Okeechobee news
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/01296
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Creation Date: May 15, 2008
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:01296
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text


Thursday, May 15, 2008

*********ALL FOR ADC 320
PO BOX 117007

Mural dedication
planned for May 19
Monday, May 19, Main Street
will host a dedication for their
third mural. The mural is locat-
ed on Hwy 441 next to Syble's
Flowers. Come meet the artist
Matt Budjinski and the relatives
of the people depicted in the
mural. The mural represents
the history of the telephone
industry here in Okeechobee.
The dedication is at 5:15 at the
mural with a reception follow-
ing in the chapel behind Syble's
Flowers until 7 p.m.

Career Center helps
in job search
The One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W Park St., has ser-
vices available at no charge to
help people in their search for
the right employee or job. For
more, visit their web site at
www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)

Halfway house,
seeks volunteers
Eckerd Infensive Halfway
House a Moderate Risk Com-
mitment Program for 13-18
,year old male youth is seeking
volunteers who can "make a
difference in the life of a youth".
We are seeking volunteers to
read, be a guest speaker, play
music, tutor, educate youth on
.a trade, assist with a project, in-
struct youth on building a proj-
ect, or just hang out with youth.
Volunteer hours and times can
vary. Please contact Tom Jones
or Joshua Stoddard at (863)
357 0047.

TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following
weekend. New boaters and
(especially) non-boaters are
welcome. For information call
Dave Stout at 863-467-2255

Drought Index

Current: 484
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.98 feet
Last Year: 9.35 feet

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

Classifieds.............................. 7,8
C om ics ...................................... 6
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword.............................. 6
Obituaries............................... 5
Opinion................................... 4
Speak Out................................. 4
Sports................................. ....... 9
TV ........................................... 4
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


I I 610 00024I1 1i
8 16 5 10 0 0 024 5

Code board cites businesses

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Tuesday,
May 13, the City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board heard
cases involving general cleanup
of property and building permit
and business license violations.
The case against NASSA Man-
agement Group was tabled last
month because code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling stated
that the management group had
promised to clean up their prop-
erty in the 200 block of N.W. 12th
Street. Mr. Sterling even went so

far as to talk to a lawn care com-
pany about cleaning up the prop-
erty for NASSA Management.
Mr. Sterling stated that the
property was still not in compli-
ance because overgrowth and
brush had not been removed.
The board voted to fine the own-
ers $25 a day for every day of
noncompliance starting three
days from the date of the board
Lorenzo Guzman Rivera, the
owner of a N.W Seventh Street
house, had enclosed a carport
on the house without obtaining

a building permit, according to
Mr. Sterling. The board voted to
fine Mr. Rivera $25 a day for ev-
ery day of noncompliance until
he obtains a building permit --
beginning 14 days from the date
of the board meeting.
Big Lake Media, located on
S.E. Fifth Street, had let their
business licence lapse. They
later renewed the license after it
had been lapsed for some time.
The board voted to declare the
business not in compliance for
the time before the license was
renewed. That means that if Big

SES: Overrun with 'Bugs'

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
South Elementary School second graders under the direction of music teacher Shelby
Schutt performed BUGZ by John Jacobson and John Higgins about a picnic where all
the bugs want to join in on the party. Students learned about manners, etiquette and
simply being nice to others..

SES second grader Kate Phillips led the South Elementary student Cheyenne
ant march in the song "March of the Army Rhoden played the part of the "stink bug"
Ants" during their performance of the mu- that got ridiculed in the musical BUGZ
sical BUGZ on Tuesday, May 13. performed by second graders.

Lake Media faces a future code
violation, they will be considered
a repeat offender.
Fiesta Market on N.E. Park
Street opened a restaurant. Be-
cause of building code violations,
the business was not able to ob-
tain a business license for the
restaurant. The market was cited
for lack of a business license.
City attorney John Cook ad-
vised that they could not get a
license until they were in compli-
ance with the building code. He
advised they be cited for viola-
tions of the building code instead

of for not having a license.
The charges against Fiesta
Market were withdrawn and Mr.
Sterling was instructed to cite
the business for violation of the
building code.
Sun Realty was also cited for
not having a business license.
The board found the realty com-
pany in violation of license regu-
lations but imposed no fine.
In other action, Jamie Gami-
otea was elected chairman of
the board and Frank Irby was
elected vice chair. They will both
serve two year terms.

Coquina sets

plans to move

1 Mile Grade

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Coquina Water Control
District Board of Supervisors
discussed road and canal im-
provements at their monthly
meeting Wednesday, May 14.
They discussed putting in
four culverts on Two Mile Grade
to ease flooding.
Chairman Melvin Byars not-
ed that it looked like this year's
planned road maintenance
projects would end up cost-
ing more than they expected.

However, he predicted that
the board would be able to ac-
complish all their goals for this
He noted that this year's
plans contained bigger jobs
such as One Mile Grade. The
One Mile Grade project was a
top priority for this year, and in-
cluded moving the first mile of
the road west of Peavine Trail
25 feet to the north.
A survey disclosed the road
was not where it was supposed
See Move - Page 2

City planners

to consider

change for VNA

Change will pave
way for new
assistance facility
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals board will
consider two items of business
when they meet Thursday eve-

If you go.
What: City Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals
Where: Okeechobee City Hall, 55
S.E. Third Ave.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15
ning at 6 p.m.
First, the board will hold a
public hearing on the Visiting
See Change - Page 2

Nichol addresses Chamber

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Steve Nichol, candidate for
State House District 78, spoke on
health care, ed-
ucation, prop-
erty tax reform
and other issues
at the monthly
- Okeecho-
bee County
Chamber of
C Commerce
Steve Nichol luncheon held
May 14, at the Golden Corral
Mr. Nichol is from Columbus,
Ohio. His parents were pharma-
cists, and his brother became a

pharmacist and moved to Flor-
ida. He visited Florida while at-
tending college on a journalism
degree at Ohio University and
fell in love with the state and its
climate. He went to work for the
Palm Beach Times and lasted 20
years in the news business. He
worked for many years for the
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as
a political columnist and news
The skills he gained in news-
papers is very applicable to what
one faces in the state legislature,
he said.
"You have to be an expert on
everything, almost on a daily ba-
sis," he noted.
He also has held positions for

the Palm Beach County School
District and for the Palm Beach
County Clerk of Courts office.
Richard Macheck has repre-
sented the district for the past
eight years. He is prohibited by
term limits from seeking another
term. The district takes in parts of
Palm Beach County, the Glades,
up to Okeechobee, parts of Mar-
tin County and Fort Pierce.
It's a huge district with every
demographic and every issue,
Mr. Nichol said.
Mr. Nichol said his campaign
is designed to address issues that
will help all residents.
"You have to find key issues
See Nichol - Page 2

Okeecnooee News/;naries Mviurpny
The Chamber of Commerce donated $500 to the annual grad
night party. Pictured from left are Chamber executive direc-
tor Candace Burke, Matthew Buxton, and Chamber presi-
dent Paul Buxton.

525 NW Ave L Belle Glade 4 t&eSe

561-992-4000 _ .

WWW �jlldsmbmA�

Leo Liwla

Vol. 99 No. 136




... 2d - q .

, , ,' -.70.' "'"-" .: -'
, ,* . , ,,,' - , &. ,,. ... ,....x - ,-

2 Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008

Glades County considers TDC

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners estab-
lished a tourist development
council in an effort to improve
their economy and their tourism
industry at their regular meeting
on Tuesday, May 13.
The TDC will attempt to collect
a new bed tax on motel rooms.
The board will be comprised of
one elected official of the county,
one member from Moore Haven
City CoiulIl, and six members
from the tourist industry or those
who are interested in the tourist
A :, r !.I.: i will be held
later this year to see if voters sup-
port a bed tax on motel and hotel
C'ou.\ M.\.Vin. Wendell Tay-
lor said the piiop'- d tax would
raise about ''.4 r.c ' per -vat that
would be used to promote the
Glades tC'untl\ ul:cii i industry.
School Superintendent Wayne

Continued From Page 1
to be. That was probably caused
by people over the years veering
to the north to avoid a marshy
spot. Mr. Byars predicted that
next year they would be able to
do more.
Mr. Byars said they were work-
ing on another proposal to of-
fer Triple Diamond Ranch to get
shell rock for road repair. The
ranch lies to the west of Coquina.
Several month ago the board of-
fered a proposal to the ranch to
allow Coquina to dig shellrock on
ranch land, but that proposal was
turned down.
Last year, Coquina was able

Aldrich proposed a cost-cutting
plan to the county that the school
system recently approved. The
proposal calls for a resolution to
create a .75 millage unit for four
years along with an equal reduc-
tion in capital improvement taxes
for that same period.
School Board Chairman Mike
Pressley explained that state sales
tax revenues have a great impact
on the amount of money the
schools can spend each year. He
noted this was basically a budget
transfer with money set aside in
the past for capital improvements
being used for operating expens-
The public will get to vote on a
referendum later this year.
"This won't cost the taxpayers
any money," Mr. Aldrich noted,
"It's a tight budget year."
In business actions, the com-
mission approved a small scale
amendment to their comprehen-
sive plan for 9.77 acres located on
U.S. 27 west of the Moore Haven
city limits. The land designation

to do extensive work on one ca-
nal. Mr. Byars said that this year
they did not have the necessary
permits in place in time to do any
canal work.
However, he went on to say
that when it gets dry enough this
winter they will start work on
another canal. All the necessary
surveying has been done and per-
mits are in place.
Coquina's eventual plans call
for all the north-south canals to
be narrowed, allowing more ac-
cess on ether side and deepening
the canals. Some of them may
even have to be moved.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.

Continued From Page 1
that are important to you and fo-
cus on them. Education, health
care and economic development
are my issues," he told Chamber
Mr. Nichol said he thinks teach-
ers should be paid better. He said
the cost of living in many school
districts is far too expensive for
teachers to afford. On the FCAT,
he feels the test has a lot of im-
provement to make even though
the legislature has tweaked the
test this year and appears to have
made improvements.
"It's incredible pressure put on
very young people," he added.
Mr. Nichol also said he thinks
more resources need to be spent
to protect children while they are
at school.
He also spoke on the need
to amend bright futures scholar-
ships to help all children, no mat-
ter what the family's income.
On health care, Mr. Nichol said
the population in Florida grows

will change from agricultural resi-
dential to transitional.
The commission appointed
Paul Beck, Harry Ogletree, Rhoda
Planty, Bill Redmon, Nita Shirley,
Janet Cavin, Patti Pearce, Patty
Register and David Ferguson to
the Tourist Development Council.
Sherri Fleming, the Teacher
of the Year for Glades County
schools, was honored along with
graduating honor students at
Moore Haven High School.
Ms. Fleming teaches first and
second grade at West Glades El-
ementary School.
The commission also honored
the Moore Haven senior class
Valedictorian Jessica Concha and
Salutatorian Cole Garvey.
The commission also heard an
update from the State Department
of Transportation which is con-
ducting a project development
and environmental study for State
Road 29 between Palmdale and
LaBelle. Options are to widen the
road to four lanes or to create an
entirely new two-lane road. Any

Continued From Page 1
Nurses Association's request to
change the zoning from residen-
tial multi-family to commercial
professional office for their S.E.
Second Street property.
This zoning change would
allow for construction of an as-
sisted living facility. The associa-
tion would like to build a 35 unit,
three-story, 24,000-square-foot
The proposed assisted living
center would include a large din-
ing room, an ice cream parlor,
a library, TV/movie room and a
great amount of commons area.

while the number of doctors does
not. He added that things must be
done to encourage doctors to stay
in Florida and to also accept Med-
icaid patients.
He said economic develop-
ment and increases in sales tax
revenues will provide the fund-
ing needed to pay teachers more,
protect kids and fix the health
care system.
Mr. Nichol is one of three can-
didates who are running on the
Democratic ticket for this posi-
tion. There currently are' no Re-
publicans seeking the office.
Chamber president Paul Bux-
ton reminded members that
collections are ongoing for the
annual graduation night party at
Stardust Lanes. Close to 400 stu-
dents -- one of the largest gradu-
ation classes in the history of
Okeechobee High School -- will
graduate this year.
Mr. Buxton urged business
leaders to donate money or items
for the party. The annual goal is
$25,000. They give away schol-
arships, televisions and comput-
ers - among other items -- in a

construction is likely to be many
years away.
Mr. Taylor also submitted a
draft ordinance for mandatory
solid waste pick up. He noted a
workshop could be held in July
to iron out the final ordinance. He
noted the City of Moore Haven re-
cently approved a resolution that
supports mandatory pick up in
the city limits.
The commission will hold a re-
treat on May 21-22 at Lakeport Es-
tates Clubhouse starting at 9 a.m.
They will discuss future finances
and future development projects
like the Muse Village which could
be made up of several thousand
new homes.
Fire Chief Bob Jones noted the
lake fire grew to 10,000 acres on
Monday. The main problem from
the fire has been smoke into resi-
dential areas in Moore Haven and
areas south.
Chief Jones said another ban
on outdoor burning could be
considered soon if the drought
index continues to grow.

The property would have about
30 parking spaces and be profes-
sionally landscaped.
Staff has recommended that
the board recommend approval
to the Okeechobee City Council.
Under the heading of new
business, the board will discuss
amendments to the city's land de-
velopment regulations.
The board meeting will be
held in the city council chambers
on the second floor of City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.

controlled alcohol-free environ-
ment. Donations can be sent to
the Chamber of Commerce. The
phone number is 863-763-6464.
Chamber executive director
Candace Burke announced that
Pritchard and Associates will
host their monthly coffee klatch
on May 28. She also urged mem-
bers to attend a special benefit for
Gene O'Neill on Friday, June 13.
Tickets are $20 for singles and
$30 for couples and are available
at the Chamber office.
The Chamber has copies of
the summer camp activity guide
that explains to parents the vari-
ous activities available this sum-
mer in Okeechobee.
American Legion official Dan
Fennell spoke on the Memorial
Day observance. He said they will
add a few names to their military.
memorial. A local veteran died
in Iraq in March, and he and his
family will be honored at the
hour-long observance.
Toni Doyle was introduced
as the new executive director of
the Okeechobee Main Street pro-

Today's Weather

-10? -Os Os 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s M W

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph
in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper 60s. The
wind will be from the southeast around 10 mph, becoming south
around 5 mph after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind
will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest around
15 mph in the afternoon.


MIAMI (AP) - Here are the numbers selected Tuesday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 7-5-6; Play 4: 9-2-9-7; Mega Money: 21-
28-36-41, Mega Ball, 14; Fantasy 5: 8-13-22-24-36.

Okeechobee News
Published by Independent Newspapers, Inc.

To Reach Us
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Wbsllf: www.newszap.com
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, stories ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-
3134 to reach our newsroom. Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.
E-a.ll: okeenews@newszap.com
SpeakOIl: (863) 467-2033
TO Place A Display Ad
Phne: 863-763-3134
E-Malh okeeadsales@newszap.com
To Place A Classified All
Call 871-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home.
Fax 877-354-2424
E-Mail: classads@newszap.com
Billing Deparmuent
E-Ma: blllteam@newszap.com

Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at

To Start or Steop A Paper
Phone: [18U 282-8586
E-il: readerservices@newszap.com
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and is on sale
al rack and sore locations throughout
Okeechobee County. Call the office to
find oul if your home is within our
present home-distnbulion boundaries
Call 800-282-8586 lo report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Additional copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents daily through
Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday al the
office. Home dei;very suOscnphons are
available at $29 4 3 for tr*r-e moritr.s.
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published Daily by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover, DE 19903

'I d%


Treasure Coast Dermatol
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer

Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.

. '- ,- Tim loannides, M.D.

Mols Surgery * Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails

Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.
SFellows of the Board-Certified by the - ..
American Society for American Board of , \.,
Mohs Surgery Dermatology ' - '
See a Board Certified Dermatologist - Everytime
Mcdcw * una ,adETI 0YF'~U�l�G~pe


115 NE 3rd St..

Suite A


- .%N^.5* G ) ^^-Oa rk---- -
5^ ^-/.^^ ^ .

h-~ ~

'; Restoring Hope...Improving Lives c
S'\:, Leading the way in innovative treatment and technologies in our fight against cancer... / .

IW-1] Ramesh Kumar, MD/

William Crook, MD

Julie Santelli, MD

Board Certified Radiation Oncologists

* CyberKnifeT Robotic Radiation Surgery
* IMRT * IGRT * HDR-Brachytherapy

* LDR-Brachytherapy * Mammosite for Breast Cancer
* Seed Implants for Prostate Cancer

* Most Insurance Plans Accepted * Courtesy Transportation Available
A Comprehensive Radiation Oncology Practice Offering:

Okeechobee News/
Chauna Aguilar

Cute as a bug
South Elementary School
second grader Ariel Nich-
ols played the part of the
"lady bug" in the musical
BUGZ performed by sec-
ond graders.

Big Lake Cancer Center
1115 N. Parrott Ave * Okeechobee, FL 34972

(863) 467-9500

Coastal Cyber Knife &
Radiation Oncology
5550 S US Hwy 1 * Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
(772) 293-0377

; ' factionN[] S!4RG9]=i k

Ok h b e NewsThursday 8

Traffic stop results

in drug charges

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Fel6riy drug charges were
filed ,against an Okeechobee

Harry J.
Murphy, 23,

ed Monday, Harry J.
May 12, and Murphy
charged with
the felonies of possession of
marijuana over 20 grams, pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell and possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of driv-
ing while license suspended
with knowledge.
Murphy was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $16,000.
An arrest affidavit by Deputy
Justin Akins of the Okeechobee

County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that Murphy was stopped
due to his erratic driving.
After speaking with Murphy
for a while, the deputy report-
edly found three Soma pills in
the man's pockets. However,
continued the affidavit, Murphy
did not have a prescription for.
the scheduled narcotics.
The vehicle was then
searched by OCSQ Deputy Mike
Bobrowski and a plastic bag
containing a green leafy sub-
stance was found. When field
tested, the substance indicated
a positive result for the presence
of marijuana.
The deputy's report goes on
to state that the suspected mari-
juana was found in a plastic bag
and was packaged for sale.
Murphy was also issued a traf-
fic citation for failure to maintain
a single lane.
According to Drugs.com,
Soma is a muscle relaxer that
can become habit forming.
Soma can impair a person's
thinking and reaction, and can
cause dizziness and drowsiness.

PSL man charged

in theft of van

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Port St. Lucie man was arrest-
ed in Okeechobee Sunday night on
several felony ,
charges after he
allegedly stole
a vehicle from
his former em-
ployer. IE
Alcock, 37, of
Twylite Terrace,
was charged Scott W.
with burglary, Alcock
grand theft, dealing in stolen prop-
erty and possession of cocaine. He
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail, but as of Monday after-
noon his bond had not been set.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on May
11, Deputy Steven McKinley of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) met with a man who
told him that neighbors had seen
Alcock snooping around his prop-
erty. The deputy was also told that
a white van was missing.
The van, continued the deputy's
report, had a trailer attached with a

golf cart sitting in the trailer.
Deputy McKinley said in his re-
port that Alcock was the man iden-
tified as being inside the property
without permission. The deputy
stated in his report that Alcock was
probably headed to the Douglas
Park area.
According to the report, a short
time later Deputy Corporal Paul
Ferrell saw a vehicle matching the
description of the reported stolen
van coming from Douglas Park.
The corporal stopped the van and
learned it was being operated by
Cpl. Ferrell placed Alcock under
arrest then later found a substance
hidden behind the driver's seat.
When field tested, the substance
indicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine, continued
the report.
The suspected cocaine weighed
approximately 1 gram, Deputy
McKinley's report stated.
The deputy went on to ex-
plain in his report that Alcock was
charged with dealing in stolen
property because he sold the golf

Shoplifting charge

escalates to arrest

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A woman being arrested
on a misdemeanor shoplifting
charged with
two felonies af-
ter she tried to
knee a deputy
in the groin.
Coretta J.
Platt, 26, N.W.
33rd Terrace,
was booked Coretta J.
into the Platt
County Jail Sunday, May 11, un-
der a bond of $8,000. Besides
the misdemeanor retail theft
charge, she was charged with
the felonies of battery on a law
enforcement officer and posses-
sion of methadone.
An arrest affidavit by Deputy
Donald Ellis of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that he was called to a
convenience store on U.S. 441
N. at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. After ar-

riving at the store, he was told
by the clerk that a woman had
taken a bag of pizzeria pretzels
valued at $2.49, added the re-
He was also told that the
woman, later identified as Platt,
was sitting outside the store in
her vehicle.
As the deputy was speaking
with Platt he not only saw the
bag of pretzels, but later found a
blue plastic container in a search
of the vehicle. There were six
pills in the container that were
later identified as methadone
HCL, 10 mg,' stated the deputy's
report and that Platt did not have
a prescription for the pills.
Deputy Dale Hardy was
called to transport Platt to the
county jail. As she was being
taken out of the patrol unit Dep-
uty Ellis said she attempted to
knee Deputy Hardy in the groin.
While she missed that area she
did strike him in the right thigh,
stated the report.
The arrest report goes on to
state that Deputy Hardywas not

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der 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
*, Julie Coon, 47, N.E. 101st
Ave., Bronson, was arrested May
13, by Deputy Matthew Hurst on
felony charges of possession of
cocaine and possession of a con-

trolled substance. She was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of possession of marijuana under
20 grams. Her bond was set at
* Francisco Gonzalez, 39, N.W.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 13, by Deputy Paul Jack-

son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of violation of probation
- possession of marijuana under
20 grams. He was released on his
own recognizance.
* Antonio Phillp Valcaniant,

19, Lake Drive, Buckhead Ridge,
was arrested May 13, by Detective
Willy Post on a felony charge of
grand theft. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of tres-
pass on land. His bond was set at

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 newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

Specializing in:
215 N.E. 19th Dr. * Okeechobee * (863) 763-0217


- merger cQ

S.. ,, Injections for Back
S * CompleIe Pain Ma11 eeme

Specializing In:
Complete Adult

Pain *
nt,Prpogram .

* Bone uensiiyi estng ior osteoporosis *
1105 N. Parrott Ave. * 467-1117 * CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 Am TO 6 PM & Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


0BSa % 0 6

Okeechobee Cancer Center
Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
David J. Harter, M.D. * Alan S. Krimsley, M.D. * Ronald H. Woody, M.D.

ChberKnilTfe Roboelc Radiation Surgery
Now Avallablel
Our State-of-the-Art Treatments Include:
* Ultrasound and CT Based Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
* Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
* Mammosite Breast Cancer Therapy * High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
* 3-D Image Guided Therapy * CT/MRI Fusion Technology


We offer Courtesy Transportation, Mileage Reimbursement,
FREE Second Opinions and FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings.
Now Accepting New Patients
Okeechobee Cancer Center
301 NE 19"' Drive * Okeechobee
-Florida Cancer Center (863) 357-0039 Port St. Lucie Cancer C
04 W. Midway Road 1780 SE Hillmoor D


White City, FL 1231 N. Lawnwood Circle Port St. Lucie, FL
(772) 468-3222 Ft. Pierce, FL (772) 335-2115
(772) 464-8121


�'mL4~~J Y

Ludmila Mishelevich, MD

jBoar DUdU -eritiIIici rally ie a i i cu iii
", Florida East Coast Medical Group

Like Having a Doctor in the Family
S'.._.^l i--i,: ,-otli,::, ot Di rNI.h i-,Ih ti .h provid.- Prinm r, .and Pre', nti'. c l-, ori adult.
%%i t F.I -' ih o:. i adan ,Id cquiprncrit .,nd rz-_ourc,-. Di Mi.h.l'l :' ic I kI,-' CIe
/ '. the ph% ical n lnt id and en iO,-tiI.il health Our philucoph, -b.a ed on the
cre:,ho ln cai c ring r al.rinc-l;hip. i ith patient-l and Iheir tmilics
Our Rervlke4
;* Sicki \ i_[-it- kr acute-and .cuoruc di-e_-ea-e
* Compruhen-i-e management of chronic disease-
revenh\e Nledicuie. Annual Ph\, Nical E\ams. including comprehensive health .assessment labo-
ratorv %\ork and age appropriate cancer -creening \accinathon-.: health\ li\ ing counseling
* Office G\neco-log) Pap Smears. Breast E\am- and Coun-elnmg
* Dermatologic procedure-s. s-kin cancer _creening. co-rneti procedures-
Accepting New Patients * \Ve Accept Nlost Insurances
1004 N. Parrott Ave * Okeechobee
Give u- a call at (863) 763-6496 for all \'our health needs.



*Specialized Wound Care *Resident & Family Council Groups
*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy *Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway :,
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834 .
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton * Visit our website at www.floridacare.net

Ricardo J. Quintero-Herencia, MD

is pleased to announce

the opening of his -
"f private practice e

Green Day Medical

Oncology & Hematology

of Fort Pierce and Okeechobee

-Specializing in evidence based medicine for the treatment of Cancer.
-Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy treatment.
-Medicare/Medicaid Assignment Accepted
-Consulting and Free Second Opinions Regarding Cancer
-All insurance plans accepted and filed.
-Courtesy Transportation provided

Now Accepting New Patients
Se Habla EspaRol

1231 N. Lawnwood Circle 1006 N. Parrott Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Okeechobee, FL 34972
(772) 460-5501 (863) 357-4138


Ad t g

is llllid a

L~alltoda (86) 76m313

Gklaes Heaith Care Center
I Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
Healthcare Services Include:

eec o e , , ,

MT! !fi

- .. .-- .. - .. - I


-- i_

* Pr


P.,-w,,.. X^ f -, A v.,

4 OPINION Okeehobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008

Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, 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 okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
GOOD-BYE IRENA: On Monday May 12, 2008 Irena Sendler
passed away in Warsaw, Poland. When Irena was 29, she was a Pol-
ish social worker. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 all of the
Jews were forced into a walled off ghetto. During a typhoid outbreak
in the ghetto, Irena convinced the Germans to let her and her team
in to inspect the sanitary conditions of the ghetto. While inside, she
would convince the parents of the children to give her the babies
which she temporarily placed in Christian homes nearby. She would
sneak the children out in an ambulance inside burlap sacs, toolboxes
or coffins. She eventually trained a dog that would bark constantly to
muffle the sounds of the children while inside the ambulance. Mrs.
Sendler knlew the consequences of being caught by the Nazis. She,
and her family would be put to death. Despite the danger to her own
life, Irena Sendler continued to save some 2,500 children. Her opera-
tion continued until her capture in 1943. The Gestapo took her to the
notorious Pawiak prison, a place where no one left alive. There she
was repeatedly tortured. Supposedly they broke her legs and feet and
beat her with clubs, leaving her permanently scarred. Despite her tor-
ture, she remained silent about her operation and her team. Later a
guard was bribed to free her. Mrs. Sendler assumed a new name and
continued to do her work. She had kept documentation of every child
taken in a jar, buried near an apple tree in her yard. Upon return-
ing to her home, she found every thing was gone, everything but the
apple tree, and the jar. By 1943 the Nazis had burned the ghetto, and
shot or sent the remaining Jews off to a concentration camp. In the
years to come, Irena Sendler tracked down the few surviving parents,
and reunited them with their children. The rest of the children were
placed in permanent homes. Mrs. Sendler's efforts had gone greatly
unnoticed, but in 2007 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Irena Sendler was beaten out of the prize by none other than Al Gore.
As you know Al Gore invented Global Warming. The Global Warming
hysteria (which has yet to be proven) will probably earn Gore millions
of dollars from his movie, and his carbon offset company and speak-
ing engagements. Now, which candidate showed the most selfless
acts of humanitarianism?
DEMOCRAT BASHING: It never fails to surprise me when people
won't vote Democrat because of the abortion issue. Seems to me that
Republicans promise to outlaw it, but never do. If your religious be-
liefs forbid it, by all means don't get one. Many women cannot af-
ford the raising of a child or are too immature themselves. Politicians
should not even be involved in this decision. Wake up, Republicans
hate giving out food stamps or any financial aid to the poor - they
bring up abortion to get your vote. Unless you make big donations to
the party, they really don't care about you. If you haven't been paying
attention, Bush only eased the tax burdens for the wealthy.
EMPTY FUEL TANKS: .If the persons who stole my fuel tanks off
my pontoon boat have emptied them, would you please bring them
back and leave them in the yard.
RECYCLING: In our neighborhood we have no recycling pick up,
but we do have yard waste pick up every week. My idea is to have yard
-- waste pickup every other week and recycling the alternating weeks.
There would be no need for extra trucks or extra trips.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Among the times when Mr. Long
wasn't "just sitting there" were those when he was standing up to
the commissioners at budget time, doing his best to convince them
not to raise your taxes or explaining to them how to avoid a financial
problem, like he did last year. To our benefit, he was successful most
of the time. We should be thankful for the tens of millions (yes, tens
'of millions) of dollars he helped bring here, too. How many places
can say their courthouse was more than half paid for when the doors
first opened? He didn't get much credit for it but, that man did his best
to do right by this community. If you didn't see it, you weren't paying
CHIROPRACTOR: I am trying to find out if it is legal for a chiro-
practor to perform physical for school kids before they go to school?
I would like to hear from either the chiropractors out there or the doc-
tors at the hospital. A kid's life may depend on it.
PROGRAM: I am calling about a wonderful event I attended last
evening. Tuesday, May 13, at Central Elementary School. The program
that they had was the end of the year BASE program and it was ab-
solutely wonderful. They did the pledge of allegiance, they had what
they call the bow trip and then they had all the different grades - kin-
dergarten through fourth grade - performing different dances. It was
absolutely wonderful, the children were dressed beautifully, behaved
wonderfully and they are to be commended on their performance. Mr.
Paulson is the principal. It was absolutely wonderful and I would just
like to thank the Central Elementary School for all of their hard work.
It was great.

Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues.

We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues.
* To report the news with honesty,
accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facili-
tate community debate, not to
dominate it with our own opinions.
STo disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those
we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.

Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Katrina Elsken

National Advertising: Joy Parrish

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
* Katrina Elsken, Executive

� Okeechobee News 2007
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2

Letters to the Editor

Pain control
As a former practicing Dentist,
however, now unfortunately com-
pletely and totally disabled, and in
severe daily chronic pain due to
failed back surgery performed in
2002 in addition to other medical
conditions, I go to a Pain Control
Physician every month for treat-
ment and evaluation. I believe
that the control of chronic pain
by use of pharmaceutical agents,

as well as by any other means
should be completely left up to
the determination and treatment
plan of the pain control physician
that treats his patient. Although
there are many different ways of
controlling pain, not all methods
work for different patients. In this
manner, a patient's pain control
physician who best knows his
patient is best able to make the
correct determination should be
made ONLY by the physician and

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 15
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
Family History Center meets 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 Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.UFor
information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Friday, May 16
"Florida Outpouring" is now being shown at The Gathering
Church Friday to Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Gathering is located at 1735
SW 24th Ave. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Senior water exercises offered at local pool The Okeecho-
bee Sports Complex pool offers swimming lessons as well as Senior
Water Exercise until Sept. 30, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from
10 until 10:45 a.m. The cost for each class is only $1.50. For more in-
formation, please contact Recreation Services.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780 or 863-467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-

NO other person nor organization
nor any other agency should have
any input with regard to control-
ling pain for a particular patient
who is well known to a pain
control physician for a period
of time, as in my case. Although
established guidelines are OK
to use for reference only, I still
believe that the final decision as
to how much medication, and
which medication to use should
be solely the decision of the pain

control physician and NOBODY
else! Physicians go through a
great deal of school and other
training and in my opinion, they
are therefore quite qualified to
make these kinds of decisions, es-
pecially with regards to their own
patients whom which they know
quite well after a finite amount of
time of treatment.
Dr. Richard K. Palais

Community Events

CARES Banquet at the Okee Agri Civic Center
The Okeechobee Agri Civic Center will host The County Alliance
for Responsible Environmental Stewardship `(CARES) Banquet that
will serve as the second quarter membership meeting. The banquet
will be held May 15, at 5:30 p.m. All attending are asked to please
use the 710 entrance. Come celebrate as producers from the Northern
Everglades watershed area are recognized. Ag Council will be cook-
ing and helping to serve dinner. Contact Bonnie at 863-634-9224 if
you'd like to volunteer to help. For more information contact Andrew
Walmsley of Florida Farm Bureau at 352-378-8100 ext. 1108 or visit

Youth livestock meeting and awards changed
The location of the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show annual
meeting has been changed from the high school to the gym at Osceo-
la Middle School. The meeting is on May 15, at 7 p.m. Carcass results
and awards will be presented as well as checks for the sale of animals
and add-ons. There will be financial report and an election of commit-
tee members. There will be no dessert. For more information, please
contact Linda Syfrett at 863-763-6232 or Rick Barnes at 863-357-2047.

Anything Equine Swap Meet and Show/Sale
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be sponsoring an
Anything Equine Swap Meet and Miniature Horse Show May 17 and
18. The event will be held at the Okeechobee Agri Civic Center. Admis-
sion is free. For the Equine Swap Meet bring anything you want to sell
or trade. Vendor space is $25 for one day/$35 for two days. There will
be arts and crafts, used and new trucks, horse trailers, equipment,
large or small horses (must have current coggins), specialties, show
clothing and more. The Miniature Horse Show will be your chance to
purchase or sell a miniature horse or just to promote your farm. There
will be a nominal fee of $10 each day-you write the script-we will an-
nounce-and you take center stage in the ring for up to five minutes.
This will be held on Saturday and Sunday during the lunch hours of
the shows. There will also be free Newcomer Classes offered at both
the AMHR show on Saturday and the AMHA show on Sunday. To reg-
ister for a vendor space please contact Nancy or Jerry Jolicoeur at 863-
763-6376 or Nancy or Tony Lopes at 561-798-6129 or email MHCSF@
aol.com for more information or to receive a copy of the showbill. The
showbill is also available online at MHCSF.com.

Radio Talk Show family station
The WWFR 91.7 FM Local Radio Talk Show family station will have
a guest speaker on May 17. Melissa Yunas, Wildfire Mitigation Special-
ist Florida Division of Forestry, Okeechobee District, will talk about
wildfires and smoke. She will also talk about the mock fire in Lake
Okeechobee, how to protect yourself, your pets and your property.
The Show will air at 7:30 a.m., and rebroadcast at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m..

Oakview Baptist sponsors Golf Tournament
Oakview Baptist Church is sponsoring a golf tournament on Satur-
day, May 17, at Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Cost is $45 (in-
cludes green fee, cart, and barbecue lunch.) Proceeds will aid youth
in doing random acts of kindness, attend M-Fuge in South Carolina
which will assist them in team building and strengthening relation-
ships to God, family and community. Registration begins at 7 a.m. For
information call 863-763-1699.

Mainstreet Fun Shoot
Okeechobee Main Street will host a 100 Target Fun Shoot on Satur-
day, May 17, at beautiful Quail Creek Plantation. The proceeds from
the event will benefit Main Street's beautification and restoration proj-
ects. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., course opens at 8:30 a.m., with last
shooter by 10 a.m. Door prizes, raffles, and barbecue lunch will be
provided. For more information about the fun shoot please contact
Program Manager Karen Hanawalt at 863-357-6246, reservation forms
are available at Mike's Okeechobee Guns, The Gun Shop and the Main
Street office, 111 N.E. Second St.

Orchid club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet on Monday, May 19, at 7
p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. 863-763-
6469. Members and the public are invited to bring their favorite orchid
for Show & Tell. President Harry Hoffner will also diagnose problem

6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

0 WPTV News (N) NBC News Extra (N) Entertain My Name Is Earl (N) The Office (N) (cc) ER "The Chicago Way" News (N) Tonight
0 WPEC News (N) CBS News News (N) Millionaire CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn Without a Trace (N) News (N) Late Show
6D WTCE (5:00) Praise the Lord DIno Joni, Frnds Behind M.Youssef Jakes This Is Day Praise the Lord (cc)
6 WPBF News (N) ABC News Fortune Jeopardyl Ugly Betty (N) (s) (cc) Grey's Anatomy (N) (s) Lost (N) (cc) News (N) Nightline
OD WFLX Simpsons Simpsons Family Guy Raymond You Smarter? Don't Forget the Lyrics! News (N) Raymond TMZ (N) (s)
M WTVX King King Two Men Two Men Smallville "Arctic" (N) Supernatural (N) (cc) Friends (s) Will-Grace Sex & City Sex & City
9 WXEL News-Lehrer Hith Bites Delicious Old House Hr. Steve Miller Band: Live in Chicago Touch Charlie Rose (N) (cc)

AMC (5:00) Movie: ** U.S. Marshals (1998) (cc) Movie: ***Y ' Die Hard (1988, Action) (Bruce Willis) (cc) Movie: ** Sniper (1993) (cc)
ANIM The Crocodile Hunter Animal Cops Detroit Escape to Chimp Eden Escape to Chimp Eden Escape to Chimp Eden Escape to Chimp Eden
A&E Cold Case Files (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (cc) The First 48 (cc) The First 48 (N) (cc) Crime 360 (N) (cc). The First 48 (cc)
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live BIk Carpet Movie: Blackout (2007) (Zoe Saldana) (cc) Presents | Presents Diff Wrld I DiffWrld
CNN The Situation Room Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN Election Center Larry King Live (cc) Anderson Cooper 360 (cc)
CRT Wildest Police Videos Cops (cc) Cops (cc) Most Daring Most Shocking Most Shocking Forensic Hollywood
DISC Cash Cab Cash Cab How-Made How-Made Man vs. Wild "Iceland" Man vs. Wild "Namibia" Man vs. Wild "Zambia" How-Made How-Made
DISN Wizards Wizards Montana Suite Life Movie: Jump In! (2007) (Corbin Bleu) So Raven So Raven Life Derek Suite Life Montana
El Prom Nightmares El News Daily 10 Rachael Ray Keep Up Keep Up Mama Dramas El News Chelsea
ESPN2 NASCAR Burning Interruption NFL Live Madden Madden Madden MLS Soccer Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids. Strongest
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) (cc) NBA NBA Basketball Conference Semifinal Game 6 -- Teams TBA. NBA Basketball: Conf. Semi.
EWTN God's Plan Gallery Daily Mass: Our Lady Life on the Rock Eucharist Rosary Catholic Pure Life Web of Faith
FAM 8 Rules 8 Rules Movie: *** The Rookie (2002) (Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths) (cc) Funniest Home Videos The 700 Club (cc)
HGTV House Potential My House House To Sell Myles Divine My Kitchen House Potential Property First Place
HIST Ancient Discoveries Ship of Gold (cc) Ancient Discoveries Gangland (N) (cc) Tougher in Alaska (N) Ax Men "Black Friday"
LIFE Reba (cc) Reba (cc) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (cc) Reba (cc) Movie: * * ** GoodFellas (1990) (Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta) (cc)
NICK SpongeBob SpongeBob Drake Zoey 101 SpongeBob Drake Home Imp. I Home Imp. Lopez |Lopez Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SCI Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Movie: * BloodRayne (2005) (Kristanna Loken) Movie: BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (2007, Horror) Movie: Painkiller Jane
TBS Friends Raymond Raymond Raymond Friends (s) Friends (s) Movie: Austin Powers: Man of Mystery Sex & City Sex & City
TCM Movie: * **% Portrait of Jennie (1948) (cc) Movie: *** Lonely Are the Brave (1962) Movie: *** Hour of the Gun (1967, Western)
TLC What Not to Wear Rides Ford SYNUS. Overhaulln' (cc) American Chopper Miami Ink (N) (cc) American Chopper
SPIKE CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn TNA IMPACTI (N) (s) The Ultimate Fighter (s)
TNT Law & Order (s) Law & Order "DNR" (s) Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s) Movie: * ** * The Silence of the Lambs (cc)
UNI Locura Noticlero Yo Amo a Juan Diablo-Guapos Fuego en Ia Sangre Amas de Casa Impacto INotlciero
USA Law Order: Cl Law Order: Cl Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Burn Notice (cc)

HBO Movie: Movie:** Unaccompanied Minors (2006)'PG' Movie: Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer Ringo Starr Real Sex Real Sex
SHOW Movie: Movie: * * Flyboys (2006) (James Franco) iTV.'PG-13' The Tudors (cc) Penn Am. Life Movie: American Crm
TMC Movie: * Y Snake Eyes (1998) (Nicolas Cage) I Movie: * * Saw III (2006) (Tobin Bell) 'R' (cc) Movie: Urban Legends: Bloody Mary Movie:

Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008


Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008 D

Staff members celebrate
A celebration of Nurses' and Hospital Staff Appreciation Week was held at Raulerson Hospital. Riverside Bank provided
an old-fashion style, picnic luncheon and an array of gift baskets.
From left to right are: John Williams, Cecila Elliott, Tabitha Trent, all from Riverside Bank; Quan Pho and Sharon Brewer,
both from Raulerson Hospital; Heather Hancock, of Riverside along with Riverside Mascot HUGS, Megan Gwantley. Janet
Burnet, Cheryl Gunter and Lizaflora Ibay of Raulerson Hospital all joined in the celebration as well as Sherri Enfinger of
Riverside Bank.

Submitted photo/Riverside Bank.

Teamed up
Raulerson Hospital Team and Tabitha Trent, of Riverside National Bank "team up" to celebrate Nurses Day and Hospital
Staff Appreciation Week was held at Raulerson Hospital. Riverside Bank donated an added bonus of a special picnic for
staffers to say, "thanks."

Health Briefs

Welcome House now
accepts applications
Membership is free, if you
are at least 18 years of age and
have an emotional or psychiat-
ric diagnosis, or if you are under
a doctor's care or simply tak-
ing medication for emotional
problems, we welcome you to
drop in and join our circle of
friends. Welcome House offers
scheduled activities at least 3
times a week such as: arts and
crafts, support groups, outings,

and presentations. We are open
7 days a week from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. For more information,
call Hilda or James at 863-467-

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depres-
sion, anxiety or other mental
illness? The Christian Mental
Health Support group meets on
the second and fourth Thurs-

day of the month at 6 p.m. on
Martin County Grade. Call 772-
597-0463 for more information.
Family members are welcome.

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD)
offers a Tobacco Prevention
and Education Program for the
community. The purpose of the
program is to reduce adult and


Janet B Bonneia
Janet P. Bonnema, age 69, of
Okeechobee, died on May 9, 2008
at the Hospice of Okeechobee,
Hamrick Home. Ms. Bonnema
was a resident of Okeechobee for
18 years coming to work as a civil
engineer for the South Florida
Water Management District until
her retirement in 2001.
She was born Nov. 24, 1938
and raised in Denver, Colo. by
her parents, Peter and Helen Bon-
She loved skiing, motorcycle
riding, piloting, rock climbing,
parachuting and enjoying nature.
She earned a master's degree
in engineering from the Univer-
sity of Colorado. She was a role
model for women's equality with
a 1972 court case filed against
the Colorado Highway Depart-
ment which made it possible for
women to be employed in tunnel
engineering projects. This battle
was recognized with an article
describing the achievements in
LIFE magazine and a subject of a
chapter in a best selling book, "A
Different Woman," written by the
LIFE magazine reporter. She led
an adventurous life with stints of
living overseas in Vietnam, Ethio-
pia, Nigeria and Israel. She contin-
ued to enjoy traveling to different
places in the world.
While at home in Okeecho-
bee, Janet was active in the Pres-
byterian Church, local activities
and multiple charitable causes.
Living in Florida gave her the op-
portunity to engage in other favor-
ite activities, including scuba div-
ing, hiking in the Everglades, bike
riding and tennis.
She is survived by two sisters,
Harriet (John) Tamminga and
Truda (Warren) Moreau; nine
nieces, nephews and their fami-
lies, and loving friends.
A cremation will take place in
Okeechobee with no plans for
local services. A memorial gath-
ering followed by interment will

be held at a later date in Denver,
Memorial contributions in Ja-
net's memory may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 SE
4th Street.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Frank Loran
Frank Loran Cornelius, age
76, of Okeechobee died Mon-
day, May 12, 2008 in West Palm
Beach. Born April 26, 1932 in Val-
dosta, Ga., he had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past two
years. He bravely served in the
Korean War receiving a Purple
Heart. In addition, he was a mem-
ber of the Eagles and was of the
Methodist faith.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 40 years, Sybil Cornelius
of Okeechobee; son, John L. Cor-
nelius of Valdosta, Ga.; daughters,
Mary Charon of Anderson, Calif.,
Cynthia Loran Cornelius of Santa
Cruz, Calif., Debra (Joe) Lispcomb
of San Jose, Calif., Dina M. (Chad)
Carden of Okeechobee, Daphne
Cornelius of Valdosta, Ga. In ad-
dition, he is survived by a brother,
John Benjamin Cornelius of Oak
Run, Calif.; sisters, Eloise Pearson
of Valdosta, Ga., Camille (Randy)
Womack of Phoenix, Ariz.; local
grandson, Justin Parker; 11 out
of state grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the
Carden residence on Friday, May
16, starting at 4 p.m. through the
evening. A memorial service will
be held at a later date.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Rita Marie Sopko
Rita Marie Sopko, 74, of
Okeechoee, died Tuesday, May
13, 2008 at her residence.
Born on June 19, 1933 in Chi-
cago, Ill., she worked as a Pen-
sion Clerk for Sears and retired
in 1993. She has been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1997 and
attended the First Baptist Church
and enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Sopko is survived by her
husband of 57 years, Paul M.
Sopko, one son, Michael (Sheree)
Sopko and one grandson, Sage
Sopko all of Olympia Fields, Ill. In
addition, she is survived by one
brother, Richard (Joyce) Lewis of
Berwyn, Ill.
There will be no services,
however, those who wish may
make a memorial contribution to
Hospice of Okeechobee P.O. 1548
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gary Dolar Cobb, Sr.
Gary Dolar Cobb, Sr., age 45
of Port St. Lucie died, Wednesday,
May 7, 2008 at his residence. He
was born September 27, 1963 in
He is preceded in death by a
brother, Timothy Gary Cobb and
his parents. He is also survived
by his sons, Gary D. Cobb, Jr.,
and Justin Jacob Cobb, both of
Okeechobee; daughters, Linda
Fay Cobb of Indian Rocks Beach;
and Brittany Leann Cobb; broth-
ers, Dwayne Cobb of LasVegas,
Nev.; Darren Cobb of Port St. Lu-
cie; sisters Robin Vega of Mexico;
Pracilla Cobb of Georgia and ex-
wife, Melinda Roth of Okeecho-
bee. In addition, he is survived
by a grandchild Damian Xavier
Stephens of Okeechobee.
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

youth tobacco use, and provide
tobacco resources to residents,
businesses and community or-
ganizations in the county. For
information, call 863-462-5781.

Your paper,

not ours.

'--_ College program!

� Second term
r *i j

" PAI~u~~


Okeechobee News
- Animal facility pact OKd

i- DiNlC N CAMI Council to
..-" i: -

We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust.

We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every cit-
izen's right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bar-
gain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First

We don't play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions,
not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try
to keep everybody's comments within the bounds of fair play.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your edi-


Community Service Through Journalism

UKeecnobee News/unauna Aguiiar
South Elementary School second graders Nicholas Am-
miet (left) and Brianna Thomas (right) played two of the
many BUGZ in their musical BUGZ on Tuesday, May 13,
that they performed under the direction of music teacher
Shelby Schutt.

Now you can read your community
newspaper the day it's published
-- no matter where you are!
With an e-Subcription,
you can read the entire
newspaper online!
Every story!
' " Every photo!
Every ad!
Every feature!
just as it appears in print
- and it's Searchable!


For 24/7 community opinions and information,
go to www.newszap.com

6 Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008

4up Qq *
mom m
- so - w


4t 0

- Ld. ub - mo

soe mfpmfwoapOw b bmas*49



q* m q - 4010



Gw m
4m.e 4

mJ a


.--. *9"
. .. 0 0

- *
b j

- * -W

m eo *

-m -


- a ap 4mdo4
Amowo w a
4 -0rne
am o l . . - r




* *
s *4

- AM -

4b fqw�- ___



o - 0
* emop
4D 4D

Copyrighted Material

- - Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers

411 i f - MW
Gillm ev0 . 1m
- -o o*-0%O
&Am1 w

,7 a&

- b. - - -mop-

a "Wai
40 M o

lii jIL5
0 - . * � "






S J.,1A




o -- 5

0 -

- -
S S -

At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, May 9, through Thursday, May 15, are as
Theatre I - "Iron Man" (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 II - "Speed Racer" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Forbidden Kingdom" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m.
. Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
* For information, call (863) 763-7202.

- a

ft 3

- S

o -


~0 0

- 0
- S

.~ Q - ~
- _
* m -






* e1 *AD.

MO 4 m 44 o 4

I . -,.

. - "

I: %;

8 o

.dftb� A� - - - -


440 o u DOW 4w

0 OQ

Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008 7

Three weeks Free...t's Easy


Announcements ........ .100
Employment . ........ .200
Financial ............ .300
Services .............. 400
Merchandise .......... 500
Agriculture .......... .800
Rentals .............. 900
Real Estate ........... 1000
Mobile Homes ........ 2000
Recreation ........... 3000
Automobiles. ....... .4000
Public Notices ........ 5000

* All personal items under
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per

All personal items under $5,000



Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
* Ads will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.

17 52 oor call
irn- _ 1 -877-353-2424 (Toll Free)

/ www.newszap.com/classifieds

/ 1-877-353-2424 (Tol Free

/ For Legal Ads:
/ For All Other Classified Ads:

/ 1-877-354-2424 (Toll Free)

/ Mon-Fri

/ Mon-Fri
Sam - ,

/ Monday
Fr.da> I . n,, n t)for Monda1 publi,caior.
/ Tuesday through Friday
I i o n for ,-,eo do : p:ublcolo-',
/ Saturday
Thund,y 12 Ioon Icr SoS pubi.oEaon .
/ Sunday W=
Fr.day I O am for Surndor publicron


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. n all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service - we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
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

LABELLE- found Masonic
Ring, call to identify

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Looking for:
Fax Resume 888-433-8191
Call 866-633-5677

Avg Pay $20/hr,
$57 K/yr, incl. Fed Ben, OT.
Placed by adSource,
not aft w/ USPS who hires.

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


Full Tim


Emplo y ie
Full Tim

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

1 year experience required
Getting Home Nightly?
Be HOME more & Earn more money!
Get home every night and earn $45-$50K/yrl Paid Life
Insurance, Aetna Health Ins., Paid Vacation, 401 K
Walpole Inc.
.(800) 741-6500 * www.walpoleinc.com
Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Cild SiBCare

Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


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 & 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

PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
ately. (863)675-2804

RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Big
Man, leather, like new, $250.

Agriculture |

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

GELDINGS (3) - Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classified

Neck '92 Sundowner, 3
horse flant w/pack & Irg
dressing room. $8000 or
best offer (863)697-3036

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

Move In Speciall
V2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
BA, W&D., Lg. fenced patio.
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE CITY - Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
lease pref'd. (863)634-9869
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Near
town. $850 mo. incids wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call
S7 I I I

IHuse- Rent

BUCKHEAD - 3/1, lots of stor-
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet.
$750/mo (863)763-0445
2BR/1BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House. central a/c & heat,
dishwasher,W/D, storm shut-
ters. $850 mo. + $850 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
3br/2ba, $2000 down,
$1300/mo all going towards
principle, Bruised credit
okay, (863)467-0128 or
S (561)307-7988
OKEECHOBEE - 2br, lba, large
yard, Kissimmee River Est.
$700/mo, + 1st & Sec

White House Plaza
1120 S. Parrot Avenue
2300 sq ft available
810 sq ft available
600 sq ft available
3 br, 2 ba, central heat & air,
city water, $1100 per month
3 br, 2 ba, SW sec, office,
Must Seel
Reduced $159,500
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
3/2, only $850 + $500 sec.
1 sm. pet considered, pay
own electric. (863)697-0214
RENTAL APT - on Ranch set-
ting. Very clean, No pets,
$575/mo. 1st & Sec.
Call (863)467-9800
Ufic ..ac

available, within new com-
mercial bldg., all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean up a breeze

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

HOPE SOUND - 3 ac, 2 ren-
tals, monthly income $1700,
1 mi from beach, shops.
Quiet & peaceful. Pool, pond.
$200,000 (863)763-7727 or

Mobile Homes |

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

ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
lbr, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
2/2's @ $500, 3/2's @
$650, yearly lease, No pets,
$1000 sec. (863)763-4031
canal. Newly remodeled.
$750 dep. $150 wk. Call
Missy @ (863)634-8674

Reading the newspaper

is a recipe for success.
Newspapers are a feast for your mind and your eyes, Whether it's
world news, entertainment, sports, or food and leisure, there's
always plenty of information to sink your teeth into. So order up
a newspaper and fill your hunger for knowledge. Bon appetit!

It all starts witb newspapers.

D Auction Co.

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008 * 9:00 A.M.

1740 SE US 27, Moore Haven, FL


1894 Sylvester Hwy., Moultrie, Ga. 31768
(229) 985-4565 Fax 229-985-0754
E-MAIL: sales@demottauction.com
Sale Site Phone: 863-946-9135
Terry DeMott, Sr. Mobile: 229-891-1832

Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr.
FL #AU1833 - AB1285

Place Your
ad today!

Get FREE signs!

Call Classifieds

.. . .S .



F Call
86.33-634-77= I


8 _Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mobile Home Angels
MOBILE HOME -2 br, 2 ba,
1,450 acres. $75,000 Owner
financing or rent $500/mo +
1st,last & sec. (863)697-3036
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835


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

RV - 35'w/2 PO's, 10x30 at-
tached screen, room, new
carpet, new AC, Hot water
heater, located in ZTR,
$4900 or O.W.H.F
Shop here fr'sti
The classified ads


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

lectible, $2500.
863-234-1226 or

$1500. 863-234-1226 or

Public 0tices

Public Notice 5005
SState Public - . .
Legal Notice 5500

File No. 2008CP56
Division: Probate
The administration of the estate of JO-
File Number 2008CP56 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County Flodrida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Probate Division, 312
Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972,
The personal representative of the de-
ceased's estate is: JOANNA C. AM-
BERLYN, 1831 Golden Gate Avenue,
Kingman, AZ 86401. The names and
address of the personal representa-
tive's attorneys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, oq whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
All other creators of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent and
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this Notice
is the 8th day of May, 2008.
Florida Bar No. 0022492
Dean K. Turman, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0752568
Law Office of DEAN K. TURMAN, RA.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
PO Box 701865
SL Cloud, Florida 34770-1865
Telephone: (407) 273-0792
273177 ON 5/8,15/08

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. TOrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-

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

I ul i No i

CASE NO. 472008CA000096CAXXXX
a Florida Corporation

Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 24, 2008, entered in Case No.
472008CA000096CAX)=XX of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Floridda wherein G.A.M.E. INVEST-
MENTS, INC. is the Plaintiff and GAR-
are Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, lori-
da 34972 at 11:00 o'clock AM. on
5/28/2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Judgment,
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 32,
Section 27, as to the Southern Coloni-
zation Company Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3-3E, of the Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida.
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 32,
Section 27, as to the Southern Coloni-
zation Company Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3-3E, of the Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Rorida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Okeechobee. Florida this
Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee, Florida
By: /s/ Linda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
273226 ON 5/8,15/08
vs. CASE NO. 2007-CA-512
IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, et al
' Final Sumimary Judgment of1 Foreclo-
sure dated 4/24/2008 entered in Civil
Case No.: 2007-CA-512 of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
2007-NC1, Plaintiff, and CHRISTO-
HAM, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of June, 2008, the following de-
scribed real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you
must file a claim with the clerk no later
than 60 days after the sale. If you fail
to file a claim you will not be entitled to
any remaining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the date
of the lis pendens may claim the sur-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on 4/28/2008.
/S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
272146 ON 5/15,22/08
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on MAY 30, 2008, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Flonrida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and VIN
are as follows.
1995 Chevy Camera
1994 Toyota Pickup
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
273564 ON 05/15/0
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Rondda 34974 on
Friday the 30th day af May 2008 from
10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin's as
1998 Blue Ford Expedition
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS' with no
274166 ON 5/15/08

JoIn al the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

I Puli N i

vs. CASE NO: 08-CA-95
(MIN#1'00308000017274926), UN-
#1 and #2, et al.
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 4/24/2008, entered in Civil
Case No.: 08-CA-95 of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Plaintiff, and JONATHAN H. FOL-
123 LOAN, LLC, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of June, 2008, the following de-
scribed real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you
must file a claim with the clerk no later
than 60 days after the sale. If you fail
to file a claim you will not be entitled to
any remaining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the date
of the lis pendens may claim the sur-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on 4/28/2008.
/S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deeld Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: 1954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
272151 ON 5/15,22/08




Forestry now battles two wildfires

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on
the land use build-out model that is part of the scope of services for a Department
of Community Affairs grant award on May 19, 2008 at 9:00am at the Heath De-
partment Auditorium, 1798 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Members of the
Okeechobee City Council and the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board may also be
in attendance.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
tmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TOD 1-820-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620

Clif Belts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
274064 ON 5/15/08 ________ ____

County has two major wildfires
that the FL Division of Forestry is
battling. Lake Okeechobee has
experienced a wind shift from
North to East the smoke from
Lake Okeechobee is effecting
communities along the west side
of Lake Okeechobee. The residual
smoke is not the only concern for
local firefighters. The wind shift
has increased wildfire activity and
the wildfire is spreading embers
towards the Moore Haven Marina
& RV Resort. This wildfire is head-
ing west and is directly across
from the Alvin Moore Boat Ramp
in Moore Haven. The wildfire has
crossed over the Moore Haven
Canal and is progressing towards
the town of Lakeport. Roughly
11,000 acres has burned. Firefight-
ing crews are staged at the Moore
Haven Marina & Boat Ramp. Sev-
eral RVs are being threatened and
firefighters are preparing for spot
fires. Embers are wind driven and
can cross over the canal causing
fast spreading grass fires.
Agencies involved: Florida Di-
vision of Forestry, Glades County
Fire/Rescue, South FL Water
Management District, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Clewiston

Fire Rescue.
The second wildfire is in the
Brighton Seminole Indian Reser-
vation. The U.S. Bureau of Indian
Affairs is managing an estimated
1,000 acre wildfire and the FL Di-
vision of Forestry is assisting by
providing dozers and firefighters.
The wildfire burned throughout
Tuesday night and is the main
reason why west coast residents
experienced smoke. Last night
several homes were threatened
but none were damaged; the
threat continues today.
Agencies involved: U.S. Bu-
reau of Indian Affairs, FL Division
of Forestry and Glades and High-
lands County Fire/Rescue
Roads for both fires may have
residual smoke on them include:
County Road 74, 720 and 721.
State Roads that would be affect-
ed 27, 78 & 29. We are asking resi-
dents to call 511 for updated road
closures and use the FL Highway
Patrol website for current road
closure information. "Smoke is
still a nuisance especially along
the west side of Lake Okeecho-
bee", Ms. Yunas said. These roads
are not shut down but smoke
advisory signs are posted. Smoke
may create conditions where vis-

very low relative humidity, and
high winds are causing all sparks
to become wildfires. Please use
caution when using anything that
could start a spark The surface
vegetation can easily ignite. For
drought information go to: http: .'
flame.fl-dot.com fire_weather'
KBDI/archive kbdi report.html

uDbmitted -noto
A resident wets his mobile home's awning with a hose because fire is threatening the park.

Service Club News

American Legion

Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The Post
phone number is 863-763-2950. Ameri-
can Legion Post #64 is open Monday to
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m. The kitchen
is open and serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday through
Friday from 11 am until 3 p.m.
* Wednesday: Tacos and Margari-
tas served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Live
music by Turk Leonard from 3 until 6
*Fridays: Karaoke with B & P Pro-
ductions (Bobby and Penny) starting 6
* Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. 50s
and 60s Sock Hop Oldies Dance Hosted
By Turk Leonard.
* Sunday: sports on big screen TV
Quarter-pound hot dogs, pizza and 50
cent draft beer will be offered.
* Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors
open at 5 p.m.
* The Sons of the American Legion
steak dinner will be held on the third
Sunday of each month from 3 until
6 p.m. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee and
* Friday night dinners have resumed.
Dinners will be served from 4:30 until
6:30 p.m.
* It is time to pay your dues for the
Legion and Auxiliary.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on the
first Saturday of the month at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S.
78 W, at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Lou Eder
at 863-357-0467 or Jerry Lee Shields at
863-467-8779 or 863-467-2882.
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am. Contact the Post at 863-467-2882 for

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call 863-763-2552.
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
.* Wednesday: bar bingo starting at
4 p.m. Food will be available.
* Every Thursday: washer toss at I
* First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays: music at
7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.


Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is

located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation about the club and events, call
Jose Verano at 863-634-2071.
* The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at 7:30

Order of the Eastern

Star - Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact Mary Ann
Holt at 863-634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is 863-763-2250.
* Sunday: breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. With many items to
choose from.
* Sunday: Karaoke with open mike
at 7 p.m.
* Tuesday: May 20, at 8 p.m., Moose
Membership Meeting. All members
should attend.
* Tuesday: May 27, age 7 p.m.,
Moose Enrollment. All prospective
members should attend.
* Wednesday: Bingo and food,
food served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts
at 6 p.m.
* Thursday: dinner will be served
from 5 until 7 p.m. Call the Lodge for
the menu.
* Thursday: karaoke night starting
at 7 p.m.
* Thursday: Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
* Friday: dinner served from 5 until
7:30 p.m. Music for dancing at 7:30 p.m.
Call to see who is playing.
* Saturday: dinner starting at 6
* Saturday: karaoke night starting
at 8 p.m.

Moose Family

Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 156 N.W. 36th St. in Okeecho-
bee. Please call the Lodge at 863-763-
4954 for further information, sudden
changes and menus. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
* Every Sunday breakfast from 8 to
11 a.m.
* Horseshoe practice every Sunday
at 2 p.m. and Thursday Evening.
* Every Monday, Pool tournaments
- sign up, 7 p.m. Food is served.
* Women's meeting second and
fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Officers meetings first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* Men's meetings, second and
fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Moose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Bar Bingo Thursday at 1 p.m. and
Friday night at 7 p.m. - Food Served.
(you must be a member to play bar
* Dinner and music almost every
Saturday night.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is lo-
cated at 300 N.W 34 St. Events are sea-
sonal, contact the Post at 863-763-0818
for information or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The
Post opens at noon Monday through
* Monday through Thursday: happy
hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
* Monday; 50 cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday starting
at 1 p.m. Food will be available. Every-
one is welcome.
* Wednesday: dinner from 4 until 6
p.m. for a donation.
* Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be avail-
able. Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
* Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
* Sunday: dinner will be available
from 2 until 4 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive is un-
der way, and the post is striving for 100
percent. For information, contact the
quartermaster at 863-763-0818.
* Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call 863-467-2882. Post
opens at noon, Monday through Sun-
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets. Mu-
sic will be available.
* Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
* Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
* Membership meetings are held on
the second Saturday of the month be-
ginning at 10 a.m. The House Commit-
tee meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Command-
er Henry Zaskowski at 863-467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sun-
* Canteen is open Monday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. until closing and
Sunday from 1 p.m. until closing.

* Monday: Card Bar Bingo starting
at 6 p.m.
* Tuesday: Ladies Auxiliary Dinnei
- 5:30 p.m. ($6). Shuffle Board tourna
ment starting at 7 p.m.
. Wednesday: bar. bingo will-startyal
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courts)
of the Ladies Auxiliary. Music - Kitcher
is open from 5 until 8 p.m. Seconc
Wednesday of the month Mens Auxil
iary meeting at 7 p.m.
* Thursday: Music and Kitchen it
open from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: Music and Kitchen oper
from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed al
noon. Live music and dancing will star
at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: NASCAR on big screer
TV. First Sunday of the month Post anc
Ladies Auxiliary meeting at noon.
The Ladies Auxiliary is looking foi
any family members of Okeechobee
residents currently serving overseas
We are forwarding packages of needec
items to our active service personnel
For more information or if you woulc
like to donate items please contact us
Cheryl Benoit at 863-697-2930.
The Post and Ladies Auxiliary meet
ings are held the first Sunday of ever
month at noon. Men's Auxiliary meet.
ings are the second Wednesday of every
month at 6:30 p.m.
* Call 863-763-2308 for the schedule
of events.

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R
78 W, members will meet the first anc
third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m
The club is also available for wedding,
and parties. For information call the
club at 863-763-3378, or Keith at 863.
* Sunday: Every second Sunday o:
the month there will be a Bike Sunda3
from noon until 7 p.m. There will be
food, jukebox, big screen TV. and ar
Oasis Lounge. For more information
call the club at 863-763-3378.

Cypress Hut

Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order o
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S
441 S.E. is now open to members Mon
day-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Information
can be found by visiting www.foe4509
com, or calling 863-467-1154.
* Food is served several evenings 2
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p.m. or
the first and third Wednesday of eact
month at the old Cypress Hut flea mar.
ket restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at i
p.m. on the second and fourth Wednes
day of every month
* Friday night: 16 oz rib eye steal
dinner with the trimmings beginning al
5:30 p.m.
Editor's note: To add listings o01
make changes to the service club news,
please email okeenews@newszap.

ibility on roadways is seriously
impaired. Under these conditions
drivers need to: turn on low-
beam headlights, slow down and
be prepared to leave the roadway
if conditions continue to deterio-
Even though our Drought In-
dex is slightly above average, the

SuDmittea hnoto
This smoky scene shows how close the wildfires are to in-


Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008 9

OHS Rodeo Team travels north to Williston, Fla.

JR Gomez

Carlie Lanier

Raybon Durrance
One more rodeo
then they're headed
to the state finals
The team traveled north to
compete on April 26th and 27th
in Williston, Fla. for a two day
rodeo. These cowboys and cow-
girls worked very hard trying to
earn as many points as possible
to move up in the standings in
their events while trying to qualify
for State Finals. The team had 14
members that placed in the top
10 in their events. The following
team members earned points in
the following events:
Breakaway - Maci Culligan
placed 1st on Sunday, Lexi Peaden
placed 3rd on Sunday, Shelby
Garden placed 8th on Saturday
and Breanne Lee placed 10th on
Barrels - Jessica Ziglar placed
4th on Saturday and 7th on Sun-
Pole Bending - Jessica Ziglar
placed 4th on Saturday, Breanne

Garrett Rucks
Lee placed 4th on Sunday, Raybon
Durrance placed 6th on Saturday,
Shelby Carden placed 7th on Sat-
'urday, Carlie Lanier placed 8th on
Saturday and Amanda Sheffield
placed 10th on Saturday
Goat Tying - Lexi Peaden
placed 5th on Saturday, Maci Cul-
ligan placed 8th on Saturday and
Sunday and Shelby Carden placed
10th Sunday
Bareback - Jacoby Johns
placed 1st on Saturday and Chris
Davis placed 2nd on Saturday
Saddle Bronc - Chasey Bass
placed 2nd on Saturday and 1st
on Sunday
Steer Wrestling - Jacoby Johns
placed 2nd on Saturday, JR Gomez
placed 6th on Saturday and Cole
Fulford placed 6th on Sunday
Team Roping - JR Gomez
placed 2nd on Saturday
Calf Roping - Garrett Rucks
placed 10th on Sunday
The team has one rodeo left
before State Finals in June where
the top fifteen in each event will
compete for championship titles.
Here are the state standings for

bhelby Carden

Lexi Peaden

Chris Davis

Maci Culligan

Amanda Shefield Jessica Ziglar

OHS Rodeo team:
Barrels - Jessica Ziglar 10th
place Shelby Carden tied for 21st
place and Raybon Durrance is in
Breakaway - Maci Culligan are
tied for 7th Breanne Lee 11th Lexi
Peaden 13th Jessie Cofield tied for
14th Shelby Carden tied for 18th,
Jessica Ziglar 24th place and Kay-
la Davis 27th.
Goat Tying - Lexi Peaden 13th,
Shelby Carden 15th place and
Maci Culligan tied for 17th
Pole Bending - Jessica Ziglar
2nd, Breanne Lee tied for 16th
Shelby Carden and Amanda Shef-
field are tied for 20th, Raybon Du-
rrance is tied for 26th, Carlie La-
nier tied for 28th and Lexi Peaden
are tied for 30th place.
Bareback - Jacoby Johns 2nd,
Chris Davis 4th place.
Saddle Bronc - Chasey Bass
1st place.
Steer Wrestling - Cole Fulford
1st JR Gomez 7th, and Jacoby
Johns is tied for 8th place.
Calf Roping - Trey Cofield 16h
Garrett Rucks tied for 17th place

Team Roping - JR Gomez
13th, Justin Wolffe 14th, Jacob
Anuez 18th, Shelby Carden and
Breanne Lee 21st place.
Girls Cutting - Brittany Nethers
2nd, Kayla Davis 7th Carlie Lanier
tied for 9th, place.
Boys Cutting - Chasey Bass
2nd and Joseph Summerford 5th
The team will be traveling to
Arcadia, FL the weekend of May
3rd and 4th to compete in their
last two day rodeo of the regular
season. Whenever you can come
out and support these young ath-
Below is the schedule for this
year's season, watch for addition-
al rodeos to be added:
June 19th - 22nd - State Finals
- Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee
July 14th - 19th - International
Youth Finals Rodeo - Shawnee,
July 20th - 26th - National Fi-
nals - Farmington New Mexico
For additional information
about the team contact Darlene
Bass at 863-634-5815.

Sports News in Brief

Fishing tournament
planned for May 25
Freedom Outreach Ministry
will sponsor a monthly fishing
tournament. This Month the Tour-
nament will take place on Sun-
day, May 25 at Scott Driver Boat
Ramp, Across from Okee Tantie.
Registration is $70 per boat, and
there is a $10 big fish pot. You can
fish by yourself or with a partner.
Tournament begins at Safe Light
until 2 p.m. For More Informa-
tion, Please call 863-532-1718 or

Scouting for a great
golf experience?
The Ninth Annual Boy Scout
Golf Classic will be held Friday,
June 6, at the Pelican Preserve
Golf Club in Fort Myers. Check-in
begins at noon with a shotgun
start at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration
is required and the deadline to
enter is May 23. "Last year's event
was one team short of a sell out
and we are on target for another
great event this year," says Clark
Rambo, Golf Committee Chair-
man. The tournament will benefit
the Boy Scouts of America and
includes an awards dinner, lots of


drawing prizes, hole-in-one con-
tests including a $10,000 hole con-
test! This'tournament is one of the
most well run and enjoyable ones
in the area and benefits a great
organization which supports the

children of Southwest Florida""
says Sandy Robinson, Northern
Trust Bank President. For more
information call 239-936 80' 2 and
ask for Margie Byers or send an e-
mail to mbyers@bsamail.org.

m lmoira Peul lmhsli

Specializing in Corn on the Cob, Plant City Strawvberries,
S Fruits, Veggies & Sweet Florida Watermelon

2010 N.W. 6th Street * Okeechobee *
I Maria: (863) 697-1376 I
Open 7 Days 8am to 6pm'

POOLumm mmim . mar.-:

Licensed, Insured, and State Certified
With over 25 Years combined experi-

(863) 452-6026

Highlands and Hardee Counties'
leading Pool company is expand-
ing to Okeechobee. Specializing in
swimming pool service and
Equipment repairs.

Licen .s-e- . i- - * --! *-I- N o 953 . . . . . . . . . . . ....w..., ~..--... "..9,.. u o.. . *1- se .-

Cole Fulford Jacoby Johns

Glenn J. Sneide,
Attorneys At Law .

(863) 467-6570
tM mm] =., IL 200 SW 9th Street * Okeechobee

Felonies * Misdemeanors
PDUI/DWLs * Drug Offenses
: Probation Violations
"--....Appeals * Juvenile
]4 .Psomestic Violence
* urn ruuiu H ai'

..-- -- - - --- 'e H-able

urn your




Right now, when you bring a copy
of your tax rebate to Beltone we' II -
match your rebate with a discount rLaK . ", "
toward the purchase of new, ultra
light, practically invisible Beltone
Open Product Line, including
MarqT", Edge & Mia hearing
instrumentshis offer is available for a limited time only,

so call or visit Beltone today.

* jrF M 17iM-ii *M 04-1

The Measure of a Remarkable Hearing Instrument
It took years of lab research and a team of dedicated engi-
neers to create such a small and high-performing instru-
ment. The Marq features:
* Smallest instrument of its kind, virtually invisible
* Receiver inside the ear, providing a truly natural hearing
*A sophisticated design, that is lightweight & comfortable
to wear
* High performance, in noisy situations.

Noise Speech in Noise Speech

State-ote--Art Competition

iouS research issu show 8eeme so rctesquix 6yte noieand 2ro
.o " si

Chasey Bass

Submitted photos Breanne Lee

t i Fr iw '0

-(77 7--OPilib-a-w-w-m



"WVe've Got You Covere
*PC Os

- 5th Weels
�Eiclogum . _

*' Crgtso

B UM Rames 'i
1Bugcreso m

MWe use Sunbrea canvas exclusively!,
909 S. Parrot .Ave. Ste. B * Okeechobee
J I,.j 'J-J5,lJ , 'J=,,JM. 7 (f
Mon-Fri 8:30AM- 5PM! * Saturday: 9AM-Noon
, ...- i .....- . I ,- -. -

1Mv11 w fTradeuToNew! ra til OnBeltone's"S"ClassDlgital I
lEXAM& ,',ebu h''" " '

HEARINGSCREENING olula, w co 8el5 Bn
K A . |- -k. , - -.-- - p. -. .

Fr More Infnrmantionn Vi if:

(,6 fwww.beltone.com
,Beo.e (863) 783-9700
Helping hc world hear beterO FL nn Dixie laza)
3268 US Hwy. 441 S. * Okeechobee, FL (inside iMnn DixiePaza)




9 Over 75 Years
- fl

I q

License No 9538

mvwa - "

10 Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 15, 2008

- ~ .~ ~ ~ ~-J ~ - - -

mri7 1riTi,

Ii kriUl

I F "ll

^nfl TEI



.irH - �



.5! I

I I I l lii

!�-j !TS~

,, .80 �

r..I-m'hr M -pT11kr



1937 ar Gveaa
byeldert et

q^ OkeeC'

j ,'. ilbert
*. t..riifi.ini Irn.

' 71


-A I




ae t 1vo:e:

o /PYr

� J1l

0' W!il


^*'*M~ - 2009

5e;oe i9/

1730 ,

it *Ik

1, 111111 I I