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Vol. 98 No. 100


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


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504 Plus tax


At a Glance


Tuesday's meetings
Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty, 8:30 a.m., 100 S.W Fifth Ave.
Okeechobee County
School Board, 6 p.m., 700
S.W. Second Ave.

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 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to
a fine.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both,
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Gas pricing
group to.form
DOHA, Qatar (AP) The
world's largest natural gas
exporting countries plan to
establish a high-level group on
gas pricing, the Russian energy
minister said Monday, though
his Iranian and Qatari counter-
parts denied the producers aim
to establish a cartel.
Page?

Drought Index
Current: 685
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBumBan: Countywide

Lake levels

10.09 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . .11-13
Comics .......... .10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword.........11
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ........... .5
TV .............. 12
Weather . . . . . .2

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ATVs blamed for grass fires


By Katrina Elsken
INI Florida
As the South Florida drought
continues, Division of Forestry
(DOF) officials are busy fighting
fires and warning the public.
Current conditions -- dry
grass, high winds, low humidity -
- increase the danger of wildfires.
All it takes is one spark for
thousands of acres to go up in
flames.
"The biggest problem in
Okeechobee is with the four-
wheelers," said Forest Ranger
John Phillips. "They either take
the spark arrestor out to get a lit-


tle more horsepower, or they
don't take care of them and the
spark arrestor doesn't work."
The ranger explained that the
spark arrestor is a screen that
keeps hot pieces of carbon from
coming out the back of the ATV.
Without the spark arrestor, large
particles of carbon at tempera-
tures of 2,000 degrees or higher
can come out the exhaust. These
sparks are large enough and hot
enough to start a brushfire.
. Since Jan. 1, ATVs have
caused fires that burned a total of
781 acres in Okeechobee County,
according to DOF records.
Most of the ATV fires are in the


area known as "The Prairie" or
Viking Properties.
Ranger Phillips said other off-
road vehicles, such as four-wheel
drive trucks can also cause brush
fires.
"Even gas-powered cars can
start a fire. If the catalytic convert-
er is in bad shape, it can throw
out sparks," he said.
Another problem with ATVs is
that drivers sometimes drive in
the fire areas while the firefight-
ers are trying to control the fires,
he said. When the DOF equip-
ment plows a fire line in an
attempt to control a brush fire,
ATV riders will use the plow line


Wooden Jungle: Children enjoy the playground


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Sisters Audrey Raulerson, 7, (left) and Autumn Raulerson, 5, (right) pass the time away
by playing at the wooden jungle.


Cousins Ruben Bustos, 7, (top-left), Ana Bustos, 6, (bottom-left) and Antonio Bustos, 5,
(bottom-right) were enjoying their day off school for Good Friday at the wooden jungle
with their cousin Rafael Bustos, 9, (top-right) pushing them on the tire swing.


No signal leads to a. drug arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The alleged failure to use turn
signals led to a traffic stop that
resulted in two men being
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on felony charges,
which include possession of con-
trolled substance charges against
one of the men.
Arrested Friday, April 6, was
Justin K. Thomas, 28, Old Lake-
port Road, Moore Haven, and
Michael B. Harvey, 23, N.W. Ted
Beck Road, Lakeport.
Thomas was charged with the
felony of driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge habitu-
al offender, and the misdemeanor
of possession of drug parapher-
nalia His bond was set at $6,000.
Harve, \%as charged.-Avith
possession ol a controlled sub-
stance (LSD) and possession of a
controlled substance (Xanax).
His bond was set at $15,000.


Justin Michael
Thomas Harvey
According to an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
report, a white Toyota driven by
Thomas was stopped on U.S.
441 N. after he failed to use his
turn signals. Detectives from the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force responded to the scene. '
As detectives spoke with
Thomas, they learned that his dri-
ver's license had been suspended
and he was classified as a habitu-
al offender. The report goes on to
state that two packs of rolling


papers were found on Thomas.
While Harvey, a passenger in
the front seat of the car, was
being checked for a weapon
'detectives reportedly found a
small bottle in his right front
pocket. In the bottle were tablets
that were identified as generic
form of Xanax. Harvey told the
detectives he had a prescription
for the pain killer but, according
to the arrest report, could not
produce the script.
The report goes on to say a
small cylindrical object was also
found on Harvey. Inside the
object were three small paper
squares. When the squares were
field tested they indicated a posi-
tive result for the presence of
LSD, stated the report.
A knife was also found on
Harvey during a search of his per-
son, added the report.
A third passenger in the car
was not charged.


as a road.
They often ride the ATVs
across the plow line and then
back into the brush. This can
drag hot embers back across the
fire line and start another brush
fire, the ranger explained.
"The people on ATVs need to
stay way, from the fires," Ranger
Phillips said. "When we're in
there, let us put it out. Stay away
until it's done smoking."
He said it can take two days or
longer for a brush fire to stop
smoking. As long as it is smoking,
there is still a danger the fire can
reignite, or that embers carried
from the smoking area to an area


of dry brush can start another
fire.
He 'added that ATV riders
should stay away from brush
fires for their own safety. When
DOF officers are fighting a fire,
visibility is often very limited. A
tractor driver might not be able to
see past a tall stand of palmettos
he is plowing through to make a
fire break. If someone on an ATV
is on the other side of the brush,
the tractor could hit the ATV, he
explained.
The DOF is conducting a Fire
Weather Education Campaign
See Fires-Page 2


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OUA agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Discussion about financing
the Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity's (OUA) wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion will be a
highlight of Tuesday's board
meeting.
Financial advisor Jeff Larson
.and rate consultant Henry
Thomas will be on hand to
answer questions.
The board's objective is to
finance a 2-million-gallon-a-
day plant expansion without
increasing rates for existing
customers. One of the topics of
discussion will be utilizing pro-


If you go
What: Okeechobee Utility Authority
Board of Directors meeting
When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10
Where: The OUA building, 100
S.W. Fifth Ave.

ejected developer assessment
payments from executed
developer agreements to offset
loan payments.
The advisors will also be
updating the board on the
need for a line of credit to assist
with any loan closing costs, the
See OUA-Page 2


School board


looks to stop


acts of bullying


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In an effort to provide a safe
learning environment for all
students, the Okeechobee
County School Board is consid-
ering adoption of a policy that
would not tolerate bullying,
threats or intimidation by any
students. ..
Students who violate this
policy could face disciplinary
action.
At their meeting Tuesday,
April 10, the school board will


If you go
Who: Okeechotee County School
Board
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Where: 700 S.W. Second Ave.

consider advertising this policy
for adoption.
The board will also recog-
nize student and staff achieve-
ments, as well as hearing a
presentation on The Grove
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a. Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee
Christian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through
12th grade.,
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.

Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested 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, gen-
eral 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 Coun-
ty of Okeechobee.


&"."- Club sponsoring dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
From 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Sebring Lions Club on
-. Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27.
Steve and Billy 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 through April with classes
every Friday at 6:30 p.m.


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De% elopment and a midyear year
review of their group health insur-
ance program.
In addition, the board is sched-
uled to act on six recommenda-
tions for expulsion. A seventh
grader, a 10th grader, an eighth
grader and a ninth grader at New
Endeavor .High School have all
been recommended for expul-
sion because of defiance of
authority. An 11th grader at Okee-
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enth grader at New Endeavor
High School has been recom-
mended for expulsion for defi-
ance of authority and alcohol and
drugs.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
approve a bid for re-roofing
North Elementary School;
approve a bid for re-roofingg
the agriculture welding shop at
Okeechobee High School;
approve a Hazard Mitigation
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this week in order to, educate peo-
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and informational brochures that
can help families understand how
changes in Florida weather can
increase wildfire danger.


approve a summer school
schedule;
approve school improve-
ment plans for Department of,
Juvenile Justice facilities;
approve payment of mem-
bership dues for the Florida
School Board Association and the
National School Board Associa-
tion;
advertise proposed board
. policies on automatic external
defibrillators, physical education,
psychotropic medication and
hospitality funds;
advertise to amend board
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granting permission for students
to leave the school campus and
transporting students in private
vehicles;
advertise new job descrip-
tions for ESE intervention special-
ist and transition counselor;
proclaim the week of May7-
11 to be Child Nutrition Employee
Week for the Okeechobee County
School District; and,
approve staffing allocations
for the 2007-08 school year.


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eastside force ain project's ini-
tial needs and ongoing OUA
working capital requirements.
In a related matter, the board
will hold a public hearing dealing
with a resolution approving appli-
cation for the state Revolving
Fund Loan Program.
The board will also conduct
the first of two public hearings on
revising OUA's operating policies
and procedures.
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for the period ending March 31:
designate an OUA represen-
tative.to attend a national level
awards ceremony on May 8 in
Washington, D.C.;
discuss water/wastewater
master plan engineering propos.
als;
approve expenditure for a
Rim Canal emergency raw water
station;
approve a bid for electrical
work in connection with moving
a backwash pump;'
approve a pay request from
Murton Roofing; and,
approve cleaning and video-
taping of up to 8,000 linear feet of
gravity sewer pipe.


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 14. Warm up and practice begins at 6
p.m. Weekly winners will go to the finals on April 21 at 7 p.m.
There is a $10 entry fee and all the fees go to the winners.
For information about the contest and membership call David at
(863) 697-9002, or Bill at theVFW at (863) 763,081.8..

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted byApril 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must' be submitted
separately on an application, which can be picked up-at American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.


Today's Weather.


Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. The high will be in the
lower 80s. The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, increas-
ing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. The
low will be in the mid 60s. The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to
10 mph, shifting to the southwest after midnight. The chance of rain is
40 percent.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thtfh-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from Ihe
southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming west at 10 to 15 mph in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


Lotteries:


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Seminole Elementary to host Family Fun Night


Upcoming events
We have some exciting events
'coming up at Seminole Elemen-
tary School in the near future: We
will be having a Seminole Book
Fair the week of April 16 beginning
at 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, students will have
the opportunity to browse through
our book fair and purchase high
interest, educational reading mate-
rial. Mrs. Wolfe, our media special-
ist is hosting this book fair. She is
asking for all interested volunteers
to please call Tracy Downing at
(863)462-5116 to make arrange-
ments.
On April 13, we will be hosting a
Family Fun Night. Parents and stu-
dents are invited to come to Semi-
nole from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
to enjoy food, carnival- booth
games, and family fun. Please
come and support our fund raising
effort by stopping by and partici-


pating in the exciting evening.
On April 18th, we will be having
a Kindergarten
Roundup. This
roundup will
enable us to do
preliminary
enrollment on
our incoming
kindergarten pop-
ulation. We invite all
parents of incoming kindergarten
students to call the front office and
schedule an appointment. Please
call (863)462-5116 now for more
details.
Kindergarten
The students in Mrs. Peterson's
room are making vests and volca-
noes to review the letter Vv. They
also will made jelly sandwiches for
the letter Jj. They are working hard
on the reading skills. Most of the
students can read the decodable
books. Keep practicing at home. In


math 'they are working on meas-
urement. They have measured
things with yarn, cubes and paper
clips. They are working on socials
studies this week. They are talking
about rights, responsibilities and
the Golden Rule.
Mrs. Jordan's students are dis-
cussing various careers. The stu-
dents have been reading stories
and writing about special careers.
They enjoyed acting out some of
their favorite careers at the Chil-
dren's Museum. On Thursday stu-
dents wore a costume depicting
their favorite career.
The kindergarten students
enjoyed a wonderful trip to the
Children's Museum in Highland's
County. They enjoyed pretending
to be firemen, postal workers, gro-
cery store cashiers and shoppers,
and doctors. They students dressed
up and put on plays and puppet
shows. They especially enjoyed the
new attraction-The World Caf&-"


where they made and served sushi,
taco, spaghetti, etc. to their cafe
guest. What fun! Thank you to the
parent volunteers who helped with
this trip.
Second grade
Congratulations to Ashlyn Grif-
fith for being the Student of the
Week in Mrs. McClanahan's class.
Ashlyn loves reading, art, and talk-
ing with her friends at recess. Hay-
ley Swafford and Dania Castellanos
deserve a pat on the back for
reaching the monthly Book-It goal
for all six months of the program!
Yea! Our class is busy studying mat-
ter and measuring with the metric
system. This week the students
wrote a personal narrative story,
bringing pictures from home. They
shared them with the class. It was
interesting to learn about their hob-
bies and their families. Parents,
please continue to encourage read-.
ing 100 Book Challenge at home


every night and check for home-
work written in the agendas.
Mrs. Perviss' class has taken the
time out during spring break to
relax and have returned refreshed
and ready to go. We are continuing
to learn about measurement and
are learning how to use the Metric
System to measure things in the
world around us. We should still be
practicing our math facts at home
to improve on our response time.
By now, we should have all of our
math facts memorized for 0 _-10 in
addition and subtraction. Parents,
please help us reach this goal by
calling out addition and subtrac-
tion problems to us. In reading, we
are learning many strategies that
good readers use, such as: framing
a word we do not know and look-
ing for parts we do know, or
rereading the sentence to look for
clues that might help us decode the
unknown word. We are also con-
tinuing to work on our reading flu-


ency so we may become speed
readers. Parents, ask us to read our
story to you out loud and listen to
how fast we can read! Congratula-
tions to our Students of the Week,
Verenice Cardoso and Peyton
Bowers. You both deserve "A Job
Well Done!"
Congratulations goes to Riley
Criag for being students of the
week in Mrs. Perry's class. I am
proud of her hard work in all things
she does. Way to go Riley! We are
enjoying measuring in math. What
fun it has been seeing how long,
how heavy, and how much things
can hold. Also we loved our story
this week 'Anthony Reynoso" and
making petroglyphs like Anthony
found. Parents please encourage
your child to read for 100 Book
Challenge every night and to com-
plete their homework and turn it
in.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Target golfing
Mrs. Brewer's fifth grade class played target golf for points in their competition at South
Elementary School's field day.


Seminole Elementary announces nine-week awards


Seminole Citizenship
Awards '
First Grade'
Kayla Boully, Karla Chavez,
Berenice Elias-Garcia, Saul Estrada,
Carlos, Garcia, Mitchell Gaucin,
Isidro Gomez,
Visente Gonza-
lez, Amy Hold-
en, Jalynn
Jones, Leon
'Jones, II, Chas-
.sidy Martinez,
Danielle Martinez,
Mackenzie Miers,
Guadalupe Mojica, Anayeli Mon-
toya, Brook O'Hagan, Maria Pinon,
Eduardo Plascencia, Rosa Ponce,
Dakota Powers, Johnny Rodriguez,
Cynthia Rubio, Ulices Sanchez,
.Doraluz Santibanez, Alize Speed,
Camryn Thomas, Victoria Vaughn.
Second Grade
Jose Aguirre, Marcelo Baltazar,
Logan Basford, Jermaine Bennett,
Bethany Billie, .Morgan Bolan,
Brandon Brown, Cody Cannon,
'James Currimmings, Jesse Entwistle,
Erik Garcia, Josianne Griffin,
Nicholas Hawthrone, Brenda Hen-
_drix, Jesus Jimenez, Joshua Madri-
gal, Gerardo Mojica, Harry O'Ha-
Pai,.Ricky Perez, Julande Petion,
-Jahnise Pizarro, Lizeth Reyes, Juli
Richbourg, Jasmine Romero, Erik
Santibanez, Ezequiel Serrano, Dia-
mond Shore, Jessica Smith, Trevor
Thomas, James Thomas, Jeremiah
\.ughnr, Thomas Vick, Taeyahnis
Washington, Mark Youmans, Far-
rah Young.
Third Grade
Manuel Acevedo, Christopher
Bryant, Jeremy Butzin, West Can-
non, Mich,-il Cheney, Ashton
Clark, Emily Crews, Angelica Eriza-
Medrano, Crystal Estrada-Hernan-
dez, Edwin Garcia, Michael Garcia,


Omar Gazga, Ashlee Gopher,
Leonardo Hernandez, Daniel Hol-
land, Elizabeth Johns, Tairra John-
son, Brydgett Koontz, Deianira
LaRue, Carolanne Lundy, Jacen
Meives, Anjel Miller, Lynn Nealis,
Israel Olvera, Donovan Osceola,
Francisco Pinon, Jose Ramirez,
Patricia Ruiz, Oreste Salazar, Karina
Salcedo, Aquanette Scott, Kelton
Smedley, Amber Town, Justin
Wohlschlegel, Arthur Woodruff.
Fourth Grade
Devin Adams-Robak, Justice
Baker, Abraham Baltazar, Aticus
Bohannon, Colton Brown, Ailyn
Garcia, Concepcion Gomez, Laura
Mataushek, Fermin Olvera, Britney
Padgett,' Lexus Parker, Rachel
Peterson Kristal Richbourg, Daniel
Rodriguez, Brady Rogers, Maria
Ruiz, Tyler Rush, Julie'Sharpe, Jas-
min Sixto, Kayla Smith, Catalina
Vargas, Yolanda Vasquez.
Fifth Grade
Kiylier Baker, Rosa Borja, Jamie
Bruner, Cheyenne Carden, Ashli
Clemons, Dallas Fehringer, Jorge
Gallegos, Adolfo Gomez, Ana
Huerta, Eduardo Nunez, Eidrit
Renteria, Lucas Richey, Serena
Sebrell, Brent Smith, Felipe Soto,
Natasha Sullivan, Jessica Thorn-
ton, Codi Town, Sierra Washburn,
Lakendra Williams.
Scout Effort Awards
First Grade
Kayla Alderman, Christyanna
Aldridge, Ramiro Borja, Alexis
Cheney, Delana Davis, John Drude,
Allen Gonzalez, Flor Guerrero,
Richard Harris, Jose Hernandez,
Chandler Holland, Kevin Karpinski,
Sandy Leon, Janixza Lopez, Antho-
ny Mandujano, Jonathan Martinez,
Alyssa Matheny, Anjolie Meives,
Daniela Olvera, Portia Rowe,
Nayeny Ruiz, Diego Salcedo, Cierra


Schoonmaker, Cyrus Smedley,
Layne Thomas, Aiyanna Tomrriie,
Carissa Tripp, Lisa White;' Laqua-
vius Williams.
Second Grade Samantha Bates,
Charlotte Birkett, Verenice Car-
doso, Dania Castellanos, Jason
Clark, Adan Delacruz, Wade
Ebanks, Adrian Estrada-Hernan-
dez, Lluvia Gallegos, Sheldon Gar-
cia, Saira Gazga, Clarissa Gomez,
Matthew Guillen, Javier Hernan-
dez, Adrian Hernandez, Vernice
Leon, Verenise Lopez, Martha
Morse, Lazaro Nunez, Rylee Osce,
ola, Sean Osceola, Terrance Pryor,
Katty Runyon, Stephanie Sandoval,
Lanie Sedatol, Jerry Smith, Michael
Srbek, Bobbie Stewart, Hayley
Swafford.
Third Grade
Yareli Baltazar, Christen Ben-
nett, Kelli Chapman, Cristian Cruz,
Jonisha Dieudonne, Daniela
Espinal, Jasmine Futch, Omar
Gazga, George Gomez, Marissa
Hernandez, Tyler Holland, Jaron
Johns, Sarah Joiner, Kyle Jones,
Darian Kessler, Francisco Mandu-
jano, Margarita Mares, Juan Mar-
tinez, Steven Mataushek, Daniela
Mojica, Nathan Ochoa, Francisco
Pinon, Alfredo Renteria, Elida Ruiz,
Julisa Sanchez, Lahna Sedatol, Jeri
Sharpe, Adrionna Sheffield, Dez-
mon Shore, Hunter Smythe, Cristi-
naTinajero, Lisvett Vega.
Fourth Grade
Ashley Byrd, Ashton Clark,
Larissa Cortez, Wyatt Craig, Kayla
Culbertson, Kaitlynn Dagne, Vin-
cent Filsaime, Ricardo Garza, Sum-
mer Holland, George Martinez,
Ramon Martinez, Cornelius Merri-
weather, Brooke Osceola, Britney
Padgett, Celia Palacios, Ricardo
Perez, Carlos Rivera, Christopher
Samuel, Clifford Simmons, Tristen
Thomas, Jennifer Tommie, Sha'-


Dajia Williams, Jorge Zungia.
Fifth Grade
Autumn Blevins, Danny Bohan-
non, Taylor Boyett, Calvin Branam,
Pete Cervantes, Dalton Collins,
Kirsten Doney, Cody Dunn, Jose
Duran, Darwin Fernandez, Rafe
Fisher, Veronica Ingram, Miriam
Mojica, Eduardo Nunei, Hayley
Palmisano, Sarah Piroli, Karla
Ramirez, Lucas Richey,
Antwonette Scott, Summer
Stripling, Codi Town.
Merit Honor Roll
Awards
Third Grade
Christen Bennett, West Can-
non, Omar Carrera, Kelli Chap-
man, Alexander Clifford, Shelby
Coggans, Jadelyn Estes, Isaac Gar-
cia, Ashlee Gopher, Joel Hen-
riquez-Conejo, Leonardo Hernan-
dez, Kacy Htuchinson, Elizabeth
Johns, Harley Johns, Trevon Liv-
ingston, Carolanne Lundy, Steven
Martinez, Steven Mataushek, Trista
Osceola, Ulyses Reyes, Julisa
Sanchez, Alicia Santos, Aquanette
Scott, Jeri Sharpe, Catherine Trim-
ble.
Fourth Grade
Ashley Byrd, Odalis Garcia,
Tonya Hager, Alejandro Jaimes,
Anthony Johns, Laura Mataushek,
Kristal Richbourg, Daniel
Rodriguez, Maria Ruiz, Brandon
Shockley, Layton Thomas, Catalina
Vargas.
Fifth Grade
Odon Benitez, Taylor Boyett,
Jorge Gallegos, Julianne Meives,
Lacey Thomas.
Teacher Honor Roll
Awards
Third Grade
Jeremy Butzin, Jessica Cason,


Obituaries


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Felicitas Chan
Felicitas Chan, 88, of Okee-
chobee, died Sunday, April 8,
2007, at Raulerson Hospital.
Mrs. Chan
was born
March 7,
1919, in
Davao, Philip-
pines to Can-
dido, and

Dividers" She was a
retired phar-
,macist having Felicitas
come to Chan
Okeechobee
from the Philippines in 1983.
Mrs. Chan was a member of the
S-, St. Teresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church.
Mrs. Chan was preceded in
S* death by her husband, Juan
Chan.
She is survived by her


daughter, Terry (Sid) Estrada of
Okeechobee; two sons, Anto-
nio (Nema) Chan and Raul Rey
(Madz) Chan of the Philippines;
nine grandchildren; and, four
great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2007,
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Funeral Mass will be
held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April
11, 2007, at St. Teresa of the
Child Jesus Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge with Father
Soy officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
Street, Okeechobee.


Margarita Mares, Li eer Medrano,
Donovan Osceola, Jesus Plascen-
cia, Patricia Ruiz.
Fourth Grade
Alyssia Boldin, Erik Gaitan,
Lewis Gopher, Celia Palacios,
Brady Rogers.
Fifth Grade Cody Dunn.
Principal's Honor Roll
Third Grade
Emily Crews.
Fourth Grade
Rachel Petereson
Fifth Grade
Pedro Cervantes
Terrific Kids Awards
Fourth Grade
January: Joseph Collins, Lewis
Gopher, Alejandro Jaimes, Sevda

Apey,
We shared so many good
times,
Sisters
Through
the end.
I love
you oh so
deeply,
SYou will
always be my best friend

- Though it hurts to lose you,
I'll treasure the time we had.
SWe always stuck together
. Through the good times
' and the bad.
I know you'll never \
Leave me,
I'll carry you in my heart.
I feel you here beside me,
SWe will never be apart.
I miss you so much k
already, my Sis for life.
.. I love you,
S, April,,,
'From
'- April #2
S* _


Krayera, Kayla Smith. February:
Ashton Clark, Tonya Hager, Fermin
Olvera, Jennifer Tommie, Cristian
Torres, Sha'Daja Williams.
Fifth Grade January: Maritza
Hernandez, Jessi Osceola, Hayley
Palmisano, Paola Prado, Mark
Youmans. February: Darwin Fer-
nandez, Veronica Ingram, Michael
Lewis, Alex Nunez, Jose Roman.


A ThOIght TO
Remember

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
true.
Did you
know that if
you lived to
be seventy-
five years
old, you have
By P only lived
By Paul some 27,300
Buxton days? Just
imagine less
than 30,000 days.
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.
Thought to Remember: "...as
a man thinks so, so shall he be."




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Free throws
Mrs. Hamlin's fifth grade class shot free throws for points in their competition against
the other classes at South Elementary School's field day.










4 OPINION The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 10,2007


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
LAKE: Our lake is such in dire straits it's hard to believe some ignorant
people are tearing up the lake bottom with 4X4s and ATVs. I hope the law
enforcement folks will use the full force of the law to prevent this sort of
activity. These are probably the same folks who will complain about no
fish when the vegetation does not return.

LAKE BOTTOM: According to the FWC biologists, in the areas around
the edges of the lake, there are seeds in the mud. The seeds are germinat-
ing and starting to grow. When the water levels rise again, these plants
will provide cover for the young fish. When the ATVs and four-wheel
drive vehicles drive over these plants, it kills them. At the rate they. are tear-
ing up the shoreline, when the water levels rise, there will be no vegeta-
tion left. The people who like to fish in Lake Okeechobee should get out
there and put a stop to the ATV riders who are tearing up the fish spawn-
ing areas. It is against the law to drive a motor vehicle on that lake bed for
this reason. It destroys the lakebed. Even if they were going to demuck
parts of the lake, they would not remove the soil from the marshy areas
around the lake. These areas need plants, which provide cover for the
young fish.

ATVS: ATVs are so much fun. First time I rode one some years back, I
had a great time. It was the coolest thing, I thought. Now that I'm more
environmentally aware, I now know that animal habitats are being
destroyed where people ride their ATVs. Who would have thought that
birds live on the ground? I thought they lived only in the trees. And now
you people are saying that fish need plants and not just water to live?
Whoa. I'm going to need some time to process all this.

LIFESTYLES: I will never accept the gay or lesbian lifestyle and I will
continue to teach my children, their children and their children's children
that this lifestyle is wrong no matter how you want to clean it up or pres-
ent it. I know the heart can be blind when it comes to love, but being
homosexual is just physically and mentally wrong. I am tolerant of their
choices as I feel everyone is entitled to freedom of choice. Just don't rub it
in my face and expect me to smile about it.

GSA CLUB: Although I do not accept gay/lesbian lifestyles, I will say I
agree the club should be treated like any other club that meets on school
property if they meet criteria then let them meet. No one should be
denied benefits, if eligible, or denied of their rights because of sexual ori-
entationr-whether I agree with what they are doing or not.

DISGUSTED: I am saddened and disgusted that this type of subject
could even come up in the first place. I do not agree that juveniles, or any-
one, should be allowed to meet on government-owned property to dis-
cuss understanding and acceptance of an act that is defined as against the
law in the state of Florida. Why have the laws on the books if they are not
going to be enforced? Same things with the school homosexuality is
against the law. How can the government condone or make space for
illegal activity?

BULLIES: If I were a gay student, I don't think I would go to a GSA
meeting just to avoid being seen there by the bullies.

CONTROVERSY I think that if they had just let the dub meet in the first
place, this whole thing would have blown over by now. A few kids meet-
ing to talk, with an adult volunteer present, would have been just another
club. By refusing to let them meet, the school board made it controver-
sial.
BUZZARDS: The buzzards only roost in the slough on U.S. 98 during
the winter. I don't think it was ever cold enough for them to come back
this year. It was kind of nice to drive through there and not have to wait on
them to decide to get out of my way, but it goes to show that there is
something going on with the environment because this is the first year I
have ever noticed them not there.

NO SHORTAGE: There isn't a shortage of buzzards. I saw four or five
the other day harassing a dairy cow and her new calf at a dairy on U.S.98,
and then there was a dead hog on the road someone hit and there was a
tree full about 20 feet away waiting for all the cars to go by so they could
get a quick meal. I think they have figured out where their easy meals are,
though.

GETTING WORSE: I would just like to say that not all of the child
molesters out there are just illegal immigrants. There are other people
that are not illegal that are child molesters. I am not trying to take sides.
It's just that no matter what the color of the person is there is always
going to be people out there that do bad. I've read so many issues in the
newspaper about all different color people that do bad. The way I see it
this world is getting worse by the second.

ABANDONED DOG: Somewhere in the area of Potter Rd. and S.R. 68
west a young brown male dog was abandoned Friday, April 6. He was
very friendly and young but in the poorest condition you can imagine with
mange, fleas, open sores and starving. He was turned into the Animal
Control..Whoever owned this dog should be ashamed of themselves and
never be allowed to own another dog for neglecting this poor creature.

FELONS: I agree with Governor Crist, convicted felons who have paid
their debt to society should be able to get their civil rights back. Some of
those people wrote a bad check when they were young and maybe did
time on probation for using a little pot or for a traffic violation. After their
debt is paid, a lot of them own property, pay taxes and own profitable
businesses. Why shouldn't they be able to get their civil rights back? We
allmakes mistakes, even if you don't want to admit it. On another note, a
convicted felon who does get his rights back does not get the right to
obtain a firearm. Many people do not know that.



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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Any-
one currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is
welcome. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty
Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
NW. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group,
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot
line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church,.3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meet-
ing.
A.A. meeting from 8 .until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWAWomen of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until I
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds
on Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping site.
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.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletch-
er 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 Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day of each month in the community club house on the corner of
Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music
and the word at 7p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
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.


Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.


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Community Events

Blood drive hosted by hospital
The next blood drive at Raulerson Hospital is scheduled for
Tuesday, April 10, from noon until 6 p.m. Those donated blood
will receive a $10 R.J. Gator's Restaurant gift certificate. Raulerson
Hospital blood drives are scheduled every other month on the
second Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702.

Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, April 1, p from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Every-
one 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 pri-
vate schools are encouraged to attend.
Learning coalition council to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will hold a provider/advisory council meeting on
Wednesday, April 11, at noon at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
Agency on Aging board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
will hold its board of directors executive committee meeting at
1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach on Wednes-
day, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561)
684-5885.
Chamber plans membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold
their general membership meeting Wednesday, April 11, at the
Golden Corral 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.
Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee.will host a yard sale on 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.
School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
hearing on participation in the Indian Education Grant on Thurs-
day, 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 information, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 242.
Church hosting Teen Idol contest
Faith Alive Fellowship, located behind Ford Motor Company,
will host a Teen Idol contest for teens aged 13-18 on Friday, April
13, at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the most talented teen. For
information, call (863) 634-6706. For rules, call (863) 610-9032.

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 Saturday, 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 information, call (863)
763-4127.
Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor an
occupational awareness (job fair) program for 11th and 12th
graders on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee High School Gymnasium. Businesses interested in partici-
pating in the job fair should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-5025,
ext. 3113; or, e-mail him at blackb@okee.kl 2.fl.us.
Scrapbooking crop party planned
Ascrapbooking crop partywill be held on Friday, April 13, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month, Carolyn will
give a tea-bag folding demonstration. She will also be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
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.

Child abuse is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 14, 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 Sabrina Barnes, director of program operations, and
Robert Sharp, program supervisor for Dependency Case Manage-
ment and Independent Living Program of Children's Home Soci-
ety, Treasure Coast Division. The topic of the show will be break-
ing the cycle of child abuse. April is child abuse prevention
month. For information, contact Children's Home Society at (772)
489-5601 or www.chsfl.org.
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 Hillbil-
lies," "Marcus Welby," "Little House on the Prairie," "Knight
Rider" and two Disney movies. Mr. Lester is a dynamic Christian
speaker who addresses banquets, youth conferences, youth ral-
lies, worship services and prayer breakfasts.
Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on
Monday, April 16, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6
p.m. The banquet is free to the public but reservations are
required and can be made by calling (863) 763-2893.
Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a basic


first aid class on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and
e-filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone list-
ed 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.


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day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle'
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information, contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Clinic to feature
World Cup's Caicedo
Former World Cup South Amer-
ican soccer player Hugo Caicedo, a
native of Columbia, and Okee-
chobee Club Soccer have come
together to offer a high energy clin-
ic for both coaches and boy and
girl athletes above the age of 10.


Caicedo and various coaches,
ranging from new to experienced,
will provide athletes with the
knowledge to play and be success-
ful club team members. Skills to be
taught will include dribbling, pass-
ing, ball handling, ball redirecting,
change of field, change of speed,
defense, shooting, placing the ball,
taking on and beating defenders,
scoring goals and goal keeping.
The clinic will take place on Satur-
day, April 14, at the practice fields
across from North ElementarySchool.
The cost of the clinic will be $5
per athlete or coach.
Sign-ups start
for youth teams
Chobee Lil' Brahmans baseball
Little League ages 5-16 and softball
Little League ages 8-16 sign-ups are
on going.
For information, call James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.


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Community Events


Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking lunch-
eon will be held Friday, April 20, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and will followed by
lunch at noon.
DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway, Canal
Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday,
April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nelson Bailey,
who will share his knowledge about Florida history as a Florida Crack-
er Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak about butterfly behavior and
plants that will attract them to your yard; Treasure Coast Wildlife Cen-
ter will have live, native animals; and, Boy Scout Troop #751 will have
games for kids and food to purchase. For information, call 1-800-432-
2045, ext. 3339.
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.
Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the
Cypress Hut Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant money
to local law enforcement and fire departments on Sunday, April 22, at 1
p.m. Representatives from the International Grand Aerie of the Frater-
nal Order of Eagles will give $500 to the county fire department and
$500 to the sheriff's office. A barbecue cook out will follow. New
members are welcome to join. The new Aerie extends thanks to all the
people, local businesses and our sister Aerie #4137 for making our
first fundraiser and membership drive a huge success. For information,
call Bill at (863) 763-1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.
Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth St., will spon-
sor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April 24, at 6
p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect agriculture in
the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the Farm Bureau
office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high school and mid-
dle school level. For information and rules, call (863) 763-3101.
Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board of direc-
tors Wednesday, April 25, at-the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of: presi-
dent, vice president, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promotions
chair, economic restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and volun-
teer chair. Nomination forms are available at the Main Street office, 111
N.E. Second St. For information, call Karen Hanawalt, program man-
ager, at (863) 357-6246; or Paul Mitchell, election chair, at (863) 763-
2111.
Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2488.
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 toh middle through high school-
aged'studentsg'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.
Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. Tuition of $ 10 covers course material. Make checks or
money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please.
You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these classes. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134;
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 appropri-
ate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; private coun-
seling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be avail-
able; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP
to Shirlean Graharmat Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April 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, con-
tests, vendors, poker .runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpr.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee,FL 34973.

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

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

Classes offered to stop smoking


The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N.
Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.
Senior 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 now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be .announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.


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Rebel Riders
The Rebel Riders 4-H drill team took third place in the Juniors Division at the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Asso-
ciation competition at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach on Saturday, March 31.


Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
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
purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament
numbers) and quantity please call one of the following members:
Gay Carlton 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.
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and
other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.


VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
_Penina Popper at (800)3-42-0825 for information, or, visit www.flori-
dasac.org .... -.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.


r a ANNOUNCEMENT
We are sad to announce that effective Thursday, April 26,
2007, Ashok N. Reddy, M.D. will be leaving
Drs. Berghash & Lanza, P.L.
Drs. Berghash & Lanza will remain custodian of medical
records and are happy to provide your ongoing care. If you
would prefer to obtain copies of your record, you should
contact Cheryl at 1801 SE Hillmoor Drive, Suite B-105, Port I
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Use hard boiled eggs within a week


If your refrigerator is now
well stocked with colored, hard
boiled eggs, it's time to come up
with ways to use them.
Hard boiled eggs should be
kept refrigerated and, according
to the United States Department
of Agriculture, should be con-
sumed within a week after cook-
ing.
The shells of raw eggs have a
natural protection against bacte-
ria. However, boiling or steam-
ing the eggs causing this protec-
tioh to be lost. Hard boiled eggs
have tiny microscopic holes in
the shells. These holes are too
small to see, but large enough to
allow in bacteria. That's why it is
important to keep hard boiled
eggs refrigerated, and to discard
them if they are more than a
week old.
Hard boiled eggs can be an
easily portable, nutritious snack.
However, they do riot travel well
for long. If a hard boiled egg is
out of the refrigerator for more
than two hours, it may not be
safe to eat.
There are many ways to use
hard boiled eggs in recipes. The
following recipes using hard
boiled eggs came from the Iowa
Egg Council.

Egg Salad Spread
Supreme
6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped cel-
ery
1 tablespoon chopped green
onion
1/4 cup fat free cream cheese,
softened


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2 tablespoons plain yogurt
(or mayonnaise)
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
pinch of dry mustard, salt and
pepper
Combine eggs, zucchini, car-
rots, celery and green onion in
bowl; set aside. Mix cream
cheese, mayonnaise and season-
ings until thoroughly blended.
Combine cream cheese mixture
and egg mixture. Cover and
refrigerate until ready to use.
Serves 6.
Serve on split hard rolls,
bagels, whole wheat or white
bread slices, or croissants.
Nutritional Analysis per serv-
ing: calories 90, protein 8 g, car-
bohydrates 2 g, fat 5 g (1.5 g sat-
urated), cholesterol 215 mg,
sodium 180 mg.

Herbed Deviled Eggs
6 hard cooked eggs
3 tbsp. cottage cheese
2 tbsp. low fat plain yogurt
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. prepared mustard
(Dijon Style)
V2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dill weed
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
dash hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste-


optional
Cut eggs in half. Put half of
yolks in small bowl; reserve
remaining yolks for another use
or discard. With a fork mash
yolks together with cottage
cheese and yogurt. Stir in
remaining ingredients. Season
with salt and pepper, if desired.
Fill egg halves. Chill before serv-
ing.

Toasty Warm
Chicken Salad
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 10 oz. can of chunk chicken
/ cup Italian dressing
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cup mayonnaise
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons lemon juice
teaspoon salt
cup seasoned bread
crumbs
1 tablespoon melted mar-
garine
In a medium bowl, place
chicken, Italian dressing, hard-
cooked eggs and celery. In sepa-
rate bowl blend mayonnaise,
cream cheese, lemon juice, and
salt until smooth. Stir the two
mixtures
together and pour into a 9" x
9" glass baking dish. Combine
margarine and bread crumbs
and sprinkle evenly over the top.
Microwave on full power for 7-9
minutes or until bubbly.
This chicken salad can be
used as the filling for the cream
puffs. Leftover turkey from
Thanksgiving dinner can be used
as a substitute for the chicken.

Zesty Egg Salad Bowl
8 eggs, hard-cooked


1 tomato, seeded and diced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground sweet
'leaf basil
1 cup cucumber, peeled, de-
seeded, and diced
1 lb. loaf pesto bread (round
loaf)
2.1 oz. package pre-cooked
bacon
1/2 cup fat-free Zesty Italian
salad dressing
Place eggs in large pan. Cover
with water and bring to a boil.
Cover, remove from heat, and let
stand 15 17 minutes. Place eggs
in cold water. Peel when cooled.
Cut top off round pesto loaf.
Make a bread bowl, leaving
about '/2-inch wall of bread. Cut
1 cup of the leftover bread into
cubes and toast in the oven for
about 5 minutes at 350 degrees
F.
Dice eggs, .tomato, and
cucumber. Heat bacon in
microwave until crisp and then
chop coarsely.
In a large bowl combine
tomato, basil, eggs, cucumber
and bacon. Add salad dressing
and toss lightly to mix. Just
before serving, mix in toasted
bread and transfer salad to the
hollowed out pesto loaf. Serves
eight.
Nutritional Analysis per serv-
ing: calories 240, protein 11 g,
carbohydrates 24 g, fat 11 g (3.5
g saturated), cholesterol 220 mg,
sodium 480 mg. f
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is
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on any prescription drugs. Some
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
111.
Movie times for Friday, April 6,
through Thursday, April 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Blades of Glory"
(PG-13) 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 11 "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 Ill "Premonition"
(PG-13) 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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
InMemoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
aragWe/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
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Found under bridge at Buck-
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Employment.
Part-Time 215
Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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SERVICE TECHNICIAN &
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Tax Preparation 315



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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Computer-Video 580
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
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Firewood 605
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Health & Reducing
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 61365
Pets -Supplies.,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, Goodman
Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.
(863)357-2475
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classified


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 .i:. if, ?- .1I
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
(863)763-0691
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area


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GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6,
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
(561)629-6213
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
$100 for both will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-0691



SCREEN WINDOWS 21':
Crank out, 36 x 62., SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762

Shutters &







863.761563 50
WiNDOW-tAners, nc. ui

1551 N.W. 24thDrive
Okeechobee
L-cense #765.
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
BAInge 36"x80". Good condi-
Inon Asking $50.
1830057-6315
WINDOWS- Anaerson, Double
parie e Curnk out. 1-60" x28",
1-60' 34"., 2-60"x,480.
$150. t315)528-5771 .


BABY ITEMS Great condi$
iio,- 1300 or best offer. Call
239-243-1588K LaBelle.
CRIB: .--n-1. Includes mobile,
itirairi. & storage drawe r.
i h100 863-697-2704
CRIB. cherry wood, brand
niew never used, stillIn orig.
Do, no mattress, $150.
11021521-0710
SIDEWALK STREET RIDE R:
nseen1 mvoltobattery, good
cponacton, $30.
86t '763-3982 bef. noon


BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
,,'g price guides $200 or
,... ,ot er (863)824-3358
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
.lJaring, holds up to 48
,: or bottles. Very good
nd $1725.(863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
it mc. Rare items, items from
ijr) oe ri, .memorabilia. $350
reil (86.30467-0627



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)517Z282 Tony

DaYeD, Cyrenss
COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681



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


BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75.863-634-6160
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503


BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice. $800.
(863)447-5173
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
COMPUTER DESK: Comer, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
863-763-1520
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re u-
holstering. $10.
(863)357-3282
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rdckei WtroOtht iron'chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate toP. $200 (863)763-8338
DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1, 000's. $1000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557
DINING RM TABLE, Ashley, 7
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
to 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$T00.863-447-5173
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 Krisfna 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.
8632697-9117 or
863)801-9260
MOVING SALE Tables, Chairs,
Beds, Bureaus... Good clean
condition. Good prices. By ap-
pointment. (207)557-0557
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua,)Pink & Cream Exc.
cond $50. 863)467-8681
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



GOLF CLUBS: New, complete
set of oversized lite Graphite
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade
for pistol. 772-461-8822


BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
863-634-4798
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
Ilete hand gun and long gun
fo- 32 leather boun 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- All original AK47, call
for details, $600
(863)467-1958
RIFLE: Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
(863)634-4798
SPRINGFIELD ARMORYS UL-
TRA COMPACT AUTO PIS-
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)4.67-1958


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



BOWFLEX SPORT: 6 months
old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
(863)357-1620
EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness
Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150(863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328
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CEILING FANS (4), White
w/light kit. $120 for all, will
sell separately.
(561)629-6213


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


FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
(863)674-0740
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
$1100.772-807-0541



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



OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683


BABY MINIPOT
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, lOIbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200, 863-801-3344
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250.863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
(863)673-2314
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256


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



ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
le. $300 (863)674-0583



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
accessodes $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829
SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.
863-763-7609
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.
863-763-7609



AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp .& 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- 2mp Grfat con-
dition. 25
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUTS: 2,15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476


DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" chuck. $300.
772-807-0541
ELECTRIC AIR COMPRES-
SOR: EmGlo, used. Diesel
motor for generator $100
for both (863)514-8705
HYDROLIC JACK, 212 Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
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 (o,,,uron, $150.
(863)673-2314
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BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not
battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982
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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
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
forgun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
8mm hi grade, 120 mins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.
863-467-0987


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


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




FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280
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ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD-
ING, Reg. $2500. To good
home only. (863)467-6147 or
(772)370-6658
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
Shown halter in FL'& GA
$2500. (863)236-0118
QH.Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423



LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer, (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HRP with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.,
SCREENHOUSE, 10xO, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
SNAPPER LAWN MOWER- as
is, needs moderate work,
$100(863)467-9369
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower (863)697-2033



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BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
Alpine, born 03/12, disbud-
ded, excellent Full Nubian
sire. $100. 863-467-8844
LONGHORN STEER: Mature,
nice horns. $500. Call
863-763-4668 (leave a mes-
sage).
NUBIAN BUCKLING: ADGA
Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
prod, $200. 863-467-8844


BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500
(863)763-3631


Rentals Real Estate



Apartments 905 Business Places -
Business Places 910 Sale 1005
Commercial Commercial
Property 915 Property Sale 1010
Condos/ Condos/
Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Salel1015
Farm Property Farms Sale 1020
Rent 925 Houses Sale 1025
House Rent 930 Hunting Property1030
Land Rent 935 Investment
Resort Property Property Sale 1035
Rent 945 Land Sale 10410
Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045
Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050
Storage Space Out of State -
Rent 960 Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Aamn 090 Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur- Waterfront Property 1080
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)1801-4949.&
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT
No pets. Non Smoking Envi. BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba Unique
$750. mo. Call Cracker style, 1724 total sq
(863)634-7489 ft, In front norch, Fla Rm,


OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
Villas. New apple W/D. $950.
mo + 1st, Last & Sec. Avail.
4/09/07 (772)579-7562
OKEECHOBEE, Villa For Rent.
2br, 2ba. $1200. mo., 1st &
Sec. Call for info.
863-634-3414


BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502'
DOWNTOWN OKEE., 3tr 1
ba, Unfurnished, Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. me.
(239)707-5155
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
me. + Util. 1st & Last me.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,.with
garage,(863)467-2541
RENT TO OWNI
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.1
Call Don (954)290-0861


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

U.-.

Professional Office Space -
newly renovated near City
Hall, up to 900 sf, w/offices
& conference room, ready to
move in, all util. incl.
863-634-7021.


Laundry Rm, tiled-through-
out, Rent $1200/mo for 1 yr,
Then buy. property for
$179,100. Visit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood. cpbir-
die@adelphia.net

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BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA lo 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



DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Wor ir
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
561-254-0579
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation
R11101"

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
BOAT TRAILER- 16ft, galva-
nized, like new, 4yrs old,
asking $200 (401)932-0983


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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
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt-
ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
train, new custom canopy.
$15,000 (772)215-9142
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
HOLIDAY RAMBLER: 1992,
Alumalite, well maintained,
new tires, twin beds, Must
see! $6500. 863-635-5407
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out,'load-
ed, like new, heated bsmnt,.
$19,900. 863-265-0175.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For-
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.
$10,500, 863-673-0181


&I BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest LGarages863) 3 2044 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


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BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
(863)674-0583
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400. 239-595-5804
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14, w/18XD
Merc outboard motor, Trailer,
Fish -, .:l, -, Tioiiiri, motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
KOBE- 19, 6 cyl. Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park.
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude,
25HP commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800.941-755-3588
SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board, $75. (863)612-1044
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
i nr 'itn 'ult, r. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375
[q I = W IffIl

CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001,36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear,.jackknife
couch & slide out $9000.
MUST SELL!
(863)467-2309 or email
fourbear@earthlink.net
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. ml., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
281, -"jeryiiri r. ,.,' n'u~t
be moved. ,100j
484-802-7243
TRAVEL TRAILER, '01 Travel
Lite; By R-Vision. 1 slide out.
31 Ft. Great cond. $8500 or
best offer. (863)517-0894


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-
1:r:00r,. 31 nr,, $5,000.




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


BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
EXHAUST SYSTEM, for Harley
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
(863)467-9511


HO '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
extras, wide glide/wind-
shield, show bike, $6500
neg (863)467-6886 or
561.017 e 057
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.
(540)247-7955








Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Automnobies~


CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
CHEVY CORSICA- '90 Good
running condition. $1000.
(863)763-7060
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
air ride, all orig, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Erie. LaBelle area
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
good running, good on gas,
$800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
OLBSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
Dest 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)467-5401


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



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



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


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


CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
(239)763-7611
CAR DOLLY:, Used to haul
cars, adjustable, 15" wheels
with spare. $475.
863-675-7350
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle: $375. (561)261-0930
CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
20's. $1000. Call for more
info.'(863)673-2671
ENGINE, AUTO TRANS &
TRANSFER CASE, fits Ford
Explorer, 4:01, 4x4, runs
good, $550. (863)763-0547
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


RACING WHEELS & TIRES:
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
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) 425/65R22.5i, 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
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
(863)763-0547 $5
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like neW, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
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


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like
new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
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 '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 TRUCK- '86, Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Cal evenings
(863)675-4098
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
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


TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
Belle area.

How fast can your cap
go? It can go even faster
when you se It in tile
classiied8s.


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 jeg. (863)201-3492
STORAGE TRAILER, 2 axles,
lights on inside & out,
21'lx5'9"w, $550.
(863)675-8760
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
forChafle.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, 5x8, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754


ruai Notic


I Pbic Notice


NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE BELOW LISTED PROPERTY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the below list of property has been determined as
ABANDONED, FOUND OR UNCLAIMED EVIDENCE pursuant to Florida Statute Chap-
ter 705. The das of the found property range from February 1,2007 until present.
Persons/entltles having or claiming any Intrest In such property shall appear before
Detective Taylor of the City of Okeechobee Police Department, 50 Southeast 2nd
Avenue, Ohchobee, FL 34974 on or before Apdl 10, 2007. Personsientities shall
make sufficient proof o0 ownership by means of a serial number, saoes receipt, de-
tailed Identifiable description (Inscription) or photo, and upon doIng so shall be enti-
tled to receive pro perty. Unless property Is claimed on or before April 10, 2007, saId
property shall be scared forfelted to the City of Okeschobee Police Department.
Found Property:
2.Hydraulic table car
3. Bicycles
4. Necklace
5. Watch
6. Eye glasses
7.Car keys
By; Detective Bettye Taylor, Evidence Custodian
ty of Oechobee Polce Department
202357 ON 4/3,10/07l ,

REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose
purchasing at least one of the following:

Dual Elec:tric (VFD) Drive Pumps, Skid Mounted
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive Di-
ector, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-9460, Fax Number
063-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive for-
malities In any bid wherever such reecton or waiver Is determined to be in the best
Interestofthe OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, on or before 3:00 PM on
April 27,2007.
LandonC. Former, Jr. .
Executive Director
203120 ON 4/9-15/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUES-
DAY, APRIL 24, 2007 AT 3:30 RM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER COMMU-
NITY COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596.
NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THATAT 9:00 AM., TUESDAY APRIL 17, 2007, AN AGEN-
DA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN ADMIN-
ISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596, ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT
BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR
POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DIS-
PUTE MUST NOTIY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS
BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VER-
BATIM RECORD OFTHE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
202949 ON 4/1/07
I., II


CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551


CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995. 863-763-3551


I Pb ic Notice


I b ic Notice


AMENDED NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY VS. OKEECHOBEE REHABILITATION
FACILITY/ARC LITIGATION.
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County shall hold an Executive
Session between the Board and Its Attorney, which will discuss the litigation be-
tween Okeechobee County and Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility/ARC, bearing
case number 2006-CA-159.
The proposed Executive Session shall be held on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11:30
o'clock A.M., or as soon thereafter, In the Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida, 34972.
The proposed discussion shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy
sessions relating to litigation expenditures.
Notice Is hereby given that the following Individuals will be in attendance at the Ex-
ecutive Session: County Commissioner Ray R. Domer; County Commissioner Chilf
Betts, Jr.; County Commissioner Noel Chandler; County Commissioner Elvle Posey;
County Commissioner Marvin Wherrell; County Administrator George A. Long; and
County Attorney John D. Cassels, Jr
A Court Reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript shall be
made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation.
ThisAmendedfNoticecancelsthepriornoticeforApril 12,2007.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
203390 ON 4/10/07,

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A PLATTED EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 9:00 a.m,
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing Is to receive comments In
consideration of the abandonment of a platted easement located In Lar-Kee Lakes
3rd Addition subdivision and that is further described as follows:
A 25 foot drainage easement along the common boundary of Lots 18 and 19,
Lar-Kee Lakes 3rd Addition for Mobile Homes, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 87, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public Inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Deartment, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday ex-
cept holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m, and 4:30 p.m.
All Interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Cornm-
missioners wth respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk tapes are for
the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2007-0041
202884 ON 4/10/07


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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FilelNo. 2007-CP-58
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE G. TARNAWA,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GEORGE G. TARNAWA, deceased,
'whose date of death was November
13,2006; File Number 2007CP-58, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which Is 312 NW
. ,3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The names.and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below;.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS* AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims wi t tis court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
,BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS 0' MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
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S. April 1r, iZ007
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How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
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Briefs


Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library coopera-
tive serving Highlands, Hardee,
DeSoto and Okeechobee coun-
ties. The Heartland Library
Cooperative will be 'holding
basic and advanced computer
classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area.
A technology information trainer
will take a mobile computer lab
to each location four times per
month to teach computer class-
es. The classes will teach basic
computer skills such as how to
start up and use a computer,
how to log-on 'to the Internet
and how to communicate via e-
mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer
class will teach how to keep the
computer clean and how to send
pictures. You may also contact
your local libraries .for these
same classes., In Okeechobee,
call (863) 763-3536 or contact
Gabriell Turner, information tech
trainer, at gabi@myhlc.org.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers .a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
who have not been enrolled in a
school system who may need
special education services. The
primary focus' is on 3, 4 and 5-
year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Kathy Wall at (800)
358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-


panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
iThe Famil; Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught weekdays on Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and
on Saturday from 4 until 5 p.m.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning, afternoon, and
evening shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) is a sum-
mer program beginning in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-


tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels,. gardening utensils,
bleach and laundry detergent.
Anyone wishing to donate any of
the above items is asked to call
(863)4763-4630.

You can help,
Kids in Distress
In Florida '200,000 children
are abusedor neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can .help abused and neg-
lected children by donating'your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle and other items to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-762.0.'Kids In Distress is a
community-supported agency
dedicated to the care, treatment
and prevention of child abuse
and neglect. They have locations
in Brow'ard and Palm Beach
counties..

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's 'Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special traft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
4630,

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for volunteers.tobe a
part of our Disaster Action Team
(DAT). DAT is,-made up of a
group of trained volunteers who
respond to local disasters. If you
would like to give of your time
and talents to.help local citizens
in time of disaster, please call
Debbie Riddle at the American
Red Cross-Qkeechobee branch
at (863) 763-2488.


Community Events


Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.


Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a m. until 2 p.m.
The month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member ot The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.


CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones tp donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W
Fifth St.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Balancing act
Ms, Singleton's first grade class practiced their balancing skills as they walked the bal.
ance beam while holding a tray with an entire place setting on top during South Ele-
mentary School's field day.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
,,Dribble, Kick, Score
Mrs'. Timmons' kindergartners tried their best to kick soccer goals during South Ele-
mentary School's field day.





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