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Publication Date: February 10, 2008
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Vol. 99 No. 41


High school teams
battle for spot at
Lifesmarts Event
TAMPA Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
has announced that dozens
of high school students from
around the state will compete
to determine which schools'
team is most knowledgeable
about consumer issues. The an-
nual "LifeSmarts the Ultimate
Consumer Challenge" compe-
tition is held in states across
the U.S. and the winning state
teams then go on to compete
for the national title.
Page 5

FCAT heads
for YMS
' All eighth grade students will
begin the FCAT testing by tak-
ing the FCAT Writing Exam on
Feb. 12. Students will be given
either an expository or persua-
sive writing prompt and will be
given forty-five minutes to com-
plete their writing. Eighth grade
students will also be given two
forty-minute sections of the
Writing Plus Exam. The Writing
Plus Exam is designed to test
students' language arts skills.
Page 6


Code Enforcement
ask for assistance
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement and Public
Works Departments are ask-
ing the citizens for their assis-
tance. We are requesting that
basketball goals be kept off the
city right of ways. When these
items are placed next to city
streets they become a safety
hazard. They could be struck
by emergency and sanitation
equipment. The city right of
way extends 35 feet from the
center of the street, If left by the
street, Public Works will pick
up the goals and take them to
the city maintenance yard. If
this happens, Code Enforce-
ment will send the property
owner a Notice of Violation that
will require the property owner
to appear before the Code En-
forcement Board. We encour-
age residents of Okeechobee
to voluntarily comply so no fur-
ther action is necessary.

Drought Index

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

Lake Levels

10.04 feet
t Last Year: 11.55 feet

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Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Classifieds.... .............. 9
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword............... .............. 7
M ini Page .................................. 8
O pinion ...................................... 4
Speak Out ............... .............. 4
S po rts ................ ..................... 10
TV .......................................... 7
W weather ..................................... 2
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Speckled Perch Festivities: Continue today

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Speckled Perch Court (back row-left to right) Junior Miss Morgan Crawford, Tiny
Miss Tristin Simmons, Miss Speckled Perch Rachel Holt, (middle row-left to right) Prin-
cess Taylor Carter, Little Miss Kimmy Shaw, (front row) Little Mister Michael Cruz rode
in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
"Character Counts" at Everglades Elementary School and throughout the Okeechobee
County School District.

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The Okeechobee High School Marching Band performed in the Speckled Perch Festi-
val Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Saturday.

Schools updating code of conduct

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board Code of Student
Conduct Committee met on
Thursday, Feb. 7, to iron out
revisions to the School Code
of Student Conduct, which has
not been revised completely
since 1998.
The committee it made up
of various levels of school em-
ployees from administration
to teachers; local law enforce-
ment; and strategically chosen
community members who
have experience with children
in the community. There are
also individuals who work in
the local juvenile justice sys-
tem facilities.
Members are as follows:

Joni Ard; Andy Bowers; Gay
Carlton; Linda Davis; Tracy
Downing; Brian Greseth;
Wayne Harrel; Cesar Marin;
Randy McCall; Brad Mims;
Dawn Nichols; Anita Nunez;
Dr. Chris Robshaw; Heather
Siler-Dobbs; Dana Tedders;
Kim Wolf; Ethan Hales; Mary
Hurley; Mary Anne Dana; Jer-
emy Ellis; Maria Jimenez; An-
drea Mitchum; Gordie Morgan;
Malissa Morgan; Matt Pearce;
Daron Washington; and Toni
Assistant Superintendent
for Administration Services
Ken Kenworthy facilitated the
The Code of Student Con-
duct was initially used during
the 1997-98 school year. While
changes have been made an-

nually to comply with changes
in legislation and to modify
certain parts of the code, an
overhaul revision has not been
addressed since its adoption.
The purpose of the com-,
mittee is to review the code
and make recommendations
to the superintendent. The su-
perintendent can accept, reject
and/or request clarification on
recommendations. The su-
perintendent will recommend
the revised code to the School
Board for approval.
While the meetings are
closed to committee mem-
bers, if any citizens have ad-
ditional concerns about pos-
sible revisions to the code of
conduct they may contact the
See Conduct Page 2

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EOhL 'leacner

of the Year is

Ms. Altman

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Exceptional Student
Education Teacher of the Year
is Shanda Altman. While she
has only been in her current
position as an ESE Transition
Specialist for a year, she has
had ten years of teaching expe-
rience in Okeechobee County.
Ms. Altman received her
associate's degree from Indian
River Community College in
1993 and her bachelor's degree
in communicative disorders
from the University of Central
Florida in 1995. She continued
her education through the Uni-
versity of Florida where she has
completed 30 graduate hours
in specific learning disabilities.
Since 2003, Ms. Altman has
received exemplary on her
instructional performance ap-
praisals. She has maintained
many leadership roles over the
years as a mentor teacher, ESE
grade chair and ESE depart-
ment head.
Ms. Altman's principal
when she was at Yearling Mid-
dle School Brian Greseth stated
that her "caring and conscien-

tious qualities help to make
her not only an excellent role
model for students, but also
extremely effective in working
with parents and other faculty
to Cathleen
Blair, the Ex-
ceptional Stu-
dent Educa-
tion director,
Ms. Altman
began her
role this year Shanda
as the county Altman
wide transi-
tion specialist. The focus of a
transition specialist is to get the
student in a position when they
graduate to become employed
or go into the workforce.
Ms. Altman works diligently
with special needs teachers to
develop life-long learning ac-
Ms. Blair stated that, "Ms.
Altman is extremely creative
and resourceful in finding new
partners for our students to
learn job skills. Every time I

See Altman Page 2

NEHS Teacher-

of the Year is

Mrs. Nichols

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
New Endeavor High School
Teacher of the Year is Dawn
Nichols. She has held her cur-
rent position as a reading
coach for one and a half years.
Ms. Nichols has been teaching
for over eight years.
She obtained her associates
degree from Central Florida
Community College and her
bachelor's degree from Saint
Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla.
She continued her education
at Florida Atlantic University
in exceptional student educa-
tion and has also received her
reading endorsement through
Indian River Community Col-
lege, the Northeast Florida Edu-
cational Consortium, the Heart-
land Educational Consortium
and the school board.
She is certified in elemen-
tary education, exceptional
student education K-12, ESOL,
reading endorsement and mid-
dle grades integrated curricu-
lum. Ms. Nichols participates in

many training workshops and
courses to further her educa-
tion to better her students.
Ms. Nichols is involved in
committees at NEHS such as
the Reading
which she
chairs. She
is chairs the
School Ad-
visory Com-
mittee and is
the yearbook Dawn
sponsor. She Nichols
is also cur-
rently participating in the Stu-
dent Code of Conduct Review
Committee to revise the anti-
quated code.
She began her career as a
long-term substitute in Yan-
keetown, Fla. and then began
teaching third grade at Lecanto
Primary School in 2000. Her
career in Okeechobee began at
Osceola Middle School in 2001
where she taught in Exception-

See Nichols Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Okeechobee Sheriff's Posse
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Posse rode horseback
in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9. The
festivities continue throughout today.

2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 10, 2008

Continued Fronm Page 1
speak with her she has another
new idea she wants to imple-
Outside of school, Ms. Altman
is active in the American Cancer
Society Walk for a cure for Breast
Cancer as a new team recruiter.
She brought the schools into the
walk as well by involving school
clubs to form teams and raise
Ms. Altman created a recy-
cling work program ran by ESE
students at Okeechobee High
School. The National Honor's So-
ciety helped make the recycling
boxes for the classrooms and
helped spread the word about re-
cycling around campus. The ESE
students are involved in all levels
of the program.

They have schedules of their
assigned recycling responsibili-
ties; some wash and sort cans
and bottles and others do pick-
ups from classrooms.
Ms. Altman stated that, "over
the years I have been able to
open my heart and my mind to
all students that struggle academ-
ically. They have taught me that
the best philosophy that I dem-
onstrated in my classroom is that
when you believe in yourself you
can achieve great things."
Ms. Altman is one of the final-
ists in the Okeechobee District
Teacher of the Year selection
process. One teacher will be
chosen to represent the districtat
the Okeechobee County School
Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb.
12, at 6 p.m. in the boardroom.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

News Briefs
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City has opening on Utility Authority Board
The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interested applicants in
serving on the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors, as an
alternate member for a two year term. The applicants must be resi-
dents of the City of Okeechobee and be living in the service area of
OUA. Applications may be printed from the City's web page, www. or obtained from the City Clerk's Office at 55
SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee. You may contact us for further informa-
tion at (863) 763-3372 extension 215.

Continued From Page 1
al Student Education until 2006.
She has been the reading
coach at NEHS since 2006. Ms.
Nichols has taken many courses
from FLARE to be a facilitator to
teach the reading competencies
for teachers to earn their reading
According to her principal,
Carol Revels, "Dawn is one of
those employees who need no
assistance or reminders. She just
knows what to do in all situations
and takes charge of issues and

makes sure that all problems are
Ms. Nichols has two main
philosophies of teaching, "every
student has the right to learn and
every student needs a variety of
ways to practice what they learn.
Mrs. Nichols is one of the fi-
nalists in the Okeechobee Dis-
trict Teacher of the Year selec-
tion process. One teacher will be
chosen to represent the district at
the Okeechobee County School
Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb.
12, at 6 p.m. in the boardroom.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

Continued From Page 1
school board office or any of the
members of the committee listed
Many issues with the code are
just correcting errors that are sim-
ply out of date and need harsher
penalties or clearer wording due
to issues that have come up in the
last ten years as the environment
in the schools have evolved.
The code is also being revised
to reflect the same codes in the
School Environmental Safety In-
cident Reporting (SESIR) codes
and definitions. The SESIR codes
were developed to help school
districts correctly code data
used to report incidents that are
against the law or represent seri-
ous breaches of the code of stu-
dent conduct, including those
considered severe enough to re-
quire the involvement of a school
resource officer or to be reported
to law enforcement.
While the Student Code of
Conduct details minimum con-
sequences which vary according
to the grade level of the student,
it was reformatted to bring atten-
tion to the fact that "More severe
punishments may be assigned by
the principal, depending on the
facts of the specific case."
Some changes tb the chart on
alcohol and drugs consequences
were dealing with the prescrip-
tion drugs section. The commit-
tee is suggesting adding verbiage
to make possessing prescription
drugs, other than topicals, for
which the student does not have
a valid care plan allowing them
to carry the medication on their
person, i.e. inhalers, epi pens, in-
sulin, etc.
It was also added that infrac-
tions dealing with alcohol, and
drugs of any kind will be reported
to law enforcement and may be
reported to the Department of

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Children and Families depending
on the age of the student.
Another key area where the
committee is adding additional
teeth to the code is dealing with
sexual offenses and bullying/ha-
rassment. These sections were
previously handled under other
codes and are now being sepa-
rated with their own set of spe-
cific consequences to mirror the
SESIR codes and definitions.
The committee has written a
set of consequences for sexual
offenses through research from
Florida Statutes and other codes
of conducts from neighboring
school districts. It was also noted
in the code that all sexual of-
fenses must be reported to law
Bullying and harassment was
added to the violence section of
the code, and defined as "un-
wanted and repeated written,
verbal, or physical behavior in-
cluding any threatening, insulting
or dehumanizing acts pervasive
enough to create a hostile or of-
fensive environment."
This definition was taken from
the SESIR codes for bullying and
The committee is literally go-
ing through every page of the
code and fixing any error that
they deem necessary to ensure
safety and equality in our district's
school system.
The committee will meet
again in the School Board cham-
bers on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5:30
p.m. If you have any-concerns
that should be addressed in revis-
ing the code of conduct please
contact the Okeechobee County
School district at (863) 462-5000.
A'copy of the current code can
be seen online at http://www.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

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Spotlight in Okeechobee

Oh, make us more aware,
dear God of little daily graces that
come to us with sweet surprise
from never dreamed of places.
The family of James Clements
would like to give our heartfelt
thanks and appreciation to every-
one who participated in, helped
with, donated to and worked ever

so hard to make the BBQ benefit
to true success. Our community,
family and friends have once
again wrapped its arms around
one of their own.
Your efforts and continued sup-
port has truly blessed our lives.
The Clements Family

Submitted photo

Jetta Osceola
Adam Osceola and Brittany
Eisenbrey of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Jetta.
She was born on Dec. 20, 2007
at Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20
/2 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Charles and Tonya Eisenbrey of
Paternal grandparents are
Reno and Kelli Osceola of
Great grandparents are Art
and Norma Williamson of
Okeechobee and Addie Osceola
of Okeechobee.

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Theatre is at it again

The 29th season of the
Okeechobee Community theatre
concludes with a performance of
Plaza Suite, a three-act comedy
by Neil Simon. Performers are
now in three-day-a-week rehears-
als for the March 7, 8, 14 and 15
production. The play's three acts
take place in the same room of
New York's Plaza Hotel with each
act telling a different story.
Act one features Brynne Em-
ley, James Garner, Matthew Gar-
ner and Joyce Taylor and deals
with a couple's marriage suffer-
ing tension as the husband un-
dergoes a mid-life crisis. Emley
also appeared in State Fair; James
Garner appeared in State Fair and
Dearly Beloved; Matthew Garner
appeared in State Fair and Taylor
has appeared in State Fair and
Dearly Beloved.
Act two features Seth Garner,
Josh Van Wormer and Tina Wel-
born in the story of a woman

who becomes star-struck when
she hears from an old high school
flame who has become a success-
ful movie producer. This will be
Garner's first Community Theatre
appearance; Van Wormer has ap-
peared in The Melody Lingers On,
State Fair and Dearly Beloved and
Welborn has performed in Over
the River and Through the Woods
and 110 in the Shade.
Act three performers are Lau-
rie Garner, Joey Marcinek, Emma
Marshall and Mike Zierden. Garner
has appeared in Dearly Beloved,
Marcinek in State Fair, Marshall in
State Fair and Zierdan's credits in-
clude Oklahoma, Rumors, Sound
of Music, 110 in the Shade, Guys
and Dolls and several other pro-
ductions. Tickets will be available
at the Chamber of Commerce lat-
er in the month. Ron and Jacque
Hayes, producers, can be reached
at 863-763-1307.



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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!
CIRCUS: Someone told me the circus did so poorly last Friday that
they folded up their tent and left without even having the Saturday
shows. It does not really surprise me that people didn't go. We just had
a circus here in town a few weeks ago. How many circuses do you
think one town can support? Most people will not take their kids to the
circus more than one time a year. Most of the people who wanted to go
to a circus, already went to one this year. Plus it was competing with the
Battle of Okeechobee and the Florida High School Rodeo's competition
in Okeechobee. I know they are trying to schedule more stuff at the
Agri-Civic Center. However, they really should have warned this circus
about the other events scheduled in town that weekend, and that there
had just been a circus in town a few weeks before.

MAIL: In response to the comment about the Halloween cards arriv-
ing just the other day. First off, is this is an exaggerated story or are you
are missing some components of the story? Did the mail come from
Mexico? Did the letters have the correct zip? I am a former employee
of the USPS and I held many different positions while working there. If
your letter is delayed, it does not rest solely on the Okeechobee Post Of-
fice. When a letter gets mailed there are many processes it goes through
before it ends up here in Okeechobee, and I can guarantee if it is in the
Okeechobee Post Office, it will be delivered immediately. No one ever
writes in with the stories about letters with bad addresses that make it
to your house. The employees of the USPS are very dedicated in making
sure you receive your mail. If you receive a letter three months after it
was mailed, I would make a copy of the envelope and send it or take it
to the post office. I guarantee they will be able to tell why it was delayed.
If you go to, you will find that they have many services and
you will not even have to step into the post office, and several busi-
nesses around town sell stamps. You can even call in a phone order for
stamps. I know it is easier to complain than to find a solution. We have
one of the best mail systems in the world and one of the cheapest.
PO BOXES: Regarding getting mail late, I am sure I know of cases
where mail was late because it was put in the wrong PO Box. I have a
Post Office Box as I am out of town a lot and don't want mail piling up
in a mailbox in front of my house. I only pick up my mail once a week.
I don't get that much mail anyway. I pay my bills online. Probably three
or four times a year; I find someone else's mail in my box. This mail did
not have my PO Box number on it. Usually it is one number off. Any-
way, if the mail sorter accidentally puts someone else's mail in my box,
I may not see it for a week. When I do find misplaced mail in my box,
I put it back in the mail slot so they can resort it. But I can see where
there could be a delay.
WATER: Some of the businesses in this town water with "recycled"
water. There is a technical term for it but, it escapes me at the moment.
If you want to see some water violations go out to the Lazy 7 area. Some
homeowners water every single day and for hours at a time. People
think that because they have wells that the ordinance does not apply to
them. But, according to the articles in the paper, it now does. We have a
well and an irrigation system, but we turned the sprinklers off when the
first restrictions were placed. The water situation in South Florida is criti-
cal. Editor's note: Under the water restrictions put in place on
Jan. 15, all water use is restricted including well water, surface
water and OUA water. The South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) has declared an extreme District-wide water
shortage, directly affecting more than five million South Flor-
ida residents and thousands of farms and businesses. Modi-
fied.Phase IILwater shortage order, went into Jan. 15, 2008,,
+ and includes:
Residents and businesses of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Mar-
tin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Hendry and
Glades counties are limited to a one-day-per-week landscape
irrigation schedule with two "watering windows." Odd street
addresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes on Mondays be-
tween 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Even street addresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes
on Thursday between 4 a.m. and 8: a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Residents and businesses with more than five acres have ex-
panded irrigation hours, between midnight and 8 a.m. OR 4
p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on their designated irrigation day.
Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-
off nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape
stress relief and to prevent plant die-off.
Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drip and micro-
jet systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not
restricted but should be voluntarily reduced.
Additional watering days and times will be allocated for the
establishment of new lawns and landscapes.
No restrictions apply to other outside water uses, such as
for car and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved sur-
faces, decorative fountains and water-based recreation (e.g.
swimming pools, water slides).
Golf courses must reduce their allocated water use by 45
The new, mandatory restrictions apply to all water from tra-
ditional sources, including water from public utilities, private
wells, canals, ponds and lakes. Users of 100-percent reclaimed
water are exempt from the restrictions but are encouraged to
conserve water voluntarily.
Because jurisdiction in certain counties is shared with other
water management districts, the SFWMD has coordinated with
these agencies to simplify implementation and enforcement.

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Community Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 10
A.A. meeting 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.
A.A. has an open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at
the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at the Just for Today
Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please call (863) 634-4780
Monday, Feb. 11
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-
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.V.P. 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.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
The meeting is open to,anyone interested in tracing his or her an-
cestry. The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a
family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their
web site at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information, call (863)
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane
at 7 p.m.
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. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any inter-
ested persons to come by and see what they are about. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon meet-
ings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and friends
of alcoholics. For information call Chris at (863) 467-5714.

News in Brief ...

Christian Academy selling pizza
Okeechobee Christian Academy, A/K/A Grace Christian School, is
having a spring fundraiser in order to help with the expenses of run-
ning the school. The students will be selling a Dominos discount card
for the price of $10 each, which will allow the customer to use up to
20 times during the year of 2008. With the card you are allowed to
buy any pizza at regular price and receive a second one of equal or
lesser value for free. The student who sells the most cards will receive
a cash bonus as a prize. For information or to purchase a card, you
can talk to any OCA student or call 863-763-3072.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and
are good for one selected businesses. Cards can be purchased
at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteer's are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. We
now have day and evening classes available. No child care will be
available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right em-
ployee or job. For more, visit their web site at; or,
call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol -- United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeks volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Center offers service to children

The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Group providing animal rescue
Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee is currently provid-
ing rescue, pick up and transport of sick, injured, orphaned or other-
wise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged to
give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

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FFA Brahman Team receive honors
At the recent Okeechobee FFA Alumni Livestock judging contest, the OHS Brahman FFA
team took first place team honors. FFA Alumni President, Buddy Mills presented awards to
team members (left to right) are: Kaley Dees, Nathan Lea, Marshall Johnson, and Nathan
Candler. Also receiving high individual honors were: first place, Kaley Dees, third, Nathan
Candler and fourth place, Nathan Lea.

Market Report
Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, 2008
Breaking $52.00 $64.50
Cutter $59.50 $61.50
Canner $40.00 $51.50
1000-1500 $62.50 $69.00
1500-2000 $70.00 $71.00
Monday Tuesday
Calves 538 343
Cows 245 368
Strs 31 47
Hfrs 2 45
Bulls 35 25
Yrlngs 50 66
Mix 7
Total 901 901
Med #1 Steers Hfrs
200-250 120-124
250-300 115-124
300-350 124-134 105-115
350-400 115-124 106-111
400-450 114-124 95-104
450-500 111-120 95-105
550-600 100-111 88-102
600-650 96-109 85-94
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
200-250 118-119
250-300 102-108
300-350 120-126 92-105
350-400 101-117 91-100
400-450 95-112 81-95
What a difference a week makes Everything
was a lot higher this week. cows and bulls
were $4 higher and most calves were $3-5
higher. Not many cattle for sale and a lot of
people wanting to buy. Look for prices to
stay good as long as numbers stay down.
Bronson Part, Kissimmee, topped the calf
market with $1.95, Wynne Ranch, Pt. St.
Lucie topped the cow market with $64.50.
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classroom or group activity that
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zens. The content focuses on five
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FCAT testing is
around the corner
All eighth grade students will
begin the FCAT testing by taking
the FCAT Writing Exam on Feb.
12. Students will be given either an
expository or persuasive writing
prompt and will be given forty-five
minutes to complete their writing.
Eighth grade students will also be
given two forty-minute sections of
the Writing Plus Exam. The Writ-
ing Plus Exam is designed to test
students' language arts skills.
FCAT Night at Publix
Yearling Middle School would
like to say thank you to Publix
manager Mr. Folsom and to the
rest of the Publix employees for
helping make our FCAT Night at
Publix a huge success! Twenty-sev-
en students, along with their par-
ents, were given the opportunity to
practice their math skills through
real-world application. Mr. Folsom
and Yearling guidance counselor
Drema Brewer, worked together
to set up a very educational expe-
rience in a very nice way.
Bonus Bills
The teachers and staff at Year-
ling Middle School are continuing
to give students "Bonus Bills" for
good behavior. The Bonus Bills are
part of our new Positive Behavior
System.! Students may use the bills
to purchase their way into field
days or buy school items. During
the month of February, students
will be able to use Bonus Bills to
purchase their ticket for a basket-
ball game. Yearling has scheduled
three basketball games (One for
each grade level).
On Friday, Feb. 15, sixth grade
students will be able to enjoy a
game between the sixth grade "B"
team basketball players and the
sixth grade girls basketball players.
Also the seventh grade boys bas-
ketball players will be challenging
the seventh grade girls basketball
players to a contest in front of the.
seventh grade students. Some of
the staff members have volun-
teered to assist the girls teams in
both games. The eighth grade
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ketball players and staff members
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Progress Reports
Progress Reports go home
with students Wednesday, Feb.
13. Please take time to go over
the progress reports with your
son/daughter. According to
Okeechobee County Schools'
Pupil Progression, students must
pass five out of their six classes to
meet promotion requirements.
The following Middle School
requirements for students in sixth
or seventh grade this year to be
promoted from middle school to
high school include: successful
completion of: 3 year-long courses
in English, 3 year-long courses in
Mathematics, 3 year-long courses
in Science, 3 year-long courses
in Social Studies, and 1 course in
career and education planning. A
student must earn a passing grade
in three of the four nine -weeks

grading periods to "pass" a class
for eighth grade or "earn a credit"
for sixth or seventh grade.
Tutorial Programs
Yearling Middle School offers
an afternoon tutorial program
on Tuesday and Thursdays from
3:45-5 p.m. We also have a morn-
ing tutorial from 7:10-8:10 Tuesday
through Thursday. Morning tutori-
al students are able to ride the high
school bus in the morning and will
be shuttled to Yearling on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday morn-

ings only. All students must sign
up in advance to participate in any
tutorial programs. Please contact
Dylan Tedders at Yearling Middle
School (462-5056) for a detailed
explanation of the program and
Early Release Day
Our next Early Release Day will
be Friday, Feb. 15. The early release
is for students only. Employees will
work the regular school day hours.
The purpose of the days is to pro-
vide time for teachers to do aca-
demic planning, attend training,
and conduct parent conferences.
The Student Early Release Days
are: School hours for these days
will be: 8:45 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
Students will be fed a light break-
fast and a meal prior to dismissal.
Regular bus service (transporting
students home) will occur at the
Early Release dismissal times. Par-
ents may pick up students at the
Early Release dismissal times.

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Family Services Dept. is now hiring
a Counselor for our Brighton
Reservation. This community based
position provides case management;
individual, family, & group counseling
intake; crisis intervention. Masters in
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Family Therapy. Min 2 yrs. exp. in field.

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Senior Engineer
South Florida Water
Management District
Okeechobee, Florida

Reviews agricultural Envi-
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Surface Water Management
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emption applications within
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including Glades, Highlands,
Hendry and Okeechobee
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credibly communicate with
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attorneys, construction pro-
fessionals, developers, con-
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regulated community on all
regulatory issues pertaining
toi agriculture District wide.
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Okeechobee Service
Center Director
South Florida Water
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grams for the Okeechobee
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pervising a staff of seven.
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communities in building
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es to get them there.
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1 yr exp needed.
Bilingual needed. Apply
at FL Community Health
Centers, 15858 S.W.
Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, or fax
resume to

Palm Terrace of Clewiston
Great starting wages!
LPNs: $23/hour
RNs: $30/hour
RN or LPN, 7pm 7 am shift
Assist with Unit
Managers to work on special
projects for facility In
addition to regular duties.
Apply in person to
301 S. Gloria St,
or call 863-983-5123.
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General Services is now accepting
applications for a Part-Time Secretary/Receptionist.
A complete job description and application packet
may be printed from the City's web page, or picked up at
City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 15,
2008, at 3:00 p.m. Resumes must accompany
a completed application. Successful candidates
are required to pass a pre-employment substance
screening/physical and Tabe test score of 10.3.
Drug Free Workplace. EEO/AAR
Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.

Palm Terrace of
is now hiring:
Full Time
Must be a RN Assist with
overall management of the
nursing dept. assist in
ensuring quality nursing care.
Must beflexible and a team
player. Long term care
experience preferred.
Wound Care
Full Time, LPN or RN
Assist in ensuring quality care
for all patients with wounds,
must be team player and
Please submit your
application to:
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
301 South Gloria Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
PH: 863-983-5123.
Fax your resume to:
Palm Terrace of
is now hiring:
3-11 &11-7 Shifts
Please apply in person:
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
301 S. Gloria St.,
Clewiston, FL 33440
Ph: 863-983-5123
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

DISABLED, Older Man: Needs
a ride from Ft. Drum to Town
at least once a month.
Please call (863)357-1529
Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message
Is looking for part-time
evening cleaners for the
Okeechobee area.
Paid Weekly.
Call 1-800-823-5412
Monday thru Friday

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are more successful


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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readers are more popular!


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Painting, Repairs, Carpentry


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 055
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
Toys S Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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You Can Own?
We Finance Everyonel
All Size Sheds Available
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GOLF CART Club Car, Runs
by gasoline. With roof. Ex-
cellent condition. $1600

Turn your Gold in Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Shop here flrstl
The classed ads

$200 each. Ready to go
March 1 4,2008.


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

17% Protein. Round: $60.
Square bales: $8. Cow
Hay: $45. (863)357-3770


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

rent. (863)763-7783 or
In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$775/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (772)215-0098
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
mincl. 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.
Very clean! $500/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets.

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

BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sqft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
asswood. (561)718-2822
3br, 2ba, 2 gar Pool Home,
Close to everything.
Dreamcatcher Realty

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

Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$995 Down
From $895
per month

3 beautiful New 3br, 2ba. on
large lots. $1050 mo. +
Sec. dep. (754)423-8202
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
LAKEPORT 2br, lba,
$750/mo inclds utilities,
Re f s req uired.
NEW DUPLEX 3/2. $1000
per month + 1st, last &
$.5 00 s e c d e p .
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2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, Ig.
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OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace.
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call to see (863)885-1347
with Fam./Rm. All tile floors,
Hi-Lo Acres. $1300 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

CHEVRON Gas Station, Hwy
441, across from Home Depot
C- Store, Deli, Carwash. $1.1
million. Fin avail. Broker
One man's trash Is anoth-
,er man's treasure. TUrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the cassl-

CBS, 425 NW 10th Ave.
Great home built in 1997.
$139,500 (954)475-0063

ACREAGE 2 1/2 acres
cleared and fenced located in
Four Seasons. Reduced!
$70,000. (863)697-6446

6 + acres. Below market.
Priced $149,900
Florida Properties of
Ft. Pierce, LLC

Mobile Homes

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

BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $975/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
Florida Rm. No pets. $575
mo. & $550 sec. Avail. 3/1
863-763-0648 after 4pm
OKEECHOBEE 2 br, 2 ba, in
nice park. $600/mo.
2ba; Ig dbl wide, $750/mo +
util, w/$1250 deposit, lease
req., (863)634-9119
No pets. $700/$740 mo, rent
+ $600. Sec. dep. You pay
electric. (863)824-2246

ADULT PARK 55+, Travel
Trailer w/ Florida Rm. On
Lake Istopoga. Mallard Trail-
er Park in Lorda. 100% Fur-
nished. Lot rent $160 mo.
$7500 (256)252-8207
Mobile Home Angels
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
Delivered & Set

Manufactured Homes (Own)
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba, on
large lot, East of Okeechobee
City, very good condition, all
appliances, CA/Heat, new
kitchen & bath cabinets, new
carpeting & flooring, repaint-
ed. Covered porch & carport.
Space & connection for RV
camper. $70,000
RIVER BEND 55+ Adult
park, doublewide, newly re-
modeled, 3 br, 2 ba, com-
pletely furnished, carport &
workshop. Owner financing.
$25,000 (863)610-9466


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

- 3 Slides. New tires. Ready
to roll! $26,000 or best offer.
MOTORHOME '99 loaded,
12K miles, $25,600
(863)763-2469 or
PARK MODEL w/Fla room,
completely furnished, ready
to move in. $16,000 or best
offer (863)357-2316

ft, w/slide out, new hot water
heater, cold air, good tires,
ready to move $8900 or best
offer (863)835-0692 or

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
gaage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
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clean uno a breezel

68/36, good shape. $150
firm. (863)467-6465

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board
Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. City Hall, 55 SE 3rd
Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
For a copy of the agenda contact Sue Christopher at the City Fire Department
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. Media is for the sole purpose of back-up for official records of the Fire
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Sue Christopher no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-4423; it you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 TTY).
Sue Christopher, Board Secretary
260634 ON 2/10/08

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Automobiles I

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

2500 Series. Super clean.
Trailer pkg. + extra's. 93K
$6500 (810)357-9033

great, $9,000 or best offer.

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

My new and improved Q-Link

By Daniel Shube
When I visit the PGA Mer-
chandise Show I am usually on
the lookout for new and unusual
products. Here's one that is un-
usual, not new, but improved. It
is the Q-Link.
The Q-Link is a necklace or
bracelet that according to the
manufacturer, Clarus Scientific,
provides golfers more energy,
sharpened mental focus, calmer
under pressured shots, faster
recovery times from bad shots,
first tee jitters, better sleep pat-
terns, and a sense of increased
well-being, all of which improves
performance on and off the golf
I tried the Q-Link several years
ago. I have to admit that I was not
certain about the effect it.had on
me. I must further admit I was
afraid to remove it. Who knew? I
might feel worse without it on!
Now, the new and improved
Q-Link with Sympathetic Reso-
nant TechnologyT" (SRTT) is said
to have double the strength of the
previous models.
You might askwhat that means.
According to the Q-Link folks, the
Q-Link's fundamental technology
can be understood by imagin-
ing a tuning fork that vibrates at
a certain pitch. It is tuned to op-
timize the human energy system
through resonance. As it interacts
with your biofield, it leads to a re-
balancing and restoration accord-




by Daniel Shube

Submitted photo
A new and improved product from Q-Link. Titanium models go
for $199.95. For more information, to find a retailer, or to order
a Q-Link call (800) 246-2765 or visit

ing to your individual needs.
They have done many tests
at respectable institutions, such
as University of California Irvine
and Imperial College London that
have demonstrated significant ef-
Since the bracelet looks pretty
good, I figured what do I have to
lose by giving it another try? Twice
the positive effects must mean
something, right?
Just to give the Q-Link the ben-
efit of the doubt, I put on a neck-
lace and a bracelet. I would have
to be the most balanced person

on earth now!
My first few days in Orlando,
my golf game was not very good.
After loading up with my Q-Links,
surprisingly, my last round of golf
in Orlando was by far my best.
Could it be the Q-Link? I was not
Prior to leaving for Orlando,
work at my "day job" had been
particularly stressful. Like with
many companies, the recession
that our elected officials have just
discovered, has been messing
around with our bottom line for
months. Was I less stressed when

I came home with the Q-Link? I
still was not sure.
Prior to leaving for Orlando, I
had some blood work done at my
doctor. In spite of HIPPA Laws, I'll
share the fact that when I came
home, I received a call from the
doctor's office. My Bilirubin count
was double what it normally
should be.
A high Bilirubin count is in-
dicative of a Gilberts Syndrome, a
condition in approximately 2% of
the population. I asked the nurse
what would cause such a spike.
She asked me if I was particularly
stressed when I took the test and
asked me to come back for a re-
Thankfully, the re-test record-
ed normal levels. The nurse asked
me if anything had changed since
my last test. I thought about it.
Certainly the economy has not
improved. Neither has my con-
cern about its effect on business.
So what was different? Of
course, this time I was wearing
my two Q-Links!
Was this a scientific experi-
ment? Of course not! Can I prom-
ise you the same results? No, but
what do you have to lose?
The stainless steel bracelet
I'm wearing retails for $129.95.
Titanium models go for $199.95.
For more information, to find a
retailer, or to order a Q-Link call
(800) 246-2765 or visit www.q-

Sports News in Brief

March for
Babies benefit
OkeechobeeSeacoast Nation-
al Bank will hold the 6th Annual
Bass Tournament to benefit the
March of Dimes/March for Ba-
bies on Saturday, Feb. 23. The
tournament will be held at Okee-
Tantie Marina.
Early registration is available
or by picking up an application
at any Seacoast National Bank
location. The tournament is
based on a 100-(2 angler) boat
field, Is, place payout will be
3,000, 2nd place $1,500, 3rd place
$750, 41t place $500 and 5".1 place
$250. Biggest fish pays $1,000. A
smaller field will result in lower,
prorated payouts. Advance regis-
tration will be closed on Feb. 20.
Anglers will begin at safe light
with a weigh-in at 3 pim. The
cost of the tournament is $110
per boat.
The general public is invited
to attend the weigh in and par-
ticipate in the 50-50 drawing.
Come on out and help support
the March of Dimes/March for

Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now being
evaluated for the Ten Star All
Star Summer Basketball Camp.
The Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp is by Invitation
only. Boys and Girls ages 10-19
are eligible to apply. Past partici-
pants include: Michael Jordan,
Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry
Stackhouse, Grant Hill and An-
tawn Jamison. Players from 50
states and 10 foreign countries
attended the 2007 Camp. .Col-
lege Basketball Scholarships are
possible for players selected to
the All-American Team. Camp
locations include: Babson Park,

Fla., Prescott, Ariz., Thousand1?
Oaks, Calif., Gainesville, Ga.,',
Champaign, Ill., Glassboro, N.J.,,
Lebanon, Tenn., Commerce,;
Texas, and Blacksburg, Va. There
is also a Summer Camp available,'
for Boys and Girls ages 6-18 of all',
skill levels. For a free brochure,,
on these summer camps, please-'
call (704) 373-0873. or go online,

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to be-
come involved in the Auxiliary's-,
The Auxiliary is a volunteer"
service organization composed'
of men and women who ac-,'
tively support recreational boat--
ing safety and other Coast Guard
The Auxiliary also provides,'
recreational boating safety sup-,
port to sate and local authorities.'
Members could be involved,.
in patrols, communications,"
administration, seamanship,,
piloting/navigation, weather orv
search and rescue.
For information, call (863)
763-0165. .

Taylor Creek Bass
Club meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club,
meets at the Buckhead Ridge'
VFW Post 9528 on the second.
Thursday of each month. Tour-"
naments are held the following'
weekend. New boaters and (es-'
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave
Stout at (863)467-2255
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Kid's Fishing Fes-

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
FILE NO: 2008-CP-004
The administration of the Estate of WAL-
TER CARRIER, deceased, File Number
2008-CP,004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County,Florda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
person having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and all
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with the Court WITHIN THREE-
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is the 10th day of February,
Luther Carrier
Personal Representative
479 Bayview ODr., NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Kenneth C. Sundheim, Esq.
FL Bar No. 0516899
SAttornmey for Personal Representative
P0. Box 1919
Stuart, FL 334995-1919
260528 ON 02/10,17/08

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Riding in the parade
This group seem to enjoy the ride in the Speckled Perch Parade Saturday, Feb. 9th. The
festival continues today in Flagler Park.


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* Full Acre Estate
* Large Island Kitchen
* Ceramic Tile Floors
* Separate Laundry Room
* Concrete Block Construction
* Copper Plumbing
* Huge Walk-In-Closet

* Cathedral Ceiling

New Homes In Dixie Ranch Acres
Under $200,000 & loaded with upgrades!

Call 863-801-5340 for information
To qualify for 100% financing, call Margaret Scaffa of Riverside Bank at
863-824-0400. Ask about otur first-home buyer incentives.

OMS Band was well represented during the annual parade. Flagler Park was busy with
entertainment, fun for kids, and food during the annual Speckled Perch Festival.

Okeechobee Christian Academy, formerly Grace Christian School, locat-
ed at 701 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in hiring an employ-
ee or registering students for academics. .
Okeechobee Christian Academy
Education For Life

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Okeechobee County Schools Menu

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Elementary Menu
Monday Feb. 11
Blueberry mini loaf
W.W. toast
Ravioli with meat sauce
Honey wheat rolls
Breaded chicken patty sandwich
Chef salad
Green beans
Chilled peaches
Tossed salad
Tuesday Feb. 12
Chicken patty biscuit
Cinnamon toast
Cheese burger macaroni
Yeast rolls
Deli turkey on bun
Cottage cheese & fruit
Salad ,
Broccoli w/ lemon
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad
Wednesday- Feb. 13
Cinnamon toast
Chili Con Came & beans
Cheddar goldfish
Deli turkey w/ bun
Yellow corn
Fruit gelatin
Tossed salad
Thursday Feb. 14
French toast sticks
Cinnamon toast
Cheese or pepperoni
stuffed crust pizza
Baked potato w/ chili/cheese
Yogurt fruit & cheese plate
Baby carrots w/ dressing
Mandarin orange sections
Friday Feb. 15
Biscuit & sausage patty
Cinnamon toast
Early Release day!

Middle School
Monday-Feb. 11
Burrito w/ salsa
Ravioli w/ meat sauce
Honey wheat rolls s.
Chicken Caesar salad
Ham sandwich grab & go
Green beans
Chilled peaches
Tossed salad
Tuesday Feb. 12
Nacho supreme
Deli turkey on bun
Cottage cheese and fruit
Ham sandwich grab & go
Broccoli w/ lemon
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 13
Chili Con Cane & beans
Cheddar goldfish
Tuna salad sandwich
Deli turkey grab & go
Santa Fe chicken salad
Fruit gelatin
Tossed salad
Thursday Feb. 14
Cheese or pepperoni
stuffed crust pizza
Bake potato w/ chili/cheese
Ham sandwich grab & go
Tuna salad plate
Baby carrots w/dressing
Mandarin orange sections
Tossed salad

High School
Monday Feb. 11
Burrito w/ salsa
Ravioli w/ meat sauce
Honey wheat rolls
Deli Turkey grab & go
Chicken Caesar salad
Pizza basket
Cheeseburger basket
Green beans
Chilled peaches
Tossed salad
Tuesday Feb. 12
Nacho supreme
Deli turkey on bun
Ham sandwich grab & go
Cottage cheese & fruit plate
Chicken sandwich basket '
Broccoli w/lemon
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 13
Chili Con Carne & beans
Cheddar goldfish
Tuna salad sandwich
Turkey/W.W grab & go
Santa Fe chicken salad

Pizza basket
Chicken nugget basket
Yellow corn
Fruit gelatin
Tossed salad
Thursday Feb. 14
Cheese' or pepperoni stuff crust
Baked potato w/ chili/cheese
Deli turkey grab and go
Tuna salad plate
Pizza basket

Hamburger basket
Baby carrots w/ dressing
Mandarin orange sections
Tossed salad
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