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City says OK to impact fees
City, county and
school board fees
could total $9,000
By Chauna Aguilar
New businesses and residen-
tial homes within the City of Okee-
chobee will have impact fees
imposed in the near future.
This will go in line with neigh-
boring cities and counties as well
as Okeechobee County and the
Okeechobee County School
Board who are reaching the final
stages of their own study on
Walter Keller, of Walter H.
Keller, Inc., Consulting Engineers
& Planning, prepared an impact
fee study with a preliminary fee
estimate for the Okeechobee City
Council to review at their meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Mr. Keller presented the study
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to the council showing impact
fees based on the estimated
growth for the next 10 years.
Estimated fees for the City of
Okeechobee for a residential use
will be approximately $2,970.
These fees will be separated into
three categories: fire, police and
:s are broken down as
I 'e $923, police $339
; works- $1,708.
ill be three levels of res-
i pact fees single fami-
ly, multi-family and mobile home.
Commercial fees have yet to be
calculated but they will be separat-
ed into the same categories accord-
ing to the specific commercial use,
and will depend on the intensity by
which the city is impacted.
These fees will apply for all
new construction within the city
limits. This includes any new
development that has to go
through the building permit stage.
Impact fees will also apply to a
development that is changing an
existing use from residential to
commercial. The impact fees will
fall under new use and will take
into account the level of intensity
that a commercial establishment
Impact fees depend on a Capi-
tal Improvement Plan that details
what improvements are to be
made with the fees collected, with
additional funds from other
See Fees -Page 2
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Boats lined the basin around the ramps at the new Scott Driver facility Wednesday after-
noon as 400 anglers began to weigh in on the opening day of the 2007 FLW Stren Series
four-day bass tournament.
Stren Series tournament under way
By Lomra Jablonsid -
A full moon reflected off the
Kissimmee River early Wednes-
day morning as 200 bass boats
lined up for the first day of compe- -
tition in the 2007 FLW Stren Series
four-day bass tournament cur-
rently under way at the new Scott
Driver facility in Okeechobee. In
spite of a weather forecast for
rain, Mother Nature had other
plans for the Stren Series anglers.P
The sun came out, the breezes
blew softly and temperatures
edged toward the 80 degree
Weigh-ins began at 3 p.m.
with nine flights of boats making
their way back to the Scott Driver
scales. Some brought in only one
fish. Others struggled with bags of
five. But, as FLW tournament
director Chris Jones was quick to
point out "Every fish counts."
The format for this year's Stren
Series is somewhat different than
last year. Instead of the initial cut
to the top 20 in the pro and co-
angler divisions being made after
the first two days of competition
and then down to the top 10 in
each division on the third day of Local pro angler, Doug Vest, brought in a respectable 6.4
lb. bag of three fish Wednesday afternoon at Scott Dri-
See Tourney Page 2 ver in the first day of the FLW Stren Series bass tourney.
By Pete Gawda
A public meeting that could
have far-reaching effects on area
agriculture interests and the
health of Lake Okeechobee will
be held Jan. 10.
Local dairymen and others
with interests in the health of the
lake are urged to attend a special
meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10,
concerning setting Total Maxi-
mum Daily Load (TMDLs) of
nutrients in Lake Okeechobee
The proposal affects several
hundred thousand acres of
mostly agricultural lands in
Osceola, Polk, Okeechobee,
Highlands, Glades, Hendry,
Palm Beach, Martin and St.
The Environmental Protec-
tion Agency (EPA), a federal
organization, is conducting the
meeting at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center from 9 a.m.
There is some concern that
the TMDLs proposed by EPA for
tributaries could conflict with
the Lake Okeechobee TMDLs
set by the Florida Department of
(DEP) under the Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Plan (LOPP).
While TMDLS have been
established for Lake Okee-
chobee, currently there are no
TMDLs for its tributaries.
The Florida Farm Bureau has
filed against men
By Eric Kopp
Two men with reported gang
ties have been arrested on bur-
glary charges in connection with
the alleged break-in of a home in
DeBerry Gardens and the subse-
quent theft of jewelry, cash and
The men, Francisco Hunt
and Victor Ayala, were arrested
Tuesday, Jan. 2, by Detective
M.D. Faulkner of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
Hunt was charged with the
felonies of burglary of a
dwelling, grand theft, dealing in
stolen property and fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement offi-
cer. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of no driver's
license. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $82,750.
Following this arrest, Hunt
was arrested on an Okeechobee
See Charges Page 2
City council passes sexual offender law
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil on Tuesday chose to amend
their ordinance regarding sexu-
al offender restrictions during its
final reading to keep it in line
with state restrictions.
The final draft of the ordi-
nance prohibits sexual offend-
ers from residing within 1,000
feet of any school, child care
facility or public park, aswell as
living in the same residence or
within separate dwelling units
on a single lot or within the
same duplex or multi-family
dwelling use with another sexu-
al offender unless they are relat-
ed by marriage.
According to the council, this
was changed from the county's
distance of 2,500 feet because
the city is only about 4-square-
miles in size.
City engineer Oscar
Bermudez prepared a map of
the city with circles around
every prohibited locahon to
help the council visualize where
a sexual offender would be pro-
hibited from living with a 2,500
The council chose to change
the distance restriction to match
the state requirement of 1,000
The ordinance also provides
that an institution, rehabilitation
facility, half-way house, camp,
retreat or other similar lodging
offered as a condition of an
organized course of treatment
of sexual offenders may be per-
mitted within a zoning district
designated for that purpose or
as a special exception within a
heavy commercial or industrial
This portion of the ordinance
will not come into full effect
until the land development reg-
ulations are amended after they
go before the City Planning
Board on Thursday, Jan. 18.
"Until these amendments
are made, there can be no such
facility in the city because we
don't have the zoning mecha-
nism to allow it," said John
Cook, city attorney.
These distance provisions do
not apply to residents of a law-
fully permitted facility.
Sexual offenders who violate
this ordinance will be punished
by a fine not to exceed $500 or
imprisonment for no more than
60 days, or both.
In addition, pi~ pt rt\ owners
who rent, lease or allow individ-
uals to reside within a residence
within 2,500 feet of a school,
child care facility, or public park
will be responsible for, at a min-
imum, conducting an internet
search to verify that the
prospective renter, lessee or
adult resident is not a registered
Upon initial violation, the
property owner will receive a
fine not to exceed $250 or
imprisonment of not more than
30 days, or both.
A second violation would
increase the fine limit to $500
and the imprisonment not to
See Law Page 2
Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
City Administrator Brian Whitehall presents a map of the City
of Okeechobee to the members of the City Council. The map
designates areas where sexual offenders could not live if the
proposed ordinance would have passed with the 2,500-foot
restriction. The council passed the ordinance with a 1,000-'foot
restriction, which matches the states requirements.
2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 4, 2007
Traffic stop yields over 1-lb. of coke
Two local men
trafficking in coke
By Eric Kopp
An inoperative tag light led to a
traffic stop on S.R. 70 E. Tuesday
night and the subsequent arrest of
two men who allegedly had over
a pound of cocaine in their vehi-
Charged were Jose Refugio
Chavez-Arellano, 34, N.W. 35th
Ave., Okeechobee, and Uber San-
tibanez, 21, N.W 35th Ave., Okee-
chobee. Besides the trafficking in
cocaine charge, Chavez-Arellano
was also charged with no driver's
Chavez-Arellano was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
Continued From Page 1
expressed concern about the pro-
posed TMDLs, while representa-
tives of the EPA and DEP have
expressed optimism that reason-
able standards could be set.
Farm Bureau's Mary Ann Gosa
stated that Florida has adopted one
of the most aggressive standards of
water quality and that some states
have not even set standards. Ms.
Gosa went on to claim that Florida
is one of the top states in imple-
"This is precedent setting," she
stated, adding that if EPA sets the
standards for Lake Okeechobee
tributaries, the agency could use
the same method to set unreason-
able standards throughout the
state of Florida.
"I think they definitely will," she
Continued From Page 1
County warrant charging him with
violation of probation trespass
of an occupied structure. His bond
on this arrest was set at $2,500.
Ayala was charged with burgla-
ry of a dwelling, grand theft and
dealing in stolen property. His
bond was set at $80,000.
Detective Faulkner said while
investigating a number of burgla-
ries in DeBerry Gardens, he
received information that those
involved had "... known gang ties
under a bond of $500,250. The
bond for Santibanez was set at
$500,000. Jail records indicate
that both men were still in jail as
of Wednesday afternoon.
According to an arrest report
by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force, a gold Chevrolet
Tahoe was stopped Jan. 2
because a tag light was not work-
ing and the driver did not use his
signaling device while making a
replied, when asked if the pro-
posed TMDLs might conflict with
Florida TMDLs already in. place.
She stated that EPA uses pristine
water bodies to set their standards
and that such standards are unrea-
sonable in the Lake Okeechobee
basin because of so much human
"We support TMDLs," Ms. Gosa
said, but added that they should be
reasonable and based on scientific
She noted that several state
agencies have worked on a "grand
plan" and fears a national agency
may come in and use cookie cutter
standards that do not apply to Flori-
"I just don't think EPA knows
better than local agencies," she
Those fears are unfounded
according to representatives of
both the organizations involved.
Jennifer Eason, Florida TMDL
On one particular burglary, the
detective said jewelry valued at
$9,000, a firearm and gun case
were taken from the home. He had
also received information that
Hunt may have been involved in
During the afternoon on Jan. 2,
he and fellow Detective Shane Alt-
man reportedly saw Hunt driving a
beige Chevrolet on N.W 12th Ave.
Detective Faulkner said he knew
that Hunt did not have a valid dri-
"Detective Altman and I saw
the vehicle and tried to stop him,"
said Detective Faulkner. "But he
then began to speed up and tried
to elude us."
During a search of the vehicle,
officers reportedly found 498.8
grams or, 1.2 pounds of a
powdery substance believed to
be cocaine hidden under the cen-
ter console cup holder, stated the
The powder was field tested
and indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine, contin-
ued the report. The suspected
cocaine had an estimated street
value of $12,000.
Another report from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) states that a subsequent
search of Chavez-Arellano's
home turned up another 74
grams or, just under 3 ounces
- of powder cocaine with an
estimated street value of between
$3,000 and $3,600.
The report goes on to state that
the driver, Chavez-Arellano, gave
coordinator for the EPA, said her
agency is involved in a consent
decree that sets a schedule for
TMDL development for Lake Okee-
chobee tributaries. The state
organization, FDEP, is not involved
in the consent decree.
She said that the LOPP has been
taken into account and that it defi-
nitely is not the intent of the EPA to
institute a program that would con-
flict with state imposed TMDLs on
"We have tried to incorporate
all programs," she added.
"We all need to work together,
said Daryl Joiner, TMDL program
coordinator for DEP.
He expressed optimism that a
satisfactory agreement could be
reached between the EPA, DEP
and agriculture interests.
"We are trying to work with
EPA," he said.
Mr. Joiner said the EPA is actual-
ly considering three different
He went on to say a brief, high-
speed chase began but ended on
N.W. Ninth Ave. when Hunt
reportedly jumped from the car
and began to run away, while the
car continued to roll. Detective
Faulkner said there were two other
men in the car and they were
detained by Detective Altman. It
was one of these occupants of the
car who eventually stopped the
Detective Faulkner then began
a foot chase and finally found Hunt
hiding in some bushes on N.W.
"Ayala was a passenger in the
car and we had information that
he was involved in the same bur-
officers a driver's license from
Mexico in the name of Angel Arel-
lano Gutierrez. The birth date on
that license was July 8, 1978.
Later he told investigators his
name was J. Refuqio Chavez and
his date of birth was July 3, 1972.
A further check with the
National Crime Information Cen-
ter (N.C.I.C.) showed that he had
been arrested on drug charges in
Texas and that the name he used
there was J. Refugio Chavez-Arel-
lano, the report added. The report
did not indicate the specific
charges filed against him in Texas.
Chavez-Arellano was also
issued traffic citations for an
equipment violation and improp-
er lane change.
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approaches. One of the approach-
es is based on a draft proposal for-
mulated by DEP and another of the
approaches could result in unnec-
essarily stringent TMDLs.
"We favor our methodology,"
he said. "We are confident we can
convince them our method is bet-
He said he felt many people
were reacting to a worse-case sce-
However, he urged interested
citizens to come to the meeting
and share their concerns.
A South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) spokesper-
son said that organization had not
yet had time to analyze the EPA
Local dairyman Red Larson is
aware of the proposed TMDLs and
is taking await and see attitude and
hoping that the new regulations
will be realistic.
glary," said Detective Faulkner,
referring to the burglary for which
Hunt was subsequently charged.
The third passenger in the car
had no criminal involvement and
was released, he added.
The gun case that had been
reported missing was found in
Hunt's car, said Detective Faulkner.
He went on to say Hunt is a
known to be a member of the Folk
Nation gang, and that Ayala has
, The detective went on to say
that the investigation is continuing.
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the tourney, anglers will fish and
weigh in through Friday at Scott
Driver. Then, the top 10 in each
division will be announced for
Saturday, the final day of the
tournament. The weigh-ins will
take place at the Wal-Mart park-
ing lot beginning at 4 p.m. Win-
ners in each division will be
determined by a four-day weight
total. Paybacks will run through
60th place in each division with
the pro winner receiving a check
for $25,000 and a $40,000
Ranger VXR boat with either an
Evinrude or Yamaha motor and
a Minn Kota trolling motor if all
tournament contingencies are
met. The winning co-angler will
take home a check for $5,000
and a $30,000 Ranger boat if all
of their contingency require-
ments are met.
Anglers were still bringing
fish to the scales as of press time.
The results of each day of the
tournament can be seen at
Garbage pick-up will be one day behind
OKEECHOBEE -Waste Management has announced that there will
be no residential or commercial garbage pickup on Monday, Jan. 1.
The schedule for the week of New Year's Day will be: Wednesday,
Jan. 3, will be picked up Thursday, Jan. 4; Thursday, Jan. 4, will be picked
up Friday, Jan. 5; and Friday, Jan. 5, will be picked up Saturday, Jan. 6.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and recy-
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer to
emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for
the name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
concerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.
Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are avail-
able at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's office,
304 N.W Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S. 78 N.
Persons 18 years of age and younger are required to wear helmets.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
Continued From Page 1
The city is required to choose
improvements that will attribute to
the new-residents or commercial
establishments. Adjustments are
made to the improvements based
on the benefits that the new resi-
dents will acquire from the
Impact fees raise approximately
20 percent of the cost of the
The city has tentatively chosen
the following items within the
Fire mini pumper/brush vehi-
cle, training facility with Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue, ladder
truck, fire engine/pumper, com-
munication system, new tone-out
system for dispatchers and Special
Ops, Inc. Homeland Security.
The total estimated cost of these
items is $2,900,000.
Impact fees are projected to
raise $807,500 of these costs. The
remaining cost would have to
come from other sources.
Other items being considered
are law enforcement-tasers,
Motorola radios and command
system, law enforcement Cad sys-
tem, crime scene van and equip-
ment, evidence drying cabinet, lap-
tops and projector, DVD digital
video system, intoxilizer, office
expansion and upgrade and squad
cars and equipment. The total esti-
mated cost of these items is
Continued From Page 1
exceed 60 days, or both.
Also, a property owner shall be
punished by a civil penalty of $100
by civil citation. Each day of viola-
tion or noncompliance shall con-
stitute a separate offense.
The city also passed an ordi-
nance regarding Proportionate
Fair Share Transportation which
addresses developments within
the city that impact a road seg-
ment where the road has failed to
achieve transportation concerns
with its level of service, and
improvements are not currently
in the city's five-year Community
Investment Program (CIP).
This will require the council to
address the traffic concurrency
with more concern at the plan
amendment stage, as this will
come into effect at the zoning
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Retired Circuit Judge Honorable William Hendry (left) swore
in the newly elected City Council Members (standing left to
right) Clayton Williams, Dowling Watford and Lowry
Markham at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
$1,614,380, with impact fees esti-
mated to raise $320,399.
Also under consideration are:
public works tractor mowers,
dump trucks, sidewalks, building
equipment, buildings, drainage
improvements, road construction,
studies and improvement pro-
gramming. The total estimated
cost of these items is $7,660,000,
with impact fees raising approxi-
The city is required to complete
the items on their Capital Improve-
ment Plan within 10 years. The city
can, however, adjust the plan
according to growth trends within
that time period.-
The plan can be reviewed in
For items that have already
passed the plan amendment
stage, if a deficiency in the roads
exists, the city will have to come
up with sufficient funding to com-
plete the improvements if the
developer chooses to pay their
proportionate fair share obliga-
In the past, developers would
have gotten a plan amendment
approved and then once it got to
further stages they would find that
there were concurrency issues
and be denied until the improve-
ments were made, which could
sometimes mean a wait of five to
The council also approved the
first reading of an ordinance
regarding a partial alley closing
and a rezoning petition submitted
by Brad Goodbread. The approval
allows the alleys involved to be
closed, and the zoning to be
changed from single family resi-
dential to commercial at the prop-
three to five years based on the
need of changes in proposed
growth. If the growth is slower
than intended, the fees can be less-
ened by taking some of the
improvements off of the plan.
If the growth is higher than
expected, the city can add addition-
al improvements to the plan. The
fees can only be used for new
improvements, not to correct a
According to Mr. Keller, the
Okeechobee County School Board
is currently bringing an ordinance
before the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
for their impact fees.
According to the school board's
erty located in the 100 block of the
south side of Southwest 21st
This property is located across
from Wal-Mart and consists of the
area where there is currently a
fruit stand, car wash and a restau-
Mr. Goodbread has previously
stated at a prior council meeting
that he is unsure at this time how
the land will be used.
In other business, the council:
made two-year appoint-
ments of council members to
serve as city liaison to various
discussed deadlines and pro-
cedures for 2007 regarding the
submittal of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, changing the offi-
cial date for submittal of Cycle II
2007 fr-nm Dec. 30, 2006, to Feb.
approved an ordinance that
amends the general employees
and Okeechobee Utility Authority
impact fee study, the estimated
costs for each dwelling unit are:
single family $3,384; multi-family -
$1,977; and, mobile home $2,366.
With the additional impact fees
from the county which are esti-
mated to also be around $3,000 -
new residential developments
would incur approximately $9,000
in impact fees.
These costs would be added to
any new developments after the
ordinance has passed.
"Impact fees are not a panacea
or a perfect thing that are going to
solve all your funding problems,"
said Mr. Keller. "What it does for
you is it gives you an extra source
of funding that can help you do
your capital improvements. If you
didn't have an impact fee, then the
20 percent that you get from the
fees you would have to find from
"It is helpful to you and I believe
beneficial, as well as a commit-
ment to these capital improve-
ments," he added.
The council gave Mr. Keller
direction to go ahead with the ordi-
nance as proposed.
According to Mr. Keller, he can
have an ordinance to the city with-
in approximately 45 days. An ordi-
nance takes two readings a first
reading and then a final reading
which will take approximately one
month for adoption.
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Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
employees' pension plan to allow
elected officials to opt out of the
considered an alley closing
application submitted by Steve
Dobbs on behalf of InSite Devel-
opment to close alleyways within
blocks 4, 12, 13, 20 and 21. The
city directed Mr. Dobbs to bring
his site plans when he comes
before the council for the first
awarded the bid from Tele-
har Corporation for the Commu-
nity Development Block Grant
funded activity in the amount of
$416,655.46 for the extension of
the sewer lines and construction
of roadway improvements
required to allow for Olde Tyme
Construction to build their facility
in the City's Commerce Center.
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thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be
from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The low
will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
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William W Roberts
William W. "Bill" Roberts, age
64, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
Jan. 2, 2007, at his residence in
Buckhead Ridge. Born Feb. 6,
1942, in Rock Hill, S.C. he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past eight years. He spent
20 years in the National Guard
and served in the United States
Army in the Korean War for two
years. He loved fishing, antiques
and knives and he was known as
the "Knife Man" at the Market
Place Flea Market. He was a
member of the Buckhead Ridge
Moose Lodge and the American
He is survived by: his wife of
20 years, Elsie M. Roberts; daugh-
ters, Penny Britt of Rock Hill, S.C.
and Teresa Vanston of Naples. He
is also survived by stepchildren,
Michael Drake of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Debbie Bohn of
Naples and Pamela (Bobby)
Wyatt of Naples. In addition, he is
survived by nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at 4
p.m., in the Buxton Funeral Home
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Lester Carl Rush
Lester Carl Rush, age 68, of
Okeechobee, died Dec. 29, 2006.
Before retiring, he owned the
Slate Belt and Appliance Clinic in
Roseto, Pa. He came to Okee-
chobee from Roseto, Pa. in 1989.
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Mr. Rush was a member of the
VFW, Eagles Club and the Moose
Lodge. He was also a member of
the Band Trivia, in which he
played the keyboard, guitar and
Mr. Rush is survived by: two
sons, Lester (Nurys) Rush, Jr. of
Easton, Pa. and Raymond K.
(Tami) Rush of Nazareth, Pa.;
daughter, June (Steve) Bryant of
Allentown, Pa.; sister, Marilyn
(Norman) Chicorellie of South
Plainfield, N.J. In addition he is
survived by five grandchildren.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110, N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
"Don't destroy your ideals!
Don't tear down your dreams!"
These are words of advice that
we have all heard throughout our
lives. They are still excellent bits
of wisdom that could well be
passed on to our young people
today. We read of sit-ins, demon-
strations, walkouts and many
other forms of revolt and rebellion.
"We fight for our ideals," they say.
It is a noble thing to have ideals,
but if in our haste to obtain our
own rights, we overlap and take
away the rights of others, we can
easily be tearing down rather than
We all have dreams and ideals,
and they are not easily obtained.
Usually when we destroy these
ideals and dreams, we end up break-
ing our own hearts.
Thought to remember:
Only your attitude builds your
dreams and ideals. Only you
can destroy thm.
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SPECKS: This is in response to the Dec. 20 comment on spraying and
spawn. The daily limit on specks is 25 per day with the possession limit
being twice the daily limit, or 50 specks. This does not give you license to
catch 25 per trip or to fill your freezers so you can impress your fiends.
Obey the laws in place, cull smaller fish and practice catch and release -
yes, on specks!). Stop raping the lake.
NO HAIR NETS: To the person who say they have never seen an
Anhinga (water turkey, snake bird) walk; well I have. One landed on my
sea wall to dry off and then picked up a stick about 6 inches long and
started walking along the sea wall, throwing the stick up in the air and
catching it again. This must have lasted for about 20 feet or so. I have also
caught one in my cast net that had a women's hair net tangled in it's beak
and was starving. It took quite some time to remove the hair net. The bird
started feeding again and seemed healthy. Do not wear hair nets while
HEROES: This is about a phrase I heard on TV a while ago about a
hero of a football game. He is no hero. A hero is somebody that puts their
life on the line everyday like the police, firemen or the military. I wish
these sportscasters would quit saying he's a hero of the game. Playing
football isn't being a hero. It's being an idiot.
SAD: They can't make a decent show or movie on TV anymore. They
show the Andy Griffith Show and The 'Twilight Zone now because
nobody in Hollywood can make anything decent anymore. It's kind of
ironic that when those shows came out you didn't have to pay for them. It
was free over your antenna. Now we got to pay for a bunch of stuff that
you can't even enjoy. That's pretty sad.
LOFTON ROAD: I've been reading in the Speak Out column that
somebody has been calling N.W. 144th Lofton Road. I am confused
because I thought N.W. 144th was Potter Road. Can somebody help me?
Editor's Note: The crew from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
worked on N.W 144th Trail, which is also known as Lofton Road. This
road runs from U.S. 98 N. almost to the Kissimmee River. What used to
be known as Potter Road is now officially called N.W 144th Drive,
which is off U.S. 441 N. and allows access to S.R. 68. N.E. 144th St. used
to be known as Dark Hammock Road. It runs east straight across from
Potter Road to Berman Road. Next, there is N. W 144th Ave. which used
to be known as Lamb Island Road. This road can be accessed off S.R.
68 and runs west to U.S. 98 then it turns north. This road also allows
access to the Viking.
CLUB: Seems to me that the school or school board would make an
honest effort to help make sure that a positive and informative forum
would be established. Some of these students that may wonder of their
orientation do not, and know they will not, get positive reinforcement,
guidance, etc from their home/parent.
These dubs are not for the recruiting of newbies. It is not a forum to
discuss and share their sexual experiences. This is not a bad thing. But I
do understand your statement of those that would take this forum and
use it to hurt others, but then if they are students of the school they know
who the bullies or knuckleheads are.
GSA: I know that the club was not set up to recruit newbies or to talk
about sexual experiences, but those things can happen. Not one of the
other dubs at school, by their very nature, would have these types of
things occur. Of course the school board or administration might not
make a good-faith effort to implement anything comparable, but it is
worth the two sides talking it over and possibly working out some sort of
compromise. Of course, the bullies and knuckleheads are known but are
these the types to show up at a GSA meeting? I doubt it. Also, this does
not mean that students without malice might still try to use the club's
meetings to add to their own sexual encounters. One of a school's
responsibilities is to protect its students from being exploited by others -
exploitation that the club does not endorse but might facilitate. A con-
trolled environment would be more suitable and safer. Some have said
that the club might also raise the profiles of homosexual students and put
them at greater risk of being persecuted. I am against this type of treat-
ment for anyone but it could happen.
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council meeting Wednesday, Jan. 12, at noon at the Okee-
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Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863)
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike
Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Represen-
tatives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone
interested may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by
social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
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,
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step
Study meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call
(863) 634-4780. --` ;
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held
every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3.
Any questions and/or comments can be directed to the Main
Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
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 los-
ing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome
to come and see what we are all about. For information, con-
tact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For
information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meet-
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 7 p.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For informa-
tion, 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 Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For
information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride
will follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to
ride twice before joining. For information, contact: Roland
Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A. meeting from 7:30 uritil 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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
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 invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge
Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
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 membership 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/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion
at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For infor-
mation call (863) 634-4780.
Yard sales benefit Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Pack #909 of Buckhead Ridge will hold yard sales
on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 53 10th St. in
Buckhead Ridge; and on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78. Pro-
ceeds of the sale support ceremonial events, projects toward
badges and camp.
Local builders group will meet
Treasure Coast Builders Association, Okeechobee Chapter,
will meet Friday, Jan. 5, at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7:45 a.m. Reservations are required. The speaker will be
Bill Royce, Okeechobee County planning director. For informa-
tion and reservations, call (863) 467-2007.
Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. Donated items are needed and proceeds benefit patient
care, including services at The Hamrick Home. For information,
call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Scrapbooking crop party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Jan. 5, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will be a demon-
stration on the use of brads and eyelets in your scrapbooking
and card-making projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. For
information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
Latino community topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 6, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests
will be Diego Chiriboga and Mariella Chirinos. The topic of the
show will be the Latino community and the positive and nega-
tive aspects of the past year. For information, call (800) 859-
BHRVFD plans pancake breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 W.
will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including
sausage and a beverage, from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6,
for a donation of $4. For information, call Pat at (863) 357-1364.
Library hosting special program
The Okeechobee County Library and the Florida Humanities
Council will present "Voice of the Everglades: Marjory Stone-
man Douglas" as portrayed by Betty Jean Steinshouer on Sun-
day, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. at the library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Ms. Stein-
shouer will appear in character as Marjory Stoneman Douglas as
she served in the early 1970s as president of the Friends of the
Everglades. This program is brought to you by a grant from the
Florida Humanities Council. The program is free and open to the
OHS rodeo team to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee High School rodeo team will have a team
meeting Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Roper's Restaurant, 112 S.E.
Park St. Please make all attempts to be there and your parents
are welcomed. If you cannot make it please contact Darlene
Bass prior to the meeting at (863) 634-5815.
Library hosting photography display
Learn about the history, science, and art of photography in a
display in the meeting room of the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W 16th St., Jan. 8-13. The display was prepared by
Bobbi Poole and will include amateur photography done by
local photographers. For information, call Margot Taylor at (863)
Gospel sing features Whaley Family
The Whaley Family will be the guest singers and musicians at
a gospel sing on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at The Believers
Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. For information, call Sis-
ter Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Hospice board of directors to meet
The board of directors for Hospice of Okeechobee will hold
their annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. The meeting
will be held at the new Hospice residence, The Hamrick Home,
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call
Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly
meeting will be held Jan. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Every-
one is welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration
and orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 9. There will be 11 weeks of
classes that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each
Tuesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-
Agency on Aging committee to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast,
Inc. executive committee meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, at
the Area Agency on Aging board room, 1764 N. Congress Ave. in
West Palm Beach. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Contracts
requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of
this meeting. For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.
Early learning group plans meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will have an Okeechobee County provider
meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Okeechobee
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28
St. in the New Endeavors School building. The meeting is
open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is
part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of
citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy
outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, call Kay
Begin at (863) 462-5877.
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PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY
THE BUCKHEAD RIDGE MOSQUITO
CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN
DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE TO BE IN VIOLATION OF
THE LAW, NECESSITATING THIS SEC-
The Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control
District has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.
Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy ............ $68,875
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes ... .$(269)
C. Actual property tax levy ............. $69,144
This year's proposed tax levy .... . . . .$89,562
All concerned citizens are invited to attend a
public hearing on the tax increase to be held
January 8, 2007
Building 682, Hwy. 78 West,
Buckhead Ridge Okeechobee, FL 34974
A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the budget will be made at this hearing.
Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control
District of Glades County
Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Building 682, Highway 78 West
Buckhead Ridge, Okeechobee, FL 34974
REVENUES BALANCE FORWARD FOR LAST YEAR .$ 32,524.00
AD VALOREM TAXES .....$ 85,084.00
STATE .....$ 18,925.00
PERSONAL SERVICES BENEFITS
OTHER CURRENT CHARGES
.... .$ 20,532.00
. .. $ 1,200.00
. .. $ 950.00
. . .$ 6,152.00
. . .$ 12,500.00
. . .$ 500.00
. . .$ 5,000.00
. . .$ 32,000.00
. . .$ 4,438.00
RESERVES ..................................... $ 32,090.00
FUTURE CAPITAL OUTLAY .....$ 3,171.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES .... .$136,533.00
THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND OR FINAL BUDGETS
ARE ON PUBLIC FILE IN THE OFFICES OF THE ABOVE
MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Dec. 29,
through Thursday, Jan. 4, are as fol-
Theatre I1-"Rocky Balboa" (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 "Charlotte's Web"
(G} 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.
Theatre III "Night at the Muse-
um"(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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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-
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.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3, 4
and 5-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Kathy Wall at (800)
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
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WASHER & DRYER- Older but
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
($15.00 HR. TO START)
For Busy Restaurant
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Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Lines I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
Shop here first
The classlfled ads
POPCORN QUILT, Lovely, An-
tique, 6'x8', Appraised @
$500, asking $400.
DEEP FREEZER, Frigidaire,
small, white, $75 firm.
bisque color, $125.
DRYER: Kenmore, used but
works, great! $50.
DRYER, we are relocating and.
will De ielihng our belong-
ings, $250 18631983-8874
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condlion As Seen On
TV $50 1863)675-3401
MICROWAVE w! cart $20,
will sell separate
REFRIGERATOR GE. like new,
Iree delivery $95 Call
SHOW TIME ROTISSERIE &
Bar-B-Que: Ac Seen On TV:
Very good $50 or
863-675-3401 LaBelle area
STOVE- GE Electric. 30 self
leri nig,. wrile. like new
used F6 ionh's, Nfew 1450
asking 185 (8630467-2040
STOVE- Holpoint, like new.
STOVE. Kenmore, bisque col-
or ll3I lop. $200
UNIT Combomatic 6200.
Energy Splendid $175
1 lkw e.c cona. $20
BICYCLES. 12 speed Mon-
goose mournain & BMX type
$80 wilsep (863467-2573
POPULAR MAGAZINES Box
or old & nrw $35/will separ-
ate. Call 863-634-i7765.
FURRING STRIPS, 20 bun-
dles, $150 for all, or will
DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
READING A NEWSPAPER...
leads you to the best
products and services.
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, siZe 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$695 or best offer.
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
BEDRM SUITE: Qu. Sz., Rustic
Ranch, Brand new! Paid
$3800, Now $1000. Must go
by 1/9th (863)634-9634
"'BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
,Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900 or best of-
BUNK BED, almost new condi-
tion, $150. (863)983-4940
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, exc cond.,
$200 or best offer
CHEST, 6 drawer, 48" tall, 20"
wide, exc. cond. $25
CHILDS BED- with a slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
COUCH, Green, French Provin-
cial, good cond. $20
DINING ROOM TABLE- Smoke
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
'-new. $500. (863)234-3470- -
DINING TABLE: 64x36 rectan-
gle, w/4 Chairs, $100 or best
offer. Call 863-634-7765.
DR Sets (2):1 w/ 6 chairs, 1 w/
8 chairs. BR set: King sz, 2
night stands, dresser, lamps.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $200 or
best offer. (863) 697-0241.
GLIDER CHAIRS- 2, PVC high-
back cushioned w/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
PATIO/PORCH TABLE- 36",
Round, White. $40.
RETANGLER DINETTE SET- 2
Chairs & 2 Benches, Dark
Wood; $50 (863)467-5709
SOFA, Exc. cond., taupe, $150
SOFA, LEATHER, Brown, $300
or best offer. (863)634-9634
Must go by January 9th.
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
High back, beige. $150.
WALL UNIT- 3 Piece w/glass
doors, large, $100
ANTINIO ZOLI: 20, ga mag,
over/under, 28" bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
COLT- 1903, Type III, 32 Auto-
matic Pistol, $400
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 5 1/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $500
PISTOLS (2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic. $350 for both, will
RECLINER, Light brown leath-
er, like new, from Rooms to
Go. Pd. $700, asking $300
RIFLE- Marlin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope in box $350.
SMITH & WESSON: 9mm,
Model 59, semi-automatic.
Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carder, 3 ton, good working
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
BEDSIDE COMMODE- New,
$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
CELL PHONE: Cingular, 6
months old, very nice phone
w/ camera, good shape.
TRANSFER PUMP- New, 2",
Extra motor & pump. $200.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
SAXOPHONE, alto, $200.
YAMAHA PIANO Upright,
very good cond., $300
ANGEL FISH- $5.00
INDIAN RING NECK PARA-
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
JACK RUSSEL PUPS- (3),
CKC reg., Call for details
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
PARAKEET: Only $10!
SURROUND SOUND- Brand
new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.
BIG SCREEN TV- RCA, in ex-
cellent condition, beautiful
SONY- 32", P-in-P, Great pic-
ture. New $1600. Asking
DRILLS- Craftsman cordless.
1- 8.4 & 1- 13.2, Good con-
dition. $25. for both
WOOD SPLITTER- 20 ton,
splits wood up to 18" long.
very good condition $500
BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) $20
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection,
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FLORIDA 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
WATERFRONT LOT, Wanted in
Treasure Isle or on Taylor
Creek. Call Curtis
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn 9 Garden 850
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
WESTERN SADDLE, Black, Ex-
LAWNMOWER- Snapper, Rid-
ing, Runs but needs battery
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15hp, 42" cut, hydro/auto
trans., motor will run, parting
out, $50. (863)697-2033
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $350 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER, Murray
12hp, runs perfect, needs
STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$1150 moves you in.
No Pets! Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR 2BA 2
Story Villa w/privacy fence.
all appl's, monthly or sea-
sonal, must have reference.
863-763-2416 or 447-0925
OKEECHOBEE: Lg 1br, partly
furn. In town, water access to
lake, No pets, $750/mo + util.
1st &sec. (863)634-0322
TREASURE ISLAND: 1BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $575
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
RESTAURANT SPACE FOR
RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Call for more
KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
House Ret 09
BASSWOOD, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
arage, almost new.
1300/mo. + 1st & last.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Six 8th St.
3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A, city
water $950/mth, 1st & last.
HOME FOR RENT
Buckhead Ridge home for rent
Spacious 3/21730sf, LR, FR,
Formal Dining Room. Eat bar
in kitchen with Lake Access,
and fish cleaning station.
$1000/mth, $1000 deposit.
IN TOWN- 3BR/2BA, Laundry
rm., porch, no dogs & smkg,
garage, lawn ser. $1500 mo.,
1st, last& sec.(941)504-3954
IN TOWN- Newly Renovated
2BR/2BA, porch, lawn ser., No
dogs or smkg. $850/mo. 1st,
last & sec. (941)504-3954
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba CBS,
A/C, all appliances. 406 NE 7th
St. $850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3213 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look fop
It in the ldassaflnda.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Q Great Location!
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.F. upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OAK LAKE, 1 br, 1ba. Apt. on a
corner $87,500. or best of-
fer. W ill sell fast!
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2+bd,
2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/sprinkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
Possible Rent to Own
DIXIE RANCH ACRES,
3BR/2BA CB Home, large
screened room, 2.5 acres,
fruit trees, neatly landscaped,
horses ok. $240,000.
HOME FOR SALE
Buckhead Ridge, Spacious
3/2 1730 sf, LR, FR, Formal
dining room, kitchen w/ island
eat bar. Lake access with sea-
wall and fish cleaning station.
Owner Financing available.
HOME FOR SALE
Exceptional Value!? New 2 bed-
room 2 bath in Buckhead
Ridge. Ready to move in. City
water and sewer. Room to
park boat or RV in yard.
$99,500. Call 863-634-5236.
SEMINOLE COVE -
Ready to move in.
LAKE PORT, Combined FL/Rm
& RV Shelter on leased site
#296 Northlake Estates RV
Resort. Shelter accommo-
dates 32' RV 12'H. Rm
12'x40' Fully turn. $35,000.
Nice 5th Wheel on site
OKEECHOBEE: 3br, 2ba w/gar-
age on 1/2 acre, N Lake
Country Est, quiet neighbor-
hood. $185k. 863-357-6930
READING A .
YOU A MORE INFORMED
(Do wonder nmtwpape
readers are moeate poplarl
OKEE. 3br/1.5 ba. New Kit,
Bath, Tile, Carpet & Paint. 2
car carport. Lg Oaks. S E 23rd
St. $280,000. (561)346-4692
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2br, 2ba
dbl wide, CA, heat, No pets,
Yearly lease, $650/mo
$1200 sec (863)763-4031
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, CBS Family/
Rm. $650. mo. ,+ last &
sec. Ref. include city water.
(561)346-4646 or 346-4692
OKEE.- 2br, lba, Insulated 10
x 36 FL/Rm, 13 x 46 Carport,
Laundry/Rm, Furnished, Shed,
$19,500. neg. (863)467-0284
F'side *'# OWN#
14x70, with lot, w/FL room,
car port & utility shed.
Very sharp & clean.
$95,000 neg. Oasis Village,
55+ community. Call for
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70hp
Johnson, trailer. $750
COBIA MODEL 244, '00-
250hp Yamaha, salt water
series, Loadmaster tandem
alum trailer, & equipment,
$25,000 (561)261-9393 aft
FOUR WINNS BOAT- 17', 115
Merc. Rebuilt mech. sound
w/trailer. Needs TLC. $2500.
RANGER 354V 1992, 150 hp
Evinrude XP, SS Prop., Com-
plete rebuild w/less than 75
hrs. 36 v. motor guide, 3 bank
charger, tournament rigged.
Ranger trailer w/new wheels &
tires. Cover. Always garaged.
Excellent condition. $10,000.
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
TRAVELER '87, 16ft, fiber-
lass, 60hp motor & trailer.
RV BOUNDER, '87, 35', 41.5k
mi. New tires, awning & Frig.
Screen/Rm. Lots extent stor-
age, $8000. (863)675-2339
SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35'
motor home awning. Paid
$600 asking $200
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(828)890-3202 or 691-2425
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for
Johnson or Evinrude, 13.5 x
ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
DIRT BIKE- '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $1000.
HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHTCU,
'90, black w/red trim, exc.
cond., 1 owner, runs good,
$8500 firm. (863)467-5865
HOLIDAY RAMBLER- '89, Im-
peral 28' $1000
AROUND YOU. 8
I Geea I It
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-266
BANK OF AMERICA, FKA BARNETT BANK, N.A.,
LILLY E. NELSON, et.al.,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HENRY OLIN DEAN, JR.,
Last known address: 3262 NW 12th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming Interest by, through, under or against UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HENRY OLIN DEAN, JR., and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest In the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIE that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de-
Commence at the Northeast Corner of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, according to the
Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, public Records of Okeechobee
County Florida and run South along the East Boundary of said Tract 63 a distance
of 410 feet to the RO.8. thence continues South along the East boundary of said
Tract 63 for a distance of 207.60 feet in the Southeast Corner of said Tract 63,
thence North 44'49'29" West a distance of 141.80 feet to a point thence North a
distance of 150.45 feet to a point thence North 89'59'50" East a distance of 100
feet to the P.O.B. being alsoan described as Lots 1,2, and 3 of Triangle Park, an un-
recorded subdivision of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Commencing at a point 50 feet south of the Northeast corner of Tract 63 Whispering
Pines, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 25, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and bear South 89'59'50 West along the
South boundary of 115 feet to a point thence bear south along a line parallI to
the east boundary of said tract 63, a distance of 250.0 feet to the RO.B. thence
continue South and Parallel to the east boundary of said Tract 63 for a distance of
50 feet thence run South 89'59'50" West parallel to the South Boundary of said
Pine Avenue a distance of 100 feet; thence run North Parallel to the East boundary
of said Tract 63 a distance of 50 feet; thence run North 895950" East a distance
of .100.00 feet to the RO.B. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED as Lot 16 TRIANGLE
PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES.
From a point 50 feet South of the Northeast Corner of Lot 63, WHISPERING PINES,
According to the Plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 25, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, run West along the South Boundary of Pine Avenue
as extended in O.R. Book 101, Page 853, a distance of 115 feet to a point on the
West boundary of a roadway; thence run South along the West boundary of said
roadway and parallel to the East Boundary of thence run West and parallel to the
South Boundary of Pine Avenue Southerly Boundary of said Lot 63 a distance of
138.67 feet run North along the West boundary of said roadway a distance of
144.35 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO DESCRIBED on into 11 and 10 of
TRIANGLE PARK, an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Susan Yeong J. Kang, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress s 2901 Stiring Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on
or before February 3,2007.
and filehe original with the Clerk ofnthis Court either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
forthe relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my handand the seal of this Court this 28th day of December, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
As Deputy Clerk
1848140 N 1/4,11/07
BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Rorida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, lorida. Sealed bids wil be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Work Program Conference Room. Bidders
may obtain preliminary bid results at httoD/wwwdat state f us/cc-admin/ Click
on 'Letting Results" and D1.
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
Sartment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
ox 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Rorida Department of Transportation. No refund will
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be
issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19,2007.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F96-RO) COUNTY: MANATEE & SARASOTA (0D FUNDS): FINAN-
CIAL PROJECT NO: 421106-1-72-01 & 421095-1-72-01 The work specified in
this contract consists of highway lighting maintenance on the primary road sys-
tem. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall,
(941) 359-7312 arthurhallidotfstateflus BUDGET AMOUNT $50,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F97-RO) COUNTY: Charlotte, Glades, Hendry & Lee (D FUNDS):
FINANCIAL PROJECT NO: 421064-1-72-01. The work specified in this contract
consists of guardrail repair and replacement. (Aprox 365 Calendar Days) NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Scott Teets, (239) 656-781
InlchaelteetsodoLstateflus BUDGET AMOUNT$1OO,000.00. NO CHARGE
FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F99-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422208-1-72-01. The work specified in this contract consists of in-
stalling and repairing fencing for str r retention ponds. (Approx 365
Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Ginger Ward, (8631) 519-2680
ginger warddot state l us BUDGET AMOUNT $150,000.00. NO CHARGE
FO PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
hon, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
District Contracts Administrator
183571 ON & CGS 01/04,11/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2003-CA-103
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR TO BARNETT
BANK OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE.
FRANCES E. FRALIX, JIM 0. MARION; MELBAJ. MARION:
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2;
and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST INTHE PROPERTYHEREIN
AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 26,2003 and an Order Resetting Sale dated 12/15/06,
and entered in Case No. 2003-CA-103 of the Circut Court of the Nineteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A.,
successor to Bamett Bank of Lake Okeechobee is Plaintiff and FRANCES E. FRA-
LIX; JIM 0. MARION, MELBA J. MARION; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED are Defendants,l will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Okeechobee Judicial Center, 2nd Floor, Jury Room, 312 N.W. 3rd
Street Okeechobee, Florida in Okeechobee County, Forida at 11:00 a.m. on Feb-
ruary 8, 2007, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final
SOUTH % OF LOT 33, DEER PARK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION, SAID LOT 33 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTH % SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 MARKED BY A HEWED LIGHTER-
WOOD POST, BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES, 31 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 2977.53 FEET;
THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 340.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOREDESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.00
FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES, 08 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT FOR ROAD
PURPOSES, THE WEST 25 FEET, CONTAINING 5 ACRES.
TOGETHER WITH THE 1993 HOMES OF MERIT DOUBLEW1DE MOBILE HOME ON
THE PROPERTY: VIN NOS. FLHML2F38610961A AND FLHML2F38610961B; TI-
TLE NOS. 65926672 AND 65926671; RP NOS. R0579445 AND R0579446.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE ULIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticlpate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Court at 863-763-2131 within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you hearing or voice impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8770.
DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on 12/18/06.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:/ sLinda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT&DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
182641 ON 12/28/06 & 01/04/07
Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 4, 2007 11
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, NC, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $850
or best offer. (863)357-1692
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
JEEP WRANGLER YJ '89: Low mile-
age on rebuilt engine, 34" tires, 4"
lift, new AC kit in box, good cond.
Lincoln Mark VI- '83, 302 en-
ine, runs but needs work,
300 (863)635-3025 Iv
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1986,
NC, Excellent condition. Gar-
age kept. $900 or best offer.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1990:
Only 36,000 original miles.
DODGE RAMCHARGER- 5.2,
V-8, Good condition. Many
extra mopar parts. $2500. or
best offer. (239)369-9725
RUNNING GEAR- 4 WD Drive,
5 Ton Truck, $2500
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $600.
CHEVY TRANSMISSION- 4
speed, w/clutch and fly-
wheel, $450 (863)697-3895
FAN MOTOR, for 1995 Saturn,
new in a box, $10.
HITCH & SWAY BARS- $100
MOPAR ENGINES, & Parts. All
for $2000. or best offer.
MOPAR PARTS: Carbs, blocks,
trans, manifolds cranks,
rods, other parts. $1500 will
sep. 239-745-5168 Chris
PICKUP TOOLBOX: Fits Dodge
Dakota '94 '04. Black UWS
diamond plate. $100 neg.
SUPERCHIP #3714- Fits '03
Dodge Heml 5.7. $150. Call
TIRES (4): NTB, brand new,
excellent condition. $300.
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
TIRES(6): 35x1250x16.5, Su-
per Swamper TSL Radials, 4
w/ good tread, 2 spares.
$300 neg. 863-634-1890.
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
TRAILER HITCH- Off a Buick
Centur Good condition.
$75. (8 3)357-1580
CAMPER TOP- ARE Fiber-
glass, Fits 99-current Chevy
ilverdo 6.5' bed. $600. Neg.
CHEVY '83, 1/Ton, 350 auto.,
2wd, new motor, only 36K
mi. Must see! $1100 neg.
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, $1000.
FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4
door, 5 speed, 4 new tires.
A/C works. $4700. or trade
for F250 (863)673-6819.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$2500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
TOYOTA- '94, Good condition.
FORD RANGER- '97, Good
Cond., runs good, $2000
REESE TRAILER HITCH- load
leveler, complete, $125
CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
condition. Very dependable.
$900. or best offer.
CHEVY VANDURA 1991 w/TV
& VCR, White w/blue trim.
Asking $2250. neg.
DODGE CARAVAN- '94, 3.3L,
V-6, Runs good. $750. or
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
'94, 74k, new Michelin LTX
tires, tv, exc. cond. $5300
TOWN & COUNTRY '05, 28k,
take over payments.
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Big Lake Auto & Towing
Jan. 8th @ 9AM
Vehicles to be auctioned
1987 BMW M325
1987 BMW 735-1
184711 ON 1/4/07
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 ON JANUARY 19, 2007 AT 9:
00 A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
1994 Cadillac Eldorado
1999 Pontlac Bonnevlle
1992 Nlssan Settra
1999 Ford Crown Victoria
1996 Ford Taurus
1997 Chewy Cavalier
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
184742 ON 1/4/07
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NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Janet Estrella, C.N.A.
1109 SW 11th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CASE NO. 2006-20006
LICENSE NO.: 12386
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Ellen Simon, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin
#C65, Tallahassee, Florida
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 1,
2007, the matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at an en-
suing meeting of the Board of Nursing
in an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TOOD) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Rorida Relay Service.
183522 ON 21/28/06 & 01/04,11,18/07
Public meeting on TMDLs slated
The Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a public
meeting to solicit public input concerning setting total maximum
daily loads (TMDL) of nutrients for tributaries leading into Lake
Okeechobee. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 until 9 p.m.; and
an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register
for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Praise, worship team to appear
Hand & Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at
the Palmdale Community Center located on the corner of Fifth and
Main in Palmdale, for food and fellowship. At 7 p.m., gospel music
and the word will be presented by Mitchell Wills of LaBelle. Appear-
ing with him will be the Freedom Fellowship Ministries praise and
Singer, songwriter to appear at library
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen will
be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.,
on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical Journey through
Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This program is spon-
sored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The program
is free and open to the public.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board office,
700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Developmental
Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the American
Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14. There will be high wire acts,
aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and an aerial rocket
stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's advance tickets go on
sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The
South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, at the South Florida Fair-
grounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will only be available
through Jan. 11.
Florida Boys to be in concert
The Florida Boys Quartet will be in concert on Sunday, Jan. 14, at
2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene His House Fellowship, 425
S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-7113.
Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will sponsor
the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Monday, Jan. 15.
The march will start at 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown School and proceed
to the Park Street gazebo, where a speech will be heard. The line up
for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and will follow the traditional parade
route, starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the marchers will return to
Douglas Brown School where there will be activities. To place an
entry in the parade such as a group on foot, horseback, bikes, a
float or vehicle contact George Robertson at (863) 610-0973 or
Bertha Boswell at (863) 763-4823.
Church will host Christian band
The Annie Moses Band, a high energy Christian music band, will
be at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Tuesday, Jan.
16, at 7 p.m. This group sings and plays the violin, viola, cello, harp,
keyboard, piano, etc. They are a group of at least six that puts a
whole new enthusiasm into playing strings.
Benefit shoot slated for Jan. 20
A sporting clay fun shoot will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. five miles east of U.S. 441 N. Pro-
ceeds from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Network. Reg-
istration will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and
will be followed by prize giveaways. Shooter spots and sponsorships
are available. For information and fees contact Denise Huggins of the
Children's Miracle Network-a4-(87-7) 575-5437; or, go online to
www.quailcreekplantation.com. Registration can be done online at
www.shandskids.org. Checks should be made payable to the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network and mailed to P.O. Box 206, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973. Participants must supply their own shotguns, eye and ear pro-
tection and ammunition.
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie
and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd.,
in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.
AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, and
Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church fellowship hall at the corner of Chobee Loop and
S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to complete
the course. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your
Florida auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon
completion of class. For information and reservations, call Mrs. D.J.
Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
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Service Club Briefs
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NFL on big screen TV.
Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered. David
Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The 51st American Legion
Free Fair will be held Feb. 1-11 at
501 S.E. Second St. Display booths
will be available in the Legion Hall.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528,
2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m. Applica-
tions for new members are avail-
able. Call Johnny Patton at (863)
467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
*Wednesdays: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
arid events, call Bucky Yoder at
(863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month start-
ingat 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
B.H.I. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday and Friday .night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Call for the
menu. Saturday is karaoke at 8 p.m.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. In Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
6 Social quarters open daily
from 10am. until?
*General men's meeting is the sec-
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at 8
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at 8
Legion meeting on the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 2 p.m.
Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m. (Open to the public)
*Saturday, Washer toss at 1 p.m.
Karaoke with Lisa on Satur-
day from 5 p.m. until?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose #1753, Legionnaires are
holding their annual Koeze Nut
fundraiser for food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and cat-
alogs may be picked up from Paul
at The Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrott
Ave., or at the Lodge located at 159
N.W 36 St. For information or to
order call Paul at (863) 467-1484, or
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863)
763-0818 for information or write
the Post at P.O. Box 1137, Okee-
chobee Fl. 34973. The Post opens at
noon Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until.10 p.m. Food
will be available.
*Sundays: dinnerwill be available
from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be fol-
lowed bykaraokefrom6until 10p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
*The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
Yearly garage sale will be held
on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday,
Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Bring saleable items to the Post or
call for pick up (863) 467-2882 or
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
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p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee Shrine Club
*The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.
Saturday, Feb. 3: the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club will present a
Las Vegas style show, "A Rock &
Country Revue" with a prime rib
dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the
show. Admission is $25 for the din-
ner and show. Performers will be
impersonating a variety of artists.
For information call Keith or Kathy
Tomey at (863) 763-8072; Harvey
or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-
0238; or, call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and
leave a message.
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