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Okeechobee News


Vol. 98 No. 68


Friday, March 9, 2007


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Briefs

Bridge at J&S
to close March 20
Due to required inspection
of the bridge leading to the
boat ramp at J&S Fish Camp
near Lake Okeechobee, the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWND) will
close the bridge to traffic
beginning at 7:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, March 20.
The inspection is expected
to be completed by 4 p.m. on
the same day.
The SFWMD regrets any
inconvenience this bridge clo-
sure may cause.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.
Additional boat ramps are
available for access to Lake
Okeechobee.
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Inside

OHS boy's tennis
team is defeated
The Brahman boys' tennis
team suffered their first loss of
the season at the hands of the
Jensen Beach Falcons
Wednesday afternoon at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts. The Falcons
downed the Brahmans 6-1.
"The team faced their first
loss Wednesday night to a
solid Jensen Beach team,"
stated Brahman boys' tennis
coach Dave Ellis. "It showed
us some definite things we
need to work on for future
matches."
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Drought Index
Current: 673
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Local Burn Ban: None

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Sex offender gersf years


Robert Robedeau
sentenced for
violating probation

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Convicted sex offender
Robert Robedeau tried to argue
that he removed his GPS track-
ing device and fled Okeechobee
County because he was being.
attacked by law enforcement


and the
media.
However,
Circuit Court J ,
Judge John M.
Harris wasn't
buying that
claim and
Thursday,
March 8, sen-
tenced Robe- Robert
deau to 30 Robedeau
years in prison
for violating his probation.
Robedeau, 25, was originally


arrested in 2001 and charged
with three counts of false impris-
onment of a child under 13, and
three counts of lewd and'lascivi-
ous conduct on a victim under
16 by an offender over 18.
Following his release from
the Avon Park Correctional
Institute in 2006, Robedeau
moved to Okeechobee where
he registered as a sex offender
on June 9, 2006.
He then moved into a home in
Dixie Ranch Acres with two other
registered offenders. The home


Speckled Perch Festival: An annual tradition


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The 39th annual Speckled Perch Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, and Sun-
day, March 11. Flagler Park will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sun-
day with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10.


Music, food, and fun at festival


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The 39th annual Speckled
Perch Festival is set to begin on
Saturday, March 10, and con-
tinue through to Sunday,
March 11, in Flagler Park.
The festival is scheduled to
begin Saturday at 9 a.m. where
patrons can visit the many
booths and activities prior to
the parade that will begin at 10
a.m.
This year's festival has the
traditional aspects such as live
country and gospel music,
crafts and specialty foods, 4-H
booths, non-profit organiza-
tion benefits and. many other
activities for all ages such as an
electric bull.
An open class car show will.
also begin on Saturday, March
11 that can be enjoyed
throughout the day.
All of the traditional items
will be available in the Flagler
Parks both Saturday and Sun-


day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. as
well as some new entertain-
ment.
This year's festival will have
additional items in store for
the enjoyment of individuals of
various ages.
The festival will have a pup-
pet show, bounce house and
various children's amusement
rides, games and activities.
There will also be a power
jump which enables a person
to jump high in the air with
bungee cords off of a trampo-
line. Typical power jumps ele-
vate 20 to 26 feet into the air.
The festival will also show-
case the traditional Chamber
of Commerce annual fish fry
along with a variety of other
foods from various ethnic
backgrounds to choose from.
As usual, there is no charge
for admission to the festival
and everyone is welcome to
join in on the festivities of the
time honored tradition of the


Speckled Perch Festival *in
Okeechobee.
This tradition began 39
years ago when the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Com-
merce was found to be in debt
and the solution was found to
begin a fish fry to raise funds.
In the beginning the cham-
ber offered delivery and pick
up for the fish dinners.
Over the years as the cham-
ber has grown they have
raised funds to pay off their
mortgage for their building
and they have been able to add
additional events to better the
community.
This small fish fry has
turned into a traditional festi-
val that has allowed the cham-
ber to provide entertainment
for the community to enjoy.
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was being rented by Matthew 25
Ministries, which provides pro-
grams and counseling for con-
victed offenders.
Then, on Oct. 13, 2006, Robe-
deau removed a tracking device
from his ankle and hired a local
taxi cab to take him to the Orlan-
do area. He was then arrested on
an Okeechobee County warrant
at a Kissimmee motel on Oct. 18
by Deputy Rick Gonzalez of the
Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
As a convicted sex offender,
Robedeau was required to wear


the ankle bracelet and carry a
box so that his movements can
be tracked by the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
According to Detective Shane
Altman of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
who testified at Robedeau's hear-
ing Thursday in Brevard County,
the attorneys in, the case con-
ferred and elected to let Judge
Harris set Robedeau's sentence.
See Offender Page 2


Fees remain




unclear for




commission


County uneasy
on some parts
of fee schedule

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When is a convenience store
a service station?
That is a question the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners discussed at
some l- -riI .,t .-r n- ii-.g on
Thursday, March 8.
The matter came up in con-
nection with impact fee :onsult-
ant Walter Keller's draft report.
Listed on the fee schedule for


businesses were convenience
stores with gas pumps and serv-
ice stations with convenience
stores. Each had different impact
fees based on the number of fuel
positions.
County attorney John Cassels
pointed out the difficulties of dis-
tinguishing between a conven-
ience store with gas pumps and
a service station with a conven-
ience store.
Mr. Keller could offer no clear
cut definitions.
The report was another of the
draft reports Mr. Keller has been
presenting. He said it has been a
See Fees -Page 2


County fair



set to open



today at 5 p.m.


The inaugural Okeechobee
County Fair will begin today,
March 9, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center and will
feature something for everyone.
The fair will officially open at
5 p.m. and will run through Sun-
day, March 18, when it ends at 10
p.m.
Gates will open today with
the opening ceremony begin-
ning at 5 p.m. Featured at this
ceremony will be state legisla-
tors as well as Commissioner
Charles Bronson from the state's


Department of Agriculture.
Also on tap for tonight will be
a hypnosis show at 6:30 and 8
p.m., and the band Admiration
who will be on stage at 9 p.m.
Midnight Madness will be from
10 p.m. until midnight. The fair
will close at 1 a.m.
Saturday, March 10, will be
Hispanic Day at the fair. Gates
will open at noon and the fair
will close at I a.m. There will be
See Fair Page 2


(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Comics ........... 10
Community Events .... .4
Crossword .........11
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ......... . .4
Speak Out .......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV .............. .12
Weather ............ 2

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There goes another hour of sleep


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Do you like snuggling under
your nice, warm blanket for just
a few more minutes? With the
cool evening temperatures, bur-
rowing under the covers in an
attempt to catch a few more
winks of sleep in the early, pre-
dawn hours will come to an end
Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. when
we lose an hour of sleep. When
you open your eyes at 7 a.m., the
sun will come blaring into your
windows. So much for a cozy,
semi-dark snooze.
That's right. Daylight-saving
time begins on Sunday morning
when we push our clocks ahead
one hour. If you feel that it has
come a little early this year, you
are correct. It will also end later
than what we are used to. Clocks
will be pushed back one hour on
Nov. 4 at 2 a.m.
Last year (2006) daylight-sav-
ing time began on Sunday, April
2, and came to an end on Octo-
ber 29.


On Aug. 8, 2005, President
George W. Bush signed the
"Energy Policy Act of 2005." This
act changed the dates for day-
light-saving time in the United
States beginning in 2007. Day-
light-saving time will now begin
on the second Sunday of March
and end on the first Sunday in
November. A study will be made
by the Department of Energy,
and its findings will be reported
to Congress by the Secretary of
Energy. Congress has retained
the right to resume the 2005 day-
light-saving time schedule once
the study is complete.
The original idea of daylight-
saving time, also known as sum-
mer time in certain parts of the
world, was to make better use of
daylight.
If you dislike losing an hour of
sleep in the spring, blame it on
Benjamin Franklin. He wrote an
essay titled, '"An Economical Pro-
ject" that spoke of the advan-
tages of moving clocks forward
in the spring and back in the fall.
Franklin's idea became popu-


lar in Great Britain. A friend of
his, builder William Willett
began to campaign for the
change. Eventually through a
great deal of lobbying, the
change was made. It was not
readily accepted by the general
public, but confusion and oppo-
sition to it continued until after
World War 1, when British Parlia-
ment passed several laws regard-
ing -"summer time." In 1925, it
was established that summer
time would begin on the day fol-
lowing the third Saturday in April
(or one week earlier if that day
fell on Easter Sunday). Summer
time ended on'the day after the
first Saturday in October.
The law "to preserve daylight
and provide standard time for
the United States" was enacted
on March 31, 1918. It established
standard time zones and set day-
light-saving time to begin on
March 31, 1918. In the years 1918
and 1919 it was observed for
See Time Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Daylight-saving time will begin at 2 a.m., on Sunday, March 11.
Remember to put your clocks ahead one hour before you go to
sleep Saturday night.








2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 9,2007


Carnies arrested on drug charges


MOORE HAVEN Last week-
end's Chalo Nitka Festival in
Moore Haven was a time of revel-
ry for everyone except four mem-
bers of a Dade City carnival that
was in town for the weekend.
Four employees of the carnival
were arrested on drug charges
and are still in the Glades County
Jail, said an official from the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO) Thursday, March 8.
According to Glades County
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, the
arrests came about as part of
Operation Safe Children that was


conducted during the festival
weekend. The first part of the
operation, said Sheriff Whiddon,
dealt with a check of carnival
employees to see if any were reg-
istered sexual offenders or preda-
tors. None, he said, were found to
be offenders or predators..
The second part of the opera-
tion dealt with a reverse undercover
narcotics sting that resulted in the
arrests of four carnival employees.
GCSO Detective Steve Harris
said the operation came about
due to "... the previous history of
carnies buying drugs and com-


emitting burglaries."
Arrested were: Franklin
Roundtree, 22, of Anniston, Ala.;
Miguel Hernandez, 49, of Califor-
nia; Queen Esther Harris, 47, of
Moore Haven; and Johnnie Car-
swell, of Moore Haven.
Glades County Jail records indi-
cate that Roundtree was charged
with the purchase of cocaine, pur-
chase of marijuana, possession of
cocaine and possession of mari-
juana. His bond was set at $32,500.
Hernandez was charged with
the purchase of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine and giving false


information to a law enforcement
officer. His bond was set at $30,000.
Harris was charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of cocaine and
dealing in stolen property. Her
bond was set at $50,000.
Carswell was charged with
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell, possession of cocaine and
dealing in stolen property. His
bond was set at $50,000.
Detective Harris said an under-
cover officer mingled with carni-
val employees in order to sell nar-
cotics during the reverse sting.


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seven months.
After World War I ended, the
law was repealed because of its
unpopularity with the general pub-
lic. It became an option of the indi-
vidual state and city.
In World War II daylight-saving
time was resurrected by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. It became
known as "War Time" and ran


Fair

Continued From Page 1
a hypnosis show at 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Spanish bands will be on stage at
1:30,5 and 9 p.m.
Gates will open on Sunday at
noon. The bluegrass band Scatter-
grass will perform at 2, 4:30 and 6
p.m. The gospel group New
Ground will be on stage at 7:30
p.m. There will also be hypnosis
shows at 7 and 9 p.m. The fair will
dose at 11 p.m.
Monday is $1 Day at the fair all
rides are $1 and gate admission will
be $1 per person. Gates will open at
5 p.m. and the fair will shut down at
11 p.m. The Chobee Stars will per-
form at 6 p.m., and will be followed
by the Leslie Dance Studio at 6:30
p.m. The Music City Brass will take
to the stage for an 8 p.m. perform-
ance. There will also be hypnosis
shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
Tuesday will be Family Night
and gate admission will be $2.50
per person. Half-price ride arm-
bands will be on sale for $10 per


Fees

Continued From Page 1
rush to prepare this report since the
last board meeting and his legal
counsel had not had time to review
the report..
Although he was comfortable
with the impact fees for roads, fire
and fire/rescue, Mr. Keller said he
was not 100 percent comfortable
with the impact fee schedule for
corrections.
In this version of the report, he
followed the board's earlier sugges-
tion and made a distinction con-
cerning mobile homes. If a mobile
home is located on a single family
lot, it is treated as any other single
family dwelling. Only if a mobile
home is in a mobile home park is a
mobile home impact fee required.
The road impact fees would
help fund a bypass from S.R. 78 to
S.R. 70 on the west side of Okee-
chobee, as well as improvements
to S.W. 28th Street and S.W. 32nd
Street.
Mr. Keller promised to do some
tweaking to his figures and return
to the April 12 meeting with more
concrete figures.
County administrator George
Long noted that, at first, the system
would be less than perfect. Howev-
er, he said, that as the system is
used problems could be identified
and corrected.
Mr. Keller said impact fees are
usually done in urban areas.
Because Okeechobee is a rural
area, some of the necessary infor-
mation is simply not available. He
said as information is collected
rates would be more defensible.
"Over a-period of time the fee
structure can get better for you,"
Mr. Keller said.
Turning to a related matter, the
board adopted a resolution provid-
ing for the imposition of school
impact fees. The Okeechobee
County School Board had previous-
ly received Mr. Keller's final report
on school impact fees and had
already adopted an impact fee
schedule.


from Feb. 2, 1942 to Sept. 30, 1945.
From 1945 to 1966 there was
no federal law regarding day-
light-saving time. States, coun-
ties and towns could again make
the individual decision whether
or not to observe it. This caused
a great deal of confusion
throughout the country.
In 1966, in order to alleviate the
confusion brought on by the spo-
radic use of daylight-saving time,
Congress passed the Uniform
Time Act of 1966. It was signed into
law on April 12,1966 and created a


person. Gates will open at 6 p.m.,
and will close at 11 p.m. Evening
shows get under way with a hypno-
sis show at 6 p.m. That show will
be followed by the Music City Brass
at 7 p.m., and an adult karaoke
contest beginning at 9 p.m. The
second hypnosis show of the
evening will start at 8 p.m..
The annual youth livestock
show and sale will be held in con-
junction with the fair. Cattle check-
in will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on
March 13.
Gates will open Wednesday,
March 14, at 5 p.m. Swine and
small animal check-in for the youth
livestock show will be from 3 until
7 p.m. The dairy show will start at 5
p.m. The Music City Brass will per-
form at 8 p.m. The Simon Sez hyp-
nosis show will be at 7 and 9 p.m.
The fair will close at 11 p.m.
On Thursday, March 15, gates
will open at 5 p.m. and the Music
City Brass will be on stage at 5 p.m.
Local band Tucson will appear at
8:30 p.m. The Simon Sez hypnosis
show will begin at 7 p.m. At the
livestock show, events will get
under way at 5 p.m. with the steer


Commissioners also approved
an interlocal agreement with the
City of Okeechobee and the School
Board dealing with the collection of
impact fees.
"It was a long time coming but
we are finally moving forward,"
Commissioner Cliff Betts said of the
ordinance and interlocal agree-
ment.
In an action that planning offi-
cial Bill Royce said the board had
never taken before, commissioners
rescinded a previous abandon-
ment of a right of way in Connors
Gables subdivision.
In 2001, Oak view Baptist
Church purchased three blocks in
the subdivision. In order to facilitate
building a church on the property,
they requested abandonment of
the right of ways between two of
the blocks. Plans have changed
and now the property is being sold
again for private development.
Reinstatement of the right of
way would allow for construction
of additional residential lots.
The board decided to take no
action in a matter involving an air-
port lease at the Okeechobee
County Airport. In effect, this
upholds the decision of Vernon
Gray, airport manager, who ruled
against Ed Kemper and Paul Fisch-
er who claimed there were entitled
to lease a hanger.
Mr. Gray claimed that they had
no legal right to the lease and it
should go to the first person on the
waiting list.
The board also upheld special
magistrate Bill Selma's decision to
reduce Javier Ordonez's code viola-
tion fine from $29,700 to $22,275.
Mr. Ordonez. had contested the
reduction, stating he was unable to
pay the reduced amount.
In other action, the board:
granted a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential sin-
gle family for property on S.W. 13th
Street;
granted preliminary plat
approval to the proposed two-lot
Lazy Oaks subdivision on the
above property;
accepted several streets in


country-wide uniform daylight-sav-
ing time beginning on the last Sun-
day of April and ending on the last
Sunday of October.
In 1986 the federal law was
amended to begin daylight-saving
time on the first Sunday in April.
Unless Congress makes any
decisions to once again amend the
daylight-saving time law, it will
occur on the following dates: 2007-
clocks go ahead on March 11 and
back on Nov. 4; 2008-clocks go
ahead on March 9 and back on
Nov. 2; in 2009-clocks go ahead on


and beef breeding shows.
Friday, March 16, is Seminole
Indian Days at the Okeechobee
County Fair. Fair hours will be
from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. The
admission charge for students
will be half price until 6 p.m. The
swine show will begin at 4 p.m. at
the youth livestock show and sale.
The Music City Brass will take.,the
main stage at 6 p.m., and will be
followed by the RedTyde Band at
9 p.m. The hypnosis show will be
at 5 and 7 p.m .. .. ... .. .. .
Gates will open at noon on Sat-
urday, March- 17. Ride armbands
will be $15 each from noon until 5
p.m.'Armbands will be $20 each
after 5 p.m. The livestock sale will
begin at 2 p.m. The Cunning-Hams
will be on stage at 7 p.m. followed
by the featured act of the fair the
Bellamy Brothers. The country
music duo will begin their concert
at 9 p.m. The fairwill close at 1 a.m.
On Sunday, March 18, gates will
open at noon and the fair will offi-
cially close at 10 p.m.
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center is located at
4200 S.R. 70 E.


Connors Gables subdivision for
maintenance;
amended the budget to
appropriate unanticipated Com-
munity Development Block Grant
Disaster Relief Funds in.the amount
of $1,535,548;
awarded a contract in the
amount of $1,000,000 in Hurricane
Housing Recovery Program funds
to 0 Town Properties, LLC, to
develop 40 affordable rental apart-
ments for low- and moderate-
income households;
amended the Taylor Creek
and Tributary Canals Sediment
Removal Project by extending the
completion date to Feb. 27, 2008;
amended the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) storm water master plan
project by extending the comple-
tion date to June 8,2007;
amended the SFWMD storm
water utility rate study by extending
the completion date to April 8,
2007;
amended the county procure-
ment policy;
awarded a contract in the
amount of $159,405 to David
Brooks Enterprises to repair storm
damage at the Okeechobee County
Agra-Civic Center;
purchased a Chevrolet van for
$18,360 for the tourist development
council;
purchased 36 aggregate stone
waste receptacles for county facili-
ties at a cost of $16,608.84;
confirmed the ranking of engi-
neering firms to provide profes-
sional services for a storm water
pumps conveyance.system;
reappointed Mildred Butler to
another term on the library adviso-
ry committee;
appointed Commissioner
Noel Chandler to the Treasure
Coast Community Action (TCCAA)
Advisory Board; and,
re-appointed Jennifer Perkins
and Tules Suarez to the TCAA Advi-
sory Board.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter
Pete Gawda may be reached at
pgawda@newszap.com.


March 8 and back on Nov. 1, and in
2010, clocks will go ahead on
March 14 and back on Nov. 7.
So, remember before you go to
bed on Saturday night, put your
clocks ahead one hour, or simply
disregard the change and have a
good night's sleep and worry
about changing the clocks some
time Sunday afternoon.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
ReporterLoma Jablonski may be
reached at ljablonski@newszap.com.


Offender
Continued From Page 1
He was offered no plea agree-
ment and was facing a maximum
of 45 years, said Detective Altman
by telephone Thursday afternoon.
"He tried to tell the judge that
the media and' the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office were
attacking him," said Detective ,.
Alitian.
The detective said he told the
judge while there was a story in
the Okeechobee News dealing
with the Matthew 25 home in
Dixie Ranch Acres, there were
no stories dealing specifically
with Robedeau until his escape.
According to OCSO officials,
no registered offenders are cur-
rently living in the home at 7272
N.W. 81st Court in Dixie Ranch
Acres. The two men who were
living there have now moved in
with other offenders at 2587 S.E.
63rd Ave.
Robedeau was originally con-
victed of fondling a 9-year-old girl
in Brevard County, and was given
a suspended sentence. However,
on Jan. 18, 2002, he was arrested
again. After that arrest he was
sentenced to five years in prison,
which was to be followed by
nine years probation.
He was released from the
Avon Park facility on April 4 of
2006.
Then shortly after 8 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, Robedeau
hired a local taxi service to take
him to his place of employment
where he had access to a build-
ing. He went inside the building
and removed his ankle bracelet
which was tethered to a box that
can be tracked by the Global
Positioning System (GPS). The
bracelet and box were found
lying in a corner of the building.
The taxi driver then took him
to an address in Orlando. Once
at the address, Robedeau paid
the $130 fare in cash.
Following a story in the Okee-
chobee News about the man's
escape, the taxi driver contacted
Detective Altman and told him
about taking Robedeau to Orlando.
Authorities in the Orlando
were notified and around 9:30
a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18,
Robedeau was arrested without
incident at the Continental Inn
Motel on West Irlo Bronson High-
way. He was at the motel with his
girlfriend.
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Correction

On page 1 of the Thursday,
March 8, Okeechobee News
under the headline of
"Woman killed in 441 N.
crash" the name of that
woman was misspelled. Her
name should have been Sheila
Brown Roysdon, instead of
Roysdun as was given to us.
We apologize for publishing
the misspelled name.


News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested 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 Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.

Rodeo dinner and dance is planned
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Associa-
tion will be hosting their annual scholarship dinner and dance on
Friday, March 9, at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W.
Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30
p.m., and will be followed by a dance at 9 p.m.
Ticket price is $25 each and can be purchased at Cowboys and
Indians, Eli's Western Wear, Riverside National Bank and Rustic
Ranch Furniture. Dance-only tickets can be purchased at the door
for $10 each.
The rodeo theme this year is "Are you tough enough to wear
pink?"
For information, call (863) 634-1980.

Social club plans dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a
dance from until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27.
Steve and Billy will play for your dancing and listening pleas-
ure.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
membership is available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout March, fea-
turing the tango, every Friday in March at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

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.

Green market has moved
OKEECHOBEE The former green market vendors have
moved to Ferrell's Market at 900 S.R. 78 W.
The green market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7
p.m.
For information, call George at (863) 467-0506.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will be
from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s. The wind will
be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will
be from the northeast around 5 mph, shifting to the east at 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low around 60.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

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Obituaries


SheilaMayzella
Roysdon
Sheila Mayzella Roysdon, age
58, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
March 6,2007, in Okeechobee. She
was born Aug. 27, 1948, in Middle-
town, Ohio, and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
seven years and enjoyed flowers
and gardening.
Mrs. Roysdon is survived by: her
husband of 40 years, James Henry
Roysdon; sons, Corey James
(Dawn) Roysdon of Salisbury, N.C.,
Ronny Dean (Kim) Roysdon of Sal-
isbury, N.C.; brothers, George E.
(Christine) Brown, Richard (Suzie)
Brown; sisters, Becky (Bob) Lacy
and Tyrone (Connie) Brown; and,
grandchildren, Joy Marie, Dalton
Dean, Kristina Marie, Bobby Dean,
Carley Mayzella, Carmen Rennay
and Caylyn Ashley.
Graveside services will be held
on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the


Fort Drum Cemetery at 10 a.m.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Donald B. Knopp
Donald B. Knopp, age 83, of
Okeechobee, died March 7, 2007,
at The Hamrick Home. Mr. Knopp
was born Nov.
2, 1923, in
Elwood, Ind. to
the late Jesse
and Flossie
Knopp. He was
a body man
having come to
Okeechobee
from Indiana in
1988. Mr. Donald B.
Knopp proudly Knopp
served our
country in the U.S. Army during
WWII. He was a member of the
VFW, American Legion, and a


Arrest Report


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e rs" IThe following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
a* the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
S Justin R. Shaffer, 20, S.E.
-- 86th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed March 7 by Deputy William
Maerki on a warrant charging
him with the felony of failure to
appear driving while license
suspended habitual offender,
and the misdemeanor of failure
to appear possession of an alco-
holic beverage by a minor. His
bond was set at $50,000.
Rachel Miller, 18, Okee-
chobee, was arrested March 7 by
Deputy William Maerki on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of
probation -burglary of a dwelling,
violation of probation criminal
mischief and violation of proba-
tion grand theft. Her bond was
set at $10,000.
Bradley Sheltra, 22, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
March 7 by Deputy William Maer-
ki on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of
probation petit theft. His bond
S was set at $3,000.
d photos Clinton A. Jenkins, 24, N.E.
d photos 64th Ave., Okeechobee, was
The fol- arrested March 7 by Deputy A.
Good, Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
n, Mar- ty warrant charging him with vio-
Second lation of probation driving
, Third under the influence. His bond
grade was set at $750.
Joshua Mildred Inez Hardison, 32,
S.R. 70 E., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 7 by Deputy TiM-
othy A. Higgins on misdemeanor
charges of driving under the
influence and resisting arrest
without violence. Her bond was
set at $1,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.





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which we might do well to pon-
der: When an engineer plans a
building, he does not merely
provide for normal stresses. He
multiples his estimates of proba-
ble strain by three, six or even
twenty to make the structure
safe, no matter what happens.
The reserves are important!
Our reserves as humans are
always amazing. Whether it is
spiritual or physical strength, we
were all made to meet and mas-
ter strains. We are designed to
face life and any situation life
creates undismayed.
When we see sorrow or some
other great crisis facing us, it is
good for us to remember that God
designed us, and He will never put
more oanus than we can bear.
Our Thought to Remember.
Reserves of strength, physical and
spiritual, lie hidden within us.


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Mr. Knopp was preceded in
death by: his first wife, Doris (Bal-
lard) Knopp; son, Jack Stanley; two
brothers, Chester Knopp and David
Knopp; and sister, Clara Hatton.
He is survived by: his wife,
Wilma Knopp of Okeechobee;
four daughters, Charlene (Bud)
Keefer of Okeechobee, Carolyn
(Joe) Gustin of Okeechobee, Mar-
Flo "Nicole" (Ted) Dorsey of Mid-
dletown, Ind., and Judith Ann
(Jim) Miller of Alexandria, Ind.; 16
grandchildren; 34 great grandchil-
dren; and, eight great- great
grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held in
Anderson, Ind. at a later date.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. 2nd Street, Okeechobee.


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SAD: What is sad is if you would check all the boats coming in after a
night of fishing you would find that they have caught less than 10 fish -
no matter how many people are on board. They have purchased min-
nows, tackle, lights, generators, boats, gasoline, snacks, bug repellant,
paid rent, taxes and their freezers are empty. If the lake comes back they
will keep coming back and spending money.

ANTS: We also went to the quilt show and thoroughly enjoyed our-
selves. It was a great program. They had a lot of nice quilts. But they do
have a problem out there. The county is going to have to do something.
They are infested with little ants. I don't know if the county is responsible
for this or someone else, but they sure do need to look into that problem.

STRAY ANIMALS: There seems to be a problem with all the stray ani-
Mnals. There are pregnant cats, cats and puppies being run over, and dis-
ease. There is a problem and no one seems to be able to afford the high
prices charged by vets. I was wondering if there is some way, once a
month, if there is a mobile, low cost spaying/neutering service that could
come around. I think that would be very beneficial. I'm just so sorry to see
l1l these animals suffering because humans are being so negligent or they
just can't afford to have them neutered or spayed. That would be very,
very helpful. Maybe the vets could offer low cost neutering and spaying
'once in awhile. I'm sure a lot of people are interested.

BILL: I'm calling to askyou all to e-mail or write or call your representa-
tives. They have a new bill, HR371 which is disguised as an agriculture
workers bill but what it really is, is amnesty.
FISHING: This is for the man who called in about him and his wife
putting out 30 fishing poles. If you weren't greedy, you would only
heed two poles. You've only got two arms and you can't handle poles
with your feet.


Community Events

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 Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Church hosting lady's retreat
Haven of Rest Church, S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a lady's
retreat and revival with Brother Charles and Sister Margie Menton
Poteat. Retreats for women and children will be held Friday and
Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 10 a.m. Revival services will be held
Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, and Sunday, March 18, at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. The revival is open to the public. For information, call
Tammy at (863) 634-5757.

Business Women's group plans luncheon
An-Okeechobee Business Women's networking luncheon will
be held Friday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m. for networking and lunch at
noon. The luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Agency on Aging board meeting set
The Area Agency on Aging, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201,
West Palm Beach, will hold the board of directors/executive com-
mittee meeting on Friday, March 16, at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requir-
ing the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meet-
ing. For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

TOPS hosting new-member event
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) FL #669 will host a new mem-
ber open house on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. TOPS is a weight-loss sup-
port group which encourages successful, healthy weight reduction
through good nutritional habits and safe exercise regimens. For
information, call Diane Wistey at (863) 467-8929.

Children's Center plans parenting class
The Hibiscus Children's Center will hold a parenting class in
Okeechobee at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Satur-
day, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a need for foster
parents in Okeechobee. For information call 1-800-403-9311, ext.
415; or, visit www.HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.


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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of
a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or
(863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863)
634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
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 organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
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, 411 S.E. Fourth SE. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. 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 Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow 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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 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 information, 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 meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.



Community Events

Church hosting gospel singers
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will present Ron and Sharon Frazier in concert on Sunday, March
18, at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public.

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


Community Events

OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present
"Dearly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel
music performance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday, March 9 and 10, at the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at
Seventh Street, behind the Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved
seat tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., or, if available, at the door on the night of the per-
formance.

Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on Fri-
day, March 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All yard sale proceeds help
with care at Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For
information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Church plans a gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a
gospel sing hosted by Sister Hampton on Friday, March 9, at 7:30
p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate. Fellow-
ship will follow. For information, call (863) 357-0455.

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

Church hosting skateboard contest
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a
skateboard contest on Saturday, March 10. The entry fee is $10
and registration starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Treasure
Island Baptist Church skate park. The event will be sponsored by
Gator Board Shop in Sebring.

Meeting planned on access to lake
Residents and interested parties are invited to a meeting at the
Buckhead Ridge Marina on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. to dis-
cuss the dredging of the Pearce Canal. Input and ideas on how to
address the issue of access to the lake from Lock 127 due to
planned lower water levels will be welcomed. For information,
call Ralph Drury at (863) 467-5310.

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 Satur-
day, March 10. Parade entrants should assemble at 9 a.m. on the
grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St. Indi-
viduals or groups who wish to participate may call Joe Michener
at (863) 467-2058. Also on Saturday, March 10, there will be a bake
sale from 10 a.m. until-? in the park. On Saturday, March 17, the
Saint Patrick's Day celebration on the church grounds will include
a corned beef and cabbage dinner from noon until 4 p.m. at a cost
of $6; a martial arts exhibition from noon until 1 p.m.; a bake sale
from noon until 4 p.m.; and splendid Irish entertainment from 2
until 4 p.m. Admission and parking free.

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 Flagler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March
11. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold a first aid basics class on Monday, March
12. Then, on Wednesday, March 28, they will host an infant/child
CPR class.

Planning meeting set for garden club
An organizational meeting for an Okeechobee Garden Club
will be held at the Okeechobee Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N., on
Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be for the purpose
of sharing ideas, learning more about gardening, picking up some
tips or just bragging about your beautiful landscape. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6469.

Genealogical group will meet March 12
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday,
March 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Meetings are open to the beginner as well as the
advanced research. Visitors are welcome. For information, call
Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/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.

SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Tuesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is
invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 13 de marzo 2007 alas
4 p.m. van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envita-
dos de asistir.

Farm Bureau plans annual barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will sponsor their 25th
annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship barbecue on
Saturday, March 17, at the Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E. The 4-H
and FFA Livestock sale will be starting at 2 p.m. The barbecue
will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and
can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office, from an FFA or 4-H


member, or at the barbecue. All proceeds go toward Young
Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Fund. For information, call
(863) 763-3101.

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.

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.


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 Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Church hosting Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host
the 15th annual Fort Drum Weekend on Saturday and Sunday,
March 24 and 25, from 10:30 until 4 p.m. each day. There will be
games and prizes for the youth as well as food, music, and a bak-
ing contest. Pastors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking.
Bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair. For information
ra!! Judy at (863) 357-1581, or the church at (863) 467-1733.


OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 9, 2007







SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 9, 2007


Brahman boys' tennis team defeated by Jensen Beach 6-1


The Brahman boys' tennis
team suffered their first loss of the
season at the hands of the Jensen
Beach Falcons Wednesday after-
noon at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts. The Fal-


cons downed the Brahmans 6-1.
"The team faced their first loss
Wednesday night to a solid
Jensen Beach team," stated Brah-
man boys' tennis coach Dave
Ellis. "It showed us some definite


things we need to work on for
future matches."
The results of the individual
matches are as follows;
Singles: Jorge Olivera (JB) def.
Bobby Spelts (Okee.) 6-4, 6-4; Ste-


fan Holgo (JB) def. Corey White
(Okee.) 6-4, 6-1; Dalton Hicks
(JB) def. Elj Cabansay (Okee.) 6-
4, 6-2; Abe Serrano (JB) def.
Logan Perry (Okee.) 6-1, 6-1;
Chris Dermerkarian (JB) def.


Bhevesh Patel (Okee.) 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Olivera and Holgo
(JB) def. Spelts and Cabansay
(Okee.) 8-0; White and Perry
(Okee.) def Langer and Romareo
(JB) 8-5.


The Brahmans will be on the
road Tuesday, March 13, when
they travel to the Lawnwood ten-
nis courts in Ft. Pierce to take on
the Cobras of Ft. Pierce Central.
Matches will begin at 4 p.m.


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OHS Sports Schedules


Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game. District-district game.
Mar. 9: vs. Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 10: at Treasure Coast-1
p.m. (TLC)
Mar. 13: at Westwood-3:30 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 16: at Glades Central-7
p.m. (District)
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m.
(District)
Junior Varsity Baseball
"A" Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-1
p.m.
Mar. 13: vs. Westwood-5 p.m.
Mar. 16: vs. Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.


Mar. 19: vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (dou-
ble header)-1 a.m.
Junior Varsity
"B" Team
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-11
a.m.
Mar. 13: at Glades Day-4 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Martin County-6
p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6
p.m.
Lady Brahman
Softball Schedule
Head coach: Kim Hargraves
Junior varsity game times listed
first,
Varsity games follow Junior var-
sity


Mar 13: at Sebastian River H.S.-
4/6 p.m.
Mar 14: at Vero Beach H.S.-5/7
p.m.
Mar 15: vs. Port St. Lucie H.S.-
5/7 p.m.
Mar 22: vs. Jensen Beach (jun-
ior varsity)/Forest Hill (varsity)-5/7
p.m.
Mar 27: at Trevor Day H.S.
(Lawnwood)-5/7 p.m.
Mar 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7
p.m.
Mar 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7
p.m.
Tennis
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff-
man.
Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
Mar. 13: at Ft. Pierce Central
(Lawnwood)-4 p.m.
Mar. 14: vs. Sebastian River
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Martin County (Mar-
tin Downs Country Club)-3:30 p.m.


Mar. 29: at Clewiston (Down-
town Clewiston)-4 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Hardee (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m.
Flag Football
Head coach: TBA
Mar. 15:vs. Pahokee-7 p.m.
Mar. 26: at Seminole Ridge H.S.-
7 p.m.
Mar. 28: at Glades Central H.S.-
TBA
Track
Head coach (boys): Ty Smith.
Head coach (girls): Brian
Kendall.
Mar. 10: Bill Wilson Relays at
Sebastian River-TBA
Mar. 17: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship at Jensen
Beach High School-9 a.m.
Mar. 28: Tentative home meet-
TBA
Mar. 30: Trinity Prep Invitational
at Trinity Prep-TBA


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Glades Day Track teams aim for promising season


Boys and girls
work together

By Naji Tobias
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE In only its
fourth season of operation, the
boys and girls track programs at
Glades Day School are looking for-
ward to a great season.
The girls and boys track coach-
es, Angee Lohmann and Thomas
Meeks, said that the boys and girls
work together during practices. It
is a practice that is not used by
every track program, but the
coaches and the athletes said that
it will help the teams achieve suc-
cess this season.
Coach Lohmann said that her
goal for the girls this season is to
have each runner improve their
times in events. She hopes some of
the girls will reach the regional
meet and possibly the state finals.
"My hope is that we could
build a lasting foundation for the
girls' track program," said Coach
Lohmann.
The girls' coach said that she
expects the runners to give it
their all.


INI/Nall Tobias
Tobias Karl Charles, a senior, grabbed first place in the boy's
triple jump at the Glades Central meet last Friday. His jump
was marked at 41 feet, 11.2 inches.


"Our young athletes will grow
to be able to excel at their sport as
our program continues to blos-
som," said Coach Lohmann.
Here are five athletes to look for-
ward to this season:
Jennifer Alexander, a junior,
is said to be a top contender for
placing in the meets. She will be


performing in the 100 and 200
meter races, as well as the 100
meter hurdles.
Alex Lynn, an eighth grader,
hopes to make it to the regional
meet and improve her times, meet
by meet. She will be participating in
the 100 meter races, the 300 meter
hurdles and she will be on the


4x100relayteam.
e Mallory Miedema, a seventh
grader, is a first-year athlete for
Glades Day. Coach Lohmann said
she possesses a natural build for
distance running. Mallory will be
performing in the 800-meter, 1 mile
and 2 mile races, as well as being
part of the 4x800 relay team.
Marissa Mastroni, an eighth
grader, is a versatile runner who is
considered by her coach as an all-
around athlete. She will be partici-
pating in the 1- and 2-mile races, as
well as joining Mallory in the 4x800
relay team.
Conner Boss, a seventh grad-
er, is in her first season and hopes
to make an impact on her team this
season. She will be in the 400 meter
races, high jump and both the
4X400 and 4X800 meter relays.
Coach Meeks, who is in his first
season, said that his two goals for
his boys are to win their district
meet and to improve their times
after each meet.
Coach Meeks said that as a
young team, the boys track meet
needs to spend its time practicing to
really show off the school's talent.
"I think track gives us an oppor-
tunity to showcase our athletes in
ways we haven't in the past," said


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Coach Meeks.
Here are six athletes to look for-
ward to this season:
Karl Charles, a senior, quali-
fied for the state finals in triple jump
in the last two seasons. He hopes to
be a state champion in the event
this season. Karl will also partici-
pate in the long jump, the shot-put
and the 400 meter races.
Ernest Jackson, a junior, will
be participating in the 100 and 200
meter races, as well as 4x100 relay
team. He looks to do big things this
season.
Andrew Joseph, who also is
playing baseball this season as a
pitcher and outfielder, will perform
in the 100 meter races and be on
the 4x100 relay team.
Jared Lizack, a junior, looks


to be one of the top runners in
Class IA. His events will be the 1-
and 2-mile runs, as well as the
4x800 relay.
Matt Miedema, a junior, will
be participating in the same events
as Jared. He hopes to excel in his
events this season, as he and Jared
were the top two cross country
runners this past season.
Josh Cuthbert, a sophomore
and first year track athlete, looks to
have a promising season as he will
be primarily throwing the discus in
this season's meets.
All of Glades Day's meets will be
away, including a March 16 meet at
the Glades Central High School
track, when both teams look to
come out in full force.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reachedatnajitobias@yahoo.com.


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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Eduardo Bartolon, 34, Moore
Haven, was arrested Feb. 24 by
Sergeant Ronnie Brown on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Christopher Wiggins, 30,


Garrett: "He'll make
the city proud"

By Naji Tobias
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE At Monday's
city commission meeting, the com-
missioners voted in favor of
approving the contract of City Man-
ager Vincent Finizio.
The contract approval comes
amid much controversy surround-
ing the city manager, including the
firing of various staff members,
advice from the city's top adminis-
trator to the commission on how to
deal with city employees and the
ongoing water bill issues in the city.
Under a previous contractual
agreement, it was stated that the
city manager would serve a two-
year term. On Monday, however,
the commission voted on approv-
ing a one-year contract.
The contract approval was
motioned by Vice Mayor Donald
Garrett and seconded by Commis-
sioner Shelly Miller. Mayor Ray Tor-
res Sanchez cast the deciding vote
in favor of the conditions of the
contract.
Commissioners Gwendolyn
Asia-Williams and Mary Kendall
voted against it.
A number of audience mem-
bers came to the podium during
the commission meeting, ques-
tioning the employment of Mr.
Finizio.
Commissioner Asia-Williams
indicated she voted against Mr.
Finizio's employment because she
did not agree with some of the
terms of the document, as well as a
correspondence that Mr. Finizio
wrote to Florida Governor Charlie
Crist criticizing her.
The terminology that Commis-
sioner Asia-Williams questioned
included the 20 vacation days that
Mr. Finizio will accrue, as well as
the $125,000 salary that Mr. Finizio
will be paid annually.
Commissioner Asia-Williams
said she looks at the salary figure
from a financial standpoint, and the
current condition of the city's
finances.
The commissioner also ques-


Moore Haven, was arrested Feb.
26 by Deputy Jason Griner on a
charge of aggravated battery. He is
still in custody.
Peter Lamkin, 30, Tampa, was
arrested By Deputy Tito Nieves on
felony charges of grand theft auto
and possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanors of driving under the influ-
ence, refusal to submit to a DUI test,
driving while license suspended
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He is being held without bond.
Jakall Walden, 24, Deerfield,
was arrested March 1 by Deputy


tioned the three months severance
pay that Mr. Finizio would receive if
his performance is deemed to be
unsatisfactory.
The issue that concerned the
commissioner the most, however,
was the correspondence the city
manager wrote to the governor
regarding her conduct during past
commission meetings.
Mr. Finizio criticized her for leav-
ing her seat as commissioner in
previous meetings, and not follow-
ing proper protocol during meet-
ings.
City Manager Finizio wrote, in a
letter addressed to Governor Char-
lie Crist, "Commissioner Williams'
conduct is geared toward inciting
racial divide, planned organization-
al chaos within city government,
and; the creation of a public mind-
set founded on the false premise
that city hall employees and the
remaining commissioners are
nothing more than 'enemies of the
people."'
Commissioner Asia-Williams
said that she had never spoken to
Mr. Finizio in person prior to Mon-
day's meeting.
"I can't vote to approve a con-
tract when a gentleman who has
never held a conversation with me
sends a letter to Governor Charlie
Crist, referencing to meetings that
he was not a part of, when I have
always focused on city issues pas-
sionately and without disrespect,"
said Commissioner Asia-Williams.
Now that the contract has been
approved, the commissioner said
that Mr. Finizio's actions will be
closely watched by the citizens and
the commissioners.
"With that being said, I hope he
will realize the commissioners will
give directives and expect them to
be carried out in a professional and
timely manner," said Commission-
er Asia-Williams.
When asked about the contract
approval, Mr. Finizio declined com-
ment.
Vice Mayor Garrett said that if
given a chance to do so, Mr. Finizio
will do a good job for the city.
"He'll make the city proud," said
Vice Mayor Garrett.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at najitobias@yahoo.com.


Richard Ermeri on a charge of
smuggling contraband into a
prison. He was released back to the
Moore Haven Correctional Facility..
Jonathan Kennedy, 28, Laud-
erdale Lake, was arrested March 1
by Deputy Richard Ermeri on a
charge of smuggling contraband
into a prison. He was released
back to the Moore Haven Correc-
tional Facility.
Tracy Bronson, 37, Tampa,
was arrested March 2 by Deputy
David Hampton on a charge of bat-
tery on a person 65 years of age or
older. His bond was set at $10,000.
Adrian Nelson, 19, Moore


Haven, was arrested March 2 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a felony
charge of burglary of a con-
veyance. He was also charged with
the misdemeanors of petit theft,
battery, possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and giving false
identification to a law enforcement
officer. His bond was set at $14,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Funds approved



for new EOC


By Patty Brant
Special to Okeechobee News
Hendry County can begin the
process of building a new Emer-
gency Operations Center (EOC)
in earnest now. With the award
of $1,453,310 (up to $901,512 in
General Revenue Funds and up
to $551,798 in Hazard Mitigation
Grant Program funds) plus
$2,030,336 budgeted from the
county's CDBG Disaster Recov-
ery Initiative, there is now some
$3,483,646 to work with.
The EOC is the central com-
mand post for official activities
during a declared emergency.
For years designated personnel
from essential services, includ-
ing fire/rescue, law enforcement,
water, communications and oth-
ers, worked out of cramped
quarters in the sheriff's office
conference room when activat-
ed for an emergency.
A site has yet to be chosen,
but the "most ideal," according
to Hendry County Director of
Grants and Special Projects Ron
Zimmerly, is owned by the
school board in Port LaBelle.
Negotiations are underway
between the county and school
board for that site.
This site is considered best
because is already has close
proximity to water and sewer
and fiber optics for state-of-the-
art communications. Back up
sites are also being considered.
Mr. Zimmerly said the county
does not have a design as yet,
but a working group is visiting
EOC's in Highlands County,
Cape Coral, Lee and Palm Beach
counties to gather information
and ideas.
Although there is no design,
the building is conceived as
about 6,450 square feet with a
total cost of $3.34 million,
revised from the original figure of
$3.8 million.
The center will house the
Emergency Management and
possibly E911 dispatch. It will
have to withstand hazardous
materials incidents, hurricane-
force winds up to 180 m.p.h.


and even terrorist-related
events. It will be required to
remain completely self suffi-
cient for at least three days, with
a generator, fuel and other
necessities. A communications
tower will also be located there.
It will also be equipped with a
state of the art, high tech infor-
mation center including video
links to the national weather
service along with barracks-
style sleeping arrangements and
full cooking facilities. The site
will be fenced and gated.
Mr. Zimmerly expects the
new EOC to be complete in
about two years although it
could take up to three.
An EMS substation may also
be located adjacent to the new
EOC.
In other business:
ended the lease to Nobles
Senior Center and subleased the
center to Hope Connections for
$1 peryear.
are considering a joint
meeting with the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Dallas
Townsend Ag Building.
County Planner Vince
Cautero received direction on
the county's interlocal agree-
ment with the City of LaBelle
concerning unincorporated
areas close to the city. The board
approved the following sugges-
tions: invite city officials to all
pertinent discussions of the West
LaBelle area comprehensive
plan amendments; have staff
continue to attend city code
review meetings; review all zon-
ing districts within 750 feet of the
city, sharing all pertinent infor-
mation with the city; submit all
applications for development
within 750 feet of the city to city
staff for comment, requesting
the same from the city; and meet
regularly with city staff regarding
the county's Evaluation and
Appraisal Report of the Compre-
hensive Plan.
The next regular county com-
mission meeting will be at 5
p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at
Clewiston City Hall.


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Glades Republicans
meeting scheduled
The next meeting for the Glades
County Republicans will be held
Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m., in
the Moore Haven Library. We
encourage anyone interested in the
Republican Party to attend. For fur-
ther information, please contact
(863) 673-0452.
Community Safety
Fair planned
The community traffic safety
team will host a safety fair Saturday,


March 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the downtown Perry Park. FHP,
EMS, and GCSO will be there with
attractions for children, teens and
parents. The focus will be on
pedestrian, seat belt, bike rider and
traffic safety. Beverages and snacks
will be provided.
Need photography
enthusiasts
The Black and Gold Jubilee
will sponsor a photography con-
test for the upcoming April 21, fes-
tival. The deadline for entrants to
submit photos is Friday, March 23,
at 5 p.m. The entrant must be the


photographer; must have been
taken in the counties surrounding
Lake Okeechobee (Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee and
Martin Counties) and photo must
have been taken in either 2006 or
2007. For more guidelines, photo
categories and information,
please contact Karen Corbin at
(561) 996-6851 or Sara Phillips
(Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce at (561) 996-2745.
Democratic Executive
Committee to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades


County registered Democrats are
encouraged to attend. The Glades
DEC meets every month on sec-
ond Tuesday at the library at 5:30
p.m. For more information con-
tact Ellen Hawk Geake at (863)
983-2962 or (863) 946-1963.
Free Bread provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope Inde-
pendent Baptist Church located
at 638 Yaun Road in Moore
Haven. This will be every Satur-
day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or
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FDOT reminds drivers to use 511 Best of Show


TALLAHASSEE Spring
Break is underway and that
means another busy season on
Florida's highways, with millions
of Florida residents and visitors
heading to vacation destinations
throughout the state. The Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) reminds drivers they can
save time and stay safer by using
FDOT's free 511 and
www.FL511.com Travel Informa-
tion Service. 511 provides
detailed, real-time information on
traffic conditions, construction
updates and severe weather alerts
on all of Florida's interstate high-
ways and Florida's Turnpike.
Floridians planning to drive
can call 511 from their cellular
phone and connect to the Florida
system from anywhere in the
state. The intelligent 511 system
recognizes a caller's location and
connects them to the service in


their immediate area. Web users
can log on to www.FL511.com
from anywhere, including Flori-
da's Wi-Fi-equipped rest areas, to
check out conditions along their
planned route.
Callers in certain regions of
the state can call 511 to get
updates on major airports,
including flight and parking
information. "We encourage
people to use the free service to
provide a more seamless travel
experience," said Carolyn Fen-
nell, Orlando International Air-
port's Director of Public Affairs.
The phone system uses voice-
recognition so callers simply ask
for the roadway for which they
want information, followed by a
city or county name that is near
that roadway. For example, if a
caller would like information on
Florida's Turnpike north of
Orlando, they would say "Turn-


pike," then "Lake County" to get
information on the segment of
Florida's Turnpike between 1-4
and 1-75.
The 511 system gathers and
relays information from a sophis-
ticated network of roadside sen-
sors, cameras, weather stations
and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)
incident reports from all over the
state. That information is
processed at FDOT's Regional
Traffic Management Center in
Orlando and then provided to the
511 phone system and
www.FL511.com.
AAA promotes the use of 511
to its members. "Tourists and resi-
dents alike appreciate that they
can better anticipate travel times
to their destinations," said Kevin
Bakewell, senior vice president,
AAA Auto Club South. "Just hav-
ing that information helps reduce
the stress of driving."


Law enforcement officers
agree that access to information
on the 511 system can make the
roadways safer for everyone.
"Traffic congestion can lead to
accidents, which can lead to even
more congestion," said FHP
Major Ernesto Duarte. "If drivers
can use 511 to plan a better route,
everyone wins."
Today, 32 state and regional
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states. Nationwide expansion
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calling 511 access to real-time
traffic updates coast-to-coast by
2012. Depending on the driver's
location, they will be connected
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from landlines or cell phones,
however cell phone minutes
apply.


Community Events


New FOE is forming
A new Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. A membership
drive and fund raiser will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the old
Cypress Hut Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E. beginning at 1 p.m. Boston
butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a donation of $6
per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction, give-aways and live
music. For information, call (863) 763-1187.
Fun shoot benefits Hospice
A 100 target fun shoot will be held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch, and Davey
Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage. There will also be prize
giveaways, Tickets are still available for a 2006 E-Z-Go Car and a 10 foot
Anderson trailer for $20. Fax registration requests to (863) 763-7856;
or, call Hospice of Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321 for information.
School board hosting special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2007/08
school year: The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at 1
p.m. It will be held in room .303 of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
BHR church will host puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will host the puppet presentation "Dare to Run!" by Steve and Rhon-
da McPeck, Stephany and Olivia on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an East-
er musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and
on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The presentation is open to the public.
For information, call (863) 763-1699.
faster cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by the
Okeechobee C,ommunity Choir on Palm Sunday weekend,, March
30 arid 31, at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. Rehearsals are
under way at The Gathering on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.,
and singers can still participate in the choir. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Prom dress rescue is being formed now
, A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to
attend their high school prom but cannot afford the price of a dress.
The Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., will be the fitting
location. Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on Friday,
March 30, from 3 until 6 p.m.'The plan is to assemble all the beauti-
ful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets,
arid make them available free to those who need them. Arrange-
ments c4n be made to pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam
Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.


Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in this
guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsor-
ing a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please
call Sharon Vinson at (83) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your informa-
tion. There is no charge to submit your activity.
Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave.,
for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and the pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held April 2.
Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip
Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take place
in the empty lot at the corner of S.W. Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth Ave.,
across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will be
presenting horse training techniques along with sharing how living for
God has many things in common with horse training. The event is open
to the public.
Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 orJose Verano at (863) 634-2071.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-filing
service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax
re6tufi, ll'fih'niiial'doiuments for'2006, picfire ID, Social Security card
and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the return. For infor-
mation, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until
9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests,
vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are
free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full week-
end pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support
Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
and security personnel are currently being sought. For information call
(863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.


Diane Richmond Hall won the booth division Best of Show at
the Okeechobee Main Street 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest.


Rafael Pacheco won the 2008 Poster Award at the Okee-
chobee Main Street 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest. His"'
piece will be used for posters for the 2008 art fest.


Community Events

SFWMD stages photo contest 1
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee,'
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs,-
for the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be"
published as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be
taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules
are available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Educa--
tion. This contest is open to amateur photographers only. Indi--'
viduals may submit up to three photos. For information, call"
(863) 462-5260.
Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming.
Ladies Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter-
members. The time and place for meetings will be announced. For '
information call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, March 9,
through Thursday, March 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (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 11 "Because I said so"
(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 Ill "Astronaut
Farmer"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
(863)763-1550

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Camp Kitchen
Modeled after the "chuck
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this table-top camp kitchen is
easy to build and holds every-
thing but the kitchen sink.
The top opens up for easy
access and the front panel
swings down to provide
counter space. It measures
30 in. long by 17 in. tall by 19
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
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GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
tion, in paper carrying case,
name "Marion Reese" on
case. 863-763-1187
KEYS- Found in the Downtown
area in front of Joey's Pizza
found Mon. Feb. 26th. Call to
identify (863)763-7009


$2000 REWARD FOR THE RE-
TURN OF- 2006 Red Honda
Rancher 4x4 ATV, Vic of NW
HWy 98N (863)634-5289
BLUE HEELER/Jack Russell
mix. White, black & brown
w/pointy ears. Vic of Four Sea-
sons. Reward! (863)467-9114
CASH, vie. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
contact (863)634-4626
CAT (1): Black, vie hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
mute, scared & has a micro-
chip. Reward.
772-324-0110
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brusheldgold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
(863)673-5033
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost in Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
Stood home. (863)801-1302
keechobee area
ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
(239)841-0922
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
(863)302-1736
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844


FISHING TACKLE YARD SALE
1115 SW 10th St.
Okeechobee, FL
Weds. Fd., March 7th 9th
8a.m. 2p.m.


SALE
3 FAMILY BACK YARD SALE
OKEECHOBEE: Mar 8, 9 & 10.
9a-5p. 17220 Brinkerhoff
Lane / Kissimmee River Es-
tates. From trinkets to tillers,
new and used.

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SALE

OKEECHOBEE: Sat 03/10/07,
8am ?, 1204 SE 8th Dr.
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



CDL DRIVER WANTED: Class
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but good payl Call now!
863-441-0271


HIRING COOKS
up to $15.00 /hr.
Immediate openings
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DFWP

Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-E.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898


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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

BANKING/FINANCIAL
Looking for exp, Tellers, Customer
Service Reps & one Clerical position with
phone & computer skills. Fax resume:
772-597-4159, Attn: Judy, or
e-mail general@fboi.com.


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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


RECEPTIONIST/FRONT DESK
Needed for busy doctors
office. Call (863)763-1917 or
fax: (863)467-1142


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


STORE MANAGERS
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGERS
SALES ASSOCIATES
As one of the largest convenience store retailers in the
World, Circle K Stores Inc, provides exceptional
MANAGEMENT opportunities to those individuals who desire
the challenges and rewards of operating a fast-paced retail
environment. Our fast-track management program couples
classroom instruction with hands-on experience to equip you
with the essential elements to ensure success.
Benefits include Medical/Dental, Paid Vacation, and
401 K (lucrative).
If you possess:
An entrepreneurial spirit, In-depth focus on customer
service, leadership qualities, positive attitude, and
high energy level.
Investigate the opportunities we have to offer by calling:
Lakeport/ Moorehaven / LaBelle Area
Circle K Stores, Inc.
Contact: Ruth
941-204-7783 or Cecilia 239-963-5092
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D


DRIVER

NEEDED
Class A or B CDL
Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


BUS MONITOR
SEMINOLE BRIGHTON
RESERVATION

To monitor children on school
bus. Good attendance record.
Good communication skills.
Prior experience working with
children. HS diploma or GED.
Fax resume/application to:
(954)967-3477

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

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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


PROFESSIONAL
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Okeechobee area. Call
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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
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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debris hauling.
Insured. Call
Adam (863)441-5642



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
N to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic.# 2349 &# 5698


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China Glasswars, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collqcftitlw 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/i&.pplies 585
Cruises "' 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
LampsLights 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
Televislon/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER- big unit,
4yrs old, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0122
AIR CONDITIONERS (2): Win-
dow units, $100 for both.
954-237-4846_


MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
DISHWASHER, Used ,1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg,
(863)763-7831
DRYER: Kenmore, 220 volt.
Works good. $50.
(863)763-3551
FREEZER, Chest style, 7.2 cu.
ft. w/ 2 compartments. Ken-
more. Used 2 season's. Ask-
ing $125. (863)357-3203
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
(863)357-0262
REFRIGERATOR, GE, side by
side, water & ice in door,
good condition. $200
(863)357-6700
REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
(863)467-6984
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
239-245-0527
STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822


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WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
239-368-1768
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER & DRYER,
Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
(270)331-4090
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737



COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
.zas, $275 or best offer
(863)467-8161
MICROWAVE- Small, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-1014


BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
863-467-4567
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011



METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan-
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

hItalation qf Storm
Shutters & Senmless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
TILE FLOOR, 3 boxes 16x16.
Roof shingles 9 bundles. 5
Bali blind. $145. Will separ-
ate. (863)467-1014
WOOD FLOORING: 300 sq. ft.
x 3/4" Thick TG, Solid Brazil-
ian Cherry. Undamaged.
Make offer. (863)675-7926


RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Past, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098


BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO, 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (239)298-6160
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE COM-
BO, 10x10, Great condition.
$500 (239)298-6160 or
(863)675-1113 LaBelle
WINNIE THE POOH, Toddler
bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100
(863)677-1591


BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
(863)697-1486


FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
(863)634-5038
PANTS & SHIRTS: size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)2374846 Clewiston
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.
863-357-1560


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
SCARFACE MEMORABILIA &
Wall art. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-5450
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Ga-
tor, plays fight song & march-
es, never opened. Paid $60,
sell for $45 (863)674-0482



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
speakers. $350.863-763-5316
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $125
(863)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$299. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.
(863)467-9228


BED- King size, Complete, in-
cludes comforter, Shams
with skirt. $200.
(863)467-1325
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
pecan finish, exc. cond., incl.
triple dresser & mirror, nites-
tand, $325. (863)467-8924
BEDS, Twin: Matching Set,
Pine w/box springs & mat-
tresses & 2 matching ward-
robes. $300.(863)675-0378
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
$50 (863)467-8464
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET- cherry, ,
china cab, 4 side chairs, 2
arm chairs, $750 or best of-
fer (863)675-4696
DR SET, Table & 6 cane
chairs, upholstered seats, 2
Ig. leafs, hutch, very nice.
$500 (863)357-0709
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, Sofa, Loveseat, recliner,
Big chair w/ottoman 18 mo old
$900. (863)357-0391. Okee.
LOVESEAT & MATCHING
CHAIR, great condition, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
LOVESEAT & RECLINER, both
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
(863)357-1845
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
LOVESEAT, CHAIR & 2
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
(863)532-8542
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing $300. (863)357-5754
OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-4992
SOFA, Loveseat Recliner &
Ottoman, Pine $300. for all.
(863)675 0378


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TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
863-675-3793
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
2), light oak, brand new.
$300 or best offer.
863-675-2152
TWIN CAPT BED: Arbor Creek,
Rooms to Go, w/ nightstand,
excellent condition. $275 or
best offer. 863-763-6617
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The classified ads



GOLF CART: 1994 EZ GO with
carry all bed, electric, new
paint, good battery & charg-
er. $1500.863-228-2123
GOLF CLUBS- left handed,
Giant EZ Hippo Hyper Matrix
Face. New, asking $150 or
best offer (863)302-1592


Custom 98 Mauser, 8mm,
beautiful walnut Monte Carlo
stock, sling, Redfield Peep
site, $250. (863)467-2148
SMITH & WESSON- Model
#629, 44 magnum, Perfect
condition. $550.
(863)697-1443



TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625
UNIVERSAL WEIGHT SYS-
TEM- competition set, like
new, used indoors only $200
neg (863)634-6636



DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
863-467-2148
MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $40! Call Jan at
863-357-6303.
ROOM AIR FILTER: Kenmore,
excellent condition. $90.
863-357-6303


EARRINGS- 10k gold, medium
size bamboo. Heart shaped
$75 (239)823-9804
KINGMAN TURQUOISE
SQUASH BLOSSOM NECK-
LACE- Value $4000 sell for
$1100 neg (863)467-8161


PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
(863)467-8681



PATIO, 4 Chairs, Umbrella,
Good condition. $100.
(863)467-1325


HANDICAP LIFT for van,
works like new, pd $5,000
new, asking $1,000.
(863)763-8275
SCOOTER, VICTORY, electric,
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009


ACRYLIC MIRROR, 4x8 sheet,
easy to cut, retails $85, ask-
ing $65 (863)610-1120
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis-
lay screen, easy to use.
any format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
1 00x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/purple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
SOLAR PANELS (2): 75 watts,
regulator & BATTERIES (6):
6 volt. $600 for all.
863-675-3312


TRAILER HITCH- 2, Class 3,
H/D, Fits Chevy Silverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-'06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
(863)824-0703
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg., 1/2
yrs. old, with kennel, $450
for both or best offer.
(863)467-5216/634-5803
Miniature Dachshunds (2):
Males, 9 wks old, w/papers.
$425 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
$50. 863-357-1560
PUPPY: German Shepherd, 3
mo old female, top breed from
German parents, black/tan.
$900. (239)368-2301
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
SIAMESE SEAL POINT KIT-
TENS- 12wks, no papers,
$50 each (239)841-0922


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


COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
$100. (772)201-5689
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
(863)634-5038
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30
(863)467-4327



AMP & SPEAKER, Sony
10 00w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
KENWOOD AUDIO SUR-
ROUND REC.- 6 channel in-
put, 2 spkrs, 15" woofers,
$300 neg (863)634-6949


PHILIPS 52" TV- With sur-
round sound. Good condi-
tion. $750. (863)467-9722
SONY BIG SCREEN TV, 42"
projection, exc, cond., pd
$1700, asking $1200 firm.
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready,
$1000 (863)634-0866
ZENITH, 27", $100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-4557 after
6pm


TICKETS: "Magic Kingdom"
(2) Adult, Florida resident, no
expiration. $120. $120.for both.
863-357-1109


AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
$850/all. (863)697-9704
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
EXTENSION LADDER- 40ft,
asking $75 or best offer
(863)635-0079
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" Black
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704


PLAYSTATION 3, 60GB,
played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550
SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.
(863)467-8683



VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby
Generation III, with tech
drive, $300. (863)763-5011


ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VIDEO KIT: Includes pull-down'
screen, dvd & wireless head-
set, for vehicle. $500 for
everything. 561-281-4182

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
(863)467-6009



ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
Prairie, (863)610-1616



BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400 for all or
will sell separately.
(863)763-1370
CATTLE TRAILER- Ok shape.
Needs a little work but, stur-
dy. $500. Negotiable
(863)763-6959


AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
(863)781-0484
BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
$500 (561)789-0572
FLORIDA CRACKER, Regis-
tered Gelding, to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
772-519-2256
GELDING THOROUGHBRED
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
HORSE TRAILER, '94,
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
(239)537-8940
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
PASO FINO MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.
Reward for info regarding lo-
cation of "Tiger". Our sad-
dle/harness horse, bought by
an Okeechobee man in Lake
Park some years ago. Geld-
ing, all brown except for
small white mark on muzzle.
Call (772)562-1472
SADDLE, Western, Synthetic,
15-16" seat. Brand new!
$100 (863)467-2104 or
(772)341-3707


SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707
SPORT HORSE, German,
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
$2499. (863)357-5867
THOROUGHBRED PONY
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
neg. (863)763-4149
THOROUGHBRED STALLION-
Reg., very gentle, 8yrs old,
$1000 neg (863)763-4149



CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
RIDING MOWER: 43" cut w/
80 hours and 30 x 40 wag-
on. $1200. 863-675-3793
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat-
tery & work on deck, $150.
(863)983-6310
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
gotiable. 863-228-2123
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
(863)447-0337
SMOKER GRILL, Stainless
steel rack w/2 doors, on
trailer, pull behind your truck.
$2000 (863)697-6222


BARREL SADDLE, 15" Sharon
Camarillo. $600
(863)763-7831






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



NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in town,
$625/mo, utils incl'd, no
pets, smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861
OKEECHOBEE. 2 BR. 2 BA, in
(oiy iTrrIS Very "ip3n wl li.
'fih r.. 7.825 ,T,, + lit 13l. I
& $300. sec. 863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225
ON RIM CANAL of LAKE OKEE
1br, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $195/wk
(772)359-1640



OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $800. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $795/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1/2 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
HQUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st moe & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


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



TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg.
backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open
porches & docks, 1 yr.
lease. (863)467-8683


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
S' ..... Room Additions Florida Rooms U
i i ,: Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Home every night.
Benefits available.
Inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee.
863-763-5586.









Okeechobee News, Friday, March 9, 2007


Real Estate



Business Places-
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
FORT DRUM, Adjoins Indian
Hammock, 3BR/2BA house,
barn & stocked fish pond.
(863)763-3451 or 824-0424
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
LaBelle, Pool, Home, 3br,
2ba, 2 lots w/lg. oaks. Lg.
storage shed. 2 car gar. Boat
carport. 285K. 239-438-7264
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809

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


TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225 or
772-332-6896.


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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, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEE., On Rim Canal 1br
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $200. per wk. Min.down
Call 863-634-1802
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appl's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: Trailer for rent
on south end of Okeechobee
on Rim Canal. Call for details.
(863)763-7783
TREASURE ISLAND 1BR/1BA
SW $600. mo., Hwy. 78 West
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625. mo.
32' RV w/Kit. & full ba. $490.
mo. (RV incl. city water &
elec.) 561-346-4646



ADULT PARK: Waterfront w/
Lake access. 1991 Homes of
Mirit 36x12 Ft. w/32x9 Ft.
Florida Rm. fully furnished. In-
cludes park membership. Ask-
ing $75,000. (863)357-3203
LARKEE LAKES, Older Single
wide on 2 lots at end of cul-
de-sac, 2br, lba. $69,000.
neg (863)467-2156
OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
(863)763-8567
OKEE: Prowler 33ft, 11'x30'
Florida rm, 1br, W/D incld,
partially turn. $7800 neg.
863-532-8542/865-924-9228
OKEECHOBEE- 1994 Fleet-
wood, 16x60, w/16x60 Fla
Rm, & carport. 2/2, like new,
well furn., 4 ceiling fans,
Senior Park, 55+. Lot rent
$200/mo. Avail. Mar 21,07,
$32,500 inclds city water,
boat storage & trash pickup.
(812)480-9343
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927
OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
OPEN HOUSE


Sat., March 10th, 9am to 4pm
Ousley Estates
4197 SW 13th Way
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CNA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000. 863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017


Recreation



Boats 30050
Campers. RVs :01)
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035




ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trailer,
needs some work. Reduced
price. $900 (270)210-9385
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great, no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
BOSTON WHALER- 13',
w/trailer. Can be seen at The
Glades RV Resort Lot 38B.
$800. Neg. (410)924-5218
CANOE, Indian River, 14ft.,
square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
san outboard. $450
(863)467-0085
FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP, bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
PONTOON BOAT, Landau, 20
Ft., 75 hp Johnson, Fishing
Lights, Generator & Trailer.
$3000. (863)467-8268
PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
no trailer, $2500.
(863)467-8683
SEA NYMPH '80, 12 Ft., Deep
V Bottom & big 9 spd. trolling
motor Heavy duty marine bat-
tery. $750.863-824-0899
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
$11,000. (863)983-7835


CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
Labelle area.
MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500. 863-824-0365
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All appl., Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900 (863)763-7927
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
863-467-9621
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedge-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822
WINNEBAGO LE SHARD '90,
22ft., new tires & trans., very
clean, sleeps 4, extras.
$6500 (863)467-1950


DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller, with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft. carriage 5th Wheel.
$22,000 (423)506-3281
FIFTH WHEEL: Avion, 29ft; w/
slide out, located at Mea-
dowlark Campground.
$4500.740-704-5089
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000, Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
TAILGATE, Louvered alumi-
num, fits '96 '04 Dodge
Ram. $150 (863)357-5986



CARBURETOR, Airboal, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
100(863)610-1120
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am


MERCRUISER ENGINE: 6 cyl.
Parting out...$495 for all. Stop
by lot #48 in Summer Breeze
Mobile Home Park.
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385



BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $150.
(863)697-2033



BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863,)37-2233 Okee. area


DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
firm. (863)634-2475
HARLEY SPORTSTER 883
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA NIGHTHAWK '83,
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-1561
HONDA SHADOW 04- 750cc,
like new, $3900 or best offer
(772)618-0555 cell
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.
(863)674-1542
SADDLE BAGS, For '92
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561
SCOOTER: 2004 Verucci, 50
cc, 152 mi. $1000 or best
offer. 863-467-4253



DIRT BIKE: 2002 Yamaha
TTR225, very nice condition.
$1300.772-215-3468
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI- '88, 100 cc, Runs
reat. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797
XTRA CLEAN FOUR WHEEL
ER, 2000 Honda TRX35QTEY,
Barely used. $2395. Call only
M-F 9-3. (863)467-1717


NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
moved. $4900. 615-496-3891
TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


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




CADILLAC DEVILLE '87- V8,
133K, runs good, $1500
(239)357-5111
CAMARO Z28 '80: 350 auto. Pwr
windows. Re upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng.
work. $1200. (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '04- 2dr,
lyr on warr, 5 spd, AC, ask-
ing $6800 (772)618-0555
cell
CHEVY CAVALIER '04, 4 door,
good condition, champagne
color. $8500 neg.
(863)357-6811
CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SELL great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/ 634-2154
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
$600 (863)697-2598
FORD FOCUS ZX3-'01, Auto.,
Custom paint. Body kit. Runs
good. $4200.
(863)228-1528
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
(863)467-4327
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)35772370
or (863)634-1324
PLYM ACCLAIM '91- runs
great, $600 or best offer
(863)261-1407
PONTIAC GRAND AM '94:
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186
SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
TOYOTACAMRY '91- runs
good, cold AC, $1000 or
best offer(863)261-1407


FORD MUSTANG '65, 95%
perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
(863)255-4935
PLYMOUTH FURY '75, Auto.,
318 engine, needs restora-
tion, $1500 or best offer.
(305)888-2893
T-BIRD, '61, All original. Very
restorable. $1500.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454


CHEVY 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
863-634-2684
CHEVY BLAZER 2002, 4X4,
V6, Ready to tow! Black Hawk
8000 lb. tow bar & brake cyl-
inder. $8500. w/tow pack-
age...or $8200. w/out.
863-763-8004/772-349-5974
Ford bronco II '89: 4x4, 2.9,
v-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16 and
35x12.50R15 needs work
$1200 neg. 863-634-3878


GOLF CART & CHARGER,
$600 (863)467-2704
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
tioned. $1250. 863-675-1472


GMC WORK TRK '81- until.
body, 8.2 liter Detroit diesel,
3 ton elec auto crane,
$3500 neg (239)425-7016


DAYTON SR's- 4, White letter-
ing. 80% tread. $225.
(863)763-8797
FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH AS-
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-8856
LADDER RACK- fits smaller
trucks, $400 (863)983-7100
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
(863)763-5373
PLYMOUTH BREEZE- '99, No
title. Selling for parts. $250.
or best offer.
(863)674-0126 (LaBelle)
RIMS & TIRES: 20", 6 lug,
used only a few months &
sold SUV, like new. $1500.
561-281-4182 Frank.
RIMS & TIRES (4): 16", alumi-
num. 8 lug, Chevy. $370 ne-
gotiable. 863-634-7125
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana; '99-'03, 3500 lbs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSMISSION- Used, 4T40E
Fits '02 Pontiac Grand Am
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY PU '95- full bed, 5
spd, $3995, Call
(863)763-7367-
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
,speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY C10 1968: Runs good,
body needs TLC. $2500.
717-286-709.
CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
863-824-6720
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
CHEVY S10 '93- good shape,
runs good, V6. 5 spd, $1800
or best offer (863)983-7100
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
Clean! $2500. 863-674-0467
DODGE DAKOTA 03, Ext. Cab,
Under 13K. w/Camper shell.
$11,500. 863-763-5586 Day
or 863-763-0469 Eve... Fran
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
FORD F150 '86- runs good,
$1000 or best of-
fer(863)781-0484
FORD F150 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good int., runs &
looks great. Must see.
$2500 (863)983-6550
FORD F150 '96, 300 CID, in-
line 6 cyl., 5 spd. 0/D, green
exterior, tan interior. $2500
neg. (239)425-7016
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
good. $1000 or best offer.
(863)983-4940


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EMERSON TRAILER LIFT
GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
(863)763-5890
FOUR HORSE TRAILER: King
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
long. $2500. 863-824-6720
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, excel-
lent condition, $650 or best
offer (863)781-0484
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CHEVY ASTRO 2000: Excel-
lent condition, 86k mi,
$7500. Call 863-824-0195
or 731-414-6087
DODGE CARAVAN '92: 62k
orig mi, factory 5spd, 4cyl,
looks & runs great. $3000 or
best offer. 863-697-1832.
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118

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I Puli Noic 00.


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 Souteast Contractors and Engineers, Inc. on behalf of property own-
srs 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 comprising a portion
af Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and
being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast comer
2f Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida;
hence North 89 degrees 10 feet 6 inches West, along the North boundary line of
said Section 27, a distance of 1752.0 leet; 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 degrees 52 feet 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 de-
grees 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 Concem. The proposed use
is for multi-family dwellings.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-003-R. The
application is being submited by Southeast Contractors & Engineers, Inc., on behalf
af 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 unptatted lands of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Legal description:
A parcel of land lying in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 27, Township
37 South. Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 10
eet 6 inches West, along the North boundary line of said Section 27, a distance of
1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 4 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,
Eastedy and Northedy along the arc a distance of 868.69 feet; thence North 01 de-
grees 25 feet 42 inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07
Seet 02 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet; thence South 66 degrees 52 feet 58
inches West, a distance of 216.00 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07 leet 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)0
This succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed for an area designated Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. Tie 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 Comercial
(CHV) Zoning District (ref. LDRs Sec. 90-283(7)(18)) submitted by property owners
Michael and Angela Armstrong. The subject property is located at 712 North Pdrrot
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 (LDR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the .,,tire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals wil serve, as the deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make recommenda-
lion to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive PIe
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 thee Planning Board/Board of Aduatments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or heaLing will need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which 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 forthe Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rorida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
is 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
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (fTityo.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
194283 ON 2/26;3/9/07

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN ANO FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-26
BANK OF AMERICA, FKA BARNETT BANK, N.A.,
Plaindff
LILLY E. NELSON, IF LIVING. AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL.
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY. THROUGH, UNDER
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LILLY E. NELSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLY E. NELSON, Last known
address: 3262 NW 12th Terrace, Okeechobea, FL 34972.
It alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against LILLY
E. NELSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LILLY E. NELSON and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, tle or interest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOnTIIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage onthe following
described property:
Commence at the Northeast Comner of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, according to the
Plat thereof recorded I Plat Book 3, Page 25, public Records ot Oke eeh
County, Flonda and ran South along the East Boundary of said Tract 63 a distance
of 410 feet to the RO.B. thence continues South along the East boundary of sad
Tract 63 fora distance of 207.60 feet in the Southeast Comer of said Tract 63,
thence North 44'49'29 West a distance of 141.80 feet to a point thence North a
distance of 150.45 feet to a point thence North o89'59'50" East a distance of 100
eet to the PO.B. being also described as Lots 1,2, nd 3 of Triangle Park, an
unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, Whispering Pines, Okeechobee County, Florida.
PARCEL III
cTommencing at a point 50 feet south of the Northeast comer of Tract 63
Wispedng Pinets, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25,
public records of Okeechobee County, Floridda, and bear South 895950 West along
he South boundary of 115 feet to a point thence bear south along a line parallel to
the east boundary of said tract 63, a distance of 250.0 feet to the PO.B. thence
continue South and Parallel to the east boundary of said Tract 63 lor a distance of
50 feet thence run South 89'59'50" West parallel to the South Boundary of said Pine
Avenue a distance of 100 feet; thence run North Parallel to the East boundary of
said Tract 63 a distance of 50 feet; thence run North 89'59'50" East a distance of
.100.00 feel to the O0.B. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED as Lot 16 TRIANGLE PARK, an
unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES.
AND
From a point 50 feet South of the Northeast Comer of Lot 63, WHISPERING PINES,
According to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 25, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, run West along the South Boundary of Pine Avenue as
extended in O.R. Book 101, Page 853, a distance of 115 feet to a point on the West
boundary of a roadway; tuence run South alongthe West boundary of said roadway
and parallel to the East Boundary of thence run West and parallelto the South
Boundary of Pine Avenue Southerly Boundary of said Lot63 a distance of 138.67
feet run North along the West boundary of said roadway a distance of 144.35 feet
to the point of beginning. ALSO DESCRIBED on into 11 and 10of TRIANGLE PARK,
an unrecorded subdivision of Tract 63, WHISPERING PINES, Okeechobee County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy ofyour written
defenses, if any, to it, on Susan Yeong J. Kg, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stiling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 honor
before 2/9/2007, and tile the original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3 day of January 2007.
SHARONROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/IUNDAE.YOUNG
As Deputy of the Court
197043 ON 3/9,16/07
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Public N0tices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2001294
Division#:
UNC: 2001 CA 294
BANK OF AMERICA, NA
Plaintiff
-vs-
DENISE THURMAN; AMERICAN GENER-
AL HOME EQUITY INC.; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION
Defendanl(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale
dated 2/28/2007, entered in Civil Case
No. 2001204 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, NA, Plaintiff and
DENISE THURMAN are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 312 NW 3ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AT 11:00
A.M., 3/29/2007, the following de-
scribed property as set lorth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 20, OTTER CREEK ESTATES, UNIT
ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this 6th
day of March, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON. CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
By:/S/LINDAF YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
197248 ON 3/9,16/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.2007-CP-003
In re:
Estate of
LOIS LEITNER HART,
a/k/a LOIS L HART
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
A Peittion for Summary Administration
and Order For Determination of Home-
stead Status of Real Prpery n the
estate of LOIS LEITNER HART W/'a
LOIS L. HART, deceased, whose date
of death was December 6,2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
261-42-1037, Is pending into Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County, FHonda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and address of the petitioner
and the petitioner'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
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OFTHREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THE 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 ordemands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with is court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS ANDO 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 FOR TH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED IWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DEEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is March 9,2007
Charles T. Hart III
Peitioner
2332 Cypress Cove Or
Tallabassee, Rodde 32310
CONELY& CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee FRorida34973-1367
(63)1763-3825
troW. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Petitioner
196601 ON3/9,16/2007


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 7:00
pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow a shopping cen-
ter containing more than 8 stores, or retail facility of more than 20,000 square
feet in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owner and appll-
cant s Lock 7 Devlopment, LLC. The property address is 4851 Highway 41
South and is more particulary described as follows:
A parcel ol land lying in Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, being a portion of Lots A and B, according to the plat entitled sur-
vey of apart of Section 4, Township 35 S, Range 35 E, as recorded in Plat Book
2, page 76, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particular-
ly described asfollows:
Commencing at the northeast corner of said Lot A, being the point of intersection of
the Nortiline of said Secion 4 and the West right of way line of State Road 15,
also known as Parrot Avenue, as shown on State of Florida Department of Trans-
portation Right of Way Map Section 926; thence South 0007'39" West along the
ast line of said Lot A and said West right of way line a distance of 110.00 feet to
a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of said Lot A and the Point of
Beginning of the following described parcel of land; thence continuing along said
East lot line South 00'39" West a distance of 196.87 feet to the point of curva-
ture of a curve concave to the North, having a radius of 90.80 feet and a central
angle of 7207'18"; thence departing said lot line, westerly along the arc of said
curve a distance of 114.30 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a curve concave
to the South, having a radius of 137.89 feet and a central angle of 5759'03";
thence souathwestery along the arc of said curve a distance of 139.55 feet to a
point of compound curvature of a curve concave to the southeast, having a radius
of 3191.17 feet and a central angle of 03 01"; thence southwesterly along the
arc of said curve a distance of 167.10 feet to a point of compound curvature of a
curve concave to the East, having a radius of 147.59 feet and a central angle of
2209'19; thence southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 57.07 feet to
a point of compound curvmature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of
355.45 feet and a central angle of 1605'28"; thence southerly along the arc of
said curve a distance of 99,83 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a curve con-
cave to the West, having a radius of 55.91 feet and a central angle of 5449'06";
thence southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 53.49 feet to the point
of tangency; Thence South 4540'32" West a distance of 21.51 feet to a point of
curvature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 48.59 feet and a cen-
tral angle of 665923"; thence southedy along the arc of said curve a distance of
56.81 feet ho the point of tongency; thence South 21'18'51" East a distance of
27.64 feet to a point on the North right of way line of State Road 78 as described
in Official Record Book 517, page 1810, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida; thence South 63'28'36" West along said right of way line a distance of
100.15 eet to a point on the West line of said Lot B; thence departing said right of
way line North 0007'39" East along the West line of said Lot B a distance of
813.78 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of said Lot B;
thence departing said West line of said Lot B, South 89048'24' East along said
South line a distance of 433.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing in all
4.415 acres, more orless.
In the event that all Items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.,
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any. matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2007-0662
196910 ON 3/9/2007

NOTICE OFCONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATIONOF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, March 27,2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLA-
TION OFAUSED DWELLING UNIT in an Agriculture (A) zoning district The prop-
erty owner and applicant is Daniel Fote. The property address is 7105 NE 11th
Street and is more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, also
known as Lot 15B in Four Seasons Estates, an unrecorded subdivision, all in
Okeechobee County, Florida; and being more particularly bounded snd described
as follows: Commence at the West 1/4 comer of said Section 17; Thence South
89 54'531 East, distance of 180.00 feetto a point lying on the Easterly right-
of-way line of N.E.64th Avenue (Formery NW. 2nd Aveue); Thence along said
Eastedy ight-nof-way line North 04' 22 East, a distance of 1,113.70 feotto a
Street); Tence along said Northerly right of ay line South 9 24' '8" East, a
distance of 1,925.30 leet other Point of beginning; Thence North 0 04' 22 East,
a distance of 100.00 feet to a point Thence South 89 24' 08" East, a distance of
100.00 feel to a point Thence South 0 04' 22" West, a distance of 100.00 feet
to apointlying onthe Northey right-of-way line of N.E. 11th Way; Thence North
8924' 08"West, a distanceof 100.00feettothepointof beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 28,2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appealany decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearin will needto ensure that averbatimrecord of the proceedings
is made and thatthe record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official record of.the departmentL
Wiam D. Royce. PlanningDirector
Petition # M-2007-0274
196959 ON 3/9/07

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Okeechobee Utidiy Authority (UA) will receive proposals for the purpose of
securing Engineering Strvies or the following:
EastaideFoce Maln
Water Master Plan
Wastawatr Maeter Ptlain
Detailed RFQ documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax)
863-763-3746. Separate RFQ's for each project listed are required. The OUA in-
tends to review the submitted RFQ's and reserves the right to reject any or all RFO's.
The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified firm
from the RFQ's received.
The RFQ's must be.deivered to the Executive Directors office, located at Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority Administrative Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974, on or before 3:00 PM on March 30,2007. A sealed submittal tor each listed
project is required.
John F. Haytord
Executive Director
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