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Vol. 99 No. 194


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NEWS


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Briefs

Bermuda issues
storm watch for
Hurricane Bertha
MIAMI (AP) -- Bermuda has
issued a tropical storm watch
for the island as Hurricane Ber-
tha approaches.
Forecasters say tropical
storm conditions are possible
in the area. by late Saturday
night.
As of about 2 p.m. EDT Fri-
day, Bertha's center was about
300 miles south-southeast of
Bermuda.
The Atlantic season's first
hurricane has maximum sus-
tained winds of about 85 mph
with some higher gusting. It's
traveling northwest at about 6
mph and is expected to turn
north in the next 24 hours. It
could be close to the island by
Saturday.
Bertha has been producing
large swells and high surf there,
and that's expected to continue
over the next few days.
Forecasters says the strength
of the Category 1 storm could
fluctuate in the next couple of
days.

'State parks offer
free day on Sunday
Florida is waiving admission
,to all state parks on Sunday,
July 13. To celebrate July as
Recreation and Parks Month,
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's Division
of Recreation & Parks is encour-
aging family friendly, outdoor
recreation with the launch of
its 'Firnil Friends. Fun." ca -
paign to reconnect children
and families with nature. Since
1985, the National Recreation
and Park Association has des-
ignated July as Recreation and
Parks Month.

Drought Index


Current: 352
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

9.98 feet
Last Year: 9.11 feet
Sponsored By:

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

Index
Classifieds................................ 8
Comics ............................. 5
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword........................ 5
Obituaries......................... 6
Opinion..................................... . 4
Speak Out ............................. .... 4
Sports..................................... . 10
TV ........................................ 4
W weather ..................................... 2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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Developers to improve highway


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Thanks to action taken by
the Okeechobee County
Commissioners at their July 10,
meeting, Charles W. Harvey
Highway will soon be taking on
a different look.
Commissioners approved
improvements on Charles W.
Harvey Highway proposed by


the developers of Freshwater,
a development to be located
on both sides of the road. The
development is scheduled to be
built in stages. At completion
it will consist of 470 acres and
include up to 1,200 residential
dwelling units, 25 acres of
commercial development, a
marina and various public open
spaces.


The road plans needed ap-
proval in order for the developer
to finish construction plans and
begin construction. They include
four laneing part of Charles W.
Harvey Highway, building side-
walks, bicycle paths, left turn
lanes and on street parallel park-
ing.
Some of the proposed work
the county doesn't do and can't
maintain. Therefore the im-


Dance gang: kids show off their moves
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-UKeecnooee News/D. Hamilton
A group of "Clubhouse kids" including Derra Byrd, Yiselt Pineda, Icelida Idarra, Latasha
Neal, Qwanaza Dingle, Emily Land, Tyeika Byrd, Drina Aguilar, Lagacy Hart, Haley and
Kaitlyn Land danced up a storm on Wednesday morning at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex Wooden Jungle. The group are summer day campers with The Clubhouse
Daycare Center.


Okeechobee News,D. Hamilton
Haley Land was enjoying some, "down time" on the slide at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex Wooden Jungle on Wednesday late morning. Haley was part of a summer
daycamp group from the Clubhouse Kid Care Center in Okeechobee.


provements will be maintained
by the developer at first and later
by the homeowners association.
A separate maintenance agree-
ment will be brought back to the
board at a later date.
Planning official Bill Royce
said the road improvements
would be an asset to the com-
munity. He said the plans of-
fered a compromise that would
allow the road to continue to be


used as a connector road and
serve the needs of the residents
of Freshwater. He said this large
development would be better
for the area than piecemeal de-
velopment.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
cor. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Store greeter



recovering



from surgery


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 71-year-ol Wal-Mart greet-
er is recovering in a local hos-
pital after undergoing surgery
to repair a broken hip suffered
when he was hit by a suspected
thief who was fleeing the store.
The suspect had allegedly
stolen a digital camcorder.
James Larkin has begun
physical therapy and was start-
ing to walk Thursday, July 10,
with the help of a walker and
nurses at Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Larkin was hurt when


Joseph Martin Miller, 22, ran
into him Monday night as the
greeter reached out and tried to
prevent Miller from leaving the
store.
"Everything was happen-
ing so quickly," said Mr. Larkin
from his hospital bed Thursday
afternoon. "They (other store
employees) were screaming
"Don't let him out, don't let
him out!"
He said the force of the blow
caused him to fall and fracture
See Greeter - Page 2


Three charged in


railroad thefts


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN -- Three
Lake Placid men have been ar-
rested on grand theft charges
in connection with the theft
of metal items from the South
Central Florida Express Rail-
road Company.
Charged on Tuesday, July 8
were: Efrain Cruz, 20; Geraldo
Cruz, 34; and, Timoteo Cruz,
39. All three were booked into
the Glades County Jail under
a bond of $15,000 each, said
Detective Sergeant Don Salo of
the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO).
Sgt. Salo said the trio worked
on the railroad and were slowly


but routinely keeping metal
items that belonged to their
employer.
"They'd been taking the
material over a period of two
weeks, and once they had
enough they took it to LaBelle
to try and sell the stuff," said
Sgt. Salo.
But, they didn't get a chance
to sell the items that had a value
of $7,000.
"The facility refused," said
the GCSO detective. "They rec-
ognized the stuff and turned
them away. They (the recycling
facility) are trying to cooperate
with law enforcement.'
Sgt. Salo said the recycling
See Thefts - Page 2


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Neighbors come together


to share bounty of fish


Outdoors
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
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By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Clarence and Patricia Brown
had a neighborhood Fish Fry at
their home on Keen Avenue in
J & S Estates on Saturday, June,
28.
"We wanted to share the
bounty of fish that we have
caught this year," stated Mrs.
Brown. "We did the same thing
last year. But, this year we also
had some special things to cel-
ebrate. We invited all of J & S
Estates and found that several
of us had things to celebrate,
besides the bounty of fish. J.D.
Lookadoo had his 80th birth-
day on June 15. Mary Ekstein


had a birthday on June 23 -- she
didn't tell how old she is. The
Browns, celebrated their 47th
anniversary on June 30 and
Bob and Sandy Proper had their
47th anniversary on July 8!"
She said 48 people attended
and each family brought a cov-
ered dish. The Browns smoked
chicken and fried fish. "We had
live music, per my request, our
daughter-in-law, Diane Brown
sang. We also had water play
for the kids," said Mrs. Brown.
"It was a hot day, so we set up
a sprinkler for the kids to run
through. We also gave each
of them a basket of water bal-
See Fish - Page 7


Suominea pnoto
Friends and neighbors joined the Brown's on June 28, out at J
& S Estates for a barbecue/fish fry. Each family brought a dish
and everyone took part in the fun.







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Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 12, 2008


Manatees killed in watercraft collisions


Between Friday July 4 and
Monday July 7, 2008, six manatees
were recovered and confirmed to
have died from watercraft col-
lisions throughout Florida. The
manatees were recovered in Bre-
vard, Citrus, Duval, Pinellas, and
Sarasota counties, with two of the
watercraft mortalities occurring
in Pinellas County.
Another manatee carcass re-
covered on July 7, was identified
at necropsy as Dundee, a mana-
tee being tracked by the Manatee
Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP).
Dundee was born in captivity in
1986 and was first released into
the wild in 2006. At necropsy, a
large tangle of monofilament fish-
ing line, plastic, a lead weight,
and a metal swivel were found
in Dundee's small intestine. This


Thefts
Continued From Page 1

facility contacted the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, who then
contacted the GCSO. LaBelle is the
county seat for Hendry County.
The GCSO detective went on
to say that the items were appar-
ently stolen in the area of U.S. 27
and S.R. 29 near Palmdale.
Sgt. Salo said he originally set
the bonds for the three men at
'$5,000 each, which is the sug-


Greeter
Continued From Page 1

the ball in the socket of his right
hip. It was originally reported that
he had also suffered a broken leg,
but that was incorrect.
Mr. Larkin was operated on at
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, by Dr.
Zafar Kureshi. James' wife, Vir-
ginia Larkin, said the operation
took two-and-a-half hours.
"He'll be in the hospital for a
week then he'll go through physi-
cal therapy. We don't know how
long that will be," said Mrs. Lar-
kin.
She went on to say that due
to the injury, the bone in her hus-
band's hip may deteriorate.
A Wal-Mart official from the
company's main office in Benton-
ville, Ark., expressed his concern
for Mr. Larkin's well being.
"Most importantly, the Wal-
Mart fainily has our associate in
our thoughts and prayers and we
hope for a speedy recovery," said
-company spokesperson Phillip
Keene.
Mr. Larkin, who retired after
working 31 years as a truck driver,
said he had seen Miller come into
Sthe store earlier that evening.
Then, according to an arrest
report by Officer Justin Bernst of
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), shortly after
10 p.m. Miller grabbed the $98.67.
camcorder and began running to-
ward the door.
As the 5-foot-6-inch, 135-
pound, Miller neared the door he
literally ran over Mr. Larkin.
Mr. Larkin said he moved over
a little bit, reached out and then
was hit by Miller.
"I went flying against the
carts," said the Boston native.
He hit the carts then fell to the
floor.
Although Miller fled from po-
lice Monday night, he was arrested
Wednesday, July 9, and charged
with the felonies of resisting a
merchant and aggravated battery
on a person 65 years of age or
older. He was als6 charged with
the misdemeanors of resisting a
law enforcement officer without
violence and petit theft.
SMiller is being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $29,000.
The officer's arrest report
states that three store employees
witnessed the alleged theft and
one said they knew the suspect
as 'Joey.'
"When he heard all the yelling
he stepped out from the wall and
the kid just plowed right in to him
and he landed on his right hip,"
said Mrs. Larkin.
She said Dr. Kureshi put three
pins in her husband's hip.
"He's in a lot of pain," said Mr.
Larkin's wife of 45 years.
The Larkin's left their native
Boston and moved to Okeecho-
bee in 1993. And even though he
was retired, Mr. Larkin wanted to
work. So, about three years ago
She went to work as a greeter at
the Wal-Mart store on South Par-
rott Avenue.


Lotteries
MIAMI (AP) -- Here are the
numbers selected Wednesday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3:
4-3-1; Play 4: 4-1-2-9; Fantasy
5: 9-16-21-27-36. Cash 3: 9-7-7;
Play 4: 3-0-8-6.


material caused a formational
change in the small intestine,
which then resulted in a blockage
that ultimately caused his death.
Holidays are not the only dan-
gerous times for manatees. On
June 29, a manatee mother and
her calf were rescued in Crystal
River after the mother suffered a
watercraft strike. In addition to
these documented cases of injury
or death, most living manatees
bear scars from non-lethal boat
strikes.
Through July 7, 54 watercraft
deaths and 198 total manatee
deaths were reported in Florida,
which are near-record totals.
These statistics emphasize the
threats faced by Florida's mana-
tees and provide an opportunity
to remind our state's residents


gested amount according to the
bond schedule for that judicial
district. However, at their first ap-
pearance hearing the presiding
judge increased their bonds to
$15,000 each.
The detective said the judge
was apparently trying to send a
message to those with such thiev-
ery on their minds.
"We're having a lot of trouble
with metal thefts," said Sgt. Salo.


Mrs. Larkin is still working,
too. She's a substitute teacher at
Okeechobee High School.
"I don't know what's going to
happen now. It will kill him if he
can't work anymore," Mrs. Larkin
said of her husband. "That's what
defines my husband -- he likes to
work."


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and visitors to practice responsi-
ble boating and fishing practices
in order to keep our waters safe
for manatees, other wildlife, and
ourselves.
"People must remember that
manatee mortality statistics re-
flect the life and death of living
creatures," said Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club's Director
of Science and Conservation. We


should never forget that mana-
tees suffer as a result of human
carelessness. As a caring species
ourselves, we should find such
suffering unacceptable."
Visit Save the Manatee Club's
website at http://www.savethe-
manatee.org/boatertips.htm to
review manatee protection tips
for boaters.


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Today: Mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms through late morning then becoming numerous in the
afternoon. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from
the west around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 70 percent.
STonight: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers
and thunderstorms until around midnight. Then a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms after midnight. The low will be in the
Supper 60s. The wind will be from the southwest around 5 mph until
around midnight becoming light. The chance of rain is 50 percent.

Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms through late morning. Then numerous afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain
is 60 percent.
Sunday night: Considerable, cloudiness, with a chance fo
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the upper 60s. The
wind will be from the southwest around 5 mph. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Monday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 50 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers
and thunderstorms. Then a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms after midnight. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance
of rain is 30 percent.


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Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 12, 2008 3



Local man charged in theft of quarters


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Fingerprints left on a plastic
container have led to the arrest
of an Okeechobee man for the
alleged theft of over $1,000 in
quarters.
Billy Gene Garmany, 25, N.W.
113th Drive, has been charged
with grand theft and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $5,000.
Garmany was arrested Thurs-
day, July 10, by Deputy Rusty
Hartsfield of the Okeechobee


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
He was ar-
rested when it
was determined A P
that fingerprints W
found on a con-
tainer in which -r
some of the -i
missing quarters
had been held
were his. Billy Gene
An arrest re- Garmany
port indicates
that the victim was collecting
state quarters as a gift for the their
grandchildren. The report states


the victim buys two rolls and
seven loose coins from the bank
when a new series of coins is re-
leased.
Deputy Hartsfield's report
states that 47 out of 50 state collec-
tions were reported missing. The
missing coins totaled $1,022.25.
That amount does not include
other quarters received by the vic-
tim through normal transactions.
The victim was also missing
a black air pistol, continued the
report.
The victim's losses totaled
$1,500.


Deputy Hartsfield said all of the cian Jackie Moore processed one stated Deputy Hartsfield.
quarters were kept in 50 separate of the empty containers and was The deputy's report does not
plastic containers. able to lift fingerprints that posi- state if any of the quarters, or the
OCSO Crime Scene Techni- tively matched Garmany's prints, air pistol, had been recovered.


Law Enforcement Calls


The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office received the follow-
ing calls from Thursday, July 3,
through Thursday, July 10:
July 3
* burglary in the 300 block of
N.E. 62nd Ave.
* vandalism in the 8600 block
of S.W Ninth St.
* fraud in the 3300 block of
N.W. 18th Ave.
* theft in the 20000 block of
N.W. 288th St.
July 4
* burglary in the 3300 block of
U.S. 441 S.
* theft in the Fort Drum Cem-
etery
* theft in the 6100 block of
N.E. 136th St.
* theft in the 12000 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
* theft in the 3400 block of
U.S. 441 S.
* theft in the 800 block of S.E.
38th Terrace
* burglary in the 2500 block of
N.W Fifth St.
* assault in the 3600 block of
S.E. 34th Ave.
July 5
* theft in the 3300 block of
U.S. 441 S.
* burglary in the 10000 block
of N.E. 22nd St.
* burglary in the 6500 block of
N.E. 11th St.
* burglary in the 6600 block of
N.E. 1 th St.
* burglary in the 3200 block of
S.W 21st-St.
* burglary in the 800 block of
S.W 20th Ave.


July 6
* burglary in the 6200 block of
N.E. Seventh St.
* burglary in the 3900 block of
U.S. 441 N.
July 7
* burglary in the.3800 block of
N.W. 16th Blvd.
* vandalism at Nubbin Slough
* stolen vehicle in the 300
block of S.W. 67th Drive
* assault in the 4200 block of
S.E. 42nd Place
* theft in the 1500 block of
N.E. Eighth St.
* theft in the 13000 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
* vandalism in the 20000 block
of U.S. 98 N.
* burglary in the 4300 block of
S.E. 22nd Court
July 8
* assault in the 2800 block of
S.W. Third Terrace
* burglary in the 600 block of
N.W 34th Terrace
* assault in the 700 block of
S.E. 14th Ave.
* forgery in the 2800 block of
N.W. 46th Ave.
* sexual battery in the 6800
block of N.E. Second St.
July 9
* burglary in the 3000 block of
S.R. 70 W.
* burglary in the 2100 block of
S.W. 18th Lane
* burglary in the 2700 block of
N.W 34th Ave.
* burglary in the 700 block of
N.W 98th St.
* burglary in the 2600 block of
N.W 34th Ave.


* burglary in the 2600 block of
N.W. 34th Ave.
* theft in the 800 block of S.W.
28th St.
* theft in the 1800 block of
S.W 23rd Terrace
* theft in the 2800 block of
N.W. 144th Drive
* burglary in the 400 block of
N.W. 98th St.
* burglary in the 400 block of
N.W. 98th St.
* vandalism in the 12000 block
of U.S. 441 N.
* assault in the 700 block of
N.E. 13th Ave.
July 10
* theft in the 3100 block of
U.S. 441 S
* burglary in the 2100 block of
S.W. 28th Lane
* burglary in the 1800 block of
S.W 28th Ave.
* forgery in the 3100 block of
N.W. 34th Ave.
* theft in the 1600 block of
S.R. 70 E.
* burglary in the 3000 block of
N.W. 35th Ave.
Editor's Note: Only calls deal-
ing with either a felony or a po-
tential felony are entered into this
column.


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Arrest Report
The folloirig 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).
* Ryan Christopher Bass, 27,
S.W Seventh Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested July 10 by Officer P.
Eddings on charges of burglary of
an unoccupied structure, dealing
in stolen property and violation
of the pawnbroking act. His bond
was set at $15,000.
* Gina Marie Hardison, 48,
N.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested July 10 by Detective
Rosemary Farless on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging her
with obtaining property with a
worthless check (two counts).
Her bond was set at $5,000.
* Anthony Crane, 16, S.W 67th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 10, by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with bur-
glary of a dwelling with damage
over $1,000. His bond was set at
$20,000.
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.


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comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
DRAFT: It is my opinion that we should have a draft. If every one of
the youth of this country went into the service and served this country
they would have more love and respect for her. Ask a U.S. Veteran. If
every one of the youth went and served they would come out with an
education and training (and have the means to continue that educa-
tion). They could make something of their lives. Ask a U.S. Veteran.
If every one of the youth went and served they would not be holding
out their hands for their parents, the community or society in general
to support them. As if the world owes them. They might be less pilfer-
age and stealing to get what they want ... they would now have the
earnest values missing in many young Americans today. All 18-year-
olds should have to register and either join on their own or be drafted.
This should include all who were promiscuous and had kids before
age 18. (The minor children would have to be taken care of by the
grandparents.) It should also include all resident alien youth who are
living here in the U.S.A. It should also include any illegal aliens who
are 18 to 36. They should have to go serve at least a full tour. What
is that now three years, minimum? The general attitude of the youth
was far different before they canceled the draft, and given the way the
world is today ... I think we need it back. Increasing our military num-
bers is only one reason to maintain the draft. There are other reasons
of importance. I am aware that anyone going into the service today
faces the probability of going where there is action. Just like it was
from the 40's to the 70's. I have three grandsons and they would have
to go as well. I will be frightened but proud of them just as families
were before.
PREGNANCIES: This is in regards to teen pregnancies. If you want
to know why teen pregnancies are so high its because the United
States decided it would be smart to rule that children under the age
of 18 could not get birth control without a parent's consent. So think
about that, the next time you vote. It was your fault. Editor's note: Ac-
cording to our research, you are mistaken about the law. Children
under the age of 18 can obtain birth control at the health department
without parental permission. There is no law against this. In Florida,
however, a girl who is under the age of 18 cannot have an abortion
without parental notification, unless she goes before a judge first.
CHARLIE CRIST: Charlie Crist, you do a lot of good, but on the
situation of letting the electric company once again raise the price of
the light bills, with all respect, don't you see that your using excuses
wrongfully to get more and more money?
REFLECTIONS: I would like to respond to your letter to the editor
"From the Pulpit," and the last minister who wrote his note in there.
With all due respect and I know he is a good man, I don't know him
personally. What he put down on paper was fire and brimstone that
dates back to the old testament. Even Jesus told the old Jewish Rab-
bis, the prophecies have been fulfilled. When he told them that, they
were in awe, they were like, "how can he do this blasphemy?" Well
God changed his mind, just like we can change our minds. And the
old sins that it says you cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven by doing
these sins, what is the difference between those sins and any other
sins we do? Its all sins. Jesus came here to restore the people in order
to get to Heaven. He died on the cross for our sins. He shed his blood
so that sins can be forgiven. Sins can be forgiven. I don't care if its for-
nicalion, adultery, drunkeness, homosexuality and the list goes on to
whathe wrote in the paper. Jesus said, "you come to me and you be-
lieve in me and you redeem yourselves and you shall go to Heaven."
Because you have changed, and that is being born again. Jesus spread
love, not rapture and fire and brimstone and fear. That is why people
don't want to go to a church because of the way some people talk.
They are thinking the old testament. Jesus sat with thieves, prostitutes,
tax collectors and protected women of adultery from being stoned.
The New Testament is the word.
AGING PARENTS: I read in Monday, July 7, paper "Aging Parents
Can Overwhelm Caregivers." Are you in your 50's or 60's in good
health? Well what about 15 years from now do you have a guarantee
to remain in good health? Today there are some agencies that do help
a little and as of Jan. 1, 2009, Florida wants to stop it cut the budget.
Will you be cut out before you even get there? There is a med waiver
program for HHCE that gives a small amount of relief to families if they
qualify. After Jan. 1, 2009 no one will qualify as the program will be
gone forever. It's time for all healthy people to get involved. You and
your children may need this and other elderly programs in the years
to come. Tell your local and state reps to stop cutting HHCE for med
waiver. Get on your computers and forward or write and send this let-
ter to all your friends and have them do the same.
GSA: The Gay Straight Alliance used to have meetings at Pizza Hut
and still do on occasion. The problem with taking it public is that then
they are dealing with the whole community. Which is much harder
than one school. In school you don't have to see it until the kids get
pushed hard enough into a lawsuit. In the community you're looking
at flyers, posters, snippets in the paper, and dare we jest... a parade.
And then if one were to say "Well then my kids have to see it all the
time!" Well, they might just learn a little something about tolerance
then won't they?



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Saturday, July 12
Worship in Song at the LivingWord ofFaith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning
at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and
musicians are welcome to take part. For information, contact the
church at 863-763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at 863-763-3373; or, Sister
Yvonne Price at 863-467-6657.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call 863-634-9340 or 863-357-6248, for
information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,
call Dick Laneau at 863-467-9540 or 727-345-4323.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing
at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763'6869.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information
call 863-634-4780.

Sunday, July 13
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please call
863-634-4780.

Monday, July 14
AA. 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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. The
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at 863-467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
www.rootsweb.com/~flgso.
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.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane at
7 p.m.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend awarm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
863-763-6952.


Community Events

Red Cross offers CPR class
On Tuesday, July 29 the American Red Cross Okeechobee Chapter
will offer Adult CPR/AED at 6 p.m. All classes are held at their Branch
office located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register, or for more informa-
tion call 863-763-2488.

Hospice to host yard sale fundraiser
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a Yard Sale at the Blue Volun-
teer Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. Fourth Street) on
Saturday, July 12, 8 a.m. until noon. Bargains galore, all new items
available. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee including
services offered in The Hamrick Home. For information, call Cathy at
863-467-2321 or 863-697-1995.

Program for grandparents on radio
Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 a.m. on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM, guest
speaker Jeffrey Ralicki, Executive Director; Janice Maier, Prevention
Specialist and Director of the Grand Program; Sheilah Newmann, a.
grandparent bringing up two grandchildren will be on to discuss the
Grand (great relationships achieve noble dreams) program for grand-
parents facing the challenges of bringing up their grandchildren and
dealing with children issues. For more information contact Janice
Maier at Tykes and Teens - 772-220-3439 or online at www.tykesand-
teens.org.

Scrapbooking party set for July 12
An all-day scrapbooking crop will be held on Saturday, July 12,
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you are interested in participating in our pot luck luncheon.
There will be: a demonstration using Tyvek paper and Lumiere paints
to enhance your scrapbooking and caremaking projects. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be plenty of door prizes. Bring
any scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For more
information call Joan at (863) 467-0290 or Carolyn at (863) 634-1885.

Glades Gun Club to host shooting event
The Glades County Gun club will hold an open range shooting
event. On Saturday, July 12. The range is located at the Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Gun Range at Gun Club Road on S.R. 78, 4.2 mi N.E. of
U.S. 27. Glades County residents are welcome at no charge. Insurance
requires all guests to register, attend a short range safety briefing and,
sign a waiver. Eye and ear protection is mandatory and will be avail-
able by the club.
The gate will open at 8 a.m., registration from 8:15-8:45 p.m.,
briefing at 8:45 p.m. Shooting to begin after briefing till about 11 a.m.
Guests will accompanied and supervised by a club member at the
firing line for safety. Black powder guns are welcome. For further in-
formation call 863-946-2566.

Autism Support Group holds meeting
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group will meet on Saturday,
July 12 at the Okeechobee Library from 4 until 5 p.m. This group
wants to reach out to parents of children with not only Autism but also
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers. For more information on
the group please call Danielle at 863-634-2095.


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The following movies are now showing at the
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11, through Thursday, July 17, are as follows:
Theatre I - "Hancock" (PG-13) 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.
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DEAR ABBY: I went through
a bitter divorce a few years ago
after my wife, "Cassie," had an af-
fair. During the divorce I confided
a lot in Cassie's sister, "Lisa." We
had always been close friends,
but one thing led to another.
I started seeing a lot of Lisa,
and some people got wind of
it. Lisa has two kids and I have
a son who is older. I was very
much in love with Lisa and she
felt the same, but everyone said
it was wrong so we parted ways.
It was more my idea than hers.
She didn't care what anyone
thought.
Lisa and I are now involved
with other people, but I talked to
her a month ago and now I can't
get her out of my mind. I told my
son about it. He thinks I should
be with her. He wants us to be
happy. I have dated several other
women, but none of them makes
me feel the way she does. What
do you think we should do?
UNDECIDED IN DELAWARE
DEAR UNDECIDED: Who,
exactly, are these "people" whom
you have allowed to dictate the
way you live your life? It's time to
stop being an advice collector. . :
Because you and Lisa are in-
volved with others, the first thing.
you'll have to do is explain to'
them that you have "unfinished
business." Better they hear it


now than after they have invested
more time in either of you. Also,
understand that nothing comes
without a price, and the "price"
for a life together could be a per-
manent estrangement between
Lisa and her sister.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend
and I have a "blended family."
He has a 13-year-old son named
"Ryan." I have a 5-year-old son,
"James." And we have a daugh-
ter together, "Samantha," who is
2.
James and Ryan got along
great before Sami was born. But
now Ryan treats James like a
stepchild. He constantly yells at
James and says things like, "Just
wait until Sami is big enough to
beat you up!"
What I see going on between
James and Sami is typical child-
hood rivalry, and I take it with a
grain of salt. I have urged my boy-
friend many times to talk to Ryan
and tell him James is only 5 and
doesn't fully understand when
he takes toys from Sami, and for
R3 an. to stay out of it. I have also
tried'to tell that to Ryan.
I don't want my son to feel
like the stepchild he is -being
treated like. Some advice would
be greatly appreciated. -- GOT
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of it "with a grain of salt." Ryan
may be treating your son like a
stepchild because that is how he
perceives him -- after all, Ryan
is related by blood to Samantha
and not to James. He should not
be allowed to get away with it.
Also, when Sami was born,
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losing his place and be trying to
punish Sami by taking her toys. At
age 5, your son knows the differ-
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and you should not ignore that
fact. Tell James that unless he
wants both his big brother and
his little sister to be mad at him,
he will have to learn to look out
for Sami and treat her like a lov-
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some extra time devoted just to
James, so he will know he hasn't
been "lost in the middle." Praise
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penalty when he isn't. Do this,
and I predict the problem will
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By Eugenia Last
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Put your worries aside and have
horizon- fun. Challenge yourself to some-
THEIR thing that requires strength and
ters spell endurance and you will build
confidence. Don't let anyone take
6 letters you for granted. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
R W Use discretion regarding your re-
lationships. An emotional issue
E D will surface if you get involved
A D with .someone you shouldn't.
Avoid temptation or anyone try-
D @ ing to entice you to do something
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. table, to put your heart on the
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Degree, salesperson or someone who
Guides, wants you to lend or give them
passing, something. Contractors or mak-
,Read, ing changes to your residence will
Stress, cost more than anticipated. Don't
let your emotions get the better of
les.Tocrder, you. 2 stars
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"upu*"eso. Someone is probably hiding
something from you. This may
leave you in a vulnerable posi-
tion, making a decision impos-
sible. Proceed with caution -- if
you don't know, don't go. Protect
your interests. 4 stars
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imming Traveling back in time will bring
ym emotional issues that must be
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Sof the ing an old friend or hearing about
Isles someone from your past will
shirts leave you unsettled. However, it
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oclaimed
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cool!" 21): You may want to make
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p E that you are forced to fix. 3 stars
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N CL E or give in to anyone trying to pres-
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_ _ go overboard if a money deal
is presented to you, especially
if it will leave you short of cash.
Be conservative. You can play a
much more powerful role if you
- back away. 4 stars
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18): You don't want to have to
backtrack to get yourself out of
trouble. Emotions will escalate
if you have not been telling the
whole truth. Don't lie but don't
give out too much information if
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5 44 PISCES (Feb. 19-March
- 20): Think about the future and
the person you want to be with.
Talks will help you decipher if
this person is on the same page
as you. Negotiations and talks will
iron out any existing problems. 5
stars
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Area churches plan summertime bible school events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. fourth St., will host a Harley
Arnold Bluegrass Concert, Sunday
evening, July 13, at 5:50 p.m. with
members of the Arnold family,
Doc Anderson and several others.
So if you want to come hear some
good ole gospel bluegrass, come
early so you can get a good seat.
Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace,
plans Vacation Bible school July
14-18 from 6:30 to 8:30 each eve-
ning for ages preschool to pre-
teen. For more information call
863-467-7858.
Stampede to vacation Bible
school at Fort Drum Commu-
nity Church, 32415, U. S. 441 N.
The dates are July 21-25 from 6
to 8 each evening. The theme is
"Avalanche Ranch - A Wild Ride
Through God's Word." For more
information call 863- 467-1733
Cornerstone Baptist
Church, U. S. 441 N, will host
Vacation Bible School Outrigger
Island July 14-18 from 6-9 p.m.
each evening for ages 5 and up.
If you have any questions contact
Tom at 863-532-8519.
Okeechobee Seventh Day
Adventist Church is interested
in selling their church pews, as
they are purchasing new ones.
The pews are wooden with top
and bottom padding. There are
15 available. For more details,
please call Linda at 610-0165.
Victory Baptist Church, 500
S.W. Ninth St., will have Vaca-
tion Bible School July 20-25 from
9 a.m. until noon each day. The
theme is "Friendship Trek, Jesus
our forever friend," Kids will dis-
cover the good news about Je-
sus at every camp site. They will
meet new friends at Friendship
Summit, play fun survivor games,
experience Buddy Porcupine's
Bible Challenge, enjoy delicious
backpack snacks, listen to camp-
fire stories, create wilderness
crafts and much, much more. All
while learning about their forever
friend, Jesus Christ! For more in-
formation call Joy Jarriel at 863-
763-0669.
His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th, St., will be having Cus-
tom Garage Vacation Bible School
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening
August 4-8. The theme is "Lov-
ing. God - Serving Others." The
- church would prefer preregistra-
tion to ensure there are enough
materials and snacks. Preregistra-
tion packets can be obtained at


Places of

Worship

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for this column by e-mail to
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the church office Monday through
Thursday, through July 31, from 9
a.m. to noon. Parents will have to
come in person to sign a medical
release form. The church is also
offering two Saturday preregistra-
tion dates at the church fellow-
ship hall on Saturday, July 19,
from 10 a.m. until noon and on
July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The VBS
will consist of four sites each eve-
ning - the service center, (opening
and closing program), tool talk,
(Bible stories), road map (mem-
ory Bible verses), filling station
(snacks), tune up (music) and
custom design (crafts). Each night
an offering (those who want to
and are able to give) will be taken
up to purchase "Proclaimers." A
"Proclaimer" is a radio-sized de-
vice with a microchip that holds
an audio Bible in the language of
the listeners. "Proclaimers" will
be sent to pre-literate areas of the
world. They can be powered by
battery, electricity, sol? power or
hand cranked. Each participant
will have plenty to take home at
the end of the week, a "shop rag",
posters for their room, the crafts
.they have made, a licence plate,
flashlight, sport water bottle and
any award they've earned for
memorizing verses. For more in-
formation call the church office at
863-763-3519 or e-mail hhfihf@
embarqmail.com.
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., will only have one
morning worship service through-
out the summer until Aug. 31.
Sunday School will begin at 8:45
a.m. Throughout, the summer
there will be family and outreach
events each Sunday evening at
5:30. July 13, is music night fea-
turing bluegrass. A luau will be
held in the ROC on July 20. The
movie "Flywheel" will be shown


on July 27. Aug. 3, will be Youth
Night with the World Changers. A
seafood fest and back to school
bash will be held Aug. 10.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
has changed their worship ser-
vice and Sunday School times for,
the summer months. There will
be one worship service on Sun-
day at 10 a.m. and Sunday School
at 9 a.m.
Vacation Bible School ev-
ery Sunday? Yes! This summer
children in the community are
invited to attend at 9 on Sunday
mornings a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Meth-
odist Church, they will be go-
ing on "Son Safari" each week
from June 8 to July 20, learning
a all about God's truths from the
natural world. Do you know why
pineapples are prickly? Have you
any idea why the eagle can soar
higher than any other bird? Each
Sunday morning we will have a
different learning station from
cooking to crafts, from games to
puppetry. To register, call Nancy
Vaughan at the church office 863-
763-4021.
Bible study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth
Ave., is held on Wednesday eve-
nings from 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nick
Hopkins presents informative and
in depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere. Every-
one is invited to attend. Coffee
and desserts are served. Do you
suffer from depression, anxiety or
other mental illness? The Chris-
tian Mental Health Support
Group group meets on the sec-
ond and fourth Thursday of the
month at 6 p.m. on Martin County
Grade. Call 722-597-0463 for more
information. Family members are
welcome.
A Community Interdenomi-
national Prayer Service is held
the first Saturday of each month
at 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel,
1963 N.W. 38th Ave.
Each Wednesday night begin-
ning at 6:15 p.m. His House Fel-
lowship Church of the Naza-
rene will have a supper for $4
donation per person. RESERVA-
TIONS must be made by MON-
DAYS (only done by reservation!)
Phone church office 863-763-3519
to reserve and find out menu. Fol-
lowing the supper the church
has a Bible study at 7 p.m. called
"Connecting the Dots" - a year
long .journey through the Bible,
which explains how one book
of the Bible relates to others and
how it all "connects". Following
the supper, there are also classes


for children, youth and Hispanics
-"Sunday School" on Wednesday
nights.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dent in grades one through six
and seven through 12. Programs
are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and tak-
en them home. For information,
call 863-801-4307.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., -is
hosting "Mother's Morning Out",
a free cooperative morning of
childcare every Tuesday morn-
ing from 9:30 until noon through
August 12. Details are available
by contacting Nancy Vaughan
at 863-763-4021 or by e-mailing
fumco3@embarqmail.com. Pre-
registration is required.
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a men's fellowship breakfast
at Ruck's Pit every other Satur-
day starting at 6:30 a.m., and a
women's fellowship every other
Monday starting at 6:30 a.m. For
information or if you need trans-
portation to and from these activi-
ties, call 863-467-1733.
The Family Outreach Cen-
ter at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., is of-
fering free classes in martial arts.
The classes are currently taught
four days a week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, hosts
open meetings for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for sub-
stance abuse. They also have Al-
Non meetings on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help
family and friends of alcoholics.
For information call Chris at 863-
467-5714.
At First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., food and
clothing will be distributed by
the Church Mission House by
appointment only. Call 863-763-
2171..
Okeechobee County Can-
cer Support Group meets on
the first Thursday of each month at
First Baptist Church. All cancer
patients, survivors and supporters
are welcomed to attend, support
and encourage each other. They
meet the first Thursday of each
month at 5:30 p.m. at the church,
401 S.W. Fourt' Street, Okeecho-


Health News in Brief


Welcome House offers
programs

Welcome House is now
accepting applications.
Membership is free, if you are at
least 18 years of age and have
an emotional or psychiatric
diagnosis, or if you are under a
doctor's care or simply taking
medication for emotional
problems, they welcome you
to drop in and join the circle of
friends. Welcome House offers
scheduled activities at least three


times a week such as: arts and
crafts, support groups, outings,
and presentations. they are open
7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. For more information, call
Hilda or James at 863-467-1026.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.


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Quit Smoking Now
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loons and squirt guns. They had
a ball. We all ate, drank and were
-merry!
"There was a little excitement
when a snake fell out of out big
oak tree in our back yard!" she
continued. "It was just a corn
snake trying to figure out what
the heck was going on with all
the commotion. Our son picked
him up with a stick and put him
back in the tree. Somehow telling
everyone that it was a harmless
snake didn't do the trick -- every-
one moved their chairs out from
under the tree!"

FWC offers gator-
hunting classes
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering alligator hunters no-
cost, three-hour class on Sunday
Aug. 3, from 2-5 p.m., Okeecho-
bee, Okeechobee County Civ-
ic Center, 1750 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.
For directions, call 863-462-5195.
to help them prepare for the Aug.
15-Nov. 1 statewide alligator
harvest. Reservations are not re-
quired to attend a class.
Attendance is not mandatory
for licensed hunters, but the FWC
recommends that participants at-
tend, especially if they have not


previously hunted for alligators.
Class topics include preparing for
the hunt, hunting techniques and
safety, harvesting and process-
ing, caring for your alligator hide
and alligator hunting rules and
regulations. Also, persons who
do not have an alligator harvest
permit can attend if they want to
learn what hunting alligators is all
about.
All hunt permits have been
sold for this year; however, alliga-
tor trapping "agent" permits are
available for $52. Agent permits
enable permit holders to assist a
licensed trapper in taking alliga-
tors but only in the presence of
that trapper.
Permitted alligator hunters can
expect to receive their licenses
and hide-validation tags by July
14.
For more information on these
exciting alligator hunts, visit My-
FWC.com/gators and click "State-
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Big Bass Fishing
tourney Sunday
This weekend in Clewiston on
Lake Okeechobee, the Big Bucks
Bass Tournament will be held on
Sunday, July 13. The Team Entry
is $150 and it includes Big Bass
Jackpot. There will NOT be a
Golf Tournament on Saturday, the
,Clewiston Golf Course is closed
for renovations. The Bass Busters
Silver And Gold Divison Tourna-


ments will be held in Clewiston
on July 19 and 20, respectfully.
Silver Division entry is $60 and the
Gold Division entry is $100. Both
tournaments run from safelight to
3 p.m. each day. All Bass Busters
Tournaments currently offer Spe-
cial Low Water Exemptions for all
our events.

Formulas for
Fishing Success
Berkley Pro Jay Yelas, the
2007 FLW Tour Angler of the
Year, offers the following
fishing tips.
"It might be summertime, but
did you know that bass have al-
ready gone back to school? Back
to schools of baitfish, that is.
That's because there are huge
clouds of baitfish everywhere.
The baitfish that hatched earlier
in the year are now the ideal size
for bass forage. And sometimes
during the day, bass will tear
through these schools devouring
as many as they can. When bass
are targeting schools of baitfish
like this, they can make easy tar-
gets for anglers.
"To make this happen, you
need to find the schools - and it's
easier than you think. Combine
good electronics, good instincts
and a heavy focus on cover near
deep water and it's likely you'll
find a school of baitfish. Keep in
mind, though, that later in the
month (depending on what part


Florida revival drawing criticism


;By Travis Reed
'Associated Press Writer
LAKELAND (AP)-Todd Bentley
believes God acts through him to
cure cancer, heal the deaf and
raise the dead.
So do hundreds of thousands
of people who have visited his
raucous revival meeting, now
in its third month and broadcast
nightly from a huge tent in the
middle of Florida.
The 32-year-old Canadian,
:tattooed to the fingers and neck,
puts a palm to the forehead of the
sick, desperate and faithful. Bent-
.ley yells "Bam!" they collapse
and he proclaims them cured. At-
tendees dance in the aisles, shout
to Heaven, laugh, shake violently
and cry.
Such revivals aren't new, but
Bentley's stage show has become
a phenomenon in the religious
world -- for both its pull and the
criticism it has attracted -- in just
a few months.
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Pentecostals who believe in con-
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branches of Christianity such as
speaking in tongues, miraculous
healing and spontaneous twitch-
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"Some of the language used
during the Lakeland Revival has
created an almost sideshow at-
mosphere," wrote J. Lee Grady,
editor of the Pentecostal maga-
zine Charisma, in an online
column. "People are invited to
'Come and get some.' Miracles
are supposedly 'popping like
popcorn.' ... Such brash state-
ments cheapen what the Holy
Spirit is doing."
When Bentley performs heal-
ings, often wearing jeans and a T-
shirt, aides bring the sick up both
sides of an elaborate stage. The
preacher's assistants tell the audi-
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too focused on self-proclaimed
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"How can you be too focused
on miracles?" Bentley shouted to
another packed house.
The revival sprung from Bent-
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church for a speaking engage-
ment. He has traveled the world
as head of Fresh Fire Ministries,
based in Abbotsford, British Co-
lumbia, but never received a frac-
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timber) nearby waiting for the
right time to feed. So the object of
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meals.
"If I see baitfish schooling or
see bass engaged in a feeding
frenzy it really simplifies things for
me. I just go to the nearest cover.
They might not be right there at
that moment but they are close
and most likely they won't be ac-
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to work a little harder to get them
to bite. Try downsizing your line
and slowing down your presenta-
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"When targeting bass like this,
I like a small swim bait such as a
Berkley 3-inch Power Pogy or a
5-inch PowerBait Jerk Shad -- but
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plenty of healthy, hungry bass. It
might take a little work - and a
little luck -- but with a little fishing
savvy and the right baits you can
get it done."
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CAT - Calico, found in Kings
Bay, call (863)447-0552
CHIHUAHUA/DACHSHUND
MIX - 7/3 just North of She-
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
-Farm Produce 820
'Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Liestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
96wers 865




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Rentals

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Gndos/
linhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
Hio4se - Rent 930
LAdnd - Rent 935
sort Property -
nt 945
Rommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
R.pt 960



For Rent- 2 br/1.5 ba, 2nd
floor, large deck, in town on
rim canal, $700 month Call
for app. (863)467-9413
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1 br/1ba, Furnished. $650/mo,
1st. last & sec. For Details.
561-352-4243







Indian Hammock
House for Rent
2 story, 3br/2ba,
barn, 3 fenced
pastures, immed.
occupancy, 1st
& last $4800
L-$2400sec-deiL l

(863)47-083


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OAK LAKE VILLAS Remodeled
2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last& sec. (863)634-3313


AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
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AVAILABLE NOW! 3 BR, 2 BA,
1 Car garage. All titled.
$1100 mo. Lawrence Assoc.
1-800-543-2495
BUCKHEAD RIDGE:
LAKE ACCESS:
Waterfront, large 1800 sf,
3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$850/month. 863-634-5236
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & rels. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKECHOBEE - 3BR/1BA Du-
plex, W/D hookup, central
a/c & heat. $775 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)763-4414
OKEE. - 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
(239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE - 4 mi East on
Hwy 70.,2br, 1ba, W/D
hookup, $750/mo, NO Pets,
(863)447-2130
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
Slbr, 1ba, 'fully furn. W&D,
Elec & satellite, HBO incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
RANCH SETTING - 2 Bdrm., 1
ej Available now! Very
clean, no pets. $525 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1717
Rent to Own - 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
Treas. Island - 3036 SE 36th
St., 2BR/1.5BA, Ig. garage,
shed, on water, very clean,
$800 mo. (561)308-7566


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 Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BRAND NEW HOME - 3 BR, 2
BA, 1 Car Garage. $125,000
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
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3 cabins with 15 acres more or less, 2
ponds, Spring, secluded! Low Taxes.
$149,900
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Mobile Homes



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




BHR - 4 t, 2 t,.i ti~rnid yari
Oi .:ji,.3l 1.9),00'r + ieC dep
IF.63t824 . 9) 4P. 14
BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 2tr 2bd
turn or unfurn, move in for
$1000, must have ref's
(863)824-0981 r
MH - 1BR/1BA, all utili:fur-
nished $650 mo. + ,200
sec. dep. 828 Hwy. 441'SE.
863-763-4460/610-1386 '.
New Mobile Hmi-:e. 2br/2bd
turrw.hieid wWhrier driver, on
1, 1 15A, .8.1) rrnrr + $600
i,: uirrv 1863: 3-4.2-953



OKEECHOBEE- 2BR 1 ion
IoI In quiei rigntrinr inr od
iosI' Io r Fr i r 1. p irch
lrrn:i yird WM II irjc1 wiar,
uofiin I: ruv ' 59:y000

OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br'a.,
$450/mo + 1 st, Last & Sec
Dep. In town No peft Call
(863;1 t.-6t.32
TREASURE ISLAND - 2br
2ba, Lite �i ,iai: . nirc: lot
$80C'ni, i. r purI:nase
-$60,00u i 541610345



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TI) ,OuR LAND '
M jt,,l1 HOmi AngelS
561-721-2230
Find It faster. Se0 It soon-
er in the classileds


Recreation



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



BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/ 175 hp ohn-
son. Tournament Rigged
$6,000 or best offer
863-697-1356
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
Minn Kota Bass Boat- 2 man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor, very nice, new seats
$875 (863)467-0506



HONDA DIRTBIKE, '05 - CRF
250R, been in storage less
than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
$3500 neg. (863)697-8056


Automobiles



Automobiles 1005
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



1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
good, good tires, very clean
3500 (863)763-6520
2000 Chevy Silverado 1 ton- 4
door, long bed, clean, good
shape $4000
(863)447-2276 Anytime
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
(863)447-2276 Anytime


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Rent from $950 month (F/L/S)
Rent to Own $15,000 down
$1,000 a month


NOTICE OF HEARING
Okeechobee County Code of Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
July 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye
Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548 ext. 3001.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special
Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code
Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Department.
Faye Huffman, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
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