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Vol. 98 No. 89


Friday, March 30, 2007


Briefs

Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted. 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 a.m. 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.

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Lake levels

10.51 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... 13-15
Comics ........ 12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........13
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ........... ..5
TV ...............15
Weather ............ 2
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SES studies: Great Depression


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
South Elementary School's fifth grade teacher Mrs. Hamlen (right) has been studying
the Great Depression in history class. Mrs. Hamlen had guest speaker Frank Davino
(left) speak to the students and answer questions about living during that tough era.
Students, (left to right) are: Caleb Bockoras, David Blount, Harlie Elliott, Tequiria Harp-
er and Ashton Armstrong.


South Elementary School's fifth graders in Mrs. Hamlen's class listen intently to their
guest speaker Frank Davino who spoke to the students and answered questions about
living during the tough era in which he grew up in. Students (left to right) are: Kodie
Roberts, Paul Manalo and Zane Mooreland.


Gang member



arrested on


assault charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A known member of a local
street gang called the Gangster
Satan Disciples (GSD) has been
jailed again for the second time
this month, said a detective
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Jesus Torres, 20, N.W 35th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed by Detective Brad Stark on
Wednesday, March 28, and
charged with aggravated
assault with a firearm. His bond
has been set at $50,000.
Detective Stark went on to
say that a 17-year-old juvenile
was arrested at the same time
and charged with aggravated
assault with a firearm. Howev-


er, he was not booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail with
Torres, but was sent to the
Juvenile
Detention
Center in
Fort Pierce.
Torres
was also
arrested on
an Okee-
chobee
County war-
rant charg- Jesus,
ing him with Torres
violation of
probation criminal mischief
(two counts). He is being held
without bond on these charges.
The criminal mischief
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YMS celebrates


Kick Butts Day


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Yearling Middle School
club Students Working against
Tobacco (SWAT) got involved
in the national Kick Butts Day
on March 28, where kids
across Florida and the nation
rally against the use of tobac-
co.
This is the 12th annual Kick
Butts Day, which is sponsored
by the campaign for tobacco-
free kids. According to their
website, this is done to raise
awareness about the thou-
sands of chmrnicals in eacIh


puff of a cigarette and the need
for elected officials at all levels
to step up the fight to reduce
smoking and other tobacco
use.
Okeechobee City officials
got involved with the Kick
Butts Day by issuing a procla-
mation that stated: "Roughly a
third of all high school stu-'
dents, grades nine through 12,
are current smokers; along
with one out of every seven
eighth graders."
The proclamation was pre-
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
grtling Middle School students spelled out 'Tobacco kills 88 Floridlans daily" in efforts to deter
tom from using tobacco products during Kick Butts Day. (left to right) Tracy Slusser, Brittney
Uailey, Terry Williams, Jerice McDonald, Cheyenne Smith, Katie Ward and Miracle Grace.


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set at $135,000.
Detective Stark said because
of his gang affiliation and prior
arrests that can be connected to
gang activity, the state could elect
to enhance the charges against.
Torres.
The detective said in an earlier
interview that when Medrano
and Hunt were arrested earlier
this month they were both out of
jail on bond following their
arrests on charges of burglary
and battery.
"These two gangs (GSD arid
Barrio Boys) are the communi-
ty's largest problem," said Detec-
tive Stark. "These two gangs have
merged under the Folk Nation but
still have their own sets. They are
our largest criminal street organi-
zation."
Medrano, also known as 'Lil
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Thursday, March 22, as he sat in
the Okeechobee County Jail. He


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charges, said Detective Stark,
stem from 'tagging' incidents in
Basswood and Whispering Pines.
Tagging is the painting of gang
signs and messages to mark a
gang's area.
Detective Stark said criminal
mischief is normally a misde-
meanor: However, since Torres
was convicted of the Basswood
tagging the second criminal mis-
chief charge automatically
becomes a felony.
This week's arrest of Torres
came about when he pulled a
gun on two pedestrians in the
Basswood area, said Detective
Stark. The incident, he added, is
gang related.
"There's been an ongoing
feud between Torres and the vic-
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Detective Stark said while Tor-
res is a GSD member, the juvenile
arrested with him this week is a
member of the Surenos 13
(South Side) gang.
Torres was arrested March 14
and charged with criminal mis-
chief after he reportedly tagged
the street in front of the home of a
local man who had filed burglary
charges against Samuel Medra-
no, the leader of the GSD gang,
said Detective Stark.
Medran%, 19, N.,W. 44th Ave.,
was arrested along with Jonathan
D. Hunt, 19, N.W. First St., on
Wednesday, March 14. Hunt is
the leader of the local gang
known as the VB Barrio Boys.
Both men were charged with
aggravated stalking (gang relat-
ed), aggravated assault (gang
related) and battery (gang relat-
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was charged with written threats
to kill or do bodily injury while
promoting gang activity. His bond
was set at $150,000.
That charge stems from an
incident earlier this month where
a dugout at the adult softball
fields was tagged. Included in the
gang symbols were "187 Po Po,"
which is gang slang for death to
police, and "187 Stark" which tar-
gets Detective Stark.
The numbers 187 refer to the
California penal code for homi-
cide.
"Because I've-worked gangs
for so long, they're been making
death threats toward me," he said
in an interview following Medra-
no's arrest last week. "My name
has been thrown around. Every-
body knows I work gangs."
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sented by City Clerk Lane
Gamiotea on behalf of the City of
Okeechobee.
The proclamation went on to
give other statistics as more than
5 million high school students
are current smokers and more
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try smoking a cigarette become
new regular, daily smokers
before leaving high school.
According to the proclama-
tion, smoking kills more than
400,000 Americans per year --
which represents more deaths
than from alcohol, car accidents,
murders, suicides, drugs and
fires combined.
SWAT advisor and YMS
migrant advocate Patricia Grant
coordinated approximately 50


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.

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 appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.


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students who made signs and
wore SWAT Kick Butts Day T-
shirts with letters on the front
that spelled 'Tobacco kills 88
Floridians daily' .and 'Kick Butts
Day.' They wore their shirts
proudly while standing on the
sidewalks at the intersection of
S.R. 70 and U.S. 441. The stu-
dents held signs that had statis-
tics and sayings directed towards
prevention and stopping the use
of tobacco products.


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One sign stated, "Honk if you
are smoke free!"
Honks could be heard as citi-
zens of Okeechobee drove by.
Sixth, seventh and eighth
graders joined in on the effort to
encourage others to be tobacco
free as well as other family mem-
bers of YMS students.
Post your opinions in the Public
IssuesForum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


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 reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements 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.

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


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Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will be
from the east at 5 to 10 mph increasing to around 15 mph in the
afternoon.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The wind
will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after
midnight.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.


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Community Events


News Briefs

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.

Dance club sponsoring dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Sebring Lions Club
on Sebring Parkway -- one mile east of U.S. 27.
The Johnsons, the current United States Smooth Ballroom
Champions for the Southeastern Region of the USA Dance Com-
petition, will showcase professional ballroom dancing. Addition-
ally, they will play ballroom dance music for your dancing and lis-
tening pleasure.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
memberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout March with
the tango being featured.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

VFW Post hosting karaoke contest
OKEECHOBEE 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.
Preliminaries are on Saturdays, March 31, April 7 and April 14.
Warm up and practice begins at 6 p.m. Weekly winners will go 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.


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Read aloud
Mrs. Tilton's third grade class at Everglades Elementary has discovered the "magical"
ingredient for motivated reading: involvement. Recently, we used C.S. Lewis' "The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and a class read-aloud. Since the book was fea-
tured as a major motion picture just last year, many students were already familiar
with the story. We were able to compare the book to the movie and found abounding
similarities and some minor differences. We used the story as a basis for a class
book. "The Timeline of Narnia as Far as it is Known." Each student took a time peri-
od, explained what happened, and illustrated it. One student, Ross Laskey, built an
impressive diorama of Narnia, featuring Lucy in the wardrobe, the lamppost, Mr. Tum-
nus' house, the beavers' dam, the witch's castle, Asian's camp, the Stone Table, and
a dynamite battlefield filled with colorful, authentic figurines. Some of the figurines
came from as far away as England. This grand diorama has awed lower grades and
inspired older students at Everglades. Want to be a motivated reader? Get involved!


Submitted photo
Students of the week: March 26-30
The following students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students are:
Estela Gomez; Jessica Sulzer; Timmy Cox; and, Tiffany Alvarez. First grade students are:
Alexander Haaka; Sierra Knapik; Michael Costanzo; Michael Lazaro; Ronnie Eckenwiler; and,
Leonel Alvarado. Second grade students are: Michael Hawthorne; Leon Chambers; and, Jose
Serrano. Third grade students are: Colton Skinner; Daniel Alvarez; AJ Bruce; Marco Gonza-
les-Garcia; and, Lane Selph. Fourth grade students are: Kaycee Lowry; and, Carmela Oliveras.
Fifth grade students are: Jasmin Franco; Mediith Lawson; Sade Buchanan; and, Apryle
Roberts. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


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 Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Kevin Charles Daniels, 16,
N.W. 280th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested March 28 by
Deputy P. Massung on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-


ing him with burglary of a
dwelling while armed and grand
theft-firearm. He was released
on his own recognizance.
Larry Lee Wright, Jr., 38,
N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested March 28 by
Deputy Donna Lee on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with the misdemeanor
of worthless checks (four
counts). His bond on that charge
was set at $1,000. Wright was
later charged with the felony of
introduction of contraband into
a correctional facility, and the
misdemeanor of possession of


drug paraphernalia. His bond on
these charges was set at $1,500.
Sherita Yovon Thomas, 17,
N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 29 by the OCPD
on a felony warrant charging her
with fraud. Her bond was set at
$2,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Everglades to recognize students


Parents, friends and families
are cordially invited to attend
Everglades Elementary's Awards
Program for the third nine weeks.
We are all very proud of the hard
work and dedication that your
child has shown this past nine
weeks. Please join us in recogniz-
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The president of a college
stands before a thousand stu-
dents who have completed
their studies and are present to
receive their
diplomas.
"I confer
upon you the
degree rec-
ommended
by the Dean.
I accord you
its privileges
By Paul and I remind
Buxton you of its
duties."
Every privilege carries with
it a duty. It is sometimes hard
for us to understand this.
We are free -- not to do as
we want to do but to do as we
ought to do. Freedom does not
mean license; it means the
opportunity to do what is
right. When personal liberties
are increased, so are personal
duties. At this particular time
in our nation, we all need to be
reminded of this fact.
Thought to Remember: To,
be really free, one must accept
the obligations of freedom.



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success.
Our awards programs will be
held in the cafeteria on the follow-
ing dates and times:
Monday, April 9: second grade
at 8:30 a.m. and first grade at 9:30
a.m. Thursday, April 12: fourth
grade at 8:30 a.m.; fifth grade at
9:30 a.m. and third grade at 1:30


p.m. Friday,
April 13:
Kinder-
garten at
8:45 a.m.
We look
forward to
seeing you
there.


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Obituaries

Randy J Ross, II
Randy J Ross, II, 30, of Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, March 27,
2007, in Palm Beach County. Born
June 10, 1976, in Homestead, he
has been a resi-
dent of Okee-
chobee for the
past two years.
Mr. Ross is
survived by his
son, Anthony
Michael Ross
of Port Saint
Lucie; mother,
Mary Ross and Randy J
her compan- Ross
ion Tim Hill of
Okeechobee; sisters, Audrey
Esquivel and her husband Pepe of
Boynton Beach, Lydia Rodriguez
and fiance Ivan of Miami. In addi-
tion, he is survived by nephews,
Jose and Chris and niece, Sarah. ,.
Also surviving are four uncles: '
Ybarra's, Joe, Ramiro, Ish and .
Roy.
The family will receive friends
on Friday, March 30, from 7 until 8
p.m., at the Buxton Funeral
Home. A service will be conduct-
ed at 8 p.m. with visiting hours
continuing until 9 p.m., at the
Buxton Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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LAKE LEVELS: Every day the Okeechobee News prints the lake lev-
els. I was wondering if there is a way to find out if we are approaching a
record low for Lake Okeechobee and what is the lowest that the: lake
has been?
Editor's Note: According to the South Florida Water Management
District's web site, the record low for Lake Okeechobee was 8.97 feet
on May 24, 2001. The highest level came on Nov. 2, 1947, when the
lake reached 18.77 feet. The lake level as of Thursday, March 29, was
10.5 feet. These numbers and more can be found on the SFWMD web
site.

WILDLIFE: In response to the comment about wildlife habitat being
destroyed, I absolutely agree. We are not the only living things in this
world and our decisions do have an impact on wildlife and their habi-
tat. We need to take that into consideration. Having hedge rows might
seem insignificant to a lot of people but since we take so much away
from our world, let's do what we can to give back. Planting some hedge
rows is a good place to start.

RECYCLING: I am calling in response to a Speak Out column on Feb.
22 about recycling and also a letter to the editor on March 19. When
you go to that recycle bin and it is overflowing call the number on the
bin and let them know it is overflowing. The last time I called she want-
ed to know the exact street address and I told her that was the whole
issue. If she didn't know where the pick up point is, that's why they are
not picking it up. The last time I was there it was in good order. The
other article wanted to know what benefit they get from recycling. First
of all, it makes you feel good because you know you've done the right
thing. I have a whole folder on recycling and it is quite interesting, but
you will know you are doing your part. What Waste Management does
with it when they get it is their problem. It's like giving your offering to
the church and to God after you give it, they are responsible for how
they use it but you are doing the right thing. I can give you many rea-
sons why recycling is good.

SPANKING: This is in reference to the child getting a spanking in the
store. Was the person doing the spanking hitting him in the head? Was
she hitting him on the arms or the back? Or was she hitting him on the
bottom? If it was his bottom he probably did something wrong or was
pitching a fit in the store. You can spank a child on its bottom and make
it mind and they will grow up to be better adults. If you don't correct
children they will wind up in prison.

CANCER: This is about the presidential campaign in the Speak Out
column about John Edwards. They've got John Edwards and his wife
on the news talking about her breast cancer. Why is she any different to
get publicity for her condition when there are millions of women out
there who have breast cancer and won't be recognized on television
like John Edwards' wife? Why do they have to make a point of flashing
her around? She's got money. Let her take care of the problem. There
are millions of women here in the United States who don't have the
money to take care of their problem. My mother died from complica-
tions of breast cancer and nobody ever put that on the 6 o'clock news.

PROGRESS: Progress is not over crowding. Progress is not more
roads and cutting down trees for neighbQrhoods. Progress is not a chain
of stores. Some of us actually enjoy home cooking and traveling out of
town for what we need. We make a day of it. The lake would have been
fine if people would have left it alone the way God made it. Would you
call Palm Beach progress? I call it a concrete jungle filled iwilh rude peo-
ple in a hurry to go nowhere and we, particularly, do nit like it

GAYS: I'd like to respond to the article in Tuesday's paper about for-
giveness. They said that no homosexuals have ever turned heterosexu-
al that is just wrong. I know it to be a fact that there have been. They
also say that 40 percent of people accept homosexuality and that that's
a good thing. If 40 percent of Americans jumped off the Brooklyn
Bridge would he or she jump off the Brooklyn Bridge too? What some
people think doesn't make it right. There was no hate in that article in
Thursday's paper. It just tried to direct these people in the right direction
according to the Bible. If they have a problem with that they are not
going to convince me. Just because 40 percent of people think its right,
I'm not going to be one of that 40 percent no matter what.

OIL WELLS: To the person who wrote the article about Gore causing
gas prices to go up, Gore doesn't own any oil wells. It's the Kennedy's
and the Bush's who own oil wells.

CARING: I have been an almost lifetime resident of Okeechobee. I
was reading Speak Out in the Wednesday, March 28, paper and every
bit of it touched my heart deeply to know there are so many caring peo-
ple in this area. God bless them.

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For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Guest Commentary


Women see philanthropy as making history


By Donna P. Hall, MPH, MBA
It hasn't even been a century
since American women won the
right to vote, so we are still work-
ing toward full equality in many
fields including sports,
employment, salaries and, yes,
personal wealth.
In fact, it's been only a few
decades since the American
woman was permitted a credit
line of her own. As late as 1973, a
married woman in Texas could
not acquire a credit card without
her husband's signature.
Despite the challenges women
continue to face with regard to
earning power women still
earn 25 percent less than men -
it is women who control the
household purse strings, decide
most major purchases and hold
the most consumer debt. And
with education, experience and
centuries of feminist prodding
behind us, more women than
ever before have control of signifi-
cant assets.
The late 20th century saw a
blizzard of new business start-
ups, with women in 1990 starting
companies at three times the rate
as men. At the same time, the


numbers of women entering col-
lege began to outpace male
enrollments. As women assume
greater roles in the business econ-
omy, their role in philanthropic
enterprises has increased, as well.
Of the 3.3 million Americans
with annual incomes greater than
$550,000, women comprise 41.2
percent of the total, according to
Learning to Give.
In the coming years, women's
new-found pull in the world of
charitable and philanthropic giv-
ing promises to shape the mission
of nonprofits in v ays that male
philanthropists never tried. As we
celebrate Women's History
Month, more women than ever
see philanthropy as the means for
making history today to lever-
age the work of today's ground-
breaking women as they stand
with the suffragists, abolitionists
and liberationists of the past.
In a study by the Corporation
for National and Community Ser-
vice, women were found to be
more likely to donate their time
to nonprofit organizations than
are men. That fact is similar to
the findings by University of Pitts-
burgh's Lise Vesterlund that
women appear to be more per-


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.
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.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons 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. This 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. This will be an open'speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he orshe 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 joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It will
be a closed discussion. "
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-
4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
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 Saviour, 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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. untif 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested In becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
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.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For Informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are Interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of qyr community. For Information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863)-7 .-39: '
A.A meeting from noon utntlMi p'.ri ''the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.


sonally invested than their male
counterparts in the work done by
the organizations to which they
give.
Today I am privileged to be
part of a philanthropic landscape
that includes a group of more
than 160 wealthy women, all
determined to make social and
environmental change, who are
leveraging our giving by pooling
our resources, collectively mak-
ing grants and gifts to nonprofits
whose goals comport with ours.
As members (some anony-
mous) of the Women Donors
Network, my colleagues and I
contributed, collectively and indi-
vidually, more than $120 million
last year in pursuit of a social
agenda for America that is very
different from the one most of us
grew up with.
We're seeking out creative
ideas to help make the U.S. a bet-
ter place for all people. Women
donors are supporting ways to
reduce unintended pregnancy,
promote healthy families, pro-
vide quality education and pre-
serve our natural resources. We
care about sustainable agricul-
ture and food policy, and we
worry about the rise of regressive


social and political forces and
seek to bring women's voices to
the fore in our national debates.
The women donors I know
wrestle with difficult questions
and look for new ways to create
social change: What does the
Middle East conundrum mean to
a woman founder who is commit-
ted to peace? How can we help
change the way disaster relief
should work after what we
learned about Hurricane Katri-
na?
For each of these questions,
philanthropists, through the
Women Donors Network, have
funded initiatives designed to
offer answers. As women philan-
thropists increasingly take their
concerns and resources into the
marketplace of ideas, they make
their mark on the public debate.
Women who give are putting
our money where our rhetoric is.
We have an agenda. We have a
vision of meaningful social
change for America, and we're
working to make it real.

Editor's Note: Donna P Hall is
the president and CEO of the
Women Donors Network based
in Meno Park, Calif.


Community Events

Library plans storytelling event
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 precious water and to Florida's real people.
This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council and is free and open to the public.

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 loca-
tion. 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.

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 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 information, call Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Consumer issues 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 I 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 Consumer Services. The topic 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.

DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attending
DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday, March
31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast Florida
Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the controversial
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.

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.

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 available 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.

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

Annual benefit bass tourney planned
The fourth annual Russ Bringger Memorial Fishing Tournament
will be held Sunday, April 1, at the Scott Driver boat ramp (across
from Okee-Tantie Marina) on S.R. 78. The cost to enter is $145 per
boat which includes a pork butt dinner. Prizes will be awarded. For
registration information, call Herb or Kim at (863) 763-1035 or (863)
634-4525. Proceeds will go to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer
research.

Church hosts Holy Week presentation
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 nar-
ration. Services on Sunday will begin at 6 p.m. On Monday, April 2,
through 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 tanner,
the temple guard, and the Roman soldier. The church is located at
425 S.W. 28th St, two blocks behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is welcome.
There will be no charge.


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GCSO escorts team
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By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee County
GLADES COUNTY- "We Ride
for Those Who Died" is the motto
of the Police Unity Tour which sup-
ports the National Law Enforce-
ment Officers Memorial Fund.
This non-profit organization
originated in New Jersey in 1997 as
a way of bringing public aware-
ness to police officers who have
died in the line of duty. In the ten
years since it began the tour has
grown to 1,000 cyclists and has
raised 3.2 million dollars.
Captain Thomas J. Donahue of
Cape Coral organized this tour.
On Tuesday, March 20, he and
several other cyclists left Fort Myers
Beach at 7:30 a.m. to begin their
journey to Palm Beach Shores.
They traveled through Lee County,


then on to S.R. 80 through LaBelle.
They caught S.R. 29 north and
went to S.R. 78 and caught U.S. 27
all the way through Moore Haven.
The small band of cyclists inii
blue were escorted through
Glades County by two sheriff's
office patrol cars driven by Deputy
Jason Griner and Sergeant David
Hardin. They passed over the
bridge in the early afternoon and
proceeded to Clewiston where
they spent the night, and left early
the next morning on their way to
Palm Beach Shores.
The idea for the Police Unity
Tour was begun by Officer Patrick
P. Montoure of the Florham Park
Police Department in New Jersey
in 1997. It is to honor the sacri-
fices that law enforcement offi-
cers have made. The first fund
raising ride began in New Jersey
and ended at the National Law
Enforcement Officers Memorial in
Washington D.C. It took four days
and they earned $18,000.


Captain Hugh Miller is captain
of the Tampa Police Department,
and president of Florida's Police
Unity Tour Chapter VIII. He com-
mends law enforcement officers
like Thomas J. Donahue and oth-
ers who belong to the Police Unity
Tour, which is the largest private
supporter of the National Law
Enforcement Officers Memorial
Fund.
"The memorial is a living trib-
ute to the nation's fallen law
enforcement officers and assur-
ance to their survivors that their
sacrifice will never be forgotten,"
said Capt. Miller. "This is possible
because of the dedication of oth-
ers like Tom who organize events
like this to raise awareness and
financial support."
The funds raised are used to
collect and catalogue information
on the more than 17,500 law
enforcement fatalities, and to
publish books and build the
National Law Enforcement Muse-


Recruitment of new top official near


Commission selects
from nine applicants

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE On Tuesday,
Belle Glade City Commissioners
discussed the process for recruiting
an interim city manager at a meet-
ing held at city hall, with most
involved in the discussion hoping
to select a qualified applicant to last
longer than the previous twb man-
agers did.
The city will select an interim
manager while it continues con-
ducting a search for a permanent
city manager.
The most recent city manager,
Vincent Finizio, was terminated by
the commission recently, accused
by some of the commissioners, of
malfeasance or misfeasance. Mr.
Finizio himself was the third man-
ager in less than a year to be termi-
nated by the city commission.
Commissioners were careful
during Tuesday's meeting to
express what exactly they're look-
ing for in a potential new manager.
Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams, who voted to terminate
Mr. Finizio's employment earlier
this month, said she would like to
see a city manager who is a
..."people person; someone who
knows how to manage with com-


Woodworks


Park is


closed

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON The condition
of Woodworks Park requires
attention.
Recently the city's building offi-
cial, Travis Reese, went to the park
to survey the necessary work at
the site. He reported to commis-
sioners that the fixture is so unsta-
ble that a man can move the entire
structure three to four inches back
and forth with one hand.
At the recommendation of the
city manager, commissioners
voted last week to place caution
tape around the park to keep peo-
ple from using it. It is officially
closed until repairs can be made
to the park.
Woodworks Park was built in
1992 as a project spearheaded
largely by the community. It was
designed to be.a nice outdoor cen-
ter for all ages, with a swing set,
play area and picnic tables fea-
tured at the site with the main
playing area constructed mostly
out of treated wood.
Over the years the park has
worsened with normal wear and
tear, as well/as vandalism, city offi-
cials said. /
On Sunday, March 18, a young
child was injured in the play-
ground and required emergency
treatment. The incident prompted
the city manager to take a closer
look at the situation.
The city manager brought the
issue to the attention of the com-
mission the next day during the
city meeting, urging commission-


passion."
Commissioner Shelly Miller
seemed interested in finding some-
body "from the outside who has
no experience with the negative
goings on," at the city.
"We're looking pretty bad in the
public eye," Commissioner Miller
noted.
Commissioners discussed
implementing a probationary peri-
od, as well as not entertaining con-
tracts extending more than one
year.
The city is working with the
Range Riders program, a program
that operates free of charge and
lends its expertise in city manager
recruitment to municipalities like
Belle Glade.,
Through the program, the city
identified eight applicants interest-
ed in the position n according to
officials with the program, candi-
dates who either are looking for a
job or are in retirement, but contin-
ue offering their services on a tem-
porary basis to cities going through
the transition process.
The names of possible interim
managers provided by the pro-
gram included: former Hendry
County Administrator Lester Baird
Sr., Paul Boyer, Laurene Capone,
Larry Deetjen, Thomas Moffses Sr.,
Rich Reade and William Under-
wood. Another candidate,
Matthew Brock, was a finalist for
the manager position in Belle


Glade previously, before he
removed himself from considera-
tion after accepting another posi-
tion. A ninth candidate, Crystal
Womack, asked to be considered
for the position during the Tuesday
meeting.
Commissioners will review the
applications of the nine candidates
and return April 16 to narrow
down the selection. According to
officials, a scoring sheet will be
used to rank the applicants, with
interviews with the top scorers fol-
lowing soon afterwards.
The commission also insisted
on thorough background checks,
including a check on each candi-
date's criminal and credit histories.
An online media search will also
be conducted to ensure that the
applicant has not been involved in
controversial incidents in the past.
The city commission will buy
itself some time after the selection
of the interim manager to continue
a nationwide search for a perma-
nent replacement.
For the most part, all commis-
sioners seemed to agree that they
did not want to rush the selection
process. Some of them directly
blamed the hastily made decision
to hire Mr. Finizio, and promised
not to repeat the action again.
"We want to make sure it's
done right this time," said Commis-
sioner Don Garrett.


Special to Okeechoee News/Ideybis Gonzalez
A day after the decision was made to close the park, Wood-
works Park was off limits to residents while city officials work


to repair the structure.
ers to close the park until repairs
are completed.
"I personally went to do an
inspection of the park and indeed
found the park to be dangerous
and it can be a city liability," Wen-
dell Johnson, the city manager,
said. "My recommendation is to
tape it off, until the park is brought
back to a safe condition."
Commissioners seemed to
agree.
"I think that is a good idea,
being Spring Break kids will con-
tinue to go," said Mayor Mali
Chamness, echoing the manag-
er's concern for the safety of the
children. "That is something we
will want to look into," she said.
While the tape around the
facility warns that the structure
isn't safe to use, city officials
would like to take that one step
further, perhaps with the installa-
tion of a six-foot chain link fence
to really deter children and others
from ignoring the tape and going
into the play area.
The building official made a
report of his findings after the
child was hurt, and found 30 items
that needed to be addressed at the
park. According to Mr. Reese, the
park can be repaired but for the


time being represents a liability to
the city.
Commissioners voted in agree-
ment that the park will remain
closed until repairs are made, city
staff meanwhile are working on
getting an estimate on how much
it will cost to bring the playground
back to code. They hope to have
an amount ready for commission-
ers at the April 16th city meeting.
According to Mr. Johnson, in
the past three years, only two acci-
dents have been reported at
Woodworks Park. The city is act-
ing cautiously to ensure all resi-
dents' safety, he said.
"This measure of closing the
park is just proactive," the manag-
er said. "In order to bring the park
back to a safe condition."
City officials encourage resi-
dents to use other parks located
throughout the city, including:
Candy Cane Park on Olympia
Street, Trinidad Park on Trinidad
Street, Tot Lot Park in Sugarland
Park, Water Spray and Park and'
Hidden Park on Sugarland Estates
off of Berner Road.
Editor's Note: Staff Writer Idey-
bis Gonzalez can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


Plane makes safe emergency landing


MOORE HAVEN A single
prop Cessna airplane was forced
to make an emergency landing
in rural Glades County due to
engine failure.
According to press release
from the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO) no one was
injured when the 172 SP Cessna
landed in an open field in the


Boars Hammock area Monday,
March 26. The plane landed on
property belonging to Lykes
Brothers that is located about 4
miles east of U.S. 27.
The pilot and his passenger
were flying to New Smyrna from
Fort Myers when, about 30 min-
utes into the flight, the engine
began to malfunction.


The incident is under investi-
gation by the National Trans-
portation Safety Board (NTSB).
Prior to landing, the pilot
notified officials that he was
experiencing engine problems
and that he would be making an
emergency landing.
The names of the pilot and
passenger were not released.


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umr with the stories of 870,000
officers.
Previously, funds built the
National Law Enforcement Offi-
cers Memorial in the nation's
capitol and more than 200,000
people visit it annually.
For more information, visit
http://www.nleomf.com/,
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Movie times for Friday, March
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are as follows:
Theatre I -"Meet the Robin-
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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 "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
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p.m.
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p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
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FAMILY PLOTS(B) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
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ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
(863)675-9237


CAT- black and white, male,
very pleasant. Vic of East
State Rd 70. Call to identify
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CHILDS SMALL BLACK ZIP-
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to identify (863)467-8645
OUTBOARD MOTOR COVER-
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Reward. 561-282-7946
BOXER PUPPY: Male, 10
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JACK RUSSELL- Female, 3
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Reward!
LAB: Light Yellow, 6 mths old,
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"Paco". Lost in vic of Lazy 7.
Child's pet. (863)634-0727
TOY POODLE: Chocolate, neu-
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Treeing Walker Coonhound,
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good home. Family is mov-
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KITTENS, 2 males, 3 females,
to loving home only.
(863)902-1217
MOTOR HOME- With 440 en-
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PIT/LAB MIX PUPPIES, 13
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See you there!!!
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Job Information 225
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or 634-1263
HIRING LABORERS &
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Drivers license & own
transportation needed.
Drug Free Workplace.
(863)467-0541
HR/PAYROLL MANAGER
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Manufacturing/Construction.


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position open for a
Multi-Task person
for Equipment &
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Health Insurance
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Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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transportation & tools. Benefits include health
insurance, 401 k and vacations.
Salary range $16-$18/hr for qualified people.
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Full benefits: 401K
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Plumbers & Helpers Needed
with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay & benefits. Call
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SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST
For small natural stone yard.
Quickbooks Pro experience a
must. Answer phones, AR/ARP,
40 hours, non smkg env.
Must be dependable, room for
advancement. Call Chris
(561)433-4148 or fax resume
(561)433-1816.
SERVERS -Experienced Only.
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MEDICAL SECRETARY
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Attractive pay &
benefits offered. Call
(863)467-9400. Fax
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PT Administrative Secretarial
position is available in
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
-No-job ig 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 & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys t Games 730
VURs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



CHEST FREEZER: Kenmore,
23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
863-357-3282
DISHWASHER, For RV or
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
$80 (863)983-7661
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire,
black, works great, $50
(863)763-0691
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
(561)629-6213
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
good shape. $125
(863)675-2348
REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER:
Almond, good working con-
dition. $75. 863-675-0229


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REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
$200 (863)763-0691
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
in garage, $40.
(561)629-6213
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
warranty. $210.
863-763-8149
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
excellent condition. $280 for
both or will separate.
(863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-763-2232



MICROWAVE, Over the coun-
ter style, Maytag. $35
(863)675-2348


FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
Cell# 234-9691



ALUMINUM WIRE 3/0, 400
+/- Ft. New. Sell for half price.
$250. for all. (863)467-1456
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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


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
CRIB, cherry wood, brand
new, never used, still in orig.
box, no mattress, $150.
(302)521-0710



BRICKS / PATIO PAVERS
(400 pcs): Will cover about
15 x15 area. You haul. $150
for all. 863-697-2032 Okee


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


COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627


FREDERIC REMINGTON
PRINTS- 3, Famous FL West-
ern artist. Cedar frame & mat-
ted. $300. 863-674-5753



DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
E MACHINES: With 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old.
keyboard, mouse & speak-
ers, $450. 863-824-0801
HP COMPUTER, w/flat panel
monitor, corner computer
desk, Lexmark 4-in-1 Printer.
$325 (863)697-2032
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games.$99 (863)843-0158


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
$200. (863)674-5753
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition.*FREE! You haul!
239-289-2896
BUNK BEDS- w/mattresses,
ladder, student desk, like
new, $150 (863)763-2232
CANOPY BED- White, Twin,
Metal w/box spring & mat-
tress. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)675-1957
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
condition. $75
(863)675-4432
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
(863)357-3282
DAYBED,, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
(863)675-3793
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
(863)763-4975
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels, $60.
(863)763-4975
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
MISCELLANEOUS FURNI-
TURE: Couch, tables, crib,
etc. $100 for all or will sep-
tate. 863-673-4540 Labelle
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
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition. Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957
WALL UNIT: Solid wood, cup-
boards and shelving, suitable
for a garage. $75.
863-675-0229



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


BERETTA STORM- Carbine 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
$625-(863)763-3210
BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
863-634-4798
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
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $300. 863-697-2033


PISTOL: Spring Filled Armory,
XD 40 cal., compact & tacti-
cal, high cap. mags. Like
new. $450 (863)634-4798
RIFLE: Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
(863)634-4798
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. Staihless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
(772)461-8822
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.
863-634-4798



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- Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
WEIGHT BENCH, Weider Club,
w/300 Ib. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
neg. (863)885-1026



HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer with air handler & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827



CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK
W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
separate (863)467-2148
ICE CUBE MAKER: Magic
Chef, portable, almost new.
$120. 863-763-4596
MATTRESS & SPRINGS,
Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.
(863)763-1521
MICROWAVE: $15.
863-763-4596


CEILING FANS (4), White
w/light kit. $120 for all, will
sell separately.
(561)629-6213
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
(863)467-8681



PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $400.
(863)467-7017


HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
$300. 863-763-4612
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000.
(863)612-9811
WHEELCHAIR: Metics,Battery
operated, used twice on car-
pet, cherry red, exc cond.
$1000 neg. (863)357-5988


JACUZZI SPA: Seats 8, like
new, easy lift cover. $2300
or best offer. 863-467-8548



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
$150. (863)697-1443
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
$950. 863-599-0774


SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings



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


FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $300. 863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready now, $1,000.
863-447-3357
JACK RUSSELL PUPS, Fe-
males, very colorful, shots &
wormed. $250 each.
(239)340-8503
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
(863)673-2314



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



JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
yrs old, with cover, excellent
condition, paid $3500 ask-
ing $1000 (863)946-3333


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



CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
dition. $250.
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUTS (2), 15", Cus-
tom made by MMATS, 6000
watts peak each. $1200 neg.
(863)634-6476
SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476


SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
(863)763-8622


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
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
fer(863)763-8797
WELDING MACHINE, very
good condition, $150.
(863)673-2314


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


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information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.


CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
863-697-8731
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-697-8731
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
8mm, hi grade, 120 rmins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.
863-467-0987


ACCOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
GUITAR.
Please call (863)467-7095

Agriculture



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




TRACTOR, John Deere '48,
Model A, good shape, $2500
or best offer. (863)673-0848


ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD-
ING, Reg. $2500. To good
home only. (863)467-6147 or
(772)370-6658
MARE- 16 yr. old. $300.
863-634-6087 Call anytime.
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
Shown halter in FL & GA
$2500. (863)236-0118
PASO FINO MARE: to good
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
772-519-2256
SADDLE- 14'/2" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-2022
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
tion. $125.863-599-0774



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150. 239-340-4758
DUMP YARD CART: $100.
863-357-5754
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
good, $2500.
(863)763-5935
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
(863)467-2746
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
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
SNAPPER LAWN MOWER- as
is, needs moderate work,
$100 (863)467-9369


BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
Alpine, born 03/12, disbud-
ded, excellent Full Nubian
sire. $100. 863-467-8844
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328
NUBIAN BUCKLING: ADGA
Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
prod. $200, 863-467-8844


RIDING MOWER: MTD, 12 hp,
38" cut. $150 or best offer.
863-357-2111 or
772-519-2256

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



OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
(863)634-3257


Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377.
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502
IN TOWN, large 4BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1500 mo., 1st,
last & security,
(561)882-4988



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


BASSINGER- to share mobile
home, single/quiet, male/fe-
male, non smoking, no pets
$150/week (863)697-1494
CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- New house in
town, 3br, 2ba, incmlds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep. (863)447-3287

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON, New home. By
Owner. 3/2, Garage, Big Lot.
$299,000. w/down payment.
(786)999-3457
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.


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

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Seminole Cove see 3
homes Saturday March
24 from 1pm to 4pm
OkredbyCeGry21 Honon
Prprties(863)467-2100
Start at 1606 SW 35th Cir.
All are 2br/2baths priced
from 86,900 to 129,000 each
is furnished one home
on Lake Seminole.
Call agent for more info. Diane
Dangremond (734)-320-4091




SALE
OKEECHOBEE- Sat & Sun Mar
31st & April 1st, 8am-2pm,
3203 SE 29th Lane. Baby
clothes, toys, Womens &
children clothing, HH items
and so much morel!

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RESIDENT OWNED CO-OP be-
ing formed. Mobile / Park /
RV Lots. For more informa-
tion, call 863-465-9666.



2BR/1BA SW $625/mo.
3BR/2BA CBS MH $625/mo.
1 room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/mo (inclelec)
1st, last & sec. Incl city water.
561-346-4646
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba, par-
tially furnished, located off
15A, no pets. $700/mo.
863-357-0262.



OKEECHOBEE- Large dbl
wide manuf home, 3/2, den,
fireplace, 5 acres, and ex-
tras. $150,000 neg. Call for
information (561)620-9967
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.
(863)674-1542
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

Recreation



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



BASS BOAT- '98 Hydro Sport,
115 Mercury, Fish Finder,
$4700 or trade for travel
trailer. (863)634-0187


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CHEV TRACKER '93- Cold AC,
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
(863)763-2605 Vince
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, Good body & int. Runs
well. lOOK mi. $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
(863)763-8482
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
561-248-9800


BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mtr., with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BASS TRACKER- '89, 35hp
Merc. Stick steering. New 24
volt trolling motor. New floor-
ing. $1800. (863)467-8580
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
CAMOFLAUGE BOAT: 10ft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
$150. 863-763-6216
JON BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, 1
padded seat, no trailer or
motor, like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)763-8937
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
RIVIERA BOW RIDER: '91, 15
ft, w/ trir, '03 50hp Yamaha,
tilt/trim, bimini top & more.
$2500 firm. 863-763-0452
ROW BOAT:w/oars, 14 Ft., 2
hp, Suzuki 0/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
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 tdr,
$4500 or trade for auto
(239)292-3558


CAPT. CHAIRS (2) forjvan or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
COUNTRY CHARM '00, Exc.
condition. $9000
(863)467-7563 after 5:30 or
leave message.
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
TOYOTA HERITAGE- '80,
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K orig.
mi. $3900. 352-572-3700



CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
Sgine, original equipment.
100 (863)610-1120


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition., $1300.
(863)634-5421
KAWASAKI 440: $770
863-675-3401



ATV, MX 260cc, adult, elec.
start, rarely used, less than 1
yr. old, $2400.
(863)763-0878
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
offer. (863)632-9166


FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
offer (863)697-0424
HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 35', with
attached FL room, set up in
Figian RV Park, lot 23.
$2500 neg. (952)807-6634
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out, load-
ed, like new, heated bsmnt.
$19,900.863-265-0175.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For-
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.
$10,500.863-673-0181
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, 2BR, in
Palmdale, with one slide-out,
33 ft, great cond. $4000.
301-904-1524 or
863-674-1756

Automobiles



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


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
S Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages 6 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044








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27 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT in Fort Drum AUCTION SITE
* 450' frontage on US Hwy 441 Mixed zoning Commercial and RM
* Future land use Fort Drum rural activity center w/ one unit/acre density
* Cleared with partial pavement infrastructure in place


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5 ACRE RANCHETTE (2) ONE ACRE BUILDING LOTS
in Lake Montaza Estates in Four Seasons Estates
(off Hwy 441 northof Ft. Drum) (off SRTO east ofOkeechobee)
OWNERS Calvin & Lola Harrison: Sybil McCatty, Individually and as Trustee
All properties sell REGARDLESS OF PRICE!
rERMS: Cash to bid 10 'a Buyer's Premium Broker Particpatlon available
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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
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car orparts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
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


CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500. (863)357-4446
Find It faster. Se It soon-
er In the classifieds


BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
(863)763-8937
ENGINE, AUTO TRANS &
TRANSFER CASE, fits Ford
Explorer, 4.01, 4x4, runs
good, $550. (863)763-0547
FACTORY CHROME WHEELS,
(4) & TIRES, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
$175. (863)763-0944
FORD F150 1988, 4x4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs, Good for parts.
$800. (863)634-5421
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for'
full size pickup, $350 neg.
(863)228-1130
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
$150. 863-763-4612
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289


LOW PROFILE TIRES
(4) 205/40/17, (2) 90%
tread (2) 25% tread, $100
neg (863)763-8797
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep(561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17, almost
new, only 1500k on them.
$400 (863)634-1746
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. $250 or best offer.
863-634-7318
UTILITY TRUCK BED, Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706


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TIRES, (4), BUCKSHOT,
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug rims
$450 neg. (863)634-9547
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n intake,
5spd. $1400.863-675-2557
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelin.
$100. 850-758-7103


CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY- '80 good mechanical
condition. Cold A/C. Good
tires. $1000. (863)763-7584

CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-.
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3654
CHEVY EXT CAB: 1996, sui-
cide door, Voortech 350,
auto $2400. 863-447-0270
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
(863)467-6960
DODGE DAKOTA '03- W/ ext
cab, camper shell, low miles,
(863)763-5586 (Fran) days
or (863)763-0469 evenings
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
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.
DODGE TRUCK- '86 Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings
(863)675-4098
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 F250 FX4 PKG- '05,
Black, Pwr stroke diesel. 4 dr,
4x4, Leather, 45K mi. Tow
pkg. $32,000. (863)983-7213
FORD RANGER, '86, 4x4, 4
spd., auto with air, V6, new
tires, toolbox, ver nice
truck, $2800.863-234-9901
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as is.
(863)675-3313


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 20th day of April 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1996 Green Geo Tracker
2CNBJ1864T6934173
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
20514 ON 3/30/2007


TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like
new. Asking $350.
(863)228-1130


CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
$6500. (863)467-5415
CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
4x4, runs good. $2000 or-
best offer. 863-763-0605
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, comfy! $7000,
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm
Tour next Job could be In
today's classlfleds. Edi
you look for It?


TOW DOLLY- Like new condi-
tion. good tires, lights &
straps. Asking $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754


DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
863-234-9901
FORD WINDSTAR- '1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or
www.SpiderSights.com/van
GMC VAN- '89, Full size, Runs
good. $900. or best offer
863)261-5659 .


Public notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-62
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALISE FRANCES FISHER,
a//a ALSE FISHER,
Deceased

(SummaryAdmnstraon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
terming Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered n the
Estate of ALISE FRANCES FISHER,
a/k/a ALISE FISHER, Deceased, File
Number 2007-CP-62 by the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the
decedents date of death was January
26, 2007; that the total estate consists
of exempt homestead real property
and exempt personal property; that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
JOHN L. FISHER, 16454 N.W. 176th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALFRED FISHER, 16000 N.W. 176th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIEDTHAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made In the Order of.
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first ubcation of this
Notice Is March 30,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
JohnL. Fisher
16454 NW. 176th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY,.PA.
PO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
By:Tornm W.Conely,III
Florida Bar No. 096482
201149 ON 3/30;4/6/07
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 13th day of April 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1990 Whife Buick Skylark
1G4NC54U7LM063371
1998 Whie Dodge Stratus
1B3EJ56X8WN244240
1995 White Ford Taurs
1FALP52U4SA148502
1998 White International
9100 Feed Truck
2HSFRAHR6WC054484 '
2000 Red FretghtlnerFL112 Day Cab
1FUYTMCB4YHG31079
1995 Blue Dodge Dakota
187GL23X6SW947246
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the eight of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
201507 ON 3/30/2007
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Community, Events


Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave.,
for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and the pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held April 2.

Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Wednesday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board mem-
bers. 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 pre-
senting 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.

Church selling peanut butter eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy is taking orders for their annual Easter
peanut butter egg sale. Orders will be taken until Friday, April 6. To place
orders, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 634-4361.

Vision impairment is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April 7,
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 Ron Andrini, act-
ing director and president of the board of directors, and Cindy Greenwell,
program director of 20/200 Fellowship, Inc. The topic of the show will be
advancing the independence of persons who are blind or visually
impaired through resources and education. For information, contact
20/200 Fellowship, Inc. at (772) 220-0095 or
www.20-200fellowship.org.

Church hosting special Easter events
An Easter egg hunt will be one highlight of a full Easter schedule at the
First United Methodist Church at 200 N.W. Second St. On Saturday, April 7,
at 10 a.m. parents are urged to bring the kids for an egg hunt and hot dog
lunch. Please bring a basket to collect the eggs. Other Easter services
include: a Good Friday service on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; an Easter Sun-
day contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m.; and, two traditional serv-
ices at 8 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday Easter Sunrise Service will be held
at 6:30 a.m. at Lock Seven. You are asked to bring a chair. For information
call (863) 467 2557.

Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W Fifth Ave., will
hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7, from 4
until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested donation of
$6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue menu will be
served and the dinner is open to the public. For information, call Jim
Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.

Church offers special Easter service
Larry Ford, a Grammy award winning tenor, will be ministering at
Abundant Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., on Easter Sunday,
April 8, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at (863) 763-3736.

Easter Sunrise Service planned
A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 8,
at Lock 7 beginning at 6:30 a.m. Each person is asked to bring their own
chair and assemble near the pier.

Church hosting Choose Life Ministries
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will be hosting Choose Life
Ministries. The'family comes to teach the whole family about pro-life
issues. The event will be on Monday, April 9, from 7 until 8 at the ROC.
There will be sessions for adults, teens and children 4 years of age up to
the fifth grade. The event is free. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-
3525.


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 Deputy Keith Stripling at (863) 763-
6064.

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

Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is welcome
and lunch will be served. For 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 the Central Elementary School Library for anyone who can not
attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and PTO members from all
Okeechobee public and private schools are encouraged to attend.

School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public hear-
ing on participation in the Indian Education Grant on Thursday, April
12, at 9 a.m. in room 302 of the School Board office building, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the goals of the
grant and activities associated with the Title VII program. For informa-
tion, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 242.

Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor an occupa-
tional awareness (job fair) program for 11th and 12th graders on Fri-
day, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School
Gymnasium. Businesses interested in participating in the job fair
should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-5025, ext. 3113; or, e-mail him at
blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us.

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, April 13, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All lev-
els of scrapbookers are welcome. This month, Carolyn will give a tea-
bag folding demonstration. She will also be available to assist you with
your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments will be
served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on
which you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

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," "Marcus Whelby," "Little
House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two Disney movies. Mr.
Lester is a dynamic Christian speaker who addresses banquets, youth
conferences, youth rallies, worship services and prayer breakfasts.

Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on Mon-
day, 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-fil-
ing 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.


ACS 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. Registration forms
can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, 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.

Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W Fourth St., will spon-
sor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April 24, at 6
p.m.The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect agriculture in
the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the Farm Bureau
office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high school and mid-
dle school level. For information and rules, call (863) 763-3101.

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 1.1 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include:
motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropri-
ate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; private coun-
seling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be avail-
able; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP
to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April30.

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, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of
12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention 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 an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31
and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three
photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N.
Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24 for class dates.

Senior aerces oenng as tance
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.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-066
IN RE; ESTATE OF
MARION DILLARD PEARCE, a/k/a
MARIAN DILLARD PEARCE, a/k/a
MARIAN D. PEARCE,
Deceased .
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARION DILLARD PEARCE, a/k/a
MARIAN DILLARD PEARCE, a/k/a
MARIAN D. PEARCE, deceased,
whose date of death was March 2,
2007, and whose Social Security
Number is 242-03-5583, Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W, 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of. the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733,702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED,
. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is: March 30,2007.
Co-Personal Reprsentatives:
John Olan Pearce, III
1307 S.W. 11th Drive
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Nancy Pearce Phares
1114 SW. lethStret
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Gordon Keith Pearce
RO. Box 369
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florda 34973-1367
(863)763-3825
mor W.Cone2y, III
Florida Bar 096482
Attorey for Co-Personal Representatives
201078PON 03/30;4/6/07

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FLOODPLAINS AND WETLANDS EARLY PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of CountysCommissioners Intends to conduct a
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project which will include construc-
tion of stormwater drainage facilies in the County Hills Estates area or SW Okee-
chobee area, acquisition of previously flooded single family residences and
permanent relocation of the owners, demolition and reconstruction of residential
structures in various locations. Some of the construction will be undertaken in a
100 year floodplain and/or wetland. The County will consider alternatives to this
project, and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from
the project as well as potenti mitgaton measures.

Additional information regarding the project may be reviewed at the Contys CoDB
Administrators office located at 322 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee. FL 34972 between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or telephone 850-893-0694 to speak with
Deborah Belcher. Written comments will be received until April 13, 2007. Please
send written comments to Deborah Belcher, 5378 Carsbrooke Lane, Tallahassee,
FL 32309.
George Lonq,
County Administrator, 'Environmental Certifying Official
201686 ON 3/30/07
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Notice ol the Availability of an Environmental Asseument
The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for the
financial assistance from the Okeechobee Utility Authority. As required by
the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rural Utilities Service has
prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluated the potential
environmental effects and consequences of the proposed project. This
notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for
public review and comment.
The proposed project consists of the construction of an expansion to the
existing Cemetery Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, to include head
works, treatment unit, solids handling and deep well injection. The
proposed project includes the conversion of less than 20 acres of
floodplain within the existing site with storm water generated by this
project to be stored and treated on-site. The site selected was one of
several that were evaluated. Since the site selected was an existing
treatment plant site, environmental Impacts were mitigated. A complete
evaluation Is Included within the Environmental Assessment.
The report also details the proposed construction of the Treasure Island
wastewater collection system. This system when built, will Include
collection piping, vacuum/pump station and a sanitary force main. The
Intent of this project Is to remove from service approximately 1,600
connections to septic tanks and or package treatment plants. The project
will use primarily existing road right-of-ways for construction. A complete
evaluation Is included within the Environmental Assessment.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at the
USDA West Palm Beach Area Office, 750 S Military Trail, Suite J, West.
Palm Beach, Florida. For further Information, please contact: Mr. Gregory
L. Caruthers, at 561-683-2285.
Any person interested In commenting on these proposed projects should
submit written comments to the address listed above by April 30, 2007.
A general location map of the proposal Is shown below.





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