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Publication Date: March 3, 2008
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News Briefs
Benefit planned for
Daniel Rickards
A benefit for Daniel A.
Rickards will be held Friday,
March 14, in the cafeteria of
the Grace Christian School at
701 S. Parrott Ave. Mr. Rickards,
20, was injured in a Jan. 27 car
crash and is now paralyzed
from the chest down. The
benefit is being held to help
defray medical costs incurred
by the family. Tickets for the
meal are $10 each and can be
purchased at Domer's Inc., 204
S.E. 10th Ave.; the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
ParrottAve; Grace Christian, 701
S. Parrott Ave.; or, Laura Sims
Accounting, 203 S.E. Second
Ave. Take-out lunches will be
available for pick up from Grace
Christian starting at 11 a.m.
Deliveries will be available for
five or more lunches between
the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dinner will be offered until 8
p.m., and can be either take-
out or dine-in. A -live auction
will be held from 6 until 8 p.m.
in the Grace Christian cafeteria,
and will be open to the public.
There will also be drawings and
prize giveaways throughout
the afternoon. For information,
contact Justin at (863) 634-0217
or Audra at (863) 634-2710.
Bowl for a cure
Help the concerned citizens
,of Okeechobee as we.Bowl and
Strike our way towards a Cure
for Cancer!
A Bowl-A-Thon will be held
on Friday, March 14 at Stardust
Lanes, 1465 Hwy 441 S.E. from
7 until 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per
person or $60 per team. Lanes
sponsorship is available for
$100. For information contact
Frank Riddle at (863) 447-1174.
All proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society.
AARP driver safety
class offered
An AARP driver safety
class offered at the American
Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second
St. (behind the fire station)
on Tuesday, March 11 and
Wednesday, March 12 at 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Tuition fee is $10 per
person to cover work books.
There are no tests required, but
you must attend both sessions
to complete the course to
qualify for the discount on
your Auto Insurance. For
information or to sign up for
class, contact Nell Bostwick at
(863) 763-4134.2008 Kids Day
Benefit Bass Tournament


Drought Index

Current: 511
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.05 feet
Last Year: 11.26 feet



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

Index
Classifieds............... .............. 7
Com ics...................................... 5
Calendar................................ 4
Crossword................................ 5
Opinion.... .................................. 4
Speak Out................................. 4
Sports.................................... 8
TV .......................................... 4
W eather.... ............ ............ 2
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At the rodeo: Red White and Blue


Megan Mullin, of Okeebobee, led the grand entry at the Wide Open Rodeo at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds on
Saturday.


Atlex Heatley was among the members of the Okeechobee
County 4-H Bits and Spurs Mounted Drill Team who per-
formed a the Wide Open Rodeo at the St. Lucie County Fair-
grounds over the weekend. The rodeo is part of the St. Lucie
County Fair.


New home uses


roof panels for


solar energy
John Eriksen of JDL Builders As rebates and tax credits
LLC in Okeechobee has built a continue and increase, this state
new home with a metal roof of the art technology should
which produces electricity from grow by leaps and bounds, said
the sun. Thin film photovoltaic Mr. Erikson. He predicts that
solar cells are laminated onto in the very near future, many
the standing seam metal roof building components -- primar-
and produce up to 2500 watts ily roofs -- will produce electric-
of electricity (2.5 kwh) during ity from the sun. By building
maximum sunshine exposure. "green," utilizing energy saving
Interconnected with the and environmentally sound
FPL power grid, the electricity practices, homes can become
produced is fed back into the more independent of foreign
grid and is credited to the hom- oil, fossil fuels, and non-renew-
eowner's account. able resources, he said.


Laranda Southprland rode with the Okeechobee
Bits and Spurs 4-h Club's Mounted Drill Team at
the Wideo Open Rodeo at the St. Lucie County Fair-
grounds on Saturday. The rodeo was part of the St.
Lucie County Fair.


faces


murder


charge

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
New charges have been filed
by the state against an Okeecho-
bee man accused of killing a
14-month-old baby in December
2006.
The state on Thursday, Feb.
28, 2007, issued a warrant charg-
ing Jeremy Lee Smith, 28, U.S.
441 S., with second-degree mur-
der.
Smith was already being held
in the Okeechobee County Jail
without bond on charges of pos-
session of a controlled substance
without a.prescription and aggra-
vated manslaughter of a child.
Assistant State Attorney Ash-
ley Albright said the second-de-
gree murder charge was added
because he felt it was warranted
due to the facts of the case.
Mr. Albright said Smith is slat-
ed to stand trial on these charges
on April 7, 2007.
The 6-foot-l-inch, 220-pound,
Smith was arrested in connection
with the death of Xavian Leach,
who died on Jan. 20, 2006, at St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.
The toddler's official cause of
death was blunt force trauma to
the head.
-- D ticLive etty Taylor, of
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), said in an in-
terview shortly after the child's
death that he had a.bruise on his
brain that was about the size of
a baseball. She said he also suf-
fered a fractured skull, and spinal
cord bruising at the base of his
skull.
On Jan. 15, 2006, Smith told
the detective that he found the
child lying on the bedroom floor
as if he had fallen out of bed.
Smith had been left alone with
the child for about 30 minutes
while Xavian's mother went to
get some food.
In his interview with Detec-
tive Taylor, Smith said he picked
the child up off the floor but the
child was stiff. He then report-
edly told the detective he started
to do cardio pulmonary resusci-
tation (CPR) but realized Xavian
wasn't breathing.
In her report, Detective Taylor
said Smith began shaking the
baby but said "... he saw that lost
look in the child's eyes, which he
had seen before... ."
OCPD Detective Bill Saum
said Xavian's injuries told a dif-
ferent story.
"The massive injuries we saw
did not look like the child fell out
of the bed," said the law enforce-
ment veteran of 22 years.
Xavian was taken to Rauler-
son Hospital then transported by
helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital.
After an exhaustive effort by
the OCPD and the Okeechobee

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County Sheriff's Office, Smith
was arrested .lan, 15, 2006, I le
was found hiding under a porch
at the time of his arrest,
At that time he wa;s only
charged with x IolIii.n of probal-
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She has been a law enforce'
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Budweiser Team
A visit from the Budweiser Clydesdales team was a special surprise for rodeo fans at the Wide Open Rodeo, part of the
St. Lucie County Fair, at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The 8-horse team made some tight turns as they
traveled around the rodeo arena.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Bits and Spurs Mounted Drill Team
The Okeechobee County 4-H Bits and Spurs 4-H Club Mounted Drill Team performed at the Wide Open Rodeo at the St.
Lucie County Fair on Saturday. Left to right are Katie Brummett, Kayla Benson, Laranda Southerland and Alex Heatley.


News Briefs

City has housing funding
The City of Okeechobee has funding available for the Community
Development Block Grant Housing Assistant Buyout Program to as-
sist homeowners in repairs, replacement or relocation from Hurricane
Wilma. The minimum criterion is the home must have undergone
flooding from Hurricane Wilma and be owned by households at or
below the 80% adjusted median income level. For further information
please contact Deborah Belcher, Okeechobee County Grant Consul,
tant, (863) 467-6600.

Tax returns and E-filing done free
AARP-Taxaide offers free, tax preparation and E-Filing. This 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 Tuesdays
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Bingo hall, 501 S.I.
Second St. (doors open 8:45 a.m. no sooner.) You must bring last year"
tax return, all W-2's; 1099s; Interest, Dividend, Broker and Social Sectj
rity Statements and any other financial documents for 2007. Picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates required 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 appointI
ments. For information call Neile Foreman, District Coordinator, (863)
357-1694. (Please do not call the American Legion for information!)

Help with FPL electric bills available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share Pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL Corporate
funds. The program was set up to help lower income residents with
their electric bill once a year under specific circumstances. The pro-,
gram provides emergency assistance funds to customers who are in


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Church of God of Prophecy marches for Christ


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Youth leaders of the Church of God of Prophecy, Mary Nelson, Wanda Woodham, and Lisa "The goal is to get peoples attention and let them know that Sunday school can still make a
Mullins orchestrated a Sunday School march for Christ. marching the two and a half miles up difference" said a church member of the walk. A prayer for the effectiveness and safety of the
441 to church allowed the community to see that youth do attend church and praise God. walkers was said followed by a passionate march to Sunday School.


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
The march for Christ, by the Church of God of Prophecy, began
at the corner of Walgreens and continued up 441 to the Church of
God of Prophecy. As part of their Sunday School studies this morn-
ing the kids learned a lesson in not being ashamed of their faith.


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
"Help us build our Sunday School" was one of the many quotes used
to decorate attention grabbing posters for those driving along 441
while the march was in progress. The Sunday School class put their
talents to use in hopes of getting a higher attendance for class.


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Church of God of Prophecy demonstrated their passion for Christ Sunday morning with a march along 441 N.


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Posters made the Sunday School class varied in design.
One little girl created one that said "Dirty Life, Clean it up
with Jesus", a similar phrase to the popular Orbitz commer-
cials. While others were crosses with nails in them or slo-
gans praising Sunday School and requesting new members
and visitors. As the adults and kids marched up 441 they
found their work effective as people driging by honked.


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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
DIAPERS: This is a response to the caller who inquired about find-
ing diapers left in public places. A diaper that has been left in this
manner is called a "steamer". This practice is a cultural expression
of pride in one's offspring, that is akin to displaying a trophy won in
competition, or a photograph of the child. There is no greater pride or
affection than that which is felt by a parent toward their child, even for
something as simple as the child doing his business in his diaper. Par-
ents burst with pride when this occurs, and can often be seen chang-
ing the diaper with tears of joy in their eyes, knowing that their little
one is destined for great things. After all, the child is already expressing
himself in a most articulate way. So if you, passerby, are fortunate
enough to encounter one of these "steamers", rejoice, and know in
your heart that it has been left just for you, as a profound expression
of parental pride. If you feel moved, take it in your hands, take it to
your table with you, or have a game of catch with it, but please don't
infringe on little junior's freedom of speech.
BEWARE OKEECHOBEE SHOPPERS: Paper will let you print
anything on it. So before you buy, it pays to compare prices. We all
know that Okeechobee is the price gouging capital of the world.
NON-LOCAL LABOR: In a time of such economic hardship con-
ducting business on a local level has never been more important. Many
companies are moving into the area now that they have overbuilt and
consumed everything on the coast of Florida. Many coastal service
companies are advertising in Okeechobee now, along with high vol-
ume home builders. The problem I have is none of this benefits our
local economy. These companies use non-local subcontractors re-
gardless of price or quality. They have' made no effort to help the local
economy or show their interest for the community. Very little of the
money earned in Okeechobee will be spent here. Only use companies
who have a commitment to the local community they operate in!
HATS OFF... OR ON?: In regard to people wearing a cap or hat
into a restaurant, there are worse things to see while dining. I would
rather see a cap on someone's head than see hat hair or windblowrt
hair. We have this "bad hair day" problem here regularly due to being
able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors all year round. Worse than looking
at tousled hair in a restaurant is looking at someones belly showing,
especially if thier navel is peirced or surrounded by tatoos. And how
about looking at someone's tatooed backside showing above thier
low riding pants while you are dining? I know this is going to offend a
great many people who sport thier tatoos proudly, but I truly believe
most people in a restaurant prefer not to see too much skin showing.
Perhaps a biker bar would be an appropriate place for displaying tat-
toos on bellies and backsides. Did it occur to anyone that there might
be other reasons for a man or woman to wear a cap in a restaurant?
Perhaps that person might be a chemo patient who has lost thier hair.
There can be other health related issues -- such as surgery-- that might
be a reason some one would want to cover their head. Often a hat is
part of a,person's attire for the day, part of a uniform.worn at work.
Unless there is a "dress code" in a restaurant which requires more
formal attire, I see no reason for a person being criticized for choosing
to keep their hat on.
+ OKEECHOBEE DOCTORS: I have to disagree with the person
who complained about the long waits and not being able to see a
doctor in a reasonable length of time. I personally have not ran into
this situation with the doctors here in Okeechobee. Having had my
fair share of medical problems in the past few years I can tell.you
that I have yet to visit a doctor who has not seen me for an appoint-
ment ih a reasonable length of time, but never more than an hour
after my scheduled appointment. You must realize that these doctors
also may be working with a critical patient, or called out to attend an
emergency at the hospital. If you are dissatisfied with the service you
receive in Okeechobee, then by all means take the extra two hours
to drive to the coast. To all the great doctors and medical staff here in
Okeechobee who have treated me during my recent bout with cancer
and internal problems, thank you for my prompt, professional and
caring service. In my book you people are great.
DOG: I am calling about the lady with the dog that she trained her-
self (congratulations) but if she had the dog certified, the dog would
be very little trouble. I see where she said she would be glad to pick
up after it if she has too, well its a good thing she doesn't live in New
York, cause it is a law to pick up the pooches' potty.
COUNTY: If you do not like the way the County is run, then enter
the race. You may win, it is open to everybody. Overall I think they are
doing a good job, and I am proud to say that I voted for all five. and
if they run again I will vote for at least four and may even vote for the
fifth one again. I think they did a good job by hiring George Long, but
I think they did an even better job when they got rid of him. Editor's
note: Candidates for county commission must live in the district they
represent, so the upcoming county commisison races are only open
to candidates who live in those districts. Voting however, is county-
wide, so all county voters will choose the county commissioners.



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IFAS helps agriculture and Fl


By John Hoblick
President of Florida Farm Bureau
Federation
What is the future of Florida's
agriculture industry?
I am often asked questions very
similar to this and I have given it a
great deal of thought.
As president of the state's only
general agriculture organization
representing 143,000 member
families, I can say I see a bright
future for Florida.
A year ago I was tapped to
serve as chair of a group of CEOs
and directors of agricultural asso-
ciations and corporations seeking
a shared industry -wide vision. The
Future of Agriculture task force de-
veloped the vision that agriculture
will remain a pillar of Florida's
economy. The leaders who serve
on the task force see agriculture
remaining an important econom-
ic force into the 21st Century and,
we want to share that vision with
Gov. Charlie Crist, legislators, and
Bernie Machen, president of the
University of Florida.
Agriculture's bright future
doesn't come without challenges.
Many of these challenges will re-
quire collaboration. .
Which brings me to the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agriculture Sciences (UF/


IFAS) and the threat of substantial
budget cuts during this year's leg-
islative session.
We all understand that the state
is facing a record revenue short-
fall that will require budget cuts,
across the board. Specific figures
are not yet available, but most
certainly UF/IFAS will face cuts; so
will every other program funded
by the Florida Legislature.
My concern is that programs
related to agriculture not be cut
disproportionately relative to oth-
er programs, and Farm Bureau
continues to work to make it clear
to legislators and administrators
that disproportionate cuts could
diminish the viability of the agri-
culture industry, which remains
Florida's second-largest economic
contributor.
The research and Cooperative
Extension Service components
are major resources that benefit
not only Florida agricultural pro-
ducers but every Floridian. With a
unique climate and over 280 agri-
cultural commodities produced in
Florida, UF/IFAS provides needed
research and development for
this industry. For the vast major-
ity of these commodities no other
university or college is doing the
needed research. Florida's unique
climate creates distinct and sepa-
rate research and technology


transfer needs.
As the crops have changed, the
university's services to the industry
have adjusted accordingly. Within
the last five years, a great deal of
university research has dealt with
the protection of natural resourc-
es. Because farmers and ranch-
ers contribute significantly to the
stewardship of the state's land,
wildlife and natural resources, the
university is assisting them with
this mission. Agriculturalists are
pioneers in proper land use and
their enterprises interface with our
natural resources. They should be
congratulated for centuries of de-
votion to the cultivation of food
and the protection of the land
upon which we all depend.
I am concerned about the
potential for draconian budget
cuts. Extension benefits both the
general public (urban and rural)
and the agricultural community.
The services IFAS provides simply
aren't being provided by any other
entity.
Historically, UF/IFAS has had
Extension Offices in each of Flor-
ida's sixty-seven counties. Sixteen
Research and Education Centers
(RECs), Research and Demon-
stration
Sites (RDSs) and several other
offices are located throughout the
state.


With a renewed public inter-
est in "green" or sustainable liV-
ing, IFAS is in a unique position
to provide reliable information in
this area.
Soultionsforyourlife.com is
perhaps the best way to sum uO
what IFAS/Extension does for evr
eryone in Florida. This website is a
gateway to all of that expertise and
makes it easy for the public to g6t
the information they need, at any
time. Topics include lawn and gar-
den care, family life and consumer
choices, agriculture, community
development, the environment
and youth development. The site
is focused on providing timely and
relevant solutions for improving
Floridian's lives.
Floridians must realize how im-
portant IFAS is; not only to agricul-
ture, but to the many niches it filly
for all of us. I encourage everyone
to contact their legislators, mem-
bers of the board of trustees and
President Machen to let them know
how much we all value IFAS's con-
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John Hoblick has been presi-
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Federation since 2006. Florida
Farm Bureau is the largest gen-
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state representing 143,000 merm-
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Looking back ...
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Standing Head

Monday. March 3 at (863) 532-0449.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
open meeting. Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lu- the Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church.
theran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information, Bring a lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is
contact Robert Rosada at (863) 467-5440. welcome. For more information please contact Karen Graves at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at (863) 763-6952.
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call (863) AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
634-4780. holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeecho- nights from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-
bee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who Anon meetings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an ap- family and friends of alcoholics. For information call Chris at
pearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner (863) 467-5714.

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The first grade students at
South Elementary
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about their up-
coming trip to the
Manatee Center.
We are also busy
making posters for
the FCAT pep rally.
Go South! Don't forget to stop by
and see our rodeo art that will be
on display at the fair.
Second Grade
News
Science has been very interest-
ing here at South. We are learning
about the Earth's surface and the
changes that occur to it over time.
We made our own, exploding vol-
canos. What a blast that was! We
have found that there are many
interesting and different kinds of
rocks all through the Earth's many
layers. Some of those rocks are


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Assorted Cereal
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; we each had a Lunch
cookie and a tooth BBQ Pork Rib on Bun
as to excavate the Hot Pockets
om the Earth (the Chef Salad
onstrate how real Golden Yellow Corn
ig for ancient fos- Mixed Fruit Cup
vere through with Fresh Fruit
process we ate the Tossed Salad
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- March 11, March Breakfast
arch 14, March 17 Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Assorted Cereal
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plenty of rest, eats Breakfast Fresh Fruit
st and is at school Lunch
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
March 21 is Good Hot Ham &Cheese Sandwich
ur day off. Yogurt Fruit & Cheese Plate
AK Spring Break Potato Triangles
2008 thru April 4, Mandarin Orange Sections
Fresh Fruit
I return to school Tossed Salad
Wed March 5
Pancake & Sausage Wrap
Assorted Cereal
I ^ Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
4 Spaghetti w/ Mt Sc Elem
Garlic Bread Sticks
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
Chef Salad
Mixed Vegetables
Applesauce
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Thu March 6
Breakfast
Sausage Pizza


Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Chicken & Yellow Rice
Biscuit
Hot Dogs
Cottage Cheese & Fruit
Salad
Green Beans
Fruit w/ Gelatin
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Fri March 7
Breakfast
Toast & Scrmbld Eggs
Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Breakfast Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Corn Dog, Low Fat
Chef Salad
Vegetable California Blend
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Monday March 3
BBQ Pork Rib on Bun
Chicken Nuggets
Honey Wheat Rolls
Chicken Ceasar Salad
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Golden Yellow Corn
Mixed Fruit Cup
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Tuesday March 4.
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Hot Ham &Cheese Sandwich
Turkey Sub Grab & Go
Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Potato Triangles
Mandarin Orange Sections


Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Wednesday March 5
Spaghetti w/ Mt Sc-Sec
Garlic Bread Sticks
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
.Ham & Cheese Sub
Chicken Nugget Salad
Mixed Vegetables
Applesauce
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Thursday March 6
Chicken & Yellow Rice
Biscuit
Sub Sandwich Meatball
Chicken Oriental Salad
Turkey / Whole Wheat
Grab and Go REV
Seasoned Green Beans
Fruit gelatin
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Friday March 7
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Corn Dog, Low Fat
Chef Salad
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Vegetable California Blend
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
High School
Monday March 3
BBQ Pork Rib on Bun
Chicken Nuggets
Honey Wheat Rolls
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Chicken Ceasar Salad
Pizza Basket
Golden Yellow Corn
Mixed Fruit Cup
Fresh Fruit.
Tossed Salad
Tuesday March 4


BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Hot Ham &Cheese Sandwich
Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Turkey Sub Grab & Go
Pizza Basket
Potato Triangles
Mandarin Orange Sections
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Ken's Barbeque Sauce
Wednesday March 5
Spaghetti w/ Mt Sc-Sec
Garlic Bread Sticks
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Chicken Nugget Salad
Ham & Cheese Sub
Pizza Basket
Mixed Vegetables
Applesauce
Fresh Fruit
Fruit Juice, 6 oz
Tossed Salad
Heinz, Dispenser Packs
Thursday March 6
Chicken & Yellow Rice
Country Style Biscuit
Sub Sandwich Meatball
Chicken Oriental Salad
Turkey / Whole Wheat
Grab and Go REV
Pizza Basket
Seasoned Green Beans
Fruit w/ Gelatin
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Friday March 7
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Corn Dog, Low Fat
Chef Salad
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Pizza Basket
Vegetable California Blend
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
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Job Information 225
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Sales 230




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NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to nursing of
Zilla Forslhye, LP.N.
5430 Lot # C3 Highway 441 SE
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CASE NO. 2007-15892
LICENSE NO.: PN5150765
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Michael G. Lawrence Jr.,
Assistant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265, (850)245-4640
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by March 17, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
This notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
261194 ON 2/19,26 & 3/3,10/2008

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NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to nursing of
Yvonneya A. Gary, C.N.A.
5430 Lot # C3 Highway 441 SE
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CASE NO. 2007-10945
LICENSE NO.: CNA 106628
The Department of Heath has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Shenika Harris, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin#
C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265, (850)245-4640
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by March 17, 2008,
the matter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
DD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECDECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING, ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEET INA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AING.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
I OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
'861)763-4601 OR(863)684-3166
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Local athletes take honors


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Okeechobee's Robbie Else-
miller picked up his first save of
the season February 23 as Stetson
won their first game, 4-2 over Con-
necticut, in front of 1,927 fans.
Vantavious Askins was part
of the final football team ever at
Rainy River Community College
in Minnesota. The Voyageurs
finished 6-3 this year and quali-
fied for the state tournament for
the first time in the school history.
A month later the school admin-
istration decided to discontinue
the football program due to a
low loan repayment rate among
football players. Askins was the
starting QB for Okeechobee high
school during his senior year in
the fall of 2006.
The high school weight lifting
team deserves some credit for a
recent meet at Fort Pierce Central.
This was the first year OHS had an
official weight lifting team.
Members of the team include
Monica Chavez, Sarah Payne,
Valerie McKee, Deanna Davis,
Tessa DelCampo, and Rina


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Boswell. All of them competed
in various weight classes and did
well at the meet in Fort Pierce.
Chavez placed second, Payne sec-
ond, McKee first, Davis second,
DelCampo third, and Boswell
second in their different weight


classifications.
JV softball pounded out 11
runs to defeat Glades Day 11-2 on
Tuesday night.
The boy's baseball program
has so many players this year that
they had to break up the junior
varsity squads into two teams, an
A and a B squad. Tim Jenkins
and Brenton Bohannon are
coaching the two squads. Home
games include dates with St. Al-
bans on March 15, Vero Beach
on March 22, and Centennial on
March 29. The other JV has home
games on March 7 against West-
wood, March 15 against St. Al-
bans, March 19th against Jensen
Beach and March 21 against Lake
Placid.
Scott Zech of Big Lake Hos-
pice is a former baseball player
for Florida State University. He
was drafted by the Montreal Ex-
pos and played for several of their
farm teams making it as far as
AAA with the Ottawa Lynx.


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