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Vol. 99 No. 55


YMS students win
awards at science fair
Congratulations to our Year,
ling Middle School Regional
Science Fair entrants! Sixteen
Yearling students earned either
a first, second or third place rib-
bon for their excellent Science
Fair Projects.
First place award winners
included; Christopher Boney -
Botany, Macy Gamiotea Phys-
ics, Brittany Serrano Environ-
mental Science, and Savanna
Whitlock Physics.
Page 6

CES learns
about Presidents
First Graders students learned
about our Presidents and how
much they contributed to build-
ing our country. They enjoyed
their Valentine's Day Celebra-
tion with their friends.
They use their knowledge
of appropriate grade and de-
velopment level in vocabulary
in Reading. They are applying
skills they have been learning in
order to comprehend what they
are reading. They are also par-
ticipating in the 100 Book Chal-
lenge every day.
Page 6


Water restrictions
in effect
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
has declared an extreme Dis-
trict-wide water shortage, di-
rectly affecting more than five
million South Florida residents
and thousands of farms and
Modified Phase III water
shortage order, went into Jan.
15, 2008, and includes:
Residents and businesses of
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Mar-
tin, Palm Beach, Broward,.
j Miami-Dade, Monroe, Hen-
dry and Glades counties are
limited to a one-day-per-week
landscape irrigation schedule
with two "watering windows."
Odd street addresses may irri-
gate lawns and landscapes on
Monday between 4 a.m. and
8 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Even street addresses may
S irrigate lawns and landscapes
on Thursday between 4 a.m.
and 8: a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8
p.m. Residents and businesses
with more than five acres
have expanded irrigation hours,
between midnight and 8 a.m.
OR 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on
their designated irrigation day.

Drought Index

Current: 504
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.11 feet
l Last Year: 11.33 feet

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

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Top of the Lake Art Fest: Art in every shade

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Local Diane Richmond Hall was awarded Best of Show at the 2008 Top of the Lake Art Fest Juried Art Booth compe-
tition. Her art and many others can be seen in Flagler Park today, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

-O Keecnobee News/unauna Aguiiar
Brad Phares won first place in the second annual op of the Lake Art Fest which
continues today in Flagler Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fine art, both profes-
sional and amateur can be seen in the park in various gallery tents and booths.

.'.,41 Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden Renee King, of The Arts of Renee King, participated in
The Top of the Lake Art Fest began yesterday in Flagler the Top of the Lake Art Fest with a tent that vibrantly
Park. With booths set up displays many different forms of displayed oil and acrylic paintings as well as murals
art there was something for everyone to see. At the chil- and stained glass. Coming from Melbourne Mrs. King
dren's coloring mural booth Haley and Braxton did their arrived at Flagler Park early Saturday morning to set up
part coloring in a five foot by;three foot coloring page. and hope for a good turn out.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With county government
budgets as well as with personal
budgets, when finances get tight,
priorities have to be addressed.
In light of an anticipated re-
duction in revenues due to the
passage of Amendment I on
Jan. 29, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers held a budget workshop on
Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22. It
is estimated that the county will
lose approximate $927,000 in ad
valorem taxes this year. The gov-
ernor has stated that counties of
critical economic concern, which
includes Okeechobee, will be
reimbursed for lost funds. How-
ever, this will not take place until
July of 2009, three quarters into
the new fiscal year.
Commissioners looked at
several planned projects and set
Major Noel Stephen of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice said the sheriff hired a con-
sultant to evaluate the jail and
recommend when to expand and
the most cost efficient methods.
The results should be valuable in
March, he said. The location of
the jail's auxiliary generator will
have a bearing on jail expansion.
Donnie Oden, capital projects
manager for the county, suggest-
ed consideration be given to the
best use of the property adjacent
to to l, ,.i .%, " -. "',-, *
ly acquired He-ut Si.L'.:d t ri -dl
some of that area could be used
for a combined retention area
for the jail, fire department and
emergency operations center.
Commissioners discussed
window replacement at the Al-
derman Building. Mr. Oden ad-
vised he did not have cost of
the project. He said that all the
windows leaked and that they
have leaked for a long time.
In April the county will learn if
a grant has been approved for a
county wide radio system. It was
suggested that county's portion
of the grant could be paid from
landfill trust funds.
In light of the current financial
situation, commissioners decid-
ed to delay al little longer erec-
tion of an electronic sign at the
agri-civic center. It was suggested
that expansion of restrooms was
more important at this time than
erecting a sign.
Commissioner Marvin
Wherrell questioned spending
$600,000 for a marketing study
on Okee Tantie Campground and
Marina. It was noted that several
consulting firms are scheduled to
make presentations on that topic
at a commission meeting soon
and that it would not cost any-
thing or obligate the county to
listen to their presentations.
Since the 2004 hurricanes, the
road department and parks and
recreation, have been operating
out of leased trailers. The rea-
son they were leased is that the
Federal Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA) would
reimburse for rental but not for
purchase. Staff was directed to
See Spending Page 2

Habitat for Humanity gives back

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Humanity advocate Mark
Ronkko spoke to Okeechobee
Kiwanis Club members at their
Thursday, Feb. 21, luncheon
where he gave a general update
on the organization and gave
his testimony on why he got
involved in hopes that more in-
dividuals in the community will
lend a hand as well.
Habitat for Humanity is a
non-profit organization that
lends a helping hand to families
who apply for and meet cer-
tain requirements to own their
own home. Habitat seeks to
eliminate poverty housing and

homelessness from the world to
make decent shelter for all.
Through volunteer labor and
donations of money and materi-
als, Habitat builds or renovates
simple decent houses with the
help of partner families. Each
person who receives a Habi-
tat home is required to put in
"sweat equity" by helping build
their own home.
Habitat houses are sold to
the families at no profit and
financed with affordable, no-
interest loans with long term
Families are selected based
on their need for decent shelter,
their willingness to partner with
Habitat and their ability to make

mortgage payments. Houses
are constructed by volunteers
and professionals.
The Okeechobee Habitat for
Humanity is currently building
their third and fourth house. The
homes are built from simple de-
signs that were created by draft-
ing students at the high school
and approved by licensed
professionals. They are cur-
rently meeting with the drafting
teacher to get the students more
involved in the actual building
process as well.
The mortgages for the
homes are held by Habitat of
Okeechobee and the monthly
See Habitat Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis members Jim Vensel (left) and Bennett Yeilding (right)
heard from Habitat for Humanity's Mark Ronkko (center-left)
and Wayne Brown (center-right) about the organization and
ways that the community can get involved.

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look at the options of continued
leasing, purchasing or some other
Commissioners discussed
another entrance to the practice
fields across from North Elemen-
tary School. Staff was directed to
research options.
It was noted that the county
needs to find a location for the
proposed senior services building.
The lot east of the county annex
on U. S. 98 was suggested.
Staff was directed to look at

Continued From Page 1
payments are put into the "Fund
for Humanity" which is used to
construct future Habitat homes.
Habitat could not exist without
the volunteers and donations that
the community graciously do-
nates. Mr. Ronkko explained to the
Kiwanis members that the reason
he got involved was that he felt
led to do anything he could do to
speed up the process.
The houses simply just weren't
being" built fast enough. Days
would go by and there would be
no progress, so he decided that he
needed to get involved. His main
goal is to help people. This organi-

EMS assessments as a means to
offset other revenue losses.
Commissioners discussed the
possibility of Royal Concrete Con-
cepts providing an emergency op-
erations building.
Since this was a workshop no
official action could but taken, but
directions were given to staff on
specific issues.
Directions were also given
on the formation of a long range
planning committee to consider
such things as land acquisition.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

zation mirrors that effort.
There are many different ways
to get involved in Habitat from
administrative, organizational and
fundraising skills to actual labor on
the homes. You do not have to be
skilled or a professional to work
on a house and put in "sweat eq-
Professionals are on hand to
assist and teach volunteers what
to do and to inspect work that is
To help out Habitat either 'by
volunteering or donations call
(863) 357-1371. Their office is lo-
cated at 1600B S.W Second Ave.
Post your opinions In the Public Is-
sues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

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Lake Art Fest
Braxton used his favorite color, green, for
most of his artwork on the children's color-
ing mural set up at the Top of the Lake Art
Fest, Saturday, in Flagler Park.

Bea Wayman, of the Florida Everglades
Leather Guild, showed off one of the fin-
ished products of her craft. The Top of the
Lake Art Fest, which began yesterday in Fla-
gler Park, had many participants with a wide
variety of art.

Submitted photo
4th generation celebration!
Lucy Wendt celebrated her 96th birthday on Saturday, Feb.
16 with her family and friends. She was born Feb. 19,1912
in New Hayvn, Conn;.,.af4-moved to Florida in 1940. The,
start fat anew era, 1912 to 2007, Lift Jody Ortiz, Mary Ge -
navese, Steven Ortiz and Lucy Wendt.

McMillian and
Life in concert
McMillan and Life will appear
in concert Saturday, March 1,
at 6:30 p.m. at Brighton Baptist
Church (located 17 miles west
of Okeechobee at 24050 S.R. 70).
The public is invited to a fellow-
ship dinner from 5 until 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by a musical prelude and
the 6:30 p.m. concert. A freewill
offering will be received for the
singing group. For information
call (863) 763-9377.
Dinner and Theatre
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre, in cooperation with Beef
O' Brady's and Golden Corral, are
offering Dinner and the Theatre.
Just show your ticket for the night
you are attending the production
and the restaurant will give you
10 to 15 percent off your dinner
bill. Each ticket can only be used
one time. The O.C.T. production
is Plaza Suite, a comedy in three
acts. It will be presented March 7,
8, 14 and 15. Tickets are on sale
now at the Chamber of Com-
merce for only $10.

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The Wheel of Fortune
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Pingue and Charlie Parvis built the wheel for the event. Contestant names were drawn by
an associate of Ardith/Ardith Consultants. The roles of Pat and Vanna were played by Fred
Easter and Anne Vaughn. Players were Jim and Betty Risden, Kathy and Steve Molner,
Nan and Bill Herring and Jim and Patsy Hendricks.

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are carrying out their public mission.

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Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go
to, click on the community name and
your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participat-
BIBLE: I keep reading comments from this people who say they
are Christians and then they quote the Ten Commandments and the
Old Testament. Christianity is all about the New Testament and when
they asked Jesus about the laws and commandments, he gave them
just two love God and love your neighbor. A Christian by definition
should be a person who is following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
All of Christ's teachings are in the New Testament. So if you are a
Christian, you can stop worrying about which day is the Sabbath and
whether or not someone is working. Just love God and love all of his
CHURCH NEWS: I notice that some local churches have their
news in the paper every week. Why don't you do that for all the
churches? How do I get news from my church in the newspaper. Ed-
itor's note: The church news you see in the paper was sub-
mitted by the churches. We do welcome news from all local
churches. Email news to Photos
may be emailed as jpg attachments. Or bring news and pho-
tos to the newspaper at 107 S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee.
SCHOOL LUNCHES: There is a very large number of kids in our
school system who receive free and reduced price lunch. Teachers in
the school system have to pay $2 for the same amount of food that
the students receive. Ultimately though, you as the parent are in con-
trol of feeding your child. I pack my child's lunchbox everyday. It's
just one of those things that I feel is my parental duty.
FREE LUNCH: Here we go again with the complaints about the
school lunches. If your kid is getting free lunch, I don't see how any-
one should be complaining. The tax payers are paying for it. If your
kid is not on free lunch, if you don't like the school lunch or think
the meals are too small or that it is too expensive, then pack a bag
TOPICS: Well I see we have gotten around the same old topics of
discussion we have every year tipping, wearing hats in restaurants
and turn signals. Every year the Speak Out callers discuss the same
things and they never seem to solve the problems. How about talking
about what is really going on with county government?
FESTIVAL AND FAIR: It is a shame that the festival and the fair
dates clashed. But as the community grows, these things are going
to happen. There are going to be changes. For example, many years
ago, I used to really enjoy the annual Thanksgiving arts and crafts fair.
It was always held in Flagler Park on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday
of Thanksgiving weekend. On the Saturday of the fair, they would
have the holiday parade, and Santa would arrive at the end of the
parade, just as he does in the big Thanksgiving parade in New York
City. But then one year, more than ten years ago, the Chamber de-
cided that instead of having the parade on the day after Thanksgiving,
they wanted to have a lighted parade in December. So they moved
the parade, and the little crafts festival suffered. Without the parade
to draw people downtown, the vendors didn't do as well. So within a
few years, the Thanksgiving weekend arts and crafts festival was out
of business. Now the Chamber has the annual lighted Christmas pa-
rade and a little Christmas festival to go with it, and the Thanksgiving
weekend festival, which was there first and was the main fundraiser
for another organization, is gone. My point is, things change. Just
because it was always done a certain way on a certain date does
not mean it will be that way forever. If the community doesn't sup-
port the festival, then the vendors will stop coming, just as they did
with Thanksgiving arts and crafts festival. Instead of depending on
the Speckled Perch Festival as a big fundraiser, maybe the Chamber
should work on attracting more paying members.
THEFT: I think it is terrible that thieves took two of the playground
games from the Children's Miracle Network area in Flagler Park dur-
ing the festival. How low can you be to steal from a fundraiser for
sick children?
FESTIVAL: From what I have been reading, there is not enough
space in the park for all the festival booths unless they block the side-
walks, which makes the festival inaccessible to the handicapped. And
with the addition of the playground area for the kids, they don't have
room for the whole car show. So if the problem is space, why don't
they close Park Street to traffic during the festival and use that nice
wide street as part of the festival area? That would give them more
room for booths and for the car show. The businesses on Park Street
that are open during the festival surely.would still have plenty of busi-
ness with so many people downtown. They could put up tables and
have a sidewalk sale to get the interest of the visitors.
CAR SHOW: It's a shame that they didn't get to have the benefit
car show. Maybe they could have it during the fair weekend? The park
should be available that weekend. Would enough people come out
just for the car show to make it a success?

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Community Events

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)

Breakfast at Masonic Lodge
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will
sponsor a breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Okeechobee Ma-
sonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Serving time will be from 8 until 11
a.m. Menu will include biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, scrambled
eggs, hash brown casserole, bacon and sausage, fruit, Florida or-
ange juice and hot coffee. $5 per person. For information, contact
Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068 or Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Trust Quartet in concert
The Trust Quartet, four part harmony, will be in concert on Sun-
day, Feb. 24,'at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church,
Hunter Road/Cypress Street. For more information call, (863) 763-
Feb. 25
Okeechobee Orchid Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club meets on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7
p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office. Grower Harry Hoffner
will speak on, "Getting Ready for Spring." He also will answer ques-
tions and help diagnose problem orchids. Members and the public
are encouraged to bring ideas for programs. For more information
please call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Auditions for Childrens Theatre
Auditions for the First United Methodist Children's Theatres pro-
duction of Allen Pote's, "0, Jonah," will take place Sunday, Feb. 25,
at 4:15 p.m. Children who can read through high school are invited
to try out for all parts. The free performance will be held on Sunday,
May 18, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For information, contact Lonnie
Kirsch or Nancy Vaughan at (863) 763-4021.
Feb. 26
Collaborate Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vices Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10
a.m. in the board room ot the School Board office. Guest speakers
will be Stephanie Locke Martha's House, Sandy Akre FDLRS
and Frank Avilla Heart Gallery. Immediately 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)
Feb. 27
Church plans Donut Sale
The Church of God of Prophecy is holding a donut sale. The
Krispy Kreme donuts are being sold through Feb. 27, to raise
money to send their youth to church camp. The church camp,
which is held in Brookesville, is held every year and is a great
opportunity for the youth to explore their faith and become
closer with God.
The sale will end Feb. 28 and all orders need to be placed
Feb. 27. To place an order or learn more about the church
camp call Deborah Bevis at (863) 763-4654 or Collen Thomas
at (863) 763-9232.

The Culinary Institute at IRCC
Come enjoy an exciting dining experience at an annual student
gala dinner featuring four-course dinner and entertainment. 5:30-7
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Richardson Center, Mueller Cam-
pus in Vero Beach $35 per person. Seating is limited. Call (772)
Feb. 28
Free homebuyers course
Riverside Bank, Cumberland Realty Group, LLC, and Elite Title
Company will sponsor a free Homebuyers course on Thursday,
Feb. 28, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott 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.

Community Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 24
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting..
AA. 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. 25
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call (863)
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.

Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome.
For more information please contact Karen Graves at (863) 763-
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-
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of alcoholics. For information call Chris at (863) 467-5714.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
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)

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Livestock Conference set for March

The South Florida Beef-Forage
Program will be offering the Fifth
Annual Small Farms Livestock
Production Conference again this
year in two locations. The first of-
fering will be on Saturday, March
29, at the Polk County Extension
Center in Bartow, and the second
will be held on Saturday, April 5,
at the Dallas Townsend Ag Center
in LaBelle.
The Small Farms Livestock Pro-
duction Conference was designed
for ranchette or small landowners
who are considering the raising,
management and production of
livestock for pleasure or profit.
This course, "So You Want to be a
Farmer", was designed more spe-
cifically for new or agriculturally
inexperienced landowners who
are considering some field of live-
stock production on their small or
limited acreage to help guide them
and provide them information for
making a more informed decision
about what type of livestock pro-
ducer they may want to be.
This course will provide basic
information about all the different
animal species as possibilities for
a small farming operation. We will
explore some economic and busi-
ness basics of agricultural produc-
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and markets as possibilities; give
some basics of animal health,
buying healthy animals and keep-
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age requirements before you ever
get started, including understand-
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their fertility and maintenance
requirements will be, presented.
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need to make for fencing, hous-
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Some of the topics that will be
discussed at this conference will
be: Exploring the Possibilities: An
overview of animal species for
production consideration, 4R's of
Farming: Resources, Risks, Rules
& Rewards, Fencing, equipment,
holding, handling and housing
needs and wants for Livestock
Production, Pastures: Species,
Fertility and Maintenance, and
Cost of the conference will
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include lunch and any program
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listed on attached registration
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6 Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 24, 2008

YMS students win awards at science fair

Congratulations to our Yearling
Middle School Regional Science
Fair entrants! Sixteen Yearling stu-
dents earned either a first, second
or third place ribbon for their ex-
cellent Science Fair Projects.
First place award winners in-
cluded; Christopher Boney Bot-
any, Macy Gamiotea Physics,
Brittany Serrano Environmental
Science, and Savanna Whitlock
- Physics.
Second place award winners
included: Brittany Ball Zoology,
Tyler Finney Mathematics, Mon-
ica Hernandez Medicine/Health,
Vicki Lopez Botany, Sarah Peo-
ples Physics, and Emily Rauler-
son Zoology.

place award
winners in-
cluded: Mi-
chael Carter
- Chemis-
try, Joseph
- Botany,
Cutter Davis Behavioral Science,
Sarah Davis Zoology, Richard
Donegan Mathematics, and Da-
vid Jansen Physics.
Four of the eight students proj-
ects selected to go on to the State
Science Fair, along with the alter-
nate, came from Yearling Middle
School. The four State qualifiers
and alternate included: Christopher

Boney, Macy Gamiotea, Monica
Hernandez, Brittany Serrano, and
alternate Sarah Peoples.

Bonus Bills
The sixth and seventh grade
students had the opportunity to
watch a basketball game during
school on Early Release Day. The
students were able to cash in ten
on their "Bonus Bills" in order to
attend the basketball game. Stu-
dents could also use Bonus Bills to
purchase drinks and chips.
"Bonus Bills" are a part of the
Positive Behavior Program at Year-

ling Middle School. Students are
awarded a "Bonus Bill" for good
behavior shown in the school.
Sixth grade students were able
to use their Bonus Bills to watch
the sixth grade boys basketball
players play against the six grade
girls basketball players. Seventh
grade students watched the sev-
enth grade boys basketball players
take on the girls basketball players.
Both the sixth and seventh grade
girls teams won their contests. The
girls did get a little assistance from
Mr. Sluder, Mrs. Walker, Ms. Mor-
row, Mr. Ochoa, and Mr. Greseth.
The eight grade basketball play-
ers will play against one another at
a later date.

CES students learn about the presidents

First Grade
First Graders students learned
about our Presidents and how
much they contributed to build-
ing our country. They enjoyed
their Valentine's Day Celebration
with their friends.
They use their knowledge of
appropriate grade and develop-
ment level in vocabulary in Read-
ing. They are applying skills they
have been learning in order to
comprehend what they are read-
ing. They are also participating
in the 100 Book Challenge every
The students are learning
about geometric shapes and us-
ing addition and subtraction solv-
ing word problems. They also
write every day on different top-
ics using sight words which help
their creativity.
Science is really awesome!
The students are learning about
the change of organisms how
they grow and mature.
Students of the Week: Tyla
Harper, Annibelle Hetrick, Blanca
Gaona, Cristian Suarez, Jortravi-
ous Marshall, Jesus Gomez, Tyler
Arnold, Keondra Rawls, Julian
Tinajero, Yasmin Jaimes, Chris
Lanning, Michael Watson, Colby
Burke, Jose E. Rodriguez and
Daniela Caballero-Trejo.
Birthdays: Marissa Chavez,
Brenda Mejia, Armando Garcia,
Dylan Hodges, Sara Crisino and
Blaze Clark.

Second Grade
Mrs. Greseth's class has been
having great time learning about
animals in Science. They are learn-
ing all about mammals, birds,
reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
They continue to be amazed at
how big their plants are growing
in their one foot gardens. In Math
they are doing a great job learning
to count money. Now that is a life
skill they will use forever! We are
all looking forward to our field
trip to Dekker Family Farms to

Monday Feb. 25
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Chicken quesadilla
Corn dog, low fat
Chef salad
Broccoli w lemon
Chilled peaches
Tossed salad
Tuesday Feb. 26
Chicken patty biscuit
Cinnamon toast
Chicken patty sandwich
Cottage cheese & fruit
Corn on the cob
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 27
Cinnamon toast
Chicken pot pie

John M. Vines, Jr.
John M. Vines, Jr., age 72 died
Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 in the
Okeechobee Health Care Facil-
ity. Born April 15, 1935 he was a
Veteran of the United States Air
Force and Army.
A memorial service will be
held Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Cha-
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Worley Manning
Lillian Worley Manning passed
away on Feb. 23, 2008. Born 1914
to Sarah and Bob Worley of Loy-
all, Ky. She graduated from Pine
Mountain Settlement School, in
Harlan, Ky and Union College

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Ramirez, Raven Raulerson, and
Megan Underwood, our students
of the week!

Second Grade BASE
Students in 2nd Grade BASE
are having a fun time comparing
their culture to the Chinese cul-
ture and celebrating the Chinese
New Year. We have had a good
time sharing stories about our
countries' traditions and beliefs.
Did you know that some cultures
believe that if your purse touches
the ground on New Year's Day
you will not have any money
that year or that wearing yellow
on New Year's Day will bring
you luck. In Canada, if you find
a button in your piece of birth-
day cake, you have to wash the
dishes! Come and see all of our
traditions on display next month
on our Culture Quilt.
Students keep reading every
night and don't forget to have
someone sign your 100 Book
Challenge Folder.

Fourth Grade
Students at Central are getting
ready for FCAT. The 4th graders
at Central are busy looking at
practice tests, reading non fiction
articles and taking, practice tests
where one has to write a short re-
sponse and answer questions so
they are prepared for FCAT. Stu-
dents in the 4th grade have been
working very hard reviewing
author's purpose and locating the
main idea in different types of ar-
ticles and passages. Students are
also busy reviewing geometry,
decimals, and problem solving
Parents, please remember to

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watch for corrected papers and
take a look at what you child has
been reviewing or learning in
their classroom.
Students will also be given
various FCAT type helps for you
to see as well.
Please remember to check the
agenda book each day and watch
for the weekly newsletter from
each classroom teacher.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, Ma-
rissa Kerce was the Student of
the Month for January, she shows
great respect. In February Fabiana
Santibanez is the Student of the
Month, she displays Fairness. Jose
Perez and Fabiana Santibanez
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Students just finished the book,
Number the Stars where the stu-
dents learned about one families
attempt to resist the Nazi Invasion
and help their fellow community
members. Students studied some
different African Americans for
Black History Month and students
have also become experts with
measuring angles, classifying tri-
angles, and determining if some-
thing tessellates. Students said
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Pritchard,
Fred Bradley
and Madison McAllister in the
month of February and celebrat-
ed President's Day with a special
art project and walking trip to DQ
for the hard work in February!
In Mr. Goff and Mr. Boden-
miller's class the students are still
working very diligently to memo-
rize their multiplication facts. We
have been taking a hot pencils
multiplication test every week
and we want to be able to. score
a 100% every time we take it. In
math we finished studying chapter
17 which deals with geometry. We
learned the difference between
lines, line segments, rays, planes
and points. We began chapter 18
on the different types of triangles.
We have taken a break from do-
ing science to give us more time

Middle School
Monday Feb. 25
Chicken quesadilla
Corn dog, low fat
Santa Fe Chicken salad
Ham & cheese
sandwich grab & go
Broccoli w/ lemon
Chilled peaches
Tossed salad
Tuesday Feb. 26
Honey wheat rolls
Ham and cheese on bun
Cottage cheese & fruit salad.
Turkey on W.W. grab & go
Corn on the cob
Fruit cocktail
Tossed salad
Wednesday Feb. 27
Chicken pot pie
Chicken Caesar salad
Deli turkey on bun
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Vegetables California blend
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Thursday Feb. 28
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in Barbourville, Ky. She taught
school in Harlan, Ky. for over
40 years. A member of Cavary
Baptist Church in Loyall, Ky., she
moved to Okeechobee in 2001
and faithfully attended Oak View
Baptist Church and was a mem-
ber of the Joy Ladies Sunday
School Class.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Egre Manning.
A loving and caring mother
and grandmother, she is survived
by a son, Dr. Renfro C. (Sandra)
Manning of Charlottesville, Va.
and daughter, Egretta Manning
Wells of Okeechobee. She is also
survived by her five grandchil-
dren, Greg (Sharyn) Cornett; Kel-
li (Mark) Boyles; Stephanie (Jeff)
Campbell; Tracy (Will) Luedtke
and Clark Manning. In addition,
she is survived by seven great-
A funeral will be held at Loyall

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to focus on various FCAT related
reading skills. In reading we are
reading a story called The Kids In-
vention Book. It is about different
inventions that kids have made
that help people out. We are also
continuing to work hard so we
can meet our Accelerated Reader
goal and go to Golden Corral at
the end of the quarter.

Fourth Grade BASE
Students of the Week for the
month of January and February:
Ricardo Rodriguez, Dustin
Lowe, Sofia Medrano, Manuel
Ramirez, Jordan Lawlis, Diana
Ordonez, and Gabriela Garcia.
Happy January Birthday to Jor-
dan Lawlis and February Birthday
to Elizabeth Jonhson.
Note to Parents
After reading the weekly story,
"The Kids' Invention Book," stu-
dents created their own inven-
tion. They brainstormed ideas
and came up with an invention
that would make life easier. Come
by and see what great inventions
were created. We had a blast!!
Parents I am asking for your
collaboration in easing the stress
that many students will start to feel
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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Joining a group that takes action and
makes reforms will build confidence
and enthusiasm for the types of things
that you see yourself doing. Emotional
matters can be resolved and love con-
nections made.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
don't have to be demonstrative to get
attention. Better to slide things past
others low-key so that you can get on
with your day and on with your life.
Children and elders will play a role in
a decision you make.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Shoot for the stars in love, financial
matters and work. Love and travel will
go hand-in-hand, so go in search of
adventure. A burden you didn't expect
may tie you down if you don't make
early plans.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Someone may be trying to help and
will inadvertently hurt your feelings.
Take it as a compliment that he or she
cares enough about you to want to
help. Love is in the picture but don't
let it cost you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make to-
day a day of rest, relaxation, pamper-
ing and planning your own comfort
through the changes you make to your
surroundings. Your Leo charm will win
the favors and the heart of someone
you want to spend more time with. A
commitment can be made.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get
out and do things. The people you
love will be happy to tag along andl
watch your progress. A challenge will
help you see your true potential and a
possible new vocation. If you believe
in your abilities, so will everyone else.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't

blow situations out of proportion or
you will have a hard time getting back
on track. Use your Libra charm to get
what you want. It's time to recognize
that you have talent but you must
work hard to be successful.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Make some changes and expand
your interests but do so on the sly. If
someone gets wind of what you are
doing you may face adversity or ruin
a surprise. A strong will and an indus-
trious plan of attack should lead to the
results you are looking for.
*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Make sure you can live up to the
promises you make today. Boasting
may get you immediate gratification
but, long-term, it will result in worry
and fretting over what's expected of
you. Don't take action at the expense
of ruining your reputation.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
If it is apparent that someone is un-
easy with your suggestions, think mat-
ters through a little more. Ask ques-
tions and find out how your intentions
will influence the lives of the people
around you. Act on behalf of everyone
if you want things to run smoothly.,
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Follow through with your ideas and
plans. Money will come to you through
unusual means but may filter through
your fingers if you let others talk you
into spending foolishly. A passionate
day should be easy to keep within
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
'Get serious about your future, your
partnerships and your professional di-
rection. Make adjustments to past re-
lationships by making amends for any
wrongdoings. Clear the air and you'll
be able to move forward.

Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2008. There are 311 days
left in the year.
On this date:
Five years ago: Seeking U.N. approval for war against Iraq, the
United States, Britain and Spain submitted a resolution to the Security
Council declaring that Saddam Hussein had missed "the final opportu-
nity" to disarm peacefully and indicating that he had to face the conse-
quences. A powerful earthquake in China's western region of Xinjiang
killed at least 268 people and injured more than 1,000.
One year ago: A suicide truck bomber struck worshippers leav-
ing a Sunni mosque in Habbaniyah, 50 miles west of Baghdad, killing
at least 52 people. The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolu-
tion expressing "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery. Denver
Broncos running back Damien Nash, 24, collapsed and died after a
charity basketball game he'd hosted in suburban St. Louis.
Thought for Today: "I once wanted to become an atheist but I
gave up ... they have no holidays." Henny Youngman, American co-
median (1906-1998).

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and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday 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 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Bucket List" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
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DACHSHUND Multi colored,
red collar, vic of N. Park St.
Call to identJ f y.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your.
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Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
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medication! (863)228-4694
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on 2/14, vic. SW 3rd Ave.
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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

FT & PT. Will be working in
Okeechobee area.
Call Rena at 772-465-1606.
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.
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943

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.
Must have good
driving record.
Immediate opening.
Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace
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

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.
Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee, FL.


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. The 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 create 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, higrhrhiin ire 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:
Kendra Sena, Migrant Education Even Start Coordinator
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
4901 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27612

Administrate & operate a rural regional economic development
& tourism organization.
Extensive knowledge of economic, social, business, de-
velopment and political factors influencing regional eco-
nomic development
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation-
ships with government & private sector officials
Strong planning and development skills
Strong computer skills in.Microsoft office
Grant and fund raising skills are necessary
Minimum Bachelor degree in related business fields or mini-
mum or 4 years economic development & business experi-
E-mail resume to:
or Fax to: 863-385-4808


Private School One on One
Tractor Trailer Training @ IRCC.
No exp. req'd. Job Placement.
Earn $35,000 $50,000 +
benefits. 866-832-7243

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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

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For. elderly woman. Call
(317)509-2552 if no answer
leave message
Looking for:
Fax Resume 888-433-8191
Call 866-633-5677

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.
Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown, or fax
resume to

For Medical Oncology Office.
Fax resume to (772)460-5503
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health S Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available

- (6) 8750 $6.00 ea.
(1)7768 $12.00, (1)8766
33.00, (1)S015086
$26.00, No phone calls
please. If interested e-mail to
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
mail to okeeadmin@news-
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?

Turn your Gold in Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974

Cotta color, $40 each. No
phone calls. If interested
e-mail to okeeadmin@news-

BLUE HEELER male, neu-
tered, current shots, $300 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
JACK RUSSEL parents on
premises, shots, papers,
short legs, $300
small, purebred, no papers,
2 males $300 ea., 1 female
$400. (863)467-8108


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

professional on 18 acre ranch.
Help me promote horse board-
ing, riding, camping, overnight
parking. (772)201-8230

l11 ^ HL

Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 24, 2008

W/D $750 & 2/21CBS Duplex
City Limits $750. Others
available. Century 21 Horizon
In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313
Very clean! $500/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets.

VILLA 2 br, 2ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251

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

3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, bring pets, 1200/mo &
up. (561)723-2226
3632 NW 28th Ave. $875
mo. + $875 sec. dep. Call
Lex (561)715-1768


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

I Pb ic Noice

3br, 2ba, lease $1000/mo +
$1000 sec dep. take over
last 6 mos. (863)677-1938
BRAND NEW 4/2 $1095.
mo., 1st. & sec. No pets
(561)248-3888 or
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
FORT DRUM :2br, 2ba home,
on 5 beautifully country acres,
private lake & pond, garage,
fenced yard, (305)944-2721
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN 2br/2ba, laundry
rm., w/d, screened in porch,
Lawn serv. No Dogs. Non
Smk. Env. $800 mo. +
sec. (941)504-3954
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Alr. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last & $500 sec. dep.
PLATTS BLUFF 4.4 acres,
w/3/2, barn, fenced, private,
$900/mo, F,L,S, job & refs
req. (863)467-6472
cond. on canal w/lake ac-
cess $1100 mo. + 1st, last
& $800 sec.(561)714-9827

Attorney, CPA, etc. Starting at
$500 mo. Century 21 Hori-
zon 863-634-5352 Lease
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

*1 plus loft 2 ba new cottage
w/24ft dock $975
*3/2/2 CBS, granite, scrn
patio $1695
S3/2/3 CBS w/Dock $1595
Others available. Century 21
Horizon 863-634-5352

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

* Executive Waterfront CBS
4/3/3 Blue Heron $499K
Waterfront 4/3/3 Rim
canal $449K
3/2/3CBS Treasure Island
Cottages at The Lake
$199k waterfront w/docks
CBS 3/2/3 Pool Home on
Okeechobee Golf Course
$225K... Others available.
Century 21 Horizon
863-634-5352 .

FOR SALE 8.37 Acres
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$75k/acre (863)801-3133
w/3/2, barn, fenced, private,
park access / boat ramp
$175,000 (863)467-6472

2 acres R-Bar Estates
2 acres rim canal Water-
way $195k
Lorodo Shores waterfront,
wide rim canal $125k
owner financing
Lorodo Shores $149k,
$152K, wide rim canal,
homes only
SF or Duplex lots, in city,
$38K-$55K behind post
Orange Blossom double
lot, homes only $45K
Others available. Century 21
Horizon 863-634-5352

purchase Trailer park or RV
park. 8 units & up in size.
Call (954)946-6494 Iv. msg.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even taster
when you sell R In the

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

ANCIENT OAKS 55+, 1 or 2
people, $800/mo, complete-
ly turn, inclds cable, elec,
water. (772)597-5841
BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $975/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
1BA, Furnished, Avail. 4/1st.
$650 mo. + sec., 1st & last
mo. rent. (906)231-1204
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
*1/Furn Park Model $600
*2/1 waterfront, fenced $695
*3/2 waterfront, seawall $795
Others available. Century 21
Horizon 863-634-5352
3br, 2ba, 1 car garage.
Lake access on canal.
$800/mo. (561)441-2668

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

ANCIENT OAKS 55+, Gated,
1br, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util.
& Cable TV included.
$550/mo. 954-610-5345
Mobile Home Angels
bile Home on .45 Acre Lot.
Convenient location.
$158,000 (407)361-2248
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
Delivered & Set
Manufactured Homes (Own)
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
D/W, 3br, 2ba, Open concept
Kit. & bar area. Sea wall,
& Tool shed. $139,000.
& Adjoining Lot $98,000.
Call (863)763-0557


DATE: 2/22/2008

NAME: TanyaT. Baker
ADDRESS: Rt6, Box765B
CITY/STATE: Okeechobee, FL 34974

Transouth Mortgage Corp,
1443 20 St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960-0615

Names and Addresses of any other persons, including any other lienholders or per-
sons leaving Motor Vehicle for repair and not the owner claiming interest in vehi-

* 2/1 waterfront comm
+55 furn, shed, carport
Ancient Oaks $59k
* 2/1 waterfront BHR $85k
* 2/1 waterfront Taylor
Creek $74k
* 3/2 waterfront Treasure
Island $99k
* 3/2 shed, carport, sea-
wall, Taylor Creek Isles
* 2/2 Point Lot, Best views
in Okeechobee, new
130ft seawall $224K
Others available. Century 21
Horizon 863-634-5352


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

Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River
$3500 239-823-2587 or
SAIL BOAT 37' Irwin,
$7500 239-823-2587 or

Year '97 Make Ford
Vin 1FALP62WOVH164604
420 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34974

Each of you is hereby notified that the above named lienor claims a lien pursuant to
Section 713.585, Florida Statutes, on the above described motor vehicle for repair
and storage charges accrued in the amount of $3,000.00. These storage charges
will continue to accrue at the rate of $ per day.
The lien claimed by the above named lenor is subject to enforcement pursuant to
Section 713.585, Florida Statutes, and unless said motor vehicle is redeemed
from the said lienor by payment as allowed by law, the above described motor
vehicle may be sold to satisfy the lien. If the motor vehicle is not redeemed and
remains unclaimed or charges for repair eand storage remain unpaid, the vehicle
may be sold after 60 days free of all prior liens whatsoever, unless otherwise pro-
vided by Court order. The above designated lienor proposes to sell the motor ve-
hicle as follows.
Public Auction to be held at 420 S. Parrott Ave. commencing at 10:OOAM on the
12th day of March, 2008,
Notice that the owner of the motor vehicle or any person claiming interest in or lien
thereon has a right to a hearing at any ime prior to the scheduled date of sale by
filing a demand for a hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the County in
which the motor vehicle is held by the lienor and by mailing copies of the demand
for hearing to all other owners anlienors as reflected in the notice.
Notice that the owner of the motor vehicle has a right to recover possession of the
motor vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings by posting a bond in accor-
dance with the provisions of Florida Statute 559.917.
Notice that any proceeds from the sale of the motor vehicle remaining after payment
of the amount claimed to be due and owing to the lienor will be deposited with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court for disposition upon Court order pursuant to Subsection
(6) of Florida Statute 713.585.
NOTE: The 60 day time frame that the motor vehicle must be held does not include
the day the work was completed or the day of sale. the newspaper ad must be
placed 15 days prior to the scheduled date of sale, but the 15 days do not include
the date notice was placed in the newspaper or the date of sale.
Bruce Jeffers
262407 ON 2/24/08


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Automobiles 4005 j
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Four Wheel Drive 4035 j
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts- Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050 b
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065 .,
Vans 4070 -' t ',.

CHEVY CAMARO, '90- 2 dr., 6
cyl., needs engine, body in
good shape, $400 or best

tractor, Headache Rack for
semi trlr., $500 will sell sep:
How fast can your car
go? it can go even faster
when you seln it In the

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read.

ing with your child from
birth to age nine.

Citrus leafminer attacks new growth

By Doug Caldwell
Commercial Landscape
Anyone with citrus is familiar
with these symptoms: the younger
leaves become curled and distort-
ed? Are there thin, silvery trails in
the leaf tissue? Sometimes aphids
will cause curling and cupping of
foliage. But more often than not,
it is damage caused by the citrus
leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella),
the larva of a really small moth (4
mm wingspan!). As with many of
our pests, CLM is originally from
southeast Asia. It was found in
the Homestead area in 1993. The
key diagnostic to look for are the
silvery "trails" just under the leaf
surface. These turn gray with age
and the crumbled leaves look
pretty unsightly. CLM is most com-
monly found attacking leaves of
grapefruit and pummelo, orange-
jasmine (Murraya paniculata),
various Citrus spp., kumquat and
calamondin. Here it is February 8,
and I've already seen the new set
of leaves attacked on, the grape-
fruit trees!
This leafminer seems to be
present year round, especially
when there is a flush of new
growth. Depending on weather
and temperate conditions, the de-
velopment time from egg to adult
(a "generation") is about 13 to
52 days. Adults live for only a few
days. In Florida, a new generation
is produced about every three
weeks. Females produce 20 to 100
eggs during their brief lifetime.
People from northern areas
may be familiar with other land-
scape leafminer pests such as
birch and holly leafminers. The
lifestyle of a leafminer larva may
be somewhat claustrophobic, but
they live the easy life. They don't
have to go far to search for their
next meal. In fact they live and
sleep inside their food, like living
in the midst of a buffet table! They
are protected from wind and rain
inside the leaf and hidden from
many predators and parasites (to
a certain degree) that may not
readily see them.
People usually want to control
the citrus leafminer to minimize
the aesthetic damage caused
by the distortion and graying of
the infested foliage. Even I hate
to look at those ugly, damaged
leaves amongst the dark green,
shiny foliage! But consider the
age of the plant. Older citrus trees

Citrus leafminer distorts leaves.

(more than 4 years old) generally
tolerate leaf damage without any
ill affect on tree growth or fruit
yield. CLM is more likely to cause
damage in nurseries and young
plants in the landscape because
the new growth is stunted. Trees
are unlikely to die even though
they may be under constant at-
tack. Another insidious aspect of
this damage is that the wounds
made by the entry and exit of the
CLM may be "portals of entry" for
the citrus canker bacterium.
What To Do: Be alert to new
growth on young trees that are
less than 4 years old. Treatment
timing is tricky as it has to be
early, before the tender leaves are
half grown. Citrus trees' branches
don't seem to break into new
growth at the same time. Sporadic
and not simultaneous bud expan-
sion seems to be the citrus way of
growth. This makes effective con-
trol up to the homeowner rather
than a landscape maintenance
company. The homeowner can
check the trees on a weekly ba-
sis and spray the newly expand-
ing foliage as it appears on each

There are reports from Califor-
nia of a pheromone trap which
can trick unsuspecting males into
a sticky trap thinking that there is
a female moth waiting there. If
you are familiar with gypsy moth
traps, you know what I mean! A
pheromone trap approach will
greatly aid monitoring moth flight
periods and maybe reduce dam-
age. The pheromone is available
from ISCA Tech in Riverside, Cali-
fornia and other companies may
have it by now as well, such as
Suterra. ISCA Techs list of lures is
lures.htm. A parasitic wasp, Age-
niaspis citricola, from Australia
was released in 1994-1995 by the
USDA and appears to be doing a
pretty good job.
Foliar sprays of 2% horticul-
tural mineral oil or a product
labeled for fruit trees that con-
tains spinosad is in a ferti-lome
product called 'Borer, Bagworm,
Leafminer & Tent Caterpillar Spray
'(0.5% spinosad). Be sure that any
product you spray is labeled for
fruit trees. Also avoid spraying the

Submitted photo/Doug Caldwell

flowers as the oil may make them
drop prematurely and other pes-
ticides may kill bees. The oil will
also help suppress the asian citrus
psyllid which vectors the citrus
greening disease. These psyllids
also swarm the new growth like
ticks on a dog. The mineral oil
spray is a good approach for the
all to common green scale (Coc-
cus viridis) and the sooty mold
that it produces. For more infor-
mation on these pests, google UF
Featured Creatures and search for
the specific insects.
Doug Caldwell, Ph.D., is the
Commercial Landscape Horti-
culture Extension Educator with
the University of Florida Collier
County Extension. The Extension
Service is an off-campus branch
of the University of Florida, Insti-
tute of the Food and Agricultural
Sciences and a department of the
Public Services Division of Collier
County government. E-Mail doug-; call (239) 353-4244
ext. 203. Extension programs are
open to all persons without regard
to race, color, creed, sex handicap
or national origin.

New herbicide

joins the fight

against Hydrilla

Cypress Lake
treatment marks
first Big-Lake study

ORLANDO -- With high
hopes for success, the South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) added a new
resource to its control efforts
for the invasive-exotic scourge,
hydrilla. The tool is Galleon.
A herbicide that experts hope
will be come the new tool for
whole-lake treatments.
Working in cooperation
with the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, SFWMD
field crews will apply Galleon
to 4,000-acre Cypress Lake in
Osceola County.
"This has been a cautious,
methodical, business-like ap-
proach to find additional hy-
drilla management tools and
strategies," said Jeff Schardt,
administrator of the Bureau of
Invasive Plant Management.
"Starting with research, to
small test lakes, to increasingly
larger lakes and larger hydrilla
populations, Lake Cypress is
the next step in this continuing
evaluation process."
Galleon has been used a
number of times in smaller
lakes with great success, ac-.
cording to SFWMD aquatic
plant expert Mike Bodle. It kills
the whole plant and does it
slowly, limiting any risks to fish.
Bodle explained that Galleon
also kills the invasive water

hyacinth, saving both time and
The first treatment of Galle-
on in Cypress Lake is scheduled
for February 26, or the day after
if bad weather forces a delay.
The herbicide will be dispersed
in a liquid form from airboats,
so anglers and other boaters
will not be disrupted. Galleon
does not require any fishing or
fish-eating restrictions.
"Galleon could become a
great new tool in our aquatic
plant management toolbox in
the effort to control hydrilla,"
said Tina Bond, PhD, with*
Osceola County, who is work-
ing under a U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency grant to in-
vestigate new ways to control
hydrilla in the Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes. "And, of course, we'll
do comprehensive post-appli-
cation research, so we'll know
exactly'how well it controls the
exotic invasive plant.'.
For more than a decade be-
ginning in the late 1980s, the
herbicide Sonar was the prima-
ry tool for controlling hydrilla,
which if left unchecked would
destroy fish and wildlife habitat,
compromise flood protection
and limit access to the lakes by
clogging boat motors. Over the
years, hydrilla became resistant
to Sonar. Research and small-
lake treatments, however, ap-
pear to show that Galleon may
be as affective as Sonar once
was, providing aquatic plant
specialists with an important
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UF hosts Honey Bee educational event

Way to hustle
Jesse Stebbons watches Tristin Mavroides guard Tekelsha
Andrews while Makayla Davis hustles down the court.

the UF Honey Bee Research and
Extension Lab have organized
a first-of-its-kind event featuring
the First Annual Bee College and
Honey Show and the start of the
University of Florida Master Bee-
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at the Mid-Florida Research and
Education Center in Apopka on
March 13-15.
The Master Beekeeper Pro-
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beekeeper education and re-
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written and practical examina-
tions and fulfill public service
credits. The program consists of
four levels of advancement from
apprentice beekeeper to master
craftsman beekeeper. Examina-
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tice level will be held on March
The Bee College is a two-day
event featuring two educational
tracks, one for beginners and
another for experienced bee-
keepers. Both tracks consist of
workshops and lectures present-
ed by nationally-recognized ex-
perts and sought-after speakers
such as Dr. Jim Tew and Dennis

vanEnglesdorp. This program
promises to be useful to bee-
keepers, pest control operators,
master gardeners, county agents,
and anyone interested in honey
bees. The beginner's track has
been designed to teach people
with limited/no bee knowledge
how to keep bees; beginner
classes include bee biology, rules
for keeping bees in Florida, and
clipping/marking queens. Expe-

rienrced trlacl: classes include the
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diseases in one's own colonies
(using microscopes).
All Bee College students are
encouraged to participate in the
1st Annual Bee College Honey
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a decorated, world-class Welsh.
honey judge. There will be 13

show classes that include se%-
eral types of honey, mead, can-
dles, bee-related art, photogra-
phy, and beekeeping gadgets.
Awards will be given to winners
in each class.
For more information about
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Lady Brahmans trounce Greyhounds

Okeechobee News/
Charles Murphy
It was a great game for Mary
Huff. Her team won three
games. She tossed a one hit
shutout and also signed a
college scholarship.

Lauren Throop gets ready to
rip a double that ended Fri-
day's game.

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Whatever the boys can do, the
girls can do just as well.
As the boys team was winning
by mercy rule over Glades Central
Friday the girls were cooking up
a blowout of their own as they
mercy ruled Lincoln Park Acad-
emy, 10-0.
It was a great offensive night
for the suddenly red hot Lady
Brahmans (4-1). They won their
third game this week with ten
runs, five in the first, and eight
They also got to celebrate
with two seniors, Mary Huff and
Lauren Throop who announced
Thursday they would attend St.
Petersburg Junior College on soft-
ball scholarships.
"We hit the ball really well.
The girls played extraordinary.
They are getting better and better
with each passing game," Coach
Kim Hargraves stated.
"This is what we want to do,
improve every game. If they con-
linue to do what they are doing
we'll be one 'of the top teams at
the end," she noted.
Hargra\ es noted LPA is always
a tough opponent and usually are
a tough team to defeat. She noted
her team just played flawlessly
with double plays, clutch hitting,
and awesome pitching.
Lauren came through with a
big two run double in the sixth to
end the game. She also has been-

praised for how she has handled
the pitchers behind the plate.
"Last night was a great night
for those two. They had a huge
crowd come out to support them.
They showed them girls that they
are appreciated," she noted.
A party was thrown for the
two at the high school cafeteria.
The families also went all out
with a menu of steaks and ribs for
everyone. The two girls took in
that moment, and then went out
Friday and played one of the best
games of their careers.
Huff pitched a one hit shutout,
her fourth trip to the mound in
the past week.
Hargraves said Lauren is a great
athlete and is a leader behind the
plate. "In the area there is none
better. She is a great catcher. At
the plate she has a great bat. She
can put the bat on the ball."
Ten Brahman girls have now
signed college scholarships in
the past seven years. Coach Har-
graves noted she takes a lot of
pride in those numbers.
"That is why I coach. I want
to give the girls the same oppor-
tunities that I had. Hopefully one
day they'll come back and feed
our program. I want all of them
to go on and play and eventually
return and coach some day," she
Huff said it was an awesome
night. She noted the decision to
sign kind of took a lot of pressure
off her shoulders. "I'm so glad to
beat them and shut them out on

one hit during my senior year, it
is awesome. I think I was on fire
tonight. I signed and I don't have
any more stress on that. I can just
go out and play ball," she said.
Huff said she visited the cam-
pus recently and liked the area.
She also got a good offer from the
school. She noted she is happy to
have Lauren go with her.
"She was skeptical at first,
but I'm so glad she finally made
a decision. I don't think I could
go by myself, I can't even wash
clothes," she added.
Throop noted she had been in
a slump at the plate this year but
was glad she came back and did
well against LPA.

"I think we are on a roll. Our
freshman has gotten rid of their
jitters. We are ready to play ball.
Jensen is going to be in for it
when we play districts."
Throop said she too was im-
pressed with the St. Petersburg
campus. She wants to major in
physical therapy and thought this
school has a good program, in
that course of study.,
"I think it'll be awesome, a lot
of fun," she noted.
Throop said the two got lost
trying to find the campus but they
have a way to avoid problems
with directions once classes be-
gin this summer. They will buy a
GPS system.

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