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Vol. 101 No. 62 Sunday, MVay 23, 2010

Su en s learn a out wa er cycle
South Elementary School third graders recently enjoyed a field trip to Eagle Bay and
to Jaycee Park. While at Eagle Bay, to learn about water conservation and the water
cycle. Airboat riders, (front to back and left to right) included Taylor Shatzer, Cyn-
thia Cortez, Llen Garcia, Jacob Schwan, Armanni Gallegos, Sumer Baker, Victoria
Hamby, Shamir Ali, Zachary Warren, Gage Cashwell, Christian Violette, Miss Laura
Luchetta and, of course, Captain Tom.
For more on the story, see Page 2

Seniors warned about scams

Tips help avoid identity theft
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
About 30 people attended a special seminar
at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center to hear a
presentation last week on how they can protect
themselves from scams aimed at senior citi-
"It's a growing crises. It's not getting better,
it's getting worse," Elder Crime Intervention

Specialist Mary Jones told the crowd Tuesday'
May 18. "There are a lot of reasons why people
would want your identification."
Although seniors were given information
on a few specific scams, the main focus of the
seminar dealt with simple ways that seniors
can protect themselves. A few don'tt" that can
minimize the risk of identity theft include:
don't carry a Social Security card;
don't carry multiple credit cards;
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CitV'S plan


6 Valuat ed

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Planning Board
held a public workshop as part of their May
20 meeting to discuss the draft of the 2010
evaluation and appraisal report (EAR) of the
city's comprehensive plan. The purpose of
the EAR is to analyze the successes and fail-
ures of the city's comprehensive plan and
to identify major issues of concern and to
identify proposed changes to amend and
update the plan. The board discussed the
level of recreational activity available and the
amount of space necessary for recreation
based on population.
The EAR discussed five major issues of
concern. The first concern dealt with the
need to provide for a transition from resi-
dential use to commercial use for certain
areas of the city. The board looked at maps
provided by city planner Bill Brisson show-
ing a proposed commercial corridor roughly
two blocks either side of Park and Parrott Av-
Board member Douglas McCoy said the
rh t.41N raaidb 1t of t railra trank
should be included in the industrial corri-

in certain areas. Mr. Brisson confirmed that
in such areas individual lots would remain
residential until a zoning change request
was made. The board had no problem al-
lowing multifamily and commercial zoning
in a transition area.
The next area of concern discussed was
the inconsistencies between the zoning map
and the future land use plan. Mr. Brisson
said in some cases the future land use map
might be changed to conform to the present
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comments from the board members after
the meeting if they wanted to have addi-
tional input. At a later meeting Mr. Brisson
will have all suggested changes incorpo-
rated into the report. The board will then
take formal action to recommend that the
city council submit the report to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs.
Turning to other business, Phil Baugh-
man brought up the issue of temporary
structures. Current city regulation prohibits
temporary uses such as a produce stand, sale
of used items, food items, crafts and similar
goods in the commercial and industrial area
of the city. He said such things as customer
appreciation day should be exempt from the
temporary use regulation. Mr. Baughman felt
the regulation should apply to those people
who do not have a business and set up a
temporary stand. He felt a business owner
should c alaosoenda po temporary struc-
After considerable discussion on the is-
sue the board took no official action.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at Reporter Pete Gawda can
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Continued From Page 1
zoning. He said future land use and current
zoning should be consistent.
The third major area of concern deals
with Taylor Creek. The goal is have a bal-
ance between development and protecting
the natural resources. The EAR recommends
encouraging low impact development
which treats more runoff water on site and
have less of it to run off.
The fourth area of concern deals with the
need for consistent urban design standards.
The consensus of the board was that they
agreed with the recommended policies for
standard architectural design and improve-
ment of the downtown appearance.
The last area of concern is the need to
em hhas ee p destrian c netiviy in ses-
said the city is already working to have a
better sidewalk program. The city might be
required to fill in gaps between sidewalkS
required to be built by builders
Mr. Brisson said he would accept written

South Elementary
School third graders re-
cently enjoyed a field trip
to Eagle Bay and to Jaycee
Park. While at Eagle Bay,
the students learned about
water conservation and
the water cycle from the
South Florida Water Man-
agement District.
They also had an op-
portunity to ride on an
airboat and learn many in-
teresting things about the
plants and animals that
call the ecosystem home.
They also learned how the
Hoover Dike and Taylor
Creek got their names and
a little about the Battle of
Thanks to Eagle Bay
Airboat Tours for making
this field trip possible.

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ing their recent field trip to Eagle Bay.

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May 23, 2010

Okeechobee News

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man entered into a plea
deal with the state and on Monday, May 17,
he received a prison sentence of 25 years.
James William Kennedy, 48, was arrested
May 10, 2009, on charges of lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation and capital sexual battery.
By entering into the April 29, 2010, plea
deal the capital sexual battery charge was
Kennedy then entered a plea Monday of
no contest to a charge of lewd and lascivi-

ous molestation of a child
under the age of 12.

RobCr tela)eurrtaccoutd
the deal and ruled that
Kennedy must serve a
minirnur/Inandatory sen-
tence of 25 years, be clas-
sified as a sexual predator
and give a DNA sample. James W.
Kennedy will receive Kennedy
credit for the 373 days has already spent in
the Okeechobee County Jail.
Judge Belanger also ordered that when

he is released from prison, Kennedy can-
not: go within 1,000 feet of a day care, play-
ground or any place where children gather;
have any contact with the victim; cannot
have unsupervised contact with any child
under the age of 18; cannot view or possess
pornography; and, he cannot work where
c ilren congregate. .
Kennedy will also have to submit to war-
rantless searches of his borne or car, take
a polygraph test every year and maintain a
driving log.


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The following people are among
Okeechobee's Most Wanted persons. There
are active warrants for each of then. The cri-
teria for making Okeechobee's Most Wanted
top five is based on the severity of the crine
in conjunction with the age of the warrant.
If you have any information on the where-
abouts of any of Okeechobee's Most Want-
ed you can call the Treasure Coast Crine
Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call
Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have
the option of remaining anonymous. You
can also receive a reward if the information
results in an arrest.
Marcel Bates, DOB 10/13/1976, Failure
of Sexual Offender R> Report R> DHSMV
Bond $10,000
Richard Duncan Ellis, W/M, DOB

1/1/1967. Agg Battery, LSOA, w/Property
Darnage, No Bond.
Jamie Samperio, DOB 7/14/1982, 5'7",
190 lbs. FTA -Fraudulent use of personal ID
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black hair, VOP -Forgery, VOP -Uttering
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220 lbs; 8 Cts Violation of Probation, No
Bond, VOP- Grand Theft, Obtain Controlled
Sub By Fraud, False Info to Pawnbroker, Traf-
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Public Forum/Speak Out

Reflections from the Pulpit

Letters to the editor

4 Okeechobee News

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Speak Out hosmoved 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!

You know you're living
in 2010 when ...
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the
2. You haven't played solitaire with real
cards in years..
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to
reach your family of three.
th4 Youne-mail the person who works at
t5 fYourdreason for not stayin hin toc
wit nrend Iand fmily is tat tey do'
have e-mail dresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and
use lour cell phore to se if ar yone is home
7. Every commercial on television has a
web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell
phone, 0 ( 0)oue dn' even Ifns theofirsa
cause for panic and you turn around to go

n1 .e Yu get up in the morning and go on
lnel l.Yo~re g ttirg your c hfee dsd t
1 Yo) ustr tling your head seways to
smij You are too busy to notice there was
no #9 on this list.
*When you don't know anyone's phone
numb ers because you have never had to dial

Lawn mowing
*If I am going to hire someone to mow
ndy aewn, fint kian gonn otomsee ifany nal
to make a few bucks because it saves me
money and it helps them. It is very hard for a
teenager to find a job these days. We should
encourage teenagers to work, but how can
they do so if no one will hire them? Some-
one has to give them a chance. Sorry lawn
care companies, but that's how I feel.

*In response to the comment from the
lawn care company owner who was upset
because people are hiring unlicensed folks
to mow their lawns, at least the kid with a
lawnmower in the back of his truck is not
pulling a big trailer that blocks the road
when I am trying to get home. What really
irks me about the lawn care companies is
that they leave their trailers out in the middle
of the street and everyone else has to navi-
gate around them. Sometimes they even
block most of the street.

Kidney transplant
*My heart goes out to the mother of the
girl who needs a kidney transplant. It must
be hard being on the waiting list and not
knowing if the girl will live long enough to
make it to the top of the list. Looking for a
live donor who is a match to volunteer one
ofr ter Iw wk dne'1t I- sell thatawoul tk
that she wrote a letter to the editor and put
that in the newspaper to see if someone
might respond. Due to my own medical is-
sues, I can't offer to help, but I want her to
know that her family is in my prayers. Edi
tor's note: If anyone wishes to contact the
mother, the newspaper office has her con-
tact information.

*Now that we are in the middle of Love-
tugseason, itwould be adgoo dtima artsheese

Everyone has these lovebugs all over their
cars and need to get them off before they
ruin the paint.

Reservoir within the la key "
*I cannot believe the state would even
consider the proposal to build a reservoir
within Lake Okeechobee to store water.
It would be incredibly expensive to build
a dike within the dike. And it would be an
envroon entai nlohttnar.k t wouldrderstn?
ties because it would ruin the fishing. Plus,
it would probably affect the water systems
for all of the towns around the lake that use
lake water for their utility system. Surely it
makes more sense to build reservoirs and
water storage treatment areas south of the
lake on the land that the state is buying from
U.S. Sugar.

from God. We are not as a nation going to
be forgiven of our sins and God most defi-
nitely will not heal our land.
Our nation that is drifting from its Biblical
principles is losing the proper definition of
what it ought to be. For instance, our gov-
ernment simply does not understand Islam,
or else it is a fellow traveler, which I definite-
ly believe includes members of the Obama
Consider the following: Islam is totally dif-
ferent from any other religion in the world.
Its aim is world evangelism, which means
to make the entirety of the world Muslim,
and to do so either by peaceful means, or by
force. To be sure, it functions precious little
by peaceful means, if at all, simply because
once one knows and understands even a
little bit about the religion of Islam, it is no
longer desired. So that leaves force. In other
words, the do not lac kthe will to sbjugata

religion of Islam, they only lack the way.
To note the cruelty of this religion, one
need only look at its quickness to murder
other Muslims who do not subscribe to par-
ticular belief systems within its own ranks,
Anything that has no regards whatsoever for
innocent victims including women and chil-
dren, is barbaric indeed.
a ra c every Mus dr tse world is not

tsms he tn sskptTy witsthtthos who carry

fisb to uneadthOur govrnomer t sb-
is a peaceful religion, with only just a few
radicals in it. But in one sense of the use of
the word "radical" all Muslims are radicals
because the religion of Islam concludes all
people who don't subscribe to Islam as infi-
dels and they are to be treated as such.
It is time for our Christian heritage to be
heard again by the people "who are called
by my name." And that name is Jesus.

Thank you to family, friends and busi-
nesses for your helping hands.

y ways. May

help appreciated We are~ blessed inso man
The family of Brooke and Morgan Smith God bless each and every one.
would like to thank our community for mak- John Smith and family
ing the Smith Twin Benefit a success. Okeechobee

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The American way of life and
the Obama Administration
By Rev. James R. Dawson, Jr.
Assistant Pastor
First United Methodist Church
Fear that the Obama Administration
does not at all subscribe to the American
way of life. What do I mean by that?
This nation was founded on the Judeo/
Christian concept, which is the Word of
However, the Judeo/Christian principles
are being abandoned in this country, not
only by the Obama Administration, but
many others as well. If the Lord should tarry
and these current trends continue, it will ul-
timately conclude in our destruction.
bhe blamedfor this ain I s direction is to
Simon P terwo tee or the tie cis come

tGo ad if ite fstuegi ite us, w t oual teto
end be of them who obey not the Gospel of
God?" (I Peter 4:17 ICIV)
Sadly and regrettably the Church is de-
parting from the Word of God, thereby em-
bracing the directions of secular progres-
sives. This has a serious effect in the spiritual
world of our nation and we are leaving our
Bt a I nh vee ad, tthe blam fo thi spi it I
dtrioration is the fault of the Church. God

the Chrsch e Iot dng hte :d as to
us to do to avoid this self-destruction. We are
not, as children of God who are called by His
name, humbling ourselves before God. We
are not praying together in unity and seek-
ing God's face, and we are most definitely
not turning from our wicked ways because
we love our comfortable, selfish and self-
centered way of living too much.
So that means, we are not going to hear

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May 23, 2010

Okeechobee News

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Aaron Suarez won the most valuable play-
er award for the Okeechobee High School
Brahman baseball tearn at their annual ban-
quet held on Tuesday night at Okeechobee
High School.
hua rapz wsawna o snxd se1rsd sho e
of a crowd of close to 250 people.
Suarez batted .361 and drove in 14 runs
this year while playing outstanding defense.
He said he counts his blessings about his
success in academics and sports, "I was
surprised to win the award but I couldn't be
more blessed and thankful about what I've
accomplished. We had a great year. I wish
we would have gone further in the post sea-
son but I couldn't have asked for anything
Suarez was also narned a scholar athlete
with a grade point average of 4.5. He will at-
tend the University of Florida in the fall and
anticipates trying out for the Gator baseball
tearn. He also thanked his tearnrates for
their support over the years. "It was a lot of
hard work because I spent a lot of hours on
the field practicing. I had a lot of help from
the older guys in the past. I couldn't have
asked for a better senior class. They are great
friends and are like brothers to me."
While Suarez won the MVP and the defen-
sive player of the year award, fellow seniors
Cameron Tewksbury and Jonathan Craw-
ford shared the pitcher of the year award.
The two seniors had outstanding earned run
averages and combined to win 10 garnes
for the Brahrnans. Both have earned college
scholarships to pitch next year.
Tewksbury said it was an er otional night
for him. He had a 1.07 earned run average
this year in 58 innings pitched. He also
struck out 69 batters to surpass 200 strike-
outs for his career.
"It's been a great four years. We had a
great group," he said. "We didn't finish the
way we wanted to but it was a great four
years." He will attend Tallahassee Cornru-
nity College in the fall.
Tewksbury said he will renernber the
guys and his baseball experiences for the
rest of his life.
Crawford has earned a scholarship at the
University of Florida. He had a Ininiscule
earned run average of 1.06 to lead the tean.
He struck out 89 batters in 52 innings. He
had over 200 career strikeouts. He said the
final banquet of his career was emotional.
"It's very er otional. It's the only high school
I've ever gone to "
Crawford said his competition with
Tewksbury to be the staff ace actually
helped both pitchers mature and improve.
He said it was a very healthy competition for
the tean.
Mark Weir won the Brahman award. The
Brahman 3B had 24 hits, scored 18 runs,
and led the tearn in doubles eight, and runs
batted in, 21, this year. He batted .329 and
play sadddhe jt oves the garne of base-
ball, "I never thought I would get this award
but it is pretty cool. I just try to be there for
Iny tearn and support thenn"
Drew Selvey won the offensive player of

the year award. He led the tearn with a .367
batting and in runs scored with 30. Selvey
also led the tearn in hits, 29, and horneruns,
three. Selvey said he was glad to get over the
sophomore jinx when he struggled in the
field and at the plate
"It felt good this year. I picked it up this
year and I felt good about it. I don't know
what itwas. It jst kind ofa ciekedh don e and

knowledge of the strike zone, swung at bet-
ter pitches, and felt more comfortable at the
Selvey said he can't wait until next year
and looks forward to being a tearn leader.
He will play surnier ball in Fort Myers.
Jake Davenport won the most improved
player award. He hit .320 and tied for the
tearn lead in triples with two. He also won
the starting job in left field and played solid
Brahman coach Dylan Tedders said he
had the luxury of depth on the tearn this
year as everyone could play and deserved a
shot at the field. He said although the tearn
loses six starters, there will be a lot of talent
returning next season.
He also honored first year lettermen Tyler
Barber, Alex Estrernara, Dalton Murray, Jack
Radebaugh, Darius Bauer, and Ryan Meigs.
Richard Donegan, Tirnry Farrell, Tyler
Finney, Austin Hamilton and Justin Morgan
were two year lettermen. Brandon FArless,
Selvey, Suarez and Weir were three year let-
ter winners. Four year lettermen this year
included Brice Buckner, Jonathan Crawford,
Davenport, Adarn Tewksbury, and Carneron
Thirteen of the 21 athletes who attended
the banquet were scholar athletes. The list
included Estrernara, Meigs, Donegan, Far-
rell, Finney, Morgan, Selvey, Weir, SuareZ,
Buckner, Crawford, and the two Tewksbury
twins Adarn and Cameron.
Coach Tedders said he expects the Brah-
Inans to once again field a strong tearn next
year. He said the tearn will return several
pitchers with experience like Austin Han-
ilton, Tirnry Farrell, Brandon Farless, and
Noah Wilcox who should keep the tearn in
garnes. He said the key will be how many
runs the Brahrnans can score. "These young
guys are scrappy. If they take that to heart,
run, bunt, put the ball in play, and play wide
open we'll be good. If they get that mentality
and they keep doing it they'll see it will pay
Tedders thanked the parents for their sup-
port and also thanked his assistant coaches
Shawn Hayes and Rick Hargraves. He also
thanked volunteers who manned the con-

cession stand, helped with field rnainte-
nance, and Renee Finney for her work as the
public address announcer this year.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Both, Jonathan Crawford and Cameron
Tewksbury were named Brahman pitch-
ers of the year by coach Tedders.

, ,
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jake Davenport took the award for the
most improved player.

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or 2010.


Ukeechobee News/Charler
Aaron Suarez was chosen as B
baseball most valuable player fe

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Drew Selvey won the offensive player
of the year award.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Aaron Suarez received the defensive
player of the year award.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Mark Weir won the Brahman Award at
Tuesday's banquet.

0HS baseball team honored at banquet

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.0 (Photo at left) Lieutenant Gary Bell
iiJi (front, center), from the Okeechobee
_or me County Sheriff's Office, is joined by
fellow deputies and officers from the
r Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department as he
carries the torch in the Saturday, May
1, Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise
money for Special Olympics. The run-
ners started at the sheriff's office and
ended at the Publix parking lot where
a check for $6,000 was presented to
officials from Special Olympics.
L~ (Photo bottom left) Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May (rear, clap-
ping), along with OCSO Lieutenant
Gary Bell (front left) and Criminal
Investigations Division assistant Mi-
chele Bell (second from left) present
a check for $6,000 to Mimi Arnold
(right), Okeechobee County Special
Olympics coordinator, and George
King (far right), regional director for
Special Olympics. The sheriff's of-
fice raised the money for Special
Ta Olympics through donations and the
sales of Law Enforcement Torch Run
T-shirts and caps.
( (Photo at right)
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Coninunity events


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Book signing
Local author Alevene Lantz-Davis
will be holding a book signing at
tbheBn k oil Aerica, Oke ch~oh
will be two books at this event,
'Bring Back Simplicity' and Ms.
Lantz-Davis' first book will be of-
fered 'A Four year old and a prayer.'
The signing will take place from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.

Okeechobee News

May 23, 2010

B0ok signing tea planned
Sharon Ming of Edward Jones Invest-
rnents invites everyone to a book signing
tea on Monday, May 24, between 4 and 6
p.m. Betty C. Williamson, one of the au-
thors of "Headwaters," an anthology by the
Okeechobee Writers League will be sign-
ing with all proceeds going to Healthy Start.
Edward Jones Investments is located at 107
S.W 17th Street, Suite J.

GAL holds meeting
f0 V01Hnte6YS
The public is invited to meet a great GAL.
Stop by Morn's in Okeechobee on Thursday,
May 27, at 2 p.m. to meet folks associated
with the 19th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad
Litern (GAL) program. GAL has volunteer
opportunities for caring individuals to advo-
cate for neglected, abused and abandoned
children. GAL volunteers are the voice
for the child who may becorne lost in our
courts. Stop by to find out about volunteer
opportunities and receive a free cup of cof-
fee when you speak to a GAL.

Dine with the doctor
Raulerson Hospital continues the popu-
lar "Dine with the Doctor" on Tuesday, May
25, in the North Dining Roorn of Raulerson
Hospital. Dine with the Doctor is a medical
lecture series held on the last Tuesday of the
month. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. fol-
lowed by the presentation. Our guest speak-
er will be Dr. Philip Moyer, who is Board
certified General/Vrascular Surgeon and a
Diplomat of the American Board of General
Sugery. Dinner tckets are $5rtet lec ure o

please call Marnie Lauter, Public Relations/
Marketing Coordinator for Raulerson Hospi-
tal at: 863-824-2702 -

FY8840m Outreach
BRSS TOurTamentS Slated
The Freedom Outreach Fishing Tourna-
rnents will be held on the following dates:
May 30, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29. The
$80 cash entry fee for each tournament in
the series includes the Big Fish Pot and the
Classic Fund, with a 70 percent payback.
The final event, the Classic, will be held Sept.

26 oqu lafy for the clssi yu Inustoh v
gust. The classic will be a one-day event with
a $120 cash entry fee. All tournaments are
held at Scott Driver park from safe light until
2 p.m. with Taylor Creek as the alternate in
case of low water. Please register early. To
get an entry application or for questions, call
863-634-3790 or 863-634-9889.

FRH Shoot fundraiser planned
Okeechobee Christian Acaderny will be
hosting a 100 target fun shoot at Pine Creek
Sporting Club on June 12. Registration be-
gins at 8 a.In, the course opens at 8:30 a.In.
The last shooter Inust take the course by 10
a.In. Lunch will be provided and there will
be raffle prizes and a live auction. There are
various levels of sponsorship and participa-
tion. If you are interested in being a part of
this event please contact Okeechobee Chris-
tian Acaderny at 863 763-3072 to register in
advance. Don't miss this exclusive oppor-
tunity to shoot at Pine Creek Sporting Club
and show your support for Okeechobee
Christian Academy!

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Port St. Lucie man was killed Friday,
May 21, when he was thrown from a pick-
up truck on N.W. 240th St. in Okeechobee
According to Lieutenant Tirn Frith, of the
Florida Highway Patrol, Charles Ford II, 21,
was climbing from the cab of a 1998 Ford
Ranger into the bed of the truck when the
mishap occurred at 10:22 a.In.
Mr. Ford was pronounced dead at the
Lt. Frith said the truck -- driven by Edward
Bryant, 21 -- was westbound on N.W. 240th
St. No address was given for Mr. Bryant.
The two men were apparently on their
way to an unknown destination to ride off-
road motorcycles, the lieutenant added.

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and it will be taken off. And, the most you
can be charged is $50," she said.
She said in this instance, the credit card
company needs to be notified within a few

daythwornen urged the seniors to monitor
their credit reports because someone could
be using their identity and they wouldn't
know it.
They also told
those in the audi-
ence that if they
do becorne a
victim of identity
theft, they should
contact law en-
forcernent irnre-
Deputy Ser-
geant Keith Strip-
11ng from the
Mary Jones Ok eechobee
County Sheriff's Office told the audience that
Flonida has becorne a hot spot for scarns be-
cause of the large population of seniors.
According to the U.S. Census 17.4 per-
cent, or 2.9 million, of Florida's population
is over the age of 65. In Okeechobee County,
16.7 percent of the population is 65 years of
age or older.
Sgt. Stripling said many seniors won't re-
port that they have been a victim of these
crimes "because they are afraid they will
lose their independence."
"But you have resources," he told the
audience, referring to law enforcement and
various state agencies. "You have someone
to go to."
To help protect yourself against identity
theft, always:

*look for due dates on financial state-
Inents and bills;
*remove your mail promptly from your
mail box;
eied pstaten nts an i ls pror l;
stop mail while you're away. '
Inake a copy of all iterns in your wallet
and keep it in a safe place.
*if you shop online, make sure the site
is secure;

*have your checks printed with initials
only and no street address; and, if possible,
*pick up your new checks at your bank.
For more, contact the: Elder Helpline at
1-800-963-5337; the Department of Financial
Services Consumer hotline at 1-800-342-
2762; the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services hotline at 1-800-435-
7352; or, the Senior Legal Helpline at 1-888-

Continued From Pagfe 1

*don't give out personal information
over the telephone;
*don't have identification numbers
printed on your checks; and,
*don't answer unsolicited e-rnail that
asks for your personal information.
Mrs. Jones said when a person has their
personal information stolen, the scarnrers
"... not only get your money, but they could
be using your identification while they are
corniitting crimes."
She urged seniors to keep their identifi-
cation information in a secure place in their
horne, or in a safety deposit bank.
Christie Hardcastle, a financial educa-
tion specialist, told the audience that doing
something so routine as paying for your gro-
ceries with a credit card can be dangerous.
"Someone could be standing behind you
in the store and looking like they're texting,
but they could be taking a photo of your
credit card," she warned. "Then, they would
have your numbers."
She said this also happens to people
while using an outside ATM.
"It's best to go inside the bank and do
your business than use an ATM machine,"
Ms. Hardcastle suggested.
Mrs. Jones also told the audience that
they should consider using a credit card in-
stead of a debit card because the debit card
is tied directly to the money you have in the
"If there is a charge on your credit card
that isn't right, you can notify the company

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of stealing the front end loader on or about
Feb. 3. The warrant does not list the value
of the loader other than to say its value is
greater than $300.
That warrant was issued April 28.
In the other case, Detective Ted Van De-
Inan of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) stated in his arrest report that
Siler reporteldy stole a Remington shotgun
from a Vero Beach man in 2007. He then
sold the weapon to his father for $100.
Then, on March 4, 2010, he took the
Model 11-87 shotgun to a local pawn shop
and pawned the weapon for $120, stated
the detective's report. The detective's report
indicates that Siler had stolen the shotgun
from his father.
Detective Van Dernan went on to state
that Siler was identified on the pawn slip
by his driver's license, his signature and his
Siler was arrested on the warrants by
OCSO Deputy Michael Hazellief.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been arrested
and charged in the alleged theft of a front
end loader from the Coqui-
na Water Control District.
David Adarn Siler, 22
N.W. 32nd Ave., was ar- l a
rested Thursday, May 20,
on a warrant charging him
with grand theft. He was --
also arrested on a second
felony arrest warrant that
charged hirn with dealing David Adam
in stolen property and giv- Sier
ing false information to a
The two cases are unrelated.
Siler was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a total bond of $15,000.
Jail records show that he was released later
that sarne day on bond.
According to the warrant, Siler is accused


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee won-
an was arrested on felony *~ ,
drug charges after the l
vehicle in which she was
riding was stopped for an
inoperative tag light.
Megan Courtney Jones, Mea oe
20, S.E. 25th St., was ar- MgnJns
rested Thursday, May 20,
on charges of possession of a controlled
substance (roxycodone) and possession of
cocaine. She was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of $10,000.
According to an arrest report by a detec-
tive with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force the vehicle was stopped shortly after
midnight in the 800 block of N.W. 36th St.
The black Nissan Arrnada SUV belonged to
Jones, but was being driven by Eraldo Bar-
cenas, the report stated.

Also in the vehicle was Jones' 2-year-old
During a search of Jones' purse the de-
tective stated that one pill, identified as a 30
Ing roxycodone, was found. The report goes
on to state that the detective also found a
small plastic zip-lock bag that contained a
substance that, when field tested, indicated
a positive result for the presence of cocaine.
The report adds that while illuminating
the ground around where Jones was stand-
ing, another nine roxycodone pills were
found. The detective said Jones dropped
then on the ground as she got out of the
It was also learned that Jones had pur-
chased the pills on the street for $10 each,
the detective stated.
After she was placed under arrest, Jones
gave her consent for Barcenas to take pos-
session of the child and the SUV the report

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) employees and one volunteer
have been selected as the department's top
employees of the first quarter for 2010.
Sheriff Paul May said the award recipients
are: Administrative Employee Kathleen
Watson, crirne scene-evidence custodian;
Citizen Volunteer Angelo Masi, mission-
ary; Detention Deputy Corporal Mark Gar-
land; and, Law Enforcement Deputy Steve
Employees of the quarter are OCSO en-
ployees who are nominated by fellow en-
ployees and their irnrediate supervisors.
Ms. Watson, who has been with the sher-
iff's office since Dec. 1, 1997, was recognized
"... for her quiet dedication and professional-
isrn in her job as a crirne scene technician
and evidence custodian," said Sheriff May.
She was also tabbed for the award for
her tearn effort in teaching others how to
perform their tasks, and for her help in in-
vestigations beyond her job requirements.
Sheriff May said she has even pitched in and
worked as a dispatcher when the depart-
inent is shorthanded.
Mr. Masi was the first quarter's volun-
teer award recipient due to his dedica-
tion in his volunteer work as a missionary
at the Okeechobee County Jail. "Mr. Masi
has served many years at the Okeechobee
County Jail teaching the word of God to any
who will listen," said the sheriff.

"He fearlessly preaches to the inmates
in hopes that he may bring those in need
closer to God."
Cpl. Garland was nominated due to his
dedication to perfection in his work as a de-
tention deputy supervisor. He has been with
the sheriff's office for three years.
"He is pleasant, yet manages to encour-
age himself and his subordinates to compete
their assigned tasks in a timely and proper
manner," Sheriff May stated.
"Dogged determination" in solving the
March burglary of a business and chasing
down the suspect led to Deputy McKinley's
employee of the quarter award.
Sheriff May said Deputy McKinley saw a
suspicious individual and tried to speak with
hirn but the person fled from the deputy.
The deputy captured the individual after a
foot chase and then, with hard work, was
able to link that person to the burglary.
Deputy McKinley started with the sheriff 's
office on Sept. 12, 2007.
At the end of the year, Major Noel Ste-
phen and division cornranders will pick the
employee of the year from the employee of
the quarter winners from each category --
administrative employee, citizen volunteer,
detention deputy and law enforcement.
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Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for
the week of May 17-21, are: Kindergarten, Payton Pritchard, Sammy Ruiz,
Tyler St Pierre, Jordan Rickard, Bryton Bohannon; first grade, Lila Pendarvis,
Maycee Elliott, Monique Cooper, Maria Castaneda; Brenda Sixto, Alexis Tor-
res, Jenny Hernandez, Tyler Tucker, Gatlin Hilderbrand, Lauren Walters, Roxy
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Mull, Samantha Stone, Alexandra Jacobo, Kyllie Ramirez, Agustin Guerrero;
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Elizabeth Chaney. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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Linda Rickards, admin. staff Okeechobee Christian Academy and Joe Hassel-
bach, director G4S Youth Services admire the four newly built picnic tables.
Home Depot generously donated the table kits for the upcoming Okeecho-
bee YMCA Summer Camp project. The kits were taken to the G4S Youth Ser-
vices to be built by the boys in the program. The tables were built in the
woodshop and delivered to Grace Brethran/Okeechobee Christian Academy.
A big thank you to Home Depot and G4S Youth Services for their kindness!

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May 23, 2010

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American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
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Butch's Redneck Yacht Club held their inaugural Rim Canal Clean Up on
Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. where members of Butch's Red-
neck Yacht Club and friends braved the heat for a good cause.
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would also like to thank Waste Management for supplying the roll off con-
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May 23, 2010

Okeechobee Main Street's May 19, Mixer
was hosted by Rich Sampson and Michelle
Crawford, owners of FlyI-N-High Enterprises
located at 4375 Hwy 441 South. Mixer hosts
Rich, Michelle and their staff entertained the
nearly 70 in attendance with food, drink and
displays of antique cars and Monster Trucks.
Thank you to Fly-N-High, Chilly Bins USA,
The Best Western Hotel, Preya Persaud LMT
and Hilary McKeich of R.V. Johnson Insur-
ance for the great door prizes. Next month's
Okeechobee Main Street Mixer will be held
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North Elementary students get help with gardening
Fourth graders at North Elementary
School were visited by The Horne Depot on .
Wednesday. The guests helped us replant a R.:' .-j -, .
sustainable garden that we began last fall
through a partnership with the University of
Florida IFAS extension office.
The plants were purchased through an
Okeechobee Educational Foundation Grant
from Waste Management and that The
Horne Depot in Okeechobee generously do-
I ate additional materials in addition to the :
The students prepared and planted the
pots that were used during the gardening
project. It is a hanging garden that requires
a Ininirnal use of water, teaching students l
conservation. F

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Drug court graduateS
Clifford Simmons (second from left) and Steven Lawrence (third from left)
were presented certificates Wednesday, May 19, upon their graduation from
the Drug Court program. Stephen Condit (far left), from Breakthrough Re-
covery, and Okeechobee County Judge Jerald Bryant (far right) congratu-
lated the two young men for successfully completing the program.

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Okeechobee County Parks and Recre-
ation will be participating in the Surnrer
Food Service Program from June 21 -Aug. 6.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be pro-
vided to all children regardless of race, color,
sex, disability, age or national origin during
surnrer vacation when school breakfasts
and lunches are not available. .
All children 18 years and younger are ell-
gible for meals at no charge and there will
be no discrimination in the course of the
meal distribution service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites
should pxe-r gi ter tohless th an 2h urs in
Parks and Recreation either in person at 640
N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at 863-763-
Meal service times at each site are 11:30
a.In.-12.45 p.m. for lunch and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
for afternoon snacks.

The programs are only approved for geo-
graphical areas of need where 50 percent or
more of the children qualify for free and re-
duced priced meals during the school year.
Surnrer feeding sites that are located at
schools provide meals to all children in the
irnrediate vicinity in addition to those en-
rolled in surnrer school.
The following sites will be participating in
the Surnrer Food Service Program:
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750
11.S. 98 N., Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
2th Stperson who believes he or she has
been discriminated against in any 11SDA re-
lated activity should irnrediately write or
call: 11SDA Director, Office of Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washing-
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Okeechobee News

Ronald H. Woody, M.D.
Dr.Woo vgraduated
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Florida and 'i~ at
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South Carolina in

Alan S. Krimsley, M.D.
Dr. Krimsley
gra nated rom
Yale University
and trained at New
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preparedness professionals."
The seminar will be held at Raulerson
Hospital in the cafeteria, located at 1796
Highway 441 North in Okeechobee. Guests
will enjoy refreshments, networking, and
access to must-have raffle prizes including a
Hurricane Kit. Space is Limited! Please reg-
ister by calling the American Red Cross at
Eric Burris is Meteorologist for WPBF 25
News during the morning and noon shows.
Eric joined the WPBF News 25 First Alert
Weather team in March 2006. It was just a
short drive from his hometown of Orlando,
Tsr he db2e .the weather producer
As a small child, Eric was petrified of the
afternoon storms that Florida is well known
for. He would run and hide. "I still remem-
ber the weatherman coming on TV and talk-
ing about the storms," Eric said. "I knew if
he said it would be OK, then it would be."
That's the whole reason Eric wanted to be a
weatherman -- to help people be safe when
the skies darken.
Eric's greatest television achievement
to-date was covering Hurricane Charley in
Orlando, when it took a turn for the worse.
"I'm living my dream, and enjoying the heck
out of it," he said. Eric attended the Univer-
sity of Central Florida and Mississippi State
University. In his free time, Eric loves spend-
ing time with his family, taking care of his
saltwater fish. He also has a very strong mu-
sical background.

Third Annual American Red
CrOss Hurricane Prepared-
HOSs Seminar to be hosted
by Raulerson Hospital.
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
AH r 1 P Reedp rses eil rodits annual
day, June 3, at 5:30 p.m., to inform the pub-
lic the importance of being prepared for this
hurricane season.
Guest speakers will include: Eric Burris,
Meteorologist, WPBF 25 News; Billy Dean,
WOKC AM 1570 & FM 100.9; Mike Faulkner,
Emergency Management; Karl Holkamp,

Wse Mngmn Grpy Rter, Soth lo -
ida Water Management District; Rob Shelt,
American Red Cross; Major Noel Stephens,
Sheriff's Office; Vicki Williams, Florida De-
partment of Financial Services; Paulette
Wise, Bank of America; Karl Holkamp; and
This informational seminar will cover di-
saster related topics to educate the commu-
nity including: Hurricane Emergency Supply
Lists; 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fore-
casts; Shelters; Banking Procedures; Evacu-
ation Information; Information Resources;
Waste Management; Red Cross Volunteer-
ism; and much more.
Keynote speaker Eric Burris, WPBF News
25 Meteorologist, says "The Red Cross Hur-
ricane Preparedness Seminar is your one-
stop-shop for hurricane season." He con-
tinued, "The Okeechobee community faces
unique challenges during hurricane season
based on its geographical location. Com-
munity members should turn out to get the
latest information from the area's leading

Hurricane preparedness seminar

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Local boating accidents down in 2009

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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee and Glades counties both
had three boating accidents last year, accord-
inay to annual report re1 se WdW se
Conservation Commission (FWC).
Okeechobee had two fatalities in boating
accidents last year and two injuries. There
was only $325 in property damage reported
in those accidents. One boating accident not
far from the Okee-Tantie Marina took the
lives of a father and son last fall.
Glades County had one injury and $ 13,500
in property damage in boating accidents.
The top 10 counties in the state for boat-

ing accidents were: Monroe with 77; Miami
Dade with 62; Palm Beach with 56; Pinellas
with 45; Broward with 30; Collier with 27;
Lee with 24; Hillsborough with 22; Volusia
wth2ereanderia6y0 Cota boti~n accidents
in Florida last year. There were 61 reported
in ponds and lakes and four in marsh and
swampy areas of the state. The primary
cause of boat accidents last year included
operator inattention, no proper look outs on
board, and excessive speed. Other causes
ranged from obstructed vision to equipment
failure, alcohol use, and reckless operation
of a boat. There were 28 boating accidents
that involved alcohol in Florida last year.

The annual report showed Okeechobee
had 5,273 registered vessels last year and
5,074 of them were recreational vessels.
Glades County had 1,281 total vessels and
1,208 of them were for recreation. FWC of-
ficials said 4 percent of these boating acci-
dents resulted in deaths last year. They main-
tain more people would survive boating
accidents if they wore life jackets. Sixty-five
people died in boating accidents in Florida
last year; 45 of them died due to drowning.
Florida just began a new statewide boat-
ing safety campaign that encourages boaterS
to wear their life jacket.

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Looks like the calf market was a little bit
softer this week, not that you could really no-
tice because everything's been so high anyway.
Cows and bulls were steady, calves under 500#
were $2-$3 lower, over 500# were steady.
Arlin Hawkins topped the calf market with
a high of $1.90, bought by D & S Cattle. Green
Grove topped the cow market with a high of
$69 bought by Central. We'll be closed Mon-
day, May 31 in honor of Memorial Day. We
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Okeechobee News

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BACK BOOKS !! I have
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Large Indian Statue !! -
Indian Brave statue
Stands about 31" tall
$30.00. Also have
smaller Indian Maiden
$20.00 $30.00.

Bedroom set Queen 6
piece bedroom set,
Ashley pearlwood.
Headboard w/mirror, 2
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pool sticks, pool stick
rack, triangle w/ balls,
and owners manual.
We are asking $500.00.
Cal Kris 08603-35 -65 1

AKC German Shepherd
Puppies Big, Beautiful
iet,w Vet colked al
up "to date". Pa er
trained, family raised in
knmnels.noGeroa Bac -
ground, parents on site.
964801-703803/ n gor
Bulklog 4 mtos old
ma e, super cue an
adorable personality.
Reiterald sAhDBsA apad
worm free, needs a lov-
ihnom family 1f r v
(863)801-6144 '
Alrazon alprrot -e5eryear
children. $650.00/firm.

DOGniafore saledachmale
$ 1 00.O0 / neg .

DOG Iformsl u) da rd

sbacdk & wie 3ae nb s

neg...Call 863-634-6087
Siberian Husky 10
weeks old, grey/white
male bi-colored eyes.
Great with kids.
$ 4 00 .O0 /neg .
(863)697-1244 or
Yorkie male and a Yor-
kipoo male to good
homes 4 yr old male
yorkie,( not fixed)
$100.00 to good loving
home with fence. Also 2
yrmale Yorkipoo~o" (not al
863-810-2725 for more
info. or e mail loo-
sk in @aol .com .

Pool Table Leisure
Bay. Natural wood. in
excellent condition, tak-
ing cash offers or will-
ing to trade for
enclosed or open trail-
er, box truck, pick up
truck, what do you
have? call Eric..

nm sm
7272 NW 82nd Ct.
Fncedasin yrd0 S900
Cal 863 634-3312 ecr

For Rent 2bd/1ba
Housel$650.00 Deposit

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OKEE- 3 bdrm /1 ba on
12 ac, laundry, central
ailhet 9s ree plo C
last Call (305)458-8659

144th Dr., $850 mo.,

(83)631a- 650& e.
OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
tile throughout, $975
mo, 1st & sec. moves
you in. (561)248-3888
or (863)599-0156

wth Otional 1B 51 B
Cottage. Rent nego-
tiable. (772)359-1640

Free Wifi! Weekly $150
or mo. $375 incl. elec.
Call 863-763-0295

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space for lease approxi-
mtely 2500sqcft.t real

treatment rooms, large
reception area, two
business offices,
security system

for 2 roommates, share
4 br hse. $275/mo

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Home, 24x60, 3br, 2ba,
CA/Heat, W/D, Refrig,
DW, Stove, on Cul-de-
Sac, Boat hse, $97,500
neg. (863)763-8132

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FLERS.COM $200.00.
(256)538-0376 or

1997 KZ1000 POLICE
BIKE Turn Key Bike,
runs great. Also include ,
ed an extra "parts
bike. Get 2 for the
price of One!! Call for
more details.
$900.00/or best offer
2005 HarleyDavidson
CLASSIC 2005 Harley-
Davidson Classic. Hard
side bags, and top box.

a/hmefm-nc dm rn
stereo. Lots of chrome
on bike. Has air assist-
ed shocks. Color is
cheerwine, dark grey
maeteadlica and ol Iotrlit
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controller, to gue jack,
201b propane tanks,
.200 Iat genera or
(863)674-0281 or

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TERIOR, Automatic
tann m ssionower ced
CD ati-locpk brakes i
D, aitinng sllair
hneels oni cket saatoy
cruise control, rear de-

fot, 00 6, air 6b 3s

Runs Great, many new
parts. $1,200 /or best
offer (863)697-1088 or
New battery. Many new
parts. A/C. Good Tires
$1,300 /or best offer

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go to

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Furn ahed eW& onm te.
1st Month FREE!

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C/Air. $600 mo. 3 BR, 2
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$450.00 monthly, 1st and
last 863-697-2486 or

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go to

1977 AIRBOAT -Com-
pletely rebuilt boat and
mos o ha 020 Lhou ,al

nekw sheting ar gdrearss

s2ea seat ant coea

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email dillardjr@bell- $10,500.00
trailer, already in water.
$1,800 (863)801-4530
or (863)801-5809

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1999 Legacy Sea Era
23' CC with 200 lohn-
son and trailer. Garmin
540's, outrigger, full
cover, spot tower, vhs,
and the normal stuff.
Must sell, moving.
Books at over $13,000.
Nice boat for a 1999.
$10,000.00/or best of-
fer (772)205-5325

1996 Terry TRAVEL -
30' with 14ft. slide out,
12v-30amp solar panel,
replaced 2 deep cycle
battery's, air, heat, frig,
toilet, tires, brakes, run-
ning lights, vent cov-
ers, and awning.
$ 4 ,9 9 5 .O0/firm
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May 23, 2010 Okeechobee News 19


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order Issued by the
countyy Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 22nd day of J~anary,
!010, In the cause wherein FIRST SELECT, INC being Plaintiff andWILA
j. BROWN being Defendant, being Case No. 2000-CC-192 In the said Court,
I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida shall offer the fol-
owing property for sale In Okeechobee County Florida to wit:
[ shall offer the above descrbed propet for sale subject to all prior liens
and encumbrances If ana, on the 3RD da of JUNE, 2010 at 11:00AM or as
joo as04pos ile thhereRfE~r at theh0KEECHI B E aCNUNT s HERIthFeSh
2st and best bidder for cashT, all right, title and interest, of defendant In sid
iell a e seenoneeehhour roF dosaale 7BM1 Twing,
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 29th day of April, 2010.
Bul C. May, Sheriff
)keechobee County
It aciordbnewitsi gae pee 17csweithmDintlyilitie Ac,i a o~
the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County S eriff's' office
Roae~r than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117'
353258 ON 5/2,9,16,23/10


PROPOSAL DUE DATE: JUNE 22, 2010 at 3:00 p.m
Okeechobee,FL 34972
The Okeechobee Board of CountydComm issiners OhC~ s seeking eper-
neevdeanmediuall, resro h ugemoo ere an employees assloc pr
atyquesti s or In~q les shBl we diedjdno Kla rtHaopklus H2R.2 1dmi
3:00 p.m. and should be submitted In a sealed envelope and clearly marked
One (1) on Inal quote and six (6) copies must be submitted directly to the
pttention of Robble Chartier, 312 NW 3rd Street, Sulte 206, Okeechobee,
-L 34972 no later than 3:00 P.M. E.D.T. on June 22, 2010. Any proposal
eceived after the bme speckled will not be opened or considered.
4copy of the RFP In Its entirety may be obtained by calling (863)763-9312.
)keechobee County reserves the following rights: to wave Informalities In
any quote; to reject any or all quotes or portions of quotes; to accept any
quote or portions ofr30otes deemed to be In the best interest of the County;
and to negotiate or rfse to negotiate with any offer.
There is not a Consultant representing the Count for this RFP.
It is the County's intention to deal directly with all brokers
and insurance carrier.
355455 ON 5/23/10

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8 5 4

5 9 6 7

Wrecked, 1 owner, very
low mileage Caprice
Classic. This car was in
immaculate condition
until the accident. The
engine and transmis-
sion are worth what I
am asking for the whole
car. Interior is perfect.
Tires are new. A/C
compare sor/ddrye wawt

sell the car, but I would
be willing to buy a front
clip and repair it if you
have a nice one for
sale...No Junk please.
$2000.00 OBO. Possible
trade for equal value
item that takes up less
garage space. This was
a family vehicle since
day one so I can an-
swer any and all ques-
tiroarskabout it. does
Do not contact me at-
tempting scams or
fraud. I will not respond
to e-mails where a po-
tential buyer is not
available via telephone,
they want to ship out of
the country via a
shiperetind cpaqgy ex
born yesterday.---THIS
Air conditioning, auto-
matic transmission,
cruise control, loaded,
one owner, power
locks, V-8 $2,000 /or
best offer

good condition. 4 speed
manual transmission.
1641 CC air cooled prO-
fessionally built motor
with hemi cut 041
heads, 8 pin fly wheel
cut .030, magnesium
rocker shaft, long reach
plus, bug pack cam,
and dual exhaust. New
ffont seats, rear seat
COvers, and interior
dor and se panels
NeW tireS. Body does
need some work *
Odometer reads 76652
but motor onIy has
7411 miles on it. Ask-
ing $4500 or best offer.
Located in Okeechobee'
FL (863)763-5567

TA LX Air bags, alloy
wheels, bucket seats,
CrUISe control, rear de-
frost, air conditioning,
anti-lock brakes, CD,
leather, power locks,
sun roof, automatic
transmission, loaded,
V-6 $3,900 /or best of-
fer (863)946-0234

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1997 INFINITI Q45 -
Pearl white with white
leather interior. Sun-
roof, ABS, electric
seats, steering wheel,
windows, cold a/c, Bose
premium 8 speaker
sound system, large
spacious car, a great
drive. Air bags, alloy
wheels, cruise control,
rear defrost, V-8, sun

let er, pwranti-lo
brakes, air conditioning,
alarm system, automat-
ic transmission, loaded
tinted windows $4,506

good hape.Call for
more details $60.00/or

(6)261-5191 ofe.

MUD TIRES- Nitro all
teran Terr G I ler
size a3's na 2p necrh
Motor Metal Chrome
Rims. Paid a little over
3000.00 for the set of
tires and wheels brand
ne"t NOw theyshv et
tires. Still like brand
new. Call with offer.
The rims came off a 6
lug GMC Hume H3
(954)553-4922 or

1994 FORD FORD F150
-Air bags, V-6, tinted
windows, automatic
transmission, air condi-
tionmng, anti-lbc tbrkes
$1,00 / bs fe
1997 FORD F150 with
topper running boards
and new paint /towing
pkg, cold air in great
shape, air bags, V-67
one owner, cruise con-
trol, air conditioning ,
anti-lock brakes, power
locks, tinted windows
$4,995 /or best offer
(6)697-2744 or
,83467-6 3

10 EXTCAB -Air condi-
t 4clnioning, 4-y ier,
5-speed, tinted win-
$3,995 (877)461-4872
or 877 461-4873

1998 DODGE RAM2500
-Only 76,000 mileSt
magnum 360, automat-
IC O/ runs lie new,
long bed, rack, tool
boxes, interior good,
body strag~ht, notern
some rust below doors,
ready for work $2,895

Pickup. 4cyl, man trans,
camper top, Good con-

(3)95-1613, $1,8C

( 39)895-b1 3 ofr

2003 FORD F-150 XLT -
ROAD TIRES, loaded,
power wheels, tinted
windows, automatiC
transmission, V-6, air
bags, bucket seatS,
cruise control, one own-
er, anti-lock brakes, air
conditioning, CD, power
locks, alarm system
8,967609 /firm

(bed 8'x 5.5') Heavy du-
ty, single axle, no lightS,
Good condition, $110.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-3:30.

Wells Cargo Trailer 12
fo t longsix seven h o

opens in the back, duel
wheels. Color is white.
In good condition. Cash
only. Please call
863-467-1223 up until
8:00 p.m. $1,800.00.

96 DODGE B2500 Hit-
op Conversion Van, 5.2
V/8, front and rear ac,
145,000 miles, excellent
running, Very Good
over all condition.
$2,750 /or best offer

For m roe l stings,


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Seldbids will be received by the undersigned at Okeechobee County Of-
i ,312 N.W. 3rd Street, Judicial Center, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 until
200 p~.on June 8, 2010, at which bme and place they will be pbil
opndadread aloud. Receipt of a bid In any other County office doesno
stsythis requirement.
Tework for which this bid Is to be submitted Includes the abandon-
mnplgngof one (1) existing Class V In]ecton well.
Alwork performed shall be In accordance with the ContractDouet
petiigthereto, which may be examined at Okeechobee County Board o
Comsinr,312 N.W. 3rd Street, Judicial Center, Okeechobee, Florida
347,and the office of ARCADIS, U.S., Inc., 2801 Vista Parkway, West
PamBeach, Florida 33411. One copy of the Contract Documents, nldg
bnkbid forms, may be obtained at the office of Okeechobee County, uo
pmetof $50.00, made payable to the Okeechobee County Bado
Comsinrwhich amount will not be refunded.
Amandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 1700 N.W. 9thAvne
kehoeFL 34972 on June 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM. All prospectve bid-
drare required to attend.
Acertlied or cashier's check on a natonal or state bank or a bid bond In a
smnot Iess than ive percent (5%) of the amount of the base lumpsu
bdamount, made payable to Okleechobee County, Florida, shallacopn
eahbid as a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competi-
tinafter the opening of bids. In the event that te contract Is awarded t
tebidder, he will enter into the contract and furnish and pay for the re-
qurdperformance and payment bonds. Failure to do so may result Inth
Onrretaining the bid deposit for lquidated dama es. Blds shall be pre-
paeaddressed and submitted In compliance with detailed Instructions a
stforth In the Instructons to Bldders. The performance and payment
bnsIn the full amount of the Contract price shall be written by a srt
opn, acceptable to the Owner, Ilcensed to do business In the Stateof
Flrd Isd n the De artment of Treasury Federal Re sister. All bonds(bd
pefracpaymnt) shall be counters ned by a Flonda resident agent
ndotherwise satisf he requirements of Paragraph 5.01 of the General
Cnton.Surety s IIl have a rating of "A+"or A~ by Best's Rating Gie
TeOwner reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cue
towalve technical errors and Informalities, or to accept the bid which In hs
jugetbest sees the Owner
Owe:keechobee County Board of Commissione.
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MARCOBAY CONSTRUCTION, INC., the Construction Manager for the nw
"Okeechobee Achievement Academy" In Okeechobee, Florida Is cretya-
cepting letters of interest and prequalifying subcontractrs for the following
scopes of work: sitework, site utilites, chain link fencing, landscaping,
structural steel, carpentry, millwork, Insulation, metal rooin doors and
windows, metal framing, drywall, acoustical celln s, resllent oorinng/base,
specialtles, equl ment, furnishings, metal bulling systems,plmng
HVAC, ire sprinkler and electrical.
All quallications shall be submitted on the Construction Manager's form.
Only those subcontractors that are pre-quallied will be allowed to bid ti
project. To request a pre-quallication form, please contact: acby
Constructon, Inc., Attention: Jeanle Babcock; 4025 S. Plpkin RaLk-
ldFlorida 33811. Phone (863) 680-2293, extenson 231;fxnubr
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Parks/District 3 requests proposals for a grazing
greetfor Klssimmee Pralrle Preserve State Park
SIEVISIT: 6/8/2010@ 10:00 am Local Time
LOCATION: Klssimmee Pralrle Preserve State Park
33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee FI 34972
BID OPENING: 5/17/2010 @ 8:00 am Local Time
BID sLOSING: 63/c2o0ns :011 emLocbal Tnoentci ah eb
40-884-2000, Charles Brown @ 863-462-5360 or byvstnaismee
Pralrne Preserve State Park In Okeechobee, or Recreation and rk/stct
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Okeechobee News

May 23, 2010

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Cooperstown, N.Y., is the home of base-
ball's Hall of Fame and an Okeechobee
name will soon be enshrined there.
Elijah Finney will play in the 2010 Ameri-
can Yout Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational
at th Coeso Dem ak
Finney plays for the Jupiter Hammer-
heads Travel baseball team which will be
one of 96 teams from across the nation that
will compete in the June 5-11 tournament.
Finney will be inducted into the Ameri-
can Youth Baseball Hall of Fame by virtue
of his playing in the tournament. He will
receive an American Youth baseball Hall of
Fame ring, and officially become one of the
Cooperstown Dreams Park Little Majors. His
picture and induction plaque will be hung
on the wall of the American Youth Baseball
Hall of Fame.
Finney has played for the Hammerheads
for 10 months and plays shortstop and also
pitches. He was invited to play for the team
last August. He made an immediate impact
as he defeated one of the top travel teams in
Solith Florida Proven Rones shortly after he

joined the team.
Finney also received accolades for pitch-
ing a shutout against Lake Worth in the
semi-finals of the league championship.
Lake Worth was the top seed and had gone
years without being shutout.
Finney's father, Tom, was a former Brah-
man player and coach and was a teacher in
the Okeechobee County School system. He
said his son had some adjustments to make
with a new team but has earned his team-
mates respect, .
"Now it seems that whenever a big game
is on the line Elijah is the pitcher they rely
on," said the proud father.
Tom said his son's success on the mound
is all about his command and being able to
throw strikes with a variety of pitches regard-
less of the count on the batter.
Tom Urban, head coach of the Hammer-
heads, also had high praise for the younger
"I have had the pleasure of having Elijah
on my team since August and I could only
wish he would have joined the team sooner.
We have grown as a team and have done
very well because of his leadership on and
off the field," said Urban.
Urban said Elijah suffered a broken fin-
ger earlier in the season but continued to
come to games. He praised his family for
their commitment as they have drove Elijah
to practice and games three times a week. It
is basically a two-hour round trip.
"I can't describe the confidence I have in
him when he is on the mound pitching our
team to a victory like he has done so many
times. I am looking forward to a great sum-
mer with Eli leading the team," he added.
Elijah has batted .387 and has an earned
run average of 3.18 this year. His repertoire
includes an above average fastball, a knee
buckling curve, a knuckleball and a change
If you would like to send Elijah a message
or follow his experience in Cooperstown
next month you can go to: http:/cooper-
stownhammerheads. blogspot. com/
Each game will be updated on this site
and a few will be available via web-cam.

Courtesy photo
Elijah Finney has a promising base-
ball career ahead of him. He will soon
be inducted into the American Youth
Baseball Hall of Fame becoming one
of the famed, Cooperstown Dreams
Park, "Little Majors." A photo of the
young player will be hung on the wall
along with a plaque.

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