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KEECHOBEE


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


SEWS
*********ALL FOR ADC 320
205 SMA U FL LIB OF FL HISTORY
PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611


Briefs


Foster parent
classes open
Children need caring
homes. Open your heart and
share your love. Be a foster
parent. Okeechobee MAPP Par-
enting classes start Sept. 20,
through Oct. 25, from 9-3:30
a.m., at the First Baptist Church
in Okeechobee. Call Hibiscus
Children's Center at 1-800-403-
9311 ext. 415 to register.

FEMA help available
Okeechobee has been ap-
proved by FEMA for Individual
Assistance.
This assistance will help ho-
meowners and renters. Please
call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
or visit their website at http://
www.fema.gov/assistance/
index.shtm. For updates and
more information online, see
the Emergency Operations
Center Web site at http://www.
okeechobeeeoc.com.

Red Cross
plans classes
The Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross will
offer the following Health &
Safety classes in September:
Wednesday, Sept. 10 Adult
CPR/AED; Wednesday, Sept. 17
First Aid Basics; Monday, Sept.
29 Infant/Child CPR/AED. All
classes are at 6 p.m. at their
branch office, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. To register, or for more in-
formation call 863-763-2488.

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

Drought .Index

Current: 104
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.60 feet
Last Year: 9.52 feet

Scored 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...................... 12-14
Golf Results....................... 14
Community Events................ 6
O bituaries ............. ............ 6
O pinion............................. ..... 4
Speak Out ...... ........... 4
Sports..................................... 8
W weather .............................. 14

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More storms approaching


Okeechobee may
get high winds from
another storm

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
As Okeechobee County, state
and federal officials deal with the
flooding and aftermath of Tropi-
cal Storm Fay, three more storms
may be on their way.
Okeechobee County Emer-
gency Management Director
Michael Faulkner said the Fed-


eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) set up a mo-
bile disaster recovery center
in Okeechobee on Friday just
east of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse.
As of Monday evening, the
mobile center had assisted 106
different customers, Mr. Faulkner
said. Those asking for help in-
cluded;
35 who needed hazard miti-
gation;
44 who were given food
stamps;
19 helped with Small Busi-


ness Association (SBA) home
loans;
one business helped with
an SBA business loan;
two people given assistance
with unemployment;
five requests for volunteer
agencies;
one request for tax informa-
tion; and,
tree customers assisted
with other issues.
Mr. Faulkner said from initial
disaster reports, he estimated
there would be about 70 homes
in Okeechobee County that


would qualify for assistance.
"We're pretty confident most
people who qualify for help have
been notified," he said.
He was unsure how much
longer the FEMA representatives
would stay in Okeechobee.
"We'd like to see about get-
ting them out of the area because
they are in a tent," he said.
The disaster recovery center
will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday,
Mr. Faulkner said, but added that
he is not sure how long they will
stay open.
He said the Emergency Oper-


Labor Day Weekend: Rodeo, parade and festival
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of the Okeechobee High School Rodeo team rode in the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo
Parade on Monday in downtown Okeechobee. After the parade, spectators enjoyed a festival in Flagler Park in
downtown Okeechobee.


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Jess Manson, Cory Moesching and Dudley Kirton of the rt-4- .. 0 '
Kirton Cattle Co. team took third place in the wild cow Courtesy photo/Sandra Pearce
milking (decorating) event at the Ranch Rodeo Saturday Bobby Lines was part of the Markee Rodeo team at the
at the Agri-Civic Center. The team won first place over- Ranch Rodeo sponsored by the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
all. Association on Saturday.


Mosquito relief may not last


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There has been some par-
tial relief from mosquitoes with
one-time spraying. But how
long will it last?
At their meeting on Thurs-
day, Aug. 29 Okeechobee
County Commissioners autho-
rized the one-time spraying of
populated areas of the county.
All of the major subdivisions
and the City of Okeechobee
were sprayed.
At that time it was uncertain
if there would be any reim-
bursements from FEMA. Com-
missioners decided to go ahead
and take that risk. They autho-
rized expenditure of $41,500 to
Clark Mosquito Control, a state
licensed contractor for aerial
spray- of approximately 22,400
acres at the state contract price
of $1.79 per acre.


James .Clawson, an envi-
ronmental administrator with
the Division of Agricultural
Environmental Services of the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, is
familiar with the work of Clark
Mosquito Control. He said the
spray they use is Environmen-
tal Protection Agency (EPA) ap-
proved and is the material used
by most mosquito control dis-
tricts in Florida.
He said that a one-time
spraying such as the county re-
ceived would reduce the num-
ber of adult mosquitoes. How-
ever, the spray does not kill
mosquito eggs which can hatch
in about week or 10 days.
Mr. CLawson said that in
mosquito control districts, after
adults are sprayed, an environ-
mentally friendly substance that
kills mosquito larva is placed in
standing water.


Mr. Clawson was involved
in the mosquito trapping last
week in the county which re-
sulted in 49,000 mosquitoes
being trapped in one night. He
said that was "a lot of mosqui-
toes."
County administrator Lyn-
don Bonner warned com-
missioners that there was no
guarantee of reimbursement.
He said it would be at least
Tuesday, Sept. 2 before there
would be any word on reim-
bursement.
"No one knew at the front
end how complicated this
would be," Mr. Bonner said
of the obtaining the necessary
permits for mosquito spraying.
Later conversations Mr. Bon-
ner had with state and federal
officials led him to believe that
the county would probably not
See Relief Page 14


nations Center (EOC) is currently.
monitoring three more storms
that might impact the area in
coming weeks.
"Hanna could affect us as ear-
ly as Thursday," he said. "Right
now we are in the cone for tropi-
cal storm force winds.
"It is moving faster than Trop-
ical Storm Fay, did so we should
not get as much water as we did
with Fay," he explained.
However, he added that Han-
na is a stronger storm.
See Storms Page 14




Council


OKs


street


closings

Parties planned
after football games

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Street closings and code vio-
lations dominated the Tuesday,
Sept. 2 meeting of the Okeecho-
bee City Council.
The council approved the
closing of the north-south alley
in the 600 block of S.W Second
Street. This closing will allow
the owner of lots on both sides
of the alley, NEMEC, LLC to con-
solidate them ioto one property.
Okeechobee Utility Authority is
planning to buy the consolidated
property for a new administra-
tion building.
The council also approved
temporary closings of the sec-
tions of Southwest Second and
Southwest Third Avenue cross-
ing Flagler Park as requested by
Abundant Blessings Assembly of
God. The church wishes to have
Christian youth rallies in the park
following home football games
on Sept. 5, Sept. 12, Oct. 5, Oct.
10 and Nov. 7.
Rev. John Hodge of Abundant
Blessings said the church was
planning block parties for young
people after home football
games with music, games and
devotions. "Basically what we
See Street Page 14


Submitted photo/Jan Fehrman

Locally grown
Gary Bailey shows some of his beautiful vanda and cat-
talaya orchids in his orchid house. Mr. Bailey, a local
grower will be the guest speaker at the next Okeechobee
Orchid Club meeting to be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7
p.m. at the extension office, 458 Highway 98 N. The Gar-
den Club meets at 6 p.m at the same location. For more
information, please call 863-763-6469.


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Cattlemen's Association sponsors Ranch Rodeo


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County ranches
vied for ir..,iiiq rights at the
Ranch Rodeo sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Cattlemen's
Association on Saturday at the






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Airi-Civic Center.
For many years, the Labor Day
Rodeo was a three-day event and
the Cattlemen wanted to maintain
that local tradition. However, the
Labor Day Professional Rodeo
Cowboys Association (PRCA) ro-


Courtesy photo/Sandra Pearce
Bronc riding in a Ranch Rodeo uses a regular saddle, rather
than a special rodeo saddle.


(deo was shortened to two (lays
to make it more attractive to the
professional rodeo cowboys who
travel the rodeo circuit, who are
facing increased travel expenses
due to the cost of fuel. Shortening
it to a two-day event made it pos-
sible for the cowboys to compete
in another area rodeo on Friday
and Saturday before coming to
Okeechobee on Sunday.
While the PRCA rodeos in
Okeechobee are afternoon events,
the Ranch Rodeo was scheduled
for Saturday night so that it would
more easily fit the schedules of the
Okeechobee residents.
The Ranch Rodeos are also
becoming more popular because
they are closer to the original ro-
deos of the Old West and because
they provide plenty of excitement.
Teams were recruited from
area ranches for events that test
their skills as working cowboys
and cowgirls.
Eight teams competed in five
events -- bronc riding, team ty-
ing, team branding, relay race and
wild cow milking (rather than ac-
tually milk the cows, the cowboys
had to decorate them by tying a
ribbon on the tail.)
The Kirton Cattle Co. Team
won first place overall at the ro-
deo with the highest total points.
Bobby Fulford Cattle Co. placed
second.
In the bronc riding event, Lou-
than Ranch placed first; Markee
Rodeo placed second; Seminole
Tribe placed third; Williamson
Cattle Company was fourth; Pete
Clemons Ranch fifth, Kirton Cattle
Co., sixth.
In the team branding event,
Kirton Cattle Co. placed first.
In the team tying event Ful-


ford Cattle Company placed first;
Kirton Cattle Co. placed second;
Louthan Ranch placed third.
In cow decorating, Fulford
Cattle Company placed first, Wil-
liamson Cattle Co. placed second,
Kirton Cattle Company placed
third; Pete Clemons Ranch placed
fourth; Markee Rodeo, fifth; Semi-
nole Tribe Cattle Co. sixth.
In the relay race, Fulford Cattle
Co. was first; JL Bar Cattle Co.,
second; Seminole Tribe, third; Kir-
ton Cattle Co., fourth; Williamson
Cattle Co., fifth; Louthan Ranch,
sixth; Pete Clemons Ranch, sev-
enth, and Markee Rodeo eighth.
The Kirton Cattle Co. team
included Dudley Kirton, Jason
Hanchey, Rabe Rabon, Jess Man-


Sherman.
The Bobby Fulford Cattle Co.
Team, which placed second in
total points, included Bobby Joe
Fulford, Brad Gibson, Tule Oxer,
Preston Stokes, Brad Moss and
Taylor Maulden.
The Louthan Ranch Team
included Seth Louthan, Jim Bur-
nette, Levi Pearce, Antonio Co-
rona and Lacy Carlton.
The Markee Rodeo team in-
cluded Taylor Johns, Tyler Hayes,
Kenny Maulden, Bobby Lines, Jus-
tin Jarriel and Clint Davis.


The Seminole Tribe Team in-
cluded Alex Johns, Tommy Rog-
ers, Matt Arietta, Naudy Exposito,
Bill O'Grady and Thea Bullard.
K L Bar Cattle Company in-
cluded Keith Lewis, Heith Crum,
Alan Lanier, Calob Pearce, James
Greison, and Kristy OBerry.
The Pete Clemons Ranch Team
included Rafe Durrance, Sam
Clemons, Lee Watford, Rick Steed
and Toni Steed.
Williamson Cattle Ranch Team
included Logan Perry, Cody Sto-
rey, Jan Tuset, Lazero Cabalero,
Brandon Story and Shelby Cardin.


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These fellows are getting
ready for their turn to rodeo.


Courtesy photo/Sandra Pearce
The Kirton Ranch team of Dudley Kirton, Jason Hanchey, Cory Moesching, Jess Manson,
Rabe Rabon and Paige Sherman won first place in overall points at the Ranch Rodeo spon-
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Drivers beware: Bridges


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"Bridge closed" barricades on
two local bridges are there for a
reason, but some drivers contin-
ue to risk their safety and that of
drivers who follow them.
Okeechobee County Adminis-
trator Lyndon Bonner explained
that fast flowing water from Tropi-
cal Storm Fay flooding eroded the
foundation of the square culvert
bridge at the intersection of C.R.
700A and Eagle Island Road. The
water created a scour on one side
of the bridge, he said. The dam-
age is not easily seen because it is
under water.
A Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) engineer examined
the bridges and determined they


should be closed, Mr. Bonner
said. Officers were put in place
to reroute the traffic while a de-
tour was set up. Some drivers,
however, have been ignoring the
warning signs and moving the
barricades. This endangers these
drivers as well as any who might
come along after them and think
the bridge has been reopened. In
addition, Mr. Bonner said, those
who drive over the bridge may
well be damaging it further.
"If the foundations aren't in
place, driving over it actually
shakes the structure, undermin-
ing the stability of the box culvert
further," he said.
Mr. Bonner said DOT engi-
neers are working on a repair de-
sign and they hope to start work
on Monday.


"It could take a couple of
days or it could take a couple of
weeks," he said, adding that they
may be hindered by other storms
which may affect Okeechobee
County.
While the bridge at the inter-
section of C.R. 700A and Eagle
Island Road is closed, residents of
Viking can use 101 Ranch Road
and Two Mile Grade as a detour.
Mr. Bonner said he knows it is
very frustrating for residents who
may be facing a 14 mile detour.
"I can understand that," he said.
"But if we don't fix the bridge
now, it could actually take much
longer."
The bridge on S. R. 68 between
N.W 32nd Drive and N.W 38th
Avenue is also closed. There is a
detour for local traffic only. Trucks


lamaged
are not allowed on this detour.
Local traffic can use Potter Road,
N.W 144th Drive, which runs into
C.R. 68 west of the closed bridge.
According to Melvin Byars,
chairman of the Board of Super-
visors of Coquina Water Control
District, all Viking roads east of
Peavine Trail are passable except
One Mile Grade. West of Peavine,
all roads are passable. North
Grade is also passable now. Last
week water was standing on
that road, Uut Mr. Byars said that
the water has receded now and
Coquina has graded part of that
road.
Post your opinions in the Public
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Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com. Katrina
Elsken contributed to this story.


DMV has new office hours statewide


The Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles has an-
nounced that starting on Sept. 2
all offices statewide will have op-
erating hours that end at 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
"Based on current statistics, we
know it would be a more efficient
way to serve our customers by
being open Monday through Fri-
day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The numbers
indicate that a minimal number of
customers come in between the


5 and 6 p.m. time frame. There-
fore it makes more sense to run
our offices more efficiently and
only operate when the custom-
ers have demonstrated the need,"
said Director of the Division of
Driver Licenses Sandra Lambert.
"We believe the new hours will
be a more effective method for
serving Florida residents."
The changes will not only ben-
efit Florida residents but DHSMV
employees too. The new hours


will allow DHSMV employees to
have a standardized schedule and
enable many to participate in car-
pooling.
For your convenience, the mo-
bile Florida Licensing on Wheels
units will come to you. Please
contact Ann Nucatola for more
information and to check for
availability at 850-617-3102.
DHSMV would like to encour-
age customers to skip the trip and
use our many online services at


www.GoRenew.com. Here cus-
tomers can renew their driver
licenses, identification cards, ve-
hicle tags and change their ad-
dresses, in the convenience of
their home or office. Customers
who need to visit an office may
schedule an appointment, which
can be made online, using our
online appointment service and
information system, http://oasis.
hsmv.state.fl.us/.


OHS Senior Parent Night set for Sept. 4


College Day at
OHS is Sept. 9

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School se-
niors and senior parents will get
all of their questions answered
at Senior Parent Night and even
more questions answered during
College Day in the coming days at
OHS.
Senior Parent Night is a special
night for the graduating class of
2009 and their parents. All parents
of seniors are urged to attend on
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at 6 p.m.
in the Lecture Hall at Okeechobee
High School.
Parents will be given infor-
mation about senior expenses,
graduation requirements, FCAT
retakes, discussion of the college
admissions process, details about
visiting colleges, work programs,
information about Florida Bright
Futures Program, SAT/ACT infor-
mation, and scholarship informa-
tion.
The meeting will also go over
questions you should ask when
visiting different post-secondary
institutions and important tips
that parents and seniors need to
know to have a successful senior
year and a successful first year at
a post-secondary institution.
This is an excellent opportu-
nity for parents to ask questions
that are pertinent for all seniors.
Because it is done in a group
forum, it is also where you may
come up with questions that you
personally did not think of, but
pertain to your situation as well.
OHS is looking forward to
having seniors and their parents
attend this evening designed es-
pecially for them.
In addition to Senior Parent
Night, College Day will be held at
OHS in the cafeteria on Tuesday,
Sept. 9. College Day is for both ju-
niors and seniors.
OHS would like to invite par-
ents to come on that day to talk
to the representatives as well.
Representatives from various col-
leges and universities, technical
institutes, and the military will
be in attendance. If you want to
be there when your child is avail-
able, times are listed below:
Seniors with last name A-L will
visit the college representatives
from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.; M-Z
will visit the college representa-
tives from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Juniors with last name A-L will
visit the college representatives
from 10:10 a.m. until 10:35 a.m.;
M-Z will visit the college represen-
tatives from 10:35 a.m. until 11
a.m.
The following colleges/un;
versities/etc. will be present dur-
ing College Day: Art Institute of
Ft. Lauderdale; Barbizon School
of Modeling; Devry University;
Edward Waters College;. Embry-
Riddle Aeronautical University;
Florida A & M University; Florida
Atlantic University; Florida Gulf
Coast University; Florida Memo-
rial University; Florida State Uni-
versity; Harriet L. Wilkes Honors
College of FAU; Indian River State
College; Keiser University; Lincoln
College of Technology-Florida Cu-
linary Institute-Euphoria Institute


of Beauty Arts & Sciences; Lynn
University; Northwood Universi-
ty; Nova Southeastern University;
Palm Beach Atlantic University;
Salem College; Southeastern Uni-
versity; The University of the Arts,
Philadelphia; United States Army;
United States Marine Corps; Unit-
ed States Navy; University of Cen-
tral Florida; University of Florida;
University of Northwestern Ohio;
University of South Florida; Web-
ber International University; and
Young Harris College.
According to Career Specialist
Bill Black, colleges are continuing
to be added to this list for College
Day.
Some questions that a parent
may want to ask during College
Day are as follows:
What help is available if the
student has difficulty with English,
math or another subject? Will
the student have ready access to
computers and other equipment
on campus or do they need to
purchase their own computer? Is
there a computer technician avail-


able for repairs to student-owned
computers? What is the typical
class size, and how much individ-
ual attention will the student re-
ceive? Do professors or graduate
students teach freshmen courses?
Does the college have an active
Career Center to help prepare
for a successful job search after
graduation? What is the actual
cost rather than "sticker price?"
Ask when is Open House best
time to visit. Ask about applica-
tion and scholarship deadlines.
Who watches out for my fresh-
man? Does each freshman have
an advisor? How hard is it for my
freshman to meet with an instruc-
tor if there is a problem? How can
I find out if my freshman is doing
well academically before the end
of a semestel:' What will tle col-
leges/universities require for the
Class of 2010 now that there is a
new SAT test and the ACT Writing
Test?
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pie seats for the six other home
games. Gold seats are $100 and
Purple seats are $40.
Gold Seats allow you to enter
any home regular season event at
OHS free of charge. If you want
Gold or Purple seats and cannot
attend the first home game, then
you can mail a check with your
contact information to: Okeecho-
bee High School, Attn: Athletics,
2800 Hwy. 441 N, Okeechobee, FL
34974. Your tickets can be mailed
to you or picked up at the front
gate of the stadium. All sports
events will be posted on the high
school website.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at cagiilar@newszap.com.


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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!
COUNTY BUDGET: I am very disturbed and disgusted that the
immediate reaction of the county government to deal with the budget
crisis is to make the employees financially suffer, e.g., no cost-of-living
adjustment or merit pay increases, for a situation not of their doing
or fault. Why should the employees be penalized, yet the county
commissioners, county administrator, director of finance, etc., go un-
punished for failing to properly do their jobs. Who suffers more, the
$10 an hour employee or the highly paid administrator? Their first
reaction should be to implement as many cost-saving measures as
possible. For example: Initiate a 4-day/I0-hour per day work week for
non-essential county employees in order to save on fuel and energy
costs; Install programmable thermostats with the a/c set at 74F dur-
ing working hours and 78 at nights and on weekends and holidays;
Install ceiling fans in county offices in order to reduce the demand for
air conditioning; Install energy efficient light bulbs throughout county
buildings; Install thermal shield film coatings on the interior of of-
fice windows; Turn off all non-essential lights and computers at night
and on weekends and holidays; eliminate the cost of Internet access
fees for all county employees' computers whose jobs do not require
such access; Seek to reduce employees' health insurance, costs by
soliciting bids from providers, rather than using the most expensive
Blue Cross/Blue Shield provider; eliminate the practice of buying and
providing every deputy sheriff a police cruiser. Have only a fleet of ve-
hicles necessary for the road patrol and investigators. No take home
vehicles; eliminate cell phones for county employees whose job does
not require them to work outside of an office; Seek to buy fuel by co-
op purchasing with other counties, so that the unit price per gallon
may be lower due to larger bulk purchases; as county vehicles and
equipment are retired due to wear and tear, seek to replace them
with ones that use alternative fuels; treat the grass and vegetation in
county right-of-ways with a chemical growth inhibitor to reduce the
frequency of expensive grass cutting operations, and use approved
herbicides to kill vegetation in drainage ditches to reduce/eliminate
removal by mechanical means. Only after the county government has
made a good faith effort to reduce costs and spending, and only as a
last resort, should the employees be made to suffer.
PATROL CARS: On the issue of issuing take home cars to depu-
ties at the Sheriff's Office. I have worked for over 30 years servicing
public safety agencies. The concept of take home vehicles in smaller
agencies like OCSO projects a strong "police presence" in neighbor-
hoods where these deputies live. We don't exactly have "dozens" of
units on patrol in any shift in the county. It creates a situation where
a deputy being recalled because of an emergency while off duty can
"saddle up and respond" directly from home with little or no delay
involved in going "downtown" and getting into a line vehicle. It is a
proven fact that deputies and other personnel who have permanently
assigned vehicles tend to take better care of those vehicles. And last
but not least, when called to serve in areas affected by disasters, such
as hurricanes, that such deployment does not create a shortage in
the Sheriff's fleet. The idea that it is a "perk" is far outweighed by
the benefits gained by a high profile of law enforcement in as many
neighborhoods in the county as possible.
AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: You know, they call it an agri-civic center,
but the agriculture folks I talked to have no use for the building aside
from rodeos two times a year and one week for the Livestock Show.
And they really don't need it for that, as they have the arena on U.S.
441 North and could have replaced the Ag barn at the high school they
used to use for the livestock show. I don't think the county was pres-
sured by agriculture folks to build that white elephant agri-civic cen-.
ter. It was the county commissioners at the time who each seemed to
i have their own agenda and wound up building something that wasn't
really suitable for anything. It was not even workable as a rodeo arena
because it didn't have enough seats. Then when they added seats,
they found out they didn't have enough bathrooms. Don't blame the
agriculture community for that mess. Blame the county commission-
ers who were in office at the time it was built.
ODOR: Passing through the area of Popash Slough this morning I
was overwhelmed by a rank smell sort of like rotten cabbage. Sure it
could be from the flooding ... but it's more fun to speculate that our
friend the Skunk Ape is back! On the radio 95.5 this morning they
were calling him the Okeechobee Ogre, but I think that is mean. He's
not an ogre. He's the Everglades version of Big Foot.
ELEPHANTS: I am wondering if after the new elephant sanctuary
opens near the county line, they will allow them to bring an elephant
to the parades in Okeechobee. Wouldn't that be something to see?
We could say, "I've been to Okeechobee and I've seen the elephant."
Of course that would take some kind of big pooper scooper to follow
the elephant.
DRYER SHEETS: I read in Speak Out that dryer sheets help repel
mosquitoes and I thought that was silly. But I tried it and it works
probably as well as the spray I had been using and it smelled a whole
lot better. I read online that people in the military swear the dryer
sheets really do help. Of course, one dryer sheet won't protect your
whole body and you do have to replace them periodically. Also, they
have to be fresh dryer sheets, not used ones.
OBAMA: I thought Obama made a lot of nice promises in his.
speech to the Democratic National Convention. He promised to lower
taxes for working families, provide health care coverage for everyone
who doesn't have it now, create new jobs and end dependence on
Mid-East oil in 10 years. If he could do all that, it would be just won-
derful. But he didn't explain just how he was going to do all that. That
is the part that has me worried.
POWER: I am on disability and when some unexpected bills came
up, I wound up behind on my electric bill. I had paid every month be-
fore that, but when I was two months behind they shut the power off.
I don't think that is right. This country should have something to help
folks in this economy. They send all that money to Iraq. They should
use that money to help those who need it here in this country.
SCHOOL BUS: What is the problem with the school bus driver
leaving children off the bus 15 minutes early? My child was left off the
bus, and was walking home as I was driving to the bus stop. This is in
the middle of nowhere and it is not safe for kids to be walking alone.
Anything could have happened. Editor's note: According to Assistant
Superintendent for Administration Ken Kenworthy, there was a prob-
lem last week with a substitute bus driver dropping students off ear-
ly. The bus route had been changed and one bus stop, which was
a 15 mile detour, had been eliminated. Because there was an after
school event that day, there were also fewer kids on the bus which
meant the drop offs along the route went faster than usual. The sub-
stitute driver was aware the bus was running early and did offer
to let each child make a call their parents on the bus driver's own
cell phone, but not all of the children chose to do so. Mr. Kenworthy
suggests that parents educate their children that if the parents are to
pick them up at the bus stop (and the parents do not want the child
to walk home alone), and the parents are not there when the bus
arrives, the child should notify the driver. The driver is to wait until
the appointed bus stop time (if the bus is early) and if the parents
are still not there, the child can ride the bus back to the school to be


picked up at school. The bus cannot wait past the scheduled drop
off time because it would affect the rest of the bus route.
VOTE FOR THE SKUNK APE: I initiated the vote for Skunk Ape
platform as a joke, but if he is willing and able to participate in pa-
rades, then I am offering my services as campaign manager immedi-
ately! I have so many ideas for his election to office, that his people
need to contact my people so that his people can learn exactly how to
make this thing happen on a larger scale. I live next to the woods, so
this shouldn't be a problem. Skunk Ape, if you are reading this, then
please return my emails so that we can get this THING started!
OKEECHOBEE OGRE: I never heard of the Okeechobee Ogre
until I heard them talking about it on the radio. They were talking
about the Skunk Ape. Well, someone needs to let them know no one
here calls him an ogre. Certainly we don't want anyone hurting the
critter's feelings, especially since his home in Popash Slough is flood-
ed. Maybe he can apply for help from FEMA.


Letters to the Editor


O'Neill family
says thanks
The family of Gene O'Neill
would like to thank all of you
in Okeechobee and around the
state for all of your support, help,
prayers, food and love shown
during the difficult past months
and through the recent passing
of Gene.
We have appreciated the care
of the outpatient nursing staff at
Raulerson during the many vis-
its for IV medications and the
ER and ICU staff the day prior to
Gene's passing. We are very ap-
preciative of the generous show
of support at the event given for
him in June at the KOA. It was
such an awesome honor from a
caring, supportive community.
There were so many people in-
volved in the planning and execu-


tion of the event that for fear of
missing a name, we are unable
to mention you individually. You
know who you are and that you
are appreciated.
On a separate note, we were
involved in a rollover accident
shortly after the event and are
grateful to those of you who
stopped to assist us until the EMTs
arrived. Thank you paramedics,
ER staff at Raulerson and ER and
ICU staff at Lawnwood for the
care you provided after the ac-
cident. Also many thanks to our
Grace Church family, friends and
neighbors who provided help,
meals and prayers during our re-
covery.
All of you are truly examples of
what a community is all about.
Sincerely,
Roberta O'Neill


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 3
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m.
*The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12-step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion. /
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 4
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
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.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W\ Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group Basic Text meeting at 8 p.m.
*The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12-step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take ,Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House, Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irend
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.



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Community Events

Master Gardener class set for tonight
If you love gardening and would like to learn more about it you
might just be a future Master Gardener. Master Gardeners receive ex-
tensive training in many aspects of gardening and then volunteer to
help others. A new class is starting on Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Extension Service, 458 Highway 98 North,
Okeechobee.
The workshop will be presented by Dan Culbert, Horticulture Ex-
tension Agent. There is a,,charge for the training and the program is ev-
ery Wednesday for eight weeks. Space is limited and pre-registration
is required. Call 863-763-6469 to sign up.

Children's Services Council meets
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee will have their first
Public Budget Hearing for the year 2008-2009 on Thursday, Sept. 4, at
5:01 p.m., at the Okeechobee County School Board, 700 S.W. Second
Ave., Room 303.

Scrapbooking crop planned
All-day scrapbooking crop The "Croppin' Crew" will sponsor an
all-day scrapbooking crop on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until 6
p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All levels of
scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered dish if you care
to participate in the pot luck luncheon. Refreshments 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 Corry at 863-467-2231.

Social Dance Club begins new season
The Highlands Social Dance Club begins its 28th, season of ball-
room dancing on Friday Sept. 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway.On opening night the music will be provided
by the very popular G.I. Joe Big Band. Other bands playing for the
month of September include the Stardusters on Sept. 12, Gary Filip &
Friends on Sept. 19 and on Sept. 26, the Legacy Allstars. Free ballroom
dance instruction from Walt & Sue is available at 6:30 p.m. All Club
dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission
is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information call
863-471-0559.

4-H Club plans first meeting
The Udder Bunch 4-H Club will hold their first meeting on Sept. 8,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Hwy 98 Civic Center. All members and their families
are invited to come, also anyone thinking of joining the club this year
please feel welcome to attend. Members are asked to bring a covered
dish as dinner will be served.

Steaks and Chops 4-H club to meet
The Steaks and Chops 4-H Club will hold their first meeting of the
year on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Yearling Middle School cafeteria. All youth
ages 8 to 18 that are interested in beef breeding, swine and steer proj-
ects are welcome to join the club. All youth that are planning to show
a steer at the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show must be at least 10
years old by Sept. 1, 2008 and have signed up for 4-H or FFA by Sept.
12. The club leaders are Cindy and Jimmie Howell and they can be
reached at 863-467-0981. You may contact the Okeechobee County
Extension Office at 863-763-6469 for additional information on Steaks
and Chops and other 4-H clubs.

Substance Abuse Coalition meets
OSAC (Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition) General Meeting
is open to the public on Tuesday Sept..9, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church (behind Walgreens). Lunch will be
served.

Developmental Asset Classes
40 Developmental Asset Classes will be held at the Clock Restau-
rant on S. U.S. 441. The class will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. The
classes are free and the public is welcome. For more information on
these programs, please call 863-697-1792.

Area Agency on Aging to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is
planning its upcoming monthly Board of Directors Executive Commit-
tee meeting, to be held at the Area Agency on Aging, 4400 N. Congress
Ave., West Palm Beach, on Tuesday, Sept. 9. 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.

Contractors plan dinner
The Okeechobee Contractors Association Luau Dinner and Dance
is planned for Sept. 12, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club.
The steak dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Hard Livin' Band will per-
form. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $50 at the door. For more
information contact Kelli Chapman at 863-634-7226 or Lisa Stark at
863-697-6541. Tickets are also available at Riverside Bank.

Main Street plans for Halloween Fest
Okeechobee Main Street is again this year partnering with the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, City Council,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department and the City of Okeechobee
Police Department to provide a safe alternative to trick or treating with
its "Fourth Annual Halloween Festival" to be held on Friday, Oct. 31,
from 6-9 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center on Hwy 710. This event will
include games, a haunted house, costume contest and lots of.treats!
The costume contest will be in four age'groups, ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-10 and
11-14. There will be prizes for the winners. We will also be accepting
donations of candy so start saving now, the donation drop off loca-
tions will be posted soon. If your business or organization would like
to join in on the fun and set up a game booth, or you would like to give
a monetary gift towards this event please contact Okeechobee Main
Street's Executive.Director Toni Doyle at 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Children's Home Society hosts 'Heart Gallery'
Children's Home Society will host the opening of the 2008 Heart
Gallery at our local Indian River State College. Please attend this event
and support the adoption of sibling groups, children with special
needs and older children. If you are interested in adopting a child or
if you would like to show your support for this event and represent
Okeechobee, please call Frank Avilla, CHS, 772-489-5601. The event
will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m.-I p.m. Lunch will be
served.

Quilt drawing to benefit stricken child
Tickets are being sold for a queen-sized quilt at $1 each or 6 for
iust $5. The drawing for the quilt will be held on Oct. 1, with the pro-


ceeds from the ticket sales to go to benefit Buckhead Ridge resident,
Madisen Byrd, who is 3 years old. Madisen was recently diagnosed
with Leukemia. She is currently hospitalized with complications. Ma-
disen's parents, Lori and Jimmy Byrd will be travelling with her back
and forth to treatments and funding is crucial to help support medi-
cal costs and travel expenses. A savings account has been set up at
Seacoast National Bank in the name of Lori Byrd to take donations. To
see the quilt or to buy tickets, please call Val Douglas at 863-697-9796
or 863-357-6555 or stop by Custom Window Treatments, 4253 S. Hwy
441, Okeechobee.

Healthy Start to hold benefit drawing
The Healthy Start Coalition is hosting a Baby Shower for their cli-
ents. They are selling drawing tickets for a candy bouquet. The tickets
are just $1 each. They will use these funds to help defray the cost of
food items for the Baby Shower. For more information, please call
Becky at 863-462-5877 and your donation will be picked up at your
convenience.


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Okeechobee hosts PRCA Rodeo


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Professional Rodeo Cowboys
came from, all over Florida was
well as from Louisiana, Mississip-
pi, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma,
Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee
for the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association Labor Day Rodeo on
Sunday and Monday.
In Bronc Riding, Chip Dees
of Philadelphia, Miss., won first
place and $912 in prize money
with a score of 83 points; in sec-
ond was Brandon Holmes of Liv-
ingston, Alabama with 80 points,
for a prize of $684. Third place
and- $456 went to Dustin Smith
of Rome, Ga., with 75 points. In
fourth for a prize of $225 was
Ryan Little of Lake Charles, La.
with 73 point
In Steer Wrestling, first place
and a prize of $1,046 went to
Darby Hunt of Bryceville, Fla.
for a time of 3.4 seconds. Sec-
ond place prize of $866 went to
Tyler Pearson of Louisville, Miss.
for a time of 4.2 seconds. In third
place for $685 was Lex Owens
of Grady, Ala. with 5.0 seconds.
Fourth place prize money of $505
went to Trey Austin of Richland,
Miss. with a time of 5.3 seconds.
In fourth place with 5.5 seconds
for a prize of $326 was Bud Hall-
man. In sixth with 5.6 seconds for
a prize of $180 was Scott Owens
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In the tie down calf roping.
event, first place went to Zeb
Chapman of Lafayette, Ga. with a
time of 8.6 seconds for a prize of
$1,274. In second with a time of
9,7 seconds for a prize of $1054
was Brad Hart of Zolfo Springs,
Fla. In third place with a time
of 10.1 seconds was Seth Rodri-
guez of Polk City, Fla. for a prize
of $834.81. In fourth place was
S. Sasser with a time of 10.2 sec-
onds for a $615 prize. In fifth with
a time of 10.3 seconds was Justin
Thigpen of Waycross, Ga.
In the team roping event, first
place went to T.J. Smith and Zak
Richardson with a time of 6.7 sec-
onds for $1,322 in prize money
each. In second place was the
team of Clint Keller of Troy, Ala.
and Mark Gentry of Pelham, Ala.
with a time of 8.5 seconds for
$1,094 each. In third place were
Travis Dorman of Dade City, Fla.
and Fletcher Nail of Fort Pierce,
Fla. with a time of 8.8 seconds for
$866 each.
In saddle bronc riding, Alan
Frierson of O'Brien, Fla. and Ty
Atchison of Martin, Tenn. tied
with 76 for a price of $931 each.
In third was Justin Caylor of Liv-
ingston, Ala., with 71 points for
$532. In third was Travis Collins-
worth of Brooksville, Fla. with 70
points for $266.
First place in the bull riding
event went to Michael Riggs Jr.


of Claxton, Ga. with a score of
84 points for $969. Second place
went to .lustin Koon of Grapevine,
Ark. with a score of 81 points for
$726. In third place was Justin
Gopher of Okeechobee with a
score of 80 points for $484.
In barrel racing, Jennifer Peur-
ney was first with a time of 17.53
seconds for a price of $1,112. Sec-
ond place went to Karrie Hudson
of Fort Ogden, Fla. with a time
of 17.71 second for $953. Salva
OQuinn was in third with 17.74
seconds for $794. In fourth place
was Codi Baucon with a time of
17.77 for $688. In fifth place was
Wendy Culberson of Okeecho-
bee, with a time of 17.80 for $529.
Ashlee Ziglar of Okeechobee
placed sixth with a time of 17.81
for $423.
The Labor Day Rodeo also
included a local event, the Wild
Horse Race. In the race, three-
men teams have to hold and
saddle a wild horse and then one
member of the team must ride
the horse to the end of the arena.
First place in the event went to
the team of Joel Rodriguez, Bebo
Rodriguez and Tommy Carter.
Second place went to the team
of Sydney Barber, C.W King and
Lewis Simmons. Third place
went to Brad Gibson, C.S. Carter
and Bob Claxton.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Bull riding, one of the most popular rodeo events and the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor
Day rodeo, provided some outstanding rides.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Rodeo stock is well cared for. The bucking animals only work a few minutes each rodeo.


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Obituaries
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ted to the Okeechobee News hY
e-mailing obitsui'lnetvszap.com.
Customers i1may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at wLIolW.newszap.com.

Alvin Joe White
PORT ST. LUCIE Alvin* Joe
White passed away on Aug. 26,
2008.
The family will
be receiving :
friends from 4-6
p.m. Friday in the ,
Miracle Faith
Temple, 16th
Ave., Okeecho-
bee. Services will
be noon Saturday, with visitation
from 11 a.m.-noon at the First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 9th Ave.,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th St., Okeechobee.
Beulah L. Hostettler, 91
FORT PIERCE Beulah L. Hostet-
tler, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, in
Fort Pierce. She was 91.
She was born in Sellersburg, Ind:,
and moved to Fort Pierce in 1956,
coming from Henryville, Ind..
She was a homemaker, an avid
seamstress and a -member of the
Parkview Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Gordon
Hostettler of Carrollton, Va,; daugh-
ters, Jacquelan Williams of Okee-
chobee and Janet Hiott of Port St.
Lucie; five grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Gordon H. Hostettler;
brothers, Otto Weber, Russell We-
ber, Henry Weber and James We-
ber; sisters, Francis Ferguson and
Pearl Shaffer.
A service will be held 1 p.m., to in
the Parkview Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Parkview Baptist Church,
403 Hayes Road, Fort Pierce, FL
34950.
Arrangements by Haisley Funeral
Horne, Fort Pierce.
Emilio Suarez II, 29
OKEECHOBEE Emilio Suarez 11,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Aug.
20, 2008, in the Hamrick Hospice
Home. He was 29.
He was born in Okeechobee, Jan.
16, 1979, the son of Elia and Juan
Suarez. He lived all his life in Okee-
chobee and was affiliated with the
Clavary Chapel.
His hobbies were playing softball
and shooting pool.
He is survived by a his son, Austin
Suarez of Okeechobee; mother and
father; two brothers, Juan Jr. (Hope)
Suarez and Joe (Leah) Suarez; sister,
Dina (Darrell) Hampton all of Okee-
chobee; grandmother, Mercedey
Salazar; many nieces, nephews and
cousins and his best friend CJ Smith.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., today,
in Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
Chapel. Pastor Fred Klesper from
Calvary Chapel Okeechobee will of-
ficiate.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen
Cemetery.
Friends may make donations in
the name of the Austin Suarez Fund,
Sun Trust Bank, Okeechobee.
Murray C. Yates, 77
STUART Murray C. Yates died
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in Martin Me-
morial Hospital, Stuart. He was 77.
Born March 27, 1931, in Kissim-
mee he had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1950 and was a
member of the Moose Lodge for
over 40 years. He enjoyed throwing
horseshoes.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Helen.
He is survived by his sister, Barbara
"Sissy" Yates of Lawrenceville, Ga.;
sons, Clayton A. (Leann) Yates, and
Murray V. Yates, both of Okeecho-
bee; grandchildren, Clayton H.
Yates, Dakota L. Yates, and Rachel
Yates of Georgia.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler

School supplies donation
Seacoast National Bank employees held a school supply drive to help- Okeechobee
Schools in conjunction with the Okeechobee Board of Realtors. Helping with the effort
were, Melanie Flaherty, Eileen Casian, Kathy Godwin, Lacy Marshall, Briseida Ayala and
Kelly Harrell.



Investing? Don't Fear the bear


Investors troubled by a signifi-
cant drop in the stock market may
be considering all kinds of invest-
ment strategies to help stem their
losses. But Edward Jones finan-
cial advisors say investors might
better draw an analogy between
fighting a bear market and bat-
tling a bear attack.
She offered the following other
highlights for investing in a down
market:
Stay the course. Stock market
declines are normal and frequent
and are not a reason to sell quality


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Donation to the ARC
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office donated items
that were deemed "found and unclaimed" property to the
ARC Thrift Store on Tuesday. The OCSO donates these
items yearly to local non-profit organizations to prevent
build up of the items in the OSCO evidence storage area.
The ARC Thrift Store is now back at their building on Sec-
ond Avenue. They had to use another temporary space
after the 2004 hurricanes, but they are back and "Open
for Business." OCSO Detective Brad Stark and Kathleen
Watson are pictured with Jeannie Bramlett and Nathan
Perdue, a client, in front of the ARC Thrift Store, 403 N.W.
Second Ave.


Bear markets are an opportu-
nity to buy quality stocks at attrac-
tive prices.
Bear markets transfer shares
to their rightful owners: those
who understand what they own,
and why they own it.
DoQ't own investments to-
day that you would not want to
own in a bear market tomorrow.
Quality investments typically have
what it takes to bounce back.
Lower-quality investments may
not recover when the bear mar-
ket ends.
Edward Jones provides finan-
cial services for individual inves-
tors in the United States and,
through its affiliates, in Canada
and the United Kingdom.


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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton

Take five
A cool surprise was waiting for young Jacob McKee when
he and his mom visited the local Dairy Queen on Friday
afternoon, Aug. 29. Seacoast Bank Manager, Melody
Hodges and bank employee, Cheryl Zrioka were handing
out crisp five dollar bills to customers for their "Take Five"
promotional. Every customer entering the drive-thru or the
restaurant was handed $5 just for coming in. What a deal!


CORRECTIONS


PREVIOUSLY PRINTED:
NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COL-
LECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
The hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 11, 2008'in the
Commission Chambers, Okeechobee Couhty Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida,
CORRECTION:
NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLEC-
TION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
The hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 11, 2008 in the
Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
PREVIOUSLY PRINTED:

NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVDIE FOR COL-
LECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSS-
MENT
The hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 11, 2008 in the
Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida,
CORRECTION:
NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVDIE FOR COL-
LECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIALASSESSS-
MENT
The hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on September 1 1. 2008 in the
Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida


Submitted photo/Toni Doyle

Main Street Mixer
Attending the recent Main Street Mixer for August are: (In the front row, left to right)
WOKC's Billy Dean, Seacoast National Bank Regional Sales and Marketing Manager Te-
resa Chandler, Seacoast's President Mark Smith, Branch Manager Melody Hodges, Assis-
tant Branch Manager Cheryl Zrioka, Main Street Executive Director Toni Doyle and Main
Street President Maureen Burroughs. In the back row left to right are: Seacoast National
Bank Vice-President, Jon Geitner, Commerical Lending Officer Jerry O'Bannon, Customer
Service Lavada Huff and Main Street Promotions Director Donna Huth.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008 7



OHS extends ACT Prep course deadline


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School is
being proactive to make a posi-
tive stride in increasing success
in their students with some new
programs this year.
OHS has extended registration
for their ACT prep class that be-
gins Monday, Sept. 8. According to
Toni Wiersma, principal of OHS,
only one student has signed up
for this great resource. The course
only costs $20 per student, which
outweighs the normal pricing for
a course of this magnitude which
is between $500 and $1,000.
With the recent release of the
OHS ACT scores reaching above
the state average, Principal Toni
Wiersma is calling attention to
the ACT prep class that OHS will
be offering this fall in hopes of
continuing that success.
The course is comprised of
KAPLAN materials due to a grant
that was received from the Col-
lege Board. The OHS School Ad-
visory Council (SAC) provides the
funding for the instructor.


If your child would like to sign
up they should obtain an applica-
tion in the OHS Guidance Office.
Mrs. Wiersma expressed that
she "really hopes that a lot of stu-
dents will take advantage of this
wonderful opportunity."
The course will first serve Ju-
niors and Seniors. Only 24 posi-
tions are available.
The ACT Prep Course for Spring
2008 is a six-week course which
will begin on Monday, Sept. 8, at
2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The first day will be a four-hour
class where the students will take
an ACT Pre-Test which will allow
the teacher to assess what the
students need to cover during the
course in more depth.
During subsequent classes the
class will only be two-hour ses-
sions where they will have les-
sons in English, Math, Reading
and Science. Practice tests will be
taken throughout the course after
each lesson to better prepare the
students for the ACT.
For more information contact
OHS at 863-462-5025 as soon as


possible to guarantee your stu-
dent's spot in this educational
offer.
Free tutoring classes will be-
gan on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at OHS
for English and Mathematics. Stu-
dents should obtain a permission
slip from their English or Math
teacher if they wish to attend fu-
ture sessions.
OHS is encouraging all stu-
dents to take advantage of this
free tutoring opportunity. In addi-
tion to the additional study time,
with a signed permission slip, bus
transportation is also available.
According to Assistant Su-
perintendent Ken Kenworthy,
funding for the free tutoring at
OHS comes from Supplemental


Academic Instruction (SAl) dol-
lars. This specific allocation from
the state is designated to pay for
supplemental intensive instruc-
tion, consistent with the Sunshine
State Standards. This allocation
also pays for summer school and
intensive English immersion in-
struction.


In addition to these new pro-
grams, OHS is sending out a
weekly newsletter every Sunday'
to increase communication with
parents. This newsletter details
events and honors for students
on a weekly basis. This is an ef-
fort to keep parents informed. In
order to be included in this email


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'Trash Fish' Rodeo helps Arnold's Wildlife Center


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club
had 14 teams fish for Oscars, Gar
and other non-game fish in their
Trash Fish Rodeo Family Fish-
ing Day on Saturday, Aug. 30, at
Butch's Fish Camp, where they
caught 128 pounds of fish that
were donated to Arnold's Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Butch's Fish Camp owners
Debbie and Kevin Schooley gave
out the first prize to the team of
Tommie Perry and Laura Lee who
came in with 52 pounds of Gar.
Second place went to the
team of Pete Daniels with 22.8
pounds of fish. Third place and
big fish went to the team of Tra-
vis, Dustin and Kyle who totaled
16.3 pounds, with 10.7 pounds
going to just one mud fish. Fourth
place went to A-1 team of Kevin,
Grandpa, Troy and Mikey with
12.11 pounds of fish.
Just what is a Trash Fish Ro-
deo?
Absolutely NO GAME FISH
were weighed in for the tourna-
ment. Each four-person team
vied for a 70/30 split for the
most weight of trash fish such
as Cichlids, Oscars, Mudfish, Ma-
yans, Gar, etc. These are all fish
you would normally throw back
in the water if you caught them
on a regular day out fishing.
After the weigh-in, all 128
pounds of fish were brought to
Sue Arnold's Wildlife Center to
feed the wild birds. With expens-
es sky rocketing in every facet,
this will help the wildlife center
provide some much needed food
at no cost to the center.
Sue Arnold stated, "We greatly
appreciated the donation of fish
for the birds. My animals appreci-
ate it."
Following the event a fundrais-
er barbecue was held to feed all


the hungry fishermen and wom-
en and anyone else who wanted
to come support this local event.
According to the organizers,
additional trash fish rodeos will
be held in the future. Call 863-
763-8262 for information or just
watch for notices in the Outdoors
. Column of this newspaper.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, Inc., is a non-profit
501(c) educational-based wildlife
care facility. Arnold's is dedicated
to bringing people and wildlife
together to develop a community
awareness of the value of Florida
wildlife. Their ultimate goal is to
rescue, rehabilitate, and return
recovered animals to their natural
habitat.
Arnold's Center has a Wildlife
Rehabilitation program; Butterfly
Garden; Wetland Boardwalk; and
Nature Trail.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center runs entirely on dona-


tions, and is dedicated to bringing
people and wildlife together in
hopes of developing a communi-
ty awareness of the value of Flor-
ida wildlife. Between educational
group tours, and off-site school
programs, Arnold's reaches about
20,000 children per year.
Day-to-day operations at the
center concentrate on caring for
the animals. Animals that cannot
be returned to the wild are of-
fered a permanent home, though
the wildlife center's ultimate mis-
sion is to rescue, rehabilitate and
return recovered animals to their
natural habitat.
If you want additional infor-
mation about Arnold's Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center call 863-
763-4630, or visit 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


uKeecnooee News/unauna Aguiar
Fourteen teams participated in Butch's Backyard Bar Trash Fish Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 30,
where they caught 128 pounds of fish which they donated.to Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center.


Ukeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Third place and big fish went to (left to right) Dustin, Travis and Kyle who collectively caught
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Hibiscus House offers parenting classes
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News

Rosanna Gonzalez from the
Hibiscus Children's Center visited
the Rotarian weekly luncheon
Tuesday where she announced
that Hibiscus will be holding their
Model Approach to Partnerships
in Parenting (MAPP) classes in
Okeechobee beginning on Satur-
day, Sept. 20, until Saturday, Oct.
25.
The classes are held from 9
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each Satur-
day at the First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth Street.
Mrs. Gonzalez is the commu-
nity liaison for Hibiscus Children's
Center. She promotes awareness
in the many programs that Hibis-
cus offers as well as recruits foster
parents.
The mission of Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center is to provide ser-
vices to children and families to
prevent and reduce child abuse.
Founded in 1985, Hibiscus
Children's Center is a not-for-prof-
it charitable organization fighting
child abuse with care, counsel-
ing, intervention and the commu-
nity's help.
According to Mrs. Gonzalez, in
the beginning their founder start-
ed Hibiscus when a child death
occurred inl Jensen Beach due to
neglect.
Hibiscus is now nationally
accredited through the Council
on Accreditation and is fully li-
censed by Florida's Department
of Children and Families to serve
families throughout the State of
Florida, primarily serving Indian
River, Martin, Okeechobee, and
St. Lucie counties.
Hibiscus Children's Center
teaches and licenses foster par-
ents in their four-county service
area.
According to their website, Hi-
biscus Foster Care provides a full
continuum of services including
recruiting, training, licensing and
re-licensing of foster parents. Re-
cruiting refers to the community
outreach that is necessary to in-
form potential foster parents of
the great need in our area.
Mrs. Gonzalez said her first
involvement in Hibiscus was in
the early '90s when she would
go to the Hibiscus Home, which
currently holds 35 children, to
hold the babies. The infants at
that time were typically cocaine
babies who needed additional at-
tention at all times. Since she had
no children of her own, she coor-
dinated a Christmas breakfast for
the home and enjoyed watching
the children open their Christmas
presents.
In today's line of duty, agen-
cies are under the umbrella cor-
poration of the Department of
Children and Families who coor-
dinate care for Community Based


Care through United for Families.
Hibiscus Children's Center is con-
tracted with United for Families to
provide various resources. Train-
ing for foster parents is only one
task of Hibiscus.
The Hibiscus Children's Cen-
ter provides professional training
in the form of the (MAPP) Model
Approach to Partnerships in Par-
enting classes in all four counties
of District 15. MAPP is taught in
various convenient locations and
times, giving potential foster par-
ents the information and skills
they need in making the decision
to become foster parents. This is
one of the first times that a class
has been held in Okeechobee
County.
During the class, Hibiscus'
staff guides potential foster par-
ents through -mountains of pa-
perwork required to ensure that
children are placed in safe homes
and cared for by well-trained
individuals. Hibiscus' licensing
counselors do home visits and in-
spections to complete the licens-
ing process and follow up work
to re-license foster parents on a
yearly basis. These measures help
to make sure that children in the
system and the homes they live
in are supervised by an unbiased
professional.
These classes teach foster par-
ents how to "mold little treasures
into whole individuals." Many
times when a child has gone
through abuse and neglect, they
have lost something within them-
selves. MAPP teaches foster par-
ents how to relate and make that
child as whole as possible once
again.
According to Hibiscus, chil-
dren in foster care feel more se-
cure and are likely to do better in
school when they are able to stay
in the same community where
they are growing up. Because
of the shortage of foster fami-
lies in our county, currently local
children are being cared for out
of county and even the district,
which makes their situation even
more difficult.
Foster families not only pro-
vide temporary homes, safety
and nurturing to children, but
they also help children safely re-
unite with their birth families.
When re-unification is not pos-
sible, many of our foster families
choose to adopt the children who
have been placed in their homes,
offering permanency and stability
these children would otherwise
not experience.
Mrs. Gonzalez explained that
they are losing foster homes due
to current foster parents adopt-
ing children. While this is not
ultimately a bad thing, they need
more foster homes because there
are still children out there who
need homes and many do not re-
quire a "forever home." A lot of
times it is possible for their own


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family to be rehabilitated and to
re-establish them within their
own family.
Foster parent's commitment
leaves an indelible mark on gen-
erations to come. They are help-
ing end cycles of neglect, abuse
and/or drug addiction and are
often helping a child be the first
in his or her family to finish high
school or even go to college.
Many children leave foster
homes knowing there are many
positive paths available to them in
life. They are our children-their
wellbeing is dependent on the
willingness of our entire commu-
nity to care for and about them.
There are currently 1,200 chil-
dren in the foster care system and
only 125 foster homes available.
This number is better than in the
past, but still needs much im-
provement.
"Just showing children love in
their environment changes their
lives," stated Mrs. Gonzalez.
If you would like to reach out
and help a child, please call Hibis-
cus Children's Center Foster Care
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Patricia Cooper, Superintendent of Schools learned of the new MAPP classes that are being
offered in Okeechobee beginning on Saturday, Sept 20, at the First Baptist Church from 9
a.m. until 3:30 p.m.


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10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Collaborative Council helps those with disabilities


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Mary Thomas with the 'Coali
tion for Indepqndent Living Op-
tions, Inc. (CILO) recently spoke
to members of the Okeechobee
Community Collaborative Coun-
cil. She spoke of services that they
offer and a community equipment
lending and recycling project.
CILO is private, non-profit
501(c)3 agency. Their mission is
to "Promote Independence for
People with Disabilities". As a civil


rights organization, they promote
ieqIal rights and full inclusion of
people with disabilities.
Incorporated in 1990, CILO
serves children and adults with
any disability in Palm Beach, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee
counties.
The Community Equipment
Lending and Recycling Project is
a free service offered for people
of all ages with disabilities in
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Indian River
counties.


Their mission is to promote
the acquisition of assistive devic-
es and services for persons of all
ages with disabilities to facilitate
independence and opportunities
through the recycling of adaptive
equipment.
Adaptive equipment available
for loan includes wheelchairs,
positioning equipment, mobility
aids and other assistive devices.
The inventory on each item var-
ies according to availability, how-
ever the project has many referral
services to additional sources for


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Okeechobee County Commissioner Clif Betts, center, was re-elected chairman of the Coun-
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his left is St. Lucie County Commissioner Joe Smith.


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gy. Equipment may be borrowed
for unlimited periods of time--un-
til it is no longer needed.
For more information on how
to borrow or donate equipment
contact the CILO at 1-800-683-
7337 or Mrs. Thomas at 772-462-
6180. Itmes or funds donated to
the project are tax deductible.
This project is a collaboration
of the CILO; Gulfstream Goodwill
Industries; School District of Palm
Beach Diagnostic and Learning
Resources System; The Arc; and
Children's Medical Services.
As a Center for Independent
Living, CILO adheres to the inde-
pendent living philosophy, which
stands for the proposition that
people with disabilities have a
right to self-determination and to
make choices in their own lives.
Services are consumer-directed.
Staff will work with the consumer
to remove physical and attitudinal
barriers in the community.
In addition to this program
Mrs. Thomas through CILO pro-
vides the following four core
services: Advocacy; Independent
Living Skills; Information and Re-
ferral; and Peer Support.
In addition, she also provides
crime victim assistance, disability
awareness and sensitivity train-
ings, voter registration, after-
school and summer program-
ming for teens, meal delivery in


some areas, financial literacy and
budgeting workshops, and assis-
tance in applying for public ben-
efits.
She is also available for home
visits where she can help individu-
als with everyday tasks or simply
just answer their questions about
everyday things in their lives such
as balancing a checkbook. If she


cannot provide adequate services,
then she has a multitude of agen-
cies that she can refer the client to
in order to fill that need.
Mrs. Thomas with the CILO
can be contacted at 772-462-6180
for additional information.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008 1


YOUR LAST CHANCE BEFORE THESE VEHICLES


ARE SENT TO THE AUCTION FOR FINAL DISPOSAL



TOTIGCARlDEALESD O ANT ARGINHNTRSTKO


ONE
Most car dealers do not own their inventory. lthe Bank does.
Banks have strict policies on how long a dealer can keep a vehicle. It'f a vehicle is around too long
the dealer must either write the Bank a check to write down thlie vehicle or in some cases pay off
the entire vehicle. 'Ihis eats up a dealer's cash and he has less money to run his business.

"Myl biusitiss is all about cash lowi and when sales slow, doln', the' cash dh'ies uIp."
T1B.
Dealership Controller

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR TODAY'S BARGAIN HUNTER?
Ilhe slowing economy combined with skyrocketing gas prices has had a major impact: on the
current used car market. Slowing sales causes used vehicles to sit on dealers lots. Dealers have
no choice but to use their available cash to write the Bank big checks to write down their inven-
tory or take it to the wholesale dealer auctions and trv to sell it for a liraction of its value.

"/lam dollars ahead making a retail customer an nbhelii',abhle deal (lt these vehicles than letting
the car sharks pick me apart at the wholesale auction."
AJ.Z.
Participating Dealer

That is why dealers have asked us to organize these vehicle disposal sales. 'lhey are far better off
selling these vehicles at. unbelievable prices than taking the vehicles to wholesale auct ion.

TWO
Where you buy your vehicle makes a difference on getting approved
for a loan plus the interest rate iund terms you get.
Most people believe that their credit score is what influences their financing. Not true. I end-
ers also base loan approvals. lower interest rates and better terms on the volume of business a
dealer does with the lender. Because of the high number of loans we (do1 with certain nat ional
lenders, we often get people approved that were turned down at oliher dealers or we get lower
interest rates than a customer was getting at a dealer that does less business with a lender.

"It's amazing. We do so much business thai several months ago ire iere/ the nanlber -one supplier
of autojinancc contracts to a national lender: 7hiat.s how' popular these sales have becomee"
Chris
Financial Services Director


FAIR WARNING:
The sale starts Friday, Sept. 5th and ends on Sunday Sept. 14th

'I he people that own this inventory want you to know how serious they are about selling this
cars and trucks to they have asked us to stay open the maximum hours allowed by law which is
9AM to 9PM all days of the sale.

heree will be over three hundred cars, trucks, vans, SUV's and luxury cars available. Go to the
next page for a full list. You will be amazed.

Local ordinances prohibit us from bringing all three hundred vehicles. We can have any vehicle
you see listed, subject to prior sale, at the sale location within several hours.

'lhe sales staff you meet will be polite. But. air warning-they will ask you to buy a car. They
will also ask you some basic questions about what you are looking for, what you are trading
and if you are interested in buying today. They won't pressure you into a decision or wear you
out with corny car lingo like "you better buy now...it might not be here when you come back. If
they seem business-like, it's because the people who have hired us have made it very clear how
serious they are about selling these vehicles in five days.

We'll give you a price for ours. tell you what we'll give you for yours and ask you if you want to
make a deal. If you say no, there is no problem at all. But don't be offended if the salesperson
walks away to talk with another buyer. It's not pdrsonal-it's just business.

"t'eget more good conmmnents romn customers about how easy,J ast and efficient the whole buying
process is at these sales. Like one castomner said, wasn't there to make friends. I wanted a bargain
and you wanted to sell a car."
Richard
General Vlanager

We will gladly take your check with proper ID and a short credit check. If you have your own
bank or credit union financing that makes it that much easier for you and us.

We do have several national lenders standing by online for the sale who are eager to make loans
at some very attractive rates and terms for those people that want to shop financing.

We are not the people who claim to 'get everyone financed' or 'your job is your credit'. If you
have damaged credit, please come to the sale. We have helped folks that have been turned down
elsewhere.

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are so low and we do so much business the lender is willing to take a chance."
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DO WE GET A WVALL.VIART GIFT CARD FOR A TEST DRIVE?
No)pe. last 1 checked. WValINVlirt stock vwas doing fine and didn't ineced our help.


1 WVE GET' A IREE VACATION CRUISE?
Nopc WVe got.l lirid'l )of' l('pe)lle c lliiig tIo lioirroxw. t.- irio ty t)o get oil'tllhe ship u fr akll
the extrl I',ees I hati you enilli never' r'ead in thle fine print.

DO WVE GET' ANY FIIEERIIES?
IPetopl,. Pc'opll', 'f(opleh'. 'lliert- is itno lfre Ihi sl-- espl' cially ait l( acir sale. All hoseoe
exI.rs o'r iic'elntives or I'rt'eeblies lil l ost yowl, the- custoiner, ill thli end. Sounellowx
they a bri libil inio Ilit' led al.

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on good ve icilte's vithi no Iho'us poc'us sales gaunics.

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gle, Tandem & Tri-Axle RIAN HUSKY, 3 year old
Dumps, Mack Roll Off SIBERIAN HUSKY, 3 year old
Trucks, Truck Tractors, Low- male, free to good home.
boys, Crawler Loaders & LaBelle 239-217-2392
Tractors, Excavators, Motor SMALL DOG F, approx 1.5
Graders & Scrapers, Back- yr old, to be with family
hoes, Rubber Tired Loaders, w/no other dogs. To good
Articulating Dumps. Cornm- home only (863)357-0223
pactors Grinders, Forklifts,
Paving, Skidders, Feller STARFRUIT Free starfruit,
Bunchers, Log Loaders, you pick. LaBelle
Farm Tractors. J.M. Wood (863)675-1929
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CREMATORIUM NICHE -
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cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
$750. (302)747-7766


HOUND DOG male, lyr old,
reddish color, & female lyr
old vic of Ft Drum. Call
(863)763-7240 to identify


LAWN MOWER Red Crafts-
man, 18.5 hp, vic of Spencer
Rd in Labelle on 9/1/08. RE-
WARD!! (863)675-0113
MIN PIN MIXED females, lost
vic of Country Hills, Call
(863)763-4841 Rebecca
WEIMERANER PUPPY Fe-
male. 10 wks. old. Vic. of
Belle Glade Golf Course. Re-
ward! (561)261-0997


2 FREE Male Kittens Spot is
while with black spots and
sport is white with grey
spots. They are about 12
weeks old, great with my
dog. Very playful. They come
with a cat litter box and a few
toys, and a scratching post.
Would like them to stay to-
gether. (863)447-0689
BORDER COLLIE MIX PUP-
PIES males/females, short
& long hair. 8 wks. Free to a
good home. (863)763-1370
DONATE VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON
NOAH'S ARC SUPPORT NO
KILL SHELTERS, RESEARCH
TO ADVANCE VETERINARY
TREATMENTS FREE TOW-
ING, TAX DEDUCTIBLE,
NON-RUNNERS ACCEPTED
(866)912-GIVE.
FREE LABRADOR Retrievers
to good home. 1 yellow lab
2yrs old-male, 1 chocolate
lab 2yrs old- female, 1 black
lab 4yrs old-male. All pure
bred. (863)610-4086
HON LATERAL File Cabinet -
40"x42"x19" 3 sliding draw-
ers, letter or legal, with key.
FREE!! $0. (863)675-4449
KITTEN Female Tabby, 3
months old. Free to good
home only. (863)467-9520
KITTENS 1 Male & 1 Female.
Free to home.
(863)357-7789
LAB Male, 2 years old. Black.
Free to good home only.
(863)675-6183


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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 515
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & FabHics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC UNIT 2 ton package, in
good condition, $275 or best
offer (863)447-5407

Looking lor a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fieds.


DEPRESSION GLASS -'excel-
lent condition; priced per
item neg. for entire collection
$25/neg. (561)755-1814


DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles,
ood shape, works fine.
$45/or best offer.
(863)599-0809
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide,
Free Stand or under counter.
Like new! White. Pd $1300,
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
KENMORE WASHER white,
large capacityjust under two
years old $100/or best offer.
(863)509-8347
OVEN Convection/Profile,
GE, Built In. New, still in box.
Cost $800 Sell $150
863-467-1532 betwn 6-9pm
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE -
Like new, $350. Call
863-763-4220
STOVE Frigidaire, black, not
flat top, electric burners.
$150 (863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507
STOVE White, GE electric
stove, very good condition
$125. (863)517-0244
WASHER Crosley, super ca-
pacity. $50 or best offer
(863)467-8187
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
300 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
WASHER, FRIGADAIRE Late
model, heavy duty, like new,
$150. Call 863-467-0792


LOUIS LAMOUR
Westerns, 9,
863-465-9470


paperback
$18. Call


B uilIing


METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
- turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
S888)393-0335. www.Gull-
oastSupply.com.


CARPET 2 pcs., White, 8x13
each. Includes pad. $50 total
or best offer. (863)946-3822


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CAR SEAT Clewiston area.
Like new/used only 9 days.
221bs.-54lbs. limit. $30.
(317)501-4084
CHANGING TABLE asking
$30 (863)763-5067
CRIB w/Matching Changing
Table. Light wood. $250
(863)763-8135
GRACO PLAYPEN w/bassi-
net, changing table, dk blue,
brand new $75.
(863)228-2311
INFANT CAR SET" $15
(863)763-5067



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, super NES, $150
(863)517-2782 Tony
EPSON 660 Printer Clewiston
area. Excl. cond./ Incl. cable
& xtra color cartridge. $25.
(317)501-4084


CERAMIC KILN large model
w/150 +/- assorted split
molds, clay or slip, $300
takes all (863)697-3583


Adjustable single bed- (2)
electric, have rails useable
clean mattresses $650 will
separate (863)467-4949
BEDROOM SET Full size
headboard, footboard,
dresser, mirror, chest, good
cond. $125 (863)885-1161
BUNK BED w/desk & trundle.
Needs matt. Lge rear storage
$200 neg. (863)763-6430
(772)260-4658
CARLS-SOFA AND Loveseat -
Tan Chenille set. Excel Cond.
Pd $2k Asking $1000.
(863)357-5773
COFFEE TABLE Contempo-
rary solid metal rectangular
with beveled glass top, new.
$125 (863)675-3016
CORNER SHELVES, 2' across
6.5" tall. Solid wood. 2 for
$50. (863)674-0634 LaBelle
COUCH AND Love seat deep
sitting- great cond. Beige-
must see $450/neg.
(863)697-1702
DINING ROOM Beige, 4 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (853)517-0244
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4) -
Gray metal frames, uphol-
stered & wooden seats, exc
cond. $125 (863)467-7151
DRESSER 6 drawer, white,
rattan, with mirror $75
(863)634-5943
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
GLASS TABLE Rectangle w/4
cloth cover chairs, w/4 bo-
nus chair covers. $100 or
best offer (863)357-9946
KING SIZE mattress and box -
Seally pillow-top mattress.
Great condition. $100.
(863)599-0809


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LEATHER SOFA W/leather
single chair, good condition.
$325 (863)675-4098 even-
ings, Labelle area
LOVE SEAT and cloth recliner -
They are both in good condi-
tion. $50. (863)697-6404
(863)697-0337
LOVESEAT RECLINER Medi-
um brown leather, like new,
$350/best offer. Call
863-763-6706
Matching Glass Curio Cabi-
nets (2) with lights inside,
light wood, 5 shelves, $250
or best offer (863)634-0888






Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleal Dinette $197,
50'Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.






ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $100 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
SOFA & CHAIR w/4 Ig. pil-
lows, taupe & light green,
exc. cond., $350. (863)634-
5038
SOFA BED Tan micro fiber,
queen size, with matching
chair & ottoman, $800/neg.
Call 863-983-7661
SOFA, LS & CHAIR brown
w/flower print, good condi-
tion, $150 (863)763-3326
TABLE Wood, round with leaf
& 4 wood chairs, good con-
dition. $50 (863)465-9470
Lake Placid
WALL UNIT/ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER 3 pc., for big
screen TV, glass doors,
$325. (863)634-5038
WING CHAIR for living room -
Rich brown, small pattern.
Like new. $125/or best of-
fer. (863)697-9484


.1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45- Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
COMPOUND BOW BASS
PRO COMPACT BOW WITH
SCOPE AND QUIVER $125.
(863)763-4588
RUGER Mini 14, folding
stock, stainless steel, 3
clips, carry bag, scope,
$650 (863)674-0613
RUGER P90 45 ACP, $475
(863)674-0613
WINCHESTER 100 308CAL
GOOD CONDITION PRE
1964 $750. (863)261-1286



Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.
WEIGHT BENCH Stringer
with 300 lb weight set, curl
bar & bar bells, barely used.
$250 (863)675-3016



HOT WATER HEATER GE,
still under warranty. $200
(863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds


DIAMOND WEDDING Ring Set
- Elegant White Gold Design-
er Set- Round .70 diamond
surrounded by .80 TW dia-
monds on engagement ring
and band. Appraised for
$6500 by local jeweler. Must
see to appreciate!
$3900/neg. (863)801-3599


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
Aluminum awnings(8)- serves
as storm shutters, 1 yr old,
Call for details $1200 or will
separate (863)467-0279
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BARBECUE GRILL Large,Mo-
bileTandem axle Call even-
ings. Asking $4500.
(561)793-5391
CELL PHONE Motorola Buzz
IC602, Hybrid Nextel,
w/charger & phone clip,
$100 neg. (863)673-1981
FENCE POSTS treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
(863)467-4328
MINI BIKE $150
(863)467-1547 or
S863) 532-9700
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
.#FL08.



5 STRING Dojo by Dobro -
Collector's instrument. Exc.
cond.Hard case and more.
$1200/neg. (863)467-8644
CLARINET good condition,
needs 1 keypad. $150
(863)675-0455


CATAHULA CROSS pups ask
for Eric $80.
(863)467-0050_____
Chihuahua 3 yr old female, BIk
& tan, 7 Ibs $100
(863) 675-2541days La-
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 4 lbs,
10 months $180 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
DOG HOUSE Large wooden
dog house. $75 or best offer
(863)763-2958
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT -
Male, 3 years old, black &
white. $150 (863)675-4098
evenings, LaBelle area
PARROT' CAGE- extra large,
like new, $250
(863)465-4950
RABBITS, 3 Lionheads two
femals one male. Come see.
Must sell! $25/or best offer.
(863)201-3492
TRAINING KENNEL Very
large. Like brand new. $50
Call Zuma @
(863)697-3241



SHOWER DOORS Tall, Glass.
For shower only w/no tub.
Great condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-1560
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump. 100 psi $50 or
best offer. (863)763-2958



KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SOLARBARIC KICKERS 10"
sq, Swoofers in custom box,
1 Punch amp, $300
(863)697-2071
SUBWOOFERS (2) Planet
Audio & JBL Amp, 400
watts, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-2845/763-2230


ZENITH color, 9", with VCR,
120/12v, great for camping,
$95. (863)675-7350 .


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008 13


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Waterfron


Waterfron


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2/2 fenced yard, W/D/FLS 1895/ or
Furnished includes utilities '1295

Key West furnished studio cottage
on Taylor Creek '750 FLS/ or short
term includes utilities 11095

2/1 furnished, FLS 0795/ or short
term includes utilities *1150,


STRMRELAEMNTORREAI
Fatr owe, m eiaedliey

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Bench Top Drill Press
Dunlop(Sears) $25 May be
seen at 241 SE Hwy 441 N

BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
GENERATOR 3000 watts, for
RV, $300 Or best Offer
863-634-8098 Anytime
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $600 (863)763-4057
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240, $3000.
(239)357-5111 (863)234-
1230
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $500
(863)612-0992
IRRIGATION PUMP $100.
Call 863-467-6148
TRAILER HITCH Draw tight,
$75. Call 863-467-6148



2 VTECH kids laptops great
for learning paid $75 for
each....lv msg $80/will sep.
(863)261-3874



MUST SELL 300 new DVD
movies $600. will divide
863-675-3032 after 1pm


Agriculture

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




HORSE 12yr old, Beautiful
Reg. QH Mare, 15.3hds, bay
w/2 socks. Knows a lot, but
is in need of some extra
training, and I just do not
have the time. $800/or best
offer. (904)673-5371



BACKHOE ATTACHMENT Bush
Hog 3.0, model 762H, with
outriggers, little use. $3000
(772)285-8405

BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230

Husky Riding Lawn Mower-
2002, needs some work and
a battery, red, $150
(863)288-3721

JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
(239)986-0296
MTD YARD MACHINES RIDER
'06 42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.
(863)801-1683
NEW 200 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kawasaki,
electric row. $3,000
863-840-0505
RIDING MOWER Yard ma-
chine, 42" cut, $200
(863)517-1019


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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960





Lg. 2BR Apt. close to town,
central a/c, nice & clean,
$850 + sec. dep. Call Vikki
(561)255-4377
RANCH SETTING 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba. Available now! Very
clean, no pets. $525 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1717
REMODELED 2br, lba, one
story. Oak Lake Apts., W/D,
$750, 1st, last, security,
(863)634-3313
SW OKEECHOBEE 2BR, no
pets, non-smkg. env., 12
mo. lease, $700 mo. For info
call (863)634-7489

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



KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, etc. Nice! $950 mo. +
sec. Includes water, electric,
cable.. 863-697-6428
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

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BASSWOOD ESTATES, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1000. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/1BA,
CBS Home. W&D. Nice yard.
$750 mo. + sec. & ref's.
Call Don (954)290-0861
CLEAN In town, 2BR, 2BA,
new appliances, laundry room
w/W&D, screen porch, lawn
serve. Non-smk. env., Small
pet ok $750 mo. + sec.
941-504-3954
Dixie Ranch Acres- 2br/lba
duplex $525 month + $500
dep., inc. water, lawn, gar-
bage, NO PETS (863)467-
9029
MINT CONDITION- 3BR/2BA,
Tiled living room, carport.
$1,000/mo. Lawrence Asso-
ciates, 1-800-543-2495
OKEE 3405 NW 2nd St, 2br,
lba, totally renovated, locat-
ed on corner lot, $700/mo +
$700 dep (239)707-5155
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
Rent to Own All credit con-
sidered, brand new const.,
3BR, 4BR & 2BA homes.
Starting at $945 mo.
(520)360-1893
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.
WATERFRONT Fisth from
your backyard! 4BR/2BA,
Boat ramp. $1,300/month.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495


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NEWSPAPER..
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Rocky Mountain Log Cabin
35+ Acres w/ Log cabin
$289,900 Access to 1,000's
acres of Federal Rec. Land.
Private setting w/ Ponderosa
Pines. Minutes to world-
class fishing & hunting. 1
Hour to skiing. Call
(866)OWN-LAND x4264.
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (877)913-5253.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots 2C
Mobile Home Parts 20
Mobile Homes Rent 20
Mobile Homes Sale 20


BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2br, 2ba,
furnished or unfurnished.
$750 mo. + sec. dep. &
refs. (863)824-0981
FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" wide.
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)674-0634 LaBelle
FORT DRUM PINELANDS 3/2
double wide on 5 acres.
$850/mo + 1st & sec
(772)342-3712/342-3203
MH 1BR/1BA, all util, $600
mo. + $300 sec. dep.
863-763-2098 or
(863)610-1386
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1BA Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
OKEE.,Unfurnished,2BR 2Ba
on Canal w/dock. $650 mo.
+ sec. Includes water/lawn
772-794-2438/538-81883
OKEECHOBEE DOUBLEWIDE
3br/2ba, W/D, Located in
Ousley Estates, Available
NOW!! (863)357-1517
OUSLEY ESTATES -
3BR, 2/BA, small pets & kids
OK. $900 mo. 1st & last mo.
sec. $300 sec. 925 SE 39th
Lane. 863-763-2098 or
(863)610-1386
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
Waterfront-2br/1 ba,complete-
ly furnished, non smkg. env.,
no pets, $750 mo.+lst &
sec. 772-285-5856


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BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
MANUFACTURED HOME 3/2
w/2 car gar., front & back
porch. r/2+ acre. $150,000
Call Catly 863-634-7728
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107


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Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 100o
Commercial
Property Sale 101(
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 101
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 102E
Hunting Property 103C
Investment
Property Sale 103Z
Land Sale 104C
Lots Sale 104E
Open House 105C
Out of State -
Property Sale 105E
Property Inspection106(
Real Estate Wanted106E
Resort Property -
Sale 107C
Warehouse Space 107E
Waterfront Property 108C




Bank Special! 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, large lot! Make
offer! Gracious Living Realty.
www.graciousliving.org e-
mail: william@graciousliv-
ing.org (800)749-5263 Bank
says "Sell, Sell, Sell!"
NEW CONSTRUCTION 4 or 5
br, across form the Lake in
The Oaks subdivision. Huge
500 sq It master br and
spacious bath. You design the
kitchen/pantry. Great garden
space & soil. $185,000 all
credit considered.
(520)360-1893
New CBS home, 3br, 2ba,
Open floor, tile throughout,
1623 sq ft living, $112,999
lot incid (863)634-0571




River Acres, Okeechobee 1
acre lot, Ig. oak trees, private
bout ramp, fly-in comm. Call
Nikki 754-264-2343


ANTIQUE OUTBOARD engine -
$300. Call 239-823-2587



HONDA REBEL 1999 wind-
shield, lug.rack,sissybar, low
miles, no dents, runs perfect
$2600. (863)674-0360
KAWASAKI '05 Dual Sport,
looks & runs like new.
$3000 or best offer
(863)634-3344
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 new
motor 25hrs, chain, sprock-
ets, tires, clutch, $1400 or
best offer (863)634-6966
VW TRIKE MC VW engine, 3
seater, $2500
(863)517-1019






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NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


Q o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular

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EZGO ELEC 1981 3 Wheel,
Runs good, Good Batt,
Chg.win & lights $600.
(863)673-4660
EZGO ELEC 2002 Good
cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
tires, green $1400.
(863)673-4660
GO KART Adult size, big
tires, disc brakes, $400 or
best offer (941)812-5315
Okeechobee
HONDA 200 FOUR 1987 -
VERY GOOD CONDITION
$800/firm. (863)228-7118
TIRES & RIMS Mudvilla, 27",
for 4 wheeler, like new or
trade for '91 Ford lift, $600.
(863)634-4352
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. $1600
(863)357-3282



1979 RV Nice condition
w/appliances! You move!
$2000/neg. (561)670-6371
2005 GULFSTREAM Mod:
3 6 F R S
(1NL1GTT2251060565) -
2005 Gulfstream Travel Trail-
er, sleeps 5 comfortably and
up to 7 sleepers. Has small
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as
is. Purchaser must remove
vehicle from premesis after
sales. $4995.
5 6 1 ) 8 8 9 2 9 1 1
561)889-7788
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
best offer (239)243-5844
TRAILER/GUEST HOUSE 12'
x 60' office trailer converted
into a guest house. A/C and
heat, full bath, new fixtures
and cabinets. Call for pics
$9500. (772)201-5308


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Automobiles




Automobiles 4(
Autos Wanted 4C
Classic Cars 4C
Commercial Trucks 4C
Construction
Equipment 4C
Foreign Cars 4C
Four Wheel Drive 4C
Heavy Duty Trucks 4C
Parts Repairs 4C
Pickup Trucks 4C
Sport Utility 4C
Tractor Trailers 4C
Utility Trailers 4C
Vans 4C


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FORD BRONCO XLT, 1985 -
351 motor, classic, $4,000
or best offer. Call
863-261-2999



GOLF CART Gold Cart, full
curtains, remote radio CD
layer, new battery charger,
1200 (941)812-5315 Okee



FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4750 (239)543-5887



CAMPER TOP-FIBER Glass -
Came off a 1995 Ford F150,
Labelle Fl. $100.
(863)673-6089
ENGINE 350 fuel injected.
$1500 Call Zuma @
(863)697-3241
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
H.I.D HEADLIGHTS H4-9003 -
HI-LOW 8K $300/neg.
(863)801-3765
RIMS rims with used tires for
95 Toyota. $150/or best of-
fer. (863)467-6621
(863)634-4056
STEP BARS For Reg. Cab
Chevy. Stainless Steel &
Chrome. Off 2003 Chevy
2500. $850 (513)266-7134
TRAILER TIRE Slightly used.
$50 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700
TRUCK TIRES (2) Discover
Cooper, LT 285/75/R16. $50
for both. (863)763-5163
USED Truck Tires (4) BF
Goodwrench A/T's,
285/70/17, 8 ply, 50 percent
tread. $100. (561)261-

'Picup Tucks46,5


DODGE 1500, 1999 V6,
ood on gas, auto, A/C,
2,400. Call 863-467-8318
DODGE RAM '89 4x4, Red &
Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
rock carb, good for mudding
$700 (863)467-9621
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
FORD Select Pickup truck
box, aluminum, single lid in
ex.cond. $75.
(863)610-1276
FORD F150 '77- 4x4, monster
truck, all completed, every-
thing new. $5000
(863)357-3282/697-3766
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759
FORD STEPSIDE 1996 1
Owner, A/C. New Tires.
$2600 (863)467-8318


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ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee* (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com


MAZDA B2600 1989 Air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd,Blue
$2000/neg. (863)509-8347


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




SUZUKI EIGER, 2006 4WD,
factory camo. paint, 2,321
mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904

Buying a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
lieds.



DODGE CARAVAN, 1997 -
Color TV/VCR, runs great,
lots of new parts,
$4,000/neg. 863-675-1438
FORD CLUBWAGON '95 win-
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air,
$2800 (863)357-1075
GMC SAVANNAH '98 very
good mileage, good condi-
tion, 1 owner, $5000
(863)512-4165
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN, '00 V8, auto, a/c,
work racks, white, $2500
firm. (863)697-2032
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classlfleds.


Public Notices




Public Notice 5(
State Public -
Legal Notice 50

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 53
JUDGE: F SHIELDS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
JORDAN P SALOMON,
Defendant
NnOTIC OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment'of Fore-
closure and Sale entered in the cause
opening in the Circuit Court oat the
ineteenth Judicial Circuit. in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Civil Ac-
lion Number 2008CA 53, the under-
signed Clerk will sell the property
situated in said County, described as:
A parcel of land lying in the North one-
hall (N 1/2) of Section 30, Township
30 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, and being more par-
ticularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of
said N 1/2 of Seclton 30;
Thence N 0118'46" E along the East line
of said N 1/2 of Section 0, a distance
of 523,76 leet, to the intersection with
the North line of the Soulh 523.6 feet
ol said N 1/2 of Section 30;
Thence N 89"42'44" W, along said North
line, a distance of 2155.72 feet, to the
Point e of Beginning;
Thence continue N 89"42'44" W, along
said North line, a distance of 1072.01
feet; Thence N 00 48'19" E, a distance
of 1615.50 feel, to the Intersection
with the North line of the South
2139.11 feet of the N 1/2 of Section
30;
Thence S 89"42'44" E, along said North
line, a distance of 1084,28 feet;
Thence S 01"12'31" W, a distance of
1615,64 ee to Ihe Point of Begin-
ning
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now or hereafter erected oni the prop-
erty, and all easements, appurtenanc-
es, and fixtures now or hereafter a part
of the property.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11:00 o'clock A.M.
on the 24th day of Sept.. 2008, in The
July Assembly Room located at the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 N.W. 3rd SlreetOkeechobee, FL,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN O60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Datedl this 1411h day oel Aug. 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By:S LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
RIOBERT P SUMMERS. ESQUIRE
McCARTHY, SUMMERS, 80BKO
WOOD, SAWYER & P'ERHY, PA.
: .. n ], , r,,1 ,.. 41h Floor
(772) 286-1700
E-Mail: rps(mnncsuliml.coni
Attorneys for PIlahinli
288608 ON 8A25;9,/308
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
fleds.


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I PbIc NotIcI50


For specific project information contact: Stephany DuPree at (83) 763-6731 or by
lax at (863) 763-9203. Specifications may be obtained from the Housing Coordi-
nator located at 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Bids will be opened at 3:05
p m. on October 3,2008 In the County Administlrator's Office at the Okeechobee
County Conurthouse.
A MANDATORY meeting Ior review of this project will be held on Wednesday,
September 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at the County Adminis-
tration Annex, 456 Highway 98 North. Okeechobee. Any lirm who is not in at-
tendance In thls roomer by 10:05 a.m, will be unable to bi.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or infornialities In proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negoltite further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
o lie County. Okeechobee County Is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contlractor partcipaOtion and promotes Fair Housing.
Clf Bettlls Jr. Chairman
Okeechoee Coiinty Cnommission
289474 ON 9/3/08


MOBILE HOME SALE
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200 Set-up & A/C
863-983-8106
863-675-6266
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900 Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
800-330-8106
863-467-6622
NEW 3br/2ba OW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888


Recreation



Boats 3(
Campers/RVs 3C
Jet Skiis 3(C
Marine Accessories 3C
Marine Miscellaneous 3C
Motorcycles 3(
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3C



BASS BOAT 16'/2', 4 seats,
150 hp-needs work & 90 hp
Evinrude good. Good body
& trIr $3,000 (863)447-
3010
FIBERGLASS CRUISING BOAT
37ft, perfect live aboard,
must see to appreciate,
$4800 (239)823-2587



CAMPER, Coachman 1988 -
$2,000 or best offer. See at
4683 Derby Lane or call
(863)673-4194
DODGE SPORTMAN, 1973
Motor home, sleeps 6, full
bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
863-675-1438



FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493

Marine


ARTIC CAT -'05, 650 V-twin,
new top end, $4000 firm. To
see visit 444 NE 64th Ave.
Four Seasons
Cadillac Eldorado '88, runs
good. $1500 OBO
(863) 673-3032 LaBelle
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs
well. $600 (863)612-0992
FORD BRONCO 1978 Rare
Antique Classic. 6 cyl., Rac-
ing Wheels, Roll Bars. Runs
good. $4995 (863)763-3966
FORD CROWN VIC 2000 30K
mis., Great condition. $3300
(863)674-0579
HONDA CIVIC EX '97 runs
good, cold air, sunroof,
2250. Must sell make offer
(863)467-7528
INFINITI Q45 1996- Silver in-
finiti, no title you could apply
for lost title, very clean interi-
orleather seats, minor
scratches on the outside, no
radio, a/c works excellent.
very nice car must sell for
something bigger expecting
a new baby in November. Air
bags, alloy whls. V-6
$2000/or best offer.
(863)261-2280
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '89 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $1700 or best
offer. (863)634-1343 after 5
Plymouth Voyager- 99', cold
a/c, 106,000 miles, runs
great, cruise, Asking $1800
(863) 634-3291 Anytime
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer
(863)634-3038
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto.
AC, asking S1550 "as is" or
best offer (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime


SaleMobile Home


SaleMobile Home


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Bnrrdi norrd nf r -ii.timpnt nni appri IonI Thursday, September 18, 2008 at
in l ,, ... .. .... . , , The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida.
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 08-005-SSA. The application is submitted by prop-
erty ownerss, Jerry Suarez. The application is to change the Future Land Use
designation rom Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at
701 Northeast 3rd Street.
Legal description: Parcel One: Lots 7 to 12, inclusive of Block 116, Okeechobee,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 10, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and said plal being recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; and
Parcel Two: a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 south, Range 35 Eastl
Okeechobee County, Florida, and being comprised of one of the parcels of land as
recorded in O.R. Book 645, Page 1370 of the Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at
the Southeast corner of Lot 1 of Block 116, Okeechobee according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida. Thence run South and running along the Western boundary of Parcel 4
according to Ithe Plat No. 1 of Taylor Creek Watershed as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 20, Public Records el Okeechobee County, Florida, to the cenlerline of the
15 foot alleyway in said Block 116, to the Southeast corner of Lot 12 of said
Block 116 and also being the Northwest corner of Parcel 3 of said Plalt No. 1 of
Taylor Creek Watershed: thence run Southweslerly, along the Western boundary
of said Parcel 3, to the centerline of Northeast 3rd Street (formerly Ninth Street);
thence run East, along said centerline of said Northeast 3rd Street (formerly Ninth
Street) extended East, to the Western Shoreline of Taylor Creek; thence run North-
erly, along said Western Shoreline el Taylor Creek, to the Intersection with the
centerline el said 15 toot alleyway extended East; thence run West, along the cen-
terllne of said alleyway extended, to the Point of Beginning.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Ilm 101 at Cty Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
lion and Hlnal adoption tentatively scheduled lor Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.25, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-955-8770(voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whilehall, Zoning Administrator
Application No. 08-005-SSA
289918 ON 9/3,12/08

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE' A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida.
To consider Special Exception Petition No. 08-010-SE, submitted by Tiffanie Rami-
rez and April Hayles on behalf of property ownerss, David and Darryl Kinchen and
Donna Beck, allowing a beauty shop within Commercial Professional Office
zoning district (Ref, Code Book Section 90-223(2)).
Property is located at 422 NW 3rd Street. Legal description: Lots 7 and 8 of Block
126, City of Okeechobee, and is approximately 0.344 acres.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Servic-
es Office. Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x
218. Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as
the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City. to approve or
deny Special Exception Petitions.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of
the proceedings Is made. which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. General Services media is for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of the department.
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 Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY).
BY. Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No 08-010-SE
289916 ON 9'3,08

NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING
NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning
Agency on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible, to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citi-
zens. to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments
to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR's). All amendments are for-
warded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for final consideration. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida,
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the City web site wwwcityvofokeecho-
bee.com or contact the General Services Department, bcIemenfticitvolokeecho-
bee.com, (863) 763-3372 x 218.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting. or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal Is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
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 Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-633-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice Im-
paired, call TOO 1-800-955-8770 (voice) or 1-888-955-8771 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall. Zoning Administrator
289927 ON 9 3.12,08

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
OF THE POST ELECTION CERTIFICATION VOTING SYSTEM AUDIT
FOR THE AUGUST 26. 2008 PRIMARY ELECTION
The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will convene at the c of the Super-
visor of Elections, 307 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida alt 9:00 a.m., on Thurs-
day, September 4, 2008. The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board is convening
for the post election cerftiication voting system audit and to perform any other duties
that may be prescribed by law.
In accordance with the Sunshine Laws of Florida, this meeting will be open to the
public.
Gwen Chandler
Supervisor of Elections
Okeechobee County, Florida
290080 ON 9/3/08


PROJECT NO. OCSB20752
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
CALF BARN REPLACEMENT
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Operations Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 938 NE 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
-34972 up to 10:00 a.m. October 2,2008 lor all materials and labor necessary for
below:
CAUTION: BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QUITE
OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME!
Call Barn Replacement
Okeechobee High School
2800 Highway 441 N
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e. 203
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specificallons in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work In connec-
lion with this project.
Bid Bond In the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the suc-
cessful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee County
a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Florida Statute Section
1013,47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the contact guar-
anteeing the performance of said contract.
Failure to provide any of the documents out-
lined above will be grounds for re-
jection of the bid.
Al bids shall be placed In an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words Indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said
project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, September 25, 2008,10:00 a.m.,
prevailing time al the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The following documents shall accompany the
Owner/Contractor Agreement:
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bond shall be is-
sued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State of
Florida having a general bond holder's rating ofA+- excellent- and a financial rat-
ing of BBB+ or better In Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by the
Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
lions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes.
Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable.
Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Florida Statutes.
The Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed within
nine (9) months of Notice of Proceed and have the punch list items and site
cleanup, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so will result in
liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date of ac-
tual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion;
and a further sum of S100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each
day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final com-
pletion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any Informalities, All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
ter the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.O., Superintendent of Schools
2 9312 ON 9/3,10,17/08 .
NOTICE OF OQUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
lar session on Tuesday September 9, 2008 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider the adoption of the 2009
Budget and Resolution 08-04. Copies of the proposed Budget are available tafor in-
spection during normal business hours at the office of OUA, 100 SW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget can be heard at said time
and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by con-
tacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the
Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a
record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter,
stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayford
Executive Director
290077 ON 9/3/08

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 AT 9:00 AM. IN THE
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OF-
FICE. SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM. 458 HIGHWAY 9800 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A
COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM
THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON 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 SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (003)763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
THE 2008-2009 BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED AT THIS MEET-
ING.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
9810 ON 9/3/08
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hal,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida.
To consider a request to change the zoning district from Residential Single Family-
One (RSF-1) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) for Petition No. 08-005-R. The petition
is being submitted by property owners) Jerry W. Suarez. The property Is located
at 701 Northeast 3rd Street, Block 116, Okeechobee.
Legal description: Parcel One: Lots 7 to 12, inclusive of Block 116, Okeechobee,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 10, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and said plat being recorded In Plat Book 5, Page 5
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and is approximately 1.04
acres;
Parcel Two: and a parcel of land lying in Section 15, Township 37 south, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being comprised of one of the parcels
of land as recorded in O.R. Book 645, Page 1370 of the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Com-
mencing at the Southeast corner of Lot 1 of Block 116, Okeechobee according to
the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida. Thence run South and running along the Western boundary of
Parcel according to the Plat No. 1 of Taylor Creek Watershed as recorded In Plat
Book 3, Page 29, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, to the centerline
of the 15 toot alleyway In said Block 116, to the Southeast corner of Lot 12 of
said Block 116 and also being the Northwest corner of Parcel 3 of said Plat No. 1
ot Taylor Creek Watershed; thence run Southwesterly, along the Wesern boun-
dary of said Parcel 3, to the centerline of Northeast 3rd Street (formerly Ninth
Street): thence run East, along said centerlne of said Northeast 3rd Street (for-
ierly Ninth Street) extended East, to the Western Shoreline of Taylor Creek;
thence run Northerly, along said Western Shoreline of Taylor Creek, Io the Inter-
section with the centerlhne of said 15 toot alleyway extended East; thence run
West, long the cenlrilne of said alleyway extended, to the Point of Beginning
and is approximately 0.46 acres.
A copy of the agenda may he obtained from the City webslte www.cilyofokeecho.
A ceosLo, or contact the General Services Department, bclemen ofokeech-
C GeO[1L, (063) 763-3372 x 218. A copy of the entire applicatllons are available
at tIe General Services Department, The Planning Board will make recommenda-
lions to lthe City Council tor consideration and final adoption tentatively scheduled
tor Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record oaf the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose ol back-up tor the General Services Office.
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 Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding ao 863-763-3372 x 218 I you are hearing or voice Im-
paired, call TDD 1-8000955-8770 (voice) or 1-888-955-8771 (TTY),
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 08-005-R
289923 QN 9/3,12/08
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2008-14
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.PR) program.
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 3,
2008 aid delivered or isled to: County Admlnistralor, 312 Northwest 3rd Street
Room 206, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County wll nolt assume any responsibility
for mall being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time
and date will ext be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted In separate sealed envelopes marked State Housnir
Inllative Partnership (S.H.1,P) Program Agnew


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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 3, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 2008-DR-500
DIvision: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Miriam R. Harrop
Petitioner
and
John L Harrop
Respondent
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: John Lee Harrop
13006 N.E. Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on Mirram R.
Harrop, whose address is 13006 N.E.
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or be-
fore 9-11-2008, and ile the original
with the clerk of this Court at Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, Court Op-
erations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the petition.
Copies of the all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family La Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments' and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: August 11,2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Heather Thomas
287011 8/13,20,27;9/3/08



Public Hearing Notice
The Affordable Housing Advisory Com-
mittee of Okeechobee County has
scheduled a Public Hearing at Its next
regularsession for Tuesday, September
9,2008, at 3:00 p.m. in the Admlnistra-
tive Annex conference room, 456 High-
way 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
A person deciding to appeal any decision
made by the Committee with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Facilitator
'290104 ON 9/3/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000426
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR., et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR.,
Last known address: 4609 SE 27th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES E. MOLLENKOPF, JR.
Last known address: 45609 SE 27th St.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current residence unknown
4 tYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 31, BRINDABAN FOREST UNIT
FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO
INCLUDING A 1988 CYPR DOUBLE-
WIDE MH ID #HMLCY28040912954A &
HMLCY28040912954B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to It, on Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for PlantiUff,
whose address Is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE FL 33309 within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice
in the (Please publish in OKEECHOBEE
NEWS) and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court eitherbefore service
on Plaintiffs attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
ton to participate In this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice Impaired).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 26th day of August, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk
289853 ON 9/3,10/08


SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet In a workshop session at
5:00 p.m on Tuesday, September
9, 2008, to discuss budgetary is-
sues. The Final Millage/Budget
Hearing and regular School Board
meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m. The
workshop and School Board meet-
ing will be In Room 303, 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, and the
public is Invited to attend.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
287507 ON 9/3,5/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 08 000169 CA
PRESTON BASS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PRESTON BASS; SANDRA BASS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA BASS;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEDANT(S);
SEA COAST NATIONAL BANK F/K/A
FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY OF THE TREASURE
COAST; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, In the Circuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, described as:
THE EAST 1/2 OF TRACT 16, BLOCK
2, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
7428 NW 87th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., on
9/24/2008.
DATED THIS 25th day of Aug., 2008.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 25th day of Aug., 2008.


By: /S/ LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 935-9771 10DD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
289858 ON 9/3,10/08


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Storms

Continued From Plage I

"Fay was only a Tropical
Storm. Hanna is projected to
reach category two but it's not
coming directly through our
area," Mr. Faulkner said.
"Tropical Storm Ike, which
is still quite a distance out.
They are projecting it will go to
hurricane strength sometime


Relief

Continued From Page 1

be reimbursed for the spray-
ing.
Unlike many counties in
Florida, Okeechobee County
does not have a mosquito
control district which taxes
for mosquito control and has
equipment for spraying on a
routine basis.
Reimbursements can be
provided by FEMA to local
governments for mosquito
spraying provided there is evi-
dence of a higher level of dis-
ease transmitting mosquitoes


Street

Continued From Page 1

wanted to do was to provide a
place for the kids to go after the
football games," he said.
Turning to the code viola-
tion, William Acheson of S.E.
Eighth Avenue protested to
the city council that when his
neighbor across the street, Mi-
chael Muller, mows his lawn,
he blows grass across the street


by mid-day on Wednesday. By
Friday it should Ibe north andI
a little' bit Cast of PuetfO Rico.
By Sunday, it's projected to be
in the Bahamas, and its track
currently has it going through
Cuba, well south of us.
"We're also watching Tropi-
cal Storm Josephine, which is
in the Atlantic right now. It's
still more than a week away
from us," he said.
He said Okeechobee County
residents should stay prepared


following a disaster, the mos-
quitoes pose a threat to emer-
gency workers and verification
from medical facilities that the
increased number of mosqui-
toes has directly resulted in
secondary infections.
As of Tuesday morning,
Sept. 2 any further sprayings or
reimbursements were uncer-
tain.
In addition to the distress
caused to people, mosquitoes
are also taking their toll on live-
stock. Mr. Bonner said an ani-
mal issue cropped on Saturday
and Sunday which changes the
approach.
Pat Hogue of the Okeecho-
bee County Extension Service


unto Mr. Acheson's yard and
porch.
On Aug. 7 code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling sent
Mr. Muller a letter requesting
that he cut his yard in a clock-
wise rotation so that the grass
would blow into his own yard
and not into the street.
In an Aug. 11 reply Mr.
Muller complained of code
enforcement harassment and
threatened legal action. He said
he would continue to mow his
yard in the manner he always


as we are in the middle of a
busy hurricane season. ,
"If they need assistance in'
preparing, call us at the EOC
or go onto our web site (at
okeechobeeeoc.com) for Fam-
ily Emergency Preparedness in-
formation and packing lists for
emergency kits," he said.
The web site also has storm
tracking information.
Mr. Faulkner said current
reports indicate all of the flood
waters from Tropical Storm Fay


said that dairy cattle were feel-
ing the effects of the mosqui-
toes.
"They feel miserable," he
said, "and they can't get away
from the mosquitoes."
Mr. Hogue said that flies are
also starting to be a problem.
As to crops, Mr. Hogue said
that most crops had been har-
vested the week before Tropi-
cal Storm Fay hit or they had
not been planted yet.
He said that spraying agri-
cultural areas would be a "tre-
mendous help" to livestock.
While he has not heard of
such cases in the aftermath of
Tropical Storm Fay, Mr. Hogue
said there havd been cases


has. Mr. Muller said he blows
any grass that has gotten into
the street back into his yard. He
also requested a written copy
of the code he is accused of
violating.
What is the answer?" Mr.
Acheson asked the council af-
ter stating his complaint.
"I think the best thing for me
to do is to refer this to the attor-
ney," said the mayor.
City attorney John Cook
stated that there is an ordinance
that prohibits throwing trash or


SHARON ROBETSON, CLERK .G. & C Golf Results
c,rkofftheCutCourt OmG. & C.C. Golf Results


PI.G.S. League
KOA Aug. 18: First place
- Terry Mastelar. Second place
- Russ Papy. Last place Clyde
Price.
Closest to the pin: 2 & 5
- Kenny Curran, 7 & 11 Terry
Mastelar, 14 Ida Curtis, 17 -
Billy Crum.
Spring Lake Aug. 25:
First place Don Bennett. Sec-
ond place John Nicholson.


Last place Terry Mastelar.
Closest to the pin: Ken-
ny Curran, Terry Millette, Ter:
ry Mastelar, Bob Branstetter,
Cathie Cornwell.
Spring Lake Aug. 27:
First place -' Tommy Jewell.
Second place Terry Mastelar.
Last place Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Ran-
dy Ketcherside, Max Sherry,
Tommy Jewell, Kenny Cur-
ran, Don Carrico.


River Greens Aug. 29:
First place John Nicholson.
Second place Terry Millette.
Last place Don Bennett.
Closest to the pin: Ken-
ny Curran, Max Sherry, Vinnie
Malone (2).
O.G. & C. C. Aug. 29 -
Closest to the pin: 2 Russ
Adams, 8 Harry White, 11 -
Dave Bockoras.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Hardest working' cowboy
A rodeo clown protects a fallen cowboy by distracting the bulls at the Okeecho-
bee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo on Monday. The clown's barrel is used as
protection from the massive bull.




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have crested.
"However, we are about
to get more water as Hannah
comes through," he added. "It
could put the lake up over 15
feet. It all depends on where
that water falls and how fast it
falls."
He said they are having a
continual problem with driv-
ers ignoring or moving the bar-
ricading and "Unfortunately
a lot of citizens have chosen
to ignore the barricades and


of calves being smothered to
death by mosquitoes. He said
that usually older cattle can get
away.
Red Larson of Larson Dair-
ies, Inc., which owns several
thousand acres of dairy land
throughout the county, said the
mosquitoes were affecting his
cows, especially the younger
ones. The added- stress keeps
them for eating right and milk
production is down.
"We try to do some fog-
ging," Mr. Larson said.
His milking cows are kept
in barns with fans and misters
which help keep mosquitoes
away. Mr. Larson said it was
the cows in the pastures that


rubbish on city rights of way. It
was his opinion that it did not
include grass.
"I'm sure it is irritating, but
it is not in violation of our or-
dinance," stated Mr. Cook. He
further said that if someone put
trash in Mr. Acheson's yard, it
was a civil offense.
The council took no action
on the complaint.
In other news the council:
*reappointed John Koepke
to the Fire Fighter Pension
Trustee Board;


drive around them which is ex-
tremely dangerous," he said. If
the road was safe, we wouldn't
have the barricades up there.
We can't afford to have a depu-
ty there 24 hours a day.
"I appreciate the fact it is a
significant detour and that's
not fun at all, but it's even less
fun if we have to pull someone
and their car out of a collapsed
roadway," Mr. Faulkner said.


were suffering the most with
mosquitoes flying up out of the
wet grass.
He said the mosquitoes are
also affecting beef cattle. Nurs-
ing cows pestered by mosqui-
toes are not eating right and
cannot feed their calves prop-
erly, resulting in calves going to
market weighing less.
Another problem Mr. Larson
is facing as a result of recent tor-
rential rains is the condition of
his farm roads. Milk trucks and
feed trucks are having trouble
getting around on his property.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.
com.


*ratified the reappointment
of Brook Conway to the Fire
Fighter Pension Board of Trust-
ees; and
*ratified the reappointments
of Dennis Davis and Bettye Tay-
lor to the Police Pension Board
of Trustees.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.
com.


Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. Northeast
wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. North
northeast wind around 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. North wind around 15 mph,
with gusts as high as 20.mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. West northwest wind
between 10 and 15 mph.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. West southwest wind around
5 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South south-
west wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south
southeast around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms.. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around
5 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind around 5
mph.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. East wind between 5 and 10
mph.



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Labor Day Rodeo and Festival Round Up


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Awanas' mascot, Sparky, was featured on the float from First Baptist Church of Okeechobee.
Awanas is a Christian Bible study program for children and is open to all interested children.
For more information, contact the church.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News' mascot, Newshound, was decked out in a cowgirl outfit for the Labor Day
parade. When there was a problem with her horse, she caught a ride on the entry by Eagle
Bay Airboat Rides, which featured Baby Miss Firecracker Kimber Ferrell.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
One bronc tried to get into the arena before his turn during the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Ranch Rodeo on Saturday night at the Agri-Civic Center. The Ranch Rodeo showcased local
cowboys in events based on the actual skills needed by a working cowboy.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Bronc riding was just one of the exciting events featured at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
PRCA Rodeo on Sunday and Monday at the arena at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Rachel Muros, on her horse
Jake, presented the flag for
the National Anthem at the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Ranch Rodeo on Saturday
evening at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Bacon Bunch 4-H Club made and sold ice cream at the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo over the week-
end. Club member Todd Lanning made sure the ice was in
place in the ice cream churn.


Submitted photo/Cherish Pilgrim
Markee Rodeo Company Bronc Rider shows the crowd how it's done at the Ranch Rodeo at
the Agri-Civic Center on Aug. 30.


uKeecnooee iNews/ratrina tisKen
After the rodeo on Monday,
some of the smaller cow-
pokes decided to have a clos-
er look at the barrel used by
the rodeo clowns in the arena
at the Aqri-Civic Center.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Clayton Culligan won the Mutton Bustin' competition at the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo on Sunday. In
Mutton Bustin' the little cowboys and cowgirls attempt to ride
sheep.


Submitted photo/Cherish Pilgrim
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