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Thursday, May 29, 2008


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Briefs
Halfway house
seeks volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House a Moderate Risk Com-
mitment Program for 13-18
year old male youth is seeking
volunteers who can "make a
difference in the life of a youth".
We are seeking volunteers to
read, be a guest speaker, play
music, tutor, educate youth on
a trade, assist with a project, in-
struct youth on building a proj-
ect, or just hang out with youth.
Volunteer hours and times can
vary. Please contact Tom Jones
or Joshua Stoddard at (863)
357 0047.
A Childs World of-
fers VPK sign ups
VPK is a quality early educa-
tion program aimed at helping
your child toenter school ready
and eager to learn.
The Summer 2008 program
is available to children who are
eligible for kindergarten in Fall
of 2008 and have not attended
VPK, birth date ranges Sept. 2,
2002 - Sept. 1, 2003. To register,
bring proof of Florida residen-
cy Drivers License, utility bill,
residential rental agreement or
Florida identification card, (no
PO Box) Birth Certificate/proof
'of age. Staff from the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeecho-
bee will be on hand to answer
questions and inform parents
.of program specifics.

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


Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.72 feet
Last Year: 9.02 feet
ored By'

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

Index
Classifieds...... .............8, 9
Com 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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Local FCAT scores released


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School' system has received
FCAT Norm-Referenced Test
(NRT) scores for third through
tenth grade.
The only scores yet to be re-
leased are the FCAT SSS Read-
ing, Math, and Science scores
that will come in the near future.
The only FCAT SSS scores that
have been received are the third
grade scores and the high school
retakes.


Third graders came in with 50
for their median National Percen-
tile Rank (NPR) in the district as
compared to 60 percent for the
state in reading. In math, district
third graders scored a 54 NPR,
nine percent below the state av-
erage.
Seminole Elementary School
(SEM) is the only school that im-
proved in reading, raising their
NPR eight percent to 45. Ever-
glades Elementary School (EES)
remained the same at 47, Cen-
tral Elementary School (CES) fell
four percent to 52, while South


Elementary School (SES) fell
eight percent to 53. North El-
ementary School (NES) fell nine
percent to 57.
In math, third graders in all of
the district elementary schools
fell with CES falling six percent
to 59; Everglades and Seminole
falling eight percent to. 52 and
44 respectively; South falling 11
percent to 57; and North falling
12 percent to 61.
District fourth graders came
in seven percent below the state
average for reading at 62 and six
percent below the state average


WinterGuard: OHS students take honors .


Submitted photo/OHS
WinterGuard 2008 which began with auditions in November of 2007 earned a rating of
Superior at the District level for the Florida Bandmaster's Association, earned a rating
of Superior at the Marching Auxiliaries Competition in Orlando, and earned a rating of
Superior at the State level for the Florida Bandmaster's Association. Characters were
Kevin Shumate, Steven Standefer, Kathleen Turner, Liz Turner and Austin Rexroad.


in math with a 65.
According to Sharon Suits, di-
rector of K-12 accountability and
assessment, the NRT scores for
third grade have helped create
the smallest group of third grad-
ers that have to attend the sum-
mer reading camp.
If a student scores less than
a level 2 on the FCAT SSS, then
their NRT scores are looked at. If
they scored a 45 percent NPR or
higher then they are promoted
to fourth grade. If they did not,
they have to attend the Summer
Reading Camp where they will


be required to pass the SAT 10
assessment at the end of camp
in order to be promoted.
If they do not pass the SAT 10,
they are held back in third grade
for the year.
All district elementary schools
made gains in fourth grade read-
ing with CES leading the pack
with a gain of 12 percent, raising
their NPR to 67. Everglades im-
proved nine percent raising their
score to 60; North increased
seven percent to 65; South in-
See Scores - Page 2


Two wildfires


inside dike



have rekindled


GLADES COUNTY - Two
out of the five wildfires inside
the dike which surrounds Lake
Okeechobee have rekindled ac-
cording to the Florida Division
of Forestry.
Smoke is affecting com-
munities along the west coast.
Resources are being used to
contain these, wildfires to the
interior of Lake Okeechobee
because of the inaccessibility
and difficulty of terrain the fires
are burning in.
The wildfires in the interior


of the lake are on swampy ter-
rain that Division of Forestry
Firefighters and equipment
cannot access safely. These
wildfires are very slow moving
on the grassy boggy interior of
the lake. Firefighter safety is a
priority and putting out heavy
equipment in the lake will en-
trap firefighters.
All of these wildfires were
caused by humans either in-
tentionally or accidentally. The
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Submitted photo/OHS
The Okeechobee High School Winter Guard 2008 has performed at the superior rating
this season. (front row-left to- right) Dianna Bradley, Michelle Spears, Kathleen Turner,
Brooke Stewart, Liz Turner, Erica Williams, Amber Fessl, (middle row-left to right) Kay-
eDee Parrish, Emily Metz, Brittany Elliott, Katie Ammons, Laura Sauce,do, (back row-left
to right) Caleb Ball, Austin Rexroad, Kevin Shumate, Steven Standefer, Dylan Hughes,
and Daved Hall.


Train station is


link to history


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Unless current plans are
changed, it looks like Okeecho-
bee will lose another link to the
past.
The 1926 Mediterranean style
railroad station, built the year af-
ter the courthouse, is slated for
demolition on June 30.
The train station dates back
to the days when gasoline was
$0.28 a gallon and a room for
two at the Southland Hotel, a
long demolished Okeechobee
landmark, was about $7.
Lifelong Okeechobee resi-
dent Betty Chandler Williamson,


president of the Okeechobee
Historical Society, recalls wait-
ing for the train in the old train
station which she remembers as
having a fireplace. She said that
the mail came twice a day by
train. Whenever residents heard
the train whistle they knew that
mail would be in their post office
boxes within an hour.
Underneath the sign
"Okeechobee" in the picture
of the station is a barrel which
probably contained catfish.
Commercial fishing was a big
business in Okeechobee and
catfish were shipped out in such
See Station - Page 2


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
This picture from the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty
Chandler Williamson shows the Okeechobee train station in better days. Notice the freight
carts lined up beside the building. They used to be a common sight at train stations and
were used to load freight onto the trains.


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Hospital volunteer honored
Sonnora Glaubius, volunteer at Raulerson Hospital, was recently awarded the 100 hour
pin. In January she will be taking courses at IRCC as part of dual enrollment in hopes
of becoming a nurse. Pictured with Sonnora are other hospital volunteers: (left to right)
Marion Barrett, VP of volunteers, Sonnora Glaubius, Gail Schultz, former President of vol-
unteers and Bob Groth, Secretary of volunteers. Congratulations to Sonnora.


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Scores
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creased five percent to 65; and
Seminole increased four percent
+ to 49.
New Endeavor High School
(NEHS) students in fourth grade
who were tested scored equal to
those who tested last year with 37
Median NPR.
Math for fourth graders went
down at all elementary schools
-except for Central who raised
their NPR by three percent to 73.
South went down four percent to
76; North went down seven per-
cent to 66; Everglades went down
nine percent to 61; and Seminole
went down 11 percent to 54.
NEHS fourth graders went down
. 13 percent to 37.
District fifth graders came in
at 66 in.reading on the NRT, only
seven percent lower than the
. state average. In math fifth grad-
ers came in eight behind the state
at 77.
Seminole made the biggest
increase of five percent raising
their NPR to 61; South raised two
percent to 74; and NEHS raised
one percent to 43. Central fell one
percent scoring in at 66; North fell
four percent scoring 68; while Ev-


erglades fell eight percent scoring
63 in reading.
In math, both South and Semi-
nole raised 5 percent to 79 and 65
respectively. Central remained at
71 and Everglades remained at 64
while North lost 10 percent falling
to 67. NEHS only lost one percent,
dropping their math score for fifth
grade to 38.
District sixth graders almost
mirrored the state averages with
reading scores only coming short
by two percent at 63 and math
scores matching the state average
of 71.
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
fell seven points in reading while
Osceola Middle School (OMS)
scores remained the same as last
year's 63.
In math, both middle schools
made gains with YMS gaining
eight percent raising their score
to 74; and OMS gaining three per-
cent raising their score to 68.
District seventh graders came
in four percent below the state
average of 70 in reading and only
two percent below the state aver-
age in math of 72.
Seventh graders at Yearling and
Osceola both increased their per-
formance in reading and math.
Osceola increased seven per-
cent to 65 and Yearling increased
5 percent to 68 in reading. Osce-


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barrels by rail.
The importance of the rail-
road to Okeechobee during those
times is indicated by the fact that
in 1926 the Okeechobee News
carried this caption in large let-
ters across the bottom of the front
page: "South Florida's Chicago-
Okeechobee the highway, railway
and waterway center."
Other cities around Florida
have preserved their railroad heri-
tage. The next station up the line,
Sebring, has restored their 1924
station and it is listed in the Na-


ola increased three percent to 70
and Yearling increased one per-
cent to 71 in math.
Eighth graders in the district
came in seven percent below the
state average at 61 in reading and
six percent below the state aver-
age at 68 in math.
Ninth graders in the district
came in six points under the state
at 61 in reading and three under
that state in math at 70. Okeecho-
bee Freshman Campus (OFC)
fell nine percent in reading to 63
and' fell six percent in math to
71. Ninth graders at NEHS fell 12
percent to 19 in reading and eight
percent to 35 in math.
Tenth graders at Okeechobee
High School (OHS) came in five
percent lower than the state aver-
age at 66 in reading, even with a
gain of 11 percent bringing their
school total to 67. In math, OHS
tenth graders were only shy from
the state average by two percent
with a 61, which was one percent
short of last year's scores.
Overall, the district is gaining
according to Mrs. Suits. While
there have been some slides in
the gap between the state and the
district in certain areas, other ar-
eas have closed gaps.
"Every year we catch up a little
bit more and a little bit more,"
stated Mrs. Suits. "Improvement


tional Register of Historical Plac-
es. Other Florida cities have pre-
served their depots even though
they no longer have passenger
service. The Zephyrhills Depot
Museum is housed in the city's
restored 1927 Atlantic Coast Line
depot. The City of Lake Wales re-
stored its 1928 train station and
converted it into a museum. It is
operated with the support of the
City of Lake Wales and the His-
toric Lake Wales Society.
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at the high school levels shows
us that the foundation built in the
lower grades is improving our
scores."
The FCAT Reading and Math-
ematics Norm-Referenced Test
(NRT) was first administered in
2000, and since that time, Har-
court Assessment, Inc., which is
now Pearson Education, Inc., has
been the FCAT NRT contractor.
The NRT portion of the FCAT
is currently a custom form of the
Stanford 10, published by The
Psychological Corporation (a di-
vision of Pearson) and was first
administered in Florida in March
2005. From 2000-2004, the FCAT
NRT was the Stanford 9.
The Reading scores are based
on the Reading Comprehension
subtest, and the Mathematics
scores are based on the Problem
Solving subtest. All students in
Grades 3-10 take the NRT.
These scores are used to assist
in placement of students for the
next school year in conjunction
with the FCAT scores.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Fires
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Florida Division of Forestry is ask-
ing anyone who knows about any
information pertaining to these
fires or sees anyone acting sus-
piciously'before, during or after a
fire has started, please call the toll
free Arson Alert Hotline at 1-800-
342-5869. Callers may be eligible
for up to a $5,000 reward for in-
formation leading to the arrest
and conviction of an arsonist.
The Florida Highway Patrol
has been actively monitoring the
roads around Lake Okeecho-
bee and smoke on the highway
signs are posted. Smoke is still a


nuisance to the areas west of the
lake. Roads that may be affected
by smoke may include but not
limited to: County Road 74, 720
and 721. State Roads that would
be affected 27, 78 & 29.
Officials are asking residents to
call 511 for updated road closures
and use the Florida Highway Pa-
trol Web site for current road clo-
sure information. Smoke may cre-
ate conditions where visibility on
roadways is seriously impaired.
Five wildfires inside the dike
include:
* Grassy Island - first reported
May 1. This wildfire is still 100 per-
cent contained at 2,756.4 acres.
* Myakka Cut - first reported
May 2. This wildfire is 90 percent
contained at 23,000 acres. This


fire rekindled and is burning well
into the interior. During the hot-
test part of the day, the wildfire is
producing more smoke and some
flames. This wildfire will require a
significant amount of rain in order
to control it.
* Robertson - first reported
May 11. This wildfire is 100 per-
cent contained at 21 acres. It is
currently considered controlled
- "Dead Out."
* Curry Island - first reported
May 15. This wildfire is 100 per-
cent contained at 15 acres. The
fire is considered controlled -
"Dead Out."
* Big Bear Beach - first re-
ported May 17. This wildfire is 90
percent contained at 227 acres.
Rekindled and slowly burning


additional acreage. This wildfire
is near the town of Lakeport.
Disk lines (fire breaks) have been
established along the rim from
Moore Haven to the Kissimmee
River. Then the rim of the Lake
serves as another fire break and
finally there is a canal that sepa-
rates the town from the wildfire
that is in the lake.
Agencies involved include:
Florida Division of Forestry,
Glades County Fire/Rescue, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, US Army Corps of Engineers,
Clewiston Fire Rescue, Florida
Department of Agriculture, Flor-
ida Department of Transporta-
tion, Florida Highway Patrol and
Glades County Sheriff.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly sunny. The high will be around 90. The wind will
be fiom the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 70. The wind
will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph
after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind
will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
The wind will be frqm the east at 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around
5 mph after midnight.
Saturday: Partly Sunny. The high will be in the lower 90s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 70.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30
percent.


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Bright Futures - Academic
Students were recognized at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night for earning
Florida Bright Futures. Those that received the highest scholarship were (left to right) Jo-
nas Whidden, Jesse Bryant, Michael Coker, Rafe Erwin, Joseph Davis, (front) Erin Tewks-
bury, Rosalinda Torres, Rina Boswell, and Kyla Cynthia.


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TALLAHASSEE - Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging consumers to dis-
pose of a pork crackling product
produced by Sofia Chicharones
Inc., of Miami and sold at the
company's retail store on May 12
due to possible salmonella con-
tamination.
The health alert was initiated
after the product tested positive
for salmonella during a routine
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
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that the product is no longer avail-
able for sale but is concerned that

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).
* William Robert Bell, 32, 152
Terrace, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested on May 27 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant on the felony
charge of violation of probation
- defrauding a financial business.
His bond has been set at $10,000.
* Steve Henry Futch, 24, N.E.
15 Avenue, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 27 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant on a felony
charge of habitually driving with
license suspended. His bond was
set at $5,000.
* Robert James Hosier Jr, 40,
Palm Court, Buckhead Ridge, was
arrested May 27 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant on the felony
charges of eight counts of viola-
tion of probation - grand theft,
eight counts of violation of pro-
bation - uttering a forged instru-
ment and five counts of violation
of probation - forgery. No bond
was set.
* Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 27,
Click Drive, Moorehaven, was ar-
rested on May 27 on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant on the felony
charge of third amended viola-
tion of probation - reckless driv-
ing causing property damage. No
bond has been set.
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.


packages of the snack food re-
main in the homes of consum-
ers.
"It is important that consum-
ers do not consume this prod-
uct," Mr. Bronson said. "If you
are a customer of the store where
this product was sold, check your
kitchen shelves. If you have this
item, dispose of it."
The potentially tainted prod-
uct was sold in one pound and
five pound bags on May 12 and is
labeled "FULLY COOKED PORK
CRACKLINGS WITH ATTACHED
SKIN." Each package bears a la-
bel with the establishment num-
ber "EST.21055" inside the USDA


mark of inspection, as well as a
packed date of "051208-1."
Mr. Bronson noted that there
have been no reports of any food
borne illness associated with the
product.
Consumption of food con-
taminated with salmonella can
be life threatening to those with
compromised immune systems,
such as infants, the elderly, per-
sons with HIV infection or those
undergoing chemotherapy. For
most people, the most common
symptoms include diarrhea, ab-
dominal cramps, nausea and fe-
ver.


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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
FUEL PRICES: In response to the person asking about gas stations
changing their prices daily, here is a fraction of why. Some gas stations
do not pay for their fuel until it is physically pumped that day. They.
must charge the current market price dictated by the stock market,
etc. and their profit 2-6 cents per gallon. Other stations pay cash on
delivery and can maintain lower prices until the next load of fuel is
delivered. Gas stations other than strictly fueling stations make their
money on candy, drinks, etc. Regardless of what you hear, supply and
demand effects the price of fuel and little else. OPEC only decides
whether to increase production, which will only dwindle limited sup-
plies faster. Our own use dictates price, every single mother needs an
excursion or expedition, teens with F350 trucks etc. Oil companies
with domestic production can produce less expensively than OPEC
and that is why the record profits are there. They sell their oil at market
price and make large profits on the difference. This is free enterprise,
capitalism at its finest and a core ideology of America, any business
owner would do the same. Also China is booming and at their current
rate will consume all available crude produced by 2010, then what
people? In Europe and Canada, AUDI and Honda sell diesel automo-
biles that get 70-80 mpg. In every other country mainly diesel vehicles
are used with much higher miles per gallon, also to run on vegetable
oil (biodiesel). Rudolph Diesel invented his diesel engine to run on
vegetable oil and toured the U.S. to promote his engine in 1906. He
stated it would take Americans 100 years to learn the value of efficien-
cy. We can grow our own fuels here, supporting farmers and reducing
dependence on foreign oil.
ETHANOL: Ethanol uses more energy to produce than can be
gained. It was tried 20 years ago and we are repeating the same mis-
take. Using animal and human food stocks to produce mandated
ethanol fuels will increase our food prices double next year from this
year. You cannot use corn, a major animal crop to produce fuel. The
government subsidies make the corn farmers rich but destroy every-
one else. We can produce most products made with petroleum such
as fuel, paints, textiles, building materials, etc. with hemp naturally.
This is fact. We need to grow our future domestically and cut the jugu-
lar to the Middle East, true freedom. All this is fact and known for
a century but big business owns our politicians. Why have we not
gained increased automobile efficiency in the 30 + years since the 70s
oil crisis like other countries? Its up to us to change it. Read these
books for proof: "Biodiesel America" and "The Emperor Wears No
Clothes." We are on a down hill slide and no longer have the money
and power we once had.
TRAIN STATION: CSX is still planning to demolish our historic
train depot built in 1924. The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
Main Street would like to save and refurbish the old train station. This
is a piece of our history and we don't want to lose it. With the high
price of fuel, I believe more people would ride the train if they had
the convenience of a train station, instead of having to buy tickets by
mail and wait at a bus shelter with no way of finding out if a train is
late or how late it will be. If you want to save the Train Station, make
your opinion known. Contact CSX. Contact your city council. Make
some noise.
DANCE: This is regarding the middle school dance and how some
gf the girls dressed. Why should you be surprised how they dress?
Looklat television. All of the ads.are pushing the girls to grow up so
fast-.Kids should be kids, not pushed to be adults when they are 13
years old. No wonder we have so many teenage mothers.
ELECTIONS: I think it is good that we have some new people
running for office. Maybe it will create some debates on the issues. I
don't think any of the elected officials should just stay in office unop-
posed. If there is no opposition, the voters should still get to say "yes"
or "no" to keeping the official. However, I suspect that as we get closer
to the election we will see more candidates in all of the local races. I
hope this year they have some local debates where members of the
public can come and question the candidates. The Chamber of Com-
merce used to sponsor that kind of thing. Maybe some other local
civic groups could help sponsor debates too. It would be a service to
the community. People need to have a chance to find out where these
candidates stand on the local issues.
SIGNS: This is to the person who complained about the political
signs. If you think there is a problem, why don't you call the Supervi-
sor of Elections Office? Calling Speak Out doesn't solve the problem.
Even if the Supervisor of Elections reads Speak Out, how is she sup-
posed to know where the signs are? And signs can be posed on pri-
vate property with the property owner's permission.
ATVS: I read about the man who is in trouble for attacking the boys
on the ATVs. It sounds like he went too far. But did you consider that
he was frightened? These people had no business being on .his land.
When you are surprised by strangers on your property, your natural
reaction could be to suspect they are up to no good and try to defend
yourself. These kids are running wild on the ATVs. They need to stay
off other people's property. If you don't know who owns the property,
stay off. You certainly know that you don't own it. There is not any
public property up on the prarie. It is all private. If you don't own it,
stay off.



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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 29
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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Avb. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W. 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Friday, May 30
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.


Community Events

Summer camp at Lake Denton
Summer camp at Lake Denton is back! Camps in June will be avail-
able for children in second through fifth grades, sixth through eighth
grades and K5 through second grades. The K5-second is one night
with parent participation encouraged. In July they will have camps for
sixth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades. Applica-
tions for camp can be obtained from the website at www.lakedenton-
camp.org or by calling Pam Elders at 863-634-9280 or Phil Elders at
863-634-8722.

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 to 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 (TTY).

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 S.E. Second
Street. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide
network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing ser-
vices to pregnant women and infants. For more information about the
Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition
office, 863-462-5877.

IRCC to present "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 Ave-
nue in Ft. Pierce. Neil Simon's classic play featuring IRCC Fine Arts
Program theatre alumni. Tickets are $12. Call the IRCC Box Office at
1-800-220-9915 or visit www.ircc.edu.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now showing
at the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for
Thursday, May 22, through Thursday, May 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I - "Indiana Jones and the King-
dom of the Crystal" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15
p.m.
Theatre II - "Iron Man" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:15 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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
'der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
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Health News in Brief


Welcome House
offers programs
Welcome House is now ac-
cepting applications. Membership
is free, if you are at east 18 years
of age and have an emotional or
psychiatric diagnosis, or if you are
under a doctor's care or simply
taking medication for emotional
problems, they welcome you
to drop in and join the circle of
friends.
Welcome House offers sched-
uled activities at least three times
a week such as: arts and crafts,
support groups, outings, and pre-
sentations. they are open 7 days a
week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
more information, call Hilda or
James at 863-467-1026.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,


anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for more infor-
mation. Family members are wel-
come.

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
munity.
The purpose of the program
is to reduce adult and youth to-
bacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses
and community organizations in
the county.
For information, call 863-462-
5781.


Diabetes Support
Group at Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a
monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the
hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you
have any questions please call
the program coordinator, Wanda
Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at
863-763-5093.
Red Cross offers HIV/
AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-
tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at 863-763-2488
for information.


Submitted photo

OHS Drama goes to the theatre
The Okeechobee High School Drama Club had the pleasure of attending the Wednesday,
May 14, evening performance of Sweeney Todd at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
A total of 36 students attended the performance. After the performance they were treated
to a question and answer session with some of the cast members as well as the musical
director, Andy Einhorn. Ms. Aja Kane, stage manager with the Sweeney Todd tour is a
personal friend of Debbie Raulerson, drama teacher, and she arranged the question and
answer session. On Friday, May 16, Mr. Andy Einhorn, musical conductor for the tour,
came to Okeechobee and lectured to all the drama class students, drama club students
and the Jazz Band class.


Obituaries


Jessica Susan Berger
Jessica Susan Berger, age 59,
of Okeechobee, died Friday, May
23, 2008 in New York.
She was born Nov. 23, 1948 in
Miami. She had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 38 years
and was a member of the Church
of Our Saviour Episcopal. She en-
joyed music, fishing, ocean sports
and riding.
She is preceded in death by a
brother, Carl P. Arant, Jr. and par-
ents, Carl P. and Muriel Arant.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Katharine (Kevin) Williams of
Okeechobee; son, Eric P. Berger
of New York City, N.Y; grand-
daughters, Rachel L. Williams,
Hannah G. Williams, both of
Okeechobee; a sister, Muriel Kay
Heimer of Lake City and a neice,
Carolyn (Gary) Bokinsky of Rich-
mond, Va.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, May 31, at 2
p.m. in the Church of Our Savior
Episcopal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal
Scholarship Fund.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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 Williams. Her
hobbies included reading, gar-
dening 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 ad-
dition, she is survived by one
brother, Bill (Betty) Finley of West
Palm Beach; three grandsons,
Joe Padget III of Tampa, Michael
(Chanda) Linn of White, Ga.,
Adam Williams of Georgia; two
granddaughters; Michelle Padgett
of Cape Coral and Danielle Wil-
liams of Deltona. There are two
great-granddaughters; Kyleigh
Linn of White, Ga. and Bailey Wil-
liams of Deltona.
A memorial service was held
on Thursday, May 22, at the Maple
Grove Baptist Church on Hwy 78
in Lakeport with Rev. Greg Finley
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hope Hospice of Clewiston.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory.


Beginning June 1, 2008,
Okeechobee-Landfill, Inc.
will no longer be accepting cas" "
payments for disposal. Customers
pay with checks or credit/debit cards.
Thank you! '


Richard 'Ricky'
Gonzalez
Richard "Ricky" Gonzalez, age
40, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
May 25, 2008 in
St. Mary's Hospi-
tal. He was born
on Feb. 4, 1968
in Okeechobee,
where he had
been a lifetime
resident. He
was a wonderful ,'
man who will Richard
be truly missed Gonzalez
by his beloved
family and friends.


Cheryl Odell


He is preceded in death by his
father: Bonifacio Carrion Gonza-
lez.
He is survived by his wife, Pris-
cilla Gonzalez; his son, Ricardo
Gonzalez; his daughter, Saman-
tha Gonzalez; mother, Margarita
T. Gonzalez; brothers, Barney C.
(Carla) Gonzalez, Mike Gonzalez,
all of Okeechobee; sisters, Teresa
(Alfonso) Aviles of Katy, Texas,
Maggie (Julio) Sandoval, Tina G.
Ramos, Anita Pacheco, Juanita
Rodriquez and Lisa M. Rodriquez,
all of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Satur-
day, May 30, from 10 a.m. until
service time at noon in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel, 110


Dwayne Montie, D.O.


N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Wallace Richard Pohl
Wallace Richard Pohl, age 52,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
May 24, 2008 at his residence. He
was born Feb. 10, 1956 in Red-
bank, N.J. and had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1969. He en-
joyed gardening, fishing, camping
and spending quality time with his
daughter, granddaughter, loving
companion Tonya, and family.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Alicen (Jimmy) Pohl-Triliegi


of Orange Park; granddaughter,
Autumn Rose Triliegi of Orange
Park; father and mother, Wallace
and Corinne Pohl of Okeechobee;
brothers, Robert (Chris) Pohl of
Okeechobee; sisters, Carol (Bru-
no) Zupp of Coral Springs, Deb-
bie (John) Brooks of Pompano,
Nancy (Kevin) Rucks of Okeecho-
bee and loving companion/care-
taker, Tonya Campbell-Ford.
There will be no visitation or
services. In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Thursday, June 5th, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Seating Is Limited. Call 467-6767
Presented by Cheryl Odell, Cosmetic Coordinator
Procedures by Dwayne Montie, D.O.
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We offer Courtesy Transportation, Mileage Reimbursement,
FREE Second Opinions and FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings.
Now Accepting New Patients
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is pleased to announce


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Oncology & Hematology

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-All insurance plans accepted and filed.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Submitted photo
Brent Teany Memorial
Brad Teany (left) and Shannon Peterson (right) presented
the Brent Teany Memorial Scholarship to Evan King, Rob-
ert Coleman, Kaylee Eckhardt and Kylie Eckhardt at the
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night.


Submitted photo
American Legion Post 64
Ten students were recognized by the American Legion and
Auxiliary Post 64 with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to
$1,500. These students were (left to right): Jordan Verano,
Matthew Strickland, Daniel Cottone, Raymond Renick,
Raymond Aguilar, (front) Skylar Clark, Alicia Lewis, Heath-
er Rogers, Whitley Burch and Jordyn Nealis. The awards
were presented by Ruth and John Munger.


Submitted photo
Army Montgomery G.I. Bill
Sgt. Whisenhunt attended Scholarship Night at Okeecho-
bee High School to award the students with money to
further their educations. The students are Ryan Starnes
(left), Samantha Sulzer and Henry Negron (right).


Bob Teany Memorial
Michael Webb, Mitchell Bryner, (front) Kyrstin Hargraves,
Rosalinda Torres, and Erin Tewksbury were awarded the Bob
Teany Memorial Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's
Scholarship Night. Awards were presented by Brad Teany
(left), Dale Barrett (right), and Janet Acommando.


SGlades He!ith Cire Center
I , * Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
Healthcare Services Include:
*Specialized Wound Care .Resident &.Family Council Groups
*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
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or apply in person
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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

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Medical Services435





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Beauty Supplies 525
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Firewood 605
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Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620Q
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Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645,
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 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
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$150 Call 863-634-4202


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


CHAIN LINK DOG PEN
10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE
(863)634-9945 OR
(863)763-3822
JACK RUSSEL - male, neu-
tered, brown & white, collar,
vic. of Potter Rd. REWARD!
(863)634-3650
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that's updated regularly:
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 8Q5



GELDINGS (3) - Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.
(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



IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
Move In Special!
'/ 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
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, ba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call
561-255-4377



OKEE -2/2, TownHouse, Oak
Lake Villas, '$825/mo +
sec., Very nice, Available 6/1
(772)579-7562
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage.
$1000 mo. Call Roland
863-634-7722
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1BR
$695 or 2BR $895 + electric.
Annual lease. 215-359-7779


2br/1ba fully furnished, non
smoking, No pets, 1st, last,
& Security, $750/mo +
utilities (863)467-0504
BASSWOOD ESTATES, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1.5BA,
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$850 mo. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155


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
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, 1ba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950



Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
(863)467-0831


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Business Places -
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 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
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2
acre, metal root, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869


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BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 2br, 2ba,
fully turn, util incld, $350/wk,
$1200/mo, long term
(863)824-0981
GOOD HOME NEEDS GOOD
RENTER - 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214
MOBILE HOME - 3BR/2BA,
carport, on fenced corner lot,
quiet area. Will lease with
option to buy. $800/mo. Call
863-634-3451.



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


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LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechebee,
Florida 34972 on JUNE 13, 2008, at
9:00 A.M Pursuant to Ronda Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and VIN
are as follows.
1999 Suzuki RM125 Dirt Bike
VIN#JS1RF15Ci 2101506
1998 MIsibishi Montero Sport
VIN#JA4LS31P3WP000427.
1988 Ford Econollne Van
VIN#1FTEE14YOJHA41213
1980 Oldsmobile 4 Door
VIN#3R69AAM531998
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo
VIN#2G1WX12X2T9165413
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will be accepted. Seller reserves the
rght of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
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S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 47 2008 CP 0000 68
ESTATE OF
ROBERT ALLEN JOHNSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Robert
Allen Johnson, deceased, File Number
47 2000 CP00068000 , s pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, lorida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 Northwest
Second Street, Room 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The name and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and -other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents. esJ, ;ji,'riu.l,,
unmatured, contingent ), uu ,
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATED OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication is this
Notice is May 29th, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Cle o Johnson
7549 NW 95th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representative:
GORDON & DONER, PA.
411(1 Northlake Blvd., Second Floor
Palm Beach Gardens, Ronda 33410
Telephone: (561) 799-5070
By: Daniel G. Williams
Fla. Bar #0167630
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th 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; If 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.
Defendant(s).


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 XX00X-
XX-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.OUARTER (SW 1/4) A DIS-
TANCE OF 1.599.21 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 1 DEGREE, 54 MINUTES, 46
SECONDS WEST DISTANCE OF
965.00 FEET 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 I 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 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:
1-800-055-8770.

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

SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
274470 ON 5/22,29/08


ADVERTISEMENT
LOCATION: Okeechobee County Airport
Okeechobee, Florida'
FDOT F.M.No.: TBD
FAA AIP No. 3-12-0055-016-2008 (Pending)
PROJECT: Runway 5-23 Rehalitation, Phase 3
Runway 23 Edge ULighting and PAPI Upgrades
1. SEALED BIOS will be received by the Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida, on or before
Monday, June 9, 2008. until 2:00 PM (Local Time). The project consists of the
following key components of work:
- Demolish Existin Edge Light System
- Construct new HiRL System, Runway 5-23
- Demolish and replace Runway 5 and 23 PAPI
- Construct Runway 14 and 32 PAPI (Optional Bid)
The Owner reserves the right to hold all bids for a maximum period of 120 days
prior to awarding the contract or rejecting all bids.
2. At the time mentioned above, bidding will be closed and those proposals re-
ceived will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Office.
3 All proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished by the Owner. Each
proposal submitted shall be placed with all required attachments in a sealed enve-
lope, and this envelope shall in turn be placed in a 9 x 12 inch envelope. Both en-
velopes must be sealed and marked as follows:
Bids for the Project: Runway 5-23 RehabilltaBon, Phase 3,
Runway 23 Edge Lighting and PAPI U pgrades
Okeechobee County Airport
Okeechobee, Florida
To Be Opened: June 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Firm Submitting Bid:
4. Copies o plans and specifications will be available on or after May 29, 2008,
and may be examined after this date at the office of Okeechobee Countv Airport.
2800 N.W. 20th Trail. Okeechobee. FL 34972.
5. Plans and Specifications may be purchased beginning May 29, 2008 for a fee of
one hundredand 00/100 dollars ($100.00) per set from AVCON, INC., 5555 East
Mich igan Street Suite 200, Odando. FL 32822-2779. Contract Documents will
be soad only as complete sets. Plan set purchases will be non-refundable and will
become property of the bidder. Bidders must be registered olan holders.
6. Questions regarding the plans and specifications may be directed in writing to
James A. Kriss, RE., Senior Project Manager at (407) 599-1133 (Fax), or via e-
mail: lakriassavconilnc.com.
7. No pre-proposal conference will be held regarding this work. However, the Con-
tractors may ask questions of the designer and the Owner, and will be afforded an
opportunity to tour the site to familiarize themselves with the operational needs ol
the airport, and to inspect the project site in detail. Contact Mr. Vernon Gray, Air-
port Manager to schedule a visit to the project site. All work is located inside the
airport operatingarea, and may be accessed only withth the permission of the Air-
port Manager. The final day for questions to be submitted in writing or email to
the Engineer will be Wednesday, June 4, 2008. All questions, timely received will
be answered in one or more addenda to the documents to be issued on or before
June 5, 2008.
B. A certified check, drawn upon a state or national bank, or a bid bond issued by a
corporate Surety licensed to conduct business in the State of FIdoda, in a sum noi
less than five percent (5%) of the total amount bid, made payable to the Okeecho-
bee County B.O.C.C., is required with each bid.
9. This is a federally funded project and the use of certified disadvantaged busi-
nesses (DBE) is encouraged. The DBE goal for this project is 10% of the told
contract value.
10. A Performance Bond for an amount not less than 100% of the bid price and a
Payment Bond or an amount not less than 100% of the bid price will be required
from the selected bidder at the time he/she enters into a contract with the County.
11. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to waive any infor-
mality of the bids received.
12. No proposal may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt
of proposals for a period of 120 days.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, florida
3haron Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
3keechobee County, Florida
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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 Merril Lynch
Mortgage Investors, Inc. 2006-RM3,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Kevin Hill and Debbie Hill, His Wife; Un-
known Parties in Possession #1; Un-
known Parties ip 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.
Defendant(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.
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 Debbie Hill, His Wife are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY AS-
SEMBLY 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-
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 1,758.38 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, Florida, this
15th day of May, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: /S/Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
274494 ON 5/22,29/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
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 E02
Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
E02,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Johnny W. Taylor, St. 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,
Defendant(s).



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 EQ2 Asset-Backed Cer-
tificates, 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 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 E Young
Deputy Clerk
274434 ON 5/22,29/08
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The American

Legion Post 64
501 S.E. Second Street-Okeecho-
bee,
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.to ?
*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 Tuesday 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.. to close with BP Pro-
ductions (Bobby & Penny Karaoke)
(Anyone wishing to perform in the
Lip Sync Programs see Bobby and
Penny)
*SAL Steak Dinner third Sunday
each month $12 donation
*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. Ap-
plications for new members are available.
Call Lou Eder at 863-357-0467 or Jerry Lee
Shields at 863-467-8779 or 863-467-2882.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings are
the first Saturday of the month at 10 am. Con-
tact the Post at 467-2882 for information.


Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at 9983
U.S. 441 N. For information on events, call
863-763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m. Food will
be available for a donation.
* Wednesday: bar bingo starting at 4
p.m. Food will be available.
* Every Thursday: washer toss at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary at 6
p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.) 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 lo-
cated 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 meet-
ings 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 activi-
ties, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-634-8087.


B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone num-
ber is 863-763-2250.
* Sunday: breakfast will be served from


Submitted photos/Bobbi Poole

OHS ROTC

Military Ball 2008
At the 2008 ROTC Military Ball held on May 10,
(right) Cadet Anthony Hernandez received a
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) certifi-
cate and a medal for leadership from SAR Colo-
nel Douglas North. The Battalion S-1 Cadet Jared
Clay stands in the back as Colonel Saucier read
the citation. The well known Grog Ceremony was
also part of the Military ball (above) as Cadets
Dylan Pennington, Samuel Garcia, and Tim Miller
prepare to add ingredients to make the Brah-
man Battalion Punch (Grog) as Cadet Jared Clay
stands in the back and Colonel Saucier reads the
Tradition of the "Grog," at the Okeechobee High
School.


9 until 11 a.m. With many items to choose
from.
* Sunday: Karaoke with open mike at
7 p.m.
* Tuesday: May 20, at 8 p.m., Moose
Membership Meeting. All members should
attend.
* Tuesday: May 27, age 7 p.m., Moose
Enrollment. All prospective members should
attend.
* 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.
* Saturday: dinner starting at 6 p.m.
* Saturday: karaoke night starting at 8
p.m.


Moose Family

Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is lo-
cated at 156 N.W 36th St. in Okeechobee.
Please call the Lodge at 863-763-4954 for
further information, sudden changes and
menus. Guests are invited to enjoy the activi-
ties and consider membership.
* Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11
a.m.
* Horseshoe practice every Sunday at 2
p.m. and Thursday Evening.
* Every Monday, Pool tournaments - sign
up, 7 p.m. Food is served.
* Women's meeting second and fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Officers meetings first and third Tues-
day at 7 p.m.
* Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Moose Legion meetings third Wednes-
day at 7:30 p.m.
* Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m. and Fri-
day night at 7 p.m. - Food Served. (you must
Sbe a member to play bar bingo)
* Dinner and music almost every Satur-
day night.


VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is located at
300 NW 34 St. Contact the Post at (863) 763-
0818 for information or write the Post at PO
Box 1137, Okeechobee FL 34972. The Post
opens at noon
* Monday through Sunday.
* Monday through Thursday: Happy
Hour from 4 until 6 pm.
* Monday: 50 cent hot dogs all day
* Tuesday: Washer toss 1 p.m. Food
available, everyone is welcome.
* Wednesday: Men's Auxiliary Pizza &
Grill 5 until 7 p.m.
* Friday: Bingo 1 p.m. for members and
guests. Food available. Karaoke from 7 to 11
p.m.
* Friday: Men's Auxiliary Pizza & Grill 6
until 9 p.m.
* Saturday: Bar Bingo 1 p.m. for mem-
bers and guest. Food available at bingo. Ka-
raoke from 7 to 11 p.m.
* Sunday: Dinner available from 2 until
4 p.m. Call for menu.
Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings are
held the third Sunday of every month at 11
a.m.
Men's Auxiliary meetings are held the
third Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
We are always looking for new mem-
bers for the Post, Ladies and Men's Auxiliary.
Please come by and get to know us.
Big screen TV for all events and Pool table
in the game room.


VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002
S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call 863-467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new mem-
bers for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Male Aux-
iliary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.


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


VFW Post #10539
* The VFWwill be open Monday through
Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
* Canteen is open Monday through Sat-
urday 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 Auxiliary 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 - Kitchen is open from
5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: Music and Kitchen open from
5 until 8.p.m.
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage dogs for
$1.50 grilled or steamed at noon. Live music
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 members of Okeechobee residents
currently serving overseas. We are forward-
ing packages of needed items to our active
service personnel. For more information or
if you .would like to donate items please con-
tact us, Cheryl Benoit at 863-697-2930.
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are held the first Sunday of every month at
noon. Men's Auxiliary meetings are the sec-
ond Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
* Call 863-763-2308 for the schedule of
events.


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


Cypress Hut

Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of Ea-
gles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S. 441 S.E.
is now open to members Monday-Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sundays from I to
10 p.m. Information can be found by visiting
www.foe4509.com, or calling 863-467-1154.
* Food is served several evenings a
week.
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first
and third Wednesday of each month at the
old Cypress Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7 p.m. on
the second and fourth Wednesday of every
month
* Friday night: 16 oz rib eye steak dinner
with the trimmings beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Editor's note: To add listings or make
changes to the service club news, please
email okeenews@newszap.com.







10 Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 29, 2008


OHS softball team celebrates championships


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
It wasn't too long ago that
thoughts of a girl's softball cham-
pionship at Okeechobee were
best described as a pipe dream.
However those dreams are now
very realistic.
The Lady Brahmans cele-
brated their two straight softball
district championships Tuesday
night with the annual banquet at
the High School cafeteria.
Six graduating seniors were
honored for their contributions
to the program and a number of
younger players were awarded for
their hard work and dedication.
Mary Huff took home the
Most Valuable Player award. The
all conference performer had an
outstanding senior season on
the mound. She won 16 games,
threw five shutouts, four no hit-
ters, and had a 1.03 earned run
average. Huff was also one of the
team's best hitters as she swatted
nearly .400 this year.
"I'm really excited about col-
lege to see how I'll do in the real
world. I'm really glad that coach
saw me as ,a key player for the
team. We're over our loss in the
playoff; we can't do much about
that. Hopefully the girls will beat
Jensen next year," she said.
Freshman Naomi Stevens
turned some heads with her out-
standing play this year. She was


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Taylor Kinman won the top
honor for the junior varsity.
Also in picture is Coach Gina
Davis.


awarded with a spot on the Trea-
sure Lake Conference all confer-
ence team, the Brahman award,
the rookie of the year award, and
the purple bat awarded to the
team's top hitter.
Stevens hit .410 this past year.
She noted winning the top hitter
award meant a lot to her, "The
batting average award, I was re-
ally excited about that. I can't wait
for the next few years. The coach-
es are so amazing in their skills
and I can't wait until they teach
me what they know," she said.
Other awards went to Katarina
Suarez who won the team player
award, Megan Clements who
won the utility player of the year,
and Jordan Marcum, who won
the most improved player award.
Taylor Douglas, another fresh-
man, took home the rising star
award. Laurent Throop won the
unsung hero award and the gold-
en glove award. Throop had the
highest fielding percentage on the
team, .986. She had 127 putouts
and 17 assists this past year. She
was also one of the team's lead-
ing run producers.
The . Brahmans had seven
players named to the Treasure
Lake Conference All Conference
squads. Huff, Stevens, and Throop
were on the first team. Marcum,
Elia Suarez and Douglas made
second team. Megan Clements
earned honorable mention.


Huff and Throop also were
named to the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association all star team.
They recently played in an all star
game in Auburndale. Both girls
are attending St. Petersburg Col-
lege in the fall on a softball schol-
arship. Marcum will attend Miami
Dade Community College on a
softball scholarship.
Marcum said the past four
years have been great and she
will miss her teammates, "I'm
ready to go to college and play
ball. The season was great and
we have our district title. At least
we came out with something."
Scholar athletes this year in-
cluded Taylor Kinman, Brittany
Nichols, Frances Bosworth, Me-
gan Clements, Katarina Suarez,
Elia Suarez and Jordan Nealis.
Seniors honored included
Huff, Throop, Marcum, Elia Su-
arez, Heather Fipps, and Nealis.
Coach Hargraves said she ex-
pects the run of success to con-
tinue at OHS. She said the team
no longer rebuilds but reloads,
noting there are a lot of success-
ful feeder programs contributing
players to the program.
"It means a lot for me to see
the success these girls are having
because I'm a Brahman alumnus.
I want to see this school be some-
thing and be a team of envy. We
won't be overlooked anymore,"
she noted.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Naomi Stevens won the Katarina Suarez won the team
"Rookie of the Year" award, player award.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Mary Huff took home the Most Valuable Player award at the annual Lady Brahmans softball
banquet held Tuesday at OHS. Also in the photo are Head Softball Coach Kim Hargraves
,(left) and Heather Stillians (right).


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