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Vol. 98 No. 92 Monday, April 2, 2007 504 Plus tax


Briefs


Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted. Residents
whose addresses are even
numbered can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursdays
and Sundays. Odd numbered
addresses can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays. Vehicles
and boats can be washed
between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. and
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an
automatic, shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to a
fine.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
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.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

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Current: 673
Source: Florida Division
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Lake levels

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Index
Classifieds ........ 7-9
Comics ............6
Community Events. . .4
Crossword .......... .7
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV ................8
Weather ........... .2
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Prom dresses: Students use them for free


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
The prom dress rescue team geared into action on Friday, March 30, when they held an
open house fitting session at the Church of Our Savior where students were able to try
on hundreds of dresses to use free for prom festivities. Busy at work: (back row, left to
right) Pam Chesley and Francee Malone; and, (front row, left to right) Carol Bryant, Judy
Rowland and Sylvia Wolff.

Prom dresses are still available


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
As the date of the high school
prom nears, parents and other
caregivers of students are begin-
nirig lo prt.)paie for the season.
With all th: items involved, the
costs add up quickly. Girls usually
purchase dresses, shoes, costume
jewelry, corsage and/or bouton-
niere as well as other accessories.
Some girls will have their hair
done by professionals, as well,
which could cost an average of
$50.
Dresses have such a range of
costs depending on where the
dress is purchased. Consignment
shops typically carry prom dresses
that could be as low as $50; larger
retail or formal bridal boutiques
carry dresses that could cost as
-much as $2,000 or more, depend-
ing on the type of dress.
See Dresses Page 2


Master seamstress Judy Rowland (right) uses the Serg-
er to alter a prom dress for a local student during the
prom dress rescue open house fitting session. The
coordinator of the program Pam Chesley (left) admires
her work.


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Prom dates may also include
the costs of the dinner before prom
and rentals of special vehicles such
as limos.
With costs skyrocketing, some
girls do not have the funds avail-
able to attend prom, even without
all the extras.
In response to concerns heard
from her own daughter's high
school age friends, Pam Chesley
decided to organize a "prom dress
rescue" to help girls who want to
attend their high school prom but
cannot afford to buy a prom dress.
Mrs. Chesley has coordinated
with the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third Street, where she host-
ed an open house fitting session on
Friday, March 30 in the fellowship
hall.
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dresses still available for girls who
could use them.
The dresses are free for the stu-
dents to use. Their name, address
and phone number will be taken at
the open house fitting session'so
that when prom is over they can
return their dress to the prom res-
cue for girls to wear it in the future.
On hand at the open house
were volunteer seamstresses,
Carol Bryant, Judy Rowland,
Francee Malone and Sylvia Wolfe,
who altered the dresses as needed
in order to provide the most idress-
es to the most girls.
The volunteers got to show off
their skills when girls came in and
found that perfect dress that wasn't
so perfectly sized. The master
seamstresses had all the necessary
equipment on hand with Sergers,
sewing machines and a variety of
colors of thread to match any
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advertised on. the school
announcements and in the news-
paper.
Additional needs that the prom
dress rescue still needs to address
are from local businesses for help
in acquiring some of the prom
items such as floral corsages.
Storage has also become an
issue. Prom gowns need air condi-
tioned storage in order to keep
them in good condition for years to
come. Mrs. Chesley is looking for
volunteers who can donate storage
space for the prom dresses.,
Donations are also sought to
cover dry cleaning expenses. Some
of the dresses will need dry clean-
ing before they are altered. All of
the dresses will be dry cleaned
after the prom, so they can be
saved for future use.
Local cleaners Wash Mart Dry
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Porter's Cleaners have all given
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Annie's Consignment donated
use of all the mirrors and the
pedestal to stand on to complete
alterations for the open house fit-
tings.
This is the first year of offering
this service to the high school stu-
dents of Okeechobee. In order to
make this program a success and
continue it for future students, they
need all the community involve-
ment possible.
Spread the word to all high
school age girls that this valuable
resource is available as there are
over 100 dresses remaining.
To make a donation, volunteer
to help, or more information about
the program contact Pam Chesley
at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-
7158.
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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will be
southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 60s. The wind
will be southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s. The wind will
be south around 5 mph shifting to the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with the high in the mid 80s.
Wednesday night: Partly.cloudy, with a slight chance of showers
with the low in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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News Briefs

Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interest-
ed applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board and the Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects, gener-
al contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons. Board
terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can also be
obtained on the web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold any
elective position of office of the government of the City or County of
Okeechobee.

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.

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 coming
weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike
Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666. .


Today's Weather






The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 2, 2007 3


The Lane's have a Florida friendly landscape!


By Angela Sachson
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Program
You've no-doubt heard the
phrase "less is more." One Okee-
chobee home has a whole lot of
less, especially as it comes to the
amount of problems and pollu-
tants that come from the Yard.
The first Okeechobee County
yard to be designated "Florida
Friendly" by the local Florida Yards
& Neighborhoods program is a
great example: Less water, less
pesticide, less fertilizer, less herbi-
cide, less work, but much more
beauty. Their practices allowed this
yard to receive the highest level of
recognition on the FYN Yard
Recognition Checklist.
This landscape, under the care
of John and Terri Lane, proves that
a garden can be a fun and attractive
place and still conserve energy,
protect the environment, and
attract desirable wildlife.


N. UNNI\'VElRS1VY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION

Winding turfgrass paths sur-
round soft rounded beds-eye
pleasing and mower friendly. The
principle of right plant, right place
is demonstrated with plants
grouped according to light and
water needs as well as according to
color, texture, shape and height.
Wildlife is welcomed with nec-
tar and host plants for butterflies,
plus shelter and berries for birds.
Humans are welcomed with com-
fortable benches here and there;
pergolas, whimsical yard art and
bowling-ball hose guides are found
throughout this little piece of para-
dise.
Plants with low water needs
predominate and, once a plant is
established, it gets a drink only
when it looks thirsty. Native plants


FWC urges boaters to


take safety seriously


The numbers are sobering -
18 boating accident fatalities in
Florida so far this year. From Pen-
sacola to the Keys, boaters are on
track to have one of the deadliest.
boating years in the past 15 years.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
said today there is somebody who
can reverse the trend as we begin
the busiest boating days of the year.
"If you want to talk to that per-
son, all you have to do is find a mir-
ror," said FWC Capt. Richard
Moore. "The FWC is urging
boaters to take boating safety seri-
ously and focus on two critical
messages: Pay attention to your
surroundings; and wear your life
jacket."
Moore said most boating acci-
dents are preventable if boaters
pay close attention to their sur-
roundings and stay alert, and most
drowning fatalities are preventable
if people wear their life jackets.
"We have to find a way to con-
vince more boaters that basic boat-
ing safety is a critical part of being
on the water," Moore said. "Eigh-
teen people have died in boating
accidents so far this year, and that is
18 too many."


Moore said people wear bike
helmets, and they wear seat belts.
Life jackets make just as much
sense, because they can make so
much difference.
"They should wear their life
jackets and practice safe boating,"
he said. "Many lives can be saved
simply if boaters made it a habit
always to wear life jackets, and it's
easier than ever these days since
the introduction of inflatable life
jackets."
Accidents occur primarily on
small craft and involve a single ves-
sel. The primary cause of accidents
is driver inattentiveness, according
to FWC boating accident reports.
Col. Julie Jones, director of the
FWC's Division of Law Enforce-
ment, said FWC officers will be on
the water throughout Florida dur-
ing the boating season.
"FWC officers will be patrolling
and watching for unsafe vessel
operation, and they will be enforc-
ing boating safety laws," she said.
"We'll do our part to reverse this
accident trend, but the real solution
lies with boaters."
"Remember," Moore said, "one
bad decision can ruin a great day
on the water."


Reconsider giving

Easter ducklings as gifts


With Easter approaching,
many parents contemplate pur-
chasing mallard ducklings as
gifts for their children. The Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) sug-
gest buying your child the
stuffed-animal version instead.
"Although these ducklings
might make nice pets while
they're young, they can live 10
years and quickly outgrow the
cute-and-fuzzy stage, leaving
full-size droppings on your patio
and outdoor furniture," said
FWC waterfowl management
coordinator Diane Eggeman.
"When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of
caring for them and decide to
turn them loose into the wild."
What they may not realize is
this is illegal and puts Florida's
native wildlife in jeopardy. By
law, no one may possess, buy or
sell mallards in Florida without
special permit from the FWC,
and releasing them is prohibit-
ed.
These activities are against
the law because domesticated
ducks, once released, are capa-
ble of transmitting diseases, and
they compete with native
wildlife for food and habitat. The
most important reason is that
releasing mallards threatens the


existence of the Florida mottled
duck, a unique subspecies
found only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated mal-
lards are interbreeding with the
mottled duck, producing hybrid
offspring," Eggeman said. "This
is a serious concern and if not
stopped, this hybridization
could result in the Florida mot-
tled duck becoming extinct."
Pet mallards will not migrate
when they are released. They
become established, year-round
residents of our state. When
they mate with wild mottled
ducks, it pushes Florida's mot-
tled ducks closer toward extinc-
tion.
The Florida mottled duck
population is relatively small
and already FWC biologists are
saying as many as 12 percent of
these ducks are showing genetic
evidence of hybridization.
Today, the future of our mot-
tled duck is uncertain, but its
fate is in Floridians' hands. The
solution starts with not buying
your child a live duckling for
Easter.
For more information on pro-
tecting Florida's mottled ducks,
contact one of the FWC's water-
fowl offices at (850) 488-5878 or
(321) 726-2862, or click
MyFWC.com/duck/mottled.


and ornamental grasses add tex-
ture and color and Bamboo pro-
vides height and shade.
Lawn is not fertilized nor is it
watered. "I was skeptical about
mowing high and leaving grass
clippings," indicates Terri; "but
now I have the greenest grass
around without any extra fertilizer
use."
Nutrients for ornamental plants
and the couple's vegetable garden
come from composted manure
from the neighbor's rabbits. Some-
times this black gold is traded for
Lane-grown oranges.
A scavenger by nature, John
secures mulch from tree trimmers
he encounters on the road. "You
can't beat the price and they even
deliver."
The Lanes have been tending
this 4-acre property since they
moved to Okeechobee in 2000.
The move from Illinois was "from
gardening in soil to gardening in
sand." And John will tell you that


Terri's secret to success is compost,
peat and mulch. Amend, amend,
and amend. Terri says every year
the garden becomes easier to tend
as the plants mature-excluding
recent labor-intensive hurricane
recovery and the occasional freeze.
Other residential yards in
Glades, Highlands and Okee-
chobee counties may also be rec-
ognized as Florida Friendly. Com-
mercial and public properties are
also eligible for this recognition,
and newly constructed properties
may actually be Certified by the
FYN program. See the Florida-
Yards.org website or call your
county Extension office for more
information.
Terri is a University of Florida
Master Gardener with the Okee-
chobee Extension office. You can
visit with her about her Florida
Friendly Yard on Tuesday after-
noons at the Extension office. And,
be sure to pick up a Florida Yards &
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Florida Friendly!
The nine principles of Florida
Friendly Landscaping
1. Right plant, right place
2. Water efficiently
3. Fertilize appropriately
4. Mulch
5. Attract wildlife
6. Manage yard pests responsi-
bly
7. Recycle
8. Reduce storm water runoff
9. Protect the waterfront
There's more information on
our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods Program, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


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Karaoke

winner
Gerry Harmon was the
first week winner of the
North Post VFW Karaoke
contest on Saturday,
March 24. Anyone can
enter the contest every
Saturday at 6 p.m. until
April 21 at the North VFW
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th
St. For information call
David at (863) 697-9002 or
the Post at (863) 763-0818.



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stands before a thousand stu-
dents who have completed
their studies and are present to
receive their
diplomas.
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ts prnvdeges
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Buxton you of its
duties."
Every privilege carries with
it a duty. It is sometimes hard
for us to understand this.
We are free -- not to do as
we want to do but to do as we.
ought to do. Freedom does not
mean license; it means the
opportunity to do what is'
right. When personal liberties
are increased, so are personal
duties. At this particular time
in our nation, we all need to be
reminded of this fact.
Thought to Remember: To
be really free, one must accept
the obligations of freedom.



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Mable Lucille Hagin
Mable Lucille Hagin, 78, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, March
30, 2007 at the Hamrick Home.
Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Leesburg,
she has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the last five years com-
ing from Lake Worth. She was a
member of the Lake Worth Church
of God.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, David R. Hagin.
She is survived by her daughter,
Judy (John) Campbell, and son,
Jerry (Candy) Hagin, both of Okee-
chobee. In addition, she is survived
by sister, Jessie Mae Fullwood of
Union Grove, N.C., grandchildren,
Gerald (Monica) Hagin Jr. of Flori-
da, Amy (James) Atwell of Lake


Worth, and Michelle (Kevin) Dono-
hue of Port St. Lucie, great-grand-
children, Kayla and Kyle Donohue
of Port St. Lucie, and Zachary
Atwell of Lake Worth.
Visitation will be held Sunday,
April 1, 2007 from 7 until 8 p.m. in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be held graveside,
Monday, April 2, 2007 in Lake
Worth Memory Gardens, 3041
Kirk. Road, Lake Worth, at noon.
Pastor Mike Brown from The Gath-
ering will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to
either Hospice of Okeechobee or
Hospice of the Treasure Coast.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory.


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C.S.I. crime scene
Students from Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee's C.S.I. class recently went on
a field trip to Okee-Tantie, where they investigated the "scene of a crime". Two separate
scenes were set up by teacher, Cathy Womble. The boys' team competed with the girls'
team to see who could solve their crime first. The girls' team won. The girls' team
includes: (back row) Karen Cortez, Rebekah Hall, Sarah Hall, Rachel Bryan, Hannah Cut-
ler, Brittney Cutler, Rebekah Bryan, Marie Renfranz, Sonnora Glaubius and (front row)
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Yearling Middle School sixth graders Katie Ward (left)
and Cheyenne Smith (right) showed their support for
SWAT Kick Butts Day where they held signs with statis-
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Community Events

Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor an occu-
pational awareness (job fair) program for 11 th and 12th graders on
Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School Gymnasium. Businesses interested in participating in the
job fair should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-5025, ext. 3113; or, e-
mail him at blackb@okee.kl 2.fl.us. /
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be hel4 on Friday, April 13, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month, Carolyn will
give a tea-bag folding demonstration. She will also be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrap-
book pages on which you are currently working. For information,
call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series
"Green Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has
also appeared on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Mar-
cus Whelby," "Little House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two
Disney movies. Mr. Lester is a dynamic Christian speaker who
addresses banquets, youth conferences, youth rallies, worship
services and prayer breakfasts.
Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on
Monday, April 16, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6
p.m. The banquet is free to the public but reservations are required
and can be made by calling (863) 763-2893.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and
e-filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-
1694.

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

Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth St., will
sponsor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April
24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect
agriculture in the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the
Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high
school and middle school level. For information and rules, call
(863) 763-3101.
Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner
of N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul
Youth Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities
will include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of
subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer
session; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf
interpreter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge
for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House
(863) 763-2893'by April 30.


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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at .(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at
(863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. 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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. 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
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
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 infor-
mation, contact Dr.'Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County.Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to
welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet


from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-
1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411
S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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-
in g ., .
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thu ray nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.


Community Events

Basinger church hosting revival
The Basinger Church of God will present the Pooler Family Min-
istries in revival April 2-6. Services start at at 7:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1503.
Church hosts Holy Week presentation
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene will present a 45-
minute dramatization reflecting each day in Holy Week brought to
life with music and narration. On Monday, April 2, through Friday,
April 6, services will begin at 7 p.m. You will hear reflections of
each of the day's events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the mother of a
little girl who sat on Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tanner, the tem-
ple guard, and the Roman soldier. The church is located at 425
S.W 28th St, two blocks behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is welcome.
There will be no charge.
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
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will-host horse trainer
Skip Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will
take place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W Fourth Street and
S.W. Fifth Ave., across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC.
Mr. Calder will be presenting horse training techniques along with
sharing how living for God has many things in common with horse
training. The event is open to the public.
Church selling peanut butter eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy is taking orders for their annual
Easter peanut butter egg sale. Orders will be taken until Friday,
April 6. To place orders, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 634-4361.
Vision impairment is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 7, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be
Ron Andrini, acting director and president of the board of directors,
and Cindy Greenwell, program director of 20/200 Fellowship, Inc.
The topic of the show will be advancing the independence of per-
sons who are blind or visually impaired through resources and
education. For information, contact 20/200 Fellowship, Inc. at
(772) 220-0095 or
www.20-200fellowship.org.
Church hosting special Easter events
An Easter egg hunt will be one highlight of a full Easter schedule
at the First United Methodist Church at 200 N.W. Second St. On Sat-
urday, 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 Fri-
day, 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.
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 tradition-
al barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Vera-
no at (863) 634-2071.
Kiwanis host Easter morning breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will host their 36th annual
pancake breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 8. Breakfast will be pan-
cakes, 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 is $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 Cam-
pus. Takeout is also available. For information, call Maureen at
(863) 763-2225.
Church offers special Easter service
Larry Ford, a Grammy award winning tenor, will be ministering
at Abundant Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., on East-
er Sunday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at
(863) 763-3736.
Easter Sunrise Service planned
A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday,
April 8, at Lock 7 beginning at 6:30 a.m. Each person is asked to
bring their own chair and assemble near the pier.
Church hosting Choose Life Ministries
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will be hosting Choose
Life Ministries. The family comes to teach the whole family about
pro-life issues. The event will be on Monday, April 9, from 7 until 8
at the ROC. There will be sessions for adults, teens and children 4
years of age up to the fifth grade. The event is free. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525.
Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to anyone interested in attending. For
information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Deputy Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064,
Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
Substance Abuse Coalition meets


The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served..For information call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on April
10, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School Library for
anyone who can not attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and
PTO members from all Okeechobee public and private schools are
encouraged to attend.
School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
.,hearing on participation in the Indian Education Grapn Thurs-
day, April 12, at 9,a.m. in room302 of the School Bo ce build-
ing, 700 S W Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting to explain
the goals of the grant and activities associated with the Title VII pro-
gram. For information, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-5000, ext.
242.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
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III.
Movie times for Friday, March
30, through Thursday, April 5, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Meet the Robin-
sons" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "The Last Mimzy"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday'at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
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ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
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CAT- black and white, male,
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State Rd 70. Call to identify
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No mechanical aptitude. HS
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ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
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FULL TIME STYLIST NEEDED
Immediate opening. Vanity
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or 634-1263


HR/PAYROLL MANAGER
HR/ Payroll Manager-
Manufacturing/Construction.
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
HRinfoWPB@bellsouth.net.

Gilbert
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has a new exciting
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Must be
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Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
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U TEACHER AIDE
5 Summer
(Brighton Reservation)
High School diploma/GED.
Minimulh 2 years Kindergarten
experience in public or private
schooLsetting. Knowledge of
Kindergarten curriculum. Assist
teacher in carrying out duties.
Valid FL Driver's License.
$18.00 per hour. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477





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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered-4 15
Instruction -120
Services Offered4-25
Insurance 430
Medical Services-135



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 5901
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 6OO
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies '325
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 64-10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 355
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7410



CHEST FREEZER: Kenmore,
23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
863-357-3282
DISHWASHER, For RV or
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
$80 (863)983-7661
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
-. Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
RANGE, Electric, Ma tag,
good shape. $125
(863)675-2348


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GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with griddle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
(561)629-6213
REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER:
Almond, good working con-
dition. $75. 863-675-0229
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
in garage, $40.
(561)629-6213
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
excellent condition. $280 for
both or will separate.
(863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
.best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-763-2232



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


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



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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prqlcssional
installationn of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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


CHILDREN'S DRESSER- Whit.
good condition. $25.
(863)675-4432
CRADLE SWING, Fisher-Price,
Nature's Touch. Like new,
used 1 month. Paid $150,
asking $100 (863)763-8622
CRIB, cherry wood, brand
new, never used, still in orig.
box, no mattress, $150.
(302)521-0710



BRICKS / PATIO PAVERS
(400 pcs): Will cover about
15 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


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


FREDERIC REMINGTON
PRINTS- 3, Famous FL West-
ern artist. Cedar frame & mat-
ted. $300.863-674-5753



CPU COOLER: Zalman,
CNPS7700AICu, huge! Gam-
ers, Home Studio. $20.
863-532-0056
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse &.speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
E MACHINES: With 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old.
keyboard, mouse & speak-
ers, $450. 863-824-0801
HP COMPUTER, wiflat panel
monitor, corner computer
desk, Lexmark 4-in-1 Printer.
$325 (863)697-2032
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Bresser w/mirror. Good cond.
$200. (863)674-5753
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
239-289-2896
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
BUNK BEDS- w/mattresses,
ladder, student desk, like
new, $150 (863)763-2232
CANOPY BED- White, Twin,
Metal w/box spring & mat-
tress. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)675-1957
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
condition. $75
(863)675-4432
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
(863)357-3282
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
(863)675-3793
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
(863)763-4975
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels,' $60.
(863)763-4975
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
MISCELLANEOUS FURNI-
TURE: Couch, tables, crib,
etc. $100 for all or will sep-
tate. 863-673-4540 Labelle
SLEEPER SOFA SETS- 2, With
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
ate. (863)467-7336
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
(863)357-8296
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
$800 (863)675-3793
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 garag e. $75.
863-675-0229


BERETTA STORM- Carbine 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
$625 (863)763-3210
BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
863-634-4798
COLT DEFENDER 45 ACP,
stainless steel, 8 shot, like
new, $900 (863)763-3210
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $300. 863-697-2033


PISTOL: Spring Filled Armory,
XD 40 cal., compact & tacti-
cal, high cap. mags. Like
new. $450 (863)634-4798
RIFLE: Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
(863)634-4798
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
1890-1910. $150.
772-370-9837
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
(772)461-8822
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.
863-634-4798



BODY BY JAKE- Very good
condition. $150.
(863)612-9811
BOWFLEX- Top of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL- Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
WEIGHT BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
neg. (863)885-1026



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



CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK
W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
separate (863)467-2148
ICE CUBE MAKER: Magic
Chef, portable, almost new.
$120.863-763-4596
MATTRESS & SPRINGS,
Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.
(863)763-1521


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



PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4
chairs, Loveseat, lounge chair
(beautiful cover) 2 sm end ta-
bles $150. (863)763-9410
PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $400.
(863)467-7017


HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
$300.863-763-4612
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000,
(863)612-9811
WHEELCHAIR: Metics,Battery
operated, used twice on car-
pet, cherry red, exc cond.
$1000 neg. (863)357-5988


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



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
$150. (863)697-1443.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, :.jeauijul sound.
$950. 863-599-0774
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings


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


FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $300.863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready now, $1,000.
863-447-3357
JACK RUSSELL PUPS, Fe-
males, very colorful, shots &
wormed. $250 each.
(239)340-8503
Lady Gouldlan Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
(863)673-2314



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



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


HUNTING BOW, with all ac-
cessories. $150
863)763-3631 or
561)718-1212
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
(863)634-6087



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


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


ARBOR PRESS, Bench model,
3 ton, like -new. $75
(863)610-1120
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
separately. (863)675-1138
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299,
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
fer(863)763-8797
WELDING MACHINE very
good condition, $150.
(863)673-2314


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


CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
863-697-8731
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-697-8731
SATELLITE SYSTEM: 2 satel-
lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
863-467-5477
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
8mm, hi grade, 120 mins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.
863-467-0987


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


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Agriculture



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



ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD-
ING, Reg. $2500. To good.
home only. (863)467-6147 or
(772)370-6658
MARE- 16 yr. old. $300.
863-634-6087 Call anytime.
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
Shown halter in FL & GA
$2500. (863)236-0118
PASO FINO MARE: to good
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
772-519-2256
SADDLE- 141" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-2022
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
tion. $125.863-599-0774

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BUSH HOS: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150.239-340-4758
DUMP YARD CART: $100.
863-357-5754
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
g ood, $2500.
(863)763-5935
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
(863)467-2746
LAWN MOWER, Gas Edger,
Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, 2
Tree Trimmers, $500.
(561)629-6213
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
SNAPPER LAWN MOWER- as
is, needs moderate work,
$100 (863)467-9369


BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
Alpine, born 03/12, disbud-
ded, excellent Full Nubian
sire. $100. 863-467-8844
NUBIAN BUCKLING: ADGA
Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
prod. $200.863-467-8844



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


BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500
(863)7634631


Rentals



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



OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
(863)634-3257
H s [ en 0 3I g

Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377. '
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502
IN TOWN, large 4BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1500 mo., 1st,
last & security,
(561)882-4988
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541



DOWNTOWN, 1,800 sq. ft.
Water, sewer & A/C mainte-
nance included. $1800 per
month. 863-634-7353



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BASSINGER- to share mobile
home, single/quiet, male/fe-
male, non smoking, no pets
$150/week (863)697-1494
OKEECHOBEE- New house in
town, 3br, 2ba,-inclds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep. (863)447-3287

Real Estate



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



CLEWISTON, New home. By
Owner. 3/2, Garage, Big Lot.
$299,000. w/down payment.
(786)999-3457
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
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RESIDENT OWNED CO-OP be-
ing formed. Mobile / Park /
RV Lots. For more informa-
tion, call 863-465-9666.



2BR/1BASW $625/mo.
3BR/2BA CBS MH $625/mo.
1 room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/mo(inclelec)
1st, last & sec. Inci city water.
561-346-4646
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets,.,yea.rly6'
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba, par-
tially furnished, located off
15A, no pets. $700/mo.
863-357-0262.



OKEECHOBEE- Large dbl
wide manuf home, 3/2, den,
fireplace, 5 acres, and ex-
tras. $150,000 neg. Call for
information (561)620-9967
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000.863-357-1784

Recreation



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



BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mtr., with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BASS TRACKER- '89, 35hp
Merc. Stick steering. New 24
volt trolling motor. New floor-
ing. $1800. (863)467-8580
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
CAMOFLAUGE BOAT: 10ft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
$150.863-763-6216
JON BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, 1
padded seat, no trailer or
motor, like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)763-8937
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
RIVIERA BOW RIDER: '91, 15
ft, w/ 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.
(863)675-8559
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
$150. 863-612-1044
SAIL BOAT: Sunfish, with trail-
er. $200. 863-612-1044


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FACTORY CHROME WHEELS,
(4) & TIRES, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
$175. (863)763-0944
FORD F150 1988, 4x4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs. Good for parts.
$800. (863)634-5421
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup, $350 neg.
(863)228-1130
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
$150. 863-763-4612
LOW PROFILE TIRES
(4) 205/40/17, (2) 90%
tread (2) 25% tread, $100
neg (863)763-8797
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289
TIRES, (4), BUCKSHOT,
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug dms
$450 neg. (863)634-9547


Ha Notice


V Bottom Boat, 12 Ft., 9 spd.
troll. mtr., marine batt. an-
chor & paddles work. $750
neg. 863-824-0899
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90 hp Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto
(239)292-3558


CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
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
TRAVEL TRAILER, '01 Travel
Lite, By R-Vision. 1 slide out.
31 Ft. Great cond. $8500 or
best offer. (863)517-0894



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




HD '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
extras, wide glide/wind-
shield, show bike, $6500
neg (863)467-6886 or
(561)723-0257
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1300.
(863)634-5421
KAWASAKI 440: $770
863-675-3401


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


HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 35', with
attached FL room, set up in
Figian RV Park, lot 23.
$2500 neg. (952)807-6634
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out, load- *
ed, like new, heated bsmnt.
$19,900. 863-265-0175.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For-
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.
$10,500.863-673-0181

Automobiles



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



CHEV TRACKER '93- Cold AC,
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
(863)763-2605 Vince
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'92, Good body & int. Runs
well. 100K mi. $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
(863)763-8482
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
561-248-9800
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
air ride, all orig, good rubber
$1500(863)447-1808
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507


CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500.(863)357-4446


BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
(863)763-8937
ENGINE, AUTO TRANS &
TRANSFER CASE, fits Ford
Explorer, 4.01, 4x4, runs
good,$550. (863)763-0547


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
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Marble Slab Creamery opens


NOTICE OF MEE
COQUINA WATER CO
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQ
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY AP
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEE
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGH
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MAT
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED T
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLU
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BA
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAV
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE D
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INV
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTA
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT
WILLARO M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
99771 ON 40 7./07


Pars/epirs44


REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17, almost
new, only 1500k on them.
$400 (863)634-1746
RIMS & TIRES (4), GM, 8 lug,
steel rims w/LP245/75/16
tires with centers. $150 or
best offer. (863)467-5616
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 or best offer.
863-634-7318
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.
$100.850-758-7103


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

CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
.$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3654
CHEVY EXT CAB: 1996, sui-
cide door, Voortech 350,
auto $2400. 863-447-0270
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
(863)467-6960
DODGE DAKOTA, '92, 4X4,
NeW radiatoir4 new.Dunlop
tires GooD 5? V8 T500 or
bestoffer. (812)968-4858.
DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
automatic, good condition,
asking $400 (863)673-5883
DODGE QUAD CAB '01- Red
53K miles, 318 eng, 230hp,
posi traction rear end, load-
ed, $9000 (863)610-7725
DODGE RAM F1500 '02-
white, single cab, 5.9L, V8,
58,500 miles, 20" rims, bed
liner, chrome.grill, dual ex-
haust, cold air intake, tinted
windows, great cond. $9500
Sor best offer. Must sell, kid
going to college. Call Rhonda
(239)986-3417 lyvemsg.
DODGE TRUCK- '86 Running'
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings
($63)675-4098
FORD F150: '02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/I,
good tires, tool box, very
clean' $4700 863-6,75-0057
FORD F150, 86. 5.0 auto
runs good $I40l
863-2J4.99Q01
FORD F250 FX4 PKG- 05,
Black, Pwr stroke diesel 4 dr,
404, Leather. 45K mi. Tow
pkhg 132.000. 18631983-72 3
FORD RANGER, 86 4>4 4
spd aulo win air, V6, new
hires lolbOe. very nice
rfuck, $2800 863.234.9901
FORD RANGER, 88. 4Y4, ill
kiit., very clean. n ieeos minor
wor': $1200 as is
(863)675-3313
TRUCK RACK- Aluminum,. Like
new. Asking .350
(8631228-1130




CHEVY BLAZER '94 while.
Tanoe pkq, nic & clean
$2500 hrm 1863l467-6886
or 1561)'23 0257
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5 ; Vorie'. Evel.-
len 0onaiti0n Niew tires
$6500 1863146,-5415
CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
4.4 runs good 12000 or
eSI ontet 863.763(0605
JEEP.R 81 witri new Hummer
lioDerlat-: body. all new
paris 6 tires, $2295 or best
ohei (8631467-4749
JEEP CJ7 78 304, V8
37X13 00.15 Super Swam-
per Boggers haro top,
$2000 (863l673.0559
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 98.
Li' Ed. 59L. service regu-
larly loaded comly $7000
863-983-6298 after 6-00 pm


TOW DOLLY- Lil e new condl
lion gOiDo iires, Iigis &
slraps Al,.ring $800 or beSI
offer (863169'-9i0.4
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy



DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
863-234-9901.


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EATING OF THE
CONTROL DISTRICT
UINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
RIL 11, 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
ECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
HWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
DES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
TER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
UDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
VE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
bITED TO ATTEND.
iS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
SOR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
CT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
2M DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
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FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book; $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD WlNDSTAR-'1998,En-



gine problems. $900. $1500 Mor best offer
etails..(863)675-0485 or
www.SpiderSights.com/van
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,.
rear storage racks, $1990
(863)673-0782
GMC VlAN- 89, Full size, Runs
good. $900. or best offer











IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-045
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MERLE L. JONES
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been ean-
tered In the estate of MERLE L. Jones,
deceased, File Number 2007-CP-045,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of whcldh is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the total cash value of the
estate Is $1,019.40, and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
iETTYJONES
100 Railroad Street
Hamlet, IN 46532
ILL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
,ii .-. ri;i d .: .1 .,,d l other
per.:,-,. 0nuri ,.I.T..: 3 .:.. aenands
jt,,,' .i0 i. e ', ftr,,jT, j
three months after the date of the fire
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
Ul other creditors of the ddent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of rii d,-:, derai
must file their claims witis rils culi
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. .
the date of the first publication is APRIL
2,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Betty Jones
400 Railroad Street
Hamlet, IN46532
Afif'. f '..1 N..I r.",,I G;vi;,,1 No ci
OriEL 'i)NEL' PA
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863 763-3825
y:Tom W. Conely, III
lodda Br No, 096482
201912ON 4/2,9/2007









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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Ding A Ling Deli,
owned by Bruce Liles, is
now open in Okeechobee.
The Deli is located at 2107
U.S. 441 S.E. (across from
Pier II Motel). The Deli fea-
tures all Boars Head meats
and cheeses, fresh bread.
and hand made sub rolls.
The hours of operation
are from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday and
from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on


Saturday.
The Ding A Ling Deli
offers breakfast from 7 a.m..
until 11 a.m. daily, featuring
English muffins, bagel sand-
wiches, biscuits and gravy,
toasted Kaiser rolls and
fresh fruit cup salads.
Their afternoon menu
includes a wide variety of
hot and cold sandwiches,
cold plates, wraps, chef sal-
ads and fresh soups. They
also sell deli meats by the
pound and frozen soups to
take home.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Noah Wilcox of North Carolina Furniture Outlet
took a few minutes to enjoy one of the many
couches that he has in his new furniture store.

New outlet features


N.C. furniture


By!Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News.
Life-time resident Noahl
Wilcox has opened the
North Carolina Furniture
Outlet at 107 S.W. 17th
Street, Suite B. Their grand
opening is currently under
way and will run through
April 6. They offer furniture
for every room of the house
in a variety of styles and
materials.
The store's hours are
from 9 am. until 6 p.m. Mon-


.day through Thursday, from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday,
from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on
Saturday and from 10 a.m.
until p.m. on Sunday.
Layaway will be avail-
able in the near future.
- You may recognize Mr.
Wilcox as the man who had
the furniture tent set up in
front of a local flea market.
He currently has a yellow
and white tent set up in the
parking lot of the Brahman
Theatre with many furniture
pieces on display.


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
At the Marble.Slab Creamery,
located at 601 S.W. Park Street,
customers choose their favorite
homemade ice cream flavor,
then select from a wide variety
of mixing such as candies, nuts
and fruits, that are then folded
into the ice cream on the frozen
granite or marble slab.
The shop's owners, Shelby
and Jennifer Dunson, are life-
long residents of Okeechobee.
Their new ice cream shop
serves homemade ice cream
that has no preservatives and
features other treats such as.
frozen yogurt, fresh fruit
smoothies, made-from-scratch
brownies, cookies and person-
alized ice cream cakes and pies.
They have 60 different flavors
of ice cream and over 20 differ-
ent mixings. ranging from
assorted sprinkles to walnuts.
For those watching their
weight, they offer nonfat frozen
yogurt.
SWe are very excited to bring
our super premium ice cream
and other delicious desserts to
the residents and neighbors of
Okeechobee," stated the new
franchise owners. "Once you try
our homemade ice cream, you,


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Jennifer Dunson, one of the owners of the new Marble Slab
Creamery, is on hand to help prepare individualized Ice
cream treats.


will never want to go anywhere
else. The endless variety of ice
cream and mixing combina-
tions, in addition to the unique
and fun atmosphere only found
at Marble Slab Creamery, offer
an enjoyable experience, for
everyone in the family."


They also offer custom
cakes, catering and ice cream
socials.
The Marble Slab Creamery is
open Sunday through Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and
Friday and Saturday from 10
a.m. until 11 p.m.


Crum earns CPA credential


The firm of Costopoulos &
Helton, P.A. is pleased to
announce that, as of March 23,
associate Corey A. Crum is now
a Certified
Public
Accountant
licensed with
the State of
Florida. In
order to obtain
her license,
she completed
her bachelor's
degree plus Corey A.
thirty semester Crum
hours with
concentration in accounting and
business, and passed the Uni-
form CPA Examination, a written
examination that testifies to the
applicant's knowledge of gener-
ally accepted accounting and
auditing principles and stan-
dards.


Corey received her bachelor
of science in business adminis-
tration in accounting from the
.University of Central Florida in
April, 2004. Corey continued her
education at the University of
Central Florida, and graduated in
December of 2005 with a master
of science degree in accounting.
Corey is the daughter of Steve
.and Karen DeHays, long-time
residents of Okeechobee. Her
.husband, Adam, is employed as
a firefighter/EMT with the City of
Okeechobee.
She is actively involved with
.Okeechobee Business Women's
Referral Networking Group and
the Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee. She teaches accounting
courses through Indian River
CommunitN College and partici-
pates in Shadow Student Day
through the Department of
Finance with. Okeechobee High


School.
According to firm sharehold-
er, Michael Costopoulos, "We
are very proud of Corey's
accomplishment in attaining her
C.P.A. license. W\e believe she
will be a grea: asset, not only to
our firm, but to our community
as well:"
Costopoulos & Helton, P.A. is
a Certified Public Accounting
and Registered Investment Advi-
sory firm licensed with the State
of Florida. The firm combines
traditional accounting, tax,
financial planning, and consult-
ing services with investment
advisory services to focus on
providing innovative solutions in
assisting clients to reach their
business and personal financial
goals. You can visit them on the
web atwww.chcpa.com.


Come camp & care with KOA


.. Wendy Woodman, manager,
.of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground wants you, your fiends
and family to come camp and
care with us during the May 11-
12, weekend. Campers who
stay as paid guests on Friday,
May 11, at participating KOAs,
will receive a free night of
camping at the campground on
Saturday, May 12.
Come Camp and Care With
Us Weekend, now. in. its fourth
year, provides families with an
opportunity to experience a fun,
relaxing atmosphere and share


quality family time together.
More than 350 LQA Kamp-
grounds throughout the U.S.
and Canada are participating in*
this special event by providing
30,000 free campsites including
a limited supply of KOA Kamp-
ing Kabins.,
Experienced campers can
also benefit from Come Camp,
and Care With Us Weekend by
taking advantage of this oppor-
tunity to bring their recreational.
vehicles out of storage and pre-
pare them for the summer
camping season.


Campgrounds will also be
collecting donations and hold-
ing events to benefit the KOA
Care Camps for children with
cancer. Funds raised will be
used to send children with can-
cer and their siblings to one of
35 special summer camps
around North America.
To make reservations for this
very special free day of camp-
ing, simply go : online to
www.koa.com, click on the
Come Camp & Care With Us
Weekend button, and follow
the simple instructions.


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