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Vol. 99 No. 131 Saturday, May 10, 2008


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Briefs

Ceremony to honor
fallen officers
On Tuesday, May 12, at 8
a.m. the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will conduct a
ceremony to .honor law en-
forcement officers who gave
their lives in the line of duty.
This is an opportunity to
remember the sacrifice of one
who gave his life in our own
community as % ell as to recog-
nize those nationally who gave
their lives, and say "thank you"
.to the survivors.
The program will include
honor guards, inspirational
music and the reading of the
names to honor those who
have given their all in service to
their community. The public is
invited.

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 any-
'where in Florida, usually within
a week, and are sold at auc-
tion.
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 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.

Drought Index


Current: 429
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

10.09 feet
Last Year: 9.35 feet



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

Index
Classifieds................................. 8.
Comics ...................................... 5
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword......... ........ 5
Opinion............. ............... 4
Speak Out............................ 4
Sports...................................x....
TV .............................................. 4
W eather..................................... 2
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County asked to ban smoking


Students ask
that ball parks
be. smoke free
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A group of Okeechobee Coun-
ty middle school students got to
see local government in action
as they presented their request to
ban smoking at county-owned
ball parks to the Okeechobee
County Commission.
In addition to hearing the



JROTC: Program


students at their May 8 meeting,
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners voted
not to give county administrator
Lyndon Bonner additional ve-
hicle use privileges.
They also heard a presenta-
tion from the Florida Department
of Transportation (DOT) on con-
ditions of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441.
Deanna Kielbasa, teacher, of
gifted students at Okeechobee's
Osceola and Yearling middle
schools, had some of her stu-
dents present their community
service projects to the commis-


receives


sion. Each project required re-
search, a visual presentation and
a notebook. There were proj-
ects on such topics as recycling,
the need for bike paths, global
warming, cleaning up Lake
Okeechobee and the need for a
YMCA in Okeechobee
However, the one creating the
most interest was the project re-
questing that smoking be banned
in the county's ball parks.
Brittany Ball and Kayla Har-
rison gave a presentation on the
effects of second hand smoke on
children.,


formal inspection


Submitted photo/Bobble Poole
John Allen Hodge received his yearly inspection for color guard and an inspection
held April 23. Each member of the Okeechobee High School Jr ROTC was inspected
on uniform and performance. -

0HS JROTC named Honor Unit


On Wednesday, April 23,
the Okeechobee High School
Army JROTC program received
their formal inspection that
was conducted by the Army's
6th Brigade, Cadet Command,
from Fort Stewart, Ga.
The inspection started at
7:20 a.m. and was not com-
pleted until after 2 p.m.
After meeting with OHS
principal Toni Wiersma, the in-
spector evaluated an hour-long
briefing that was prepared and
conducted by the cadets. The
briefing, provided by statistical
data of the program, outlined
their activities and service per-
formed for the local commu-
nity over the past year.
Following the- briefing the
entire cadet battalion stood in
ranks inspection to review their
appearance in uniform, and
see how well they could spon-
taneously answer questions on


military topics and citizenship.
Cadet Daryl Arnold, who
was assigned to act as the scribe
for the inspector, said she was
impressed by how thorough
the inspection was and how
difficult the questions were.
The -color guard and drill
team demonstrated their abil-
ity to properly post the colors
and perform drill and ceremo-
ny. The inspector then talked
to each staff member to see if
they were running the program
in accordance with cadet com-
mand regulations.
All staff areas - personnel
(Cadet/Lieutenant Jared Clay),
security and safety (Cadet/Lieu-
tenant Deanna Davis), opera-
tions (Cadet/Lieutenant Cory
Ball), supply (Cadet/Lieutenant
Walter Piscatelli) and public af-
fairs (Cadet/Lieutenant Whitey,
Jones) did an outstanding job.
The inspector was im-


pressed with the cadets and
awarded them the blue star,
signifying they would be desig-
nated an Honor Unit.
Mrs. Wiersma, Colonel Law-
rence Saucier (retired) and SFC
Jose Maldonado (retired) were
extremely proud of the cadets
and look for even more great
things to come.
The OHS JROTC cadets
will be receiving medals and
awards at a military ball on Sat-
urday, May 10. The ball will be
held in the OHS cafeteria from
6:30 until 11 p.m.
Colonel Saucier said military
dignitaries from across Florida
will be attending that special
ceremony.
The OHS military unit is cur-
rently looking for new mem-
bers for the next school year. to
join, or for more information,
contact SFC Maldonado at the
high school, 863-462-5025.


Bass fishing is good on lake


By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News

Hool, Line
and Sinker
By Captain Michael
Shell n
Fishing around the lake con-
tinues t.L be very reliable. Bass
fishing is good in both the lake
and the canals. With the lake
level continually dropping it's
only a matter of time before
navigating in the shallow water
of the lake proper will become
impossible once again..
We are fast approaching our
wet season and I know every-


one is hoping for a very wet are in the middle of the canal
year so the lake can once again on the humps and mounds. A
be the huge asset to our com- Carolina rig has taken several
munity it has been previously, fish for us daily but must be
We caught fish in the Rim fished very slowly.
Canal this week on top water. Dark colored worms, black
The bite is brief most days and with blue fleck or regular June
if you're not on the water as the bug will work.
sun begins to rise you probably Bluegill fishing is very steady
are not going to have great suc- in local canals. The fish are
cess. A Pop'r or "a small prop holding in the deeper water,
bait have both worked well for but move toward the bank as
us most days. Once the sun gets the sun comes up. The best
well into the sky we change our bite we experience is between
tactics, fishing either a crank 9 a.m. and 1. p.m. Some days
bait or a shaky head worm. The the fish move shallow and feed
fish do not seem as near to the briefly, then move deep and
bank as they have been -- some' suspend. Our efforts to catch
are holding right on the break
into deeper water and others See Outdoors - Page 2


Commissioners viewed a
movie made by Nicholas Kiel-
basa showing people smoking in
the bleachers at ball games, the
litter caused by cigarette butts
thrown on the ground at ball
parks and the effects of smok-
ing.
"It boggles my mind that peo-
ple are still allowed to smoke at
the ball parks," he said.
Ms. Kielbasa said the students
had a petition bearing over 800
names urging that smoking be
banned at county ball parks. She
said most of the names were


middle school students, plus
some adults who were at the
ball parks.
She said some students would
not sign the petition because they
were afraid their parents would
not come to see them play if they
could not smoke.
Ms. Kielbasa asked what the
next step would be.
Mr. Bonner said this was
government in action. He said
the board had the authority to
pass ordinances concerning the
See Smoking - Page 2


Local FCAT



scores go up



district wide


By Chauna Aguilar

Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School system has received
their Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) Writ-
ing Scores for the 2008 school
year. As a whole, the district
made small gains in fourth and
eighth grades and a small de-
cline for 10th graders.
The district's performance
gains exceeded those of the
state for fourth grade, equaled
the state's in eighth grade gains


and fell 0.1 points for the 10th
grade students, while the state's
10th grade gains remained the
same as last year.
Fourth graders at Central
Elementary School had an av-
erage score of 3.8 compared
to last year's score of 3.4 -- a
15 percent gain from last year.
Seventy-four percent of stu-
dents at CES scored at a 3.5 or
above, compared to only 59
percent in 2007.
At Everglades Elementary
See FCAT - Page 2


OCSO seeks info


for missing man


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is ask-
ing for help from the public to
locate a missing, and possibly
endangered local man.
Elmer 'Sandy' Alexander
Perry, 48, has not been seen
since two days before Thanks-
giving 2007. He was reported
missing by family members on
Feb. 11,2008.
Mr. Perry is 6-foot-3-inches
tall and weighs 198 pounds. He
has straight brown hair that is


graying, and blue eyes.
Mr. Perry has lived in the De-
Berry Gardens area for years,
said OCSO Detective Rosemary
Farless.
She said Mr. Perry has been
diagnosed with a mental ill-
ness,, but left his medicine in
his car.
"He's a passive person," said
the detective.
Since he was last seen, Mr.
Perry sold his home and aban-
doned all of his personal prop-
erty. He was last seen by a clerk
See OCSO - Page 2


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Luke Joles won second place in the 15-18 age division
with his 14.56 pounds. Luke also won the Big Fish prize
in his age division with a weight of 7.78 pounds.


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March trade deficit down from Feb. ocso


By Martin Crutsinger
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharp-
ly in March as demand for im-
ports fell by the largest amount
since the last recession was end-
ing. Analysts forecast that trade
would continue to be one of the
economy's few bright spots this
year.
The March deficit totaled $58.2
billion, down 5.7 percent from
February, the Commerce Depart-
ment reported Friday. It was a
much larger improvement than
had been expected.
The smaller deficit was driven
by a 2.9 percent drop in imports,
which reflected widespread
weakness in demand as consum-
ers, battered by a severe housing
slump, a credit crisis and soar-
ing gasoline prices, cut back on
their purchases of both domestic
goods and imports. It marked the
biggest one-month decline in im-
ports since December 2001, when
the country was struggling to
emerge from the last recession.
Many analysts believe the
country has fallen into another
recession, although the better-
than-expected trade performance
prompted some economists to
project that growth will be revised


Smoking
Continued From Page 1

health and safety of residents.
The administrator, who is new
on the job, said he was told that
Okeechobee was concerned
about its children and that this
presentation proved that.
Commission Chairman Clif
Betts also commended the stu-
dents for their work and suggest-
ed that they and their teacher con-
tact Darryl Enfinger, the county's
director of parks and recreation.
He suggested they explain their
concerns to Mr. Enfinger and
have him draft a policy to present
to the board.
Mr. Bonner said the county
would go even farther and have
Mr. Enfinger contact Ms. Kiel-
basa.
In another matter concerning
Mr. Bonner, he will get no special
privileges when it comes to the
use of a county vehicle. That is-
-sue first came up during contract
negotiations. . .. .
- Mr. Bonner wanted incidentr
tal" use of his count vehicle. It
was decided at that time to word
the contract such that Mr. Bon-
ner would be allowed to take his
vehicle home at night and would
follow county policy as may be
amended from time to time. The
board also agreed to re-evaluate
county policy.


FCAT
Continued From Pdge 1

School, fourth graders had a com-
bined average score of 3.4 -- up .1
from last year's score of 3.3, an
increase of 7 percent. Fifty-nine
,percent of students at EES scored
a 3.5 or above, which is up 7per-
cent from last year.
North Elementary School
fourth graders scored an.average
score of 3.8 on the Florida Writes,
which is up from 3.4 in 2007 -- a
gain of 14 percent. Seventy-two'
percent of students at NES scored
a 3.5 or above, up from 58 per-
cent in 2007.
Seminole Elementary School
fourth graders scored an average
score of 3.5, which was down
from 3.6 the previous year. How-
ever, SEM did increase their, per-
centage of students scoring 3.5 or
above from 65 percent in 2007 to
70 percent for 2008.
South Elementary School
fourth graders scored an average
score of 3.7, which was down
from a 4.0 in 2007. The total
amount of fourth graders scoring
a 3.5 or above dropped from 79
percent to 70 percent.
Fourth graders at New Endeav-
or High School scored an average
score of 2.8, which was down




Outdoors
Continued From Page 1

them once they suspend have not
been very successful.
The most recent Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. tournament was
held on Taylor Creek. Mike Cor-
nell won first place with a total
weight of 14.88 pounds.
Coming in second was Luke
Joles with a total weight of 14.56
pounds and a Big Fish weight of
7.78 pounds.
Third place went to Kyle Monti
with 7.69 pounds.
In the 11-14 age division, Ryan
Edwards took first with a total
:weight of 7 pounds.
Third place was taken by Rob-


up from the barely discernible 0.6
percent rate reported last week
to a slightly more respectable
1.1 percent rate for the first three
months of this year.
That could mean the country
will be able to avoid a full-blown
downturn, although growth at
that level would still be viewed
as a so-called growth recession
in which the economy does not
expand fast enough to prevent
unemployment from rising.
Mark Zandi, chief economist
at Moody's Economy.com, said
he still believed the current slow-
down would be ruled a reces-
sion because growth will dip into
negative territory in the current
quarter.
"I still believe this is a reces-
sion and I think ultimately at the
end of the day, it will be labeled as
one," he said. He said, however,
that export growth will continue
to cushion the drag from housing
and other weak sectors.
On Wall Street, stocks ended
the week with a big decline as
investors grappled with contin-
ued turmoil in the credit market
and surging energy prices. The
Dow Jones industrial average fell
120.90 points Friday to close at
12,745.88.
Imports totaled $206.7 billion
in March, down $6.1 billion from


County attorney John Cassels
drafted an amendment to the
county administrator's contract
that would allow for "reason-
able in-county personal errands
and family/civic obligations." The
proposed amendment went on
to state the administrator's family
would be authorized occupants
of the administrator's county au-
tomobile.
Commissioner Noel Chandler
made a motion that the amend-
ment be adopted. The motion
died for a lack of a second.
Commissioners Ray Domer
and Elvie Posey were against the
motion. Under commission rules
the chairman, Mr. Betts, cannot
second a motion. Because of a
full agenda, the item came late in
the day.
Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell, who is recovering from a
double knee surgery, was unable
to stay that long and had. already
left the meeting.
Mr. Bonner will be bound by
current county policy which pro-
hibits employees from utilizing a
county vehicle for personal use
It also bans unauthorized pas-
sengers from a county vehicle.
The policy does allow designated
employees to take their vehicles
homes.
Stan Cann, of DOT, gave a
presentation on his department's
work on the widening of S.R. 70.
He said because of current bud-


from 2.9 in 2007., Only 29 percent
of fourth grade students at NEHS
scored a 3.5 or above, which was
down from 35 percent last year.
The district as a whole for
fourth grade scored an average
of 3.6 -- that's up from a 3.5 last
year. The percent of students with
a score of 3.5 or better increased
by 7 percent raising last year's 61
percent to 68 percent.
Most of the fourth grade pro-
grams and the eighth grade pro-
grams at both Yearling and Osce-
ola middle schools demonstrated
positive gains toward closing the
achievement gap with the state.
Sixty-eight percent of all
Okeechobee fourth graders,
7 percent more than last year,
scored at a high level of achieve-
ment (3.5 or above) as compared
to 77 percent for the state.
"We have several pockets of
success that we are really cel-
ebrating. To have schools like
Central and North Elementary
increase their passing percentage
by as much as 15 percent is truly
remarkable," stated Ken Ken-
worthy, assistant superintendent
for administration. "Although we
have benchmarked areas for im-
provement, anytime we increase
our score when the state decreas-
es is a good sign we are closing
the achievement gap. As is the
case with our fourth grade."


ert Stafford with a weight of 5.83
pounds.
The Texas Hold'em poker
tournament winners were: first
place Jessie Garcia; second place
Travis Chambers; and, third place
went to Margaret Helton. Pro-
ceeds from the Texas Hold'em
tournament went towards the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. club. The
following are the standing for all
members of the club:
* Melissa Floyd, 15, 0.00
* Kyle Monti, 16, five fish with
a total weight of 7.69 pounds
* James Stafford, 12, 0.00
* Robert Stafford, 13. five fish,
5.83 pounds
* Luke Joles, 15, five fish, 14.56
pounds, Big Fish 7.78
* Chris Eaton, 15, 0.00
* Ryan Mellette, 16, one fish,


the February level, a drop led by
a 5.9 percent decrease in Ameri-
ca's foreign oil bill. The amount
of petroleum shipped into the.
country declined although the
average price for a barrel of im-
ported crude shot up to a record
$89.85. With oil prices climbing
this week to a new trading high
above $126 per barrel, the March
dip in oil imports was expected to
be temporary.
Exports, which have been one
of the few strong points in this
period of weakness, dipped 1.7
percent in March to $148.5 bil-
lion, but that was still the second-
highest level on record. For the
first three months of this year, ex-
ports were up 17.6 percent over
the same period a year ago.
Exports have supported half of
the growth that has occurred in
the economy over the past year
and that is expected to continue
as American farmers and manu-
facturers keep benefiting from a
weaker dollar, which makes their
goods cheaper on overseas mar-
kets.
The politically sensitive deficit
with China dropped by 12.4 per-
cent to $16.1 billion in March, the
smallest level in two years, as U.S.
exports to China climbed to the
second highest level on record,
led by sales of medical testing


get shortfalls the project for the
four laneing of S.R. 70-between
80th Avenue and Berman Road
is not funded. However, the right
of way has been acquired for the
section of S.R. 70 from Berman
Road to the county line.
DOT's Ben Walker suggested
dual left turn lanes in all direc-
tions as a way to improve condi-
tions at the intersection of U.S.
441 and S.R. 70. He said that U.S.
441 has sufficient right of way for
dual left turns.
However, more right of way
would be required for S.R. 70.
This would require purchase of
land from the Hamrick Trust. De-
sign cost for the intersection im-
provements have been estimated
at $500,000 and construction
costs at $3.3 million.
The cost of right of ways has
been undetermined. As a long
term solution, Mr. Walker sug-
gested an alternative route.
Commissioner Wherrell was
definitely in favor of widening the
intersection as well as pursuing.
an alternative route.
The DOT presentation was
rounded out by L.K. Nanham who
said his department had changed
traffic light timing through the
city so that trucks would not have
to stop so often. These timing
changes were made about two
moths ago.
Turning to another matter,
commissioners held the first of


According to Russ Brown at
the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter
School, scores for their 30 fourth
grade students averaged 4.3, with
no students scoring below a 3.0.
Mr. Brown added that these
high scores -- including one 6.0
-- wouldn't have been possible
without the outstanding founda-
tion that these students received
from the Okeechobee and Glades
County school systems.
He went on to thank Stepha-
nie Tedders and Sarah Williams
for their work with the students.
"1I am very proud of the stu-
dents and their efforts and I know
it takes a lot of work from the
staff. I am pleased at how well
our staff has done this year," stat-
ed Mr. Brown.
The state average for 2008
came in at 3.8, with 77 percent of
students receiving a 3.5 or above.
Eighty-five percent of Okeecho-
bee eighth grade students scored
a 3.5 or above on the essay por-
tion of the test.
That's an increase of 3 percent
over last year's 82 percent, but
still falls below the state average
of 88 percent.
The average essay score is a
4.1, an increase of 0.1, and down
only 0.1 from the state's 4.2 aver-
age.
Osceola Middle School eighth
graders scored an average score


.95 pounds
* Kendall Smith, 17, one fish,
1.31 pounds.
* Ryan Folsom, 12, 0.00
* Dusty Hall, 16, five fish, 6.45
pounds
* Tyler Browning, 14, three
fish, 6.86 pounds, Big Fish 2.82
pounds
* Robby Hays, 10, one fish,
1.29 pounds
* George Marshall, 12, 0.00
* Ryan Edwards, 12, five fish,
7.00 pounds, 1.84 Big Fish
* April Floyd, 11, 0.00
* Mike Cornell, 16, five fish,
14.88 pounds, Big Fish 6.68
pounds
* Garrett Farmer, 17, one
fish, 2.96 pounds, Big Fish 2.96
pounds
Boat captains were: Kenny


equipment and computer chips.
At the same time, imports of Chi-
nese products dropped sharply,
reflecting lower demand for
clothes, textiles and toys.
Last year, the deficit dropped
to $708.5 billion, the first im-
provement after five straight years
of record highs, and economists
forecast further improvement this
year. Administration critics con-
tend the deficits remain at debili-
tating levels and since Bush took
office have contributed to the loss
of more than 3 million manufac-
turing jobs. They say the Bush.
administration is failing to protect
American workers from unfair
foreign trade practices such as
China's currency policies.
Democrats hope to make trade
an issue in the upcoming battles
for the White House and control
of Congress. But Commerce Sec-
retary Carlos Gutierrez said Friday
that the high level of U.S. exports
showed the Democrats' decision
to block a vote on a free trade deal
with Colombia was shortsighted.
The Treasury Department re-
ported Friday that since the Inter-
nal Revenue Service began mak-
ing direct deposits on April 28
followed with mass check mail-
ings this week, 29.9 million pay-
ments have been made totaling
$27.2 billion.


two public hearings dealing with
proposed amendments to county
ordinances and land development
regulations.
These proposed amendments
cover a number of issues includ-
ing right of way specifications,
criteria for obtaining building
permits on rights of way or ease-
ments not maintained by the
county, sidewalk specifications
and roadside sign specifications.
Language addressing graffiti
was also included.
A second public hearing will
be May 22 at 9 a.m.
In other action, the board:
* amended the budget to ap-
propriate prior year encumbranc-
es and adjust projected revenue
balances to allow for those en-
cumbrances;
* tabled a request for accep-
tance of streets near Towns of
Okeechobee subdivision;
* scheduled a workshop with
Department of Community Af-
fairs staff concerning the-county's
future land use map for Monday,
May 19, at 9 a.m'.'with thd loca-
tion ,to be determined; and,
* declined interest in the ac-
quisition of surplus state lands
on Cemetery Road, allowing
Okeechobee Utility Authority to
utilize the land.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


of 4.2, which was up from a 3.9
in 2007. Eighty-six percent of stu-
dents received a 3.5 or above --
that's up 6 percent from last year.
Yearling Middle School eighth
graders scored an average score
of 4.1. That score was equal to last
year's average. YMS students who
scored a 3.5 or above increased
by 1 percent to 86 percent.
Eighth graders at NEHS scored
an average score of 3.4, with 55
percent of students scoring a 3.5
or above. There were no eighth
graders who took the test at NEHS
last year.
The district average for 2008
is a 4.1, up 3 percent. That brings
the total to 85 percent of students
receiving a 3.5 or above.
"As always, when scores return
from the state, it gives us a chance
to recognized what is working
well and formulate a plan to ad-
dress areas where we would like
to improve," said Mr. Kenworthy.
The state average is 4.2, with
88 percent of the students receiv-
ing a 3.5 or above.
Tenth graders at Okeechobee
High School scores declined from
a 3.8 in 2007 to a 3.7 for 2008. Only
74 percent of 10th-grade students
scored a 3.5 or above. That was a
drop of 2 percent from 2007.


Farmer, Leroy Bauer, Ken Sprigle,
David Straight, Hooker Browning,
Bob Stafford, Bill Hayes and Mike
Krause
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at the Town Star Convenience
Store on S.R. 70 W at S.W. 24th
Ave.
Mr. Perry left his medication,
wallet, checkbook, keys and
clothing "in his car and was last
seen walking east from the car.
When last seen he was wearing
only a pair of pants.
He has not contacted his fam-
ily since before Thanksgiving, and


News Briefs

Main Street Mixer date set:
Okeechobee Main Street invites you to the Main Street Mixer on
Wednesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. This month's mixer is hosted by
Raulerson Hospital, located at 1796 Highway 441 North. Mark calen-
dar and invite a friend, this is a great way to network in the community
and meet your local businesses. Refreshments will be served. If you
have any questions, please contact Main Street's Executive Director
Toni Doyle at 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Dine with the Doctor
Meet our new surgeon, Dr. Douglas Sanders, at Raulerson Hospital.
The next "Dine with the Doctor" medical series presentation will take
place on May 27, at 5 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Dr. Sanders,
General Surgeon, specializing in laparoscopic procedures, general sur-
gery and breast surgery including steriotactic, will be the guest physi-
cian at the dinner presentation. The dinner is only $5 but the presenta-
tion is FREE. Please R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at 863-824-2702.


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Today: It will be partly sunny today with highs' in the 'mid 90s
with southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon.
Tonight: Expect partly cloudy weather with lows around 70.
There will be southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Sunday: Expect considerable cloudiness on Sunday with a
chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A breezy day
with highs in the lower 90s and southwest winds, 10 to 15 mph
increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. There is a 30 percent
chance of rain.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows
around 70. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 30
percent.
Monday: A partly cloudy day with a slight chance of showers
and highs in the Upper 80s. There is a 20 percent chance of rain.
Monday night: Again, partly cloudy and cooler with lows
around 60.
Tuesday: It will be partly sunny Tuesday with highs in the mid
80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy Tuesday evening with lows.in the
lower 60s.


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* burglary in the 3300 block of
N.W. Eighth St.
* child abuse in the 2200 block
of U.S. 441 N.
May 3
* theft in the 700 block of N.W.
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of N.W. 252nd St.
* burglary in the 1800 block of
N.E. 40th Ave.
May 5
* theft in the 3500 block of S.E.
36th Ave.
* burglary in the 1500 block of
N.W 36th Terrace
* theft in the 16000 block of
N.W 176th Ave.
* burglary in the 3300 block of
N.W. Second St.
* theft in the 3600 block of S.E.
35th Ave.
May 6
* child abuse in the 16000
block of N.W 38th Ave.
* burglary in the 2800 block of
N.W 46th Ave.
* fraud in the 3300 block of


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of'N.E. 10th St. "
* burglary,in the 6200 block.of
U.S. 441 S.E.
May 7
* theft in the 12000 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
* theft in the 5900 block of
N.E. 120th St.
* vandalism in the 3100 block
of N.W. Third St.
* theft in the 2200 block of
N.W Fourth St.
* vandalism in, the 200 block
of N.E. 300th St.
* burglary in the 1600 block of
N.W. 47th Terrace
May 8
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
.THANK YOU: I would like to know about how you go about put-
ting something in the paper thanking someone for something they
did. My husband lost his wallet with his money and ID and everything
and it was returned to us in the mail, but it had no return address and
I would like to find that person and thank them.
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handled -- either by a letter to the editor or what we call Okeechobee
Spotlight. All you have to do is write down what you want to say,
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DRIVER'S LICENSE OFFICE: The driver's license office served
over 17,000 people last year and if the county takes it away then citi-
zens will have to pay an average of $20 in gas to make the 80-mile
round trip to the office on the coast. That is over $340,000 a year that
the taxpayers will have to spend. Not to mention a day off from work.
Please call your County Commissioners and encourage them to take
over the driver's license office for Okeechobee County.
Editor's Note: On page 1 of the Thursday, May 9, edition of the
Okeechobee News was a story dealing with this issue. The driver's
license office will remain in Okeechobee. Instead of closing down
the local office, the state will be closing the Merrit Island/Brevard of-
fice effective Jan. 1, 2009.

MILEY CYRUS: I am really disappointed in Miley Cyrus, she was,
such a clean cut, good looking little girl and now she posed for these
risque pictures. Looks like she is headed down the same filthy road as
her predecessors, Brittney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. I do wish that
she would clean up her act, she is such a precious child.
RECYCLING: I would like to share my comments and views on the
letter in Saturday's paper regarding businesses recycling. Businesses
have more waste to recycle than individual families, but when I called
regarding this, they told me we have to pay for this service. We already
pay to have our trash removed, and they want to charge businesses to
recycle. I declined. Why should we pay for two trash removal services.
I don't believe businesses should have to pay for recycling.
VOTE OHS: The Okeechobee News ran an article about the work
of OHS' Crime Watch club who put together a video showing the risks
of drunken driving in a prom night scene. The club was selected to be
one of 10 from the nation to compete in a Student Driver Safety pro-
gram for a chance to win $10,000 for the school. Please, if you have
access to a, computer and e-mail to confirm your vote, go to the ac-
toutloud.org web site and vote for Okeechobee High School's Crime
Watch club. You can-vote once a day through Friday. Please support
our kids in this worthy endeavor.
- LOWER STANDARDS: Why have our standards and ethics and
morals been lowered? I do believe the silent majority does not get
heard. Drugs, in all forms, are at an epidemic level. Many justify their
drug of choice as not being harmful but none the less, it is a mind
altering substance and they are in a state of denial and ultimately their
actions affect us all. The majority of our citizens are intimidated to
speak out in fear of retaliation and labeled as starting trouble when
individuals have reported violations or illegal activity. It is checked out
for the record, by 'our officials, but does not get followed through and
investigated and gets justified with lack of evidence, when it is well
known the violation occurred. It is the complacency of our public
officials that should be representing the majority. We rely on them
to carry out their jobs effectively and they fall short. Maybe they are
disgusted with our existing laws in place, which seem to back up the
violators rights. The mind set is they have just as much rights as the
victims they choose to violate. We all, as citizens of the U.S. need to
speak out and to be advocates for what is right and not get distorted
by the justification of the violator's rights that affect us by being a silent
majority.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: I read with interest in your speak out
column about Okeechobee County Code Enforcement. The writer hit
the nail on the head. I have lived in the River Acres area for'a number
of years. There is a residence out here that has been the biggest "eye
sore" in all of Okeechobee County. Code Enforcement has been called
numerous times only to be told "there is nothing they can do about it."
With hurricane season around the corner, this place is also a serious
threat to public safety.



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Reflections from the Pulpit


Rev. Loy Mershimer
Pastor, Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church

Pentecost: A

miracle cure

for the curse

of Babel
At the Feast of Pentecost, the
Spirit descended on the waiting
disciples, according to the prom-
ise of Jesus. Acts 2 records the
fascinating account. There's a lot
going on here: rushing wind, holy
fire, and heavenly language...
The people of Jerusalem heard
the sound and gathered around,
saying, "What does this mean?"
What does this mean? Really!
It's a question we are asking still.
What does this mean?
Consider the significance of
restored language. The text says
that each person heard the words
in his or her own dialect.
"When they heard the sound,
a crowd came together in bewil-
derment, because each one heard
them speaking in their own lan-
guage." (Acts 2:26)
It is an incredible miracle that
Pentecost provisionally restores
the intent of. language. Pentecost
reverses the Curse of Babel. The


Curse of Babel!
Have you noticed that whep
relation to God suffers, human re-
lations. suffer? Meaning changes.
We start speaking different lan-
guages. As the song says, "We all
talk a different language, talk it in
defense..."
This is the first sign that a mar-
riage is going bad, or a relation-
ship is growing cold: everyone
claims a different language. "You
just don't hear me anymore," says
the spouse. "You just don't un-
derstand me," says the teen. This
happens between generations
(old vs. young), between sexes
(male vs. female), between races,
and classes... It happens between
families, cities and countries. It
even happens in churches!
It's the Curse of Babel.
Why is this? Language is linked
with meaning, and meaning is
linked with God. Every time hu-
mans break connection with God,
human communication breaks
down. We were created in the Im-
age of God, the Word, and only in
that image do we find true words.
Think back to the Tower of
Babel. Humans rejected wor-
ship of the true God and created
a destructive communal idolatry:
worship of humanistic power and
principles. They began building
a tower, a gateway to heaven, to
be as little gods. God declared
that kind. of unity dangerous, and


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stopped the presses. God spoke
the word and unmade their lan-
guage. They rejected worship of
the true God, and lost true words.
They fell to the Curse of Babel.
Since then we know what it
means to live with the Curse of
Babel. We retreat into different
languages, we form little com-
munities around those who speak
our same "language," and we si-
lently build our self-defined walls
and towers from God... all the
while growing more confused,
more fragmented.
"Turning and turning in the
widening gyre
the falcon cannot hear the
falconer..."
It's a helpless feeling. Is there
any hope?
Truly, Pentecost gives hope,
for there the Curse of Babel is re-
versed. The curse exploded in the
cure of God. The Spirit descended
and witnessed to the Divine Word,
Jesus Christ. Humans spoke with
meaning the same language
across vast cultural barriers.
Pentecost reveals the work of
the Holy Spirit, come to cure us
of separation from God and one
another. He has come to give us
back the Word of God, true lan-
guage and vital communication.
In the Holy Spirit, God actually
restores us to Himself and to one
another.
It is mysterious yet real: the


transcendent union with God cre-
ates immanent union with others.
When Jesus prayed that believers
would be one even as He and the
Father were One, He predicates
that statement on the life of the
Spirit: "When He, the Spirit of
Truth has come, He will be with
you and in you and lead you in all
truth." (John 14:17; 16:13)
Thus, true unity is first verti-
'cal, then horizontal. It is humanly
popular to seek unity for the sake
of unity, but seeking unity as its
own goal only ends in Babel: a
loss of both unity and truth. How-
ever, seeking the Spirit of Truth
will grant both unity and truth:
humans united in heavenly places
will find a way to dwell truly in
earthly place, with peace - linked
in the Spirit of Christ, differences
transcended.
Is your heart seeking true
meaning in relation with others?
A marriage needing restored? A
relationship needing healing?
Connect in the realms of the
Spirit and learn true language. The
rest will follow in human time, as
the other is amazed to hear under-
standing on the deepest levels.
It is a priceless gift of the Spirit
for humans in relation with divine
Word. Unwrap that gift this Pente-
cost, and speak in truth!
Selah.


Community Events


Saturday, May 10 Orchid club to meet
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee, The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet on Monday, May 19 at 7
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. 863-763-
at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and 6469. Members and the public are invited to bring their favorite orchid
musicians are welcome to take part. For information, contact the for Show & Tell. President Harry Hoffner will also diagnose problem
church at 863-763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at 863-763-3373; or, Sister orchids.
Yvonne Price at 863-467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Texaco gas station on the corner of Hwy 441 and 78. Anyone VFW Post 9528 host district meeting
is welcome to ride. No dues or membership required. For information, Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will be hosting a District Meeting
contact: Roland Spencer at 863-697-2247; Debbie Izzo at 863-634- at 2002 Hwy 78 West on May 10, at 10 a.m. We will be honored to
0087. have as guest, Jodi Nerney - State President and Dave Harris - incom-
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade ing State Commander. All members please plan to attend the meeting
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education and make our guest feel welcome in our community. If you have any
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic questions please contact the Post at 863-467-2882.
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational questions please contact the Post at 863-467-2882.
materials and prevention tools. Call 863-634-9340 or 863-357-6248, for
information. Sean Carr benefit planned
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott On August 25, 2007 Sean Carr was in a motorcycle accident which
Ave. It will be a closed discussion. left him with a broken back and is still unable to walk. His insurance
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. has run out and he needs more rehabilitation. Over the past few
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call months the medical expenses have accumulated. The Cypress Hut
Dick Laneau at 863-467-9540 or 727-345-4323. eps CpesH
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County Eagles 4509 will hold a benefit for him on Saturday, May 10, from 2
4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like until 7 p.m. There will be a barbecue dinner with pulled pork, baked
be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or y can sign 'at 'te beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert for a $10 donation;, includes door
Okeechobee County 4H Extension office Monday through Fridayfrom prize entry. There will also be a live auction at 4 and a gun drawing
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at 863- at 5 p.m. for a Browning Ducks Unlimited Edition 12 Gauge Pump
763-6469. Vented Barrel #29 of 50 guns. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing $20. If you would like to volunteer, for information, or to make a dona-
at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-6869. tion (auction item, door prizes or money) contact the following: Dan's
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at Meat Market, 863-357-0202; Porters Dry Cleaners, 863-467-1799; Steve
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information Cates, 863-634-2061; Cypress Hut Eagles 4509, 863-467-1154; Tommy
call 863-634-4780. Peters, 863-634-9840.


Sunday, May 11
- A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an ,open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please call
863-634-4780.

Monday, May 12
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.


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 beheld 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 caribe 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.

Red Cross holds babysitting training class
Summer is here and youth will be trying to earn money and some
will go the way of babysitting. So for those youth who want to babysit
this summer, the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will hold
a babysitter training class on Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. until
4 p.m. at their branch office, 323 N. Parrot Ave. This class is to train
youth ages 11 - 14 how to babysit properly. The cost of the class is
$25. For more information or to register for the class please call 863-
763-2488.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, May 9, through Thursday, May 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I - "Iron Man" (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 - "Speed Racer" (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 - "Forbidden Kingdom" (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 m6v-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.


CLOSE TO HOME


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from that stupid book?!!"


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DEAR ABBY: I was taught that
when you don't know a person's
political affiliation, it is impolite to
discuss politics, especially if it in-
volves disparaging others (name-
calling, putting down political can-
didates, etc.).
I am often approached by peo-
ple seeking agreement with their
views. They make insulting com-
ments regarding the political views
of others and then say, "Right?"
This makes me terribly uncomfort-
able, so I often say nothing, which
only further fuels them to continue
their negative diatribes.
How do I stop these political
assaults and let them know I find
it rude without being rude myself?
-- WANTS TO BE POLITE IN
COLORADO
DEAR WANTS TO BE PO-
LITE: There is nothing impolite
about saying, "You know, this
topic of conversation is making
me uncomfortable. Can we please
change it?" And if the person per-
sists, it is also not impolite to ex-
cuse yourself because you have
some previous business to attend
to. And that's what I'm advising
you to do, because to stand and
listen implies agreement.
DEAR ABBY: As Mother's Day
approaches, please remind your
readers to appreciate and SPEND
TIME with their mothers while they
are on this Earth. This year, Moth-


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20 Military bands
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23 Uttered
25 Buttonhole,
usually
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anecdotists
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34 "Yikes!"
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words
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systs.
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meaning "farmer"
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rear?
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islands
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figs.
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addressed at the
moment
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05/10/08


er's Day will mark exactly one year
since my dear, sweet mother died
in my home. She had been living
in a nursing home for more than
two years, suffering from demen-
tia, but got pneumonia. I brought
her to my home from the hospital
for the last two weeks of her life.
I am left with so many "what
ifs" and "I should haves," but I did
the best I could with what I knew
then. I saw so many patients in
the nursing home who seldom --
if ever -- had any visitors, it made
me sick.
I just want everyone to take
time in their busy lives to devote
to their parents while they are
still here. I am grateful that God
gave us those last two weeks with
Mom. I feel she knew where she
was, and it brought all of us peace.
There were too many times I was
"too busy" with my family. Please
just be there for your mom or dad.
-- WISHING MOM WERE HERE,
IN EAU CLAIRE, WIS.
DEAR WISHING: Please ac-
cept my sympathy for the loss of
your dear mother. For you, Moth-
er's Day will always carry with it
a tinge of sadness. Please do not
burden yourself further with "what
ifs" and "should haves." Live in the
moment. Regret is the cancer of
life. When you visit the cemetery,
you might find comfort in reciting,
the following prayer from the He-


By Eugenia Last
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Take a moment and listen to any
complaints. It will help to smooth
things over and make your weekend
more enjoyable. Challenging activi-
ties that get you motivated and mov-
ing should be scheduled in. Don't
leave things unfinished. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Don't argue about who should be
doing what around the house -- just
get busy so you can enjoy yourself.
An opportunity to try something a
little different will make you crave
more excitement in your everyday
life. Travel, social events and physical
activities will lift your spirits. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Getting into serious conversations
will result in emotional discord.
Someone will overreact to your sug-
gestions and give you a hard time.
Don't exaggerate in order to make L
your point. Stick to the facts and
you'll win the discussion. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Compromise will be required if you
want to avoid emotional outbursts.
There is advancement and cash in
the stars if you do your best. Some-
one with whom you associate will
have the experience you need for a
future project. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too
much of anything will work against
you. You can't buy love or friendship,
so don't offer to pay for everyone.
Someone with authority will stop
you if you do something wrong.
Avoid embarrassment by keeping a
low profile. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Help someone out who has been
struggling and you will gain respect
as well as a lifelong friend. You'll be a
strong competitor, playing and work-
ing hard. Participation will be what
counts today. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You
will find a way to subsidize your
expenses. A part time job or selling
something you have will turn into
a prosperous venture. Pull together
your attributes and get ahead. Over-
indulgent people should be avoided.
4 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
An emotional outburst will work
against you. If you plan too far ahead,
you will probably change your mind
about following through. Someone
may not give you all the information
you want. Ask specific questions. 2
stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Money, investments and taking
care of personal business should be
your focus. Something pertaining to
work or a prospect for a new job is
looming. Don't relax now when you
have so much to gain through re-
search and relentless pursuit. 5 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): A lifestyle change is in order,
at least for the weekend. It will give
you the break you need and allow
you the freedom to separate yourself
from the everyday stress. Draw up
some special plans for fun and enter-
tainment. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You can talk your way in and out of
any situation you face but stick to the
truth or you will back yourself into
an emotional corner. You can learn
some interesting facts from some-
one with more experience. A trip
will help you stabilize your position.
3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
If you set your mind to it, you can
accomplish what you set out to do
and get others to do things for you
as well. Getting involved in a worthy
cause or an organization of a serious
nature will help you meet someone
remarkable. 5 stars
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brew Union Prayer Book:
"I remember thee in this sol-
emn hour, my dear mother. I re-
member the days when thou didst
dwell on earth, and thy tender love
watched over me like a guardian
angel. Thou hast gone from me,
but the bond which unites our
souls can never be severed; thine
image lives within my heart. May
the merciful Father reward thee
for the faithfulness and kindness
thou hast ever shown me; may he
lift up the light of his countenance
upon thee and grant thee eternal
peace! Amen."
DEAR ABBY: My husband and
I are wondering if you could settle
an etiquette question. We don't
want our neighbors to hate us, so
on Saturday or Sundays, how ear-
ly can we start using heavy lawn
care equipment, like chain saws
and wood chippers? -- SLEEPING
IN FROM CALIFORNIA
DEAR SLEEPING IN: You're
asking the wrong person. Ask your
neighbors and see if you can ar-
range a time that is agreeable to all
of you. But first check to see what
the local noise ordinance dictates.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write
Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com
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OMS participation benefits March of Dimes


March of Dimes Prize-
winner is shadowed by
school administrator
Recently, OMS students partici-
pated in a fundraiser drive to ben-
efit the March of Dimes. As part of
the benefit, students competed for
a chance to win an administrator
for a day. For what, you ask? For a
bit of relaxation while the assistant
principal did all the work! OMS
sixth grader Travis McCoy was


the lucky winner, and Mrs. Dobbs
followed him around on Monday,
comDleting all his assignments.


Travis sat by while Mrs. Dobbs
copied assignments into his agen-
da, completed his math home-
work, and wrote down the reading
vocabulary words. She even had
to participate in the boys PE class
soccer game! OMS thanks all the
students who donated to the wor-
thy cause, and Mrs. Dobbs thanks
Travis for a very interesting day!

Yearbooks are in!
The OMS yearbooks have ar-


rived and will be distributed at the
Yearbook Social on Friday, May 16,
from 3:45 until 5:30 p.m. The so-
cial will be a fun opportunity for
students to mingle with all their
OMS friends and sign yearbooks.
Students who have purchased a
yearbook will get theirs then, and
students who missed the presales
will be able to purchase a year-
book at the social. A big thank you
goes out to Mrs. Magi Cable for all
her hard work in preparing a won-
derful memento of the 2007-2008


Submitted photo/YMS
Students are achieving excellence at Osceola Middle School everyday. Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week!
Sierra Shuey; second row: Thania Liberato, Dustin Rucks, Star Hernandez, Jessica Luna, Martin Cortez, and Steven Alva-
rez.



Today in History


Today is Saturday, May 10, the
131st day of 2008. There are 235
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
One hundred years ago, on
May 10, 1908, the first Mother's
Day observance in the United
States, inspired by Anna Jarvis,
+- tok. place during church services
i Grafton, WVa., and Philadel-
phia.
On this date:
In 1774, Louis XVI acceded to
the throne of France.
In 1775, Ethan Allen and his
Green Mountain Boys captured
the British-held fortress at Ticon-
deroga, N.Y.
In 1865, Union forces captured
Confederate President Jefferson
Davis in Irwinville, Ga.
In 1869, a golden spike was
driven at Promontory, Utah,
marking the completion of the
first transcontinental railroad in
the United States.
In 1908, Carl Albert, speaker of
the U.S. House of Representatives
for six years, was born in North
McAlester, Okla.
In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was
given the job of FBI director.
In 1933, the Nazis staged mas-


sive public book burnings in Ger-
many.
In 1940, during World War II,
German forces began invading
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium and France. That same
day, British Prime Minister Nev-
ille Chamberlain resigned, and
Winston Churchill formed a new
government.
In 1968, preliminary Vietnam
peace talks began in Paris.
In 1978, Britain's Princess Mar-
garet and the Earl of Snowdon
announced they were divorcing
after 18 years of marriage.
Ten years ago: The FAA
grounded older models of the
Boeing 737 after mandatory in-
spections of some aircraft found
extensive wear in power lines
running through their wing fuel
tanks. Sinn Fein leader Gerry
Adams won full backing for the
Northern Ireland peace accord
in a fundamental reversal of de-
cades-old policy.
Five years ago: The leader of
Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim group,
Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-
Hakim, returned triumphantly to
his U.S.-occupied homeland after
two decades in Iranian exile. The
New York Times announced on


its Web site that one of its report-
ers, Jayson Blair, had "commit-
ted frequent acts of journalistic
fraud," according to an investiga-
tion conducted by the paper.
One year ago: British Prime
Minister Tony Blair announced he
would step down June 27. The
Democratic-controlled House, by
a vote of 255-171, defeated legis-
lation to require the withdrawal
of U.S. combat troops from Iraq
within nine months. A federal
jury in Santa Ana, Calif., convicted
Chinese-born engineer Chi Mak of
conspiring to export U.S. defense
technology to China. (Mak was
later sentenced to 24A'/2 years in
federal prison.)
Today's Birthdays: Sports-
caster Pat Summerall is 78. Au-
thor Barbara Taylor Bradford
is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer
Henry Fambrough (The Spin-
ners) is 70. TV-radio personality
Gary Owens is 69. Actor David


Clennon is 65. Writer-producer-
director Jim Abrahams is 64.
Singer Donovan is 62. Singer Dave
Mason is 62. Rhythm-and-blues
singer Ron Banks (The Dramat-
ics) is 57. Sen. Rick Santorum,
R-Pa., is 50. Actress Victoria Row-
ell is 49. Rock singer Bono (U2)
is 48. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks
is 45. Model Linda' Evangelista is
43!, Rapper Young MC is 41. Ac-
tor Erik Palladino is 40. Country
musician David Wallace (Cole
Deggs and the Lonesome) is 36.
Race car driver Helio Castroneves
is 33. Rock musician Jesse Vest is
31. Actor Kenan Thompson is 30.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Jason
Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 28.
Rock musician Joey Zehr (The
Click Five) is 25. Singer Ashley
Poole (Dream) is 23.
Thought for Today: "Noth-
ing recedes like success." Walter
Winchell, American columnist
and broadcaster (1897-1972).


school year.

OMS athletes recognized
This year's athletic department
awards will be held Tuesday af-
ternoon, May 13, from 3:45 to 5
p.m. All students who competed
on an OMS athletic team this year
are cordially invited to attend. Stu-
dents will have food, fun, and time
to socialize, and then the coaches
will present the awards for soccer,
volleyball, and basketball seasons.
We look forward to seeing all War-
rior athletes Tuesday afternoon!

Upcoming Events
May 13 - Athletic Awards Social,
3:45-5 p.m.


May 15 - Parent walk-through of
the new OMS fifth grade building,
6 p.m.
May 16 - Yearbook Social, 3:45-
5:30 p.m.
May 26 - Memorial Day - No
School
May 27 - Spring Band Concert,
7 p.m.
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Visit Jerusalem VBS style za i Sa cutf
"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Step back in time to experi-
ence life in Jerusalem. Buck-
head Ridge Baptist Church,
1043 Cypress St., will transform
their church into a bustling "Je-
rusalem Marketplace" on June
16 until June 20 from 6 until 8:30
p.m. each night, Children and
adults alike will get the chance
to play authentic games, sample
Middle Eastern snacks, explore
a Jerusalem Marketplace and
more! Families will learn more
about God's love and Jesus' sac-
rifice by being immersed in au-
thentic Bible-times culture. They
will witness real life dramas in
the center of town, chat with
storekeepers, and discover what
the tax collectors know about
Jesus. For more information,
call Kim Womble - VBS Director
at 863-763-4821 or Pastor Rich-
ard Postell at 863-763-3442.
His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th St., will be sponsor-
ing a spaghetti dinner on Satur-
day, May 17 from 4 - 7 p.m. in
the church fellowship hall. The
menu is spaghetti, salad, bread,
dessert and tea for a $6 dona-
tion. All proceeds go to our 2008
Vacation Bible School, "Custom
Garage." Dine in or take out. For
tickets call 763-3519.
Oakview Baptist Church
is sponsoring a golf. tourna-
ment on Saturday, May 17 at
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. Cost is $45. This includes
green fee, cart, and barbecue
lunch. Proceeds will aid youth
doing random acts of kindness
and attend M-Fudge in South
Carolina, which will assist them
in team building and strengthen-
ing relationships with God, fam-
ily and community. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. Pre-registration
is encouraged and may be done
at the church office, Monday -
Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A putting contest for two
Southwest Airlines tickets will
be held at 7:30 a.m. Door prizes,
first, second, third place prizes,
closest to the pin and longest
drive awards will be presented.
There will be a four-man team
scramble (First 48 to register and
pay will receive a free hat). For
information call 863-763-1699.
. Do you suffer from depres-
sion,._anxietyor_.other mental.
illness?' The Thi stian Mental


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com
Health Support Group group
meets on the second and fourth,
Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
on Martin County Grade. Call
722-597-0463 for more informa-
tion. Family members are wel-
come.
First United Methodist
Church Children's Theater
production of Allen Pote's "0
Jonah" will be presented on
Sunday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in the
sanctuary. For more information
contact Lonnie Kirsch or Nancy
Vaughan at 863-763-4021. A
Community Interdenomina-
tional Prayer Service is held
the first Saturday of each month
at 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel,
1963 N.W 38th Ave.
Each Wednesday night be-
ginning at 6:15 p.m. His House
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene will have a supper
for $4 donation per person.
RESERVATIONS must be made
by MONDAYS (only done by
reservation!) Phone church of-
fice 863-763-3519 to reserve and
find out menu. Following the
supper the church has a Bible
study at 7 p.m. called "Connect-
ing the Dots" - a year long jour-
ney through the Bible, which
explains how one book of the
Bible relates to others and how
it all "connects". Following the
supper, there are also classes for
children, youth and Hispanics
-"Sunday School" on Wednes-
day nights.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dent in grades one through six


and seven through 12. Programs
are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and
taken them home. For informa-
tion, call (863) 801-4307.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., is
hosting God's Time -- a morning
of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play; instruction
and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The
event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N.,
will hold a men's fellowship
breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if
you need transportation to and
from these activities, call (863)
467-1733.
The Family Outreach Cen-
ter at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church is offering free classes
in martial arts. The classes are
currently taught four days a
week on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m.
and on Saturday from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, hosts
open meetings for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for sub-
stance abuse. They also have Al-
Non meetings on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help
family and friends of alcoholics.
For information call Chris at
(863) 467-5714.
Okeechobee County Can-
cer Support Group meets on
the first Thursday of each month
at First Baptist Church. All
cancer patients, survivors and
supporters are welcomed to at-
tend, support and encourage
each other. They meet the first
Thursday of each month at 5:30
p.m. at the church, 401 SW 4th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
(entrance is the door to the West
in front of church). Please con-
tact Susie Pickering at 863-
467-5831 or First Baptist Church
at 863-763-2171 for more infor-
mation.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or
call Pete Gawda at (863) 763-
3134, extension 4225.


We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
Sunday School Church
9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
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tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
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BUCKHEAD - 3/1, lots of stor-
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet.
$750/mo (863)763-0445
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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 Seel
Reduced $159,500
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
(863)467-1446
KINGS BAY,
2BR/1BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House. central a/c & heat,
dishwasher,W/D, storm shut-
ters. $900 mo. + $900 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
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lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
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1 sm. pet considered, pay
own electric. (863)697-0214
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5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, Ig living rm, kit. & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond. Zoned Ag. $900. mo. +
last & sec. dep. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
2/1, furnished, $800/mo +
1st & sec. (863)634-8757
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3Bd/2Ba home on 5
acres with 24x60 barn
and chain link fence.
Near airport and town
property has 3 wells.
$265,000 negotiable
Horse trailer for sale
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acres. Newly remodeled
1500 Sq Ft., lots of
upgrades wood floors
in bdrms, ceramic tile
in kitchen and Ivng rm.
12 x 16 storage shed.
Nicely landscaped.
Located in town, city
water & sewer
$140,000
209 NW 10th Ave
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TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$800 mo. + $1000 Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BIG 0 Park Model, furn. 1br
lba, w/d, pool, gated comm.,
clubhouse, $695 mo
561-568-7767/863-763-3033
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creek/pond in back $1500 dep
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Preschool enrollment.
under way
Peace Lutheran Preschool ,is
now taking enrollment for the
coming school year. They have
openings in Jr. Preschool, 3 and 4
year old's and Kindergarten. Call
the school for more information,
863-763-7566.

Parenting classes are
offered
Free parenting classes are held
every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School.


Classes include topics about
children from birth to teens. For
information or to have an inter-
preter available call Lori Jaquith
at 863-697-6320 or 863-462-5000,
ext. 282..

Stepping Stones Acad-
emy I and II accepting
enrollment
Stepping Stones Academy I
and II is now accepting enroll-
ment for Summer Camp. Camp is
open to all children ages 5 - 11.
Camp begins June 5 and will be
open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Stepping Stones Acad-
emy I supports Mar-
thas House
Stepping Stones Academy 1,
will be collecting the following
items throughout the month of
April and May to help support
Martha's House: women's toilet-
ries, sheets, towels, washcloths,
paper goods, and any products to
help with everyday needs.

Parent education
classes offered


The Okeechobee


County


Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend
all six classes to get a certificate
of completion. We now have day
and evening classes available. No
child care will beavailable. Call
863-462-5877 for registration.

Free GED classes of-,
fered
Indian River Community Col-


lege will be offering free adult ba-
sic education/GED and English as
a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language
classes, Monday-Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday


from 6 until 8,p.m.

YMS collecting printer
cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be
dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at the Stichin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave., or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at 863-
467-1484 for free pick up.


Health News

in Brief

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.

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.

Childbirth classes
planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will offer Childbirth Ed-
ucation Classes. For information,
call 863-462-5877.

Depression support
group
Depending on Christ is a new
support group for men and wom-
en suffering from depression.
They meet every Thursday. For
information, call 772-597-0463.


Florida teachers



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across the state


TALLAHASSEE - Schools
and communities throughout the
state are celebrating Teacher Ap-
preciation Week in recognition of
Florida educators' commitment to
student achievement. Throughout
the week, students, parents, state
officials and district personnel
will participate in events across
the state to show appreciation
for Florida's more than 170,000
teachers and highlight their ef-
forts to provide a high-quality
education for children.
"Florida's educators are the
prime reason our students have
made incredible gains and earned
our state's public education sys-
tem national recognition," said
Governor Charlie Crist. "I encour-
age all Floridians to thank teach-
ers for their work and pay tribute
to the many contributions they
have made to improving the lives
of our children."
The Department of Educa-
tion (DOE) is hosting Teacher
Appreciation Week celebrations
throughout the state. Events will
feature pep rallies, student perfor-


mances and remarks by state and
local officials.
"Teachers have an extraordi-
nary ability to inspire their stu-
dents and unlock the potential
they hold within," said Education
Commissioner Eric J. Smith. "My
thanks to Florida teachers for
helping students master the es-
sential skills they need to be suc-
cessful now and in the future."
The DOE has also made avail-
able on its Web site Teacher Ap-
preciation Week information
and resources for teachers, par-
ents and students. Individuals
can download Governor Crist's
Teacher Appreciation Week proc-
lamation, Commissioner Smith's
letter of appreciation to the state's
teachers and ideas about how
parents and students can honor
their local educators. Visit www.
fldoe.org/JustForTeachers for
a list of businesses throughout
.the state that are offering special
deals and discounts to Florida's
teachers during the week, as well
as throughout the year.


OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
TREASURE ISLAND - 3br,
2ba, '07 model DW, private
waterfront lot. New seawall,
$1000/mo (954)610-5345



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Automobiles


Autdnobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
SportUtility 4055
Tractor Trailers: 4060
Utility Tiailer . 4065
Vans 4070



Bronco- '89, red, 4-wheel
drive, great condition, all ter-
rain tires, tinted windows,
$1500 (863)357-7265


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Students attend County meeting
Mrs. Kielbasa's gifted students from OMS and YMS have been working on a community
research project throughout this school year. Students were instructed to think of things
that could improve Okeechobee by looking at what needed to be corrected, changed, or
,added. Several OMS students had the privilege of presenting their ideas at Thursday's
County Commission meeting at the old county courthouse. OMS thanks Mrs. Kielbasa
for such a real-world lesson, and we congratulate the students for their hard work and
obvious thought that went into these proposals. Pictured in front of the courthouse are:
(Front row) Jordan Bolan, Nicholas Kielbasa, Jackie O'Connor, and Audrey Metcalf. (Back
row) Destiny Nunez, Kayla Harrison, Brittany Ball, Emily Raulerson, Christian Townsend,
Allison Chandler, Bethany Stuart, and Mrs. Deanna Kielbasa.


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Sports News

in Brief

Fishing tournament
planned
, Freedom Outreach Ministry
will sponsor a monthly fishing
tournament. This Month the Tour-
nament will take place on Sun-
day, May 25 at Scott Driver Boat
Ramp, Across from Okee Tantie.-
-n- Registration is $70 Wper beat, and
there is a $10 big fish pot. You can
fish by yourself or with a partner.
Tournament begins at Safe Light
until 2 p.m. For More Informa-
tion, Please call 863-532-1718 or
863-634-3790.

Scouting for a great
golf experience?
The Ninth Annual Boy Scout
Golf Classic will be held Friday,
June 6, at the Pelican Preserve
Golf Club in Fort Myers. Check-
in begins at noon with a shotgun
start at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration
is required and the deadline to
enter is May 23. "Last year's event
was one team short of a sell out
and we are on target for another
great event this year," says Clark
Rambo, Golf Committee Chair-
man. The tournament will benefit
the Boy Scouts of America and
includes an awards dinner, lots
of drawing prizes, hole-in-one
contests including a $10,000 hole
contest! This tournament is one
of the most well run and enjoy-
able ones in the area and benefits
a great organization which sup-
ports the children of Southwest
Florida"" says Sandy Robinson,
Northern Trust Bank President.
For more information call 239-
936-8072 and ask for Margie By-
ers or send an e-mail to mbyers@
bsamail.org.

Shoreline Seawall
sponsors golf
tournament
Saturday, June 7, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, the Real Life Childrens
Ranch will hold their annual
Golf Tournament sponsored by
Shoreline Seawall, Inc. Four per-
son scramble. 7 a.m. Registra-
tion and 8 a.m. Shotgun start.
Included with registration is a
continental breakfast provided
by Pat's Lakeside Cafe and a full
lunch at the Country Club. Awe-
some prizes... win a brand new
car from Accardi/Milrot for a hole
in one, plus other prizes including
an autographed hat and photo
from Greg Norman, four weekly
passes to the 2008 Merrill Lyndch
Shootout in Naples, (part of the
PGA Tour) and many more priz-
es. Many contests too... like clos-
est to the pin, toilet bowl contest
and more. Registration if $50 for
individuals and $200 for teams.
Register at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club or by calling
Real Life Childrens Ranch at 863-
763-4242. For more information
or to hear about sponsorship op-
portunities call Darlene Mayers at
863-634-4200. Real Life Children's
Ranch is a tax-exempt 501 (c)
(3) non-profit organization. All
proceeds from the tournament
benefit Real Life Childrens Ranch.


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