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Vol. 100 No. 62


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day program
planned in Park
An Okeechobee tradition, the
Annual Memorial Day Service, will
once again be held in Veterans'
Park at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25.
The program will be sponsored by
American Legion Post 64 and the
featured speaker will be Okeecho
bee County Sheriff's Major Noel
Stephen. Okeechobee High School
JROTC will also participate.
The American Legion will host
alunch for veterans from noon to
3 p.m.

Classifieds 14-15
Community Events.... .....................6
Crossword 15
Obituaries.. ....... ..... .. ....... .6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ........ ..... ......... ......... 1,9
Weather 5

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Purple ani

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The annual Okeechobee
High School Purple and White
scrimmage ended in a 6-6 tie on
Thursday night at the Brighton
Seminole Reservation.
All of the players were win-
ners as the Seminole Tribe of
Florida donated $5,000 to the
football program.
"That's a great effort from the
tribe. They come through for us
every year like that," Football
Coach Mike Radebaugh said,
"We are thankful for the Semi-
nole Tribe."
The game itself was played
all night in a light rain shower
with overcast skies. Still, the en-
thusiasm was there as 36 Brah-
man players did battle.
Marcus Martin, who rushed
for 84 yards in the second half
during some two minute offense
and red zone offensive sequenc-
es, said he felt he showed he can
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little bit on the line. The line did
good and everybody did good. I
felt like I did alright. I'm looking
forward to next year. I'm ready
for next week, ready for Palm
Bay, ready to show I can run this
Martin scored on an eight-
yard run in the second half.
The first half was a controlled
scrimmage with each team get-
;,.. ,, i 1,1 their 30 yard line
.-. .. h, the 70 yard field.
The second half was designed
for the first team offense to work
on their two minute offensive
schemes and their red zone of-
Coach Radebaugh said he
felt the team did an excellent job
despite missing some practice
time due to lightning early in the
week, "This was a great night

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tonight for two reasons, every-
body had a good time, and we all
worked hard. We had no injuries
tonight. We got out of this game
in good shape. For us to come
out here to be on a straight line
tonight and function was a good
evening for us."
The scrimmage was held on the
very day that the permanent head
coaching position was advertised

on the Florida High School Ath-
letic Association web site. Assis-
tant Principal Sean Downing said
the district hopes to have a coach
hired within one month.
On the field the kids didn't seem
fazed by all the coaching changes
this month. Walt Fortner, who
scored on a nine yard QB draw in
the second half, and also returned
an interception for a score, said
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party set
The 21st Annual Non-Alcohol,
Tobacco-Free Graduation Party will
be held at Stardust Lanes, thanks
to First People's Bank.
The traditional party, which was
organized more than 20 years ago
in response to concerns about the
number of teenagers drinking and
driving on graduation night, ap
peared to be in jeopardy earlier
this month when it was learned
that the bowling alley was in fore-
At Tuesday's Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Night event,
Matt Buxton promised the Class
of 2009 that they would have the
graduation party even if he had to
hold it in his backyard.
On Friday, Paul Buxton an-
nounced the party will be at the
bowling alley as it was in previous
The event is sponsored by the
Okeechobee Kiwanis Club and the
Okeechobee Rotary Club. Party co-
chairs, Paul and Matthew Buxton,
have been joined this year by Philip
Buxton. Philip, who after graduat-
ing from the University of South
Florida and completing his mor-
tuary education, is presently serv-
ing his practicum with the family-
owned and operated funeral home
and crematory.
When Stardust Lanes closed,
the party organizers-and hun-
dreds of high school seniors-
were concerned about where they
would find a safe local spot to hold
such a large event. First People's
Bank, whose main office is in Port
St. Lucie, came to the rescue. After
meeting with the party organiz-
ers, bank officials agreed to allow
the party to take place at Stardust
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the team is ready for Palm Bay next week.
"I feel great. Just have to recover from some
injuries. I'm not 100 percent," he said.
Fortner played some at QB in a spread
formation and also at tail back. He played
well on the purple's scoring drive in the first
half, hitting Colby Frank on a 31-yard pass to
set up the score. Frank ran in the touchdown
on a two-yard QB keeper.
"I think it'll be there," he said. "I'll get
the time. I felt good on that drive. It just felt
good. I did my thing. I talked to my line, and
had to hold up my end for them."
Other standouts in the scrimmage includ-
ed Alonzo Coleman who caught a 60 yard
pass from T.J. Allen for a score in the second
half. Allen also hit Deforest Shanks on a 47
ard touchdown pass in the first half for the
ite touchdown.
Tommy Jackson had a sack and a fumble
recovery for the purple defense in the first
half. He noted he was impressed with how
his varsity career began, "I tried to block that
and I tried to pick it up but I was able to re-
cover the ball. I'm just doing my job. It's a
big jump from JV to varsity to outside line-
backer. I'm still a work in progress.
His father Tommy Jackson, Sr. was also a
player at OHS.
Justin Conrad had some vicious hits for
the purple defense. Chance Murphy had two
sacks for the white defense. Garrett Egan
also had a sack and both Frank Decarlo and
Julio Vilatoro had interceptions.
Only six players, who played on the var-
sity throughout the 2008 season, played in
Thursday's game.

Continued From Page 1
The annual graduation party allows the
graduates to win play money at games and
contests throughout the night. At the end

ot the evening, the graduates bid on prizes
which have been donated as door prizes.
Prizes will include electronic equipment and
bicycles. The party always features moun-
tains of food donated by local restaurants.
The party is free to the graduates and
security is provided by the sheriff's depart-
ment, police department and auxiliaries.

Once graduates chec-lin, they are not al-
lowed to leave. The event usually lasts until
about 5 a.m. The "auction" is the final event
of the evening.
Donations of cash and prizes are still
sought for the party. For more information,
contact Paul, Matt or Philip Buxton at 863-

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Alonzo Coleman struggles for yardage
after a catch in the first half of Thurs-
days scrimmage.

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May 24, 2009

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With his car disabled, the man jumped
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May 24, 2009

4 Okeechobee News

Public Forum/Speak Out

Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the com-
munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Have you seen the skunk ape? No, but I
have seen my power bill get a 5.9 percent in-
crease to add to my tax burdens. The county
commissioners want to add to it again. In
Okeechobee, we pay a 1 percent sales tax,
county gas tax and property taxes. If the
county gets 5.9 percent in this franchise,
how much does Florida Power and Light get
for their service?

Abortion and torture
Barrack Obama is chastising Bush, for
intimidation and torture on these murder-
ers. This is Barrack Obama doing this to the
Bush Administration, which I don't care for
him either. I don't like either one of them, so
I am totally neutral here. I just wonder how
Barrack Obama has no problem with tortur-
ing and killing little babies through abortion,
but he is against trying to get information
out of these criminals, murderers.

I think people who keep going on
about the crossword puzzles and Sudoku,
should just make it easier on themselves and
go buy a puzzle book, where every puzzle
is the same size and you can get them in
whatever size print you want. And hey, you
can even do more than one a day, you don't
have to wait till the next paper comes out
to get them! People keep complaining when
the puzzles aren't in there. Hello people! Its
called a newspaper, not a "puzzle" paper.
With the way the economy is, we should
be thankful that we still have the privilege of
receiving a newspaper three times a week.
Instead of supporting them, through this
economic struggle the country is having, all
I keep hearing from people is negative re
marks. I still think the paper is great, and I
love the new format, and I would rather go
to the store and buy a puzzle book, and have
an extra article in the paper to read.

Get a job
Welfare is not a job! It is to help you out
until you get back on your feet. These lazy
people need to get up and get a job.

Is anybody else getting tired of the word

Changes needed
It really bothers me to see the direction
this country is headed in, and I pray for it
daily. It's sad how a country that is referred
to as a "Christian" nation, has gotten so far
away from Christ. I believe that we would
see some major changes, if we would just
put God back in the center of each of our

Gas prices
What is with the gas prices going up
again? It makes no sense, jobs become
more and more scarce and gas prices be-
come more and more expensive.

Dead grass
Do you all really want to know why the
city of Okeechobee looks so ugly? Because
of OUA. They make you use their water, then
if you run a drop of it out on your yard, they
still charge you for their sewer system, for
every gallon you use. You can't even afford
to water your yard. And it looks like a desert
around here. I don't care if its a drought or
not. Then they go up on the rates. How do
you go up on the rates when you don't have
to make as much water? It doesn't really
make much sense does it?

Rain welcome
Isn't this rain we've been having a bless-
ing? Praise the Lord for his goodness to us.
I am so amazed living in Florida. Last
week my yard was brown. This week two
days after a good rain, I see green! By next
week, I'll need to get the lawn mower out.

Swine flu
This is to the person in the paper talking
about the swine flu on April 29. The Swine
Flu does not come from pigs. If they'd get
their education, they would know that. And
to the other person who said that people
crossing the border should be quarantined.
How are you going to catch all of the illegals
crossing the border?

Bar fights
Everyday you pick up the paper and
there are fights at a local bar. I thought after
so much trouble at a bar, you could close it
down. The bar needs to be closed down, its
no good.

Christian school
I was calling about the lack of support
for the Grace Christian Academy. They are
really struggling financially. And I just feel
that the community should support our
Christian schools a lot more than they do.
We have tons and tons of churches here in
Okeechobee and we say we want to raise
our kids in a good Christian environment,
but yet, here is a school who is trying to
do what we've asked them to do as far as a
community and they are struggling to even
make salary. If we are who we say we are
as Christians, we need to gather and support
and pray and seek God and see the differ
ence that the school is making in our kids.

Social Security
I would like to address the issue on
social security income. I just heard on the
news that they won't be giving a raise this
coming year. I think that this is terrible that
they should have to live off of four hundred
and some dollars a month. What is this gov-
ernment coming to?

God bless Joe Biden
In one of the few amusing parts of the
Wanda Sykes comedy routine at the White
House Correspondents' Dinner, she said:
"God forbid that Joe Biden falls into the
hands of terrorists....We're done. Oh, they
won't even have to torture him. All they have
to do is go, 'How's it going, Joe?'"
For all of you anti-Obamas out there.
You had better hope he is not killed in office.
Just look at who his replacement would be.

County staff downsized
How many millions would the county
save if they temporarily stopped the re-con-
struction of the old court house. It is our
money. I say stop it now. I cannot afford two
fancy courthouses.
The big "C" word again. -- Consolida-
tion. Just the mere mention of it gets some
of the city officials trembling. What a cost
effective idea for a city of this size, imagine
what could be done with the money saved.

The ultimate laws of reality
Law of Mechanical Repair: After your
hands become coated with grease, your
nose will begin to itch and you'll have to
Law of Gravity: Any tool, when dropped,
will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of Probability: The probability of be-
ing watched is directly proportional to the
stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a
wrong number, you never get a busy signal
and someone always answers.
Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you
were late for work because you had a flat
tire, the very next morning you will have a
flat tire.
Variation Law: If you change lines (or
traffic lanes), the one you were in will al-
ways move faster than the one you are in
now (works every time).

Fire rescue
I have recently learned that its worse off
than what pine lands has mentioned. Cur-
rently at this time if we have two car acci
dents in the county we have no ambulances
to respond in the county. Unlike coastal
communities were they can receive help
from neighboring cities, we have no body to
ask for help. Not to mention we provide first
response in our neighboring counties which
include Glades county to Indian prairie and
Martin County to JS fish camp, which takes
ambulance out of service upwards of two
hours. This is not right! We don't have the
ability to afford services in our county why
should we run other counties calls.

The jihadi virus in our jails
With the rampant growth of Islam al-
ready in place in our prison systems, this
will surely get worse by far if these guys are
placed in our civilian correctional facilities.
So many of these criminals are just weak
minded and still looking for acceptance they
will sign up for anything as long as it gives
them a sense of belonging. I hope and pray
to God that they do not get thrown into our
systems. Prison riots will be at an all time
high, and the real truth of the matter is, ci-
vilian officers (detention) are not trained
for this. You have some LEO that are highly
trained in terrorism, but only by their own
choosing, not because it is mandated.

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May 24, 2009

Reflections from the Pulpit

Discovering faith
at Fredericksburg

By Rev. Loy Mershimer
Pastor, Okeechobee Presbyterian Church
Memorial Day lessons for life:
In the preternatural cold night below Fred-
ericksburg, the sky was aglowwith a strange
light, haunting sounds of shell and shot and
ball, leaden missiles tearing through air and
earth, flesh and blood and mud and bone,
high-pitched whine of rifle balls and lower
roar of cannon, hellish shriek of shell. Josh-
ua Chamberlain lay on the battlefield with
the torn remnants of his men from the 20th
Maine. He survived only by lying between
the stacked, faithful dead.
He spent the long cold night there, in hor-

rid awe and wonder, death all around and
the Southern sky dancing with ghostly Au-
rora Borealis: what portent!
Wakened in the cold dawn by the re-
newed rifle fire, he made a sudden discov-
ery He moved his head -pillowed on a
corpse, and from the pocket of the soldier
that shielded him in death, awell-worn New
Testament dropped out. Chamberlain was
deeply moved. Listen to his words:
"Wakened by the sharp fire that spoke
the dawn, as I lifted my head from its restful
though strange pillow, there fell out from the
breast pocket a much-worn little New Tes-
tament written in it the owner's name and
home. I could do no less than take this to my
keeping, resolved that it should be sent to
that home in the sweet valley of the Susque-
hanna as a token that he who bore it had
kept the faith and fought the fight. I may add

Community Calendar

A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will
be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until
8:30 p m at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N W
Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 242
Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, A.A. weekend noon
meeting OD-Open Discussion; SS-Step Study;
BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12-
step fellowships N.A. Sickest Of The Sick (OD) 7
p.m. OD-Open Discussion; SS-Step Study; BT-
Basic Text, SP-Speaker *The Just for Today Club
of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted
by the Hibiscus Children's Center on the last
Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The
orientation is for those interested in fostering or
adopting in Okeechobee County This meeting
requires no RSVP and is a question/answer fo-
rum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the
Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for
open discussion at the Just for Today Club, 101
Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30
a m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group,
contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter
in Okeechobee. This chapter meets at the Turtle
Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road, Okeechobee
on Monday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at
the Moose Lodge and go around the curve just
past the church. Bring a lunch and join us for a
fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Chapter leader
Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 242
Hwy 441 S.E Okeechobee, N.A. Sickest Of
The Sick (OD) 7 p.m Open Discussion, SS-Step
Study; BT-Basic Text; *The Just for Today Club
of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.

VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and
bingo will start at noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441
S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 30
a.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group,
contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
Civil Air Patrol set to meet
The Civil Air Patrol meets each Tuesday
evening at the Okeechobee Airport T-Hanger
#1, meetings start at 7:30 p.m. For informa-
tion please call Capt Joe Papasso 561-252-
0916 or Lt Greg Gernat 863-697-9915 Just for
Today Club of Okeechobee, 242 Hwy 441 S E.,
Okeechobee N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group
Open Discussion at noon; N.A. Sickest Of The
Sick Group Open Discussion. *The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12
step fellowships
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is
for women who are hurting, homeless or been
abused. They meet on the first and third Tuesday
of every month from noon until 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., and on
the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 323
N. Parrott Ave. For more information call Donna
Dean at 863-801-9201 or 863-357-2106.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each
Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Maureen
Budjinski at 863-484-0110.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is
now an A A. meeting in Basinger on Tuesdays
at 7:30 p m in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U S. 98 Beginners
are welcome.
AI-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church
of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call Amy at 863-763-
8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 un-
til 9 p m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N W.
Third St
Grief and Loss Support Group meets ev-
ery Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hospice Building
located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at 863-467-2321.

that sparing mercy allowed the wish to be
fulfilled, and this evidence gave the stricken
mother's name a place in the list of the na
tion's remembered benefactors."
Ah! What honor! The loyalty that kept
Chamberlain at post, even with all hope
gone; the last breath of this dead soldier,
who even in death witnessed to life and
saved a special life with his broken body;
the enduring Word of God that sustained
him to hopeless things -shall this not echo
into eternity?
Is this honor not what keeps my hand
over my heart when I salute the flag?
Yeah, not the sins of my nation, but
the destined valor of souls who gave their
all that we might live live to be a light to
the nations this, this captures my heart. I
yet thrill when I hear the words, "America!
America! God shed His grace on thee! And

Family History Center meets from 1 until 5
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 For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
Widows and Widowers support group meets
at 7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
Parrott Ave, for breakfast. For information, June
Scheer at 863-634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group
meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735
S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith
Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a week-
ly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use
4th Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is
not a diet club. The only requirement for mem-
bership is a desire to stop eating compulsive-
ly. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.
Freedom Ranch AI-Anon meets every Tuesday
and is open to all who deal with someone with ad-
dictions, There is support with this epidemic. The
meetings are Tuesdays at 7 p m at the Freedom
Ranch, 11655 Hwy 441 S E Contact Jay at 863
467-8683 for questions or concerns
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St., will be hosting God's Time -- a morn-
ing of free organized Christian activities that in-
cludes play, instruction and interaction for par-
ents and their pre-school children. The event will
be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third
Terr., holds meetings for persons with alcohol
and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 863-357-3053.

crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea
to shining sea!"
The words of Chamberlain, the life of this
dead soldier... yes, they live on.
Even with America plagued by those
who hate what Chamberlain stood for.. yea,
something yet endures! He being dead yet
speaks. In great deeds, something abides.
On great fields, something stays. Forms pass
and change, bodies disappear, but spirits lin-
ger, to consecrate the ground as the vision
place of souls.
Only in faith do we keep such honor, and
not waste that love greater than life, that
they poured out like water. As Christ died to
make us holy, let us live to make others free
- living in the Truth that sets us free!



Sunday: Scattered showers, with thun-
derstorms also possible after noon. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 88. East southeast
wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms before mid-
night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Monday: A 50 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east
around 5 mph.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 69. Calm wind becoming
south southeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 88. South wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 68. East wind around 5
mph becoming calm.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 88. South wind around 5
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 67. West southwest wind
around 5 mph.


The Florida Lottery: Numbers selected
Thursday in the Florida Lotto are: Cash 3:
0-1-8; Play 4: 7-8-1-3; Fantasy 5: 1-2-4-24-
34. Numbers selected Friday are: Cash 3:
1-8-5; Play 4: 0-9-9-6.

May 24, 2009

Okeechobee News

Community Events

Putt Putt tournament
Good Habits and Old Spirits will sponsor
the Annual Putt Putt Tournament at the KOA
on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. There
will be an $8 entry fee, two-man scramble,
blind draw. Sign up at Good Spirits from
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tee off time is 2 p.m.
Must be 21 to play. Join us for great prizes,
fun & giggles. Proceeds benefit the KOA Kid

Chamber of Commerce
holds fundraiser
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
presents 'Mud Hole Madness' Memorial Day
weekend, May 24-25. Over 300 acres of
family fun over 70 acres of mud! Live music,
truck pull, children's riding area, children's
play area with pony rides, showers and
truck wash. Free camping and RV parking.
Entry is $20 daily children age 13 and under
free, at Holley Mud Hole, eight miles east of
Okeechobee off State Road 70. For informa-
tion go online to
or call 863-357-2456 or 863-763-6464.

Real Life Children's Ranch
to host benefit yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will
be open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
starting on May 18, through June 12, to host
a benefit yard sale. After June 12, our yard
sale will be closed for the rest of the sum-
mer. We will be accepting donations dur-
ing the remainder of the summer months.
Come on out for great bargains!

Keecnooeue i ews/narlnes Mvurpny

Donated laptop
Osiel Luviano donated a laptop
computer to Laura Serrano-Ve-
lazquez (right), during the Harvest
of Hope ceremony on Wednesday
night at Okeechobee High School.
Someone else was incorrectly cred-
ited with the donation in the story
in the Friday edition of this news-
paper. We regret the error and any
confusion it may have caused.

Horse Day Camp
UF/IFAS Okeechobee County 4-H Pro-
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of Okeechobee, will be offering the Third
Annual "Just Horsing Around" Horse Day
Camp. Each of the three weeks will have a
unique theme. The first week, June 8-12,
will focus on general horsemanship and rid-
ing skills. The second week, July 6-10, will ex-
pose campers to various equine disciplines.
The third week, July 13-17, will offer camp-
ers insight into the rodeo world, focusing
on pole bending, I rr-l ri,. : :. ,t t-.ii,
roping and other i.,,, ,-.., I .I ..
For more information and to register please
contact the Okeechobee Extension Office at
863-763-6469. Camp fee is $100 plus a $25
stall fee per week. Participants must provide
their own horses. *Pre-registration is re-
quired for the first week horse camp by no
later than June 1.

Considering adoption?
Please join the Children's Home Society
of Florida at our monthly Adoption Orienta-
tion session, 415 Avenue A, Suite 100, Fort
Pierce, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, May
28. For anyone interested in learning more
about adoption. This fun, casual and FREE
open house-style orientation will provide an
overview of adoption and answer all ques-
tions related to adoption and CHS' adop-
tion process. Please help us raise adoption
awareness in our community as we try to
find additional permanent, loving homes for
children in foster care. To RSVP or for more
information, contact Children's Home Soci-
ety's Adoption information line at 772-489-
5601, ext. 277.

Reach and Rock concert
Reach FM, Christian radio station (90.5
FM) is hosting a concert, REACH and ROCK,
on Friday, June 5, at the Freshman Campus.
The time is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Any local busi-
ness that would like to donate toward this

tise. For information, call Debi at 863-467-
8080 or 863-447-0175.

Newspaper no longer

contains comics
Effective with today's issue, the
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dictate that we stop buying, printing, and
inserting them into the newspaper. We
wish that we were able to continue to
offer comics, but we believe the move
is necessary for us to continue to fulfill
our #1 mission, which is to provide local
news to our readers and community. We
believe you'll still find significant content
and value in the Okeechobee News, es-
pecially with the package of coupons
that is delivered each Sunday. In fact
each Sunday issue typically contains sev-
eral hundred dollars worth of savings!

Healthy Start group seeks
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting
donations of baby items such as furniture,
shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers
and other items for infants and toddlers. Pro-
ceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women
in the community. For information, call 863-
Pregnancy financial
assistance available
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned
down for Medicaid? Healthy Start may be
able to help. For information, contact Becky
Smith at 863-462-5877.
Diabetes Support Group
at Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly
Diabetes Support Group which meets on
the second Thursday of each month in the
hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any
questions please call the program coordina-
tor, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at
Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee
Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals work-
ing in various vocations. This is a self-study
course that includes text work and the suc-
cessful completion of a multiple choice writ-
ten test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at 863-763-2488
for information.

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Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e mailing Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link the obituaries is available at

Lucille Stein Mack, 76
OKEECHOBEE Lucille Stein Mack, passed
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dria, Pa. She resided in Florida for the past 45
She is survived by her three children, Walter
Kay Mack (Frances), Lois Garza (James), and
Edna Mack; three grandsons, Cliff Roberts, Chad
Roberts, and Ernie Mack; three .1 .. I I,;I
dren; three sisters, Lois Savicki ,,i i ,i
Stein, and Gladys Gottschalck; and two broth-
ers, Bob Stein and Gene Stein (MaryAnn).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to
Plam Beach County Hospice.
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Review committee

looks at site plans

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With a few changes the City of Okeecho-
bee Technical Review Committee, at their
May 21, meeting, approved the site plan for
an expansion to Big Lake Eye Care. How-
ever, it's back to the drawing board for First
Baptist Church's expansion plans.
Both site plans were presented by Steve
Dobbs of the engineering firm of Rudd Jones
PE and Associates.
Big Lake Eye Care is planning for an ex-
pansion of about 3,900 square feet includ-
ing an upstairs apartment, expansion of the
existing business as well as 2,400 square
feet of rental units. City Planner Bill Brisson
was concerned that the site plan contained
no dumpster location, there was no loading
area and the landscaping did not meet re-
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ster that could be fenced. The proposed site
plan was approved provided new landscap-
ing matched existing landscaping, a loading
zone and dumpster site were provided and
a sidewalk built.
First Baptist Church submitted a site plan
for: E .. . .... , . i i ,, , I i-
of parking spaces between the church and
school operated by the church. Mr. Brisson
suggested a plan be submitted to show that
both entities would not be needing parking
spaces at the same time. There was some
discussion of the number of paved versus

be paved because they are used more fre-
quently than the parking spaces used exclu-
sively for church services. There was also
discussion of traffic flow at entrances to the
building and at intersections.

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John Hayford, executive director of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority said that two
water lines and water meters would have
to relocated. He also said that the current
sewer pump staton serving the church is
small and that a larger station at a different
location might have to be built. Because of
all the issues involved, Mr. Jones was asked
to redraw the site plan and present it at a
another meeting.
Postyour opinions in the Public Issues Forum at Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at



Unusual condominium

plans proposed

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The county planning board/board of ad-
justments and appeals will be considering
preliminary plat approval for a condomini-
um plat when they meet Tuesday evening.
However, this is not your ordinary condo-
minium. The proposed Pine Creek Cottages
will consist of 23 cottages on 26 acres clus-
tered around a lake west of Hilolo Road.
While each condominium owner will own
their own cottage, the land surrounding the
cottage will be commonly held by the hom-
eowners association.
The development is part of Pine Creek
Ranch, a private hunting lodge development
of about 2,392 acres located west of Hilolo
Road and north of C.R. 68. Pine Creek Ranch
is divided into 22 tracts, each one greater
than 40 acres and will include a club house
and lodge, tree house, aviary and dog ken-
The condominium complex will be ac-
cessed by a paved road about one mile long

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What: Monthly meeting of the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals
When: 7 p.m., May 26
Where: Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
through Pine Creek Ranch to be built by the
developer running west from Hilolo Road.
US Land Acquisition, LLC is the property
owner and Pine Creek, LLC is the applicant.
The other item on the agenda that evening
is of more routine nature. Robert Shaffer,
property owner and applicant, is requesting
a special exception to allow for the storage
of recreational vehicles, travel trailers, boats,
automobiles and the like in a commercial
zoning district. The property in question is
located at 4251 U.S. 441 S.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached


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OZONE League Champions
The Raulerson Hospital baseball team is the OCRA 2009 "OZONE" League
Champions. The Raulerson Hospital team completed the season with 11
wins and 1 loss. In the top row are: Coach Tom Finney, Jerry Smith, Jarred
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Community Brief
My Aunt's House seeks volunteers board member of The Clothes Closet. The
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) or- volunteer should communicate well with
ganization is looking for two to three volun- the public and should be able to seek sup-
teers to work in our Closet any day, or days, port from city and county officials, business
Monday through Friday during the hours of executives and other organizations. Work
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for days and hours are flexible. Call 863-634-
a volunteer to become the director and a 2306 for information.

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Milicevic named 2008 Trailblazer Award honoree ,

MINNEAPOLIS-Mike Milicevic, general tors. It is
manager of Lykes Bros. Ranch, Okeecho- or group v
bee, has been named BEEF magazine's 2008 farsighted
Trailblazer Award honoree. pushing f(
Mr. Milicevic was honored for his role in pu r
the drafting of "Water Quality Best Manage- grams or
ment Practices for Florida Cow/Calf Opera- and impro
tions." Spearheaded by the Florida Cattle- vironment
men's Association and drawn up in a unique
partnership between producers and regula- Live
tors, the manual is both a roadmap and ve- 19, 2
hicle to enhance and protect water quality Cows
in Florida, as well as serve as a template for Breaking
other states. Cutter
The manual is now posted on the web- Canner
site of the Florida Department of Agriculture Bulls
and Consumer Services Office of Agricultural 1500-2000
Water Policy at
Sponsored by John Deere, the Trailblazer Monday T
Award is bestowed annually by BEEF edi- Cows O
Community Event Bls A
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Cancer Society seeks Total
volunteers Med #1 S
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The American Cancer Society is recruit- 200-250 1
ing volunteers who are interested in making 250-300 1
a difference in the fight against cancer. Vol- 300-350
350-400 1
unteers with the American Cancer Society's 400-450 1
Florida Division participate in programs that 450-500 1
support research funding, educate the com- 50-650
munity, deliver services to patients and ad-
vocate for policies that help defeat cancer. Med #2 St
150-200 9
To get involved, call the American Cancer 200-250 1
Society at 800-ACS-2345. 250-300 1

awarded to an industry individual
,hose volunteer contributions and
leadership were instrumental in
forward significant research, pro-
irojects that benefited the industry
ved the production and profit en-
for U.S. beef producers.

Read more about the award and its hon-
oree in the November 2008 issue of BEEF
Or view the video at: http://beefmactazine.

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Arrest Report

The following persons were arrested on
felony or DUI charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Okeecho-
bee City Police Department (OCPD), Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) or the Florida Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
Millard Wayne Bearden Ill, 16, was ar-
rested May 19 by Deputy Donald Ellis on a
charge of cultivation of marijuana. After
being booked at the Okeechobee County
Jail he was released into the custody of his
Carlos Mequiad Rivero, 16, N.E. 168th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 20 by
Deputy Marcus Collier on a charge of bat-
tery on detention staff. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to
the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
William Brandon Bailey, 22, Ninth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Dep-
uty Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with possession of alprazo-
lam. His bond was set at $5,000.

MichaelAndersonGoins, 40, N.E. Fourth
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by
Deputy Harold Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with assault.
His bond was set at $400.
Steven Cody Crose, 20, N.E. 128th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy
Bart Potter on felony charges of grand theft
and burglary of a structure. He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of driving
while license suspended with knowledge.
His total bond was set at $15,500.
Alfredo Gomez Jr., 20, S.E. 57th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 22 by Depu-
ty Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with dealing in
stolen property. His bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests, not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is
listed here and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them dropped, is
welcome to inform the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and print it.

Sexual Predator Notification

Michael Hartford, 21, of 2414 Southeast
30th Street, Okeechobee, is a white male
with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is six
feet, four inches and weighs 270 lbs.
Hartford was convicted of Lewd Moles-
tation of a Child on June 18, 2008 in Dixie
County, Fla. The victim was a minor. If you
have any questions regarding this bulletin,
contact Michele or Connie at the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office at 763-3117,
extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
is disclosing this information to the public
in order to enhance public safety, aware-
ness, and protection. This information is
not intended to increase fear: rather it is this

agency's belief
that an informed
public is a safer
This bulletin
should be used
only for informa-
tion purposes.
Citizen abuse of
the information Courtesy photo/OCSO
to threaten, in- Michael Hartford.
timidate, or ha-
rass offenders will not be tolerated, in any
Sex offenders have always lived in the
communities. The only change is the public
is now better informed.

Workforce Solutions for Summer Employers

Employers provide a short-term,
meaningful work experience
opportunity for youth participants
and Workforce Solutions will provide
pre-screened, qualified employees
and cover the cost of their

How the Summer Youth
Employment Program Works

The youth participants will be
compensated at no cost to the
company. Salary of $8 per hour and
workers'compensation will be
covered for youth while at a
company's worksite.Work
experiences are 32 hours per week
for a period of six to 10 weeks from
mid-June through August. A Youth
Job Coach will be assigned to each
company to monitor the progress of
the youth participants and handle
payroll. All qualified youth
participants will attend a two-week
work readiness training to prepare
them for their work experience

How to Make a Pledge

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opportunities for youth participants.
Visit for
more information and to complete a
pledge form, or contact John Gurney
at 863-462-5350 for more
information. Deadline for pledges is
May 29, 2009.

Youth interested in participating in
the Summer Youth Employment
Program can learn more about
eligibility requirements by visiting or call
the youth hotli ne _
at 1-866-228-8864.

Adult Work
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are also available for
employers to give an
individual with
limited employment
history, or an
extended period of
unemployment, the
practice work
readiness skills,
newly obtained
occupational skills, or
simply re-enter
employment. Work
experiences are
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exceed six (6)
months. Visit our
website for more
information and to
complete a pledge

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Red Cross plans 'Heroes in the Park' Family Fun Day

The American Red Cross "Heroes in the
Park" committee is hard at work. The He-
roes for the American Red Cross is an annual
fundraising campaign that has successfully
helped chapters of all sizes raise significant
revenue from local events and also helps to
increase local awareness in the community.
This year's activity is a "Family Fun Day"
in the park.
The event will be held on Saturday, June
6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Flagler Park. Lo-
cal businesses will participate by construct-

ing an activity booth. Tickets will be sold at
.50 cents each. Most activities will take one
ticket to play. The committee is also coordi-
nating a Backyard Cook-Off of ribs, chicken
and home-baked pies. The entry fee for the
meat cook-off is $50 per category and the
pie contest is $25 per category. The pie con-
test will be for three categories including pe-
can, apple or pumpkin. Winners will receive
a trophy and hold the title for the very first,
"Heroes in the Park" Backyard Cook-Off!
Other fun contests will include "Guitar

Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler
(Left to right) Keith Stripling, Debbie Riddle, Sharon Vinson, Julie Shook, Terry
Burroughs, Candace Burke, Buck Hand, Billy Dean, Maureen Budjinski, Don-
na Huth, Teresa Chandler/Event Chair, Toni Doyle, Stephanie Hand, Danielle
Shockley and Marnie Lauter. Not pictured are: Robert Lee, Donny Arnold and
KImberly Frazier.

Hero," a photo contest and Hoola Hoop
contest with trophies for the winners. The
"Guitar Hero" contest will be three catego-
ries: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18. The "Photo
Contest" is for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. The
"Hoola Hoop" contest will be for ages 30
and over! Trophies will be presented at the
awards ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Hot dogs, soda, chips and local vendors
will be present to serve your appetite. There
will also be snowcones, popcorn, lemonade
and other goodies!
The list of activities include a bounce
house, slide, basketball, baseball and foot-
ball toss, dunk tank, sack races, deer hunter,
"Fear Factor," duck pond, water balloon toss
and much, much more. There will also be
live entertainment throughout the day!
All proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee
Service Center.
For over 90 years, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty of the American Red Cross has provided
relief to victims of disasters at home and
abroad, taught life-saving skills and sup-
ported military members and families. The
American Red Cross, a charity and not a
government agency, depends on voluntary
contributions of time and money to perform
its humanitarian mission.
If you have any questions, would like to
volunteer or need any further information,
please do not hesitate to call Debbie Riddle,
Branch Manager at 863-763-2488.

Town Home $650.00

Duplex $750.00

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Students of the Week
Osceola Middle School students of the week for the week of May 18-22,
included: Levi Summerford, CJ Sheffield, Benjamin Levins, Amber Hood,
Makayla Underwood, Kailey Hoover, Alicia Richards, Nancy Sixto, Heriberto

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Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary School students are achieving excellence in the
classroom. Students of the week for May 18-22, include kindergarten stu-
dents: Makayla Burnham, Westyn Boone, Faith Brazil, Jesse Luna Raya; first
graders: Rebecka Mims, Leonard Rigdon, Brenda Sixto, Mario Raya; second
grade students: Enoc Leon, Tia McCoy, Alyssa Baldwin, Zachary Williams,
Brooklyn Weeks; third graders: John Nelson, Hannah Hortman, Jimmy Big-
ford, Madison Usry, Kassie Weldon, Stephanie Sippert; fourth grade: Shan-
non Mayes, Carolyn Major, Daniella Navarro, Matthew Barlow, Katelynn Rob-
erts: and, fifth grade students: Angelica Salmeron-Jaimes, Jorge Rodriguez,
Jessica Cason, Sarah Burkhardt.

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3/2 cathedral ceilings, tile
throughout, wood cabinets,
plant shelves, appliances,
$113,000. inc. lot.
(Reduced price if built on your lot)
Contact (863) 634-0571
Lic# Crc1328235

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garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
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NOW Accepting Applications
for these and other positions:

Bingo Caller
Database Analyst
Slot Attendant
Cocktail Server

Competitive Pay, 401K,
& Insurance Benefits

E-mail Resume:
Fax Resume: (863) 467-1197
or Apply in Person
17735 Reservation Road
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

Drug Free Workplace
SBackground Check Required

with minimum 5 yrs exp. to Run Collection/Disco
Must have clean D/L & routes. Ear $400-1000+
own tools. Good pay, p/wk. Need own Ladder
benefits. DFWP. equipped vehicle & valid
No phone calls accepted. DL. Drug & Background
Apply in person at 312 chk. $500 Signing Bonus
SW 2nd St., Okechobee. for Qualfied Individuals.
Call: 561-386-0449

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Experience Needed in
Verifying Insurance
Must have Medical Office
Experience, be Computer

Please drop off resume
before Noon

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SUPER Cleaning person
seeks work, thorough,
trustworthy, dependable,
reasonable 863-824-0545
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When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.
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go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifeds.
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's dassifieds.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.

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the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


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true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
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Bureau at 772-878-2010
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well as long distance toll
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but occasionally we may
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charges. Therefore, If
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.
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for Birthday
Parties &
Special Events!

Showtime Entertainment
is no longer with Pier II
*Now at Brewski's*
3495 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee Florida
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Painting, Repairs,
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*Quality work at an af-
fordable* Pressure
cleaning/roof coating/
clam shutters repair/
gutter cleaning/
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or Jewel 863-261-2838.

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C/HEAT & AIR 2 yr
old, 3 ton unit. Frigi-
daire (made in USA)
$1,650 (863)467-7528
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the

refrigerator, stove, mi-
Scmwave & dishwasher.
* All in new condition.
$1500 863-634-8420

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Genuine Orthopedic
Foam encased sides
Was $595 now $297
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Was $1199 now $597
Hibhpoint Furniture
2350 US 27 N Sebrng
Across from

*For Sale* Water Bed
Beautiful Queen complete
with side rails $400 obo

Electric Bicyde $375,

Tub $800, Make offer

2 Long Hair & 2 Short Hair
UKC Reg. w/health celt
$400 ea (863)763-3073

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tractor, w/3 pt. hitch
PTO, $450.


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CHICKENS All sizes,
starting at $1.50 for
baby chicks. 763-4205/
QUE Pigs. $50 & up.
Call 863-763-4205 or

Blueberry $13,
Pomegranates $25,
Pecans $60, Papaya $10
FL Trees Peaches,

Vermiculite, Perlite,
Bulk Mulch
Eucalyptus & Pine
Lic. # 48006674

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In Town, 2br/2ba, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500. sec.
to town. Newly renovat-
ed. Only $750 mo. in-
cludes water. Pets
okay upon approval.
Call 561-255-4377

KINGS BAY 2bd/2ba,
$650 per mo $650 Sec,
no pets. (863)763-7301
or (863) 697-1623 I
Included 1BR in town,
$700/mo, no pets,
smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861

round floor, 1BR/1BA,
water incl., pets ok,
$750 mo. Call Sandy

3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open
floor plan, $850/mo,
first & last
Call Brandi 863-634-3407
Okeechobee Real Etate
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile foors, jacuzzi
tub, Bring Pets, Large
Yards (561)723-2226
in the country! 2/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome Call Buzz

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Canal Front furnished
2/1 MH, carport, shed,
washer, dryer, screen
porch, boat dock. $800
includes water & lawn
care. (863) 467-7528
Garbage pickup & Lawn
included. $800 mo., 1st
& sec. (863)634-5283
IBA, Rim Canal. Pool &
Dock. Furnished w/Bed-
ding, Linens& Cookware.
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
included. 786-201-0306
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout,
$1195/mo, 1set & sec
move in (561)248-3888
or (863)599-0156
Southwest Section
3/2, w/2 car
arage, c/a/h, w/d
ookup, oak trees.
or (863)634-9330

ft. per unit-4 units avail.
Call (772)201-7473 &
ask about free rent.

Private room w/ bath,
non smoker, 3/2 mobile
home 863-763-2990

Call 863-634-8374

3BR, 2BA, with shed.
$950 move in,
Call 863-824-0981
TALS 2/3 BR, lake ac-
cess, easy in, furn. or
unfurn. From $650/mo.
or weekly. Call

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3/2 1/2 New two story
Indian Hammock.air
strip,horse facilities,
4000 ac. gated commu-
nity 245000

Orange Blossom
Ranches $99,900. 3/2
on dbl lot, built in 2000,
excellent cond. Call
Steve (863)801-1739

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Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA,
C/AHO $500 m.a 3 BR,
2BA, C/A $600 mo. N
pets. (863)763-4031
$400/mo $400 sec
dep. (317)402-5441
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The Okeechobee County Board of County Comm owner wil hold its Regu-
lar S on on Thurda, May 28, 2009 at 900 a at the Heath Depart
menrt Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
Any peon deding to appeal a- dec n made by the B rd of County
Comm. oner waih respect tany matter condeed at thi meeting wl
ned a record of the p eedgs nd that, e h purpoe he
ll need to tenure ata e rat re d uh r dng i made
which rord hal nclud Te e t money and eiden ie upon wh the ap
peal s to be bad
In aordane wth the eronr wh Dl abltlse Ad (DA and Forida
Statute 28626, perons wth e dlblt needng s clal accomm tie n to
participate in this proceeding should contact Paua Poskon later than
two (2) working day pior to the prod ing at 863-763-213, ext 2100
If you are haring or voice impaire cll TDD 100222344 (voice) or
1888-4475620 (Mee).
SBelts r, C chairmann ,
Board of County Comm owner
Oteehobee County, Ronda
Sharon Robertson, Cerk
Board of County Comm osoners
O2eQhobee County, Floda
321803 ON 5/24/09

Beef Industry

Vision Awards


DENVER The 2009 Beef Industry Vi-
sion Awards, presented by the National
Cattlemen's Foundation, were announced
Saturday at th Cae Cattle dustry Annual Con
vention and Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz.
Among those honored was Lykes Bros.
Inc. of Okeechobee and Glades Counties.
The Vision Award, sponsored by Micro
Beef Technologies, Amarillo, Texas, recog
nizes individuals, businesses and organiza-
tions in the cattle industry that have incor
porated innovation into their operation in an
effort to enhance not only their business, but
also the industry as a whole.
Lykes Bros. Inc. won the Cow/Calf aware.
Lykes Brothers Ranch was founded in the
late 1800s by Dr. Howell Lykes, M.D., who
left a medical career to begin ranching and
producing citrus. Today, Lykes Brothers is
the fourth largest cow/calf operation in the
U.S. and is managed by Mike Milicevic who
is based in Florida. The operation consists
of more than 20,000 cows and has been in
evolved in every segment of the beef indus-
try. Utilizing technology, they are dedicated
to producing a high quality beef product,
while improving profitability. Their produc-
tion and marketing strategies include private
treaty sales, the use of video markets and
value based practices including age and
source verification programs, and preventa-
tive health management strategies to incor
porate pre- and post-weaning vaccination
programs. Proactively balancing environ-
mental and regulatory requirements with
production needs, Lykes Brothers has pro-
vided leadership and collaborated with state
government agencies to develop positive
working relationships resulting in program

Vacant building
fire under
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
No one was injured 1..- 1. 1. af-
ter a fire broke out at a .... i Ii.h. on
441 SE., Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
Five units and eight firemen and volun-
teers responded to 9825 US 441 to property
owned by Steve Riordan and found fire and
smoke coming from the rear of the struck
ture, Lt. Robert Neal said. The report noted
firemen responded in eight minutes and the
last unit left the scene some four hours later.
The fire was first reported just after 8 p.m.
The cause of the fire was under investiga
tion. The fire report did say the fire originated
in the area of the hot water heater. Firemen
said the blaze was put out without difficulty.
They then opened the windows and doors
to ventilate the home. An estimate of dam-
age was not immediately available.

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bee Freshman Campus had their an-
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used red plastic cups to create a me-
morial for their dear friend, Rigoberto
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