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Saturday, March 31,2007
PO BOX 117007
Car strikes home; woman injured
Man also hurt;
is flown to
hospital in WPB
By Eric Kopp
An apparent domestic situa-
tion that went from bad to worse
Friday morning ended when a
car struck the corner of a house,
went into a dry drainage ditch
then caught fire.
According to Corporal Brian
Hagan of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the
driver, Patricia Lynn Platt, was
airlifted to Orlando Regional
Hospital with burns to her body.
It was not known if she had sus-
tained any other injuries. He also
could not comment on the
degree of her burns or how
much of her body had been
Airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital
in West Palm Beach was Patrick
Courtney who, along with Platt,
owns a home at 4948 S.E. 44th
Cpl. Hagan, who was investi-
gating the accident, indicated
that both were in serious condi-
"It was an apparent domestic
situation that went bad," said
Cpl. Hagan, "and ended up in a
A short time after the crash,
OCSO Deputy Kristin Gray, who
was handling the investigation of
the domestic situation, said that
information was sketchy and
that she did not know why the
man and woman were arguing.
Both deputies said the argu-
ment between Mr. Courtney and
Ms. Platt escalated to the point
that the woman got in her 2004
Nissan four-door sedan and was
driving away from their King's
Bay home around 10:32 Friday
"She came flying out of the
driveway and he was hanging on
to the driver's side window,"
said Deputy Gray.
Ms. Platt then apparently lost
control of her car and drove into
a yard two houses down from
hers. Her car struck the corner of
a house at 4880 S.E. 44th St.
After hitting the house, the car
continued on until it struck some
small trees and came to rest in a
drainage ditch. The car then
caught fire sending flames 20-
to 25-feet in the air.
The car was destroyed to the
point Cpl. Hagan could not tell
its make or model. Later Friday
he was able to release that infor-
mation after running a check on
the vehicle's identification num-
Deputy Gray said she did not
know if Ms. Platt was thrown
from the car or crawled from it.
The deputy did say that the
owner of the damaged home,
Robert Rieckhoff, was inside his
house at the time of the crash.
Deputy Gray said family mem-
bers took him from the scene.
"He was kind of shaky," she
See Crash Page 2
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
A corner of this home at 4880 S.E. 44th St. was damaged Fri-
day morning when it was reportedly struck by a 2004 Nissan
driven by Patricia Lynn Platt. After hitting the home, the car
caught fire. Ms. Platt was airlifted to Orlando Regional Hos-
pital with burn injuries.
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.
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,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. 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.
Source: Florida Division
Local BurnBamn Countywide
Water Management District.
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
As the drought continues with no rainfall in sight, Lake Okeechobee continues to drop. By Friday, visitors to the
Lock 7 Recreation Area could walk on dry land almost to the end of the pier.
Lake level dropping daily
By MaryAnn Morris
South Florida is in a
Area residents face water
restrictions as Lake Okee-
chobee's level drops and little
rain is predicted before May.
South Florida's water
comes almost exclusively
Lake Okeechobee sup-
plies the east coast with water
from roughly St.. Lucie to
Miami-Dade County. Lake
Okeechobee also supplies a
portion of the west coast via
the Caloosahatchee River.
With little rain since October,
the watei supply is decreas-
ing while demands for the
water remain constant.
The South Florida Water
(SFWMD) institutes water
restrictions in time of
drought. Conserving water
helps ensure there will be
enough water for essential
things like laundry, drinking
and fire fighting and to pre-
vent salt water intrusion into
the underground aquifers.
According to the SFWMD, salt
water intrusion in one area
could affect water over all of
"We're hoping to bring
water conservation practices
into everyone's daily lifestyle,
and the restrictions do just
that," said SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
"Homeowners can conserve
even more water by not
watering for several days after
a significant rainfall. If rough-
ly 500,000 home-sprinkler
systems were turned off each
time it rains, we could keep
over 1 billion gallons of water
in the aquifer, reducing the
need to recharge our aquifers
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from the Everglades and fur-
ther reducing the advance of
saltwater intrusion, which
threatens our natural
resources and coastal well-
As drought conditions per-
sist around Lake Okee-
chobee, SFWMD engineers
are testing pumps. The
pumps will be used to draw
water out of the lake for water
supply needs should levels
fall below 10.2 feet. When the
lake drops to this level, gravity
cannot deliver enough water
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While some ramps
are useable, boaters
urged to use caution
By Loma Jabionsld
There is no doubt that Okee-.
chobee County is in the middle:
of a severe drought. Lawns are'
brown, plants are withering and
water restrictions have been put
in place. But, nowhere is their,
drought more evident than onj
Last year at this same time,
water levels on the 730-square-i
mile lake were at 14.72 feet. On,
Friday, March 30, the lake level;,
was at 10.51 feet and drop-'i
On May 24, 2001, the lake
dropped to a record low of 8.97
feet. There is serious concerni
that this could be the year that,
the record will be broken.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul C. May and his staff have
already made plans to borrow,
airboats from the Florida Fishl!
and Wildlife Conservation Com- -,
mission (FWC) to use in lake;,
search and rescue. Several vol-j
unteers have also come forward!
and offered the use of their air-!
boats and airplanes for search!
and rescue missions.
Sheriff May also stated that
the Okeechobee County Sher-ii
iff's Office benefit bass tourna-ji
ment scheduled to take place in i
April has been canceled. Their
tourney was to raise money fori
the Sheriff's Boys' Ranch.
"We are concerned about the
safety of those anglers coming,
from around the state who are,
not familiar with Lake Okee-
chobee and could possibly get in:
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Okeechobee News/Loma Jablonski
Some area residents keep their boats tied to docks
behind their homes. This boat is securely tied to a dock,
but Is sitting on dry land as the canal has dried up.
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through control structures.
"At the rate the lake has been
dropping, we are probably look-
ing only 14 to 15 days before the
pumps will be used," said Jesus
Rodriguez of SFWMD. "These
pumps were also used for sever-
al months during the 2001
During the 2001 drought, the
lake dropped to a historic low of
8.97 feet. Some officials fear that
if the current drought continues,
2007 levels may beat that record.
Phase I Mandatory water use
restrictions in eastern Palm
Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties limit out-
door lawn watering and car
washing to three days a week -
alternating days for even and
odd addresses to produce a 15
percent reduction in overall
water use. Reclaimed water is
not restricted neither is water
use for firefighting, sanitation
and medical care.
In the St. Lucie Agricultural
Area, agricultural users have
been restricted from drawing
water from the canals. But, they
may use alternative water
sources from the deep Floridan
aquifer to add to their supplies
during the emergency. People
with homes along certain canals
in Martin and St. Lucie counties
and a small portion of Southeast-
ern Martin County are also
restricted with lawn watering
and car washing limited to three
days a week, scheduled by
Phase II mandatory water use
restrictions in areas surrounding
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trouble due to the low lake
level," stated Sheriff May.
In a community where many
residents rely on Lake Okee-
chobee for their livelihoods, the
possibility of the record being
broken is not good news.
"This drought is killing the
economy," stated Captain Mike
Shallan, a professional Lake
Okeechobee fishing guide.
"Guide services and tackle shops
are starting to feel the affect of
low water conditions. I've been
fishing Lake Okeechobee for
nearly 30 years and this is as bad
as it gets."
According to Capt. Shallan,
the fishing is still really good if
you can get out past the grass
line. But, the water is so low that
getting there and back is becom-
ing more and more difficult.
The water has dropped to a
level that has made some of the
public boat ramps around the
lake unusable. Others are still
Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
The low level of Lake Okeechobee has made some parts of
the lake impossible to navigate for some boats. Airboats are
being used for recreation, and in some cases to rescue other
boaters who become stranded on sand bars.
Lake Okeechobee mainly
impact agricultural, industrial
and commercial water users in
the Everglades Agricultural Area
and parts of Hendry, Glades,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Lee
and Martin counties. Also affect-
ed are residential users whose
water source is Lake Okee-
chobee or any of the surface
water canals fed by the lake, as
well as utility customers in South
Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee and
Because the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) draws
water directly from Lake Okee-
chobee, all OUA customers are
on Phase II restrictions.
Agricultural users in these
areas must reduce their use of
surface water by 30 percent.
They have been notified person-
ally of the exact restrictions
operational, but extreme cau-
tion is advised when using them.
The boat ramps at Okee-
Tantie Marina are operational,
but signs have been erected to
mark the ends of the ramps.
When the new Scott Driver
facility was built, longer ramps
were installed. As a result, there
are currently no problems
launching or loading from these
The ramps behind the J&S
Fish Camp bar are no longer use-
able. Where once there was
ample water to launch, there is
now nothing but mud. The pub-
lic ramp at J&S can still be used,
but with great caution. There is
only a narrow strip where the
water is deep enough to float a
The private ramp at Taylor
Creek Lodge has been dredged
out and is useable. But, property
manager Bill Palmer, strongly
advises to use common sense
and caution when using the
The ramps at Harney Pond
are good, but there is no longer
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
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,
acting director and president of the board of directors, and Cindy Green-
well, 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.
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.
required and are encouraged to
voluntarily exercise additional
water conservation measures as
much as possible.
,Residential users in the Lake-
Okeechobee.Service Area who
irrigate from canals are required
to limit outdoor irrigation times
to two days per week. Residents
with odd --nutinbered home
addresses will be allowed to
water between 4 and 8 a.m. on
Wednesday and Saturdays,.
while residents with even num-
bered home addresses will be
allowed to water between 4 and
8 a.m. on Thursdays 'and Sun-
days. Car and boat washing are
allowed only during the desig-
nated watering days and times.
The Phase II restrictions in
the Lake Okeechobee Service
Area apply to users who get their
water from Lake Okeechobee,
access to the .lake because the
water level is so low. As with all
the other useable ramps, caution
In Moore Haven, the Alvin
Ward, Sr. boat ramp is still being
used but boaters are cautioned
to keep their trailers in the mid-
dle of the ramp to avoid any
Glades County Commissioner
Russell Echols explained that
back in 1990-91, the ramp was
extended and more work was
done on it in 2000 which has
helped the ramp in case of
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said, adding that he was not
As of Friday afternoon, no
charges had been filed and the
incident was still under investi-
gation, said Deputy Gray.
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) employees were on the
scene to pump out the sewage
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public utilities, canals, ponds
and lakes. Groundwater sources
(wells) are not currently restrict-
ed, but all residents are encour-
aged to conserve water.
The use of water for firefight-
ing, safety, sanitation, health,
medical and other essential pur-
poses is not restricted.
The restrictions prohibit
homeowners from operating
their sprinkler systems on non-
watering days. Irrigating three
days a week or less is enough to
keep everything green and saves
thousands of gallons of water.
In addition, the Phase I and
Phase II restrictions allow low-
volume, spot-watering using a
hose with an automatic shut-off
nozzle from 5 until 7 p.m. on the
landscape watering days.
Specific rules also apply to
other users such as agriculture,
nurseries, golf courses and other
commercial and recreational
users of water.
Water use restrictions are
legally mandatory and will be
enforced by local government
through its law enforcement or
zoning and code enforcement
agencies. The SFWMD enforces
the restrictions for consumptive
water use permit holders.
In addition, residents in all
areas of the district are encour-
aged to voluntarily save water
both inside and outside the
For additional information on
saving water, residents can call
SFWMD's toll-free Water Conser-
vation Hotline at (800) 662-8876;
or, contact their regional
SFWMD Service Center.
As Benjamin Franklin said,
"When the well's dry, we know
the worth of water."
The public boat ramp in Belle
Glade also useable. But, due to
the low water, storm debris is
surfacing and extreme caution
should be used when navigating
in this area.
There is a public boat ramp in
Pahokee. But, information
regarding its use was unavail-
able at press time.
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holding tank in front of the
home. The car had driven over
the tank and done some minor
damage. Also, since power had
been disconnected to the home
the tank had to be emptied.
Estimates as to the amount of
damage to the home were not
available as of newspaper dead-
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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 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 Sunday contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m.;
and, two traditional services 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.
Kiwanis host Easter morning breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will host their 36th annual pan-
cake breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 8. Breakfast will be pancakes,
homemade sausage and fresh squeezed orange juice. Breakfast will
be served from 7 until 10:30 a.m. at the Freshman Campus Cafeteria,
610 S.W. Second Ave. Donation i $5. Tickets may be purchased now
and are available at Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets may be
purchased Easter morning at the Campus. Takeout is also available.
For information, call Maureen at (863) 763-2225.
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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
Saturday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 50s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will be
from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with the low around 60.
Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low around 60.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s.
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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.
Chobee Starz host yard sale
OKEECHOBEE The Chobee Starz will hold a yard sale on Satur-
day, March 31, in the parking lot of the Brahman Movie Theatre, 1500 S.
ParrottAve., from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
For information, call Annette at (863) 697-2950.
Radio Club to host testing session
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will spon-
sor a testing session for all classes of amateur licenses at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, 499 N.E. Fifth Ave., on Satur-
day, March 31, beginning at 9 a.m.
The fee is $14 per test session and $14 for a retake if a test is failed on
the first try at this session. You must bring any existing amateur license,
a photo I.D., $14 cash or check made out to ARRL VEC, and your FRN
number if you have a license.
For information contact Harry Robbins (KF4KDO) at (863) 467-
7454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Street selling hams
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. is offering honey
baked hams for sale for the Easter holiday.
Hams will be available for pickup on Friday, April 6.
To place an order, call (863) 357-MAIN or (863)763-2225.
Dance sponsored by social club
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway- one mile east of U.S. 27.
The G.I. Joe Band will play for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Club mem-
berships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout April with classes
every Friday in April at 6:30 p.m.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the com-
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
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Jaguar students of the week
Jim Vensel, Kiwanis Club president (left) along with Principal Gary Kirsch (far right), rec-
ognized the New Endeavor Students of the Week for the week of March 30, 2007. Stu-
dents receiving this award (left to right) are: Jim Vensel, Chris Chandler, Jessica Camp,
John Sycks, Tyrone Evans, Christo Sanchez, and Gary Kirsch. Way to go Jaguar Stu-
dents of the Week!
2007-2008 school open enrollment
zone waiver applications being taken
Parents, you must complete
a zone waiver application for
the 2007-2008 schoolyear if:
your child is currently
attending a school outside of
his/her attendance zone
you would like for your
child to attend a school outside
of his/her attendance zone.
You may acquire an appli-
cation from any school or
from the School Board office
in the Student Services depart-
ment, room 306. Applications
will be accepted beginning
Monday, April 16 and ending
Friday, April 27. Applications
received after this date will be
placed on a waiting list. Please
read the form carefully to
ensure that all requirements
For further information you
may contact Russ Brown,
Director of Student Services,
by calling (863) 462-5000, ext.
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for this week! Students
in the (back row, left to right)are: Quandrell Ridley, Sage Douglas, Jordan Maynard. Students
in the front row are Derrek Boykin and Mayra Cortez.
OMS eighth grade students
readies for Freshmen Campus
OMS Students took home
report cards on Friday, and
they're on the home stretch for
this school year.
have begun S
their orienta- .
tion process with the Freshman
Campus, taking a tour this week
and receiving information about
the new Florida High School,
Graduation Requirements and
preparing to begin registering for
next year's classes. Some OMS
students are busy meeting with
guidance counselors to get last
minute tips on promotion, while
others are anxiously awaiting
Awards Day on April 5. The last
few weeks are filling up fast with
extra activities, so the end of the
year will surely arrive sooner
than we expect!
April 5: Third Nine Weeks
Awards, 9:00 a.m.; April 6: No
School Good Friday April 11-
14: State Science Fair, Ft. Myers;
April 14: District Middle School
Band Fes[ .\ii, Jensen Beach.
Positive Behavior Support Team reaps rewards at NEHS
At New Endeavor High School,
our faculty and staff work hard to
ensure our students get a quality
education. Studies show that
there is a correlation between stu-
dent achievement and use of
instructional time. Since it is so
important to spend our classroom
time actively learning, we continu-
ally strive to protect your child's
instructional time by encouraging
all students to behave appropri-
ately. The Positive Behavioral Sup-
port Team (PBS) at New Endeavor
regularly gets together to review
behavior trend information, plan
special events, and discuss areas
This PBS Team was formed at
the beginning of the 2006-2007
school year. Our goal is to estab-
lish school-wide expectations to
govern student behaviors. These
expectations are explicitly taught
to students and reminders for
proper behavior are posted in the
classrooms, the computer lab, the
restroom, the hallway, the cafete-
ria, et cetera. Through proactive
teaching, we've seen an initial
decline in misbehaviors and
expect overall improved behavior
and increased student achieve-
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At the beginning of the year,
the Positive Behavioral Support
Team clarified the discipline
process. Minor infractions are
managed within the classroom
and more interventions are imple-
mented prior to writing a referral,
and students are rewarded for
positive behaviors. Of course,
some actions, such as fights, war-
rant an immediate referral.
As the name indicates, the PBS
group is focused on finding the
positive things students are doing
in the classroom and rewarding
them for doing well. Too often as
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things right. Encouraging students
by praising what they do well and
offering specific praise is often a
better method for teaching stu-
dents how they should act in a
The Positive Behavioral Sup-
port Team at New Endeavor High
School has found several fun
rewards to use with whole classes
of students. Students in the
ALPHA, Extended ninth grade,
and middle and high school disci-
pline have enjoyed screening a
new release movie for 'going ten
consecutive days with no referrals.
Exciting future events have been
planned when the fifteen and
twenty day objectives are met.
Faculty versus students basketball
and kickball games have been
another popular reward.
Big events for our students are
planned to close the 2006-2007
school year, and future plans are
being made to provide students
with positive feedback on an indi-
vidual basis. The Kiwanis Club
currently recognizes students who
earn the Student of the Week
honor by presenting them with, a
certificate. Be on the lookout for
further positive messages from us
in the future, as we continue to
refine our goal of achieving excel-
lence in every endeavor we
attempt. If you have ideas about
accentuating the positives in stu-
dent behavior at New Endeavor
High School, please contact Gary
Kirsch, Principal at (863) 462-
A Thought To
The ancient story of the three
blind men approaching an ele-
phant for the first time offers a
great lesson in understanding.
The first blind man, feeling
t r u n k
declared, "It is
like a snake."
said "It is the
same as a
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three sides of arguments and dif-
ferences, each and all have their
points, this we need to remem-
ber. Consider the other side, and
there is always another side.
When there is opposition to
change, try to understand just what
the, opposition thinks. The fears
and the anguish that they feel
could result from change. This is
really what people are fihting.
What appears as a simple
rope to some looks as big as a
tree to others.
The greatest attainment of man
is when he can say "Friend, I want
to understand your problem."
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1923, in Brownsville, .Pa., he
served in the United States Army
during World War II. He had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 4 years and was a member of
the Buckhead Baptist Church and
enjoyed clock making and wood
Mr. Sabo is survived by his
wife, Mabel Sabo of Okeechobee.
There are no plans for a serv-
ice at this time.
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1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
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DROUGHT: I live in Pioneer Estates and people water when they
will. They are watering right now. I thought we are in a drought.
What number can we call to report these people feel they have a
right to water their lawns at 9 a.m. They have an acre and a half to
Editor's Note: If you suspect someone is violating current water
restrictions that are in place you should contact the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-3117. You will need to give the
sheriff's office the address and name of the suspected offender.
HELP: Okeechobee homeowners who own very nice homes, if
you have any kind of heart you would contribute into a fund call it
a first homeowner fund or something. We can do this by adding a
little to our taxes. If you don't want to do it you don't have to. But a
pool could be created where only Okeechobee residents that need a
home can get some help. There is a bad home problem here and if
you don't take care of the least of us, you don't take care of him.
That's what Jesus said. I'd be willing to put a few bucks into this
pool where if somebody needs a down payment for a house it
would help. Help these kids out. They need a place to live. If they
apply, are hard working, have jobs and kids let's help them out.
DECISIONS: The Bible declares in Leviticus 18:22-24 that a man
to lie with another man or a woman to lie with another woman is an
abomination in the eyes of God. In Romans 1:24-27 it also talks
about this. God calls this vile affections and unnatural. Please look
these scriptures up and see for yourself what God says about it. God
created man and called him Adam. Then he caused a deep sleep to
fall upon Adam and took one of his ribs and made woman and
called her Eve. God loves everyone and it's not his will for anyone to
perish. The decision is yours and yours along to make.
TRAFFIC WOES: As for businesses and restaurants coming to
town, these businesses are looking for customers. The more people
who live here, the more customers they might have. So if the com-
munity grows, that would encourage more restaurants to be
opened. However, the traffic problems must be addressed. Our
roads and streets are already crowded. If we are going. to attract
more residents, we need to improve the roads so people can get
HOA: If Blue Heron is a homeowner's association how is that the
members there have no say in the use of the ground? Would it not
require a vote among the members, or is Blue Heron the typical
HOA where the board rules and the members have no say? I would
be checking the bylaws and deed restrictions or the P.U.D. at zoning
to see if this was allowed. Stay vigilant and have a say in your neigh-
borhood. I remember years ago when I designed some homes back
there it seemed every other year or so I was dealing with a differ-
ent developer and a different ACC board for approvals.
CONDOS VS. TIMESHARES: I don't know a whole lot about con-
dos or timeshares, but if you own a condo couldn't you rent it out to
more than one person for a period of time during the year, or do you
have to live in it as a resident? It seems that some people who invest
in real estate buy condos but rent them rather than live in them.
Would the condo association set the rules as to who could live in a
condo and for how long? If you can rent a condo to more than one
person for a short period of time, then isn't it sort of like a time-
share? I know a yearly lease would be a safer investment, but could-
n't someone gamble on the market and rent for short terms in a
BIG TRUCKS: This is a plea to those who -drive the big pickup
trucks please be aware that your big vehicle blocks visibility for
other drivers and show some courtesy. Today I pulled, out onto Par-
rott Avenue. I had to turn left to go north, so I was in the turn area in
the middle of the street. A big gold extended cab pickup pulled up
on my right, also waiting to go north. I had to look to the right to see
if there was any traffic coming and I could not see through the truck,
so I pulled up a little. As I tried to see around the truck, he pulled
even with me, blocking my view. I pulled up again. The truck pulled
up again. I pulled up a little more, right to the edge of the street. The
truck started to pull up yet again, but luckily as it pulled up I had
enough time to see nothing was coming and I quickly pulled out
onto the northbound lane. There was no reason for that truck to pull
up like that except to make it difficult for me to see. There were no
cars on his right and since he was turning north (left), he did not
need to look to the left. Since I was in the turn area first, I had the
right of way. He was supposed to wait for me to pull out before he
did. This is not the first time this has happened to me and it is very
frustrating and even dangerous. If you drive a big pickup, please
show a little courtesy to those in the smaller cars. Some of us can't
afford big vehicles but we have the same right to the roads as you.
BALANCED REPORTING: I realize that the Okeechobee News
prints articles from the Associated Press but I think you ought to tell
the whole story. The federal attorneys can be fired for any reason
and no reason has to be explained. In the first three months of the
Clinton administration they fired all 92 U.S. Attorneys, which includ-
ed two attorneys who were in the process of investigating the Clin-
tons. Would you please balance the news?
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More effort needed to keep kids healthy
By Modesto E. Abety
Florida KidCare, our state's ver-
sion of the federal State Children's
Health Insurance Program
(SCHIP), once was a model for the
nation. Now, having become one
of the most complicated programs
in the country, hundreds of thou-
sands of our neediest children have
fallen off the enrollment books -
and the number of casualties will
grow unless we act.
Because KidCare enrollment
numbers have fallen, Florida has
lost $139.7 million of its federal
allotments for children's health
insurance to other states. For a
funding opportunity that returns 71
cents from Washington for every
29 cents Florida invests, this is
worth throwing a tantrum over.
Created in 1997 in a bipartisan
thrust to cover children whose par-
ents could not afford private health
insurance, SCHIP has enjoyed
extraordinary national success.
The legislation expires in Septem-
'ber, however, and Congress must
move to reauthorize this program
that remains remarkably able to
generate bipartisan support.
During the past decade, this
program has added hundreds of
thousands of children from the
neediest families to the rolls of the
health-insured. Everywhere the
numbers of enrolled children have
Except in Florida. We are the
odd kid out. The percentage of
uninsured children in our state has
increased to 17 percent the sec-
ond worst in the nation. Mean-
while, the number of our unin-
sured children has increased to
719,000 from 500,000, while the
number of children enrolled in
Florida KidCare has dropped.
Most of these children -
approximately 500,000 are eligi-
ble to enroll. Yet many still don't
know about the program, and
administrative barriers have pre-
vented or deterred families from
entering and remaining in KidCare.
In 2001-02, 86 percent of Kid-
Care applicants became enrolled.
As administrative barriers
increased, that percentage slipped,
then tumbled in 2004-05. By 2005-
06, just 51 percent of children who
applied managed to register.
When children lack health
insurance, the consequences are
grave. Uninsured children are three
times less likely to have seen a doc-
tor in the past year and 13 times
more likely to lack a usual source
of care. Uninsured children are
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.
AA meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an 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
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information,
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization --or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our 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. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-.
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Masseyat (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. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, 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 information, 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
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
information, 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
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more likely to have unmet health-
care needs. They are more vulnera-
ble to disease and more-serious
If Washington pursues an
adjustment to the SCHIP formula
because unspent KidCare dollars
are left on the table, Florida's chil-
dren will suffer the consequences,
but this need not be the case.
The Florida KidCare Coordinat-
ing Council offers a clear roadmap
that pinpoints four areas for
,improvement: program accounta-
bility, transparency, planning and
evaluation; outreach and eligibility;
quality, access and funding; and,
administration. Eligibility require-
ments, for KidCare must be simpli-
fied. With a seamless system as the
goal, a single administration
should oversee KidCare marketing,
eligibility, contracting, quality
assurance and financing.
The way out of the KidCare
maze is clear, and Florida is at a
critical juncture. Our representa-
tives need to move quickly to show
progress in addressing the KidCare
maze that inhibits and prohibits
children and families from
enrolling in a program for which
they are eligible. Progress at the
state level is critical, so that in
Washington, Democrats and
Republicans alike are bolstered in
their effort to reauthorize the
SCHIP legislation and secure addi-
tional dollars for outreach and
access. An .estimated additional
$60-$70 billion is needed during
the next five years so that, as a
nation, we can enroll more chil-
dren in healthcare programs. :
Thankfully, winds of change in
Tallahassee offer hope. A number
of proposals are being introduced
early in the session, and the gover-
nor's office has communicated its
willingness to address both the eli-
gibility process and the consolida-
tion of the program at the same
time. House Speaker Marco Rubio
listed KidCare as one of his top 100
A KidCare overhaul is overdue.
In Florida, we must set our house
in order, so that federal representa-
tives who believe in our children
can expand the critical SCHIP legis-
lation. Florida, where KidCare
received such a celebrated launch,
has been the odd kid out for far too
Editor's Note: Modesto E. Abety
is president and CEO of The Chil-
dren's Trust and president of the
Florida Children Services Council.
Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., will present an East-
er musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The
presentation is open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-
Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by
the Okeechobee Community Choir on 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 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will
be Sonia McCabe, assistant supervisor for the Bureau of Consumer
Assistance, and Don Dietrich, consumer complaint analyst, Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The topic of the
show will be complaints, scams, fraud and identity theft. For infor-
mation call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or visit
DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attend-
ing DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday,
March 31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast Flori-
da Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the controver-
sial 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold
an indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 31, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Coffee and donuts will be avail-
able in the' morning and hot dogs and sodas will be sold for lunch.
Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. For information, contact Jesse
Black at (863) 467-7068.
Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on Satur-
day, 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 scholar-
Basinger church hosting revival
The Basinger Church of God will present the Pooler Family Min-
istries in revival April 1-6. Services start at 6 p.m.-on Sunday, April 1,
and at 7:30 p.m. all other nights. For information, call (863) 467-
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
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 tan-
ner, the temple guard, and the Roman soldier. The church is located
at 425 S.W. 28th St, two blocks behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is wel-
come. There will be no charge.
Church presents drama
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a
praise and worship Easter program entitled "Lion of Judah-Cal-
vary's Lamb" on Sunday, April 1, at 4 and 6 p.m. The program will
be presented by the combined choirs and drama ministry of First
Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and
the proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be
held April 2.
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 Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977
orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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.
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Reflections from the Pulpit
The cross the foundation of our faith
Submitted to the
Tom Lester, who played
the role of Eb on Green
Acres, will be appearing
at Treasure Island
Church, 4209 U.S. 441
S.E. at 6 p.m. on April 14.
Dr. Lewis Gregory, in his book,
"Introducing the New You," makes
this observation about the cross.
"The cross itself is not really signifi-
cant at all. The original crosses
were just two pieces of wood
crossed and bound together and
used for execution. They were
quite plain, rather crude, and
somewhat common. Then what
makes the cross significant? The
significance of the cross stems
from one very special person, who
was crucified on a cross. It was the
death of the pure and perfect Son
of God, upon an old, rugged cross
that gave it significance. The critical
point for all Christendom occurred
when Jesus Christ was executed
upon the cross. Therefore, the
cross is central to Christianity!
The cross, during the time of
Christ, was the means of executing
criminals. Yet Christ was certainly
no criminal! In fact, He is the only
one who was not. So who are the
real criminals? We are! It is all of
mankind who are tlhe real crimi-
nals. Every single one of us is guilty.
Our crimes of sin against a holy
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and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the
money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before
April 15, 2007, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State
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By Gary Moorman, Finance Director
God earned all of us the death sen-
tence. For the wages of sin is death
(Romans 6:23). As sinners, we
were all condemned to eternal
death, and rightly so.
Praise God-Jesus Christ paid
the penalty for our sins! He did this
by willfully taking our place, and
dying as a ransom for our sins.
Once you were alienated from God
and were enemies in your minds
because of your evil behavior. But
now he has reconciled you by
Christ's physical Lbody through
(Colossians 1:21-22). The
demands of God's righteous sys-
tem of justice were met through
Christ's sacrificial death on our
behalf. Since Christ was the perfect
sacrifice that God required, He
now declares our sin debt paid in
full. Therefore, God offers a full par-
don from all sings for those who
will accept Jesus Christ as their
The pardon that God offers you
comes entirely as a result of His
grace, without any merit -o your
part whatsoever. We are "jusified
freely by His grace through the
redemption that came by Christ
Jesus" (Romans 3:24). Because of
His grace extended to you through
the cross, you go from, as Dr. J.I.
Packer points out, the status of con-
demned criminal awaiting a terri-
ble sentence to that of an heir
awaiting a fabulous inheritance.
So, what does the cross mean
to you? Is it just a symbol you wear
around your neck or a sign you
make before you go up to bat? The
significance is the Savior who
offers you forgiveness if you will
simply turn from your sin and turn
to Him and receive Him as your
redeemer. If you make that choice,
He will extend to you His grace that
will change your life forever.
By Pastor Duane Eatmon,
Treasure Island Baptist Church
Crosses: They're everywhere!
Crosses come in many different
forms, sizes and shapes. You see
them on church buildings, in peo-
ple's homes, or in their cars. People
wear then as jewelry-necklaces,
rings, earrings, and lapel pins.
Some people even have tattoos of
the cross on their bodies. Others
are seen making the sign of the
cross before or after a major
event-athletes are especially
noted for this. Cemeteries often
have crosses marking the graves.
I remember as a young boy vis-
iting Arlington National Cemetery
and the impact it made on me as I
looked across the sea of white
crosses. The sight of those crosses
was a vivid reminder of the great
price that has been paid for free-
There is one cross, though, that
undoubtedly means different
things to different people. What
about you? What does it mean to
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Here's a freebie for anyone
fishing in Florida's freshwaters
April 7 and 8: you don't need a
fishing license. It's free fishing
during the first full weekend in
April in the state's freshwaters.
"Free fishing days means
you don't need a license to fish
in freshwater lakes and rivers
during this special weekend,"
said Sam McKinney, regional
freshwater fisheries biological
administrator for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Anglers fishing in saltwater
will still need a license.
To help promote the enjoy-
ment of freshwater fishing and
give anglers the chance to take
advantage of the peak fishing
season, the FWC moved free
fishing weekend several years
ago from the first week of June,
which is National Fishing
.Week, to the first weekend in
"We hope that fishing for
free will remind those anglers
who haven't fished in awhile
how fun and relaxing a day of
fishing can be," McKinney said.
To encourage families to go
fishing, the FWC and local part-
ners are hosting a free event in
Marion County called Tuscaw-
illa Free Family Fishing Day
from 8-11 a.m., Saturday, April
7 at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala.
During Free Fishing Week-
end, all other freshwater fishing
laws and regulations will
remain in effect. To learn the
regulations, obtain a copy of
the Florida Freshwater Sport
Fishing Guide and Regulations
Summary, available from tax
collectors' offices or authorized
license agents, and all FWC
offices. It can also be found
online at MyFWC.com.
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Fishing, Headquarters, 5286 S.W.
16th Ave., or Garrard's Tackle
Shop, 4259 U.S. 441 S. Registra-
tions will also be taken at the
boat ramp or by mail.
To register by mail send your
entry fee to Herb and Kim Bring-
ger, RBMT, 1700 N.W. 128th
Ave., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
The biggest fish award will be
$750; the second biggest fish will
For information contact Herb
or Kim at (863) 763-1035 or
American Cancer Society
breast cancer bass tournament
will be held on Saturday, April
21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at
10430 S.R. 78W.
Entry fee is $130 per two per-
son team, plus $5 entry into the
give-away drawing; or, $135 at
the ramp. Prizes will be award-
ed at the end of the weigh-in.
Registration forms can be
obtained at: Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, 5286 S.W.
16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle
Shop, 4259 U.S. 441 S.; or, call
Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or
Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
Tournaments are held the fol-
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
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in its 9th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will present the Easter Cantata,
Lord of Lords
and Other Easter Favorites, Including
The Holy City and Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus
Presented at The Gathering
(former location of Oakview Baptist)
1735 SW 24th Ave
Friday, March 30 at 7PM
Saturday, March 31 at 2PM & 7PM
The heavenly selections will be gloriously sung by a 59-voice choir
comprised of singers from the following 13 local
churches: Church of Our Saviour, First United
Methodist, His House Fellowship Nazarene,
KOA Community, More to Life, Northside
Baptist, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Peace
Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic, Seventh-day
Adventist, The Gathering, Treasure Island
Baptist and Westside Christian
Solos, Duets, & Trios Sung or Performed By:
Justin Allen, Dorothy Anderson, Betsy
Cheney, Faye Haverlock, Mary Hurley, JoAnn
Kane, Lonnie Kirsch, Pastor Emil & Ruth
Moldrik, Wynnefred Shepard, Darle Lou
Simmons, Leah Suarez, John & Chris Sufficool,
Sydney Thacker, Kathryn Wilkinson & Victoria
Accompanist: Michael Hayes Narrator: Nicolle Wood
Admission is free A Love Offering will be taken
Questions? Call 634-7714
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place it on its side on the carving
board. Use a meat fork to hold the
ham steady, and make perpendicular
slices down to the leg bone in
the desired thickness.
Loosen the slices by cutting
horizontally along the log bone.
Remove each slice with the fork
and arrange the ham slices on
a serving platter, Servo with
pineapple mustard sauce.
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ALAN JAY TOYOTA is disposing of over 200 rentals, lease returns, trade-ins and other used vehiclesfor $0 down* and payments as low as $79 per month*
PUSH, PULL, DRAG YOUR TRADE AND RECEIVE A GUARANTEED
$2,007 TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE!
(Regardless of condition)
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VOUCHER VALID ONLY IF PRESENTED UPON REGISTRATION
Non-negohlable 1 voucher per customer on units 1997 or newer and $7500 or
greater. No casn value. May not be combined wian any other orier. NOT valid with Must be signed by Event Manager upon registration
commercial Iruck purchases See dealer for deiaris. Expires 3-25-07
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ALAN JAYTOYOTA has been drasficaly ovestocked with vehicles, including
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OVER 2 USED VEHICLES TO BE DISPOSEDOF AT THIS HUGE DEl1
BAD CREDIT? NO CREDIT? OUR SPECIALTY!
Don't be concerned about your current payoff... When we make a
deal, we'll pay off your tradein, no matter what you owe!
* PAYCHECK STUB HOME UTILITY BILL
* DRIVER'S LICENSE DOWN PAYMENT
ERY BY SIMPLY PAYING THE BANK $0 DOWN* THEN START MAKING PAYMENTS
WORDS CHEVROLETS, TOYOTAS, DODGES, AND MORE!
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14 The Okeechdbee News, Saturday, March 31,2007
10S...Pa.r.t. .. 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Rmiches & Acreage
It's easy to get, the inside track...
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' What do I need
to do before making a
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what'price house you can afford, says
syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to.buy a home equal in price to three
times your gross annual income.
Moe precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a homewil depend on six factors:
* Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
* Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
* The sum of these costs is referred to as 'PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
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* Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range..
Attention Investors!! '.....' Looking For Waterfront Property?
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3 lots in Taylor CreekgrFf)r aE 3rd Streen $129.000.00 *te:i0 E _E'ET ilue
$179 000 00 :-:8 "e.E ".l3 Streea 5119,000
Brentwood Estates A t3utifl iJude, CukjeSac 1 aSurn.undedl by .*k ,re- S anrd dj, J In
170' X 220' building lot in Country Meadows, Astng only ie0,000
S18 95 BeauOtiul acres in the NE section. Call J la SH. I-is ,.t-'jE Ree-.i, r'edicf lO ro-6 .k. S1
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Elbert Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
*Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280 *Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 ,Joe Arnold: 861610-1639
*Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
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_________Don__ ernutanz.Inc.'sT -- __________________
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financing Options Available
Available For Immediate Occupancy
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TO 'JIAIIFIED BUYER
(863) 357-2700 A"t
Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
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3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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Town Only Mvhnutes to Schools. 2004 Kings Bay Completely remodeled m 2Uu3
Customized Mobile Home Tons of Extras. w/ new ceramic tile floors in kitchen,, living
Fenced & X-Fenced .- 1 .-i i-'. 'li. rm,dinnin~andbothbathrooms.NewA/C
Workshops. $159,900 Ii -.. ''v I.';) and Roof. Entertain family & friends on the
screen back porh Property backup to 12
2) 3/2 on 2+ Acres! GORGEOUS QUAIL acres of pasture for added privacy. $139,500
ACRES HOME on 2.11 acres only a short MLS#93M
drive to schools, shopping, hospital etc. This
home has itall!Freshlypainted in neutralcol- 4.) 3/2 REDUCED! 1998 spacious 3/2
ors to compliment any decor New Carpet DWMH w/ one car detached garage or can
New Tile New Landscaping- New Roof beused for workshop, haspower andwater
New A/C. A Long List is Available of All hooked up. On 1.25 acres fenced. American
This Home Has to Offer. $299,000 MLS# Home Shield Warranty included with this
93518 home!! Make your appointment today!
3.) Adorable Interior! PRICED TO SELL!
Adetsei h OecobeNw
If the coming of spring
has given you the itch to find a new home,
or sell the one you've got; then talk to one
of our friendly, knowledgeable agents
today. We're here to guide you through
every step of the buying and selling
Double.. id. 2 2
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L Only $82,000!
OK ACRES/10 ACRE
Seller Financing Available!
.- DonPlease call
Donald A. Renfranz / Realtor
financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment
Sellers will hold a First Mortgage of balance
payable in monthly payments of principal & interest @ 8.00% a.p.r. based
on 15 yr amortization, to come to term (balloon payment) at the end of 3rd year
from date of note.
ALL DEVELOPER-OWNED OK ACRES LOTS ARE NOW PRICED AT $180,000 EACH!
CALL DONALD A. RENFRANZ DIRECTLY FOR LOT AVAILABILITY!
"These offering are subject to prior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not Warranted."
"SECOND TO NONE'
104 N.W. 7th Ave. .(863) 763-4010
,a. Toll Free 888-874-2945
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tucker-group.com
oket, SERVICE INTEGRITY EXPERIENCE
B.H. Tucker, RA., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, PA., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene. Sr., Broker/Assoc.
Lori Mixon 634-1457
John Pell. GR.I., BrokerlAssoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999
Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343- Ron Staley 697-6221
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irel,fm.nar a.,pprualor ic:cr ir.ea.e 2943 NW 33rd Ave, Basswood Dev. 2807 NW 32nd Ave, Basswood Dev
,,0t SI Lu -.0o Curreril, ope..3R- BR'2BA;1 CAR Garage (1 500 iq ni) 3BR'2BAlCAR GARAGE 1 50l S-Q FI) .auisaed
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eri 863-634-6056 laridscap.ng Hu'iicane trutler to10 code Humcar, e r.ur, tercui-z,.ae $15 9)) Call Sharon
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PRICED RIGHT $125000 in Treasure SWEET STARTER HOME @ r148 FECT IN LAKEPORT 3BR32BI BUCH
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FlyLady's preparation tips for Easter
If you have learned nothing ,, happiness that this Easter Season
from this list, I hope you get this brings.
one part. A little planning NOW, FlyLady
saves a lot of time LATER! AND T
ENERGY! Flylady These cookies can create a
Have you started planning really neat family Easter tradition
your Easter Holiday Dinner? Do if you don't already have one.
you know the menu? Have you byMarlaifyou don't already have one.
bought the needed groceries? Cilley P.S. Here is a wonderful way to
Have you made out a to do list? If remember Christ Resurrection. It
you sit down for 30 minutes and was sent to me by a Dear Friend.
seriously think about the process,
you life will have less stress. I am your list. These cookies can create a
going to walk you through the Cook or prepare something really neat family Easter tradition
planning process. each day for 3 days. If you divide if you don't already have one.
What are your plans? the work out over 3 days, you will
Am I cooking or going out? have time to plan something fun
Do we do Easter baskets and with thle kids. And you will have ASTER STORY
dye eggs? the eliergy to do it. You can do COOKIES
Do I have goodies for the dessert early, a salad. Throw
baskets? together casseroles. Pick items for You need:
If you have to cook, what on your menus that allow you to I c. shelled whole pecans
the menu? make ahead. This way you are 1 tsp. vinegar
Don't forget dessert! only popping in the oven and set- 3 egg whites
If you are like me, cooking a ting it on the table pinch salt
holiday dinner really zaps your When you start to cook any- 1 c. sugar
energy. There is a way to cook this time. Make sure the dishwasher zipper baggie
meal and still enjoy the family and and sinks are empty. Run hot wooden spoon
I am going to tell you how in step soapy water in the sink, so you tape
by step instruction. This plan can clean up as you go. Remem- Bible
worked for my Thanksgiving cele- ber to only prepare one item at a Preheat oven to 300 F.
bration. This was the first time I time and clean up after yourself as Place pecans in zipper baggie.
ever tried this method. I well you go. DO NOT START A NEW Let children beat them with the
never do another holiday meal PREPARATION UNTIL THE MESS wooden spoon to break into
without this plan. IS CLEANED UP FROM THE PRE- small pieces. Explain that after
Here is what I did first! VIOUS DISH. I MEAN THIS. I can Jesus was arrested he was beaten
Made sure the house was hear you know. "Oh I can do two by the Roman soldiewas. Read John
clean ready for company and kept things at once." Do you remem- by the Roman soldier9:-3 Read John
it that way while I cooked. ber how overwhelmed you get 19:1-3.
Got my dishes ready for the and the feeling from turning Let each child smell the vine-
table several days ahead of time. around in circles in your kitchen gar. Put I tsp. vinegar into mixing
Tuesday before Thursday. A cou- floor because you don't know bowl. Explain that when Jesus
pie of days are enough. Get out what to do next. Focus on one was thirsty on the cross he was
your table cloths and .center item at a time. This relieves all the given vinegar to drink. Read John
piece. Have you thought about a stress. I promise. Your kitchen will 19:28-30.
center piece yet? Silverware and be clean too. That is the biggest Add egg whites to vinegar.
serving dishes, too. Make sure stress reliever. Eggs represent life. Explain that
they are all clean ready for the Don't forget the rolls. This is Jesus gave His life to give us life.
table. Either set the table, (if you a family tradition in our home. Read John 10:10-11.
do not have to use it or put the Someone always forgets the Sprinkle a little salt into each
dishes aside for the time being on bread. LOL. So from now on, I child's hand. Let them taste it and
a clean counter and cover with a. buy the frozen roll dough at the brush the rest into the bowl.
dish towel. I have a cat. LOL I also grocery store. It is wonderful. All Explain that this represents the
cover the whole table if set with a you do is read the directions. They salty tears shed by Jesus' follow-
clean sheet. The table is set and I are on the back. LOL and put ers, and the bitterness of our own
don't have to worry about it any- them in the pan to rise 3 hours sin. Read Luke23:27.
more. I even have time to fold before your meal. Put this on your sin.freadLuke.
napkins and do cutesy stuff to the schedule. 3 to 4 hours ahead of So far the ingredients are not
table. Because I am not rushed. meal time. They have to rise and very appetizing.
It's a Martha S. Moment. LOL then be cooked. READ. But they Add I c. sugar. Explain that the
Make out your menu for the are great. Everyone thinks they sweetest part of the story is that
dinner. Examine your recipes and were made from scratch. A new Jesus died because He loves us.
pick your family favorites. Also try family tradition. LOL He wants us to know and belong
one new thing. Surprises are Give everything a time on to Him. Read Ps. 34:8 and John
always nice. Could become a the calendar. But if you don't look 3:16.
new family tradition? Pick out at it, you won't follow your plan. Beat with a mixer on high
some things that can be made Take your calendar or notebook speed for 12 to 15 minutes until
ahead of time and put into the with the schedule written on it stiff peaks are formed. Explain
refrigerator until time to cook or and Put it on the refrigerator on that the color white represents the
serve. Some salads need to be the counter. Look at it every hour. purity in God's, eyes of those
made a day or two ahead of time, It has your next few days planned whose sins have been cleansed
so that the flavors meld. out. Guess What you don't even by Jesus. Read Isa. 1:18 and John
Make out a grocery list. have to think now, you just have 3:1-3.
Check the recipes for items you to read, the thinking has already Fold in broken nuts. Drop by
have on hand and list the ones been done. Keep your recipe with teaspoons onto wax paper co
you need to buy. Think of every- this notebook too. ered cookie sheet. Explain that
thing you will need, from egg dye One word of warning. Do not ered cooke sheet that
to candy, beverages and desserts. let your sink become a catch all. each mound represents the rocky
What is the main dish? Put everything away as you use it tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Clean out your refrigerator and wash up all your dishes. Then Read Matt. 27:57-60.
really good. Make room for cov- you can start the next prepara- Put the cookie sheet in the
ered dishes. tion. oven, close the door and turn the
Go shopping early in the day If you want to have a wonder- oven OFF.
or the day before you start to ful family celebration, the hostess Give each child a piece of tape
cook. does not need to be exhausted and seal the oven door. Explain
TODAY! Make an appoint- and at her wits end. You can do that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read
ment calendar for your cooking. this. If I can anyone can. Matt. 27:65-66.
Especially the day you are serving One other thing. Get dressed in GO TO BED! Explain that they
the dinner. You can't have every- a nice jumper and put on an may feel sad to leave the cookies
thing in the oven at once. So plan apron while you cook. I don't in the oven over night. Jesus' fol-
on what needs to go in the oven know why, but I always feel so lowers were in despair when the
and stagger it according to how festive when I cook with an apron tomb was sealed. Read John
long they need to cook or can on. Have your hair fixed and your 16:20 and 22.
they cook together if you have face looking good too. No sense
room. This is when I would love scaring the guests. On Easter morning, open the
to have 2 ovens. Holiday celebrations are spe- oven and give everyone a cookie.
On this appointment calen- cial memories for your children Notice the cracked surface and
dar, at the top write: Only prepare and family. Make them memo- take a bite. The cookies are hol-
one DISH at a time. Set a time for rable, in a way that only you can low! On the first Easter Jesus' fol-
each particular item on the menu. do. You are blessing your family lowers were amazed to find the
Follow this schedule; allow plenty with your efforts. Don't be a Mar- tomb open and empty. Read Matt.
of time to clean up after preparing tyr. Enjoy and love every moment 28:1-9.
each item. Don't forget to thaw of the preparation.
the turkey or ham. LOL Write it on Wishing you all the joy and HE HAS RISEN!
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & #5698
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CHEST FREEZER: Kenmore,
23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
DISHWASHER, For RV or
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
black, works great, $50
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
good shape. $125
REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER:
Almond, good working con-
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
in garage, $40.
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
excellent condition. $280 for
both or will separate.
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
FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
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
Shurters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
CHILDREN'S DRESSER- Whit.
good condition. $25.
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.
BRICKS / PATIO PAVERS
400 pcs): Will cover about
15 x 15 area. You haul. $150
for all. 863-697-2032 Okee
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $325. 863-673-0980
MENS 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
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.
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.
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503
BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
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.
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs reup-
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels, $60.
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-
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful, with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
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.
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
BERETTA STORM- Carbine 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
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 AGP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer (734)777-4495
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
BODY BY JAKE- Very good
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 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer with air handler & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827
CAST IRON iIU'%EN SINK
W/drain board CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
ICE CUBE MAKER: Magic
Chef, portable, almost new.
MATTRESS & SPRINGS,
Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.
CEILING FANS (4), White
w/light kit. $120 for all, will
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
READING A NEWSPAPER . .
1 leads you to the .best
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PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $400.
HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
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
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
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.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS, Fe-
males, very colorful, shots &
wormed. $250 each.
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, .i20 i ,or i :,itm will sell
JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
vrs old with rovpr excellent
:,,nl,:ri.,wl pl ,l ':00 ask-
n, o. i8A00 6 .-3333
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
JUGGERNAUTS (2), 15", Cus-
tom made by MMATS, 6000
wattspeak each. $1200 neg.
SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476
SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
ARBOR PRESS, Bench model,
3 ton, like new. $75
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo,. used, $50
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 orsep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
WELDING MACHINE, very
good condition, $150.
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Q o woner ewspaper
redr aere moe popularl
VCR- Sharp, like new plus 35
movies. Asking $150.
CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
88mm, hi grade, 120 mins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.
ACCOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
Please call (863)467-7095
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Praducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
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
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
PASO FINO MARE: to good
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
SADDLE- 141" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150. 239-340-4758
DUMP YARD CART: $100.
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
LAWN MOWER, Gas Edger,
Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, 2
Tree Trimmers, $500.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
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.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, hpi plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
IN TOWN, large 4BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1500 mo., 1st,
last & security,
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
BASSINGER- to share mobile
home, single/quiet, male/fe-
male, non smoking, no pets
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, inclds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep. (863)447-3287
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
CLEWISTON, New home. By
Owner. 3/2, Garage, Big Lot.
$299,000. w/down payment.
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,
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
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba mobile
home & lot. Home is in good
condition, includes all appli-
ances, central air & heat, new
kitchen and bath cabinets, new
carpeting, flooring, lighting,
and completely repainted in-
side. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new.metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV. Re-
duced to $75,000.
Seminole Cove see 3
homes Saturday March
24 from Ipm to 4pm
Offered byCeuy21 Ho
properties (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
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$223,000. neg. 253-221-5911
Land -S 1
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SATURDAY* MARCH 31st 10 a.m.
OKEECHOBEE LAND AUCTION
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 wl one unit/acre density
* Cleared with partial pavement infrastructure in place
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5 ACRE RANCHETTE 12) ONE ACRE BUILDING LOTS
in Lake Montaza Estates in Four Seasons Estates
(if Ha Hj4f nrthof Ft. Drum) (off SR70east of Okeechobee)
OWNERS: C3Iln & Lola Hanison Sybi McCanl; lndiudually and as Trustee
All properties sell REGARDLESS OF PRICES
TERMS: Cash to bid 10 % Buyer's Premium Broker Particpalion available
Call io quahliy
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
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 (incl elec)
1st, last & sec. Incl city water.
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.
OKEECHOBEE- Large dbl
wide manuf home, 3/2, den,
fireplace, 5 acres, and ex-
tras. $150,000 neg. Call for
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
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,
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
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BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mtr., with trailer,
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
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.
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
CAMOFLAUGE BOAT: 10ft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
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.
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/ trlr, '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.
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
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
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90.hp Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto
CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
COUNTRY CHARM '00, Exc.
(863)467-7563 after 5:30 or
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-,
gine, original equipment.
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1300.
KAWASAKI 440: $770
ATV, MX 260cc, adult, elec.
start, rarely used, less than 1
yr. old, $2400.
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
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.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For-
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, 2BR, in
Palmdale, with one slide-out,
33 ft, great cond. $4000.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEV TRACKER '93- Cold AC,
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, Good body & Int. Runs
well. 100K ml. $1500.
CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
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
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
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.
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500.(663 .5 -J^6 ., ,
BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
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,
FORD F150 1988, 4x4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs. Good for parts.
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size .pickup, $350 neg.
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
LOW PROFILE TIRES
(4) 205/40/17, (2) 90%
.tread (2) 25% tread, $100
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17, almost
new, only 1500k on them.
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.
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
UTILITY TRUCK BED, Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelin.
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.
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.
1I PbiNo ice
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 'O02-
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 lyve msg.
DODGE TRUCK- '86, Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings
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.
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, very nice
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as is.
TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like,
new. Asking $350,
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. urn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the claSsil-
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
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
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '98,
Ltd Ed, 5.9L, serviced regu-
larly, loaded, comfy! $70 0.
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm
TOW DOLLY- Like new condi-
tion. good tires, lights &
straps. Asking $800. or best
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, with ramp, $625
DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
FORD WINDSTAR- '1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or
GMC VAN- '89, Full size, Runs
good. $900. or best offer
mae you a more Infoed
ad Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper eaden
are more suessfull
I Pbic Notice
HR/ Payroll Manager-
150+ Employees. Main
office in Okeechobee with
some travel to WPB'Office.
Supervisory and extensive
computer exp. a must.
Degree or certification a plus.
Email resume to
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
OKEECHOBEE- Sat & Sun Mar
31st& April 1st, 8am-2pm,
3203 SE 29th Lane. Baby
clothes, toys, Womens &
children clothing, HH items
and so much more!!
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
OKEE WAREHOUSES, 2671 HIGHWAY
70 WEST, OKEECHOBEE, FL, WILL BE
CONDUCTING A PUBLIC SALE OR
OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF CONTENTS
OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATIS-
F, THE uELiN i.Urli 'TORA I LIEN
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SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED AT OKEE
WAREHOUSES AT THE ABOVE AD-
DRESS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7,
2007 AT 9: AM.
THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT GALAXY
WAREHOUSES, 3050 S.W. 3RD TER-
RACE, OKEECHOBEE. 863-467-2588.
ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE MISCELLA-
NEOUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, OFFICE
EQUIPMENT, TOYS AND TOOLS.
OPEN DOOR SALE. CASH ONLY. A
$20.00 CLEANING DEPOSIT WILL BE
200398 ON 3/25,31/2007
Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment
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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2004 MERCURY SABLE VERYCLEAN! STK#970o3A ......$8,988
2004 FORD FOCUS SE POWER PKG!STK#AO116A....... $9,988
2004 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER UNDER13KMILES STK#L7 67o .$10,675
2004 FORD MUSTANG AUTOISTK#NeM6009A........ $12,995
2003 CHEVY IMPALA VERY LOW MILES STK# 970053A ..$12,995
2002 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER, STK#L78046A .... $13,999
2004 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4Xmi sTKm5A .... $18,495
2002 CHEVY 2500 4X4, DIESEL! STK# 970038A........ $18,895
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