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Vol. 99 No.

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PO BOX 117007
47 Saturday, February 16, 2008


Man arrested
after pursuit
Although a local man was
arrested on a misdemeanor
Thursday afternoon he now
finds himself being held in the
county jail without bond.
Chad Garner, 20, N.W. 35th
Drive, was arrested shortly
after 2 p.m. on Feb. 14 on a
misdemeanor charge of resist-
ing arrest without violence.
Page 3

Man charged
with selling cocaine
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail at noon on Friday af-
ter being charged with the sale
of cocaine by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force.
Page 3


Tax Collector's
office closed Monday
The Okeechobee Tax Collec-
tor's office will be closed Mon-
day, Feb. 18 in order to conduct
training. The office will reopen
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m.

Soil and Water
district has contest
The Annual Okeechobee
Soil and Water Conservation
District Speaking Contest will
be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April
8, at the Okeechobee USDA
Service Center at 452 Hwy 98
North, Okeechobee. The con-
test is open to any Okeechobee
County student enrolled in
Grades 6 through 12. The topic
4 is "What is the Future of Flor-
ida's Renewable Energies?"
Speeches will be 6 to 8 min-
utes long. Three independent
judges will score contestants
-on content, composition and
delivery. Prizes for the District
Contest are $150 for First Place,
$100 for Second Place and $50
for Third Place. There will be a
participation prize of $15 to all
Any student interested in par-
ticipating may contact Audrey
Driggers at the Okeechobee
Soil and Water Conservation
District at 763-3619 or stop by
the USDA Service Center for
complete contest rules.

Drought Index

Current: 477
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
U& Last Year: 11.51 feet
r a

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

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Com ics ................................... 8
Community Events................... 4
Crossword.............................. 9
O bituaries .................................. 6
O pinion................................... 4
Speak Out .......... ........... 4
Sports ................................. 11.....
TV ............................................ 10
W weather ..................................... 2

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Suspected grow house raided

GCSO confiscates
231 alleged pot plants

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Detectives from the Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
raided a suspected marijuana
grow house in Muse Wednes-
day night and confiscated 231
suspected marijuana plants, as
well as apparatus believed to
have been used in the growing

Jorge Luis Maldonado, 52,
Miami, was arrested at 8:45
p.m. Wednesday and charged
with trafficking in marijuana
and cultivation of marijuana.
He was booked into the Glades
County Jail and his bond has
been set at $900,000.
GCSO Detective Sergeant
Steve Harris said Friday that
lighting equipment, transform-
ers, ballasts, fertilizers and ir-
rigation pumps were seized at
the modular home located at
415 Oak Ave. Sgt. Harris said

Maldonado is not the registered
owner of the home.
According to the detective,
every room of the three-bed-
room home was being used
to grow marijuana. Sgt. Harris
said they seized plants ranging
in size from starter plants to
over 8 feet tall.
"The whole living room,
kitchen and closets had been
converted," he said in a phone
interview Friday morning.
,He said the two bathrooms
were also being used to grow

Sgt. Harris went on to say
that blower units were set up
to blow air, and the odor of the
suspected marijuana plants,
under the home through holes
cut in the floor.
"Generally it (the odor) will
seep out the soffit of the home,
or anywhere air can escape,
due to the heat generated by the
lights," explained Sgt. Harris.
"In this case, it was pushed out
of the bottom of the house."
And since the home sits on 5

70th Annual Brighton Field Day: Festivities all weekend

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Angel Fish, Kylee Tourtillott and Kayshia Wayka visited the Brighton Seminole Reservation from the Menominee In-
dian Tribe of Wisconsin performed traditional dances from their tribe.

Albert Killian, snake handler wowed
the crowd with this Eastern Diamond-
back Rattlesnake at the 70th Annual
Brighton Field Day which continues
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and
17, with the days packed with Semi-
nole culture.

Miss Seminole Jarayca Baker
spoke to the crowd during the
Brighton Field Day festivities on
Friday, Feb. 15. The festivities con-
tinue throughout the weekend.

acres, the odor had ample time
to dissipate.
He also said the floor in a
bathroom closet had been cut
out and a 55-gallon plastic bar-
rel was placed in the hole. The
barrel contained water and was
being used as the hydroponic
system for the alleged growing
Sgt. Harris said the investiga-
tion into this suspected grow-
ing operation actually started
See Grow Page 2





By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thurs-
day, Feb. 14, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners dealt with several
land development issues.
Steve Griffin, applicant, and
266 Trees, property owner, were
unsuccessful in their request
for a small scale amendment
to the comprehensive plan to
reclassify about 20 acres from
the agriculture future land use
classification to the rural activ-
ity center classification.
The proposed change would
increase the density for residen-
tial development from one unit
per 10 acres to one unit per
two acres and would allow for
neighborhood commercial de-
The property in question
is located on the south side of
S.R. 70 just west of Lazy Seven.
The proposed use of the prop-
erty is listed on the application
as a gas station and strip mall.
Lazy 7 residents James Fowl-
er and Rickard Barker spoke
against the proposed change.
"Do we really need another
gas station/convenience store,'
asked Mr. Fowler, "It's going to
be an eyesore."
He pointed to the lack of a
traffic study and that a conve-
nience store could become a
crime scene at night.
"I just can't see how it im-
proves the quality of life," said
Mr. Barker.
Engineer Steve Dobbs, rep-
resenting the applicant, stated
that the applicant operates a
tree farm on the property. He
said his client's main goal at
this time was to be able to put
in a store to sell his trees. How-
ever, he admitted that in the
future his client might be open
See Land Page 2

Kudlasik lands Lunkers in Sportsmen Canal

By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News

Osceola Sportsmen's
Beginning March 14 the
Osceola Sportsmen's Show
will take place at Sod Farms,
just north of Yeehaw Junction
on U.S. 441 N.
The show will include a
free monster truck show, trac-
tor pulls, swamp buggy rides,
wild game dinner (while it
lasts), turkey calling by Chad
Hodges of Quaker Boy Calls,
Whitetail seminar by James
Stovall, Florida State record
holder and kids fishing.
You could win prizes at
the show that include four
hog hunts, turkey hunt, axis

deer hunt at Brady Ranch and
more. There will be free wild-
life exhibits. You could win a
dream trip in Montana from
Mike Robinson at Thunder
Bow Outfitters.
There will also be the
chance to meet local dealers
and factory reps for equip-
ment, agriculture, construc-
tion, power lawn and main-
tenance, hunting and fishing,
recreational boats, RVs and
The event will be March 14,
noon until 8 p.m., and March
15, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
There will also be a Blue-
grass and Old County Show
March 14-16.
Friday through Sunday will
feature Roger Bass and The
Hillbillies, Valerie Smith and

Liberty Pike, Palms Bluegrass
Band, and Stage Coach Blue-
Friday and Saturday the Lar-
ry Gillis Band will be perform-
ing: Tomorrows News will be
showcased on Saturday and
Sunday and The Doerfel Fam-
ily and Joyce Beecroft and the
Lazy B. Pickers will be on Sun-
day only.
Tickets and show times
are as follows: weekend ad-
vance by March 1, $35; week-
end gate, $40; Friday, 1 until
10 p.m., $20; Saturday, noon
until 10 p.m., $25; Sunday, 10
a.m. until 4 p.m., $12; children
(12-16) $3 a day; and, children
11 and under $5 for the week-
Entry into the Bluegrass
Show gives a pass to the

Osceola Sportsman Show
Events and the Wild Game
Supper on Friday night.
Camping is available "in
the rough." It will cost $10 per
day or $20 for the weekend.
Generators are acceptable,
but please remember to be
kind to your neighbors.
This event will offer great
entertainment, a great oppor-
tunity to win wonderful prizes
and a chance to get informa-
tion from many dealers.
The location is at 1350 S.
Kenansville Rd. in Kenans-
Vendor information can be
found at www.osceolasports- or by calling (407)
See Canal Page 2

Submitted photo/Mike Shellen
Tim Kudlasik caught this 12-
pound, 2-oz., bass on a wild
shiner while fishing with Cap-
tain Mike Shellen in the Sports-
men's Canal.


An alligator wrestler demonstrated his
skills with an alligator at the Brighton
Field Day for the students where he
not only did daring tricks he educated
the students on the anatomy of the al-
ligator as well. Additional shows will
continue on Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 16 and 17 at the Brighton Semi-
nole Reservation.

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Tax returns and E-filing done free
AARP-Taxaide offers free, tax preparation and E-Filing. Our free
service can answer most of the tax issues faced by all middle to
low income taxpayers. With special attention to taxpayers, age 60
or older. This service begins Feb. 11 until April 15, on Mondays and
Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Bingo
hall, 501 S.E. Second St. (doors open 8:45 a.m. no sooner.) You
must bring last years tax return, all W-2's; 1099s; Interest, Dividend,
Broker and Social Security Statements and any other financial docu-
ments for 2007. Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates re-
quired for everyone to be listed on the return. For direct deposit of
refund must have a blank check. The program cannot help with
state income tax returns. (Florida does not have state income tax.)
Help is first come, first served, no appointments. For information
call Neile Foreman, District Coordinator, (863) 357-1694. (Please do
not call the American Legion for information!)

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-



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Submitted photo/Glades County Sheriff's Office
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon stands among sus-
pected marijuana plants as they were found Wednesday night
in a suspected grow house in Muse. A GCSO detective said
a Miami man was arrested and charged in connection with
the case and is being held in the Glades County Jail under a
'bond of $900,000.

Continued From Page 1
about six to seven months ago.
"But it went stale, and started
back up a couple ,f weeks ago,".
h e added- O
According to the detective the
plants were all healthy and ap-
peared to be recently harvested.
"Without the assistance of

the citizens in this county, this
grow house would still be oper-
ating," said Glades County Sher-
iff Stuart Whiddon.
Four detectives from GCSO's
Criminal Investigations Division,
as well as three deputies from
the road patrol division, .took
part in executing the Feb. 13
search warrant.
Sgt. Harris said the investiga-
tion is continuing.

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Jr. Miss Seminole
Jr. Miss Seminole Rumor Juarez spoke to the students at
the Brighton Field Day. Representatives from the Seminole
pageant will be present throughout the weekend.

Continued From Page 1
to putting in other stores if the oc-
casion presented itself.
In response to a question from
Commissioner Elvie Posey, Mr.
Dobbs stated that it was oversight
that the application listed gas sta-
tion and strip mall as the purpose
for the request. He said' his client
-had no plans to cease tree farm-
Mr. Fowler noted that the tree
farm could get a special excep-
tion for tree sales without a com-
prehensive plan change.
Planning official Bill Royce
The motion to deny the re-
quest for the proposed amend-
:ment passed unanimously.
Since this would have been
a small scale amendment to the
comprehensive plan, it would not
Shave to be approved by the Flori-
da Department of Cormmunity Af-
,fairs (DCA).
The second comprehensive
.plan change unanimously passed
with no comment. To comply
with concurrericy laws, the coun-
ty was required to enact a new
-public school facilities element;
new public school facilities map
change; update the intergovern-

Continued From Page :1
:Hook, Line & Sinker
By Capt. Michael Shellen
Bass fishing has been good all
around the lake with fish spawn-
ing in most areas.
This week has seen good
numbers of bass caught, as well
as some very large fish. Tim Kud-
lasik from Rockford, Ill., caught
a 12-pound, 2-ounce, giant fish-
ing in the Sportsmen's Canal on
a wild shiner. He also caught an
*8-pound bass and a 9-'/2 pound
Tim spent four days fishing
up and down the canals around
Okeechobee and on the last day
of his trip he found the mother
lode of big bass, catching all of his
big fish in a 50-foot stretch of the
canal in one hour's time.
Speck fishing has cooled

mental coordination elements;
and, update the capital improve-
ments elements as they pertain to
the siting and concurrent provi-
sion of public school facilities.
This is considered a large scale
amendment to the comprehen-
sive plan and will require DCA ap-
proval before it can be adopted.
In another concurrency relat-
ed matter, the board executed a
work authorization with Kimley-
Horn and Associates to update
and improve the comprehensive
plan. This would include a build-'
out analysis, analysis of vacant
land, identification of underuti-
lized land, analysis of existing de-
velopment relative to use adopted
in the comprehensive plan and
several other items. The work is
funded with a grant from DCA.
Turning to other matters, the
board heard comments from
James Shockley concerning use
of the sports complex. He is con-
nected with Chobee Li'L Brah-
mans baseball and football pro-
grams and has trouble scheduling
fields for his teams.
"The bottom line is we don't
have enough facilities," stated
Darrell Enfinger, director of parks
and recreation.
Commissioners suggested the
use of Willie Alderman Field in
Douglas Park and the ball field


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somewhat over the last few
weeks. There are still limits of big
speck being caught out of the Kis-
simmee River or around Point of

next to the jail. Contacted after
the meeting, Mr. Enfinger said the
scheduling conflicts were signs of
growing pains in Okeechobee but
he was confident he could work
things out for the coming base-
ball season.
The board also approved the
schedule offered by recruiter Co-
lin Baenziger for selection of a
county administrator, By Feb. 25
Mr. Baenziger will submit to the
commissioners the files of eight
semifinalists for the position. On
March 3 he will discuss the ap-
plicants with each commissioner
individually. Commissioners will
then select the finalists.
The finalist will be brought to
town for interviews on March 13
and 14. On March 13, there will
be a reception, which will be
open to the public, for the finalist.
Then on March 17 the new county
administrator will be selected at a
special meeting.
In other action, the board:
received comments from
Alvin Jackson and Rhonda Haag
concerning local economic de-
velopment and job training from
South Florida Water Management
District Everglades Restoration;
purchased a truck for the
solid waste department from
Okeechobee Motor Company for

the Reef, but the majority of the
better catches are coming in the
dark hours.
Several anglers that I spoke
with said their best catches were
coming from :2 until 5 a.m. There
are quite a few jig fishermen.
catching good numbers of specks
in Indian Prairie Canal, most of
the fish seem to be in the first
1/2 mile of the canal as you enter
from the lake.
Artificial baits are working
for good numbers of small bass
in the Rim Canal. The ramp at
Sportsmen's is still usable and the
canal is full of small bass. As the
lake continues to drop there will
be more and more fish looking
for deeper water and dropping
into the safety of the Rim Ditch.
The area around Uncle Joe's is
holding a lot of schooling-sized
With the fish spawning, it is
necessary to place your bait tight
to the bank. If you place your bait

purchased a passenger van
for the county extension office
from Okeechobee Motor Com-
pany for $22,134;
purchased vacant property
west of the Okeechobee County
Sherriff's Office and jail for future
expansion for $225,000;
adopted a policy on official
approved authorization
for all five commissioners to at-
tend meetings in Tallahassee in
canceled the March 27 meet-
ing to avoid conflict with the
above meetings;
tabled until the March 13
meeting a request from the 19th
Judicial Circuit to reimburse trav-
el expenses to nonresident judges
and the judicial assistants;
scheduled a meeting for 1:30
pm. on March 17 to hear presen-
tations from companies compet-
ing for a contract to assess the
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina Redevelopment Master
Plan; and,
scheduled a workshop for
Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss
budget priorities in the light of an-
ticipated shortfalls in revenue.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at

in the same area that the fish are
using to spawn they will attack
your lure.
Good Luck!
Captain Mike Shellen
If you would like to share any infor-
mation with the Okeechobee News
about an outdoors event please
email Tonya Harden at tharden@ or call (863) 763-3134.
We welcome news on all sport-
ing events, outdoors activities and
nature inspired hobbies. Please
include your name, phone number
and specific dates of the events. The
Okeechobee News Outdoors column
will run every Saturday so please be
sure to have all your information
into the office no later than 5 p.m.
Thursday. Information can also be
emailed to
or faxed to (863) 763-5901. Refer all
material to Tonya Harden**

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Man charged with selling cocaine

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail at noon on Friday af-
ter being charged with the sale of
cocaine by the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force.
Lee Wiles, of a N.W. 11' St.
address, was also charged with
felony domestic battery. Bond
had not been set for Wiles, 23, as
of newspaper press time
Records at the Okeechobee

County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
indicate that
Wiles was first
arrested on
Thursday, Feb.
14, by Deputy
Paul Jackson on
an Okeechobee
County warrant.
That warrant
also charged Lee
him with the Wiles
sale of cocaine.
His bond on that charge was set
at $5,000.

According to an OCSO arrest
report by a task force detective,
Wiles was seen taking part in a
suspected drug transaction at
the intersection of N.W. 12"' St.
and N.W. Ninth Ave. by another
OCSO deputy. He was seen re-
moving an unknown item from
a box and handing it to another
man, who then handed Wiles
some cash, continued the re-
When the task force respond-
ed to the scene they began to
speak with Wiles. The deputy

along with another task force
detective went to the black box,
which turned out to be a small
square charcoal grill, and found
a small plastic bottle wrapped
in black electrical tape. Inside
the bottle was a hard substance
that, when field tested, indicated
a positive result for the presence
of cocaine.
The alleged crack cocaine
weighed 2 grams and was cut
into $10, $20 ad $40 pieces, con-
tinued the report.

Local man is arrested after pursuit

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Although a local man was ar-
rested on a misdemeanor Thurs-
day afternoon he now finds him-
self being held in the county jail
without bond.
Chad Garner, 20, N.W. 35t"
Drive, was arrested shortly after 2
p.m. on Feb. 14 on a misdemean-
or charge of resisting arrest with-
out violence. He was booked into

the Okeechobee
County Jail un-
der a bond of
Garner was
also arrested
on Okeechobee
County warrants
charging him
with violation Chad
of probation Garner
- possession of
cocaine and violation of proba-

tion robbery. He is being held
without bond on those charges.
According to an arrest report
by Deputy Dale Hardy of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) he saw Garner rid-
ing a dirt bike on the side of the
road in the 500 block of N.E. 16"'
Ave. When the deputy learned
that there were outstanding
warrants on Garner he told the

man he was under arrest.
When Deputy Hardy .began
to handcuff Garner, the man
pushed the deputy's hand away
and fled the area on foot.
Garner was subsequently
arrested in the 800 block of
N.E. 16"'t Ave. by OCSO Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman and
taken to jail without further in-

Submitted photo/Jessica Dorrance

EMS on the scene
Local EMS responded to the scene of a car accident, late
Friday afternoon. There was no additional information at
press time.


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Local man charged with theft of pickup

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Following the alleged theft of a
pickup truck, a detective from the
Okeechobee County Sherriff's
Office (OCSO) was able to track
down and arrest an Okeechobee
man for his alleged connection in
the case.
John Joseph Fox, 26, was ar-
rested Thursday, Feb. 14, by De-
tective Sergeant Edwin Dana on
charges of grand theft and dealing
in stolen property. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $7,500.
The detective also charged
Fox with driving while license

suspended with knowledge ha-
bitual offender. The man's bond
on this felony
charge has been
set at $1,000.
rest report states.
that he received i ."
word about the _- .
theft of the 1981
Ford F-250 truck
on Tuesday, Feb. John
12. The truck Fox
was last seen on
the owner's property in the Viking
on Saturday, Feb. 2. While the %-
ton pickup was valued at $500,
the aluminuin bed on the back of
the truck was valued at $2,500 to

replace. The material to make the
bed would be over $1,500, stated
the report.
The detective then went to a
local recycling facility and learned
that they had purchased the truck
for $193 and had already crushed
it. The aluminum bed had been
sold to another individual for
Sgt. Dana tracked down the
individual that had purchased the
bed, and then called the original
owner who identified it as the
one that was on the back of his
The detective indicates that the
truck did not have a battery and

needed gas before it would run.
Sgt. Dana's reportstates the prop-
erty where the truck was original-
ly sitting was fenced and the gate
was locked. Since the truck did
not have a battery and it needed
gasoline, the detective states that
vehicle had to be towed or placed
on a trailer and hauled away from
the property.
Sgt. Dana also learned that
Fox's driver's license had been re-
voked and that he was listed as a
habitual traffic offender. Since the
detective reportedly saw Fox driv-
ing a 2001 Dodge pickup truck,
he arrested him on the traffic

Law Enforcement Calls

The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office received the following
calls from Feb.8 through Feb. 13:
Friday, Feb. 8:
larceny in the 4100 block of
S.E. 27th St.
S* fraud in the 5600 block of
N.E. Third Lane
larceny in the 700 block of
N.E. 64th Ave.
vandalism in the 1700 block
of S.W. Second Way
fraud in the 1800 block of
S.W. 37th Ave.
burglary in the 7800 block of
N.W. 89th Court
assault in the 900 block of
N.W. 23rd Lane
theft in the 2800 block of
N.W. 36th Ave.
stolen vehicle in the 1700
block of N.W. 44th Ave.
burglary-in the'18000 block
of U.S. 441 N.
theft in the 2300 block of S.E.
38th Trail
assault in the 800 block of
N.E. 31st Terrace
Saturday, Feb. 9:
theft in the 6900 block of

U.S. 98 N.
theft in the 10000 block of
S.R. 70 E.
Sunday, Feb. 10:
vandalism in the 3500 block
of N.W. 34th Ave.
burglary in the 1700 block of
S.W. 35th Circle
theft in the 10000 block of
S.R. 70 E.
Monday, Feb. 11,
larceny in the 2200 block of
N.W. Seventh Ave.
vandalism in the 500 block of
N.W. 27th Ave.
fraud in the 400 block of N.E.
131st Lane
burglary in the 9800 block of
S.R. 78 W.
vandalism in the 4100 block
of U.S. 441 S.
burglary in the 900 block of
N.W 102nd St.
theft in the 4100 block of S.E.
22nd Court
Tuesday, Feb. 12:
larceny in the 500 block of
N.E. Sixth Ave.
fraud in the 200 block of S.W.
72nd Terrace

larceny in the 3600 block of
N.W. 27" Ave.
burglary in the 3500 block of
U.S. 441 N.
child abuse in the 4000 block
of S.E. 26"' St.
vandalism in the 1200.block
of N.E. 15"' Ave. '
burglary in the 2700 block of
N.W. Sixth St.
Wednesday, Feb. 13:
burglary in the 2600 block of
N.W. Fifth St.
burglary in the 1500 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
fraud in the 17000 block of
Bridlewood Drive
vandalism in the 500 block of
S.W. 28th St.
burglary in the 2400 block of
N.W. Fifth St.
theft in the 600 block N.W
26"' Ave.
burglary in the 2200 block of
N.W. Sixth,St.
assault in the 200 block of
N.W. 203rd Ave.
theft in the 9300 block of S.E.
126th Blvd.
Thursday, Feb. 14:
burglary in the 3300 block of

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Editor's Note: Only calls
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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!
MAIL: I am the person who commented about the Halloween cards
being mailed in October and arriving after Christmas. That is true. They
were mailed from out of state, but certainly from within the continen-
tal United States. The address was correct. The zip code was correct. I
checked that first thing, thinking the person who sent them might have
made a mistake. But everything was there and exactly right. The address
was to a P.O. Box at our local post office. Cards sent to the same ad-
dress from the same sender in December arrived in just three days. I don't
know what caused the delay with the Halloween cards, whether it was at
the post office in another state or the one here. Or maybe it was gremlins.
But it did take more than two months for the cards to arrive. I do not have
the envelopes anymore, but if it happens again, I will take the envelopes
to the Post Master and ask what happened. Maybe if everyone who has
delayed mail does this, we can get to the bottom of the problem.

DOGS: If the man on 1381h St. gets any satisfaction about the dogs in
his neighborhood, I hope he will come to Okeechobee Estates and tell us
how he did it. I recently calmly approached one of my neighbors who has
a nuisance animal and he suggested rather roughly that I do something
anatomically impossible and slammed the door in my face. You just can't
reason with inconsiderate people.

POST OFFICE: I have a P.O. Box and I agree with the callers who said
that sometimes the mail is put in the wrong boxes. That has happened
to me. One time it happened with a check and I was very lucky that the
P.O. Box holder who received my mail by mistake was honest enough to
return the check to me. The ironic thing is that I got a P.O. Box for security
reasons. I didn't want anyone to be able to go through my mail when I
wasn't home.

SANCTUARY: As long as this sanctuary is used as a rehab and retreat
I see no harm. If the animal rights groups have questions as to it being
a breading ground in which they produce and breed these elephants for
zoos and other facilities that exploit animals under the cover of a "reha-
bilitation" center, would have to not approve. They will have my greatest
respect as long as they are doing it for the right reasons.

ECONOMY: Work is very bad here in Okeechobee. Business is slow
for everyone. I been thinking I might have to move out of state to get a
good job. Who knows though, the grass may not be greener on the other
side so I doing a lot of research right now to find a good place, if any.

RECORDING: When you call Florida Power and Light, you get noth-
ing but a recording. Why don't they let you speak to a person, a human?
Our lights are always flickering, everything goes off, the dryer, the washer.
Why don't they fix the problem? It goes off about once a month. And this
causes your appliances, they won't last long when this happens. I think
they need to do something with this high light bill that they charge you
every month. I'm going to start taking off every time it flickers, I'm going
to take off a few dollars then I'm going to write them a note about it.

CAR SHOW: I am calling about the picture in the paper of the car
show at Speckled Perch, this car show has not been in the park before.
Our favorite car show that we have participated in for over 15 years was
not at Speckled Perch this year due to some misunderstanding with the
Chamber of Commerce. The classic car show was always there to raise
money for scholarships for graduating seniors of Okeechobee County.

+ ELECTION: I am the one who called in about delegates, and thank
you for your research and your response, but it kind of left me more in
the dark than in the light. It kind of didn't answer my question. So in other
words you have to have a computer to even find out about this stuff, huh?
Well, a lot of people don't have a computer. The delegates are represent-
ing me; no one has asked me, to become a representative to become a
delegate. I still not satisfied with your answer. Furthermore, I think that the
whole way this has worked out with our president to me is just crazy. Like
someone called in earlier, and why don't you just stand them all up and
let us vote for who we want to be president and whoever gets -the highest
votes is president period. Editor's note: The Okeechobee County
Public Library has computers available for public use. The del-
egates go to the political party conventions to determine who
will be the candidate to represent each party the Democrats,
the Republicans, etc.

CLASSIC CARS: I just wanted to let everyone know that the car show
that was in the park was not the same car show we have had at the festi-
val for 15 years. There was some mix-up about the car show. I hope they
get it straightened out before the next festival.

CONDUCT: It's pretty sad when a child can't even attend church
youth group without getting jumped and hit in the face. I have been to the
schools and his father is a law enforcement officer, which that just makes
it worse for my child. I know that they are revising the student code of
conduct that's great. But what about the teacher's and the administrator's
code of conduct, who handles and manages that? I really do believe we
all need to take an oath to our children to be there at that meeting and to
make a stand for our children. If we won't, nobody will.

FESTIVAL: The chamber uses the festival as a fundraising event. They
charge the vendors for spaces in the park. So, of course they want to
pack as many vendors as they can in the space. That is how they make

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Reflections from the Pulpit

Dr. Randy Huckabee
Senior pastor, First Baptist
"You are the salt of the
earth; but if the salt loses its
flavor, how shall it be sea-
soned? It is then good for
nothing but to be thrown out
and trampled underfoot by
men," (Matthew 5:13)
America is in a grave situa-
tion. The church has been silent
and invisible way too long. We
are commanded by the Lord to
be the salt and light to this world.
Salt has no effect if it stays in its
shaker. Light is useless if we do
not let it shine brightly, and es-
pecially where there is so much
darkness surrounding us.
We in Okeechobee have two
great issues before us. One is very
critical and will be decided in the
next few days. On Feb. 19 the Flor-
ida Board of Education, of which
our wonderful and former super-
intendent of schools Mrs. Phoebe
Raulerson in seated, will cast a
vote on a policy where biology
classes will be required to teach
the origin of the world and man
solely from an evolution perspec-
tive. The plan is to teach evolution
as fact and not theory! This is sim-
ply amazing as there are no abso-
lutes to support or document the
position of evolution, especially
from the human perspective for
the past 6,000-plus years.
Man has not physically evolved
or changed since history has been
I want to urge you to call Mrs.
Raulerson's office at (850) 245-
0505 and leave her a message
sharing your support of intelligent
design as one of many options of
curriculum in our public schools.
The wording of this document
needs to be changed from a slant

of factual belief to one of theory,
as well as leaving the approach of
creation open to other interpreta-
tions as well.
We are very blessed to have
her representing us and she
needs to know we will stand with
her in this important issue as we
urge her to not limit our curricu-
lum to one theory and it being
evolution. It is urgent that we call
and you can leave a message with
her office over the weekend if you
Secondly, we must continue
to pray as this coming election
will place someone in the White
House, as well as in Congress
who will be choosing possibly
two new justices to the Supreme
Court. These nominees will most
definitely impact whether a child
is given an opportunity to enjoy
life from conception or not.
I know some may be reading
and think the church should stay
out politics. Dear friend, this is not
politics. This is morality and Bibli-
cal fact. If the church does not see
itself as the moral fiber and con-
science of our nation, who will?
Where is our hope in silence?
Where is our future if we sit on
the sidelines?
This nation was not formed
with a silent church. If you take
a quick look at our history, the
Continental Congress initially
called our nation to a nationwide
fast and prayer meeting. We once
were a people of great faith and
convictions -- standing for life and
freedom to express our faith.
I challenge you to stand in your
faith and consider carefully your
choices this fall as we desperately
need men and women to lead us
who believe in the sanctity of life
and religious freedom -- not sup-

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Feb. 16
A.A. will meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Texaco gas station on the corner of U.S. 441 S.
and S.R. 78 W. Anyone is welcome to ride. No dues or member-
ship required. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-0087.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discus-
sion at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For
information call (863) 634-4780.

Sunday, Feb. 17
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. will hold 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 informa-
tion please call (863) 634-4780.-

Monday, Feb. 18
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information
or to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at
1850 U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed
by a business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year,
and are due in September. For information, call Betty William-
son at (863) 763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
*Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in
Okeechobee. This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse,
10 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge on Mondays from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Chapter leader Karen Graves extends a warm wel-
come to any interested persons to come by and see what they
are about. For information call (863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, holds open meetings foi Alcoholics Anonymous on Mon-
day nights from 7 until 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also
have Al-Anon meetings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to
help family and friends of alcoholics. For information call Chris
at (863) 467-5714.

Community Events

Saturday, Feb. 16

Come count birds
Everyone is invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird
Count on Feb. 16 at the Okeechobee County Extension Service,
458 U.S. 98 N. Thousands of people across the country will stop
for a short while to help scientists determine the location and
numbers of bird species. The hours are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
but you can stay as little as 15 minutes. Organizers will provide
bird feeding stations, check-off lists and pencils. They will even
send in your list to the National Audubon Society. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-6469 to sign up. You can also stay home and
participate or go to!

Sunday, Feb. 17

Church Homecoming set
The North Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace, will host a
church homecoming Sunday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. with special
singing with the Celebration Singers of Okeechobee. There will
be a fellowship meal after the singers conclude. All past and
present attendees are invited. For more information please call
Don Leon at (863) 634-0344.

The Dartts in concert
The Dartts family will be in concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at
New Testament Baptist Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave. (S.R. 70 and
S.R. 710) at 10:30 a.m. For information call (863) 763-6682.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Learn to prune like a pro
Sometime in the life of many plants, no matter how care-
fully selected, some pruning is needed. It could be due storm
damage, health issues, or even aesthetics. Whatever the reason,
pruning can be an opportunity to help a shrub or tree thrive, or,
if done incorrectly, a threat to the health, the strength, or even
the life, of the plant. Come learn basic principles of pruning from
Dan Culbert, Okeechobee County Extension Horticulture Agent.
He will teach techniques for pruning for health, beauty, practical
considerations -- when to prune, how to prune, and what tools
to use. Mr. Culbert will also talk about the Florida Friendly idea,
Right Plant-Right Place: choosing plants that fit your landscape
in order to prevent the need for future pruning. The workshop is
Feb. 19, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension
Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Call (863) 763-6469 to reserve a space.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Library book club holds meeting
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet
Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the library, 206 S.W. 16th St., meet-
ing room. The book for discussion is "Madmoiselle Benoir" by
Christine Conrad. For more information please call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Jail and Bail at Moose Lodge
Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will hold an open house on
Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. There will be barbecue ribs, cake auction,
K-9 police dog demo, M'oose races, a Jail and Bail fundraiser all
afternoon and more.

VFW #4423 host open karaoke contest
VFW #4423 will host an open house in conjunction with
a karaoke contest. First prize this year is $500 provided by the
men's and ladies auxiliaries. This contest is open to the public
(as guests). Preliminaries are Saturday, Feb. 23, Saturday, March
1, and Saturday, March 8. Warm-up and practice is at 7 p.m. The
contest starts at 7:30 p.m. The top three winners each week go
to the finals on March 15. If you aren't in the top three, you can
enter each week until you do win or until the preliminaries are
over. There is a $10 entry fee. All entry fees go to the winners.
The contest will be hosted by David Lee. The VFW wants all
veterans, their families and their guests in the Okeechobee area
to know that there is a VFW on the north side of town that most
people don't even know about. The North VFW is a small but
extremely friendly Post and they welcome all guests and poten-
tial new members with a smile. They have weekly meals and
entertainment. Call the Post at (863) 763-0818 for the schedule
of events weekly at the Post. The address is 300 N.W 34"' St. Go
past the high school and take the second left. Call David at (863)
697-9002 or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818 for more informa-
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GinaBrea Walton
04-30-86 02-17-07

Submitted photos/OMS

Students of the Week at OMS
The Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 are: Sierra Story, Rosa Jimenez, Tabitha
Cannon, Benjamin Kielbasa, Samantha Devore, Jaymee Johnson, and Paige Roller.

OMS practices lightning safety

Because we are approaching
spring and entering a weather
season where lightning is more
common, please be aware of a
dismissal procedure change for
bad-weather days. OMS's light-
ning prediction system warns
when weather conditions are
conducive to lightning. When the
alarm is active at dismissal time,
OMS students who walk from
school will not be released until
the weather is deemed safe and
the alarm period is over. Students
picked up from school by parents

will be held safely in the cafeteria
until the alarm is over or until a
parent personally escorts the stu-
dent to the vehicle.

Reading Focus
The school wide reading focus
for this week will be benchmark
LA.(6&7)l.7.2 and LA., or
old benchmark LA.A.2.3.8,. This
benchmark asks students to inter-
pret selections of text through ex-
amples and contextual evidence,
including examining the author's
perspective and how, it effects
meaning. Please try to reinforce
the focus within your classroom
by posting the benchmark and
relating it to the students' current
unit of study. Another great way
to reinforce is through your SURF
Here are some sample validity

and accuracy questions:
1. What kind of people should
read this book and why?
2. What issue in your book is
the most interesting? Upsetting?
Familiar? Ridiculous? Confusing?
3. How valid is the information
in your book?
4. Have you learned any infor-
mation in your book that will be
helpful in another class or at an-
other time?

PE Department
The top mile runners from the
8th grade last week were Dean
Radebaugh, Erik Velez, and Jessi-
ca Wackler; seventh grade milers
are: Trey Kissam and DJ Nunez,
and sixth grade milers are: Al-
phonso Portocarrero and Tiffany


James P Price
James P. Price, age 70 of
Okeechobee died Feb. 9, 2008
at Martin Hospice House in Stu-
art. Mr. Price was born June 25,
1937 in New York, N.Y. to Saul
and Claire Price. Mr. Price proudly
served our country in the U.S.
Army having been stationed in
Germany for a period. He worked
for General Motors for some time,
he owned an auto appraisal com-
pany in New York and he owned
Salty's Restaurant in West Palm
Beach. He came to Okeechobee
from North Palm Beach 10 years
_ ago. He was a life member of the
VFW, American Legion and he
volunteered with the Coast Guard
and local law enforcement agen-
cies. He loved to fish and watch
Mr. Price was preceded in
death by his companion, Isabel
"Liz" Weisser.
He is survived by three sons,
Jeffrey (Jeanne) Price of Stuart,
Jay (Patricia) Price of Island Park,
N.Y. and Jerrold (Patti) Price of

Lewes, Del.; six grandchildren,
Johnny, Jackie, Jason, Jill, Julie
and Jennifer; siblings, Barbara
(Dr. Donald) Behr of Aventura,
Fla., and New York, Joyce Good-
man of Aventura, and New York
and Honorable Richard (Laura)
Price of New York.

At Mr. Price's request, no ser-
vices will be held.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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OHS Class of 2004

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,
we would walk right up to heaven. And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it. and only God knows why.
Our hearts ache in sadness and many tears will flow.
What it meant to lose you, no one can ever know.
But now we know you want us, to mourn for you no more.
To remember all the happy times, life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today.
A hallowed place within our hearts,.
is where you'll always stay.

All Our Love,
Always and Forever,
Mommy and Dad

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News

'Just hold to His hand"
"I heard a song a while ago and
its words spoke to my heart; hold
to God's unchanging hand, Lord
give me a new start.
"I've tried and trusted the arm
of flesh and often been down; but
never holding God's hand have I
disappointment found.
"He is my strong and sturdy for-
tress and as storms of life blow; I
can always trust His faithfulness
and that's why I love Him so.
"Hold to His unchanging hand
in joys and trials sore; you can be
sure of a home with Him when all
this life is over.
-- Harvey Sampson
Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 N.E. 18 Terrace,
would like everyone to know
that they now have a blended
service each Sunday 10:30 a.m.
The Cornwell Twins will be in
concert at the church at 10:30 a.m.
on Feb. 24. Rev. Dennis McCune
is interim pastor.
A New Song from Chile, will be
in concert at First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second
St., on Sunday, Feb. 24, perform-
ing at all three morning worship
services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The
community is invited to attend.
"A New Song" will be performing
folk music with traditional instru-
ments from their homeland and
also will provide a wide variety of
styles and sounds, including praise,
country, hymns and more. They
will be sharing their heart, mission
and challenge to reach their coun-
try for Christ. Child care will be
provided for infants and children


under three. For more information
call (863) 763-41021.
Nancy Vaughan, director of
Christian Education at First United
Methodist Church, invites local
mothers to take advantage of the
church's Mother's Day Out babysit-
ting service on Tuesday mornings.
Space is limited, so registration is
required. Call (863) 763-4021 for
information. The First United Meth-
odist Church is also hosting God's
Time -- a morning of free organized
Christian activities that includes
play, instruction and interaction for
parents and their pre-school chil-
dren. The event will be held each
Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m.,
and a women's fellowship every
other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call (863) 467-1733.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, has a Per-
sonal Growth Group which takes a
more definite direction. If you think
you are experiencing symptoms of
depression or anxiety, this support
group is for you. Meetings are held
every Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at the church. For information con-
tact, Tony Santamarina at (863)
467-5474 or Jo Norris at (863)
At First Baptist Church for-
mer pastor, Rev. Richard Whip-
ple, is leading a study on the Book
of Revelation each Sunday in the
sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Steve
Wegmann, pastor of education/
senior adults, is teaching a senior
adults Bible study on God's Amaz-
ing Grace Studies in Romans on
Tuesday mornings in the fellowship
hall. The studies will be held from
9:30 until 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 19, as
well as on March 4 and 18. Food
and clothing will be disturbed by
First Baptist Church Mission House
by appointment only. Call (863)
St. Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church, on
State Road 78 W at Chobee Loop
in Buckhead Ridge, is offering
Sunday Mass in French at 9:30
a.m. through the end of March.
English Masses are at 4 p.m. on
Saturday and, 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Spanish Mass is at 12:30 p.m. on
Sunday. .
The Okeechobee News wel-
comes news from area churches
for this column. E-mail okeenews@ or call Pete Gawda
at (863) 763-3134, ext. 4225.

Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"

We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor

Sunday School Church
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upscale neighborhood. High and dry.
Ready to build dream home and airplane
hanger. Great Location! $220,000

Lake Access Park Model Beauflul landscaping 1986 Wellington 64x28, boat ramp, util
makes this home picture perfect. 1/1 with large
Florida room addition Largeooley shed wth sheds. Sprinkler system, workshop, citr
Bica pavers for drie andwak ways. This home trees. Perfect for customer who wants a
moven eedy and the pa ofspace inside & out! $1799
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sure. ALso. CBS duplex and 19 MH/RV 2 Car Carport currently used as workshop. This
spaces. Includes 1800 sq ft CBS detached House is Much, Much Larger on Inside than
garage. Call LO for specifics on unit Outside. ATrue Case of Not Judging a Book By
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Large boat house, 2nd covered boat slip.
2 corner lots. This would be a great starter Seperate lot available on Taylor Creek w/2 cov-
home or an investment for rental income. ered sheds one is fully enclosed for motor home
Easy to show. #200191 $98,000 storageand2incovered and open on each end.
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Nice 3/2 a great location in the manygrearuprades in thisCBS3/2.5
home. Granite counters, 2 ovens, stainless appli-
SW section. Close to schools and shopping ances, sub-zero refrigerator. HUGE master suite
and situated on a 1/2 acre lot with nice Oak w/Champagne tub. Kitchen, living room and mas-
S. ter bath on smart dimmers. Built in plasma TV
Trees. Sit on the back deck and enjoy the game room. 20X30 detached garage. 2 car
beeze. $129,000 (94789) attached carport !#200485 $350,000
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Rural area, close to town, high and dry. baths. Close to schools, doctors and hospi-
Reduced to sell quick at this price well tal, homes only area. $190,000 MLS#
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Bridlewood Ranches St acres $150,000 MLS# 94678
JUST LISTEDI Big 'O' RV Park Lot on the rim canal with lake access-right off
Hwv 78 $65,000 MLS# 200161
2-Big '0' R / irregular Lots each @ $25,000
Pioneer Estates approx 1 acre ready Lo put a MH on it elect, and sewer
available $50,000 MLS# 94370
REDUCED! 6+1- acres to built or to set-up up to four homes $90,000
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Thursday, Feb.
14, through Thursday, Feb. 21, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Spiderwick Chroni-
cles" (PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre 11 "Jumper" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Bucket List" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
'4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
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BEAGLE leopard color, vi-
cinity of Park Street, Okee-
chobee. Call to identify
Buying a car? Look in the
classilleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-

w/black muzzle. Vic. Country
Hills Estate eve of 2/9/08.
Call (863)447-9127 if found.
CAT Black, Male, last seen in
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Yearling Middle School.
Please call (863)824-3423
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
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medication! (863)228-4694
Camera, Blue w/400 pictures
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Basswood on 33rd Avenue.
Cash REWARD!! If found,
please call (863)697-8002
CAMERA vic. of Winn Dixie
or Face Farm Thrift Store.
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All Other L3) (#64002107 & 64081579)
*Anticipated vacancy* two outreach posi-
tions one each at Hendry & Glades County
Health Department working with tobacco &
chronic disease prevention; requires self
starter, community involvement with teaching
ability & computer skills; Bachelors Degree or.
equivalent experience in human services, out-
reach, health care; must have ability to flex
work schedule & travel when needed; tobac-
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helpful; Background screening/fingerprinting
required. EEO/AA

Apply on line: or
Call Mary Ruth @ 863-674-4041 x 127
for more details

Start a new career in the much needed field of
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
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training, Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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Customer Service/Sales
Self Motivated

Must have good
driving record.
Immediate opening.
Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
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For Lake Okeechobee boat
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needed. WILL TRAIN! Lock
tender team needed for
Kissimmee River locks. House
& utilities free. WILL TRAIN!
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Call (863)228-0280
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Needed in busy Cardiology
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offered. Please fax
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or call (863)467-9400

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WANTED Metal Lathe, 10"
or larger w/tooling if pos-
sible. Age not important.
Milling Machine, prefer ver-
tical style w/tooling if pos-
sible. (863)612-0121

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In theoclassl-


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elp me promote horse board-
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parking. (772)201-8230

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Notice of Hearing
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
February 19, 2008 at 2.00 p m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeecho-
bee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street. Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact
Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W 5th Street,
Okeechobee, Flonda, 34972 (863) 763-5548 ext 3001.

Faye human, Secretlary l to the
Code Enlorcement Special Magistrate
261145 ON2.'15,16,08


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or

KINGS BAY, 2br/2ba, $750
mo. BASSWOOD, 2 br, 1 ba
$700/mo., (863)763-7301 or
VILLAA-2 br, 2 ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251

3632 NW 28th Ave. $875
mo. + $875 sec. dep. Call
Lex (561)715-1768
3 beautiful New 3br, 2ba. on
large lots. $1050 mo. +
Sec. dep. (754)423-8202
BHR 3/1, on 'ii ,. hie. L.l
FR, carport. '.nil) il r, .
4th St. $900/mo, + sec.
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info, 772-216-1461
IN TOWN 2 br, I ha, new
carpet, new A/C, newly
remodeled. $750/mo
NORTH OF TOWN 3 br, 2 ba,
newly remodeled. $800/mo

3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.

OKEE: 3/1 on /2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1050 + 1st
mo. sec. Call 305-458-8659.

Okee, 715 NE 29th Ave.,
2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, Ig.
Fla. rm., Owner/Agent, own-
er financing, lease option,
$950 mo. (863)634-4581 or
OKEECHOBEE New, buy or
rent CBS, 3/2/1, Kings Bay,
$1000/mo. 1/2 applied to
sales price (631)875-4701
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1 st, last & $500 sec. dep.
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$850 mo., $1,000 to move
in. 863-824-0981

rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
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Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale, 1025
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Property Sale 1035
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Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale' 1055
Property lnspection1060
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
owner. (407)256-9081


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CONDO 2/1.5 condo
Fri., Sat., ,'& Sun.
Wolfe Rd west 1.5 m
follow signs
Diane Dangremond
Century21 .l
863 357 7789

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2014
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-40311
Florida Rm. No pets. $576
mo. & $550 sec. Call
863-763-0648 after 4pm

Mobile Home Angels
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
nished, Storage bldg., Florida
Rm., Carport. REDUCED!
Must sell! Lots of extra's.
Open House, Sat., Feb. 16th
Town & Country Adult Park,
#113. (863)467-4509
MOBILE HOME w/Fla. rm., In
RV park in Lakeport Fl, very
clean, furnished, $13,500.
Call Gary at 863-946-1667
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


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Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303b
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035

Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River
(863)675-7080 '
PONTOON '87 24ft, Riviera
Cruiser, '04 4 stroke Suzuki
50hp engine, Minkota trolling
moto r, $ 5 5 0 0
Crest, w/GPS, seating ca-
pacity 17, port-a-potty,
Yamaha 115hp eng., very
good cond., $12,900.

PROWLER 2004 5th Wheel,
30 Ft, Lg slide out. Ex. cond.
No pets or smoke. $14,900
(606)344-8919 Okeechobee
heavy duty tires, 20' awning,
1 slide out, light to tow, .no
leaks, nice. $580.0

JAYCO EAGLE '96 5th wheel,
w/ super slide, extra clean,
new tires, batteries, etc., no
leaks, everything works, re-
d u c e d $ 9 5 0 0


Automobiles 4005
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Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
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Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO '02, T-Top, High
performance. Like new in-
side. Needs body work.
$2200 (863)634-2516

JEEP CHEROKEE -'91,4 door,
Rebuilt engine, New tires- &
brakes, etc. Cold A/C,
$3000 (863)634-2516

Joey's Pizza wins Tri-Cups

Last week, Feb. 8-10, pool
teams from Okeechobee came
together for a 3-day tournament
in Stuart.
Cruiser's Pool Hall in Stuart
was the scene from the early
morning until nightfall. For one
local Okeechobee team, the
tournament ended in victory.
Joey's Pizza took first place in 9-
ball and is now qualified for the
regional tournament. The win-
ner of the regional tournament
will be on their way to Las Vegas
for a tournament like no other.
The Amateur Pool Players Asso-
ciation (APA) has been around
Okeechobee for many years and

Submitted photo/Ron Maynard
Team Joey's Pizza took the 2008 first place prize in this year's
3-day pool tourney. Tri-Cup winners from left to right are: Jes-
se Garcia, Joe Hutton, Karen Butler, Frank Vignone, Fred Hill,
Gerald Acheson, Roy Hale and Melissa Crews.
is still looking for more members. tact Ron Maynard via e-mail, apa-
If you are interested please con-

District Champions
District Wrestling Champions with Okeechobee High School Coach Jahner and Coach
Torres, (left to right) are: Robbie Harrell, Donny Bush, Tyler Hayes.

Florida's bass fishing lakes ranked

By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
For anglers of all abilities and ex-
perience,.nothing beats the oppor-
tunities for landing freshwater bass
in Florida's 10,550 miles of rivers,
streams and creeks or in its 7,000
plus lakes.
The latest national statistics in-
dicate there are 30 million anglers,
and 10 million of them specifically
pursue freshwater bass, compared
to 6.8 million fishing for trout and
2.1 million fishing for flatfish (the
most popular saltwater group).
Florida has four species of fresh-
water or black basses: largemouth,
spotted, Suwannee and shoal. Of
those, largemouth, are by far the
most common since they live in
almost every body of fresh water
jn Florida. At any level of fishing ex-
perience, the thrill of a bass hitting
h top-water lure is one to get the
juices flowing and make you glad
-to be, outside.
Each year Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
'(FWC) fisheries biologists select
a list of Florida lakes and rivers as
top black bass fishing destinations.
Their choices are based on local ex-
perience, creel surveys, electro-fish-
ing data and the site's ability to han-
dle fishirfg pressure with adequate
ramps and fishing access. This
year's list follows, in no particular
order. For more details about how
and where to fish these lakes, the
location of local facilities, where to
find quarterly updates throughout
the year and information about fish
consumption advisories or special
Regulations, visit
Lake George is the second-larg-
est lake in the state with 46,000
acres and located 18 miles north-
west of Deland.
Lake Tohopekaliga (18,810
,acres), also known as Lake "Toho,"
'is adjacent to the City of Kissimmee
'in Central Florida.
Lake Kissimmee (35,000 acres)
is nationally renowned for consis-
tently producing high-quality fish-
' Rodman Reservoir, east of
Gainesville and south of Palatka,
covers 9,500 acres of prime large-
mouth bass habitat.
* Lake Tarpon (2,500 acres) is
near Tampa/St. Petersburg in Pinel-
las County.
Lake Weohyakapka, commonly
known as Lake Walk-in-Water
(7,500 acres), is south of Orlando
and east of Lake Wales.
Lake Istokpoga (28,000 acres)
is situated in Highlands County be-
tween U.S. 27 and U.S. 98 south of
Deer Point Lake is a 5,000-acre
impoundment north of Panama
City and is fed by natural freshwa-
ter streams.
",' The Suwannee River is a pris-
line, black-water stream that flows
213 miles within Florida from a
swampy region near the Georgia
,border to the Gulf of Mexico.
9 The Everglades Water Con-
servation Areas are South Florida
marshlands intersected with over
200 miles of canals.
Crescent Lake is a 15,725-acre
lake near Crescent City on the Put-
,,iam/Flagler county line.
The 7,300-acre Tenoroc Fish
'Management Area near Lakeland
provides a special opportunity to
bass fish in Florida's famous phos-
phate pits.
Mosaic Fish Management Area
(1,000 acres) includes 12 phos-
phate pits from 10 to 200 acres
each, with depths down to 30 feet.
NOTE: Missing for 2008 from
this list of top bass fishing des-
tinations is 450,000-acre Lake
Okeechobee. Recently revered
by largemouth bass and crappie
anglers nationwide, the "Big 0" is
imperiled by environmental conse-
quences of prolonged high water
levels, agricultural runoff and 2004
and 2005 hurricanes that wreaked
havoc on Okeechobee's aquatic
plant communities. FWC biologists

continue to assist the South Florida
Water Management District, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection and others in restoring the
lake and its fishery to its glory days.
New, more restrictive regulations
will take effect on July 1, for both
bass and crappie to help the lake
recover. Contact local marinas and
tackle stores for current conditions.
With all those "top sites" to
choose from, don't overlook the
smaller lakes and ponds in your
So get out there and catch the
next state record, and if you catch a
memorable fish (exceeding 24" or
8 pounds for an adult angler, or 18"
and/or 6 pounds for a youth under
16 years of age), you can apply for


a, "Big Catch" angler recognition
certificate (see your regulations
summary or visit
Fishing). Whether your next bass
measures up or not, remember, "A
bad day fishing beats a good day
working," so good luck and good
Find additional information at
including details about access to
these top bass sites, quarterly fore-
casts and consumption advisories.
Instant licenses are available at or by calling
1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356)
dates for more Fish Busters' col-
(Special thanks to Wes Porak
and John Cimbaro, FWC.)

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