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Vol. 98 No. 95 Thursday,AprilL7007BOX 31007
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City keeps code process


Inside

NES students
are hard at work
Mrs. Van Deman's class has
been studying rocks, minerals,
and fossils. We have learned
there are three types of rocks.
We're sharing the rocks we got
at the Crystal Mine and trying to
identify them. Our favorite fossil
is a piece of a dinosaur bone!
Page3
Stafford and Cottone
win teen tourney
James Stafford brought 15.9
lbs. of fish to the scale to win
the junior (11-14) division of
the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
bass tournament Saturday
afternoon at Okee-Tantie. He
also had a 7.9 lb. fish in his bag
that clinched the big fish award
in the division.
Page5

Briefs

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

Drought Index
Current: 679
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide

Lake levels


10.34 feet


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

Index


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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV ............... 11
Weather ........... .2
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Council
chose to revisit the decisive
option of changing the code
enforcement process from a
board to a magistrate system at
their meeting on Tuesday, April 3.
The Council suggested that
the City Code Enforcement Board
meet with the Code Enforcement
Officers Fred Sterling and Fire
Chief Herb Smith to discuss con-


cerns and ideas on how to make
the current process better.
Two members of the Code
Board were present and gave the
Council their thoughts on the
proposed change.
Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board
vice-chair, gave the board two
questions that he had asked him-
self in his deliberations over the
possibility or need for a change.
"Is the current method or sys-
tem broke? Are the citizens satis-
fied with the job we are doing?"


he offered.
Mr. Gamiotea went on to say
that he had spoke with Chief
Smith and who expressed his
frustrations with the current sys-
tem. These issues weren't
known, said Mr. Gamiotea.
He went on to say that he does
not "like to see things taken away
from public control."
"It is personal for me to take
away control from the citizens.
We sit as representatives of the
City Council, and you represent


IRCC: expanding its horizons


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Dr. Edwin Massey, president of Indian River Community College, presented the plans
for the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex to the Okeechobee City Council
on Tuesday, April 3.

IRCC to build training complex


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
While Indian River Commu-
nity. College (IRCC) will be
breaking ground on the Dixon
Hendry Campus' new building
in Okeechobee on May 17, the
main campus in Fort Pierce is
also making way for the Trea-
sure Coast Public Safety Train-
ing Complex.
Dr. Edwin Massey, IRCC
president, presented a slide
show and video to the Okee-
.chobee City Council on Tues-
day, April 3, in order to obtain
support from the municipality.
The requested contribution
from the City of Okeechobee is
for $27,262.81. The funds can
be committed in segments over
two to three years in order to fit
into the municipality's budget.
The total cost for the com-
plex is $38.4 million. State
funds of,$24.4 million, private
funds of $5 million and college
funds of $1 million, which total
$30.4 million, have been


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IRCC's President Dr. Edwin Massey presented plans for
the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex to the
Okeechobee City Council at their Tuesday, April 3 meet-
ing. This is one of the many buildings that will house train-
ing facilities for first responders including firemen and all
levels of law enforcement.


received.
An additional state request
of $3 million is in the process of
being approved. That leaves $5
million needed to complete the
complex.
Through the State pf Florida


Facilities Enhancement Chal-
lenge grant program the dona-
tions from the municipalities
from the 19th District, which
will benefit from the complex's
See IRCC -Page 2


the citizens," he told Council
members.
Code board member Frank
Irby said he was OK with the
change due to the quickness that
would be acquired through the
magistrate system.
"Our goal as a board is to
encourage people to clean up
their property, not to collect
money," said Mr. Irby. "Increas-
ing those hours (of the code
enforcement officer) is the first
good step that allowed the city to


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The overnight pumping of
water from six fire hydrants by
the Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty (OUA) was done in prepara-
tion for water sampling by the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP).
According to John Hayford,
OUA executive director, each
hydrant pumped approximate-
ly 15,000 gallons throughout
Tuesday night. With six
hydrants running that means
the total amount of water
pumped out was 90,000 gal-
lons.
Mr. Hayford said despite the
area being under water restric-
tions due to the drought, OUA


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
issued a warning to local busi-
nesses about entering into an
advertising contract with a
Texas-based company known
at Universal Adcom.
In the past, the OCSO had
entered into an agreement with
the Arlington, Texas, company
,whereby the company could
use the OCSO logo or name on
magnets and local businesses


go knock on doors to make citi-
zens aware of violations."
This allowed code enforce-
ment officers to be more proac-
tive instead of waiting for com-
plaints to come in and then
investigate those complaints.
According to City Administra-
tor Brian Whitehall, "... 90 per-
cent of code violations are cor-
rected by a verbal contact or a
courtesy letter."
See Code Page 2


had no choice but to open the
hydrants per DEP requirement.
He went on to say' OUA also
had a consumptive use permit
issued from the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD).
A consumptive use permit
allows a utility to draw from
surface or ground water.
"This is not something we
want to do on a normal basis
because it costs us money, but
we have requirements we have
to meet," explained Mr. Hay-
ford.
He added that the water
quality sampling is done four
times a year.
See Water Page 2


could then pay to have their
name put on these magnets. In
return, the sheriff's office
would distribute the magnets.
The magnets are similar to
those often used about the
home.
The sheriff's office opened
an investigation into the prac-
tices of Universal Adcom after
receiving a complaint from a
local business owner. It should
also be noted that the investiga-
tion has yet to find sufficient
See Warning Page 2


PUD mandates returns to Council


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Due to the previous action
by the City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals, City Planner Bill
Brisson presented changes to
the planned unit development
(PUD) regulations in a work-
shop with the Planning Board
and the City Council.
The city planner was direct-
ed by the Planning Board on
March 15, to modify the pro-
posed PUD regulations in con-
sideration of the comments
from the meeting from the
board and the public. He was
also directed to develop graph-
ics that would illustrate the
effects of the proposed PUD
regulations.
Mr. Brisson presented the
changes to the Council at their
meeting Tuesday, April 3.
The PUD regulations are
being revised due to the anti-
quated cede cuicnti.ly in


place. The City Council placed
a moratorium on any planned
unit developments until the
regulations are updated.
City Planner Jim LaRue has
stated previously that he did
not believe the city's current
PUD regulations adequately
safeguard the city's interest to
promote improved develop-
ment patterns.
Mr. Brisson first outlined the
purpose for a PUD as "primari-
ly to allow flexibility in the
development of a parcel."
"By flexibility I do not mean
it allows one to necessarily
increase the number of
dwelling units on a site," he
said. "It allows one to, and is
intended to, take in considera-
tion the topography or geo-
graphic characteristics of the
site which cannot be best
developed under the existing
strict, formal regulations."
The intent, according to Mr.
brisson, of a PUD is to allow


one to develop in a more
appropriate design and to
encourage creativity in design
to do something different than
what is otherwise allowed
under the current regulations.
Usually a certain portion of
a site, such as a wetland, can-
not be developed and a PUD
allows for the developer to
cluster what density would
have been allowed on that
land on other lands within the
site.
"It is not normally the intent
for the PUD to be entirely sin-
gle family or entirely multi-
family, it is generally done as a
mixed development plan," he
said. "It is not normally a pri-
mary objective for a PUD to be
devoted to more moderate
cost housing or lower cost
housing."
Changes made by Mr. Bris-
soii were:
See PUD Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
City Planner Bill Brisson addressed the Okeechobee City
Council and the City Planning Board/Board of Adjus..ieats
and Appeals during a workshop concerning the revision of the
planned unit development regulations that are being revised to
properly safeguard the city's interests to promote improved
development patterns.


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Code

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There have been recent meet-
ings where all the violations on
the agenda have been cleared
and the property has come into
compliance prior to the meeting.
"I hate to see us taking a big
city approach when we are trying
to still stay the Okeechobee town
that we have always been," said
Councilman Lowry Markham. "It
is a hard choice, and being from a
small town I would kind of want
to go before my neighbors to get it
all worked out."
Councilman Dowling Watford
said he likes the code board
because he likes the idea of other


Water

Continued From Page 1
While most of this water was
pumped onto the ground, Mr.
Hayford said it would eventually
work its way back into the lake.
"Most of the water comes from
the lake," he said. "We treat it and
clean it up and, in these instances,
it is dumped onto the ground and
waters people's yards, ponds and
such and then will make its way
back to the lake."
This is better than spraying it
through an irrigation system
where a portion of the water is
lost in the air, he continued.
"I would hope the majority of
this water makes it back into the
surface water system," said Mr.
Hayford of allowing the water to


Warning

Continued From Page 1
proof to file criminal charges.
The probe began when the
local business owner was con-
tacted by Universal Adcom about
renewing their subscription for
magnet ads. The owner explained
to the company representative
that they had renewed their con-
tract a month or two prior, and
was under the impression the
pact was good for one year.
The business owner then
declined to renew the contract
and contacted the sheriff's office.
About two months later, sever-
al other local businesses contact-


IRCC

Continued From Page 1
creation, will be matched dollar
for dollar.
Using a formula based on the
total number of law enforcement
officers, IRCC has determined a
per municipality amount that
would assist in building the entire
complex.
The complex will train first
responders such as firemen and
law enforcement officers of all


citizens judging.
"I agree that the magistrate for-
mat would probably be more effi-
cient, but I like going before
peers," he added.
Mayor Kirk said although he
favors the magistrate system, he
would not vote in favor of the
change.
"In my mind, there is no doubt
that a magistrate would probably
be quicker as far as bringing an
offender forward," he said. "I
favor going to the magistrate, but
if it was a 2-2 vote I would not vote
to change. I think it would need a
more majority vote to change.
"What I would recommend is for
the code officers to talk with the
Code Board about the issues and
come back in six months to evalu-


run onto the ground.
He also said that some of the
hydrants around Okeechobee are
set on timers whereby water is
pumped out which then helps to
keep the chlorine residual up in
the system.
In another case Tuesday, a
hydrant was opened and the
water was allowed to run onto
the ground in River Run due to a
break in a water line. The hydrant
was opened to relieve the pres-
sure on the water line so that
repairs could be completed.
The Okeechobee area is cur-
rently under Phase II water use
restrictions. Under these restric-
tions agriculture users must cut
their use of surface water by 30
percent. Residential users are
required to limit outdoor irriga-
tion to two days per week. This


ed the OCSO with the same com-
plaint.
According to the OCSO, Uni-
versal Adcom offers an advertis-
ing contract to a local business.
This pact states that there will be
two printings of the magnets per
year. If the business enters into
the contract then their logo will
appear on the border of the mag-
net, along with a message that the
magnets and emergency num-
bers on the magnets were pre-
sented by the OCSO and the listed
sponsor.
The contract also states that
the business will receive 200 com-
plimentary magnets to distribute
in their business, and 2,000 will
be distributed by the OCSO. Per
the contract, the OCSO should


levels from local, to state and fed-
eral officials.
The complex will include
many buildings to facilitate train-
ing. There will be a six-story
smoke house, a railroad track
with cars for mock disasters, a
mock plane crash in a lake that is
made for deep diving rescue and
an indoor firing range. .
The complex will also house
the 19th Judicial Circuit Crime
Lab which will be of use to all
agencies. The lab has been locat-
ed in an IRCC building for 35
years with the facility, mainte-


ate it. Then see if there is some
way to make the process quicker.
The whole thing comes back to
the speed of it," he said.
While Councilman Clayton
Williams made a motion to
switch to the magistrate system,
the motion died for a lack of a sec-
ond.
The Code Board will be sched-
uling a time or workshop with city
code enforcement officers to dis-
cuss issues, and come up with
ideas to correct them and make
the system more efficient.
In other business the council:
approved the final reading of
an ordinance to correct a scriven-
er's error in the legal land descrip-
tion of the alleyways on a previ-
ous ordinance that was passed


restriction applies to users who
get their water from utilities,
canals, ponds and lakes. Well
users are not currently under
restrictions, but are urged to con-
serve water.
However, the current restric-
tions may be made more strin-
gent next week when the SFWMD
governing board meets. Although
SFWMD staff is suggesting the
Okeechobee area stay at Phase II
restrictions, the governing board
may elect to put the area under
Phase III restrictions when they
meet Thursday, April 12.
Among other things, Tuesday's
pumping was primarily for the
purpose of testing for Tri-
halomethane (TTHM).
Some studies have linked
TTHM to an increased risk of can-
cer. Because of this, the total


then receive a total of 12,000 mag-
nets per year to distribute. How-
ever, according to the sheriff's
office the most they have ever
received was 2,000 once per year.
The OCSO on Nov. 2, 2006,
sent a letter to Universal Adcom
telling them that the sheriff's
office would no longer distribute
the magnets, and that the OCSO
name and/or logo should not
appear on any of their advertising
materials.
But on Monday, April 2, a local
business owner contacted the
OCSO and told them that Univer-
sal Adcom had just contacted
them about advertising on the
magnets.
The sheriff's office also stated
that Universal Adcom also owns a


nance, custodial and Internet
services being provided by IRCC.
The new building will expand
the lab into a new 12,500-square-
foot facility that will house all the
forensic resources needed to
accommodate the district.
The 19th Judicial Circuit Med-
ical Examiner's office will be
expanded to 9,600 square feet
and will also house classes and a
pathology lab that will be a part
of the medical school that will be
coming to IRCC.
This complex will also be
training private citizens as first


Sexual Predator Notification PUD


Stevan Suarez
1013 S.W. Park St.
Hispanic male, DOB Oct. 16,
1967
Height: 5'5"; 135 lbs.
Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's office is disclosing this
information to the public in
order to enhance public safety,


awareness, and protection. This
information is not intended to
increase fear: rather it is this
agency's belief that an informed
public is a safer public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten, intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated,
in any manner.
The individual who appears,
in the bulletin has served the
sentence imposed on him by the
courts. He is not wanted by the
police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is now
better informed.
Suarez was convicted four
counts-Sexual Battery on Child-
Familial or Custodial on Jan. 14,
2000, in Okeechobee County,
Florida. Victims were minors.
If you have any questions
regarding this bulletin, contact
Michele or Connie, Okeechobee
County Sheriff's office at (863)
763-3117.


Continued From Page 1
The maximum allowable
building dimension has been
increased from 150 feet to 160
feet for any one building face,
which is in recognition of a fairly
standard townhouse module
being 20-feet in width.
The minimum perimeter
setback has been changed from
20 feet to one-half of the height
of the structure or 20 feet,
whichever is greater.
The minimum separation
between buildings has been
changed from one-half of the
average height of the structures
to one-half of the height of the
taller structure or 15 feet,
whichever is greater.
The minimum open space
requirement has been increased
from 35 to 40 percent. However,


pertaining to a partial alley closing
from Brad Goodbread on behalf
of property owner George Good-
bread, GAGBEE, Inc, and G-4
Land N Cattle Company. The alley
is located in lots four and 10of
block 46, which is located on the
south side of Southwest 21st
Street.
discussed Main Street's
acquisition of the CSX railroad
building and directed Mr. White-
hall to find answers to all the
issues involved from CSX.
approved the sale of 25,000
cubic yards of excavated material
from the wetlands in the City of
Okeechobee Commerce Center.
Postyouropinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


TTHMs in public water supplies
are limited to 0.1 parts per million
(ppm).
According to a study by John
Capece, Ph.D., TTHM is a byprod-
uct of chlorinating water that con-
tains natural organic. He went
on to say that the water of south-
west Florida has always had these
organic, which are derived from
decaying plant materials. He said
there probably has always been
TTHM in chlorinated water.
While TTHMs do not pose a
high health risk compared to
waterborne diseases, they are
among the most important water
quality issues to be addressed in
the U.S. water supply, he said.
Postyouropinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
ReporterEric Kopp may be reached at
okeditor@okeechobee.com


mapping company, and could be
using the same tactics and prac-
tices.
The OCSO asks that if any busi-
ness in Okeechobee is contacted
by this company to record the
date and time of the conversation
and promptly report this to the
OCSO Crime Prevention Unit at
(863) 763-6064.
According to its web site, Uni-
versal Adcom has offices in
Arlington, Texas; Fort Worth,
Texas; Moline, Ill.; Peoria, Ill.; and,
St. Louis, Ill.
The company's web site goes
on to say it has been in business
since 1974 and is a telemarketing,
graphics and production corpora-
tion with over 350 employees.


responders to allow them to be.
able to respond in emergencies
such as hurricanes when trained
professionals are not able to
reach them due to debris or other
issues.
Other buildings will house tac-
tical training, fire science and
technology, public safety educa-
tion, high liability training and
many other classrooms.
There will also be an outdoor
tactical training village that will
be used to set up mock events to
better train professionals.


the requirement for usable open
space has been removed.
The requirement for
improved recreation/play areas
has been expanded to include
single-family/zero lot line and
duplex developments that are
built on lots smaller than 6,250
square feet or at a density
greater than seven units per
acre.
These changes are still in a
proposed state since there are
many details that need to be
dealt with by the Planning Board
and then the City Council.
The Council chose to send
this issue back to the Planning
Board for them to iron out some
of the issues before it returned to
the Council for approval. City
planners will next meet on
Thursday, April 19.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be in
the mid 80s. The wind will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph. The
chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The low
will be in the upper 50s. The wind will be from the north at 5 to 10
mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will be
from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with the high in the upper 70s.
Saturday night Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 40s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 20.percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. The low will
be in the lower 50s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The low
will be in the mid 50s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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News Briefs

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

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
7p.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
memberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout April with
classes every Friday in April at 6:30 p.m.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

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NES announce third quarter awards


Second grade awards
Reading Awards
Cecilia Ceja; Taylor Amadon;
Jennifer Chavez;
Case Mewbourn;
Haley Barber;
Dakota
Thompson;
and, Timothy
Nettles.
MathAwards
Treyvin Moutschka; Kylee Field;
Alarra Boswell; Gabrielle Willbarg-
er; Bret Corrales; and, Cody Tarvin.
Third grade awards
Honor Roll 4.0
Ashley Juback; Reece Lamb;
and, Billy Bob Wehde.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9
Marissa Fennell; Krystle Harris;
Jacie Harvey; Julissa Pelayo; Jenna
Thomas; and, Cameron Whitlock.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Gino Abbatecola; Tamea Allen;
Evan Blanken Baker; Ana Bucio;
Jackie Calzada; Peyton Campbell;
Enrique Catalan; Jacob Emmick;
Elijah Finney; Jhovani Hernandez;
Devin Hillard; Rashianna
Humphries; Logan Laskey; Tangie
McGowen; Cameron Morris; Justin
Murphy;, Whitney Najera; Vincen-


zo Pasquarella; Josey Pearce; Kirk
Rayman; Mindy Ruiz; J.T. Vande-
man; and Andrew Wine.
Special Recognition
Parker Alford; Kyla Andrews;
Edgar Ayala; Denise Calzada; Pedro
Chavez; Cameron Griesemer; Faith
Sheets; Luis Valles; Chelsea Walker;
and,
Wade Watkins.
Fourth grade awards
Honor4.0
Asma Ali; Hunter Boshell; Kelsi
Chartier; Savannah Frady; Hailey
Greeson; Angelena Jernigan;
Sarah Hurst; Otto Ramirez; Han-
nah Raulerson; Saul Rios; Katie
Waldron; Lexi Ward; Macy Watt;
and, Cameron White.
Merit 3.5-3.9 Isabella Alonso;
Shania Bays; Adrian Fisher; Leah
Furse; Ali Jaquith; Sandra
Luviano; Samantha Plummer;
Travis Register; Audra Torres; Jor-
dan Wilkerson; and, Samantha
Wine.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Jessica Burkhalter; Joseph
Cabrera; Brandon Carter; Chad
Clance; Kory Comtois; Allaina
Corrales; Albion Crowell; Patrick
Dewey; Fabiola Guzman; Alexis


Hair; Lance Hamblen; Meredith
Hilliard; Braydon Kassella; Court-
ney Kesner; Cali Kirksey; Austin
McGlamory; Kristal Redmon;
Sarah Rogers; Mikel Sadler; Shane
Stamper; Josie Stratton; Jessica
Tapia; Jessica Turgeon; and,
Kristal Vega.
Special Recognition
R.J. Herndon; Jackie Raya;
Savannah Palmerian; Matthew
Starr; Carlos Ortiz; Victoria Mills;
Julia Calzada; Colton Lamb; Jay
Plummer; and, Leticia Soriano-
Rios.
Terrific Kids
Robert Alejandro; Hunter
Boshell; Juan Bucio; Flor Maria
Delacruz; Leah Furse; Sarah
Hurst; Nicole Kelly; Katherine
Laguna; Maria Mercado; Saman-
tha Plummer; Hannah Raulerson;
Sual Rios; and, Lexi Ward.
Fifth grade awards
Honor 4.0
Randi Campbell; Irfan Charud-
hary; Jefferson Davis; James Mar-
cum; Brandon McKee; Rhiannon
Robshaw; Rachel Roehm; and,
Cody Walker.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9
Tekelsha Andrews; Selena


Bowman; Makayla Davis; Marcus
Garcia; Khrysta Herndon; Carissa
Licata; Lorraine Lutjen; Tristan
Mavroides; Jaisalyn Santiago;
Justin Thorpe; Karyna Viillalpan-
do; and, Destine Villarreal.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Fredi Albarran; Brent Baugh-
man; Maggie Buccino; Alec
Deese; Tristan Dubois; Kaylen Ful-
ford; Oscar Gallegos; Adilene Her-
nandez; Frank Huff; Caitlin Knight;
Clayton Norsworthy; Christian
O'Connor; Monica Reyes; Raela
Ridley; Arielle Routledge; Hannah
Sadler; Stephanie Sellers; John
Shelton; and, Jessica Wisener.
Special Recognition,
Alma Armenta; Briana Cross;
Kyla Conrad; Adam Davis; Lea
Hunter; Prissy McDonald; Zachary
McCorkle; Maria Elena Ramirez;
Dallas San-Miguel; Julian Silvas;
Tyler Smith; and, Justin Travieso.
Terrific Kids
Sulema Chavez; Kyla Conrad;
Makayla Davis; Marshall Fralix;
Amber Freeman; Lorriane Lutjen;
Brandon McKee; Channa Potter;
Lane Register; Cynthia Rodriguez;
Liz Romero; Frank Viera; and,
Karyna Villalpando.


Submitted photo
Mystery luncheon held
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee's C.S.I. class attended a Mystery Luncheon at Oakview Baptist Church. The
class was asked to discover who stole the cookies from the cupboard. It was determined by Miss Marple and Sherlock
Holmes that the cookies were stolen by Goldielocks and Peter Pan. Students (in the front row, in no particular order) are:
Nathan Smiley, David Womble, Christina Smiley, Stephen Perera, Arianna Cortez, Stacy Perera, Tyler Addington, Rachel
Bryan, Kaylee Whidden, Sarah Hall, Nathaniel Beam, Gabriel Hall, Anna Hall, and Justin Smiley. In the (back row, in no
particular order)are: Daniel Womble; Cathy Womble; Kaitlyn Lawrence; Rebekah Bryan; Wesley Beam; Kim Womble;
Hannah Cutler; Karen Cortez; Brittney Cutler; Stephanie Perera; Bryce Whidden; William Smiley; Andrew Smiley; Son-
nora Glaubius; Rebekah Hall; Elyse Maddeo; and, Zach Lawrence.



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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Oscar Leal, 27, S.W. Third
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 30 by the OCPD on a felony
charge of driving while license
suspended with knowledge, and
misdemeanor charges of driving
under the influence and leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage. His bond was
set at $3,000.
Consuella Valencia Johnson,
18, Wylene Street, Jacksonville,
was arrested March 30 by Deputy
Timothy A. Higgins on a charge of
battery on a detainee. Her bond
was set at $5,000.
George Jenkins, 35, N.E.
11th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed March 30 by Deputy Augustin
Saucedo on a felony charge of
possession of a short-barrel shot-
gun and a misdemeanor charge
of discharging a firearm in public.
He was released on his own


recognizance.
Micah Ellis Risser, 38, N.W.
256th Street, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 1 by FWC Officer
Todd Nichols on a charge of oper-
ating a vessel under the influence.
His bond was set at $500.
Simon Zolon Rivera, 28,r U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 2 by Deputy Justin Akins
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation manufacture or
cultivation of marijuana. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Robert Hysell, 42, S.E. 36th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 2 by DOC's Alfreda L. McFar-
lane on a charge of violation of
probation felony battery (prior
conviction). He is being held
without bond.
James Pope, 32, N.E. 13th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 3 by DOC's Alfreda L. McFar-
lane on charges of violation of
probation aggravated assault on
a law enforcement officer/fire-
fighter/emergency medical staff,
violation of probation fleeing
and eluding a law enforcement
officer with a boat and violation of
probation aggravated battery
with intended harm. He is being
held without bond.
Syrus Maurice Lamar Wil-


son, 32, Colombia St., Orlando,
was arrested April 3 by OCPD Offi-
cer Charles Green on a charge of
grand theft. His bond was set at
$25,000.
Marlene Lisa Henry, 37, N.W
12th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 3 by OCPD Officer
Charles Green on a charge of
grand theft. Her bond was set at
$25,000.
Darrell Nettles, 37, N.W. 30th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 3 by Deputy Augustin Sauce-
do on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
resisting an officer with violence
(two counts) and violation of pro-
bation battery on a law enforce-
ment officer. He is being held
without bond.
John Howard Cowles, 26,
S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 3 by Deputy G. Popovich
on a warrant charging him with
grand theft and uttering a forged
instrument (six counts). His bond
was set at $17,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


Isabel Weisser
Isabel "Liz" (Rosenzweig)
Weisser, died April 2, 2007.
Beloved moth-
er of Bruce
Morris, Laurie
Caracciolo,
S Debbie and
Marc Weisser.
Dear grand-
mother of
Nicholas and
Erin Weisser,
Isabel 'Liz' Brandon and
Weisser Samantha
Hawley, Zoe
and Samantha Caracciolo.
Visitation hours at I.J. Morris
Funeral Directors, 4714 Okee-
chobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
on Friday, April 6, 2007 from 2
until 5 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy in
her memory may be donated to
the charity of your choice.

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Third grade news:
Mrs. Van Deman's class
has been studying rocks, min-
erals, and fossils. We have
learned there are three types
of rocks. We're sharing the
rocks we got at the Crystal
Mine and trying to identify
them. Our favorite fossil is a
piece of a dinosaur bone!
Mrs. Whitlock's class is
working hard to earn A.R.
points for the last nine weeks.
Almost everyone got to go on
the last A.R. trip to the Crystal
Mine. We had a great time
searching for treasures. We
are hoping everyone is our
class will get to go on the next
trip.
Mrs. Suarez's class is work-
ing on an expository writing
about what life would be like
without telephones. We are
also studying the history of
Persia, Greece, and the
Romans in Social Studies.
Special Area News:
In Music class at NES, we
are earning Recorder Belts.
Most third, fourth, & fifth
graders have earned white
belts and are working toward
yellow belts. A student earns a
belt by playing a designated
song and mastering the skills
present in that song. They can
make up to five mistakes and
earn their belt. About one half
of the students have already
earned their yellow belts and
about 25 students have
already mastered the song to
earn their orange belt and are
now working on their green
belt. Each song is more diffi-
cult to master than the previ-
ous song and requires extra
home practice. Mrs. Walker
congratulates all the students
for practicing and learning
their musical skills to earn
their belts! We are 'Achieving
Excellence' in Music!
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Department is starting to prepare
and practice for the upcoming
Hershey's Track Meet. Students
in grades 3-5 will learn each
event and have a chance to sign
up for their favorites in the
school track meet on April 19-20.
All first and second place finish-
ers will compete against other
qualifiers in the county at the
Hershey's Track & Field event at
OHS on May 11. This week we
are working on the 4 X 100 relay,
high jump, and the distance
runs.
Art News For the month of
April we are learning about Vin-
cent Van Gogh. This week we are
drawing our very own self por-
traits, which Van Gogh was
know for.


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How important is today?
Someone has wisely said: "It is
our most valuable possession."
And we all agree, after a few
moments of thought, that this
is absolutely
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Did you
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be seventy-
five years
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Buxton days? Just
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It is not really important that
we count our days as it is how we
make our days count. Our rich-
es are compiled on a day-to-day
basis. The great challenges of
tomorrow will come tomorrow -
and the accomplishments of today
can only be made today.
We don't mean that a person
should live in disregard for tomor-
row that would be foolish! But if
you miss the fullness of today, you
will never recover it.
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a man thinks so, so shall he be."


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CONSERVE WATER: As evidenced by the photo in the Okeechobee
News on Saturday, the drought is here and it is serious. You can walk
nearly all the way to the end of the pier at Lock 7 walk under the pier
that is on dry land. Canals are dry. Boats that were left tied to docks are
sitting on dry ground because the water is gone. Every day the lake
goes down a little due to evaporation. There is no rain predicted for
another month so it is only going to get worse. Everyone needs to con-
serve water now. Even if you are not in a zone that is on mandatory
water restrictions, everyone in the community has a moral responsibil-
ity to conserve water. Watering grass in the middle of the day is waste-
ful. Half the water evaporates because the ground is hot by then and so
is the air. We don't have water to throw away like that. If you have a
well, that does not mean you have unlimited water to use as you wish.
What will you do if the well runs dry, or if so much water is lost that
your well has saltwater intrusion? All of the water in this area comes
from rainfall. The water in the wells comes from rainfall that goes
through the ground to the aquifers. If you use up more water than is
going in, you will wind up in trouble.

DEVELOPMENT: The homeowners association in Blue Heron is.
against the rezoning from single family to multi-family. When Blue
Heron homeowners bought homes they were in a single family devel-
opment. It's a nice area. Now some developer comes along and wants
to put multi-family housing there. We understand that the people in
Blue Heron and Okeechobee Estates have banded together on this
issue. Okeechobee Estates does'not need more traffic, trucks and
school buses on our residential roads.

WATERING THE LAWN: Here we are in a terrible drought and my
neighbors are watering the lawn, with sprinklers, at 5 p.m. Because we
are not on OUA water system, they won't be fined. But I think it is a
shame that people won't voluntarily conserve water. Watering the
lawn with a sprinkler in the heat of the day means about half of the
water is lost to evaporation. They are just wasting that water, and just
because they have a well they should not be using water like that. The
well water comes from the aquifer and other people draw water from
that same place. The water does not belong to just one well owner.
Everyone should pitch in and do all they can to conserve water. The
best time to water is very early in the morning when the ground has
cooled off. Set the sprinklers on a timer to go off at 4 a.m. It's better for
the grass and for the environment.

WATER USE: We really need to watch our water use now. There
are no signs of any large amounts of rain in our forecast and the
drought is getting worst. My sprinkler system pulls from my waterway
behind my house, but the water level is so low that my intake line is
above the water line now. So I have done a little hand watering early in
the morning before work. I too have seen many people watering in the
peak heat of the day and this is only going to add to the water issues.

CANALS: This is a wake up call for all canal lot owners. Now is the
time to clean up the canals behind your homes. Would you leave that
mess if it was in your front yard? If you aren't able to do the job, I'm
sure you have young people in your neighborhood who would like to
earn a few dollars.


Community Events

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

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

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

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




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863)
763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
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
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
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.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
AA 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 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 DAR. 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.


Community Events

Basinger church hosting revival
The Basinger Church of God will present the Pooler Family Min-
istries in revival April 5-6. Services start at 7:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1503.
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 Satur-
day 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 Okeechobee, 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 trainer
Skip Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will
take place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W. Fourth Street and
S.W. Fifth Ave., across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC.
Mr. Calder will be presenting horse training techniques along with
sharing how living for God has many things in common with horse
training. The event is open to the public.
Church selling peanut butter eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy is taking orders for their annual
Easter peanut butter egg sale. Orders will be taken until Friday,
April 6. To place orders, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 634-4361.
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 reflecting
each day in Holy Week brought to life with music and narration.
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 Extravaganza
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 Igle-
sia 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 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be
Ron Andrini, acting director and president of the board of directors,
and Cindy Greenwell, program director of 20/200 Fellowship, Inc.
The topic of the show will be advancing the independence of per-
sons who are blind or visually impaired through resources and
education. For information, contact 20/200 Fellowship, Inc. at
(772) 220-0095 or www.20-200fellowship.org.
Church hosting special Easter events
An Easter egg hunt will be one highlight of a full Easter schedule
at the First United Methodist Church at 200 N.W. Second St. On Sat-
urday, April 7, at 10 a.m. parents are urged to bring the kids for an
egg hunt and hot dog lunch. Please bring a basket to collect the
eggs. Other Easter services include: a Good Friday service on Fri-
day, April 6, at 7 p.m.; an Easter Sunday contemporary worship
service at 9:30 a.m.; and, two traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m.
on Easter Sunday Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. at
Lock Seven. You are asked to bring a chair. For information, call
(863) 467 2557.
Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W Fifth
Ave., will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday,
April 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a
suggested donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A tradition-
al barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Vera-
no at (863) 634-2071.
Kiwanis host Easter morning breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will host their 36th annual
pancake breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 8. Breakfast will be pan-
cakes, homemade sausage and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Breakfast will be served from 7 until 10:30 a.m. at the Freshman
Campus Cafeteria, 610 S.W Second Ave. Donation is $5. Tickets
may be purchased now and are available at Syble's Flowers, 119 S.
Parrott Ave. Tickets may be purchased Easter morning at the Cam-
pus. Takeout is also available. For information, call Maureen at
(863) 763-2225.
Church offers special Easter service
Larry Ford, a Grammy award winning tenor, will be ministering
at Abundant Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., on East-
er Sunday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at
(863) 763-3736.
Easter Sunrise Service planned
A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday,
April 8, at Lock 7 beginning at 6:30 a.m. Each person is asked to
bring their own chair and assemble near the pier.
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.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 5, 2007


.--. W. Webb and Linn take BFL tourney


Third place
Mike Cornell finished in third place in Saturday after-
noon's monthly Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tourna-
ment. Cornell brought 5.7 Ibs. to the scale. The tourney
was held at Okee-Tantie Marina.


Third place honors
April Floyd took third place honors in the junior (11-14)
division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass
tournament held last Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
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Even with less than ideal lake
conditions, Chuck Webb of Sara-
sota managed to bring 23.9 lbs. of
bass to the weigh-in scale to cap-
ture first place in the boater divi-
sion in last Saturday's Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ever-
glades Division bass tournament
at Scott Driver Park. He collected
$2,946, plus a $519 Ranger bonus
for his efforts.
Eighty-seven boaters, along
with 87 co-anglers took off from
Scott Driver at safe light to com-
pete for money and points
toward qualifying for the Lake
Seminole Regional Champi-.
onship in Bainbridge, Ga., on
Oct. 25-27, where the top prize is
a new Ranger 519VX boat and a
Chevrolet truck.
Chris Weber of Ft. Myers fin-
ished in second place with 19.15
lbs., earning him $1,733.
Third place went to Chris
Ranew of Naples with 18.03 lbs.
He took home a check for $1,155.


Local angler Justin Schwier
tied for fourth place with Jim Fin-
ley of Coconut Creek. They both
brought 18.02 lbs. to the scale.
They each collected $751.
The remaining anglers who
finished in the money were (6)
John Tavano of Coral Springs-
18.01 lbs.-$635; (7) Casey Gonza-
lez of Tampa-17.02 lbs.-$578; (8)
Byron Childers of Coconut Creek-
16.11 lbs.-$491; (8) Don DeMott
of Boca Raton-16.11 lbs.-$491;
(10) Gary Paul of Cape Coral-
16.05 lbs.-$404; (11) Rick Sasina
of Port St. Lucie-16.01 lbs.-$364;
(12) Kenneth Hall of Ft. Pierce-
15.01 lbs.-$335; (13) Barry Mac-
chione of Winter Haven-14.14
lbs.-$314; (13) Doug Vest of
Okeechobee-14.14 lbs.-$314;
(15) Dave Turner of Jupiter-14.13
lbs.-$289; (16) Ken Fitton of Lox-
ahatchee-14.06 lbs.-$289; and
(17) Brian Prowant of Moore
Haven-14.03 lbs.-$277.
The big fish winner in the


angler division was Patrick Lay-
hew with an 8.13 lb. lunker. It
earned him $435.
In the co-angler division, Mark
Linn of Sarasota took first place
with 17.08 lbs, earning himself
$1,733.
Mike Zetts of Myakka City fin-
ished in second place with 16.12
lbs. He collected $866.
Tim Simko of Port St. Lucie fin-
ished in third with 15.03 lbs. He
took home $577.
Jackie Barber of Cocoa came
in fourth with 14.14 lbs., earning
him $404.
Fifth place went to Todd
Schlueter of Englewood for his
13.13 lb. catch. He collected
$347.
The remaining, co-anglers
who finished in the money were
(6) Derek Savage of Port St. Lucie-
13.12 lbs.-$318; (7) Jeremy
Prouty of Vero Beach-13.03 lbs.-
$289; (8) Jake Davis of Pahokee-
13.02 lbs.-$260; (9) Chuck Hyer


of Clermont-12.05 lbs.-$231; (10)
Anthony Reboudo of Clearwater-
11.08 lbs.-$202; (11) Antonio
Dominguez of Miami-11.05 lbs.-
$182; (13) Mike O'Connor of
Royal Palm Beach-10.11 lbs.-
$168; (13) Mike Young of Clewis-
ton-9.14 lbs.-$162; (14) Randy
Wilson of Bradenton-9.10 lbs.-
$153; (15) Clyde Arnold of
Coconut Creek-9.07 lbs.-$141;
(15) Norman Pellegrini of Win-
dermere-9.07 lbs.-$141; and, (17)
Brock Stanaland of Jupiter-9.06
lbs.-$133.
The big fish award in the co-
angler division went to Jeremy
Prouty for his 8.09 lb. catch. He
collected a $217 check for the big
fish.
All Everglades Division tourna-
ments are held on Lake Okee-
chobee. The division's next event
will be held on April 28 at Okee-
Tantie, followed by the 2-day
super tournament held on Sept.
29 and 30.


Stafford and Cottone win Big "0" teen tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
James Stafford brought 15.9 lbs.
of fish to the scale to win the junior
(11-14) division of the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tournament Sat-
urday afternoon at Okee-Tantie. He
also had a 7.9 lb. fish in his bag that
clinched the big fish award in the
division.
In the senior division (15-18)
Danny Cottone hooked 9.9 lbs. of
bass to put him in first place. He,
too, captured the big fish award in
,his division with a 5.35 lb. bucket
mouth.
Thirteen boats left Okee-Tantie
Marina early Saturday morning to
compete in the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tourna-
ment. When they returned, only six
boats had any fish in their wells.


In the junior division, Robert
Stafford took second place honors
with 5.5 lbs. of bass, followed by
April Floyd in third place with 4.55
lbs.
Garrett Farmer finished in sec-
ond place in the senior division
with 8.25 lbs.
Third place in the senior divi-
sion went to Mike Cornell with 5.7
lbs.
Even with low water condi-
tions, the young anglers brought a
total of 47 fish to the scale weighing
81.3 lbs. All fish were returned alive
to the lake.
The club is scheduled to hold
their next tournament on April 28
at the Okee-Tantie Marina.
For information on their tourna-
ments or about their club, contact
Charlie Hays at (863) 763-2332.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
James Stafford took first place with 15.9 lbs. in the (11-14)
division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tour-
nament held last Saturday at the Okee-Tantie Marina. James
also had the big fish of his junior division. It weighed in at 7.9
Ibs.


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Service Club Briefs


American
Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
763-2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular.menu. The hours
of operation are: Monday, and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 8
p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 3
until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. draft beer
$1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinnerwill be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, cof-
fee and tea. There will be enter-
tainment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Veteran's Memorial Park
Committee is taking applications
for names to be engraved into the
Wall of Honor until April 15. The
per-name cost is $60. Call the post
at (863) 763-2950 for information.
Am-Its #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863)634-9563.,
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Postat 467-2882 for information.
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9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
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Jonathan Gibbs, an Okeechobee High School and Indian
River Community College graduate, completed Coast
Guard basic training at Cape May, N.J., on Feb. 2. Mid-
shipman Gibbs is now stationed in Seattle, Wash. aboard
the Polar Sea. The Polar Sea sails from the Arctic to the
Antarctic. Gibbs has already been to Australia and Hawaii.


Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday, April 7, Children's
Easter party. Call Aeries at (863)
763-2552 to sign up children
before March 31. Party from noon


until 2 p.m. Food and drinks for
children.
Saturday, April 14, District 7
picnic, food, music, fun and
games.
Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, (note date change),
April 7: annual hog (domestic
pork) roast from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-
in or take-out will be available for a
suggested donation of $6 for adults


and $3 for children. A traditional
barbecue menu will be served and
the dinner is open to the public.
For information, call Jim Green at
(863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at
(863) 634-2071.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday bingo at noon.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 5 until ?. Call for the
menu.
Sunday karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 Karaoke at 7
p.m.
Saturday, April 14 Karaoke at
8p.m.
Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
Membership meeting. Come see
what is planned for the Lodge.
Saturday, April 21 Karaoke at
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
enrollment meeting. Prospective
members should attend.'
Saturday, April 28 Karaoke at
8p.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge
opens weekdays at 10 a.m. and
Sunday at 11 a.m. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall and
kitchen are nearly completed. The
next step will be to install the
kitchen equipment.


Breakfast first Sunday of
every month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are
the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Horseshoes Thursday and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free pool games, Sunday at 2
p.m.
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for $3
donation.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Dinners each Saturday at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation, with music
to dance by at 7 p.m.
Moose Races Saturday at 2
p.m.
April 7: Children's Easter-
party from 2 until 4 p.m.
April 11: Election of officers
for the coming year from 1:30 until
6:45 p.m. with general meeting to
follow.
April 14: Open enrollment at
1 p.m.; Charles and Nancy Lowe
party from 3 until 7 p.m. with beef
roast and barbecue ribs for a dona-
tion of $7.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until p.m.
*Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 4 until 6 p.m. ,
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke from 6
until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
Open house in conjunction
with a Karaoke contest: prelimi-


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Finals are on April 21. Entry fee is
$10.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFWPost #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and;third Thursday of
.each month at 8 p.m. The club is
also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
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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: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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FAMILY PLOTS(8) 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
OUTBOARD MOTOR COVER-
(863)467-9288
PERSCRIPTION GLASSES:
Found under bridge at Buck-
head Ridge Locks. Call to ID.
(863)467-8160
ROTTWEILER: Vicinity of 98 &
27, female, wearing collar.
Call 8-6-634-5417 to identi-
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BOXER PUPPY: Male, 10
weeks old. Vic of Labelle, FL.
Reward!l! 239-297-0517
JACK RUSSELL- Female, 3
years old. Last seen in Bass-
wood. (863)824-0776
Reward!
PONTOON CUSHION- lost be-
tween Cantanie & Hwy 441
South. Reward offered
(270)860-8898
TOY POODLE: Chocolate, neu-
tered, no tags, answers to
Gator. Vic Town & Country
MHPR 863-634-3690.
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri col-
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CHIHUHUA / MINI DOBERMAN
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KITTENS, 2 males, 3 females,
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North



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


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. DFWP,
Benefits, 401K, Pd
Hol. &Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
HR/PAYROLL MANAGER
HR/Payroll Manager-
Manufacturing/Construction.
150+ Employees. Main
office in Okeechobee with
some travel to WPB Office.
Supervisory and extensive
computer exp. a must.
Degree or certification a plus.
Email resume to
HRinfoWPB bellsouth.net.


Gilbert
lSnapper
& 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
Plumbers & Helpers Needed
with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay& benefits. Call
M-F 863-763-6461. DFWP
PRODUCTION/ASSEMBLER
Electronics & telephone
equipment, lifting req'd.
Ceeco 863-357-0798
M-F 8am-5pm
WELDER
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call
(863)763-6376
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but will train.
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Book Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/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
Toy1 & Games 730
VRs 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



SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation qfStom-
Shutters & Seamlss
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
(863)357-6315


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


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



COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
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
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


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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
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
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 go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
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.,
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
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
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.
863-634-4798



EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness
Flyer.Ve. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328



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


WHEELCHAIR: Metics, Elec-
tric w/ rechargeable battery.
Like new! Pd. $5,000. Ask-
ing $1000 (863)357-5988


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



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


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EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683


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, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump, $300. 863-801-3344.
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. Incl., ready now, $1,000.
863-447-3357
Lady Gouldlan Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
(863)673-2314



DOUBLE CARTRIDGE FILTER-
For under kitchen sink. Ask-
ing $30. (863)357-6315



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
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829



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


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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7'15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8. Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,/Plants.
Flowers 865


FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280


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


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Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861



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


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OKEECHOBEE- New house In
town, 3br, 2ba, inclds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep. (863)447-3287


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
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Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancasterl (631 634-2044


DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
TOYOTA HERITAGE. '80,
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K odg.
mi. $3900.352-572-3700
TRAVEL TRAILER, '01 Travel
Lite, By R-Vision. 1 slide out.
3. LEwat cond. $38500 or
f,flfftr l863it 3.0894

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Trn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


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- 141/2" 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 hts.
$2500. 863-214-8052
SCREENHOUSE, 1Ox1O, good
c unoridi,:,, $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, dlsbud-
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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelids.

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
I 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: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
until. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEECHOBEE, Villa For Rent.
2br, 2ba. $1200. mo., 1st &
Sec. Call for info.
863-634-3414


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-F9a-3p. (863)467-1717
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. Immed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541
RENTTO OWNI!


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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
0th Dr. Basswood, cpblr-
dle@adelphla.net
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

MobileHomes I



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, Sin-
gle, Ig. backyard. $800/mo.
& utilities. 1st, last & sec.
(863)634-1783



PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.

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
Merc. Stick steering. New 24
volt trolling motor. New floor-
ing. $1800. (863)467-8580
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
CAMOFLAUGE BOAT: 10ft, w/
trolling motor and seats.
$150. 863-763-6216
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/ trr, '03 50hp Yamaha,
tilt/trim, bimini top & more.
$2500 firm. 863-763-0452


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
ourbear@earthlink.net


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ALL AMERICAN SPORTS 5TH
WHEEL TOY HAULER '02-
38', fully loaded, $26,000
(412)558-3663 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, 100hp, 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 new condition.
Seldom used. Quick Sale
$575. (863)467-2982


AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714
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 -1005
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 40.45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
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. l00K mi. $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. : 1 0i: 4i',. 1
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer,
(863)763-8482
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
561-248-9800
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
air ride, all orig, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
Stood 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
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
(863)357-0697


PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-54011


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



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


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


CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto forparts. 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, 4x4, 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
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
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
863-467-8856


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 DAKOTA '95- 150K,
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
automatic, good condition,
asking $400 (863)673-5883
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
2oin 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
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, comfy! $7000.
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
die/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
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, 5x8, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754


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



LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON APRIL 20, 2007 AT 9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
2004 Pontlac Sunfire
VIN#1G2JB12FB47322746
1993Toyola Camry
VIN#4T1SK12EXPU312357
1983 Ford Bronco
VIN#1FMEU15F80DLA135673
1990 Ford F250 Truck
VIN#1 FTHX25MXLKB13470
1993 Mercury Sable
VIN#1 MELM50U5PG601969
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
201893 ON 4/5/07


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Pbic Notice


C(omcast.

Comcast announces the following channel lineup change effective May 5, 2007 for
customers In the communities of Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston, and Okeecho-
bee, and each of its surrounding areas:
Channel 23, currently the Community Channel, will be moved from the Broadcast
Basic tier tothe Expanded Basictier.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
After a notice of a re-tieing of a video service or a rate increase, you may change
your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effec-
tive date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your re-
quest may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate
card. Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user
fees and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrange-
ments, some product, pricing and other information may not apply. Upon proper
notice, all pricing, programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to
change.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 1-800 -COMCAST.
202243 ON/CGS/CB 4/5/07



FLOODPLAINS AND WETLANDS EARLY PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners intends to conduct a
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project which will Include construc-
tion of stormwater drainage facilities In the Country Hills Estates area or SW Okee-
chobee area, acquisition of previously flooded single family residences and
permanent relocation of the owners, demolition and reconstruction of residential
structures in various locations, Some of the construction will be undertaken In a
100 year floodplain and/or wetland. The County will consider alternatives to this
project, and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from
the project as well as potential mitigation measures,
Additional Information regarding the project may be reviewed at the County's CDBG
Administrators office located at 322 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or telephone 850-893-0694 to speak with
Deborah Belcher. Written comments will be received until April 20, 2007. Please
send written comments to Deborah Belcher, 5378 Carisbrooke Lane, Tallahassee,
FL 32309.
George Long,
County Administrator, Environmental Certifying Official.
202534 ON 4/5/07



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Community Events


Chamber plans membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, April 11, at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., starting at noon. The guest speaker
will be Pam Crowley, director of the Treasure Coast division of the
March of Dimes. For information, contact the Chamber at (863) 763-
6464.

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

Church of God hosting youth revival-
The Okeechobee-Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., and Cross
Fire Youth Ministry will host a youth revival on Friday, April 13, and Sat-
urday, April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and services will start at 6
p.m. Some of those scheduled to perform include: Julian Drive; Ignite
(Okeechobee Church of God youth band); Fire Within (Okeechobee
Church of God youth drama team); and, Divine Purpose (Okeechobee
Church of God college drama team). Keith Barron will be delivering a
special word. Those who need a ride to the revival can call: Brother
Dryden at (863) 697-1790; or, Mrs. Donna at (863) 697-1789. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4127.

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

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

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

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

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-fil-
ing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last
year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID, Social
Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the
return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly coffee klatch on Thursday, April 19, at 8 a.m. This month's
gathering will be hosted by Buxton's Funeral Home and Crematory. For
information, call (863) 763-1994.

AC S hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament will be
held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the Okee-Tantie


Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W. The entry fee is $130 per two-person team,
plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or $135 at the ramp. Prizes
will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Registration forms can be
obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W 16th Ave.;
Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy at (863)
634-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

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

Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board of directors
Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of: president,
vice president, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promotions chair, eco-
nomic restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and volunteer chair.
Nomination forms are available at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Sec-
ond St. For information, call Karen Hanawalt, program manager, at
(863) 357-6246; or Paul Mitchell, election chair, at (863) 763-2111.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday, April 27,
from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus auditorium, and is open to middle through high school-
aged students. Students must present their student ID in order to attend.
There will be three bands performing The Eighth Hour Romance,
Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks and giveaways.

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

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until
9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests,
vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are
free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full week-
end pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support
Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
andsecurity personnel are currently being sought. For information call
(863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008
Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the
featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and
entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three
photos. For information, call (2-"3) 462-5260.


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

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

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in n6w forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

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

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second lim-
ited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the
Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A
limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who pur-
chased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament num-
ber(s) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carl-
ton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple
at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763-8865.

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

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

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

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

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


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Barlow, Florida
March 20,2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
ion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Flodrida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, April 19, 2007 and will be opened and
publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room. Bids received
after the deadline will be returned unopened to the bidding firm. Bidders may obtain
preliminary bid results at hltp://www.dot.state.l.us/cc-admir. Click on "Letting Re-
sults" and D1.
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ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS.MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FILLING OUT A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE, DOWNLOADED AT
WDOT.TATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
BID SUBMITTAL: Submittal of these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Staton 1-18, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box
1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made
payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be
made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. Plan
holders listwill notbe issued after5:00 pmon Friday, April 13,2007.
CONTRACT NO. E1F95) COUNTY; Desoto (TRIP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
420986-1-52-01 The improvements under this contract consist of median modifica-
lions and signing & pavement markings In State Road 70 at 14th Avenue eastern
0.015 miles to east of 15th Avenue in Arcadia. (Approx 30 Calendar Days) NOT
PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry. BUDGET AMOUNT $101,307.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
** (CONTRACT NO. E1G02) COUNTY: Okeechobee (TRIP FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 420984-1-52-01 The Improvements under this contract consist of
milling, resurfacing, widening, guardrail construction, drainage Improvements, and
signing & pavement markings on State Road 70. (Aprox 80 Calendar Days)(Spe-
clal Start Time: Juay 29, 2007). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry BUDGET
AMOUNT $814,192.00. NOTE: BIDDERS MUST BE PREQUALIFIED IN ODER FOR
BID AMOUNT TO EXCEED $250,000 ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, MUST BE
PREQUALIFIED IN ASPHALT. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS $5.00.
** (CONTRACT NO. E1G03) COUNTY: Okeechobee (TRIP/DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 420985-1-52-01 The Improvements under this contract consist of
milling, resurfacing, guardrail construction, drainage improvements and signing&
pavement markings on State Road 70. (Approx 80 Calendar Days) (Special Star
Oate: July 29, 2007) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Astry. BUDGET AMOUNT
$825,023.00. NOTE: BIDDERS MUST BE PREQUALIFIED IN ORDER FOR BID
AMOUNT TO EXCEED $250,000 ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. MUST BE PRE-
QUALIFIED IN ASPHALT. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS $5.00.
CONTRACT NO. E1G04-RO) COUNTY: Highlands (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO: 414016-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of roadway
mowing and litter removal (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MAN-
AGER: Gary Burnett, BUDGET AMOUNT $280,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS. FUNDS ARE CONTINGENT UPON LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G11-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
14892-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consist of roadside mowing
and litter removal. (Approx 365 Calendar DFays) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Mike
Yencso. BUDGETAMOUNT $8000.00. CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
PREQUALIFICATION: ** NOTE: A contractor desiring to bid for the performance
of any construction contract in excess of $250,000 must be certified by the Depart-
ment as qualified in accordance with Section 337.14(1), Florida Statutes and Rule
14-22, Florida Administrative Code. Any bid for the performance of any construc-
i,:,, ,.:,r,, r,,, .. .. ",, , ,,L,,',,nL.-, r,, contractor not certified by the
,j, ilT y,,in . ,, ,il, i1, r,, ,1 , I.,, ,. I i :n,Il and will be REJECTED.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
ton. No refunds will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
CherylL Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
199745 ON/CGS 3/29;4/5/07


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