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OkeecChobee News
ol.BOX 11No. 1077007 HISTORYesday, April 17
Vol. 98 No. 107 Tuesday, April 17, 2007 sAINESylLLE F. 32611 7007


Briefs

OCSOUniit
plans ID event
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Crime Preven-
tion Unit will be holding a child
identification event at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parroft Ave., Tuesday from 5:30
until 7:30 p.m.
Besides offering free finger-
printing for children, the unit
will also hand out free child
identification kits.:
For information, call the
Crime Prevention Unit at (863)
763-6064.
Livestock show
photos published
Watch for photos from the
Okeechobee County 4-H Live-
stock Show and Sale in the
April 18 edition of the Okee-
chobee News.
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.
.--Co nty-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding, $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okeechobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 624
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bum Ba=n Countywide

Lake levels

10.07 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.15 feet


C


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

Index
Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics .............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion . . . . .4
Speak Out .......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV ...............11
Weather ........... .2
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Teen alcohol use soars


Local teen drinking
tops state average

First in a series
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
According to the 2006 Florida
Youth Substance Abuse survey,
binge drinking in Okeechobee
County is 6.8 percent higher than
state average.


The Florida Youth Substance
Abuse survey is the tool that the
governor's office, the state
Department of Education and the
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies sanction as the most reliable
tool to gauge statewide teen
alcohol consumption, binge
drinking, cigarette smoking, mar-
ijuana smoking and use of illicit
drugs (other than marijuana).
In the binge drinking catego-
ry, the figures were broken down
for middle school and high


school. In middle school, 13.8
percent of the Okeechobee stu-
dents admitted to binge drinking.
The state average for middle
school binge drinking was 8.4
percent. In the high school cate-
gory, 29:9 percent of the Okee-
chobee High School students
tested admitted to binge drink-
ing. Statewide, the average was
23 percent.
Binge drinking is defined as
the consumption of too much
alcohol in too brief a period of


time. Once a problem seen
mainly on college campuses,
binge drinking has now become
a problem with high school and
middle school students.
According to Focus Adoles-
cent Services, binge drinking
now often begins around age 13,
tends to increase during adoles-
cence then peaks at ages 18-22.
Of the first eight cases ever
reported as alcohol poisoning,
half were 16-years-old or
younger. At least half were first-


time drinkers and had never
been drunk before. Five of them
were put to bed by friends or
their own parents to "sleep it
off," only to be found dead the
following morning.
The consumption of too
much alcohol in too short a time
before falling asleep will cause
suppressed nerves that control
involuntary actions like breath-
ing, heart beat and the gag reflex.
See Teen Page 2


City likely



to approve



impact fees


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council will complete the
implementation and collec-
tion process for impact fees
through an interlocal agree-
ment, consider citizen board
appointments and discuss sev-
eral other local issues Tuesday
evening.
The Okeechobee County
School Board has presented
an interlocal agreement
between the school board, the
county and the city in order to
implement the collection and
other issues in accordance
with the Okeechobee County


If you go
WHAT: Okeechobee City Council
WHERE: City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m.

school impact fee ordinance.
According to the interlocal
agreement, the city will be
required to: collect the appli-
cable school impact fee as
provided by the Okeechobee
County school impact fee
ordinance; maintain all
records of school impact fees
collected and provide on a
See Council Page 2


Magistrate,


will consider


fine reduction


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Special magistrate Bill
Selmi is scheduled to hear a
number of code violations
cases, impose fines and con-
sider one fine reduction when
he holds his monthly hearing
this afternoon.
Norris J. McCrory was cited
for a derelict mobile home and
care of premises because of
this condition is his U.S. 441
S.E. property.
Code Enforcement Officer


If you go
What: Code violation hearing
When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Where: County Commission cham-
bers, 304 N.W. Second St.

Gina Gehring charged Orieta
Wireman with having fire and
safety hazards on his U.S. 441
S.E. property.
Nuisance conditions and
obstructing the right of way
See Code -Page 2


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Pat ZIglar
New beaches
As the water level of Lake Okeechobee drops, new beaches are appearing. This was
evident at the recent Christian Team Trail's Classic tournament. Boats lined up for the
weigh-in along a shoreline that showed how much the lake has dropped in the.past
few months.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It spite of recent rainfalls, the
drought situation could get a lot
worse before it gets better.
- Missy Barletto of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's (SFWMD) Okeechobee
Service Center predicted that the
lake level would drop lower
than the record 8.97 feet record-
ed May 24, 2001.
On Sunday, April 15, 0.41
inches of rain fell at the Okee-
chobee County Airport. That
rain did not have a significant
impact on the lake level. In fact,
the current lake level of 10.07 is
the lowest ever recorded for the
month of April.
Ms. Barletto said it would
take a month of rain to affect the
lake level. She said that with cur-
rent drought conditions, the


ground is so hard that rainfall
runs off instead of soaking into
the ground.
Recently, in the midst of the
current drought, Miami had
flooding because of the rapid
runoff of rainfall. Ms. Barletto
said it would take several rain-
falls to soften the ground
enough for the water table to
rise.
This month it looks like we.
are on track for average or
above average rainfall. The aver-
age rainfall for April in Okee-
chobee is 2.35 inches. The total
so far this month is 2.26.
The first three months of this
year did not look so good.
The statewide average for
rainfall for January through
March is about 10 inches. For
the first three months of this
See Drought Page 2


Sister Elinor: Celebrates 50 years of sisterhood


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Special to Okeechobee News/MaryAnn Morris
In honor of Sister Elinor Sevigny's 50th Jubilee, celebrated Sunday April 15, David
Alford, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus served a Hispanic buffet to the sever-
al hundred people who turned out to congratulate the woman whose efforts has brought
shelter to so many of Okeechobee's low income families through Okeechobee Non-
Profit Housing.


Oscar Hernandez and Domingo Castanada serenaded Sister Elinor and the party of sev-
eral hundred well-wishers gathered to celebrate Sister's 50 years in the sisterhood with
a favorite of Sister's "Cardboard houses." Sister has worked over 23 years to get decent
housing for low-income people in Okeechobee.


Drought expected


to get even worse







2 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Sexual Predator Notification Crash victim


The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is disclosing this infor-
mation to the public in order to
enhance public safety, aware-
ness, and protection. This infor-
mation is not intended to increase
fear: rather it is this agency's
belief that an informed public is a
safer public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten, intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear in
this bulletin have served the sen-
tence imposed on them by the
courts. They are not wanted by
the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is now
better informed.
Rodney Leitner
W/M; DOB: Aug. 15,1966
Blond Hair; Blue Eyes
2819 S.E. 38th Avenue, Lot B
Leitner was convicted of Lewd
& Lascivious Victim Less Than 12
YOA, Offender Over 18 YOA on
April 19, 2001 in Palm Beach
County, Florida. The victim was a


Council

Continued From Page 1
monthly basis copies of those
records to the county and the
school board; remit to the
school board all the funds col-
lected as school impacts fees;
notify the county administrator
when there is a request for a
development permit for a resi-
dential use that is not designated
in the school impact fee ordi-
nance schedule; notify the coun-
ty administrator when there is an
offer to donate or construct part
of a school capital improvement
project by a developer in the city;.
and, provide the county and
school board on Oct. 1, of each
year annual financial reports and
information pertaining to the
collection of the fees by the city.
The city will have 90 days to
implement the structure to com-
plete these requirements.
The County Commission
approved this interlocal agree-
ment at their Thursday, April 12,
meeting.
The Council will hear from
Okeechobee Main Street
(OKMS) president Maureen Bur-
roughs regarding a request for
approval of a cattle drive down
S.R. 70 from Eli's Western Wear
to the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center at 4200 East S.R. 70.
According to Mrs. Burroughs,
three years ago President Bush
declared the fourth Saturday in
July to be National American
Cowboy Day and no one east of
the Mississippi has ever really
celebrated it.
OKMS and the Cattlemen's
Association are going to be hold-
ing a ranch rodeo on July 28 at
the agri-civic center, which will
involve 10 events that coincide
with what goes on at a ranch.
The cattle drive will be held to
kick-off the ranch rodeo.
The Council will also hear
from city resident Diana Heil
concerning the El Amigo De
Todos rodeo located at 706 S.W.
Second St.
The last rodeo at this location


Code

Continued From Page 1
are the charges against George
Etchison because of the condi-
tion of his S.E. 39th Terrace prop-
erty.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanca Saucedo cited Betty Wal-
ton for having an
inoperable/abandoned vehicle
on her 18th Avenue lot.
Jose Luis Noboa and Esperan-
za Alvarez were cited for having a
derelict structure, a safety hazard
and overgrowth on their Bass-
wood lot.
According to Code Enforce-
ment Officer Beth Albert, Charles
Griffis has a derelict mobile
home, derelict shed, trash and
debris and overgrowth on his
N.E. 30th Avenue property.
The N.W. 20th Street property
of Pamela Odom contains inop-
erable vehicles, trash and debris,
and overgrowth according to Ms.
Albert. Ms. Odom has also been
charged with use of an RV or
mobile home for storage, unau-
thorized occupancy of recre-
ational vehicles and unautho-
rized use of and and/or buildings.
Code Enforcement Officer
Albert cited Elida Villapando for
having an inoperable vehicle on
N.E. 96th property.
Jerriston Mason is facing a
fine of $150 a day unless he has
removed debris, installed a pool
barrier and removed unlicensed
vehicles from his S.W. 19th Lane
property.
Juan and Celestina Solis could
be fined $100 a day for every day
of noncompliance unless they


dies in hospital


Rodney Leitner
W/M; DOB: Aug. 15, 1966
Blond Hair; Blue Eyes
2819.S.E. 38th Avenue, Lot B

minor. If you have any questions
regarding this bulletin, contact
Michele or Connie at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office at
(863) 763-3117, extension 240 or
website http://www.
fdle.state.fl.us


was held on Sunday, March 25,
according to city administrator
Brian Whitehall.
Mr. Whitehall stated that prior
to the event he had a meeting
with the owners, the people run-
ning the rodeo and his depart-
ment heads to discuss what was
expected throughout the event.
The issues of concern includ-
ed safety and security, alcoholic
consumption, post-event
cleanup and noise to name a
few. Mr. Whitehall also
expressed dissatisfaction with
the event through a letter and e-
mail to the owners that con-
cerned several of these issues.
Ms. Heil will address the
Council concerning the volume
from the announcer's micro-
phone being more than 80 deci-
bels, safety concerns with wild
animals near residences and law
enforcement issues.
According to Mr. Whitehall,
the city does volume checks
from nearby roads and side-
walks to determine the decibel
level, which marks the point
where disinterested parties
could be. The sound is not sup-
posed to be over 80 decibels
from those points.
Mr. Whitehall went on to say
that trash was a major issue after
the last event due to strong
winds on the day of the event.
While they did clean up the area
where the event was held, the
wind had already blown trash
throughout the residential neigh-
borhood prior to the clean up.
In other business, the Council
will:
consider temporary street
closing of S.W. Fifth Avenue
between North and South Park
Streets for the renaming ceremo-
ny of Osceola Street on April 21
from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
consider citizen board
appointments.
consider a resolution
regarding the '457 deferred com-
pensation plan, which is a retire-
ment plan.
consider the yearly evalua-
tion of the city attorney and the
city administrator.


have obtained the necessary per-
mits for roof construction.
Sonrise Developers of Lake
Worth are facing a fine of $150 a
day if they have not obtained all
necessary permits for construc-
tion, and cleared all construction
debris from their N.W. 80th
Avenue property.
David and Viola Tyson are fac-
ing a fine of $100 a day until their
N.W. Fourth Avenue property is
found to be in compliance,
including removing trash and
debris and abandoned vehicles.
If Kenneth King has not
removed overgrowth, trash and
debris from his N.E. Third
Avenue lot, Mr. Selmi could fine
him $50 a day.
A fine of $75 a day could be
imposed on Thomas and Bar-
bara Almond if they have not
removed trash, derelict items,
flea market materials and unli-
censed vehicles form their N.E.
301st Boulevard property.
If Elva Ochoa's N.W. 36th
Street property is not brought
into compliance including
removing the RV from the prop-
erty and cleaning up all trash and
debris, a fine of $75 a day could
be imposed.
Joanne and Rex Allen are fac-
ing a fine of $50 a day if trash and
debris and the condemned struc-
ture have not been removed
from their N.W 35th Lane lot.
Turning to fine reductions,
Mark Hunter Pearce accrued a
fine of $1,675 because of two
mobile homes, a shed and trash
and debris on his N.W. 36th
Street property. He is scheduled
to petition Mr. Selmi for a reduc-
tion in the fine.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 60-year-old Lake Placid man
has died as a result of the injuries
he received in a two-car accident
on S.R. 70 East at S.E. 16th Ave. late
lastweek.
Carmelo Flores died around 8
a.m. Friday, April 13, at Holmes
Regional Hospital in Melbourne. A
passenger in the car with him -
Lucas Moyet, 79, also of Lake Placid
- is listed as being in serious con-
dition at the Melbourne hospital.
According to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Mr.
Flores was stopped at a stop sign
facing north on S.E. 16th Ave.
Although the Thursday, April 12,


accident is still under investigation
it is believed he pulled out in front
of an oncoming vehicle that was
eastbound on S.R. 70.
The second vehicle, which was
driven by Robyn Martha Futch, 16,
of Okeechobee, tried to avoid Mr.
Flores but struck the vehicle on the
driver's side. With Ms. Futch in her
car were Lucas Learange, 16, of
Okeechobee, and Jerrod Hair, 16,
of Okeechobee.
An OCSO press release said
none of the occupants in the car
driven by Ms. Futch reported any
injuries.
According to OCSO Lieutenant
Billy Markham, no one has been
cited and the accident is still under
investigation.


Former Okeechobee


man killed

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
WEST PALM BEACH A for-
mer Okeechobee County resident
was found dead in Delray Beach
over the weekend with a single
gunshot wound to the torso, said a
spokeswoman for the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO).
John Blazevige, 44, was found
dead shortly after 6 p.m. on Satur-
day, April 14, said the PBSO
spokeswoman. The shooting inci-
dent took place in the area of Mau-


Teen

Continued From Page 1
When people binge drink, they
can choke on their own vomit;
their breathing and heartbeat can
become irregular and then stop;
their body temperature decreas-
es, leading to cardiac arrest; and,
their blood sugar level can drop
rapidly and cause seizures.
Even after a person stops
drinking, the alcohol remaining in
the stomach continues to enter
the blood stream and circulates
through the body. Even if the per-
son is rushed to the hospital, it
may be too late. Even if caught in
time and the victim survives, alco-
hol poisoning often results in per-
manent brain damage.
If you suspect that someone


Drought

Continued From Page 1
year, Florida received only 5.88
inches of rainfall.
Okeechobee finished 2006
with a 3.05-inch deficit in rainfall.
Normal rainfall is 45.66, and we
received 42.61.
"We're at a point where every
drop of water makes a difference,
and water conservation needs to
be part of everyone's daily rou-
tine," said Carol Ann Wehle, exec-
utive director of SFWMD -in a
recent press release.


in shooting

rice Dive and Almar Boulevard in
Delray, she added.
No one had been arrested in
the case as of Monday afternoon.
Mr. Blazevige's current address
was listed as being on Jog Road in
West Palm Beach.
According, to Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office records, Mr.
Blazevige was issued a traffic ticket
in 2004. His address at the time
was listed as being on N.W. 252nd
Drive in Okeechobee.
It was not clear when he
moved to West Palm Beach.


may have ingested a fatal dose of
alcohol, prompt medical atten-
tion is the only way to save their
life. Do not try to reverse the
effects of alcohol by drinking cof-
fee, taking a cold bath or shower,
sleeping or walking it off. These
actions could be fatal.
Call for emergency medical
help immediately; stay with the
victim, keep the victim from chok-
ing on vomit by placing them on
their side and tell the emergency
medical team exactly how much
alcohol the victim drank.
Do not guess or minimize the
amount.
Editor's Note:' The next install-
ment will deal with the 2006
Youth Substance Abuse Survey,
and how those numbers apply to
Okeechobee County.


Because of the drought, lawn
watering has been restricted. Res-
idents whose addresses are even
numbered can water from 4 until
8 a.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.
Odd numbered addresses can
water from 4 until 8 a.m. on
Wednesday and Saturdays. Vehi-
cles and boats can be washed
between 4 and 8 a.m. and 5 and 7
p.m. on the above days. However,
washing must be done on a non-
paved surface using a hose with
an automatic shutoff or low-vol-
ume pressure cleaner.
These restrictions do not apply
to persons getting their water
from a well. '


Community Events


Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings. For
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)
462-5863.

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

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

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
visit www.floridasac.org.

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

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


News Briefs

Group providing animal rescue
OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okee-
chobee is currently providing rescue, pick up and transport of
sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged
to give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than
happy to help you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee
Christian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through
12th grade.
For ,information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at
701 South Parrott.

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.

Highlands club sponsors dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a
dance from 7 until 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27.
The Legacy Allstars will play for your dancing and listening
pleasure. Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom steps.
Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members, and
club membership is available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout April with
classes every Friday in April at 6:30 p.m.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
OKEECHOBEE Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will
host Dine with the Doctor on April 24, in the north dining room at
4:45 p.m.
Following dinner, Dr. M. Chaudhary will discuss high blood
pressure, and what you need to know.
Dinner is $5.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.


Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will
be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the mid 50s. The wind
will be from the west around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers in the
afternoon. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 50s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with the high around 80.


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Obituaries________________________________________


Vivian H. Crooks
Vivian H. Crooks, 62, of Clewis-
ton, died April 2, 2007, at her
home. She was born Jan. 6, 1945,
in Hollywood, Fla., to Jim Ross
Hazel and Lois Ann (Legg) Hazel.
After graduating from the
Broward School System, Vivian
attended the University of Florida.
She met Mike while in college. She
graduated from UF with a bachelor
in education. Upon graduation and
marriage, she and Mike moved to
Clewiston in 1968, where she
became a teacher of the fifth grade
at Clewiston Elementary School.
She continued her personal educax
tion at Nova University obtaining
her masters in education. She
became a teacher at Big Cypress
Reservation and retired from The
Seminole Tribe of Florida as direc-
tor of education. She was a mem-
ber of First United Methodist
Church at Clewiston and was a for-
mer member of The Hendry Coun-
ty Democratic Committee.
Survivors include: her husband,
Jean Michael Crooks of Clewiston;
son, Johnathan Crooks, M.D. and
his wife Michelle Crooks, M.D. of
Kalamazoo, Mich.; mother, Lois
Hazel of OC'ke-cho-tee, ss.r, Mary
Rutledge of Okeechobee; and,
three grandchildren, Logan, Savan-
nah and Caleb Crooks of Kalama-
zoo, Mich.


She was preceded in death by:
her father, Jim Ross Hazel; and,
son, James Bradford "Brad"
Crooks.
A Service of Remembrance was
held at First United Methodist
Church-Clewiston on Friday, April
6, 2007, with Reverend John Hicks
officiating.
Cremation arrangements were
with Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
Clewiston Chapel, 13932 Palm
Beach Blvd., Clewiston, Fla. 33440-
3126.

Victor M. Madrigal
Victor M. Madrigal, 72, of Okee-
chobee, died Sunday, April 15,
2007, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Born March 7, 1934,
in San Antonio, Texas he had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
1957.
Mr. Madrigal is preceded in
death by a son, Victor Madrigal.
He is survived by his wife of 35
years, Lupe Madrigal of Okee-
chobee; three sons, James (Sheila)
Madrigal of Lakeport, Marvin
"Moe" (Windy) Madrigal, and
Emilio Madrigal, all of Okee-
chobee; four daughters, Lupe
(Ismael) Rodriguez of. Lqxahatch-
ee, Yolanda (William) Madrigal -of
Temperanceville, Va., Lisa
Rodriguez of Okeechobee, and


Michelle (Gene) Thomas of Okee-
chobee; three brothers, Chon
Madrigal and Anselmo (Maryann)
Madrigal, all of Okeechobee and
Robert (Aurora) Madrigal of Apop-
ka; and, two sisters, Amanda
Williams, and Maria (Rene) Zafra,
all of Naples. In addition he is sur-
vived by several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April
17, 2007, from 5 until 7 p.m., in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Ser-
vices will be held Wednesday, April
18, 2007, at 10 a.m., at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Okee-
chobee.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Polly Ann
Burbank (Dever)
Polly Ann Burbank (Dever), 57,
of Okeechobee, and formerly of
Palm Beach County, died Friday,
April 13, 2007, at her residence in
Okeechobee. Born Oct. 4, 1949, in
Framingham, Mass., she had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
past seven years. She enjoyed
attending the welfare and rescue of
animals.
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son, David Dever of Okeechobee;
two brothers, Robert Dale (Janet)
Burbank of Ft. Pierce and Dana
Francis Burbank of Williston, S.C.;
and, three sisters, Jeannie Burbank
Zuidema of Lantana, Linda Bur-
bank (Sonny) Powers of Beach
Island, S.C. and Donna Burbank
(Roy) Griffis of Covington, Ga.
A visitation will be held on
Wednesday, April 18, 2007, from 2


teria; May 11: Kindergarten pro-
gram, time TBA, in the Seminole
cafeteria; May 15, 16: Talent show
from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the
Seminole cafeteria; May 24: Fifth
grade pool party from 10 a.m.
until noon at the Sports Complex.


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Yearling Honors Band
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about sex, right? Then, they should we have a sex club for straight stu-
dents also? I think not. It is sin and it is wrong, gay or straight. Only when
you turn your life over to Christ will you know truth and his love. He died
for you and he loves you, gay or straight. Sin is sin.

DUKE: Now that all the charges have been dropped against the
lacrosse players at Duke University are Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson
going to get involved? These black women falsely accused these young
men and I want to know ifAl.Sharpton is going to make a firm stand like
he does, or if Jessie Jackson, who has children out of wedlock, is going to
make his big stand now that they have found out that these people lied
and this whole Duke University thing was a scam. Where are you Al?

APOLOGY: Now that the charges against the lacrosse players at Duke
University have been dropped and they have been cleared it will be inter-
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accusers. Don't you think the people who accused these innocent young
men should apologize? Shouldn't Reverend Sharpton demand an apolo-
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and demand an apology for these young men.

CHAVEZ: Last month George W. Bush went to South America on a
goodwill mission only to be followed by the president of Venezuela,
Hugo Chavez. Chavez undermined everything Bush did by promising
cheaper oil prices to Bolivia and all the other countries and also by chanti-
ng "Gringo, go home." Even though I am not even remotely a Bush fan I
realize that Hugo Chavez owns every CITGO station in the United States,
the country he hates, and we continue to fuel his economy by buying gas
and products at his business. I will push my car past a CITGO station
before I will buy fuel or products at his business again. I think a national
boycott would hit him where it hurts, in the pocket. Think about it and do
some reading and you will see that's all the truth.

GRATIEFUL I wish to thank whoever turned in the credit card I appar-
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Needless to say, I am ever so grateful for the honesty of this person.

EQUALITY: We will never have racial equality until the black commu-
nity gets as outraged by what black rap artists say as they do aboutwhat a
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Community Events

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 member-
ship drive a huge success. For information, call Bill at (863) 763-
1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

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 informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towardsBig 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
information, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The 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
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and. informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot
line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace.,Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166:
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
(863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby
at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage lasses from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.


Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers
and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.


Community Events

Library hosting Florida Jeopardy
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., will host
Florida 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 contestants. 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) 763-2488.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-
filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-
1694.
Work applications for seniors available
AARP Senior Employment, for seniors aged 55 and up, will be
taking applications for work on Wednesday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at
the One Stop Career Center, 123 S.W Park St. Bring your Florida dri-
ver's license; your Social Security card; 2006 and 2007 Social Securi-
ty award letter if employed in the last six months; your last year-to-
date pay stub; any award letter for any retirement, pension, a/o
disability or benefit; the name, address and phone nuhiber of two
local contacts; and, a blank check (for direct deposit). For informa-
tion, call (772) 223-2653, ext. 238.
Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at 5t5 S.W 28th
St. in the New Endeavor School building. This meeting is open to
the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. For Information,
call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Learning coalition plans grand opening
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties, Inc. announces the grand opening of its new
Okeechobee location at 308 N.W Fifth St. To celebrate the services
to children and families, as well as to showcase the new facility, the
board of directors will hold an open house on Thursday, April 19.
The public is invited from 4 until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be
served.
Library hosting cracker cowboy poet
Hank Mattson, cracker cowboy poet, will be appearing at the
Okeechobee 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) 763-353d6
Liberty tree dedication planned
On Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Okeechobee Veterans
Memorial Park, the St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American
Revolution (SAR), in period uniforms, will dedicate a 10-foot oak
tree to the veterans of all wars. A color guard from thebSAR and the
American Legion Post #64 will present ourtnational cblois.: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
American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Donations of food and prize
items would be appreciated. For information, call Kay Begin at
(863) 462-5877.
Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, April 20, at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will start at 11:30 aim., and will
followed by lunch at noon.
DC Ranch plans car wash, bake sale
DC Ranch will hold a car wash and bake sale at Grice Brethren
Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. brn Saturday,
April 21. The Chobee Starz will be performing and selling hot dogs,
cold drinks and more. Tickets for a drawing for a shopping spree at
Badcock Furniture are available at TNK Nails, Stafford's Hair Salon,
Preferred Properties and Triple W Airboats. The Discioles of Christ
Ranch is a discipleship ministry for young men with life-controlling
problems. For information, call Pam at (863) 467-2635 or(863) 610-
0046.
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 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Nancy Perry, development director of the Florida Oceanographic
Coastal Center. The topic of the showwill be Earth Day celebrations
and open house on Sunday, April 22, from noon until 4 p.m. For
information, call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Cdnter at (772)
225-0505; or, visit their website at www.floridaoceanograbhic.org.
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 pim. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3536.
City will rename street
The City of Okeechobee will officially return S.W lifth Avenue
back to its original name of Osceola on Saturday, April 21. The cere-


mony will begin at 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4. For inf6oriation, call
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ae., will host
Trust Quartet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. he 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 Satur-
day, 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 Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak ab6ut butterfly
behavior and plants that will attract them to your yard; Treasure
Coast Wildlife Center will have live, native animals; and, Boy Scout
Troop #751 will have games for kids and food to purchase. For
information, call 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339.


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Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee, Wrestling
Club meets oniTuesdayand 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 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
ACS plans
bass tourney
American Cancer Society
breast cancer bass tournament
will be held on Saturday, April 21,
from safe light until 3 p.m. at
Okee-Tantie Campground, 10430


S.R. 78 W.-
Entry fee is $130 per two per-
son team, plus $5 entry into the
give-away drawing; or, $135 at the
ramp. Prizes will be awarded at
the end of the weigh-in. Registra-
tion forms can be obtained at:
Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
ters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's
Tackdde Shop, 4259 U.S. 441 S.; or,
call Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or
Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
Summer play camp
sign-ups end soon
Sign ups for Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
2007 summer play camps will
open on Monday, April 23, at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex in the Parks &
Recreation office, 640 N.W. 27th
Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots.


are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be 6-
12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Mon-
day through Friday from June 11
until July 27, (except Wednesday,
July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. at Douglas Brown Communi-
ty Center, Okeechobee County
Civic Center and Central Elemen-
tary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees
for field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25
per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program,
and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program with
the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2006-07 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food
Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to


qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours, from 7:30 a.m.
until 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until
5:30 p.m., will be available at both
the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School
sites for an additional fee of $10
per week, per participant.
For information, call (863) 763-
6950.
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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P.I.G.S. League
April 9: First place-George Goudy. Second place-Max Sherry. Last
place-Russ Adams. Closest to pin-(2) George Goudy, (8) Ida' Curtis,
(11) Bruce Syjud and (17) Linda Leonard.
April 11: First place-Russ Adams. Second place-Sunni Adams. Last
place-John Nickelson. Closest to pin-(2) Joe Juday, (8) George Goudy,
(11) no one, and (17) JoeJuday.
April 13: First place-George Goudy. Second place-Bob Knapp. Last
place-Penny King. Closest to pin-(2) Ida Curtis, (8) Harry White, (11)
Sunni Adams and (17) Russ Adams.


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Use common sense


to keep wildlife away


The South Florida drought
means wildlife is on the move.
Raccoons, possums, birds
and even alligators may be
found out of their regular habitat
- looking for food and water.
Because of this homeowners
may find wild animals along
roadways, in their backyards, in
their ponds and on occasion
even in their swimming pools.
Wild animals pose some
threats to the human popula-
tion, including animal bites,
destruction of property and
spread of disease.
Alligators
Florida is home to more than
1 million alligators. If you have a
pond on your property and it still
has water, you may find gators in
your pond. On rare occasions,
alligators have been found in
swimming pools. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Commission
(FWC) offers the following
advice about dealing with alliga-
tors:
If you encounter an alliga-
tor over 4 feet in length and that
poses a threat to humans or
property, call 1-866-FWC-GATOR
(392-4286). The FWC will evalu-
ate your complaint, and if neces-
sary send a registered trapper to
remove the alligator
Be aware of the possibility
of alligator attacks when in or
near fresh or brackish bodies of
water. Attacks may occur when
people do not pay close enough
attention to their surroundings


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when working or recreating near
water.
Closely supervise children
when they are playing in or
around water. Never allow small
children to play unsupervised
near water.
Leave alligators alone. State
law prohibits killing, harassing
or possession of alligators.
Never feed or entice alliga-
tors it's dangerous and illegal.
When fed, alligators overcome
their natural wariness and learn
to associate people with food.
Snakes
According to the FWC Web
site, only six of Florida's snakes
species are venomous, and most
of the snakes you will see are
harmless. According to the FWC,
snakes may be removed from
buildings with glue-boards or
funnel traps.
If you have a snake in the
yard, it is best managed by modi-
fying the area to make it less
appealing to a snake, who may
be looking for mice or rodents.
You may want to remove or


move brush piles, or wood piles
away from your yard or house. If
you are not sure what kind of
snake it is, keep your distance.
Raccoons, opossums
Raccoons and opossums can
be bothersome to homeowners,
as they often get into garbage
cans and leave a mess of
garbage strewn about the yard.
According to the FWC, one of
the best way to discourage
wildlife from coming into yards
is to use tight fitting, locking
trash can lids and never leave cat
or dog food out in dishes; and,
always feed pets and then
remove excess food.
If you have fruit trees, collect
fallen fruit and get it out of your
yard.
Raccoons that are causing
property damage may be live-
trapped without a permit from
the FWC, but if the raccoon is to
be taken away from your proper-
ty and released, a permit is
required, according to the FWC
web site. Relocating wildlife is
seldom biologically sound, the
animal often does not survive.
Protect your pets
If wild animals come into
your yard, your pets may be at
risk. Make sure your dogs and
cats vaccinations are up to date.
If a pet gets into a fight with a
wild animal, seek veterinary
care. Even if your pet has been
vaccinated, wild animal bites
may lead to serious infections.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 p.m.
Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
sons" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre Ill- "Disturbia"(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
at2,4:15, 7and9p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
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PARAKEET: Lime colored, vi-
cinity of Teak Lane, Labelle.
In safe hands. Call to claim.
863-675-7422


BLUE LOCK BAG, vicinity of
Golden Corral or Los Cocas.
(863)697-9816
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BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened.863-763-7441
BED- Queen, 4 post, Carved
pineapple design. Needs
small repair. (863)697-8087
GERBILS: 3, 6 mo. old babies.
Cute. All black. Free to
homes. (863)261-1153
HIMALAYIN CAT- male, beau-
tiful white, neutered & de-
clawed. House pet only. To
good home (863)697-8731
PUPPIES, Coby, Red Nose &
Lab mixed. To good homes.
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A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
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Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CDL DRIVER WANTED: Class
A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good pay! Call now!
863-441-0271
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat Req.
Exp. PreY. Comp. Salary + OT
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
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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
Manager
1289 NE 91" Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or fax (863) 467-0045
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F/T, Detail oriented for A/R,
A/P &payroll. Exp. in Excel
& Word, $10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax Resume 772-597-3550
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required. $100 free gift for all
callers. 863-484-0278


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Ranch Division has an
immediate opening for
the following position:
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saddle, experience helpful.
Applications accepted
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available for a
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rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
(863)763-4723
ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE
Seeks Up-Beat Team
Player. Excellent commu-
nication skills essential.
Experience a plus
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others succeed? Contact the
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-261-1565
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698



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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
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,i
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps ,Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, Goodman
Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.
(863)357-2475


VINTAGE LIMOGE FRANCE:
39 pieces, China, assorted
items. $300.863-946-1896


DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
(863)763-0691
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822


FOLDING BIKE: New tires &
tubes. Exc cond. $55 or best
offer. 863-675-2596 or cell
863-234-9691.



AC FLEX DUDDING (15 box-
es): Silver. $300 for all or
will separate. Call for infor-
mation. 863-467-0007
GALVANIZED RIDGED ROLLS,
(2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
for both. (863)763-5762
SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation ofSltorm
Shimters & Semnless
Rain (;uters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
(863)357-6315
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48". $150.
(315)528-5771 LaBelle


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
SIDEWALK STREET RIDER:
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bef. noon


Sunburst National Award
Winning Pageant Dresses,
Sports Wear & Western Wear
Original, One Of A Kind.
Available to rent. Size 3 to 12.
Pageant Training
also available.
Call (863)517-2465


MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $550. 863-467-1958



COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158



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



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


BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
863-634-7905
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$50. 863-634-7905
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75. 863-634-6160
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice. $800.
(863)447-5173
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $400 (863)763-6507
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate, 863-634-9622


COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
863-763-1520
COUCH & CHAIR: Leather,
cream colored. $100.
863-763-5876
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. $1 000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557
DINING RM TABLE, Ashley, 7
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$800. 863-447-5173
DINING ROOM TABLE: 36 x
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
863-675-3032
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
(863)983-2241
HOPE CHEST (2) Fontana by
Broyhill, exc cond. $170 or
will sell separate
(863)228-2837 or 983-7011
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or
863)801-9260
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
(863)983-2241
TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250
(863)983-4940



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. $700
(863)467-1958



BOWFLEX SPORT: 6 months
old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
(863)357-1620
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135(863)467-4328


LAMPS (20): $20 takes alll
863-467-4253



PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.
(863)467-7017


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


CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
$50. 863-357-2816
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
(863)674-0740
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
$1100. 772-807-0541


CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET- With double bass
drum. Great for beginner.
$175. (863)357-6930



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


BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
863-447-3357
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250.863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose,
parents on premises. $300 -
$400. 863-610-0685,
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 for all.
(863)675-2541
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
(863)673-6829.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: Now tak-
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
(863)467-3051/697-8256
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256



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



ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
ble. $300 (863)674-0583
HOT TUB: As is, you haul.
$300. 863-673-1981



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



SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$225 (863)233-0114


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



AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476
SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE,
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.
772-807-0541


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


HYDROLIC JACK, 2V Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not
battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982



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


ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
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 m, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.
863-467-0987

Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 7.45
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 8410
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 8l60
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865




FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280
FORD TRACTOR: Ford Model
800. $2000.863-763-5921


ARABIAN CRACKER GELD-
ING: 15 years old. $1000.
863-610-0732
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, $850 or best offer,
863-675-2215 Labelle
QH Filly, 10 mos, old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500, Call Sharon
(239)707-5423
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.
863-697-8103



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
MQWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs,
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HP, with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
863-697-2434


RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
runs excellent, asking $250
(863)763-3451
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033


DOMESTIC PIGS
Very healthy.
Land, Race & York.
$50. ea. (863)763-4205

Rentals



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



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
OKEECHOBEE, 2 BR, 2 BA, in
city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st., last & sec. dep. of
$300.863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 1br, 1 ba, $750 +
util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nicel


BASSWOOD- Brand New
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
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. Immed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage, (863)467-2541
PSL- 3br, 2ba, Double car gar.
In gated community, Pool &
Gym. $975. mo. No dogs.
561-746-5852


RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, lba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail. now. ,
$700/mo, apple incld, W/D,
(239)707-5155
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classifieds.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
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, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be used to-
wards down pymt. Reducing
price to $179,100.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St.,-$995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
OKEECHOBEE: 4 BR, 2 BA., /
Acre, Manufactured Home,
New 40 year roof. New A/C.
New Dry wall. New Carpet.
New Kitchen. New Water
System. New Bathrooms.
$165,000. Owner financing
avail. (863)824-6112


NAPLES, East Vanderbuilt, To
Ava Maria, possible com-
mercial, 5-10 acres. Call Bob
(239)821-3363


Mobile Homes

P'ITIiTIU'_


AXLES (5) & WHEELS (10),
From 14x70 FEMA 2005
trailer, $200 this week.
(941)575-7618



2BR/1BA SW $590/mo.
2BR/2BA CBS MH $590/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
(12ft IVBA$490/mp.incl.qlec)
st, ast sec.A llll.ty
Water. 561-346-4646
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA
441 S.E., apple. & some turn
incld. $600/mo + sec dep &
refs. (863)447-0431
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, on 5
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1200/mo. 1st, last &
sec. (863)697-1339


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BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks
ood! $2500, Cash... Trade ?
239)357-6889 LaBelle area
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
863-697-2434



ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
(863)673-0545
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat. $2500.(863)447-0337
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450.863-216-9905
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
oth for $6000. or will sep.
Call (863)357-7075
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


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ISpecial Notic


I&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
U Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
561-254-0579
WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation

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



AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985
ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
$5,300 (561)670-3636
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90
hp. Johnson, Top, Trolling
Motor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
(863)674-0583
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long
$30.(863)675-8760
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft'alum
v-hole Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816
CANOE- aluminum, 1,4ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
cessories. $-300
(863)763-2076
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400.239-595-5804
DELHI BOAT-'74, 14'. w/18XD
Mere outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
KOBE- 19', 6 cyl. Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park.
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude,
25HR commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800.941-755-3588
PONTOON BOAT- '04, Sun-
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
than 100 hrs. Mere 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
Http://www.anthom.com/
r.-u ,-i,:ler ,n P nnn rJ,',j

SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board. $75. (863)612-1044
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375


CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass,
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy
F/S P/U 8 ft. bed. Pewter col-
or. $400 (863)946-0863
DODGE MINI HOME-'77, 21,
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in
55+ park in Okeechobee.
Needs some work. $3500.
or best offer. (561)575-0522
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
RV's (7) w/ FL Rms., in quiet
park on Rim Canal. $1500 -
$4500. each. Lot rental from
$200 per mo. avail, w/back-.
ground check. No Sub-Let
Call (941)713-1044


PLAYMOR: 5th Wheel Trailer,
new a/c, tires & fridge, ex-
cellent shape. $3750.
239-867-6218
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Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40210
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
CHEVY CORSICA- '90, Good
running condition. $1000.
(863)763-7060
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
ine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT- '1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
863-234-9097
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1997,
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Erie. LaBelle area
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,
Mint condition, runs great.
$3000 or best offer.
(863)634-8865
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
good running, good on gas,
$800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
(863)357-0697
VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
door, in LaBelle, sacrifice
price $950 (239)297-3270

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TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo
King Unit. Used for storage.
TK unit last started 1 year
ago. $500. (772)321-8960


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

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DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $2500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855


CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
(239)763-7611
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930
CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-2671
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN-
24"x17", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
$100. (863)697-3865
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
JEEP SAHARA: '99, 4x4, 4.0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110k mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
8000. 561-261-6629
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
(863)610-1120
PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
(561)261-0930
POWER PROGRAMMER 111,
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250. (863)697-3865
RACING WHEELS & TIRES:
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
fer. (863)824-0735
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
(863)763-0547
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856


TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
863-467-8856


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like
new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
$12,500. (863)805-2877


CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4.
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
.pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
long bed, 350 eng,aut a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241


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DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K,
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
LOAD HANDLER DUMPER:
For small pickup, never
used. $50. 863-675-3032
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or. best offer.
(772)597-0650


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


AXELS (2) 2000 Ib w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100.
for both, will sep.
(863)763-8518/447-1042
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $530. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Charlie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676 -
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995. 863-763-3551


VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988,
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeecnobee area


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Adontlln of Job DeScritlion
In accordance wit the Administrative
Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes, the Okeechobee County
School Board will consider adoption
of a Job Description for the position
listed below. This will occur at the
School Board meeting on June 12,
2007, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of
the School Board Administrative Office
at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okee-
chobee.
TITLE: TransitionCounselor
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bache-
lor's Degree or higher in any field, a
Florida Teacher Certification in Excep-
tional Student Education, and a mini-
mum of five years successful
teaching experience.
Adoption of this Job Description will
not Impact Individuals economically.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
204490 ON 4/17/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2007 CP 68
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KENNETH F. KNIGHT, SR.
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of KEN-
NETH F. KNIGHT, SR., Deceased, File
No. 2007-CP-06, s pendinging n the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida Probate Division, the address
of which Is Clerk of Court, Probate Di-
vision, 312 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All ore s of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unllquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER: THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent and
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DEcEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is April 17th, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Kristin K. Forest
15 Mayflower Court
North Klngstown, R102852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Brant and Baldwin
330,Federallhw
561845-1700
By: orge W. Baldwin, Jr.
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider
adoption and/or amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meet-
lug on Tuesday, June 12 2007, at 6:00 p.m., In Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the
proposed policies and/or policy amendments are available in the Superintendent's
office, Room 307, located at 70 S.W. 2nd Avenue.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 3.25 Automatlc External Defibrillators
1. This policy provides guidelines for the use of automatic external deflbrillatorsa on
school grounds by school personnel.
2. This policy Is being proposed for adoption to Implement F.S. 1006.165.
3. The legal authority orthisolicy s FS. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws Implemented
are F.S, 401.2915; 768,1325; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1006.165.
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 4.19 Phyvlcal Education
1. This policy provides guidelines and goals for the District's Physical Education
Program..
2. This policy Is being proposed for adoption as required by Flodda Statutes.
3. The legal authority for this policy is FS. 1001.41;1001.42. Laws implemented
are F.S. 1001.43; 1003.41; 1003.42; 1003.43; 1003.453.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 5.321 Bullyina Threats and Intimidatlon
1. This policy provides the School Board's direction to the Code of Student Conduct
for student violations involving bullying, threats and intimidatiorLn.
2. This policy is being proposed for adoption to state the Board's position on
bullying, threats an intimidation.
3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented
are FS. 1001.43; 1003.04; 1003.31; 1003.32; 1006.07; 1006..08;
1006.09:;1006.10.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 5.621 Psvchotoolc Medicatilon
1. This policy provides a definition of psychotropic medication and guidelines for
employees regarding students and psychotropic medications.
2. This policy isaeing proposed for adoptionto Implement F.S. 1006.0625.
3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented
are ES: 1000.21; 1001.43; 1006.0625.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 7.25 Hospitallty Funds
1. This policy provides guidelines for expenditure of funds forthe purposes of
promotion, public relations activities and hospitality.
2. This policy is being proposed for adoption as recommended by Educational
Management Consultant Services.
3. The legal authority forthis policy Is ES. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws Implemented
are F.S. 1001.43; 1010.88.
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 2.40 -
School Improvement. Education Accountbllty and School Advisory Council
1. This policy provides direction for developing, approving, implementing and
maintaining a system of school improvement and education accountability.
2. The proposed revisions brings the policy into agreement with current Forida
Statutes..
3. The legal authority forthis policy Is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented
are ES. 24.121(5(c):; 1000.21; 1001.10; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1001.452;
1003.413; 1008.33; 1008.345; 1008.385; 1010.01; 1011.01; 1012.01.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 2.401 -
Family and School Partnershlp tfor Student Achievement
1. This policy provides guidelines for strengthening family Involvement and family
empowerment in the school.
2. The proposed revisions change the title of the policy, add the requirement of
parent guide and bring the policy nto agreement with current Florida Statutes.
3. The legal authority forthis policy Is ES. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented
areS. 1001.21; 1001.42; 1001.51; 1001.54; 100220; 100223; 1003.33:
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENTOF BOARD POLICY 3.90- Charter Schools
1. This policy provides guidelines for ensuring high quality instruction, safety and
accountability fer charter schools.
2. The proposed revison brings the policy into agreement with current Florida
Statftes and revised timelines for approving charter schools.
3. The legal authority forthis policy is ES. 1001.41:1001.42. Laws implemented
are ES. 1001.02; 1001.43; 1002.5133.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 432 Athletics
1. This policy provides broad guidelines for athletic programs andparticipatison
in the District.
2. The proposed revision brings the policy into agreement with current Florida
High School Athletic Association policies.
3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented
are S. 768.135; 1000.21; 1001.43; 1006.07; 1001 t06.; 006.20.
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5.41 -
Grantino Permlsslon foar Studn to Lee then School Camous
1. This policy provides guidelines and requirements for allowing students to
leave the school campus.
2. The proposed revision brings the policy nto agreement with current Florida
Statutes,
3. The legal authority forthis policy Is ES. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws Implemented
are ES. 1000.21; 1001.43; 1006.063; 1006.07.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 8.23-
T rtansurtlno Students In PrIvate Vehicles
1. This policy provides guidelines and requirements fortransporting students in
plvate vehicles.
2. The proposed revision brings the policy Into agreement with current Florida
Staetutes regarding definition and reference to parent" and adds a designation
showing thatthe policy is required by statute.
3. The legal authority forthis policy is F.S. 1001.42; 1001.43. Laws implemented
are ES. 1006.21; 1006.22; 1006.24.
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007-CP-58
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE 0G.TARNAWA,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GEORGE G. TARNAWA, deceased,
whose date of death was November
13, 2006; File Number 2007CP-58, Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which Is 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-.
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS 0' MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is: April 10Oth, 2007.
Jeffrey B. Kahn, Esq.
Personal Representative
and Attorney For Estate
Florida Bar No.: 0768316
Law Office of Jeffrey B. Kahn, RA.
3300 University Drive, Suite 711
Coral Spdngs, Florida 33065
Telephone: 954-757-6100
Fax Number: 954-757-6110
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Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants,
cleaning crews and security personnel are currently being
sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-
4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter
Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeech6bee 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 information and an
application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.


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

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 presi-
dent, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promotions chair,
economic restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and
volunteer chair. Nomination 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.

Cheerleading clinic slated
Planet Cheer is competitive cheer teams for kids ages 5
and up. A clinic will be held at Kid Space, 818 E.N. Park
Street, on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. with
tryouts on Saturday, April 28, at noon. For information and
to get a try-out packet prior to tryouts, call (863) 357-4496.

Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct
an infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m.,
For information, call (863) 763-2488.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free con-
cert on Friday, April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert
will be held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus audi-
torium, and is open to middle through high school-aged
students. Students must present their student ID in order
to attend. The first 300 students who present their student
ID will be admitted. 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 Saturday, 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 Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Ter-
race. Both days must be attended to complete the course.
Tuition of. $10 covers course material. Make checks
payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP.member-
ship 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 informa-
tion, 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.

Lodge to hold clay shoot
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 coun-
seling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will
be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this
event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House
(863) 763-2893 by April 30.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee
Memorial Day Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sun-
day, 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 Satur-
day and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A
percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-


Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League
of Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are
$ 10 and are good for one year at selected businesses. Cards
can be purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth
activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Flori-
da employment requirements for individuals working in
various vocations. This is a self-study course that includes
text work and the successful completion of a multiple
choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.


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

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
smoking cessation classes for pregnant women,, women,
or family members living in the household with children 0-3
years old 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 applica-
tions for the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to
qualify for assistance with electric bills and you must have a
shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required
documentation needed to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening
Silence, which deals with providing services to deaf and
hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence. The date
and time will be announced at a later date according to
community interest and response. Contact Shirlean Gra-
ham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of
baby items such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity
clothes, strollers and other items for infants and toddlers.
Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be used to ben-
efit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities


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