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99 No. 50 Tuesday, February 19, 2008 P sBOX 1700326
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Boys baseball drop
two games at classic
Momma said there would
be days like this.
Okeechobee boy's base-
ball had one of those days
Friday night when they were
S ,ij,-.l by Lincoln Park 18-4
at the First Pitch Classic in St.
Lucie County. Saturday they
played much better but still
fell to another district oppo-
nent, Jensen Beach, 6-4.
Page 5

Know the signs
of heart attack
The American Heart Asso-
ciation (AHA) wants Arneri-
can women to "go red" this
month. It's part of a campaign
to focus on the importance of
heart health. According to the
AHA, the focus on women's
health is important because
of an incorrect stereotype that
heart disease is a "men's" dis-
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Boater access
closed near
Kissim nee River
Navigation Lock
Due to construction and
maintenance activities, a sec-
tion of the Kissimmee River
(between the S-154 and the
S-65E and S-84 structures)
is closed to boaters. This in-
cludes access points along
this section, all of which will
be clearly marked.
Maintenance of water con-
trol structures is vital to the
mission of the South Florida
Water Management District.
To ensure adequate flood
protection and the ability to
deliver water supply when it
is available, the Okeechobee
Field Station invests $2 million
each year maintaining pump
stations, water control struc-
tures and navigation, locks
that serve the public north of
Lake Okeechobee.
For additional informa-
tion about this or any of our
projects, please phone the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at 863-462-5260 or

Drought Index

Current: 493
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.14 feet
Last Year: 11.45 feet
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Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

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Community Events................ 4
Crossword................................. 9
O bituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak O ut ................................. 4
S ports ....... ............... ........... 5
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W eathe r ..................................... 2

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Brighton festivities: Something for everyone

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John Wayne Olson, an animal trainer, was the featured act at the rodeo.

Cory Moesching competed
in the Brighton rodeo Sun-
day in the bareback riding

Brighton Rodeo draws top cowboys

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Some of the top cowboys
in the land and some of the
top rodeo entertainers around
were on hand in Brighton this
past weekend for the PRCA ro-
deo at the Fred Smith arena.
Saturday's show was
jammed packed and Sunday's,
despite the Daytona 500, also
attracted a large crowd to the

MarK uanieis was tnrown aurir
riding on Sunday.

Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation. Those that came
were treated to some of the
best rodeo cowboys around.
There was bareback riding,
steer wrestling, team roping,
saddle bronc riding, steer rop-
ing, girl's barrel racing, and
bull riding. Rodeo attendees
also got chances to win raffles
and other prizes.
Matt Bright of Loudon,
Tenn., currently ranked first

in the overall standings in the
South Eastern Circuit won the
Sunday rodeo in the saddle
bronc event. Bright earned a
score of 84. He already has
earned $6,504 this season,
which is only a month old.
Scotty NeSmith of Russellville,
Tenn., finished second with a
score of 79 aboard Double
'The steer wrestling com-
petition was taken by Ste-
phen Johns of Bradenton. He
earned a time of 5.0 seconds
flat on Sunday. Brad Hartt
of Zolfo-' Springs, currently
eighth in the circuit in steer
wrestling, finished second
with a time of 8.0 seconds.
The bareback riding in-

cluded the sixth ranked rider
in the world, Curtis Putron of
New Zealand. Chase Miller
and Clayton Selvey of Pine-
dale, Wy., tied with scores of
76 on Sunday.
Marty Hebb, a three time
national finalist on the In-
dian rodeo circuit, scored 79
Sunday aboard Comanche.
The Sioux Indian now lives in
Eagle Butte, S.D.
Also competing in the
saddle bronc was former
Okeechobee resident Cory
Moesching, who earned a
score of,67 Sunday. He now
resides in Troy, Ala.
Some local residents are
See Rodeo Page 2

Brandon Holmes of Livingston, Ala., earned a score of 70
aboard Wind River in the saddle bronc riding competition

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Special magistrate Lois
Nichols will be hearing a va-
riety of code violation charges
as well as considering impo-
sition of fine in four cases at
hearings to be conducted to-
Cynthia and Michael Rick-
er, owners of Mi-Cin Ranch
on N.W. 50th Drive have been
cited for an alleged viola-
tion of land development
regulations for reportedly
conducting commercial and
recreational activities in an ag-
ricultural zoning area and for
alleged construction without
a permit. According to code
enforcement officer Blanca
Saucedo, on several dates in

2006 and 2007 the ranch own-
ers conducted a horse auction
and sale, sold tack, conduct-
ed commercial sale of feed,
and rented their facility. Ms.
Saucedo further asserted that
they constructed arena light-
ing and an announcers' booth
without a permit.
Clara Brown Ghent's es-
tate on N.E. 14th Avenue has
been cited for a condemned,
burned mobile home and
maintenance of a nuisance.
Optimum Holdings had a
temporary use permit to ac-
commodate two temporary
office trailers in association
with a construction site. The
permit expired August 31,
2006. The organization has
been cited for an expired tern-

If you go:
Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Special Magistrate
2 p.m., today
Commission chambers,
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N. W. Second St.

porary use permit and main-
tenance of a nuisance. The
property in question is located
on N.E. 60"' Avenue.
Code enforcement officer
Gina Gehring cited Angela
Cunningham for care of prem-
ises, derelict shed, unlicensed
utility trailers, mobile home
See Code Page 2

If you go:
Okeechobee City Council
6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19
Okeechobee City Hall,' 55 S.E.
Third Ave.





By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
City Council will meet Tues-
day, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. and are
scheduled to take final action
on ordinances dealing with al-
ley closings, land development
regulations (LDRs) and water
They are also scheduled to
have the first reading of an or-
dinance dealing with a second
alley closing.
Engineer Steve Dobbs, act-
ing on behalf of property own-
er Fosler, LLC, has requested
that an alley be closed in the
.northwest part of the city. The
council is scheduled to con-
duct the final reading and vote
on that ordinance. The alley
closing is necessary according
to the plans drawn up for the
Casa Bella housing develop-
The first of two proposed
ordinances on amending the
LDRs would allow for a special
exception for assisted living
facilities and hospitals in com-
mercial zoning districts.
The second LDR change
deals with an ordinance cover-
ing a variety of subjects such as
lighting standards for streets,
parking, driveways access and
requirements for landscaping
in parking areas.
Turning to the water crisis,
the council will be considering
an ordinance that would give
code enforcement officers the
power to issue citations for vi-
olations of water restrictions.
An uncontested citation
could bring a fine from $25
to $500. If a person wished
to contest the citation, and is
determined to be guilty, he or
she could face a fine of up to
The council is also sched-
uled to conduct the first read-
ing of an ordinance to close
a north-south alley parallel to
South Parrott Avenue between
S.W. 10th and S.W 11t Street
behind Affordable Auto.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
Reporter Pete Gawda
may be reached at

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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Great view
Colton Etchison climbed on top of one of the big guns
in Veterans Park for a great view of the Speckled Perch
Festival Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Saturday,
Feb. 9.

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Violations of county

codes may bring fines

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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 continues until April 15, on Mondays and Tues-
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can Legion for information!)

Fair seeks Creative Skill and Craft Contest 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-

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

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doing well so far in the South-
eastern Circuit standings in
2008. Naha Jumper of Brighton,
who earned a 21.2 second time
in the tie down roping Sunday,
is currently 13th in team rop-
ing in the circuit. Josh Jumper
of Clewiston is currently 12th in
team roping.
Rabe Rabon of Okeechobee
is currently sixth in the circuit in
tie down roping.
Matt Clemons is ranked
eighth in the bull riding event.
Justin Gopher of Brighton is
.13th, and Bobby Peaden is cur-
rently ranked 25th.
Many of these top cowboys
will compete in next month's
rodeo at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair.
Tomorrow's News provided

the pre pre rodeo entertainment,
Roger Moody was the rodeo
announcer, and beauty and ro-
deo queens Heather Peterson
and Ashytn Baxley were also on
Slim the rodeo clown pro-
vided the entertainment while
Jerry Wayne Olson was the fea-
tured act. The animal trainer is a
former PRCA entertainer of the
year. President of the Seminole
Tribe Richard Bowers, Jr. and
Brighton Reservation Council
Representative Roger Smith
were also in attendance to greet
the crowd.
The weekend also included a
culture day for school children,
alligator wrestling and snake
shows, Seminole dancers, arts
and crafts and a parade. A Semi-
nole Indian Village was open for
all three days of the Brighton
Field Day Festival.

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skirting missing and trash and
debris because of the condition
her of S.E. 351t Lane property.
The N.W. 8411t Court prop-
erty of Betty Stas was cited for
derelict shed, overgrowth and
maintenance of a nuisance and
failure to take care of the prem-
According to code enforce-
ment officer Saucedo, Stacia
Steins reportedly has unli-
censed/operable vehicles, junk,
and overgrowth on her N.W.
841' Court property.
Donald Spath has been cit-
ed for allegedly converting a
residential home on N.W. 391"'
Circle into a quad-plex. He was
also cited for having an unsafe
If Carolyn Kay Buffum has

not removed debris and either
removed or repairing a mobile
home on her S.E. 1911t Court lot
she could be fined up to $250 a
Walter C. Parnell could is
fined up to $250 a day if his 341"'
Lane lot has not been cleaned
up and a derelict structure re-
If the gas tank has not be
removed from the S.W. 201' Ter-
race property owned by N & A
Real Estate, Inc, that company
could be fined up to $250 a day.
The derelict mobile home
along with any remaining de-
bris must be removed from the
N.W. 254"' Street property of
Adaish Jangbadoor or he could
be fined up to $250 a day.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
Reporter Pete Gawda
mAay be reached at

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Man skips court;

arrested on warrant

.By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man who failed to show
up for court and enter a plea
last week was arrested over the
weekend after
he was stopped
for speeding
by a Florida (
.Highway Patrol
,(FHP) trooper. ,...-. .
S e r g i o .
Amadeo Sal-
gado, 27, Ka-
Levala Drive, Sergio
Port St. Lucie, Salgado
was arrested
Sunday, Feb. 17 by Trooper D.S.
Cox on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear attending the
baiting or fighting of animals.
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $5,000. ,
Salgado was supposed to
be in court last week to enter a
.plea to the charge, along with
35 other men. Assistant State
Attorney Ashley Albright said
those 35 men all entered pleas
of no contest to charges of at-
:tending an animal baiting or
fighting event, animal cruelty or
possession of animal fight para-
One man, Juan Alcantar
Mondragon, 42, of Fort Pierce,
did not appear because his
private attorney was unable
to attend the proceedings on
Tuesday, Feb. 12. His hearing
in front of Circuit Court Judge
Lawrence Mirman was moved
to March 17, said Mr. Albright.
When Salgado did not show
up for court last Tuesday, Judge
Mirman issued a bench warrant
for his arrest.
In his report, Trooper Cox
said he stopped Salgado for
driving at a speed of 83 mph in
a 60 mph zone on U.S. 441 N.
The men were all arrested
'on Dec. 16 when a 51-member
multi-agency task force raided
'a home at 650 N.W. 102nd St. in

Okeechobee Little Farms in re-
gard to an alleged rooster fight.
Seized in the raid were 58 roost-
ers, 17 vehicles, three firearms,
three air guns and $33,000 in
Also found were seven dead
roosters, as well as five injured
birds. Four of the injured birds
were euthanized by a veterinar-
ian due to the extent of their
Two days after his arrest
in Okeechobee County, Mon-
dragon was arrested in Fort
Pierce by Detective Rick Stuhr
and charged with 846 counts of
possession of fighting animals.
Detective Stuhr's arrest report
states that Mondragon was
raising the roosters for fighting
and was feeding them a com-
bination of amphetamines and
steroids to make them more ag-
Another man arrested in the
December raid in Okeechobee
County had been arrested prior
to that date for allegedly taking
part in a rooster fight in Polk
Jose Herrera Reyes, 41, Or-
lando, was charged by inves-
tigators from the Polk County
Sheriff's Office of fighting and
baiting an animal (attending)
and fighting and baiting an ani-
mal (possessing equipment).
According to reports from
the Polk County Sheriff's Of-
fice, as well as the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the ring
apparently travels throughout
the area holding rooster fights.
Mr. Albright said each man
who entered a plea of no con-
test last week was found guilty
and sentenced to 10 days in the
Okeechobee County Jail, to be
followed by one year probation.
Each man will have to pay court
costs, as well as a $451 cost of
investigation fee that will be
split up among all the agencies
involved in the Dec. 16 raid in
Okeechobee County.

Domestic argument

leads to felony arrest

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An argument between a
jnan and his wife culminated
with the husband being arrest-
ed on several
felonies after it
took two depu-
ties to wrestle
a suspected
-handgun away
from him.
Jose Oli-
varez III, 32,
.Harney Pond Jose
Road, was ar- Olivarez
rested Friday,
Feb. 15, on charges of posses-
sion of cocaine, battery on a
law enforcement officer (two
.counts), resisting arrest with
violence, possession of a con-
cealed weapon, aggravated as-
sault (domestic) with a deadly
weapon and aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon on a law
enforcement officer.
Olivarez was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
and is being held on $100,000
An arrest report by Deputy
Justin Akins of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
-states that Olivarez and his wife
,became invovled in an argu-
'ment at a home on S.E. 251h St.
during which the rhan allegedly
,pulled a gun on his wife and
,threatened her.
. After separating the couple,
:Deputy Akins states he fol-
'lowed the woman to her ve-
:hicle at which point she said
'she was "going to take care of
'this problem." As she went for
:her purse the deputy grabbed it
from her. In the purse he found
'a .380 caliber hadngun, states
,the report.
The deputy goes on to state

in his report that he and the
woman returned to the home
so that she could show him
where her husband had hid-
den the gun with which he had
threatened her earlier. Deputy
Akins states as he walked into
the home he noticed Olivarez
was nervous and was acting as
if he wanted to leave.
At this point he had Deputy
Matthew Hurst stop Olivarez
from leaving the home, When
Deputy Hurst tried to stop the 6-
foot-2-inch, 280-pound Olivarez
the man put his hand down the
front of his pants. At this point
the deputy saw the handle of a
firearm and went for the man's
gun, stated the report.
It took Deputy Hurst several
minutes to gain control of the
man's weapon, states the ar-
rest report, and it took both
deputies several more minutes
before they could restrain Oli-
When the man was finally
handcuffed, Deputy William
Maerki was called to transport
Olivarez to the county jail.
While being searched at the jail
a corrections officer not only
found the slide or upper receiv-
er of the firearm but also found
a small baggie containing a
white powder, stated Deputy
Akins' report.
Deputy Akins said when the
powder was field tested it in-
dicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine. The pow-
der weiged 3 grams, states the
deputy's report.
Deputy Akins said the weap-
on found on Olivarez was actu-
ally a BB gun and a replica of
a Smith & Wesson .40 cailber
'semi-automatic handgun.

Man jailed after fight

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An argument between two lo-
cal men ended with one man go-
ing to the hospital and the other
going to jail.
Simon Rolon
Rivera, 29, U.S.
441 S.E., was
arrested Sat-
urday, Feb. 16, .
on a charge of
burglary with a
battery. He was .
booked into the Simon
Okeechobee Rivera
County Jail un-
der a bond of $10,000.
Deputy Mark Shireman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's' Of-
fice (OCSO) stated in his report
that the two men were apparently
fighting over a female. The victim
reportedly called Rivera and told
him to stay away from his girl-

Rivera allegedly went to the
victim's home on U.S. 441 S.E.
when an altercation between the
two men ensued. Deputy Shire-
man's report states the two men
began to fight outside the home
but the altercation ended up in-
side the mobile home.
The deputy stated in his report
that the hands of the 6-foot-1-inch,
215-pound, Rivera "showed red-
ness, slight swelling and chaffed
Although the victim and his
girlfriend said Rivera used a base-
ball bat on the victim, the deputy
states in his report that Rivera's
hands would not be in that condi-
tion if he had used a bat.
Deputy Shireman's report adds
that victim later went to Rauler-
son Hospital and that it took six
staples to close a wound to the
left rear of the victim's head.

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
*' Craig Edward Morgan, 23,
N.W. Sixth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 15 by the OCPD
on charges of aggravated battery
causing great bodily harm and
felony domestic battery. His bond
was set at $95,000.
Joshua Bo Duke, 23, N.W
27e" Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 15 by Deputy Corporal
Brian Hagan on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended/
revoked habitual offender. His
bond was set at $250. He was
also arrested by Deputy William
Maerki on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation pos-
session of oxycodone and viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended/revoked ha-
bitual offender. He is being held
without bond on these charges.
Preston Lee Wiggins, 35,
N.W 10'1 St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 15 by the OCPD on
a felony charge of driving while
license suspended/revoked ha-
bitual offender. His bond was set
at $1,000.
Regina Lynn Littleton, 38,
N.W Fourth St., Okeech'obee; was
arrested Feb. 15 by Deputy Ran-
dall J. Parker on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation obtaining
a controlled substance by forgery
(two counts). She is being held
without bond.
Casey M. Platt, 26, S.W 16"11
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 15 by Deputy Randall J.
Parker on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation battery and
violation of probation trespass
of an occupied structure or con-
veyance. He is being held without

Nathan Daniel Hatfield, 22,
N.E. 17"' Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 16 by the OCPD on
felony charges of possession or
sale of a controlled substance and
resisting arrest with violence. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanors of possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. His
bond was set at $7,000.
Chad Wesley Broadrick, 23,
N.E. 11"' Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 16 by the OCPD on
a felony charge of possession or
sale of a controlled substance. He
was also arrested on misdemean-
or charges of resisting arrest with-
out violence, driving while license
suspended with knowledge, pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His total bond was
set at $7,500.
Michael Tyler Lamb, 19, N.W
Seventh Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 16 by Sgt. Victoria
Williams on misdemeanor charg-
es of driving under the influence
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. His bond was set at $1,250.
Doug Carl Lambert, 39, N.W
272"nd St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Feb. 17 by Deputy Donald Ellis
on a charge of grand theft auto.
His bond was set at $3,500.
Sidney Brackett, 19, N.W 8011
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 17 by Deputy Steven McKin-
ley on a charge of sexual battery.
He was released on his own re-
Charles Taylor, 30, S.E. 571"
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 17 by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on a charge of battery on a
law enforcement officer. His bond
was set at $2,500,
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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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!
PRESENTS: I would just like to say, I've been watching these
commercials about Valentines Day with these teddy bears. Where
these guys are giving their wives bears for Valentines Day. If I gave
my wife a bear for Valentines Day, she would beat me to death with
it. Thank you.

MUDFEST: I am sorry that I missed the mudfest, but I didn't see
anything advertised in the paper or perhaps I missed it. We need
more advertising in the paper. (Editor's note: We agree that we need
more advertising in the paper. We welcome advertising! Interested
advertisers may call the newspaper at 763-3134.)

BAD RISK: They say you should not go to a doctor whose plants
are wilted in the waiting room. Well I wouldn't go to that insurance
company if their building looks like it's going to fall down.

JUNK MAIL: I would appreciate it if the stores and anybody else
who sends out third class mail, not to send it period. As it would save
them money in the long run as most people don't want junk mail.

FESTIVAL: I agree with the person who called in about the
Speckled Perch parade being a disappointment. They should have
left it the same date it was and has always been. And I agree that
there weren't many floats, but my favorite one was thle one from Ft.
Drum. We need to get the Speckled Perch Festival back to the normal

PURSE RETURNED: To the employee who found my purse left
in a grocery cart, please know how much I appreciate your integrity.
May God bless you for your good deed.

HOME DEPOT OPEN: I am calling about the new Home Depot
and to welcome them,

BASEBALL: Way to go Okeechobee Freshman Campus base-
ball team. -- awesome game! So worth the drive to Moore Haven for
game one of the freshman team. Chobee 13, Moore Haven 2 WOO
HOO! You boys played a great game. Congrats to you all and your
coaches! I encourage the hometown people to get a schedule and
come watch these boys play at home and show them the support
to take them all the way. They played a super game, gave us a few
laughs, and some sore throats from cheering. They deserve a great
season and I for one hope they have it.

MUDFEST: To start off, people around this town are always com-
plaining that there is nothing to do. Mudfest comes and there is noth-
ing but complaints. Well, it is something to do right? Think about
that! Obviously, there are SOME people who enjoy, the event. Look
at how many people showed up. There were even countless people
from out of city and some were from out of state that showed up to
the event. Everyone has their own opinion, but in mine, I believe the
people of Okeechobee need to stop their crying and complaining. It
is a fun-filled event. This one particular Mudfest happened to be the
same weekend as the Speckled Perch Festival. That made the traf-
fic even worse. It was not the owner's fault that the Speckled Perch
Festival was scheduled the same weekend as Mudfest. Out of all seri-
ousness, just think if you would have started Mudfest. You would be
thrilled at how it all came along. It is a wonderful business opportu-
nity AND it provides fun to Okeechobee. Maybe, we are all just a little
+ jealous that we did not think of it ourselves!

SCHOOL LUNCH: My son goes to the Freshman Campus we pay
$1.75 per day for his lunch. He never complains about the quality of
the food only the quantity of the food. He tells me that one day his
lunch was five chicken nuggets, a salad, a veggie, dessert and a bev-
erage. I know that each state requires that all schools provide a bal-
anced meal that follows the Standard Pyramid food guidelines. That
is great and I am glad knowing that my kids get a balanced meal. My
problern is thai if a child is still hungry (which these are growing kids
and probably are) and if they go to get more food they are charged
almost the same price as a complete meal. Example; my son still
hungry goes to get more food, he ask for more nuggets and he is
charged $1.50 for five more nuggets. He did not get anything else
only nuggets. Does anyone else agree that this is not right and that
*maybe some more thought needs to go into how much extra a child
should be charged for extra food? It cost me $20 $30 a week for my
kids to eat lunch in the cafeteria. What do other parents think?

.REBELS: In terms of the Revolution remember this, American
colonists had no members in the British Parliament, and, therefore,
had no voice and no vote -- "no taxation without representation."
The Southern states not only had a strong voice in the government,
they voluntarily helped'to create it. Second, Great Britain was not a
democratic republic like the U.S. was and is today. The British king
still wielded tremendous power and the Parliament had little sympa-
thy for the colonies. Thirdly, the King and Parliament were not willing
to compromise. When the first shots were fired at Lexington and
Concord, the Americans met immediately at .the Second Continental
Congress to discuss what to do. They sent a peace offering -- a com-
promise -- to the King called the Olive Branch Petition in hopes of
avoiding war and having their rights recognized. The king shot back
that they were rebels and will be crushed. Thus, our leaders during
the Revolution felt they had no recourse but to fight.

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Looking back
This photo from January 1924 shows a roqk crusher at the St. Lucie locks and Lake Okeechobee. According to the infor-
mation with the photo, it may be lock no. 1 on the St. Lucie Canal where the canal starts at Lake Okeechobee. Do you have
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Upcoming Events

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) 763-8999.
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.
Family History Center is open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical In-
dex), Social Security Death Index and military information avail-
able. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 un-
til 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technol-
ogy; and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is
basic through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is
$10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the
proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, June Scheer at (863) 634-8276
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music.
For information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863)
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, .1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurant; 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Par-.
rott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the
church next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or
group that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate.
For information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an.
open meeting.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
be hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for par-
ents and their pre-school children. The event will be held each
Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided
for infants during the class. For information, call (863) 763-
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6
p.m. For information call (863) 357-3053.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m.
with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For
information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meet-
ings each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., at 7:30 p.m. They are'always looking for new people
and new ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399 or (863) 610-9176.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of
Okeechobee, 2303 101 Fifth Ave. For information call (863) 634-
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be
served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Community Events

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Learn to prune like a pro
Some time in the life of many plants, no matter how carefully
selected, and 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. Dan will also talk about the Florida Friendly idea, Right
Plant-Right Place: choosing plants that fit your landscape in or-
der to prevent the need for future pruning. The workshop is Feb.
19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Office,
458 Highway 98 North. 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
on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The
book for discussion is Madmoiselle Benoir by Christine Conrad.
For more information please call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-

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, K9
Police Dog demo, Moose races, A Jail and Bail fundraiser all af-
ternoon and more.

VFW #4423 host open house/karaoke contest
VFW #4423 will host open house held 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 pub-
lic (as guests). Preliminaries are Saturday Feb. 23, Saturday March
I and Saturday March 8. Warm-up and Practice is at 7 p.m. The
contest starts at 7:30 p.m. The top 3 winners each week go to the fi-
nals 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
again be hosted by David Lee. The VFW wants all veterans, their
families and their guests in the Okeechobee area to know thatthere
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 potential 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. 341t 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 information.

Sunday, Feb. 24

A New Song in concert
A New Song from Chile, South America will be in concert at
the First United Methodist Church, on Sunday, Feb. 24. They will
be performing in all three morning worship services: 8, 9:30 and
11 a.m. The Community is invited to attend. For information call
(863) 763-4021.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26,
at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board office..Imme-
diately following the CCC meeting (approximately 11 a.m.) we
will hold a "debriefing" for the Health and Safety Expo. If you
had a part in the Expo as a volunteer, vendor, donor or attendee,
please stay for this meeting. They would like to gather as much
information as possible to assist in planning an even bigger and
better Expo next year. For information call (863) 462-5000.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Free homebuyers course
Riverside Bank, Cumberland Realty Group, LLC, and Elite Ti-
tle Company will sponsor a free Homebuyers course on Thurs-
day, Feb. 28, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Bank, 1506
S. Parrott Ave. You will learn about home financing options and
grants, how realtors work, mortgage and closing paperwork and
tips on managing your new home. For information or to RSVP
please call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-2280.

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Okeechobee News. Tuesday, February 19, 2008


OHS boy's baseball drop two games at classic

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Momma said there would be
days like this.
Okeechobee boy's baseball
had one of those days Friday
night when they were walloped
by Lincoln Park 18-4 at the First
Pitch Classic .in St. Lucie County.
Saturday they played much bet-
ter but still fell to another district
opponent, Jensen Beach, 6-4.
"It was one of those days,"
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders
said of Friday's loss, "It's tough
to go through. I think the tough
loss the night before might have
deflated the boys."

Tedders remarked that Fri-
day's loss was one of the worst
losses he's had while the head
coach at OHS. "It certainly is the
ugliest game I remember being
in. It might have been the worst
game I've ever been a part of."
Jonathan Crawford had a
rough start as he gave up seven
runs in just one inning and a
third. He couldn't find the plate

and walked four batters in the
first, one with the bases loaded.
The Brahmans also had a rough
fielding night as they made 10 er-
"He didn't get ahead in the
count," Tedders said of his soph-
omore starter, "It doesn't really
matter how good you are, if you
get behind, bad hitters know a
fast ball is coming."
Lincoln Park (1-1) led 7-0 after
an inning and a half. Okeechobee
(0-3) scored four times in the bot-
tom of the second, but LPA came
back with three in the top of the
third to put the game away.
Brice Buckner pitched one in-
ning and two thirds and allowed

three unearned runs. Cameron
Tewksbury pitched one inning
and allowed two runs, one of
them earned. Mike McClain
pitched two shutout innings be-
fore tiring in the seventh when
LPA scored six times.
"He gave us two strong in-
nings but the wheels came off in
the seventh. I think he got tired,"
Tedders noted.
At the plate Cameron Tewks-
bury had a double and three
runs batted in. McClain had two
singles and scored a run.
Tedders said he still had con-
fidence that his players will im-
prove as the season goes on.
He can argue that the team isn't

peaking too soon this year.
Saturday the boys played
much better in the field and
played a tight game against Jen-
sen Beach, who figures to be
the top team in their district this
Mike Minondo gave up five
runs, four of them earned in two
and a third innings, allowing four
hits. Still the Coaches state he
pitched better than the line score
would indicate.
"His problem was he couldn't
get his cut fastball to work. If you
have one pitch in high school
you'll be in trouble. When he
was throwing strikes they didn't
hit him. When he got behind in

the count, they hit him," Tedders
A highlight of Saturday was
the play of Cameron Tewksbury.
He threw three and two thirds of
excellent relief allowing just an
unearned run. He struck out five
and allowed just one hit. Tewks-
bury was also solid at the plate
as he went 1 for 3 with a two
run triple. Will Davis went 2 for
2, with a double and a run bat-
ted in.
The boys will host Forest Hill
on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Friday
night the Brahmans host Glades
Central at 6 p.m. Both contests
are district games.

Athletes continue to move up in sports arena

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Rafe Erwin's signing last
week with Jacksonville was the
fifth under current Brahman
football Coach Chris Branham.
Others who are playing college
football, or soon will be, are Van-
tavious Askins, Chris Curtis,
Cory York, Leshawn Hender-
son and Erwin.
Rabe Rabon is still going
strong on the rodeo circuit. He
continues to compete in the tie
down roping and was ranked
sixth in the PRCA Southeastern
Circuit as of February 15.
The Junior Varsity softball
team took it on the chin Friday
when they hosted Jensen Beach.
A number of fielding errors cost
the team as they fell 10-1 to the
Lady Falcons JV.
Kelci Breaux returned to her
alma mater to cheer on her for-
mer softball teammates Friday.
Breaux is already the number one
starting pitcher for Brevard Coun-
ty Community College.
"I'm enjoying it up there, they
are treating me well," Breaux re-


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Kelley Smiley and Alicia
Claxton also are close to their
former high school. They have at-
tended a few games and were at a
recent practice for the girls. Both
girls are playing at IRCC this year.
Tierra Allen and Broward
Community College will play at

Indian River Community College
this Wednesday, February 20.
Tip off is at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort
Pierce campus.
Mary Huff and Lauren
Throop were expected to an-
nounce their college choices this
week with signing ceremonies at
Okeechobee High School.
Former Brahman basketball
coach Tony Delagall was in at-
tendance for a couple of games
during the District tournament
last week. He saw the program
through some lean times earlier
in this decade.
OCRA officials are excited
about an agreement they've
reached with Chevrolet. They are
in the middle of a fundraiser that
has the grand prize of a brand
new Chevrolet pickup.
Brahman basketball boys
might not be in the state playoffs
but both of their district repre-
sentatives, Glades Central and
Suncoast won their first round
games. Glades Central handled
Cocoa 79-66 while Suncoast de-
feated Rockledge 50-40. The two
teams met in the regional semifi-
nals on Tuesday night.

Sports News in Brief

Wrestling Club
sign up
The Chobee Wrestling Club
will begin sign ups for the spring
season on Feb. 21, 26, 27 and
28. Kids ages 5 18 are welcome
to join, the cost is $40. Practices
are Tuesdays, and Thursdays
from 6 until 8 p.m. in the O.H.S.

gymnasium. Practice will begin
on March 4. If you have any ques-
tions contact Coach Jahner (863)
634-9411 or at the high school.

Men's benefit
softball tournament
On Feb. 23 there will be a
men's benefit softball tournament

held as a fundraiser for the family
of Daniel Rickards who was re-
cently paralyzed in a car accident.
The family is in need of financial
help to cover the expenses of the
hospital and care of Daniel. There
will be a $200 entry fee, ISA rules,
bring your own balls, 44's CORE,
5 home runs 1 up. For informa-
tion, contact, JR Suarez at (863)

Submitted photo/Sunni Adams
Russ Adams Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do America had their testing on Feb. 1. Students(first
row, left to right) are: Courtney Kurutz, Gavin Cashwell, Jesus Yanez; (second row, left to
right) are: Tiffany Bowers, Tameko Hornick, Charles Yager, Dustin Jandro, Gage Cashwell,
Juliet Skinner; (third row, left to right) are Prob. Black Belt Travis McKenna, First Degree
Sr. Black Belt and Instructor Trainee Cody Raulerson, Steven Brown, Nicholas Brown, Tony
Bowers III, Tara McKenna, Third Degree Sr. Black Belt and Sr. Instructor Russ Adams.

Russ Adams TKD holds advancement testing

On Feb. 1, belt advancement
testing was held at Russ Ad-
ams Tae Kwon Do America in
Okeechobee. The final results
are as follows: White belt to
Yellow belt, Tameko Hornick,
Courtney Kurutz, Charles Yag-
er; Sr. Green belt to Blue Belt,
Steven Brown, Gage Cashwell,

Dustin Jandro; Blue belt to Sr.
Blue belt, Tony Bowers III,
Nicholas Brown; Red belt to Sr.
Red belt, Tiffany Bowers, Tara
McKenna, Juliet Skinner, Jesus
Yanez; First Degree Decided
Black belt to First Degree Senior
Black belt, Cody Raulerson.
All the students worked very

hard this cycle not only to get
ready for this testing but, also to
get ready for the up and com-
ing Regional Tournament to be
held in Clewiston on March 15.
Congratulations on testing and
Good Luck in advance for the
Regional Tournament.

Instant replay: Annual Brighton PCRA Rodeo

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
The Fred Smith arena has a new jumbo tron that
shows instant replays to the rodeo crowds.

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Slim the rodeo clown brought an
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Flu and fever detection facts for Dr. Mom

(MS) Cold and flu season
is upon us, affecting tens of
millions of adults and children
each year, according to the
Centers for Disease Control. A
cold is rarely serious but flu can
lead to complications, especial-
ly in children and the elderly.
Early detection is key, especially
since new anti-viral drugs must
be given within two days of the
infection's onset.
Although the symptoms of
cold and flu are similar, a per-
son suffering from the flu will
be house-bound, with general
malaise, headache, body aches
and a dry, unproductive cough.
The leading indicator of flu,
however, is a high temperature.
For this reason, getting an ac-
curate temperature reading has
never been more important.
There are a number of ther-
mometers available to test for
fever, but not all are as accurate
or easy to use as a temporal ar-

tery thermometer, such as the
Exergen TemporalScanner.
Temporal artery thermometers
work by measuring heat emit-
ted from the skin over the tem-
poral artery. This artery runs
along the forehead and is di-
rectly connected to the heart by
the carotid artery. The original
temporal artery thermometer
technology was developed by
Harvard researcher Francesco
Pompei, Ph.D.
All it takes is a gentle two-
second swipe of the Exergen
TemporalScanner over the fore-
head to determine if a person
has a fever. Two dozen indepen-
dent medical studies attest to
its accuracy, including accuracy
comparable to temperature tak-
en with a rectal thermometer -
long the standard for accuracy,
especially in children. Tempo-
ral artery scanners are quickly
becoming the thermometer of
choice in doctors' offices and

hospitals across the country.
In addition to their speed,
temporal artery thermometers
are also noninvasive as they
do not need to be inserted into
any body cavity. A parent can
even quickly and easily check
the temperature of a sleeping
child and know the tempera-
ture they receive is as accurate
.as with any other method. Also,
these thermometers do not rely
on toxic mercury for gauging
temperature. Mercury-filled
glass bulb thermometers have
already been banned in many
municipalities around the
Guidelines for Dr. Mom
It's important to note that
different types, of thermometers
(arterial,.oral, axillary or under-
the-arm and rectal) will give var-
ied temperature readings. Even
if the same type of thermom-

eter used consecutively, slightly
varied recordings will be noted.
This is no cause for alarm. Arte-
rial temperature measurement,
such as the one recorded by
temporal artery thermometers,
leads all other methods in iden-
tifying fever and is unaffected
by patient activity. Accordingly,
it will be sometimes different -
but correct.
Normal Body Temperature
(BT): Normal BT is not a sin-
gle temperature, but a range
of temperatures influenced by
age, time of day and the mea-
surement site.
General Rule of Thumb:.On
a stable, resting patient, rectal
temperature is approximately 2
0 F (1 0 C) higher than axillary
and 1 o F (0.5 o C) higher than
oral temperature. On a stable,
resting patient, arterial tem-
perature is approximately the
same as rectal temperature.


Helen Ruth Payne
Helen Ruth Payne, age 77 of
Okeechobee died Sunday, Feb.
17, 2008 in St. Lucie Medical
Center. Born June 28, 1930 in
Montgomery, Ala., she had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
She is preceded in death by
her sons, Danny Merritt and
Scott Merritt.
She is survived by her sons,
Jim Merritt, David Merritt of
Cumming, Ga.; daughters, Judy
Rankin of Okeechobee, Deborah
Godfrey of Dawsonville, Ga., Eva
Major of Cumming, Ga.; sisters,
Elsie Whatley and Peggy Lott of
Rogers, Texas. In addition, she is
survived- by eight grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
There are no service plans at
this time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Isaac Arlequin
Isaac Arlequin, age 47 of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Feb.
15, 2008 at his residence in
Okeechobee. Born Nov. 5, 1960
in Perth Amboy, N.J. he had

been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past seven years. He en-
joyed reading, writing, fishing,
scuba diving and boating.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Jennifer Grasso of Margate;
son, Isaac Mejias of Boca Ra-
ton; mother, Juana Gonzalez
Arlequin of New Jersey; grand-
daughter, Samantha Ortega;
brothers, Eddie Arlequin, Elias
Arlequin bothe of New Jersey,
Raul Arlequin of Ft. Pierce; sis-
ters, Annette Arlequin of New
York, Naomi Johnson, Isabella
Arlequin both of New Jersey.
There are no local arrange-
ment plans.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Thelma Louise
'Dutch' Byars
Thelma Louise "Dutch"
Byars, age 85 of Okeechobee
died, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 in
Raulerson Hospital. Born Nov.
11, 1922 in Avon Park, she had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1968.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Jamie Byars and

son, Steve Byars.
She is survived by her sons,
Frank (Paula) Byars, Jr., Mel-
vin Byars, Nelson Byars all of
Okeechobee; daughters, Ruby
Byars and Carol (Jimmy) Kim-
berly both of Okeechobee. In
addition, she was survived by
five grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren and two
Visitation will be held
Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2 un-
til service time at 3 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor Doug Nicklason of
the Everglades Baptist Church
will be officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Charles 'Gene'
Eugene Hawthorne
Charles "Gene" Eugene Haw-
thorne, age 67 of Okeechobee,
died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at
Raulerson Hospital. Born in Port
St. Joe, he has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1990.
Mr. Hawthorne is preceded
in death by his brother, Buddy
Hawthorne and sisters, Eula Mae

Peterson and Earlene Davis.
'He is survived by his wife of
48 years, Martha A. Hawthorne
of Okeechobee; son, Ron-
ald L. (Brenda) Hawthorne of
Okeechobee; daughter, Destie
Hawthorne of Ft. Pierce; five
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren. In addition, he
is survived by brothers, James
(Peg) Hawthorne of Ocala, Bob-
by (Kay) Hawthorne of Boone,
N.C.; sisters, Bernice Barnhill of
Sebring, Delores Parrish of Mc-
Clenny, and mother-in-law, Dor-
othy Sapp of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 19 from noon un-
til service time at 1 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Pastor Al Padgett will be officiat-
ing with interment following at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may send their con-
dolences to www.buxtonfuner-
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Computers cause eye strain

(MS) In a recent study con-
ducted by researchers at the Uni-
versity of Minnesota, high school
kids were found to have drastical-
ly increased the amount of time
they spent using a computer each
week. High school boys spent
over 15 hours a week using a
computer in 2004, up from nearly
10.5 hours a week in 1999. High
school girls over the same period
of time saw their usage increase
from 8.8 hours per week to just
over 11.
While this may or may not
lend credence to the notion that
Americans are becoming more
sedentary, another problem could
also be resulting from so much
time being spent in front of a com-
puter. Too much time spent star-
ing at a computer screen could
potentially be very damaging to
a person's vision, regardless of
the person's age. To combat eye
strain that might result from hours
looking at a monitor, consider the
following tips.
*Keep your distance.
Whether you use a desktop or lap-
top computer, maintain a distance
of at least 20 inches between you
and the monitor.
*The need for speed. A
slower computer will force you
to spend more time staring at the
screen. A faster computer will
save you time and do less damage
on your vision.
Keep the screen clean.
A dirty computer screen can be
akin to a dirty windshield on a car.
With a dirty windshield, drivers
are constantly straining to see the
road in front of them. A dirty com-
puter screen forces users to strain
to see what they're trying to read.
Keep your screen clean by giving

it a daily dusting and cleaning any
smudges or finger marks.
*Catch up with the times.
Older monitors don't boast the
resolution of LCD monitors that
have lower emissions and provide
greater focus across the entire
monitor. Most new computers are
available with LCD monitors that,
when compared to the damage
they might cause on your vision,
are well worth the extra money.
*Sit up straight. Mom and
Dad were right about the im-
portance of maintaining good
posture. Slouching or leaning
forwards or backwards while sit-
ting at a computer puts your eyes
at a disadvantage, forcing them to
strain to see the screen, even if you
can't feel that strain. Sit up straight
when using the computer and, if
you use a laptop, don't keep the
computer at an odd angle that
makes it more difficult to see the
*Adjust brightness and
contrast. Try to keep brightness
and contrast levels as even as
possible. Having a high bright-
ness level and a low contrast level
can prove harmful to your vision.
Many computers have these levels
set at the appropriate levels when
you buy them, so you might not
need to adjust anything on a new
*Keep things light. Read-
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room makes it more difficult for
your eyes to focus on what you're
reading. Keep any room in which
you're using a computer well-lit
and don't rely solely on the light
coming from your computer, re-
gardless of how bright it might

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Health News in Brief

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A work in progress
Work is progressing on the $5.2 million Williamson Conference and Educational Center
on the Dixon Hendry Campus of Indian River Community College, on N.W. Ninth Ave.
Construction is scheduled to be completed this fall. The building is named for longtime
Okeechobee residents, Frank "Sonny" and Betty C. Williamson who donated the lead
gift to the IRCC Foundation fundraising campaign for the center. Mr. Williamson has also
served on the IRCC Foundation Board of Directors for many years. The 15,000 square foot
facility will house a multipurpose auditorium, professional catering kitchen, strategic plan-
ning room, nursing classroom and labs, biology lab and computer lab.

Know the signs of heart attack

The American Heart Asso-
ciation (AHA) wants American
women to ."go red" this month.
It's part of a campaign to focus
on the importance of heart
health. According to the AHA,
the focus on women's health is
important because of an incor-
rect stereotype that heart dis-
ease is a "men's" disease.
Men and women need to
know the signs of heart attack
and the importance of calling
9-1-1 immediately at the on-
set of heart attack symptoms.
Every minute counts. The
sooner a heart attack victim
receives treatment, the greater
the chance of survival. Mod-
ern medicine has a number of
treatments that cap be very ef-
fective if given at the first sign
of a problem.
Not all of the common symp-
toms of a heart attack occur
with every attack. Sometimes
signs go away and return.
Heart attack
warning signs
According to the AHA,
"some heart attacks are sud-
den and intense--the movie
heart attack -- where no one
doubts what's happening. But
most heart attacks start slowly,
with mild pain or discomfort.


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Often people affected aren't
sure what's wrong and wait
too long before getting help."
According to the AHA, com-
mon signs of a heart attack in-
Chest discomfort: Most
heart attacks involve discom-
fort in the center of the chest
that lasts more than a few min-
utes, or that goes away and
comes back. It can feel like un-
comfortable pressure, squeez-
ing, fullness or pain.

Discomfort in. other areas
of the upper body: Symptoms
can include pain or discomfort
in one or both arms, the back,
neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with
or without chest discomfort.
Other signs
may include
Breaking out in a cold
For both men and women,
the most common sign of a
heart attack is chest pain. How-
ever, according to the AHA,
women are more likely to ex-
perience shortness of breath,
nausea and back or jaw pain.
The AHA advises that even
if you aren't sure it's a heart at-
tack, have it checked out. Fast
action can save lives.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise pro-
gram, consult your doctor.
This is especially important if
you are on any prescription
medications. Some drugs in-
teract badly with foods that
would otherwise be consid-,
ered "healthy."

Red Cross class
dates slated
The American Red Cross class-
es offered for the month of Feb-
ruary are as follows: Thursday,
Feb. 21 Adult CPR; All classes
are held at 6 p.m. at the local of-
fice located at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
For more information call (863)

Childbirth classes
are planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be offering Child-
birth Education Classes. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5877.

Freedom from
Smoking classes open
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
The purpose of the program is to
reduce adult and youth tobacco
use, and provide tobacco resourc-
es to residents, businesses and
community organizations in the
county. Freedom from Smoking
classes will be held every Tuesday
at the Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library, 206 S.W. 16"' St., from
5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863)

Diabetes Support
meet at Raulerson
Raulerson Hospital offers a
monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thurs-
day of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any
questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N.,
B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 763-5093.,

Depression support
group forming
Depending on Christ is a new
support group forming for wom-
en suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it
will meet every Thursday. For in-
formation, call (772) 597-0463.

Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch. offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-
tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488
for information.

Drug Rehab Resource
offers free consultation
Problems with drug or alco-
hol addiction in someone you
know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource
service can give you the help you
need. Contact the Drug Rehab
Resource at (866) 649-1594 for a
free confidential consultation. Or,
go to the website at www.drugre-

Cancer support
group to meet
Okeechobee County Cancer
Support Group meets on the first
Thursday of each month. All can-
cer patients, survivors and sup-
porters are welcomed to attend,
support and encourage each
other. They meet the first Thurs-
day of each month at 5:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, 401 SW
4"' Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974
(entrance is the door to the W in
front of church). Please contact
Susie Pickering at (863) 467-5831
or First Baptist Church at (863)
763-2171 for more information.

Healthy Start
group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition
is accepting donations of baby
items such as furniture, shoes,
clothing, maternity clothes, stroll-
ers and other items for infants
and toddlers. Proceeds from the
sale of donated items will be used
to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For in-
formation, call (863) 462-5877.

Cancer Society
seeks volunteers
The American Cancer Society
is recruiting volunteers who are
interested in making a difference
in the fight against cancer. Volun-
teers with the American Cancer
Society's Florida Division par-
ticipate in programs that support
research funding, educate the
community, deliver services to
patients and advocate for policies
that help defeat cancer. To get in-
volved, call the American Cancer
Society at (800) ACS-2345.

Narcotics group
to meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will
begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the
Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441
S.E., Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780.

Healthy Start
can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

Blood donors
are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is
looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. The Big Red Bus
mobile unit will be at the Wal-
Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on the last Saturday of each
month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (561) 845-
2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360.
All blood types are needed. There
is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed
for all donors.

Pregnancy financial
assistance available
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, contact Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.


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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
Chronicles" (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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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
Theatre III "Bucket List"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
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and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

7071 Highway Rt. 98
Spring Lake, FL, Highlands
County, Across from
Spring Lake Golf Course.
10 acre parcel # 27
OPENING BID: $50,000
2:30 PM
2 20 Acre Parcels
Bluefield Road, St. Lucie
County, Property next
to 3200 acre preserve
hiking & equestrian trails.
OPENING BID: $50,000
For info & pics log onto
Jacobson Auction Co.
AB111 AU231

BEAGLE leopard color, vi-
cinity of Park Street, Okee-
chobee. Call to identify
DACHSHUND Multi colored,
red collar, vic of N. Park St.
Call to identify.

w/black muzzle. Vic. Country
Hills Estate eve of 2/9/08.
Call (863)447-9127 if found.
CAT Black, Male, last seen in
Seminole Cove, please call
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w/Camo Case. Lost in vic. of
Yearling Middle School.
Please call (863)824-3423
Camera, Blue w/400 pictures
on it! Lost @ The Eagles
Club on 441. (863)261-2704
MIN POODLE White, Vic of
Basswood on 33rd Avenue.
Cash REWARD!! If found,
please call (863)697-8002
CAMERA vic. of Winn Dixie
or Face Farm Thrift Store.
Speckled Perch Festival on
Sat. 2/9. If found please con-
tact (863)763-2181

Employment -
Full-Time 205
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.
Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
RO. Box 943
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943

Coquina Water Management
District has an opening for
Field Superintendent.
Resumes will be accepted,
but our application forms
must be used. Our
application forms are
available at Wicks, Brown,
Williams & Co. at 504 NW
5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
FL. Applications will be
accepted until this
position is filled.
All questions should be
directed to W.M. Byars,
Chairman, 863-634-4293
FT Receptionist for local con-
tractor, good communica-
tionr, computer literate,
Benefits. Fax resume to
863-763-0948 DFWP
Now Hiring
Experienced Cook
Apply in person @
Crossroads Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
Needed in busy Cardiology
office. Medical experience
needed. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Please fax
resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400
Local homebuilder needs
qualified Sales Professional.
Must be self-motivated &
organized w/excellent
interpersonal & presentation
skills. Flexible schedule a
must. Salary plus commission.
Call 863-763-6376
or 863-357-2700

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Must be organized and energetic
Salary Plus Commission
Advanced Home Builders
107 SW 17th St, Suite B Okeechobee


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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course / training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible 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:
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent020
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
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
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313

VILLA 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 moi. +
Sec. dep. (754)423-8202
3br, 2ba, lease $1000/mo +
$1000 sec dep. take over
last 6 mos. (863)677-1938

BHR 3/1, on water, Tile, Lg
FR, carport. Partly furn., 26
4th St. $900/mo, + sec.
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sqft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after-1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
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 2br, 1 ba, new
carpet, new A/C, newly
remodeled. $750/mo
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.
NORTH OF TOWN -3 br, 2 ba,
newly remodeled. $800/mo
OKEE: 3/1 on V/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,
$750 mo. (863)634-4581 or
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.,
1st, last & $500 sec. dep..
cond. on canal w/lake ac-
cess $1100 mo. + 1st, last
& $800 sec.(561)714-9827
Find it master. Sell it soon-
er in the classifeds

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

BA, Fully furnished. On the
canal. Avail. March & April.
No pets. (863)763-2059

Mobile Homes '

Mobile Home Lots 2u05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2jI15
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
SW- 14'x80', 3BR/2BA on 6+
acres, feed shed, $800 mo.,
1st, last & s e c .

Mobile Home Angels
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044

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1:30 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.

the pmceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
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Clif Betts Jr.. Chairman
Board of Countu Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
261705 ON 2/19'08

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
D/W, 3br, 2ba, Open concept
Kit. & bar area. Sea wall,
& Tool shed. $139,000.
& Adjoining Lot $98,000.
Call (863)763-0557


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

Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River

12, trailer & Fla room, on
Rim Canal, (859)339-0283
MOTOR HOME '04, Trail-Lite
by R-Vision, 25', Chevy en-
gine with only 22K mi. Gets
15 mpg. Onan generator.
Like new condition. $35,000
Firm. (863)763-6646

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN RE. The license to nursing of
Zilla Forslthye,. LRN

CASE NO. 2007-15892
LICENSE NO.: PN5150765
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Michael G. Lawrence Jr..
Assistant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
,,, ihassee, Florida
,' -4640 '
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning thire above by March 17, 2008.
the matter of the Administrative Com-
plaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons .... i;-. i
special accommodation to ., i' .
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice iot later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at tire address given on
Ii s n atice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
261194 ON 2/19,26 & 3/3,10/2008

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean no a breeze

IN RE. The license to nursing of
Yvonneya A. Gary, C N A
4 ..h , Ihi.d ,I I
CASE NO. 2007-10945
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you'
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting. Shienika Hams, Assistant
General Counsel. Prosecution Services
Unit. 4052 Bald Cypress Way. Bin#
C65, TaIllahassee Flioida
323993265, (650)245-4640

plaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing in an
informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone
1850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
TOD) or t-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
261188 ON 2/19.26& 3/3.10'2008


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