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NEWS


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Briefs

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD)
offers a Tobacco Prevention
and Education Program for the
community. The purpose of the
program is to reduce adult and
youth tobacco use, and provide
tobacco resources to residents,
businesses and community or-
ganizations in the county.
For information, call (863)
462-5781.

Dine with the Doctor
at Raulerson
The Raulerson Hospital
"Dine with the Doctor", a med-
ical series, will take place on
March 25, with dinner service
starting at 4:45pm in the hos-
pital dining room. The guest
physician this month will be Dr.
Leland Heller, Family Practice
physician on staff at Raulerson
Hospital. Dr. Heller will be dis-
cussing the subjects of Blocked
Arteries, Memory Loss, and
Pain problems. Please R.S.VP.
to Bill Casian at 824-2702.
Childbirth
classes planned
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will offer Child-
birth Education Classes. For in-
formation, call (863) 462-5877.
Cancer Society seeks
volunteers
TheAmerican Cancer Soci-
ety is recruiting volunteers who
are interested in making a differ-
ence in the fight against cancer.
Volunteers with, the American
Cancer Society's Florida Divi-
sion participate in programs
that support research funding,
educate the community, deliver
services to patients and advo-
cate for policies that help defeat
cancer. To get involved, call the
American Cancer Society at
(800)ACS-2345.
Healthy Start group
seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition
is accepting donations of baby
items such as furniture, shoes,
clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers and other items for
infants and toddlers. Proceeds
from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit infants
and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call
(863)462-5877.

Drought Index


Current: 424
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

10.17 feet
Last Year: 10.71feet



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

Index
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Community Events.................... 4
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Opinion......... ..... ....... 4
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Sports................................. 7,8
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McGruff helps keep kids safe online


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Florida Crime Prevention
Association (FCPA) has entered
into a partnership with McGruff
Safeguard to help parents protect
their children who use the inter-
net.
McGruff Safeguard is a free in-
ternet service that allows parents
to detect and prevent internet
predators from taking advantage
of children who are spending
time on the internet.
McGruff Safeguard has been
tested in Florida homes since
2006 and has helped prevent sex-


"We chose to partner with McGruff Safeguard
because it unites law enforcement and parents
in their common goal to protect children"
-FCPA President Deputy Corporal Keith Stripling


ual assaults, drug abuse, suicides
and other crimes.
This service is free and can be
found on the internet at www.
gomcgruff.com/floridacrimepre-
vention.
"The FCPA and its members
strive each day to keep families
and children safe," said FCPA


president Deputy Corporal Keith
Stripling of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. "We
chose to partner with McGruff
Safeguard because it unites law
enforcement and parents in their
common goal to protect chil-
dren.
Our partnership with McGruff


For display only: Tank welded shut


OKeechobee News/Pete Gawdd
Rita Girard, left, an employee of K & N Welding, prepares to weld the hatch shut on
the M60A3.tank in Veterans' Park. Sergeant Elvin Aviladai.', eight ,orm the nationa~i
guard in West Palm Beach supervises to make sure the tank is rendered completely
inoperable. Welders also welded the cannon barrel, turret and outside storage box lids
in place.


Tank part of veterans' memorial


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Local welders performed an
unusual job Friday, March 21
-- one not many welders ever
do. Norris Newhouse and Rita
Girard of K & N Welding per-
formed the final steps in the
"demiling" or demilitarizing of
an M60A3 tank that was recent-
ly delivered to Veterans' Park.
They welded the barrel of
the 105 mm M69 cannon and
the turret in place, welded the
hatch shut and welded the
hinges together on the lids of
outside storage boxes. The
entire process took about an
hour.
When the tank arrived last
week, the 12-cylinder diesel
engine, drive train, sighting de-
vices, communications equip-
ment and machine guns had
been removed and the cannon
had been disabled. The army
contracted with K & N to com-
plete the demiling process. The
entire operation took place un-
der the watchful eyes of Chief
Warrant Officer 3 Robert McK-
enzie and Seargent Elvin Avila-
davila from the national guard
in West Palm Beach. They were
on hand to certify that the tank


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Rita Girard, center left, and Norris Newhouse, center right,
employees of K & N Mobile Welding receive instructions
from Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert McKenzie, far left,
and Sergeant Elvin Aviladavila, far right, for securing the
barrel of the cannon on the M60A3 tank in Veterans' Park.
This was part of the process of "demiling," a military term
for rendering the tank inoperable. The two national guard
troops from West Palm Beach were present at the Friday,
March 21 operation to certify that the tank was "demilita-
rized."


had been demiled and was no
longer operational.
The tank, which came from
the Kentucky National Guard,
will be maintained by Ameri-
can Legion Post 64. Former


Post Commander Dan Fennel,
a marine who served in vehicle
maintenance while on active
duty, was on hand to observe
the process.
See Tank Page 2


Scenic trailopen year round


By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
In 1993 the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic Trail (LOST) was
designated at part of the Flor-
ida National Scenic Trail. The
110-mile trail that encircles
Lake Okeechobee is open year
round for many types of activi-
ties. On top of the 35 feet high
Herbert Hoover Dike much
of the trail consists of crushed
gravel. However, there is a 26
mile stretch of the trail from the
Kissimmee River to Port Maya-
ca that is paved. The trail can
be used for short day hikes or
110 mile loop hikes. LOST pro-
vides opportunities for hiking,
bicycling, bird watching, fish-
ing and photography. Hunting,
however, is not permitted from


Outdoors
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any section of the trail. There
are no fees or permits required
to use the trail. All users must


comply with all State and Fed-
eral laws governing the area,
which include:
Firearms and fireworks
are prohibited;
Camping on the trail
is allowed only at the desig-
nated sites or at public camp-
grounds;
Pets must be kept on a
leash;
All trash must be carried
out;
Fires must be kept within
the fire rings provided; and,
Ground fires are prohib-
ited.
Many of the businesses
along the route will allow hik-
ers to obtain tap water or they
have bottled water for sale.
See Outdoors Page 2


Safeguard will enable us to pro-
vide a tool to families to help
their kids stay safe online," he
continued.
McGruff Safeguard works by
monitoring chat and instant mes-
saging on such services as MyS-
pace, Facebook, AOL, MSN and
Yahoo. The free service allows
parents to conveniently review
their child's activities from a se-
cure website.
The parent can also choose
to be notified of potentially dan-
gerous activity by e-mail or cell
phone.
Through the service, parents


can also notify law enforcement.
McGruff Safeguard also allows
parents .to block a predator from
communicating not only with
their child, but any child that is
protected by this service.
The FCPA has been in exis-
tence in the state of Florida since
1969 and is the oldest crime pre-
vention association in the United
States. The association's mem-
- bership consists of law enforce-
ment officers, law enforcement
agencies and corporations.
The FCPA goal is to gain infor-
mation that can be used to pre-
vent crime.


Four arrested



on drug charges


Suspected meth
lab found in Martin
County home

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Martin County Sheriff's
Office (MCSO) served a search
warrant on a mobile home early
Friday and arrested four people
on felony drug charges, includ-
ing an Okeechobee man.
Members of the MCSO Spe-
cial Investigations Unit and
agents from the Drug Enforce-
ment Administration (DEA)
also found a small and active
methamphetamine laboratory,
said an MCSO arrest affidavit.
Arrested at 12:17 a.m. Friday
were: Aaron Booth Underhill,
Christopher Dale Williams,
Cole Mathew Thomas and Ni-
cole Denise Thomas. MCSO


arrest affidavits indicate all four
were booked into the, Martin
County Jail.
Underhill, 26, S.W. Martin
Highway, Indiantown, was
charged with possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell. He is being held without
bond.
Williams, 25, Okeechobee,
was charged with the felony
of possession of methamphet-
amine. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $5,500.
Cole Thomas was charged
with the felony of trafficking
in methamphetamine and the
r isdemeanor of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. He
is being held without bond.
Nicole Thomas was charged
with the felony of possession of
See Drug Page 2


Planners consider


zoning changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Thursday evening,
March 20 the owners of a
vacant lot on N.E. 12th Street
came closer to their goal of
building physical therapy of-
fices on the property.
The City of Okeechobee
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals
took favorable action on
two requests that aided their
cause. The board recom-
mended that the city coun-
cil change land use on the
property from single fam-
ily to commercial. They also
recommended that the city
council consider a change
in zoning from holding to
heavy commercial for the
same property.
Senior planner Bill Brisson


noted that the requests were
consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan and
consistent with surrounding
land use. He stated that most
of the surrounding land was
zoned heavy commercial.
Muhammad Nooruddin
was the applicant for proper-
ty trustee Muzaffar Husain.
The third action item on
the agenda, a zoning change
request bySteven Ramunni
on behalf of property own-
er Mary Ann Newcomer to
change a S.W. Park Street
property from central busi-
ness district to industrial,
was tabled until the April
meeting.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda can be reached at
pgawda@newszap.com.


Submitted photo

Guides help with big catch
Ryan Bryant caught a 9.5 pound bass while fishing with
guide Eddie Perry.


Vol. 99 No.82


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Drug
Continued From Page 1

methamphetamine and the mis-
demeanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $35,750.
The MCSO arrest affidavit
states that when deputies and
DEA agents served the search
warrant on the single wide mo-
bile home at 27695 S.W. Martin
Highway they found approxi-
mately 5.5 grams of a suspected
substance that, when field tested,
indicated a positive result for the
presence of methamphetamine.
This substance, along with ap-
proximately 140 grams of a green
leafy substance, was found in the
main bedroom that was occupied


Outdoors
Continued From Page 1


There are also noted locations
on the map that provide portable
water.
LOST has 13 campgrounds
available either along the trail or
adjacent to it. There is a 10-mile
maximum distance between
each campground. One of the
grounds is located along the Lake
Okeechobee section. There are
also campgrounds located within
close proximity to Lake Okeecho-
bee in Pahokee, Belle Glade and
South Bay. These campgrounds
charge a fee because they provide
toilets and showers. For those of
you looking for a more primitive
experience the Corps of Engineers
provides campsites that consist of
shade shelter, a picnic table and a
fire ring. These camping areas are
free of charge.
Alligators are common along
the LOST so it is strongly recom-
mended that you store food away
securely and DO NOT FEED THE
ALLIGATORS. Lightning storms
are common during the summer
months. During these storms it is
recommended that you seek shel-
ter or low ground. Also there are
many points along the trail that
requires hikers to leave the levee.
Remember to stay away from the
highway and walk facing the on-
coming traffic.
Along the trail there are desig-
nated garbage deposits. However,
when the area is undeveloped the
trash becomes the individual's
responsibility. The goal along the
i trail is to keep the evidence of
humans unnoticed. The motto is
"Leave No Trace."
It is always a good idea to lo-
cate the nearest telephone before
a hike. In case of emergencies
remember to dial 911. There are
a few public phone locations des-
ignated along the LOST map. Us-
ers should keep in mind that there
are areas along the LOST that will
have poor reception.
The Florida Natural Scenic Trail
is more than 1,300 miles long.
Designated as a Natural Scenic
Trail in 1986 it begins at the Gulf
Island Seashore, near Pensecola,
and ends in the Big Cypress Na-
tional Preserve, near Miami. This
trail is part of Florida's natural trail
system. The trail passes through
many ecosystems and along the
Lake Okeechobee section follows
levees and water control struc-
tures built by the Army Corps of
Engineers.

Local fun on the green
The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club was built in 1965,
as one of Okeechobee's oldest
golf courses, they are open to the
public for an experience you will
not soon forget. Designed by Mark
Mahannah, the course displays an
emerald view of Bermuda Grass.
With Golf Pro and Manager Terry
Lanman on hand your time on
the green is sure to be exciting.
The course offers 18 holes and
is regulation length. There is also
a medium length layout that has
three sets of teeboxes. The greens
offer a "fun but challenging expe-
rience." The course is rated 72.9
with a 72 par, 6,887 yardage and a
slope of 123.
The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club has a calendar of
regularly scheduled events to ben-
efit the local community. On the
schedule for the coming month


by Underhill and Nicole Thomas
The green leafN substance
%%as field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of
marijuana, continued the arrest
report.
A postal scale was also found
in this bedroom.
In a second bedroom, occu-
pied by Thomas Cole, the officers
reportedly found approximately
43 grams of a substance that,
when field tested, indicated a
positive result for the presence of
methamphetamine.
They also found 7.5 grams of a
green leafy substance, continued
the arrest report. When field test-
ed, the green substance indicated
a positive result for the presence
of marijuana, said the report.
Officers also found an assort-
ment of glass ware and tubing in


ihi bedroom thai is otllen associ-
ajted with drug use, continued the
MCSO report.
The report went on to state
that on the kitchen counter, ly-
ing in plain view, was a 5-inch x
5-inch piece of glass with some
sort of residue on it. When the
residue was field tested it indicat-
ed a positive result for the pres-
ence of methamphetamine.
Outside the mobile home the
officers entered a shed and found
a lab that was being used to
manufacture methamphetamine,
stated the report.
The alleged laboratory was
disassembled by members of the
Martin County Fire/Rescue haz-
ardous materials unit, as well as
personnel from the MCSO and
the DEA.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Checking it out
Sergeant Elvin Aviladavila, left, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert McKenzie, right, from the
national guard in West Palm Beach were in Okeechobee on Friday, March 21 to make sure
that the M60A3 tank in Veterans' Park was rendered inoperable. They supervised the welding
shut of the hatch and the welding of the turret, the cannon barrel and outside storage box
lids in place by employees of N & K Welding.


Tank
Continued From Page 1

The American Legion will now
work on getting the tank painted.
Over 15,000 tanks in the M60
series have been manufactured
and they have served in the


armies of 22 countries according
to the website army-technology.
com. The U. S. Army began us-
ing the M60 series in 1960. The
M60A3 entered service in 1978.
It achieves a maximum cross
country speed of 10 to 12 miles
an hour and up to 30 miles per
hour on the road. The ballistic fire


control computer allows for accu-
rate engagement against moving
targets while the tank is on the
move. The tank can be fitted with
mine clearance systems for use in
reclamation of mine fields.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszapcom.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


uDomitea pnoto/MiKe Unellen
Rich Danyluk from St. Louis, MO., caught an 8 pound bass.
This bass was caught on wild shiner.


Submitted photo
Fishing Guide Larry Wright aided Ryan Suoboad from North
Dakota in catching a 9.5' pound bass during his visit to Lake
Okeechobee this year.


is the CIS Police Athletic League
tournament, the Cheeseburger in
Paradise benefit and the Second
Annual Okeechobee County Ju-
nior Golf Championship.
Communities in Schools,
which supports, encourages and
benefits our local youth in com-
bination with the Police Athletic
League will hold their tourna-
ment at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club on Saturday, April 8.
Shotgun will begin at 8 a.m. Regis-
tration is $45 per person and $180
per team which will include food.
The Cheeseburger in Paradise
tournament will be held on Satur-
day, April 19. On Saturday, April 26
the Second Annual Okeechobee
County Junior Golf Champion-
ship, which is only open to boys
and girls ages 10-17 will be held at
the golf course. The tournament
is open to 36 entries and all par-
ticipants must sign up by April, 16.
There will be a continental break-
fast and rules clinic at 7:15 a.m.,
tee time 9 hole qualifier shotgun
start will be at 8 a.m. and the 9
hole championship round will be
at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be pro-
vided. The tournament is spon-
sored by Waldau's Junior Golf.
For more information about
the course or upcoming events
call Terry Lanman at (863) 763-
6228.

Lake Okeechobee is
smoking'
Bass Busters Silver Division
held on Saturday March 15, had 29
Teams Participating. There were
27, 5-fish limits caught. First place
on the day went to the team of
Brandon McMillan and Ron Veale
with a total weight of 28.56 lbs.
They also weighed in the second
place Big Bass at 7.77 pounds.


They fished humps and cuts in
the rim ditch and used a variety of
baits from plastic 10 inch worms
to Rat-L-Traps. Second place went
to the team of Meister and Teeters
of Naples with a total weight of
20.57 pounds. First place Big Bass
went to the team of Terry (Beth)
and Skip Simmonds with an 8.07
pound hawg. Third Place went to
the team of Allen Walls and Andy
Matusevich with a total weight of
20.50 lbs. Fourth Place went to
the team of Petitpas and Hatfield
with a total weight of 19.98 lbs.
Fifth Place went to the team of Val
Osinski and Kevin Meunier with a
total weight of 19.75 pounds.
Bass Busters Gold Division
held on Sunday March 16, 2008
had 27 teams participating. There
were 23, 5-fish limits weighed in.
First place went to Jimmy and
Brandon McMillan with a total
weight of 26.51 pounds. Second
place went to Val Osinski and Kev-
in Meunier with a total weight of
25.63 pounds and the First place
Big Bass weighing in at 8.72 lbs.
Third place went to the team of
Tony Bennett and Allen Walls with
a total weight tipping the scales
at 21.81 pounds. Fourth place
went to Malcolm Etherton and
Boyd Nutting with a total weight
of 21.64 pounds. Fifth place went
to the team of John Bechtold and
Todd Schuelter with a total weight
of 21.57 pounds. Last but not least
W.B. and H.B. Chambliss weighed
in the second place Big Bass at
8.70 pounds.
The dates for April's tourna-
ment are Silver Division April 19
and Gold Division April 20.

Hook, Line, and Sinker
Fising report by
Captain Michael Shellen
The wind has been a huge


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obstacle this week forcing many
people including myself to try to
find an area where the wind was
not so bothersome, unfortunately
out of the wind also means out of
the fish in a lot of cases. The best
catching times have been very
early morning when the wind is
not fully cranked up yet, once 9
to 10 a.m., rolls around the wind
is fully cranking and everything
changes. A large percentage of
the people that are around at first,
light are gone once the wind starts
blowing hard.
Blue Gill are making their pres-
ence known in many areas of the
lake, Buck Head Ridge canal has
always been productive for pan
fish and this year is no different.
Fly rod aficionados from all over
the state come year after year to
catch the large sized Blue Gill that
the canals of Buck Head Ridge of-
fer. A grass shrimp, cricket or a red
worm fished under a tiny bobber
will produce many fish for those
anglers that prefer to use a long
cane pole to catch their supper. In-
dian Prairie is crammed everyday
lately with 30 to 40 boats pursuing
and catching Speck, but Blue Gill
can be caught there too.
Harney Pond is always a great
Pan Fish producer although I
have not yet heard of any great
catches there yet. As for Shell
Cracker I have seen quite a few
being caught in the Lakeport area
of the Rim Canal, most of them
were coming from deeper water
on grass shrimp but with the full
moon approaching the fish will
be moving tighter to the bank to
spawn.
The wind has been a deterrent
to anyone finding and catching
big numbers of Shell Cracker in
the lake, but as soon as the winds
cease I know there will be a num-
ber of fish caught by those willing
to spend the time searching for
the beds and once they find them
they will catch hundreds of these
tasty fish just as they did last year.
To contact, Captain Michael
Shellen, email www.Okeecho-
beeBassFishing.com.
***If you would like to share any
information with the Okeechobee
News about an outdoors event please
email Tbnya Harden at tharden@
newszap.com or call (863) 763-3134.
We welcome news on all sporting
events, outdoors activities and nature
inspired hobbles. Please include your
name, phone number and specific
dates of the events.. Information can
also be emailed to tharden@newszap.
corn or faxed to (863) 763-5901. Refer
all material to Tonya Harden**


Community News in Brief


Advocacy group
seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy
Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members
of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality
of life for Floridians with unique
needs.
Volunteers are appointed by
the governor for a four-year term.
Local meetings are held on the
second Tuesday of the month in
Fort Pierce. Call Penina Popper at
(800) 342-0825 for information;
or, visit www.floridasac.org.


Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will be of-
fering parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes
to get a certificate of comple-
tion. We now have day and eve-
ning classes available. No child
care will be available. Call (863)
462-5877 for registration.


Career Center helps in
job search
The One Stop Career Cen-
ter, has services available at no
charge to help people in their
search for the right employee or
job. For more, visit their web site
at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.

CAP seeks members
The Florida Wing of the Civil
Air Patrol -- United .States Air
Force Auxiliary has formed a CAP
unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee
Composite Squadron 453 cur-


rently has 26 members. Senior
members and cadets are being
recruited for the unit. Youths be-
tween the ages of 12 and 18 are
eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the ca-
dets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency
services, aerospace education
and cadet programs. Senior mem-
bers and cadets work side by side
to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a
cadet or senior member contact
Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center,
(863) 763-3212.


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Peace Lutheran Church reminds us that there is never a busy signal when we pray.



Churches plan Easter activities


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An Easter reflection from Har-
vey W Sampson:
"He is Alive"
"The grave couldn't hold Him,
over death He even had control.
And the fact He arose is the y.
greatest story ever told. By His
resurrection He opened the prom-
ised door for each born again be-
liever to live forever.
"Praise Him all people give P a1
honor to His name. His love for Placesof
sinners everywhere is still the
same. He's alive today in your r
heart He'll abide if you take Him ilsh il
as your Saviour this King they
crucified." Share your news and photos
A community wide Easter for this column by e-mail to
Sunrise Service will be spon- pgawda@newszap.com
scored by First United Meth- church office 863-763-3519 to
odist Church andt 6:30 a.my. atreserve and find out menu. Fol-
Jaycees Park on Easter Sunday. lowing the supper the church
Seating will be limited so please has a Bible study at 7 p.m. called
bring a chair if you can. "Connecting the Dots" -- a year
In addition, other area church- long journey through the Bible,
es are planning special activities, which explains how one book
His House Fellowship of the Bible relates to others and
Church of the Nazarene, 425 how it all "connects". Following
S.W 28th St. will have special the supper, there are also classes
Easter praise and worship music/ for children, youth and Hispanics,
dramatization at 10:30 a.m. "Sunday School" on Wednesday
Grace Brethren Church, nights. On April 5 the church will
701 South ParrottAvenue, willcel- have a pancake breakfast from 8
ebrate the Life of Christ through-t6 10' an.coF6e a $5bdoreitifriyou
music with Pastor Jim Waters will receive sausage links coffee
Easter Sunday. Service begins at or juice and extra fluffy pancakes.
10:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the church
First United Methodist office by calling (863)763-3519.
Church, 200 N.W Second St., Proceeds will go toward Vacation
will be having an Easter Egg Bible School.
Hunt on Saturday, March 22 at 10 -Okeechobee Presbyteri-
a.m. with games, contests, prizes an Church now has a website.
and lunch. Bring,,your children, Check it out at www.okeecho-
an empty Easter Basket or bag beepresby.com.
and a smile. The annual Bake Sale at the
Oakview Baptist Church Okeechobee Presbyterian
is sponsoring a trip to see "The Church USA 312N Parrott Avenue
Story of Jesus," Florida's Pas- has been rescheduled for March
sion Play in Wachula on Friday, 29. Doors will open at 8 a.m. The
March 28. The bus will be leaving event is sponsored by the Ladies
at 5 p.m. and returning approxi- of the church; proceeds will ben-
mately midnight. The cost is $30 efit their missionary projects. For
per person which includes the more information please call El-
chartered bus and performance. eanor Newhouse 763-6928.
For more information call 763- First United Methodist
1699. Children's Theatres produc-
Each Wednesday night begin- tion of Allen Pote's, "0, Jonah,"
ning at 6:15 p.m. His House Fel- be presented on Sunday, May 18,
lowship Chiurch of the Naza- at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For in-
rene will have a supper for $4 formation contact Lonnie Kirsch
donation per person. Rervations or Nancy Vaughan at (863) 763-
must be made by Mondays (only 4021.
done by reservation!) Phone


Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dent in grades one through six
and seven through 12. Programs
are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and tak-
en them home. For information,
call (863) 801-4307.
Nancy Vaughan, Director of
Christian Education at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, invites
local mothers to take advantage
of the church's Mother's Day Out
baby sitting service on Tuesday
mornings. This -program will run
through March. Space is lim-
ited, so registration is required.
Call (863) 763-4021 for informa-
tion. The First United Methodist
Church is also hosting God's Time
-- a morning of free organized
Christian activities 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.
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a men's fellowship breakfast
at Ruck's Pit every other Satur-
day, starting at: 6:30 a.m., and, a
women's fellowship every other
Monday starting at 6:30 a.m. For
information or if you need tranS-
portation to and from these activi-
ties, call (863) 467-1733.
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
is offering free classes in martial
arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda ,Road, hosts
open meetings for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
form 7 p.m. to 8 p:m. for sub-
stance abuse. They also have Al-
Non meetings on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help fam-
ily and friends of alcoholics. For
information call Chris -at (863)
467-5714.
At First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., food and
clothing will be disturbed by the
Church Mission House by ap-
pointment only. Call 763-2171.
Okeechobee County Can-


Reflections from the Pulpit


Easter People

By Rev.-Loy Mershimer
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church
The defining center of Chris-
tian faith is the resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ from the grave.
This event sealed all'that Christ
had said and done. This event
birthed the Christian Church.
The early believers, all Jews,
were so overwhelmed by Jesus'
resurrection that they began to
worship together on Sunday, call-
ing it the "Lord's'Day," the "Day of
Resurrection." Emphatically, they
even began to refer to Sunday as
the "8th Day." Of course, by this
they meant that Sunday was the
8th Day of Creation, where God,
in Christ, began anew the creation
of a New World. In Christ Jesus,
Sunday is the 8th Day, the new
First Day of all re-creation! Catch
the theological significance of
this: This means that Easter was a
weekly.celebration for them!
This is the beginning of our
current Sunday worship: the
new view of time set forth in the
Christ-event. Christ's victory is the
eschatological center of all time.
Here is God facing sin and death,
once and for all for all humans.
All time flowed to that one event:
God in Christ tearing down death
by entering death, Life killing
death from inside out; since then,
all time flows from it, defined by


it. All Scripture is rightfully un-
derstood in light of it. For early
believers, every Sunday became
a celebration of Jesus conquer-
ing the grave, the definitive sign
of Light winning over darkness,
Good over evil. Every Sunday was
a feast day of the Lord, a weekly
recital of creed and victory, which
translated well into a daily life of
faith. Their first creed was simply:
"Jesus is LORD [Yahveh]!" Anoth-
er very early creed (I Tim. 3:16)
sings that "God was manifested
in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen by angels, preached among
the Gentiles, believed on in the
world, received up in glory!"
Easter for us is a wonderful
time, but as a once a year obser-
vance, perhaps we've lost some-
thing. Perhaps we've lost some of
the fire or present awareness of
the Holy Spirit that comes from
reciting and believing and cel-
ebrating our Lord's victory every
week ... What difference would it
make for us if we truly confessed
every week that Jesus Christ has
conquered death?
"0 grave, where is your vic-
tory? Death, where is your sting?"
"Thanks be to God, He's given
us the victory in Jesus Christ our
Lord!" (1 Corinthians 15:55, 57)
Perhaps we might change our
view of Sunday worship if we
really began to believe and cel-
ebrate resurrection like the first
Christians did. It changed their
world. Faith swept the pagan Ro-


man Empire like wildfire across
a dry prairie. Rulers accused the
Apostles of "turning the world
upside down!" Their faith was
real and undeniable, a light and
fountain of life to quench the spir-
itual thirst of millions as the risen
Christ was glorified in worship
and witnessed by the Holy Spirit.
Our world is thirsty too, isn't it?
But is our faith so real that Sunday
is the most important day of our
week? So real that worship is the
most important thing we do? So
real that we meet the risen Christ
anew on Sunday, and then go out
into our week in the life-giving
power of the Spirit of Christ?
Around us, there is much death
that needs to be shattered. There
is much darkness that needs to be
expelled. Our world again needs
Easter PeOple: people who en-
counter the risen Jesus Christ and
so take His thirst-quenching life
into the dry lands of human ex-
istence. "He who believes in Me,
as the Scripture has said, out of
his heart will flow rivers of living
water!" (John 7:38)
As Christians, this is our time,
this is our hope: we are birthed
in the faith that knows death has
been conquered. Our Lord is the
"first-fruits of our resurrection," a
down payment on the promise of
eternal life.
Let's enter that life anew this
year, shall we? By His grace, let's
live anew as Easter People!
Amen.


Submitted pnoto/Peace
Lutheran

John the

Baptist
For a recent program,
Peace Lutheran Preschool
students came dressed
as characters from the
Bible. Alex Maxwell came
dressed as John the
Baptist, complete with
his locust. Alex is part of
Kimberly Wojcleszak's
3-year-old class at Peace
Lutheran Preschool and
Kindergarten.


cer Support Group meets on
the first Thursday of each month at
First Baptist Church. All cancer
patients, survivors and supporters
are welcomed to attend, support
and encourage each other. They
meet the first Thursday of each
month at 5:30 p.m. at the church,
401 SW 4th Street,.Okeechobee,
FL 34974 (entrance is the door
to the West in front of church).
Please contact Susie Pickering
at 863-467-583.1. or First Baptist
Church at 863-763-2171 for more
information.
The Okeechobee News
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churches for this column.. Email
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
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comments to okeenews@newszap.com 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
OLD JAIL:. I've been in Okeechobee since Christmas Day, 1936,
and these officials do some of the stupidest things. That old jail up
there is nothing but a symbol of misery for thousands and thousands
of people who went through there. Why don't they tear the thing
down and build a nice parking lot and put some nice^foliage and trees
in there so it will make it look nice. That old jail needs to go, we don't 1
need that thing. It's a sign of misery, that's all. Editor's note: The old
jail proposed for preservation is the original red brick sheriff's of-
fice and jail building, which included the upstairs living area for the
sheriff's family.
MISSING GIRL: What happened to the missing girl? Editor's note:
As reported in a previous edition of the newspaper, the teenage
runaway was found.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: People who complain have.no idea
what the county commissioners job really is and the limitations that
they are under. Our family has served in public offices for many years.
They get blamed for things they are not allowed to do. You complain-
ers need to serve and see what it is like; then, you will have a right to
complain.
SOLICITING: Is there anyone else in Oak Park sick and tired of
being solicited monthly for donations to the local soup kitchen? I am.
They should find another neighborhood. I am so sick and tired of be-
ing solicited.
MDA LOCK-UP: I was recently at the Jail-n-Bail in Okeechobee on
Wednesday. I managed to raise $700 for muscular dystrophy. I wasn't
the only one there, there were many of us. I would like to thank ev-
eryone that helped me, I appreciate it. It's really sad that you haven't
printed all the nice people that volunteered for that and raised a lot of
money for muscular dystrophy. Editor's note: If the organizers of the
event would submit the information about the event to the newspa-
per, we would be happy to print it.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ms. Senior and the Powder Puff football game
are tradition at Okeechobee High School and they have been since
anyone can remember. Don't think that it's a funny event other than
laughs and chuckles. Don't think there is anything else connected to
it other than tradition.
ELECTIONS: I'm one of those old die hard Democrats but in the
election this year I don't like any of the candidates, Democrat or Re-
publican.
NEW FIRE STATION: That station is staffed with only two paid
personnel. The budget cutbacks because of Ammendment I are not
going to allow for any more people to be staffed at that station. Know
was it really worth saving about $250 a year for this. It not only hurts
the community but also the Firefighter's that will not have back up in
a sufficient amount of time. This bill will end up hurting the taxpayers
and possibly injure or even worse a firefighter. Staffing has always
been a problem with the county. That is left to the Administrator and
the commissioners. The Chief has done all that he could do to im-
prove the staffing.
NO LIBEL: After reading the Supreme Court Rulings concerning
the Internet, it appears there is no such thing as Libel, slander, et. on-
line. It's all "freedom of speech" and the ISP provider or blog owner
can not be held liable for what others post: Does anyone interpret
this differently? Pretty much the Supreme Court says if it offends, don't
look at it.
HOSPITAL: One of the biggest problems the Emergency Room
faces is that people use the ER as they would a free clinic. They walk in
+ with ear infections colds etc. If they went to the doctor's office without
insurance they would probably have to pay around $50. There lies the .
problem they don't want to spend the money at the doctor's office or
they don't have insurance, so they go to the ER and that same earache
costs about $300. And thle bill is not paid for because of lack of insur-
ance and the hospital has to absorb the cost or pass it on to paying
customers like me. This all goes back to hospital going broke because
people know they don't have to pay. If it's not an emergency, I say
send them on their way. The hospitals in these smaller towns suffer
because of unnecessary walk-ins.
DRUNK DRIVERS: I see drunk driving every day. Sometimes its
not even dark yet, and there will be'a car or truck swerving right off the
road going down HWY 98. It makes me so angry to see people being
so irresponsible. Besides running off the road, and being unable to
maintain a single lane, they will go so slow there are cars backed up
for a mile. Just the other day in the Sunoco on Hwy 98, there was a
Spanish iman buying a case of beer, and he could barely stand up,he
was so drunk. Im not sure if that cashier knows or not, but she is al-
lowed to refuse to sell to anyone she thinks has already had too much
... as for this guy, its was just plain obvious.
FRIDAY: I am curious. I have no idea what the comment was
about as apparently I didn't see the ads. What is 'Filthy Friday' and
why was the caller upset about it? I tried looking online, and there
were all kinls of things it might be, the majority of them weren't any-
thing I would want to see in Okeechobee.
TEEN PREGNANCY: I am concerned about the number of teenage
mothers in Okeechobee, and the attitude that this is no big deal. While
I think it is good for the mothers to stay in school, I think they should
be separated from the other students so they can get their GED and
then encouraged to find jobs to support themselves and their children.
If you have a baby, you are no longer a kid yourself. It's time to accept
adult responsibilities and provide for yourself. A baby shouldn't be
treated like a fashion accessory.



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Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 22
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. Any-
one is welcome to ride. No dues or membership required..For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie 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 information
call (863) 634-4780.

Sunday, March 23
HAPPY EASTER!
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
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.
Monday, March 24
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until
7, p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopt-
ing in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
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.
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.
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. Turn left at.the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and joirnus for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Karen Graves at (863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous dn Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon 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 25
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.
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.


Community Events

Car wash, yard sale, bake sale set
Real Life Children's Ranch will have a car wash, yard sale and bake
sale to raise money for the American Red Cross as part of their Hero's
Campaign. The event will take place on Saturday, March 22, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and support the American Red Cross by hav-
ing your car washed while you shop in the yard sale barn,.and don't
forget to pick up a sweet treat from the bake sale. Real Life Children's
Ranch is located at 7777 Hwy. 441 S.E. For more information, please
call (863) 763-4242.

Benefit for 'Non-Alcohol Grad Nite'
Peace Lutheran Church Thrivent Members will host Easter Break-
fast on Sunday, March 23 at 8 a.m. (following Sunrise Service) in the
Fellowship Hall 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Donation $5 Adult $2 children
under 12. All proceeds will benefit the "Non-Alcohol Grad Nite." For
more information please call Debbie at 610-1738 or the church office
763-5042.

Calling all gardeners
At this month's meeting of Okeechobee gardeners, Angela Sach-
son will explain the new Florida' fertilizer lable and the best practices
for feeding your plants. The meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
Extension Office, 458 Hwy 98 on Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. For
information please call (863) 763-6469..

Celebrity servers help Red Cross
Golden Corral Restaurant will host a Celebrity Server night Monday,
March 24, from 5 until 8 p.m. The proceeds will go to supporting your
local Okeechobee Red Cross and their "Heroes Campaign." Servers to
include Billy Dean with WOKC, city council members, county com-
missioners, county fire Chief Nick Hopkins, city administrator Brian
Whitehall as well as city and county law enforcement. Please-come
out and show your support; as all monies raised remains in Okeecho-
bee. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at the local Red Cross
office or by contacting Marnie Lauter at (863) 697-1970 or Donna Huth
at (863) 610-0085.

Okeechobee Orchid Club to meet
On Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee Orchid Club will
meet at the extension office, 458 Highway 98 N. The guest speaker
will be Marilyn Marr, President of -the Martin County Orchid Society.
Vice-president Peggy Shaw will help members diagnose problem or-
chids. An orchid basket will be auctioned as a fund-raiser. The public
is invited to attend. For more information please call (863) 763-6469.

School advisory council meets
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory "Council will meet on
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the conference room in the
main office. The public is invited to attend
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, el Miercoles 26 de Marzo del 2008 a las 4
p.m., se reuniran en el cuarto de conferencias de la oficina. Todo el
public estan invitados de asistir.
Presbyterian church holds annual bake sale
The annual Bake Sale at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA
312 N Parrott Avenue has been rescheduled for March 29. Doors will
open at 8 a.m. Sponsored by the Ladies of the church,.proceeds will
benefit their missionary projects. For more information please call El-
eanor Newhouse 763-6928.


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OMS celebrates surviving FCAT


Survivor FCAT Games
The Dolphins team at Oscola
Middle School celebrated the end
of FCAT with "Survivor FCAT," a
morning of fun and games. Each
class made up a team, and they
were identified by colors, Pink,
Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow.
Many of the students had match-
ing tie-dye shirts, and the students
wore dolphin necklaces of their
team's color. Students signed up
to compete in games such as the
Shoe Relay, the Hula Hoop Ex-
change, Tug-o-War, and a host
of other games. Teams earned
points for coming in first, second,
or third place.

Survivor from the
Holocaust speaks
The OMS eighth grade had the
special privilege of hearing a Holo-
caust survivor speak to their class
on Monday. Mr. Alex Moskovic
was liberated from Buchenwald
on April 11, 1945, and he busies
himself today speaking to young
people, relating their problems
with bullying and succumbing to
peer pressure and bullying with
the events of the Holocaust. The
students listened, mesmerized by
his story and the touching video of
his return to the camp in the early
1990s with his son. OMS is grate-
ful to Mrs. Cable for her efforts to
bring such an important part of
living history to our students, and
especially to Mr. Moskovic for re-
counting the worst days of his life
for the benefit of our students.

Upcoming Events


Submitted photo
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week! Despite the absence of two honorees,
the students still managed to eat all but one piece of four large pizzas. Way to go! Pictured,
front row: Karli Rowell and Taylor Davis. Back row: Jessica Humphrey, Marilu Rodriguez, and
Jose Arriaga.


Submitted photo
The Pink team cheerleaders have lots of spirit! Kneeling:
James Stafford and Luis Leon. Standing: Alejandro Campos,
Justin Castrejon, and Wyatt Watkins.

March 28 Teacher Workday ington, DC
No School March 31-April 4 Spring Break
March 29-31 OMS trip to Wash- No School


Submitted photo
Mrs. Amanda Baker, the em-
cee of the Survivor FCAT,
dressed to support her team.


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OHS baseball team struggling Sports News in
2008 Spring Adult


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
No one who follows Okeecho-
bee High School Brahmans base-
ball would have expected this
slow a start this year but Wednes-
day night the boys struggles con-
tinued as they dropped their 10th
game in 14 decisions, 10-0 to
Jensen Beach.
Jensen Beach improved to
10-2 on the season and got a
great effort from starting pitcher
Josh Ziemba, who allowed just
four Brahman hits and struck out
six batters.
Brice Buckner had the only
extra base hit, a double for
Okeechobee.
Jensen Beach didn't have
trouble at.the plate. T.J Laycock,
and Nick Burke both had two hits
apiece to lead Jensen Beach.
Okeechobee is now (3-4) in
the district and Saturdays double
header at Suncoast' figures to be
key games for the Brahmans if
they intend to seriously contend
for a state playoff berth this year.
The Brahmans have only defeat-
ed lowly Glades Central and For-
est Hill in district games this year.
They have lost to Lincoln Park at
home 13-5, lost to Jensen twice in
lopsided games, and lost at West-
wood.
"We are trying anything and
everything to turn this around,"

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Brahmans pitching Coach Mark
Ward said, "Anything we can
think of we will do. No rock will
be left unturned."
The Brahmans turned to soft-
ball star Mary Huff to help their
batters on Wednesday. She
worked with senior Mitchell
Bryner and appeared to help him
at the plate. Bryner hit a long fly
ball that had home run distance,
but it went foul. He also had a
base hit.
Coach Dylan Tedders also
spent $2,000 to purchase new
pitching equipment and base-
balls to help his team get out of
their hitting slump.
It wasn't so much the hitting as
it was the pitching that doomed
the Brahmans on Wednesday.
Dustin Stokes gave up three early
runs and Cameron Tewksbury
was also touched up for three
runs. Mike Minondo pitched two
solid innings, but Jensen scored
four runs in the sixth against Mike
McClain and Buckner.
"The pitching is still strug-
gling," Ward said, "No matter
what you do at the plate, you
must have pitching to stay in the
game.'
Okeechobee got their first two
batters on base on Wednesday.
Buckner doubled and Clay Cole-
man singled to put runners on sec-
ond and third. However Ziemba


Okeechobee Golf and


Country Club results


PI.G.S. League
Mar. 14: First place-J.C Arm-
strong. Second place-Max Sher-
ry. Last place-Bob Bain. Closest
to the pin-(2) Gino, (8) Kenny
Curran, (11) John Nickelson
and (17) George Earl Goudy.


Okeechobee Ladies
Golf Association
Mystery Nine
Mar. 11:: First place-Diane
Smet. Second place-Elma Mot-
ley.
Chip-ins-(3) Eilene Ham-
mond.


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retired the next three batters and
didn't allow a run to score. That
appeared to deflate the Brahmans
as they gave up three runs in the
bottom of the first and never re-
covered.
Ward joked he is looking for
a right handed pitcher who can
throw strikes. He said the pitch-
ing staff has been hurt by inju-
.ries. Stokes has battled a back
injury and really hasn't been able
to throw between starts. Ward
said left handed hitters got good
swings against Stokes on Wednes-
day so it appears he still isn't 100
percent physically.
Ward said he was encouraged
that the hitters made a lot of con-
tract against Jensen's ace pitcher.
He said that shows they are mak-
ing progress and seeing the ball at
the plate.
Saturday's double header at
Suncoast could determine the
Brahmans seed in the district
tournament next month. Ward
said the team still has a chance
to rebound and be a factor in that
tournament.
"We can still lose games but
we have to learn something. I
wouldn't be that upset going into
the tournament at (4-21) if we are
playing well. If we won, we'd
look like geniuses," he said.


Brief


Softball Leagues
The 2008 Spring Adult Softball
Leagues will be holding an organi-
zational meeting for all interested
managers, players and officials.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, March 26, at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center lo-
cated at 1750 Hwy 98N. Team fees will
be; Men's League, $350 (+ $25 An-
nual ISA fee), women's league; $300,
and co-ed league; $300. If you would
like to participate in these leagues,
team fees must be paid no later than
5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. For more in-
formation contact Okeechobee Parks
& Recreation at 763-6950.

Golf tournament
planned
Communities in Schools Police
Athletic League will host their 8th An-
nual Golf Tournament at the Okeecho-
bee Golf & Country on April 12, start-


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Office:
(863)
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Toll Free:
(888)
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Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
Bobby Tucker 634-8677
Brandon Tucker 772-201-8722


Associates:
W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797 Lori Mixon 634-1457
John Pell 357-8769 Sharon Johnson 634-6241
Jeri Wilson 634-6056 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221 Keith Pearce *.634-7007
Mark Goodbread* 634-6999 Cindy Fairtrace (863) 697-0433


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Performance

J RealtyLLC.


104 N.W. 7th Ave.
Okeechobee
www.Tucker-Group.com


ing at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The
cost for play is $45 person or $180
per team. Awards and prizes will be
given to first place, eighth place, and
next to last place. There will also be a
chicken and ribs barbecue lunch. For
more information call (863) 462-5863.
Flotilla seeks members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee is seeking
new members to become involved in
the Auxiliary's programs. The Auxilia-
ry is a volunteer service organization
composed of men and women who
actively support recreational boating
safety and other Coast Guard mis-
sions.
The Auxiliary also provides recre-
ational boating safety support to sate
and local authorities.
Members could be involved in
patrols, communications, administra-
tion, seamanship, piloting/navigation,
weather or search and rescue.
For information, call. (863) 763-


Oak Lake Estates. Closeto completion. New 3/2 home with a cathedral ceiling. New water fron home with lake access
r 3300 ft .n r rof. Granite AII1 tile baths, stone kitchen counter This home is custom built at $249,000
coter t te under o loo r. tops, celulose insulation, finished 3/2 with tile floors, real wood cabinets,
counter tops, tile and wood oonlgarage. Water fron, with lake access.and xu baths. You can't go wro000ng
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Ten All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now being evalu-
ated for the Ten All Star Summer
Basketball Camp. The Ten All Star
Basketball Camp is by Invitation Only.
Boys and Girls ages 10-19 are eligible
to apply. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince
Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill
and Antawn Jamison. Players from
50 States and 10 Foreign Countries
attended the 2007 camp. College Bas-
ketball Scholarships are possible for
players selected to the All-American
Team. Camp Locations Include: Bab-
son Park, FL, Prescott, AZ, Thousand
Oaks,. CA, Gainesville, GA, Cham-
paign, IL, Glassboro, NJ, Lebanon,
TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg,
VA. There is also a Summer Camp
available for Boys and Girls ages &-18-
of all skill levels. For a free brochure
on these Summer Camps, please call
(704) 373-0873 ANYTIME or email
www.tenstarcamp.com.








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ENGLISH BULL DOG Female.
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
hole. Dearly missed. Reward
offered (863)228-4694
HUFFY Blue, Vic. Aqua Isles
Park. Approx early March. If
found please call
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Employment -
Fule-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




BILINGUAL
(English-Spanish)
Insurance Customer Service
Representative needed;
License a plus,
Expedence a plus
Please fax resume to:
(863)763-1510
.-CSR/AGENT-
Bruce Homer/
Nationwide Insurance
Looking for Experienced
Licensed CSR/AGENT
Full or Part Time considered
Applied/AMS Systems exp.
a plus. Bilingual a Plus.
Fax resume to:
863-763-6010 or drop
off at 900 S. Parrott Ave.
ALL INQUIRIES CONFIDENTIAL
SALESPERSON
WANTED
NEW 500+ site "5-Star" Mas-
ter Planned RV Village being
developed in 2008 in Okee-
chobee. First rate sales people
wanted to sell deeded sites
and Park Model Homes.
Flexible hours commission-
based. Fax resume to
863-467-4804.
WELDERS/FABRICATORS
NEEDED: Aluminum & Steel.
Drivers License a MUST!
Benefits Available.
Apply in person.
Adron Fence Co.
2762 NW 4th St.
Mon- Fri, 7:30am to 3:30pm



CLERICAL HELP
WANTED PART TIME
Need to be computer
literate in data
processing. Fax resume
to 863-467-5804
DRIVER NEEDED
F/T Class A CDL required.
Local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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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 All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean uD a breeze


JUST CALL MIKE!
Excellent local
references. 40 years
exp in Residential
construction.
We do it all!!
(863)532-9224
? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775
One man's trash Is anoth-
oer man's treasure. urn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fleds.


Repairs
Painting
Roofs
Carpentry
Window washing
Pressure washing
1 3 Story Buildings





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 & 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/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




EPSON RIBBON CARTRIDGES
(6) 8750 $6.00 ea.
1)7768 $12.00, (1)8766
33.00, (1)S015086
$26.00, No phone calls
please. If interested e-mail to
okeeadmin@newszap.com
TOSHIBA COPIER TONER (6)
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
mail to okeeadmin@news-
zap.com


CIGARETTE URNS Terra






Ig & Bantam, Show, Egg &
Meat birds, week old and day
old by Sat., 3/22. $3ea, 4/$10.
Bring the kids, visit the farm
this weekend
Pat @ (863)467-5125


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MCCAWS Hand fed &
weaned, 4-6 mos old, very
sweet, 4 colors. $750 & up
(863)824-0003 after 6pm
ROTTWEILER PUPS 4 mos
old, 4 left, purebred, all shots
& wormed. $250 each
(863)824-0003 after 6pm


Agriculture



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



TRACTOR 2004 Branson
3820 w/ 20" turf tires, fron-
tend loader, 6' wood brush-
cutter, 6'.boxblade & canopy.
205 hrs. $18,000 for all
(863)467-0222


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Larid Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba,
Closed in gar. No pets.
$650/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
dep. (863)467-2302
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in town,
$700/mo, utils incl'd, no
pets, smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313


COMMERCIAL BUILDING
FOR SALE OR LEASE
PRIME commercial corridor.
2800 SF building available
located at 3729 SE Hwy 441
call: Exit Realty Neighbors
863-634-8378
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifieds.


KINGS BAY- 2br,1ba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:
postmac@bellsouth.net


KINGS BAY, 2br/2ba, $750
mo. BASSWOOD, 2 br, 1 ba
$700/mo. (863)763-7301 or
(863)532-8042


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



BASSWOOD Pets OK! 3BR,
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave.
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $825
mo. + sec. dep. Pic's @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
Call Lex (561)715-1768
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1100/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3443 NW 40th Dr.
. Basswood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD 3/1, lots of stor-
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet.
$950/mo neg.
(863)763-0445
Dixie Ranch Acres 3BR/2BA
on 1 acre, nice neighbor-
hood, 1st, last & sec.
(863)634-0697
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN: 3br/2ba, New A/C,
2300 + sq. ft., Porcelain
Tile, W/D hook up, Lanai &
screen porch; gar, lawn serve,
non-smok env, $1000 mo.
+ $800 sec. (941)504-3954
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, $900 per
month + 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)465-0053
OKEECHOBEE- 4BR, 2BA,
$1100/mo + sec. 615 Hwy
78, (561)718-9784 Larry
OKEECHOEE CBS, 4br, 2ba
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1200 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
SE Okeechobee, 4BR/3BA, 2
car garage, w/swimming
pool, $1500 mo. + 1st &
sec. (561)254-9326
TREASURE ISLAND -2 br,
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo
(954)610-5345
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sffledspa


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


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Real Estate



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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Looldng for a place to
, hang your hat? Look no
' further than the classl-
Sfleds.


AUCTION OKEECHOBEE CO.
MARCH 29TH -10 am
One acre, 2/1 CBS renovated,
fenced, central AC, Fireplace
68t8 Center St
Continental Realty Auctions
(561)602-0096


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



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com

Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
flues.


Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.


Rent from $750 month (F/US)
Adults/Private
Vintage Cottage Wraparound Porch
On Two Sides of Deep Water
lni[ ^ 1;)f l ;{<]m ir 3hYi [ii


RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$650/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
TAYLOR CREEK: 2 BR, 2 BA
Annually, available
immediately. $750/ month
(239)707-8327
TREASURE ISLAND 2/1, On
canal. Newly remodeled.
$750 dep. $175 wk. Call
Missy @ (863)634-8674
YEARLY LEASE No pets, 2/2,
$500/mo, 3/2 $600/mo, 3/2
w/FM $650/mo. $1000 sec
dep. (863)763-4031


ANCIENT OAKS 55+, Gated,
1br, lba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util.
& Cable TV included.
$550/mo. 954-610-5345
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230


Waefrn


LARKEE LAKES Older Single
wide on 2 lots at end of cul-
de-sac, 2br, lba. $65,000
neg (863)467-2156
OKEE Behind Bill's Mini Mart,
2 br, 2 ba, nice corner lot,
older m.h. $65,000 neg
(863)467-2156

Recreation


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


ALUMINUM DUCK HUNTING
BOAT 12', 15hp Evinrude
mtr., w/trailer, $1200.
(561)254-9326
BASS TRACKER 17' TX,
40hp Mercury, 2 fishfinders,
troll.mtr., new batteries, cov-
er, $4500. (609)577-4153


Monaco LaPalma, '00 34' 1
slide, 2 TVs, 2 ac's, 38k mi.,
Ford V10, banks power, ex-
tras, very clean, no
smoke/pets, $47,000.
(863)763-4588


CARL'S RV STORAGE
455 US Hwy. 441 SE.,
Okeechobee 34974 Directly
East of Good Spirits Lounge.
Units up to 45 Ft L
accepted.
(863)634-8617 or
(863)763-0295
PARK MODLE 2005, Fully
furnished. Blue Cypress
Condo Assoc. Lot 151.
$82,500. (863)467-5601


HUNTING BUGGY 251 Mo-
tor, 2 trans, all new parts,
new paint, toolbox, water
keg for fresh water, newer
tires. $5700 neg
(863)673-5020
KAWASAKI PRAIRIE 360 -
'05, 4X4, Very good condi-
tion. $3100 or best offer.
(863)634-4438




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Weather changes affect disease-carrying mosquitoes


By Stu Hutson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Calling it a
silver lining may be a stretch, but
the storm clouds wrought by the
devastating 2004 hurricane season
did bring the Sunshine State at
least one ray of relief.
The year before, West Nile virus
unexpectedly struck nearly 3,000
people in Colorado, killing more
than 60. Similar outbreaks seemed
virtually inevitable throughout
,the country for the next year --
,especially in. Florida, where the
,mosquito and bird-borne disease
-seemed inevitable.
Even after months of prepa-
*ration, states such as California,
Arizona and Texas suffered heavy
,casualties in 2004. In Florida, how-
ever, four major hurricanes and
'a tropical storm had splattered
!mosquito and bird populations
'across the state, leaving the virus
no means of reproducing and
spreading.
Meteorological challenges
continued to hold the virus at bay
*for the next three years -- another
heavy hurricane season followed
by two years of drought. But this
year, the weather could actually
be "normal," and University of
Florida entomologists could think
of no scarier proposition.


Already this season, high lev-
els of eastern equine encephalitis
virus have been documented in
parts of Central Florida. These ear-
ly outbreaks may not bode well for
the upcoming mosquito season.
"Depending on the summer
rainfall patterns, conditions in Flor-
ida could be perfect for us to final-
ly be hit by some of the diseases
we've been narrowly ducking the
last few years," said Jonathan Day,
professor of medical entomology
at UF's Medical Entomology Labo-
ratory'in Vero Beach, part of UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "We're watching very
closely so we know what to pre-
pare for."
As Mr. Day outlines in a paper
published in this month's Journal
of Medical Entomology, there is a
distinct chain of events that leads
to a Colorado-like epidemic, and
that chain begins in early January
with specific rainfall, drought and
temperature patterns.
For example, a series of
droughts such as those reported in
'peninsular Florida during the last
two years, could isolate mosqui-
toes into small areas of moisture-
rich land. During that time, the
confined mosquito population
interacts with the birds that are


attracted to the fresh water. The
birds and mosquitoes become a
captive audience and cycle any
virus that is trapped in that space
with them.
When rains return, the now
infected mosquito population
would then be set free to spread
the disease to other birds and ani-
mals, including humans, on which
they feed.
There are currently more than
560 meteorological recording
stations across Florida carefully
monitoring the Sunshine State's
weather patterns.
Many in the state may already
be feeling the buzzing pests' bites,
but the information gathered at the
recording stations and by many
other experts across the state al-
low an analysis of what the cur-
rent conditions may mean for July
-- the bloom of mosquito season
and potentially the most danger-
ous time for arboviral diseases.
Of course, mosquito-borne dis-
eases have probably been a prob-
lem since humans first inhabited
the state of Florida 15,000 years
ago. However, the increasing
density of the human population
in Florida makes the problem far
more potent, .Day says.
For example, widespread out-


breaks of St. Louis encephalitis
virus struck peninsular Florida
in 1977, with 110 human cases.
Thirteen years later, it struck again
with 226 cases.
In his paper, Mr. Day points
out how both outbreaks followed
strikingly similar rainfall and
drought patterns, patterns that
can be tracked and are predictive
of future mosquito-borne disease
outbreaks.
But, of course, the crystal ball
isn't only focused on weather pat-
terns. Knowing which mosquito
species are dangerous is also vi-
tally important.
"The type of mosquito not only
tells us what kind of disease we
could be dealing with, but also
when and how to take precau-
tions," said Roxanne Rutledge
Connelly, a UF entomologist who
helps teach one of the most recog-
nized courses in identifying mos-
quitoes in the world.
For example, if the potentially
dangerous mosquito population is
the Asian tiger mosquito-a rela-
tively new invasive species to the
United States known for spreading
dengue fever in Hawaii and South-
east Asia-then the game is com-
pletely different than that for the
vast majority of other mosquito


UF/IFAS
An Asian tiger mosquito -- one of several types of mosquito
that may problematically spread arboviral diseases such as
West Nile virus if bad weather patterns do not disturb their
populations this year -- taken 2007.


species.
The Asian tiger mosquito not
only feeds in bright sunlight, but
it needs significantly less water
to breed than most of its Ameri-
can cousins. So, control and pre-
vention programs must consider
these issues.
"We have more ability now
than ever before for predicting


these outbreaks and doing some-
thing about them before they get
out of hand," Mr. Day said. "There
are vaccinations, animal control
measures and insecticides. The
truth is that our best tool is still
general public awareness; but it's
the most difficult tool of all to put
into use, because it takes the most
time, effort and preparedness."


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