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Vol. 99 No. 10]


Briefs

Main Street plans
Fun Shoot
Okeechobee Main Street
will host a 100 Target Fun Shoot
on Saturday May 17, at beauti-
ful Quail Creek Plantation. The
proceeds from the event will
benefit Main Street's beauti-
fication and restoration proj-
ects. Check in begins at 8 a.m.,
course opens at 8:30 a.m., with
last shooter by 10 a.m. Door
prizes, raffles, and barbecue
lunch will be provided. For
more information about the
fun shoot please contact Pro-
gram Manager Karen Hanawalt
at 863-357-6246, reservation
forms are available at Mike's
Okeechobee Guns, The Gun
Shop and the Main Street office,
111 NE Second Street.

Technology helps
reduce dairy waste
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) will
hold a public meeting on Tues-
day, April 15, at 6 p.m. to discuss
BATs -- Best Available Technolo-
gies (BATs) for dairies in the Lake
Okeechobee watershed.
Project results from the
Edge-of-Farm treatment systems
constructed on four dairies in
the Okeechobee Basin to re-
duce phosphorus loads to Lake
Okeechobee will be presented.
Discussion of the future use of
these technologies for the North-
ern Everglades restoration efforts
will take place.
The meeting will be held in
the SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center Auditorium on the sec-
ond floor of the Bank of America
Building in downtown Okeecho-
bee, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite
201, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
For more information about
the meeting, or to get direc-
tions, peac phone the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
1-800-250-4200 or 863-462-5260.

Freedom from
smoking class set
Would you like to be tobacco-
free by summer vacation? Florida
Hospital Heartland Division wants
to help by offering the American
Lung Association Freedom from
Smoking program. This 8-session
program helps smokers create a
supportive environment to break
their tobacco addiction. Each per-
son who joins this program will
develop their own plan for stop-
ping. Emphasis will be on long-
term freedom from tobacco.
This free program begins
Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in
Conference Room 1 at Florida
Hospital Heartland Division, on
Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring.
Pre-registration is required. For
more information please call
Sara 863-386-6476.

Drought Index

Current: 111
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.50 feet
S Last Year: 10.09 feet



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

Index
C lassifieds .............................. 6,7
C o m ics ...................................... 5
Community Events.................... 4
C rossw ord ................................. 5
O bituaries .................................. 3
O p inio n ...................................... 4
Speak O ut ................................. 4
S p o rts ........................................ 8
T V ......-.............. ...................... 4
W eather .................................... 2

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Driver's License Office in jeopardyBy


Budget cuts could
close local office

Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Due to the extreme budget
cuts that are being seen across
the board throughout the state,
another service in Okeechobee
could possibly be hindered.
The Florida Department of
Motor Vehicles has to cut their
budget by $15 million dollars ac-
cording to the director of the di-
vision of Driver's Licenses, Sandy


Lambert.
While nothing is certain, and
there are many ways to cut the
budget on the table, one way that
is being proposed to the Florida
Legislature is to target the most
expensive budget item, offices.
According to Mrs. Lambert,
"There are 13 offices in the state
that are on a potential closing
list. Okeechobee's Driver's Li-
cense Office is one of the 13."
Mrs. Lambert explained that
the state legislation has asked
all state agencies to show ways
to accommodate budget reduc-


tions. There are currently 50 to
60 ways on the table, yet one of
the largest expenditures for the
department is driver's license of-
fices.
That makes the closing of of-
fices an easy alternative to lower-
ing the budget quickly.
This would have a tremen-
, dous impact on Okeechobee
due to the isolation of the county
from other cities. There are two
driver's license offices within
almost the same distance: Fort
Pierce, 41.6 miles away; and Port
St. Lucie, 38.3 miles away. This


would potentially be the clos-
est offices within proximity of
Okeechobee.
Other options such as offering
driver's license services at the lo-
cal county tax collector's office
have been addressed within the
13 counties that are on this po-
tential list.
Celeste Watford, the County
Tax Collector was contacted by
Mrs. Lambert on Tuesday, April
8, and was told that this was a
possibility and discussed possi-
ble ways to create a way to offer
these services within her offices.


The tax collector's office is
already very busy and served
many different functions withir
our community.
One way to alleviate some ex-
penditures for the department is
to utilize the online services anc
skip the trip to the offices wher
possible. At www.gorenew.corr
you can perform many services
without having to step foot in ar
office. At their website, you can:
change emergency contact infor-
mation; license or identification
See Office Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are currently
searching for a 15-year-old
Okeechobee run away who
is likely in the company of a
32-year-old man.
Sady Nicole Fite, states a
release from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
is thought to be in the company
of Jose Luis Tagle. Tagle is be-
lieved to be from the Indian-
town area.
This is not the first time Fite
has run away from home. She
was last reported missing on
Feb. 29 and was believed to be
in the company of Tagle. Fite
did return home on her own
accord in early March.
Then on March 13, OCSO


deputies were called to a do-
mestic dispute involving Fite.
Fite led the scene on foot.
As a result of that dispute, a
warrant has been issued for the
teen's arrest. Tagle already has
several warrants out that call for
his arrest. Fite is described as a
white female standing .5-foot-2
and weighing 115 pounds. She
has brown/blonde hair with ha-
zel eyes.
Tagle is a white male stand-
ing 5-foot-7 and weighing 187
pounds. He has brown eyes
and black hair, although he may
have also shaved his head. If
anyone has any information on
the whereabouts of either Fite
or Tagle, they are asked to con-
tact the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at 863-763-3117


immediately.
OCSO Detective Rick Durfee
is the officer in charge of the
case.


submitted photo
Sady Nicole Fite


IDs were sold to
illegal immigrants

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has
been ar-
rested and
booked into
theOkeecho-
bee County
Jail for his
alleged con-
nection in
the manufac-
ture of fake E4
identification Enrique
cards for il- Hernandez
legal aliens.
Enrique Ruiz Hernandez, 32,
N.E. Eighth Lane, was charged
with one count of making or
having instruments and ma-
terials for counterfeiting driv-
er's licenses or identification


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Concerns about hunters
and four wheelers in Viking
prompted Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff Paul May and Major
Noel Stephen to address the
Wednesday, April 9 meeting
of the Coquina Water Control
Board of Supervisor meeting.


cards. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail undei
a bond of $15,000.
Hernandez was arrest-
ed Tuesday, April 8, on ar
Okeechobee County warrant
by Officer P.C. Eddings of the
Okeechobee City Police De-
partment.
Information at the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) indicates that Hernan-
dez was allegedly making the,
false identification, Social Secu-
rity and resident alien cards at a
residence on N.W 36th St.
The OCSO paperwork states
that during their investigatior
members of the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force conducted
four trash pulls when the trast
was placed by the road for col-
lection. The detectives went
through the trash and founc
blank Social Security cards
See IDs Page 2


The sheriff said there were '
few complaints this last hunt-
ing season. He stated that
there were two deputies to
patrol that area of the county
and that on holiday weekends
the number of officers is in-
creased. The sheriff added that
upon the request of the board,
See Viking Page 2


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsker

Fresh produce
Joey Allen, 11, proudly shows off his home grown pro.
duce at a stand set up near his home. Joey, who won
a prize for his sweet onions at the Okeechobee County
Fair, was selling onions just harvested that day.


Man accused of


making fake IDs


Digging up fun: Students visit crystal mines


,o'm*k'i,


Okeechobee News/D.Hamilton
North Elementary School third grade students, Sarah Lightner and Trevor Brady hit the
jackpot finding clam and calcite crystal formations during their Wednesday visit to the
Ft. Drum Crystal Mine. The students, third through fifth grade get to go to the mine as a
reward using their Accelerated Reading points to "pay their way" to an adventure.


/ INI/D. Hamilton
Third grade students from North Elementary School enjoyed a morning adventure on
Wednesday, April 9. The group was taken by bus to the Ft. Drum Crystal Mine to dig
for fossils and crystals. Student, Alex Edenfield finds a soggy clam shell at the end of
the washing station. The kids got to "dig" for about two hours and took their treasures
home with them.


Deputies seek missing teen


Deputies patrol


Viking properties


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Office
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card renewal; change address on
license or identification card; or-
der a duplicate license or identi-
fication card if yours was lost/.sto-
len/destroyed; obtain an original
identification card; complete an
online driver license application;
make appointments; check status
of your driver's license; update
insurance information or social
security number; check for traf-
fic school completion and obtain


IDs
Continued From Page 1
resident alien cards, small pieces
of notebook paper with names,
Social Security numbers and birth
dates.
"They were not authentic by
any means," said a task force de-
tective Wednesday, April 9, of the
cards found in the trash.
The detectives also found nu-
merous photographs, but the
heads had been cut out and used
on the bogus identification cards.
On Sept. 8, 2006, the detectives
executed a search warrant on


Viking
Continued From Page 1
his office could watch a specific
area in Viking.
Major Stephen stated that af-
ter a person has been warned
one time for trespassing, if they
are caught trespassing again on
the same property, they could be
taken to jail.
"I think the key to the prai-
rie is keeping someone there all
the time," the sheriff said. "We
will continue to put extra people
there," He also said that he was
considering adding two more offi-
cers to patrol the Viking area. The
sheriff noted that one of his depu-
ties lives adjacent to Viking, and
that this officer could be called
out at night when it would take a
while for deputies on duty to re-
spond to a call.
"I think from three years ago
we have a different place."
The sheriff said his office has
cited parents of under age four
wheeler operators. He said cer-
tain four wheel dealers on the


other forms.
Okeechobee County residents
can protest the proposed closing
by contacting state representa-
tives. Florida Senator J.D. Alex-
ander, district 17, can be reached
via email at alexander.jd.web@
flsenate.gov and state Senator
Ken Pruitt, district 28, may be
reached via email at pruitt.ken.
web@(a flsenate.gov. Local house
representatives e-mail addresses
are: Frank Attkisson district 79,
frank.attkisson@myfloridahouse.
gov and Richard Machek, district
78, richard.machek@myflorida-


the residence. During this search
they found a lamination machine,
pieces of cut up laminate in a trash
can, a Polaroid One-Step close up
camera, miscellaneous pieces of
paper, a Social Security card, a .32
caliber revolver and "numerous
counterfeit identification cards
as well as the equipment used to
manufacture such cards.
The OCSO paperwork indi-
cates that the detectives applied
for the search warrant in May of
2006.
When asked Wednesday, the
task force detective said he wasn't
sure where Hernandez has been
since the search of the residence.


coast tell people they can come
to Viking and even furnish maps.
Some people don't think anyone
lives in Viking, the sheriff added.
"The prairie is a unique place
and as it grows the problems will
go away," he said.
The consensus of the board
was to put up signs at the en-
trances to Viking at Peavine Trail
and 101 Ranch Road informing
the public that Viking is private
property and people must have
the permission of the land own-
ers to use the property.
As a backup measure, it was
suggested that letters be sent to
nonresident property owners.
The board also discussed
drainage problems in Viking and
the possibility of filling the vacant
superintendent's position. In re-
sponse to increased diesel prices,
the board voted to give Emmerick
and Sons an extra $5 a truckload
for the contract hauling the com-
pany is doing for Coquina.
Susan Williams was recently
appointed to finish out the term
of supervisor John Entry who
passed away last month. Mrs.
Williams has served on the board
before.


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Assistant State Attorney explains prosecutor's job


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis member and former
Judge William Hendry invited
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright to the Kiwanis luncheon
last week where he spoke of his
history in the judicial system and
what his job as a prosecuting at-
torney for the State Attorney's of-
fice entails.
Mr. Albright is an University of
Florida graduate with a degree
in criminal justice. During law
school, he interned in Alaska. He
also worked as the editor for the
Florida Law Review.
Working in different circuits,
Mr. Albright has been in the ju-
dicial system for 11 years. He
currently serves the 19th Judicial
Circuit as the Assistant State Attor-
ney which covers Okeechobee,
Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie
counties.
According to Mr. Albright his
job is to argue cases in front of the
judge and present cases to both
the jury and judge.


The process begins with law
enforcement which contact the
state attorney's office after arrests
with the reports and evidence.
This accumulation of evidence is
handed over to their office where
they decide whether charges need
to be filed on behalf of the state
and what charges need to be filed
based on the evidence.
Can the case be proven be-
yond a reasonable doubt? That is
the job of the State Attorney.
Law enforcement only need
probable cause in order to make
the arrest. If the evidence does
not prove the crime, then it is the
responsibility of the state to dis-
miss the charges.
Approximately 70 percent of
cases have charges filed, while
30 percent are dismissed. For the
cases that are charged, the state
attorney's office files an informa-
tion sheet with the .court detailing
what charges are being filed.
The accused either then goes
to plea or trial. Plea offers are a
necessary part of thd court sys-


tem due to the extreme influx of
cases.
According to Mr. Albright he is
currently working on 300 felony
cases.
There are anywhere from 900
to 1000 felony cases in a given
year, with most of them being
drug related. There are approxi-
mately 1,500 misdemeanors.
There are four, full time attor-
neys working felony cases and.
one working misdemeanor cases
when the state has a full staff.
Each case is given a point val-
ue based on a score sheet. This is
set by the Florida Legislature and
helps to recommend sentence
based on the offense and past
offenses. If .the accused scores
under 44 points, they will more
than likely be limited to jail time.
If they score over 44 points, they
will more than likely have prison
time and other penalties.
A habitual offender of a felony
is any offender with two prior fel-
ony adjudification of guilt. They
can receive twice the sentence for


Traffic stop for no tag light leads to drug arrest
By Eric Kopp with intent to Boswell was booked into the the only occupant. When field tested the green to state that the susp
Okeechobee News sell and pos- Okeechobee County Jail under a When told of the non-working leafy substance indicated a posi- juana weighed a total
After being stopped for no tag session of co- bond of $11,000. tag light and asked why the ma- tive result for the presence of 28 grams. The susp
After being stopped for no tag caine. He was An arrest affidavit by a detec- roon four-door Chevrolet had no
light on the vehiclehewasdriving, also charged tive with the Okeechobee Narcot- license tag Boswell said he had marijuana. When the detective cocaine weighed .7
an Okeechobee man was arrested with the mis- ics Task Force states that Boswell just purchased the car, and pro- conducted a field test on the tinued the report.
on two felony drug charges. demeanors of was stopped in the parking lot of duced a bill of sale and a title. other substance it indicated a The suspected ci
Jarrod Armand Boswell, 28, driving while t the Traveler's Inn Motel, 601 N. The report goes on to state
of N.W 32nd Ave., was arrested license sus- Parrott Ave., around 10:45 p.m. that the detective found a green positive result for the presence of found in a cigarette I
April 7 and charged with the felo- pended with knowledge and pos- Monday. When the detective ap- leafy substance in the car, as well cocaine, the detective's report,
nies of possession of marijuana session of drug paraphernalia, proached the vehicle Boswell was as a yellowish hard substance. The detective's report goes on a razor blade.


pected mari-
of just over
ected crack
grams, con-

ocaine was
pack, added
, along with


Obituaries


Glades Arrest Report


Dudley P Jones
Dudley P. Jones, age 66, died
Saturday, April 5, 2008, at his resi-
dence. He had been a resident
of Okeechobee for 15 years and
a member of Calvary Chapel. He
was born November 10, 1941,
in New Britain, Conn. Dudley
enjoyed woodworking as a pas-
time.
He was preceded in death by
a daughter, Deborah Williams.
Survived by his wife of 46 years,
Dettra, he is also survived by a
daughter Dawn Hair, of Okeecho-
bee; brothers: Russell Jones and
Jeffrey (Susan) Jones, all of Sara-


sota; seven grandchildren, and
four nephews, Gerald, Jeffrey,
Justin.and Travis.
Services will be held Sunday,
April 13, at Calvary Chapel, 1963
NW 38th Avenue, at 2 p.m. with
Pastor Fred Klesper officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that donations be
made to Hospice of Okeechobee,
PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
34973 or to the American Cancer
Society.
All arrangements are under
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
Alberto Del Pozo, 43, Naples,
was arrested March 23 on a felony
charge of grand theft. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor of


trespassing. His bond was set at
$6,000.
Justin Summeralls, 22, Or-
tona, was arrested March 29 on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. He was released on his own
recognizance.
Richard Sauve, 50, Sebring,
was arrested March 31 on a felo-
ny charge of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. He was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams.


His bond was set at $6,000.
Ronald Taylor, 55, LaBelle,
was arrested March 31 on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $750.
Todd Cox, 25, Lakeport, was
arrested March 31 on a felony
charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Frank Golden, 43, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 2 on a
felony charge of possession of co-
caine. He was also charged with


the misdemeanor of possession
of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


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that third case.
A prosecutor has to know how
strong their case is in order to pro-
ceed. If the case isn't very strong
then they can offer a lower charge
with the plea offer. Where if they
went to trial for the maximum
charge, the accused could possi-
bly be cleared due to reasonable
doubt of the full charge.
Their office also works with
victims who have the right to
come in and ask for sentence
lower than what is recommend-
ed. The state then has the option
to agree or disagree. In Florida,
the state is being represented,
not the victim and ultimately the
judge has full discretion on what
sentence is ordered.
Mr. Albright stated, "My job
is to lock them up--but I have to
follow laws and procedures that
are given by legislature. If I have
a reasonable doubt then I sign a
paper to drop charges."
There are precautions in place
to not prosecute cases that could
be thrown out due to lack of evi-


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dence, etc.
Mr. Albright currently works 6
to 10 murder cases a year. All of
the current cases are drug related
with methamphetamines. While
this is not equal to larger towns,
these numbers are growing and


the State Attorney's office are
striving to meet the needs of the
judicial system for the area.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Judge William Hendry (left) invited Assistant State Attorney
Ashley Albright (center) to the Kiwanis luncheon where he in-
formed members including vice-president Jim Vensel (right)
about the processes of his office and the judicial system.







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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, 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 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
OLYMPICS: What is your take on the Olympics this year? Should
the opening ceremonies be protested by the US Government because
they "glorify a country that actively promotes genocide"?
COMMENTS: Boy, people have to complain about something
don't they? The Florida Highway Patrol investigates an accident and
writes up a report, and yet a Speak Out caller has to comment and say
maybe they were wrong. I am sure the FHP knows a lot more about
traffic laws than the caller does. And I am sure they did a thorough
investigation and had all the facts. This is what FHP troopers do for a
living. I think they know what they are doing.
DRIVERS: I am 100 percent in favor of requiring drivers over the
age of 70 to have annual vision and hearing tests in order to keep their
driving privileges. Some older folks are in great shape. That is fine,
they are good drivers. But some can hardly hear and have limited vi-
sion and are endangering themselves and everyone else on the road
every time they get behind the wheel. Sure it is a hassle to have to
make an appointment and go down and take the tests to have your
license renewed once a year, but most of these folks are retirees. They
have plenty of time to take care of it. And they wouldn't have to do the
written or driving test again, just the vision and hearing screenings. It
might just be the incentive some folks need to go to their doctors and
get that hearing aid or new pair of glasses they have been claiming
they don't need.
DOCTORS: This is in response to the comments about the hos-
pital emergency room. From what I have heard and read, and have
noticed first hand, it makes a huge difference if you have your own
doctor to call and meet you at the ER. Or if your doctor is not avail-
able, they have someone else taking their calls and that doctor meets
you there. If you have a young child, you absolutely need a regular,
local pediatrician. It is so worth the cost of those annual checkups
to have a doctor you can call. Also, it makes a big difference for your
child to have someone who knows their health history taking care of
them in an emergency. And in many cases, you can even avoid the ER
completely. In most cases, even on a weekend, when we have had
emergencies our pediatrician has met us at her office, and opened up
the office to take care of my child. We only have to go to the ER if a
test is needed that the doctor cannot do in the office. Rather than go
to the ER, call your doctor first.
ATVS: I hope the identities of these young men on the ATVs who
frightened the elderly woman are discovered and the parents shamed
for'their kids' behavior. Unfortunately, what will probably happen is
the parents will make excuses for them or lie and claim they were at
home the entire time. Our neighborhood has spoiled little darlings
with these toys and parents who don't care what and where their chil-
dren are or what they are doing. Many neighbors have called the sher-
iff to complain as these kids, middle school age, are tearing up and
down the road at night without lights. Sometimes two or more to one
ATV I suspect it is just a matter of time until they reach the age it is fun
to destroy others property and terrorize elderly women in the middle
of the night. I know for a fact they were caught once by a sheriff's
detective who followed them home to have the father begin arguing
with the detective that it wasn't his kids and he must be wrong.
ROADWAYS: As if it wasn't bad enough these kids break the law
by riding their ATVs on the roadways, I have seen kids in golf carts
driving down county roads. I even came across one in a go-cart driv-
ing right on the road. This is incredibly dangerous as these kids could
be hit by cars. Especially with the go-carts which are so low to the
ground, a driver might not see them in time. Also, these kids do not
follow the traffic laws. They go into the ditch and then pop up on the
road right in front of a car. Some seem to think it is fun the scare driv-
ers that way. If parents don't keep their kids off the roads, we are going
to have some bad accidents. What are parents thinking, letting their
kids ride around all over the place unsupervised?
BICYCLES: I realize that bicyclists have the right to be on the roads
with the cars. I don't have a problem with that. But they are also sup-
posed to follow the same traffic laws as the cars. That means they are
supposed to stop for traffic lights and stop signs. They are supposed
to yield right of way to other vehicles, just like someone driving a car.
They are supposed to signal before turning. If the bicyclists are going
to be on the road, they need to learn the rules. And if they are riding
after sunset, they should have lights on the bike.
CORN: I think it is a big mistake to use corn, which is a major food
crop, for fuel. The price of feed has gone through the roof, which
means that the prices for meat, eggs and milk are also going up. The
farmers have to pay more for corn to feed their animals so they have
no choice but to raise the prices of the food produced. They need to
find something else to produce fuel, maybe some kind, of plant that
can be grown on land that is not currently used for agriculture.
RECYCLING: With the concern about the environmental prob-
lems of landfills and the rising price of oil, this country needs to do a
lot more in the way of recycling and in conservation. A simple thing
is to carry a cloth shopping bag or bags instead of getting plastic ones
every time you go to the store. Another thing we could do is put in
more mass transit systems to conserve fuel. If there were 4 b.us or a
train to go over the coast to the mall, I would use it. I think a lot of
people would. And why doesn't our county do more to make it easier
to recycle? We need countywide curbside recycling. This is an election
year and I would like to see recycling discussed as a campaign issue.



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Letters to the Editor


How will we fill our
needs?
When people cry to God, He
always listens.
What do people need?
Shelter, a house some people
are able to call it home. Food, a
healthy balance three meals, but
if you are a child or elder a healthy
snack has to be included.
Health care is so important that
socialist and communist countries
give it for free; especially for the
children; because the children are
the future of the nation.


Protection is needed too, as
in work safety, no lead in house
painting, or toys.
During' childhood, parents
have to protect their children
unless there is abuse or neglect
that society has to intervene. The
same precaution and care has to
be provided to elders.
You know God is watching
you. In case of natural disaster,
a plan for the protection to the
families has to be developed.
Taking good care of the
environment and animals. Always
recall that God created the earth,
air, the trees and the animals,


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 10
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI International Genealogical Index-, Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn
Rinear at 863-697-1807.
Kiwanis, Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please joini
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor acaregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 863-763-5093.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.


and that human kind is only the
custodial of God creations.
Self-esteem; love and being
loved, feeling proud or your
accomplishments.
Valuing of all human life, bed
ridden people; children, young
adults or elders, the people with
special needs those too are God
creation. We the people are just
the custodial of God's creation
we cannot harm it, destroy it or
mistreat.
For human kind and the
protection of God's creations,
there ways to accomplish it by
the Good way Democracy, by


the bad way socialism, or by the
ugly way communism.
Only the people can decide it,
if it will do by the easy way or by
the hard way? To love God and be
loved by God should be made in
the easy way.
Shelter, food health, protection
those are the basic needs of the
people. The people cannot live
without them. How will the
people acquire them in a good
way, a bad one or with the worst
ugly?
Ana Vazquez


Community Events

Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book sale will run Thursday,
April 10 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hard cover
books are $2. Paperbacks: $1, Children's hard cover: $1, Children's
paperbacks: $.50. DVD's are $1. Library discards are half price. On
Saturday, a box of books will be $5 and a bag of books will be $2. This
is a major fund-raiser for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library. For
more information please call the library at 863-763-3536.

Men's Health Fair planned April 13
The Walker Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church will host a Health
Fair "Just for Men" on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. Fasting blood work
for lipids (cholesterol), glucose and PSA (prostate) will be offered, for a
fee. Many other tests will be performed. Breakfast will be served. Pre-reg-
istration is required. To register call the Parish Nurse Resource Center at
863-453-0700.

Nutritional analysis class offered
CRA Nutritional analysis class will be held, Monday, April 14 at
5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The class will
be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For more information call 863-763-
4320.

Seminole Elementary plans family fun night
April 18 from 6 until'8 p.m. will be the annual Family Fun Night at
Seminole Elementary. The night will be filled with games, food, and
more! Tickets are .25 cents each, and they can be used to purchase
pulled pork sandwiches or dunk the principal in the dunk tank. We'll
see you there.

All day scrapbooking party
An all-day scrapbooking crop will be held on Saturday, April 19,
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you are interested in participating in our pot luck luncheon. We
are also having a "Punch Your Art Out" day, complete with a demon-
stration and free use of an assortment of various types of punches to
enhance your scrapbooking, cardmaking and craft projects. Carolyn
Jones will be available to assist you with your scrapbooking questions
and supplies. Refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of
door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you are currently
working. For more information call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Carolyn
at 863-634-1885.

Earth Day celebration set
Celebrate Earth Day at DuPuis Management Area on April 19. The
theme is "Protect Wild Florida" and it features and up close view of
Florida's wildlife brought by Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. There will
be food, and drinks, booths and lots of activities for the kids, even a
presentation on endangered Red Cockaded Woodpeckers and the ef-
forts that are being made to bring back these birds. For information
call 1-800-432-2045 ext.3339.
Red Cross class dates slated
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering the following
classes in April: Monday, April 21 Infant/Child CPR; Thursday, April
24 First Aid Basics. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. and all classes
will be held at the branch office. To register, or for more information
please stop by their office located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. or call 863-
763-2488.

CCC to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Shared
Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday,
April 22, at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee School
Board Office. Guest speakers will be, Positive Behavior Support Pro-
gram Pam Chandler and Cathleen Blair, Healthy Start Becky Smith
and New Horizons Pam Stierwalt. This meeting is open to the public.
For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext.257.


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The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, April 4, through Thursday, April 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Super Hero Movie" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Nims Island" (PG) Showtines:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Drillbit Taylor" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and
under are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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Garage/Yard Sale. 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



LAB RETRIEVER MIX female,
red coat, vic. of Ft. Drum off
of 342nd. REWARD!
(863)697-1339
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Employment -
Fuln-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230









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OUA will consider a non-certified operator for
training in lieu of a certified operator. Must
'possess a valid FL Drivers License. Only those
with a three year clean driving record need apply.
Shift work and week-ends are required.
Applications will be accepted until opening is
filled at the Okeechobee Utility Authority located
at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974.
An Equal Opportunity Employer,
Drug Free Work Place.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okeechobee
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a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
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406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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complaints.
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extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4l15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
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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, Unens & 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 6656
'Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machinesn700
,Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740



DASCHOUND PUPS (F),
Min., 8 wks, 1st shots. -
Choc, 1-Red, 1-Blue & tan.
CKC reg $400. 863-634-3758
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce :820
Farm Services 8
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




SKID LOADER Gehl 4625SX
Skid, Loader w/fork, bucket,
graple & treeboom -
10,000
GENERATOR Generac 30Kw
w/ATS,30 hours, $9,000
GAS/DIESEL TANKS 2 x 285
gal w/120v pumps, $500
each
PROPANE TANK New 500 gal
$1200 (772)342-6354


Rentals



Apartments 905;
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property:-
Rent 925
House- Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space 96-
Rent 960



APARTMENT & RV SPOT for
rent. (863)763-7783 or
(561)968-2083
BHR Duplex, Lake Okee. Ac-
cess. 1br, 1ba. Completely
rentavated. W/D & Dishwasher
$125. wkly (561)202-7703
IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
NEW 2 BR, 2 BA Apt., All ma-
jor apple's. included. New
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, 1 block N.
of Walmart $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
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.
Multiple uses available for
this 2800 SF building
Located at 3729 SE Hwy 441
call: Exit Realty Neighbors
863-634-8378





Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes,
$495 Down
Payments
From $895
per month



BASSWOOD Pets OK! 3BR,
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave.
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $795
mo. + sec. dep. Pic's @
www.lexbuvshouses.com
Call Lex (561)715-1768
EAST OF TOWN 3 BR, 1 BA,
$850 mo. (863)634-2121
LOG CABIN -NNew Const on
Rim Canal w/Pool & Dock,
2BR-1BA, Full Furn incl/
Bedding, Linens & Cookware.
SW/D & D/W Cbl, Elec,Wat
Incl. (561)234-0277
OAK PARK 3/1/1 newly re-
modeled CBS, non-smkg.
env., no pets, $950 mo. +
$1000 sec. (863)697-2818
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/ ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport, $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330


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Adults Only
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On Two Sides of Deep Water
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Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.


OPTION TO BUY 3 br/2 ba,
1500 sq ft on 20 acres, 15
min N. of town. $1500/mo +
1st, last & sec.(863)447-0352
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads


STOREFRONT OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE 450 sq. ft.,
near Courthouse, $675 mo.
incl. cam. (863)467-0831


SINGLE, no children, female
pref. to share 3BR, 2BA
home with family. Pool.
$700/month. 863-697-0218


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005.
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
,Condos/
Toiwnhkouses BHSaRe1l1
Farm0 Sale 1-32
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030

Land -a Ie 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out fState -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted`1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 108o



OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba,
Kings Bay house. $950. mo.
$500. Sec. dep
863-634-7460 or 634-7895


FOR SALE -8.37 Acres
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$50k/acre (863)801-3133


AMAZING LAND
DEAL!!!
10acresinvt comm
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First RIty (561)385-7888
www.okeelandforsale.com
NORTH OKEECHOBEE -7
ACRES for sale, off of NW
12TH Terrace. Asking
$95,000. Call (863)634-3280


MOORE HAVEN
Investment Properties: 3 lots
& 3 M/H. Currently rented.
Income of $18,000. yearly.
$120K. or best offer.
For details call (561)261-0766



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home -Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



Available Immediately 3BR,
2BA, doublewide, carport,
large lot, $850/mo. 1 yr. lease
& 1 mo. sec. 863-467-5616.
BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $800/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$875 mo. + $1000 Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
DOUBLE WIDE 3 BR, 2 BA
$850 mo. + electric. Also
Small, 1 BR, $450 mo. (in-
cludes utils). (863)697-0214


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lot, on water, $800/mrno. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
OTTER CREEK 3/2 on 1 acre,
$850/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Will work w/right person.
(863)697-6713




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
OKEE. '2000 DW M/H, 4br,
3ba, '/2 ac. Immaculate
$159,900. &'1992DW
M/H, 2br, 2ba, $125K (off of
15A) Preferred Properties.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
PINE OAKS VILLAGE D/W on
3 lots, 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar.
$125K. Opt. to Rent. Call for
More details. (863)447-0965


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 301l0
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



PARK MODEL 2005, Fully
furnished. Blue Cypress
Condo Assoc. Lot 151,
$ 8 2 5 0 0 .
(863)467-5601 (will the party
that called & left number
637-1971 please call again
and give area code)



Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010t
Classic Cars 4015



Foreign Cars 4030Q
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts- Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
STractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



PONTIAC GRAND AM '95 -
75K miles, Auto., Air. Excel-
lent condition. $2500
(812)989-3022



FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90;
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $3000
(863)763-3451


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
VS. CASE NO. 2008 CA 98
GOPINATHAN G. NAIR /NK/A GOPINA-
THAN NAIR; THE UNKNOW SPOUSE
OF GOPINATHAN G. NAIR A/K/A GO-
PINATHAN NAIR; SHYAMALA G. NAIR;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENANT(S), IR
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTIS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO GOPINATHAN G. NAIR A/K/A GO-
PINATHAN NAIR; THE UNKNOWN'
SPOUSE OF GOPINATHAN G. NAIR
ANK/A GOPINATHAN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,'
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
PARCEL 10, SUNCREEK RANCH, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A
13688 SE 56TH CIRCLE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintif's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 3rd
day of April, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Linda .E Young
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 935-9771 (ID ) or
(800) 055-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consurgra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
268669 ON 4/10.17/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 07000473 CA
STEVEN J. HAMBURG and
KRISTIE L. HAMBURG,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARNETT W. ST. LOUIS JOBSON,
Defendant
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE ACTION
TO: GARNETT W. ST LOUIS JOBSON
2860 Somerset Drive, K215
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
All parties claiming interest by, through,
under or against GARNETT W ST
LOUIS JOBSON, unknown Heirs-at-
Law or legatees of GARNETT W. ST.
LOUIS JOBSON, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED as follows:
1. On March 27, 2008, a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure was entered in favor of
the Plaintiff, STEVEN J. HAMBURG and
KRISTIE L. HAMBURG, and against the
Defendant GARNETT W. ST. LOUIS
JOBSON.
2. Pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, on May 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. at
public auction to be held at Okeecho-
ee Judicial Center, Jury Assembly
Room, located at 312 NW 3 Street,
Okeechobee, FL in this county, the
Clerk of the Court, SHARON ROBERT-
SON, shall offer for sale to the highest
bidder all of the right, title and interest
of Defendant in and to the following
property:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the North 1/2, of Tract 17, Sec-
tion 11, Township 34 South, Range 33
East, according to tihe Plat thereof, as
recorded in-Plat Book 4, Page 3, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida,
Property Address: 16059 NW 310 Street,
Okeechobee, FL
3. Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
DATED on 4/2/2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
268293 ON 4/10,17/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on APRIL 25, 2008, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Ronida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and VIN
are as follows.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
VIN#1G2WJ52J7YF104072
1994 Toyota Cellca
VIN#JT2ATOON4R0013279
1991 Ford Explorer
VIN#1FMDU32X7MUD41701
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
269113ON 04/10/08
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will beheld at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee. Florida 34974 on
Friday the 25th day of April 2008 from
10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin's as
follows:
1995 BLUE FORD EXPLORER
1FMOU32X3SUC35162
1995 WHITE HONDA PROTEGE
JM1BA1410S0167797
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-367-CA
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY AS-
SET TRUST 2005-7 HOME EQUITY
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-7,
Plaintiff
vs
MICHAEL FISHER, elt at,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 27th day of March, 2008 and entered
Sin Case No. 2007-CA-367-CA, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET
TRUST 2005-7 HOME EQUITY PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-7 is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL
FISHER; CT CORPORATION SYSTEM
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTERA-
TION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS A
NOMINEE FOR MICHIGAN FIDELITY AC-
CEPTANCE CORP DBA FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE FUNDING; DENEL FISHER;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENTANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, In
Okeechobee,. Florida at 11:00 a.m, on the
7th day of May, 2008, the following de-
scribed properly as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 4, "A REPLAT OF A
PORTION OF SECTION ONE OKEE-
CHOBEE HAMMOCK," AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 36, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 28th day of.March, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (054)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-408
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
BETTY J. TOLER, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 25th day of March, 2008, and en-
tered in Case No., 2007-CA-408, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE, LLC is the Plaintiff and BETTY
J. TOLER; CHARLES D. PARKER, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTY J. TOLER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES D.
PARTKER; JOHN DOE: JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00 a.m on
the 30th day tof April, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit;
LOT 1 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 2,
BLOCK 68, CONNORS HIGHLANDS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIUS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 26th day of March, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD of County Commissioners of
Okeechobee County, Florida will hold a public hearing for the purpose of
considering the adoption of a proposed Ordinance to establish the
Northshore Village Community Development District which is entitled as
follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING THE NORTHSHORE VILLAGE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER
190.005 FLORIDA STATUTES; KNOWN AS THE NORTHSHORE VILLAGE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR THE LEGAL
DESCRIPTION; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR THE
INITIAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; PROVIDING FOR
POWERS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER 190 FLORIDA
STATUTES AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTES, ORDINANCES,
RULES AND REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR NO OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
OBLIGATIONS; PROVIDING FOR NO LIMITATIONS ON OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY POWERS; PROVIDING FOR DISCLOSURE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed Community Development District will be located on
approximately 389.93 acres of land in Okeechobee, County, located in
Sections 12, 13, 14 and 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East;
Okeechobee County, Florida: being briefly described as lying North of State
Road No. 70 and West of the Levee 63 North Right-of-Way, as shown on
the attached map of the District.
SEE BELOW MAP OF THE DISTRICT
The public hearing will be held on May 8th, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible and will be conducted In the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Fl 34972. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection at
the Planning and Development Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
BE ADVISED that If any person or persons decide to appeal any decisions
made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter
considered at the hearing, that person or persons will need a record of the
proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman


Okeechobee Code Enforcement board imposes fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Tues-
-day evening April 8, the City of
'Okeechobee Code Enforcement
Board took action on two of the
five cases on the agenda and
postponed action on the other


three items.
Church of God by Faith on N.
W. 11th Street had been cited by
code enforcement officer Fred
Sterling for having a disabled truck
on the property. Mr. Sterling said
the tag on the truck had expired
six or seven years ago. He also


said that the truck had been on
the property for three years. The
board voted to fine the church $5
a day for every day of noncompli-
ance beginning 10 days after the
church received notification of
the fine.
In the second item acted upon


by the board, Village Square Res-
taurant was fined $10 a day for
every day of noncompliance for
not paying the business tax. The
fine was to start accruing 10 days
after the restaurant was notified
of the fine.
Mr. Sterling noted that NASSA


Management Group was work-
ing hard to clean up the excessive
brush on their S.E. 12th Avenue
property. Upon his recommenda-
tion, the board postponed action
,until next month's meeting.
Action was also postponed un-
til next month on the cases of Big


Lake Media for not paying a busi-
ness tax and on John and Susan
Hanner because of the condition
of their S.E. 8th Drive property.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Service Club News in Brief


American Legion

Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The Post
phone number is 863-763-2950. Ameri-
can Legion Post #64 is open Monday to
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Sunday from I until 9 p.m. The kitchen
is open and serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday through
Friday from 11 am until 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: Tacos and Margaritas
served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Live mu-
sic by Turk Leonard from 3 until 6 p.m.
*Fridays: Karaoke with B & P Pro-
ductions (Bobby and Penny) starting 6
p.m.
Saturdays from 5 until 8 p.m. 50s
and 60s Sock Hop Oldies Dance Hosted
By Turk Leonard.
Sundays: sports on big screen TV
Quarter-pound hot dogs, pizza and 50
cent draft beer will be offered.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors
open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Legion
steak dinner will be held on the third
Sunday of each month from 3 until
,6 p.m. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee and
tea.
Friday night dinners have resumed.
Dinners will be served from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.
It is time to pay your dues for the
Legion and Auxiliary.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
Regular informational meeting on the
'first Saturday of the month at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S.
78 W, at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Lou Eder
at 863-357-0467 or Jerry Lee Shields at
'863-467-8779 or 863-467-2882.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am. Contact the Post at 467-2882 for in-
.formation.


Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call 863-763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesdays: bar bingo starting at
4 p.m. Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Fridays: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturdays and Sundays: music at
7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic

Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is
located at 107 N.W Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation about the club and events, call
Jose Verano at 863-634-2071.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at 7:30
p.m.

Order of the Eastern

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

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is 863-763-2250.
Sundays: breakfast will be served,
from 9 until 11 a.m: With many items to
choose from.
Sundays: Karaoke with open mike
at 7'p.m.
Sunday: April 27, at 1 p.m. Memo-


rial services for Elmer (Frog) Fellers and
Don Schrecongost. Covered dish meal
to follow.
Tuesday: April 15 at 8 p.m., Moose
Membership Meeting. All members
should attend.
*. Tuesday: April 29, age 7 p.m.,
Moose Enrollment. All prospective
members should attend.
Wednesdays: Bingo and food,
fobd served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts
at 6 p.m.
Thursdays: dinner will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge for
the menu.
Thursdays: karaoke night starting
at 7 p.m.
Thursdays: Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
Fridays: dinner served from 5 until
7:30 p.m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p.m.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturdays: dinner starting at 6
p.m.
Saturdays: karaoke night starting
at 7 p.m.

Moose Family

Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 156 N.W. 36th St. in Okeecho-
bee. Please call the Lodge at 863-763-
4954 for further information, sudden
changes and menus. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership.'
Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to
11 a.m.
Horseshoe practice every Sunday
at 2 p.m. and Thursday Evening.
Every Monday, Pool tournaments -
sign up, 7 p.m. Food is served.
Women's meeting second and
fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Officers meetings first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Moose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m. and


Friday night at 7 p.m. Food Served.
(you must be a member to play bar
bingo)
Dinner and music almost every
Saturday night.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is lo-
cated at 300 N.W 34 St. Events are sea-
sonal, contact the Post at 863-763-0818
for information or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The
Post opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday: happy
hour from 4 until 6 p.m.,
Mondays: 50-cent hot dogs

Washer toss every Tuesday starting
at 1 p.m. Food will be available. Every-
one is welcome.
Wednesdays: dinner from 4 until 6
p.m. for a donation.
Fridays: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be avail-
able. Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m.
Fridays: hot food by David Lee
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturdays: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
able.
Sundays: dinner will be available
from 2 until 4 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.nm.
The post membership drive is un-
der way, and the post is striving for 100
percent.' For information, contact the
quartermaster at 863-763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call 863-467-2882. Post
opens at noon, Monday through Sun-
day.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,


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Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Mu-
sic will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Membership meetings are held on
the second Saturday of the month be-,
ginning at 10 a.m. The House Commit-
tee meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Command-
er Henry Zaskowski at 863-467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at I p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sun-
day.
Monday: $1.50 tacos till 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary Dinner -
5:30 p.m. ($6)
Wednesday: bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy
of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry, chicken fingers or
shrimp from 5 until 8 p.m. along with
live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
at 7 p.m.
Sundays: sports on big screen TV.

The Ladies Auxiliary is looking for
any family members of Okeechobee
residents currently serving overseas.
We are forwarding packages of needed
items to our active service personnel.
For more information or if you would
like to donate items please contact us,


Cheryl Benoit at 863-697-2930. \
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary meet-
ings are held the first Sunday of every
month at noon. Men's Auxiliary meet-
ings are the second Wednesday of every
month at 6:30 p.m.
Call 863-763-2308 for the schedule
of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R.

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


Cypress


Hut


Eagles #4509
The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S.E. is now open to members Mon-
day-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.,
Sundays from I to 10 p.m. Information
can be found by visiting www.foe4509.
com, or calling 863-467-1154.
Food is served several evenings a
week.
Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. on
the first and third Wednesday of each
month at the old Cypress Hut flea mar-
ket restaurant.
FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7
p.m. on the second and fourth Wednes-
day of every month
Friday night: 16 oz rib eye steak
dinner with the trimmings beginning at
5:30 p.m.
Editor's note: To add listings or
make changes to the service club news,
please email okeenetws@newIszap.
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STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its intent
to issue a permit or JL Farms Dairy, to be issued to JL Farms Dairy & Beef. The
proposed permit authorizes construction and operation of the waste management
system In accordance with a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan. The per-
mit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, The dairy is located at Hilolo Road & CR68, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
An Administrative Order (AO-08-001-IW-47-SED, draft copy attached) will also be
issued concurrent with the permit. The Order requires implementation of a sam-
pling program of the runoff from the farm to determine if it is causing or contribut-
Ing to the impaired water status of the water body downstream for fecal coliform.
The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Southeast, 400 N. Congress Ave., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL
33401-2913.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
etition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceedings (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the in-
formation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Sta-
tion 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request en-
largement of the time for filling a petition for an administrative hearing. The re-
quest must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before
the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication
of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever oc-
curs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statues, however, any person who
has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request
for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a
waiver at that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent interven-
tion (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205,
Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, ad-
dress, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any; the Depart-
ment permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tiener must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wants the Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement.with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule
28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the
Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Rorida 32399-3000, within ten days af-
ter the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement
As provided in Section 120.573, Rorida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties
to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order.
Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within
sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of
the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating
the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests
that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions
within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have
waive their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FloNda
Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department
shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, orida Statutes, remain available for disposition of
the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for chal-
lengin the agency action and electng remedies under those two statutes.
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Brahmans show fight in loss to Lincoln Park Academy


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Too bad they don't count the
results of half games instead
of full games. If they did the
Okeechobee High School boys
baseball team would have earned
a win Tuesday against district foe
Lincoln Park.
Instead LPA (9-10) scored nine
runs in the first two innings and
held off a huge Brahman rally, to
prevail, 11-8, on Tuesday at the
Lawnwood Sports complex in
Fort Pierce.
Mike Minondo took the loss
for Okeechobee as he had a
rough first inning. He allowed
five runs in the bottom of the first.
Mike McClain relieved him in the
second and was greeted for four

Lake run

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Martin County Parks and
Recreation Department will be
hosting the LOST 7 Mile Run at
the Port Mayaca Recreation Area
on Lake Okeechobee.
The race will take place this
Saturday, April 12, starting at 7:30
a.m.


more runs.
Head Coach
Dylan Tedders
said he hopes
Minondo can
master a sec-
ond pitch so
he can reach
his potential,
"When his cut- Mike
ter is on it is Minondo
hard to hit," he
said. "When it isn't working, it's
batting practice. That's what you
saw tonight."
Charlie Stewart had three hits,
two runs scored and an RBI for
LPA. Tim Frawley added a two
run single, and scored three runs.
Matt Saffioti had three hits, in-
cluding two triples, and scored
three times. LPA has now beaten

planned
Pre registration is $15 and day
of race registration is $20.
The age divisions for the race
range from 10 and under to over
65. Awards are given out for first,
second and third place for each
age group. Overall winners and
male and female masters also re-
ceive honors.
The race is known. as the
run for the corn as Loxahatchee


Okeechobee three times this
year.
Still there were signs of life in
the team and with districts less
than two weeks away, the team
will have to start building mo-
mentum, if they are to succeed.
"The guys showed a lot of fight
in this game," Brahmans Pitching
Coach Mark Ward stated. "They
were down nine runs early but
they showed fight. In the second
half of the game they scored eight
runs. They are practicing and
working hard."
After the first two innings
Okeechobee played well on of-
fense and defense. Drew Selvey,
Jonathan Crawford, Brice Buck-
ner, and Will Davis all had base
hits. Dustin Stokes had two hits
including a double. Davis drove

Saturday-
farmer Wayne Boynton gives
out free bags of sweet corn he's
grown to all of the participants.
There are commonly more than
100 runners in the race. The
course is on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic Trail, on top' of the
Herbert Hoover dike.
For more information please
call 772-221-1419.


in two runs and Mitchell Bryner
had an RBI. Bryner also took
the mound for the first time this
year and pitched two solid in-
nings. Crawford and Buckner also
pitched well in relief.
Coach Ward said he was im-
pressed with how his relievers
threw in this game. "Brice was the
highlight of the game. He looked
like the Brice of last year. Perhaps
he's getting some of that swagger
and confidence he had last year."
Ward noted IRCC had scouts
at the game and told him they
were very impressed with Dustin
Stokes. "They definitely were im-
pressed, they liked what they saw
at the plate."
Coach Tedders said the game
shows that Okeechobee can
compete with teams that are
above them in the district stand-
ings.. He noted they faced the
LPA ace pitcher and were able to
knock him around in the middle
innings.
"If they don't score all of those
early runs, we would have beaten
them. We definitely have confi-
dence that we can beat LPA, Sun-
coast, and Westwood," he said.
Tedders said if the team contin-
ues to work hard in practice and


play well on offense and defense
in the same game, they have a
chance to upset a team or two in
the District tournament.
The Brahmans hosted John


Carroll, (18-2) Wednesday night.
Thursday the Brahmans host Dis-
trict foe Fort Pierce Westwood.
Game time is 6 p.m.


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Country Club, Golf Tour-
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