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Vol. 99 No. 70


Registration opens
The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
Kindergarten registration at the
following schools:
April 14, South Elementary
School 462-5087
April 15, Everglades Elemen-
tary School 462-5108
April 16, Seminole Elemen-
tary School 462-5116
April 17, North Elementary
School 462-5100
April 18, Central Elementary
School 462-5077
If your child will be 5 years
old on or before September 1,
2008, you should begin gather-
ing the following information
required by law to enter public
Legal Proof of Birth Date.
Up-to-Date Immunization
Health Exam Record that
has been completed by a physi-
cian since September 1, 2007
Proof of Residence (FPL
statement; OUA statement,
Please contact the school
your child will attend '!to sched-
ule an appointment for kinder-
garten registration. If you do not
know which school your child
will attend, contact the Student
Services Office at 462-5000 ex-
tension 260.
14 de abirl, South Elemen-
tary School 462-5087
15 de abril, Everglades El-
ementary School 462-5108
16 de abril, Seminole El-
ementary School 462-5116
17 de abril, North Elemen-
tary School 462-5100
18 de abril, Central Elemen-
tary School 462-5077 -
Su nino/a debera tener
cinco de edad en o antes, del
primero de septiembre, 2008,
para poder ser eligible. Antes
de que su nino(a) entire a la
escuela, usted necesita traer los
documents siguientes:
Acta de Nacimiento (Prueba
de Nacimiento)
Expedientes de las Vacumas
(Estart al dia y documentadas
por un doctor o el Departmen-
to de Salud) .
Un Certificado de Examen
Fisico (Hecho por un doctor
desde el 1 de septiembre de
Prueba de Recidencia
(Cuenta de FPL, Cuenta de
OUA, etc.)
Pongase en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area
para hacor una cita.

Drought Index
Current: 450
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.12 feet
Last Year: 11.24 feet

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

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Okeechobee County Fair: Rodeo Action

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Bobby Peadon of Okeechobee was thrown during his bull riding attempt on Saturday at the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Spring Rodeo at the Agri-Civic Center, part of the Okeechobee County Fair.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jessie Brown stayed on board for 1.49 seconds in the mutton bustin' event on Satur-
day. The mutton bustin' competition, which lets youngsters get a taste of rodeo excite-
ment as they try to ride sheep, is always popular with the rodeo fans.

Rucks, Buchanan

receive State 4-H

Dairy Scholarships

Two members of the
Okeechobee Class of 2008
were recently awarded schol-
arships at the State 4-H Dairy
Show in Kissimmee and the
Agricultural Hall of Fame Ban-
quet in Tampa.
Kelly Buchanan and Lindsey
Rucks were both chosen to re-
ceive the K & J 4-H Dairy Schol-
arship at the State 4-H Dairy
Show in Kissimmee on Feb. 10.
This scholarship of $500 was
awarded for their outstanding

involvement, achievements,
and leadership in the 4-H Dairy
Program and their community.
Kelly and Lindsey were also
chosen to receive a $500 schol-
arship from the Florida Agricul-
tural Hall of Fame. This schol-
arship was awarded at the Hall
of Fame Banquet in Tampa on
Feb. 12. This scholarship was
for Kelly and Lindsey's involve-
ment in helping to promote
Florida's agricultural.
See Dairy Page 2

Clown Keith Isley performed
some rope tricks to the mu-
sic of the Blues Brothers
at the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Rodeo at the Agri-
Civic Center. The rodeo was
part of the first weekend's
events for the Okeechobee
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OHS Brahmans upset by Fort Pierce Westwood

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
It has been several years since
Westwood High School has played
competitive baseball against
Okeechobee High School. That's
why Friday's result was a surprise
when Okeechobee lost to West-
wood, 2-0, in Fort Pierce.
Okeechobee managed just two
hits against senior lefty David Car-
mona, who has taken his share of
losses to Okeechobee in the past
three years.
Carmona used a variety of
pitches to keep the Brahmans off
balance. He ended up with three
strikeouts and a shutout.
The Brahman's Cameron
Tewksbury was almost as good

on the mound. He tossed five
solid innings and was although
he allowed the two runs and took
the loss, none of the runs were
Westwood scored when Isaac
Virgin reached on a Tewksbury
error in the second and came
around on a double by Robert Al-
len. Their second run scored in the
fifth when Allen singled, moved up
on an error and a passed ball and
scored on a fielder's choice.
Westwood improved to 4-2 in
the district which is their best re-
cord this late in the year for several
seasons. Allen ended up with a 3
for 3 day at the plate with the RBI
Okeechobee, now (3-7 overall

and 2-2 in the district), could not
get their bats going Friday during
the matinee at Westwood. They
got a seventh inning single from
Will Davis and a fifth inning dou-
ble by Evan King. They had only
one runner reach third base in the
Okeechobee's offensive strug-
gles have been a bit surprising.
However Carmona has improved
his game each year and he has
won Westwood's four games this
year. He also went I for 3 at the
Okeechobee's only scoring
threats came in the second as
Adam Tewksbury reached base
but was erased trying to steal sec-

Clay Coleman reached on an
error in the fourth and got as far as
third thanks to an out and a passed
ball. However he was stranded
when Davis was struck out.
King doubled with two outs in
the fifth but was stranded when
freshmen Mark Weir, given his first
start in left, grounded out to third.
Davis hit a one out single in the
seventh but stayed at first as Mike
McClain grounded out to end the
Cameron Tewksbury tossed
five innings, allowed four hits,
walked one and struck out six for
The Brahmans hosted Lincoln
Park on Saturday morning in an-
other district contest.

While the boys lost on the road
the Brahman girls were having
trouble getting their games under-
way. Thursday nights home game
against Fort Pierce was cancelled
by rain. Friday, Glades Central
called at the last minute and an-
nounced their girl's softball team
has disbanded, cancelling their
season. Okeechobee earned a for-
feit district win without taking the
"It was a hitters day even
with the wind blowing out. How-
ever we always respect Okeecho-
bee," Coach Stewart noted. "They
are very tough and well coached.
It was nice to see us break out a
little bit because we've been strug-

"When our relievers come in
they have to come in and be ef-
fective right away. They can't put
gasoline on the fire," Tedders not-
ed, "We have the guys that can get
the job done. We just need them
to pitch better."
Stokes was charged with three
hits and two runs in four innings.
He didn't walk any and struck out
five. Minondo took the loss as he
was charged with three runs and
didn't record an out.
Crawford worked two innings
and was charged with four runs,
three of them earned.
Brice Buckner struggled in his
one inning and he was charged
with four runs.

Brahmans fall to Lincoln Park

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School had
plenty of motivation when they
took the field against District op-
ponent Lincoln Park on Saturday.
They knew it was a crucial district
game, but they also had a chance
to avenge an early season loss at
the St. Lucie tournament when
Lincoln Park dominated Okeecho-
bee, 18-4.
Lincoln Park brought their big
bats again to defeat Okeechobee,
13-5, twice scoring five runs in an
The wind on a brisk March day
played a big factor in the game. In
the second inning Tom Frawley
took advantage of the wind when
he hit what seemed to be a rou-
tine fly ball to right. The ball kept
carrying and blew all the way over
the 330 foot sign in right field to
give the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead.
Mike Miller followed with a dou-
ble to left and he scored .on a two
out single by Nick McWilliams.
Lincoln Park Coach Chuck
Stewart has two sons on the
Greyhounds this year. Both bat at
the top of the order and get their
team going. "We had some young
players that did a good job today.
We've been. struggling a little
bit. For some reason we've hit
Okeechobee's pitching well. Why
that is? I don't know."
His son Charles got on base
several times and his younger son
Luke, a freshman, started at short-
stop and didn't an excellent job in
the field and at the plate.
Okeechobee couldn't get much

going at the plate through the first
three innings against left hander
Jarrod Turner. He threw three
shutout innings, and allowed just
a one out walk to Clay Coleman,
and a two out walk to Will Davis
in the first. He also allowed a two
out bunt single by Coleman in the
third. Turner struck out six of the
first 12 Brahmans he faced.
The Brahmans finally got their
bats going after 10 shutout in-
nings in a row as they scratched
across two runs in the bottom of
the fourth to tie the game. Davis
ripped a triple into the wind in
center field. He scored on a wind
blown single off the bat of Adam
Tewksbury that was misplayed in
right field. Pinch runner Jake Dav-
enport scored one out later on a
sacrifice fly by Mark Weir.
Lincoln Park came back with
a big rally in the fifth against the
Brahman bullpen. Mike Minondo
relieved starter Dustin Stokes and
was greeted by a single by Charlie
Stewart and a double by his broth-
er Mike. He walked Dustin Saffioti
to lead the bases. Jonathan Craw-
ford relieved and one run scored
on a single by Jose Molina, and a
sacrifice fly by Miller and a single
by Frawley. The five run fifth left
the Greyhounds in front, 7-2.
"We're getting better but we
have to put I together at the plate.
We are not aggressive at. the
plate," Tedders added.
Crawford worked out of a jam
in the sixth and his batters came
back with a rally to get back into
the game, Adam Tewksbury struck
out on a ball in the dirt in the sixth
but hustled all the way to the sec-

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Adam Tewksbury watches a foul
ball drift during Saturday's game.
ond when Molina couldn't handle
the ball. Mike McClain was hit by
a pitch and both runners would
score thanks to a passed ball and a
ground out by Drew Selvey. Cole-
man made a bid to score two runs
with a drive to short right. Saffioti
made a nice running grab to rob
Coleman of an extra base hit to
end the inning. Still Okeechobee
trailed 7-4 going to the seventh.
Again, Lincoln Park rallied as
they got a two run single by Char-
lie Stewart against the Brahman
bullpen to increase their lead to
9-4. Saffioti added an RBI single
to make it 10-4. Frawley hit a two
out triple to score two more and
make it 12-4 Lincoln Park. Ed Dil-
lon capped the rally with a single
to center to make it 13-4.

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Community Service Through Journalism

J The Okeechobee Community Choir
in its 10th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will present the Easter Cantata,

The Day He Wore My Crown
and Other Easter Favorites, Including
The Holy City and Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus

Presented at The First United

Methodist Church

200 NW 2nd Ave.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday,

March 14 March 15 March 16

The heavenly selections will be gloriously sung by a 66-voice choir
comprised of singers from the following 13 local
churches: Buckhead Ridge Christian, Church of
Our Saviour, First United Methodist, His House
Fellowship-Church of the Nazarene, KOA
Community, Northside Baptist, Okeechobee
Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran, Sacred Heart
Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Saint
Theresa's Catholic, The Gathering, and
Westside Christian
Justin Allen, Paul Beatty, Betsy Cheney, Reid
and Erin Ellinger, Michael Hutchison, JoAnn
Kane, Kevin Kinnaird, Lonnie Kirsch, John & Chris
Sufficool, Sydney Thacker, Kathryn Wilkinson &
Victoria Williams
Accompanist: Michael Hayes Narrator: Nicolle Wood
Sound: Sheila Brown
Admission is free A Love Offering will be taken
Questions? Call 634-7714

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Speak Out
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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
MARIJUANA: Legislation without enforcement is nothing. If you
are going to legalize a previously illegal substance, you need to have
rules, regulations and laws in place governing its use and distribu-
tion. If you legalize a mind altering, reaction-affecting drug, and do
not change your DUI laws to include operation of a vehicle under the
influence of this substance, you're telling people that it is acceptable
to get high as a kite and drive. To keep people from using weed and
then getting on the road, causing accidents and deaths, you need a
fear of punishment for driving while high. It's obvious that people
don't fear the current DUI laws and punishments. That can be dis-
cerned from the number of people continuing to get DUIs. In order
to ensure that the number of DUI offenses due to this newly licensed
substance, the punishment for breaking the law must make people sit
up and take note.
DELEGATES: It looks like the Democrats are not going to recog-
nize the wishes of the Florida voters. Because the state held the pri-
mary earlier than the Democratic National Committee wanted them
to, the DNC says our votes don't count and our delegates will not be
seated at the Democratic National Convention. So the party will pick
a candidate with no input from the Sunshine State. The whole presi-
dential primary system makes no sense. The first few states to have
elections get all the attention from the candidates. Often the candi-
dates are already chosen before the later states even have a chance to
vote. Maybe that made sense in the horse and buggy days. But with
modern technology, it would not be difficult for all the states to have
their primary on the same day. That would be fair to all the states and
would be more fair to the candidates as well. Or if the concern is the
canidadates can't be all over the country campaigning, then have re-
gional primaries and make sure the regions are drawn so that winning
just the first couple could not ensure anyone the nomination, so they
have to wait until the last states vote to actually choose a nominee.
ELECTION: When America comes to the time in its history to elect
its first Woman president, I think that person should be of the stature
of Indira Gandi of India, Golda Meir of Israel, Margaret Thatcher of
Great Britain, or Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan. When America comes to
the time in its history to elect its first Black president, I think that per-
son should be of the stature of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King,
Nelson Mandela of South Africa, or General Colin Powell. Given this
criteria, clearly neither Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama are worthy
to be the first woman or black to be elected President of the United
States. We deserve better than either of them.
DOUBLE STANDARD: If an 18 year old boy was seeing a 15 year
old girl wht would happen? What happens when an 18 year girl is
seeing a 15 year old boy?
BUSINESS: People want you to keep your business here in town. I
am wondering if the high school has a course on business etiquette. I
have a couple items I would like to address. Young people in the work
force cannot be counted on to showup for work either on time or not
at all on a weekend. They have no concept of being responsible or
how to deal with the public. I had an incident happen in which the
person behind the counter was not rude, but was just not helpful, just
left me standing. If I did not like the manager, I would not darken the
door again. What happened to the customer is always right? I know
the wages are not very high here but I feel it is sade that courtesy is
left at home.
WORK ETHICS: Work ethics starts in the home. If your not dis-
- ciplined at home then you're definitely not going to be disciplined
when it comes to the workplace or dealing with the public. Most times
people's actions are a product of their environment, if you were raised
in an environment with no personal or work ethics then you generally
have none when it's time to join the workforce.
TEENS: I think the majority of the problems of today's youths is
that there is not enough active parenting going on. I know times are
different but I always thought parenting would never change It's a
"hurry up, I want it now" world now-a=days and kids and young
teens want it now.
ADMINISTRATOR: In my opinion, regardless of who the board
of county commissioners choose to be the next county administra-
tor, the selection will not have any legitimacy because the process
was flawed. They are obviously selecting a county administrator to
serve the board, not the people of Okeechobee County, because they
have not permitted any public participation in the process. Instead of
paying tens of thousands of dollars to a consultant to screen candi-
dates, they should have appointed a citizen's review board to do so,
comprised of reputable local civic leaders. The fact that the board
did not include any public participation, apparently being distrustful
and disdainful of the people, is indicative of a fundamental weakness
in the Board. For, if the Board is wrong in its basic principles of gov-
erning, then it cannot possibly be right in its practices, such as in this
case. Editor's note: This round of the selection process does include a
"meet the finalists" event that is open to the public. The Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners will hold a reception for the
county administrator finalists at the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter, 1750 U.S. 98 N., on Thursday, March 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. The
reception is open to the public.
SPRING FORWARD: Spring has sprung. Oak trees are an awe-
some green and the rain lately has helped the grass. Gotta love Flor-

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Community Events

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate. Day and evening
classes are available. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-
5877 for registration.
CAP looking for members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol -- United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. If you are interested in becom-
ing a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones,to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
School board to discuss federal grants
Okeechobee County School Board will be hosting a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2008-09
school year. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 14, at 10:30
a.m. and will be held in room 303 of the school board office.
Library welcomes Mark Smith
The Okeechobee County Library welcomes Mark Smith as he pres-
ents "A Musical Journey through Florida," on March 14, at 7 p.m.
Mark Smith has been a regular on the Florida Folk Music circuit since
1992. His original songs have been heard on commercial and public
radio stations around the state, with lyrics highlighting Florida's peo-
ple and landscapes. A fourth-generation north Florida native, Mark
has worked for 18 years with Florida State Parks, which allows his
even further insight into Florida's natural and cultural history. He has
produced three CDs of original music and is working on a fourth. This
program is funded by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and
open to the public.
VFW to host annual dinner
VF.W. Post #9528, 2002 Hwy. 78 West, Buckhead Ridge, will host
the Annual Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 16,
from 12:30 until 3 p.m. Donation is $7 per person. Everyone is wel-
come to come and enjoy dinner and music. For more information,
please call (863) 467-2882.
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 complete the course to qualify for the discount
on your Auto Insurance. You must be 50 or older to qualify for this dis-
count. You will need to contact your own insurance company to see if
they participate in this program. Please make a check or money order
payable to AARP DSP. They cannot accept cash. For information or to
sign up for class, contact Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
Summer Activity guide submissions wanted
Submissions for the 2008 Summer Activity Guide are currently be-
ing requested by Sharon Vinson at the Okeechobee County School
Board Office. This guide is a comprehensive list of activities for chil-
dren during the summer months in Okeechobee. To have your event
included, just complete the submission form to include information in
the guide, at no charge. The mission of the guide is to keep our chil-
dren safe, secure and active during the summer months. Deadline for
submissions is March 28. There will be 9,000 copies of the Summer
Activity Guide printed and distributed in early May to public school
children and in local businesses. For more information contact (863)
462-5000 ext. 257.
A Childs World offers VPK sign ups
VPK is a quality early education program aimed at helping your
child toenter school ready and eager to learn. The Summer 2008 pro-
gram is available to children who are eligible for kindergarten in Fall of
2008 and have not attended VPK, birth date ranges Sept. 2, 2002 Sept.
1, 2003. The Fall 2008-2009 program is available to all children who
will be 4 years old, but not 5 years of age or older, on Sept. 1, 2008
and are eligible for kindergarten in Fall of 2009. Birth date range Sept. 2
2003 Sept. 1 2004. To register, bring proof of Florida residency Drivers
License, utility bill, residential rental agreement or Florida identification
card, (no PO Box) Birth Certificate/proof of age. Staff from the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee will be on
hand to answer questions and inform parents of program specifics.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Halfway house seeks volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway House a Moderate Risk Commitment
Program for 13-18 year old male youth is seeking volunteers who can
"make a difference in the life of youthh. We are seeking volunteers to
read, be a guest speaker, play music, tutor, educate youth on a trade,
assist with a project, instruct youth on building a project, or just hang
out with youth, Volunteer hours and times can vary. Please contact
Tom Jones or Joshua Stoddard at (863) 357 0047.

Community Calendar

Monday, March 10
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeecho-
bee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda-Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
(863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have, AlAnon meet-
ings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and friends of
alcoholics. For information call Chris at (863) 467-5714.'
Tuesday, March 11
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets every second
Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For infor-
mation contact Jim Vensel at (863) 697-1792.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701'S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June. Scheer at (863) 634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets every second
Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For infor-
mation contact Jim Vensel at (863) 697-1792.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just
to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201
or (863) 697-9718.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetingswill be held at the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave.
For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 357-3053.

Wednesday, March 12
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-

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Happy Birthday Dr. Suess ...
The first grade students at South Elementary (above and at
right) had a great time with our Read Across America ac-
tivities. We read several Dr. Suess stories and wrote about .
our favorite one. They also made green eggs and ham. De-
licious! Thanks to parents who volunteered their time to .
come in and read to the children.

South students ready for FCAT

This week the kinder- 7 were given a tour and
garten classes at South had books read to them.
Elementary celebrated They really enjoyed their
Dr.Seuss's Birthday. They visit. South Elementary
made a dessert that School also had a pep
looked like Dr. Seuss's hat, rally for all the students
by using graham crackers, who are taking the FCAT.
icing, and marshmallows. The kindergarten classes
The students also wore Dr. created a poster to support their
Seuss hats while visiting the schoolmates. At the pep rally
public library. At the library they they rehearsed a chant to get the

students eager about taking the
Second grade took an imagi-
nary cowboy adventure this week.
Students met talking cows, horses
and cacti. Some of the students
even had boots that ran away or
took them to magical places. You
can read all about our adventures
at the county fair where they will

be on display for the world (or the
county) to see.
Third graders at South Elemen-
tary are working diligently to pre-
pare for FCAT. We are doing test-
prep lessons and keeping it fun
with a "Fear Factor" game. We are
also planning to dazzle the school
at this week's pep rally with our
own FCAT song to the tune of The
Addams Family theme song.

Differences in soil can

affect how plants grow


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Welcome to the second Annu-
al Okeechobee County Fair, which
opened last weekend. If you have
not yet made it out to the County's
Agri-Civic Center, you are in for a
treat. Besides all the food fare and
rides, our county is also show-
casing the best we have to offer
in terms of local livestock and
creative crafts. This year's fair fea-
tures entertainment ranging from
a rodeo to a demolition derby, but
I think the best will be the Youth
Livestock Shows and Auction just
can not be missed.
Hidden inside the exhibit
tent are many creative crafts as-
sembled by local residents. There
are several non-profit organiza-
tion exhibits and commercial
vendors that wish to show and
tell all about their products and
services. And nearby the blue rib-
bon plants and vegetables is this
year's Extension Service Exhibit -
the focus of today's column.
The idea for the exhibit came
from a lesson presented to the
Mighty Sprouts 4-H Club a few
weeks ago. They are a new
Okeechobee County 4-H club de-
voted to learning about gardening.
They asked me to speak at their
last meeting and tell them about
the properties of soils. The topic
is important enough to share with
the entire community.
Natural soils
The real experts on soils are
found next door to our office.
These devoted public servants
are the employees of the USDA's
Natural Resource Conservation
Service's local office. They work
in concert with the Okeechobee
County Soil and Water Conser-
vation District, another group of
community volunteers that are
committed to improving condi-
tions for growers, ranchers and
I asked NRCS District Conser-
vationist Scott Kuipers if he had
a sample of a typical soil profile
to show the Mighty Sprouts. He
rummaged around his office and
came up with something really
neat a box full of soil samples
that were collected all over the
county when the Soil Survey field
work was done many years ago.
The whole collection consists
of about 24 different ,soils, and
each of these may involve as
many as 7 different samples from
the different layers of that soil
taken at depths of up to seven or
eight feet.
Our office will be displaying
five of these soils so fair goers can
see the range of colors, and tex-
tures found in a few of our local

County Soil Survey
The USDA has produced an
extremely important document
for Okeechobee and almost ev-
ery other county in the US. It is
available to help farmers, ranch-
ers, property owners, community
planners and any one interested
in natural resources. Soil surveys
give lots of technical information
that help people learn how partic-
ular soils can best be managed.
Soil Surveys have detailed
maps of the entire county that
identify the different kinds of soils
found in that area. The rest of the
survey gives detailed descriptions
of the soils, water table depths,
native plants, suitability for agri-
culture, and a whole lot more.
And you will love the price since
you have already paid for it, it is
essentially free.
There are a few paper copies
available for those that really, real-
ly need them. However, the USDA
NRCS has posted the Okeechobee
County Soil Survey on-line. (The
Internet version of this column
has the link to the survey.) Our
exhibit at this year's Fair includes
a little bit on the kinds of informa-
tion found in the survey and how
it can be used.
Man-made soils
Anyone who has tried to plant
vegetables or flowers in pots us-
ing natural soils has had some
challenges. Gardeners and nurs-
ery growers have found much
greater success with container
culture when they use various
soil amendments another part
of our Extension exhibit.
Our FYN Program assistant
Angela Sachson has "taken apart"
a man-made soil and prepared a
little quiz to see if you can identify
the different kinds of "stuff" that
may be found in modern artificial
growing media. Here are a few of
the materials on display that may
be found in these mixes:
-Sphagnum moss is a dried
up plant that grows in swampy
bogs. It is harvested and dried
and sold in small bales because
it is very close to being naturally
sterile and can hold many times
its weight in water.
-Peat Moss is also made up of
bog plants, but these have usually
undergone a little bit of decom-
position. A considerable amount
of local peat moss came from the
Peace River area, while different
grades of coarseness and quality
come from Canada.
-I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on natural or man-made soils,
please email us at okeechobee@ or call us at 863-763-
6469. Local residents can stop by
our office at 458 Hwy 98 North
in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tues-
day afternoons. Come see us at
the Fair and, Go Gators!

Central Elementary School students participate in Rodeo Day

Ukeechobee News/Pete uawda

Goat tying Little roper
Central Elementary School second grader Chandler Smet
Megan McNabb gives a demonstration of the junior rodeo tries calf roping at Cowboy Day held at the school on Friday,
event of goat tying while Osceola Middle School agriculture March 7.
teacher Brian Trimble holds her horse. The demonstration
was part of Cowboy Day at Central Elementery School on
Friday, March 7.

S- ... Rope trick
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda Rodeo clown Keith Isley from Goldston, North Carolina, does a rope
trick with the help of a volunteer. Mr. Isley's performance was part of
Fancy roping Cowboy Day at Central Elementary School on Friday, March 7. Mr. Is-
Gordy Peer, retired western movie stuntman, did rope and ley will be performing during the Cattleman's Rodeo March 8 and 9.
whip tricks for students at Central Elementary School's Cow- AS part of Cowboy Day students also learned about horses and cat-
boy Day, Friday, March 7. The students also got to try their tie dogs and saw demonstrations of barrel racing, goat tying and
hands at rooina. roping.

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Little barrel racer
Brighton Bauman, 5, rounds a barrel on her horse Pat at Cow-
boy Day held at Central Elementary School on Friday, March
7. Brighton has been riding by herself since she was three.
Before that she was riding with her dad. Other Cowboy Day
events included demonstrations of roping and goat tying and
whip tricks by retired movie stuntman Gordy Peer.

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Students of the Month at SES
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Kee, Autumn Baggett, Jordan Hickman, Jose Hernandez, Darrius Houze, Chandler Varnadore, Raymond Collins, Alyssa
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Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.


Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$995 Down
From $895
per month

3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, bring pets, large yards.
3632 NW 28th Ave. $875
mo. + $875 sec. dep. Call
Lex (561)715-1768
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050/Buy 125K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
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
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN A-Frame, Clean,
3br/2ba, w/d hook up,
screened porch, gar, lawn
serv, non-smoking environ,
sm pets. $1200/mo + sec
dep. (941)504-3954
plex, C/Air, DW, Laundry
Rm. $775 mo. + $500 sec.
dep. Call (863)763-4414
Okee, 715 NE 29th Ave.,
2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, Ig.
Fla. rm., Owner/Agent, own-
er financing, lease option,
$750 mo. 1st., last & sec.
on 4 lots, enclosed patio, W/D,
Storage shed. Near boat ramp.
$875 mo (786) 201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba cot-
tage, on canal, partially furn.,
Direct TV, water, yard maint
provided, car port, screen
porch, $675/mo + $600
dep (772)794-2438 or
OKEECHOBEE beautiful, im-
maculate on Taylor Lake,
w/dock, newly renovated,
unfurn or furn., 3/2/2,
$1800/mo (561)625-4306
or (561)214-0636
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1200 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
ON RIM CANAL 3 br, 2.5 ba,
carport, shed & dockhouse.
$1300/mo + last & sec.
(772)834-1506 Steve
Yearly rental
@ $200 mo.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-

SPACE available, w/in new
comm building, all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545

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garage? Advertise your
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land -Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

house on 5 acres w/pool.
$250,000 or best offer. 475
NW 363rd Court, Okeecho-
bee, FL (954)599-4673
OAK PARK '97 CBS 3/2, has
carport, screened porches,
new kitchen. $162,000
Community. 40x40 DW on
Corner Lot. 2 Master Suites
w/Bath's. Lg. Liv. Rm, Din.
Rm & Fam. Rm. Reduced to
$93,000 Call 863-610-0020

FOR SALE 8.37 Acres
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$75k/acre (863)801-3133
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Blue Cypress, golf, club-
house, pool. (239)945-7666
or (239)822-9696

TIME SHARE 3 miles from
Disney with guaranteed week
in April (weeks can be
flexible). Original price
$5,700. Owner eager to sell-
$4,500. Call (863)763-5152

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BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $900/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$950. mo. + $950. Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BHR 2 MH for rent, lbr, lba,
from $425-$450 /mo + sec,
yearly pref. Avail now 55+
Park (863)763-7164
OKEE 1 br, 1 ba, non-smok-
ing environment. $400/mo
+ utilities. (863)634-8253
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
.lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
SW MH nice 2/1, w/addiiion
on 1+ acre, newly renovat-
ed, $650 mo. + $550 sec.
YEARLY LEASE No pets, 2/2,
$500/mo, 3/2 $600/mo, 3/2
w/FM $650/mo. $1000 sec
dep. (863)763-4031

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Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

455 US Hwy. 441 SE.,
Okeechobee 34974 Directly
East of Good Spirits Lounge.
Units up to 45 Ft L
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

eng., 4 brand new tires,
$1500 firm. See at 937 NE
32nd Ave., Okeechobee

Need a few more bucks to
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deer? Pick up some
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sell your used Items In
the classifelds.

Public NoticesI

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN RE: The license to nursingof
Zilla Forsthye, L.PN.
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
II 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
(TOO) or 1-800-955-8770(V). via
Florida Relay Service
261194 ON 0219,26 & 3/3,10/2008
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
The Department of Health 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. Florioda
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.
261188 ON 2/19,26 & 3/3,10/2008

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Water Savings Incentive Program FY 2009
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
-i..1,, i )301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 announces the
11 i a.. .)y of the Water Savings Incentive Program Cooperative Funding Guide-
lines and Application. All applicants must conform to the application package. In-
terested applicants may obtain a copy of the package at the above address, by
downloading it from the District's website at www.mswmd.ov. calling
(561) 682-2715 or by phoning the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290.
The Water Savings Incentive Program provides grant funds for projects which imple-
ment or promote water conservation, for example, automatic flushing devices for
hydrants, pressure stabilization valves, indoor plumbing retrofits, large area irriga-
tion controls, soil moisture technology and rain shut-off devices for irrigation sys-
tems. The Procurement Department will receive sealed applications up to 2:00
p.m. EST on Friday, May 9,2008.
An OPTIONAL Informational and Interactive Videoconference Workshop will be
held on Friday, March 14, 2008, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Building B-1,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach Florida for all interested respondents.
The District's service centers will also host videoconferencing of the Workshop.
Addresses and directions to each service center are available on the SFWMD
website httpo//www.sfwmd.ov.a
The public is invited to attend the proposal opening. Further information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our website
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1.Selection Committee Meeting: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 1:00 5:00 p.m.,
SFWMD Headquarters, Building B-1, Conference Room 2-A.
2. Selection Committee Meeting: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 1:00 5:00 p.m.,
SFWMD Headquarters, Building B-1, Conference Room 2-B.
All public meetings.will be held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South
Florida Water Management District, Procurement Department, RO. Box 24680,
West Palm Beach, Flodda, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps
who need assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-2087, at least two
business days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms refer-
enced above. For more information, please contact Bernadette Harrison, Contract
Specialist, at (561) 682-6378.
264207 ON 3/10/08___________

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8 Okeechobee News, Monday, March 10, 2008

When Mom goes job hunting

The Counseling Corner
From the American
Counseling Association
Every day numerous women
across the nation are facing some-
thing potentially scary -- job hunt-
ing. With the kids back in school,
looking for a part or full time job
becomes a possibility. But it's of-
ten a stressful possibility if some-
one hasn't been working outside
the home for a number of years.
While job hunting will always
produce some stress, the reality is
that it can actually be an interest-
ing and rewarding experience if
you approach it feeling prepared
and confident about yourself.
Here are some suggestions on
how to get ready for the experi-
Interview yourself and take in-
ventory. What activities have-you
been involved with? What skills
have you developed? Do some
skills need updating or polishing?
What things are you really good
Update your resume. Check
the bookstore or library for re-
sume writing guides, or look on-
line for tips. If there's a Depart-
ment of Labor One-Stop Career
Center in your area, visit it for
ideas and advice. Once your re-
sume is written, keep it handy
and don't be shy about handing
out copies.
Make contacts. Look for work-
shops offered by local business
groups or state agencies. Join

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committees or do volunteer work
with your local school, library,
church or synagogue. Such ac-:
tivities can be enjoyable and give'
you new skills, but as importantly,
they provide valuable network-
ing contacts. Often the best job
opportunities come not from the
local "help wanted" pages, but
from the people you meet.
Think outside the box. Just be-
cause you once worked in retail'
doesn't mean that's all you can
do now. Examine how you've
grown and what things interest
you. Consider not just jobs you
know you could easily do, but
work that would truly challenge
and interest you. Believe in your-
self and employers will believe in

you also.
Yes, that first job interview will
make you nervous. But it's also a
learning experience, helping to
ready you for interview number
two or three.
The key is simply to prepare
yourself as best you can, and to
consider carefully both what you
can do and want you really want
to do. Make job hunting an ex-
citing and rewarding experience
and it will lead to fulfilling work.
But if job hunting has you lost
and overly-stressed, consider pro-
fessional assistance. Check your
phone directory under "counsel-
ors" for counseling professionals
who specialize in career planning
and life transitions.

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Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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; 1 (Formerly Antoinette's)
SAm u Treasure Island Plaza
(863) 763-6885
,' SuAday and Monday: 7am 3pm
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Covers for airboats, pontoons, house boats,
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Felonies Misdemeanors
DUI/DWLs Drug Offenses
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Appeals Juvenile
: Domestic Violence


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The Littlest
Okeechobee Central Ele-
mentary School first grad-
er Alexis Figueroa came
dressed appropriately for
Cowbby*-.Day at Central
Elementary School on Fri-
day, March 7' His teacher,
Erlinda Vaughn, kept an
eye on her students dur-
ing the activities which
included demonstrations
of goat tying, roping and
barrel racing.




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