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Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Creation Date: May 27, 2008
Publication Date: 2000-
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Vol. 99 No. 148 Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Pop Warner sign ups
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign ups will be
held at Beef 0' Brady's on Sat-
urday, May 31, from 10 a.m. un-
til 2 p.m. for age 5 through 15.
Costs are $85 for football and
$40 for cheerleading. This is the
only sign up date - don't miss
it. For information call 863-634-
3482 or 863-467-0206.
School board to
discuss grants
In conjunction with the
Community Collaborative
Council meeting, the Okeecho-
bee County School Board will
be discussing several grants for
the 2008-09 school year.
The meeting will be held in
the School Board office at 700
S.W Second Ave. on Tuesday,
May 27, at 10 a.m. Grants in-
clude: IDEA, Part B - Individual
Disabilities Education Act; IDEA
- Part B - Preschool; Title I - Mi-
grant, Delinquent and Home-
less Children; Title II - Teacher
and Principal Training Recruit-
ing Fund, Math and Science
Partnerships, Enhancing Edu-
cation through Technology En-
titlement; Title III - English Lan-
guage Acquisition, Language
Enhancement and Academic
Achievement Act; Title IV - Safe
and Drug Free Schools and 21st
Century Community Learning
Centers; Title V- Innovative Pro-
grams, and Title VI - Rural and
Low Income School Programs.
Any person who would like
more information or to provide
input, please plan on attending
the meeting or call ,Cathleen
Blair at 863-462-5000 ext. 255
for grant contacts.

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Memorial Day: Heroes honored and remembered

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
SFC Shawn Suzch, who was killed in action in Iraq on March 10 this year, was honored at the Memorial Day Cer-
emony in Veterans' Park. Taking part in the ceremony were, left to right, Dan Fennell, former commander of VFW
Post 64, John Nettle, brother of SFC Suzch, Pamela Nettle, SFC Suzch's mother, and Gene Decerio, SFC Suzch's

Veterans added to memorial
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News . % "

Okeechobee was reminded
of the high cost of freedom this
Memorial Day. There were two
more names added to the Me-
morial stones in Veterans' Park
- PFC Michael G. Dinkins who
was killed in Vietnam on Feb.
21, 1969 and SFC Shawn Suzch
who was killed in Iraq March
10, 2008.
As part of the traditional Me-
morial Day Service sponsored
in Veterans' Park, wreaths were
placed in memory of these two
young men. Veterans were re-
membered with a rifle salute
and the playing of "Taps."
Herb Karnes, ex POW from
World War II and Sgt. Julie
White received standing ova-
Dr. Randall Mims remem-
bered PFC Dinkins, who was his
classmate at Okeechobee High
School. He said Michael Din-
kins was an average guy who
did not receive a lot of awards
in academics or athletics. After
high school, he lost track of his
friend. He had heard that he
was killed in Vietnam. Then
some time later when Dr. Mims
went to Washington he found

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee High School JROTC Honor Guard fires a salute to all veterans.

the name "Michael Dinkins" on
the Vietnam Memorial and his
heart swelled in pride.
"Not everyone can be a
hero," Dr. Mims said quoting
Will Rogers. "Someone has to

stand on the curb and clap."
"Mike, we're clapping for
you," Dr. Mims concluded.
Pamela Nettle said her son
Shawn Michael Suzch was a
13-year military veteran who

was on his sixth tour of combat
duty. He was awarded a Purple
Heart. He was a 32nd Degree
See Veterans - Page 2

By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
The KOA Care Camps pro-
gram was established in 1984.
That year, donations from KOA
campground owners and their
campers totaled $7,100, which
was divided among six camps
for children with cancer. In 1989,
eight new camps were added
to the program, including two
in Canada. Through the gen-
erosity and dedication of KOA
owners and campers, the pro-

gram has steadily grown, and
presently the KOA Care Camps
Trust is able to provide support
to 35 camps throughout North
America. Each year, several
thousand children affected by
cancer are touched by KOA Care
Camps donations. In 2005, the
KOA Care Camps program was
able to donate $175,000 directly
to children's cancer camps. Last
year, however, KOA donated
over $250,000 to this program.
Although KOA Care Camps

has been established for 24
years, the benefit program has
only recently made its debut in
A suggestion was made that
the Monday Memorial Day holi-
day be taken as a time for those
business owners to have a little
fun. A golf tournament was the
initial suggestion, which then
turned into a putt putt tourna-
ment with a cause. Monday,
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Continued From Page 1
SFC Suzch's brother John Net-
tle asked for a moment of silence
for all veterans. He read a poem
called "The Tanker's Prayer" in
memory of his brother.
SFC Suzch, 32, was among
five soldiers killed on March 10
in Mansour, a wealthy section of
Baghdad, when a man approached
the soldiers and detonated the

bombs, he wore on a suicide vest.
SFC Suzch had made the
Army his career. He enlisted in
the Army while in his senior year
of high school. Shortly after basic
training, he was sent to Germany.
There, he met and married An-
gela. He served a tour in Kosovo
and was on his third tour in Iraq.
He was promoted last year to Ser-
geant First Class and signed on for
another six years of duty. He was
awarded a Bronze Star, as well as
other commendations.
He was scheduled to return to

his home base of Fort Stewart,
Georgia in May.
SFC Suzch was one of the sol-
diers adopted by the Okeechobee
community through Operation
Shoebox, which was organized by
the VFW Auxiliary. The program
collects items for "care packages"
to send to soldiers overseas.
Featured speaker Jim Shaffer
of VFW Post 10539 gave tribute to
today's female soldier. He referred
to war as an "indiscriminate Grim
"Praise is the operative word,

ladies and gentlemen," Mr. Shaf-
fer said. He said we were here to
praise the sacrifices of our military
veterans. He added that young
people need to be reminded of
the cost of freedom.
He said that Memorial Day was
never intended to be the start of
summer or a three-day weekend.
He noted that Congress, in 2003,
set aside one minute of silence
at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial
Day to remember our fallen vet-
Mr. Shaffer said that the poppy,

often associated with Memorial
Day, represents the soul of the
veterans and the red color repre-
sents their blood. The poppy is a
reminder of the price of freedom.
Mr. Shaffer said that if we do
not respect our fallen veterans we
are showing apathy to the world.
"I am confident, I am confident
we will overcome our complacen-
cy," he said. "We will overcome
terrorism. We will overcome our
economic woes. We will reclaim
Bobby Schultz of VFW Post

10539 led the crowd in the Pledge
of Allegiance. The National An-
them was sung by New Ground
Quartet. The Okeechobee High
School JROTC honor guard fired
a rifle salute to all veterans. Ron
Stein of VFW Post 9528 was mas-
ter of ceremonies. The invocation
and benediction were offered by
Carl Diesslin.
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May 26 the fifth annual KOA Care
Camps putt putt tournament was
held at the KOA campground.
Over 70 teams signed up to help
make a difference. "The goal is
to meet or by all means beat last
years amount raised," said Lisa
Clemons, a putt puttter. In 2007
just over $15,000 was raised in
the Okeechobee tournament.
This amount is a drastic differ-
ence from the first year tourna-
ment when only $400 was raised,
which was immediately increased
when Joe Baker said "whatever
you raise, I'll match it." Since
then the tournament has not only
gained popularity and excitement
but also momentum. "This local
'Okeechobee community is ab-
solutely fantastic," said Wendy
Woodman, event coordinator for
With camps all across the na-
tion and one called R.O.C.K camp
here in Ustes, FL the proceeds
from these tournaments are do-
nated directly to a Trust Fund for
the Care Camps program and di-
S-vided in an effort to make a child's
life a little better. The KOA Care
Camps program is a not-for-profit
charity of the KOA Owners Asso-
ciation. This program helps send
children with cancer and their sib-
lings to special authorized sum-
mer camps where they can enjoy
camping and recreational experi-
ences. The camps are designed
for these children specifically and
have on site medical facilities, spe-
cially trained counselors and pro-
fessional medical staff, almost all
of them volunteers. Care Camps
Trust members, who administer
the program, are also volunteers.

The Care Camps Trust sup-
ports only camps that serve chil-
dren with cancer, or are in remis-
sion. The previous year as well
as the current year's financial
information is taken under re-
view to determine their need for
assistance. Once all of the infor-
mation is received and evaluated
the Care Camps Trust members
judge how effectively each camp
uses its funds. They are dedicated
to ensuring that the children will
enjoy a quality experience.
Locally many businesses have
helped to make the tournament
and benefit to this camp possi-
ble. Main sponsors for this year's
camp were KOA and Good Habits
and Old Spirits. With the motto
"Please don't take this game se-
riously!! Giggles only!" the Me-
morial Day tournament to ben-
efit these camps was shared with
laughter and joy. It is estimated
that eight local families have
benefited from the Ustes camp.
"Knowing that makes me feel like
this is all worth it. A day to have
fun and help someone I know,"
said one of the putt putters.
The benefit for Care Camps not
only included the putt putt tour-
nament but also a 50/50 drawing,
a silent auction, a raffle drawing
for a car, barbeques, duck races,
mini putt putt, a blind draw team
envelope, a poker run, The Big
Raffle, chinese raffle, and luck of
the draw 'what's in the bucket?'
Over 70 Okeechobee teams
signed up to play this year and
each knowing they could help
make a difference while having
some fun. With that and past ac-
counts of players, the Chief Execu-
tive Officer of KOA Kampgrounds
of America Inc., extended a sin-
cere thank you to the Okeecho-
bee KOA and Okeechobee citi-
zens saying "thank you for your

absolutely astounding efforts to
raise money for KOA Care Camps
for children with cancer. The
phenomenal fund raising efforts
for KOA Care Camps conducted
at the Okeechobee KOA far ex-
ceed those at any other location
in North America. There is much
our other campgrounds can
learn from you, and we're going
to make sure that happens. The
fact that your efforts for KOA Care
Camps have raised more than
$80,000 in the past four years for
these 35 camps is a testament to
your dedication to this very spe-
cial cause and these very, very
special children."
While camp will be in session
this summer a few local residents
who have taken a special interest
in this program have decided to
visit the KOA Care Camp in Ustes
and touch a child's life not only
with the monies raised through
this tournament but also by their
caring presence.
The Care Camps program
would like to say a special thank
you to all the local businesses
who have sponsored this years
5th annual putt putt tournament:
KOA, Good Spirits, Old Habits,
Sturdivent Painting, Jack's Tees,
The Shoe Box, Pizza Heaven,
Pat's Floral Design, Golden Cor-
ral, Winn Dixie, MidFlorida Hard-
ware, The Oil Can, R.J. Gator's,
Domino's Pizza, Beef O'Brady's,
Quality A/C, Tractor Supply, CJ's
Wholesale, GoodYear, Curves,
Shady Rest Grocery, Pier II, Los
Cocos, Lunker's, The Hunter's
Den, Best Western, Shell, Perfect
Pools, Style Studio, Travelodge
Suites, Joyce's Treasures, Texa-
co, Maximun Tanning, The Gun
Shop, Tire Zone, Computer Shop,
Tires Plus, Home Depot, Cheney
Brothers, Bernie Little Distribu-
tors, WM. Thies Distributing, Hun-

gry Howie's, Suzie's Hallmark,
Bealls Outlet, The Canvas Shop,
Rocky's Barber Shop, Elliott's
Pawn Shop, Okeechobee Music,
Photography by Bobbi, AmVets
Post 2001, Butch's Redneck Yacht
Club, Jack Vogel Simulated Brick
and Stone, Tender Care DayCare,
Buxton's Funeral Home, Lance's
Treehouse, McArthur Farms,
Butch's Fish Camp, Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Custom Graphics
and Signs, Okeechobee Office
Supply, Smitty's Glass and Mirror,
Affordable Art and Framing, Boot
Legg "The Patch Guy," Okeecho-
bee Veterinary Hospital, WOKC
"Classic Country," Richard Wheel
Alignment and Service, Mike's
Okeechobee Guns, Rod, Robin,
Bob, Kim and Sally Swart, Betty
Turner, Jessica Donaldson, Mike
and Brenda Hall, Mike Kramer,
Fred Fisher, Susan and Jessica
Mixson, Butch and Val Stock-
dale, Gilbert Chevrolet, VFW Post
10539, VFW Post 9528, VFW Post
4423, Duran Jewelry, The UPS
Store, Sandoone Entertainment,
Porter's Dry Cleaners, Eli's West-
ern Wear, Stardust Lanes, Sug-
arloft Key KOA, Fiesta Key KOA,
Publix, Okeechobee County Club,
Clock Restaurant, Lehman Auto
Body, K & S Trophies, Flamingo
Motel, Shennanigans, ARS Power
Sports, Izzy's Tire Sales, Wireless
Zone, The Landing Strip Cafe, Su-
perior Waterworks, All Over Bail
Bonds, Keep'n it Green, Custom
Sights and Sounds, Walgreens, J
& S Etched Glass Decals, Aaron's
Furniture, CVS Pharmacy, Diana's
Travel South, Fantasy Lighting,
Dan's Meat Market, Stitchin Post,
Avon (Linda Parks) and Robinson

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Today: A mostly sunny day with highs in the mid 80s. Winds
will be from the east 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
Tonight: A mostly clear night with lows in the mid 60s. Winds
from the east 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: A partly sunny day with highs in the mid 80s. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night: A mostly clear night with lows in the mid
Thursday: A partly sunny day with highs in the upper 80s.
Thursday night: A mostly clear night with lows in the upper
Friday: A partly cloudy day with a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower 90s.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday: A partly cloudy day with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be around 90.
Saturday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance
of evening showers and thunderstorms. The lows will be in the
lower 70s.

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BLOOD DONORS: As a regular blood donor, I have to ask if those
questioning the high school coach's actions ever donate blood? And
if you are a blood donor, how many times a year do you donate? If
these football players are giving three or four times a year, they are
well above average in their blood donations. Unless a football player
has a rare blood type, I don't think skipping one blood drive will cost
any lives. I think blood drives at the high school are a good idea be-
cause it teaches teenagers that giving blood is a good thing and that it
is not scary or painful. But the adult population should not be relying
on teenagers to donate blood. The adults are the ones who should be
donating regularly. Those under the age of 18 are not even allowed to
give blood without parental permission. Even regular blood donors
have to skip a blood drive sometimes, or sometimes they are turned
down. If you are on any medication, if you have a cold, if your iron is
low, etc., you can't donate.
OKEECHOBEE: If the rumors of all the restaurant closings are
true, we are going to lose many of our old favorites this summer. The
motels are empty. We have lost most of the large fishing tournaments
due to the condition of the lake. The churches are cutting programs
and combining services due to so little attendance. Many small spe-
cialty shops are dropping like flies. There sure are a lot of For Sale
signs. If you are one of the fortunate not to have your home in foreclo-
sure, you can't make any improvements because permitting is a pro-
cess from hell. By the time you pay an engineer and an architect, the
fees amount to more than the materials cost with which to do the job.
And what happened to water restrictions being enforced? I sure don't
see any enforcement in my neighborhood. The unemployment rate
must be through the roof. The web site for One Stop has a whole ten
positions listed, none of which look very promising. The high school
seniors who manage to get their diploma and leave Okeechobee to
attend college never look back ... unless daddy has a ready-made po-
sition for them in a car dealership or ranch. And if you're not locking
your gas caps, some thief is going to relieve you of your expensive
gasoline. What is going to become of Okeechobee?
GAS: The high price of fuel is a problem now, but will not be the
problem in the long term. The problem is that when the price of fuel
goes down a little, or we get used to the price, we revert to our guz-
zling fuel addictive ways, and go back to using more fuel. What short
memories we Americans have! There was a time, in the 1970s, when
people could not believe that the price of gasoline went from 30t to $1
a gallon. Remember those days? Then, once we got used to the price,
we went back to our old ways of driving big personal vehicles and us-
ing more fuel again. I don't know what the future will be. Maybe this
time we will continue to use less; or will we get used to $5 a gallon
fuel and go back to our old fuel addictive ways? It is a question of de-
mand and supply. This time other countries like China and India will
be wanting that fuel, too.
EIGHTH GRADE PROM: It is my impression that the school
used to sponsor an event like this but because of backlash from the.
community ... such as what we have seen in Speak Out ... the school
system now refrains from such an event. I gain a much worse im-
pression from what comes out of a person's mouth than the clothes
they choose to wear. Trust me, I hear things from both students and
parents that shock me. The world is made up of a huge variety of
people and as long as we make a noble attempt to get along, life will
be good.
- GRAMMAR: I recently received a note from a teacher and the poor
grammar and spelling really shocked me. I am wondering what I
should do. Should I pass this note along to the principal? How can
a person who does not know the rules of grammar and spelling be
certified as a teacher?
ELDERLY WOMAN: I am so upset over the situation with the 98-
year-old woman who is being moved from her comfortable home
to an assisted living facility against her own wishes and despite the
recommendations of professionals, including a psychologist. What
kind of country do we live in where we are forcibly removed from our
home where we are perfectly happy sitting on the porch listening to
birds chirping and wind rustling the leaves? What right did that judge
have to make a determination that it is appropriate that she and her
husband be put together in an assisted living facility when it is very evi-
dent that is not what she wants? She is obviously able to function well
at her current living situation. Next we will be told too bad that you
and your spouse are divorced, as a judge would be able to tell us that
we still have to live together. All I can say is God bless and watch over
Sylvia and I pray that this decision gets reversed. After all, how many
more years does this lady have left - as long as she is able to function
and is apparently staying with a family who is willing to watch over
her, give her care and affection, why? If there truly is justice in this
country, Sylvia will be allowed to stay in her current home. I only hope
that this decision can and will be appealed.
FLAGS:-People who fly flags should have a little pride. If a flag is
worn out, faded and torn up, it is disrespectful to leave it up on the
flag pole. Take it down and replace it, for goodness sake. If you don't
have more pride than that, why are you flying a flag at all? Worn out
flags should be taken to the American Legion for disposal in the ap-
propriate flag retirement ceremony. And if you do not have a light on
your flagpole and an all-weather flag, you are supposed to take the
flag down at night and during inclement weather.

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Is train depot
I am sad for the city/county of
Okeechobee, they are going to
lose out on another historical part
of their past. I want you to know
just how close you really are to
losing the depot. As tenants of
CSX, we asked for an extension
to our terminated lease, it was fi-
nally granted on Wednesday, until
June 30 to be out.
On the 30th, we were told they
will cut the locks on the doors
and the building is coming down.
We were told that this is going
to happen and that is that, it is a
done deal. We were told by the
main office a few weeks ago, it is
someone that works for CSX lo-
cally that wants the Depot leveled.
It makes you want to ask yourself
some questions.
For instance: Why the rush all
of a sudden to demolish the build-
ing? I am sure after the building

comes down we will find out
who is behind all of this. But, by
then it will be too late to save the
Depot. The city code inspector,
stated the -back part of the build-
ing is structurally sound, and the
Fire Marshall also inspected and
said it looked good. This means
that half of the building is sound
and the roof on the west end has
been repaired a few years ago at
the cost of $5,000.
I have traveled. and lived in
several other countries and ex-
perienced their, culture. I have
strolled through castles in Ger-
many, Holland, and wondered
through the old parts of Frankfurt
and Heidelberg. Do you think
they would tear down cathedrals
that are scarred with bullets from
But only here in the U.S.A., do
we tear down our past and build
something that is suppose to be
better. Newer is not always bet-
ter, we will never be able to get
the past back. I guess we can al-

Community Events

Church hosts revival
New Life Holiness Church, 17025 N.W. 190th Road, Basinger. is
holding a revival this week with Evangelist Roby Harrison. For infor-
mation or directions call 863-763-6989 or 863-610-1099.

Summer camp at Lake Denton
Summer camp at Lake Denton is back! Camps in June will be avail-
able for children in 2nd through 5th grades, 6th through 8th grades
and K5 through 2nd grades. The K5-2nd is one night with parent par-
ticipation encouraged. In July they will have camps for 6th through
8th grades and 9th through 12th grades. Applications for camp can be
obtained from the website at www.lakedentoncamp.org or by calling
Pam Elders at 863-634-9280 or Phil Elders at 863-634-8722.

Collaborative council meets
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
information please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext. 257.

Schools providing summer meals
Okeechobee County Public School District is sponsoring meals at
school site during the Summer School session from Tuesday, June 10
through Monday, June 30. Meals will be provided to all children at no
charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program
and its activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the follow-
ing sites: South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., and Okeechobee High School, 2800
Hwy 441 N. For students that are not registered for summer school ac-
tivities, interested parents may register their child/children for the food
program. Registration for children not enrolled in the Summer School
Program will be held at the OCSB Food Services Office, 3150 N.W.
Tenth Terrace, on Wednesday, May 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ques-
tions may be directed to the Food Service Office by calling 863-462-
5148. Parents will be required to provided transportation to and from
the school site and will be required lto stay with their children during
the meal. Any person who believes he/she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately
to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W. Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or
202-720-6282 (TMY).

Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Friday, May 30 from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., for their Board/
Annual meeting at the American Legion Post 64 at 501 SE 2nd Street.
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network
of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services to
pregnant women and infants. For more information about the Coali-
tion, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition of-
fice, 863-462-5877.

ways say, Well the Ol' Train Depot
use to be there and the 01' Hotel
use to be over there, and the 01'
Jail use to be over there. Do you
get the picture? If not, get your
camera out and snap a few, be-
cause that is all there going to be
left. Make some room in the old
school, to hang'em up.
I have watched a lot of people
get on and off the train every-
day. The kids look nervous as
the trains come rolling to a stop.
Then they get big smiles on their
faces as they get ready to go on
board. You see families waiting
for their loved ones to get off the
train and others saying good-6ye.
Would it not be safer for them to
watch in the safety of the depot,
then stand on the platform wait-
ing on the train?
One article stated that it is safe-
ty issue, well yes, it is right now.
The only place to wait is next to
the tracks. There is not any con-
trol or not even a warning sign
for those waiting. I have found

many people just like to drive to
the depot and watch the trains go
by. You can overhear them talking
about when they were kids and
watching the trains go by and the
memories it brings back. I know
more people would ride the train,
if they could buy tickets at the de-
pot. People are always stopping
and asking us about schedules,
tickets and restrooms.
One person suggested a coffee
shop as part of the remodeled his-
torical depot - GREAT IDEA. With
the price of gas, it is pretty cheap
to take the train. I believe that
Main Street and others are doing a
great job, and everything they can
to save this part of history. But, I
think it is going to take more peo-
ple getting involved, NOW.
Terry Burroughs
Okeechobee Main Street,
Okeechobee County Fair
Association, Inc.

Community Calendar

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.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at 863-
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863-763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
be hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents
and their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants
during the class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
'Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the Just for Today Club, 101. Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call 863-357-3053.

Wednesday, May 28
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace: Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5.until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.

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Okeechobee nearly his entire
life. He is a member of the
Seventh Day Adventist Church
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nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Tuesday, May 27, from 5 until
7 p.m. Services will be in the
Buxton Funeral Home chapel
on May 28, at 10 a.m. with
internment following at Ever-
green Cemetery.
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made in Mr. Garden's memory
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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

Water Softener- 2 yrs. old, in-
cludes 1/2 hp Gould's pump,
salt tank and carbon filtration
tank $500 (863)467-0128

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Dep. In town. No pets. Call
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
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last & sec. Will sell for
$189,900. Call
(863)467-6309 for appt.

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Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835


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Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

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Case No.: 2008-DR-342
Paulino Valdez
Isldra Arellano Castaneda
TO: Isidra Arellano Castaneda
6668 NE 7th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acton has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Paulino
Valdez, whose address is 6668 NE 7th
St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or be-
fore June 11, 2008, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court at 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the peti-
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
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Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can resultt in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
DATED: 5/9/2008
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

GELDINGS (3)- Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.
Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, rides well, $550

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, r w/d, clean.
Move In Special!
%7 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
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 - 2/2, TownHouse, Oak
Lake Villas, $825/mo +
sec., Very nice, Available 6/1
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage.
$1000 mo. Call Roland
1BR/IBA, furnished or unfur-
nished, pool & tennis, boat
dock, very nice. $700/mo. +
sec. deposit. 561-324-4902 or
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1BR
$695 or 2BR $895 + electric.
Annual lease. 215-359-7779

3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
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/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $600/mo + $600
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.

OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, lba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
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

Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
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 -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

FSBO - $99,000. 3BR/1.5BA,
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
$129,900 (863)484-0809
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
pvt. 1 acre lot, large oaks.
For sale by owner. Call Nikki

Mobile Homes

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

ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
1br, lba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
2/2's @ $500, 3/2's @
$650, yearly lease, No pets,
$1000 sec. (863)763-4031
RENTER - 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214
carport, on fenced corner lot,
quiet area. Will lease with
option to buy. $800/mo. Call

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

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

1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, runs great,
drives great, blue & tan,
$3750 (863)467-8959
SATURN 1994 - 4 Dr., Ma-
roon, Auto., Low miles. All
new parts. $800 or best of-
fer. (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
FORD F350 '94 - 4x4, 6.4 die-
sel, XLT, white, full FabTech
upgrade, Pioneer Z1 stereo,
DVD, GPS, too many up-
grades to list. $32,450


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OHS student athletes honored

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Mary Huff was named OHS female athlete of the year. Publix
Supermarket sponsors the Athlete of the Month awards.


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Randi Barnes of the swim
team was named OHS
Athlete of the Month for

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Joleyne Skeen of the vol-
leyball was named OHS
Athlete of the Month for

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Bryan Suarez of the track team was named OHS Athlete
of the Month in March. Bryan was also named OHS male
athlete of the year. Publix Supermarket sponsors the

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Giovanni Jimenez of the
boys soccer team was
named OHS Athlete of the
Month for December. OHS
student athletes honored.

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Robbie Harrell, who is
on the wrestling team,
was named Okeechobee
High school Athlete of the
Month for December.

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Sports News in Brief
TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments
are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially)
non-boaters are welcome. For information call Dave Stout at
863-467-2255. The club also sponsors and presents the annual Lee
McAllister Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.

Shoreline Seawall sponsors golf tourney
On Saturday, June 7, at the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club, the Real Life Children's Ranch will hold their annual
Golf Tournament sponsored by Shoreline Seawall, Inc. Four
person scramble. 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Included with registration is a continental breakfast provided by
Pat's Lakeside Cafe and a full lunch at the Country Club. Win a
brand new car from Accardi/Milrot for a hole in one, plus other
prizes including an autographed hat and photo from Greg Nor-
man, four weekly passes to the 2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout in
Naples, (part of the PGA Tour) and many more prizes. There
will be many contests too -- like closest to the pin, toilet bowl
contest and more. Registration of $50 for individuals and $200
for teams. Register at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club
or by calling Real Life Childrens Ranch at 863-763-4242. For
more information or to hear about sponsorship opportunities
call Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200. Real Life Children's Ranch
is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds
from the tournament benefit Real Life Childrens Ranch, where
they have been helping abused, abandoned and neglected chil-
dren for over 50 years.




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