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Briefs

Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.r Residents
whose addresses are even
numbered can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursdays
and Sundays. Odd numbered
addresses can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays. Vehicles
and boats can be washed
between 4 a.m. and 8 am. and
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
.non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner. Viola-
tors could be subject to a fine.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until
further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during.
normal working hours.
Job/career expo
is a success
MOORE HAVEN -- A greatly
needed job fair was held at the
Doyle Conner Building for resi-
dents and visitors on March 15.
Approximately 15 prospec-
tive employers set up booths
with representatives from their
companies or agencies.
Tracy Whirls of Glades
County Economic Develop-
ment Council organized the
day with assistant Valerie
Jacobs and the help of Janice
Groves of Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office was very visible and
looking for recruits to man the
new correction facility on S.R
78. Sergeant Kimberly Hill and
Major Richard Jones were
there to introduce employ-
ment prospects about the
openings and job benefits.
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Drought Index
Current: 654
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
County wide

Lake levels

10.73 feet


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

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Agri center rules change


Fourth of July
fireworks show
changes location

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thurs-


day, May 22, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners changed their policy
on use of the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.
While discussing, but taking
no action on two land use
issues, they did take action
toward acquiring more land for


affordable housing. The board
also took a step toward reach-
ing an agreement with the
Okeechobee County Cattle-
men's Association for use of the
agri-civic center.'
In. a change of policy, com-
missioners voted unanimously
to let the Okeechobee Jaycees


Great Vdy to ride: Big Lake Trailriders


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Laranda Sutherland rounds the course of cones in one of the events at the Big Lake
Trail Riders Horse show on March 17 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena.


Barrel racing was just one of the events at the Big Lake Trailrlders Horse Show last Sat-
urday. Big Lake Trailriders hosts horse shows at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo
Arena on the third Saturday of each month. The show starts at 4 p.m. and often lasts
until after 10 p.m. Spectators are welcome. There Is no charge for spectators. Contest
entrants must be club members.




March of Dimes hits home


By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
Local Chamber of Commerce
President Darrell Donnelly and
his family know the benefits that
the March of Dimes can have
with a family when a premature
birth occurs.
His son, Scott Donnelly and
his wife Jodi Donnelly had many
milestones to overcome with the
birth of their son Anthony, who is
now two years old.
Their journey began in 2004
when Mrs. Donnelly was six
weeks pregnant and began hav-
ing bleeding episodes.
She was sent to a Maternal
Fetal Medicine Specialist (MFMS)
who found on ultrasound that
Anthony had an omphalocele,
which is a complicated umbilical
hernia. An amniocentesis was
ordered to rule out some possible
syndromes which could an
omphalocele.
Mrs. Donnely had the amnio-
centesis at 16 weeks into her
pregnancy and when she
returned home that night her
water broke (premature rupture
of membranes). She went to the
emergency room and was


advised to go home on bed rest to
await miscarriage.
According to Mrs. Donnely,
Monday came and her doctor
advised her to stay on bed rest to
see if the hole would heal itself
and when it didn't he suggested
that they terminate the pregnan-
cy.
They also tried doing an
amnioinfusion with gel foam and
cerclage which she said basically
works like a fix a flat, but that still
didn't work. The doctors again
recommended terminating the
pregnancy but the Donnelly fami-
ly chose not to do so.
Mrs. Donnelly remained on
bed rest at home until 24 weeks
when she was admitted into the
hospital for observation until she
went into labor.
She remained in the hospital
for almost two months until she
was 31.5 weeks when she went
into labor and it wouldn't stop.
On May 18, 2004, at 6:30 a.m.,
Anthony Christopher was born
by cesarean section weighing
only 3 pounds 7 ounces. He was
placed on the ventilator immedi-
ately.
According to Mrs. Donnelly, it
was found that in addition to the


small omphalocele, Anthony has
a congenital heart defect called
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and a
dislocated left hip. He remained
in the newborn intensive care
unit (NICU) for six weeks to
grow, learn to eat, and come off
oxygen. He came home in trac-
tion that he had to be in for 23 hrs
per day.
While Anthony never took to
breastfeeding, Mrs. Donnelly
pumped breast milk for seven
months which lasted until he was
14 months old.
Anthony had his heart surgery
to correct the TOF on October,
18, 2004, when he was five
months old. With the heart str-
gery he was in the hospital for 12
days.
On December, 6,2004, he had
his hip surgery which put him in a
cast for six weeks.
With the surgeries behind
them, they thought they were
through some of the worst hard-
ships and then in late March 2005,
Anthony developed respiratory
syncytial virus (RSV).
He was in their local hospital
for 5 days in Michigan and was
See Donnelly Page 2


use the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center free of charge
for a Fourth of July fireworks
display. In past years, they have
used county owned Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
free of charge for fireworks dis-
plays.
Previously commissioners


had decreed that only the youth
livestock show and high school
graduation would use the facili-
ty for free.
In response to concerns
about the fire hazard, Cindy
Brandel of the Jaycees Fire-
See Center Page 2


Traffic stop




leads to


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
A traffic stop resulted in the
arrest of a Lehigh man on
charges of fleeing and eluding,
aggravated assault and traffick-
ing in cocaine Wednesday after-
noon.
Deputy Mark Shireman was
driving northbound on State
Road 710 near the intersection of
Everglades Boulevard around 2
p.m. March 21, when he noticed
white Ford Contour.
"The vehicle captured my
attention because it started to
turn left into the eastbound lane
of Everglades Boulevard as


arrest

opposed to the westbound lane.
The driver cut the wheels of the
car back to the right when he dis-
covered he was turning into the
wrong lane," Deputy Shireman
wrote in his report. He said the
driver failed to maintain a single
lane and made an improper
turn.
"I activated my overhead
lights to initiate a traffic stop," the
deputy continued. "The vehicle
turned into the 100 block of Ever-
glades Boulevard. The vehicle
then made a u-turn and contin-
ued eastbound on Everglades
Boulevard."
See Arrest -Page 2


March of Dimes



gears-up for


WalkAmerica


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The March of Dimes WalkA-
merica will be held on Saturday,
March 31, starting at Flagler Park.
Registration and team photos
beginning at 7:30 a.m. The walk
will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a fun
day in store with music, games,
food, kid's corner and spirit sta-
tions.
The Okeechobee March of
Dimes raised $54,000 last year
with WalkAmerica to support
their mission to improve the
health of babies by preventing


birth defects, premature birth
and infant mortality.
With the continued support
of the March of Dimes they hope
to reach their goal of $57,000 to
further their fight against prema-
ture births, low birth weight,
birth defects and other threats to
infant health. They are expecting
to have approximately 450 walk-
ers.
The March of Dimes is also
looking to reach out into the
community to find individuals
See Walk-Page 2


Submitted photo
Anthony Christopher Donnelly, now almost three years old has
survived through the struggle through numerous surgeries
inchUding heart surgery and hip surgery as well as many other
Illnesses that came up along the way.


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discharged just in time to fly to Flori-
da the next day to visit Grandpa
Darrell Donnelly in Okeechobee.
After a couple of days here, Antho-
ny's breathing became much
worse again and they took him to
the emergency room.
They didn't know what was
wrong with him but they admitted
him. The next day, they did another
chest x-ray on him and it showed a
collapsed lung. So he went to the
operating room and had a chest
tube put in. He was then was trans-
ferred to another hospital that had a
PICU. He spent a total of five days in
the Florida hospitals.
While he has had a few colds
with wheezing over the years, noth-
ing life-threatening has occurred
recently. His pulminologist diag-
nosed him with asthma.
Anthony receives various thera-
pies for speech, gross motor skills,
and fine motor skills.
While it took him a long time to
learn to walk on his own, he is cur-
rently a walking little two year old
who still has ongoing issues that
they deal with on a daily basis.
Anthony still has growth and devel-
opment issues but overall he is
coming along immeasurably com-
pared to what any of the doctors
had envisioned for him.
Last count throughout Antho-


Walk

Continued From Page 1
who have had the experiences of
having a premature birth in the
family whether it was recent or in
the past.
They want to bring together
individuals who have endured the
hardships which are commonly
present with premature births in
order to create a Family Teams
Share Group which will create a
place where individuals can come
in contact with other individuals
that could be going through the
same issues or have had the same
experiences in the past.
While referral sources are the
normal process to get March of
Dimes information to potential
families with needs, word of mouth


Center

Continued From Page 1
works Committee said the pro-
posed activity had the blessing
of Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue Chief Nick Hopkins who
would provide a fire truck. They
also contacted the Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry. She said the
fireworks would be set off over
Nubbin Slough and the reten-
tion pond.
Mrs. Brandel said that if the
location change were approved,
the Jaycees plan to have vendors
and family style entertainment
that evening. She said that both
the Jaycees and fireworks com-
pany would provide insurance.
In the past, the Jaycees have
asked for a donation per carload
to be used toward the next
year's fireworks.
The board took no action on
the unused Cemetery Road
(N.E. 39th Boulevard) right-of-
way. When U.S. 441 N. was four-
laned, the intersection was
realigned, leaving an unused
county owned right-of- way with
about 135 feet of highway
frontage. The board has the
option of declaring the unused
right-of-way surplus property
and then disposing of it either by
sealed bids or auction.
"You have a piece of land in a
critical area," stated realtor
Haynes Williams. Mr. Williams
had recently appeared before
the board to advocate a bypass
Road around Okeechobee.
He said this piece of property
might be critical to a bypass
route crossing U. S. 441 N.
Mr. Williams noted that
Income from the sale would be
a very small part of the overall
county budget. He suggested it
might be swapped for property
more desirable to the county.
Commissioner Clif Betts
noted that there is already a
bridge across Taylor Creek on
Cemetery Road. He said that
would preclude building anoth-
er bridge for an access road.
However, commission chair-
man Ray Domer stated that
most bypass roads are new, lim-
ited access roads.
"I would like to have more


ny's life he has spent 68 days in the
hospital, had roughly 103 doctor
visits, and 295 therapy sessions.
The costs that the Donnelly's
incurred due to his hospitalizations,
doctors visits, etc. total well over
$300,000. This number doesn't
even include specialist's visits or pri-
vate therapy sessions.
Due to their insurance, second-
ary insurance and other referrals to
organizations such as the March of
Dimes, they have been able to get
through this hard time.
Anthony will be three years old
in May and currently weighs 27
pounds. Last year he only weighed
23 pounds. Mrs. Donnelly and her
family is currently doing all they can
to fatten little Anthony up.
Darrell Donnelly would like to
get individuals together with the
upcoming March of Dimes WalkA-
merica to come forward and tell
their stories so that they can create
a Family Teams Share Group to be
there for local residents in their time
of need.
One can contact Pam Crowley,
the division director of the March of
Dimes concerning this new pro-
gram at (772) 562-0115.
Darrell Donnelly will be partici-
pating as the honorary chair for the
2008 March of Dimes WalkAmerica
to share history with the citizens
of Okeechobee.
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Reporter ChanaAguilarmay be
reached at cguilar@newszup.conm.


and the knowledge that you are not
alone, are very beneficial when
going through trying times.
For additional information
about this program contact the divi-
sion director Pam Crowley or Cindy
Hernandez at (772) 562-0115.
The Okeechobee March of
Dimes committee members for
2007 are as follows: Honorary
Chairperson-Superintendent of
Schools Dr." Patricia Cooper; Chair-
person-Laura McCall; Jennifer Bus-
bin; Shelly Batton; Tammy Blair;
Karen Cassels; Patricia McWhorter;
Susan Pilgrim; Sally Wibbels; Bar-
bara Boling; Paulette Wise; and
Angela King.
The Okeechobee chapter of
March of Dimes is looking forward
to a great year with a lot of familiar
faces and many new faces as well.
According to statistics from the


information in it," said Mr.
Domer.
Property owners on both
sides of the right-of-way have
expressed an interest in the
property.
Planning Official Bill Royce
was directed to research the
matter more including the possi-
bility of swapping the property.
Recreation opportunities
might increase if details of a
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) propos-
al are satisfactorily worked out.
The board discussed partner-
ing with SFWMD in opening the
Taylor Creek Stormwater Treat-
ment Area for public use.
There is a levee over three
miles long encircling the treat-
ment area. This levee is topped
with a shell road which could be
used for biking, walking or jog-
ging. The area would also be
great for bird watchers due to
the assortment of birds attracted
to the shallow water.
Capitol improvements to be
paid for by SFWMD include a
picnic shelter, a kiosk, a board-
walk and an observation deck.
The county would be responsi-
ble for maintenance of the facili-
ties.
Parks and recreation director
Daryl Enfinger said the area
would require a moderately low
level of maintenance. Because
of the remote location, he did
not expect huge crowds.
He said it would be a nice
addition to the county facilities
in a safe and natural setting.
"I think we need to pursue
it," Mr. Betts said. He was in
favor of lands taken off the tax
rolls being available for public
use.
Grading and mowing of the
levee would be the responsibili-
ty of SFWMD while the county
would pick up litter.
Mr. Enfinger has been meet-
ing with SFWMD officials and he
stated they were open to sugges-
tions. He was instructed to work
toward finalizing an agreement.
Turning to a housing issue,
the board requested that state
owned lands in DeBerry Gar-
dens and Douglas Park be
declared surplus.; If lands were
declared surplus for affordable


Submitted Photo
His mother Jodi Donnelly first held Anthony Christopher
Donnelly, born on May 18, 2004 when he was seven days old.
He was born with omphalocele, a congenital heart defect and
a dislocated left hip.


March of Dimes there are more
than half a million babies born pre-
mature each year in the United
States. The rate of premature births
has increased by more than 33 per-
cent since 1981, of which thou-
sands of these babies do not live to
see their first birthday.
The babies who do survive face
risks of lifelong challenges of cere-
bral palsy, mental retardation,
chronic lung disease, and vision
and hearing loss and other develop-
mental problems ..
During an average week in Flori-'
da, 563 babies are born preterm, 89
babies are born very preterm, 358
babies are born low birth weight
and 66 babies are born with a very
low birth weight.
When individuals raise money
and participate in WalkAmerica,
they are helping the March of


housing, they could be given to
local governments. Staff was
requested to schedule a public
hearing at the earliest conven-
ience for the review and deter-
mination of an inventory list of
all county property appropriate
for affordable housing.
Negotiations for use of the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center by the Okeechobee
County Cattlemen's Association
are back on track. Wes
Williamson of the cattlemen's
association stated. his organiza-
tion had reviewed the draft of a
proposed agreement.
He said there were a few
minor details that needed to be
worked out and he requested a
workshop. April 12 and April 26
were suggested as possible
dates, whichever date was
agreeable to the cattlemen.
In other action, the board:
scheduled a public hearing
for April 26 to consider aban-
doning a platted easement in
Lar-Kee Lakes;
relocated a drainage ease-
ment to allow for construction
of affordable senior housing on
the property south of N.W
Fourth Street and between N.W.
Third Lane and the city limits;
approved a change order to
offset the cost of insurance on
construction of fire station num-
ber 4 in the amount of $13,440;
approved three change
orders totaling $13,719.09 for
the midway/carnival area at the
agri-civic center.
*: awarded a contract for
refurbishment and reinstallation
of an ambulance module at a
cost of $44,750;
scheduled an executive
session for April 26 to discuss
the lawsuit with ARC;
changed the first meeting
in May to Monday, May 7, due to
a conflict in schedule; and,
voted to submit a plan to
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronment Protection for aban-
donment of a well at the county
swimming pool.

Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda may be reached at pgaw-
da@newszap.com.


Dimes raise money to fund
research and programs to find the
causes of premature babies.
There are many ways to partici-
pate in WalkAmerica whether as an
individual, a team or even a busi-
ness. Even if someone does not
choose to walk they can participate
by sponsoring a spirit station as
well as other sponsorship opportu-
nities.
Some veteran teams have
scheduled March of Dimes
fundraising events as follows:
For more information about reg-
istration opportunities one may
contact Laura McCall 863-763-3131
or Cindy Hernandez 772-562-0115
orvisitwww.modimes.org.

Post ypur opinions in the Public
IssuesFotwn at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Arrest

Continued From Page 1
The deputy followed as the vehi-
cle turned and went south on State
Road 710. When the vehicle
increased speed to approximately
80 mph, the deputy activated his
siren and advised the Sheriff's
Office Communications that the
vehiclewas fleeing.
"The subject began passing cars
with oncoming traffic coming at
him, putting other drivers in dan-
ger," the deputy stated.
The fleeing driver turned on
Southeast 30th Parkway and again
accelerated to speeds of 80 mph in
a residential area, the report contin-
ues.
The fleeing driver went to the
end of Southeast 30th Parkway to
the cul de sac. "I attempted to stop
my car so the subject could not
pass. Instead, the subject drove at
my car, putting me in fear he was
going to strike my vehicle," the
deputy wrote. "I repositioned my
car and he continued to drive at me
as if he were-going to strike me. The
vehicle barely made it past myvehi-
cle and started traveling north again
at a high rate of speed. The vehicle
continued north in the 6000 block.
Deputy S. Morrison then came
around the corner of Southeast
59th Boulevard. The subject then
reduced speed and pulled off to the
east side of the road. The subject
was ordered from the vehicle and
placed into custody."
The driver spoke no English, so
Officer Belen Reyna of the Okee-
chobee Police Department was
called to translate.
A witness, William Rose Jr.
pulled up on the scene and advised
he had seen the driver throw a
package from the vehicle along the
curve near his house, the report
continues. Mr. Rose had recovered
the package, using paper towels to
preserve any fingerprints. He gave
the deputies the item he had recov-
ered.
According the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's office reports, the
package continued 256 grams of a
white powdery substance which
tested positive for cocaine.
Rodrigo Perez-Mejea, 34, of
Lehigh Acres, was charged with
operating a motor vehicle without a
license, fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer, aggravated
assault and trafficking in cocaine.
'iotal boi d was set at $171,000.


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Frday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from the east at 10 to 15
mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
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low will be in the mid 60s. The wind will be from the northeast at 10
to 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight. The chance
of rain is 20 percent.
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be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in
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Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board
and the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by
4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects,
general contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons.
Board terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55
S.E. Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can
also be obtained on the web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or
hold any elective position of office of the government of the City
or County of Okeechobee.

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in
the coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

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.

Deadline for photo contest nears
BELLE GLADE -- The deadline to enter the Black Gold Jubilee
photography contest to be held in Belle Glade is nearing.
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The Black
Gold Jubilee festival will be held Saturday, April 21.
For information, rules and entry forms, contact Sara Phillips at
the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S. Main, St., Belle
Glade, Fl, 33430. Or, call her at (561) 996-2745.

Club hosting dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a
dance from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway -- one mile east of U.S. 27.
The Skylarks will play for your dancing and listening pleasure.
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 Match with
the tango being featured.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.


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Obituaries


Paul David Oatley

Paul David Oatley, 69, of
Okeechobee, died Monday,
March 19, 2007, at Raulerson
Hospital. He has been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1990, and
is a member of the Moose
Lodge, VFW, and AMVETS. He
proudly served in the South
Pacific as a member of the Unit-
ed States Marine Corps. Mr. Oat-
ley has been an Okeechobee
School Crossing Guard with the
Okeechobee Sheriff's Depart-


ment for the past seven years.
He was certainly loved by all and
a best friend to
many.
Mr. Oatley
is preceded in
death by his
wife Geral-
dine.
Survivors
include: sons,
Drew Oatley Paul David
of Oviedo and Oatley
Aaron Oatley
of Boca Raton; daughter, Paula


(Michael) Franco of Womels-
dorf, Pa.; grandchildren,
Nicholas, Savannah and Agatha;
and, three sisters, Gladys Long
of Michigan, Patricia Bennett of
Oklahoma, and Karen Gambino
of Michigan. He will also be
missed by his beloved dog Tar-
B.
There will be no visitation or
services at this time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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Have you ever received a
surprise gift from a dear friend
and as you were opening it, you
made this remark, "Now, they
shouldn't have done that!"
What a wonderful feeling!
arme heain
fact, aw a r in i n g
experience of
getting some-
thing for noth-
ing is actually
beyond
description.
These rare
and wonder-
By Paul ful occasions
ass hw l are few and far
Buxton between. They
fact, that we are inclined to ques-
tion the motives of many of the
most noble acts of love.
What else can be expected of a
person who lives in a world where
it seems to be "every man for him-
self." What valuable time a person
has seems to be devoted to his fam-
ily group, and there isn't enough to
share with others.
Many years ago, someone
wrote these words: "Love never
asks how little it can do; love
always asks how much." To this
statement, we could add "Love
goes farther than any man could
look for who is guided by cold and
calculating reasoning."
Thought to Remember: In my
haste, let me find what guides me.



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Substance Coalion shares 'Underage drinking laws'


Sub stance Coalition shares 'Underage drinking laws'


What parents
should know
As a parent, you cannot
give alcohol to your teen's
friends under the age of 21
under any circumstance, even in
your own home, even with their
parent's permission.
You cannot knowingly
allow a person under 21, other
than your own child, to remain
in your horf "or on vour proper-


ty while consuming or possess-
ing alcohol.
If you break the law
You can face a maximum
sentence of sixty days in jail
and/or a $500 fine.
Others can sue you if you
give alcohol to anyone under 21
and they, in turn, hurt someone,
hurt themselves or damage
property.


Things you can
do as a parent
Refuse to supply alcohol to
children.
Be at home when your teen
has a party.
Make sure that alcohol is
not brought into your home or
property by your teen's friends.
Talk to other parents about
not providing alcohol at other
events your child will be attend-


Create alcohol-free oppor-
tunities and activities in your
home so teens will feel wel-
come.
Call law enforcement to
report violations.
This information is from the
program: Parents who host lose
the most! Don't be a party to
teenage drinking. It's against the
law!


We do not need a special day
to bring you to our mind.
The days we doI not think of
IyoU are Uc 01/ hard to find.
Each morning when we awake.
we know that oL are gone. and
nto one knows file heartache as
xe hit to carril lo1.
Our hearts still achei with
saiidness and secret tears still flow.
,v hat it meant to lose yiou, no one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you,
iour place no one can fill:
In life' we love your dearlit; in death, we love iou still.
Thicre will aldiw/s be a heartadce. and often a silent tear,
But alwaYs a precious memori/ of the daYts
when y/ou were near.
1-\'e hold you close within our hearts,
and there ilou will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives -.
until we meet again.
Our fiauilh chain is broken and nothing seems
same.iI but as God calls us one 1b1 one, ;?`.,.
the chain will link again.
We Love and Miss You,
Your Loving Family




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In Memory of
SWilliam Irvin "Billy" Till, Jr.
June 9, 1980 ~ March 23, 2003
We thought of you with love today, but that is
nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday and days before
... -' .....that too.
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S All we have are memories and your
picture in a frame
Your memory is our ..
keepsake with which
we'll never part
God has you in His
keeping; we have you in
our hearts
Still sadly missed by
Mother, Brother, Friends & Relatives,


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RECYCLING: I have been reading a lot in the paper lately about
people asking for curbside recycling out in the county. Years ago
they started a pilot project, and then nothing. About 80 percent of
the county is still waiting for this service. It is very difficult to recycle
in Okeechobee County. The "Okeechobee recycles" signs are a joke.
We would be happy to sort the newspapers, plastic and bottles if
someone would give us bins and pick it up. This is something the
county commissioners need to work on. As big as it is, the landfill
won't last forever. People would recycle if you would give them a lit-
tle encouragement and make it easier. The city residents have curb-
side recycling. County residents should have it too especially
those who live in neighborhoods where there are enough houses in
one spot to make it worthwhile. I can understand not wanting to run
all the way out to the Prairie to pick up recycle bins. But they should
at least have curbside recycling as far as Lazy 7. They had the first
"phase" of setting up curbside recycling and then just stopped.
What about the rest of us?

BY-PASS: I believe the county commission recently heard from
someone who proposed they plan a by-pass road around Okee-
chobee, so that all of the traffic would not have to go through the
center of.town. I wish the county would jump on this and get it start-
ed, This morning I had to run off the road into a ditch to avoid going
head-on with a semi on S.R. 70. He was passing in a no-passing
zone, arid I had the right of way, but considering how big that truck
was in relation to my vehicle, I figured it would not help me a lot to
be "right" if I was dead. I picked the ditch over a head-on collision.
There is too much traffic on S.R. 70, and it is only going to get worse.
We need a by-pass.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEEDED: I am not a fan of the concrete
housing deal. I really haven't made up my mind one way or the
other on that issue. But as to why they want to build housing, I think
you have to look at the difference between "low income" and
"affordable" housing. From my reading of it, they want to build
something that a worker who makes $40,000 a year can afford to
buy. The housing boom priced most middle class workers out of the
dream of buying a home of their own. Ten years ago, you could get a
really nice house for $80,000 to $100,000 and a "starter" home for
under $60,000. Look at the real estate prices now. The pay rates
have not gone up at the rate that the real estate prices have. A
$40,000 salary is pretty good pay for around here, but the housing
prices are just sky high. A person making that salary is not consid-
ered "low income," but they certainly need '"affordable housing."

GENERATION OF RENTERS: In regard to the pay scale at the con-
crete plant, $40,000 average is pretty good. In addition to the con-
crete plant workers I think the $40K salary range would probably
include most school teachers, city and county fire and police/sheriff
employees and many other workers in the need for "affordable
housing". With the "housing boom" there are now plenty of high
end houses and not much entry level housing available. It is begin-
ning to look like we are entering a whole generation of renters and
very few being able to afford the costs of home ownership.

CONCRETE PLANT: This is in regard to the article stating the
J a r salary at the concrete plant was estimated around $40,000 a
year. Many working husbands and wives that don't make $40,000 a
year combined. I don't know how they do it? So, if Royal Concrete
can bring affordable housing to this area I give them a thumb's up

TIMESHARES AT BLUE HERON: I have friendsvho live in Okee-'
chobee Estates and I am concerned about the traffic problems. If
they want to build more units back in Blue Heron, they need more
access roads so that the traffic does not all go through Okeechobee
Estates. There is already too much traffic on those residential streets.

BLUE HERON PROPOSAL: Southeast Contractors & Engineer Inc
is proposing 84 timeshare units and 30 duplexes which means 60
duplex units if rezoned, they will go ahead with the $5 million prop-
erty purchase. Most Blue Heron residents are against this rezoning,
of course SE is proposed making a super-duper renovated golf
course. The golfers are really wanting a golf course, but first all the
time shares must be sold, says SE, realizing that they have to sell 84
timeshares at $15,000 each, which totals $63 million dollars. They
want three, four story buildings. We are trying to get Okeechobee
Estate people to start a petition saying the simple fact that there is
already a serious traffic problem on the only two roads leading to
and from S.R.70. We'll help you set up the Petition. 84 new people in
timeshares a week will come in and out from S.R. 70 into S.E. 8th
Ave. besides 60 duplex residents (and this is only considering one
car each person) Also they want to build a clubhouse with a restau-
rant/lounge so now more delivery trucks, construction crews, heavy
machinery, school buses for duplex kids, boats and trailers, more
cars, etc. and how about these people coming to work in Blue
Heron driving down these inadequate roads? There is no other
access; All these timeshare people will be transit visitors. We are
zoned a single family residential community and want to remain
that way. The county/city has recently purchase a "used" fire ladder
truck, but a fire vehicle coming thru all this traffic would be a major
problem.

BULLIES: I agree that bullies are insecure. I have read that people
who pick on gays do so because they are not secure in their own
sexuality.



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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
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
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.
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
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
ble Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meets 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of 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 located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For Information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 111-1 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Information,
call (863) 357-0297.. ;,
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public Is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For Information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. In
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and Informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone Is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For 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.


Singer, songwriter and storyteller Bob Patterson will be
appearing in storytelling concert at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. With a
distinctive voice and 12-string guitar technique, Mr. Patterson
will take you on a trip through the real Florida. His stories will tie
you back to the land, to the plants and animals, to Florida's pre-
cious water and to Florida's real people. This program is spon-
sored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public.

Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold
an indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 31, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Coffee and donuts will be avail-
able in the morning and hot dogs and sodas will be sold for lunch.
Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. For information, contact Jesse
Black at (863) 467-7068.


Community Events

Juvenile justice group meets
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.

Tax laws topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at
I and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Michael Dobrinski, IRS media relations specialist for
South Florida and Louisiana. The topic of the show will be com-
mon errors made by tax filers; changes in tax laws; extended
provisions; and, Internet scams. For information, call IRS at 1-
800-829-1040 or visit www.irs.gov.

Church hosts 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
baking contest. Pastors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be
speaking. Bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair. For
information call Judy at (863) 357-1581, or the church at (863)
467-1733.

VFW #4423 to hold contest
VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will hold an open house
in conjunction with a Karaoke contest, The contest is open to
the public (as our guests).
Preliminaries are Saturday, March 24 and 31 and April 7 and
14. Warm up and practice begins at 6 p.m. The Winner each
week goes to the finals on April 21 at 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry
fee and all the fees go to the winners. For information about the
contest and membership call David at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at
the VFW at (863) 763-0818.

New FOE is forming
A new Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. A member-
ship 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 I
p.m. Boston butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for
a donation of $6 per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auc-
tion, 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 Okeechobee. 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.

Eastern Star hosts breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold a breakfast on Sunday, March 25, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., frorm-8-until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $5 per person. The menu includes scrambled eggs,
homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon and sausage,
hashbrown casserole, grits, fruit, orange juice and coffee. For
information, contact Jesse Black at (863) 467-7068 or Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.

Prophecy conference scheduled
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St., will present a
prophecy conference with Dr. Daniel Fried, director of the Hope
of Israel Missions on Sunday, March 25 at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.;
and, Monday through Wednesday, March 26-28 at 7 p.m.

School board plans 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 Okee-
chobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

CCC to host special speakers
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, March 27,
at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting
is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and
share information regarding services for children and their fami-
lies. The guest speaker will be Denise Huggins, from the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network, and Judi Miller, from Big Brother/Big
Sisters. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

United Way meeting slated
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday, March
27, at 8 a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 N. U.S. 441.

Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday,
March 28. For information call (863) 763-2488.

BHR church presents puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress
St., will host the puppet presentation "Dare to Run!" by Steve
and Rhonda McPeck, Stephany and Olivia on Wednesday,
March 28, at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Library plans storytelling event


Community Events

Consumer topic on radio show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 31, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at
1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special
guests will be Sonia McCabe, assistant supervisor for the
Bureau of Consumer Assistance and Don Dietrich, consumer
complaint analyst, Florida Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services. The topics of the show will be complaints,
scams, fraud and identity theft. For information call 1-800-HELP-
FLA (435-7352) or visit www.800helpfla.com.; 1-800-352-9832
(en Espanol); Florida Attorney General fraud line, 1-866-966-
7226.

Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677.S.W 32nd St., will present an
Easter 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.

Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented
by the Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday week-
end, Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and, Saturday, March 31, at 2
and 7 p.m. at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. For informa-
tion, call Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Prom dress rescue under way
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 beautiful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting
idle in closets, and make them available free to those who need
them. For those who wish to donate a gown, arrangements can
be made to pick up dresses. For information, call Pam Chesley
at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.


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Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
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By Nena Bolan,
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN A greatly
needed job fair was held at the
Doyle Conner Building for resi-
dents and visitors on March 15.
Approximately 15 prospec-
tive employers set up booths
with representatives from their
companies or agencies.
Tracy Whirls of Glades Coun-
ty Economic Development
Council organized the day with
assistant Valerie Jacobs and the
help of Janice Groves of Hendry
County Economic Development
Council.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office was very visible and look-
ing for recruits to man the new
correction facility on S.R 78.
Sergeant Kimberly Hill and
Major Richard Jones were there
to introduce employment
prospects about the openings
and job benefits.
Sgt. Hill said the current jail
has space for 40 beds, but the
new facility will have room for
442 beds. That is a large
increase which will require
more personnel to be hired, she
said.
"We are recruiting for many
positions to staff the facility and
we are concentrating :now on
critical staff," the sergeant said.
Right now there are openings
for record clerk, systems/IT,
booking clerk, maintenance,
central control and correctional
officers. The sergeant also said
that the sheriff's office is always


looking for deputies and dis-
patchers.
There are also current staff
members who will move to the
new facility.
"We move in June and will
announce a grand opening
soon," Sgt. Hill said. "We are so
proud of it, and it is a new
opportunity for the county."
The corrections facility will
need a medical staff, too. This
will be contracted to Armor Cor-
rectional Health Services. This
service for inmates will be like a
clinic or small hospital with
infirmary beds, doctors, nurses,
dental health workers, and men-
tal health workers.
Reg Mills was the recruiter for
Armor that day. According to
him, the, company has several
corrections health clinics in
Florida and other states.
"We have people who will be
on-site to do interviews within
the next few weeks and we will
do tours of the building later
on," Mr. Mill said.
Some of the booths were set
up by agencies that help job
seekers with employment
skills, job searches, basic educa-
tion, ESOL classes and GED
preparation.
The Career and Service Cen-
ter of Southwest Florida, and the
Migrant and Seasonal Farm
Workers invited people to their
workshops for training.
Both Glades and Hendry
school districts were on hand to
inform job seekers about their
programs that help .adults


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INI/Nena Bolan
Sergeant Kimberly Hill- and Major Richard Jones informed
job seekers about the many openings at the new corrections
facility in Moore Haven. There are also medical staff posi-


tions available.
improve their reading, writing
and math skills.
Glades County School District
has a GED prep class offered in
the evening at Moore Haven
High School.
LaBelle Adult School, and
Clewiston Adult School are part
of the Hendry County School
District.
They offer basic education,
ESOL, GED classes, Para -Pro
test and the Test of Adult Basic
Education (TABE) which is used
by many employers before a
person is hired. Call 674- 4118 in
LaBelle, and 983-1512 in Clewis-
ton.


Clewiston hires administrator


Board votes to hire
Wayne O'Neil as top
county employee

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON Hendry Coun-
ty commissioners voted March 13
to hire Wayne O'Neil as the new
county administrator.,
Mr. O'Neil beat out candidates
from throughout the state and
country for the position.
Hendry County has been with-
out a full-time county administra-
tor since former administrator
Lester Baird Sr. announced his
retirement late last year. Mr. Baird
continued serving in the capacity
until Feb. 1, his last day with the
county.
Since then, County Attorney
Mark Lapp has served in the inter-
im role while the board advertised
the position and interviewed
prospective candidates.


The county advertised the
position with a salary range of
$90,000 and $150,000 and
received letters of interest imme-
diately.
The board agreed to use a
ranking system to select the new
administrator, with each commis-
sioner individually scoring their
favorites. The ranking ended with
three final candidates that the
commission decided met their
criteria.
The three candidates were
individually interviewed, and
underwent background checks
while commissioners submitted a
final ranking list.
The ultimate choice was
announced last week, during the
March 13 board of county com-
missioners meeting in Clewiston.
The board voted to hire Mr.
O'Neil, and agreed to set his sug-
gested annual salary at $125,000.
Based on his resume, Mr.
O'Neil has a diverse background
in municipal government, having


served in the city manager role
three times in Michigan cities.
He was the city manager for
Keego, Mich. for two years,
before accepting the position of
city manager for Clawson, Mich.,
where he served for three years.
Most recently, he was the city
manager for Eastpointe, Mich. for
six years, starting in 2000.
In a letter to the Hendry Coun-
ty board, Mr. O'Neil writes that
among his proudest achieve-
ments is making an impact in
community involvement in the
Michigan cities. He said it is
important for public officials to-
give back to the community..
No start date has yet been
determined, according to the
county's human resource depart-
ment. After the selection was
made, county officials were set to
contact Mr. O'Neil to formalize a
contract and any salary request
he may have.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can
be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Glades County asked to help restore lake


Project will remove the Harney Pond Recreation Area.
The community of Lakeport is
sediment from nearby.
bottom of lake bed Glades County mans the recre-
ation area and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation -Commis-
By Nena Bolan sion maintains boat ramp condi-
Special to Okeechobee News tions at the location.
The South Florida Water Man-
MOORE HAVEN Glades agement District has offered near-
County officials will be involved in ly $1 million to fund a vegetation
Lake Okeechobee Restoration sediment survey of the area and
efforts. to remove and dispose of phos-
At the March 13 meeting, phorous laden sediment outside
Glades County commissioners of the lake. Florida Fish and
and the county manager decided Wildlife Conservation Commis-
to consider bids from contractors sion will offer technical assistance
as the county prepares to oversee and construction coordination.
the man-power and equipment The location encompasses 400,
needed to utilize removal and dis- acres of willows, cattails and sedi-
posal of phosphorous laden sedi- ment. The water management
ments from Lake Okeechobee. district estimates that 200 of these
This will restore the natural acres can be restored with the
sand bottom, nurture fish spawn- current funding.
ing and improve conditions for Glades County will oversee all
recreational activities, officials aspects of sediment removal, sur-
said. veying, permitting, material test-
This area of restoration is in ing and disposal. Existing county
the northwest shore zone of Lake equipment will be used. The
Okeechobee by Harney Pond county will seek bids before the
Canal (C-41), and is adjacent to next meeting on March 26 and


then further discuss the project.
The day after the meeting
County Commissioner Paul Beck
was consulted for comments. He
lives in Lakeport and the restora-
tion area is about a mile from his
home.
Mr. Beck mentioned that the
cleanup might help local busi-
nesses that catet to fishermen and
tourists.
"Fish like a nice clean, sandy
bottom," he said. "It is going to be
a tremendous fish magnet."
Paul Beck also talked about
how realistic the funding amount
will be, and if it is a sufficient
amount to get the job done.
"Close to three quarters of all
money spent will be on trucking,"
Mr. Beck said. "I would like to see
realistic costs of removal."
The large project is time-sensi-
tive and all parties involved want
to begin removal soon because
the sediment is exposed due to
low lake levels.

Editor's Note: Staff Writer
Nena Bolan can be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com.


Arrest Report


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 Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Yordanka Perez, 25, of Miami,
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner and charged with possession
of marijuana under 20 grams; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and
driving while license suspended. He
was later released on $2,500.
Michael Scheer, 39, of Umatil-
la, was arrested on March 8, by
Deputy Bryan Enderle and charged
with possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription and
trafficking controlled substances. He
was held on S20,000 bond.
Abel Rayo, 40, of LaBelle, was
arrested on March 8, by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active Collier
County warrant. He was later
released on a $1,500 cash bond.
John Rouse, III, 36, of Lake-
port, was arrested on March 9, by


Deputy John Loper on an active
Okeechobee County warrant. He
was later released on a $1,000 sure-
ty bond.
Tony Wiggins, 43, of Frost-
proof, was arrested on March 9, by
Deputy Joe Saruppo on charges of
driving while license suspended. He
was later released on a $2,500 sure-
ty bond.
Franklin Roundtree, 22, of
Dave City, was arrested on March 9,
by Deputy Richard Ermeri on an
active Pasco County warrant. He
was held on $15,000.
Virginia Garner, 21, of Lehigh
Acres was arrested on March 9, by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on an active
warrant for violation of probation.
She was held in custody without
bond.
Karen Cook, 41, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on March 10,
by Deputy Leslie Fuce and charged
with domestic violence ind battery.
She was later released on a $2,500
surety bond.
Juan Fuentes, 36, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on March 10,
by Detective Sgt. Don Salo and
charged with dealing in stolen prop-


erty. He was later released on a
$10,000 surety bond.
Steven Erwin, 19, of LaBelle,
was arrested on March 14, by Deputy
Don Croswell on an active Hendry
County Warrant. He was later
released on a $3,500 surety bond.
Bruce Mills, 23, of Naples, was
arrested on March 15, by Deputy
Richard Ermeri and charged with
possession of cocaine. He was held
in custody on $7,500 bond.
James Gore, 28, of Pembroke
Pines, was arrested on March 15, by
SPD Officer Jackson and charged
with driving while license suspend-
ed. He was later released on a
$5,000 surety bond.
Lorenzo Beaver, 43, of Moore
Haven, was arrested on March 16,
by Deputy Jason Griner and
charged with burglary and grand
theft. He was held in custody on
$20,000 bond.
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 newspaper.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
23, through Thursday, March 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"The Last Mimzy"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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 Ill "Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday .at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Today in
History
Today is Friday, March 23, the
82nd day of 2007. There are 283
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 23, 1775, Patrick
Henry made his famous call for
American independence from
Britain, telling the Virginia Provin-
cial Convention, "Give me liberty, or
give me death!"
On this date:
In 1792, Joseph Haydn's Sym-
phony No. 94 in G Major (the "Sur-
prise" symphony) was performed
publicly for the first time, in Lon-
don.
In 1806, explorers Lewis and
Clark, having reached the Pacific
coast, began their journey back
east.
In 1857, culinary expert Fannie
Farmer was born in Boston.
In 1919, Benito Mussolini found-
ed his Fascist political movement in
Milan, Italy.
In 1933, the German Reichstag
adopted the Enabling Act, which
effectively granted Adolf Hitler dic-
tatorial legislative powers.
In 1956, Pakistan became an
independent republic within the
British Commonwealth.
In 1965, America's first two-per-
son space flight began as Gemini 3
blasted off from Cape Kennedy,
Fla., with astronauts Virgil I. Gris-
som and John W Young aboard.
In 1983, President Reagan first
proposed developing technology to
intercept enemy missiles-a pro-
posal that came to be known as the
Strategic Defense Initiative, as well
as "Star Wars."
In 1996, Taiwan held its first
direct presidential elections; incum-
bent Lee Teng-hui was the victor.
In 2001, Russia's orbiting Mir
space station ended its 15-year
odyssey with a fiery plunge into the
South Pacific.
Ten years ago: Amid renewed
violence, Israel's Cabinet called on
the Palestinian Authority to crack
down on Islamic militant groups,
but stopped short of suspending
peace talks. The American Cancer
Society recommended that women
begin annual mammograms at age
40.
Five years ago: President Bush,
during a visit to South America,
pledged cooperation with Peru in
the fight against terrorism. Girls in
Afghanistan celebrated their return
to school for the first time in years.
Irina Slutskaya captured her first
world title, defeating four-time
champion Michelle Kwan at the
World Figure Skating Champi-
onships in Nagano, Japan. Opera
and pop singer Eileen Farrell died in
Park Ridge, NJ., at age 82.
One year ago: U.S. and British
forces freed three Christian peace
activists one Briton and two
Canadians near Baghdad, end-
ing a four-month hostage ordeal
that saw an American in the group
killed. Police took DNA samples
from 46 members of the Duke Uni-
versity lacrosse team after a
woman hired to dance for a party
charged she'd been raped. (Three
players were indicted on charges of .
attacking the woman, but the rape
counts were later dropped.)
Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland
won his second straight World Fig-
ure Skating Championships title, in
Calgary, Alberta. Conductor and
opera company director Sarah
Caldwell died in Portland, Maine, at


age 82. Desmond T. Doss.Sr., a con-
scientious objector whose achieve-
ments as a noncombatant earned
him a Medal of Honor in World War
II, died in Piedmont, Ala., at age 87.
Today's Birthdays: Comedian
Marty Allen is 85. Movie director
Mark Rydell is 73. Singer-producer
Ric Ocasek is 58. Singer Chaka
Khan is 54. Actress Amanda Plum-
mer is 50. Actress Hope Davis is 43.
Comedian John Pinette is 43. Actor
Richard Grieco is 42. Country musi-
cian Kevin Griffin (Yankee Grey) is
42. Actress Marin Hinkle is 41. Rock
singer-musician Damon Albarn
(Blur) is 39. Actress-singer Melissa
Errico is 37. Rock musician John
Humphrey (The Nixons) is 37.


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FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
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ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
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CAT- black and white, male,
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CHILDS SMALL BLACK ZIP.
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LAB: Light Yellow, 6 mo. old,
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PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
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CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
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863-673-4003
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RABBITS (2): Female, with
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Treeing Walker Coonhound,
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(954)793-3203





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March 23rd & 24th, 8am to ??
Furniture, clothes, dining room
table, entertainment center,
lawn mower, lots of misc.
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March 24th & 25th
8:30am to??
Clothing, toys, sporting goods,
knick knacks, CDs, printers,
keyboards, electronics,
baby items & lots more.
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
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Opportunities Available
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Immediate openings
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work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



LOT-LAND CLEARING
Construction &
debris hauling.
Insured. Call
Adam (863)441-5642



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/SuppHes/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
WAS 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNITS (2), 110
watts, $100 for both or will
separate. (863)610-0060


DISHWASHER, Frigidaire,
black, works great, $50
(863)763-0691
FREEZER: $100.
863-447-4153
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto Ice maker.
$200 (863)763-0691
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262


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REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
in garage, $40.
(561)629-6213
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
(561)629-6213
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
warranty. $210.
863-763-8149
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
fer. (863)357-2271
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
863-634-3407
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
(863)674-1355


.FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
Cell# 234-9691
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.



ALUMINUM WIRE 3/0, 400
+/- Ft. New. Sell for half price.
$250. for all. (863)467-1456
Metal Roofing & Siding: Stand-
ing seam & ribbed panels,
alum shutters. Local MFG,
Low $$$ Deliv. 772-201-9519
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installaton ofStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutfers
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765



CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8x12 large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-7552


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


CHILDREN'S DRESSER- Whit.
good condition. $25.
(863)675-4432
CRADLE SWING, Fisher-Price,
Nature's Touch. Like new,
used 1 month. Paid $150,
asking $100 (863)763-8622
HIGH CHAIR, white, asking
$25 or best offer.
(863)467-1325


JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $325. 863-673-0980
MEANS DRESS SHOES, Black,
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987

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COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627


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ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony


CRAFTERS/QUILTERS SUP-
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
(561)629-6213



FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747 .
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BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
239-289-2896
CABINET, white, $25 or best
offer. (863)467-1325
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
condition. $75
(863)675-4432
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
$75. (863)675-6180
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
(863)675-3793
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
(863)532-1351
LOVESEAT: $60.
(863)697-0845
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5:5' x 40". $300.
239-340-8502
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA SETS- 2, With
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
ate. (863)467-7336
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
(863)357-8296
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
$800 (863)675-3793
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful, with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
863-763-8149



GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123

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BERETTA STORM- Carbine. 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
$625 (863)763-3210
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
$625. (606)219-3890
COLT DEFENDER 45 ACP,
stainless steel, 8 shot, like
new, $900 (863)763-3210
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
1890-1910. $150.
772-370-9837
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
offer. (734)777-4495


SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
(772)461-8822



BODY BY JAKE- Very good
condition. $150.
(863)612-9811
BOWFLEX- Top of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL: Sport Craft,
brand new, fully assembled.
Paid $265, asking $200 neg.
863-674-0057 after 5pm
TREADMILL- Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
WEIGHT'BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
dlympic weight set, $300
neg. (863)885-1026



FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
(863)467-6960



CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK
W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
separate (863)467-2148
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
(863)357-2271


PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
(863)467-8681
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HANDICAP WALKER, Winnie
Walker Rollator, blue, hand
brakes, adjustable handles,
seat, $65. (863)467-8816
HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
$300. 863-763-4612
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000.
(863)612-9811
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
neg. (863)357-5988


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera video & tunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-302-1592 after 2pm.
JACUZZI SPA: Seats 8, like
new, easy lift cover. $2300
or best offer. 863-467-8548



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
$150. (863)697-1443
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
$125(863)484-0105



EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
(863)634-6087
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
$800. (863)357-0434
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
(863)634-6087.


JACK RUSSELL: Free to good
home. 772-473-7114
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
trained. $400.
(863)634-2137
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
(863)634-6087
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
$800. (863)467-4337



TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, $20 for both will sell
separate (863)675-4990



HOT TUB, 6 person, blue in
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or
(863)-634-7210
JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
yrs old, with cover, excellent
condition, paid $3500 ask-
ing $1000 (863)946-3333

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BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
(863)467-9048
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
863-634-7608
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
(863)634-6087
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$500.(863)634-2812



SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476


SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
(863)763-8622
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75. (863)763-3551


BILL COSBY (2 Tickets) 6:30
pm, 3/28/2007 @ Kravis
Center. Excellent seats. $100
for both. (863)697-6267


ARBOR PRESS, Bench model,
3 ton, like new. $75
(863)610-1120
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
863-673-2314
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
separately. (863)675-1138
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
(863)514-8705
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classfltleds.


VCR- Sharp, like new plus 35
movies. Asking $150.
(772)461-8822


CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
863-697-8731
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25.863-697-8731
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? LooR no
further than the classl-
fieds.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Prodacts 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
(863)234-9595


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MARE- 16 yr. old. $300.
863-634-6087 Call anytime.


BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150.239-340-4758
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
863-634-1479
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
good, $2500.
(863)763-5935
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
(863)467-2746
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
tion. $500. 863-675-1754
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
engine. $200.
863-675-1754
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
863-675-8141
LAWN MOWER, Gas Edger,
Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, 2
Tree Trimmers, $500.
(561)629-6213
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, Electric start .
Runs & mows good. $275.
or best offer. (863)357-0516
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
$250. (863)467-2984
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400. 863-675-8141



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For Sale
Call (863)467-7998
For More Info
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328


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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commerolal
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


OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
(863)634-3257
OKEECHOBEE: 606 NW 3rd
Ave, 2br/2ba, no pets.
$800/mo. 1st & last req'd.
Call Debbie at 863-763-3173
OKEECHOBEE: Lg 1BR or 2BR
In town, furnished, no pets,
$685/mo + util. 1st & sec.
(863)634-0322



COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE:
11055 Hwy 441 North /
Okeechobee, FL 2520 sq ft
$1000/mo. 1st, last & sec.
863-763-5062



OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462
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that's updated regularly:
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BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
9-3.863-467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. mmed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, lba, small
pet okay, Four Seasons area,
$800 moves you in. Will
work on Sec Dep. House will
be ready April 1st. Can see
before. (863)634-4524
OKEECHOBEE LITTLE
FARMS- 2 acres, fenced,
3/2, $1400/mo, Rent w/op-
tion (863)610-2126 Ive
msg.
RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
RIM CANAL,
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $700, mo. Incld
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
Cell (561)662-9421
WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
$1000/mth, deposit required.
Call 248-672-1528.



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Business Places -
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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
P ropty Inspection1060
Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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Riverbend Mobile Home
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mobiles! Affordable prices!
Owners Motivated!
Make Offers!


Community boat dock,
ramp, & cleaning station
available. Very nice well-
maintained & well-estab-
lished park. Priced from:
$25,900 $49,900





Come and take a look!
Behind Seacoast Nat'i
Bank Off Hwy 441 S.
To look inside one of
these wonderful
homes call:
Sena Treadway
863-697-3207


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
MARTIN COUNTY: 20 acres
with main house and small
house, can be nursery,
zoned agriculture. Good area
Fox Brown Road)
789,000. Will help with
financing. Call private owner
at 863-673-2612.
OPEN HOUSE
1401 SE 8th Drive.
Okeechobee Est.
Sat. March 24th 10 am-3 pm
Sun. March 25th 1pm-4 pm
(863)763-2461
Seller Moiivated


NEW LISTING 2964 NW 34th
Avenue. Bdght & cheery, this
6 room home will reflect your
love & personality without
costing a fortune. Quality
construction, updated roof,
vinyl siding & insulation, new
appliances, chain link fence, &
recent tree maintenance all
reduce the worry of
unanticipated repair costs.
Ample storage space even
for a pack rat! 12' x 16' metal
shed. FSBO $115,000.
Ph: 860-921-8408 or email
faithworks@optohline.net
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
Can be seen at 3632 NW 5th
St. Also, 4BR/2BA, Buy now
$995/mo. or $144,900. Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.,
(863)484-0809
OKEECHOBEE, Charming 3BR,
2BA CBS home. $139,900.
(561)748-8118 or
(561)762-5340
OPEN HOUSE- Sun Tue, Mar
25th Mar 27th. 1pm 6
'PM. Seminole Cove, 55+
Community, 2br, 2ba, Price
reduced to $87,000 or rea-
sonable offer.
(863)467-8492
R-BAR ESTATES: 2004 CBS
home, 3 br plus office, 2.5
ba, 3 car garage on 2 acres.
$474,000. Call
863-763-7329 or
954-605-0111


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



WATERFRONT PROPERTY
3/2 home plus small apart-
ment on 2 beautiful acres.
*125ftdock. 1893 No. Lake
Reedy Blvd., Frostproof
$659,000 (863)635-1169
www.centraffloddalakefront.info


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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
NEAR 128TH ST: Dble Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo + 1st, last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba mo-
bile, $650/mo.+ $400 dep.
In 55+ Community, 6 mos-
lease req (863)763-8342
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba, brand
new, waterfront, all new apple's
incl. w/d, lake access.
$1000/mo. 954-610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba mobile
home for rent, town water
and sewer, large lot. $800 /
month. Call 954-610-5345.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES:
OW MH, 2br, 2.5ba, Lake
access, Dock, Sea Wall, Fully
furnished. FL Rm. & Lg.
screened porch. C/Air & Heat.
W/D, D/W, $1200/mo + 1st,
last& sec. (863)467-8005 or
email whelwoo@strato.net



OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, on 1
acre lot; nice shade trees,
$79,900. (863)314-9861 or
(863)697-0173
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.
(863)674-1542


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ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
863-467-2824
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
rollers, $500.
(863)357-4446
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1600 neg. (863)697-0424
JON BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, 1
padded seat, no trailer or
motor, like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)763-8937
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
(863)763-2738
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: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
(863)357-5754
ROW BOAT:w/oars, 14 Ft., 2
hp, Suzuki O/B Motor & 21 Ft.
galvanized trailer. $700 for all.
(863)675-8559
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
$150. 863-612-1044
SAIL BOAT: Sunfish, with trail-
er. $200. 863-612-1044
6SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
(863)467-1169
SKEETER BOAT- 1979, 15 ft,
70hp Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, $600 or best offer
(863)763-6216
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/O. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
$5200. 513-260-6410 Okee
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
$1350 (863)467-7336
V Bottom Boat, 12 Ft., 9 spd.
troll, mtr., marine batt. an-
chor & paddles work. $750
neg. 863-824-0899
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90 hp Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto
(239)292-3558


JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
863-675-1891,540-616-7319
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
(863)946-3822
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
graded, ext. warranty,
32,500. (419)344-0599
TOYOTA HERITAGE- '80,
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K orig.
mi. $3900.352-572-3700


KEYSTONE CHALLENGER-
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
trade. (812)201-2806



CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
Sine, original equipment.
100 (863)610-1120
jISH B-
111 [RM9i


OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
(863)697-2033
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
(863)634-5421
KAWASAKI 440: $770
863-675-3401
MOTORHOME: 1995 Bounder,
35 ft, Class A gas, 62k mi.
Can be seen at Grandma's
Grove Lot 46. $24,900. Call
603-858-1005
SUZUKI RM250- '06, 2 cyl, Pd
$6200 new. Only used 5
hrs. Perfect condition Must
sell $4895. (863)673-2775


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REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/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
TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
863-357-0434/765-717-0596

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 30,I5
Marine Accessories 3(,'0
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030'
Sport Vehicles-'ATVs ?035

,Boats 3005


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
I r Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


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STARTING at only $59,900
This master planned community
features world class fishing, clubhouse
marina, u/g utilities and more!
SITE OF THE 2007
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POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
offer. (863)632-9166

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the



DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
(239)633-2159
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
offer (863)697-0424
MIDAS VOLUNTEER CAMPER
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
tiable. 863-357-2954
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
(518)651-4748
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, in Palm-
dale, avail 04/01/07, with
one slide-out, 33 ft, great
cond. $4000. 301-904-1524
or 863-674-1756


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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
SportUtility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 40M5
Vans 4070



CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
(772)882-0397
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500. (863)357-4446
CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE ARIES WAGON- '87,
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
$1200. (863)805-5266


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DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
(863)634-0016
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
$8500. 561-755-0910
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best offer.
863-763-1713 or
(772)215-1998
HYYNDAI ACCENT- '02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
condition. $3200.
(863)674-0634
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
$2500 (863)467-6475
MERCURY SABLE, '88, needs
trans. work, a/c, new bump-
ers & radiator, eng. runs
good, $600. (863)674-4757
NISSAN PULSAR '87- needs
work, asking $300
(863)514-8705
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
$4900.812-989-3022
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.
863-673-2314
Join al the people who
saY, "1 sold It lnthe cldas-
sille-s."


WANTED: Junk Cars, Will pay
$75 $100 for complete cars
towed in, or $50 $75 if
picked up. (863)763-2141


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KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
$2500 (863)467-8629



CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
$2500 (863)763-8201
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2000.
(863)634-5421
SUZUKI SAMURAIS, '85, '86
& '88, MUST SEE! $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
(772)519-2256.


ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
$500 (863)634-5225
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
(863)824-0801
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-3217
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)675-3499


AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
$1800. (863)234-9595
BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
(863)763-8937
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity face. Retail $300. Ask-
ing $200.561-683-7243 WPB
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
(863)634-5225 ,
FACTORY CHROME WHEELS,
(4) & TIRES, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
$175. (863)763-0944
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623


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FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup, $350 neg.
(863)228-1130
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
$150. 863-763-4612
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289
RIMS & TIRES- 4,17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
(863)634-6476
RIMS & TIRES (4), GM, 8 lug;
steel rims w/LP245/75/16
tires with centers. $150 or
best offer. (863)467-5616
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
863-634-7318,
TIRES, (4), BUCKSHOT,
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug rims
$450 neg. (863)634-9547
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n Intake,
5spd. $1400.863-675-2557
UTILITY TRUCK BED, Stahl, 8
Ft, $200. (863)634-7706


CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
(863)467-6960
DODGE DAKOTA, '92, 4X4,
New radiator, 4 new Dunlop
tires. Good 5.2 V8. $500. or
best offer. (812)968-4858
DODGE QUAD CAB '01- Red
53K miles, 318 eng, 230hp,
posi traction rear end, load-
ed, $9000 (863)610-7725
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604


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HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492

TOW DOLLY- Like new condi-
tion. good tires, lights &
straps. Asking $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER,'06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
863-467-2824


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DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
863-234-9901
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD WINDSTAR-'1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or
www.SpiderSights.com/van
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Community Events


Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN)'is preparing the 2007 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate
for your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in finding
activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this sum-
mer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okee-
chobee this summer in this guide. If your organization, club,
church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or
supervised activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no
charge to submit your activity.

Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on Satur-
day, March 31, from 8. a.m. until ? in the parking lot of the Good
Spirits Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Proceeds will benefit the club's
scholarship fund.

DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attend-
ing DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday,
March 31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast Flori-
da Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the contro-
versial topic, Clovis vs. Pre-Clovis. The presentation will be held at
DuPuis Management Area Visitor's Center, 23500 S.W. Kanner
Hwy., Canal Point. There is no admittance fee. For information, call
Kim Kanter at 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or, kkanter@sfwmd.gov.

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 proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be
held April 2.

The Footsteps of Jesus
Beginning Palm Sunday Night, April 1, His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene will present a 45-minute dramatization
reflecting each day in Holy Week brought to life with music and
narration. Services on Sunday will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2,
thorough Friday, April 6 services will begin at 7 p.m. You will hear
reflections of each of the day's events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the
mother of a little girl who sat on Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tan-
ner, the temple guard, and the Roman soldier. The church is locat-
ed at 425 S.W. 28th St, two blocks behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is
welcome. There will be no charge.

Church presents drama
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a praise
and worship Easter program titled "Lion of Judah-Calvary's Lamb"
on Sunday, April 1, at 4 and 6 p.m. The program will be presented
by the combined choirs and drama ministry of First Baptist Church.

Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board
will meet Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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 sug-
gested 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 information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at
(863) 634-2071.

Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Community
Resource Committee will meet Monday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to anyone interested in attending. For information
call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee Community Out-
reach/Training Committee will meet on Monday, April 9 from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to anyone
interested in attending. For information call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.


Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held on April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is welcome
and lunch will be served. For more information call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on April 10,
from 7 until 8 p.m. at Central Elementary School's Library for any-
one who can not attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and
PTO members from all Okeechobee Public and Private Schools are
encouraged to attend.

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series
"Green Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441.S.E.,.at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has
also appeared, on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Mar-
cus Whelby," "Little House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two
Disney movies, he is a dynamic Christian speaker who addresses
banquets, youth conferences, youth rallies, worship services and
prayer breakfasts.

Martha's House annual banquet planned
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on
April 16 at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6 p.m. The
banquet is free to the public but reservations are required and can
be made by calling (863) 763-2893.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide 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 return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-
1694.

AC S hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament
will be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the
Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W The entry fee is $130 per two-
person team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or $135 at
the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Regis-
tration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
ters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.;
or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

Main Street membership luncheon slated
Okeechobee Main Street general membership luncheon will be
held on Wednesday, March 28, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave. The April general membership luncheon and elec-
tion will be held on April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant. Any-
one interested may contact Karen Hanawalt, program manager, at
(863) 357-MAIN or Paul Mitchell, elections chair, at (863) 763-2111.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of
N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth
Health Day on May 12; from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will
include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of sub-
jects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer ses-
sion; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf inter-
preter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this
event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863)
763-2893 by April 30.

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 Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. 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 Produc-
tions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

SAC offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: "S.O.S." Stu-
dents Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between
the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug preven-
tion skits, write skits, and learn to give presentations. The program
will run for six weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two
sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and application call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.


SFWMD stages photo contest
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 pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/okee -.select Info & Education. This con-
test is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit
up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for
the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance
with electric'bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at
(863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter mem-
bers. The time and place for meetings will be announced. For infor-
mation call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are
available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 orna-
ment will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is avail-
able. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the
same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the fol-
lowing members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your
help! The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with
windows. We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could
perform this service and donate all or part of the supplies. We are
also in need of two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us
out, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax deductible.
Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863)
610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space, will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following require-
ments must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006;
the child could not have participated in a VPK program during the
school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility
from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career
Center. For information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E.,
is now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax
receipts are available at the office. For information, call Rosie at
(863) 763-4242.

Help.to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance
funds to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay
their FPL electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be
met to quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863)
763-6020 to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned
and an interview will be done over the phone to determine if you
qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation Army are by appoint-
ment only, no walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.


DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, -Runs
good. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
DODGE RAM F1500 '02-
white, single cab, 5.9L, V8,
58,500 miles, 20" rims, bed
liner, chrome grill, dual ex-
haust, cold air Intake, tinted
windows, great cond. $9500
or best offer. Must sell, kid
going to college. Call Rhonda
(239)986-3417 Ive msg.
FORD F150: '02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/I,
good tires, tool box, very
clean! $4700.863-675-0057
FORD F150, '86, 5.0 auto,
runs good, $900.
863-234-9901
FORD RANGER, '86, 4x4, 4
spd., auto with air, V6, new
tires, toolbox, very nice
truck, $2800.0863-234-9901
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as is.
(863)675-3313


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NTIeW.Ciat meCy Councl of the City olOkeechQbse, Flodda will
on iuesoay, AmI t, 2000(at 0:uu pu. or as soon nhereanler possible, at Lily Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 980: AN ORDI-
NANCE CORRECTING A SCRIVENERS ERROR IN THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 969 CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE AL-
LEYS OR ALLEYWAYS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 46, FIRST ADDI-
TION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 17 AND
BLOCK 1, ROYAL OAK ADDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 8, PUB.
LIC RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY
CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVID-
ING FORAN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members fte public ar encouraged to attend and particteoain salheartrg
The proposed trdonance mayoe nspecen in its enrrety y mmaerse o me pulic
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NO IC AND BE VIED thatS ny person desires to eal any
decision mae by te ity ounce respe o any merconasidert a
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
Jo accordance with the Ameicans h Disab1l Act (ADAtnd .odda Statutes
2.6', persons wil wisaniims needing specialaccommodaoon to pabncipalei
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
DD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
i BW C.CITY CLERK


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
Case No.: 06-796-GC
vs.
LUBETECH, LC, CHRISTOPHER
SHEFFIELD, DANIEL SHEFFIELD,
and DUDLEY R. KIRTON,'
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuantto the "Agreed Final Judgment on all
Counts of Verified Complaint,' entered inthe above-styled action, the property
described below will be sold by the Clerk of this Court at public sale, at 11:0D a.m.
on April 5th, 2007, to the highest bidder or bidders, for cash, in the lobby of the
Highlands County Cburthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL:
See attached Exhibit"A"
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on March 6th, 2007.
LUKEE. BROKER
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Is/Priscilla Mlchalak
Lot 10, of U.S. 27 SEBRING COMMERCIAL CENTER RELATE OF LOTS 5,6, AND
7, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 64, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, Together with Lot 10 sign easements and
Lot 10 sign placement area as shown on the plat of U.S. 27 SEBRING
COMMERCIAL, REPLAT OF LOTS, 5,6, AND 7, according to the platthereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 64, of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida
AND
The South 1/3 of the SW 1/4 of Section16, Township 36 South, Range 36 East.
The above land lying and being In Okeechobee County, Florida.
The Real Property r its address is commonly known as Northeast 101 st Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. The Real Property tax Identification number is
I-16-366-38-0A00-00008-0000
198124 ON 3/16 and 3/23


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NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
$6500. (863)467-5415
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case,& motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee
JEEP, '81 with new Hummer
fiberglass body, all new
parts & tires, $2295 or best
offer. (863)467-4749
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
$2000 (863)673-0559
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '98,
Ltd Ed, 5.9L, serviced regu-
larly, loaded, comfyl $7000.
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm
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