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Okeechobee News

Vol. 98 No. 103Friday, April 13, 2

Vol. 98 No. 103 Friday, April 13, 200c,

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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.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normalworking hours.


IRCC hosts events for
high school seniors
River Community College
(IRCC) is hosting two Go
Higher-Get Accepted events
on April 14 and 21 to help
high school seniors get
accepted to college before
they graduate.
Research shows that edu-
cation or training after high
school pays off in lifelong
benefits, including higher
wages, better job opportuni-
ties and even a longer life


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Drought Index
Current: 618
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:

Lake levels

10.09 feet

Last Year:
14.23 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ............8
Community Events . .4
Crossword ......... .9
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .........4
Sports ............. 5
TV ...............10
Weather ............ 2

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County OK's impact I as

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In 90 days, the cost of new
homes in the county will be
going up thanks to action taken
at the Thursday, April 12, meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
The board received the long
delayed final report on impact
fees from consultant Walter
Keller and, with little discussion,

lost no time in implementing
Commissioners also spent
some time discussing the airport
and industrial park. Sheriff Paul
May was given space at the
industrial park and a survey was
authorized for the airport.
Commissioners adopted a
resolution implementing impact
fees for roads, corrections, law
enforcement, fire and EMS. The
purpose of an impact fee is to

require a builder to pay for the
additional infrastructure his
development would require.
Impact fees will be imposed at
the time a building permit is
Total impact fees for a single
family dwelling unit built in an
unincorporated area of the
county would be about $1,800.
For an office, impact fees would
total $800. For multi-family
apartment buildings, the total

impact fee per unit would be
Impact fees for a mobile
home in a mobile home or RV
park would total $887 per unit,
per space.
Other impact fee schedules
were adopted for office, industri-
al and commercial uses.
It should be noted these are
county impact fees only.. To
these totals, everyone will have
to add a school impact fee.

For those inside the city lim-
its, -they will have to pay school,
fire/rescue and city impact fees.
Before the ordinance was
adopted, commissioners held a
public hearing to allow citizens
to voice their opinions and ask
questions. No one spoke at the
public hearing.
The ordinance calls for the
fees to be reconsidered in three
years. However, they can be
See'Fees Page 2

Water board

issues new


Water restrictions
for Okeechobee
remain at Phase II

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The governing board of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) met
Thursday morning in West
Palm Beach. One of the main
items on their agenda dealt
with the continuing drought
conditions in the district's 16-
county area.
They formally declared a

severe water shortage for
most of the area and an
extreme water shortage in the
Everglades Agricultural Area
The following orders were
approved at the meeting and
will become effective Friday,
April 13:
Modified Phase III
extreme water shortage
restrictions will be implement-
ed for the EAA basins located
within the Lake Okeechobee
service area.
Mandatory Phase III water
restrictions will go into effect
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CTST discusses

Train Safety

Awareness Week

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Community Traffic Safety
Team (CTST) met Wednesday,
April 11, and discussed the
promotion of Train Safety
Awareness Week.
Train Safety Awareness
Week is April 16-22.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, "this aware-
ness event aims to increase

motorist and pedestrian
awareness of highway-rail
grade crossing safety."
The FHP website goes on
to say that "in Florida during
the past five years, there have
been 509 highway/railroad
grade crossing collisions,
which resulted in 254 person-
al injuries and 81 fatalities.
During this same period, 147
pedestrians were killed and
See Safety-- Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Kiwanis
had their weekly meeting at
the Village Square Restaurant
where Okeechobee City Coun-
cilwoman Lydia Jean Williams
spoke on the history and cor-
relation of the Seminole Tribe
and Okeechobee.
The city will be having a
renaming ceremony on Satur-
day, April 21, at 1 p.m. in Fla-
gler Park #4. They will be
renaming West Fifth Avenue
back to its original name of
There will also be other fes-
tivities including entertain-
ment and vending of Seminole
clothing, jewelry and food
throughout the day which will
begin at 10 a.m. and last until 5
Councilwoman Williams

brought a map of Okeechobee
of the city from 1914 that out-
lines the old streets. This map
remained in place until 1971
when the city decided to have
their streets numbered.
According to Council-
woman Williams, in the
1950's, when other counties
would not allow the Semiholes
to attend their public schools,
Okeechobee opened their
doors to the Seminole chil-
Throughout the years the
Seminoles have shopped here,
played sports here and always
participated in special events
like the Speckled Perch and
Labor Day festivities in Flagler
Councilwoman Williams
brought a small. Indian doll
that she's had since she was 6
or 7 years old that represents
the ties she held as a child with

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the Seminole Tribe.
While the original person
that Osceola was named after
is unknown, it is thought to
have been named after Osceo-
la, the great warrior of the
Seminole Tribe.
The city presented a procla-
mation to Jimmie Scott Osceo-
la in May of 2006 after Council-
woman Williams happened to
meet him in a local store and
hear of his varied accomplish-
ments throughout his life.
They proclaimed May 20 to be
Jimmie Scott Osceola Day.
Mr. Osceola is a local Semi-
nole Indian who grew up in
Brighton and attended school
in Okeechobee. He was very
active in school sports and a
gifted artist who did India Ink
portraits, which are done by
making small black dots to
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Submitted photo
Martha's House gets new bench
Martha's House Emergency Shelter was the recipient of one of the benches built by
youth at Eckerd Youth Development Center (EYDC) during Juvenile Justice Week.
This was an opportunity for youth who are part of the Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice to give back to their communities and to others. Seated (left to right) Irene Luck,
Stephanie Locke, and Shirlean Graham-Stevens; and, standing, Desiree Boswell.

Long relationship: City to honor Seminole Tribe

COHe .:h,-t-.e N -. Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis member Jerry O'Bannon (left) and president-elect Jim Vensel (right) showed
their support for the renaming of West Fifth Avenue back to its original name of Osce-
ola. The renaming is in honor of the relationship of Okeechobee County and the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, which was presented by City Councilwoman Lydia Jean Williams

Kiwanis supports renaming of street

2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 13, 2007

Man files complaint; later arrested

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When Holmes Eugene Boyd
contacted a detective at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) about some worthless
checks, he didn't know that it was
he who would end up in jail.
Boyd was arrested Wednesday,
April 11, by Detective Rick Durfee
on seven counts of uttering a
forged instrument. His bond was
set at $17,500.


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reconsidered sooner if there is
Commissioner Clif Betts
noted the distinction Mr. Keller
had made for mobile homes. A
mobile home on a single lot is
charged the same impact fee as a
site-built home. The mobile
home rate is charged for a
mobile home in a mobile home
or RV park.
He said the school board did
not make that distinction in their
impact fee schedule and that it
would be better if both entities
were consistent in their rate
Road impact fees will be used
for a west side bypass road,
improvements on S.W 32nd
Street and S.W. 28th Street and a
countywide maintenance facility.
According to Mr. Keller's figures,
impact fees will generate about
25 percent of the cost of these
projects. The remainder must
come from additional sources.
Fire and fire/rescue impact
fees will be used for building a
new EMS station, for equipment
and for a countywide radio sys-
tem. Corrections impact fees
would be used for jail expansion
and a countywide radio system.


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on April 13 in the EAA just south
of Lake Okeechobee. Agricultur-
al water users will be required to
reducegheir water consumption
of Lake Okeechobee-connected
surface water by 45 percent.
Existing Phase II severe
water shortage restrictions will
remain in effect for portions of
the Lake Okeechobee service
area, along with a cease with-
drawal order for SFWMD permit-
ted agricultural users in Martin
and St. Lucie counties that with-
draw water from SFWMD
The Phase II restrictions in
this area have been in place
since March 22 and apply to
users who obtain their water
from Lake Okeechobee, public
utilities, canals, ponds and lakes.
These restrictions have predomi-
nantly impacted agricultural,
industrial and commercial water
users in parts of Hendry, Glades,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Lee
and Martin counties.
It also applies to residential
users whose water source is
Lake Okeechobee, or any of the

was set at $5,000.

reports also
indicate that
Boyd was
arrested that
same day by
OCSO Detec-
tive Edwin
Dana on a war-
rant charging
him with grand
theft. His bond
on that charge

In a related matter, commis-
sioners approved an interlocal
agreement with the City of Okee-
chobee for collecting impact
fees. The county will collect
school impact fees and forward
them to the school board, while
the city will collect county impact
fees and pass them along to the
In an unrelated matter, Sheriff
May received space in the airport
industrial park incubator build-
ing for the Citizens on Patrol
(COPs) program a program
that utilizes volunteers to patrol
residential areas and report sus-
picious activity.
He told commissioners the
COP program needed covered
storage space. The sheriff said
his present office building is full
and closet and hall spaces were
used for offices.
Currently, the COP program
operates out of a building owned
by the property appraiser.
The incubator building has
three sections that are designed
to be rented out to provide office
and operating spaces for start up
Deputy County Administrator
Robbie Chartier noted that the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Commerce was interest-
ed in renting space at the health
department. She said rent from

surface water canals recharged
by the lake. Those utility cus-
tomers in South Bay, Belle
Glade, Pahokee and Clewiston
are also affected by these restric-
Phase II restrictions require
users to reduce their surface
water use by 30 percent.
Private wells are not restrict-
ed in this area. SFWMD will con-
tinue to monitor conditions in
this area on a weekly basis to
assess the need for increased
A Phase II severe water
shortage has been declared for
the lower east coast service area,
comprised of eastern Palm
Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties, along
with a small part of Martin Coun-
ty served by the Tequesta Water
A Phase II severe water
shortage has been declared for
the lower west coast service
area, comprised of Lee, Collier,
Hendry, Glades counties and a
part of Charlotte County.
A Phase I moderate water
shortage has been declared for
the upper east coast service
area, comprised of Martin and
St. Lucie counties. These restric-
tions are aimed at outdoor water

According to Detective Durfee,
Boyd contacted him on Wednes-
day, March 21, about some worth-
less checks. He filled out a com-
plaint report stating that he had
received the checks from a local
woman, but the account was
The detective compared the
signature on the check to the
woman's signature on her driver's
license and saw that they were dif-
ferent. Detective Durfee then con-
tacted the woman and was told

that space would more than off-
set the loss of rent from the incu-
bator building.
It was also noted that the
presence of the sheriff's office in
the industrial park would
improve security.
In another matter regarding
the airport, commissioners
authorized a survey of the airport
property in order to provide a
legal description required by the
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA). Craig A. Smith was award-
ed the contract at a cost of
Airport manager Vernon Gray
noted that a thorough search
could not uncover a complete
After discussion with Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) representa-
tives, commissioners declined to
take action on a leaking injection
well at the sports complex until
more information -could be
In other action, the board:
e granted 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
granted final plat approval
for the proposed 39-lot Palm
Creek Estates Unit 4 subdivision

use and limit lawn watering and
auto washing to three days a
week. These days will be Mon-
day, Wednesday and Saturday
from 4 until 8 a.m. for addresses
that end in an odd numbers; and
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
from 4 until 8 a.m. for even-num-
bered addresses.
Phase I water restrictions
require users to reduce water
usage by 15 percent. The Phase I
restrictions in this area apply to
users who get their water from
public utilities, private wells,
canals, ponds and lakes.
A detailed water delivery
plan affecting agricultural users
in the Lake Istokpoga area was
also approved. Phase II restric-
tions are now in effect for other
users in this area.
These new restrictions will
stay in place until the board
rescinds them.
"We appreciate the public's
understanding and compliance
with the new water use restric-
tions," said Kevin McCarty, chair-
man of the SFWMD governing
board. "This new set of restric-
tions represents some of the
toughest cutbacks we've ever
had to endure in South Florida,
but we're all in this together and
we all have to do our parts."

that some of her checks were
stolen so she closed the account
before they could be cashed.
The seven checks, totaling
$1,210, were cashed at a local
bank between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5,
according to the arrest report. The
report also shows that the checks
were written for varying amounts
from $60 up to $300.
Detective Dana charged Boyd
with grand theft in connection
with the alleged theft of a cement

adjacent to Palm Creek Estates
Unit 3, but did not accept the
streets for maintenance because
it is a gated community;
transferred $3,701 from the
Transportation Trust Fund
Resave for Contingencies to
Transportation Disadvantaged
operating line item to cover the
county's portion of a grant to
provide transportation for the
awarded a bid for six pre-
cast concrete tables at a cost of
purchased a Ford 2007 F-
750 flatbed dump/labor truck at a
cost of $85,639;
purchased an aerial boom
lift for the facilities maintenance
department at a cost of $123,395;
awarded a contract for engi-
neering services to provide pre-
liminary project costs for infra-
structure improvements in
Okeechobee Gardens subdivi-
sion at a cost of $31,000; and,
appointed Lowery
Markham to serve out the
remainder of Noel Chandler's
term on the Tourist Development

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SFWMD Director Carol Wehle
said: "If we don't get above aver-
age rainfall this summer, we may
not come of drought conditions
until after next year's dry sea-
"Our primary concerns are
public health and safety," stated
Missie Barletto, of SFWMD's
Okeechobee Service Center.
"We are concerned for the
coastal well fields. If salt intrudes
into these wells, it will take years
to recover them. We also must
ensure that we have adequate
water for fire protection, and
that we have a clean, healthy
drinking water supply for our
hospitals and homes."
Ms. Barletto pointed out that
once it starts raining, we could
see local flooding.
"After an extended drought,
the ground has gotten so hard
that water will not soak in and
flooding occurs," explained Ms.
Barletto. "Now is the time to
conserve every drop of water
and when it does begin to rain,
shut off lawn sprinklers."

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Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee Christ-
ian 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.

VFW Post hosting karaoke contest
OKEECHOBEE --VFW Post #4423,300 N.W. 34th St., will hold an
open house in conjunction with a karaoke contest. The contest is open
to the public.
Preliminaries are on April 14. Warm up and practice begins at 6
p.m. Weekly winners will go to the finals on April 21 at 7 p.m.
There is a $10 entry fee and all the fees go to the winners.
For information about the contest and membership call David at
(863) 697-9002, or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818.
Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted sep-
arately on an application, which can be picked up at American Legion
Post #64,501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accompany
the application and donations are welcome as well.
For information, call (863) 763-2950.

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 pres-
sure, 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 District's
(SFWMD) Okeechobee Service Center will host a public meeting on
Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until noon on the second 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
For information, call Jeff McLemore at 1-800-2504200, ext. 3022.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s. The wind will
be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the east in the
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday. Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s. The wind will
be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph increasing to around 15 mph
in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy
with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and breezy. The high
will be in the upper 70s. The chance of is rain 40 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly clear and cooler with the low in the lower 50s.
Monday: Sunny with the high in the upper 70s.

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another 99 injured while tres-
passing on railroad property
rights-of-way. Florida now ranks
third in the nation in trespass
fatalities. Every single 'one of
these incidences could have
been prevented if safety precau-
tions would have been
May Buckle-Up Week will
also be occurring during the last
week of May. The exact dates are
not yet confirmed.
The CTST also discussed the
possibility of acquiring bike hel-
mets from another organization.


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Debra Stallings, FDOT CTST
coordinator, suggested to the
team to think of target areas to
discuss at their next meeting on
Wednesday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m.
They will also be working on
educational campaigns such as
coasters to distribute to local
establishments to try to encour-
age people to have a designated
driver when consuming alco-
holic beverages.
Meetings are held in the con-
ference room of the Okee-
chobee County Administration
Annex, 458 U.S. 98 N.

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make a picture.
He painted the first picture of
the Brahma Bull on the old
school gym wall.
It was during the City Council
meeting where Jimmie Scott
Osceola and his brother Joe Dan
Osceola received the proclama-
"Joe Dan Osceola made the
statement to the council that this
was the first time a Seminole had
been invited to attend a city or
county council meeting," Coun-
cilwoman Williams told Kiwanis
members Thursday.
Joe Dan Osceola was also the
first Seminole Indian to graduate
from Okeechobee High School.
Judge William Hendry sug-
gested to Councilman Dowling
Watford at that time about possi-
bly changing the street name
back to Osceola.
As the City is preparing for

this ceremony, the Seminole
Tribe is preparing for their 50th
anniversary of becoming incor-
porated in 1957.
The city asks that all citizens
of Okeechobee continue the
support of the correlation
between the Seminole Tribe and
Okeechobee by attending the
upcoming ceremony.
In other business, the Kiwanis
had a successful pancake break-
fast that raised approximately
At noon on May 3, the Kiwa-
nis will hold their Day of Prayer
at the courthouse instead of their
regular weekly meeting at the
Village Square.
They will also be at the sports
complex on May 10 with the Key
Club and the Builder's Club for
Appreciation Day with the teach-
ers and the superintendent of

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EES students of the week
Here are the Everglades Elementary School Students of the Week for April 9-13. The
following students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students
are in no particular order, Devin Phillips, Christian Matias, and Fabian Montoya-Tello.
First grade students are Devon Johnson, Licett Castaneda, Patricia Alexander, Michael
Lazaro, Brooke Brazil, and Reece Agnew. Second grade students are Carolyn Major,
Jennifer Murphy, Josiah Villeda, Marie Eshleman, and Adriana Hernandez. Third grade
students are Faith Wilson, Kristen Dryden, and Keith Chamberland. Fourth grade stu-
dents are Juan Liberato, Emily Coffey, Autumn Wakelee, Vinson Gonzalez, and Pablo
Alvarez. Fifth grade students are Victoria Hyatt, Nikki Delcamp, and Nichole Kick-
lighter. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

IRCC hosts special events

for high school seniors

FORT PIERCE Indian River
Community College (IRCC) is
hosting two Go Higher-Get
Accepted events on April 14 and
21 to help high school seniors
get accepted to college before
they graduate.
Research shows that educa-
tion or training after high school
pays off in lifelong benefits,
including higher wages, better
job opportunities and even a
longer life span.
Go Higher-Get Accepted
events offer seniors hands-on
help to assess their career inter-
ests and decide the type of
degree or certificate to pursue;
apply online at; and

find and apply for financial aid.
The two Saturday events at
IRCC will be held from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. in Crews Hall (W
Building) at the main campus at
3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
Seniors who attend either
Saturday event will receive a
coupon for a free College Place-
ment Test (CPT).
The Go Higher-Get Accepted
campaign is sponsored by the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion, 23 participating communi-
ty colleges, 94 high school part-
ners and, Florida's
student advising website.
"We encourage every high
school student to enroll in their

local community college and
achieve the American Dream
through a college education that
will lead to an outstanding
career and higher quality of
life," said Community Colleges
Chancellor David Armstrong.
"Community colleges are a great
opportunity for all Florida stu-
dents to get a quality education
at an affordable price. For stu-
dents who qualify for a Medal-
lion level Bright Futures scholar-
ship, 100 percent of their tuition
will now be paid for at a com-
munity college."
For more information on the
campaign and a complete listing
of events, visit

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Registration for


begins April 16

The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
kindergarten registration at the fol-
lowing schools: April 16, North Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5100;
April 17, Central Elementary
School (863) 462-5077; April 18,
Seminole Elementary School (863)
462-5116; April 19, Everglades Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5108;
and, April 20, South Elementary
School (863) 462-5087.
If your child will be 5 years old
on or before Sept. 1, 2007, you
should begin gathering the follow-
ing information required by law to
enter public school: Legal proof of
birth date; up-to-date immuniza-
tion record; health exam record
that has been completed by a
physician since Sept. 1, 2006; and,
proof of residence such as an FPL
statement or OUA statement, etc.
Please contact the school your
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten reg-
istration. If you do not know which
school your child should attend,
contact the Student Services office
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 260.
del kinder
16 de abril, North Elementary
School (863) 462-5100; 17 de abril,
Central Elementary School (863)
462-5077; 18 de abril, Seminole Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5116; 19
de abril, Everglades Elementary
School (863) 462-5108; 20 de abril,
South Elementary School (863)
Su nino/a debera tener cinco de
edad en o antes, del primero de
septiembre, 2007, para poder ser
Antes de que su nino(a) entire a
la escuela, usted necesita traer los
documents siguientes:
Acta de Nacimienta (Prueba de
Nacimiento); Expedientes de las
Vacumas (Estar al dia y documen-
tadas por un doctor o el Depart-
mento de Salud); Un Certificado de
Examen Fisico (Hecho por un doc-
tor desde el 1 de septiembre de
2006); Prueba de Recidencia
(Cuenta de FPL, Cuenta de OUA,
Pongase en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area para
hacor una cita.

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Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Michael Paul Stanley, 30,
Gary Street, Lantana, was arrest-
ed April 9 by Deputy Donald Ellis
on a charge of felony battery, and
a misdemeanor charge of tres-
pass after warning. His bond was
set at $55,000. He was later
arrested by Deputy Kristin Gray
on a charge of grand theft. His
bond on that charge was set at
e Roy Albert Padgett, 18, S.W.
Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 9 by Detective
Sergeant Brad Stark on a felony
charge of retaliating against a
witness/victim, and a misde-
meanor charge of battery (gang
related). His bond was set at
Ellis Howard, 66, N.W.
Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 9 by Detective M.D.
Faulkner on a charge of failure to
register or report within 48
hours. His bond was set at
Anthony James Indiviglia,
16, S.W. Jaslo Ave., Port St. Lucie,
was arrested April 9 by Deputy
Corporal Randy Thomas on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Roger Allan Cook, 45, S.E.
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 10 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging him with amended
violation of probation dealing
in stolen property. He is being
held without bond.
Jason Michael Oyoung, 26,

E. 70th Street, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 10 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with tampering
with a witness. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Rodrigo Mejea Perez, 34,
Homer St., Lehigh Acres, was
arrested April 10 by Deputy Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with
high speed or wanton fleeing,
aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a dead-
ly weapon and tampering with
physical evidence. His bond was
set at $45,000.
Eric Aponte, 20, S.E. 23rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 10 by Deputy Lt. Keith Mur-
rish on a warrant charging him
with lewd and lascivious battery.
His bond was set at $50,000.
Randall Wayne Milner, 25,
N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April, 10 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with amended vio-
lation of probation possession
of cocaine (two counts), amend-
ed violation of probation pos-
session of a controlled substance
(two counts) and amended vio-
lation of probation driving
while license suspended habit-
ual offender (two counts). He is
being held without bond.
Jarred Lloyd Morris, N.W.
Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 10 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him violation of probation -
grand theft and violation of pro-
bation fraudulent use of a cred-
it card. His bond was set at
Pebbles Tyler, 18, West
Campus Drive, Fort Lauderdale,
was arrested April 10 by Deputy
William Maerki on a charge of
battery on detention staff. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
Manuel Hernandez Domin-
go, 23, N.W. Fourth Ave., Okee-

chobee, was arrested April 10 by
Deputy B. Potter on a felony
charge of aggravated battery and
a misdemeanor charge of resist-
ing arrest without violence. His
bond was set at $2,000.
Justin Aaron Gould, 24, S.E.
21st Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 11 by Deputy P.
Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with felony battery (prior convic-
tion). His bond was set at $2,500.
Jesus Torres, 20, S.E. Toby
Martin Lane, Ruskin, was arrest-
ed April 11 by Deputy P. Massung
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with amended
violation of probation criminal
mischief over $1,000 (two
counts). He is being held without
Sherita Yovon Thomas, 24,
S.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 11 by Detective J.P.
Zeigler on a felony charge of petit
theft (prior convictions). She was
released on her own recogni-
Amos Alvernon Spells, 34,
N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 11 by Detec-
tive Rosemary Farless on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with capitol sexual
battery on a victim under the age
of 12. He is being held without
Tony Sauls, 34, S.E. 13th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 11 by Deputy R. Hartsfield
on a charge of unlawful sexual
activity with a minor. His bond
was set at $150,000.
Erica Niekiese Cooper, 28,
N.W. 40th Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 12 by Deputy
Cpl. Randy Thomas on a felony
charge of aggravated assault and
a misdemeanor charge of bat-
tery. She was released on her
own recognizance.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-

wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

A Thought To

I wonder how many apples
had fallen from the trees before
Isaac Newton came to his certain
conclusion regarding the law of
How many
people had
watched a
boiling kettle
on a stove
with the lid
being lifted
by steam
By pressure?
ByPaul One day the
Buxton bright-eyed
Watt saw this
and began thinking about a
steam engine.
What ability did New and
Watt have that millions before
them did not possess? Did they
just use the ability they had?
Little ability does not mean
little opportunity. Many great
services to mankind have been
rendered by persons of little abil-
ity. No gift is small if we make good
use of it. No opportunity is insignifi-
cant if we use it significantly.
Thought to Remember: "No
matter how little we have, tri-
umph follows its sincere use."

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SHARPTON: I saw on TV about Al Sharpton complaining about Don
Imus and something he said. I can understand that he didn't like it, but I
don't understand. I thought Sharpton was a preacher and was supposed
to turn the other cheek and get along with people instead of trying to get
the man fired from his job.
WORKERS: I see where the average, hard-working tomato picker is
going to be able to make over $140 a day. When you throw in all the free
services, no insurance and no taxes it would be nice if the average, Okee-
chobee, hard-working taxpayer and voter could do the same. That would
be great.
WATER: I just wonder how they can keep on building more and more
homes that cost hundreds of thousands dollars, when most people in
Okeechobee are not rich and can't afford those homes. And with the
water situation, how are they going to provide it to the homes if we wind
up getting saltwater in our water. Are they prepared to convert saltwater
to regular water so we can drink it? I think it's going to happen the way the
lake level is still going down.
CANALS: I can't understand why we couldn't get some help cleaning
these canals while the water is way down. I am 80 years old and I've done
a little bit, but I can't do much. It would be nice if we could get some help.
FAIR: I was wondering why there hasn't been anything in the paper
about the results of the Okeechobee first county fair. I am naturally curi-
ous about how it did and what the turn out was and all that. Can you get
that information?
Editor's note: The lead story on page 1 of the Thursday, April 12,
Okeechobee News dealt with the inaugural county fair.
WATER SOLUTION: I have a suggestion to help the water situation --
double the price of the water. People might use only half as much as usual
therefore their bill Will be the same as before. The water company will get
the same money as before because, at double the price, there will be only
half the consumption.
JUSTICE: The black community cannot continue to be upset when
the white community uses the same foul, nasty language they do. As
Oprah says, if blacks use the "N" word then they have to expect the white
community to use the word. And Reverend Sharpton, how outraged is he
that a young black woman lied and accused three young Duke University
lacrosse players of raping her only to find out she lied. I don't hear him on
his radio show ranting and raving that injustice has been done and an
immediate investigation needs to be done. What is this? How racist can
you be if you only care about the black community? Racist is racist! Jus-
tice is supposed to be fair and equal regardless of color. Hip-Hop originat-
ed from the black community, yet if a white group sings the same lyrics
they are racist. What is the matter with this picture?
INJUSTICEM There still remains, in this world, a lot of injustice. It's been
around for years and will continue to be around long after you and I are
dead and 6-feet under. Sometimes we all have to pick and choose what's
important to us and make a concerted effort to see that there is justice.
Remember to practice what we preach.
TOLERANT VSJNTOLERANT: I can't help thinking that the pendulum
will start to swing the other way if people don't show some forgiveness to
Imus. If he is vilified, people will feel sorry for him. I think others like Al
Sharpton should cut Imus a little slack. One player said she was damaged
for life because of what Don Imus said. Is this a set-up for a lawsuit?
Remember Jesse Jackson and his 'hymietown' statement? People have
forgiven him. And like what was said here before, that's how blacks talk
about themselves so it makes it seem OK for others to do the same. And
remember the schoolteacher, Ruth Ann Sherman? She was horribly criti-
cized for reading "Nappy Hair" to her students. She was only trying to
help her students. And that book, written by a black author, was made to
appreciate the differences between the races. Most of her critics had not
even read the book. The tolerant must forgive the intolerant.
CRUDE COMMENT: I don't watch or really listen to Imus. It was a hor-
rible and crude comment. But I could not help think back to that Oprah
show I watched. She was interviewing the cast members of the movie
"Crash" and she made avery powerful statement that the black commu-
nity must stop using language such as they do, or they have no right to cry
foul when the white community uses the same terms. As for Reverend
Sharpton, if you looked in the dictionary under racist you would find his
GAS PRICES: It's killing me to put gas in my vehicle anymore. Soon I
shall be walking, I guess. Between the gas prices and the increase on gro-
ceries, I really don't see how anyone can make it anymore. So sad.
GROUCHY PEOPLE: I have a couple comments. The first one is about
the newspaper. You are doing a great job and I love seeing the pictures of
the children and I love reading the paper. If it wasn't for the pictures of the
children I probably wouldn't read the paper. For the grouchy people who
don't like seeing the children, I'm very sorry you feel that way. My second
comment is about the gay club. If those children choose to be what they
are, allow them to be what they are. There is no way to stop it. The more
you try to prevent it, the more it's going to be hidden. I have eight children
and I pray to God that they grow up and deal with whatever by their
morals. God knows what is in store for those children. God does what he
pleases, no matterwho says. If it is God's will, it will be done.
EASIER: In reference to Priorities on Wednesday, April 11, this person
stated on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. people were playing in a field rather
than being in church. Apparently the caller wasn't in church either or they
wouldn't have seen them playing in the field. The caller said they were
glad they weren't raised here and I'm glad they weren't raised here, too.

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Letters to the Editor

New Horizons
needs your help
New Horizons, your commu-
nity mental health center that
serves people with mental illness
and substance abuse disorders,
needs your help.
Last fiscal year New Horizons
was awarded a $1 million appro-
priation to help construct a much
needed Children's Crisis Unit.
This year New Horizons has
requested additional money-- $5

million toward escalating con-
struction costs. However, it
should be noted that New Hori-
zons recently hired a fund devel-
opment director to direct a capital
campaign to help build the Chil-
dren's Crisis Unit. Thus, a true
public/private partnership has
been launched.
Sometimes our children are
being sent as far away as West
Palm Beach, Orlando, and even
Miami for services. This is a trav-
esty and we should not allow this
to continue.

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Upcoming Events

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
becoming 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-
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.
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,
contact 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;
Debbie 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
materials 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
Okeechobee 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.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Club meets at 6 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave. The executive committee meeting follows at 7 p.m. For
information call Melissa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public Is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)

In addition to the $1 million
received for the Children's Crisis
Unit, New Horizons was awarded
$1 million from the Department
of Children and Families (DCF) to
start a program called Family
Emergency Treatment Center
(FETC). This program has served
over 850 children to date and
helps deter admissions to jails,
detention centers and other deep
end services.
New Horizons is asking the
state to continue investing in this
program as the revenue stream is

non-recurring. To continue fund-
ing this program is simply smart
Please join New Horizons and
me in encouraging our legislators
and our entire community to con-
tinue these much-needed pro-
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chairman of the board
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Okeechobee and
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Community Events

Hospice plans clearance sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a special
clearance sale on Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Remem-
ber, parking is not allowed in the grassy median outside the fenced
area. There is ample parking inside the fenced area. For information,
call Rhonda Peterman at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Dinner benefits church mission trip
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a
smoked chicken dinner on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The cost of the dinner is $6 and includes one-quarter chicken, green
beans, scalloped cheese potatoes, fresh roll arid pound cake. Pick up
or delivery is available. All proceeds go to the Church of God mission
trip to Mexico. For information and orders, call (863) 763-4127 or
(863) 467-1750.

Church to 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 Sis-
ter Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

Church hosting Teen Idol contest
Faith Alive Fellowship, located behind Ford Motor Company, will
host a Teen Idol contest for teens aged 13-18 on Friday, April 13, at 6
p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the most talented teen. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-6706. For rules, call (863) 610-9032.

Church of God hosting youth revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., and Cross
Fire Youth Ministry will host a youth revival on Friday, April 13, and
Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and services will start at
6 p.m. Some of those scheduled to perform include: Julian Drive;
Ignite (Okeechobee Church of God youth band); Fire Within (Okee-
chobee 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 at "
Scrapbooking crop party planned
Ascrapbooking 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. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information, call Car-
olyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Child abuse is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April
14, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I 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 Independent Liv-
ing 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 information, contact Children's
Home Society at (772) 489-5601 or

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series
"Green Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has also
appeared on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Marcus
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 Sci-
ence 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 conference is
open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

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.

Library hosting Florida Jeopardy
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host Flori-
da Jeopardy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone is invited to join
your friends and neighbors to find out how much you really know
about the Sunshine State. Come to play or just to cheer on the con-
testants. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is
free and open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-3536.
Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a basic first
aid class on Tuesday, April 17;, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863)

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

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W 28th St. in
the New Endeavor School building. This meeting is open to the pub-
lic. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide net-
work of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing serv-
ices for pregnant women and infants. For information, call Kay
Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Low putts award
Ida Curtis won the low putts award (28) at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club World Championship
P.I.G.S. tournament on March 21.

Sports Briefs

Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Summer swim team
sign-ups scheduled
The Okeechobee County sum-
mer swim team, known as the
Shockwaves, will hold registrations
on April 12 and 13 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex swim-

ming pool, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.
The cost for this year's team will be
$60 for the first child and $55 for
each child after that. There will also
be a $12 league insurance fee.
Practice will begin on Wednesday,
April 18 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Prac-
tice will then be hbld three nights a
week, Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For
information, contact the pool
office at (863) 467-7667.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
13, through Thursday, April 19,
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
Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
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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
Theatre III "Disturbia"(PG-
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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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
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yrs, Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
BED- Queen, 4 post, Carved
pineapple design. Needs
small repair. (863)697-8087
MIX (m): lyr, house broken,
black & tan, friendly, free to
good home. 863-610-0569
PUPPIES, Coby, Red Nose &
Lab mixed. To good homes.

OKEECHOBEE, Sat., April 14th,
8am-?, 3505 SE. 36th Ave.,
Take 441 S., past Taylor Creek
Bridge & turn left @
Shell Station, See signs.
Too much list... See you there


1400 SE 21st St.
Sat., April 14th, 8am to ?
Many unique items.

OKEECHOBEE- Fri & Sat, April
13th & 14th, 8 am-?, 3802
SE 25th St., Tools, house-
hold items, some furniture,
fishing gear & something for

OKEECHOBEE: Fri Sun, Apr 13
- 15, 8am-3pm. 11311 NE 3rd
Cir, Quail Acres, off 441N, 5
mins from town. Furniture, appli-
ances, clothes, kids items, etc.


Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply atthe Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972

upto $15.00 hr.
Immediate openings
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CDL B w/Hazmat Req.
Exp. Pref. Comp. Salary + OT
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106

Industrial mechanics for
its Okeechobee facility.
Work Includes trou-
bleshooting, repair and
maintenance of mechani-
cal and electrical sys-
tems in addition to weld-
ing and fabrication work.
5+ years of mechanical
or electrical maintenance
experience required.
Company recognizes
and rewards ability in
addition to providing
competitive benefits.
Please send resume to:
Maintenance Unit
1289 NE 9" Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or fax (863) 467-0045

F/T, Detail oriented for A/R,
A/P & payroll. Exp. in Excel
& Word, $10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax Resume 772-597-3550
Full or part time, no selling
required. $100 free gift for all
callers. 863-484-0278
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588

has a new position
available for a
Service Technician.
Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
Seam Metal and Single Ply,
minimum 2 years experi-
ence. Great pay and benefits.
Call 863-763-9119.

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teacher in carrying out duties.
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children. Assist cook in the
preparation and serving of meals.
Fax resume to 954-967-3477

Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
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Babysitting 4i15
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Child Care Offered-1 '5'
Instruction -1420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 4'3)
Medical Services4.5

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

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

BABY ITEMS Great condi-
tion, $300 or best offer. Call
239-243-1588, LaBelle.
BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
bouncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep. (863)673-2726
CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
$100. 863-697-2704
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bet. noon

ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358

screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony

Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681

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

BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75.863-634-6160
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 ft.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice, $800.
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338'
DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1,000's. $1000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557,

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pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$800. 863-447-5173
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pin 863-357-0391 Okee
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or
MOVING SALE Tables, Chairs,
Beds, Bureaus... Good clean
:,.i ,ilaii,, Good prices. By ap-
pointment. (207)557-0557
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size..
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250

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

RIFLE- All original AK47, call
for details, $600
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)467-1958

old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,

LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!

PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4
chairs, Loveseat, lounge chair
(beautiful cover) 2 sm end ta-
bles $150. (863)763-9410
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2600 new,
asking $800. (863)763-6907
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907

CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.

CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET- With double bass,
drum. Great for beginner.
$175. (863)357-6930
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion: $500. (863)676-7156

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

great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed & very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
No papers. Males $200,
.Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose,
parents on premises. $300 -
$400. 863-610-0685
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
ing deposits. Black & White,
1st shots & wormed. $350.
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256

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

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

Tables, chairs, booths, Etc.
Like new. Call Bob
904-254-0772 From
Local's Restaurant, Okee. Area

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

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, L'nens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8. Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps, Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets .'Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.

39 pieces, China, assorted
items. $300. 863-946-1896

DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
Works well. $75
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area

Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48".
$150. (315)528-5771

SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.

1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
MMATS. $1000. neg.
15", $100 (863)634-6476

CRAFTSMAN 25HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" chuck. $300.
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427

battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.

KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.

ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.


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

bush hog, $3850
800. $2000. 863-763-5921
Harss 084

ING: 15 years old. $2500.
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle

QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.

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 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
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
runs great. $250.
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033

Very healthy.
Land, Race & York.
$50. ea. (863)763-4205
nice horns. $500. Call
863-763-4668 (leave a mes-

barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st., last& sec. dep. of
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
1br, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $195/wk
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call

Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 1br, 1ba, $750 +
until. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!

OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage, (863)467-2541

3/2/2, $1400/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. mmed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br 1 1:,, i,.
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifelds.

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
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

BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, for 1 yr. all
rent pd to be used towards
down pymt. Reducing price
to $179,100. Visit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.

VALUE: 3/2, Oversize lot,
two car garage, CA/H, Pub-
lic utilities, paved street.
Close to everything.
STREET: 3/2, CA/H, Fenced
yard, utility ,ullini ]
screened porch. $152,900.
CA/H, Oversize lot, utility
bldg, paved street, nice
neighbors. $204,900.
Florida Properties of
Fort Pierce, LLC
1402 Delaware Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Mobile Homes

POLARIS JET SKI, '03, 3 seat-
er, 100hp, 31 hrs., $5,000.

Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385
Motocyc es 03

BMW, 1996K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.

Full Tim

Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631 634-2044

BUGGY, Runs good. $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-0582
HUNTING BOW, with all ac-
cessories. $150
(863)763-3631 or
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829



The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.




Must have a dependable car and provide excellent
service to our customers everyday.

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.

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

2BR/1BA SW $590/mo.
2BR/2BA CBS MH $590/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
(32f11t RV/BA $490/ elec)
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031

1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.



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

AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
(540)247-7955 -
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft alum
v-hole Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
DELHI BOAT-'74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg..863-675-7034
KOBE- 19,,A6 ,.,i Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park.
25HR commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800.9.41-755-3588
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
than 100 hrs. Merc 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
suntracker. $26,000. Neg.
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

2001, 36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
(863)467-2309 or email
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.
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.
PLAYMOR: 5th Wheel Trailer,
new a/c, tires & fridge, ex-
cellent shape. $3750.

OkAenchnhaee. News. Friday. April 13. 2007

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

ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat. $2500. (863)447-0337
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 Yacht,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714
Alumalite, well maintained,
new tires, twin beds. Must
see! $6500.863-635-5407


F'i IIi

DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232


CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
running condition. $1000.
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT- '1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
air dde, all odg, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Ede. LaBelle area
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
2 door. Good on gas, All
Sower. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300

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
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930


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* a J~ iI~

20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673,2671
24"x17", Great for Swamp
bugy, hot rod or any vehicle
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
OIL COOLER KIjT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250. (863)697-3865
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevro-
let. $30. 863-763-5762
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.

new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
automatic, good condition,
asking $400 (863)673-5883
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rne parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305

UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Chadie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995. 863-763-3551
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,
rear storage racks, $1990
Find It master. Sl It soon-
r In the classiflds

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I PubicNoice

The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Is
announcing their General Election for the position of Chairman at Large and
President at Large along with Tribal Council and Board of Directors
Reservation Representative for the Big Cypress, Brighton and Hollywood
Reservations. By our Tribal Constitution and Corporate Charter we are
publicly announcing our Seminole Tribe of Florida General Election to be
held on May 14, 2007.
For Tribal Council Chairman at Large and President at Large and Tribal.
Council Representatives and Board of Directors Representatives in
accordance with the Amended Constitution and Bylaws of the Seminole
Tribe of Florida, and the Amended Corporate Charter of The Seminole Tribe
of Florida, Inc., a General Election is called for the following offices, on
Monday, May 14, 2007

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
Detailled specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive Di-
rector, at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Phone umber 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 of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th, Avenue, on or before 3:00 PM on
April 27, 2007.
John F. Hayord
Executive Director
204521 ON 4/13,14,15/07

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, Phne 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 besi
Interest of the O UA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located al
Okeechobee 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


The Position at Large are the Chairman and the President who are voted on
by all qualified eligible voters.
Enrolled members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who have reached their
18th birthday on or before April 14, 2007, and who have lived on any
combination of the reservations ten (10) month out of each year for the
past four years, are eligible to vote for the positions mentioned above.
The representatives for Tribal Council and Board of Directors are voted for
by residents of their respective reservations.
Eligible members who wish to become candidates may obtain a petition
from one of the Tribal Offices at Brighton, Big Cypress, and Hollywood
reservations, beginning April 13, 2007 or can obtain petitions from the
Secretary of the Tribal Council and Board of Directors. The completed
petitions from candidates must be in the hands of the Secretary no later
than 5:00 p.m. on or before April 20, 2007 so that the announcement of
candidates can be announced on April 23, 2007.

The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 @ 3:30 P.M. The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more in-
formation, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department,
499 N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863)763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding Is made and the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official record of the DepartmenL
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
ndustry Ucensing Board
203914 ON 4/13,22/07

I Pu li N t i I

NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Ave-
nue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Floida. The items of con-
sideration at this meeting are:
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-005-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Steve Dobbs, on behalf of property owner InSite Development Group.
The application is to changthe the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Mul-
Family (MF) for vacant property located between Northwest 5th and 7th Avenues
and Northwest 11th and 13th Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21
and 22, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 11.29 acress. This
succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed for an area designated Rural Area of
Critical EcCoomic Concern. The propous e is to construct a mult-family devel-
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-006-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of property owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLC. The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF)
to Commercial (C) for property located at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee Subdivision an anis ap-
proximately 0.64 acress. The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence for
a medical office.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-007-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Gianinna Mitchell on behalf of property owner Jesus Sivas The appli-
cation is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Commercial(C)
for property located at 1001 Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 7 and
8 of Block 8, South Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 0.325 acre(s).
The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence for a professional business
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-004-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLC. Thepetition Is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single
Family-One (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for property located at
608 Northeast 2nd Avenue.. Legal description: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 0.64 acres. This petition is associat-
ed with Comprehensive Plan Smal Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Applica-
tion 07-006-SSA.
*Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a car wash
within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-283(21) sub-
mitted by property owners Ivan and Zoraida Lujan. The subject property is located
at 906 South Parrott Avenue. Legal description: Lots 3 through 5of Block 6, South
Okeechobee Subdivision. Petition No. 07-003-SE.
*Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Pleas be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals wil serve as the deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Exceptions or Variance Appllcatlan(s). The Planning Board will make recommenda-
tions to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole pur-
pose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the pmroceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
callTDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
2027300ON 4/4,13/07

The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
Apil 17, 2007 @ 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Amanda Sewell
at the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim'record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup forofficial records of the Department.
Amanda Sewell, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
204384 ON 4/13,14107

Community Events

Library hosting cracker cowboy poet
Hank Mattson, cracker cowboy poet, will be appearing at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Thursday, April 19, as part
of the celebration of National Library Week. Mr. Mattson is a working
cracker cowboy poet who has appeared at cowboy poetry gatherings
and pioneer events all over the country. He is the winner of the 2007
Laura Rider Award for Florida Folk Poetry. This program is sponsored
by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public. For
information, call (863) 763-3536.

Liberty tree dedication planned
On Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Okeechobee Veterans Memori-
al Park, the St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
(SAR), in period uniforms, will dedicate a 10-foot oak tree to the veter-
ans of all wars. A color guard from the SAR and the American Legion
Post #64 will present our national colors. The City of Okeechobee
Mayor Proclamation will be read with additional comments by the SAR
and American Legion. Boy Scout Troup #964 and Cub Scout Troup
#964 will dig the hole for the tree.

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.

Baby shower for clients slated
An educational baby shower for Healthy Start and Mom Care
clients will be held Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 at the Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Donations of food and prize items
would be appreciated. For information, call Kay Begin at (863) 462-

Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking lunch-
eon will be held Friday, April 20, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and will followed by
lunch at noon.

Earth Day topic of radio talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April
21, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guestwill be Nancy
Perry, development director of the Florida Oceanographic Coastal
Center. The topic of the show will be Earth Day celebrations and open
house on Sunday, April 22, from noon until 4 p.m. For information, call
the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center at (772) 225-0505; or, visit
their website at

Storyteller to appear at library
On Saturday, April 21, professional storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar will
be appearing at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2
p.m. with local storytellers followed by refreshments. Ms.. Ayvar will
begin her journey into the imagination at 3 p.m. This program is spon-
sored by the Friends of the Library and the Florida Humanities Council
and is free and open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-

City will rename street
The City of Okeechobee will officially return S.W. Fifth Avenue back
to its original name of Osceola on Saturday, April 21. The ceremony
will begin at 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4. For information, call Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 634-9015.

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 is
open to the public. For information, call (863) 824-0013.

DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway, Canal
Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday,
April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nelson Bailey,
who will share his knowledge about Florida history as a Florida Crack-
er Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak about butterfly behavior and
plants that will attract them to your yard; Treasure Coast Wildlife Cen-
ter will have live, native animals; and, Boy Scout Troop #751 will have
games for kids and food to purchase. For information, call 1-800-432-
2045, ext. 3339.

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

Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509,. 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the
Cypress Hut Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant money
to local law enforcement and fire departments on Sunday, April 22, at 1
p.m. Representatives from the International Grand Aerie of the 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.

Free nutrition class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas of Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916
W.N. Park St., will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis class on Tuesday,
April 24, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Collaborative group will host guest speaker
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday,
April 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee School Board
office. The guest speaker will be Dianne Verner from Florida Power and
Light. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

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

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

Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an infant/child
CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863)

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.

Basinger school reunion planned
A Basinger school reunion will be held Sunday, April 29, starting 11
a.m. There will be a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Meat, paper goods and
iced tea will be furnished. Please invite anyone you know who attended
Basinger School. For information call Alta Lee Barber at (863) 634-9735,
or Beedie Mae Thomas at (863) 763-3579.

Main Street hosting fun shoot
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold a 100 target fun shoot on Sat-
urday, May 5, at Quail Creek Plantation. Course opens at 8 a.m. Last
shooter in by 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and a barbecue lunch will
be available. For information, call (863) 357-6246.

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and Satur-
day, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
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 complete
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.

Sporting Clay Shoot planned
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, in conjunction with Acacia
Lodge #163 from Stuart, will hold their first sporting clay shoot at Quail
Creek Plantation on Saturday, May 12. Sponsorships are available. Call
Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for applications and information. Pro-
ceeds-from the event will go to the club's building fund.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of.
N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth
Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include:
motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropriate
for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; private counseling
will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be available; and, a
health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Gra-
ham 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 Sunday. A full weekend
pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big
Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. 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; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the fea-
tured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry
forms and complete contest rules are available at r- select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three pho-
tos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N.
Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

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


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Public Notice

12 OTHERAREANEWS The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 13, 2007

Newly organized entity

will help local businesses

Business Development Center
(SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity is taking more than a pass-
ing interest in the Hendry County
In conjunction with the South-
west Florida Workforce Council,
the SBDC is providing a full-time
certified business analyst to help
prospective business owners in
the community.
In late January, Sean Moore
was hired to offer the SBDC his
services under a grant secured by
SW Florida Workforce until 2009.
The SBDC attempts to reach
out to the community through
confidential one-on-one counsel-
ing, seminars and classes and
public speaking engagements.
"We realize that Hendry Coun-
ty is growing at an incredible rate
and with that in mind I knew it
was time to provide a full-time
counselor for the area," said Mr.
Moore "If anyone even has a
thought of opening a business,
we hope they will come and talk
to us first."
According to Mr. Moore, the
SBDC answers questions on top-
ics including applying for a bank
loan, writing a business plan, cor-
porate structures, financial state-
ments, or identifying and reach-
ing your target market. All
counseling services are offered
free of charge.
In addition to the counseling
sessions, the SBDC will host
group seminars that will answer
many of the same questions and
often use those group sessions to
foster the one on one relation-
Dan Regelski, SBDC Director at
Florida Gulf Coast, said he select-
ed Mr. Moore for a couple of rea-
"We used a very specific
search for an individual who we
would hire to be responsible for

Special to Okeechobee News/Ideybis Gonzalez
Sean Moore. is at his new office working hard to develop
business plans for local new businesses in the community.

the areas of Clewiston, Labelle,
Immokalee and Moore Haven,"
said Mr. Regelski. "It was obvious
that Mr. Moore possessed not only
the skills needed but the knowl-
edge and respect from local busi-
ness owners, and the Clewiston
community as a whole, not just
the business sector."
Prior to accepting his current
position, Mr. Moore served as the
Executive Director for the Clewis-
ton Chamber of Commerce, and,
prior to that, worked for the
Glades Media Group and was
often seen hosting events around
the area.
"I've been in the area a while
now, I grew up in Okeechobee,
so I am very comfortable with the
people here and I think that
allows them to be comfortable
with me and are not shy to ask for
help or advice, plus I think they
know the kind of person I am at
heart," said Mr. Moore. "That trust
is crucial in this type work."
According Mr. Moore, the goal

of the program is to help prospec-
tive business owners, or those in
business who still need a little
help from time to time. In the end,
they want every door that opens
to stay that way.
"Absolutely," said Mr. Moore,
"Once you open your doors we
want you to be a success. Any-
thing we can do to make sure that
success is achieved, we'll try to
do. If we had our way, we'd help
from the initial idea to when they
open the door the first day."
Mr. Moore can be reached
every Monday, Thursday and Fri-
day at the Clewiston office, (863)
517-0097. The office is located in
the One Stop Career Center on
Francisco Ave. He can also be
reached by e-mail:
"It is the hope of the SBDC, the
SW Florida Workforce Council
and the Hendry County EDC that
as many people take advantage of
these services as possible," Mr.
Moore said.

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Martinez Castillo, 36, was
arrested March 25 by Deputy

Don Crosswell on a charge of
aggravated assault. His bond
was set at $15,000.
Marchia Kirkland, 48,
Clewiston, was arrested April 1
by SPD Officer Goodman on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. Her bond was set at $750.
Robert Murphy, 27, Lake
Placid, was arrested April 2 by
SPD Officer Goodman on
charges of possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and posses-




sion of a stolen firearm. His
bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.

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Moore Haven council considers

street traffic light and water park

By Nena Bolan
Special to the Okeechobee News
Moore Haven City Council met
April 3 and discussed the 10th
Street traffic light, water park bids
and the final draft of the zoning
The dilemma over the 10th
Street traffic light has been debat-
ed for many months. It has been
a recurring subject for the city,
school district and the communi-
ty traffic safety team. There is a
flashing light, but it is timed to be
fully functional only when school
starts and ends leading to drivers
becoming confused at seeing the
light function at one point during
the day and only blink at others.
Mike Jones, the city's director
of public works, composed a let-
ter -to the council members
informing them of his talks with
Florida Department of Trans-
portation operations in LaBelle
regarding the situation.
Mr. Jones recommended to
the council that there be an
option to "keep the traffic signal
as is, but continue to press The
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) to allow for a
full-time traffic signal operation."

There are differing opinions
about what should be done with
one of the few traffic lights in the
city. The city and the school dis-
trict would like to keep the traffic
signal as is. It was difficult to have
the state install, the light, some
said. If it is removed it might be
even more difficult to have it
restored, they argued. Also, if the
city grows and there is more traf-
fic, a request can be submitted to
FDOT to reset the timing of the
light to fully function.
The city will continue dis-
cussing what to do with the light
and if any formal request will be
made to FDOT.
City Clerk, Maxine Brantley,
has been instrumental in acquir-
ing funding for the splash pad
that is planned for Perry Park in
the historical section of Moore
Haven. This will be an amuse-
ment for children and families
can sit nearby and watch them
The water park will have an
interactive play area where a fine
mist of water will be sprayed
from noodle towers or water can
burst from water cannons.
The footing of the splash pad
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shelter with handrails. The city is
considering bids from contrac-
tors before the construction and
installation of the water park can
The updated zoning ordi-
nance has also taken many hours
of discussion and revision. The
final stages are being addressed
by the council. Zoning will con-
sider the needs of residential,
commercial, and industrial devel-
According to the document
the purpose is "To provide for
orderly growth... to protect and
conserve the value of property; to
prevent overcrowding of land; to
promote, protect and conserve
the comfort, good order, appear-
ance, convenience and general
welfare of the public."
A marina district has been
added to the city's zoning map. It
will accommodate restaurants,
seafood markets, marinas, char-
ter fishing offices, marina offices,
bed and breakfasts, professional
offices and single-family homes.
A draft of the zoning map can
be viewed at Moore Haven City
Hall on Riverside Drive.
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