Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00782
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: February 26, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID00782
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text









k*******ALL FOR AD3
LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
OkppP0nBOX 117007


20 BOX 117007
Monday, February 26, 200srAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Briefs
Are you a blogger?
Get a newszap link!
The Okeechobee News is
looking to broaden its listing of
"Columnists & Bloggers" at
www.newszap.com.
More and more people are
starting blogs including busi-
ness people, support groups,
and individuals with an opinion
on the day's news or culture.
If you are a local blogger
who would like to be listed,
please visit http://www2.
newszap.comVblogs/request.ht
m and fill in the form.
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider pub-
lishing timely postings as news
or commentaries on its pages.

Inside


Crist has ambitious agenda


40


4b


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content


e -


- -


Available from Commercial News Providers"


--


"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"

qW


Drought Index
Current: 651
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

11.28 feet


GO SOUTH: Knock out the FCAT!


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary School second graders showed their support at the FCAT pep rally
for the third through fifth graders who will begin taking the FCAT on Monday, Feb. 26.
Their banner was signed by all the second graders. Showing their support are (left to
right) Celeste Howell, Ismael Perez, Josie Lopez, Kelsi Kula and Travis Collins.


South Elementary School first graders showed their support at the FCAT pep rally for
the third through fifth graders who will begin taking the FCAT on Monday, Feb. 26.


School board


to debate


STAR Program


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hopefully, an agreement.
will be reached at the conclu-
sion of a special meeting of the
Okeechobee County School
Board on Tuesday, Feb. 27,
9ncerning bonule: .rpa, for
teachers.
The special meeting has
been called to agree on a pro-
posal to submit under the Spe-
cial Teachers Are Rewarded
(STAR) program. The program
is designed to provide bonuses
to the top 25 percent of ele-
mentary, middle school and
high school teachers in each


participating district.
Using broad guidelines,
each. school district and local
teachers' union must negotiate
a .plan for rewarding special
teachers and submit it to the
state board of education.
The meeting.will begin at 6
p.m.-at ihe school board build-
ing, 700 S.\\ Second A\e.
Ken Kenworthy, assistant
superintendent of schools, said
an approved plan would have
to be submitted by March 1.
Local teachers' union presi-
dent Candy Walker has been
skeptical of the program.
See STAR -Page 2


Routine agenda


awaits county


planning board


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that the Tuesday,
Feb. 27, meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
will be routine since there are
no controversial items on the
agenda.
The board is scheduled to
determine if the proposed
county and school board


impact fees are consistent with
the county's comprehensive
plan. The school board has
already adopted an impact fee
schedule. However, the consul-
tant's final report on county
impact fees is not yet available.
Also on the agenda are two
requests for installation of used
dwelling units.
George Clay has requested
See Board Page 2


Lake level
LastYear:
15.41 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Comics ............ 7
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... .8
Opinion .......... .4
Speak Out ......' .... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ............... .9
Weather ............ 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
Community Links. Individual Voices.



8 16510 00024 5


Pambir'aaar

rolls. Im..


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers,


sft- wmw = -m 0Mft 41 alo- mmd~o w
0 *wf- 04twm -ON M 4a o Sum4 0 ompm mb4
*a W ft"mm.- .o -a
dw 4 0 4- e40


Vol. 98 No. 57


- *









2 The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26,2007


Fk. ki*eppwinqwl pm Now& mar


- a-


S -


---4b.-


w a
-o Now


* S *


a. -a --
a. --


- .~ a.
a
*aa a- 0 ~
a.- a. ,~a. ~a -
a.. ~ S


a. - -
-~-"WNO -mwa a-a


4 mdm .0. -mb 0em 0m

~ 4mo we 9 t-s= 404


swap d- -


- 40aws. .4b -


-Sm- a m. 4w 4




w- 0o- 4mma. h-
4w 40


- -.MEOW
WD .0 qllw -a 4
a -dmp q- pm d


Alb -- -


-_ -_-I Copyrighted Material -_-- -

i Syndicated Content: .

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Available from Commercial News Providers"


a. ~ a. .p


qm a at. VO
op-~ - -ldf




* a.p-ol
a-Now


-~ a -a-
- a- a.-- -~ -

- --a
- a a.- a-
a.-
-r -~ -
-a.,


- -- a a
-- a.
- - a. a
-
= a.. ~*.- -
-a. - -- -a
- a -


0*- --a-


--a..- - a-
p - a.
a a -
a - a.
a. a. - a


- -

4b 420W -
-a a.-
a-.damp
S -
- ddlb
a a ob


- ..a.
a..-a


- a -w


- -a.-


- -e
a -- 0.


a a.~
S p - -


. -


a a.
a a -
o a a -
- a. .-~ a
- -~ .
'a
- a a S a.


- -low


- ap -q 4




41-b .00w mw

a.a.-dm a. NOW-
a-',.. 411b a. 41M


- -NM- a. a
-mmo- -. a.


4b a ap.4b 4- mm0






.w --sw -


O a.


q .- qa. quo


WA. '
qb W, -

41 fa.

GNP.- 401.



q- w


-A. a.- 4wa a. .-


Nowa a


a -
mm a. a


OW 40- 40.
a. a-I ft-ao


a a a. ___

in do q Sm 0 ----M
41b- -am


ba.a.
S ~ -a.


- 'a


- .- -W- --d
- - a. 0-a.


MEOW a


as 'ED
No-go 40
- a-


Board

Continued From Page 1
permission to install a used
dwelling unit in an agriculture
zoning district on N.W. 302nd
Street. Juan and Jorge Hernandez
have applied for a permit to install
a used dwelling unit in a residen-
tial mixed zoning district on N.W.
Second Street.
Sundance Trails, LLC, has
requested a special exception to


a- a. -.
a a. a ..a
- a -a
a a-- a

a a. -
a. a- a a
- a. -
m a.


- 400 40


a. a. a--, -
a- a- 'a a.
- .a.-'q a
a. a. a-. -a.- 9*-

a. ~ - -
a. a- -~
a - a a. -a.
__ -a
- a- a.
a. -- -a.


4ma..



--no






adlb a


0 SWAP ft 4w o
o-o -- NW a 4b dl.-


STAR


. yq. Continued From Page 1
a "It was forced on counties at
the tail end of the legislative ses-
a sion and not done legally," she
S* claimed, adding that the language
* a._ a isveryvague.
Mr. Kenworthy agreed that
there were a lot of questions.
a "We had a problem with
things that weren't done appro-
f privately he said.
Mrs. Walker said there is an
unwritten law that teachers help
S" each other. Now, she said, teach-
- ers would be afraid to pass along
- "- a good idea for fear that someone
a"-=P else would be rewarded for using
A that idea.
Mr. Kenworthy disagreed with
-- that statement. He said there had
S- been performance-based pro-
grams in the past that did not pre-
a- vent teachers from sharing ideas.


a. a-a.
a


a aw-


allow a bed and breakfast in an
agriculture zoning district on N.E.
97th Circle.
In order to build a subdivision
Jeffrey and Margaret Vest, Earl
Jody and Angela Raulerson have
requested a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential sin-
gle family for property on S.W.
13th Street.
They are also requesting pre-
liminary plat approval for a pro-
posed two-lot subdivision on the
property. ,


Another reason the union has
been critical of the program is that
performance is based on FCAT
scores. Some teachers, such as
media specialists and guidance
counselors, do not deal directly
with FCAT.
Instead of the STAR program,
Mrs. Walker suggested that the
legislature give teachers a raise.
At the special meeting Tuesday
night, the union will be given a
chance to present a statement on
the issue and the superintendent
of schools will also have a state-
ment on the subject.
In addition, members of the
public will be given the opportu-
nity to speak on the issue.
Perhaps, after all interested
parties have spoken, an agree-
ment can be reached.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
ReporterPete Gawda may be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Community Events

Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., on Saturday, March 17, from 2 until 4 p.m. She will be
speaking on many current events. Everyone is welcome. There is no
charge. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

Church hosting special speaker
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will pres-
ent Dr. Clarence Menninga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Men-
ninga is chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich. He
will be presenting a program entitled "Science and the Christian
Faith."

Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon in the meeting room
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.


* ~


-10s -Os N 105 ( alt's t 0 SOS WS7069 we


Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds at 5
to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. The low will
be in the lower 60s with south winds around 5 mph. The chance of
rain is 40 percent.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers with the high
in the lower 80s. The wind will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph becom-
ing west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the low in the mid 50s.


Lotteries

Cash 3: 5-5-0; Play 4:6-1-2-6; Fantasy 5: 21-24-33-13-19; Lotto $11f
million jackpot:40-10-48-36-4-23








Okeechobee News
Published hi Idepaendent newspapers. Inc.


To Reach Us
AMdrss P O. Box 639:
107 SW 17th Street. Suite D
Okeechobee FL 34974
WebstIt www.newszap comr
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-:
missions from is readers Opinions.
calendar items, stones ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome Call (863) 763-1
3134 to reach our newsroom Items
may be mailed. faxed or e-mailed
E-Mal: okeenews@newszap corn
Sia0Illt: (863) 467-2033

To Place A Display Ad
Phone: 863-73-3134
E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.com

TO Place A Classified Ad
CallM 111-58-2424 to place a classified
advertsement from home.
Fal: 877-354-2424
E-Maiclassads@newszap corn

Billing Deparillnt
E-Mall: blllteam@newszap.com

Newszap!
Online News & Information
Gel the latest local news at
www.newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
FhlMene (M 3-2424
E-a readerservices@newszap.comn
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
Okeechobee County. Call the office to
find out if your home is within our
present home-distribution boundaries
Call 877-353-2424 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery
Additional copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents daily through
Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
office Home delivery subscnptions are
available at $29.43 for three months
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published by Independent
Newspapers. Inc
107 SW 17th Street. Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Penodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee. FL 34974
POSTMASTER Send address
changes 10t Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover. DE 19903
Printing
Printed at Sunshine Pnnting. a sub-
sidlary of Independent Newspapers.
111 pnnting@ct.net


- a.


- -Won,


5- 4a


- a


- -


a* a

-o -


lib O


News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE- -The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interest-
ed applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA),
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a:
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must:
live in the OUA service area.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.'
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold an:
elective position with the government of the City of Okeechobee or
Okeechobee County.

Local fair group needs volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The newly formed Okeechobee County Fair
Association is seeking volunteers to help with the inaugural Okee-
chobee County Fair scheduled for March 9-18.
For information, call Linda Oakes at (863) 467-0760.

Local WVa. day is planned
OKEECHOBEE The annual W.Va. covered dish dinner will be'
held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fifth St.
Meat will be provided.
For information, call Phyllis Stone at (863) 467-8636.

WVa. day luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West Virginia Day luncheon will be held;
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Agri-Civic Center,
on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Tableware, bread, but-'
ter and cold beverages will be furnished.
A $3 donation per person will be taken at the door.

Hospital hosting Dine with the Doctor
OKEECHOBEE The Dine with the Doctor medical series will take,
place at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Dinner will be served at 4:45 p.m. Dr. Rene Loyola's presentation:
on the topic of general and vascular surgery will follow at 5:30 p.m.,
The cost of the dinner is $5 and includes entree, salad, desert and bev-
erage.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at,
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the com-
ing weeks.
These scheduled events include: March 9-18 Okeechobee County
Fair; March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale; and,.
May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.


Today's Weather


qB





S- ql


.







The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007 3


OCT to present


'Dearly Beloved'


Fans of comedy and of
gospel music will find a lot to
like in the latest production by
the Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT), "Dearly
Beloved," which opens Friday
night, March 2, for a four-night
run.
The show not only boasts
one of the funniest scripts ever
produced in the theatre
group's twenty-eight-year his-
tory, but also a rousing south-
ern gospel performance at its
climax, that guarantees a "feel
good" ending to the play's
action.
Performances of "Dearly
Beloved" are scheduled for Fri-
day and Saturday evenings,
March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.
each evening at the Okee-
chobee Auditorium on S.W.
Second Ave. at Seventh St.
immediately behind Golden
Corral Restaurant. Reserved
seat tickets are $10 each, and
are on sale now at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Com-
merce during regular business
hours.
The gospel music in the
show is so much an integral
part of the action, according to
OCT coordinator/director, Ron
Hayes, that extra care has been
taken to make sure that it is
among the highlights of the
production. Joyce Moore, a
gospel singer, and former
member of a southern gospel
group in North Carolina, has
served as an expert advisor to
the cast to be sure that every-
thing is right.
Also helping to make the
show a sure bet for an
evening's entertainment is the
group of local performers
which, Hayes says, is "proba-
bly as perfect for their roles as
we've ever had on our stage.
Included in the cast are local
minister, James Garner, and his
brother and sister-in-law, John
and Laurie Garner; Joyce Tay-
lor, and Pam Chesley, all of
whom are appearing for the
first time in an OCT production.
Among the returning per-
formers is Paul Buxton of Bux-
ton Funeral Home, who will be
remembered from past shows,
including "Dearly Departed,"
"Carousel,"'"Cemeterv Club,"
and "110 in the Shade."'
Paulette Wise, manager of


the South Branch office of
Bank of America, starred in the
2001 OCT production of
"Cemetery Club."
Louise Chandler has been
seen in a variety of roles in
plays such as "Annie Get Your
Gun," "Dearly Departed," "G.I.
Jukebox," and "Blame it on the
Movies."
Josh VanWormer and
Cassie Chesley are both back
following appearances in the
fall OCT production of "The
Melody Lingers On."
Terry Auriemma comes
back to the OCT stage for the
first time since her role in the
musical, "Damn Yankees."
"Dearly Beloved" follows
the comic misadventures of a
southern family as they pre-
pare for the wedding of their
daughter to the son of "what
passes for high society in Fayro,
Texas." The arrangements for
the "Gone with the Wind"-
themed affair begin to fall apart
when the mother of the bride
learns that her sister has tried
to save money by planning an
alternative to an expensive
catered dinner-a potluck sup-
per with covered dishes
brought in by the guests, and a
main course donated by Clovis
Sanford's House of Meat. To
top it all off, just minutes
before the nuptials are to
begin, no one can find the
bride and groom, so a highway
patrolman is sent to track them
down, while every attempt is
made to keep the unsuspecting
guests in their pews.
"The OCT performed the
predecessor to this play, 'Dear-
ly Departed,' about seven years
ago," said Hayes, "and it
proved to be one of the best
received plays we've ever
done. This one is sure to be
another big hit with audiences.
The group has worked on it for
more than two months, and
we still laugh our way through
each rehearsal."
The Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre, an all-volunteer
organization, is a member of
the Florida Theatre Confer-
ence, and the American Associ-
ation of Community Theatre.
More information can be
obtained by calling Ron or
Jacque Hayes at (863) 763-
1307.


How to deal with frost damage


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Having just returned from a brief
visit up north, I had a chance to
experience first-hand the snow, ice
and all the gloomy challenges that
send winter visitors to the Sunshine
State. While I was gone, Jack Frost
paid a visit to our area, and judging
from the phone calls this past week,
some local plants have paid a price
to winter weather.
Dealing with cold temperature
damage to plants in your Florida
yard involves patience. Today's col-
umn will give readers some ideas on
what can be done to help frost dam-
aged plants recover from the jaws of
old man winter.
One call in particular asked what
can be done to get the lawn quickly
green again. Advice from UF special-
ists offers many ideas on how to pre-
pare a lawn or landscape to handle
cold temperatures. Dealing with
damage is different. The best course
of action for turf and other ornamen-
tal plant recovery is to wait for
warmer conditions to return, and
then resume normal but not exces-
sive amounts of water and fertilizer.
Water needs
Plant water needs should be
checked after a freeze. The leaves
will continue to release water vapor
(transpiring), especially on those
clear sunny days after a freeze. How-
ever, if water in the soil or a contain-
er is frozen, it will not be able to
move up into the plant. Wilted
plants will be the result.
In the short term, applying water
to the soil will help thaw it out and
provide available water for the plant.
Water may actually serve to warm
the roots and get them to work bet-
ter. Be certain not to add too much
water over watering can reduce
the amount of air space in the soil
and can encourage soil borne root
diseases.
Sometimes the soil in container-
grown plants will have a white
crusty deposit on the surface. This
may indicate a buildup of salts from
over-fertilization, or hard water
deposits. If the soil or media has high
amounts of soluble salts, it definitely
should not be allowed to dry out.
This is because salts would be con-
centrated into a smaller volume of
water, and can cause "fertilizer
burn" on plants.
Pruning
, Severe pruning. should be
delayed until new growth appears.
However, dead, unsightly leaves
may be removed as ,soon as they
turn brown. If possible, wait until


U UNIVERSITY OF
^ FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

they naturally fall if the appearance
factor is not critical.
Before the pruner touches the
plant, be sure that the place where
the cut is to be made will be in live
wood. Do not remove living plant
parts that contain stored up food
reserves. Remember that pruning
scars will only heal if the cuts are
made into living tissue.
Cold injury may appear as a lack
of spring bud break on a portion or
on all of the plant. Some may show
an overall weak appearance. The
outer branch tips may be damaged,
while older wood can be free of
injury.
The "line" between dead and live
wood will eventually be "marked"
by the growth of a new bud. If you
are still not sure, a small scrape of
the bark with a sharp knife will show
either a green or darkened growth
layer. Cold-injured cambium layers
under the bark will be black or
brown in color; live tissue is green.
Prune these branches behind this
point of discoloration.
In some cases, it will take some
time for the buds to break after cold
damage, so be patient before going
crazy with winter-kill pruning.
Right Plant/
Right Place
Finally, consider that a plant dam-
aged beyond repair is actually an
opportunity to try something differ-
ent. Florida homeowners enjoy a
vast array of plant material choices.
We often choose the more exotic
tropical appearance in our Florida
Yards, and nowwe pay the price.
Plants are often planted past their
northern limit in Florida. For our
area, dependable hardy plants are
those rated for USDA Hardinesss
zone 9b or less. These hardiness
zones are guidelines, as the microcli-
mates in your area may differ dra-
matically because of nearby wind
brakes or bodies of water.
Tropical and subtropical plants
can be used effectively in Florida
Yards, but they must be protected in
cold years, or the homeowner must
be prepared to replace them when
the law of averages catches up with
over-enthusiastic tropical tastes.
How about compromise with
Jack Frost: choose a combination of
tender and hardy plants. In this man-
ner, should a hard freeze occur, the
total devastation of the landscape by


extremely cold weather is avoided.

Orchid meeting
Monday night
Last month a very enthusiastic
meeting was held at our office for
persons interested in orchids. To
ward off the winter blues, why not
come by our office on Monday, Feb.
26, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Extension office, for another exciting
evening of tropical horticulture.
There is no charge for this program,
and it promises to be a great way to


get together with a fabulous group
of folks.
I've placed more information on
our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information on
cold damage recovery, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 N. in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesdayaftemoons.


-Memorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
nho has departed with a special
A- memorial Tribute in this newspaper.

Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary of your loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.
o A. &'a
Visit www2.newszap.conm/meorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.





Have news?




Share it!




PostYo ^ur News

PotYu ubi vn
PostYou6Opnio


Post Yo~urPos


jc~


S.


FCAT testing schedule


According to the Florida
Department of Education, the
"Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test (FCAT) is part of Flori-
da's overall plan to increase stu-
dent achievement by
implementing higher standards.
The FCAT, administered to stu-
dents in grades 3-11, contains
two basic components: criteri-
on-referenced tests (CRT),
measuring selected benchmarks
in mathematics, reading, sci-
ence, and writing from the Sun-
shine State Standards (SSS); and
norm-referenced tests (NRT) in
reading and mathematics, meas-
uring individual student per-
formance against national
norms."
Monday, Feb. 26
Grades 3,4,6,7,8,9 SSS
reading; Grade 5 SSS mathe-
matics; Grade 10 SSS reading
(first time sophomores, juniors
and seniors who haven't previ-
ously passed the test.)
Tuesday, Feb 27
Grades 3,4 SSS reading;
Grades 5,6,7,8,9 SSS mathe-
matics; Grade 10 SSS mathe-
matics (first time sophomores,
juniors and seniors who haven't
previously passed the test.)
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Grades 3,4 SSS mathemat-
ics; Grade 5 SSS reading;
Grades 6,7,8,9,10 NRT mathe-


matics and reading
Thursday, March 1
Grades 3,4 NRT reading
and mathematics; Grade 5,8,11


- SSS science
Friday, March 2
Grade 5 SSS science
Monday, March 5


Grade 5 NRT reading and
mathematics
Make up testing is available
after day 2 (Feb. 27) of testing.


2 SENIOR DINNERSi 018"31
EVERY TUESDAY EVENING HRMPAN
S or ANYTIME with this coupon' I
dIincludes: Vegetable, -b, I .
Potato, SouplSalad $ 1fl99 |. -.
S& Roll/Biscuit $1 9 ref a FATBF


1111 S. Parrott Ave. *(863) 467-2224 7Bae EK
_ CaL n An Order TO GO! 'Open: 6am- 10pm Sun, -Thurs. 6am- 11pmFri.& Sat. Available: Seats 50


PLUS: Buy it/Sell it Classifieds
and Advertising Opportunities for
Page Banners, Tiles, and Sponsored Links





newszap.com

Community Links.
Individual Voices.




THE ULTIMATE COMcNxiTY WEBSrrE


INI/MaryAnn Morris
Mouse
Mouse, the mule waits to start the day pulling Earl Lindsey of Ft. Pierce, and his wagon
toward Ft. Pierce Friday, Feb 23. Mr. Lindsey is accompanied by his granddaughter, Tristi
Anna who came from Staten Island, N.Y., to join him and her grandmother Linda Lindsey
on the Cracker Trail Ride.


,~
~,-" ..'..


q. ,<:


i. ow.
jam








4 OP~~~~~~~~~~~~ININTeOecoe es ody eray2,20


Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
.corn/forum58. It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you
would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.


Community Events

Yard sale benefits genealogical group
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on
Saturday, March 3, at the Trading Post Flea Market, 3100 U.S. 441 S.,
starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the genealogical section of
the Okeechobee County Library. Donations will be gratefully accept-
ed. Call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674 to arrange for a pick up.
Church hosting gospel concert
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, will present McMillan
& Life in a Southern gospel concert on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. A
free potluck supper is open to the public and will be held from 5
until 6 p.m., prior to the concert. This concert will precede a week of
revival meetings, with guest speaker Reverend Richard Pickup. Ser-
vices will be held nightly at 7 p.m. with special music beginning at
6:45 p.m. A nursery will be available. For information, call (863) 763-
6626 or (863) 763-9377.

Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale on
Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Proceeds will benefit
the Okeechobee community Grad Nite and other projects. Donated
items can be dropped off during the week of Feb. 25 in room 205 in
the Fellowship Hall. For information call (863) 763-5042, or Debbie
at (863) 610-1738.
Fire volunteers to host breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 will
have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with sausage,
juice and drinks on Saturday, March 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $4. For information, call (863) 357-1364.
Women's Ministry plans quilt show
The Women's Ministry of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 8
Cypress Street/Hunter Road, will be having their second quilt show
on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall. For information, call (863) 763-2106 or (863) 763-1555.
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
building on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admission will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are available for
a donated quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863) 467-2473 and at
the Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Yard sale benefits CES
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., will hold a fund-
raising yard sale/bake sale at the pavilion in back of the school on
Saturday, March 3, beginning at 8 a.m.
Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold the following classes in March: A baby sitting
class for teens aged 11-15 on Monday, March 5,'i'om 6 until 9 p.m.
The fee is $35.; Adult CPR on Wednesday, Marclv7; First Aid Basics
on Monday, March 12, and Infant/child CPR on Wednesday, March
28.
Guardian ad Litem plans training sessions
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Martin counties to advo-
cate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected chil-
dren on March 6, 8, 13, 14 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Training
sessions will be held at PNC Wealth Management, in the third floor
community room at 3001 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. For informa-
tion and reservations, call (772) 785-5804.
AARP driver's course scheduled
An AARP driver safety course will be held Wednesday, March 7,
and Thursday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. The $10 tuition covers course material. Make
checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.


Public issues forums
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum51
*Clewiston issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum52
* Hendry County issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum54
* Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum57
* Okeechobee city/county issues:
http://www.newszapforums.com/forum58
* Pahokee issues:http://www.newszapforums.com/forum59
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community
forums and links."




Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust thai enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
irduslry standards All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independeni s
rrission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U S Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues


We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
througn our dedication to consci-
entious journalism
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues
* To report the news witn honesty.
accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity., earlessness
and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facili-
iate community debate, not to
dominate it witi our own opinions
STo disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers.
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to tne prominence
it deservess.
ST :.provide a rignt to reply to those
v~, ,write about
STo real people with courtesy.
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Eric Kopp

National Advertising: Joy Parnsh

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray
Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman,
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken, Executive
Editor
MEMBER
OF: _



'* Okeechobee News 200"
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


.... -'i," m M .... %
Submitted photo/Elizabeth Maxwell
Looking Back...
This photo was featured in the May 25,1983 edition of the Okeechobee News. Members of Brownie Troop #5 are shown
at their Girl Scout bridging ceremony holding the skin of a large rattlesnake. The Brownies were having an overnight
camping trip at the home of Gil and Marie Culbreth on Friday, May 13 of 1983, when they unexpectedly encountered a
large rattlesnake coiled around a fence post on the Culbreth's property. Mr. Culbreth shot the snake and the girls proud-
ly displayed the snakeskin as a souvenir of the trip. Most of these former "Okeechobee Brownies" still live in Okee-
chobee and are active in the business community. The girls from (left to right) are: Shannon May, Mary Ellen Pharr-Cur-
ren, Misty Myers-Lawrence, Holly Hilyer-Sizemore, Erin Young-Fralix, Libby Alexander-Maxwell, Jill Pharr-Turlington,
April Dunson-Ferguson, Lori Blair, Kris Plesovik and Christa Culbreth-Luna.

-*1


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-
0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Ofr Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 meet-
ing.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter
meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
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 Frank Irby at (863)
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.


Community Events

Orchid program slated for Feb. 26
Learn about orchids or share your knowledge at the Okee-
chobee Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N., on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7
p.m.
United Way to meet
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 8
a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441
N.
Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vices Network, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. The meeting
will be held in the auditorium located next to the Okeechobee
County school district offices at 610 S.W. Second Ave.

Annual Indiana snowbird lunch slated
The annual Hancock County, Ind., snowbird lunch will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Homer's in Sebring starting at 11 a.m. Reserva-
tions are not required. The group will be in the large dining room.
SSN council meeting schediiled
The Community Collaborative Councilof the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus,-610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their families.
The guest speaker will be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Voca-
tional Rehabilitation with the Department of Education. The public
is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
257.
Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on Thurs-
day, March 1, from 8 until 11 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, March 2 and
3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9,
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All yard sale proceeds help with care at Hos-
pice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Library hosting annual book sale
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library annual book sale will be
held at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St. Sale
days will be: Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday,
March 2, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 3, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1.
Library discards are half price. For information, call the library at
(863) 763-3536.
OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present "Dear-
ly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel music per-
formance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
March 2, 3, 9 and 10, at the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Sev-
enth Street, behind the Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved seat tick-
ets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave., or, if available, at the door on the night of the performance.
KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday,
March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue
March 2 and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call
(63) 357-MAIN.
Learn to make scrapbooks
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, March 2, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Carolyn will give a
tea-bag folding demonstration. She will also be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information, call Car-
olyn at (863) 634-18885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290
Cub Scouts plan yard sale
Cub Scout Pack 909 will hold a yard sale behind the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Department, S.R. 78, on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Library hosting play on Florida
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., will host
actor/playwright J.D. Sutton on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Mr. Sut-
ton will portray 18th Century naturalist William Bartram in the one-
man play "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's Travels in Florida." Mr. Sut-
ton will share tales of Mr. Bartram's adventures including his
encounters with the Seminoles, his battles with alligators and his
awe at the beauty of Florida. This program is sponsored by the Flori-
da Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public.


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26,2007


OPINION







SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007


It's hip to be square


According to the Encarta
World English Dictionary, a defi-
nition for square is "somebody
who dresses and behaves in an
unfashionable way and is out of
touch with popular culture."
Another definition they provide
is, "in jazz and popular music,
lacking swing or complexity." It
seems that in the world of golf,
as rocker Huey Lewis once said,
"It's hip to be square."
At this year's PGA Merchan-
dise Show, many drivers (and
some fairway woods) were
sporting square heads. Not every
driver was square, but geometric
designs were all the rage.
Did I hear you ask "Why?"
Good question, especially when
you see and hear these new driv-
ers. It seems the reason is to
enable you to hit the ball further
and straighter by having the cen-
ter of gravity farther back in the
head and around the perimeter.
This design also provides a high-
er "MOI" or moment of inertia.
That will provide you with better
results on shots that are off-cen-
ter. That in effect will provide a
larger sweet spot.
I set out to hit all the new
shapes and here is what I found
out...
Callaway's new FT-i features
Complete Inertia Design. It is
large, loud and very square. It is
designed to go straight. Phil
Mickelson has been doing well
with Callaway's more conven-
tional new design, the FT-5, but
has toyed with the FT-i to help
him hit more fairways. It is ques-
tionable if this is the longest club
you will hit, but according to the
design team from Callaway,
straighter will add length. I
played this club for several holes
and must admit I hit it well. A
nice feature is that it comes in a
draw, neutral or fade model. The
FT-i retails for $499. For details,
go to www.callawaygolf.com.
The new square entry from
Nike is called the Sasquatch
Sumo Squared or SQ for short.
This has to be the loudest and
looks like the largest (could be
the yellow color). It will take a
lot of getting used to if you want
to hit this monster. It comes with
a suggested retail price of $479.
For more information, go to
www.nikegolf.com.
Possibly the best, of all the
square drivers was from a little-
known company 'illed'Simpac.
They have been working on this
technology since 2001. Their
NF2 is all titanium and looks
squarer than any of the other
drivers on the market. This
forged head does not have the
hollow sound like the Nike and
Callaway clubs. It feels solid and
is very easy to hit straight and
long. The 430cc NF2 retails for
$550, but is worth it!
Simpac also has a line of
square fairway woods and
hybrids. As they have smaller
heads, these are very interesting
looking, but again, so easy to hit!
Since these clubs might be diffi-


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube

cult to find, I suggest you contact
Simpac direct at (949) 252-1117
or visit www.simpac.com.
A less expensive square
option is the Orlimar Fury QB.
This club has the look without
the strange sound due to it hav-
ing very little carbon fiber in the
head. This driver displays the
same technology as the more
expensive clubs, but at a sug-
gested retail price of $299. For
more information, visit
www.orlimar.com.
Still using the geometric
theme, but without going square
is the Bazooka GeoMax from
Tour Edge. The GeoMax increas-
es MOI by adding tungsten
weight to the rear sole and by
maximizing the dimensions
making the face to back almost
equal to heel to toe. This club
looks and sounds more like
what you are used to, yet per-
forms as well as any club on the
market. It is reasonably priced
(and a great value) at $199. For
more information, visit
www.touredge.com.
TaylorMade has been the
leader in drivers and showed up
at the Merchandise show with
new Burner driver. This was not
square and featured a low pro-
file. It was easy to get up in the
air and promoted a nice draw.
The new Burner retails for $299.
For more information, visit
www.taylormadegolf.com.


Special to Okeechobee News/
Tour Edge Golf
The GeoMax from Tour Edge
isn't square, but represents
the latest technology at the
best price.
If you have a problem with
slicing off the tee, you should try
the No Bananas driver from Bob
Burns. This is a traditionally
shaped 460cc driver with an off-
set and a closed face: While I do
not consistently slice, I tried as
hard as I could and was not able
to make this club go left. It really
works. At a price of $400, if slic-
ing is your problem, it might be
an excellent investment. Visit
www.bobburnsgolf.com for
more information.
As I said in last week's col-
umn, these fine clubs will not
replace a good swing. The best
thing you can do is get some les-
sons from a qualified instructor,
then practice what you have
been taught. However, the latest
technology will certainly mini-
mize the damage done from an
off-centered hit. When you think
about what you spend in time
and money to play golf, you
might as well play your best and
have as much fun as you can!


Tw M aid n rrs g"t



mpwf4wd IN ww egaI


a* o 4i
4m- q-
qb o 4D o


- S


-
b ~- -
- -

- -


- -


Special to Okeechobee News/www.toequet.com
A new version of the game croquet is played with colored
. *soccer balls that are kicked instead of hit and jumbo-sized
wickets, the hybrid game is called Toequet.
- -


-- -


~. ~


Al-


- t qp 0 -


- a -
0


40 -W mo f-m


- 5-


- ."Copyrighted Material .

- Syndicated Content -

Available from Commercial News Providers"


-.N n-

-- .1 4- -





am Nw


- a.. ,lip


a a


- S


- a
- 5
-


* S -


S S -
S -


- ..~ .


- a -


-d


Mom- ow


- p


pop


___ 5- ~- .5 -


- 0*doom
40 4w m ~


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following unclaimed monies


are due and owing to the person/entities


listed below.


Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or
any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon
Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third
Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before April 15,
2007. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership
and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the
money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before
April 15, 2007, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State


of Florida
ACCOUNT
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
General Operating
Payroll
Payroll
Payroll
Payroll
Payroll
Payroll


ISSUED TO
Farm Plan, Inc
James S. & Tara S. Ford
P. Matthews-Sarkar
Karen A. Leal
Juan Antonio & Maria D. Torres
Edna M. Carlson
Norman McMaster
Big Lake Wholesale, Inc
Lonnie Sears
Roger Arnold
Lora Sloane
Patrick Hogue
Bryan A. Baggett
Shane K. Crawford
Tyrone D. Smith
Rebecca T. Eaves
Clayton J. Holmes
Elizabeth L. Walker


DATE ISSUED
June 23, 1999
January 19, 2001
February 14, 2001
March 2, 2001
March 2, 2001
August 22, 2001
August 22, 2001
October 19, 2001


AMOUNT
$59.08
$111.55
$9.72
$9.79
$9.72
$9.95
$25.71
$183.60


November 15, 2001 $14.00
December 13, 2001 $5.00


December 27, 2001
January 31, 2002
May 7, 2002
May 15, 2003
August 7, 2003


$50.00
$22.00
$35.29
$689.79
$35.21


September 2, 2004 $689.65
September 2, 2004 $994.65


July 7, 2005


$9.58


Dated this 21st day of February 2007 in Okeechobee County, Florida

Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Circuit Court

By Gary Moorman, Finance Director


-
S ~ 0 -~a ~ -


---a -


UOMf OF Tf "fORiTtEIA."L





f (LA1n


Make up to $2,500

by filling in the space above!


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
Included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 items.per house-
holdiper issue


* 1 used itemor.
grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


Okeechobee News


Toll Free 877-353-2424

E-Mail: classad@newszap.com


II I I


- do- .4


O


-


q


*


- *


.


- -


. . .


- 411


- -







6III I I [III I I BUSIN SS Th OkehbeNwMnail ury2,20


Verizon Wireless dealer opens shop
Customers of Verizon Wire-
less will now get better service -
in Okeechobee thanks to a .,..:-. . .
newly opened business, Wire- ., R
less Zone, an authorized dealer i
for Verizon. Wireless Zone is a : .
family run business operated by
co-owners Jeff Zarella, his aunt
Tammy Rider and his fiancee,
Yabel Henry. They carry acces-
sories for all types of wireless
telephones such as: car charg-
ers, telephone cases, music kits,
hands free devices, pre-paid
telephones, batteries, and wire-
less Internet. Verizon Wireless
customers can also pay their
telephone bills there. The store,
is located at 603 S.W. Park St.
The hours are Monday throughAA
Friday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., Satur- Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
day, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and- Co-owners Tammy Rider and Jeff Zarella announce the open-
Sunday, noon until 4 p.m. The ing of Wireless Zone, an authorized Verizon Wireless Retail-
telephone number is 467-2919. _- er. Not pictured is co-owner Yable Henry.

Dealership announces hat contest


Eddie Accardi Chrysler Sebring Convertible
and the sophistication of the
invites residents to Kentucky Derby. The design
design a Derby hat must utilize some material from
the Sebring Convertible's soft
top and be accompanied by a
OKEECHOBEE -In honor 100-word essay on how the
of a long-standing tradition of styling.and features of the all-
the Kentucky Derby, a sophisti- new Chrysler Sebring Convert-
cated horseracing event often. ible inspired the hat design.
known for its fans fashionable The Chrysler brand rein-
hats, the Chrysler brand and forces its leadership position as
Eddie Accardi Jeep Chrysler America's favorite convertible
Dodge announce a nationwide company with the all-new 2008
hat design competition inspired Chrysler Sebring Convertible,
by the brand's all-new 2008 now with a retractable hard top
Chrysler Sebring Convertible and the only convertible on the
launching in spring 2007. market to offer three convert-
"Chrysler Sebring Hats Off to Fibl top options," said David
the Derby" brings together the Roney, Director, Chrysler Mar-
elegant design and exhilarating Roetig ad Global Chryslerommuica-
performance of the all-new ti convertible's ele-
Chrysler Sebring Convertible gant. design is a showcase for
with the high fashion and style g. design is a showcase for
asso .i e i K .* --those who are expressive, ath-
associated with the Kentucky ei a passionate-traits
yletic and patsionate-traits
Derby in a fun contest where shared .by derby fans-and
the top three finalists win tik-, make it the perfect vehicle to
ets to the derby to wear their ,
show off great hat designs that
winning designs. One grand a synonymous with the Ken-
prize winner will be named in tucky Derby, one of American's
Louisville, Ky., during Kentucky: .. n .. ,


Derby weekend and will receive
an all-new 2008 Chrysler
Sebring Convertible.
"We're excited about the
introduction of the newly
designed Chrysler Sebring Con-
vertible and to top it off, we
would love to see one of our
Okeechobee area residents win
a trip to the Kentucky Derby,"
said Steve Milrot, of Eddie
Accardi Jeep Chrysler Dodge.
Aspiring fashion designers,
horseracing enthusiasts, car afi-
cionados and all those interest-
ed are invited to enter the con-
test by going to
www.chryslersebringhat-
sofftothederby.com. Entrants
must submit a sketch by March
5 of an original hat design that
captures the essence of the


Entries will also be accepted
by mail at: Chrysler Sebring
Hats Off to the Derby Contest,
Department 4764, P.O.,. Box
6650, Stacy, Minn. 55078-6650.
Mailed entries must be, post-
marked no later than March 5
and received no later than
March 9. Additional details are
provided on the contest web
site.
Public helps
pick finalists
The public will vote on the
top 15 hat design submissions
to determine their favorite
sketches. The 15 quarter-finalist
designs will be posted on the
contest Web site,
www.chryslersebringhat-


sofftothederby.com, from
March 20-26 for public voting.
The top five vote getters will
be provided seed money and
convertible top fabric to pro-
duce their hat. After viewing the
completed hats, judges will
select the top three finalists,
who will receive a trip for two
to the Kentucky Derby and a
chance to win an all-new 2008
Chrysler Sebring Convertible.
The grand prizewinner will be
decided by a panel of judges
and announced in Louisville,
Ky., during Kentucky Derby
weekend.
About the 2008
Chrysler Sebring
Convertible
The completely redesigned
2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert-
ible offers a sleek and elegant
design, exhilarating perform-
ance with excellent fuel effi-
ciency and a spacious interior.
The Sebring Convertible also
offers what no other convert-
ible has offered before-three
automatically latching convert-
ible top options: vinyl, cloth
and a body-color painted steel
hard top, all of which can be
retracted with a push of a but-
ton on the key fob.
The Chrysler Sebring Con-
vertible has long held the honor
of America's favorite convert-
ible, solidly leading the seg-
ment for the past decade. In
fact, Sebring Convertible has
earned the title of best-selling
convertible in the United States
for seven of the past 11 years.
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Con-
vertible is poised to be in the
winners circle when it becomes
available in U.S. dealerships in
the second quarter of 2007 and
in global volume markets in the
second half of 2007.


I --- --- --
IT- SAVE MONEY ON yOUR FAVORITE GRQCERy ITEMS. gI
I .. Go to newszap.com to download and print coupons online f
.I ---. nowszap.comn Community Links. Individual Voices. I
L..- -- -'-- - - - - - - ..-.. -


Your time




is precioUs.


()keeclhohee Okechobee`
a o.uge ptorprm .... .. t n.i-- .,"
:....LtAi. m a l e e "t ". ..






People have so much to do and so little time to do it.

To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little
newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information.

We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can
experience and enjoy your community fully.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your
editor.




Okeechobee News
To hlp ou eal ithyou tie costrint, w pac ths lttl

nesaprwthltso elvntadusfl nomain


Community Service Through Journalism


CALL PRO:REAL ESTATE

When You Need A Real Estate Company, Call The Professionals!


Okeecio6ee
Mortgage

401 S.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34974*
(863) 763-8030


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


Full Service
Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies
& Professional Service
309 S.W. Park St.
863.467.8899
Sheritage309@earthlink.net

ADVERTISE,
YOUR BUSINESS
-HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net:




Pritchards

GI AC


1804 S. Parrott Ave.
(863) 357-4622


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net
l- =AJI I=." 'Ad


Residential Acreage
Commercial
4251 HwY. 441 S.
863-763-5588
Fax: 763-2219





909 S. PARROT AVE.
STE 13A.
S863-357-3030

www.okeechobeehomes.com


Hazellief & Prevatt
Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage
www.century21okeechobee.com

ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net

-17 A nl[ A] f- l :


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek

Real Estate
1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Phone: (863)763-7312
Fax (863)763-7317
Email: taylorre@strato.net
www.taylorcreekrealestate.com


OKEECHOBEE
LAND
COMPANY
208 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 763-2262
Fax (863) 763-9753
Toll Free (800) 691-6533

ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net








311 NE 2nd Street
863-824-0800 Office
863-824-0802 Fax


See ur atudayOkechoee sFo0Moe ea Etat Lstng


"A Full Service Real Estate Firmn!"
104 N.W. 7th Ave.
(863) 763-4010
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tuicker-group.com
Website:www.tucker-grouip.coln


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26,2007


BUSINESS








The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007 7


At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb.
23, through Thursday, March 1,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Bridge to Ter-
abithia" (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 p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (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.
Theatre III "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day 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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.




%o


-~ *
-a9




C -


. a


' *
,, 0


'.4.


I


a


we


4b


vw. Nrvwl -qmw Bpmw


* m ~
a -

9. --

-a
a. -
-

-a

a
a
..-- -
a -

-- -~e ~ -


--

~

a


. ..b - -


. 9b s o-


- 9. -- *~ ~
- - a


7%Jra



ak


use d GdO6


0 -

- a -


0 m 4


a a
a -


- a -

-- -


--daf
- -asW


a --' -
it* -- - a -



tWI^ '- a


itediMaterial -


a- SOWN& -


L% eolf
.-.4 0


4dU p


dw Syndicated Content;-



Available from Commercial News'Providers"


. s


-- --a


a -
-


o a -


a a
a-
-
a
a


*<


r- N


F


4mm mp 4
is mao l


q *0a46 -


a


C 4-L


Ia1I~W%5: me- q-
4b*
G~dPIUMO w0 A


0 1 0 6 0 *


*


a *


% % a v .*


IS ~0 0 0


SOLwWdi


S *


- -


* *


See ~ e
S S U


a lo m 40
a00 4o4


.,~ .


S 0


. -


0 4M w -l *


- - Q4o


* ~- U 0
a -


1 0 0


a -


I II a 0


0 Ab 41 a S


*~ ~


* 0S~ S

* S


-e -


%=logo 40


0 4bm o amom4


0 O@*m ai aam


0 404 -


qb4:-a -%%0 4 a u -
4m- q* um 1M U M e
qp "=d"tx4w -oe
*ARMOk
g4N Iw to=


*9


Ii


* a


- -a a

a -
- -


0 *


* *


% *0 1 1 *6 % I 0a


. I


0 vI


v 0


S 6a *


S


4w


4P
4IP


, qP


WN







Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007
.010r LL_


Classified

us n -te *wb a0ww -nesza co


53-2424 Ml ABS01
I for any personal items for sale under $2,500


Announcements Merchandise 0 Mobile Homes

r r rIl


Employment Agriculture
^ -- ^^ ^^ ^ ^ f-'


Recreation

,iii


Financial | Rentals Automobiles

Egg NT



Services RealEstate Public Notices


E~iE al! f'Ttif~t aiLLLia


Announcements


ImT p.,rtan I lf.:.rrr,3[,:.r,
Fl' r -: ,.:.ui 5J '".: an5 ul.
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement'. All
ads accepted are subject to
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
fied categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.,Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


CLASS RING- lost 14 ct gold,
2008 Okee HS, purple stone,
vic of More to Life Church
(863)763-6780 Reward
EYE GLASSES, at Bobby Un-
derwoods Perfect Cut.
(618)841-4261
HEARING AID, Blue, in Wal-
mart or Dollar Store in Okee-
chobee on 2/20/07,
(618)841-4261 REWARD!!!!
JACK RUSSELL (f): Black &
white, lost on prairie.
863-357-7480
TOY POODLE, solid white, fe-
male, vic. of Blue Heron,
needs medication,
(863)467-2121
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER
(Westie), 6 yrs old, male, an-
swers to "Baxter", $2K RE-
WARD! (905)466-4478
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classifieds.


ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
Okeechobee area
BLACK LAB (f): Full-blooded,
1 yr, great with kids, needs
lots of room to run. Free to
good home! 863-467-8896
BLACK LAB, Full blooded, 11
mos. old, male, all puppy
shots & wormed, needs a
good home. (863)634-5298
COON HOUND (m): Black &
tan, very lovable but likes to
dig, free to good home.
863-467-7123
LAB MIX PUPPY: 13 weeks
old, to good home only.
(863)634-3226
PINE LOGS, You Cut & Haul.
863-983-8674
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Uarae/ .-


Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!
YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
ing Female for dining &
beaches. (863)801-3031




Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



BABYSITTER NEEDED
Call for details.
863-634-1062
Beautician Needed Full or Part
Tim for Barneys Barber &
Beauty. (863)763-9626
(Home Phone)
DRIVER/ THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
DRIVER NEEDED
At Gator Feed Co., Inc.,
class A or B w/airbrakes.
Must be willing to do physical
labor. You may pick up an
application at the Mill
located on Hwy 98 N. right
past the livestock market.
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
Supply/Inventory Clerk, full,
time with Benefits. Comput-
er and organizational skills
required. Does involve lifting,
moving inventory. Apply in
person, 406 NW 4th Street.
FENCE INSTALLERS NEEDED!
On-the-job training.
Drivers license a must!
Benefits available.
Apply in person to:
Adron Fence Co
2762 NW 4th St
7:30 am 3:30 pm
HELP WANTED
Delivery Driver
Full time 401 K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Apply at
South East Milk Supply
1005 West North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL


HE.


NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW
OFFICE
At least 2 years legal
experience a must.
No exceptions
Please Fax
Resume to:
863-467-1968
EOE
HELP WANTED
Carpenters, Iron worker
& Helpers
In Buckhead Ridge Area
Please call to apply
863-624-3313
Harry Pepper & Associates
EOE/M/F/D/V
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Waitress.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115


W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking forteam players for
the following positions.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401 K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Apply in person at:
W&W Lumber
Hwy 710, Indiantown
(772)597-3506
Drug Free Workplace.



PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS
AND STEAMFITTERS
Must be able to assemble,
install, aer,lter, and repair
pipelines or pipe systems
that carry water, steam,
air, or other liquids or gas-
es. May install heating
and cooling equipment and
mechanical control sys-
tems. Contact Armitage
Plumbing LLC, at
(386)423-5800, 1502 In-
dustrial Rd., Edgewater, Fl
32132. Armitage Plumb-
ing, LLC is an equal op-
portunity employer,"
RANCH WORKER NEEDED
Full Time, Weekly Pay.
Call Dave @ (863)634-1118


More Papers Mean More Readers!
Reach more readers when you run

S.. your ad in several papers infl,
our newspaper network.


Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Cente
Rules for placing FREE ads!
STn r,,,alf n.r v ad


iv qu"-1 y m y au
* Must be for a personal iten. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
Must include only one item and its price
(remember it must be 52.500 or less) -


SCall us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


I a Noice


I.pca Nti I


I.pca Notice


I.pca Noice


Lm sobe- C poe


-


- -o


o -





"Copyrighted Material ,



Syndicated Content *o '

Available from Commercial News Providers"


9~
~ 0 0
- b, 0 0
*0 0



*e0
0
~0 0


0 0


* *
* 0
* .


0*


200
so0


Emlymn
Ful Tie I'l


* *
* *
* *
* 0


Emlymn
Ful Tie 0,1


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

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


Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
#NR30211249


WANTED
Bookkeeper Call
Days 863-634-7552
Night 863-763-5321

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds


* *
* *


* *0


* 0 S
* 9


Emlymn
Ful im 00


Empoyen
Full Tim


HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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


legalads@(newszop.com
/ For All Other Classified
Advertising:
classads@newszap.com


/ Mon-Fri
8 a rt 5 pin


/ Mon-Fri
o a r. -6pU-


DEDINES


* I,
/1 /
S.. ,.
/


Emlymn
Full Tim


Monday
Fr, 0 -y ?n.x,, I, o'ds1ay ubofti
TuesdyteuFia
Saturday
I ~ io 7ri fo kv .,,bw
Fr.4aj Ir lrr2 m I r pA5u h~ic


Ua
VISA

im


Emlymn
Ful Tie 111


DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
POSTING DATE: February 2007
CLOSING DATE: March 23, 2007, or until position filled
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking a qualified appli-
cant to serve as the Director of Operations for the water treat-
ment ( 9,000 customers), wastewater treatment ( 4,200
customers) and maintenance departments of a public utility.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. At a
minimum, job responsibilities will include: employee and cus-
tomer relations, regulatory compliance, budget preparation and
monitoring, construction oversight, meetings and other general
administrative duties.
The minimum qualifications for this position shall include high
school diploma and drivers license with a good driving record.
Additionally, a college degree in business administration, fi-
nance, engineering or other related field would be a definite
plus. In addition to the previously mentioned educational crite-
ria, if the applicant possesses a certified license in the water
treatment, wastewater ,peraiif or mijriii3n(ce of water distri-
bution or wastewater :,,:ri'iLron rrin-1. :, mil be considered
upon submission of copies ofe certifications.
The applicant should be able to provide a work history listing
job responsibilities and years of experience at previous work
assignments which would directly relate to the expected work
assignments of this listing. A detailed listing of previous super-
visory work experience will be considered in the review pro-
cess.
A pre-employment drug screening will be required.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority offers a benefit package that
includes the standard paid time off for holidays and accrued
vacation and sick time. Additionally, various health, life and
medical insurances are offered. The present salary range for
this position ranges from $ 50,000 $ 85, 000 with an offered
salary dependent upon qualifications of the applicant. Appli-
cants are expected to provide a salary history as well as ex-
pected salary,requirements.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and re-
sumes to:
Okeechobee Utility Authority
Attn: John F. Hayford
Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

FINANCE DIRECTOR OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
POSTING DATE: February,; 2007
CLOSING DATE: March 31,2007 or Until Position is Filled
Okeechobee Utility Authority, local water and wastewater pro-
vider for approximately 9,000 customers in Okeechobee, Flori-
da is seeking an experienced Finance Director to lead a staff of
employees with overall daily responsibility for managing the
Authority's finances. The position requires a comprehensive
understanding and successful track record in the full range of
governmental finance as it relates to guidelines for an indepen-
dent special district in the State of Florida and adherence to ap-
plicable Florida Statues including budget, performance
measurement, and strategic planning. The ideal candidate will
have the aiciii., to establish effective working relationships,
strong leadership and managerial skills, the ability to establish
credibility with various department managers, be a reliable re-
source to elected and appointed officials, as well as to the gen-
eral public, have strong interpersonal skills, possess strong
oral and written communication skills, and be of high integrity.
Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in business adminis-
tration, finance, accounting or a closely related field; Masters
degree and/or related certifications such as CPA preferred, and
5 years of progressively responsible experience. In addition to
a broad range of government finance functions, at least two
years' of management experience is preferred. A pre-employ-
ment drug screening will be required.
The salary range is $64,085 $96,127. Okeechobee Utility
Authority offers an extensive benefit package that includes life
and medical insurance. Relocation assistance is not available
for this position.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and re-
sumes to:
Mr. John Hayford, Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


GOLD COAST
AUTO FINANCE E

Baed Credit ADivorce


/ No Credit


[Fredit Card
Debt


AMedicall Bills Bankrupcv
1-866-982- EASY

It's never too late to find Your next Job could be in
tie perfect gift. Look for today's classifies. Did
It In the rlasslflnds- YOU lOOk fopr It?


Toll Free



1-877-3


F.:TIM-Moff


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


1200


I


.


r--


Nh
idilm








Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007


I~eia Notice


*~eca m ic


*~ea Notice


MONDAY PRIME TIMEFEBRUARY 26, 2007
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

a WPTVNews cc) NBC Extra (s) Entertain Deal or No Deal (cc) Heroes(N) s (cc) The Black Donnellys News cc) Tonight
SWPEC ews (cc News News (cc) Million- How I Met The Class Two Men Rules CSI: Miami (s) (cc) News (cc) Late
SWTCE Prase the Lrd (cc) Cameron Jakes hind Chironna Franklin DuplantPraise the Lord (cc)
SWPBF News JABC Fortune Jeopardy Wife Swap (s) (cc) Supernanny (s) (cc) Building-Dream News Nightline
SWFLX Jim mp Seinfeld Raymond Prison Break "Wash" 24 (N) (s) (PA) (cc) News Raymond Seinfeld
Friends Frends King Kng Chris |All ofUs Girl- The Will |WllI Sex& Sex&
h WXEL News-Lehrer Florida Kingston Trio: Wherever We Great Performances (s) (cc) Bruce Springsteen

Movie: High Plais Drifter (1973)(cc) Movie:**/2 Hidalgo (2004) (Viggo Mortensen, Omar Shari) (cc) Romance-Stone
ANIM Crocdle-Diaries The Most Extreme Incredible Journeys Interns |Interns Miami Animal Police Incredible Journeys
A&E Crossing Jordan (s) CSI: Miami (s) (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (oc) The Sopranos (s) (cc) First 48 CSI: Miami (s) (cc)
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live iHotwyred Movie: *1/ Gang of Roses (2003) (cc) Soul Food (s) (cc) Jamie F. IJamie F.
CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight The Situation Room Paula Zahn Now (ce) Larry King Live (cc) Anderson Cooper 360 (cc)
CRT Forensic Forensic Cops(s) |Cops(s) Beach |Beach Forensic |Forensic Suburban Psychic The Investigators
DISC It Takes a Thief (cc) Mega Builders (cc) Dirty Jobs (cc) Futureweapons (N) Stunt Stunt MythBusters (cc)
DISN So Raven So Raven Phil Suite Life The Emperor's New Groove (cc) Emperor Life Phil Suite Life So Raven
El Red Carpet El News Daily 10 Fashion Police Rd E!News Fashion Police ENews Daily 10
ESP2 Auction INASCAR Women's College Basketball US Poker US Poker US Poker
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) College Basketball College Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma. SportsCenter (Live)
EWTN 'One Santa Fe Daily Mass The Journey Home Lord IRosary |Abundant Life The World Over
FAM 7th Heaven (s) (cc) Lincoln Heights (cc) Wildfire "Heartless" Movie: Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006) (John Amos) (cc) The 700 Club (cc)
HGTV I Did |Offbeat If Walls IHouse Designed IBuy Me Cash |Potential House iHouse Whats IFirst
HIST Death Road (cc) Modern Marvels (cc) UFO Files (cc) Digging for the Truth Engineering UFO Files (cc)
LIFE Reba (s) Reba (s) Still Stnd Still Stnd Gay Gay Movie: A Decent Proposal (2007) (cc) Housewives
NICK School OddPar- OddPar-Neutron Sponge iFullHse. Growing |Growing Rose- |Rose- Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SCI Stargate SG-1 (cc) Star Trek: Enterprise Star Trek: Enterprise Star Trek: Enterprise Star Trek: Enterprise The Dresden Files
TBS Seinfeld iSeinfeld Raymond |Raymond Friends ]Friends Friends ]Friends Family |Family Seinfeld Seinfeld
TCM Movie: *** Here Comes the Groom (1951) Movie: The Private War of Major Benson Movie: *** Hondo (1953) The
TLC Moving Up (cc) My Life as a Child Little People Tubby Toddlers (N) Crazy Kids Clips (cc) Little People

TNT Charmed (s) (cc) Charmed (s) (cc) Charmed (s) (cc). Law & Order (s) Law & Order (s) |Law & Order (s)
UNI Locura Noticlero Duelo de Pasiones La Fea Mis Bella (N) ras (N) Cristina Impacto |Noticiero
USA Law & Order: SVU Law Order: Cl Law & Order: SVU WWE Monday Night Raw (Live) (s) (cc) I Law & Order: SVU

HBO Movie: ** Fantastic Four (2005) Starter Real Time Rome (s) (cc) Movie: Something New (2006) Def
SHOW (5:45) Movie: The Hitcher (1986) ** Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The L Word (iTV) (s) Sleeper Cell Sleeper Cell
TMC (5:00) Movie: Pretty Movie: *** Coach Carter (2005) (Samuel L. Jackson) Movie: **kY2 Fade to Black (2004)'R' (cc) Maverick


DRIVER

NEEDED
Class A or B CDL
Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at

Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress & Brighton Reservation

Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401K. Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477





Perform general and administrative du-
ties. Answer phones, maintain files, pro-
cess documents for payments. Assist with
the preparation of weekly and monthly
reports. High School diploma/GED. Good
typing & computer skills. (MS Office).
Good interpersonal communication. Expe-
rience in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to 954-967 3477


For Busy
Medical Practice.
Full-time w/
Benefits.
Experience A Plus!

Fax Resume To
863-467-1919





SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)

Hiring
EXP'D COOK
(up to $15 hr.)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DFWP



MEDICAL ASSISTANT or LPN
Needed for busy medical
office. Full Time with benefits.
Experience preferred.
Fax resume to: 863-467-1156

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


MARSHAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515


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


I Geea Contr


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
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
true, 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.

Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classifieds

Services ;
:--


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offersd415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



DEAN'S COMPUTER SERVICE
Affordable Computer Repair
Home/ small office.
All work guaranteed.
Free pick up & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155


hours for$50
In your home
Network& Office PC's
(772)519-6236
Ask for Ron



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



Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383



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


I Genra i a


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 615
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
DUCTLESS 10K BTU AIR
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
(863)983-4314 Clewiston
Shop hera flrsti
The classified ads


SLIDE PROJECTOR- Screen, 3
slide cases. All excellent
condition. $60.
(863)357-0835 Jonnie
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


CHEST FREEZER, Small,
works fine. $40
(863)983-7625
DEEP FREEZER: Frigidaire, up-
right, 17.5 cu ft, excellent
condition, auto defrost,
white. $175. 863-763-1055
MICROWAVE: Gold Star,
small. $20. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,,
Maytag, with Ice maker,
$175 or best offer
(706)273-0190 Okeechobee
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
(239)657-5760
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-824-6712


STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
$75. (863)824-6712
WASHER & 0RYER, both
heavy duty, super capacity,
approx. 3 yrs. ole, $375.
(863)763-7017
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, over 10 years old but in
ood working condition.
100/both. (863)763-2458



UTILITY BUILDING, 8x8 built
by Robin of Lake Wales,
wired for w/d, $500 or best
offer. (270)331-4090



FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
(863)763-7548
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
(863)675-7350

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $65
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



COACH LEATHER BUSINESS
BAG w/ laptop compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002


CARPET- Used 14'x15.5' Gray
burber. Like new condition.
$100. (863)467-6060


BABY SWING, $35
(863)357-5773
HIGH CHAIR, $25
(863)357-5773


PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joll, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
863-484-0289
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items; items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30GB, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
863-763-5316
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
DELL- 4400 Pentium 4 Pro-
cessor, 17" monitor, Incld CD-
RW drive & more upgrades
$450. (863)634-4888
DELL COMPUTER XP, Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
OVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)517-2782 Tony


*~ea Notice


area.


PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
used one time, MR7, Mag-
num, Books, Asking $500.
or best offer. (863)697-9704
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300. or best
offer. 863-634-5888
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347



BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in. USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
(863)763-1521


[seca g ic


BED King Size, Sealy Posture-
pedic $150. (863)467-8464
BED: TRUNDLE w/2 Twin, Like
new mattresses. $45.
(863)675-4990
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill,
oak, with 6 chairs, exc.
cond. $300 or best offer.
(561)914-6511
HEADBOARDS / RAILS (2):
Wrought iron, 1 king, 1 queen,
exc cond. $125 or will sell
separately. 863-983-7011
KING SIZE BED- complete, 1
yr old, $250 (863)697-8731
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch,
chair & ottoman. $300.
863-675-8141
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent!
$425/all! 863-673-5256
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, Sofa, Loveseat, recliner,
Big chair w/ottoman 18 mo old
$900. (863)357-0391. Okee.
LOVESEAT FRAME, Custom
made, cypress, $300
(239)340-8503
MICRO RECLINER, (2), camel,
end tables & coffee table,
$150 will sell separately.
(863)946-1138
RECLINER, Medium gray with
thin blue lines. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TV STAND- solid wood,
bought at Rustic Furniture
$300 (863)634-7629
TWIN BEO- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxsprlng, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499



GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10
clubs. $185. 863-946-3123


BB GUN: 760 pellet, pump w/
scope, new. $40.
863-675-3032 (Labelle)
LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $400
neg. (863)763-7161
PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson &
Winchester: 22 cal., semi au-
to., Shot Gun: Stevens 410 ga.
$600 will sep. (606)219-3890
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
arate(502)931-8101
RIFLE- All original Romanian
AK 47 Like new condition.
$800. (863)467-1958
RIFLE- Custom built AR15,
Brand new Paid $2800.
Asking $1400.
(863)467-1958
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
(304)667-7855



BOW FLEX SPORT- Great con-
dition. $400. (863)635-7616
NORDIC TRACK, Back &
stomach machine. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
$150. (863)697-1486
TREADMILL- Preform Ad-
vanced. Heart rate monitor,
cool air fan, cushioned deck
$475 (863)763-0625
WEIGHT BENCH, Dual Station,
3 yrs.. old $100.
(863)697-3211



VERTICAL BLINDS- Off white.
Great condition. Only a few
months old. Fits 36" window.
$20. (863)357-6315


TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
condition. $30. will sep.
(863)467-8681



PATIO FURNITURE, Redwood,
includes slider & 2 seatees.
$75. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213
PATIO SET- white with glass
top, 4 chairs & teal color
cushions, metal. 5ft long,
$125 neg. (304)582-2116
PATIO TABLE: 42" x 60" & 4
blue chairs. $50.
(863)467-4567
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
reen & white stripe chairs.
150. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213


ELEC SCOOTER RAMP 7 1/2
ft, Asking $150
(561)670-3636
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $550 (561)670-3636
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whtl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$1500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
SCOOTER- Handicap, Very
good condition. $350.
(239)986-0296 Immokalee


CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
with bench. Good condition.
$475. (863)763-2601


CHINESE PUG, miniature,
$500. (863)634-6087
COCKATIEL, Home bred &
hand fed, very tame. $40
(863)634-8863
FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
stand, Large filter. Ready to
go. Just needs fish. $250.
Call (863)763-4098
FISH TANK, 75 Gallon, Salt or
Fresh, 1 yr. old. Paid $850...
Asking $550 or best offer.
(863)763-7598
FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
doors & shelves. Fits 25 gal.
tank. $20. Call
(863)763-4098
FLOPPY EARED RABBIT, 8
mos. old, large, red &
brown. $150 includes cage,
food, etc. (863)357-1310
GREAT DANE PUPPYS, AKC;
Parents are hip certified.
Blacks & Merles avail. Ready
3/26. $1200-$1500. Now tak-
ing deposits. 863-447-3357
pbrdanes@yahoo.com
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-
male, 9 mos old, $350
(863)634-6087
NETHERLAND DWARF RAB-
BIT: $15. (863)610-0843
POODLE PUPPY: Black male,
10 wks, shots, vet cert,
adorable IlI bear! $475 cash.
863-357-0037
REDBONE PUPPIES, UKC,
$200. (863)673-3894
WANTED: Female Cur to raise
1 litter of puppies w/my male
dog.(863)634-7023



SUANA: Cedar, infrared, by
Airwall, 2 sweater, like new.
Paid $3400, sacrifice $1695.
302-854-6502


POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls & que, $600
(863)983-4314 Clewiston



SOUND EQUIPMENT, Profes-
sional, Optimus, Peavey,
RCA, cassette duplicator &
more. $500 (863)763-3551


AIR COMPRESSOR, Gas pow-,
ered w/dual tanks. Asking
$250. (863)634-7706 ';
COMPRESSOR- Hitachi 5.5HP
Honda, wheelbarrow type,
factoryreconditioned. lyr
warr $495 (863)763-4149
GENERATOR- 4 stroke, 600
watts, small, very quiet,
$200 (863)610-1120
GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
ton, 7350 watts, $450.
(863)697-3211
SPOT WELDER, with 13"
tongs, 220 amps, good con-
dition, $225. (863)357-5754
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
(863)675-7350
WELDER, Hobart, portable,
260' amp, $600
(863)634-5421


MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
brand new, $125
(863)675-1033


MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123

Agriculture




Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Meiscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




FORD TRACTOR: 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
(863)467-4328
*11


Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open Nouse 1050
Out of State -.
Property Sale t 055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted'1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075




OAK LAKE VILLA, 2BR/2BA,
$103,000. (863)467-6669


LAWN MOWER: Craftsman,
rear engine, snapper, many
new parts, old but runs
good. $550.863-983-7807
MOWER, 0 turn, 2 yrs. old,
cost new $3000, asking
$1800 or best offer.
(863)357-6617
ROTO TILLER- Huskee, brand
new, never used. Tills 13,
22, 24" width. $300 or best
offer (863)801-3291
SUPER AV '49: Farmall Trac-
tor, 4 parts w/ plenty of im-
plements. $500.
863-635-0079


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condoa/
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



CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. Pets okay upon ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225


Professional Building- North
East Section of city limits,
1916 sq. ft, 4/2 private
offices, conference room
area, C/A/H. Excellent terms.
Contact Robin Chesser at
863-763-5593 or
Walpole~earthlink.net
RESTAURANT & BAR SPACE
FOR RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Formerly Barlows Rest.
For more info. 561-662-3169


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)818-7380
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR
RENT Be the first ones in!!
3/2, W/D, lawn & water
maint incld, $1100, 1st, last
& $500 sec. 2 avail in Bass-
wood, 1st week in March
Small pets ok. Call
(561)723-0661
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
fronl 3 Bdrm., 1 /Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
CBS Home for Rent
North East Section of city
limits, 1916 sq. ft., 3/2 with
family room and sitting
room, C/A/H. Contact Robin
Chesser at 863-763-5593 or
Waloole(earthlink.net
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. me. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150/month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/3BA, on 3
acres. Newly remodeled.
$1000/mo. 1st, last & se-
curity. (863)634-3650


OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374



OKEECHOBEE- lbr/1ba cot-
tage on canal, stove, refrig,
W/D, open porch, dock, fish
cleaning station, $950/mo.
incl. utilities, 1st mos. rent&
$950 sec. dep. required.
(772)221-8354 or
(561)827-6508

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/


PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
18 918 long. trolling motor,
iivewell lisnfinder, 50hp John-
son $2000 1863)357-6709
STARCRAFT. Aluminum, 18ft
center cons,:ie, 90 hp Johnson
im:,iir & rrii, motor, full elec &
in $2000 (863)763-0728
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
acing ale. fiberglass center-
porl $1500(863)467-7336


FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
1561)644-4840
-NEAR LeBelle, 30 FtFumished
w/Dbuiil up roof. Mustbe"
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
RV BOUNDER '87: 35', 41.5k
mi, new tires, awning & frig,
screen/rm, gen, lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000. 863-675-2339


FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3/2/2
CBS home on canal in Palm
Creek Est. Owner must sell!
Reduced price $249,900.
863-357-1452 after 7pm.

GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com
NEW 2br/2ba 2 car garage.
PRICE REDUCTION! Was
$175,000. Now $160,000.
RENT-TO-OWN Option.
$1100/mo, 1st & sec gets
you in. Roland 863-634-7722
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com

Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, early lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appi's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
SOUTH OKEECHOBEE: Trailer
for rent on Rim Canal. Call for
details. (863)763-7783



BHR on the Water 3BR/2BA,
w/new oak kitch., oak firs., Ig.
screen rm., metal roof, all
apple shed. Must see! $30K
under market. $99,900. best
offer. Must sell! 863-227-0162
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 me. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
LARKEE LAKES, Single wide
on 2 lots, 2br, 1ba. $85,000.
or best offer. (863)467-2156
or 634-7126
MOBILE HOME, lbr, w/d incl,
12x36, w/10x30 Fl/room,
C/A & heat, 12x24 carport,
new kit., in adult park, hot
tub! Part/furn. $14,000. neg
Must See! 863-532-9224
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1BA, with
FL room, 14x48 concrete car-
port, 8x12 outbuilding w/dou-
ble sink & washer/dryer, fish
cleaning station, grapefruit,
orange & banana trees, a/c
with heat, furniture included,
immediate possession in adult
park. Inquire at Lot 134 at
Town & Country Park.
(615)804-2474 or
(863)763-2166.
PARK MODEL '89: Very clean,
fully furnished. $11,500 or
make an offer. 863-467-6300
SW Mobile Home, 2BR/2Ba,
'05 Model on lot in Treasure
Island, all apple's incl.,
$98,000.863-634-6114,.

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet SkiHs 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehcles/ATVs 3035





220 Motor, 15x8 Apache
Hull with rod lockers,
carbon prop, double
seat plus single seat
and a Ram Line Trailer.
Excellent condition.
Complete package is
$6,500 firm.
Please call
863-467-2404
in the evenings.
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Mere., outboard mtr., w/trir.,
$2300. (863)635-5039
DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
new 15 hp mere, trolling mo-
tor, has oars and good trail-
er. $1100. 863-467-4328
FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
mtr. & trir., other access.
incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
1863)1763-6138


ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum
Floralta Hay, Located on ine
Prairie, (863)610-161 -'
-l

BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare
15 yr old rideable with 4 mo
old filly. $1500.
(863)467-7295
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs olid
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
gentle. $1'01)
863)467-7295
HORSE TRAILER- '91, HaIr.
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $1800 or best of-
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle


Emlymn
Ful Tie I'l


Employment
FullTme 1215


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
H Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster 18631634-2044










10 Okeechobee News, Monday, February 26, 2007


CARRIAGE '03: 32', 2 slides,
GelCoat, loaded, many extras!
CHEVY DURAMAX '03: 57K,
w/ PullRite attachment.
$52,000 total or $25,500 for
carriage. 574-215-2663
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Excel-
lent condition. $500. or best
offer. (863)697-0158



OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $200
(863)697-2033



KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,
Red & Silver, New tires,
Runs great! $2000 or best
offer. (863)612-1357
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750, '93,
low mi., liquid cooled shaft
drive, w/2 helmets, $975
neg. (863)946-3196
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
$650. (304)667-7855
SCOOTER: 2004 Verucci, 50
cc, 152 mi. $1000 or best
offer. 863-467-4253
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $500
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter3pm
YAMAHA YZF-R6 '03- black &
silver, low miles, $4000 or
best offer (561)436-9225
YOUTH CHOPPER,
45-50MPH, Good cond.
$550 or best offer.
(863)697-9649



DIRT BIKE: 2002 Yamaha
TTR225, very nice condition.
$1300. 772-215-3468
DIRT BIKE, 2005 TTR 125,
with after market muffler,
exc. cond. $1600 or best
offer. (863)697-9649



Damon, 1999: 21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof in
LaBelle, Must See! $6500.
239-633-2159
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
alternator. $2500,
(561)983-3811
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $400 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
FORD ESCORT 1995 Wagon,
Runs very good. $1400
(863)675-7758/234-9097
Ford T-Bird '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88: excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.
863-655-3436
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS '92,
X Racing auto. trans., looks
& runs good. $1800
(863)763-8526
PONTIAC SE, 88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer (863)697-8507
SATURN '93- needs AC, runs
well, $650 (239)690-2055
Alva, FL


I Pb ic No ice


I Pb ic No ice


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed b ids fork Inded in tfis.note wiIte reve, untl1 AM
(Tailaasseee L oclime on Weanesday, march 28,2007 atths Cent Office,g6)
Suwannee St., Rm. B,. he Mail Room or the DOT Auditorium in Tallahassee, Florida
and other district locations as indicated In the DOT Bid Solicitation Notice.
.Bids submittdior Ihs sunbile lelling mrsot be cejved by 1030 A.M, March 2,
2007 aanya orme rereence locaolns. Bid toans or esah bdsubmleo, regard-
less of location submitted, will be read aloud at 11:15 A.M., March 28, 2007 In the
DOT Contracts Administration Office In Tallahassee, Florida. The sealed bids re-
ceived In the District locations will be publicly opened on Thursday, March 29, 2007
at 10:00 A.M. in Room B1 of the DOTBuilding In Tallahassee. If the bid amount Is
greater than $250,000.00, the Contractor must be prequallfied as required by Florida
Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
ProposaLFonnjLt be Issued after 10:30 A.M. (Tallahassee Local Time) on
Tuesosy, March 27, z1oo.
Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on any of the following projects are likely
to be rejected if the lowest responsive bid received exceeds the engineers estimate
by more than ten percent (10%). In the event anp of the bids are rejected for this
reason, the project may be deferred for readvertislg for bids untl such time that a
more competitive situation exists. In addition, award of all federally funded projects
will be subject to Federal Highway Administration concurrence.

,,istr tt tt omet ghu f lo.eir eta o on tAdmin-
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone: (850) 414-4000.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refunds will be made.
Unless otherwisenotJfed y epressdelivery.reur receiptt or by.fax trasomis-
sion receipt acknowledged, ie ammary ofbids wilt be posses wi re Clero
Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of Transportaion, 605 Suwannee Street,
Mail Station 58, Room 550, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458, on April 19, 2007 o0
May 7, 2007. By calling the Clerk of Agency Pmroceedings, Florida Department of
Transportation, (850) 414-5393, during each posting penod, information concern-
ing the posted projects can be obtained.
Interested parties can visit our Internet web site at IItp/www.dt.state.fl.us (Do-
ing Business with The Department Contracts Adminitration); information regard-
ing projects posted with the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, proposal holders, plan
and special provisions holders, unofficia letting results, and other noteworthy nfor-
mation is provided on this web site. Please note these listings are confidential, per
337.168, lorida Statutes, two working das rior to the deadline for obtaniing bid
documents. FOR INQUIRY ON PLANS SHIPPING PLEASE CALL (850) 414-4050.
This advertisement has been modified. Please call (850) 414-4000 to request a
complete version of this advertisement, or visit our web site at
http://www.dot.state.fl.us (Doing business with The Department of Contracts Ad-
ministration.)
LETTING ID: CT070328 CALL ORDER: 008 PROPOSAL ID: T1231 DISTRICT: 01
COUNTIES: OKEECHOBEE,,,
ROAD NAME: SR 78 AND SR15 (US 441
LIMITS: AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AS LISTED IN THE PLANS
FINPROJ NO(S): 41063915201 (*) FEDERAL AID NO: 8887278A WORK MIX:
LANDSCAPING
TOTAL ROADWAY LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT DAYS: 50
TOTAL BRIDGE LENGTH: 0.000 MILES LETTING DATE: 03128/07
TOTAL PROPOSAL LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT EXECUTION DAYS: 20
SPECIAL START DATE: N/A
ACQUISJFLEXIBLE START TIME: 100 DAYS
PROPOSAL BUDGET ESTIMATE: $ 95,092.00
PROPOSAL PACKAGE FEE: $5.00
DESCRIPTION:
Flexible Start Time The Improvements under this contract consist of construction of
county entrance signs on SR 78.
CALL ORDER: 008 PROPOSAL ID: Ti 231
194573 ON 2/26;3/5/07

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed bids ts wrk iVclucded in this.notice.mllLeecej.ved..untl 1030 AMi.St-
lahassee LocalT imel on wednesday, Mareon, zor6 a e uentr Off ice, 05'uo
wannee St., Rm. B1, the il Rom or the DOT Auditorium In Tallhassee, Florida
and other district locations as indicated In the DOT Bid Solicitation Notice.
..ids submittedfor te subject Ilng must.be receied by, 1.Q 30 A.M,, March 28,
2d at any of e reerencelcalons. d totals r ac Di smed, rega-
less of location submitted, will be read aloud at 11:15 A.M., March 28, 2007 in the
DOT Contracts Administration Office in Tallahassee, Florida. The sealed bids re-
ceived in the District locations will be publicly opened on Thursday, March 29, 2007
at 10:00 A.M. in Room B1 of the DOT Building in Tallahassee. If the bid amount is
greater than $250,000.00, the Contractor must be prequalified as required by Florida
statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
ProoosLFor WjlLt be issued after 10:30 A.M. (Tallahassee Local Time) on
Tuesday, March zone.
Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on any of the following projects are likely
to be rejected i the lowest responsive bid received exceeds the engineers estimate
by more than ten percent (10%). In the event any of the bids are rejected for this
reason, the project may be deferred for readvertising for bids until such time that a
more competitive situation exists. In addition, award of all federally funded projects
will be subject to Federal Highway Administration concurrence.
Ordereslor thesdcmet.shosuldte dire IMted to eth M.nagr, C'onacts Admin-
istra orn Onice, Mail stato om e, lorm i a o eparmenr or-lransporraoio,
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone: (850) 414-4000.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Departmerit of Transporta-
tion. No refunds will be made.
Unless otherwise oljtfied by eoress delivery. retur .receipt or by.fa trasrnis-
isan, receipt acInowbegei, me Summary or ods wir be possen woith e Cle; of
Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of Transportation, 605 Suwannee Street,
Mail Station 58, Room 550, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458, on April 19, 2007 or
May 7, 2007. By calling the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of
Transportation, (850) 414-5393, during each posting penod, information concern-
ing the posted projects can be obtained.
Interested parties can visit our Intemet web site at htp//www.dot.slate.fl.us (Doing
Business with The Department Contra ts m Adinitraton); Information regarding
projects posted with the Clerk of Agency Preedings, pposal holders, plan and
special provisions holders, unofficial letting' tults, and other noteworthy informa-
tion is provided on this web site. Pleaselrt"e these listings are confidential, peor
337.168, Florida Statutes, two working days prior to the deadline for obtaining bid
documents. FOR INQUIRY ON PLANS SHIPPING PLEASE CALL (850) 414-4050.
This advertisement has been modified. Please call (850) 414-4000 to request a
complete version of this advertisement, or visit our web site aot
hBpe/ www.ditstate.fl.os (Doing business with The Depsrtment of Contracts Ad-
ministration.)
LETTING ID: CT070328 CALL ORDER: 007 PROPOSAL ID: Ti230 DISTRICT: 01
COUNTIES: OKEECHOBEE...
ROAD NAME: SR 70
LIMITS: AT AGRI-CIVIC CENTER ACCESS RD
FINPROJ NO(S): 40808615201 (*) FEDERAL AID NO: 1503038P WORK MIX:
LANDSCAPING
TOTAL ROADWAY LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT DAYS: 35
TOTAL BRIDGE LENGTH: 0.000 MILES LETTING DATE: 03/28/07
TOTAL PROPOSAL LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT EXECUTION DAYS: 20
SPECIAL START DATE: N/A
ACQUISJFLEXIBLE START TIME: 100 DAYS
PROPOSAL BUDGET ESTIMATE: $ 241,752.00
PROPOSAL PACKAGE FEE: $5.00
DESCRIPTION:
Flexible Start Time The improvements under this contract consist of landscaping.
CALL ORDER: 007 PROPOSAL ID: T1230
194570 ON 2/26;3/507
Flexble tartTimeThe in oeet netiscnrtcoitofldcang


BOB CAT ATTACHMENT, ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $850
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
(863)763-3451



CHEVY '87, 4 speed, new
clutch, good toy. $500
(863)697-2236
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2500.
(863)634-5421
FORD BRONCO, '89, 4x4, 6"
lift, 33x12.50R16, $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3878
Iv. msg.


CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2500
(863)675-3499
GOLF CARTS (2) 4 Wheel EZ
Go, electric, w/battery charg-
ers. Need some work. $1000
for both. (863)634-7706



CHEVY TRANSMISSION
4L80E, $200.
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
Fifth Wheel Hitch for back of
truck & 3 sway bar sets,
$300 for all willsell separ-
ately. (863)763-9626
FRAME MOUNT TRAILER
HITCH, Trailer weight limit,
3500 lbs. $75
(863)467-0560


. I P lN otice


I Puli Noic 505i


PUBLIC NOTICE
PROJECT NO. 3514
RE- ROOF- Okeechobee High School
Agriculture Shop
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 341h Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 up to 2:30 p.m. April 5,2007 for all material and labor necessary for:
Re-Roof of Okeechobee High School
Agriculture Shop "
2750 HIghway 441 N
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents: Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of s ub-contractors in connection withths project, 5%
Bid Bond or Cashiers Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Work-
place Certification and Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable and Jessica Luns-
ford Acknowledgement. All documents shall accompany the contractor's bid.
failure to provide any of these Items shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file In the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board, Operations Building
323 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, Fl34972
863-462-5083
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
227 Central Avenue
Saresota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specificallons may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect of the Ofice of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by aBid Bond in the amount of o the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnishtothe
School Board of Okeechobee County good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 In the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as pertainingthereto. Each Bid shall bo accompanied by a
sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Staues, on Public Entity
Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certificaton.
Each bond shall be Issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having general bhnd holders' rating of A+ excellent
and a financial ratting of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, with-
in ten (10) days after belng awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to
be paid by the Contractor, Said bonds to be recorded In accordance with School
Board Instructions.
All bids shall be placed In an envelope, sealed and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, Attention: Dale Barrett, Director of Operaltions, and the name
of the project should be placed on the outside of the envelope and words Indicat-
ing that the envelope contains a bid for said project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, March 15, 2007,1:00 p.m. pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34 ...
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complete.
by August 17,2007 and have the actual site work, including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to do so will
resulting liquidated damages In the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day In lquidated damages
for each date the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of fi-
nal completion.
The successful bidder, If any, will be notified within 15 days afterthe bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any Informalities. All proposals shall remain In force for 30 days at-
terthe date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Coper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
194548 ON 2/26/07 & 3/5,12/2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
PROJECT NO. 3545
RE- ROOF North Elementary School
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 34th Street, Oeechobee, Florida
34972 up to 2:00 p.m. April 5, 2007 for all material and labor necessary for;
Re-Roof of North Elementaey School
3000 NW10th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents: Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of sub-contractors in connection with this project, 5% Bid
Bond or Cashiers Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Workplace
Certificaitonand Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable and Jeassca Lundsford
Acknowledgement. All documents shall accompany the contractors bid. failure
to provide any of these items shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are oftfile in the office of:.
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board, Operations Bunlding
323 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, R 34972
863-462-5083
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
227 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect of the Office of.Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications;said deposit will be retumedtothe contractor upon reumrn of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shas be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of5% of the maximum
bd, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furmish to the
School Board of Okeecheee County a geod and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 In the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract gaaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as required by Sectio 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining threret. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a swore statement under Section 287.133(3)(., Fonda Stat-
tes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certficaion.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do bust-
ness in the State of Florida having a general bond holders' rating of A+ excellent
and a financial ratting of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactoryto the Owner, with-
in ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to
be paid by the Contractor, Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
Board instructions.
All bids shall be placed In an envelope, sealed and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechohbee County, Attention: Dale Barrett, Directorof Operations, and the name
of the project should be placed on the outside of the envelope and words indicat-
ing that the envelope contains a bid for said project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, March 15, 2007.10:00 a.m. pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to build andand have the project substantially complete
by August 17,2007 and have the actual site work, including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to do so will
resting liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day tereach day the
date of actual substantial compleien exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
compleion; and a further soum of $100.00 per Calendar day in liquidated damages
for each date the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled dote offi-
nalt completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid Is accept-
ed.
The School Boaid tof Okeechobee County reserYes the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any Informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
tor the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Paticla G. Cooper, Ed,D., Superitendent of Schools
194561 ON 2/26/07 & 3/5,12/2007


HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new In box. $75.
561-633-1371


PLATE & BALL, For goose-
neck hitch mount in bed of
truck, fits bed of Ford F350.
$250 Neg(863)517-0519


I Puli Notice 50


CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
ing $6500.386-559-0537

CHEVY STEPSIDE, '97, runs
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
(863)357-0516

DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB
'2005: V8, 16k mi, exc, fully
loaded. A must see truck!
$19,000. 863-763-3286
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
levelIng. 6500 mi, over $35k
invQsted. Must sell. $21,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396

DODGE RAM 150 PU '91- new
paint & tires, $2500 or best
offer (863)467-7520
FORD E350, '98, 16' cargo,
38,700 mi., exc. cond.,
$12,900 or best offer. Cle-
wiston (313)319-3039. .

FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
$1 500 Firm. (863)763-3451

TRUCK CAP: For Ford Ranger
pickup, side entries. $150.
863-635-0079



FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $650.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee

FORD EXPLORER '94- Front
end damage, good motor,
$500 (863)675-6432

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98,
Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k
mi., $5000. (863)763-5372

JEEP PICKUP, '90, needs mi-
nor rear end repair & battery,
4300. (863)467-5401 or
(772).-359-2923


I Puli Noice


TOW DOLLY- '04, Like new.
Good tires & straps. Pulls &
looks good. $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704


READING A

NEWSPAPER...
malm y a mm Iromed
01d lalemting persoW. No
won mmder ne er redes
se mowre stesseflt




CHEVY LUMINA 93 Van, 3.1,
-Runs- good. $1600
(863)675-7758/234-9097

CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
best offer. (863)447-5213
anytime

DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area

DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1300
or best offer. (863)885-1026

DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451

OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807

TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Ave-
nue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of con-
sideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-004-SSA. The application Is being
submitted by Southeast Contractors and Engineers, Inc. on behalf of property own-
ers Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The application is to change the
Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for property located at
1925 Southeast 9th Avenue, also known as the unplatted lands of Blue Heron Golf &
Country Club. Legal description: A parcel of land lying In and comprisng a portion
of Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Forida, and
being more particulady described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast comer
of Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida;
thence North 89 degrees 10 feet 6 Inches West, along the North boundary line ofl
said Section 27, a distance of 1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 49 feet 54
Inches West, a distance of 910.25 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 18
degrees 00 feet 56 Inches East, a distance of 414.29 feet to the point of a curve to
the.left having a radius of 310.00 feet and a central angle of 160 degrees 33 feet 22
Inches; thence Southerly, Easterly and Northerly along the arc a distance of 868.69
feet; thence North 01 degrees 25 feet 42 inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet;
thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet; thence
South 66 deg s 52 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 216.00 feet thence North
23 de rees 07 feet 02 Inches West, a distance of 6.99 feet; thence South 66 de-
grees 52 feet 58 Inches West, a distance of 515.63 feet to the point of beginning
and is approximately 10.7 acress. This succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed
or a area designated Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern. The proposed use
Is (r muifi-family dwellings.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-003-R. The
application is belng submitted by Soutlheast Contractors & Engineers, Inc., on behalf
of owners Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family (RSF) to Residential
Multiple Family (RMF) for property located at 1925 Southeast 9th Avenue, also
known as the united lands of Blue Heron Golf & County Club. Legal descripon:
A .parcel of land yping in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Townsup 37
South, Range 35 East, Okehbee County, Florida, and being more particularly de-
scribed as allows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 27, Township
37 South. Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florda thence North 89 degrees 10
feet 6 Inches West, along the North boundary line of said Section 27, a distance of
1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 48 feet 54 inches West, a distance of
910.25 feetto the point of beginning; thence South 18 degrees 00 feet 56 Inches
East, a distance of 414.29 feet to the point of a curve to the left having a radius of
310.00 feet and a central angle of 160 degrees 33 feet 22 Inches; thence Southerly,
Eastedy and Northerly along the ar a distance of868.69 feet thence North 01 de-
rees 5 feet 42 Inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07
eel 02 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet; thence South 66 degrees 52 feel 58
inches West, a distance of 216.00 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 Inches
West, a distance of 6.99 feet; thence South 66 degrees 52 feet 58 Inches West, a
distance of 515.63 feet to the point of beginning and Is approximately 10.7 acre(s).
This succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed for an area designated Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. The proposed use Is for multiple family dwellings.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow mechanical
and repair services and an outdoor vehicle sales lot within a Heavy Commercial
H Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-283(7)(18)) submitted by property owners
el and Angela Armstrong. The subject property Is loc at 712 North Parrott
Avenue. Legal description: Lots 11 through 13 Inclusive, of Block 57, City of Okee-
chobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records Okeechobee County, Florida. Petition
No. 07-002-SE.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LOR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applcaBiona) and agenda are available In the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at Ci Hall orby calling Beltty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the deci-
sion making body (quansi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Excptions or Variance Applicatio(s). The Planning Board will make recommends-
tions to the City Caucil ft coranideranton and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing willneed to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, wMic record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole pur-
pose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
his proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice Impaired,
l TDD 1-80T-222-3448 (voice) or 1-88-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
194283 ON 2/26;3/9/07


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT I AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-002
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH CHARLES HAYES,
alk/a JOE CHARLES HAYES,
a/k/a JOSEPH C. HAYES,
a/k/a JOE HAYES,
Deceased
NOTICETOCREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JO-
SEPH CHARLES HAYES, a/k/a JOE
CHARLES HAYES, a/k/a JOSEPH C.
HAYES, a/k/a JOE HAYES, deceased,
whose date of death was November 5,
2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 524-34-8025, Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE. OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,2007..
Laura Marie Kline
Personal Representative
117178 S.E. 101stAvenue Road
Summerfield, Florida 34491
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
3863763-3825
mo W..Conely, III
orida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
194621 ON 02/26;03/05/07.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-008
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MYRTLE ARLENE ZIMMERMAN,
a/k/a ARLENE M. ZIMMERMAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MYR-
TLE ARLENE ZIMMERMAN, alk/a AR-
LENE M. ZIMMERMAN deceased,
whose date of death was December 5,
2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 293-14-9922, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101 Okeechobee, lorida
34972, The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,2007.
Karen Burks
Personal Representative
4276 U.S. Highway 441 South
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863763-3825
om W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
194035ON 02/26;03/05 07


When deoaig those chorimes
Is doing you hi, it's thnime
to leeook for a helper hI
the classfleds.


Community Events


Health screening at Civic Center
Life Line Screening will be at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 U.S.
98 N. on March 7. Residents living in and around Okeechobee can be
screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Appointments will begin
10 a.m. and pre-registration is required. A complete vascular screening
package, which takes less than an hour to complete, is $109. A complete
vascular package plus the osteoporosis screening is $129. For informa-
tion regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-
697-9721 orvisitwww.lifelinescreening.com.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime pre-
vention for seniors at their Tuesday, March 6, breakfast meeting at 8 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The
program will be presented by Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the regional
director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney
General. The purpose of the project is to not only inform seniors of possi-
ble scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging, scams and other
problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-members
should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.

Ministry meeting slated for March 8
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, March 8, at the Palm-
dale Community Building on the corner of Fifth and Main for food and fel-
lowship at 6 p.m. Gospel music and the word will follow at 7 p.m. The
word will be brought this month by Pastor Paul of Moore Haven. Also
joining us will be the praise and worship team from LaBelle. Everyone is
welcome. For information, call (863) 612-0640.

OSAC board meeting slated
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will meet
Thursday, March 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 board members.
For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.


VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
on Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will
be conducted by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for any-
one, of any age, who might be concerned about memory loss. The
screenings are free of charge and results are immediate. For infor-
mation and to make an appointment call Donna True at (772) 285-
6291.

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest par-
ticipants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18. The contests
consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and
woodworking. There will also be food competitions such as home
baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring
categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest
vegetable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. For information, contact
Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Church planning St. Patrick's Day parade
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick's Day parade
in conjunction with the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March
10. Individuals or groups who wish to participate may call Joe Mich-
ener at (863) 467-2058.

Prevention tops OSAC meeting plan
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will
be held Tuesday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Discussions
will include prevention needs in the community, as well as gather-
ing data to submit for further funding. The meeting is open to the
public. For information, call 'Vl Marone at (863) 462-0040.


Bake sale helps missionary projects
The Ladies of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 10, from 9
a.m. until noon. Proceeds will go towards support for several mis-
sionary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at (863)
763-6128.

Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March
10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Fla-
gler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.

OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the
public. For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040, or Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

OSAC panel schedules meeting
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource

committee will meet Monday, March 12, 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) 462-0040.

Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Shar-
ron Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nomi-
nated for Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian
Bluegrass album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at
(863) 697-8517.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-32
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATHY ROSE KASIN,
aik/a KATHY R. KAPSIN,
a/k/a CATHERINEROSE KAPSIN,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KA-
THY ROSE KAPSIN, a/k/a KATHY R.
KAPSIN, a/kl/a CATHERINE ROSE KAP-
SIN deceased, whose date of death
was December 20, 2006, and whose
Social Security Number is
345-16-0090, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,2007.
Trinidad E. Garcia
Personal Represetative
306 N.E. 19thDrive
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
63) 763-3825
torn W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
1940560N 02/26;03/05/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-007
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLYN JEAN COLLINS,
ask/a CAROLYN J. COLLINS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CAROLYN JEAN COLLINS, a/k/a
CAROLYN J. COLLINS, deceased,
whose date of death was December
13, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 518-50-1378, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decederts estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims witl this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTB THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COP? OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other credlors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN TREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF HE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIM, AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN TIE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION( 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,2007.
Rosa L. Hatcher
Personal Representative
13212 HibiscusStreet
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florda 34973-1367
(63)763-3825:
tr W. Conely, IIl
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
194063 ON 02/26;03/05/07






2

NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU AMObE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING




seowder iNepmeped
red$eBre |ppB(Brt




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs