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Briefs
Main Street Mixer
date set
Okeechobee Main Street in-
vites you to the Main Street Mix-
er on Thursday, June 19, from
5 to 7 p.m. This month's mixer
will be hosted by the Law Offic-
es of Hoskins and Turco, locat-
ed at 212 South Parrott Avenue.
Mark your calendar and invite
a friend, this is a great way to
network in the community and
meet our local business repre-
sentatives. There will be door
prizes and refreshments will be
served. For more information
please contact Main Streets Ex-
ecutive Director Toni Doyle at
863-357-MAIN (6246).

Summer swim
lessons set
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 863-467-7667 if you
need additional information.

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 limited, call Yolanda at
863-763-2288 to sign up.

Drought Index

Current: 544
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.28 feet
Last Year: 8.91 feet
S on-sored 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
Opinion ...... .4
Speak Out. ..4
Sports 8
TV ....................... 4
W weather ............:......................... 2
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Vol. 99 No. 168


HOBEE


Monday, June 16, 2008


By Betty Bockoras
Mabel Williamson of
Okeechobee is 101-years-old
today, Monday, June 16. She
plans to celebrate the big day
at Lady Ann's Tea Room in Stu-
art.
All her life, Mabel has
worked hard. From working at
Hinde & Dough Paper Compa-
ny in Michigan (her best paying
job ever, she says) to owning
and operating the Brahma Bull
Motel in Okeechoee. The motel
was located on 441 South, not


Historic building: Okeechobee depot


O ki L -
Jeff Jones, left, who currently operates a livestock feed busine
tion of the old Okeechobee train depot, and Terry Burroughs _.
Main Street, look over the old. building. The owner of the buildir =
has told Mr. Jones that he must move out by June 30. Mr. Jone .-
location for his business. Okeechobee Main Street is spearhe; -=-
the 1924 structure for passenger service. -=:


State shows min



in historic depth.


By Pete dawda
Okeechobee News
It appears the state is show-
ing some interest in preserving
the Okeechobee Train Depot,
which the building's owner,
CSX Transportation, has slated
for demolition.
Frederick P. Gaske, Director
of the Division of Historical Re-
sources, Florida Department of
State recently wrote a letter on
that subject to Toni Doyle, ex-
ecutive director of Okeechobee
Main Street (OMS), a civic or-
ganization that has been lead-
ing efforts to save the historic
building.
"In light of the Okeecho-,
bee Train Depot's historic and
architectural significance, we
urge you, CSX, and the City of
Okeechobee to give every pos-
sible consideration to preserv-
ing the building."
"The Division of Historical
Resources has several pro-
grams including our Historic
Preservation Grants-in-Aid
Program, which could possibly
help in this effort."
In 1994 the Division of His-
torical Resources determined
that the building was eligible
for listing in the National Regis-
ter of Historical Places (NRHP).
The letter goes on to say
that the old depot is.an excel-


lent example of the Mission
style of architecture as applied
to an industrial form. It was
built for the Florida, Western
& Northern Railroad, a subsid-
iary of the Seaboard Air Line
.- :.i. ,., it was designed by the
architectural firm of Henry Ste-
phen Harvey and Louis Phillips
Clarke who developed stan-


News/Pete Gawda
the freight sec-
)f'Okeechobee
Transportation,
ing for another
forts to restore



rest


dard plans for many Seaboard
Air Line depots. These same
architects designed the depots
at Deerfield Beach and Delray
Beach. Both of those struc-
tures are NRHP listed. Messrs.
i'ai'ey and Clarke also custom
designed the depots at West
Palm Beach and Hialeah and
See Depot- Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Jeff Jones stands on a loading dock on the south side of
the historic Okeechobee train depot.
Mr. Jones currently operates a livestock feed business
in the freight section of the old building. The building
owner, CSX Transportation, has announced plans to de-
molish the building and has asked Mr. Jones to vacate
the building by June 30. However, there is much support
for restoring and renovating the building for passenger
service.


far from where Wal-Mart is to-
day. She sold it sometime in the
1960's.
Mabel always had a big
vegetable garden. She canned
hundreds of jars of produce,
not only for herself but to give
away to friends.
But the day came when she
was not physically able to work
in the garden and can fruits and
vegetables -- or even to bake
her favorite carrot cake.
She is content now with
watching the birds and squir-


rels at the feeder outside her
back window, and lately -- in
the middle of the day when Ma-
bel could see -- a raccoon came
to clean up the seeds under the
feeder.
Although she is sometimes
forgetful, Mabel always re-
members her favorite shows:
"Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeop-
ardy." Mealtimes are especially
enjoyable. Breakfast is her fa-
vorite meal.
See Mabel Page 2


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Local teen



competes for



state crown


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The 2008 Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Teen USA Mary
Kathleen Barber is on her way
to compete in the Miss'Florida
Teen USA pageant to represent
Okeechobee County.
She is the first ever Miss
Okeechobee County Fair and
the first representative from
Okeechobee County to partici-
pate in this level for Okeecho-
bee.
Ms' Barber is 15 years old
and a freshman at Okeecho-
bee Freshman Campus where
she maintains a 3.8 GPA. She
is kept busy in honors classes
and in her dance classes where
she is an assistant instructor at
Leslie's Dance Studio. *
She has danced since she
was five years old and it is her
passion. She looks forward to
pursuing a career as a profes-
sional dancer or choreogra-
pher.
During high school she also
participated in the Principal's
Advisory Committee by which
she was appointed by Mrs.
Ann Alexander, her business
teacher.
She has attended a pre-tap-


Sumbitted photo
Mary Barber
ing of the upcoming pageant
in Hollywood, where she met
many new people including
the current Miss Teen Florida.
Since winning the county pag-
eant she has had the opportu-
nity to meet Aaron Tippin, Miss
Florida USA, and Congressman
Tim Mahoney.
Ms. Barber traveled to Los

See Barber Page 2


FCAT scores



are released


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The final Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) for 2008 have been re-
leased.
While the district still chases
the state average, gains were
made in many areas through-
out the district.
According to the state press
release, "Florida students con-
tinue long-term gains and nar-
row the achievement gap."
More of Florida students are
performing at or above grade
level (Achievement Level 3 and
above) in reading and math-
ematics compared to all test
years since 2001, according to
the 2008 Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test (FCAT) re-
sults released earlier this week.


The students in sixth through
eleventh grade all received their
FCAT results which as a trend,
according to Superintendent
Dr. Patricia Cooper from 2001
to 2008, the amount of stu-
dents scoring a level 3 or above
in Math district-wide has risen
12 percent. The percent of stu-
dents scoring a level 1 in math
district-wide has decreased 9
percent. In reading, the percent
of students scoring a level 3
or above in the district has in-
creased 7 percent and in level
1, decreased 7 percent.
This creates a positive
trend that the high achieving
students continue to accumu-
late in numbers and the lower
achieving students continue to
decrease in number.
See FCAT Page 2


Submitted photo
Mabel Williamson went on an airboat ride last month.-Al-
though not physically able to do what she used to, her life
shows that, "life still can be fun at 101!"


525 NW Ave L Belle Glade Medy AduM


561-992-4000

www.gladesmotors.com i


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Mabel Willimason:



101 and still lovin' life


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2 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 16, 2008


Depot
Continued From Page 1

the Palm Beach Town Hall and
Fire Station.
There is precedent for CSX
donating the building to the city.
In 1998, the NRHP listed Tampa
Union Station was donated by
CSX to the City of Tampa. It has
been restored and now serves as
an Amtrak station.
Mr. Gaske sent copies of his
letter to the real estate division of
CSX, City of Okeechobee Admin-
istrator Brian Whitehall and the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation Rail Office.
Maureen Burroughs, president
of OMS, recently sent a letter to the
CSX Board of Directors request-
ing a meeting in Okeechobee


with representatives of CSX, the
city, the county, OMS, Okeecho-
bee Historical Society and Amtrak
to tour the building and discuss
restoring it and placing it on the
NRHP. There is no word yet as to
if and when such a meeting will
take place.
The City of Okeechobee owes
its existence to the railroad. In
1912 The Florida East Coast Rail-
road formed the Model Land
Company which laid out the plat
for the City of Okeechobee. Fla-
gler Park is named after railroad
baron Henry Flagler. The main
north-south thoroughfare, Parrott
Avenue, was named for the presi-
dent of the Florida East Coast Rail-
road, J. R. Parrott.
Through the years the depot
has served as a transportation
center for Okeechobee. Many
people have memories of troops


departing from the depot to go to
World War II1 and the Korean War.
Okeechobee High School senior
class trips to Washington, D.C. left
from the depot.
In recent years, the build-
ing has fallen on hard times and
forms a poor first impression for
people getting off the train here.
The building has not been used
for passenger service for many
years. People waiting for a train in
Okeechobee have to use a Plexi-
glas bus stop type shelter near the
tracks.
According to Amtrak figures,
2,858 people used the Okeecho-
bee station in fiscal year 2006.
That figure was up slightly to
3,067 in fiscal year 2007.
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Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Barber
Continued From Page 1

Angeles where she attended the
International Presentation of Per-
formers (IPOP) which included
3,000 performers from all over the
world including England, Canada,
Russia and the U.S.
She was honored to place in
the Top 10 Commercial Print and
the Top 10 in the Dance catego-
ries.
The pageant will be held in
October, where Ms. Barber has
the chance of winning a full
scholarship to Nova Southeast-
ern University. Her coach is Robin
Flemming, owner of La Casa Her-
mosa. The cost of the pageant,
while alleviated by the County Fair
Association with a starter $1,000;
is very-expensive.


Entry fees for the pageant were
$1,200 and Ms. Barber will be
competing in formal wear, swim-
suit and interview categories. The
swimsuit alone for the pageant
cost approximately $350.
This opportunity can lead to
going on to the Miss Teen USA
pageant in California.
Donations to help Ms. Barber
go on to represent Okeechobee
County are tax deductible, checks
may be made out out to the
Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
tion, which is a 501(c)3 corpora-
tion.
This will be a once in a life-
time experience for Ms. Barber
who looks forward to meeting
new friends and having exposure
to the real world as well as public
speaking at the event and being
that "girl from little ole' Okeecho-
bee" who has the chance of be-
coming Miss Florida Teen USA


FCAT
Continued From Page 1

Osceola Middle School (OMS)
sixth graders made gains in both
reading and math. In reading, the
OMS sixth graders gained 4 per-
cent in their scores bringing their
score to 59. In math, they gained
2 percent, bringing their score to
55.
The seventh graders at OMS
gained 13 percent in reading
bringing their score to 59, still six
below the state score of 65. Sev-
enth graders at OMS gained 11
percent in math scoring a 60, only
1 percent below the state average
of 61.
Eighth graders at OMS gained
4 points in reading, scoring a 42
and lost ground in math by 8 per-
cent, scoring a 52. Science scores
also lost ground at OMS by 8 per-
cent, scoring a 23.
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
sixth graders lost some ground
in reading by 1 percent, scoring
a 59 (equal to the score at OMS),
which is 4 percent below the
state average of 63. Sixth graders
at YMS gained 2 percent in math,
scoring a 62. Both YMS and OMS
were above the state average of
53 for sixth grade math.
Seventh graders at YMS lost 1
percent in their reading from last


Mabel
Continued From Page 1

And every now and then Ma-
bel experiences something new.
For instance, she went on the
ferris wheel for the first time this
year. She loved it and wants to go


year, scoring 61. In math, the YMS
seventh graders gained 3 percent
scoring 59, only two below the
state average.
Eighth graders at YMS gained
2 percent in reading, scoring a
49, which is 4 points below the
state average of 53. In math, they
gained 4 percent to equal the
state average of 67.
Science scores increased by
1 percent to 34, 6 percent lower
than the state average of 40.
The Okeechobee Freshman
Campus (OFC) ninth graders lost
1 percent in reading scoring a 40,
six points below the state average
of 46. The ninth graders lost 2 per-
cent in math, scoring a 62, three
below the state average of 65.
Tenth graders at Okeechobee
High School (OHS) took both
the reading and math FCAT. They
gained 8 percent in the reading
scores, coming in at 33 and trail-
ing the state score of 38 by 5. In
math, the tenth graders gained 3
percent, raising their score to 66,
only three points below the state
average.
The science exam was taken
by OHS eleventh graders who
lost 7 percent, scoring a 33. This
brought them to score 5 below
the state average of 38 in science.
Middle School (Grades 6 -
8 reading and mathematics, and
grade 8 science)
61 percent of middle school


again. When she told her niece
Janet in Ohio, she didn't believe
it. She thought her Aunt Mabel
was loosing t6uch with reality,
but the guardian convinced her it
was true.
Last month Mabel went on
an airboat ride for the first time,
taking a tour from Ferrell's mar-
ket, located on State Road 78, out


students are reading at or above
grade level, up three percent-
age points from last year and 13
points since 2001.
60 percent of middle school
students are demonstrating math-
ematics skills at or above grade
level, up two percentage points
from last year and 13 points since
2001.
40 percent of eighth grade
students are achieving in science
at or above grade level, up two
percentage points from last year
and 12 points since 2003.
High School (Grades 9 and
10 reading and mathematics, and
grade 11 science)
42 percent of high school
students are reading at or above
grade level, up four percent-
age points from last year and 10
points since 2001.
67 percent of high school
students are demonstrating math-
ematics skills at or above grade
level, up four percentage points
from last year and 15 points since
2001.
38 percent of eleventh grade
students are achieving in science
at or above grade level, up one
percentage point from last year
and five percentage points since
2003.
Additional highlights include:
Hispanic students narrowed
the achievement gap with white
students by seven percentage


through the marshes to see the al-
ligators and birds. After that they
went to Lightsey's Restaurant for
lunch, one of Mabel's favorite
places to eat.
Recently Mabel has started go-
ing to church on Sunday morn-
ings with one of her caregivers.
Although church is not a new
experience, it's been a longtime


points since 2001 in both reading
and mathematics.
African-American students
narrowed the achievement gap
with white students by three per-
centage points in reading and
seven percentage points in math-
ematics since 2001.
Beginning at 6 am on Thurs-
day, June 12, parents may view
their students' scores via the
FCAT Parent Network (www.
fcatparer)tnetwork.com) using
the secure login and password
provided by their school. School
districts and schools can access
electronic copies of their reports
today. Printed reports, including
individual student reports, school
reports, district and state reports,
will be delivered to school dis-
tricts next week.
To view the 2008 Read-
ing Mathematics and Science
FCAT fact sheet, visit http://fcat.
fldoe.org/mediapacket/2008/
pdf/2008FCAT3-l FactSheet.pdf.
To view school, district and state
FCAT reports, visit http://fcat.fl-
doe.org/fcinfopg.asp.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


since she's had an interest in go-
ing. Now it's the high point of her
week.
Being unable to do what she
used to doesn't seem to bother
Mabel. This only goes to show
that "Life still can be fun . at a
hundred and one."


Forecast of lower flood crest at Iowa City


By Michael J. Crumb And
Jim Suhr
Associated Press Writers
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -
Displaced residents trickled back
into the hardest-hit areas of Cedar
Rapids on Sunday for their first
up-close look at flood devastation,
while a forecast of an earlier and
lower flood crest at Iowa River
sparked hope that the university
city would escape a similar fate.
The National Weather Service
had predicted a 33-foot crest early
Tuesday in Iowa City, home of the
University of Iowa, but the latest
projection on Sunday showed the
Iowa River is expected to top at
about 31.5 feet and hold there
before starting to fall Monday eve-


ning.
At a Des Moines press confer-
ence, Gov. Chet Culver called it "a
little bit of good news" but said
the situation was still precarious.
"Just because a river crests
does not mean it's not a serious
situation," he said. "You're still
talking about a very, very danger-
ous public safety threat."
Weather service meteorolo-
gist Donna Dubberke said levee
breaks downstream on the Iowa
River might explain the lower
crest.
"We believe that some of that
water is able to go off in those ar-
eas and that's just provided some
extra storage," she said.
More than 20 buildings at the
University of Iowa had already


taken on water, but the lower
crest probably would spare doz-
ens of others that had been in
jeopardy, Johnson County Emer-
gency Management spokesman
Mike Sullivan said.
In Cedar Rapids, the Cedar
River had gone down 5 feet from
its record crest at 31.1 feet.
"As the river recedes we're be-
ginning to see the incredible de-
struction that is left behind," said
Dave Koch, spokesman for the
city of Cedar Rapids, where the
worst flooding has taken place.
Houseboats torn from their
moorings by the current were
smashed against a partially col-
lapsed .railroad. bridge and fish
were occasionally flopping on
city streets. High water marks


on buildings were visible 5 feet
above the ground or higher, and
formerly submerged cars were
beginning to emerge from the
water.
Warnings about the dangers
of walking in the polluted, debris-
strewn water prompted hundreds
of people to line up at a down-
town clinic Sunday morning for
free tetanus shots.
The city planned to set up
10 checkpoints where residents
will have to show ID and sign in
before being allowed to return
home to begin removing belong-
ings. Houses where damage is
severe will remain off limits, Koch
said.


Tim Russert: Warmly remembered on 'Meet the Press'


By Frazier Moore
AP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Tim Rus-
sert's chair was empty on "Meet
the Press" on Sunday, two days
after his unexpected death.
But Russert was very much
present on the full-hour tribute to
this giant of political journalism
who hosted NBC's public-affairs
program for more than 16 years.
"His voice has been stilled,"
began Tom Brokaw, who led the
conversation, "and our issue this
sad Sunday morning is remem-
bering and honoring our col-
league and our friend ...."
Brokaw and a half-dozen oth-
ers were seated in front of the
"Meet the Press" set and its angu-
lar table, left vacant, where Rus-
sert had presided as recently as
last week.
Brokaw noted that Russert
had a large wooden sign in his
office that read: "Thou Shalt Not
Whine," which Brokaw then
supplemented with "Thou shalt
not weep or cry this morning.
This is a celebration."
But a bit later he choked up,
recalling Russert's words of awe
at how far a working-class kid
from Buffalo like himself could
rise: "What a country!" he would
marvel.
Among those gathered were
presidential historian Doris


Kearns Goodwin and political
pundit Mary Matalin, with Maria
Shriver the former NBC News
correspondent and currently Cal-
ifornia's first lady -.on a remote
hookup.
All agreed that Russert was
tough but fair in his interviewing,
and that he, as a former political
operative himself, loved politics
and politicians.
What he didn't like, said con-
sultant-pundit James Carville,
was an elected official or any-
body else who wasn't prepared
to face him.
"The biggest insult to him was
someone who came on and ...
didn't take the show seriously,"
Carville said.
It was a mistake they quickly
regretted, because Russert took
his stewardship of "Meet the
Press" as a sacred trust.
"He, would spend all week
preparing," said executive pro-
ducer Betsy Fischer.
PBS' Gwen Ifill, a former NBC
correspondent, called the pro-
gram "The Church of Tim."
"I wduld actually get a pass
from my own pastor to not be in
church on Sunday if I was gonna
be on 'Meet the Press,'" she said
with a smile.
MSNBC commentator Mike
Barnicle added that Russert's
son, Luke, had told him the day
before that the program was


"Tim's second son."
However fitting Sunday's trib-
ute, it was a cruel irony that Rus-
sert had become the big story,
particularly in the midst of a like-
no-other presidential race that he
was covering with his customary
gusto. Guests he had planned to
grill Sunday were senior officials
from both campaigns.
All that changed with Russert's
death from a heart attack Friday.
He was stricken while preparing
for the broadcast at his network's
Washington bureau.
NBC aired a prime-time trib-
ute Friday night, then devoted
Saturday's "Today" show to his
life and career. His passing domi-
nated rival cable-news networks
and news-talk shows.
Russert was the face of politi-
cal news for NBC as well as cable
sibling MSNBC, serving as chief
political analyst, a frequent cor-
respondent and an election-night
fixture, besides his off-camera
duties as NBC News' Washington
bureau chief.
He had become almost synon-
ymous with the top-rated "Meet
the Press," the TV institution he
reinvented while becoming an in-
stitution himself. He had been its
host since 1991 when the show,
the longest-running on television,
already was in its 45th year.
Several tape montages on
Sunday's tribute displayed Rus-


sert in action, pressing subjects
from Ross Perot to Louis Farra-
khan. Politicos including John
Kerry and Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton were seen telling Russert they
had no interest in running for the
White House.
The abrupt void Russert leaves
is unprecedented in network TV
news. Even the tragic death of
ABC News anchor Peter Jennings
in 2005 followed his much-publi-
cized battle with lung cancer and
his four-month absence from the
airwaves.
There was no immediate word
on who would host "Meet the
Press" next week, or in the weeks
after that.
Drawing the program to a
close, Brokaw observed "this
would not have been just another
Sunday for Tim: This is Father's
Day." Any regular viewer of "Meet
the Press" knew Russert was a
devoted son (of "Big Russ," about
whom he wrote in a best-selling
memoir) and father (to Luke).
But the final moments ee-
rily yet aptly were of Russert
signing off from his host's chair,
proud and cheery, with Father's
Day greetings to all. For an in-
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dered: Who will Russert be grill-
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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms in the morning and early afternoon. Then scattered after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. south-
east winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
through midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around
5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 30 per-
cent.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning
and early afternoon...Then numerous afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20
percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Scattered evening showers
and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers
and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Scattered evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.


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Copy and move computer files


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Last week we discussed back-
ing up data to a flash drive. This
week I would like to discuss the
actual process of moving those
files around. It seems everyone
does it in' a different way. This is
because the software that runs
our computers, the OS or operat-
ing system, has been engineered
to allow us many different ways of
doing most things. Here are two
of several ways the OS allows us
to move and copy files.
First you need to be able to see
your files.
The icon "My Computer" is on
your desktop. Double-click this
icon with your left mouse but-
ton to open it on your screen. On
the left, click My Documents. Se-
lect any file' name and using the
Edit Menu (along the top of your
folder right under the blue line),
select the action you want. Drag
down to select "Move to folder"
or "Copy to folder" to put that file
in another location. Choose the
one that most fits your needs. If I
wanted to put a copy of a file on
my desktop for temporary safe-
keeping, I would choose "Copy."
Then I'd move my cursor to any
blank spot on the desktop and
right click. Choose "Paste" and
a complete copy of the file ap-
pears.
Drag and Drop
The second method for mov-
ing files around is by far my favor-


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ite, because it is so visual. This is
using a file folder called Windows
Explorer. You don't have to pic-
ture the computer's file structure
in your mind. It is all right there in
front of you. It's just a little harder
to find the first time you use it. By
clicking START in the lower left
corner, you access Programs then
Accessories and then Windows
Explorer. You may want to create a
shortcut by right clicking its name
and choosing Create Shortcut and
drag it out to your desktop. Open
Windows Explorer.
You will notice the screen
has two distinct panels, left and
right. The left panel is arranged
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have folders within them. Look
for whichever folder is highlighted
on the left -- its content is shown
on the right. In the left panel I can
see My Documents, My Computer
(usually your C drive) and any
other drives that are plugged into
the computer, including that flash
drive we spoke of last week. On
the right panel you will see folders
and individual files. This is where
drag and drop is used. As the
method name implies, you would
highlight a file in the right screen
and drag it to a folder or your flash
drive in the left screen. There are
two things to remember ,about


this.
If you relocate a file on your
hard drive using drag and drop,
that file actually leaves the old
folder and now resides in the
new folder. You haven't created
a backup but rather a relocation.
But, if you drag and drop a file to
another drive, that is plugged into
your computer such as a flash
drive, a duplicate file is created.
Thereby, backing up the file. You
now have two copies of that file
on two distinct devices. Happy
computing.
If you have questions or would like to
suggest a topic for this column, please
email dtimmons@newszap.com.


Okeechobee Senior Services honored


On Thursday, May 22, at
the Kravis Center in West Palm
Beach more than 340 attendees
toasted the Area Agency on Ag-
ing of Palm Beach and Treasure
Coast as it celebrated 20 years of
answers on aging, assistance and
advocacy for the 552,856 seniors
residing throughout Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee
and Indian River counties.
As Florida's largest and the
country's most awarded Area
Agency on Aging, the organiza-
tion touched the lives of more
than 117,346 seniors last year.
Okeechobee Senior Services
was honored as the 2007 Out-
standing Service Provider of the
year.
Held in conjunction with Older
Americans Month, the event cel-
ebrated the enormous impact of
the organization's work. Keynote
speaker 'Assistant Secretary for
Aging Josefina Carbonell, the top
level official in aging for our na-
tion, urged all in attendance to be
advocates for long term care op-
tions and dignity for our seniors.


"We need to create a system
of care in which we would all
want to grow old -- one that will
allow each and every one of us
to live out our lives with dignity
and independence," the Secre-
tary said.
Other attending dignitaries in-
cluded Secretary of Elder Affairs,
Dr. E. Douglas Beach. Countess
Henrietta de Hoernle, a woman
who truly embodies the spirit of
philanthropy, provided words of
inspiration.
The celebration also honored
CEO Robert L. McFalls in his 30th
year in the aging network with
the organization's inaugural Rob-
ert L. McFalls Leadership in Aging
Award underwritten by Sterling
Mortgage. Jim Sackett, anchor,
WPTV NewsChannel 5 served as
emcee.
The event served as a vehicle
for the Agency's Board of Direc-
tors, Advisory Council, service
providers and community part-
ners to reflect on our history and
offers the opportunity to thank all
who have offered support to the


Submitted photo
CEO Robert L. McFalls presents Outstanding Service Pro-
vider Award to Director Sheila Savage of Okeechobee Senior
Services.


Agency's services and programs.
The Palm Healthcare Founda-
tion was honored with the Circle
of Excellence Award and this
year's Catalyst Award Recipient


was Jonathan Cameron-Hayes,
President of Florida Realty Inves-
tors. Well-known for her philoso-
phy of "Give while you live so you
know where it goes...",


Improve communications with an aging parent


The Counseling Corner
From the American Counseling
Association
For many people now in their
40s and 50s,"an important issue
now facing them is that their ag-
ing parents may no longer be
able to care for themselves as
they once did. Such situations can
result in a variety of emotionally-
laden decisions that require fam-
ily discussions.
It can often ,be extremely dif-
ficult to discuss, never mind reach
decisions, about issues such as
where elderly parents should live,
what health services are needed,
the current financial situation, is
there a current will, should a driv-
er's license be surrendered and
similar topics.
But, while such discussions


with an aging parent may be dif-
ficult and frustrating, they are nec-
essary. And there are ways to ap-
proach such talks that can make
them less prone to disagreement
and more apt to lead to desired
results:
Talk in statements that use
"I" rather than "you." Talk about
"your feelings" about an issue,
rather than taking the position
that whatever you believe is cor-
rect while your parent's views are
simply wrong.
Pick a good time and place for
important conversations, one that
will make your parent feel com-
fortable.
Try including someone you
and your parent mutually trust.
But don't make your parent feel
he or she is being ganged up on.
Respect your parent's right to


argue and disagree.
Accept that reaching neces-
sary decisions may take time. See
initial discussions as door open-
ers, chances to get things started.
Don't dominate the discussion.
Listen to your parent's views and
ideas, especially when the subject
involves major decisions.
Don't try to be judgmental. It
takes time for an aging parent to
accept the inevitable. Dictating
to him or her what "has" to be is
only opening the door to a stub-
born fight.
Realize that your job is to offer
advice and support, not demand
how things "must" be.
It's emotionally difficult for
parent and child when an ag-
ing parent can no longer handle
everything on his or her own.
Holding effective discussions


on changes to be made can be
much more productive, and far
less traumatic, than simply trying
to dictate decisions. If extra help
is needed, seek out a counseling
professional who specializes in
geriatric issues.
The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling Asso-
ciation, the nation's largest or-
ganization of counseling profes-
sionals. Learn more about the
counseling profession at the ACA.
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RESEARCH: Today I've done some research, some legal research
on shooting into a dwelling and I am shocked beyond words that Mr.
Lashley was found not to have committed a criminal act when he shot
and hurt someone inside Beef O'Brady's. I feel like the community
needs to get together because I feel that someone obviously has been
paid off. I feel like there should be some kind of reprecussions there.
Maybe perhaps we need to get higher officials in here like the FBI to
look into this matter. It is an obvious injustice being done.
KIDS SPACE: I am calling regarding that business Kids Space. I
paid money for a summer program and when I go there, the place is
closed or gone out of business, I don't know how to get my money
back. And I don't think I'm the only one. I have heard some people
talking in a restaurant about the same matter.
BEAUTICIANS: We were just wondering if there were any beauti-
cians in town that would go to shut ins and help them with getting
their hair cut at a reasonable price?
SPEED LIMIT: I am calling about the reduced speed limit on Hwy
7-10. The speed limit is now 55 mph all the way from the Okeechobee
County line to Indian Town so the drivers had better beware.
OIL CRISIS: Garfield on the oil crisis: "A lot of folks can't under-
stand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country. Well,
there's a very simple answer. Nobody bothered to check the oil. We
just didn't know we were getting low. The reason for that is purely
geographical. Our oil is located in Alaska, California, coastal Florida,
coastal Louisiana, California, Kansas, Oklahoma Pennsylvania and
Texas. Our dipsticks are located in Washington D.C.! Any questions?
NO? Didn't think so."
HYBRID CARS: The hybrids available right now are not what they
have been advertised to be. If you live in a big city that is cool enough
you don't need A/C and are driving under 40 mph most of the time
they work out o.k. That's if you can afford $8,000 more for a no frills
car. Auto makers are working on a plug in hybrid. You plug it in at
night and you get about 40 miles on the charge. It is a hybrid though
so it dose have a gas engine, it dose not run the drive train it is there to
just keep the battery charged for long trips. They are saying that these
will get up to 100 miles a gal. on a long trip, and if you only use it for
under 40 miles a day no gas will be used. The ion lithium batteries are
whats making all this possible. They hold 3-4 times the charge of regu-
lar batteries. These cars are not slow like the older electric cars. there
acceleration is better than most gas powered cars and they can handle
highway speeds very well. I have no idea what the cost of these plug
ins will be, but I would think they will be up there in price. I also have
no idea when we will start seeing them on the lots. Right now to get a
regular hybrid you have to order it and wait.
TURTLES: The county commissioners remind me of a turtle sitting
on the top of a fence post. You know he didn't get up there by himself,
he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up
there, and you just wonder who put him up there.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: I have lived in Okeechobee for at least 25
years. Everytime I go down Ninth Avenue to Indian River Community
College, I see the dilapidated, abandoned houses. I don't understand
why the code department doesn't do anything about them. We have
outsiders who come to IRCC and go back to tell how horrible our little
town is with this old buildings just down the road from the college. I
have had out of town visitors tell me that they could not believe this
town would let those abandoned houses stay up, because such build-
ings are a haven for crack and other things. It seems the code officers
are quick to go after other small things, like fences that are too high
or a carport that has junk in it, but don't do anything about these
condemned houses. These houses have looked that way for years.
Besides the traffic to IRCC, this is also. the road that goes to Yearling
Middle School and the health department.
2012: The Mayan Calender, often called the World Calender, has
been watched for 2000+ years. It will not be watched after December
12, 2012. Why you ask? Because it will end then. Some -- many actu-
ally from what I have read -- believe a lot will end then, and equally
as many think it might be the beginning of a new era in time. But
even most of them say it will be different. Maybe it's just another Y2K
... Yee Haw! A reason to party! Let the tailgates down and fill up the
coolers. Maybe its time to give thought to preparing for survival for a
long period of time?
FATHER'S DAY CRASH: While eating breakfast on Father's Day
after church at the Landing Strip Cafe, someone wrecked the left back
side of my 2006 grey Impala, and didn't even bother to let me know.
If anyone saw this happen, I would appreciate 'having them let me
know. It dented the bumper in about six inches and offset the tail light.
The car was parked in the space in front of the dumpster. What a great
Father's Day present. You can contact me through the newspaper.
REWARD FOR RETURN: My two red fuel tanks were stolen off my
pontoon boat a few weeks ago. I wrote speak out about it and then
again asking the culpruts to please return the tanks to my yard if they
were thru with the gas that was in them. Well they h avn't been re-
.turned therefore I am offering a $50 reward for any information lead-
ing to the return of the tanks. I live on Linda Rd. near the Canal Way
intersection.




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Community Calendar

Monday, June 16
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 meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeecho-
bee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at 863-467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at 863-763-3850.
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.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,.in
Buckhead Ridge on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm Welcome to any interest-
ed persons to come by and see what they are about. For information
call 863-763-6952.
A.A. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon meet-
ings 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 17
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.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at 863-467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276 .
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is in-
vited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas'Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at 863-
763-6076.


Community Events

Red Cross to hold CPR classes
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering the follow-
ing 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 Satur-
day, 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 Nutrintional 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.

Summer Food Service program
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will be participating in
the Summer Food Service program from June 1.6 through Aug. 1.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless
of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer,
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge
and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non enrolled children at open sites should pre register for meals with
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W 27th Lane, or by phone at 863-763-6950, no less than 24 hours
in advance. The programs are only approved for geographical areas
of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and
reduced price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice program:
Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 NE 16th Ave
*Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98 North
*Everglades Elementary School, 3225 SE Eighth Street.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call.immediately to:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW,
Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice), 202-720-
6382 (TTY).

Board meeting area agency on aging
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, lac. is
,planning its upcoming monthly Board of Directors Executive Commit-
tee meeting, to be held at the Area Agency on Aging, 400 N. Congress
Ave., Suite 150, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33409, on Tuesday, June 17.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring
the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of. this meeting.
Please call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on Aging, at 561-684-5885 for
more information.

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
limited, call Yolanda at 863-763-2288 to sign up.


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The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Friday, June
13, through Thursday, June 19, are as follows:
Theatre I "Incredible Hulk" (PG-13) Show-
times: 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 "What Happens in Vegas" (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 Ill "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-
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Scenic Trail: Gateway Community
The city of Okeechobee is now a Gateway Community of the Florida National Scenic Trail.
Paul Cummings of the Florida Trail Association presents the "Florida Trail Gateway Com-
munity" signs to Okeechobee City Commissioner Dowling Watford. The signs will be
placed near the existing welcome to Okeechobee signs. The placement of these signs
represent an agreement between the city of Okeechobee and the Florida Trail Association
to promote the the city of Okeechobee and its relationship to the Lake Okeechobee sec-
tion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. When in Okeechobee stop and enjoy the trail and
when using the trail stop and enjoy the many amenities of Okeechobee. At Okeechobee
the trail on the dike around the lake is paved and open to all non-motorized trail users. The
public is invited to join the 17th annual Big 0 Hike during Thanksgiving week in November.
The Big 0 hikers will be on the trail at Okeechobee on November 24 and 25.


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By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)
- Florida's statewide teachers
union and associations represent-
ing school boards, superinten-
dents and administrators sued
the state on Friday to remove two
pro-voucher proposals from the
Nov. 4 ballot.
They were joined by other
groups that advocate church-state
separation for the lawsuit filed
here in state Circuit Court. A law-
yer for the organizations said it'll
probably wind up in the Florida
Supreme Court.
Vouchers allow students to at-
tend religious and other private
schools at public expense.
The amendments are designed
to restore former Gov. Jeb Bush's
Opportunity Scholarship Program
that gave vouchers to students
from failing public schools. The
Florida Supreme Court ruled it
was unconstitutional in 2006.
The ballot proposals also
would protect two other voucher
programs for low income and dis-
abled students and any new ones
from similar legal challenges.
Jim Warford, executive direc-
tor of the Florida Association of
School Administrators, said at
news conference that the amend-
ments are "part of a well-orga-
nized, well-financed campaign to
outsource public schools."
Rabbi Merrill. Shapiro, vice
president of Americans United for
Separation of Church and State,
said it's wrong to give taxes paid
by Jews such as himself, Mos-


lems and other non-Christians to
church schools that teach "we're
going to hell." 1
Both measures were put on
the ballot by the Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission, ,
which meets every 20 years.
"The commission has run
amok" by offering amendments
beyond its constitutional scope,
said Ron Meyer, a lawyer for the
Florida Education Association,
the statewide teachers union.
Commissioner Greg Turbev-
ille, a former Bush aide who
sponsored one amendment and
supported the other, said the
panel's budgetary responsibilities
are very broad and include school
spending issues.
Meyer, though, said the Florida
Constitution limits the commis-
sion's budgetary authority to pro-
cess matters, not expenditures.
The lawsuit also alleges the
amendments, neither of which
"mention vouchers, are "flying
under false colors" and "hiding
the ball," Meyer said. Courts have
used those terms when removing
deceptive issues from the ballot.
Turbeville's Amendment 9
would allow exceptions such
as vouchers to a constitu-
tional limit on state primary and.
secondary education funding to
public schools. It also would re-
quire school districts to spend 65
percent of their budgets in the
classroom.
Amendment 7 would repeal
a ban on state financial aid to
churches and other religious or-
ganizations. It was sponsored by
Commissioner Patricia Levesque,


a former gubernatorial aide and
now executive director of Bush's
two education policy founda-
tions.
The Supreme Court based it's
ruling against Bush's voucher
program on the public school
funding provision. An appellate
court also found the vouchers
violated the religious aid ban, but
the high court declined to rule on
that issue.
"It's disappointing the teach-
ers union is working to prevent
Floridians from expressing their
opinion on these issues, especially
since more funding for the class-
room could mean higher teacher
pay, smaller class size and less
bureaucratic waste," said Bush
spokeswoman Kristy Campbell.
School officials, though, say
most districts already spend at
least 65 percent of their money in
the classroom.
Each amendment will need 60
percent approval if they stay on
the ballot.
A Quinnipiac University poll
shows Florida voters oppose lift-
ing the religious funding ban 56
to 38 percent but they support
Amendment 9 by 63 to 25 per-
cent. Pollsters attributed the differ-
ence to the 65 percent classroom
funding provision.
The Connecticut school polled
1,625 Florida voters May 27
through June 1. The poll has a
margin of error of 2.4 percentage
points.
Other groups suing include the
American Civil Liberties Union,
People for the American Way and
the Anti-Defamation League.


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Today is Monday, June 16, the
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tory:
On June 16, 1858, as he accept-
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nomination for U.S. Senate, Abra-
ham Lincoln said the slavery issue
had to be resolved, declaring, "A
house divided against itself can-
not stand."
On this date?
In 1976, riots broke out in the
black South African township of
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In 1978, President Carter and
Panamanian leader Omar Torri-
jos exchanged the instruments of
ratification for the Panama Canal
treaties.
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setts' highest court cleared the
way for Louise Woodward to re-
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a judge's ruling that freed the au
pair convicted of killing a baby.
The Detroit Red Wings took home
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consecutive year after completing
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tals with a 4-1 victory in Game 4.
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ple sent to prison as the result
of a Tulia, Texas, drug bust were
released on bail by a judge who
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undercover agent. (A total of 35
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One year ago: A North Caro-
lina State Bar disciplinary com-
mittee said disgraced prosecutor
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for his disastrous prosecution of
three Duke University lacrosse
players falsely accused of rape.
Six people were killed, 22 injured,
when a car driven by Australian-
born professional drag racer Troy
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KINGS BAY 2BR/1BA, 1 car
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COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008 AT 10.00 A.M. AT 17429
NW 242nd STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE
PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDER-
SIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PER-
SON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES
THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO
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AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
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NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
sion on Thursday, June 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Cham-
bers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286,26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
(TTY)
Clif Bets Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
278242 ON 6/16/08


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
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Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
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Employment -
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Public Notice 5005
State Public ;
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-81
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OSCAR K. PETERSON,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of OS-
CAR K. PETERSON, deceased, whose
date of death was April 20, 2008, and
whose Social Security Number is
199-32-4308, is pending in the Circudit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Rorida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims, or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM RFILEO
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 9th, 2008.
Casey Peterson
Personal Representative
116 South Chinook Street
Moxee. Washington 98936
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee. Florida 34973-1367
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8 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 16, 2008



Tutens recall African safari


By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
"Everything was perfect, it
was the trip of a lifetime," said
Troy Tuten of his hunting trip to
Africa. Troy Tuten has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1969.
He and his wife have owned The
Archery Authority since 1999.
While Troy has been bow hunt-
ing since he was six years old his
wife is, in comparison to him,
new to the sport having only
been bow hunting for ten years.
Mr. Tuten has owned an Archery
shop since 1972 and has enjoyed
the sport and all that it entails
nearly all his life.
"I use to compete in competi-
tions for archery. Me and my wife
did it together for awhile. Our last
competition was in 2002 and we
brought home five gold medals.
She had two of them." Mr. Tuten
competed in many competi-
tions throughout the years most
of which were 3D tournaments
and the Sunshine State Games.
Mr. Tuten and his team ended his
competition days with in a 'top of
the game' stlye. Troy Tuten has
also been featured on the cover
of Sportsmen's Magazine.
Now in addition to owning his
archery shop he also offers bow
hunting instructions and travels
extensively enjoying a sport that
has been a huge part of his life.
"I've hunted for deer and hog
in South Florida, elk in New Mexi-
co, white tailed deer in Colorado,
bear in Alaska" and most recently
he made a trip to Africa where he
and his wife brought home an
outstanding display of their skill.
"Me and a friend were coming
back from a bad trip in New Mex-
ico and we got to talking about
going to Africa for a hunt. We just
got lucky really. It was an excel-
lent place to go. We had been in
New Mexico on a bad trip. We
booked a four star trip. if not high-
er," he said.
Although the trip was nearly
two years ago, Mr. Tuten and his
wife remembered it like they had
just arrived home yesterday. Ar-
riving in Johanessburgh just two
hours outside of their camp they
were picked up by their guide
outfit, Bush Safari.
"It was just perfect. July in Af-
rica is their winter. It was 45 de-
_ grees in the morning and around
70 in afternoon. It was like a per-
fect Florida day. It was just like
living in Disney Land. The food
was gourmet, they had separate
housing for the owner family and
a dining area with a nice bar and
lounge. It was just perfect."
Along with three other people
from Ft. Pierce the Tuten's expe-
rienced a trip they would never
forget.
"I had been in Alaska when
9-11 happened. I couldn't get a
flight or anything, I had to walk,
hike and spend the night in the
woods. This trip was excellent


compared to that one." While on
the trip the Tuten's made four-
teen kills.
"We shot fourteen times and
killed fourteen animals, with
the bow. Everyone was using a
bow and we got all our animals
with just one shot," said Mary
Ann Tuten. "We were so excited
about doing so well that every
night when we went back to
camp, we were celebrating that
our animals were out there being
skinned,"
There was never a wasted part
of the animal, what they killed
they ate.
"Every night we had our meat
cooked. And what wasn't eaten
the outfit sold or gave away.
Nothing was wasted."
Jokingly Mr. Tuten remarked
that the similar animals he and
his wife killed hers were bigger.
Every person in the outfit used


a bow to hunt with and the ten
days there proved to not only be
a chance to hone their skills but
to also explore new ways to tar-
get and shoot their hunt.
"In America we have to shoot
just behind the shoulder. But in
Africa you shoot the shoulder, in
the soft spot. We had a perfect
shot nearly every time," said Mr.
Tuten.
The Tuten's trip to Africa took
place in July of 2006, however,
their proud display of mounts just
arrived home only a few months
ago.
"It took so long to get them
back because we had fourteen
and we had them mounted in Af-
rica. We had to deal with all the
paperwork, the taxedermist, tell-
ing them exactly how we wanted
them mounted. Whether we
wanted them European mounted
or not. Then we had to deal with


customs. The mounts were held
in quarantine in Miami for two
months when they finally arrived
in America."
Despite having waited so long
for their "trophies" of their expe-
dition to arrive, the Tuten's said
they are trying to plan another
trip to Africa for next July. "We
loved it."
They finally received all four-
teen mounts and their skins and
proudly display them in their ar-
chery shop here in Okeechobee.
"The plan is to make a.Safari
room at the house. But I like the
way I have them set up here,"
said Troy Tuten.
Troy and Mary Ann Tuten
strongly recommend taking a
chance like they did to enjoy ones
sport in such a way, "the only bad
part was the 22 hour flight from
Dallas to Johannesburgh," said


Submitted photo
Troy Tuten is proud of his kill. With the aide of their guide he and his wife were able to end
their ten day trip in July of 2006 with a total of 14 animals killed. An impressive number for
any safari outfit.


Submitted photo
Mary Ann Tuten and her husband had a total kill count of 14 animals during their African Sa-
fari in July of 2006. One of those kills was this Eland, Impala.


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