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Inside

Alleged meth,
scales seized
S An Okeechobee woman
Swas arrested late last week after
approximately 14.5 grams of
suspected methamphetamine
was allegedly found in her pos-
S session.
Jennifer Helen Lee Fuller,
32, N.E. 301 Blvd., was charged
on March 31 with the felony of
possession of methampheta-
mine with intent to sell.. She
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of possession of
drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $10,500.
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Students geared
upfor last weeks
Mr. Wright's class at Ever-
glades Elementary School is
reading about the allas (a book
of maps). We are studying
measurement in Math. Our
class had a great spring break.
We are ready for the final sec-
ond grade assessment tests.
Mrs. Brady's class is getting
geared up for the 100 Book
Challenge. We got 300 new
books in our classroom to read'
SWe are read to read, read,
read, fun, fast, and eas. books:
S Weare up forthechailenge.
Ms. Stokes' class celebrated
Agricultural Literacy Day last
.week.
Page3

Water should
be used wisely
TALLARASSEE Go ernor
Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabi-
net today acknowledged April
as Wa ter_.Clnervaljoo tvonth.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP), together with the Florida
Section of American Water
Works Association, endorsed
the proclamation recognizing
the importance of preserving
and protecting the quality and
supply of Florida's water for
future generations.
"Florida is working to ensure
a reliable supply of w ater for the
future by pursuing state and
local partnerships, adopting
smart management practices
and implementing conservation
strategies," said DEP Secretary
Colleen M. Caslille. "By using
water wisely we can protect
rivers, springs and wetlands,
ensure a reliable supply of water
for the state's natural resources
and identify water needs for our,
growing economy."
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 456
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
S Local Burm Ban: None

Lake levels

14.39 feet


Lake level ( u
Last Year:
15.38 feet '
(: SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
S Classifieds ......10-12
S Comics . . . . . .9
S Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries . . . . .3
" Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out .. . . . .4
Sports ............ 5
TV ................ 11
Weather . . . . . .2
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Telephones at Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
and the Okeechobee News
were kept busy last week with
calls concerning a supposedly
abandoned fawn sighted by
many' in the community along
U.S. -141 near the Eckerd Youth
Development Center.
"\We had approximately 50
calls from residents \\ho savw
the small creature attempting
to fend for itself over the past
week," stated Sue Arnold. "We
had people out looking for it
for over a week."
Numerous trips up and
down the stretch of highway
north of town \ here it was
spotted proved fruitless Initial-
Iy, a doe was seen at the far
end of a pasture in the area,
and it was assumed that she
w\as the mother of the fawn.
Ms. Arnold continued to
search the area and found the
remains of -,another doe
believed to be the mother that
had been killed by a vehicle on
the busy highway, but found
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Sue Arnold
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the days passed, hope began
to fade for the survival of the
orphaned baby.
Then Monday, just by
chance, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission IFWC) K-9 Officer
Avery Tubbs was traveling
down the highway near Grassy
Island Ranch when the small
animal made another appear-
ance. Officer Tubbs quickly
turned his vehicle and went in
hot pursuit of the most sought
after fawn in the county.
"Thank goodness Avery
spotted him," said Ms. Arnold.
"We estimate that his mother
has been dead for approxi-
mately one-and-one-half
weeks. He is about 5 weeks
old now, so he has been on his-
own since he was 3 weeks old.
It's a miracle that he survived."
"He was just standing there
by the Grassy' Island Ranch
about 200 feet off the road. I
cut around him and eased up


slowly. He looked up and saw
me and began to take off
toward the weeds," explained
Officer Tubbs. "I knew that if
he got that far, he'd get tangled
in the vines. Sure enough,
that's what happened. He
went head first into the weeds.
I grabbed him up and pulled
him out of the tangles. You
could tell he was getting
weak."
Despite his being on his
own for so long, Ms. Arnold
said the fawn is recovering.
"He's doing well and eating
from a bottle," stated Ms.
Arnold. "Right now he's in
intensive care. We will take
care of him until he is well.
Once he is old enough, he will
be released back into the wild
in a location that will be safe
for him. He will not be on dis-
play here at the center because
we don't want him to become
too comfortable with
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee New s
Following a biet car chase
on U.S. 441 N., the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force
arrested three Lakeland resi-
dents-with approximately 37.-9
grams of suspected metham-
phetamine in their possession.
The arrests actually came
about as a byproduct of anoth-
er drug investigation being
conducted by the task force.
Following their arrests, the


three individuals were booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail.
Arrested were Kerry .Sue
Wilson, 25, Reynolds Road;
Daniel Robert Powell, 31,
Meadowroad Trail; and James
Robert Coskey, 21, Surette
Road.
Wilson was charged \\ith
the felonies of trafficking in
methamphetamine and flee-
ing and eluding a law enforce-
ment officer. She is also facing
misdemeanor charges of driv-
ing while license revoked with
knowledge and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $127,000.
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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Rotary Club member Matt
Buxton spoke briefly to club
members about ideas sur-
rounding Okeechobee High
School graduates and the
upcoming activities before
graduatiofin day.
Mr. Buxton told club mem-
bers that fundraisers were in the
works in support of the annual
Grad Night program. The pro-
gram, which began 17 years
ago, is a non-alcohol event that
features an all night lock-in
.game room atmosphere.
Seniors and their guests can
participate in games in which
prizes are awarded.
"Nearly $25,000 is spent


each year on just prizes and
giveaways for the kids," stated
Mr. Buxton.
He added that much of the
funding from previous years has
been through donations from
local businesses and residents.
"Students are given prizes of
anything from TVs to cash," he
continued.
He said in the past many
local businesses have donated
funds to support the program.
He added that it is time once
again to begin fundraising
efforts as graduation is quickly
approaching for some 300 sen-
iors.
Anyone interested in assist-
ing with the 2006 Grad Night
project is asked to contact Matt

Buxton at (863) 763-1994.


Club president Lonnie
Kirsch made a presentation dur-
ing the meeting showing club
members the most recent
efforts of the Main Street Cultur-
al Arts Committee in coopera-
tion with Okeechobee County
School Board, to bring a fine
arts festival to Okeechobee.
Mrs. Kirsch presented a,
Power Point program detailing
the possibilities of hosting a
local art display and also a
juried art show.
"Any artist in Florida, but
most importantly, artists from
Okeechobee would be able to
.have their work seen by the
public eye," she said.
She stated that such a show
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Alleged meth, scales seized in traffic stop


An Okeechobee woman was
arrested late last week after
approximately 14.5 grams of
suspected methamphetamine
was. allegedly found in her pos-
session.
Jennifer Helen Lee Fuller, 32,
N.E. 301 Blvd., was charged on
March 31 with the felony of pos-
session of methamphetamine
with intent to sell. She was also
charged with the misdemeanor


of possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Her bond was set at
$10,500.
According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
arrest affidavit, members of the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force were in the 42000 block of
U.S. 441 when a black Mercedes
passenger car was seen traveling
at a high rate of speed. The affi-
davit states that the vehicle was


followed and was pace clocked
at 110 mph.
The car was stopped and the
driver, Kathleen Laura Meara,
was issued a citation for driving
while license suspended.
However, a check on Fuller
indicated that Osceola County
has a warrant issued that calls
for her arrest.
After her arrest, a substance
was found in her possession. Also


found in the car
seat where she
had been
reportedly sit-
ting was a set of
digital scales.
The sub-
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field tested
and indicated
the presence
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felonies of trafficking in metham-
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evidence. He is also charged with
possession of drug parapherna-
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has been set at $ 111,000.
Coskey has been charged
with the felony of possession of
methamphetamine, as well as a
. misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. His
bond has been set at $26,000.
S;. Captain Dale LaFlam of the
Okeechobee Count Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said the arrests
came about rather quickly.
"The arrests were an offshoot
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would encourage young artists to-
display their work and pursue art
on a higher level.
Mrs. Kirsch told club members
that her upcoming trip to Talla-
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for a grant for approximately
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hypodermic needles into the
trunk of the Focus.
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said that the mini-grant would
help to purchase tents and other
set-up items, and would also
assist in paying for framing sup-
plies for the artwvork to be dis-
played.
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arts and crafts show, rather it will
feature art projects from local and:
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pulled the vehicle out of the park-
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from the deputies. After a chase
of just over a mile, the driver of
the Ford stopped the vehicle.
The car, stated the report, was
driven by Wilson.
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Mrs. Kirsch went on to say that
the events would provide stu-
dents the opportunity to partici-
pate in a show with judges from
surrounding areas.
The tentative dates scheduled
for the event would begin in Feb.
2007. Artworks from varied areas
aand ethnicities would be asked to
participate. These would include
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report that they saw a passenger
in the front seat of the Focus
throw something out the car's
window. Once the car was
stopped and all three of its occu-
pants placed under arrest, that
item was retrieved. The item was
described as a plastic bag con-
taining a substance suspected of
being meth.
The report goes on to state
that a substance thought to be
meth was also found on Wilson.
Also found was a set of digital
scales, hypodermic needles,
multiple small plastic bags and
$1,021 in U. S. currency, contin-
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The arrest affidavit states that
all the substances were field test-
ed and all indicated the presence
of methamphetamine.


the African-American community;
specialty art; and, therapeutic art-
work from nursing homes. Artists
from the winter resident commu-
nity and from the private school
sector would also be invited.
For more information on
Okeechobee cultural events, call
(863) 357-MAIN.
Rotary Club meetings are held
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News Briefs

FHP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking for
witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on S.R.
714 at Fox Brown Road.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact Cor-
poral Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.

Locks to close for inspections
Four navigation locks along the north shore of Lake Okeechobee
will be closed for routine inspections on April 11 and 12.
The anticipated lock closures will be between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Inspections at the J&S Fish Camp (S-135) and Henry Creek (G-36) navi-
gation locks will take place on April 11. Inspections at Buckhead Ridge
(S-127) and Lakeport (S-131) will take place on April 12.
For information, please contact the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Okeechobee Service Center at (863) 462-5260 or (800)
250-4200.

SFWMD to host project celebration
OKEECHOBEE A ceremony to celebrate the completion of the
land-aeqition phase of the Kissimmee River Restoration project will
be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12.
The ceremony will be held during the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) governing boardTmeeting at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., in Okeechobee. The governing board
meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
For information, call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
(863) 462-5260.
City has openings on boards
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee currently has openings
on their Code Enforcement Board, as well as their Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment/Land Planning Agency/Design Review
Board.
Membership of the boards, where possible, shall consist of any of
the following: architect, general contractor, realtor, business person
and layperson.
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents may
apply.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold any
elective position of office with the City of or County of Okeechobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.
For information, call the City Clerk's Office at (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.

Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank io help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you would
like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.


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Everglades students geared up for final nine weeks


,Second grade
Mr. Wright's class is reading
about the atlas (a book of
-maps). We are studying meas-
urement in Math. Our class had
a great spring break. We are
ready for the final second grade
,assessment tests.
Mrs. Brady's
class is getting
geared, up
for the 100
'Book Chal-
.lenge. We
;got 300 new
books' in our
classroom to read! We are ready
to read, read, read, fun, fast, and
easy books. We are up for the
;challenge.
Ms. Stokes' class celebrated
Agricultural Literacy Day last
week. Her class would like to
'thank. the Okeechobee Cattle-
: 'men's Association president, Mr.
Matt Pearce, for coming in to
.read,'Til the Cows Come Home'
to the class. We will be doing a-
unit on the Agriculture Industry
in a few weeks. Also, congratu-
lations to Alyssa Mohney, The
-Student ofthe Week.
Mrs. Cla pool's class has
begtn the 100 book Reading
'Challenge,and:'ve are having so
Amuch fun. \\e love picking out
the books and are excited to
'earn the steps. We are learning
about maps and also learning
'geo6tetry. Second grade is fun!
Mrs. Reuter's class is learning
-a major life skill ol how to swim.
They are mastering the impor-
tant skill of floating. In addition
to learning swimming tech-
niques, students are having fun.
The 100 Book Challenge is,
'challenging us to discover the:
fun or reading out of our com-
fdort zone. So man books, so lit-
tle time!
i Mrs. White's class Was very
excited to have swimming dur-
ing. P.E. .last week. \Ve all,
enio.e-d going to the pool for


Everglades Elementary is proud to announce the names of the following students of the
week including kindergarten students: Kari Pope, Fernando Mendez, Taylor Guinn, Taylor
Boatwright and Arturo Longoria. From the first grade students of the week included: Jazzmin
Mestre, John Nelson, Jocelyn Herrera, Tyler Lynch, Nelson Liberato, Zachery Arcuri and Jas-
mine Pounds. Second grade students: Breanna Blount, Isaias Gonzalez, Isaac Garcia, Colton
Etchison, and Jarred Brown made the list. Third graders, Alyssa Weeks, Enrique Campos,
Jessica Maya, Maryanne Macias, Dashara Mitchell, Paul Jackson, Dakota Bond, and Quinton
Law were selected. Fourth grade students, Tim Saylor, Fernando Lopez, Rosendo Navarro,
'Abelardo Yanez, Alejandro Campos, and Fredy Valdez and also fifth graders, Chad Ellerbee,
Reina Garcia, and Edith Hernandez all received student of the week certificates. Congratu-


lations to our many outstanding students.


swimming lessons We are also
very excited about participating
in the 100 Book Challenge. We
can't wait to earn prizes- and
improve our reading at-the same
,time.
Third Grade
Ms. Laker's class is staying
busy by learning their di ision,
facts in Math Also, we have
been reading and sok ing a lot of
story problems by choosing the
correct operation in order to
solve the problem., in Science,
we have been discussing the
irhportance of soil. \\e also hav e


learned how soils are different
and what we can do to conserve
our soil. We have been enjo\ ing
.:ur writing this week Each stu-
dent is writing at least live
descriptie sentences about an.
animal. As a class we try to
guess hiat each others animal
is. \\'e definitely have been
enio iring ourselves. .. .
Ms. Jasper's class is busy
with practicing multiplication
and relating those facts to learn
di ision \Ve are bus% learning
lots of neat facts about Mexico.
\Ve ust learned to count to 10 in
Spanish and know many colors


in Spanish. We are-iow studying-
Cincc de Ma\o arind lear ning
about Mosaic Art. In addition to
all of thait,a e are-beginning to.
lear n about the[ Earth's
resources in Science and \\ill
soon tbe doing some lun rnmining
activities of, our o\xn Thiud
grade is a blast \Ve ill be sad
tosee the end ol the eai.
Ms. Hunt's class has been
slo\ l\ getting through tractiorns '
We're learning the vocabulary \
words like numeiatoi. denc'nmi-
haltor and equivalent, as \ ell as,
comparing greater or less than
liiactions. Sometimes it's frus-


treating, but we just keep practic-
ing! We have started studying
our neighbors to the south, Mex-
ico in Social Studies. With the
help of different kinds of prod-
ucts that Mexico produces and
that we may use them everyday.
Science has been the most
fun. We're studying the proper-
ties of matter and are using just
our touch sense to describe a
hidden object. The students are
being very descriptive and cre-
ative with their scientific
answers. We love .the third
grade.
ESE classes
Mrs. Campbell's second
graders are working on .line of
symmetry and congruence in
math. The students are enjoying
drawing and cutting out sym-
metrical figures. By the end of
the week, they will have created
a perfectly symmn-etrical picture.
Ms. May's class is working
hard on the letters, Yy and Zz.
We are also excited to go swim-
ming the week of April 17.
Ms. Wainer's fourth grade
maith class is tbeginniing fiac-
tions. We are using fraction tiles
in order to find and corripare
equi\aleIrt fractions.
Literacy Council,
The'students at Eterglades
are excited to begin our next
school: wide read-aloud. Our
,:iook for these nine weeks s is


'Oonawassee Summer,' by
Melissa Forney. It's about the
adventures of two cousins who
visit their grandparents in South
Florida. It takes place in an area
much like Okeechobee or the
Everglades. Please ask your child
to re-tell you the story each after-
noon whey they get home.
All of the second graders are
excited to begin their 100 Book
Challenge. 100 Book Challenge
is a reading program that "chal-
lenges" the students to read for
30 minutes a day. They log their
time read and work for incen-
tives at each step. The steps are
20 (five hours), 100 (25 hours),
200 (50 hours), 300 (75 hours).
Read on second grade.
Student Council
We are celebrating Earth Day,
April 22. Join us for the Earth
Day cok'lring contest to K-Fifth
grade at Everglades Elementary
School. All participants will
receive a certificate of recogni-
tion for their efforts. Each
teacher chooses a first, second,
and third place winner from
their class and SFWMD will pick
the final winners for each grade
le el Prizes are awarded to first,
second, and third place winners
in each grade level. A presenta-
tion to announce the contest
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The Okeechobee County
.School Board will be holding
kindergarten registration at the
following schools: Monday, April
;17 at Central Elementary School
18631 462-5077, Tuesday, April 18
at Seminole Elementary School
.(iS.3o1 462-51.16, W\ednesday, April
19, at North Elementary School
i.863 -162-5100,. Thursday, April
20, at South Elerrientary School
(863) 462-5087, and Friday, April
21,. at Everglades Elementary
School (863).462-5108.
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*old on or before Sept: 1, 2006,
[you should'be gathering. the fol-
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la\\ to enter public school includ-
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exam records that ha\e been
completed by a physician since
Sept 1,2005.
Please contact the school'3 our-
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten
registration. If you do not know\
whichc h school your child should
attend, contact the Students Ser-
vices Office at L863) 462-5000
extension 260. ..
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abril, Seminole. Elementary
School (863) 462-5116, 19 de
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lis in 200-4. She \ as a rmJember of
the Ben Dais Christian Church
and the Eastern Star.
Mr. Brock is surei\ed. b i her
daughter, CarolNi n J Richards,,of
COkeechribee. two randchil-
dren, Dennis McAllisle of
Atlanta, Ga., and Pamela K., Cox
of Indianapolis, Ind.; three gieat-
grandchildren.-Sean Moriarity of,
Indianapolis, Ind Laura Butfs of
Atlanta, Ga., and Lisa McAllister
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TRAFFIC LIGHTS: This is concerning the accident at 15-B and U.S.
441 S.E., I am concerned why we can't get a traffic light there. Why do
we have to have so many accidents at that intersection before we can
have anything done?

PETS: I do not hesitate to call Animal Control when I see an animal
in distress. If these pet owners don't like it, too bad. I'm certainly not
turning a blind eye. These helpless animals look to their owners to pro-
tect them, not let them run the roads or starve to death. If only the ani-
mal abuse laws were stiffer. These people, once cited, should never be
allowed to ever own another animal. It is my opinion that you can tell a
lot about a person by the way they treat their pets. Also, please spay
and neuter your pets.

PHOTOS: Concerning the 4-H, it's a shame that our kids put so
much time and work in the 4-H sale and as of now there have been no
pictures in the paper, like they have every year. I don't know whose
responsibility that is, but it needs to get in the paper.
Editor's Note: We received the photos from this year's livestock
show and sale this week and are currently in the process of putting
together a special section for the photos, as we do every year.

FRIENDS: This is about Alvarez and the alleged murder of the two
teenagers. I'd like to say that I'm a father also, and to all your teenagers
out there: choose your friends wisely.

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Community Events

Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.
at 1010 N.W Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of $14,
payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo I.D.;
and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at (863)
467-7457; or, by e-mail at redbirds@strato.net;
Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry Shrad-
er on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be food, fun,
auction and music. Donations can be made to a special account that
has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For information, call
Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061. -
Ranch hosting fundraiser ...
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.W 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser for the
Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community College (IRCC)
Scholarship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m. Activities will
include a barbecue, an Easter egg hunt on horseback, regular East-
er egg hunt for small children, relay races both on and off horseback,
pon. rides, a Chinese auction and a horseshoe tournament. There
will also be live entertainment. The events are open to the public.
Those bringing horses must show negative coggins. Those who plan
to bring horses are asked to call in advance, so plans can be made to
accommodate the number of horses participating. For information,
call (863 467-24-83 or (561) 236-8990.
Church plans Easter sunrise service
The First United Methodist Church will hold Easter sunrise servic-
es at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on:the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offering
will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to replace
one of their vehicles.
Free tax counseling service offered,
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 from 9 a;m..until 1 p.m., at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free,
volunteer run, tax counseling preparation service that can
answer most of the tax issues faced by middle to low income tax-
payers, with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or older.
Please bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, divi-
dend, broker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone that
.is to be listed on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of
refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income
tax returns. For information, call Neile Foreman, district coordi-
nator, at (863) 357-1694.





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Repairs to begin soon on the ARC


By Nancy Zeigler

After a lot of hard work and
sacrifice, the ARC of Okee-
chobee has received an obliga-
tion of grant funds from the Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) for much need-
ed hurricane repairs.
The past year-and-a-half has
certainly been a challenge for this


agency. The ARC's mission is to
provide social, educational and
vocational opportunities to per-
sons with a developmental dis-
ability, without regard to payment.
Rebuilding and recovery has
been the agency's primary goal.
Like many throughout the
state, the ARC's facility, took a
real beating with the hurricanes
- part of the roof was lost and
water damaged was sustained


Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7p.m. at the. Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) .467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christ-
ian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Satrday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, SisterYvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on tne ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251. or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include:
AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs: personal issues; domestic violence; absti-
nence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and pre-
vention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.1.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of,
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
Sunday
A.A. meeting 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.
Monday
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. Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 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 Palsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person. and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674: or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-figso.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158..
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
nation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.



Community Events


Diabetes support group to meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S. 441 N.
This is a free community service. For information, call Wanda Haas
RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093.
Democrat party to meet
The Okeechobee Democratic Party will meet Thursday, April 13,
at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott
Avenue.
Pentecostal church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenue, is
hosting a revival with Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia. Services will
begin at 7 p.m. April 13 through 15. On Sunday, April 16, he will
speak at the 10 a.m. service. For information call Tammy Gibson at
(863) 634-5757, or Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-3053.
Church plans Good Friday program
New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 1001 N.E. 16th Ave., is hosting a
Good Friday program on April 14 at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
447-2563.
Legion auxiliary plans Easter egg hunt
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64501,501 S.E. Second St.,
will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. There will
be 3 different age groups for children ages 1 to 12. For information,
call Bea at (863) 763-4953.
Bake sale is planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department will
be having a bake sale on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the station located on S.R. 78 W.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold
their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. The chil-
dren of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in the
activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own baskets.


throughout the building. The
facility is almost 10,000 square
feet and had encompassed three
greenhouses that were also
destroyed.
As a non-profit entity, the
agency leases the facility from
the county and has 87 years left
on the remaining lease. In
August of 2004, the agency took
over the operation of the St. Vin-
cent DePaul Thrift Store, which


offers a job training project for
the clients they serve. The store,
approximately 2,800 square feet,
became a haven when the roof
to the main facility was lost in
August of 2004.
The board of directors and
staff are hopeful to start renova-
tions in early April. And, the
clients can't wait to return to the
facility at 403 N.W. Second Ave.,
as it is like a home to many.


Community Events


Church presenting Easter musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries,, 677 S.W
32nd St., will present an Easter outdoor musical event entitled "Pathos
'06" on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April.9, at 7 p.m. This will
be an outdoor presentation of the death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Heart Gallery presentation planned
The Heart Gallery, a presentation of pictures of children that are
available for adoption, will be held Friday, April 7, from 5 until 7 p.m..
at the Indian River Community College(IRCC) Dixon Hendry Camps
,2229 N.W. Ninth Ave..Children's, Home Society will provide a short
program with co-chairs Dr. Fred Brown and Zella Kirk. Snacks will be
served.
Ashley Gang to appear
The Ashley Gang will be appearing at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. This free concert is
sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is
open to the public.
Red Cross hosting CPR class
The local branch of the American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott
Ave., will be holding an infant/child CPR class on Saturday, April 8, :
from 9a.m. until noon. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Library hosts Storytelling Festival
The Okeechobee County Library will be holding its fifth annual
Storytelling Festival Saturday, April 8, from 2 until 4 p.m. The pro-
gram will start with stories by local storytellers' Alisha Pearce, Pat
O'Connor and Margo Taylor. After a break for refreshments, the
award-winning musical comedy team The Battersby Duo will per-
form variety of music, poetry and interactive theatrics that demon-
strate the power of the written word.
Masons host garbage can chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual garbage can chicken dinner on Saturday, April 8, from 4
until 7 p.m. at the Lodge. The suggested donation will be $6 for
adults and $3 for children under 10. For tickets or information, con-
tact Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071, BuckvYoder at (863) 467-7342 or
any Lodge member.
Yard sale aids Hospice patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, April ,
and Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until, 2 p.m.-The sale wilH beheld at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue volunteer house located at the'
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice
residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard
sale donations are accepted at this location.
Barbecue proceeds help Smalls family
A barbecue to help the Smalls family will be held in Flagler Park
Saturday, April 8, from 11:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners will consist of cab.-
bage, green beans, roll and choice of one-fourth chicken or three
ribs. Call Jeff Robinson Electric at(863) 763-2525 for dinner tickets.:
Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge, will host a
fish fry Jail and Bail on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30 until 3p.m. All pro-
ceeds will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office to help start a K-9
unit. The cost will be $6.
Holiness church plans revival
New Life Holiness Church in Basinger, 17025 N.W. 190th Road,
will host a revival April 10-14 starting at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Rufus Caraway from Arcadia will be the guest speaker. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-6989, or (863) 357-1171.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,
916 W N. Park St., Monday, April 10, and Monday, April 24, at 5:30
p.m. each day. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Class of '77 planning reunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All members
of the class of 1977 will meet on April 11 at 6:30 pm at Beef O'Brady's
Restaurant,608 S. Parrott Ave. For information call Karen Williamson
Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817
or Toni Bennett Doyle at(863) 634-9491.
Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 am. at the
Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St Lunch
reservations should be made by Friday, April 7. RSVP for lunch by Fri-
day, April 7. To RSVP call (863) 763-9800, or (863) 697-4903.
Sheriff, detective to address Chamber
An Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce membership
meeting will be held April 12 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The guest speakers will be Okee-
chobee County SheriffPaul May and Detective Brad Stark. Theywill be
speaking about gangs and gang-related activity in Okeechobee. For
information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at,(863) 763-6464.
Advisory/provider group to meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider meeting will be
held Wednesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Healthy Start board to meet
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will
meet Wednesday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the New Endeavors
School building, 575 S.W 28th St. For information, contact Kay Begin
at (863) 467-5877.
Church hosting special presentation
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will be
presenting "The Living Lord's Supper" on Monday, April 13, at 6:30
p.m. at the church. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863)
763-4021.
Hand and Hand Ministries to meet
Hand and Hand Ministries Palmdale (formerly Cowboys with
Christ) will meet Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Com-
munity Center at the comer of Fifth and Main in Palmdale at 7 p.m.
There will be food, fellowship and gospel. For information, call
Denna at (863) 612-0640.






SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 7,2006


OHS Rodeo team competition results Brahman Tennis Team Results
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March 25-
Okeechobee:
Breakaway: Jessica Ziglar-fifth
place. Goat Tying: Bobbi Jo
Haberlandt-fourth place. Pole
Bending: Jessica Ziglar-second
place. Girls Cutting: Bobbi Jo
Haberlandt-fourth place in first go
and tied for third and fourth in the
second go. Jessica Ziglar-fifth
place in the first and second go.
Team roping: Nick Mazzilli-fourth
place. Calf roping: Nick Mazzilli-
third place and Brock Hancock-
10th place. Boys cutting: AJ Sum-
merford-first place in both goes
,and Chasey Bass-third place in
!both goes. Bull riding: Newt Matt-


son-tied for fourth and fifth place.
April 1- Green
Cove Springs:
Goat tying: Bobbi Jo Haber-
landt-fifth place. Pole bending:
Jessica Ziglar-second place. Bar-
rel racing: Bobbi Jo Haberlandt-
10th place. Bull riding: Wayne
Peaden-tied for fifth and seventh
place. Saddle bronc: Chasey Bass-
first place. Calf roping: Nick Mazz-
illi-second place and Brock Han-
cock-third place.
Team members' positions in
state standings are: Barrel racing-
(8) Bobbi Jo Haberlandt; (15) Jes-
sica Ziglar; (25) Autumn DeCarlo


and (36) Justina Stokes. Goat
tying-(5) Bobbi Jo Haberlandt.
Pole bending-(tie for 2) Jessica
Ziglar. Breakaway-(23) Jessica
Ziglar. Team roping-(18) Brock
Hancock; (24) Nick Mazzilli. Bull
riding-(7) Wayne Peaden; (13)
Logan Coker; (15) Newt Mattson;
(22) Trey Cofield and (24) Nathan
Lamb. Calf roping-(10) Nick
Mazzilli; (13) Brock Hancock;
(21) Wayne Peaden. Saddle
bronc-(l) Chasey Bass. Girls cut-
fing: (7) Bobbi Jo Haberlandt and
(9) Jessica Ziglar. Boys cutting-(0)
AJ Summerford and (2) Chasey
Bass.
The team has one rodeo left
prior to State Finals. This will be


their final opportunity to advance
in their state standings. The top 15
in each event will advance to State
Finals. The top four in each event
at state will go to the National
Finals in July in Springfield, IL.
Several team members will be
competing at the International
Youth Finals Rodeo in Shawnee,
Okla. prior to competing in the
Nationals in Springfield.
The following is the remainder
of their schedule for this year.
April 29: Williston
April 30: Williston-Cutting only
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team defeated the Lake Placid
boys' team Tuesday afternoon 4-
3. The individual results were:
Boys' singles: Corey White
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(Okee.) 8-4; Cabalo & Joles (LP)
def. Spelts & Cabansay (Okee.)
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Sports Briefs


OHS volleyball
players to meet
A meeting for all prospective
high school volleyball players
(including incoming freshmen) is
scheduled for Monday, April 10 in
the Okeechobee High School gym
at 6 p.m. If you plan to try out for
volleyball in August, you must
attend this meeting. Items that will
be covered include summer volley-
ball camps, physical, fund raising,
summer programs and fall tryouts.
If you absolutely cannot attend
this meeting, you must have some-
one there to pick up the informa-
tion for you. Contact Coach May at
(863) 634-5836 if you have any
questions.
Monster truck event
combines bull riding
Southern Monster Truck Show-
down, Inc. will combine bull riding
and monster trucking into one
large event when they come to the
Cattlemen's Arena on Friday, April
7. and Saturda, April 8.
Gates will open at. 6 p.m. for a
"meet and greet" party. All of the
cowboys and monster truck driv-
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and pictures prior to the actual
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Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and single
shooter tickets are available.
-For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star All-
Star Summer Basketball Camp for
boys and girls between the ages of
10 and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
foreign countries attended the
2005 camp.
: Camp locations include, but are
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Saturday, April 8th 7 p.m.
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April is water


conservation month


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet
today acknowledged April as
Water Conservation Month. The
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP), together
with the Florida Section of Ameri-
can Water Works Association,
endorsed the proclariation recog-
nizing the importance of preserv-
ing and protecting the quality and
supply of Florida's water for future
generations.
"Florida is working to ensure a
reliable supply of water for the
future by pursuing state and local
partnerships, adopting smart
management practices and
implementing conservation
strategies," said DEP Secretary
Colleen M. Castille. "By using
water wisely we can protect
rivers, springs and wetlands,
ensure a reliable supply of water
for the state's natural resources
and identify water needs for our
growing economy."
Florida is home to 50,000
miles of rivers and streams, more
than 700 freshwater springs and
draws 92 percent of the state's
drinking water from underlying
aquifers. The Sunshine State is
recognized as a national leader
in water management, conserva-
tion and reuse. In 2005, DEP's
Clean Water State Revolving
Fund was recognized by the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency for the State's efforts to
promote water conservation and


reuse. Since its inception in 1988,
Florida's State Revolving Fund
program has awarded more than
$2 billion in loans for water quali-
ty protection projects, including
funding 83 water reuse projects
totaling more than $260 million.
Along with public water quali-
ty, restoration and conservation
programs, Floridians can adopt
simple habits to protect the envi-
ronment and preserve water:
Fix water leaks. Homeown-
ers lose an average of 25 gallons
of water a day through leaky
water devices.
Take shorter showers, and
install a low-flow showerhead.
Operate dishwashers and
clothes washers only when com-
pletely full.
Repair dripping faucets. If
your faucet is dripping at a rate of
one drop per second, you can
waste 2,700 gallons per year.
Do not leave sprinklers or
hoses unattended. A garden hose
can pour out 600 gallons or more
in only a few hours.
Reuse household water for
irrigation.
Replace conventional toilets
that use up to five gallons of water
per flush with water-efficient, low-
flow toilets.
For more information about
Florida's water, visit www.dep.
state.fl.us/water. For more tips on
water conservation, visit
http://www.dep.state. fl.us/secre-
tary/news/2006/watertips.htm.


Community Events

UF/IFAS plans career fair
The University of'Florida/IFAS Environmental Management Career
Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Univer-
sity of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center
(IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The event is being
held because IRREC has launched a new bachelor's degree program in
environmental management and enrollment is increasing greatly. For
information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or,
by e-mail at kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.
Learning coalition plans interviews,
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S. 29th St.,
Fort Pierce, will hold interviews for a new executive director on.
Wednesday, April 19, and Friday, April 21, from 3 until 9p.m.


DOE helps to weatherize homes for poor families


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE)
Secretary Samuel W. Bodman
announced $2.5 million in weath-
erization program grants for the
state of Florida to make energy
efficiency improvements in
homes of low-income families;
weatherization can reduce an
average home's energy costs by
$358 annually. This weatheriza-
tion grant is part of $140.3 million
for 30 other states and the Navajo
Nation; this funding is the first
installment of $243 million in
total weatherization grants for
Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. FY 2006
funding is expected to weatherize
nearly 96,560 homes nationwide.
"Weatherizing your home is a


"Weatherizing your home is a valuable way to
save energy and money."
Samuel W. Bodman,
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary


valuable way to save energy and
money," Secretary Bodman said.
"The Department of Energy's
weatherization program will help
nearly 97,000 families make their
homes more energy efficient."
For every dollar spent, weath-
erization returns $1.53 in energy
savings over the life of the meas-
ures. DOE's weatherization pro-
gram performs energy audits to
identify the most cost-effective


measures for each home, which
typically includes adding insula-
tion, reducing air infiltration,
servicing the heating and cooling
systems, and providing health
and safety diagnostic services.
Other benefits of weatherization
include increased housing afford-
ability, increased property values,
job creation, lower owner and
renter turnover, and reduced fire
risks. In 2005, DOE helped weath-
erize more than 92,000 homes.
On average, Americans spend.
3.5 percent of their income on
paying energy bills, but for lower-
income households the costs


average 14 percent. These costs
can include anything from heat-
ing and cooling their homes to
running the lights, computers
and other appliances that need
electricity.
DOE's weatherization pro-
gram grants are distributed by
state energy offices through more
than 900 local agencies. Every
state, the District of Columbia,
the Navajo Nation and the Inter-
Tribal Council of Arizona will
receive weatherization grants this
year. Awards announced are for
the 31 states and the Navajo
Nation that begin their weather-
ization year on April 1. The
remaining 19 states and the Inter-
Tribal Council of Arizona will
receive funding during the latter
half of 2006.
For more information, please
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TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial offi-
cer, has urged Floridians victimized
by the 2005 hurricanes to make
sure they are not missing out on
favorable tax treatment for lost or
damaged property. Free tax assis-
tance is now available to determine
if hurricane victims have a qualify-
ing tax loss along with assistance
preparing their tax returns. The
program is available to those
impacted by Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita orWilma.
"I'm urging hurricane victims
to take advantage of every tax
benefit available to help them
rebuild their lives and homes, and
improve their finances," said Gal-
lagher. "Tax benefits available this
year could help Florida families at
every income level."
Volunteers at the IRS's Volun-
teer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
and Tax Counseling for the Elderly
(TCE) sites are now able to refer
hurricane victims with relatively
complex tax issues to participating
members of the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA) or the American Associa-
tion of Attorney-Certified Public
Accountants (AAA-CPA) for free
assistance preparing tax returns.
The VITA and TCE sites origi-
nally were only staffed to help
low-income and elderly Floridians
prepare simple tax forms. This


assistance has now been expand-
ed to also help hurricane victims
determine if they have casualty
losses or to amend prior returns.
To find the nearest VITA/TCE site
call 1-800-829-1040.
Gallagher reminded victims of
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita or Wilma
wishing to claim disaster-related
losses on their 2004-year federal
income tax returns that they will
have until October 16, 2006, to
make this choice rather than the
original April 17th deadline.
"Often declaring losses on the
prior year's return can lead to a
larger deduction," he said.
Un-reimbursed property losses
caused by the hurricanes can be
claimed on either 2004 or 2005 tax
returns. Eligible losses include but
are not limited to insurance
deductibles, spoiled food caused
by a power outage, or trees and
landscaping that were replaced.
Losses to homes, automobiles or
property that were not fully covered
by insurance may qualify for spe-
cial tax treatment.
. Other options that could result in
a larger tax refund are special rules
for victims of Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita and Wilma that will ease the eli-
gibility requirements for the Earned
Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the,
Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).
Hurricane victims who made
withdrawals from their retirement
programs to pay for storm losses
may be eligible for special treat-
ment by the IRS, including waiving
early withdrawal taxes. There is
also a temporary suspension of
limits on qualified charitable contri
buttons made between August 28,
2005, and the end of 2005.
Gallagher said a tax break is
available to Good Samaritans who
took in victims of Hurricane Katrina
for al least 60 days. A $500 exemp-
tion is available for each guest, up
lo a maximum of $2000.
Gallagher also encouraged
Floridians to make sure they are
not missing an opportunity to col-
lect refunds on their 2002 federal
taxes. To be eligible to collect these
unclaimed refunds a 2002 tax
return must be filed with .an IRS
office no later than April 17,2006.
"Approximately 116,000 Floridi-
ans are eligible 'for unclaimed
refunds on their 2002 federal
taxes," said Gallagher. "That's $162
million that is sitting in the U.S.
Treasury rather than working here
in Florida boosting our economy."
Many of the people who are due
a refund had taxes withheld from
their wages or paid tax on self-
employed earnings, or had too little
income to require them to file a
return. There is no penalty on late-
filed returns that are due a refund.
The IRS has issued a publication
explaining changes to the tax law
and relief provisions available to
those affected by Hurricanes Katri-
na, Rita and Wilma. Floridians can
access Publication 4492 by logging
on to www.irs.gov or find it where
IRS forms are distributed. The IRS
has also set up a special help line to
assist hurricane victims at 1-866-
562-5227.


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Glades County Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Michael Brown, 52, Okee-
chobee, was arrested March 20
by Deputy Bilinda Pottorff on a
warrant charging him with
vehicular homicide. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Robert Niles, 42, Punta
Gorda, was arrested March 21 by
Deputy Sergeant Dewayne
McQuaid on warrants from Char-
lotte, Levy and Pasco counties. He
is being held in the Glades County
Jail without bond,
Larry Williams, 45, Lake-
port, was arrested March 28 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on
charges of violation of injunc-
tion, criminal mischief, burglary,


grand theft and uttering a
forged/altered bank note. His
bond was set at $11,500.
Frank De Luca, 67, LaBelle,
was arrested March 29 by Deputy
.Robert Davis on a charge of bat-
tery on a person 65 years of age or
older. His bond was set at $1,000.
Ramsey Osceola, 33, Okee-
chobee, was arrested March 31 by
SPD Officer Garrison on charges
of driving under the influence,
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of an open container. His
bond was set at $12,500.
Robert Saucier, 18, Lakeport,
was arrested March 31 by Detec-
tive Mike Pepitone on a warrant
charging him with burglary of a
conveyance and petit theft. His
bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


Police apprehend suspect in rape


By Bill Fabian
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON An arrest of a
45-year-old transient was made
on Wednesday, March 29 by the
Clewiston Police Department,
which later charged the man as a
suspect in connection to the early-
morning rape and beating of a
Clewiston resident and city
employee.
After questioning and identifi-
cation in a police lineup, Hector
Borjas was transported to LaBelle
and jailed on charges of attempt-
ed murder, sexual battery, with
force, and burglary.
In the predawn hours on
March 29, a city employee was
brutally assaulted and left for
dead on Clewiston city property,
in the area of the Clewiston Public
Library.
According to Clewiston Police
Chief Don Gutshall, Borjas was
originally arrested by the CPD's
Road Patrol division on the same.


Police search for shooting suspect


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Police are
searching for a suspect in con-
nection with a shooting in down-
town Belle Glade last week.
Investigators say the suspect,
angry that his victim had
attacked him earlier in the day,
tracked him down to take
revenge into his own hands.
Police are investigating the
details of the case and are work-
ing toward making .an arrest
soon. Detectives are hoping that
someone will step forward with
information on where the sus-
pect, who reportedly fled the
area following the shooting, may
be hiding.
SThe shooting happened
March 29, at approximately 7:30
p.m., detectives said.
While the reason for the
shooting is unclear, it appears
that the shooting developed
from an earlier confrontation
between the suspect and


William Walker, Jr., 33, of Belle
Glade.
According to witnesses, dur-
ing an argument Walker report-
edly struck the defendant in the
face with a stick. With his face
bloodied, the suspect called out,
to a friend of his for a gun, at
which point Walker fled from the
scene.,
The suspect then jumped in
his car and followed Walker as
he ran toward- SW Fifth St. in
Belle Glade. While tracking him,
the suspect fired numerous
shots at-Walker, endangering a
number of people who were
near the scene at the time.,
Bystanders say a total of nine
shots were fired by the defen-
dant while his car was in motion.
At one point in the chase,
Walker grabbed a woman near-
by and used her as a human.
shield. The suspect got out of his
car and ordered him to come out
from behind her, yelling, "Let the
girl go so I can kill you." The sus-
pect eventually caught up with


Walker and managed to shoot
him on his left forearm.
Walker pushed the woman to
the ground and tan to a nearby
building to phone police after he
had been shot. He was treated at
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade, where doctors used 12
staples to close the wound.
Police are now looking for
Bolman Slater, 30, also known as
Big Bo, for his possible involve-
ment in the case. Witness state-
ments place him as the main fig-
ure in the shooting. If arrested
for the crime, the suspect may
face charges of attempted mur-
der.
According to police, Walker
himself has a prior criminal
record. Detective Larry Hol-
borow said Walker had been
.imprisoned recently on the
charge of attempted murder.
If you have any information
on this case, you are asked to
contact the Belle Glade Police
Department at (561) 996-7251.


day in an incident unrelated to the
attack on the city employee but
a description by the alleged victim
pointed to the arrested Borjas,
who later confessed to the crime
while in custody, during interro-
gation by the Clewiston investiga-
tive team.
According to Chief Gutshall,
members of the CPD Detective
Division spent the day collecting
forensic evidence of the alleged
incident, which gave further
cause to question Borjas in con-
nection to the attack.
Borjas, who has family in


Miami and is originally from Hon-
duras, continues to be held in
LaBelle on a $350,000 bond,
according to Chief Gutshall.
Chief Gutshall stated that the
victim was hospitalized in serious
condition from injuries suffered
during the attack, and has since
been upgraded to stable condi-
tion. According to the chief, the
victim was conscious and able to
give a description of the attacker,
which led to the eventual arrest of
Borjas.
Because the attack occurred
suddenly and without any appar-


ent motive, investigators were not
surprised to learn that the attacker
was from out of town, according
to the CPD. The arrest may have
come just in time, before anyone
else was hurt, according to the
police chief.
"Nobody just starts to commit
crimes like these," said Chief Gut-
shall. "I have a feeling he's done
this before, and that he was plan-
ning on doing it again," he said.
The suspect was originally
held without bond. No word has
yet been released about a court
hearing.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, April 7,
through Thursday, April 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Bench Warm-
ers" (PG-13} Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at. 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
I Theatre III "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m..
Tickets are'$5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Barbershop singers
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet style have changed
their meeting night to Monday
evenings at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
thobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Any one who enjoys
singing harmony is invited, and
urged to bring a friend: For infor-
mation, contact Charlie Bradham
at (863) 467-6347.
You can be a
S volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
J her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
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Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
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program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin,,.St..ILucie and
'Okeeh.ho.ee counties: Please call
the Indianl Rivr Corrimunity Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking f6r-volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call .Jordan
.Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call,
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
,(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing- Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs'
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media: Currenritly, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English


as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
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Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
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day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
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until noon; Yearling Middle
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Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
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Multi.Family
OKEECHOBEE- Sat, April 8th,
- 7am-?,A462 SE 4th St., By
Hospice. Computer. desk,
dressers, clothes & more.



OKEECHOBEE, Sat., April 8th,
8am.'. 2105 SW 28th Ave.
Tools. ODshes, Lawn Mower.
Eager, Freezer & Much More'!
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Estate Sale
OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., Fri. &
Sat., April 6th, 7th & 8th,
8am-5pm, 303 SW 1-Oti Ave
SEntire Contents ol Home.
Too many items to0 list'l


Sat. April 8th
8am-2pm
80 12th St. Buckhead Ridge
*clothing glassware bas-
kets Too Much to list!


COUNTRY BOY- wants to
meet country girl for friend-
ship, companionship and pos-
sible future together. 20-30ish,
non drinker, non smoker,
Church goer, Send replys to
201 SW10th Ave, C/O RG
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123




Employment -
Fl-T te 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Part-Tiena 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227-
Sales 230



CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779


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ASSISTANT
MANAGER

SERVERS
AM & PM
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant'Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp.-helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.
CDL DRIVER NEEDED
Must speak English. Excellent
pay depending on drop sites.
863-467-4411 Before 4pm.
CRANE OPERATOR,
Operate Crane w/
Clamshell Bucket. Full Time.
Near City of Okeechobee.
Call Frank @E904-237-9696
S EOE
CUSTOMER SERVE. REP
for National Oxygen company.
Great benefits. Medical expe-
rience preferred but will train.
Bilingual a plus. Call Center
Manager 863-763-7337
HOUSEKEEPING SPVSR
Full- time. Bilingual a must.
& FRONTDESKPOSITION.
Please apply at Pier II Resort
.1 front desk.

JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED
For Tuesday &
Wednesday only.
Mature, responsible
person needed
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
shopping center
in Okeechobee.
$325 per month
(561)261-102i
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 per our) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
experience. Apply at Bass
il=ctic, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWR (863)467-8705
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat
863)946-1742 $750 wk+tips


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LABORER
Concrete &'
.Bridge Work
The Murphy
Construction
Co. WPB
800-273-9093
DFWP
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LOCAL CLEANING COMPANY
Seeking employees.
Shifts: 3:30-11:00 pm,
4:00-11:pm & 5:00-11pm,
Mon. Fri., some Saturdays.
Must have a valid FL Drivers
license, transportation to &
from work & no criminal
record. For application call:
(863)763-0902
MAINTENANCE 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.


MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Parttime &full time.
(863)610-0852
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
Sing. For application & free
* government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serve.
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.


WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.



RN, LPN,
PHYSICAL THERAPY PTA
Apply at
Big Lake Home Health
or fax resume to
863-467-7322


BABY SITTER NEEDED: for 8
yr. old before/after school.
Your house/mine. Transporta-
tion a must. (863)697-8299


ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
inipayroll@newszap.com.

STRINGERS
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and referenc-
es to:
inipayroll@newszap.com.


CARE GIVER / COMPANION
Available. Call (863)467-5657
References available
on request


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Full Tim


Empoyen
Full Tim


Okeechobee

News,



The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Memiber. This is a part time
position that could lead to full tiine
employment.
The right applicant aill:
Have add ,anced PC computer skills
Have good people skills .
,, Be ateamrpli .. ;
Be organize,d;;,i ;_i', .
Be able to handle pre. -Lire
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record .
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers: .
Potential for advancement
A unique work envirionnient i-.here
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program-,-
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer






Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
o A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
9 Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeedobee Nea Is An Equal Opportunity Employer



"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license. .
We offer good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo mm
184 Fl. Turnpike
863-763-9383
DFWP"

ACCOUNTANT, PEACHTREE
Experienced Accountant to lead budgeting, cash flow
forecasting & management, prepare financial statements,
A/R, A/P & bank recs. BS degree preferred, AS req'd.
Construction exp. a +,Jupiter area, send resume to:
VCG-CV(@ADELPHIA.NET

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442




HOUSEKEEPING
Full Time ~

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Golf Course Mechanic Needed
Salary based on experience
Apply at Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 NE 131st Lane

Financial Contracing

M & D CONTRACTING
M in i*Siding
Soffit
Fascia
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Gutters
1-800-893-8933
Uc. #OCSL2732-01


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NOTICE
Independent Newspaperswill
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
Strue, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services




Ch. d Care Offere 415
Instruction 420
Services.Offered 425
Insurace. 430.
IM iedicl Services435

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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


Buying a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look In the dassi-



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &'
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free,
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

Need a few more bucks to
purchase somethlhg
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sei your used Items In
the classfelds.


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510|
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supples 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magoaines535
Building Mate1rial540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 56Q
Clothing 5615
Coins/Stamps 57Q
Collectibles 57$
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 61.
Furs w 616
Health & Reducin% ;
Equipment 620
Heating. Equipment/:
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous '655
Musical Instruments 680
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumnblg Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6BB
Restaurant 1
Equipment. 690
Satellite -695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 720
TMo & Games 730
V'Rs 736
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box ,
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.
(863)675-5929


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
863-467-7500 days
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
FREEZER, white, small, chest
type. $99. (863)467-9363
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very
good condition. $150.
(863)357-6266


WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038


BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
goose bikes w/access, $50
for botr will sell separate
0863675-3944



BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/taucei. $30.
1863)763-8548.
EXTERIOR DOOR- Colonial
sivie 36'. While. $50.
(7721201-8932
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
borlable, 8,.20, roof system,
28x.8. 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16' (6) _
ASKING $1000 .for all
(863)302-1059
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen.
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
l51 58r82 1i) Glass window
5263. $500 1863)357-0201


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress : $40..
(863)675-7105 .
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler,
$20 (863)763-6131



WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8. Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.
(863)467-0277'


HOMECOMING/Pageant Dress,
Black dress white trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
$50 (863)675-3659


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx 44yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 al or
best offer,. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card.
$750 (863)467-1484



LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
$650. (863)227-0263



BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces,
Beige w/large pink flowers.
$50. (863)763-8146


ARMOIRE: Pine, New, in box.
63"x36". Drawers, shelves &
closet. Cost $575. Now $400.
(863)467-7996/610-3000
BAKERS RACK- wrought iron
with wood counter. Very sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
BR SUITE- 9 pc Broyhill, king
size, white washed oak,
lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932
CEDAR CHEST: New, In box.
36"x20". Cost $250, Selling for
$150. 863-467-7996 or
863-610-3000
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.


COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops.& glass inserts,
$50. (863)763-8146 ..
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
(863)357-6922
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6. $iO00 or best offer.
(863)467-2474
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Hutch style, white washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
FOLDING TABLES (2) 3 Ft. x 8
Ft. $20 for both, will sep..
(863)467-6797
KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
(863)467-9625,
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L,
shaped black w/pin strips.
Great cond. $750 or best ol-
ler (863)634-2094
SOFA- lull size, Like new,.
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with .4. chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.
Wicker Queen bed set, cnest
ol drawers, 2 night tables,
w/tempered glass on top
$550 (937)335-0877



GOLF-CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag,-putter. $95.
(863)946-3123



BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-
justable bench w/leg ext's,
400# iron weights, weight
rack, $175. 863-805-0272.
WEIGHT MACHINE, pulley,
200# on guides, change wt.
with peg. $35. Call
863-805-0272.
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COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079 .
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75.. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
(863)634-5914
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527


Treadmill, DC motor, $75 VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
.phone (863)763-7072 (863)467-0670


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 (863)467-2267
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.
(937)335-0877



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)7693-1550


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981


TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 19.
Asking $100 for all, will sep.
(863)634-3783


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses B40
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316


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BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
BLUE & GOLD MACAW: 6
mo's old w/large play top
cage. $1000. (863)763-0449
COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
er version from umbrella,
talks, cage incl., $650 or
best offer. (863)634-4562
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
(863)675-4981
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
(863)357-3026.
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Inclds
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992
SOCIETY FINCH:
Makes great Foster Parent.
$20. (863)610-2126
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 2yo,
house broken, neutered & all
shots. $300 (863)467-1301
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.

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COMMODE. new. white. $25
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JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
matching isolated top.
$250. (863)675-0104
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
w,.* g r t3 at fi200
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CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
WiTh jalt rin -enis 125.
1863),63.0557


KARATE PADS- appro:. 10
Great iriape. $150
(863)675-3356
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
i863j6.-2627



DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy
gijsc wood bo'. 4 riruom
porls & ilue iigral ri a113 i-
ers.$200 (863i634-7098
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
Crironize i] mlr.:. new cond
$80 (863)67-2596 '
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846 .



CABINET STYLE- 52", Color
does not work. $200.
,863)G7,-710S
TV, Color, 13" & VCR: $60 for
both. (863)634-5038


CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced in yard.
* NW area. $155,000. For ap-
pointment. (863)467-6984
CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Must see
inside. Under appraisal
$179,000. (863)697-8654
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced-$265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
pet. (863)467-5509
VILLA 2BR/2BA,
Remodeled $130,000
(863)763-4350
By appointment only


2 LOTS $39,000 each neg., 2
ACRES- $35,000 each neg.,
Seabring area,
(561)329-3064
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees; power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554


Mobile Homes

10IllTI X


MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto,
blk/white, asking $850
(863)673-6447
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
(863)697-8731

-I
FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10. (954)629-3257.
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.'
(863)467-4735
PURPLE MARTIN BIRD
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
(863)675-5929
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018


ANGUS CHAROLAIS Cross
bred calves, 2 heffers, 1 bull,
wormed. Gentle, excel. for
small acreage $425 each
(772)597-0669 before 9am
(954)292-1811 anytime
CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
10 get 1 free (863)235-0829.


SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
child, never been used. $350
for both will sell separate
(863)673-6447

Rentals


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -"
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225'
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70..
Fully lurnishel w/uril., disnes,
linen etc. $.800 mo+ 1sl,
last & sec. (863)801-4949


HOT DOG STAND/SNACK BAR
Turn Key, good business year
round in Flea Mkt, $4000
(863)634-1424
NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831


CBS 3BR IBA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & fling. Incl City wa-
ter in town. Adult park. $1100
mo. + Sec. 561-346-4692
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., in-
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo,
$1,500 sec dep.
(772)370-3752
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156

Real Estate




Business Places
Sale s1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 101Q
Condos/
Townhouses Sae 1015
Farms.- Sale 1D20
Houses -Sale 1(25
Hunting Propertyt .030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sae 104.
Lots Sale . T
Open House ,. .105
Out of State-
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectlon l 0O
Real Estate Wanted1005
Resort Property -
Sale. 1070
Warehouse Spae 1075
Waterfront Property 1010

Houss -Sale102


GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $6500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jdssomebeach@earthlink.net
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
(863)675-0556 LaBelle.
RM 125, '01, FMF Shortie fac-
ing exhaust, race ready,
.power band every gear,
$2000. (863)763-2730
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968-
$2500, call for details
(863)674-0898
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
(863)763-4982



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART, 2 Seater w/seat
belts, 5 hp. Good condition.
$200. (863)261-1932
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1st pull $1000 will sep.
(772)873-1363
HONDA FOREMAN 450-'04,
ES, 4x4, Good condition.
$4500. or best offer.
(863)673-6088
Honda Forman ATV, '00, 4x4,
wrecked, for parts or can be
repaired, 400 hrs., $1800.
(863)634-3350 lv. msg.


CHEROKEE '03- 30 ft, great
condition, Trs Ext Serv thru
2009 $10,750
(863)447-0126
TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in
Okeechoee

Autnomobiles


BRAND NEW WATER FRONT
1 BR, 1 BA, Fully furnished. No
pets. Non Smok. Env. $650
mo. + sec. (561)741-7701
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, 1ba,
$600/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
WATERFRONT, 1 Bdrm., $450
mo. Includes electric. $300
sec. dep. 863-824-8718 or
813-426-5152



MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
2br, 2ba, on 160x80 lot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, Call for more
info (561)793-6086
PARK MODEL 8X35, W/2 tip
outs, center tip out closed in,,
8x35 screen room, Adult Pk,
Vantage Oak, Lot 83, $6000
(863)763-7613
PARK MODEL: 12x34
w/12x34 addition, carport
w/storage, CH/CA, watersys-
tem, W/D, lots of extras, Rim
Canal, on rented lot, Re-
duced to Selll $15,000.
6542 Hwy 441 SE.,
(863)467-7120.

HOME FOR
SALE
2/2 Split Floor
Plan
Screened Patio
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
8634674555





Recreation |


Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Pqrts Repairs 4045
,Piip Truks 4050
"Sport Utility 4055
1rantoTr saers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ans. . 4070



A DONATED VEHICLE- may
provide.vocational training
for someone In a recovery
program or transportation for
a single parent family,
(8661855-0902
BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM-
S'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500. firm (863)214-1286
Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.!
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877
BUICK STATION WAGON. '88,
needs tansmlssion, $250.
(863)35.7-1938
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. A/C, Orig. owner.
-Good cond. $2500.
(863)612-1648
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
orbest offer (810)625-4270
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
DODGE STRATUS 1996,
5spd., Runs good. Good on
as. Minor right side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
Good running car. $400.
(863)675-1907
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
MERCURY, COLONY PARK
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
(863)357-3197
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & drives new, $2500 or
best offer. (772)461-3276
SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd.,
2 dr., white, nice shape, a/c
blows cold, $1400/best of-
fer. Call Rob, 863-634-7299.
SATURN STATION WAGON-
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas mi.
$1600. (863)228-2185


AUTO WANTED:
Lookingto buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
CHEVY BLAZER, '84, 4x4,
runs but engine knocks,
$300. (863)357-2395 after
5pm,
CHEVY BLAZER K5- '93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
(772)360-5068
FORD EXPLORER 2002, Extra
CleanI 82K mis. Leather, All
options. AM/FM/CD Player.
Cold A/C. Perfect for hauling
small loads & workman.
$12,000. (561)272-3447


AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
,'$5,0 or best offer
.(954)520-6707
AQUASPORT- '99, Cenler con-
sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
$3000.863-634-7780
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.
CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70
hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of ex-
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best
offer. (863)634-2342
FOLDING BOAT 2005, 12 Ft.,
Electric motor, oars & wheels.
$1200 Firm. (717)377-1465
Okeechobee.
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471 email:
rman605@aol.com
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
depk & carpet. Very good
condition, On water; $3500.
(863)467-1720
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more Info
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
galvanized tandem axle,
850 (561)723-1690 .
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
863-697-8108.
SEA EAGLE, '01, 122 ft., '02
15hp Mrcury, low hours, In-
cludes equipment, $1295.
(863)467-0187
SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.
(863)357-7406
V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat
w/traller & 1948 Johnson
motor, motor needs Water
pump $600 (863)467-0436


CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25'
privacy panels w/zippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
863-634-3107/634-5471.
ELECTRIC ROLL UP BAR- 18'
for awning. $50. or best of-
fer. (772)201-8932
MOTOR HOME- 27ft, Class A,
Itasca, generator, tires, mo-
tor, running gears fine, drives
great, well worth price,
$3500 (423)502-2214
SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
* (863)467-2795
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4
ft. extension. $6000 Invested.
Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
age. $2500. (863)675-6105



EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start,
all controls, exc runner,
$600 or best offer
(863)610-1674
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
(863)236-0100
STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN,
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400
(863)467-2267









12 Okeechobee News, Friday, April 7, 2006


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2005-CA-379
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC,
Plaintiff
VS.
BETTY L CASANOVA, ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BETTY L CASANOVA, TE-
RESA HOOPER aka TRESA HOOPER,
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERESA
HOOPER aka TRESA HOOPER, AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Order or nal ,Judgment entered in
this cause in the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Florida. I will sel the
property situated in Okeechobee
County, =or aa described as:
Alt of the property located at NE 104TH
COURT, in the City/Town/Village of
OKEECHOBEE, County of Okechobeen,
Stale of FL, in which the Borrower has
an ownership, leasehold or other legal
interest This property is more partic-
lady described on the schedule titled
'Additional' Property Description'
which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Together with a secdy interest in that
certain 2000 76 x 28 Ann mobile
home, serial numbers
FLFL170A29104AV21 and
FLFL170829104AV21.
and commonly known as:
1001 NE 104TH COURT, OKEECHOBEE,
FL 34974
LEGAL DESCRIPTION (LOT 88)
Being a parcel 'aof land lyiog in Section 15,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, being de-
scribed as Lot 88. A-spot-ln-the-sun,
Unit 11, an unrecorded Subdivision, as
shown of a survey by Leon H.Willis,
RLS Florida certificate no. 1358, dated
March 22, 1972 and being more par-
ticulady described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer of
said Secdtion 15; thence bear S 89 deg.
59'32" E, along th h line of said
Section 15, for a distance of 2204.81
feet to the intersection with the West
boundary line, of said a-spot-in-the-
sun Subdivision, Unit No. 11; thence
bear S 00 deg. 32' 15" E, along said
West boundary line, for a distance of
2090.35 feet to a point; thence bear S
76 deg. 02'52' Efora distance of
183.85 feet to the Northwest comer of
the North right-of-ivay, marking the
end of the right-of-way of N.E. 104th
Court thence bear N 89 deg. 27'45' E,
along said North right-of-way line of
N.E. 104th Court, for a distance of
75.00 feet to the point-of-beglninn,
thence continue N 89 deg. 27'45 E,
along said right-of-way line, for a dis-
tance of 75.00 feet to the Northeast
corner of said North right-of-way;
thence bear in 28 deg. 33' 58" E for a
distance of 186.95,feetto the Intersec-
tion with the Westerly right-of-way line
of N.E. 103rd. Avenue;hence bear N.
03 deg. 49' 24" W, along said Westerly
right-of-way line, for a distance of
8.00 feet to a point; thence bear S 86
deg. 10'36' Wora distance of 294.16
"eel 10 3 POm hAnce rear 40d ed
1341 Elor a .inf. (A1I0 75 ,reel
to the point-of-beginning.
Comainming 0 7) afrmi. more 1. eit; ari
neirig iu0lr.:i[ tc a ny 3ii ai e:n.-
mienis reil..cilans. ieseivailors
cinator gias-ol-way o receid. rl aiy
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, In the Jury Assembly
Room located on the 2ndc Flor of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Floid-
da, at 11:00 AMon April17,2006. .
DATED: 3/27/2006 ,
SHARONROBERTSON
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
Byh i:./Carol Vin
DebuTy [ Cl
In a:coirdirco cm me Amrericar Wihr,
Oreaallir.' Act persons oihn
luiirih35r.l.e ieding 3 -..cMcl accum-
,ir. aiiiO. lu aijrli iifle I inis peir
.:e.ilng 'riu ould courn Admri atrion .iT
ilrel on i-uTberj31 t86631-2t31.
"i 131ei 11311 seven 7) 3yi prior uO
Ime p'noceeoang n neajri.g insipared
TlUrl I.-80t B9155 71 aI voice Ivi
1.-800-95-8 70. i3a fliorida RFiel
Service.'
1254BON) Pi 417,C06



GOLF CART- 1987 Gas.Yama-
ha G1, 2 Cycle, needs minor
elec work Asking $400
(863)697-3865
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
gas, reconditioned 1995,
$1995. (8631675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club car, green.
electric, with charger,
$1295. (863)675-1472.



GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or bes oilfer
(863)697-1367


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the C Coanci of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 18,2006 at 6.00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hal, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final randg of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 945: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SIN-
GLE FAMilY-ONE (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSION-
AL OFFICE (CPO) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP
ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFEC-
TIVYE DATE
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Application No. 06-008- submitted by p-
erty owner Susan Sevier-Sulrvan. The applcation is to change the zoning es-
nation from Residential Single Family-One (RSF-) to Commercial Professional
Office (CP) for property located at 804 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description
being: Los 2 and 3oBlock 3, South Okeechobee, and is approximately 0.325,
Al members of the boc are encourages to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordnance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
Bam-4:3Oupn, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any mttoer considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purposes may need to ensure a verbatim record of theprocedings is made,
which record ic:des the tstny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clek apes are the sole pupose of backup for official records of
the Clerink.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodaiton to participate in
this proceedlog sould contact Lane Gamioea no later than two (2) wording days
prior to the procee at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
Lane Galotea, CMC, Y CLERK
126467 ON 4/7/06


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE A PUBLIC HEARING wit be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
AJusthents and Appeals on Tueuday, April 25, 20086 at 7:00 pm In the Com-
mission Meethng Room, Okuechebee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider PERMITAPPUCATION FOR THE INSTALLA-
TION OF A USED DWEiLNG UNIT in a Residentoal Mixed (Rm) zoning disoict.
The property owner is John Holliday. The property address is 3213 SE 25th
Shreet and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 65, TREASURE ISLAND, Unit7, according to the platthereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 60, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the eventthatallitems scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continuedto Wednesday, Aprl 26,2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board ofAdjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered atthis
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatm record ofthe proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes areforthe sole purpose of
backup for official records of the deparhnernt
William D. Royce, Plannihg Director
PetidIon # M-2006-0267
126469 ON 4/7/2006


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATIONOFADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechbee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, L conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 944: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SIN-
GLE FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSION-
AL OFFICE (CPO) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP
ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE. .
Trse O,,linanice is reg U.di. R.ZuIii5u OppliCa5o'l r1o O-d00.A seumiTilno by proi.
jerry anel jameus E rser, II i The apilC.Tnu.1 is lu ,r.r.anu e n z.rr'ig ,, .ige.ga-
non room Rerldeolna Single Furriy-One .RSF t le Cu.sT.eirCl Poi'oliirnai
OieirtCPOt or uibnry IoCi3ro dl 1i08 T .uTBuiissl 2'.d Ohr-nue tenor .teocr.o-
son bTAng SueTi onEhalf LOr ad'l C cil ol Lut 6 bul iy S oure likc :nb, ericr
and A' 1aprojm, 1eirly 0 2tm5 oe r
All mim'o.rs a OI Trpublic are cnric.uiagei I 50',d c,',d jijuj.cinie ,I '.1 na.earrlg
Tne piopnsee Ordenunce may eD ropecred in its c ieraTy Py IrrTeoeA r > Irne pubr
II f.r Irne Oierie or ire Cdy CileriK going irgular pusoinsl nO.uli Mrsn-Fu
Boire.4 Onrm e,:npil ir r)liduye
PLEASE iAtOE T IOICE AND BE ADVISE l tE ,FnLy Oerin Aec Dre [o .i 0ai anyy
deciiOun mace by ATe CUiy Coun.CI wIm rEsrect 10 any manor consRIDucI dl miS
hecJng suco ,nltrecled perso, witl need j record 01 mi procreini., and 1Ic
oncre purolase may nOae le e'nure j vci'atun Tenure Of Ot r lc',:roeedl,-,A ,* mu.id;
wnCir recure ine.:udis ia teairuny arn aoUcn.',:e ba .i t Wri06 Ureii jbipuo I: lu oi
Pased Cry Cre i sper ajre fori Ie sole puliu ol B3s I.:U i ir rFicOi ri,:OgUi e I
in sccoroance wicr nre AiTienrcauiv wrii DIohiltly AOC (ADAI ass FIorns iliarrei
26 i6 poersions tr. il DilIaitle nsadhig y spen .ll a,.conirrnin. inapon t rrTici te Ii
sIce puedling Sinuld aionital Lane Game,.i ,e o 11e ar i s.,. wo (i. i wnu.aOg day i
nor tioprumc cn 31a 86J-76 3372 i215. nl niear.rg or *Cue .1.i,,rred nla
LaneCamioeaCMm i cun CLEir
126464 ON 4/7f, ,
.-, .'; ; .... ".,*


CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
shape. Purcnased in '04,
used 1 time $500
1239)303-9283

ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-612-0657

Glasstek Topper, w/sliding
glass window on front aria
-sides tils, 811 bed on Ford
truck $300 1863)697-8906


GMC 1/ Ion. 1974, short bed
good condo no engine or
trans. Can supply $1500
neg. (772)519-3979
POSI DIFF 8 5" GM, 1150 or
best olfer Call;
(863)467-8856.
PULL ENGINE, gooo snape
$60 (239)657-4348
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Ureihane Bushing's
lor Muslang '86-,93. Sacfi-
fice $150 1863)824-0801


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
LAND PLANNING AGENCY
NOTICE- The Land Planning Agency of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 6:45p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting wi be held at City Hal, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Charnm-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of consideration at this meeting
is:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-004-SSA. Malissa Morgan is the
applicant on behalf of the property owners, A Childs Worid Childcare and Pre-
school, Inc. The appicatton is to change the Future Land Use designation from
Single Family (SF) to Muai-Family (MF) for property located at 702 and 704 SW
7th Avenue. Legal description: Lots 4 to 6 of Block 251, Frst Addition to Okee-
chobee, Plat Book 1 Page 11, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and
is approximately 0.688 acress. The proposed use of the property is for a pre-
school. This application was deferred from the March 28, 2006 meeting.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regu-
lations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Otce, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, May 2,2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hewaing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made and that the record In-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole prpse of backup for official records
of the depar mneL In accordance with the Amedcans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate In this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than
two (2) wing days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assis-
tance; if hearing is Impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 D) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
126131 ON4/7,17/06


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will b held before the OkeecobeHe County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, April25, 2006 at 7:00pm in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd. .
Stret, Okeechoee Florida to consider a VARANNCE from building sethackre-
quirements in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The variance would allow
a garage o be constructed with a 5.5' setack instead of the required setback.
The property owners and applicants are John and Virginia Obel. The property is
located at 3713 SE 20th Terrace and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 63, Taylor Creek sales, Section One;according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 59-59A of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Inthe eventthat ll items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April26,2006 at 7:00 m In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Rorida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respectto any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record ofthe proceedings
Is madeand thatthe record Includes the testimony and evidencepon which the
appeal will be based: Planning and DevelopmentVapes are forte sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D Royce Pni.ig ODreclor
Posuon ,V .)?16-0151
126527 ON 4/7/2006


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE A PUBLIC HEARING cIl re rnels M ore re Oeur, acios Colunry oaerf ut
Adi.ironirs and Apalu: on Tuce aJv Anl 25 2r06 al 7 (10 pm i [ohe Contyy
EuITIIIO ltiMir0l-Ium 01e,:rubee(Ounit Courthou:" rI 4 J W 2,u'
SLol Ti ruOek Iren a Fie tO.::ni a rdel a VARIANtE roam tutldinlg eItruk re-
aturt ,Boo,'e in a er-Armialsingle Fiormily RoFI onlr'igle.ec'nl tnev ,an~.e
I un l ails fItr di& e m Uonsecsu. al an eddboen lu a reslenoe ah i 0e back In .





shall beuconfinuediu todnesacay ,1Ap il262006 at Oupm ,n ie Commissioni
Merbtiiu Room, O.eenCorealounty Courtnnose, 304 tNW 2;nd Spu ee Okeeho-
be, Firi an.,
ALL INTEE STEo :ART IArE SHALL HAvE i E OPPOuiiUrNIT i BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING An e r'lr nO. deciding ro appeal ass ndecisn in m Byarh
o aUlt 'A djutenri ad AtI p pwea s ,ir. resecIt;.n.m atter i ori dered at hi s me g
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TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off '06
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CHEVY S-10 '94- V6, auto,
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good ties, runs great $1800
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good body, tool box $500
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OFA SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow for boat rentals
and guide services in a Commercial (C) zoning district. The property owner and
applicant is Pier II Resorts, Inc. The property is located at 2200 Highway 441 SE
and is more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, WHERE IT INTERSECTS
THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) THENCE RUN
SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00'28' EAST, ALONG AN EXTENSION OF THE EAST BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SAID NW 1/4 FOR A DISTANCE OF 916.72 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OFF LD-4 OF THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROLDISTRICT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 74 DE-
GREES 35'42" WESTALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID L-
04 FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET FOR RO.B. THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 74
DEGREES 35'42' WESTALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF L-D4 FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 298.40 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 56'35' EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 864.66 FEETTO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF THE AFORESAID S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); THENCE RUN NORTH 67 DEGREES
36'50' EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LNE OF SAID S.R. 15
U.S. 441), FOR A DISTANCE OF 278.43 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID S.R. 15 (U.S. 441) RUN SOUTH
22 DEGREES 23'10" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 27.00 FEET, THENCE RUN
NORTH 67 DEGREES 36' 50' EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 21,57 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 55'52" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 874.98 FEET TO
RO.B.
LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA.
In the eventthat all items scheduled before the Board aie not heard, the hearings
shall be continuedto Wednesday, April26, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.'
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and thatthe record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official record of the department.


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126552ON 4/7/2006.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
SA CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Cty Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 943: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SIN-
GLE FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSION-
AL OFFICE (CPO) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP
ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
The Ordinance Is regarding Rezoning Application No. 06-006-R, submitted by Mark
Brandel on behalf of property owner B&R Enterprises of Okeechobee, LLC. The
application is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family-
One (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CP.O) for property located at 309
Northeast 6th Avenue. Legal description being: Lots 4to 6 of Block 117, Okee-
chobee, and Is approximatelyO.518 acre(s).
All members of thepublic are encourages to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Inspected In Its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Frl,
Cam.4 30om. eiCtp ilu' rnolid3ays
PLEASE IAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISE d hal 1 any peSuL'. deo.re I; lu 3['rP l ny
oclc..'si do ouD Ire1C' y C uu'Il c i .'i re' .:c I: o any Ti..inEr urO ihri.-r ll Tiri:
neario suc: lirere Trd pa eirn oill need 3 ,rci.r 1 'lorI hl 1 :, c' lin "' 0'l 10,
such procefir mily needed er10 nue f r arim reru'a Ol ir.r preuer''.u: i. us
whicn rdcid i n:ludes me lestrmony an evid 'n.:, upon o rs,.cn wrie r ipcri I0 nc 1
baIed C y Clien l j 'r. are ior tli e i le purto-p or or )i.tu I,'r oun:fi.il ,:.,iAi.l ul
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ih, arjcu'win(r hison i .i. ir manCi in sir. rir i c|.l IAA|A .l L lru]iij ir r nJrle;
86 26 peireron with d,-anliines rEduirig *pe.i.e AA O,,On.of.uisno,"- Iu ,[',rI.l-F iri
li s priceedingi ShOuld coanl I Lane Carcilj ri lat I r It ar. r, I( | *uIl.'O0 dJSy
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, will meet on
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon'thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting
are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE of the minimum lot area re-
quirements from 10,000 sf. to 6,650 s.f. and the minimum lot width require-
ments from 75 feet to 50 feet (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-105(1)). Randy G. Whaley is
the applicant, on behalf of property owners, Ernest and Ella Whaley. The subject
property is located at 1416 SW 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lot 4 of Block
25, South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 12, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and is approximately 0.15 acre(s). Petition No. 06-003-V.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a metal en-
closed storage building within a Light Commercial Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-253(11)) submitted by Ted Kelchner, on behalf of property owner K Builders,
Inc. The subject property Is located at 1306 SW 2nd Avenue. Legal description:
Lots 3 and 4 of Block 21, South Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 7, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.3268 acre(s). Pe-
titon No. 06-003-SE.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a Day Care
Center within a Residential Multiple Family Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-193(4)) submitted by Malissa Morgan, on behalf of property owner A Child%
World Chlldcamre and Preschool, Inc. The subject property is located at 702 and
704 Southwest 7th Avenue. Legal description: Lots 4 through 6 of Block 251,
First Addition to Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 0.688 acre(s). Petition No. 06-004-SE.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow mechanical
and repair services within a Heavy Commercial Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-283(7)) submitted by Robert A. Dudley, on behalf of property owner Park Tire
Land Revocable Trust. The subject property s located at 415 East North Park
Street. Legal description: Lot 10, less the South 15 feet of the West 8.83 feet
thereof, and LotsI11 and 12, and the South one-half of the alley adjoining said
lots, of Block 151, Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 0.512 acre(s). Petition No. 06-005-SE.
A copy of the entire petion(s) and agenda are available in the General Services Of-
fice, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making
body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Applica-
ion(s).
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence Upon which the appeal will be based, General
Services Department tapes are for tha sole purpose F backup for official records
of the department. In accordance withthe Americans with Disabilties Act .(ADA)
and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than
two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at(863) 763-3372 x218 for assis-
tance; if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE)for assistance.

BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
1261200ON4/7,17/06


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Tues-
day, April 25, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting
will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of consideration atthis meeting Is:
* I oi. u.'.l futrh.: Hjr u tj '....df r C T,,ireri. vcir Pa'n. ljIi Sal e Fuluie
Liid 1i .i MJiA AMi0,iTi.]el ai[,l,.,jr iir. 0u i11 R.UJ u M.tii.0 l Molylan FI me ap-
pl.:an in t[ornl .I in,: ,irny ,wne.' A (nira WOl (rilnocae and Pirichnil
Ih.: Tr,: .[1h.,.ll:.i 1 I riQ l. ritu" n r01 1 igallyn ii rn U I0i1.7 1le.1nriill S in l-
a'iifl, IJ.ir i I i .iil, 'il I r Mujiiih. t ,iTlly i| MFi .:., l rop.rry li, iCI .1
:'L n' :, We ;,ir. Av,,0 L0.i U .inal 'n Lari.r u :; T 01 6ruc 51 Fiti
A.ldi,1. l',,.ir ..1. i ti li uu Pb I I, 'i 11 t uTe ie rias Orrcc r.ul-ee
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A copy of the entire applications and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at Cty Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommend action board. All Items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, Mary 16, 2006.
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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620(TTY).
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DOUBLE AXLE Fifth Wheel
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FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
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'UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
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Community Events


Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly Coffee Klatch on Thursday, April 20, at the Eckerd Family Youth
Alternatives, Inc., facility at 7200 U.S. 441 N. This morning social will
begin at 8 a.m'. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at
(863) 763-6464.

Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Ameri-
can Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on Satur-
day, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rick
Householder, senior geographer from the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson on howto useyour
GPS. A treasure hunt will follow his present I ation, so bring your own
GPS to play. Enjoy live native wildlife presentations by the Treasure Coast
Wildlife Center. You'll also be. able to learn all about the bald eagles at
DuPuis through presentation and video with Dr. Dale Hipsonr of the
Audubon's Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and drinks will be avail-
able to purchase through the Boy Scouts, or you can packyour own pic-
nic lunch. For more information, call the SFWMD at 800-432-2045, ex.
3339. DuPuis is located about 7 miles west of the S.R. 710 on U.S. 76
(Kanner Hw,.) junction, and 3 miles east of Port'Mayaca. Enter at the
Visitors Center; Gate #5.

Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the American Red Cross, 323.North
Parrott Ave., on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and Sat-
urday, April 29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St., from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an AARP member or have
AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Con-
sult your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon class
' completion. For information, contact the instructor, Mrs. Bryan, at (863)
763-0351. The cost of the class is $10, and must be paid by check only.

Red Cross honors its volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation Week for the American Red Cross will be
held April 23-29. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Red Cross meeting slated
The annual meeting of the Red Cross will be held Wednesday, April
26, from 5 until 8 p.m. at. the local branch office, 323 North Parrott
Avenue. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401
S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce. The executive committee will
meet following the coalition meeting.


Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board posi-
tions on the Okeechobee Main Street until April 26. For information,
contact Ms. Huffman at (863) 697-2054.

First Aid class is offered
First Aid Basics class will be given at the American Red Cross,
323 North Parroti Ave., on Thursday, April 27, from 6,until 9 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screen-
ings are open to any age group. The screening will be completed by
the St. Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be
given. For information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. I or
(772) 285-6291. '

GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Satur-
day, April 29, from 1 until 5 p.m. in room 232 of the Osceola Middle
School, 825 S.W. 28th St. Participants must pre-register. Materials
cost $25. For information, call (863) 467-3085.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. If you are a mem-
ber of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Shriner's Burn Center.

Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an
alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organ-
ization would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween
alternative to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail
Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number.


Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Lipthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the I.pthegrove family in Okeechobee,
please call Pat Adams at l6151 893-3236.

Church offering special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will be taking orders for
their annual chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call (863) 763-4654
to place your order.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please send
information via e-mail to: ohs 1987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 am. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edition
2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass and
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each orna-
ment is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the
ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis,
(863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new location at 103 N.W Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
Medicine Shoppe.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the CivilAir Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets are
being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eli-
gible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide
supervision for the .cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact
Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.




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