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UKEECHOBEE


Vol. 99 No. 256 Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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


Briefs

Flu season: Don't
wait to vaccinate
The Okeechobee County
Health Department has an-
nounced today that the 2008-
2009 flu vaccine has arrived.
The County Health Department
will be offering vaccinations
though regular appointments
that can be scheduled by call-
ing 863-462-5794.
Flu season runs from Oc-
tober through March, often
peaking in February. Each year,
between 5 percent and 20 per-
cent of the U.S. population will
come down with the flu, lead-
ing to 36,000 flu-related deaths
and 200,000 flu-related hospi-
talizations. If more Americans
get their flu shots, the more
those numbers go down.
The cost of the vaccination
is $25.
There is no cost if you are
enrolled in Medicare Part "B".
Any Adult over the age of
18 is eligible for the immuniza-
tion. High-risk patients are en-
couraged to get there Flu shots
early to afford for the greatest
amount of protection.
For more information con-
tact the Okeechobee County
Health Department at 863-462-
5819.

Popcorn for sale
Local Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts will be at various busi-
nesses around town, starting
Sunday, Sept. 28 and will run
every weekend until Oct. 19,
doing their annual Popcorn
fundraiser.

Hospice of hosts
fundraiser
Hospice of Okeechobee
presents Boots and Pearls
"Gone Wild," a fundraiser so-
cial event. The event will be
held on Friday, Oct. 10, at
Okeechobee KOA. For more in-
formation, please contact Frank
Irby at 863-357-1639.


Drought Index

Current: 394
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

15.06 feet
Last Year: 9.63 feet
Sponsored By-

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

Index
Classifieds..................... 13,14,15
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword........................... 15
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion.................................. 4
Speak Out........................ ..... 4
Sports............................. 11, 12
W eather.................................. 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Helton challenges Posey


District 5
commission race
on Nov. 4 ballot
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is only one county
commission seat to be contested
in the upcoming election. In the
Nov. 4 general election incum-
bent Democrat county commis-
sioner Elvie Posey will be de-
fending his district 5 seat against


challenger Republican Margaret
Garrard Helton.
Mr. Posey
said he was run-
ning for re-elec-
tion because he
wanted to see
through some
projects he had
started such as
economic de-
velopment. Margaret
"I am pas- Garrard
sionate about Helton
this job, I take it seriously," he


said.
Mr. Posey.said he believes his
38 years in the dairy business
help him understand the funding
responsibilities and budget pro-
cess necessary to be a county
commissioner. Over the last four
years he has earned advanced
certification to further his educa-
tion on how county government
operates.
He does not believe commis-
sioners should be involved in any
way whatsoever in the operation
of county departments.


He sees the current econom-
ic slump as the
biggest prob-
lem facing the
county.
"We've got
to do some-
thing to boost
the economy,"
the commis-
sioner said. If
re-elected Mr. Elvie Posey
Posey pledges
to push for eco-
nomic development using public


and private involvement.
In light of decreased revenues
Mr. Posey does not think the
county will be able to increase
the level of service to its citizens,
especially by raising taxes.
"It's not going to be done by
raising taxes."
He said he thinks that in the
present economic situation it
will be possible only to maintain
the current level of services with-
out tax increases.
See Candidates Page 2


OHS JROTC


program



continues


Maldonado resigns;
Saucier still on
unpaid leave

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With all of the issues with
personnel in the Junior Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps
(JROTC) program at Okeecho-
bee High School with the re-
cent arrests, administration
continues to try to bring back
normalcy in the school and the
JROTC classroom itself at OHS.


On Friday, Sept. 12, Jose
Maldonado was arrested on six
criminal charges dealing with
sexual misconduct. Later on
Wednesday, Sept. 17, Lawrence
Saucier was charged with fail-
ure to report a child abuse al-
legation.
According to Ken Kenwor-
thy, Assistant Superintendent
of Schools, "Jose Maldonado
resigned from the district on
Monday, Sept. 22. Lawrence
Saucier is on unpaid leave."
Mr. Kenworthy explained
that both the principal and
See JROTC- Page 2


Man accused


of shooting


girlfriend
By Charles M. Murphy On April 15, 2006, she testi-
Okeechobee News fled that the couple went to the


Precious Epps recalled the
night she was shot and pistol
whipped as the Franklin Brown
attempted murder trial began
Tuesday in Okeechobee Circuit
Court.
Miss Epps told jurors that she
and Brown had a long term re-
lationship and that they shared
a child. She said the couple had
not lived together for extended
periods.


Economy Inn in Okeechobee.
Afterward, Mr. Brown and Epps
went out to Platt's Bluff where
he was to meet someone to
collect a debt.
Miss Epps stated Brown
called the man, only known as
'Mike', to collect the debt, but
was told to wait at a remote
area of Platt's Bluff. The man
apparently never showed up to
See Murder Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There's good news for
Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity (OUA) employees and resi-
dents of Kings' Bay. Employees
of OUA will be getting a raise
of up to 6 percent. Thanks to
the efforts of Mary Jurs of the
King's Bay Homeowners As-
sociation, that group will be
paying a lower monthly main-
tenance fee to OUA than was
originally proposed.
In a rather lengthy meeting
on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the OUA
Board of Directors adopted a
budget with total expenditures
of $37,988,21. This budget is
based on existing customer de-


mands plus the projected num-
ber of new customers in the
next year and the rate increase
implemented Aug. 1, of this
year. On Aug. 1, water rates in-
creased eight percent and sew-
er rates increased 15 percent.
The budget contains three new
positions and a salary increase
of up to six percent.
"This is a realistic budget,"
said Basil Coule, OUA finance
director.
"This is the best prepared
budget I have seen" stated
board member Elder Sumner.
After some discussion,
board members decided not to
use a cost of living adjustment
(COLA) in computing salary in-


creases. They looked at several
sources which gave COLA fig-
ures ranging from 2.39 percent
to 9.45 percent.
"I would prefer to see us get-
ting away from COLA and go-
ing to all merit," was the opin-
ion of Frank Irby. He suggested
that some skilled positions that
are hard to fill might be paid at
a higher rate.
Carl Leonard thought the su-
pervisor should have discretion
as to the amount of a raise.
It was noted that COLA is lot
easier to administer than a mer-
it increase and a merit increase
would place more responsibil-
See Raise Page 2


Treasure Island Baptist


welcomes new pastor


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Treasure Island Baptist
Church's new pastor Rev. Brad
Spencer comes to Okeechobee
by way of Bolivia. He is certain-
ly an interesting person with a
background in newspaper re-
porting and construction work.
"I always loved writing,"
Rev. Spencer said. He worked
for a weekly newspaper in
Clarksdale, Miss. He liked the
opportunity a weekly newspa-
per provided to do a variety of
jobs including sports reporting,


photography and page layout.
After a time his boss took a job
at a daily newspaper in another
part of the state. After he was
established in the new job, the
boss sent for his former em-
ployee to be a news editor.
However the Lord had other
plans for Rev. Spencer. He had
previously promised his father
that if his father went into the
construction business he would
help him. It was about a year
and a half into his newspaper
career and right after he went
to the job at the daily newspa-


per that his father called.
"Son, I really need you to
come work for me."
So, Rev. Spencer honored
his promise to his father and
moved back home to work
in his father's construction
business. It was while he was
working for his father that he
was called into the ministry.
Rev. Spencer began his minis-
try as a part-time youth pastor
in Clarksdale.
Rev. Spencer, who had pre-
viously attended Penn State
See Pastor Page 10


Ukeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Rev. Brad Spencer recently became pastor of Treasure Island
Baptist Church. Before coming to Treasure Island, the former
newspaper reporter and construction worker was a missionary
in Bolivia.


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OCRA: Something to cheer about


Submitted photo
Cheerleading season has started with a big bang serving 100 cheerleaders! Okeecho-
bee County Recreation Association football/cheerleading season started in September
and runs through November. Teresa Chandler (left) started as a coach in 2005 and has
served as cheerleading coordinator for the past three years. Teresa and assistant, Amy
Smith (right), coordinate teams, coaches and order uniforms for the entire association.
For more information on O.C.R.A., please contact Teresa Chandler at 863-697-6819. Al-
lison Chandler (center) is a coach this year.



OUA employees to see


up to 6% pay increases


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t way to provide improved services
Candidates to Viking. However, he said he
would like to give the best law
Continued From Page 1 enforcement and fire protection
available under the circumstanc-
In order to attract new industry es. He sees no way to pave the
to the county Mr. Posey believes it network of roads in the area.
is necessary to make the county The retired dairy farmer be-
attractive. longs to Peace Lutheran Church
"We have to demonstrate we and the Kiwanis Club and his wife
have a work force," he asserted. is a first grade teacher at North El-
He also said the county must be ernentary School.
wiling to make concessions like "I want to see Okeechobee
giving tax incentives and must move in a new direction, we have
provide industrial property. had no economic growth," was
Mr. Posey said that nickel tax the reason Mrs. Helton gave for
on gasoline was designed to sup- running for the county commis-
plement the transportation im- sion. "I think I can make a differ-
pact fee. However thereturns for ence."
that tax has been disappointing. As a qualification for being a
"Concurrency is absolutely good commissioner, she states
necessary," Mr. Posey stated. I that she has been financially re-
will continue to demand it from\sponsible in the operation of a
everybody." small business for 28 years.
He thinks developers should If elected, she pledges to be a
pay their fair share. workiiqg county commissioner.
"We can't afford to let devel- While Admitting she has no politi-
opers do something that we will cal experience, Mrs. Helton said
have to correct 10 years down the she has learned a lot from going
road," he said. to commission meetings lately
At this time Mr. Posey sees no and is ready to take a seat on the


JROTC
Continued From Page 1

himself have contacted the U.S.
Army and they have pledged their
full support. The U.S. Army will
not be sending anyone to cover
the program, he explained. The
process simply does not work
that way.
Following protocol, when the
District is ready to advertise the
positionss, the Army will post the
advertisement on their Web site.


Murder
Continued From Page 1

pay off the debt.
Miss Epps said Brown told her
he would pay her $200 to help her
pay for school clothes for their
daughter. He would pay her from
the money he had loaned 'Mike'.
Miss Epps said she convinced
Mr. Brown to drive her home be-
cause it was late at night, but on
the way to town, she was struck
in the neck by the gun and then
shot in the back of the head. She
also testified that Brown fired a
shot into the air outside the car.
After the shooting, Brown
asked her to tell authorities that
_ a Mexican had shot her, she testi-
fied. Brown also said it was an
accident, she told jurors.
"He wanted me to touch the


Raise
Continued From Page 1

ity on supervisors.
The board's final decision was
to award all employees a two per-
cent one time bonus. In addition
to that supervisors would have
the option of awarding individual
employees up to a 4 percent in-
crease in base pay, depending
on a person's evaluations. Also
employees will be paid every two
weeks instead of every week.
The agreement OUA has with
the King's Bay Homeowners As-
sociation calls for the monthly
maintenance fee for the sewer
system to be adjusted annually
based on actual costs. The King's
Bay sewer system, installed by the
developer, has tanks which must
be pumped out at regular inter-
vals. Maintenance of this unique
system is covered under the
monthly maintenance fee which
other OUA customers do not have
to pay. The current fee is $6.56 a
month. The utility presented cost
figures to justify a $1.49 increase
to $8.05 a month.
"First of all I want to make
it very, very clear Kings' Bay is
pleased with the working relation-
ship with OUA," stated Ms. Jurs.
She noted that in some recent
years the annual fee was actually
decreased. She stated that Kings'
Bay residents were paying this
fee on top of the same eight and
15 percent water and sewer rate
increases everyone else was pay-
ing. "That is a lot of extra money,"
Ms. Jurs said. We are looking for
directions and stabilization. It
seems like the system is costing
more and more to maintain. We
are looking for some way to sta-
bilize costs."
"The only thing we can do
now is lower some of the fees,"
was the reply of John Hayford,
OUA executive director.
After some discussion, the
board decided to remove the cler-
ical fee from the list of itemized
costs that formed the basis for the
monthly maintenance fee. That
brought the fee down to $7.58 a
month.
Turning to other business, Clin-
ton Everett addressed the board
concerning capital connection
charges for his property on S.W.
10th Street. The water meter on
the property had been removed
in 2002. Mr. Everett bought the
property as an investment in
2004. Current policy states that


Potential applicants who meet
the certification requirement and
are selected based on their appli-
cations will be interviewed by the
principal. Once the principal, Toni
Wiersma, has made her hiring de-
cision, the applicant's name will
be submitted to the Army for fi-
nal approval. Anyone who has
an interest in JROTC should go
to www.usarmyjrotc.com and
search for CCR 145-2. This docu-
ment contains regulations for a
JROTC program.
This due process takes time in
a legal situation. The district cur-


gun so it would indicate a strug-
gle. I wasn't going to touch that
gun," she told jurors.
A .22 caliber revolver was re-
portedly used in the incident, au-
thorities said.
After driving back to Platt's
Bluff, Miss Epps convinced Brown
to throw away the gun. She then
drove herself to Raulerson Hospi-
tal where she was treated for the
gunshot wound. Later Miss Epps
was transferred to St. Mary's Re-
gional Medical Center in West
Palm Beach.
"When we got to the emergen-
cy room he ran in and told them I
was shot by a Mexican," she said.
"After that he was crying, he said
he was sorry and that lie loved
me. I just looked at him."
Miss Epps said the bullet went
through her skull, behind her left
eye and nose, and went out the
roof of her mouth, deflecting off


if a meter has been removed for
more than three years, capital
connection charges and inspec-
tion charges must be paid again.
Mr. Everett stated that he was un-
aware of that policy. He said that
if he had known of the policy he
would have had the utilities re-
connected when he bought the
property instead of waiting until
later.
Mr. Everett called the capital
connection charges "a back-
breaker." He noted that this was
not a new dwelling, it is already
hooked to the sewer and just
needs a water meter. He stated
that capital connections fees are
to pay for expansion of the sys-
tem. He said that in his case., the
expansion had already been paid
for. He noted that Florida Power
and Light only charged $15 to re-
store electricity.
"I need to hear a legal reason
to deviate from policy," was the
opinion of board attorney Tom
Conley.
"If a capital connection charge
has been paid at one time why
should we collect it again?" asked
Mr. Sumner. "We need to look at
policy,"
"It seems disproportionately
high" was the opinion of Devini
Maxwell.
At the suggestion of Mr. Con-
ley, Mr. Everett withdrew his re-
quest in order to allow the board
to examine this particular policy.
Several OUA customers had


board.
"1I will be a hands-on coln-
missioner," she said. "1I will find a
solution to your problems. What I
do not understand I will research
before I make a decision. I will
have an open door policy."
She said that if someone
comes to her with a problem she
would direct them to the proper
staff members.
"I do not think I should be in-
volved in running their business,"
she said of staff members and de-
partment heads. She would rely
heavily on the county administra-
tor and department heads.
Mrs. Helton sees economic
growth as the biggest problem
facing the county.
"We have never had a growth
management plan," she asserted.
She wants to bring in higher pay-
ing jobs to keep our young people
in Okeechobee. She thinks good
code enforcement is necessary to
attract business and believes the
current code enforcement staff
is undermanned. Mrs. Helton
would like to see code enforce-
ment done systematically subdivi-


rently has a substitute covering
the class that is a former teacher,
dean, and military. The substitute
has all of the educational mate-
rials issued by the Army for the
JROTC curriculum.
Mr. Kenworthy stated, "we are
fully confident in his ability to pro-
vide good instruction while we
make final decisions regarding
personnel."
Several parents and JROTC
students voiced concerns about
a competition held on Saturday,
Sept. 20. Due to the lack of per-
sonnel, the Okeechobee High


some teeth.
Miss Epps noted she did not
undergo surgery. She said she has
some long term medical prob-
lems with her left eye and with
her arms.
On cross examination, Miss
Epps said she had no cross words
or argument with Brown that
night. She said the couple had
some minor arguments in the past
but nothing that was serious.
She told defense attorney John
Cook that she fought for her life
and tried to leave the vehicle af-
ter she was shot. She said Brown
was driving 70 miles per hour and
prevented her from getting out.
He then swerved the vehicle,
made a u-turn and drove back to
Platt's Bluff, she said.
Her left toe was injured when it
made contact with the pavement
while she was trying to open the
door and get out of the vehicle,


requested adjustment of their bills
due to water loss they attributed
to Tropical Storm Fay. The board
took no action on these requests.
In other action the board:
Approved the finance report
for the period ending Aug. 31;
Ratified emergency expendi-
ture of $8,094 for fill dirt around a
broken sewer line which will be
reimbursed from the contractor
at fault;
Approved a progress pay-
ment in the amount of $800,728.75
to Youngquist Brothers, Inc. of
Fort Myers for work completed at
the wastewater treatment plant;
Approved a progress pay-
ment of $91,263.22 to Derrico
Construction Corp., of Melbourne
for work completed on lift station
and gravity sewer rehabilitation;
Approved a reduction in re-
tainage for Wharton-Smith, Inc.
of Palm City for the wastewater
treatment plant expansion con-
tract;
Approved progress payments
in the amount of $1,602,717.62 to
Wharton-Smith for work com-
pleted on the wastewater treat-
ment plant project;
Approved expenditure of
$6,000 to Rangeline Tapping Ser-
vices of Royal Palm Beach for in-
stallation of line stops; .
Approved expenditure of
$9,094 to Close Construction Co.
for'epair on the OUA administra-
tion building;
"Approved change order


sion by subdivision.
She thinks that to attract new
businesses we need to clean up
our community and offer tax in-
centives.
Mrs. Helton is in favor of im-
pact fees and concurrency.
"We can't grow faster than our
infrastructure," she said.
While she has no solution to
the current budget crisis, she is
willing to work with the other
commissioners.
"Five of us will have to work
together in an effort to figure out
our problems."
Mrs. Helton sees no answer
to the many problems in Viking.
However, she believes that as that
area grows, the county will have
to provide better services.
Mrs. Helton has served on the
board of directors of the Chamber
of Commerce and is a member of
Okeechobee Main Street and First
Baptist Church.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


School JROTC students were
unable to attend this event. Mr.
Kenworthy explained that Mrs.
Wiersma called the event orga-
nizer last week and was told that
the event was more recreational
as opposed to a competition.
The event chairperson said in no
way will this jeopardize the OHS
students' participation in future
competitions.
"It is our intention to fully sup-
port and continue the JROTC pro-
gram," stated Mr. Kenworthy on
behalf of the district.


she explained.
Miss Epps said she allowed
her daughter to write letters and
visit her father while he was in
jail. She also admitted she accept-
ed phone calls from Brown at a
friends home while he was in jail.
She also took her daughter to visit
her paternal grandmother while
Brown awaited trial.
Crime scene technician Jac-
queline Moore told jurors that she
took photographs of the vehicle
and of Brown on the night of the
shooting. She also took photo-
graphs of Miss Epps.
Brown had blood all over his
t-shirt and what appeared to be
a small amount of blood on his
nose. She described this as a high
velocity blood splatter.
"It shows that he was in close
proximity to someone who had
been shot or possibly had been
stabbed," she said.


number 1 adding an additional
five days to the contract time of
Derrico Construction because of
time lost due to Tropical Storm
Fay;
Approved change order
number two to Wharton-Smith
adding 47 days to their contract
time;
Discussed several changes
to the employees manual;
Approved an employee in-
surance plan;
Adopted a resolution ratify-
ing preparation and submission
of the non-ad valorem assess-
ment roll for fiscal year 2008-09
to the Okeechobee County Tax
Collector.
Approved an estimated ex-
penditure of $18,919 to replace
1,250 linear feet of six inch water
main;
Passed a resolution that is
required by law dealing with loan
payments by way of bond pro-
ceeds.
Approved a contract with
ADP Resource to provide addi-
tional human resources services
for an additional cost of $14,511;
and
Approved payment of
$13,583.88 to D. A. Davidson &
Co. for financial services provided
between Oct. 1, 2007 and June
30, 2008.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.cornm.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3



Commissioners to discuss fee calculations


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
From the looks of the agen-
da, Thursday's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners should be pretty routine.
Dough Etchison appears twice
- on the agenda. At the beginning
of the meeting', he will be protest-
ing the way permit fees are calcu-
lated. He feels that he has been
overcharged for permits on two


Pursuant to Governor Charlie
Crist's requests for federal in-
dividual assistance, the Agency
for Workforce Innovation has
worked closely with the U.S. De-
partment of Labor (USDOL) to
receive Disaster Unemployment
Assistance (DUA) to help the
people of Florida recover from
Tropical Storm Fay.
Disaster Unemployment As-
sistance helps individuals who
have become unemployed as a
direct result of a declared disas-
ter and who do not qualify for
regular unemployment benefits.
Effective immediately, the
federal government has ap-
proved DUA for nine counties, in
addition to the 10 previously ap-
proved. Floridians in the follow-
ing 19 counties are now eligible
to receive more than $7.7 million
in DUA: Baker, Brevard, Collier,
Duval, Glades, Hendry, Jeffer-
son, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion,
Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange,
Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia
and Wakulla. Funding may be
requested for additional counties
as further damage assessments
are made.
"We remain diligent in our
ongoing efforts to ensure citizens
in every area of our state affected
by Tropical Storm Fay receive the
aid necessary to recover," said
Monesia T. Brown, Director of
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation. "Disaster Unemployment
Assistance funds will continue to
provide vital support for Florid-
ians in 19 counties whose lives
and livelihoods have been ad-
versely affected by this storm."
Many workers .will be eligible
for the state's regular unemploy-


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A 69-year old Okeechobee
man was charged with assault
on a code inspector after he al-
legedly made threats against the
county employee at a recent code
enforcement magistrate hearing,
Okeechobee County Sheriff Dep-
uties said.
Lawrence E. Elwell, of N.E.
17th Terrace in Fort Drum, appar-
ently became angry with the code


buildings built on U. S. 441 S.E. John Cassels determined that the
Towards the end of the agenda county is not the lienholder on
commissioners a FEMA trailer
will be consider- What: Bimonthly meeting of the distributed
ing his request to Okeechobee County Board of by R.O.A.D.
be on the Oct. 9 County Commissioners (Recovering
agenda to discuss When: 9a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 Okeechobee
the abandonment After Disaster)
of S.E. 39th Ter- Where: Health DepartmentAudito- after the hur-
race. rium, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. ricanes. His
As the result of opinion is that
a question that came up at a pre- R,O.A.D is the lienholder and that
vious meeting, county attorney it would be up to R.O.A.D. to dis-


ment compensation program;
those who are not may be eligi-
ble for DUA. The DUA program
also covers self-employed indi-
viduals, owners and workers of
farms and ranches, as well as
fishers and others who are not
normally covered by state unem-
ployment compensation.

Who Can Apply?
Individuals who:
Have exhausted entitlement
to state unemployment compen-
sation; and
Have been working or re-
siding in a county for which the
disaster has been officially de-
clared; and either:
e Become unemployed as a
direct result of a declared disas-
ter; or
Are unable to reach their
place of employment as a direct
result of the disaster; or
Were scheduled to begin
work and do not have a job or
are unable to reach the job as a
direct result of the disaster; or
Have become the major
support for a household because
the head of the household has
died as a direct result of the di-
saster; or
SCannot work because of
an injury caused directly by the
disaster.

How To Apply
Individuals may:
File online: http://www.
floridajobs.org or http://www.
fluidnow.com
File by telephone at 800-204-
2418, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
Obtain information about ap-


officer on Sept. 16, after a hearing
in front of the Code Enforcement
Magistrate.
An arrest affadavit from Dep-
uty John Koepke said Mr. Elwell
made threats to the magistrate
about Code Inspector Beth Albert
for coming onto his property and
taking pictures.
The report quoted Elwell as
stating the next time the only way
the county could identify her was
with dental records.
The report stated that Elwell


plying for DUA at any Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) in the
state.] Follow this link for loca-
tions of Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters.
Information required when
filing:
Social Security number
(SSN)
Alien registration number
and expiration date (if a non-U.S.
citizen)
Name and address of most
recent employers)
Name and address of em-
ployer and date work was to be-
gin (for those scheduled to begin
work but could not, due to the
disaster)
If self-employed, you must
have proof of self-employment,
to include:
1. State or federal tax returns
2. Financial statements
3. Bank records of accounts
or 1099 Forms
4. Documentation necessary
to support a claim may be faxed
to 850-921-3938 after filing (ap-
plicant's SSN should appear on
all documents)
Deadline to apply is Sept. 29.
DUA benefits are available
to unemployed individuals for
up to 26 weeks from the date of
the disaster declaration. The 26-
week assistance period for Tropi-
cal Storm Fay ends February 21,
2009.
National Emergency Grant
- The Agency also recently an-
nounced receipt of a National
Emergency Grant, providing up
to $20 million to help create jobs
and provide local humanitarian
assistance in the wake of Tropi-
cal Storm Fay.


said Albert could be shot and that
he had two pit bull dogs oh the
property.
Deputy Koepke learned that
Mrs. Albert had previous incidents
in the past with Elwell when her
safety was threatened. He noted
Mrs. Albert wished to pursue
criminal charges for the incident.
Deputies who served the arrest
warrant on Elwell said a struggle
ensued and that the suspect had
to be pepper sprayed.


pose of it.
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
*schedule public hearings to
consider adoption of a landscape
ordinance;
*award a contact for disposal
of hazardous household materi-
als;
*consider policies, proce-
dures and rate schedules for C.
Scott Driver Park and Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina;
*award a contract for asbes-


tos removal at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse;
award a contract for the re-
alignment of the intersection of U.
S. 98 and N. W. 16th Boulevard;
execute an agreement with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission relating to the
new Nubbin Slough boat ramp;
consider issuing credit cards
to the county administrator and
deputy administrators;
*authorize a request for pro-
posal for surveying services in the


area of S.W. 8th Street;
*authorize an engineering
study relative to land application
of biosolids and setbacks reason-
ably necessary for the protection
of the public;
. *reschedule or cancel the Nov.
20 meeting; and
*comment on the acquisition
of Tiger Cattle Company by the
state.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Arrest Report


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stolen property. Bond was set at
$25,000.
0 Linda S. Cannon, 51, of
Southeast 29th Court, was arrest-
ed Sept. 21 and charged with tam-
pering with a witness. Bond was
set at $1,500. OCSO Deputy Dale
Hardy was the arresting officer.
Claudia Jumper Olivarez,
40, of Harney Pond Road, was ar-
rested Sept. 21 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. OCSO Deputy R. Marre-
ro was the arresting officer. Bond
was set at $1,000.
Christopher James Poole, 25,
of Northeast Seventh Street, was
arrested Sept. 20 and charged
with aggravated assault. OCSO
Deputy Hurst was the arresting of-


ficer. He was released on his own
recognizance.
STerry Franklin Bast, 52, was
arrested Sept. 19 and charged
with felony battery. OCSO Cpl.
Aric Majere was the arresting of-
ficer. Bond was set at $5,000.
Harry Dennis Jr., 20, was
arrested Sept. 22 and charged
, with possession of a destructive
device. Bond was set at $10,000.
OCSO Deputy McKinly was the ar-
resting officer.
John Ashford Hair, 24, of
State Road 70, was arrested Sept.
22 and charged with battery by
strangulation. Bond was set at
$2,500. OSCO Deputy McKinly
was the arresting officer.


The following individuals
were arrested by the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police (OCP) or the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP) on felony orDUI
charges. This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.
Melissa Sue Carnley, 21, of
Southeast 68th Avenue, was ar-
rested Sept. 21 by OCP Officer S.
Morgan and charged with pos-
session of schedule 2 controlled
substance (2 counts), posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
introduction of contraband into a
detention facility. Bond was set at
$6,000.
Dale Michael Gorney, 23, of
Northeast Second Street, was ar-
rested Sept. 2' and charge with
driving with a license suspended -
third offense or subsequent. Bond
was set at $2,500. OCP Officer S.
Morgan was the arresting officer.
Walter David Saunders, 26,
of Northeast 101st Avenue, was
arrested Sept. 20 and charged
with dealing in stolen property
and grand theft. OCSO Deputy
Paul Jackson was the arresting of-
ficer. Bond was set at $10,500.
Robert Matthew Simmons,
33, of Southwest 11th Avenue
was arrested Sept. 20 and charged
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An 18-year-old faces felony
battery charges and a 17-year-fac-
es old misdemeanor criminal mis-
chief charges after a reported fight
at a residence on Northwest 36th
Street last Thursday, Okeechobee
County Sheriff Deputies said.
Fernando Herrera 18, of N.W.
39th Circle, is accused of injuring
an 17-year-old Hispanic male af-
ter a disagreement at a local con-


venience store.
Corporal Chris Hans' report
said that the victim was covered
in blood and was treated at the
scene by Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue and then transported
to Raulerson Hospital. He suf-
fered a nearly 3 inch laceration to
the back of his head.
The victim stated he ex-
changed hostile words with the
'other teen at the convenience
store nearby. He alleged that
his attacker followed him to his


residence, armed himself with a
crowbar and struck him.
The suspect stated it was the
victim who was the aggressor. He
noted the victim spit in his face at
the convenience store.
Mr. Herrera reported that the
juvenile threw several rocks at his
vehicle. Damage to the vehicle
was estimated at $500.
Mr. Herrera was heldon $2,500
bond and the 17-year old was
held on $500 bond immediately
following their arrest.


Two held on armed burglary charges


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Deputies solved
a burglary in Okeechobee Little
Farms Friday after,a foot chase
with two suspects in a wooded
area and the discovery of 11 sto-
len firearms, Detective Rick Dur-
fee said Monday.
Brock Sherrill, 19, and Alecia
Gilman, 18, were charged with
armed burglary of a residence,
and grand theft of a firearm. Sher-
rill was also charged with resist-


ing arrest without violence.
The arrest report stated Depu-
ties were investigating the bur-
glary when Deputy Joey Hall no-
ticed a male subject walking in
the woods near the home. When
he called out to the man, he took
off running into the woods.
Deputies surrounded the area
and were able to secure two sus-
pects at gunpoint.
Detective Durfee said the sus-
pects used a knife to pry open the
back door of the residence, and


stole a DVD player, an amplifier,
some ammunition, and 12 fire-
arms.
Some of the guns were hid-
den under a home near the crime
scene. The case is still under in-
vestigation.
Detective Durfee noted Sher-
rill is on probation for numerous
burglaries and has only been out
of state prison since last March
19th.
Deputies recovered 11 of the
firearms as of press time.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
ZONING: I don't understand how they can give a property agri-
culture classification and let someone pay less tax on it even though
the property is zoned commercial. The county's Land Use Regula-
tions state that you can't have an agricultural operation in areas that
are not zoned agriculture. It seems like one branch of the county
is rewarding people for breaking the rules set by another branch. I
don't blame the property owners for taking advantage of the loop-
hole. But why does the county allow this to happen in the first place?
From the way they seem to be applying the rules, anyone who fences
a few acres and sticks a cow on it qualifies. How can they turn down
anyone else if they approved it for property that didn't even have
cows on it for eight months of the year? They could at least require
that it be in agricultural use for one year before the person applies
for the classification.
HOW MANY?: What difference does it make how many colleges
Governor Palin attended to receive her degree? I attended four differ-
ent colleges before I received my degree in Business Management.
Does that make me something less that a good person, am I now
disqualified to hold a government office?
IS HE EXPERIENCED: The argument that Obama lacks suffi-
cient experience for the presidential position is weak. The man he
would replace had decades of political experience when he was
sworn in. But look at the mess we're in now. Consider that. I believe
that Barack is savvy enough to surround himself with others of great
experience and wisdom (such as his vice presidential choice) who
will bring facts, insights, and knowledgeable opinions to the table.
And I believe that this man has the intellect, values, and vision for
America to make clear-headed decisions from there.
BARACK'S BROTHER: I don't understand how anyone can think
that Obama cares about the average person. He has a half brother
who he professes to care about in his book. This brother lives in
squalor in a slum in Kenya. Obama doesn't do anything to make his
brother's life better.. If Obama doesn't truly care how his brother,
who he professes to love, is living and getting by then what on Earth
makes you think he care? about any of us? Editor's note: According
to published news accounts, Mr. Obama's brother lives in a small
rural town in Kenya, but does not live in "squalor." Malik Obama
runs an electronics shop, and also works as a consultant in Wash-
ington D.C. for a few months each year.
FOUR SEASONS: Who says Florida doesn't have 4 seasons.. 1st.
Almost Summer starts right after the Speckled Perch Festival; 2nd,
Summer is like Memorial Day till School starts; 3rd, Late Summer is
like after school starts till Halloween or early November; 4th, is called
Tourist Season.
FLAG: I thought I'd seen it all, but, no. This morning I saw a guy
walk by with knee length baggy shorts on, made out of a semblance
of US flag material. The blue with the stars on were on the right butt
cheek. If this ain't the height or depth of disrespect, I don't know
what is.
BIRTHDAY: Eva Mae Williams sounds like someone we need to
seek advice from on how to survive living through an economic de-
pression! Happy birthday, Eva Mae!-
SPOILED: When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
with their tedious diatribe about how hard things were when they
were growing up, walking 25 miles to school every morning, uphill,
barefoot, both ways ... And I remember promising myself that when
I grew up, there is no way in the world that when I grew up that I
was going to lay a bunch of stuff like that on kids about how hard I
Shad it and how easy they've got it. But now that I am over the ripe
old age of 30, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of
today. You've got it so easy. I mean compared to my childhood, you
live in a utopia. You kids today don't know how good you've got it.
When I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know
something we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the
card catalog. There was no email. We had to actually write some-
body.a letter with a pen. Then you had to walk all the way across the
street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get
there. There were no MP2s or Napsters. If you wanted to steal mu-
sic, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself.
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and then
the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up. We
didn't have fancy stuff like call waiting. If you were on the phone
and someone else called they got a busy signal. And we didn't have
fancy caller ID. When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was.
It could be school, your mom, your boss, a collections agent, you
didn't know. You had to pick it up and take your chances. We didn't'
have any fancy Sony Playstation video games and high resolution 3-D
graphics. We had the Atari with games like Space Invaders. Your guy
was a little square. You actually had to use your imagination. And
you could never win because the game just kept getting harder and
harder. Just like life. You had to use a little book called a TV guide to
find out what was on. You had to get up and walk over to the TV to
change the channel. There was no Cartoon Network. You could only
get cartoons on Saturday morning.
POLITICS: I wish the Democrats and the Republications would
stop all the negative campaign attacks and talk about the issues that
matter. What are they going to do to about the economy? What are
they going to do about the immigration problems? What are they
going to do about the war? What are they going to do about the
health care crisis? I don't pare whose kids or father or husband or ex-
girlfriend did what. I want them to concentrate on the real issues.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE: With the hotly contested presidential
campaign under way, now is the time to talk about reforming the
way we elect a president. The Electoral College was set up in a time
when there was no television, no telephones, no internet. The states
elected representatives to go the nation's capital and choose a presi-
dent on their behalf. Because this outdated system was never re-
placed, it is now possible for a candidate to win without 50 percent
of the vote. Bill Clinton is an example of this. With them in the race,
he had the most votes but had less than 50 percent of the votes cast.
If they had gone to a runoff between the top two, the results might
have been different. It is also possible with our current system for
one person to get the most votes and the other still win. This has
happened and could happen again. We need to reform our voting
system to a straight popular vote and then if no one gets 50 percent.
plus one vote, then have a runoff between the top two.
TAXES: In an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America,"
Biden said wealthier taxpayers would indeed pay more under the
proposals of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Un-
der his plan, people earning more than $250,000 a year would pay
more in taxes while those earning less the vast majority of Ameri-
can taxpayers would receive a tax cut. "We want to take money
and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Biden said. Of
those who would pay more, he said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time
to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out
of the rut." So, it is pretty clear that his whole scheme is a socialistic
ploy to redistribute wealth. I am not really sure where Biden thinks
that the Constitution says that the government has the right to steal
from the rich and create a lazy group of voters who will keep you in


power.
RELIGION: Separation of church and state, and the freedom to
practice, (or not to) any religion you wish makes us the most pro-
gressive nation in the world. Because some Muslims are at odds
with us, some believe all of the Muslim religion to be bad, when
most of them live more pure lives than you do. Don't fuel their Jihad
with your hate. Keep religion where it belongs in your church of
choice. Not in government, or politics.
COMMUNITY NEWS: I see news from some of the churches in
the paper. How do I get news from my church in the newspaper? Ed-
itor's note: We welcome news from all community churches. Email
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Letters to the Editor


Hospice care
appreciated
This week our family was
privileged to experience the mys-
tery of all mysteries the quiet
passing of our precious "Nanny"
- Margaret Jones Eltzroth. We say
privileged because Nanny died of
a rare thing these days, 'old age.'
Her death was a quiet, beautiful
thing with her family in the room
with her, laughing and singing
some of her favorite songs, help-
ing her transcend into the next
life.
We were able to do this be-
cause through a pure stroke of
fate, Nanny got to spend the
last part of her life at Hospice of
Okeechobee. Since none of us
had ever experienced death and
we didn't know what to expect,
we had to rely solely on the staff
at Hospice to help us through this
time of loss and they certainly did
help us.
In a loving, gentle way, these


people walked us through ev-
ery step explaining every stage
as it occurred, sometimes prior
to it occurring, always patient
and caring. During this time they
were dealing with us as though
we were the only family and our
mother was their only patient
with a selflessness no one knows
about and for absolutely no rec-
ognition.
The people at Hospice work
over and above what we ex-
pected and we can never say
"Thank you" enough. We hope
this will let the staff at Hospice
.of Okeechobee know how much
we love and appreciate them.
Just so you know, Hospice
of Okeechobee is a comfort and
kindness in a place filled with love
and understanding. It takes a very
special kind of person to do the
work they do. Again, I would like
to say thank you to Hospice of
Okeechobee.
Ruth J. Wilson


Imperfect tomatoes


still full of nutrients


The Dinner
Diva


by
Leanne
SEly


Oh woe is me. My tomato crop
is beginning to fail. The tomatoes,
once bounteous and beautiful are
now a little sad; smaller, flawed
and even prone to a couple of
nibbles by neighboring insects.
Today however, undeterred and
bound and determined to get the
last of these lovelies, I cut off the
bad parts, chopped up the good
parts and made a lovely bruschet-
ta for a dinner party I was hosting
(don't worry, the recipe is here!).
As I was chopping away, it oc-
curred to me that my tomatoes,
although not nearly as glorious as
they were a mere month ago, are
still way better than their counter-
parts at the grocery store. They
are homegrown, organic, loved,
and have been much delighted in
from the first of the bumper crop
to the dwindling end. I have loved
my tomatoes.
And this my friends, is what
dinner is like at home. It's home-
grown and organic--maybe not
in the true sense of the word, but
in the natural, intrinsic sense. A
homemade meal sometimes re-
quires a sense of humor to oVer-
look the overcooked broccoli
or the recipe that was a bust. It
doesn't matter. The bad parts can
be cut off; like with my tomatoes.
The good parts can be relished
and enjoyed. The important part
is where it came from: home.
We've all heard the saying,,
"home is where the heart is". It's
true. We all strive to make our
homes beautiful and a sanctuary
away from the strife -that fills our
world. We need that. We need a
safe haven to call our own and a
place of tranquility with our be-
loved family.
The family meal represents
this as we come to the table. It's
our gathering place and an op-
portunity to nurture both body
and soul. There is a sort of calm


that overtakes the participants as
we smell the good smells, sit in
our own chairs and wait for the
blessing. How wonderful a refuge
for weary souls!
So like my tomatoes, don't
wish for perfection in your fam-
ily meals, but be glad in what
you have. It doesn't need to be
a Kodak moment every day or
even any day. It just needs to be
a regularly occurring event in
your household; daily, if at all
possible. The results of such a
routine speak for themselves with
your children: grades improve,
children's self worth and self es-
teem improve, they are less likely
to use drugs, have premarital sex
or smoke. Years of studies have
shown this to be true. Not only
that, but everyone's security and
connection will strengthen and
this is was builds strong families.
Now, with that said, if you
have imperfect tomatoes like I
have or just happen to have a few
standing by, why not make this
delicious bruschetta? I loved it. I
know you will, too.

Lovely Bruschetta
Serves 6-8
2 large tomatoes (or 6 smallish
Roma tomatoes)
2 .tablespoons chopped fresh
basil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 pinch of sugar
4 tablespoons grated Parme-
san
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, mix to-
gether the tomatoes, basil, garlic,
olive oil and vinegar. Salt and pep-
per to taste, then mix again. Now
sprinkle the pinch of sugar, mix
one more time and let sit covered
on the countertop for a chance to
let the flavors meld. Yum!
Serve with a thinly sliced ba-
guette, toasted or untoasted, your
call. Top with a sprinkle of Parme-
san. Enjoy!
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out Leanne's Web
site www.SavingDinner.com or her
"Saving Dinner Book" series (Ballan-
tine), and her New York Times Best
Selling book Body Clutter (Fireside).
Copyright 2008 Leanne Ely; Used by
permission in this publication.


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Community Calendar


Wednesday, Sept. 24
Martha's House support groups nreet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. 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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine
Group Open Discussion at 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
8,p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with
any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 25
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
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group Basic Text at 8 p.m.;
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
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.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meet at 6 p.m. For information, call
863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893
or 863-763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet
at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at 863-763-2893
days, or 863-467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-232J.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W Six"' Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.
Family History Center meets from I until 5 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, IG1 (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Mirm
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.

Friday, Sept. 26
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N,.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.


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Extension office: How does your garden grow?


The Okeechobee County Ex-
tension office has been asked
by local newspapers to try out
a question/answer column. So,
here goes: Send
us your favorite UNIVE
garden question UNIVEI
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at 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D,
Okeechobee, 34974. The Uni-
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in the Okeechobee News.
The questions for this week are
questions that have been brought
in to the Extension Office in the
past few days.
SITY OF To continue
SITY F the column,
We need YOUR
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XILDA Wednesday
at 5 p.m. Be
TENSION sure to include
your name and
phone or email
address in case we need more
information (We can publish a
question as anonymous if you
wish).
Clear photographs (digital
preferred) may also be submit-
ted, but they might not be able


to be returned. Do not drop by
actual plant specimens (unless it
is a prize tomato for our salad or
a beautiful flower for our office!)
We reserve the right to edit all
questions for space. The answers
will be placed on the Okeecho-
bee Extension website the week
after they appear in print; they
will include links to additional ref-
erences.
Prune my Myrtle
When do I prune my Crape
Myrtle? It hasjust about stopped
blooming so I'm thinking now.
Crepe Myrtle bushes may be
pruned at this time of the year, if
needed. Be careful not to overdo
it aggressive pruning brings


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Steaks and Chops
The Steaks and Chops 4-H Club was among those honored at the Annual 4-H Awards Ban-
quet at the Okeechobee High School on Sept. 13. Members honored included (back row,
left to right) treasurer Logan Evans, vice president Cheyenne Thibodeau Swine Award,
secretary Shayla Pendrey Steer Award, John Shelton Beef Breeding Award, president
Cristin Shelton, Ashleigh Ezard, Chad Whiddon, (front row, left to right) Wade Whiddon,
Zachary Stripling. Participation awards went to all Steaks and Chops members who com-
pleted record books.


Chobee Crackers
The Chobee Crackers 4-H Club was among those honored at the annual 4-H Awards Ban-
quet on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Okeechobee High School Cafeteria. Those honored in-
cluded (left to right) Joshua Lea, treasurer Nathan Lea, Evan Soto, vice president Felipe
Soto, president Dallas McLaughlin, Cayla McDougald, Taylor Lowe. 100 percent atten-
dance went to Dallas McLaughlin, Felipe Soto and (not pictured) Hannah McLaughlin.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
County Council/Junior Leaders
The County Council/Junior Leaders 4-H Club awards were presented at annual 4-H Awards
Banquet on Sept. 13 at the Okeechobee High School. County Council/Junior Leaders hon-
ored included: (back row, left to right) president Justin Hoover, vice president Kelsey
Burnham, secretary/reporter Joy Burnham, Emilie Lege, parliamentarian Raychel Rabon,
chaplin Wesley Mims, treasurer Austin Pluskot, Kyle Walker, and (front row) Alex Pluskot.
100 percent attendance went to Justin Hoover, Austin Pluskot, Joy Burnham, and Wesley
Mims. Leadership Record BooQk Recognition went to Joy Burnham, Kelsie Burnham, Justin
Hoover, Emilie Lege, Wesley Mims, Alex Pluskot, Austin Pluskot, Raychel Rabon and Kyle
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on new growth that will need to
harden off before the colder tem-
peratures arrive. Thinning out a
third of the stems will open up
the center for new growth and
allow the plant to dry out, reduc-
ing pests and diseases. However,
don't just cut all the tops of the
stems off and lower the entire
plant. This practice is known as
"crepe murder," as it will reduce
the plant's ability to bloom in fu-
ture years.
Seeds or plants?
When is a good time to plant
broccoli? Is it better to plant
seeds, or bedding plants?
Broccoli can be plant in the
vegetable garden at this time. The
choice of seeds vs. plants will de-
pend on what you can find at your
local nursery or garden center.
Buying seed will give you more
choices of varieties than purchas-
ing already grown bedding plants.
Seed will work better if you start
them in trays or flats and grow the
plants up to about the 4 leaf stage.
Purchased bedding plants will get
up and going faster, and respond
well to the application of diluted
starter fertilizer solutions added at
the time plants are placed in your
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I was adjusting my floating
dock after all the rain and this
small brown snake slithered
across my hand. I knocked it
down and it.met its maker, but
I'm worried that it may be a
baby python. Can you identify
it and let the authorities know
about this?
I took several photos and your
information and received a reply
back from UF Wildlife Specialist,
Dr. Bill Kern. He identified it as a
Brown Water Snake. According to
the book, Florida's Fabulous Am-


phibians and Snakes, this snake
is found around freshwater lakes
and canals and is often mistaken
for the Florida Cottonmouth. It
feeds on fish and hangs in vegeta-
tion above the water. Because it
can bite aggressively and secretes
a foul smelling musk when dis-
turbed, it should not be handled.
Non-native Pythons, although
they are known to, breed in the
Everglades, are not known to be
breeding in our area yet.
More information is available
on our award-winning Okeecho-
bee web page, http://okeecho-
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Jean Grace (Gray)
Coppede, 88
MIAMI SPRINGS Jean Grace
(Gray) Coppedge, passed from this
life to eternal life in
heaven on Saturday,
Sept. 20, 2008, sur- ^ i
rounded by her ,-
family members. .
She was 88.
Daughter of
Samuel and Ruth A
(Hancock) Gray and granddaughter
of Henry Hudson Hancock, the first
county judge of Okeechobee
County, and Martha Sturges Han-
cock.
Jean was born in Ellenville, N.Y in
1920 to Samuel and Ruth Gray, early
pioneers of Okeechobee.
Jean was preceded in death by her
husband of sixty years, Horace D.
Coppedge Jr; and sister, Almeda Ma-
son Underhill.
Jean Coppedge had two children
by her first marriage to John H. Boy-
ette, Gloria Copeland and her hus-
band Alvin, and Errol Boyette. She
had one son, Rev. H. David Cop-
pedge and his wife Sonia, by Horace
D. Coppedge Jr., who she married in
1942.
Jean lived in her home in Miami
Springs for 63 years and was a char-
ter member of Miami Springs Baptist
Church. She was also a member of
the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution. Jean loved her family, church
and her country. She loved her flow-
ers, plants and her special Fox Terri-
er, Bridgett.
Jean had 19 grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and one great-great-
grandchild.
Jean will be buried on Thursday,
next to her husband, at Florida Na-
tional Cemetery in Bushnell.

Kayelin Keralee
Kennedy
OKEECHOBEE Kayelin Keralee
Kennedy, infant, died Friday, Sept.
19, 2008, in Rau- --y -
lerson Hospital, ..
Okeechobee. She
was born Aug. 12,
2008, in West
Palm Beach.
She was preced-
ed in death by her
-i maternal grand- -- "
p are n t s,
Karolyn Howard and Kim-
berly Kennedy.
She is survived by her father, Bryan
Kennedy Jr.; mother, Kerrie Howard
both of Okeechobee; brother, Jay-
ton Howard (Trenton Gainer) of
Okeechobee; paternal grandfather,
Bryan Kennedy Sr. of Okeechobee;
uncles, Billy Howard of Arkansas,
Johnny Howard (Terri) of Okeecho-
bee, and Rodney Maddox of Okee-
chobee; aunts, Tina Ayers (Bobby)
of Arkansas, Kismet Howard of Ft.
Walton Beach, Fla., Danielle Kenne-
dy of West Palm Beach, and Gail
Maddox.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.


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Raymond Joseph Helm,
85
OKEECHOBEE Raymond Jo-
seph Helm, died Friday, Sept. 19,
2008, in the West Palm Beach Vete-
rans Medical Center. He was 85.
Born Aug. 29, 1923, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee since 1984
and was a member of the American
Legion, VFW Moose, Elks and Ma-
sonic Lodge of Indianapolis.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Allie Helm of Okeechobee; son, Wil-
liam J. Spitler (Valerie) of Sarasota;
daughters, Mary Ann Hightshue
(Daniel) of Mooresville, Ind., Sharon
Edwards (Jack), Donna Austgen (Mi-
chael), and Diane Maddox (Peter Mi-
chael), all of Indianapolis, Ind.;
nephew, Jim Helm of Connecticut;
and niece, Judith Harmon of Ohio.
In addition he is survived by a host
of grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
A Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,
at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th Street, Okeechobee.

Matthew Thomas
Gray, 27
OKEECHOBEE Matthew Thom-
as Gray, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, Sept. 18, 2008, in Tennessee.
He was 27.
Born May 19, 1981, in Okeecho-
bee, he was a lifetime resident and
enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is preceded in death by his pa-
ternal grandfather, Robert Thomas
Gray; maternal grandmother, Doro-
thy Kinchen, and great-grandfather,
Richard Martin.
He is survived by his father, Lynn
Gray (Jetta); mother, Donna Beck
(Richard); brothers, Stewart Gray,
John Beck; sisters, Katie Beck, Ton-
ya Gray, Tabby Gray all of Okeecho-
bee; aunt, Sandra Pack of Tennessee
and paternal grandmother, Fredna
Kuhns of Georgia. In addition, he is
survived by a host of aunts, uncles
and cousins.
A memorial service will be 6:30
p.m. Wednesday, in the Peace Lu-
theran Church, with Pastor John
Hirst officiating.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th Street, Okeechobee.




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Local business wom-
en's club to meet
Women of Tomorrow Chapter
of the American Business Wom-
en's Association (ABWA) will
recognize three local Women of
Distinction at its Sept. 25, pro-
gram at the Brahma Bull at noon.
The public is invited to attend to
celebrate this year's recipients
and meet some of the former re-
cipients. For more information,
call Karin Ammons at Cassels and
McCall 863-763-3131.

Main Street
Mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's
Monthly Mixer will be hosted by
Pritchard's & Associates located
at 1802 South Parrott Avenue on
Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5-7
p.m. There will be refreshments
and door prizes. Main Street Mix-
er's are a great networking oppor-
tunity for area businesses and the
public. All are invited to attend,
so mark your calendar and invite
a friend. For more information
call Main Street Executive Direc-
tor Toni Doyle at 863-357-MAIN
(6246).

Fundraiser for
Habitat planned
Help benefit your local Habitat
for Humanity organization. Eat at
Beef O'Brady's on Sept. 25, from
4 until 9 p.m. and 15 percent of
the total bill will be donated to
Habitat for Humanity of Okeecho-
bee. Tickets for the fundraiser are
available at Region's Bank and Dr.
Peter Stephens Office in Okeecho-
bee.

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 wou)d like to show
your support for this event and
represent Okeechobee, please
call Frank Avilla, CHS, 772-489-
5601. The event will be held Fri-
day, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m.-I
p.m. Lunch will be served.


Friends of the NRA
banquet and auction
The Friends of the NRA ban-
quet and auction will be holding
the second annual Friends of the
NRA banqet and auction which
will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at
the KOA campgroung, 441 South.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., a prime
rib dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $45 each, kids 10 and
under eat free. 4-H students will
serve at this event. A portion of
the proceeds will benefit orga-
nizations like the 4-H club Sharp
Shooters. Tickets are available at
the Gun Shop, 2020 South Parrott
Ave., Suite #102, 863-357-1115
or Mims Veterinary Hospital, 275
S.W 32nd St., 863-763-9200.

IRSC theatre presents
"Teaching a Dillo to Cross the
Road," Sept. 26 & 27, at 8 p.m.
Wynne Black Box Theatre, IRSC
Main Campus in Fort Pierce. A re-
alistic look at a family's ability to
confront significant life choices.
Tickets are $12. Call the IRCC Box
Office at 1-800-220-9915.

Attention Okeechobee
Class of 89
Class of '89 reunion organiz-
ers are currently collecting emails
and home addresses from all
classmates. Please send these to
okeechobeeclassof89@yahoo.
com.

Quilt drawing to ben-
efit stricken child
Tickets are being sold for a
queen-sized quilt at $1 each or
6 for just $5. The drawing for the
quilt will be held on Oct. 1, with
the proceeds 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 com-
plications. Madisen's parents,
Lori and Jimmy Byrd will be trav-
elling with her back and forth to
treatments and funding is crucial
to help support medical costs and
travel expenses. A savings ac-
count 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 Cus-
tom Window Treatments, 4253 S.
Hwy 441, Okeechobee.


OHS to present
"Little Women"
The Okeechobee High School
Drama Club will present the play
"Little Women," on Oct. 2, 4, 9
and 11. All performances will be
at 7:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School Auditorium. Tickets
are $4 for students, $8 for adults.
For more information, call 863-
463-5025.

Farm Bureau
holds meeting
Okeechobee County Farm Bu-
reau's Annual Membership meet-
ing will be held Friday, Oct. 3.
An open house for Farm Bureau
members will be held from 5 until
7 p.m. with the meeting starting
at 6 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Of-
fice, 401 N.W. Fourth St. with light
refreshments and finger foods.
Board Members and Agents will
be on hand to answer your ques-
tions.

Machine embroidery
group forming
If you have an embroidery ma-
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, you are
invited to attend our first organi-
zational meeting. It will be held
on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Red Cross
classroom, 323 N. Parrott Avenue.
Bring your machine and lunch for
a fun and informative day. For
further information call Joan at
863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-
2231.

COFFO Board meeting
planned
The COFFO Board Meeting
has been scheduled for Sept.
25, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Ho-
tel in Sebring, 150 Midway Drive,
Sebring.

Real Life Childrens
Ranch yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch
yard sale will be open on Thurs-
day's and Friday's, starting Oct.
9. They will not be open the week
of Thanksgiving or the week of
Christmas.


Hospice of Okeechobee
hosts fundraiser
Hospice of Okeechobee pres-
ents Boots and Pearls "Gone
Wild," a fundraiser social event.
The event will be held on Friday,
Oct. 10, at Okeechobee KOA and
includes a social hour starting at
6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
Dinner will be a Prime Rib dinner
with all the trimmings. Music and
dancing will be by, "The Chase."
Tickets for the event are a dona-
tion of $50 each or $500 per table
and are available at Eli's Western
Wear. All proceeds go to benefit
Hospice of Okeechobee patient
care. Sponsorship opportunities
are available. For more informa-
tion, please contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.

Free memory loss
screenings
On Friday, Oct. 10, the Al-
zheimer's Association will spon-
sor free memory loss screenings
at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St., from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Appointments are
needed, please call Donna True
at 1-800-861-7826 Ext. 1. Screen-
ings are for anyone, any age
concerned about memory loss.
Screenings are conducted by staff
from St. Mary's Memory Disorder
center. Immediate results.

Healthy Start to hold
benefit drawing
The Healthy Start Coalition is
hosting a Baby Shower for their
clients. 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.

Open Mic Karaoke
The Okeechobee Moose
Lodge 1753, N.W 36th Street, will
have Karaoke Open Mic every
Thursday, from 7 p.m. until 10
p.m. Singers come sing, listeners
come and applaud our singers.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7



Podcasts from the Internet: Most are free


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Computing

For

Seniors
Share your questions
for this column by email to
dtimmons@newszap.comn
By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
We are going to explore the
concept of the podcast today.
First, I want to say this column is
not just for the tech savvy. Please
read it through and then decide
if it's worth it to find podcasts oh
your computer.
A podcast is a downloadable
radio-style show, organized by
show and episodes within shows.
But, I like this definition better
"Personal On Demand broad-
CASTing" or PODCAST.
Okay, personal on demand
broadcasting. What can we do
with that?
As it turns out, there are many
things we can learn from pod-
casts. I have found podcasts to be
the most eye-opening, fun, and
educational media that are on the
Internet today.
In fact, I have been listening
to podcasts since about 2005 and
didn't even know it. CBS, the TV
station, was doing podcasts about


its TV show Big Brother. I would
listen with my computer, using
Windows Media Player, to sev-
eral people commenting about
the show. And there is no need
to own an iPod or portable MP3
player. Just because your grand-
kids all carry them, doesn't mean
you need to own one to listen to
podcasts.
While doing a little research
for today's column, I found out
that podcasts were introduced in
about 2001, but didn't really get
going until 2003. That's relatively
new to my way of thinking.
Mypodcastworld reallyopened
up when I discovered iTunes. Do
you like to knit or are you into
crafts? Would you like to listen to
your favorite programs anytime?,
The iTunes store has over 100,000
podcast episodes available from
tons of independent creators
and also from big names such as
HBO, ESPN and The New York
Times. Today, anyone can down-
load the software and start roam-
ing iTunes for its rich content. Let
me add one more thing that is
important to seniors and anyone
that needs to be frugal with their
money. I rarely spend any money
on iTunes. That's right, most pod-
casts are absolutely free!
iTunes
Start out by putting www.
itunes.com in the address line of
your browser. You will be trans-
ferred to an Apple site that seems
to be all about music and the iPod
music device. Don't let that throw
you off track. Download and in-
stall the software so you can get .
to Apple's storefront when you
double click the software icon.
The icon will be added to your
desktop during the installation.
You need to be online when you
open the software.


On the left of your screen, you
will see the classifications.
-Library (this shows what is
on your own hard drive on your
computer)
-iTunes Store (this is the one
you want to select)
-Playlists (this is where you can
classify the items you download)
The iTunes store is pretty easy
to navigate and since this column
is all about podcasts, that's what
I'm going to focus on.
1. Click on iTunes Store. You
will see the screen is divided into
panels.
2. Click on podcasts. You will
find it listed under the iTunes
STORE panel on the left side of
the screen.
3.All of the panels on the
screen are now all about pod-
casts. You will find a list of the top
podcasts that have been down-
loaded. Or, categories of podcasts
such as the arts or hobbies. There
are podcasts that discuss books,
sports, TV shows and movies.
The list goes on.
4. Click on a category such
as Fantasy Football (or any that
interest you). The top half of the
screen usually shows the subject
of the podcasts that are then listed
on the bottom half of the screen.
The items are listed by subject,
such as Preseason update, and
the date it was recorded and you
may see the duration of the pod-
cast.
5. Download. Over to the
far right click on Get Episode to


download that podcast. If the
podcast is free it will clearly state
free.
6. It won't seem like much is
happening, but over to the left
of your screen, next to the word
Downloads, a little icon is spin-
ning that indicates the download
is taking place. You can click the
word downloads and it shows the
progress of the download.
7. Where do you find the pod-
cast you just downloaded? On
the left of your screen, under the
word LIBRARY, click on podcasts.
This will reveal the podcast you
just downloaded. If you down-
load a number of podcasts, they
will list alphabetically.
8. Listening to the podcast. Be-
cause Apple has included a player
with the software, all you need do
is double click the podcast name
and it will begin to play. In this
case the Fantasy Football pod-
cast.
9. Notice the word Subscribe
near the title of the podcast you
just downloaded. This capability
is what makes podcasting spe-
cial. You can use it or not depend-
ing on your needs. To subscribe
to the podcast means that when
a new or updated podcast be-
comes available in that series, it
will show on your list. Click the
triangle next to the name of the
podcast to see all the episodes.
You have the option to "Get" the
new one or not.
Other online podcasts
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quality content. Click "How Audi-
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of content does Audible have" to
see if you like it. You may find just
what you are looking for and feel
it is worth the money. Podcasts,
full-length books and newspapers
are available.
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up with name, email address,
etc. You may opt out of intrusive
email. It says it doesn't sell your
email address.


Many, many websites now
have podcasts available right on
the site, such as National Public
Radio. You can listen to some of
its most entertaining content, on
demand via podcast. Go to www.
nprorg/ and look in the lower left
corner of the screen for, "pod-
cast."
I hope you find my descrip-
tions and instructions easy to
follow. If not, please email me at
dtimmons(anewszap.com. Hap-
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Okeechobee 'Main Street' The Mainstreet


recognized with award


The 2008 Honor Award was
presented to Okeechobee Main
Street President Maureen Bur'-
.roughs and Executive Director
Toni Doyle by State Division of
Historical Resources Director
Frederick Gaske on behalf of Sec-
retary of State Kurt Browning for


Outstanding Special Event The
National Day of the American
Cowboy Celebration. Mrs. Bur-
roughs and Mrs. Doyle attended
the State Main Street Conference
held in Venice, Sept-17-19. They
attended many sessions geared
towards educating the local


program in areas such as Gov-
ernment Regulations, Utilizing
Multicultural Assets, Marketing
Strategies, Branding, Financial
and Technical Support, Grants
and Internet Usage.


Submitted photo/OKMS
Main Street President, Maureen Burroughs; State Division of Historical Resources Director,
Fred Laske; Execdtive Director, Toni Doyle and Florida State Main Street Coordinator, Joan
Jefferson.


NIews irom
Main Street
By Toni Doyle
Welcome to our newest cor-
porate members: Law offices
of Hoskins and Turco located
at 212 South Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee 863-357-5800 and
Audibel Hearing Care Center lo-
cated at 3545 Highway 441 South,
Okeech6bee, 863-467-5333.
Okeechobee Main Street is
again this year partnering with
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners, the
Okeechobee City Council, the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Department and the City of
Okeechobee Police Department
to provide a safe alternative to
trick or treating with our "Fourth
Annual Halloween Festival" to
be held on Friday, Oct. 31, from
6-9 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
on State Road 70 east. 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. 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
Promotions Director Donna Huth
at 863-610-0085, e-mail: dlh0404@
comcast.net or Main Street's Ex-
ecutive Director Toni Doyle at 863-
357-MAIN (6246), email okms@
mainstreetokeechobee.com.
Now hear this...
Whether you feel you have a
hearing loss or just want to have
a test conducted on your hearing,


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Audibel Hearing Care Centers al-
ways provides the test for free. If
you or someone you know has
hearing aids that need to be re-
paired or cleaned, stop by their
office at 3545 Hwy 441 South.
If the aids can be repaired in
the office, it's free as well as the
cleaning. You do not have to be
a patient of Audibel to enjoy the
in-office repairs or the cleaning.
Call 863-467-5333 and speak with
Kerry Mohorek.
FTA's Loxahatchee Chapter is
sponsoring their "18th Annual
Hike around Lake Okeecho-
bee" held during the week of
Thanksgiving. This hike can be
4.5 miles in a day, a multi day
hike or the whole lake. More in-
formation is available at www.
cummingssh@juno.com or con-
tact Margaret Brabham at 561-
588-3077
Raulerson Hospital will be
hosting the "Greater Open"
Golf Tournamedt for the
Okeechobee County United Way
on Saturday, Oct. 18. Shotgun
start will be at 8 a.m. with a car
going to the golfer who gets a
"hole in one." $50 per player or
$200 per team and includes cof-
fee/donuts and lunch, greens fees
and cart. Call Bill Casian at Raul-
erson Hospital 863-824-2702 for
more information.
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition meets the second
Tuesday of each month, 11:30
a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church located at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond Street. Also, a training ses-
sion on the 40 Development Asset
Classes will begin on Sept 16, at
6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant.
Training is 4 consecutive weeks.
For further information, please
call Jim Vensel at 863-634-1792.


Cake for a good cause
Raulerson Hospital employees displayed a variety of
cakes for their annual Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer cake auction. The cake auction brought in $755! All
proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to be held on Oct. 4, in
Flagler Park. Cake bakers and volunteers involved in the
effort included, Tammy Colburn, Chrissy Morse, Stepha-
nie Wert and Betty Molenhauer. For more information on
the walk, please call Shannon Martin at 863-467-2376.


Be a "Big Shot" at the first ever
Big Brothers Big Sisters Skeet
Shoot on Nov. 1, at Quail Creek
Plantation with a rolling start at 8
a.m. They are looking for teams,
shooters and sponsors. For more
information call 863-824-BBBS
(2227).
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge No. 237 is having their
"First 100 Target Fun Shoot"
on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Quail
Creek Plantation. For sponsor-
ship or more information call Jim
Green at 863-634-4401 or Steve
Cates at 863-634-2061.
Okeechobee Main Street's
next Mixer Social will be hosted
by Pritchard's and Associates on
Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come and
network with us. There will be re-
freshments, door prizes and our
Mega 50/50 drawing tickets avail-
able. Pritchard's and Associates
is located at 1802 South Parrott
Avenue. Plan now to join us and
bring a friend.
The Arts and Culture Com-
mittee of Okeechobee Main
Street will be participating in the
"Adopt a Precinct" program of
the Supervisor of Elections office
for the General Election on Nov.
4. We need volunteers to help on
that day. Please contact Bridgette
Waldau, Committee Chair for the
Arts and Culture Committee at
bridgette-mainstreet@earthlink.
net or Toni Doyle, Main Street Ex-
ecutive Director at okms@main-
streetokeechobee.com if you can
help or need more information.
The Healthy Start Coalition
is hosting a Baby Shower for
their clients. They are selling raffle
tickets for a great candy bouquet.
The tickets are $1 each. The funds
will help defray the cost of food
items for the Baby Shower. If you
would like to purchase a drawing
ticket or donate to the shower call
Becky at the 863-462-5877 and
she will pick up your donation at
your convenience.
There will be a "United Way"
kick off breakfast on Thurs-
day, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. at Raulerson
Hospital. Call 462-5000, ext. 255
to RSVP.
Each week, Okeechobee Main
Street will welcome new mem-
bers with the, "The Main Street
Clipboard" as well as keeping
up to date on "what's happening"
with Main Street, our member-
ship, non-profit partner organiza-
tions and events coming up'in our
community.
New businesses or local Main
Street members can have irfor-
mation included in the "Clip-
board" just by sending it into Toni
Doyle at the Okeechobee Main
Street Office or submit it by email
to okms@mainstreetokeecho-
bee.com and it will be included
"in. brief" in the next "Main Street
Clipboard" for the Okeechobee
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Jeri Wilson joins Pris-tine


Properties International


Stephen J. Jara, Broker and
Owner of Pristine Properties In-
ternational, a participant with
Cabela's Trophy Properties, is
pleased to announce that Jeri Wil-
son has joined the firm as a Sales
Associate and Office Manager for
their Okeechobee Branch Office.
Raised in the "southern" part of
Idaho, we all worked on and en-
joyed our Ag based small towns.
Mrs. Wilson met and married a
Florida born rodeo cowboy and
moved to Glades County in 1977
where their son, Matt grew up.
"Those years she spent mostly as
a mom and substitute teacher in
Glades and Okeechobee County
schools.
Her real estate career began
in 2000 in Okeechobee serving
as Director on the Board of Real-
tors between 2003 and 2005. This


experience has brought her full
swing into the real estate profes-
sion. Mrs. Wilson's main focus
and passion in the real estate mar-
ket is recreational and sporting
properties; however, her experi-
ence in residential, commercial
and developments ensure that
her clients are in capable hands
no matter what type of property
they desire. Jeri and her husband
T.R., continue to live in Glades
County where Mrs. Wilson is also
a Glades County School Board
Commissioner.
"I am pleased to welcome Jeri
to our Recreational and Sporting
Real Estate Company," said Mr.
Jara. "I am confident that she will
add to the success of our Interna-
tional Teamrn."
Pristine Properties Interna-
tional is the exclusive Cabela's


Trophy Properties participant for
Florida and the Bahamas. Special-
izing in Sporting and Recreational
Properties, Pristine Properties of-
fers a unique opportunity with its
affiliation with Cabela's Trophy
Properties assisting buyers and
sellers. Pristine Properties has
also partnered with affiliate bro-
kerages covering North Florida
and the Baharnas. "Our team of
professionals not only uinder-
stands sporting and recreational
real estate, they love and live it."
Mr. Jara said.


Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler
Lunch on us
Seacoast National Bank employee Kathleen Shatto shocked the crowd of 45 women at the
Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Network luncheon on Friday, Sept. 19. Kathleen
spoke about how involved Seacoast is with the local communities and how important it is
to stay connected and network amongst each other. After her speech, she informed the
crowd that lunch was being paid for compliments of Seacoast National Bank. The 45 at-
tendees were surprised and thanked Seacoast for their generosity!


How to avoid cell phone battery killers


You flip open your phone and
your see it ... that sad tiny sliver
of battery life left on your cell
phone, just when you really need
it. You kick yourself a few times
for not charging it before you left
the house, or for losing your car
charger, or never buying one in
the first place. Once you read this
list, you'll probably kick yourself
again.
Jeff Zarrella, owner of Wire-
less Zone of Okeechobee, shares
some wireless wisdom that can
save your battery. "Battery life
isn't just about charging your
phone every chance you get,"
said Mr. Zarrella. "Today's cell
phone have a ton of great fea-
tures and applications, but used


incorrectly, they can really drain
your battery."
1. Bluetooth -- Turn it off when
you're not using it. It's the most
power hungry application.
2. Games -- Limit game time,
and make sure you close out of it
when you're done playing.
3. Backlight -- Lower the
brightness of your screen, turn
off the backlight during the day
and set the power saver so the
light goes off after five to 10 sec-
onds of inactivity at night.
4. Roaming -- Turn your
phone off if you're in an area
with no coverage or with roam-
ing coverage only, since trying to
find a suitable network can use
up a lot of power.


5. Taking pictures -- Turn off
the flash and save being a shut-
terbug for a time when you'll be
close to a power source.
6. Keypad tones Turn them
off.
7. Vibrating alert -- Disable or
at least limit use.
8. Web browsing Make sure
you close the web browser when
you're done.
9. Talking -- Yes, it's the pri-
mary reason you have a phone,
but when your battery is in dire
straits, cut back on long chats.
10. Power -- Turn off your
phone completely when you're
not using it.
The main thing to remember
are: if you're not using an ap-


plication, turn it off and when
yo'u can't get to a power source,
keep your usage of any feature
to a bare minimum," said Mr.
Zarrella.
Can't fathom roughing in?
Want to know more about ex-
tending battery life or get more
wireless tips? "We want you
to get the most out of your cell
phone, and we know how con-
fusing it can be," said Mr. Zarrella.
"So whether you bought it here
or somewhere else, our wireless
experts will be happy to answer
any of your questions. Just call or
stop by the store."


The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors has imple-
mented a "Tour of Homes" show-
casing different neighborhoods
after each breakfast meeting.
The Okeechobee Realtors and Af-
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Restaurant the second and fourth
Thursday of each month and then
caravanto view and discuss the


featured homes.
The breakfast meeting is de-
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Okeechobee churches plan programs


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An in-depth and personal study
of "A Purpose Drive Life" takes
place each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N. W
23rd Lane.
Join the men from Peace Lu-
theran who are going to praise
and worship' God at the Promise
Keepers meeting Sept. 26-27 at
Fort Lauderdale by calling Pastor
John Hirst at 763-5042. Peace Lu-
theran members are assisting our
Haitian brothers and sisters who.
have been severely struck by four
hurricanes and/or tropical storms
in a four week period. Mission
Haiti in conjunction with Cross
International Ministries is collect-
ing needed supplies. The church
has been called on to furnish soap
while other churches are asked
contribute other specific items.
Peace Lutheran youth in grades
5-12 meet every Wednesday from
5:15-7:30 p.m. Each week we
have an activity, meal and Bible
Study. Quilters will meet in the
Peace Lutheran fellowship hall
every Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Saint Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church, 123
Chobee Loop, Buckhead Ridge,
will change Sunday Mass times,


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starting Oct. 5. The English Mass
will be at 10 a.m. Sunday School
classes for all children (English
and Spanish) will be at 11:15 a.m.
The Spanish Mass will be at 12:30
p.m.
Mother's Morning Out, a free,
cooperative babysitting program
of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St,
still has openings for it's Tuesday
morning group. Children, ages six
months through pre-school can
have a free morning of play, mu-
sic, and snack while their mom's
have a morning to shop, go to the
doctor alone or have coffee with a


friend! The hours are 9:30 a.m. to
noon every Tuesday in the church
nursery. The program is facilitat-
ed by screened, trained staff and
volunteers. For more information
call the church office 863-763-
4021.
The Children's Theatre
Troupe has openings in the cho-
rus for their Christmas produc-
tion, "Silent Night: The Birth of a
Carol" which will be performed
on Sunday, December 14. Re-
hearsals are at 5:00 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church.
Children from ages 3 through 5th
grade can have a part in this play.
There is no cost. For more infor-
mation, contact Nancy Vaughan
at 863-763-4021."
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd Street, "Operation
Christmas Child," the gift filled
shoe box collection of Christmas
gifts for needy children around the
world, began on Sunday Sept. 21.
New University of Christian Living
classes will start on Wednesday,
Sept. 24. Also. Oakview will be
hosting the Christian Team Trails
Fishing Tournament at the start of
their season the first Saturday in
October. The tournament starts at
safe daylight at Okee Tantie Mari-
na. You may register at the church
office before the tournament. The
cost is $70 per boat.


Bible study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth
Ave., is held on Wednesday eve-
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Hopkins presents informative and


Pastor
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University, later attended Mid
America Theological Seminary
in Memphis. He spent four years
as associate pastor of a church in
nearby Millington before going to
Bolivia as a missionary.
He and his wife, Sarah, worked
with the Quechua Indians who
are descendants of the Incas. They
are the largest indigenous group
in Bolivia. Even though they have
their own language, most of the
Quechua Rev. Spencer worked
with spoke Spanish. His wife,
who had previously lived in Bo-
livia as a missionary's daughter,
grew up learning to speak Span-
ish. He said it was a challenge
for him to learn a new language
when he was in his early 30s.
Quechua is a difficult language
to learn. Rev. Spencer said that
until recently it was an oral lan-
guage. They had no written Bible
before the mid 1990s.
Rev. Spencer's focus was on


in depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Coffee and desserts are served.
At First Baptist Church, 401


training Quechua church leaders.
Because of the unsettled po-
litical situation in Bolivia, he
was about to lose his visa and
his missionary organization was
planning to pull out of Bolivia
and concentrate on other areas.
Then last December the Spencers
discovered they were about to
have their third child. His wife has
medical problems and their first
two children, Rachel, 6, and Ella,
4, were born prematurely. There
were no good health care facili-
ties in Bolivia.
For all these reasons, the
Spencers knew they would soon
be leaving Bolivia and not return-
ing. So. he began to look on the
internet for a church to pastor.
Rev. Spencer said Treasure Island
seemed like a church where he
would fit in as pastor.
"The Lord had His hand in it,"
Rev. Spencer said of his coming to
Okeechobee.
In April, before his family left
Bolivia, Rev. Spencer came to
Okeechobee for eight days to
preach a trial sermon and get to
know the church people.


S.W. Fourth St., food and clothing
will be distributed by the Church
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He went back to Bolivia and
the church voted to call him as
pastor. He and his wife spent a
week .in prayer before accepting
the call. First they went to Min-
neapolis in June and stayed until
August because of the medical
facilities there.
He said the healthy and nor-
mal birth of Miriam last month
was a blessing from 'the Lord
and a response to the prayers of
people around the world includ-
ing Treasure Island.
On Sept. 7, Rev. Spencer offi-
cially took over duties as pastor at
Treasure Island.
Rev. Spencer is praying the
Lord will do mighty things in
Treasure Island. He desires to see
his church members transformed.
by the Word of God.
"I want to see this church be-
come passionate about their rela-
tionship with Christ," he said.
Even though the Spanish he
learned in Bolivia is a different
dialect from the Spanish spoken
by Spanish speaking people in
Okeechobee, Rev. Spencer hopes
to put his language skills to use


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11


Pop Warner defeats Fort Pierce 20-19


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Forty minutes wasn't long
enough for the Fort Pierce Grey-
hounds and the Chobee Lil' Brah-
mans to decide a winner Saturday
afternoon in the Pop. Warner Ju-
nior Midget division.
The two teams went into over-
time Saturday before Okeecho-
bee prevailed, 20-19.
Lavonte Spivey had a huge af-
ternoon as he almost single hand-
edly gave the Lil' Brahmans the
victory.
Spivey ran a fake punt 55 yards
for a touchdown in the third quar-
ter and scored the winning touch-
down with a 10 yard run in over-
time for Okeechobee.
Jenard Smith had a huge game
for Fort Pierce as he pulled his
team back from a 12-0 deficit to
force the overtime.
He scored on an eight yard
run early in the fourth quarter,
and scored on a 55 yard pass play
with just over two minutes left to
tie the score.
Okeechobee had a chance to
win it in regulation when Algeron
Morris caught a 40 yard pass from
Cade Stokes .to set up a first and
goal at the eight yard line with


just 22 seconds left. However
Okeechobee tried a running play
and Spivey was dropped for a
loss, which set up the overtime.
Okeechobee took the ball on
offense and scored on their first
play of overtime. They added the
extra point for a 20-13 lead. Fort
Pierce tied it on a short run on a
third and goal. Again it was Smith
who scored the touchdown.
However Okeechobee's defense
stuffed the extra point attempt at
the one yard line and held on for
the victory.
In other games Brandon
Shockley threw three touchdown
passes as the Junior Pee Wee
team blasted Palm City, 37-0.
Luis Leon caught all three touch-
downs on passes of 60, 25 and 37
yards. Antowan Fludd, Demetrius
Clark and Lamar Williams all had
rushing touchdowns. Isabelle
Sheldon provided some solid
runs. The defense was led by an
all around strong effort from Wil-
liams, Shockley, Brandon Barcia,
Malcolm Williams, and Levi Sum-
merford.
The Midget team got a 35 yard
touchdown run from Quandrel
Ridley and a 55 yard touchdown
run by Ryan Jenkins in the first


half as they defeated the Port St.
Lucie Pirates, 25-13. Mario Marcel
added a touchdown for Okeecho-
bee. Mike Corwin and Casey
Lawson opened up some huge
holes up front for the offense.
The tiny mites lost to Fort
Pierce 20-13. Jalen Pryor had a
rushing touchdown for Chobee.
Veyon Washington had five tack-
les and Chris Lane three tackles
on defense.
The mighty mites lost to Port
St. Lucie 25-13. Januase Futch,
and Darius Houze had, rushing
touchdowns. Carlos Ayala and


Mark Youmans combined for sev-
en tackles on defense.
This week the Pop Warner
program is on the road in Palm
City with games against Palm City
and Jensen Beach.
President of Okeechobee Pop
Warner James Shockley thanked
Toyota of Stuart and their owner
John Pearson for sponsoring
their concessonn stands for the
past two weeks. All players and
coaches got to eat for free thanks
to their sponsorship.


Girls Volleyball


defeats Sebring


By Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee won their sixth
match in 11 decisions Monday
when they defeated the Sebring
Lady Blue Streaks 25-21, 25-18,
and 25-13 at the Sebring gym.
It was an all around strong


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Algeron Morris had a big day running the football and catching the ball out of the
backfield.


effort for Okeechobee. Megan
Clements had 24 digs and three
service aces. Kari Berger had 29
assists and three service aces.
Monica Koger had 10 kills at the
net and 19 digs.
Okeechobee is back in action
tonight when they visit West-
wood in a district match.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Quantrel Ridley races 35 yards for a
touchdown in the&Okeechobee midget
team's victory Saturday.


Bulls shut down


in Fort Pierce


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The offense continued to
sputter Saturday as the Chobee
Bulls dropped a 26-0 decision
to the Fort Pierce Buccaneers at
Lawnwood Stadium.
Okeechobee has now been
held scoreless in two straight
games, losses to Glades Glenn
and Ft. Pierce.
"We did play better than we
did last week, so that is posi-
tive," Bulls Coach Marvin Rob-
erts said, "We have a bye week
coming up so we are definitely
going to put that time to good
use."
The Bulls had only three first
downs on the day. There best
play was a trick play in the first
half.


"We have to try something to
get our offense going," Roberts
quipped.
Datron Smith threw a half
back pass to Damian Womble
that covered 45 yards for the
Bulls biggest play of the day.
Okeechobee only trailed 12-0
at the half but. couldn't slow
down the Buccaneers in the
second half. Okeechobee just
couldn't control the ball and
although they didn't make pen-
alties or many mistakes, didn't
make big plays either. .
"They had speed and they
had strength, it was a good game
until the half," Roberts said..
The Bulls will be in action on
Oct. 4, against a team from Mi-
ami. The location has yet to be
determined.


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Benefit golf tourney
planned
Raulerson Hospital will spon-
sor the Third Annual United Way
"Greater Open Golf Tournament"
on Oct. 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Great
prizes will be offered, a vehicle
for a "Hole in One," closest to
the Line, closest to the Pin on all
par 3s, a personally autographed
Jack Nicklaus 460 driver with
head cover, and much more. The
"Scramble" tournament starts
with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Hole sponsorships are still
available and teams are now
forming. For more information
or to register for this United Way
Fund Raiser golf tournarrment,
please call Bill Casian at 863-824-
2702 or e-mail me at: William.ca-
sian@hcahealthcare.com

Fall Bowling Leagues
starting
Sign up now for bowl-
ing leagues at Stardust Lanes.
Leagues will Monday through Fri-
day and Sunday. For information
call 863-467-1800.


Guru to speak to
student athletes
Nationally known recruiting
guru, Jack Renkens, is coming
to the OHS cafeteria on Oct. 2,
at 5:30 p.m. His presentation is
an hour long, motivating speech,
about the do's and don't of the
college recruiting process. All
student-athletes who are in the
eighth grade and above, and their
parents, are invited and encour-
aged to attend. All student-Ath-
letes will have an opportunity to
win, door prizes! Snacks will be
provided.

Signups planned for
Upward Basketball
-The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee will be hosting up-
ward basketball and cheerleading
for grades first through sixth, boys
and girls.
Registration will begin Oct. 1.
The cost is $65 through Oct. 26
and 75 if signup occurs between
Oct. 27 and Nov. 4.
The deadline for registration
will be Nov. 4. To register, come
to the ROC or the church office.
For more information, please call
863-467-7625 or 863-763-2171.


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VFW Auxiliary plans
golf tournament
The VFW Post 10539 Ladies
Auxiliary will hold their third an-
nual golf tournament on Sept. 27,
at the Indianwood Golf and Coun-
try Club, Indiantown. Tee off will
be at 8 a.m., sign up at the VFW
Post 10539 or mail in entry forms.
Entry fees are $50 individuals or
$220 for 4 person teams. Hole
sponsorship is available and ap-
preciated. Everyone is welcome!
Proceeds will go to support the
VFW National Home for Children
and the Wounded Warrior Pro-
gram. For information call Cheryl
Beniot at 863-697-2930.

'Kids Day' fishing
tourney set
The 23rd Annual Kids Day Fish-
ing Tournament will be spon-
sored by the Taylor Creek Bass
Club on Oct. 26, at the Okeecho-
bee Agri-Civic Center from 1 to 3
p.m. The tournament is free and
open to children ages 4 to 14. All
children must be registered in
advance. Registration forms must
be turned in by Oct. 19. Forms
may also be dropped off at the
Okeechobee News or Pogey's
Restaurant.


TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the. second (i A25 1
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following
weekend. New boaters and (es- Your Largest Fence Post
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave Supplier In South Florida
Stout at 863-467-2255. The club
also sponsors and presents the V. F
annual Lee McAllister Memorial ,.....
Kid's Fishing Festival. -.-; I _.


Local Realtor Board
to host Golf Tourney
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors will be holding
their 15th Annual Golf Tourna-
ment on Nov. 1, at the Okeecho-
bee Golf and Country Club. The
money raised will be used to pres-
ent local high school seniors with
scholarships towards furthering
their education.Registration will
begin at 7 a.m. Hole sponsor,
tee sponsor and green sponsor's
are available and the teams con-
sist of four golfers. Lots of prizes
available: Closest to Pin, Longest
drive and Hole-in-one. Call Kathy
Godwin 863-763-8222 or 863-634-
7728 for details. Hope this will be
a great event.


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Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole
Words of encouragement
The Pop Warner team received words of encouragement from their coach before Satur-
day's game.



OHS boy's golf team


outlasts St. Lucie West


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School golf-
ers had a rough time on a tough
golf course Sept. 18 but luckily
for them, their opponent had a
rougher day.
Okeechobee defeated St. Lu-
cie West Centennial to win their
fifth match in seven decisions,


175-179 at the PGA Country Club
in Port St. Lucie.
"We shot ugly, but we walked
out of there with a win. That is
what's important," Golf Coach
Mark Ward noted.
Corey White shot 41, Tim Gray
shot 43, Mike Watson shot 45,
and Tyler Platt shot 46, to lead
Okeechobee to victory.
Kris Lentz shot 40 to lead Cen-


tennial.
Things get tougher from here
as the boy's take on two of the
best teams in the area, Martin
County and Vero Beach next
Monday in a four team match.
"We'll be stepping up in class
and will take on the big dogs
Monday. Still, overall we're happy
with the win and where we're at,"
Ward noted.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The boy's golf team wasn't
quite as good as Martin County,
but they were far better than Fort
Pierce Westwood and John Car-
roll on Monday.
Okeechobee scored 162 as a
team, 18 over par, at Indian Hills
Country Club to finish second to
Martin County 149, but ahead of
7 Westwood 177, and John Carroll,


200.
Okeechobee got a three over
par, 39 from Tony Devoss, and a
four over par 40 from two play-
ers, Corey White and Richard
Donegan.
Tyler Platt and Mike Watson
each shot a 43 to lead the strong
team effort.
Andrew Goodman and Chris-
tian Tepley each shot even par, 36,
to lead Martin County to victory.
Okeechobee Coach Mark Ward


said his team benefited from play-
ing the best team on the Treasure
coast, Martin County.
"It's all about getting to an-
other level. It was a good experi-
ence for them. Golf is one of the
few sports where you can interact
with your opponent and learn
some new things," he said.
Okeechobee also had a match
at Eagle Marsh Country Club on
Tuesday.


Volleyball falls to Jensen Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
Volleyball Team took. the first
game and gave Jensen Beach a
scare Tuesday night before drop-
ping a tough match to the Lady
Falcons.
Okeechobee won 25-23 in the
first game but the Falcons flew
back into the match to take the
next three, 13-25, 6-25, and 8-25.
"We came out really strong as
Jensen had trouble passing our
terrific serves," Brahman Coach
Jacque Robinson noted, "We pad
several aces in the first game."
Unfortunately for Okeechobee
they couldn't keep up that level
of play. Okeechobee managed
to stay in points but couldn't get
enough kills at the net to win
points.
"We still dug well, passed
well, and hit the ball well, we just
couldn't get points," she noted.
Jensen also improved their lev-
el of play in the final two games.
Okeechobee was forced to make
some uncharacteristic shots.
"We didn't make a lot of mis-
takes. I think the loss woke up the
girls. They know they must play

O.G. & C.C.
Weekly
Results
PI.G.S. League
K.O.A. Sept. 15: First place -
Billy Kinney. Second place Ida
Curtis. Last place Vinnie Ma-
lone.
Closest to the pin: Russ Papy,
Ida Curtis, Terry Mastaler, Bill Kin-
ney, Bob Branstetter.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Sept. 17: First place Bob Meyer.
Second place (tie) Joe Albrechta
and Dave Bockoras.
Highland Ridge North Sebring
Sept. 17: First place Ben Burde-
shaw. Second place Kenny Cur-
ran. Last place Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Terry Mast-
aler (2), Joe Hayes (2).
O.G. & C.C. Sept. 19: First
place Sunni Adams. Second
place Max Sherry. Last place -
Bob Branstetter.
Closest to the pin: 2- Max
Sherry, 8 Geo. Earl Goudy, 11" -
George Guydosh, 17 Geo. Earl
Goudy.


an entire match right now," she
noted.
Megan Clements had 27 digs
to lead Okeechobee. LeAnna Cot-
ton had 15 digs. Rebekah Bryan
had four aces. Kari Berger had 20
assists.
"We're in a good place right
now. We have room to grow and
improve. I'm excited about the
rest of the season," Robinson


said.
The Falcons improved to 6-2
overall and 2-0 in District 14-4A.
The Brahmans fell to 5-5 overall
and 1-1 in district play.
Okeechobee will be back in
action next Tuesday at Sebring.
The Lady Brahmans next home
match will be Thursday, Oct. 2,
against Forest Hill.


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with dbl. oven convection
oven, Kenmore, $500.
(772)463-5760/341-1460
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE GE Brand new, elec-
tric, J300 or best offer. Call
863-801-1620
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
WHIRLPOOL REFRIG. In Cle-
wiston 25cu.ft. Cools but not
cold needs minor work 2yrs
old $225. (863)599-0809



Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHED 8X8 BRAND NEW
$1200. (863)673-4851


TANNING IED Wolfe, older
model, needs new bulbs &
bottom plexiglass, $500 or
best offer (863)467-2844
.0530


3 wheel adult bicycle, in good
condition, basket in rear,
hand brakes, good tires $50
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee



STORAGE CONTAINER'- New
8x15 storage container
$1700. (863)673-8373



Beautiful Steel Buildings
Utility, Industrial, Commercial
Discounted, Can Erect
Local Consultant
www.sco-oro.com
Source#15M
Phone:561-644-3056
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer, $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


BERBER CARPET blue, ap-
prox. 9x12, good condition,
$20. (863)467-6984


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
STROLLER, High Chair, Baby
Set, Youth Seat & Precious
Moments Set. $85 will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.


DRESS SKIRTS 5, excellent
condition, size 8-10, $25 for
all. Call 863-763-9410



Dell computer- Windows Me,
back up programs, discs &
books, w/ desk $100
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee


COMPUTER DESK glass top
& keyboard pull out shelf,
black & grey $70
(863)763-7807
DINING ROOM Set Natural
Rattan, table w/glass, 6
chairs, matching hutch,
$475. Call 863-634-5236
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
oak, oval, 2 leaves & table
cover, 6 chairs, 4 good, 2
ok. $30 (954)793-3203
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER & Dressing Table
w/mirros Wood dresser
and dressing table with
mirrors refinished with dark
walnut stain and new pulls.
Will sell separately $600.
(863)467-0094
JAMESON VITA PEDIC CLAS-
SIC TWIN MATT & BOX-
SPRING with headboard,
$100 (863)467-8483
LANAI CHAIR & END TABLE -
$30 for both. In good condi-
tion (863)357-4195
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
, $150. (561)261-1475
(561)261-2434
LOVESEAT/RECLINER leath-
er, very good condition,
$350 or best offer.
(863)763-6706
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
full sz., used in spare bed-
room, frame included, $100.
(863)357-0709





Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf 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.


RECLINER Burgundy, good
condition, $35. Call
863-214-3850
RECLINING SOFA like new,
floral/burgundy/dark green,
$300. (863)763-5422 or
(863)610-1122
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
, Ing $35 (863)214-3850


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SOFA & LOVESEAT Comfort
Convertible Serta sleeper w/
full size matt, Must see I
$300 (863)467-8483
TABLE with 4 chairs & small
matching hutch, good con-
dition, $200. (863)763-5422
or (863)610-1122
TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875


GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer. Holds upto
4. Great Condition $25.
(863)634-6601
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RIFLE Remington, Game
Master 760, 30-06. Sell for
$350, possible trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822
RUGER P90 45 ACR $400
(863)674-0613



AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784



HOT WATER Heater, Rheem,
low profile, 20 gallons, new,
perfect for camping, $125.
Call 863-612-9233


LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter green, 2 pc., $100.
(863)467-5590



PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors w/4 white,
wicker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640
PATIO SET 7pc, Martha
Stewart, 2 glass top tbls, 4
padded chrs & couch, good
cond $100 (863)467-1539


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.
HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
-$500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $50000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electric, $500. Call
863-532-1325


22" Chrome Rims with 305
Komuo tires, 6 lug, only
5,000 miles, $1300
(863)288-7310 Ask for Terry
AB LOUNGE Ab Lounge in
excellent condition. Used
maybe 5 times. $50.
(863)357-6315
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.
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.
Exercise Bike, Doctor's Scale,
Singer sewing machine &
cabinet $120 or will separate
(863)763-4920 before 9 pm
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
FUEL TANK 53 gallon, I-
shaped, with electric pump,
$250. (863)634-4758
HARDWARD STORE
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
30% off all PVC, Sprinklers,
Rotors & Pop-Ups. 50% off
all hardware, nuts, bolts,
screws, nails etc. Shelving &
nail bin. Everything must go.
Final day 9/27/08
Hardware & More
Buckhead Ridge, next to
Ridge Market.
(863)357-5700
Mon- Sat 9am -5pm
KEGERATOR Kegertor with
keg.Works well. $125/or
best offer. (863)634-0018
NOW AVAILABLE 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303


REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
(863)763-2692
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & sun
room. Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
WELDER Lincoln 220v Stick
Welder $100/firm.
(863)357-5837


FENDER PRINCETON guitar
amp with effects, like new,
$200. Call (863)763-1878
French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. 100 watts,
Excellent condition w/cover.
$225 (863)763-8667
TELECASTER replacement
neck like new, $60. Call
863-763-1878



TYPEWRITER like brand new
$25 (863)763-8790


35 GALLON Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
(863)763-7029
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 slots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
(863)610-0985
CHIHUAHUA- M 1'/2 yrs old &
PIT BULL F, Blue & White
w/UKC papers/cropped ears.
$200 ea (863)302-4442
DOG BOX with double swing
door. Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE -
Female, 20 mo's old. Ready
to breed. Papered & chipped.
$1500 (863)697-8731
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25. Call Rob at
772-577-0283 (Okeecho-
bee)



AERATOR SYSTEM Salt wa-
ter system, $600. Call
863-612-6575
BATHROOM SINK & Faucet,
used, has connecting pieces.
$15 (954)793-3203


BIG DISH sat.rec-dsr922
comp system $1200/or best
offer. (772)807-0644
(772)878-8321



SEWING MACHINE Brothers,
never used much, $50
(863)763-8790.


GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200. Call
863-674-0579
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer. (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026



BOSE CINEMATE Digital Home
Theater Speaker System
NEW in box. $425.
(863)763-2692
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790


SONY 65" TV- twin picture -
works perfect $800.
(863)983-8572
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


GENERAL GENERATOR 15K
watt coht., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
GENERATOR -16KW w/Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR- Never use d10
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR Pramac, 7500
hp, used only 8hrs, paid
$1300 sell for $800
(863)763-3451


AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer.
(863)634-0018
HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
Regular Adult size. Great
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300 or best of-
fer.. (863)634-0018


Agriculture



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




FORD TRACTOR ENGINE -
2000 series, gas engine re-
built, $500 (239)657-5271


HORSE FOR SALE $500
(863)675-2992
QUARTER HORSE MIX- 3 year
old, red, $600 or best offer.
Call 863-467-6122 or
863-634-9433
QUARTER HORSES 1 with
foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate. Call
863-674-1234



DISC for a 'tractor, $300. Call
239-321-9599 from
6pm-7:30pm
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diesel w/3pt photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837


Rentals




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



Basswood- 2BR/1BA, tile
throughout, $700 month, 1st
& last (863)763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
Lg. 2BR- Close to town, A/C,
clean, $850 + sec., wa-
ter/sewer included Call Vikki
(561)255-4377 or Kelly
863)697-1339
Newly Remodeled 2 Bdrm.,
1 Ba. Available now! Very
clean, no pets. $525 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1717

Taylor Creek Condo-
.2BR/1BA, furnished, boat
dockage, pool & water in-
cluded, completely remod-
eled, totally new kitchen &
bath, $800 month + 1
month security No pets, Call
(305)522-5024
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, etc. Nice! $950 mo. +
sec. Includes water, electric,
cable.. 863-697-6428
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/1BA,
CBS Home. W&D. Nice yard.
$750 mo. + sec. & ref's.
Call Don (954)290-0861
DIXIE RANCH 2BR/1BA CBS
Home. Furnished. All appli-
ances. Call (863)357-6700
between 9am-5pm.
MINT CONDITION 3BR/2BA,
Tiled living room, carport.
$1,000/mo. Lawrence
Associates, 1-800-543-2495


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

Elliot's Pawn Shop
419 W S Park St* (863) 763-5553


SEEKING TO PURCHASE:
Established Lawn Business
or Lawn Accounts near
Okeechobee. (954)793-3203
We buy safes! New and Used,
its up to you. Broken safe?
We can fix it for you. Contact
(863)634-0865 Anytime

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


DIXIE RANCH Acres- 2br/1ba
duplex $500 month + $400
dep., includes water, lawn,
garbage, NO PETS. Call
(863) 467-9029
In the City 3,500 sq. ft.,
4BR/2BA, huge family rm.,
water, sewer & garbage
pickup furnished, $1,000
mo. Call 863-634-7353.


OKEE 3405 NW 2nd St, 2br,
1 ba, totally renovated, locat-
ed on corner lot, $650/mo +
$650 dep (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1.SBA,
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$750 mo. + $750 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330,
OKEECHOBEE EST- 3/1,
$850/mo, $400 sec. dep
(863)634-7687
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
SW Section- CBS House,
3BR/1BA, Close to Wal-Mart,
2200 SW 3rd Ave, $875
month, $2000 moves in
(863)634-0512 Anytime
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 Fish from
your backyard! 4BR/2BA,
Boat ramp. $1,300/month.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495


35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
(866)696-5263 x4576.
Beautiful 64 acre farm with
2500-/+ square foot execu-
tive home located in Thomas
County, GA. Would make a
great horse farm... 529,900.
Call Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
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.
Lakelront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
.(800)709-LAKE.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market! Call Now
803)826-6033 (Brokers
protected .


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* 2 bdrm, 1 ba, fully furnished

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Treasure Island 2BR/1BA,
waterfront, lake access, Ig.
fenced yard, tile floor
throughout, $700 mo.. no
deposit (954)610-5345


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale .1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080








4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
$215, 000 '"cl'"dinot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available









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www.NealLongConstruclion.com
NEW CONSTRUCTION 4 or 5
br, across form the Lake in
The Oaks subdivision. Huge
500 sq ft master br and spa-
cious bath. You design the
kitchen/pantry. Great garden
space & soil. $157,000 to
$185,000 all credit consid-
ered. (520)360-1893
PRICED TO SELL! 4/2 CBS,
new, tile throughout,
easy finance. $119,000.
Call 863-484-0809.
Small House 3/1 on 5 acres
needs repairs, $175,000 or
best offer. 475 NW 363rd
Court, Okeechobee, FL
(954)599-4673



*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't
& Bank Repos! Little $
Down! Call Now!
(800)861-5890


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: (888)306-4734.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1 +acre to 2acre homesites,
. wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
(866550-5263, Ask About
Mini action!
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



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Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




FT. DRUM 1st time rental,
beautiful D/W on 5qc. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1000
dep. $700 mo. (772)464-9226
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1BA- Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
KI B'S FISH CAMP
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail Now. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
Okeechobee
3BR/1.5BA, screened patio,
wood floors, dbl. lot, town
water/sewer, $800 mo., no
deposit (954)610-5345_
OUSLEY ESTATES -
3BR, 2/BA, 925 SW 39th
Lane. Call 863-610-1092 or
863-763-2098
BENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
RIVER RUN-2br/2ba furnished,
carport & laundry room,
large florida room, includes
water & elec. $800 month
(863)357-1464 til 5pm &
leave message or
(863)610-9465 after 5prm
and weekends
TREASURE ISLAND,br 2 ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331



TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
38R/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230


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OR REPAIR?
Factory Direct, Immediate Delivery!
Park Model, 2 or 3 bedrooms
with Florida rooms, carports,
sheds or demolition.
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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


Recreation



Boats 3(
Campere/RVs 3C
Jet Skils 3C
Marine Accessories 3C
Marine Miscellaneous 3C
Motorcycles 3(
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3(C



AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150
Lycoming, Polymer on bot-
tom, runs great, sips gas,
$4200 neg (863)532-0902
ALUM BASS BOAT -,17ft,
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684
BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp Merc, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
FIBERGLASS ROW BOAT -
9V/2', 6hp Evinrude mtr., &
trailer, $800. (772)463-5760
or (772)341-1460
MORGAN 24 cc fishing boat,
new Seacocks/fresh bottom,
inbrd diesel needs rebuild,
$4,500. 239-823-2587
PONTOON BOAT 20', ir wa-
ter, no trailer, $300 or best
offer. Call 863-610-0734
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. (863)610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
(863)801-1666
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 lb thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
(863)673-0980


CAMPER TOP for Dodge
1999-2005, good condition,
$200 or best offer. Call
863-763-4325
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$3500 (772)342-7304


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


CLASSIC ANTIQUE Honda
Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $1,250
(863) 763-8642
HARLEY HERTIGAGE Softtail
Special. 4500 miles, 2 tone
green/silver, lots of chrome
& extras, must see. $13,500.
Call 863-634-7021,
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
/ramp. $295 (863)805-2869
Sky Team 90- great condition,
street legal, up to 80 mph,
$300 (863)801-6379
Okeechobee
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm.
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656

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



HONDA 450 R '04 needs a
starter $2000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
(863)801-1666
RHINO 2006, Less than 20
miles. $8000 or best offer.
(561)644-9858
SUZUKI 80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200. Call
863-634-7021

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neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et hi today's classifieds.


Automobiles I




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA LEGEND GS '91 au-
to, sunroof, $1500
(863)675-4602
CADALLIAC, 1994 Perfect!
No rips, tears or rust! Every-
thing works, $900. Call
863-763-8642
CHEVROLET Select 94 van
350 engine with wheel chair
lift body fair condition runs
good no ac $1500/or best
offer. (863)634-9433
(863)467-6122
Dodge Ram 350- 91', Diesel,
4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Ryve Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300. (863)447-5410
FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000.
(863)673-4851
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD TOPAZ 1994 White 4
door, a/c, under 60,000 mi
$900/or best offer.
(863)467-7896
Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5
speed, A/C, black, sun roof,
$2500 neg (863)697-9005
or (863)532-0189
LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE
SERIES '86 78K, excellent
condition, many extras,
$2800 neg (321)225-0324
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Accord $500! 93
Acura Legend $500!! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PL $4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee
RED SATURN SC1 '98 great
running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, cold
AC, over 38 mpg, asking
$2400 (863)447-0837
Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,
New tires/battery, ex. cond.
$3850 neg (863)357-0224



CHEVY K20 1975 SWB Ilts
8in superlift 40 in super
swampers dual exaust da-
na60 1ton running gear
ebelbrock carb & intake
$4000/or best offer.
(334)432-0222
FORD EXPEDITION, 1997 -
4WD, leather interior, good
condition, $3,500. Call
863-302-4442
SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 3/4
ton. $500 (561)307-7926 In
Okeechobee.



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


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are more successful!



CHEVY S10 Pick Up '94, 4 cyl,
5 spd., New A/C & Other
new parts. 1 Owner. $2250
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
DODGE RAM, 1986 1 ton du-
ally, flat bed, goose neck,
a/c works, 116K orig. miles,
$2,500 firm. 863-697-2032
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4759
TOYOTA, 1989 4WD, great
shape, $4,500. Call
863-675-2378
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6
$3500/firm. (863)634-3971
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
clean good truck, 4-wd, a/c,
5-spd, V-6 $3500.
(863)634-3971


FORD EXPLORER, 1995 -
Good working condition,
$1,500/best offer. ,Call
561-692-2170 or 983-7673
FORD EXPLORER Sport, 1993
Runs good, a/c, 5 spd., V6,
$1,200. Call 863-675-1855
HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
torunsgood $1200/or best
offer. (863)467-8184
ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497


DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide, lOft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303
EMERSON TRAILER open,
7x12, with mesh ramp, $650
or best offer (772)597-5900
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'xl 3',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.
(863)467-7415
UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed, good cond. dual
axle new tires $800/neg.
(863)484-0833


PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good
paint/tires needs some en-
gine work. $500/or best of-
fer. (863)599-0809


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BIG BLOCK CHEW 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400

CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Really good shape. $200 or
best offer. (863)634-1423

CAMPER TOPPER Fiber-
glass, For full size long bed
pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


DODGE DUALLY, 1995 Cum-
mings diesel, you can hear
run, $1500. Call
863-467-9336
FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4
speed, runs good, $400 or
best offer (239)657-5271
FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For
parts, $500. Call
863-254-7292
GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor
needs cam shaft, good tran
& rear, $1200. Call
863-467-9336
RIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther
Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires.
Mounted & balanced. Mint
cond. $1500 863-532-1886
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
SMALL BLOCK CHEWVY- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400
TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
$800 (863)763-0944
TRANSMISSION Automatic,
C6, electric, $400. Call
863-634-1343 after 5pm
TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight
6, 300, tranny & t-case,
$500 or trade for Chevy mtr
& tranny. (561)307-7926
TRUCK RIMS (4) 18", alumi-
num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
ware included. $400 or best
offer (863)634-1545
VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts,
$750. Call 863-254-7292


By:/S/ Linda F bun
As Deputy Clet
Moody, Jones. Ingino & Morehead, PA,
Attorneys for Plaintiff

(954) 473-6605
KENNETH M JONES
Florida Bar No, 142618
292579ON 9/24:10/1/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-115
JUDGE: F SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE: The Estate of
KIMBERLY ANN LORENZ,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of KIM-
BERLY ANN LORENZ, Deceased,
whose date of death was December
30, 2007, and whose social security
number is 261-87-5823, Case Num-
ber 2008-CP-115, is pend in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
ot which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Suite 125, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
The names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representatives and the Person-
al Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
31 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
HE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (301 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBULICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED..
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 17, 2008.
ROY EDWARD GRIFFIS
Personal Representative
725 Graces Court
McDonough, GA 30252
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY: LAURA ANN McCALL
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street/PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
1863) 763-3131
a Bar No.: 0387949
291531 ON 09/17,24/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAw
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000364
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAB-
INGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES W. MISCH, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JAMES W. MISCH AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES W. MISCH whose
residence is unknown if he/shrhey be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisee's, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees.
and all parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, tile or in-
terest in the property descnbed in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 208, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SEC-
TION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 59 -59A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH NOVA MOBILE
HOME VIN #EF3244A
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Is-
land Road #400. Plantation, FL
33324-3920, no later that 30 days
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action and ile the odgi-.
nal with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in thecomplaint or
petition filed herein.
WITNESS my handand the seal of this
Court at OKEECHOBEE County, orida,
this 18th day of Sept., 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSIA, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/LindaF. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE
400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
08-71082 (NCM) .
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS,
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a sped
cial accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court-
Administration no later than seven
dayspnor to the proceeding or call
1-772-870-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call 1-800-95-8771.
If you are voice impaired call
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
292655 ON 9/24:10/1108
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


Plarinti
JUNIA K PAUL .
Defendant
NOTICEOF.ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JUNIA K.PAUL
11540 VILLA GRAND APT 1210
FORT MYERS.FL 33913-8093
YOU ARE HERESY notified that a Cod-
plaint for Foreclosure of Mortgage in
evolving real estate located in
Okeechobee County. Florida, and le-
gally described as follows:
The East /2 of the East 1/2 of tbe
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 22.
Sectioin 27, Township 34 South.
Range 33 East. Okeechobee County.
Flonda
has been filed against you and you ate
required to serve a copy ot your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on KENNETH
M, JONES, o Moody Jones. Ingino &
Morehead. PA, Attorneys for Plainbft.
whose address is 1333 S. University
DOve, Suite 201. Plantation. Rofida
33324, within 30 days o first publics-
hIon and tile the onginal with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on
the Plarintlff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief de
manded in the Coniplaint.
WITNESS ly rand and seal ol this Court
onit9/t18/2608.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT


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QUILTERS DREAM Every-
.'tiling you need for quilting
..call for more information
$3500. (863)763-4493
Twin head/footboard w/ frame,
microwave cart, card table
& 4 chairs, wardrobe cabinet
- $90 will sep (863)763-4920
.1ED NOSE PITBULL PUPPIES
<- beautiful, big headed, pure-
" bred, $350 each.
(863)467-7197
-BASSWOOD-
2BR/1.5BA, fenced yard,
screened porch, $850 mo.
(863)634-9411 for details
Dodge Ram 1500SLT- 02', 4
door, burgundy, leather,
PW/PL, CD player, tint
$4995 (863)697-2724 Okee
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000306
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
,. Plaintiff,
vs.
ALBERT M. CARTER, et. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALBERT M. CARTER Whose resi-
dence Is: 2122 SE 33RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 & 1321
STARLIGHT CV., TARPON SPGS, FL
S34689
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALBERT M.
CARTER Whose residence Is: 2122
* SE 33RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34974 & 1321 STARLIGHT CV., TAR-
PONSPGS,FL 34689
O alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ALBERTT M. CARTER and UNKNONW
SPOUSE OF ALBERT M. CARTER and
all parties having or claiming to have
. any right, title or interest in the proper-
Sty described herein
.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
- Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
I,,LOT 211, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC-
;TION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOFREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
*3, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
a/k/a 2122 SE 33rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974-6762
tas 'been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it, on Dashia
Trowlers, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
il I i. 11"3l'u lllll'lf] f o l' II i I
%itiin .o1.1 i ~j, rir. ir. T...u A -mri i
ton of this notice and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
Relief demanded in the complaint.
ITNESS my hand the seal of this Court
This 0Oth day of September, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Adene Nealis
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lise Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en (7) days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DR. PORT
ST. LUCIE, FL 34986,
1-772-807-4370, within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE: If
you are hearing impaired, call
8009558771; it you are voice im-
paired, call 8009558770
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
291332 ON 09/17,24/08
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 10th day of October 2008
from 10:00-11:00 AM. Pursuant to
orida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
SVins as follows:
2003 Silver Saturn 4 Door
1G8JU54F83Y506597
1994 White Mercury Grand Marquis
2MELM75W1 X663629
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the night of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds wil be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
292176 ON 9/24/08


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I Public Notice


PROJECT NO OCSBI08159 INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
TELEPHONE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
FOR NORTH. SEMINOLE AND EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by Operations Department of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA at 938 NW 34th Street. Okeechabee, Florida
34972 on October 28, 2008, 9:00 AM for North Elementary, 9:15 AM for Semi-
nole Elementary and 9.30 AM for Everglades Elementary for all materials and la-
bor necessary for below:
CAUTION BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QURTE
OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIMEl
Telephone System Reolacement for
North Elementary Seminole Elementary Everglades Elementary
3000 NW 10th Terrace 2690 NW 42nd Avenue 3725 SE 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobee, FL 34974
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
Ingenuity Engineers, Inc.
300 S Orange Avenue, Suite 1210
Orlando, FL 32801
407-398-6007
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barren, 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 specifications 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
connection 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 laith and guaranteeing that the
successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board o Okeechlobee
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 guaranteeing the performance of said contract.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlined above will be
grounds for
rejection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelop sealed, and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name ol the project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid lor said pro-
ject.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 3:0 PM., pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale BarreN, Director of Operations, 938 NW 4th
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 Stale of
Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+ -excellent and a financial rat-
ing of BBB+ or better in Flonda satisfactory to the Owner, within ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premium ,s of said bonds to be paid by the
Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
tions.
* Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287,133(3)(a), Florida
Statutes.
Drug Free Workplace Cercatiscaton.
STrench, 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 by Janu-
ary 2, 2009 and have the punch list items and site cleanup, total 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 actual substantial completion
exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion, and a further sum of
$1.0D0 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of actual fi-
nal completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accepted.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reflect any and all bids
and to waive any infonnalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patncia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
292863 ON 9/2410/1.8/08


Places to Go
The Places to Go 4-H Club was among those honored at
the Annual 4-H Awards Banquet in the Okeechobee High
School Cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 13. Members honored
were (back row, left to right) reporter Katie Brummett, Gar-
rett Brummett, (front row, left to right) Jay McCoy, treasur-
er John McGehee, secretary Brittany McCoy, vice presi-
dent Cady McGehee, Mimie McCoy, Jacob McGehee, (not
pictured) president Vanessa Watt, Clay Sellers, McAriel
Sherwood, and Aladin Sherwood.




Men accused of



throwing eggs at


Seminole

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three Okeechobee men were
charged with felonies after they
allegedly were involved in throw-
ing eggs at vehicles.
This time the group allegedly
threw an egg at an off-duty Semi-
nole Police Officer, who chased
after them, and helped arrest
them.
Sergio Rios, 21, was charged
with throwing a deadly missile at
an occupied vehicle. William A.
Goodwin III, 22, and Christopher
A. Cook, 21, were charged with
principle of the first degree for
throwing a deadly missile.
All three were held in the
Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of
$2,500 bond.
The arrest report from Sgt.


police

Shannon Pederson said Semi-
nole Police Officer Scott Good-
man operated a vehicle on State
road 70 east, an unmarked police
unit. The suspects were in an east
bound Cadillac. As the Cadillac
passed his vehicle, Goodman said
the subjects threw an object out
of their window which struck the
left pillar of his front windshield.
Goodman then chased the
vehicle onto Berman Road and
pulled them over after a short
chase in the 1200 block of S.E.
128th Avenue.
The three suspects admitted
that they had purchased the eggs
at a local grocery store and were
going to throw eggs at vehicles.
The suspects said some other ve-
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Deputies arrested a 10-year-old
and a 9-year-old child on burglary
and grand theft charges after a
reported burglary on N.W. 7th
Street on Saturday.
Deputy Javier Gonzales said
a neighbor spotted the two chil-
dren at the back door of the home
armed with a knife. The neighbor,
yelled, startled the kids, and they

Inmate objects

A 28-year old Okeechobee
man was charged with assault
on a law enforcement officer Fri-
day morning after he apparently
objected to officers' attempts to
place De-Licer in his hair. James
T. Roberts allegedly threatened
Corrections Deputy Eston Worth
after he was taken to the strip


ran off.
Two other children ran out
of the home after the neighbor
yelled, Deputies said.
The home owner stated that
two video game systems valued
at $400, a 14 K chain valued at
$225, a digital camera valued at
$350, and a 19" color television
were taken in the burglary.
After their arrest, both children
were turned over to the custody
of their parents.

to lice spray

search room. The arrest report
from Deputy Jason Hickman
said that Roberts pulled away
from the deputy, placed his back
against the wall and yelled "come
get some." Deputies used pepper
spray to bring the inmate back in
line.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Sharp Shooters
The Sharp Shooters 4-H Club awards were presented at
the annual 4-H Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 13 at
the Okeechobee High School. Members honored includ-
ed (back row, left to right) secretary/reporter Heather Me-
nendez, Ciara Verano, vice president Joseph Menendez,
treasurer Austin Pluskot, Travis Muldoon, Jake Menendez,
(front row, left to right) Caleb Stewart, Matthew Evans,
Nathan Stewart, Cady McGehee, John McGehee, Jacob
McGehee, and Alex Pluskot. 100 percent attendance went
to Heather Menedez, Joseph Menendez, Jake Menendez,
Travis Muldoon, Jacob McGehee, John McGehee, Cady
McGehee and (not pictured) president Jordan Verano.
Shotgun awards went to Junior Alex Pluskot, (not pic-
tured) Intermediate Joseph Lepere and Senior Jordan
Verano. Rifle awards went to Junior Jacob McGehee,
Intermediate Jake Menendez, and Senior Joseph Me-
nendez. On Target Awards went to Cady McGehee, John
McGehee, Matthew Evans, Caleb Stewart, Nathan Stew-
art, Heather Menendez, (not pictured) Dustin Rucks, Blake
Campbell, Ryan Chesser, Justin Murphy, Brianna Spier
and James Marcum. Shooting Sports Medals went to Cady
McGehee, Jacob McGehee, John McGehee, Heather Me-
nendez, Joseph Menendez, Travis Muldoon, Jake Menen-
dez, Alex pluskot, Austin Pluskot, Caleb Stewart, Nathan
Stewart, (not pictured) Blake Campbell, Michael Carter,
Kyle George, James Marcum, Justin Murphy, Brayden
Rucks, Dustin Rucks, Brianna Spier, Jordan Verano and
Lane Whitehead.


Swine Time
The Swine Time 4-H Club awards went to (back row, left to
right) president John Rickards, Tyfanni Patterson, Weston
Eisenbrey, Amanda Garrison, Jeri Sharpe, Jay Zeller, Sel-
ena Bowman, Paige Arnold, Ryan Folsom, Michael Coker,
Kyle Folsom, Vanessa Bowman, (front row, left to right)
Preston Arnold, Julie Sharpe, Matthew Starr, Will Conner,
Tyfanni Zeller, Quinton Law. 100 percent attendance went
to Vanessa Bowman, Quinton Law, Will Conner, Tyfanni
Zeller, Jay Zeller, Ryan Folsom, Kyle Folsom, (not pic-
tured) Selena Bowman, Naomi Cook, Audrey Craig, James
Gainer, Brittany Jones, Nicole Ihle, Josey Pearce, Justice
Talley. Top Swine producer was Julie Sharpe. Top Beef
producer was (not pictured) Josey Pearce. Swine Medals
went to: Matthew Starr, Jeri Sharpe, John Rickards, Mi-
chael Coker, Vanessa Bowman, Paige Arnold, Selena Bow-
man, Kyle Folsom, Amanda Garrison, Julie Sharpe, Ryan
Folsom, Jay Zeller, Weston Eisenbrey, Tyfanni Patterson,
Tyfanni Zeller, Quinton Law, (not pictured) Justice Talley,
Billy Allen, Naomi Cook, Taylor Enfinger, Lori Lutjen, Rafe
Fisher, Katrina Cabrera, Nancy Mataushek, Nicole Ihle,
Austin Spano, Traile Robbins, Tamara Collins, Michaela
Miller, James Gainer, Trevor Nelson, Brittany Jones, John
Allen, Bethany Enfinger, Josey Pearce, Tori Hamilton, Au-
drey Craig. Graduating seniors are Michael Coker and
(not pictured) Bethany Enfinger.


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Brahman swim team loses to Jensen Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News


with a time of 1:18.15.
Jessica Wackier finished first in
the 500 yard freestyle with a time
of 6:50.28. Teal Sheffield finished
fourth and Tessa Delcampa fin-
ished fifth.
The 200 yard freestyle relay
team also finished first with a
time of 2:09.44. Members of the
team are Wackier, Ming, Barnes
and Barnhart.
Barnhart finished second in
the 100 yard backstroke, and Teal
Sheffield was third, just two sec-
onds behind.
Celena Letcher won the 100
yard breaststroke with a time of
1:25.06.
The girl's team captured the
400 yard freestyle relay with a time
of 4:50.69. Members are Barnhart,
Ming, Barnes, and Wackier.


Coach Johnson said she is very
pleased with the work ethic of her
squads, "They have been training
many hours and have been hav-
ing very intense practices. We
even had a morning practice on
the day of the Jensen meet which
began at 5 a.m. They continue to
give their best effort in practice
and I know they will continue to
improve."
Johnson said her team's goal is
to see veteran swimmers to reach
record times and achievements.
She noted it will take a lot of hard
work to achieve those goals.
The swim teams take on Mar-
tin County and Sebastian River
next Tuesday at Martin County
High School. The swim teams
also travel to Sebring next Thurs-
day.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Tommy Farrell only started swimming com-
petitively recently, but has done well for the
Okeechobee swim team.


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