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Vol. 99 No. 48

PO BOX 117007


CES students
celebrate February
February is full of events
such as Groundhog Day, The
Chinese New Year,. Valentine's
Day, and President's Day these
events allow our students to
enjoy many learning activities.
Page 6

Jensen defeats
Okeechobee in
district showdown
It is awful early in the sea-
son to call Friday's contest be-
tween Okeechobee and Jen-
sen Beach a must win for the
teams. However, it still was a
crucial game for both teams as
both squads figure to be the
teams to beat in their district.
Page 13

Tennis team
sweeps Pt. St. Lucie
Okeechobee boy's tennis got
off to an excellent start Thursday
when they defeated Port St. Lu-
cie in a rather lopsided match,
7-0, at the Okeechobee sports
Okeechobee got some ex-
cellent play from their third,
fourth and fifth seeded singles
players, Elj Cabansay, Zach
Fowler and Alex Nielson.
Page 13


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.

City has opening
on 0UA Board
The Okeechobee City Council
is seeking interested applicants
in serving on the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Board of Direc-
tors, as an alternate member for
a two year term. The applicants
must be residents of the City of
Okeechobee and be living in the
service area of OUA. Applica-
tions may be printed from the
City's web page, www.cityo- or obtained
from the City Clerk's Office at
55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee.
You may contact us for further
information at (863) 763-3372
extension 215.

Drought Index

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

Lake Levels

10.12 feet
y Last Year: 11.45 feet

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

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County ponders bypass road

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents of Okeechobee
County might soon have a bypass
road that would eliminate the bot-
tleneck at U.S. 441 and S.R. 70.
However, an agreement must
first be worked out between the
developers of the planned devel-
opment of Northshore Village and
the county.
At their meeting on Thursday,
Feb. 14, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
spent over an hour discussing a

bypass road with representatives
of the developers of Northshore
A planned development zon-
ing district is intended to allow
for mixed uses in a single, com-
prehensive development. It al-
lows for flexibility and creativity in
design options and is intended to
promote more efficient and eco-
nomic uses of land.
The proposed 390-acre de-
velopment of Northshore Vil-
lage would be the county's first
planned development. At final

buildout, it would consist of up
to 813 singe family homes, 192
multi-family apartments, 16 acres
of commercial development and
recreational and open space.
The property, which is located
north'of S.R. 70 E., extends east-
ward from the Okeechobee city
limits to the L-63 Canal.
However, there is concern for
the increased traffic that project
would create on S.R. 70 E. espe-
cially at its intersection with U.S.
441. Concurrency laws require
that a development pay the pro-

portionate cost for the strain the
development puts on utilities,
roads and schools.
The county is proposing an
east-west connector road from
U.S. 441 N. near the high school
to connect with S.R. 70 E. via N.E.
48th Avenue. The connector road
would pass to the north of North-
shore Village.
The developer would be re-
quired to build a road south from
the connector road to connect
Northshore Village. Under concur-
rency laws the developer would

also be required to pay his fair
share of the cost of the connector
According to information fur-
nished by county staff, the two-
lane road would have a capacity of
13,600 trips a day. It is anticipated
Northshore Village will contrib-
ute 4,787 trips per day to S.R. 70
between U.S. 441 and S.R. 710, If
all those trips were diverted to the
new road, that would represent
35.2 percent of the capacity of the
new road. Therefore, planning
See Bypass Page 2



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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Four local students have been
chosen to participate in the Na-
tionals' 2008 Teen pageant.
Selena Bowman and Isabelle
Sheldon are both participating in
the 7-12 age group of the Miss
Pre-Teen Pageant Fort Lauder-
dale/West Palm Title.
Marlina Dunn is participating
in the Miss Jr. Teen category of
girls ages 13 to 15, and Vanessa
Bowman is competing for the
Miss Teen title in the 16 to 19 divi-
All of these young ladies were
recently selected to participate
in Nationals' 2008 Pageant for
the Fort Lauderdale/West Palm
pageant competition that will
take place on Saturday, March 1.
Each of the young ladies learned
of their acceptance into this
year's competition on Monday
In order to be in the pag-
eant each contestant submitted
an application and took part in
an interview session that was
conducted by Patty Neidert, this
year's Fort Lauderdale/West
Palm pageant coordinator.
They will be competing, for
their share of thousands of dol-
lars in prizes and specialty gifts.
They will be competing in mod-
eling routines which include ca-
sual wear and formal wear. Most
important, the young ladies will
display their personality and in-
terviewing skills while interview-
ing with this year's Fort Lauder-
dale/WvVest Palm judging panel.
Personality is the number
one aspect that each contestant
is judged on during all phases of
The winners will represent
Fort Lauderdale/West Palm and
the surrounding communities
See Pageant Page 2

Lieutenant Joe Papasso,
Squadron Commander of the
Okeechobee Composite Squad-
ron of the Civil Air Patrol was
presented with a Command-
ers Commendation Award at
the Group 4 Annual Banquet
in January, recognizing him
for his efforts and leadership,
of the Okeechobee Composite
Squadron over the past sev-
eral months. Lt. Papasso is one
of the founding members of
the Okeechobee Composite
Squadron and has been a mov-
ing force there since it began
in August 2005. During the first
year, he served as the Squadron
Safety Officer and later that year,
became the Deputy Command-
er of the Squadron up until his
appointment to his current duty
assignment as Squadron Com-
mander in April of 2007.
Lt Ragon, the Deputy Com-
mander of the Squadron, ex-
plained that under Lt. Papasso's
leadership. over the past six
months, the Squadron has dou-
bled in size, facilities, equipment
and most importantly, readi-
ness and capabilities. Through
his leadership and efforts over
the past several months, Lt Pa-
passo was able to secure for
the Squadron a headquarters

Cadets, Michael Miller, Nicholas Methner, and Deputy Cadet Commander Jonathan
Mateo clean CAP Aircraft in preparation for a mission.

facility and base of operations at
the Okeechobee Airport, where
he and Lt. Gernat, Communica-
tions Officer immediately set
up a Communications System
allowing the Squadron to be-
come part of the State-wide Civil
Air Patrol Emergency Radio Net-
work. Lt. Papasso also made it a
priority upon taking command
-Ito see that the members of the
Okeechobee Composite Squad-
ron were properly trained for
many of the Emergency Service
roles that the Civil Air Patrol pro-
vides to the Community, State

and Nation.
Thanks to Lt. Papasso's ef-
forts the squadron now has
trained members capable of
staffing all aspects of Emer-
gency Services including Radio
Operations, Ground Teams,
Mission Staff and Mission Pilots
just to name a few areas of op-
erations where we have been
trained and are ready to serve
when called upon. These skills
were put to the test in Novem-
ber when the Lt. Papasso orga-
nized a joint Emergency Train-
ing Exercise with Okeechobee

Office of Emergency Manage-
ment and Group 4 of the Civil
Air Patrol which was hosted
by the Okeechobee Composite
Squadron at their facility. Ragon
continues; they had been in our
new facility for less than 30 days
when the exercise started and it
was the first exercise Group 4
ever held with a County EOC.
When asked what was the
most important accomplished
this past year, Lt. Papasso was
quick to respond that while he
See Award Page 2

Speaker encourages student

By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Young Omar Alvarado has
been blind for as long as he
knows. However, it has not
stopped him from learning,
dreaming and living a full life.
Omar is an eighth grader
at Yearling Middle School. He
navigates through the building
with the help of a collapsible
stick with a smooth ball on the
end to warn him of obstacles in
his path.
He started learning Braille in
"I was a pretty slow reader
at first, but by the time I was
seven or so I got really fast," he
Braille is a system of raised
dots, read by touch, devised by

a 15-year-old French boy, Louis
Braille, in 1824. Louis had in-
jured one eye when he was
quite young and the infections
that followed took the sight
from both eyes.
Louis experimented tireless-
ly with the reading systems for
the blind of his time. Finally, his
efforts paid off. Louis devised
what has become the modern
system of Braille.
Its basis was the unit known
as the braille cell, with spaces
for up to six dots -- two across
and three down -- in each cell.
By using different numbers of
dots in different arrangements
in each cell, Louis formed 63
dot combinations to represent
letters, numerals and musical
and scientific symbols. It was

a practical code, too, since the
dots took up roughly the same
space as print.
Omar is a modern young
man. For him there is a laptop
computer that talks to him.
With special software, it trans-
lates the written word into
speech so he can listen to the
books he needs or wants to
that are not available in Braille.
On Jan. 17, Omar had a
rare treat when Mr. MacFarlane
came to the Freshman Campus
Auditorium and to every school
in Okeechobee to speak.
"We wanted to bring
a motivational speaker to
Okeechobee," said Becky Park-
er, assistant to Sharon Ming of
Edward Jones, Inc., "and when
See Speaker Page 2

Submitted photo
Young Omar Alvarado, (left) a blind eighth grade student at
Yearling Middle School met motivational speaker Craig Mac-
Farlane (right) when he spoke in Okeechobee on Jan. 17. Omar
and Mr. McFarlane had a lot to talk about, since Mr. MacFarlane
is also blind and travels all over the world.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Civil Air Patrol : honors Squadron Commander at banquet

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LTC Bedgood (Florida Wing Commander) congratulates Lt. Joe Papasso at the Award Banquet along with them are:
Lt. Joe Ragon, Major Scott Martin (Group 4 Commander), and Lt. Greg Gernat and Cadet Jonathan Mateo.

Papasso receives Commander Commendation Award

2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 17, 2008

Continued From Page 1
department staff is recommend-
ing the developer pay 35.2 percent
of the cost of the road. That cost is
estimated to be $15,900. The devel-

oper's share would be $5,596,566.
Originally, the developer had
agreed to pay about half that
amount to mitigate traffic impacts.
"We've offered every single
dime we can" said realtor Brandon
Tucker, representing the develop-

"We need the road even if there
were no new developments," said
Commissioner Clif Betts.
Elder Sumner, Okeechobee Util-
ity Authority (OUA) board member,
stated that OUA was obligated to
build an east side sewer main. That
sewer main would provide sewer

service for Treasure Island,
many septic tanks off line.
However, OUA is counting
developer's agreement with
shore Village to fund part
sewer line. He asked the cc
sion to take that fact into co

getting This problem did not come up
until late in the almost four years
ig on a this project has been in the plan-
North- ning stage.
of that Planning official Bill Royce
mminis- stated they could not look at traffic
nsider- until they received a traffic analysis
last year.
"I don't think the first developer
should pay the brunt for the cost
-- of the bypass road," said commis-
sioner Noel Chandler.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
!.,i thought 35 percent was a fair
BsIF share.

Commissioner Marvin Wherrell
thought 35 percent was too high.
He suggested 20 percent.
County attorney John Cassels
expressed concern about how the
county would pay for the remain-
ing cost of the connector road.
In the end, the matter was re-
turned to staff with the instructions
to work out an agreement with the
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

Selena Bowman

Continued From Page 1
at the Cities of America National
Competition that will take place in
Over $60,000 in prizes and
awards will be presented at the na-
tional competition, while each win-

Continued From Page 1
had the job of leading the Squad-
ron; it was his staff and all of the
members of the Squadron includ-
ing the Cadets that were respon-
sible for the accomplishments,
not just him. Lt Papasso also felt
that one single item did not stand
out in front of the others, but a
few accomplishments were of
great significance not only to the
Squadron but also the Communi-
ty as well. He went on to explain
how the Civil Air Patrol has had a
positive impact on the Cadets in
the program and how in less than
a year he has see them learn and
grow into our leaders of tomor-
row. He attributes the success of
their Cadet Program to the dedi-
cation and support of the Senior
Members of the Squadron and the
parents of the Cadets.
One very important item that
tops his list is a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) between
the Civil Air Patrol and Okeechobee
Courin .\ h ich irt at(ihrid('.ai:
signed lat- last-year by t,:ih par-.
tic-; Li Papasso explained that
the MOU is basically a contract
between Okeechobee County and
the Civil Air Patrol, Florida Wing.

Continued From Page 1
we started looking around we
found one right in out own com-
pany. We applied and then waited
two years for an opening on his
Mr. MacFarlane has been blind
since he was 2, but that has not
stopped him from becoming a
world-class athlete -- often com-
peting and winning over sighted
athletes -- or from bringing his
message to people all over the
world, but particularly to school
Mr. MacFarlane has brought
his message of Inner Vision and
PRIDE -- Perseverance, Respect,
Individuality, Desire and Enthu-
siasm -- to over 2500 schools
throughout the United States,
Canada, New Zealand and Eu-
rope. Students are amazed and
encouraged by his story. They are
left with a message of hope and
The foundation is also concen-
trating on blind students who are
mainstreamed into the regular
school system so they can have
a positive experience on the way

Isabelle Sheldon

ner enjoys the expense-paid trip of
five nights and six days in Orlando.
There is no cost to the contes-
tant for participating in the pageant
competition. However, commu-
nity businesses, organizations and
private individuals will assist them
in participating in the competition
by becoming an official sponsor to
each of them. Through sponsor-
ship, each c'rcnteslantl eceiveCs all

In simple terms it defines and reg-
ulates a relationship between the
Civil Air Patrol and Okeechobee
County on a local level.
The Civil Air Patrol is the Aux-
iliary of the US Air Force and is
technically under Federal jurisdic-
tion. Because of this relationship,
State and or local governments
can not simply pick up the phone
and call CAP to provide assis-
tance, assets or manpower during
a localized crisis. The call for help
would normally go up the ladder
from local government through
the State to the Federal Govern-
ment and eventually on to the Air
Force and then down another lad-
der through the CAP ranks to the
Group or Squadron who has the
ability to best serve the requested
Lt Ragon also mentioned that
the Squadron is especially proud
of its Cadets and the Cadet Pro-
gram. One of the things that Lt
Papasso made a priority when he
took command of the Squadron
was to include the Cadets as an
active part of the Squadron and
'uir' Erneriecr:cy: Ser. ices Prbgrafi.
The"CAPI Cadet 'Program is de-
signed to teach the Cadets team
work, citizenship and leadership.
It. Papasso explained what better
way to reinforce all three aspects

to graduating high school. In
September 2007, the foundation
launched its inaugural weekend
called "Expanding Your Hori-
zons." It was a weekend experi-
ence which included activities
to build self-esteem, encourage
team work and improve skills.
"When I first met him, I
thought, 'Wow!'" said Omar. "I
listened and listened. He was
so motivating. I had been feel-
ing kind of down and the things
he was saying brought me back
What does Omar want to do
with his life?
"I plan to get my master's de-
gree in music education at a col-
lege that has band and eventually
I want to teach it," he said. "I play
trumpet now and I like to experi-
ment and see the different sounds
I can make with it."
He also enjoys reading.
"Right now it's Lemony Snick-
et. I have read the first five and
I'm looking for the sixth one," he
For more on Craig MacFarlane,
see his Web site www.cmpride.

Marlina Dunn

the necessary training, rehearsals
and financial support that will al-
low them to become very confident
and well-prepared contestants.
Any business, organization or
private individual who may be in-
terested in becoming a sponsor to
any of the contestants may inquire
about sponsorship through the
pageant coordinator Ms. Neidert
by calling her at (800) 569-2487; or

of the Cadet Program than to in-
clude them in our Emergency
Preparedness and Emergency
Services. The Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron has a number
Cadets that provide various Emer-
gency Services from Staff Support
roles to Ground Team Members
and the Cadet Commander, An-
gel Garcia is a qualified Mission
Radio Operator who has already

at their individual numbers: Selena
and Vanessa Bowman, contact their
mother Cindy at (863) 634-8658; Is-
abelle Sheldon, contact her mother
Ivonne Sheldon at (772) 263-0327;
and for Marlina Dunn, contact her
mother at (863) 801-3546.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues
Forum at Report-
er Chauna Aguilar may be reached at

performed this duty on a number
of actual missions.
If you are interested in this
or any Cadet or Adult Program
the Civil Air Patrol offers please
contact Lt. Joe Papasso at 561-
252-0916, or Lt. Joe Ragon at
954-695-8000. Meetings are every
Tuesday at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Airport. Please call
for directions and gate access.

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Buffalo Hudson
Denise Delaine Buffalo and
Roy Acuff Hudson were joined in
marriage on Feb. 9, 2008.
The bride is the daughter of
Janice Desch of Okeechobee and
Bill Buffalo from Clearwater.
The groom is the son of
Jim and Marjorie Hudson of
The wedding ceremony
was held at The Gathering in
Okeechobee. The ceremony was
officiated by Pastor Mike Brown.
The bride was given away by
her loving father.
The grounds of the Gathering
were decorated by God who pro-
vided us with a bright sunshine
day, a lovely tree and our family.
The bride wore a burgundy,
fuchsia, and cream overlay, full
length dress with cap sleeves.
She carried a bouquet of beige,

Submitted photo
Denise Delaine Buffalo and
Roy Acuff Hudson
and fuchsia roses surrounded by
grape vines and burlap with rope
The bride and groom will make
their home in Okeechobee.

Hallie Kathleen Holcomb and Mathew Bargo

John and Kim Holcomb of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of
their daughter, Hallie Kathleen,
to Dr. Matthew Bargo III of
The prospective groom is the
son of Matthew and Suzie Bargo
of Corbin, Ky. The wedding is
planned for May 17, 2008 in Hope
Town, Bahamas.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 grad-
uate of John Carroll Catholic High
School in Ft. Pierce as well as a

Submitted photo Jessica Vuleta and William Diaz

2007 graduate of Santa Fe Com-
munity College in Gainesville. She
is employed as an Office Manager
of Willaway Cattle and Sod, Inc.,
in Okeechobee.
The groom is a 1997 graduate
of Corbin High School, in Corbin,
Ky. As well as a 2001 graduate of
Eastern Kentucky University in
Richmond, Ky., and a 2007 gradu-
ate with a doctorate in Veterinary
Medicine from Auburn University
in Auburn, Ala. He is a veterinar-
ian at .Okeechobee Animal Hos-


Submitted photo
Jadyn Shanelle Jeune
Jadyn Shanelle Jeune
Stephanie 'idles and David
Jeune of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Jadyn Shanelle Jeune.
She was born on Oct. 13,
2007 at Martin Memorial in Stu-
art. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and
was 21 inches long at birth.
Jadyn was welcomed home
by her Uncle Nicholas Ameit,
Uncle Kevin Daughtrey, and
Aunt Myrtha Jeune.
Maternal grandparents are
Connie and Thomas Yates of
Paternal grandparents are
Dieula and Derilus Jeune of
Great grandparents are Gloria
Clase, Kazel and Thomas Yates
of Okeechobee.

Submitted photo
Christopher Blaine O'Neill
Blaine O'Neill
Chris and Kimberly O'Neill of
Elizabethton, Tenn., are proud to
announce the arrival of their son,
Christopher Blaine O'Neill.
He was born Feb. 1, 2008 he
weighed 7'lbs. 8 Oz. and was 20
inches long at birth.
Christopher was welcomed
home by sister Ravenn.
Maternal grandparents are
Brenda Foster of Elizabethton,
Tenn. and the late Ronnie Foster.
Paternal grandparents are
Cheryl and Guy Masten of Dade
City, and Gene and Bobi O'Neill
of Okeechobee.

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Sam and Diane Vuleta of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Jessica to William Diaz
of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Tina Blitch and William
Diaz of Okeechobee. The wed-
ding is planned for June 14, 2008

in Okeechobee.
The bride to be is a 2006 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School.
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topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
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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
ELEPHANTS: Well if were going to be blessed with the amaz-
ing animals I am curious' how many ideas can be thought up for
things made from elephant dung. I found this one and certainly
there is a budding entrepreneur out there whose mind is already
twirling! Recycled Paper Products from Okeechobee's Elephant
Sanctuary: This process was done in Sri Lanka and turned not only
a profit from elephant waste but also helped humans and the en-
dangered elephants coexist. A large amount of what elephants eat
is left undigested due to their weak digestive systems and the left-
over fibers are an ideal material for making paper products. First,
sun-dried elephant dung is boiled for hours to kill bacteria. The
remaining fibers are then mixed with recycled paper to make the
finished products. What remains after the boiling are fibers that do
not stink at all, and in fact have a pleasant scent like a pasture. "Ev-
ery product is unique," in that each piece of paper depends on the
elephant's age and health condition. For instance, products made
from older elephants are slightly rough because the animals have
fewer teeth to chew leaves thoroughly.

FAIRS: People have complained about the county fair schedul-
ing the week in March which conflicted with the Speckled Perch
Festival. What they need to understand is that to be part of the
State Fair system, the county fair has to be the same week as the
Livestock Show. And the Livestock Show dates are set by the state
system with the first weigh-in of the animals on a certain day in the
fall. So the county fair committee did not really have a choice. The
Livestock Show is a weeklong event with the sale on the Saturday.
So the county fair is that same week. They have to hold the rodeo
the first weekend of the show, because the show and sale uses the
same arena as the rodeo. The rodeo is Saturday and Sunday, then
they have the livestock show during the week, then they have the
sale on Saturday. As to having the rodeo with the fair instead of
the festival, that decision is up to the Cattlemen's Association. It's
their rodeo.

VIOLENCE: At our church there is no tolerance for violence.
There was an incident last Wednesday and the child was told
he could not come back for a year because he hit someone. My
daughter has visited other youth groups and the security is very
lax and hardly any of the kids follow the rules. Churches are hav-
ing a very difficult time dealing with teenagers. They want them to
come to youth night. The teenager may not "get it" right away, it
maybe a year later but usually they do come around. The trick is
how to balance all the different teenagers and try and deal with all
the issues, which is very difficult for a church. They do not want
to turn away a teenager they feel that can benefit from learning,
socializing, good peer groups, bible based learning, fellowship etc.
on youth-night but at times it does happen that our youth director
will tell a child that they can not come back.

EMPLOYMENT: The last place I applied for a simple reception-
ist pQsition received 60 inquiries the first day their ad ran in the
Okeechobee News. They quit counting after that. Surely no one
thinks there isn't an unemployment problem in Okeechobee?

MUDFEST: I think everything went great. Compared to the last
one, things went better. The traffic problem is that people in the
- right lanes are trying to turn in. Traffic is going to be a problem.
We have this so called Agri-center. What is going to happen if we
have a big fair with a good singer that brings in 60,000 people?
I can tell you, the same thing. And then you will have two main
roads jammed. We had four bad incidents last year and only one
this year with double the people. The injuries were less than last
year. The EMS was placed with the sheriff's deputies this year up
front so that people could know were it was as soon as they came
in the gate. Plus we had better access at that location that any. I
could get to the mud hole in about a minute and a half on Saturday.
The deputies were great. I have to give them credit they worked
there butts off. Again, good job OCSO. We doubled our security out
there and will have maybe more at the next one. Everything has to
be worked out over time, and you can't please everyone. Sorry to
the ones who are complaining. Maybe you need to realize that this
event brings money to our town. Talk to the store owners about
their sales this weekend. You know that a lot of people voted on the
new tax bill not knowing that it will not bring in the money for your
services. Maybe this event will bring the money up. I just hope that
you all that decided to have the tax cut just knew what you really
did. Just stop and ask a fireman or an officer about it they will tell
you about the service you are about to receive. Take care all you
people that respect Mud Fest and also to the ones that don't.

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Looking back ...
This photo of one of Hamilton Disston's dredges was tak-
en sometime in the 1890s. It is part of the General Col-
lection in the Florida State Archives. Hamilton Disston's
crews dredged waterways throughout South Florida, mak-
ing boat traffic possible. Their projects included dreged-
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the dredging, the big lake was only Caloosahatchee River
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Upcoming Events

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. 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. 18
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or
to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
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 Williamson at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call (863)
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. Karen
Graves, Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome 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 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Breth-
ren Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W- Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

News in Brief

Do you like pizza?
Okeechobee Christian Academy, A/K/A Grace Christian School, a 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 year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds 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
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers 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 avail-
able. 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 employee
or job. For more, visit their web. site at; or, call (863)

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-
positeSquadron 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 missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 17, 2008

CES students like to celebrate February's holidays

S February is
_r full of events
such as Ground-
hog Day, The
Chinese New
Year, Valentine's
Day, and Presi-
dent's Day these events allow our
students to enjoy many learning
In the beginning of the month,
the students learned the history of
Groundhog Day and the Ground-
hog's shadow. Looks like spring is
coming soon!
The Chinese New Year falls orn
the 7th of February. This gives stu-
dents a chance to learn and ex-
perience other cultures. Students
will make dragons, read about the
Chinese New Year and even learn
how to say, "Happy New Year" in
Valentine's Day is February's
main event. Students practice their
social skills by exchanging Valen-
tine's Day cards along with snacks
and refreshments.
Finally, students learn the im-
portance of past leaders. They will
read the biographies of Presidents
Lincoln and Washington, and will

participate in craft's along with
the lesson. In the BASE class we
learned the letters N, C, D, and R.
Remember is good and fun to learn
another language.
Students of the week are: Sha-
ron Maldonado, Jennifer Salas, Sol-
omon Albright and Diana Morales.
Happy Birthday Feliz Cum-
pleafios to: Laura Rodriguez and
Amanda Lara.

Third Grade
Ms. Enfinger's Third graders
at Central Elementary school are
excited about their special math
classes in preparation for FCAT test-
ing. They are enjoying going into
different classrooms and working
with different teachers. They are
writing for the county fair. They are
journal-writing every day, making
up stories that are truly interesting.
Reading needs practice, like riding
a bicycle, so practice reading every
day. Congratulations to Brandon
Leal, M.J. Jaimes, and Christopher
Armstrong, our students of the
Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez are
proud of how well their students
are doing in A.R. We have over
1,200 points. Congratulations 'to

Andrew Dobbs who has over 150
points. Keep up the good reading
so everyone can enjoy pizza and a
movie at the end of the nine weeks.
We are finishing the chapter book
"Ramona Quimby, Age 8." We're
eager to take an AR quiz on that
book. In Writing, we are research-
ing presidents, and learning about
Black History Month. In Math, we
are learning about the Metric Sys-
tem. Thank you to all the parents
who are making sure your child
is doing homework and reading
every night. We're ready for that
FCAT test!
Congratulations to our Recent
Students of the Week: Jacey Mae
Mullis, Kacey Rigano, Mackenzie
Mackin, and Kylee Johns.
We are working hard in Miss L's
third grade class. Students continue
to work on reading skills, such as
author's purpose and fact and opin-
ion. We are reading stories with a
theme of "Good Neighbors." These
stories talk about how people work
together. Students are just about
done writing a newspaper article
during writing time. They were giv-
en a type of article and had to come
up with their own story. They en-
joyed doing this and will enjoy read-
ing the final newspaper! Math is all

about reading and making different
types of graphs. After graphing, we
will be working on measurement.
Students still need to work on their
multiplication skills! Science just
finished up learning about rocks
and minerals. Their next chapter is
all about landforms and how they
change. Social Studies continue on
in the newspapers learning about
the history of ancient cultures.
FCAT is just a month away; please
keep studying, multiplication and
reading skills at home!

Fifth Grade
In the 5th Grade BASE class
we are working hard preparing for
FCAT. We are doing extra reading
and math practice on the computer
to reinforce the skills we will see on
the test. We are covering the solar
system in Science, and Explorers
in the West in Social Studies. Our
class has participated in many field
trips and we are looking forward
to our field trip to the Manatee
Observation Center in Fort Pierce.
Here we will be able to observe
an ecological system first hand. In
class we have been working on
becoming responsible for our own
activities. Middle school is not too

far off. We would like to thank all
the parents who have volunteered
or have helped in'the classroom
or on field trips. We couldn't do it
without you. Thanks.
In Mrs. Achong and Mr. Hall's
class we are busy learning about
fractions. We have learned to add
and subtract them and will soon be
learning to multiply them. We have
studied the rock cycle in Science
and just beginning a review on

weather and weather patterns. We
also learned about landforms and
models of them. We have also been
working on pronouns in language.
We will be going to Ft. Pierce to the
Manatee Viewing Station to see sea
life first hand.
Maria Garcia celebrated her
birthday on Valentine's Day.
Carely McCoin was our student
of the month! Congratulations Car-

Okeechobee District Schools Menus

Monday Feb. 18
Holiday No School!
Tuesday-Feb. 19
Cinnamon toast
Chicken nuggets
Honey wheat rolls
Hot ham & cheese sandwich
Chef salad
Green beans
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad-
Wednesday Feb. 20
Egg & cheese biscuit
Cinnamon toast
BBQ pork rib on bun
Cottage cheese &fruit
Tater tots
Tossed salad
Thursday- Feb. 21
Sausage pizza
Cinnamon toast
Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
Deli turkey on bun
Yogurt fruit & cheese plate
Mixed vegetables
Fruit gelatin
Friday Feb. 22
Toast & scrambled egg
Cinnamon toast
Cheese or pepperoni
stuffed crust pizza
BBQ Chicken sandwich
Chef salad
Vegetables California blend
Diced pears
Tossed salad

Middle School
Monday-Feb. 18
Holiday No Schooll
Tuesday Feb. 19
Egg roll with fried rice
Chicken nuggets
Honey wheat rolls
Chicken oriental salad
Deli turkey grab & go
Green beans
Mandarin orange sections
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 20
BBQ pork rib on bun
Chicken Caesar salad

Deli turkey grab & go
Potato triangles
Tossed salad
Thursday Feb. 21
Spaghetti w/ Mt Sc-Sec
Garlic bread sticks
Breaded chicken
patty sandwich
Santa Fe Chicken salad
Ham sandwich grab & go
Mixed vegetables
Fruit gelatin
Tossed salad
Friday Feb. 22
Cheese or pepperoni
stuffed crust pizza
BBQ Chicken sandwich
Tuna salad plate
Turkey/W.W grab & go
Vegetable California blend
Diced pears
Tossed salad

High School
Monday Feb. 18
Holiday No School!
Tuesday Feb. 19
Egg roll with fried rice
Chicken nuggets
Honey wheat rolls
Deli turkey grab & go
Chicken oriental salad
Pizza basket


Chicken sandwich basket
Green beans
Mandarin orange sections
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 20
BBQ pork rib on bun
Chicken Caesar salad
- Turkey/W.W grab & go
Pizza basket
Chicken nugget basket
Potato triangles
Tossed salad
Thursday Feb. 21
Spaghetti with Mt Sc-Sec
Garlic bread sticks
Breaded chicken
patty sandwich
Santa Fe chicken salad
Ham sandwich grab & go
Pizza basket
Hamburger basket
Mixed vegetables
Fruit gelatin
Tossed salad
Friday Feb. 22
Cheese or pepperoni
stuffed crust pizza
BBQ chicken sandwich
Tuna salad plate
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FYN green notes for local counties

Did you know?
A healthy lawn is disease resis-
tant, bug resistant, and drought
The secret to healthy turfgrass
is a deep root system. Here are
the practices which will give your
grass deep roots.
1. Water deeply and infre-
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when the blades fold and foot-
steps can be seen in the turf.
2. Mow high-optimal mow-
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in parentheses. A higher cut also
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Bahia Grass 3-4 inches (7-17
St. Augustine Grass 2.5-4 inch-
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Plant of the month
Euphorbia tirucalli, or Pen-
cil cactus is not a true cactus but
a member of the Euphorbia fam-
ily. Other familiar euphorbias are
crown of thorns, poinsettia, and
various members of the Spurge
farfily. Euphorbia derives from
Euphorbus, the Greek physician
(52-50 BC- 23 AD). He is reported
to have used a certain plant, pos-
sibly (Resin Spurge), as an herbal
remedy when the king suffered
from a swollen belly. Carolus
Linnaeus assigned the name Eu-
phorbia to the entire genus in the
physician's honor. In nature pen-
cil cactus grows as a leafless tree
with pencil-size green branches.
Tiny leaves appear at the ends of
new branches when new growth
occurs, but they quickly fall. The
plant has tiny yellow flowers
which are rarely seen.
Pencil Cactus may well be a
right plant for a sunny spot in
your Florida yard. It comes from
semi-arid locals in Africa which
commonly have from six to nine
months of drought with a few
months of quite heavy rain and
temperatures that can get cooler
than expected. Sound familiar?
Pencil cactus is grown as a
large houseplant that reaches
ceiling height when given a

couple years in a good size con-
tainer. Plants usually have a nar-
rowly upright form with branch
tips that begin to droop as the
plants gain size.
The pencil cactus goes under
the name of rubber hedge in the
country of Zimbabwe, in central
Africa. It grows quite densely in
thick hedges and requires little
or no maintenance. Loves heat
and dryness. Propagation is eas-
ily achieved by breaking off a
portion and sticking it in damp
soil; water sparingly from time
to time.
Be careful with pencil cactus
sap. Some individuals are very
sensitive to the milky substance
so wear gloves and do not get
the sap in your eyes.

Right plant, right
place. Are succulents
just for the desert?
I love succulents-i.e. those
fleshy looking plants that hold
water in their leaves and stems.
There are thousands of varieties,
colors, shapes and sizes. Since
many grow in warm climates,
in sandy soil, I began to imagine
that they might be Florida Friend-
ly landscape plants.
Well...maybe. They are
drought tolerant. They need little
pruning. They look great grouped
On the other hand, they must
not stand in water or experi-
ence prolonged humidity; and
most require less sun than our
summer provides. Therefore, to
remind myself to use the right
plant in the right place, I made
the following list.

Why we cannot put
succulents in the
ground in Florida and
expect them to thrive
in spite of our utmost
desire to do so.
1. Our sun is too hot-most
succulents want bright light --

not full sun
2. Our humidity is too high-
a very few succulents can toler-
ate moist air. We might do fine
in the winter, but in summer
they will likely rot.
3. Even though our soil is
very well draining, we often
have hardpan holding moisture
not far below the surface.
4. Succulents like a drying
wind -- our humid season is very
5. They like a little acidity-
enough so that tap water should
sit overnight before it is used on
6. I have another reason to
keep my wonderful succulents
in pots. They grow so slowly
that it would be a challenge to
afford, say, a ground cover of
echiveria or lithops.
So, I say, stick with those suc-
culents that are easy to grow in
Florida. Aloe Vera, Agave, San-
sevaria, Kalanchoe (which take
hundreds of different shapes),
Jade Plant and many, many
euphorbias. Grow others in
clay pots with lots of rocks and
good drainage. That way you
can move them to a shady spot
when summer sun becomes in-
tense. We can still have a suc-
culent rock garden. A portable
one. For some cool pictures of
succulents see the gallery after
upcoming events. To learn more
about succulents in Florida,
here is a link:_www.sflorida- South Florida Cac-
tus and Succulent Society, Inc.
4853 N.W. 113 Place, Doral, Fla.,

Upcoming Events
Glades County Garden
Club: Every first Monday of the
month. Call Harry at (863) 946-
Okeechobee Garden
Club: Every fourth Monday
of the month at 6 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Extension Office,
428 Highway 98 N.
Okeechobee Orchid
Club: Every fourth Monday
of the month at 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Extension Office,

428 Highway 98 N.
Great Backyard bird
Count Feb. 16, Extension Office
Yard. Come between nine a.m.
and one p.m. to observe and
count the birds at our feeders.
Call (863) 763-6469 for informa-
tion or to get a bird checklist to
use at home.
Pruning Like a Pro,
Okeechobee Extension Office,
Feb. 19 from 4-6 p.m. Call (863)
763-6469 to reserve a space.
Highlands County Extension Of-
fice, March 18 from 5:30 p.m.
Call (863) 402-6540 to reserve a
space, Glades County Extension
Office March 3 from 4-6. Call
Delana at (863) 946-0244.
An Evening at the Farm
Garden Tour and Farm Feast,
Saturday Feb. 23 beginning at 3
Adults, $40, children under 17,
$10. Purchase in advance from
Sal or Holly at (863) 357-2747
Natural History & Science
Series at the Historic at the
Pearce Homestead Kissimmee
Valley Archaeological and His-
torical Conservancy. Please join
us to learn about the Kissimmee
River Valley's interesting Paleo-
Indian Culture! Feb. 23, from
10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. The Historic
Pearce Homestead is located off
of County Road 721. Take Hwy
98, turn south onto CR 721. Fol-
low the signs.
Composting Workshop,,
Make your own compost bin.
Cost is $15 for materials to con-
struct a take-home bin. Feb. 26,
at 5:30 p.m., Okeechobee Exten-
sion Office Call to pre-register at
(863) 763-6469. AND March 3 at
5:30 p.m. at the Glades County
Agri-Civic Center Call Delana at
(863) 946-0244 to register.
Florida's new Fertilizer
Rule, Tuesday, March 11 from 4
to 6 p.m. at the Extension office
in Okeechobee. Call 763-6469
to sign up. Dan Culbert teaches
how the new law will impact
fertilizing practices, how to read
and understand the fertilizer la-
bel, and how to calibrate your
spreader. This program will be
presented in Glades County on
March 17 at 5:30 p.m., (863)
946-0244, and in Highlands
County on March 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Call (863) 402-6540 to register.

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7, Brittany Dye, Devon Hartwell, Jacob Greseth, William
Jackson, Krista Herndon, Karina Romero, Conner Shum-
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Emotional matters will surface if you
aren't careful what you say at home.
Take the day to pamper yourself
and play with friends. Working on
something that will benefit you pro-
fessionally will help occupy your
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
The more receptive you are to what
others say and do, the further ahead
you will get. A project or hobby that
interests you can be taken a step
closer to where you see it going. A
serious look at a relationship you
are in or considering will lead to a
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): At-
tend a conference or trade show or
engage in conversation with some-
one who has great ideas or similar
interests. Don't let an older individ-
ual discourage you from pursuing
your dreams. Follow your heart. .
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Change is in the works and, like it
or not, you must carry on and follow
through. Once you have put things
behind you, you will benefit from
the alterations made. You will learn
something new about yourself and
your habits.

*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A risk
is evident so protect your interests
if you want to come out unscathed.
Don't be fooled by someone's
boasting. Take a wait-and-see atti-
tude about putting your own money
or reputation on the line.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Set the standard and speak of your
findings, ideas and intentions. It
won't be long before someone joins
your fight to make reforms or to get'
things done. You will have an open
invitation that you should act upon
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Don't let your emotions get the bet-
ter of you. Stick to your beliefs with-
out making a big deal out of what
you want to do. As soon as you are
too open or accommodating, oth-
ers will take advantage of you.
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Follow your heart, your dreams
and your desires and refuse to let
any negative influences take hold.
Now is not the time to give in. You
have too much to lose and so much
to gain. Deception is apparent, so
don't make promises.
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21): You may be able to fool most

people but someone will be on to
what you are doing. Be careful not
to stretch the truth or to take ad-
vantage of someone who is in a
vulnerable position. Act fairly and
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19):,You'll be pulled in different di-
rections. Your emotions will cause
you to waffle; give in to someone
who wants your undivided attention.
Think about your relationships with
others and which are worth keeping.
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You must take action, set the stage
and be the one to make the plans
and follow through. You will get what
you want and make a lasting impres-
sion with your friends, colleagues
and loved ones.
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you let your jealousy or temper take
over, you will miss out on something
good. Love is in the picture, so take a
passionate approach and you will get
altogether different results than if you
are pushy and demanding.
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Movie times for Thursday, Feb. 14, through
Thursday, Feb. 21, are as follows:
Theatre I -"Spiderwick Chronicles" (PG) Show-
times: 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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II- "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) Showtimeis:
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; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
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Spring Lake, FL, Highlands
County, Across from
Spring Lake Golf Course.
10 acre parcel # 27
OPENING BID: $50,000
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Yearling Middle School.
Please call (863)824-3423
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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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

Qualified candidate must have
previous management expe-
rience with ability to be a
team leader. Analyze data,
create reports. Have knowl-
edge of Microsoft Office ap-
plications, including Excel &
Word. Organizational and
Communication skills re-
quired. Telecom experience
A+, Excellent benefit pack-
age. Submit resume to:
or fax 772-597-2110.
Must have good
driving record.
Immediate opening.
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2801 SW 3rd Terrace


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Would you like to play a leadership role in the fast changing
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expanding and looking for qualified professionals to join our
growing organization. We offer insurance and investment prod-
ucts from industry leaders and the opportunity to work with ex-
isting and new clients.
Please call or forward resume to:
Moe Levesque
493 SW Port Saint Lucie Boulevard
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953
Phone: 772-344-2821
Fax: 772-344-2822
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Private School One on One
Tractor Trailer Training @ IRCC.
No exp. req'd. Job Placement.
Earn $35,000 $50,000 +
benefits. 866-832-7243

F/T. Evening and
weekend hours.
Responsible for
housekeeping duties.
Handyman skills
helpful. Bilingual pref.
Fax resume to
(863) 357-2991 or
apply at FL Community
Health Centers, 1100
N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL.

For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
RO. Box 943
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943
FT Receptionist for local con-
tractor, good communica-
tion, computer literate,
Benefits. Fax resume to
863-763-0948 DFWP

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfelds.

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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
I..,,. ,I ,,t..1 for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Full Time
For busy home building company
Must be organized and energetic
Salary Plus Commission
Advanced Home Builders
107 SW 17th St, Suite B Okeechobee
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Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

Now Hiring
Experienced Cook
Apply in person @
Crossroads Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
For Lake Okeechobee boat
locks & standby tenders
needed. WILL TRAIN! Lock
tender team needed for
Kissimmee River locks. House
& utilities free. WILL TRAINI
DFW Background checked.
Call (863)228-0280
or fax (863)983-8817.

*Immediate Openings*
Relief Managers
& 3rd Shift Managers
Starting Pay: $11.00/hr.
with potential to make $50k
Full Benefit Package
Monthly Bonus
Unlimited Growth Potential
All Shilts
Starting Pay: $9.00/hr.
Advancement Opportunities
$1,000 per yr. Scholarship
Management Applicants Call:
Associate Applicants Call:

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Needed in busy Cardiology
office. Medical experience
needed. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Please fax
resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400

Professional Supervisor
Okeechobee, FL
Bachelor's degree in Engi-
neering or related and 6+
years exp. in operation and
maint. of water mgmt works
with at least 3 yrs supv. exp.
For more Information and to
apply, visit our website at, Job Ref-
erence NB50072085. EOE.

Fleet Technician
Clewiston, FL
HS diploma/GED and
4+ years exp. Must have
4 valid ASE certifications.
For more information and
to apply, visit our website
at www.sfwmdgov. Job
Reference NB50071569.
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Front Desk.
FT. Computer exp.
needed. Healthcare
exp and bilingual pref'd
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or
apply at
FL Community Health
Centers, 1100 N.
Okeechobee, FL.

LPN Team
F/T 2 yrs supervisory
exp. needed and
current FL LPN lic.
Competitive salary and
excellent benefits.
Apply at FCHC, 170 S.
Barfield Hwy, Ste 103.
Pahokee, FL, or fax
resume to
(561) 924-3405,

1 yr exp needed.
Bilingual needed. Apply
at FL Community Health
Centers, 15858 S.W.
WAarfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, or fax
resume to


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Request for Qualifications
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
ECMHSP is now accepting statements of qualifications from
contractors to provide consulting services necessary to moni-
tor an adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
pilot program being funded by the United States Department of
Education. TJhe contractor must be able to provide technical
assistance to five Head Start Centers in central Florida serving
migrant and seasonal farm worker families. The contractor will
be responsible for providing technical assistance to Center
staff, ESOL teachers, and community partners in the imple-
mentation of the pilot program, solicit and synthesize partici-
pant and practitioner responses to pilot materials and program,
and created final ESOL materials and program draft based upon
the results of the pilot program. The contractor's statement of
qualifications should set forth the contractor's qualifications to
perform these consulting services, iorh vtiii., Ip contractor's
experience and knowledge of best practice in the area of family
literacy, knowledge of second language acquisition theory and
practice, and ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. The successful contractor
will be reimbursed $25.00 per hour for work performed under
this consultancy and will be expected to devote approximately
20 hours per week to this assignment. The duration of the
consultancy will be from on or about March 1,2008, to on or
about August 31, 2008. Send a statement of qualifications and
letter of interest by February 29, 2008 to:
Kennra Sena, Migrant Education Even Start Coordinator
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
4901 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27612

Palm Terrace of
is now hiring:
155 bed skilled nursing facility
seeking an RN, with at least
2 years of long term care ex-
perience, for the role of Risk
Manager. Duties include fa-
:ilil jing [he iTiirihly PI,
meetings & managing the
Risk Management Program

Please submit your
application to:
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
Attention Stephanie M
301 South Gloria Street
ClewistonFL 33440
PH: 863-983-5123.
Fax your resume to:

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Skills, Hourly Plus
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building. During the 12 week plan, participants will be
encouraged to walk 10,000 steps or approximately 4 miles
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Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States
and Canada (GFOA) awarded
its prestigious Certificate of
Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting to the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for the agency's Fiscal Year
2006 Comprehensive Annual Fi-
nancial Report. The Certificate of
Achievement is the highest form
of recognition in governmental
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District's adherence to the high-
est legal and ethical standards in
financial reporting.
"The Certificate of Achieve-
ment represents a noteworthy
accomplishment for our finan-
cial professionals and this agen-

cy's leadership," said Aaron'
Basinger, Director of the Depart-
ment of Finance & Administra-
tion at the South Florida Water
Management District. "To have
received this award 16 consecu-
tive times indicates our commit-
ment to accurate and complete
accounting to the taxpayers of
South Florida."
The District's Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report was
judged by an impartial panel
against the GFOA's high report-
ing standards, which require a
"spirit of full disclosure" to clear-
ly communicate the agency's fi-
nancial picture and to motivate
potential users and user groups
to read the report.
The South Florida Water
Management District is one of

only a handful of government
agencies across the country to
be awarded both the Certificate
of Achievement for Excellence
in Financial Reporting and the
GFOA's Distinguished Budget
Presentation Award, which the
District received for its FY07 bud-
get document. Last year, for the
first time in the agency's history,
the District received the GFOA's
Special Capital Recognition for
demonstrating exceptional pro-
ficiency in integrating capital
information into the operating
The South Florida Water
Management District's $1.28 bil-
lion budget for fiscal year, 2008
includes nearly $800 million for
restoring America's Everglades.
Key restoration activities include

Northern Everglades initiatives
to improve the health of the
Kissimmee, Lake Okeechobee,
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
watersheds. Other major bud-
get expenditures include $50
million for refurbishments and
upgrades to the regionalwater
management system, and $53
million to help construct and
implement local alternative wa-
ter supply projects.
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fessional association serving ap-
proximately 16,800 government
finance professionals through-
out North America. It seeks to
promote sound financial poli-
cies and practices in government
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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 CountyFlorida,
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
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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 Anmatured, 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 Carner
Personal Repmresentative
479 Bayvlew Or., NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Kenneth C. Sundheim, Esq.
FL Bar No. 0516899
Attorney tor Personal Representative
RO. Box 1919
Stuart, FL 334995-1919
260528 ON 02/10,17/08

12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 17, 2008

Aging Resource Center receives state designation

Submitted photo
90th birthday
Mrs. Lottie Sills celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 2,
2008. She is a lifetime native of Okeechobee. Her parents
were Sydney and Sarah Lowe. Mrs. Sills is the widow of
the late Harris Sills who worked for Williamson Cattle
Company. She raised nine children, who are all still living.
Eight of her children attended her birthday party, along
with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

fort to streamline services and pro-
vide a single source of information
and referral for Florida's growing
60-plus population, the state has
created a new designation for the
Area Agency on Aging of Palm
Beacl/Treasure Coast, which will
now operate as one of eleven Ag-
ing Resource Centers statewide.
"Florida's Aging Resource Cen-
ters are committed to helping per-
sons age 60 and above and those
who care about them understand
and navigate the complex web of
available services, agencies and
other options," said Robert Mc-
Falls, executive director of the Area
Agency on Aging of Palm Beach
and the Treasure Coast. "Our goal
is to help individuals find the in-
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Florida's eleven Aging Resource
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above and their loved ones find
agencies and individuals that can
provide assistance on a variety of
issues from housing and home
care to meals, transportation and
other vital areas of concern. The
Area Agency on Aging of Palm
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dian River, Martin, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach and St. Lucie Coun-
ties. A number of in-home and fa-
cility based services are funded by

the Agency and are available in all
five counties.
As of the latest census report,
twenty-three percent of Florida's
population is age 60 and above.
Florida residents over the age of 75
make up 9.2 percent of the state's
total population, a number that is
expected to increase to 9.8 percent
by 2010. These numbers make it
clear that Florida's future is linked
to the well being of its residents,
both in terms of financial and
physical security.
For an extensive listing of avail-
able programs and services or

other information, contact the
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dialing 2-1-1. In areas where 2-
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Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 17, 2008 SPORTS 13

Jensen defeats Okeechobee

in district showdown, 3-1

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
It is awful early in the season
to call Friday's contest between
Okeechobee and Jensen Beach
a must win for the teams. How-
ever, it still was a crucial game
for both teams as both squads
figure to be the teams to beat in
their district.
Jensen Beach got an excel-
lent pitching performance from
Senior Kelly Langer, and a two
run double by sophomore Chris-
tin Moon to defeat Okeechobee
3-1 in Okeechobee.
"I feel good, this is definitely
a big win for us. It is definitely
payback," Langer noted after-
ward. She noted Jensen has tra-
ditionally wornthe district crown
until last year when Okeechobee
took it from them and went on
to the state tournament.
Coach Lori Miller noted she
expected a tough battle from
Okeechobee again this year..
"Okeechobee is very disciplined
and they are very good. Our
goal is to beat good teams. The
district title is our number one
Brahman Coach Kim Har-
graves noted her defense let
her down a bit which allowed
Jensen to score three unearned
runs, "The bats weren't there to-
night. We were playing a guess-
ing game at the plate. We are
a young crew and you expect
that and you learn from it. We'll
move forward from here."
Hargraves noted her team
has two big district games in the
next week. Even with the early
season loss to their main district
competitor, Hargraves wasn't all
that worried.
"All that matters is your dis-
trict record on April 18," she
Jensen scored one run in the
second to take the early lead.
Langer hit a one out double to
left and went to third on a field-
ing error. She came home on a
wild pitch later in the inning to
make it 1-0.
Okeechobee battled back
and tied ,the game in their half
of the second. Marcus reached
base on a walk, was sacrificed
to second by Courtney Wilson
and scored on a single by Mary

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Megan Clements swung the
bat well but went 0-3 on Fri-
After that Okeechobee strug-
gled at the plate. They man-
aged just three hits. They also
wasted an excellent pitching
performance from Huff, who
allowed just four hits in a com-
plete game. She recorded three
Coach Hargraves said part
of their problem was her hit-
ters tendency to go after the
high pitch, "When we started
to swing at them the umpire
started to call it. The strike zone
moved a little bit. He said our
hitters were ducking pitches. All
I ask is be consistent."
" The key inning for Jensen
was the third as they scored
their two runs. Megan Mayfield
reached on an error on a bunt
play. Page Blankenship hit a
routine sacrifice to third, one
out later but Jordan Marcum
didn't get a good grip on the
ball and she threw it away for a
two base error. Moon came up
and slammed the first pitch into
the left field gap for a two run
"She's a sophomore and she
just hit's the ball hard all the
time," Coach Miller noted, "It
was a big two run double and
it put the game in our favor. We
relaxed after that and played our
Neither team had much of

Pitcher Mary Huff pitched a
complete game but took the
loss against Jensen.
a scoring threat after that. Jen-
sen got two hits in the fourth
but Huff worked out of a bases
loaded jam. Jensen also strand-
ed runners in the fifth and the
seventh inning.
Okeechobee meanwhile
could only get a one out sin-
gle from Huff in the fifth after
their run in the second inning.
Langer settled down after that
and struck out nine batters in
the final five innings. She had 12
strikeouts on the night.
"We have a young team, only
three seniors, but we have a
lot of heart. Hopefully that will
bring us through this season,"
she added.
Coach Hargraves said she
was encouraged by the play of
her shortstop Naomi Stevens.
She missed a tag in the .second
inning rally, but came back and
played well at short, making
two bilt put outs on tag plays on
"We made some mistakes.
I tell the girls you learn lessons
from every game, everybody
knows we have a strong team
but we lost five strong seniors.
These girls just have to use their
athletic ability, and not ride
on the shirt tails of last year's
team," she added.

Tennis team sweeps Port St. Lucie

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee boy's tennis got
off to an excellent start Thursday
when they defeated Port St. Lucie
in a rather lopsided match, 7-0, at
the Okeechobee sports complex.
Okeechobee got some excel-
lent play from their third, fourth
and fifth seeded singles players, Elj
Cabansay, Zach Fowler and Alex
Nielson. They swept their oppo-
nents with Cabansay and Nielson
losing just one game in two sets.
Fowler swept away his opponent,
Stefano Carobene, 6-0, 6-0.
"Our boys played well for their
first match," Boys Coach Dave El-
lis noted, "Our veteran players at
number one and two had good
wins, and they shook off some
rust. Our other players played well
and had easy wins."
Number one seed Bobby Spelts
had a competitive match with
PSL's Joe Baciak. He won 6-3, 6-4,
but the match was a grueling one
as none of the points were easy.
"He did a very good job, (Ba-
ciak)," Spelts stated. "He put a lot
of spin on the ball and came out
aggressively. I started slow but as
time progressed it got a little better
for me."
Spelts moved well, and had
more powerful ground strokes in
the match. He also hit enough
first serves in to keep Baciak off
balance. Still it was a long match,
75 minutes for two sets, and Spelts
took as much time in between
games as he could.
"This is the first match and I
haven't got back into the groove
yet. I'm just back from basketball
and I'm not in the tennis grove yet.
The other guys did great and were
going to have a good season," he
Spelts lost the first game, but
then broke back and took ad-
vantage of some long volleys and

Okeechobee News/Charles
Murphy Bobby Spelts overcame a
Corey White shook off some slow start to win his singles
rust in his three set victory. match in straight sets.

some unforced errors by his oppo-
nent to take the first set 6-3.
The second set was even
tougher as, he dropped the first
two games before rallying. He did
a better job holding serve late in
the match.
Corey White had the toughest
match of the day as he defeated
Kevin Kiwi in a three set marathon,
2-6, 6-2, 6-0. He noted he settled in
as the match went on.
"I finally started using my head.
I tried to do too much in the first set
instead of just hitting the ball back
and letting him make mistakes. I
tried to do too much on my own,"
he noted.
White also didn't let a number
of close calls upset him. There
were two or three points in the
first set that could have gone either
White did struggle with his first
serve and both players had trouble
holding serve in the first set. White
actually didn't hold serve until the

second set.
He actually broke his oppo-
nents serve four times in the first
set and lost and then again three
times in the second set. When he
held serve to take a 5-2 lead, it ap-
peared he had taken the momen-
tum. He noted his opponent also
got a little frustrated in the later
stages of the match.
"The more shots he would
miss, the angrier he would get so
it was easier to let him make the
mistakes," he added.
Coach Ellis was also impressed
with his doubles teams of Spelts
and Cabansay and White and
Fowler who won their doubles
matches, 8-1.
"Our doubles teams played
very well together. We have a few
younger players that are playing
well. We are looking forward to a
great season," he added.
The tennis team hosts Berean
Christian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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This is your chance to get rid of your old vehicle and buy like a wholesaler!.



Auctions and dealerships from around the country sell off thousands of vehicles every year
direct to dealers at thousands below retail. These vehicles are held on storage lots racking
up storage fees. Our dealership has made arrangements to purchase hundreds of these
units at wholesale prices.

1. There will be a one-time fee of only $39* down payment. 2. You can restructure current trade-
S in into new payment plan. 3. You can pay a one-time ROCK BOTTOM price! 4. You will have
the choice of financing with payments as low as $p9* per month!
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4405 S.U.S. Hwy1 Ft. Pierce, FL 1/2 mile North ofMidway

*$39 down and take over the payments with approved credit. Payment varies with price of vehicle. $99 per month example: $5400 vehicletor 60 months @ 3.9% APR. Zero Down, Zero Payments and Zero Financing with
720+ beacon. See us for details. All offers plus tax, tag, title and fees with approved credit. Sale ends on dates listed.




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