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i9 KEECHOBEE


Vol. 99 No. 122 Thursday, May 1, 2008


NEWS
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Briefs

Child ID event
at Masonic Lodge
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237,
Free & Accepted Masons will
hold their Eighth Annual Child'
ID Program on Saturday, May
3 at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave.
Each child will be fingerprinted
and photographed. The ID disc
will be sent home with the par-
ent or guardian, who must be
present to sign the necessary
release forms for the program.
Spanish interpreters will be in
attendance to help translate.
Activities will be provided to
keep the children busy while
waiting their turn. Any child,
from walking age to age 18 is
encouraged to participate in the
program. A parent or guardian
must accompany the children.
Alzheimer's patients of any
age are also welcome.to come
and have their disc completed.
For additional information,
please contact, Kip Gardner,
Chairman, Child ID Program,
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
No. 237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. or
call 863-763-1610 or 863-357-
0427.

Donate cars to Boys
and Girls Clubs
Now that the price of scrap
metal has sharply risen, the
Boys and Girls Car Campaign
will accept most any car with
no restrictions. Cars will be
picked up anywhere in Florida,
usually within a week, and are
sold at auction. To donate, call
800-246-0493. Funds obtained
by the sales go directly to help
the Florida clubs.

Career Center helps
in job search
The One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W Park St., has ser-
vices 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.


Drought Index

Current: 332
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.29 feet
Last Year: 9.66 feet



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

Index
Classifieds................................. 8
Com ics .................................... 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 5
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion...................................... 4
Speak Out............ ....... . 4
Sports............ ... .. 10
TV .................... ...... ........ 4
W eather.................................... 2
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Community honors Gene O'Neill


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Members of the Okeechobee
community are extending their
help to a long-time resident and
.community service provider to
Okeechobee County for his 30
years of service to the residents
of our county as a patrolman, de-
tective and the emergency man-
agement director.
A dinner, dance, auction has
been scheduled on Friday, June
13, from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
at Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground auditorium to help raise


funds for Mr.
O'Neill and
medical ex-
penses that he .. "
has incurred
because of a
rare form of
small bowel
cancer that is
currently inop- Gene
erable. O'Neill
The social hour begins at
5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; prime
rib dinner will be served at 6:30
p.m. An auction will begin at
7:30 p.m. with a dance following
at 8:30 p.m.


Tickets for the entire event are
$20 single; $30 couple. Tickets
are also available for the dance
only for $10.
Gene O'Neill was born Aug.
20. 1943 in Brockton, Mass., and
grew up in West Haven, Conn.,
until the age of 14, when his fam-
ily moved to Pompano Beach,
Fla. He attended Pompano
Beach High School.
After school he was inducted
into the Navy. He served at Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba during the
Cuban' missile crises. He served
aboard the Flagship USS Mt.
McKinley during the Amphibi-


Shoebox landfills: Students study garbage


Tim Hirst and
fills.


Decomposition researched


The Okeechobee Landfill
sponsored a simulated landfill
project with Mrs. Gray's Year-
ling Middle School science stu-
dents to learn about decompo-
sition.
Eighth graders in Pod 600
learned how traditional gar-
bage dumps differ from today's
landfills from Jenny Pung of
Waste Management. Ms. Pung
explained the technology and
environmental precautions
modern landfills utilize includ-
ing liner systems and gas and
leachate collection systems.
Students identified the differ-
ent types of matter they would
bury to determine if and how
well it would decompose. They
developed hypotheses about
the different matters' decom-
position rates. Some students
examined the materials under
microscopes to assist in their
hypotheses. Students brought
in shoeboxes for their decom-
See Research - Page 2


Rotary I
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotar-
ians. met on Tuesday, April 29,
where they discussed several
upcoming projects including
the donation of $1,000 for the
Okeechobee High School Grad
Night.
Each year the community
supports the efforts to keep our
senior class safe after gradu-
ation by hosting a Grad Night
.party at Stardust Lanes. Hosts of
door prizes and other gifts are
given out at the party including
scholarships from Indian River
Community College.
Students at the party bowl,
play cards for play money and


Submitted photo/Jennifer Pung/Waste Management
Marcos Fonseca examines materials. under the micro-
scope to make his hypothesis about its chances of de-
composing if buried.


ielps 'Gr
many other things. The money
is used at an auction at the end
of the night for the students to
bid on items that have been do-
nated by local businesses and
citizens..
Rotary was proud to sup-
port this cause once again by
presenting a check for $1,000
to Matt Buxton.
In other business, the Rotar-
ians discussed an upcoming
project that is still in the plan-
ning process.
According to Mike Costo-
poulos, in 2005, Rotary Interna-
tional requested that each club
complete a project that hon-
ored the anniversary of Rotary.
While the Okeechobee Rotary


id night'
Club set forth to complete a
project of creating a gazebo in
the new courthouse area, this
idea never came into fruition
due to conflicts.
Since then, they have been
looking for another way to con-
tribute to the community and
place Rotary and the meaning
of Rotary in the public eye.
The Rotary Board presented to
members the idea of placing a
clock tower in one of the Fla-
gler Parks.
The cost of such a clock
ranges from $8,000 to $20,000,
depending on the type, design
and whether they choose a
See Rotary - Page 2


ous Operations for the first com-
bat landing in Vietnam. During
his stint in the Navy he served in
the Western Pacific, Caribbean
and the Mediterranean. His next
assignment was with the USS
Recovery at the Naval Air Station
in Key West, During this time he
was with the Key West Police
Auxiliary and attended Law En-,
forcement classes at Florida Keys
Junior College. He was honor-
ably discharged in June 1969.
The Pompano Beach Police
Department hired him as a pa-
trolman .and he went in to be-
come a canine officer with his


dog, "Shane." Mr. O'Neill spent
five years at Pompano then went
to the Lauderhill Police Depart-
ment as a patrolman. He' was
promoted to detective and was
instrumental in the start up of
the Juvenile Division in 1976. He
spent three years at the Lauder-
hill PD.
During his time in Broward
County, he managed a ladies
softball team, where he met
Bobi. They were married New
Years Eve, 1976 and moved to Ft,
Drum in Okeechobee County in
See O'Neill - Page 2


Driver 's license


office fate is


still uncertain


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
While the date for the
decision on the fate of the
Okeechobee Driver's License
office is nearing, according to
Ann Nucatola, public relations.
for the Florida Division of Driv-
er's Licenses, it is still uncertain
.whether or not the offices will
be closing.
Due to the extreme budget
cuts that are being seen across
the board throughout the state,
the Okeechobee Driver's Li-
cense Office could be closed.
The Florida Department of
Motor Vehicles has to cut their
budget by $15 million dollars


according to the director of the
division 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 tar-
get 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 legislature has asked
all state agencies'to show ways
See Driver's - Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Matt Buxton accepted $1,000 on behalf of Grad Night
from the Okeechobee Rotary Club at their Tuesday lun-
cheon at Golden Corral.


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Submitted pnoto/JenniTer rung/waste management
Billy Childers, Taylor Mills and Amanda Goggans label the following items to be buried in
their shoebox-landfill decomposition project: paper, cotton, metal, aluminum, plastic, card-
board, orange peal, and apple peices.


Submitted photo/Jennifer Pung/Waste Management
Sarah Peoples, Brittany Runyon and Kelsey Hoffman will have to wait to see which items they
buried will decompose.


O'Neill
Continued From Page 1
June of 1977.
In August of 1977 he was hired
by Chief Larry Mobley as a patrol-
man. Within a couple of months
he was made detective and was
instrumental in getting the Detec-
tive Bureau set up.
For several years he was the
only detective on the Police De-
partment, on call 24/7. During
- this time he served as President
of the FOP, established the Police
Explorer Program and sat on the
advisory board for law enforce-
ment for Indian River Commu-
nity College. He joined Kiwanis
in 1985, serving over the years


Driver's
Continued From Page 1

to accommodate budget reduc-
tions.
While there are currently 50 to
60 ways on the table, yet one of
6 the largest expenditures for the
department is driver's license of-
fices; the current idea being con-
sidered is to close offices.
This does not mean that these
offices would close immediately
or at all. After the votes, the gov-
ernor still has 30 days to sign and
can "line item" veto as well. Noth-
ing is set in stone until the gover-
nor's signature is on the dotted
line.
Closing the driver's license
would have a tremendous impact
on Okeechobee due to the isola-
tion of the county from other cit-
ies. 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 poten-
tially be the closest 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


as President, Secretary and Lt.
Governor for the district. He also
joined and obtained a degree of
Master Mason and is a member of
the American Legion.
In 1995 he was diagnosed with
colon cancer, had surgery and ra-
diation treatment and remained
cancer free for 11 years. He re-
tired from the Police Department
in June, 1997.
Okeechobee County hired him
as Emergency Management Direc-
tor in June, 1997. He was Chair-
man of the Board for the Local
Emergency Planning Council and
Lt. Governor for the Area Seven
Florida Emergency Preparedness
Association.
Throughout his tenure as
Emergency Management Direc-


13 counties that are on this po-
tential list. Celeste Watford, the
County Tax Collector was con-
tacted by Mrs. Lambert on Tues-
day, April 8, and was told that this
was a possibility and discussed
possible ways to create a way to
offer these services within her
offices. The tax collector's office
is already very busy and serves
many different functions within
the community.
One way to alleviate some ex-
penditures for the department is
to utilize the online services and
skip the trip to the offices when
possible. At www.gorenew.com
you can perform many services
without having to step foot ir, an
office. At their website, you can:
change emergency contact infor-
mation; license or identification
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
other forms.


tor Okeechobee County experi-
enced five hurricanes, ope major
tornado and many other lesser
incidents.
In February, 2006, Gene was di-
agnosed with a rare type of small
bowel cancer. He had surgery,
chemo and radiation and more
surgery. There is a portion of the
cancer that is currently inopera-
ble. Mr. O'Neill served as director
until his retirement in March 2008
due to these medical issues.
Due to the service and fellow-
ship that he gave to this com-
munity, his long-time friends and
associates have chosen to set up
this benefit to help him. Tickets
are available at the Okeecho-
bee Chamber of Commerce,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's


However, some driver's li-
cense office services are not avail-
able online.
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@flsenate.gov. Local house
representatives e-mail addresses
are: Frank Attkisson district 79,
frahk. attkisson@myfloridahouse.
gov and Richard Machek, district
78, richard.machek@myflorida-
house.gov.
The Florida Legislature's web
site offers some helpful tips for
writing letters to your elected
representatives. To contact your
legislators, write effective letters.
Address letters to members of
the House of Representatives as
follows; The Honorable (name),
Florida, House of Representa-.
tives, The Capitol, Tallahassee,
FL 32399-1300; address letters
to senators this way: Senator
(name), The Capitol, Tallahas-
see, FL 32399-1100. Be absolutely
certain you spell your legislator's
name correctly and use the cor-


Research
Continued From Page 1
position experiment.
They worked in groups of
four and decided which role they
would play in the group: digger,
labeler, recorder, materials-pro-
vider. Next, students buried the
items, flagging each spot in order
to make observations about de-
composition rates in 10 days and
again in 20 days.
Throughout the 'decomposi-
tion' period the shoebox-landfills
will be left outside to experience
the natural elements of sun and
rain.
Students reviewed their hy-
potheses and paid special atten-
tion to the items they predicted
would not decompose at all.
Pung discussed other alternatives,
such as reuse and recycling, with
students regarding some of the
materials they did not expect to
decompose in their landfills. The
students learned how technol-
ogy has made waste a renewable
energy source not only though
recycling but through energy'that
can be created from waste as it
decomposes.
Students ended their project
by answering questions, includ-
ing one about what their group
would hypothetically build on its
landfill once it was closed. One
student's unique suggestion was
to build a racetrack around the
landfill.


Office, Okeechobee Fire Rescue
Station 1 and the Okeechobee
County Commission office.
Donations are also being ac-
cepted at Riverside National Bank
under the Gene O'Neill Assis-
tance Fund. Donations can also
be mailed to Gene O'Neill Ben-
efit, P.O. Box 602, Okeechobee,
FL 34973.
For additional information
contact Lyn Yeo 863-634-4102;
Donny Arnold 863-634-6464; or
Kim Long 863-634-2937.
Biographical information for
this article was provided by event
organizers.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


rect address. Type or print legibly,
sign your name neatly and give
your address correctly so they can
respond to your letter. To be effec-
tive, keep letters, e-mail, and faxes
brief and never write more than
one page. Concise written corre-
spondence is more likely to grab
and keep the reader's attention.
Identify your issue or opinion at
the beginning of the letter -- don't
bury your main point under trivial
text. Cover only one issue per let-
ter, if you have another issue to
address, write another letter.
Other ways to help with writ-
ing your legislators include back-
ing up your opinions with sup-
porting facts. Your letter should
inform the reader. One should
avoid abbreviations or acronyms,
and don't use technical jargon.
Don't send the exact same let-
ter to more than one legislator.
Personalized letters have more
impact.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
two-faced clock or fourfaced
clock.
In unrelated business, Rotar-
ians discussed other projects that
are going on the community such
as the planning of the Second an-


nual National Day of the Cowboy
at the end of July and the upcom-
ing OKMS Fun Shoot held at Quail
Creek on Saturday, May 17. For
more information contact 863-
357-MAIN (6246).
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


News Briefs


Career Center helps
in job search
The One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W Park St., 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 looking
for 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.


Today's Weather


.10s -Os 10s 30s - 50s. 60s 70s 80s 90s

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 10 to 15
mph.
Tonight: Clear Thursday evening. Lows around 60. East winds
10 to 15 mph

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10
to 15 mps.
Friday evening: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds
5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Saturday evening: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy Sunday with a slight chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday evening: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show-
ers. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs
in the lower 80s.
Monday evening: Partly cloudy in the evening. Lows in the mid
60s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy during the day. Highs in the upper 80s.
Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy in the evening with lows in the
mid 60s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s during the
day.



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Okeechobee News. Thursday, May 1, 2008


Man accused of stealing jewelry


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has
been arrested and charged with
the theft of jewelry from a former
girlfriend and then pawning the
items for cash.
Jason Michael Hormuth, 28,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested April
29 and charged with the felonies
of dealing in stolen property (two
counts) and defrauding a pawn-
broker (two counts). He was also
charged with two counts of petit
theft, which is a misdemeanor.
Hormuth was booked into


the Okeecho-
bee County Jail
under a bond of
$26,000.
'..i .. J An arrest re-
port by Detective
,- Ted Van Deman
of the Okeecho-
bee County
Jason Sheriff's Office
Hormuth (OCSO) states
that Hormuth
reportedly took jewelry, a camera
and a Nintendo game from his
girlfriend and her mother.
The report states he was living


with them for a period of time,
but was asked to leave. But even
after he no longer lived there,
Hormuth was seen leaving their
home when no one was there,
added the arrest report.
Detective Van Deman stated
in his report that on April 15 he
found a pawn slip that indicated
Hormuth pawned three rings for
$50. He used his driver's license
as identification, continued the
report.
Also on that day, Hormuth
pawned the Nintendo game for
$40, continued the report. Again,


the man used his driver's license
as identification, stated the re-
port.
All of the items were pawned
at a local pawn shop.
The detective said he photo-
graphed the items then took the
photos to the victims, who identi-
fied their belongings.
Detective Van Deman said
there were other items that were
reported missing by the woman
and her mother, but they have yet
to be recovered.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), the Okeecho-
bee City Police Department
(OCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
* Jason Bruce Kauffman, 28,
S.E. 14th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 28 by Deputy Justin
Akins on misdemeanor charges
of loitering and prowling, and
resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer without violence. His bond
was set at $1,000. He was also ar-
rested on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - driving while
license suspended - habitual of-
fender. He is being held without
bond on that charge. He was also
arrested on a second warrant
charging him with violation of
probation - driving while license
suspended - habitual offender.
He is being held without bond on
that charge, also.


* Stephanie Jane Huff, 26,
N.W 53rd Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 28 by Deputy
Joseph Hall on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with violation of probation - giv-
ing false information to a pawn
broker and violation of probation
- dealing in stolen property. She is
being held without bond.
* Justin Cole Roland, 25, N.W.
10th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 28 by Deputy M. Hurst
on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation - sale of co-
caine and violation of probation -
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell. He is being held without
bond.
* Shelby Ramon Willis, 25,
N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 29 by Detec-
tive Fred Bradley on a charge of
grand theft auto. Bond was set at
$5,000.
* Evi Serrano, 26, N.E. 64th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 29 by Deputy Corporal Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with
grand theft. His bond was set at


$5,000.
* David Russell Compton, 25,
N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 29 by Deputy Cor-
poral Randy Thomas on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine.
He was also charged with the
misdemeanors of possession of
drug paraphernalia and no driv-
er's license. His bond was set at
$3,250.
* Jesse Ryan Jones, 24, N.W.
Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 29 by Deputy Cpl.
Randy Thomas on a felony charge
of possession of cocaine. He was
also charged with the misde-
meanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $1,500.
* David Allan Hughes, 20, N.E.
22nd Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 29 by Deputy Mat-
thew Hurst on warrants charging
him with violation of probation
- lewd and lascivious battery, vio-
lation of probation - contributing
to the delinquency of a child and
violations of probation - interfer-
ence with child custody. He is be-
ing held without bond.


* Robert James Hosier, Jr., 40,
Palm Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 29 by Deputy Arlene
Durbin on a charge of uttering a
forged check. His bond was set at
$20,000.
* Ronald R. Brown, 45, Ca-
nal Way, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 29 by Deputy Arlene
Durbin on a charge of uttering a
forged check. His bond was set at
$2,500.
* Jesse Dirke Zipperer II, 21,
N.W. 50th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 29 by Deputy
Cpl. Aric Majere on a Department
of Corrections third amended
warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation - possession
of methadone. He is being held
without bond.
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 newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Glades County Arrests


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DJI) 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).,
STony Tobias, 21, Moore Ha-


ven, was arrested April 22 on a
charge of robbery. His bond was
set at $7,500.
* Robert Mathias, 31, Fort My-
ers, was arrested April 23 on a
charge of aggravated battery (do-
mestic violence). His bond was
set at $25,000.
* Clifford Hallback, 54, Moore
Haven, was arrested April 23 on a
warrant charging him with deal-


ing in stolen property. His bond
was set at $10,000.
* Jason Hough, 25, Pahokee,
was arrested April 24 on a charge
of possession of cocaine and a
Hendry County warrant. He was
turned over to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office.
* Shannon Teele, 27, Moore
Haven, was arrested April 24 on a
charge of aggravated battery (do-


mestic violence). His bond was
set at $5,000.
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 newspaper. The information
'will be confirmed and printed.


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
DOGS: With the loose dogs issue, I think you have to consider
all the factors. One of my neighbors has a dog that they really try to
keep in, I can see they are making the effort. Once in a while, the dog
gets away from them and I don't mind helping them catch it. But an-
other neighbor just opens the door and lets the dogs run, and does not
seem to care about the mess the dogs make or whose yard they make
it in. If someone is not even making an effort to try to keep the dogs in
their own yard, I really don't think that person should have a dog. If it
gets caught and hauled to the pound, well, the dog is probably better
off. Running around loose, it will probably get hit by a car.
DOGS: I have a suggestion for anyone who has a problem with
dogs. Get a donkey. I used to have a problem with dogs getting in
my pasture and bothering my horses. I got a donkey. Pretty soon the
dogs learned that the donkey will protect his territory with a few well
placed kicks. And now they keep out of my pasture.
COMMISSIONERS: Someone asked if the county commissioners
read Speak Out. I know one who does. And I know one who is trying
to be a county commissioner who reads it every day.
PRAIRIE: Code enforcement needs to get up to the prairie and
start enforcing the laws and get that place cleaned up. It does cost
the county tax dollars when they have to run the fire department up
there. Just because someone is back in the woods does not mean
they should be exempt from county ordinances.
SMOKING: We need to ban smoking at OCRA games around the
children. We do not need people smoking around our children. Even
if they are outdoors, if they are smoking around the kids, it is harm-
ful.
WHISPERING PINES: I don't mind people having parties, but
when they have a live band out there on the weekend and I am sitting
in my living room half a block away and can't hear my TV over the
music, something needs to be done about it. I called the deputies but
they didn't do anything. If they want to have a party that loud, they
should be required to have some kind of permit.
TAXES: In one way or another, you have to pay for everything you
do.
BULLS: What's this nonsense about the bull testicles on the ve-
hicles? What has our community come to?
CRANES: This is for the people who feed the sandhill cranes. I
talked to a doctor who specializes in birds. He said do not feed them.
I know they will turn on you and attack a child. Please do not feed
them. Editor's note: According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission, it is illegal to feed sandhill cranes, which are a protected
species. The restriction became effective May 2002. Under his law,
anyone caught feeding these birds and other protected wildlife can
face steep fines and jail time. According to the FWC, sandhill cranes
are quite capable of finding their own food. Feeding them might up-
set their natural, healthy diet. It can also cause the birds to lose their
fear of people, and they can become more aggressive, creating a
nuisance.
ORGANIZED RELIGION: There is a triumvirate of anti-public-
school forces at work now ... not-so-secretly supported by the most
corrupting force in our world today, organized religion. This unho-
ly alliance is a stain on the State and about to make Florida both a
laughingstock and noncompetitive in the marketplace of jobs and
knowledge. First is Thursday's approved tax swap ballot item that
would eliminate the main source of funding for public schools with-
out identifying specific substitute support. The Constitution in concert
with free and unfettered public education has made this Nation great
-- not dogmatic, bickering, brainwashing religions. Robotic politicians
have once again -- as they routinely do in zoning and other local is-
sues -- put the interests of their individual "faith" (and the bloc voting
it can generate to preserve their power and wealth) ahead of their
country. Secondly, they endorsed a return to the Dark Ages where re-
ligion trumped science by permitting the latest self-serving marketing
ploy of religion profiteers (the ironically named "intelligent design")
to be given equal standing in the classroom with millennia of scien-
tific hypothesis, experimental testing, and established procedures that
have saved lives through medical research and elevated mankind's
aspirations and improved everyday life through space exploration.
Third is the capitulation of our local school district administrators to
religious fundamentalists packing school boards in refusing protec-
tion to the gay students they are professionally obligated -- as with all
other students -- to defend not harass. The irrefutably documented
abuse of these minority individuals in Okeechobee by their peers and
even some of their imposter "teachers" can now, like the lynching it
recalls, continue for additional generations. It is time to remind them
that they do not have the right to impose those arbitrary and varying
standards and beliefs on others and especially not to expect us to fi-
nancially support them. A partial solution to both the school funding
dilemma and the crushing tax burdens every young family and retiree
faces is to make religion pay its own way. Let those wishing to pur-
chase such support services do so on their own dime. Let charity be
true charity for its own sake and not payback for tax breaks. Require
organized religions to pay property taxes on their millions of acres
of investment and corporate property. An unofficial but professional
appraisal and assessment of these as commercial property instantly
revealed millions in available revenue that could lift homeowner tax
burdens more than any other proposal to date.



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Letters to the Editor


Levins announces
candidacy for sheriff
My vision for the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office is simple. I
will restore the agency to one that
your grandchildren can be proud
to work for. One that has the best
interest of the citizen's in mind.
I will lead by example, and to
elevate the performance of the
department up to your expecta-
tions. I plan on empowering the
employees, involving the citizens.
I will introduce true conservative
initiates to optimize the perfor-
mance.
Visit Levinsforsheriff.com to
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objectives that I will implement
as your sheriff.
I have over 23 years of Law
Enforcement.
I held the posi-
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sergeant, lieu-
tenant, cap-
tain, major, as-
sistant warden
and presently
the senior war- Tom
den. I have Levins
been a certified
police officer for the past 14 years.
I have over 14 years of experience
in administration. I supervise 264
employees and manage a budget


Community Calendar

Thursday, May 1
Tantie Quilters meet 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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
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 join
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.
Third 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 will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver 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.
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 night for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at th Ave. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W. 6', Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support Group welcomes
all cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and
encourage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee,
(entrance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at (863) 467-5831 or First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171
for more information.

Friday, May 2
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.


over 18 million dollars.
I am a state certified law en-
forcement instructor and have
taught police/ correctional cadets
in five different counties. I trained
with and commanded both ca-
nine and SWAT teams.
I graduated "Magna Cum
Laude" with high honors from
Mountain State University receiv-
ing a Bachelors degree in the Ad-
ministration of Criminal Justice.
This course was specifically de-
signed for criminal justice practi-
tioners holding or seeking upper
management positions.
I am part of a regional audit
team. I have traveled to facilities
in Florida, Pennsylvania, Missis-


sippi, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia,
and Puerto Rico conducting au-
dits of policies, procedures, and
protocols, as well as after-action
escapes, shootings and internal
affairs investigations.
I coached a season of T-Ball,
softball and football for OCRA
and five seasons of Upward bas-
ketball, and one season of foot-
ball for First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee. I assist and sponsor
the Okeechobee Wrestling Club. I
also coached four seasons of little
league in Belle Glade prior to this
last move.
Tom Levins
Okeechobee


Community Events

Real Life Children's Ranch holds car wash
The Real Life Children's Ranch will hold a car wash on Saturday,
May 3 at 9 a.m. Their yard sale will also be open that day. All proceeds
will go towards a summer trip. For information call 863-763-4242.

Democratic Party Fundraising dinner
The Okeechobee Democratic Party will hold its annual Jefferson
Jackson fundraising dinner on Saturday, May 3, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club off Hwy 78. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to
be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $30 and available for purchase at
Brennan Eye Care or by calling 863-357-8680. Sponsorships are avail-
able. Please call 863-357-8680 or 863-697-0118 for more information.

Dance studio holds benefit

Leslie's Dance Studio Competition Team Benefit Golf Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. 8 a.m. shotgun start, 4 person scramble format ($160 per
team) Lunch is included. All proceeds will go to the dance team as
they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. National Competition in June. For
more information contact Mike White at 863-634-7704.

Healthy Start directors' meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Wendesday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, 575 S.W.
28th St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meeting is
open to the public. For more information contact Executive Director,
Kay Begin at the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.

Hospice holds yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a Yard Sale at the Blue Volunteer
Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street) on Friday
May 2, 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. and Saturday May 3, 8 a.m. till noon. Bar-
gains galore, All new items available. All Proceeds benefit patient care
in Okeechobee including services offered in The Hamrick Home. For
information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or 863-697-1995.

Benefit for Bill Weeks
Bill Weeks was injured in a mechanical fire on March 28 and now
has second and third degree burns on over 20 percent of his body.
A benefit will be held on May 3. Happy Hour will start at noon. The
auction will start at 3 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help out in all
financial matters. Barbecue chicken or pork dinner for $6. For infor-
mation call 863-467-6420.

Senior water exercise offered at local pool
The pool offers swimming lessons as well and from May 6 un-
til Sept. 30, they will be offering Senior Water Exercise on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. for $1.50 per
class.

Benefit for Patsy Arnold
Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. a benefit will be held for Patsy Ar-
nold, who will be getting a kidney transplant soon, will be held at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Entry fee: $60 per person or $240
per team. If you would like to join them for lunch, it can be purchased
for $7. There will also be a gun give away courtesy of the Gun Shoppe.
For ticket information or entry information please call 8763-697-6377.

MidFlorida Hardware spring give away
Mid Florida Hardware of Okeechobee is pleased to announce
the 2008 Spring $1000 Catalog Shopping Giveaway. A winner will be
drawn after May 31, at the Okeechobee Store. Store Manager, Linda
Rucks invites everyone to register and pick up a copy of the Spring
catalog. For information call 863-467-1010.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Friday,
April 25, through Thursday, May 1, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre 1 - "21" (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 - "Leatherheads" (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.
Theatre III - "Prom Night" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.


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Parents informed of possible retentions


According to the Okeechobee
County School District Pupil Pro-
gression Plan, each student and
his/her parent must be informed
of each student's academic prog-
ress. During the month of April,
a committee met with parents
of each Yearling Middle School
student being considered for po-
tential retention. The purpose of
these meetings was to inform the
parent of the child's progress to
date. Resources and strategies
were provided to enable the par-
ent to become more involved in
the child's reading gains.
Letters were sent to all parents
who have a child who may poten-
tially be retained.
According to Okeechobee
County Schools' Pupil Progres-
sion, students in eighth grade
must pass five out of their six
classes .to meet promotion re-
quirements.
The following Middle School
requirements for students enter-
ing sixth or seventh grade this
year to be promoted from middle
school to high school include:


successful completion of: 3 year-
long courses in English, 3 year-
long courses in Mathematics, 3
year-long courses in Science, 3
year-long courses in Social Stud-
ies, and I course in career and
education planning.
A student must earn a pass-
ing grade in three of the four nine
-weeks grading periods to "pass"
a class for eighth grade or "earn a
credit" for sixth or seventh grade.
Hershey' Track
and Field
Yearling students will have an
opportunity to sign up for the
Hershey's Track and Field Meet


this week. Students will have sev-
eral running and field events to
choose to enter. Only the top two
boys and top two girls in each
running and field event will at-
tend the Hershey' Track and Field
Meet at Okeechobee High School
on Friday, May 9. Students will try
out for their events during their
Activity Times on Wednesday.
Progress reports
Progress reports go home with
students on Wednesday. Please
take some time to go over the
progress report with your child.
Boat races
The students in Mrs. Gray's Sci-
ence classes will be racing their
boats at the Sports Complex Pool
Thursday morning. Mrs. Gray's
students talk about buoyancy in
class and make boats out of card-
board boxes to test the buoyancy
of their boat. The students race
their boats across the swimming
pool to see which design works
best and why.


Early Release Day
The 2007-08 school calendar
contains 4 days which have been
designated as Student Early Re-
lease Days. Our next Early Release
Day will be Thursday, May 1.
The early release is for stu-
dents only. Employees will work
the regular school day hours.


The purpose of the days is to
provide time for teachers to do ac-
ademic planning, attend training,
and conduct parent conferences.
School hours for these days will
be: 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Students will be fed a light
breakfast and a meal prior to dis-
missal.
Regular bus service (transport-


ing students home) will occur at
the Early Release dismissal times.
Parents may pick up students at
the Early Release dismissal times.
Spring Break Day
Please remember their will not
be school on Friday because of a
Spring Break Day. Please have a
safe three day weekend!


Today in History
By The Associated Press naissance. plane near Sverdlovsk Today's Birthdays: Former
Today is Thursday, May 1, the and captured its pilot, Francis astronaut Scott Carpenter is 83.
122nd day-of 2008. There are 244 Gary Powers. Country singer Sonny James is
days left in the year. In 1963, James W Whittaker 79. Singer Judy Collins is 69. Ac--
Today's Highlight in His- became the first American to tor Stephen Macht is 66. Singer
tory: conquer Mount Everest as he and Rita Coolidge is 63. Actor-director
On May 1, 1898, Commodore a Sherpa guide reached the sum- Douglas Barr is 59. Actor Dann
George Dewey gave the corn- mit. Florek is 57. Singer-songwriter
mand, "You may fire when you In 1967, Elvis Presley married Ray Parker Jr. is 54. Hall of Fame
are ready, Gridley," as an Ameri- Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas. jockey Steve Cauthen is 48. Ac-
can naval force destroyed a Span- (They divorced in 1973.) tress Maia Morgenstern is 46.
ish squadron in Manila Bay during In 1978, Ernest Morial was in- Country singer Wayne Hancock
the Spanish-American War. augurated as the first black mayor is 43. Rock musician Johnny Colt
On this date: of New Orleans. is 42. Actor Charlie Schlatter is 42.
In 1945, a day after Adolf Hit- In 1982, the 1982 World's Fair Country singer Tim McGraw is
ler committed suicide, Adm. Karl opened in Knoxville, Tenn. 41. Rock musician D'Arcy is 40.
Doenitz effectively became sole One year ago: In only his Movie director Wes Anderson is
leader of the Third Reich with the second veto, President Bush 39. Country singer Cory Morrow
suicide of Hitler's propaganda rejected legislation to pull U.S. is 36. Actor Darius McCrary is 32.
minister, Josef Goebbels. troops out of Iraq in a showdown Thought for Today: "Think
In 1960, the Soviet Union shot with Congress over whether the much, speak little, and write less."
down an American U-2 recon- war should end or escalate. Italian proverb.

Obituaries


Tony Seals
Tony Seals, age 29 of Okeecho-
bee died Sunday, April 27, 2008 in
Okeechobee. Born Feb. 19, 1979
+ in Okeechobee, he had been a
lifetime resident
and was a mem-
ber of the More
to Life Church.
He is survived
by his mother, .
Carmen Seals;
father, BillySeals;
sons, Lucas and
Logan Seals of
Okeechobee; Tony Seals
brothers, Jona-
than Seals of Indiana, Thomas
Seals of Okeechobee; sisters, Iris
Casiano, Tammy Seals, Dianna
Cruz, all of Okeechobee. In ad-


edition, he is survived by a host of
aunts, uncles, nieces and neph-
ews.
Visitation will be held Thurs-
day, May 1, from 5 until 7 p.m.
and services will be held on Fri-
day, May 2, at 1 p.m. in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Eva Marie Hagan
Eva Marie Hagan, age 65 of
Okeechobee, died Monday, April
28, 2008 at her residence. Born
June 17, 1942 in Canada she had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for over 10 years, a 28 year mem-


ber of AA and enjoyed fishing.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Dana Hagan.
She is survived by her sons,
Toby (Shelly) Kinder of Leban-
non, Tenn., Robert Kinder of
Okeechobee, Rick Kinder of Port
St. Lucie; daughters, Sandy S.
(Bill) Wafford of Jupiter, Bonnie
Armstrong of Palm Beach Gar-
dens; brother, Carl Moen of Or-
lando. In addition, she is survived
by three grandchildren, Michael,
Timmy, and Tommy.
A memorial service will be
held, Friday, May 2, at 6p.m. in the
Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, with Pas-
tor Dennis McCune officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home aid Crematory.


Submitted photo/Jennifer Pung/Waste Management
Yearling Middle School students are learning about landfills by making their own shoebox
landfills. Items placed in the landfill are monitored for rate of decomposition. David Skinner,
Kayla Corales and John Harlow left their groups' shoebox-fandfills outdoors to decompose.

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Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 1, 2008 7


Hospital honors outstanding volunteer


The 2008 Volunteer of the Year
award was recently presented to
Carol Grosvenor by Robert Lee,
Chief Executive Officer of Rauler-
son Hospital. The Volunteer of the
Year is selected by his/her peers
and recognized at the annual cer-
emony honoring all volunteers for
their service to the hospital and
the community. Carol received a
beautiful bouquet of flowers, din-
ner for two at a local restaurant,
reserved parking space of her
choice for a year, and her name
displayed on a plaque in the lob-
by.
Her co-workers describe Carol
as caring, concerned for others,


Christian mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port Group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the
month at 6 p.m. on Martin County
Grade. Call 772-597-0463 for more
information. Family members are
welcome.
Childbirth classes
planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will offer Childbirth Edu-
cation Classes. For information,
call 863-462-5877.


and eager to help with any needs
that arise. Members of Carol's
family were invited to attend the
recognition' including her sisters
Nancy & Linda from Boynton
Beach and her brother Richard
who also resides in Okeechobee.
Carol has two daughters, Cindy
and Cathy, one son, Tom and
six grandchildren all who reside
in Pennsylvania. While visiting
family members in Okeechobee,
Carol and her husband decided
to purchase property here with
plans to retire. Unfortunately he
passed away in 1993 before they
could make the move from Penn-'
sylvania. Carol left her farm in


Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
munity. The purpose of the pro-
gram is to reduce adult and youth
tobacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses
and community organizations in
the county. For information, call
863-462-5781.
Diabetes Support
Group at Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a
monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the


Pennsylvania in January 1995 to
make the move to Okeechobee,
and has been an active volunteer
since that time. Carol has held the
office of Treasurer of the Auxiliary
for many of those years and cur-
rently volunteers in the Education
Department where her services
are greatly appreciated by staff
and patients alike!
When not volunteering at
Raulerson Hospital, Carol enjoys
volunteering at the First United
Methodist Church of Okeechobee
where she is an active member.
She volunteers in the church li-
brary and serves on various com-
mittees. She is an avid "scrap-


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.
Red Cross offers HIV/
AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that
complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals
working in various vocations.
This is a self-study course that
includes text work and the suc-
cessful completion of a multiple
choice written test. The cost of the
course is $15. Call the local Red
Cross office at 863-763-2488 for
information.


booker" and also enjoys knitting
and crocheting.
The Raulerson Hospital Auxil-
iary members volunteered a total
of 11,406 hours of service to Raul-
erson Hospital in 2007. They were
all recognized at the afternoon re-
ception with certificates, favors,
and refreshments. Robert Lee,
Hospital CEO, stated: "All of our
volunteers are a vital part of what
we do and the contribution they
make to our hospital and com-
munity is from the heart." Anyone
interested in learning more about
volunteer opportunities at Rauler-
son, may contact the information
desk at 763-2151, Ext. 3212.


Addiction consultation
offered by drug rehab
Problems with drug or alco- Gro
hol addiction in someone you son
know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource
service can give you the help you
need. Contact the Drug Rehab Re-.
source at 866-649-1594 for a free
confidential consultation. Or, go
to the website at www.drugreha-

Just for Today Club i
The Just for Today Club of
Okeechobee is an Addiction recov-
ery social club/meeting place where
people can come to fellowship or L
attend meetings. For information, Sy
call 863-634-4780.


Submitted photo
S2008 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Carol
*svenor by Robert Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Rauler-
Hospital.


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--- reject any or all copy, and to
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and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
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Found 130
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Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



OLDER KITTEN - found in
Buckhead Ridge, needs good
home, gentle, grey w/green
eyes (863)763-1997


ENGLISH BULL DOG - Female.
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
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IMMEDIATE OPENING

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority.
Class "B" or "C" certification required.
OUA will consider a trainee in lieu of a
certified operator. Must possess a High
School Diploma or equivalent and 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.



Maintain Quality & Safety Control Plan for levee & finish
mowing, custodial service & security patrol to ensure full
conformance to contract req. and/or Corp of Engineers
directives through frequent review/inspections. Broad
knowledge of a discipline (Business or related field)
equivalent to 4-yr degree, & 3 yrs in Quality Control req.
Valid FL DL w/acceptable driving record for insurance under
co-insurance. & ability to travel to outlying locations.
Download application packet @
www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org
Fax completed packets to 561-848-1475
ATTN: HR Dept: EDE M/F/D/V


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Full-Time 205
Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Book. & 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 Equipiment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry' 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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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



GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
(863)467-8389


Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
offer (863)467-8389
Konetco country plank collec-
tion floating locking floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great prce (863)763-7386
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CKC, sweet, great w/kids,
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10 weeks old, black & white,
health papers, $325.
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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



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yrs old, needs experienced
rider. $1000 (863)634-3872
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rent. (863)763-7783 or
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IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
NEW 2 BR, 2Y1 BA Apt., All
major apple's. included. Near
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111


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on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
Okee Best Deal!-Tri-plex,
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1st, last & $500 sec. dep.
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(417)848-3424 or
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OKEE. CITY - Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, $625. mo. + 1st, Last,
Sec. & Annual lease.
(863)634-9869
REMODELED - 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st, last
& sec. (863)634-3313


OKEE - 2/2, TownHome, Oak
Lake Villas, $900/mo +
sec., Available 6/1
(772)579-7562
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
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W&D Facilities. $700 mo.
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2 Bedroom,

2 Bath, 2

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Kings Bay


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2BR, 2BA, canal, boat house,
furn. or unfurn., in city, $825
includes lawn serve. 407 SE
8th St. (863)467-0658 6/1

-BEST VALUE IN TOWN-
2/1 Available, no pets,
$590/mo + Sec Dep.
Call (863)467-9800

FOR LEASE
White House Plaza
1120 S. Parrot Avenue
2300 sq ft available
810 sq ft available
600 sq ft available

3 br, 2 ba, central heat & air,
city water, $1100 per month
Owner/Broker

FOR SALE
3 br, 2 ba, SW sec, office,
Must See!
Reduced $159,500
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
(863)467-1446

NICE NIEGHBORHOOD - 3BR,
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. $1300 mo.
1st & sec. (863)885-1347
OKEE. - Affordable Almost
New Basswood, 3br, 2ba, 2
car gar. $1100. mo. + Sec.'
dep. (772)323-4758

OKEE: 3/1 on '/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659


OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 2ba,
$1300/mo, 1st & Sec Dep.,
802. SW 3rd Ave.
(863)467-5116
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOEE - CBS, 4br, 2ba
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1100 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
PARTIALLY FURNISHED -
3/2, only $850 + $500 sec.
Pay own electric.
(863)697-0214.
TREASURE ISLAND - 2 br,
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo
(954)610-5345
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
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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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., For Sale. New
2BD cottages on Lake Placid,
300' white sand beach & dock
Call (863)441-2659 Nightly,
weekly & monthly rentals also
available, Call (863)465-2135.
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Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020




ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
1br, lba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
Available Immediately 3BR,
2BA dbl wide, carport, large
lot, $800/mo. 1 yr. lease & 1
mo. sec. (863)467-5616.
BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$800 mo. + $1000 Sec.
del. (772)370-1095
BHR - 2 MH for rent, 1br, 1ba,
from $350-$400 /mo + sec,
yearly pref. Avail now 55+
Park (863)763-7164
FOR RENT OR SALE: 3 BR, 2
BA Dbl. Wide on 8 acres
w/barn. $1350 mo., 1st, last
& sec. dep. (863)610-0211
FT. DRUM - Just set up! Beau-
tiful D/W on 5ac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1500 dep
regd $800 mo. 772-464-9226
LARKEE LAKES- 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, $300 deposit. Call
(863)467-2156 or
(863)634-7126
RENTALS AVAIL - 3br, 2br, EZ
In, Wkly, Monthly, Clean
waterfront properties. Ricks
Rentals (561)262-1390
TREASURE ISLAND - 3br,
2ba, '07 model DW, private
waterfront lot. New seawall,
$1000/mo (954)610-5345
TREASURE ISLAND 2/1, On
canal. Newly remodeled.
$750 dep. $175 wk. Call
Missy @ (863)634-8674



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MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Behind Bill's Mini Mart,
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$600 mo., $300 sec.
(863)467-2156


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-66
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY VIRGINIA ROACH,
a/k/a MARY V. ROACH,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration.of the estate of MARY
VIRGINIA ROACH, a/k/a MARY V.
ROACH, deceased, whose date of
death was February 8, 2008, and
whose Social Security Number is
401-30-7593, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Forida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be ow.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOT11CE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: May 1st, 2008.
Keith Alan Roach
4255 North University Drive, #112
Sunrise, Florida 33351
Personal Representative
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
om W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative :
271892 ON 5/1,8/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on MAY 16, 2008, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and VIN
areas follows.
2002 Kla Sportage
VIN#KNDJB723425121957
1995 Harley Davidson XL1200
VIN#1H01CAP16SY200125
1996 Plymouth Van
VIN#2P4FP25B2TR853890
1989 Chewy Celebrity
VIN#161AW51W5K6204689
1990 Toyola Corolla
VIN#1NXAE94A5LZO83236
2004 Chevy Aveo LS
VIN#KL1TJ62634B154153
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
itgft 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.
272050 ON 05/1/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

OK Acres. LLC, CASE N fB-CA-91
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs
Lazaro Sanchez and Raiden Sanchez and
Yolando Sanchez
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Lazaro Sanchez and Raiden Sanchez
711 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., Apt. 16
Miami, FL 33166
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Floind, to-wit:
Lot 7 of OK ACRES, as per plat recorded
- in Plat Book 7, Page 29, of the public
records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court on
or before 6/2/2008; otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS.my hand and the seal of said
Court on April 25, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
271967 ON 5/1,8/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-65
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD E. SCHMIDT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DON-
ALD E. SCHMIDT, dec ed, whose
date of death was Febr 19, 2008,
and whose Social SecuNmber is
496-28-9596, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Horida 34972, The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal rerresen-
tative's attorney are set forth be ow.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other cditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: May 1st, 2008.
Karen A. Kamichoff
Personal Representative
879 Westield Avenue
Rahway, New Jersey 07065
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
Torn W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
An i'n iry .I :., . i r :vi'l .l.1a
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INVITATION TO BID
CITY ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
BID NO.
Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Okeechobee, General Services Depart-
ment, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechoblee, FL, 34974, (863) " . .1 . . I _1i
until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008 after which lime the ius uly vsuumni-
ted will be opened and read aloud. Bids may not be revoked after bid opening.
This project consists of: resurfacing, leveling, paving and reconstruction of City
streets as specified and shown on the drawings. Bid packets may be examined
and/or purchased from the General Services Department, Room 101, during nor-
mal office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays, for a QKiN
REFUNDABLE FEE of $100.00. Checks made payable to the City of Okeechobee.
Questions regarding this bid should be directed to City Engineer Oscar Bermudez
at (863)763-3372 x 225, fax (8763-1686, e-mail, obermudez@cityofokee-
chobee.com.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008,
at 1:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Room 200. All interested bidders are encour-
aged to attend this meeting.
Bidders shall confine their bids to the prelect In its entirety. -Partial bids will not be
considered. Each bidder shall submit with this bid evidence that they are a cur-
rent State of Florida Certified General Contractor. Each bid shall be accompanied
by a Certified Check or by an acceptable Bid Bond in the amount equal to at least
10 percent of the amount of the bid payable to the City of Okeechobee, as a guar-
antee that if the Bid is accepted the Bidder will execute the Contract and file ac-
ceptable Performance and Payment Surety Bonds equal to 100 percent of the
contract price within 10 days after written notice of the Award of Contract.
Envelopes must be clearly marked: "CITY ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS BID NO.
PW-03-01-05-08" and may bq hand delivered or mailed to the address listed
above. Facsimile or emalled bids will not be accepted.
The City of Okeechobee reserves the right to reject any or all bids(s), with or without
cause, to waive technical errors deemed most advantageous to the City. All bid(s)
shall remain open for a penod not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the
bid opening.
By: Oscar Bermudez, RE., City Engineer
272118 ON 5/1/08

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221
B63.763.9460 Tel
B63.763.903B Fax
Sealed BIDS for:
The construction of a new SE-2 Lift Station and Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation for the
Dkeechobee Utility Authontv consistin of. but not limited to. installing 24" ravity
sewer, manholes, lateral nailing and construction of a 3.0 MGD Triolex Lift Station.
Bids will be received by the Okeechobee Utility Authority at the office of John Hav-
ford. Executive Director. 100 SW 5th Avenue. Okeechobee. FL 34974 until 4:00 PM
local time May 29. 200 and then at said office, will be publicly opened and read
aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will not be available until April 30, 2008. The CON-
TRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined after the availability date at the following lo-
cations:
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL34974
Boyle Engineering Corp.
3550 SW CorporatePkwy
Palm CityFL 34990
Boyle Engineering Corp.
421 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the Boyle Engineering Corp. offic-
is located at either 421 NW 3rd Street. Okeechobee. FL 34972 or 3550 SW Como
ate Parkway. Palm CiUv FL 34990 upon payment of $150.00 for each set.
There will be a Pre-Bid meeting held on May 15, 2008 at 1:30 PM in the offices of
the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974.
271366 ON 4/27,28,29,30;05/01,02,03/08


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 16th day of May 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:
2001 Green Peterbilt Tractor
1XP7DB9X91D559616
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.
272190 ON 5/1/08

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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 Betts, Jr., Chairman


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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 1 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.
* Wednesday: Tacos and Margari-
tas served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Live
music by Turk Leonard from 3 until 6
p.m.
*Fridays: Karaoke with B & P'Pro-
ductions (Bobby and Penny) starting 6
p.m.
* Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. 50s
and 60s Sock Hop Oldies Dance Hosted
By Turk Leonard.
* Sunday: 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
6:30p.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.
* Wednesday: 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.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays: music at
7 p.m.


* First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until I 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.
* Sunday: breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. With many items to
choose from.
* Sunday: Karaoke with open mike
at 7 p.m. .
* Wednesday: Bingo and food,
food 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.
* Thursday: karaoke night starting
at 7 p.m.
* Thursday: Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
* Friday: dinner served from 5 until
7:30 p.m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p.m.
Call to see who is playing.
* Saturday: dinner starting at 6
p.m.
* Saturday: 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.
* Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday starting
at 1 p.m. Food will be available. Every-
one is welcome.
* Wednesday: dinner from 4 until 6
p.m. for a donation.
* Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be avail-
able. Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m.
* Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
able.
* Sunday: 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.m.
* 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
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will
be hosting a District Meeting at 2002
Hwy 78W on May 10, 2008 at 10:00 am.
We will be honored to have as guest,
Jodi Nerney - State President and Dave
Harris - incoming State Commander.
All members please plan to attend the
meeting and make our guest feel wel-
come in our community. If you have
any questions please contact the Post at
863-467-2882.
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,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Mu-


sic4ill 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 1 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'
liv4 nusic and dancing.
S Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed ,at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: 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.
* Sunday: 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,
calJthe 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.,
Sunday 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
S* Friday flight: 16 oz rib eye steak
dinner with the trimmings beginning at
5:30 p.m.
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Red Cross Heroes
Billy Dean and Clinton Griffin perched themselves atop
the observation tower at the Pier II Resort on Friday, April
25th to serve as Heroes for the American Red Cross. Billy
and Clinton raised close to $500. All proceeds will benefit
the local American Red Cross. Thank you Okeechobeel
(pictured) Billy Dean, Clinton Griffin, Julie Shook, Debbie
Riddle, Branch Manager-American Red Cross.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

National Youth Safety Month
At their meeting on Thursday, April 24 the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed
the month of May to be National Youth Safety Month in
Okeechobee County. Commission Chairman Clif Betts,
right, presents a copy of the proclamation to Will Davis
and Mary Huff of the Okeechobee Youth Crime Watch
Team from Okeechobee High School.


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10 Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 1, 2008


NAPA Auto Parts rallies past CIS/Pals


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Mason Cone kept. his team
in the game, and his teammates
responded in the late innings
as NAPA defeated CIS/Pals in an
OCRA Dixie league game Tuesday
night, 7-5.
NAPA had fallen behind 3-1
in the early innings only to come
back thanks to some big hits from
Dylan Adams, whlo drove in three
runs.
"They fought hard and didn't
make a whole lot of errors,"
Coach Bubba Harden said. "Up
until this point in the year we've
been giving away outs. Tonight
the boys made the routine play."
Cone kept his team in the
game as he didn't give up after
falling behind. He said he doesn't


try to overpower hitters, but get
them out with good location.
"I couldn't find the strike zone
tonight but the kids stepped it up
when the coaches had a serious
talk with them," Cone said.
Cone pitched six solid innings
and allowed three runs to get the
win. Alex Estremara picked up
the save.
"Normally we've been losing
games this year. It's a good feel-
ing to win one," Cone said.
Community in Schools took a
1-0 lead in the bottom of the first
and could have had more. Tyler
Finney reached on a walk and
scored on an RBI single by John
Keinp. However a diving stop
by third basemen Dylan Adams
turned into an out at the plate to
end the threat.
CIS made it 2-0 in the bottom


of the third as Finney reached on
a one out single, stole a base,
tagged up on a long fly ball and
scored on a wild pitch.
Adams delivered an RBI triple
in the fourth to get Napa on the
scoreboard. However CIS had the
bases loaded in the bottom of the
fourth and could only get one run
in. That might have been the turn-
ing point in the game.
Singles by Brian Stokes, Riley
Carter and Tommy Shannon load-
ed the bags, and David Skynard
drew a bases loaded walk. How-
ever Cone struck out David Cole-
man and Mitchell Rucks to keep
his team close. Still CIS had a 3-1
lead after four innings.
Mitchell Tommie scored Na-
pa's second run on an RBI single
by Chance Murphy in the fifth to
make it 3-2.


Napa went ahead for good
with two runs in the top of the
sixth. Adams delivered both runs
with a single.
Murphy delivered an insurance
run in the seventh on a ground
out. Another run scored on an er-
ror to make it 7-3.
CIS scored twice in the bottom
of the seventh against reliever
Alex Estremara. Shannon scored
on an error and David Coleman
scored on a ground out by Rucks.
However Estremara got a nice
running catch from CF Mike Cor-
win to end the game.
"It all fell into place tonight,"
Coach Harden said. "We got
some good pitching and if we do
that we can compete with any
team."


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