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Creation Date: July 2, 2008
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Vol. 99 No. 184


Chamber of
Commerce accepting
The Chamber of Commerce
is now accepting applications
for the Labor Day Festival. Call
863-763-6464 or stop by the of-
fice to reserve a spot in the La-
bor Day Festival held in Flagler
Park. Spaces are limited! The
dates this year for the festival
are Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1, rain
or shine. Come join the fun.

available for
summer camps
Attention parents! Financial
assistance for summer camps
is available.
The Early Learning Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee County has
funding available for qualifying
families for summer camp for
children ages 4-12 years old.
Don't let your child miss out
on a fun-filled summer experi-
ence. For more information,
call 1-877-220-1223 ext 260.

Just Horsing
Around Camp
UF/IFAS Okeechobee Coun-
ty 4-H program, along with the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
and the Okeechobee 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
camp for July 7-11, will expose
campers to various equine dis-
ciplines. The third week, July
14-18, will offer campers insight
into the rodeo worldfocusing
on pole bending, barrel racing,
goat tying, roping and other
"non-roughstock" events. For
more information and to regis-
ter 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: 401
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.65 feet
Last Year: 8.86 feet
Pogey'- Family Restarurnt
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Classifieds.......................... 10,11
Comics .... ............................. 9
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 9
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion.......... ..................... . 4
Speak Out ....................... 4
Sports........ ............................ x
TV .............................................. 4
W eather..................................... 2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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PO BOX 117007

County officers unopposed

Clerk of Courts, Tax
Collector have
careers of service

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In the upcoming election, two
constitutional officers who have
spent almost, if not all, of their
careers in government service
will be running unopposed.
Sharon Robertson has been
clerk of the circuit court since

1995. From 1984 until her first
election in 1995, she worked for
the clerk's office. During her first
campaign for office, she had an
opponent. Since that time, she
has run unopposed each elec-
"I love my job," was the reply
when asked why she was run-
ning for re-election. "I couldn't
imagine doing anything else."
Mrs. Robertson has a long list
of things she would like to ac-
complish, such as completion
of a records storage warehouse,
getting the county commission

meetings televised, transferring
old paper records to computers,
and having the courts televised.
She also mentioned the chal-
lenge of budget cuts.
Tax collector Celeste Smith
Watford is ending up her second
term. For 19 years prior to her
.first election, she worked for the
tax collector's office.
"This is what I do," Mrs. Wat-
ford said. She said it has been
an honor and a pleasure to
serve the people of Okeechobee
County. The tax collector added
that she was humbled and hon-

On the beach: Campers work on ocean skills

Submitted photo/OCSO Marine Unit
The Okeechobee Sheriff's Office Marine Unit's Summer Youth Camp recently complet-
ed their second week. As part of the camp, staff cadets and,the kids took a trip to the
beach area adjacent to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museurn in Fort Pierce. The kids
had a chance to roll in the sand and become mini-SEAL "Sugar Cookies." The exercise
helps them prepare for their ocean training.

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The "graduates" of Water Safety Orientation Camp #2 with Sheriff Paul May and the
OIC of the Sheriff's Marine Unit, Detective Lieutenant M.W. Muros include (front row)
Nathaniel Evans, Ryan Neilson, Aladin Sherwood, Melanie Watson, Nicholas Wiggins,
Trenton Gainer, (back row) Staff Cadet Daniel Rocky, Marcus Rucks, Samantha Bo-
browski, J.T.Van Deman, John Lashley, Marcus Rucks, Staff Cadet David Rocky, Jr.,
Michael Muros.

ored by being able to serve for
two terms.
Since both candidates are
running unopposed, their names
will not appear on the ballot.
Registration closes for the pri-
mary election on July 28. Early
voting in the primary election
will be held Aug. 11 to Aug. 23
and the primary election will be
held on Aug. 26.
Registration for the general
election closes on Oct. 6. Early
vote for the general election will
be from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1 and the
general election will be held on

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two firefighters and a Sher-
iff's Deputy suffered minor in-
juries on June 28 after an early
morning fire at 6150 N.E. 136th
Street , Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue reported.
A fire report from Paramed-
ic Donny Arnold stated that
nine fire units and 15 firemen

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
June 30 marked the final day
of the Rotary Club's year.
With the ringing in of the
new year on July 1, the club
changed to new officers.
"The mission of Rotary In-
ternational," new club presi-
dent Maureen Budjinski said.

Nov. 4.
If you are 18 years old, a U.
S. citizen and a legal resident of
Florida and Okeechobee County
you may register to vote. There
are two ways to register, either
by going online to www.voteo-
keechobee.com or coming in
person to the supervisor of elec-
tions' office at 307 N.W Second
An absentee ballot can be
requested in person at the su-
pervisor of elections' office, 307
See Officers - Page 2

responded to a double wide
trailer, the residence of Jenni-
fer Cleary and Joey Hawkins,
just before 5 a.m. on Satur-
day. Firemen found the double
wide about 75 percent involved
in flame at the west end of the
Firemen immediately at-
tacked the residence and at first
See Fires - Page 2

"Is to provide service to others,
to promote high ethical stan-
dards and to advance world
understanding, good will and
peace through its fellowship
of business, professional and
community leaders."
The way that Rotarians go
about the mission is through
See Rotary - Page 2

Okeechobee bests Sebring

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee jumped out to a (6-0)
lead after one inning and withstood
a Sebring rally to defeat the visitors
from Highlands County, 18-8, late
Monday, as the District 8 Dixie Youth
baseball tournament continued in
The win propelled Okeechobee
13-year-old all stars into the final of
the tournament Tuesday afternoon.
Both teams have qualified for the
state tournament.
Head Coach L.A. Fipps said he
was very impressed with how his
team played despite a two hour delay
due to rain and lightning.
"In baseball the key is the big in-
ning, it can make or break you. To-
night it made us," he said. "I have
a team of kids with good attitudes.
They never get down, they just play
with them."
Okeechobee got early momentum
in the game thanks to an excellent
defensive play. Sebring had runners
on first and third with one out in the
top of the first. Cody Cook hit what

appeared to be a certain sacrifice fly
to center field. However Okeecho-
bee's D.J Washington made a nice
grab and threw a strike to home
plate which nailed Josh Gomez for
the third out.-
Okeechobee hitters then put to-
gether a string of impressive at bats.
Murray opened the inning with a
double over the right fielder's head.
He scored on a double by Jack Rade-
baugh. Tyler Barber walked, and after
a 20 minute lightning delay, Alex Es-
tremara drew a walk. David Coleman
and Jacob Domer followed with RBI
singles and two more runs scored on
an error and fielders choice.
Okeechobee added two more
runs in the third with and RBI single
from Richard Donegan and an RBI
double by Radebaugh.
Radebaugh also tossed three shut-
out innings before he ran into trouble
in the fourth. Sebring rallied to score
seven runs and throw a scare into the
Okeechobee crowd.
Key hits during the rally included
an RBI singles by Alfredo Negrin, and
Josh Gomez, and a three run homer-
un by Mark Greenhauer. Errors, walks

and a batter hit by a pitch proved to
be Radebaugh's undoing. Reliever Es-
tremara made one bad pitch, serving
up the three run homerun, but then
settled in, giving his team a chance to
Coach Fipps said Estremara was a
key part in the win as he responded
to adversity, "He has a good attitude,
and good parents. I told him to stay
cool, and he just shut them down."
Okeechobee scored two runs in
the fifth on a clutch hit by Murray. He
had been injured earlier in the game
when he was struck by a bat behind
the plate. He re-entered the game
and ended up with two big hits in the
late innings.
"I just went up there and tried my
best. I did what I could for the team.
We all work hard and play well to-
gether," he said.
Gomez's RBI hit in the sixth pulled
Sebring to within 10-8, but that was
as close as they would get.
Okeechobee scored eight times
in the bottom of the inning. They
sent 10 men to the plate against two
See Sebring - Page 2

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the Okeechobee 13 year old all stars on Tues-
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IRS can seek info from Swiss bank

By Curt Anderson
AP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge
agreed Tuesday to allow the IRS
to serve legal papers on Swiss
banking giant UBS AG in an ex-
panding investigation into U.S.
taxpayers who may have used
overseas accounts to hide assets
and avoid taxes.
The order from U.S. District
Judge Joan Lenard came one
day after the Justice Department
requested authority for the IRS
to issue "John Doe" summons to
UBS. The summons are used in
IRS tax fraud investigations when
the identity of the people involved

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there was a fear that the family
was still inside. Deputy Kinchen
suffered smoke inhalation when
he attempted a rescue inside the
home. Firefighters Christopher
Weeks suffered a sprain fighting

Continued From Page 1

N.W Second St, by e-mail at elec-
tions@voteekeechobee.com, by
fax at 863-763-0152 or by tele-
phone, 863-763-4014.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

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the avenues of service, which are
club service, vocational service,
community service and interna-
tional service.
The four-way test is also im-
portant to the actions of a Rotar-
It asks: are the things that the
Rotarian says, thinks and does the
truth; fair to all concerned; will it
build goodwill and better friend-
ships; and, is it beneficial to all
During the "Rotary Minute,"
Mike Cosopoulous stated that the
Okeechobee chapter of the club
started in 1944 with 19 charter
Part of the changing of leader-
ship, Terry Burroughs, the former
club president, took the opportu-
nity to recognize Kristy Crawford
and Jeanette Miller, who served
as treasurer and secretary under
him, respectively, and continue to

isn't known.
Lenard said in a two-paragraph
order that based on the govern-
ment court filings, "there is a rea-
sonable basis for believing such
a group or class of persons may
fail or may have failed to comply"
with U.S. tax laws.
The summons will allow the
IRS to obtain information about
American taxpayers who have
UBS accounts but did not file re-
quired forms detailing their tax-
able income.
"The order clears the way for
the IRS to take the next steps
against wealthy individuals who
don't pay their taxes," said IRS
Commissioner Doug Shulman in

the blaze. Jacob Stevens suffered
a minor laceration as well.
Firemen learned that lightning
had struck the home the night
before and had knocked out the
television and computers. The
family decided to stay at a rela-
tive's home that night, Mr. Arnold
The fire is under investigation
by the State Fire Marshal. The
estimate of damage was set at
$225,000, which includes about
$50,000 worth of the family's be-
Firemen were on the scene for
close to five hours. Okeechobee
City Fire provided mutual aid in
this blaze.
County Firemen also respond-
ed to a fire June 27 just after 9
p.m. at 3708 N.E. 23rd Avenue ,
and found a home fully involved.
The fire report stated that
close to $210,000 worth of prop-

do so under Ms. Budjinski.
Mr. Cosopoulous will serve as
"I challenge everyone in this
organization to realize their full
Rotary potential," Ms. Budjinski
said. "I know that each and ev-
ery one of you is a Rotarian be-
cause you are already involved in
the community, I now challenge
you to bring your three T's to the
Okeechobee Rotary Club."
The three T's are time, talent
and treasure.
"I hope that I can be half the
president that he was last year,"
Ms. Budjinski said of Mr. Bur-
In addition, she shared a few
more of her hopes for the next
"I hope that we bring the lead-
ership of everyone here," she said.
"I hope that we grow in members
and attendance."
The Rotarian motto for this
year is "make dreams real" and
Ms. Budjinski called the Ro-
tary Club members her "dream

uKeecnooee News/vicoria cannon
Former Rotary president Terry Burroughs presents Kristy
Crawford with a certificate and gift for her service as trea-
surer for the Okeechobee Rotary Club for the past year on
July 1.

Continued From Page 1

Sebring pitchers. Bubba Boston,
who entered the game in the bot-
tom of the first in relief of Green-
hauer after Okeechobee scored
four times, had to leave the game
in the sixth due to a 95 pitch limit.
Reliever Justin Acevedo failed to
get an out against five batters.
Key hits during the rally includ-
ed a double by Domer, a two run
single by Murray, a two run single
by Radebaugh, RBI doubles by
Tyler Barber and Estremara, and
an RBI single by David Coleman.
He scored the 18th run on a wild
pitch to end the game.
In other OCRA action, the
leagues 7-8 all stars have com-
peted for the past four days in the
State Tournament in Paxton. They
compete in the pitching machine
The boys defeated Hiland Park
11-2 on Saturday and after a rain
out on Sunday, defeated West
Seminole, 10-1 on Monday night.
Late Monday night the host team,
Paxton defeated Okeechobee,
Okeechobee was still alive in
the tournament as it is a double
elimination event.. The winner
moves on to the Dixie Youth
World Series in August.

a written statement. "People with
hidden foreign accounts can no
long rest easy."
UBS has said it is cooperating
with Swiss and U.S. investigations
and will disclose records involv-
ing U.S. clients who might have
broken tax laws.
U.S. taxpayers are required
to report all foreign financial ac-
counts if their total value exceeds
$10,000 at any point during a giv-
en year, prosecutors said. Failure
to report the accounts can result
in a penalty of up to 50 percent of
the amount in the accounts.
The Justice Department re-
quested the summons after for-
mer UBS private banker Bradley

erty damage was reported in this
blaze. There were no injuries re-
Two units and five firemen bat-
tled the blaze. They were on the
scene for close to three hours.
The report from Lt. Douglas
Werk said the fire appeared to
have started in the garage area. A
Ford F 150 pickup was also dam-
aged by the flames.
The occupants of the resi-
dence, Eyler Jimenez Rodriquez
and Kreys Reyes, were not in-
The State Fire Marshall will de-
termine the cause of the fire.
County Firemen also respond-
ed to the same residence on two
occasions last week for fires. Fire-
men responded to 1865 N.W.
50th Avenue on both June 22 and
June 24.
The first response involved two
units and five firemen and volun-

Birkenfeld, 43, pleaded guilty in
a Florida federal court to defraud-
ing the IRS. Birkenfeld, who is co-
operating with investigators, said
in court that UBS has about $20
billion in assets in undeclared ac-
counts for U.S. taxpayers.
Prosecutors said Birkenfeld
and others helped California bil-
lionaire Igor Olenicoff hide $200
million in assets overseas. Oleni-
coff, who controls a real estate
empire, pleaded guilty last year to
tax charges and agreed to pay the
IRS more than $52 million.

teers. Approximately $22,000 in
damage was done.
The Fire report from Daniel
Marsocci noted smoke and the
family dog alerted the family to

the fire. Some electric wires were

found burning on a desk area and
quickly extinguished.
The second fire involved close
to $60,000 in property losses.
The fire report from paramedic
David Harris said smoke was seen
coming out of all four sides of the
building when firemen arrived
just before 8 p.m. The fire was
found in the attic area.
There were no injuries report-
ed in either blaze.
The State Fire Marshal will in-
vestigate these incidents as well.

Okeechobee News/ictoria Hannon
The new officers for the Okeechobee Rotary Club were rec-
ognized at the July 1 meeting. The new officers are (left to
right), treasurer Kristy Crawford, president Maureen Bud-
jinski, secretary Jeannette Miller, and president elect Mike

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Former president Terry Burroughs presents Jeanette Miller
with a certificate and gift for her service as secretary for the
Okeechobee Rotary Club for the past year on July 1.

UKeecnoDee News/inarles Murpny
Catcher Dalton Murray tags out Josh Gomez at the plate in the top of the first during Mon-
day's game. Okeechobee went on to win, 18-8 over Sebring.

Utility bill to

increase due to

rising fuel cost

TALLHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Cus- ber. Progress Energy sought what
tomers of the state's two largest amounted to a $9 increase.
electric companies will see an in-
crease in their monthly utility bills PSC members expressed con-
as the result of the rising price of cern about the impact on con-
fuel. summers
Florida Power & Light and
Progress Energy on Tuesday went The PSC agreed to allow Prog-
before the state's Public Service ress to pass along half of the cost
Commission to seek a rate adjust-
of the increase this year with the
ment. The companies say they re
paying more for oil and coal to other half being assessed next
generate electricity. year.
FP&L asked for an increase of C a
about $16 a month on an average Commissioners are still dis-
bill from August through Decem- cussing FP&L's request.


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Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the
afternoon. Highs around 90. Northeast winds around 5 mph becom-
ing east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A chance of evening showers and thun-
derstorms. Lows around 70. East winds around 5 mph until around
midnight becoming light. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance
of rain 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Independence day: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Isolated evening showers and thun-
derstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.


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Driving the boat
As part of the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office Marine Unit summer camp, Melanie Watson
took a turn in the Helmsman chair aboard the US Coast Guard 41 foot rescue boat at the
Ft. Pierce Station. The Coast Guard Station provides a tour of the different rescue vessels
used by the station, and extensive training support to the Sheriff's Office Trident pro-
gram's cadets during the summer.

Boating safety
The kids in the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office Marine Unit summer camp program received
an extensive tour of the Coast Guard's Bluefin patrol ship. The Bluefin and the Comorant
are the two 80 foot patrol vessels based at the Fort Pierce station. Giving the tour is Fire-
man (FN) M.J.Lewis.,FN Lewis is assigned to the Bluefin.

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
* Lorrie Barber Rodriquez, 32,
N.E. 28 Ave., was arrested on June
30 by Deputy Susan Morrison on

the chargesof two counts forgery
and two counts uttering forged
check. She was released on her
own reconnaissance.
* Bruce Thomas Vandergrift,
38, N.W. 98 St., was arrested June
30 by Deputy Randall Parker on
the charge of habitually driving
with a suspended licence. His
bond is set at $2,500.
* Charles M. Newberry, 34,
S.E. Trenton Ave, Hobe Sound,
was arrested June 30 by Deputy
Harold Hancockon the charge of

driving under the influence with
three priors. His bond was set at
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.

Glades County Arrest Report

Glades County Arrest
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
,by the Glades County Sheriff's
* Joni B. Fry, 50, of Lebelle was
arrested on June 25 on a Glades
'County warrant. She remains in
* David Lee Harris was arrest-
ed June 26 on a Glades County.

warrant. He remains in custody
without bond.
* Carl James Hough of Moore
Haven was arrested on June 27
on the charge of battery - touch
or strike, He was released on a
surety bond of $2,500.
* Jesse James Hough of Palm-
dale was arrested on June 27 on
the charge of battery - touch or
strike. He was released on a sure-
ty bond of $2,500.
Roque Lopez-Domingue of
Moore Haven was arrested on

June 27 on the charge driving un-
der the influence. He was released
on a $5,000 surety bond.
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.

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Pilot error blamed for crashes

-- Pilot error was to blame for
three separate small plane crash-
es in the last two years that killed
a total of nine Florida residents,
federal officials said.
Five people died when their
twin-engine plane crashed into
the Atlantic about 25 miles east
of Fort Lauderdale in April 2007.
A Davie man, his wife and their
teenage daughter died in Decem-
ber 2006 when their twin-engine
plane crashed into trees and an
asphalt conveyor machine at a
construction site near an Atlanta-
area airport.
A pilot died and his co-pilot
was injured in June 2006 when
their plane- releasing sterilized
Mediterranean fruit flies skidded
off a runway, crashed into a home
in an upscale island neighbor-
hood and exploded.
In the 2007 crash, 35-year-old
Glen Quackenbush of Plantation
took off from Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport with four pas-
sengers. They were bound for
Andros Island, the Bahamas, for
a fishing trip when they encoun-
tered severe turbulence from a
line of nearby thunderstorms.
In a. "probable cause" state-
ment released Monday, the Na-
tional Transportation Safety Board
found Quackenbush should not
have attempted to fly into such
weather conditions. Officials said
thunderstorms contributed to the
Quackenbush had earned
his private pilot's license seven
months before the crash. He did
not have an instrument rating,
which is required to fly into poor
visibility conditions, investigators
A separate NTSB ruling for the
December 2006 crash found that
44-year-old Michael Mucha flew
too low while approaching the
Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe
Field in heavy fog. Mucha also
did not follow proper procedures
while attempting to make an in-
strument landing, officials said.
He cut his first approach short
and advised a controller that he
wanted to circle around before
trying again. During the next ap-

proach, the tower controller told
Mucha that his plane had drifted
off course. Shortly after Mucha
acknowledged that, the controller
spotted a bright orange glow. The
plane had crashed about 1,100
feet left of the runway, according
to the safety board.
Mucha had a commercial pi-
lot's license and had earned his
instrument rating eight months
before the accident, officials said.
The NTSB ruled that Steve
Huisman's poor decisions and a
mechanical malfunction led to his
plane crashing while making an

emergency landing in June 2006
at the Peter O. Knight Airport on
Davis Island.
He had been releasing steril-
ized fruit flies as part of a U.S.
Department of Agriculture plan to
limit the fly population.
According to an NTSB report,
the device that controlled the
pitch of the turboprop's propel-
lers failed to work properly. Huis-
man attempted to make an emer-
gency landing but was flying too
high and too fast and failed to line
the plane up with the runway, of-
ficials said.

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www.newszap.com, 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 okeenews@newszap.com 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!
PRAIRIE: My family bought a lot in Viking in 1973 and owning that
lot gave us rights to hunt, fish, camp and use all of the 25,000 acre
subdivision. I was 13 at the time. I remember my dad reading the cov-
enants that gave you the right to use any part of the subdivision. Have
the restrictive covenants changed since then? Has anyone gone to the
clerk of the courts and gotten a copy of them? I do know that almost
every native Okeechobein has owned a lot in Viking at least once, and
gave it away so they did not have to pay taxes on it.
STATISTICS: To the person who put in the statistics about voting.
Number 1, its none of their business. I don't care if 10 people vote in
this country, its still none of their business. So don't worry about who
is voting or how many people are voting. Worry about your own self.
You will be way better off.
JEWELRY: To the person who wrote in about the mood ring,
thank you for the wonderful laugh. My husband asked if I had written
that. That is just what we needed, was a good laugh. We need more
people like you to send things in like that.
LANGUAGE: In response to the message printed as "Language"
in the Okeechobee News 06/23/08. First, let me start by saying that
no well educated, well qualified person gets turned down for a job.
You were just not qualified enough for this particular job. Not because
there's an illegal immigrant that's not prepared, or didn't go to col-
lege for four years to get a business degree, or because they speak
Spanish or other foreign languages. Any big corporation nowadays
doesn't care where you're from, or what kind of languages you speak.
Maybe the business that hired this other person wasn't really looking
for what you thought they were looking for. All the time, you hear
people talk about their job and say: "I was hired to be a secretary, to
answer the phones. Next thing I know, I'm doing accounting books
and what not." If a.bussiness can save money by hiring a person
who gets paid $30k less than another person, and they do the same
job as the one who went to college for four years ... you do the math
here. Think about it this way, if you bought a truck that's as powerful
as a Dodge Ram SRT10 and gets the fuel economy of a Toyota Prius,
Why would you buy another truck? Why do you think that a lot of
students come from different parts of the world to get an education
here? Beacuse USA's education is worth more than any other educa-
tion in the world.
MOOD RING: I would just like to comment on the mood ring in
speak out. I would just like to thank you, because that was very funny.
Everybody enjoyed it here. It is good to have some humor in a time
where everybody is feeling kinda down. Keep it up. Making people
laughis good medicine.
MCCAIN:-I know how John McCain can definitely win. Take Hilary
Clinton as his Vice President. What do you think?
NUBBIN SLOUGH: It is a crying shame that the Sheriff's Depart-
ment was not down at Nubbin Slough when there were teenagers
down there, underage and drinking beer.
HEADLINE: I am reading the headline in the paper that says "Al-
ligator attacks local man" when I think it should read instead, "terrible
tragedy occurs when underage drinking causes individual to go swim-
ming in the middle of the night in an alligator habitat." The alligator
thought he was food. It did not attack him.
ARCHIVES: I noticed that you put articles from the past in there,
from the archives and I was told a while back that the cast from Bo-
nanza actually visited here in Okeechobee. I was just wondering if that
was true. Can you look back and find that or maybe even post that
article again. To me, that is really interesting. So, if that was true and if
you have any kind of literature on it in the archives that would be nice
to post that. That is one of my favorite shows in the world. Editor's
note: We don't have any way to easily search our old bound editions
-- someone has to go through the books page by page. If you have
a date, that would help. Or perhaps another reader might help with
more information.
NUBBIN SLOUGH: Nubbin Slough is such a beautiful place to go
look at the gators. I go down there quite.often and I see them every-
where. Why would someone want to swim across there? Everybody
in the world comes and looks there, but you don't'swim.
BOY VS. ALLIGATOR: I cannot believe all of the people writing in
about the boy and the alligator and most of them are taking up for the
alligator. Have some respect for the young man who will have to live
the rest of his life without an arm. He is going to have to go the-rest of
his life thinking, 'What did I do?' I am surprised that no one was hurt
there before now. I say, kill every alligatorin the lake. Good riddance.
IOWA FLOODS: Just thinking about what South Florida could do
for those people in Iowa that have been flooded with so much water.
Let's just send our water management district up there. They should
be able to dry them up in a few days.

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Letters to the Editor

Help appreciated
We would like to express our
greatest gratitude to the gentleman
that stopped and helped us on
June 13, with our medical emer-
gency on 80th Ave. We would like
to let you know that everything is
fine and we hope your good deed
comes back to you many times.
Once again thank you very much
and God Bless.
Andrew Miller

Democracy is very
difficult to maintain

A dictatorship is
perhaps the easiest
government to set up

Democracy is very difficult to
maintain, a dictatorship is perhaps
the easiest government to set up.
For example, soon after World.
War I, the Soviet Union and the
United States became enemies.
This new struggle was called the
Cold War, because neither side
declared war, neither invaded the
other. Still, people were afraid
that the Cold War might turn into
a regular between the two super-
powers. Since both sides could
make atomic bombs, people
were also afraid there might be a
nuclear war.
The Soviets and the Americans
disagreed about many things. A
dictator rules the Soviet Union. An
elected president is the head of
the United States. The two super-'
powers had different economic
systems as well. The Soviet system

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 2
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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.
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.
N... meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.

Thursday, July 3
Tantie Quilters meet 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 Marie at 863-357-0868.
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 (Intetrnational Genealogical Index), Spcial Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. Until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For. information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the*
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
, Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information,.call Mike Fletcher at
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambertat 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.

was called socialism (when the
socialist power got total control
of Russia-Europe) they changed
their name to communist party.
Under socialism, the Soviet gov-
ernment ran all the industries. An
individual person had very little
power. In the United States, pri-
vate companies ran most indus-
tries. This is called capitalism.
Each superpower tried to
show that its system was the best.
By 1946, Soviet Union controlled
Eastern Europe. The United States
did not want the Soviets to control
any more land. So they adopted
a policy called containment. The
Soviets could keep what they al-
ready controlled. But they would
not be allowed to spread. The
United States and its allies wanted
to contain communism.
Now-a-days people think that

the Cold War is over because
even communist countries have
moved to capitalist economy,
they are not interested in acquir-
ing a democracy.
Democracy is very difficult to
maintain, a dictatorship is per-
haps the easiest government to
set up. Socialism, .communism,
does not understand concept like
government for the people, by
the people, in the best interest
of the people; like the new deal
plan human services developed
to help people satisfy basic hu-
man needs of house-shelter, food,
clothes, health, education, jobs,
spirituality. All of which are nec-
essary to maintain a democratic
Ana Vasquez

Community Events

Fourth of July fireworks planned
The Okeechobee Jaycees Fireworks Committee willhost the Fourth
of July celebration at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The
display will be provided by Zambelli Internationale. The show will be-
gin at dark or approximately 9 p.m.
Remember, you must enter the Agri-Civic Center off of S.R. 710.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. Donations of $3 per carload will be request-
.ed at the gate.
Absolutely no personal. fireworks are allowed. Businesses
or individuals interested in supporting the fireworks through
donations may contact us at 863-634-7021.

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 mil-
itary and ex-military men and woman are encouraged to continue
serving your country and your community by joining the VFW or La-
dies Auxiliary. Representatives from Amvets, Amvets Ladies Auxiliary
and the VFW Men's Auxiliary will also be available. The post will serve
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 Auiiliary 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.

Cypress Hut FOE 4509 BBQ
The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles 4509 will host a bar-
beque on July 5, at 2 p.m. The dinner will include ribs and chicken
will all the trimmings. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a bottle of cheer
drawing all for a $7 donation. The proceeds will go to the building
fund. For more information call 863-467-1154.

Scrapbooking party set for July 12
An all-day scrapbooking crop will be held on Saturday, July 12,
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you are interested in participating ,in our pot luck luncheon.
There will be a demonstration using Tyvek papel and Lumiere paints
to enhance your scrapbooking and caremaking projects. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be plenty of door prizes. Bring
any scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For more
information call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Carolyn at 863-634-1885.

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
Saturday, July 26. The event will start at 10 a.m. with a cattle drive be-
ginning downtown and ending at the Agri-Civic Center on State Road
70 East. The festival at the Agri-Civic center will include a ranch rodeo,
backyard beef barbecue contest, storytellers, poets, farriers and dis-
plays of the heritage of the American Cowboy. If you're interested in
helping to sponsor this event, participant for the Backyard BBQ con-
test or a vendor for the event, all forms and applications can be picked
up at the Main Street Office, I11 Northeast Second Street, Okeechobee
or email Toni Doyle, Executive Director at okms@mainstreetokeecho-
bee.com. For more information call 863-357-MAIN (6246).

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Church News in Brief

Believers Fellowship
plans VBS
Believer's Fellowship Church
invites all cihldren ages 4 through
6th grade for the annual Club Vaca-
tion Bible School. The pardnerss'
(kids) will ride through trails of ad-
venture-filled Bible stories, create
western crafts, enjoy refreshing
snacks and gallop through recre-
ational activities. Club VBS: Cactus
Canyon will be held at Believer's
Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth
Avenue on July 7 through July 11,
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more
information, please call 863-763-
6848 (leave message.)

Bible Study at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave.,
Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8

p.m. Pastor Nich Hopkins pres-
ents informative and in depth Bi-
ble studies in a casual and friendly
atmosphere. Everyone is invited
to attend. Coffee and desserts are

VBS at Outrigger
Cornerstone Baptist Church
will be hosting vacation bible
school at Outrigger Island July 14-
18 from 6-9 p.m., for ages 5 and
up. If you have any questions con-
tact Tom at 863-532-8519.

Victory Baptist
Church VBS
Victory Baptist Church will be
hosting their vacation bible school
from July 20 through the 25 from

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 500 S.W. Ninth
Street. The themed, "Friendship
Trek, Jesus our forever friend",
VBS will be where kids will dis-
cover good news about Jesus at
every camp site. They will meet
new friends at Frienship Summit,
play fun Survivor games, experi-
ence Buddy Porcupine's Bible
Challenge, enjoy delicious back-
pack snacks, listen to campfire
bible stories, create wilderness
crafts, and much much more. All
while learning about their forever
friend, Jesus Christ! For more in-
formation call Joy Jarriel at 863-

Church service
hours changed
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.

VBS every Sunday
Vacation Bible School every
Sunday? Yes! This summer chil-
dren in the community are invit-
ed to attend at 9 a.m. on Sunday
mornings, a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Methodist
Church, children will be going on
a "Son Safari" each week through
July 20, learning all about God's
truths from the natural world. Do
you know why pineapples are
prickly? Have any idea why the ea-
gle can soar higher than any other
bird? Each Sunday morning we
will have a different learning sta-
tion: from cooking to crafts; from

games to puppetry. To register call
Nancy Vaughan at the church of-
fice, 863-763-4021.

Bible Study at
Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for information.
Family members are welcome.

Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church

youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas. Pro-
grams are available for students in
grades first through sixth and in
grades seventh through 12th.
Programs are from 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and take
them home.
For more information, call 863-

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
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if you
need transportation to and from
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Safety tips help holiday fun 'sparkle'

Backyard cookouts and family
reunions across the state signify
that summer is well on its way.
In Florida, sparklers will again
help brighten family traditions
and fond memories -- especially
if Floridians remember to put
safety first, according to leading
While Americans' usage of
fireworks increased more than
960 percent nationwide between
1976 and 2006, fireworks-related
injuries have decreased more
than 91 percent, according to the
most recent data available from
the American Pyrotechnics Asso-
Florida state law defines legal
sparkers as:
* Wire or wood sparklers of.
not more than 100 grams of mix-
ture per item;
* Other sparkling items that
are non-explosive and non-aerial
and contain 75 grams or less of
chemical compound per tube or
a total of 200 grams or less for
multiple tubes;

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 2, the
184th day of 2008. There are 182
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 2, 1776, the Continen-
tal Congress passed a resolution
saying that "these United Colonies
are, and of right ought to be, free
and independent States."
On this date:
In 1807, in the wake of the
Chesapeake incident, in which the
crew of a British frigate boarded
an American ship and forcibly re-
moved four suspected deserters,
President Jefferson ordered all
British ships to vacate U.S. territo-
rial waters.
In 1881, President Garfield was
shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the
Washington railroad station; Gar-
field died the following Septem-
ber. (Guiteau was hanged in June
In 1908, Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall was born in
In 1926, the United States Army
Air Corps was created.

* Snakes and glow worms;
* Trick noisemakers includ-
ing: paper streamers, party pop-
pers, string poppers, snappers
and drop pops - each consisting
of .25 grams or less of chemical
"Celebrating with sparklers
is an enduring tradition that per-
fectly complements American
holidays," said Tommy Glasgow,
president of TNT� Fireworks, the
largest distributor of consumer
fireworks in the United States. "By
taking a few simple precautionary
steps, Floridians can honor this
tradition safely and create a sum-
mer's worth of special memories.
Sparklers are an excellent source
of family entertainment for Florid-
ians when used appropriately."
TNT Fireworks recommends
consumers strictly follow all safe-
ty warnings and instructions that
appear on sparkler packaging
when using any sparkler product.
Consumers should also remem-
ber a few key rules to help ensure

In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart
and navigator Fred Noonan dis-
.appeared over. the Pacific Ocean
while attempting to make the first
round-the-world flight along the
In 1961, author Ernest Hem-
ingway shot himself to death at his
home in Ketchum, Idaho.
In 1964, President Johnson
signed into law a sweeping civil
rights bill passed by Congress.
In 1987, 18 illegal aliens were
found dead inside a locked box-
car near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in
what authorities called a botched
smuggling attempt; a 19th man
In 1994, a USAir DC-9 crashed
in poor weather at Charlotte-
Douglas International Airport in
North Carolina, killing 37 of the
57 people aboard.
In 1996, electricity and phone
service were knocked out for mil-
lions of customers from Canada
to the Southwest after power lines
throughout the West failed on a
record-hot day.

their holidays "sparkle":
* You must be 18 years of age
or older and show a valid picture
I.D. to purchase sparklers.
* Children should not light or
handle sparklers.
* Always keep a hose and a
bucket of water nearby in case of
* Use sparklers outdoors, only
in clear areas, away from houses,
buildings and dry grass.
* Do not relight sparklers - if
a sparkler fails to light, do not re-
light it. Douse it with water and
do not put it inside a car, build-
ing or structure until the sparkler
is soaked and time has passed to
ensure it will not reignite.
* As with any purchase, check
the credibility of the distributor to
make sure their sparklers are re-
liable, legal and that they come
from a licensed source.
* Animals are often frightened
by the sounds of sparklers. To
protect your "best friends," keep
them indoors - away from the
loud noise - and secure.

Ten years ago: Apologizing to
viewers and Vietnam veterans for
"serious faults" in its reporting,
Cable News Network retracted a
story alleging U.S. commandos
had used nerve gas to kill Ameri-
can defectors during the war.
Five years ago: Palestinian
police marched into Bethlehem,
taking control of the ancient West
Bank city after Israel withdrew
under a U.S.-backed peace plan._
Vancouver was awarded the 2010
Winter Olympics.
One year ago: President Bush
commuted the sentence 'of former
aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby,
sparing him from a two-and-half-
year prison term in the CIA leak
case. Russian President Vladimir
Putin concluded his visit to Ken-
nebunkport, Maine, where he'd
held talks with President Bush.
Opera singer Beverly Sills died in
New York at age 78.
Today's Birthdays: Country
singer Marvin Rainwater is 83.
Former Philippine first lady Imelda
Marcos is 79. Jazz musician Ah-

* Remember- not all sparklers
are the same. Be sure to purchase
products that are manufactured
by a trusted, established company
that puts consumer safety first.
Safety experts attribute the
drop in fireworks-related injuries
to intense product-safety testing
and ongoing, aggressive consum-
er education that often follows
sparkler legalization.
"To the delight of families
across the United States, the in-
creased availability of sparklers in
states such as Florida has led to
a proliferation of available safety
information on how to use the
devices being used properly,"
said John Conkling, a nationally
renowned fireworks expert and
spokesperson- for the American
Pyrotechnics Association.
"By participating in federal
safety regulations and consumer
awareness programs, responsible
fireworks manufacturers help en-
sure sparklers are enjoyed prop-
erly and safely," he said.

mad Jamal is 78. Actor Robert Ito
is 77. Actress Polly Holliday is
71. Former White House chief of
staff John H. Sununu is 69. Actor
Ron Silver is 62. Writer-director-
comedian Larry David is 61. Luci
Baines Johnson, daughter of Presi-
dent Johnson, is 61. Actor Saul
Rubinek is 60. Rock musician Roy
Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the
E Street Band) is 59. Rock musi-
cian Gene Taylor (The Blasters)
is 56. Actress-model Jerry Hall
is 52. Actor Jimmy McNichol is
47. Rock musician Dave Parsons
(Bush) is 43. Actress Yancy But-
ler is 38. Contemporary Christian
musician Melodee DeVevo (Cast-
ing Crowns) is 32. Singer Michelle
Branch is 25. Actress Vanessa Lee
Chester is 24. Actress-singer Ash-
ley Tisdale is 23. Actress Lindsay
Lohan is 22.
Thought for Today: "Genius
is eternal patience." Michelangelo,
Italian artist (1475-1564).


Enedelia Alejandro
Enedelia Alejandro Martinez,
age 69 of Okeechobee died Tues-
day, July 1, 2008 in Port St. Lucie.
Born Oct. 8, 1938 in Mercedes,
Texas she had been a resident of

Okeechobee for over 35 years.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Dominga (Felix) Portacar-
rero of Okeechobee, Maria C.
(Ermelindo) Alvardo of Sarasota;
four grandchildren, Gerson Por-
tocarrero, Joshua Portocarrero,
Alfonso Portocarrero and Allan

Portocarrero all of Okeecho-
bee. In addition, she is survived
by sisters, Alicia Flowers of Bo-
nita Springs and Olivia Urbina of
The family will receive friends
on Thursday, July 3, from 2 until 3
p.m. with services beginning at 3

p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
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By Nancy Zuckerbrod
AP Education Writer
states are getting the OK to write
their own prescriptions for ailing
schools under the Bush adminis-
tration's signature education law.
It's a softering from how No
Child Left Behind currently works
- with schools having to take
certain steps at specific times for
missing math and reading testing
goals. Critics have complained
that the approach is too rigid and
treats schools the same regardless
of whether they miss the mark by
a little or a lot.
The states getting more free-
dom under a pilot program are
Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois,
Maryland and Ohio. Education
Secretary Margaret Spellings
made the announcement during a

speech Tuesday in Austin, Texas.
The states that won approval
have come up with plans to more
closely tailor solutions to individ-
ual schools' problems and focus
resources on schools in the worst
"We expect to see a closer
fit between the causes of school
underperformance and a focused
attention at repairing those sourc-
es of failure," said Margaret Ray-
mond, director of an education
think tank at Stanford University
and the chair of a panel that re-
viewed the state proposals.
Examples of changes the states
plan to make include requiring
schools to offer tutoring earlier
than is currently called for and
a greater reliance, in Indiana for
example, on testing throughout
the year to catch academic weak

In Florida, schools with low-
performing- students will likely be
assigned teachers who have expe-
rience teaching similar students
Maryland is placing more em-
phasis on training principals. It's
common under the law for failing
schools to replace their princi-
pals. "We think principal leader-
ship is key. It's not just changing
a principal, it's ensuring principals
have the necessary skill sets," said
Maryland schools superintendent
Nancy Grasmick.
In Georgia, the state is spell-
ing out that schools can become
charter schools, which are public
but operate with broad indepen-
dence, earlier than is currently
called for, said the state's superin-
tendent of schools, Kathy Cox.

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Vero Beach late outburst defeats Okeechobee

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
For five innings Okeechobee
little leaguers stood toe to toe
with Vero Beach Monday night,
however Vero scored six times
in the top of the sixth to defeat
Okeechobee, 7-1, in the District
17 Little League tournament at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
"It was a great game, they
played very well. had some awe-

some hitting," Okeechobee Coach
Tony Marcil said of Vero Beach .
He added his team played well on
defense and he was proud of their
Vero Beach got a solo homer-
un from Matt Waite in the top of
the second, and for awhile that
one run appeared to be all that
Vero Beach would need.
Their starting pitcher, Mason
Smith, was dominant. He mowed
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Adrian Minondo swings through a pitch during Tuesdays
game between Okeechobee and Vero Beach.

had double digit strikeouts on the
"He had an awesome curve
ball, he pitched almost a perfect
game tonight," Marcil said.
Okeechobee had their chanc-
es. Lane Rhuda opened the sec-
ond inning with a triple but Smith
retired the next two batters via
the strikeout. When Rhuda tried
to score on a wild pitch, Smith
rushed to the plate in time to ap-
ply the tag for the third out.
Rhuda pitched very well for
Okeechobee however. He kept
his team in the game and had
some solid defensive plays turned
behind him.
Okeechobee also got a run
to tie the game in the bottom of
the fourth. Aljeron Morris opened
the inning with a double. He then
stole third and the Vero Beach
catcher, in a rush to throw him
out, threw the ball into left field.
Morris easily scampered home to
tie the score, 1-1.
Rhuda had to leave the game
due to pitch counts in the sixth
and that is when Vero Beach took
advantage. Jose Capellan drove
home Dave Peters and Matt Waite
with a base hit. Smith added an
RBI single, Logan Martin drove
home a run with a fielder's choice
and another run scored on an er-
Smith struck out the side in the
bottom of the inning to finish off
his complete game victory.
"Somebody has to win and
somebody has to lose. It's been
a good tournament for Okeecho-
bee, we've got to play some new
teams, and help the economy by
bringing in people from out of.
town," Marcil stated.
Games continued nightly
through Thursday at the Okeecho-
bee Sports Complex. Okeecho-
bee was scheduled to play again
Wednesday night against Port St.
Lucie National at 7 p.m.
Okeechobee lost the opening
game of the tournament on Sat-



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Access to recreation sites improved

campers and horseback riders
can now apply online for recre-
ational use for activities on more
than a dozen sites managed by
the South Florida Water Manage-
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The online application allows
easy and convenient access for
reserving space for activities in
areas including Hickory Ham-
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possible college scholarships and
future business networking.
The highlight of the clinic took
place on the last day, when the
entire junior golfers participated
in a golf tournament. Following
the scramble format, all players
were treated to lunch, prior to the
awards ceremony. Many family
members and friends looked on
as each junior golfer was award-
ed a certificate of participation. All
junior golfers received door priz-
es. After the ceremony, the junior
golfers cooled off in the country
club pool and enjoyed the rest of
the day at the pool party.
Junior Golfers participating
were: Preston Arnold, Caleb
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ing, along with Jim Waldau, were
Terry Lanman, PGA Professtional;

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Waldau Junior Golf would
like to thank and acknowledge a
group of junior golfers who gave
their time and experience to help
at the clinic. Many of these young
men have been students in past
clinics and volunteered to help all
week. Waldau Junior Golf is very
proud of these fine athletics and
students: Danny Busbin, Tonly
DeVoss, Richard Donegan, Tim
Gray, Tyler Platt, Kodi Stephen
and Mike Watson.
Waldau Junior Golf would
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Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club, Terry Lanman, Club Pro;

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and his crew; Paul in the restau-
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the OGCC golfers who understand
the importance' of starting the ju-
nior golfer in the right direction
and kindly played golf around the
activities of the golf clinic.
Waldau Junior Golf enjoyed
working with all the golfers and
look forward to seeing them all
again out of the course.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now showing at the
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27, through Thursday, July 3, 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
Theatre II - "Get Smart" (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 - "Wall-E" (G) Showtimes: 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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:30 and 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
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For information, call 863-763-7202.

Dear Abby

Mother of sex offender's baby must choose

*DEAR ABBY: I have been
in a relationship with "Wade" for
six years. The situation is this: He
has gotten into trouble and can't
be around children because he's
a registered sex offender. I have
an 11-month-old daughter by
him. I want to be with Wade and
work our relationship out, but if
I do, I'll have to give custody of
my daughter to my parents and
live in my own place with him.
I'm in love with Wade, but I don't
know if he loves or wants to be
with me anymore despite the fact
he keeps saying he' wants to be
with me. Am I being silly for still
wanting to be with him? Your
thoughts, please. -- CONFUSED
TORN: Wanting to be with
someone you love isn't silly, but
it's time for you to think mature-
ly and realize the consequences
of your decision. After six years
with Wade, you are still single.
You could be .single forever.
When you became a mother,
life stopped being all about
you. Wade is a sex offender.
What if you should become
pregnant again? Is it fair to your
parents to dump your. daugh-
ter on them like an unwanted
pet? What effect could it even-
tually have on the child? Do
you fully understand that what
you have in mind will isolate
you from relatives and friends

who have minor children?
While I can't dictate what you
should do with your life, I can
say you're heading in the wrong
direction. Please step back and
rethink this.
*DEAR ABBY: My husband
and I are unsure how to deal
with this, so he suggested I
write to you. We have lovely
dining room chairs covered
with celadon green fabric. In
spite of the fact that I always use
cloth napkins (and placemats
and tablecloths), several of our
guests have left large stains on
the upholstery from dropping
food or from their dirty hands.
The stains are very difficult to
remove when we can get them
out at all, and the chairs have
become unsightly. Three of
our most recent dinner guests
left chairs stained. One mark
covered most of the seat.
These guests are not heavy
drinkers. How can we get them
to keep their napkins in a po-
sition to avoid this? And how
do we get them to keep their
soiled hands off the chairs?
Judging from the condition of
their napkins, they ARE using
ESS: Face it: Accidents hap-
pen,, and you can't order your
guests to wash their hands
between courses. You need


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to accept that a home isn't a
photograph in Architectural Di-
gest. Wear and tear are normal.
If your chairs are stained be-
yond repair, the time has come
to re-cover them. In your case,
may I suggest Naugahyde the
next time around?
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married for 12 years to the most
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He's an astute businessman
and a good provider, but when
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I have told him many times
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after 12 years your husband still
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win fair-and-square, back away. 4
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Information regarding someone
from work or your past will cause
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you may not have all the facts. Take
a serious approach and you can be
the one everybody looks to for in-
sight and a clear head when every-
one else is overreacting. 3 stars
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tions that could potentially help you
out professionally, financially and
personally. Your intuition will lead
you in. the right direction. An older
friend or relative may need your
help. 3 stars
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Keep youi thoughts to yourself.
Your emotions will get the better of
you if you discuss personal matters.
Change is inevitable, so don't make
it more difficult by fighting what's
ahead. Focus on friends and family.
3 stars
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on what needs to be done, not what
you want to do. Be friendly with ev-
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situation in your favor. Hard work
will be required but, in the end,
should pay off. 3 stars
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Do what you know in your heart
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have to. It's better to stabilize your
life, not force change or push others
to do things your way. Compromise
will get you much further. There is
more on the line than you realize.
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Place yourself in the middle of
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21): A change of heart may leave
you wondering what to do next.
Take each moment as it comes; lis-
ten and observe but don't make a
move. Things are just going through
a long overdue transition. 3 stars
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19): It's time to give back to those
Swho have always been on your side
and stood behind you. A proposal
can turn into a long-term partner-
ship that will bring you great joy.
Love is in the stars. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Talk matters through with the,
people close to your heart and you
will resolve a lot that was plaguing
you in the past. Take advantage of a
job opportunity or a chance to pick
up a new skill. Creative ideas will
lead to positive change. 3 stars
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Do whatever it takes to make your-
self feel good. Consider a spa day,
taking a class or learning something
that will make you more desirable.
Don't give in to someone who is
critical or always putting you down.
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Money Lenders 310
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Child Care Needed410
Clild Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
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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 8 Reducing
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Jewelry 635
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Office Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
3 Ton. 2004 model. Excellent
condition in storage. $800'
(863)675-3939 LaBelle
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1150
or best offer. (863)763-3932

Black/White Photo- John F.
Kennedy in a limo on a mili-
tary base, 5x7, framed, $500
(863)697-8003 leave msg
WALL MIRROR - antique,
29"x36", 3 sz. gold leaf de-
sign, $65. (863)674-0482

Appliances For Sale, Like new,
stove, washer & dryer, $300
for all, or will separate
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $47
DRYER - Electric. $150

DRYER - Roper, good condi-
tion, works great, $100.
DRYER, ESTATE - 5 speed,
great condition, $50. Call
George Foreman family sized
counter top grill, like new, in-
cludes drip trays. & cook
book, $30 (863)763-7609
ICE MAKER-- Kitchen Aide,
Stand Alone. Like new! 6
mo. old. White. Paid $1300,
Asking $700 (863)697-1193
MICROWAVE - Stainless Steel,
Large, turn table, inside light
Like new $75 or best offer
(863)763-2763 leave msg
REFRIGERATOR - side by side
beige, $200 or best offer.
top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $200 (954)675-4814
STOVE - Magic Chef, white,
fair condition, w/raised metal
flat top burners; digital read
out. $70 (863)634-4137
daire, white, exc. dond.,
$300 for both.
WASHER & DRYER - Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $299 for both
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)763-3932
pool, commercial grade, su-
per capacity, $400.
(239)340-6308 - .
WASHER - Roper. $75

MOWER - Rally mod. CT
1238, engine/trans good.
Needs deck. - $100.

BICYCLE - Mens 27", Murray,
,$25 (863)763-2958
MOUNTAIN BIKE - mens, 27",
$40. (863)634-8880

CREASE!" 20x30x12 $4300.
'25x40x14 $6890. 30x50x14
$7900. 35x56x16 $11,500.
40x60x16 $14,900.
50x140x19 $41,600.
60x100x18 $32,800. Pio-
neer since
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.

sheets) 3/4", pre oiled, ve-
neer on one side, $1500 or
best offer (863)824-0480
new 5 Base, 7 Wall. Light
Maple? $350/neg.

WINDOWS (6) - Certified, will
pass code. $75 for all, will
sell separately.

BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
$20 (863)675-7306 /
brand - excellent condition
have manuals black & gray
$80. (863)467-1897
CRIB - White w/ White Chest,
Chest. High Chair, Stroller, &
other Baby Items. $250 will
sep. 863-763-0141 after 6p

10 VCR Tapes of the original
Star Trek. series some have
never been opened.
$25 863-675-6214
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $500 (863)674-0502
asking $5000 or best offer
(863)697-2054 after 6pm
Supplis 058

DELL P4 - 2.6 ghz, 1 gb ram,
dvd ram, w/new 19" flat-
screen. $385
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$30 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681

Lexmark 1200 series, new
ink included. $30

5 piece dinette set, by Ashley,
oak wood, iron base, Paid
$1400 will sell for $300
large, ebony black, mirrored
front, very classy, $150 or
best offer. (863)234-1435
BABY CRIB - White baby crib
and diaper changer, in excel-
lent condition. $100.
BED - King size, good condi-
tion, lots of storage, $500 or
best offer. (863)234-1435
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
CAPTAINS BED - with 6 draw-
ers and bookshelf built in.
Mattress included $45.
Chest, dresser, canopy bed set
up with frame, no mattress
or box spring, good cond.
$300 neg. (863)763-6296
$35. (863)824-8703
large, $100 or best offer.
w/pale pink floral design, rat-
tan, w/coffee & end tables,
$200. (863)467-7659
DESK - Antique, wood,
w/chair. $100


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individual to take charge of its Okeechobee office.
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communication skills, a professional demeanor
and must be comfortable with change in the work
environment. The successful candidate should
have 5-7 years experience in Customer Service in
a supervisory capacity. GEC offers an excellent
salary commensurate with experience and an out-
standing benefit package. Applications may be
obtained at any GEC Office. Resumes may be
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DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
DRESSER - 2 large drawers &
2 small drawers, $75 or best
offer. (863)357-3633
DRESSER - White, 6 drawer
w/mirror, good condition.
$35 (863)634-4137
ELECTRIC BED - Hospital bed
w/no rails, used for only 2
months. $400
Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$120 Call 863-634-4202
,Maghony, 6'x40", perfect
cond., incl. 19" TV, $200.
Call 863-675-0410
" solid oak, excellent condi-
tion, $300. (863)675-7555
FAN SET - has baseball
F theme, also 2 tables includ-
Sed, $35 (863)612-0647
Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2pm
FUTON - oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
KING SIZE BED- beautiful, with
linens, $300 or best offer
P size, 4" feather mattress top-
per with cover, $95
(561)386-0414o $

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.

Sgreen, good condition, $20
"ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
.up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
ROLL TOP DESK - oak, asking
$50 (863)675-0269
Sierra Nevada Pine solid din-
ing table, 6 chairs, rod iron
accents and upholstery on
chairs $450(863)763-3055
SLEEPER SOFA - double, ask-
ing $65 (863)214-3850
TABLE - 42" glass top Rattan
pedestal table w/4 cain back
chairs, excellent condition.
$50 (863)697-1347
TABLE & CHAIRS - 3 chairs, 2
china cabinets, white w/gold
trim. All for $150
BLE - solid wood, good con-
dition, $75 or best offer
What-not-shelf, all glass
trimmed in Oak wood, top
and bottom lights, $100
WOOD DESK - 33x65, top le-
" gal, letter, 2 pull out drawers,
very good shape, $75

MAGNUM 357 - Silver han-
. dies, 1 owner, 6 bullet barrel.
$1100 or best offer.
Will Trade - 24" Bull Barrel
never fired 2x10 Scope
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822

,EXERCISE BIKE - Life Styler,
upright, wind resistant, rarely
used. $110 (863)675-3451
,TREADMILL - Image 16.0,
power incline, 5 program,
pulse sensor for heart, folds
up. $200 (863)634-0779
TREADMILL- Sears Best with
incline, barely used, paid
$1200, asking $300 or best
offer (239)246-9030

HOSPITAL BED - goes up &
down on both sides of bed,
S$100. (863)612-0647
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition.
$750 863-983-4940

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*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
BB Simon- brown/black gator
skin belt w/ authentic crys-
tals & buckle, 34" $300 neg.
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
CARPORT - Frame & Canvas.
Big enough for a pickup.
$150 (863)677-1742
Church Pews- 15 in all, wood-
en with top and bottom
cushions, 12 ft. $2,250 or
will separate (863)610-0165

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


FENCE POSTS - treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
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
Golf Cart Club Car, good con-
dition, double seats and top,
white, $1300 or best offer
(812)989-3022 anytime
Golf Cart Club Car- White,
Single seat
$800 (863)697-3299
Call For details
Kegerator - Haier Brewmaster
beer dispenser, excellent
condition, $500
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
OFFICE.JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PARTY TABLES (10) - white,
fold up & 100 chairs, $800
or best offer. (863)763-8289
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
$3,500 CALL 863-357-6642
ANYTIME. $3500/firm.

Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm

Parents on premises. Ready
to go! $300 (863)467-4149
or (863)697-3810
COCKATIEL - Homebred, ask-
ing $25 (863)634-8863
DWARF RABBIT - Netherland,
blue eyed, white. $20

PROJECTOR - Vintage 16mml,
Revere Brand, good condi-
tion, $75 or best offer
(863)4 7-0230

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 - 19", Symphon-
ic, color, good picture. $25
Television- 57" Sony 'ear 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

COKE ZERO (2) - Daytona, 2
days, 7/4 & 7/5, Roberts
Tower. $300 (863)697-3556
days, 7/4 & 7/5, front
stretch, rows 39 & 40. $600
will sell sep (863)261-6849

30 GAL 13hp air compressor
new must see - Ingersall-
rand tank honda motor. Cell
only available before twelve
midday. S2500/neg.
DRILL BIT - concrete for Ig.
Bosch hammer drill, 7/8",
brand new, pd $52, sell $20.
FUEL TANK - 1000 gallon, no
leaks, good condition, $750.
Call 941-320-4600
GENERATOR - Brggs & Strat-
ton, 5250 continuous watt-
age cap, 7350 max surge
watts. $300 (239)826-8469
GENERATOR - Diesel, 5 kw,
120/240. $2500.
delivered. $3450
Apex Model 1270, used
twice, works perfectly, ex-
tras. $350 (863)599-8286

new. $60 (863)467-7589

32 MOVIES + More - Sharp
Hi-Fi Stereo 4 Head VCR 3
years old $50.


DVD MOVIES (4) - New, Fac-
tory sealed. $10
(863)675-3032 after 1pm


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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

Leather. Brand new. $150
elded shots not broke
650/or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE - 8 yr. old.
mare. Great companion or
trail horse. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)484-0504
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
Neck, dual axle, $1,100. Call

- 46" Cut Hydro Drive New
belt/blades. $350/neg.
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
JOHN DEERE - Mod 935, 3 cyl
diesel, 5' front mower, runs
good. $3000 or best offer
LAWN MOWER - John Deere -
21" 3-speed, self-propelled,
mulching mower w/optional
bag. $100. (239)826-8469
MOWER - 26 HP Diesel Deutz-
Allis with 7 foot King Kutter
finish mower $4000.
RIDING MOWER - 18hp, 42".
$200 (863)763-4475
RIDING MOWER - Scag, 52"
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
(863)517-2077 (LaBelle)
WEEDEATER - Battery, new.
$60 (863)467-7589


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

Always Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo! Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
(800)815-4392 ext. 1281.
Nice New CBS
1/1, $750 & 2/1, $850
1st, last, sec. &util.,

2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last& sec. (863)634-3313
1BR, 1BA, pool, electric &
water incl. $750/mo. + sec.
dep. Call 863-824-0981

3br/1ba, newly remodeled
CBS home, all new applianc-
es, off 15A, $700 month+
security (305)794-0239
3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
Available (754)423-8202

Waterfront, LG. 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. $850/month.
BA. Terms negotiable.
Please call (863)946-1626

ComerciBal Ppi
Sale 10101

2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
plex, washer & dryer hook-
up, central a/c & heat. $775
mo. + $500 sec. Move in
Now! (863)763-4414
OKEE- 2br, a, on 2 city lots
w/ oak trees. $750 mo.
+Sec. Dep. 920 NW 4th St.
Call (561)762-7660
OKEECHOBEE -3/2, furnished,
1550 sq ft, exc cond., fire-
place, W/D, $210 weekly
Rent to Own - 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
Rent to Own - All credit
considered, brand new
const., 3BR, 4BR & 2BA
homes. Starting at
$945 mo. (520)360-1893
Treas. Island - 3036 SE 36th
St., 2BR/1.5BA, Ig. garage,
shed, on water, very clean,
$800 mo. (561)308-7566

Professional Office Space
for Lease - Near Courthouse.
Immediate Occupancy.

2 roommates needed, male or
female, prefer non-smoker,
all utilities incl. $125 wk. Call
for details (863)228-1865

Getaway to Paradise Now
Make it an island resort va-
cation. Save gas & 50% on
Suites & Gulffront Parlors
$135. Limited time offer de-
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RV sites from $199/wk and
rental units from $750/wk on
private island resort in the
Florida Keys. Call Sunshine
Key at (305)872-2217 or
visit www.RVontheGo.com.

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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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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4br/2ba with loft, office and
laundry room combined, fire-
place, built 1917, $240,000
neg. 863-467-4478
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Mobile Homes

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

glass, 4 Steps/3x3 landing. 2
hand rails. Okeechobee de-
livery. $200 (863)357-0504

BHR - MH for rent, 1br, lba,
$350/mo + sec, yearly pref.
Avail now 55+ Park
fully furn, long or short term
lease. June FREE. $775/mo.
+ sec. dep. (863)824-0981
DOUBLEWIDE - 3/2 on 2
acres E. of town, non-smok.
.env. Nopets. $950/mo 1st &
sec (772)473-6072
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments
OKEECHOBEE - 3br, lba,
newly remodeled, $800/mo,
1st, last'& sec. No Pets
OKEECHOBEE - North of town,
quiet family neighborhood,
3br, 2ba dbl wide on 1 acre.
Pets ok. $850/mo, 1st, last
& sec. Will work with right
person (863)697-6713
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
on water, June FREE.
$750/mo. + sec. dep. Gall

Mobile Home Angels
Wauchula office inventory
clearance. All 2008 homes
must go. New 2009 models
arriving soon 863-773-2007
DISTRESS SALE- 2008, 70 x
14 Brand new Never lived in
Scott built mob home. Turn
Key on your land or our land,
$30,000 or best offer
863)673-6417 or
LOWEST PRICE on mobile
homes in Florida. We take
trades, no down payment
deal with your lot equity.
Easy financing call today
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing
MOBILE HOME inventory sale,
all inventories must go. Low
down payment & low month-
ly payment. 863-773-2007
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888


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)


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HONDA 450 FOREMAN 2003 -
27" ITP wheel and tire kit,
winch 78 hours $2500.
250R, been in storage less
than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
$3500 neg. (863)697-8056
POLARIS 500 2006 - od green
4x4 cargo box $4800/or
best offer. (239)222-5710
2004 - Yamaha 4-wheeler ,
250cc 2x2, BearTracker
less than 200 miles. Excel-
lent condition. Call anytime
at 870-820-1563. $2500.

Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2200 neg. (863)763-8289

NO MONEY down if you own
your lot/ Easy financing, low
monthly payments. 3 & 4
bedroom homes 773-2007
REPO Zone II 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c incl
$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
USED, 3 bed 2 ba wind zone 3
your lot or ours. Fireplace,
tape, textured walls. Very low
payment, easy credit. Apply
now 863-773-2007

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

W/trailer, New Floornew
starterAlternator, Batteries
and More Boat has less then
350 Hours. $4500/neg.
da 15hp power tilt, galv trlir,
trolling motor, other extras
$4100 (863)634-0815
KAYAK - Eddlyline Wind Danc-
er 17', w/rudder. Good con-
dition, New over $2500 sell
for $400 (863)467-0085
1965 - '99 15HP Suzuki OB,
troll motor, Gal.trailer.Big,
deep, good condition. $795.
SAILBOAT - Cape Dory 24 ft,
freshly painted. $3200
863)234-1226 or
ULTRA INBOARD 1973 - 24 ft
Needs new motor has trailer
$1000/or best offer.

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

BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $300

Continental motorcycle trailer
galvanized, 2 bike capacity
with ramp, $500
Sportster 1995 - Less than
18K w/extra's. $3700 Call
(863)675-7622 after 3pm
HONDA CB750 FOUR '77 -
Lots of new parts, asking
$700 or best offer
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 - new
motor, chain, sprockets,
tires, clutch, $1800 or best
offer (863)634-6966
SUZUKI 250 OZARK, '04 -
$1500. (863)634-3049
YAMAHA VIRAGO 750, 1995 -
New tires, saddlebags,
$1,800. Call 863-763-3599



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

1991 Chevy S-10 Pick-up, V6,
5 speed, black, good condi-
tion, $1,100 or best offer
(812)989-3022 anytime
1993 Ford Taurus, 4 door,
green, new tires, 153,000
miles, good on gas, $750 or
best offer (863)697-1509
1998 Chevy Pick-up, automat-
ic, Cold A/C, white, good
condition, $2,200
(812)989-3022 anytime
2000 Ford Explorer, power
windows, power locks, stan-
dard transmission, cold A/C,
$1,650 neg. (863)763-0859
BUICK LESABRE '96 - asking
$3000 (239)324-3313
BUICK LESABRE '98 - needs
body work, runs good, AC
not working but fixable $700
as is (863)357-2413
BUICK REATTA '90 - Sports
car,2 seater, black, new
tires, brakes & struts, needs
TLC $950 (863)763-7931
CAMERO RS '86 - V8, needs.
fuel pump, $500 or best of-
fer (863)801-9394 after 5pm
LINCOLN, '94 - 108k mi., a/c,
radio, tires fair, good condi-
tion, $2500. (863)763-8391
- 105k mi, white, 18 rims.
.$3400 or best offer
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Accord $500! 95 VW
Jetta $800! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.

runs $1400 (863)234-1226
or (239)823-2587 '

needs work, $1500.
FORD F150 1994 - 4x4, Ext.
Cab, Small V8. Good condi-
tion. $3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1816 after 5pm.
RAM CHARGER '86 - Camo,
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.

3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4950 (239)895-7298

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1993 Chevy Camero driver
side airbag, $300 neg
75 gallon, w/filter, meter &
elec pump, new cost $950,
selling $550 (941)320-4600
CAMPER TOP - White Fiber-
glass. Fits full size Ford
F-150. in LaBelle $250.
CAR DOLLY - New tires &
wheels, new fenders, lights,
straps & fresh paint. $750 or
best offer (863)697-9704
CHEVY MOTOR '98 - 5.7 Liter
Vortec, fits '96-'99 w/out
modification, only 50k miles.
$900 {863)801-3885
for 300-315 hp Dodge
Truck/Marine Engine. New.
$325 for all. (863)610-1120
355 gears, ton, 33" mud
tires & Tractor tires, $500
will sell sep. (863)763-8085
MAG RIMS - for Chevy,
chrome, 15", $150 or best
offer. (863)763-1358
NERF BARS - Westin, black,
fits 04-08 Toyota Tacoma
dbl cab. $200
OIL COOLER - Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
bed, 12ft, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)673-3076
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
le alloy rims, Nitto tires,
250. (863)634-9696
RIMS & TIRES - Venentti,
w/like new tires, 5 lug, $350
RIMS & TIFRES 20" Chrome -
Came off of 05 F-150
$1700/or best offer.
hp, can see it run. $75
TIRES (4) - Pirelli 225/6018;
asking $50 (863)763-8980
4x4, overhauled, $800 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
WHEELS - Chevy Silverado,
new, slotted gray steel, 16",
8 lug, center caps & lug
nuts, $200. (561)573-3499

CHEVY 3500 '92 - cab &
chassis, new tires, runs
great, $2000 or best offer
DODGE 1500 '99 - Quad cab,
5.9 motor, 2wd, auto, 124K,
needs AC work, chrome tool
box $3000 (863)801-5801
FORD F150 '01 - V6, Ext cab,
stick, great cond., 79K, good
AC, all power, $5000
(239)289-7637 Must Sell!!
FORD RANGER 1988, Did run.
Needs starter, or great for
parts. Selling due to health
$300 Firm. (863)467-8114

Rent from $950 month (FIL/S)
Rent to Own $15,000 down
$1,000 a month

MAZDA B3000 PICK UP '94 -
V6, manual trans, extended
cab. $500 or best offer

A/C. Runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (239)324-2148
runs good, 5 new tires, bat-
tery, sunroof & much more.
$2000 neg (863)467-8184
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 - 3 1/2
lift, manual trans, '05 4.0 en-
gine not in, fair condition.
$800 (239)369-4235

Pace, white, side door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2400
neg. (863)763-8289
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
axle, solid steel, $750

CHEVY VAN '86 - white, short,
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans,
Stood. tires, good work van,
800 (863)253-1777
CHEVY VAN G20, '90 - runs
good, seats 12-14 passen-
gers, $1250 or best offer.
Sleeps 4 or would make a
great work van. $2100
(863)599-1290 Clewiston
KIA SEDONA 2002 - Green,
Asking $2500 or best offer.
KIA SEDONA EX 2002 - As-is,
1 owner $2500/or best of-
fer. (863)675-7878

Public Nolices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

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The Affordable Housing Advisory
Committee of Okeechobee County
has scheduled its next regular session
for Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 3:00
p.m. in the Administrative Annex con-
ference room, 456 Highway 98
North, Okeechobee, Florida.
A person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Committee with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal isto be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing
Advisory Committee Facilitator
280957 ON 7/2/08

The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Flonda is seeking per-
sons to nominate for appointments to the Children's Services Council
the council's duties are to provide and maintain such preventative, developmental,
treatment and rehabilitative services for children as it determines necessary. It
also allocates and provides funds for other agencies in the county which operate
for the benefit ol children.
4 qualified applicant must have resided in Okeechobee County for a least twenty-
four (24) months prior to making application and must complete a Questionnaire
for Gubernatoral Appointments form, which may be obtained in the County
Administrator's Office, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 102, Courthouse, Okeechobee.
Applicants must submit a completed questionnaire to the County Administrator's Of-
fice no later than 4 00 p.m. on August 5, 2008.
Clif Betts, Jr Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
280751 ON 7/2/08

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