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Vol. 99 No. 46


Inside

Glades County
workson changing
addresses
MOORE HAVEN -- The
Glades County Board of County
Commissioners learned at their
meeting Tuesday that progress
is being made on an effort to
changes addresses in the coun-
ty.
A two-year effort to change
addresses in Glades County
appears to be near the finish
line. The changes have come in
three phases.
Some of the addresses were
easy to change, while others
had to be researched with utili-
ty bills and phone records being
used to locate property owners.
Some of the vacant land in the
county required even more
research to assign addresses.
The effort may finally be done
within 90 days. The U.S. Post
Office was praised for their co-
operation.
...Page 3

Fair to include
demolition derby
A Demolition Derby will add
excitement to the Okeechobee
County Fair in March.
The Demolition Derby on
Sunday, March 16, will be an
exciting grand finale to the
2008 Okeechobee County Fair.
Presented by T.E. Promotions,
"King of the Derbies," in Clear-
water, it will be a part of a se-
ries of statewide Demolition
Derbies that will be conducted
,+ to determine 'Florida's state
champion.
Florida's 2008 points system
will begin on Feb. 22, at the
St. Lucie County Fair, with two
scheduled events, followed
by competitions at the Sum-
ter County Fair and at Indian
River Fair before arriving at
Okeechobee. Competition here
is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
on the final day of the fair.
...Page I


Briefs
The Okeechobee Tax Collec-
tor's office will be closed Mon-
day; Feb. 18 in order to conduct
training. The office will reopen
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m.


Drought Index

Current: 477
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry..
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
Last Year: 11.51 feet



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

Index
Classifieds 9-10
Comics 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword 9
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 11
TV 10
Weather 2
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Weekend entertainment: Brighton Seminole Festival


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The Brighton Seminole Festival will include Native American dancers. The festival will
be Saturday and Sunday, at Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County.


February brings festivals,


dancing, art and karaoke


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Come get a taste of Semi-
nole Indian culture this week-
end at the Brighton Seminole
Reservation!
The Brighton Field Day
Festival will be held on Sat-
urday, Feb. 16, and Sunday,
Feb. 17, with the gates open-
ing at 9 a.m. on Saturday and
10 a.m. on Sunday.
On Saturday,, there will be.
- the annual parade that starts
at 10 a.m. It will be followed
by the traditional Seminole
clothing contest.
Native American Danc-
ers will be on stage through-
out the day along with an al-
ligator wrestler. There will
be an authentic Seminole
Village for people to visit. The
grounds will be filled with arts
*and craft vendors and food ga-
lore. Of course you will have
pre-rodeo entertainment start-
ing at 6 p.m. and live rodeo
action starting at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, the gates will
open at 10 a.m. and church
services will be available for
those that would, like to at-
tend. All of the traditional fes-
tivities will be present with the
pre-rodeo entertainment start-
ing at 2 p.m. and the rodeo
action starting at 3 p.m.
For admission onto the
grounds, the pre-rodeo enter-
tainment and live rodeo ac-
tion the cost is $12 in advance
and $15 at the gate. Children
10 and under are free.
To just acquire admission


Rapist denied



parole request


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Florida Parole Commis-
sion denied a request for parole
from convicted rapist Larry A.
Williams of Okeechobee on
Feb. 6.
The 51-year-old local man,
known as Red, was convicted
of committing sexual battery on
two women on Oct. 15, 1979,
on the banks of Taylor Creek off
Cemetery Road in a crime that
/ shocked the community.
'"Anytime you have a sexual
assault like that you take it very
seriously," former Okeechobee
County Sheriff Clayton Williams
.(no relation) said Wednesday,
"It was out of the ordinary -- it
was something this community
hadn't seen. It shook up this
community."
Larry W\.Villiams. maintains
his innocence to this day. He
denies claims he pulled a gun
on the two women as they
fished in the Creek at Wolfe's
Slough, told them to take off
their clothes, and sexually as-
saulted them.
He was found guilty at a trial
in front of Circuit Judge L.B. Vo-
celle in February 1980. Jurors
took just 40 minutes to deliber-
ate hise his fate and found him guilty
of three counts of sexual bat-


tery with a deadly weapon. He
was sentenced March 10, 1980,
to two life terms in prison.
His appeal with the Fourth
District Court of Appeals was
denied without comment less
than a year later.
The parole commission
heard testimony in the Williams
case in Tallahassee. Afterward
they extended his period of in-
carceration for another three
years to Oct. 14, 2030. He will
have another parole hearing in
October 2012.
Still, there are groups that
believe his claims of inno-
cence. Centurion Missions of
Princeton, N.J., worked on his
behalf back in 2006 when they
petitioned the court for any
DNA evidence that could back
his claims.
Heather McNally, a counsel-
or with the organization, wrote
the court stating her organiza-
tion helped people wrongfully
convicted of crimes. However,
the evidence was destroyed per
court order in February '1988.
The evidence destroyed includ-
ed the three sex-crime kits per-
formed on the two victims and
Larry A. Williams' clothing and
several crime scene photos.
See Parole Page 2


-American Legion


plans to move


to new location


Alligator wrestling is always an exciting part of the Brigh-
ton Seminole festival.


onto the grounds for the fes-
tival the gate charge is $5.
To get to the festival from
Okeechobee take S.R. 70 west
to the caution light S.R. 721 go
south to the reservation, pass
the casino; when you see a
water tower make a right on
the road before -the water
tower which is Harney Pond
Road. The festival is approxi-
mately. 1 mile from there, on
the right hand side.
Join the Women of Tomor-
row Chapter of the AB\VA
(American Business Women's
Association) for an evening of
fun at the KOA Center on Feb.
16 for a Golden Oldies Din-


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ner Dance from 7 until 11
p.m. DJ Jerry Chambers and
the Party Dolls and SHABOOM
will be making the oldies spir-
it come to life with live music.
The cost is $25 per person.
Funds go towards scholar-
ships for young women pur-
suing an education in a busi-
ness field.
For information or to pur-
chase tickets call president
Marilyn Rinear (863) 697-1807;
event coordinator Kathleen
Shatto (863) 467-4663; or, sec-
retary Marie Kirchhoff (863)
357-0868 and come dance
See Festival Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
For many years the annual
American Legion Free Fair has
been a fixture of downtown
Okeechobee. That may not be
the case much longer.
However, contrary to ru-
mors American Legion Post
64, the sponsor of the annual
American Legion Free Fair, is
not about to close its doors.
With all its auxiliary groups,
post commander John Monger
said they have about 900 mem-
bers.
What the veterans' group is
doing is giving serious consid-
eration to moving to another
location.
"The economy is killing us,"
Mr. Monger said.
The veterans' group is pay-
ing maintenance and insurance
on a 60-year-old 1,600-square-
foot building. Mr. Monger add-


ed that they were having trou-
ble getting enough volunteers
to help with upkeep.
The prime commer-
cial property, in the heart of
Okeechobee, cannot be sold
until another location is found,
according to former post com-
mander Dan Fennell. He said
the group is looking at several
sites.
They want a site large
enough to hold the free fair,
which the post has been host-
ing for 52 years and also house
a smaller building requiring
less upkeep.
Mr. Fennell said they are
looking at sites away from the
center of town but near pro-
posed housing developments
in order to attract customer
customers to the free fair.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may
be reached at pgawda@newszap.
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Home Depot is open!
The Okeechobee Home Depot opened Its doors on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a board cut-
ting. Teaming up to cut the board were City of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, left, and
Okeechobee County Board of County Commission Chairman Clif Betts, right. Holding
the board were Melanie Macissa, left, manger of the Home Depot and Enza Ditefano,
right. Mayor Kirk and Chairman Betts were wearing Home Depbt aprons that had been
autographed by the employees of the store.
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SFWMD staff raise $28,000 for Susan


G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation


WEST PALM BEACH Just
over five years ago, Kathie Morris,
a finance manager at the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, was diagnosed with breast
cancer. To show support for Ka-
thie, fellow co-worker and friend
Claudia Kugler organized the first
cancer support group among
District employees, then dubbed
"Kathie's Friends," to participate
in the 2003 Komen South Florida
Race For the. Cure. Ironically,
Claudia herself was diagnosed
with breast cancer less than two
months later.
The medical battles Kathie and
Claudia fought to'heal themselves
inspired other 'District employ-
ees, family, friends and survivors
to join the fight against breast
cancer. The 55 District employ-
ees who participated in the 2003
walk raised more than $1,100. For
the 2008 Komen South Florida
Race for the Cure, the SFWMD
team numbered 440 members,
more than any other state or lo-
cal government agency, and a


series of fundraisers organized by
District staff helped raise a total of
$28,000 for the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Komen Foundation today
formally recognized the SFWMD
for having the largest governmen-
tal team entry at the 2008 Komen
South Florida Race for the Cure.
It is the fifth consecutive year the
agency has received this award.
"I am so proud of our employ-
ees," said Carol Ann Wehle, Ex-
ecutive Director of the South Flor-
ida Water Management District.
"Each year, our staff approaches
this fundraising effort with greater
resolve than in the previous year,
and the consistent, amazing re-
sults demonstrate what truly self-
less people we have working for
this agency."
"From the governing board
and senior management to the
employees in field stations and
service centers throughout our
16-county region, everyone has
been extremely supportive, for
which I am exceedingly grate-


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Memory Field
A Memory Field of flags will be planted in Okeechobee to
remember to children who died as a result of abuse.


ful," added Kathie. "Each year I
participate in the District's fund-
raising events and the race, hop-
ing in some small way to 'pay it
forward' to others who may need
help during their own experience
with breast cancer. Once you are
diagnosed with breast cancer,
you find yourself a member of
a club you would give anything
NOT to be a member of. You also
find new friends and a new way
of looking at life."
Since 2003, SFWMD employ-
ees have raised nearly $85,000
to benefit the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation.
The 171h Annual Komen South
Florida Race for the Cure was held


Parole
Continued From Page 1
Circuit Judge William, Hen-
dry signed the court order after a
hearing on Feb. 9, 1988.
Law enforcement burned the
articles along with evidence of
other cases at the Okeechobee
shell 'pit 10 days later.
Larry Williams also denied
he gave permission to investiga-
tors to search his home at 112
Ludy Lane in Treasure Island. He
claimed he did not understand
that he could refuse to sign the
form. The search did turn up
some damning physical evidence,
like the clothing he wore during
the assaults.
Detective Robert Manson from
the sheriff's office testified at the
trial that Williams had voluntarily
signed the permission to search.
In court documents, Larry Wil-
liams also claimed he had been
set up because he was involved
in local drug trafficking that he
contends involved high-ranking
law enforcement officers. He also
blamed law enforcement for the
death of a younger brother that
occurred just two months before
these crimes.
The brother died of a drug
overdose on Aug. 14, 1979, court
documents state.
Lawmen stated there were no
grounds to the claims by Larry
'Williarts. They -note the two
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Jan. 19 along the Intracoastal Wa-
terway in downtown West Palm
Beach. It attracted nearly 20,000
participants and raised more than
$1 million for the foundation. Of
the money raised annually at the
event, up to 75 percent stays in the
area to fund valuable education,
screening and treatment. The re-
maining 25 percent funds, cut-
ting-edge breast cancer research
nationwide. The 5K run was first
established in 1982 by Nancy G.
Brinker after her sister, Susan G.
Komen, died of breast cancer at
the age of 36.
For more information on the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, visit www.komen.
org.


women positively identified him
in a lineup on the day of the at-
tacks. While physical evidence,
like DNA, was not as sophisticated
as it is today there was evidence
that showed Larry Williams com-
mitted these heinous crimes.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Deputy Sam Thomas ar-
rested Larry Williams only hours
after the crime at Nubbin Slough.
Larry Williams was fishing. He
was armed with a handgun and a
knife. He also smelled the aroma
of shaving cream, state records.
The attacker had been de-
scribed as a bearded, red-haired
man who wore a ball cap with
the words Snapper on it, and a
red windbreaker jacket. The vic-
tims also described several tat-
toos on the suspect's body.
Lawmen contend Larry Wil-
liams went home and shaved in
an effort to change his appear-
ance.
"He may claim he's innocent,
but I can assure you that he's as
guilty as the day is long," Clayton
Williams said, "It was him. There
is no doubt in our minds."
Prosecutor Robert Stone, in
his opening argument in the trial,
summed up what might have
been the biggest piece of evidence
the state had: "These two women
will tell you they will never forget
that face. There's nothing he can
ever do to that face that will ever
make them forget it." '


News Briefs

Tax returns and E-filing done free
" AARP-Taxaide offers free, tax preparation and E-Filing. Our free
service can answer most of the tax issues faced by all middle to
low income taxpayers. With special attention to taxpayers, age 60
or older. This service begins Feb. 11 until April 15, on Mondays and
Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Bingo
hall, 501 S.E. Second St. (doors open 8:45 a.m. no sooner.) You
must bring last years tax return, all W-2's; 1099s; Interest, Dividend,
Broker and Social Security Statements and any other financial docu-
ments for 2007. Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates re-
quired for everyone to be listed on the return. For direct deposit of
refund must have a blank check. The program cannot help with
state income tax returns. (Florida does not have state income tax.)
Help is first come, first served, no appointments. For information
call Neile Foreman, District Coordinator, (863) 357-1694. (Please do
not call the American Legion for information!),

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 consists of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photogra-
phy, horticulture and woodworking. There will also be food com-
petitions such as home baking and canned goods, as well as a veg-
etable 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, www.
okeechobeecountyfair.com under the exhibits link, or pick up cop-
ies 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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your socks off at the KOA.
Local square dancers can
continue get down at the club-
house in Seminole Cove, 1799
S.W. 35th Circle, off S.W. 16th
Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Les-
sons will also be starting for
beginning dancers. For infor-
mation contact Marilyn Zody at
(863) 357-0122.
You can continue to get a taste
of Broadway in Okeechobee at
the Okeechobee County Li-
brary on Tuesdays until Feb.
19. This week's presentation
by renowned authority in musi-
cal theatre Ian Nairnsey will be
pertaining to Jerome Kern, Part
II. The presentations are held
weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
For more information contact
Mr. Nairnsey at (863) 801-3147.
Go try out your karaoke skills
at the VFW #4423, 300 N.W. 34th
St., where they are holding an
open house in conjunction with
a karaoke contest. First prize is
$500. This contest is open to the
public (as guests). Preliminaries
are Saturday, Feb. 23, Saturday
March 1, and Saturday, March
8. Warm-up and practice is at 7
p.m. each evening with the con-
test beginning at 7:30 p.m. The
top three winners each week go
to the finals on March 15.
If you don't make it to the top
three, you can enter each week
until you do win or until the pre-
liminaries are over. There is a $10
entry fee. All entry fees go to the
winners. The contest is hosted by
David Lee.
The VFW wants all veterans,
their families and their guests in
the Okeechobee area to know that
there is a VFW on the north side of
town that most people don't even
know about. The North VFW is


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Your Weekly
Entertainment
Guide
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for this column by email to
caguilar@newszap.com
a small but extremely friendly
post and welcomes all guests and
potential new members with a
smile. They have weekly meals
and entertainment. Call the post
at (863) 763-0818 for additional
information. Take U.S. 441 past
Okeechobee High School and
take the second left. Call David
at (863) 697-9002, or Bill at the
VFW at (863) 763-0818 for more
information.
Come get a taste of the arts at
the 2008 Top of the Lake Art
Fest on Saturday, Feb. 23, from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sun-
day, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. in Flagler Park. The art
fest is a juried outdoor Fine Art
Show presented by Okeechobee
Main Street.
The purpose of the Art Fest
is to bring talented fine artists
to the community to showcase
and sell their work. Food, en-
tertainment, art demonstrations
and children's art programs will
be featured on both days of the
show.
Do you waht to see your
events posted in the weekly en-
tertainment column? Forward
any publicly open events includ-


Lotteries

MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Wednesday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 5-2-1; Play 4: 4-3-6-0; Fantasy 5: 35-22-8-
25-6; Lotto: 25-2-30-28-20-26.


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At the Brighton Seminole Reservation festival, native village
of chickees is the site for demonstrations of native cooking
and crafts. In this photo from the 2006 festival Nancy Billie
cooked up pumpkin bread, which festival visitors were eager
to sample.


ing entertainment such as: danc-
ing, bands, comedians, theatre,
special events, special com-
munity events, contests, etc to
me at caguilar@newszap.com.
Please forward all information
about each event including: de-


scription of the event; location
(address); date; time; cost; age
appropriateness; and any other
information that fits the spe-
cific event. For additional infor-
mation contact Chauna Aguilar
at (863) 763-3134 ext 4242.


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Glades County Commission working on address changes


Buckhead Ridge
may get own zip code

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN -- The Glades
County Board of County Commis-
sioners learned at their meeting
Tuesday that progress is being
made on an effort to changes ad-
dresses in the county.
A two-year effort to change
addresses in Glades County ap-
pears to 'be near the finish line.
The changes have come in three
phases.
Some of the addresses were
easy to change, while others had
to be researched with utility bills
and phone records being used
to locate property owners. Some
of the vacant land in the county
required even more research to
assign addresses. The effort may
finally be done within 90 days.
The U.S. Post Office was praised
for their cooperation.
Chairman Paul Beck said it
was a daunting task to undertake
in the past two years.
Commissioner Robert Giesler
asked if Buckhead Ridge would
have a separate zip code. Con-
gressman Tim Mahoney agreed
to work on it, a representative of
the 16th District said.
"My whole district, a large area,
has an Okeechobee zip code," he
said.
He noted there are many dis-
advantages to not having a zip
code.
County Manager Wendell
Taylor said many residents have
been resistant to the change of
addresses. He noted one person
got so hot that they phoned in a
bomb threat. He noted the goal
is to help emergency responders
find the right address. He urged
residents to cooperate with this
effort.
"This county has tried this two
or three'times and they didn't pull
it off," he noted.
A commercial project on State
Road 29 in Muse proposed by
Lykes Brothers was approved by
Glades County commissioners.
Some 130 acres could be devel-
oped into commercial uses in-
cluding a grocery store.
The commission reappointed
Sam Griffin, Shannon Hall and
Gregory Margerum to the Glades
C oanty Planning, Zoning, Board
of Adjustment and Competency
Board. They will all serve two-
year terms.
Two roads in Lakeport will


have new names. Residents of
Jessie James Acres asked for the
name Joey Road, while residents
of Branch's Country Estates asked
for Branch Circle. Commission-
ers unanimously approved the
changes.
In other action, the board
created a second position in the
Emergency Management Depart-
ment. The position would cost
the county $37,000.
The commission also accept-
ed a $339,242 payment from the
Florida Department of Manage-
ment Services to pay for the taxes
owed by the Moore Haven Cor-
rectional Facility.
Mr. Taylor also reported that
the constitutional amendment ap-
proved by voters will cost Glades
County $3.71 million over the
next five years.
The Florida Small County Co-
alition estimated Okeechobee
County would lose $927,933 in
the next year.
Commissioner Russell' Echols
said families are struggling with
high gas prices, low salary lev-
els and financial problems. Mr.
Echols said he thinks Glades
County will be OK despite the tax
reductions.
"We have projects, we've
been hit by a rock, it's a little bit
difficult, but I want people and
employees in this county that we
will be OK," he said.
Mr. Echols said the county, and
its employees, must challenge
themselves to find new ways to
make it financially.
"We will continue to provide
the best services we can to the
citizens of this county. This is not
the end, it'll be tough, but we will
make it," he added.
Mr. Echols said the county
should not depend on the state
because they have done nothing
for Glades County and will not do
anything for Glades County in the
future.
Commissioner Butch Jones
said he was concerned about
the impacts of the property tax
amendment. He noted he hated
to be a naysayer but he doesn't
think the state will provide the
funds they have promised.
"I'll believe it when I see it," he
noted.
Commissioner Giesler said
the county will have to be fiscally
conservative. He noted the coun-
ty must be prepared for the worst
r'butstill hope for tbhe best.:
Chairman:Beck said new proj-
ects could help the tax base. He
noted the impacts won't be felt
until July, 2009.


"We need to be absolutely
frugal with our funds and diligent
with our duties. I firmly believe
we will not lose any services in
this county," he noted.
He mentioned protection of
social services as an area of con-


cern because of the services they
provide the needy residents in the
county.
Mr. Beck said the commis-
sion has only hired people when
they desperately need them. He
also predicted the new jail facility


will be a positive impact on the
county.
The commission also decided
to review their current impact
fees to see if they need to be ad-
justed. Glades County School Su-
perintendent Wayne Aldrich said


they were also in agreement that
the fees need to be reviewed.
The commission donated
$350 from their promotional bud-
get to sponsor the Hendry Glades
Health Fair that is scheduled for
Sunday, Feb. j17, in Clewiston.


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LEGAL NOTICE


SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

ATTENTION

FLORIDA SMOKERS, EX SMOKERS AND SURVIVORS
OF SMOKERS MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO SHARE IN
A TRUST FUND OF OVER $700 MILLION

I. HISTORY

The Engle Class Action was filed in 1994 and went to trial against the tobacco industry in July 1998. HowardA. Engle, M.D., et al., (Plaintiffs)
v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Philip Morris, Inc., Birown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., individually and as successor to American
Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., Lorillard, Inc., Liggett Group, Inc., Brooke Group Holdings, Inc. f/k/a Brooke Group, Ltd., Inc., Council
for Tobacco Research U.S.A. and Tobacco Institute (Defendants), Case No. 94-08273 CA (22) Dade County Circuit Court. This Notice
addresses a distinct, unprecedented monetary fund of over $700 million (the "Engle Trust Fund") created for the class by Susan and Stanley
Rosenblatt, counsel for the class. The Engle Trust Fund is approaching $800 million.
II. QUALIFIED ENGLE CLASS MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A SHARE OF THE TRUST FUND MONEYS

You may be qualified to receive a monetary distribution from the Engle Trust Fund if: 1) you (or your decedent) smoked cigarettes
and 2) developed one or more of the diseases and/or medical conditions mentioned below, and 3) that disease or medical condition
was first diagnosed or first manifested itself (first appeared) on or before" November 21, 1996, which is the class cut-off date established by
the Florida Supreme Court.


aortic aneurysm
bladder cancer
cerebrovascular disease
(including stroke)
cervical .cancer
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -
COPD (including emphysema)
coronary heart disease
(including cardiovascular disease,
hardening of the arteries,


carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
complications of pregnancy (miscarriage)
oral cavity/tongue cancer
pancreatic cancer
peripheral vascular disease
(including Buerger's disease)
pharyngeal cancer
stomach cancer


'Memory Field' planted


to stop child abuse


FORT PIERCE -- In 2006, 170
children in the state of Florida
died as a direct result of child
abuse and neglect. Further,
more than 6,000 children fell
victim to abuse.
Local children have lost their
lives as a result of child abuse.
CASTLE, the leading organiza-
tion on the Treasure Coast dedi-
cated to the prevention of child
abuse and neglect, and Seacoast
National Bank, have joined
forces to present the "Memory
Field."
Each week from Feb. 15
though March 22, a traveling
field.of white flags, each repre-
senting a child who has died as
the result of abuse, will be plant-
ed at locations. On Tuesday,
Feb. 9, the flags will be planted
in Flagler Park in Okeechobee; a
ceremony will be held in mem-
ory of the victims whose lives
were lost.
"The visual impact of the
Memory Field is so deeply


touching, it leaves you speech-
less," said Susan Bergstrom,
senior vice president and mar-
keting director for Seacoast Na-
tional Bank and board member
of CASTLE. "It is our hope that
Seacoast's sponsorship of the
Memory Field will help even
more families and we invite ev-
eryone to visit the field in their
community it's something you
simply won't forget."
Flag sponsorships are avail-
able for $100 each, and blue rib-
bons symbolizing support for the
prevention of child abuse may
be purchased for $10.' Both are
available for purchase at all Sea-
coast National Bank branches
in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River
and Okeechobee counties with
proceeds benefiting CASTLE.
All sponsorships are also
available at each CASTLE loca-
tion.
For information, call CASTLE
at (772) 465-6011.


O o Address: 2964 NW
W 33d Ave. Okeechobee

CASH REWARD

863-697-8002 or

863-697-3754


III. THE ENGLE TRUST FUND IS NOT QA SETTLEMENT OF CLASS MEMBERS' CURRENT OR FUTURE INDIVIDUAL
CLAIMS

Qualified Engle class members are eligible to receive money from the Engle Trust Fund without giving up existing or future individual claims
against any defendants. The Engle Trust Fund distributions are separate from your rights in any individual lawsuit for damages for personal
injury or death from smoking except for the possibility of a set off depending on the payment plan adopted by the Court. Class members who
choose not to bring their own lawsuits are still eligible to receive money from the Engle Trust Fund.

IV. A HEARING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 15,2008

A. Allocation Plans Considered

A hearing will be held before the Honorable David C. Miller in Courtroom 4-3 of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for
Dade County, Florida at 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 on April 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The Court will consider comments that have
been timely submitted regarding the allocation and distribution of money from the Engle Trust Fund.

B. Attorneys Fees Considered

The Court will also consider whether to grant Class Counsel's application for attorneys' fees of $218,000,000 and reimbursement of costs not
to exceed $5,000,000. This application is for the substantial work performed by Class Counsel over a period of approximately fifteen years
(1993-2008) in handling all aspects of the Engle class action including the two-year class action trial; multiple appeals in state and federal courts;
the creation of the Trust Fund of approximately $800 million and the establishment of multiple findings to be given resjudicata (binding) effect
in class members' lawsuits. The entire Court file in this case, including Class Counsel's fee application, with accompanying affidavits of
experts, is available for review at the Office of the Clerk at the Dade'County Courthouse.
C. -.,'MotionstIoJntervene wilJbe Considered -

The Court will consider timely submitted motions to intervene, written comments and/or objections of qualified class members concerning the
allocation of the Engle Trust Fund and/or the attorneys' fees and reimbursement of costs for Class Counsel. To be considered, the plans,
objections, and/or Motions to Intervene must be timely filed with the Court with a copy to Judge Miller at: 73 West.Flagler Street, Room 414,
Miami, FL 33130 and Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt at: Engle Trust Fund, P.O. Box 013241, Miami, FL 33101 and postmarked on or before
March 31, 2008. i,
Your submission must include information as to Engle class membership, including

(1) your and/or the decedent's name, address! and date of birth;
(2) the dates/time frame you (or the decedent) lived in Florida;
(3) the date (or approximate date) you (or the decedent) was diagnosed with one or more of the diseases or medical conditions listed
above or when that disease or medical condition first manifested (appeared); and
(4) the decedent's date of death and your relationship to the decedent.
Your submission must be signed and dated by the class member, even where the comments or objections are filed by your counsel.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING AT THIS TIME TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SHARE OF THE ENGLE TRUST
FUND.

V. YOU WILL, AS REQUIRED, RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Court's final determination regarding a plan of distribution of the Engle Trust Fund along with any deadlines and other applicable
information will be provided in further communications to the Class through a supplemental Notice. You may also obtain copies of this Notice
and all future Notices by calling 1-888-420-1666.

VI. DO I NEED TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
You may hire counsel, at your own expense, to represent your interests in connection with the allocation and distribution of the Engle Trust
Fund money or the Court will determine how your interests will be represented.
VII. ALL INQUIRIES CONCERNING THIS LEGAL NOTICE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED SOLELY TO CLASS COUNSEL
Do not call or write the Court or the Clerk of the Court for further information. Any inquiries or questions concerning this Notice should be
directed to the Engle information hotline at 1-888-420-1666 or by writing Class Counsel:
Engle Trust Fund
P.O. Box 013241
Miami, FL 33101


DONE and ORDERED this 11th day of February, 2008


David C. Miller
Circuit Court Judge


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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!
PLANNERS: Once again our planners have dropped the ball
in planning. The MudFest has 20,000 people and they are partying
and having a good time, and then you have the Speckled Perch
festival that looked dead, with only a few people. Vendors are go-
ing broke, and* its all due to deciding they wanted to move the
Speckled Perch Festival.

TRAFFIC: The big complaint about the MudFest seems to be
how it ties up traffic on State Road 70 and Berman Road. The peo-
ple who live on these roads have a right to be upset. They just
want to be able to get to work or to town to go shopping. They
should not have to be trapped in their homes for a weekend due to
someone else's money-making event. The county should require
the MudFest promoters to fix the traffic problem by building a nice
long entrance road on the MudFest property. It needs to be about
five miles long because that is about how long the traffic jam was.
Let them line up on the property to pay to get into the event instead
of out on the highway. With the thousands of people who paid to
go to the festival, surely they have enough profit to have a road
graded and put some shell rock down.

PRESERVE: I am so excited about the plans to build an ele-
phant preserve near the landfill. What a blessing for those animals
to have all that space to roam. And I guess they won't complain
about the smell. I think it will be a great opportunity for our school
children to get to visit and see how elephants live outside of a zoo.
They said it will create some jobs I wonder how hard it is learn
to take care of elephants. It sounds like it might be hard work, but
also fun.

DETOUR: I don't see how people who live east of the Mud-
Fest area off State Road 70 could use a detour to get to work in
Okeechobee. I think the answer to the traffic is to require the prop-
erty owner to put in a long entrance road that can hold all the
incoming vehicles while they wait to pay and enter. Stopping all
that traffic out on the highway is just not acceptable. L-Cross ranch
in Glades County has mud events and they don't have this problem
because they provide a long entrance with plenty of space for the
/ vehicles to wait off the highway. Considering how much money
the property owners make on this event, they surely can afford to
improve their property with a suitable entrance road.

BUSH: I would like to point out that at the beginning of Presi-
dent Bush's term, he began cutting interest rates in hopes of keep-
ing a recession from beginning eight years ago. Clinton may have
had a surplus, however, he did not put any money into our econ-
omy. He took from the working people with higher taxes, and he
cut our military down to the bare minimum and made our country
vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Don't say that "Oh, well the attacks
happened while President Bush was in office," because while that
may be true, he has had to rebuild our military from what "the
Clintons" did to it for the eight years prior. While I absolutely agree
that Bush has not done everything right while in office, he has had
to fix a lot of Bill's leftover garbage.

FESTIVAL: Well there is something that needs to be cleared
up. The festival was changed so that it would not coincide with
the county fair. The chamber also thought that it would help the
vendors out in the fact that they would not have to compete with
the fair or the rodeo. The rodeo is still in March like it always, has
4 been. The Chamber wouldn't have had to change the date if the
fair board could have picked another date. I personally think that
the festival went great. I was there both days and there were a lot
of people there. Yes the parade was shorter but a lot of people de-
cided to wait till the deadline to enter. So there you have it.

ELEPHANTS: The Sanctuary will be on Waste Management
property, some of it goes into Saint Lucie County. People need to
realize that this is a huge undertaking by many different facilities,
including the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Disney,
and Waste Management. I think that it is a noble cause for all par-
ties involved. There has been nothing stated about using it for a
breeding facility, so the animal rights activists need to get a grip.
You are supposed to be for animal rights and now they are provid-
ing an area for these animals that cannot be re-released into the
wild and you are trying to find something, anything, wrong with it.
I cannot stand that. Don't get me wrong, I know that what happens
to elephants in order to train them is brutal, and I am not saying,
that it is right, but I am saying that it would be nice to give them
a stable place to "retire" or wait out transfer instead of being eu-
thanized. There has also been nothing stated about the county re-
ceiving any money for this sanctuary. The companies involved are
doing the funding, and they are not asking the community for any
financial assistance. I also feel it would be wonderful for schools
to be able to take groups out there, but I also understand why they
are not opening it for the public. It would then turn into a zoo, or
other type of viewing facility, and that is not the point. The point
is that the local is the closest they can get to the regular climates
that these animals would be exposed to in Africa and Asia. It is also
in an area that is not developed, which makes it even better. I am
sorry if I have offended anyone, but I really felt some things really
needed to be cleared up on this issue. I think that what all the par-
ties involved are doing is very beneficial to those elephants that will
need a place to stay.



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Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 15
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. 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 in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will
be held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Res-
taurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch
will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and informa-
tion to promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Saturday, Feb. 16
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. If will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Texaco gas station on the corner of Hwy 441 and
78. Anyone is welcome to ride. No dues or membership required.
For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-0087.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday, Feb. 17
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviqur, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information
please call (863) 634-4780.


Education News in Brief

Soil and water district has contest
The Annual Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center at 452 Hwy 98 North, Okeechobee.
The contest is open to any Okeechobee County student enrolled in
Grades 6 through 12. The topic is "What is the Future of Florida's
Renewable Energies?" Speeches will be 6 to 8 minutes long. Three
independent judges will score contestants on content, composition
and delivery. Prizes for the District Contest are $150 for First Place,
$100 for Second Place and $50 for Third Place. There will be a partici-
pation prize of $15 to all contestants.
Any student interested in participating may contact Audrey Drig-
gers at the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District at (863)
763-3619 or stop by the USDA Service Center for complete contest
rules.

Pre-K registration begins in March
The Okeechobee County School Board will begin registration
for the 2008-09 School Readiness/VPK Pre-kindergarten program in
March. The Pre-K program is located at New Endeavor High School.
To be eligible to participate in the Pre-K program, children must turn
4 on or before Sept. 1, 2008. For information regarding the Pre-K
program or to place your name on a contact list, please call Donna
Kersey at (863) 462-5363 or Rhonda Morton at (863) 462-5000, ext.
235.

DAR offers scholarship
A $500 scholarship known as the Essie D. Millspaugh scholarship
is available at the high school. Applications are available from Bill
Black, Career Counselor.

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 recruit-
ing 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 contri-
butions, please contact Bill R. Black at (873) 462-5025 ext. 3113. The
scholarship commitment deadline is Jan. 11, 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.

Parenting classes are offered
Free parenting classes are held every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School. Classes include topics about children
from birth to teens. For information or to have an interpreter available
call Lori Jaquith at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-5000, ext. 282.


Community Events

Friday, Feb. 15

Hospice holds one day yardsale
Hospice of Okeechobee is having a one day yard sale on Friday Feb.
15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Hospice Blue Volunteer
Building on S.E. 4th street next to The Hamrick Home. There will be
great bargains at discounted prices. Everything must go so that we may
set out new items that have arrived. All monies raised will be used
for patient care including services offered in The Hamrick Home. For
information call (863) 467-2321.

Free memory loss screenings
Friday, Feb. 15 the Alzheimer's Association will have free memo-
ry loss screenings at the.Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.,
Okeechobee. Appointments are needed. Please call Donna True at
(800) 861-7826 Ext. 1 or (772) 285-6291. Screenings are for anyone,
any age that is concerned about memory loss. Screenings conducted
by staff from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center.

Sheepdog trial benefits FFA
The Eleventh Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial will benefit the OHS FFA
it will be held at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. Okeechobee on
Feb. 15, 16, and 17 starting at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person or
$15 per car load. Bring your lawn chairs. For information call (863)
467-0423.

Teen block party planned
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee will host a teen, block party on Feb. 15 at the Okeechobee
Skate Park, 300 N.W Sixth Ave. from 6 until 10 p.m. Admission is $5
per student. The party is for grades 6 through 9 only. There will be food,
inflatables, music, and lots of fun. For more information call (863) 462-
5863.

Scrapbooking event planned
A scrapbooking cropping party will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will be available
to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrap-
book pages on which you are currently working. For more information
call Joan at (863) 467-0290 or Carolyn at (863) 634-1885.
Saturday, Feb. 16

Come count birds
Everyone is invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count
on Feb. 16, at the Okeechobee County Extension Service, 458 Hwy 98
N. Thousands of people across the country will stop for a short while
to help scientists determine the location and numbers of bird species.
The hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but you can stay as little as 15
minutes. Organizers will provide bird feeding stations, check-off lists
and pencils. They will even send in your list to the National Audubon-
Society. For information call (863) 763-6469 to sign up. You can also
stay home and participate or go to www.birdcount.org!
Sunday, Feb. 17

Church Homecoming set
The North Church of God, 15949 N.W 3011t Terrace will host a
church homecoming, Sunday, Feb.. 17, at 10:30 a.m., with special sing-
ing with the Celebration Singers of Okeechobee. There will be a fellow-
ship meal after the singers conclude. All past and present attendees are
invited. For more information please call Don Leon at (863) 634-0344.

The Dartts in concert
The Dartts family will be in concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at New Tes-
tament Baptist Church, 535 N.E. 281h Ave. (Hwy. 70 and 710) at 10:30
a.m. For information call (863) 763-6682.
Tuesday, Feb. 19

Learn to prune like a pro
Some time in the life of many plants, no matter how carefully se-
lected, and pruning is needed. Ii could be due storm damage, health
issues, or even aesthetics. Whatever the reason, pruning can be an op-
portunity to help a shrub or tree thrive, or, if done incorrectly, a threat to
the health, the strength, or even the life, of the plant. Come learn basic
principles of pruning from Dan Culbert, Okeechobee County Extension
Horticulture Agent. He will teach techniques for pruning for health,
beauty, practical considerations -- when to prune, how to prune, and
what tools to use. Dan will also talk about the Florida Friendly idea,
, Right Plant-Right Place: choosing plants that fit your landscape in order
to prevent the need for future pruning. The workshop is Feb. 19, from
4 to 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 Highway
98 North. Call (863) 763-6469 to reserve a space.
Thursday, Feb. 21

Library book club holds meeting
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet on
Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The book
for discussion is Madmoiselle Benoir by Christine Conrad. For more
information please call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


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Students achieve 'excellence at EES
Students are achieving excellence in the classroom every day at Everglades Elementary
School. Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-15, are: kindergarten: Peyton Jarriel,
Molly Hudson, Bryan Contreras, Tanner Adams, Kelby Kayden, Candance Nicoll; first grade:
Cheyenne Crum, Zachary Williams, Elizabeth Adams, Emily Barnes; second grade: Jose
Mata, Rosalio Elias, Aubrey Wojcieszak, Taylor Guinn, Mariyah Mendoza, Alyssa Howard,
Jared Joyner; third grade: Ana Gandarilla, Jeffery Bernhard, Machaela Eakes, Joel Contre-
ras; fourth grade: Jorge Rodriguez, Hannah Collier, Caleb Brown; fifth grade: Daniel Hernan-
dez, Shyann Sales, Francisco Hernandez-Ruiz, Bryson Shockley, and Josue Lozano.


Mrs. Hawk's class dressed up to be 100 years old in celebration of the 100th day
of school at Everglades Elementary.


Mrs. Hawk, a teacher at Ever-
glades Elementary dressed
up to be 100 years old for her
students to help them cele-
brate the 1001h day of school.


Billy Ball, Assistant Principal at Everglades
Elementary presents kindergarten teacher
Heather Hawk, with a bouquet of flowers
to reward her contribution and excellence
as, "District Teacher of the Year."


EES celebrates 100th day of school


Mrs. Hawk's
class at Ever-
glades Elemen-
tary School
celebrated the
100th day of
school in many
ways. Some of those ways are,
by eating a 100 treat for break-
fast, walking through the number
100, popping 100 balloons, deco-
rating and eating a cake formed
into the number 100. The walked
100 steps and then marked how
far it was. Counting out 100 fruit
loops and made a necklace divid-
ing each group of ten with beads,
they created a trail mix using 100
items, by counting out 10 each
of food/candy and placing it on
their placemat before dumping
it into their bag. They also found
100 Hershey Kisses with the num-
bers I through 100 on them and
placed them on a Hundreds chart.
And lastly they did 100 exercises.
What fun it was!
Kindergarten
Mrs. Noonan's class is learning
their song for P.T.O. this month.
The children have been working
to learn the words, letters and
sounds for these nine weeks. In
math we are learning to count by
2's, 5's and 10's.
Miss Snyder's boys and girls
enjoy reading the Kinder-News
Daily. They especially like reading
their names in our silly sentences.
Some of our Science activities
in Motion and Movement really
Stocked with paint, marbles and
golf balls, and magnet graphs of
several objects!
' Mrs. Cassel's class enjoyed
'learning about shadows in our
Groundhog unit. Oobleck was a
fun science project to celebrate
-letter "0." Congrats to'Jehosafat
Tapia and Candace Nicoll our
"Students of the Week."


Mrs. Moore class has learned
about a special whale in a poem
that delivers mail. We made this
whale and he helped us make
Valentine mail. We are enjoying
making words and writing sen-
tences using our sight words.
Parents, remember to practice
with your child each night. They
should do 10(9 Book Challenge
and review letters, sounds, and
words.
First Grade
In Ms. Walsh's class we are
working on math patterns. Read-
ing words ending with a "y" that
sound like a long "e." Thanks to
all the families that participated in
Pennies for Patients. Your contri-
butions were greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Perviss's class has been
learning all about our Solar Sys-
tem. We will be learning how to
stay healthy in science. Thank
you to all the families that helped
raise money for Pennies for Pa-
tients and to the moms and dads
that helped with our special class
activities.
Mrs. Parrish's class is reading,
reading, reading for 100 Book
Challenge. Our reading skills are
improving daily. We are very ex-
cited for Valentine's Day. We have
been busy writing Valentine mes-
sages for a special person.
Third Grade
Mrs. Tilton's third grade class
is flipping for math! That's right!
We're studying slides, flips, and
turns, congruent and similar fig-
ures, and lines of symmetry. In
honor of Presidents' Day, we'll
be completing timelines of the
lives of Washington and Lincoln.
In science, we're beginning a
unit of plant study with 3 experi-
ments: grow your own radish
seed necklace, which soil works


best, and how do nutrients travel
from roots to leaves. In writing,
our imaginations take flight as we
picture ourselves flying to favorite
vacation spots around the world.
Keep studying those multiplica-
tion facts!
Miss Kauffman's class is learn-
ing all we can about geometry.
We continue to expand our vo-
cabulary, especially in math and
science. In reading we're focus-
ing on main idea and details. We
also have worked hard on our
fluency and our DIBEL scores
proved it! Great job! Our animal
unit in science is "fur" ocious! We
love learning about vertebrates,
or animals with a backbone. We
continue to "step up" to the 100
Book Challenge. Keep reading
two steps every night!
Administration
Students celebrated the 1001
day of school at Everglades. They
read some 100"' day books and
counted by 1,s, 2's, 5's, and 10's
to 100. One class measured the
length of the Blue Whale on the
sidewalk which is approximately
100 feet. Some of the other activi-
ties included making a 100 word
list, writing numbers to 100, mak-
ing a 100 day necklace from 100
Fruit Loops, graphing and chart-
ing their 100th day snack, writ-
ing of 100 wishes, 100 seconds
of silence, making and wearing
100 day crowns, and many, many
more.
Student Council
On Saturday, Feb. 9 the Ever-
glades Student Council partici-
pated in the Speckled Perch Pa-
rade featuring our school mascot
"Gary Gator," our PTO officers
Mrs. Nicole Lynch and Ms. Hol-
lis Hunt, our Everglades "Teacher
of the Year, Heather Hawk," and


our "School Related Employee of
the Year," Elida Villalpando on the
golf carts.
Our school would like to send
a special thank you to Bert at Gil-
bert Golf Carts and Rick and Letta
Jordan for letting our school use
their golf carts in the parade.


Mrs. Hawk's class decorated
and ate a 100 cakp during
their celebration.


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professions or with medical back-'
grounds who want to make a dif-
ference in their community during
an emergency should consider
signing up for the Medical Reserve
Corps (MRC). A well-trained and
ready volunteer response team is vi-


Obituaries

Frances E. Austin
Frances E. Austin, age 92 of
Okeechobee died Feb. 13, 2008 at
Raulerson Hospital. Born Nov. 5,
1915 in Ft. Lauderdale. Mrs. Austin
was a loving mother and wife. She
came to Okeechobee from Boyn-
ton Beach, 34 years ago. She was
a member of the Seventh Day Ad-
ventist.
She is preceded in death by her
husband of 64 years, Charles B.
Austin.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Mary Bearden of Okeechobee
and Jean Chandler of Tavares;
sons, William Austin of Boynton
Beach and Edward Austin of Can-
nelton, Ind.; sisters, Doris Snider of
Ft. Lauderdale and Mildred Good-
bread of Stuart. In addition, she is
survived by 13 grandchildren, 14
great grandchildren and one great
great grandchild.
Private interment will be at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.

Kathy Faye Birdashaw
Kathy Faye Birdashaw, 56 of
Okeechobee died Tuesday, Feb. 12,
2008 in Raulerson Hospital. Born
June 26,1951 in Gilbert, W. Va., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1995. She loved to travel, play
golf, and was very devoted to her
family.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Birdie Birdashaw, Jr., of
Okeechobee; brother in-law, Dan
(fiancee, Cindy Stepanovich) Bird-
ashaw of Okeechobee; nephews,
Dan Birdashaw of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and Tony Birdashaw of Jackson-
ville.
There are no service plans at
this time. Friends may send con-
dolences to www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under the
- direction and care of Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


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Sons: John Marshall (Deceased),
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If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,
we would walk right up to heaven. And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
Our hearts ache in sadness and many tears will flow.
What it meant to lose you, no one can ever know.
But now we know you want us, to mourn for you no more.
To remember all the happy times, life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today.
A hallowed place within our hearts,
is where you'll always stay.


All Our Love,:
Always and Forever,
Mommy and Dad


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Thursday, Feb.
14, through Thursday, Feb. 21, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Spiderwick Chron-
icles" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Jumper" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre IllI- "Bucket List" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Car Pool 110
'Share a ride 115
'Card of Thanks 120
'In Memoriam 125
"Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160









Friday February 15th,
6:00PM
Preview 4:40 pm
AMERICAN LEGION
HALL
501SE 2nd St
OKEECHOBEE (behind
the fire station)
All the public is
welcome!
S Bienvenidos!
Furniture, Elec.
Keyboard, diamond ring
total 1 ct w/reserve,
tools, glassware, brand
name clothes. So much
stuff, Come & See
Come on down, food &
drink available.

Auctioneer:
Robert A. Dufresne
AU3485 AB2518
Phone (863)763-2692
10% buyers premium


BEAGLE leopard color, vi-
cinity of Park Street, Okee-
chobee. Call to identify
(863)763-3221


BLACK MOUTH CUR Yellow
w/black muzzle. Vic. Country
Hills Estate eve of 2/9/08.
Call (863)447-9127 if found.


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


CAT Black, Male, last seen in
Seminole Cove, please call
,(863)763-8149
CUR DOG Lrg, male, yellow
w/long tail, leather collar, vic
of Eagle Bay & Wolfe Road.
REWARD (863)634-1728
DIGITAL CAMERA Kodak,
w/Camo Case. Lost in vic. of
Yearling Middle School.
Please call (863)824-3423
ENGLISH BULL DOG Female.
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
hole. Dearly missed. Needs
medication! (863)228-4694
MEMORY CARD To a Kodak
Camera, Blue w/400 pictures
on it! Lost @ The Eagles
Club on 441. (863)261-2704
MIN POODLE White, Vic of
Basswood on 33rd Avenue.
Cash REWARD!! If found,
please call (863)697-8002
OLYMPUS DIGITAL SE 180
CAMERA vic. of Winn Dixie
or Face Farm Thrift Store.
(863)763-4670
SET OF CAR KEYS @
Speckled Perch Festival on
Sat. 2/9. If found please con-
tact (863)763-2181

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfelds.


ESTATE SALE
& YARD SALE
Thurs.,'Fri. & Sat.
Feb. 14th, 15th & 16th
8am-2pm -536 SE 16th Ave.
Okeechobee
Too much to list...
See you there!
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
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Fri. & Sat., Feb. 15th & 16th,
8am-?, 4955 NE 115th Dr.
Lots of household items, Bric-
A-Brac... Come check it outl
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES
On State Rd 70 West, 1/4
mile past the river on right,
February 14th, 15th & 16th,
8am-?? Furniture, tools,
fishing gear, misc, clothing,
toys & much morell

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Fri, Feb 15th & Sat, Feb 16th,
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7am-2pm, 500 SW 5th Ave.
(located next to Central Elem &
First Baptist Church)
Clothes, furniture, household
items, and much more
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helps you understand
the world around you.
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Tall Ghy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!

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





LOCKTENDERS
For Lake Okeechobee boat
locks & standby tenders
needed. WILL TRAIN! Lock
tender team needed for
Kissimmee River locks. House '
& utilities free. WILL TRAIN!
DFW Background checked.
Call (863)228-0280
or fax (863)983-8817.


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Customer Service/Sales
Energetic
Self Motivated
Professional
Appearance
Bi-Lingual
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~MEDICAL ASSISTANT/
NURSE-
Needed In busy Cardiology
office. Medical experience
needed. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Please fax
resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400
Your new home could be
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EXPERIENCED
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIAN
Must have good
driving record.
Immediate opening.
Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace
(863)467-8705
EXPERIENCED TEAM LEADER
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, Interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
RO. Box 943
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943
FT Receptionist for local con-
tractor, good communica-
tion, computer literate,
Benefits, Fax resume to
863-763-0948 DFWP
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The classified ads


Full Time
For busy home building company
Must be organized and energetic
Salary Plus Commission
Advanced Home Builders
107 SW 17th St, Suite B Okeechobee
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RN POSITION
For Medical Oncology Office.
Fax resume to (772)460-5503
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your trash to treasure
with an ad hi the classl-



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For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTfI
Painting, Repairs, CarpentY
FREE CONSULTANT
(863)763-4775


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Rpdio .15
Tickets 720
Tools .5
To s & Games :_730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Bu 740



WANTED Metallathe, 10"
or larger w/tooling if pos-
sible. Agoe ot important.
Milling MachlM, prefer ver-
tical style wtoling if pos-
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250



KINGS BAY, 2br/2ba, $750
mo. BASSWOOD, 2 br, 1 ba
$700/mo. (863)763-7301 or
(561)-248-5317
VILLA 2 br, 2 ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251



BASSWOOD 3 BR, 1 BA,
3632 NW 28th Ave. $875
mo. + $875 sec. dep. Call
Lex (561)715-1768
BASSWOOD ESTATES, OKEE.
3 beautiful New 3br, 2ba. on
large lots. $1050 mo. +
Sec. dep. (754)423-8202
BHR 3/1, on water, Tile, Lg
FR, carport. Partly furn., 26
4th St. $900/mo, + sec.
(561)968-4018


BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 'NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN 2 br, 1 ba, new
carpet, new A/C, newly
remodeled. $750/mo
(772)260-9472,
-NICE AREA-
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0432
NORTH OF TOWN- 3 br, 2 ba,
newly remodeled. $800/mo
(772)260-9472
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1050 + 1st
mo. sec. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE New, buy or
rent CBS, 3/2/1, Kings Bay,
$1000/mo. 1/2 appJied to
sales price (631)875-4701
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
-ON CANAL-
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last & $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0432
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$850 mo., $1,000 to move
in. 863-824-0981
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifieds



OKEECHOBEE Office Space
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities Included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545


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Business Places -
Sale ,.. .,1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070,
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CHEVRON Gas Station, Hwy
441, across from Home Depot
C- Store, Deli, Carwash. $1.1
million. Fin avail. Broker
owner. (407)256-9081



CONDO- 2/1.5 condo
$89,900
OPEN 11AM-4PM
Fri, Sat., & Sun.
Wolfe Rd west 1.5 m
follow signs
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010.
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yy lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE 1BR, 1BA w/
Florida Rm. No pets. $575
mo. & $550 sec. Call
863-763-0648 after 4pm


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MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
BHR MARINA 12x40, FVRm
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
DOUBLEWIDE 3/2, Fur-
nished, Storage bldg., Florida
Rm., Carport. REDUCED!
Must sell! Lots of extra's.
Open House, Sat., Feb. 16th
Town & Country Adult Park,
#113. (863)467-4509
'MOBILE HOME w/Fla. rm., in
RV park in Lakeport Fl, very
clean, furnished, $13,500.
Call Gary at 863-946-1667
RIVER BEND 55+ Adult
park, doublewide, newly re-
modeled, 3 br, 2 ba, com-
pletely furnished, carport &
workshop. Owner financing.
$25,000 (863)610-9466


Recreation



Boats 3005
'Campera/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis, 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



FOR RENT
Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River
(863)675-7080
PONTOON '87 24ft, Riviera
Cruiser, '04 4 stroke Suzuki
50hp engine, Minkota trolling
moto r, $ 5 5 0 0
(863)357-2741
PONTOON BOAT, '02 25'
Crest, w/GPS, seating ca-
pacity 17, port-a-potty,
amaha 115hp eng., very
good cond., $12,900.
(614)395-8258



PROWLER 2004 5th Wheel,
30 Ft, Lg slide out. Ex. cond.
No pets or smoke. $14,900
(606)344-8919 Okeechobee
TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft,
heavy duty tires, 20' awning,
1 slide out, light to tow, no
leaks, nice. $5800
(423)502-2214



JAYCO EAGLE '96 5th wheel,
w/ super slide, extra clean,
new tires, batteries, etc., no
leaks, everything works, re-
duced $ 9 5 0 0
(863)610-1120


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial lu cks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CAMARO '02, T-Top, High
performance. Like new in-
side. Needs body work.
$2200 (863)634-2516



JEEP CHEROKEE '91, 4 door,
Rebuilt engine, New tires &
brakes, etc. Cold A/C,
$3000 (863)634-2516


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2007-CA-391
DOUGLAS L. CUREY, JR.
Plaintiff
WILLIAM E. SMITH AND
JEAN B. SMITH
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM E. SMITH AND JEAN B.
SMITH, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that ap action for
quiet title to the follwling'property in
Okeechotee County, Florida:
LOTS C & D OFTRACT11, OFTHE E%
OFW'/ OFN'/OF N'/ OF TRACT
11, SECTION 17; AND W 81NOF NA/2
OF NA OF TRACT 11, SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST according to the plat thereof re-
corded In Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D In-
clusive, of the public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to It on Shelly A.
McKay, Esq,, the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is 207 SW 2nd Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or be-
fore 3/11/2008 and (file th e original
with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED this 4th day of Feb. 2008
SHARON R, ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
KATHY ARNOLD
Deputy Clerk
260071 ON 2/8,15.22,29/2008
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 29th day of February 2008
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1990 Blue Caddy Deville
1G6CD5338L4283414
2002 Gold NIssan Sentra
3N1CB51D72;685077
1988 Gray Joep Cherokee
1JCMR7811JT190855
1983 Maroon Olds DelIa 88
1G3AY37Y6DM701165
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
guarantees,
260323 ON 2/15/08


*~eca No I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2007-CA-395
DOUGLAS L.CUREY,JR.
Plaintiff
v,
GEORGE DAVIS
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GEORGE DAVIS, AND ALL OTHERS
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
quet title to the following property In
keechobee County, Florida:
LOT L OF TRACT 25W %/ OF WV OF N
h OF SIA OFTRACT 25 34S 33E
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a cop of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to It on Shelly A.
McKay, Esq., the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 207 SW 2nd Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or be-
fore 3/11/2008 and file the original
with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will bea entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
pettileon.
DATED this 4th day of Feb. 2008
SHARON R. ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
KATHY ARNOLD
Deputy Clerk
260081 ON 2/8,15,22,29/2008

Fiid It Iaster. Sel It soon-
er In the classilleds


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE NINETTENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CP-396
DOUGLAS L.CUREY, JR.
Plaintiffl
vs.
DIMITIROS KAPTIS,
Defendant,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DIMITIROS KAPTIS, AND ALL OTH-
ERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
t title e to the following property in
keechobe e County, Florida:
LOT C OF TRACT 8 EAST 1/2 OF WEST
1/2 OF NORTH 1/2 OF NORTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 08 SECTION 28 TOWNSHIP
34S RANGE 33E, according to the plat
book thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at
pages 3A-D Inclusive of the Okeecho-
ee County Public Records,
has been fled against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, it any, to It on Shelly A.
McKay, Esq., the PIlalintiff's attorney,
whose address Is 207 SW 2nd Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or be-
fore 3/11/2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on the Plaintiff's attomey
or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED this 4th day of Feb., 2008.
SHARON R. ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
260092 ON 2/8,15,22,29/08


SECTION 00030
INVITATION TO BID
Royal Concrete's Interseacton Realignment Labor Equipment, and Materials)
U.S. 9B/N.W. 16th Bltd.
OWNER,
Okeechobee County Bid # 2008-03
304 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Fl 34972
(863) 763-6441
CIVIL ENGINEER (Plans Available $50 00 Non-Refundable)
BOYLE ENGINEERING CORPORATION
421 N.W. 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863)763-8999
Fax: (863)763-6692
Okeechobee County will receive sealed bids on a General Contract, for:
Royal Concrete's Public Road Imorovements (Labor. Eauloment. and Materials)
Bids will be received at the office of "Okeechobee County Administrator" to the atten-
tion of Ms. Robbie Chartler, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 endorsed
with the name of the bidder and the project title by 3:00 PM Monday, March 24th,
2008. It is anticipated that the County will award the bid wihin 30 days after the
bids are due and provide the Notice to Proceed within two weeks after the con-
tract is executed. .
Each bidder is required to visit the site and to perform all investigations In the prep-
,.,, ii i,,Additionally, each bidder Is advised that there will be a manda-
tory pie-Die meeung for this phase of construction, Monday, March 3rd, 2008 at
2:00 PM at Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida; 34972. Also, It is required that each bidder submit a Public
Entity Crimes Report (Flodrida Statute Section 287.133(3)(a).
All BI DDERS shall provide proof that they are properly certified by the State of Flod-
da or have a State of Florida certified qualifier, or have a contractor's license as is-
sued by Okeechobee County. Any bid, which does not Include such
documentation, may be considered non-responsive.
Okeechobee County reserves the right to: waive any technicalities; reject any and all
Bids which are Incomplete, conditional, non-responsive, or which contain addi-
tions not allowed for; reject any or all bids In whole or in part with or without
cause; and accept the Bid which best serves the OWNER and the interests of
Okeechobee County.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certified Check, In an
amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to
Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the bid Is accepted the bidder
will execute the contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety
bonds, each equal to one hundred percent 100%) of the contract prce within ten
(10) days after written notice of the award o contract.
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners
261267 ON 2/15/08

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting wilt be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida.
To consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Resi-
dential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to the proposed classification Residential Mul-
tipl Family (RMF) tor Petition No. 08-001-R. The petition Is being submitted by
Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property ownerss, Shed Lachapelle, Trustee. The prop-
erty is located at 813 Southwest 2nd Street.
Legal: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Floriodda, and being more particularly described in Official
Records Book 562, Page 1959, Okeechobee County, Flonda, as follows: com-
mencing at a point on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, formerly known as
Pensacola Street, as shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 17, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida, 345 feet
South of the South line of Southwest Park Street, thence run South along the East
line of Southwest 10th Avenue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence run East a dis-
tance of 705.00 feet to the Southeast comer of Lot 18, according to the unrecord-
ed plat of survey, of said Section 21., made by Leon H. Willis, County Surveyor,
Okeechobee County, Forida dated March 26, 1963 for the Point of Beginning;
thence continue East a distance of 150.00 feet thence bear north parallel to the
centerldine of Northwest 9th Avenue, formerly known as Chokaloskee Street, to the
intersection with a curve in the Southerly right-of-way line of Southwest 2nd
Street, formerly known as Tuscaloosa Street, a distance of 400.81 feet, more or
less; thence run Southwesterly along the arc of said curve to the intersection with
the centerline extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet,
thence run South along the said centerdine extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a
distance of 370 feet, to the Southeast comer of Lot 18 and the Point of Beginning,
City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 1.31 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office,. Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Plannin0 Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 18,2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the General Services Office,
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, callTOD 1-00o-222-3448 (voice) or1-888-447-5620 (ITT).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Peion No. 08-001-R
260013 ON 2/6,15/08

NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, @ 3:30 PM. The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more infor-
mation, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting wil need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and
evidence upn which the appeal will e based. Planning and Development tapes
are tor the sole purpose of backup for official record of the Department
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
261314 ON 2115,22/08


Notice of Hearing
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
February 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeecho-
bee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact
Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 499 NW. 5th Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 763-5548 ext. 3001.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by th de Enforcement Special
Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony 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
261145 ON 2/15,16/08


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered t
this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
ack-up for the department.,
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate A
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; It you are heanng or voice i 0'-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Applicaton No. 08-001-SSA
260009 ON 2/6,15/08

READING A ,
NEWSPAPER...


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
BIDS ARE REQUESTED FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS BY THE FLORIDA FISHi
AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF:
PROJECT NUMBER: FWC 07/08-75
PROJECT NAME: CODY'S COVE (LAKE OKEECHOBEE) AQUATIC
ENHANCEMENT
PROJECT LOCATION: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
.4-
SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED: Remove, haul and deposit tussock/organic sediments
from Cody's Cove area of Lake Okeechobee to designated disposal area (Yankee
Point). .
BID OPENING DATE: March 18, 2008, 3:00 PM EST

PLACE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Purchasing Office, Room 364
620 South Meridian Street I,,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Telephone (850) 488-3428.
QUALIFICATION: -Each bidder whose field is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489,
and 633 of the Florida Statutes for licensure or certification must submit qualifica-
tion data of their eligibility to submit proposals with their bid.
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference to clarify any quee-
lions or ambiguities the bidders may have with respect to the bid documents has
been scheduled for 10:00am EST on March 07, 2008 at Yankee Point.
REQUIRED BONDS: Bids shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee of not less 5% df
the amount of the bid. After Award of Contract, a 100% Performance Bond and a
100% Labor and Material Payment Bond will be required. ,
PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the requirements of the
Drawings, Specifications, Bidding Conditions and Contractual Conditions, which
may be examined at the above-mentioned Purchasing Office,
BID DOCUMENTS:'
Bid documents shall be obtained from the Commission, upon payment of $25.00.
non-refundable, for one set. The payment envelope MUST be plainly marked od
the outside with the bid number. The bid package will be sent overnight upon ro- '
celving payment by the above-mentioned Purchasing Office. J
Direct questions to the Project Director:
Steven Gornak
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
3991 S.E. 27th Court
Okeechobee, Florida 34974 ,
Phone: (863) 462-5190
E-mail: steven.gornak@mywc.com
260775 ON 2/15 CGS 2/208

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
BIDS ARE REQUESTED FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS BY THE FLORIDA FIS"
AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF:
PROJECT NUMBER: FWC 07/08-76
PROJECT NAME: TIN HOUSE COVE (LAKE OKEECHOBEE)
AQUATIC ENHANCEMENT
PROJECT LOCATION: GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA 1.
SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED: Remove, haul and deposit tussock/organic sediments
from Tin House Cove area of Lake Okeechobee to designated spoil disposal area '
located at job site.
BID OPENING DATE: March 18, 2008, 4:00 PM EST
PLACE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Purchasing Office, Room 364
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Telephone (850) 488-3428.
QUALIFICATION: Each bidder whose field is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489
and 633 of the Foida Statutes for licensure or certification must submit qualticaE i
tion data of their eligibility to submit proposalswith their bid. .
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference to clarify any ques;. -
tions or ambiguities the bidders may have with respect to the bid documents hap
been scheduled for 2:00pm EST on March 07, 2008 at East bank of Indian Praini-,t-
Canal on the Herbert Hoover Dike. -
REQUIRED BONDS: Bids shall be accompanied by a bid guarantee of not less 5% of
the amount of the bid. After Award of Contract, a 100% Performance Bond and a
100% Labor and Material Payment Bond will be required.
PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the requirements of th N
Drawings, Specifications, Bidding Conditions and Contractual Conditions, which
may be examined at the above-mentioned Purchasing Office. ;
BID DOCUMENTS:
Bid documents shall be obtained from the Commission, upon payment of $25.00,
non-refundable, for one set. The payment envelope MUST be plainly marked on -
the outside with the bid number. The bid package will be sent overnight upon re-
ceiving payment by the above-mentioned Purchasing Office.
Direct questions to the Project Director:
Donald Fox
Forida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
3991 S.E. 27th Court
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E-mall: donald.foe@myfwc.com .
260776 ON 2/15 CGS 221/08 '

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF -
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning'P4
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 21; 2008 at
5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobe
Florida
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 08-002-SSA. The application is being submitted I t,
Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property ownerss, Shed Lachapelle, Trustee. The appli-
cation is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) Mil- !
tiple Family (MF) for property located at 701 Southwest Park Street.
Legal description: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range,
35 East, Okeechobee County, lorida, and being more particularly described in 0(-
ficial Records Book 562, Page 1959, h-,-,. r,,,,A,, '..,t,.,-;.t, :, s follows. "
commencing at a point on the East i,: :r ;,.r',r, i ir. ti .:, formerly :
known as Pensacola Street, as shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, r '
corded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Rori-
da, 345 feet South of the South line of Southwest Park Street, thence run South
along the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence
run East a distance of 705.00 feet to the Southeast comer of Lot 18, according 9
the unrecorded plat of survey, of said Section 21, made by Leon H. Willis, County
Surveyor, Okeechobee County, Florida dated March 26, 163 for the Point of BE-Th
ginning; thence continue East a distance of 150.00 feet thence bear north parallel f
to the centerline of Northwest 9th Avenue, formerly known as Chokaloskee Street,
to the intersection with a curve in the Southerly right-of-way line of Southwest
2nd Street, formerly known as Tuscaloosa Shtreet, a distance of 400.81 fee more
or less; thence run Southwestery along the arc of said curve to the interectioo
with the centerine extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 154.05 teetl..
thence run South along the said centerine extended of Southwest 9th Avenue,. 'r
distance of 370 feet, to the Southeast comer of Lot 18 and the Point of BeginnSmguh
City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 1.31 ace(s). The proposed
use is for Mui-Family dwellings.
A coy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Serviceb
Office, Rm o101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x28. 2
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for consider
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 4,2008. '
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the ij i ,,m, ,.., ,-,ir, r, ip,:t to any matter considered at
this meeting, or hearing will nres Lo ensure a veratim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
ack-up for the department. ,
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute ,
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
1ih proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior t tthe proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice i- -
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
I


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereamofter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall.
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobeqe
Florida
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No, 08-001-SSA. The application Is being submitted by
Jeb Acuff, on behalf of property ownerss, Visiting Nurse Association of Ronddt ,
Inc. The appllcaon Is to change the Future Land Use designation from Singe ;
Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 203 SE 2nd Street,
Legal description being: a parcel of land lying in Northwest one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East belns
more particularly described as follows: commencing at the Northwest comer ol
Lot 4 of Block 171, Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, thence run Soqt ,.
along the West line of said Lot 4, and the extension thereof, also being the east
right-of-way line of Southeast 2nd Avenue (formedy Tallahassee Street), for a din "
tance of 157,5 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South, along the
East line of sald Southeast 2nd Avenue, for a distance of 142.5 feet to the inter-
section within the North right-of-way line of said North line of said Southeast 2nd
Street, eor a distance of 217.9 feet to the Southwest comer of a parcel of land d-
scribed In OR. Book 1 ,at page 107, Public Records of Okeechobae County, Flora
da; thence run North, along the West line of said comer of said parcel, elng a.
point 157.5 feet South of the North line of said Block 171; thence run West, pal- '
teling the North line of said Block 171, for a distance of 217.9 feet to the Point of
Beginning and is approximately 0.712 acre(s). The proposed use is for an assist'
ed living facility.
A copy of the entire applications and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council or consider- ,
lion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 4,2008.


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Okeechobee County Fair to include demolition derby


A Demolition Derby will add
excitement to the Okeechobee
County Fair in March.
The Demolition Derby on
Sunday, March 16, will be an ex-
citing grand finale to the 2008
Okeechobee County Fair. Present-
ed by T.E. Promotions, "King of
the Derbies," in Clearwater, it will
be a part of a series of statewide
Demolition Derbies that will be
conducted to determine Florida's
state champion.
. Florida's 2008 points system
will begin on Feb. 22, at the St. Lu-
cqe County Fair, with two sched-
uled events, followed by compe-
t~ions at the Sumter County Fair
and at Indian River Fair before
driving at Okeechobee. Competi-
tion here is scheduled to begin at
4- p.m. on the final day of the fair.
: "Any year car is eligible to
compete in Okeechobee," said
Terry Eaglin, organizer of the
Demolition Derby. "Some drivers
will come from other areas to try
to win more points toward the
state title, but we hope that a lot
of people in Okeechobee County
will want to run at the Fair. It's a
local event for local people to put
4 demolition car together and get
out there and have some fun."
-_A former race driver himself,

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Terry Eaglin has been running
Demolition Derby events around
the world for the last 30 years.
He started the demolition com-
petition "from scratch" he said,
and he conducted 101 events last
year. His career with this even has
earned him the title of "King of the
Derbies," which is carried forward
in his website, www.kingofthe-
derbies.com, where people can
obtain entry forms and additional
information on how to enter. De-
tailed information on preparing
cars is also available at the local
auto part stores. All cars must


pass a detailed inspection before
the derby begins.
The idea of a Demolition Der-
by is for cars to run into each oth-
er until they can't run anymore.
Depending on the number of
entries, a series of "heats" will be
run to lead up to the final event.
The winner will be the last car still
running and even that car may
be completely totaled Mr. Eaglin
said.
All participants in the
Okeechobee Demolition Derby
must pay a $25 entry fee that in-
cludes, admission to the County


Fair and the drivers pit pass. The
top three winners at the Demo-
lition Derby in Okeechobee to
stand to win trophies and some
pretty good money too, Mr. Eaglin
said. First place receives an $800
cash award, with $400 going to
second place and $200 to third. In
addition, each of the heat winners
will receive cash awards.
All cars entered in the competi-
tion must meet certain standards
for safety, however, glass, plastic
grills, lights, chrome molding,
trailer hitches and body trim must
be removed and interiors must be


cleared of any flammable materi-
als. Gas tanks must be removed
and no more than six gallons of
gas may be kept in a boat tank or
a fuel cell. Key areas and doors
may be welded for additional
strength.
Drivers must be at least 18
years of age and must wear ap-
proved racing helmets. Driv-
ers must wear goggles or a face
shield, fire suit or long sleeve shirt,
long pants and closed toes shoes
are mandatory. Only persons with
valid pit passes will be allowed in
the pit during the race.


The Florida schedule will have
12 races this year, and drivers
can run in as many events as
they want, but only their top
three finishes will, count to-
ward the Florida championship.
There'll be really big cash prizes
along with trophies for the top
three finishers statewide.
"The purpose of the Derby is
to provide entertainment for the
spectators." Mr. Eaglin said. "It's
going to exciting and challeng-
ing -- and a whole lot of fun!"


Men's benefit
softball tournament
, On Feb. 23, there will be a
rien's benefit softball tournament
held as a fundraiser for the family of
Daniel Rickards who was recently
paralyzed in a car accident. The
family is in need of financial help to
cpver the expenses of the hospital
and care of Daniel. There will be a
$200 entry fee, ISA rules, bring your
own balls, 44's CORE, 5 home runs
-s 1 up. For information, contact JR
Suarez at (863) 697-1710.

Wrestling Club
sign ups
The Chobee Wrestling Club will
begin sign ups for the spring season
on Feb. 21, 26, 27 and 28. Kids
ages 5-18 are welcome to join, the
cost is $40. Practices are Tuesdays,
and Thursdays from 6 until 8 p.m.
in the O.H.S. gymnasium. Practice
will begin on March 4. If you have
any questions contact Coach Jah-
ner (863) 634-9411 or at the high
school.

March for Babies
benefit
', Okeechobee Seacoast National
liank will hold the 61h Annual Bass
Tournament to benefit the March
of Dimes/March for Babies on
Saturday, Feb. 23. The tourna-
ment will be held at Okee-Tantie
Marina.
' Early registration is available at
wWw.seacoastnational.com or by
picking up an application at any
Seacoast National Bank location.
The tournament is based on a
1'00-(2 angler) boat field, 1st place
pAyout will be 3,000, 2nd place
$1,500, 3rd place $750, 4th place
$500 and 5th place $250. Biggest
fish pays $1,000. A smaller field
will result in lower, prorated pay-
outs. Advance registration will be
closed on Feb. 20. Anglers will be-
gin at safe light with a weigh-in at
3$ .m. The cost of the tournament
i4 $110 per boat.
,'The general public is invited to
attend the weigh in and participate
ifi the 50-50 drawing. Come on
out and help support the March of
Dimes/March for Babies!

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee is seek-
in.g new members to become
involved in the Auxiliary's pro-
grams.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who actively
support recreational boating safety
abd other Coast Guard missions.
o' The Auxiliary also provides rec-
reational boating safety support to
sbte and local authorities.
P Members could be involved in
patrols, communications, admin-
iitration, seamanship, piloting/
navigation, weather or search and
rescue.
For information, call (863) 763-
0165.

Taylor Creek Bass
Club meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
r4eets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Host 9528 on the second Thurs-
day of each month. Tournaments
are held the following weekend.
New boaters and (especially)
don-boaters are welcome. For in-
formation call Dave Stout at (863)
467-2255
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.


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