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Trust quartet to
Trust Quartet is a gospel
group comprised of four
singers and their families who
are seeking to grow more in
God's likeness as they share
by ministering in song. The
Trust Ministry was dedicated
to the Lord on March 6,.1994.
Watch for photos from the
Okeechobee County 4-H Live-
stock Show and Sale in the
Sunday, April 22, edition of the
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
Residents whose addresses
are even numbered can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on
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 pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject
to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued. -
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable 'by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
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normal working hours.
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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
Saturday, April 21, 2007P0 Box 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007
Impact fees vary by coun
Local fees vary
By Pete Gawda
Newly imposed impact fees in
Okeechobee County may be a
The county's impact fees are
higher than some counties, yet
lower than others.
Professionals disagree as to the
effect impact fees will have on
While impact fees will help pay
for capital improvement projects,
they could have a negative effect
on the housing business.
Dave Knight of Stanton Mobile
Home Sales feared that impact
fees would increase the cost of
housing at the lower end of the
housing spectrum. He feared this
would raise the cost of affordable
housing and make it difficult for
people at the lower end of the
Ted Kelchner of K Builders
expressed the same fear. He pre-
dicted that impact fees would
cause the building industry t6
slow down even more than it has
Mr. Kelchner said impact fees
would also cause a cash flow
problem for builders. If a builder
pulled 10 permits, even though he
would eventually be reimbursed
by the homeowners, he would
have to pay an additional $50,000
out of his pocket in impact fees.
-Safe Driving: It's no accident
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Walpole, Inc. safety department member Sandie Frost (left) and local driver Charles
Woods (right) demonstrated the 'no-zones' to the Okeechobee High School students by
allowing them to get into the tanker truck to see that the staged vehicles around the
truck could not be seen when in the 'no-zones' of the truck.
Trucker depicts 'no zones' to club
Okeechobee News L.
The Okeechobee Kiwanis met
Thursday, April 19, where they
heard from the Florida Truckers
Association and Walpole, Inc.
about truck safety and the impor-
tahce of adhering to defensive
driving principles. -:
Walpole, Inc. along with the
Florida Truckers Association and
the Department of Transportation
(DOT), hold this demonstration
for predominately sophomore
students who attend driver's edu-
cation classes at Okeechobee
Truck drivers are often on the
road for many hours at a time.
They constantly have to deal with
drivers on the road who do not-
respect the so called 'no-zones,'
or blind spots that surround a
truck where they can't see other
I The side 'no-zones' are big
blind spots along the sides of the
trucks. The right side of the
truck's blind spot is larger than on
Kiwanis president-elect Jim Vensel (right) represented
the Kiwanis and their support for safe driving practices
around tractor trailers and other large trucks. (left to right)
Eddie Hosegood, Sandie Frost, Charlie Brown and Char-
lie Henigsmith put on a 'No-Zone' presentation for the
Kiwanis that they present to the Okeechobee High School
students' driver's education classes to promote safe
the left. If a vehicle stays in these
blind spots, then the truck driver
literally does not see them. This
was demonstrated to the OHS
students by setting up an 18-
wheeler with four vehicles placed
According to the DOT, "if you
can't see the driver's face in his
side-view mirror, he can't see
See Safety Page 2
Glades County Deputy Manag-
er Larry Hilton disagreed with
Okeechobee builders that impact
fees would put housing prices out
of reach for lower income fami-
lies. He believes increasing land
values contribute more to the ris-
ing housing costs than impact
"Impact fees aren't that signifi-
cant," he said.
That idea was echoed by Tim
Mecklin, who deals with finances
for Highlands County.
Unlike Okeechobee County,
Highlands County makes provi-
sion for an affordable housing
exemption for owner-occupied
and rental-residential construc-
Highlands County also allows
for installment payments, which
Okeechobee County does not.
Impact fees in Highlands
County went into effect on Jan. 1.
Mr. Mecklin said the issuance of
building permits in Highlands
County has been slow the first
See Fees Page 2
By Chauna Aguilar
With all the new develop-
ments slated to start in the City of
Okeechobee, the City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals spent a large por-
tion of their meeting discussing
several future land use changes.
The board also dealt with a
rezoning application and a spe-
cial exception at their meeting
Thursday, April 19, at City Hall.
While the Southern Trace
development has shown its
desire to move on with the
process of developing their
property, they have yet to ade-
quately satisfy the city planner or
the City Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals to
allow their request to change the
future land use on certain lots
from single family to multi fami-
The development is located
in the northwest section of the
city. The change is being
requested for the vacant proper-
ty located between N.W Fifth
and Seventh Avenue and N.W.
11th and N.W. 13th Street.
The developer is planning to
develop townhouses that \vill be
two-story units with a garage.
Some of the units will be two
bedroom, two bath, while some
will be three bedroom with two
See Planners Page 2
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Church, community raise
funds for Children's Ranch
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News -
The First United Methodist
Church held their annual Easter
sunrise service on the morning of
Sunday, April 8, where over 300
people were in attendance
despite the cool, crisp morning.
The service was held at Lock
7 at Jaycee Park at 6:30 a.m.
Because of the community's
involvement, area churches
donate to a non-profit organiza-
tion. This year, the churches
raised $1,053 which was then
donated to the Real Life Chil-
Scott Fraser, the current exec-
utive director, accepted the check
on behalf of the ranch. The funds
will go towards the ministry's
"If everybody just does their
little bit then all the ministries (in
Okeechobee) can continue,"
said Mr. Fraser.
Mr. Fraser went on to mention
the many different organizations
in Okeechobee that rely on funds
generated from the community
by various means.
Reverend Jim Dawson and
Reverend Bruce Simpson of the
First United Methodist Church
expressed their appreciation to
the community for their generos-
ity in giving to Real Life Children's
According to their website,
Real Life Children's Ranch is a
local organization that strives to
provide a loving, caring environ-
ment where children who are
homeless can have the benefit of
learning the richness of a well-
The ranch, located at 7777
U.S. 441 S.E,. has four homes
with a professional houseparent
couple which creates a "mom
and dad" figure in each home to
nurture, support and counsel the
children as they deal with the
issues of everyday life and the
issues with their pasts.
Real Life Children's Ranch
began in 1957 when the late
James Fraser saw the need for a
Christian children's home due to
the great need and overcrowded
state of juvenile homes.
Scott Fraser has been involved
with the Ranch since 1989.
According to their website,
"Real Life Children's Life is com-
mitted to providing long term res-
idential care and treatment to the
abused, neglected, and aban-
doned children of South Florida
without regard to race, creed or
religion. We endeavor to work
with the entire family unit when-
See Funds Page 2
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Reverend Jim Dawson (left) and Reverend Bruce Simpson
(right), from the First United Methodist Church, presented a
check In the amount of $1,053 to Real Life Children's Ranch's
executive director Scott Fraser (middle). The money was
raised at the Easter Sunday sunrise service held at Lock 7 on
Sunday, April 8.
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City Planner Bill Brisson has
issues with the development
because of the actual blocks
involved in the future land use
change, and because an appro-
priate survey for the blocks
involved was not submitted with
The city planner also set forth
issues with the development in
respect to the comprehensive
plan analysis. Also, the major
issue that was not immediately
satisfied by Steve Dobbs, who
represents the applicant and
property owner InSite Develop-
ment Group, LLC, was an analysis
of their traffic study and the avail-
ability of parks and recreation
areas in the site plans.
Other issues that were said as
easily rectified by the city planner
and Mr. Dobbs were providing let-
ters of approval from all utilities,
South Florida Water Management
District for drainage and to pro-
vide the letters to satisfy the con-
servation element to make sure
there are no environmental issues
in the site that would need to be
preserved such as certain native
trees, plants or wetlands.
In response to the planner's
concerns, Mr. Dobbs presented
him with copies of the letters
from the local utilities and stated
that the appropriate governmen-
tal agencies had been called and
no agency had taken jurisdiction
over the small area of wetlands at
The traffic analysis has been
submitted by Mr. Dobbs to the city
planner and is being reviewed by
the traffic specialist. However, it
was not submitted in time for the
planner to be able to have any
sort of response from their traffic
The recreational element was
addressed by Mr. Dobbs by offer-
ing the use of an adjoining .8-acre
site that InSite owns just south of
the development for recreational
space in the form of an in-kind
donation that would be a park.
This could sufficiently satisfy
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Engineer Steve Dobbs, who represents InSite Development
Group, LLC in regard to the Southern Trace development,
showed the City Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals revised editions of the site plan Thursday to demon-
strate where there was available area for recreational space.
the recreation requirements for from property owner A.M.S.A
the comprehensive plan. Holdings, LLC due to the property
Mr. Brisson told the board he owner having to clarify some
likes the idea and he can't think of issues before choosing to pro-
any problems off hand, due to his ceed with the changes.
just receiving this information. The board denied the appli-
"My clients have been here for cation submitted by Gianinna
a while; they are committed to Mitchell on behalf of property
developing this project," Mr. owner Jesus Silvas concerning
Dobbs told the boar. "They think the future land use change from
it's a good project and something single family to commercial for
that's needed in the city and in the the property located at 1001 S.W.
county for some attainable hous- Third Ave. due to the inconsisten-
ing." I cy with the comprehensive plan
While the board, in general, in that the property is located in a
did not want to require the project residential area.
to wait another month to allow The board approved the spe-
the city planner to be able to cial exception to allow a car wash
make a proper recommendation, in a heavy commercial zoning dis-
they eventually voted to table the trict for property owners Ivan and
issue until the next meeting. This Zoraida Lujan concerning the
was done to ensure they have property located at 906 S. Parrott
properly safeguarded the com- Ave. where the current car wash
prehensive plan goals, objectives has been in operation for over 19
and policies with this develop- years. When the car wash first
ment. opened, a special exception was
In other business: not required.
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The board tabiea both me
future land use request from sin-
gle family to commercial, and the
rezoning request for property
located at 608 N.E. Second Ave.
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quarter. But added that there was a
rush on building permits just
before impact fees went into effect.
Impact fees went into effect in
Glades County on July 1, 2006. Mr.
Hilton said since that time they
have issued 40 to 42 building per-
mits, which he said was about nor-
mal for that length of time.
Like Highlands County, there
was an increase in the number of
building permits issued prior to the
fee taking effect.
Then for two or three months,
not many permits were issued, he
While Okeechobee County is
just starting a long range capital
improvements program, High-
lands County has had such a pro-
gram for some time. Mr. Mecklin
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y The rear 'no-zone' stresses not
to tailgate. Trucks and buses take a
longer distance to stop quickly. If
- --- another vehicle is following a truck
or bus too closely then that driver
- should watch some point on the
V W- - side of the road and count slowly
from one to four to maintain a safe
four-second distance from the
SMa When driving down the road,
d Material DOT recommends "avoiding the
squeeze play." This means that
SA-- when a truck or bus is in the
Content process of making a right turn,
which sometimes requires them to
ci N I P swing to the left in order to safely
rcia News Providers" make that turn, avoid trying to
squeeze between the curb and the
truck to get around a truck on the
This area is within the 'no-zone'
WNW- "W o of the truck and the truck driver
can't see the vehicle.
S Charlie Henigsmith, who has
S been driving professionally for 31
years and has 3.2 million safe driv-
ing miles, expressed concern about
-- road rage.
- - He tells people if they see a
-. problem with the way someone is
driving a tractor-trailer to not get
into a confrontation with the driver.
said impact fees would simply be
plugged into the existing program.
Okeechobee County Deputy
Administrator Jim Threewits said
that in upcoming budget planning
sessions the county would be deal-
ing with ways of funding costs not
covered by impact fees.
The Okeechobee County
School system has a well devel-
oped five-year capital projects pro-
gram that currently uses several dif-
ferent sources of funding.
Ken Kenworthy, assistant super-
intendent of Okeechobee County
schools, said the impact fees
would go toward projects in the
program that are concerned with
constructing student stations.
For comparison, let's look at the
impact fees in the adjoining coun-
ties of Glades and Highlands.
Highlands County impact fees
are used for correctional facilities,
law enforcement, fire/rescue,
library, parks rand recreation,
school and transportation.
Glades County impact fees go
for roads, EMS, schools and parks.
Okeechobee County impact
fees will be used for roads, correc-
tions, fire, EMS and schools.
In Highlands County, the
impact fees for residential
dwellings are based on the num-
ber of square feet in the building.
The impact fee for an average sin-
gle-family home of 13,000 to
14,000 square feet would be
The Glades County Impact fee
for a single-family dwelling totals
$8,143, as compared to Okee-
In Glades County, total impact
fees for a multi-family unit are
$5,525 per unit, as compared with
$3,157 per unit in Okeechobee
County. In Highlands County
impacts fees for multi-family run
$3,505.30 per unit.
The owner of a mobile home in
The city will be holding
renaming ceremony on
Saturday, April 21, in Fla
gler Park four to official'
rename West Fifth Avenui
to Osceola in honor of thi
relationship between thi
Seminole Tribe of Florida
and Okeechobee. The park
will have Seminole ven
dors and entertainers fror
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The offi
cial ceremony will be at
p.m. The ceremony is opei
to the public.
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ever possible as we believe that the
family is the heart of our society."
Their site goes on to say that
their "... goal is to be able to place
the children back into their own
homes once normal conditions
have been proven to exist. If this is
not possible, we make every effort
to find foster homes or adoptive
parents for these children. If this is
not possible, the children may
remain in our care until the age of
18, when we then help them to
move on into adult living."
For additional information
about Real Life Children's Ranch
call (863) 763-4242.
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Instead, call the 1-800 number on
the truck if you think something is
unsafe, or even if you would like to
compliment them on a good job.
They also encouraged Kiwanis
members, as they do the high
school students, to stay behind the
white stopping lines at intersections
due to the safe measurements that
are used to allow trucks the proper
amount of turning space.
Truck drivers are federally regu-
lated and have to undergo physical
every two years according to DOT
guidelines. They have to obtain a
Commercial Driver's License'
(CDL) from the state as well.
Safety and defensive driving was
expressed to all Kiwanis members
and their families.
In other business:
May 3, the club will hold
Prayer Day at the courthouse in lieu
of the regular luncheon.
May 10, Appreciation Daywith
the Key Club and the Builder's Club
at the Okeechobee Sports Complex
with the teachers and the superin-
tendent of schools in lieu of the reg-
May 17, Scholarship Night at
OHS where their $4,000 scholar-
ship will be awarded.
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a mobile home park in Glades
County pays a total of $5,042 in
impact fees, while the same
mobile home owner would pay
$3,082 in Okeechobee County. In
Highlands County, the owner
would pay slightly more at
Glades County also has the
additional category of recreational
vehicle. The owner of a recreation-
al vehicle would pay $1,579 in
impact fees. Neither Okeechobee
nor Highlands counties have such
For a hotel, the Glades County
impact fee rate is $2,119 per room,
while a hotel builder in Okee-
chobee County pays $1,191 per
room. In Highlands County the rate
per room is $1,301.25.
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Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and cooler. The high will be in the mid 70s. The wind will be from
the northeast at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The
wind will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to 5 to
10 mph after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from the northeast at 5 to
10 mph, becoming east at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
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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.
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Group providing animal rescue
P OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okee-
S chobee is currently providing rescue, pick up and transport of sick,
injured, orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife.
b .Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged to
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Christian school taking registrations
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For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
r 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
a & Recreation office, 640 N.W 27th Lane.
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I- served basis. Campers must be 6-12 years of age.
y Play camps will operate Monday through Friday from June 11
e until July 27, (except Wednesday, July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
e p.m. at Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee County
e Civic Center and Central Elementary School.
a The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant plus fees
k 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
m Okeechobee County School system for the 2006-07 school year.
i- A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School Food
1 Service must be presented at the time of registration in order to qual-
n ify 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 Center and Central Elementary School sites for an additional
fee of $10 per week, per participant.
For information, call (863) 763-6950.
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New Endeavor students of the week
Nothing spooky here, this is only the Friday the 13th version of the New Endeavor High School
Students of the Week. These students were congratulated by Kiwanis Club member Jay Zeller
and New Endeavor High School Principal Gary Kirsch. Club member, Mr. Zeller, students (left
to right) are: Craig Cleckley, Destine Keen, Walnard Fortner, and Principal Mr. Kirsch.
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The faculty and staff of New Endeavor High School would like to join Jim Vensel,
president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, and Gary Kirsch, principal in cel-
ebrating our students of the week for April 16-20. Club President,(left to right) Mr.
Vensel, students, George Deane, Kayla Figueroa, Logan Burton, Stephanie Harring-
ton, Ashley Hampton, and Mr. Kirsch, NEHS principal.
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Daisy Tucker, 91 of Okee-
chobee died April 19, 2007, at
her daughter's home. Mrs. Tuck-
er was born June 21, 1915, in
Crenshaw, Ala. to Raymond and
Mary Alice Boswell. She was a
homemaker having come to
Okeechobee from Pahokee in
1982. Mrs. Tucker loved cooking
and taking care of her family.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in
death by her husband, James
Clint Tucker and her daughter,
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Shelby (Ronald 'Kim') Griff-
en; three sons, Tommie Tucker,
Ronnie (Mary) Tucker and
Bobby (Pam) Tucker; eight
grandchildren; and 14 great
Visitation will be from 4 until
6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2007, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Monday, April 23, 2007, at
Oakview Baptist Church with
Pastor Charlie Rice officiating.
Interment will follow at Port
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee FL 34973.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second St.,
Frank Joseph Thompson, 87
died Thursday, April 19,, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. Born June 16, 1919, in
Swanzey, N.H., he had been a
winter resident of Okeechobee
for the past four years. He
served in the United States Navy
during WWII and was a mem-
ber of the Masons and The
Wilder Lodge of Leominster,
Mass. and the Sons of Mount
Mariah and the Holy Order of
High Priest. He enjoyed fishing.
He is preceded in death by
his former wife Anita Leighton
Thompson and a daughter,
Mr. Thompson is survived by
his wife, Mary Thompson of
Amherst, Mass.; and, a son,
Frederic (Joanne) Thompson of
Services will be held at a later
date in Leominster, Mass.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Mary Carlea Loescher
Mary Carlea Loescher, 75 of
Okeechobee, died Friday, April
20, 2007, at her residence. Born
July 16, 1931, in Ft. Pierce, she
was a Ft. Pierce native before
coming to Okeechobee six years
ago. Her love and devotion to
her family, especially her chil-
dren, was evident to everyone
who knew her. She was of the
Church of Christ faith.
She is preceded in death by
her infant son; parents, Edward
H. and Leonora Blanton Eden;
and brothers, Edward Keithly
Eden and Michael Lee Eden.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 57 years, Lester L.
Loescher; daughters, Linda
(Jerry) Dubberly of Okee-
chobee; and Becky (Rob) Bley-
man of Port St. Lucie; brothers,
Jerry (Louise) Eden of Jack-
sonville and Jeff (Anna) Eden of
Sharon Eden of Wingate, N.C.;
three grandchildren, Ann Dub-
berly Garrick of Orangeburg,
S.C., Jennifer Dubberly (Mike)
McKuhen of Okeechobee, and
Katie Bleyman of Port St. Lucie;
niece, Kim (Denny)Maxwell of
Ft. Pierce; nephew, Eddie
(Carol) Eden of Orangeburg,
S.C.; six nieces and nephews;
four great-grandchildren; 12
great-nieces and nephews; and
two great-great nephews.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
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contributions can be made to All arrangements are under
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PAVING: I see today in Basswood the work has begun to remove
the new bad asphalt. I have wondered who should have performed a
test to check the material before so much of it was installed. Are the
taxpayers paying for this mistake? Anyone who installs asphalt every
day should be able to tell by just looking at it. Any business owner
should guarantee their material they produce and their costs of instal-
lation. I am curious who is paying for the removal and re-installation.
Was this bad asphalt paid for? Was the contractor who installed it paid?
Editor's Note: We contacted the county and were told the county
only pays for acceptable asphalt. The county did not pay for the faulty
asphalt and is not paying for its removal. The contractor is bearing
MEDIA: I can remember years ago watching the news. They used to
report the news and it only took about 15 minutes to cover everything.
Now they are the news. They think they're a bunch of movie stars. We
have to listen about their bouts with cancer I am a cancer survivor
- hair transplants, the injuries they received in a combat zone and the
birth of their children. Since the tragedy in Virginia, I bet this one partic-
ular channel has shown this at least a hundred times, it's the same
thing over and over again. This will probably keep going on until the
next tragedy. People wonder why there are copy cats. At least our
troops in Iraq are getting a break from the news media. Someplace,
somewhere, there must be something going on that the world would
be interested in knowing about. God bless the students and their fami-
lies at Virginia Tech.
CHAVEZ: This is about Chavez, he is selling gas through CITGO and
going around talking about our government. I don't appreciate it and I
don't buy gas from him, and I never will. The CITGO stations belong to
Americans but the gas comes from Venezuela. I wish CITGO would
change over to anything just to get away from Chavez, because: we
don't need a guy like him talking about our country. I will walk before
I'll buy gas from CITGO. I feel sorry for the owners of the local stations
because they are most likely fine Americans.
MASSACRE: I wonder if I'm the only person who heard over the
news about the shootings in Virginia that the daughter of an ex-FBI
woman called her. The mother then called the college and asked why
it wasn't locked down and the guy that answered the phone told her
that they were busy and he didn't have time to talk to her. No news
people are telling this story. I wonder why?
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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
Collaborative group will host guest speaker
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, April 24, at 10. a.m. in the board room of the Okee-
chobee School Board office. The guest speaker will be Dianne
Verner from Florida Power and Light. The public is invited. For
information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W. Fourth St., will
sponsor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April
24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect
agriculture in the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the
Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high
school and middle school level. For information and rules, call
Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board of
directors Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of:
president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promo-
tions 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.
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A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
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
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting In Okeechobee County.
This meeting 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For Information call (863) 634-
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 organiza-
tion 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
(international Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
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 Earl 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.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For Information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested In
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There Is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
KiwanIs Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for infor-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For Information, call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
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DC Ranch will sponsor vendors for a "One Stop Shopping"
event at Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Tickets for a drawing for
a $5,000 shopping spree at Badcock Furniture are available at
TNK Nails, Stafford's Hair Salon, Preferred Properties and Triple
W Airboats. The Disciples of Christ Ranch is a discipleship min-
istry for young men with life-controlling problems. For informa-
tion, 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 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Nancy Perry, development director of the Florida
Oceanographic Coastal Center. The topic of the show will be
Earth Day celebrations and open house on Sunday, April 22,
from noon until 4 p.m. For information, call the Florida Oceano-
graphic Coastal Center at (772) 225-0505; or, visit their website
Storyteller to appear at library
On Saturday, April 21, professional storytelle rCarrie 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 imagina-
tion 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 ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4. For
information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
host Trust Quartet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. The
concert is open to the public. For information, call (863) 824-
DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway,
Canal Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration
on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include:
Judge Nelson Bailey, who will share his knowledge about Flori-
da history as a Florida Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards will
speak about butterfly behavior and plants that will attract them
to your yard; Treasure Coast Wildlife Center will have live,
native animals; and, Boy Scout Troop #751 will have games for
kids and food to purchase. For information, call 1-800-432-2045,
AC S hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament
will be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the
Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W The entry fee is $130 per
two-person team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or
$135 at the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the
weigh-in. Registration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee
Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle
Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-8927
or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
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 Blessings, 4550 U.S. 441 N., at 6:30 p.m. The music is
uplifting and provides 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 Internation-
al 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 busi-
nesses and our sister Aerie #4137 for making our first fundraiser
and membership drive a huge success. For information, call Bill
at (863) 763-1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.
Garden club plans Inaugural meeting
There will be an organizational meeting for a new Okee-
chobee 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 information, call the Extension office at (863) 763-
6469. The garden club is free and open to the public.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 21, 2007
Reflections from the Pulpit
Reverend Calvin FWyar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
What is The Way of the Cross
Matthew 7:14- strait is the
gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be
that find it."
John 14:6- "Jesus saith unto
him, I am the way...."
Hebrews 12:13- "And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that
which is lame be turned out of the
way; but let it rather be healed."
Romans 3:12- "They are all
gone out of the way, they are
together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good, no,
Acts 18:25- "This man was
instructed in the way of the Lord;
and being fervent in the spirit, he
spake and taught diligently the
things of the Lord, knowing only
the baptism of John."
r Acts 24:14- "But this I confess
unto thee, that after the way which
they call heresy, so worship I the
God of my fathers, believing all
things which are written in the law
and in the prophets."
Under the preaching of Paul
and Silus, many of the Greeks in
Thessalonica believed. It wasn't
long before some base people
among the Jews stirred up trouble
and complained to the authorities.
Their complaint was: "These that
have turned the world upside
down are come hither also" (Acts
Why did they say such a thing
about Paul and Silas?
Because they were different
from the rest of, the world-they
were people of the WAY.
Because of their love and self
sacrifice, they had won many to
Christ. This made them a threat to
F. W. Farrar tells how, when
Dwight L. Moody was an ignorant,
ragged, shoeless boy in the streets
of Chicago, he found his way to a
Sunday school by one of those
unseen providence that men call
chance. He was shy and sensitive
and very nervous lest the other
boys would laugh at him because
he could not find the places in the
Bible. The teacher observed his
embarrassment, and with gentle,
silent tact saved him from his
shame by finding the places for
him. But for that little nameless act
of love and sympathy, a career of
memorable beneficence might
have been lost to the world. -
In the Bible, "THE WAY" is
mentioned many times; therefore,
what is "the way"? Who are "the
people of the way"? Why does
Jesus call Himself "theway"?
An artist painted a picture of
Jesus as a boy. He was working in
Joseph's carpenter shop, and the
way the sun's light entered the
shop, it cast a shadow in the form
of a cross. You might say that the
shadow of the cross was upon Him
from the very beginning. From the
time He was born, Jesus was head-
ed toward the cross.
The Lord was born to bear the
cross; He was God's Lamb. This
was God's plan of redemption
from before the foundation of the
world. It is the way home. As the
words of Jessie B. Pounds tell it,
"The Way of the Cross Leads
Home." (Jessie B. Pounds-Bap-
tist Hymnal-p. 161)
Remember the ram that was
caught in the thicket (see Gen.
22:13). He was a picture of Jesus
caught in the sins of the world. If
He had not died, the world would
have been forever lost. I believe the
thicket was a thorn thicket which
represented our sins. The verse
reads: "And Abraham lifted up his
eyes, and looked, and behold
behind him a ram caught in a thick-
et by his horns: and Abraham went
and took the ram, and offered him
up for a burnt offering in the stead
of his son" (Gen. 22:13). Note also,
that he was caught by the horns
(his head). Remember, Jesus wore
our thorns on His head.
It would be hard to miss the
number of times the word "way" is
used in the Bible. This is very
meaningful because the way of the
cross is self denial-it is the oppo-
site of the world's greed. The story
of the young man who asked Jesus
what He could do to inherit eternal
life illustrates this truth. In response
to his question, Jesus invited him to
take up his cross and follow Him.
He knew what the Lord meant by
this answer. That is why he went
away sadly. The Lord had asked
him to come and die with Him.
If the Christian used this princi-
ple, he would turn the world sys-
tem upside-down because the
world system is based upon the
question, "What do I get out of it?"
But "the way of the cross sets forth.
the question "What can I give?"
What a great place this world
would be if everyone would live
like Jesus taught us to live.
The world knows that only one
system can survive. That is why
they fear the way of the cross. A lit-
tle story, the fable of the fox and the
wolf aptly illustrates this truth. It
seems a fox was peering into a well
from which people drew water by
lowering an empty bucket, and
pulling up the full one that was at
the bottom. By accident the fox fell
into the empty bucket and found
itself at the bottom of the well. It
made a lot of noise trying to get
out. A wolf, hearing the noise,
looked down and said to the fox,
"What are you doing, my friend?"
"I'm catching fish," was the sly
answer; "Come down to help me."
"How can I?" asked the wolf.
"Jump into that bucket up there
and you'll be down here in a
moment." The foolish wolf
obeyed, and because it was heav-
ier than the fox it went down and
the fox came up and started to run
away. "Are you leaving me down
here?" cried the wolf. But the fox
answered slyly, "That's the way of
the world, my friend; when one
goes up, the other goes down."
Thank God that those who
know the Lord are going up!
Local quartet is well
known in Okeechobee
Trust Quartet is a gospel group
comprised of four singers and their
families whp ire seeking, tp grow
more in God's likeness as they
share by ministering in song. The
Trust Ministry was dedicated to the
Lord on March 6, 1994. Even
though some members have
moved on to other ministries,
Trust Quartet is still singing. As
individuals and as a group, we all
strive to follow the leading of the
Lord, Our hearts are at peace and
our soul rejoices in being a chosen
We purpose to praise God,
encourage the believer, and to
reach the lost through the ministry
of song and sharing.
The group, as known today,
has been made possible by God,
by those who have passed through
the doors, and by the ones who
have chosen to become a part.
God started planning seeds a long,
long time ago in each heart to
overcome stumbling blocks and
changes in our lives, preparing us
for the ministry as it is today. With
the results being what we think to
be "Sounds of the Century in
Southern Gospel Singing", mixed
with a desire to never sign any
song that would bruise our rela-
tionship with our Lord.
We are all from different back-
grounds and different areas of the
country but over the years moving
What is Air
Many people have the idea, that
air conditioning is blowing cold
air onto a person. This is not total-
ly correct. Air Conditioning is the
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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Trust Quartet will be in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6
p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.
For information call (863) 824-0013.
around from state to state, city to
town,, coping with events and
happenings in our lives, some
good, some bad, but all for a sea-
son and for a purpose we came
together at just the right time in our
lives to have the marvelous oppor-
tunity to minister through song. In
all things we sincerely desire to
glorify Christ, our Lord and Savior.
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Peace Lutheran Church reminds us to keep the prayer lines open.
DC Ranch plans
DC Ranch will sponsor ven-
dors 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 Bad-
cock Furniture are available at
TNK Nails, Stafford's Hair Salon,
Preferred Properties and Triple
W Airboats. The Disciples of
Christ Ranch is a discipleship
ministry for young men with
life-controlling problems. For
information, call Pam at (863)
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 serv-
ice on April 29 at Abundant Bless-
'ings, 4550 U.S. 441 N., at 6:30
p.m. The music is uplifting and
provides "a powerful message.
Singers need to read music just a
little. Men are especially wel-
come. For information, call Sandy
Perry at (863) 634-7714.
1804 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 981 St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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Pepsi Pitch Hit and Run competition scheduled
Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation will host a free Pepsi
Major League Baseball pitch, hit
and run competition for area
youth on May 5 at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex baseball field No.
four, 580 N.W. 27th Lane, from
noon until 4 p.m.
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official
skills competition of Major League
Baseball. This grassroots program
is designed to provide youngsters
with an opportunity to compete;
free of charge, in a competition
that recognizes individual excel-
lence in core baseball skills.
Competitors will be divided into
four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12
and 13/14, and have the chance to
advance through four levels of
competition, including Team
Championships at Major League
ballparks and the National Finals at
the 2007 MLB All-Star Game.
The individual pitching, hitting
and running champions, along
with the all-around champion in
each age group at the local com-
petition will be awarded and
advance to the sectional level of
All participants must bring a
copy of their birth certificate and
fill out a registration/waiver form
prior to the start of the competi-
For questions concerning this
competition, contact local coordi-
nator, Frank Coker at (863) 763-
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The House passed and sent
to Gov. Charlie Crist a bill to help
pay for the college education of
the children of missing Gulf War
pilot Capt. Scott Speicher of
The bill (SB 412) passed 113-
Florida provides college
money for children whose par-
ents are killed in action. It also
provides tuition benefits to chil-
dren of prisoners of war or
troops missing in action from
the Korean and Vietnam wars.
But that law was never updated
to include the Gulf War.
Speicher, whose F/A-18 fight-
er was shot down over Iraq on
the first night of the first Gulf
War in 1991, was at one time
considered killed in action. But
the Navy has since returned his
status to "missing/captured," in
part because his remains have
never been found. That means
Speicher's son and daughter,
who were 2 and 3 when he was
shot down, aren't eligible for the
state tuition waiver.
According to the state
Department of Veterans Affairs,
Speicher is the only POW from
Florida and his children are cur-
rently the only ones who would
be eligible if the bill becomes
His security detail probably
wouldn't go along with it, but
Gov. Charlie Crist wouldn't mind
having a motorcycle.
Crist stopped in the Capitol
courtyard briefly to talk to some
Leon County Sheriff's motorcy-
cle officers and accepted an invi-
tation to sit on one of the bikes.
Not content to just pose for pic-
tures, Crist asked the officer to
start it up and then revved the
engine a few times.
"I can see why people might
like to do this," Crist said with a
faraway look in his eye. Encour-
aged to go for a spin, though,
Crist came back to reality.
"I think I should get some
instruction," the governor said.
"Maybe a license."
No-bid contracts of the sort
that led to the arrest of a former
state prisons chief would be
prohibited by a bill that passed
37-0 in the Senate.
James Crosby last year plead-
ed guilty to federal charges of
taking thousands of dollars in
kickbacks while he was secre-
tary of the Department of Cor-
rections from a canteen contrac-
tor who sold snacks and drinks
to prison visitors on weekends.
The bill (SB 1976) would
require competitive bids, unless
specifically exempt under an
existing law, for contracts
involving the use of government
property for the purposes of sell-
ing goods or services.
Bids currently are not
required for contracts that do
not require a direct outlay of
state money to the vendor but
generate a financial benefit to
the vendor, the state or both.
The bill next goes to the
House where a similar measure
(HB 1451) has not yet cleared
Staffers at a non-prison facility
used to detain and treat violent
sexual predators would be able
to use non-lethal force for self-
defense, preventing escape,
quelling disturbances, prevent-
ing property damage and over-
coming physical resistance to
lawful commands, under a
measure that passed 39-0 in the
The bill (SB 2866) would per-
mit the use of electronic devices
such as Tasers and chemical
agents after appropriate training
at the privately run Florida Civil
Commitment Center in Arcadia.
The center holds nearly 600
people who are awaiting trial or
have completed prison sen-
tences under the Jimmy Ryce
Act, named for a 9-year-old
Miami-Dade County boy. who
was killed by a child mQlester,
The law allows the state to house
sexual violent predators indefi-
nitely for treatment on the theory
they are mentally ill and unable
to return to society.
The center has been the scene
of brawls, including one fight
that resulted in an inmate's
death, and a sit-in that ended
only after hundreds of law
enforcement and correctional
officers were brought in.
GEO Group Inc., formerly
Wackenhut Corrections Corp.,
now runs the facility. The state
last year declined to renew a con-
tract with the former operator,
Liberty Behavioral Health Corp.
A similar bill (HB 7109) is
awaiting a floor vote in the
Budget negotiators in the
Legislature received brief pep
talks from House Speaker Marco
Rubio and Senate President Ken
Pruitt at an organizational meet-
"Good luck, do a good job,"
said Rubio, R-West Miami, as he
tried to hang onto his squirming
1-year-old son, Anthony.
"Meet, meet often, meet in
public," Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie,
told the conference committee.
The two chambers are $1.5
billion apart in total spending -
the Senate's $71.9 billion appro-
priations bill (SB 2800) is the
higher for the budget year
beginning July 1, but they also
differ on individual spending
The panel elected Senate Fis-
cal Policy and Calendar Commit-
tee Chairwoman Lisa Carlton, R-
Sarasota, as its chairwoman-and
House Policy and Budget Coun-
cil Chairman Ray Sansom, R-
Destin, as its vice chairman and
The full committee probably
will not meet again until it votes
on a final product after differ-
ences in various parts of the
budget are negotiated by sub-
committees on education, civil
and criminal justice, health and
human services, transportation
and economic development and
The conferees plan to work
through the weekend and into
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Cheerleading clinic slated
Planet Cheer is competitive cheer teams for kids ages 5 and up. A
clinic will be held at Kid Space, 818 E.N. Park Street, on Thursday, April
26, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. with tryouts on Saturday, April 28, at noon.
For information and to get a try-out packet prior to try outs, call (863)
Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2488.
Annual Agri-Council meeting is April 27
The 17th annual meeting of the Okeechobee Area Agri-Council will
meet Friday, April 27, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, U.S. 98
N. A covered dish dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker
will be Mr. Charles Schinn from the Florida Farm Bureau. He will speak
on the subject of Agriculture and TMDLs. Please RSVP to (863) 763-
OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday, April 27,
from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus auditorium, and is open to middle through high school-
aged students. Students must present their student ID in order to
attend. The first 300 students who present their student ID will be
admitted. There will be three bands performing -- The Eighth Hour
Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks and giveaways.
Church youth plan car wash
Treasure Island Baptist Church youth, grades one through six, will
hold a car wash at Taco Bell, 3498 U.S. 441 S., on Saturday, April 28,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a donation.
Housing is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on-Saturday, April
28, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.,
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Donna Car-'
man, executive director, Indiantown Non-profit Housing, Inc. The
topic of the show will be affordable housing, and the upcoming Cinco
de Mayo Festival. For information, call Donna Carman, or Delia Garcie
at Indiantown Non-profit Housing at (772) 597-3667.
Basinger school reunion planned
A Basinger school reunion will be held Sunday, April 29, starting 11
a.m. There will be a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Meat, paper goods
and iced tea will be furnished. Please invite anyone you know who
attended Basinger School. For information call Alta Lee Barber at (863)
634-9735, or Beedie Mae Thomas at (863) 763-3579.
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. Sec-
ond St. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board mem-
bers. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.
VFW hosting Loyalty Day
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold Loyalty
Day on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in honor of our fellow
Americans. For information, call (863) 697-2930.
Main Street hosting fun shoot
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold a 100 target fun shoot on
Saturday, May 5, at Quail Creek Plantation. Course opens at 8 a.m. Last
shooter in by 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and a barbecue lunch will
be available. For information, call (863) 357-6246.
Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Blood drive at OHS
In the final HOSA blood drive of the school year, Okeechobee High School Students proved themselves more than will-
ing to donate.
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 attend-
ed to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP mem-
bership 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 meet-
ing 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 meet-
ing 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 Kenworthy 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 welcome 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 meeting. 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 attended to com-
plete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks or
money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please.
You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these classes. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
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Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
kath God, in Lik R E Broker
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* Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280 Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261
Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639* Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
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TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Nice single wide BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION. Really cute
2/2 on SE 30th Street Access to the lake 3/2 CBS home on nice street in Okeechobee
Park.....Tile throughout, all kitchen appliances
Owner motivated $152,000 Call Melissa included, ceiling fans, double driveway Great
Arnold 863-610-2280. Starter. Ready to move in! Asking $168,000 Call
Arnold 863-610-2280. MelissaAmold at 863-610-2280.
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master suite with 3 modest bedrooms
and an office. 2 story house with second
story porch off of upper level, hand
crafted cabinetry, vaulted ceilings, open
stair case. Stocked pond, large 24x60
work shop. Set up your appointment to
see this listing. Very private setting off of
the road. Only 7 minutes from town.
Call Marcia Barber 863-634-1229. Asking
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4.) Immaculate Pristine 3/2 CBS home in
homes only subdivision in the SW section.
Home hosts ceramic tile, large master suite
and screen room to enjoy the evenings.
New roof, sprinkler system and much
more! $289,000 (MLS# 90645)
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LOOKING FOR WATERFRONT PROPERTY?
Large comer lot on SE 18th & 31st Street
Vaulted ceiling, boat dock, carpet, lakeaccess,
boathouse,&seawall. Call Melissa Amolcd 63-
610-2280. Asking: $179,000
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BUILD YOUR
NEW HOME? Orange Blossom Ranches has
the perfect spot for you. 3 buildable lots approxi-
mately 1/3 acre w/culverts & fill dirt.Two are priced
$25,000 ea. & the 3rd lot is priced at $30,000.
Willing to sell separately or together. You don't
want to mlss this. Call Shelly 86.-3.4-52.9-1
LOVELY STARTER HOME! very well kept.
Lots of updates including; new metal roof, new
hurricane shutters, newly painted exterior &
interior, laundry room, with a big back yard
perfect for kids to play. $159,000 Call
fiMehlssa Arnold 863-610-2280.
NEWLY RENOVATED 2/2 Home for sale
in King's Bay. New paint floor covering
electrical & plumbing fixtures, central
HVAC, w/ appliances included. New
pool, tennis, & club house privileges. This
won't last long! at only $149500 Call
* REDUCED!! Fishermen Paradise in Buckhead Ridge. 3/2 Mobile Home w/fireplace. Huge lot w/lake access.
Private ramp includes cleaning station. $150,000 Bring all offers. Call Joe 863-610-1639
* TAYLOR CREEK ISLE LOTS ,75 111) wilth real sea-aall 2201 SE 23rd Street Asking $129,000 Call Melissa Arnold 863-610-2280
* 3 LOTS IN TAYLOR CREEK *2201 SE 33rd Street $129,000 2480 SE 27th Avenue $169,000 -2024 SE 34th Lane. $119,000
* BRENTWOOD ESTATES. A beautiful Secluied culdesac lot surrounded by oak trees and close to town.
* 170' X 220' building lot in Country Meadows Asking only $60,000.
* 18 95 beautiful acres in the NE section Call Joe863-610-1639. Recently reduced to $426,375.
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
* Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
* Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
* The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
* Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
!' Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
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1996 Nissan Hardbody XE Pickup 7464C .......3,995
1998 Chevrolet Malibu Low Mues 7490A1 ............. $3,995
2000 Oldsrmobile Alero 7519A .............................4,995
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 7517A ............................$4,995
2001 Chevy Impala 7436A .................................. $4,995
1988 Chevy Caprice Nice!P41o9A.......................$4,995
2003 Kia Spectra 6830A.................................... $5,995
1999 GMC Conversion Van 7273B .................. $6,995
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6514A ................... $9,995
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4x4 7254A ................$9,995
1999 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab 7569A ..............$11,995
2004 Saturn Vue 6216A ................................... 11,995
2002 Chevy Impala LS GM. Cert7316A ............. $12,995
2007 Chevy Cobalt GM Cer. C4111 ................... $12,995
2005 Chevy Venture VanP4110 .......................13,995
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 GM cert. 7529A ................ 4,995
2000 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab, LT 4x4 7384A ...$14,995
2001 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab, Loaded 7474A $15,995
2005 Chevy 2500 cargo Van P4107 ................ $16,995
2003 Chevy Trailblazer Ext, LS, GM cert7038B .. 16,995
2007 Chevy Impala LT, GMcertC4115 ................ $16,995
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2003 Ford F150 Ext Cab, XLT 4x4 7106B ............ 7,995
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2007 Chevy Trailblazer LS C4101 ...................... 22,995
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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 follows:
Theatre I -"300" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Are We Done
Yet"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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In Memoriam 125
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GrgeYard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
PARAKEET: Lime colored, vi-
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.
PIT BULLS (2) Males, 1 Solid
White. Very friendly! Lost in
vic. of "The Prairie". $500
BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
yrs. Adopters will be
BED- Queen, 4 post, Carved
pineapple design. Needs
small repair. (863)697-8087
BLACK KERR DOG: Female,
mixed w/ red nose pit 3 yrs
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GERBILS: 3,6 mo. old babies.
Cute. All black. Free to
KITTENS- (4) to good homes
PUPPIES, Coby, Red Nose &
Lab mixed. To good homes.
SOFA- Queen Sleeper. Excel-
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A DRIVER NEEDED
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.
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406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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REALTORS NEEDED FOR
NEW OFFICE EXPANSION!
A leading Treasure Coast
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office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
Call Jim Weix for a completely
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
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With billing &
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No phone calls
Seeks Up-Beat Team
Player. Excellent commu-
nication skills essential.
Experience a plus
but will train.
Fax resumes to
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
Busy construction company
has Immediate full time
opening for an
Duties to include:
submitting permit packages
Drafting a plus, must have
computer skills. Competitive
pay and health insurance.
Call 863-763-9119 or
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is Illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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before responding or send-
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
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Child Care Needed 410
ChHd Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Medical Services 435
Ron's Pressure Washin.
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
usminess equipment o545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toy & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
CHEST FREEZER: Sears, 5 cu-
bic ft. Asking $75 or best of-
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
I Genera *on a
Works well. $75
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
MINI REFRIGERATOR: Like
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
WASHER/DRYER, Sears HE,
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.
GALVANIZED RIDGED ROLLS,
2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
or both. (863)763-5762
PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Shutters & Seanmies
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48". $150.
BABY ITEMS Great condi-
tion, $300 or best offer. Call
BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
bouncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep. (863)673-2726
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
-" "' Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044
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products and services.
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VINTAGE LIMOGE FRANCE:
39 pieces, China, assorted
items. ie: plates, cups, sau-
cers etc $300.863-946-1896
LADIES DRESSES (4): Size 24
(3). Size 22 (1), red, never
worn, tags still on. $65 for
all. 863-763-3982 (b4 noon)
PROM GOWN- beautiful, black
& white, floor length, size 3
petite, $50 (863)467-0139
Sunburst National Award
Winning Pageant Dresses,
Sports Wear & Western Wear
Original, One Of A Kind.
Available to rent. Size 3 to12.
WEDDING DRESS- Size 14,
white w/silver beading. $250
or best offer (863)634-6601
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
COMPAQ Laptop, 25gb hd,
128 mb mem., dvd, ME op-
erating system, 3/2 floppy,
COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158
COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681
BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
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
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 Iv. msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
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
DINING RM TABLE, Ashley, 7
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic, $189.
OKEE MOVING SALE: LR, Ent
Ctr, DR, BR, access., TV's
VCR's, DVD's, $25-$700 per
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
TV ARM01RE, Fits up to 32" tv.
18 Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 21, 2007
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $700
BOWFLEX SPORT: 6 months
old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
MICROWAVE OVEN: Tappan,
1100 watts, with turn table,
like new condition. $35.
LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!
PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.
ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2600 new,
asking $800. (863)763-6907
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
JOIN THE CLUB
25%- 50% off on all
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
WHEELCHAIR LIFT, Hamar
AL030 Power Tote, for fold-
ing manual wheel chair.
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.
TRIM A BRAKE II- Van Mark
T850, 8'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
DRUM SET- With double bass
drum. Great for beginner.
DRUMS, Ludwig, professional,
5 piece, 5 symbols, double
base pedal, steel driven.
$2400 neg. (863)697-6132
EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lIbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
GOLDEN RETRIEVER, female,
14 wks old, all shots, $300.
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
MINI DACHSHUND- Male, red,
Reg, w/cage, toys and ac-
cessories, asking $600 or
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 mos
old, 2 males. $175 each.
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
RED BONE HOUND PUPS,
UKC, Purple ribbon bred,
Health cert. included. $500
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 f or all.
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: Now tak-
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
HOT TUB: As is, you haul.
HOT TUB: Seats 5-6 people,
needs heating element. $250
or best offer. 863-228-7230
SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
15", $100 (863)634-6476
DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
CRAFTSMAN 251HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
DRILL PRESS: IRicon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" chuck. $300.
HYDROLIC JACK, 2% Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, HD,
Comm., Elec., On wheels
whose & gun., Works per-
fect. $400. (863)357-1784
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
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
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.
..LICENSE PLATES- Okeecho-
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
You don't have to live on a farm to enjoy the hearty
cuisine of the farm house kitchen. The "Farmhouse
Cookbook," a 516-page cookbook, features 300
recipes that will have you cooking classic country
fare in no time, even if you've never milked a cow or
plucked a chicken.
Farmhouse Cookbook (No. W13) ... $15.95
Cold Weather Cooking
(No. W7)... $16.95
Please add $4.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
Please be sure to
include your name,
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD TRACTOR: Ford Model
800. $2000. 863-763-5921
ARABIAN CRACKER GELD-
ING: 15 years old. $1000.
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, $850 or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
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
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HR with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
RIDING MOWER- '01, John
Deere SX-85. 13 hp, 30" cut,
Looks & runs great. $400.
Call Joe (863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
runs excellent, asking $250
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
5HP 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
SCREENHOUSE, 1Ox10, good
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
OKEECHOBEE, 2 BR, 2 BA, in
city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st., last &sec. dep. of
ON RIM CANAL of LAKE OKEE
lbr, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $185/wk
S$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, includes 1st & 2 mos.
BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1400/mo, 1st, & sec
DOUGLAS PARK, (4) indivldu-
al houses for rent, 4/1,
$725 mo. + $425 sec. dep.
Call about move in special
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lbaby
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
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.
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $800. mo. +
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TOWN- 2br/2ba, W/D, porch,
lawn serv. Pets considered.
Non smkg. envi. $800. mo.
+ Sec. (941)504-3954
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, lba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail. now. ,
$700/mo, apple incid, W/D,
OFFICE SPACE- large space
for lease. Taylor Creek Build-
Private & spacious
1st, last & security.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
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.
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
PALM CREEK VIEW 7
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.
onsored by Centu 21
horizon Properties. nter
and follow the balloons to
the home of your dreams.
Diane Dan remond
(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
Great Investment Piece of
Property, 80x125, 2 corner
lots, side by side available.
$45k ea. Call for info
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/1BA SW $590/mo.
2BR/2BA CBS MH $590/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
(32ft V/BA $490/Mp. lclqlec)
1 st, last & sec. All nc. ty
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
CABIN- Okeechobee, in Audit
park, $500/mo + util, 1st,
ast sec dep. (863)763-7164
NEAR 128TH ST: Dble Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo + 1st, last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
441 S.E., appl. & some furn
incld. $600/mo + sec dep &
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, on 5
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1200/mo. 1st, last &
PARK MODEL RV Okeecho-
bee, 28ft, $400/mo, 1st &
last dep. Adult Park only.
PARK MODEL RV- New, Okee-
chobee, Adult park only,
32ft, w/slideout, $600/mo +
util, 1st, last (863)763-7164
DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
MOBILE HOME: For Sale By
Owner. 3br/2ba, kitchen appls
incl'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,
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk.
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass,
center console, 115hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer.
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90
hp. Johnson, Top, Trolling
Motor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
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
CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc 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.
PONTOON BOAT- '04, Sun-
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
than 100 hrs. Merc 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
suntracker. $26,000. Neg.
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
CAMPER TOP: Fierg3.ji0:,
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy
F/S P/U 8 ft. bed. Pewter col-
or. $400 (863)946-0863
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV $2500. (402)203-7653
MOTORHOME: 1995 Bounder,
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.
BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
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
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2400 neg. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA 1982: 1100 cc's,
good condition. $1350 nego-
ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
HONDA 400 EX 2002, 4
Wheeler, Jetted & Exhaust.
Adult driven, garage kept.
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or will sep.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
BUICK LESABRE '98, Needs
work, some body damage,
runs good, new parts. $2000
BUICK ROADMASTER '94-
needs trans rebuilt, asking
CAMARO Z28: '80, 350 auto, pwr
windows, re-upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng
work. $1200 (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER 2000, Red,
2 door, Runs and Looks
great. 121 K mis. $2500.
CHEVY CORSICA- '90, Good
running condition. $1000.
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200. or best of-
FORD ESCORT-'1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
HONDA CIVIC '01, 4 door,
70k, a/c, tinted windows,
one owner. $8000
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1997,
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Erie. LaBelle area
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,
Mint condition, runs great.
$3000 or best offer.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS:
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
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
BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $2500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
SUZUKI SAMURAI- '86, 33"
TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey
Thompson wheels, $3500.
(239)633-7173 Ask Sam
TOYOTA TACOMA- '97, Ext.
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
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN-
24"x17", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
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
MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand
new, Goodyear. $150.
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
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POWER PROGRAMMER 111,
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
RACING WHEELS & TIRES:
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
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2
driver & 2 rears. Aloco Hub
CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY S10: '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
GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81-
10ft, recent carb, start-
er/clutch. Run/drives good.
$1000 neg (203)290-1220
NISSAN '90, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or best offer.
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum, from
Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom,'great
cond $125 (863)763-4992
FORD BRONCO 111989, A/C &
Stereo, 2wd, standard trans.
GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs
& looks good, minor interior
cosmetics. $5000 or best
JEEP SAHARA: '99, 4x4, 4.0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110 Ok mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K,
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
AXELS (2) 2000 Ib w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100
for both, will sep.
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 or
best offer (863)634-7210
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $530. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
. book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988,
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
BID NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT
Adams Robinson Enterprises is seek-
ing bid proposals and quotes from
Minority and Women 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 P.M. Plans may be
viewed at Adams Robinson Enter-
prises, 919 West S.R. 436, Suite
O10, Atamonte Spdngs, FL; Central
Florda Builders Exchanges, 340 N.
Wymore Rd., Winter Park, FL; Reed
Construction Data, 30 Technolog
Pkwy S., Ste. 500, Norcross, GA
CDC Plan Room, 8810 Commodity
Circle Ste. 22, Orlando, FL; and
McGraw-Hill Construction Oodge
Plan Room, 5102 W. Laurel St.,
Ste. 500, Tampa, FL.
Submit written proposals until 1:00
P.M. Tuesday April 24, 2007, at
Adams Robinson Enterpises, 2735
Needmore Road, Dayton, OH
45414, Phone (937) 274-5318; Fax
205672 ON 4/19-23/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 367
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, FOR NEW
CHRISTOPHER MCKINNEY, el al,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5th day of April, 2007, and entered
in Case No. 2006 CA 367, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, FOR
NEW CENTURY is the Plaintiff and
CHRISTOPHER MCKINNEY; CHEVELA
MCKINNEY A/K/A CHEVELE
MCQUEEN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT(SP IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RO STREET JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, in
OKBECHOBEE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
,' rr,,: li. , j, ,:,1 I .I)1 'ii,
":.lorr- :1, 1ti'. h li l gai-': i l |'i' T. .t
LOT 17, BLOCK 13, OF BASSWOOD
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
"ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST RLE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
.-.. ]: I.:, (,ii l :.. fl ; t.| J .p.. ri,,
I. t,.]..u i '. rrl Ir .,- a OnI T ,i'i ,T 13T
er than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding Court Administration at
rearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
Datedthis 11th day of April, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
204439 ON 4/14,21/07
Okeechobee Family Health/ Healthy Start Coalition
Request for Proposals
2007-2008 Healthy Start Care Coordination Program
The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition invites all quali-
fied and interested parties wishing to provide Healthy Start Care Coordi-
nation services in Okeechobee County to submit proposals for
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.
A copy of the Request for Proposals which outlines responsibilities and
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
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