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges. Year, make, model and
VIN are as follows.
1992 PontiacTrans Sport
1995 Chevy K1500
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of-final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
256104 ON 01/10/0O
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfleds
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
leds and make your
clean un a breeze

in SPORTS Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Brahmans fall at Westwood

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
If Okeechobee really wanted
to be the top dog in their basket-
ball district this year, they sure
are making it hard on them-
Tuesday night the boys fell
behind by as many as 21 points
to Fort Pierce Westwood before
their rally fell short, 70-66, to a
sub par team. The Panthers,
(5-9), have really struggled this
year and desperately needed a
win against Okeechobee, (8-7).
"When you're down 21
points and you wait until the last
quarter to come out and play,
it's ludicrous," a disappointed
Brahman Coach Jon Enrico not-
ed. "We can't play one quarter
and expect to win, even against
a bad team."
Leshawn Henderson had 18
points and six rebounds. Chris
Hall added 15 points. David
Jeune had 11 points and 15 re-
Offense apparently wasn't
the problem. The problem was

The Brahman wrestling team
recently won two matches against
Fort Pierce Westwood, 57-24, and
Vero Beach, 45-30.
Okeechobee is now (4-1) on
the season.

In the Westwood match
103 Justin Schockley won
by forfeit.
112 Robbie Harrell won by
119 Michael Brishke won
in a technical fall over Ken
Berrios, 21-6.
125 Josh Gruber pinned
Absolorn Young at 4:30.
130 Tyler Aycock (West-
wood) won by forfeit.
135 Matthew McPeak
defeated Devante Sirmons,
+ 140 Jake Taylor (West-
wood) defeated Justin Booth
in 56 seconds.
145 Donny Bush pinned
Brandon Aycock in 2:39.
152 Tyler Hayes pinned
Shaquille Owens in 1:13.
160 Caleb Smith won by
171 -, Ignacio Orozco won by
189 Corey Krum won by
215 Brandon Tabor (West-
wood) pinned Tony Bonnett
in 49 seconds.
285 Craig Carrodeguas
(Westwood) pinned Kyle
McGee in 2:53.

In the Vero Beach match
103 Justin Schockley won
by forfeit.
112 Robbie Harrell won by
119 Michael Brishke
defeated Taylor Lockewood
125 Josh Gruber pinned
Josh Garwood in 48 seconds.
135 Alex Bruno (Vero)
pinned Matthew McPeak in
140 Jesse Landers (Vero)
pinned Justin Booth in 27
145 Donnie Bush won by
152 Tyler Hayes won by
160 Thomas Tarham (Vero)
pinned Caleb Smith in 2:57.
171 Ned Anofils (Vero)
pinned Ignacio Orozco in
189 Cameron McKinnin
(Vero) pinned Corey Krum
215 Tony Bonnett pinned
Charles Elliott 2:55.
285 Kyle McGee won by

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"We didn't play defense for
two quarters, the second and
third, they scored 44 points in
those quarters, the kids knew
it, we must play more than one
quarter. We're our own worst
enemy at times," Enrico added.
Okeechobee had a rough
first half too. They shot only
(1-10) from three point land.
They also committed 15 turn-
overs as a team. That led to
far too many easy buckets for
Westwood. Okeechobee trailed
by one after the first quarter
and by five points at the break.
However Westwood outscored
Okeechobee by 16 points in the
third quarter to take control.
Okeechobee, for their credit,
didn't give up. In the first four
minutes of the fourth quarter
they outscored the Panthers by
18 points, and briefly took a two
point lead. However, the energy
they used to get back in the
game didn't leave the team with
enough in the tank for the final
four minutes. Okeechobee out-

scored Westwood 28-11 in the
final quarter and still lost.
"No disrespect for Westwood,
but we gave the game away.
They came out ready to play and
we didn't," Enrico added.
James Shanks had 10 points
and five rebounds, Corey White
had six points, and Bobby
Spelts added six points for
Things don't get easier for
Okeechobee as the Brahmans
will travel to Suncoast tonight
to take on an improving Charger
team. The Chargers (6-9) lost
Tuesday to Pahokee in a close
game, 56-54. Dion Wilson, 18
points per game, and Chris Wil-
liams, 16 points per game, lead
the Chargers.
"If we play defense we can
beat anybody. We have to com-
mit to play four quarters and not
let anything bother us, including
the officials and the other team,"
Enrico noted.
The Brahman JV also lost to

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Boys Soccer continues their roll

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Boys soccer fell behind early
to John Carroll Tuesday night but
rallied behind some solid team de-
fense and balanced scoring as the
beat the Rams, 4-2, in Fort Pierce.
Alan Najera, Eddie Guerrero,
Jose Bustos, and Oscar Garcia
found the net as Okeechobee im-
proved to (11-2-1). John Carroll
scored the first goal of the contest
and also scored on a penalty kick.
The first Ram goal actually was
kicked into the net by a Brahman
defender by mistake.
"That's the second time we've
done that," Brahman Coach Lon-

nie Sears admitted. "Still, I'm al-
ways pleased with a win."
Okeechobee got their first goal
from Guerrero and the second
goal from Bustos on a very athletic
play. They took a 2-1 advantage
into the half time break.
Oscar Garcia scored the third
goal off a nice feed from Najera to
make it 3-1. John Carroll answered
when Okeechobee tripped a player
in the penalty box. Najera scored
from 25 yards away to finish off
the scoring late in the contest.
Coach Sears said he still was
concerned about his team's ten-
dency to play down to the level
of their opponents. Still he noted
they seem to rise to the occasion

against strong teams.
"John Carroll was not a top
tiered team, we play to the level of
our opponents and that is kind of
frustrating to acoach," he noted.
Still Sears noted things are look-
ing good as the team approaches
the district tournament which will
be held at Jensen Beach in two
"As long as we keep up this
pace, I'm satisfied," he noted.
Sears said defender Bryan Su-
arez continues to have a strong
season. 'Although he put in a goal
for the other team he is still playing
real well on the defensive end."
Okeechobee will host South
Fork tonight at 6 p.m.

Little league is scheduling sign ups

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Little League
baseball and softball is back for a
second season in Okeechobee.
The local league will hold
signups this weekend, Saturday
and Sunday January 12-13 at Beef
O'Brady's restaurant on South
Parrott Avenue from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m.
Signups will continue on the
Saturday and Sunday January 19-
20, and January 26-27.
Officials hope to have several
teams in the different age groups
so they can play more games lo-
The league also has gained
permission from the County to
use one of their fields for games.
The field is lighted and compa-
rable to ones at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
Last year the teams had to do
a lot of traveling to Martin, and
St. Lucie County to play contests.
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will schedule games with out of
County squads.
The signups are for baseball is
ages 4-15, and softball ages 5-16,
President James Shockley said.
Shockley is joined on the Board
of Directors by Vice President's
Adrian Minondo and Todd Lan-
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Commissioner Keith Lawson.
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week of February.
The sign up fee is $60. Leagues
will include tee ball. Six, minor
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Volunteers and coaches are al-
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Sports News in Brief
2008 Youth Basketball Taylor Creek Bass Club

Sign-ups open
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
Youth Basketball League will be
held through Friday, Jan. 11; begin-
ning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registra-
tion is $30 per child and is being
conducted at 640 N.W. 27th Lane
at the Okeechobee County Sports
Complex. Please call (863) 763-
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holds its meetings on the second
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