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Vol. 99 No. 170

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

PO BOX 117007
......... GAINESVILLE FL 32611


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

Just Horsing Around
4-H horse 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
Horsing Around" horse day
camp. Each of the three weeks
will have a unique theme. The
first week, June 23-27, will fo-
cus on basic horsemanship 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 Okeecho-
bee County Extension Office at
863-763-6469. Camp fee is $100
plus a $25 stall fee per week.
Pre-registration is required.

Drought Index

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

Lake Levels

9.27 feet
Last Year: 8.92 feet

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

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Budget woes haunting courts

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Florida voters passed a mea-
sure earlier this year to save
them money on their property
tax, but that is coming back to
haunt state and county officials
in the form of budget and per-
sonnel cuts.
Okeechobee County admin-
istrator Lyndon Bonner and
Okeechobee County Clerk of
Courts Sharon Robertson met
with the chief judge of the 19th
Judicial District last week to for-
mulate a plan of action to meet

cuts in Chief Judge William
Roby's spending plan and how
those cuts relate to the county.
When state lawmakers ap-
proved the 2008-09 budget of
$66.2 billion -- which is $4 billion
less than last year's -- it created a
nightmare for everyone.
Judge Roby, who has already
had to trim his budget by a to-
tal of 12 percent, was notified
late last week that he will now
have to cut his budget by an ad-
ditional 4 percent by July 1. This
additional cut means his budget
for this district has been cut a

total of 16 percent in the last 18
months, which could also mean
lost jobs for some Okeechobee
County employees.
The June 13 meeting came
about after Judge Roby an-
nounced that he may have to
move the offices of two circuit
judges hearing cases in Okeecho-
bee County to St. Lucie County.
The move would allow
Judge F. Shields McManus and
Judge Lawrence Mirman to be
reimbursed for their gas mile-
age from their homes on the
coast to Okeechobee County. It

A tribute: Dinner honors Gene O'Neill

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Gene O'Neill's family (front-left to right) Jesse O'Neill, Mandy O'Neill, holding Mady
O'Neill, Alex Armstrong, Gene O'Neill, Bobbie O'Neill, Tanya Christopher and Stephen,
Christopher (back) gathered at the benefit held in h;s honor on Friday, June 13, at the
KOA Kampground Auditorium.

30 years of service recognized
By Chauna Aguilar helped Okeechobee County 4, it affected the Bahamas as a
Okeechobee News through some major events Category 3 and Florida as a Cat-
Members of the community, such as hurricanes and torna- egpry 2.
individuals and businesses ex- does. The 2004 hurricanes' put Frances was a slow moving
individuals and businesses ex- all of Mr. O'Neill's experience storm with lots of wind and
tended a helping hand to the to the test with Hurricanes rain which.caused a lot of veg-
family of Gene O'Neill who Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne. etative debris, road flooding,
served the county for 30 years Then came Hurricane Wilma loosening up of shingles, and
at a recent benefit dinner, in 2005. destroyed carports and screen
dance and auction where they Hurricane Charley came 'rooms.
raised $,12,802. ashore in Charlotte County on Frances set up Okeecho-
The benefit was held on Fri- Aug. 13, 2004 as a Category 4 bee for the true devastation
day, June 13, at the Okeecho- storm which plunged across of Jeanne that took care of all
bee KOA. Kampground audi- the state causing destruction all loosened trees, many roofs
torium to help raise funds for along its path. and most carports and Florida
Mr. O'Neill and his medical While Charley didn't do rooms in the county.
expenses that he has incurred much damage locally, Mr. Rainstorms throughout the
because of a rare form of small O'Neill sent teams and had storm poured into homes de-
bowel, cancer that is currently teams on stand-by to respond stroying belongings.
inoperable. where needed to help out with Jeanne had made landfall
The auditorium was full the devastation in Desoto and on the east coast of Florida ear-
with friends and family of Mr. Hardee Counties. ly on Sept. 26, 2004, with the
O'Neill who ate the prime rib Hurricane Frances made center of its 50-nautical mile
and chicken dinners, had fun landfall over the southern end diameter eye crossing the coast
bidding for auction items and of Hutchinson Island, Florida at the southern end of Hutchin-
danced the night away. on Sept. 5, 2004, as a Category son Island just east of Stuart.
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inrougnout Mr. UlNeill's
service to the community, he

2 hurricane. While ranches
reached a peak of a Category

See Service Page 2

Soldier relates Iraq experiences

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A solider received a special
'welcome back' this week.
Members of First Baptist
Church of Bassinger held a lun-
cheon on Monday, June 16 to
honor an American Hero, Pur-
ple Heart Medalist Capt. Steven
McGregor. The captain is the
grandson of Harvey Sampson of
The 26-year-old graduated
from high. school in Altamonte
Springs in 2000. That same year
he entered the Air Force Acad-
emy and graduated in 2004.
However, on Veterans Day 2005

he switched to the army since
that branch of service would
offer him more of what he was
looking for. He said the switch
to the army would be more of a
"people job."
Captain McGregor is in the
middle of a 15 month deploy-
ment to Iraq. He is platoon lead-
er of a 40 soldier rifle platoon as-
signed to Yusufiya, Iraq. During
the first six months of his tour the
platoon provided security for the
battalion commander. Between
October and February, they went
on 100 missions, escorting their
battalion commander.
Then he was put in charge
of civil works restore

the infrastructure. He said the
army is switching from a com-
bat mode to a rebuilding mode.
He is instrumental in rebuilding
such things as schools, power
grids and water treatment plants.
His duties now include soliciting
bids from local contractors for
public works projects.
It was on a mission during the
first part of his tour of duty that
the captain earned the Purple'
Heart. His platoon was patrol-
ling a dangerous area. They were
dropping off supplies to build
battle positions.
The captain and his men
See Soldier Page 2

would also allow staff members
of the judges to work in offices
closer to their homes. Finally, the
move would help with the ever-
increasing number of cases now
being heard in St. Lucie County.
"The judicial assistants (JAs)
for Judge Mirman and Judge Mc-
Manus aren't getting reimbursed
for traveling. It's costing them 15
to 20 percent of their annual in-
come, and the judges are spend-
ing that as well," said Judge
Roby in an interview last week.
"But, if we have them assigned
to St. Lucie County they will be

reimbursed by the state."
He went on to say that the
two judges would be coming to
Okeechobee County on an "as
needed" basis.
"Which is nearly full time,"
he added. '
Judge Roby said to help meet
his budget, he had to lay off
three people in court administra-
tion shortly after the first of the
"We've lost staff attorneys
and case workers -- this is hav-
See Budget Page 2

Youth Living Loud
and Clear: Tobacco
Free Lifestyle

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Students Working Against
Tobacco will hold their first
Youth Summer Conference in
Okeechobee County on Satur-
day, June 21, from 9 a.m. until 5.
p.m. at Yearling Middle School,
925 N.W. 23rd Lane.
"Youth Living Loud and-
Clear: A Tobacco-Free Life-
style" will involve two work-
shops where the students will
be able to learn tobacco pre-
vention information and educa-
tion through activities with their

ACLU seeks
voting changes
in Glades County

By Walter Putnam
Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) -- A lawyer
for a Florida county asked a
federal appeals court Tues-
day to reject a lawsuit seeking
an election district plan that
would make it easier for minor-
ity blacks to win a seat on the

peers. The event will provide
youth with hands on advocacy
and leadership training which
will include: public speaking,
messaging, media literacy and
advocacy, policy change, event
planning tools and leadership
The training is designed to
develop leadership skills and
invest energy in creating a core
group of youth to build SWAT
school clubs to collaborate on
tobacco issues that affect their
During the conference there
will be several different sections
including "Tobacco 101."
Tobacco 101 will provide a
comprehensive look at tobac-
co's history, culture, manipu-
See SWAT Page 2

local school board and county
The lawsuit was filed in
2000 by the American Civil Lib-
erties Union on behalf of an
unsuccessful black candidate
and voters in Glades County, a
large, sparsely populated area
that forms the western shore of
Lake Okeechobee.
The suit challenged a sys-
tem in which the five members
of the school board and five
county commissioners were
See Rights Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Capt. Steven McGregor poses with his grandfather, Har-
vey Sampson of Bassinger. While the captain was home
from Iraq on leave, members of the First Baptist Church
of Bassinger held a luncheon for him on Monday, June

SWAT plans


Voting rights

argued in court

2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Rier managers protect river flows Rights
Continued From Page 1
WEST PALM BEACH -- As art makes the Kissimmee River Val- that work
d ias s

of its continued commitment to
protecting and restoring the Kis-
simmee River, the Governing
Board of the South Florida Water
Management District last week
put the wheels in motion for re-
serving the water needed for en-
vironmental protection as part of
the $620 million plan to restore
more than 27,000 acres of wet-
lands along the Central Florida
Water is the lifeblood that

Continued From Page 1

walked over the detonator of a
homemade 50 pound bomb and
did not set it off. However it was
triggered by a Humvee. The cap-
tain was about 20 feet from the
humvee explosion which killed
one person and seriously injured
two others. He was knocked
down by the blast and received
injuries to his left hand and his
However, in an interview
Monday afternoon, June 16 he
did not talk much about his in-
juries, focusing instead on how
his men called in a helicopter to
medivac the two severely injured
men and took care of the other
casualties. He said others were
hurt a lot worse in the explo-
The captain showed the lun-
cheon guests pictures taken in
Iraq including the crumpled re-
mains of the humvee and the
crater caused by the explosion.

Continued From Page 1

lation and politics. Participants
will get an in-depth look at the
tobacco industry and their history
of deception, and discover new
ideas to prevent tobacco use.
Keynote speakers, Javier San-
chez's message "Living Loud and
Clear" challenges teens to stand
up for what they believe in and
as they rise to the occasion, to lift
someone else up with them. Posi-
tive teens doing positive things
are in the vast majority on this
planet and now is the time for
their voices to be heard and their
actions to be recognized, loud
and clear! This presentation chal-
lenges teens and adults to take ev-
erything they've experienced here
back into their homes, schools

Continued From Page 1

ing a major impact," he said last
Judge Roby earlier went before
the board of Okeechobee County
commissioners for help with gas
expenses but was turned down
by a 5-0 vote. He asked for $300
to $400 per month for the two
judges and their two assistants for
a total of approximately $19,200.
But as a means of trying to find
a solution, a meeting was held
last Friday in Judge Roby's Martin
County office.
Although nothing was cast in
stone, the chief judge said it was
a very good meeting.
"It was more of an informa-
tional-type thing," he said Mon-
,day, June 16. "They just wanted
to know some numbers. They
have some very serious budget
Serious enough that Mrs. Rob-
ertson said she could lose up to
three people if the judges moved

Continued From Page 1

Throughout all of these events,
electricity was a key issue with
people lining up for supplies such
as ice, water, MRE's (meals, ready
to eat), and tarps for their leaky
After the events some 455 fam-
ilies in Okeechobee lived in FEMA
travel trailers. Roofs of blue could
be seen from the air throughout
Okeechobee and all of Florida.
As is the 2004 hurricanes
weren't bad enough, Mr. O'Neill
and all the other local citizens
came face to face with more di-
saster with Wilma in 2005, which
did not cause as much damage,
but challenged resources due to
the loss of electricity once again.
Wilma, the strongest tropical
on record in the Atlantic basin,
strengthened over the southeast-
ern Gulf of Mexico and its winds
reached about 110 kt as it ap-
proached Florida. Maximum sus-
tained winds were estimated to
be near 105 kt (category 3 inten-
sity) when landfall of the center

ley home to more than 300 fish
and wildlife species. The Board's
unanimous decision directs the
District to begin developing rules
that will provide the water needed
to protect the fish and wildlife and
the collection of plants critical to
their habitats.
"Kissimmee River Restoration
is among the great efforts to re-
store and preserve Florida's natu-
ral heritage, and water is an ab-
solutely essential component of

The next day another unex-
ploded bomb was found about
10 feet away.
The day after the explosion a
battle position was built on that
site. It is now manned by Iraqi
troops and is considered a safe
area. So he believes some good
came from the explosion.
Capt. McGregor and his pla-
toon live in an abandoned un-
finished power plant that was
started by the Russians.
He has fond memories of vis-
iting his "Big Dad," grandfather
Harvey Sampson in Bassinger.
He said "Big Dad" took him driv-
ing for the first time his red Cadil-
In a few days the captain will
be going back to Iraq. After his
deployment in Iraq is over and
he spends some time back in
this in this country, current plans
call for him to deploy to Afghani-
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at

and communities. Don't go home
and do nothing, go home and live
loud and clear!
Students will also get a chance
to try their hand at public speak-
ing during a workshop where they
will be provided tips about every-
day speaking, formal speeches,
interviews, and at events.
The Creative Activist workshop
is a hands-on session to empower
and inspire youth to develop cre-
ative ideas to communicate mes-
sages, through art, music, video,
dance and more. This workshop
will encourage youth to frame the
issue through creative commu-
nication methods and give them
the opportunity to translate those
ideas by creating them. The work-
shop incorporates different forms
of expression, examples include:
video production, dance/music,
graffiti art, screen-printing, and
graphic design.

their offices.
"The staffing is based on
(judge) assignments. I might lose
a minimum of three people if he
reassigns the two circuit judges,"
said Mrs. Robertson. "I have had
those positions for years."
She explained that those em-
ployees are in court services and
actually go to court and work with
the judges:
For Mr. Bonner the idea is
come up with a way to stream-
line and improve the process at
the county level.
"I thought the meeting was
very productive and I'm encour-
aged by that," he said.
After hearing what Judge Roby
had to say, Mr. Bonner said there
may be ways to "streamline our
court and the administration as-
pects of our requirements to the
He said he wants to form a
loop and meet with officials from
the offices of the state attorney
and public defender, as well as
Mrs. Robertson and Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May.

occurreti in southwestern Florida
near Cape Romano around on
Oct. 24.
Throughout all of these hurri-
canes, even if the devastation was
not local, Mr. O'Neill and other
local public service professionals
were there to help.
Without the constant work of
Gene O'Neill, the county would
have been lacking the vital re-
sources that it needed to func-
In 2006 there was low hurri-
cane activity and last year while
there was an active season, its
devastation did not reach Florida
but instead extended into Mexico
and other states in the U.S.
Over the years Mr. O'Neill has
received many awards. In 1998,
Gene received the State of Florida
Distinguished Service Award for
his assistance during a wildfire
natural disaster. In 2000, he was
designated as a Florida Profes-
sional Emergency Manager by the
Florida Emergency Preparedness
Association (FEPA).
In 2002, FEPA awarded Mr.
O'Neill with the Gary Arnold
Award, which is in recognition of
tireless dedicated and continuous

chairman of the SFWMD Gov-
erning Board. "This reservation
underscores our commitment to
restore more than 40 miles of the
Kissimmee River to the dynamic
and habitat-rich place it once
Known as a water reservation,
Florida law allows the Governing
Board to establish rules that set
aside water for protection of fish
and wildlife or public health or
safety. The: reservation can be re-

As Central Florida and its de-
mand for public water supply
grows, the water reservation is
a necessary tool for protecting
the Kissimmee and other surface
water systems. Based in sound
science, a reservation defines a
specific amount of water to set
aside for the natural system and
ensures that the environment re-
ceives the water it needs before
water is allocated to other users.




OKeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Members of First Baptist Church of Bassinger held a lun-
cheon on Monday, June 16, to honor Capt. Steven McGregor
who is home on leave from Iraq. The captain is the grandson
of Harvey Sampson, a member of the church.

During the conference the
students will get to visit the Truth
Truck. The Truth Truck is a brand-
ed educational moving unit that
features teen-friendly elements
such as a DJ, video games, sound
systems for announcements and
various team building activities.
The truck's entertainment and ed-
ucational elements are built with
the goal of generating awareness
and support of tobacco preven-
tion, advocacy and education.
The truck can be used by groups
as a tool that is attractive to teens
and one that will help generate
excitement for teens and help re-
cruit them into becoming more
involved with tobacco prevention
activities and programs at not only
the local, but statewide level.
The Port St. Lucie SWAT To-
bacco Poster Gallery Display is a
vivid collection of tobacco prod-
ucts that Ms. Marcella Capar has

"My plan is to get all those
entities into some sort of a meet-
ing and see who can do what to
improve our process," said Mr.
He said he wants to decrease
the inmate population at the
Okeechobee County Jail without
adversely impacting anyone in
that "loop." .Currently, each in-
mate in the county jail costs the
county a minimum of $68 per
day. That does not include the
additional costs of those who re-
quire medical help.
As of Tuesday morning, there
were 281 inmates in the jail that
was originally built to house 232.
According to Jail Administra-
tor Captain Ronnie White, the
population at the jail has reached
a high of 309.
Because of the increased pop-
ulation, Capt. White said some in-
mates are sleeping on mattresses
on the floor of the jail.
"I don't know what the solu-
tion isyet, but we must look at all
the alternatives available to us,"
said Mr. Bonner. "The analysis

service to FEPA and unselfish sup-
port of emergency management
programs and activities through-
out Florida.
In 2004, the City of Okeecho-
bee presented Mr. O'Neill with a
letter of appreciation for his ef-
forts to meet the needs of the citi-
zens of Okeechobee.
In 2005, he received the Thom-
as Yatabe Certificate of Outstand-
ing Achievement in implementa-
tion and support of the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-
to-Know Act from the State Emer-
gency Response Commission for
Hazardous Materials.
This year in honor of all of his
accomplishments, the Okeecho-
bee Board of County Commis-
sioners issued a proclamation
honoring his unselfish dedication
of his time, expertise and knowl-
edge for Okeechobee County
throughout his public service ca-
Okeechobee County hired
Gene O'Neill as Emergency Man-
agement Director in June, 1997.
He was Chairman of the Board
for the Local Emergency Planning
Council and Lt. Governor for the
Area Seven Florida Emergency

developed in her county. This edu-
cational display will give students
ideas as to how they can develop
their own tobacco displays.
After the students have at-
tended their workshops they will
have the opportunity to work as a
group to develop a brief presenta-
tion to their peers.
Students will then participate
in, the Tobacco Scavenger Hunt,
a fun educational activity where
students will go on a scavenger
hunt for tobacco clues. There will
be various prizes and gift cards
that students can win throughout
the hunt.
For more information contact
Angela Kelly at 863-462-5781.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at

may be that we can't do anything
Mr. Bonner said Tuesday he
has not established a date or time
when he can meet with the local
officials, but feels there is time be-
fore July 1.
"I think it's still doable," he
said. "Clearly, I have to work
around their schedules. I certainly
want to hear what the alternatives
The county administrator said
what he, Judge Roby and Mrs.
Robertson are facing is "system-
ic" to the bigger problem. He said
the problems facing Okeechobee
County and Judge Roby are the
same problems facing all of gov-
ernment in Florida.
"This is unchartered water
and certainly merits our consider-
ation on how we're going to work
through this," he said. "We've got
to make sure our judges and ev-
erybody is in that loop and give
them every opportunity to be suc-
cessful. It appears the Legislature
has not done that."

Preparedness Association.
Throughout his tenure as
Emergency Management Director
the county experienced five hur-
ricanes, one major tornado and
many other lesser incidents.
In February, 2006, Mr. O'Neill
was diagnosed with a rare type
of small bowel cancer. He had
surgery, chemo and radiation and
more surgery. There is a portion
of the cancer that is currently in-
operable.. Mr. O'Neill served as
director until his retirement in
March 2008 due to these medical
For those who were unable
to attend the dinner, donations
are being accepted at Riverside
National Bank under the Gene
O'Neill Assistance Fund. Dona-
tions can also be mailed to Gene
O'Neill Benefit, P.O. Box 602,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
For additional information
contact Lyn Yeo 863-634-4102;
Donny Arnold 863-634-6464; or
Kim Long 863-634-2937.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at

elected from. individual districts
but by a countywide vote.
The suit claimed that system
diluted the voting strength of
blacks, who comprised just over
10 percent of the 2000 population
of 10,576, compared to roughly
70 percent white, 15 percent His-
panic and 5 percent others, in-
cluding American Indians.
The suit sought five single-
member districts, including one
around the county seat of Moore
Haven in which blacks of voting
age comprised a majority of 50.23
A federal judge in Florida dis-
missed the suit, but a three-judge
panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals reversed that de-
cision on July 24, 2007.

Today's Weather

OS' -Os 0,. 10s i 30s 40- 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
through late morning. Then showers and thunderstorms likely in
the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10
mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A chance of evening showers and thun-
derstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely
in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. A chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. Then a slight chance of showers and thunder-
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All 12 members of the 11th
Circuit court heard arguments
Gavin W. O'Brien, represent-
ing county officials, said the ma-
jority-black district could be ac-
complished only at the expense
of others, assuming blacks got a
seat on each of the five-member
"Ten percent of the population
are seeking 20 percent of the vot-
ing power," O'Brien said. "That is
not appropriate."
ACLU attorney Neil Bradley
asked the judges to return the
suit to the district court in Florida.
Bradley said it was possible that
a district could be drawn to over-
come concerns about violating
the principle of one person, one
"We don't know that because
the court never got to the ques-
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3

Man charged in theft of welder

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the county jail
Monday after he allegedly tried
to walk out of the Home Depot
with an electric welder.
Brian James Dansa, 22, of
S.R. 70 W, was arrested June
-16 at the store on a charge of
grand theft. He was booked
'into the Okeechobee County

Jail under a bond of $2,500.
An arrest report by Deputy

Dale Hardy of
bee County
Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) indi-
cates that the
welder is val-
ued at $629.
The report
states store
personnel told

the Okeecho-


Brian Dansa

the deputy they saw a man
walk up to the welder, cut off
the anti-theft device and place
the welder in a shopping cart.
The man pushed the cart to the
front of the store where he then
allegedly removed another tag,
stated the report.
Dansa then pushed the cart
past the registers and continued
through the entrance doors,
stated Deputy Hardy's report.

Once outside the building,
Dansa was stopped by Home
Depot security people and tak-
en back inside the store.
Deputy Hardy stated in his
report that the entire incident
was caught on store security
The deputy said Dansa has
also been trespassed from the
store and cannot return.

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Agricultural Sciences who has
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pens isn't the day to start prepar-
ing for it," Brennan said.
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joining or starting a local Commu-
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through the Federal Emergency
Management Agency.
The first CERT began in Califor-
nia in 1985, a grassroots response
to earthquakes and other natural
disasters. The program, which
trains ordinary citizens in disaster
response, has since grown expo-
nentially. As of last September,
there were 2,738 teams across
the United States. But even with
that kind of growth, only about 35
percent of the counties in FEMA's
11-state, southernmost region
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tected, Brennan said.
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live. There are Christian teams,
teams closely tied to and funded

at least partly by fire departments,
local governments, neighbor-
hoods or schools. They range
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an, part-time Okeechobee County
residents started a team to protect
their mobile home park. A Univer-
sity of Miami CERT has students
who go door to door in emergen-
cies delivering bottled water and
information. And in Hillsborough
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ment community, team members
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BUDGET: I want to thank the paper and the sheriff for explaining
his budget! I am looking forward to seeing the school boards budget
explained as well.
CLASS OF 1999 REUNION: Has anyone heard when the 1999
class reunion will be? Who should we contact, etc.?
BIBLE: People claim to be these devout Christians and they're
quoting the Bible, but they're quoting the old Testament. The teach-
ings of Jesus Christ -- the foundation of Christianity -- are from the New
Testament. Get out of the 'eye for an eye' Old Testament and flip for-
ward to the New Testament part of the book. It's all about forgiveness,
not revenge. It's about loving your neighbor, not judging others.
ANTICHRIST: In regards to the speak out about the Anit-Christ,
please tell me where in the book of Revelations does it talk about the
Anti-Christ being in his 40s or of Muslim decent. I am a Christian, have
been my whole life. I have read the book of Revelations and the only
description that I have seen about the Anti-Christ is that he is a beast
out of the seas. So, maybe instead of going by what other people are
saying, maybe you should sit down and read it for yourself.
ELECTION: Well it seems Mr. Obama is going to be the Democrat-
ic nominee for president. Something about this whole thing bothers
me. How did we wind up with just Clinton and Obama as the choices?
Don't the Democrats have any other good candidates? Something just
doesn't seem right to me.
TRAIN STATION: Thanks for putting the photos of the inside of
the train station in the newspaper. I think it is pretty obvious that the
building is sound. The ceiling beams look good. There are 50 pound
feed sacks stacked around the room and equipment used to move the
feed. The floor must be sound. Everything looks dry and solid. There
does not appear to be a rodent problem, as you would not store feed
somewhere there was a rodent or insect problem. You would lose
most of your inventory. From the photos, it looks like it certainly is a
building that could be used and we need to save it if we can.
CHICKEN: My neighborhood has deed restrictions that say we are
not allowed to have chickens. But someone apparently is breaking the
rules because stray chickens showed up in my yard. So what do I do
about it? Just hope they will leave? Go door-to-door and see if some-
one will admit breaking the rules? Or can I have a chicken dinner?
AMTRAK: I have lived in Okeechobee 20 years and have only rid-
den the Amtrak once. I would ride more often if there was a decent
station. The day I rode the train it was raining and there was no where
to wait out of the rain. The little shelter there was already full of peo-
ple. It is only big enough for a few people. It would also be a big help if
we had a way to buy train tickets locally. If they don't think they would
have enough business to hire someone, maybe they could even put in
some kind of automatic machine like they have at the airports and big
movie theaters that let you buy tickets with cash or credit cards.
TRAINS: We as voters should be calling our elected officials and
asking for more public transportation. Gas is too expensive. We need
trains and buses. It would also be better for the environment. Europe
has a railway system that makes it possible to go just about anywhere
you want to without ever owning a car. The United States' public
transportation system is just about non-existant by comparison. We
need to bring back the trains. The auto makers and oil companies
have been in control of this country for too long. Bring back govern-
ment by the people and bring back public transportation.
HORSE RACE: Does anyone else wonder if something fishy went
on with that horse race? It doesn't make sense that Big Brown was
such a powerhouse in the Derby and Preakness and then ran out of
steam in the Belmont. I hope there are some investigative reporters
working on this story. Inquiring minds want to know.
DEPOT: I am glad that the person who is renting half of the train
depot has come forward and let those interested see the inside of the
building. It is in good shape. Everything looks very solid. There does
not appear to be any kind of bug or rodent problem. It needs some
renovation, but it is not falling down or decrepit. It is still being used as
a commercial storage space. It would make sense to save it. And the
state historical group is interested in helping us find grant money.
DEPOT: From what I have read, the folks who want to save the
depot have been working on this project for years. Then, when they
have the plans better organized and go to the city and the CSX about
it, all of the sudden the owners want to tear it down. I think it would
be a terrible shame if they tear it down.
RELIGION: I want to respond to the call about the Catholic-bash-
ing comments by a minister who supports McCain. You don't have
leave Okeechobee to hear Catholic-bashing. It's very common right
here in Okeechobee. It is sad for so-called Christians to bad mouth
other Christians. Before you form an opinion on a church or a religion,
try visiting the church and talking to some of the parishoners. Find out
for yourself what they believe and see how they treat others. Catholics
are Christians. The caller is correct that all of the Christian religions in
the world started out as part of the Catholic church. Over the years,
various groups separated from that first church and formed their own
churches. They are all still Christians.

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BBQ a success
The Okeechobee Rodeo Team
would like to thank everyone
that supported our BBQ fund-
raiser and for their patience and
understanding during our delays.
We would also like to apologize
for any inconvenience that we
caused anyone due to the delays

that we had. The weather was not
on our side and caused several
delays throughout the day.
The intention of the team was
to have a successful fundraiser
and we hope that we have not let
anyone down. The team's hard
work and persistence during the
trials and tribulations that they

Community Calendar

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 Methpdist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. 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 DaySaints, 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at The American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second Street, Okeechobee. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank
Irby at 863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m.'at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
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-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

faced paid off with the team sell-
ing over 650 dinners.
Team members worked very
hard all day to help raise money to
send members of the team who
will be traveling to New Mexico in
July for National Finals.
Once again we are so thankful
for the support that we received

from our community. I would also
like to say that I appreciate the
team members and their parents
that worked all day and up until
after 7 p.m. Friday night trying to
make this a beneficial fundraiser
for the team.
Thank you,
Darlene Bass

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Red Cross to hold CPR classes
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering CPR classes
on Wednesday, June 25,-Adult CPR 6 p.m.
On Saturday, June 21, the Red Cross will offer a class which will
include Adult CPR, Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Basics. This class
will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. To register, or for more informa-
tion call 863-763-2488 or stop by their Branch office located at 323 N.
Parrott Ave.

Main Street Mixer date set
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 representa-
tives. 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).

Sock Hop Night at the VFW
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.
There 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
patient care in Okeechobee including services offered in The Hamrick
Home. For information, call Cathy at 863467-2321 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 serv-
ing 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 receive 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 $1.50 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.

Summer camp at Lake Denton
I Summer camp at Lake Denton is back! Camps in June will be avail-
able for children in second through fifth grades, 6th through 8th grades
and K5 through 2nd grades. The K5-2nd is one night with parent par-
ticipation encouraged. In July they will have camps for 6th through
8th grades and 9th through 12th grades. Applications for camp can be
obtained from the website at or by calling
Pam Elders at 863-634-9280 or Phil Elders at 863-634-8722.

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.

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.


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Peach Berry Cobbler Crisp is a summer treat

This is the time of year to
gorge on fruit -- luscious peach-
es, plums, berries and melons.
They're all in season and at their
least expensive right now -- es-
pecially if you're lucky enough
to happen upon a little produce
stand or someone selling melons
in the back of a truck. In the more
rural South, it's not unusual to
find little produce stands set up
in people's front yards, selling the
bounty from their gardens and
fruit trees.
And while I hate to turn on the
oven this time of year, I'll make an
exception for making a cobbler or
a crisp. Peach or berry cobbler is
one of those things that everyone
should experience in the middle

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of a hot summer. Preferably with
a big scoop of homemade vanilla
ice cream ... does it get any better
than that? Yeah it does, my recipe
is with both peaches and berries
and is a combo cobbler/crisp!
I know what you're thinking
... that's not exactly healthy fare!
Agreed. Cobbler is not going to

be on any of my top ten healthy
foods lists anytime soon and no,
I won't be giving you a recipe for
a healthy version because it's not
ever going to be THAT healthy
and why mess with a good thing?
We can however, enjoy a treat
every once in awhile. It goes back
to the rule of eating really healthy
90 percent of the time and the oth-
er 10 percent, enjoying a splurge
such as delicious homemade
cobbler with seasonally ripe fruits
in the middle of summer. Ah, life
is good! Enjoy this cobbler recipe
that's been a favorite of my family
for years.
Leanne's Peach Berry Cob-
Serves 8

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup uncooked old fash-
ioned oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking pow-
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups fresh peaches, peeled
and sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries or
other berries (blueberries hold
up best)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinna-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix to-
gether the'first four ingredients.
Add the milk and the 1/4 cup of
butter, cutting it in and mixing till
smooth (although it will be lumpy
with the oatmeal).
In a large saucepan over a
medium high heat, mix together
the white sugar, cornstarch and
water. Add the peaches first and
cook till bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Add the' blueberries and cook an-
other 5 minutes. Add the 1 table-
spoon of butter and the lemon
juice. Now add the nutmeg and
cinnamon. Mix well until butter is
melted. Remove from heat.
Pour fruit mixture into an un-

greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Spoon the batter over the top of
the fruit and place in the middle
of the oven and bake for about
30 minutes or until the crust is
brown and cooked all the way
through. Once cooked, allow to
cool for about 15 minutes before
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out Leanne's
or her "Saving Dinner" book se-
ries (Ballantine) and her New
York Times Best Selling book
"Body Clutter" (Fireside). Copy-
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Top scores
Students from Yearling Middle School (left to right) Andrea
Estrada, Deion Hayes, Elayne Warthen all scored a level 6
on the FCAT Writing and were presented with a certificate
from Dr. Patricia Cooper (left).

Honor Band
Katie Ammons, Camren Fraser, Matthew Fraser and Logan
Kindall (left to right) were awarded with a certificate from
the school board for their outstanding achievement in the
Four-County and Heartland Honor Band.

Band participants
Lauren Fusco, Nick Valcaniant and David Skinner (left to
right) were awarded with a certificate from the school board
for their outstanding achievement as Honor Band Partici-
pants from both Yearling and Osceola Middle Schools.


'Cindy' McCoin
Cynthia "Cindy" McCoin,
age 52, of Plant City died June
15, 2008. She was born June
3, 1956 in Hollywood to Rod-
ney Kenneth and Cynthia Sue
She is survived by her son,
Phillip O'Cain of Lakel.and;
mother, Cynthia Sue McCoin
of Mulberry; sister, Yvonne

(Mike) Spooner of Mulber-
ry; and grandson, Daymian
O'Cain of Lakeland.
A memorial service will be
held 3 p.m. Friday, June 20, at
Bradley Church of God.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeecho-
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for their community partnership with the OHS Migrant pro-

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Honoring those who served
The Okeechobee County School Board honored Martha
Joiner (center) the wife of former School Board member
for 16 years. Robert Joiner who passed away on April 24,
2008. His wife was given a signed resolution by Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper (left) and OCSB Chair Joe Arnold (right).


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Ballroom dancing
in Okeechobee
A group class in ballroom danc-
ing is being offered in Okeecho-
bee at Church of Our Saviour Par-
rish Hall, 200 N.W. Third Street on
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The
cost for the hour lesson is $10.
Private instructions are also avail-
able. Come and enjoy the fun with
or without a partner. For more in-
formation call 772-794-9040.
Church holds
musical VBS
The Seventh Day Adventist
Church invites all children from 4
years old to 12 years old to their
Musical VBS. .This year they will
be finding out that "praise rocks."
The church will be full of excite-
ment as they learn that praising,
God really does rock and feels
great. VBS will start on June 22,
and go through June 27. It will
be held from 6 until 8 p.m. each
night except on June 27, it will
be held only from 6 until 7 p.m.
For information contact Carolyn
Douglas at 863-357-3680.
VBS every Sunday
Vacation Bible School every
Sunday?' -Yes!'This 'summer'chil-
dren in the community are' invited
to attend at 9 a.m. on Sunday
mornings, a Sunday School like

no other! At First United Method
ist Church, we will be going on a
"Son Safari"' each week through
July 20, learning all about God's
truths from the natural world. Dc
you know why pineapples are
prickly? Have any idea why the
eagle can soar higher than any
other bird? Each Sunday morning
we will have a different learning
station: from cooking to crafts
from games to puppetry. To reg
ister call Nancy Vaughan at the
church office, 863-763-4021.
Bible Study at
Believers Fellowship
Bible Study at Believers Fel.
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixtl-
Ave., Wednesday evenings frorr
7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nich Hopkins
presents informative and in depth
Bible studies in a casual anc
friendly atmosphere. Everyone is
invited to attend. Coffee and des
serts are served.
Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression
anxiety or other mental illness? The
Christian Mental Health Support
group meets on the second and
fourth Thursday of the month al
6 p.m. on Martin County Grade. Cal
772-597-0463 for information. Fami
ily members are welcome.

Church service
hours changed
s The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sundy School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship service
on Sunday at 10 a.m., and Sunday
School at 9 a.m.
Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dents in grades first through sixth
and in grades seventh through
12th. Programs are from 6:30-8
s p.m. Wednesday nights. The
church van will pick children up
1 and take them home. For more -
information, call 863-801-4307.
Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
, other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
t every other Monday starting at
t 6:30 a.m. For information or if
A you need transportation to and
- from these activities, call 863-467-
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Stock Market Challenge
Arnie Quesada (center) was just one of the students in the
Okeechobee High School team who placed first in state
in the Stock Market Challenge in Mr. Ward's (right) class.
Other students not pictured were Jacob Smith and Jonas
Whidden. Each were awarded a certificate by Dr. Patricia,
Cooper (left) for their achievement.

Student scores big!
Kelsi Brown (left) from Yearling Middle School was award-
ed a certificate for scoring a level 6 on the FCAT Writing
test by Dr. Patricia Cooper for her outstanding achieve-

.Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Outstanding Achievement
Dalton Pickering, from South Elementary School was
awarded a certificate for scoring a level 6 on the FCAT
Writing test by Dr. Patricia Cooper for his outstanding

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* 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 11 "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-
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:30 and
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A/C 12,000 BTU, with heat,
$250. (239)645-9596
A/C 3 ton, package unit, with
heat, $300. (863)675-8937
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1150
or best offer. (863)763-3932

ART PIECE Metal w/ an In-
dian in front & a Buffalo in the
back. Dated 1842. Good cond.
$200 neg. 863-763-2965
BED & DRESSER- Antique
Victorian Walnut, Circa
1880's, $1200 or will sell
separate (863)447-0230
WALL MIRROR antique,
29"x36", 3 sz. gold leaf de-
sign, $65. (863)674-0482

APPLIANCES (White) Refrig-
erator, Stove, Microwave,
Washer & Dryer. $500 for
all, will sep. (863)517-0244
New.3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $47
works good, 14'x8", $35.
GAS STOVE, apt size. $150
LaBelle (863) 673-8944
GE Gas stove, like new, center
burner on top for eggs or
bacon, asking $200
MICROWAVE Stainless Steel,
Large, turn table, inside light
Like new $75 or best offer
(863)763-2763 leave msg


w/cutting board top and
sanitize wash, very good
cond $135 (863)763-1997
top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $200 (954)675-4814
REFRIGERATOR- white, 18.5
cu ft, ice maker, good condi-
tion, $185 (863)763-1997
STOVE Gas, apt size, $85.
Call 863-674-1355
STOVE Magic Chef, white,
fair condition, w/raised metal
flat top burners, digital read
out. $70 (863)634-4137
WASHER & DRYER Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $299 for both
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)763-3932
WASHER Roper. $75

MOUNTAIN BIKE mens, 27",
$40. (863)634-8880

SHED 10x12x7 w/double
floor. Newly painted. $200
863)677-1742 or

ROOF PANS Used, alumi-
num, 31 pans 9.5' x 1', 22
pans 12.5' x 1'. $250 firm
frame & screen, good condi-
tion. $75 (863)228-0467
WINDOW 4 x 4, tinted, slid-
ing glass window, brand
new, never used. $45 or best
WOODENPOLE 14', $5. Call

$20 (863)675-7306 /
Bouncer w/ activity bar, Jum-
peroo, Stroller travel system,
all items like new $200 will
separate (863)634-2720
CAR SEAT& Stroller Evenflo,
Matching. Asking $60
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Swing, Bouncer,
Stroller. Like new. $200 for
all, will sep. (863)763-7609
Mobile & Changing Pad. $40
TODDLER BED Little Tykes,
Blue, Race Car w/ Mattress.
$100 (863)467-5299

DELL XP Pro computer sys-
tem, $75. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Apple, Power BooK
G4 wv/WiFi. $450 or trade on
Pistol (772)461-8822 Ft.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$40 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681
Xerox 5018 Copier- needs ink
and toner or can be used for
parts, prints 3 sizes, sits on
cabinet $50 (863)763-7609

5 piece dinette set, by Ashley,
oak wood, iron base, Paid
$1400 will sell for $300
BED Queen size, dresser,
mirror, 2 night stands, good
condition. $275
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250

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Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553

Chest, dresser, canopy bed set
up with frame, no mattress
or box spring, good cond.
$300 neg. (863)763-6296
older, Drexler, wood table, 6
upholstered chairs, med oak
color. $125 (863)675-1134
DR SET marble top, 2 leafs,
6 chairs, intricate wood,
earthy brownish tone, $1400
neg. (239)462-8121
DRESSER White, 6 drawer
w/mirror, good condition.
$35 (863)634-4137
backup, micro suede, beige,
like brand new,$400
FAN SET has baseball
theme, also 2 tables includ-
ed, $35 (863)612-0647
Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
FUTON oak, great condition,
w/extra thick mattress, $100
or best offer. (863)673-3076
LaBelle area
HUTCH Old Early American,
72" H x 45" W, top shelf 11"
D, bottom 211/2" D, 4 drs.
$899 neg (239)657-4569
Microfiber, 2 pc. sofa & love
seat. Excellent condition.
$350 (863)517-0244
LR SUITE microfiber, brown,
excellent condition, $400 ne-
gotiable (863)517-0244
MATTRESS Box spring &
frame, full size, like new.

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

condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
center and 6 chairs $600
LaBelle (863) 612-9899
Sectional couch, end tables,
coffee table, 2 night stands,
solid wood $1000 neg., will
separate (863)532-1327
Sierra Nevada Pine solid din-
ing table, 6 chairs, rod iron
accents and upholstery on
chairs $450(863)763-3055
SOFA Olive color, good con-
dition. $45 (863)214-3850
What-not-shelf, all glass
trimmed in Oak wood, top
and bottom lights, $100
chair, 2 end tables & coffee
table, excellent condition.
$400 (863)467-4871

ACP (2) $240 will sell separ-
ately. (863)674-0613
Never fired, excellent condi-
tion $1750.00 LaBelle
chester, Remington, Moss-
berg, 3 single shot, 1650/will
sep. 863-532-9881
MAGTECH 22 Long Rifle -
$165. (863)674-0613

AB LOUNGE By Tony Little,
with workout DVD, brand
new, as seen on HSN. $100
upright, wind resistant, rarely
used. $110 (863)675-3451
TOTAL GYM 3000 like new
condition, $500.

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TREADMILL Electric. Brand
new condition. Pd. $3000,
Asking $600 or best offer.
new, never used. Includes
weights. $200

White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
Turn your Gold & Silver into
Money!! Wolfgang Jewelers,
1416 S Parrott Ave., (next to
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by Widex, digital, re pro-
grammable. $1000 or trade
on pistols (772)461-8822
HOSPITAL BED goes up &
down on both sides of bed,
$100. (863)612-0647

for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
iment assistance. CALL Avia-
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Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
BOAT radio controlled, En-
forcer, gator model, 48"
long, 31cc chain saw eng.,
$225. (561)573-3499
Bodybuilding Mass System
by Nx care, anavol, aminovol
& t3,increase size & strength
$50 Call 863-634-4202
Bully Dog Downloader for
03-04 Dodge Cummins
Truck, like new, $200
Fat Burner Methyl Ripped,
rapid fat loss! strongest fat
burner. 1 month supply. $35
Call 863-634-4202
FENCE POSTS treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
bile home, 4 high'. Free deliv-
ery $200. 863-675-4822
FORKLIFT 1952 Clark, runs,
needs hydraulic work. $1500
or best offer (863)675-3741
Craftsman, 1/2 hp, screw-
drive, new, in original box.
$150 (863)675-3451
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Miller Econotig, a/c-d/c,
w/argon tank, flow meter, on
whls. $1800 (863)697-9704

Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
DRUM SET 5 pc, Rhythm
Art, w/2 cymbals, complete
w/sticks & seat. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-0136

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12 weeks old, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, to good homes only.
10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE
(863)634-9945 OR
DWARF RABBIT Netherland,
blue eyed, white. $20
FISH TANK 55 gallon with
lots of fish, too many to list,
call for details. $150

HOT TUB Duet by Vita Spa, 2
person, self contained, grey
granite finish w/10 jets, exc
cond. $500 (863)763-7875

COLOR TV 32". $30
Television- 57" Sony rear pro-
jection, Good condition w/re-
mote, Silver, Reduced $500
(863)763-2763 leave msg
TV, SONY 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139

GENERATOR 5000 watt,
Generac, 11 hp, runs good,
$250 (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Briggs & Strat-
ton, 5250 continuous watt-
age cap, 7350 max surge
watts. $300 (239)826-8469
cumseh, electric start, 10
hp, 5000 watt. $500 or best
offer (863)801-3459
GENERATOR Diesel, 5 kw,
120/240. $2500.
GENERATOR Honda, 11hp,
6000 watt. $500 or best of-
fer (863)801-3459
GENERATOR Never used.
5650 watts. 11 hp. $500



SHOPSMITH Very good con-
dition, selling as is. $400 or
best offer (863)763-8224

Playstation 2 console- 2 con-
trollers, 1 game, like new,
$100 (863)447-0646


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Sale 1010

Agriculture i

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

HORSE TRAILER 2002, 20 ft,
4 horse slant. LaBelle
(863) 673-8944
ROUND RING 9 panel. $400
SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
SADDLE Bob Marshall endu-
rance saddle, very good con-
dition. $800 (863)697-1330
SADDLE Western youth size,
all leather Bighorn saddle,
like new cond, perfect for
trail. $235 (863)763-2692

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

$1800. (239)357-5111 or
Murray Riding Lawn Mower
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, good cond.
$500 neg. (863)261-2177
after 6pm or (561)308-5338
cut, needs some belt work,
$200. Call 863-946-3622.
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
(863)517-2077 (LaBelle)
$300 (305)299-1203
ROTOTILLER older Troybilt,
1 owner, 6hp, runs good,
$250 (863)467-7415

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Also Selling: Tools, Nursety Equipment & Stock, Household Items
Locati o 3 N --. -

* Home built 2003 by Wausau homes
* Property dimensions: 3115' x 660'
* Pond with viewing dock
* Extensive mature landscaping
* Hundreds of oaks and queen palms
* Extensive irrigation system
* Quiet country living
* Easy access to FL Turnpike

Approximately 7,000 Sq. ft.
40 x 140 Metal building
Has 2nd story inside above office areas.
Approx. 1200 sq. ft. of office area-downstairs
Lots of warehouse area.
Approx. 1 acre of land -Zoned Industrial
3 phase electric- Room to expand
Lots of parking area. Close to town.
Asking $600,000. Price is negotiable.
99 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelle,FI. 33935
Call 863-675-0022 (8am to 5pm)
or 863-673-0889 (After 5pm)

E. i
"l'l" C Drum

* '86 Chevy S-10
* Tools: air compressor elec. angle
grinder *elec. impact driver
* Nursery Equipment: mowers *carts
sprayers *drip irrigation hose
* Nursery Stock: 100's of potted
trees & plants
* Household Items: LCD TV* .22 cal
Ruger furniture

TERMS: Everything sells REGARDLESS OF PRICE! Cash to Bid *
10% Buyer's Premium d Broker Participation Available Call to Qualify!
OWNER: William Reynolds

Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc. 1
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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/lba
duplex (863)634-9850
Always Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo! Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
Move In Speciall
/~2 off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
blk. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
Nice New CBS
1/1, $750 & 2/1, $850
1st, last,sec. & util.,

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

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classified.

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

4bd 2.5ba Home only
$325/mo! 2bd 1ba only
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%APR For Listings & info
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. $1000/mo,
1st & Sec. (863)634-6210
or (561)662-2298 Kirk
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
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. $1300 mo.
1st& sec. (863)885-1347
N.W. section- 2br/2ba, un-
furnished, cats only, $900
month + $900 security
(863)763-6975 leave msg
OKEE. 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
OKEECHOBEE 4/2, rentals
available, tile throughout,
$1295/mo & $1095/mo, No
pets 561-248-3888 or
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$850 mo. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, tile
throughout, good neighbor-
hood SW sec. $1200/mo.
Okeechobee Eslates 3/1,
$850 mo. + $200 sec. dep,
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, 1ba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
RANCH SETTiNG 3/11/ and
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


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Make it an island resort va-
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Suites & Gulffront Parlors
$135. Limited time offer de-
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RV sites from $199/wk and
rental units from $750/wk on
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Florida Keys. Call Sunshine
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Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Opep House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Want 10% ROI?
5 Condo's with good leases.
$235k cash. 772-905-3618

Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%apr! For List-
ings/Info (800)815-4392.
1000+ Homes Must Be
Sold! Free Catalog
(800)616-6716 USHo-
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
$190,000 (863)634-1869

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

$180 PER MONTH. 1 AC
Homesite WAS $69,900
NOW $39,900. 10% down,
three yr fixed interest at
6.59%. Private Gated Com-
munity, Playground, Lakes.
20 mins. downtown, EZ drive
to beaches, near airport.
(877)439-5263. FL&R.

Absolute Auction Sat. June 28
@ 10:00am. Home +
66+/- Acres Lumpkin
(Stewart Co.) GA. Target
Auction (800)476-3939 GA
AU #003069 Albert Burney
Coastal Georgia- Gated Golf/
Waterfront Community locat-
ed between Savannah and
St. Simons Island. Fitness
Center, nature trails, tennis,
boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC-
ING starting at $65k.
Colorado Ranch Foreclosures
100 Acres just $59,900 Oth-
er ranches available Year-
round roads, access to
utilities. Excellent Financing
Available. (866)696-5263
X.4289 Www.FLIoves-
LAKEFRONT! 3.5 acres
$49,900. Nicely wooded,
gentle slope to water, Excel-
lent fishing. Perfect for retire-
ment/ weekend getaway.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Must see. Call
(888)792-5253, x1892.


Airboat 300 Ford 6 cylinder,
runs, with trailer, $600
(863)697-3246 anytime


How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
$24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
GA/SC Border. Excellent fi-
nancing available. Call To-
day! (877)426-2326 x 4352
JUST $39,900 Lake Gunters-
ville, Scottsboro AL. Marina,
gated entrance, u/g utilities.
Buy now, build later! Excel-
lent financing available!
(877)917-5253 x 4270
TO BUY! Views- Streams -
Homes Cabins Acreage
Call for FREE Brochure.
(800)642-5333 REALTY OF
MURPHY www.realtyofmur-
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
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Poor Credit Prison keeping
you from buying a home?
Legal Credit Repair
assisting people with Credit
Restoration since 1990.
More Information

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Pre-Grand Opening Lakefront
Sale! 7 Acres- $49,900.
6/21/08 Only. New to mar-
ket! Spectacular, level 7 acre
hardwood setting- deep wa-
terfront! Prime, AL location,
minutes from Interstate! Gat-
ed community, paved roads,
county water, utilities, more.
Lowest financing in years!
Call now (800)564-5092, x
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.

Mobile Homes

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

STEPS Fiberglass, for trailer,
with handrail, $75.

Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments
RV's & LOTS (3) rent for
$395/mo. in Okeechobee
Call Warren (954)602-5933
ba, tile, remodeled, partly
furnished, pets okay.
$800/mo + 1st, last& sec.

Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing
Mobile Home liquidation sale.
All inventory must go. Low
down payment, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
inci setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
acres, corner lot, 3br, 2ba, 4
yrs old, (954)722-8609
REPO Zone I 2002 OW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c inci
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
(863) 675-8888
TRAILER 2 br, 1 ba in Okee-
chobee. $5000


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

- 48" for

per Glide, 1450cc, 100th An-
niversary Edition, 5000
miles, like new. $8,900 or
best offer (863)946-6639
HOND 1977 Gold Wing, low
miles, great cond. Asking
$3000 or best offer.
SEAT Harley Sportster '04-
'06, leather, used only two
months, new condition. $60
SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 frame
sliders, flush mt turn signals.
New tires. 12K mIs. $4000
(863)674-0898 or
of upgrades. $3500

GO CART 2 seat Carter, 9 hp.
$200 (305)299-1203 Labelle
ATV, needs battery, Best of-
fer over $700.
(305)299-1203 LaBelle area
49 cc's. 800 mis. Approx.
85mpg. $1000
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1500 neg.
'00 2 stroke racer Needs
engine only. $325
QUAD RUNNER Very nice,
300 Prairie Kawasaki ATV,
auto, green, runs great.
$1500 neg (419)606-2609
Kodiak 450, 4x4 w/diff lock,
only 300 mi, like new, $3500
or best offer (863)673-2529
$200 (863)677-1742 or

I Pul ic Nt i

ALUMINUM BOAT 18ft, trail-
er, 55hp engine, everything
runs, works good. $2000
9' long, $100.
BASS BOAT Nautique, 1
owner, loaded, orig. title,
mint cond., $5,000.
GHEENOE 2001, 13' 9"
Excellent condition, with 2
seats. $350. LaBelle
Evinrude & trailer, $900 or
trade for Ganoe
JON BOAT 12' aluminum
with trolling motor. $250
JON BOAT 13 ft, fiberglass,
excellent fisher, aluminum
trailer, 35 hp Johnson.
$1250 (863)801-3459
JON BOAT 13FT, fiberglass,
3ft new paint, with title, $200
KAYAK Eddlyline Wind Danc-
er 17', w/rudder. Good con-
dition, New over $2500 sell
for $400 (863)467-0085
POLY BOAT '02 9' 4" Minn
Kota bass hound, w/30 Ib
troll motor, live well, 2 seats.
$450 neg (863)697-0136

top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2200.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston.
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
sleeps 6, new AC, good
cond, $1600 or best offer
RV 35'w/2 Pull Outs, 10x30
attached screen room, new
carpet, new a/c, $4900 or
best offer. (954)224-4267

Fits a full size Chevy, 8 ft bed
Alum. louver. Asking $250

SEADOO GTI '96 3 seater,
$2000 or best offer
863)634-0830 or

BIMINI TOP For boat, 3 bow,
80 1/2" wide, green. $100
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $300
HEADERS for airboat, $100.
Evinrude. $350 or best offer

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015,
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
black; automatic, fully loaded,
A MUST SEE !!!!! $4,250 Call
for details (863)467-0504
2005 Chevrolet 2500- 4X4
with utility bed and pipe rack,
white, $16,500 Call for
details (863)467-3613
BUICK LESABRE '96 asking
$3000 (239)324-3313
car,2 seater, black, new
tires, brakes & struts, needs
TLC $950 (863)763-7931
all power, cold AC, new paint,
runs' great, $2500
well. $600 (863)612-0992
cyl, auto, $2500
CHRYSLER LHS, '99 runs &
looks great, needs a/c work,
leather int., sunroof, pw, pl,
$2500 neg. (863)634-2957
Chrysler LHS, 99', loaded,
leather, cold a/c, white,
brand new tires, new alterna-
tor $5500 (863)467-4823 or
starts but need work to
stay running, needs paint,
$800 neg (863)234-1235
'00 Exc cond, 2 wd gas
saver, 124k mi, first $4200
takes it (732)794-8255
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$3000 (772)475-3191
LINC TOWN CAR '95 Signa-
ture series, Top condition
with 108 K. $4000
Good shape, good tires,
$2,500/best offer. Call
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1000
1.8 engine, 5 speed, a/c.
$2000 (863)763-1079
105k mi, white, 18 rims.
$3400 or best offer
MUSTANG GT '88 5.0ho.,
head work done, flomaster
exhaust, cold a/c, ps, pb.
$3500 (863)675-1433 Iv mg

FORD F150 1994 4x4, Ext.
Cab, Small V8: Good condi-
tion. $3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1816 after 5pm.
3" lift, rebuilt motor, big tires,
2 seater, no carpet, exc buy.
$2200 (863)233-9631

EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $700 or best offer.

CAMPER TOP White, fiber-
glass, fits '01-'03 F150 Su-
percrew pick up 5.8 bed, exc
cond. $500 (863)357-4698
CHEVY PICK UP '94 Parting
out truck, motor 5.7L $975

FRONT GRILL for 07 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
$400 (239)986-0296
MAG RIMS for Chevy,
chrome, 15", $150 or best
offer. (863)763-1358
MOTOR for '78 Jeep 250,
new carb, $200 or best offer.
NERF BARS Westin, black,
fits 04-08 Toyota Tacoma
dbl cab. $200
MER Hypertech, fits '07 &
up Jeep & Dodge, new in
box. $425 (863)467-4388
RIMS 17" Moma, Labelle
area. $200 (239)210-1475
SNUG LID for Ford flare-
sides, with all hardware, fi-
berglass, $400.

TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
fits 99-up Ford Superduty
F250/350 PU, shortbed,
$450 neg (863)227-1698
hard, brand new, fits '05 &
up Toyota Tacoma 6 ft bed.
$500 neg (863)697-0328
TOOL BOX for full size truck
bed, $100 or best offer.
TRUCK BED 12' utility bed,
Reading, $1,500 or best of-
fer. Call 863-673-5891
TRUCK TIRES 7-10:00-20
and 2-12:00-20, all mount-
ed, 90% rubber. $900 will
sell sep (239)657-4569

CHEV 3500 PU '92 2 wheel
drive, 110K, asking $2500 or
best offer (863)673-5891
DODGE 1500 P/U '99 5.9
motor, 2 wd, auto, 129k mi,
needs a/c work, chrome tool
box. $3500 (863)801-5801
FORD 150 PU '93 crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2150 (863)763-6216,
FORD F150 '01 V6, Ext cab,
stick, great cond., 79K, good
AC, all power, $5000
(239)289-7637 Must Sell!!
Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1500 firm (863)467-9465
FORD F150 '89 4wd, 180K,
new oil pump, ball joints, tie
rods, clutch. 6 cyl, 5 spd,
$3500 (954)242-2180
FORD F150 flareside 1994.
Auto, ps,pl, bedliner, Mark 3.
Must sell. $3,495 LaBelle
(863) 675-4822
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $2000
firm (863)763-3451
FORD PU '75 464 motor,
asking $1000
FORD PU '87 250, air works
great, asking $1500
FORD RANGER PU '88 4 cyl,
5 speed, 4x4, good shape,
$1000 (863)763-9064

CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
runs good, 5 new tires, bat-
tery, sunroof & much more.
$2000 neg (863)467-8184
'99 w/sunroof, leather int.,
new tires & ice cold a/c,
$3500 neg. (863)697-8319

Flat bed, 24' w/ 19' deck, 5'
beaver tail, new radial tires,
electric over hydraulic brakes
$4800 neg. (863)763-8014
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER 12' x 7' 6" with atv
spreader, 4 x 8 chain har-
row, 4' culti/packer/disc.
$2500 (772)530-6448
axle, solid steel, $750

cylinder. $500
CHEVY VAN '86 white, short,
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans.
good tires, good work van,
900 (863)253-1777
DODGE, 1989 Good cond.
$1,000. Call 239-657-4882
DODGE RAM 150 '90 Panel
Van, red, runs good, cold
a/c. $2000 (863)467-2104
or (561)762-3309
'01 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200 Call

SP R.V., Boat Storage
R' & Consignment
4 etonal De epot i 1 1m
43 Hwy441 S Okeechobee

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Regular Ses-
sion on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 9:00 a m in the Countly Commission Cham-
bers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Budget Work-
shop Monday, June.23, 2008 following the Regular Session in the County Com-
mission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based,
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Sham or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TOD 1 -800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
Cif Belts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
278844ON 6/18/08

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lHouses- Sale 1025!

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1 2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon

To build on the pillar of fairness, the arts activity at the Character Counts Summer Camp on '
June 17 was walking in another's shoes. Julian Silvas was on of the children that took part. d ',
in the activity.

l ICar & Truck Accessories *Lift kits 'Leveling Kits Train horns 'Cold Air Intakes
Cam p stresses 'character' Custom Bumpers Custom Exhaust Custom Wheels and Tires
........ .... .. .. ..Custom Welding Fabrication Grill Guards Brush Guards

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Character counts.
That is the basis for the Char-
acter Counts Summer Camp that
is currently taking place at New
The camp, which is in its sec-
ond week, focuses on building
six pillars of character in children:
trustworthiness, respect, respon-
sibility, fairness, caring and citi-
"If we can reinforce these (pil-
lars) for them, then we have done
our job," Jill Rogers, program di-
rector, said.
Each day the children in the
camp have different sports ac-
tivities like baseball, dodgeball or
volleyball and art activities.
"Each day is different activi-
ties that reinforce the same pillars
each week."
The children group up into

four teams, selecting one of the
pillars to name themselves after.
These teams play against each
other in sports and each write a
skit about their pillar to show to
the other children.
"Everyone has a niche; a differ-
ent place where their talents are
best shown," Ms. Rogers said.
Since the camp meets five
days a week and has six pillars,
two of the pillars may be com-
bined rather than just focusing on'
one a day.
"When we interact with the
kids, we make sure that we show
those pillars as well," Ms. Rogers
said. "The kids use the language
as well."
During activities, as well as at
other points throughout the day,
the children will comment on oth-
ers showing the different pillars.
The children are divided into
two classes based on their age, six
through nine and nine to twelve.

The children are encouraged
to go home and discuss what they
have covered with their parents.
"One night they were asked
to think of ways that they could
show citizenship and came back
the next day with suggestions like
voting and community service",
Ms. Rogers said.
"The kids go home and talk
about this with their parents," Ms.
Rogers said. "This gives them the
opportunity that might not have
had without this camp."
This camp is provided by
Communities in Schools Police
Athletic League (CIS-PAL), with a
grant from the Children's Services
Space is still available for the
second session of the camp,
which starts on June 30. Anyone
interested should call 863-464-
5863 or 863-634-0870 to register.


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O.G. & C.C. Weekly Results

Results PI.G.S. League
KOA June 9: First place-Sunni
Adams. Second place-Bill Kinney.
Last place-Clyde Price. Closest
to the pin-1-Randy Ketcherside,
1-Sunni Adams, 1-Geno Decerio

and 1-Frank Noble.
KOA June 11: First place-Sunni
Adams. Second place-Bill Kinney.
Last place-Clyde Price. Closest to
the pin-2-Ida Curtis, 1-Billy Crum,
I-Bill Kinney, 1-Randy Ketcher-

side and I-John Nicholson.
June 13: First place-Randy
Ketcherside, Second place-Russ
Adams, Last place-Sunni Adams.
Closest to pin-(2) Harry White,
(8) Terry Mastalar, (11) Tommy
Jewels and (17) Billy Crum.

UKeechnoee News/Chauna Aguilar
Softball champs
The Okeechobee High School Softball Team was honored for their second district cham-
pionship in a row by the Okeechobee County School Board. Players are as follows: Mary
Huff, Elia Suarez, Jordyn Nealis, Megan Clements, Emily McCullough, Katarina Suarez,
Frances Bosworth, Courtney Wilson, Naomi Stevens, Taylor Douglas, Ashtyn Brown, Cindy
Wine, Leanna Cotton, (not pictured) Lauren Throop, Jordan Marcum and Heather Fipps.
Coaches are Kim Hargraves and Heather Stillians.

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