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Publication Date: April 4, 2007
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Briefs


Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted. Residents
whose addresses are even
1 numbered can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursdays
and Sundays. Odd numbered
addresses can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays. Vehicles
and boats can be washed
between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. and
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner. Viola-
tors could be subject to a fine.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the bum-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until
further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Inside

CES students enjoy
their good friends
In first grade we learn all
about being good friends. We
share things together. We learn
together and we grow together.
During the last day before
' Spring Break we celebrated the
memory of one of our dear
friends, Ian Flowers. Our whole
school collected coins and'
raised $800 for the Juvenile Dia-
betes Foundation in honor of
Ian. Then, we planted a big tree
on our playground that will
always remind us how much
he loved to play with us. We
shared some memories, sang
songs and remembered the
best things about being friends
with Ian. It was a .day we will
always remember.
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Drought Index
Current: 673
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

10.425 feet

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

Index


Classifieds


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Comics ...........14
Community Events .... .4
Crossword ......... 14
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .5
TV ...............15
Weather ............ 2
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Tighter water edicts expected


MaryAnn Morris
.Special to the
Okeechobee News
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) will
be recommending that their gov-
erning board approve tighter
water restrictions for the area
due to a continuing drought.
This announcement was
made during a media confer-
ence call Tuesday, March 3.
The governing board will


consider the recommendation
when they meet Thursday, April
.12. If they approve the measure,
the new restriction will go in
place Friday, April 13.
"We will be recommending
and we expect that the govern-
ing board will approve the
tighter restrictions," said Carole
Wehle, SFWMD executive direc-
tor.
Water managers will ask the
SFWMD governing board to con-
sider Phase 3 or extreme water


shortage declaration for the Lake
Okeechobee Service Area,
which comprises the Everglades
Agricultural Area and portions of
Hendry, Glades, Lee, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach and Martin
counties.
Since agricultural users are by
far the largest water users in the
Lake Okeechobee Service Area,
the new restrictions would
require them to reduce their
water use 45 percent.
"If the drought continues,"


L ike. eehobee: End of 140 mile journey


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A group of hikers and kayakers visited Okee-Tantie Tuesday while taking part in a spe-
cial trek: Expedition Headwaters: An Everglades Journey to Remember. The journey
took the group from the metropolitan Orlando area over 140 miles south into Lake
Okeechobee in 12 days. Group members include: (back) Doug Hattaway; (front row,
right to left) Mike Jones, Julia Recker, Beth Kelso, lan Brown, Doug Alderson and Bob
Mindick.

Expedition ends at Okee-Tantie


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
ITwo teams, one of kayakers
and one of hikers, arrived at
their destination at Okee-
Tantie on Tuesday, April 3,
marking the end of their 140-
mile, 12-day journey from
Shingle Creek to Lake Okee-
chobee.
The trip was entitled Expe-
dition Headwaters An Ever-
glades Journey to Remember
and was filmed as a documen-
tary.
As the headwaters of the
Florida Everglades, the expedi-
tion was designed to increase
awareness of the hydrological
and ecological connection of
the Orlando metropolitan area
with the Everglades ecosys-
tem.
Team members learned
about the state's extensive
restoration efforts, viewed
restored portions of the
Kissimmee River and partici-
pated in the area's recreation-
al opportunities.
Team members included:
two members from the Trust
for Public Land (TPL) Dale
Allen and Doug Hattaway;


Three kayakers Bob Mindick, Doug Alderson and Julia
Recker came to shore at the Okee-Tantie Marina Tues-
day where they met up with hikers and marked the end to
their 140-mile, 12-day journey from Shingle Creek to Lake
Okeechobee.


Doug Alderson from the Flori-
da Department of Environ-
mental Protection's (DEP)
Office of Greenways and
Trails; Beth Kelso of the Flori-
da Trail Association; Bob
Mindick and Julia Recker from
the Osceola Parks and Recre-
ation Department, and Mike
Jones, a private citizen.
Each individual brought
their own expertise to the
journey where they collective-


ly journeyed through a return-
ing ecosystem which, accord-
ing to the DEP, is reviving habi-
tat for more than 60
threatened and endangered
species, establishing a reliable
supply of water for millions of
Floridians and providing flood
control consistent with the
restoration.
The DEP stated that to date,
See Journey Page 2


said Ms Wehle, "we could be
looking at water elevations in
Lake Okeechobee one foot.
lower than the record low of 8.79
feet."
She went on to say that it will
take a great deal of periodic rain-
fall over the summer months to
remedy this situation.
The drought and subsequent
water shortage of 2007 is the
result of severe and extended
low rainfall dating back to 2006,
which ranked as the sixth-driest


year on record in terms of dis-
trict-wide rainfall. This has con-
tinued through the first three
months of 2007. Only 2.61 inch-
es of rain has fallen year to date
district-wide. That same area
received just 37 percent of the
average rainfall for the three-
month period ending March 30.
In March, only 0.60 inch of rain
fell district-wide. This is 21' per-
cent of the historical average for
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Man charged



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on girlfriend


Man's girlfriend is
5 months pregnant,
states OCSO report
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
arrested Tuesday after he
allegedly threatened his preg-
nant girlfriend with a knife and
hit another woman so hard
that she -was rendered uncon-
scious.
Mark Glen DesChamps, Jr.,
19, S.E. 13th Ave., was arrest-
ed April 2 on felony charges of
aggravated battery on a preg-
nant person, aggravated
assault and resisting arrest
with violence. He was also
charged with the misde-
meanors of battery and crimi-
nal mischief over $250.
DesChamps was booked


into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $91,000.
An Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO.i report
by Deputy Mark Shireman
states that
the man
struck his
girlfriend
five times
while she
was asleep
in her bed.
When a
female
friend of the Mark
victim's DesChamps
tried to
intervene on behalf of the
pregnant woman DesChamps
reportedly struck her.
The deputy's report indi-
cates that the victim is current-
ly five months pregnant with
DesChamps' child.

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Man charged with the theft of motorcycle
By Eric Kopp A report by Sergeant Robert traffic stop and began to speak amine weighed .4 grams.
Okeechobee News Coleman of the Okeechobee with Tindall, who was riding the When he ran a check on the
County Sher- motorcycle. The sergeant's license plate on the red Honda,
A 25-year-old Okeechobee iff's Office report states that as he was pat- the plate came back registered
man was booked into the Okee- (OCSO) indi- ting down Tindall a 'stem' was to a black Kawasaki motorcycle.
chobee County Jail Tuesday on cates that as found in the man's pocket. Another OCSO report by
felony charges that include he followed a A 'stem' is commonly used to Deputy Augustin Saucedo indi-
third-degree grand theft. motorcycle on smoke illegal drugs, continued cates that the Hondawas report-
Daniel Lamar Tindall, N.W. S.W. 24th Sgt. Coleman's report. ed stolen from a residence on
Sixth St., was also charged with Avenue on The deputy also found a plas- S.W. 22nd Street in Okeechobee
the felony of possession of April 3, the tic baggie that allegedly con- nd Street in keec ee
methamphetamine, and the operator of tained a substance that, when on Feb. 20.
misdemeanors of possession of the motorcy- Daniel field tested, indicated a positive DeputySaucedo's report indi-
drug paraphernalia and driving cle kept turn- Tindall result for the presence of cates that the 1995 Honda
while license suspended with ing around to methamphetamine. Knight Hawk 250 motorcycle
knowledge. His bond was set at see if he was being followed. Sgt. Coleman's report states had an estimated value of
25000nn Sat. Coleman conducted a that the suspected methamphet- $1,000.


Arrest made in state-wide housing scam


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has announced the
arrest of a Bunnell Florida man
for defrauding at least 11 Florida
residents out of thousands of
dollars in a low income home
building assistance scam.
Todd M. Findley, 42, has been
charged with three counts of
grand theft and one count of
organized scheme to defraud, all
third degree felonies, following a
two year investigation by the
Department's Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement. The
investigation originated with
four complaints received
through the Division of Con-
sumer Services' consumer


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Continued From Page 1
the month.
This year's dry season current-
ly ranks as the third driest season
in recordable Florida history,
according to the National Weath-
er Service. Meanwhile, the U.S.
Drought Monitor, which identifies
general drought areas by intensi-
ty, has recently categorized all
areas of the SFWMD as either
moderate or severe drought
zones with a prediction of possi-


Journey

Continued From Page 1
journeyed through a returning
ecosystem which, according to
the DEP, is reviving habitat for
more than 60 threatened and
endangered species, establishing
a reliable supply of water for mil-
lions of Floridians and providing
flood control consistent with the
restoration.
The DEP stated that to date,
Florida has invested more than
$2 billion to restore and preserve
the Everglades and $140 million
to improve the health of Lake
Okeechobee.
The Kissimmee River restora-
tion project was authorized by
the U.S. Congress in the Water
Resources Development Act of
1992.
According to the DEP, the
restoration project will restore an
estimated 40 square miles of
river/floodplain ecosystem
including 26,500 acres of wet-
lands, 43 continuous miles of
meandering river and will pro-
vide habitat for over 300 species
- including the endangered
bald eagle, snail kite and wood


helpline against Findley's busi-
ness, European American Her-
itage Foundation. As the investi-
gation continued, officers
uncovered seven more victims.
Investigators say Findley
offered to help low income fami-
lies get a decent home that they
would help to build. Findley took
$2,500 from families as a down
payment. He told them they
would be required to work at
least 500 hours on other founda-
tion homes to become a partner
in the program and then their
home would be built with the
help of the other families.
At least 11 families signed
contracts and gave Findley a
total of $27,500 but no homes
have been built. Investigators


ble drought intensification.
Water levels across the district
have dropped suddenly and
sharply over the past week, and
have been exacerbated by high
evaporation and transpiration
rates and longer periods of wind
and sunlight.
Phase 1 or moderate water
shortage declaration will contin-
ue for the Upper East Coast
SFWMD Service area, which
comprises residential areas of
Martin and St. Lucie counties.
The designation for the Lower
East Coast Service Area made


stork.
The total project cost is esti-
mated at $578 million. This cost
will be equally shared by the
State of Florida and the federal
government.,
The Florida DEP, Florida Trail
Association, South Florida Water
Management District, Rosen
Hotels, United States Forest Ser-
vice Department of Agriculture,
The Trust for Public Land, Osceo-
la County, Bright House Net-
works, TravelCountry.com and
Bass Pro Shops made this expe-
dition possible through various
means of participation.
The journey began Friday,
March 23, in Orange County and
moved on to Makinson Island on
the first day. They then moved on
south through Osceola County
and Polk County into the Lake
Kissimmee State Park.
The expedition then ventured
to Brahma Island where there is
the largest population of non-
migratory bald eagles in the
country. This was the only pri-
vate property along the journey
chosen to visit because of the
vast amount of nature present.
The groups continued south
through Polk County stopping at
fish camps and trail sites along


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with Agricultural Law Enforce-
ment say Findley made ongoing
excuses as to why the homes
weren't being built and did not
give the victims an opportunity
to fulfill the agreement they
signed.
"It is outrageous that these
families pinned their hope of the
American dream on this sus-
pect," Mr. Bronson said. "Not
only did they not get their homes
built, these families who least
can afford it were taken for thou-
sands of dollars. I hope this
arrest sends a message to scam
artists that our Agricultural Law
Enforcement officers will aggres-
sively investigate and take action
against those who would harm
our most vulnerable citizens."


up of eastern Palm Beach,
Broward, Miami-Dade and Mon-
roe counties has been
changed to a Phase 2, severe
water shortage, level.
The SFWMD continues to
encourage both residential and
agricultural water users through-
out the district to reduce their
water consumption and observe
more aggressive water conserva-
tion practices as practicable.
While voluntary conservation
also is encouraged for users of
alternative water supply sources,
the use of 100 percent reclaimed


the way. After traveling through
Highlands County they entered
Okeechobee County from the
Bluff Hammock Trail. The group
then went from the Riverwoods
Field Lab to Yates Marsh Trail-
head and on to the Kissimmee
River Fishing Resort.
They ended their 140-mile
trek at Okee-Tantie Marina where
the hikers met the kayakers by
hiking right into Lake Okee-
chobee.
The group met scientists and
other experts along the way who
taught them why the restoration
was needed and how it .was
working to restore the inverte-
brates first, then the rest of the
food chain.
Endangered species including
bald eagles, snail kites and wood
storks are just some of the
species that will benefit from this
restoration.
The group also heard from
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
who gave a presentation on the
current restoration project where
workers are backfilling 2 miles of
canal and reconnecting a half
mile of continuous river channel
in Okeechobee County.
According to the expedition's
website, overall construction is


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Findley has been booked into
the. Flagler County jail. The
eleven victims are from through-
out the state, including Miami,
West Palm Beach, New Port
Richey and Palm Coast. Mr.
Bronson said he believes there
may be additional victims of the
scam as the investigation is con-
tinuing.
The Commissioner is urging
anyone who thinks they may
have been victimized by Findley
to call his Office of Agricultural
Law Enforcement at 1-800-342-
5869.
Mr. Bronson credited the Fla-
gler County Sheriff's Department
and Flagler County State Attor-
ney's Office for its assistance in
the investigation.


water is not subject to restric-
tions. The use of water for health,
fire, safety and other essential
purposes also is not restricted.
For additional information,
area residents are encouraged to
call the SFWMD's toll-free Water
Shortage Hotline at 1-800-662-
8876; or, contact the local
SFWMD service center at (863)
462-5260.
Water conservation tips and
specific information on current
water use restrictions are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/con-
serve.


anticipated to be completed by
2011.
Ms. Kelso stated as she met
the kayakers in Lake Okee-
chobee that she was happy and
sad all at the same time. -
"We are glad to be done, but
we loved doing it," said Ms.
Kelso.
According to her biography,
Ms. Kelso has backpacked across
Europe, hiked the International
Appalachian Trail and the Inca
Trail in Peru. She is no stranger to
adventure.
The documentary was taped
by Resolutions Productions pres-
ident Jeff Brooks and his crew
Jeff Cook, Josh Harris and Vir-
ginia Johnson. Even the crew got
to learn all of the important
aspects of this environmental
expedition.
For more information about
this expedition, visit
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/ever-
gladesforever/eh/default.htm.
You can read daily journal entries
from each member along their
expedition and learn more about
their findings, as well as informa-
.tion about the Everglades
Restoration.


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-- Deputy Shireman's arrest
report goes on to state that
DesChamps apparently left the
- bedroom and went into the
kitchen, where he allegedly
armed himself with a knife.
The victim's friend said the
next time she saw the 5-foot, 8-
inch, 195-pound DesChamps he
was standing over his girlfriend
"- who way. lying on a couch.
When the friend again tried to
help, the man apparently struck
her in the eye. The blow left her
S - unconscious, continued the
- deputy's report.
The deputy stated that the vic-
tim had visible facial injuries
including a swollen left eye, and


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that she seemed to be disoriented.
When he tried to obtain a
written complaint from the vic-
tim's friend she was unable to do
so because one eye had already
swollen shut and the vision in
her other eye was getting worse,
wrote Deputy Shireman.
Both women were transport-
ed to Raulerson Hospital by the
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue.
Deputy Shireman said his
patrol unit was also damaged
when DesChamps broke out the
right side rear window with his
head. He went on to state in his
report that it took several
deputies to restrain DesChamps.
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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers in the
afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the southeast around 5 mph in the
late afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers.
Lows will be in the lower 60s. The wind will be from the southeast
around 5 mph, shifting to the northwest after midnight. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. Highs
will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the north at 5 to 10
mph, shifting to the northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.

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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 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 Aprilwith classes
every Friday in April at 6:30 p.m.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted sep-
arately on an application, which can be picked up at American Legion
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Hospice of Okeechobee to host memorial service


Hospice of Okeechobee will
hold its annual memorial serv-
ice on Tuesday, April 17, at 6
p.m. The service will be held at
the Freshman Campus Auditori-
um. Hospice of Okeechobee has
seen a tremendous increase in
demand for the services it offers
and the new location will
accommodate the many loved
ones who will attend the serv-
ice.
The families of patients
served by Hospice of Okee-
chobee in 2006 have been
mailed invitations to this serv-
ice. Members of the public are
also encouraged to attend. Any-
one may contact Hospice with
their loved ones' names and
request that they be added to
the list of names to be read at


the service.
Shakira Mays, Hospice of
Okeechobee staff member stat-
ed, "This is a special time to
honor and remember loved
ones. We encourage all Okee-
chobee residents who have lost
someone dear to them in the
last year to attend. We are also
grateful for the community sup-
port that makes this possible. A
very special thanks to W&W
Lumber, CJ's Outlet, Pat's Floral
Design, and the School District,
of Okeechobee. Please plan to
join us for this special time of
remembrance."
Eor information about this
event, contact Shakira Mays or
Brenda Nicholson at Hospice of
Okeechobee by calling (863)
467-2321.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Hospice of Okeechobee Annual Memorial Service will take
place on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus Auditorium. Members of the Okeechobee Annu-
al Memorial Service committee are (left to right) Gina Edwards,
Brenda Nicholson, Shakira Mays and Lynne Schwartz.


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of our dear
friends, Ian Flow-
ers. Our whole
school collected coins
and raised $800 for the Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation in honor of
Ian. Then, we planted a big tree on
our playground that will always
remind us how much he loved to
play with us. We shared some
memories, sang songs and remem-
bered the best things about being
friends with Ian. It was a daywe will
always remember.
We celebrated Dr. Seuss with a
parade of his book characters. We
also had our field day in honor of
Dr. Seuss. Everyone participated
and had a great day.
First graders were glad to be
back at school after their wonderful
Spring Break vacation. Can you
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school left. That's 45 days, teachers
and parents. We are still learning all
we can to be ready for second
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Jamie Loredo, Toedolo Yanez, Pri-
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Bishop and Shawna Peacock.
Birthdays: Ranae Maxwell,
Jesus Mojica, Shalynn Luck, Curtis
Fountain, Dustin Douglas, Nelly
Yamin, Juan Orozco and Keaton
White.
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general news
Fourth grade has launched into
the last quarter. The walls are filled
with writings, poetry, limericks, art,
and learning. As the students anx-
iously await their Florida Writes
scores, students have begun a unit
on public speaking. Students will
participate in the Tropicana Speech
Contest. Class winners will be
determined by April 20. The school
competition will be on April 24.
Central is usually represented very
well at the County level and each
fourth grade teacher and fifth grade
teacher was very proud to see six
out of the 12 students who places at
Osceola Middle School were all
from Central. Parents, you can help
by listening to your child practice
and give them guidelines on eye
contact, voice clarity and tone. You
can also assist them with finding
research or data to support their
speech topic.
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In Mr. Goff's class a few of us are
still working very hard to memorize
our multiplication facts. Over half of
the class can pass their hot pencils


multiplication test with 100 percent
accuracy every time they take it. We
hope to be adding some more
names to that list soon. In math we
are working on chapter 20, which
deals with reading a thermometer,
negative numbers, inequalities and
coordinate grid systems. In science
we are learning about resources.
We are studying the difference
between renewable and non-
renewable resources. We are learn-
ing how to protect our resources. In
reading we are reading the story
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Encyclopedia Brown mystery.
Encyclopedia Brown has to figure
out who stole the nose that Pablo
was sculpting for the sculpting con-
test. We are also working hard on
meeting our Accelerated Reader
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students earning recognition for
accomplishing that marvelous, feat
of memorizing all of the multiplica-
tion facts. Pen Pal letters arrived
from Wisconsin. Students have
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memorize each state and its capital
when they were in fourth grade.
Will she make her fourth graders
do that too? Perhaps memorizing
some science vocabulary or a
sweet poem would be better.
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reviewed and tested. Long division
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dents are having lots of trouble
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JUST DROP IT: I think that people really should just give it a rest. I
wonder, do they realize that Okeechobee isn't the only place with gay
people. Also, just because someone is friends with a homosexual-
doesn't mean that they are OK with the way that person is. It just
means that they are able to understand how that person is, and how
they will always be. Also, for all of you so-called Christians, if you really
were Christians you would realize that it's not your place to judge the
way they are. Someday those people will meet their maker. Until then,
leave them alone. Let them have their clubs and let then do their thing.
I'm not saying that it's right, I'm just saying that it's not our place to
judge them. Personally, I feel more comfortable around gay guys (me,
being a girl) than I do straight guys because I don't have to worry
about if they are going to try to get me in bed. Plus, if you all would give
them a chance most of them are really nice people. So, just leave them
alone and drop it already.

INFORMATION: I wish people would get their facts right before
complaining. Somb of you out there need to find out what a timeshare
is, because it would seem you haven't a clue. At least one of you out
there needs to get a copy of the rules and bylaws of your homeowners
association, which they must give you by law. Some of you pick and
choose verses in the Bible that suit your cause, but ignore those that
condemn you for condemning people. Some of you think you are
experts on sexual preference, but you obviously know nothing about
it. None of you out there seem to know that the president of the U.S.
doesn't set gasoline prices. Check with OPEC and look at oil reserves
as it is as simple as supply and demand. Some of you think that Al Gore
is not rich. He is extremely wealthy. He was born that way, and
became extremely wealthy with his purchase of Google stock. We live
in the age of information. Study a subject before you make a judgment
on it. I guess most of you prefer to live in ignorance and complain.

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Community Events

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.

Genealogical Society to meet April 9
The Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m.
in the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Visitors
are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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 informa-
tion 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 meeting
will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. For information call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on April
10, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School Library for
anyone who can not attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and
PTO members from all Okeechobee public and private schools are
encouraged to attend.





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Letter to the Editor


Real estate prices
As a new 'resident renter' in
Okeechobee who moved here for
a permanent employment posi-
tion, it increasingly appears
unlikely that I will ever contribute
any of my income toward sup-
porting the infrastructure of this
town or county.
I understand that a recent
study was performed on the
future growth of Okeechobee and
the outcome was that since
southern Florida has massive traf-
fic and population issues, Okee-
chobee stands poised to become
the next 'developed' area in Flori-
da. The study also mentioned that
this growth was probably 15-20
years away.
Unfortunately, too few resi-
dents paid attention to that time
line and real estate values sky-
rocketed as current home and
land owners attempted to make
an unwarranted killing on future
buyers.
In the two months I have been
here I have seen real estate ads in


the newspaper announcing
"Reduced 100K" along with ads
for single wide mobile homes
prices as high $189,000.
"Reduced by $1 00K" what that
tells me is that the agent and the
seller were advertising a rip-off
price to begin with.
And, with apologies to the
owners and the manufacturers of
mobile homes, a rose by any
other name is still a rose and a
mobile home has, and always will
be, a trailer that depreciates in
value.
So I have to ask, how can any-
one justify the current price of real
estate in Okeechobee?
Until the 15- to 20-year antici-
pated boom becomes imminent,
the only thing I seen in Okee-
chobee is real estate greed fed by
speculation. What about the cur-
rent residents of this town and
county? What about those who,
as the town slowly begins to
grow, will or would like to move
into the area for the jobs that will
begin to open up?
Currently, there is a large seg-


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another 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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are
interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For infor-
mation, 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. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
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 fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham 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 infor-
mation, 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 Thurs-
day 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 opportu-
nity 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 meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday 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. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
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.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every month
October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street at 10 a.m.
For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the
first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring to
receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gathering
is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa Brown at
(863) 357-3318.


ment of the population here now
who will travel two hours a day to
work at the coast because they
cannot possibly survive on Okee-
chobee wages. Interestingly, what
I see beginning to happen is a seg-
ment of the people who currently
do work here traveling two hours
a day to live at the coast rather
than pay what are outrageous
prices for local real estate.
The bottom line is, if Okee-
chobee and its residents don't
wish to face reality, that's OK. As
for me and others I have met,
when a three-bedroom CBS
home with a pool and a Lanai can
be purchased in Fort Pierce for
$150,000 to $200,000, why w6uld
anyone even consider buying a
mobile home in Okeechobee for
the same money or a CBS home
for $250,000 to $300,000.
That same study recommend-
ed controlled growth in order to
maintain the quality of life here.
The quality of life in Okeechobee
is fantastic and I laud the town
and county .for recognizing its
importance.


At the same time, that quality
of life should be available to all
those who will be moving here to
accept job positions. But, it is not,
when you price what you prize so
highly so as to be beyond attain-
ment. If the people working here
end up living and spending their
wages elsewhere, taxes will have
to increase to support the local
infrastructure until a pressure
point is reached where uncon-
trolled development will not only
become a reality but will also
become a necessity in order to
reduce the tax burdens on future
residents.
At that point, Okeechobee will
join the rest of Florida as just
another treeless, urban sprawl.
But, hey, why worry about that
- it's something you'll never
have to deal with anyway. It will
simply be a legacy and a problem
left for your descendants, and we
have never concerned ourselves
with them throughout history.
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Community Events

Basinger church hosting revival
The Basinger Church of God will present the Pooler Family
Ministries in revival April 4-6. Services start at 7:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 467-1503.

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 meet-
ing and is open to board members. For information, call Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Thursday,
April 5; Friday, April 6; and Saturday, April 7. The sale will be
held on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sale hours
on Saturday will be 8 a.m. until noon. Additional yard sales will
be held Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13. All proceeds
from the sales are used for patient care at Hospice of Okee-
chobee, including the Hamrick House. For information, contact
Rhonda Peterman at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse train-
er 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 train-
ing 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.

Church hosts Holy Week presentation
Through Friday, April 6, His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St., will present a dramatization reflect-
ing each day in Holy Week brought to life with music and narra-
tion. Services will begin at 7 p.m. You will hear reflections of
each of the day's events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the mother of
a little girl who sat on Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tanner, the
temple guard and the Roman soldier. Everyone is welcome.
There will be no charge.

EYDC hosting Easter Extravaganza
EYDC, 7200 U.S. 441 N., will host an Easter Gospel Extrava-
ganza for youth on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Some of the guest performances scheduled to appear are:
soloist Phyllis Mitchell; First Baptist Missionary Church; Ave. D
Boys Choir; Good News Ministry; Greater St. Paul AME Praise
Dancers; Greater St. Paul AME Church; and, Reverend Mario
Robles from Primera Iglesia Bautista.

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 I
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 persons who are blind or visually impaired
through resources and education. For information, contact
20/200 Fellowship, Inc. at (772) 220-0095 or www.20-200fellow-
ship.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 Sec-
ond 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 con-
temporary worship service at 9:30 a.m.; and, two traditional
services at 8 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday Easter Sunrise Ser-
vice 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 Satur-
day, April 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be avail-
able for a suggested donation of $6 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. 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.

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
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 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 Campus. Takeout is also available. For informa-
tion, call Maureen at (863) 763-2225.

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


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The Lady Brahman tennis
team took on the Lady Tigers of
Clewiston High School in
Clewiston on March 29 and
defeated them 7-0. The results of
the individual matches were:
Singles: Jami Fadley (Okee.)
def. Yolanda Rodriguez (Clew.)
6-1, 6-2; Rina Boswell (Okee.)
def. Mallory Pittman (Clew.) 6-1,
6-1; Alyssa Wright (Okee.) def.
Sarah Espinoza (Clew.) 6-0, 6-2;
Kari Berger (Okee.) def. Taylor
Beatty (Clew.) 6-0, 6-0; Brooke
Ragamat (Okee.) def. Kate Bus-
sell (Clew.) 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Fadley and Berger
(Okee.) def. Rodriguez and
Pittman (Clew.) 8-5; Boswell
and Shaina Ragamat (Okee.)
def. Beatty and J. McCarthy
(Clew.) 8-1.
The girls' tennis team of
Hardee High School traveled to
Okeechobee on March 30 to
take on the Lady Brahmans and
Returned to Hardee with a 6-0
loss. The results of the individual
matches were:
Singles: Alyssa Wright
(Okee.) def. D.K. Davis (Hard-
ee) 6-3, 7-5; Rina Boswell
(Okee.) def. Kaitlin Justice
(Hardee) 7-5, 4-6 (10-4); Jami
Fadley (Okee.) def. Clara Dur-
rance (Hardee) 6-0, 6-1; Kari
Berger (Okee.) def. Marissa Hall
(Hardee) 6-1, 6-0; Brooke Raga-
mat (Okee.) def. Amanda Porter
(Hardee) 7-5, 6-1.
Doubles: Wright and Boswell
vs. Davis and Justice was rained
out; Fadley and B. Ragamat
(Okee.) def. Durrance and Hall
(Hardee) 8-0.
In exhibition singles competi-
tion: Shaina Ragamat (Okee.)
def. Kayla Woods (Hardee) 8-0;
Katie Walker (Okee.) def. Miran-
da Helms (Hardee) 8-2.
In exhibition doubles Porter
and Woods (Hardee) def. Kath-
leen Turner and Ruth Solezano
8-0.
Lady Brahman Jami Fadley
finished up the month of March
with an 8-0 singles and a 9-0




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Robert Lee, chief executive
officer of Raulerson Hospital, pre-
sented the 2007 Volunteer of the
Year award to Rena Walker. The
announcement was made at the
annual hospital auxiliary recep-
tion held on March 19, recogniz-
ing all hospital volunteers for their
services. The volunteer of the year
recipient is selected by his/her
peers in honor and recognition of
their volunteer services to Rauler-
son Hospital.
Mr. Lee presented Mrs. Walker
with a reserved parking space,
dinner for two and a beautiful
bouquet of flowers. Her name
will be engraved o the plaque that
hangs permanently in the front
lobby.
Mrs. Walker's co-workers
describe her as kind, caring,
dependable, always having a
smile and a positive attitude. She
is known as the "sunshine girl".
She will always work extra shifts,
if needed. When Mr. Lee made
the announcement, Mrs. Walker
was quick to speak to the group
gathered, stating that she did no
more to deserve the honor than
any other volunteer. Everyone in
the auxiliary volunteers because
of the blessings they receive each
day.
Mrs. Walker and her husband
moved to Okeechobee from
Louisville, Ky. in 1986. They were
winter residents for five years


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Robert Lee, chief executive officer (left) and Brian Melear,
chief nursing officer (left) presented Rena Walker (center)
with the Raulerson Hospital 2007 volunteer of the year award
at an auxiliary reception held on March 19 at the hospital.


prior to 1986. Her husband, John,
was drawn to the area because of
the fishing. Her son, Steve, died in
March of 2002, and her husband
died in November of 2002. Fol-
lowing these two huge losses in
her life, she joined the auxiliary.
Your can find Mrs. Walker work-
ing the auxiliary gift shop or at the
lobby desk.
On hand for the celebration
were Mrs& Walker's daughter and
son-in-law, Shannon and David


Key, as well as friends Joyce-and
Bob Quann. Another very special
guest, Ed Byers, also attended.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Byers will
be married on June 16, in
Louisville, Ky. They will honey-
moon in Hawaii.
Mrs. Walker has let it be
known that even though she will
now be spending her summers in
Kentucky, she will continue to vol-
unteer at the hospital during the
winter months.


Citizens urged to prepare


for health emergencies


National Public Health
Week is April 2-8
The Okeechobee County Health
Department, with a number of part-
ner organizations is encouraging
citizens to prepare effectively for
public health threats, from bioter-
rorism and natural disasters to dis-
ease outbreaks, during National
Public Health Week, April 2-8.
As part of the week long obser-
vance, themed "Preparedness and
public health threats: addressing
thie ufiique'needs of the nation's
vulnerable populations," commu-
nities across the nation will explore
ways to connect vulnerable popu-
lations, including mothers and


young children, hourly-wage work-
ers and people with chronic illness-
es such as diabetes and asthma,
with resources to help them pre-
pare for health emergencies.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks, the hurricane sea-
son of 2004, and 2005, and other
recent events, Americans remain
largely unprepared for public
health emergencies. A September
2006 poll conducted by Marist Col-
lege Institute for Public Opinion
noted that only 31 percent of Amer-
icans have any emergency plans in
place. .
Mark Chittum, Okeechobee
County Health Department Admin-
istrator said that the Health Depart-
ment will be working with the


county Emergency Operations
Center, Okeechobee County
School District, and other groups to
develop a wide range of emergency
preparedness plans. He also stated,
"Local residents need to be pre-
pared for all potential emergencies,
and it is up to us and our partners to
assist them in this important effort".
Last year's National Public
Health Week focused on ways that
Americans can build healthier com-
munities and address health threats
associated with built environments,
including-air pollution and-neigh-
borhood design. More. information
on Public Health Preparedness
may be found at:
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Okeechobee County Fair competitive events results


Here are the winners in the com-
petitive events categories at the first
annual Okeechobee County Fair. At
this, our first fair, we had 65 individu-
als entered with 162 separate entries.
We would also like to thank the fol-
lowing judges for their help: Ann Bell,
Wayne Clay, Dan Culbreth, Paula
Daniel, Charlotte Delagall, Mike
Moore, Sandra Pearce, Joy Sima,
Karen Smith, Sharon Solidine,
Sharon Spann and Robbi Sumner.
Quilting Category
-Adults
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Phyllis Schumate, Frances Everly,
Linda From and Sharon Sweet.
Second Place Red Ribbons to
Janice Trent and Pauline Daniel.
Third Place White Ribbon to
Arlina Ireland.
Quilting Category
--Youth
First Place Blue Ribbon to Denise
Holmes.
Canned Goods
-Adults
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Cathy Barber, Janice Trent, Ruby
Byars, and
Janet McKenna.
Second Place Red Ribbons to
Janice Trent, Cathy Barber and Ruby
Byars.
Baked Goods -Adults
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Lena Arnold,,Marta Sherwood, Jan-
ice Trent and


Laurie McCloskey.
Second Place Red Ribbons to
Belle Schmidt, Janice Trent and Lena
Arnold.
Third Place White Ribbon to
Billy Hollifield.
Youth First Place Blue Ribbons
to Jordan Canevari, Jamie Jones and
Peter Jones.
Drawing Category
-Adults
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Michelle Lighty and Ismael Tijerina.
Second Place Red Ribbons to
Sharon Cannon and Michelle
Lighty.
Drawing Category
- Youth
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Peter Jones and Shelevah Barber.
Second Place Red Ribbon to
Denise Holmes.
Third Place White Ribbon to Bri-
anna Spier.
Painting Category
-Adults
First Place Blue Ribbon to John
Lane.
Second Place Red Ribbon to
Ismael Tijerina
Painting Category
-Youth
First Place Blue Ribbons to
Shelevah Barber, Jamie Jones, and
Peter Jones.
Second Place Red Ribbon to


Jamie Jones.
Vegetables Category
-Adult
First Place Blue Ribbons to
John Lane, Janice Trent and Salva-
tore Varri.
Second Place Red Ribbons to
Laurie McCloskey and Salvatore
Varri.
Third Place White Ribbons to
John Lane, Laurie McCloskey and
Janice Trent.


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Janice Trent.


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Sewing Category
- Adults
First Place Blue Ribbons to Bob-
bie Fuller, David Hench and Rebecka
Nicoll.
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Plantation. The drawing was held during Hospice's annual
Target Fun Shoot on Saturday, March 24.

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Mr. Pierce is a flower whole-
saler from Port St. Lucie who sup-
plies some of the local florists
with flowers. He came to the
Okeechobee County Fair with the
purpose of purchasing a hog at
the livestock auction. While at the
fair, he stopped by the Hospice of
Okeechobee booth and pur-
chased several raffle tickets.
"I know how great an organi-
zation Hospice is from my grand-
mother who helped start a Hos-
pice in Stuart. I bought two raffle
tickets, not thinking I would win. I
just wanted to help out Hospice,"
stated Mr. Pierce.
Rhonda Peterman, Hospice
volunteer coordinator and out-
reach worker stated, "We raised
enough money to pay for 30 days


cart winner
of patient care for an individual
who has no insurance, but needs
Hospice care." Ms. Peterman
noted that all money raisedwill
be used to provide care here in
Okeechobee. "The funds we
raised will stay in Okeechobee,"
she said. "I want to give a special
thanks to Sheri Enfinger of
Gilberts Golf Cars and Denny Bod-
den of Jones Equipment, Eli's
Western Wear, Quail Creek Plan-
tation, Rita's Furniture and Greg
Thogerson."
If you would like information
about Hospice of Okeechobee
and would like to schedule a tour
of The Hamrick Home, please
stop by our office at 411 S.E. 4th
Street or call Rhonda Peterman at
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 13


Bronson announces

Wildfire Awareness Week


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
announced that April 8th
through 14th is Wildfire Aware-
ness Week. The second week of
April has been designated as
Wildfire Awareness Week in
recognition of Florida's devastat-
ing 1998 wildfire season, when
more than half a million acres
burned and 337 homes and
other structures were damaged
or destroyed by wildfires
statewide.
"March, April and May are
usually the most active months
of Florida's year round wildfire
season, and coupled with this
year's current drought situation,
there is a very good chance that
we will see an increase in wild-
fire activity in the next few
months," Bronson said.
The Department of Agricul-
ture's Division of Forestry (DOF)
will conduct a Fire Weather Edu-
cation Campaign during Wild-
fire Awareness Week in order to
educate people about the effect
weather can have on fire behav-
ior. At the heart of the campaign
will be a contest where TV,


online newspaper viewers and
radio listeners are eligible to win
a Fire Danger Weather Kit. Par-
ticipants become eligible to win
by correctly answering ques-
tions provided by the DOF each
day to meteorologists on partici-
pating TV news programs,
online newspapers and partici-
pating radio stations.
Fire Weather Danger Kits
contain thermometers, rain
gauges and informational
brochures that can help families
understand how changes in
Florida weather can increase
wildfire danger.
"I hope that all of our citizens
will participate in our Fire
Weather Education Campaign
on their local TV weather pro-
gram, online newspaper or
radio station," said Bronson.
"Given the situation across the
state, it is a critical time for peo-
ple to educate themselves about
wildfire dangers."
Since January Ist, 2007,
1,297 wildfires have burned
75,174 acres in Florida. Most of
these fires were caused by
human carelessness.


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WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
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'MTractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License #1472


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Since 1993
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Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
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ensured Gary Champion
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OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Tobacco kills
Yearling Middle School students joined together in efforts to deter others from using tobacco products during Kick Butts
Day. Students, (left to right) are: Maria Zapata, Jessica Wheeler, Luis Alvarado, Ami Edwards, Susana Gonzalez, Joanna
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At the Movies -

The following movies are now -
showing at the Brahman Theatres -
Ill.


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:
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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Auction 160 +/- acres divid-
ed. Prime farmland, home-
sites, ponds, great for cattle.
Worth County, GA., Satur-
day, April 14 @ 10am.
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April 14. 40 Residential Lots,
Single & Multi-Family. 2 In-
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at: Inn on the Lakes Hotel
3100 Golfview Rd, Sebring,
FL (800)257-4161 Higgen-
botham.com Higgenbotham
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AUCTION Saturday April 14th
10:00 AM 512 Acres Worth
County, Georgia Flint River
Frontage Visit www.jdurha-
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800)342-2666 for more in-
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Associates, Inc. GAL 1120.
Three upcoming Florida IRS
auction sales! Merritt Island
home, Palm Coast home
site, and Orlando-area lot
with partially-built luxury
home. April 10-12, 2007.
Visit www.irssales.gov or
call (850)445-4625 for info.


FAMILY PLOTS(B) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
necessary (863)763-0488


CAT- black and white, male,
very pleasant. Vic of East
State Rd 70. Call to identify
(863)462-5885
CHILDS SMALL BLACK ZIP-
PERED PURSE found
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ROTTWEILER: Vicinity of 98 &
27, female, wearing collar.
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AFRICAN GREY PARROT,
3/15. Vic. of West Palm
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Reward. 561-282-7946
BOXER PUPPY: Male, 10
weeks old. Vic of Labelle, FL.
Reward!!! 239-297-0517
JACK RUSSELL- Female, 3
years old. Last seen in Bass-
wood. (863)824-0776
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South. Reward offered
(270)860-8898
TOY POODLE: Chocolate, neu-
tered, no tags, answers to
Gator. Vic Town & Country
MHP 863-634-3690
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri col-
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BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
239-289-2896
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- Collection of water samples, performance of a
variety of chemical and bacteriological tests in
the analysis of water according to standard
methods and procedures to ensure compliance
with Tribal and Federal regulations.

~ Makes routine investigations involving water
quality, calibrates and maintains various
laboratory supplies and equipment.

- Must possess excellent written and verbal
communication skills and a valid Florida
Driver's license.

Send resume to; kabienaime@semtribe.com
or fax: 954-967-3477
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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Summer
I L, (Brighton Reservation)

BA in Early Childhood Education.
FL Teacher's Certificate for Kindergarten.
Min. 5 years Kindergarten teaching
experience in public school setting.
Knowledge of Kindergarten curriculum.
Valid FL Driver's License. $25 per hour.
Fax resume and salary requirements
to: (954-967-3477)



v COOKASSISTANT
(Big Cypress Reservation)

HS diploma or GED equivalent
Previous food service. Exp. and
training. Previous experience in a
school setting or working with
children. Assist cook in the ,
preparation and serving of meals.
Fax resume to 954-967-3477

TECHNICIAN WANTED





Hampton Chrysler is looking for an experienced
Technician. A.S.E. Certifications preferred. Valid
FL drivers license required. Benefits/Vacation.

Apply in person Monday Friday
HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston






Minimum 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer





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


Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
ERS- Now Hiring OTR & Lo-
cal Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)882-6537.

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classified


Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.


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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
'ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
tional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Tr ;iniri)i Min. 1 yr. Class-A
;OL '-p req. THE WAG-
GONERS TRUCKING
(91 2)y571--9668 OR
866)413-3074.
DRIVERS-ACT NOW! *Miles
Benefits Bonus*
36-43cpm/$1.20pm $0
Lease NEW Trucks Only 3
mos OTR (800)635-8669.




4 years Journeyman level
exp. in distribution, under-
ground and transmission sys-
tems a must HS diploma or
GED & "A" CDL req'd. Must
be able to work at heights.
Salary will start at $27.15/hr &
in 6 mo $28.50/hr Complete
your application online at
www.fpua.com or at
500 Boston Ave, FP






ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
Mechanic's,
Helpers
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must Have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel
required in FL, Paid
travel time, overtime,
per diem. DFWR
Benefits, 401K, Pd
Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689



HIRING COOKS
up to $15.00/hr.
Immediate openings
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DFWP
HR/PAYROLIL MANAGER
HR/ Payroll Manager-
Manufacturing/Construction.
150+ Employees. Main
office in Okeechobee with
some travel to WPB Office.
Supervisory and extensive
computerexp. a must.
Degree or certification a plus.
Email resume to
SHRinfoWPBabellsouth.net.
Huge pay for Florida regional
drivers! Home every week-
end! Home during the week!
Solid weekly miles! 95% no
touch! Preplanned freight!
$.43 per mile, hometime,
money & more. Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartianidexpress.com.
PRODUCTION/ASSEMBLER
Electronics & telephone
equipment, lifting req'd.
Ceeco 863-357-0798
M-F 8am-5pm


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Magazine Finance Company
Looking'for Magazine Deal-
ers or Magazine rooms We
will finance, process, collect
Highest commissions paid If
you have run a magazine
room and want to get started
on your own email ad-
am@ers-ims.com fax
450)424-4979 Call
877)424-1430 x 223.

gilbert
:zSnapper
& GOLF CARS
has a new position
available for a
Service Technician.
Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
EOE

Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
now. (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Fee Req.
Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn $500 -
$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No investment re-
quired. FREE details.
www.K348.com.
Plumbers & Helpers Needed
with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay & benefits. Call
M-F 863-763-6461. DFWP
Sales Pros Dream $100k with
easy 5 minute sale. Big'
checks daily. Great opportu-
nity (866)349-4232.,
iSI SE PUEDE! Drive for the
Best! 36-43cpm/$1.20pm
$0 Lease New Trucks CDL-A
+ 3 mos OTR Call Lucy:
(800)635-8669 x 335.
WELDER
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call
(863)763-6376
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads



ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE
Seeks Up-Beat Team
Player. Excellent commu-
nication skills essential.
Experience a plus
but will train.
Fax resumes to
863-467-2347
Person with Property
Management and paralegal
experience to assist
property owner. Approx.
5 hours a month.
(863)801-3081.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


Billboard Connection Excit-
ing "home based" franchise
opportunity in the outdoor
advertising industry. Low in-
vestment with unlimited po-
tential. For further
information please contact
Anthony Foley at
(866)257-6025
Guys Get Haircuts. Guys
watch Sports. Every fran-
chise investment should be
so obvious. Recession
proof. All cash. Full Training
and Support. Financing
available (800)872-4247 /
www.SportClips.com.

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

VENDING ROUTES Profes-
sional! All Brands. All Sizes!
Drinks & Snacks. Healthy &
Energy. Great Equipment.
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ATTENTION CONTRACTORS &
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033




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Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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excellent service to our readers.


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DAIly LYM SPECIALs,
AllI0r OWOPEN
WorIM Famous
Broasted Cickean
(863) 467-8232
63M5 US vy.44t1.E.


Merchandise



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




CHEST FREEZER: Kenmore,
23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
863-357-3282
DISHWASHER, For RV or
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
$80 (863)983-7661
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc.cond.(863)467-8681
GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
(561)629-6213
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
good shape. $125
(863)675-2348
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
excellent condition. $280 for
both or will separate.
(863)946-3822
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


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Instdufmn 4Slormn
Shutters & Swnless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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


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


BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
FREDERIC REMINGTON
PRINTS- 3, Famous FL West-
ern artist. Cedar'frame & mat-
ted. $300.863-674-5753



DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
E MACHINES: With 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old.
keyboard, mouse & speak-
ers, $450. 863-824-0801
HP COMPUTER, w/flat panel
monitor, corner computer
desk, Lexmark 4-in-1 Printer.
$325 (863)697-2032
HPB COMPUTER:. Multimedia,
Intel / Pentium, monitor, key-
board, 612C printer, Astra
scanner/$75.863-467-2148
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99.(863)843-0158



FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
$200. (863)674-5753
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
239-289-2896
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


COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
(863)357-3282 .
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503
DINING ROOM TABLE: 36 x
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
863-675-3032
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
(863)983-2241
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 gol'~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
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Full Size. $75.
863)697-9117 or
863)801-9260
MISCELLANEOUS FURNI-
TURE: Couch, tables, crib,
etc. $100 for all or will sep-
tate. 863-673-4540 Labelle
NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Loves & across
from Home Depot





Noah's North
Carolina Furniture
Outlet

NEW
FACTORY DIRECT
FURNITURE
107 SW 17th Street, Suite B
Okeechobee, FL
Mobile: (863) 634-3049
Open 7 Days a Week

SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
(863)983-2241
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition. Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957


BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
863-634-4798
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
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
(772)461-8822


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SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$250 (863)233-0114


BUGGY, Runs good. $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-0582
HUNTING BOW, with all ac-
cessories. $150
(863)763-3631 or
561)718-1212
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
(863)634-6087
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829


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WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.
863-634-4798



BODY BY JAKE- Very good
condition. $150.
(863)612-9811
EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness
Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



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



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


POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000.
(863)612-9811
WHEELCHAIR: Metics, Elec-
tric w/ rechargeable battery.
Like new! Pd. $5,000. Ask-
ing $1000 (863)357-5988


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
JACUZZI SPA: Seats 8, like
new, easy lift cover. $2300
or best offer. 863-467-8548
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8-00) 9 6 1 -8547.
Lic.#COBC010111)



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)676-7156
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
$950. 863-599-0774
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings


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


BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
$25
(863)983-7702
COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed & very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lIbs 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
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
(863)673-2314


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631) 634-2044










keanchonhee News. Wednesday. April 4. 2007


AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
"dition. $250.
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUT: 15", Custom
made by MMATS, 6000
watts peak each. $600 neg.
(863)634-6476
SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476


ELECTRIC AIR COMPRES-
SOR: EmGlo, used. Diesel
motor for generator $100
for both (863)514-8705
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
fer(863)763-8797
WELDING MACHINE, very
good condition, $150.
(863)673-2314



KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.
(863)675-8760


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


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
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
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




FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)r634-3280


ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD-
ING, Reg. $2500. To good
home only. (863)467-6147 or
(772)370-6658
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
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
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423
SADDLE- 14Va" Bob Marshall,
Treeless, Barrel, Floral pat-
tern, With silver. Asking
$1500, (863)697-2022
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
tion. $125.863-599-0774



DUMP YARD CART: $100.
863-357-5754
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500.863-214-8052


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)763-3631








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



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Recently updated, 11 miles N.
of Okeechobee. 3BR, 2BA.
$690/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
(863)634-3257
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489


4/BR Foreclosure! Only
$199/Mol Available Now! 5%
Down 20 Years @ 8% APR.
For listings Call
(800)570-8713 ext 5695.
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502
COUNTRY COTTAGE
For rent, newly remodeled.
11 miles N. of Okeechobee.
3BR/1.5BA.$790/mo. 1st &
security. No pets. Call only
M-F 9a-3p. (863)467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. mmed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyra@aol.com
IN. TOWN, large.4BR/2BA, 2
.cji garage, $1500 mo., 1st,.
last & security,
(561)882-4988
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: Commercial or
residential, in city, 2br/lba
plus extra lot. 804 SW 2nd
Ave. 863-467-5116
RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit Is OK.!
SCall Don (954)290-0861



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


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 Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectionlOO0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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4BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$21,000! 3/2 $19,0001 More
Homes Available now from
$10,000! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry Rm, tiled through-
out, Rent $1200/mo, w/1
year 100% Buy option
($14,400). Visit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood. cpbir-
die@adelphia.net
CLEWISTON, New home. By
Owner. 3/2, Garage, Big Lot.
$299,000. w/down payment.
(786)999-3457
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com


OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba Condo,
New wood patio fence. Alum.
roof. Carpet/tile throughout
$80,000. 863-697-2462
PALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832



OAK TREE PLACE, (3) 1/1 &
(1) 2/1 CBS Condos, good
leases, 35+k income, health
forces sale, Must Buy All!
$299,995. Financing Pos-
sible. (863)763-5373


FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100
Acres 30% to 50% below
market. Call (866)352-2249,
X. 1200.
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(866)554-3852 www.LAND-
AUCTION.com NRLL
East:AB2509, Bul-
ziuk:AU3448, John-
Mauk:AU3447.
NORTH FLA PROPERTIES 10
to 350 Acres starting at
$6200 per acre w/Owner fi-
nancing. (800)294-2313,
ext.1485 A Bar Sales Inc. 7
days 7a.m. 7p.m.
WATERFRONT Sick of the
city? Beautiful 2 1/2 Acres
on the crystal clear Santa Fe
River. 20 minutes to Gaines-
ville. $228,000
(352)275-4077.



AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exitmur-
phy.com.
ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL
'LAKES 30 AC Borders ADK
Lake- $169,900 10 AC- Tug
Hill Lake- $69,900 88 AC-
Wildlife Pond/ Trout Stream -
$159,900 25 AC- Lakefront
Central NY- $129,900 Com-
ing Soon- Largest Adiron-
dack River lots w/waterfalls.
Call Christmas & Associates
(800)229-7843 www.land-
andcamps.com.
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE Breathtaking 1.6+
acre parcel with spectacular
25 mile mountain views. 30
minutes to Asheville. Own-
er's lodge on river,
amenities. Other parcels
available. $189,900. Call
(866)432-7361.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
FREE Color Brochure & In-
formation MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTIES with Spectacular
views, Homes, Cabins,
Creeks, & Investment
acreage. CHEROKEE MOUN-
TAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE...
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868..
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NC
Mountain Property with
views and Log Homes within
minutes to Boone. Starting at
$59,900. Riverfront and trout
stream lots available.
www.cabincreekland.com or
(828)228-3398. By Owner.
BUY NOWI Coastal North
Carolina Land or Homes.
Low taxes & insurance. Call
Today! Coastal Carolina Life-
style Realty (800)682-9951
www.CoastalCarolinaLifes-
tyle.info
Coastal GA. 57.92 acres
$199,900! GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life. Only an hour from Jack-
sonville, FL! CALL NOW
(904)206-5114 x 1195.
COASTAL WATERFRONT!
2.25 ACRES $199,900.
Williamsburg, VA area. Beau-
tifully wooded, serene set-
ting, wide water views. Build
when ready. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call now
(800)732-6601, x1287.
GA/ FL Border Huge.Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
mons Island! Subdivision po-
tential! CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1178.
GA LAND BARGAINS! 20+ AC
Great price, location and fi-
nancing! www.gaforest.com.
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Owner financing, two acres
with spectacular view, paved
road, restricted, Bryson City.
$45,000, $9,000 down. Call
owner! (800)273-6213.
www.wildcatknob.com.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 mile's of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of
popular gated mountain


community with great view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call
now (866)789-8535..
North Carolina Lake Property
Sale April 28th Large
acreage, lake access, com-
munity pool, much more Call
for Details (866)930-5263.
Tennessee Lake Bargain 3 +
Acres- $19,900. FREE Boat
Slips! Save $5000 during
pre-construction sale! Enjoy
access to private, Jimmy
Houston endorsed bass lake.
Paved roads, utilities, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
1006.
UNBELIEVABLE LAND BAR-
GAIN. GA/FL border. 400 to
1000 acres. Just $2950/
acre. Call Mark
(904)335-0496.


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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
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www.SlantonMH.com


Timber Company LAND SALE
20 AC- $39,900 Subdivision
Potential! 1st Time Offered!
Big mtn acreage w/ spec-
tacular views. 1 mile to Nick-
laus designed golf course,
TN River & close to rec lake.
Creekfronts avail. Excellent
financing. Won't last, call
now (866,)852-2538, x
1070.


Mobile Homes



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. Inci city water.
561-346-4646
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031



NICE UPDATED 14x52, with 2
Florida rooms & carport, Riv-
er Bend Park, 55+, lake ac-
cess. Make Offer!
(863)763-5373
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., :
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba $750. mo &
2br, 2ba $700. mo.
Lake access, Quiet area,
1st, Last & Sec dep.
(561)743-4331

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 10:5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985
AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHION:
With weather cover, for fiber-
glass shell, brand new,
black. $30. 863-610-1120
ALUMINUM BOAT- 12, V Bot-
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
(540)247-7955
BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mtr., with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BASS TRACKER- '89, 35hp
Merce 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: lOft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
$150. 863-763-6216
KOBE- 19', 6 cyl. Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park,.
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 O/B Motor & 21 Ft.
galvanized trailer. $700 for all.
(863)675-8559
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
$150. 863-612-1044
SAIL BOAT: Sunfish, with trail-
er. $200.863-612-1044


CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001,36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
MUST SELL!


(863)467-2309 or email
fourbear@earthlink.net


DODGE MINI HOME-'77, 21',
F.t-buJil 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


ALL AMERICAN SPORTS 5TH
WHEEL TOY HAULER '02-
38', fully loaded, $26,000
(412)55 8-3663 or
(863)453-4022
FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertain-
ment center. $11,000 or
best offer. Call
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.


POLARIS JET SKI, '03, 3 seat-
er, 0l0hp, 31 hrs., $5,000.
(863)467-2037



STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110(270)210-9385


EXHAUST SYSTEM, for Harley
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
(863)467-9511



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
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.
(540)247-7955



ATV, MX 260cc, adult, elec.
start, rarely used, less than 1
yr. old, $2400.
(863)763-0878
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat. $2500.(863)447-0337
YERF DOG GO KART- '04,
Model. Like nev condition.
Seldom used. Quick Sale
$575. (863)467-2982


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.
SCAMP 16' CAMPER/TRLR-
$2500 firm (315)528-5771'
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 Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500! Police Impoundsl Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.
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
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
$2500.(863)634-1232
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
86d. $1500. or-best offer.

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


I hnern rn-nger, iManager www.glluerL-gyunualmUuiI I
863763-6434 l
315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401


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



FORD BRONCO 11- '89 4x4,
2.9, V-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16
& 35x12.50R15 needs work
$1000. Neg. 863-634-3878


GOLF CART, Battery operated.
$700 (270)210-9385


CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930
ENGINE, AUTO TRANS &
TRANSFER CASE, fits Ford
Explorer, 4.01, 4x4, runs
good, $550. (863)763-0547
FORD F150 1988, 4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs. Good for parts.
$800. (863)634-5421
HOOD: Fits 80's- 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
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
PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts' separate.
(561)261-0930
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevro-
let. $30.863-763-5762
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
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,
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelin.
$100.850-758-7103


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
DODGE DAKOTA, '92, 4X4,
New radiator, 4 new Dunlop
tires. Good 5.2 V8. $500. or
best offer. (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
or best offer. Must sell, kid
going to college. Call Rhonda.
(239)986-3417 ve msg.
DODGE TRUCK- '86, Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings
(863)675-4098
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
Power Windows, Power
Steering. $5,000.
(863)612-0647/302-1126
FORD F250 FX4 PKG- '05,
Black, Pwr stroke diesel. 4 dr,
4x4, Leather, 45K mi. Tow
pkg. $32,000. (863)983-7213
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as Is.
(863)675-3313
LOAD HANDLER DUMPER:
For small pickup, never
used. $50. 863-675-3032
NISSAN '86: Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098
TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like
new. Asking $350.
(863)228-1130


CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
4x4, runs good. $2000 or
best offer. 863-763-0605
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '98,


Ltd Ed, 5.9L, serviced regu-
larly, loaded, comfyl $7000.
86 -983-6298 after 6:00 pm


UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, 5x8, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
STORAGE TRAILER, 2 axles,
lights on inside & out,
21 'lx5'9"w, $550.
(863)675-8760
TOW DOLLY- Like new condi-
tion. good tires, lights &
straps. Asking $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704



DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,
rear storage racks, $1990
(863)673-0782
GMC VAN- '89, Full size, Runs
good. $900. or best offer
(863)261-5659


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-57
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VINCENT LaMARIANA,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIN-
CENT LaMARIANA, deceased, whose
date of death was February 5, 2007,
and whose Social Security Number is
122-24-5835, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Divisalon, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal *
Representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are setforth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands

..u [ . ,jr. ir r .'., i iTji rl

THiililEM. TH

All other creditors of the decedent andR
perasso having claims or demands

DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
EE NiT i 1TE OF D, .EAHI'm

against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication ofi this
notice is: March 28,2007.
Vincent LaMardana, Jr.
Personal Repmentatve
221822nd Lane
Palm Beach Gaens, FL 33418
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863)763-3825
tom W. Coney, III
Flodrida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
199972 ON 03/28; 4/4/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE NINE-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CA-283
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JOEL GUTIERREZ, at al.,
Defendants)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 22, 2007, and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-283, of the Cirult Court
of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit In
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flda -
wierein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, TRUSTEE is Plaintiff and
JOEL GUTIERREZ, metal are Defen-
dante, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Courthouse, in
OKEECHOBEE, OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, 11:00 AM o'clock on the 23rd
day of APRIL, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth I said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 10. OF R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT NO.
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 31 AND 32, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; sk/a 1758 NE 50TH
COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendeans, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
DATED this 22nd day of MARCH, 2007
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of said Court
As Deputy Clerk
200421 ON 3/28/07 & 4/4/07


P bi aot i i


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Ave-
nue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of con-
sideration at this meeting are:
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-005-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Steve Dobbs, on behalf of property owner InSite Development Group.
The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Mult-
Family (MF) for vacant property located between Northwest 5th and 7th Avenues
and Northwest 11th an 13th Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21
and 22, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 11.29 acress. This
succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed for an area designated Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. The proposed use is to construct a muati-family devel-
opment.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Applicahon No. 07-006-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of property owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLC. The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF)
to Commercial (C) for property located at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is ap-
proximately 0.64 acress. The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence for
a medical office.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
i 1j I .. ,1 .'i,,,,i;,, -.',i .11", ,,,ii I ,, 1'',1i '. -: The application is being
lubTmiir d b) Ciadi,'ii' r. M iu rii ul, bi anii u] i i v.'', Jesus Silvas The appli-
cation Is to change the Future Land Use from Singe Family (SF) to Commercal (C)
for property located at 1001 Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 7 and
8 of Block 8, South Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 0325 acress.
The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence for a professional business
office.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-004-R. The eti-
tion is being submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings LLC. The petition is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single
amily-One (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for property located at
608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal descripton: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 0.64 acres. This peton is associat-
ed with Comprehensive Plan Smal Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Applica-
tion 07-006-SSA.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a car wash
within a Heavy Commercial CHV) Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-283(2f) sub-
miffed by property owners Ivan and Zoraida Lujan. The subject property is Iocaed
at 906 South Parrott Avenue. Legal description: Lots 3 through 5of Block 6, South
Okeechobee Subdivision. Petition No. 07-093-SE.
*Conalider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the.deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Eceptons or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make recommenda-
tions to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole pur-
pose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Amedricans with Oisabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (1TY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
202730 ON 4/4,13/07
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