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Thursday, May 22, 2008


NEWS
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PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611


Briefs
Mahoney's liason to
hold office hours
, John Mac, Constituent Liai-
son to Congressman Tim Ma-
honey (FL-16), will hold office
hours on Friday, May 23, 2008
at the Okeechobee County Li-
brary located at 206 SW 16th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Office hours are from noon to
3:30 p.m.
The Congressional office
provides constituent service
assistance with federal matters
such as Academy nominations,
grants, Washington tours and
assistance in dealing with fed-
eral agencies such as the Social
Security Administration, Medi-
care, Veterans' Administration,
IRS and others.

Representatives to
visit Buckhead
All Glades County residents
are invited to' a complimen-
tary luncheon at the Buckhead
Ridge. Community Center on
Friday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m.
State Representative J.D. Alex-
ander and State Representative
Denise Grimsley will be speak-
ing on the progress .they have
made for getting the Pearce
Canal cleaned and other legis-
lative issues. RSVP by May 21 -
to one of the following: Comm.
Bob Giesler 863-763-3983, bob-
giesler68@yahoo.com; Floyd
Driggers, 863-357-0506, rabl-
bitsl3@juno.com; or Maureen
Bradley, 863-763-8011, mau-
reen@strato.net.

Coffee Klatch today
. Te. Chamb.er Coffee KIatch.-
will be at 8 a.m. on Thursday,
May 22 at Pritchards and Asso-
ciates, 1802 S. Parrott Ave. 863-
763-7711. Refreshments will be
provided. Chamber members
and guests are cordially invited
to this morning business so-
cial.

Drought Index
Current: 520
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.76 feet
Last Year: 9.27 feet
Sponsored By-

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Classifieds................................ 8
C om ics ...................................... 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword ............................. 5
Obituaries............................... 6
O pinion.:................................... 4
Speak Out............................ ..... 4
Sports.................................. 10
TV .............................................. 4
W eather.................................... . 2
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2008 FCAT scores released


By Chauna Aguilar creased by two percent to 70
Okeechobee News percent.
T . The state averages are 72 per-
The final Florida Comprehen- cent for reading and 76 percent
sive Assessment Test (FCAT) and for mathematics.
Norm-Referenced Test scores for Only one school in the dis-
2008 have been released. trict had scores decline from last
While the district still chases year's scores in FCAT Reading in
the state average gains were third grade. Seminole Elementa-
made in many areas ll-ro.igho ,,. ry School (SEM) raised their av-
the district. As a whole the Read'. , erage of students scoring a level
ing FCAT scores of third grade 3 or above by 8 percent raising
students receiving a level 3 or it to 55 percent. Central Elemen-
above increased by one percent tary School (CES) raised their
to 64 percent. The Math FCAT percentage of level 3 and above
scores of third grade students scores by two percent with 67
.receiving a level 3 or above in- percent of the third graders this


Safe boating:


year.
Both North and South El-
ementary School's equaled last
year's average with NES com-
ing in with 75 percent and SES
coming in with 69 percent of
third graders scoring a level 3 or
above. NES's average of 75 per-
cent is 3 percent above the state
average. '
Of the third grade students
at New Endeavor High School
(NEHS) 25 percent of them
scored at a level 3 or above.
Everglades Elementary
School went down three percent
in third graders scoring a level 3


t , ' d e t Submitted photo/OCSO
Cadet Petty Officer David Rocky demonstrates methodstsed to repair leaks aboard a
Coast Guard vessel. Cadet Rocky will be joining the US Copst Guard upon graduation
from Okeechleboe Hi'h ?"nIl


This is Safe Boating Week


Cadets from Okeechobee's
Naval Sea Cadet program were
on hand at the US Coast Guard
Station in. Fort Pierce to assist
the Station's open house dis-
play on Saturday, May 17. The
open house was in conjunction
with the Coast Guard's National
Safe Boating Week.
The cadets assisted the Sta-
tion with security and other
details. One cadet participated
by demonstrating the "damage
control" training device. Boat-
ing safety materials and ma-
rine equipment from the Coast
Guard and local law enforce-
ment agencies in the Treasure
Coast area were on display for
the public.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sta-
tion in Fort Pierce works closely
with the Sheriff's Office during
the year, and provides special
summer training opportunities
for the Trident cadet program.
Okeechobee's Sea Ca-
det unit, the NSW-Trident, is


Submitted photo/OCSO
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter demonstrated the
transfer techniques of getting injured personnel aboard
an awaiting Coast Guard vessel.


sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office as their


Jury to rule on



woman's death


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A five man, one woman jury
heard evidence Wednesday on
whether or not employees at
the former Dunklin Assisted
Living Facility were negligent
and if that negligence contrib-
uted to the death of a 90-year-
old client in April, 2005.
The estate of Irene L. Flem-
ing filed the negligence lawsuit
in 2006, months after Fleming
wandered away from the facili-


ty, fell, and hit her head on N.W
Second Avenue.
She underwent surgery and
died three weeks later from
complications from the fall,
a medical examiner testified
Wednesday.
Dr. Roger Mittleman told the
jury that Mrs. Fleming suffered
numerous abrasions and head
injuries from the fall. Those
injuries also included a broken
hip, two black eyes, and inju-
See Death - Page 2


See Boat - Page 2


or above, but led the district in an
increase in math FCAT scores 3
and above. Third graders at EES
who scored level 3 or above in
math increased 10 percent rais-
ing their average to 68 percent.
While NES math scores de-
clined from last years scores
their percentage of 81 percent
scoring a level 3 or above is still 5
percent above the stafe average.
Four percent more SEM third
graders scored a level 3 or above
in math than last year bringing
their average to 59 percent. CES
third graders increased 2 percent
from last year with 70 percent of


them scoring a level 3 or above
in math.
SES third graders declined
one percent with 72 percent
scoring a level 3 or above in
math. Fifty percent of third grad-
ers at NEHS scored a level 3 or
above in math.
Sharon Suits explained that
when the scores come out, the
district creates a possible reten-
tion list based on the scores. If
a student scores a level 1, they
still have another option. If a stu-
dent who scored a level 1 scores
See FCAT - Page 2


Train depot



may be saved


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There may still be hope for
saving the old train station. That
was the message delivered to
the Okeechobee City Council
on Tuesday evening May 20 by
councilman Dowling Watford.
The council also rescinded
a previous decision on one
zoning change, took action on
another zoning change and ap-
proved one temporary and one
permanent request for street
closings.
Mr. Watford reported to the
council that there is a lot of sup-
port to save the old train station
which is slated for destruction
by CSX Transportation. He said
that CSX is investigating the
time line for demolition and ex-


ploring other alternatives.
"This looks promising," he
added.
City administrator Brian
Whitehall said that CSX has ex-
pressed concerns about safety if
the building is used for anything
other a train station because of
the closeness to the tracks. He
added that there are a number
of issues to be addressed.
"I made it perfectly clear
there was a ground swell of
support for saving the depot,"
Mr. Whitehall said of his con-
versation with a CSX represen-
tative.
Mr. Watford said he had
been in contact with officials
in Dade City who restored their
train station. The city now owns
See Depot - Page 2


Roadwork


questioned by


administrator


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Was county equipment and
tax money used to benefit indi-
vidual property owners or were
over $9,000 of public funds
spent for the public good?
An overgrown and unde-
veloped county right of way
has recently been opened up.
The road, N.W Seventh Court,


which lies parallel to Everglades
Farm Equipment on U. S. 98 N.,
is now open and paved with
shellrock as far as Everglades'
newly installed back gate. A
new stop sign and traffic sign
'have also been installed.
The long neglected right of
way had been overgrown and

See Roadwork - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Everyday heroes
As part of Public Works Week, May 18-24, the City of Okeechobee honored their pub-
lic works employees with a luncheon at city hall on Wednesday, May 21. Taking part in
the luncheon were, left to right, first row, Cleveland Lamb, maintenance foreman, Donnie
Robertson, public works director, second row, Clint Gould, maintenance operator, Floyd
Selph, maintenance operator, Brian Padgett, maintenance operator and Marvin Roberts,
maintenance operator. Alfred Fisher, equipment mechanic, was absent.


Vol. 99 No. 143


Sea Cadets assist Coast Guard


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FCAT
Continued From Page 1
at least in the 45th percentile on
the Norm-Referenced Test (NRT)
then they can be placed back on
the promotion list.
The district NRT scores also
trail the state averages of 63 per-
cent in math and 60 percent in
reading. The district came in at 54
percent in math and 50 percent in
reading.
Last year due to testing scores
109 students qualified for the sum-
mer reading camp for the district.
This year that number reduced to
92 third graders who are eligible
to go to the camp.
The reading camp list for EES
reduced by 10 students to only 25;


Roadwork
Continued From Page 1
fenced off at both ends. Many
years ago there had been some
swales cut and some base work
done.
The subject first came to light
during the Thursday, May 8 meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers. Commissioner Ray Domer
brought up the issue by asking
about the cost to the county for
the job and what would be done
with the information on the
costs.
County Administrator Lyndon
Bonner said a property owner
contacted interim road depart-
ment head Vernon Gary about a
traffic issue. It seemed that trucks
were stacking up on U.S. 98 N.
waiting to enter Everglades' prop-
erty. He said Mr. Gray took the ini-
tiative to fix the problem.
"We can't be responsible for
traffic created by a business or
property owner," Mr. Bonner
said. "That was the first key that
we had done something amiss.
Mr. Gray rightly thought he was
responsible for rights of way,
but not improvement of rights of
ways."
However, Mr. Bonner praised
Mr. Gray's "can do" attitude in
trying to solve the problem. He
noted that Mr. Gray was operating
without a lot of guidance.
"That kind of project should
have been before the board if we
were going to pursue it," Mr. Bon-
ner said.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
he got a call about truck traffic
backing up on U.S. 98 N. waiting
-- to enter Everglades' property. He
was asked if the property was a
county right of way and if the fence
could be removed. Mr. Betts said
he then called Mr. Gray and asked
about the fence. He said Mr. Gray
called him back to say that it was
indeed a county right of way.
"We need to remove any ob-
stacles that have our right of way
closed off," Mr. Betts said. "That
was as far as I was going, to get
the fence down."
Mr. Betts said he was acting
out of a safety concern. Remov-
ing the fence would allow trucks
to stack up on the unimproved
right of way. He said he had no
knowledge of how the rest of the
work got done.
Commissioners Domer and
Elvie Posey were unclear about
how the project came about.
When contacted later, Comm.is-
sioner Noel Chandler said he had
heard rumors about the project.
Commissioner Marvin Wherrell,
who is recovering from knee sur-
gery, was not present for that part
of the meeting.
The road is in Mr. Domer's dis-
trict.
Mr. Bonner noted that if the


Boat
Continued From Page 1
youth development program. The
Sheriff's Office has a collaborative
support agreement with the UDT-
SEAL Association, and the UDT-
SEAL Museum Association. Pro-


Death
Continued From Page 1
ries to her neck, lower legs, and
her knee.
She later underwent surgery
for complications to her intesti-
nal area and also suffered from
blood clots. The cause of death
was ruled as blunt trauma to the
head.
Dr. Mittleman told the jury that
the Woman appeared to be in fair
health before this incident. "For a
90 year old woman, she wasn't
doing too badly. Her health was
fairly typical for a 90 year old," he
said.
The coroner said the head in-
juries did leave her incapacitated
and would have left her bedrid-
den for some time. He said she
caught an infection after surgery
and that led to the deterioration in
her condition.
"The injuries were too over-
whelming for a 90-year-old," he
told jurors in a video taped inter-


and the SEM reading camp list re-
duced by 12 students to only 23.
While the ultimate goal for the
district is to match and eventu-
ally surpass the state average, the
district is pleased with the current
trends that the scores continue to
increase in the right areas to cre-
ate a continuous positive motion
towards that goal.
According to a press release
from the Florida Department of
Education, "I congratulate Flori-
da's third grade students for per-
forming at or above grade level in
the FCAT reading and mathemat-
ics tests," said Governor Charlie
Crist. "These results demonstrate
the good work of our teachers in
the classroom and the commit-
ment by students and parents."
Highlights of this year's results
include:


road is completed, it would im-
prove value of adjoining proper-
ties.
"I'm not in the business of im-
proving people's real estate val-
ues, asserted Mr. Posey.".
During that May 8 meeting, Mr.
Bonner referred to a memo dated
May 7 from him to Commissioner
Domer. While the contents of
the memo were not discussed
at the meeting, Mr. Bonner said
the same principles listed in that
memo could be used to prevent
such problems in the future.
The memo was carbon cop-
ied to the other commissioners,
planning official Bill Royce and
Mr. Gray. However, due to what
Mr. Bonner called e-mail "defu-
galties," all parties may not have
received it.
The memo dealt with possible
steps in planning for a drainage
project in Mr. Domer's district. Mr.
Boner said these same objectives
could be used on other capital
projects.
The memo contained 11 steps.
The first step was to determine
who has canal maintenance
responsibility for any canals in
question. Another step was to
develop a list of property owners
and contact information. Another
step was to explore what cost
sharing opportunities exist. The
list asks the question "Is this proj-
ect within the capability of county
forces/equipment?" The eleventh
step was to develop a preliminary
scope of work and cost estimate
for the project.
Mr. Bonner also referred to an
unfinished memo he had begun
at the request of Mr. Posey. Mr.
Bonner said this memo would
provide a narrative account of
the entire affair. Mr. Bonner said
it would include "what ha' oc-
curred, what we're doing, and
why I stopped the project where
it is." He said the memo would
be accompanied by the section
of county code that was the au-
thority for his actions. As of late
Wednesday afternoon, May 21,
Mr. Posey had received no corre-
spondence from Mr. Bonner.
Before the N.W. Seventh Court
project was started, there was no
access to the back of Everglades'
property from a county road. Ev-
erglades did not even have a back
gate. With the new road, trucks
can stack on the county right of
way eliminating a traffic hazard
on U. S. 98 N. Also trucks can
enter Everglades' property and
turn around easily, something
they could not do at the front en-
trance.
Before the project started,
there was a fence across the end
of the right of way facing U.S. 98
and a fence on the other end of
the approximately one tenth of a
mile right of way at N.W 20 St.
When contacted later, Mr. Gray
said current policy states that cap-
ital road projects under $25,000
can be done without commission


viding funding assistance for the
program is the Children's Services
Council of Okeechobee County.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Marine Unit provides adult
staff and facility support.
The NSW-Trident is oriented
towards Naval Special Warfare -
the Navy SEAL's. The program is
a Junior ROTC program, and fo-


view with attorneys conducted on
May 15.
An employee of Dunklin, Shau-
na Atkinson of Clewiston, was
one of two employees on duty the
night of the accident. Her duties
were to provide meals for the cli-
ents, make them comfortable, aid
in bathing them, and to provide
recreational needs for them.
Ms. Atkinson told the jury that
she had known Mrs. Fleming for
about three weeks and had got-
ten close to her. She described
her as a kind, loving woman.
She testified that she and the
nursing assistant on duty Chris-
tina Ellerbee were taking a break
around 9 p.m. that evening when
two black males entered the front
door and told them that a woman
had fallen in the street.
"She had hit her head real bad
and we called 9-1 -1, and they took
her away," she said.
No one got the name of the
men who reported the incident,
city police investigators said.
Okeechobee City Police Detec-


* 72 percent of third-grade
students are reading at or above
grade level; up three percentage
points from last year;.
* 76 percent of third-grade stu-
dents are performing mathemat-
ics at or above grade level; up two
percentage points from last year;.
* African-American third-grad-
ers narrowed the achievement
gap with White students by one
percentage point in reading and
two percentage points in math-
ematics;
* Hispanic third-graders nar-
rowed the achievement gap with
White students by one percentage
point in mathematics.
"This year's third grade read-
ing and math scores speak vol-
umes for the excellent work oc-
curring in classrooms throughout
Florida," said Education Commis-


approval. He estimated that the
right of way could be opened up
between U.S. 98 N. and N.W 20th
Avenue and paved for less than
that amount.
The vacant 5.549 acre parcel
adjoining N.W Seventh Court
to the south is owned by Robert
Kreitz, A former owner of this
property fenced off the right of
way. Mr. Kreitz's property fronts
on U.S. 98 N.
Directly behind Everglades
Farm Equipment and parallel to
N.W Seventh Court is a 1.685 acre
lot fronting on N.W 20th Street
owned by M.E. and Beverly A.
Fulwider. The property appraiser
lists this property as "single fam-
ily," but there is no structure on
the property. It is enclosed by a
chain link fence and holds trucks,
trailers, tractors and other equip-
ment. There is a "For Sale" sign in
front of the property.
Mohawk Construction Compa-
ny owns a lot on N.W. 20th Street
across from the undeveloped
right of way. There are no build-
ings on this property. It is fenced
and is also used as an equipment
yard.
The undeveloped N.W. Sev-
enth Court right of way continues
across N.W. 20th Street and across
property fenced in by Mohawk.
The undeveloped right of way
goes on to N.W. 18th Avenue.
With the right of way opened
up between U.S. 98 and N.W. 20th
Avenue, Mohawk would have di-
rect access to U.S. 98 rather than
going down N.W. 20th Avenue.
Work started on the right of
way on April 9. At that time in-
terim county administrator Rob-
bie Chartier was not aware of
the work. She said she was not
aware of the project until she was
informed by deputy county ad-
ministrator Jim Threewits. After
he became aware of the project
and inspected it, Mr. Threewits
was concerned that the road was
not being built to current county
specifications. He said that a road
project like that, regardless of the
cost, should have been brought
to administration attention.
Mr. Bonner took office on April
14. The work continued until April
22 when he stopped it.
When the work stopped, shell-
rock had been placed on the right
of way to just past Everglades'
back gate. Swales had been
cleaned out past that point and
some base work had been done
past that point. Near N.W. 20th
Avenue, there is still some brush
and a fence encroaching on the
right of way.
While Mr. Bonner was not in
a position of authority when the
road work started, he is willing to
take responsibility for it.
'A comedy of errors," is what
Mr: Bonner called the project.
"We made more than a couple of
errors."
He said the intent of the project
was to address a safety issue. He


cuses on "hands-on" training and
education. The program is open
to physically and academically
qualified young men and women
between the ages of 13 and 17.
The Trident program will
screen for physically and aca-
demically qualified applicants at
the beginning of the fall semester.
Applicants must be between the


tive J.P Ziegler told jurors he was
notified of the accident the day af-
ter it occurred. He said the son of
Mrs. Fleming contacted authori-
ties and asked them to look into
the incident.
Plaintiff Attorney John Ken-
nedy told the court that his client
was concerned his mother had
been beaten or had been hit by a
vehicle due to the severity of her
injuries. However after the police
investigation, they found no prob-
able cause to pursue a criminal
investigation.
Detective Ziegler was allowed
to show four photographs he
took of the spot where Mrs. Flem-
ing fell and hit her head. He testi-
fied the spot was a few yards off
the property just off the west curb
on N.W Second Avenue.
Detective Ziegler said no, po-
lice were notified on the night of
the incident. Ms. Atkinson, who
resigned her position shortly af-
ter this incident, said clients were
supposed to be in bed at 9 p.m.
and the front door was to be


sioner Eric J. Smith. "I'm particu-
larly proud of our teachers, who
continue to excel in their efforts to
prepare our students for a lifetime
of success."
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday,
May 23, parents may view their
students' scores via the FCAT Par-
ent Network (www.fcatparentnet-
work.com) using the secure login
and password provided by their
school. Printed reports, including
individual student reports, school
reports, district and state reports,
will be delivered to school districts
next week.
For more information about
your child's individual scores,
contact their school.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


ages of 14 and 17, have a grade
point average in school of 2.0 or
above, with no "Fs", and no his-
tory of arrests. There will be a lim-
ited number of openings for the
fall semester; interested parents
and prospective cadets should
contact the Sheriff's Office Trident
program coordinator at 863-357-
1600 for further information.


locked before that time. She testi-
fied the door was not locked that
evening.
Ms. Atkinson also stated that
no client was allowed to go out
on the front porch unattended.
She said it was out of character
for Fleming to leave the facility.
"It was a big shock that she
was the one who went outside.
I just felt really bad about it. I re-
signed because I didn't want to be
in that situation again," she said.
Ms, Atkinson said she wished
she had been more observant.
On cross examination Ms.
Atkinson said she knew nothing
about the standard of care that
was required for Mrs. Fleming, or
anything about her medical con-
dition. She told Dunklin attorneys
that the incident was simply an
unfortunate accident.
Testimony before Circuit Judge
Shields McManus was scheduled
to continue on Thursday. Attor-
neys expected to have a jury ver-
dict on Friday.


said he stopped the project when
it ran into problems with drainage
and utilities.
While Mr. Bonner admits that
there were several things that
should have been done, he felt
that there was no intent to de-
ceive anyone.
"I don't know what we are go-
ing to do," the administrator said
when asked about the road proj-
ect after the meeting. He added
that one possibility would be to
assess the affected property own-
ers the cost of completing the
project.
In some residential areas with
unimproved roads, the county
has assessed property owners for
the cost of road improvements.
However, the property involved
here is not residential.
According to figures furnished
by Mr. Bonner, Everglades paid
the county $459 for a culvert and
$538.52 cents for four loads of
shellrock to build a driveway to
their new back gate. In residential
areas, the homeowner or devel-
oper is responsible .for the drive-
way. In a commercial area, the
driveway is taken care in the site
plan.
The county spent $9,214.34 for
clearing the old right of way, reha-
bilitating the old road bed, rembv-
ing excess dirt from the swales
and putting down shellrock.
The property is in a platted
subdivision which means that the
right of way was probably put in
by a private developer. An unan-
swered question is if the county
ever accepted this right of way
for maintenance. A developer can
dedicate a right of way to the gen-
eral public, but unless the county
accepts the right of way for main-
tenance, the county is not obli-
gated to maintain it. The county
can decide, for whatever reason,
it is not in the county's interest to
maintain the right of way.
However, if a developer dedi-
cates a right or.way or canal to the
county, it can lay undeveloped for
any number of years without the
county taking any action. Then,
for whatever reason, the county
may decide to develop it, if it is
determined to be in the county's
interest.
Mr. Gray said that he was told
that N.W Seventh Court was a
working right of way.
As it stands now Everglades
Farm Equipment is the only one
benefiting from the road. If it is
completed to N.W 20th Avenue,
it will connect U.S. 98 N. with a
dead end street that has no build-
ings on it north of the intersec-
tion with N.W. Sixth Street. All
the properties adjoining N.W,
7th Court currently have access
to either U.S. 98 N. or N.W 20th
Avenue.
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that building and leases it to a pri-
vate individual. They also provide
some space for CSX. Mr. Watford
suggested that Mr. Whitehall con-
tact Dade City for information.
Attorney Steven Ramunni
requested that the city council
rescind the action at their May 8
meeting when they denied a re-
quest for rezoning. Mr. Ramunni
represents property owner May
Ann Newcomer. Ms. Newcomer
had requested that the zoning be
changed from central business
district to industrial. The owner's
intent is to construct a billboard
on the Park Street property now
occupied by a drive-through con-
venience store.
Since Mr. Ramunni was not
present for the May 8 meeting, he
requested the matter be reconsid-
ered. Mr. Ramunni was placed on
the agenda of the May 20 meeting
to defend his client. However, he
was not present at that meeting
either. The council voted to re-
scind their previous action. Then
the council voted to approve the
fist reading of the zoning change
ordinance and set a date of June
3 for a public hearing and second
reading.
In another zoning action the
council approved the first reading
and set June 3 as the final pub-
lic hearing date for an ordinance
changing the zoning from resi-
dential multifamily to commercial
professional office for a S.E. Sec-
ond Street property. The property
owner, Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion, desires to build an assisted
living center on the property. If
the zoning change is approved,
they would still have to request a
special exception to construct an
assisted living center in commer-
cial professional office zoning.
The council approved a re-
quest from David and Anita Nunez
to close the block of N.W Second
Street adjacent to Taylor Creek.
The Nunez family owns property
on both sides of the undeveloped
right of way. The closing of that


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section of street would allow the
construction of a proposed com-
mercial activity on the Nunez
property.
Councilman Dowling Watford
cast the only negative vote on the
street closing. He was concerned
about Riverside Drive, an undevel-
oped right of way parallel to Tay-
lor Creek that adjoins the Nunez
property. He was afraid that street
had never been properly aban-
doned.
The vote to approve the tern-.
porary street closing was unani-
mous. Reach FM had requested
that the blocks of S.W Sixth Av-
enue and S.W. Fifth Avenue cross-
ing Flagler Park be temporarily
closed June 5 and 6 for a fund
raising event and a concert.
Brad Goodbread was also suc-
cessful in his request for the clos-
ing of an alley in the block of S,
Parrott Avenue between S.W. 21 th
and S.W. 22 streets. The southern
half of this alley had previously
been closed. The closing of this
alley will facilitate commercial
development of the property. Mr.
Goodbread had stated previously
that the property will be the site
of a Park Avenue Barbecue. The
council approved the application
and directed the city attorney to
draft the appropriate ordinance
for first reading at the June 3
meeting.
Turning to other action, the
council ratified the appointment
of Linda Tewksbury to the Gener-
al Employees/OUA Pension Board
of Trustees and approved con-
tracts with Ranger Construction
and Better Roads to supply as-
phalt and striping. The unit price
offered by Ranger Construction
was $5.69 and the unit price of-
fered by Better Roads was $0.50.
The mayor read into the re-
cord a proclamation making June
2 - 6 Code Enforcement Officers'
Appreciation Week in the City of
Okeechobee.
Consideration of preliminary
plat approval for the Park Street
Business Center was pulled from
the agenda.
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Everglades water flow increased


JACKSONVILLE - In an effort
to battle raging wildfires in Ever-
glades National Park (ENP), the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District has increased
water flow from water conserva-
tion area three to the park. Yes-
terday the Corps immediately
responded to a request from the
National Park Service and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to increase flows to Shark River
Slough, located in the northeaster
ENP.
In coordination with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD); the Corps in-
creased flows from the S-12D
structure, in the area of Tamiami
Trail, with a goal of increasing
flows from approximately 100 cu-
bic feet per second to 500 cubic
feet per second.


"While this timely action by
the Corps of Engineers will only
increase water in Shark River
Slough in the Park a very small
amount, it will keep the slough
from drying out as quickly in the
coming days," said Everglades
National Park Superintendent
Dan Kimball. "This is important
because an eastern sea breeze,
which is forecast for mid-week,
could run the fire toward the
slough."
According to the approved
schedule governing water re-
leases from Water Conservation
Area 3A to Everglades National
Park, the proper flow at this time
of year and under the prevailing
rainfall conditions is 100 cubic feet
per second. This schedule strives
to follow the natural cycle to wet
and dry seasons. Deviations from


the schedule may be made with
the approval of the commander
of the Corps' South Atlantic Di-
vision in Atlanta. Approval was
requested and received, and wa-
ter flow will be increased slowly
over the next few days as it moves
south through the slough.
"The Corps will do all we can
to support the Department of In-
terior's efforts to fight these wild-
fires," said Jacksonville District
commander Col. Paul Grosskru-
ger. "The whole.system is dry, but
it is fortunate that we have the
ability to move some water from
Water Conservation Area 3A to
the park to mitigate these devas-
tating fires."
This year's persistent drought
resulted in conditions that are
favorable for wildfires. "I firmly
believe that increasing flows at


the S-12D structure will improve
our ability to fight the blaze and
protect Park resources as well,"
Kimball said.
"We at the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service are extremely grateful
to our partners at the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and to the
South Florida Water Management
District for quickly adding water to
the slough, said Paul Souza, field
supervisor of the Service's South
Florida Ecological Services Office.
"Their prompt and decisive ac-
tions should help firefighters con-
trol the blaze and prevent it from
spreading to Cape Sable Seaside
Sparrow habitats farther west."
For more information on the
status of the fires in Everglades
National Park, visit the Incident
Information News Web at http://
www.inciweb.org/.


Lawsuit is filed in auto accident


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
"All we are looking for is ac-
countability and justice."
Attorney Eric Hewko made
that statement after he filed a neg-
ligence lawsuit in Okeechobee
Circuit Court on April '28, on be-
half of Daniel Rickards, who was
seriously injured in a roll over ac-
cident in the city limits earlier this
year.
The lawsuit named the owner
of the vehicle involved, Thomas
Hoover, and the driver of the
vehicle, Casey A. Hoover, and
seeks over $25,000 in damages


for claims that include medical
bills, pain and suffering, disability
costs, and loss of earnings.
"It's unfortunate this accident
had to occur," Mr. Hewko stated,
"It's a, circumstance that every-
one wishes they could turn back
the clock and prevent."
The civil case should take sev-
eral months to prepare. A key
issue will be the level of com-
pensation Mr. Rickards is entitled
to. Mr. Hewko noted that he has
completely changed his life style
due to his injuries which left him
a paraplegic.
"I'm proud of Daniel. He is try-


ing to cope with this the best he
can and I'm proud of how he's
done so far. It's a tragedy. Every-
body wishes it didn't occur," he
added.
Mr. Hewko said this will be a
lifelong injury and that it will cost
millions of dollars to pay for his
client's care.
He praised the community for
holding fund raisers which help
his client and his family pay for
medical care.. He said another
major expense is renovating their
home to accommodate a. wheel
chair. Those renovations include
ramps and large door ways and


entrances.
"He wasn't responsible for the
crash and was a victim here, the
big issue basically, is compensa-
tion," he said.
Mr. Hewko said another key
element to the case will be dam-
ages awarded for his client's loss
of quality of life. He said the injury
will hamper the enjoyment Mr.
Rickards can get out of life.
"This is a dramatic change in
his lifestyle," Hewko said, "All we
want is fair compensation."
Casey Hoover is also facing
criminal charges in connection
with this accident.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
* James Salvatore, 47, Phila-
delphia, Pa., was arrested May 18
by Detective Bettye Taylor on a
charge of burglary of a structure.
His bond was set at $5,000.
* Silvester Pierre Jr., 26, Tel-
lico St., Avon Park, was arrested
May 18 by DeputN G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant


charging him with lewd and las-
civious battery. His bond was set
at $30,000.
* Jamie Smith, 31, N. 34th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
19 by Deputy Dale Hardy on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of
failure to appear - fleeing or elud-
ing a law enforcement officer and
failure to appear - driving while
license suspended - habitual of-
fender. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of failure to ap-
pear - resisting a law enforcement
officer without violence. He is be-
ing held without bond.
* Prince Roberts, 25, N.E. Third
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested
May 20 by Deputy Sergeant J.


Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with lewd
and lascivious offense by an of-
fender over 18 years of age and
possession of child pornography.
His bond was set at $40,000.
* Patricia Jackson, 46,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
20 by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with amended viola-
tion of probation - driving under
the influence. She is being held
without bond.
* Brian Scott Castle, 45,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 20
by Deputy Justin Akins on charges
of driving under the influence and
driving while license suspended.
His bond was set at $1,250.


* Charat Faye Padgett, 29, N.E.
65th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 20 by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with amended
violation of probation - fraudulent
use of a credit card and amended
violation of probation - exploita-
tion of the elderly. She 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.


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Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
* Sergio Galvan, 31, LaBelle
was arrested May 12 on a felony
charge of aggravated battery (do-
mestic violence). He was also
charged with the misdemeanors
of driving under the influence and
no valid driver's license. His bond
was set at $21,250.
* Hector Pagan, 36, Muse, was
arrested May 15 on a charge of
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
* Richard Williams, 33, was
arrested May. 16 on a charge of
exploitation of the elderly less


than $20,000. His bond was set at
$7,500.
* Bennie Williams Jr., 28,
Clewiston, was arrested May 16
on a charge of fleeing or eluding
a law enforcement officer. His
bond was set at $5,000.
* Miguel Longoria, 21, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 17 on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $1,000.
* Raul Rico-Galvan, 22, Bra-
denton, was arrested May 17 on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and no valid driver's license.
His bond was set at $1,500.
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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PROM: I don't like the middle school using the word "prom" for
their end of the year dance. They should have just called it an end of
the year dance, or a spring dance or something like that. The word
"prom" should only be used for the real prom, which is for juniors
and seniors in high school. It's like when they have "graduation" cer-
emonies for kindergarten or fifth grade. It takes away from the real
graduation which should be high school or college.
LAKE FIRES: Does anyone know who started the fires inside
the dike? Was it from ATVs? I heard that was a strong possibility. It is
against the law to ride ATVs on the lake bed, but people have been
doing it. And the sparks can easily start a fire. They need to find out
who started those fires and hold them responsible for all the problems
those fires have created. We can't even go outside because the smoke
is so bad.
DRIVER'S LICENSE OFFICE: I want to compliment and thank
everyone who got involved and helped save our driver's license office.
The state legislature forgets about Okeechobee most of the time, but
we proved that we could make our voices heard. When we all work
together, we can make a difference.
FIRES: As dry as it is in South Florida, everyone needs to be aware
of the danger of wildfires. It seems half the state is already on fire. If
you smoke, be very careful where you throw a cigarette. Never throw
a lighted cigarette out a car window. It can hit dry brush and start a
wildfire. Most of the fires now burning were started by humans, either
on purpose or by carelessness.
TEENS: I agree the teenage girls are asking for trouble when they
walk around half dressed. But that is what they see in the media. They
see these stars wearing nearly nothing and think that is the big fash-
ion. If the parents are buying the clothes, then they can have a little
control and just say no to inappropriate clothing. But if the kids have
their own money, it's hard for a parent to control it. Some of these girls
leave the house dressed nicely, and change at a friend's house into
something the parents have never seen.
GAS PRICES: Back in the 1970s, when we had the oil crisis, they
discussed the possibility of nationalizing the oil companies. With the
way they are ripping off the public these days, maybe that needs to be
looked at again.
ENTERTAINMENT: With the high cost of gasoline, it is really ex-
pensive to drive to the coast for entertainment. Why don't some of
these businesspeople put in more entertainment options in Okeecho-
bee. I think a water park would go over big with the families, or even
a nice air-conditioned skating rink. How about putt-putt golf? All we
have are one m6vie theater and a bowling alley. Surely Okeechobee is.
big enough to support more than that.
DEMOCRATS: If Hillary and Obama keep attacking each other,
they are going to put a Republican in the White House. They need to
find a way to get along and get all the Democrats to work together.
FARM BILL: I could not believe that George Bush wanted to veto
the farm bill, even though about 80 percent of the money was to help
poor people with food stamp programs. He said he didn't want to give
money to the greedy farmers. If he knew anything about it, he would
know the farmers are struggling to make a living. Too bad he isn't
worried about the billions in profit made by the greedy oil companies
- -,but of course those are his friends who financed his campaigns.
CAMPAIGNS: I see some new folks are entering the county com-
mission rate. I hope they will go on the record on the real issues. I
want to know what they will do to bring more industry and jobs to
this area. I want to know .what they will do to make sure the county
codes are enforced. And I want to know what they will do to increase
recycling.
FUELS: I am glad to see that someone is at least looking into oth-
er. sources of fuel. The story about the oil from the tree from India
sounds promising. The farmer said they could replace 20 percent of
their diesel with this fuel that they could grow themselves. This coun-
try needs to really go after alternative fuels. If Clinton and Obama are
smart, they will make that a big campaign issue. We all know the
Republicans are in bed with the oil companies. We need someone in
office who will really push alternative fuels. I have even seen a report
that a researcher found a way to use water as a fuel.
LAWSUIT: Here we go again with the Gay Straight Alliance lawsuit
at the high school. I think if they would just let them meet, the kids
would get bored with it and it would fade away. By forbidding some-
thing, you just make it more interesting to the kids. Tell a teenager they
can't do something and it becomes something they really want to do.
And if they are just meeting to discuss tolerance of all people, well
what's the big problem with that.
TEACHERS: The school year is almost over and I think the teach-
ers deserve some thanks for all they have done. It's a hard job and by
the end of the year, I know the teachers are exhausted. Try keeping a
group of 25 small kids in line for even an hour and you will have a bet-
ter appreciation of how hard teaching is. I have been a guest speaker
at a school, and I know my maximum time I can keep the kids' atten-
tion is about 45 minutes.



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Public Works
Appreciation Week
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil has proclaimed the week of
May 18-24, 2008 as Public Works
Week as a celebration of tens of
thousands of men and women
who provide and maintain the
infrastructure and services for our
cities and communities.
This years's National Pub-


lic Works Week theme is "The
Future is Now." The future of
our communities is truly Public
Works - not only through innova-
tion, invention and maintenance
but also with investment. Public
Works represents the investment
of our tax money in our own fu-
ture, and provides the physical
infrastructure we must have for
our social and economic devel-
opment. Standing proudly to face
challenges.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 22
The Gathering Church will be holding their Men's. Overcomers
Meeting. This is an addiction support and accountability group. It will
be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The Gathering
is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Avenue. For more information call Earl at
863-763-0139.
Agency on Aging announces upcoming board meeting The
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. Board of Di-
rectors meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 22, in the
Board Room of the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee
Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The meeting is scheduled to begin.
at 9:45 a.m. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular
agenda item of this meeting. Please call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on
Aging, at 561-684-5885 for more information.

Friday, May 23
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780 or 863-467-5474.
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring
Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559 or 863-385-6671.

Saturday, May 24
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information
call 863-634-4780.

Sunday, May 25
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting. "
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please call
863-634-4780.
Monday, May 26,
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will ,be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of .every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/
answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-
9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the 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.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose Lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
A.A. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon meetings
on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and friends of
alcoholics. For information call Chris at 863-467-5714.

Tuesday, May 27
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.


Public Works employees
are "Everyday Heroes" who are
charged to maintain and protect
some of our City's most valued
assets and services.
The City of Okeechobee Pub-
lic Works Department consists of:
Donnie Robertson, Public Works
Director (8 years); Cleveland
Lamb, Maintenance Foreman (35
years); Alfred Fisher, Equipment
Mechanic (26 years); Floyd Selph,
Maintenance Operator (17 years);


Marvin Roberts, Maintenance
Operator (8 years); Clint Gould,
Maintenance Operator (6 years);
Brian Padgett, Maintenance Op-
erator (8 years).
THANK YOU to all our dedi-
cated Public Works Employees
of the City of Okeechobee. Public
Works is always there for you -- all
day, every day, every night, every
moment.
Okeechobee City Council


Community Events


IRCC Chamber Series to begin
Encore Chamber Players at the IRCC Lifelong Learning Summer Sun-
set Series Thursday, May 22, 8 p.m. at the Wynne Black Box Theatre, on
the IRCC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. The Encore
Chamber Players are one of Florida's Most Prestigious Orchestral and
Chamber Music Groups. Tickets are $10, Call 1-866-866-4722 ext. 7880.

Compulsive Overeaters to meet
Compulsive Overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of over-
eaters anonymous beginning May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Just for Today
Club, 101 NW 5th Street (next to Nature's Pantry). Overeaters anony-
mous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For
more information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.

Welcome House plans an Open House
The Mental Health Association in Indian River County cordially in-
vites the public to an open house on Friday, May 23, from noon to 2
p.m. Welcome House Drop in Center is located at 1925 Hwy 441 SE.
The.peer run center is a place for adults recovering with an emotional
or psychiatric problem to help them engage in socialization and regain
some of their independence. For more information call Hilda or James
at 863-467-1026.,

Scrapbook event planned
An all-day scrapbooking crop will be held on Saturday, May 24, from
10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered dish if
you are interested in participating in our pot luck luncheon. There will
also be a demonstration of dry embossing, heat embossing and using
embossing paste to enhance your scrapbooking, cardmaking and craft
projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you with your scrap-
booking questions and supplies. Refreshments will be served and there
will be plenty of door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working. For more information call Joan at 863-467-0290
or Carolyn at 863-634-1885.

Free Live Music Concert
A free concert will be sponsored by the Buckhead Christian Church
with Blues bands, Classic Rock and Contemporary Rock band. The con-
cert will be held at the downtown park gazebo at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
May 24. If you have any question please call Jerry at 863-467-6793.

Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on May,
27 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee School Board Of-
fice. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify
issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for chil-
dren and their families. Guest speakers will include Joni Ard, Cathleen
"Blair, Mary Hurley and Leslie Lundy. The public is invited. For more in-
formation please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext. 257.

IRCC presents "Rumors"
"Rumors" May 29-31, at 8 p.m. and May 31, at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin
Fine Arts-Center, IRCC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce. Neil Simon's classic play featuring IRCC Fine Arts Program the-
atre alumni. Tickets are $12. Call the IRCC Box Office at 1-800-220-
9915 or visit www.ircc.edu.

Arts, crafts and Antique Cars
J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W. Conners, is looking for crafters and
antique car owners for their third annual Arts and Crafts Festival and
Antique Car Show on May 31, and June 1, which will be held to sup-
port Martha's House through a $10 donation. For more information call
Patricia Brown 772-332-3149.

Fair Association hosts barbeque
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will hold its Annual Meet-
ing and "Thank You" barbeque Sunday, June 1, 4 p.m. at Quail Creek
Plantation. All sponsors, members and those interested in becoming a
member are invited. Meat, tea and paper goods will be provided - ev-
eryone attending is asked to bring a covered dish. Elections and plans
for the 2009 Fair will be discussed.


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The following movies are now showing at
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day, May 16, through Thursday, May 22, are as
follows:
Theatre I - "Speed Racer" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 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 9:20 p.m.
Theatre II - "Iron Man" (PG-13) Showtirnes:
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 - "Chronicles of Narnia" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:30 and 7:15 p.m.
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Elite 11
Okeechobee Freshman Campus principal, Andy Brewer, drew names to determine the
Elite 11 students for the 2007-2008 school year. The students were entered into the draw-
ing if they received five positive signatures in the last three weeks. The winning students
from the class of 2011 received a book or t-shirt and candy. Winners included Jose Agui-
lar, Maria Espinoza, Maria Alvarez, Willie Wallace, Blake Shapiro.


Students are proud


of reading scores


Third grade news
At North Elementary School,
Mrs. Van Deman's class is very
proud of their DIBEL scores,
which measures our fluency in
reading. Some of us have tripled
our scores since September!
Thanks to all the parents who
encourage reading. We plan on
reading every day this summer.


Mrs. Van Deman's class also
had great fun investigating how
many drops of water a penny
could hold. We were very sur-
prised how many it could hold
for our hypotheses were much
lower. We didn't even mind writ-
ing up the experiment for the Sci-
ence Fair. Richard Tovar's graph
and Taya Downey's chart made
our display look great.
Mrs. Suarez' class is wrapping
up the state research projects. We
are also anxiously awaiting the re-
turn of our Flat Stanleys. We have
some competitive students for
the top point earner in the class.
Wonder who will be our top point
winner?


Students rewarded
Students at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus had a
chance to be Elite 11 students for the 2007-2008 school
year. The students were entered into the drawing if they
received five positive signatures in the last three weeks.
Winning students included Lexi Peaden, Marshall John-
son, Nicki Ingram.


Obituaries


Gary E. Beckman
Gary E. Beckman, age 54, died
on Monday, May 19, 2008 in Mar-
_ tinsville, Ind. Born, May 8, 1954
in Stinesville,
Ind. He worked
for Schulte, Inc.,
Bloomington,
Ind., in main-
tenance from
which he retired
in November,
2007. He was a
member of the Gary E.
Moose Lodge in Beckman
Martinsville, and
enjoyed fishing and mushroom
hunting.
He is preceded in death by
his father, James Beckman and
his mother, Betty (Baker) Beck-


man. He is survived by his wife
of seven years, Elizabeth Beck-
man. He is also survived by one
son, Michael Beckman and four
daughters, Nancy Raddatz, Cristal
Aultman and Savannah Beckman,
all of Okeechobee; and daughter
Betty Beckman of Martinsville. He
is also survived by three brothers
in Indiana, Jim of Ellettsville, and
Dan and Terry, both of Gosport;
two sisters Connie Headdy of El-
lettsville and Mary Lynn Pointer of
Bloomington; and ten grandchil-
dren.
Visitation is Friday, May 23,
from 4 to 7 p.m. at Neal & Sum-
mers Mortuary in Martinsville.
Funeral services immediately fol-
low at 7 p.m. Cremation will also
follow.


In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made
in his memory to the American
Heart Association, Greater Mid-
west Affiliate, Memorial and Trib-
utes Lockbox, 3816 Payshpere
Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. All ar-
rangements are under the direc-
tion of Neal & Summers Mortu-
ary, Martinsville, Ind.

Sally Jenora Chappell
Sally Jenora Chappell, age 69,
of Lakeport, died on Tuesday,
May 20, 2008 at her residence. A
25 year resident of Lakeport, she
worked as a nurse's assistant and
counselor. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Jack and
daughter, Carmen.
Her hobbies included read-


ing, gardening and spending time
with her grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
She is survived by one son,
Jack Chappell of Lakeport; two
daughters, Rhonda (Berto Fraga)
Linn, of Sunrise and Pattie (Joe)
Padgett of Cape Coral.
In addition, she is survived by
one brother, Bill (Betty) Finley of
West Palm Beach; three grand-
sons, Joe Padget III of Tampa,
Michael (Chanda) Linn of White,
Ga., Adam Williams of Georgia.;
two granddaughters; Michelle
Padgett of Cape Coral and Dan-
ielle Williams of Deltona. There
are two great-granddaughters;
Kyleigh Linn of White, Ga. and
Bailey Williams of Deltona.
A memorial service will be


held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May
22, at the Maple Grove Baptist
Church on Hwy 78 in Lakeport
with Rev. Greg Finley officiating.
In lieu ,of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be may to
Hope Hospice of Clewiston.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory.

Andrew Jacob
Deschamps
* Andrew Jacobe Deschamps
was born and died on Tuesday,
May 20, 2008 at Martin Memorial
Health Systems in Stuart.
He is survived by his parents,
Joseph and Mary Deschamps of
Okeechobee; brothers, Kendall


Burney and Joseph Deschamps;
sisters, Courtney Burney, Katie
Deschamps and Katie Burney all
of Okeeechobee. He is also sur-
vived by his grandparents, Roy
and Gail Bohannon of Okeecho-'
bee, Pierre and Cindy Deschamps
of New York and Henrietta Des-
champs of Daytona Beach as well,
as numerous aunts, uncles, and
cousins.
Services will be held on Fri-
day, May 23 in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment
will be held privately at Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
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On Tuesday, April 6, Okeechobee Freshman Campus principal, Andy Brewer, drew names
to determine the most recent Elite 11 students for the 2007-2008 school year. The students
were entered into the drawing if they received five positive signatures in the last three
weeks. The winning students from the class of 2011 received a book or t-shirt and candy.
Winners included Tomas Olvera, Andrew Young, Marshall Eng, Malaisha Grant, Andrea Ed-
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Carma Rowlett and Caitlin Wolf.


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Alonza Palmer, Jeremy Clark, Josh Radford were among
the winners of the Elite 11 drawings at Okeechobee Fresh-
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if they received five positive signatures in the last three
weeks. The winning students from the class of 2011 re-
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Florida Yards program

surveys area residents


The Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods program seeks to reduce
water pollution. Through the local
Extension Service, homeowners
are encouraged to follow Florida
Friendly principles that can help
keep our ground water clean.
With more and more empha-
sis on conserving water, protect-
ing the water from pollutants and
nutrients, and with the continuing
stress placed upon our water sup-
ply, we all are concerned about
our responsibility toward the
aquifer below us and the lake to
our south.
* Last April, Okeechobee resi-
dents were surveyed to learn
about how they were managing
their yards and landscapes. About
a thousand homes in the south-
western part of the City were con-
tacted, and more than a hundred
surveys were returned - about a
12 percent response rate.
Based on the answers, work-
shops related to Florida Friendly


gardening practices were held.
Subjects included turf taming,
composting, fertilization, rain
barrels, safe pest management,
water conservation and garden-
ing for wildlife.
The program is now prepar-
ing a follow-up survey to find
out if landscape. practices have
changed and, if so, which ones
and in what direction? Angela
Sachson, FYN representative
asks that if you receive this sur-
vey, please take a few minutes to.
complete and return it. A postage-
paid envelope will be provided for
you to use. If you do not receive
a survey and would like to offer
your opinions about the program,
please contact their office or visit
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/
Okeechobee.FYN.htm to obtain
a copy For additional information
contact Angela Sachson at 763-
6469 or at asachson@ufl.edu.


There's a wonderful world around us. Full of
fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing
cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our
kids are not getting the chance to lear about
their world When surveys show that hall of
America's youth cannot locate India or Iraq on
a map, then we have to wonder what they do
know about their world. That's why we created
MyWonderfuiWorldoro It's part of a free National
Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the
power of global knowledge. Go there today and
help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free
parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids
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Truck challenge comes to town


ETC Promotions and Aaron's
Rents present "The Extreme
Truck Challenge Series."
The series will be in Okeecho-
bee at the Agri-Civic Center on
May 23-24. This series will pit
top monster truck drivers against
each other in a points race com-
petition. The competition will run'
the entire month of May and June
in different venues around the


State. Monster trucks will be vy-
ing for, the series title. Scheduled
to appear are Smoke-Breathing
Reptoid, Instigator, Hurricane
Force, Bad News Travels Fast, Nail
it, Monster Bucks and more.
The series also features the
ETC Tough Truck Competition
and Quad Battles. This will be
a two night event that pits local
truck owners against each other;


and ATV drivers against each oth-
er for trophies and $500 in cash.
To enter the competition visit
www.etcpromotions.com.
Event goers can also ride in ,a
real monster truck and meet the
drivers and get up close to real
monster trucks in the "Pit Party."
For more information contact
.Kyle Whaley at 863-244-8733.


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Our State-of-the-Art Treatments Include:
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Ludmila Mishelevich, MD

|h Board Certified Family Medicine


/ Florida East Coast Medical Group

Like Having a Doctor in the Family
Thel Ihl Of Dr T lliheleilch provide-. Pmaruna and Pri s nhle car<, kfor adulL.,
\ hth the, mrnot a ijrancd equipm:ntI and resource - Dr Mihhelet ich take- care
1 ot the phi-|ical mental and emunrional health Our phi.-oph, i.;bazed on the
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Our Servxices
^Si, ?k \isits hfor acute and chronic di-ea.�e-
* Comprehens-ive management of clronic diea-es
* Pre'. enh'.e Medicine Annual Ph\ sical Eam- including comprehen-i% e health assessment, labo-
rator\ ork and age appropriate cancer screening . \vaccination.;. health\ lit ing coun-eling
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Accepting New Patients * \Ve Accept NMost Insurances
1004 N. Parrott Ave * Okeechobee
Give us a call at (863) 763-6490 for all your health needs.


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Child Care in my home-2
openings, 6:30am - 6:00pm,
Call Ms. Beth(863)763-3462
Otter Creek LC#F190KO09


DOG - Poss Bulldog/Curr mix,
has collar, Hwy 98, farm
next to Milking R Dairy. To
identify, call (863)697-2665

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


CALF - brown w/white spots,
vicinity of Eagle island Rd.
by Beaty Farms & McCarthur
Farms (561)644.-5418
CHIHUAHUA/CATAHOULA -
Vic of East Trinidad, 6 mos
old, choc brown, green eyes.
(863)228-7295 REWARD
Lost- 3 year old solid red pit,
long tail, clipped ears, RE-
WARD $500 vic. of Oak Park
on 05-13-08 (863)801-3885
PITBULLS (3) - Females, 2
tan, 1 black & tan, vic of the
prairie, since 5/5/08. If
found, call (863)763-3776




Moving Sale
OKEE - 8550 SW 15th Ln,
Lazy Seven Estates, Fri & Sat,
May 23rd & May 24th,
8am-2pm. Various'H/H items.
Too many to list!!


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230





MECHANIC
Needed at Feed Mill.
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a benefit.
Benefits Available. Apply
at Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifeMs.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


7-L Brands, LLC has an im-
mediate opening for a Plant
Manager for'a mulch plant
scheduled to be built in
Glades County. Qualified
applicants should possess a
BA degree in Business Man-
agement or similar curricu-
lum and at least 7 years
experience in a plant man-
agement position. Previous
experience working in a
mulch manufacturing envi-
ronment is a plus.
7-L Brands, LLC offers com-
petitive wages and benefit
package including Medical,
ental, Life, AD&D, and LTD
insurance plus paid vacation
and holidays. Qualified ap-
plicants should e-mail their
resume to:
rich.hetherton @vkes.com
or fax to (863) 465-1672.
7-L Brands, LLC is an Equal
Employment Opportunity
Employer / Affirmative Ac-
tion / Drug Free Workplace,
M/F/D/V.



Counseling Center needs
Bi-lingual office manager.
Medical billing experience
preferred. Call
863-467-5335 for info.
Shop here flrsti
The classlled ads


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
, then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


HOME HEALTH AGENCY
Looking for:
RN, LPN, HHA
PT, OT, ST, PTA
Fax Resume 888-433-8191
Call 866-633-5677
One mman's tPash Is moth-
er man's treasn'e. T Pn
yoew' bash to treasore
with an ad In the dclasl-
fnds.


BABYSITTER- needed for 2
young children in Okeechobee
area, rotating shifts w/own
transportation. (863)697-6690

Financial
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Business ,
Opportunities 305'
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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uslness Bureau at
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Your new home couM be
in today's paper. Have
von looked for it?


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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today's competitive
market? hi the employ-
ment sqctlon of the clas-
sifleds


DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

? NEED HELP ?
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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775
The classifleds are the
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YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

0o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular


Air Conditioniers 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies. 525
Bicyles' 530
Books ltMagJzlnes535
Building 'Matrilse540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550.
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Colletibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unes& FabrIes 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture - 610
Furs. - 61
Health & Reducing
Equipment . '. 620
Heating Equlipment/
Supplies . - 625
.Houbehold Items 630
'Je.llryl - 635.
Lamp /Lighte 640
Luggage :, 645
Medical Item* . 650'
Miscellaneous4 655
Musical Instrumbnts 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment ' 665
Pets/Supplies/
'Services , .670
Photography '675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment . 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televisibn/Radlo 715-
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


Bombay Furniture- Cherry,
Twin bed mattress set,
Chest, Night Stand, $250 or
best offer (863)763-5876
TABLES - 4 pc. Set - Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $150 or
best offer. (863)610-0685


GUN CABINET - Holds 6 rifles.
Glass doors & bottom draw-
er. Locks: Asking $200
(863)946-0989


Bird cage- large, green, play
top, comes with cockatiel
$150 or best offer
(863)532-8209
Colby Pitt Bull- male, 1 yr. old,
needs fenced yard, shots, to
a good home only, $250 or
best offer (863)532-8209


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce- 820
Farm Services,
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
SeIvices. Wnted 830
Ferjiller 835
Morse 840
'Landscaping
Suplies' 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Pfants/
,Flowers 865



GELDINGS (3) - Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter,
Horse Is $1500.
(863)697-3036
Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, rides well, $550
(863)763-5876


HORSE TRAILER - Goose
Neck '92 Sundowner, 3
horse flant w/pack & Irg
dressing room. $8000 or
best offer (863)697-3036


Rentals



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


Duplex For Rent
2/2 w/garage, access to pool
andtennis courts, lawn
maintenance included
$800/mo. 1st & security
863-634-5283
IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
,no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
Move In Speciall
% off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
blk. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
OAK LAKE VILLA'S 2 BR, 2
BA, W&D., Lg. fenced patio.
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE CITY - Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
lease pref'd. (863)634-9869
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
dep. Call 772-215-0098



OAK LAKE VILLA'S - 2/2
Townhs. Updated kitchen. All
appl's. W&D. $875 mo. 1st,
last& sec. (863)467-5965
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, furnished or unfur-
nished, pool & tennis, boat
dock, very nice. $700/mo. +
sec. deposit. 561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.


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BASSWOOD ESTATES, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423,-8202
BHR - 3br, 2ba,
1800 sf, Lake Access
$900 mo.
(863)634-5234
Brand New 3/2 in Dixie Ranch
Acres, W&D Hookup. $1100
mo. 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-6865
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
OKEE. - 2br/1ba, unfurnished
duplex. $600/mo + $600
dep. 3624 SE 35th - Ave.
(239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 2ba,
$1300/mo, 1st & Sec Dep.,
802 SW 3rd Ave.
(863)634-6362
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888 /863-599-0156
Rent or Rent w/Option to Buy
5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, Ig living rm, kit. & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond. Zoned Ag. $900. mo. +
ast &sec. dep. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm
RENTAL APT- on Ranch set-
ting. Very clean, No pets,
$575/mo. 1st & Sec.
Call (863)467-9800
TOBIAS AVE -2 br house, 2 br
trailer on Hendrick Ave, 2 br
duplex on Gamble Ave, all
Moore Haven. No sec dep,
no 1st or last. Call Tom
(305)394-0673 '



Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
(863)467-0831
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE
available, within new com-
mercial bidg., all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - Fe-
male needed to share large
home, private bath, full
house privileges. $600 mo.
includes all utilities & main-
tenance. (863)634-2354


Business Places a
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sile 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



LET'S MAKE A DEAL!
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
$129,900 (863)484-0809


NEE D TO SELL! 2000 Homes
of Merit, Owner finance avail.
3/2 lake access. Around cor-
ner from Buckhead Lock. 1730
SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal roof,
front/back decks. $155K.
863-634-5236
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869
OKEECHOBEE RIVER ACRES
pvt. 1 acre lot, large oaks.
or sale by owner. Call Nikki
754-264-2343


BASSWOOD LOT for sale by
owner - NW 36th St. Priced
to sell quick. Call
863-634-3580 or 634-5334


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020



ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
lbr, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
. patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
BHR - 2 MH for rent, 1br, 1ba,
from $350-$400 /mo + sec,
yearly pref. Avail now 55+'
Park (863)763-7164
CLEAN DBL WIDE IN BHR -
2/2's @ $500, 3/2's @
$650, yeary lease, No pets,
$1000 sec. (863)763-4031
MOBILE HOME - 3BR/2BA,
carport, on fenced corner lot,
.quiet area. Will lease with
option to buy. $800/mo. Call
863-634-3451.

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OKEECHOBEE - 3BR, 2BA, Ig
porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. Studio apt
for extra person. $1300/mo
+ Sec dep. or will rent sep-
arately. Call (863)634-3451
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
Rent! Lg 2/2 home in MH. 1
block from water, good
neighborhood. Lgyard. Call
Nikki 754-264-2343
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classfleds.



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
MOBILE HOME - 2 br, 2 ba,
1.450 acres. $75,000 Owner
financing or rent $500/mo +
1st,last& sec. (863)697-3036
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classlfleds.


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Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 22, 2008 9


Recreation



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




RV - 35'w/2 PO's, 10x30 at-
tached screen room, new
,carpet, new AC, Hot water
heater, located in ZTR,
$4900 or O.W.H.F
(954)224-4267



'HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston


Automobiles




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



1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, run's great,
Sdrives great, blue & tan,
'$3750 (863)467-8959
SATURN 1994 - 4 Dr., Ma-
roon, Auto., Low miles. All
new parts. $800 or best of-
Sfer. (863)610-0685



FORD 150 PU '93 - crew'cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2500 (863)763-6216


Public Notces

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Public Notice 5005
State Public .
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUOICIALJCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintfff
vs. CASE NO: 08-CA-95
JONATHAN H. FOLBRECHT, KASEY FOL-
BRECHT, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR 123 LOAN, LLC
(MIN#100308000017274926), UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
#1 and #2,et at.
Defaendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 4/24/2008, entered in Civil
Case No.: 08-CA-95 of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff, and JONATHAN H. FOL-
BRECHT, KASEY FOLBRECHT, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
123 LOAN, LLC, are Defendants.
I wig sell to the highest bidder for cash
Jury Assembly Room, Second Roor of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of June, 2008, the following de-
scribed real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
LOT 107, OF TREASURE ISLAND UNIT
12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
, If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you
must file a claim with the clerk no later


of the lis pendens may claim the sur-
plus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on 4/28/2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
/S/Linda E Young .
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
POPKIN & ROSALER, PA.
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
, Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
272151 ON 5/15,22/08
LEGALADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast - Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Tranining
Consortium announces a public
meeting to which all persons are in-
vited:
Date & Time: Wednesday,
May 28, 2008- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforco Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd.,
Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
PURPOSlE To discuss matters con-


cernin the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Oppor-
tunities, the Welfare Transition Pro-
gram, One-Stop Career Centers and
the Workforce Development Board.
- A copy of the agenda may be ob-
tained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
PortSLt. Lucie, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board wih
respect to any matter considered at
the above referenced meeting, they
will need to ensure a verbatim re-
cording of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is based, in order to provide
a record forjudicial review,
275088 ON S/22/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY ASTRUSTEE UNDER
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1,
2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED
RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-NC1
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH ,,CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC1,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO: 2007-CA-512
CHRISTOPHER L. GORHAM, JENNIFER
L GORHAM, UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 4/24/2008, entered in Civil
Case No.: 2007-CA-512 of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY ASTRUSTEE UN-
DER POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY
1, 2007 SECURITIZIED ASSET
BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST
2007-NC1 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-NCl, Plaintiff, and CHRISTO-
PHER L GORHAM, JENNIFER L. GOR-
HAM, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of June, 2008, the following de-
scribed real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1 AND THE WEST 1/4 OF LOT 2,
BLOCK 5, OAKPARK DIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A3, AT
PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA.
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you
must file a claim with the clerk no later
than 60 days after the sale, If you fail
to file a claim you will not be entitled to
any remaining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the date
of the lis pendens may claim the sur-
plus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on 4/28/2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attomey for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
POPKIN & ROSALER, RA.
, 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile (954) 420-5187
272146 ON 5/15,22/08
IN THE CIRCUIT OFTHE 19thJUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #:2008-CA-114

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as trustee for the registered holders of
Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006 EQ2
Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
EQ2,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Johnny W. Taylor, Sr. and Tina B. Taylor,
His Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2;
If living, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said
Unknown- Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
Other Claimants,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order, of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 5/6/08, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-114 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank Trust Company, as trustee for the
registered holders of Soundview Home
Loan Trust 2006 E02 Asset-Backed Cer-
tficates, Series 2006-EQ2, Plaintiff and
Johnny W. Taylor, Sr. and Tina B. Taylor,
his wife are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SEC-
OND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
11:00 a.m. on June 11, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 4, 5 AND 6, BLOCK 9, WRIGHT'S
FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
13 AND PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 4, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN 4DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST
LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986,
1-772-807-4370 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.

DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this
15th day of May, 2008.

SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/Linda F. Young
DeputyClerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19111h JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 08 CA 30

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage
Loan Trust 2006-5,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Juan R. Alvarez; Washington Mutual
Bank Successor In Interest to Long
Beach Mortgage Company; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; 0I Living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by. through,
under and against the above named De-
fendant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants.
Oefendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 5/7/08, entered in Civil Case No.
08 CA 30 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank
Trust Company, as Trustee for Long
Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-5,
Plaintiff and Juan R. Alvarez, (SSN XXX-
0XX-3308) are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE
SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
11:00 a.m. on June 11, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF
SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: FROM THE NORTHEAST (NE)
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 11,
BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 55 MIN-
UTES, 19 SECONDS WEST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
WEST ONE QUARTER (SW 1/4) A DIS-
TANCE OF 1.599.21 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 1 DEGREE, 54 MINUTES, 46
SECONDS WEST DISTANCE OF
965.00 FEE TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH
1 DEGREE, 54 MINUTES, 46 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 354.48
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES,
58 MINUTES, 23 SECONDS EAST,. A
DISTANCE OF 705.69 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 1 DEGREE, 54 MINUTES, 46
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF'
355.76 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES, 55 MINUTES, 19 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 705.69 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS,
THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR EXISTING
COUNTY ROAD AND SUBJECT TO THE
EAST AND WEST 15 FEET FOR THE
ROAD PURPOSES.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPOA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
S10 'OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST.
LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986,
1-772-807-4370 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.

DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this
15th day of May, 2008.

SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
274470 ON 5/22,29/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on JUNE 6, 2008, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and VIN
are as follows.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan
VIN#10D4GP24R76B654329
1995 Chew Astro Van
VIN#1GNOM19W4SB196977
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
274899 ON 05/22/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WILL HOLD A PLANNING
WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY, MAY
29, 2008 AT 8:30 A.M. AT THE AD-
AMS RANCH LIBRARY, 25305
ORANGE AVENUE, FORT PIERCE,
FLORIDA 34945-4306. ANY PER-
SONS SEEKING CLARIFICATION
REGARDING ANY MATTER CON-
SIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PUR-
POSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
274402 ON 5/22/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2007-CA-511

LaSalle Bank National Association, as
Trustee and Custodian for Merrill Lynch
Mortgage Investors, Inc. 2006-RM3,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Kevin Hill and Debbie Hill, His Wife; Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; Un-
known Parties in Possession #2; If
Living, and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
Other Claimants.
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 5/7/08, entered in Civil Case No.
2007-CA-511 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, wherein LaSalle
Bank National Association, as Trustee
and Custodian for Merrill Lynch Mortgage
Investors, Inc. 2006-RM3, Plaintiff and
Kevin Hill and Oebbie Hill, His Wife are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY AS-
tEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m.
on June 11, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

PARCEL 1:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN
SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
SLOWS.. COMMENCING; AT , NORTH
QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 14,
BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50'17'
WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF
1,650.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 89 DEGREES 50'17" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 1,758.38 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CON-
TINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50.17"
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 231.26 FEET,
THENCE BEAR NORTH 10 DEGREES
38'13" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1,012.54 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH
89 DEGREES 38'13" WEST, A DIS-
TANCE, OF 419.68 FEET, THENCE
BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'56"
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 993.40 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND
PARCEL 2:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS COMMENCING AT NORTH
QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 14,
. BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50'17'
WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF
1,650.00 'FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 89 DEGREES 50'17" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 1,538.96 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 50'17"
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 219.42 FEET,
THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES
09'56" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 993.40
FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 38'13 WEST, A DISTANCE OF
219.42 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH
00 DEGREES 09'56" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 002.63 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY'
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST.
LUCIE, FLORIDA ' 34986,
1-772-807-4370 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE OF SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.

DATED at OKEECHOBEE, FRorida, this
15th day of May, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
274494 ON 5/22,29/08


Service Club News in Brief


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
N, -.0r: , j' i. rv, iil ii,,iU i Chi, i r 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applicauons s) 16 permit nave oeen received lor projects) in Okeechobee County:
Kennedy Farms Inc (Lamb Island Road) 1797 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL
33476, has submitted Applicaton 080416-5 for a Water Use Permt to irrigate
37.54 acres of agricultural lands with livestock. The water will be withdrawn from
the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Section 36, Township 35 South,
Range 33 East.
The Great Fruit Company nc (DIRR Partnership) PO Box 1021, Sebnring, FL 33870,
has submitted Application 80422-3 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 187.36
acres of agricultural lands The water will be withdrawn from the Flondan Aquifer
and an onsite lake and the project is located in Section 19, Township 37 South,
Range 34 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or request s must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
274911 ON 5/22/08

Request for Bid (RFB) No. 60,(0000184
Rip Rap Purchase and Delivery
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, announces the
availability of the bid for purchase and delivery of 12,000 tons of Rip Rap natural
stone to the C-23 and C-33 canals. The Procurement Department will receive
sealed bids for the delivery of the Rip Rap up to 2:00 p.m. opening time on June
12,2008.
All applicants must conform to the application package. Interested applicants may
obtain a copy of the package at (1 the above address; (2) by downloading the
package from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; or (3) by ca ling (561) 682-2715.
The public is Invited to attend the proposal opening. Further Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site - www.sfwmd.gov.
274881 ON 5/22/08___ _ __ ___


* Wednesday: Bingo and
food, food served at 5 p.m.
and bingo starts at 6 p.m.
* Thursday: dinner will
be served from 5 until 7 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.


The American
Legion Post 64
501 SE Second Street -
Okeechobee,
Office 863-763-2950
Lounge 863-763-5309.
We can accommodate
Meetings, Weddings, Parties
of any size.
Public is always welcome
unless it's a members only
event.
*Sunday: Sports of BIG
Screen TV
Regular Bingo 6:30 p.m.
*Monday: Social Bingo 1
-4 p.m.
*Tuesday: Members Only
Legion and Auxiliary meet
second and fourth Tuesdays 7
p.m.
(Fourth Tuesday includes a
carry in dinner at 6 p:m.)
SAL meets the third Tues-
day at 7 p.m.
*Wednesday: "Taco Day"
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tacos -
$1.50, Music with Jim Elders
2-6 p.m.
*Thursday: Social Bingo
6-9 p.m.
* Friday: Dinner Served
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Call for
Menu) Music. 6 p.m. until
close with BP Productions
Karaoke. (Anyone wishing to
perform in the Lip Sync Pro-
grams see Bobby and Penny)
*SAL Steak Dinner third
Sunday each month $12 do-
nation
*LIP'SYNC June 14 - 2 to 4
p.m. FREE Admission Kitchen
will be open.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will
hold a regular informational
meeting on the first Saturday
of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002
U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m. Appli-
cations 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 thle month at 10 am. Con-
tact the Post at 863-467-2882
for information.

Eagles
Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is lo-
cated at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For
information on events, call
863-763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at,
I 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.) starting 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 11 a.m. for $5
donation.

Okeechobee

Masonic Lodge
#237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information
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. 78W. 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.
* Tuesday: May 27, age 7
p.m., Moose Enrollment. All
prospective members should
attend.


* Saturday: dinner start-
ing at 6 p.m.
* Saturday: karaoke night
starting at 8 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Cen-
ter #1753 is located at 156
N.W. 36th St. in Okeechobee.
Please call the Lodge at 863-
763-4954 for further informa-
tion, sudden changes and
menus. Guests are invited to
enjoy the activities and con-
sider membership.
* Every Sunday breakfast
from 8 to 11 a.m.
* Horseshoe practice ev-
ery Sunday at 2 p.m. and
Thursday Evening.
* Every Monday, Pool
tournaments - sign up, 7 p.m.
Food is served.
* Women's meeting sec-
ond 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 located at 300 N.W
34 St. Events are seasonal,
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 Thurs-
day: happy hour from 4 until
6 p.m.
* Monday: 50-cent hot
dogs
* Washer toss every Tues-
day starting at 1 p.m. Food
will be available. Everyone is
welcome.
* Wednesday: dinner
from 4 until 6 p.m. for a do-
nation.
* Friday: bingo starts
at 1 p.m. for members and
guests. Food will be available.
Karaoke will be from 6 until
10 p.m.
* Friday: hot food by Da-
,vid 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
available.
* Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 4 p.m.,
and will be followed by kara-
oke from 6 until 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and
ladies auxiliary meeting at 11
a.m.
* The post membership
drive is under way, and the
post is striving for 100 per-
cent. For information, contact
the quartermaster at 863-763-
0818.
* Big screen TV for all
events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is
located at 2002 S.R. 78 W in
Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2882.
Post opens at noon, Monday
through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the
VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male
Auxiliary, AMVETS and AM-
VETS ladies auxiliary.
. Wednesday: Ladies Aux-
iliary dinner and Men's Auxil-
iary or AmVets. Music will be
available.
* Every Thursday is bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch
will be available.
* Every Friday a steak din-
ner with baked potato, salad
and rolls will be served from
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11
donation. Dancing immedi-
ately follows the dinner.
* Membership meetings
are held on the second Satur-
day of the month beginning at
10 a.m. The House Commit-
tee meeting is on the fourth
Saturday.
For information, contact
Commander Henry Zaskows-
ki at 863-467-2882.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Appreciation
Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk presents Bea Casto-
rina with a certificate of appreciation for serving for
six years on the city code enforcement board.


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 Sunday at I
p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday
and at 1 p.mr. on Sunday.
* Canteen is open Mon-
day through Saturday from 10
a.m. until closing and Sunday
from 1 p.m. until closing.
'* Monday: Card Bar Bingo
starting at 6 p.m.
* Tuesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary Dinner - 5:30 p.m. ($6).
Shuffle Board tournament
starting at 7 p.m.
* Wednesday: bar bingo
will start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch
is available, courtesy of the
Ladies Auxiliary. Music -
Kitchen is open from 5 until
8 p,m. Second Wednesday
of the month Mens Auxiliary
meeting at 7 p.m.
* Thursday: Music - Kitch-
en is open from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: Music and Kitch-
en open from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: dollar 'dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled
or steamed at noon. Live mu-
sic and dancing will start at 7
p.m.
* Sunday: NASCAR on
big screen TV First Sunday
of the month Post and Ladies
Auxiliary meeting at noon.
The Ladies Auxiliary is
looking for any family mem-
bers 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 Aux-
iliary meetings are held the
first Sunday of every month at
noon. Men's Auxiliary meet-
ings are the second Wednes-
day 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, call the
club at 863-763-3378.

Cypress Hut

Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fra-
ternal Order of Eagles post
#4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S.E. is now open to mem-
bers Monday-Saturday from
10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sundays
from 1 to 10 p.m. Informa-
tion 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 Wednesday of ev-
ery month
* Friday night: 16 oz rib
eye steak dinner with the
trimmings beginning at 5:30
p.m.
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make changes to the service club
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Submitted photo
Winners are...
CIS-PAL Softball Tournament winners from May 17, are, CIS-PAL Team: Scott Boyer, Cecil
Bays, Josh Boyer, Scott Deloney, JR Suarez, Ricky Rhuda, John Kemp, Cesar Lopez, Ed-
die Green, Tombo Riley, Marcus Johnson, Beau Harden.


Submitted photo
RI.G.S Golf League tour
On April 21 through the 25, the P.I.G.S Golf League of Okeechobee Golf and Country Club
took a road trip to play golf at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The golfers stayed at the Sea Mist Resort
in Myrtle Beach and played four days of golf at different courses in the area. There were
40 golfers and 13 non golfers, with players of the league coming from Florida, Indiana,
Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota and Okeechobee. Results of the event are as follows:
Terry Mastaler and Dave West won first place in the night par three tourney. Terry also had
a hole in one. Kenny Curran won the Texas hold'em tourney. George Earl Goudy and Bob
Wright won free trips in a raffle drawing. Other events were a silent auction and hospitality
room provided by the Sea Mist. A good time was had by all.


O.G. & C.C.
Weekly
Results
PI.G.S. League
May 5: First place-Russ Papy.
Second place-Nathan Overbeck.
Last place-Bill Kenney. Closest to
the pin-(2) Russ Papy, (8) Randy
Ketcherside, and (17) Bill Ken-
ney.
May 7: First place-Vinnie Ma-
lone. Second place-George Guy-
dosh. Last place-Sunni Adams.
Closest to the pin-(2) George Earl
Goudy, (8) Dr. Carp, (11) Dr. Carp
and (17) Jack Forde.
May 9: First place-Russ Adams,
Second place-George Guydosh.
Last place-Tony Hatten. Closest
to the pin-(2) tie-Frank Noble and
Harry White, (8) Max Sherry, (11)
George,Earl Goudy, and (17) Max
Sherry.
May 12: First place-Kenny
Curran. Second place-Tony Hat-
ten. Last place-Randy Ketcherside.
Closest to the pin-(2) Max Sherry,
(8) Max Sherry, (11) Max Sherry
and (17) Kenny Curran.
May 14: First place-Doug Stur-
divent. Second place-Russ Papy.
Last place-George Guydosh. Clos-
est to the pin-(2) JC Armstrong, (8)
Ida Curtis, (11) Max Sherry and
(17) JC Armstrong.
May 16: First place-Geno De-
cerio. Second place-Randy Ketch-
erside. Last place-Russ Papy.
Closest to the pin-(2) George Guy-
dosh, (8) Vinnie Malone, (11) Joe
Albreckta, and (17) Harry White.


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