Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Publication Date: June 7, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: daily
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID01319
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text

-..w,, r


Saturday, June 7, 2008

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

Game dinner helps
Martha's House
Good Spirits in Okeechobee
will host a Wild Game Cookout,
starting around 2 p.m. on Satur-
day, June 7. All proceeds will go
to Martha's House shelter for
victims of domestic violence.

IRCC Planetarium
show set
The Constellations, Satur-
day, June 7, at 2 and 3 p.m.
at the Hallstrom Planetarium,
IRCC Main Campus 3209 Vir-
ginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce. The
constellations are very old, and
the stories told about them date
back 5,000 years and more.
Come and learn more about
the stars. Tickets are $3. Call
the IRCC Box Office at 1-800-

Day of the Cowboy
set for July
The Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Association and
Okeechobee Main' Street will
hold the 2008 National Day of
the American Cowboy on Sat-
urday, July 26. The event will
start with a cattle drive begin-
ning downtown and ending
at the Agri-Civic Center on
Highway 70 East. The festival
at the Agri-Civic Center will
include a Ranch Rodeo, Back-
yard Beef BBQ Contest, story-
tellers, poets and displays of
the heritage of the American
Cowboy. If you're interested
in being a participant/vendor
for the BBQ Contest or event
all forms and applications can
be picked up at the Main Street
Office 111 Northeast, Second
Street, Okeechobee or email
Toni Doyle, Executive Director
at okms@mainstreetokeecho- For more information
call 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Drought Index

Current: 565
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.52 feet
Last Year: 8.98 feet
S onsored By:

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

Classifieds 8
Comics 5
Community Events...... .............. 4
Crossword 5
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 7
TV 4
Weather 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
FrSpeeSpch Free As

1111 61 1111111
8 16510 00024 5

Graduation Day: OHS Class of 2008


The Okeechobee High School Class of 2008 moved their tas
left, symbolizing their commencement of graduation.

Senior class sets

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High
School 2008 Senior class of 348
students walked Thursday eve-
ning, ending their high school
career and beginning their lives
in the world beyond OHS's
According to Toni Wiersma,
OHS Principal, the Class of
2008 continues a long tradition
of striving toward excellence at
OHS in fulfillment of the school
and district vision of "Achieving
There were two co-valedic-
torians, Jesse Bryant and Evan
King; and one salutatorian,
Rina Boswell. These are the top
three in the class of 2008.
The rest of the top 15 Honor
Students are as follows: Angela
McCall; Elbert Cabansay; Will
Davis; Erin Tewksbury; Erica
Zinski; Ethan Abner; Maria
Urbano; Amanda VanGorder;
Bryan Suarez; Kristen Serrett;
Katie Ammons; and Adrianna
Abner. These students were
honored based on their achiev-
ing the highest weighted grade
point average in their class.
"As seniors they have set
many school records and they
have 'Achieved Excellence,'"
stated Mrs. Wiersma.
Some examples of the larg-
est ever graduating class of
OHS include:
219 students out of 348 re-
ceived four-year math and sci-
ence cords;
41 students received sil-
ver Career Technical Cords for
demonstrating academic excel-
11 students achieved
above a 1200 on their SATs;
one student, Will Davis,
received a 1540 out of 1600 on
his SAT;
the class had one National
Merit Scholarship Finalist;

the class had two National
Merit Commended Scholars;
the class had one National
Merit Achievement Scholar;
seven students achieved a
28 on their ACT;
two students have a per-
fect 4.0 grade point average
(GPA) for their entire high
school career;
35 students earned a 3.5
99 students earned a 3.0
one student is a published
Kayla Patterson com-
pleted 2,357 hours of commu-
nity service and the class as a
whole completed 15,794 hours
of community service;
173 students received
scholarships worth $2,828,872;
of which $617,190 came from
local citizens, organizations
and businesses in Okeechobee
78 students earned Bright
Futures Scholarships;

le ..
Y( _.

ioto/Julia Murchison
m the right to the

students earned Ath-
ur-year scholar ath-
of which were aca-
)larships and 7 four-
ross Country Runner
and Regional Cham-

ral achieved excel-
le FA teams statewide;
several played on the
Back-to-Back District Softball
Championship Team;
four students have joined
the U.S. Army and 10 students
have joined the U.S. Marines.
The class and all those in at-
tendance observed a moment
of silence for Amber Martin,
John Christopher Thomas,
'Eli Renfranz and Eric Lighty.
Thoughts and prayers were
extended to the families and
friends of these students.
Two of the 2008 senior class
members sang during the com-
See Graduation Pagfe 2

Submitted photo/Julia Murchison
Members of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2008
(left to right) Stephanie Howard, Suzanne Gunter, Abigail
Huckabee, Mary Huff, Tara Mailliard awaited their name
to be called to receive their diplomas.

uKeecnooee News/rete uawaa
A single engine Cessna aircraft crash landed at the
Okeechobee County Airport Friday morning. No one was

Plane crashes

at local airport

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
About 7:15 Friday morning
June 6 a single engine Cessna
aircraft was coming in for a
landing at the Okeechobee
County Airport. Apparently
according to airport manage]
Vernon Gray, the nose whee
gave way causing the aircraft
to skid nose first off the run
The only person onboarc
the aircraft, a student from
Regional Airline Academy, a
flight school located in Fori
Pierce, was not injured.
Officials of Regional Airline

Academy, the owner of the air-
craft, declined to speak to the
, press or identify the pilot.
In addition to the damaged
nose wheel, the .propeller
was bent and the engine was
' totalled. Mr. Gray said the air-
I craft could not be moved until
t approval was given by the Fed-
- eral Aviation Administration.
That approval was expected to
1 come some time Friday after-
noon. Airport operations were
t not. hindered as aircraft were
able to use the airport's other
e three runways.

Tax swap

proposal is


terest groups and politicians
are choosing up sides for a
multimillion-dollar campaign
over a November ballot issue
that will put billions of dollars
in taxes up for grabs.
, The Florida Association
of Realtors is committed to
spending at least $1 million to
promote Amendment 5, but it
may be outspent by other busi-
ness groups out to defeat the $9
billion per year tax swap.
The Realtors have Gov.
Charlie Crist in their corner, but
another influential Republican,
state Sen. Mike Haridopolos,

who is in line to became the
Senate's president in 2011-12,
is at the forefront of the oppo-
The Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission, which
meets every 20 years, pilt the
amendment on the ballot.
"The governor wanted taxes
to drop like a rock," said former
Florida House Speaker Allan
Bense, the commission's chair-
man. "They're dropping like a
rock if this passes."
Amendment 5 would re-
duce property tax bills about 25
percent by abolishing a portion
See Tax Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
This is the third of a series
of Hurricane Preparedness
articles. Additional articles
will include information from
each of the speakers that were
featured at the American Red
Cross Seminar on Tuesday,
June 3.
If a hurricane strikes, will
you be a "victim" or a "survi-
Mike Faulknerwith Okeecho-
bee County Emergency Opera-
tions Center is goal-oriented on

making the "victim mentality" O h
disappear and create a "survi-
vor mentality" in its place.
Since 2004, the EOC has
been concentrating on eradi-
cating this victim mentality.
Everyone has to realize and ex-
pect that they are going to have
to maintain a personal level of
security and responsibility for
themselves and their families
by planning for disasters.
According to Mr. Faulkner, Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
one of the key complaints after The Okeechobee Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Seminar was well received by the ap-
the disaster of Hurricane Ka- proximately 50 in attendance who heard from speakers from the American Red Cross, Emer-
gency Management, Waste Management and others about the importance of preparing for a
See Storms Page 2 hurricane and not getting complacent.

0 ~AIA


525 NW Ave L Belle Glade- A-d Ad


Vol. 99 No. 159

Hurricanes may bring

'victim' mentality

SJladed Lacukylaw

------- -----------I cl--.------=-------- ---- ~

'.rh .~qFG~R8-*m~*~""~n"~-~------r`~-9"11~- ~r

2 Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008

Continued From Page 1

that goes exclusively to schools.
The Legislature, though, would
be required to replace that money
from other sources, which likely
would include a higher and pos-
sibly broader sales tax.
It specifically recommends in-
creasing the 6 percent sales tax
by 1 percentage point but gives
lawmakers wide latitude. That in-
cludes the option of cutting other
spending to help make up the dif-
Another provision would low-
er the cap on annual assessment
increases from 10 percent to 5
percent for all property except pri-
mary homes, which already get a
more beneficial 3 percent limit.
The opposition has a built-in
advantage because it'll take a 60
percent majority to approve the
amendment. A Quinnipiac Uni-

Continued From Page 1

trina was that "we weren't getting
any help from the government -
no one came to save us."
We can't expect anyone to
come save us, he explained. If
they come, that's good. But, if
they don't come, we have to have
enough planning for our families
that we can survive through the
first phase of a disaster.
"You may not have food, water

versity poll of 1,625 Florida vot-
ers taken May 27 through June 1
shows Amendment 5 favored by
50-38 percent, but that's 10 per-
centage points short. The poll has
a margin of error of plus or minus
2.4 percentage points. Also, most
of the business groups that sup-
ported past efforts to cut property
taxes are lining up against the
They're worried sales taxes
they either pay or collect will go
up and that many services, rang-
ing from lawn mowing to law-
yering, will lose their current tax
The potential for a services tax
on advertising has attracted the
attention of the Florida Associa-
tion of Broadcasters.
It played a key role in repeal-
ing such a tax that was briefly in
place two decades ago. Broad-
casters now are poised to provide
free radio and television time, po-
tentially worth millions itself, to

or shelter, but you are still here,"
stated Mr. Faulkner. "You can
work to find food, water and shel-
ter, but at least you are still here."
That is the survivor mentality.
In order to enhance that survivor
mentality one can use the skills
that they have from their personal
and professional life to assist
themselves, their family and their
neighborhood during a crisis situ-
For example, something as
simple as someone knowing
how to operate a generator can
be a beneficial skill that can be

campaign against Amendment 5.
"It would be a huge plus,"
said opponent Barney Bishop,
president and CEO of Associated
Industries of Florida. "I think it
makes the difference in the cam-
Opponents also are exploring
the possibility of a lawsuit aimed
at removing the proposal from
the ballot.
Amendment 5 is a follow-up
to Amendment 1, a more modest
property tax cut averaging about
$240 a year for homeowners --
more for those who move -- that
voters approved in January.
Gov. Crist, who is being men-
tioned as a potential Republican
vice presidential pick, has yet to
commit himself to the kind of
all-out campaign he mounted for
Amendment 1.
"I just need to devote a little
more time to contemplating how
to handle it, but I like it overall,"
Gov. Crist said.

utilized at a hurricane shelter. At a
shelter it is necessary for the gen-
erator to run properly so that the
"little community" that is "surviv-
ing" in that shelter can continue
to thrive.
Having daily comforts such
as electricity is one way to have
access to some normalcy in life
when everything else is in array.
Mr. Faulkner encouraged ev-
eryone to join the Red Cross and
local Community Emergency Re-
sponse Teams (CERT) that help in
their communities with shelters,
debris clean-up, and even light

Mr. Haridopolos isn't holding
back. He's been an early andvocal
critic of Amendment 5, arguing it
would be more than just a swap,
requiring a net tax increase.
The Indialantic lawmaker has
formed a political committee
called Protect Florida's Future to
oppose the amendment. He said
he expects to draw support from
business, education, tourism,
agriculture and health care inter-
"That's Florida's economy," he
said. "That's our future."
John Sebree, a lobbyist for the
Realtors, has accepted the under-
dog role.
"It's gonna be us against the
world probably when it comes to
associations and lobbying groups,
but I think the people are going to
be on our side," Mr. Sebree said.
The Realtors hope to tap a
widespread resentment of prop-
erty taxes caused by a system
filled with inequities and several

search and rescue.
All of these actions takes a
burden off of the real emergency
responders so they can respond
to the more serious situations and
This survivor mentality will
allow you to remain calmer be-
fore, during and after a storm.
Planning always alleviates stress.
When you have already practiced
what. you would do and have an
idea of what you need to do and
where you need to go, it takes
stress away from coming up with
ideas when your mind could be

years of dramatic increases due to
an overheated real estate market,
although that's now cooling off.
Opponents paint Amendment
5 as a windfall for the wealthy and
big out-of-state property owners
that would shift the tax burden to
other taxpayers.
"We're going to let the rich
people off and we're going to
ding every Joe Lunchbucket and
Jane Lunchbucket out there every
time they buy anything," said As-
sociated Industries' Mr. Bishop.
He acknowledged, though, the
specter of a services tax is what
business opponents fear most.
Former Florida Senate Presi-
dent John McKay, a tax commis-
sion member who sponsored
Amendment 5, said it's wrong
to conclude the measure would
force a services tax.
"Anybody that does that carte
blanche is just trying to muddy
the water and trying to discourage
people. from getting a cut in their

clouded due to loss or tragedy
surrounding you.
For more information about
the EOC call 863-763-1569.
The Red Cross is a non-profit
organization which operates a Di-
saster Action Team (DAT) which.
is currently looking for caring indi-
viduals to volunteer. All Red Cross
volunteers receive free health and
safety training and above all re-
ceive that great feeling of know-

property taxes," said Mr. McKay, a
Bradenton real estate broker.
Mr. McKay and the Realtors
say the amendment will stimu-
late the real estate market. That in
turn will boost revenues from ex-
isting taxes, reducing the amount
of new tax dollars needed for the
swap, they argue.
Opponents note the amend-
ment won't go into effect for two
years and say that's too late.
"We need help right now," Mr.
Bishop said.
Proponents contend the swap
will reduce some of the tax bur-
den on Floridians because tour-
ists pay about 20 percent of sales
taxes. Opponents argue Florida
residents, though, will pay by far
most of the new taxes.
Voters can expect to hear that
kind of back and forth through
Election Day, but both sides agree
that the stakes will be incredibly
high, much higher than they were
for Amendment 1 in January.

ing that they have helped better
someone's life.
For more information about
the Okeechobee American Red
Cross call 863-763-2488.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at

Today's Weather

Continued From Page 1

mencement ceremony: Keven
Shumate sang The National An-

them a capella to begin the cere-
mony; and Co-Valedictorian Jesse
Bryant played the guitar and sang
"I'm Not Gonna Cry" by Corey
Class officers for the Class of
2008 are: Ethan Hales, President;

Jamie Butler, Vice President; Jol-
eyne Skeen, Secretary; and Late-
sha Neal, Treasurer.
Senior class sponsors are
Gena Davis and Heather Stillians.
The class song is "Stand" by Ras-
cal Flatts and the class flower is a

purple-tipped yellow rose.
Their motto is "Life is a jour-
ney, not a destination, enjoy the
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at

Submitted Photo

Kiwanis Scholarship
Libby Maxwell (center) recognized students at
Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night for
receiving the Kiwanis Dick Blair Memorial Scholarship.
The students that received the scholarship were (back
left) Jesse Bryant, Matthew Richey, Erica Zinski and Rina

Submitted Photo

Lake Okeechobee

Airboat Association
Mark Barlow (right) and Kelly Buchanan were awarded
scholarships from the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Associa-
tion at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night. The
awards were presented by Jennifer Chadwick (left) and
Arlene Vogas.

IRCC Cultural Arts
Pat Alfrey (left) and Sam Smith (right) awarded the IRCC
Cultural Arts Tuition Scholarship to Katie Ammons, Holly
Garcia and Brittni Little at Okeechobee High School's .
Scholarship Night.

Submitted Photo

IRCC Academic
Pat Alfrey (left) and Sam Smith (right) presented six stu-
dents with $5,200 academic scholarships from IRCC. The
students are (back left) Jacob Smith, Kevin Shumate, (front)
Elbert Cabansay, Michael Coker, Amanda Van Gorder, and
Luis Ruiz. Bradly Stark Jr. also won the award.

-10s -Os Os 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s '90s'"

Okeechobee Forecast
Today, Partly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds
10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. East winds 10 to 15
*mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly sunny. A slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph
increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 per-
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 20 per-
Monday night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70.
Tuesday:Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 20 per-
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain
20 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Thursday in the
Florida Lottery: Afternoon drawing: Cash 3: 0-5-5; Play 4: 2-4-
7-1; Fantasy 5: 23-26-27-31-36; Evening drawing: Cash 3: 6-0-7;
Play 4: 8-5-3-9;

Okeechobee News
Published bm Indepelde m N.wspapers, Inc.

Submitted Photo

Luviano Roofing Scholarship
Osiel Torres (center right) recognized three students at Okeechobee High School's Schol-
arship Night for receiving the Luviano Roofing Co. Scholarship. The students that re-
ceived the scholarship were Bradly Stark Jr., Luis Ruiz and Rachel Davis.

Submitted Photo


Kevin Shumate was rec-
ognized for receiving the
Okeechobee Contractors
Business and Profession-
al Association Scholar-
ship at Okeechobee High
School's Scholarship

To Reach Us
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee', FL 34974
WHebSit: www.newszapcom
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, stories ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-
3134 to reach our newsroom. Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.
Speakollt (863) 467-2033
To Place A Display Ad
Phone 863-763-3134
To Place A Classified Ad
Call 877-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home.
FaX 877-354-2424
Billing Department

Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at

To Start or Stop A Paper
Pbhonef8k I 28281586
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
Okeechobee County. Call the office to
find out if your home is within our
present home-distribution boundaries.
Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Additional copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents daily through
Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
office. Home delivery subscriptions are
available at $29.43 for three months.
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published Daily by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover, DE 19903

Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008 3

It's Vacation Bible School time again!

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
School's out and local church-
es are planning summer Vacation
Bible School.
Surf's up at Outrigger Island
where kids and adults will learn
to know, speak, and live God's
truth. Based on Psalms 86:11, the
,free tropical adventure will help
kids develop the stability they
need to become unshakable. Age
3 to adults are invited to Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd
St., June 16-20. Preregistration
kick-off is Saturday, June 14 from
9 to 11:30 a.m. For information
call the church office at 763-1699
or the VBS director, Debbie, at
His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th, St., will be having Cus-
tom Garage Vacation Bible School
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening
August 4 8. The theme is "Lov-
ing God Serving Others." The
church would prefer preregistra-
tion to ensure there are enough
materials and snacks. Preregistra-
tion forms can be obtained at the
church office Monday through Fri-
day, 9 a.m. to noon. Parents will
have to come in person to sign
a medical release form. The VBS
will consist of four sites each eve-
ning the service center, (opening
and closing program), tool talk,
(Bible stories), road map (mem-
ory Bible verses), filling station
(snacks), tune up (music) and
,custom design (crafts). Each night
an, offering (those who want to
and are able to give) will be taken
up to purchase "Proclaimers." A
"Proclaimer" is a radio-sized de-
vice with a microchip that holds
an audio Bible in the language of
the listeners.
"Proclaimers" will be sent to
pre-literate, areas of the world.
They can be powered by battery,
electricity, solar power or hand
cranked. Each participant will
have plenty to take home at the
end of the week, a "shop rag,"
posters;for their room, the crafts
'they have made, a license plate,
.flashlight, sport water bottle and
any award they've earned for
memorizing verses. For more in-
formation call the church office
at 763-3519 or e-mail hhfihf@ As a VBS fund
raiser the church will be having
a: chidkeri barbecue from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14


B^ ^-^... ^

Places of

xi -

Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
with a Flag Day theme. The menu
is Chicken, potato salad, baked
beans, dessert and tea. Dine in or
take out for a donation of $7. Flag
pins will be given out. There will
also be free temporary tattoos
for the kids. There will be a duck
pond and some other surprises.
Parents can register their children
for VBS at that time.
Haven of Rest Church is
sponsoring a Christian Youth
Camp for five days and four
nights June 9 13. The cost will
be $80. For more information call
"Fun in the Son" will be the
theme of Vacation Bible School
at First United Methodist
Church, 200 N. W Second St.,
June 16-23. It will be a "beach
party blast." There will be classes
for all ages and will follow a light
supper that begins at 5 p.m. with
"rotation classes" for 'children/
youth and an adult class which
will continue from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Cooking, crafts, puppetry,
recreation, music and story tell-
ing all bring the Scripture into
real life using truths to examine
our modern day world for our
kids. The adult study will be Andy
Stanley's "Twisted" a great study
for all faiths. Registration is now
open by calling the church office
at 763-4021 or by e-mailing fum-
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will only have
one morning worship service
throughout the summer until
Aug. 31. Sunday School will begin
at 8:45. Throughout the summer
there will be family and outreach
events each Sunday evening at

5:30. June 8 is Music Night featur-
ing "Audience of One." June 15
will feature a wild game cook-out
for Fathers' Day. There will be a
hurricane party on June 22. "Take
me out to the ballgame" will be
the theme on June 9. The congre-
gation will "Celebrate Freedom"
on July 6. July 13 is music night
featuring bluegrass. A luau will be
held in the ROC on July 20. The
movie "Flywheel" will be shown
on July 27. August 3 will be Youth
Night with the World Changers. A
seafood fest and back to school
bash will be held Aug. 10.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,
has changed their worship ser-
vice and Sunday School times for
the summer months. There will
be one worship service on Sun-
day at 10 a.m. and Sunday School
at 9 a.m.
Step back* in time to experi-
ence life in Jefusalem. Buck-
head Ridge Baptist Church,
1043 Cypress St., will transform
their church into a bustling "Je-
rusalem Marketplace" on June
16 until June 20 from 6 until 8:30
p.m. each night, Children and
adults alike will get the chance
to play authentic games, sample
Middle Eastern snacks, explore a
Jerusalem Marketplace and more!
Families will learn more about
God's love and Jesus' sacrifice
by being immersed in authentic
Bible-times culture. They will wit-'
ness real life dramas in the center
of town, chat with storekeepers,
and discover what the tax collec-
tors know about Jesus. For more
information, call Kim Womble -
VBS Director at 863-763-4821 or
Pastor Richard Postell at 863-763-
Vacation Bible School ev-
ery Sunday? Yes! This summer
children in the community are
invited to attend at 9 on Sunday
mornings a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Meth-
odist Church, they will be go-
ing on "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 are prickly? Have you
any idea why the eagle can soar
higher than any other bird? Each
Sunday morning we will have a
different learning station from
cooking to crafts, from games to
'up: Jr ,.'To register, call J. ,
'.'auglrn at" the church office 763-

Bible study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth
Ave., is held on Wednesday eve-
nings front~ 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nick
Hopkins presents informative and
in depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere. Every-
one is invited to attend. Coffee
and desserts are served.
Do you suffer from depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health
Support Group group meets on
the second and fourth Thursday
of the month at 6 p.m. on Martin
County Grade. Call 722-597-0463
for more information. Family
members are welcome.
A Community Interdenomi-
national Prayer Service is held
the first Saturday of each month
at 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel,
1963 N.W 38th Ave.
Each Wednesday night begin-
ning at 6:15 p.m. His House Fel-
lowship Church of the Naza-
rene will have a supper for $4
donation per person. RESERVA-
TIONS must be made by MON-
DAYS (only done by reservation!)
Phone church office 863-763-3519
to reserve and find out menu. Fol-
lowing the supper the church
has a Bible study at 7 p.m. called
"Connecting the Dots" a year
long journey through the Bible,
which explains how one book
of the Bible relates to others and
how it all "connects." Following
the supper, there are also classes
for children, youth and Hispanics
-"Sunday School" on Wednesday
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dent in grades one through six
and seven through 12. Programs
are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church,
van will pick children up and tak-
en them home. For information,
call (863) 801-4307.
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., is
hosting "Mother's Morning Out,"
a free cooperative morning of
childcare every Tuesday morning
from 9:30 until noon..The church
is now receiving registrations
for the summer session, June 3
through August 12. Details are
available by contacting Nancy
Vaughan at 763-4021 or by e-mail-
ing fumco3@embarqmailicoih.
Fort Drum Community

Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a men's fellowship breakfast
at Ruck's Pit every other Satur-
day 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 trans-
portation to and from these activi-
ties, call 863 467-1733.
The Family Outreach Cen-
ter at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., is of-
fering free classes in martial arts.
The classes are currently taught
four days a week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, hosts
open meetings for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for sub-
stance abuse. They also have Al-
Non meetings on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help
family and friends of alcoholics.
For information call Chris at 863

"Where the Diff
We still sing the c
.t We still preach the
Arlen Co

At First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., food and
clothing will be distributed by
the Church Mission House by
appointment only Call 863-763-
Okeechobee County Can-
cer Support Group meets on
the first Thursday of each month at
First Baptist Church. All cancer
patients, survivors and supporters
are welcomed to attend, support
and encourage each other. They
meet the first Thursday of each
month at 5:30 p.m. at the church,
401 SW 4"' Street, Okeechobee
(entrance is the door to the West
in front of church). Please contact
Susie Pickering at 863-467-5831
or First Baptist Church at 863-763-
2171 for more information.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email or call
Pete Gawda at (863) 763-3134,
extension 4225.

erence is Worth the Distance"

old inspired hymns.
e old infallible Book.
ok, Pastor

Sunday School Church
9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
51 NW 98"' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863)7637165


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Changeless Message
The Old, Old Story never changes. However, First United Methodist Church tells us that it changes us.

Checklist for spreading the word about your candidacy!

NEWS RELEASES. Our preferred method of receiving your information
is by e-mail at

SPHOTOGRAPHS. Candidates should supply a recent 'head and shoul-
ders' photos for use in news and advertising. Our photography team can take
photos upon request by scheduling an appointment at the Okeechobee News
office. E-mail for more information.

SPOST YOUR NEWS at the appropriate Community
Homepage. Your message will be read immediately by area citizens and our
newsrooms regularly review the articles submitted there.

SADVERTISING. According to the Pew Foundation's market research, at
least 7 out of 10 voters in any election are newspaper readers!

You'll be amazed at the value-pricing, targeted impact and overall cost efficiency
of a newspaper advertising campaign. Our talented graphic artists will help design
the right message and image for you at no additional charge! Please ask today for
a no-obligation quote on the cost of your advertising campaign.

To advertise with the... .


CALL: (863) 763-3134


Okeechobee News

o "- CCA loses contract



Okeechobee News "''
S... Edward: .
Okeechobee News
S n """ ", Animal facility pact OKd

mi~n"INr 1,H i uI Council to
Iil linelect mavor

Many newspaper owners have a hidden "agenda" whether
it is political, economic or to promote the publisher's cronies.

Not us. We're owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust.

Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and under-
standing citizens need to make intelligent decisions about pub-
lic issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with hon-
esty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compas-

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing or calling
your editor.


Community Service Through Journalism



Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008


4 NOe e ay n

Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!'
LOCAL CHANGES: Why is everyone fighting so hard against
change and against bringing business to this area? Yes, kids need re-
sponsibilities but they also need recreation. Not every kid is into sports
and just because we live in Okeechobee doesn't mean we all want to
be cowboys and cowgirls. How old is the person that said we needed
to teach our daughters how to cook and clean? We need to teach all
of our children how to care for themselves. Not every son is going to
grow up and have a wife to take care.of him, so he'll need to care for
himself. The city of Okeechobee needs to catch up with the times and
realize that even though there is a great senior population, it is the
younger population that supports them and we need jobs to do that.
Bringing "things to do" here isn't going to hurt anybody, it can only
help. Giving kids chores to do before they go somewhere is a great
incentive that most of us parents use but as it is right now, the only in-
centive we have is to go somewhere out of town. As long as we have
to go out of town for not only stuff to do, but for things like clothes to
buy, our money goes with us. If our money is going to another county
then that county is benefiting from our taxes, not Okeechobee. Why
do you think the coastal counties do so well? Because we have to go
to them. Wake up people and stop complaining if you're not going to
change anything.
TRAFFIC: Why is the traffic so bad at the Treasure Coast Mall?
Because you have all of Jensen going there and then all of us trying to
pile in on top of them. I'm so tired of picking up the paper and seeing
all of these people complaining about change and then in the same
breath complaining about the slumping economy here. You can't
have your cake and eat it too so, STOP complaining.
NO COMPARISON: Let's compare orangeswith oranges. Okeecho-
bee is not an urban environment -- probably will never be more than
a growing town. The limited foresight of some state that there is a lim-
ited amount of choices for kids, both adolescent and teenager, to do
in this town without getting in trouble. I agree that Martin County has
a leg up on us with having a YMCA, a better movie theater, beaches,
etc. All that an urban area should have though, including significantly
more crime, traffic, constant building of unnecessary stores, etc. Now
look at their gloom with half completed buildings and store fronts and
vast amounts of for-sale signs in most neighborhoods. Martin County
has lost the sense of community which it may never get back. That
is why my family now lives in Okeechobee. I shop in independent
mom-pop stores, know most of my neighbors and actually know the
names of the many familiar faces I see in town. Okeechobee's sense
of community remains strong. Thank you to all the hard working
people that have organized all the summer camps, either through the
county at the civic center, Everglades Elementary and Douglas Brown
area or the multiple other opportunities through 4-H, churches, and
local resources. These choices are local to everyone and are relatively
inexpensive for the services our children will receive.
DRAGONFLIES: Have you ever noticed that dragonflies like to
land on car antennas? My question is, where did they land before cars
were invented?
CANALS: I would like to speak on the canal situation in Buckhead
Ridge. How does this Gary Ritter of South Florida Water Management
say that the change in the canal is normal seepage when we have lost
over a foot in the last three or four days in Buckhead Ridge alone.
SMALL TOWN LIFE: Let me remind everyone that a town with
five or six traffic lights is a blessing. In eight years living here, I have
experienced the opportunity to live with positive growth of this com-
munity, frequent the community pool with my children, participate in
the organized sports at the sports complex, fish with my kids at all the
spots only the locals know about, and are active in the positive culture
of this town. In time, I would love to see a YMCA here, but would the
complainers actually get off the couch and physically go. I think com-
plaining about not having enough to do is an excuse to do nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT: When someone suggests something that
might be a good addition to the town, why do others go on the attack?
You can love Okeechobee and still want to improve it. I would love to
see a Boys and Girls Club or a YMCA here. I think it would fit very well
with the community. That's not a complaint, just an observation.
FIRES: What is taking the county and city firefighters so long to do
something about these fires? We are sick of the smoke. We can't even
go outside. It is a real problem for those with asthma. Do something
already. Editor's note: Local firefighters are doing all they can to con-
trol area brushfires. However, much of the smoke is coming from the
muck fires inside the Lake Okeechobee dike. This muck is dried out
decaying vegetative matter that was on the lake bottom. Due to the
drought, the lake level fell, exposing large areas along the lake shore.
The fires are believed to be started by humans, either on purpose or
by accident. The cause of the fires is under investigation. According
to the Department of Forestry, once a fire is in the muck, it will con-
tinue to burn until all the muck is gone or until the area is completely
flooded with water. It will take a lot of rainfall to bring the lake level
back up to flood the areas that are now on fire.

Okeechobee News

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

ation of public issues.

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

Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Katrina Elsken

National Advertising: Joy Parrish

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

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

OF: On/.

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

Letters to the Editor

Consumers trust
repair shops
According to the May 2008 is-
sue of Consumer Reports, more
Americans (71 percent) are very
satisfied with independent repair
shops for vehicle service than
new car dealers (53 percent).
As evidenced by this study,
millions of car owners trust the
independent repair shops to pro-
vide affordable and competitive
automotive repair service.
To ensure that your neighbor-
hood repair shop has the same
access to safety alerts and repair
information as the new car dealer
network, Congress introduced
the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right
to Repair Act (H.R. 2694). They

understand that if motorists are
forced back to the dealer for
service and repairs, particularly
if there is no dealership in their
area, convenient and affordable
auto repair will become a thing of
the past.
Vehicle technology is becom-
ing increasingly complex with vir-
tually every system either moni-
tored or controlled by computers.
Without full access to complete
and accurate repair information,
neighborhood shops will not be
able to compete, creating a repair
monopoly where the affordable
and convenient repairs currently
available to car owners are sacri-
ficed to increase profits for the car
The car companies say it is in
their best interest to make infor-

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 7
Ballroom dancing in Okeechobee
A group class in ballroom dancing is being offered in Okeechobee
at Church of Our Saviour Parrish Hall, 200 NW 3rd Street on Saturday
afternoons at 4 p.m. The cost for the hour lesson is $10. Private
instructions are also available. Come and enjoy the fun with or without
a partner. For more information call 772-794-9040.
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 Kenns Noonan at 863-634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service 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 the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please call
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 SeniorSingers meet at 9:30a.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.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at 863-467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave: For information, call 863-634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at
7 p.m.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
AA. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon 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.
Tuesday, June 10
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets the second
Tuesday of the month, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, lunch is provided. For information contact Jim Vensel at 863-
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.
New AA. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.

nation and tools available to in-
dependent repair shops, but the
truth is that they and their fran-
chised dealers are making more
money servicing vehicles than
they are selling new cars. There-
fore, despite what they say, they
have little incentive to work with
the independent auto service in-
dustry to ensure that local repair
shops can compete on a level
playing field with their dealers.
As vehicle technology be-
comes more sophisticated with
each model year, the situation
will only get worse in the future.
The bottom line is that there
aren't enough dealerships in all
the right places to keep every mo-
tor vehicle serviced, repaired and
operating safely.
Passage of the Right to Repair

Act will keep the repair industry
competitive and ensure that you
can conveniently and affordably
have your vehicle serviced at
the repair shop of your choice,
whether it's your neighborhood
repair shop or a franchised new
car dealer.
Please visit www.righttorepair.
org to send a letter to each of your
congressional representatives,
urging them to support the Right
to Repair Act (H.R. 2694) by add-
ing their names to the growing list
of co-sponsors.
Kathleen Schmatz
President and CEO
Automotive Aftermarket
Industry Association

Community Events

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a two-day yard sale at the Blue
Volunteer Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street)
on Thursday June 12, 8 a.m. until 2p.m., and Friday June 13, 8a.m. to
noon. There will be bargains galore and new items available. All pro-
ceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee including services offered
in The Hamrick Home. For information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or

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 Road 70 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 de-
livered 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
Darlene 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
Ave., 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.
Do you know or are you a mom with an autistic child? 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 Johanna at 910-495-3171 or email
her at

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

0 WPTV News (N) NBC News Entertainment Tonight NHL Hockey: Stanley Cup Final Game 7-- Penguins at Red Wings News (N) Sat. Night
0 WPEC News (N) CBS News News (N) The Insider Movie: Sybil (2008) (Jessica Lange) Premiere. (s) 48 Hours Mystery (cc) News (N) CSI: Miami
Q WTCE (5:00) Movie: 2nd Chnce Conqueror Secrets In Touch-Dr Hour of Power (cc) Billy Graham Classic Billy Graham Special
WPBF Horse Racing News Jeopardy! Movie: *** Finding Nemo (2003) (Voices of Albert Brooks) (s) (cc) News ReelTalk
I1 WFLX MLB Baseball American Idol Rewind Cops (N) Cops (cc) America's Most Wanted I News (N) MADtv (s) (cc)
9B WTVX King King Two Men ITwo Men Movie: ** In the Line of Fire (1993) (Clint Eastwood) Paid Prog. Law & Order: SVU
9 WXEL Lawrence Welk: God Bless America (s) (cc) The Osmonds 50th Anniversary Reunion (cc) Chris Botti: Live (s) (cc)

AMC (5:00) Movie: * U.S. Marshals (1998) (cc) Movie: ** Million Dollar Baby (2004) (Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank) Movie: Million Dollar
ANIM Animal Cops Houston Animal Cops Houston Groomer Has It Groomer Has It (N) To Be Announced Groomer Has It
A&E (5:00) Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Movie: ** ** The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Premiere. The Sopranos (s) (cc) Sopranos
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live IThe Boot Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring Iron Ring
CNN This Week in Politics Lou Dobbs This Week Special Investigations Larry King Live Newsroom Special Investigations
CRT Forensic I Forensic Forensic I Forensic Forensic Forensic Power-Justice Criminal Mind Mastrmnd Mastrmnd
DISC Deadliest Catch Man vs. Wild (cc) Man vs. Wild "Mexico" Man vs. Wild "Zambia" Man vs. Wild (cc) The Alaska Experiment
DISN Wizards Wizards Montana I Suite Life Cory Phineas Movie: ** Max Keeble's Big Move Suite Life Suite Life Montana
E! Young Royals El News Weekend (N) Movie: ** The Object of My Affection (1998) Saturday Night Live (s) The Soup Chelsea
ESPN2 NHRA Drag Racing CountdownI NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series IndyCar Racing Bombardier Learjet 550k.
ESPN SportsCenter (cc) College Baseball NCAA Super Regional -- Teams TBA. (Live) (cc) Baseball Tonight (cc) SportsCenter (cc)
EWTN Angelica Live Daily Mass: Our Lady Global Showcase IBookmark Rosary Fr. John Corapi The Journey Home
FAM (4:30) Movie: Youve Got Movie: * 'Y Overboard (1987, Comedy) (Goldie Hawn) (cc) Movie: * Y Overboard (1987, Comedy) (Goldie Hawn) (cc)
HGTV Get It Sold Potential My House House To Sell IDeserving Color Divine House House Color Get It
HIST Ax Men (cc) Ax Men (cc) Ax Men "Black Friday" Ax Men (cc) Ax Men (cc) Ice Road Truckers
LIFE Army Wives (cc) Army Wives (cc) Army Wives (cc) Movie: ** Derailed (2005) (Clive Owen) (cc) Grey's Anatomy (cc)
NICK Drake Drake Drake I Drake iCarly (s) The Naked Brothers Band (s) (cc) Lopez ILopez Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SCI (5:00) Movie: Hybrid Movie: 'h Resident Evil (2002) (Milla Jovovich) I Movie: * Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) (Lucy Liu) Movie: Dog Soldiers
TBS Seinfeld (s) Seinfeld (s) King IKing Movie: * Bad News Bears (2005) (cc) Movie: *** Zathura (2005) (Josh Hutcherson)
TCM (4:30) Movie: Darling Lili Private Screenings Movie: * Fanny (1961) (Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier) I Movie: ** h Father Goose (cc)
TLC Property Ladder (cc)' Moving Up Flip House I Flip House Trading Spaces (cc) Moving Up (cc) Flip House I Flip House
SPIKE CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn TNA iMPACT! (s) (cc)
TNT Movie: *** Cast Away (2000, Drama) (Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt) (cc) Movie: ** My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Movie: My Big Fat
UNI Locura Noticiero Familia IChavo Sdbado Gigante Impacto 1 Noticiero
USA (5:30) ln Plain Sight Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law Order: CI

HBO Movie: |Conchords Movie: ** Mr. Bean's Holiday Movie:** Shrek theThird'PG Boxing Gary Lockett vs. Kelly Pavlik. (Live) (cc)
SHOW Boxing: 2007 Muriqi vs. Tarver Am. Life The Tudors (cc) Boxing Vernon Forrest vs. Sergio Mora. (iTV) (Live) Movie:
TMC (5:45) Movie: * The Green Mile (1999) (Tom Hanks) (s) 'R' (cc) Movie: Clive Barker's The Plague I Masters of Horror (cc) Movie:


Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008



Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008

- A d
_6 be swbd b. p.vM

.~ .. ..



4w 4b49 0 8 mm
400 820o

* *


4Q1 O. 0 S


no Copyrighted Material

S'- .t -.jSyndicated Content

Available from Commercial.News Providers

o p w *
Sw~ wo-f

* a~fl~


. S ~

a 41



io S

w 0


~~ -r

% ---

4w 0

- w 0 ,0


o 0

W 0
qeS q mw

4 4

Ih ',!

me do*%_%a

Sw 6



.a I

At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres IllI. Movie times for Thursday,
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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.







- -

- 4=,- *


m 4

60 0 41

0- 0 a& D qw 5

w 0

am 40 4w ON* 4w

:. O...C.






6 Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008

OMS celebrates positive behavior .

The Osceole Middle School and perform wacky stunts. Mrs. 4I rSf T1 Lil .to eru tko BE rk19
P-i itivC Bti hv- A d. B k dM.-q.niM D r.-.. A 0 rv ______1l _'

1 oiive benav-
ior Assembly
was a lot of fun
for students
and staff alike.
The afternoon
began with a 4
rousing game of
Guard the Cone,
a dodge-ball
sort of game that is very popular
in OMS PE classes. Students and
staff combined to form teams that
were out for blood! Thirty-nine
lucky students won prizes in the
brown bag give-away, everything
from McDonald's gift certificates
to a digital camera. Many other
students had an opportunity to
put teacher volunteers on the spot

maU naa aIlerI anU IVrs. UHrynne
Emley had a singing contest on
Mary Had a Little Lamb. Mr. Burk,
Mr. Adler, and Mrs. Kamphuis
competed to see who could be
the best Miss Manners look-alike.
A group of staff had to pair up
with one partner feeding choco-
late pudding to the other with no
spoon. Mrs. Emley won the Kiss a
Pig contest and gave the little piggy
a smooch, but Mrs. Leko felt left
out and did an encore, explain-
ing that since she is retiring, she
won't have another opportunity!
Congratulations to all the students
whose positive behavior allowed
them to attend the assembly. OMS
is grateful for its many, many won-
derful students!

I, -


Submitted Photo
Mrs. Kay Raulerson and Mr. Jay Adler get creative in the Most
Creative Cartwheel contest at the Positive Behavior Assembly.

Hv Properties
Property Consultants
Land Research Services
Real Estate Investors
Assisting in Foreclosures

Robert & Jacqalineucan
eve I e

(888 82 -00C TLL
(863) 24-004

"Okeechobee s Only Full-Service
Commercial Real Estate Brokerage "

Submitted Photo

Glenn Sneider
Amanda Van Gorder was recognized at the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Night for receiving the Glenn Sneider


Gary A. Holbrook
Gary A. Holbrook, 61, died
Wednesday, .
June 4, 2008 *
at Lawnwood .
Medical Center,
Ft. Pierce. Mr.
Holbrook was
born in Pikev-
ille, Ky. and was
an Okeechobee '
resident since Gary
1986 coming Holbrook
from Wyan-
dotte, Mich. He was a welder in
the construction trade and in later
years enjoyed using his talents to
make welding projects around
his home. He was a member of
Old Regular Baptist Church in
He was preceded in death by
his mother Lovevada Tackett Hol-
Survivors include his father,
Jackson Holbrook, Okeecho-
bee; two sisters, Brenda Allen,
Okeechobee, Jackie (Dean) Mc-
Cleese ofVanceburg, Ky.; six niec-
es and nephews and several great
nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held Friday,
June 6 at the Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be today, June 7, at the Old

Regular Baptist Church, S.W. 10th
Avenue, Okeechobee. Reverend
James Barney will officiate. Inter-
ment will follow at Hillcrest Me-
morial Gardens, Ft. Pierce.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements were en-
trusted to the Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home.

Maxine S. Haney
Maxine S. Haney, 96, of
Okeechobee died Thursday, June
5, 2008 under the care of Hospice
Okeechobee. Born September 3,
1911 in Swainsboro, Ga., she had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1961.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Roy Haney; four
brothers; two sisters; daughter,
Jenee and a granddaughter.
She is survived by daughters,
Joy (Larry) McCollum of Re-
idsville, Ga., Jean Nicholson of
Roswell, Ga., grandchildren and
great grandchildren.
Private services will take place
at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

- .. -..'--...- -

S 2008'S78 PRICE
,, i,. dPO T! j i ,. r i d l'.r- 4
I)' u k i ,:.Jd l .Uh ) 1,. -
t.: rari d o.,' ,_:rJ .par .-
ire'_ lira d-appur- ...rn
>:.rr..:.r .1 ruce ,rind ,,pp:rtu r,, ,'
Fun-.i:l'.: in r .j ,,F
Oajk.-., r r..:t.r .
.',:,: f' jr',r i1j-i !., ,:i-
i mp- ,-,,I m.- ,'

:-x-.., th141 IT A
NL\KE N l\15E BUN'
,:ul. .rrr 1 i ,:-,'r.
i l rn, .-,l, p..', ..i-ld,
' r,......Ti ,,d ,:rd c
*Iu,.. rr, l- .rt.

E hur iir,: p.:":po l 3 r i, Tin-,

.*-* i *: r
S...u r ..1.:. r I.:.r l -.:'
lu .t .l.'4.,1 '
-'7- 21,X'|I l\1 G(-T
O) 1. WATER-

I. h-, J." .I ,.o I J' ,

.. ,- , _:: 1u
[.-. ,,, 1 .l 1 1

ii.r- Financing \ al.i ble'

| F.:I-.I .. t I r. i 1 i ..... ", ,, ,- .t

-. 11 F.. --, i.; 1 r .- r .. -- .. -:( I l.r

Submitted Photo

Hero Award
Judd Harris and Yahara Cordova pose with their HERO
plaques at the OMS Awards Night. The HERO award is the
most prestigious eighth grade award.

Best Built Homes
at the V Best Values!
BEST BUILT Owner/Builder Assistance*Home

SAWA-, S Design Center* Blueprints* Free
*Alumninum Structures
Wepwi build o your CALL NOW! 863-824-0224
property or ours. 517 SW Park Street Okeechobee, F L 34972
Lic. # RR(K)67720 BI\ lom,, sa'


Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kat Godwin 3126 Hwv. 441 South 863-763-8222
Uc. E Broker I ^ I

Everything We Touch Turns To "SOil"

92 2 DWMIH 4.. 26 c.n a t l autfuliy lan.l Beautiful CBS 3/2/2 w/remodeled kitchen, gran-
scaped lot in Pine Oaks Village. Easy commute te countertops, new appliances/ ceramic tile
to the East Coast Call for your appointment floors, Ig, pantry. Open concept w/Great Room
New oak cabinets, great screen porch to enjoy & cathedral ceilings. Upgraded carpet in living
the shaded yard! What a great retreat! #94428 room/bedrooms. Lg. screened back porch.
$110,000 Lae oaks#201066$262000

zz ..7

P kl l.1 EERI ER FR \'-lI 1,L l\ H -II .1 uRfT I t1 FIL"
3/3 on the Kissimmee River Frontage!! ATTENTION COMMUTERSi BRING OFFERS
Refrigerator new in'03, ceramic tile baths, eat in MOTIVATED SELLERS"! VERY CUTE 3/2
bar, det garage, patio. Boat house/dock wi MOBILE HOME ON 1 ACRE COMPLETELY
electric. Come take a look and enjoy the breath- FENCED IN A GREAT NEIGHBOR-HOOD!
taking viewsl'#200895 $319,000 tfJi..tL' .,EL, '.,IE,' $125000

Picture yourself here in this 4/2 CBS home This beauTru '- 1 ',L 1 L r. .l.:. ,Yr, ,aur.i,'
is a great neighborhood to raise a family or retire room garden tub in mater screened
in 2 A/C units, large 2 car attached carport, arn wT24x40 workshop, shed, & property is
12x12 screen porch to enjoy the beautiful land- completely fenced/cross fenced. Property ind. a
escaping' Lots of trees. (94433) $159,000 dear shelFbottom pond completew/rope swing!
#201095 $265 000



1804 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee

(863) 357-4622

/Fulford Appraisal Service
FHA Residential Agriculture
04t Estates Divorces Reverse Mortgages
dh jTim S. Fulford
Nm St. Cert. Res. REA RD816

A^.A si.,,
300 NW 4th St. Okeechobee
1 (863) 763-1323 /

: clear

& Legal Services, Inc.
Real Estate Closings Title Insurance For Sale By Owner Transactions
Divorces Quiet Title Proceedings Evictions Quit Claim Deed
Corporations Wills Immigration
H No Closing Fee, When You Mention This id !

Se Habla Espanol 863-824-6776 1138 South Parrott Avenue

David Hazellief- 610-1553
Betty Hazellief- 610-0144
Sharon Prevatt- 634-7069
Dee Reeder- 610-2485

* Se Habla Espanol *

1200 S. Parrott Ave.

* UMOWCI Sherman Wood Ranches 10+/- acres $345,000
* iHIECIEU Bridlewood Ranches 5+/- acres $129,900 MLS# 94678
* FHIC 0II Sundance Trails 6+/- acres $121,900 MLS# 200605
* MWER HMNluOIN available 7+/-acres HWY 68 $110,000 MLS# 93452

I, Taylor Creek Real Estate"

1_1'" i r '.,' !." : f -. nr L .. Fr. 1 F 1E : I, R r.-,U ,, c :j Ii ir -. .r -.1: I- : 1, i: -C,._.u n- ,
Lr i -hotm I .r '
'.,, *n ,"4-"r u l rc 'T n hoim il iixr '** ^-I'-'" 1 a ir i'f iH'" -
Tgg..,g *. ~~f m :.. a ** *

roi The uiie. ToRpovnietl



Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008 7

Brahmans enjoy all star game

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Brahman seniors, Will Davis
and Clay Coleman got to walk
where major leaguers tread, at
least for one afternoon.
The two players competed for
the North squad in the inaugural
Treasure Coast baseball classic
at Tradition Field, the New York
Mets Spring training site in Port St.
Lucie Wednesday.
White the North fell 4-3 in an
entertaining game, Coleman and
Davis still enjoyed their experi-
"It was a lot of fun, I got to
play with guys I know from an-
other team, so there was real ca-
maraderie," Davis said, "I thank
the Mets for letting us come here
Davis went hitless in two at
bats but handled a couple of
chances at first base flawlessly.
He did commit one fielding error.
"There were some of the best
players around, I really had a
good time," he said.
Coleman got to play at several

positions, second base, shortstop,
left field and right field. He also
went hitless in two at bats.
"It was alright, I'm not play-
ing summer ball or anything, so
I haven't played in awhile," he
Spencer Dickinson of South
Fork was named the game's most
valuable player.
Five of the seven runs scored
in the game came in the first two
innings, after that things settled
down offensively.
Davis batted fifth for the North
and Coleman ninth.
Coleman handled a fly ball and
ground ball successfully, but made
an error and couldn't handle a hot
shot to second in the third that led
to a Joe Scalfani (Jensen Beach)
RBI single in the third. Otherwise
the game was uneventful for the
Okeechobee pair.
"I could have done better, but
I'm glad I came out here today.
It was a good experience," Cole-
man said.
The North got a two run triple
from Colton Griffon (John Car-
roll) in the first. Griffin also scored

a run thanks to a wild pitch in the
The South scored three times
in the first as well, thanks to a run
scoring double by Dickinson, and
an RBI double by Dan Harper,
also of South Fork. Blake Silvet of
South Fork added an RBI double.
The winning run scored on
Scalfani's single in the third.
The North squad was com-
prised of players from Fort Pierce
Central, Westwood, Sebastian
River, Vero Beach, John Carroll
and Okeechobee.
The South squad was com-
prised of players from Martin
County, South Fork, Jensen Beach,
Port St. Lucie, Treasure Coast, and
St. Lucie West Centennial.
The Coaches Chuck Stewart
of Lincoln Park (North), and Tony
Mallizia of Port St. Lucie (South)
hope to make the game an an-
nual event. The game could move
from Port St. Lucie one year, to
the former Dodger town in Vero
Beach, the next.

fence, security ..- Tylorkitchenw/separateentrance.Niceopen area. Shed family room of the canal. Workshop w/plenty o
Creek Locks but has a low bridge between ro-in backward. Truly country living, sacious area storage. A new kitchen, intercom system, sprinkle
cri and locks. Call Vicki (863)634-4106. PRICE with d life. This house comes furnished stem, 1 car carport DONT MIOUTON THE
REDUCED. $185,000 (#92700) and ready for living. $1990 (#93200) GREAT HOME. 199,000 (#200025)

. . ... .... . -.,
r... ... ...

Beautiful view of the water. It has a 2 car car- between boathouse and house. A nice work- mature pines. Annual income from cell tower. 2
ort, a boat slip ramp This is a beautiful large shop inside of garage. 8 car carport. On two nice ponds 20' deep, stocked w/fish. Property is
ort aboatslipramphisisabeautull arge lots and as many beautiful FL trees, all fenced. Possible purchase of neighbors fi
ot. It has a garden tub. $239,000 (#200295) wo electric boat lifts $364,900 (#200294) acres. Call Vicki 863-6344106. $749100 (#94642)
)tres. es. V c~s p4 T e$ 9rM2

Ci telv^&,. .i.^:a :ivl;l:.-Fm1 IIP...M. MG M

Brahman Coach Mark Ward

Sports News

in Brief

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
poses with all stars Will Davis (center) and Clay Coleman

I'a t3 *' *' eZ FO

Club soccer to hold
The Okeechobee Soccer Club
"The Oceolots," will hold sign-
ups 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-
tion please call 863-634-1334 and
ask for Lonnie Sears. The club is
affiliated with the Florida Youth
Soccer Association. The costs are
$75 per player.

TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 on the second Thursday
of each month. Tournaments are
held the following weekend. New
boaters and (especially) non-boat-
ers are welcome. For information
call Dave Stotit at 863-467-2255.
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Clay Coleman throws out a runner on a ground ball during
the third inning of Wednesday's North South All star game.




A team working for you to help you
acheive your real estate goals.

3/2.5/2 Two-Story Modular home w/ 2444
SF of TLA in Taylor Creek Isles on Captive
Lake. Mstr Bath w/ Garden tub & Double
#220F Call Lori (863) 634-1457

Bay. 3Bd/2Ba on a private captured lake
right out your back door. Community
features includes club house, swimming
pool, and tennis courts. $145,000 #211E
Call Jeri (863) 634-6056

3BR/2BA/1CAR GARAGE Frame home Creek. Sunny interior, Vaulted ceilings,
w/ Stucco. Open kitchen w/ breakfast Marble sills, Crown molding. Kitchen
bar which connects to living area w/ has Display cabinets, Pantry & Breakfast
vaulted ceilings & fireplace. $183,000 bar. All appliances stay. $152,500 Call
#211G Call Jeri (863) 634-6056 leri (863) 634-6056

MANI SWMH with Large Addition on 1 Renovated Effectively a Brand NEW
+/- Acre w/ a small pond. Near Lake 3/1 home w/ Utility room on 1/2 Acre.
"O". Asking $129,900 COME SEE AND NEW: Metal Roof, Electric, Plumbing,
MAKE OFFER! #217E Call Bill (863) A/C, HWH, Carpet/Tile & Cabinets.
634-6797. $120,000 #218E Call Lori (863) 634-1457

Pefect large home in SW section.
Over 3800 sq ft. under roof. Real
brick exterior. Granite counter
tops. Commercial kitchen. Lot
next door available also. Only

NW section. 4/2, recent remod-
el, full fenced in yard. New roof,
new kitchen, new carpet, very
nice screened in back porch.

New water front home. Be the
first to sleep in this beautiful lap
sided home. This 3/2 has natu-
ral stone counter tops. Only

~- ,,,,.11 _____

Oak Lake Estates. Close to corn- New 3/2 home with a cathedral New water fron home with lake
pletion. Over 3300 sq. ft. under ceiling. All tile baths, stone access. This home is custom
roof. Granite counter tops, tile kitchen counter tops, celulose built at $249,000. 3/2 with tile
and wood flooring. Don't miss insulation, finished garage. floors, real wood cabinets, and
this one. $389,000 Water fron, with lake access, luxury baths. You can't go
Only $229,000 wrong. $249,000

We will represent you on any listing in 4
only 2%. Call for details

Okeechobee at

Tel: 863-467-1933 Fax: 863467-0728 Cell: 863-697-0164
221 NE Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972

front, Seawall, boathous,
Si~ lIBalcony, Living area is new fr
t0to flooring & Appliances. $99,
I r 3 Call Jeri 863-634-6056

Licensed Real Estate Brokers
Bobby Tucker 634-8677
Brandon Tucker, Lic. Auctioneer
#AU2579 772-201-8722

W.S. 'Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797 LoriMixon 634-1457
John Pell 357-8769 Sharon Johnson 634-6241
Jeri Wilson 634-6056 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221 Keith Pearce 634-7007
Mark Gootfdbread 634-6999 Cin Faitmce 697-0433

Avilbl *-125SE21tST
2 /- *501i M N


% (863)763-4010
Toll Free: (888) 874-2945
104 N.W. 7th Ave. Okeechobee

i l

Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008

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

* All personal items under $5,000
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
SFraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
,-and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 415
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away ... 140
Garage/Yar'd Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

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

I.jluidily, June t I .in3i. 'pmi
441 S. across from Wal-Mart
Tools, furniture, dishes, chil-
dren, men and women
clothes, much, much more
like books, collectibles & etc.

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

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

weeks Ylo... It's Easyo!n IE Ii,
SK /
(*LU I

All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!

6LJThiiii !~DJ~ iY4~

Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News and Advertiser, and The Sun

or call 1-877-353-2424 (Toll Free)
I i _


Garg .

Place Your
ad today!

Get FREE signs!

Call Classifieds

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


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


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

F Based
Yr;' f f family
.l Daycare!
Fun-Leaminq Acivihes In A
Classroom Setting, Fenced
Playground and much more
Preschool Ages: 1vr 5yrs old

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Htems in
the classifieds

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

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
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Ceramic Stove w/ self clean-
ing oven, white, good condi-
tion Call lor Details
$1 00 (863)467-4531
Refrigerator/ Freezer
White, side-by-side
ice and water dispenser
$100 (863)467-4531

Bicycles- 1 female and 1 male
adult 7 speed cruisers $90
will separate (863)467-0506
It's never too late to find
the perfect gilt. Look for
It in the lassifiP.dI.

Ful Tie 'II

F u l T i e I l

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

$950 month
(First and security)
Adults Only
Il ) [,I I

Ren I920I

Bouncer w/ activity bar, JUm-
peroo, 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


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!
V2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpel, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
blk. 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
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, iba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call

Indian Hammock
House for Rent
2 story, 3br/2ba,
barn, 3 fenced
pastures, immed. oc-
cupancy, 1st
& last $4800

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

2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage.
$1000 mo. Call Roland
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.

BASSWOOD Affordable 3br,
2ba, 2 gar, big house. $1200
mo. + Sec. dep. W/Option
to Buy (772)323-4758
2Ba, $1100 me. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN, Clean 2BR/2BA,
laundry rm. w/new appls,
screened in porch, small pet
ok, lawn serve. 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
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$850 mo. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st& sec, No pets
RENT TO OWN- 3/2, $2,000
down, $1200 mo all going
toward the purchase price.
(863)467-0128 or
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Professional Office Space
for Lease near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.

Land- Sale

S : ,,- .

Iad- I

/ 1-877-353-2424 r7oil heel

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

/ 1-877-353-2424 ron Frc&

/ Mon-Fri 8-5 / Mon-Fri 8-6

Mon: Frdo1' I? 2noorn lor, Mon p.blicoi,.on
Tues-Fri: 11 o m fo ne.i do pubihcoi.on
Sal: Th., do, 12 noor k. oSal publihclon
Sun: Fr;dav 10 a m Io;. Sur. publicatiro

Lad- Sale

I Lnd- Sa

Saturday June 7th *10 a.m.

140 Acres


i_8 Parcels '
* -iffM S.* 00 -- *U=SS

Directions: From the intersection of SR 70 east of Okeechobee and 128th Ave (Berman Road), go north
3 miles to the auction site. Watch for auction signs!

Se-/iny sepaatet. Parcel 1 Parcel 2 Parcel 3 Parcel 4
and i, cotoninalnii 18.80 acres 19.92 acres 20.46 acres 21.10 acres
with tre hlgnest E
mretiioo of sale -
teing final \

18-. .- Zi
-- -- NE 101st Street --- --

Lake /-Lake -- \ -----

Parcel 5 Parcel 6 i Parcel 7 Parcel ".
13.78 acres 18.20 acres .. )\ 14.21 acres 14.11 areas ,"

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
Cdu,,te p,,. Owner: G4 Land and Cattle Company, Inc.

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 Inspectioni 060
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 neighbors, Priced
to Sell! (863)634-0779
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
$129,900 (863)484-0809
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. It., on 1/2
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869
Join all the people who
say, "1 sold it In the clas-

available, owner motivated,
$35,000. (772)529-0777
JUST UNDER '/2 acre, SW
area, SW 7th Ave./SW 15th
St., no city taxes, $69,000.

Mobile Homes Recreation

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.
$1100/mo 1st & sec
RENTER 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214

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

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

Mobile Home Angels

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

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
(863R234-1226 or
(239 823-2587

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
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

$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
i Ts I I
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


ld.1- T.Ifili-

- I 1 1

-~---' -

Ef l no

r / *-/JL^ ^
^ .^^
;, /^f^^
*''- y *"' /' f~"^' t*~f^



i" %/ |/ rj _/ I I
_rJ D- JJ JV ^ D'i JJ -- j rLMls--ZJj l/ ----^Jj D Z.)


Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008 9







I i

















All Rebates & Incentives To Dealer +588.50 Dealer Fee, Tax, Tag, & Title. Pictures For
Illustration Purposes Only. Not Liable For Typos. *Price Includes GM Loyalty Rebate.




10 Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 7, 2008

AA **,






.. ~ N



* Th,1

2 "*4~ ~

i :i i:



*^^^M----Rr^H ** .
i^ssaaesa^^^Sfi ***';*
**^*^*^*r "i


f "- .... .. . .... ^ -...-- ^ ^ ----.
r " .. ;- --' -, ... ,.? + c r ... .
'' .. ,".^ -- .. .. -,L1 -- -- 5 I "t /
1 .. .. \.. I (
( .. ', 1 2 I \
..--. ,.. .-----..,, t t --
- - ; *, .' \' 3 ,..- _J. ^
... .+ .'.-^ _-:.--;] i ,. \ . c -^- ..': ...." -. '.'S
7* I4*"^X -*, ,l
r" "Y ---/, 2:-, ,.\" -- ,- %- ',..+-_. ..
fp... I ,: I \ *-..-.s ?v:?i (~ B? ,*"
-._ < .... ,/ ... __^ *..._;.. -/ "- - .. :. .,:i,. .. .. ;
,,L ,J + ; --J ;' --,I .l ',tai, <.+=l


- -


lt K9
-. / ., ,


fen 2ii

LIT .w~ 1 *1 I"


ur t*~

Robert Petlinalo

5 Wallace




.- --I



;i II

I:t I


I I ,,



... -. I

a L-1 I -I'IQ


:I N ln: A.

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - Version 2.9.7 - mvs