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 17, 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: VID01329
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


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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


Just Horsing
Around Camp
UF/IFAS Okeechobee Coun-
ty 4-H program, along with the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
and the Okeehcobee Children's
Services Council, will be offer-
ing the Second Annual "Just
Horsirig Around" horse day,
camp. Each of the three weeks
will have a unique theme.
The first week, June 23-27,
will focus on basic horseman-
ship and horse care.
The second week, July 7-11,
will expose campers to various
equine disciplines.
The third week, July 14-18,
will offer campers insight into
the rodeo world focusing on
pole bending, barrel racing,
goat tying, roping and other
"non-roughstock" events.
For more information and
to register please contact the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office at 863-763-6469.
Camp fee is $100 plus a $25
stall fee per week. Pre-registra-
tion is required.

Main Street Mixer
planned Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street
invites you to the Main Street
Mixer on Thursday, June 19,
from 5 to 7 p.m.
This month's mixer will be
hosted by the Law Offices of
Hoskins and Turco,. located
at. 212 South Parrott Avenue.
Mark your calendar and invite
a friend, this is a great way to
network in the community and
meet our local business repre-
There will be door prizes and
refreshments will be served.
For more information please,
contact Main Streets Executive
Director Toni Doyle at 863-357-
MAIN (6246).

Drought Index

Current: 538
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.27 feet
Last Year: 8.91 feet
A Sponored Bfy:

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

Classifieds................................. 7
Com ics .................................. 5
Community Events................... 3
Obituaries... ...... ..... ..... 6
Opinion............................... ... 4
Speak O ut;................................. 4
S ports....................................... 8
TV ................................ .............. 4
W eather................................ 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
frusmutt imils

a 16510 00024 5

Former coach charged with fraud

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A former youth football coach
in Okeechobee and two others
have been arrested, by federal
authorities for their alleged con-
nection with a tax fraud scheme
at the Okeechobee Correctional
Institution (OCI).
Charged with conspiracy to
defraud the United States were
Albion Crowell, 34, of Okeecho-
bee; Constance Shoots, 56, an
OCI librarian; and Bridgett Wil-
liams, 37, a contractor at OCI
and the daughter of Shoots.

All three have signed federal
court plea agreements indicat-
ing their guilt. However, accord-
ing to a spokesperson with the
United States attorney's office in
Tampa, Crowell will have a plea
hearing in federal court on July
I at 10 a.m. Shoots will have a
similar hearing on June 27. No
hearing date had been set as of
Monday, June 16, for Williams.
The hearings will be held in
the United States District Court
in Tampa.
United States Attorney Robert
E. O'Neill also announced that
a former OCI psychologist has

been sentenced to five years in
federal prison "--' Patrick
Goodheart, 38 id guilty
of conspiring nit mail
fraud and wire conspir-
ing to defraud id States
by filing false ulent tax
returns. He' mnced by
U.S. District :abeth A.
Kr,, hmn,,ih June 13.
5 i Williams
al ,< up to five

z... intranet da-


tabase to get the names and So-
cial Security numbers of inmates
located at other state prisons.
He then provided these names
and Social Security numbers to
OCI inmates. The inmates then
used the names and information
to generate and file false federal
income tax returns. Goodheart
and others then smuggled the
false returns out of prison and
mailed them to the Internal Rev-
enue Service (IRS).-
In total, the conspiracy at OCI
netted about $902,487.87 from
the IRS.
In Crowell's plea agreement,

it is stated that the former Pop
Warner youth football coach
in Okeechobee took part in the
conspiracy between February
2002 and May 30, 2003. The in-
formation said he knowingly
cashed 11 false refund checks
at the One Stop Shop in Port St.
In one case, the agreement
states that on Sept. 27, 2002,
the conspirators filed a false tax
return in the name of Thomas
Brown, an OCI inmate. The re-
turn called for a refund of $2,061.
See Coach Page 2

Wanted man

captured in

N.E. Florida

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Fort Drum man wanted
in connection with the sexual
molestation of a young victim
was captured early Saturday in
northeast Florida with the help
of a former friend.
.Edward Howard Oliver II,
39, N.W 344th St., was arrest-
ed June 14 in Sanderson. He
was returned to Okeechobee
where he was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail on
four counts of sexual battery
on a child/familiar or custo-

dial. His bond has been set at
.01 iv e r
was arrested
at 4:30 a.m.
Saturday at a
store by depu-
ties from the
Baker County Edward
Sheriff's Of- Howard
fice (BCSO) Oliver II
with the help
of a former friend of Oliver's. By
9:30 p.m. that night, he Was at
See Man Page2

Parking is a

problem for

banquet hall

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Ad-
justments and Appeals willbe
hearing three cases this eve-
Kevin and Catherine Bar-
tfield are requesting permis-
sion to install a used dwelling

What:: Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Ad-
justments and Appeals
Where: Commission chambers,
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
When. 7 p.m. today

See Parking Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Jada Ciftci (center) was chosen for the Phoebe Raulerson
AIT award from over 100 students in the Accelerated Induc-
tion into Teaching (AIT) program. She was presented this
award by Phoebe Raulerson (right) and Dr. Patricia Cooper

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
INI Florida
CLEWISTON In a bid to
provide Las Vegas-style gaming
locally, the Seminole Tribe of
Florida Monday unveiled a host
of new slot machines at their
Brighton Casino an undertak-
ing 16 years in the making.
As he congratulated the
work of those involved in
making the installation of the
new machines possible, Marty
Johns, general manager of the
casino, said, "We're the littlest
(casino), but I like to think
we're the loudest, too."
Mr. Johns' comments pre-
ceded the ceremonial first slot
machine pull by members of
the Seminole Tribe. Dozens,
crowded the area where the
machines were located and, in
the casino that was once used
as a hardware store and then a
hairdresser's salon, the council
played the first round of slots.
"I'd like to thank God for

what's happening," said Mitch-
ell Cypress, Chairman of the
Brighton council. "Proceeds
(from the machines) go to
tribal programs for the elderly,
health and education."
According to Gary Bitner,
who handles public relations
for the tribe, the Seminoles
have been working at getting
consent from the state to pro-
vide Class III slot machines for
more than 15 years now. Under
the Indian Gaming Federal act
signed into law by President
Ronald Reagan, casinos are giv-
en the chance to provide gam-
ing of any kind that is available
elsewhere in the state. Since
bingo is legal in other casinos,
it was the basis of the arcade
games at the Brighton Casino.
In 2004, however, Florida
voters passed a constitutional
amendment giving municipali-
ties a local option to allow the
Vegas-style gaming. Once that
hurdle was passed, the Semi-

hole Tribe met with Governor
Charlie Crist, and on Jan. 7, the
U.S. Department of the Interior
approved the agreement be-
tween the state and the Semi-
nole Tribe. to allow the new
machines to be offered at the
tribe's various casinos.
Now, the machines will re-
semble the slot machines of
Las Vegas, and players will be
playing the house for the jack-
pot. This differs from the pre-
vious incarnation of machines
where players bet against one
another in what mbre closely
resembled a large electronic
bingo game.
"The biggest difference now
is that you get more bells and
whistles," said Mr. Bitner.
With the new slot machines
in place,, the plan is to offer
Class III blackjack, baccarat
and other card games at the
casino, Mr. Bitner said. Officials
See Slots Page 2

Teacher receives AIT award

By Chauna Aguilar respective classrooms during
Okeechobee News their final semester at FAU.
Local teacher Jada Ciftci re- The AIT program differs from
cently received the Phoebe Raul- a regular student teaching expe-
erson AIT award for her achieve- rience. AIT teachers, supported
ment in the Florida Atlantic by a master mentor, an onsite
University, College of Education peer teacher, and an FAU super-
Florida Institute for the Advance- visor, have complete responsi-
ment of Teaching. ability for their own classrooms.
According to the FAU website, Additionally, they are under con-
the Accelerated Induction into tract with the school district for
Teaching (AIT) program works the five month school district se-
with school districts to alleviate mester and will receive a $5,000
teacher shortages in rural and ur- stipend.
ban schools. AIT provides quali- In order to qualify and be ac-
fied FAU College of Education cepted into the AIT program, you
students with the opportunity to must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or high-
accelerate their teaching careers. er, be in your final semester, and
Participants serve as regular, full- have successfully passed all por-
time classroom teachers in their tions of the Florida Teacher Cer-

tification Examination (FTCE).
Ms. Ciftci participated in the
AIT program in a fifth grade
classroom at North Elementary
School during the Fall, 2007 se-
mester. According to Mrs. Rauler-
son, she not only proved to be an
asset to her students, her grade
group and her school during her
internship, she also showed a
great deal of.inner strength and
character in how she conducted
herself in fulfilling the responsi-
bilities of the position.
She is currently a full time
fifth grade teacher at NES.
After completing the AIT in-
ternship and graduating in De-
See Award Page 2

pr 3-3 w Mve aW 1ne5e 0le ./w

S561-992-4000 al

&1^ W~BHl~~tH^i rfllJ~-7Z7fffl*
^;-.-.-..^;..^^iv -.-..^ ^ ^. ;. f ^ ^~,, --. .iN;Si=A M 'tfiMim r"" "^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Vol. 99 No. 169

At the casino: Vegas-style machines

INI/Jose zaragoza
Officials with the Seminole Tribe Council' in Brighton participated in the ceremonial
"first pull" of the slot machines on Monday.

Brighton introduces new slots


-- ----------~ -- --------------il-aii~Haar~l~-rsaul~




2Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Continued From Page 1
unit in a residential mixed zoning
district, on S.E. 33rd Terrace. Staff
has recommended approval.
Lightsey Enterprises, LLC,
property owner and Richard
Smith, applicant have requested
a special exception for a ban-
quet hall in a heavy commercial
zoning district at Treasure Island
Plaza. This banquet hall would be
rented for such things as wedding

Continued From Page 1
The check was mailed to Hallan-
dale and later cashed by Crowell
at the Port St. Lucie store.
The plea agreement states that
Crowell cashed checks totaling

Continued From Page 1
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) being interviewed
by Detective Rosemary Farless.
Detective Farless said Oliver
had borrowed a car from a friend
of his in Port St. Lucie, but would
not return the vehicle when asked
to by the friend. After hearing of
the charges filed against Oliver,
the Port St. Lucie man called Oli-
ver and demanded his car be re-
Finally, on June 13, Oliver
contacted his friend and asked to
meet him at the store in' Sander-
son which is located at exit 324
on 1-10. The friend agreed.
The Port St. Lucie man then
called Detective Farless at 7:30
p.m. that night and told her that
he was going to meet Oliver. She,
in turn, called the BCSO and to-
gether fhey devised a plan to ar-
rest Oliver.

receptions, private parties and
Staff has recommended denial
stating that ingress and egress to
the plaza were not designed for
the proposed use. The staff re-
port states that the proposed use
could have a negative effect on
pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
Staff also objects due to the lack
of parking spaces. The plaza has
53 parking spaces. Existing busi-
nesses account for all but nine of
the spaces. Staff contends that at
least 60 parking spaces would be

It also states in the federal in-
formation form that Crowell and
other conspirators also received
and cashed money orders from
various co-conspirators totalling
The information goes on to
state that Shoots cashed tax re-
fund checks during the same
time frame totalling $34,335.77.

At 3 a.m. the Port St. Lucie man
met with BCSO deputies at the
interstate exit. The deputies then
got into the man's van and went
to the convenience store. Once
at the store, Detective Farless said
the Port St. Lucie man got out of
his van and physically restrained
Oliver until the deputies exited
the van and placed Oliver under
Detective Farless said if Oliver
is convicted he could get any-
where from 30 years to life on
each charge.
The OCSO detective went on
to say that law enforcement in
both Martin and St. Lucie coun-
ties are also investigating Oliver
on similar charges.
Oliver, who moved to the
Fort Drum area in 2005, was first
brought to the attention of Detec-
tive Farless by some concerned
citizens in Fort Drum.
"He's from the Martin and
St. Lucie County area," said the
OCSO detective.

required for a banquet hall. The
applicant currently leases ap-
proximately 30 unpaved spaces
for parking. That lease expires
this year and the unpaved parking
does not meet county specifica-
The board is also expected to
consider a preliminary develop-
ment order for Silver Palms RV
Village. The proposed 512 lot RV
subdivision would be located on
about 88 acres stretching more
than half a mile southward from
S.W 32nd Street east of Seminole

Some of this money was depos-
ited into her account at what was
then known as Big Lake National
Bank, states the plea agreement
Williams, continued the federal
document, received $23,845 in re-
funds from the bogus tax returns.
She also received and cashed
checks during the same time

She was assigned the case at
8:30 a.m. Monday, June 9. By that
afternoon she had obtained a
search warrant for Oliver's home
and by Tuesday she had received
a warrant calling for the man's ar-
She said when she' searched
his home he was not there, but
he was in contact with other oc-
cupants of the home. Because of
this, he knew law enforcement
was looking for him.
Detective Farless speculated
that Oliver went to the Sanderson
area because he's familiar with
the northeastern part of Florida,

Cove and Ousley Estates. Staff
recommends approval.
In addition, the board will be
discussing proposed landscape
regulations. The regulations
would provide minimum require-
ments for the design, plant selec-
tion, installation and maintenance
of landscape elements and site
improvements. The regulations
would address residential and
nonresidential landscaping.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

frame as Crowell and Shoots.
Williams was employed by
AraMark, an OCI contractor.
All of those involved will be
responsible for repaying the mon-
The case was investigated by
the IRS and prosecuted by Assis-
tant United States Attorney An-
thony E. Porcelli.

as well as the southeastern part
of Georgia.
Law enforcement had ex-
pressed concern that the man
may have been thinking about
committing suicide to avoid ar-
rest. At the time of his arrest,
Detective Farless said four knives
were found in his possession.
Detective Farless said Monday,
June 16, that the victim is safe
and is receiving professional as-
Due to the manner of the
crime and its sensitive nature, in-
formation on the victim is being

. : .'". '
.' : * ": "
.. ... -, a: .';A ,

Okeechobee News
Published bY Independent Newspapers, Inc.
To Reach Us To Start or Stop A Paper
Address: Phone: (8001282-8586
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D E-mail:
Okeechobee, FL 34974 The Okeechobee News is available
Webslte: daily via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
To Submit News Okeechobee County. Call the office to
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub- find out if your home is within our
missions from its readers. Opinions, present home-distribution boundaries.
calendar items, stories ideas and pho- Call '800-282-8586 to report a missed
tographs are welcome. Call (863 763- newspaper or poor delivery.
3134 to reach our newsroom. Items Additional copies of the newspaper are
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. available for 50 cents daily through
E-Mail: Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
Speakout: (863) 467-2033 office. Home delivery subscriptions are
available at $29.43 for three months.
To Place A Display Ad Okeechobee News
Phone: 863- 763-3134 USPS 406-160
E-Mail: Published Daily by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
To Place A Classified Ad 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Call 877-353-2424 to place a classified Okeechobee, FL 34974
advertisement from home. Periodicals Postage Paid at
Falt 877-354-2424 Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address
E-Mail: changes to Okeechobee News
Billing Department Circulation Administration
bPilling O Box 7011
E-Mail: Dover, DE 19903

Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at






Treasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer

Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.

Tim loannides, M.D.

r n lMohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails

Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., JD.
Fellows of the Board Certified by the
SAmerican Society for American Board of 'Il
(*-'.JS Mohs Surgery Dermatology
^'See a Board Certified Dermatologist Everytimne

We1re Still Here For You!
The Best is Right Here!




115 NE 3rd St. I

863-824-6736 B
u" ..tA7





..- --. "-- . "'.- 1-- r- ,.
....-~. -- / -_- .- 4

Restoring Hope...Improving Lives cj

Leading the way in innovative treatment and technologies in our fight against cancer... /

iHii j Ramesh Kumar, MD "

P i William Crook, MD

Julie Santelli, MD

Board Certified Radiation Oncologists

CyberKnifeTM Robotic Radiation Surgery
IMRT IGRT HDR-Brachytherapy
LDR-Brachytherapy Mammosite for Breast Cancer
Seed Implants for Prostate Cancer

Big Lake Cancer Center Coastal Cyber Knife &
ig e Radiation Oncology
1115 N. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 5550 S US Hwy 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
(863) 467-9500 (772) 293-0377

* Most Insurance Plans Accepted Courtesy Transportation Available
A Comprehensive Radiation Oncology Practice Offering:

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Amateur Radio Week
In light of the fact that amateur radio operators provide
valuable assistance during emergencies and Governor
Charles Crist has decreed amateur radio the official emer-
gency communication resource for the state, Okeechobee
County Commissioners, at their June 12 meeting, pro-
claimed June 22 28 to be Amateur Radio Week in the
county. Commission chairman Clif Betts, right, presented
a copy of the proclamation to Dave Fanter, left, and Al Ber-
ryman, center.

Ad Educational Leadership.
Awar Ms. Ciftci was chosen for this
Continued From Page 1 honor from over 100 students
Continued From Page that were in the AIT program in
member, 2007 with a 4.0 grade the Treasure Coast and in Palm
point average, she was hired by Beach and Broward counties.
p a g Post your opinions in the Public
the district as a full time teacher. Issues Forum at
Her next goal is to begin her mas- Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
ter's program in the Fall 2008 in reached at

"Win a lot of money, but not
S lots too much money," he joked.
Continued From Page 1 Under the agreement with the
state, the Tribe is to pay $100 mil-
with the casino are shooting for lion annually to the state.
an end-of-the-year introduction of
those games. The Brighton Casino is locat-
"People in Florida won't have ed at 17735 Reservation Road,
to travel to Vegas anymore," said Okeechobee. You can visit the ca-
Mr. Bitner. "They'll have it right sino Web site at www.seminole-
Richard Bowers, Vice-Chair-
man of the council, offers an en- Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
couraging solicitation.

Today's Weather


-, Fronts Pressure
Cold Warm Stationary Low High

-10s -0O 0s 10 20s 3's 40s .s 60 -s 80 90 100s9- l s~1

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy with scattered showers through late morn-
ing.Then considerable cloudiness with numerous afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Scattered evening showers and thunder-
storms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent.

Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms through late morning...Then considerable cloudiness with
numerous afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low-
er 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Scattered evening showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 per-
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers
and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.


MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Saturday in the
Florida Lottery: (Afternoon) Cash 3: 9-6-2; Play 4: 9-0-3-3; Fan-
tasy 5: 2-5-9-14-23; (Evening) Cash 3: 0-1-5; Play 4: 5-4-3-4.

------------ 1-4


to -A 6 .. --


~ ~d$;

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3

Special magistrate hearing is today Community Events

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Special magistrate Lois Nich-
ols is scheduled to rule on seven
cases today, consider imposition
of fines in four other cases and
consider one reduction of fine.
Kerry Lynn McGehee has been
asked to remove a condemned
mobile home from a Center
Street lot.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Beth Albert, Earlon
Eugley is storing scrap, yard sale
type items, household appliances
and unlicensed vehicles on N.E.
26th Avenue property.
Fitzroy and Ivonne Buckley
have two cases pending. Code en-
forcement officer Blanca Saucedo

If you go ...
What: Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Special Mag-
istrate Hearing
Where: Commission
Chambers, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
When: 2 p.m. today

cited them for having dismantled,
obsolete vehicles, machinery
parts, and a derelict mobile home
and RV on their N.W 296th Street
property. The citation also stated
they were using the property for
illegal storage.
The other charge is for a sec-
ond property on N.W. 296th Street

which is in similar condition.
Ancy and Pushpamma Thom-
as were cited for having a derelict,
condemned mobile home on
their S.R. 710 property.
According to Ms. Albert, Law-
rence Elwell has derelict, un-
licensed RVs and households
goods, mechanical parts, and
other salvage type material on his
N.E. 17th Terrace property.
In a case that was tabled from
last month, Donald Spath is fac-
ing a fine of up to $250 a day if he
has not demolished or repaired
an unsafe structure on his N.W.
39th Circle property.
Carolyn Jones could also be
fined if her SE. 16th Avenue prop-
erty has not been brought into

Last month Nix and Nix 1, LL(
was given another month to ge
the proper permits for their com
mercial property on U.S. 98 N.
Last month, Maria Perez and
Angel Flores were ordered to sto:
all outside sales and display o
produce at their N.W Sixth Stree
store by June 17 or face a fine o
up to $250 a day.
If Larry Black's N.E. Fifth Stree
property is not in compliance, he
could be fined up to $250 a day.
In addition, U. S. Bank Na.
tional Association has requested
a fine reduction.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested' on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
James Jeffrey Delk, 46, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 13 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Aric Majere on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him
with the felony of grand theft. He
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of contracting without
a license. His bond was set at
Aaron Joe Gaucin, 19, N.W.
First St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 13 by Detective Bet-
tye Taylor on a charge of robbery/
sudden snatching. His bond was
set at $100,000.
Randall Lanzas, 18, N.E. 39th
Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 13 by Deputy Paul Jackson
on a charge of battery on a de-
tainee by a detainee. His bond
was set at $1,500.
Hansley Ferguson, 18, N.E.
39th Blvd., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 13 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on a charge of battery
on a detainee by a detainee. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Rufus Brown Jr., 47, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 13 by Deputy Marcus Col-
lier on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
Constance Lazaro, 29, N.E.
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was

arrested June 13 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
failure to appear -- sale or delivery
of a controlled substance and fail-
ure to appear -- possession of co-
caine with intent to sell or deliver.
She is being held without bond.
Trudy Harris Thomas, 53,
N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 13 by Deputy John
Ashby on a felony charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance.
She was also charged with the
misdemeanors of driving under
the influence and driving under
the influence with property dam-
age. She was released on her own
Cody Cooper, 22, N.E. 20th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 13 by Deputy Mike Bobrows-
ki on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation driving under
the influence. He is being held
without bond.
Antonio Yanez, 25, N.W.
30th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 14 by Officer C. Green
on a felony charge of possession
of cocaine. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of no valid
driver's license. His bond was set
at $6,500.
Michael J. Corsetti, 50, S.E.
94th Trail, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 14 by Deputy Matthew
Hurst on a charge of fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement offi-
cer. His bond was set at $2,500.
Alejandro Perez, 21, N.E.
Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 14 by Deputy Raul
Marrero on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine. He was also
charged with the misdemeanors
of driving under the influence and
no valid driver's license. His bond

was set at $7,050.
Wenceslao Anselmo, 51,
S.W Second Way, Okeechobee,
was arrested June 14 by-Deputy
Raul Marrero on a charge of
grand theft auto. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Ubelindo Ramirez-Vicente,
20, N.E. 24th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested June 14 by Detective
Willy Post on a charge of aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set at
Cagey Hosey, 38, County
Road 101, Lowen, Miss., was ar-
rested June 15 by Detective Rick
Durfee on a felony charge of ag-
gravated battery. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of battery. His bond was set at
Cashar Hosey, 18, County

Road 101, Lowen, Miss., was ar
rested June 15 by Detective Rick
Durfee on a charge of aggravat-
ed battery. His bond was set at
Kregg Nelson, 29, N.E. 122nd
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 16 by Deputy Mike Bo-
browski on a Palm Beach County
warrant charging him with utter-
ing a forged instrument. His bond
was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

Community Events

Day of the American Cowboy set for July
The Okeechobee Cattlemen'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 beginning down-
town and ending at the Agri-Civic Center on Highway 70 East. The
festival at the Agri-Civic Center will include a Ranch Rodeo, Backyard
Beef BBQ Contest, storytellers, 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).

Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Night
The VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Tuesday night
spaghetti night. All you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread and salad for a
$5 donation. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For
more information call 863-763-2308.

JLC7C - --e

,.fS^ l-^^i ^

W-0 merger C,
pr "

Injections for Back
S Complete Pain Managemei

Specializing In:
Complete Adult

Pain *
nt Program

Bone Density Testing or Osteoprosis *
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM TO 6 Pm &Wed 8 AM TO 4:30 Pm


skills uegithe Cre Ceter

*Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility

Healthcare Services Include:
*Specialized Wound Care *Resident & Family Coun
*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
*Dialysis Support .Physical, Occupational 8
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse
*Intravenous Therapy *Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466

cil Groups
& Speech Therapy
e Staffing

Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Visit our website at

Ludmila Mishelevich, MDi

/ P Board Certified Family Medicine

SFlorida East Coast Medical Group

Like Having a Doctor in the Familyi
Thh.- ,,rt -Ie 't r I 1, r d.. 'Prililr, .1r d Prc ,enr!'... ,:- e_-r rl-
V. ,rh e .Ih .--. j..J dn.:,- ,p n, ',t.,nd r _.:.ur,.- Dr KI h .:,I d ,, atkc : re
/ o.-.I r,_ r, p ,II, r l n..I,"1-1_rI -I ,. \. -d h i I ... r : 1,n0lh :-

Sick Visits tor acute and chronic diseases
Comprehensive management of chronic diseases
* Preventive Medicine: Annual Physical Exams including comprehensive health assessment, labi'-
ratory work and age appropriate cancer screening; vaccinations; healthy living counseling
Office Gynecology: Pap Smears, Breast Exams and Counseling
Dermatologic procedures, skin cancer screening, cosmetic procedures
Accepting New Patients We Accept Most Insurances
1004 N. Parrott Ave Okeechobee
Give us a call at (863) 763-6496 for all your health needs.

Advetisig* i theOkeehobe New
isa brghtida!0al toay(86) 63=13


S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon
Performed 1,000 endovenous laser ablation
procedures of varicose veins
Double Board Cerified in General and
Vascular Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a
member of numerous Vascular Surgical Societies
Education & training: Brown University,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Before and Vanderbilt University Hospital
Dr. Tapper's Treatment Plans and Protocols
After are Individualized for Each Patient
2 Oe. :en ol


Specializing in:
215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217








Area agency on aging meets
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is
C planning its upcoming monthly Board of Directors Executive Commit-
t tee meeting, to be held at the Area Agency on Aging, 400 N. Congress
- Ave., Suite 150, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33409, on Tuesday, June 17.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring
d the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting.
p. Please call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on Aging, at 561-684-5885 for
f more information.

f Free summer camp planned
Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc will be conducting a free arts
t and crafts summer camp to develop peer bonds and social skills for
e 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
I limited, call Yolanda at 863-763-2288 to sign up.

Extension Service offers fertilizer workshop
The Florida department of Agriculture has established new rules
about turf fertilizer, including proportions of nutrients.and labeling re-
Come let Angela Sachson, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods explain
the new Florida fertilizer label as well as best practices for feeding your
landscape plants. The workshop will be held on June 17, from 5:30
- until 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Service Office, 458
Highway 98 North, Okeechobee
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 863-763-6469
- to sign up.

Sock Hop Night at the VFW
d The VFW Post 10539 will host a Sock Hop Night with Frank Mazur
and "Road Fever" on Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
SThere will be a best dressed contest, twist contest, trivia questions and
a hula hoop contest. For more information call 863-763-2308.

Hospice hosts 'Bargain Sale' benefit
Hospice of Okeechobee is having a three-day Bargain Sale starting
Thursday, June 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; clearance sale, Friday,
June 20, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a special sale on Saturday, June 21,
8 a.m. until noon. There will be bargains galore! All proceeds benefit
patie t care in Okeechobee including services offered in The Hamrick
Hom=. For information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or, 863-697-1995.

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.

VFW Post 9528 membership drive
If you are a war veteran: join the Elite. The VFW Post 9528 will be
hosting a membership drive and barbecue on July 4, at the Post home,
2002 Hwy 78 W in Buckhead Ridge, starting at 11 a.m. All military and
ex-military men and woman are encouraged to continue serving your
country and your community by joining the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary.
Representatives from Amvets, Amvets Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW
Men's Auxiliary will also be available. We will be serving chicken and
pork with all the fixings. All those who join the VFW on this day will re-
ceive a free meal. There will be patriotic music, 50/50 drawings, a cake
walk by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and other activities by the Amvets
Ladies Auxiliary. All drinks will be happy hour prices all day, Margaritas
$1 all day. For all who are VFW members and guest the barbecue will
be a $7 donation per person. The public is welcome and encouraged
to attend this function in commemoration of our country's birthday.
For more information call 863-467-2882.

Join the Red Hatters
For ladies looking for fun and meeting some new lady friends, the
Red Hat Group is looking for ladies to join who want to do things. For
information call 863-763-5836 or 863-357-1944.



Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A rlDIuiknl

4I um

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!
FROM THE EDITOR: Over the weekend, due to a clerical error,
some Speak Out comments which had not been edited were acci-
dentally published. We regret this error and apologize.
YEARBOOK: In regard to the parent who complained their child
missed the school photo day and did not even have his name in the
year book, I want to respond to the caller who asked why the kid
missed the photo day. What difference does that make? Kids get sick.
They have doctor's appointments. They have family members die and
have to go out of state for a funeral. Sometimes they miss a day of
school. Missing one day of school should not mean you don't even
get your nar'ne in the yearbook as a member of that class. On the class
page, they should list the names of those not pictured. That's what
they used to do and what should be done in the future.
BIRTHDAY: What a delightful story about the 101-year-old woman
who is still living her life and enjoying it. I hope she continues to enjoy
each day the Good Lord gives her. She is an inspiration to us all.
DEMOCRATS: When the Democrats go to their convention in
August, it is pretty much assured now that Barak Obama will be the
presidential nominee. I am wondering who people think should be
the vice president nominee. I, think John Edwards would be a good,
solid choice. I certainly don't think Mrs. Clinton should have that spot.
After everything that happened in the campaign, I can't see Obama
and Clinton on a ticket together.
MCCAIN: I saw John McCain on Saturday Night Live and I thought
he was hilarious. Anyone who can poke fun at himself and laugh at
himself like that is certainly young at heart. I don't think his age is a
problem. I think he is the best choice for president.
OIL: Drilling our own oil may not make it cheaper, although I think
it would, the main object is to become less dependent on foreign oil.
We need to be drilling our own and at the same time developing so-
lar, wind mills, etc. Oh wait, people don't like the looks of windmills.
Maybe they don't like solat panels either. If the sun shone 364 days
instead of 365 it wouldn't be worth it would it? There is always some
objection to anything that would make our life more affordable.
FOOD: The floods in Iowa have wiped out a good part of the corn
crop. That means we can look forward to higher food prices not only
for corn but for beef, pork, eggs, milk and chicken. Much of the ani-
mal feed is corn based. When the price of corn goes up, so does ev-
erything else. I think'we may have to start going back to the backyard
farming and raising more of our own food. Anyone who has even a
small backyard could plant something.
OIL PRICES: In the news I see that the Saudis are talking about in-
creasing production. I suspect they actually are worried that the prices
are too high and people are buying less oil. People are driving less.
They are car pooling and they are looking for other sources of fuel.
If they actually find another source of fuel that is more efficient, the
Saudis are out of business. It's in their best interest to get the prices
back down before they lose their customers for good to alternative
fuel sources.
WORLD HUNGER: On the news they are talking about the food
shortage and how many people in the world are starving. So how is it
helping to take food like corn and use it for fuel? I think it is a mistake
to use a food crop, or land used to grow food crops, for something
else. I would like to see more research into solar power. One thing we
have plenty of in Florida is sunshine. With new technology, surely they
can find a way to use it more efficiently.
MOTHER: My son's friend asked me a question that I don't have
an answer for: "Why would a mom leave her kids?" I can understand
a woman leaving her husband. There are. many reasons that might
happen. But I don't have an answer on why she would leave the kids
behind and not even try to arrange some kind of joint custody. So
what do you say when a kid asks this question?
SENIOR PHOTOS: On Friday afternoon in the mail we received
a card about senior photos for the 2009 high school yearbook. The
problem was the photo appointment was for the day before so we
already missed it. From the postmark, I could see it had been mailed
on Monday from Fort Myers. Whoever sends those out should know
the mail is slow. And they should give a couple weeks notice for some-
thing like that anyway. From what I heard, this happened to quite a
few of the kids in the class of 2009. They got to start their senior year
by missing their appointments for their senior photos. Whoever sets
this up for the seniors needs to be aware this happened. It isn't fair.
Editor's note: According to the Bryn Alan Photo Studio in Fort My-
ers, they will reschedule the missed appointments. Students will re-
ceive cards in the mail when the next photo session in Okeechobee
is scheduled. For more information, you can call the photo studio at

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: -

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

Letters to the Editor

Train depot
worth saving
I still think that people believe
that the Train Depot is completely
worthless. The mind set is the
depot is overrun with mice, rats,
and the roof leaks.
I can tell you that at least half
of the building is sound. If it was
overrun with rats and mice, I
would think that the feed bags
would be chewed through by
the rodents. We have not lost any
feed due to rats or mice; I cannot
even find one that they chewed
on. We would find at least some
evidence that they are there. So,
that rumor is not true for at least
half of the building. The roof on
half of the building has been re-
placed a couple of years ago.
I have listened to people at
gas stations and other stores talk
about how bad of shape the de-
pot is in. These people talk about
it like they really know, but they
have never stepped foot or looked
inside. They are judging a book by
its cover. If I did not know better,
I would probably start thinking
it was a useless building as well,
but it is not.
I have tried to explain to them
that most of what they hear is
rumor, but they have heard the
rumors so many times they are
convinced it must be true.
Code enforcement and the Fire
Chief have approved the west half
the building. So, if you still think
that the building has deteriorated
to the point of no return, take a
look for yourself. We are at the
depot every Monday morning un-
loading feed from .7 to 8:30 a.m.
Or, if you see the West doors open
during the week, we will let you
look inside. Maureen Burroughs,
Main Street Assoc. President paid
us a visit to look for herself at part
of the building.
I extended an invitation to the
city council at the June 3 meeting,
if they wanted to see for them-
selves, I would open the doors for
them. Terry Burroughs of Main
Street Association and Pete Gaw-
da of the Okeechobee News took
up my invitation and I think were
both surprised.
It can be a productive part of
this community not only for its
historical value, but it would be
easier for people to have access
to Amtrak. There would be a rest-
room for people to use and some
place safe to wait. There would
be some control of passengers
waiting for the trains, for at least
their safety. Safety should always
be a concern. For instance, there
are people now that stand on the
tracks to watch and wait for the
Just think $12 to go to West
Palm Beach, $19 to Miami, $193
to Washington, D.C and the price
of gas is $X.xx per gallon. If you
want to get a ticket, where can
you get a ticket at right now? If
you do not have the internet it
makes it harder to get a ticket.
Main Street, the City Council,

and others are doing everything
they can to save the depot to make
a positive impact for Okeecho-
bee. For those that think this is a
last minute decision to save the
depot, it is not. Main Street has
been working on this for a few
years; it has been intensified now
because CSX wants to demolish
the building.
Jeff Jones

Bane or Boon?
Not much has changed in the
past hundred or so years. If work-
ing conditions are ideal and work-
ers are getting fair and equitable
treatment, the union serves no
purpose. If the union is voted in
it usually is not good news for the
taxpayer or the consumer.
Let's take a make believe com-
pany, Okey Dokey Security Com-
pany, (ODSC) which provides
security for banks, construction
sites and armored cars.
Security officers make a few
dollars an hour for putting their
lives at risk to guard other peo-
ple's money and equipment.
State statutes require them to be
The company is troubled by
mismanagement but the man-
ager is so charismatic that no one
seems to notice that uncertified
officers hold key positions. Secre-
taries are handed arbitrary raises
while the rank and file go beg-
ging. Untimely promotions place
rookies in charge of veteran offi-
cers. Favoritism and the good old
boy networking thrives.
Facts like this are harder to
hide than a pinto bean lunch.
Morale plummets. Officers
are down in the trenches doing
the dirty work. They feel abused,
helpless and fearful to speak out.
They know the leader's open
door grievance policy is a sham.
Enter the labor union!
With the union voice, ODSC
workers now have some say so
about unfair management prac-
tices. More importantly, the union
protects the worker from being
fired for speaking out.
The downside of unionization
is strikes that no one wants. A
strike by deputies could paralyze
our county much like a teacher's
or a nurse's strike can shut down
a school or a hospital emergency
Okey Dokey Security Company
management must now clean up
its act or face dangerous service
disruptions, internal meltdown or
even financial ruin depending on
the length of the shutdown.
Okey Dokey Security Compa-
ny, of course, is a fictional com-
pany and this letter represents a
hypothetical situation showing
why people join unions.
Nothing like this goes on for
Right deputies?
James Shaffer

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 17

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at 863-467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information
call June Scheer at 863-634-8276
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is in-
vited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at 863-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Brenda Nicholson at
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863-763-4320.
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 meet-
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activities,
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
.information, call 863-763-4021.
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave.
For information, call 863-634-4780.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 863-357-3053.

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

Thursday, June 19
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.

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 Extra (N) Entertain Deal or No Deal (N) America's Got Talent (N) (cc) News (N) Tonight
a WPEC News (N) CBS News News (N) Millionaire AFI's 10Top 10 The institute counts down 10 films in each of 10 genres. News (N) Late Show
ED WTCE (5:00) Praise the Lord Dr. Baugh Health Behind Meyer Hagee Bill Gaither Praise the Lord (cc)
D WPBF News (N) ABC News Fortune Jeopardy! Kimmel NBA Count NBA Basketball: Finals Game 6 -- Lakers at Celtics News (N)
ED WFLX Simpsons Simpsons Family Guy Raymond The Moment of Truth Hell's Kitchen (N) (cc) News (N) Raymond TMZ (N) (s)
q WTVX King King Two Men Two Men Beauty and the Geek Reaper "Magic" (cc) Friends (s) Will-Grace Sex & City Sex &.City
9 WXEL News-Lehrer Keeping Choice Nova "Saved by the Sun" (s) Members' Choice Charlie Rose (N) (cc)

AMC (5:30) Movie: ** Iron Eagle (1986, Action) (cc) Movie: National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) Movie: **** Planet of the Apes (1968) (cc)
ANIM It's Me or the Dog Hippo: King of the River Killing for a Living (N) Untamed and Uncut (N) Animal Cops Houston Killing for a Living
A&E Cold Case Files (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (cc) The First 48 (cc) The First 48 "Silenced" CSI: Miami (s) (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (cc)
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live IThe Boot Movie: Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above (2008) Top 25 Heartaches The Boot Hell Date
CNN The Situation Room Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN Election Center Larry King Live (cc) Anderson Cooper 360 (cc)
CRT Wildest Police Videos Cops (cc) Cops (cc) Cops (cc) Cops (cc) World's Wildest Inside Jail Inside Jail Forensic Forensic
DISC Cash Cab Cash Cab How-Made How-Made Deadliest Catch Deadliest Catch (N) After the Catch (N) Deadliest Catch
DISN Life Derek Life Derek Movie: *** Freaky Friday (2003) (s) (cc) Montana Suite Life Wizards Life Derek Suite Life Montana
E! The Soup Chelsea E! News Daily 10 Girls Girls Richards Richards Richards Richards El News Chelsea
ESPN2 NASCAR Horn College Baseball NCAA World Series Game 8 -- Teams TBA. Omaha, Neb. Soccer UEFA Euro 2008 -- France vs. Italy.
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) (cc) NFL Live Series of Poker Series of Poker Baseball Tonight (cc) SportsCenter (cc)
EWTN Choices Echevarria Daily Mass: Our Lady Angelica Live Religious Rosary Threshold of Hope Christ Heresies
FAM 8 Rules 8 Rules Grounded Grounded Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest Funniest Home Videos The700 Club (cc)
HGTV House Potential My House House House MyHouse Potential
HIST Modern Marvels (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) The Universe "Gravity" Ancient Discoveries Mega Disasters (N) Mega Disasters (cc)
LIFE Reba (cc) Reba (cc) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (cc) Reba (cc) Movie:To Be Fat Like Me (2007) (Kaley Cuoco) Will-Grace Will-Grace
NICK SpongeBob SpongeBob Drake Zoey 101 SpongeBob Drake Home Imp. Home Imp. Lopez Lopez Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SCI Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Star Trek: Enterprise Star Trek: Enterprise StarTrek: Enterprise ECW (Live) Movie: Jason X
TBS Friends (s) Raymond Raymond Raymond Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy The Office |TheOffice My Boys Sex & City
TCM (5:45) Movie: ** y Spinout (1966) Parade Movie: ** Go for Broke! (1951) Movie: Bad Day at Black Rock Movie:Teahouse-Aug.
TLC What Not to Wear The New Detectives 48 Hr-Evidence 48 Hr-Evidence 48 Hr-Evidence 48 Hr-Evidence
SPIKE CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: NY "Hush" (cc)
TNT Law& Order "Dazzled" Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s)__ Bones (s) (cc) Bones (s) (cc) My Boys Without
UNI Locura Noticiero Yo Amo a Juan Diablo-Guapos Fuego en la Sangre Aqui y Ahora Impacto Noticiero
USA Law & Order: SVU Law Order: Cl Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Monk (cc)


(5:15) Movie: Drive Me DoYouBelieve
Movie: Movie: ** Y Miss Potter (2006)
Movie: *** Off the Black (2006) (Nick Nolte)

Weeds Weds T Diary


Movie: *** Nurse Betty (2000) (s)'R' (cc)

FreeSpeech FreeAds

Movie: * *Ocean's Thirteen (2007)'PG-13'
Movie: * Premonition (2007) (Sandra Bullock)

Movie: Lover's Prayer (2000) 'PG-13' (cc)


I Mvie ** Rad ri (200)(s'R' IBack Nine


Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

a i i mlfom bu~r '

0 m




- w-- -qp
0 4 4moop--


- -- S ~

..* gw 0 o 4.

w .Iwo

MID w-.0
40 40 4

I ~

,Copyrighted Material

SSyndicated Content

"Available from Commercial News Providers
1 o0 D W -,4o o -- -




0 IL -oso


-.55 -
* ,* -~ -
- ~U
i s. ps


-.4 ~..

- *oe 8 d
41D ado .
o ao. -mo

S s.

f( 9'

40 "a W-


lb (

m=1 4awd a


4 -4% o
4b oweon t

11 "0

At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres Ill. Movie times for Friday, June
13, through Thursday, June 19, are as follows:
Theatre I "Incredible Hulk" (PG-13) Show-
times: 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 "What Happens in Vegas" (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, Wednesday 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.


Vm -




.- S

4- A.-- -


___ 0


440 a

0 0


..m- 0qw %

- Q. 410

o 4 -

o40 O

I a



z 4b ddi

-,,, 0 b

pt 1

MAM - 41h1w dw



6 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

USDA program benefits wildlife

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP) is a voluntary
program that provides assistance
to conservation minded land-
owners who want to develop and
improve wildlife habitat. WHIP
offers financial and technical as-
sistance to install structural and
management practices on eligible
non-federal lands to address res-
toration of declining habitats in
Conservation treatment ac-

tivities approved under WHIP are
carried out in accordance with a
conservation plan that is devel-
oped with the landowner or man-
ager. A priority for WHIP is habitat
restoration on declining habitats:
Upland Pine Forest (Longleaf
Pine), South Florida Rockland
(Pine Rockland/Everglades Flat-
woods and Tropical Hardwood
Hammock), Scrub/Scrubby Flat-
woods, and Dry Prairie.
State Conservationist Carlos

Suarez, with USDA-Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service
(NRCS) has set June 27, as the ap-
plication cut-off date for the 2'008
WHIP program in Florida. NRCS
encourages landowners to visit
with their local field office staff
now. Landowners that get in ear-
ly have more time to resolve any
program or land eligibility issues.
Final ranking will be based on
the presence of declining habi-
tats, management for declining'

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Hello Revolution
Bands from South Florida came'to play at the Christian rock concert on June 6 at Flagler
Park. One of the bands was Hello Revolution, which is comprised of Brad Neveu, Bomani
Holcomb, Chris Wanzer, Greg Wanzer, Dave Merkli, and Chris Horton.

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, June 17, the
169th day of 2008. There are 197
days left irn the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On June 17, 1775, the Revo-
lutionary War Battle of Bunker
Hill took place near Boston. The
battle, which actually occurred
on Breed's Hill, was a costly vic-
tory for the British, who suffered
heavy losses while dislodging the
Ten years ago: The Senate
snuffed out Congress' first bill to
curb teen smoking, with Demo-
crats accusing Republicans of be-
ing owned by Big Tobacco, and

Republicans charging the mea-
sure was laden with too many
Five years ago: The Justice
Department issued a directive
banning routine racial and ethnic
profiling at all 70 federal agencies
with law enforcement powers.
English soccer star David Beck-
ham was sold to Real Madrid by
Manchester United for a $41 mil-
lion transfer fee.
One year ago: Thirty-five
people were killed in the bomb-
ing of a police academy bus in
Kabul, Afghanistan; the Taliban
claimed responsibility. Palestin-
ian President Mahmoud Abbas

swore in a new government and
outlawed Hamas militias. Angel
Cabrera held off Tiger Woods and
Jim Furyk by a stroke to capture
the U.S. Open. Italian designer Gi-
anfranco Ferre, known as the "ar-
chitect of fashion," died in Milan
at age 62.
Thought for Today: "During
my 87 years I have witnessed a
whole succession of technologi-
cal revolutions. But none of them
has done away with the need for
character in the individual or the
ability to think." Bernard M. Ba-
ruch, American businessman and
statesman (1870-1965).


Helen Louise Gray
Helen Louise Gray Hall, age
88 of Okeechobee died June 12,
2008 in Port St. Lucie. Mrs. Hall
was born Dec. 17, 1919 to Jackson
Gray and Claudia Mary Hartsfield.
She was a longtime employee of
the telephone company in Talla-
hassee. She came to Okeechobee
from Tallahassee after retiring in
Mrs. Hall was preceded in
death by her husband, W.T.
"Sam" Hall; son-in-law, Terry Al-
len Moore; granddaughter, Cher-
yle Dalton; brother, Charles Gray
and three sisters, Mary Prater,
Ruth Young and Eunice Ginn.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Mary Etta Moore of Okeecho-
bee and Martha Ann Dalton of
Cairo; son-in-law, James W Dal-
ton of Cairo; seven grandchildren,
Lisa Jackson, Allen Moore, Apna
Heath, Cassie Barber, James Dal-

ton, Jr., Connie Varnadore, Jeffrey
Dalton; and 22 great grandchil-
dren, all of whom will miss her
Visitation will be from 6 until
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at Bevis
Funeral Home in Tallahassee. Fu-
neral services will be held 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 18 at Roselawn
Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Laverne El-
sie Grider, age
78 of Okeecho- .
bee died June
13, 2008 at the Laverne Elsie

Hamrick Home. Mrs. Grider was
born Dec. 16, 1929 in Chicago,
Ill. She was a homemaker and
enjoyed horseback riding, fishing
and raising animals.
Mrs. Grider is survived by her
daughter, Patricia Pattee; son,
Buster Gregory; granddaughters,
Stacy and Kari; nieces and neph-
ews; brother, Floyd Maitland of
Pennsylvania; four sisters, Jean
Barr of Indiana, Sandra Duck of
Tennessee, Sharon Maitland of
Chicago and Linda Maitland of
Graveside funeral services will
be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19 at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

species (including bobwhite
quail), and removal of exotic and
invasive species (including Climb-
ing Fern, Brazilian Pepper, Tropi-
cal Soda Apple, Melaleuca, and
Cogon Grass).
The sign-up will be statewide.
All applications will be accepted
until close of business on June

-l0O. oo~~.o,Ida --d FW lf
-,, ,,d. Whofl h..,0 111.1 h -, a. 1
a oa, h, 1-i.0 .e0d l, hIydo
Goog,~pfl ted 0, 1,pa pf lee y.e,,kid.. he
I e, fgloalkeoMedg. Go 11,t,0td~y a-d
0091, hO Atta I-ttO h
It" I ,,,ededul word.EaPlotel




Free Speech Free Ads

807 S.W. 2ND Ave.
Okeechobee, FL

Sf (863) 763-5733

The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Fadley would like
to welcome attorney
to our practice!

Jeffrey A. Fadlev. Esouire Brenda D. Sexton, Esquire

Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Employment Law
Real Estate Law
Business Law

Criminal Law
Family Law
Immigration Law
Wills, Trusts, Estates
Bankruptcy, Probate


Okeechobee News
-.-- CCA loses contract
-... . . . "S

Okeechobee News '"n'
- Edwardi "_"""' "____
Okeehnhobee NWe


Animal facility pact O

-- . .-- --. -..-'s

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

El- *""1r-



Submitted Photo

Seacoast Hosts Raulerson Hospital BBQ
Seacoast National Bank hosted the National Hospital week BBQ at Raulerson Hospital.
Seacoast provided lunch for 170 employees and gave away door prizes through a raffle.
Door Prize Winner Judy Guerrero is pictured with Jon Geitner, Marnie Lauter and Robert

18695 US Highway 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Saturday, June 21st @ 10AM
Vehicles, Tractors d& Attachments, Bear Rug J
Bass / Ocean /Air Boats, ATC's, Trailers
Firearms, Reloading Supplies, Fishing Gear
s^^ Power & Hand Tools, Shop Equipment
Lawn Tools, Outboard Motors, Swamp Buggy
Taxidermy, Irrigation Equip. A More

AB2286AU103J]. Whitworth Floor /Absentecr I 1 P 2500 Aplachre Pkwy., IM.labassee FI 32301

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

- II

weeks t ... I's easy!

All personal items under $5,000


Announcements ........ 100
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
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per
I -^


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
Fraud 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 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Farm & Sportsman
Saturday, June 21st @
18695 US Hwy. 98 N.
Okeechobee, FL


Tractors, Firearms,
Bass & Ocean
Boats, Air Boat,
Swamp Buggy,
Power & Hand
Tools, Reloading
Equip., Fishing
Equip. & More
w .v.Afmil]al niAw ni(-i<). s...-.ii
J. Wli itrhl Ai31lOs
A112286 13w,

HORSE Montura area of
Hendry Co. Please contact
the Hendry Co. Sheriff's Of-
fice (863)983-1440

Black & White Pitt Bull, Blue
collar, Buckhead Ridge area,
Please call if found
CANE Wooden w/small
crack. Lost in vicinity of
Wal-Mart. Family heirloom.
Please call (863)467-7911
TIGER CAT male, vicinity of
Country Hills Estates, wear-
ing collar, grey/white,




/ k (.-LKK 'IL

\ / r < r I r "1 r I I

Published 3 weeks' in all of,our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glaodes County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
Ads will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.

Sor call

..._ 1-877-353-2424 Tol Freei

IUGaag .

Place Your
ad today!

Get FREE signs!

Call Classifieds

FREE: KITTENS to good home.
863-763-2867 or 634-1207


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

Wanted: Retired women to
help retired man. Must be
able to do some traveling.
Room & board and small
salary provided. Call
(863)610-1193 for interview

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? hi the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Florida Licensed
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must Have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel
requiredd in FL, Paid
travel time, overtime,
per diem. DFWP,
Benefits, 401K, Paid
Holiday. & Vacation
Wilson's Petroleum
ADMIN. ASST. for local
contractor Computer exp.
a must. Construction exp. a
plus. Benefits. DFWP Fax
resume to 863-763-6337
Tire Tech- Handle repairs and
know some parts of autos,
Will train, DRUG FREE Se ha-
bla espanol (863)512-6673

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


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.



-~ *0". HIM,.
E li .~ ,.- flKEM 11
EIM"m MU INdA MH9 1 ua a*l


Fl Ti me''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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Qffered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Chil Car


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 & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
Shop here firstI
The classified ads

Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, S150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm


/ 1-877-353-2424 (Tro Freel

/ For Legal Ads:

/ For All Other Classified Ads:

/ 1-877-354-2424 (ro, Free)"

/ Monday- Friday
I I ,r, p0

/ Monday
Fila,,) 1 ...' -, I. i .:n,,d publCjcr.r
/ Tuesday through Friday
I I ,o .1 I,-" n : d.), : p|ubhl., o',0
/ Saturday
Th,,,, Id '..I n r i publ,, '.-.
/ Sunday
fr'd ,, 1 ta Cc r,,a p.,b0 a: ,-:'


- a -

Wanted to Buy:
Boats, Bikes, Vehicles
Turn your unwanted items
into cash! (561)262-1390


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

1st month rent FREE to
approved applicants- $700
security deposit, 2br/1lba
Sduplex (863)634-9850
Move In Special!
/2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all apple's, a/c & heat, 1
bIk. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878

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

2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313

Husq -Rent030

BASSWOOD Affordable 3br,
2ba, 2 car garage, Large
house. $1200 mo. + Sec.
dep. (772)323-4758
BASSWOOD newer home,
3br, 2ba, 1car garage, 3818
NW 29th Ave. $10000/mo,
1st & Sec. (863)634-6210
or (561)662-2298 Kirk
CBS 2/1, behind Post Office,
$850 mo. + $850 dep. & 12
mo. lease agreement, avail.
7/1. (561)445-8281
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, CBS House. central
a/c & heat, dishwasher,W/D,
storm shutters. $800 mo. +
$800 sec. dep., w/option to
buy. Avail Now 863-467-8434
LAKEPORT, For sale or Rent
by owner 3br/2ba, pets ok,
$850 mo. or $165,000 to
own (863)946-1687
N.W. section- 2br/2ba, un-
furnished, cats only, $900
month + $900 security
(863)763-6975 leave msg
OKEE. 2br/1ba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
S850 mo. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, tile
throughout, good neighbor-
hood SW sec. $1200/mo.
Okeechobee Estates 3/1,
$850 mo. + $200 sec. dep.

OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, 1ba, fully Turn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incid.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
a 2/1 available, very clean,
no pets, 1st & sec.
Treas. Island 3036 SE 36th
St., 2BR/1.5BA, Ig. garage,
shed, on water, very clean,
$800 mo. (561)308-7566

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

Northiake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2
acre, metal root, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlifeds

wood, Texas. For Nov. 2008
3 Available! $1750 /person.
Call (863)467-6960

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. urnm
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

Mobile Homes

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

FT. DRUM Just set up! Beau-
tiful D/W on 5ac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1500 dep
re'd $800 mo 772-464-9226
RV's & LOTS (3) rent for
$395/mo. in Okeechobee
Call Warren (954)602-5933

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-

Mobile Home Angels
acres, corner lot, 3br, 2ba, 4
yrs old, (954)722-8609


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

2005 Chevrolet 2500- 4X4
with utility bed and pipe rack,
white, $16,500 Call for
details (863)467-3613
Chrysler LHS, 99', loaded,
leather, cold a/c, white,
brand new tires, new alterna-
tor $5500 (863)467-4823 or

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it in the

Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1500 firm (863)467-9465
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $2000
firm (863)763-3451

when doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper in
the classifleds.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public-
Legal Notice 5500

R' f I II

The Okeechobee County School Board
is seeking a citizen volunteer for ap-
pointment to the Value Adjustment
Board To qualify for considelntion.
the individual must be a business
owner in Okeechobee County and will-
ng to meet several limes during the
year as a member of tile County's Val-
ue Adjustment Board Interested par-
ties should call the School Board
Ottffice at 462-5000. Ext 226 Appoint-
ment will take place at the School
Board meeting on Tuesday July 8,
2008, at 6 O0 p m
278274 ON 615,17S19 08

School Board Executive Session

The Okeechobee County School Board
,will meet in Executive Session on
Monday June 23, 2008, at 800
a.m in the office of the Superinten-
dent, 700 S W 2nd Avenue. Okee-
chobee The meeting is between the
Board, their attorney and chief ne-
gotiator an preparation for contract
wth instruction al and
u employee bargaining

At 900 am on Monday June 23,
2008, the School Board will enter
contract negotiations vith the Okee-
chobee County Education Asscia-
tion #1604 and wil continue as
need.-d a. ". ---y, June
25. ions are
open ,. 0be held
in Room 303 of the School Board
Administration Building at 700 S W
2nid Avenue, Okeechobee
Palicia G Cooper, Ed 0
Superintendent of Schools
278382 ON 613T.19 08

Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-

File No.: 2008-CP-098
The administration of the estate of Doug-
las Charles Chapman, deceased,
whose date of death was January 5,
2007, and whose social security num-
ber is 127-32-8243 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Flonrida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 312 NW 3rd St., Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972, The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
ALFR IA I TI h ii iiiTII
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 17th, 2008
Personal Representative:
Douglas R. Chapman
264 W 2nd Street, Apt. A
Fulton, NY 13069
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Blake Crane, Esq.
Attorney for Petitioner
Fla. Bar #989850
Royal Palm Financial Center
789 S. Federal Highway, Suite 310
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 419-0999
27634 ON 6/17,24/08
File No. 20D8-CP-047
Division Probate
The administration of the estate of John
C. Wiliams, deceased, whose date of
death was February 16. 2008. is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Oivision, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florda 34972,
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All ether creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
nmands against decedent's estate must
tile their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 10th, 2008
Personal Representative
Derek Williams
2515 Alvecot Circle
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Attorney for Personal Representatve
Michael D Fowler, Chartered
Attorney for Derek Willams
Florida Bar No 233919
1680 SW St Lucie West Blvd
Port St Lucie FL 34986
Telephone (7721 878-7271
Fax (772)878-2981
277538 ON 6'10.17/08

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

i -


I _

() 1) IAY IA I'

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rodeo Team

oes to State

Fast pitchers
The Chobee Firestix 10 and under girls Fastpitch Softball Team placed second in the Jupiter
Fathers' Day Classic held June 13-15.
In back row from left to right are: Coach Kim Hargraves, Jordan Lawlis, Coach Heather
Stillians, Hannah Raulerson, Elisia Garcia, Mikaela Queen, Jessica Drawdy, J-ahna Baker,
Baylee Farless. In the front row from left to right are: Brittani Mellette, Jacqueline Phares,
Kelli Chapman, Megan Hargraves, Megan Wilson,and Rumor Juarez. Not pictured are Jacie
Harvey and Adella Nunez.

Apply now for hunt permits

Every hunter knows you have
the best chance of catching a
monster buck off-guard during
the first part of hunting season.
That's why many of us enjoy
hunting the archery and muzzle-
loading gun seasons. -- and, why
we can't miss opening weekend
of the general gun season.
If you plan to hunt on public
land next season, you should
know many of Florida's wildlife
management areas (WMAs) re-
quire a quota permit to hunt dur-
ing archery, muzzleloading gun
and the first nine days of general
gun season.
There are several types of quo-
ta permits and most are issued
by random drawing. No costs are
involved with quota permits, but
hunters may apply only once for
each type of permit during the
first phase of the application pe-
The application period for
these hunts is June 25 to July
9. You may apply as early as. 10
a.m., (EDT) on the first day of the
application period and have until
midnight on the last day.
Two of these' quota permits
are unique to the state's South
Region. An airboat quota permit
is required for anyone wishing to.
hunt out of an airboat on Ever-
glades and Francis S. Taylor WMA
in Broward and Miami-Dade
counties. But, if you'd rather hunt
off a track vehicle there, or on Ro-
tenberger or Holey Land WMAs in
Palm Beach County, you'll need a
track vehicle quota permit.
In the western Panhandle,
hunters wanting to quail hunt at
the field trial area of Santa Rosa
County's Blackwater WMA must
have a quail quota permit.,
The FWC offers youth hunts
for deer at Camp Blanding WMA

Sports Briefs

Football sign-ups are
The Bulls are back. Okeecho-
bee Bulls are sponsored by Fed-Ex
Youth Athletic Association, Orange
Bowl Commity. Sign up dates are
June 21, and June 28 at New En-
deavors High School from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sign up fees
are $60 per youth. There are three
age and weight divisions, 11 lbs
division (10 12 years old), 125
lbs division (11-13 years old) and
140 lbs division (12-14 years old.)

Outta' The

By Tony Young
I I..i I..t I I-h .,r il I illllh
n ..... .. ....ll t .llll.l .. ..l

in Clay County and Andrews
WMA in Levy County. If you have
children ages 8-15, and you want
them to have the chance of expe-
riencing one of these great hunts,
apply for a youth hunt quota per-
mit. During these hunts, only the
youngsters may hunt, and they
and their adult supervisors are
the only people allowed in the
This coming season, there will
be family hunts on 15 different
WMAs! Those areas are: Matan-
zas, Andrews, Devil's Hammock,
Dinner Island Ranch, Lafayette
Creek, Allapattah Flats, Perdido
River, Cary, Okaloacoochee
Slough, Blackwater, and the new-
ly established areas of Belmore,
Four Creeks, Hatchet Creek,
Thomas Creek Kings Road Unit
and Hilochee Osprey Unit.
; You must have a family hunt
quota permit to hunt these ar-
eas during specific time periods.
Should you get drawn, the permit
requires one adult to take one or
two youths hunting.

For more information call Marvin
Roberts at 863-801-4857 or Myron
Refoure at 863-634-6805.

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

Disabled hunters, certified
mobility-impaired, can apply for
mobility-impaired quota permits.
These permits allow exclusive ac-
cess to general-gun hunt on eight
of the state's better public hunt-
ing areas.
If any of this is starting to
sound exciting to you, you'll want
to get hold of the correct quota
permit worksheet so you can ap-
ply for one or more of these great
opportunities. All quota permit
worksheets are at
hunting under "Quota." General
gun and archery/muzzleloading
gun quota worksheets also are
available at tax collectors' offices
and license agents. Worksheets
for other quota permits are ob-
tainable at FWC regional offices.
Once you've completed the
worksheet, you may submit it to
any license agent or tax collec-
tor's office. If you have a valid
Florida driver license, you also
can go through the Internet at
The random drawings to de-
cide who gets general gun and
archery/muzzleloading gun quo-
ta hunt permits take place in late
June. In early July, you'll receive,
by mail, a. quota permit if you
were selected. You should know
by late August if you've drawn
one of the other quota permits.
Also, the results are posted after
each drawing at MyFWC.corm/
hunting under "Limited Entry

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 Stout at 863-467-2255.
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.

Eighteen members of the
Okeechobee High School Ro-
deo Team will travel to Kissim-
mee for the Florida High School
Rodeo State Finals on June 19.
The regular rodeo season has
ended for the Okeechobee High
School Rodeo Team with 18
members meeting the require-
ments to compete at the Florida
High School Rodeo State Finals
in Kissimmee.
To qualify and compete at
State Finals, students must be
in the top 15
for their event,
and maintain
a grade aver-
age of 2.0 or
above (2.0 is a
C average).
One hun-
A., dred and six
Andrew Florida High
Holmes School Rodeo
(FHSRA) members will compete
in the state finals this year; the
Okeechobee team makes up 17
percent of the students compet-
Five OHS
students have
qualified in
more than one
The follow-
ing cowboys
and cowgirls
will represent JR
Okeechobee Gomez
at state finals:
Chasey Bass has earned his
chance to go to the state finals in
two events: first place in saddle
bronc and second place in boys
Chris Davis
is in fourth po-
sition in bare-
Nethers is in
second posi-
tion in girls
Trey cutting.
Cofeild J e s s i c a
Ziglar has
earned her chance to go to the
state finals in two events: sec-
ond place in pole bending and
le .;+*



G. & C.C. weekly

Results ELG.S. League

KOA June 2: First place-J.C.
Armstrong. Second place-Russ
Papy. Last place-Linda Papy.
Closest to the pin--Bruce Syjud,
2-Frank Noble, 1-Terry Malaster
and 1-Kenny Curran.
June 6: First place-Clyde Price.
Second place-Billy Crum. Last
place-Max Sherry. Closest to the
pin-(2) Bill Cower, (8) Tol Bass,
(11) Ken burdette and (17) Doug

Public Issues Forums:
Join the discussion!

Chasey Breanne
Bass Lee
eighth place in barrels.
Trey Cofield is in 14th posi-
tion in calf roping.
Cole Fulford is tied for second
place in steer wrestling.
JR Gomez
will compete
at state finals
in two events:
he is in sixth
position in
steer wrestling
S. and 13th in
team roping.
Carlie J acoby
Lanier Johns will also
compete in two events: he is
second position in bareback and
eighth in steer wrestling.
Breanne Lee is in eighth posi-
tion in breakaway roping.
Carden is in
15th position
in goat tying.
Jessie Co-
field is in 15th
position in
Maci Culli-
gan is tied for Joseph
sixth place in Summerford
Kayla Davis is in seventh po-
sition in girls cutting.
Andrew Holmes is in seventh
position in bareback.
Carlie La-
', nier is in ninth
position in
girls cutting.
; will compete
in two events;


she is in ninth
position in
and 12th in.

goat tying.
' Joseph Summerford is in fifth
position in boys cutting.


2937 SW 3rd Terrace In Cedar Plaza' -
(863) 467-2978
Tues Fri 9:30am to 5:30pm Sal 10am to 3pm -Closed Sunday and Monday*

:I 4I

Justin Wolff
is in 14th posi-
tion in team
roping. .
When you .
see these
fine cowboys
and cowgirls Jessica
around let Ziglar
them know
how proud you are of them
for representing Okeechobee
in such a fine manner. They
have worked very hard to get to
where they are going and with
just the sup-
port of family
and friends to
achieve their
The Florida
High Sc'rool.
Rodeo StaRe
Finals will be Marci
held at the Sil- Cullgan
ver Spurs are-
na in Kissimmee, June 19 -21.
Only the top four in each
event will advance to the Na-
tional Finals July 20-26 in Farm-
ing, New Mex-
S ico. Several
u of the steam
members will
R compete at
the Interna-
1 .tional Youth
,. Finals Rodeo
in Shawnee,
Justin Okla. before
Wolff. going to the
National Finals in New Mexico.
Below is the remainder of
their schedule for this year:
S* Kissimmee, Fla., June 19-
21, State Finals;
Okla.' July 14-
19, Internation-
al Youth Finals
New -Mexico,
July 20-26, Na- Jacoby
tional Finals. Johns
For addition-
al information about the team
contact Darlene Bass at 863-634-

Jessica Kayla
Cofield Davis


Submitted photo

Okeechobee American All-Stars
The Okeechobee American AAA All-Stars Coaches are (back row left to right) Chuck Stamm
- Assistant Coach, Chris Quesinberry Manager and Tom Finney Assistant Coach..Players
are (middle row, left to right) Mason Joyner, Robert Hays, Jarred Morgan, Layton Thomas,
Lane Rhodes, Brendan Barcia, (front row, left to right) Brayden Rucks, Zeke Matthews, Chase
Quesinberry, Adam Rhew, Elijah Finney, and Matthew Coleman.


FREE electronic hearing evaluation and
demonstration of Virtue hearing instruments.

The Symptons Tnes-

Do you play the TV too loudly? '-.peech.,

Do you ask others to repeat?

Do you ever answer questions inappropriately?

VirtueT to the RESCUE!!!

Lj No more whistling!

D Enjoy any environment whether noisy or quiet!

STalk on the phone without taking your hearing aids off!

-SLe IRa bMw Mchae
Stop In and See Our Neiw Merchandise



.u.t.14-sel, hearina 44 -5333,


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