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The Florida Wing of the Civil
Air Patrol -- United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in
Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has
26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for
the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to adminis-
ter the unit and provide supervi-
sion for the cadets. The three main
missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace
education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work
side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, 863-763-3212.
Cancer Society seeks
The American Cancer Society
is recruiting volunteers who are
interested in making a difference
in the fight against cancer. Volun-
teers with the American Cancer
Society's Florida Division par-
ticipate in programs that support
research funding, educate the com-
munity, deliver services to patients
and advocate for policies that help
defeat cancer. To get involved, call
the American Cancer Society at
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Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has an-
nounced that Florida-grown to-
matoes have been deemed safe
by the U.S. Food and Drug Ad-
ministration (FDA) and has been
added to the agency's list of states
With "safe to eat" tomatoes. FDA's
website is updated in the evening
and will reflect the change.
"It is critical that consumers
know that our tomatoes are safe
and delicious," Bronson said.
"Our growers have worked hard
to ensure the utmost safety of
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Water, sewer rates may go up
By Pete Gawda
Along with higher gasoline
prices, residents of Okeechobee
may soon be paying more for
water and sewer services.
At their meeting on Tuesday,
June 10, the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) board of direc-
tors gave tentative approval to
rate increases of 8 percent for
water, 15 percent of sewer and 3
percent for other rates.
Included in the proposed rate
changes was the policy that if
a customer pays their monthly
payments by direct deposit, the
amount of their deposit would
be cut in half.
Under the proposal, the base
facility charge for a 3/4-inch resi-
dential meter would increase
from $16,43 to $17.74. The price
per thousand gallons of water
would increase from $3.46 to
$3.74 for the first 3,000 gallons
for 3/4-inch residential meters.
For water usage above 3,000 gal-
lons, the price per thousand gal-
lons would increase from $5.19
The wastewater base facil-
ity charge for a 3/4-inch residen-
tial meter would increase from
$17.21 to $19.79. The cost for
residential sewer service would
increase from $5.36 to $6.16 per
Before final approval of the
new rate schedule, a public
hearing will be held at the next
meeting on July 8. At that ,time
the board will also determine the
effective date for the proposed
These proposed rate increas-
es were backed by financial up-
dates from consultants Henry
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Save the station
Okeechobee Main Street, Okeechobee Historical Society and many interested citi-
zens would like to see Okeechobee's 1924 train depot res ored for passenger ser-
vice. This view of the north side- of the b'il'l1ing shows its present condition.
Gains made in FCAT scores
By Chauna Aguilar
The final- Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) for 2008 have now
While the district still chases
the state average, gains were
made in many areas through-
out the district.
More of Florida students are
performing at or above grade
level (Achievement Level 3 and
above) in reading and math-
ematics compared to all test
years since 2001, according to
the 2008 Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test (FCAT)
results released Tuesday, June
South Elementary School
(SES) surpassed state averages
in all but one area. Fourth grad-
ers went up two points in read-
ing, scoring a 72, which is two
points above the state average.
of 70. In math, fourth graders
equaled their score from last
year with an 82, which sur-
passes the state average of 71
by 11 points.
Fifth graders at SES lost
some ground in the reading
area by going down 12 points
to a 64. This is the only area
where they came in below the
state average of 67. In math,
they made tremendous gains
of 29 percent scoring in at 76
which is 15 points above the
state average of 61.
In science, the fifth grad-
ers at SES raised their average
four points to a 53, which is 10
points above the state average
North Elementary School
(NES) lost some ground this
year in most areas. Fourth
graders at NES lost six points,
coming in at 62. in reading.
They lost only two points in
math where they scored a 69
Fifth graders at NES lost two
points in their reading scores,
coming in at 71. In math, the
NES fifth graders gained four
points and raised their per-
centage to 57. In science, the
fifth graders at NES lost eight
points with a score of 40. NES
only surpassed the state aver-
age in fifth grade math.
Central Elementary School
(CES) fourth graders made
gains from last year's prog-
ress in both reading and math.
CES fourth graders increased
17 percent to score a 74 in
reading, surpassing the state
average by four points. They
equaled the state score of 71
with their increase of 14 points
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Thomas of Public Resources
Management Group, Inc. and
Jeff Larson of D.A. Davidson.
Mr. Thomas noted that the
rate of growth has slowed but
OUA's operating expenses have
increased. Revenues from new
customers and capital connec-
tion charges are lower than pre-
dicted last year.
Last year's predictions for
the number of new customers is
down 13 percent for water cus-
tomers and 27 percent for waste-
water customers. Projected capi-
tal connection charges were also
will move offices
to St. Lucie County
By Eric Kopp
A massive cut in the state's
budget and-escalating gas pric-
es have forced two local judges
to move their offices, and other
court officials to be creative in
the way they do business.
When Florida lawmakers
approved the 2008-09 spending
plan of $66.2 billion -- which is
$4 billion less than last year's --
it forced everyone in the court
system to tighten their belts
down to the last notch.
By Pete Gawda
Northshore Village is again
on the agenda for the for the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners when
they meet Thursday, June 1
Hopefully, this time some
sort of agreement can be
reached to mitigate the trans-
portation impacts of the 813-lot
proposed development. There
had been talk of the county
building a bypass road from
On the other hand, Mr. Thom-
as predicted that operating ex-
penses would be up 12 percent
or $1,000,000 per year by fiscal
year 2013. Rising fuel and energy
costs are also effecting OUA's op-
,Mr. Thomas' projections
showed that the proposed rate
increases would meet operat-
ing needs through September of
2009. In subsequent years, other
rate increases might be neces-
See OUA Page 2
Among other things, the bud-
get crunch means that two cir-
.cuit judges based in Okeecho-
bee will move their offices to. St.
Lucie County; a county judge
will be taking on extra duties;
and, the state attorney's office
in the 19th Judicial Circuit and
the public defender's offices
will be changing the way they
"I had to layoff three people
in court administration last
week. We've lost staff attorneys
and case workers -- this is hav4
ing a major impact," said Chief
Judge William Roby. "At some
point in time we have to shift
our resources to where they're
That shift means Circuit
Judges, F. Shields McManus and
See Budget- Page 2
S.R. 70 E. to U.S. 441 N. east of
Northshore Village and having
the developer pay part of the
cost of that connector road.
The board is scheduled to
review funding options and de-
termine if the county can afford
its share of the cost of a con-
nector road. If finances are not
available, the commissioners
are requested to discuss alter-
nate forms of mitigation with
the developer and consider a
developer's agreement that will
clarify and finalize all commit-
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Drug dealers sent to federal prison
By Charles M. Murphy
You could sum it in very few
words for Jessie Swanson and
Marshall Mitchell -- Monday
was not their day.
The two Okeechobee men
were sentenced June 9, to fed-
eral prison for various cocaine
charges. Mitchell received 30
years while Swanson got 27
"It was a pretty good day's
work," stated a detective from
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
The Okeechobee task force,
with assistance from the Drug
Enforcement Agency and other
agencies, put away two of the
bigger drug dealers in Douglas
Park in one swell swoop.
"Some of our drugs cases
qualify for federal prosecu-
tion because of the amount of
drugs involved and the criminal
history of the accused," said
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May. "Within this group
of defendants, are some who
supply drugs to street level
dealers. Within six months of
the arrests, they have been in-
dicted, tried, convicted and sent
to federal prison -- one for over
Mitchell, 39, represented
himself in federal court as de-
fense attorney Theodore Coo-
perstein looked on. He had
been charged with conspiracy
to distribute narcotics, sale or
dispensing cr distribution of
narcotics, and with being an
Mitchell was arrested Aug.
16, 2007, when the task force
received word that he was stor-
ing and distributing crack co-
caine at his apartment at 1409
N.E. Seventh S. Deputies might
have got a hirt that there was
something important inside
when they arrived at the scene
and found the front door was
reinforced with a steel bar.
Arrest reports stated that
Mitchell and co defendant La-
trisha Hunt, 2), were in the
bathroom standing at the toilet
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Repairing a landmark
Lupe Mojica, an employee of Zibeco Construction Co.,
was seen June 6, working on the old Tantee School that is
now operated as a museum by the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society. The building is currently undergoing repairs
and will be repainted.
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trying to flush items down the
That attempt failed miserably
as the pair, in a rush to get rid of
the illegal narcotics, knocked a
roll of paper towels into the toi-
let which caused it to back up.
Swimming in the bowl, officers
said, were several small baggies
of marijuana and cocaine.
Two slabs of crack cocaine
were found on the floor and of-
ficers found 7.6 grams in total at
the apartment. .
Hunt said she and Mitchell
didn't try to hide anything and
were just having sex on the bath-
room floor when officers busted
in. Agents said those words
proved hollow as both adults
were fully clothed when they ar-
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Lawrence Mirman will be moving
their offices to the courthouse an-
nex in St. Lucie West. The move
is three-fold: it will allow judges
to be reimbursed for the gas it
takes to drive from the coast to
Okeechobee County; it will allow
the judge's staff to work in offices
closer to home; and, it will help
with the burgeoning number of
cases now being heard in St. Lu-
"The judicial assistants (JAs)
for Judge Mirman and Judge Mc-
Manus aren't getting reimbursed
for traveling. It's costing them 15
to 20 percent of their annual in-
come, and the judges are spend-
ing that as well," explained Judge
Roby. "But if we have them as-
signed to St. Lucie County they
will be reimbursed by the state.
"The judges will be coming to
Okeechobee on an as-needed ba-
sis, which is nearly full time," he
I The only real difference, added
Judge Roby, is that the JAs will
have to communicate with either
Sudge Mirman or Judge McManus
by phone, e-mail or fax.
"With technology, hopefully,
We'll be working smarter," he
Judge Roby emphasized that
there will be no cut back in the
time Judge Mirman will be in his
"Judge Mirman. will he hear-
-- ing VOP (violation of probation)
and some other cases 'in St. Lu-
cie County," continued the chief
judge.' "When he's in Okeecho-
bee he will occasionally have
some free time. So, if he has some
free time, we can utilize him in St.
Judge McManus will begin
hearing the astronomical load of
mortgage foreclosure cases in St.
Lucie County which have risen
from 275 cases in May 2007 to
818 cases in May of this year, ac-
cording to St. Lucie County Clerk
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from last year's score.
Fifth graders at CES lost some
ground in all areas with five
points in reading, which brought
them to a 60; a loss of nine points
in math brought their score to a
54; and, a loss of five points in
science brought their score to a
Seminole Elementary School
(SEM) had increases in reading
and math in fourth grade, as well
as science in fifth grade. SEM
fourth graders received a 55 per-
cent of students performing at
a level 3 or above, up 8 percent
from last year. Their math scores
came up 1 percent to a 53.
SEM fifth graders raised their
reading scores four points to 57
According to an arrest report
Hunt, who received 38 months
in prison earlier this year, said:
"When I buy drugs, I buy big."
Hunt pleaded guilty to various
charges and also received five
years of supervised release.
Arrest reports stated Mitchell
denied ownership of the cocaine.
He noted the apartment was sim-
ply a prostitute hangout and any-
one could have owned the drugs.
His landlord disputed that
claim. He stated Mitchell had
leased the apartment for at least
a year before this bust, reports
Swanson and several others
were jailed after they repeatedly
sold crack cocaine last Septem-
ber and October to undercover
officers and confidential sources.
Others receiving prison sen-
tences for selling cocaine were:
Daryl Rembert, 37 years; Herman
of Courts records.
He will also hear civil and fam-
ily cases in Okeechobee County.
Another change will have
Okeechobee County Judge Jerald
Bryant hearing dependency and
delinquency cases here instead of
"The bottom line is, the judges
assigned to Okeechobee County
live in Martin County and both JAs
live in St. Lucie County. The judg-
es can absorb the travel expense,
but their assistants can't spend
the $3,000 to $5,000 a year," said
Judge Roby. "My office is in Mar-
tin County, so when I drive to
Okeechobee, I get reimbursed
because my office is here. But if
a judge's office is in Okeechobee
and they are assigned to Okeecho-
bee, they aren't reimbursed."
Judge Roby said he went be-
fore the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
for help with gas expenses but
his request was voted down 5-0.
He said he asked for $300 to $400
per month for the two judges and
their two assistants for a total of
"That was when gas was $3.20
or $3.30 a gallon," he said.
The budget cuts also have the
offices of the state attorney and
public defender making unique
and unprecedented changes in
the way they operate.
In the Dade County Public
Defender's Office, for example,
beginning next week they will no
longer take on felony cases. This,
said Public Defender Diamond
Litty, will mean the court will have
to appoint a private attorney to
take the case. That attorney will
then be paid a contract rate for
Ms. Litty said her office in this
district has 37 lawyers and han-
dled over 27,600 cases last year.
"We're cutting back in every-
thing -- travel costs, the amount
of paper we're using -- but we're
not firing anyone at this time,"
She said less than half of her
$6.5 million budget comes from
and their math scores 12 points
to 46 percent. Science scores for
SEM went up four points to 26.
Everglades Elementary School
(EES) lost ground in all areas for
their fourth and fifth graders. EES
fourth graders lost two points in
reading, scoring a 58; and a loss
of four points in math brought
their score to 60.
EES fifth graders lost a lot of
ground in reading with a decline
of 12 points to 53. In math they
only lost one point by scoring
a 45, and experienced a loss of
three points in science where
they scored a 26.
While the ultimate goal for the
district is to match and eventually
surpass the state average, district
officials said they were pleased
with current upward trends.
According to Russ Brown at
the Pemayetv Emahakv Char-
ter School, they were above the
Daniel, 30 months; Alma Wright,
37 months; and Charles Booker,
Catavis Jackson was also sen-
tenced Friday. He received 10
years in prison following his con-
viction of possession of cocaine,
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon and possession of a
firearm with altered or removed
serial number. Following his stint
in prison, Jackson will be on pro-
bation for two years.
"I hope that young people
see these sentences and stay
away from this way of life. The
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice and the federal government
are serious about stopping the
illegal sale of drugs," said Sheriff
Wright was the only defendant
who made a statement in court.
Her attorney Edward Reagan stat-
ed Miss Wright had several misfor-
tunes in life including the death of
"But, 95 percent of what we
get from the state is salary and
benefits -- it's people money.
When they cut our budget; it's
people," she said.
This also holds true for the of-
fice of the state attorney.
State Attorney Bruce Colton
said that 95 percent of his budget
--which was cut from $11,205,000
to $10,877,000 this fiscal year -- is
salaries and benefits.
"The good thing is, our staff
will stay employed. The bad thing
is, our case load is increasing and
putting a great work burden on
our current staff," he said.
Both Ms. Litty and Mr. Colton
have helped their respective office
weather the state cuts by institut-
ing programs that bring a little bit
of extra money into their offices.
Ms. Litty explained that when
people apply for services from the
public defenders office they must
pay a $40 application fee. That
fee will go up to, $50 on July 1.
She said that money, along with
public defender fees that are col-
lected, go into a Criminal Indigent
Trust Fund. Her office gets 25 per-
cent of that while the rest goes to
"That money is a large sum be-
cause we've been diligent in col-
lecting it," she said. "It's kind of a
rainy day fund. Thank God it was
there, because we didn't have to
lay people off or fire people."
According to the Okeechobee
County Clerk of Court, the pub-
lic defender's office collected
$19,967 in Okeechobee County
last year. The office of the state
attorney collected $11,358 here
Mr. Colton explained that his
office collects a cost of prosecu-
tion supplement. While they col-
lected $24 per case last year, Mr.
Colton said that cost will go up to
$50 for every misdemeanor and
$100 for every felony.
That fee is only. assessed if
someone is found guilty or enters
"This goes back into the op-
erating budget," said Mr. Colton.
"It won't offset a lot of the money
state average for both reading
and math in fourth grade. Their
fourth graders scored an 83 in
reading and a 90 in math.
Mr. Brown said 90 percent of
the fourth graders all had gains
over their last year's scores.
The Pemayetv Emahakv fifth
graders scored a 53 in both read-
ing and math and a six in sci-
On a state level, overall, 60
percent of students, in grades
three through 10 are reading at
or above grade level compared to
58 percent in 2007. Sixty-six per-
cent of Florida students are dem-
onstrating mathematics skills at
or above grade level, compared
to 63 percent last year. Highlights
of this year's results include:
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Thurs-
day, June 12, parents may view
their students' scores via the
FCAT Parent Network (www.
her mother at the age of 13.
"She was in the wrong place
at the wrong time and I request
she receive drug counseling," he
Wright noted she had tried to
take the right path in life, but ap-
peared to have been diverted.
"I'm not where I want to be,
but I'm grateful I'm not where I
used to be -- rock bottom," she
All of the defendants were al-
lowed to participate in drug coun-
seling and treatment while incar-
cerated. All received some length
of supervised release when they
are released from federal custody,
court records show.
"I thank the Okeechobee
County Narcotics Task Force for
their hard work. Our community
is safer because of them," Sheriff
cut, but it will offset quite a bit.
Although his office collects
these fees, Mr. Colton said not all
of the 20 judicial circuits do.
"When the Legislature cut the
budget we could tap into our bud-
get to off set that. In those offices
that didn't collect, they had to fur-
lough people," he explained.
That simply means that JAs
were forced to take days off from
work without pay. In the county
court system that translates to
a 58-day furlough. In the circuit
court the furlough would be for
22 days, while a 13-day furlough
would be required at the appel-
late court level.
While the money has been re-
duced, the case load for the local
state attorney's office hasn't.
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright said his Okeechobee of-
fice took on 113 new felony cases
in May. That does not count the
number of misdemeanor, juve-
nile and drug court cases.
To help cut costs, Mr. Albright
said the office of the state attorney
has canceled training seminars as
well as a week-long conference
which is also for training.
"Normally, we'll travel out of
town to do depositions, but we
are now trying to do them over
the phone. And, we try not to
order transcripts if we can get
around it," he said of the cost-
But despite the budget crunch,
Mr. Albright said it will not cause
him to offer more plea deals.
"The budget will never cross
my mind in those cases," he said.
Ms. Litty agreed.
"We're not going to sacrifice
justice because of the budget,"
While their budgets have been
slashed and some tough deci-
sions made, Ms. Litty said the is-
sue is more than just dollars and
"This is a public safety issue,"
said Ms. Litty. "When the crimi-
nal justice system is not funded
properly, the public's safety is at
the secure login and password
provided by their school. School
districts and schools can access
electronic copies of their reports
Printed reports, including in-
dividual student reports, school
reports, district and state reports
will be delivered to school dis-
tricts next week.
To view the 2008 read-
ing, mathematics and science
FCAT fact sheet, visit http://fcat.
To view school, district and state
FCAT reports, visit http://fcat.fl-
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
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He said that OUA's existing
rates are not sufficient to meet
estimated fiscal year 2009 oper-
ating expenses. Mr. Thomas rec-
ommended finalizing the funding
plan and developer agreements
required to construct the east side
Mr. Larson also said it was time
to get going with the east side
forcemain project. This sewer
forcemain would serve Treasure
Island as well as proposed new
developments in the eastern end
of the county.
He suggested determining be-
fore the next meeting how many
developers are still willing to pay
their fair share of the cost for
guaranteed capacity. He said that
working with developers is like
Mr. Larson said plans for the
forcemain may have to be down-
sized, depending on developer
He predicted that existing rates
would not be sufficient to meet
estimated operating expenses be-
ginning in fiscal year 2009.
In other action, the board:
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ments from the county and the
In another traffic related mat-
ter, commissioners will consider
a policy to allow the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office to patrol
the privately-owned roads in In-
In an unrelated matter, county
administrator Lyndon Bonner has
proposed amending the county's
existing hospitality ordinance to
give him greater discretion in pur-
chasing hospitality items.
In other action, the board is
consider selling a vacant
county-owned lot in Playland
Park to Habitat for Humanity;
consider a change in zoning
received the finance report
for the period ending May 31;
awarded a contract to Der-,
rico Construction of Melbourne
in the amount of $1,322,782.50
for construction of the SE-2 lift
station and gravity sewer rehabili-
approved the purchase of a
generator for the SE-2 lift station'
at a cost not to exceed $93,621;
extended the contract time
on a previously approved con-,
tract with South Florida Water
Management District to provide
financial assistance to develop a.
county-wide strategic plan for ex-
pansion of the OUA wastewater
approved the expenditure'
of $19,819 to Chaz Equipment,
of Wellington to repair specified-
approved a surplus property
list for disposal;
approved the purchase of a
60 kilowatt generator for $20,401-
and a 100 kilowatt generator for,
$30,059 from Kelly Tractor Sup-
approved a developer'*s
agreement with Silver Palms RV
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residential mixed to residential
general to allow for rental prop-:
consider continued financial
support to Florida Heartland Ru-
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consider budget requests
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consider policies, proce-'
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Spotlight on Okeechobee
Thanks for the help City Officers I11 S.111A1' S
Last week, I sustained a bee City Police officer that I YOU I've lived many other .__..
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been treated during the week.
However, on Saturday, the pain
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because they went out of their
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know who you are and I want
to pass on my sincere appreci-
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places and can imagine get-
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a tragedy if I had hit someone.
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Raulerson Hospital staff for tak-
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CANE: I really would like to thank the person who turned in my
walking cane at Wal-Mart.. I use it a lot, but it also has a lot of sen-
timental value. It is a woc)den walking cane. And I really appreciate
someone honest turning it: in.
TRAIN STATION: I'm getting tired of hearing this "Let's,save the
train station. Let's call CSX and have them save it." Where were all of
these people 20 years ago when the station started getting into this
condition. Nobody cared z bout it forever then 20 years later they want
to tear it down and all of a sudden everyone wants to save it. Don't
you think the saving should d have been done a while ago?
GAS STATIONS: With the way the gas prices are why don't we
have more full service stations? Places where they pump the gas,
clean the windshield, etc. There are some people who are sick and
have a hard time getting o ut of their cars.
GAS SUPPLY: Why isn't this president taking emergency mea-
sures on our gas supply r ight now? We should be calling off the re-
serve and he should be di ctating everything that has to be done right
now. I mean why do we even have a president. We need to be drilling
in Alaska right now. We need to be emergency drilling, sending crews
up there right now to build! the refineries. Why isn't he doing that? This
is like Nero in Rome, the gi jy who plays the fiddle while Rome burned.
He is the worst president ve ever had.
INJUSTICES: I despise! injustices. Whoever said our laws are made
to protect the innocent people? My experience and what I hear and
see happening is that the criminals and wrongdoers can create such
a smoke screen and store /of lies in front of the judge, just to create
enough of a reasonable d oubt, for the judge to favor in their behalfs.
Landlords go through the time consuming ordeal and expense to evict
a deadbeat that has not lived up to their part of the lease, of course,
only to be denied by the tenant, and the judge denies the eviction.
Do our judges honestly bi believe that landlords want to go through the
hassle and expense to el ict a good tenant that pays their rent and
abides by the lease? There i the judge suggests that you should get an
attorney to represent you.. Only to cost you more money and time, all
the while the deadbeat ti enant is living in your place and destroying
it while you are still payihig your mortgage, taxes and insurance. And
finally upon their departLure, you have the task and cost at cleaning
up after them. Who said there are no free lunches? It costs you more
money to try and get your losses back. Our honorable judges need to
get their heads back into the sunshine and start supporting the good
people that are in the righ t, that our laws were created to protect.
ATVS: You know, 20 years ago there were no ATVs and it was not
a problem. We had bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc. And we
did fine. We didn't need A IVs for recreation. I think we were better off
without them. They just destroy property, cause a big mess, use gaso-
line and make noise. Plus I they are dangerous. If you don't believe that,
spend a weekend night ii i the emergency room. Kids are better off
riding bicycles. At least ridding a bicycle gives them exercise. Why does
everything have to be mol :orized? Are the kids too lazy to ride a bike?
No wonder so many kids are obese. People walking or hiking don't
seem to cause any trouble. People riding bicycles don't seem to cause
any trouble. People riding horses don't cause any trouble. It's when
+ you add the motorized AT Vs that you get trouble and complaints.
VIKING: This is to the people who own ATVs and have property
in Viking. As long as you c amp and ride on your own land, and don't
bother your neighbors wi th music so loud they can hear it a mile
away, no one will bother 1you. But before you go on someone else's
land, have the courtesy to contact the landowner for permission. It is
not public land. It is not your land. It belongs to someone. If you don't
know who it belongs to, yc u can go online to the property appraiser's
web site and find out. I thin-k a lot of the problems in Viking could be
solved with a little courtesy. I would never go onto someone else's
land without asking permission. It is just common courtesy.
NOISE: Now school is out and I know the teens will be staying
up late. But if you are the pliarent of a teenager, please get them to cut
the noise after 10 p.m. on weeknights. They don't have to get up for
school, but we working fol ks still have to get up early and go to work.
We need our sleep. We do n't want to have to call the cops to tell you
to keep the noise down. Running ATVs up and down the street, close
to people's homes, makes a lot of noise. Please don't let the kids do
that at night. If you have close neighbors even if you are in your own
yard, it can be so loud it keeps the neighbors awake. Before 10 p.m.,
no problem. But late at night we need some quiet so we can sleep.
PRAYER: If you are feeling sorry for yourself and how bad you
have it, there is a simple pn ryer than can help. It is probably the fastest
prayer to have answered. JIust pray, "Lord, please send me someone
to help today." You will bie amazed how quickly someone will ask
for your help, and how he Iping someone else makes you feel better
about your own life. The q i ickest way to stop feeling sorry for yourself
is to help someone else wl io is in worse shape than you are.
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I would like to respond to the
caller on the Elderly Woman. First
of all she is not at HER comfort-
able home. The judge has a right
to make the determination based
on all the facts of the case. What
I would like to know is what kind
of country do we live in when
a nephew has the power to ob-
tain a power of attorney while
an elderly woman is in the hos-
pital after under going surgery.
When a nephew or any person
has the right to have an elderly
woman taken from a nursing
home in which physicians and
her spouse recommended her to
be in and they just go in take her
out without any permission from
a physician without notifying her
husband and without even telling
the nursing home that she was
Aunt Sibbie and Uncle How-
ard had been happily married for
over 40 years until she was taken
away from him. Since then, over
two months she has been told
that her spouse has abandoned
her that he doesn't love her and
that she needs to divorce him.
She's been told that other family
members have stolen her things
when they have only been placed
in storage for safe keeping. Uncle
Howard did not leave Aunt Sib-
bie. She was taken from him.
Right or Wrong he did what he
thought was the only thing he
could do out of LOVE for his wife.
She had gotten to a point that he
felt he could no longer care for
her in a way that she should be
cared for. As a married couple
that love each other we want the
best for our spouse. As a married
couple the spouse has the right
to make decisions for the other.
Uncle Howard is a very proud
man but he is also a man that
adores his wife. He went to the
nursing home daily. Then he was
forced away from his home when
threatened by the same nephew
that took his wife from him. He
was afraid to even stay in his own
home that he shared with his wife
for years. He at first stayed at a
hotel in town. Later Aunt Sibbie
was admitted to the hospital in
town and when she was being
released he asked that she be
transferred to a nursing home in
Melbourne due to other threats
Early Learning Coalition meets
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. Okeechobee County Provider/Advisory Council Meet-
ing will be on Wednesday, June 11, at noon. It will be held at Ameri-,
can Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee.
Children's Services Council meeting
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, June 12,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office, 700 S.W. 2nd Ave.
Hospice plans yardsale
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 13,8 a.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
BBQ benefits Rodeo Team
OHS Rodeo Team will be having a barbecued chicken dinner June
13, starting at 11 a.m. at Elis' Western Wear for pick up. You can pre-
order dinners for delivery of five dinners or more on June 11, from 9
a.m. until 5 p.m. at 863-467-0807 to place your orders. For additional
information please contact Darlene Bass at 863-634-5815.
Okeechobee Autism Support Group
Okeechobee Autism Support Group begins 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
wShrine 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.
Camper drawing to benefit Hospice
Retired Judge Ed Miller has generously donated a 2005 Aliner Sofa
Model Camper to Big Lake Hospice, in memory of Jack and Frances
Raulerson and Waymon Jones of Georgia. Tickets for the drawing are
$5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Big Lake Hospice
office or Thrift Store located at 3543 Highway 441, next to Publix. The
winning ticket will be drawn on Father's Day, June 15. The winning
ticket will be published in the Okeechobee News and announced on
All proceeds from the drawing will benefit Big Lake Hospice's pa-
tient care fund.
For more information or questions please contact Big Lake Hos-
pice at 863-763-0707.
that had been made and tle heat-
ed argument that brought depu-
ties to the hospital. He moved
to an apartment right across the
street from the nursing home so
he could be close to the love of
his life. He choose Melbourne
because his sister and brother in
law lives there and they were the
people that both Aunt Sibbie and
Uncle Howard had named to be
over making decisions for them if
they were unable to do so.
So this loving home that she is
now in is the home of the person
that caused a 93 year old man to
leave his home that was com-
pletely paid off, to leave a county
that he had lived in for years and
that has stripped a wife of over
40 years away from her husband
both physically and emotionally.
Not to mention the extreme dent
that has been caused to the nest
egg that these two elderly peo-
ple has lost due to the legal fees
of having to fight for the right to
remain husband and wife that
should had been able to be used
strictly for their care.
Yet, Uncle Howard is willing
to be uprooted again, taken away
from the assistance and support
of his sister and brother-in-law just
to do what ever he has to do to be
reunited with a woman that he
loves more than life itself in hopes
of regaining the affection they had
shared up until two months ago.
And in hopes of being able to
share what time they might have
left as husband and wife. They
had a solid and loving relationship
that should never been allowed to
be torn apart. Aunt Sibbie would
had never wanted this. She loved
her husband dearly.
So God help us all when any-
one is allowed to tear us away
from our spouse just because we
are old. When anyone can walk
in and take our elderly out of a
nursing home without anyone's
permission. And when a neph-
ew has more rights than a spouse
of over 40 years.
I can only hope that some day
my nephews or nieces don't think
they have the right to do this to my
spouse. What about you? So jus-
tice would be that the person that
has caused two elderly people to
be torn apart be held liable
Wednesday, June 11
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
Thursday, June 12
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI International Genealogical Index-, Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn
Rinear at 863-697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second Street, Okeechobee. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank
Irby at 863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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Reflections from the Pulpit
By Rev. Tommaso
"Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve? If
Ephesians says to imitate Christ,
then why do you look so much
like the world?" Todd Agnew
from the song "My Jesus'
Are we lying to ourselves,
saying we follow Jesus and are
following own version of Him?
Would He care about the color
of the carpet or whether or not
we play contemporary music?
Are we adding our own thoughts
to the Gospel instead of just fol-
lowing after Jesus with humility
and love for those He came to die
for? Why do we fight against the
truth? We fight against the truth
because we want things our way.
We have our own view of who
Jesus is. The wrong view could
mean hell for you and those who
follow you. Do not fight the truth,
it does not make it untrue.
Have you ever seen someone
fighting the truth? Saul was fight-
ing the truth, he was lying to him-
self thinking that he knew better
than God. He was going to pro-
tect the Law and the prophets by
slaughtering those who followed
"And Saul, yet breathing
out threatening and slaughter
against the disciples of the Lord,
went unto the high priest." (Acts
9:1) Who is this Saul? He was a
Pharisee of Pharisees, basically a
Jew of the Jews. Saul was threat-
ening everyone he could in order
to stop this religious sect from
growing and spreading their so-
called lies to the world. He was
going on with the threats desir-
ing to slaughter them. He had a
taste for the blood of these blas-
phemous disciples, who were
preaching about this condemned
man named Jesus. Why did he
fight this Jewish sect more then
any other Jewish sect? Saul was so
zealous for the Law that he took it
upon himself to rid the world of
this evil blithe of the world. Saul
wanted to rid this world of those
who claimed salvation was here
and called for holy living. He did
not want people to follow this Je-
sus, because Jesus was suppos-
edly found to be a heretic who
was punished with death. These
Christians were worshiping Jesus
and Saul wanted that to end.
Are you fighting against the
truth? If you are in Christ and do
not think you need to tell others
about Christ you are being dis-
obedient and fighting the truth. If
you think that holiness is an op-
tion and not a requirement for
the Christian life you are being
disobedient. If you think that Je-
sus will save you if your good out-
weighs your bad, not only are you
disobedient you are most likely
not a Christian. Christianity is not
marked with fighting the truth,
but living truth out. Christianity is
marked with a changed life that
seeks after holiness. If you are not
striving for holiness you need to
check yourself making sure you
belong to the faith.
"Examine yourselves, whether
ye be in the faith; prove your own
selves. Know ye not your own
selves, how that Jesus Christ is
in you, except ye be reprobates?"
(2 Corinthians 13:5) If you do not
belong to the faith you need to
Truth is truth even when you
fight it. Did you know that God is
revealing truth to you and I even
when we fight it? Sounds weird
doesn't it? That God would contin-
ue to show us truth even though
we are disobedient and lost in our
sin, that is amazing grace. I have
mocked God and challenged
Him, because I did not know Him
and yet He still spoke to me and I
am now His preacher. God is still
speaking His truth even though
Saul rejected this Jesus and now
Jesus will speak to him directly.
"And as he journeyed, he came
near Damascus: and suddenly
there shined round about him
a light from heaven" (Acts 9:3)
A light shone around Saul from
heaven. It was the power of God,
Jesus Christ revealing Himself to
Saul. "And he fell to the earth, and
heard a voice saying unto him,
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou
me?" (Acts 9:4) With the power
of God around Him Saul fell to
the ground. He was compelled
to fall on His face, because when
God is in your presence you can-
not help but fall to your face, like
Moses who was told to take off
His shoes for He stood on Holy
ground went to the ground. "And
he said, Who art thou, Lord? And
the Lord said, I am Jesus whom
thou persecutest..." (Acts 9:5)
That power was enough for Paul
to declare in a question that the
Lord was speaking to him. Lord is
that you? I would want to respond
"Duh, Saul, come on, get with it,
get a clue, who else would it be?"
He had persecuted Christians for
their "blasphemous lie" that Je-
sus was risen from the dead. Now
Saul himself, beheld that same
Jesus and the undeniable proof
that He both lived and reigned in
glory. Jesus says I am the one you
have been persecuting.
His truth is still truth regard-
less. Are you listening? If you are
in Christ and you are in sin, He
is asking you through His word
to come back and get right. If
you are in Christ and you are in
sin, He wants you to get right be-
cause He did not call you to sin,
but to holiness. If you say you are
in Christ and you are in sin, fight-
ing God's truth and do not care
about following Jesus you need
check yourself and make sure
you are His. You may have the ap-
pearance of Godliness, but lack
His power. Because God's power
changes the one He calls, and that
power is salvation through Christ,
"cause my Jesus bled and died.
He spent His time with thieves
and liars. He loved the poor and
accosted the arrogant. So which
one do you want to be?" Todd
Agnew from the song "My Jesus"
He died for you and I to pay for
our sins regardless of whether we
trust Him or not, but if you were
to die without Him you would
be eternally damned. He died for
all yet not all will accept the gift
that was given in love. "For God
so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that who-
soever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting
life." (John 3:16) "For the wages
of sin is death; but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
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Anna Lugo was awarded
the National City Bank
Night. The awards was pre-
sented by Karan Bowers.
Jared Pfenning was award-
ed with the Quality A/C
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scholarship by Bill Black
at the Scholarship Night.
Jacob Story was awarded
the Remy Lou Durrance
Memorial Scholarship at
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Erin Tewksbury was
awarded the New York
Family Life Scholarship
at Scholarship Night.
The award is for $1,800
towards her education.
Kelly Buchanan was recog-
nized at Scholarship Night
for receiving the Quail Creek
Plantation Scholarship. Pre-
sented by Fred Fanizzi.
Angela McCall received the
Rotary Club Scholarship at
Scholarship Night. Present-
ed by Terry Burroughs.
Asuncion Esquibel received
the OHS Academy of Fi-
nance Scholarship at Schol-
arship Night. Presented by
Jarelle Conn received
the Physical Therapy of
at Scholarship Night. Pre-
sented by Bill Black.
Rina Boswell was recog-
nized at Scholarship Night
for receiving an academic
scholarship from Smith Col-
lege. The award was pre-
sented by Wendy Padgett.
Rafe Erwin was awarded the
Okeechobee Yatchette Club
Scholarship at Scholarship
Night. Linda Rochford pre-
sented the award.
Jared Pfenning was awarded
with the $1,000 P.H.O.E.B.E.
scholarship by Davy Rauler-
son at the Scholarship Night.
Ana Toledo received the
Syble Burroughs Memorial
Scholarship at Scholarship
Night. Presented by Terry
Cr stal Yvonne Carman, age
June 4, 2008
inr Orlando Re-
Center. Born .
May 10, 1977
in St. Peters-
urg, she had Crystal
been a resident Carman
bee since 1984 and attended
Okeechobee High School.
She enjoyed singing, children,
Christianity and helping oth-
She is survived by her beau-
tiful twin babies born May 14,
2008; son, Sebastian; daugh-
ter, Selena, mother; Karen
(Terry) Millette of Okeecho-
bee; father, Dan (Linda) Car-
man of St. Petersburg; mater-
hal grandmother, Anne Vogt
of Clearwater; step paternal
grandmother; Nellie Millette,
of Louisville, Colo. In addition
she is survived by brothers;
Brian (Jessica) Levesque of
Okeechobee, Danny Carman
of Winter Haven; sisters, Jen-
nifer Carman, Shawn Chap-
man, Sheresa (Gary) Mesec all
of St. Petersburg; stepbrother,
Wayne Poole, Shane Granger
both of St. Petersburg, Jeromy
Millette of Colo.; stepsisters,
Lisa Granger of St. Petersburg,
Alisa Millette of Colorado and
a host of loving, aunts, uncles
The family will be receiving
friends on Friday, June 13, from
4 until 7 p.m. and services will
be held Saturday, June 14, at
11, both in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth
Street, Okeechobee. Father
Edward will be officiating and
interment will follow in the Ev-
All arrangements are un-
der the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home
and Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street,
Jackson E. Holbrook
Jackson E. Holbrook, age 89,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
June 7, 2008 at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Mr. Holbrook was born
in Dante, Va., an Okeechobee
resident since 1982, coming
from Wyandotte, Mich. He
was a veteran of WWII who
had served in the U.S. Army.
Before retiring he was a steel
worker in the construction
trade for over 30 years. He was
a member of Old Regular Bap-
tist Church in Okeechobee, he
loved his church and he loved
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Lovevada Tackett
Holbrook and recently by son,
Gary A. Holbrook.
Survivors include his two
daughters, Brenda Allen of
Okeechobee, Jackie (Dean)
McCleese of Vanceburg, Ky.;
six grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren; three sisters,
Bonnie White of Bethesda,
Md., Nona Jones of Bristol, Va.,
and Donna Harris of Nashville,
A visitation was held Tues-
day, June 10, at the Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Services
will be held Wednesday, June
11, at 11 a.m. at the Old Regu-
lar Baptist Church, S.W. 10th
Ave. Okeechobee, with Rev.
James Barney officiating.
Interment will follow at Hill-
crest Memorial Gardens, Ft.
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Robert Duniecki, age 39,
of Okeechobee died May 16,
2008 in Okeechobee. He was
born April 23, 1969 in Wro-
claw, Poland to Tadeusz and
Krystyna Duniecki. He was a
self employed roofer. He was
of the Catholic faith. He came
to Okeechobee in 2003 from
West Palm Beach.
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ents, Tadeusz and Krystyna Du-
niecki of Chicago, I11.; brother,
Norbert (Paul) Duniecki of Chi-
cago, Ill., and a daughter, Patry-
cia of Chicago, Ill.
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held on June 2, in Chicago.
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book at www.bassokeecho-
Local arrangements were
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home
Albert Lindle Massey
Albert Lindle Massey, age
88, of Okeechobee died, Tues-
day, June 10, 2008 in Raulerson
Hospital. Born April 29, 1920 in
Morgantown, Ky., he had been
a resident of Okeechobee for
the past 23 years. He served
in the United States Marine
Corp and was a member of the
Shrine, VFW and enjoyed fish-
ing, puzzle books and camp-
He is preceded in death by
four sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Betty, of Okeechobee;
son, Robert Massey of Tampa;
daughter, Linda (Marc) Sher-
rill of Tampa; stepson, Mike
(Bettye) Heerdink of Califor-
nia; stepdaughter, Kim Long of
Okeechobee; four grandchil-
dren, two great grandchildren
and three step grandchildren.
The family will be receiv-
ing friends on Friday, June 13,
from 10 a.m. until service time
at noon in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crema-
John Belles, 78, of Okeecho-
bee, died Monday, June 2, 2008
at Raulerson Medical Center,
He was born in Akron,
Ohio. He served in the U.S.
Navy. Before his retirement he
was a salesman for 25 years
for the Wonder Bread and Kee-
bler Co. He was a member of
the Church of the Nazarene
in Okeechobee. He was also
a member of the American
Legion. Mr. Belles has lived in
Florida for 50 years.
Survivors include his wife
of 27 years, Mary Belles; two
daughters, Judy Belles of Ohio,
Becky Hudgins of Ohio; a son
Jim Belles of Ohio; step daugh-
ter Diane Schaffrick of Jupiter
Farms; step-son Kyle Northover
of West Palm Beach. He is also
survived by six grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren and
two step grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Friday, June 13, at 6:30
p.m. at the Church of the Naza-
All arrangements were un-
der the direction of Veterans
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C 12,000 BTU, with heat,
A/C 3 ton, package unit, with
heat, $300. (863)675-8937
WINDOW UNIT Admiral
18,000 btu/hr, 220v, still in
box, never opened, has re-
ART PIECE Metal w/ an In-
dian in front & a Buffalo in the
back. Dated 1842. Good cond.
$200 neg. 863-763-2965
BED & DRESSER- Antique
Victorian Walnut, Circa
1880's, $1200 or will sell
APPLIANCES (White) Refrig-
erator, Stove, Microwave,
Washer & Dryer. $500 for
all, will sep. (863)517-0244
Chest freezer- opens from the
top, white, like new, used 6
months $75 (863)357-7265
DEEP FREEZER Rheem,
works good, 14'x8", $35.
DISHWASHER Kenmore, ex-
cellent condition $25
GAS STOVE, apt size. $150
LaBelle (863) 673-8944
GE Gas stove, like new, center
burner on top for eggs or
bacon, asking $200
MICROWAVE Stainless Steel,
Large. Like new $75
top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $249 (954)675-4814
PORTABLE DISHWASHER -
w/cutting board top and
sanitize wash, very good
cond $135 (863)763-1997
REFRIGERATOR- white, 18.5
cu ft, ice maker, good condi-
tion, $185 (863)763-1997
STOVE Gas, apt size, $85.
WASHER & DRYER Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $349 for both
SHED 10x12x7 w/double
floor. Newly painted. $200
ROOF PANS Used, alumi-
num, 31 pans 9.5' x 1', 22
pans 12.5' x 1'. $250 firm
SLIDING GLASS DOOR Has
frame & screen, good condi-
tion. $75 (863)228-0467
STEEL POLES (22) 9 Ft. x 4".
$660 for all, or best offer.
Will sep. (863)675-8204
TELEPHONE POLES (16) 20
Ft. +/-. Used. $800 for all,
or best offer. Will sep.
WINDOW 4 x 4, tinted, slid-
ing glass window, brand
new, never used. $45 or best
WOODEN POLE 14', $5. Call
Bouncer w/ activity bar, Jum-
peroo, Stroller travel system,
all items like new $200 will
CAR SEAT & Stroller Evenflo,
Matching. Asking $60
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Swing, Bouncer,
Stroller. Like new. $200 for
all, will sep. (863)763-7609
PACK N PLAY GRACO w/
Mobile & Changing Pad. $40
TODDLER BED Little Tykes,
Blue, Race Car w/ Mattress.
DELL XP Pro computer sys-
tem, $75. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Apple, Power Book
G4 w/WiFi. $450 or trade on
Pistol (772)461-8822 Ft.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$40 or will separate Call for
Xerox 5018 Copier- needs ink
and toner or can be used for
parts, prints 3 sizes, sits on
cabinet $50 (863)763-7609
BED Queen size, dresser,
mirror, 2 night stands, good
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
DR SET marble top, 2 leafs,
6 chairs, intricate wood,
earthy brownish tone, $1400
ELEC LIFT CHAIR w/battery
backup, micro suede, beige,
like brand new,$400
FUTON oak, great condition,
w/extra thick matress,- $100
or best offer. (863)673-3076
HUTCH Old Early American,
72" H x 45" W, top shelf 11"
D, bottom 211/2" D, 4 drs.
$899 neg (239)657-4569
LIVING ROOM SET Brown,
,Microfiber, 2 pc. sofa & love
seat. Excellent condition.
LR SUITE microfiber, brown,
excellent condition, $400 ne-
MATTRESS Box spring &
frame, full size, like new.
Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
ROUND TABLE, Lazy Susan
center and 6 chairs $600
LaBelle (863) 612-9899
Sectional couch, end tables,
coffee table, 2 night stands,
solid wood $1000 neg., will
SOFA Olive color, good con-
dition. $45 (863)214-3850
TABLES 4 pc. Set Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $100 or
best offer. (863)610-0685
WICKER COUCH White,
chair, 2 end tables & coffee
table, excellent condition.
GOLF CART Yamaha G16,
gasser, fast, new tires &
paint, horn, lights, trailer
itch. $975 (863)697-2033
ACP (2) $240 will sell separ-
BELGIAN BROWNING light 12.
Never fired, excellent condi-
tion $1750.00 LaBelle
GUN COLLECTION 7, Win-
chester, Remington, Moss-
berg, 3 single shot, 1650/will
HANDGUN Rueger Super
Red Hawk, 454 casull, 7.5"
barrel, stainless steel. $600
neg or trade (772)216-2493
MAGTECH 22 Long Rifle -
AB LOUNGE By Tony Little,
with workout DVD, brand
new, as seen on HSN. $100
BOWFLEX Power Pro 250,
like new. $350 or best offer
TOTAL GYM 3000 like new
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TREADMILL Electric. Brand W e B uy Scrap G old, BUILDING AND LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER OKEECHOBEE COUNTYSCHOOLBOARD POLICY
new condition. Pd. $3000,
Asking $600 or best offer S silver and C oins Approximately 7,000 Sq. ft. Inaccordance withthe Adnistative Procedures Act, Chaer 12, Florida Stat-
Snutes, notice is hereby gven that the Okeechobee County school Board will con-
(863)467-5500 40 x 140 Metal building R.V., oat Stora sder amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on
WORK OUT BENCH Brand E llio t's Paw n S op Has 2nd story inside above office areas. & 200,onsignmenat6:00pm, inRoom303of the S choo Board Adinis-
new, never used. Includes Approx. 1200 sq. ft. of office area-downstairs STUAiRT'S policy amendment are available in the School Board Office located at 700 S.W.
weights. $200 419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553 Lots of warehouse area. RceationaDepot nd 2 A venue, Room 307.
(86)467-5500 Approx. 1 acre of land -Zoned industrial 4300 Hwy441 S ee s r epotcom AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5 40- Student Control
Agricu0turec o o p-This policy includes the Code ofStudent Conduct.
3 phase electric- Room to expandMajor revisions are proposed orn the following sections: Community Control; Sexual
Lots of parking area. Close to town. Harassment, Guide To Violations Chart; Chart "G" Sexual Offenses; Bullying/Ha-
ENGAGEMENT RINGc- 14 Kt EAST SIDE OKEE, Newer 3br, Asking $600,000. Price is negotiable. TRUCK BED 12' utility bed The legal authority for this policy is FS. 1001.42. Laws implemented are
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col- 2ba, 2 cargarage 522SE 9 N. Industrial Loop, LaBel 33935 QUAD RUNNER Veryi Reading, $1,500 or best f S 12.57); 1001.43; 1003.04; i 1003.31: 1003.32; 1006.08;
or is E, 1 KT total wt., 36th err $2000 down & 99 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelleFl.33935 ce, Reading, $1,500 or best of- 1006.0O9; oo6.10;06.13.
36,h T,.a, $000,derr.&300 Prairie Kawasaki ATV, fer. Call 863-673-5891 This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613 $1400 mo. All towards prin- Call 863-675-0022 (8am to 5pm) auto, green, runs great.
WE BUY GOLD & SILVER Christmas Trees 745 ciple (863)467-0128 or or 863-673-0889 (After 5pm) $1500 neg (419)606-2609 TRUCK TIRES 7-10:00-20 PatriciaG.Cooper, Ed:D.
Turn your Gold & Silver into Farm Equipment 805 (561) 307-7988 YAMAHA 4WEELER '04 and 2-12:00-20, all mount- Superintendent of Schools
Money,! Wolfgang Jewelers, Farm Feed/Products810 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ Kodiak 450, 4x4 w/difflock, se lsep (239,657-4569
1416 S Parrott Ave., (next to Farm Miscellaneous 815 2Ba, $1100 mo. +t 1st last,1 od3k00 4i, 4 /iff k sp (239657-4like new. $3500
UPS store) Farm Produce 820 sec. & refs. Call Barry for or best offer (863)673-2529
i/ Offered 825 morini. 772-216146 available, owner motivated YAMAHA SCOOTER 1990 CHEV 3500 PU '92 2 wheel
Farm Supplies/ IN TOWN, Clean 2BR/2BA, $35,000. (772)529-0777 $200( 863)67 7-1742 or CHEV 3500 PU '92 2 wheels
BEDSIDE HOSPITAL TABLE Services Wanted 830 laundry rm. w/new appls, (863)677-1063 drive, 110K, asking $2500 or
Goes over bed, tilt for stor- Fertilizer 835 screened in porch, small pet ifi f tat Boats 3005 A110 best offer (863)673-5891
age, 30x47" Height. $85 Horses 840 ok, lawn serv. incl., non- I Campers/RVs 300 CHEVY 1500 PU '95 -has 6"
(863)763-5500 Okee Landscaping smkg. env., $800 mo. + Jet Skis3015ic lift, 33" tires, needs minor in-
HEARINplie As 8IDS45 Behind ear sc. (941)504-3954 Absolute Auctio Sat. June 28 Marine Accessories 3020 terror work, $2500 Public Notice 5005
by Widex, digal, re pro- Livestock 855 KINGS BAY, @ 10:00am. Home + Marine Miscellaneous 3025 (863)517-1597 StatePublic
grammable. $1000 or trade Poultry/Supplies 860 2BR/1 BA, 1 car garage, CBS 66+/ Acres Lumpkin Motorcycles 3030 DODGE 1500 P/U 99 59 Legal Notice 5500
on pistols (772)461-8822 Seeds/Plants/ House. central a/c & heat, (Stewart Co.)GA. Target Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 motor, 2 wd, auto, 129k mi,
Flowers 865 dishwasher,W/D, storm shut- ction (800)476-3939 GA Automobiles 405 needs a/c work, chrome tool
ters. $850 mo. + $850 sec. AU #003069 Albert Burney Autos Wanted 4010 box. $3500 (863)801-5801
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434 (256)543-1654. fi Classic Cars 4015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train -MOVE IN SPECIAL- Coastal Georgia- Gated Golf/ Commercial Trucks 4020 FORD 150 PU '93 crew cab, THE NINETEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT
for high paying Aviation Waterfront Community locat- ALUMINUM BOAT 18ft, trail- Construction runs exc. & looks good, 3 OFKEECHOBEECOUNTY
Maintenance Career F ap-t, setting.Verylean, Nopets ed between Savannah and er, 55hp engine, everything Equipment 4025 tSe6,$2150spd (863 ,E763- 216
road rae. AFi-nancial HORSE TRAILER 2002, 20se t, se $5 )e7 N St. Simons Island. Fitness runs, works good. $2000 Foreign Cars 4030 150(8 76 16 .. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
aid if qualified Job place- orse s (Center, nature trails, tennis, (863)675-2614 Four Wheel Drive 4035 Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl., AS TRUSTEE FOR TE CERTIICATE-
ment assistance. CALL Avia- (863) 673-8944 NICE NIEGHBORHOOD 3BR, boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC- ALUMINUM BOAT 22" wide Heavy Duty Trucks4040 4 speed, bed, matt & topper, CURITIES CORPORATION HCKEDOME
tion Institute of Maintenance ROUND RING 9 panel. $400 2BA, pool, extras. Must see! ING starting at $65k. 9' long, $100. Parts Repairs 4045 chrome wheels, good shape EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES OOMC
(888)349-5387. (863)824-0402 1401 SE 8th Dr. $1300 mo. (877)266-7376. (863)675-8760 Pickup Trucks 4050 $1500 firm (863)467-9465 2005HE5,
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE SADDLE 1412" Bob Mar- 1st& sec.(863)885-1347 Colorado Ranch Foreclosures BASS BOAT Nautique, 1 Tractor Trailers 406 FORD F150 '89 4wd, 180K, vs.
from Home. *Medical, shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral OKEE. 2br/1lba, unfurnished 100 Acres just $59,900 Oth- owner, loaded, orig. title, Utility Trailers 4065 new oil pump, ball joints, tie OF JASON M. ESTES; KRISTY L PET-
*Business, *Paralegal, pattern, With silver. Asking duplex. $550/mo + $550 er ranches available Year- mint cond., $5,000. Vans 4070 rods, clutch, 6 cyl, 5 spd, TYA9S A/UKRISTY PETTY UNKNOWN
*Computers, *Criminal Jus- $1250 (863)697-6470 dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave. round roads, access to (561)262-1390 $3500 (954)242-2180 SPOUSE OF RISTY L. PETTY AATE
tice. Job placement assis- S L Wt yu S (239)707 5155 utilities. Excellent FinaDEncingR EVE K T E TOF L REVA U .
tance. Computer available SADDLE Western youth size, Exe 5263 EINRUDE OUTBOARD '82 FORD F150 '96 44, body EPA RTMENTOFREVENUE UN
Financial Aid if qualified. Cali all leather Bighorn saddle, OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1.5BA, X.4289 www.FLioves- 150hp, for parts, no propel- ood shape, runs good, ANT#2,
(866 858-2121, www.Cen- like new cond, perfect for newly renovated, new septic CO.com. ler, $100. (863)763-1370 $2500 or best offer efendants
turanlinecom. trail. $235 (863)763-2692 nelsystem, net e S oa comt GHEENOE 2001, 10.(3' 9)763-17 1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL (863)674-1333/675-1115 NOTICE OFFORECLOSURE SALE
BOAT radio controlled En- 50e lot, 1310 SE 5thSt. How about TENNESSEE For a black, automaticE, fully loaded, FORD F150 flareside 1994. NO E IVN t
u$850To. + $850 sec. Op- list of available lake & moun- Excellent condition, with 2 A MUST SEE !!l.! $4,250 Call A s d MInal JudGmENtoFrsurntdo
force, gator model3n, 4tion to buy. (239)707-5155 tain homes & properties call seats. $350. LaBelle for details (863)467-0504 Musto, psell.$,45 Lbedln e 52, andl JudgentFeouredi cased N
Lakesid Rray, tol fe old, $360,-58 (863)517- 7 Must sell. $3,495 LaBelle 5/22-/08, and entered in Case No. r
$225. (561)573-3499 INDUSTRIAL to-roer1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer, (863) 675-4822Nineteenth08CA4ftheCdicial circ in and for
$225. (561)573-3499 INDUSTRIAL LANMWER KEECHBEE 4/2/1 Ever- (888)291-5253 or visit GLASTRON 17.5FT- 140 HP loaded, -8, runs great, FORD 464 motor, OKEEHOBEE county, Florida, wherein
Bodybuilding Mass System 50" cut, Dixie Chopper & lade Estates, tile throughout, www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. Evinrude & trailer, $900 or drives great, blue & tan, FORDPU '75 .464 motor, S BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
by Nx care, anavol, aminovol trailer, 5000 95/mo, 1st & seeL No pets trade for Ganoe $3750 (863)467-8959 asking $1000 AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE-
&t3,increase size& strength (863)675-6432 561-248-3888/863-599-0156 LAKE PROPERTIES FROM (561)261-0766 (863)634-4213 HOLDERS OF ASSET BACKED SE-
s -,nc s sz JUST $39,900 Lake Gunters- CHV..RCiCASC'2CURMES CORPORATION HOME
$50 Call 863-634-4202 Murray Riding Lawn Mower OKEECHOBEE- On the water, vill Scottsboro AL. Marina, JON BOAT 13 ft, fiberglass, EVY C all power, cold EAC, new pLASSIC '92 FORD PU '87 250, air works 2006-HEU LOAN PlaitSO ad JASEONM
Bully Dog Downloaderfor 14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, good cond. dock, lbr, iba, fully turn. gated entrance, u/g utilities., excellent fisher, aluminum runs cogreat, D$2506 great, asking $1500 SHES U s aNPananUdS ASOFNRI
03-04 Dodge Cummins $500 neg. (863)261-2177 W&D, Elec & satellite incd., Buy now, build later! Excel- trailer, 35 hp Johnson. (863)634-0399 (863)634-4213 SON M. ESTES; KRISTY L PETTY
Truck, like new, $200 after 6pr or (561)308-5338 $700/mo. (863)467-1950 lent financing available! $1250 (863)801-3459 63K/A KRISTY PETTY; UNKNOWN
(877)917-5253 x 4270 CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs FORD RANGER PU '88- 4 cyl, SPOUSE OF KRISTY L: PETTY AK/A r
4 ,(863)763-,4 REAR ENGINE MOWERS (2)p -n ( 2 JON BOAT 13FT, fiberglass, 5 speed, 4x4K good shapeOwKRISTY PETTY'STATE OF FLORIDAoRID Ni' 1
L S E Snapper, 42" & 30", $850 REwww.Zo m, well. $600 (863)612-0992 .
(863763-8014 REAR ENGIN separately. NT T3 OWN BASSWOOD wwxm3ft new paint, with title, $200 $1000 (863)763-9064 KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
DOUBLE STROLLER -el Ma- Snaper 42" & 3, $850 3b/2a $2000down,wCHEVON E lARL$O '966N #2aretMe NT Of n RantI u
cLaren, side by side, seat re- will soil separately. $1200/mo All going towards MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA (863)697-9800 CHEVY MONTE CARLO '96 6 TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I wil
lines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360, (863)517-2077 (LaBelle) principle, Bruised credit Property NOW IS THE TIME POLY BOAT '02 9' 4" Minn cyl, auto, $2500 i ashat Okeechobee County Judicialdde
Asking $200. (863)610-1750 RIDING MOWER 11HR 36" okay (863)467-0128 or TO BUY! Views- Streams Kota bass hound, w/30 lb (863)763-9064 center, 12 N.W 3rd Str., Okeecho-
Fat Burner Methyl Ripped, cut, needs some belt work, (561)307-7988 Homes Cabins Acreage troll motor, live well, 2 seats. CHRYSLER LHS, '99 runs & CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd, bee FL at 1:00 AM en ne 1.
rapid fat loss strongest fat $200. Call 863-946-3622. Call for FREE Brochure. $450 neg (863)697-0136 looks great, needs a/c work, V6, looksgood. $250 as set forthinsad Final Judgm to
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Nice New CBS Property Sale 1055 Mobile Homes Rent 2015 hitch, tow behind trailer HI TOP CONVERSION VAN, '93 TEMS FOR SAL INCLUDE MIS OFFICELLA-
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863-467-2112/447-1571 ing environ, No pets. auto. $895 (863)467-0085 (863)357-3633
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10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 11, 2008
OCRA rookie All Stars qualify for state championships
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By Charles M. Murphy Sunda
Okeechobee News Seb
Okeechobee American bat- nings.
tied all weekend in a double Ok
elimination tournament with fated
five other squads and earned two g
a berth in the championship can,
game Sunday. elimin
Okeechobee fell, 14-7 to 8 tour
Sebring American, but not be- Recrea
fore they put a big scare into the Oke
hosts from Highlands County. Sebrir
Okeechobee led 4-1, and were the S
still tied 6-6 in the fifth inning of will bi
Every 67 minutes son
Regular exams by a Board C
bring ultimately won out
huge rally in the late in-
eechobee National de-
Lake Placid, 13-2, but lost
games to Sebring Ameri-
13-8, and 5-0, and was
nated Sunday at the District
nament at the Max Long
eechobee American and
ig American qualified for
tate Tournament which
e held on June 28 in Pax-
Not Do It?
neone dies from Melanoma.
Certified Dermatologist are crucial.
iathan Sanders, M.D., J.D.
y's contest. toneFlorida. ,
American thwart Ok e
Okeechobee American wal-
loped Lake Placid, 11-1, and led
9-0 after the first two innings in
their first round game which
set the tone for a good tourna-
Sebring American rolled
through the tournament unde-
feated. They defeated Okeecho-
bee American 7-2 on Saturday,
and Okeechobee National on
In Friday's victory, several fine
defensive plays helped Sebring
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rallies., iThey pounded out 12
hits and scored seven runs in
the first inning despite 97 degree
temperatures. Gabe Gomez led
the way with three runs scored
and three runs batted in.
Okeechobee scored five
times in the fifth as they sent
nine batters to the plate. How-
ever the rally fell short.
Avon Park lost both of their
games, losing to Sebring Na-
,tional 5-2 in the first round.
BOAR: ERI IE
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OCRA 12 and under Girls Fastpitch Triple Sevens Amusements won first
place in the championship game against Emory Walker. (front Yow) Kait-
lyn Coleman, Kaylen Fulford, Tiffany Bowers, Elizabeth Johns, Tabitha
Henry, Carrissa LaCotta, Haley Greeson, Khrysta Herndan, (back row)
Megan Stiller, CJ Eddings, Bethany Stuart, Lauren Hazellief. Coaches,
Frank LaCotta, Jerry Herdan, Richard Smith and Randy Fulford.
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