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Vol. 99 No. 142

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 PO BOX 117007


Mahoney's liason to
hold office hours
John Mac, Constituent Liai-
son to Congressman Tim Ma-
honey (FL-16), will hold office
hours on Friday, May 23, 2008
at the Okeechobee County Li-
brary located at 206 SW 16th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Office hours are from noon to
The Congressional office
provides constituent service
assistance with federal matters
such as Academy nominations,
grants, Washington tours and
assistance in dealing with fed-
eral agencies such as the Social
Security Administration, Medi-
care, Veterans' Administration,
IRS and others.

Coffee Klatch
The Chamber Coffee Klatch
will be at 8 a.m. on Thursday,
May 22 at Pritcharas and Asso-
ciates, 1802 S. Parrott Ave. 863-
763-7711. Refreshments will be
provided. Chamber members
and guests are cordially invited
to this morning business so-

Representatives to
visit Buckhead
All Glades County residents
are" invited to a complimen-
tary luncheon at the Buckhead
Ridge Community Center on
Friday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m.
State Representative J.D. Alex-
ander and State Representative
Denise Grimsley will be speak-
ing on the progress they have
made for getting the Pearce
Canal cleaned and other legis-
lative issues., RSVP by May.2.1
to one of the following: Comm.
Bob Giesler 863-763-3983, bob-
giesler68@yahoo.com; Floyd
Driggers,' 863-357-0506, rab-
bitsl3@jurio.com; or Maureen
Bradley, 863-763-8011, mau-

Drought index

Current: 536
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.78 feet
Last Year: 9.30 feet
V ored.By-:

Pogey's Family Restamnim t
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Classifieds......................... 10, 11
Com ics ...................................... 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword................................. 8
Obituaries.................................. 6
Opinion..................................... 4
Speak Out............................ ..... 4
Sports.............................. 9, 12
TV ....................................... 8
W eather..................................... 2
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CARES: Farmers and ranchers honored

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Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson (right) honored Scott Durand and Tara Boshell (center) and
Tree Locators Garden Center with a This Farm CARES award for their above and be-
yond Best Management Practices.

Ag Commissioner promotes

Best Management Practices

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Farmers and ranchers from
Okeechobee and surrounding
counties received recognition
for their completion of Best
Management Practices (BMP)
that were enacted by Florida
Legislation on Thursday, May
15, at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center.
Representative Denise
Giimsley hosted the event along
with Florida Agriculture Com-
rnisI0Loner Charles Bronson,
Florddid'arm Bureau President
John L. Hoblick and Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection Secretary Mike Sole
attendirfg to help recognize the
These honors were given by
the Florida Farm Bureau who
stepped up to begin a recogni-
tion program, County Alliance
for Responsible Environmental
Stewardship (CARES).
According to the CARES
website, the protection of
Florida's unique environment
and stewardship of agricultural
lands are top priorities for Flor-
ida farmers. Successful farming
depends on proper manage-
ment of Florida's natural re-
By using Best Management
Practices's (BMP), agricultural
practices can be sustainable
and environmentally compat-
ible for farmers to continue to
produce safe, affordable and
abundant products.
Eighteen of the honorees
ranches and farms are locally
in Okeechobee; five from High-
lands County; four in Martin
County; and two in Glades

Submitted Photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau Presid.rts-John L. Hoblick (left)
and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson
(right) honored Jacob and Red Larson (center) and Lar-
son Dairy Inc. Barn 5 with a This Farm CARES award for
their above and beyond Best Management Practices.

Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left)
and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson
(right) honored Kenneth Arnold (center) and 4A Hereford
Ranch with a This Farm CARES award for their above and
beyond Best Management Practices.

The CARES recipients were
recognized in front of their
peers where each received a
plaque and a farm sign iden-
tifying them as a farmer who

Honorees for Okeechobee
County included the following.
* Tree Locators Garden
Center owned by Al and Tara

See CARES - Page 2

Thousands of acres still

burning inside the dike

GLADES COUNTY - Five wild-
fires are burning on and around
Lake Okeechobee.
According to the Depart-
ment of Forestry, South West
winds will continue to drive
smoke from Lake Okeechobee
to communities along the North-
east side of Lake Okeechobee.
Winds are driving the wildfire
into the interior of the lake. All of
these wildfires were caused by
humans either intentionally or

Resources are being used
to contain the larger of these
wildfires to the interior of Lake
Okeechobee because of the in-
accessibility and difficulty of ter-
rain the fires are burning in. The
three (Big Bear Beach, Myakka
Cut, and Grassy Island) wildfires
in the interior of the lake are on
swampy terrain that Division of
Forestry Firefighters and equip-
ment cannot access safely.
The two wildfires accessible
to firefighters are the Curry Is-

land & Roberson fires, of which
both are 100% contained and are
in mop-up status.,
All of these wildfires were
caused by humans either inten-
tionally or accidentally. The Flor-
ida Division of Forestry is asking
anyone who knows about any
information pertaining to these
fires or sees anyone acting sus-
piciously before, during or after
a fire has started, please call the
toll free Arson Alert Hotline at
See Fires - Page 9

Bones found

near canal

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
. The skeletal remains of a
human body found near a local
canal have been taken to the
Medical Examiner's Office in
Fort Pierce for identification.
The remains were found
Tuesday, May 20, by subcon-
tractors for the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) who were spraying
vegetation along the L-62 canal
-- midway between S.W 24th
Ave. (formerly Eagle Bay Road)
and S.W. 48th Ave. (formerly
Old Dixie Road).
The remains were found at
:8:12 a.m. near a lence next to
-a brush line, an estimated 70
feet from the canal, said De-
tective Ted Van Deman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO). The OCSO was
notified by the crew.
The sex, race and age of the
victim are not known and will
be determined by the medical
Detective Van Deman said
despite damage to the remains
and the bones being spread out
over an area approximately 15-
feet in diameter, there was no
doubt the remains were hu-
"The number one way to
tell is the skull," he explained.
"The human skull has no equal

in the animal kingdom. It is eas-
ily recognizable."
Although some clothing
remnants were also found, the
detective said the medical ex-
aminer will determine the sex
of the remains and if death was
due to natural causes. Autopsy
results, coupled with informa-
tion provided by OCSO crime
scene technicians, will be used
to determine the cause and
manner of death.
The medical examiner will
conduct an autopsy in the next
two to three days and will then
issue a preliminary death re-
port. A toxicology screening \\ill
,also be done, but the results of
'thal test won't be known'for si.
to eight weeks.
"The preliminary report will
be back in a couple of days, but
that can't be released until we
get the final report," said Detec-
tive Van Deman.
The detective went on to say
that a DNA test will be done,
and a forensic odontologist will
try to identify the remains by
the teeth. The detective said it
usually takes up to two years to
get the DNA results back. How-
ever, there are sources outside
the medical examiner's office
that can get the results in a
week or two.
Detective Van Deman said
See Bones - Page 9

Judge reopens

GSA lawsuit

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
A long legal battle dating
back to Nov. 15, 2006 that was
closed on April 9, 2008 has now
been reopened by U.S. District
Judge K. Michael Moore.
The federal lawsuit over
whether-the Gay and Straight
Alliance (GSA) at Okeecho-
bee High School should be
able to meet on campus was
reopened Friday, May 16. This
will allow students to challenge
the school's refusal to allow the
club to meet on campus.
Judge Moore had previously
stated that the case was moot
because Yasmin Gonzalez, the
former president of the GSA
of OHS who filed the lawsuit
had graduated. He has now

reversed that decision, saying
that Gonzalez is still affected by
the decision because she seeks
nominal monetary damages.
.According to the new order
the court has been informed
that another OHS student Brit-
tany Martin has been denied
by the school to revive the GSA
This fact changed Judge
Moore's ruling which stated
that "permitting Martin to join
would require this court to re-
open discovery for her depo-
sition and allow the parties to
re-file motions for summary
judgment, thereby necessitat-
ing continuance of the trial
date. Denying Martin permis-
sion to join would require her
See GSA - Page 9

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Department of Forestry reports, the wildfire was started by
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Boshell has been in the whole-
sale nursery business since 1995.
In 2000, they took on a partner
and became known as Tree Lo-
cators. In 2004, they purchased
their nursery located in north-
ern Okeechobee County, and
in 2006 they opened their com-
mercial nursery operation there.
The Boshell's have been involved
with the FDACS BMP Program
since 2006. The beautiful display
of trees and plants adorning the
stage of the event were compli-
ments of Tree Locators.
* Eagle Island Farms is a veg-
etable crop operation located in
Northern Okeechobee County
owned by Joseph Hall. The farm
.has been in operation since the
late 1980s and currently has 18
crop fields producing sweet corn,
cabbage and potatoes grown in
rotation with cover crops planted
in late spring. They have imple-
mented an Alternative Water Sup-
ply project in conjunction with
SFWMD that allows them to re-
cover tail-water for reuse, thereby
conserving the use of groundwa-
* Milking R, Inc., located in
northwestern Okeechobee Coun-
ty, is a dairy owned by Sutton and
Kris Rucks. They have implement-
ed a Best Available Technologies
project in conjunction with SF-
WMD which consists of a storm
water retention pond assisted by
a chemical treatment system to
treat any water discharged from
the site.
* Larson Dairy, Inc. Barn #5,
located in Okeechobee County, is
a dairy farm owned by Red and
Reda Larson and Louis "Woody"
Larson, Jr. The barn is managed

by Jacob Larson. Barn #5 is in the
process of converting their waste
storage pond to include Hybrid
Wetland Treatment Technology
to reduce the phosphorus leaving
the farm.
* Southern Accent Farms,
owned by Allen and Nicki Smith
moved their registered herd of
Brangus from Manatee County
to Okeechobee County in 2002.
The pure bred Brangus and com-
mercial cattle operation located
in northern Okeechobee County
also harvests and sells hay to fur-
ther reduce phosphorus.
* Lake Cattle Company is a
cow/calf operation combined
with a quarter horse operation
owned by Buck and Terry Daniel.
The operation is located in west-
ern Okeechobee County and the
family has been in the cattle busi-
ness all of their lives. They have
been on the current property
since the early 1970's.
* Dees Cattle Corporation op-
erates a cow/calf operation on
property owned by Wilson Rucks
located in northern Okeechobee
County. The cow/calf operation
has been in existence since the
1980's on a former dairy site.
* Coffee Cup Ranch, located
in eastern Okeechobee County, is
a cow/calf ranch owned by Alvin
"Mutt" Sapp.
* Danny and Marcia Candler's
cow/calf operation is located in
northern Okeechobee County.
Purchased in 1994, Candler Ranch
is located on a former dairy site.
The Candler's worked with SFW-
MD to remediate the old dairy site
to reduce runoff from the farm.
Their farm has also been the site
of some research projects con-
ducted by SFWMD.
* Amistad Ranch has been in
business since the early 1990's
and is located in Okeechobee and
St. Lucie counties. The operation

is a cow/calf operation and a pri-
vate hunting preserve managed
by a full time professional wildlife
manager. The ranch is owned by
Jose Fanjul and is managed by
David Blower.
* Dixie West, Dixie Ranch, W
Bar E Ranch, and The Lockett
Place are four separate cow/calf
operations owned by Woody and
Grace Larson's Family Tree Enter-
prises. Dixie West, Dixie Ranch
and W Bar E Ranch are located
in northern Okeechobee County
and The Lockett Place is located
in Highlands County. The family
has been in the beef cattle busi-
ness for more than 20 years. The
Larsons were early adopters of
the BMP program and have ongo-
ing wetland research being con-
ducted by University of Florida-
IFAS on The Dixie Ranch.
* 4A Hereford-Polled Hereford
and Crossbred Cattle, located in
Okeechobee County, is a cow/
calf operation owned by Kenneth
Arnold and family. The Arnolds
have been raising registered Her-
efords for many years.
*Hamrick and Sons, Inc., lo-
cated in Okeechobee County, is
a cow calf operation. The ranch
is owned by David Hamrick and
family and has been in the family
. since the early days of Okeecho-
bee. The ranch is managed by
Jim Harvey.
* Newcomer Ranch, owned
by Gerald Newcomer, is located
in Western Okeechobee County.'
The ranch is currently managed
as a cow/calf operation.
* Triple A Ranch is a cow/calf
operation located in northern
Okeechobee County. The ranch is
owned by David Blackburn and is
managed by Mr. Lonnie Waldron.
The ranch is abundant with wild-
life and is managed to improve
* M Cross Ranch, located in

Okeechobee County, is a cow/
calf operation owned by Roger
Jones. M Cross Ranch was an ear-
ly participant in the FDACS BMP
Glades County honorees were
Graham Farms Sugarcane and Sy-
frett Ranch.
The Graham Farms Sugarcane
operation is a commercial sugar-
cane farm that has been planted
for about 10 years. It is located in
Glades County on the site of a for-
mer dairy farm. The farm is man-
aged by Mr. Tommy Toms.
The Syfrett Family's ranch has
been in operation for over twelve
years. The ranch which is located
in Glades and Highlands counties
is currently operated as a cow calf
operation. Syfrett Ranch is partici-
pating in the Florida Ranchlands
Environmental Service Project
that is looking at the feasibility of
storing water on private lands.
Honorees in Martin and High-
lands counties were: B-4, Inc., a
dairy farm owned by Roger and
Zoe Butler which has an exten-
sive alternative stormwater'man-
agement system to allow them
reuse storm-water to reduce
runoff from the property; Dog
Creek Ranch, owned and oper-
ated by Don White since the early
2000's. The cow/calf operation is
currently implementing BPM's to
improve water quality, maintain
existing habitat for wildlife, and
to establish and manage a new
bahiagrass pasture; B&C Manage-
ment, owned by Bruce Carter is a
cow/calf, horse breeding/training
and sod production operation
since 2002 and has worked with
FDACS since that time; Florida
Commission Company is a cow/
calf operation owned by Barney
Cherry and Suzanne Rucks. The
ranch has been operation since
the 1940s; Seminole Land and
Cattle, located in Martin and St.

Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and
_ Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right) Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right)
honored Alvin "Mutt" Sapp (center) and Coffee Cup Ranch honored Tommy Dees (center) and Dees Cattle Corporation
with a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond with a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond
Best Management Practices. Best Management Practices.

Submitted Photo/G.B. Crawford ' Submitted Photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (right) and
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right) Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (left)
honored Don Sellers -(center) and Eagle Island Farms with honored Buck Daniel' (center) and Lake Cattle Company with
a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond Best a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond Best
Management Practices. Management Practices.

Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right)
honored Sutton and Kris Rucks (center) and Milking R Inc.
with a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond
Best Management Practices.

Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right)
honored Allen and Nicki Smith (center) and Southern Accent
Farms with a This Farm CARES award for their above and
beyond Best Management Practices.

Submitted Photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (left) and Submitted photo/G.B. Crawford
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (right) Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (right) and
honored Woody Larson (center) and the Larson Family Tree Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (left)
Enterprises for their outstanding efforts with four ranches: honored Derek and Roger Jopes (center) and M Cross Ranch
Dixie West; The Dixie Ranch; W Bar E; and The Lockett Place with a This Farm CARES award for their above and beyond
with a This Farm CARES award. Best Management Practices.

Lucie Counties, is a cow/calf op-
eration owned by Jay Walpole;
Monstdeoca Ranch is a cow/calf
operation located in Highlands
County owned by Steve and Judy
Bronson; Street's Ranch, owned
by Brian and Linda Street is lo-
cated south of the Martin County
line where they manage as a
cow/calf operation, paddocks for
polo horses and exotic wildlife;
and Butler Oaks Farm, Inc., in
Highlands County, is a dairy farm
owned and operated by Robert
and Pam Butler who have imple-
mented a Best Available Tech-
nologies project in conjunction
with SFWMD that includes an
edge of farm chemical treatment
system to treat any discharge.
from the primary site with alum
to reduce the phosphorus level.
In addition, Butler Oaks Farm has
installed an extensive Alternative
Stormwater Management System
that will allow them to detain and
reuse stormwater on the balance
of the property to further reduce
discharge from the site.
The CARES program was im-
plemented in 1999 to promote
environmentally sound and eco-
nomically viable, farming. It focus-
es on recognizing producers who
have voluntarily implemented
BMP's within their operations.
CARES brings agricultural as-
sociations, public agencies, insti-
tutions and farmers together to in-

crease environmental awareness,
which equals education. CARES
is a county-based program open
to all farmers. It is completely vol-
untary and industry participation
may help avoid more stringent
While the regulations that are
put on farmers are great, through
programs like the Lake Okeecho-
bee Restoration Project, agri-
cultural land owners have been
able to take advantage of large
amounts of funding, that have
been filtered to make changes
to their operations to make them
more sensitive to the environment
and commonly improve their ev-
eryday productivity as well.
Agricultural BMP's are prac-
tical, cost-effective actions that
agricultural producers can take to
reduce the amount of pesticides,
fertilizers, animal waste, and oth-
er pollutants entering our water
resources. Implementing BMP's
benefits both the farmer and the
environment, and demonstrates
Agriculture's commitment to wa-
ter resource protection.
For more information about
the CARES program contact Mr.
Walmsley at (352) 378-8100 ext.
1108 or visit www.thisfarmcares.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s. Winds will be from the southwest 15 mph and gusty in the
Tonight: A partly cloudy night with lows in the upper 60s. Winds
will be southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: A partly sunny day with a 30 percent chance of af-
ternoon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s. Winds will be from the south 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance
of evening showers. The lows will be around 70.
Friday: A partly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. The highs will be around 90.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance of
isolated showers. The lows will be around 70.
Saturday: A partly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the mid 80s.
Saturday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance
of isolated evening showers. The lows will be around 70.
Sunday: A partly sunny day with highs in the mid 80s.
Sunday night: A mostly clear night with lows in the lower 60s.
Monday: Memorial Day will be partly sunny with highs in the
mid 80s.


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Okeeohobee News, Wednesday, May 21, 2008

County finances to be reviewed

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks like tomorrow's meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
Commission could be shorter
than the all day meeting last time.
At least there are fewer items on
the agenda.
Deputy county administra-
tor Robbie Chartier will give an
update of the county's financial
situation. The board will also con-
sider changes to certain county
ordinances and land develop-
ment regulations, learn of recent
legislation affecting the value ad-
justment board and consider a
lease in the industrial park.
Mrs. Chartier is scheduled to
describe the county's financial
situation as of the April 31. So far,
the county continues to maintain
a positive financial condition.
However, the county will lose ap-
proximately $927,000 in revenue
for the coming fiscal year due to
the passage of Amendment 1.
Some of that shortfall could be
made up from the $10,000,000 the
legislature budgeted to be propor-
tionally distributed among those
counties considered to be areas


If you go ...
What: Bi-monthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, May 22
Where: Commission chambers,
Okeechobee County Courthouse

of economic concern. Okeecho-
bee County is considered to be an
area of economic concern.
One hard question that is going
to have to be answered is how to
handle raises for county employ-
ees. For the current fiscal year, cost
of living and merit increases were
awarded quarterly and increases
were not added to the base sala-
ry. As part of the budget planning
process the board will have to set
a policy as whether there will be
any increases at all and, if so, the
amount of the increase. If there
are increases, the board will have
to decide if the increases will be
distributed quarterly or added to
the base salary.
The proposed changes to or-
dinances and land development
regulations cover a number of
issues including right of way

Palm City

specifications, criteria for obtain-
ing building permits on rights of
way or easements not maintained
by the county, sidewalk specifica-
tions and roadside sign specifica-
tions. Language addressing graf-
fiti is also included.
Mickie Bandi of the property
appraiser's office is scheduled to
address the board to explain re-
cent legislation affecting the value
adjustment board. This board
handles citizens' appeals of their
property tax bills. Thevalue adjust-
ment board is currently made up
of three commissioners and two
school board members. There
will now have to be a citizen on
the board who owns homestead-
ed property in the county. The
school board must now appoint
a member who owns a business
in the school district. The value
adjustment board must now be
represented by independent legal
counsel instead of the county at-
Turning to another matter,
Manual A. Rodriguez, vice presi-
dent of Concrete Products of Palm
Beach is scheduled to address the
board requesting changes to the


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standard lease agreement for the
industrial park. Mr. Rodriguez
wishes to lease industrial park
property, but he desires several
concessions. He is requesting
an early termination clause, abil-
ity to renegotiate the term of the
standard 30 year lease in the 25th
year, permission for outside stor-
age and extension of the time
frame for site plan submission
and construction.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
* increase the number of
members of the affordable hous-
ing committee from nine to 11 to
comply with current state law;
* consider granting final plat
approval to Old Florida Ranch
subdivision, a proposed subdi-
vision of over 2,000 acres to be
located in the extreme northeast-
ern part of the county, east of the
Florida Turnpike; and
* consider reinstating a SHIP
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Local family loses home, pets in blaze

By Charles M. Murphy
'Okeechobee News
Four exotic birds and nine cats
died in a house fire at 17402 Bryn-
wood Lane in Okeechobee on
May 12, according to the home
owner Russell Clardy.
Lorida volunteer firemen and
Highlands County Fire Rescue
responded to the residence in
Kissimmee River Estates shortly

after 7 p.m. and found the home,
a single wide trailer, and garage,
completely involved in flames.
Mr. Clardy said the family lost
all of their possessions in the fire
that included a large amount of
tools, motorcycles and an ultra
light power parachute.
Quick thinking neighbors were
able to remove two dogs from
kennels on the property and basi-

cally saved their lives.
"We want to thank our neigh-
bors in Kissimmee River Estates
for all their help," Mr. Clardy not-
The cats that perished includ-
ed a few kittens. An African Grey,
a Blue Ring Neck Parrott, a Cock-
atiel and a Quaker also perished
in the flames.
"We were in Okeechobee

Code magistrate fines ranch

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In spite of attorney Blaine Hib-
bert's, objections Michael and
Cynthia Ricker, owners of Mi-Cin
Ranch, are now being fined $100
a day for code violations.
, At a hearing on Tuesday after-
noon, May 20 special magistrate
Lois Nichols ruled that while there
may not be enough evidence to
substantiate that, Mi-Cir"�Raneh'
has held commercial events in
violation of- county code; they
are guilty of not having obtained
building permits.
Mr. Hi bert admitted that no
building permits have been se-
He said it was his clients' po-
sition that nonresidential agricul-
tural buildings are exempt from
the building code and therefore a
building permit is not required.
The Rickers had been cited for
not having a building permit for
an announcers' booth, not having
their arena lights inspected and
conducting commercial activities
in an-agricultural zoning area.
Mr. Hibbert said he was going
to appeal the special magistrate's

decision in circuit court. He re-
quested that imposition of a fine
be stayed pending the outcome
of the appeal process.
He stated that a continuing
fine would be intimidating to his
clients. Ms. Nichols did not buy
that argument.
Turning to other matters, the
properties of Juvenal Rojas and
Odila Pineda, Ezra and Theresa
Miller, Ferrell Development, Inc.,
-Doge'and' Marilyn Etchis6h-'and
Guy and Diane Dipert were found
to be in compliance and those
cases were dismissed.
Attorneys representing Law-
rence Elwell and Donald Spath
requested and were granted a
continuance of those cases until
next month.
Nix and Nix Land, LLC is in the
process of obtaining the proper
permits for their U.S. 98 N. prop-
erty. They were given until next
month to come into compliance.
Code enforcement officer Beth
Albert stated that Larry Black had
a storage building about 90 per-
cent completed and that he had
worked toward cleaning up his
N.E. Fifth Street property. He was
given until next month to com-

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plete the process.
Angel Flores and Maria Perez
had been cited for outdoor stor-
age of goods in a commercial
zoning district.
The property in question is a
produce market on N.W. Sixth
They were given until June
12 to cease outdoor storage after
business hours or face a fine of
up to $250 a day.
p Code enforcement officer Gina-
Gehrifng had previously cited Car-
olyn Jones for debris, unlicensed
vehicles and an unsecured pool
on her S.E. 16th Avenue property.
Mrs. Gehring stated that some
minor cleanup had been accom-
plished since the original citation
was written. Ms. Jones was given
Jutil June 12 to come into com-
pliance or she could be fined up
to to $250 a day.
The estate of Clara Brown Gh-
ent was fined $100 a day for every
day of noncompliance because of
debris and a damaged mobile on
the N.E. 14th Avenue property
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neighbors spotted the flames. By
the time firemen got there the
home was engulfed," Mr. Clardy
The Red Cross is assisting the
family in their time of need. The
family is also working on a fund
raiser and will set up a bank ac-
count to collect donations from
the community.
For more information on how
you can help the family you can
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DANCE: I remember when my child was in middle school and
they had a dance at the school itself, I could not believe how'some of
the young ladies were dressed. The dress code said, semi-formal or
'Sunday' dresses. I was amazed that parents would let 13-year-olds
out of the house in low cut tops, dresses with slits way up the side,
skin tight dresses that left nothing to the imagination, etc. Then they
are surprised when the young teenage girls get pregnant. I put the
blame on the parents because if a school official tries to say some-
thing about the outfit being inappropriate, the parents are the ones
who go ballistic.
PROM: I feel the Middle School prom went better than we ever
imagined. The young ladies and gentlemen had a wonderful time. I
know anytime I asked someone to do something, such as put some
space between them and their partner, they did it without argument.
The students from both middle schools meshed easily and got along
great. I know that I left there with a feeling that there is hope that this
will be one of the strongest classes in OHS history. So many of the stu-
dents thanked the adults when their rides arrived for pick-up, saying
"This is the best night I have ever had!" Yes, they can't wait for their
senior prom. So those that thought that we were stepping on senior
prom's toes, no worries there. For the most part, the students looked
fabulous. Some girls may have had dresses that were a bit tight, but
nobody was showing excessive cleavage or "rear-endage." The guys
were so proud of themselves and it showed. I feel the DJ did a won-
derful job. Although some might have questioned some choices in
music, that is going to happen no matter who is playing the music.
Stop and think about the music that we listened to when we were
growing up.
CLOTHES: Regarding the way kids were dressed at a dance, if you
see the way some parents let their kids run around all the time, then
what they wear to a dance would not surprise you. No wonder these
young girls get pregnant. They use so much make up, the boys think
they are much older, and their clothing is attracting the wrong kind of
attention. How you dress sends a message and the message some of
these girls are sending is why they wind up as teenage mothers. I do
not buy the "all the kids dress that way" attitude. All of the kids do not
dress that way -- just the ones whose parents are not doing their job
as parents. Parents can set limits, but some are too busy trying to be
their child's "friend" to teach the children limits.
- ATVS: I was reading about this property owner attacking some
kids on ATVs. While threatening them with a pistol and actually hit-
ting them was not right, they also should not have been on his prop-
erty. When you are trespassing on someone else's land, they might
well think you are up to no good. These kids need to stay off other
people's property. If you don't have explicit permission from the prop-
erty owner, you have no business on their property. If you don't know
who owns the land, stay off.
FIRES: I think we had all better go to church and pray for rain. The
brush fires and the muck fires are really bad and a good heavy rain is
about the only thing that is going to stop them. Is it wrong to hope for
a tropical storm or two?
PYTHONS: I am glad the state is finally doing something to control
the ownership and sale of exotic snakes. Annual registration fees are
a good idea. So is requiring the snakes to have something implanted
so they can be located if they get away. Anyone who lets a non-native
reptile of any kind loose should face a very heavy fine. The pythons,
iguanas and other non-native reptiles are destroying the Everglades
ecosystem. And they are reproducing so quickly I don't know if the
+ state will ever be able to get it back under control.
DRIVERS: With the smoke and morning fog, South Florida now
has smog. And it does reduce visibility. Driving is more dangerous.
Everyone just needs to slow down, take their time and be careful. If
you get in.a hurry, you'll just get in an accident. And then you will be
even later for whatever it is you are trying to get to. Slow down and
arrive alive.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS: If Americans want to stop illegal immi-
grants from coming here, all you have to do is take away the incentive.
If there were no jobs, they wouldn't come here. So if we would quit
being so lazy and go take all the jobs first, there would be no jobs
for'them. Of course that means we would have to mow lawns, pick
tomatoes and clean hotel rooms.
TRAIN STATION: We saved the driver's license office, thanks to
everyone who took the time to call, write a letter or email their state
representatives. Elected officials will listen if we make enough noise.
Now we need to get together and save the train station. With the cost
of gasoline, more people would ride the trains if they could. I would
love to see the state set up more train routes, such as from Okeecho-
bee to West Palm Beach to connect with the tri-rail system there. We
need to save the train station both for the future of public transporta-
tion and for the history of this town. Maybe the paper can tell us who
to call or write like they did with the driver's license office. Editor's
note: The old train depot is owned by CSX Railways. To voice
your opinions about the future of the Okeechobee train de-
pot, you can call CSX Lori Bergeron at 904-633-4837 or write
the CSX at 301 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For
more information on how you can help save historic build-
ings in Okeechobee, contact Toni B. Doyle, executive director,
Okeechobee Main Street, 111 NE Second Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972 863-357-MAIN(6246) or email at: okms@mainstree-

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Upcoming Events Community Events

Wednesday, May 21
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 863-357-3053.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863- 763-2893.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399 or 863-610-9176.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
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.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863- 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399 or 863-610-9176.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday, May 22
The Gathering Church will be holding their Men's Overcomers
Meeting. This is an addiction support and accountability group. It will
be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The Gathering
is located at 1735 SW 24th Avenue. For more information call Earl at
Agency on Aging announces upcoming board meeting The
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. Board of Di-
rectors meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in
the Board Room of the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee
Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The meeting is scheduled to begin
at 9:45 a.m. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular
agenda item of this meeting. Please call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on
Aging, at 561-684-5885 for more information.

Learning coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc Bylaws/Personnel Committee meeting will be held on
May 21, at 2 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Av-
enue, Okeechobee.

IRCC Chamber Series to begin
Encore Chamber Players at the IRCC Lifelong Learning Summer
Sunset Series Thursday, May 22, 8 p.m. at the Wynne Black Box The-
atre, on the IRCC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce.
The Encore Chamber Players are one of Florida's Most Prestigious Or-
chestral and Chamber Music Groups. Tickets are $10. Call 1-866-866-
4722 ext. 7880.

Compulsive Overeaters to meet
Compulsive Overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of
overeaters anonymous beginning May, 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Just for
Today Club, 101 NW 5th Street (next to Nature's Pantry). Overeaters
anonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating com-
pulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or 863-

Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on May,
27 at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee School Board Of-
fice. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify
issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for chil-
dren and their families. Guest speakers will include Joni Ard, Cathleen
Blair, Mary Hurley and Leslie Lundy. The public is invited. For more
information please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext. 257.

IRCC to present 'Rumors'
"Rumors" May 29-31, at 8 p.m. and May 31, at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center, IRCC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce. Neil Simon's classic play featuring IRCC Fine Arts Program the-
atre alumni. Tickets are $12. Call the IRCC Box Office at 1-800-220-
9915 or visit www.ircc.edu.

Drop in Center plans an Open House
The Mental Health Association in Indian River County cordially in-
vites the public to an open house on Friday, May 23, from noon to 2
p.m. Welcome House Drop in Center is located at 1925 Hwy 441 SE.
The peer run center is a place for adults recovering with an emotional
or psychiatric problem to help them engage in socialization and re-
gain some of their independence. For more information call Hilda or
James at 863-467-1026.

Arts, crafts and Antique Cars
J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W Conners, is looking for crafters and
antique car owners for their third annual Arts and Crafts Festival and
Antique Car Show on May 31, and June 1, which will be held to sup-
port Martha's House through a $10 donation. For more information
call Patricia Brown 772-332-3149.

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2008 OHS football season is planned

Thomas Jerald Godwin and Heather Ann Dowling


Heather Ann Dowling and
Thomas Jerald Godwin III will be
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The bride is the daughter or
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The groom is the son of

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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The football schedule for this
fall was released this month and
the team will have six regular sea-
son home games this year. Home
games include a Sept. 5, date with
Jupiter Christian, Avon Park on
Sept. 12, Glades Day on Oct. 3, Ft.
Pierce Central on Oct. 10, Martin
County on Halloween and Jensen
Beach on Nov. 7. Road games in-
clude games at Sebring on Sept.
19, Sebastian River on Sept. 26,
Fort Pierce Westwood on Oct. 23,
and Clewiston on Nov. 14.
A number of coaching po-
sitions will be up for grabs at
Okeechobee High School in the
fall. The school is looking for a
ninth grade volleyball coach, as-
sistant football coaches, a girl's
varsity soccer coach, an assistant
wrestling coach, a head boy's
track coach, and a swimming

Sports News in Brief

Monthly fishing
tournament planned
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."
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there is a,$10 big fish pot. You can
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is required and the deadline to
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and we are on target for another
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The Brighton Seminole Indian
Reservation will once again host
this year's purple and white foot-
ball scrimmage. Dinners will also
be served to help raise funds for
the football program at OHS. The
game is this Friday, May 23.
The high school football team
held a walk-a-thon fundraiser on
Saturday and many local residents
won prizes from local businesses
including gift certificates, fishing
tackle and a slab of ribs.
The girl's softball team will
hold their annual awards banquet
on Saturday, May 24.
Bryan Suarez picked the
wrong time to have bronchitis as
the illness likely kept him from
winning a state title earlier this
month. Still he said he has no re-
grets about his career, "It didn't
turn out the way I planned, and
I planned for years. After awhile I
realized I have what a lot of state
champions don't have. I have
friends that run with me everyday
and I love them to death. They've
taught me more than just run-
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what I am today."
Suarez noted he's learned you
take what you've been given,
and do the best you can. He said
things happen for a reason and
he thinks God made it this way so
he'd realize what he really does
have in life.
Boys soccer Most Valuable
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already practicing for next year
and hopes to keep the Brahmans
playing at a high level, "I'm a cap-
tain and if someone needs to step
up and make sure we do well, I'll
gladly take the responsibility."
Monica Koger said she in-
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next year. She was named second also is a top player in volleyba
team all conference this year. She and track.

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Okeechobee High School Honor Roll

Third Nine Weeks
Gold Honor Roll
4.0 all A's
Abner, Adrianna
Abner, David
Brothers, Tiffany
Cabansay, Elbert
Duenas, Andrea
Hammack, Leanne
Helble, Cassandra
Hernandez, Alma
Jamison, Amanda
King, Evan
Mislan, Amy
Pfennig, Jared
Shockley, Kristina
Torres, Sandra
Van Gorder, Amanda
Garcia, Juan
Johnson, Kristin
Link, Samantha
Rodriguez, Maria
Schrock, Jonathan
Shripka, Jillian
Stevens, Mathew
Clements, Megan
Fowler, Christopher
Hoover, Justin
McKee, Valerie
Mendoza, Fernando
Mullin, Megan
Mullis, Janna
Ruiz, Maria
Spears, Michelle
Turner, Kathleen
Velasquez, Alayda
Silver Honor Roll
Ayala-Borja, Elizabeth
Boswell, Rina
Bryant, Jesse
Burch, Whitley
Burk, Leah
Byassee, Rachel
Castilleja, Bianca
Castillo, Josue
Clements, Nicholas
Coker, Michael
Conn, Jarelle
Durham, Jesse
Enfinger, Bethany
Esquibel-Lopez, Ben-
Estrada, Raul
Fipps, Heather
Franco, Michael
Furphy, Edmund
Garza, Vanessa
Hall-Fryson, Charnel
Hand, Cynthia
Hargraves, Kyrstin
Hernandez, Paula
Herndon, Rachel
Hill, Kelly
Holt, Rachel
Howard, Stephanie
Jones, Nicholas
+ Kelly, Cory

Kennedy, James
Lawton, Jarvis
Lea, Nathan
Lugo, Anna
McCall, Angela
McDowell, Ali
Medina-Carrion, Mayra
Neal, Patrick
Nealis, Jordyn
Olvera, Maria
Orozco, Ignacio
Patterson, Kayla
Ponce, Daisy
Read, Brittany
Roberson, Ashley
Rucks, Lindsey
Sandoval-Lopez, Brenda
Santibanez, Isaura
Serrett, Kristen
Skeen, Barbara
Smith, Brittany
Smith, Jacob
Standefer, Steven
Strickland, Matthew
Suarez, Elia
Urbano, Maria
Valcaniant, Alicia
Walker, Matthew
Williams, Katie
Yates, Stephanie
Zinski, Erica
Zipperer, Heather
Ascencio, Rosalba
Barnes, Randi
Beamer, Courtney
Bearden, Catherine
Billie, Allyson
Brazil, Timothy
Burnham, Joy
Candler, Nathan
Carpenter, Jerrel
Carrier, Brittany
Carson, Remington
Chaisson, Stephen
Christian, Jessica
Christian, Joshua
Colgan, Cassandra
Conroy, Meghan
Delahanty, Kelly
Dowling, Anthony
Estrada, Ruby
Fairchild, Rachel
Flores, Michelle
Foster, Rebecca
Freeman, Billie
Futch, Robyn
Gandarilla, Victor
Garcia, Liliana
Garcia, Melinda
Gonzalez, Marializbeth
Hair, Rebekka
Hauser, Barbara
Haymond, Stephanie
Hazellief, Kristal
'Hernandez, Miriam
Ibay, Krista
Ibay, Kristine Joy
Jeune, David
Lay, Sarah
Maldonado, Jose
Montoya, Esperanza
Murray, Cassandra

Olvera, Maria Del Rocio
Parow, Tiffany
Patel, Vick
Peterson, Seth
Ranftle, Brian
Rayman, Korinne
Rebollar, Araceli
Ritter, Melissa
Skeen, Dawn
Sulzer, Patricia
Talbert, Robin
Thomas, Heather
Thornton, Chasity
Timko, Kevin
Welch, Ashley
Williams, Grace
Aguilar, Ana
Aguirre, Ulysses
Albarran, Yesica
Arnold, Daryl
Arnold, Paige
Ball, Regina
Barker, Libby
Blackney, Karissa
Bosworth, Frances
Bowman, Vanessa
Carden, Shelby
Chapa, Nichole
Collier, Joanna
Crews, Kyndra
Davis, Deanna
Davis, Kayla
Dietrich, Robin
English, Taylor
Fallman, Cheyenne
Fowler, Shanice
Garcia, Carla
.Garcia, Naraly
Gonzalez, Jannet
Haddan, James
Hallin, Tara
Harvey, Austin
Hernandez, Jackeline
Herndon, Brittany
Herrera, Ricardo
Hiler, Ashleigh
Hobson, Dillon
Jones, Lionel
Little, Justin
Maze, Emily
McAllister, Myranda
McCall, Joshua
Miles, Myranda
Murphy, Kenneth
Murrow, Sarah
Olvera, Maria
Osceola, Ryan
Otersen, Reid
Pluskot, Austin
Rix, Tamara
Sanchez, Ximena
Sheffield, Roxanne
Skipper, Matthew
Solorzano, Ruth
Stewart, Sierra
Suarez, Katarina
Thomas, Ria
Torres, Luis
Trofibio, Siara
Valeriano, Fabiola
Varela, Graciela
Walls, Amanada

Wendt, Jennifer
Willard, Austin,
Bronze Honor Roll,
3.0-3.49 no D's or F's
Acheson, Ser'rene
Ayers, Tiffany
Boggs, Charles
Boldin, Jasmin
Bryner, Mitchell
Burnham, Jamie
Butler, Jamie
Castaneda, Johnny
Clark, Blair
Coker, Cassie
D'Ancona, Brian
Eckhardt, Kaylee
Eckhardt, Kylie
Esquibel, Asuncion
Gomez, Beatriz
Gruber, James
Harrell, Robert
Hayes, Holly
Higgins, Jacob
Huckabee, Abigail
Jervier, Aughustina
Jimenez, Giovanni
Jones, Calvin
Kelly, Sharod
Le Crenier, Kiefer
Little, Brittni
Marcum, Jordan
McLaughlin, Mark
Moros, Amelia,
Murrow, Kathryn
Neal, Latesha
Overton, Tabitha
Parramore, Kyle
Peterson, Heather
Platt, Frank
Renick, Raymond
Richey, Matthew
Riles, Dadricka
Robinson, Dustin
Roby, Jessica
Rogers, Garry
Rogers, Heather
Rousseau, Camille
Santibanez, Froilan
Smith, Kiyauna
Spangler, Caitlin
Stark, Bradly
Sulzer, Felicia
Tewksbury, Erin
Toledo, Ana
Torres, Rosalinda
Velasquez, Nicolas
Velazquez, Rebeca
Webb, Michael
Whidden, Jonas
Williams, Krysten
Wilson, Sabrina
Akins, Jacoben
Almond, Rene
Alvardo, Miseal
Ash, Shaneka
Ayala, Jose
Bailey, Luke
Banda, Amanda
Berry, Ashley
Bonham, Adam

Castillo, Raziel
Colt, Clayton
Cortez, Emily
Cortez, Emmanuel
Cruz, Cindy
Davis, Davonna
Davis, Septemberlyn
Delagall, Ciara
Delgado, Cinthia
Edge, Ashley
Fessel, Michael
Gomez, John
Gray; April
Hare, Stacie
Harris, Krischell
Heaton, Jonathan
Hedricks, Nicole
Hennon, Racheal
Hernandez, Beatriz
Hernandez, Elizabeth
Hert, Georgia
Holsombach, Michael
Huddleston, Cherie
Jacobs, Whitney
Joles, Jessica
King, Austin
Lancaster, Cecillya
Lawrence, Ashley
Lujan, Sergio
Maddox, Jennifer
Madrigal, Garrett
Marrero, Jacqueline
Mavroides, Andrea
Medina, Jessica
Miranda, Vanessa
Munoz, Cecilia
Myers, Gregory
Navarro, Adriana
Nielson, Alex
Nieto, Richard
Payne, Jimmy *
Pollard, Nathaniel
Ponce, Alejandro
Poulin; Michael
Pritchard, Taylor
Pryor, Lonnie
Ragamat, Shania
Rodriguez, Floribertha
Rush, Malcom
Sadler, Zachary
Sanchez, Celestino
Saucedo, Laura
Shaffer, Herbert
Stuart, Katelyn
Sullivan, Geromy
Tepetate, Rosalba
Thomas, Ruby
Tinsley, Heather
Torres, Ivan
Torres, Laura
Voss, Joseph
Wallace, Kaitlin
Webb, Craig
Whipple, Megan
White, Corey
Alonso, Ivone
Anuez, Monica

Boggs, Brittany
Borroto, Yolani
Brito, Marco
Brown, Brandon
Buck, Jewel
Buckner, Richard
Buhlmaier, Kory
Cabera, Andrea
Casas, Rubid
Casteneda, Misael
Castillo, Hilda
Chavez, Monica
Collins, Keonita
Crawford, Jonathon
Curren, Fallon
Davenport, lake
Dowler, Mindy
Duarte, Kristy
Foley, Lisa
Fonseca, Daiana
Foulke, Houston
Futch, Kimberly
Garcia, Natividad
Garcia, Saul
Garduno, Miguel
Garza, Allan
Gaucin, Caitlyn
Goins, Justin
Gray, Tonia
Hager, Lelia
Hardy, Caitlin
Hargraves, Brandon
Hart, Lindsey
Heater, Damon
Henderson, Miesha
Henry, Brittny
Hernandez, Griselda
Hernandez, Jdnathan
Hodges, John
Hughes, Dylan
Jaynes, Jillian
Johnson, Alonna
Joiner, Amber
Jones, Whitney
Julian, Jessica
Kicklighter, Christopher
Kinser, Charlene
Koger, Monica
Luviano, David
Martin, Christopher
Mauldin, Taylor
McNabb, Chelsea
Mendoza, Jose
Monti, Kyle
Moore, Amanda
Moore, Erin
Murphy, Alisha
Nieto, Ricardo
Nunez, Anna
O'Dell, Meghan
Parker, Taylor
Payne, Matthew
Peoples, Lucas
Perez, Crystal
Perry, Julie
Perviss, Alaina
Pinon, Jennifer
Piscatelli, Walter
Pringle, Tiffany
Raulerson, Kayla
Reed, Kristi

Resendiz, Micaela
Rodriguez, Gabriela
Rodriguez, Lydia
Rose, Brian
Sanchez, David
Sapp, Sache
Schoonmaker, Stephen

Shank, Christina
Shumate, Layton
Striaght, David
Striebel, Garth
Suarez, Stevan
Tewksbury, Adam
Tewksbury, Cameron

Thiboult, Lisa
Treadway, Kayla
Venables, Hailey
Vest, Natasha
Walker, Katie
Wilcox, Alisha
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Lucille Mae Conits, age 90, of
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She was born April 25, 1918 to
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dent of Okeechobee for the past
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grandhcildren, Stephen Blair, Lori
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Peace Lutheran Preschool is
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Church News in Brief I

Free live
music concert set
A free concert will be spon-
sored by the Buckhead Christian
Church with Blues bands, Classic
Rock and Contemporary Rock
The concert will be held at
the downtown park gazebo at 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 24.
If you have any question please
call Jerry at 863-467-6793.

Church service
hours changed
The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sundy School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship ser-
vice on Sunday at 10 a.m:, and
Sunday School at 9 a.m.

Church plans golf
Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health
Support group meets on the
second and fourth Thursday of
the month at 6 p.m. on Martin
County Grade. Call 772-597-0463
for information. Family members
are welcome.

Haven of Rest
Youth Camp
The Haven of Rest Church is
sponsoring a Christian Youth Camp
five days and four nights from
June 9-13. The cost will be $80.
For more information please call

Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dents in grades first through 12"'.
Programs are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and take
them home. For more informa-
tion, call 863-801-4307.

Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if you
need transportation to and from

these activities, call 863-467-1733.

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

BHR Church holds
A.A. 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 meetings on Monday nights
from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics. For information
call Chris at 863-467-5714.

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The following movies are now showing at
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day 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 9:20 p.m.
Theatre II - "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.
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Continued From Page 1
to initiate a new action seeking
equitable relief and damages,
the evidence for which would be
nearly identical to the evidence
that will be presented in this ac-
In order to avoid another in-
stance where the case becomes
moot due to Martin's gradua-
tion in the Spring of 2009, Judge
Moore allowed her to join this
case and reopen it.
The new trial date is Sept. 2.
Brandon Hensler, director of

Continued From Page 1
the medical examiner will also
try to determine how long the re-
mains had been lying in the 2- to
3-inch tall grass.
"The elements of heat, insects
and animals have taken a toll on
the body," he added.
The bones had been spread
about due to the actions of ani-
According to the detective, the
area is surrounded by a barbed
wire fence and is not readily ac-
cessible by vehicle. However,
someone could scale the fence

Continued From Page 1
1-800-342-5869.You may be eli-
gible for up to a $5,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest
and conviction of an arsonist.
Roads that may have reduced
visibility due to residual smoke
include: County Road 74, 720 and
721. State Roads affected are 27,
78 and 29.
Residents are advised to call
511 for updated road closures
and use the Florida Highway Pa-

communications with the ACLU
stated that, "We're very happy
about the judge's decision, and
look forward to get back to the
business at hand, defending stu-
dents' rights."
According to David Gibbs, the
OCSB attorney with Gibbs Law
Firm, the school board's policy
is clear: "To assure that student
clubs and organizations do not
interfere with the School Board's
abstinence only sex education
policy and the School Board's
obligation to promote the well-
being of all students, no club or
organization which is sex-based
or based upon any sexual group-

and reach the area on foot.
He went on to say that one
of the first questions asked of
the spray crew was if they had
sprayed the body, because the
spray could hamper the medical
examiner's tests. The workers as-
sured OCSO crime scene techni-
cians that they had not sprayed
the remains.
The detective said the remains
were transported to the medical
examiner's office by Tri-County
Mortuary Service.
If anyone has any informa-
tion that may help investigators
in this case they are asked to con-
tact Detective Rick Durfee at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice, 863-763-3117.

trol website http://www.flhsmv.
gov/fhp for current road closure
"Smoke is still a nuisance es-
pecially along the east side of
Lake Okeechobee," said DOF
spokesperson Melissa Yunas.
These roads are not shut down
but smoke advisory signs are
posted. Smoke may create condi-
tions where visibility on roadways
is seriously impaired.
Five wildfires include:
* Grassy Island - first reported
May 1: As of Tuesday, May 20 this
wildfire was 100 percent con-
tained at 2,756.4 acres.

ing, orientation, or activity of any
kind shall be permitted."
According to Mr. Rosenwald,
the ACLU is dedicated to invalidat-
ing the new policy which recently
added this paragraph dealing with
"sex-based clubs": "To assure that
student clubs and organizations
do not interfere with the school
board's abstinence only sex
education policy and the school
board's obligation to promote
the well-being of all students, no
club or organization which is sex-
based or based upon any sexual
grouping, orientation or activity of
any kind shall be permitted."
Mr. Gibbs stated on behalf
of the OCSB, that "We intend
to aggressively defend the right
of Okeechobee High School of-
ficials to act in the best interests
of the students according to this
policy. Okeechobee High School
should not be forced by the ACLU
through litigation to allow student
clubs that school officials do not
believe are in the best interests of
the students."
Previously, Judge Moore had
granted a preliminary injunction
ordering OHS to officially recog-
nize and allow equal access to
the GSA. This was a landmark de-
cision in that it was the first ruling
in which a judge found that GSA's
are not by definition "sex-based"
Judge Moore rejected the

* Myakka Cut - first reported
May 2: As of May 20, this wild-
fire was 50 percent contained at
23,000 acres. The fire continues
to actively spread within the con-
fines of the levies and canals that
encompass Lake Okeechobee.
* Robertson - first reported
May 11: As of May 20, this wildfire
was 100 percent contained at 21
* Curry Island - first reported
May 15: As of Mat 20 this wildfire
was 100 percent contained at 15
* Big Bear Beach - first re-
ported May 17: As of May 20, this

school's argument that the club
would violate its abstinence-only
education policy. The preliminary
injunction also allowed the les-
bian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender
and straight students to meet on
campus during the course of the
lawsuit to discuss issues about
bullying, tolerance and discrimi-
The lawsuit ultimately seeks
guaranteed equal access for the
Okeechobee GSA. Under the fed-
eral Equal Access Act, schools
that allow one club to meet on
campus are required to allow
any club to meet on campus. The
ACLU has won several similar
cases across the country.
On Nov. 15, 2006, the ACLU
brought suit in U.S. District Court
against the Okeechobee County
School Board and the principal
of O.H.S., after school district
administrators refused to allow
students to hold GSA meetings on
high school property.
On Feb. 28, 2007, a motion
to dismiss by the school board's
counsel was dismissed by Judge
Moore. Since Judge Moore found
that the school board could be
held liable to the GSA students,
the ACLU agreed to release O.H.S.
principal Toni Wiersma from the
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Agencies involved in the fire-
fighting efforts include Florida Di-
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Fire/Rescue, South Florida Water
Management District, US Army
Corps of Engineers, Clewiston
Fire Rescue, FL Department of
Agriculture, Florida Department
of Transportation, Florida High-
way Patrol and Glades County
Sheriff's Office.
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books n 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

Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450

Fish Scaler-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver
PEDAL CAR - 1950s, childs,
nice original, $225.
Foot powered, $50. Call

works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator, stove,
microwave and dishwasher
$1000 (863)763-2208
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore
90 series, top loading wash-
er. $150 will sep-or best of-
fer (863)517-1358
WASHER - Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.

FRYER - Electric, New, Multi
baskets, Great fish fryer.
Paid $100. Asking $50.

FENCE GATES - different siz-
es. $500 for all or will sell
separate. In good condition
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TANNING BED - '06/'07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
$1500 (863)517-1965

new. Only 1 book opened.
K-2nd grade level. $70

20x30X12 $4300. 25x40X14
$6890. 30X50X14 $7900.
35X56X16 $11,500.
40X60X16 $14,900.
50X140X19 $41,600.
60X100X18 $32,800. Pio-
neer since

Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
ROOF SHEETING - 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
takes all. (863)612-6575
bundles. $200 for all, will
sell separate.
SERVICE BOX - Inside service
box, 150 amp, complete.
$125 (863)612-6575

BABY BED - 3 stage, with all
bedding & mattress, $75.
BABY ITEMS - Crib, Itroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
BABY WALKER - Kolcraft, 2 in
1 Tiny Steps, Great condi-
tion, $30 (863)467-1396
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CAR SEAT - Infant car seat,
only used twice. $20
(863)763-6747 Iv msg
TOUCH SWING - asking $70
in excellent condition
PLAYPEN - new, asking $50
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In th rIa.flmiap.

Maternity Clothes- Pants,
skirts, tops, dresses, medi-
um and large $50 or will
separate (863)763-7609
Nursing Scrubs- Tops and
Pants, med. and large, varie-
ty of colors, $60 or will sep-
arate (863)763-7609
PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
ately. (863)675-2804
Strapless, Size 18. $150
beautiful, may be altered, pd
$989, sell for $400.
brand new, may be altered if
needed, pd $1189, sell for
$400. (863)697-9613

1000)- Racing & Comic.
ate 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$300 neg 863-763-8943
JUKE BOX - Old, Play's 45's.
Fine shape. $100
Approx. 3600 football &
baseball cards. $80. for all
(863)763-4098 Leave msg.

LAPTOP - Apple, Power Book
G4, $450. (772)461-8822
Ft. Pierce.
Pentium Computer- tower,
keyboard, mouse and scan-
ner included, CALL TO SEE
$75 neg. (863)467-8681

BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35
(863)763-7355 will deliver
Find It faster. Sen It soon-
er in the classified

FIREPLACE - Brand new, with
heater insert . $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg

BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
Bombay Furniture- Cherry,
Twin bed mattress set,
Chest, Night Stand, $250 or
best offer (863)763-5876
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
$600. (863)675-3016
BUNK BED - wooden, with
desk and 4 drawer dresser, 2
mattresses, paid $800 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-1301
BUNK BEDS - White, metal
frame w/futon & twin mat-
tress, good condition. $200
CHINA CABINET - 50"wx74"t,
top 13", bottom 16", solid
oak, $75. (863)357-9947
CHINA CABINET - Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made: 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
$450. Call 863-447-0230
67"x19.5"x31", solid wood,
$50. (863)357-9947
top w/ stainless steel bot-
tom. $50 (863)467-9892
DINING TABLE - Solid pine
trestle w/4 upholstered
chairs & 1 bench. $80
53" W x 45" H, 4 shelves,
holds 27" TV. $50
55" wide, solid light wood,
fits 27" TV, must see, $125.
Call 863-675-1634
holds up to 60" TV, dark wal-
nut finish, w/compartments,
$400. (863)697-2032
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71, 4 drawers and
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208

Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up..

w/twin sz pull out bed. Match-
ing ottomans w/storage. $425.
Neg. (863)357-1560
RECLINER - burgundy, exc.
cond., $65. (863)214-3850
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Big
Man, leather, like new, $250.
(863)675-2804 . .
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Side By
Side, Love seat type. $200
or best offer. (863)675-2006
covered. $100 or best offer
SLEEPER SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
$90 (863)214-3850
SOFA - 82", 3 cushions, Cen-
tury, off-white & blue floral,
$75. Call 863-447-0230
SOFA & CHAIR - leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
(863)675-4098 evenings
SOFA BED - Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100

I Garage/
Yard Sales

Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 21, 2008 11

SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
offer. (863)801-1551
mattresses are in excellent
condition. $200 or best offer

GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
Charger. $999
GOLF CLUBS - Complete set.
New condition. $200

CIAL' asking $275
GUN CABINET - Holds 6 rifles.
Glas s doors & bottom draw-
er. Locks. Asking $200
LLAMA 380 - Small version of
1911. $200 (863)674-0613
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce

TREADMILL - Fold away style.
$125 (863)261-7342

White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
dian, turquoise & coral, ster-
ling silver, $450 or best
Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(next to UPS store)


and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250

TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
cellent condition, $650 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
WHEELCHAIR-', Merit. Electric.
New. condition. $1000.
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training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify - Job placement as-
sistance. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
steel, $900. (863)447-1624 *
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-

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Beer Keg Cookers- 1 full, 1/2,
1/4 burner, tank, table, uten-
sils, $100 (8.63)946-9145
chargeable (EAR PIECE),.
Samsung, with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL 8.
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
Call 863-467-5299

keys with stand, like new,
$120 (863)763-1878
DRUM SET - Tama $250
ELEC GUITAR - Ibanez, with
amplifier $300
120 watt, 3 channel $300 or
best offer(863)763-1878
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
UPRIGHT PIANO - Antique in
beautiful condition. $700 or
free to a church(w/tax free
docs) (863)763-6140

Bird cage- large, green, play
top, comes with cockatiel
$150 or best offer
Colby Pitt Bull- male, 1 yr. old,
needs fenced yard, shots, to
a good home only, $250 or
best offer (863)532-8209
DOG BOX - 2 Bay, Conduit
Diamond Plate. $400 or pos-
sible trade for smaller box.
DOG PEN - 10x10, chain link,
brand new, exc. cond., $200
or best offer. (863)763-3822
or (863)634-9945
Rabbits For Sale- 5 total
$35 or will separate

Sand, Complete, Simple set
up. 3 Ft. x 12 Ft. $30
VITA SPA - 2 person, gray
granite finish, 10 jets, w/cov-
er, self contained, 0lo assem-
bly $500 (863)763-7875
:Satl~lte 069

Wild Blue, $150 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7854

BUGGY - V6 Buick, 2WD
trans. 1/2 ton running gear.
42" Swamper's. Must sell
$2500. Neg. (863)673-8910.
tom rod, 65 Bait Runner on
7' custom rod, new,
$450/neg. 863-824-766.

CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr
old, biggest & best in series.
$398 (678)791-2737


0 o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular

CURTIS MATHIS 1V - 27 inch,
works good. $50

NASCAR Brickyard 400 tick-
ets 2 race, Paddock Penths.,
B-17 Row A, seats 11-12,
$317 Firm 302-653-7233.

phase. $200 (863)467-5401
or (772)359-2923
w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft
hose, moving, must sell.
$175 (863)634-2154
CHAIN SAW - electric, 20ft
extendable pole $50
120/240. $2500
863)234-1230 or
GENERATOR - Electric 17,500
waft. Brand newly Never
used. Mounted on utility trail-
er. $2900 (863)946-0989
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
leave message please
TABLE ROUTER - Craftsman,
like . new, $50.
TOOL PKG - tools in great
cond, value $1400 asking
$750 (863)634-2154

VACCUM - Kirby with all at-
tachments. $100
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-

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FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490

GELDINGS (3) - Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.
SADDLE - Big Horn all leather
western youth saddle, 14"
w/girth, like new cond, rust
color. $395 (863)763-2692
Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, rides well, $550
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109

dies, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
low, steel frame, Excellent
condition. $150.
(863)357-6315. Okee.
man, 18hp, Work Horse, 50"
cut, good cond., $550 or
best offer (
Lawn Sweeper- Huskee,
17 cubic foot
New $250, Asking $100
cu. ft. Hooks to the back of
lawn mower. $100
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
NEW 250 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki
electric row. $3,500
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher Yellow &
Green. $60 (863)634-8880
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero � Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER - Craftsman,
25hp, 48" cut, 2006 model
w/cruise control, perfect
cond. $500 (863)386-2207
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
Automatic 120. $1500 Firm.
SCAG 52" - Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair
TORO ZTR '02 - 42" cut,
16.5hp, good condition, very
clean, $2000

Neck '92 Sundowner, 3
horse flant w/pack & Irg
dressing room. $8000 or
best offer (863)697-3036
$200 or best offer. Call
evenings (863)675-4098


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

Always Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mol Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
Duplex For Rent
2/2 w/ garage, access to pool
and tennis courts, lawn
.maintenance included
$800/mo. 1st & security
IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
Move In Special!
1/ off 1st months rent
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
blk. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
BA, W&D., Lg. fenced patio.
2 until. 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

OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
dep. Call 772-215-0098
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Near
town. $850 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call


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

Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
available, within new com-
mercial bidg., all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545

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 Wanted1065
Resort Property .
Sale 10'70
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%apr! For List-
ings/Info (800)482-9419.
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
$129,900 (863)484-0809
NEED TO SELL 2000 Homes
of Merit, Owner finance avail.
3/2 lake access. Around cor-
ner from Buckhead Lock. 1730
SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal roof,
front/back 'decks. $155K.
pvt. 1 acre lot, large oaks.
or sale by owner. Call Nikki

* Land Auction * 250 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing Free Brochure
800-890-1292 www.LAND-

Boat Storage
Recreati aDepot

BASSWOOD LOT for sale by
owner - NW 36th St. Priced
to sell quick. Call
863-634-3580 or 634-5334

porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. Studio apt
for extra person. $1300/mo
+ Sec dep. or will rent sep-
arately. Call (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/1ba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
Rentl Lg 2/2 home in MH. 1
block from water, good
neighborhood. Lg yard. Call
Nikki 754-264-2343

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
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing
Mobile Home liquidation sale.
All inventory must go. Low
down payment, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $41,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)f75-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
New Homes of Merit 28x56
doublewide $54,900 in-
cludes A/C and setup. Low
down payment, easy financ-
ing. Call 863-675-8888
REPO Zone II 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c incl
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) .612-6511 or
(863) 675-8888
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835

Townhs. Updated kitchen. All
appl's. W&D. $875 mo. 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-5965

3br/2ba CBS home, no smok-
ing, lease option, located in
Okeechobee Park $1095
month (863)357-0420
3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
4bd 2.5ba Home only
$325/mo! 2bd lba only
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%APR For Listings & info
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent.
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
,BHR - 3br, 2ba,
1800 sf, Lake Access
$900 mo.
Brand New 3/2 in Dixie Ranch
Acres, W&D Hookup. $1100
mo. 1st, last & sec.
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
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-
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
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, 2ba,
$1300/mo, 1st & Sec Dep.,
802 SW 3rd Ave.
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
Rent or Rent w/Option to Buy
5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, Ig living rm, kit. & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond. Zoned Ag. $900. mo. +
ast & sec, dep. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm
3br/2ba, $2000 down,
$1300/mo all going towards
principle, Bruised credit
okay: (863)467-0128 or
RENTAL APT - on Ranch set-
ting. Very clean, No pets,
$575/mo. 1st & Sec.
Call (863)467-9800

Grand Opening Sale! Satur-
day, May 31st! 1+ acre lake
access just $29,900- in-
cludes FREE boat slips! On
160,000 acre recreational
lake in Kentucky. Save
$5000 GUARANTEED Prime
dockable lakefront available.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Be 1st to seel Call
now (800)704-3154, x1825.
$49,900. New to market.
Gently sloping lakefront es-
tate on private bass lake.
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Neck, 28 ft long, new tires.
Asking $3000
WINNABAGO, 1967 - 20',
good condition, $900 or best
offer: Call (863) 467-5680


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

Auto bile s 4 I "

CHEVY CAMARO '94 - Black, t
tops, alum whls, V6, auto,
32 mpg, a/c, runs great.
$2950 (863)532-9494
needs starter, exhaust, body
& Int. repairs, new trans,
$3.000. (772)528-6698
CHEVY LUMINA 1999 - $2500
or best offer. (863)763-4493
FORD FOCUS, '02 - auto, cold
a/c, 4 dr., runs great,
35mpg, $4900.
MERCEDES '91 - 4 dr, all
power, sunroof, 6 cyl. $1200
(863)697-2791 after 3pm


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035

bottom, w/trailer, 17ft x 8ft,
31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil.
$3500 (772)216-5541
BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good cond.
$2000 (863)697-0398
BASS TRACKER - 17', w/40hp
& trailer, newly tuned up,
water pump, runs great,
$2850. (239)707-7097
JON BOAT - 14', V-hull, alumi-
num, needs a little work,
w/trailer, paddles, troll motor
$400 (863)699-2079
w/tractor tires, 6 ton rearend,
straight 6 chevy eng.,
$3000. (239)707-7097
Cam ersM 310

HITCH - Class II for Kia Sedo-
na '02 - '05, includes all at-
tachments. $150 or best
offer. (863)357-7747
'86 - 5.0 motor & trans.
$500 (863)612-1003
MOTOR & TRANS - Chevy '96-
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles.
$1500 for both, will separ-
ate. (863)801-3885
NERF BARS - For Jeep Wran-
ler, new in box, fits '87-'95.
225 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good
condition. $1000
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi-
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150
STEP BARS - w/brackets,
chrome plated stainless steel
from '06 Dodge quad cab,
$300. (863)763-2664
parts, $125 or best offer.
TIRES - 4, Goodyear Wrangler
MTR, 245 75 16, good con-
dition, $180. 863-697-0996
TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P
Zero 360/710/R17, brand
new. $500 or best offer.
Edition fiberglass w/splilt
door, fits Chevy Long bed.
$400 neg (863)634-7230'
TOOL BOX - Diamond plate,
$150. (863)763-2664
TOPPER - 1 yr old, 72W x 80L
x 28H Florida Line, side win-
dows, front & rear glass.
$450 neg (863)532-9366
TOW DOLLY - Heavy duty auto
tow dolly. $300
TRAC RAC - Aluminum ad-
justable ladder rack for full
size pickup. $350 or best of-
fer. (863)697-0328
P ickp rck 45

CHEVY % TON, '75 - runs
good, drives good, $1,500.
(954)914-2423 anytime
DODGE TRUCK '84 - 235 6
cyl, 4 spd, runs good, new
clutch, shocks, distr, alter &
univ. $1250 (863)763-3669
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2500 (863)763-6216
FORD F100, '77 - runs great,
asking $800.
FORD F150, 1989 - 6" lift,
fresh rebuilt front dif. &
trans., $2,000. Call
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab; 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
(863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '99 - Xtra cab 4
dr, V8, auto, loaded, 100k
mi, very good cond, dk blue.
$4250 (561)718-8580 Okee
Ford F150 flareside 1994. Au-
to, power steer/locks, bedlin-
er, Mark 3. Must sell. $3,495
LaBelle (863) 675-4822
FORD RANGER '98 - Single
cab, cold a/c & cd player,
must sell. $2200 or best of-
fer (863)673-0528
TOPPER - Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up, approx 71" x
71". Great condition. $200.

CHEVY TRACKER 1998 - 4 Dr,
PW, PL, Air, Heat, 70,170
miles. Good on gas. Asking
$5000 neg. (772)370-0262


COACHMAN RV '75 - 1 ton, 23
ft, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
orig mi, runs good. $1000
ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
HITCH - Reese, for 5th Wheel.
$200 (863)467-2139
MOTOR HOME '1985 - $1000
call for details
sleeps 2, new tires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
$300. (863)805-2869

BOAT ANCHORS - 2, Stainless
steel, Holding pontoon boats,
in place. $70. or will sep.
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $430

1200 Sportster. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107

Mossy Oak, Camo, large,
with goggles, never used
$100 (863)885-1172
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston
'00 - 4x4, low hours, needs
some TLC, ready to ride.
$2000 neg (863)673-4594
4x4 ATV, winch, fr bumper,
alum wheels, trailer, 675 mi,
$5000 neg (863)697-1771
2002 with worn winch, good
cond. $2,500/best offer. Call
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. $1600
YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trlr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730



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good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$3500 (772)475-3191
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier,
leather seats, loaded, red,
$3000 firm (863)763-5005
MUSTANG '93 - World class
T5 trans, all in working or-
der, no noise or shift prob-
lems. $400 (863)634-5742
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $750! 94
Toyota Camry $7501 For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
SATURN LS - '2000, 4 door,
White, Runs Great. $4000.
or best offer. (863)357-0007
Okee. area. Leave message

lectible, $2500.
863-234-1226 or

CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK, '88 - no
title, no motor or trans, body
in great shape, $400 or best
offer. (561)449-1559
V6, has rust, runs good, a/c
works, $1200 or best offer.
FORD BRONCO - 1967, 4wd,
1 Owner. Runs great, but
needs brakes. $3800
JEEP CHEROKEE, '98- 4x4, 2"
lift kit, new brakes, tires,
custom rims, well maint.,
$4,000. (863)634-5742

EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
GOLF CART - EZ Go Club, gas
powered, with roof & club
carter, $1700.
^^^^^B I'

FORD BRONCO II, (2) '90, 1
w/ac, 1 without, good shape,
$3300 will sell separately.
$1500. 863-234-1226 or

gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER - 6x12, single axle,
w/tool box, $800 or best of-
fer. (239)986-0296
UTILITY TRAILER - 2 axle, 6 x
16, $1100. (863)634-3280.

'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200
pass. Capt chairs, rear air,
PW,PL, AC, 150K, $3800

Public Ntices

Public Notice 5005
State Public �
Legal Notice 5500

CASE ND.: 2007-CA-477
whose last known address was 731
Jenkins Road, FtL Pierce, orida
34947, and all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against JOANNA
NICHOLS McEWEN and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein de-
Complaint to quiet title on the following
described real property, to-wit.
Lot 87, Block 59, BASSWOOO, INC.,
UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
51, of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Flrida.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CAS-
SELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Box 968, 400
Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34973, on or before the 30th
day of May, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's Attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
This Notice shall be published once
each week for four (4) consecutive
weeks in the "Okeechobee News."
DATED this 22nd day of April, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court --
By'/S/Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
271873 ON 4/30;5/7,14,21/08

12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Trent Davis scampers into-third base for a first inning triple during Monday's game.

All Stars lose in title game

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Optimism was high for the 11-
year-old All Stars from Okeecho-
bee Monday as they hosted the
District 17 Little League tourna-
ment of champions at Alderman
The team had defeated Hobe
Sound, soundly, (no pun intend-
ed), on Saturday, 8-4, and had one
of their top hurlers, Luis Leon on
the mound to face Port Salerno
on Monday night in the champi-
onship game.
Port Salerno had other ideas.
They pounded out 14 hits in
five innings and defeated the
Okeechobee boys, 15-3, which
dropped the Lil' Brahmans into
the loser's bracket game Wednes-
day night.
Ryan Nolan had three hits,
three runs scored, and two runs
batted in for Port Salerno. John
Murphy chipped in with three
runs scored, -and two singles.
Zack Gaylord added two hits,
three runs scored, and four runs
batted in for the Port Salerno all
Brandon Pearson pitched a
complete game as he allowed
just one, hit, a first inning triple by
Trent Davis, and struck out eight.
-- Port Salerno scored three runs
in the top of the first with Nolan
driving in two with a double. Cho-
bee battled back with two runs in
the bottom of the first with some
aggressive base running leading
the way. Brandon Shockley was
hit by a pitch and later scored on a
throwing error on a controversial
play at home plate. The umpire
ruled the catcher had blocked
the baseline without possessing
the ball which allowed the run
to score. Leon also walked and
scored as the Lil' Brahmans tried.
to stay close.
However Port Salerno scored
three more times in the third on
RBI singles by Nolan and Nick
Moore to make it 6-2.
Port Salerno added two more
runs in the fourth, and then put
the game away with a seven run
fifth inning. Errors and bases on
balls plagued the Brahman hurl-
Leon scored Okeechobee's
final run when he walked and

scored on a throwing error, the 12-year-old, All Stars lost to
The other Lil' Brahman All Star Port St. Lucie, 6-4.
teams hada busy week as we'll. The 11l-year-old All sSars will
teamplay Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at
The 13-and-over All Star squad Alderman Field.
defeated Port Salerno 13-0, while

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