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Vol. 100 No. 116


Deputy's patrol vehicle
hits cows ... Page 3

Index
Classifieds.................................. 4,15
Community Events..................6... 6
Crossword .. ........................... 15
Obituaries 6
O pinion..... .............. ......... 4,5
Speak O ut ......................................... 4
S po rts .......................................... 9, 16
W eather ......................... .......... ......... 12

Lake Levels

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SEECHOBEE EWS


Sunday, September 27, 2009



'Lake Clewiston' l1


Waterfront development
proposed on south side
of Lake Okeechobee
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"Lake Clewiston" and the Ever-
glades restoration were topics of
discussion at the Friday, Sept. 25
meeting of the County Coalition
for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the
Lake Worth Lagoon. This orga-
nization, which meets quarterly
in Okeechobee, is made up of
county commissioners represent-
ing Glades, Hendry, Highlands,
Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceo-
la, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie
counties.
Forest Michael, landscape ar-
chitect, addressed the group on
possible economic development
of Lake Hicpochee, southwest of
Moore Haven, and what he called
"Lake Clewiston" for lack of a bet-
ter name. Lake Clewiston, slightly
west of the City of Clewiston, is a
former Lake Okeechobee bottom
which was separated from the rest
of the lake by the construction of


the Herbert Hoover Dike. It is 728
acres and contains dead melaluca
trees.
Mr. Michael discussed what he
called an integrated watershed ap-
proach combining economic de-
velopment, community and eco-
system. His program relies heavily
on "ecotourism." as well as water
treatment and storage. Both lakes
are mostly owned by the State of
Florida, so their development by
the state would not take any more
property off the tax roles.
Mr. Michael said that in 1925
plans were drawn for waterfront
areas with a marina, pier and ho-
tels on the shore of what he calls
Lake Clewiston. However, because
of the 1928 hurricane, those plans
did not come to pass. Mr. Michael
has submitted for two grants for
the City of Clewiston to construct
a public access beach and wildlife
habitat for that area.
"This lake could benefit the
community very well," he said,
adding that it could be a great spot
for bird watching.
Both Lake Hicpochee and Lake
Clewiston could be used for water

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City council to finalize 2009/10 budget


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Following a public hearing
Tuesday evening the Okeechobee
City Council will adopt a millage
rate and budget for the coming fis-
cal year.
The proposed millage rate re-
mains at 6.7432, which will bring
in slightly over $6.74 in taxes for
every $1,000 of assessed value.
One mil equals $1 for every $1,000


of assessed val ff\ou1 go The proposed
ue. Even though I" you go .. budget has gen-
the millage rate What: Public hearing on the eral fund ex-
is the same, City of Okeechobee budget penditures total-
some people will Where: Okeechobee City ling $5,278,639,
pay less taxes be- Hall, 55 SE Third Ave. which is a 2.7
cause property When: 6 p.m., Sept. 29 percent decrease
values in the city from the current
have decreased year's general
about 15 percent. Because of de- fund expenditures. However, over
creased property values, the city all expenditures, which include
expects to receive $271,00 less in capital projects and the public fa-
property taxes, cility improvement fund, increased


1.8 percent to $7,235,248 due to
several capital projects and the
purchase of new radios in order
to participate in the county's new
radio system. While the proposed
budget contains no pay increases
for employees, they will get their
normal longevity raises.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
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September 27, 2009






Deputy hits cows with patrol unit


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A deputy with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) was uninjured after
he reportedly hit two cows with his patrol
vehicle Thursday night, Sept. 24.
According to OCSO Detective Ted Van
Deman, Deputy Michael Hazellief struck
the animals around 9:10 p.m. while driving
north on N.W 144th Ave. near its intersec-
tion with N.W 302nd St. The detective said
one of the animals had to be destroyed at
the scene due to its injuries.
The deputy's report states that he was
traveling along the dark road when he saw
three cows in the road. He drove onto the
shoulder of the road in an effort to avoid hit-
ting the bovines.
However, he hit one cow with the left
front of his F-150 pickup then hit the second


animal with the truck's right front.
Detective Van Deman said one of the ani-
mals vanished into some nearby woods, but
the other cow was severely injured with a
broken back. He said the animal tried sev-
eral times to stand but couldn't.
Deputy Hazellief was forced to euthanize
the animal with his .40 caliber Clock service
weapon.
The detective said its not known who
owns the cows and that the animal was
killed to end its suffering, which is the sher-
iff's office policy. The deputy's report did
not indicate what was done with the dead
animal.
At this point, added Detective Van Deman,
the F-150 is estimated to be a total loss.
The detective went on to say he did not
know how fast Deputy Hazellief was travel-
ing when the accident occurred.


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The following people are ri option of remaining anony-
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Wanted persons. There are a reward if the information
active warrants for each of results in an arrest.
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conjunction with the age of County escape warrant
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Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under 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 Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Walter Jackson, 52, N.E. 16th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by
Deputy Justin Akins on a felony charge of
burglary. He was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of trespass. His bond was set
at $2,500.
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Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 23
by Deputy Corporal Timothy A. Higgins on
a charge of failure to register as a sexual of-
fender. His bond was set at $1,000.
Margaret McBride, 46, N.W. 37th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by
Deputy Adrian Rogers on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. Her bond was set
at $1,000.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
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Man beaten, robbed; 3 charged


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three teenagers have been arrested
and charged in the beating and robbery of
a man as he was walking a female friend
home.
Charged with felony robbery were:
Jessie James Wright, 19, N.E. 11th Lane,
Okeechobee; Jonathan Jenkins, 16, N.W.
Ninth Ave., Okeechobee; and Terrance
Torell Spivey, 17, N.W Ninth St., Okeecho-
bee.
Wright is being held in the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $20,000. After
being booked into the county jail, Jenkins
and Spivey were taken to the Department
of Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
An arrest report by Detective John Zei-


gler, of the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), indicates that the 37-
year-old man was walking a female friend
home around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22,
when he was jumped by three assailants in
the 1200 block of N.W Ninth Ave.
The male victim, who was reportedly
robbed of about $300 in cash, suffered in-
juries to his face, stated the detective.
Detective Zeigler said when the wom-
an's companion was jumped by the three
ruffians, she fled from the scene because
she feared for her life.
The OCPD investigator said witnesses
at the scene identified the robbers and, be-
cause of that help, he was able to get an ar-
rest warrant for Wright and take-and-hold
orders for the two juveniles.


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Grocery stores
Here lately I've noticed that the cereal
boxes in the grocery stores aren't anywhere
near as full as they used to be. The boxes are
about the same size, but there's not as many
Cheerios in them. What's happening? The
worst is the toilet tissue. A roll of ordinary
tissue used to last twice as long. The rolls
seem to be the same size but I don't believe
they're packed as tight as they used to be.
Are they trying to pull one over on us? Are
the wholesale grocers just trying to give us
less for the same money? This isn't just my
imagination is it? Tell me you've noticed
it too before I start going bananas. Oh, ba-
nanas are the same size as they used to be,
aren't they?
The problem isn't with the stores it is
with the manufacturers.
They are sticking it to us every way they
can think of, both the manufacturers and
the stores. The toilet paper, they make the
cardboard roller a larger diameter and wrap
it looser so that it appears the same, but you
can tell when you lift it off the shelf it is not
as heavy. With many other items, after they
continue raising the prices, they cut down
on the weight so they can charge the same.
There have been many stories on this
for the last six months in the news. Look at
the bottom of the peanut butter jars. They
are raised. Many containers are smaller or
contain less volume. With the tissue, I look
at the sq feet. On other items, I look at the
weight.
Nobody is cheating us but there have
been stories in the news about less product
for the same price or higher price. What they
do is to print on the package the weight or
what ever of the content and price per unit
so you know what you are getting but it has
become less and less for the same price.
Manufactures are the cause and not the re-
tailers. The retailers probably make the same
profit they always did.


k Out


Unemployment IS1
How are the unemployed are counted?
Who are they counting, for instance? If a per-
son has been on unemployment compensa-
tion that has run out is he still counted? I am
usually the negative one, but if we have 10 As I See It
percent unemployment doesn't that mean
that 90 percent of the employable are still
working, and why can't they be carrying our By Rodney B
economy in such a way that we wouldn't be Chairman, Florid
seeing all the bad stuff that is happening. Conservation Co
In a nutshell, the unemployment figure Lots of rain,
is that percentage of people seeking but un- casional flooding
able to find work. As a practical measure cause more thar
such people apply for unemployment corn- It can also cause
pensation and their claims are counted. Hold on, yol
Once their compensation runs out, or if they days have to do
for whatever reason just say "what's the It's very simp
use?" and don't continue seeking a job they explain a bit of
are not counted. The actual percentage of gen, in the form
people out of work is always higher than the they get from wm
official unemployment rate. water gets its oxr
There are other factors such as people's If there's not en
willingness to invest, banks' willingness to the fish begin tc
lend, shrinking wages, and general spend- die. Think of it lii
ing habits that can hugely impact the well somehow sucke
being of our economy. That's why unem- and anything els
ployment isn't necessarily directly attached suffocate and die
to economic prosperity. Now, back to
Well there seem to be little problem The heavy rains
with employment in DC. Since December as plant and ani
2008 more than 25,000 employees have terways and stir
been added to the Government rolls. tom, making thin
this debris begin.
Okee-Tantie consumes the d
Shame on the county for letting this ter. At the same t
place fall apart like it has. I'm sure that with muddy waters re
the labor of county prisoners, community not produce oxy
service workers, the park staff and some enough dissolve
county owned equipment, the area could be Fish need ab
cleaned up, painted and put in a presentable dissolved oxygen
condition. This campground is one of only a continues, levels
few right on the lake, that if done correctly, hard time catchi
could be a real draw for Okeechobee. Even they begin comi
Pahokee has a place on the water better ingey regn cThe size
than ours! I have heard from many camp- how low and wi
ers that there needs to be a change in how gen levels e
the customers are treated. The prices need range from only
to be set for what you offer. There is no pool, area being affec
there is no clubhouse, high grass, no fire- millions of fish d
wood for sale and poor lighting. If you want Many differen
income on the park, set really low prices and fected by fish kil
make the customers happy. Then you will oxygen levels, ii
get word of mouth customers, and you can bluegill, black cr
take your time and build up the location and frogs, turtles, al
raise rates accordingly. and amphibians
they have lungs


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a Fish and Wildlife
mmission
cloudy skies and the oc-
g we see this time of year
i dreary skies and wet feet.
fish to suffocate and die.
Smay say. What do rainy
with fish dying?
le really, but first I need to
biology. Fish breathe oxy-
of dissolved oxygen, which
water, through their gills. The
ygen from plants and algae.
ough oxygen in the water,
gasp, and eventually they
ke this: if all the oxygen was
d out of the air, humans,
se that breathes air, would

rain, clouds and flooding.
wash organic debris, such
mal material, into the wa-
up the sediments at the bot-
gs a muddy mess. Naturally,
s to decay, and that process
issolved oxygen in the wa-
time, the overcast skies and
tduce sunlight, so algae do
gen. As a result there is not
d oxygen in the water for
.e.
out 5 parts per million of
ito do well. As the process
drop and the fish have a
ng their breath. That's when
ng to the surface and gulp-
of the fish kills depends on
despread the dissolved oxy-
the water body. They can
a few individuals in a small
ted to massive kills where
ie.
.t species of fish can be at-
ls caused by low dissolved
ncluding largemouth bass,
appie and catfish. However,
ligators and other reptiles
are not affected, because
and get their oxygen from


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the air, like people do.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) often gets calls
from the public reporting fish kills shortly af-
ter someone has sprayed a lake or pond with
a herbicide to kill undesirable aquatic plants
such as hydrilla. Callers generally blame the
herbicide, but in fact, it's the same process
at work-the herbicide kills the plants, the
dead and dying plants use dissolved oxygen
to decay, and the fish don't have enough to
breathe.
Of course there are other causes of fish
kills, but most of the time they are natu-
rally occurring as a result of this process.
Although many fish may be affected, these
types of fish kills generally do no permanent
damage to the fish populations.
To report a large fish kill, call the FWC's
Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511. If you want
to know about the safety of eating distressed
or dying fish, you should call your local
health department.


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OPINION


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SeDtember 27. 2009


Community Calendar


Okeechobee News


Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. It
will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until
8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W
Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at
9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to
schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-
0449.
Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted
by the Hibiscus Children's Center on the last
Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in
fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County.
This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC
Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.
For information, call the Foster Care Program
at 1-800-403-9311.


Artful Appliquers is a recently formed
chapter in Okeechobee. This chapter meets
at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. Turn left at the Moose Lodge and go
around the curve just past the church. Bring
a lunch and join us for a fun day of applique.
Everyone is welcome. For more information
please contact Chapter leader Karen Graves at
863-763-6952.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW#10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and
bingo will start at noon at the Post, 3912 U.S.
441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at
9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to
schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-
0449.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each
Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to


the public. For information, contact Maureen
Budjinski at 863-484-0110.
Civil Air Patrol set to meet. The Civil
Air Patrol meets each Tuesday evening at the
Okeechobee Airport T-Hanger #1, meetings
start at 7:30 p.m. For information please call
Capt. Joe Papasso 561-252-0916 or Lt. Greg
Gernat 863-697-9915
A.A. meets in Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30
p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren Church
on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are wel-
come.
Ai-Ateen meeting will be held at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St., at 8
p.m. For more information, please call Amy at
863-763-8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
AI-Anon meeting will be held at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St., at
8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until
9 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W
Third St.
Family History Center meets from I until
5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at
863-261-5706 for special appointments.


Reflections from the Pulpit


Teach My Tongue to Love
By Rev. Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
"My brethren, be not many masters,
knowing that we shall receive the greater
condemnation. For in many thing we offend
all. If any man offend not in word, the same
is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the
whole body." (James 3:1-2)
"We know that we have passed from
death unto life, because we love the breth-
ren. He that loveth not his brother abideth
in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no murder-
er hath eternal life abiding in him. Hereby
perceive we the love of God, because he
laid down his life for us: and we ought to
lay down our lives for the brethren," (1 John
3:14-16)
A quaker caught a dog running away
with a piece of meat; in anger he calls out af-
ter the dog: "Bad dog! Bad dog!" Some of his
neighbors thought he had called him a mad
dog. A man ran after him with a shotgun. He
called out as he took aim, "Mad dog! Mad
dog!" Then a blast from the shotgun ended
his life.
The tongue is a dangerous tool. Once
spoken, words can not be taken back. I re-
member a game we used to play some years
ago. We would sit in a semi-circle and whis-
per a simple sentence in the ear of the first
person; then he would whisper in the ear of
the next person what he had heard and so
on until the phrase reached the last person.
He was asked to repeat it. What a surprise!
You could hardly recognize the sentence as
to the same one whispered in the ear of the
first man.
The tongue has the power to hurt. How
many of us have offended with the tongue?
Our text says: "For in many things we offend
all."
When someone tells me something


about themselves or another, I try to nev-
er pass it on unless it is necessary. We do
not realize the damage we can do with the
tongue. A simple verse says it all: "A good
thing to remember and a better thing to do
is to work with a construction gang and not
with a wrecking crew." Encyclopedia of
15,000 Illustrations
The tongue has power to hinder God's
work and we would be wise to "offend not in
word" or in deed. In a small village in which
there was only one church that almost ev-
ery member of the community attended,
one woman made life difficult, often by her
constant prying into affairs of her neighbors.
One day when the rector of the church was
trying to show the woman the harm she was
doing, she said, "Oh well, just prying into my
neighbor's affairs isn't as bad as what Mrs.
So and So does. She get drunk."
Madam," replied the rector, "Your sin
is classed with murder, and with stealing, in
God's Word." (Romans 1:29) Encyclopedia
of 15,000 Illustrations.
If you wish your church to grow, there
are two good rules to remember: first, never
speak a sharp word and, second, never car-
ry an idle tale even if you know it to be true.
The tongue has the power to heal, therefore,
as I John 3:16 puts it, "We ought to lay down
our lives for the brethren." And I believe that
means our tongues as well!
It wasn't easy for Corrie Ten Boom to
forgive the Nazi captors who had tormented
her at Ravensbruck. They has caused her to
suffer horribly. Even worse, they had caused
the death of her sister, Betsy. Ten years af-
ter her release, Corrie ran into a lady who
wouldn't look her in the eyes. Asking about
her, Corrie was told the woman had been a
nurse at a concentration camp.
Suddenly the memories flashed back.
Corrie recalled taking Betsy to the infir-
mary to see this woman. Betsy's feet were
paralyzed, and she was dying. The nurse


had been cruel and sharp-tongued. Cor-
rie's hatred now returned with vengeance.
Her rage so boiled that she knew of but one
thing to do. "Forgive me," she cried out to
the Lord. "Forgive my hatred, 0 Lord. Teach
me to love my enemies." The blood of Jesus
Christ seemed to suddenly cool her embit-
tered heart, and Corrie felt the rage being
displayed with a divine love she couldn't
explain. She began praying for the woman,
and one day shortly afterward she called the
hospital where the nurse worked and invited
the woman to a meeting at which she was
speaking.
"What!" replied the nurse?" "Do you
want me to come?"
"Yes, that is why I called you."
"Then I'll come."
That evening the nurse listened careful-
ly to Corrie's talk and afterward Corrie sat
down with her, opened her Bible, and ex-
plained I John 4:9: "In this the love of God
was manifested toward us, that God has
sent His only begotten Son into the world,
that we might live through Him." The wom-
an seemed to thirst for Corrie's quiet, confi-
dent words about God's love for us, his en-
emies. And that night, a former captive led
her former captor to "a decision that made
the angels sing."
God had taken Corrie's subconscious-
ness feeling of hatred, she later explained,
and transformed them, using them as a win-
dow through which His light could shine
into a darkened heart. Robert J. Morgan.
"Nelson's Complete Book of Stores"
The bottom line to this message is sim-
ple; we must teach our tongue to love by:
"its silence when your words would hurt; its
patience when your neighbor's curt; its deaf-
ness when the scandal flows; its thoughtful-
ness for others' woes, it's promptness when
stern duty calls; it's courage when misfor-
tune fails." Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustra-
tions.


Widows and Widowers support group
meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111
S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers
Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship
hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-
0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith
Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets
every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hospice
Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Brenda
Nicholson at 863-467-2321.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous
(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays,
6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. 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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous
has moved to 103 S.W Second Ave. at 7 p.m.
in the youth building behind the church. For in-
formation, call Monika at 863-801-3244 or Rocy
at 863-610-0975.


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Community Events

Masonic Lodge plans
Sunday breakfast
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge will
host a breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 27, from
8 11 a.m. The breakfast will include biscuits
and sausage gravy, pancakes, scrambled
eggs, breakfast meat, coffee & orange juice.
The Lodge is located at 107 NW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee. Contact Hugh Alger at 863-
532-1097 for additional information.

Okeechobee Orchid
and Garden Club to meet
The Okeechbee Orchid Club will meet on
Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Extension
Office 541 N. Highway 98 at 7 p.m. Please
bring orchids to show or orchid problems
to discuss. The Garden Club will meet at 6
p.m. Extension Agent Dan Culbert will give
a presentation on fall gardening. For more
information call 863-763-6469.

Church of God puts on
Tribulation House
The Okeechobee Church of God will put
on their annual Tribulation House on Sept.
30 through Oct. 3. Times will be, Wednes-
day and Thursday 7 until 9 p.m. and Friday
and Saturday 7 p.m. until? Admission is
free. Children under the age of 12 must be
accompanied by an adult.

Church to show movie
Grace Brethren Church, 701 South Parrott
Ave.,(across from Golden Corral) will host
their I st Friday movie, "Facing the Giants" on
Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Join them for this free
entertainment for family and friends.

OHS drama club to present
comedy 'Here We Sit'
The OHS drama club will present "Here
We Sit," a comedy by L. Don Swartz,in the
OHS auditorium on Oct. 2, 3, 9, and 10.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets
for adults are $8 each and students $5 each.
For more information call Miss Raulerson at
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Leonard Ellsworth Wells, 98
TAVARES Leonard Ellsworth Wells, passed
away Thursday, September 24, 2009. He was
98.
He was born in Mishawaka,
Ind. He graduated from Mis-
hawaka High School, class of
1928 and operated a con-
tracting business for over 40
years. He and his wife, Vera
Mamula Wells, were married
for 59 years until her death in
1997. Leon-
ard retired 1975 and moved to a lake
home near Marcellus, Mich., spending winters
in Okeechobbe. In 1994 Leonard and Vera
moved permanently to Okeechobee.
Leonard was a life-long member of First Chris-
tian Church in Mishawka, where he and Vera
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In
Okeechobee, Leonard and Vera were members
of the First United Methodist Church. Leonard
was able to live independently in his own home
until early this year. In all of his married life, he
lived in homes built with his own hands, an ac-
complishment he was very proud of, and which
personified his philosophy of personal respon-
sibility.
Leonard is survived by two daughters, Elaine
Wells Brallier of Mishawaka, Ind. and Gail Wells
Heneghan of Tavares; four grandsons; ten great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaugh-
ter.
Burial will be in Okeechobee for family and
friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to ones local hospice organization.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stever-
son Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, 226 E.
Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778.
Online condolences may be left at www.ste-
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Quinn Tindall, 75
OKEECHOBEE Quinn Tindall, passed from this earth in his Okeechobee residence, on
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, after battling cancer for several years. He was
75.
He was born to Claude A. and Alma Veronee Tindall on August 2, 1934 in Kis-
simmee. At the age of 10, the family moved to Davie where Quinn attended Da-
vie Elementary. He graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School, which is the
first school he attended that forced him to wear shoes. In school, he served as
an officer in the FFA (Future Farmers of America) for five years. After graduation
he worked at several local ranches and rode calves and bulls at the Davie Rodeo,
which his father founded. He also rode bulls and bareback horses on the rodeo
circuit and won several prizes during that time, until a broken leg in Waycross,
Ga. ended his rodeo career.
At 19, he followed in his father and great-grandfather Young's footsteps of working in law en-
forcement, and joined the Broward County Sheriff's Department as a radio and switch board opera-
tor while attending the Dade County Police Academy. A few years later he joined the Fort
Lauderdale Police Department, where he worked as a Patrolman, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol
Lieutenant and, until his retirement in January 1985, Captain of the Communications Division. Dur-
ing that time he married Priscilla Rawson and had four children, all of whom were raised in Davie.
After his retirement, he immersed himself in working and training Border Collies as well as raising
sheep with his new wife, Sandra Richards Tindall. She joined him in the sheep dog demonstrations
at the Orlando Highland (Scottish) Games for 30 years and the South Florida Scottish Festival in
South Florida for 25 years. They moved to Okeechobee in 1991. They also competed in Sheep Dog
Trials from Canada to South Florida, including several trials at their home in Okeechobee. Over a
period of 10 years, he won several events and placed in many more with his most prized dog,
Shep. In the past year his health deteriorated, until he was eventually unable to work his dogs.
Quinn was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Alma; his sister, Johnnie Josephine Brit-
ton (Creighton); and his step-daughter, Lisa June Arnold.
He is survived by his spouse, Sandra Richards Tindall; four natural children, Tracy (Lyn) Tindall of
Boca Raton, Pamela (Nick Rini) Tindall of Ft. Lauderdale, Mathew (Stephanie) Tindall, and their
son, Taylor of Davie, and Brian (Alice) Tindall of Ft. Lauderdale; stepdaughter, Lori Arnold (Tom-
my) Angelos and their daughter Julia of Dania; step-son, Joe (Melissa) Arnold and their son, Desel
of Okeechobee; his sister, Claudia (Charlie) Lyon of Kissimmee; and his brother, Thomas (Linda)
Tindall of Umatilla. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
The service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd
Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. 4th St., Okee-
chobee, FL 34974.

Donald Lee Pippin Sr., 68
TAMPA Donald Lee Pippin Sr., 68, beloved son, husband, and father, passed away Sept. 10,
2009, in Tampa, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. After a family graveside service, there
will be a public memorial service and reception in celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3,
at St. John's Episcopal Church, 902 South Orleans Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, (813) 259-1570.
Born April 8, 1941, in Flint, Mich., to Bill and Genevieve P Pippin, Mr. Pippin
was raised and educated in Tampa. He attended Twin Lakes Elementary, Oak
Grove Junior High School and was a graduate of the Chamberlain High School
class of 1959 where he was a member of the swim team. He held the honored
title of Junior Scoutmaster of Troop #49 and earned the highest rank of Eagle
Scout at the age of 15. Don attended University of Tampa and graduated from
University of South Florida, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Macroeco-
nomics.
His professional life included finance, banking, and government work, includ-
ing vice-president of First Marine Bank and Trust of the Palm Beaches. In 2008, he retired from an
18 year career as attendance officer with the Okeechobee County School District in Okeechobee.
Don was active in the Jaycees in Tampa and the Moose Lodge in West Palm Beach. He joined the
Masons and became a Shriner, in Okeechobee. He also gave freely of his time to Sertoma Youth
Ranch. Don attended Cursillo, was a youth leader, and participated actively in the Episcopal Church
in Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Known for his patience, good humor, and quick wit, he dearly enjoyed his many friends, co-
workers, traveling, camping, and had a passion for cooking for charities, family and friends.
Mr. Pippin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Nellie (Palmer) Uptegraff and
Clarence Palmer; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland Pippin Sr.; his father,
Bill Pippin; his step-father, Leroy Smith; and former wife, Aileen Link Pippin.
Mr. Pippin is survived by his loving mother, Genevieve (Pippin) Smith of Tampa; his devoted wife,
Rebecca Fowler-Pippin of Okeechobee and West Palm Beach; one son, Dr. Donald Lee Pippin Jr.
of Tampa; one daughter, Michele M. Pippin of Tampa; one step-daughter, Erin W Fowler of West
Palm Beach; his step-brother and family, David, Lita and Lianna Smith of Seffner; his aunt, Carmae
Pippin Braun of Land 0' Lakes; his first wife and mother of his children, Joan M.(Pippin) Caraway
and her mother, Marie R. Caraway of Tampa; brother-in-law, David E. Fowler of Gainesville; broth-
er-in-law, M. Leon Fowler, Sr. and his wife Connie of Key West; niece-in-laws, Tara M. Fowler of
Key West, and Donna M. Cummins and her husband, Bill of South Carolina; and nephew-in-law,
M. Leon Fowler II and his wife, Stacey of Jacksonville.
Our family wishes to extend a special thank you to David, Lita and Lianna Smith of Seffner, for
offering Don a home away from home, and for their dedicated and loving care throughout his ill-
ness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Park-
way, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, or Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa,
FL 33612.




September 27, 2009


Okeechobee News

Substance abuse group plans ceremony
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Co- friend remembered, log on to www.no-
o alition will host their third annual Narcot- petaskforce.org to register and download a
ics Overdose Prevention and Education photo of that person. That photo will then
(N.O.P.E.) ceremony at the Okeechobee be included in a special video. Photos must
County Civic Center, U.S. 98 N., on Thurs- be downloaded, or arrangements made to
day, Oct. 29. Refreshments will be served drop-off a photo, no later than Oct. 5. For
at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony will start information, contact Connie Curry at 863-
at 6:30 p.m. To have a family member or 763-3117 or Lucille Arcuri at 863-261-3685.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
Salvation Army active in Okeechobee
Bell ringing volunteers, church and club competitions, where allocated mon-
ies is given, were all discussed in the latest meeting of the Salvation Army.
The most recent meeting was held at the Methodist church, led by Augie
Carlino, Service Extension Director. Okeechobee holds the number two
position in the state of Florida in its "Kettle collections." Locations around
town are set up with active volunteers, a bell, a chair, and a kettle for dona-
tions to be made. One volunteer even brings his own guitar to serenade
donors. Next meeting will be held at the Clock restaurant, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to ring the bell is invited to at-
tend. The more volunteers the "Army" has, the more kettles may be utilized
outside of many local businesses. The Salvation army works with many
other agencies helping needy families with light bills, rent payments, food
baskets, etc. Pictured above, from left to right: top row: Pat Hall, Vance
Shirley, Jim Dawson, Patty Armstrong: bottom row: Marilyn Hadley, Augie
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Local girl places well in 4-H Hog and Ham program
Jessica Humphrey, 14, placed third over- tion. The participant feeds and cares for the the harvesting of the hog. About a month af-
all in the statewide 4-H Hog & Ham Program hog, keeping an accurate record of expenses ter the harvesting, the participant returns to
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Sebastian River scored 22 unanswered
points in the second quarter and went on to
defeat a game Okeechobee, 35 7 in football
Friday night.
Okeechobee had their moments, and
actually out played the Sharks in the second
half.
Coach Myron Jackson said he just needs
to find a way to get his players more produc-
tive early in the game, "We have a first quar-
ter bugaboo. Dog gone it. If we could start
the game in the third quarter we'd be alright,"
he noted.
Jackson said he was proud of his team in
the second half as the didn't give up and kept
fighting. "I told them it was their choice, they
could lay down and be ashamed at school on
Monday or they could show some fight. We
showed them were not dead in Okeechobee.
We might be down but were not dead and
out. We'll fight you for four quarters."
Sebastian River Coach Randy Bethel was
just glad to get a win after two tough losses
for his team. He noted Okeechobee might be
young, but they play hard, "They didn't give
us an opportunity to ease up tonight. They
kept coming at us. My hats off to them and
what they are doing for those young kids."
It was all Sebastian River in the first half.
They took a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter
after their first drive ended with a fumble at
the Brahman eight yard line.
They capped a three play, 638 yard drive


with an eight yard run by Nikko Finnegan.
The key play was a 19 yard pass from Wesley
Wilson to Stephan Clarke.
Sebastian made it 14-0 early in the second
when Wilson found tight end Evan Brown
alone in the secondary for a 22 yard touch-
down pass. The drive was set up by an inter-
ception by Calvin Christian.
Christian returned a second interception
28 yards later in the second quarter to set up
a three play, 27 yard drive for another score.
Finnegan scored his second touchdown with
another eight yard run.
A five play 40 yard drive late in the half
gave Sebastian a 28 point lead. Barry Wil-
liams scored on a six yard touchdown run
with just over a minute left in the half
Okeechobee picked up the intensity in the
third quarter as they drove 88 yards for their
only touchdown of the night. Freshman QB
Jack Radebaugh was (9-22 for 84 yards on
the night) He found Aukeemian Mills for a 42
yard touchdown to finish the drive. Marcus
Martin ran for 13 yards and LaVante Spivey
caught a short pass and turned it into a 13
yard play on the scoring drive.
Mills said he felt the team came out harder
in the second half and really blocked and
ran hard, "I told my friend I would score two
touchdowns. I knew I was going to score. I
had it in my head I was going to score."
Okeechobee had 171 yards in offense,
their best total of the year.
Marcus Martin and Walt Fortner both had
46 yards rushing.
Radebaugh played well in his first varsity


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Kolby Frank and Raul Piedra (right) had plenty of chances to kick the ball Fri-
day.
start despite throwing two first half intercep- Raul Piedra had his first field goal opportu-
tions. The Brahmans were able to have more nity for Okeechobee but he badly miss-hit the
success both running and passing then they ball. Tevin Bess returned the wounded duck
have had in the first three regular season 28 yards. Bess added a QB sack in the first
games. half.
'I'm not going to lie, I had some butter- Marcus Martin and David Carter combined
flies, but after that first play though, they to tackle Barry Williams for a nine yard loss in
were gone and I was ready to go. The hits the third quarter.
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Research continues on citrus greening


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Southern Citrus Groves announced on
Sept. 21 that its Hendry County groves is
the site of a second planting of citrus trees
which have shown resistance to green-
ing in the laboratory. Citrus greening, also
known as huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow
dragon disease, is posing to be a big threat
to Florida's citrus groves.
"The field trial continues our efforts to
develop a solution to the current challeng-
ing citrus diseases of greening and canker,"
Rick Kress, president of Southern Gardens


Citrus said.
Consistent with the previous planted
field trials at Southern Gardens Citrus Hen-
dry County groves, Mr. Kress said: "We will
continue to follow all issued regulations re-
lated to the safety and integrity of the trial,
including strict seed controls."
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says
citrus greening is thought to have origi-
nated in the late 1800s in China, hence the
Oriental name. The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs calls cit-
rus greening "one of the most serious cit-
rus diseases." Once a tree is infected there
is no known cure. Citrus greening is car-


ried by a small insect called the Asian citrus
psyllid which is no bigger than the head of
a pin. The psyllid feeds on the leaves and
stems of citrus trees. Once the psyllid picks
up the disease it carries it for rest of its life.
The symptoms include yellow sprouts,
twig die-back, reduced fruit size and qual-
ity, lopsided fruit, bitter, inedible fruit and
leaf mottling and discoloration. Most in-
fected trees die within a few years. One of
the problems with the disease is that symp-
toms do not show up for several years.
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harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic
avian virus H5NI. Sampling will occur at
various times during the migratory game
bird hunting season this fall and winter.
Hunters will not need to surrender their
ducks, and participation is voluntary. Biolo-
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the ducks' respiratory and digestive tracts.
Scientists at a diagnostic lab will test the
samples for the virus that causes avian influ-
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The sampling is part of a continuing in-
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Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah
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velopment would help surrounding com-
munities and well as helping with water
supply, water storage, filtration and provid-
ing wildlife habitat.
Glades County Commissioner Russell
Echols was encouraged by the fact that Mr.
Michael's development plans could take
place on state owned lands without taking
any more land off tax roles. Commissioner
Echols was so impressed that he wanted Mr.


Michael to make the same presentation to
the Glades County Commissioners.
As a result of Mr. Michael's presentation,
the coalition will consider a resolution sup-
porting an Integrated Caloosahatchee Lakes
Area Restoration Plan at their December
meeting.
"It is important to get adjacent landown-
ers involved," Commissioner Echols stated,
adding "They need to have development op-
portunities."
Temperince Morgan, Northern Everglades
Program Implementation Manager for South
Florida Water Management District ,gave an
overview of Everglades restoration. She said
that Phase 1, which has just closed out, con-
sidered nine proposals. Many of them had
similar performance but with varying wa-
ter quality. There was also a wide range of
costs. They learned that higher costs did not


necessarily mean higher performance. Now
they are entering Phase 11 which will analyze
and model the data from Phase 1.
Hendry County Commissioner Kevin Mc-
Carthy and Martin County Commissioner
Sarah Heard both remarked as to the need
for cleaning up the water inside the lake.
"If we are going to spend money, lets
spend money to clean up the lake," Com-
missioner McCarthy said.
Okeechobee County Commissioner Clif
Betts suggested dredging the lake remove
phosphorous. He said that you could put
spring water into the lake and it would be-
come polluted from phosphorous on the
lake bottom.
Commissioner Echols commented on
the importance of agriculture in feeding the
country. Because of the strength of Ameri-
can agriculture he said we did not have to


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Corrections


Story had wrong photo
The Friday, Sept. 25 edition of this news-
paper published the wrong photo with the
item about the Rotary welcoming Melissa
Serrano and Leslie Garcia who spoke about
the census. The photo printed was from a
previous Rotary meeting. Unfortunately, due
to a camera problem,the photo from Tues-
day is not usable.


Benefit dinner date corrected
Also the item about the dinner to benefit
Dee Dee Cates gave the wrong date. The
Okeechobee Bar and Club Association will
host a benefit for Dee Dee Cates on Oct. 10,
from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cypress Hut Fraternal
Order of the Eagles 4509,4701 U.S. Highway
441 S. We regret these errors and any incon-
venience they may have caused.


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Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near
90. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 91. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night: A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
73. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high
near 91. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming west around 5
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depend on foreign countries for food like we
do oil.
"You can't restore the health of the Ev-
erglades with without restoring the health
of the lake," stated Sam Poole, attorney for
Florida Crystals. He contended that most
phosphorous comes into the lake from the
north and that only three percent comes
from backpumping from the Everglades
Agricultural Area. While there is there some
agriculture north of the lake, Mr. Poole said
there was also a lot of shopping centers,
parking lots and roofs.
"Agriculture south of the lake has done its
part," he contended.
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The budget and EMS assessments were
again the topic of discussion at the Thursday,
Sept. 24 meeting of the Okeechobee County
Commission. During the public comment
time at the beginning of the meeting Rich-
ard Thompson, of the Okeechobee Associa-
tion for Public Safety, an organization made
up of firefighters who work for departments
outside the county but live in Okeechobee
County, expressed concern about funding
for the emergency medical services (EMS)
system. County administrator Lyndon Bon-
ner said that with assessments reduced and
non profits exempted, funding for the EMS
system would have to come out of reserves.
He added that to continue to fund the pro-
gram from reserves would be "problemat-
ic." The administrator said that in the future
there would be a town hall meeting to ad-
dress the situation.
"It was very clear that they did not want
to fund that level of service," asserted Com-
missioner Joey Hoover concerning the pro-
posed assessment rate. "It is financially un-
sustainable. You have to cut back."
Chris Douglas, president of the county
firefighters union, said that the residents at
the public hearing were the angriest resi-
dents in the county. He claimed there are ten
times that many people who want the level
of service that was proposed.
Deputy County Administrator Rob-
bie Chartier gave a financial update of the
county's budget through Aug. 31. She said


the general fund was about on target with
revenues to date at 81 percent of the bud-
geted amount and expenses at 80 percent
of budget.
Commissioner Hoover noted that overall
there is a $5.8 million difference between
what the county is spending and what the
county is taking in.
"It gives me concern to see expenditures
way out beyond revenues," he said.
It was noted that the landfill trust fund is
down $3.8 million because of transfers to
balance the current budget.
Commissioner Noel Chandler had pre-
viously suggested a sales tax to finance the
EMS system. Mrs. Chartier explained that the
earliest a sales tax could start would be Jan.
1, 2011. It would have to be approved in the
November 2010 referendum.
Turning to action items, the board ad-
opted two ordinances that county attorney
John Cassels termed "housekeeping." The
first provided for the issuance of a citation
to appear before a county judge as a means
of enforcement of all county codes and ordi-
nances including the land development reg-
ulations. The second ordinance raised the
fine for illegally parking in a handicapped
space from $100 to $250.
The board approved expenditure of
$1,436,907.25 for tower construction and
associated tower equipment in connection
with the new county wide radio system. A
large part of that would be offset by grant
funds.
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approved the lease of a unit in the in-
dustrial park incubator building to James
Watford and Delmas Helton for an auction
house;
conducted executive sessions concern-
ing pending litigation with American Drilling
and with Richard Witherow of Matthew 25
Ministries;
instructed Debbie Belcher, the county's
grant coordinator, to advertise for requests
for proposals to build low income rental
housing on county owned property using
housing grant money; and,
scheduled public hearings on the pro-
posed concurrency management system for
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CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771



DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(063)467-2917
or (063)261-6425
License # 5698 & 1126

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CARTER
Painting, Repairs,
Carpenty
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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12 interlocking aluminum
roof panels 12" wide,
12 ft long. 3 yrs old
$150/all 863-457-0172
INDUSTRIAL POLES -
521 12'" 19"B and
larger. Sold by the foot.
$5. (772)260-4514
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



DIAMOND RING with
2 side bands. White
gold, 1 g1 diamond with
0 small diamonds,all
high quality stones,
new 2008, approx size
6-7 Will e-mail appraisal
w/ complete description
and pictures on re-
quest. $4500
(561)793-4755
(561)629-3246
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No wonder newspaper
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cessful people!



KITTENS Kittens to
oed home only...
863)610-7824
RABBIT Free rabbit to
good home!
Male, butterscotch color
(863)467-6642




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HORSES 1 Male & 1
Female, Will not separ-
ate. $800 or best offer.
(863)467-0343


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Apt. lbr/lba in duplex,
off of 15A on no access
canal, w/encl. porch,
has shared laundry, c/a
& heat, $200 per wk.,
1st last & sec., $600
move in 10/2.
(863)532-9355
GREAT APARTMENTS
GREAT LANDLORDS
2BR/2BA, in town, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500 sec.
Call (863) 634-5780

OKEE, 2BR 1BA New
kitchen, batrm., paint.
Laundry. $625/mo., $500
sec. dep. 772-215-0098
VIKING/PRAIRIE Effi-
ciency. Very clean!
$600/mo. ncI. utils. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205




FOR SALE OR LEASE
1574 Sq. Ft. office bldg.
@ 210 NE 3rd Ave.
Call 863-763-0295




KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New fir tile. Inclds
Water, Elec. $800 mo.
+ sec. 863-697-6428



OKEE furnished, on no
access canal, Large 2br,
2ba, w/Den, C/A/H, de-
tached garage w/laundry,
$750/mo + sec. 1 yr
lease. $950/mo seasonal
rate. Avail Nov 1st
(561)452-0512
OKEECHOBEE 2/1 SW
section of town. $700
per mo. 863-634-5759


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OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $975 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(6I)248-3888 or
863)599-0156
ON CANAL, Unfurnished
2BR, I BA Cottage.
Florda Rm. facing wa-
ter. Carport $650 mo. +
sec. Water & Yard
Main. Included.
772-794-2438 or
772-538-8183



R.V. LOTS FOR RENT
Free Wifi Weekly $150
or mo. $375 inc. elec.
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OAK LAKE VILLAS -
Condo, 1 story, 2BR,
2BA, laminated firs.,
Washer, D/W, Frig., Pri-
vacy fence. $89,000
863-634-7728 for info.



CBS 4/2 + efficiency,
completely remodeled,
in ground pool, fenced,
metal roof, .48 acres,
2,000 + s.f, 20X30
steel shed, $149,900
(561)801-3002



OKEECHOBEE 5 acres,
$49,000; $2,000 down.
Owner financing. Zoned
Mobile Home or House.
DIXIE RANCH -
1 Acre lots. $29,000;
$300 down. Owner fi-
nancing. 863-763-5626
OKEECHOBEE 5 acres,
Vikings, good for hunt-
ing & ATV's $12,000
(561)385-2741



Recently Foreclosed,
Special F cing Avail.,
Any Credit, Any Income
Viking Estates, Two 1.25
Acre Vacant Lots, located
at, 20809 & 20861 NW
248th St., Okeechobee.
Visit -
www.roseland-
co.com/7Wl Drive by
then call (866) 957-4918.
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds
VIKING LOTS, $5,900
Dry, 11/4 ac lots, price
covers all costs. Call
Don 954-290-0861


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BHR RVs for Rent,
starting $300-$500 &
IBR/IBA Cabin, 55+
park, seasonal or year-
ly. ist month's rent
free! (863)763-7164

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go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
FOR RENT: 2/1 apt.
Newly remodeled. 12
miles north of Okeecho
bee on beautiful ranch.
Water, trash & lawn
maintenance included.
NO PETS! Move in spe-
cial. M-F $495/mo. Call
(863)467-2982



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
BHR Dbl. Wide MH, on
Canal to Lake. 85x195
corner lot. 3/2 w/3 out
bldgs. (863)467-0255
CLAYTON MODEL 2006
- 2br, 2ba, approx 1200
sf, very spacious, all ex-
tras, including Ig master
bath, walk in closet, Ask-
ing $35,000, Ready to
Move (561)755-1538
DW MH renovated,
4BR/2.SBA, 1800 sq. ft.,
fenced 1/2 acre lot,
screened porch, shed,
Pioneer Estate area, Price
Reduced $89,000. Bank
finance avail.
(863)610-1600

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HONDA ELITE 80 1993
- Great scooter for zip-
ping around town.
High MPG 50+ mpg
and low mileage. Looks
like new. Save money
on gas and insurance.
First to look will buy
this sweet deal. $1200
/or best offer
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2500 HD 4X4, Crew
cab, rear entertain-
ment, navi, rear back
up sensors,2"lift kit Call
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opeciai to iie UKeecioune inewnicvergiaaes lemernary
Everglades Students of the Week
Students selected as students of the week at Everglades
Elementary School for the week of Sept. 21-25 Included:
Kindergarten students, Kyler Hill, Kolton Ellerbee, Ty-
ler St. Pierre, Gavin Hughes, and James Hamilton; first
graders, Dalton Durand, Catie Rowley, Maycee Elliott,
Mariana Luviano, Jolene Sutton; second grade students,
Katilyn Broadrick, Cassidy Johnson, Marie Wood, De-
siree Daniel, Jonathan Johnson, Jason Sutherland, Em-
ily Barnes; third grade, Tiffany Alvarez, Lyndsey Tribbitt,
Damon Thomas, Ariel Girardi, Tiffton Allen, Cheyenne
Crum, Elizabeth Berry; fourth graders, Carlos Campos,
Tarin Sultana, Destiny Crowe, Peria Orozco and fifth
graders, Kailey McCain, Lisette Yanez, Yareli Baltazar.
Congratulations!


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Healthy Start

hosts baby shower


Special to the Okeechobee News
COPS Joni Moffatt and Colleen Hol-
lett and HOSA volunteers educated
baby shower participants.


Along with expectant mothers, there
were some toddlers and newborns
who came to learn as well.


Angela Kelly from the Health De-
partment with HOSA students (bot-
I tom) who volunteered attended the
recent Healthy Start Baby Shower
event. They educated participants
i about smoking cessation. The ba-
bies are educational tools used to
teach participants about fetal alco-
hol syndrome and substance ex-
posed infants.




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Boys golf team plans


fundraiser tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Boys
Golf Team improved to (7-3) on the year
Thursday as they defeated South Fork, Port
St. Lucie and St. Lucie West Centennial in a
four team match at the Saints Country Club
in Port St. Lucie.
Okeechobee shot 155, South Fork 177,
Port St. Lucie 186, and Centennial 206.
Michael Watson shot 38 and Richard
Donegan, Kodi Stephen and Tim Gray
all shot 39. Tyler Platt shot 41 and Austin
Hamilton a 43.
Coach Mark Ward said he continues to
read the box scores and noted district con-
tenders Jensen Beach and Sebastian River
both shot lower scores than Okeechobee.
He continues to stress that the district tour-
nament will be one of the best dog fights
seen around here in years.
"There are no givens, we have to bring
our A game, and get on it," he said.
The golf team will host a fund raiser
next Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will go
toward the teams post season expenses.
It will cost $35 per play, teams of four,
in a scramble format. Donations are wel-
nm The -[-- In F inhird. lunch A


shotgun start will begin the event at 8 a.m.
next Saturday.
For more information call 863-634-
1722.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Richard Donegan watches an ap-
proach shot during his round Tues-
day. He was two under par.


Talk About It F
If you or someone you know has
been raped or sexually assaulted
we are here to help. Contact us:

Sexual Assault

Assistance

Program of the

Treasure Coast

24 Hour
Confidential Hotline
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We are here to listen and to provide
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vicitms so rhe will be able to make
informed choices regarding their health,
safety and rights
All services are free and confidential.

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September 27, 2009




Okeechobee County Health Department
Invitation to:
The Tobacco-Free
Initiative of Okeechobee
Network Meeting





DATES:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
TIME: 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
PLACE:
Hampton Inn Conference Room
1200 NE Park Street
(next to the post office)
RSVP to: 863-462-5781
Lunch will be provided
Looking for representatives from: Local
Businesses, All Schools, Colleges, Faith-
Base d and Youth Organizations, Parents
& Parent Teachers Associations, Hospital,
Health Care Providers, Day Care
Providers & Law Enforcement Agencies,
State, City & County Agencies
ding the foundation for healthy future
fobte residents of Okeechobee Countyh,^


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Kodi Stephen (left) and Tim Gray line up putts during Tuesday's victory over
South Fork.


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