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Publication Date: June 6, 2008
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8 Friday, June 6,2008

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VBS hasi
island theme
Surf's up at Outrigger Island
Vacation biblee School. This
tropical adv nture will help kids
develop the stability they need to
become unshakeable in a world
of shifting sands. Age 3 to adult
are invited at Oakview Baptist
Church June 16-20. No charge to
attend. Pre-registration Kick-Off
on Saturday, June 14, 9-11:30
A.M. For more information call
the church office @ 763-1699
Or the V.B.S. Director, Debbie

Church plans
'Fun in the Son'
"Fun in the Son" Vacation
Bible School will be from June
16-23 at First United Method-
ist Church. It will be a "beach
party blast." Classes for all Ages
and stages will follow a light
supper that begins at 5 p.m.
with rotation classes for chil-
dren/youth and an adult class
which continue from 5:30 un-
til 8:30 p.m. The program in-
cludes cooking, crafts, puppet-
ry, recreation, music and story
telling. The adult study will be
Andy Stanley's "Tvisted." Reg-
istration is now open by calling
the church office at 863-763-
4021 or by mailing fumco3@

VBS every Sunday
This summer children in the
community are invited to at-
tend vacation Bible school at
9 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
First United Methodist Church
will be going on a "Son Safari"
each week from June 8 to July,
20, learning all about God's
truths from the natural world.
Do you know why pineapples
ji,- ,"''i' H-rW en4 idea why
the eagle can soa higher than
any other bird? Each Sunday
morning there will be a differ-
ent learning station: from cook-
ing to crafts; from games to
puppetry. To register call Nancy
Vaughan at the church office,

Drought Index
Current: 556
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.53 feet
Last Year: 8.98 feet
Sponsored By:

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

Classified 8, 9
Comics 5
Community Events................... 4
Crossword 5
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 7
TV 4
Weather 2
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Lake level is dropping again

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Lake Okeechobee is drop-
ping, and water conservation is
essential. However, it remains
to be seen if the effects of the
drought will be worse this year
than last.
Last November, South Florida
Water Management officials (SF-
WMD) offices were predicting
lake levels to drop to between
seven and eight feet.
On June 4 of this year, SFW-
MD reported that the lake level

was 9.54. The lake has dropped 2.35 inches belhw the historical
about three quarters of a foot average for the nonth. However,
since the last week in May, mak- Oklechobee was not quite so
ing it about 3.5 feet below the dr with a total rainfall of only
historical average for this time of 0.59 inches below nomal for the
year. However, the lake is nine month in Okeechobee
inches higher than this time last Most of the 16 county area,
year. The lake has been below including Okeechobee received
11 feet for nearly 15 months. \vell below normal rainfmi for
On July 2 of last year the lake the last dry season from NoN\m-
fell to an all time low of 8.82 feet. ber 1 through the end of May.
The previous record was low Last year the Okeechob5e
was 8.97 set in May of 2001. 'Utility Authority (OUA), whose
District wide over the 16 coun- -'primary source of water is the
ties served by SFWMD rainfall i' lake, modified their water intake
for the month of May was about/so that now the utility can draw

Hurricane season: Hospital

ready f9r storms
^i~SS'frC 'g 4al W&^timf

.0" .h ee News,'Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Seminar was', well received where
speakers and coordinators: (left to right) Jenny Pung, Bill Casiaik;, Teresa Chandler,
Debbie Riddle, Billy Dean, Julie Shook and Jon Geitner were just ipme of the speakers

to educated the approximately 50 in attendance. .

Energency safeguards Wn place

By Chauna Aguilar ability of a disaster by setting in ensure t ey will be able to get
Ok echobee News place emergency procedures to work ir [here isn't any elec-
7hi iand safeguards for the hospi- tricity at focal gas stations.
.'his is the second of a se- tal. Watei is the next resource
rins of Hurricane Preparedness These procedures are all that one must have in the event
d(ticles. Additional articles will encompassed in an emergency of a disajiter. While the hospital
incabde information from each manual which must be ap- has case and cases of drink-
of the, speakers that were fea- proved each year by the county ing wa"ernV hand at all times,
toured at the "American Red emergency management direc- they also h-ye other systems in
Cross Seminar. tor. place to pri. iide water to the
On Tuesday, June 3, ap- Raulerson Hospital has hospital.
proximately 50 local citizens learned like other government Fwerst of all"t te have deep
attended the American Red entities during the 2004 andwells whichpro e water to
Cross Hurricane Preparedness 2005 hurricanes, in Florida the toilets and sheers Thmosey
Seminar which was sponsored They now have a generator also have a. re, ers water. It
by Seacoast National Bank and that powers the entire hospital ystem which eas water. It
Rauletson Hospital. including the air conditioning. provi e p r day. An ample
Bill Casian, the public rela- This allows the hospital to able water per day. An amkep on
tions director for Raulerson continue to operate in the event supply of foor eme is also kept on
Hospital spoke of what com- that Florida Power and Light is Medication is also a top con-s.
placency can cause in the event unable to provide electricity to cern for thedication hospital. They have
of a disaster--more injuries, their facility. cermany for theeks f medication on
This causes the hospitals to They also have enough fuel hand for their patients in the
have to be able to take care of on hand to last approximately event of an er ergency.
more patients !i' the event that four weeks. Each department in the hos-
local citizens are not prepared Mr. Casian also explained pital has a section in the emer-
for a potential disaster, that Raulerson has regular fuel agency manril for many dif-
Raulerson Hospital is con- on site in the event of an emer- I
stantly preparing for the possi- agency for employee use so they See Safegfards Page 2

Concert in the

park is tonight

By Victoria Hannon The concert will feature
Okeechobee News City of David, Hello Revolution,

Flagler Park will be rocking
A free Christian rock concert
is planned June 6, from 5 to 10
"This is a community
event," said Jackie Boone, who
does promotions for Reach FM.
"We are trying to get people
out to see what is available in
Okeechobee; to see what is out

Prodigal Son and DJ Obadiah.
"All these bands have a great
background in their communi-
ties," said Ms. Boone. "They
are very good at reaching the
younger adults and hopefully
they will be able to minister to
the kids."
The bands are also all from
Florida. City of David comes
from West Palm Beach, Hello
See Concert Page 2

water from a lake level as low
as 3.5 feet. Since then the utility
has also explored the possibility
of using more groundwater from
wells. In addition, the utility now
has an emergency pump to draw
water from the Rim Canal.
One positive result of the
drought is improved water
quality. At last week's meeting
of the County Coalition for Re-
sponsible Management of Lake
Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Ca-
loosahatchee estuaries and Lake
Worth Lagoon, Martin County
C-mmissioner Sarah Heard and

Lee County Commissioner Ray
Judah both reported better wa-
ter quality in the counties due to
the drought.
While one day a week lawn
watering restrictions remain ef-
fect and can be enforced by cita-
tions and fines, SFWMD is work-
ing on rules for year round water
landscape irrigation restrictions
to conserve water.
"Greater awareness of the im?
portance of water conservation
is clearly growing among all Flo-
See Lake Page 2

NSW, 7th Ct.

was original

Seaboard Ave.

By Pete Gawda
'Okeechobee News
What appears to be a new
road has -apparently been
around for a while.
The road/now known .,as'
-NW. Seventh Court has .re-
ceived a lot of attention lately
with the recent actionof the
road department attempting
to open up the road from U.S.
98 N. to N.W. 20th Avenue MTer
,ight ,f va".hadL Id,, n .,-,,
%\as'Tenced off at Ircih ends.-
t.rnon cray, interim head of
ith' road department, recently
t,a.t the fence taken down and


started to open up the right of
way. County Admninistralor Lyn-
don Bonnet stopped the work
with shelirock put'down to just
past Everglades Farm Equip-
!nent Company. He cited prob-
lems 'and drainage and utilities
and concern that the road was
not oeing buIl to county speci-
Wh-l 'Is now known as
' -1 Se\ enth Court was origi-
nally known as Seaboard Av.
Nov Ib. ., -P i o .
rence Industrial Suuoli '
See Street Page 2

x Ins "1

Ur llllg Uo lll

for billboard

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News -
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil, at their June 3, meeting set
up a roadblock to the erection
of a billboard in the central
business district. However, the
council paved the way for the
Visiting Nurse Association to
build an assisted living center.
In spite of the arguments
of attorney Steven Ramunni,
the council voted to deny a re-
quest by Mary Ann Newcomer
to rezone a portion of North

Park Street from central busi-
ness district to industrial. Ms.
Newcomer wished to erect a
billboard sign where a drive-in
convenience store is now lo-
"We believe industrial
would be adverse to adjoining
properties," stated senior plan-
ner Bill Brisson. He noted that
some industrial uses are in-
compatible with planned uses
of the area. He added that the
property in question was too
See Zoning Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar

End of the year field trip
yearlingg Middle School seventh graders (back row-left to right) Rosa Riaz, Luis Martinez,
Lionel Ruiz, Fredy Garcia, Dustin Hamner, Andrew Anuez, Ryan Spearman, Dusty Red-
cick, Luis Trejo, teacher Mrs. Janet Pritchard and Alex Bobst (front-right) in Mrs. Peggy
Hunt's (front-left) class were treated to Golden Corral for their end of the year field trip.

Vol. 99 No. 151


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Okeechobee News, Friday, June 6, 2008

Local man, teen charged in burglary street
Co tinued From Page 1

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man and
a teenager have been arrested
for their alleged connection in
the break-in of a Treasure Island
home in May.
Allen Blane Swindle Jr., 22,
N.E.. 29th Terrace, has been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on charges of bur-
glary, dealing in stolen property
and grand theft following his ar-
rest on Monday, June 2. His bond
has been set at $35,000.
Also arrested in connection
with this case was Dustin Lundy,
17, N.E. 72nd Circle. He was ar-
rested on the same charges. After
being booked into the county jail
he was taken to the Department
of Juvenile Justice Detention Cen-
ter in Fort Pierce. He will be held
there for a period of 21 days, said
the arresting officer, Detective
Rick Durfee of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Detective Durfee said Swindle

Continued From Page 1

ferent situations. Mock drills are
conducted throughout the year to
keep the staff on their toes.
Raulerson is a part of the
Hospital Corprutio:n of America
(HCA) which provides them
with contacts for many hospitals
throughout the state and beyond
for additional resources in the
event of an emergency.
In addition to all of the emer-
gency precautions, Raulerson

Continued From Page 1

small for many industrial uses. He
also stated that some industrial
uses are not legal in the central
business district.
Mr. Ramunni stated that there
are several overlapping uses of
industrial and central business
district zoned property. He noted
that an abandoned railroad right
of way to the west of the property
in question is omitted from city
maps. He argued that thatprop
,h d be zoned industrial
_ e .sou .. ,,- tie nOrtt
.--.---3-wn'oiitt, ait, also part of th(
abandoned railroad right of way,
are zoned industrial.
"The problem is that without
correct maps it is an assumrp-
tion to argue compatibility," Mr.
Ramunni argued. "The parcel
should be industrial."
'As the city evolves, uses
change." Councilman Dowling
Watford said. "An industrial zone
next to a park would not be com-

Continued From Page 1

Revolution from Orlando and
Prodigal Son will be making the
drive from Fort Lauderdale to play
at the concert as a special guest.
"The whole ideal is we want to
bring good bands from Florida to
this event"
Reach FM has stations through-
out Florida, from Naples to Fort
Lauderdale, but they started in
"This was the first signal that
we had," Ms. Boone said. "They
have been with us since the be-
ginning and we really want to be
able to give back."
This event will raise funds for

also takes additional steps to en-
sure the hospital will be staffed in
the event of an emergency.
Raulerson will provide emer-
gency housing on-site for em-
ployees family members so that
they know their family is safe and
they can continue to provide care
to patients.
In the event of an emergency
Raulerson has a phone system
emergency hotline set up for
employees to call and be able to
know when they have to work.
There is a local and long distance
The hospital building is over

The property in question is just
west of Flagler Park.
In response to a question from
Mr. Watford, Mr. Ramunni replied
that the industrial property re-
ferred to is vacant and is not be-
- ing used for industrial purposes.
The council did approve the re-
quest from the Visiting Nurse As-
sociation to rezone their property
frorr residential multiple family to
commercial professional office.
Mr. Brisson noted that cornmer-
Y cial professional office is the least
Y invasive commercial district, He
said that there is need for such a
fac'itv in Okechobee ?Jow the
Visiting' Nurse' Association will
e have to gel. a special exception for
an assisted living center ina com-
mercial professional office z'1.irng
district. -
In other action the council
gave preliminary plat approval to
the Park Street Business Center
and set June 1, as the date for a
final public hearing on an alley
closing requested by Brad Good-
Maureen Burroughs of

several local charities: Rylee's
Hope, Real Life Children's Ranch
and the Pregnancy Center.
"The whole thing is about the
community," Ms. Boone said.
"We see such need for these in
the community that we didn't see
a need to look any further after
we had found them."
All three charities are aimed at
helping children.
Rylee's Hope will be selling
BBQ meals at the park on June
6 and Real Life Children's Ranch
will be selling concessions during
the concert.
"They (the charities) are all lo-
cal, so that everything stays right
here and goes back into the com-
munity," Ms. Boone said. "That is


30 years old, so in the event of place where an emergency center
a strong hurricane that is highl-er can be set up at the Okeechobee
than on the low end of Categor',' 3 High School's Agriculture Edu-
range, the hospital would havei:, cation Center across from OHS.
be evacuated in order to keep t(ne The building is able to withstand
patients and workers safe. a Category 4 storm and would
Upgrades to the building such a Category 4 storm and would
as hurricane shutters and hu.ri- houke equipment and staff for
cane impact glass on every dbor emergency services in the event
are just one way Raulerson'has that they could not operate at
strived to make their hospital, saf- Raulerson.
er during a storm. \ The Red Cross is a non-profit
They have agreements Ivith organization which operates a Di-
hospitals throughout Floridaac- saster Action Team (DAT) which
cording to where the storm trdck is currently looking for caring indi-
is headed. viduals to volunteer. All Red Cross
There is also an agreement in !t volunteers receive free health and
Skechb e Mi safety training and above all re-
Okeechobee Main Stret an-
nounced that July 26, would be ceive that great feeling of know-
the date for the NationalDay of ing that they have helped better
the date for the NationalDay someone's life.
the Cowboy. There will be acat- Communication is also an is-
tie drive from downtown, the Communication is also an is-
Okeechobee ntsue that is dealt with on many
Okeechobee County ri-Civic levels at Raulerson. They have
Center and a free ranch r deo at multiple levels of communication
the facility, in their command center with
Mayor James Kirk recd into various back-ups in the event that
the record a prOclomaric llt recog- one form of communication is
nizing Adam Crum for fivI years' one form of communication is
service to the city. Ra lost.e
In an exclusive inter ew after Raulerson coordinates with
the council meeting 1 M%-.. Vr.., local agencies such as the Red

... .... .. ^.........., ".llyor Kirk
announced that he hadlecided
just that day to run for t4 election
to his council seat. The h office of
mayor is not an elected position.
The councilmen, amon g them-
selves, elect one of the ir mem-
bers to be mayor. The ma yor said
he had considered retiring from
public office, but' his
mind after considering i-,1 the is-
sues facing the city.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at u'w.u'w.ner
Reporter Pete Gawda ca; be reached

In addition t the bands and
concessions, 't ere will also be
Christian skat rs preforming
demonstrations t the event.
"We are bringing g ramps out to
the park," Ms. BoIne said. "We
know that there ar a lot of skat-
ers in the community and this is
a great opportunity ito minister to
those kids as well."(
This event will have five hours
of music, entertainment and
"This is a free family eveit
geared towards bringing the com-
munity together."

Cross and county government
For more information about
the Okeechobee American Red
Cross call 863-763-2488. '
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at

Continued From Page 1

ridians," said Eric Bauermann,
chairman of the SFWMD Gov-
erning Board. "We applaud the
many communities that publicly
share the priority of protecting
and conserving one of our state's
most valuable resources.
Residents of Okeechobee
County and Buckhead Ridge who
use OUA water are subject to the
current water restrictions. Those
with odd numbered addresses
may water their lawns on Mon-
days between 4 and 8 a.m. or be-
tween 4 to p.m. Those with even
numbered addresses may water
their lawns on Thursdays either
form 4 to 8 a.m. or 4 to 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County residents
who are on well water are asked
to voluntarily conserve.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

Today's Weather

los Os .Os. 10s 20s 30s 40is 50s 60s 70s 80s 90so

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the lower 90s. The
wind will be fromn the east at 5 to 10 mph increasing to around 15
mph in the afternoon. f
Tonight: Mostly clpar. The low will be in the mid 70s. The wind
will be from the east it 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 10 mph after

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunnynBreezy. The high will be in the lower
90s. The wiid'wvll be from the;east at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15
to 20 mpkin the aY'ernoon.
Satudray night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 70. The
wind wiL be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to around 5
mph after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance
of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 70.


The Florida Lotto Here are the numbers selected June 4,
2008 in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 2-4-9; Play 4: 1-4-1:3; Lotto:
4-6-8-22-37-40; Fantasy 5: 14-17-18-23-33; Numbers selected June
5 are: Cash 3: 0-5-5; Play 4: 2-4-7-1.

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John Christopher Thomas Memorial
Nathan Lea, Robert Dyce, (front left) Brianna Fryar, Kelly Buchanan, Brandie Axt (right) were awarded the John Chris-
topher Thomas Memorial Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night The awards were presented by
Patricia Thomas (front center) and David Thomas.

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and Lundy broke into the single
wide mobile home and stole a 32-
inch Magnavox flat screen televi-
sion, a Playstation 3 video gaming
system and a "War Hawk" video
The television and video game
were found in the N.W 12th St.
home of Curtis N. Hardy on May
30, said the detective. After ex-
ecuting a search warrant on the
home, Detective Durfee arrested
Hardy on felony charges of grand
theft, dealing in stolen property,
possession of cocaine, possession
of marijuana over 20 grams and
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the coun-
ty jail under a bond of $52,500.
The OCSO detective said Thurs-
day, June 5, that the TV and video
game -- along with cords to the
Playstation unit -- were found in
Hardy's home. However, he has
yet to find the gaming system.
Detective Durfee said in his ar-

rest report that Swindle and Lun-
dy apparently had a pre-arranged
deal with Hardy that they would
sell him the items for $500 worth
of crack cocaine. Instead, all they
got were two $50 cocainferocks,
added the report.
The television is valued at
$1,800, Detective Durfee said.
The detective also arrested
Swindle on Thursday morning on
felony charges of dealing in stolen
property and defrauding a pawn-
broker. Swindle was alsp arrested
on a misdemeanor theft( charge.
His bond had not been !et as of
newspaper deadline.
These newer charges stem
from an incidenfin which Swindle
apparently took a necklace from
his girlfriend and sold it at a local
pawn shop Detective Durfee said
he got $25 for the necklace,
Detedive Durfee said the value
of the necklace was not enough
to bring about a felony charge of
grand theft. That's why Swindle
is facing the misdemeanor theft
charge, he said.

He went on to say the neck-
lace had not been recovered as of
Thursday morning.
"But we know where it is," he
said. "It's at a local pawn shop."
While tple detective was serv-
ing the search warrant on Hardy's
home, he sid he also found a
9mm Colt handgun.
According to Department of
Corrections (DOC) records Hardy
was sentenced t0cprison on Feb.
10, 2003, following his conviction
on a cocaine possession charge
in Marion County. Those records
indicate that he spent just over
three years in prison.
DOC records also show that
Hardy has spent time in prison
following his conviction in Mari-
on County of robbery with a gun/
deadly weapon and grand theft
motor vehicle.

It was probably given that name
beca.ise it ran parallel to what
was then the Seaboard Airline
Railway. In recording the plat, FE.
and Kathryn Lawrence stated that
they "do hereby dedicate to the
perpetual use by the public all the
streets, avenues and roads." in
the subdivision.
On March 14, 1974 Charles Sy-
frett appeared before the county
commission and announced
that he had plans to build a feed
mill on the west side of U.S. 98.
He told commissioners that Sea-
board Avenue was being used for
pasture on the west side of U.S.
98 N. and asked that it be opened
up. Commissioners voted to ex-
tend Seaboard Avenue from U.S.
98 N. westward to the next sec-
tion line.
On September 25, 1975 com-
missioners voted to accept for
maintenance 200 feet of Seaboard
Avenue east of U. S. 98 N.
No record has been found
of the right of way being aban-
doned. However, at one point
fences were built across Seaboard
Avenue at U. S. 98 N. and at N.W.
20th Ave. It is not clear when that

action occurred. Mr. Gray is in-
clined to think the previous own-
er of the property to the south of
the right of way built the fences
about seven years ago. Former
commissioner David Hazellief, re-
lying on his memory, thinks that it
was fenced off in the 1950s when
the property was owned by Irving
Register, who, at one time was a
county commissioner. In 1987 Mr.
Register sold the property to the
Okeechobee Livestock Market.
It has changed hands several
times since then.
Evidently there were other
businesses in the past that were
located adjacent to Seaboard
Avenue. Some of the property
adjoining the Seaboard Avenue
right of way was once owned by
Blue Ribbon Meats, Inc. A Jan. 24,
1974 action of the county com-
mission extended Seaboard Ave
to Clark Seed Co. At the July 12,
commissioners meeting, Mr. Bon-
ner is expected to present options
for completing the road work.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

Okeechobee News, Friday, June 6, 2008

Drug arrest returns man to jail

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man released
from the Martin Correctional In-
stitution on Aug. 11, 2007, is back
in jail after being arrested on fel-
ony drug charges early Thursday
Hubert Lee Jenkins, Jr., 31,
N.W Fifth St., was arrested by
detectives from the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force after he re-
portedly sold cocaine during an
undercover operation.
. Jenkins was charged with the
sale of cocaine and possession

of cocaine with -,
intent to sell. He
was booked into
the Okeechobee
County Jail un-
der a bond of w
A task force
arrest report
states that Hubert Lee
around 11 p.m. Jenkins, Jr.
on Wednesday,
June 4, a controlled buy was
set up in which Jenkins agreed
to sell the cocaine. By way of a
controlled phone call, Jenkins re-
portedly agreed to meet with the

confidential source at a specific
At 11:20 p.m. Jenkins arrived
at the predetermined location and
made the transaction, stated the
report. Jenkins then left the area
and was stopped by law enforce-
ment and placed under arrest.
The report said the substance
sold by Jenkins was field tested
and indicated a positive result
for the presence of cocaine. The
suspected crack cocaine weighed
approximately 1 gram.
The money used to make the
buy was also recovered.
A background check indicated

that Jenkins was released from
prison late last year after serving
just over two years following his
conviction on a cocaine posses-
sion charge. The check also re-
vealed that Jenkins has drug ar-
rests and convictions dating back
to 1995.
Jenkins has been sentenced
to prison three times for a total of
approximately four years.
All of his arrests have been in
Okeechobee County, except for
an October 1995 arrest for cocaine
possession in St. Lucie County.

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Okeechobee man faces drug charges

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Felony drug charges have been
filed against an Okeechobee man
after suspected cocaine along
with valium and xanax pills were
allegedly found in the vehicle he
was driving.
Arrested Wednesday, June 4,
by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force was Edward Raymond
Thomas, 23, N.W 168th Court.
He was charged with the felo-

nies of posses-
sion of cocaine
with intent to
sell/deliver and
possession of a
controlled sub-
stance. He was
also charged .
with the misde-
meanor of pos- Edward
session of drug Raymond
paraphernalia. Thomas
Thomas was booked into the

Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $11,000.
After the vehicle being driv-
en by Thomas was stopped on
South Parrott Avenue, detectives
found five plastic baggies in the
car. The baggies each contained a
substance that, when field tested,
indicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine, stated a re-
port by task force detectives.
The suspected cocaine
weighed 5.1 grams.

They also reportedly found
two valium and eight xanax pills
in a cigarette package.
The arrest report goes on to
state that a set of hand scales was
found in the car's center console.
Also found in the car were three
metal spoons, cotton balls and
several syringes. The report states
that a residue was found on the
spoons that was suspected of be-
ing cocaine residue.

Local man charged with grand theft

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has
been charged with grand theft au-
tomobile after he reportedly used
a chain to drag another man's
pickup truck from the yard of a
woman he used to date.
Franklin Eugene Adams, 40,
N.E. 14th Ave., was also charged
with the misdemeanor of crimi-
nal mischief on Sunday, June 1.
He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
Adams was arrested after he
allegedly used his 2006 4x4 blue
Chevrolet Silverado to drag a 1998

Toyota Tacoma
pickup from the
yard of a former
girlfriend early
Sunday morn
ing. -
An arrest af- .-,
fidavit by Deputy :
Joseph Hall of
the Okeechobee Franklin
County Sheriff's Eugene
Office (OCSO) Adams
states that the woman and her
current beau were awakened
at 4:30 a.m. to a vehicle's horn
blaring outside of the woman's
bedroom window. The report
said the driver of the vehicle, later

determined to be Adams, honked
the horn of his dually pickup for a
"couple of minutes."
Then at 5:15 a.m. she heard
her dog barking and tires squeal-
ing. When she and her boyfriend
went outside they saw the blue
Chevy pickup dragging the boy-
friend's truck down the road. The
report states that the Toyota pick-
up was left in gear and the doors
were locked.
Deputy Hall went on to state
in his report that the Toyota truck
was found a short time later with
a 25-foot-long chain wrapped
around its drive shaft. The deputy
went on to state that he could tell

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested or) felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO), th 'Seminole Police'
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
Wesley Gage, 26, Moore Ha-
ven Correctional Facility, was ar-
rested May 28, on a felony charge
of smuggling contraband into a
detention facility. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor of
possession of marijuana under 20

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grams. He was booked into the
Glades County Jail then returned
to, the Moore Haven Correctional
Jose Govinez, 23, Moore Ha-
ven, was arrested May 31, on a
felony charge of possession of co-
caine. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of possession
of drug raphernalia. His bond
was se*i1 .250.
Alejandro Cardona, 25,
Moore Haven, was arrested May
31, on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine. He was also
charged with the misdemeanors
of possession of marijuana under

20 grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Glenn Osceola, 47, Clewis-
toh, was arrested May 31, on
charges of driving while license
suspended and possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $11,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

the truck had been dragged due
to the tire marks on the road and
grass, and that the marks led back
to the woman's home.
The deputy also stated in his
report that a business card with
Adams' name on it was found on
the ground about 20 feet from the
Adams apparently also left a
note on his former girlfriend's ve-
hicle, continued the report. The
note simply said "Call me, Frank."
A telephone number was also
written on the note. That number,
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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 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
TRAINS: I've been driving to Jupiter for three years to work, and
have always said that someone should start a computer train from
Okeechobee to West Palm Beach. It would save me so-o much gas
money. I'd even take the bus to work from the train station. My mom
would come see me more too.
YEARBOOK: I agree with the caller who said that all students'
names should have been listed with the classes even if they did not
have a photo. A list of 'not pictured' is the normal thing to do. I can
imagine it is very disappointing for a kid to not have his name listed
with his class. Even if you are absent on picture day, you are still a
member of the class and a yearbook is a record of the whole year,
not just picture day. In the future when people look at that yearbook,
it will seem as if those whose names not even mentioned on the class
page were not in that class. There is nothing they can do about it this
year, but it is something they should remember for next year.
TRANSPORTATION: Florida really does need mass transporta-
tion. We should start suggesting this to our state representatives.
Some places do have buses and commuter trains. If we want them,
we need to start speaking up. There may even be some kind of federal
grant funding available. But if you don't make any noise, no one is
going to just offer it.
VIKING: Our roads are severely damaged by those who could care
less what they do ... they leave donuts, some of which are a 6 inches
deep and 5 feet wide across our roads. They leave their trash thrown
in total disregard for the citizens living here. Gunfire can be heard --
and felt, my house has proof -- all around our homes. We must make
a special call to the sheriff to get law enforcement out here and it takes
them a minimum of 90 minutes to get here to stop this incredibly dan-
gerous behavior by intoxicated/rowdy visitors. Squatters camp wher-
ever they feel like and party throughout the weekend. Is the prairie
a recreation park for outside ATV enthusiasts? Or a firing range for
weekend warriors? Not! This is our home and a place where we are
trying to raise our families in safety. I'd like to ask how the county is al-
locating the taxes collected from the 'Viking Estates' alone. In 2003 the
assessed value of land was $6,625 for one lot and the tax was $165.71.
In 2004, the assessed value increased to $9,375, and the tax jumped
to $247.98. Multiply this by the hundreds of lots here in the Viking.
'Where did these funds go? This is not to mention we have to drop
off our own trash and don't even get roadside trash pick-up like most
citizens in the area. I appreciate where I live and I think Okeechobee
has a lot to offer but they also have a lot of changes they must be ad-
dressed most especially in the Viking Estates.
FIRES: People are all upset about the fires on the lake bed. Don't
you know this is normal? This is Mother Nature cleaning up the mess
of the dried up muck on the lake bottom. The fires will burn until all of
the muck is gone or until it rains enough to bring the lake up a couple
feet. In the meantime, the fires are getting rid of muck, and that is a
good thing for the lake. So drive slower and watch out for the smoke.
DEMOCRATS: Well now that Mr. Obama has the Democratic
nomination all sewn up, Mrs. Clinton is making noise about maybe
she wants .to be the vice presidential candidate. I think Mr. Obama
would be very foolish if he agrees to that. He would have to watch his
back every second.
PRESIDENT: Is America ready for an African-American president?
I am not sure. It worries me that someone might try to kill him. There
A' 6 many racists in this country. I think he is a very brave mahi to'
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ELECTION: Looks like our president will either be Barack Obama
or John McCain. At least we have a choice. Personally I think Mr. Mc-
Cain is the wiser choice. He is. older and wiser but not too old to do
the job. His mother is still pretty active, so I don't think age is going to
be an issue for him. As a former POW, I think he will do everything he
can to keep American service members out of harm's way if he pos-
sibly can. He knows what war is like first hand. The thing that really
impressed me about him is that when he was a POW and they found
out he was from a wealthy and influential family, they offered to let
him go but he refused to leave without his men. He chose to stay and
endure more torture rather than abandon the others. He has shown
he is a man of courage and honor. I have nothing against Mr. Obama,
but I think he needs more life experience before seeking the highest
office in the land.
YEARBOOK: In regard to the high school yearbook, well it's not
perfect but I think it is better than the previous year's. The students
who are unhappy with it should volunteer to join the yearbook staff.
Help solve the problems yourself.
FACILITIES: The whole business about saving the train station
for historical reasons is all well and good. But I think the discussion
has gotten off track. We originally started asking the county to do
something because there are no restroom facilities for people wait-
ing for the trains. It is a big problem for people who do want to ride
the Amtrak trains. If the train is late and you need a restroom or even
want a drink of water, there is no where to go. If you leave, you risk
missing your train. If it is stormy weather, there is no where to wait
inside. There is just a little partial bus shelter and it only holds a few
People. With the high cost of gas, more people are interested in riding
the train. So how about reopening the depot? And I completely agree
people would also be interested in bus service and that could be from
the same depot. It could be the transportation center.

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Community Calendar

Friday, June 6
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at,the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559 or
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
Also an open discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club
of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780 or
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season
on Sept. 7, hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S.27. For information call
863-471-0559 or 863-385-6621.

Saturday, June 7
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W 32nd Street.
at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at 863-634-5669.
*The Gatherilg Church will hold its monthly healing serpce on
the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. "until noon. Anyone
desiring to receive personal prayer for healing, is welcome to attend.
The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call
Theresa Brown at 863-357-3318.
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, June 8
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
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

Monday, June 9
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.

Community Events

Free Christian Rock concert planned
Reach FM kicks off summer on Friday, June 6, in Flagler Park with
a rockin' FREE CONCERT for the whole family! Featuring City of Da-
vid, Hello Revolution, Prodigal Son and DJ Obadiah. Music runs from
5-10 p.m. Christian Skaters will be at this event. Concessions available
to benefit local charities including Rylee's Hope, Real Life Children's
Ranch, and the Pregnancy Center. This is a community event and we
are inviting all to come! Call 1-877-732-2400 for more information.

Wild game cookout helps Martha's House
Goood Spirits in Okeechobee will host a Wild Game Cookout, start-
ing around 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. All proceeds will go to Martha's
House shelter for victims of domestic violence.

OHS Rodeo Team to hold fundraiser
Okeechobee High School (OHS) Rodeo Team will hold a Chicken
Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, June 13. The event is hosted by Eli's
Western Wear on State Road70 West, beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners are
$7 each and all proceeds will benefit the OHS Finals Traveling Team.
Deliveries are available for five dinners or more and will be delivered
on Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please call 863-467-
0807 to place orders. For additional information, please contact Dar-
lene Ross at 863-634-5815.

Summer sunset series
The IRCC Lifelong Learning Summer Sunset Series presents classi-
cal duo guitarist Rafael Padron and Aisa Campo on piano Thursday,
June 26, 8 p.m. at the Wynne Black Box Theatre on the IRCC Main
Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. Tickets are $10. Call
1-866-866-4722 ext. 7880.

Shrine Club hosts dinner, dance
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 W, will host a dinner and
dance on Saturday, June 14. The lounge will open at 6 p.m. The din-
ner, consisting of barbecued ribs and chicken, will start at 7 p.m. and
will be followed by the dance. Country music will be provided by
The Saddle Tramps. For reservations contact Keith and Cathy Tomey
at 863-763-8072 or 863-634-2682, or the Big 0 Drive Thru at 863-467-
0946. Tickets are $15 each, and will also be available at the door on
the night of the event.

Board meeting area agency on aging
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is
planning its upcoming monthly Board of Directors Executive Commit-
tee meeting, to be held at the Area Agency on Aging, 400 N. Congress
SAve., Suite 150, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, on Tuesday, June 10. The
meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring the ex-
penditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. Please
call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on Aging, at 561-684-5885 for more in-

Free summer camp planned
Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc will be conducting a free arts
and crafts summer camp to develop peer bonds and social skills for all
Okeechobee children. Fun at the Sun will begin June 17 through Aug.
12, for ages 6-12 and Thursdays, June 19 through Aug. 14, for ages 13-
18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, call
Yolanda at 863-763-2288 to sign up.

Okeechobee Autism Support Group
Okeechobee Autism Support Group beings June 14, from 4 until 5
p.m. It is a new support group started by a mom with an autistic child.
i.' \.you know or are '"ou a morm x ith anautistic chilN Meet moms
going through the same thing. Share ideas, news and experiences: No
age requirement, help others and teach others is the goal. This will be
held at local residence that is child friendly with safe backyard fun. The
support group will be held every other Saturday of the month starting
June 14. For more information call Joharina at 910-495-3171 or email
her at leidicrews@msD-xom.

Schools prove 'A summer meals
'Okeechobee County Public School District is sponsoring meals at
school site during the Summer School session from Tuesday, June 10
through Monday, June 30. Meals will be provided to all children at no
charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program
and its activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the follow-
ing sites: South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., and Okeechobee High School, 2800
Hwy 441 N. For students that are not registered for summer school
activities, interested parents may register their child/children for the
food program. Questions may be directed to the Food Service Office
by calling 863-462-5148. Parents will be required to provided trans-
portation to and from the school site and will be required to stay with
their children during the meal. Any person who believes he/she has
been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write
'or call immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Inde-
pendence Avenue, S.W Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-
3272 (voice) or 202-720-6282 (TTY). .,

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The following movies are now showing at the
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June 6, through Thursday, June 12, are as follows:
Theatre I Sex and the City (R) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III "Kung Fu Panda" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:30 and
7 and 9 p.m.
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Jay Raulerson Memorial
Christopher Davis was awarded with the $1,000 Jay Raul-
erson Memorial Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's
Scholarship Night. The awards were presented by Davy
Raulerson (right).

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Jack Bylsma III Memorial
Brianna Fryar received the Jack Bylsma III Memorial FFA
Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship
Night. This scholarship was presented by Dianne Spann

Submitted Photo

LaFiesta Super Market
Giovanni Jimenez received the LaFiesta Super Market
Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship
Night. This scholarship provides $3,000 towards his edu-
cation and was presented by Ali Abueqab (right).

Submitted Photo

Johnny Mack Kinsaul Memorial
Katie Ammons was recognized for receiving the Johnny
Mack Kinsaul Memorial Scholarship at Okeechobee High
School's Scholarship Night. The award was presented by
Randall Mims.

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Jose Nieto was awarded with a $500 scholarships from
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at Okeechobee High School's
Scholarship Night. The awards were presented by Bill

Jim Young Award
Bryan Suarez received the Jim Young Award at Okeecho-
bee High School's Scholarship Night. The $2,050 award
was presented by Bill Black.



J-Wayco Jessy Billie
J-Wayco Jessy Billie, 8, of
the Brighton Reservation died
Wednesday, June 4,2008 in Palms
West Hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1999
in Stuart, he had been a lifetime
resident of Brighton.
He is survived by his parents,
Emerson and Jeanne Billie of
Brighton; brothers, Drayton Bil-
lie, Jrayko Billie, Quayton Billie,
Ukiah Billie; sisters, Erena Billie,
Breanna Billie of Brighton; pa-
ternal grandfather, Jessie (Lillie)
Billie of Brighton; paternal grand-
mother, Virginia (Howard Osceo-
la) Tommie of Brighton; maternal
grandparents, Jessie and Karin
- Aldridge of Okeechobee; paternal
aunts, Jessica Billie of Okeecho-
bee, Leta Micco of Okeechobee,
Dionne (Sam) Smedley of Brigh-
ton; maternal uncle, Jeff Aldridge
of Okeechobee; cousins, Kelsey
Spencer, Ashley Spencer, Bret
Spencer, Tristan Buster, Kaylan
Buster, Ruby Buster, Lillian Gar-
cia, Hilowa Garcia, Bryson Smith,
Karen Bishop, Lydia Bishop, Sha-
ron Bishop, Wesley Bishop, all
of Okeechobee, Justin Aldridge
of Brighton, Jonathan Aldridge,
Jacob Aldridge, Ashlee Chivari,
Jayce Hubner all of Okeechobee,
Rayven Smith, Rylee Smith and
Clarissa Randolph all of Brighton.
The family will receive friends
on Tuesday, June 10, from 4 until 6
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. Services will be held
Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at
the Brighton Cemetery, Brighton

Reservation with Rev. Wonder
Johns, Rev. Howard Micco and
Carlos Fonseco officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Gary A. Holbrook
Gary A. Holbrook, 61, died
Wednesday, Juine 4, 2008 at
Lawnwood Medical Center in
Ft. Pierce. Mr. o
Holbrook was
born in Pikev-
ille, Ky. He was
an Okeechobee
resident since 4
1986 coming
here from Wy-
andotte, Mich.
He was a Gary A.
welder in the Holbrook
trade and in later years, enjoyed
using his talent to make welding
projects around his home. He was
a member of Old Regular Baptist
Church in Okeechobee.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Lovevada Tackett Hol-
He is survived by his father,
Jackson Holbrook of Okeecho-
bee; two sisters, Brenda All of
Okeechobee and Jackie (Dean)
McCleese of Vanceburg, Ky.; six
nieces and nephews and several
great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday,
June 6, from 4 until 7 p.m at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home. Fu-
neral services will be Saturday,

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with the Rev. James Barney offi-
Interment will follow at Hill-
crest Memorial Gardens, Fort
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-

Gail D. Hudson
Gail D. Hudson, 69, of Lake-
port died Wednesday, June 4,
2008 in the Hope Hospice in Ft.
Meyers. Born Sept. 20, 1938 in
Miami, she had been a resident of
Lakeport for 14 years and enjoyed
fishing, television, traveling and
volunteering at the Glades County
She is survived by her loving
husband of 38 years, Glen, of
Lakeport; sons, Gerald Crosby of
Reedsville, Ga., Scotty D. Hud-
son of Orlando; daughter, Kristen
(Bob) Fabian of Plantation; step-
son, Glen A. (Teresa) Hudson, Jr.
of San Angelo, Texas and sister,
Terry Soderquist of Ft. Lauder-
dale. In addition, she is survived
by three grandchildren and one
step grandson.
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under

the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Rose Lucille Murphy
Rose Lucille Murphy, 69, of
Okeechobee and formerly of
Hialeah, died Wednesday, June
4, 2008 in Lawnwood Medical
Center. Born Oct. 15, 1938 in New
York, she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the last eight
years and enjoyed gardening
and attending to her 92-year-old
mother and family.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Thomas C. Murphy.
She is survived by her mother,
Jennie Crawford of Okeecho-
bee; sons, Patrick (Missy) Mur-
phy of Okeechobee, Thomas C.
(Janice) Murphy of Indianapolis,
Ind.; daughters, Debbie (Gary)
Frazier of Okeechobee, LaDonna
(Charles E.) Jones of Sebring,
eight grandchildren and five great
A Mass of the Resurrection
will be held Saturday, June 7, at
11 a.m. in the St. Theresa's Catho-
lic Church. Visitation will be held
Saturday, June 7 from 1 p.m. un-
til 3 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Golf team thanks sponsors

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
John's Towing, Waldau Ju-
nior Golf, the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, and the KOA
have stepped forward to help the
Okeechobee High School golf
team this summer.
The three local businesses
have donated time, services, and
hard cash to help the program
grow and improve, Coach Mark
Ward stated.
John's Towing, represented by
Brett Matthews, donated $1,000
to the team. The KOA donated the
use of their driving range, practice
green, and practice sand trap for
two days per week from May
through October so the team can
practice. Terry Lanman, golf pro
at the country club, has donated
his team to give lessons to the
players. The Men's Association at
the Country Club donated $200
as well. Jim Waldau of Waldau's

Junior Golf donated his time and
also $300 to the program.
Coach Ward, entering his
eighth year as head of the pro-
gram, said these businesses have
gone above and beyond the norm
to help the team.
"Golf is definitely on the up-
swing here in Okeechobee. We
had a golfer, Corey White, make
regional last year, and eight fresh-
men contributed. Two or three
of those guys are playing all the
time so they can improve," Ward
Twenty-five kids came out last
year to compete for the boy's
golf team. There was such a
good response that there were
two team's representing the high
school. However, girls are anoth-
er story. They lost all five starters
on the golf team to graduation so
they are trying to rebuild the pro-
gram this summer.
Waldau said he has been in-

volved with the local golf pro-
gram for 16 years and that he sees
progress being made.
"We have have about 25-30 young
kids who play golf regularly now
at the country club. We never saw
that before. I think the future of
golf here in Okeechobee is great,"
he said.
Country Club members Daryl
Bearden and John Smith have
also donated their time to assist
with the program this year.
"We see talent out there, we
hope to get the best out of them,
the kids will work hard to do it,"
Waldau added.
Coach Ward also thanked the
management at KOA for their
support, General Manager Wendy
Woodman, Operations Manager
J.R. Corbun, and Golf course su-
perintendent Lamar Blount.
Any girl interested in joining
the team can contact Coach Ward
at 863-634-1722.

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Summer leagues at
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Summer bowling leagues at
are set to begin at Stardust Lanes
on Monday, June 16. If you join a
league you get open bowling free
all summer long. Call 863-467-
1800 for more information.

Soccer signups
The Okeechobee Soccer Club
"The Oceolots", will hold signups
on Tuesday June 10, at 6 p.m.
at the soccer fields across from
North Elementary. Kids between
the ages of 12-18 are welcome to
participate in the club this year,
both boys and girls. For informa-
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ask for Lonnie Sears. The club is
affiliated with the Florida Youth
Soccer Association. The costs are
$75 per player.

Shoreline Seawall
sponsors golf
On Saturday, June 7, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, the Real Life Children's
Ranch will hold their annual
Golf Tournament sponsored
by Shoreline Seawall, Inc. Four
person scramble. 7 a.m. Regis-
tration and 8 a.m. Shotgun start.

Included with registration is a
continental breakfast provided
by Pat's Lakeside Cafe and a full
lunch at the Country Club. Win a
brand new car from Accardi/Mil-
rot for a hole in one, plus other
prizes including an autographed
hat and photo from Greg Nor-
man, four weekly passes to the
2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout in
Naples, (part of the PGA Tour)
and many more prizes. There
will be many contests too -- like
closest to the pin, toilet bowl
contest and more., Registra-
tion is $50 for individuals and

$200 for teams. Register at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club or by calling Real Life Chil-
drens Ranch at 863-763-4242.
For more information or to hear
about sponsorship opportuni-
ties call Darlene Mayers at 863-
6344200. Real Life Children's
Ranch is a tax-exempt 501 (c)
(3) non-profit organization.
All proceeds from the tourna-
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Moving sale
Bedroom set, Dinette, Couch
Clothes, Mower, Pressure
Washer, Too much to list
Friday June 6th 8-?
4209 SE 22nd Ct.

Dream Sale
For contractors or woodworkers
Tools for everything, material,
metal and vinyl siding, lad-
ders, aluminum plank, Baker
scaffle, Saturday, June 7th
9am-1pm 2047 NW 32nd Dr

OKEE- 1106 SE 4th St
(behind the Post Office), Sat,
June 7th, 8am-3pm. Baby
clothes, office supplies,
small pet carrier, rims
& much more!!!

Saturday, June 7th 8am-2pm
441 S. across from Wal-Mart
Tools, furniture, dishes, chil-
dren, men and women
clothes, much, much more
like books, collectibles & etc.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

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


full Time .0205

IUGaag .

FulTme 0205

Loing fo aneCrer'Gea pprtniy

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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

Lube Tech
Immediate Opening
Apply in person at

Experience a Plus
7:30 am 5:30pm M-F

A Hi-tech company needs:
Pick up application
@ 100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816

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

Financial !

Opportunities. 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

S Curriculum
t-: Daycare!
Fun-Leaming Actviies In A
Classroom Settina. Fenced

License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
or (863)261-6425

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

Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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
e0Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

'Applianes 051.

Ceramic Stove w/ self clean-
ing oven, white, good condi-
tion Call for Details
$100 (863)467-4531
Refrigerator/ Freezer
White, side-by-side
ice and water dispenser

Bicycles- 1 female and 1 male
adult 7 speed cruisers $90
will separate (863)467-0506

Bouncer w/ activity bar, Jum-
peron, Stroller travel system,
all items like new $200 will
separate (863)634-2720

Bully Dog Downloader for
03-04 Dodge Cummins
Truck, like new, $200




IA' I~iFi,

Saturday June 7th 10 a.m.

140 Acres l Ap


++ 8 Parcels .

Directions: From the intersection of SR 70 east of Okeechobee and 128th Ave (Berman Road), go north
Sni- e 1. the iu,. l.:.i .ie- Wach i f:'r auctlin sighs1
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Parcel 5 Parcel 6 Parcel 7 Parcel'. .
13.78 acres 18.20 acres 14.21 acres 14.11 acres

Located within visual range of the top of Mount Okeechobee (Waste Management site),
this "Pine Island" real estate features many sites for building your camp or home sur-
rounded by a large number of mature trees stategically placed to enhance the ambiance
of the lake setting. Mark your calendar; this could be a lifetime opportunity!
10% B.P. Broker Participation Available Call to Qualify! Seller Financing Available
,-,,,,,i.,t,i, .... Owner: G4 Land and Cattle Company, Inc.


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

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
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
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, lba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call

financing, no money down,
Call Warren (954)602-5933

2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 until. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
2 Bdrm. a., 2 car garage.
$1000 mo. Call Roland
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
1BR/1BA. Includes pool,
electric, water. $800/mo. +
sec. dep. Call 863-824-0981

BASSWOOD Affordable 3br,
2ba, 2 gar, big house. $1200
mo. + Sec. dep. W/Option
to Buy (772)323-4758
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more into. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN, Clean 2BR/2BA,
laundry rm. w/new appis,
screened in porch, small pet
ok, lawn serv. incl., non-
smkg. env., $800 mo. +
sec. (941)504-3954
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
setting. Very clean, No pets,
$560/mo. (863)467-9800
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. $1300 mo.
1st & sec. (863)885-1347
OKEE. 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
de 3624 SE 35th Ave.
RENT TO OWN 3/2, $2,000
down, $1200 mo'all going
toward the purchase price.
(863)467-0128 or

newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$850 mo.. + $850 sec. Op-
ton to buy. (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, file"throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets

Professional Office Space
for Lease near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.

makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

$950 month
(First and security)
Adults Only



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Real state

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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Adorable 3/2 CBS Home lo-
cated in Kings Bay, last
street, no ne Qhhors Priced
to Sell! x r ).'4.' 9
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new. tile.
$129,900 :4 -. P -, i ,:
Northlake Estates- 3br aDj. By'
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1 2
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869

available, owner if I,'i ;ii;
$35,000. L t- L-7"77
area, SW 7th -. -.,', 15th
SL, no city taxes, $69,000.

Mobile Homes

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

acres E. of town, non-smok-
ing environ, No pets.
S1100/mo 1st & sec
RENTER 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214


lot in quiet ,r il, li,, h,.,.,j
close to town. Front porch,
fenced yard. Will lease with
option to buy. $59,000.
$700/mo, (863)634-3451
RV's & LOTS (3) rent for
$395/mo. in Okeechobee
Call Warren (954)602-5933

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



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

SAILBOAT Cape Dory 24 ft,
freshly painted. $4200
(863)234-1226 or

TERRY 30' RV, w/14' slide-
out, new a/c, heater, refrig-
erator, roof, awning, sleeps
8, $10,000. (772)530-6448


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

MAZDA PU '94 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1000
,. ii,,. .113

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

$4600 (863)234-1226 or

JEEP WRANGLER, '04 6 cyl.,
5 spd., w/overdrive, 19mpg,
hard top, air, mag wheels,
custom bumpers, light rack,
Ig. tires, 1 owner, 55k mi.,
$13,000. (772)370-3204

FORD 150 PU '93 crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2150 (863)763-6216
Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1900 (863)467-9465

Flat bed, 24' w/ 19' deck, 5'
beaver tail, new radial tires,
electric over hydraulic brakes
$4800 neg. (863)763-8014

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CASE NO,: 2007-CA-283
Corporatllon (HAWKS), E.M. CRISSON
(WANG), SCOSTA CORP. a Florida
Corporation (SCOSTA), GARY CREP,
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance
8, 2008, in thie above-styled cause, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, the Jury Assemble Room,
at 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on June
18, 2008 11,00, the following
descnbed property.
PHASE ONE, according to the Plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page
70 Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida. ("Real Property")
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated. 6/4/08
277049 ON 6/6,13/08
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Fnday the 20th day of June 2008 from
10:00-11:00 A.M Pursuant to Flonda
statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin's as
1995 Black Pontiac Sunire
1997 Black oMC Sonoma
1999 Gold Plymouth Voyager
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
i, . ljii. il 1 I,, I. I .1. : l illr .. l-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
277229 ON 6/6/08

I Public Notic

Case No. 2008-CA-205
To the following Dofendant(s):
(Address Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you for Foreclosure
of an assessment lien oni the following
described property:
The W 42 50 ft, of Lot 8 and the E.
32.50 It of Lot 9, Block 21, OKEE-
ing to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 10. of the Public
Records of OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida Lying I i, in the NE 1/4
Section 16,, I' S. Range 35
a/k/a: 517 NW 12th Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
and you are required to serve a copy of
In. 1 1, , ,i iny, to it, oil
11 ii i I ii II & ASSO-
S I. i, ,,,,,,r, Cordero,
S .,, I,, ,, ,,r, whose ad-
dress is 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 2150,
Miami, Florida 331331
#(305) 38 -8220 exl. 211 within flit-
ty (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in OKEECHOBEE NEWS
and file the original with the Clerk at
the OKEECHOBEE County Courthouse,
FL, either before service on Plaintiff's
i,,,., ,.. ,,..~, t,,-1. 1 il H h i., ,,1 ,
you for the relief demanded in the
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065,
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance, Please contact the Court
,1 ... ,,, ,If your receipt

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 2nd day of June, 2008.
As Clerk of the Court

I Pubi o i

Notice Is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the Okeechobee
County Planning Board sitting as the Local Planning Agency, pursuant to Chapter
163, Florida Statutes. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input
concerningamendmentsto rdinance96-1,CodeofOrdmiancesofOkeechobee
County, Florida, pnor to making a recommendation to the Board of County Com-
missioners. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00
3 i i ,a , i r ,,, ,, i ,-, ,ri ..... ,- i ,'. I County Courthouse,
S 1 1r,' ,' ., 1 ip . . 11 ,, hi ,-,,- i. I .... m ay appear and be
heard. Written comments may be submitted at the public hearing, or may be sub-
S i, .- i i ,, ,. 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okee-

The proposed amendments to the Code of Ordinances may affect the use of land,
and will establish a new section of the Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee
County Florida, Part II, Land Development Regulations:
Section 7.11, Landscape Regulations
S n,f thr pr-inp,-" ,d i.rr-nt- 1' h l,- a 'ni 'r fn r piilir inspection at the
S ,, ,,, ,,,. ,... c ob e, Florida
iI.. .. I, i..Il 1i 4.30p.m .
In thie event that all ntems scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
S.. ,, ,,, ,, i ll the Commission
: ,,ili i .... . ,, i ,11, i ,,,,. i ii .. . ri .i,,, Street, O keecho-

Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Planning Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or heading will need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for officialicords of the department.
Mike Long, Chairman
Okeechobee County Planning Board
276947 ON 6/6/08

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
'ini, i.. m ) :, ,, ,1: on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
.. r.1i .,-,. i,,,, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLA-
TION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The
property owners and applicants are Kevin and Catherine Bartfield. The property
address is 2915 SE 33rd Terrace anis 5 SE 33rd Terrace and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 2, Block 6, a revised addition to the plat of TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 8, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida,
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or heanng will need to ensure that a verbatm record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the department.

I Pb Ic NtI I

I Pubi o i

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00pm
in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow a banquet hall in a
Heavy Commercial-2 (C-2) zoning district. The property owner is Lightsey Enter-
prises, LLC. -i ,i ..1 .... i. ,"1., The property address is 3651 High-
way 441 SE anu is miue pariculanly ousunued as follows:
A Parcel of Land Lying in Government Lot 1, Section 36, Township 37 South, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Flonda, being more particularly described as fol-
Commence at the Northwest Corner of said Government Lot 1, Thence South
00024'00" West along the west line of Governmen t 1, a distance of 1428 52
feet to the Northwest corner of that parcel of land described in O.R. Book 277,
Page 1450, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida for the point of begin-
ning; Thence continue south 000 24'00" west along said west line of Government
Lot 1, a distance of 137.33 feet; Thence south 89 36'00" East, perpendicular to
the preceding course, a distance of 177.95 feet; Thence south 00 24'00" west,
parallel with said west line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 263.41 feet to the
intersection with the southerly line of aforesaid parcel described in 0.R. Book
277, page 1450, :, .. ;,,- ,,, ;,1 ,,,. in i, HWY 441/S.R. #15 right of
way; Thence south a. 1 t 1 .j ,j' ii,.,- right of way line a drs-
tance of 152.78 f toothe southeast corner of said parcel described in O.R, Book
277,,page 1450; Thence north 000 33'10" east, a distance of 432.50 feet to the
northeast corner of said parcel described in O.R. Book 277, Page 1450; Thence
North 890 36'00" west along the northerdy line of said parcel described in O.R.
Book 277, page 1450, a distance of 328.64feet to the point of beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of-
ficial records of the department
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2008-0688
276930 ON 6/6/08

NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hold their next
regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meet-
",.j R,,ei.TI ,:,. ,..,l., r,., i.T' ,, '1.1 r;,, ;. FB] j.ll l ni , i r,[, ..
I,,,,, ,, rr, r .r.T i ,,11 n, n, .,ii. In e r P ,., ) ir .1r rr 11. r,
meeting shall be continued to Wednesday, June 25,2008 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N14W 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
PUBLIC HEARINGS, Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
4 , ,J' ,' , 1 r A lI l., I,.11 i , ', ,T.nII... p ',l .1, ,, 1, i ir.. r .I, ,
l i, ]itl ] . I 0, h . 7.' e -.i ",. .' f..;. ..l , r' ,- h
based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of back up for
official records of the department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
276917 ON 6/6/08


products .and services.

Okeechobee. entertainment showcases the 'stars'

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
If you are looking for some
entertainment in and around
Okeechobee for the coming
months look no further.
Er;:r.--.r (- local dancers will
be showcased at the Okeechobee
High School auditorium where
they will be "Dancing Across
the USA" on Saturday, June 7, at
1 p.m. for the matinee show and
at 7 p.m. the same evening.
There are a variety of age
groups in the show from age 3 to
adults who perform with Leslie's
Dance Studio. Cost for the show
is $5 for adults and $3 for children
12 and under. All proceeds will go
to their sponsors, the Okeecho-
bee High School Brahman Varsity
The show will also feature
their competition team which has
achieved regional championship
status and will be 'oi tirr on
the national level in Myrtle Beach
in June.
For additional information call
Come learn with IRCC and
be entertained by the universe
with the Planetarium event that
will be held on Fri-J,:,, June 6, at
7 and 8 p.m. and : ,., r i-.., June
7, at 2 and 3 p.rm at the Hall-
strom Planetarium 1," Main
Campus 3209- ,-'.\ '- venue, '
F ierce at I .- ... ,*.,, .
The program s 'i : T-.
Constellations,, :." ...... .
are very old, and the tk old
about them date back 5,000 years
and more. Come ... i earn more
about "- stars. Tickets are '
Call if.,- IRCC r ,.. '.' at -1.11
A benefit and retirement
celebration for Gene O'Neill
at the KOA Kampground audito-
rium has been scheduled on Fri-
day, June 13, from 5:30 p.rn, until
11 p.m. to help raise funds for Mr.
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that he has incurred because of a
rare form of small bowel cancer
that is a. rrf-,' inoperable. The
event includes a dinner, dance
and silent auction.
The social hour begins at 5:30
p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; your choice
of prime rib dinner or chicken will
be served at 6:30 p.m. An auction.
will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a
dance following at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the entire event are
$20 single; $30 couple. Tickets
are also ",ail.-ilI. for the dance
for only $10.
If you are unable to, attend,
donations are being accepted at
f' ..-.,. i National Bank under
the GeneO'f (li ill Assistance Fund.
';,, ,,.,,, i can also be irtil .1 to
Gene O'Neill Benefit, P.O. Box
(;ti. O ....a o ,,tI ,-' ., FL 34973.
For '", hil. l t. I information
contact Lyn Yeo 863-634-4102;
Dmi im Arnold 863-634-6464; or
Knim Long 863-634-2937.
Take a walk on the wild side
at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabili-
tation Center fundraiser open
house on Saturday, June 14, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 14895 NW
',-ill Terrace, Okeechobee, FL.
Animal lovers will see about 100

beautiful and exotic creatures,
including panthers, bobcats and
huge tortoises.
Visitors also will enjoy the
amazing Butterfly Haven, which
is arranged in the shape of the
Zebra Longwing, the Florida state
Admission is $10 for adults, $5
for kids aged 6-12 and little ones
get in free. Admission includes
hot dogs, chips and a beverage,
and access to the animal com-
pounds, butterfly garden, nature
and hiking trails. For more infor-
mation about the center or direc-
tions go to www.arnoldswildlife.
org or call 863-763-4630.
Summer bowling leagues
at are set to begin at Stardust
Lanes on Monday, June 16. If you
join a league you get open bowl-
ing free all summer long. Call 863-
467-1800 for more information.
For more entertainment of the
arts, visit the Indian River Com-
munity College Lifelong Learning
Institute who are presenting the
second annual Summer Sunset
Series with guitar and piano duo,
Rafael Padr6n and Aisa Campo on
T:i-., June 26, at 8 p.m.
A -,' ,'pi i.n will begin in the
,i. i. ,iii Art Gallery prior to the
performance at 7 p.m. Also, be
sure to mark your calendars for
the iintil performance in the se-
ries on July 24. The 90 -minute
oit ii i, n. nii-,- ill take place in the
ii ni ,..,l, 1011-*.,,.l 'W 1, ,. Black
Box Theatre on "li, IRC(C Main
Campus in Fort I'i a I iiilJinii,
friends and supporters .I I, i Ii.
and education, the V' iii-. are
-,, i l, ing classical musicians who
are new to Treasure Coast audi-
The program is open to :I,..
public and all ages are welcome.
Handicapped .,iilil, is available,
Tickets are $10. For more infor-
mation or tickets call 1-866 -866.

4722 ext. 7880.
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association and Okeechobee
Main, Street will hold the Second
annual National Day of the
American Cowboy on Saturday,
July 26. In the form from last year,
the event will start with a cattle
drive beginning downtown and
ending at the Agri-Civic Center on
Highway 70 East of 150 head of
Corriente Cattle.
The festival at the Agri-Civic
Center will include a Ranch Ro-
deo, Backyard Beef BBQ Contest,
storytellers, poets and displays
of the heritage of the American
If you're interested in being a
participant/vendor for the BBQ
Contest or event all forms and ap-
plications can be picked up at the
OKMS Office, Cottage 111 North-
east Second Street, Okeechobee
or email Toni Doyle, Executive
Director at okms@mainstreeto-
For more information call 863-
357-MAIN (6246).
This event is bound to make
July an even hotter commodity.
Do you want to see your
events posted in the weekly en-
tertainment column? Forward
any publicly open events includ-
ing entertainment such as: danc-
ing, bands, comedians, theatre,
special events, special com-
nmunity events, contests, etc to
caguilar@newszap. cornm.Please
forward all information about
each event including: description
of the event; location (address);
date; time; cost; age appropriate-
ness; and any other information
that fits the specific event. For
additional information contact
Chauna Aguilar at 863 763-3134
ext. 4242. Your Weekly Entertain-
ment Guide-Share your news and
photos for this column by email
to.0 ilfll'ltl I, '" i a ,

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Ivy the panther and Bobby the bobcat are inseparable friends
at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilition Center.
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Submitted photo/Arnold's Wildlife
A zebra longwing visits Arnold's Butterfly Haven.

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Come join us for the entire month of JUNE every Saturday and
Sunday at the Trading Post Flea Market; Okeechobee, FL
(Booths 38 & 39)

If you like Sam's Club, you will LOVE US!

Register to

We will be raffling Vacation Packages valued at $800 or
more, and Gas Certificates valued up to $2,500

Submitted photo/IRCC
Aisa Campo will perform in the IRCC Summer Sunset Series
with on June 26, at 8 p.m.

Submitted photo/IRCC
IRCC will feature Summer Sunset Series with Rafael Padron
on Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m.

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