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Vol. 98 No. 101 Wednesday, April 11, 200GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007 iX


At a Glance
Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
9 a.m. Thursday, April 12
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.

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, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days, or
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A burn ban has also been
Issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Inside

Students from all
grades read at CES
Kindergarten students are
striving for excellence in
behavior by earning stars
toward rewards such as going
to Dairy Queen and having a
kindergarten pizza party on
the playground.
Page3

Drought Index
Current: 686
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

10.09 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.31 feet


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

Index


Classifieds


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Comics ........... 16
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .17
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV .............. .18
Weather ............ .2
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OUA explores loan options

By Pete Gawda An SRF loan could result in "Our number-one priority is
Okeechobee News "Our number one priority is to expand the treat- substantial savings to OUA as to,expand the treatment plan
. -,nT+ it r nT oc.i na rif m en osct' compared to the cost of issuing without increasing customer


The financial situation for
the expansion of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
wastewater treatment plant
looks much brighter after the
Tuesday, April 10, meeting of
the authority's board of direc-
tors.
Last month's meeting
focused on the issuance of
bonds to finance the expan-


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George Long,
OUA board chairman

sion. As delayed payment devel- (SRF) loan.
oper's fees came due, they The SRF program offers
would help pay off the bonds. more flexibility, especially if a
However, Tuesday's discus- loan could be secured for a 30-
sion focused on the possibility year period rather than for 20
of using a state revolving fund years.


Drought continues: Issuing of citations possible


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Bruce Adams of the South Florida Water Management District went over the Phase II
restrictions for both residential, community, commercial and recreational water-use
with law enforcement agencies on Tuesday, April 10.

Agencies to enforce water rules,


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Members of the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) met with members of
local code enforcement, the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and other agen-
cies to keep the lines of commu-
nication open and prepare them
to enforce mandatory water
restrictions in the wake of severe
drought conditions in the state.
Bruce Adams of the SFWMD
went over the Phase II restrictions
for both residential, community,
commercial and recreational
water-use.
"Lack of awareness is no
excuse for lack of compliance,"
stated Mr. Adams, SWFMD water
conservation officer.
According to Chapter 373 of
the Florida statutes, misuse of

See Drought Page 2


The sky finally opened up Tuesday afternoon giving a
glimpse of hope to the parched community. But,
according to South Florida Water Managemept District
officials it would take much more rain than fell Tuesday
to help the severe drought situation in Florida.


Impact fees on tap for


county commission meeting


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The long delayed final
report on impact fees will be
presented to the Thursday,
April 12, meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Board of
County Commissioners.
Consultant Walter Keeler is
scheduled to present the find-
ings of his impact fee study to
the commissioners.
Impact fees are designed to
require a developer to pay his
share of the cost of additional
infrastructure that would be
needed to accommodate his
development. The county has


If you go
WHO: Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12
WHERE: Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
been considering impact fees
for roads, corrections, fire and
EMS.
Under Mr. Keller's propos-
al, road impact fees would be
used for a west side bypass,
improvements on S.W. 32nd
Street and S.W 28th Street and
a, countywide maintenance
facility. Fire and fire/rescue
impact fees would be used for


building a new EMS station,
for equipment and for a coun-
ty-wide radio system. Correc-
tions impact fees would be
used for jail expansion and a
county-wide radio system.
Under the proposal, total
impact fees for a single family
dwelling unit constructed in
an unincorporated area of the
county would be about
$1,800. Abodt $800 would be
added to the cost of an office
building for impact fees.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
See Fees Page 2


bonds because its lower inter-
est rate.,
Financial consultant Jeff Lar-
son and rate consultant Henry
Thomas presented several
tables of figures comparing the
issuance of bonds to using SRF
funds. Here again, developers'
fees would help cover the cost
of debt service.


costs," said board chairman
George Long.
In a related matter, after
holding a public hearing the
board adopted a resolution
approving the application for a
SRL loan.
Turning to another matter,
See Ruling Page 2


Board lawyer



says judge's



ruling is 'split'


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The importance of a recent
preliminary injunction allowing
the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
to meet at Okeechobee High
School has been highly overrat-
ed by the American Civil Liber-
ties Union (ACLU).
That is the opinion of St.
Petersburg attorney David Gibbs
who. is representing the Okee-
chobee County School Board in
a lawsuit brought by the ACLU
on behalf of the GSA.


"I think the ACLU is drastical-
ly overplaying what the court
ruled," he asserted.
Until the case is decided in
court, the organization can meet
on school grounds but cannot
discuss or promote sexual activi-
ties of any kind. According to Mr.
Gibbs, the club would be limited
to discussing discrimination.
"The judge seemed to split,
basically giving students the club
theywanted but limiting its activ-
ities to what the school board
See Split -,Page 2


Four charged


with robbing;


beating of man

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Four local people have been
arrested in connection with the
beating of an Okeechobee man
that resulted in him suffering
severe head trauma and a bro-
ken right shoulder.
Arrest reports from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office Bryan Adam
(OCSO indicatethe man, Thomas Murphy
Michael Clayton Stewart, 26, Temaseu
was also robbed of cash and Lemieux
other items with an estimated
total of $1,900.
According to OCSO Detective
Sergeant T.J. Brock, those
charged in the case were: Bryan
Thomas Lemieux, Jr., 25; Timo-
thy Jay 'T.J.' Smith, 19; Adam
Lee Murphy, 19; and Jessica
Marie Carroll, 18.
All four were charged April 5
with robbery, aggravated bat- Jessica Timothy
See Beating- Page 2 Carroll Smith


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Historical Society Mural
Kathy Scott, a local artist, has begun painting the mural
on the Jeff Robinson Electric building located at South-
west Park Street and U.S. 441. The mural will depict the
Okeechobee ice plant, the catfish industry and the rail-
road from the 1930's and how they correlated. The mural
will take approximately one month to complete and is
sponsored by the Okeechobee Historical Society.


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Drought

Continued From Page 1
water during water-use restric-
tions is a second-degree misde-
meanor and requires appearance
in court or an arrest warrant.
Law enforcement officers will
receive new citation books to be
used following the SFWMD gov-
erning board meeting on Thurs-
day, April 12. Final decisions will
be made at this meeting as to
what, if any, further restrictions
will be put into place.
SFWMD is expected to recom-
mend that the board approve
tighter water restrictions for the
Lake Okeechobee Service area,
which includes portions of
Hendry, Glades, Lee, Okee-


Split

Continued From Page 1
would allow," he said.
He said the club must go
through the appropriate proce-
dures and abide by the same limi-
tations as other school-sanctioned
clubs. The club would have a staff
advisor who is aware of the court
ruling and would restrict the club's
activities to what the court allowed.
"You can have a GSA club but
you cannot discuss sex," is how Mr.
Gibbs described the ruling.
The club could call itself a GSA
but could not promote any sexual


Beating

Continued From Page 1
tery, third-degree grand theft and
burglary of a conveyance. Bond for
each has been set at $60,000.
They were arrested in Palmetto,
booked into the Manatee County
Jail and then transported to the
Okeechobee County Jail, said Sgt.
Brock.
"They had just been involved in
a serious crime in Okeechobee and
left the area," explained the detec-
tive as to why they were in Palmet-
to.
He went on to say they were in
Palmetto because Carroll's family
is there.
Sgt. Brock said on April 1 he
went to Palmetto where he and
officers from the Palmetto Police
Department set up surveillance on
a 1976 Airstream camper in the
Lone Oak RV Park. The four indi-
viduals were arrested there without
incident.
Sgt. Brock said the March 24
incident began when Carroll invit-
ed Stewart to a home on S.E. 27th
St. where she lived with her
boyfriend, Murphy. Once inside the
home, the man sat on a couch,
took off his shoes and Carroll
began to give him a massage.
Lemieux, Smith and Murphy,
said the detective's report, left the
room in which they were hiding
'and began to beat Stewart with' an
unknown object. They then
robbed him of $500 in cash, two
cell phones valued at $600 and a
gold necklace and bracelet valued
at $500. They also entered Stew-
art's car and took a DVD player,
said Detective Brock's report.
When able, Stewart drove to a
friend's home who then took him
to Raulerson Hospital.
Sgt. Brock said the man was
admitted to the hospital on Sunday,
March 25, and stayed there until


chobee, Palm Beach and Martin
counties.
There are four phases of sever-
ity with four levels of water-use
restrictions. Level I calls for a 15-
percent overall cutback in water
use; Level II requires a 30-percent
cutback; Level III requires a 45-
percent cutback;' and Level IV, the
most severe, requires a 60-per-
cent overall cutback.
Okeechobee is already in a
Level II situation.
A citizens' information tele-
phone line was activated on
March 16 to handle public
inquiries after water-use restric-
tions were implemented. The
telephone number is 1-(800) 662-
8876. More than 3,000 calls from
concerned citizens have been
logged into the systems since its


activity and would be limited to dis-
cussing discrimination. The school
board is not against an anti-dis-
crimination club that would dis-
courage discrimination against any
student.
Mr. Gibbs disagreed with the
ACLU's statement that the judge
found that GSAs are not by defini-
tion "sex-based clubs."
He plans to meet soon with
school officials to discuss the logis-
tics of carrying out the court order.

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Tuesday, March 27.
Then, on March 27, Stewart was
in his vehicle when he apparently
saw Murphy and Carroll in a white
Ford Crown Victoria that was being
driven by Joseph Willet. Sgt.
Brock's report states that Stewart
began to chase the Crown Victoria
in his green Ford Mustang. The
detective's report goes on to state
that Mr. Willet hit his brakes and
Stewart subsequently rammed the
front end of his Mustang into the
back end of the Crown Victoria.
Stewart told the detective he
saw Carroll and Murphy in the car
and was following them because
he wanted to talk to them.
"He was in no condition to
fight," said Sgt. Brock in an inter-
view Tuesday, April 10.
Following the accident, Stewart
was arrested and charged with
aggravated assault with a motor
vehicle. He was then booked into
the county jail under a bond of
$7,500.
But, because of what happened
prior to the crash and the subse-
quent four arrests, Sgt. Brock said
the charge against Stewart will be
reviewed by the state attorney,
who will then determine if Stewart
hit Mr. Willet's car on purpose or if
itwas an accident.
Sgt. Brock indicated the where-
abouts of the four individuals came
about from information gleaned
from interviews during his investi-
gation, and with help from the Pal-
metto Police Department. He said
he received "substantial" assis-
tance from that department and
described them as a "very profes-
sional agency."
He specifically thanked
Sergeant Scott 'yler and Detective
Jennifer Strassner for their help in
the case.
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OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday, April 27,
from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus auditorium, and is open to middle through high school-
aged students. Students must present their student ID in order to
attend. There will be three bands performing The Eighth Hour
Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks and giveaways.
AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and.Sat-
urday~ May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make
checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP membership is
not a requirement. All seniors age 55 and over are invited. Consult your
auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon completion of
the class. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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.


implementation.
The SFWMD website,
www.sfwmd.gov/conserve, also
has information specific to water
restrictions, maps, variance infor-
mation and mandatory orders.
As the drought continues, the
water level in Lake Okeechobee
edged nearer to a record low. The
lowest water level on record for
Lake Okeechobee was 8.97 ft. on
May 24, 2001. It was 10.48 ft. on
Tuesday, April 10.
As the lake level drops, rumors
are beginning to circulate that
area boat ramps. have been
closed. To date, the ramps at
Okee-Tantie Marina and Scott Dri-
ver are still open.
"The ramps are still open here
and at Scott Driver, but people
have to use common sense," stat-


Fees

Continued From Page 1
consider final plat approval
for the proposed 27 lot Ridgway
Acres subdivision to be located
northeast of the intersection of
S.W. 67th Drive and S.W.,21st
Parkway;
consider final plat approval
for the proposed 39-lot Palm
Creek Estates Unit 4 subdivision
adjacent to Palm Creek Estates
Unit 3;
authorize staff to negotiate
a lease for 'office space in the
health department building with
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services;
authorize staff to negotiate
a no-charge lease in the industri-
al park 'building with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office;
clarify the extent to which
American Well Drilling is to be
authorized to access and con-
duct operations at the sports


Ruling

Continued From Page 1
the board held a public hearing
and discussed a resolution that
would change and update
OUA's operating policies and
procedures. The far reaching
resolution covers such things as
shut-off and billing practices,
collecting outstanding balances
and establishing a payment plan
for customers who face large
connection fees.
The proposed resolution also
sought to clear up a matter that
has caused confusion in the past
- billing categories for RVs,
park models and mobile homes.
The revised billing system
would be based on the number
of square feet in a unit rather
than an arbitrary definition.
Because the proposed
changes were so far reaching,
the board decided to have a
workshop at the conclusion of
next month's meeting to work
out details. Then, they will con-
duct a second public hearing
before adopting the resolution
the following month.
In other action, the board:
approved the finance
report for the period ending
March 31;
designated surfacewater


ed Susie Baker, manager of Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
"There isn't enough water in the
marina or the canal at Scott Driver
for a person to launch a large ves-
sel. We have the end of the ramps
marked at Okee-Tantie, but the
water level is just very low, and if
the wind blows from the wrong
direction, there isn't enough
water to float your boat back onto
its trailer."
The boat ramp at Lock 7 is also
still open, but water in the basin is
so low that the floating dock is
now sitting partially on the basin's
bottom.

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complex injection well;
transfer funds from the
Transportation Trust Fund
Resave for Contingencies to
Transportation Disadvantaged
operating line item;
authorize a survey of the
airport;
awar award bid for pre-cast
concrete tables;
purchase a Ford 2007 F-750
flatbed dump/labor truck;
purchase an aerial boom
lift;
award a contract for engi-
neering services to provide pre-
liminary project costs for infra-
structure improvements in
Okeechobee Gardens subdivi-
sion; and,
appoint a member to the
Tourist Development Council.

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treatment plant operator Roy
Reno and OUA Executive Direc-
tor John Hayford to attend a
national level awards ceremony
on May 8 in Washington, D.C.;
directed staff to begin con-
tract negotiations with LBFH for
a water master plan;
directed staff to begin con-
tract negations with Metzgar
and Willard for a wastewater
master plan;
approved expenditure of
$18,250 to LBFH for engineering
services in connection with con-
struction of a pumping station
on the Rim Canal to provide an
emergency water supply;
approved expenditure of
$11,012.19 to Bass Electric for
electrical work in connection
with moving a backwash pump;
approved a pay request
from Murton Roofing in the
amount of $13,820;
awarded a contract in the
amount of $94,056 to Lanzo Lin-
ing Servcies of Deerfield Beach
for cleaning- and lining of 2,600
linear feet of sewer line; and,
changed the date of the
next meeting from May 8 to May
15.

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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 sub-
jects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer ses-
sion; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf inter-
preter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this
event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863)
763-2893 by April 30.

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


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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms and warmer with the high in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to
15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers
in the evening. The low will be in the upper 60s. The wind will be
from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


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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.
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 class-
es every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is
taking applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of
Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial
Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted
separately on an application, which can be picked up at American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accom-
pany the application and donations are welcome as well.
For information, call (863) 763-295..

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
OKEECHOBEE Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will
host Dine with the Doctor on April 24, in the north dining room at
4:45 p.m.
Following dinner, Dr. M. Chaudhary will discuss high blood
pressure, and what you need to know.
Dinner is $5.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
SFWMD hosting public meeting
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Service Center will host a public
meeting on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until noon on the sec-
ond floor of the Bank of America building, 205 N. Parrott Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
SFWMD to meet with community members who are interested in
using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use
and recreation.
For information, call Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext.
3022.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 11, 2007 ,



Students from all grades read at Central Elementary


Kindergarten
Sharon Nipper
Kindergarten students are
striving for excellence in behav-
ior by earning stars toward
rewards such as going
to Dairy Queen and i-,
having a kinder- ,
garten pizza party
on the play-
ground. The first W
award was enjoyed by
over 65 percent of the students
(each earned 15 stars during the
19 days in February for good
behavior and work habits). The
second award was shared by
almost 85 percent of the stu-
dents for 12 stars earned out of
16. The students have improved
in academic achievement as
well as behavior during these
two months. Way to go kinder-
garten!
On Wednesday, April 4, the
students received another big
surprise when the Easter Bunny
flew over the school in a heli-
copter and waved to all the boys
and girls. On Thursday, April 5,
we had our annual Easter Egg
Hunt. We had to find five eggs
numbered from 1 to 5. That was
harder than just looking for the
eggs and it was just as much
fun! In our classrooms we col-
ored eggs and learned about
mixing primary colors to make
secondary colors. It was almost
like magic!
We are also learning about
spring and have been planting
beans in sandwich bags so we
can watch them sprout and
begin to form roots. Sometimes
we do really well in getting them
to grow, but sometimes they do
not do well and we have to start
over. We are doing experiments
with the plants too. We give
some of them water and others
get no water. The ones with no
water are not growing and are
beginning to look sick. We put
some in a dark closet and they
do not look good either. It seems
plants need sun and water to
grow.
On April 12 and 13, we are
visiting the local library to hear a
story and to find out about the
, library and all the things it has.
Then, this summer, we can visit
the library and check out books
and movies and we can use
computers too. The really neat
thing is, the library has many
books for everyone to read. Our
parents can check out books
just like us and we can read
together at home. There is also a
summer program for boys and
girls who want to go. And, there
are books in Spanish for those of
us who read in Spanish. There
are lots of things at the library
we did not know about. Thank
you, Okeechobee County
Library for letting us come and
learn.

Third grade
Ms. Enfinger
Third graders in Ms. Enfin-
ger's class have studied, read
about, and written papers on
conserving water. They have
thought of many ways to help
save our water during this
drought. Ask your child about it.
Also, students are gearing up for
the Kaplan test. This test helps
teachers understand what stu-
dents have learned individually
this year. Then teachers guide
their teaching to re-teach or'
remediate what the students
need to learn. Students will
begin a unit on the solar system
after Easter. Awards were a great
hit with the children. Most every
child has received an award so
far this year. Keep up the good
work.



Obituaries

Dalton James and
Dillon Thomas Sullivan
Infant boys, Dalton James and
Dillon Thomas Sullivan died
Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center in
Ft. Pierce. They were born April 5,
2007, in Ft. Pierce.
They are survived by: their
mother, Kayla Mock of Okee-
chobee; father, Jimmy Sullivan of
Okeechobee; maternal grandpar-


ents, Lorida Fitzmorris and John
(Theresa) Hays; paternal grand-
parents, Sharon Lawson and
Jimmy (Nancy) Sullivan, Sr.; sis-
ter, Sierra Sullivan; aunts, Janeice
Sullivan, Rosa Lie Fitzmorris,
Elaine Jacobs; uncles, Kalen
Buckholts, Clifford Fitzmorris and
Robbie Fitzmorris; and, great
grandmother, Rose Marie Mock.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


Our students of the week are:
Kristen Shorter, Heaven Fel-
tenburger, Kelsie Shelton, and
Fabinana Santibanez.
Happy Birthday to: Adrian
Vasquez.
Don't forget to read everyday!
Mrs. Keith's class is staying
busy as the end of the year
draws near! In reading, we
made homemade ice cream in a
bag because they made ice
cream in our story this week. In
math, we are adding and sub-
tracting fractions, which can be
a little tricky at times. In social
studies, we are learning about
the Renaissance in Europe, and
in science, we are discussing
rocks and minerals.
We'll be taking the Kaplan
test again this month to see how
much we've improved since the
beginning of the year!
Mrs. Keith should be having
her twins this month and Mrs.
Jarriel will take over her class.
Student of the week is:
Makayla Root!

Jennifer Lopez
We have been learning about
amphibians and reptiles this
week. We have also learned
about perimeter and volume.
Congratulations to Jordan
Lawlis and Cheyenne Nunez for
making the Hershey Track and
Field Team!
Our students of the week
have been: Rumor Juarez, Jen-
nifer Aranjo, and Amber Hood.

Mrs. Atwell
The students of the week are
Colton and Elizabeth. Nilo and
Mario hit 100 steps in 100 Book
Challenge. Congratulations, to
everyone who received an
award at the ceremony on Mon-
day. We are very busy practicing
a play about John Chapman
"Johnny Appleseed" and prepar-
ing for our last set of assess-
ments for the year, so don't for-
get to do your homework and
read daily. We have a field trip
on Tuesday, so wear your tennis
shoes. Have a great week!

Fifth grade
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of her
entire class! They all met or sur-
passed their Accelerated Read-
ing Goal for the third nine
weeks! Way to go, class! They
have also earned almost 2,500
points. That's a new record for
one of Mrs. Steiert's classes!


They are outstanding readers!
All they have to do is reach 3,000
points by the middle of May and
lunch is on Mrs. Steiert!
Mrs. Steiert would also like to
say congratulations to the fol-
lowing students for earning the
Red Honor Roll: Kaylie Arnold,
Joey Bunker, Armand Crowell,
Dezirae Fonseca, Ben Lightsey,
Mitchell McCoin, and Patricia
Sanchez. Silver Honor Roll:
Jozle Alfaro, Ashalee Dreher,
Marsheka Pryor, Samuel Rogers
and Daniel Skinner. Gold Honor
Roll: Nicholas Kielbasa, Louie
Perdomo, Ryan Reister and
Chelsea Wharin. Excellent Job,
Students!
The Proud Panther Award
was earned by Ryan Reister in
Mrs. Steiert's class. This award
focuses on a well rounded stu-
dent who is strong academical-
ly. The student must also exem-
plify the six Pillars of
Community which include
Trustworthiness, Respect,
Responsibility, Fairness, Caring
and Citizenship. Congratula-
tions, Ryan!
Mrs. Steiert's Student of the
Week is Rebekah Bennett. I am
so proud of you, Rebekah!
Miss J's class just got back
from Dairy Queen on Tuesday,
April 3, for those that had excel-
lent behavior for the third nine
weeks. On Tuesday, April 10, we
will be going to the IRCC Plane-
tarium. Coming up in science
will be preparing for the science
fair. Every fifth grade student
must complete a science fair
project. In math, we will be
working more with fractions as
they do to seem to struggle with
this. We are almost to the
end... just a bit longer!
In Miss M's class we have
recently written acrostic and
free form poetry about our
spring break. Students were
very creative in the words they
chose! Students also were able
to sharpen their typing skills by
using a word processor to type
their poems and then print
them. In doing this students
were able to change the differ-
ent fonts (way the words look)
and use different colors and
boldness to make certain parts
of their poems stand out. We
recently had a printer added to
our classroom computers so
now studerits will be able to
work more on their skills. Stu-
dents have also recently been
studying on how the Western


part of the United States was set-
tled. Students have been reading
about several famous land-
marks; such as the Great Salt
Lake, Colorado River, the Ore-
gon Trail and the Mojave Desert.
Students also learned what
"Remember the Alamo" stands
for. Students have also been
learning about cooperation and
how when you use this while
working with others much more
can be achieved.
Our class also had a recent
celebration when grades came
out! Over half of our class made
either the Red or Silver Award.
This is a huge improvement
from the beginning of the year.
Recipients of the Red Award (an
A/B average) for the 3rd Nine
Weeks are: Haley Chouinard,
Austin Courson, Destiny Hugh-
es, Todd Lanning, Kimberly
Mullin, Selena Rodriguez,
Jonathan Sandoval, and Kyle
Selwyn. Recipients of the Silver
Award (an A average) for the 3rd
Nine Weeks are: Mikael Beloff,
Jose Bucio, Ana Lily Mederos,
and Teagan Mullins. Way to go
students on your hard work and
excellent effort this last nine
weeks. We also had several stu-
dents that earned the Effort and
Citizenship Awards. Students
earning the Effort Award for giv-
ing that extra effort through the
entire nine weeks are: Jose
Bucio, Jonathan Hickman, Sele-
na Rodriguez, Savanna Shelby
and Kayleigh Underhill. Stu-
dents who earned the Citizen-
ship Award for displaying excel-
lent skills of being a great citizen
are: Jennifer Baker, Mikael
Beloff, Jose Bucio, Teagan
Mullins, and Kyle Selwyn.
Several students in Miss M's
class also earned gold medal-
lions for their excellent effort
with, our School Wide 100 Book
Reading Challenge. Students
who achieved the 100 level
which is 25 hours of reading are:
Austin Courson, Jonathan Hick-


man, Kimberly Mullin, Teagan
Mullins, Selena Rodriguez and
Savanna Shelby. Savanna Shelby
has also reached the school
wide goal of reading for 100


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
PAGAN HOLIDAY: I'd like to know when did Easter become a
pagan holiday? I thought Easter was the time of Jesus Christ's resurrec-
tion not a big fat rabbit hopping around giving away Easter eggs. You
all just turned another holy holiday into a pagan holiday. And I want to
tell you I appreciate it very much because when you are all in hell and
looking back you can think about what you all did to Easter.

PRIORITIES: I have to wonder where the priority is for parents in
this town. Sunday is Easter and half of those kids are down there play-
ing in the field at 10 p.m. I imagine half of them don't even go to
church. What a shame. I am so thankful I wasn't raised here.

CANALS: I'm calling in reference to the canals. I pay my taxes and I
live here six months a year and pay taxes for a full year so I can have a
waterway here. I think the county should pay somebody to get my
canal cleaned up so I can come back next year to speck fish, and I'll be
able to have a nice place in my back yard so I can get out to the river.

KIDS: Let's rename the Okeechobee News to Okeechobee School
Yearbook. All kinds of things are happening in our little town yet the
paper is full of kids. It's alright to be proud of accomplishments but,
come on now, sitting on a swing set is not an accomplishment. I've
seen other comments in Speak Out regarding this subject and I, for
one, agree. I have had it. I want a newspaper, not a school paper with
my morning cup of tea. Oh, I'm not a northerner either. I live here so I
see this seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

CRIST: Charlie Crist was not my idea for a governor but he truly
appears to be concerned about things that concern the taxpaying
majority. What a new and novel idea for a politician. God be with you
Charlie, and I hope I get to vote for you next time.

HOUSING: There's just something about a company building their
own housing that just doesn't seem right. It's not something that's
commonly done, except for migrant workers, is it? Look at companies
like Motorola and IBM. They were huge employers in Palm Beach
County. Did they build housing for their employees? I don't think so.
I've never had a job where the employer built housing for the employ-
ees. The housing is being built because there is a lack of affordable
housing in Okeechobee? Really? People come to Okeechobee
because it's cheaper than other places. I've seen ads for new homes in
Basswood that seem reasonable for concrete homes. And what's so
bad about living in a mobile home, if it's the best value for your
money? If Okeechobee is expensive, where would you have to live to
be considered inexpensive?

ACLU FUNDING: I have a question. Who funds the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU)? Evidently it is a union. I want to know if our
tax dollars are going to the ACLU or how do they get funded?
Editor's Note: According to Wikipedia, the ACLU receives its fund-
ing from a number of different sources including foundations, private
sources and court-awarded legal fees. As an example, the ACLU of
New Jersey reported $1.2 million in income to both the ACLU-NJ and
its affiliated tax-exempt foundation in the 2005 fiscal year. Of that
income, 46 percent came from contributions, 19 percent came from
membership dues, 18 percent came from court-awarded attorney
fees, 12 percent came from grants, 4 percent from investment income
and the remainder from other sources. Smaller affiliates with fewer
resources, such as that in Nebraska, receive subsidies from the
national ACLU. However, in October of 2004 the ACLU rejected $1.5
million from both the Ford and Rockefeller foundations. The founda-
tions had adopted language from the USA Patriot Act into their dona-
tion agreement, including a clause stipulating that none of the money
would go to "underwriting terrorism or other unacceptable activi-
ties." The ACLU views this clause, both in federal and in the donors'
agreements, as a threat to civil liberties.


FORGIVENESS: This is to the Reverend Al Sharpton. I just saw on
the TV where he had something against Don Imus for making a racial
comment. Well, he said he would never forgive him for making that
comment and that doesn't sound good from a preacher. Al Sharpton is
supposed to be one of the top reverends in the country and he isn't
going to forgive? He should stop being a preacher and go retire some
place. If God can forgive anybody for making a comment why can't
that preacher? Al Sharpton you are being a hypocrite.

CANAL CLEANING: This call concerns canal clean up. We have
attended meetings with the county, and water management and the
Corps of Engineers all say it is not theirs to take care of. They say it
costs too much or it would kill the fish. Well, now is the time for the
powers that be to do something about the plants, debris and broken
down docks in our canals. They can contract the work and charge it to
the land owner. If the land owners clean their own, they shouldn't
have to be charged. This may give incentive to clean up your space or
pay to have it done. This should be done now before more plants take
root. Spraying the plants can't take oxygen from the water now
because no water means no fish.

CLUB: I would like to challenge the ACLU and this judge that says
this club has to be allowed in Okeechobee High School. It is time now
for the whole school board to stand up. They can't sue everybody.
They can't put everybody in jail. Like the Bible says, if your eye causes
you to sin, pluck it out. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It's bet-
ter to lose your eye or hand than to lose your whole soul and go to hell.
Right now you all need to cut every club in school. That way they can-
notwin.



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Letters to the Editor


Thanks for a
successful fair
The Okeechobee County Fair
Association would like to thank
all the supporters of our first
county fair. It was a great success.
We had 162 entries for our
competitive events that included
quilts, photography, painting,
wood working, baking, canning,
jellies, preserves, fruits and veg-
etables.
There were many other
exhibits, both commercial and


non-profit, in the big tent that
measured 100 feet by 150 feet.
The large area outside the tent
was filled with outdoor exhibits
that included cars, trucks, trac-
tors, Smokey Bear and the U.S.
Army.
There was something for
everyone to enjoy eating at the
fair; barbecue, ice cream, frozen
cheese cake dipped in chocolate,
sausages, Philly cheese steak, ele-
phant ears, funnel cakes, smooth-
ies, roasted corn, 10 different
chicken sandwiches, bloomin'
onions, turkey legs, cotton candy,


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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 meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
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 Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty 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 located 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.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 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 welcome. For infor-
mation, 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. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean 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 Educatlon/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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
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 7 p.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 infor-
mation call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471:0559 or
(863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.,
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
6469.


apple crisp and lots more.
The Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show was held in conjunc-
tion with the fair to give the 4-H
and FFA youth an opportunity to
showcase their projects and for all
the fair goers to enjoy. The big
arena was full of 180 pigs, 25
steers, 100 beef breeding animals,
75 dairy animals, 34 poultry and
34 rabbits.
Deggeler Attractions put on a
spectacular show on the midway
with exciting rides and fun games.
The entertainment featured
Rowdy Rooster, Simon Sez Hyp-


notist, Music City Brass, The Bel-
lamy Brothers and other local
bands and attractions including a
karaoke contest.
We all learned a lot about a
county fair and had great fun
doing it. Next year will be bigger
and better!
Many thanks to all our won-
derful sponsors and volunteers.
Linda Syfrett,
president
Okeechobee County
Fair Association


Community Events

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 divi-
sion 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 build-
ing, 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 pro-
gram. For information, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-5000, ext.
242.

Church will host community gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will hold a
community gospel sing on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. All singers
and musicians are welcome to participate. For information, call
Sister Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

Church hosting Teen Idol contest
Faith Alive Fellowship, located behind Ford Motor Company,
willhost 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. Forrules, 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 occu-
pational awareness (job fair) program for 11th and 12th graders on
Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School Gymnasium. Businesses interested in participating in the
job fair should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-5025, ext. 3113; or, e-
mail him atblackb@okee.kl2.fl.us.

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

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 showwill 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 Management and Inde-
pendent Living Program of Children's Home Society, Treasure
Coast Division. The topic of the show will be breaking the cycle of
child abuse. April is child abuse prevention month. For informa-
tion, 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 Hillbillies," "Mar-
cus 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 rallies, worship
services and prayer breakfasts.

Church will host creation conference
Bob Swinson of Creation Ministries will be holding a Creation
Science Conference on Sunday, April 15, at the Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4200 U.S. 441 S.E. at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and again
at 6 p.m. Topics will be Five Areas of Scientific Evidences, The Age
of the World and Dinosaurs and the Pre-historic World. The confer-
ence is open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-0550.


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The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
welcome.
For information contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
Clinic to feature
World Cup's Calcedo
Former World Cup South
Americanssoccer player-Hugo
Caicedo,-a native of Columbia,
and Okeechobee Club Soccer
have come together to offer a
high energy clinic for both.
coaches and boy and girl ath-
letes above the age of 10.
taicedo and various coach-
es, ranging from new to experi-
enced, will provide athletes with
the knowledge to play and be
successful club team members.
Skills to be taught will include
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Saturday, April 14, at the prac-
tice fields across from North Ele-
mentary School.
The cost of the clinic will be
$5 per athlete or coach.
Sign-ups start
for youth teams
Chobee Lil' Brahians base-
ball 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.
ACS plans
bass tourney
American Cancer Society
breast cancer bass tournament
will be held on Saturday, April
21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at
Okee-Tantie Campground,
10430 S.R. 78W.
Entry fee is $130 per two per-
son team, plus $5 entry into the
give-away drawing; or, $135 at
the ramp. Prizes will be award-
ed at the end of the weigh-in.
Registration forms can be
obtained at: Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, 5286 S.W.
16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle
Shop, 4259 U.S. 441 S.; or, call
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Early Learning Coalition gets new facility


The Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin, and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc., announces
the grand opening of its new
Okeechobee location at 308 N.W.
Fifth St.
To celebrate the services to chil-
dren and families as well as to
showcase the new facility, the
board of directors will hold an
open house on Thursday, April 19.
The public is invited to attend from
4 until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be
served.
The facility provides parents
with easy access to early education
resources and customized infor-
mation to help meet their child
care needs.
"This new facility represents a
substantial commitment to quality
child care in Okeechobee and to.
helping children succeed," said
Nancy Kline, executive director.
ELCIRMO offers subsidized
child care assistance and pro-
grams that give children a compet-
itive start in life. The organization is
responsible for the planning and
implementation of School Readi-
ness and Voluntary Pre-Kinder-
garten services and making deci-
sions to meet the early education
and child care needs of the chil-
dren in the tri-county area of Indi-
an River, Martin, and Okeechobee
counties. The coalition sets priori-
ties that are relevant to the'children
and families in these communities,
serving in excess of 3800 children
daily from all socio-economic
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child care and resource and refer-
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In addition to resource and
referral, ELCIRMO works to
enhance both the quality and sup-
ply of care through recruitment
and training programs. Whether
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Behind the Coalition's efforts is
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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.
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.
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 fol-
lowed by lunch at noon.
Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
Trust Quartet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. The concert
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Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Satur-
day, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nel-
son Bailey, who will share his knowledge about Florida history as a
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Coast Wildlife Center 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.
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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.
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Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.
Red Cross offers class on first aid
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ACS 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. Regis-
tration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
ters, 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 Fraternal 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.

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Esperanza Gomez

Esperanza

Gomez
Brittany and Ignacio Gomez of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Esperanza Cira Gomez.
She was born March 3, 2007, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 6 lbs. and 15 ozs. and
was 20 inches long.
Esperanza was welcomed
home by her big brother, Andres
Gomez.
Maternal grandparents are
Debra and Jackie Raines and
Suzanne and Bill Shepherd of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Elda
and Genero Bautista of Okee-
chobee.
Greal.grandparenits are Cira
and ignacid Gomez.


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Cameron Lattanzi

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Lattanzi
Jacklyn Timmons of Okee-


chobee and Thomas Lattanzi of
Port St. Lucie are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Cameron Thomas Lattanzi.
He was born April 8, at St.
Lucie Medical Center in Port St.
Lucie. He weighed 8 lbs. and was
20 inches long.
Cameron was welcomed
home by Richard and Eddie Tim-
mons.
Maternal grandparents are
Sheila Timmons of Okeechobee
and Edward Timmons of Stuart.
Great-grandparents are Gene
and Geraldine Marsden of Okee-
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Hailey Rodgers

Hailey


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Shawna Tindall and Eddie
Rodgers of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Hailey Blayke Rodgers.
She was born March 22, 2007, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring.
She weighed 4 lbs. 11 ozs. and
was 18.5 inches at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Lory
O'Connell of Okeechobee and
Lamar Tindall of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
James Rodgers of Okeechobee
and Pam Simelton of Alabama.


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infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.
Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth St., will
sponsor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April
24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect
agriculture in the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the
Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high
school and middle school level. For information and rules, call
(863) 763-3101.


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Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of: president,
vice president, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promotions chair, eco-
nomic restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and volunteer chair.
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Thank you for
your support
The winner of the Sunny the
Easter Bunny Staff Appreciation
Gift Basket goes to New Endeavor
High School paraprofessional
Anita Holines.
Our one-of-a-kind gift basket
given to celebrate the contributions
dedicated to the benefit and edifi-
cation in the education of the kids
in our New Endeavor family con-
tains: gift card from Winn-Dixie;
gift card from Publix; bath set from
Cato's; two breakfast buffet certifi-
cates from Golden Corral; gift card
from Los Coco's; gift certificate
from Dunkin Donuts; gift set by
Tractor Supply Co.; gift certificate
from U-Save; bunny and frame
from Beall's Outlet; Easter candy
from CVS; pizza certificate from
Domino's; and, Easter candy from
Dollar General.
It is through the support of our
community for our schools that
our students, parents, and faculty
may achieve and thrive in Okee-
chobee. Their donation of items
goes a long way to nurture our
school family in the values that
make our town and our nation
great.
We thank New Endeavor's own
Sue Horrick, the district school-
related Employee of the Year for
not only producing the basket, but
also for organizing and collecting
the gifts from our dedicated mer-
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mother.
Again, thankyou and God bless.
Hospice gives -
special thanks
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
held their fourth annual Target Fun
Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on
Saturday, March 24. A large crowd
enjoyed the natural beauty of the


outdoors, fellowship with friends,
friendly competition on the shoot-
ing range plus a delicious lunch
prepared by George and Mary Beth
Cooper and Davey Raulerson.
Winners of the shooting contest
were:
High team Sybles's Flowers and
Gifts with team members: Cliff
Fuller, Tim Luke, Mike O'Connor;
and Cliff O'Donnell; High Individ-
ual Hank Carroll; Lewis Class
Results Sharp shooter: Cliff O'Don-
nell; Sure shot: Sam Clemons;
Close Encounters: Bill Markham;
and, Hit n Miss: Fritz Brewer. 50/50
Breen Bird Chuck Crews.
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
would like to acknowledge the
generous support of our local busi-
nesses and residents:
Title Sponsors
Big Lake Media/Okeechobee
Times/Pennysaver; Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory; Gilbert
Chevrolet/Gilbert Oil; Raulerson
Hospital; Suncoast Medical Equip-
ment/Joseph Farish, Jr.; The Medi-
cine Shoppe; Town Star Food
Stores; and, Walpole Feed and Wal-
pole, Inc.
Gold Sponsors
American Financial & Automo-
tive Services; Curren Electric Com-
pany, Inc.; Diversified Welding,
Inc.; Florida Power and Light;
Frank and Brigitte Irby; Harvin,
Harvin, Pinnock, LLP; Okeechobee
Livestock Market; Smith Barney;
and, The Hunters' Den.
Team Sponsors
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Buck Hammock Groves, Inc.; But-
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ern Wear; Family Tree Enterprises;
Gil Culbreth Real Estate; Jones
Equipment; Larson Dairy, Inc.;
McAlpin, Cavalcanti & Lewis, CPA;
Newcomer Ranch; Okeechobee
Landfill; Story Citrus Services, Inc.;
Syble's Flowers & Gifts; Ted Starr
Construction, Inc.; The Tree Con-
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Station Sponsors
Bob Owens Painting, Inc.; Ever-
glades Farm Equipment; Fantasy
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Glades Gas; ICS Computers; Quali-
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The Hunters' Den; The Outpost;
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Special thanks to George and
Mary Beth Cooper for providing a
delicious lunch; Davey Raulerson
for cooking his famous swamp
cabbage; Don Sellers, Jr. for donat-
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refreshing orange juice; Town Star
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WalkAmerica '07 draws record number of walkers


While some Okeechobee res-
idents may have slept in on Sat-
urday morning, March 31,
approximately 450 others got up
early to take part in the March of
Dimes WalkAmerica 2007. The
participants began arriving
shortly after 7 a.m. to walk to
save babies from premature
birth and birth defects. The event
raised over $50,000, with addi-
tional donations still coming in.
Prior to the Walk, the crowd
was welcomed by event Chair
Laura McCall of the Law Office
of Cassels & McCall, and Hon-
orary Chair, Dr. Patricia Cooper,
superintendent of schools.
Chamber of Commerce Presi-
dent Darrell Donnelly gave an
emotional recount about his
grandson, who was born prema-
ture. Darrell's comments
reminded the walkers why they
were raising money for the
March of Dimes.
97.9 WRMF Radio's Jennifer
Ross, one of South Florida's
most popular and well known
radio personalities, made a sur-
prise appearance. Jennifer
spoke about her personal con-
nection with the March of
Dimes. Jennifer's 11-year old
daughter was born with PKU
phenylketonuriaa). PKU is an
inherited disorder of body chem-
istry that, if untreated, causes
mental retardation. Fortunately,
through routine newborn
screening, which was developed
with the help of the March of
Dimes, all affected newborns are
now diagnosed and treated
early, allowing them to grow up
with normal intelligence. Jen-
nifer praised the March of
Dimes' efforts in helping to pre-
vent and treat birth defects and
indicated her on-going commit-
ment to the March of Dimes.
Then, warm-up exercises
were led by Amy Lamberti and
Angela McCall of the Okee-
chobee High School Beta Club.
The National Anthem was sung
a cappella by Okeechobee resi-
dent Kay Smith.
Twenty three teams, as well
as individuals not on organized
teams, participated in WalkA-
merica 2007, which began at
8:30 a.m., with the siren of the
Okeechobee County fire truck.
The crowd of walkers, many of
whom were students, took up
the entire \\idlh of South Park
Street as they took off on the 3.5
mile journey. There were a
record number of students par-
ticipating this year. Eight of
Okeechobee's schools had
teams, with the largest being
from Yearling Middle School,
which had over 100 walkers
present.
The day was sunny, with a
cool breeze: perfect for "taking
steps".to help babies. After the
Walk, which began and ended in
Flagler Park, the park was filled
with lots of food, fun, and music.
The food was donated by Wal-
Mart Supercenter. Children
enjoyed the bounce houses pro-
vided by Laf-A-Lot Entertain-
ment. The first 300 walkers to
finish received "goody bags"
with items donated by local mer-
chants.
At the awards ceremony fol-
lowing the Walk, the f,:lloi ;ng
awards were given out: .
The First-to-Finish was Bryan
Suarez, representing the North
Elementary team. This was
Bryan's third year in a row to be
the First-to-Finish. The next two
persons to finish were Misael
Alvarado and Austin Willard.
The walkers voted Wemmer
Family Orthodontics as their
Favorite Spirit Station. The Wem-
mer Spirit Station had a Mardi
Gras theme, and they even gave
out Mardi Gras beads. The other
Spirit Stations were sponsored
* by Bank of America, Lakeview
Builders, Larson Dairy, Publix
Supermarket, and Seminole
Tribe of Florida. The Chairman's
Club award is given to all teams
raising at least $1,000.00, and
this year, that award went to the
following 15 teams: Bank of
America, Everglades Elementary
School, Cassels & McCall, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Healthy Start, North
Elementary School, Okeechobee
County Planning and Develop-
ment, Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, Okeechobee High
School Beta Club, Publix Super-
market, Riverside National Bank,
Seacoast National Bank, Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, Wemmer
Family Orthodontics, and Year-


ling Middle School. The contest
for Favorite T-shirt was too close
this year to award to only one
team, and was given to Gilbert
Chevrolet, Okeechobee County
Planning and Development, and
Publix Supermarket. The award
for the Outstanding New Team
went to the Okeechobee High
School Beta Club, which raised
almost $2,000.00. The team with
the Greatest Year-Over-Year
Increase was Riverside National
Bank. Riverside raised over
$4,100.00 from a drawing for a 4-


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wheeler. The Above-and-Beyond
Award went to Lakeside
Builders. The team which Raised
the Most Money Online was
Gilbert Chevrolet. The Team with
Most Registered Participants was
once again the Seminole Tribe of
Florida. The Team with the Most
Walkers on Walk Day was Year-
ling Middle School. The Wrap-
around Award went to Gilbert
Chevrolet, for holding a series of
clever and varied fundraisers.
The Top Fundraising School was
Everglades Elementary, which
raised over $5,000.00. The Top
Three Fundraising Individuals
were: 3rd: Karin Ammons of
Cassels & McCall; 2nd: Tabith
Trent of Riverside National Bank;
and 1st: Laura McCall of Cassels
& McCall. The Top Five Fundrais-
ing Teams were: 5th: Seacoast
National Bank; 4th: Riverside
National Bank; 3rd: Everglades'
Elementary School; 2nd: Law
Office of Cassels & McCall; and
1st: Seminole Tribe of Okee-
chobee.
This year's Walk America
committee consisted of Shelley
Batton, Tammy Blair, Barbara
Boling, Jennifer Busbin, Karen
Cassels, Sophia Graves, Angela
King, Laura McCall, Patricia
McWhorter, Susan Pilgrim, and
Sally Wibbels.
The teams this year were:
Bank of America, Cassels &
McCall, Cato's Fabulous, Ever-
glades Elementary School,
Gilbert Chevrolet, Healthy Start,
Lakeview Builders, Larson Dairy,
National City Bank, North Ele-
mentary School, Okeechobee
County Planning and Develop-
ment, Okeechobee Freshman


Campus, Okeechobee Juvenile
Offender Corrections Center,
Okeechobee High School Beta
Club, Osceola Middle School,
Publix Supermarket, Regions
Bank, Riverside National Bank,
Seacoast National Bank, Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, South Ele-
mentary School, Wemmer Fami-
ly Orthodontics, and Yearling
Middle School.
Treasure Coast Sponsors of
the Event were Seacoast Nation-
al Bank and the Seminole Tribe
of Florida.
Local sponsors were Other
financial sponsors were: Bank of
America, Beef O'Brady's, Cas-
sels & McCall, National City
Bank, Lakeview Builders, Larson
Dairy, Wal-Mart, First Bank and
Trust of Indiantown, Okee-
chobee Land Company, and
Wendy's.
In-kind contributors includ-
ed: Sandra Pearce Photography,
Okeechobee Beef O'Brady's,
George Dukes of Vinyl Signs and
Imaging, Okeechobee Girl Scout
troops, Jim Vensel, Darell Enfin-
ger and Tony Ard of Okeechobee
County, Laf-A-Lot Entertain-
ment, Let's Party, Danny Parker,
Okeechobee County Fire-Res-
cue, the Okeechobee Police
Department, and the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.
Unfortunately, the amount
raised fell short of the $57,000.00
goal for Okeechobee's WalkA-
merica 2007.
Anyone interested in making
a contribution should make their
check payable to the March of
Dimes and mail it to P.O. Box
968; Okeechobee, Florida. The
mission of the March of Dimes is


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 II "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 III "Premonition"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
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AIR CONDITIONER, Goodman
Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450,
(863)357-2475 .


VINTAGE LIMOGE FRANCE:
39 pieces, China, assorted
items. $300. 863-946-1896


DISHWASHER, For RV or
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$80 (863)983-7661
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
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DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
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DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
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)94B-3822
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmnore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
$100 for both will sell separ
ately. (863)763-0691


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SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-57620
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Shutters & Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
IutterS, Inc. (863)357-3282
Professional DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
Iitaillation oj'Siorm el/rocker.wrought iron chairs.
Shuittr.; & Samless Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
Rain Gutters nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
Licensed & Insured DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1,000's. $1000. or
863.763.5650 best offer. (207)557-0557
1551 N. w. 24th Drive DINING RM TABLE, Ashley, 7
Okeechobee pc., Cherry w/custom glass
License.top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
License. #765 $800. 863-447-5173
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left DINING ROOM TABLE: 36 x
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi- 48, plus 1 leaf..$250.
tion. Asking $50. 863-675-3032
(863)357-6315
(863)37-65 DINING TABLE- Faux black
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28", Good condition. $100.
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48". (863)983-2241
$150. (315)528-5771
5 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
M= (863)763-4975
BABY ITEMS Great condi- KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
tion, $300 or best offer. Call leaf, plus chairs with arm-
239-243-1588, LaBelle. rests & wheels, $60.
CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile, (863)763-4975
vibration & storage drawer.
$100. 863-697-2704 LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
CRIB, cherry wood, brand best offer. Call Kristina before
new, never used, still in orig. 5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
box, no mattress, $150.

SIDEWALK STREET RIDER:
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30. Noah's
(863)763-3982 bef. noon North Carolina
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best offer (863)824-3358
BUYING US COINS Retired En- IN-STOCK
gineer/Collector traveling ITEM!
throughout Florida paying LOCALLY OWNED &
cash for your US Coin Col- OPERATED
election, Gold & Old Paper 107SW17thSt, SteB
Money. For appt call Ralph Okeechobee, FL
(800)210-2606. Mobile: (863) 634-3049
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free Open 7 Days a Week
: rniiiiii, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
,cond. $125. (863)467-0627 for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many Machine. (863)467-8432
items, Rare items, items from MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Graceland, memorabilia. $350. Full Size. $75.
neg. (863)467-0627 (863)697-9117 or
C(863)801-9260
SpIs I MOVING SALE Tables, Chairs,
Beds, Bureaus... Good clean
COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17"' flat condition. Good prices. By ap-
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old, pointment. (207)557-0557
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801 NEW
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP FURNITURE
Pro, monitor, keyboard, FOR LESS
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
I $39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dae LiDropleaf dinette $197,
& Farc 50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
COMFORTER & BED SKIRT- 50-2PcSofa &Loveseatsets
Queen size, Reversible. $687up,50-TVEnt. Centers
Green pin stripes/Green $167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681 $297up, 50-4FC bedroom sets
p (3$387up, 3Pc Livingroomn
tables $97up,
o100-Headboards $79up.
FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200 HIGHPOINT
or best offer. (863)763-6747 FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE

BED: Full size, complete w/ all Sebring FL
parts.$75.863-634-6160 Next to Lowes & across
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt ._ .._ _
stands, dresser w/mirror & OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
armoire. Very nice. $800. 2 shelves. $1 20
(863)447-5173 (786)402-8683
BOOKCASES (3), White, also pARMO
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas- PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
sent Credenza. $175 for all, temporary. Florida colors
or will sep. (83)763-7989 Aqua, rPink & Cream Exc.
__wll_ _(863)7 _-798a condo. $50. (863)467-8681
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
stands, $250 Wheat Chenille loose cush-
(863)763-2601 ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
desk on bottom. $450, will Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
separate. 863-634-9622 $100. or best offer/
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red (863)983-2241
oak, with shelves. Excellent TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
condition. $1 25. Broyhill. $250
863-763-1520 (863)983-4940


WHEELCHAIR: Metics, Elec-
tric w/ rechargeable battery.
Like new! Pd. $5,000. Ask-
ing $1000 (863)357-5988
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trailer. Good condition.
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GOLF CLUBS: New, complete HEALTH FOOD solid doors & shelf, $350 or
set of oversized lite Graphite NATURE'S PANTRY best offer(561)633-1371
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade 417 W.S. Park DRUM SET- With double bass
forpistol. 772-461-8822 ... drum. Great for-beginner.
[-BI r I TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with $175. (863)357-6930
EM = incline, new condition, ask- ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
ing $150 (863)983-4940 trey Freedom II. Great condi-
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence tion. $500. (863)676-7156
info- 32 leather bound vol- 2000S, Like new condition, SNARE DRUM, Used, with
umes. $300. 863-697-2033 $135 (863)467-4328 stand. $50 (863)675-4098
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RIFLE- All originalAK47, call ,60.r fie, e.en s
for details, $600,
(863)467-1958 CEILING FANS (4), White Eupen 65
w/light kit. $120 for all, will
SPRINGFIELD ARMORYS UL- sell separately. OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
TRA COMPACT AUTO PIS- (561)629-6213 2 shelves. $120
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for (786)402-8683
details (863)467-1958 LAMPS (20): $20 takes all (786)402-8683
863-467-4253 Ili
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today's paper. Have you BABY MINIP
BOWFLEX SPORT: 6 months lookedfor$25
old. Barely used. Paid!Otr (863)983-7702
$1000, Asking $450.Fu ni0 COCKATIEL:eHome bred, han
(863)357-1620 fed & very tame. $r ,
PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4 (fed4&6v e e.h$20
EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness chairs Loveseat, lounge chair (863)634-8863Okeechobe
,Flyer. Very goo condition. (beautiful cover) 2 sm end ta- FISH TANK- 10 gallon. $15.
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FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
863-447-3357
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or561-889-2390
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-
ble. $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
S (561)718-1212
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessores $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- amps. Great con-
dition. $250.
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476


DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HRP
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, 21 Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25: or best
offer. (863)675-7504
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp venii3l
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


BARBIE BIG WHEELS (2) not
bji r:v y :pe'jirea d. i.20 wd i l


KIRBY G4, 80th Anriniver.,iar
El iiio n .In :omi. A acn-
ments, $400o
(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
for gun. 772-461-8822


ACOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
GUITAR.
Please call (863)467-7095
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTPS PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry'Supplies 860
Seeds,/Plants/
Flowers 865




FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280
LAWN TRACTOR: Ford Model
800. $2000. 863-763-5921


MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
OH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423


SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.
863-697-8103



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Brlggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HR with grass catcher. $300
or best offer, 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
,F, 1 .t.-,) '. ;' 4
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HP 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
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


LONGHORN STEER: Mature,
nice horns. $500. Call
863-763-4668 (leave a mes-
sage).


BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $15'00
(863)763-3631
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfleds

Rentals.



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



OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-,
nished studio ehlicieriy aio., all
util. $700/mo. 1.iT.r rjsr sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
*SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
Villas. New appl., 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 ipfdi.
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BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
DOWNTOWN OKEE., 3br 1.5
ba, Unfurnished. Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. mo.
(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, Iba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util, 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541
B RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
niceyard6& lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861



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.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
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BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry Rmn, 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


20 acres Oklahoma Beautiful
wooded tracts, surveyed,
county roads, growth path.
$495 dn $495 mo
186-mos/9%). Cash price
$49,995. No qualifying.
(800)421-7163 www.OK-
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'FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100
Acres 30% to 50% below
market. Call (866)352-2249,
X. 1200.
IN THEAREAOFBASINGER &
Kissimmee River State Park
85 ac. +/- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump &
electric. Formerly a Citrus
Grove. Suitable for Farming,
Ranching or Equestrian Site.
dickansav ahotmail.com or
(561)951-3544
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(866)554-3852 www.LAND-
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Mauk:AU3447.
North Carolina Lake Property
Sale April 28th Large
acreage, lake access, com-
munity pool, much more Call
for Details (866)930-5263.
So. Central FL Private Gated
Lakefront Community was
$169,900 NOW $69,900 1
to 3 acre lake access. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 xl1242.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN CABIN
New 3 BR log cabin with loft
on 5 acre mountaintop over-
looking great big trout
stream near New River State
Park and Galax, must sell
$299,500 owner
(866)789-8535.


NORTH FLA PROPERTIES 10
to 350 Acres starting at
$6200 per acre w/Owner fi-
nancing. (800)294-2313,
ext.1485 A Bar Sales Inc. 7
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GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
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Tennessee Lake Bargain 3 +
Acres- $19,900. FREE Boat
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Paved roads, utilities, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
1006.
Timber Company LAND SALE'
20 AC- $39,900 Subdivision
Potential 1st Time Offered!
Big mtn acreage w/ spec-
tacular views. 1 mile to Nick-
laus designed golf course,
TN River & close to rec lake.
Creekfronts avail. Excellent
financing. Won't last, call
now (866)852-2538, x
1070.
UNBELIEVABLE LAND BAR-
GAIN. GA/FL border. 400 to
1000 acres. Just $2950/
acre. Call Mark
(904)335-0496,,


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



DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
561-254-0579
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba $750. mo &.
2br, 2ba $700. mo.
Lake access, Quiet area,
1st, Last & Sec dep.
(561)743-4331
WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation,



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

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AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985
ALUMINUM BOAT- 12, V Bot-
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
(540)247-7955
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
(8fi3)674-0583
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
BOATS (2): 16ft cathole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft alum
v-hole Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
lil bi Tinm. 25np Evinrude, 2
iihvewell, traiier included.
$2400.239-595-5804 .:
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder-& Trolling motor
1.25.1. 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,
25HR 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
Short'Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375


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. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in
55+ park in Okeechobee.
Needs some work. $3500.
or best offer. (561)575-0522
ROGU '78: 'Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
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-
er, lOOhp, 31 hrs., $5,000.
(863)467-2037



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


HOD '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
extras, wide glide/wind-
shield, show bike, $6500
neg (863)467-6886 or
(561)723-0257
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
863-697-2434
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.
(540)247-7955



ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
(863)673-0545
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


AIRSTREAM- '70 Land 'ari,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready'to be remodeled.
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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.


Automobiles



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


$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos,.LUS
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! 'For
listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.
Auto's for Sale Honda Civic
19971 $7001 Nissan Altima
1995 $770! Toyota Corolla
1995 $540! Police Impounds
Available Now! For listings
Call (800)366-9813
Ext.9271.
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-
ine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200, or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT-'1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
863-234-9097 1
LINCOLN MARK.V'II: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
Sair 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,
g ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
(863)357-0697


Sonerni -ningee, vianager www.gie-iutcurou m ij
863 763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


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HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg., (863)201-3492


STORAGE TRAILER, 2 axles,
lights on inside & out,
21'lx5'9"w, $550.
(863)675-8760
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Charlie.
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


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
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988,
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,
rear storage racks, $1990
(863)673-0782
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose
purchasing at least one of the following:

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


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. i. ,



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
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
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Fo d
Van, new in box. $75
561-633-1371
LOW PROFILE TIRES
(4)<205/40/17, (2) 90"..
tread (2) 25% tread, $1011
neg (863)763-8797
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large
for airboat or GM cars. R.
duced to $50
(863)610-1120
PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
'99, No title. $250. Will seii
parts separate
(561)261-0930 .
RACING WHEELS & TIRES
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 3"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slick'
$1200.863-216-9905
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevr:,
let: $30.863-763-5762
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/u
Truck. complete. $200
772)359-2923 c,
863)467-5401.
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% ru:,.
ber, $175 for both or will s!,
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo.
drich, LT265/70R/17, almo:i:
new, only 1500k on then
$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
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD
good condition. $300 or besi
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass
like new, asking $300 or
'best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converted,
$400 or best offer
863-467-8856


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Li,'
riw. T150 (8Rl0)60.2?,68
CHEVY 4X4 83- 351 )ng.
spiicd 3,4 5 Super Swam-
per: '.c .15 0 (,l., .O.0951
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: 88
,ong ned .350 eng. ,i3 1 a "
strong eng. & trans. $)li4
negotiable..(863)697-0241
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
|et|iiJi eni gipi 6 new tires
$1200' or best. offe'
(863)634-3654
DODGE DAKOTA '95- 1501.
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgale
$1200 (863)675-0313
DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
automatic, good condition
asking $400 (863)673-5882
DODGE TRUCK- '86 Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings.
(863)675-4098
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many
many extras and many me.
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 ml. Tow
pkg. $32,000. (863)983-7213
LOAD HANDLER DUMPER:
For small pickup, never
used. $50.863-675-3032
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or best. offer.
(772)597-0650
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.


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