Okeechobee news
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Title: Okeechobee news
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Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Creation Date: May 17, 2008
Publication Date: 2000-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

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PO BOX 117007

My Aunt's House
seeks volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501
(c) (3) organization is looking
for two to three volunteers to
work in our Closet any day, or
days, Monday through Friday
during the hours of 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. We are also looking for
a volunteer to become the di-
rector and a board member of
The Clothes Closet. The volun-
teer should communicate well
with the public and should be
able to seek support from city
and county officials, business
executives and other organiza-
tions. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giv-
ing free classes in martial arts.
The classes are currently taught
four days a week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

;Group providing
animal rescue
Florida Wildlife Rescue Ser-
vice of Okeechobee is currently
providing rescue, pick up and
transport of sick, injured, or-
phaned or otherwise impaired
Anyone who finds a wild
animal in need of help is en-
couraged to give us a call. A
volunteer transporter, licensed
by the-Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, will
be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the
community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863)
634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

Drought Index
Current: 491
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.93 feet
Last Year: 9.38 feet
Scored By:

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

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Obituaries............................... 6
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Clues sought in break-ins

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Although they have little to go
on in regard to clues, investiga-
tors are doggedly searching for
the suspects involved in several
burglaries in both the city and

Detective Bill Saum .of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) said Friday, May
16, that since April there have
been 11 burglaries within the city
limits and that only businesses
have been targeted so far.

Because there isn't much to
go on, he is asking for help from
the community by releasing im-
ages of an individual wanted for
questioning in connection with
the break-in of at least one local
drive-thru convenience store.
The man caught by the sur-

veillance camera is wearing a
large jacket with the writing "NY
Yankees" on the back.
"I know they're making
noise. But they're in the business
district, and there aren't any resi-
dences around for two to three
blocks," said Detective Saum.

Smoke and sun: Poor visibility blamed for crashes

INI/Ashley Smith
A black Ford Ranger became pinned between two semis in an early-morning wreck just outside of Clewiston.

One killed in 11 vehicle pile up
By Jose Jesus ofll'
Clewiston News l 5%11

CLEWISTON -- Five sepa-
rate accidents involving at least
11 vehicles halted traffic, just
outside the Clewiston city lim-
its early Friday morning.
The pile up left at least 11
people injured, according to
Sergeant Dwayne W CoQper
with the Florida Highway Pa-
trol. Many more are reported to
have suffered minor injuries.
One man was critically in.
jured when his truck became
pinned between two semis.
The frame of the vehicle was
barely recognizable moments
after the wreck, while rescue
workers extricated the man.
One man died as a result of
the accident, but his identity
had not been released pend-
ing notification of his next of
kin, stated a late FHP update.
The update did not indicate
the type of vehicle in which the
man was traveling.
Thick smoke from nearby
wildfires on Lake Okeecho-
bee may have been the cause
of the accidents, with victims
reporting poor driving condi-

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tions. Just before the accident,
the smoke limited visibility to
just a few feet, drivers said.
"All the smoke from the
fire and the sun coming up,"
caused the wreck, said Robert
Connell, whose vehicle sus-
tained less severe damages. "It

happened real quick, we were
all cruising at about 50 miles
an hour."
Mr. Connell said he avoided
hitting a woman who was driv-
ing her motorcycle at the time
of the crash.
The accidents happened on

the same stretch of road lead-
ing out of Clewiston, at differ-
ent points. The worst crash,
however, was at S.R. 80 -- lo-
cated a half mile north of C.R.
720 -- at 6:54 a.m.
See Crash - Page 2

He went on to add that he has
no leads and no suspects.
The detective said that the
burglars have entered the busi-
nesses by either making a hole
in the wall or breaking out a
See Clues - Page 2





By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals held a short meet-
ing Tuesday, May 15, and only
acted on one business item.
In spite of the concerns ex-
pressed by two neighborhood
residents, the board voted to rec-
ommend that the Okeechobee
City Council change the zoning
from residential multi-family -
to commercial professional of-
fice for property on S.E. Second
The Visiting Nurses Associa-
tion wants to build an assisted liv-
ing center on the property. If the
city council approves the change
the association would next have
to request a special exception to
allow for an assisted living facil-
ity in a commercial professional
office zoning district.
Senior planner Bill Brisson
recommended approval. He said
there is a need for such a facil-
ity and it is appropriate for the
location. The planner did not
think there would be any traffic
Karen Brass, who lives a
block from the proposed de-
velopment, disagreed. She was
concerned about the impact
this project would have on her
neighborhood. She was worried
about traffic and parking, as well
as egress and ingress, and the
proximity to the police station
and fire department.
"I'm not convinced this is a
totally bad idea, but I'm far from
convinced it is a good one," she
See Center - Page 2

Smith wins big on Lake Josephine

By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
Dave Smith took top honors
in the Taylor Creek Bass Club of
Okeechobee tournament held
on Lake Josephine on May 10.
Mr. Smith brought a total of
10.05 lbs. to the scales for the
win. The team of Dave Smith
and Jason Adams won the "Cal-
cutta" with a total weight of
13.34 lbs.
Second place went to Ernie
Johnson with total weight of 9.2
lbs. Bobby Adams and Darrell
Brakin tied for third place with
7.82 lbs. each.
Darrell Brakin also took the
Big Fish award with his 6.08-lb.
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 (es-
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
For information call Dave
Stout at 863-467-2255
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Kid's Fishing

Quail Creek
The Quail Creek Planta-
tion shotgunning complex in
Okeechobee spans more than
100 pristine acres. The area is

covered with southern pines
and stately oaks.
The state of the art sport-
ing clays courses, which have
already hosted numerous local
charitable events, offers over
40 shooting positions at varying
levels of difficulty. The course
also includes sturdy towers
and engaging targets. Anyone
can make the rounds on their
own or with the assistance of a
courteous trapper. Quail Creek's
motto is for "you to set the pace
to your enjoyment level."
Quail Creek Plantation also
offers the opportunity to shoot
more and move less. They have
five covered stands where their
See Smith - Page 2

Submitted photo
Dave Smith took top honors with a 10.05-pound catch and
Jason Adams won the Calcutta with his 17.87 pounds at
the Taylor Creek Bass Club tournament held May 10 on
Lake Josephine.

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window. All of the break-ins have
occurred between 1 and 5 a.m.,
and are related to several similar
burglaries in the county.
"Multiple suspects have been
interviewed and compared to se-
curity videos, but we have no ar-
rests," said Detective Saum.
So far, the burglars have taken
primarily cash and cigarettes.
The first burglary occurred
April 24 when the County Cooler
on N.W. Park St. was robbed at
'1:01 a.m. Detective Saum said
after he and other OCPD officers
finished working that crime scene
they found out that the Big 0
Drive-Thru on S.W. Second St. had
also been burglarized.
The detective said the burglar-
ies have been committed by at
least two, and possibly three, peo-
ple. He also doesn't know for sure

Continued From Page 1

trap machines are moved regu-
larly to provide a challenging ses-
sion for repeat guests. With these
traps there are 25 targets. The
question is "which one can you
connect with?"
Quail Creek Plantation also
offers first rate quail hunts. Expe-
rience the thrill and tradition of
stepping up behind a picturesque
pointing dog and flushing a cov-
ey of bob whites. You'll move to
your hunting site in a comfortable
buggy and have the opportunity
to stroll through fields and forests
at your own pace. An experience
guide will assist you if you desire.
It's an experience you'll never
forget and an unequaled hunting
adventure. An exclusive selection
of Osceola turkey, continental
pheasant and dove hunts are also
In case you were needing a
slight nudge in the general direc-
tion of visiting Quail Creek, and
experiencing what they have to
offer, here is a list of the top 10
reasons to visit:
* Quail Creek Plantation pro-
vides fun and challenging sport-

if the burglars are on foot, riding a
bicycle or using a car.
"At one scene we found bicycle
tracks," he said. "In one video they
are making multiple trips in and
out of the building as if they were
putting stuff into a car, or stockpil-
ing it outside to be loaded later."
He went on to say that on at
least two occasions, the burglars
have left their burglary tools be-
hind. No prints were collected
from those items.
While he doesn't have much to
go on, Detective Saum said there
is one thing of which he's confi-
"From what I'm seeing, I would
say they've been arrested before
and know what not to do -- as well
as what to do," he said.
If anyone has any information
about the recent spate of break-
ins, they are asked to contact De-
tective Saum at the Okeechobee
City Police Department, 873-763-

ing clays courses designed by
shooting industry professional
Marty Fischer.
* They offer a relaxing atmo-
sphere where you can rock on the
country porch and enjoy watch-
ing wildlife in the great outdoors.
* Their nationally recognized
and professional shooting in-
structors are available and ready
to assist novice and experienced
* The Quail Creek Plantation
sporting clays complex is open to
the public and memberships are
* Rental carts are available to
help you move from station to
station. You can also walk and
use a pushcart on the well devel-
oped trails.
* Modern, clean facilities are
available to host any event from
a family gathering or business
meeting to a 250 person recep-
* They offer affordable and
quality recreation in a secure and
safe setting with pure shooting
* Quail Creek Plantation is a
first class facility complete with
spacious towers, ground stations
and clay targets that include run-
ning rabbits, springing teal and
true pairs.

Submitted/Okeechobee City Police Department
These images from surveillance cameras at local convenience stores show a man wanted for questioning in connection with
recent burglaries of area businesses. In one picture, the man is wearing a jacket with the words "NY Yankees" written on the
back. If anyone has any information about the person in the photos, or the burglaries, they are asked to contact Detective Bill
Saum at the Okeechobee City Police Department, 863-763-5521.

* They feature Beretta shotgun
rentals and can help you make a
selection that properly fits.
* Finally, mouth watering,
southern style meals are served at
all shooting tournaments that will
keep you coming back for more.
Quail Creek' Plantation is lo-
cated north of Okeechobee off
of S.E. 68 E./Orange Avenue --
just miles off of U.S. 441 N. As
they say on the plantation "Quail
Creek is easy to get to but hard to

Coming up in
On May 20-27 the Memorial
Day Bike Rally will take place at
the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter. For more information call 863-

Places to go,
things to do
* Fort Drum Crystal Mine:
Come collect rare calcite crystals,
shells and fossils. For directions
and more information call 863-
634-4579 or visit www.thefossil-
* Fort Basinger Historic Pearce
Homestead: This homestead, lo-

cated at the corner of U.S. 98 and
County Road 721, has long been a
cherished site for the residents of
Okeechobee County. The home-
stead is situated on the Kissim-
mee River, circa 1875, and sits on
35 acres of oak hammock, hiking
trails and citrus groves. The home-
stead is open Monday through Fri-
day from 10 a.m. until noon. Call
863-462-0025 or visit http://river-
php for more information.
* Okeechobee Historical So-
ciety Museum and Schoolhouse:
Originally known as Okee-Tantie
the school house was the first
school house in Okeechobee.
The small one-room building
has been an established part of
Okeechobee's history since 1907.
The society maintains a collec-
tion of historical materials in the
schoolhouse, which was used as
a school until 1916. Guided tours
are available by appointment. Sit-
ting just adjacent to the school
house is the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society Museum.
Inside donated relicts that tell a
detailed story of our county's his-
tory can be seen.
Betty Williamson's book,
Strolling Down Country Roads,
depicting important moments in
the developing years of Okeecho-

bee as well as first hand stories
our some of our oldest residents
can be found within the muse-
um. Also located inside the build-
ing are the Tantie Quilters. The
craftsmanship of these women is
incomparable. Their attention to
detail and diligence to their skill is
a rarity seldom seen.
For information, call 863-763-
**If you would like to share any
information with the Okeechobee
News about an outdoors event please

e-mail Tonya Harden at tharden@
newszap.com or call (863) 763-3134.
We welcome news on all sporting
events, outdoors activities and na-
ture Inspired hobbies. Please include
your name, phone number and spe-
cific dates of the events. The Okeecho-
bee News Outdoors column will run
every Saturday so please be sure to
have all your information into the
office no later than 5 p.m. Thursday.
Information can also be e-malled to
tharden@newszap.com or faxed to
(863) 763-5901. Refer all material to
Tonya Harden**

Today's Weather

Continued From Page 1

A line of automobiles there
A showed semis, trucks and a bus
connected by a large chain of col-
lisions. Workers removed the rear
end of a bus carrying farm work-
ers to release a man who had
been pinned between two seats.
Officials with the Clewiston
Police Department, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Highway Patrol worked
the scene, while ambulances car-
ried the injured to Hendry Region-
al Medical Center in Clewiston.
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee personally transported one
motorist caught in the traffic to
the local dialysis center.
Chad Adair, driving a white
van, sprang into action in the
wake of the accident, witnesses
said. He helped pull victims out of
the bus and worked his way from
the rear of the wreck to the front,
helping as many as he could.
"I set up a little triage here," he
said, pointing to the median.
According to him, the majority
of the farm workers sustained in-
juries with some reporting lacera-
tions and other injuries.
But the man in the black Ford
Ranger was hurt the worst. Ac-
cording to Mr. Adair, that man
lost a great deal of blood and was
bleeding from his mouth when
he was found unconscious.
As he viewed the wreckage,
he couldn't understand why the
roads had not been closed by law
enforcement officials. He believes
the accident could have been pre-
"It was 100 percent because of
the smoke on the road," he said.
After the wreck, at the front
of the pile up, Jose Manuel Ri-
vera took pictures with his cam-
era. The driver was on his way
to Lakeland transporting mulch
when the smoke started affecting
his view of the road.
That's when Mr. Rivera pulled
over into a gas station and mulled
whether to continue driving.
"'Should I go or should I stay,"'
he remembers thinking to him-
Minutes later, when he got
back on the road, he failed to spot
an SUV in front of him and rear-
ended the vehicle. In the blink of
an eye, he said, the bus carrying
the farm workers collided against

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his semi, setting off the chain of
crashes that were to follow.
He saw the migrant workers
injured and later saw the Ford
Ranger pinned between the
semis. He did not sustain injuries
and gave thanks for his fortune
but he, too, thought back to the
man in the truck.
"If he lives, God is great," he
said in Spanish.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.

Continued From Page 1

Chairman Bill Ledford told
her that the board would only be
making a recommendation to the
city council and suggested she ad-
dress the city council.
John Bambershot of S.E. Third
Street was also concerned about
traffic. In addition, he was con-
cerned about the encroachment
of commercial development on a

residential area.
"This is a residential neighbor-
hood," he told the board.
There was insufficient informa-
tion to discuss proposed changes
to the city's land development
Since three regular board em-
bers were absent, the board de-
cided to wait until the July meet-
ing to elect a new chairman and
vice chair. There will be no meet-
ing in June.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A partly cloudy day with a slight chance of showers in
the morning and early afternoon. Then a slight chance of afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be around 90. Winds
will be from the west 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the af-
Tonight: A partly cloudy night with lows around 70. Winds from
the southwest around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Sunday: A partly cloudy day with a slight chance of showers.
Highs will be in the lower 90s. Winds from the southwest 10 to 15
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the upper 60s.
Winds will be southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: The day will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers. The highs will be in the upper 80s.
Monday night: The night will be partly cloudy with lows in the
upper 60s.
Tuesday: A partly sunny day with highs around 90.
Tuesday night: A partly cloudy night with lows around 70.
Wednesday: A partly sunny day with highs in the lower 80s.
Wednesday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower
Thursday: A partly sunny day with highs in the lower 90s.


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Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 17, 2008 0

Teen charged with battery, burglary

'By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeecho-
'bee teen has
,been arrested
,on a local war-
'rant and charged
and booked into
the county jail as
'an adult.
,Riles, 17, N.E. Dadrika
*15th Ave., was Riles
'charged with

the felonies of aggravated battery
on a pregnant person and bur-
glary of a dwelling with assault/
battery. She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $30,000.
According to jail records, she
has been released from jail after
posting bond.
Riles was arrested Thursday,
May 15, on the warrant.
The charges stem from a Feb.
23 incident where the teenager
reportedly went into the victim's
home and began to strike the vic-

tim about the head.
According to the February ar-
rest affidavit by Deputy Justin
Akins of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the victim
is three months pregnant.
The arrest report states that
Riles entered the victim's home
and began yelling and threatening
her. The victim was then struck
several times about the face and
head, said the report.
Deputy Akins stated in the re-
port that he could see bruising
and swelling about the victim's

left eye and face.
Although the report does not
specify what was said, Riles re-
portedly hit the victim because of
some things that were said about
The report states that Riles was
first arrested immediately follow-
ing the incident and turned over
to her mother. However, a war-
rant calling for her arrest on the
felony charges was issued some-
time later.

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The following individuals were
*arrested on felony or driving un-
'der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO), the Seminole
Police Department (SPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-

servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* James Tolbert, 53, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 10 on a
charge of aggravated battery. His
bond was set at $20,000.
* Sergio Galvan, 31, LaBelle,

Law Enforcement Calls

The Okeechobee County Sher- * thel
iff's Office received the following 70 E.
calls from Friday, May 9, through May 1
'Thursday, May 15: * lar(
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* burglary in the 1800 block of .bui
S.R. 70W.
* burglary in the 2300 block of of N.E. S
U.S. 441 S: * lar(
* larceny in the 3900 block of U.S. 441
N.W 28th Ave. May 1
* larceny in the 3600 block of * van
U.S. 441 S. of S.R. 7
* vandalism on U.S. 441 N. * the:
May 10 26th St.
* burglary in the 10000 block 2the.
of U.S. 441 N.
* vandalism in the 3600 block 22nd La]
of S.E. 36th Ave. Edito
* lewd and lascivious acts in ing with
the 42000 block of U.S. 441 N. tential fe
* theft in the 4300 block of column.
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* theft in the 3700 block of
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block of U.S. 441 N. I
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U.S. 98 N. 7
* theft in the 2200 block of
U.S. 98 N.
* theft in the 4400 block of
U.S. 441 S.
* embezzlement in the 6000
block of U.S. 441 S.E.
* embezzlement in the 10000
block of N.E. 11th Court
May 13
* theft in the 7500 block of
U.S. 441 N.
* theft on S.E. 108th Drive
* child abuse in the 2600 block
of N.W. 42nd Ave
* theft in the 700 block of N.E.
14th Ave.


County Arrest

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
* Jacyln Celeste Hebel, 23,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested May
13, by Detective John Zeigler
on a charge of obtaining a con-
trolled substance by fraud. Her
bond was set at $5,000. She was
also arrested by Deputy Corporal
.Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation - failure
to appear - driving while license
suspended. She is being held
without bond on that charge. She
was also arrested by Cpl. Majere
:on another Okeechobee County
'warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation - driving while
-license suspended/revoked. She
'is being held without bond on
'that charge.
* Tammy Chapman, 30, S.E.
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
Srested May 15 by Deputy Anthony
:Kibler on an Okeechobee County
,warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation - possession of
drug paraphernalia and violation
of probation - introduction of con-
traband into a detention facility.
:She is being held without bond.
S* Donna Marie Whitmire, 49,
S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee, was
.arrested May 14 by Deputy J.
'Royal on an Okeechobee County
,warrant charging her with driving
,under the influence - with priors.
:Her bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and
.not convictions, unless otherwise
,stated. Anyone listed here who is
'later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

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charge of aggravated battery. He
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license. His bond was set at
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not convictions, unless other-
wise 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.

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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!
NEWSPAPERS: Just once I would like to go into a restaurant and
read the Okeechobee News without having two black hands and
black ink all over the table. What is wrong with ink they use? Can this
be corrected?
JOHN EDWARDS: Shame on you John Edwards, who do you
think you are kidding? He is only jumping on the Obama band wag-
on, because he thinks that Obama looks stronger than Hilary and Ed-
wards can't win as president. So by doing this, he can be looking for
the possibility of Vice President. He isn't interested in endorsing the
right person. He just wants to win. Shame Shame.
PAGEANT: I was wondering why the Central Elementary School
program wasn't in the paper like the South Elementary School was? I
mean it looks like they did a nice job, but is there some bias here?
YOUNG DEATHS: I would just like to say that there are a lot of
poor white people in this community too and they don't get all of the
benefits that the hispanic people do, so maybe the hispanic people
ought to work and make nothing like the white people do and spend
their money here instead of sending it to other places or just go back
to Mexico, that's my solution.
INSURANCE RATES: Yes, I thought that our governor said that in-
surance rates for homeowners weren't going up. I got my homeown-
ers insurance bill today and its gone up. Again. And another thing
I would like to know is how these auto insurance people sell auto
insurance to these people who don't even have drivers licenses and
they sell them insurance and they drive. When is this going to stop? I
thought you had to have a drivers license to purchase insurance. But
apparently if you're a legal alien in this country, actually you are better
off than if you were born here.
INTERNET SCAMS: The internet scams are still out there. I re-
cieved one today from Anne Nanda Bates, Subject: "A Cry For Help."
Have called the sheriff's office and have looked up the sender's name
on the web. Behold! There in big red letters was, Danger! If you re-
cieve anything from someone and you think it is a scam all you need
to do is look for them on the web. DON'T REPLY TO THEM! Ya'll must
be careful out there when you are checking your e-mails. Believe
me, the newspaper was correct when it said there were mis-spelled
words and the lack of proper grammar. Just thought ya'll would like
to know.
WHAT A WOMAN: This is in reference to the speak out article
on Thursday, May 15, 2008 in the Okeechobee News. About Irena
Sendler-what a brave woman, a great woman. I think that the Nobel
Peace prize people really fouled up giving that idiot Al Gore a Nobel
Peace Prize over someone like her. May God rest her soul and we need
more people like her.
GOOD OLE' BOYS: A good ole' boy is usually a group of men
who are city or county government and they do something that ben-
efits them and/or their group....... Favors...... Example, one has ties to
road department. One gets a road paved or a new driveway at their
home-driveways not owned by city or county, equipment, time, rock
or asphalt and employees are, or city or county workers do work for
one of the good ole' boys on county/city time using the county equip-
ment, or zoning changes, etc. etc. Favors which make him Good be-
cause they got it for free or discounted and they did do a favor, Ole'
Boys because it wasn't quite on the up and up. That's my explanation
of a Good Ole' Boy. And if you're around here you don't really have to
go to the dictionary to find out the meaning.
PROBLEMS: The problem is fundamentally that the people in
control (business, government, etc.) have got theirs and they simply
donot, give a damn if others do not. In fact, it serves their purposes
+ that. most people are without and therefore willing to accept whatever
is offered them. For example, they get low paying jobs without ben-
efits or benefits too expensive to afford. Wal-Mart is the poster child
for what has become of the American Dream. I laugh when I see refer-
ences to America being the "Land of the Free." Would a free people
tolerate the political corruption, the abuse of power, and the conde-
scending arrogance and disrespect of most elected officials? Would
a free people tolerate the subordination of public interests by mon-
ied and special interests that purchase political influence with bribes
disguised as campaign contributions? Would a free people tolerate
elections that are tainted by strong suspicions of vote tampering and
fraud? Would a free people tolerate unreasonable and excessive taxa-
tion that denies them the rewards of their labor, decreases their quality
of life, and requires at least two wage earners per family to cope with
the oppressive burden of taxes? Would a free people tolerate wasteful,
irresponsible and corrupt government spending? Would a free people
tolerate a public school system that indoctrinates children with politi-
cal correctness, but fails to educate them in such fundamental skills as
reading, writing and mathematics? Why do you tolerate what is clearly
intolerable? By doing so, instead of being citizens you have become
subjects. The truth is that the American people provide the means by
which they suffer. We do so in every election in which we re-elect of-
ficials simply because of a foolish adherence to political party loyalty -
the stupidity of the many for the benefit of a few- which has for many
voters replaced the ability to think and reason. It makes a mockery
of the principle of government's accountability to the people when
politicians hold office with impunity for having failed to do anything to
help improve our lives. We have only ourselves to blame!
TRAIN STATION: This is in regards to an article that ran in the
paper on Friday, May 16 about the Train Station being renovated. And
one of the things mentioned was by Mrs. Burroughs who suggested a
coffee shop, because that is the one thing Okeechobee does not have
is a place to get coffee and muffins early in the morning. And I just
wanted to let people know that we do have a coffee shop in Okeecho-
bee, it's called the Donut Connection.

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Community Calendar Community Events

Saturday, May 17
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information
call 863-634-4780.

Sunday, May 18
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please
call 863-634-4780.

Monday, May 19
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeecho-
bee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at 863-467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at 863-763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interest-
ed persons to come by and see what they are about. For information
call 863-763-6952.
AA. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon meet-
ings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and friends of
alcoholics. For information call Chris at 863-467-5714.

Tuesday, May 20
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.

Big and Small Horses, Anything Equine Swap
Meet and Miniature Horse 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. Ad-.
mission 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. She will also talk about the muck 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 Sat-'
urday, May 17, at beautiful Quail Creek Plantation. 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 the Program Manager.
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.

Red Cross holds babysitting training class
American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch will hold a babysitter
training class on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at their '
branch office, 323 N. Parrot Ave. This class is to train youth ages 11-14,
how to babysit properly. The cost of the class is $25. For more infor-
mation or to register for the class please call 863-763-2488.

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Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week! This week's honored students were the first students to see the inside of the new
fifth grade building and pose in the fifth grade computer lab. Pictured, front row: Jennifer Corwin, Patricia Navarro, and Cody Raulerson.
Back row: Paige Rivero, Nikki St. Pierre, Naomi Cook, and Katie Van Beek.

Lon Lucas
Lon Lucas age 88, of Okeecho-
bee, died Friday May 16, 2008 at
the Hamrick House. Born March
2, 1920 in Connersville, Ind.,
he lived in Indianapolis until he
moved to Okeechobee in 1988.
Fishing and golf were Mr. Lucas'
favorite pastimes, proudly includ-
ing his three hole-in-ones. Mr.
Lucas served in the U.S. Army
in World War II in Company C,
110 Oth Infantry.
Lon is preceded in death by
his twin brother, Leo and two sis-
ters, Rosemary Wright and Lucille
Goodrich. He is survived by his
wife of 67 years, Rosie Lucas of
Okeechobee; daughter, Patricia-
(Billy) Crowder of Okeechobee.
Also surviving him is his grand-
daughter Diana Box of Fresno,
Calif.; Grandson, David Mont- .
gomery of Zionsville, Pa.; 10 great
grandchildren, and two great
great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made
in his memory to the National
Kidney Foundation of Florida, Pal-

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metto Build #119, 1040 Wood-
cock Rd., Orlando, FL 32803.
All services are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Myrtle Mae Simmons.
Myrtle Mae Simmons, age 65,
of Okeechobee died Tuesday,
May 15, 2008 in Raulerson Hos-
pital. Born October 5, 1942 in Ar-
kansas she had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1992 and was
of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her hus-
band Calvin Lewis Simmons of
Okeechobee; sons: Joe Erbin of
Stuart, Jerry Erbin of Tellico Plains,
Tenn., Leroy Erbin of Lawtey,
Fla.; daughters: Janice (Charles)
Williams of Ocala, Ella Mae Sim-
mons of Cullman, Ala., and Pearly
(Scott) Crum of Okeechobee.
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Submitted photo/Debi Large

Milestone for Cornerstone
On May 15, Cornerstone Christian Home Educators cel-
ebrated the 2008 Graduation of their four seniors, Bethany
Garner, Joy Jarriel, Patricia Williams and Alyssa Wright.

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The new fifth grade building
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OMS principal Theda Bass led a
tour for OMS faculty through the
building during the day and wel-
comed parents of incoming fifth
graders in the evening. The build-
ing is beautiful and equipped with
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525.
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Books & Magazines535
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Carpets/Rugs 550
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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.


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

GELDINGS (3)0- Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
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House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
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Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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maintenance included
$800/mo. 1st & security
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pastures, immed. oc-
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& last $4800

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2ba, 2 gar for rent. $1000.
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to Buy (772)323-4758
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garage, fenced, good neigh-
borhood(561)379-9417 or
BHR - 3br, 2ba,
1800 sf, Lake Access
$900 mo.
OKEECHOBEE - 2br, lba, large
yard, Kissimmee River Est.
$700/mo, + 1st & Sec

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3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD - 3/1, lots of stor-
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$750/mo (863)763-0445
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,
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sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
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1 sm. pet considered, pay
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Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
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Property Inspectiont 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
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Warehouse Space 1075
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Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
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Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles./ATVs 3035

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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

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Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
May 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobec
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye
Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548 ext. 3001.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special
Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code
Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Faye Huffman, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
274095 ON 5/16,17/08

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Pryor unfazed by the attention

By Charles M. Murphy
-Okeechobee News
, The Brahmans have been vis-
ited almost every day this spring
,by recruiters from some of the
top colleges in the nation. The re-
cruiters aren't here to watch prac-
tice. They are here to see Lonnie
Last week alone, the University
of Alabama, Florida State Univer-
sity, and the University of Central
Florida were on campus to look
at Pryor and get a chance to talk
,to him.
. One recruiter said you can no-
ltice Pryor from a mile away.
For all the attention he's get-
ting, Pryor is still the same old
happy-go-lucky, but perhaps,

more focused, Lonnie.
"The recruiters make me fo-
cus and I'm kind of serious now.
I goof around some but I want
to pay better attention and show
them what I have. I think it helps
me having them here,",he noted.
Pryor was an all state run-
ning back as a junior and will
likely hold all or most of the high
schools rushing records when he
graduates next year. However,
he understands that he still must
work hard to maintain his level
of success. He noted the team is
also taking things more seriously
this spring.
"There's a difference in the at-
mosphere around here," he not-
ed, "The Seniors are stepping up,

we are calling plays and stuff, and
everything is going good. We're
still learning, it's spring, but we'll
be good once the season starts."
Pryor said his goals this spring
are to improve everyday and make
plays that will help his team win.
He also has been pushing other
players to improve and has made
sure his offensive line knows the
blocking schemes that will make
him successful.
Despite all the attention from
colleges, Pryor said he does not
consider himself any better or
any worse than his teammates,
"We are all the same. We are all
equal. We all play well together.
Together we can go as far as we
want to."

OHS Rodeo ends regular season

Unlike any other high school
sport High School Rodeo is a year
around sport for these high school
,students. Students that qualify for
-State and National Finals only
'have the month of August off be-
fore their new season starts back
up in September.
The team traveled west to com-
pete on May 3rd and 4th in Arca-
,dia for a two-day rodeo. These
cowboys and cowgirls worked
very hard trying to earn as many
points as possible so they would
be able to move up in the stand-
ings in their events. After all, this
was their last chance to qualify
for State Finals.
JR Gomez brought home a
Championship Title in Steer Wres-
tling for the team as several of his
team members earned points
and finished in the top ten in their
events. The following team mem-
bers earned points in the follow-
ing events:
*Breanne Lee placed third on
*Jessie Cofield placed fifth on
*Kayla Davis placed ninth on
* Lexi Peaden placed first on
* Maci Culligan placed fourth
ron Sunday
' Shelby Carden placed eighth
on Saturday
'Jessica Ziglar placed tenth on
'Jessica Ziglar placed second
-on Sunday
Pole Bending:
S*Jessica Ziglar placed fourth
on Saturday
SBreanne Lee placed ninth on

Goat Tying:
*Lexi Peaden placed fifth on
*Jacoby Johns placed second
on Saturday and Sunday
*Chris Davis placed third on
*Andrew Holmes placed fifth
on Saturday
Saddle Bronc:
* Chasey Bass placed second
on Saturday and third on Sunday
Steer Wrestling:
*JR Gomez placed second on
Saturday and fifth on Sunday
*Cole Fulford placed first on
Calf Roping:
*Trey Cofield placed second
on Sunday
The team has completed their
regular season and what a season
it has been. We have had more
cowboys and cowgirls qualify in
the top ten in their events than
any other year. Of course the team
has grown a lot over the past four
years, from 11 members in the
2004/2005 season to 36 members
in the 2007/2008 season.
Here are the state standings for
the OHS Rodeo team:
*Jessica Ziglar eighth place
*Shelby Carden tied for 22
*Raybon Durrance is tied for
*Maci Culligan tied for sixth
*Breanne Lee, eighth
*Lexi Peaden tied for ninth
*Jessie Cofield, 15
*Shelby Carden, 18
*Jessica Ziglar, 25
*Kayla Davis, 26 place.

Goat Tying:
*Lexi Peaden, 12
*Shelby Carden, 16 place
* Maci Culligan tied for 18
Pole Bending:
*Jessica Ziglar, 2
*Breanne Lee, 16
*Shelby Carden, 19
*Amanda Sheffield tied for 21
*Carlie Lanier tied for 24
*Raybon Durrance tied for 28
* Lexi Peaden is tied for 32
*Jacoby Johns, 2
*Chris Davis, 4
*Andrew Holmes, 8 place.
Saddle Bronc:
*Chasey Bass, 1 place.
Steer Wrestling:
-Cole Fulford tied for 2
*JR Gomez, 6
*Jacoby Johns is tied for 8
Calf Roping:
STrey Cofield, 14
*Garrett Rucks, 17 place
Team Roping:
*JR Gomez, 14
*Justin Wolffe, 15
*Jacob Anuez, 20
*Shelby Carden and Breanne
Lee 22 place
Girls Cutting:
*Brittany Nethers, 2
*Kayla Davis, 7
*Carlie Lanier tied for 9 place
Boys Cutting:
*Chasey Bass, 2
*Joseph Summerford, 5
The team will be traveling to
Kissimmee for the FHSRA State
Finals at the Silver Spurs Arena
June 19 - 21, 2008. Whenever
you can, come out and support
these young athletes.

Submitted photo
Jesse Bodden is being congratulated by Doug Sharp of the Florida Sportsman Conserva-
tion Association and Greg Workman of FWC. Jesse competed in the State Youth Hunter
Education Challenge held in Ocala and qualified as part of a five-person team to repre-
sent Florida in the international event to be held in Mansfield, Pa. in July. The YHEC is a
program of the National Rifle Association and sponsored on the state level by the Florida
Wildlife Conservation Commission. Jesse is a member of the Regional Team sponsored
by the Florida Sportsman Conservation Association. The YEHC is made up of eight parts
that include, light rifle, shotgun, archery, muzzleloader, orienteering challenge, hunter re-
sponsibility exam, wildlife ID challenge and safety trail challenge. Jesse would like to
thank Mike Daugherty of Archery Sports and Pro Shop for all his help and support.

Submitted photo
The 2008 OHS Track Banquet was recently held honoring the outstanding athletes. (top)
Latesha McNeal poses with her Brahman award and coach Jenna Shock. (bottom I-r) Kyle
McGee also received a Brahman award, presented by coach Jenna Shock. Bryan Suarez
won the track teams most valuable runner award for the boy's team. Coach Jenna Shock
was honored to present the awards during the banquet.

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