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IWKEECHOBEE


Saturday, May 31, 2008


NEWS
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Briefs

Free summer camp
planned
Suncoast Mental Health Cen-
ter, Inc will be conducting a free
arts and crafts summer camp to
develop peer bonds and social
skills for all Okeechobee chil-
dren. Fun at the Sun will begin
June 17 through Aug. 12 for
ages 6-12 and Thursdays, June
19 through Aug. 14 for ages 13-
18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks
will be provided. Space is lim-
ited, call Yolanda at 863-763-
2288 to sign up.

Okeechobee Autism
Support Group
OkeechobeeAutism Support
Group will meet June 14 from 4
until 5 p.m. It is a new support
group started by a mom with
an autistic child. Do you know
or are you a parent of an au-
tistic child? Meet others going
through the same thing. Share
ideas, news and experiences.
No age requirement, help oth-
ers and teach others is the goal.
This will be held at local resi-
dence that is child friendly with
safe backyard fun. The support
group will be held every other
Saturday of the month starting
June 14. For more information
call Johanna at 910-495-3171 or
email her at leidicrews@msn.
com.

Turtles to be topic of
radio show
Saturday, May 31 at 7:30
a.m., 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM
will have guest speaker Erik
Martin, Scientific Director, Eco-
logical Associates and member
of the board of trustees, Envi-
ronmental Studies Council for
Martin County School District
Environmental Studies Center,
will discuss turtles, lighting or-
dinances, and wind turbines.
This talk will be rebroadcast
again at 1 and 6 p.m. For in-
formation please contact Erik
Martin, Ecological Associates at
772-334-3729 or www.ecologi-
calassociates.com.

Drought Index


Current: 534
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

9.66 feet
Last Year: 8.97 feet

S pored BY:

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

Index
Classifieds................ ............. 8
Comics ....................... ..... 5
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword...................... 5
Obituaries....................... 6
Opinion........................ 4
Speak O ut .................................. 4
Sports....................... 9
TV .............................................. 4
Weather......................... 2
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Exploitation of the elderly charged


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A Palm Beach County man
reportedly coerced, threatened
and charmed a 68-year-old
Buckhead Ridge woman out of
at least $20,000 and perhaps as
much as $50,000 over the past
two years and is now facing felo-
ny charges, Glades County Sher-
iff Investigators said Thursday.
James R. Toombs, 45, was
held on $75,000 bond at the
Glades County Jail immediately


following his arrest. ently borrowed various amounts
The arrest report from Detec- of money to pay for a plumbing
tive Steven Harris noted the inves- license, start a new business; to
tigation began on May 14, after pay expenses related to mov-
the victim came to the Sheriff's ing his family here from Texas,
Office and reported Mr. Toombs and to purchase tools and a 200
had borrowed and schemed to Prowler Industries travel trailer
take the money from her over for the family to live in, the De-
the past year and a half. tective stated.
Mr. Toombs apparently met Toombs also reportedly took
the victim when he did some all of the victim's late husband's
plumbing work for her. That rela- tools, and also stole her medica-
tionship apparently grew to one tion, and sold it back to her, Har-
of a house mate. Toombs appar- ris stated.


Drought continues: Lake coalition meets


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon held its quarterly meeting Friday,
May 30 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. The coalition discussed a variety of
water related issues. Coalition members are, left to right, Hendry County Commis-
sioner Kevin McCarthy, Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, Martin County Com-
missioner Sarah Heard, Okeechobee County Commissioner Clif Betts, Polk County
Commissioner Bob English, Clell Ford, representing Highlands County Commissioner
Edgar Stokes, St. Lucie County Commissioner Joe Smith and Glades County Commis-
sioner Russell Echols. .


Drought
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
A wide range of water r
lated topics were discussed
the Friday May 30 meeting
the County Coalition for R
sponsible Management of Lal
Okeechobee, St. Lucie ar
Caloosahatchee Estuaries an
the Lake Worth Lagoon. Th
coalition, made up of coun
commissioners from 10 sou
Florida counties, held its qua
terly meeting at the Okeech
bee County Civic Center.
Among other things, th
commissioners learned th
the record drought has ha
some good effects. They als
discussed year round water r
strictions and rehabilitation
the Herbert Hoover Dike.
"Water quality in Mart
County is the best it has been
many years due to low water
said Martin County Commi
sioner Sarah Heard. Lee Cou
ty Commissioner Ray Jude


helps water quality
echoed that observation for his water management district got
county on the other coast. a total of $129.5 million for vari-
Okeechobee County Corn- ous projects.
e- missioner Clif Betts, chairman While rainfall for February,
of of the group, reported that the March and April were above
e- Nubbin Slough boat ramp has normal for the 16 county area
ke been completed. served by SFMWD, May rain-
id "Now, all we need is water," fall has been below normal.
nd he added. That was the message of Carl
he Glades * County Commis- Neidrauer. The severity of the
ty sioner Russell Echols reported drought varies over the 16
th that the Pierce and Moore Ha- county area. Well over 440 con-
r- ven canal projects have been secutive days have passed with
o- funded. He thanked the coali- the lake level below 11 feet.
tion for backing his request for Mr. Neidrauer said that wa-
he funds. ter levels in the Kissimmee
at Ernie Barnett of South Flor- chain of lakes was generally at
ad ida Water Management District the bottom of the regulations
so (SFWMD) stated that the recent schedule. This is good news
e- legislative session extended going into the rainy season, as
of bonding authority for paying the lakes will be able to hold
for Everglades restoration. Part more water. Mr. Neidrauer stat-
in of the authorized funding can ed that predictions call for 12 to
in now be used for the northern 16 named storms this year with
r," Everglades area and the estu- six to nine developing into hur-
is- aries. He said the legislature ricanes and 2 to 5 becoming
n- had appropriated $50 million
ah for Everglades restoration. The See Drought - Page 2


After the initial report, the
victim reported Mr. Toombs
was going to visit her in Buck-
head Ridge on May 19, to bor-
row money again. She stated
she was afraid of him due to his
size and because lived alone.
She told authorities that Toombs
sometimes became hostile if
she refused to give him money.
Detective Harris agreed to be on
hand when the man arrived, and
he witnessed the incident and ul-
timately made an arrest.


Mr. Toombs told authorities
he and the victim had a business
venture together called Plum-
N-Handy. He admitted that the
victim had supported him and
his family for about 18 months.
He claimed the situation just
snowballed. He said he used the
money to pay for his wife's debt,
child support, the business ven-
ture and for other bills. He also
admitted that he had not paid
any of the money back.


Man held on



host of charges


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A, local man is accused of
striking a woman, ransacking
her home, robbing her, and
holding her against her will.
Ricardo Jesus Silvas, 26, of
S.W. 10th Avenue, was held on
$215,000 bond Wednesday as
he faced charges of aggravated
battery, burglarywith an assault
or battery, grand theft, criminal
mischief over $1,000, impairing
or impeding communication,
and false imprisonment.
An arrest report from City
Police Patrolman Kelly Muller
said the arrest stemmed from
a domestic altercation on May
24, on S.W Second Avenue.
The victim told authorities
that her former boyfriend had
accosted her, stole some of her
personal belongings, burned


some of her possessions, and
assaulted her.
The arrest report stated the
home appeared to have been
ransacked with clothes and
food all over the floor, broken
glass everywhere, trash on
the carpets and floors, holes
punched into the walls, and a
refrigerator tipped over on its
side.
Police also found blood in
several areas of the home, the
report noted.
The victim reported'that she
was choked, beaten, and had
her head smashed against .the
refrigerator. Silvas, and another
suspect reportedly stole food,
CDs, clothing, and some cash
from the residence.
In addition, approximately
$2,000 worth of jewelry was
See Charges - Page 2


Gas problem


may have


caused crash


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An apparent oversight by
a pilot while pumping gas at
the Okeechobee County Air-
port might have contributed
to an April 14, plane crash that
slightly injured the pilot and her
passenger near Okeechobee
Correctional Institution, the
National Transportation Safety
Board said.


The NTSB preliminary re-
port stated the pilot, Divya Man-
chanda, 24, had refueled the
plane with six gallons of fuel
but apparently did not check
the fuel filter. About 10 minutes
after take off the plane, a Cess-
na 152, lost power and was
forced to make an emergency
landing.
The NTSB report stated
See Gas - Page 2


Dinner to honor Gene O'Neill


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Members of the community,
individuals and businesses are
extending their helping hand
to their own, Gene O'Neill who
served the county for his 30
years of service.
A dinner, dance, auction has
been scheduled on Friday, June
13, from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
at Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground auditorium to help raise
funds for Mr. O'Neill and his
medical expenses that he has
incurred because of a rare form
of small bowel cancer that is
currently inoperable.
The social hour begins at 5:30
p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; choice of a


prime rib or chicken dinner will
be served at 6:30 p.m. An auc-
tion will begin at 7:30 p.m. with
a dance following at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the entire event
are $20 single; $30 couple. Tick-
ets are also available for the
dance only for $10.
Throughout Mr. O'Neill's ser-
vice to the community, he en-
dured some major events from
hurricanes, tornadoes to other
lesser events. The 2004 hurri-
canes put all of Mr. O'Neill's ex-
perience to the test with Charlie,
Frances, Jeanne and with Wilma
in 2005.
Hurricane Charley came
ashore in Charlotte County on
Aug. 13, 2004 as a Category 4


storm which plunged across
the state causing destruction all
along its path.
While Charley didn't do much
damage locally, Mr. O'Neill sent
teams and had teams on stand-
by to respond where needed to
help out with the devastation in
Desoto and Hardee Counties.
Frances made landfall over
the southern end of Hutchinson
Island, Florida on Sept. 5, 2004,
as a Category 2 hurricane. While
Frances reached a peak of a Cat-
egory 4, it affected the Bahamas
as a Category 3 and Florida as a
Category 2.
Frances was a slow moving
See Dinner - Page 2


File photo/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Emergency Management Director Gene
O'Neill used television to keep track of Hurricane Jeanne.
The emergency management center was a beehive of activ-
ity with all the hurricane preparedness and recovery activi-
ties.


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Vol. 99 No. 152








2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 31, 2008


Drought
Continued From Page 1

major hurricanes.
"We can pretty much count on
one storm a year hitting the water
control district," he said.
There was some discussion of
reinstating the policy of controlled
burns on the lake, Previously, con-
trolled burns were made earlier
in the year when the smoke was
not as bad and eliminated fuel for
wild fires.
, As a means of conserving
water, Terrie Bates informed the


Dinner
Continued From Page 1

storm with lots of wind and rain
which caused a lot of vegetative
debris, road flooding, loosening
up of shingles, and destroyed car-
ports and screen rooms.
Frances set up Okeechobee
for the true devastation of Jeanne
that took care of all loosened
trees, many roofs and most car-
ports and Florida rooms in the
county.
Rainstorms throughout the
,storm poured into homes destroy-
ing belongings that were inside.
Jeanne had made landfall on
the east coast of Florida early on
Sept. 26, 2004, with the center of
its 50-nautical mile diameter eye
crossing the coast at the southern
end of Hutchinson Island just east
of Stuart.
Throughout all of these events,
electricity was a key issue with
people lining up for supplies such


coalition of SFWMD's proposed
rules for year round water conser-
vation. She noted that the current
water scarcity has raised aware-
ness of the need to conserve wa-
ter. She said that about 50 percent
of urban usage is for irrigation and
that current landscaping prac-
tices waste water. The proposed
restrictions on residential water-
ing would be part of the context
of a broader water conservation
plan. The proposed rules would
allow residential irrigation only
two days a week with no irriga-
tion between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Another proposal under consid-
eration would allow reclaimed


as ice, water, MRE's, and tarps for
their leaky roofs.
After the events some 455 fam-
ilies in Okeechobee lived in FEMA
travel trailers. Blue roofs could
be seen from the air throughout
Okeechobee and all of Florida.
As is the 2004 hurricanes
weren't bad enough, Gene and
all the other local citizens came
face to face with more disaster
with Wilma in 2005, which did
not cause as much damage, but
challenged resources due to the
loss of electricity once again.
Wilma, the strongest tropical
on record in the Atlantic basin,
strengthened over the southeast-
ern Gulf of Mexico and its winds
reached about 110 kt as it ap-
proached Florida. Maximum sus-
tained winds were estimated to
be near 105 kt (category 3 inten-
sity) when landfall of the center
occurred in southwestern Florida
near Cape Romano around on
Oct. 24. Throughout all of these
hurricanes, even if the devastation


water to be used without restric-
tions. Users of alternative water
sources would have more water-
ing privileges under the proposed
rule changes. However, Ms. Bates
said water conservation hurts util-
ity companies because they have
fixed costs and would be produc-
ing less water.
The new rules are expected to
go into effect toward the end of
this year.
Ms. Bates said SFWMD hoped
to move smoothly from restric-
tions to year round conservation
methods.
Another topic of much con-
cern was discussed by Kim Taplin


was not local, Gene and other lo-
cal public service professionals
were there to help.
Mr. O'Neill worked hard to
make sure the county would have
the vital resources that it needed
to function.
In 2006 there was low hurri-
cane activity and last year while
there was an active season, its
devastation did not reach Florida
but instead extended into Mexico
and other states in the U.S.
Over the years Mr. O'Neill has
received many awards. In 1998,
He received the State of Florida
Distinguished Service Award for
his assistance during a wildfire
natural disaster. In 2000, he was
designated as a Florida Profes-
sional Emergency Manager by the
Florida Emergency Preparedness
Association (FEPA).
In 2002, FEPA awarded Mr.
O'Neill with the Gary Arnold
Award, which is in recognition of
tireless dedicated and continuous
service to FEPA and unselfish sup-


Gas-
Continued From Page 1
Manchanda followed the com-
mon emergency procedures and
attempted to restart the engine.
However the attempts failed and
she was forced to land the plane
on N.E. 168th Street, otherwise
known as the prison road.
The landing was a bit rough as
the small plane hit the pavement,
nosed over and came to rest up-
side down. Manchanda and her
passenger, Mayank Nimbalkar,
22, suffered minor injuries in the
plane crash.
The NTSB report found a sig-


Charges
Continued From Page 1
taken from the home.
When the female tried to use
her cell phone to call authorities,
Silvas reportedly grabbed her arm
and broke the phone.
Silvas could also face charges
for an earlier incident where the
windows to the home were bro-
ken out, police said.
Authorities searched for the


of the U. S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE), - rehabilitation of
the Herbert Hoover Dike.
The dike has been divided by
COE into sections called reaches.
The highest priority for rehabili-
tation is Reach 1 which extends
from Port Mayaca to Belle Glade.
The next priorities are Reach 3
which extends around the south-
ern end of the lake and Reach
2 on the lower western side of
the lake. Work is now proceed-
ing toward building a cutoff wall
through the center of the dike in
Reach 1 to prevent seepage. The
cutoff wall will be no thicker than
36 inches with a depth of 40 to 60


port of emergency management
programs and activities through-
out Florida.
In 2004, the City Of Okeecho-
bee presented Mr. O'Neill with a
letter of appreciation for his ef-
forts to meet the needs of the citi-
zens of Okeechobee.
In 2005, he received the Thom-
as Yatabe Certificate of Outstand-
ing Achievement in implementa-
tion and support of the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-
to-Know Act from the State Emer-
gency Response Commission for
Hazardous Materials.
This year in honor of all of Mr.
O'Neill's accomplishments, the
Okeechobee Board of County
Commissioners issued a proc-
lamation honoring his unselfish
dedication of his time, expertise
and knowledge for Okeechobee
County throughout his public ser-
vice career.
Okeechobee County hired him
as Emergency Management Direc-
tor in June, 1997. He was Chair-


nificant amount of water in the
fuel filter, also known as the gas-
colator, in their post crash inspec-
tion. The inspection found no
obvious mechanical deficiencies
with the plane or its engine.
Ms. Manchanda told inspec-
tors that she had drained the fuel
tank sumps before her first flight
that day, but did not do so before
the accident flight.
The pilot had been performing
touch and goes and had stopped
at the Okeechobee Airport for a
time before taking off for Orlando
and running into problems.
The final report from the NTSB
will likely be released in a couple
of months.


suspect for several days and were
able to locate him on Wednesday
at his place of employment. He
was arrested without incident.
Authorities said that during
their search they received infor-
mation that Silvas and the co-
defendant, Genaro Garcia, 38,
were in possession of small 9mm
revolvers.
Garcia was charged with bur-
glary to an occupied dwelling
and petit theft. He was held on
$27,500 bond.


feet depending on the geology of
the area.
Ms. Taplan said that COE is
also looking at replacing culverts
in Reach 1. In preparation for later
work, melaluca trees have been
removed from reaches 2 and 3.
Ms. Taplan said that several
interim risk reduction measures
have been taken. These include
the new lake level regulation
schedule which maintains an
overall lower lake level and devel-
oping measures to address spe-
cific failures. The corps has also
stockpiled material around the
dike for emergency repairs. The
frequency of dike inspections is


man of the Board for the Local
Emergency Planning Council and
Lt. Governor for the Area Seven
Florida Emergency Preparedness
Association.
Throughout his tenure as
Emergency Management Director
our county experienced five hur-
ricanes, one major tornado and
many other lesser incidents.
In February, 2006, Mr. O'Neill
was diagnosed with a rare type
of small bowel cancer. He had
surgery, chemo and radiation and
more surgery. There is a portion
of the cancer that is currently in-
operable. He served as director
until his retirement in March 2008
due to these medical issues.
Due to the service and fellow-
ship that he gave to this com-
munity, his long time friends and


increased as the lake rises.
The current schedule calls for
the work on Reach 1 to be com-
pleted by 2013, reaches 2 and 3
to be completed by 2020 and the
entire dike to be rehabilitated by
2030.
Glades County Commissioner
Russell Echols expressed the
opinion that the job could be
completed in four to six years if
funding were available.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


associates have chosen to set up
this benefit to help him. Tickets
are available at the Okeecho-
bee Chamber of Commerce,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee Fire Rescue
Station 1 and the Okeechobee
County Commission office.
If you are unable to attend,
donations are being accepted at
Riverside National Bank under
the Gene O'Neill Assistance Fund.
Donations can also be mailed to
Gene O'Neill Benefit, P.O. Box
602, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
For additional information
contact Lyn Yeo 863-634-4102;
Donny Arnold 863-634-6464; or
Kim Long 863-634-2937.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy during the day with a slight chance of
showers in the morning and early afternoon. Then a slight chance
of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
East winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening with lows in the lower 70s.
East Winds 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Sunday: artly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morn-
ing and early afternoon. Then a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10
mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain
20 percent.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers until
around midnight. Lows around 70. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph
becoming south around 5 mph after midnight with a chance of rain
around 20 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny. A 'chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s with a chance of rain 30 per-
cent.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 70s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny Tuesday with a slight chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance
of rain 20 percent.


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.Good Kid - Chris Williams

Memorial
Kasey McKane was presented with the Gay Carlton Good
Kid/Chris Williams Memorial Scholarship by Gay Carlton
at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night.


Florida Bright Futures - Medallion
Students received recognition for earning Florida Bright Future - Medallion at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship
Night. The students are (in no particular order; some not present) Adrianna Abner, Katie Ammons, Allison Ard, Mitchell
Bryner, Kelly Buchanan, Whitley Burch, Leah Burk, Jamie Burnham, Elbert Cabansay, Robert Coleman, Jarelle Conn,
Andrea Duenas, Jesse Durham, Juan Fonseca, Edmund Furphy, Charnel Hall-Fryson, Tanya Hallin, Kyrstin Hargraves,
Amanda Heil, Casandra Helble, Faveola Hernandez, Jacob Higgins, Rachel Holt, Brandon Hunt, Giovanni Jimenez, Nicho-
las Jones, Evan King, Jessica Klingler, Nathan Lea and Anna Lugo.


Florida Bright Futures - Medallion
Students received recognition for earning Florida Bright Future - Medallion at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship
Night. The students are (in no particular order; some not present) Jordan Marcum, Anbela McCall, Mark McLaughlin,
Kathryn Murrow, Patrick Neal, Heather Peterson, Arnaldo Quesada, Christopher Rathbun, Brittany Read, Matthew Richey,
Ashley Roberson, Remigio Rodriquez, Heather Rogers, Camille Rousseau, Lindsey Rucks, Luis Ruiz, Brenda Sandoval-
Lopez, Kristen Serrett, Kevin Shumate, Brittany Smith, Jacob Smith, Kailey Smith, Steven Standefer, Bradly Stark Jr.,
Matthew Strickland, Bryan Suarez, Ana Toledo, Andrew Treadwell, Maria Urbano, Amanda Van Gorder, Matthew Walker,
.Michael Webb, Jesse Weigum, Zachary Willard, Erika Williams and Erica Zinski.


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Web site lets visitors 'dive in' to shipwrecks


TALLAHASSEE - Secretary of
State Kurt S. Browning announced
the launch of the Department of
State's newest Internet feature,
"Museums in the Sea."
"The 'Museums in the Sea'
Web site provides a virtual Web
tour of Florida's Underwater Ar-
chaeological Preserves," said Sec-
retary Browning. "This is another
way in which we can share Flor-
ida's unique maritime heritage
with the world. Now everyone
who has access to the Internet
can virtually visit Florida's living
museums in the sea."


Florida's Underwater Archae-
ological Preserves combine heri-
tage, ecological and recreational
tourism opportunities at 11 ship-
wreck locations around the state.
The program began in 1987 in
response to sites that were nomi-
nated by local waterfront commu-
nities. Since then, the Florida Bu-
reau of Archaeological Research
has established the eleven ship-
wreck parks throughout the state
that have become popular attrac-
tions for snorkelers and divers.
To "dive" into Florida's "Mu-
seums in the Sea" visit www.mu-


seumsinthesea.com. Visitors can
choose a shipwreck, take a guided
underwater tour of the site, watch
a narrated history of the vessel,
and observe the marine life that
lives in the wreckage. Each sec-
tion of the site has photographs
and text to accompany the vid-
eos. Visitors also have the oppor-
tunity to download and print the
Underwater Preserve brochures
and underwater guides.
The five Florida Shipwreck
Preserves currently posted on the
new Web site include: Lofthus,
an iron barque wrecked off Boyn-


Submitted photo
Students of the Week
Congratulations to the final Osceoloa Middle School Students of the Week for the 2007-
2008 school year! Seated from left to right are: Cynthia Leon-Carillo, Katherine Peterman,
Raylee Holmes. In the back row are: Prissy McDonald, Brandon Alvarez, Vanessa Watt,
and DJ Nunez.





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the oldest existing American bat-
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Moon, a German racing yacht off
Miami, City of Hawkinsville, the
largest and last Suwannee River
steamboat, and SS Copenhagen,
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PE Department News
At Osceola Middle School
Judd Harris tied the school P.E.
record for the mile on Tuesday.
Lionel Jones set the record two
years ago with a time of 5:35 p.m.
Congratulations, Judd!
Congratulations to the top
runners for this week's mile in PE
class for the week of May 24:
Sixth grade: Patricia Navarro
and Estevan Elias;
Seventh grade: Arismel Carrillo
and Darin Walker; and,
Eighth grade: Myra Cortez and
Judd Harris.
Awards presented
Five hundred and seventeen
awards later, the OMS Awards
Night ended with lots of smiles.
Students received year-long
awards for achieving excellence
this school year, and OMS is
proud of each and every student
honored.
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marine biology, and see environ-
mental changes that can occur to
shipwrecks over time.
The "Museums in the Sea"
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by the Bureau's Underwater Ar-


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Center for Interactive Media, with
funding assistance from the De-
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gram and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.


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Charles Lomneck broke the record for the number of pizza slices eaten during the
Student of the Week luncheon with ten slices. This year's previous record was held
by Taylor Davis at nine slices. From left to right, Week of May 24 Students of the Week
were front row: Araceli Diego, Charles Lomneck, and Megan McNabb; back row: Cody
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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!
PROPERTY RIGHTS: What is happening to our system? Since
when can a man not protect his property? A man was arrested for hit-
ting a person who trespassed on his property. You can blame all of this
on our county. They opened our roads to the public. We get no help
from our county or judicial system on the Viking and it is outrageous
that this happens. We all live quiet lives with our families and animals
and all we want is peace and quiet but you can't get that with brats on
4-wheelers and drunks all weekend in trucks at the mudhole.
VETERANS: It is amazing all of the veterans that are buried in our
local cemetery. It is also very humbling to see all of the flags waving in
the breeze on Memorial Day. It's a very beautiful sight.
THEFT: Words really can't express what I feel right know. I went
to a local convenience store that was kind enough to allow me to
put one of my spare change fundraiser jars in their store. Well this
past Friday not only did two careless individuals vandalize, and rob
this family's store, they stole the spare change jar. How heartless can
people be? It was only about $5 in the jar. I've had enough struggles
trying to get the youth center up and running and was using the spare
change jars for getting some supplies for arts and crafts, one of the
many things we were going to have the kids do. It's just really un-
believable. But kudos to our local law enforcement for getting them
off the streets after they robbed more convenience stores the next
night. Could you add stealing from the kids to their charge? Well that's
enough venting for me today.
JEB BUSH: I see where Jeb Bush is still influencing education
around the state of Florida. I think if he and his brother only got where
they are because of their family ties.
STRANGERS: I heard there are ATV sales shops on the coast who
give people maps to Viking and tell them it is a free place to ride. If
anyone has heard of this and knows which shops these are, we need
to get a lawyer and send them a letter demanding that they stop and
that they retract their statements and inform everyone they sold an
ATV to that they were incorrect. This is private property and the own-
ers of the property do not appreciate others trespassing on their land.
If you don't own the land, stay off it. It is not public land. Granted a few
roads are public, but it is against the law to ride an ATV on a public
road in this county. So the ATV folks from the coast need to stay out
of Viking.
ATVS: The problem with the kids and even adults on the'ATVs
running all over people's property is getting worse. The only way I can
think of for property owners to protect themselves is to completely
fence off their land and post it with "No Tresspassing" signs. But fenc-
ing is expensive, especially when you have a lot of acres.
NATURE: I am a resident and love to trail. I take my trash on my
ATV so I can enjoy the trails. It is a love of mine, where I commune
with nature, take nature pictures, and submit articles to trade maga-
zines about dogs. I was given a green post from our county Sheriff,
and it was written for outsiders, but was ambiguously worded. Do we
just lay low until they eliminate the idiots? We want them out. But,
living here and enjoying the pleasures this land offers us, where is the
line drawn?
VIKING: You can ride your 4-wheeler as long as you don't mess
up the roads or go on anyone else's property. It's the people from the
coast who don't own property here that cause the damage and most
of the fires by riding in the woods when it's too dry. But all the land
outhere is private. The problem that is at hand is if you have landand
_+ soYtone gets hurt' on it, even if you have it posted they can still sue
you'.
VIKING PROPERTIES: On the weekends we really don't get much
sleep due to inconsiderate people riding all night or the thieves that
come out after dark and the drunks riding ATVs or driving like speed
dernpns. If you don't live out here you would not understand. My sug-
gestion to you if you have not built, sell your land and run as fast as
you:can. We pay more garbage taxes and have to haul our trash away
ourselves. During rainy season, good luck getting down half the roads.
If there's a fire you will have ashes before the county gets here if you
don't have caring neighbors that help.
TRESPASSING: The law holds human life as more important
than the protection of one's property. If someone trespasses on your
property, you have no right to physically touch them unless a person
believes there is an immediate danger of bodily harm. Still, in almost
all circumstances the law is referring to someone attempting to enter
a home, dwelling or occupied vehicle and causing fear of imminent
danger. If you have the ability to retreat, as in the case of a mere tres-
passer, then you have no right to harm the law-breaker. There are
some states that have "Make My Day" laws regarding the use of force
on defense of one's home or property.
OBAMA: If Obama gets elected, he will be like Bush in two years,
in the respect of that you won't be able to find anybody that voted for
him.
MAN WITH GUN: I would like to comment on the write up you
had about the man who struck the two young men with the pistol.
If they had not been on his property it would have never happened.
With 25 square miles to ride on, why would these people have been
on his property at that time in the morning? Oh, and by the way, 20
and 22 are not teenagers. Where is the arrest report on the trespass-
ing? I know our rights are being done away with, but isn't there a law
somewhere about protecting what is yours?



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Upcoming Events Community Events


Saturday, May 31 '
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information
call 863-634-4780.

Sunday, June 1
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please
call. 863-634-4780.

Monday, June 2
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information,
contact Robert Rosada at 863-467-5440.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule,an .appearance for.
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
AA. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics. For information call Chris at 863-467-5714.

Tuesday, June 3
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 Saviour, 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.


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.

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
activities, interested parents may register their child/children for the
food program. Questions may be directed to the Food Service Office
by calling 863-462-5148. Parents will be required to provided trans-
portation 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 Inde-
pendence Avenue, S.W. Washington, P.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-
3272 (voice) or 202-720-6282 (TTY).

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

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

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


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The following movies are now showing
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Thursday, May 30, through Thursday, June 5,
are as follows:
Theatre I - Sex and the City (R) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - 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 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-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
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He was born Oct. 15, 1966 and
was a lifelong resident of West
Palm Beach. His occupations
included block mason, engine
builder and metal fabricator. He
loved to build and race drag cars
at Moroso and was an avid fisher-
man and hunter.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Vera and Bruce
Paxton of Okeechobee.
He is survived by his beloved
daughter, Destiny McGrew of
West Palm Beach; parents, Linda
and Dan Boggs of Okeechobee;
sister, Jessica Dorrance and niece
Kearstin Dorrance of Okeecho-
bee; aunts, Debbie (Archie)
Smith of Sanford, Susan (Rob-
ert Mooney) Gore of West Palm
Beach, Karen (Mitch) Blakeney of
Okeechobee; uncle, Terry Paxton
of Okeechobee; cousins, Kelly
(Allen) Dobkin of West Palm
Beach, Gary (Danielle) Millar of
Orlando, David (Mary) Blakeney
of West Palm Beach and a host of
extended family and friends.
In his memory, his mother
has set up a college fund for his
daughter Destiny E. McGrew.
Please make any memorial contri-
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A celebration of his life will be
held on June 14, at 2 p.m. at the
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Gloria Ann Measel, age 71, of
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29, 2008 in the Hamrick Home.
Born Jan. 24, 1937 in Richmond,
Mich. she had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1992. She en-
joyed crocheting and bowling.
She is preceded in death by
her son, Norman Britz; daughter,
Darlene Smith; brothers, Howard
Riedel, Edward Riedel and sister
Marion Paguette.
She is survived by her loving
husband, Harlow of Okeecho-
bee; son, Harlow Lee (Amy)
Measel of Flint, Mich.; daughter,
Carole (James Maine) Olney of
Okeechobee; grandsons, Bran-
don and Jacob Measel of Burton,
Mich.; granddaughter, Jessica Ol-
ney of Okeechobee, several niec-
es, nephews and extended family
members.
The family will be receiving
friends on Sunday, June 1 in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
from 2 until 4 p.m. Funeral servic-
es and interment will be conduct-
ed by the Allen Funeral Home in
Davison, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechiobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
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brother, Darrell Wayne Taylor.
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Brewster; his step-son, Clifford
Taylor and former spouse, Nona
Criswell, both of Okeechobee.
He will be deeply missed by
family and friends and all who
knew him.
There will be no services for
Mr. Taylor. All arrangements are
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Churches plan summer programs Cumberland MFissrol
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The following thoughts are by
Freddie Greene:
"I'd rather see a sermon
than to hear one."
"The greatest sermon among
humans is seeing husbands and
wives holding hands with their
children on walks, shopping and
sitting.
"Seeing a spouse rushing
home from work to be with the
other spouse and children. Love
means being there, doing things
together with smiles, jokes, hugs
and kisses and playing together.
"Even the pet dog knows when
a home is filled with real love."
Haven of Rest Church is
sponsoring a Christian Youth
Camp for five days and four
nights, June 9 - 13. The cost will
be $80. For more information call
863-357-3053.
"Fun in the Son" will be the
theme of Vacation Bible School
at First United Methodist
Church, 200 N. W Second St.,
June 16-23. It will be a "beach
party blast." There will be classes
for all ages and will follow a light
supper that begins at 5 p.m. with
"rotation classes" for children/
youth and an adult class which
will continue from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Cooking, crafts, puppetry,
recreation, music and story tell-
ing all bring the Scripture into
real life using truths to examine
our modern day world to our
kids. The adult study'will be Andy
Stanley's "Twisted" a great study
for all faiths. Registration is now
open by calling the church office
at 863-763-4021 or by e-mailing
fumco3@embarqmail.com.
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will only have
one morning worship service
at 10 a.m. from May 25 to Aug.
31. Sunday School will begin at
8:45. Throughout the summer
there will be family and outreach
events each Sunday evening at
5:30. June 1 is Awana Awards
Night. June 8, is Music Night fea-
turing "Audience of One." June 15
will feature a wild game cook-out
for Fathers' Day. There will be a
hurricane party on June 22. "Take
me out to the ballgame" will be
the theme on June 9. The congre-
gation will "Celebrate Freedom"
on July 6. July 13 is music night
featuring bluegrass. A luau will be
held in the ROC on July 20. The
movie "Flywheel" will be shown
on July 27. August 3 will be Youth
r Night with the World Changers�. A
seafood fest and back-to-school
bash will be held Aug. 10.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
has changed their worship ser-
vice and Sunday School times for
the summer months. There will
be one worship service on Sun-
day at 10 a.m. and Sunday School
at 9 a.m.
Step back in time to experi-
ence life in Jerusalem. Buck-
head Ridge Baptist Church,
1043 Cypress St., will transform
their church into a bustling "Je-
rusalem Marketplace" on June
16 until June 20, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. each night. Children and
adults alike will get the chance
to play authentic games, sample
Middle Eastern snacks, explore a
Jerusalem Marketplace and more!
Families will learn more about
God's love and Jesus' sacrifice
by being immersed in authentic
Bible-times culture. They will wit-
ness real-life dramas in the center
of town, chat with storekeepers,
and discover what the tax collec-


Places of

Worship

Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com
tors know about Jesus. For more
information, call Kim Womble -
VBS Director at 863-763-4821 or
Pastor Richard Postell at 863-763-
3442.
Vacation Bible School ev-
ery Sunday? Yes! This summer
children in the community are
invited to attend at 9 on Sunday
mornings a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Meth-


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odist Church, they will be go-
ing on "Son Safari" each week
from June 8 to July 20, learning
all about God's truths from the
natural world. Do you know why
pineapples are prickly? Have you-
any idea why the eagle can soar
higher than any other bird? Each
Sunday morning we will have a
different learning station from
cooking to crafts, from games to
puppetry. To register, call Nancy
Vaughan at the church office 863-
763-4021.
Bible study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth
Ave., is held on Wednesday eve-
nings from 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nick
Hopkins presents informative and
in-depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere. Every-
one is invited to attend. Coffee
and desserts are served.
A Community Interdenomi-
national Prayer Service is held
'the first Saturday of each month
at 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel,
1963 N.W 38th Ave.
The Okeechobee News welcomes
news from area churches for this
column. Email okeenews@newszap.
com or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-
3134, extehslon 4225.


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home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service - we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



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vision of Forestry off 441N,
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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:
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Immediate Openings - CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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Apply In Person To:
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Employment -
Full-Time - 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




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hiring a full time receptionist
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafs/.Supplies 585
Cruises., 590
-AfBiTo8l2 s & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
EquipLment 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
17Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279
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
GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES
- 8 wks old, shots, papers,
vet cert. $450
(863)467-6651

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



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!
V2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all apple's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
OKEE CITY - Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
lease pref'd. (863)634-9869
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
dep. Call 772-215-0098
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call
561-255-4377







Indian Hammock
House for Rent
2 story, 3br/2ba,
barn, 3 fenced
pastures, immed. oc-
cupancy, 1st
& last $4800






OAK LAKE VILLAS Remodeled
2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
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 CONDO -
1BR/1BA. Includes pool,
electric, water. $800/mo. +
sec. dep. Call 863-824-0981
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
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461


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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 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
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, lba, fully turn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
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Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
(863)467-0831

Real Estate



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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




3Bd/2Ba home on 5
acres with 24x60 barn
and chain link fence.
Near airport and town
property has 3 wells.
$265,000 negotiable
Horse trailer for sale
Feather light
aluminum 5 horse
trailer with living
quarters and large
tack room. $7,500


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$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-
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BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 2br, 2ba,
fully turn, until incid, $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/1 ba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last& &Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEEt Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted ir4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
black, automatic, fully loaded,
A MUST SEE!!!!! $4,250 Call
for details (863)467-0504
1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, runs great,
drives great, blue & tan,
$3750 (863)467-8959
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All conference teams are announced


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Four Brahman baseball players
were named to the All Treasure
Lake Conference teams earlier
this month.
Sophomore Cameron Tewks-
bury, senior Will Davis, and junior
Dustin Stokes were named to the
second team all conference and
sophomore Adam Tewksbury
was named honorable mention.
, Seniors Clay Coleman and Will
Davis were selected to compete
in the inaugural Treasure Coast
baseball All Star Classic which
will be played Wednesday, June
4, at 3:30 p.m. at Tradition Field in
Port St. Lucie.
The girl's softball squad was
also well represented on the all
conference squads. Seniors Mary
Huff and Lauren Throop and
Freshman Naomi Stevens all were
named to the first team. Seniors
Jordan Marcum and Elia Suarez


were named to the second team.
Sophomore Megan Clements
earned honorable mention.
Huff was also named all state
on Thursday. Huff was named to
the third team all state in Class
4A. She won 16 games and had
a miniscule 1.06 earned run aver-
age this year.
Huff was also named female
athlete of the year at Okeechobee
High School last week.
"I was really excited and I had
no idea. The scholarship is good
and the title of athlete of the year
is awesome," Huff stated.
Senior Bobby Spelts was
named honorable mention for
the boy's tennis team and Sopho-
more Ricky Nieto was honorable
mention for his high jump scores
in track.
Bryan Suarez was named run-
ner of the year by Scripps Trea-
sure Coast Newspapers.


Adam Tewksbury


Dustin Stokes


Will Davis


Sports Briefs


Summer leagues at
Stardust Lanes
Summer bowling leagues are
set to begin at Stardust Lanes
on Monday, June 16. If you join
a league you get open bowling
free all summer long. Call 863-
467-1800 for more information.

Pop Warner sign-ups
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will be
held at Beef 0' Brady's on Satur-
day, May 31 from 10 a.m. until 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.

Monthly fishing
tournament planned
Freedom Outreach Ministry
will sponsor a monthly fishing
tournament. This month the
tournament will take place on
Sunday, May 25, at Scott Driver
Boat Ramp, Across from Okee
Tantie. Registration is $70 per
boat, and there is a $10 big fish
pot. You can fish by yourself or


with a partner. The tournament
begins at Safe Light until 2 p.m.
For More Information, please call
863-532-1718 or 863-634-3790.

Shoreline Seawall
sponsors golf tourna-
ment
On Saturday, June 7, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, the Real Life Children's
Ranch will hold their annual
Golf Tournament sponsored by
Shoreline Seawall, Inc., four-
person scramble. Registration
at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Shotgun
start. Included with registra-
tion is a continental breakfast
provided by Pat's Lakeside Cafe
and a full lunch at the Coun-
try 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 Norman, four weekly
passes to the 2008 Merrill Lynch
Shootout in Naples, (part of the
PGA Tour) and many more priz-
es. There will be many contests
too - like closest to the pin,
toilet bowl contest and more.
Registration of $50 for individu-


Mary Huff
als 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 informa-
tion or to hear about sponsor-
ship 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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