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Publication Date: April 20, 2007
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Vol. 98 No. 110


Info needed
on AC thefts
There have been recent
thefts of several used central
air conditioning units from
businesses in both the city
and county.
If anyone has any informa-
tion about these thefts, they
are asked to contact Detective
Bill Saum at the Okeechobee
City Police Department, (863)

Livestock show
photos published
Watch for photos from the
Okeechobee County 4-H Live-
stock Show and Sale in the
Sunday, April 22, edition of
the Okeechobee News.

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 automatic shut-off
nozzle or low-volume pres-
sure cleaner.
Violators could be subject
to a fine.

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 fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 613
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBum Ban: CountyWide

Lake levels

9.95 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
13.94 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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Comics ...........10
Community Events. .4
Crossword ........ .11
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV . . . . . . . .12
Weather ........... .2

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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Flags were lowered at the Veterans' Park in downtown Okeechobee Wednesday in
memory of those who died at Virginia Tech Monday morning. President Bush ordered
that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff until sunset Sunday, April 22.

Va. Tech massacre touches everyone

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
In a Presidential Proclama-
tion, George W. Bush has
ordered all flags of the United
States to be flown at half-staff
until sunset on Sunday, April 22,
as a mark of respect for the vic-
tims of the shootings at Virginia
Tech University.
The proclamation states:
"Our nation grieves with those
who have lost loved ones at Vir-
ginia Tech. We hold the victims
in our hearts. We lift them up in
our prayers, and we ask a loving
God to comfort those who are

"They are coming of age in an era of terror, and
have drawn the conclusion that a crazy can do
lots of things that there is no defense against."
Gary Kirsch,
principal at New Endeavor High School

"As a mark of respect for the
victims of the senseless acts of
violence perpetrated on Mon-
day, April 16, 2007, by the
authority vested in me as presi-
dent of the United States, by the
Constitution and the laws of the
United States of America, I here-
by order that the flag of the Unit-
ed States shall be flown at half-

staff at the White House and
upon all public buildings and
grounds, at all military posts
and naval stations, and on all
naval vessels of the federal gov-
ernment in the District of
Columbia and throughout the
United States and its territories
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Clerk's office is hub of city

April 29 May 5
is Municipal
Clerks Week

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The International Institute of
Municipal Clerks (IIMC) has
announced the 38th annual
Municipal Clerks Week to be
April 29 through May 5.
Lane Gamiotea has served
the City of Okeechobee for 18
years. She began as the deputy
clerk on July 14, 1989. She then
ran for office without opposition
and began her term as clerk on
Jan 8, 2003. She is now in her
second four-year term, which
ends in 2011.

The clerk's position is often
referred to as the hub, or central
center of the city. She also could
be termed the city historian.
The clerk is the liaison
between the citizens and the
local government. In that, the
clerk is expected to know every-
thing about the city.
Mrs. Gamiotea currently is a
Certified Municipal Clerk which
takes three years to obtain and
she is working toward the entry
level for the Masters Municipal
Clerk which takes four years to
"I continue my education to
ensure my continued profession-
alism and to demonstrate com-
petency and proficiency and an
ongoing commitment to my pro-
fession," she explained.

The City Clerk has been
coined as an impartial, innova-
tive and indispensable member
of the government process.
The City Clerk position is one
of the oldest professions dating
back to Biblical times. In the
1600's the early American settlers
of Jamestown created the official
position of the clerk as we know
it today.
Due to the constant changes
of the elements of government,
clerks must stay current of
changes so they may inform the
Other duties of the clerk's
office include, but are not limited
to, preparing the official council
minutes and indexing all official
See Hub Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce held their month-
ly Coffee Klatch at Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory's
new facilities that opened
Inside the new facility there
is a multitude of handcrafted
furniture that came from
Reliance, Tenn.
Paul Buxton also pointed out
to the members that there is a
memorial set up to honor veter-
Above this memorial is a
large U.S. flag with 48 stars and
to the left is a large U.S. flag with
the current 50 stars. Inside the
glass case are relics from several
wars including a U.S. Army uni-
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and a U.S. Marine uniform that
was donated by a local man, as
well as many other items.
There is even a working
compass that was used in
World War I.
This memorial will continue
to grow with donations being
made by local service men and
women, and their families.
The Chamber highlighted
the following events:
Breast Cancer Bass Tour-
nament will be held at Okee-
Tantie Campground on Satur-
day, April 21. Advance entry fee
is $130 per team with two mem-
bers in each team. At the ramp
the entry fee will be $135 per
team. For information, contact
Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or
See Charity Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
City Clerk Lane Gamiotea (right) received a proclamation from
Mayor James Kirk (left) honoring the office of the Municipal
Clerk and declaring April 29 through May 5 as Municipal Clerks
Week. Mrs. Gamiotea was recognized for the vital services she
performs and her exemplary dedication to the community.


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and possessions until sunset, Sun-
day, April 22, 2007," the procla-
mation continued.
In keeping with the presiden-
tial order, local government agen-
cies, schools and businesses
dropped their flags as a sign of
respect for the 32 victims of the
Virginia Tech shootings.
"It was a very unfortunate inci-
dent," said Ken Kenworthy, assis-
tant superintendent of schools for
Okeechobee County. "It was iron-
ic that we were right in the middle
of security checks at all of our
schools when this tragedy.
Michelle Abaldo, with the Indi-
an River Community College
(IRCC), said everyone at the
school offers their thoughts and
prayers to the families of those
who were killed this week.
"We're certainly very con-
cerned about the tragedy at Vir-
ginia Tech," said the director of
institutional advancement at
IRCC. "IRCC has a comprehensive

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actions of the council, maintaining
all ordinances, resolutions and all
records and documents. The clerk
also processes contracts and
They are responsible for the
receipt, distribution and filing of
correspondence from citizens and
other governmental agencies,
administering oaths of office and
assisting the Supervisor of Elec-
The clerk also serves as the per-
sonnel and human resources for
all of the city's employees.
The deputy ,clerk is the right
hand of the City Clerk and assists
the clerk in managing and adher-
ing to all her responsibilities to the
The current deputy clerk is
Melisa Eddings who has been with
the city since August of 2004. At the
City Council meeting she present-
ed a speech that outlined the histo-
ry and details of the City Clerk and
the importance of the City Clerk to
a community.
When asked 'what is the most
off the wall question you have


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Okeechobee Freshman Center lowered its flag to honor
those killed at Virginia Tech Monday morning.

all- hazard plan that covers every-
thing from hurricanes to criminal
activity that we evaluate periodi-
cally and will look closely at again

prior to hurricane season. This
plan has quite a variety of safety
precautions to protect our stu-
dents, faculty and staff."

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Deputy Clerk Melisa Eddings gave a speech that outlined the
history and details of the city clerk and the importance of the
city clerk to the community.

been asked?' she replied: "I was
asked whether or not the city had
an ordinance that regulated chick-
ens being able to come onto other
people's property that have a
worm farm."
This was asked because the
person owned a worm farm and
his neighbors chickens were roam-

ing on his land and eating all of his
profits by eating his worms.
According to Mrs. Gamiotea the
favorite part of her job is that it is
never the same from day to day.
Mrs. Gamiotea's favorite ordi-
nance that she has came across
over the years was from June 10,
1924, when the City Council adopt-

When asked how the incident
at Virginia Tech was affecting the
students at New Endeavors High
School, principal Gary Kirsch said
their reactions have varied.
"They'rereacting with a range
of emotions from sadness to per-
plexity. They are looking for a
degree of understanding and their
conversations reflect that," he
said. "These kids have been
raised in a different climate than
we were in the '60s. They were
old enough to remember 9/11
and to see foreign terrorists attack
our shores. They are coming of
age in an era of terror, and have
drawn the conclusion that a crazy
can do lots of things that there is
no defense against. They have
begun to realize that their one
great defense is to report people
who are acting strangely."
Cho Seung-Hui, 23, is said to
have been the lone gunman in the
deaths of 32 students and profes-
sors at the college in Blacksburg,
Va. Once his carnage was com-
plete, Cho killed himself.
Post your opinions in the Public
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ed a resolution to allow the shoot-
ing of a horse that was running
loose through the city and causing
havoc in people's gardens as well
as other issues.
This type of story is one that
only an individual with great histor-
ical knowledge of the City of Okee-
chobee would know and she has
researched back in records back to
the first City Council meeting that
was held on July 13,1915.
Records of all minutes, ordi-
nances, resolutions, audit reports,
payroll and general ledgers are
kept within a vault at the city. They
also have back up copies which
are made by a laser fische system
that takes a true picture of the doc-
ument. These copies are then
saved on the hard drive and on two
copies of disks, which are updated
and kept in two different locations
in the event of an alert situation
such as a hurricane.
"It's our history it is all that
we have," said Mrs. Gamiotea.
With the help of the city staff
they strive to protect the city's his-
torical records for generations
ahead to be able to utilize them.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum
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News Briefs

Realtors establish scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will
be offering a scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime
local Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate.
All scholarship donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
For information call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-

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.
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.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will be
from the west at 5 to 10 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low around 60. The wind will be
from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s. The wind will
be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with the low in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
'Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the lows in the lower 60s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.


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The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch was held at Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory where this memorial is on dis-
play honoring the veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

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Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge will be holding their first
annual sporting clay shoot on Sat-
urday, May 12, at Quail Creek Plan-

station. The entry fee is $100 per
shooter with four-person teams.
Sponsorships are available. For
information, contact Matthew
Buxton (863) 357-9992 or George
Winterling (561) 762-5800.
Post your opinions in the Public
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at

Indiantown man

killed in car crash

Indiantown man was killed
Tuesday afternoon in a head-on
collision with a tractor-trailer on
S.R. 710.
According to a press release
from the Florida Highway
Patrol, George E. Simler, 80, was
killed when his 2003 Chevrolet
sedan collided with a 1995 Ken-
worth driven by David Heath
Cagle, 60, also of Indiantown.
Mr. Cagle received minor
injuries, stated the press release.
The FHP release indicates

that Mr. Simler was traveling
southeast on S.R. 710 south of
S.R. 714 when he apparently
crossed the center line and
entered the northbound lane,
and the two vehicles collided.
The accident occurred at
12:55 on April 17 and the high-
way was closed until 5 p.m.
because of the crash.
Mr. Simler's automobile sus-
tained an estimated $8,000 in
damages, while Mr. Cagle's trac-
tor-trailer sustained damages
estimated at $60,000.

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On page 2 of the Thursday, April 18, edition of the Okeechobee
News in the article under the headline "Board members are reap-
pointed by City Council," City Planning Board member Terry Bur-
roughs was incorrectly identified as the chairman of that board.
The actual chair of the Planning Board is Bill Ledferd. We apologize
for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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Bobby Joe Tagle
Bobby Joe Tagle, 24 of Okee-
chobee died Wednesday, April
18, 2007, in St. Lucie County.
Born Jan. 16, 1983, in Okee-
chobee, he had been a lifetime
resident and was of Catholic
Mr. Tagle is survived by his
wife Maricela Tagle; two sons,
Fabian Tagle and Marcus Tagle;
and, one unborn child all of
Okeechobee; parents, Joe and
Sylvia Tagle of Okeechobee;
brother, Anthony Tagle of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Christine Tagle
Salazar, Sophia Tagle, and
Vallery Tagle, all of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Friday,
April 20, 2007, from 4 until 5
p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Okeechobee. Services
will be on Saturday, April 21,
2007, from I until 3 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Robert Leroy Berndt
Robert Leroy Berndt, 76 of
Okeechobee died Monday, April
16, 2007, at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Oct. 17, 1930, in Wyman,
Mich., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 25
years. He was a veteran of World
War II serving in the United
States Army's 1st Calvary in
Japan. He was a member of the
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church,
a lifetime member of the VFW
and enjoyed auto racing.
Mr. Berndt is survived by his
wife of 57 years, Ruth Eileen
Berndt of Okeechobee; son,
Alvia "Smokey" (Becky) Berndt
of Okeechobee; four daughters,
Cindy (Dan) Howard, Debby
(Jeff) Rhoads all of Blanchard,
Mich.; Sandy (Kevin) Rush of
Stanton, Mich., Carrie (Mark)
Smith of Jacksonville; and sister
Jean Geesey of Archbold, Ohio.
In addition he is survived by nine
grandchildren and three great-
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Janet Mericle
Janet Mericle, 61 died
Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the
Hamrick Home in Okeechobee.
Born Nov. 6, 1945, in Cold
Springs, N.Y. she had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
five years and enjoyed fishing
and her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, James D. Mericle,
Mrs. Mericle is survived by
four sons, James Mericle, Jr.,
Joey Mericle, Jeffery (Jennifer)
Mericle, and John Mericle;
daughter, Jody Mericle, all of
Okeechobee; and, brother, Ray
(Betty) Vantassel of Beacon, N.Y.
In addition she is survived by 12
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Flfth St,, Okeechobee.

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Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City, Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Steve Tarbell, 41, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 16 by Deputy J. Hall on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation driving while license
suspended. His bond was set at
David Dewilton Thomas, 52,
Old Lakport Road, Moore Haven,
was arrested April 17 by Deputy
Corporal S. Green on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with the felony of failure to
appear possession of oxy-
codone and the misdemeanor of
failure to appear possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Darren Lee Youngblood, 27,
S.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 18 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with failure to appear. He is
being held without bond.
Sandra Kaeufer, 45, S.E. 23rd
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
April 18 by Deputy Kristin Gray on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation purchase of a controlled
substance and violation of proba-
tion possession of cocaine. Her
bond was set at $1,500.
Monique Elliott, 36, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 18 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violatioation of
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cocaine and violation of proba-
tion possession of drug para-
phernalia. She is being held with-
out bond.
Juan Meras, 22, N.W. 24th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 18 by Deputy Lt. Keith Mur-
rish on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of driving under the influ-
ence with damage to
property/person. His bond was
set at $50
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

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thou?" It is a constant reminder to
the people that-time is important,
and is passing
We often
"There just
aren't enough
hours in the
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By Paul made by the
Buxton happiest of
people. They
are using time and could find the
use of more.
I believe it was Einstein who
said: "Time is relative." Relative
to how it is being used. Fast and
rapid on some occasions, while
slow and dragging in other situa-
tions. Young lovers witness the
fleeting moments of time. A pris-
oner awaiting release spends
hours that seem eternal.
The person who lives the long,
rich life says in his 80's, "Life has
been so short." It was full, rich and
enjoyable. All people can be that
way simply by marking time like
the sun dial. Use the moments to
their fullest.

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Students of the Week
Here are the Everglades Elementary School "Students of the Week" for April 16 through April
20. The following students are achieving excellence in the classroom: kindergarten: Daniel
Campos, Luis Colon, Rocky Wise, Patty Fussell and Sage Motlow; first grade: Kassie Weldon,
Valentin Perez, Michael Lazaro and Maria Landaverde; second grade: Aurelio Urbina, Brandy
Bowers, Dominic Campbell and Elizabeth Chavez; third grade: Tiffany Triplett, Kenia Luviano,
Tiffany Marshall, Isaac Estrada, Kendra Howling and Monica Sparks; fourth grade: Elena
Jimenez, Willie Jervier and Briana Banuelos; and, fifth grade: William Holliday, Markita Skeen,
Karamia Boyd and Alejandro Campos. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
IMPACT FEES: This new tax, under the name impact fees, will be
passed on by developers to you-know-who. This tax will only pay for 25
percent of the total the Democrats running our county want to spend.
The chairman wants a gasoline tax, higher property taxes, other assess-
ments and bond issues. It is time to stop these capital projects and learn
to live on what the people of Okeechobee can afford.

ALCOHOL USE: I am calling about alcohol use level up in Okee-
chobee County with a higher average than anywhere else. We don't
have anything for our teens to do. And when parents step up and want
to have dances on school grounds, the school board and the principal
don't allow it.

GRANDCHILDREN: I would like to know how many grandparents are
raising their grandchildren and how many parents are raising their great-
grandchildren. I am a great-grandmother and I would like to talk to some
of these grandmothers.
Editor's Note: This caller left their telephone number with us. If
anyone would like to speak with this person, call our offices at
(863) 763-3134.

WATER: I started a new job in Wellington today and now I've got to
drive all the way around the lake and I know where all the water is it's
out in the sugar cane fields. They are certainly not under any water restric-
tions. All the fields are flooded down there and it's unbelievable how
much water is out there.

SANTA CLAUS: Since the word "ho" is politically incorrect, what is
Santa Claus going to say at Christmastime?

FAIR: The fair is done and over with and is being called a big success. I
went and thought it was well planned and offers much for the future. My
question is how much money did it generate for the county to help pay
for the ongoing expenses of the Ag-center?
Editor's Note: According to the agreement between the fair associa-
tion and the county, the money generated from the fair went to the fair
association none went to the county. It is then up to the association to
decide if, or how, the money will be distributed.

FREE SPEECH: I think everyone is missing the bigger picture. When
Don Imus was fired from his radio show, which also killed the First
Amendment the freedom of speech. Is Don Imus a racist and a bigot? I
would say, yes. Even racists and bigots are covered by this amendment.

LIVESTOCK SHOW: Due to the recent mistake in the Okeechobee
News Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show print out, many individuals
and businesses are being blamed for the printing of last year's informa-
tion. Let's take this opportunity to distinguish the following entities that
take part in this wonderful event. Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a
youth organization that is conducted through the school under each
Chapter Advisor. Okeechobee County 4-H is a youth organization con-
ducted through the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Students must be a member of either organization to participate in the
Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale, which is a separate entity in
itself. The Okeechobee County Fair Association is also a separate organi-
zation. OYLS and OCFA both use the Extension Office as a median to col-
lect and hand out information for these organizations. The Extension
Office is not the authority figure on Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show or
County Fair matters. This is to help clarify any problems or accusations
that have been made resulting from this misprint.
E1,torr s ,Vote Allow us to make cldoni'something: this wd not a mis-
orint, nor was the printing of the 2006 Livestock Show and Sale insert a
mistake on the part of anyone at this newspaper. Also, the 2007 Live-
stock Show and Sale insert has been rescheduled to run in the Sunday,
April22, Okeechobee News.

BLUE HERON: In March, SE Contractors requested a zoning change
in Blue Heron at a city planning meeting. Since there was opposition of
rezoning from single family to Multi-family, as well as many other issues,
the Planning Board rescheduled their decision until the April meeting. SE
was told to present a traffic flow from the Okeechobee Estates and Blue
Heron to S.R.70 also at the April meeting to present a water drainage pro-
posal. This meeting was rescheduled for April 19. Guess what? SE has
never presented the request documents and therefore this rezoning is not
on the April 19 agenda. Their next meeting is May 17. Petitions are still cir-
culating against rezoning to multi-family. Maybe SE changed their mind
about the purchase, they found out the residents of Okeechobee truly
care what happens in their community and that we do have the right to
know exactly what is proposed in their development plans.
Editor's Note: According to the city, the developer hasn't complet-
ed the requested documentation due to the number of requests by
the planning board. The development has not been dropped and is

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
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 infor-
mation, 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 Park-
way, 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 meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal 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.

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 business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's Cen-
ter on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation is for
those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. This meet-
ing requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC
Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster
Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Eari at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Community Events

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 Satur-
day, April 28, at noon. For information 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Fri-
day, April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium, and is open to mid-
dle 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

Community Events

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 Air-
boats. 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 Oceano-
graphic Coastal Center. The topic of the show will be Earth Day
celebrations and open house on Sunday, April 22, from noon until
4 p.m. For information, call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal
Center at (772) 225-0505; or, visit their website at www.floridao-
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
information, 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 con-
cert 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 Sat-
urday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge
Nelson Bailey, who will share his knowledge about Florida history
as a Florida Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak 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 pur-
chase. For information, call 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339.
ACS hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass-'ournament
will be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the
Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W. The entry fee is $130 per
two-person team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or
$135 at the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-
in. Registration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing
Headquarters, 5286 S.W 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S.
U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or Crystal at
(863) 634-9483.

Choir to begin rehearsal April 22
The Okeechobee Community Choir, comprised of singers from
area churches, will rehearse on Sunday, April 22, at the Church of
Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., from 2 until 4 p.m. to prepare for
the fifth Sunday community service on April 29 at Abundant Bless-
ings, 4550 U.S. 441 N., at 6:30 p.m. The music is uplifting and pro-
vides a powerful message. Singers need to read music just a little.
Men are especially welcome. For information, call Sandy Perry at
(863) 634-7714.
Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the
Cypress Hut Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant
money to local law enforcement and fire departments on Sunday,
April 22, at 1 p.m. Representatives from the International Grand
Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will give $500 to the county
fire department and $500 to the sheriff's office, A barbecue cook
out will follow. New members are welcome to join. The new
Aerie extends thanks to all the people, local businesses and our
sister Aerie #4137 for making our first fundraiser and member-
ship drive a huge success. For information, call Bill at (863) 763-
1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.
Garden club plans inaugural meeting
There will be an organizational meeting for a new Okeechobee
Garden Club at the Okeechobee Extension office, 458 U.S. 98
North on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity to
share ideas, learn more about gardening or just brag about your
landscape. The orchid meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Here is your
chance to learn which ones to grow and how to do it. For informa-
tion, call the Extension office at (863) 763-6469. The garden club is
free and open to the public.
Free nutrition class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas of Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 W.N. Park St., will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis
class on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Collaborative group will host guest speaker
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
School Board office. The guest speaker will be Dianne Verner
from Florida Power and Light. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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 posi-
tions of: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, design
chair, promotions chair, economic restructuring chair, arts and
culture chair and volunteer chair. Nomination forms are available
at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second St. For information, call
Karen Hanawalt, program manager, at (863) 357-6246; or Paul
Mitchell, election chair, at (863) 763-2111.

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, start-
ing 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.

Substance abuse board meeting set
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W. Second St. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at
(863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 20,2007



Local church opens its doors on Saturdays

Free bread, other
baked goods

By Nena Bolan
Special to Glades County
November, Pastor Darrel Branham
with New Hope Independent Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven began
a bread give-away program.
If you ask him what motivated
his desire to do so, the pastor
answers humbly.
"I saw people that were in
need, and I felt we had to start a
bread program," he said.
Pastor Branham picks up
donated baked goods from Sweet
Bay grocery in Lehigh Acres, and

from the U-Save grocery store in
According to him, the food
would more than likely end up in
dumpsters if the church did not
retrieve it to help the members of
the community who need it most.
That isn't to say the food is bad
in anyway, the pastor promises it is
perfectly good food and still quite
While the program started as a
bread give-away program, it has
since blossomed to include such
items as sweet baked goods,
doughnuts, pastries, pies and
cakes. Other types of bread include
whole wheat, rye, bagels, rolls and
French and Cuban bread.
It is a calling, the pastor said,
that has led the church to help the
needy in the area. There are plenty
in the area who benefit from the
church's kindness, and many of

those would otherwise have gone
without had it not been for the
As a result, the program has
been steadily growing.
When the program began in
November not many people knew
about it but the church advertised
and spread the news through the
local grapevine. It was then, Pastor
Branham said, that the amount of
people showing up increased by
quite a bit.
But he isn't alone in reaching
out to the community, the pastor
Betty Mulvaney, Rita Herrington
and other members help organize
the program on Saturday morn-
ings. For them, they said, it is a
chance to see old friends, and
make new friends.
"The parking lot would be full
when I got here," said Betty Mul-

vaney, remembering the times
she's participated in the outreach
effort, and how drastically it
seemed residents need it.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Church began 17 years ago. It has
about 34 full-time members,
according to Pastor Branham, who
has been serving the congregation
for a little over two years. They are
gradually growing and have begun
groundbreaking on a new church
"Our arms are open. We wel-
come everybody," said Pastor
Bread and other baked goods
are free on Saturdays from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The church is located
on the east side of the bridge at 638
Yaun Road.
Staff WriterNena Bolan
can be reached at

Special to Okeechobee News/Nena Bolan
Church members show up on Saturdays so they can help
organize the free bread program. From left to right: Myrna
Hagan, Betty Mulvaney, Rebecca Herrington and Rita Her-
rington. Sweet baked goods are sometimes available.

Sugar Festival to

host family events

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
Sweetest Town is gearing up for
the 21 st Annual Sugar Festival.
The extremely well-attended
event draws many people from
Clewiston, and surrounding
cities, for a fun-filled day of
entertainment, sights, sounds
and, of course, excellent food.
The festival will be held next Sat-
urday, April 28.
Plenty of events are sched-
uled to last the whole day, with
favorites such as the old-fash-
ioned cane grinding activity, and
many other activities sure to
keep the entire family coming
back for more.
Of course, judges in the Taste
of Sugar Country Dessert Con-
test, will be hard-pressed to
make sense of anything after a
sugar overload. The judges will
be doing their duty at the Clewis-
ton Inn that day.
All festival events will be pre-
sented at the city's Civic City
Park and surrounding areas.
There is no charge to enter the
festival, and organizers are
encouraging as many residents
to attend as possible.
According to organizers, the
festival this y6ar will'begin at 9
a.m., and finish at approximate-
ly 7 p.m.
Festival goers will also get to
enjoy all the wonderful concerts
planned for the event.
Craig Morgan will be part of
the entertainment. He will be
performing at 5 p.m. Erich
Church will perform at 3:15
p.m., while Danielle Peck will

take the stage at 1:30 p.m.
An arts and craft show, car
show, and exhibits of antique
farming equipment going back
to the city's pioneer days will be
featured at the festival.
Local leaders are already get-
ting ready to spend a day of fun
at the festival.
"I am looking forward for the
Sugar Festival," said Clewiston
Mayor Mali Chamness. "So far,
it's been very successful and
this year it will be the best ever
The event continues to be
one of the staple events every
year for Clewiston, the mayor
"I personally love the Sugar
Festival," said Iva Pittman,
Clewiston's deputy clerk/assis-
tant city manager. "I believe it
brings people to the community
and it allows us to show off our
community as well. The festival
is also a good time for friends
and family to get together."
The Sugar Festival celebrates
the end of the annual sugar
cane harvest in the farming
region south of the Lake Okee-
Also, this year's honoree is
Joe Marlin Hilliard, of the
Hilliard family.
This year's festival honoree
is Mr. Joe Marlin Hilliard and
"My only truly regret of this
years festival, is that we won't
have a 50's group, like we did
every other year," the normally
enthusiastic Ms. Pittman said
StaffWriterIdeybis Gonzalez
can be reached at

Ban will outlaw
ATVs on Torry Island

By Naji Tobias
Special to the Okeechobee News
night's commission meeting, the
city commissioners voted to table
an item that would ban the use of
all terrain vehicles (ATV) and off
highway motorcycles (OHM) on
Torry Island.
The commission will discuss
the item Monday, April 23 at 6:30
p.m. after deciding it needed
more time to consider the issue.
Some concerns from the city
regarding the ATV and OHM use
on Torry Island include soil ero-
sion, vegetation and turf damage
and other environmental issues
that could have an adverse effect
on the island.
If the ban passes, recreational
users will have to find other ways
to enjoy their ATVs and OHMs.
Traditionally, ATVs are allowed for
use on private property, but are
not allowed on public streets.
The ban, however, would not
apply to vehicles that are used for

law enforcement, fire manage-
ment or other governmental pur-
poses, according to information
provided by the city of Belle
Through the ban, officials
hope to minimize the potential
liability issues that could result
due to injuries connected with the
use of the all-terrain vehicles on
city lands. Officials said it elimi-
nates the possibility of lawsuits
being filed against the city by
recreational users.
At the same time, banning the
motorized vehicles should pro-
vide a better natural experience
for other frequent visitors to the
island the city continues its
work in attracting eco-tourism
dollars through several projects
associated with Torry Island and
the natural scenery that sur-
rounds the small parcel that sits
on Lake Okeechobee.
Violators of the policy, accord-
ing to officials, would face a sec-
ond degree misdemeanor charge,
along with a fine of up to $500.
Also, violators could face impris-
onment for up to 60 days.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias
can be reached at

Glades County Roundup

Plant Society
meetings scheduled
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Blvd. in Sebring in
conference room number three.
For more information, call Roy
Stewart at: (863) 632-0914.

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County adopts planning ordinance

RLS receives
further study

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
Land Stewardship (RLS) is receiv-
ing further study and discussion by
Glades County commissioners. The
issue was a topic of discussion at
the April 10 meeting of the Glades
County Board of Commissioners.
It is a concept to protect rural
land that is used for agriculture, or is
an environmentally sensitive area. It
proposes to safeguard against
urban sprawl, which tends to swal-
low up rural lands.
The county commissioners
want to carefully examine the pro-
gram before considering the appli-
cation submitted by Lykes Bros.
The large corporation wishes to
designate about 250,000 acres as a
stewardship area. The Lykes appli-
cation states that it would reim-
burse the county for expenses

incurred during review and pro-
cessing at local and state govern-
ment levels.
In order to qualify for the rural
land stewardship program, a pri-
vate land owner must have at least
10,000 acres that are to be consid-
ered for stewardship, and the coun-
ty must approve it.
A benefit to the county would be
taxes that the private land owner
would continue to pay. By most any
other alternative, the state govern-
ment could buy the rural land, but
payment of taxes to the county
would be lost.
The county is carefully consider-
ing the services of Family Land
Remembered LLC, a consulting
service specializing in land stew-
ardship, for development, adoption
and the approval process with
regard to this particular item.
Pete Quasius, Audubon Society
of Collier County, who was present
during the meeting, reminded the
county that Family Land Remem-
bered is the main professional
company in the field of RLS.
Others, though, were more hesi-

tant to move the issue forward so
quickly. John Austin Collier of
Okeechobee was present during
discussion of the land stewardship.
He advised the county to handle it
very carefully.
"Slow down and talk to other
people in agriculture," Mr. Collier
told commissioners.
Mark Morton, senior vice presi-
dent of Lykes Land Investments
Inc., said the stewardship program
offered advantages to landowners
working with the community and
local government to create self-sus-
taining, mixed-use towns, all the
while preserving viable agricultural
and environmentally sensitive
"As a century old, family-owned
company, Lykes has always consid-
ered stewardship of its land hold-
ings a primary responsibility," Mr.
Morton said.
In other news, the commission
adopted an ordinance to change
the number of members serving on
the county's planning commission
from five to seven, as well as a
Glades County residency require-

Two current members have not
had their memberships expire, and
they will continue in their positions.
These members are Shannon Hall
and Sam Griffin. Reappointments
to the planning commission
include David Dannenhauer, Lew
Edders, and JackWilson.
Greg Margerum and Ellen Beers
were chosen to fulfill duties for the
two additional seats created by the
Planning commission
appointees wear many hats while
they are in this position. They over-
see the licensing board, board of
adjustments, and the planning and
zoning board for the county.
Shannon Hall is a current
appointee whose membership
does not expire until 2008. She
takes her position seriously, and is
encouraged by the addition of two
more members which will increase
the commission from five to seven
"It's terrific; there will be lots of
input," said Ms. Hall.
StaffWriter NenaBolan can be

Teachers win environmental award for work

By Barbara Oehbeck
Special to Okeechobee News
the SWFCEE (Southwest Florida
Council on Environment and Edu-
cation) recognizes teachers from
each of Southwest Florida's five
counties. The winners of the
awards are selected from numer-
ous applications on a county-by-
county basis.
This is the first year that applica-
tions have been received from
Glades County. Applicants are all
teachers who are innovative, dedi-
cated, and resourceful in their
endeavor to educate their students
about the environment. The win-
ners receive recognition and an
award of$l,000.
Two teachers in Glades County
have now been recognized for their
accomplishments in connecting
their students to the unique envi-
ronment of Florida. They are Sherri
Fleming and Crystal Drake.
The awards were announced
and made at the regular meeting of
the Glades County School Board
April 12th.
Sherri Fleming is a first grade
teacher at West Glades School. As a
result of her involvement in the
environmental colloquium course
in her studies
At Florida Gulf Coast University
she gained a deeper appreciation
for the environment. In her applica-
tion, Mrs. Fleming writes, "During

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air conditioning is blowing cold
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science of removing unwanted
warm and moisture laden air
from a space or area. In order to
accomplish this, room air is
passed over an evaporator or
cooling coil, typically by means of
a blower and duct assembly. The
coil must be cooler than the enter-
ing air to obtain the desired
effects. Consider room air at 78
degrees F. passing over a coil at 50
degrees F. It is here, in the evapo-
rator, that the unwanted "warm
air" and more importantly (in my
opinion) the humidity is
removed. The end result is cool-
er/dehumidified air (15-20
degrees cooler) being discharged
via the duct system. Proper air
Conditioning truly is a science.

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this class, I enjoyed an eye-opening
experience in which I gained a
great deal of appreciation for my
environment and a greater under-
standing for the need to educate
our young people on protecting our
great ecosystems."
In every aspect of her teaching
she relates the importance of the
environment to her young students.
Through reading and writing they
learn about their Florida environ-
ment. They search school grounds
for spider webs, study Florida bats,
identify and track birds and animals
sharing their schoolyard.
The students also learn about
taking care of fish and water quality
in their fish aquarium and learn
bout the chain of life through the
class terrarium that houses insects,
lizards, plants and frogs.
Students are taken on field trips
and speakers are invited into the
classroom to talk about protecting
Mrs. Fleming recalls an
"While on a scavenger hunt, a
whooping crane flew over our stu-
dents and dropped a feather. My
students believe this was a gift from
the cranes because 'they appreciate
us being nice to them,'" she said.
Crystal Drake, a social studies
teacher at Moore Haven Junior -
Senior High challenged her stu-
dents by giving them the task of
researching the local issue of the
newly proposed coal-burning

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Award recipients Sherri Fleming and Crystal Drake show off the
fruits of their year-long efforts. The two won environmental
awards from the Southwest Florida Council on environment
and education. Sarah Davis and Carl Erickson join the winners.

power plant in Glades County and
uncovering all the perspective of
the community.
Her students did extensive
research to develop a presentation
looking into all sides of the issue.
Their goal was not to take sides, but
to present all the issues and con-
cerns, environmental, political,
social and economic. They heard
from public officials, community
leaders, local citizens and power
plant owners. Mrs. Drake encour-
aged her students to deal with an
actual issue and discover the many
environmental issues involved.
"We have learned through this
project that small changes in peo-

pie's daily lives can save lots of elec-
tricity and thus eliminate the need
for so many additional power
plants in Florida in the future," Ms.
Drake said in her description.
School board member Tom
Gaskins took the time to recognize
both awards recipients.
"These awards could not go to
any two better recipients in the
school system," he said. "Both
Crystal and Sherri have worked dili-
gently with their students in this
regard. I'm proud of each one and
am so glad they have put Glades
County on the map by applying for
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Men softball champions
The Beef O'Brady's/HGD adult softball team was the champion of the 2007 Okeechobee Coun-
ty Parks & Recreation winter softball league "D" division. Team members are (left to right)
Mitchell Comfort, Charlie Bartlett, Billy Childers, Shawn Crews, Neil Crawford, Saul Tijarena,
Keith Hickman and Jason Hickman. Not pictured are Tim Higgins, Miguel Perena, Ruben Guer-
ren, Bobby Hickman, Dale Hardy, Chuck Bronson, Travis Childers and Gregg Giles.

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Women softball champions
The Tropics were the champions of the 2007 Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation adult
softball winter league women's division. Team members are (front row, left to right) Ruth
McKenna, Sam Shaw, Kelly Corwin, Jesse Aldridge-coach, Karen Aldridge-manager, Roslyn
Burnett, Mo Prevatt and Talisa Ferguson; (back row, left to right) Donna Root, Sandy Suggs,
Nancy Smiley, Stephanie Pelaez and Jennifer Green. Not pictured is Wendi Riley, Jeanne Bil-
lie, Dionne Smedley, Jessica Billie, Tiffany Barber, Nichole Stalans and Juanita Osceola.

Brahiman wrestling coach named coach of year
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Brahman wrestling coach Bruce Jahner was recently selected
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Brahman wrestling coach
Bruce Jahner has been selected as
the Scripps Treasure Coast News-
papers 2007 Wrestling Coach of
the Year.
Jahner has been the Brahmans'
wrestling coach for the past 13
years. Throughout the years, he
has taken many young grapplers,
both boys and girls, to state level
competition. In the past two years,
his team has captured back-to-
back district 14-2A titles and seven
individual district championships.
They also finished fifth, a Trea-
sure Coast best, at the Region 4-2a
The Brahmans had seven dis-
trict champions this past season.
They were Robbie Harrell, Michael
Brishke, Donny Bush, Tyler Hayes,
Josh Raulerson, Chris Curtis and
Brandon Ashley.
Jahner took five wrestlers all the
way to the state championships in
Lakeland in February. They were
Michael Brishke, Donny Bush,
Robert Harrell, Chris Curtis, and
Tyler Hayes. His girls' team had two

Lady Brahmans finish in the top
three in girls' state competition.
Evattah Samuels took second
place in her weight class and senior
Candi Rivero finished third in her
weight class.
Coach Jahner is no stranger to
the mats himself. He is a former
collegiate wrestler, graduating
from Dickinson State University in
Dickenson, North Dakota. He was
a national qualifier all four years in
During the high school off-sea-
son, Jahner runs the Okeechobee
Wrestling Club. This club is open
for all young athletes from 5-years-
old through 18-years-old. They
practice twice a week and head out
to tournaments across the state on
weekends. Part of Jahner's success
with the high school may be the
result of this off-season club. Many
of his young club wrestlers have
moved up through the ranks and
now wrestle for him at the high
school. Some have even gone on
to wrestle in the collegiate ranks.
For information on the Okee-
chobee Wrestling Club, contact
Jahner at Okeechobee High
School, (863) 462-5025.


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Local mat club meets
The O..eec:i \\ resting
iClub meris-. on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
For information contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
AC S plans bass
American Cancer Society
breast cancer bass tournament
will be held on Saturday, April 21,

from safe light until 3 p.m. at
Okee-Tanie Campground, 10430
Entry fee is $130 per two per-
son team, plus $5 entry into the
give-away drawing; or, $135 at
the ramp'. Prizes will be awarded
at the end of the weigh-in. Regis-
tration forms can be obtained at:
Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
ters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Gar-
rard's Tackle Shop, 4259 U.S. 441
S.; or, call Chrissy at (863) 634-
8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-
Summer play camp
sign-ups end soon
Sign ups for Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
2007 summer play camps will

open on Monday, April 23, at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex in the Parks &
Recreation office, 640 N.W. 27th
Enrollment is limited and slots
are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be
6-12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Mon-
day through Friday from June 11
until July 27, (except Wednesday,
July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. at Douglas Brown Commu-
nity Center, Okeechobee County
Civic Center and Central Elemen-
tary School.
The regular camp fee is $50
per week, per participant plus
fees for field trips and special
activities. Special rates have been
set at $25 per week for a child on

the reduced school lunch pro-
gram, and $10 per week for a
child on the free school lunch
program with the Okeechobee
County School system for the
2006-07 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School
Food Service must be presented
at the time of registration in order
to qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours, from 7:30
a.m. until 8:30 a.m., and 4:30
p.m. until 5:30 p.m., will be avail-
able at both the Okeechobee
County Civic Center and Central
Elementary School sites for an
additional fee of $10 per week,
per participant.
For information, call (863)

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Community Events

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

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and
Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th 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.

OSAC resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be Tuesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on May 8&
from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School Library, 610
S.W. Fifth Ave. for anyone who cannot attend the afternoon meet-
ing. All parents and PTO members from all Okeechobee public
and private schools are encouraged to attend.

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 attend-
ed to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to
attend these classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863)

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

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner
of N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul
Youth Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities
will include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of
subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer
session; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf
interpreter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge
for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House
(863) 763-2893 by April 30.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings,
bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events.
Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Sat-
urday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A per-
centage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Preg-
nancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands,
sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security person-
nel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-81980
or (863) 634-4151; log onto; or by mail at
Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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

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

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Bike winner
DC Ranch gave away a bike at the Speckled Perch Festi-
val. The winner of the bike was Richard Helfinstine. Emily
Peppers from DC Ranch presented the bike to Richard.
Shown with Richard and his new bike are (left to right):
Emily Peppers, Richard Helfinstine and his mother.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholar-
ship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to any
student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be mailed to
the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship
Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni.Doyle, associ-
ation executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members liv-
ing 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
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members. The
time and place for meetings will be announced. For information call Bill
at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to 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
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the
Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A
limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who 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.

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 serv-
ice and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two new
or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very grateful.
All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-
2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.

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

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

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name and
number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done over
the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local Salva-
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Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
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Part of the floating dock at Lock 7 is resting on the lake bottom, while the other end sits well
above the water line.

State outlines drought plan

Charlie Crist and U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson joined Lt. Governor Jeff
Kottkamp, Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices (DACS) Commissioner
Charles Bronson, Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) Secretary Michael W. Sole,
Florida Division of Emergency
Management (DEM) Director
Craig Fugate, South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
Director Carol Wehle and U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers Jack-
sonville District Commander
Colonel Paul Grosskruger to dis-
cuss the current drought condi-
tions and water conservation
measures in Florida.
"Every drop of water makes a
difference, and water conservation
needs to be part of everyone's
daily routine," said Governor Crist.
"Through proactive planning and
taking steps now to conserve, we
are both protecting and stretching
the regional water supply for
South Florida."
Governor Crist urged leaders to
continue water restrictions already
in place, while taking additional
measures as conditions change.
To educate Floridians on steps to
help conserve x\,ater resources,
Governor Crist.announced a new
water conservation Web site that
contains water conservation tips
and information about the
drought conditions.
As a result of the current
drought conditions and water con-
servation measures, Governor
Crist also announced a Drought
Working Group to be chaired by
DEP Secretary Sole. The Working
Group, which includes representa-
tives from DEP, DACS, DEM and
SFWMD will review the 2007 State
of Florida Drought Action Plan and
coordinate the state's efforts to
implement the plan.
"The drought we're experienc-
ing is severe as it is, not only signifi-
cantly increasing the wildfire
threat, but imperiling our crops,"

Commissioner Charles Bronson
said. "Agriculture is Florida's sec-
ond largest industry, and 40 per-
cent of our cash receipts come
from farms in the South Florida
Water Management District. With
many farms facing the most severe
water restrictions, agriculture
already is seeing significant eco-
nomic impact, and a continued
drought could result in hundreds
of millions of dollars in losses."
The 2007 State of Florida
Drought Action Plan provides
background on the current
drought being experienced in
Florida, discusses the recent histo-
ry of drought management in the
state, describes the current institu-
tional structure for addressing
water shortages, and sets out spe-
cific steps to respond to the cur-
rent drought. It also identifies
short-term and medium-term
action steps to improve water con-
servation, manage the current
conditions and develop alternative
water supplies.
"Times like this remind us of
the importance of protecting and
conserving our water resources as
well as developing alternative sup-
plies," said DEP Secretary Michael
W Sole. "Through implementa-
tion of this Drought Action Plan,
state and federal partners are tak-'
ing steps to conserve water, imple-
ment restrictions where necessary
and develop long-term solutions
to prepare for future drought con-
State and local emergency
managers are urging residents
across the region to observe con-
servation orders to help preserve
critical water supplies during this
drought event.
"Water is a vital resource that
all Floridians need to conserve and
use wisely," said DEM Director
Craig Fugate. "Everyone can play a
key role in this Drought Action
Plan by heeding local water restric-
tions in their communities."
"These action steps are vital to
success, with maximum efforts to

conserve water first on the list,"
said Carol Ann Wehle, executive
director of the South Florida Water
Management District. "Conserva-
tion is an important step that every
Floridian can take. While our state
agencies depend on each other
during this emergency, we all
depend on citizen support."
Statewide, Florida receives an
average of 54 inches of rainfall a
year, with an average of almost 10
inches during the first three
months of the year. For January 1 -
March 31, 2007, Florida has
received only 5.88 inches of rain-
fall, resulting in a shortage of water
in South Florida. Further, seasonal
weather forecasts predict that con-
ditions likely will not improve in
the months ahead, prompting
state officials to prepare for the
possibility that drought conditions
will remain or possibly worsen
during the next several months.
Lake Okeechobee, the source
of water for the Florida Everglades
and the primary back-up water
supply for most agricultural users
and residents of the SFWMD, is
currently at 10.08 feet, the lowest
elevation ever recorded in the
month of April and more than four
feet below its historical average for
this time of year. At this low level,
water from the lake cannot be
used to replenish the regional sup-
ply. To address the water shortage,
the SFWMD is encouraging con-
servation and issued restrictions to
limit both residential and agricul-
tural use.
For more information on the
Drought Action plan and to see "50
Tips for Water Conservation,"
please visit For
additional information on water
restrictions currently in place in
South Florida, residents are encour-
aged to call the SFWMD's toll-free
Water Shortage Hotline at
1-800-662-8876 or visit

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April 20,
through Thursday, April 26, are as
Theatre 1 -"300" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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
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Theatre III "Are We Done
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Auctions 105
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cinity of Teak Lane, Labelle.
In safe hands. Call to claim..

BLUE LOCK BAG, vicinity of
Golden Corral or Los Cocas.
CHIHUAHUA, Male, Long &
Short Hair Mix, Missing from
4/5. Treasure Island area.
Reward. 863-467-7528
PIT BULLS (2) Males, 1 Solid
White. Very friendly! Lost in
vic. of "The Prairie". $500
Reward! (954)444-7959

great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
BED- Queen, 4 post, Carved
pineapple design. Needs
small repair. (863)697-8087
mixed w/red nose pit. 3 yrs
old. Free to good home.
863-357-2891 leave msg
GERBILS: 3,6 mo. old babies.
Cute. All black. Free to
S homes. (863)261-1153
KITTENS- (4) to good homes
PUPPIES, Coby, Red Nose &
Lab mixed. To good homes.
SOFA- Queen Sleeper, Excel-
lent condition.
(863)675-3960 LaBelle area
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deer? Pick up some
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Full-Time 205
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Tune 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL Required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a.Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good. pay! Call now!
CDL B w/Hazmat Req.
Exp. Pref. Comp. Salary +OT
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
Call 863-467-8377

up to $15.00/hr
Immediate openings
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.ParrotAve.
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm is opening an
office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential Interview.
Treasure Coast, Inc.


Lykes Bros. Inc.
Ranch Division has an
immediate opening for
the following position:
Must have own tack and
saddle, experience helpful.
Applications accepted
Monday Friday,
8am to 3:30pm
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Drug Free Workplace

has a new position
available for a
Service Technician.
Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
~Pier 2 Resort Hiring-
Night Audit
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
Okeechobee. 35 hrs/wk.,
Approx. $27k. Benefits.
or fax: 806-352-3982

With billing &
coordinator exp.
for Nurse
Registry. Please
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
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estimates. 863-261-1565
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building MateriaJs540
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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106

CHEST FREEZER: Sears, 5 cu-
bic ft. Asking $75 or best of-
fer. (863)885-1026
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
Works well. $75
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
new. $50. 863-467-7721
side by side, 22 cu: ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
electric, white, front loaders,
2 yrs. old, like new, $600.

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

SHED, 12x24 w/siding. Wired
for electric. Good"condition.
$2000. or best offer.
(863)228-7230 LaBelle

(2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
for both. (863)763-5762

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

License d & insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
L-cense #765
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1 60 '-.3, 2-60"x 48". $150.
03156528-5771 LaBelle

BABY ITEMS Great condi-
i'ori 13111) Or besi onut r Call
J9-.24).1588 LaBelle
BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
Dourncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep (863)673-2726

39 pie es, China, assorted
hiams e e plates, cups, sau-
cer etc $300. 863-946-1896

(31 Size 22 (1), red, never
worn lags still on. $65 for
all 863-763-3982 (b4 noon)
PROM GOWN- beautiful, black
& wniie, floor length, size 3
melile. $50 (863)467-0139
Sunburst NationalAward
Winning Pageant Dresses,
Sports Wear & Western Wear
Ciiri,nal, One Of AKind.
Avjii jbto rent. Size 3to 12.
F:6qeant Training
also available.
CLjll 863)517-2465
wrire w.silver beading. $250
or besi offer (863)634-6601

standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland;,memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $550. 863-467-1958

COMPAQ Laptop, 25gb hd,
128 mb mem., dvd, ME op-
erating system, 3 2 floppy,
$450. (863)763-4376
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801.
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
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843&0158
& ar~icr~s 0595;

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

BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75. 863-634-6160

BED: King size, excellent con-
dition. $300 or best offer.
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice. $800.
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $400 (863)763-6507
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 Iv. msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
COUCH & CHAIR: Leather,
cream colored. $100.
CURIO CABINET- wooded, an-
tique, $100 or best Offer
DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1,000's. $1000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$800. 863-447-5173
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic, $189.
Ctr, DR, BR, access., TV's
VCR's, DVD's, $25-$700 per
item (270)617-1556
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250

RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $700.

old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.

1100 watts, with turn table,
like new condition. $35.

LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!

new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2600 new,
asking $800. (863)763-6907 .
$100. 863-447-3409

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
25% 50% off on all
prescription drugs
at most pharmacies.
No cost! No catch!
Call Toll Free
MOBILITY LIFT, Trustlift Ram,
550 lbs max capacity,
$3860 new, asking $1850

POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907
AL030 Power Tote, for fold-
ing manual wheel chair.
$350 (863)467-0755

CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
T850, 81/2'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$800. (863)763-5373

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

BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
Wo 111101

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
14 wks old, all shots, $300.
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
Reg, w/cage, toys and ac-
"cessories, asking $600 or
best offer(863)673-3076
old, 2 males. $175 each.
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
UKC, Purple ribbon bred,
Health cert. included. $500
each. (863)467-4149
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 for all.
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256

HOT TUB: As is, you haul.
$300. 863-673-1981
HOT TUB: Seats 5-6 people,
needs heating element. $250
or best offer. 863-228-7230

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

SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.

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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.


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

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

TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.

MMATS. $1000. neg.
15", $100 (863)634-6476

DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635
new condition. $35.

CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
CRAFTSMAN 25HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
set, on a dolly. $450.
DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" chuck. $300.
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does'work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
Comm., Elec., On wheels
whose & gun. Works per-
fect. $400. (863)357-1784
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427

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

ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65. or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VCR MOVIES, war, horror, ac-
tion & comedy, $250 will sell
separately. (863)465-9470
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.

bee Co., must be a 1957
plate w/the 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


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

800. $2000. 863-763-5921

ING: 15 years old. $1000..
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.

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
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HR with.grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622

runs great. $250.
Deere SX-85. 13 hp, 30" cut,
Looks & runs great. $400.
Call Joe (863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
ruhs excellent, asking $250
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10O, good
condition, $100.
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc.1$25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033
Love the earUt Recycle
yom used Items by sel-
I them hi the c3ass1-
fieds. ____

Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. of
$300. 863-634-3572
1br, furn., screened porch,
until incid, $185/wk

OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1.5ba,
$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, includes 1st & 2 mos.
sec. (863)634-7722

3/2/2, $1400/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
DOUGLAS PARK, (4) individu-
al houses for rent, 4/1,
$725 mo. + $425 sec. dep.
Call about move in special
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
3br/2.5ba, 1 crarage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
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
PSL- 3br, 2ba, Double car gar.
In gated community, Pool &
Gym. $975. mo. No dogs.
New2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnisned. Complete ole Lg
Ka &9Brtn $800 mo +
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
Cell (561)662-9421
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010

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Camp Diner

This versatile camp kitchen has a place for every-
thing-compartments for cooking utensils, canned
goods and food containers, plus a convenient place
for your camp stove. The top opens up to make a
dining table for tiu to six people, with food and sup-
plies within easy reach. When you leave your camp-
site to enjoy the surroundings, simply close the top to
keep food safe from the local wildlife.
The completed camp diner folds down to a com-
pact 28 inches wide by 39 inches long by 10 inches
high. -

Camp Diner plan (No. 336)... $9.95
Camp Kitchens Package (No. C 109)
Three projects incl. 336 ... $19.95
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Propetly-

Storage Space -
Rent 960

(Okeechobee News. Friday. April 20, 2007

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TOWN- 2br/2ba, W/D, porch,
lawn serve. Pets considered.
Non smkg. envi. $800. mo.
+ Sec. (941)504-3954
Unfurn duplex, Avail. now. ,
$700/mo, apple incld, W/D,

OFFICE SPACE- large space
for lease. Taylor Creek Build-
ing. (863)447-0416

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be used to-
wards down pymt. Reducing
price to $179,100.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Basswood,
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba Apt. New
wood patio fence. 2 story.
Alum. roof. Carpet & tile.
$79,000. 863-697-2462
OKEECHOBEE: 4 BR, 2 BA., 1/2
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

HOMES ON Friday &
Saturday April 20 & 21
from 1 to 4:00 p.m.
2 & 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS
homes in gated Palm Creek
estates, canal, lake front
and intenor lot homes from
$207,000. Clubhouse, pool.
Sponsored by Century 21
-orizon Properties. Enter
and follow the balloons to
the home of your dreams.
Diane Dan remind
(863) 467-2100 or863) 357-7789
PAHOKEE, Great location. Lg
L/R, 2br, Office, lba, Nice
kit. All new cabinet. Like new
appl. New roof, carport. 2
extra/Ig lots. Lg barn, con-
crete slab to build on.
$165K. Call for info.

NAPLES, East Vanderbuilt, To
Ava Maria, possible com-
mercial, 5-10 acres. Call Bob


4 o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!

Great Investment Piece of
Property, 80x125, 2 corner
lots, side by side available.
$45k ea. Call for info

Mobile Homes

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

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

2BR/2BA CBS MH $590/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
(32ft RV/BA $49o0/p.incI.lec)
1st, last sec. All Incl. T ity
Water. 561-346-4646
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
CABIN- Okeechobee, in Audit
park, $500/mo + util, 1st,
last 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.
441 S.E., appl. & some furn
incld. $600/mo + see dep &
refs. (863)447-0431
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1200/mo. 1st, last &
sec. (863)697-1339
bee, 28ft, $400/mo, 1st &
last dep. Adult Park only.
chobee, Adult park only,
32ft, w/slideout, $600/mo +
until, 1st, last (863)763-7164

1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
Owner. 3br/2ba, kitchen appis
ncl'd, 28 x 48. 863-234-9617
days or 863-675-3827 nights.
PARK MODEL, $2500. or best
offer. Taking offers through
April 28th. Call
(863)801-9266 to see.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully turn,
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
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.


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

ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
$5,300 (561)670-3636
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass,
center console, 115hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer.
$2500 (863)467-4149
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90
hp. Johnson, Top, Trolling
Motor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754 .
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft alum
v-hole Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816

[Houses Slale 1025-

MOTORHOME: 1995 Bopnder,
35 ft, Class A gas, 62k mi.
Can be seen at Grandma's
Grove Lot 46. $24,900. Call
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in
55+ park In Okeechobee.
Needs some work. $3500.
or best offer. (561)575-0522
RV's (7) w/ FL Rms., in quiet
park on Rim Canal. $1500 -
$4500. each. Lot rental from
$200 per mo. avail, w/back-
ground check. No Sub-Let.
Call (941)713-1044

BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks
good! $2500. Cash... Trade ?
(239)357-6889 LaBelle area
HONDA VTX: '02, 1800 cc's,
low miles, king / queen seats
& saddlebags. Exc shape.
$7900 neg. 812-9987-2669
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
XR250R K&N '96- air filter,
good tires, new chain &
sprockets, runs good $600
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2400 neg. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA 1982: 1100 cc's,
good condition. $1350 nego-
tiable. 812-987-2669

ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
HONDA 400 EX 2002, 4
Wheeler, Jetted & Exhaust.
Adult driven, garage kept.
$3000. (863)763-0449
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or will sep.
Call (863)357-7075


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

work, some body damage,
runs good, new parts. $2000
needs trans rebuilt, asking
$750 9863)674-0342
CAMARO Z28: '80, 350 auto, pwr
windows, re-upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng
work. $1200 (863)634-6601
2 door, Runs and Looks
great. 121 K mils. $2500.
running condition. $1000.
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT- '1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best
offer. (863)467-7721
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854

CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
cessories. $300
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Mere outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1900 neg. 863-697-9704
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $500 or best offer.
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
than 100 hrs. Mere 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
suntracker. $26,000. Neg.
SEA CRAFT: 20i ft with
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard!. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375

CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass,
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy
F/S P/U 8 ft. bed. Pewter col-
or. $400 (863)946-0863
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 681,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653

Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom, great
cond $125 (863)763-4992

FORD BRONCO 111989, A/C &
Stereo, 2wd, standard trans.
$1000. (863)558-4437
GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs
& looks good, minor interior
cosmetics. $5000 or best
offer. 239-825-3007

JEEP SAHARA: 9r'?. 1,) 4 0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110 Ok mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras
like new, loaded, 21K,
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee

___ I

Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Erie. LaBelle area
Mint condition, runs great.
$3000 or best offer.
1995, 4.6L, V8, exc power
train, a/c, new ball joints &
more, $1975. 863-465-8135
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is,
$1000. Call for Info
772-359-2923 or
VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
door, in LaBelle, sacrifice
price $950 (239)297-3270

Ford Dump Truck'91
Tri Axle $10,000
Ford F700 '92, Diesel. $5,000
TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo
King Unit. Used for storage.
TK unit last started 1 year
ago. $500. (772)321-8960

Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee

4wd, one owner, $2500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey
Thompson wheels, $3500.
(239)633-7173 Ask Sam
cab., 4x4, V-6, 5 spd, Light
damage on front. $4500.
(239)633-7173 Ask for Sam

CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
24"xl7", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
$100. (863)697-3865'
From 1993 Grand Am. $400.
Call 863-467-5401 or
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep
logo sewn in, with square
headlights. $50
MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand
new, Goodyear. $150.
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250. (863)697-3865
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
fer. (863)824-0735
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2
driver & 2 rears. Aloco Hub
piloted. $650.

CHEVY- '1142, '2004 fram6
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
$12,500. (863)805-2877
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY $10: '86, long bed, 4
cylinder, stick. Motor bad but
many new parts. $300 or
best offer. 863-467-6277
CHEVY TRUCK '86- with tool
bed, has keys, $200
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au-
to. Cold A/C, LWB, 113K mi.
$4000. (239)633-7173 Ask
for Sam
10ft, recent carb, start-
er/clutch. Run/drives good.
$1000 neg (203)290-1220
NISSAN '90, 5 spd., 4 cy(.,
$900 or best offer.
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from

and patio planter features
removable trays on three tiers
and wheels that make it easy
to move. Simple and inex-
pensive, it's possible to build
two planters in a single week-
end, The finished project
measures about 36 in. long by
20 in. wide by 30 in. tall,

Lawn & Patio Planter plan
(No. 318),,$9.95
Animal Planters Package
3 other plans
(No, C103),,, $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)

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

AXELS (2) 2000 Ib w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100
for both, will sep.
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 or
best offer. (863)634-7210
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $530. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Charlie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995.863-763-3551
VAN 'g9: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Adams Robinson Enterprises is seek-
ing bid proposals and quotes from
Minority and Wmen Business En-
terprises (MBE/WBE) subcontrac-
tors and suppliers for the
Okeechobee Utility Authority Waste-
water Treatment Plant Expansion
which bids on Tuesday, April 24,
2007 at 2:00 PM. Plans may be
viewed at Adams Robinson Enter-
prises, 919 West S.R. 436, Suite
10, Altamonte Springs, FL; Central
Florida Builders Exchanges, 340 N.
Wymor Rd., Winter Park, FL; Reed
Construction Data, 30 Technology
Pkwy S., Ste. 500, Norcross, GA;
COO Plan Room, 8810 Commodity
Circle Ste. 22,.Orlando, FL; and
1.-ilr-; w H ill l. ,.l l.l. 1Th:ll',: .l li ,)r
I:11 :' I W L I',- .
Ste. 500, Tampa, FL.
: ,j c. ,- n i o ,n t .. .i r u n t i l 1 : 0
l ,5M P ~ -i.1 a : 2007, at
Adams Robinson Enterprises, 2735
Needmore Road, Dayton, OH
45414, Phone (937) 274-5318; Fax
(937) 274-8770.
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Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners

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Public Notice 5UU5 I

The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed
proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on May 18, 2007 for Ground Application
Services for Exotic Plant Control, Including but not limited to providing crews, equip-
ment, herbicide and supplies for treating aquatic, wetland and terrestrial vegetation,
exotic nuisance trees another sec using ground application methods within (1)
natural areas, particularly the Water Conservation Areas, Lake Okeechobee and DIS-
TRICT-owned conservation lands, (2) the canals, levees and structures of the Cen-
tral and Southern Florida Flood Control Project, as well as the Interconnecting
Kissimmee and Alligator chain-of-lakes, (3) the Kissimmee River and (4) the Storm-
water Treatment Areas (STAs) Reservoirs and Retention Areas.
All proposals must conform to the instructions In the RFR Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP 1) at the above address; (2) by download-
ing the solctation from our website at www.sfwmdm.ov: F (3 by calling
561) 682-2715; or 4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800 472-5290. The
public is Invited to attend the proposal opening. Further Infonatlon on the statau
of this sollcitatIlo can be obtained on our web site
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1. Oral Presentations: June 26, 2007,10:30 am; Building B1,2nd FL;
Ibis Conference Room
2. Oral Presentations (Alternate Date): June 27, 2007, 9:00 am; Building B1,
2nd FL; Ibis Conference Room
Oral presentations are subject to cancellation in the e.,, 'ii i ,i r ,- 1, h',, r. ur,.i
ranking is based solely on the written proposal evaluate(, all" ,un'- ,','i,1.4 1i
be held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced above. A
copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Florida Water Management
District, Procurement Department, and RO. Box 24680 West Palm Beach, Florida,
33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may con-
tact the District Clerk, (561) 682-2087, at least two business days in advance of the
meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced
above. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kilan, Contract Specialist, at
i(561) 682-6018.
205724 ON 4/20/07

yPLEASE TAKE NTLC.Fhat t..Ct Council of the City ohOkeecho ee, Fl odawil
on eAs ay, ay 1, at :Um. or as soon thereaerposse, at eail
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 981: AN ORDI-
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 07-005-SSA submitted by Steve Dobbs on behalf of
property owners) InSite Develoment Group. The request is tochange the Future
and Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for vacant prop-
rty located between Northwest 5th an 7th Avenues and Northwest 11th and 13th
Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21 and 22, City of Okeechobee
Subdivision, and is approximately 11.29 acress.
All member af he public are encuraged to atteenand articloate n saIdhealng.
The proposes urinance may be aspecea In its enty ly members oeme pubic
In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm,
except for holidays.
SPLEASE TAKE.NOTIC N BE ADVISED that It any person.desirms to aeal nye
deisn mase by e Cty NCouncil w respect o any matter conasiereo as el
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
City Clerktapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
2J acordancea with the Amrcans with Disabilti Act ADAand Florida, Statutes
2.i persons wi lilies needing specA a ccommo on to oparcpe n
his proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotes no later than two (2) working days
nor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice Impaired, call
[DD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
20 G 07; C,'CITY CLERK

PLEASE TAKE NTLCE.hat jte.Ctity Council of the Citi of Okeechoee, FlJdawjlI
on Tues ay, May 1, at 6:0 p.m. or as soon theteateer possioe, mat y Hall
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO, 982: AN ORDI-
The ordinance Is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 07-006-SSA submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on
behalf of property owners) A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC. "Te request Is to change the
Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property
located at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal descdription: Lots 3 through 6 of Block
78, City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 0.64 acre(s).
AII members ofthe public are encouraged to ttend.and participate In s hearing.
nhe propose ordinance maybe mspeced in ns enrely ts members onrme pslts
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKENO ICEA N BE ",i0 |h i ;. n .'.-.,.,, ;:
decision mae by te Ciy oan ,ih '. I .. 1' :.... .l i
hearing, such interested person w ,, ,,',. r- p .'. ', i .'.r' i '..r.
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk r a the sole purpose of backup for official records ofthe Clerk.
Jacordance w th ricans w,,ith Disabilty Act A1AJ and Florida Sotutes
2t.i2, persons w i asaiaies needing special ccomrodston to parcipaie in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
rior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
2 dy6gi!0 8 C, CITY CLERK

PLEASE JAKE NOTICE that tIe, bo Council of the City offlkeechoeee, Rodda
will on luesay, May 1, 2007 at :01p.m. or as soon taereamer possible, at ty
Hall, 55 SE 3rdAve.. Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 983: AN ORDI-
The ordinance Is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 07-007-SSA submitted by Glanlnna Mitchell on behalf
of property owners) Jesus Silvas. The request Is to change the Future Land Use
designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 1001
Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 7 and 8 of Block 8, South Okeecho-
bee Subdivision and is approximately 0.325 acre(s).
All members ot hepublic a ttend.and participate n s he
The propose Oumrnance may e inspect n s erety y memoirs e pu
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Dpm,
exceptfor holidays.
PLEASE TAKEbNOTICE N DBE ADViSED that t ny ersondesires
decision mae by Ite ily counclwmn respect to any manner consider as m1is
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerktapes are forth sole purpose of backup tfor official records of the Clerk.
S cordance ith Amcan h Disability Act ADA ndFloa Sta persons wmim isaniias needing special ccomroaon to parcipa in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
pior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; If hearing or voice impaired, call
TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (Tt).

Okeechobee Family Health/ Healthy Start Coalition
Request for Proposals
The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition invites all quali-
fied and interested parties wishing to provide Healthy Start Care Coordi-
Written sealed proposals shall be accepted at the Coalition office until
4:00 PM, Eastern time Monday, May 7, 2007, 575 SW 28th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974.

selection criteria, can be obtained until 4:00 pm, Friday, May 04, 2007
from the Coalition office, 575 SW 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
06000 ON 4/20 30/07

Okeechobee County requests bid from licensed contractors to provide concrete
driveways for six (6) new homes, Bids will be due no later than April 30 2007 at
2:00 PM and should be submitted in a sealed envelope and cleady marked "OKEE-
request for bid package should be direct to: Debble Belcher, Roumells Planning and
Development Services, Inc. at (863)467-6600. Proposals should be sent to: Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL
34972. All bids received after the deadline for submission will not be opened or
Okeechobee County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalties, to reject
or award any and all bids or parts) thereof, or to negotiate further with any or all
bidders and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery a
bids to the County. Responses to the "Invitation to Bid" will be made on or after May
7,2007 for bid awardss.




14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 20, 2007

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