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Vol. 99 No. 164


(EECHOBEE


4 Thursday, June 12, 2008


NEWS
*********ALL FOR ADC 320
205 SMA U FL LIB OF FL HISTORY
PO BOX 117007
GAI[E'SVILLE FL 32611


Briefs


Legion hosts
flag disposal
The American Legion Post
64, with assistance from Boy
Scout Troop and Cub Pack 964
will conduct the flag disposal
ceremony. The ceremony will
start at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
June 12 at the Legion Post, 501
S.E. Second St. The Okeecho-
bee Sheriff's Department will
be there with the K9 Unit. Ev-
eryone is invited. Bring the chil-
dren so they can learn about
proper flag disposal. For more
information call Dan Fennell at
863-467-9461.

VFW planning
Sock Hop night
The VFW Post 10539 will
host a Sock Hop Night with
Frank Mazur and "Road Fever"
on Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Ev-
eryone is welcome. There will
be.a best dressed contest, twist
contest, trivia questions and a
hula hoop contest. For more in-
formation call 863-763-2308.

Swim lessons
are available
Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation is offering
swimming lessons Mondays
through Thursdays during
the following sessions, June
23 through July 3 and July 7
through July 17. The cost is $30
per session (with discount for
a second child from the same
household.) Class times offered
will be 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Payment is
due upon registration. Refunds
will reflect a $5 processing fee.
Enrollment is limited and is of-
fered on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Call the Sports Complex
Pool at 863-4.67-7667 if you
need additional information.

Join the Red Hatters
The Red Hat Group is look-
ing for ladies to join who want
to do things. For information
call 863-763-5836 or 863-357-
1944.

Drought Index

Current: 585
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn .Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.33 feet
Last Year: 8.99 feet
.Sponsored By: ,

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

Index
Classifieds 7
Com ics .................................. 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword 5,
YMS News 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Service Club News..................... 8
TV 4
Weather 2
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Bill extends jobless checks


Unemployment
benefits would
go up to 13 weeks
By Jesse J. Holland
AP Labor Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -Almost
4 million people who can't find
a job would get at least $3,900
in extra unemployment ben-
efits to help them survive the
weak economy under legislation
moving through the House on


Wednesday. The White House
has threatened to veto the bill.
The bill would extend the
average $300-a-week unemploy-
ment benefit check by 13 weeks
for all Americans. Job seekers in
high unemployment states like
Alaska, California, Michigan and
Rhode Island would get an extra
13 weeks .on top of that.
"The bill will provide relief
to American families struggling
through these tough economic
times," said Rep. Carolyn Malo-
ney, D-N.Y.


A vote could put some Re-
publicans in a tight spot politi-
cally, with 8.5 million Americans
reported unemployed in May.
Rep. Jerry Weller, R-Ill., called it
"cynical election-year maneuver-
ing."
The White House is planning
a veto of the Democrats' bill
while prospective GOP presiden-
tial candidate John McCain says
he's in favor of extending unem-
ployment benefits.
McCain told CNBC on Tues-
day night that Congress "has to


extend unemployment benefits."
But the Bush administration said
emergency steps like extending
unemployment benefits have
historically been taken only
when the unemployment rate
jumps considerably higher than
the 5.5 percent reported for May.
The Bush administration also
complained that the bill gives
extended benefits to all states re-
gardless of their unemployment
rates. For example, South Dako-
ta and Wyoming reported unem-
ployment rates of 2.6 percent.


Writing workshop: Girl Scouts practice poetry


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Kelli Jackson and Jessica Byisma both volunteered anyone but themselves when it came time to share their poems
with the group at the creative writing workshop that was held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on June 11. The
event was hosted by Girl Scout Troop 739.


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Connie Lopez helped her granddaughters, Josie and Rylee Lopez, write poetry at the creative writing workshop that
was held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium on June 11. The event was hosted by Girl Scout Troop 739.


"It is fiscally irresponsible to
provide extra benefits in states
with low unemployment rates,"
the White House statement said.
"We ought to target that mon-
ey to those areas where we have
high unemployment and people
need our help," said House Re-
publican leader John Boehner of
Ohio.
White House officials said
they could support a bill that only
offers the 13-week extension to
high-unemployment states. But
See Checks Page 2


City



hears



2007



cases
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Code
Board heard the last two cases
from 2007 when they met Tues-
day, June 10.
The two cases involved broth-
ers who own adjoining proper-
ties.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling, Wil-.
iam Davis has gone to consid-
erable effort and used heavy
machinery to clean overgrowth
from his N.W Seventh Street
property.
Mr. Sterling said that William
Davis had piled up trees and had
asked for time to let them dry so
they would be easier to move,
The board voted to postpone his
case to the July meeting.
On the other hand, Mr. Ster-
ling stated that Arthur Davis had
not cleared the overgrowth from
his adjoining lot. Therefore the
board ruled that Arthur Davis
has three days from notification
of board action to come. into
compliance. If he does not come
into compliance, he will be fined
$25 a day for every day of non-
compliance.
Jose and Maria Cisneros had
been cited for not having a build-
ing permit for work done on
their S.E. 10th Avenue property.
That case was postponed until
next month. If they have secured
See Cases Page 2


Glades board OKs change


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News'
Glades County commission-
ers approved an application for
a future land use map change
for over 1,270 acres in the west-
ern part of their county for the
proposed Muse Village by Lykes
Brothers.
There was no public input at
the hearing held Tuesday, June
10, to approve the Future Land
Use Map change.
"We have beat this horse
to death and I see no problem
with it," Buckhead Ridge Com-
missioner Bob Giesler stated as
he moved for approval of the
amendment.
I A large development of over
3,000 new homes is being con-


sidered in this application.
The application will be for-
warded to the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs
(DCA) for their review.
Another small scale amend-
ment to the county compre-
hensive plan was approved for
a change involving 20 acres on
County Road 720 near Moore
Haven.
The land designation would
change from agriculture open
to industrial. Again this.amend-
ment must be reviewed and ap-
proved by the DCA.
The commission also ap-
proved the zoning of 44 acres
owned by Lykes Brothers west
of Palmdale on U.S. 27. The
zoning was changed from open


use agriculture to industrial.
Lykes Bros. plans to develop
a processing facility for agricul-
tural products on this property.
The county also accepted
seven brush trucks donated
from the Florida Division of
Forestry.
The state donated one pick-
up truck and six Kaiser brush
trucks.
Glades EMS Director Bob
Jones said the Buckhead Ridge
and Lakeport volunteer fire
companies will each receive
one of these brush trucks.
The commission also ap-
proved a list of resurfacing and
paving projects for the next
See Change Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Gene O'Neill Day
Former city police officer and county emergency manage-
ment director Gene O'Neill (left) received a standing ovation
as Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk proclaimed June 13 to be
Gene O'Neill Day in the city. The presentation took place at
the June 3 city council meeting. A benefit dinner, dance and
auction will be held for Mr. O'Neill Friday, June 13, at the
KOA Campground on U.S. 441 S.


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SOkeechobee News, Thursday, June 12, 2008


Man pleads to cocaine charge


Today's Weather


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A 1989 graduate of Okeecho-
bee High School faces a lengthy
term in federal prison after he
admitted he possessed roughly
$200,000 worth of cocaine.
Terry McQueen was part of a
large family in Okeechobee, with
21 siblings, many of whom are
now dead. He was caught cook-
ing powder cocaine into crack at
a Ft. Pierce residence earlier this
year when drug enforcement
agents and Ft. Pierce police raid-
ed the residence.
McQueen pleaded guilty to
possession with the intent to dis-
tribute over 50 grams of crack
cocaine on June 6 before Federal
Magistrate Frank Lynch.
McQueen is scheduled to be
sentenced on Aug. 11. He could
face anywhere from 10 years to
life due to prior convictions in
state court in Okeechobee. Those
crimes include possession with
intent to sell cocaine, trafficking


Checks
Continued From Page 1
Democrats argued that people
should not have to wait for things
to get worse before the federal
government helps them.
"It's hard to believe that any-
one would quibble and say that
these hundreds and hundreds of
thousands of people who have
exhausted their benefits should
not receive them," said Rep.
Sander Levin, D-Mich.
Republicans said the Demo-
cratic bill also deletes a provision
that requires people to work 20
weeks before getting unemploy-
ment benefits.\
"It is not too much to expect
someone to have worked for at
least five months to collect up to


Change
Continued From Page 1
year. Roads on the list include
Old Lakeport Road in Lakeport


of cocaine and violation of proba-
tion.
McQueen is just one example
of tough penalties that are avail-
able to drug offenders in the U.S.
District Court in South Florida.
Quiston Dingle was on super-
vised release and actually wanted
in North Carolina when he was
arrested by Okeechobee city po-
lice last December. He received
216 months in the federal prison
system.
Dingle was charged with pos-
session of narcotics, being an
armed career criminal and viola-
tion of supervised release in the
federal court case that was re-
solved on May 30. U.S. District
Judge Donald Graham also gave
Dingle eight years of supervised
release.
Dingle was arrested on Dec.'
9, 2007, after he apparently ran a
red light at the intersection of S.R.
70 east and Eighth Avenue. The
Federal Alcohol Tobacco and Fire-
arms Agency had secured a war-


a total of 12 months of unemploy-
ment benefits," Weller said.
House Democrats, however,
brought the bill up for consider-
ation under a procedure that re-
quires a two-thirds vote to pass,
which is also the margin needed
to override a veto. It also makes it
difficult to amend the bill, leaving
Republicans with no way of "pre-
venting the unscrupulous from
gaming the system," said Rep.
Kevin Brady, R-N.Y.
Congress has .-extended the
benefits before during periods
that turned out to be recessions:
twice in the 1970s, again in the
early 1980s and 1990s, and most.
recently from March 2002 through
December 2003.
The fate of the bill in the Senate
is uncertain. Last month Senate
Democrats won a veto-proof 75-


and several streets in Buckhead
Ridge, Canal Way and First Street
through 10th Street.
Road Superintendent Avant
Brown said there are only a cou-
ple of roads that haven't been


Submitted photo

Pogeys Restaurant
The Thursday Morning Coffee League First Place Cham-
pions at Stardust Lanes was Pogeys Restaurant. Team
members are Ila Bylsma, Phyllis Vest, Nancy Gordon and-
Darlene Brown.


rant in North Carolina for charges
of possession of a firearm with a
controlled substance.
Police searched the vehicle and
allegedly located over 17 grams of
crack cocaine in the vehicle. He
was charged with possession of
cocaine and drug paraphernalia
in state court. That case was later
picked up by the U.S. Attorneys
. Office.
Dingle claimed the cocaine
wasn't his when he spoke to au-
thorities.
"I'll claim it as my own be-
cause I don't want my wife to
take the blame for it," he report-
edly told city police.
An Indiantown man, Aaron
Underhill, 26, who was sentenced
in state court to two years proba-
tion and 75 days in the Martin
County Jail will face stiffer penal-
ties from the federal government.
Underhill was charged with
violation of supervised release
last week. He had been convicted
in 2003 of possession with the in-


22 vote to add the unemployment
insurance extension to Bush's
must-pass war spending bill. But
the White House is working hard
to make sure the unemployment
provisions are not attached to that
bill.
If the president prevails, Sen-
ate Majority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., may bring the bill up as a
stand-alone measure. Democrats
would then need a dozen or so
Republicans to vote with them to
achieve the 60-vote tally needed
to break a filibuster, which would
be difficult to achieve.
Unemployment insurance is
a joint program between states
and the federal government that
is almost completely funded by
employer taxes, either state or
federal. Only three states -- Alas-
ka, New Jersey and Pennsylvania


paved in Glades County.
The county has $260,000 bud-
geted for paving and resurfacing
projects in the next year.
The county is pursuing a long
range transportatiQn plan. The
State Department of Transporta-
tion will be involved in this plan.
"I think greater emphasis must
be put on several roads including
Route 74," county manager Wen-
dell Taylor said.
He would like this road wid-


Cases
Continued From Page 1
the necessary permits before
then, the case will be taken off
the agenda.
Mr. Sterling stated that he had
cited Daniel Creech for untended
vegetation and general cleaning
because of the condition of his
property on N.W. Fifth and Sixth


tent to distribute over 50 grams of
methamphetamine. His sentence
for that crime was five years in
prison and four years of super-
vised release.
A raid at the Underhill farm on
Martin Grade on March 21, alleg-
edly turned up 147 grams of mari-
juana. Ingredients were reported-
ly found that are commonly used
to make methamphetamine, but
charges related to that drug were
dropped because no drugs were
found.
Two Okeechobee residents
who reportedly were involved in
a plot to distribute a large quantity
of cocaine in Palm Beach County
and the Treasure Coast were
sentenced to 87 months in fed-
eral prison earlier this year. Sulma
Chaves, 25, of N.W. 26th Avenue,
and Anita Ramos Pacheco, 38, of
S.W. 25th Street, pleaded guilty to
one count of conspiracy to pos-
session narcotics.
Both suspects also received
five years of supervised release.


-- collect taxes from workers for
their unemployment benefit pro-
grams.
The House legislation would
extend unemployment benefits
for an additional 13 weeks in all
50 states and the District of Co-
lumbia for workers who. exhaust
their regular 26 weeks of unem-
ployment benefits.
States with an unemployment
rate of 6 percent or more would
get an additional 13 weeks of
unemployment benefits. Michi-
gan (6.9), Alaska (6.7), California
(6.2), Rhode Island (6.1) and the
District of Columbia (6.0) are the
only places currently that qualify.
The extension would run
through March, although unem-
ployed workers who are already
getting extra benefits before then
would get their entire 13 weeks.


ened with 3-foot shoulders.
The restoration of the court-
house in Glades County contin-
ues. New windows are being in-
stalled, and some column work is
under way. The east side entrance
way will also be replaced.
Mr. Taylor predicted a lot of
noticeable differences will be
seen in the courthouse by the end
of July.


streets. The property is now in
compliance.
However, the board found that
Mr. Creech was out of compli-
ance from April 24 through June
2. Therefore, if he has another
code violation he will be consid-
ered a repeat offender.
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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 87. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Friday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before
10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5
mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms
after 2 pm. Partly cloudy, with a high neat 90. East wind around 10
mph.

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Man charged with hitting ex-girlfriend Man Finds 30-Carat Diamond After
By Eric Kopp ery of the Okeechobee County Sher- ble red marks on her throat. Using Thera-Gesic
Okeechobee News His bond iff's Office (OCSO). A friend of the woman's en- BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W. applied Thera-Gesic" (
was set at The incident reportedly hap- tered the bedroom and yelled on his aching shoulder and miraculously discovered
An Okeechobee man was $32,500. opened at 8:46 a.m. on Monday. at Salazar, but the man simply a 30-carat diamond while digging holes in his
booked into the Okeechobee S a a z a r Once inside the home, the re- pushed her out of the bedroom backyard. When asked why he was digging holes in -
County Jail after he was charged apparently port stated that Salazar pushed the and shut the door, the report said. his backyard he painlessly replied: "None of your
with hitting a former girlfriend pounded on woman into a bedroom where he But, that apparently afforded the dan business"
and breaking into her home. the door to his forced her onto the bed. Once she victim the opportunity to get up dang business!"
Oreste Salazar, 29, N.W. 40th ex-girlfriend's was on the bed, he began chok- and run out of the room. Go painlessly with Thera-Gesic'
Ave., was arrested June 9 and home and Oreste ing her and cussing her, added Salazar then left the house,
I .1 1 1 1 _"_ SR ln r


charged with the felony of bur-
glary. He was also charged with
the misdemeanors of battery (do-
mestic violence) and simple bat-


Arrest Report


wnen she aiazar
opened it, he
hit her in the mouth, stated an ar-
rest report by Deputy Bryan Smith


the report.
Deputy Smith stated that there
was obvious injury to the wom-
an's lip and there were several vis-


stated Deputy Smith's report. He
was arrested at 3:30 p.m. that
same day after returning to the
woman's home.


Glades County Arrest Report


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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).
Terrance Eugene Hill, 19,
S.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 8, by Officer P. Ed-
dings on a charge of burglary
with assault or battery. His bond
was set at $50,000.
Linda Peeler Bellow, 53, Fulp
Road, Stockdale, N.C., was arrest-
ed June 9, by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing her with failure to appear -
driving while license suspended
with knowledge and failure to
appear leaving the scene of an
accident involving injury. She is
being held without bond.
Enevin Lutjen, 23, N.W. 102nd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 9, by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation armed trespass on
property. He is being held without
bond.
Bill S. Hogg, 18, W. 37th St.,
Riviera Beach, was arrested June
9, by Deputy Michael Hazellief on
a charge of battery on detention
staff (two counts). His bond was
set at $10,000.
Rocky Ali Snell, 30, N.W. 10th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested,
June 10, by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with the felony
of petit theft. His bond was set at
.$2,500.
Jose Cruz Galvan, 42, S.E.
29th St., Okeechobee, was ar-.
rested June 10, by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing him with the felony of driving
while license suspended perma-
nently revoked. His bond was set


at $2,500.
David Alejandro Sanchez,
34, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested
June 10, by Deputy G. Popovich
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with the felony
of driving while license suspend-
ed with priors. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Felipe J. Mendoza, 25,. N. Par-
adise, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 10, by Deputy G. Popovich
on a warrant charging him with
the felony of driving while license
suspended. His bond was set at
$1,000. He was also arrested on
an amended warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
driving while license suspended,
violation of probation posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams
and violation of probation pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
His bond on these charges was
set at $1,000.
Kenneth Peacock, 28, N.E.
Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 10, by Deputy G.
Popovich on a warrant charging
him with the felony of driving
while license suspended habit-
ual offender. His bond was set at
$1,000.
William C. Sullivan, 28, Man-
go Road N.E., Lake Placid, was ar-
rested June 10, by DOC's Michael
W. White on charges of violation
of probation lewd and lascivious
conduct victim under 16, violation
of probation lewd and lascivious
exhibition victim under 16 and
violation of probation providing
obscene material to a minor. He
is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had. the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
John Snoha, 52, Spring Hill,
was arrested June 1, on charges
of driving under the influence,
driving while license suspended,
resisting a law enforcement offi-
cer without violence, possession
of marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $4,750.
Raul Herrera, 36, LaBelle,
was arrested June 1, on charges


of possession of cocaine and bat-
tery. His bond was set at $10,500.
Joseph Feliciano, 30,
Okeechobee, was arrested June
3, on a charge of battery (domes-
tic violence). His bond was set at
$5,000.
Emeraldo Ruiz, 53, Moore
Haven, was arrested June 5, on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $750.
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 news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


Woman sent back to prison


FORT LAUDERDALE (AP)-
Indicted in a scheme to obtain night
vision goggles for Iran, Shahrazad Mir
Gholikhan decided after three years
to turn herself in. She had a deal to
plead guilty, get time served and go
home to her twin daughters. At least
that's what she thought.
Days after her April 25 plea, federal
prosecutors shocked Gholikhan, 30,
by pointing out a mistake had been
made in calculating her sentence.
Now she's sitting in a downtown
Miami prison serving a term of more
than two years.
She wantsto withdraw her guilty
plea and take her case to trial, not be-
cause she doesn't think she's guilty,
but because she wants a sentence
she considers fair.
"Ultimately, it's shocking," said
her lawyer, Bill Barzee. "She was
promised one thing and then she was
given another."
Mark Allenbaugh, former counsel
to the U.S. Sentencing Commission,
said after reviewing documents in
the case that the mistake happened
because there was "a rush to get the
sentencing done" without the usual
detailed recommendations.
Gholikhan and her ex-husband
were indicted in 2005 by a grand jury


in Fort Lauderdale on charges of con-
spiring to obtain night vision goggles
for Iran's military and police. The
goggles are known as Generation Ill,
which have state-of-the-art image res-
olution technology and amplify light.
Gholikhan admitted in court her
main role was acting as translator and
go-between for her ex-husband, who
does not speak English. She spent
about a month in an Austrian jail and
returned to Iran.
Prosecutors said there was never a
guarantee of no prison time, only that
they would recommend Gholikhan
get a relatively light term under what-
ever federal sentencing guidelines ap-
plied to her case. The mistake was in
relying on a guideline range of zero
to six months; Assistant U.S. Attor-
ney Michael Walleisa said the correct
range is 30 to 37 months. ,
Under federal law, a judge can
change a sentence within seven
business days if there's a showing of
"arithmetic, technical or other clear
error." So on May 6, U.S. District
Judge James I. Cohn held a second
hearing and imposed a sentence of
29 months, giving Gholikhan credit
for her month in an Austrian jail.
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quired him to order prison time.


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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!
NO RECYCLING: My husband and I recently spent a week with
our parents who reside in Okeechobee. Although I enjoy coming for
the beautiful visit and for a relief from the cold weather in New York,
I find it hard to stomach that there is no avid recycling program oc-
curring with the trash pick up in this city. As a Cub Scout and Girl
Scout leader, we spend many hours teaching our youth to pick up,
reuse, recycle and limit waste. We celebrate Earth Day in our schools.
It was a great disappointment for me to have to tell my children to
throw out the cans, bottles and aluminum foil as "Grandma" didn't
have a recycling bin. We are already facing such major changes in
our weather and lifestyles due to the economy yet we are unable to
provide a promising future for our children. If everyone just took a
minute to pick up, reduce, reuse and recycle our world would be a
much better place.
ELDERLY LADY: I read the letter from Linda Pearce in Wednes-
day's paper. I am the one who wrote in about your Aunt Sibby. It's
sad that the pertinent information you wrote about was not included
in the article. By reading that article "all the facts" as you stated were
not mentioned as to the reason she was being moved. I just want to
say that if I was wrong, I am sorry. I hope that whichever way this
goes, your aunt and uncle are happy in the years remaining for them
-- whether it be together or apart. They will be in my prayers.
RATE HIKE: On Wednesday, June 11, issue states OUA must raise
rates because of higher operating expenses. I observed that Florida
Power & Light meter readers park his or her small six-cylinder truck
at the end of road and walks house to house reading meters. The
OUA. meter reader drives, water meter to water meter, in a full-size
V-8 truck. I Would imagine, all day. Also, the installation and repair
crews of OUA leave their trucks running continually on the job site,
unless working at night or using PTO tools. These trucks should be
shut off to save gasoline. I don't know if this is poor supervision, or
just the way they have always worked.
RELIGION: My beliefs are my own, and although some feel the
need to proclaim theirs, the workplace is inappropriate to say the
least. A while back I was put in an awkward and inescapable position
at a local health care provider. I was under the care of one of the doc-
tor's assistants for a lengthy procedure. During casual conversation
the subject of religion was somehow interjected. I have no personal
contacts with anyone at this office except for treatment there. I strong-
ly feel such subjects should be reserved for personal relationships. I
felt trapped, and frankly afraid to do anything but agree with the doc-
tor's assistant as I was under their direct care at the time. I've had a
long and trusting relationship with this doctor but now feel skeptical
of being put in another uncomfortable position. How can anyone as-
sume their religious convictions are automatically "right" and have
the gall to presume mine should be as theirs? I'm writing because I
don't think any health care provider should subject captive patients to
unsolicited religious testimonials.
-+ TRAIN DEPOT: We realize that CSX owns the property. They
haven't used it for anything for a long time. They rent out part for
storage for a feed company. Apparently the roof doesn't leak and the
floor is good. The doors must fit well and there aren't any holes in
the walls, Otherwise they would not be storing feed there. Amtrak
is interested in helping restore the depot. The county is suggesting
trading other property for it. No one is trying to take it away from CSX
without compensation. Main Street has been working on this idea for
some time -- it's not all of a sudden. But it became urgent when they
learned CSX planned to just tear it down. We need to save this piece
of Okeechobee history.
ENTERTAINMENT: Regarding family entertainment, it's not just
that the kids think there is nothing to do. Of course we can find plenty
to keep them busy. But we'd love to have more things that a larger
group of people could do together. Not all of us have big houses. We'd
like to go somewhere fun with a group of friends. With the price of
gasoline, I think a lot of people feel that way. If I had the money to
invest, I would.
COMMUNITY: I see that the Treasure Island Community has ral-
lied together to improve their community for a better place to live.
The message has been sent out, by the majority of the good people
of Treasure Island, that we will not tolerate and will report any and all
illegal drug activity in our. neighborhood. Working together with the
Sheriff department and the cooperation of the Code Enforcement on
abandoned, derelict, or unkept properties. We can contribute to mak-
ing Okeechobee a desirable place to live and raise our families and
add to the economic growth of our historical city.



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Letters to the Editor


Aunt Sibby
A lot has been written and said
about my great aunt Sylvia P. Cook,
or Aunt Sibby as she is known
by so many in the Okeechobee
County and Glades County areas.
While some of these things are
true, there are also some untruths
being spread. Because of this, my
wife and I would like to extend an
open invitation to anyone and ev-
eryone to come out to the L-Cross
Ranch and visit with Aunt Sibby.


As so many of you already
know, my Aunt Sibby enjoys see-
ing and talking with old friends.
But because she no longer drives
she's been unable to see as many
of you as she would like, and that
is why we are extending this open
invitation.
If you would like to spend a
few minutes chatting with Aunt
Sibby and sharing memories,
please feel free to do so because
it would give her such pleasure to


Community Calendar

Thursday, June 12
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn
Rinear at 863-697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at The American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second Street, Okeechobee. 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.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday 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 available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.
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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
.of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W.
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
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 to join. 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.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets ori 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.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.

Friday, June 13
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780 or 863-467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-932-
8677.


THURSDAY PRIME TIME


spend time with her friends.
Sincerely,
Mark and Patricia Pearce
863-763-0569

Think before voting
Attention all Democratic vot-
ers who believe in the bible and
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Community Events

Children's Services Council meeting
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, June 12, at
5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board
Office, 700 S.W. 2nd Ave.

Hospice plans yardsale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a two-day yard sale at the Blue
Volunteer Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street)
on Thursday June 12, 8 a.m. until 2p.m., and Friday June 13, 8 a.m. to
noon. There will be bargains galore and new items available. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee including services offered in
The Hamrick Home. For information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or 863-
697-1995.

BBQ benefits Rodeo Team
OHS Rodeo Team will be having a barbecued chicken dinner June
13, starting at 11 a.m. at Elis' Western Wear for pick up. You can pre-
order dinners for delivery of five dinners or more on June 11, from 9
a.m. until 5 p.m. at 863-467-0807 to place your orders. For additional
information please contact Darlene Bass at 863-634-5815.

Okeechobee Autism Support Group
Okeechobee Autism Support Group begins 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 mom with an autistic child? Meet moms go-
ing through the same thing. Share ideas, news and experiences. No age
requirement, help others and teach others is the goal. This will be held
at local residence that is child friendly with safe backyard fun. The sup-
port 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.

Shrine Club hosts dinner, dance
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 W, will host a dinner and
dance on Saturday, June 14. The lounge will open at 6 p.m. The din-
ner, consisting of barbecued ribs and chicken, will start at 7 p.m. and
will be followed by the dance. Country music will be.provided by The
Saddle Tramps. For reservations contact Keith and Cathy Tomey at 863-
763-8072 or 863-634-2682, or the Big. 0 Drive Thru at 863-467-0946.
Tickets are $15 each, and will also be available at the door on the night
of the event.

Camper drawing to benefit Hospice
Retired Judge Ed Miller has generously donated a 2005 Aliner Sofa
Model Camper to Big Lake Hospice, in memory of Jack and Frances
Raulerson and Waymon Jones of Georgia. Tickets for the drawing are
$5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Big Lake Hospice
office or Thrift Store located at 3543 Highway 441, next to Publix. The
winning ticket will be drawn on Father's Day, June 15. The winning
ticket will be published in the Okeechobee News and announced on
WOKC. All proceeds from the drawing will benefit BigLake Hospice's
patient care fund. For more information or questions please contact Big
Lake Hospice at 863-763-0707.

Red Cross to hold CPR classes
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering the following
classes in June at their Branch office:
Monday, June 16,-Infant/Child CPR at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25,-Adult CPR at 6 p.m.
As well as these classes, we will also be holding a class on Saturday,
June 21, which will include Adult CPR, Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
Basics. This class will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. To register, or
for more information call 863-763-2488 or stop by their Branch office
located at 323 N. Parrott Ave.

Free CRA Nutritional Analysis class.
A free CRA Nutritional Analysis class is being offered Monday, June
16 at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The class
will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For more information call 863-
763-4320. This is a free community service.

Free summer camp planned
Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc will be conducting a free arts'
and crafts summer camp to develop peer bonds and social skills for
all Okeechobee children. 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.


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The following movies are now'showing at the
Brahman Theatres Ill. Movie times for Thursday,
June 6, through Thursday, June 12, are as follows:
Theatre 1 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 Kingdom
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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III "Kung Fu Panda" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:30 and
7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
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Submitted photo/YMS
Mr. Tedders stands with Emilie Lege to help hold up her
awards. Emilie was named YMS Female Athlete of the Year
for the 2007-08 school year.


Submitted photo/YMS
Yearling held its annual PBS Day on Monday, June 2. All bonus bills accumulated throughout the year were placed into a
huge container. Individual bonus bills are drawn for prizes. Prizes awarded to students included bicycles, head phones, a
"rip stick," dvd players, games, phones and phone cards. Thank you to Ms. Cathleen Blair and the PBS people for donating
over $700 to purchase the items for the students.


A few last announcements from YMS


Thank You
As the out-going principal at
Yearling Middle School, I would
like to thank you for allowing me
to be a part of your children's
lives. I have enjoyed my six years
as principal at Yearling Middle
School! Yearling has a combina-
tion of great teachers, exceptional
students, and fantastic parents
which has made Yearling the suc-
cessful school it is. I am looking
forward to going back to Semi-
nole Elementary School as their
principal. I first started out my ad-
ministrative career as the assistant
principal at Seminole Elementary
twelve years ago. Seminole El-
ementary has always had a great
group of teachers and I am look-
ing forward to working with them
once again.
Again, thank you for allowing
me to work with your children. I
have been truly blessed to have
had the opportunity to work with
such a fine group of people!
- Welcome to Mr. Brewer
Mr. Andy Brewer has been
named the principal at Yearling
Middle School for next school
year. Mr. Brewer knows Yearling
very well. He taught at Yearling
for several years and was the as-
sistant principal for two years. Mr.


Brewer has a great deal of experi-
ence as a principal. He was a prin-
cipal at New Endeavor and is the
current principal at the Okeecho-
bee Freshman Campus.
Report Cards
Report cards will be mailed to
parents Friday, June 13. The en-
velope will not include FCAT test
scores because individual FCAT
scores from the State will not be
delivered until sometime the week
of June 18. Parents may come to
the school and pick up their indi-
vidual FCAT test scores next week
or they can get them through the
FCAT Parent Network
FCAT Scores
FCAT Eighth Grade Writing
scores were made available to
schools on Thursday, May 8 and
individual writing scores were
made available on the FCAT Par-
ent Network on Tuesday, May 13.
School and District Norm Refer-
ence Scores were made available
to the schools over a week ago.
Schools have not received individ-
ual Norm Reference Test scores
as of yet.
Middle School FCAT Sunshine
Statd Standards Reading and Math
scores were released on Tuesday,
June 10, and will be available on
the FCAT Parent Network at the


end of this week.
FCAT Parent Network
Parents may now have ac-
cess to their students Reading
and Math FCAT results as soon
as they are available through the
FCAT Parent Network (www.
fcatparentnetwork.com). The
website will give parents their
students' scores when they are
ready to view. Parents interested
in this program may pick up their
childs' login ID and password at
the guidance office.
Summer School
Summer school will be of-
fered to sixth and seventh grade
students who need to make up a
failing grade in math, science, so-
cial studies, or English. The begin-
ning date of the summer school
program will be June 10, through
June 30. The middle school sum-
mer school will be held at Os-
ceola Middle School between the
hours of 8 a.m. and noon.'
In order to earn promotion,
the student must pass five out
of six courses. In order to pass a
course, the student must earn a
passing grade in three of the four
grading periods.
The following Middle School
requirements for students enter-
ing sixth or seventh grade this
year to be promoted from middle


Moore signs with Albany State


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
alumna Davisha Moore signed
a national letter of intent in May
to play volleyball at Albany State
University in Georgia.
Moore played two years for
Indian River Community College
(IRCC) after she starred in track,
basketball and volleyball at OHS
The 2006 OHS graduate was also
the 2005 homecoming queen.
She is the daughter of Demetria
and Myron Refoure of Okeecho-
bee.
The scholarship is a full ride,
which takes care of her tuition
and other expenses related to her
education.
Moore was one of the best
volleyball players in recent years
at OHS. She was also a solid bas-
ketball player who was the girls'


Davisha Moore


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varsity point guard for several sea-
sons.
"I'm very excited about playing
volleyball for the Golden Rams,"
Moore said. "I talk to my coach,
Robert Skinner, all the time. I think
he's more excited than I am."


Her parents are also very proud
of Moore's accomplishments.
Her mother said her daughter is a
sweetheart and they enjoy a very
close relationship.
"She calls me everyday, some-
times three or four times per day.
She is the only one of my children
that does that. I am so proud of
Davisha. May God bless her and
be with her at all times," Mrs. Re-
foure said.
Refoure, her father and former
coach, praised Moore for her hard
work. He said that has gotten her
where she is today.
"Davisha has always been a
hard worker in the classroom and
on the court," he said.
Albany State finished 9-10
last year. They are a Division II
school.


school to high school include suc-
cessful completion of: three year-
long courses in English, three
year-long courses in Mathemat-
ics, three year-long courses in Sci-
ence, three year-long courses in
Social Studies, and one course in
career and education planning.
Summer Paving
The Yearling parking lot and
bus loop will be repaved this
summer. The paying project will
include making the one-lane west
gate into a two-lane gate for after-
noon traffic.
Positive Behavior
Support (PBS)
Yearling Middle School estab-
lished a "Bonus Bill" program to
reward students for doing good
things at school. Students use
their bonus bills to enter activ-
ity days and purchase drinks and
snacks.


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Richard Donegan was named YMS Male Academic Athlete
of the Year for the 2007-08 School year at Yearling Middle
School.


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ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
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require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
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



HORSE Montura area of
Hendry Co. Please contact
the Hendry Co. Sheriff's Of-
fice (863)983-1440

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.




LOST KEYS -.Shady Rest Gro-
cery Store area. Leather, Gil-
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FREE: KITTENS to good home.
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clothes, much, much more
like books, collectibles & etc.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent, In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sifleds."


Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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Preschool Ages: 1vrr-5yrs old


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FREE CONSULTATION
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sifieds


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health a Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
sJewelry 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
Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm



Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm


Wanted to Buy:
Boats, Bikes, Vehicles
Turn your unwanted items
into cash! (561)262-1390


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e-mail resume
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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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North


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




1st month rent FREE to I
approved applicants- $7001
security deposit, 2br/lba I
duplex (863)634-9850 I

Move In Special!
z2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all apple's, a/c & heat, 1
blk. 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
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call
561-255-4377



COMMERCIAL RESTAU-
RANT/HOME/RV'S 100%
financing, no money down,
Call Warren (954)602-5933



OAK LAKE VILLAS Remodeled
2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861
SW SECTION 2/2 Updated
kitchen, all appliances, W&D.
$875 mo. 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-5965


BASSWOOD newer home,
3br, 2ba, 1car garage, 3818
NW 29th Ave. $1000/mo,
1st & Sec. (863)634-6210
or (561)662-2298 Kirk


CBS 2/1, behind Post Office,
$850 mo. + $850 dep. & 12
mo. lease agreement, avail.
7/1. (561)445-8281
EAST SIDE OKEE, Newer 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage 522 SE
36th Tort. $2000 down &
$1400 mo. All towards prin-
ciple (863)467-0128 or
(561)307-7988
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, CBS House. central
a/c & heat, dishwasher,W/D,
storm shutters. $800 mo. +
$800 sec. dep., w/option to
buy. Avail Now 863-467-8434
-MOVE IN SPECIAL-
RENTAL APT-on Ranch
setting. Very clean, No pets,
$560/mo. (863)467-9800
OKEE. 2br/1ba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
(239)707-5155
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-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeeghobee Estates 3/1,
$850 mo. + $200 sec. dep.
(863)634-7687
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, lba, fully turn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
RENT TO OWN BASSWOOD
3br/2ba, $2000 down,
$1200/mo All going towards
principle, Bruised credit
okay (863)467-0128 or
(561)307-7988

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifleds.



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


Middle age female looking to
share a 2br/1.5ba, no pets,
no drugs, no children, prefer
older male, quiet clean
neighborhood $350 mo. +
electric and $100 towards
security (561)373-5256


Real Estate


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869


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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
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Recreation



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



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freshly painted. $4200
863)234-1226 or
239)823-2587


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cruise control, CD player,
heel & toe shifter, trailer
hitch, tow behind trailer.
$9500 or best offer
(239)694-7991

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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
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




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with utility bed and pipe rack,
white, $16,500 Call for
details (863)467-3613


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4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1500 firm (863)467-9465
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Cold A/C, Standard. $2000
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-094
JUDGE: F SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE: The Estate of
WILLIAM T.MEEKINS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of WIL-
LIAM T. MEEKINS, Deceased, whose
date of death was December 15,
2007, and whose social security num-
ber is 230-12-0914. Case Number
2008-CP-094. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Suite
125, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representatives and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with is
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
V MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
HE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AF-
TER 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,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
LED TWO 12) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 5,2008. .
JUDITH A. UMPHLETT
Personal Representative
2317 Carolina Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
BILLIE C. GROH
Personal Representative
2309 Carolina Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street''PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973



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NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
tie Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, @ 3:30 RM. The public meeting will be held
at mission Chambers, l edat the Okee chobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Honda. For more informa-
tion, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department, 499
"N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florda 34972; (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official record of the Department
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
277981 ON 6/12,20/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2008-CA-0001
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
a Delaware Corporation,
Plaintiff
VS.
CARLTON COMFORT and PATRICIA
COMFORT; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant
Swho are unknown to be dead or alive
whether said unknown are persons,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other clai-
mants: OTTER CREEK ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC.;
TENANT I/UNKNOWN TENANT; and
TENANT It/UNKNOWN TENTANT, in
possession of the subject real proper-
ty,
Defendants.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the fi-
nal judgment/order entered in the
above noted case, that I will sell the
following property situated in Okee-
chohee County. Florida described as:
LOT 19, OTTER CREEK ESTATES,
UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES) 29, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash. at 11:00 am, 312
North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Fiul id ,,,, ".,ir- In' ir, rnljr- i
Clerk, a deposit equal to five percent
(5%) of the final bid. The depositb must
be cash or cashier's check payable to
the Clerk tof the Court. Final payment
must he made on or before 5:00 PM.
on the date of the sale by cash or
cashier's check.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/S/LINDA E YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
275458 ON 65',12,08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auctn will beheld e t iohns To w-
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are is follows.
19965 odge Ram 1501 Trck
VlN#3B7HF13ZOTG129B602
1995 FREIGHTLINER USF-1E
VIN#1FUYDCYB7SH710735
1992 East Unloader Null Semi Trailer
VIN#1E1U1X283NRJ12792
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
eight of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in 'As Is*
condition with no guarantee's.
276512 ON 06/12/108

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
as Trustee under POOLING AND SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT Dated as of November
1, 2005 MORGAN STANLEY HOME EO-
UITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4 MORTGAGE
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES,' SERIES
2005-4,
Plaintiff,
-vs- Case #08 CA 28
Jose Villanueva: Mortgage Electronic
Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee
for Wilmington Finance; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If Living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, through, un-
der and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Oevisees, Grantees, or Other Clai-
mants.
Defendantss.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated May 22, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 08 CA 28 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, RoIda, wherein DEUTS-
CHE BANK TRUST COMPANY as Trustee
under POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT Dated as of November 1,
2005 MORGAN STANLEY HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 2005-4 MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-4, Plaintiff and Jose Villanueva 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 25. 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 17, LESS THE WEST 113 FEET
THEREOF. BLOCK 9. OKEECHOBEE
uLILE FARMS, ,ACCORUING TO PLAT
THEREOF REOIDEOD IN PLAT BOOK
2 AGE O 100 OF THE PUBLIC
RECOVdS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNT),

AN PERSON CtUIMIW AN IER-
EST 0 THE SURItS FRDM THE
SALE. IF AN, OTHI TMAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF TE DATE
OF THE LIS PENB NS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH 0it IAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISB-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPBA-
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 HENRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 25 EAST HICKPOCHEE
AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE OF SALE; IF YOO ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770,
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this
22nd day of May, 2008.


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Service Club News in Brief


The American
Legion Post 64
501 S.E. Second Street-
Okeechobee,
Office 863-763-2950 Lounge
863-763-5309
We can accommodate Meet-
ings, Weddings, Parties of any
size.
Public is always welcome un-
less 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.mn.
*Tuesday: Members Only
Legion and Auxiliary meet sec-
ond 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
Productions (Bobby & Penny Ka-
raoke)
(Anyone wishing to perform in
the Lip Sync Programs see Bobby
and Penny)
*SAL Steak Dinner third Sun-
day 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.
Applications 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. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located
at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For informa-
tion on events, call 863-763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
- Wednesdays: 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 do-
nation. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: mu-
sic at 7 p.m.
First and. third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
A benefit dinner and auction
will be held at the Eagles #4137
at 9985 N. Hwy 441 on June 28,
for Erik Spires who passed away
on April 17, 2008. There will be
a dinner after the auction for a
small donation. All proceeds will
go to help with funeral expenses.
Anyone with items for auction can
be dropped off that Eagles Club at
9985 N. Hwy. 441. All donations
are accepted and appreciated.
For more information, please call
863-763-2552.


Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Jose Verano
at 863-634-2071.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming ac-
tivities, 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 number is 863-
763-2250.
Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m. With
many items to choose from.
Sunday: Karaoke with open
mike at 6 p.m.
Monday: June 16, WO.T.M.
Business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Re-
freshments to follow.
Tuesday: June 17, Moose
enrollment of new members plus
meeting at 8 p.m.
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 danc-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to see who
is playing.
Friday: dinner served from
5 until 7:30 p.m. Music for danc-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to seewho
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 located 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 activities 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 tourna-
ments sign up, 7 p.m. Food is
served.
Women's meeting second
and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Officers meetings first and
third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Men's meetings, second and
fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Moose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m.
and Friday night at 7 p.m. Food
Served. (you must be a member
to play bar bingo)
Dinner and music almost ev-
ery Saturday night.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
863-763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,


Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: 50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday: dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food
will be available. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests. Ka-
raoke will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 4 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies aux-
iliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is striv-
ing for 100 percent. For informa-
tion, contact the quartermaster at"
863-763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call 863-
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
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 din-
ner.
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 Com-
mander 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 VFW will be open Mon-
day 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 Saturday from 10 a.m.
until closing and Sunday from 1
p.m. until closing.
Monday: Card Bar Bingo
starting at 6 p.m. -
Tuesday: Ladies 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 avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary. Music Kitchen is open from
5 until 8 p.m. Second Wednes-
day 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, sau-
sage 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 look-
ing for any family members of
Okeechobee residents currently
serving overseas. We are forward-
ing packages of neededed 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 second
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 Sun-
day of the month there will be
a Bike Sunday from noon until
7 p.m. There will be food, juke-
box, 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 Frater-
nal Order of Eagles 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 1 to 10 p.m.
Information can be found by visit-
ing www.foe4509.com, or calling
863-467-1154.
Food is served several eve-
nings 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.
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