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KEECHOBEE NEWS


Vol. 100 No. 37


Briefs

Baby falls into pool;
rushed to hospital
A 16-month-old boy was
rushed to a West Palm Beach
hospital after he fell into a
swimming pool at his home in
the Four Seasons Subdivision
Thursday.
According to Detective Ted
Van Deman, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the boy and his 3-year-old sister
got out of the back door of their
home around 1 p.m. Thursday,
March 26. They then made their
way through a child safety de-
vice and climbed onto a deck
on the pool.
The boy then fell into the
pool, he said.
Detective Van Deman said
the child's mother was in a
bathroom inside the home at
the time. When the baby fell
into the pool, his sister went
into the home and got her
mother, added the detective.
He said the mother pulled
her baby out of the pool and
began performing CPR on him
until medical personnel from
the Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue Department arrived
and took over.
The OCSO detective said the
child was taken to Raulerson
Hospital, then airlifted to St.
Mary's Hospital around 3:15
p.m.
As of newspaper deadline,
there was no information re-
leased on the child's condition.

Pet Rescue to hold
adoption event
Humane Society Pet Rescue,
FL. Inc. of Okeechobee will hold
a "Babies only" adoption event
on Saturday, March 28, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Tractor
Supply parking lot at the Publix
Plaza. If you are searching for
that "purr-fect" puppy or kitty,
come and take a "furry" baby
home. For more information,
please call 863-532-1110.

Plat books now
available
The 2009 Okeechobee
County plat books have arrived.
They may be purchased at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Con-
servation District office located
at 452 Hwy. 98 North across the
road from Superior Auto Care.
If you want to have it mailed,
call 863-763-3619 x 205.

Drought Index

Current: 702
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

12.30 feet
Last Year: 10.21 feet


Friday, March 27, 2009


50 Plus tax


Gambling compact reviewed

Report indicates The Florida TaxWatch study er tax-source losses than gain- probably go to the counties. But, of money otherwise gained in
states that financial gains from ing though the compact," said that wasn't estimated for this re- pari-mutuels, etc., turned in last
Florida will lose the compact would actually be Robert Weissert, the director of port." year," explained Mr. Weissert.
m n at first but offset by losses in other state communications and external Basically, said Mr. Weissert, "It's a lengthy process to get to
money at first bt gambling revenues from the Lot- relations for Florida TaxWatch. Florida TaxWatch research- these numbers."
Will see increase tery, pari-mutuels, slot machines "But, it's impossible for the state ers used reports and statistics The report, written by Kurt
and card rooms. It predicts there to lose money. The final conclu- from other cities and states with R. Wenner, Florida TaxWatch
By Eric Kopp will be losses in state sales tax sion of the report is that even gaming casinos -- such as New director of tax research, states
Okeechobee News revenue as well. though there are losses because Orleans, La., and Biloxi, Miss. that different forms of gambling
Still, in the long run, Florida of other revenue sources decline -as the basis for their report, can "cannibalize" each other.
A recent study indicates that cannot lose with the compact, ing, there's still a net increase af He went on to say those figures This means there will be reduc-
while the State of Florida needs the study claims. ter five years, were then "extrapolated to show tions in tax revenues from exist-
to enter into a gaming compact "In the early years it's possi- "There will be more money what Florida would lose." ing gaming due to the offering of
with the Seminole Tribe, it may ble for the state to not come out coming into Florida if i. ;.. "Based on the experiences in new gaming.
not be a financial boon to the ahead. The state will essentially the compact," he added 1'I- other states, and other factors,
state at its inception. be losing more money from oth- net gain, some of the money will we projected out the amount See Gambling Page 5


Tournament



user fees



eliminated


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Victoria Blevins takes a pitch during the first inning of Okeechobee's softball victory
over Forest Hill Tuesday.


Lady Brahmans beat Forest Hill


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee girls softball
got back to the .500 mark with
an impressive 12-0 victory over
Forest Hill Tuesday night.
A trio of pitchers, Saman-
tha Harrell, Courtney Wilson
and Taylor Douglas combined
to shutout the Falcons and
Okeechobee scored five times
in the first and four more in
the third to win a key district
game.
Brahman Coach Kim Har-
graves said Forest Hill (111),
wasn't expected to provide
much competition and she
wanted her team to not let
down against a lesser oppo-
nent,
"We don't need to lessen
ourselves to that level. We need
to stay upbeat and make the
plays we need to make and do
the fundamentals," she said.
Hargraves said her team
(6-6), has a lot of work to do
; Ih i l I f l S


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Naomi Stevens reached second base on an error as For-
est Hills Rachel Hernandez (left) awaits the throw.


not playing games has hurt her
team a bit. The team will play
three games this week and will
play in the Kissimmee Classic
next week with a chance to
play in as many as five games.
Okeechobee is due to play Riv-
predalp nf Fnrt Mvere in thp firCt


first inning
vens who
infield hit t
three base
ground bal
across there
first.


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said part of the problem this round. Riverdale is (14-2) this bullpen lat
year has been the schedule. A year. looked vei
couple of teams cancelled and Taylor Douglas got the of hander shi
Pogey'sFamily Restaurant a tournament the team was fense off on a good start Tues- to be the s
1759 S. Parrott Ave. expected to play in last month day. She ripped an RBI double
763-7222 also fell through. She noted inside the right field line in the See Bral
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index County supports
C lassifieds........................... 9, 10
Community Events. .S economy ic
Crossword. ................. .... 10i


U ilruanes. ..... . ........ ....... 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 12-13
Sudoku 10
Weather 2
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to score Naomi Ste
had reached on an
o lead off the first. A
throwing error on a
I by Wilson pushed
.e more runs in the
came out of the
er in the game and
ry good. As a left
e has the potential
taff ace in the next
hmans Page 5


County hopes to
attract more
tournaments to
Okee-Tantie and
Scott Driver ramps

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In an effort to attract more
fishing tournaments, Okeecho-
bee County Commissioners,
at their meeting on Tuesday,
March 25 revised policies at
Okee Tantie Campground and
Marina and C. Scott Driver
Park.
Commissioner Margaret


Helton, who introduced the
subject, said she felt those poli-
cies caused the parks to lose
many fishing tournaments.
Local fisherman Mike Cra-
mer of Lakeport and bait shop
owner Greg McClain agreed.
"You are driving away tour-
nament fishermen," asserted
Mr. Cramer.
Mr. McClain stated that other
places do not require liability
insurance.
"You have made the process
too difficult," he said.
Previously, it cost tourna-
ment fishermen $2.50 per boat
for a one day tournament at the
Okee-Tantie Recreation Area
See Fees Page 5


Jorje Botello


named coach


of the year

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jorje Botello was named
the Treasure Lake Conference
Coach of the Year last month in
a vote of area coaches.
Aiaha iieh o ht hirorn h


didn't have a great record,
(4-11), he was nominated by
Jensen Beach and was praised
for having a respectful team
with good sportsmanship.
"It's not a bad award to
get considering your going up
against coaches at Suncoast
and Jensen Beach. It was defi
nitely an honor to be recog-
nized by other coaches. I was
very honored and humbled to


See Coach Page 5


development


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Actions speak louder than
words. Okeechobee County
Commissioners backed up their
verbal support of economic de
velopment by acting to commit
$75,000 to the cause.
At their meeting on Tues-
day, March 24 the board voted
to give $75,000 that had been
budgeted for economic devel-
opment to the economic devel-
opment program proposed by


Okeechobee Main Street.
The program is designed to
expand local businesses and
attract new businesses under
the leadership of a full time
economic development direc-
tor. One of the goals of the
program is to bring in industry
that will produce products to
be sold out of town to bring in
new money. At first the funding
would come from both private
and government sources. How
See County Page 5


KOA tennis tournament
KOA hosted another exciting tennis tournament this year. Pictured are the participants.
Approximately 50 of the guests compete in this event. The winners are as follows: La-
dies singles: first Ghis Laine Bouchard, second Cathy Fay, third Pam Henderson,
fourth Helen Naylor. Men's singles: first Ron Benson, second Art Batemen and Jean-
Jean Joly (tie), third Bob Johnson. Mixed doubles: first Udel Schroeder and Pam
Henderson, second Ron Benson and Pat Pfiel.




basic training
Army National Guard Pvt.
Jonathan E. Smith has graduated
from Basic Combat training at
Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission and received instruction
and training exercises in drill and
ceremonies, Army history, core
values and traditions, military
courtesy, military justice, physical
fitness, first aid, rifle marksman
ship, weapons use, map reading
and land navigation, foot march-


L noow


dau lletu Ildllneuvers allu dCLICs.
Smith is the son of Thomas
Smith IV of Royal Palm Beach,
and Laura Wiggins of Okeecho-
bee.
He is a 2003 graduate of Uni-
versity High School, Miami, Fla.

Local resident
mobilized for Iraq
deployment
Army National Guard Spec.
James H. Lashley, a 1997 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School,


o10 UeplOUyllellt overbea to d l-t-
ward operating base in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to military
operations involving members of
the U.S. armed forces and coali-
tion forces participating in efforts
to free and secure Iraq. Mission
objectives focus on force protec-
tion, peacekeeping, stabilization,
security and counter-insurgency
operations as the Iraqi transition-
al governing bodies assume full
sovereign powers to govern the
peoples of Iraq.


or me u.b. military ana multina-
tional forces are also assisting in
rebuilding Iraq's economic and
governmental infrastructure, and
training and preparing Iraqi mili-
tary and security forces to assume
full authority and responsibility in
defending and preserving Iraq's
sovereignty and independence as
a democracy.
Lashley, a military police
member with three years of mill
tary service, is normally assigned
to the 810th Military Police Com-
pany, Tampa.


eligible for pension

Many widows are not aware
they may be entitled to a VA
Death Pension. The Death Pen-
sion, more commonly known as
a widow's pension, is an income
based program through the Dept.
of Veterans Affairs and is available
to eligible veteran's widows.
To be eligible, the veteran
must have served at least 90 days
active service with at least one
day during a war-time period and
received a discharge under other
than dishonorable conditions. The


of the veteran's death and have
an income below the established
maximum annual pension rate. If
a widow previously applied and
was denied due to income, they
may reapply if their income situ
ation has changed and there are
increased out-of-pocket medical
expenses they may now possi-
bly be entitled.
Also, veteran's widows in a
nursing home may apply and a
family member can assist in the
application. For more informa-
tion please contact the County
Veterans' Service Officer, Betsy
Grinslade, at 863-763-8124.


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Grand Champion Swine
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center is Miss Okeechobee Alex Ming.


Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Partly sunny with a
high near 86 and winds from the
south between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a
low around 68 and winds from
the south southeast between 5
and 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly sunny with
a high near 91 and winds from the
south between 10 and 15 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly
cloudy with a low around 70 and
a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be
from the south around 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with
a high near 79 and a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Winds will be from the
west southwest around 10 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy,
with a low around 53.
Winds will be from the west
northwest around 5 mph.

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Water Conservation Month
At their meeting on Tuesday, March 24, Okeechobee
County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April to
be Water Conservation Month in the county. Commission
chairman Clif Betts, right, presented the proclamation to
Gary Ritter, head of the South Florida Water Management
District's Okeechobee Service Center.




sy Lric ropp
Okeechobee News
A woman is being held with-
out bond in the county jail fol-
lowing her arrest on outstanding
warrants that charge her with vio-
lating her probation on a number
of charges.
Jeannie Renae Chapman, 36,
S.E. 93rd Trail, Okeechobee, was
first arrested at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday,
March 24, on a felony charge of
possession of cocaine. She was
also arrested on misdemeanor
charges of possession of drug
paraphernalia and resisting a law
enforcement officer without vio-
lence.
She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $6,500.
Chapman was also arrested
by Officer Justin Bernst, of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging her
with violation of probation bur-
glary of a structure and violation


oi proDanon -
grand theft.
After she was
booked into
the county jail,
Chapman was
then arrested
on additional
Okeechobee Jeannie R.
County warrants Chapman
that charge her
with violation of probation pos-
session of carisoprodol, violation
of probation possession of hy-
drocodone and violation of pro-
bation alprazolam.
Chapman is being held with-
out bond on all of the violation of
probation charges.
An OCPD arrest report by Of-
ficer Bernst states that he stopped
a blue GMC sports utility vehicle
in which Chapman was the pas-
senger. However, continued the
report, Chapman told the officer
that her name was Melanie Mc-
Carthy
After searching the vehicle,


urncer nernsi men reporrealy
searched Chapman's purse.
Inside the purse he reportedly
found three used syringes and a
glass pipe with "... a waxy white
substance." That substance was
field tested and indicated a posi-
tive result for the presence of co-
caine, stated the officer's report.
The officer then placed the
woman under arrest and ran a
check on her identification. The
results of that check indicated
that her real name was Jeannie
Chapman.
Officer Bernst stated that the
syringes will be sent to the Judi-
cial District 19 Crime Lab in Fort
Pierce for testing since no sub
stance was visible on the inside of
the syringes.
The brand name for the mus-
cle relaxant carisoprodol is soma,
and the brand name for alpra-
zolam is xanax. Common brand
names for hydrocodone include
vicodin and lortab.


Teen at Level 10 charged with felony


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A teenage boy housed in the
Securicor Juvenile Correctional
Facility was arrested Tuesday
and booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail.
Burnie Wilburt Reed, 16, of
Fort Lauderdale, was arrested
March 24, on a felony charge
of introducing contraband into
a juvenile detention facility. He


was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of possession
of marijuana under 20 grams.
After being booked into the
county jail, Reed was transport-
ed to the Department of Juve
nile Justice Detention Center in
Fort Pierce.
A report by Deputy Donald
Ellis, of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
states that Reed was arrested
after a green leafy substance


was found in a photo album
that belonged to the teen.
The substance was field
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of maria
juana, continued the report.
Deputy Ellis went on to state
that the approximate weight of
the suspected marijuana was .2
grams.
Securicor is also known as
the Level 10 facility.


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Trio charged in boat, motor thefts


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN -Three men,
including two from Okeechobee,
have been arrested by a Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
detective in connection with the
theft of a pontoon boat and an
outboard motor.
Arrested in the case was Jer-
emy Eugene Beecham, 26, Old
Lakeport Road, Lakeport; Patrick
Allen Williams, 34, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee; and Gerald Warren
McMillan, Jr., 41, U.S. 441 S.E.
Beecham has been charged
with grand theft, organized deal-
ing in stolen property and burglary
of an occupied structure. He was
booked into the Glades County
Jail under a bond of $150,000.
Williams was charged with
grand theft and organized deal-
ing in stolen property. He, too,
was booked into the Glades
County Jail and his bond was set
at $10,000.
McMillan was also charged
with grand theft and organized
dealing in stolen property. How-
ever, he is being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail without
bond. He was arrested here on a


Jeremy E. Patrick A.
Beecham Williams
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation.
According to GCSO Detective
Sergeant Steve Harris, the three
men are charged with stealing
a 2000 Landau 18-foot pontoon
boat, motor and trailer valued at
$6,000 from Lakeport. The men
are also charged with taking a 25
hp Mercury outboard motor, val-
ued at $2,800, as well as several
tools, chainsaws and electronics.
Sgt. Harris said the three men
took the stolen boat, motor and
trailer to Palm City where it was
traded to a man there to pay off a
debt owed him by McMillan. The
pontoon boat, motor and trailer
has been recovered.
The Mercury outboard, he con-
tinued, was sold to an Okeecho
bee man who lives in the same
mobile home park as McMillan for
$300. It, too, has been recovered.


Some of the
other items, in-
cluding a laptop
computer and
two cell phones
allegedly stolen
by Beecham in a
I home burglary,
Gerald W. have also been
McMillan, Jr. found.
Sgt. Harris
went on to say he was helped lo-
cally by Detective Bryan Lowe of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
McMillan was arrested in
Okeechobee on March 20, by De-
tective Lowe on a warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba
tion, which was brought about by
the Glades County charges.
Department of Corrections re-
cords indicate McMillan was sen-
tenced to prison on July 17, 2003,
after being found guilty of aggra-
vated battery with intended harm.
He was released from prison on
Feb. 21, 2008, and was placed on
nine years probation.
Because he is jailed in
Okeechobee, McMillan has yet to
have his first appearance hearing
in Glades County so his bond has
not been set on those charges.


SThe Okeechobee Community Choir
under the direction of Sandy Perry, will present the 11th Annual

Easter Cantata
Alpha & Omega, along with the Holy City, Ladies' & Mens'
Ensembles, an Easter Drama, Ave Maria, & Handel's
Hallelujah Chorus, where audience participation
is encouraged, and more!
Presented at
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Another accident on State Road 70 West
SPEEDERS: I wish the sheriff would put some traffic details on
State Road 70 West for a while, especially in the mornings between
7 and 8 a.m. If you drive the speed limit, the cars will fly by you like
you are standing still. In the afternoon between 5 and 6 p.m. it is also
really dangerous, especially when large trucks pass in the no passing
zones.
REVENUE: The city and county are missing out on some serious
revenue by not doing more to curtail the speeders.
DRIVERS: I drive 70 west everyday as well and I was relieved
when they put in the turning lanes. There was nothing more unnerv-
ing than watching a tractor-trailer bear down on you as you waited
to turn left off of the highway. Many of the more nutty drivers are the
out-of-towners passing through. Placing a trooper by the churches
would do a world of good.
TICKETS: I would love it if the traffic patrol staked out State Road
70 West for awhile. Somebody needs to slow down that traffic.
Why can't we put grocery bags in recycle bins?
WONDERING: How come we can't put plastic grocery bags in
the recycle bins?
IN THE WIND: Don't know the answer, but there are more of
them blowing around the streets than I think go out the grocery store
door every day.
RECYCLE: Plastic grocery bags Type 2 (high-density polyethylene
film HDPE) and Type 4 (low density or linear-low density polyeth-
ylene film -LDPE/LLDPE) can be recycled at your local supermarket
and other locations. Once the bags are recycled, they are made into
lumber, trashcan liners or plastic bags. Drop off plastic grocery bags
Type 2 and Type 4 at your local grocery store, if you cannot recycle
them through your curbside program. Most grocery stores will accept
plastic bags and have recycling bins inside the store.
REUSE: Doesn't anyone reuse the grocery bags? I line the small
wastebaskets in the house with them, put newspapers in them before
putting out for the trash collectors, store things in them to keep them
from getting dusty.
MORE USES: There are a lot of uses for those plastic bags. When
the kids have a friend over they nearly always need a bag to put dirty
or wet clothes in. If we accumulate more bags than we need, we drop
some off at the thrift stores they need always need them.
Beware of fake cops
DON'T STOP: I have instructed my girls just as my dad did to me
when I was a teenager driving. On very dark roads, late at night if an
unmarked police officer is behind you, and indicates that you should
pull over, slow your speed, put your hazards on and call your local
police department and explain the situation. Young girls get nervous
very easy, especially if they are new drivers. There are a lot of dark
roads in Okeechobee and it would be very easy for someone to pre-
tend that they are an unmarked police car. By the time you pull over
and realize that something is going on, it will be much more difficult
to get out of the situation.
CALL FOR HELP: These days all the teenagers have cell phones.
If an unmarked car is trying to get you to pull over, I think the thing
to do is call 9-1 -1 and tell the dispatcher what is happening. The dis
patcher will know if it is a real cop or not. And if it is not a flashing
blue light, don't pull over at all. All of the cops have blue lights (some-
times in combination with other colors). Don't pull over if it is just a
flashing white or yellow light.
County to lay off workers
ECONOMY: I am not surprised the county has to lay off workers.
There just isn't much money to go around these days. And the change
in the homestead exemption rules made it even more difficult for the
county to raise money. I would say county employees should be on
the look out for anyone illegally claiming homestead exemption or
agriculture classifications. The county needs the revenue and it could
be your job that is cut next.
Energy savings policy
SAVE ELECTRICITY: To start, all light bulbs will be replaced with
an energy saving device that will use no electricity. The energy saving
device will not be as bright as the light bulb but it uses no electricity.
You will place the energy saving device into a receptacle and light the
string in the middle. This is a win-win situation. You have light and not
one kilowatt of electricity is being used.
SAVINGS: How about replacing electric dryers with old fashioned
clothes lines? The clothes are dried and no electricity is needed. (But
you will have to use some fabric softener.)
Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners
CULVERT: If you live on a paved county maintained road and will
ever in the future be replacing your home or plan to build on it you
will have to pay an additional $3,500 to $7,000 to fix the county's
land. They are demanding that you install a 30' culvert with concrete
mitered ends and pave with asphalt or concrete from the road to your
property. This property that you are being asked -- no TOLD -- to fix
doesn't even belong to you.
NO SURPRISE: When they paved my road they took out my 30'
concrete culvert and replaced it with a smaller metal one and I have
had problems with flooding in my driveway ever since. When we had
the hurricanes, I had to use a boat to get to my house. The biggest
problem I see is that they are having their meeting during the day
when many are working.
NONSENSE: It is not a new county standard that the construction
of a new driveway culvert, installed in a county right-of-way, has to be
a 30 ft long, 24 inch diameter, aluminum pipe with concrete mitered
ends. Nor is it new that the county can authorize the alternative use
of HDPE plastic pipe and pre-formed mitered ends, which is greatly
less expensive. However, what is new since May 2008, is the require-
ment that the new driveway connection must be paved with asphalt
or concrete rather than the long-standing practice of using less ex-
pensive compacted crushed shell. Is that pavement requirement re
ally necessary, especially in rural areas? Interestingly, after one year,
the driveway culvert becomes the County's responsibility to maintain
and, if necessary, replace at its cost. So, this pavement requirement
also makes it more expensive for the County. The county commis
sioners should repeal that nonsense.
RECONSIDER: The Board should also reconsider Sec. 58-39. Dis-
tinguishing county-maintained roads, which provides that "The coun-
ty shall define and require different colored street signs to be used
for private roads and easements as opposed to publicly maintained
streets and roads." Whether or not property is located on a private or
county-maintained road should be noted on land and tax records, not
this comical concept of different colored street signs.
BIG PICTURE: After the last flood the county came out and re-
directed the water to the west just in front of my house and the two
houses to the west. This was done just because the person on the end
complained earlier about the water standing in the ditch too long. I
have lived here a lot longer than anyone and never had a problem un-
til now. The water is always gone in less than 24 hours, now it takes
days and even weeks to go down. Thanks Okeechobee for doing
such a good job messing with the drainage! Think about the whole
picture not just one person.
IRONIC: I realized that we always had to put in a culvert, but un
less it was on a state highway, it did not require concrete or preformed
ends. It is also ironic that in this ordinance if the county has to replace
the culvert that they will put shell rock back in and the landowner has
the option to do concrete or asohalt.


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Friday
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7 until 10 pm. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559 or
863 385 6671.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees
or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863 697-0206.
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Ballroom dancing in Okeechobee A group class in ballroom
dancing is being offered in Okeechobee at Church of Our Saviour Par-
rish Hall, 200 N.W Third Street on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The
cost for the hour lesson is $10. Private instructions are also available.
Come and enjoy the fun with or without a partner. For more informa
tion call 772-794-9040.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.


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Gambling
Continued From Page 1

"Additionally, the diversion of
consumer spending from taxable
purchases to casino gaming re-
duces sales tax revenues," stated
the report.
Governor Charlie Crist and the
Seminoles entered into an agree
ment in 2007 that would allow the
tribe to provide higher stakes slot
machines as well as blackjack.
These are not available at other
gaming facilities in the state.
In return, the Tribe promised
that the state would receive $100
million in the first year; $125
million in the second year; and,
at least $150 million in the third
year.


Fees
Continued From Page 1

and $3.50 per boat for two days.
At the Scott Driver Boat Ramps
it cost tournament fishermen
$5 per boat for one day and $6
per boat for two days. Individual
sport fishermen did not pay this
fee. Tournament fishermen were
previously required to have li-
ability insurance while individual
sport fisherman were not. There
are no tournament size require
ment at either park. However, it
is encouraged and hoped that the
larger tournaments would use
Scott Driver. Tournaments will
still have to pay the appropriate
fees to use certain park facilities
such as the meeting room.
In other business, the board
also spent a considerable amount
of time listening to the concerns
of Larry Gabor who protested
the county's policy requiring ho-
meowners to put in concrete mi-
tered ends to driveway culverts
and pave their driveways over the
county right of way. He requested
a moratorium of the policy during


Brahmans
Continued From Page 1

couple of years.
"I played well. I really like
pitching. I feel for the first game
on the mound I did well. I can hit


Coach
Continued From Page 1

get an award like this."
Coach Botello said the vote
was a big surprise to him. He
noted it didn't just take into ac-
count a win loss record but the
improvement a team has shown.
He noted he was proud of the


County
Continued From Page 1

ever, the goal is to phase out gov-
ernment funding over a two or
three year period as private fund
ing increases.
Mark Smith made the presen-
tation about the program to the
board. He said that private indi-
viduals had pledged $33,250 and
the city donated $15,000. With
the furniture, office space and
in kind services donated he said
that a total of $75,000 had been
pledged to date.
Commissioner Ray Domer
questioned if this were the time
to act. He noted that there are
other things the board could do to
promote economic development
such as keeping taxes down.
"If you continue to do noth-


However, the Florida Supreme
Court nixed the pact and ruled
that Gov. Crist exceeded his au-
thority and that such a deal must
be approved by the Legislature.
The Tribe, however, has gone
ahead with its expansion plans.
Over a 10-year period it is es-
timated that the compact would
result in the state receiving $2.9
billion in revenue sharing. If the
state does get that much, states
the report, estimated total loss
es to the state in other revenue
sources would be $1.79 billion
-- or, 61 percent of the projected
revenue sharing from the Semi-
noles to the state.
The net added revenue to the
state would be $1.12 billion -- or,
39 percent of the shared revenue,
added the report.

these tough economic times pro-
testing it created a undue hard
ship on homeowners. He also
requested a moratorium on the
requirement to put sod on build-
ing sites.
Commissioner Joey Hoover,
who is in the asphalt business
and was on the planning board
when this ordinance was adopt-
ed, answered Mr. Gabor's state-
ments. He said that if driveways
were not paved, the edge of the
pavement would deteriorate at
the driveway as vehicles turned
off the pavement. Then the citi-
zens would have to pay to have
the road repaired. He said that
paved driveways prevent erosion
and that the shell rock on an un-
paved driveway would eventually
wash into the ditch blocking the
ditch and filling up the culvert.
Once again the road department
would have to clean out the ditch
at tax payers' expense.
Mr. Hoover said that one man
at the end of the street could
cause a lot of expense to the
other home owners on the street
because of flooding due to an im-
properly installed driveway.


my spots better and I have things
to work on." Douglas said she
tends to over throw sometimes
and just needs to practice more
to refine her pitches.
Hargraves said she likes the
fact that Douglas throws hard and
is left handed. She noted if Doug
las meets per potential, she likes

way his girls fought this year and
that he is on the road to building
a solid program.
"There's only one place to
go from here. We can't go back
down. We must go further. We
are stressing club soccer now.
We'll do what we can and build
from here."
The girl's also got Jordan As-
pden and Laura Saucedo named


ing that is exactly what you can
expect in results," was the opin
ion of newly sworn in Commis
sioner Joey Hoover. He thought
the board should try to make
something positive happen. He
reminded the board that this pro-
gram will also help existing busi-
nesses.
"This is the best effort and
best plan," was the opinion of
commissioner Clif Betts "If we
don't invest now times might get
worse."
Mr. Betts thought that some
existing businesses might be
thinking of expanding because
land is cheaper and contractors
are looking for work.
The vote was 4 to 1 with Mr.
Domer casting the lone dissenting
vote.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Also, the report continues, due
to the mainly non-taxable nature
of Indian Tribes, the extent to
which Seminole economic de-
velopment replaces current non-
tribal businesses or non-tribal
economic growth will determine
if the state -- or, local governments
- will gain or lose additional tax
dollars.
Mr. Weissert said additional
employment brought about by
the casinos was not part of the
study released March 20.
"The focus on this report was
only on projected revenues," he
said.
Despite the potential revenue
losses, Mr. Wenner states in his
report that the state needs the
compact. He points out that if
gaming continues on tribal lands

"It is for the overall benefit of
all citizens, Mr. Hoover said.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it,"
Mr. Gabor asserted. "There is no
road damage being done when a
shellrock drive is put in properly."
The board took no action on
Mr. Gabor's request for a morato-
rium.
In a road related action, the
board finally created the position
of road maintenance technician
after discussing it for the last two
meetings. This position involves
technical work in the area of zon-
ing, permitting and inspections.
Among other things the person in
this position would be concerned
with plans/blueprint review cer
tification, basic, intermediate
and advanced work zone traffic
control certification and asphalt/
pavement certification.
In other action, the board:
approved change order num-
ber 2 on the courthouse rehabili
station project which will result in
an addition of $27,898 to the cost
and a 42 day extension of time;
*proclaimed the month of
April to be Water Conservation
Month in Okeechobee County;


her chances.
"The big thing with Taylor is
her confidence. If she believes in
herself she is going to be unstop-
pable," she said.
Douglas said she believes the
Kissimmee Classic is going to be
very important for the team's suc
cess this year. She said it won't

first team all conference. Megan
Clements and Stephanie Horvath
were named to the second team.
Rachel Fairchild earned honor-
able mention. All but Clements
were seniors this year.
"I'm really proud of the girls
we got nominated, they were real
team leaders and will be hard to
replace," Botello added.
Clements had a great year in
the Brahman net and averaged 24
saves per match. She was named
the team MVP at their banquet
held in early March. Other award
winners were Fairchild as defen-
sive player of the year, and Ashtyn


then the state gets nothing in rev
enue sharing and is actually los-
ing money -an estimated $200
million annually by the fifth year.
"Florida cannot afford to have
Class III gaming at any Indian casi-
no without a compact to share in
the revenue," stated Mr. Wenner.
For more, the entire report
can be viewed at www.floridatax-
watch.org/research.
Florida TaxWatch is a non-
partisan, non-profit research insti-
tute. As an independent research
institute and taxpayer watchdog,
Florida TaxWatch does not accept
money from Florida state and lo-
cal governments.

approved the use of Douglas
Brown Community Center for the
six week summer youth program
of Chaka's Stars Foundation at a
cost of $1,625 which was calcu-
lated to be the county's cost of
operating the facility during that
time;
declined to authorize a
one year extension of Timothy
Schneider's specialty painting li-
cense;
appointed Herb Nix as an al-
ternate member of the construc-
tion industry licensing board;
tabled until next meeting
action on an animal control ordi-
nance;
authorized the sheriff to
apply for six law enforcement
grants;
authorized expenditure of
$40,000 for culvert installation at
the industrial park; and
set a meeting date of April 30,
the fifth Thursday in April rather
than the usual fourth Thursday.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.nenwszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


just be the games on the field
that matter. "It's important for our
team bonding because we are
such a young team. We have a lot
of things to work on as a team.
We are going to be the team for
the next few years and I have high
hopes for the rest of this year and
for next year."

Brown as offensive player of the
year. Heather Tinsley won the
most improved player award, and
Saucedo was named the District
player of the year. The Brahman
Award went to Aspden.
Botello said the off season will
be very important to the future of
the program. He has encouraged
the girls to play club soccer. Fif
teen girls from the junior varsity,
middle school and varsity teams
have gotten involved so far. Ce-
lia Fox runs the summer travel
league in Okeechobee.


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The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
9528, Hwy 78 West., will have
a "Casino Royale" on Saturday,
March 28, from 6 until 10 p.m.
There will be casino games, door

Obituaries

Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.

Raymond La Fortune, 79
OKEECHOBEE -Raymond La
Fortune, of Okeechobee, died March
26, 2009. He was 79.
He was born May 22, 1929. Mr. La
Fortune proudly served our country
in the U.S. Army. He was a member
of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church
and worked as a private yacht cap-
tain.
He is survived by his wife, Aline La
Fortune of Okeechobee; three
daughters, Coleen, Carol and JoAnn;
sons, Marty, Gary, Robert and Jef-
frey; brother, Richard J. La Fortune;
sister, Mary; nine grandchildren, and
one great-grandchild.
Interment of cremains with grave-
side services will be 1 p.m. Monday,
March 30, 2009, at Evergreen Ceme
tery with Father Hugh Duffy officiat-
ing.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
ww.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
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less fortunate receive $5 play
money. All proceeds will be do-
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lies in Need Fund." This event is
open to the public.




Roger A. Burton, 64
PORTAGE LAKES, Ohio Roger
A. Burton, of Portage Lakes, died
suddenly to complications fro Leu-
kemia on March 24, 2009. He was
64.
Born in Hattlesburg, Miss., on Aug.
10, 1944, he was raised in Okeecho-
bee, Fla., and had lived in the Port-
age Lakes area for the past 45 years.
He served in the Ohio National
Guard, was employed by Wheel In
ternational, former President of Ak-
ron Traffic Club and was a member
of Wayfarer Masonic Lodge 789.
He was a graduate of the class on
1962 from Okeechobee High
School, and a member of the unde-
feated basketball team that made it
to state that year.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Bobbie and Vera Burton.
He is survived by his "Darlin" wife,
Pam (Gay); mother-in-law, Jo'
daughter, Stephanie (Billy) Laskow
ski; step-daughters, Kelly Selby (fian-
ce Dan Hinton), Kern (Jimmy)
Mauro; step-son, Zach (Stacy Selby;
grandsons, Ben Mauro and Max Sel
by; brother, Wayne Burton; sisters
in-law, Patsy (Bob) Helbling, Paula
(Mike) Haddad; nieces, nephews
and many, many friends.
Calling hours will be today, March
27, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the
Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E.
Turkeyfoot Lake Road (Route 619 in
Green), with a Celebration of Life
service on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society, 23297 Commerce Bank
Road, Cleveland, OH 44122.


hold Spring Fest
On Saturday, March 28,
Okeechobee Christian Academy
is having its very first Spring Festi
val and Open House. The purpose
of the event is to invite the local
community to come and see the
changes ongoing at the school.
The school is offering an open
enrollment period with scholar-
ships available. We would like to
also say thank you to Okeecho-
bee for supporting the school for
31 years. The event will include
free activities such as face paint-
ing, kids activities, live music, a
bounce house and a free bar-
becue pork and chicken lunch!
The event will take place from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with tours
of the school on the hour from
10:30 a.m. For more information,
please call 863-763-3072 or go
to the website: www.Okeecho-
beechristianacademy.net.

Radio show discusses
children's needs
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM
will have Dale Kostakos, direc-
tor of community resources and
Kathy Derringer, Vice President
of the Baby Steps Division, help-
ing people succeed, on Saturday,
March 28 at 7:30 a.m. They will
be discussing meeting the needs
of developmentally delayed ba-
bies and children and youth with
mental or behavioral problems
and their families, as well as meet-
ing the needs of physically and
mentally challenged adults. This
discussion will be rebroadcast
again at 1 and 6 p.m. For more
information contact 772-320-0770
or www.hpsfl.org.


registration begins
Registration for the 2009 Spring
Softball Season will begin Monday,
March 30, at the Parks & Recre
ation office on 640 N.W. 27th Lane
(Sports Complex parking lot). An
organizational meeting for all in
terested players, managers, and of
ficials will be held on Wednesday,
April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Okeecho
bee Civic Center located at 1750
Highway 98 N.
Team fees are as follows: Men's
League $375 + ($25 ISA fee);
Women's League $325; Co Ed
League $325. To participate in
these leagues, fees must be paid
no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April
24. All checks must be payable to
"B.O.C.C." (Board of County Comr
missioners). Games are tentatively
scheduled to begin the week of
May 4. For additional information,
please call the Recreation Depart
ment at 863-763 6950.

4Hers, celebrity servers
The Okeechoee 4-H Bits and
Spurs Horse Club's Mounted Drill
Team will be "celebrity servers"
at Golden Corral on March 31 to
5 to 8 p.m. Tips given the servers
will go to help pay for the team's
entry fees and equipment.

Help with electric bills
Are you over 60? Is your FPL
electric service being disconnect-
ed? Are you low income? If the
answer to those three questions
is yes, please call Kim at Okeecho-
bee Senior Services, 863-462-5180.
We have additional EHEAP funds
available.


This month's "Dine with the
Doctor" medical series presenta-
tion will take place at Raulerson
Hospital on March 31. Dinner
serving time is 4:45 p.m. and
the doctors presentation will be-
gin at 5:30 p.m. Have you ever
wondered what happens in the
Radiology Department? Do you


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Alex Vennos M.D., Board Certified
Radiologist, present the radiology
process and describe the new
State-Of-The-Art equipment at the
hospital. Dinner is only $5 for the
entree', salad, rolls, dessert, and
beverage. R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at
863-824-2702 for a reserved seat.


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Funds sought to open a YMCA in Okeechobee


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Last year, local members of
the community began gathering
together to begin to formulate
ideas of what Okeechobee needs
in a local YMCA and possible loca-
tions and things a YMCA can offer
local citizens. The next step in a Y
coming to fruition in Okeechobee
is to complete a feasibility study
which will take approximately 60
days to complete once it is paid
for.
The feasibility study will cost
between $18,500 and $19,000.
This studywill allow the Y to make
sure of the size, possible locations
and the presence of a smart busi-
ness plan ensuring funding for
many years to come.
The YMCA of the Treasure
Coast currently has six locations
throughout their district and are
looking to expand programs into
Okeechobee County.
If you've been in one Y, you've
onlybeen inoneYMCA.AIIYMCA's
are unique and cater to the needs
of the community which supports
them. YMCAs are funded through
program fees, membership fees
and fundraising.
All monies that go through
a YMCA are private funds other
than any grants or funds from
organizations such as Children's
Services Council, United Way or
any other organization which
supports their local Y.
YMCA receives NO funds from
ad valorem taxes. In addition, all
funds raised for the Okeechobee
future Y would be placed in a re-
stricted account to only be spent
in Okeechobee.


When opening a new YMCA,
the community leaders involved
have to show that they are mis-
sion focused with presenting the
need for a Y and that it will be fi-
nancially viable.
Just what will it cost to bring
a YMCA to Okeechobee? Accord-
ing to Mr. John Lass it will take a
$1.5 million endowment to open
the YMCA in Okeechobee and ap-
proximately $8 million to build it.
They expect to need to allocate a
10-acre footprint of land for the Y
in Okeechobee. There are two lo-
cations on the table for a desired
location for the Y: rodeo grounds
on U.S. 441 North; county land
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex.
It will also take continued com-
munity support through utilization
of the facility in order to maintain
the programs and membership of
the facility. The estimated operat-
ing budget of the facility would be
approximately $1.5 million.
Since the idea of a Y came
about, a steering committee has
met to discuss funding options
for the feasibility study as well as
possible locations for the Y. The
following individuals were pres-
ent at the last meeting: Brandon
Tucker, Keith Walpole, Margaret
Helton, Ted Kelchner, Jim Vensel,
J.D. Mixon, Greg Thogersen, John
Lass, and Cindi Fairtrace.
The fee structure for this study
can be broken up into three one-
third payments benefitting fund-
raising. A business plan will also
be developed by the Y and the
committee so that the fundraising
approach in the community will
be more appealing.
Mr. Lass is the President, CEO


of the YMCA of the Treasure
Coast which serves Martin, St. Lu-
cie, Okeechobee and Indian River
counties. Throughout the coun-
ties, they strive to, "build strong
kids, strong families, and strong
communities."
The Y strives to bring families
together and create bonds within
families by providing them with
activities that they would other-
wise be unable to afford to do
together, allowing them to grow
as a family.
Despite its name, the YMCA is
not just for the young, not just for
men and not just for Christians. It
is, however, as their history illus-
trates, an association of members
who come together with a com-
mon understanding of the YMCA
mission and a common com-
mitment to the YMCAs vision of
building strong kids, strong fami-
lies and strong communities.
According to their Web site,
across the U.S., 20.2 million mem-
bers are part of 2,663 local YMCA
associations. Each association is
different, reflecting the needs of
the local community. A Y may
have a facility with a gymnasium,
pool, child care center or even
a school. It may be a storefront
operation delivering community-
based programs such as job train-
ing or youth and government. It
maybe a camp, or it maybe a sat-
ellite program in a local school.
It may be all of these things and
more.
Whatever the facilities, what-
ever the programs, what doesn't
change are the people. What
every YMCA has in common is
a dedicated group of people:
volunteers, staff, members and


donors-all of whom are com-
mitted to the YMCA mission. It
is the people of the YMCA who
build strong kids, strong families
and strong communities-and
you can help.
The nation's 2,686 YMCAs
respond to critical social needs
by drawing on their collective
strength as one of the largest not-
for-profit community service or-
ganizations in the U.S.
Today's YMCAs serve chil-
dren and adults of all ages, races,
faiths, backgrounds, abilities and
income levels.
YMCAs are committed to help-
ing:
Children and youth deepen
positive values, their commitment
to service and their motivation to
learn;
Families build stronger
bonds, spend time together and
become more engaged with their
communities; and
Individuals strengthen their
spiritual, mental and physical
well-being.
For more than eight decades,
YMCAs have offered Adventure
Guides and similar programs that
bring parents and children to-
gether.
YMCAs are collectively the na-
tion's largest providers of health
and well-being programs and
are always working to promote
healthy living for millions of
Americans through YMCA Acti-
vate America.
In addition to the programs
offered to communities, there
are also financial assistance pro-
grams-made possible annually
by more than $1.6 billion in pub-
lic and private support-opens all


YMCA programs to those in need
who could not afford to provide
these opportunities to their chil-
dren and their family.
YMCA is volunteer founded
and volunteer led, YMCAs depend
on the generosity and dedication
of their 548,926 volunteers across
the U.S.
If you would like to donate
funds towards the feasibility study
or be involved on the steering


committee for the new Y, or both,
please contact Brandon Tucker at
863-763-4010. Donations can also
be sent to YMCA of the Treasure
Coast Okeechobee Branch P.O.
Box 309 Okeechobee, FL 34973-
0309.
Postyour opinions I the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Property owners meeting
Treasure Island Property Owners were pleasantly encour-
aged with the attendance at their March 18, meeting of
County Administrator Lyndon Bonner, Commissioner
Margaret Helton and Certified Code Officer Beth Albert
at this community meeting. Also in attendance were Betty
Foster and Dave Anderson with the sheriff's crime watch
program. The objective of the meeting was working to-
gether to promote goodwill and respect for each other
by keeping our properties neat and clean, also to keep
a safe, drug and crime free community. Let's all do the
same for all of Okeechobee. Pictured are, left to right, Jay
Davies, George Zielinsky, Mrs. Albert, Mrs. Helton, Nancy
Zielinsky, Mr. Bonner and John Christopher Bonner.


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Andrea Rieffel Croslyn, 1990
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From left to right are: Eliza-
beth Wells, Principal of Evans
Middle School, Evansville,
Ind.; Bala Ambravaneswaran;
and Andrea Rieffel Croslyn,
formerly of Okeechobee. Bala
and Andrea were recently
honored for their community
service program at Evans.
The furniture, handcrafted in
India, was given as part of
the program's Diversity Day
in May 2008.


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The Jefferson Award, founded
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The local winners were rec-
ognized Thursday, March 19, at
the Celebration of Leadership
Awards program. Mrs. Croslyn
and Ambravaneswaran initi
ated a program at the Evansville
Middle School where 85 percent
of the 500 students receive free
or reduced price lunches. The
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math. The math scores went up
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school principal.
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teaching middle school students.
First they conducted a study to
identify student needs, which,
said Mrs. Croslyn, was done as a


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new ideas and mentoring.
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and Bala worked with students
to create an outdoor pond and
study space with benches and
tables. They also brought in en-
gineers from the company to
plot the locations of the feature
of their pond, such as rock and
vegetable gardens, a sundial and
plants. Subsequently, other SABIC
employees with a wide variety of
jobs held roundtable discussion
about careers, finance, and other
topics of interest to the students.
The mentors encouraged the
students not to be afraid of sci-
ence and math, to think ahead to
college, and to understand and
appreciate diverse cultures and
ways of thinking. They organized
science and match workshops,
put on a diversity fair, and took
their charges on field trips. The
teachers at the school were en
thusiastic about the collabora-
tion.


In addition to initiating and im
plementing the school program,
Ms. Croslyn also served as a Big
Sister to an individual student.
She helped connect other SABIC
employees in the Big Brother/
Big Sister program. School Princi
pal Liz Wells said that Croslyn is
an ideal example for girls at the
school.
After graduating from OHS,
Mrs. Croslyn went on to The Uni-
versity of the South in Sewanee,
Tenn., to major in chemistry and
minor in Russian. Subsequently
she earned her doctorate in ana
lyrical chemistry and environmen-
tal engineering at the University of
Florida.
Her colleague Ambravane-
swaran, a native of India, has a
doctoral degree in chemical en-
gineering. He is convinced that in
his work at Evans Middle School,
he has not only made a difference
to kids, he has become a better
parent in the process.
Andrea Croslyn is the daughter
of Robert and Karen Rieffel. She
is married to Michael Croslyn,


South Bay site considered for inland port E


By Nina G. Wills
Special to INI
SOUTH BAY The Port of
Palm has announced plans estab-
lish a 3,500-acre Inland Logistics
Center (ILC) in the southern Lake
Okeechobee region.
The announcement came at a
community meeting in South Bay
on March 20.
The industrial and commercial
center would include warehous-
es and would serve as a distribu-
tion hub for cargo. According to
Port authorities, the center would
also create thousands of jobs for
residents a welcomed reprieve
from the area's economic decline.
Over 100 people attended the fo
rum including city leaders and
commissioners from Belle Glade,
Pahokee, and South Bay.
"We are planning for the future
growth of western Palm Beach
County. We have many voices,
but my hope is that we will walk
out of here with one message,
one voice. We know that we need
that port in our communities. We
know that the job market is very
bleak right now," said Shirley
Walker-Turner, mayor of South
Bay.
Edward Oppel, chairman of
the Port of Palm Beach District
Board of Commissioners, ex-
plained that this would be the first
of many informative exchanges
of dialogue between the Port and
the community.
"It's all about jobs and eco-
nomic development for the Lake
region. That's all we're about.
It's not a port project; it's a jobs
project. It's a one stop-shop that
we think will provide a lot of the


economic solutions for this area,"
Oppel said.
By 2015, there will be a de
mand for 40-80 million square
feet of additional distribution
space in South Florida alone, ac-
cording to a Martin and Associ
ates Market Assessment Analysis.
The feasibility study determined
that 1 million square feet of space
employs approximately 300 900
individuals depending upon the
level of automation of the center.
Manuel Almira, executive di-
rector of the Port of Palm Beach,
explained that if the inland logis-
tics complex is 40 million square
feet and has 500 employees per 1
million square feet there would
be 20,000 new jobs created. This
number does not include pos-
sible jobs that are indirectly asso
ciated with the complex, such as
restaurants.
On May 1, the Port of Palm
Beach will be accepting requests
for qualifications from businesses
or parties interested in selling
their land for the site location. By
Aug. 1, the Port will have selected
site location finalists and will ex-
tend invitations to negotiate. Also,
the Port wants to develop a public
private partnership that includes
private sector financing and a
minimal amount of public funds
to develop this project, according
to Mr. Oppel.
Mr. Oppel said Port authorities
would partner with workforce de-
velopment to offer proper train
ing.
"As long as we keep it within
the Lake Region, no one will be
a loser. Everyone will be able to
take advantage of the jobs offered


through this inland logistics cen-
ter," Mr. Oppel said.
In Sept. 2008, the Palm Beach
County Commissioners voted to
endorse a plan for the future de-
velopment of the complex along
U.S. 27. Commissioners felt it was
in the best interest of the county to
officially support the center since
Hendry and Martin Counties were


also vying for the location site.
"The inland port has to be in
the Glades area. Jobs is exactly
what this area needs. It's the one
thing that will change the entire
face of the Glades. It will make
the Glades what it should have
been a long time ago," Palm
Beach County Commissioner Jess
Santamaria said.


Main Street Mixer
The American Red Cross hosted the March Okeechobee
Main Street Mixer on Tuesday, March 24. Over 50 guests
including Okeechobee Main Street President Maureen
Burroughs, American Red Cross Okeechobee Service
Center Director, American Red Cross Center Specialist,
Debbie Riddle, Julie Shook, American Red Cross Volun-
teer, Frank Riddle and Okeechobee Main Street Executive
Director, Toni Doyle enjoyed a night of networking, refresh-
ments and door prizes. Special thanks to The American
Red Cross, Tires Plus Total Car Care, Preya Persaud, MPT,
Mike's Okeechobee Guns and Total Car Care Detailing &
Pressure Washing for providing the great door prizes and
thank you to Raulerson Hospital for providing the refresh-
ments. Next month's Main Street Mixer will be held at Elite
Title, Inc. 311 N.E. Second Street. The public is always
invited to attend.


son of Jim and Becky Croslyn.
Michael Croslyn is a 1990 gradu-
ate of O.H.S. and The University
of Southern Indiana as well as an
Air Force veteran. He is a Certi-
fied Public Accountant with the
firm of Harding Shymanski and
Company in Evansville. They are
parents to Corinne, 10; Nicholas,
7; and Cooper, 4.
Andrea's corporate duties in-
clude considerable travel, not
only in the U.S., but to India, the
Netherlands, and China. When
asked by a cousin how she finds


time to raise three youngsters and
win community service awards,
she replied, "I raise my three as
best I can, and will maybe finally
get some sleep myself when I'm
dead. It's all good fun, though!
Seriously, if Michael wasn't such
a fantastic dad and partner to par-
ent with, I definitely would not
have time for anything like this!"
The Croslyns enjoy returning
to Okeechobee one or two times
a year to visit family and high
school friends.


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Twenty-six FWC recruits be-
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the academy for six months and
received a wide array of training,
which included accuracy with
firearms, alligator handling, ves
sel operation, defensive tactics,
all-terrain vehicle operation and
BUI/DUI identification. They will
spend an additional three months
with a field training officer.


The new graduates are as-
signed to counties throughout the
state. Two of the officers come
from different states. Officer Jar-
od Molnar is from Georgia and is
assigned to Palm Beach County,
and Officer Evan Laskowski is
from Maryland and is assigned to
Glades County.
The FWC's Division of Law En-
forcement protects and manages
755 species of wildlife and more
than 700 species of fish. The divi-
sion patrols 34 million acres of
public and private land, 8,200 miles
of tidal shoreline, 3 million acres of
lakes and 12,000 miles of rivers and
streams. FWC officers are autho-
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federal fisheries and wildlife laws.


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SET OF KEYS Lost Saturday,
March 21st Please call
(863)763-1146




BASSWOOD LARGE YARD &
GARAGE SALE Thur, Fri &
at, 8 am 3pm, 3935 NW
9t Ave. Men's & women's
clothes, shoes, purses,
tools, yard goods, Tandem
axle trailer, set of 6 rental
wall hangings w/mother o
pearl, Jenne air stove top 2
burners & grill
OKEECHOBEE 03/27 and
03/28, 10 4, 4422 HWY
441 NORTH, Huge Multi-
Family yard sale and Inven-
tory Clearance sale at ARS
Powersports on Hwy 441 N
just past high school, mo-
torcycle helmets and ac-
cessories, clothing, huge
savings!
OKEECHOBEE March 28,
2009, 7 am to 4 pm, 2581
SE 6th Ave, Palm Creek Es-
tates multi family neighbor-
hood garage sale one day
only. Located behind Home
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TAYLOR CREEK ISLE, HUGE
MOVING SALE 2536 SE
31s1 st, Fri & Sat 8 am -3
pm Furniture, lamps, deco-
rative items and much more






Employment 205
F me2Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment-
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




A/C SERVICE TECH
With min 5 yrs exp
Must have clean D/L & own
tools. Good pay, benefits.
DFWP No phone calls
accepted Apply in person
at312 SW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee.


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working conditions. Will train
Fax resume to (863453-6138


Immediate opening at
Okeechobee Juvenile
Detention Center food
service department.
Institutional cooking and
hands on experience
preferred. Competitive
Wages, Benefits. Must
pass background check
and pre-employment drug
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at 863-357-9922 ask for
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Experienced only need apply
For nights, weekends &
some weekdays (6pm-6am).
Smoke free environment
Must be CPR Certified & able
to pass drug & TB tests.
Background check also reqd
Fax resume to (863)763-9302
orcall (863)634-5765
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
MUST be experienced Needed
for Cardiologist Office
Mal resume to: PO Box 1268,
Okeechobee, FL 34973




SUPER GOOD Cleaning person
seeks work, thorough,trust-
worthy, dependable, diligent
reasonable (863)824-0545


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Ta Preparation 315




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Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Neded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much Morel
No Job Too Big or Small
(863)467-2917
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magamins535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapoi Unmo E Fabdic 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850




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entire stock only Call for
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YORKIE PUPPIES Regis-
tered Male, 1 Female
Shots & Wormed. $400
(863)801-1348



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.1 hape. $450

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H. Newton, A. Hair, G. Buck-
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(772)562-5567
WANT TO BUY ARMOUR CAT
FISH (863)673-7070


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




MURRAY Ride mower14.5
hp, 42" cut, Ind Eng Hydro
Dr, garage kept, ex cond
$300 (863)357-7161
SNAPPER MOWER Model #
SR150, 14 hp Kohler Eng.
30" cut, electric start, used
very little, $500
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Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Renta20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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$750 mo Pets okay upon
approval. Call 561-255-4377
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shaded, beautiful sw resi-
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plex apartment
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wd, lawn meant included,
$800 + $300 sec. Call
(863) 634-3572
KINGS BAY (Two 2/2, $695
per mo 1st & last, no pets
863 763-7301 or
863 697-1623
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES 2 BR,
1 BA Duplex Apt. Newly re-
modeled Tile floors through-
out Stove, Fridge Nice,
quiet area $625 mo + last
mo. & sec. (63)467-0627




Bass Capital Townhouse -
2br2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake (863)983-5260
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1 BR1BA, tst floor, furnished,
pool & tennis, boat dock, rec
room, very nice. Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693



BASSWOOD Newer 3/2/1,
W&D hookup, big yard,
$1000 mo, Istlast & sec
Avail 6/1/09 (863)697-2795
FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
IN TOWN Clean 2 5 BR, 1BA,
w/W&D hook up, lawn serve
Non-smk env., Small pet ok.
$750 mo. + $500 sec.
941-504-3954 or
941-366-6617
IN TOWN Clean 2BR, 2BA,
new appliances, laundry room
w/W&D, screen porch, lawn
serve Non-smk env, Small pet
ok $800 mo + $500 sec
941-504-3954
KINGS BAY Very clean 2/2/1
CBS home, W&D, nc lawn,
$950 Mo, $950 Sec
(863) 801-9163



ROOMMATE NEEDED Master
Bdrm w/ig walk in closet &
attached Den, Master Bath
w/Lg. Jacuzaz Tub. Access
to Lg. yard w/fence & back
porch w/Hot Tub. Newly
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$95,000 neg 863-610-0399
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accesories 3020
Marine Micellaneus 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
BROWNING 18 open bow,
with trailer inboard/outboard
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BONANZA 35' 1980 Travel
trailer w/2 tlpouts and att
screen room $3000 Lot
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(863)697-2065
COACHMAN 34' 1998 RV
w/ipout and art sunroom.
Like new cond. $8000 in
adult park (863)697-2065
COUNTRY 28' RV w/attached
sunroom $4000 in adult
park (863)697-2065
JOURNEY MOTORHOME 87 -
30 ft Affordable living, drive
t or park it. $6000 cash
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HONDA SHADOW 750 2004,
With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765



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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Whel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trcks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVY LUMINA 1997,
LOADED, NEW TIRES, 135K
MILES $1600
(863)801-5678
LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k mles,1 owner, good
cond. $4000 firm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266
PONTIAC GA, 1992, 66k
miles good cond, owner,
$2000 firm (407)436-1266
call from 4-8pm
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20"
$700 call (863)697-3524


HOUSE w/Lake Okee Access,
picture perfect 2/2 w/2 car
carport, boat house/2 slips,
dock, well landscaped, incl
lawn svc $950 mo
(863)610-1276
TREASURE ISLAND -
3BR, 2BA, with shed $800
move In, $750/mon1h.
Call 863-824-0981


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
House 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 Wantedlc65
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



TREASURE ISLAND 1981
SWMH 2/1, $55,000 Pre-
ferred Properties, Bebra Pin-
son 863-801-9163




BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, Inc 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & spring sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138500 OBO
(561)818-2348


Mobile Homes



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




A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2 golf
courses, partially urn w/d
$550 mo. or sale $25,000.
(772)341-6617
ALLA 56' 1981, 2 Bdrm
w/sunroom in adult park.
(863)697-2065
AMERICAN 38' 1990, Travel
trailer w/ att sunroom 8'
ceilings Lot #39 Dew Drop
Inn Park 8761 Hwy 78 W.
$4500 (863)697-2065
BEST VALUE
ON MARKET!
Newly remodeled 3BR/1.5BA
(or) 2BR/1BA situated on very
clean equestrian ranch 14
minutes from town center
Please No Pets. Call for move-
in special M-F 863-467-9800
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide
2 BR, 2 BA, C/AIr $500 meo.
3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air $600 mo
No pets (863)763-4031
FLEETWOOD Very nice
1992, 3/2 DW in clean quiet
adult park, screen porch/car-
port. $900 mo Incl wa-
ter/sewer/basic cable
(863)697-2065
OKEECHOBEE 2br, Iba with
large back porch & front
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot. $800
mo. Also a 1 br, Iba $500
mo. Call 863-634-3451


F250 EXI. CAB -1988, 73 I-
tre desel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200
(863)634 -2379



EZ GO W/4"llt, stereo, over
sized tires, enclosed, head
lights $1500 or trade for
pontoon trl (954)707-2274
GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond, $1450 or best offer
(863)467-2824




DEISEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed, extra tires excellent
condition, $3000 neg
(863)763-5253
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136



NOT HOME MADE 4'6" x 8',
front & side rail, spare wheel
wire $400, 3443 SW 23rd
st Oak Park (863)763-3036



Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5530




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CASE NO 2009 DR 132
N RE The Marnage et
CHIRANJIVI BHARATH JANNU,
Husband
and HANNAH JESSIE FRANCIS
TATAPUDI, Wife



iThe Husband Chiranlv Bheara
annu, b and rough his under-
signed arne, files this has Petonr
afr Disolon of Marnage and oter
relief and would show the Court as
follows
1 ils Is a Petion for Dissolution
of Marriage and Other Relef
2 The Husband has been a res
dent of the State of Florinda for more
tan s months priorto the iing of
this Petlon
3 Te parts were maned to
each other on december 7 2007 in
Warangal Andhra Pradesh, India and
have ceased to live together as Hus
band and nd Wi
4 The marnage between the par-
de is irretevably broken and there is
no hope or posnbldy of reconla-
Eon
5 Tne Husband in over the age of
ghteen years and is not a member of
the Armed Forces of the United States
6 ere have been no children
born of the marriage and the Wie is











I understand that I am swearng or
affirming under ath to the trulhlul
ness of the claims made in his affi-
davit and that the punishment lor
n owngl malr n a Mle statemenr
Includes ines andor Imprisonment
Chiranjv Bharath Jannu
Sworn to and subscnbed before me
on this the 10 O. .
by Chirarjiv Bh
personally known 1 iie ul win uul
provide Florida Dnver's License as
identdfnaton

I hereby e c of the fr
To has been furnished to Hannah
Jessie Francis Tatapudl by Notice of
Pubication and by mal to Pragamth
Pnde Apartments Apartment 102
Barkath Pura, Hyderebad, India
5000271hs 12th day of March
2009
GRAZI & GIANINO


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OR THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNE,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVoISION

IN RE ESTATE OF
RUSSELL 0 LANMAN,
Oeceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS








below
All creditors of the decent and other
persons having cam, or demands
aat deedet's estate incudng
unmatured, contngent or un iudated
cams, on whom a p of this nobce
is served must fie teir clams wh
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creators of the decedent and
oth erons who have aims or de-
neludg unmatured, contingent or un
iudated od im, must de neir dcms
wo ths Cout WTHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE ATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 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 OREVER
BARRDt NOTWITHSTANDING THE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR

The date o firs pubhcaton of this Neoce
is March 27th 2009
Mlchael L Lanman
Co Persona Rereentve
6533 Redbud Road
Robert 0 Lanman
C-Personal Representative







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-DR-100
DONNA LYNN ORTIZ,
Petiboner
and
JOSE ARMS ORTIZ,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO Jose Armes Ortiz










Sharon Robertson
AsCle ofthe Court
By Bea Rodnguez
As Deputy Cleth
314586 ON 3/27,4/3,10,1709
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIiA
Case No 200P-DR.121
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
KENNETH P WILLIAMS
Peotiloner/Husband
and
KRISTINA R SARGENT,
RespondentWife

CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO KRISTINA R SARGENT
Addresses Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Dissolution of
Marriage action has been fled and
commenced in this court








This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in
The Okeechobee News
Witness my hand and the seal of said
Court at Okeechobee, Flonda on this
17h day of March, 2009
e..t..ta'r st.o't,


9




10 Okeechobee News, Friday, March 27, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND POE
UES DBUIR !"
GLADES COUNTY FLOIDA
CIIL DIVISION
CASE NE 22-2008-CA-E00020
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY A TRUSTEE FOR LONG
BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-1,
DAVID MON2ON; CITIMORTGAGE, INC
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF 0AVID
MONZON, UNKNOWN TENANTSI, IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY
fendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE I HREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgmento of Foreclosure dated
the 16 day of March, 200, and en-
tered in Case No 22-2008-CA-00290
of the Crcud Court of te 20th Judicial
CircuI in and for Glades County, Flonda
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-1 is te Pln 0 and OID MON-
ZON, CITIMORTGAGE INC., THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DARID MONZON;
UNKNOWN TENANTSS, JOHN OdOE
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION 0O THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defan0 t I wol sel to he
isT and best bdder for cash AT
FR STEPS SOUTH OOR O
COURTHOUSE, at the Glades Cunty
Courtouse in Moore aven, Flonda, at
11' a .m on the 301 day of ApnL
2009, the following desnbed property
as set forth in saod Final Judgment, to
From the Souteast comer of eto
Northwest one-uarter of the NoNh-
west one-quarte of Sechon 27, Town-
ship 12 south, Range 30 East Glades
County, Rida; poceed South
0506'07 West, along the Central and
Soauem Honda Rood Contral Ddnct
mad dgt of way a distance of 338 80
feet to the Point of Beg0n0 g Fr0 n
sad Point of Beglnnng proceed South
8954'43" East, a distance of 1371 57
eetto the Westey rght of way of the
Seaboard Coasne Rlroad, thence
South 0815'14" East, along said ral-
road night of way a distance of 167 75
fee, thence scuNth 8959O4" West, a
distance of 1413 24 fee to the Easter-
ly rd night of way of the aoresad
central and Southern Honda Hood
Control Distrnct, thence North
0556'07' East, s0alo0 d road night
f way a dstce of 169 40 feet to the
point of beginning
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THOATE DA OF THE LIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance w1h te Rencams wth
Dlsabliie0 Act of 1990 (AA),
Disabled persons who, because of
tar dlsabilltle need sp0eal accom-
moda0on to participate n Is po-
ceedig should contant the Senior
Deputy Clerk AdnrstrahOn whose
Post Offie I located a the Lee
County Jusce Center, Room 3112,
1700 Mcnoe Street, R Myers FL
33901, Telephone 239) 335-2299 or
1 (800) 955-8771 (TOD) OR 1
(800 955-8770 Via Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date
Dated h2s 2Mh day of March, 2009.
Joe Flint
Clerk of The Orbu Court
By Jennaer Bevls
DepITy Cerk
E ,, 30 00 55I









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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINE
TEETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 200E-CP-39
JUDGE F. SHIELDS NMcANS
IN RE ESTATE OF
CONNIE L CRANFORD
Deceased
NOTIrCE TO CREDITORS
The adminmlsthon of the Estate of CON-
NIE L CRANFORD, deceased, File
Number 2009-CP-000039 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County Flonda, Pmbate Division, the

names and adesses of the personal
represenatve and the persona repre-
seave's a army are set forth be-
low
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All person o whom ths notice is
served who have obections that chal-
lenge the valdty of the will, the qualfica-
venue, or unsdicon of Is Court are re-
e to0 fle their oblectons wh this
ourWITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DAE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent and other
person harnig caims ao demands
against decedents estate on who a copy
of his nothce Is served wihin three
months afterth date of e first baiea-
n of this notice must file their lams
wh this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE O
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF E SERCEOF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other credors of the decedent and
persons having claims demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their clams wh thi court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED
The date of first 0pucaio of 0Is noice
is MARCH 20, 2009
personal Rpesentave.
WILLIAM ALBE CRANFORD
755 SW 85t Avenue
Ok0eehobee, Flonda 34974
Atnefor 5P6ersoal Represen0ive
Gerald lfebvre, Esquire
Flonda Bar No., 0219681
1910 South Parrot Avenue
Okeechobee, Ftnda 34974
(86 6 73-3333
314128 ON 3/20,27/200



The Workoce D0ev0opment Board of
e Treasure Coast Region 20 and he
Treasure Coast Wordarce Consortium
announces a meet of the Execute0
Commtee to which al persons are in0v-
ed'
Date & Time Friday, Apnl 3, 9 8- 000
am
Place Wor0Arce Devemdnent oard
of the Treasure Coast
Unvers Paork
54NW University Blvd.,
Suite 100
PortSt Lucie, Flonda 34986
PUROSETo discuss me concern-
ing the WorkfArce Investment Act, Work-
force Employment Opportunies, he
Welfare Transion Program, One-Stop
Career Centers, Fedeal Smulus Fundln
and the Workforce Development Board.
A copy of the agenda may be obtaned
by contacting
Workorce Deve opmen Board
of he Treasure Coast
UnrversIt Park
584 NW Unlvershy Blvd, Suite 100
Port SL Lucie, R onda 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decsIon made by the Boar wih respect
to any matter considered at he ae
referenced meeting, they will need to en-
sure a veratIm recording of he pro-
ceedings s made, which record includes
the tostmony and evidence upon which
e appeal s based, in order to provide a
315012 0 ,3/27/09


I~0 II~r~krT


PUBLIC NROTCE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE tm the Ce y Counld of tlh CS of Oa echolbe, Rnda wdl
on Tuesday, onl 7, 200 a 600 p m or as soon thereaftr py e, at City
55 SE 3rd Ave., Ceehobaee, L conduct a PUBLIC HEARIG on and thereafter t
consider id n reading of the following Ordnae into law NO. 104: iAN RDI.
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; PROVIDING AN ADDITI NAo
HOMESTEAD EXEMPION FOR PERSONS 65 AND OLDER AS AUTHORIZED B
SECTION 196.075, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SCOPE OF THE EX
EMPTIDN AND PROCEDURES FOR MAKING APPLICATION OR THE ADDITION
AL EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILTY AND AH
EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the pubic ae encouraged to atend and particpate in sad heamng
he proposed Ordnance may be inspected in its entire by members of the pub
le in mhe Oice of he Ci d ng regular business hours, Mon-Fn
8am-4'30pmT, xcpt for holidays
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AN BE ADVISE that if any person desires to aneal ant
adecson made by the C Council wi respect to any matter consided at th
hwanng, such interested person will need a record of the proeedings, and ta
such purpose may need to ensure a vebatim record of the proceedings is made
which record Inldes te testimony and evidence upon whi the ea is to bI
based City Clerk media are r the soe purpose of backup for official records ol
the Clerk.
In accordance wih the Amencans wit Uisabilty Act (AA) and Roida Statte
286 26, persons with dlsablies needing special accommoabion to partlacpte in
hiS proceeds should contact Lane Ganotea no later than two 2) woedng day
pnor to the p ceedig at 863-763-3372 x215; 0 hear0 g or voice impaired, cal
TOD 1-800 -55-8770 (voce) or 1-00 55-8771 (TTY)
Lane, Gamtea CMC, CITY CLERK
314318 ON 3/27/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDO02
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tat ABDUL M CUMBER REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST 5
PERCENT AND the hdder of he folowin ceatiae has ed said cercats for ic o
tax deed to b issued tereon The 0 rate number and year of issuance, e de
scnpn of the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Ceroficate No 3487 Year of Issuance May-30-2002
Oescnption of Propyey TALL PINES ESTATES LOT 22
1.18-37-36-0l010-O-ng00220
Sad property bang in the County of Oeechobee. Sate of Flonda
Names) In which assessed
ALICE OINS
MICHAEL GOINS
Unless said certfica shal be redeemed a0cordmng to law, the property in such 0 er
ticate shal be sold to he highest bidder at the Okeechoee County Judicial Cente
Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3r Street, Okeechobee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., or
the 16th day of Aprl, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechob0e County, Ronda
is/ Robn R. Pash
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In accor
dance with the Amencans With Disabltes Act, perons needing a special accom
modation to parbcipate in ths proceeding should contt Court Adminiain
later than seven days pnor to te proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Cnve, Port St
Lucle, RHonda 34986, 1772,807,4370 wVan two wnoing days of your receipt o
this notice, IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPARIE CALL 1 800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1 800 955 8770
311631 ON 3/13 20,27 4/3/09


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE 0thto te C0y Counedl o te Coty f Okeecholee, Ronda w
on Tuesday, Apnl 7,2009 a 6 00 p m or as soon thereafr posse, at City Ha
55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
consider final reading of he following Ordinance ino law NO. 994: AN OR
RANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR A COMP
HENSIVE AMENDMENT TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION
ORDINANCE NO. 716; DIVISION 5 THEREOF, FROM SECTIONS 905 1
THROUGH 90-600; PROVIDING FOR RESCI81ION OF THESE SECTIONS
THEIR ENTIRETY; PROVIDING FOR CREATION OF DIVISION 5 SIGN OR
NANCE; PROVIDING FOR ENACTING A UNIFORM SIGN CRITERIA; PROIDI
FOR REGULATION OF SIGNAGE AS PROVIDED HEREIN; STTING FORTH DE
HITONS; REQUIREMENT OF PERMIT AND MAINTENANCE; PROVIDING FO
EXEMPT AND PROHIBITED SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR TEMPORARY SIGNS; PR
HIDING FOR SIGNS IN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL AREAS; PROVIDINo
FOR CONFLICTS AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All meemsbers of the public are encouraged to aNend and parcipat in said heanng
The proposed Ordinance may be nected In s entry by members of te pu
he in he Office of the City k lunng regular bsins hours, -Fn
PLEAS E TAKE NOTICE RD BE VISE that f any person desires to appeal an
decision made by the CI Council wih respect to any matter consldaed at hl
heaing, such terested person will need a record of he proceedings, and
such pupose may need to ensure a vebatm record of te pmoeed0n0gs is made
which record includes te temony and evidence upn which the appe s to be
based. City Clerk media are for the e purpose of backup for official records o
te Clerk
In accordance with the Amencans with DiOsabilty Act (ADA) and orilda Statute
286.26, persaos wt dsabis needing special accmmodabon to parti0pae 11
Is poeedmig should contact Lane Gaotea no laer than two (2) working day0
nor to the feeding at 863-763-3372 x215; 1 hearing or voice imptred, cal
I10 1-80000- 0877 voice) or 1-800-958-8771 (TOY)
Lane Garitoea, CMC, CITY CLERK
314316 ON 3/27/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
200STD001
IOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SAMMY HACOCK the holder of the following oer
toate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a ta deed to be issued thereon The cerfi
:ate number and year of issuance, the descnption of the property, and he names
n which it was assessed are as follows
ermficae No, 2649 Year of Issuance, May30-2002
e0on 0of Propr WHISPERING PINES HEIGHTS LOT12
04 In370-0300 0E0050 120

'ALE0 OAH11C

0ry As00mb1 Room, 312 n Street Okeechobee, Floda a 1000
he 161b day of April, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
1HARON ROBERT0ON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
ke0cho6ee County, Flonda

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NO'TCE OF MEETNG
Okeechabe Cony Contruio Industry
Licensing Board

neeTn on Tuesday Anl 7,2009 3 3 PM The plic meeting wll be held a
he Oeechobee County Health Dearent Auditum, located at he 1728 N W
h Avenue, Okeechobee, Ronda For more normaon, contact Barbara Cash at 0tt
'lann0 and Dev0omt ent Dament 499 N W 5th Street, Okeechobee, Flond
149726, D(83)693-5548,
U1 interested padres shall have the opportuniy to be heard at tns puMl meeing
iny person deciding to appea any dec0slon by the Licensing Board 0wh respect
my mater considered at this meeting wll need to Msure that verbam record of t
proceeding Is made and that the recod includes the esm.nya and erdance epol
which the a0 eal f il be based Planning and Development tapes are f the s
purpose of backup for fiscal record of te eparment
larbara Cash, Secretary to Board
1keechobee Cou Coonstruct
ndstry bensing Boad
114061 O 03/20,27/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
200TDOO03
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DONALD C MOONEY 0he holder of he ollowin
;eNrtficate has filed said ceriflcaes) for a tax deed to be issued tereon The cer
imate number and year of issuance, he desmpbon of he property, and L
names) i which was assessed are as follows
erbficate No. 3444 Year of 0suance, May30in-2002
es0cn5lon of Prop0ery' COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAO
SECTION 17; THEO C SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAS
LONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SA SECTION 17 A DISTANCE 01
80.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.
i4TH AVENUE; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAS
LONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 2,48.2 PEET TI
I POINT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST A IS
DANCE F 800.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTI Ul
iOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 11 3
REET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECCoDI
WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DES EEl
A4 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 112.0 FEET TO A P N
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTE 0 SOUNDS 07 EAST A DI0ST. ICI
100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 EC
IOHN CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY UHE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSH 3T
OTH RAGE O36 EAS, tOKEECHOBEE COUNT, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE S
SDREES 24 MINUTES 0 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE /4 SEON INI
OR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MIN
SITES 22 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF TH
IORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DIS' NE OF 102.00 FEET; THENCI
IUN SOUTH 08 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECCsIDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THI
SOUTH BOUNDARY UNE OF THE NORTH 1/2 0 SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DIS
ANCES OF 800.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CUONTNUI
iOUTH 89 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECOND IS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OI
12.30 REENT THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGF ES 04 MINUTES 22 SECOND!
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET; THE E RUN NORTH 9 DEGREES 2,
MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANT OF 112.30 FEET; THENCE ROu
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Health Department Report


Happy Birthday -
Wash your hands!
By Melissa Boney, R.N.
Okeechobee County Health
Department
Did you know that each year in
the U.S. there are approximately
52 million cases of the common
cold? And that approximately 10
to 20 percent of Americans are
infected with the flu virus each
year? It has been estimated that
there are 164 million school days
missed each year as a result of
acute illnesses.
All of these statis-
tics could drasti-
cally be reduced
by simply good
hand wash-
ing techniques.
Here is another
fact, there are
between 2 to 10 Melissa
million bacteria Boney
that lives and
multiplies between your finger-
tips and elbows. This should help
you remember to wash.
Good hand hygiene starts with
washing your hands in warm
running water. Use regular liquid
soap as bar soap tends to provide
the perfect environment for germs
to live and multiply. Anti-microbi-
al soap may also cause bacteria to
become more resistant making it
more difficult to kill. After apply-
ing soap, rub your hands together
vigorously making sure to wash
in between your fingers, under
fingernails, backs of your hands,
and your wrists. You should do
this for 15-20 seconds or the time


it takes to sing "Happy Birthday"
twice. Don't let anyone hear you
singing! Rinse well with warm
running water and then dry your
hands with either a clean or dis-
posable towel. Try to avoid using
a hand towel for drying unless it
is clean and dry, used hand tow-
els tend to have bacteria that can
multiply from 1 to 2 million in just
4 hours. After drying your hands,
you should use a dry towel to turn
off the faucet.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers
are a good alternative when there
are no soap and water available.
Actually, these sanitizers are better
than soap and water when killing
bacteria and viruses. When buy-
ing hand sanitizers, you should
make sure it is alcohol-based by
at least 60 percent. Some sanitiz-
ers do not contain alcohol there-
fore is less effective in killing
germs. Apply a small amount, ap-
proximately a '/2 tsp in the palm
of your hands. Rub them together
making sure the sanitizer covers
your fingers, palms, and the top
of your hands completely. Con-
tinue rubbing hands together un-
til they are dry. However, if your
hands are visibly dirty, soap and
water would be best.
Prevention is always best
when dealing with illnesses such
as the common cold or the flu.
Developing good hand washing
habits will always help in keeping
you healthy. It doesn't take much
time or effort to do but will pay off
when it comes to your health.
Melinda Boney is an R.N. at
the Okeechobee County Health
Department and Okeechobee
High School.


Woman accused of


spitting in deputy's face


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A woman was arrested and
taken to the county jail when
she was reportedly stopped for
speeding then allegedly spit in the

Cynthia Tom-
mie, 39, Frank
Shore Road,
Okeechobee,
was arrested
March 24, on a
felony charge of
battery on a law
enforcement of-
ficer. She was Cynthia
also arrested on Tommie
misdemeanor
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and disorderly conduct.
Tommie was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $23,500.
The woman was stopped
Tuesday in the 200 block of U.S.
441 S. at 12:49 a.m. for traveling
65 mph in a 40 mph zone, stated
an arrest report by Deputy Ste-
ven McKinley of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
After stopping the woman the
deputy stated he noticed two
open beer bottles, from which
someone had obviously drank, in
the center console of her Toyota



Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Richard Davis Combs Jr., 56,
S.E. 30th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 24 by Deputy Bart
Potter on a felony charge of false
imprisonment and a misdemean-
or charge of domestic battery. His
bond was set at $1,000.
SRandall Veazie, 32, N.E. 18th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 24 by DOC's Joseph Crac-
chiola on charges of violation of
probation escape, violation of
probation battery on a law en-
forcement officer and violation
of probation resisting a law en-
forcement officer with violence.
He is being held without bond.
Tiffany Platt, 22, S.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 25 by Deputy Sarah Green
on a charge of fraudulent use of a
credit card. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
Ronald Bryant Clements,
48, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested March 25 by Deputy


sports utility vehicle.
When the deputy told the
woman he was going to have
her perform some field sobriety
exercises she became enraged
and started cursing and threaten-
ing him, stated the report. At one
point she intentionally spit in the
deputy's face, the report added.
A female deputy then arrived
and searched the woman.
At the jail, Tommie refused to
get out of the deputy's patrol car
and had to be forcibly removed
by corrections officers, stated the
deputy.
Deputy McKinley went on to
state in his report that a breath
test was administered at the jail.
On the first breath sample her
blood alcohol content (BAC) was
.222 and her second BAC sample
was .219, indicated the deputy's
report.
The legal limit in Florida is .08.
Deputy McKinley went on to
state in his report that he issued
Tommie traffic citations for illegal
speed, having an open alcoholic
beverage in the vehicle and for
driving under the influence.




Randal Parker on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation grand
theft. He was released on his own
recognizance.
John Ellis Marlowe, 45, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested March 25 on
a warrant from Kentucky charg-
ing him with two counts failure to
register as a sexual offender. His
bond was set at $11,000.
Paulette Smith, 37, S.W
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 25 by Deputy Jo-
seph Hall on a Polk County war-
rant charging her with failure to
appear worthless checks. She is
being held without bond.
Jessie James King, 45, N.E.
14th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 25 by DOC's Alfreda
L. McFarlane on a felony charge of
violation of probation tampering
with physical evidence. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of violation of probation -
possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


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Freedom Outreach


Fishing is back


By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Freedom Outreach Fishing
Series II is back!
Freedom Outreach Fishing
is sponsored by Freedom Out-
reach Ministries. The first of
six tournaments will be held
on Sunday, March 29 at Lock 7
boat ramp.
All tournaments will be held
at Lock 7 boat ramp from safe
light until 2 p.m. Entry fee for
each tournament will be $80.
Entry will include Big Fish Pot
and Classic Fund. There is a 70
percent payback on all tourna
ments.
Participants must fish at least
four of the six tournament in
order to qualify for the Classic,
which will be held on Sept. 27.
The Classic is a one-day event
with a $120 entry fee.
In case of low water levels
Taylor Creek will be used as a
back up ramp.
Rules for the tournaments
are as follows:
Limit of five fish per boat.
12 inch minimum.
No culling at the ramp.
1/4 pound penalty per
dead fish.
Short fish disqualification.
Operating aerator and live
well is mandatory.
Life jackets are mandatory
while gas engine is in opera-
tion.
Safe boating and fishing
practices must be observed at


all times.
Kill switch must be at-
tached to driver any time com-
bustion motor is running.
Any participant under 18
years of age must have signa-
ture of parent/legal guardian on
registration form.
No drugs, no alcohol.
S1 Ilb. penalty per minute for
late weigh-in. After 15 minutes
late, teams will be disqualified.
All fish are to be lake re-
leased.
No radios or cell phones
except in case of break down or
emergency.
Only artificial lures with
the exception of pork rinds may
be used.
In case of tie, the two plac-
es will be added together and
winnings divided equally.
Exemption cards will be
handed outat registration.
Polygraph tests may be
administered at tournament of
ficials' discretion.
Tournament officials' deci
sions are FINAL!
Please register early. For
more information or for regis
tration forms, please call 863-
634-3790 and or 863-634-9889.
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Christian Team Trail draws 37 boats


The Christian Team Trail was
held Saturday, March 7, 2009, at
Okee-Tantie with 37 boats.
First place was Bob Owens
and Fred George with 14.89 lbs.;
second place was Mike Krause
and James Krause with 14.44
lbs.; third place was Bill Rose and
Craig Smith with 11.45 lbs.; fourth
place was Jimmy McMillan and
Jerod McMillian with 11.03 Ibs.;
fifth place was Les Tory and Jack
Harrison with 10.41 lbs.; sixth
place was Mac Russell and Beau
Rodgers with 9.91 lbs.; seventh
place was Leroy Bauer and Joe
Wozar with 9.25 lbs.: and eighth
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Big Fish winners were Robert
Stafford and Dalton Yancy with
a 4.52 lb. fish and Second Place
Big Fish winners were Carl Lewis
and Hunter Broggie with a 4.44
lb. fish.
April 4 will be the Christian
Team Trail Bill Conway Bass Clas
sic Tournament. Weigh in at 1
p.m. at Okee-Tantie.


Submitted photo
Big Fish winners in the March
7 Christian Team Trail tourna-
ment were Robert Stafford
and Dalton Yancy with a 4.52
Ib. fish.


Submitted photos
The Christian Team Trail was
held Saturday, March 7, 2009,
at Okee-Tantie with 37 boats.
First place in the March 7
Christian Team Trail fishing
tournament went to Bob Ow-
ens and Fred George with
14.89 Ibs.


Submitted photo
Second place in the Chris-
tian Team Trail tournament on
March 7 went to Mike Krause
and James Krause with 14.44
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Tennis teams have rough afternoon against Jensen


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jensen Beach High School
showed why they are one of the
best tennis programs in the area
when they swept the Okeecho-
bee High School tennis teams in
Okeechobee Tuesday afternoon.
Jensen won the boys match in
lopsided fashion 7-0, and didn't
lose a set. The girls match was
much closer but the Lady Falcons
pulled out a tough 5-2 victory.
On the boys side Stefan Hogle
defeated Corey White 6-0, and
6-2. Anthony Agee defeated Zach
Fowler 6-0, and 6-1. Michael
Kuhns defeated Alex Nielson 6-1,
and 6-0. Mark Langer defeated
Max Norman 6-0, and 6-0. Matt
Romano defeated Kyle Lunt 6-0,
and 6-3.
Lunt, a sophomore, said it
helps him to play better plays,
"It helps a lot. It gives you expe
rience. I hope to move up in the
next couple of years and get bet
ter," he said.
Lunt dropped the first set and
didn't have a single break point
on Romano's serve. He was
competitive in three games but
couldn't match Romano's quick-
ness, and pace on the ball.
Lunt put together a good
stretch of tennis early in the sec-
ond set and only trailed 4-3 at
one point. He said he tried harder
and got a good pep talk from his
coach Bryan Van Camp.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Kyle Lunt had a tough time in a straight set loss to Matt Ro-
mano of Jensen Beach Tuesday.


"I played okay today I could
have played better. They were
a very solid team and he played
really good baseline tennis," he
added.
In doubles Hogle and Agee
defeated White and Fowler 8-2.
Kuhns and Langer defeated Niel
son and Norman 8-1.
The girls played well and were
in every match. Kari Berger ex-
tended Kylie Carson to a third
set and played very well despite
a 6-3, 3-6, 5-7 loss. Berger and
Carson banged away at each
other for close to two hours be-


fore a winner was determined.
Shaina Ragamat lost to Sarah
Montgomery 6-3, and 6-3 in an-
other good match. Alisha Wilcox
had a chance to serve for the sec-
ond set before she fell to Emma
Dwyer 6-4, and 7-5. Katie Walker
battled with Katie Olivera and lost
6-2, and 6-4. Number five seed,
Liz Turner got off to a good start
and used her stronger strokes and
baseline game to defeat Aubrey
Moran of Jensen Beach, 6-2, and
6-4.
In doubles play, the team of
Katherine Ragamat and Katie


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Liz Turner won in straight
sets, the only singles player
to get a win for Okeechobee
against Jensen Beach.
Walker lost to Carson and Mont-
gomery 8-4. Okeechobee got
their second victory behind the
doubles team of Shaina Ragamat
and Alisha Wilcox. They beat Dw-
yer and Olivera 8-3.
The tennis teams hosted Lin-
coln Park on Wednesday. The
teams travel to Martin County on
Monday and return home to play
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OHS flag football team hosts home game

Seminole Ridge Coach Aus- yard touchdown for the Hawks a couple of pass receptions for
tin Bowe said his team played JV Okeechobee. Nettira Ridley and
well and have now tossed three Chaqueisha Silvers had a QB Meaghan Thomas also grabbed
shutouts in a row, "A lot of our sack for Okeechobee. Lois Billie some flags for the Brahman de-
girls have played since they were pulled several flags and added fense.


Meaghan Thomas (left) and Lois Billie (right) try to grab the flag of Alexa Wilhelm of Seminole
Ridge during a touchdown run in the first half.


uLecrLFoe VVuwD/iarles iurpny
Okeechobee QB Deanna Davis attempts a short pass as Ash-
ley Fragale converges for Seminole Ridge. Also in photo is
Billie Jo Freeman (left).


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The scores might have been a
little lopsided Tuesday but both
the Okeechobee High School ju-
nior varsity and varsity flag foot-
ball games were very exciting
Tuesday at Brahman stadium.
The JV girls lost to Seminole
Ridge 48-0 and the varsity girls
dropped a 45-0 decision to the
Lady Hawks.
Kori McMahon returned two
interceptions for touchdowns
in the varsity game to lead the
Hawks, (3-1). Okeechobee fell to
(0-3).
The Hawks made intercep-
tions a habit on Tuesday. Char-
lene Thome scored the first
touchdown on a pass from Hillary
Mears and a two point pass gave
Seminole Ridge an 8-0 early lead.
On Okeechobee's next drive, Mc-
Mahon picked off a pass over the
middle and returned it 16 yards
for another score.






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