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Vol. 98 No. 108




Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.
Residents whose address-
es are even numbered can
water from 4 until 8 a.m. on
Thursday and Sundays. Odd
numbered addresses can
water from 4 until 8 a.m. on
Wednesday 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 auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject
to a fine.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, 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
fireworks. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Inside

Students continue to
work hard at Central
First graders are busy, busy,
busy! Spring is here and we
will be incubating eggs soon.
We can not wait to see our
eggs hatch into baby chicks.
In math, students are
adding and subtracting very
well. The concept "Time &
Money" has been ongoing
through out the year. Next
week the first graders will
take a trip to Riverside
National Bank. They will
learn about money manage-
ment as well as the banking
systems.
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Drought Index
Current: 603
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide

Lake levels

9.99 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.05 feet


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Poll: booze use is up locany


Local youths
. lead in state
Second in a series
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The results of the 2006 Florida
Youth Substance Abuse Survey
indicate that Okeechobee Coun-
ty youth placed higher in four of
five substance abuse categories


than the 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 survey, Okeechobee
County was placed in District 15


along with Martin, St. Lucie and
Brevard counties.
The report stated that Okee-
chobee's youth alcohol con-
sumption was higher than Mar-
tin, St. Lucie, Indian River and
Brevard Counties. It also stated
that Okeechobee was 5 percent-
age points higher than the state
average.
Youth binge drinking in Okee-
chobee County, according to the
report, was higher than-Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River and Bre-


Tropicana Speech winners


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Seminole Elementary School fourth grade winners first place-Alyssia Boldin (back), sec-
ond place-Odalis Garcia (center) and third place Julie Sharpe (front) were honored for their
Tropicana Speeches on Tuesday, April 17. The first and second place winners will repre-
sent Seminole Elementary School at the district competition on May 1, at the Freshman
Campus. The third place winner will go as an alternate if the others are unable to attend.


Seminole Elementary School fifth grade winners first place-Lacey Thomas (back), second
place-Julio Olvera (center) and third place Crystal Garza (front) were honored for their
Tropicana Speeches on Tuesday, April 17. The first and second place winners will repre-
sent Seminole Elementary School at the district competition on May 1, at the Freshman
Campus. The third place winner will go as an alternate if the others are unable to attend.


vard counties and was 6.8 per-
centage points higher than the
state average.
It also stated that youth ciga-
rette smoking was higher than
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and
Brevard counties and was 5.4
percentage points higher than
the state average.
Okeechobee County youth
ranked lower in marijuana smok-
ing than the other counties in Dis-
trict 15, but tied the state average
at 11.4 percentage points.


Okeechobee youth ranked
the highest for the use of illicit
drugs (other than marijuana)
than the other four counties, and
was .1 percentage point higher
than the state average.
Russ Brown, director of stu-
dent services for Okeechobee
County Schools, explained that
752 Okeechobee students were
tested last spring for the sub-
stance abuse survey. Their

See Poll-Page 2


OCSO will


re-open old


murder cases


OCSO detective
assigned to handle
unsolved murders

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A dream of Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May and
Detective Captain Dale LaFlam
is finally coming to fruition,
which is to reopen unsolved
murder cases and, hopefully,
give the families of those vic-
tims closure.
Detective Sergeant T.J.
Brock, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), has been re-assigned
to handle murder cases that


have gone cold. To date, said
Sheriff May, there are eight or
nine unsolved murders in
Okeechobee County. Records
indicate those unsolved killings.
date back to 1989 when Mar-
garet Annie Burnham, 85, was
found brutally murdered in her
N.W. Third Street home.
"Dale and I talked about this
when I first came in office,"
said Sheriff May in an interview
Tuesday, April 17. "This is our
opportunity. If there's a mur-
derer in Okeechobee County,
we have a place for him."
Capt. LaFlam said Sgt. Brock
was selected for the assign-
ment because of his experi-

See Cases Page 2


DCA grants


approval for


developments


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) has
given complete and final
approval for the two large scale
comprehensive plan amend-
ments inside the city limits.
The first of the two compre-
hensive plan amendments,
which were passed by the
Okeechobee City Council, was
submitted by Craig Hackl/H2
Holdings concerning just over 21
acres on S.R. 70 E. The site is


located across the highway
from the U.S. Post Office.
According to the City Coun-
cil meeting on Aug. 1, 2006, the
initial development plan
includes about 200,000 square
feet of space. Approximately
165,000 of that will be for retail
outlets, while about 25,000
square feet will be general
office space and 10,000 square
feet will be for restaurant use.
As of newspaper deadline
there were no confirmations as
See Approval Page 2


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

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Comics ........... 18
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ...... ...19
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV ............... 20
Weather ........... .2
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Local doctor speaks to club


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotary.
Club met on Tuesday, April 17,
where local general surgeon
Dr. Manny Garcia from Rauler-
son Hospital spoke in regard to
the level of preparedness
Okeechobee County is for any
type of disaster.
Due to the recent events
throughout the United States
the medical staff at area hospi-
tals have had additional train-
ing requirements added over
the years.
According to Dr. Garcia, due
to these requirements physi-
cians are more informed and
more educated on how to han-
dle disasters, especially since
Sept. 11,2001.
He went on to say that on
the federal level every physi-
cian has a mandatory require-
ment of at least three hours of
disaster training in order to get


a license in any state in the
Union.
Raulerson Hospital has
trained individuals who are on
hand for all types of disasters
such as chemical related inci-
dents, train derailment, plane
crash and many other types of
issues that would cause multi-
ple victims at the scene of the
incident.
Dr. Garcia explained that
the staff is trained to set up
triage to treat the most serious-
ly injured first and stabilize
patients. The communication
system with outside agencies
and hospitals has increased
over the years. Dr. Garcia told
one story about a patient who
was sent to Atlanta due to all of
the hospitals in Florida that
were currently dealing with
other issues and could not take
the patient.
During a disaster, all normal
procedures that are not emer-
gency situations are stopped.


For example, all elective sur-
geries are postponed to make
sure the operating rooms are
open, if needed for victims of
the disaster.
On Wednesday, March 21,
Raulerson Hospital performed
their last mock terrorist drill
that coordinated all local agen-
cies and hospital staff to help
prepare them to be capable of
sustaining a disaster situation,
if one should ever occur.
With their current commu-
nications, the hospital is capa-
ble of obtaining assistance
from neighboring hospitals in
the event that they do not have
the means to provide treat-
ment.
Dr. Garcia mentioned a
mock communications drill
that he performed many years
ago and he was able to guaran-
tee over six helicopters to aid
in rescue within one hour of

See Doctor Page 2


uKeecnooee iNews/unauna Aguilar
Dr. Manny Garcia, a general surgeon at Raulerson Hospital,
spoke to Rotary members during their weekly meeting at Gold-
en Corral where they discussed the preparedness level of
Raulerson Hospital in the event of a disaster and what steps
they take to ensure the hospital is ready for any disaster that
could occur.









2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Man charged in shooting of girlfriend


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
arrested on felony charges that
include
attempted
felony murder
after he
allegedly shot
his girlfriend in
the head dur-
ing an appar
ent argument.
The victim
is currently in Franklin
stable condi- Brown
tion at St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.
Charged in the case is Franklin


Cases

Continued From Page 1
ence in law enforcement and spe-
cial schooling.
Sgt. Brock Pas been with the
OCSO for 21 years and has been a
detective since 1990.
"T.J. is one of my more sea-
soned investigators," explained
Capt. LaFlam. "He's capable and
able to think outside the box. He
has an insight into doing this and
seems really eager to take on the
task."
The captain went on to explain
that Sgt. Brock will be focusing
solely on unsolved murders. In
the future, added Capt. LaFlam,
he may reopen some unsolved
sexual battery cases.
"But right now, he'll look at the
most heinous crimes," said Capt.
LaFlam.
One of Sgt. Brock's first cases
will be the 2005 murder of Pedro
Denova. Mr. Denova, 54, was
found lying in the yard of a resi-
dence on S.W 19th Ave. on March
25. He had been stabbed to death.
According to his supervisor,
Sgt. Brock will focus on one case


Approval

Continued From Page 1
to what specific businesses will
be present in this development.
Craig Hackl, the owner and
developer, was represented by
Brandon Tucker of Tucker Realty
Group at a previous Council
meeting who stated that they "are
moving forward with the devel-
opment that he (Mr. Hackl) had
proposed."
"There is a very nice viable
shopping center being planned.
We are continuing to move for-
ward and this comp plan amend-
ment is critical to that move-
ment," he told Council members.
"The entrance to the project still
remains to coincide with the sig-
nalized intersection and I am sure
there will be some other improve-
ments with the Department of
Transportation at that time."
This property has a rezoning
application pending which can
now move forward due to the
DCA approval. This rezoning
went through the city's planning
board on Aug.17, 2006. That
board recommended that the
Council rezone the property to
heavy commercial.
The rezoning application will


Poll

Continued From Page 1
responses to the survey questions
were used to determine the li '
ures in the survey.
Mr. Brown said in the alcohol
consumption category, of the 752
students tested 37 percent admit-
ted to the consumption of alco-
hol. The state average was 32 per-
cent.
In the binge drinking category,
the figures were broken down for
middle school and high school. In
middle school, 13.8 percent of the
Okeechobee students admitted to
binge drinking. The state average
for middle school binge drinking
was 8.4 percent. In the high
school category, 29.9 percent of
the Okeechobee High School stu-
dents tested admitted to binge
drinking.
Statewide, the average was 23
percent.


A. Brown, 37, N.W. 12th St.
Besides the above-mentioned
charge, Brown is also charged
with possession of'a firearm by a
convicted felon. Following his
arrest early Monday, Brown was
arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felony of violation of pro-
bation driving while license sus-
pended.
He is being held in the Okee-
chobee County Jail without bond.
Brown was charged with
attempted felony murder because
he allegedly committed the crime
while in commission of a felony,
which was possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon for
which he was charged.
While the investigation is still


in its infancy, it is known that
Brown and the victim were in a
room at a Parrott Avenue motel
on Sunday, April 15. The two left
the motel and drove to an area in
the northwest section of the
county.
Sometime around midnight,
an argument apparently ensued
and Brown reportedly shot the
woman in the head with what is
believed to be a small-caliber
handgun.
Although the Detective Faulkn-
er's investigation has determined
that the gun belonged to Brown, it
had not been recovered as of
Tuesday afternoon. The detec-
tive's report indicates that Brown
purchased the gun for $50.


"Nobody on planet earth is talking about these
victims. I appreciate Sheriff May letting the
sheriff's office speak for the victims of these vio-


lent murders that can't


at a time and will have the free-
dom to travel to talk to people
who may have some information.
Capt. LaFlam described the
work of the cold case detective as
"tedious."
"Other agencies are donating
time and people to do this and
have found it to be quite success-
ful," said the captain. "It's our
responsibility to do this for the
people of Okeechobee County."
Both Sheriff May and Capt.
LaFlam indicated this new assign-
ment is needed, even though
there may be those who question
the move.
"If that person was a member
of your family, you would feel dif-
ferently," said Sheriff May. "I don't
consider this a waste of time. We
owe this to the county and the vic-
tims. These cases will never be
shoved away on a shelf.


go through to the City Council for
the first reading on Tuesday, May
1, and if there are no additional
issues the second reading will be
held Tuesday, May 15.
The next step for the develop-
ment after the rezoning will be
site plan approval through the
Technical Review Committee
upon submittal of a site plan from
the developer.
The second Cycle I 2007
Comprehensive Plan amend-
ment that was approved came
from property owner Frank Alto-
bello, trustee for CBC Manage-
ment Corporation, concerning a
large scale land use plan amend-
ment for a proposed fishing vil-
lage.
This property is located along
the west side of Taylor Creek on
just over 32 acres. The proposed
development is for a residential
mixed use that would allow for
businesses such as restaurants
and a private marina, as well as
up to 297 residential units.
The next step in the process
for approval will be a rezoning
for all of the land involved.
While the two developments
were the key items, the compre-
hensive plan amendments
included more than just the two
developments due to the exten-


Even though the survey indi-
cated that Okeechobee was 5.4
percent higher than the state aver-
age in cigarette smoking, the fig-
ure is down significantly from
2002. In 2002, the percentage of
students smoking was 48.6 per-
cent. In 2006, that number had
fallen to 39.8 percent.
In the marijuana use category,
according to the survey, Okee-
chobee ranked the lowest of the
four counties that were com-
pared, but tied the state average
of 11.4 percent. The actual per-
centages were 24.6 percent
admitted trying marijuana at least
once in their lives, while 11.4 per-
cent admitted to using marijuana
in the last 30 days.
Okeechobee youth ranked the
highest of the four counties in
illicit drug use. Seventeen percent
admitted to trying illicit drugs at
least once in their lives, while 7.4
percent admitted to use within
the last 30 days.
"We haven't seen any drastic


speak for themselves."
- Detective Sgt. T.J. Brock


"Chances are some of these
may be unsolvable, but you don't
know until you look," he added.
Capt. LaFlam echoed the sher-
iff's statement.
"Can we justify it? If we solve
one case, it's justified," he said.
"The families deserve some sort
of closure."
With Sgt. Brock moving to his
new office space across the street
from the sheriff's office on N.W
Fourth Street, Lieutenant John
Rhoden will be moving into Sgt.
Brock's old office.
"Lt. Rhoden will help me with
the administrative duties in the
detective bureau and will handle
some cases. He may even help
T.J.," said Capt. LaFlam.
The tough part of handling a
cold case is that it must be
worked almost the total opposite
of a normal case, indicated Sgt.


sive changes involved in creating
such developments.
In accordance with these
comprehensive plan amend-
ments, the city planner had to
make changes to the compre-
hensive plan narrative elements
in response to the DCA objec-
tions and recommendations.
The elements that were
amended were the capital
improvement element, conser-
vation element, transportation
element, future land use ele-
ment, as well as issues with the
water supply and the consisten-
cy with the state comprehensive
plan.
One objection from the DCA
concerned the lack of require-
ments limiting nutrients in the
water.
According to City Planner Jim
LaRue, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
will be adopting in the future, by
2010, nutrients such as nitrogen
and phosphorus level require-
ments. These requirements will
guide the city's requirements at
that time to the conservation ele-
ment.
The residential mixed use
(RMU) category has been creat-
ed within the future land use ele-
ment which is intended to


changes from prior years. But, we
understand that there is a prob-
lem," said Mr. Brown. "We are
looking at additions to the cur-
riculum, bringing in guest speak-
ers and finding other ways to send
the message to our students."
According to the National
Youth Network, if parents sus-
pect that their child is abusing
substances they should: see a
physician or pediatrician; con-
sult with clergy to assist in spiri-
tual and practical guidance; con-
sult with an educational
consultant to help find the right
program for the child; consult
with a therapist or counselor;
consult with an educational
advocate to help with the child's
current school situation; and,
consult with an educational con-
sultant to find the right program
for the child.
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A check of Brown's history
indicates that in 1995 he was con-
victed on a charge of possession
of cocaine. OCSO records also
indicate that he was arrested
March 5, 1996, and charged with
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon. In 1997, Brown was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated battery. Those same
records indicate that he was
arrested in 1998 and charged with
two counts of sale of cocaine and
two counts possession of
cocaine.
The disposition on many of
these cases was not clear.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter Eric Kopp may be reached at
okeditor@okeechobee.com


Brock. In most murder cases, the
investigator starts at the body then
follows the evidence and clues
out to the perpetrator. With a cold
case, he said, the investigator
starts outside and works his way
to the body.
Sgt. Brock spent the day Tues-
day moving his computer and files
into his new office, and is ready to
start re-interviewing witnesses
and searching for new clues.
The detective said he is looking
forward to getting started on his
new assignment and the opportu-
nity to help put the minds of the
victims' families at ease.
"Nobody on planet earth is
talking about these victims," said
Sgt. Brock. "I appreciate Sheriff
May letting the sheriff's office
speak for the victims of these vio-
lent murders that can't speak for
themselves."
If anyone has any information
about an unsolved murder in
Okeechobee County, they are
asked to contact Sgt. Brock at
(863) 763-3117.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Eric Kopp may be reached at
okeditor@okeechobee.com


accommodate and provide flexi-
bility for development of multi-
ple uses within a residential set-
ting.
According to Mr. LaRue's
response to the DCA, "In order
for land to be considered for this
designation, land shall be a mini-
mum of 30 acres and no more
than seven and one-half
dwelling units per gross acre."
RMU category must adhere to
the following design and princi-
ples: all developments must be
zoned as planned unit develop-
ment (PUD); developments are
required to be clustered to maxi-
mize open space and natural
areas; provide a mix of uses;
include a mix of residential
types; recreational amenities;
civic spaces; and, convenience
and commercial uses intended
to serve residents and their
guests in order to minimize trips
outside the RMU category.
As the PUD land development
regulations are currently being
changed, additional require-
ments for the RMU category may
be researched by contacting the
city's General Services Depart-
ment at (863) 763-3372.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.



Doctor

Continued From Page 1
his call. This practice of working
together within the medical pro-
fession has been apparent since
the disasters this country has
been through.
According to Dr. Garcia,
many of the individuals in the
medical profession who help
during a disaster do so as volun-
teers.
According to public relations
director Bill Casian, the hospital
has not yet received the results
from the mock drill held in
March. The after action report
will include pros and cons with
all aspects of the drill, and will
deal with all of the agencies and
the hospital.
In other business, the Rotary
changed the date for their bike
ride from April 28 to May 19 at
the lake.


Community Events


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 participated in
a VPK program during the school year; and, the parent must obtain certifi-
cate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop
Career Center. For information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.


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

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There
are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a FPL cus-
tomer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name and num-
ber. 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.


News Briefs

Group providing animal rescue
OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee
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 Christ-
ian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.
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 pleas-
ure. Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitter-
bug 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.
Summer play camp sign-ups end soon
OKEECHOBEE 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 Monday 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 Community Center, Okeechobee County Civic Center
and Central Elementary 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 Okee-
chobee County School system for the 2006-07 school year.
A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School Food Ser-
vice 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.

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Students are working hard at Central Elementary


First grade
First graders are busy, busy,
busy! Spring is here and we will be
incubating eggs soon. We can't
wait to see our eggs
hatch into baby ,f
chicks.
In math, stu-.\
dents are addingng
and subtracting
very well. The con-
cept "Time & Money" has been
ongoing throughout the year. Next
week the first graders will take a
trip to Riverside National Bank.
They will learn about money man-
agement as well as the banking
systems.
First graders are all about sci-
ence. If they are not viewing under
a microscope they are learning
all about heat, light and sound
energy. We also incorporated nutri-
tion into our unit. We often catch
our selves searching for the "calo-
ries" on milk cartons, and food
labels. Great work!
Across the curriculum first
graders are being exposed to differ-
ent types of habitats. We just fin-
ished a very hot and dry habitat
called the "desert" and have begun
"Life in the Rainforest".
This week we decided which
rainforest animals were herbi-
vores, carnivores and omnivores.
This helped us begin a creative
writing which included a topic sen-
tence, elaborated main ideas, and
a conclusion. Way to go first grade!
Students of the week: Audra
Meara, Megan Underwood, Maria
Martinez, Mya Frank, Nicolas Serra-
no, Anali Carmona, Dustin Dou-
glas, Ranae Maxwell, Carmen
Corea, Sally Tijerina, Hailey, Spear-
row, and Ivon Tapia.
Birthdays: Zayon Alderman,
Luis Terrazas, Dylan Walker, Jarrett
Faulkner, Ruben Bustos, Curtis
Fountain, Mya Frank, Daniel Gar-
cia, Teodolo Yanez, Devin Tijerina
and James Harris.

Second grade
During the month of April we
are learning about other cultures.
Each classroom is doing a different


country. Then toward the end of
April we will have a Freaky Friday,
where we can go to each room
and learn about each different
country. The countries that we are
learning about are Scotland, Ger-
many, Canada, Mexico, Italy, and
Japan. We are looking forward to
learning about other countries! It
will be exciting to see how people
around the world do things differ-
ently.
Our students of the week in sec-
ond grade are: Kristina Shanklin,
Leigh-Ann Sorensen, Chance
White, Noemy Gomez, Yanessa
Leiva, Logan Selph Dunn, and
Alysa Osterman. Congratulations
to those students for being student
of the week!

Fourth grade
In Mr. Goff's class a few of us
are still working very hard to mem-
orize our multiplication facts. Over
half of the class can pass their hot
pencils multiplication test with 100
percent accuracy every time they
take it. We hope to be adding some
more names to that -list soon. In
math we are working on chapter
21 which deals with fractions. In
science we are learning about
cells. We are learning about the dif-
ferent types of cells and what func-
tion they serve. In reading we are
reading the story "Little Red Writ-
ing Hood". It is a play about a little
girl named Red who tries to rewrite
some fairy tales, but just makes a
big mess out of everything. We are
also working hard on meeting our
Accelerated Reader goal this quar-
ter.

General fourth
grade news
Fourth grade has launched into
the last quarter. The walls are filled
with writings, poetry, limericks, art,
and learning! As the students anx-
iously await their Florida Writes
Scores, students have begun a unit
on public speaking. Students will
participate in the Tropicana Speech
Contest. Class winners will be
determined by April 20th and the


school competition will be April
24th. Central is usually represented
very well at the county level and
each fourth grade teacher and fifth
grade teacher was very proud to
see six out of the 12 students who
placed at OMS were all from Cen-
tral! WOW! Parents, you can help
by listening to your child practice
and practice his or her speech and
give them guidelines on eye con-
tact, voice clarity, and tone. You can
also assist them with finding
research or data to support their
speech topic!
In Mrs. Pritchard's classes, stu-
dents can be found participating in
a Square Off Tourney and students
are getting recognition for accom-
plishing that marvelous feat of
memorizing all of the multiplica-
tion facts. Pen Pal Letters arrived
from Wisconsin and students have
also started a geography project on


the United States. Mrs. Pritchard
and probably other people her age
had to memorize each state and its
capital when she was in fourth
grade. WOW will she make her
fourth graders do that too? Perhaps
memorizing some science vocabu-
lary would be better or a sweet
poem!
In math, division is being
reviewed and tested. Long division
is something that some of the stu-
dents are having lots of trouble
with parents, you will need to
help practice this at home! Geome-
try is next with some 'tessellating
designs!' If you are in the area -
please stop by to see the hallway
outside Mrs. Pritchard's room. You
will notice the amazing and very
artistic quilts that incorporate each
student's personality. The Scientific
Process is being worked on in sci-
ence class. We have also see some


results of the first science experi-
ment we did back in August -
water is finally evaporating in our
room, however, water with sugar
or salt it in does evaporate faster
than plain water. Mrs. Pritchard has


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point value of 2-4 by April 24 and
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Obituaries


Lawrence
Gray McKenzie
Lawrence Gray McKenzie, 85,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
April 14, 2007, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Born April 19, 1921, in
Winchester, Ky., he began his
career in music playing with
bands in Louisville, Cincinnati,
and throughout Kentucky and
Ohio. He was the owner of
McKenzie.Trucking Service, Inc.
from 1942-1984 and when he
retired and moved to Okee-
chobee he owned a landscaping
business. He enjoyed fishing,
music, playing guitar, and read-
ing.
He is preceded in death by:
brothers, Sam McKenzie and
Howard McKenzie; sisters, Seli-
na McKenzie Witt, May McKen-
zie Fritts, and Pearl McKenzie
Ferrell; and, son-in-law, Gene
Varner.
Mr. McKenzie is survived by:
his wife of 65 years, Margaret
Jewell McKenzie of Okee-
chobee; son, Thomas Gray
(Linda) McKenzie of Austin,
Texas; daughter, Patsy Sue Varn-
er of Winchester, Ky. and Sharon
Kaye Cheek of Lexington, Ky. In
addition he is survived by nine
grandchildren, Brian Keith
McKenzie, Leigh Ann Hacker
Sadler, Lisa Varner Thompson,
Tracey Farley, Veronica Lynn
McKenzie, Debra Varner Caudell,
Steven McKenzie, Larry Dale
Varner and Cindy Cheek Raugh;
14 great-grandchildren; and, a
host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at
Scobee Funeral Home, 219 West
Lexington Ave., Winchester, Ky.
40391.
All local arrangements are
under the care and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-
chobee.

James William
Shreves
James William "JW" Shreves,
26, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, April 16, 2007, at Raulerson
Hospital in Okeechobee. Born
April 22, 1980, in Okeechobee,
he had been a lifetime resident
and was an avid bowler, fisher-
man, hunter and a true out-
doorsman and good electrician.
He is preceded in death by
brother, Chad Bailes.
Mr. Shreves is survived by: his
father, James A. "Zeke" (Geor-
gene) Shreves of Okeechobee;
mother, Rhonda (Don) Ostran-
der of St. Cloud; son, Sean of
Okeechobee; daughters, Jordyn
and Scottie Shreves, both of
Okeechobee; sisters, Julie
(Jason) Herman of Winter
Springs, Jessica Bailes of Jack-
sonville, and Rusty Bailes of


Okeechobee; nephew, Conner
Herman of Winter Springs;
grandparents, George and Rusty
Lewis of Okeechobee; and,
fiance, Samantha Dubel of Okee-
chobee. In addition he is sur-
vived by numerous aunts and
uncles.
Visitation will be Friday, April
20, 2007, from 5 until 7 p.m., in
the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel.
Services will be Saturday,
April 21, 2007, at 10 a.m., at the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor Dwayne Eatmon of
the Treasure Island Baptist
Church officiating. Interment
will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to
the James William Shreves trust
fund for his children at the Bank
of America.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Janet Daniels Willis
Janet Daniels Willis, 72, of
Starke, died Sunday, April 8,
2007, in Gainesville following a
brief illness. Born in Elmira, N.Y.,
on June 2, 1934, Mrs., Willis
moved to Starke four years ago
from Okeechobee. She was a


member of St. Marks Episcopal
Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
her son, Timmy Willis.
Mrs. Willis is survived by:
daughter, Elizabeth J. Ritchey of
Citra; sons, Noah Willis, Jr. of
Milford, Mich., and Michael A.
Willis of Lake City; sister, Rose
Dunaway of Fort McCoy; broth-
er, William A. Daniels of Lake
City; five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and, many
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Mrs.
Willis were held on Sunday,
April 15, 2007, in the St. Marks
Episcopal Church.
Arrangements were by Jones
Funeral home, Starke, Fla. (904)
964-6200.

Mary Ellen Calloway
Mary Ellen Calloway, 78, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, April
17, 2007, in Glades County. She
was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Okee-
chobee.
Visitation will be Thursday,
April 19, 2007, from 4 until 6
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel followed by serv-
ices at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
NEWS: Two of the most important things Okeechobee has to offer are
their youth and agriculture, and on a daily basis the Okeechobee News
has something about one or the other. I think that is really good and I
hope they keep up the good work.

TRASH: I would like to know why the county code enforcement office
never calls anybody back. You can call them two to three times and no
one returns a call, and there is never anyone there to answer the phone.
Also, Charles Harvey Highway is absolutely filthy. No one has cleaned up
between the north fence and the south fence that runs along the high-
way. They keep sending out grass cutters that do a nice job. They take
one Styrofoam cup and they chop it into pieces. Why doesn't anybody
clean the sides of the road and the center of the highway? The place is
despicable. Don't you think Okeechobee needs a new image by trying to
clean itself up? I sure hope our county code enforcement and highway
department gets on the ball.
Editor's Note: The sides and median on Charles Harvey Highway
was recently cleaned by the inmate work crew from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. Unfortunately, the day after they picked up the
trash there was more trash, including an empty television box, dumped
on the highway. The sheriff's office currently has two crews working in
the county trying to pick up trash along the highways. However, until the
oopulace decides to help by depositing trash in the proper receptacles
this problem is likely to continue.
POLITICIANS: As a taxpaying voter, if part of the 86 percent of people
that are offended by God, morality and respect want discipline to be
removed from school I can't understand why a minority is disrespected.
In comes an atheist government-supported group and causes a lot of dis-
ruption. Is that the way our politicians say thankyou?

DUKE: I am all for the comments in Speak Out but I want to add one
thing, the coach of the lacrosse team got fired right away and now his life
has been ruined also. I think people should remember him too.

CHENEY: Finally Dick Cheney said something I agree with. You don't
need 535 secretaries of state. What we do need is one that is honest, and
his bosses need to be honest including Cheney and Bush.

WHAT'S WORSE?: This is in response to the person who said at least
gays don't get pregnant. Pregnancy is temporary. AIDS is permanent -
so which would you consider to be the worse?

IMPACT FEES: This new tax 'under the name of impact fees will be
passed on by developers to you know who. In the April 14 Okeechobee
News this tax will only pay for 25 percent of the total the Democrats run-
ning our county want to spend. The chairman wants a gasoline tax, high-
er property taxes, other assessments and bond issues. It is time to stop
these capital projects and learn to live on what the people of Okeechobee
can afford.

GROWTH: People, as you can see, our town is growing too fast. There
are not enough red lights to keep up with the traffic. If you take a side
street be prepared to wait quite a while. That's why we all need to stop
and take time to smell the roses and see how fast time is passing us by.
Everyone has a busy schedule these days that they have to keep, but the
Okeechobee population is growing rapidly as you can see by the number
of homes being built and manufactured homes being sold. The city
should be able to keep up with the rapid, unfortunate growth. A truck
route needs to go around the city so truckers don't need to go far out of
their way but can safely bypass our town. Our little cow town is no more.
I do think some of the old landmarks need to be saved but, of course,
that's only my opinion.
GOOD IDEA: I saw a comment the other day about cleaning up canals
while the water is low. That was a good idea. I got up this morning and
pulled out six or eight pieces of aluminum, and a water pump from a
sprinkler system. I had to drag it out, it was hard. It was a good idea and
you can get to the weeds now. It's a little muddy but it was a good idea.

YARD SALE: I am calling in regard to Speak Out in the April 14 paper.
Someone called in about a yard sale. This group was the Chobee Starz.
We had a yard sale for a fundraiser, were in the parade and we also per-
formed at the Okeechobee County Fair. You can get information at
www.chobeestarz.com.

GSA CLUB: This is about the homosexual club. It is a club trying to
promote alliances between gays and straights. It is not necessarily about
sex. It's about tolerance. Isn't that what church teaches you, and that one
God loves everyone? So why is everybody so concerned about having a
gay/straight alliance club in the school system? They are just trying to pro-
mote tolerance not trying to convert everybody.

IMUS: I am calling in response to all the Speak Out comments about
Imus. I think these people are ignorant. This guy insulted the Rutgers
team and he also insulted women. When they fired him they weren't
looking at black or white, they were looking at green because they could
save a little bit of money. Instead of being focused on his comments they
should be looking at gang-related issues.

CHLORINE: Thank goodness you put in the notice about the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority because I thought I was the only one in Taylor
Creek that smelled chlorine. It is ridiculous. It is extremely strong and it
burns. Maybe it will help your teeth, who knows?

WATERING: I live in the city and have a well. I do not have a sprinkler
system and I would like to know if there is a restriction on hand watering
my flowers and fruit trees with well water.
Editor's Note: At this point in time, there are no water restrictions for
those using well water. However, you are asked to voluntarily cutback
onyouruse of water as much as possible.



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inform the public of the truths
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sion here in Okeechobee. We
have recently been approached
by individuals from as far away as
West Palm Beach and here in.
town about what we are, what
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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 AmericaonLegion 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 information, 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. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary 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 fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage 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 ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for infor-
mation.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion 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 classes 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 care-
givers 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing 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
8p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
385-6671.
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 Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business and
is open to the public. No membership is required. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.


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. Regis-
tration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
ters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.;
or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the
Cypress Hut Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant
money to local law enforcement and fire departments on Sunday,
April 22, at 1 p.m. Representatives from the International Grand Aerie
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will give $500 to the county fire
department and $500 to the sheriff's office. A barbecue cook out will
follow. New members are welcome to join. The new Aerie extends
thanks to all the people, local businesses and our sister Aerie #4137
for making our first fundraiser and membership drive a huge success.
For information, call Bill at (863) 763-1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.


operate by any other names other
than as we are known, which is
Big Lake Missions Outreach.
We do not need to beg for the
needs of our mission to be met.
God has been and is very good
and generous to us using individ-
uals, churches and businesses to
give. We have a proven and hon-
est ministry working mostly six
days a week and when emergen-
cies arise, some nights and Sun-
days.
We do not receive a salary nor
do we use monies that are donat-
ed for our pleasures. All monies
given go back into the mission to


meet the needs in our city, which
the needs have been great and
many.
If you have any questions or
would like to see us at work,
please feel free to stop by the hot
meal site anytime, six days a week
at the United Methodist Church
from noon until 1 pm.; or, call us
at (863) 763-5725 to make an
appointment to see us at work at
our facilities.
Mary Anne Swinford,
director
Bruce W. Swinford,
associate director
Big Lake Missions Outreach


Community Events

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
driver's license; your Social Security card; 2006 and 2007 Social
Security 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 number of
two local contacts; and, a blank check (for direct deposit). For
information, 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 575 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
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For infor-
mation, 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) 763-3536.

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 the SAR and the
American Legion Post #64 will present our national colors. The
City of Okeechobee Mayor Proclamation will be read with addi-
tional 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 Cremato-
ry. 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 a.m., and will
followed by lunch at noon.

DC Ranch plans fund raiser
DC Ranch will sponsor vendors for a "One Stop Shopping"
event at Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Tickets for a drawing for a $5,000
shopping spree at Badcock Furniture are available at TNK Nails,
Stafford's Hair Salon, Preferred Properties and Triple W Airboats.
The Disciples of Christ Ranch is a discipleship ministry for young
men with life-controlling problems. For information, call Pam at
(863) 467-2635.

Earth Day topic of radio talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 21, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Nancy Perry, development director of the Florida Oceanographic
Coastal Center. The topic of the show will be Earth Day celebra-
tions and open house on Sunday, April 22, from noon until 4 p.m.
For information, call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center at
(772) 225-0505; or, visit their website at www.floridaoceanograph-
ic.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 p.m. This
program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3536.
City will rename street
The City of Okeechobee will officially return S.W. Fifth Avenue
back to its original name of Osceola on Saturday, April 21. The cer-
emony will begin at 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4. For information, call
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
Trust Quartet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. The concert
is open to the public. For information, call (863) 824-0013.

DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway, Canal
Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Satur-
day, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nel-
son Bailey, who wiltshare his knowledge about Florida history as a
Florida Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak about 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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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 18,2007


Tierra Allen

accepts scholarship


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Lady Brahman Tierra Allen has
accepted a scholarship offer to
play basketball at Broward Com-
munity College in Ft. Lauderdale.
Allen is a four-year letterman
in basketball, volleyball and track.
She has been the recipient of the
Okeechobee News/Publix Super
Market Female Athlete of the
Month every year for the past four
years. She was also named as the
most valuable player on the Lady
Brahman basketball team for the
past four years.
Allen has been an avid basket-
ball player from the time she was


small. She was coached by her
father, Myron Refoure, when she
played O.C.R.A. basketball. She
continued to play the game she
loved while at Yearling Middle
School, breaking school records
as raced down the court.
Allen is also an outstanding
honor roll student with a 3.4
grade point average.
She was elected secretary of
the O.H.S. Academy of Finance.
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respect and appreciation of her by
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court during her freshman, soph-
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Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale to play bas-
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Community Events


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

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

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

Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board of directors
Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.
Nominations are being accepted for the positions of: president, vice pres-
ident, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promotions chair, economic
restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and volunteer chair. Nomina-
tion forms are available at the Main Street office, Ill 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 informa-
tion and to get a try-out packet prior to try outs, 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 concert on Friday, April 27, from
8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus auditorium, 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 Sat-
urday, May 5, at Quail Creek Plantation. Course opens at 8 a.m. Last
shooter in by 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and a barbecue lunch will be
available. For information, call (863) 357-6246..

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and Satur-
day, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be attended to complete
the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks payable to
AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP membership is not a requirement. All
seniors age 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for
your three-year discount upon completion of the class. For information,
call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to complete
the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks or money
orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please. You do
not have to be a member of AARP to attend these classes. For informa-
tion, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.


Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of N.W.
Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth Health Day
on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include: motivational
speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropriate for teens ages
13-17; a question and answer session; private counseling will be avail-
able; 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 April30.

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

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions 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 Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an
application, callVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking ces-
sation 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 applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

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

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

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


Masonic Lodge sponsors 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
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Clements

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Gary and Debbie Clements, of
Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Emily Marie
Clements to Ira Nain McClelland.
The future groom is the son of
Harold and Joyce McClelland of
Zolfo Springs.
He is the grandson of Floyd and
Inez Murray of Bowling Green and
the late Edward and Catherine
McClelland.
The future bride is the grand-
daughter of Don Sellers and the
late Clara (Stein) Sellers, of Okee-
chobee, and formerly of Belle
Glade and Izelle Clements and the
late Loyd Clements of Davenport.
The future bride graduated
from Okeechobee High School in
2001 and received her bachelor of
science degree in business admin-
istration in 2007.
The future groom is a 1997
graduate of Avon Park High
School, received his associate in
arts (AA) from South Florida Com-
munity College in 1999, and attend-
ed the University of Florida.
The wedding is planned for Sat-
urday, April 21, at 4 p.m., at the First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee. All
friends and family are invited to
attend.
After the wedding, the couple
will make their home in Wauchula.


Emily Clements and Ira McClelland


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April is child abuse prevention month


Become a
Guardian ad Litem

One person can choose to
become a Guardian ad Litem,
and change the course of one
abused child's life forever.
A Guardian ad Litem or GAL
is a trained volunteer who fol-
lows a child through the child
welfare system, and prevents
them from falling through the
cracks.
When a child becomes a
ward of the state due to abuse or


neglect many people become
involved: judges, magistrates,
lawyers, social workers, foster
parents, doctors and more.
Sometimes the best interest of
the child can be lost in the confu-
sion. A GAL makes sure that
never happens, by speaking with
the child, and other involved par-
ties and presenting their recom-
mendations and the child's
wishes to the court.
Anyone can be a GAL. It does
not require any special back-
ground, just a willingness to
care, and not give up even


though the system can be frus-
trating.
If you would like to become a
GAL or would just like more
information please contact the
local Guardian ad Litem office
for St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin, and Okeechobee counties at
(772) 785-5804. Please come
and help us make a difference.
The training dates will be May
8, 10, 15, 22 and 24, from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at Saint Bernadette's
Catholic Church, 350 N.W. Cali-
fornia Blvd. and St. Lucie West.


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Ashley Williams was the
second week winner of the
North Post VFW Karaoke
contest on Saturday,
March 31. As a preliminary
winner she is eligible to
participate in the finals
which will be held at the
Post on April 21, at 7 p.m.
















Janet Allhouse was the
third week winner of the
North Post VFW Karaoke
contest on April 7. As a
preliminary winner she is
eligible to participate in
the finals which will be
held at the Post on April
21, at 7 p.m.

Library to


present


storyteller
The Okeechobee County
Library will host storyteller Car-
rie Sue Ayvar
on Saturday,
April 21, as
part of the
annual Story-
telling Fest
held in con-
junction with
National
Library Week.
The fun will Carrie
begin at 2 p.m. Sue Ayvar
with local sto-
rytellers fol-
lowed by refreshments. At 3
p.m.; Ms. Ayvar will start you on
a wondrous imaginary journey.

al, and personal tales, bilingual
storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar takes
her listeners on a journey into
the imagination. Even if you
have never spoken a work of
Spanish before, you will find
yourself doing so within minutes
of her enchanting performance.
For over twenty years, she has
performed at schools, parks,
libraries, community festivals
and museums. This program is
funded by the Friends of the
Library and the Florida Humani-
ties Council and is free and open
to the public. For information,
call (863) 763-3536.


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14 LIFESTYLES





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AND LOUNGE SPECIAL
Open daily 11:00 am 111:00 pm
Early Bird Specials
Monday Friday 3pm 5pm
(10% discount off of the menu price)
Senior Special 15% Off all day Sunday
Breakfast Club Monday Friday
10am 11am / Free Continental Breakfast

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come the community to their completely
remodeled place to relax, mingle with
friends and/or family and try their Daily
Specials, or just ask your server, "What's
Cooking."
ATMOSPHERE
The atmosphere is Casual, Clean & Friendly.
The drive is not too far, It's right across the street
from Nubbin Slough at 6315 Hwy 441 SE
DAILY SPECIALS
"We have Daily Specials" say's Owner Barry
Clifford
like our "Home of the Okeechobee's ONLY
Obscene Roast Beef Sandwich"
The soup is made fresh daily. We have Salads,
Appetizers from Fresh Cut Jumbo Chicken Wings
to Dirty Dave's Award Winning Chili.
Our Sandwiches are made fresh to order like
our Patty Melt on Grilled Rye Bread, Grilled
Ham and Cheese, Tuna Melts to our Prime Rib
on a Kaiser just to name a few.
DINNERS
We have Dinner Favorites like our 10
oz New York Strip Steak w/Fixin's,
our World Famous Broasted Chicken
to our Open Face Roast Beef with
Mashed Potatoes.
All our Beer is kept on Ice in Custom Built Coolers.
We are Biker Friendly We have Reasonable prices
Children are ALWAYS welcome with their Parents.
A Note to all of our Allergy Friends,
We use Peanut Oil for our frying,
Smoking is allowed on Rear Patio ONLY.
Stop By and Say Hi to Barry and the Staff

6315 Hwy 441 S.E. 863.467.8232
Visa and Master Card Accepted *
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150 Items & Salad Bar
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T Anthenyl
T. Young
Attorney
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-0529




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Call For Free Estimates!
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3585 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, FL


Decorative Concrete Coatings
Hy Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2457
Licensed & Insured License #1301


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AwCreech
Construction
Custom Homes
Will Build to Suit
All Solid Wood Cabinets
Cabinet Tops & Installation
Many Colors, Woods & Styles
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EMORY WALKER
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The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to
Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Defective
Products and
Wrongful Death
State and Nationally Board
Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333
Hablamos Espanol
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'"Over 70 Years of Value From Our Family To Yours"
SUNRISE RD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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PAVERS, INC.
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Patios Repairs
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Newman Air
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
763-7073 CAC013262


Don's
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"Showroom Full
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763-2220
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1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
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FISHING TRIPS
to the
EXOTIC
EVERGLADES
OSCARS CICHLIDS TILAPIA
Dick Grieves
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 467-2063


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215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
S .Gifts
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G Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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24 Hr. Emergency Service
7 Days A Week
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391



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OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Opmledty.: Caroies &Maria Balainon (#3045)



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1-888-784-6724
Workers Compensation Pesonal Injury
Social Secunity Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
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Stuart, FL
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763-0304
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Family 4 Civ-r ,aw
200 S.W Ih Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570




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Yellow Box Shoes Hair & Tanning Accessories
3037 Hwy 70 East Okeechobee



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 981 St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165






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#1 Homebuilder
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PURE JOY
BOUQUETS
Fresh & Silk Flowers
Fresh Greens
Weddings & Funerals
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2303 S. Parrott Ave. Suite E
(863) 824-0569 (866) 904-4659


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863.763.5650
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Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
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212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 18, 2007 17


Everyday is Earth Day for farmers


By Pat Hogue
Extension Livestock Agent,
Okeechobee County
Earth Day is celebrated across
the nation and world each year by
various groups and organizations
as a day for the nurture and renew-
al of earth. Earth Day each year is
officially celebrated on April 22
each year, but officially, Interna-
tional Earth Day is March 21 each
year. Originally, the brainchild of
Mr. John McConnell, the first Earth
Day celebration was held in San
Francisco in 1969 and a few other
northern California cities in 1970.
Later Mr. McConnell got a Legisla-
tive Proclamation that now has
Earth Day celebrated nationally
each year. Mr. McConnell's intent
was to eventually have a global
celebration each year for the won-
der of life on our planet, which it
now is. Since its inception, Earth
Day has expanded nationally and
internationally, and although
some years it almost goes unno-
ticed, has become a holiday, of
sorts, for many environment
groups and organizations.
From Mr. McConnell's own his-
tory of Earth Day, the idea was for us
all to become earth trustees, for the
nurture and renewal of earth. His
charge to us all was to respect and
protect earth's life, its soil, water, air,
plants and living creatures and to act
as trustees of our portion of our
planet. No group on earth practices


this charge on a daily basis more
than agriculturalists. People in agri-
culture know and understand full
well that if they do not nurture and
replenish the earth and practice
good stewardship, the part of the
planet they are trustees of will even-
tually become unproductive, and
they will be unable to supply one of
the most important needs to sustain
life of one of the planet's dominant
and important creatures. This need
of course being, food for human
consumption.
It has become trendy, especial-
ly around Earth Day, for people
who have no connection to the
land to talk about and try to cham-
pion saving the earth. Those
involved in agriculture don't have
to champion this cause, because
they are involved with the land
every day of their lives and under-
stand that if they don't take care of
it, it will not produce for them.
They know the importance of
maintaining natural drainage and
water flow to insure water is there
for production and consumption
yet will be removed to prevent
excessive damage. They under-
stand that maintaining -fertility of
the soil is important to productivity
whether the plant community is
natural or cultivated. They know
that they must maintain healthy
plant communities to prevent ero-
sion of the soil and invasive
species from getting .a foothold.
They know, and can demonstrate


that agricultural production bene-
fits wildlife and contributes to
improved air and water quality;
particularly where healthy plant
communities are maintained.
Modern farm practices have
helped farmers and ranchers
restore wetlands, reduce soil ero-
sion, improve soil fertility and pro-
ductivity, protect and enhance
wildlife and generate less waste.
Many people look upon agriculture
as being destructive to the environ-
ment and being contaminators of
soil and water. However, these
detractors do not want to recog-
nize that agriculturalists are only
using technology and research
information available to them that
is approved by government regula-
tory agencies at the time, and rec-
ommended to them through
research and extension efforts.
They utilize information that is
available to them, and as new
information and technology
advances occur, they make
changes and improve their prac-
tices. Producers have and continue
to make changes in their fertiliza-
tion rates and types of chemicals
used for pest control to enhance
production and to prevent runoff
and pollution. They change irriga-
tion systems as they improve to
reduce water usage yet enhance
production. They use improved
forage and pasture species and
plan grazing systems which not
only improve production but also


enhance wildlife populations.
Visit an area ranch and notice
for yourself that wildlife popula-
tions are far greater on these lands
than one that is left to let nature
take its course. The next time you
drive by an orange grove, don't
look at it as the destruction of a
natural system. Understand that a
water recharge area has been
maintained, and that those trees
are nearly twice as efficient at pro-
ducing oxygen.than the native
species that were there before. As
populations continue to increase,
and pollution from an increasing
number of vehicles and industries
increase, and more land area is
absorbed for urbanization, these
open spaces and plant types will
become far more important for
producing oxygen and improved
air quality, for filtration of pollu-
tants, and for water recharge
areas. Being a good trustee of the
earth is not only a farmer or ranch-
ers livelihood, it represents his
family's future as well as that of
mankind.
Forgive farmers and ranchers
for not getting too worked up
about Earth Day. Celebrating
Mother Earth and preserving her
bounty is all in a days work for
them. Every day they help not only
do what they can to preserve the
earth; they produce a necessity for
one of her most precious crea-
tures, man. Every day is Earth Day
for farmers and ranchers.


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Volunteer recognized
Pat Ziglar was honored by Oakview Baptist Church at the
recent Christian Team Trail Classic bass tournament for
her tireless work and dedication to the Trail this past sea-
son. Ms. Ziglar took pictures at the monthly tournaments
and submitted them, as well as the monthly tournament
results, to the newspaper each month.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 III "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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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LAND & TIMBER AUCTION,
April 23 and 24. 471.3+/-
Acres Divided and Timber.
Robeson County. Iron Horse
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Waterfront Condo AUCTION -
5/12/07 2BR 2BA w/dock,
Exclusive Nobel Point,
Pompano Beach, FL. Sold
Absolute at or above
$290,000; Broker Coopera-
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L. Fisher AU93; AB106
(800)331-6620 x16. Sale
subject to all terms.


PARAKEET: Lime colored, vi-
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In safe hands. Call to claim.
863-675-7422


BLUE LOCK BAG, vicinity of
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(863)697-9816
CHIHUAHUA, Male, Long &
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BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
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screened. 863-763-7441
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GERBILS: 3, 6 mo. old babies.
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KITTENS- (4) to good homes
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Ranch Division has an
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RANCH HANDS
Must have own tack and
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Applications accepted
Monday Friday,
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Okeechobee,FL
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needed 3 days a week. Morn-
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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call a number out of your
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and Get Into a Low Interest
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435






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1900 N 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
lax 863.357.9033



Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a hreezel


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


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/,
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


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 condl. $55 or best
offer. 863-675-2596 or cell
863-234-9691.



GALVANIZED RIDGED ROLLS,
(2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
or both. (863)763-5762


PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamhless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650


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



VINTAGE LIMOGE FRANCE:
39 pieces, China, assorted
items. ie: plates, cups, sau-
cers etc $300.863-946-1896


PROM GOWN- beautiful, black
& white, floor length, size 3
petite, $50 (863)467-0139
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
WEDDING DRESS- Size 14,
white w/silver beading. $250
or best offer (863)634-6601


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


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
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $400 (863)763-6507


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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.


BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
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. $1000. 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
HOPE CHEST (2) Fontana by
Broyhill, exc cond. $170 or
will sell separate
(863)228-2837 or 983-7011



Noah's
North Carolina
Furniture Outlet
BRING THIS
AD IN & GET
10% OFF ANY
IN-STOCK
ITEM!
LOCALLY OWNED &
OPERATED
107 SW 17th St., Ste B
Okeechobee, FL
Mobile: (863) 634-3049
Open 7 Days a Week

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

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
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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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
RED BONE HOUND PUPS,
UKC, Purple ribbon bred,
Health cert. included. $500
each. (863)467-4149
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color,'$30 or 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


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Do-It-Yourself Ideas


TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328



MICROWAVE OVEN: Tappan,
1100 watts, with turn table,
like new condition. $35.
863-763-6069


LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!
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. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Firirinu,:j
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. -Mr,: ii,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
$50. 863-357-2816
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
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
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
( 8 0 0) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
(Lic.#CBC010111)
Your accredited High School
Diploma in 30-days or less.
No classes. FREE evaluation,
www.FinishHighSchool.com
(866)290-6596.



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
DRUMS, Ludwig, professional,
5 piece, 5 symbols, double
base pedal, steel driven.
$2400 neg. (863)697-6132



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


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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



JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476
SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE,
15", $100 (863)634-6476


SANYO TELEVISION: 25", like
new condition. $35.
863-763-6069


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
HYDROLIC JACK, 2% Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, HD,
Comm., Elec., On wheels
whose & gun. Works per-
fect. $400. (863)357-1784
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, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.
863-467-0987


LICENSE PLATES- Okeecho-
bee Co., must be a 1957
plate w-tle 57 prefix in good
condition, followed by the
number 57, 270, 283 or
1957. I will pay $250 for one
of the listed tags. Call Dale
collect at (941)795-5701


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 18, 2007


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies B60
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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
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
MOWER: 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
HR with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
863-697-2434
RIDING MOWER- '01, John
Deere SX-85. 13 hp, 30" cut,
Looks & runs great. $400.
Call Joe (863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
runs excellent, asking $250
(863)763-3451
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882 ,.0,
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HRP, 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 1Ox1O, 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






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
until. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$30,000! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
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/1ba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% APR.
5BR/3BA Foreclosurel
$317/mo! For Listing
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
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
RIM CANAL,
New 2br, 1b a.2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $800. mo. +
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
Cell (561)662-9421
TOWN- 2br/2ba, W/D, porch,
lawn serve. Pets considered.
Non smkg. envi. $800. mo.
+ Sec. (941)504-3954
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, 1ba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail. now. ,
$700/mo, apple incid, W/D,
(239)707-5155

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Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Ice Cream & Pizza Outlet
in Okeechobee Flea Market,
Sat. & Sun. only, Nets
$20,000. Asking $18,500.
(772)461-5544


4BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! 3BR/2BA $14,9001
More Homes Available now
from $10,000! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
A 5/BR HUDI $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
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., /V2
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
PALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.


FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100
Acres 30% to 50% below
market. Call (866)352-2249,
X.1200.
IN THE AREA OFBASINGER &
Kissimmee River State Park
85 ac. +/- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump &
electric. Formerly a Citrus
Grove. Suitable for Farming,
Ranching or Equestrian Site.
dickansav@hotmail.com or
(561)951-3544
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(866)554-3852 www.LAND-
UCTION.com NRLL
East:AB2509, Bul-
ziuk:AU3448, John-
Mauk:AU3447.
NAPLES, East Vanderbuilt, To
Ava Maria, possible com-
mercial, 5-10 acres. Call Bob
(239)821-3363
So. Central FL Privale Gated


Lakefront Community was
$179,900 NOW $79,900 1
to 3 acre lake access. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x1242.


NORTH FLA PROPERTIES 10
to 350 Acres starting at
$6200 per acre w/Owner fi-
nancing. (800)294-2313,
ext.1485 A Bar Sales Inc. 7
days 7a.m. 7p.m:



AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murpry Nortri Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Hbliies,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exitmur-
phy.com,


ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL
LAKES 30 AC Borders ADK
Lake- $169 900 10 AC- Tug
Hill Lake- $69,900 88 AC-
Wildlife Pond/ Trout Stream -
$159,900 25 AC- Lakefront
Central NY- $129,900 Com-
ing Soon- Largest Adiron-
dack River lots w/waterfalls.
Call Christmas & Associates
(800)229-7843 www.land-
andcamps.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
FREE Color Brochure & In-
formation MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTIES with Spectacular
views, Homes, Cabins,
Creeks, & Investment
acreage. CHEROKEE MOUN-
TAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE...
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868..
CAROLINA MOUNTAINTOP
Large 4 acre tract in last
phase of popular gated
mountain community with
great view of mountains,
large public lake and water-
fall nearby, priced to sell
$79,500 (866)789-8535.
Coastal GA. 57.92 acres
$199,900! GA/FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life. Only an hour from Jack-
sonville, FLI CALL NOW
(904)206-5100 x1195.
Coastal Georgia New, Pre-
construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
mons Island! Subdivision po-
tentiall CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1178.
JUST $195.22/ MONTH* 1+
acres with FREE Boat Slips!
Nicely wooded lake access
property in brand new pre-
mier development on spec-
tacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts' available. Call
(800)704-3154, x 1113.
rice $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years,
7.5% fixed, OAC
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
Tennessee Lake Bargain 3 +
Acres- $19,900. FREE Boat
Slips! Save $5000 during
pre-construction sale! Enjoy
access to private, Jimmy
Houston endorsed bass lake.
Paved roads, utilities, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
1006.







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




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 MVBA $490/mo. iicl elec)
st, ast &sec. Allncl. tiy
Water. 561-346-4646
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
CABIN- Okeechobee, in Audit
Dark, $500/mo + util, 1st,
ast sec dep. (863)763-7164
NEAR 128TH ST: Dble Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo + 1st, last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674.
OKEECHOBEE -3BR/2BA
441 S.E., apple. & some furn
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
PARK MODEL RV Okeecho-
bee, 28ft, $400/mo, 1st &
last dep. Adult Park only.
(863)763-7164
PARK MODEL RV- New, Okee-
chobee, Adult park only,
32ft, w/slideout, $600/mo +
until, 1st, last (863)763-7164



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
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000.863-357-1784
WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-234.1
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helps you understand
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NwasdOLF CARS



Sherri Enfinger, Manager www.gilbert-golfcars.com
863 763-6434
, 315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


HONDA 400 EX 2002, 4
Wheeler, Jetted & Exhaust.
Adult driven, garage kept.
Boats 3005 $3000. (863)763-0449
Campers/RVs 3010 MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
Jet Skiis 3015 fairing, with race stand, like
Marine Accessories 3020 new. $450.863-216-9905
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030 SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 335 Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or will sep.
ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk Call (863)357-7075
around cuddy, 140h John-SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt
son, nice boat. Askinn SWAMP BUGGY- Super Hunt-
$5,300 (561)670-3636 i ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
$5,300(561)6703train, new custom canopy.
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass, $15,000 (772)215-9142
center console, 115hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer. a elT i
$2500 (863)467-4149
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90 AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
h Johnson, Top, Trolling Gutted. Everything works.
otor, Live Well w/traller. Ready to be remodeled.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606 $1000. Neg (863)990-4714
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16 A tm ls
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks & 1l I
paint. Good condition. $450. A Hu Vo ils
(863)357-5754
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid- I I I
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
(863)674-0583400
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long lassiCa
$30.(863)675-87601.
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft alum ment
v-hole Jonboat w/15hp. n Cars
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816 hors Dri
CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-Rpai
van, with flat back and all ac- Trucks
cessories. $300 p Utility
(863)763-2076 a rilers 4
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400. 239-595-5804
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer, $500 Police Impoundsi Cars
Fish finder & Trolling motor From $5001 Tax Repos, US
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034 Marshal and IRS sales!
GHEENOE: 154", new seats & Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp ta's, Honda's, Chevy's,
Nissan 4 stroke outboard morel For lIstings Call
$1900 neg. 863-697-9704 (800)425-1730 x2384.
KEY LARGO- '03, 16', Center CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
console, '03- 50hp Merc., p/w, all original, restoration
Galv. tdr. Bimini top. $5900. project, needs body work,
(239)633-7173AskoforSam runs. $1200
New Canvas Room for pon- (772)370-2243
toon with rollup windows & CAARO Z28:'80, 350 auto, pwr
screens, $500 or best offer. windows, re-upholstered seats.
(863)357-1784 Runs. Orig. Needs body &eng
(863)5-14______ work. $1200 (863)634-6601
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude, CHEVY CAVALIER 2000, Red,
25HR commercial sees, tl- 2 door, Runs and Looks
lehr en, rope start long rt121 K mls. $2500.
shaft. $800.941-755-3588 (863)634-7325/467-9557
PONTOON BOAT- '04, Sun- CHEVY CORSICA- '90, Good
tracker Party Cruiser. Less runn COS tIo.90$0





SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit on, Runs very good. $1200.
Run with 6.0 sail. Center 863-675-7758 or
board, 12'. Great learning 863-234-9097
board. $75. (863)612-1044 HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with 1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
1999 150 Mercury. T-top Excellent condition. Blue.
and many extras! $15,000. $3800 neg. (772)215-0316
239-543-4426 or332-3305 L LN TOWN CAR 1997
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury Executive Series, Leather,
Short Staff Outboard. Any con- good cond. $4200 or best
edition. (863)674-0375 offer. Call (863)763-7854
IILINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
i Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass, askfor Erie. LaBelle area
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,

DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21', (863)634-8865
Rebuilt 360 engine. MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS:
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on 1995, 4.6L, V8, exc power
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653 train, a/c, new ball joints &
more, $1975.863-465-8135
SEA PONT GRAND AM' 95- new

tires & exhaust, needs en-
l gine work $300
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is,
MOTORHOME: 1995 Bounder, $1000. Call for info
35 ft, Class A gas, 62k m. 772-359 2923 or
Can be seen at Grandma's 863-467-5401.
Grove Lot 46. $24,900. Call _____________
603-858-1005 VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
REGAL 1 b 34, et Up in do or, in LaBelle, sacrifice
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in prLceS950 (239)297-32708
55+ park in Okeechobee. cdi950 ( 9) 70
Needs some work. $3500. [ a -
or best offer. (561)575-0522
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo
ago. $500. (772)321-8960a
be moved. $1000. King Unit. Used for storage.

RV's (7) w/FL Rms., in quiet ago. $500. (772)3218960
park on Rim Canal. $1500 a
$4500. each. Lot rental from -I
$200 per mo. avail. w/back-
ground check. No Sub-Let. BOBCAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
(941)713-1044 Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
SDuty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee
PLAYMOR: 5th Wheel Trailer,
new a/c, tires & fridge. ex-
cellent shape. $3750.
239-867-6218 DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
RI 4wd, one owner, $2500 or
Can bse best offer. (863)602-9855
BMW, 1996 K1100LT, SUZUKI SAMURAI- '86, 33"
22k miles, Aspen Silver, TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey

HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON (239)633-7173 Ask Sam
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks TOYOTA TACOMA- '97, Ext.
good! $2500. Cash... Trade ? cab., 4x4, V-6, 5 spd, Light
(239)357-6889 LaBelle area damage on front. $4500.
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle (239)633-7173AskforSam
trailer, two story. $10000. 522 Tuci,
863-697-2434
XR250R K&N '96- air filter, CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
good tires, new chain & offer. (863)673-1981 or
sprockets, runs good $600 (239)763-7611


(203)290-1220 CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
Sot c 20's. $1000. Call for more
M 5 info. (863)673-2671
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN-
ATV 90cc, great condition, 24"x17", Great for Swamp
only 4 hours of use! $500. buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
(863)673-0545 $100. (863)697-3865


lGolf Carts


UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7", READING A
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel. NEWSPAPER SAVES
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676 TIME BY HELPING YOU
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy PAN YOUR TIME
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625. WISELY
(863)357-5754


CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, Including new
radio. $1995.863-763-3551
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988, o wowndernewspape
$2500. (561)723-1690 nde.rsSenoy Ilfe morel
Okeechobee area


lGolf Carts


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A WORKSHOP MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M.
IN THE FIELD OFFICE, AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL. ALL
PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. THE
PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING IS TO DISCUSS CANAL MAINTENANCE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEET NG.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC
SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M.BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
05414 ON 4/18/07

ll Public Notices
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION: "
From 1993 Grand Am. $400.
Call 863-467-5401 or A1ITIT I
772-359-2923
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford Public Notice 5005
Van, new in box. $75. State Public-
561-633-1371 Nw Legal Notice 5500
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for alrboat or GM cars. Re- Executive Sesslon/Neaotlations
duced to $50
d8c63d6- 11 $ The Okeechobee County School Board
(863)610-1120 will meet In Executive Session on
POWER pRORMMR 1 Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 8:00
POWER PROGRAMMER 111, a.m. In the office of the Superlnten-
Hypertech, for '01 GM dent, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
truck/suv, different litres, ee. The meeting Is for Board
/ ( 7 members, their attorney and chief ne-
$250. (863)697-3865 goator in preparation for negotiations
--with the teacher employee bargaining
RACING WHEELS & TIRES: unit regarding performance pay for
Rod LI hts, 4" fronts, 8" teachers.
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks. The School Board will enter negotla-
$1200. 863-216-9905 ions with the Okeechobee Cpunt
Education Association #1604 at 9:00
RE-CAP TIRES a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
() /RApr 5, 0 r 2B 2007. The negotiating see-
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub- sons are open to the public and will
ber, $175 for both or will sell be held In Room 303 of the School .
sep (561)676-0427 DistrictAdministration Building at 700
S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck. PatriciaG. Cooper, Ed.D.
Load Range E 235/84R/16. Superintendent of Schools
90% tread. $450. or best of- 204470 ON 4/18/07
fer. (863)824-0735 '
fer. _(863)824-0735IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TIRES, with rims for Chevy. NINETEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT
New set of 4, P215-65R15 IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Summit GT $250. CIVILDIVISION
(863)763-0547 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
d through Rural Development, formerly
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD, Farmers Home Administration (FmHA),
good condition, $300 or best United States Department of Agricu/-
offer. 863-467-8856 tuo USDA),
Plairiff,
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass, NRYLEWISNORMANand
like new, asking $300 or BRENDANORMAN,
best offer (401)932-0983 Defendants.
TURBO 400: With converter. AMENDEDNOTICEOFSALE
$400 or best offer. Notice Is herebygiventhatpursuanttoan
863-467-8856 Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
entered in the above entitled cause in
i r the Circuit Court of Okeechobee
5 Coumty, Florida, I will sell the property
located In Okeechobee County, Ronda,
ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like log specifically described as fol-
new. $150. (860)608-2568
LOTS 1, 2, AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF
CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame LOT3 IN BLOCK 2, PETIT PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au- CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 19,
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
$12,500. (863)805-2877 COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CHEVY 4X4 83- 350 eng, at public sale to the highest and best bid-
CHEVY 4X4 83- 350 eng, 4a der, for cash at the Jury Assembly
speed, 39.5 Super Swam- Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951 ciaICenter, 312 NW 3rd St., Okeecho-
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88, daNofMay2007. NG AN INTEREST
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c, IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF
strong eng. & trans. $2400 ANY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
negotiable. (863)697-0241 OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF WTHE -s
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
CHEVY PU '98- ext cab, 4x4, f you are a person with a disability who
excellent Condition, Asking needs a y accomodation In order to
$6200 cash (863)763-9214 participate in this proceeding, you are
____ _asnab_ _-__ ~entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
CHEVY S10: '86, long bed, 4 tact Court Administrator, Peggy Ward,
cylinder, stick. Motor bad but 2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
many new parts. $300 or 32960 (561) 770-5185 Ext. 183 or
bestffer8 -7-77 call TDD 1B009558771, Within 2
best offer. 86367-6277 working days of your receipt of this
O document, if you are hearing or voice
DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K, impaired, call 1-800-.955-8771.
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr, Daed 4/11/2007.
new front bumper & tailgate CleroftheCi CourtS
$1200 (863)675-0313 By:/ s/ Linda F. Youn
GM LAB ULL 8- oAs Deputy Clerk
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many, 2042590N 4/18,25/07
many extras and many ma- INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHEI1TH
dne parts for boats. $3000. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
239-543-4426 or 332-3305 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au- CASENO.: 2006CA34B8
to. Cold A/NC, LWB, 113K ml. us BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
$4000. (239)633-7173 Ask Plaintiff.
for Sam LYNETTE L. JUDD A/K/A LYNETTE L. .
RIS etalta
GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81- Defendants
1Oft, recent carb, start-
er/clutch. Run/drives good. NOTICEOFoAtI"ION
$1000 neg (203)290-1220 'r4: SALVATORE BOLOGNA
Last Known Address:
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl., 3511 Moza Drive, Sebring, FL33872
$900 or best offer. CurrentResidence:Unknown
(772)597-0650 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
r Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-.
K I I ing described property:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
FORD BRONCO I1989, NC & 'THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
Rt BRNC s, 1 & OF TRACT 6 OF SOUTHERN COLONI-
Stereo, 2wd, standard trans. ZATION COMPANY PLAT OF SECTION
$1000. (863)558-4437 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
S EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
&looks .good, mo in tr, I BOOK 4, PAGE 34-E, OF THE PUBLIC
looks good, minor interior RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
cosmetics. $5000 or best FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO ANY EASE-
offer 239-825-3007 -ENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET
oner. __ THEREOF, FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE
PURPOSES.


UTIIT R I 4xt has been filed against you and you are
Required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
JEEP SAHARA: '99, 4x4, 4.0 li- C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
ter, 6 cylinder, 110k mi, runs Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras! 33309 on or before May 21, 2007, a
8000. 561-261-6629 date which Is within thirty (30) days
after the flint publication of this Notice
TRIL FR. R'y8', Good shape. In the Okeechobee News and file the
YTRAILER : x' G s p orginol with the Clerk of this Court ea-
$100. (863)675-8937 La- their before service On PlaintffFs attor-
Belle area. ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
Fgla T m l you far the relief demanded in
f$25h 3)f 67 In accordance with the Americans with
AXELS (2) 2000 lb w/hubs, Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
AXELS (2) 2000 Ib w/hubs, person who, because of their
58" centers, 70" face. $100 i,.ibiiir,*: ,,.r -..,,, ,.,T,,T,u.,o,
863)7638518/4471042 772-007-4370, 1-000-95-771
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt (vooce impaired).
w/reinforced sides. Like new, WITHESS may hand and the sel of this
Asking $530. (561)670-3636 Court this 11th day of April, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6", Clerk of the Circut Court
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel. By:/s/LindaEYoung
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask .204511 ON 4/18,255/2,9/07D


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