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Phone trace yields
no info in bomb hoax
The search for the person
or persons who called the
fice (OCSO) with a bomb threat
is continuing despite rumors
that an arrest has been made.
Page 2

Brothers fight
7 deputies
What started out as a simple
misdemeanor arrest Tuesday
escalated to the point that it
took seven deputies to arrest
two brothers who were report-
edly trying to avoid arrest.
Christopher James Fowler,
24, of N.W. 32nd Avenue, and
his brother Jesse Owen Fowl-
er, 25, of N.E. 32nd Avenue,
were both arrested on vari-
ous charges and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail.
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Rylee's House
Chili cook-off
Time is running, short to
practice that perfect chili reci-
pe. Rylee's Hope will hold their
second annual Chili Cook-off
on Saturday, Feb. 2. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. and judging
begins at noon. The event will
be in. downtown" Okeechobee
Flagler Park #5.
Registration fees for teams,
consisting of no. more than five
participants cost $150. Teams
may be sponsored by corpora-
tions and/or individuals.

City has opening
on OUA Board
The Okeechobee City
Council is seeking interested
applicants in serving on the
Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity Board of Directors, as an
alternate member for a two
year term. The applicants
must be residents of the City
of Okeechobee and be living
in the service area of OUA. Ap-
-plications may be printed from
the City's web page, www. or ob-
tained from the City Clerk's
Office at 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee. You may contact
us for further information at
(863) 763-3372 extension 215.

Drought Index

Current: 553
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
AM Last Year: 11.69 feet

S Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

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C om ics .................................... .. 5
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword................................ 8
O bituaries .................................. 6
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Speak Out................................. 4
Sports................................. 10
TV .............................................. 9
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Clinton, McCain carry vote

Voters approve
homestead change

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The people have spoken. An
overwhelming number of regis-
tered Democrats in the county
voted their approval of Hillary
Clinton. While the margin of
victory on the Republican side
was not as great, John McCain
was the clear winner. On the
homestead exemption amend-
ment, 65 percent of Okeechobee
County voters said "yes," almost
mirroring the statewide total of

64 percent "yeses."
Senator Clinton carried all 18
of the county's precincts with a
large majority in each case. Un-
officially, she received 52 percent
of the vote. John Edwards was a
distant second with 27 percent.
Barack Obama came in third
with 16 percent. ,
Statewide, with 99 percent of
the votes counted, Senator Clin-
ton received 50 percent of the
Democratic votes cast. Senator
Obama was second with 33 per-:.
cent and Senator Edwards was
third with 14 percent.
Republican voters were more
divided in Okeechobee County.

Senator McCain was the winner
with 39 percent. Mike Huckabee
came in second at 30 percent
with Rudy Giuliani bringing up
third at 10 percent. Senator Mc-
Cain carried 12 precincts, while
Gov. Huckabee carried six pre-
cincts. However, votes were
close in several cases. Gov.
Huckabee. won Precinct 12, the
civic center, by one vote, 40 to
39 over Senator McCain. He also
carried Precinct 14, the Ameri-
can Legion by one vote. Senator
McCain took precinct 10, Cor-
nerstone Baptist Church, by one-
vote from Governor Huckabee.
He took Precinct 3, The Gather-

ing, and Precinct 4, Oak View
Baptist Church, by two votes
and three votes respectively over
Governor Huckabee.
Mayor Giuliani carried no
Okeechobee precincts.
Statewide, with 99 percent
of the votes in, Senator McCain
has 36 percent. Former Massa-
chusetts Governor Mitt Romney
came in a close second with 31
percent. Mayor Giuliani was third
with 15 percent. Trailing the field.
was Governor Huckabee with 13
Florida got less attention from
Democrats this year because the
national party stripped the state

Under the Big Top: Circus comes in town

Submitted photo
The Walker Brothers Circus will perform at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 1'at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
and on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 and 5:30 p.m. The circus features a variety of animals as well as jugglers, clowns and

Walker Brothers Circus visits 'Chobee
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Walker Brothers Circus
is coming to town from Sara-
sota to captivate an audience of
all ages with their eight genera-
tions of experience in produc-
ing, performing in the enter-
tainment industry.
Walker Brothers Circus trav-
els and performs all over the
world and now they will be
at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center on Friday, Feb. 1, at 5:30
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Satur-
day, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. and 5:30
p.m. The Walker Brothers Circus uses a traditional "Big Top" tent. The circus will be at the
See Circus Page 2 Agri-Civic Center this weekend. The entrance is off State Road 710.

of its delegates as punishment
for moving its primary ahead
of Feb. 5. It is expected that the
eventual nominee will try to seat
delegates from Florida and Mich-
igan, which violated party rules
by moving its primary to Jan.
15. The Democratic candidates
took a pledge not to campaign in
the state, although they did raise
Okeechobee County Supervi-
sor of Elections Gwen Chandler
received ,a nice suprise with the
38.5 percent voter turnout in the
county. The day before Election
Day she had predicted a 23 per-
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to life

Seminole War
battle to be

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
A taste of history and some
fun-filled excitement can be
caught this Saturday and Sun-
day, Feb. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at the newly cre-
ated Okeechobee Battlefield
Historical State Park.
The opening ceremony will
begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 2, and will include special
guests and speakers including
State Representative Richard
Machek, county and city offi-
cials, Seminole Tribe of Florida,
Inc. leaders, Florida National
Guard Seminole Battalion's
Color Guard 2/124 Infantry Bat-
talion, Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da's Color Guard and Elizabeth
Gentry Sayad.
The ceremony is being co-
ordinated by the Okeechobee
Battlefield Friends, Inc.
Mrs. Sayad is the great-great
granddaughter of General Rich-
ard Gentry of the Missouri Vol-
unteers and relates fascinating
facts about the history of her
famous ancestor. Re-enact-
ments will be held both days,
Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday
at 1 p.m.
The battle will be narrated
by Seminole Tribe Member and
historian Willie Johns of Brigh-
This historic battle fought
on Christmas Day in 1837 was
the largest and fiercest battle of
the Seminole Wars. A talented
cast of re-enactors will portray
See History Page 2

American Legion

Free Fair is finally here

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The 52nd Annual Ameri-
can Legion Free Fair begins
Thursday, Jan. 31 and runs
until Sunday, Feb. 10, at the
American Legion Fairgrounds
behind the City Fire Depart-
ment and City Hall.
This Okeechobee tradi-
tion is jammed packed with a
midway for all ages including
games and fair food. In the
American Legion Hall, there
are also a multitude of arts
and crafts and contests to en-
ter. All contests have no entry
The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Feb. .2, Kid's Desert
contest at 7 p.m.; Monday,
Feb. 4, Jams and Jellies at 7
p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 5, Pickles
and Relish and Arts and Crafts
at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 6,
Exceptional Children's Day at
10 a.m., children's talent con-
test at 7 p.m. and adult talent
contest at 8 p.m.; Thursday,
Feb. 7, Miss American Legion
Pageant at 8 p.m. for stu-
dents in ninth through twelfth
grade; and Saturday, Feb. 9,
Chili Contest at 7 p.m.
Each contest is free and
can be entered up until an
hour before the competition.
The American needs lots of

arts and crafts to display for
the community to enjoy. Food
will be available during the
fair in the American Legion
kitchen for breakfast, lunch
and dinner or you can indulge
in traditional fair foods such
as cotton candy and candied
For information more infor-
mation about the fair, contact
Bea Briney at (863)763-4953
or (863) 610-1267, or contact
the American Legion Post 64
(863) 763-2950.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached at cagullar@

File photo/Chauna Aguilar
The American Legion Free Fair will begin Thursday, Jan. 31
through Sunday, Feb. 10. For additional information contact
the American Legion Post at (863) 763-2950. Many rides are
packed into the American Legion Fairgrounds for the enter-
tainment of all ages.
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Phone trace yields no info in bomb hoax

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The search for the per-
son or persons who called the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) with a bomb threat
is continuing despite rumors that
an arrest has been made.
"That rumor is not accurate,"
said OCSO Detective Sergeant
T.J. Brock on Wednesday. "The
case is still pending and we're still
compiling evidence."
The 9-1-1 center received a call
Sunday, Jan. 27, around 4:07 p.m.

that a bomb was set to go off at
the sheriff's office at 4:30 p.m.
The caller said another bomb had
been planted at the Wal-Mart Su-
percenter on South Parrott Ave-
nue and would explode at 5 p.m.
The threat was a hoax.
"The call was traced, but was
tracked to an inactive phone,"
explained Sgt. Brock. "Even a cell
phone with no service can still
call 9-1-1, but the trace goes back
to the number it used to be."
Following the call, OCSO Major
Noel Stephen said in an interview

Monday, Jan. 28, that both the in-
side of the Okeechobee County
Jail and the sheriff's office were
searched, as well as the perimeter
around both buildings..
"We could not evacuate the
jail, so we locked down the in-
mates and did a search of the
complex," he said in that inter-
view. "We checked for suspicious
vehicles but didn't find anything
out of place or out of the ordi-
By 5:30 p.m., he added, things
at the jail and sheriff's office were

back to normal.
The Wal-Mart store was evacu-
ated immediately and no one
was allowed back in the store for
about an hour, said Sgt. Brock.
A search of the large depart-
ment store was done by the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) with assistance
from the sheriff's office, but noth-
ing was found.
Sgt. Brock said if anyone, has
information about this case they
are asked to contact him by call-
ing (863) 763-3117.

M.E. rules fatal wounds were self-inflicted

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Autopsy results have officially
identified a body found last week
as that of a man who had been
reported as missing while hunting
on Rollins Ranch.
The body of Ronald Vincent Ir-
win, 45, of Orlando, has officially
been identified by Dr. Charles
Diggs, assistant medical examiner
for the 191' district. Dr. Diggs said
the man had stabbed himself 12
times about the neck, chest and
The official cause of death,
said Dr. Diggs, was a stab wound

in the chest that perforated the
left side of his thorax.
"It killed him immediately.
It was probably his last stab
wound," said Dr. Diggs in a phone
interview on Wednesday. "There
was one large wound over the ab-
dominal area that exposed some
of the contents of the abdominal
cavity but it didn't damage any-
He said other than one wound
to the right side of his neck, all the
other wounds were superficial.
Mr. Irwin had been reported
missing on Saturday, Jan. 19,
while hunting on the ranch near

Fort Drum. Various units from
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), along with the
Department of Corrections K-9
unit and FWC personnel began
searching for him.
The man was last seen near the
area where his body was found.
Mr. Irwin's body was found by
FWC officers. Eddie Brown, Ja-
son Godwin and Chris Douglas.
Officer Brown actually crawled
through the dense underbrush
and found the body shortly after
11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Although identification has
been made and there is now an

official cause of death, Dr. Diggs
said he is still waiting on a toxicol-
ogy report.
"Even though most. of the
wounds were superficial .-- they
hurt," he said. "I've seen this kind
of thing before. People who nor-
mally do this are intent on some
sort of self-destructive behavior. It
seems like they want to suffer."
When Mr. Irwin was reported
missing, OCSO Lieutenant Billy
Markham said the man was de-
scribed as "in need of medica-
tion." He could not specify the
type of medication that was

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News Briefs

Okee County Fair Pageant deadline changed
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be holding a'
Okeechobee County Fair Beauty Pageant on Friday, March 7.:
Competition includes three categories: personality and interview;
sports/swimwear; and evening gown. The pageant is open to young
women who are ages 15 to 19 years old. Competitors must reside in'
Okeechobee County, Buckhead Ridge or Brighton Seminole Reser-
vation. The deadline to enter the competition is Wednesday, Feb. 6.
For more information contact Donny Arnold (863) 634-6464 or visit,

Fair seeks Creative Skill and Craft entries
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking adult and
youth contest participants for the upcoming, fair March 7-16, the
contests consists of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photogra-
phy, horticulture and woodworking. There will also be food com-
petitions such as home baking and canned goods, as well as a veg-
etable competition featuring garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable.
and largest vegetable categories. You may download the entry
forms and rules at the Okeechobee County Fair Web site, www., under the exhibits link, or pick up cop-
ies at the Okeechobee County Extension Office at 458 Highway 98
North. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Spann at 634-

Habitat accepting applications for housing
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee is accepting applications
for the opportunity to partner to build and purchase a family's first
home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee Coun-
ty, be a first time home buyer, qualify within the income limits that
are set by Habitat, be willing to fulfill sweat equity hours by part-
nering with HFHOC and meet other requirements. Applications are
available in the waiting room of Habitats local office. Please have
your completed application returned to us no later than Friday, Feb.
8, 2008. You should call for an appointment to drop the application
off or mail the application to Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee
County, Inc., 1600B S.W Second Ave., Okeechobee, 34974. If you
have any questions please call the office at (863) 357-1371, leave
your name and phone number and we will call you back.
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cent turnout. She reported that
things went smoothly at the polls,
although they were busier than
expected. She had anticipated
that there would be some lulls
during the day that could be used
for poll worker training. However,
with a steady stream of voters,
that lull never materialized.
SVoter turnout throughout the
,state was estimated at 30 percent
with only scattered voting prob-
lems reported.
The homestead exemption
amendment will double the ex-

Aerialists are among the exciting acts in the Walker Brothers
Circus, which will perform in Okeechobee this weekend.

Continued From Page 1
Aerialists, tumbling artists,
contortionists, and the biggest
stars of the circus world, will all.
be here. This hour and a half per-
formance provides entertainment
for the entire family.
According to their press re-
lease, this year's show features
the hilarity of South America's
clown prince of comedy, Lucio.
The electrifying 9-year-old Paulo
will astound you with his unbe-
lievable juggling dexterity. The
sweetheart of the circus Miss
Sashi, presents her royal Friesian
horse, Navarro, in a wonderfully
choreographed presentation.
Glamour galore fills the center
ring with The Walker Bros. liberty,
pony review. The daring Miss Re-
becca will leave you breathless
in the clouds and La Francie will
astound you in the upper reaches

If you go:
Walker Brothers Circus
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
4200 S.R. 70 E, use 710 entrance,
Friday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. and
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. and
5:30 p.m.
of the big top.
Walker Bros. Circus is proud
to present their rare mixed exotic
animal review of camels, llamas
and zebras, presented by Made-
moiselle Zucchini.
Children's free tickets are in
area. Adult admission costs $14.
Two children, 14 years and under
are admitted free per paid adult.
For more information about
the circus visit www.walkerbroth-
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

Continued From Page 1
fierce Indian warriors such as
the great Indian chiefs Abiaca,
Coacootchee, Halleck .Tustenug-
gee and Alligator.
According to a press release, as
the drama unfolds, it shows how
the Seminoles, greatly outnumr-
bered, battled the massive militia.
and U.S. Army troops led by the
feared Colonel Zachary Taylor.
The Okeechobee Battlefield
received designation by the Na-
tional Trust for Historic Preserva-
tioin the summer of 2000 as one
of America's 11 most historic en-
dangered lands due to encroach-
ing development. Dedicated indi-
viduals formed an organization,
Okeechobee Battlefield Friends,
Inc. to save the land for.histori-
cal preservation and after several
years of petitioning the State of
Florida, the site was purchased
for a state park in 2006. Plans are.
currently in progress to make this
Okeechobee Battlefield Historic
State Park a viable source of his-
tory and entertainment in the
Florida State Park system.
The Okeechobee Battlefield
is located at 3500 S.E. 38 Ave.,
directly across the street from
the Treasure Island Fire Station
on what was once a cattle range
off of U.S. 441 South. When the
park is ready for public use it will
become a tremendous asset for
Okeechobee County tourism.
Mr. Johns, a member of the
Florida Seminole Wars Foun-
dation, considers the Battle of
Okeechobee to be one of the
most important battles in Semit
nole history and preservation of
this 145-acre battleground site of
great significance for the Tribe.
Seminole re-enactors and U.S.
Military re-enactors, including

emption for homesteaded prop-
erties valued over $50,000. The
estimated annual savings to ho-
meowners is $240. It is expected
to cut taxes $9.3 million dollars in
the first five years.
The amendment was the first
Florida ballot proposal that need-
ed 60 percent approval instead of
a simple majority. In 2006 Florid-
ians voted to require a 60 percent
majority for constitutional amend-
Editor's note: Some of the ma-
terial in this article came from the
Associated Press.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at

If you go:
Okeechobee Battlefield Re-enact-
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Saturday, Feb.2-and Sun day,
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many from Okeechobee, perform
the reenactment. Okeechobee
City Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford and local resident Jack Wil-
liamson will participate. Among
the Seminole performers will be
Brian Zepeda and Moses "Big
Shot" Jumper who have per-
formed in many other exciting
Seminole war re-enactments
throughout the State.
Seminole artisans and period
vendors with crafts, clothing,
goods and arts of the 1830's will
be featured, as well as entertain-
ment, horse rides, alligator and
falconry demonstrations, music,
storytelling, historic and cul-
tural demonstrations, and a live
Florida panther and other Florida
The re-enactment has received
great support from Park Manager
Mark Nelson and his staff who
have prepared a portion of the
grounds for the occasion.
Many civic groups, businesses
and private individuals are spon-
soring this event including the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.
Please call the event chairwom-
an, Shawn Henderson, if you are
interested in being a vendor or a
volunteer at (863) 634- 9587.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Agullar may be
reached at


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Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brothers fight 7 deputies

By Eric Kopp

Okeechobee News
What started out as a simple
misdemeanor arrest Thesday es-
calated to the point that it took
seven deputies to arrest two broth-
ers who were reportedly trying to
avoid arrest.
Christopher James Fowler, 24,
of N.W. 32nd Avenue, and his broth-
er Jesse Owen Fowler, 25, of N.E.
32nd Avenue, were both arrested on
various charges and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail.
Christopher was charged with
the felonies of resisting arrest with
violence and two counts of battery
on a law enforcement officer. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanors of indecent exposure, as-
sault on a law enforcement officer,
criminal mischief and disorderly
intoxication. His bond was set at
Jesse was charged with the mis-
demeanor of disorderly intoxica-
tion. His bond was set at $2,500.
An arrest affidavit by Deputy
Bart Potter of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
indicates that he responded to the
intersection of N.W 36th Street and
N.W. 32nd Avenue due to some sort
of verbal confrontation. But, when
he arrived the vehicle he was look-
ing for was gone.
He later found the truck at the.
home of Jesse Fowler in the Bass-
wood subdivision. When he pulled
up to the home he saw Christopher

Christopher Jesse
Fowler Fowler

facing the street and urinating while
drinking a beer. The deputy's report
states that Jesse was in the yard and
was also drinking beer.
After some time had elapsed
Deputy Potter placed Christopher
under arrest for indecent exposure,
at which point the man became
"physically combative," stated the
deputy's report. The deputy wrote
that the man was resisting and
head butting the hood of his patrol
unit in a fit of rage.
When the deputy was finally
able to put the Christopher into the
back seat of his patrol car, the 6-
foot-I-inch, 145-pound, man began
spitting and head butting the win-
dow of the car, stated the report.
Somehow, Christopher was able
to bring his handcuffed hands from
his back to the front of his body and
then began kicking the windows of
the OCSO car, stated the report.
By this time Deputy Joseph Gra-
cie along with Detective Rosemary
Farless arrived and began to help
Deputy Potter. While they were try-
ing to subdue Christopher, Deputy

William Maerki was trying to arrest
Deputy Potter's report said
while Deputy Gracie and Deputy
Mark Shireman were trying to get
Christopher back into the patrol car
he began to kick Deputy Gracie.
Christopher had been taken out
of the car in order to remove the
handcuffs, and then cuff him again
with his hands behind his back.
As Deputy Potter grabbed Chris-
topher from behind to pull him
back into the car, the man rolled
backwards until the shackles
around his ankles were around the
deputy's head. The man then be-
gan to kick the deputy on the left,
side of his face, stated the report.
Detective Farless said she then
grabbed Christopher and pulled
him off Deputy Potter. At this. point
Christopher fell out of the vehicle
and injured his face, continued his
report. He was taken to Raulerson
Hospital by emergency personnel
from the Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue Department where he was
treated and released and taken to
Detective Farless said shortly
after the arrests were completed a
school bus stopped and began to
let children off who live along that
Besides the officers mentioned
above, Deputy Corporal Brian
Hagan and Deputy Adrian Rogers
also helped in arresting the two

Local men facing grand theft charge

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two local men were arrested on
felony charges Tuesday in connec-
tion with the theft of a gun from a
Taylor Creek Isles home.
Charged were John Howard
Cowles, 27, S.R. 710, and Danny J.
McClure, 42, S.W 28th St. Both men
were charged with dealing in stolen
property and grand theft-firearm
and booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $20,000
According to Detective Rick
Durfee of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the alleged
burglary occurred during the first
week of November.
"They (Cowles and McClure).
went to Douglas Park with the sto-'"
len gun from the burglary to trade
for cocaine," said Detective Durfee.
He went on to say the men
were later arrested with the drugs
and the gun; However, at that time

John Danny
Cowles McClure
the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson
revolver had not been reported
stolen. McClure was charged with
possession of cocaine on Nov. 5,
2007, state OCSO records.
Then on Wednesday, Jan. 30,
McClure was arrested by Detec-
tive Durfee around 10 a.m. at the
Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter where the he had just been
sentenced to one year of commu-
nity control on the drug possession
charge. Records also indicate that
McClure was sentenced to one year
of drug offender probation.

"I walked up to the courtroom
and saw him while he was wait-
ing for his probation officer to give
him his paperwork," said Detective
Durfee of the warrant arrest.
Cowles was already in the coun-
ty jail on charges of grand theft
and criminal mischief, based on
the theft of an Okeechobee News
newspaper box on Dec. 13, 2007.
His bond on those charges has
been set at $3,500.
On Dec. 17, 2007, he was arrest-
ed on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation uttering a
forged instrument and violation of
probation grand theft. He is be-
ing held without bond on those
The dealing in stolen property
charge stems from the two men
swapping the gun for drugs, said
the detective.
Detective Durfee went on to say
that his investigation into the No-
vember burglary is continuing.



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A OPINION Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 31, 2008

Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail.
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
SPRING BREAK: When the schools schedule Spring Break, I wish
they would consider the dates of the Livestock Show, which the 4-H and
FFA kids participate in. If they make Spring Break the same week as the
Livestock Show, the kids in 4-H and FFA would not have to miss school to
take their animals to the competition.

RELIGION: It has been a long time since school holidays were linked
the religious observations. We don't have Christmas break anymore. We
have winter break. We don't have Easter Break, we have Spring Break.
We still have Thanksgiving break, which is not a religious holiday. Thanks-
giving is strictly an American holiday.

ECONOMY: On the issues of Federal government once again, we
have to stop giving so much money overseas, so we can make a better
economy in this country.

THE QUEEN: In response to the letter to the editor, Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth does not, nor has ever, ruled her country. She is a fig-
urehead only with ruling being in the hands of the Prime Minister and
Parliament. But, I might add, she's a very nice figurehead and England
should be proud.

SELF DEFENSE: Why is it that a student in Okeechobee Schools
does, not have their civil right to self-defense? It's pretty sad when a female
student is suspended for defending herself in a confrontation she didn't
start. It's sad and I believe the school system has failed our children.

MUSIC: It is my opinion that inside a store is not an appropriate place
to play loud music or to play any kind of religious music. If we wanted to
hear gospel music we would have went to church on that Sunday to hear
it. How would you have felt if they had played rap music, Gaelic chants
or Muslim singing? Just like you, myself and others, don't like to hear the
loud cars with the rap or Spanish music playing, and I have heard many
people complain about it.
FIELDS: This county should have more fields and courts, and have
them be better maintained. It's a shame our county commissioner's ef-
forts are in restoring old useless buildings. What's the purpose of spend-
ing our hard earned taxpayer money on this? Why did they build a new
courthouse in the first place, a new jail? Just so they could use more mon-
ey to keep restoring and refurbishing the old? Those buildings are history.
Tear them down and quit wasting .more and more money on them.

LITTLE LEAGUE: I think it's great that the kids have an option of
either league they wish to play in. Seems to me though that if all kids
in Okeechobee played in one league, they would have a better chance
when all stars came around to compete against the other cities from
around Florida. Good luck!

VOTE: I hope that everyone got out to vote and I hope that the people
in Okeechobee County did not vote like the people did in South Carolina.
McCain is too old, Obama is too young. We don't need Clinton in the
house for four more years. Rudy Giuliani is just a glorified mayor, wanting
to be a Reagan. The only man you can really vote for with a clear con-
science who has integrity and will do his job is Mike Huckabee. So for me
and my house we are voting for Mike.

FAIR: A great big thank you to all who helped to organize the Health
and Safety Fair at the Agri-Civic Center last Saturday. It Was Okeechobee at
+ its best, plus perfect weather.

SUPPORT: I noticed that when Jessie Jackson was running for Presi-
dent, he didn't get the support of the blacks the way that Obama has.
Why do you suppose that is?

ELECTION: I find it amusing that before the election, Hilary Clinton
refused to have anything to do with the Florida primary because the Na-
tional Democratic Party was mad at the Florida Democrats for moving up
their primary date. But since she won the Florida primary, all of the sud-
den Hilary thinks it should count after all. What a surprise.

DELEGATES: How is it that all of the Florida delegates-for the presi-
dential race are going to the Republicans? I heard the Democrat votes
don't count. That isn't right. What is happening to this state? Editor's
note: The Jan. 29 election was a primary election. This year,
both the Republican and Democratic parties in Florida decided
to hold their presidential primary earlier in the year than they
had in previous presidential election years. Republicans vot-
ed in the Republican primary. Those delegates will represent
Florida Republicans at the Republican National Convention,
when the Republican Party will choose their candidate for the
presidential election. Democrats voted in the Democratic pri-
mary. However, because the Florida Democratic Party changed
the primary date without the approval of the National Demo-
cratic Party, the National Democratic Party did not recognize the
Florida Democratic Primary. This is why it was termed an "unof-
ficial" primary. Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen L.
Thurman stated: "the Florida Democratic Party will respect the
voters' choice on Jan. 29, in determining the allocation of our
delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. We are
confident that the Democratic Presidential nominee will seat
Florida's delegation at the Convention."

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Letters to the Editor

Main Street
Okeechobee Main Street
would like to thank everyone
who made our Sixth Annual Top
of the Lake BBQ Affair a success.
From the great volunteers, gener-
ous sponsors, vendors, fantastic
cook teams, judges, and all of the
visitors who were able to sample
some of the best BBQ the south
has to offer. The Agri-Civic center
was the perfect venue to host this.
large event. We received many
positive comments from the cook
teams and BBQ judges about how
beautiful and clean -the center is
and how fortunate our county is
to have such a wonderful facil-
ity. We agree. Next years event
should be bigger and better.
Karen Hanawalt
Program Manager
Okeechobee Main Street

Health Expo a success
Congratulations to the organiz-
ers of the Health Expo held this
past weekend in the Agri-center.
Y'all did a wonderful job of gath-
ering all the helpful committees
and business's in the community
to bring information to us. Every-
one had such attractive booth dis-
plays with smiling faces to greet
us. It was great. The best part?
Watching all the children running
and playing in the kiddie area
with their adorable faces painted.
It just really pleases me to see
children in a safe environment
playing their little hearts out.
.We, as a community, realize
how much work and persever-
ance it takes to put together such
a successful event, and we thank
you for your efforts. So, congratu-
lations It was great fun and very
Bobbi Poole

Community Events

Friday, Feb. 1

VFW holds garage sale
The Big Lake VFW #10539, 3912 Hwy 441 S.E., Okeechobee will
hold their annual garage sale on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2
from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information call 863-763-2308.

Church of God chicken dinner sale
The Okeechobee Church of God Ladies Ministry is having their
chicken dinner sale on Friday, Feb. 1, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. The menu
will consist of;, smoked chicken, cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll and
homemade sour cream pound cake. For a donation of $6.50. The din-
ner will be served from 11 a.m. until sold out. For information call 763-
4127 or by fax 467-1750.

Bake sale for March of Dimes/March for Babies
Seacoast National Bank, 500 N. Parrott or 1409 South Parrott will
hold a bake sale Friday, Feb 1, to benefit the March of Dimes/March for
Babies. There will be a grand assortment of home baked goods! For
more information, please contact Eileen Casian at (863) 467-4663.

Saturday, Feb. 2

BHR VFD to host spaghetti dinner
The BHR Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a spaghetti din-
ner on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. For informa-
tion call Pat at (863) 357-1364.

BLM brings wild horses to Okeechobee
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting a Wild
Horse and Burro Adoption in Okeechobee, on Feb. 1, through Feb. 3
Adoption will be held at: Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
East Hwy 70. Friday, Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for viewing; the auc-
tion is Sat. Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3, from
8 a.m. until noon. Applications must be in before a bid is placed. For
applications and more information about this adoption event, contact:
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program Bureau of Land Management
411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 404 Jackson, Miss. 39206 or call (888) 274-
2133 or 1 (601) 977-5430. Fax: (601) 977-5440

Tanti-Quilters annual quilt show to be held
The Tantie-Quilters will hold their annual quilt show on Feb: 2.
The event will be held at the Historical Society Building on Hwy 98 N,
across from the airport. It will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be
a drawing for a quilt, white elephant sale, fabric sales, quilt sales, and
refreshments. The cost is $3 or two non-perishable items of food and
$1. The food items will be donated to Big Lake Missions to help with
their food pantry and food preparation for the homeless and less fortu-
nate here in Okeechobee. For information, call (863) 357-0166.

Church holds healing service
The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. will hold their monthly
healing service Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone de-
siring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. For
information, contact Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.

Havesters in concert
The Harvesters Quartet will be in concert at Northside Baptist
Church, 51 N.W 98"1 St. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. For information,
call 863-697-0206.

The History of 4-H is topic of radio show
Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 a.m. 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM, guest, Laura
Lock, Public Relations Coordinator and Julie Wilson, Centennial Com-
mittee Chairwoman; UF IFAS State 4-H Youth Development Program
to discuss the history of 4-H and the upcoming Centennial Celebration;
including, a book focusing on Past and Present 4-H members sched-
uled for publication in November. For information contact, Laura Lock
at 352-846-0996 Ext. 237, or email:, www.florida4h.
Tuesday, Feb. 5

Fair planning meetings continue
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is continuing to hold fair
planning meetings. Meetings are scheduled for Feb. 5 and Feb. 19 at 6
p.m. The meetings will be at the Okeechobee County Extension Of-
fice. The fair is finalizing plans for the upcoming March Fair and would
like to invite anyone interested in volunteering with the fair to attend.
If you have any questions you may contact Linda Syfrett at 763-6232 or
Dianne Spann at 634-3327.

Mardi Gras Party
Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. Cajun Charlie will host a Mardi Gras Party
at Cypress Hut Eagles. There will be fun, food, beads, drink specials,
and live music. A $10 donation for food will be taken. For information,
call (863) 467-1154.
Thursday, Feb. 7

Youth Explosion at Church of God
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10'" St., is having a Youth
Explosion on Feb. 7 through 9. It will begin at 7 p.m. each night. The
guest speaker will be Pastor Gabe Swaggart. All youth and youth
groups in the community are invited. If you have any questions call
Candi at (863) 634-4359.

Revival at Haven of Rest
Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 10, the Haven of Rest
Church, S.W. 3rd Terrace, will host Bro. Jerry Cottrell in revival. He
has seen many people healed and delivered from many sicknesses.
Services will start at 7 p.m. each night except Sunday service) will
be at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information call 863-357-3053.

Submitted photo

Looking back ...
The gardens of Hotel Bolles near Lake Okeechobee are shown in this photo from Louise Frisbie collection in the Florida
State Archives. Do you have an old photo to share? Email a copy to, or bring it by the newspa-
per office, 107 SW 17th Street, during regular office hours, Monday-Friday.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 31
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 meet-
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding wvho your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863)
7634920, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W. 611 Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
Classic car shoi at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 1
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 in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and seq
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club
of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suites K.. For in-
formation, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season
on Sept. 7, hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Li-
ons Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S.27 For informa-
tion call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6621.


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6 _

NES announce student award winners

2nd Grade
Reading Awards students
are: Alvaro Garcia, Montana Hair,
Jade Joyce, Dillan Mccullers, Ba-
kari Micco, Sergio Palmerin, Tyra
Smith. Math Awards students
are: Jackson Castro, Lidia Espi-
noza, Daniel Groso, Matthew Hair,
Manuel Pelayo, Christian Rios, and
Miguel Raya.

3rd Grade
Honor Roll 4.0 students are:
Matthew Covert, Kylee Field, Ma-
son Heater, Zachary Kielbasa.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9 students are:
Taylor Amadon, Gabe Greseth,
Dax Haught, Artha Jonassaint, An-

thony Metcalf, Ariana Robshaw.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4 students
are: Giovanny Aguirre, Haley Bar-
ber, Alarra Boswell, Katelyn Bour-
gault, Peyton Bowers, Jennifer
Bublmaier, Morgan Buxton, Cody
Carden, Cecilia Ceja, Bryce Clark,
Audrey Craig, Joel Davis, Dylon
Eubanks, Guadalupe Garcia, Coby
Griffis, Johanna Hair, Gavin Hard-
en, Tristan Hugins, Sarah Jansen,
Robbie Jolly, William Knowles,
Devontray Lemmard, Taushia Lit-
tle, Brittany Mccoy, Nancy Olvera,
Nicole Schoonmaker, Cadee Stires,
Cody Tarvin, Gabrielle Willbarger,
Clinesha Williams. Special Rec-
ognition students are: Esmeralda
Aria, Taylor Carter, Jose Chavez,
Jimmy Guevara, Yessica Hernan-
dez, Cody Jolly, Adella Nunez,
Cassie Reardon, Colt Smith, and
Abfiel Zamora.

4th Grade
Honor 4.0 students are Krys-

tal Harris, Jacie Harvey, Ashley
Juback, Logan Laskey, Julissa
Pelayo. Merit 3.5-3.9 students
are: Reece Lamb, Josey Pearce,
Jenna Thomas, Billy Bob Wehde,
Cameron Whitlock. Scholar-
ship 3.0-3.4 students are: Je-
sus Alvarado, Adriana Carbajal,
Jacob Emmick, Baylee Farless,
Marissa Fennell, Elijah Finney,
Rachel Gome, Jhovani Hernan-
dez, Rashianna Humphries,
Dodie Mccarty, Tangie Mcgowen,
Cameron Morris, Justin Mur-
phy, Whitney Najera, Vincenzo
Pasquarella, Cody Prescott, Kirk
Rayman, Shiann Sampson, Faith
Sheets, Bernabe Soriano-Rios,
J.T. Vandeman, Andrew Wine,
Tyfanni Zeller. Special Rec-
ognition students are: Felipe
Aguirre, Denise Calzada, Chris-
tian Doyle, Hassanein Espinoza,
Dylan Jones, Christopher Lutjen,
Kayla Martinez, Juan Nunez,
Kade Smith, Rhett Wilson.

5th Grade
Honor 4.0 students are: Hunt-
er Boshell, Charleigh Heater, Han-
nah Raulerson, Saul Rios, Macy
Watt, Cameron White. Merit Roll
3.5-3.9 students are: Kelsie Chart-
ier, Adrian Fisher, Savannah Frady,
Hailey Greeson, Sarah Hurst, An-
gelena Jernigan, Courtney Kesner,
Samantha Plummer, Travis Regis-
ter, Audra Torres, Jessica Turgeon,
Lexi Ward. Scholarship 3.0-3.4
students are: IsabellaAlonso, Bran-
don Carter, Caitlin Covert, Albion
Crowell, Rebekah Ford, Leah Fur-
se, General Hair, Meredith Hilliard,
Omar Jimenez, Sandra Luviano,
Otto Ramirez, Mikel Sadler, Taylor
Trent, Cassidy Watford. Special
Recognition students are: Shania
Bays, Atticus Bohannon, Fabiola
Guzman, Alexis Hair, Sedrick Hen-
derson, Gage Metz, Victoria Mills,
Katlyn Raulerson, Sarah Rodgers,
Elizabeth Romero-O'Campo, Nan-
cy Solis, and Samantha Wine.

Submitted photo

Gym Membership Winner
Jim Maine was the lucky winner of a gym membership
from DTCS at the Health and Safety Expo. The gym mem-
bership prize was donated from Kelly Ryan from Douglas
Chiropractic and Fitness Center in Okeechobee.


Mary Elizabeth Yates
Mary Elizabeth Yates, infant,
died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 in the
Arnold Palmers' Children Hospi-
tal in Orlando. Born Oct. 29, 2007
in Sebring, she was a lifetime resi-
dent of Okeechobee.
She is survived by her father,
Gibson H. Yates, Jr.; mother, Judy
May Yates both of Okeechobee;
sister, Lisa Marie Lexus Yates;
grandparents, Gibson Yates, Sr.,
Elizabeth Yates, Mack (Teresa)
Hubbard, Lisa Hubbard; great
grandmothers, Judy Summerall,
Margie Yates, Dorothy Martin; and
great grandfather, James Sim-
mons all of Okeechobee.
Services will be held Friday,
Feb. 1, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel at noon. Interment
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may send condolences to
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

William H. Boyd
William H. Boyd, age 48,

died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
in Oviedo. He was born on July
.17, 1959 in Truman, Ark. His
family moved to Okeechobee in
the early 1960s when he was a
young boy. He was a resident of
Okeechobee until he moved his
family to Oviedo in 1998. He was
a State Certified Contractor and
built many homes in Okeechobee
before moving to Oviedo. Ini the
Orlando area, he was involved in
commercial buildings for the past
several years.
Mr. Boyd is preceded in death
by his father, Joe Dean Boyd. He
is survived by his mother, Label-
va Boyd; his brother, Joe Wayne
Boyd of Okeechobee; his wife of
30 years, Cay Burdeshaw Boyd of
Oviedo; his son Cody (Tara) Boyd;
granddaughter, Caelyn Ann Boyd
of Peekskill, N.Y. and his daugh-
ter, Angela (Brandon) Zumbrum
of Debary.
There will be a memorial ser-
vice held on Friday, Feb. 1 at 11
a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St., Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials to be sent to

the Church of Incarnation Build-
ing Fund, P.O. Box 623302, Ovie-
do, Fla., 32762-3302.
Friends may. sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Alberta Oliver
Alberta Oliver, age 82 of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
Jan. 29, 2008 at her resident in
Okeechobee. Born June 9, 1925
in Jacksboro, Tenn., she had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
1980 and was a member of the
Okeechobee Moose Lodge Aux-
iliary. She enjoyed playing cards,
casinos and fishing.
She is preceded in death by her
husband Otis C. Oliver; sisters,
Geraldine, Lillian, and brother, Ar-
nold Sharp.
She is survived by her sons,
Jackie Oliver of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and George W Oliver of
Okeechobee; four grandchildren
and five great grandchildren.
In addition, she is survived by

brother, Marlan Sharp of Sebring,
and sister, Juanita Buchanan of
Graveside services will be held
at a later date. Friends may send
condolences at www.buxtonfu-
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robert 'Lee' Brbwn, Jr.
Robert "Lee" Brown, Jr.,
age 58 of Orlando passed away
Wednesday, Jan.
30, 2008. He was
a Vietnam Veter-
an and fulfilled a
career working
in the automo-
tive industry as
a Ford service
He is sur- Robert Lee
vived by his Brown Jr.
daughters, Robin L. Brown-Man-
fredi, Kristina E. Weber and their
mother, Karen Brown; brothers,
Charles H. Brown and David L.
Brown; grandchildren, Barry M.,

Leo A. Weber and Luke M. Man-
fredi. In addition, he is survived
by extended family and loving
Funeral services will be held
10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4
at the Trinity Lutheran Church,
downtown Orlando. The family
will receive friends beginning at

9:30 a.m. Burial will take place
at Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the American
Cancer Association in his name.
Arrangements are entrusted
to Robert Bryant Funeral and
Cremation Chapel of Orlando.

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Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 31, 2008

NES learn about snowflakes, snowmen, and penguins

Miss Hudson's and Miss
Becky's class would like to wish
everyone a Happy 2008. The
class is working hard on their
letters and sounds and numbers
to 30. To celebrate "winter" they
are making life size snow people
and writing in their snowman
Mrs. Steiert's class is learn-
ing how to make snowflakes

since we don't have snow in
Okeechobee. We are also learning
about penguins. How many pen-
guin facts do we know? In math
we are learning to count by 2's,
5's, and 10's. And just to let you in
on a little secret, we are counting
down to the 100"' day of school.
Mrs. Smith's class has been
learning our numbers, 11-30. We
will soon be counting by 2's, 5's,
and 10's. We have also been paint-
ing snowmen and making snow-
flakes. We will be celebrating the
100"' day of school soon.
Mrs. Gable's class is celebrat-
ing winter by learning songs about
sleding and snowflakes. We have
also decorated the room with
painted snowflakes.

This week Mrs. Kacy Hackett's
Smarties are learning about pen-
guins. We are adding new facts
to our Penguin K-W-L chart every
day! We are also getting very ex-
cited as the 100"h day inches near.
We have been counting the days
on our fish bowl since the first day
of school.
Third Grade
The Third Grade thoroughly en-
joyed their trip to the Dolly Hand
Theater to see the "Hunt Family
Ms. Gaus' students continue
to improve their Reading fluency.
Many students have reached their
goal of reading 100 words per min-
ute. Parents, please continue to

monitor your child's Reading, Sci-
ence, and Social Studies, reading
passages each evening. The end
result of this continued practice
is fluent readers! Mrs. Gaus' class
continues to prepare for the FCAT
test. We have enjoyed drawing tes-
sellations to review the plane fig-
ures, hexagons, and octagons.
Mrs. Van Deman's students are
taking off in learning multiplication
facts with their new color-coded

fact cards. We are learning the
facts in the order of 2's, 5's, 3's,
4's, 6's, 7's, and 8's. Ask us our
trick we use to memorize the 9's!
Mrs. Van Deman's class is also
making group graphic organiz-
ers to help us in writing narrative
writings. We are retelling Juman-
ji using our story boards.
Mrs. Dennison's class is work-
ing to learn multiplication facts.
We will be building multiplica-

tion sundaes to earn a real ice
cream sundae party! We are also
adding adjectives to our word
wall. These are fun words to add
to our writings!
Mrs. Whitlock's math class
is excited about learning all the
strategies for our Acaletics Math
Program. We have learned ways
to remember the meanings of
many math vocabulary terms.
Ask us to show you how.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Another stop at the North Elementary School's Tiger Paw reward party on Friday, 'Jan. 18, was
feeling real snow after some story telling about snow. These second graders enjoyed the cold
snow on this Florida winter day.

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Auctions 105
CaroPool 110
Shareasride 115
Card of Thanks 120
inMemoriam 125
IFou nd 130
-Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

KITTEN Found in vic. of
Treasure Island. Call to ID.
1/28/08. Vic. of NW 6th St.
C all to 'i dentify.

Taylor Creek Bridge & Pub
boat ramp at Kiss. Riv. on
Rt. 78. Call (815)258-5557
MALE CAT Black, vic. of
Palm Ranch Village. Indoor
cat, Please call, help him get
home (863)763-8149
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

CAT Spayed, Front De-
clawed. Free to good indoor
home w/out dogs. Litter
trained. (863)227-1742

OKEE -2910 SE 23rd Street,
Treasure Island, Thurs., 1/31,
8am-?? 1 day only! Lots of
items old & new. Old fishing
tackle, old dolls, old baseball &
basketball cards, antiques, lots
of misc. Cheap!

OKEE 576 SW 87th Terrace,
70 West by Lazy 7, Saturday,
February 2nd, 8am-??
Everything must goIll

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Estate Sale
Feb. 2nd, 8am-2pm, 1277
SW 18th Terr. (Off 15th).
Fishing gear, Power tools,
Girls Jr clothing, Couch, Cof-
fee/End tables, HH items
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
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that's updated regulaly:
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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Employment | Services

Emp loyent 2 Badysittin e 405
Full-Ti-m 205 Child C'aretiieeded41O
Employment Child Care Offered415
Medical 210 instruction 420
'Emplo)nment -I
PartlTuMe 215 Services Offered425
Employment Insurance 1430
Wanted 220 Medical Serwices435
Job Informationa 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230 ivers

Full Time (Sat A Must)
Customer Service/Sales
Self Motivated

for plumbing company
FT w/benefits,
(863)763-6461 DFWP
Looking for
Commercial Experience and
4-40 License Preferred.
Competitive Wages & Benefits.
Fax Resume to 863-824-3179
PLUMBERS: Experienced only.
Please call Echols Plumbing
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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we may not be aware of the
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
AppliancePants 0
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles' 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Childlen'slIterna 555.
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles' 575
Computer/Vileo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linlns & Fabrics 595
Fireplace-Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
nEquipmentE i t620
Heating Etquipment/i
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Lsamps/LIghts, 640s
Luggage 645
Medical ltems 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725 -
Togs & Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3-41bs, all colors, 1st shots,
worming & health cert. Sire
has been DNA tested, $350
& up (863)381-9234

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it'sjthne
to look for a helpaer In
the classIneds.


2nd Annual Cane Country Auction
February 2, 2008 @ 9:00 AM
Consighments Welcome -
Tractors, Farm Equipment, Cane Harvesting
Equipment, Construction Equipment, Heavy Duty
Trucks, Semi, Trailers, ATV's, and much more!

26400 State Rd 880, Belle Glade, FL
Terry DeMott, Sr. Mobile 229-891-1832
DeMott Auction Co. 561-992-9028
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Auction Co.


8:00 SHARP 2:00PM
This is a rare opportunity to have a chance to
own an original Floridascape oil painting
from Jerry DeVane, a Florida native who is
now 77, has painted for years and studied
and painted with A.E. Backus. His favorite
scenes to paint are the beautiful ranchlands
and old Florida back-country of western St.
Lucie County and Okeechobee County. His
paintings have been commissioned by several
local ranchers such as Judge James Alder-
man, Cow Creek Ranch, Russakis Family,
Carlton Family, Summerlin Family and his
oils have been purchased by art dealers and
collectors worldwide. Jerry DeVane is now
gaining another realm of art appreciation
with Miami Collectors. This is your chance
to complete your art collection and own an
original piece at extremely affordable prices.
Jerry will be at the sale and will be happy to
talk with everyone. DO NOT MISS this op-
portunity. Call (772)216-1991 for questions
before the sale!!

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In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mod. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$800/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (772)215-0098
OKEECHOBEE- lbr efficiency,
utilities furnished, $800, 1st
& last month rent & sec dep.
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878.
REMODELED 2br, lba, 2
story apt, screened porch,
very clean, no pets.
$750/mo, 1st, last & Dep.

LEASE with build out! In Okee-
chobee. $12 per sq ft. Call
Warren at (954)682-5933

VILLA 2 br, 2 ba, Remodeled
Kitchen, Washer & Dryer,
covered screened patio,
Avail 2/1/08. May be seen
now by appt. (863)634-341A4
or (863)634-3251

BHR 3 br, 1 ba CBS, part
furn, dock, boat slip, carport.
$900/mo + $900 sec dep.

3/2, 3/1 %a or 2/1
Available, no pets, for
move in special. Call
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sqft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1100/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
furn, on canal, seasonal &
yearly, (863)824-0981
3br, 2ba, 2 gar Pool Home,
Close to everything.
Dreamcatcher Realty
NEW DUPLEX 3/2. $1000
per month + 1st, last &'
$500 sec dep.
OKEE: 3/1 on ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. +1st,
last, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, 1ba, fully furn.
Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
RENT TO OWN- Newly remod-
eled. In town. 3br, 2ba,
$3000 down, $1300/mo,
w/$300/mo going towards
down payment. Bruised
credit okay. (863)467-0128
or (863)634-9535
clean! On canal. storage.
$850 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.

ROOMMATE need to share 2
br, 1 ba, $325/mo +
utilities. $325 sec dep.

son needed to share large
home, private bath, full
house privileges. $600 mo.
includes all utilities & main-
tenance. (863)634-2354

LAKEHOUSE in Lake Placid for
Seasonal rental. Furnished
with dock. (863)465-0053


CHEVRON Gas Station, Hwy
441, across from Home Depot
C- Store, Deli, Carwash. $1.1
million. Fin avail. Broker
owner. (407)256-9081
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
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CBS HOME 3/2/2 In gated
community. Open fir plan w/
family rm. Vaulted ceilings.
Community pool/club house.
Safe area for walks & biking.
$219,800 (863)763-7721
over 1900 sf,on 1 acre, new
paint, in/out, new flooring,
Dixie Ranch Acres,
$224,500 (321)723-6581 or
Zero Down. $999. mo.
4br, 2ba CBS Brand New.
Prices $139,900. 3824 NW
7th St. 561-248-3879 or
access lot, seawall, all util.,
best buy in Isles.
TWO HOUSES 120' across
front 180' down side & 40
trees in the rear. Both are 3
Bdrm and include C/Air. Also
10 Unit Building on 60'W &
140'L. (863)763-8058

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$127K. Neg. 863-763-8567
or 502-598-9115


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For information.
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starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031

Mobile Home Angels
Highlands Co., park model on
Kissimmee River, turn key,
new roof, Ig screened porch,
shed with W/D. $70,000
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
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Florida rm, new roof, C/Air,
many extras, $15,000 neg.
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MH 14 x 60, Fl rm, carport,
nicely furnished, Cassablan-
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Hwy 78, plus '92 Olds 4 dr
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4/2 Tile Floor, Energy Package
Deluxe loaded, over
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30th Anniversary Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
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appl., Tile & wood firs.
Call (270)723-1427


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Camlbers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils ..:: 3015.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

CARRILITE '95 36' 5th Whl
w/20' alum. screen porch.
New tires. W&D. Full awning.
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Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Pubi II

File No.: 2006-CP-234
The administration of the estate of ROB-
ERT S. ROGERS, SR., deceased,
whose, date of death was November
25, 2006, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972. The name and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of.this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 31 st, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Janet Rogers
4047 SE 27th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Wallace B. McCall, Esq.
Attorney for Janet Rogers
Florida Bar No. 157086
1001 North U.S. Highway One
Suite 604 .
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Telephone: (561) 746-7073
Fax: (561)746-7669
259268 ON 1/31;2/7/08
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 SW 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be conduct-
ing a public sale or otherwise dispose
df contents of the following units to
satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad placed in accordance with Florida
Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Shannon Henry 14
Cathy Odom 131
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, February 9,2008 at 8:00 AM.
The office is located at the same ad-
dress. 863-763-5044.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken and will be refunded when unit
has been cleaned out.
258115 ON 01/24,31/08

Buying a car? Look In the
classifieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-

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Service Club News

Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70-
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Lucia Aguilar 7-27
Eric Fetherston 7-42
Angela Frady 9-44
Gayle Hall 6-07
Jovita Hernandez 7-26
Kandie Hunt 7-56
Lakisha Jones 9-19
Jeffrey Leonard 6-23
Danielle McMillan 7-25
Yelena Nazario 6-41
Curtis Pelham 9-43
Valerie Perkinson- 6-03
Julie Vinson 4-03
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, February 9,2008 at 9:00 AM.
The office is located at Galaxy Ware-
houses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Terrace, Okee-
chobee. 863-467-2588
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
Only. A $20,00 cleaning deposit will
be taken.
258111 ON 01/24.31/08
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lo cated at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on FEBRUARY 15,
2008, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Rorda
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and VIN are as follows.
1998 Chevy Metro
1994 Lincoln Towncar
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
259003ON 01/31/08
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 15th day of February 2008
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage, Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1989 Gold Honda Accord
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles aill be sold in "AS IS" with no
259108 ON 1/31/08

at 7 p.m.
* Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Moose Legion meetings third Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m.
* Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m. and Friday
night at 7 p.m. Food Served. (you must
be a member to play bar bingo)
* Dinner and music almost every Saturday
* Valentine's Day, Dinner and Dance
- Steaks to order. Dance Music by Lisa.
$15 per person or $25 a couple.

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is located
at 501 S.E. Second St. The Post phone
number is (863) 763-2950. American
Legion Post #64 is open Monday to
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m. Our kitchen
is open and serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday through
Friday from 11 am until 3 p.m.
* Wednesdays: Tacos and Margaritas
served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Live music
by Turk Leonard from 3 until 6 p.m.
*Fridays: Karaoke with B &,P Productions
(Bobby and Penny) from 6 until ? p.m. -
*Saturday: Feb. 2, Lip.Sync from 2 until 4
* Saturdays from 5 until 8 p.m. 50s and
60s Sock Hop Oldies Dance Hosted By
Turk Leonard.
* Sundays: sports on big screen TV
Quarter-pound hot dogs, pizza and 50
cent draft beer will be offered.
* Live Music By Turk Leonard Sunday from
4 until 9 p.m.
* Bingo is held every Saturday and Sunday
night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5
* The Sons of the American Legion steak
dinner will be held on the third Sunday of
each month from 3 until 6 p.m. The dinner
will include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea.
* Friday night dinners have resumed.
Dinners will be served from 4:30 until 6:30
* It is time to pay your dues for the Legion
and Auxiliary.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regular
informational meeting on the first Saturday
of the month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W., at 10
a.m. Applications for new members are
available. Call Lou Eder at (863) 357-0467
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863) 467-2882.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the monthiat 10
am. Contact the Post at 467-2882 for

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at 9983
U.S. 441 N. For information on events, call
(863) 763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m. Food will
be available for a donation.
* Wednesdays: bar bingo from 4 p.m. until
? Food will be available.
* Every Thursday: washer toss at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary at 6
p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Fridays: steak night (16-oz.) starting at 5
p.m. for a $12 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
* Saturdays and Sundays: music at 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for $5

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is located
at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
* The Masonic Lodge holds their meetings
on the second and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has many
fun activities planned on the first and third
Tuesday of each month. For upcoming
activities, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is (863) 763-2250.
* Sundays: breakfast will be served from
9 until 11 a.m.
* Sundays: Karaoke with open mic and
free food at 7 p.m.
* Tuesday Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. there will be
a Moose Membership meeting. They will
be discussing what is planned for the new
* Wednesdays: Bingo and food, food
served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.
Public is welcome.
* Thursdays: dinner will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge for the
* Thursdays: karaoke night starting at 7
* Fridays: dinner served from 5 until 7:15
p.m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p.m. Call to
see who is playing.
* Saturdays: dinner from 5 p.m. until 7
* Saturdays: karaoke night starting at 7

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is located
at 156 N.W. 36th St. in Okeechobee. Please
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 for further
information, sudden changes and menus.
Guests are invited to enjoy the activities
and consider membership.
* Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11
* Horseshoe practice every Sunday at 2
p.m. and Thursday Evening.
* Every Monday, Pool tournaments sign
up, 7 p.m. Food is served.
* Women's meeting second and fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Officers meetings first and third Tuesday

and third Wednesday of each month at the
old Cypress Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7 p.m.
on the second and fourth Wednesday of
every month
* Friday night: 16 oz rib eye steak dinner
with the trimmings beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Moose Lodge #2417
The Moose Lodge #2417 is located at 2
Linda Rd. BHR Okeechobee.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is located
at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are seasonal,
contact the Post at (863) 763-0818 for
information or write the Post at RO. Box
1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through Sunday.
* Monday through Thursday: happy hour
from 4 until 6 p.m.
* Mondays: .50-cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday starting at
1 p.m. Food will be available. Everyone is
* Wednesdays: dinner from 4 until 6 p.m.
for a donation.
* Fridays: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
* Fridays: hot food by David Lee from 5
until 8 p.m.
* Saturdays: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m. Food will be available.
* Sundays: dinner will be available from
2 until 4 p.m., and will be followed by
karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there will be a post
meeting and ladies auxiliary meeting at 11
* The post membership drive is under way,
and the post is striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quartermaster at
(863) 763-0818.
* Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002 S.R.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. For information,
call (863) 467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary dinner and
Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Music will be
* Every Thursday is bar bingo at 12:45
p.m. Lunch will be available.
* Every Friday a steak dinner with baked
potato, salad and rolls will be served from
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11 donation.
Dancing immediately follows the dinner.
* Membership meetings are held on the
second Saturday of the month beginning
at 10 a.m. The House Committee meeting
is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Commander
Henry Zaskowski at (863) 467-2882.
All games "and special events are shown
on three televisions. The game room has a
regulation-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Monday through -
Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10a.m. Mondaythrough
Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
* Monday: $1.50 tacos till 6 p.m.
* Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary Dinner 5:30
p.m. ($6)
* Wednesday: bar bingo will start at 12:45
p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy of the
Ladies Auxiliary.
* Thursday: short order food night from 5
until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry, chicken fingers or shrimp
from 5 until 8 p.m. along with live music
and dancing.
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage dogs
for $1.50 grilled or steamed at noon. Live
music and dancing will start at 7 p.m.
* Sundays: sports on big screen TV.
The Ladies Auxiliary is looking for any
family members of Okeechobee residents
currently serving overseas. We are
forwarding packages of needed items to
our active service personnel. For more
information or if you would like to donate
items please contact us, Cheryl Benoit at
(863) 697-2930.
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are held the first Sunday of,every month
at noon. Men's Auxiliary meetings are the
second Wednesday of every month at 6:30
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the schedule of

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78
W., members will meet the first and third
Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at (863) 763-
3378, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.
* Sundays: Every second Sunday of the
month there will be a Bike Sunday from
noon until 7 p.m. There will be food,
jukebox, big screen TV. and an Oasis
Lounge. For more information, call the
club at (863) 763-3378.

Cypress Hut

Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S.E. is now open to members Monday-
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.,
Sundays from 1 to 10 p.m. Information can
be found by visiting, or
calling (863) 467-1154.
* Food is served several evenings a week.
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first



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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jonathan Crawford is being counted Mike Minondo is penciled in as the
on to lead Okeechobee back to the Brahman's third starting pitcher this
post season. year.

Dustin Stokes could be the best
pitcher and the best hitter on this
year's squad.

Brahman pitchers look to return to glory

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Last season Okeechobee had
questions about their pitching,
but not their hitting. This year the
roles are reversed.
With the departure of top hit-
ters Devon Venables, Robert Ro-
driquez, Luke Blomberg and Cory
Wiggs, the Brahmans top return-
ing hitter boasts a .244 batting
Still their coaches aren't that
concerned about it.
"Last year was a surprise with
some of our young pitchers,"
Pitching Coach Mark Ward said,
"We had young underclassmen
pitch like juniors and seniors; it
was a plus for the team. It made
it easier for the defense and our
offerise and it kept us in a lot of'
Pitchers Dustin Stokes, Jona-
than Crawford, Brice Buckner,
Cameron Tewksbury, and Mike
McClain all got a lot of experience
last year. They also sav a lot of
success as the season wore on.
Ward is counting on the pitchihg
staff to again lead the team. *
"They have set the bar higher
and we now expect a lot more
but of them. It's exciting, with our
pitching we have an opportunity
to be in every .game," he said.
There is only one senior on
this year's pitching staff, McClain.
That bodes well for a few excel-
lent years in a row as Okeechobee
hopes to return to the state play-


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By Charles M. Murphy
Long time Brahman booster
Mike Long attended last Friday's
home basketball game. He ad-
mitted it is his first look at the
basketball team this year. He
brought along his 6-year-old
grandson who he said is already
a basketball encyclopedia and
fan of the game.
It seems QB Garrett Mad-
rigal does not have the
Okeechobee High School record
for touchdown passes. His 14 TD
passes is nowhere near the 22
touchdown passes that Dr. Kev-
in Platt threw back in the early
1980's. He is now a successful
physician in the community. His
key target that year was Frankie
Neal, who went on to play for
the Florida Gators, and the Green
Bay Packers.
A number of local residents
took part in last weekend's
Race 4 the cure in West Palm
Beach. Former Brahman volley-
ball coaches Todd Jones and
George May, Daron Jones,
and Darby Jones all competed
in the race. Others in the race
from Okeechobee were Rebec-
ca Hayman, Rachel Jones,
and Kalley Hoover.
Former Brahman linebacker
Samuel Grounds was in at-
tendance for the final girl's soc-

offs and perhaps make a run deep
into the post season.
That's if they can get the of-
fense sorted out.
Ward said players on the team
are games, and are athletic. He
predicts the team will play a lot
of small ball this year. That means
expect a lot of bunting, hit and
runs, and situational hitting.
"We will push the limits. These
kids here are known as being the
best in town, last year a little of re-
ality set in, but I feel we can com-
pete with anybody," he said.
By anybody, Ward doesn't
mean just local competition or
district competition, he means
the entire state. He is not shy in
predicting this group could go to
the state finals.
"We will play the game the
way it is supposed to be played.
Can we make the state finals? We
have five arms that we can run
out there and compete. That's
what you need to get you there,"
he added.
'Ward said this is a big year for
the coaches as well. He didn't
mind putting a bull's eye on his
back if this year's team doesn't
"If they're not winning then
they need to give us the pink slip.
We expect results. It's our job
to push them and get them pre-
pared. If we win it's because of
the players. If we lose it's because
of the coaches."
Here is Coach Ward's scouting
report .on his pitchers this year.

cer game of the season. He noted
he is pursuing a career in the
development of video games in
A growing number of Brah-
man softball alumnus's are going
into the medical field. Sheena
Bodden, who played college
softball at Palm Beach Commu-
nity College, is now in medical
school at Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity. Current Coach Kim Har-
graves is a graduate of physical
therapy herself.
Brahman baseball coaches
said one of their biggest challeng-
es this year will be finding a lead
off hitter. Jimmy Hadden might
have filled that role but he was
lost for the season due to injury.
Brahman alumnus Skip Rob-
erts is often seen watching girl's
basketball games at OHS. His
younger sister, Kitaki, is a senior
this year, and a key member of
the team. Roberts played cor-
ner back and running back under
Coach Cary McKee and was one
of Doug Greseth's former play-
ers in boy's basketball.
Tennis Coach Dave Ellis is
building up quite a stockade of
younger players for the future. He
notes Otto Ramirez, an 11 year
old, could break into the Florida
rankings in tennis later this year.
Jimmy Mills, now director of
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force receives a lot of credit for
keeping the boys' tennis team
alive during the 1980's. Mills, who
still plays tennis, was head coach
of the boys' team some 20 years
Okeechobee professional an-
gler Koby Kreiger had two good
days at the FLW Outdoors Eastern
Division Event held this past week
on Lake Okeechobee. Thurs-
day he caught over 18 pounds
of Bass. Two amateur fishermen
from Okeechobee who were in
the top 100 were Don Howard
and Glenn King.

Dustin Stokes, left hander,
junior: He looks to be the num-
ber one starter. Has good size and
strength and pitches sidearm. Has
good movement on his pitches.
Coach Ward comment, "He
could be drafted by the pros. He
throws 82-84 miles an hour with
great movement. His pitches are
never in the same place twice."
Jonathan Crawford, right
hander, sophomore: Coaches
like his size, and his athleticism.
They also praise his competitive-
ness and drive to succeed. He will
challenge Stokes as the staff ace.
Coach Ward comment, "The
ball just jumps out of his hand.
He was a baby last year but beat
a state finalist, Port St. Lucie on
the road. He's capable of winning
big; I have high expectations of
Michael Minondo, left
hander, junior: A sneaky quick
left hander who pitched mostly at
the junior varsity level last year.
He figures to be the third starter
on the team.
Coach Ward comment, "He's
a gamer and he wants the ball.
He'll get the opportunity to show
he belongs, he's aggressive on
the mound but is mellow off the
Cameron Tewksbury, left
hander, sophomore: The
sophomore has a deceptive mo-
tion. He has all the pitches, fast
ball, breaking ball and change
Coach Ward comment, "He

can fill several roles, starting and
relieving. He's stronger this year,
and is a big kid. He has good mo-
tion on his pitches."
Brice Buckner, right hand-
er, sophomore: Buckner is a tall
and tough right hander. Was the
closer out of the bullpen last year.
He figures to take a step up this
Coach Ward comment, "He
reminds me of Blake Marsocci,
he's a bull dog. He needs to figure
it out mentally, but he's athletic
and has the tools. He's also a hard
worker. I like his spirit, he won't
lie down, and he'll give his all."
Mike McClain, right hander,
senior: McClain is the ultimate
teammate. He pitched mostly out
of the bullpen last year. He pro-
vides some veteran leadership.
Coach Ward comment, "He
has some experience, and he
should, get a few more opportu-
nities this year. He's a leader, the
kids look up to him and he's a big
part of the team."
Brandon Farless, right
hander, freshman: Farless is
a tall and talented pitcher who
will mostly serve as an insurance
policy this year if one of the other
pitchers gets injured. Still, Bran-
don will see some innings for the
Coach Ward comment, "He
reminds me of Berto Rojas, I'm
impressed. He's got a good arm.
He's around the plate and will be
competitive." .

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