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Vol. 98No. 116


At a Glance


Bi-monthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, today
at 9 a.m., at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W
Second St.

Briefs

Lady Brahmans host
Archbishop, Friday
.The Lady Brahman softball
team will host Archbishop
McCarthy of Ft. Lauderdale in
the regional semi-final game Fri-
day night at Lady Brahman Field
beginning at 7 p.m. Spectators
must pay the $6 admission price
as the State Series funds are reg-
*ulated by the Florida High
School Athletic Association.
N.W 144th Ave.
to close temporarily
A- drainage pipe will be
replaced under N.W 144th
Avenue (East Grade) where it
joins N.W 240th St., forcing the
closure of N.W 144th Ave. to all
traffic on Wednesday, May 2,
from 9 a.m. until work is fin-
ished in the late afternoon.
For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Road
Department at (863) 763-3514.
Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.
Residents whose addresses
are even ntimbered 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.
County-wide i
i 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.

Drought Index
Current: 633
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurnBan: Countywide

Lake levels

9.78 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ...... 12-14
Comics . . . . . .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..... ..12
Obituaries . .. . ...3
Opinion . . ......4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............ .6
TV . . . . . . . .13
Weather ...........2.

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By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
Members of the Okeechobee
County School Board and the
Okeechobee County Education
Association Union # 1604 met
Wednesday to work out a teach-
ers' merit pay agreement for the
remaining five weeks of the school
year.


The school board had original-
ly approved the Special Teachers
are Rewarded (STAR) program at
a special meeting on Feb. 27, even
though the Okeechobee County
Education Association (OCEA),
the union that represents Okee-
chobee teachers, opposed the
plan.
The STAR program was a one-


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year bonus program established
by the state legislature.
The board approved the plan
because they were up against a
March 1 filing deadline. If the
county did not submit a proposal
for teachers' bonuses by that date,
the district stood to lose $368,000.
The legislature has since done
away with the STAR program.


military ball


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the Okeechobee High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard presented the colors dur-
ing the opening ceremony of their 2007 military ball at the O.H.S. cafeteria Saturday evening.

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Karen Saucier (left) and her husband, Colonel Lawrence Saucier (right), were in attendance
at Saturday evening's 2007 Jr. ROTC military ball held in the cafeteria of Okeechobee High
School. Col. Saucier is in charge of the Jr. ROTC program at the high school.


Youth plan fast

in war on poverty


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The youth at the Fountain of
Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St.,
are taking part in a world-wide
event through World Vision, a
Christian relief and development
organization dedicated to helping
children and their communities
reach their full potential by tack-
ling the causes of poverty.
According to their website,
World Vision is motivated by their
faith in Jesus. They serve the poor
- regardless of a person's reli-
gion, race, ethnicity or gender -
as a demonstration of God's
unconditional love for all people.
In 2005, 87 percent of World
Vision's total revenue was used to
directly benefit the poor.
The local youth will be partici-
pating in a 30-hour famine, which
is an international youth move-


ment to fight hunger.
Youth groups and other organ-
izations around the world will go
30 hours without food from Fri-
day, April 27, until Saturday, April
28. They will only drink juice and
water. The fast is held so that they
can have a real taste of what
hunger is like.
The youth at Fountain of Youth
Church will also be sleeping out-
side in the yard of their church in
boxes to experience the extreme
suffering that people go through
everyday.
Each youth will be asking for
sponsors in order to raise funds
that will be sent in to World
Vision, and put to work in areas
like Kenya, Sudan and the United
States.
According to the World Vision
website $1 will care and feed one
See Fast -Page 2


The union was represented by
its president, Candi Walker;
Camille Hudson, chief negotiator
for the union; and, Dianne Falvo,
Treasure Coast unit service direc-
tor.
The school board was repre-
sented by its attorney Tom Conely,
chief negotiator Sam Lee and
Assistant Superintendent of


UTs


Teacher merit pay plan OK'd


Stax


Schools Ken Kenworthy.
Following lengthy discussions
and side meetings, the board and
the union came to the following
agreement regarding perform-
ance pay for the remainder of the
2006-07 school year only.
The superintendent will
See Teachers Page 2


Agri-center



lease tops



county agenda


Commissioners
will discuss
pending ARC suit
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Details of the long discussed
lease of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center by the
Okeechobee County Cattle-
man's Association might finally
be worked out Thursday.
Most of the action items on
the agenda for the April 26
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners are routine and
uncontroversial.
The .more interesting items
are likely to come up during a 2
p.m. workshop to discuss
changes to land development
regulations, and a 5 p.m. work-
shop with the cattlemen to dis-


If you go
Who: Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, April 26,
Where: Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
cuss their possible leasing of
the agri-civic center.
Commissioners have' also
scheduled an 11:30 a.m. execu-
tive session to discuss pending
litigation against the Associa-
tion of Retarded Citizens
(ARC).
For several months, com-
missioners have been dis-
cussing leasing the agri-civic
center to the cattlemen's
group.
The proposed agreement to
be considered is for five con-
secutive annual periods of 26
days each. This time period is
See Lease Page 2


TRC issues


preliminary


approval to plat


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Technical Review Committee
(TRC) met Wednesday, April
25, and discussed an applica-
tion concerning the platting of
a new housing development
in the city limits. .
The city board also tabled'
the site plan review for the
Southern Trace development
at the developer's request.
The pre-application plat


review was submitted by
Asmussen Engineering on
behalf of applicant and prop-
erty owner RJ Remodeling
Enterprises, Inc. The develop-
ment concerns .7-acres locat-
ed at 417 S.E. Fifth St.
"It is a fairly minor plat of
only four lots. It does meet all
the requirements of the resi-
dential multifamily zoning dis-
trict," said City Planner Bill
Brisson.
See Project Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Fountain of Life Church youth group will fast for 30 hours this weekend to raise funds
to help children and their communities by tackling the causes of poverty and hunger. The
youth will sleep outside on the church lawn in boxes and go without food for 30 hours to
experience what real hunger Is like.


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2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 26,2007


Two women charged in brawl at club


Third woman tried
to break up fight,
was cut across face

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee women
have been arrested in connection
with a fight at a local club that
resulted with a third woman
reportedly being cut across her
face with an eyebrow archer as
she tried to keep the other two
women from fighting.
Britiny Chakyra Wright, 19,
N.E. 13th Ave., was arrested early
Sunday, April 22, by Detective
Rick Durfee of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
She was charged with the felony
of aggravated battery with a
firearm, and the misdemeanors of
battery and discharging a firearm


Lease

Continued From Page 1
designed to accommodate the
Speckled Perch Rodeo; the Labor
Day Rodeo; the Southeastern Cir-
cuit Finals; the Junior Finals
Rodeo; the High School Finals
Rodeo; and, two days that have
been set aside for miscellaneous
rodeo events.
Under the proposed agree-
ment the county would receive an
agreed upon percentage of all net
profits over a certain amount
each calendar year.
The cattlemen's association
would pay all utilities for the peri-
od of the lease.
The county would increase
seating capacity to 4,973 and
build two ticket booths at an esti-
mated cost of $475,000. The cat-
tlemen's association would pay
half the cost of these improve-
ments over a 10-year period at 6
percent interest.
The cattlemen would be
required to pay $50,000 upon exe-
cution of the agreement and


Project
Continued From Page 1
The planner's staff report
states that the requirements for
this residential multi-family dis-
trict have been met due to the
area of each lot being 7,125
square feet and the width being
50 feet.
The minimum lot area
allowed is 6,250 square feet
and the minimum width is 50
feet.
Loris Asmussen, of
Asmussen Engineering, pre-
sented a list of the surrounding
property owners to supplement
the file and to satisfy the
requirement to overview the
surrounding area as well. A
map of the area that indicates
the existing utilities was also
presented.
The water and sewer on the
development are bad so they
will be connecting to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
water and sewer lines which
are available, according to the
OUA Executive Director John
Hayford.
The TRC board approved
the review and it will now be
forwarded along with the
board's comments and con-
cerns by the general services
coordinator Betty Clement in
the form of a conditional plat
approval application and a
schedule of fees to the develop-
er.
This conditional plat
approval application, as well as
the final plat application, will
then go before the Okeechobee
City Council for consideration.


in public. Her bond was set at
$40,000.
Another woman, Ebony
Monique Robinson, 22, N.E. 16th
Ave., was arrested Tuesday, April
24, by Detective Durfee. She was
charged with aggravated battery.
She was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail in lieu of
$10,000 bond.
According to Detective Dur-
fee's arrest report, around 12:45
a.m. Sunday, Robinson and
Wright began to fight while in the
Jamaican Club, 600 block of N.E.
13th Ave. Naketa McQueen
attempted to separate them and
was cut across the right cheek. It
was later learned it was Robinson
who slashed Ms. McQueen with
an eyebrow archer, said the
detective's report.
An eyebrow archer is similar in
appearance to a toothbrush, but
with a razor in one end which is
used to trim and shape eyebrows.


$25,678.13 annually until the debt
is paid in full.
The afternoon workshop is
designed to update the county's
land development regulations
and comprehensive plan. This
will be the second of four sched-
uled workshops. The first work-
shop was held March 22 and dealt
with actual and perceived prob-
lems and areas of interest to do
research.
Thursday's workshop is
scheduled to discuss traffic issues,
as well as roads and drainage.
The staff is to report on progress
made in addressing problems
identified in the first workshop.
Commissioners will also be
revisiting the preliminary plat
approval request from the devel-
opers of The Ranch subdivision.
The proposed 202-lot subdivision
is located in the northeast corner
of the county.
Access to the subdivision origi-
nally was to have been via State
Road 60 in Indian River County.
There was no access from Okee-
chobee County. On Feb. 8, com-
missioners first considered the


The second item on the
agenda the multi-family
Southern Trace development
submitted by Steve Dobbs of
Rudd Jones P.E. and Associates
on behalf of applicant Curt
Lundberg and property owner
InSite Development Group -
was tabled at the request of the
developer.
However, Mr. Dobbs did go
before the committee to make
sure there were no additional
concerns that needed to be
addressed before next month's
meeting where they will be
able to have all their changes
accurately made on their site
plans in order to foster a better
chance for approval.
In order to reach the recre-
ational space requirement, the
developer will be removing one
of the buildings to accommo-
date a more centralized loca-
tion for the recreational space,
rather than dedicating the .8-
acre parcel located next to the
development as a recreational
space for the city as discussed
in a previous Planning Board
meeting.
Other concerns about this
development deal with traffic
issues.
Mr. Brisson told the board
that the submitted traffic analy-
sis is currently being reviewed
by their traffic analyzer.
This site plan review appli-
cation will be on the next TRC
agenda for Wednesday, May 23.
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states that Ms.
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scene and as he w
his car he heard


saw people running.
In his report he states that he
saw a woman raise her hand into
the air and then saw the muzzle
flash of a gun. As he ran up to the
girl, who was later identified as
Wright, he saw her hit another girl
in the head with the barrel of the
gun. That woman was later iden-
tified as Robinson.
Ebony Detective Durfee stated in his
Robinson report that he then pulled his duty
urfee's report weapon and ordered Wright to
McQueen was put her gun down but she again
ilerson Hospital hit Robinson in the head. He
where it took 72 yelled at her again, but a man
he wound. then jumped in front of him and
1:45 a.m., while into Wright. The force of him hit-
it's Plaza in his ting her caused Wright to drop the
detectivee Durfee Taurus .357 magnum, added the
,r OCSOn d ,e. detective's report.


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preliminary plat approval request.
At that time, the board did not
grant approval. They expressed
concern over the lack of access
from Okeechobee County and
how that would impact emer-
gency services.
Fort Drum Ventures, LLC the
property owner and applicant, is
securing an easement that will
allow access for emergency vehi-
cles through the adjoining proper-
ty on an existing road. This road
would be maintained by the
homeowners association. In addi-
tion, this road would provide
access for emergency vehicles to
the Florida Turnpike.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
present service awards to
qualifying employees;
consider abandoning a plat-
ted easement in Lark-Kee Lakes
subdivision.
consider granting final plat
approval to Sundance Trails
Ranch Replat No. I located on the
north side of N.E. 120th Street
near N.E. 56th Avenue;
proclaim July 28 to be the


Teachers

Continued From Page 1
request the school board to rescind
its previous action approving the
STAR performance pay plan;
If the board repeals its action
as stated above, the previously
approved Performance Based Pay
Plan will be reinstated for the 2006-
07 school year, with certain items
amended in the original agree-
ment.
The school board and the
union agree to work collaborative-
ly during the bargaining sessions of
the 2007/08 school year to present
a proposal that satisfies all require-
ments and criteria for a Merit
Award Program (MAP) plan in
accordance with Senate Bill 1226
(CS/CS/SB 1226). A committee
with equal representation from the
union and the board will develop a
proposed MAP plan to be present-
ed at some point during regular
contract negotiations. The pro-
posed MAP plan is subject to col-
lective bargaining between the par-
ties. It was agreed that MAP


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Continued From Page 1
child for one day; $30 will care
and feed one child for one month;
and, $360 will care and feed one.
child for an entire year.
This year, thousands of groups
in more than 21 countries, and
more than I million teens, will
unite with one goal in mind to
help children living in some of the
most deplorable conditions on
earth.
In 2006, World Vision raised


He then called an OCSO dis-
patcher and asked for help.
At this time, stated his report,
there were about 200 people
gathered around.


National Day of the American
Cowboy in Okeechobee County;
purchase two Ford pickups
for code compliance;
purchase two Ford pickups
for animal control;
approve a revision to the
library policy that would take into
account technology advances, the
creation of the Heartland Library
Cooperative and changes in mate-
rial and services available to
library patrons;
approve the Local Housing
Assistance Plan required to
administer the State Housing Imi-
tative Partnership (SHIP) program
for Okeechobee County for fiscal
years 2007/08 through 2009/10;
approve an exception to the
Local Housing Assistance Plan for
the total rehabilitation of Saleda
Allen's residence not to exceed
$26,420.
approve the revised develop-
ment proposal summary and
loan disbursement schedule for 0
Town Properties, LLC for the con-
struction of 40 affordable apart-
ments.


negotiations, although occurring
during the sarre time frame as reg-
ular contract negotiations, would
constitute a separate and distinct
set of negotiations.
Seventy-seven teachers
received performance pay last
year. Each teacher received
approximately $2,100. There are
no more than 96 eligible for the
bonus this year.
A big part of the deliberations
concerned the definition of learn-
ing gains, one of the prerequisites
to becoming eligible for the per-
formance pay.
The union also asked the board
to extend the deadline for applying
for the performance pay from May
1 to May 11 to give teachers time to
submit their applications.
The board agreed to immedi-
ately send copies of the proposed
changes to all the teachers in the
district for their review prior to a
ratification vote on May 3.
Regular contract negotiations
will begin in June.
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$11.6 million. The goal for 2007 is
$12 million. World Vision has
raised $6,249,352 so far in 2007. A
total of 17,359 children have been
fed and cared for so far this year.
To sponsor a member of the
Fountain of Life youth members,
send checks made payable to
World Vision to Fountain of Life
Church, P.O. Box 2438, Okee-
chobee, FL., 34973. For informa-
tion, contact Sue Ford between 7
and 9 p.m. at (863) 697-8031.
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reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


Community Events


Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second lim-
ited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be
the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school
1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who
purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament
numbers) and quantity please call one of the following members:
Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette
Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

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


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

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

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


News Briefs

Realtors establish scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will
be offering a scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime
local Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate.
All scholarship donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
For information call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-
0004.
Group providing animal rescue
OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee
is currently providing rescue, pick up and transport of sick, injured,
orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged to
give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.
Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee Christ-
ian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.
FAU offering business course
OKEECHOBEE Florida Atlantic University will offer a unique pro-
gram for individuals interested in starting or expanding their own small
businesses.
Participants in this hands-on course identify and develop necessary
business skills, scan the community for small business opportunities,
and prepare a business plan that includes a marketing plan and finan-
cial projections. This is an eight week course.
Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 until 9 p.m. Jim Lilly will be the
instructor for the course.
The cost of the program is $100, with $90 refunded upon comple-
tion of the course. The course will begin May 2 at the Holiday Inn
Express, 3101 U.S. 441 South.
For information or an application to participate in the program,
contact Jim Lilly at (863) 840-9923 between the hours of 8a.m. until 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Enrollment is limited to 12 per class.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15
mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s. The
wind will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to
around 5 mph after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Considerable cloudiness, with a slight chance of afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The
wind will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance
of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny, with the high in the mid 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the lower 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s.


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NES Tropicana Speech Contest winners

MEN%


ouubmintu priutus
North Elementary School held Its 2007 Troplcana Speech Contest Wednesday, April 18. The first
and second place winners from fourth and fifth grade will compete In the county contest on May
1 at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. Fourth grade winners are (in no particular order) are: First
place, Hannah Raulerson; second place, Lexi Ward; and, third place, Samantha Wine.


North Elementary School held Its 2007 Troplcana Speech Contest Wednesday, April 18.
Fifth grade winners are (in no particular order) are: First place, Caitlin Knight; second
place, Cody Walker; and, third place, Irfan Chaudhary.


Citizen information line



handles nearly 7000 calls


Callers seek info on
water restrictions,
how to report violators

West Palm Beach As part of
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's emergency drought
response, its citizen information
line was activated on March 20 and
has already handled 6,800 calls
from residents and businesses in
the 16-county region. More than
1,000 hours of staff time have been
dedicated to answering the calls.
"Our Citizen Information Line is
a prime example of responsive
government in action," said Carol
Ann Wehle, Executive Director of
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. "Our employees
respond to every caller, provide
detailed explanations of water
restrictions in their area, seek out
answers to complicated questions
and document all concerns that
need further follow-up."


The Citizen Information Line
number is 1-800-662-8876. Staffers
answer the phones Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some days have brought more
than 400 calls into the District.
Evening and weekend callers can
leave a message and, if needed,
request a return call during week-
day hours.
"Staff from almost every depart-
ment in the agency have lent their
expertise in the Citizen Information
Line," said Doris Urban, Citizen
Information Line Coordinator.
"With several million people
affected by water restrictions, we
take our responsibility for commu-
nication and education very seri-
ously."
"The District's nine regional
service centers are also answering
calls," added Julie Lyons, assistant
coordinator. "They provide an
added resource for reaching out to
local residents."
Staffers serving on the Citizen
Information Line report that calls


range from basic questions about
watering schedules, pressure
cleaning and how to report viola-
tors to more obscure inquiries
about cleaning septic tanks, using
soaker hoses, washing dogs and
horses and firefighting activities.
Email questions, numbering more
than 400 to date, address many of
the same topics. They are
answered by a separate staff within
the Department of Public Informa-
tion.
For those with computer
access, much of the requested
information can also be found
online at www.sfwmd.gov/con-
serve. Up-to-date information, fact
sheets, maps and frequently asked
questions are available there as
well as news of water restriction
changes that may be implemented
by the South Florida Water Man-
agement District Governing Board.
Until the drought emergency is
over and water restrictions are lift-
ed, the Citizen Information Line
will remain activated.


Submitted photo
Grace Christian Terrific Kids
Grace Christian School students honored as Terrific Kids by the Kiwanis: Students, (front
row, left to right) are: Kyle Entry, Jagger Gaucin, Leighanne Herrin, Jacey White, and Victoria
Hamby. Second row (left to right): Sebastian Dyals, Zac Kruske, Jakob Nelson, Emily Minton,
Brandon Entry, and Celeste Garcia. Third row (left to right) are: Kayla Caves, Kearstin Dor-
rance, Lia Keith, Christian White, and Sadie Marfil. Back row (left to right) are: Nathan Gib-
son, Bradley Sikorski, and Megan Stiller. Frank Irby represented the Kiwanis Club.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Robert Perez, 48, Miami Lake
Drive, Miami, was arrested April 18
by Robert Whitacre of the Florida
Department of Transportation on a
charge of possession of a
fake/fraudulent driver's license. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Ladislau Estrada, 55, Mosqui-
to Creek, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 22 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist
on a charge of possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.


Marco Valdes, 37, Mosquito
Creek, Okeechobee, was arrested
April 22 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on
a felony charge of possession of
cocaine, and a misdemeanor
charge of driving while license sus-
pended/revoked with knowledge.
His bond was set at $21,000.
Hivan R. Medrano, 21, S.E.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 23 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
driving while license suspended -
felony. His bond was set at $2,500.
Jeremy Lamont Jones, 19,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 23
by Deputy Mark Shireman on a
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set at
$25,000. He was also arrested by
Deputy Shireman on another war-
rant charging him with contempt
(failure to appear) arraignment


and driving while license suspend-
ed/revoked second offense. He is
being held without bond on these
charges.
Shawn Thomas Eckenwiler,
24, S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 24 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
felony charge of possession of a
controlled substance (Oxycotin),
and misdemeanor charges of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and
driving while license
suspended/revoked with knowl-
edge. His bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


E.A. Bottorff
E.A. Bottorff, 'Mr. Al', died April
24, 2007, at his home in Bassinger.
Mr. Bottorff was born in Amity, Mo.
and moved to Okeechobee in
1976, from West Palm Beach.
Prior to retirement, he was an
engineer, a project manager, and
finally owned and operated the
Bassinger Mall in Bassinger. He
was a 50 year member of the
Masonic Lodge and of the Order of


Eastern Star, a Staff Sergeant of the
U.S. Marine Corp serving during
World War II, the Korean War and
a Drill Instructor at the Marine Corp
Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Jean
Bottorff of Bassinger; daughter,
Jean Ann Rosenberg of Lake
Waukomis, Mo.; son, E. Allen Bot-
torff, II of Ft. Pierce; stepchildren,
Danny Butsch of Patagonia, Ariz.,
Ray Tucker of Ellijay, Ga. and Faye
Stephenson of Lakeland; 11 grand-


children; ten great-grandchildren;
and, one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his
children, Robert Allen and Janet
Lynn and his sister, Nina Lincoln.
A graveside service will be held
on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 4
p.m. at Bassinger Cemetery,
Bassinger with military honors.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral & Cre-
mation Service.


Submitted photo
NES student

earns points
Seymora Humphries, a first
grade student at North Ele-
mentary School, has
earned 100 points in the
Accelerated Reader (AR)
program. AR is a reading
incentive program where
students read books at
their grade level and take
tests to assure they com-
prehend what they read.
Most first grade books are
worth only 1/2 point, which
means that Seymore has
read 50 books or more.



Education

Briefs

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



A Thought To
Remember
0
"...and there is nothing new
under the sun." The above
quote is a tragic statement, yet
many people seem to be con-
stantly making it.
If a person is
living in such
monotony that
everything
that happens
is old and
"routine,"
then their life
must be most
miserable.
By Paul if we were
Buxton living in a
period of his-
tory of a thousand years ago,
this statement would have had
some meaning.
Man's greatest achievement of a
thousand years ago was the wheel, and
his greatest achievement 500 years later
was still the wheel. But within the last
twenty years, there have been thou-
sands of new and useful inventions,
and every single one of them has been
greater than the wheel.
A person today has at his
beckoning more new and excit-
ing things to see and experience
than he can possibly perform.
Someone said "Digest every
day -- break it apart in tiny bits.
Enjoy every moment."


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110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
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Officials change motor


vehicle license hours


TALLAHASSEE Lt. Governor
Jeff Kottkamp and Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)
Executive Director Electra Bustle
announced an additional day of
service and new office hours for
Driver License offices statewide
as part of DHSMV's overall cus-
tomer service campaign "Mak-
ing Changes That Matter To
You."
Beginning May 14, 2007, driv-
er license offices statewide will
be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
on Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
day and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday.
"Governor Crist and I applaud
Executive Director Bustle as the
department works to provide the
best customer service possible,"
said Lt. Governor Kottkamp.


"We look forward to the
changes, and believe the "Mak-
ing Changes That Matter To You"
campaign will go far to insure
that Floridians are being served
more efficiently."
"DHSMV remains committed
to the highest level of customer
service possible," said Executive
Director Bustle. "With our new
office hours and an extra day to
visit, doors will open to the pub-
lic for more hours, during the
times that they are most likely to
seek our services."
"Making Changes That Matter
to You" is DHSMV's new cam-
paign to address customers'
concerns and suggestions, while
better informing them of the
many convenient services we
provide.


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SCHOOL ZONES: I'd just like to say thank you to all the local police
officers who sit in the school zones in the mornings and write tickets.
It's so hard to believe that people don't have any respect for our chil-
dren. The speed limit is only 15 mph in a school zone. If running 15
mph is too slow for you, take a different route or leave your house ear-
lier to give yourselves time to get to where you need to be.

RR DEPOT: I don't think the trains bring very much to Okeechobee
but feed for the feed mills next to the track and maybe the fertilizer
plant. Amtrak seems to drop off or pick up a couple people per day,
they block the highway anyhow. In the old days they hauled out more
than they brought in when the timber and fishing industries were
going. I think trucks bring about everything else to Okeechobee these
days. We would probably be better off with some decent roads in the
county. I think Indiantown tried to save their depot several years ago
but the cost was too high and it may have been torn down. It would
take a box car load of money to restore one of those old stations and
bring it up to current building codes.

ATVs: I think the ATV problem is countywide. The Lazy 7 area has
a problem with ATVs on the.roads and on the air strip that is behind
Lazy 7 Sunset Airstrip. When they tear up the airstrip, they endan-
ger the planes that try to land there. I know deputies have been out
from time to time over the years. Certainly there are responsible ATV
owners who stay on their own property and supervise their children.
But there are too many kids who are allowed to ride around all over
the place with no adult supervision.

SUBJECTS: Three subjects from the March 25 paper: "all that is
necessary for evil is for good men to do nothing," I believe is how the
quote goes. With reference to no habitat and the wildlife habitat and
the cutting down of hedge rows, it broke my heart to see them cut the
palm trees down in the hedge rows in my neighborhood but it was
necessary because of the overhead power lines. Next subject -
reporting child abuse. If you see a child being abused you don't tell
somebody else to make the call. You make the call. You are the one
that witnessed it. You are the one. You don't ask a clerk to go call. You
have to do it yourself if necessary. And as far as the poor and the gay
issue, in'the holy Bible read Romans 1:22-32. That is where you get
your answers about gays and homosexuals. God does forgive if we
repent and change our ways and ask forgiveness.

HORSE: People of Buckhead Ridge, I am one of your citizens also
and my boy does have his horse back. We have enough room for our
horse. We have an acre-and-a-half and, by law, one acre per horse is
required. At the same time, the stall is 50 feet from the water's edge.
As far as lime is concerned, I do not own nor ever have owned a bag
of lime. I do not use it. I do invite everybody that has concerns about
my 12-year-old son's horse to come to my house and inspect for
smell, rats or anything else. If you live around a swamp you are going
to have rats. If you live in a city, you are going to have rats. Come and
inspect, please.

MS. PRESIDENT: To the person who said "I sure would hate to see
a woman president of the United States," I would like to know why. Is
it because the men have done such a wonderful job? Not.

SOCIAL SECURITY: I see in the Okeechobee News where Social
Security is supposed to go broke about the year 2041. One of the
cures for this ailment would be for the federal government to repay us
for all the money they have stolen out of the Social Security fund. That
would keep us going for a long time.

COMPLAINING: This is for Buckhead Ridge. What a joy watching
the beautiful horse back at its home. Maybe it is a 4-H or FFA project.
Natural fertilizer, manure, is very good for vegetable and flower gar-
dens. Ask the family for free samples. Lawn fertilizer and pesticides
pollute more than one horse. Stop complaining Mr. and Mrs. Buck-
head Ridge. Please tidy up your own area and stop your petty jeal-
ousy.

WOMAN PRESIDENT: About that comment that a woman should-
n't be president: first of all, don't brag on your Republican leader
because it would take a special edition of the Okeechobee News to
publish all his lies. And by the way, don't women have rights too?

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Letters to the Editor


Thanks for
the support
On behalf of the City of Okee-
chobee, I would like to take this
opportunity to say thank you to
everyone that attended and par-
ticipated in the ceremony the City
held this past Saturday for the
renaming of W Fifth Avenue back
to Osceola.
If it was not for the continued
assistance and support from the
citizens, businesses and organiza-
tions of our community, several of
the events the City has each year
would not be such a success. It is


so nice to be able to pick up the
phone and call someone -- tell
them what you need and they
step up to assist with no objec-
tion. Okeechobee is very unique
in this way always willing and
wanting to be a part of the activi-
ties going on in their community
because they care.
This past Saturday, April 21,
was a prime example of our com-
munity turning out to assist. The
City held the event for the renam-
ing ceremony. We wanted this to
be considered a pre-celebration
event for the Seminole Tribe of
Florida, Inc.'s 50th anniversary
coming up in August.


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical 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 military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
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 relationships.
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) 763-0202.
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.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 209 SW. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The group
is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Mopika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8
p.m.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 7p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This 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.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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 Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
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.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life. The
public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For information,
contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.


The following list is the individ-
uals, businesses and organiza-
tions that stepped up to help
make the event the great success
that it was:
Communities in Schools, Jill
Rogers; Joe Dan Osceola, ambas-
sador for STOF; David Stokes
Music Entertainment; Lawanna
Osceola-Niles, STOF; First United
Methodist Church; Jimmie Scott
Osceola, STOF; Judge William
Hendry; Waste Management,
Chris Hickman; Betty Williamson,
Okeechobee Historical Society;
Reliable Port-o-Lets, Shelby Dun-
son; Okeechobee News, Chauna
Aguilar; C.J. Rodriguez, Antique


Dust Collector; Seminole Tribe of
Florida; Rafael Pacheco, Cre-
ations in Photographia; Moses
Osceola, president and vice chair-
man STOF; WOKC Radio, Billy
Dean; Andrew Bowers, Brighton
Representative STOF; City of
Okeechobee Council members
and employees.
Thanks again to each and
everyone that gave back to our
community for this event. Your
participation is truly appreciation
by the City of Okeechobee.
Lydia Jean Williams,
member
Okeechobee City Council


Community Events

OHS hosting Festival of the Arts
The Language Arts and Fine Arts departments of Okeechobee
High School will be hosting the 2007 Festival of the Arts on
Thursday, April 26, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the high school, 2800
U.S. 441 N. Students from grades 10 through 12 have submitted
entries in various categories for judging, with the results to be
displayed on Thursday. Activities for the evening include: fine
arts entries and displays in the cafeteria from 6 until 8 p.m.; lan-
guage arts entries and displays in the Academic Center (Library)
from 6 until 8 p.m.; winter guard, majorettes and soloist per-
formances in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. drama per-
formances in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.; and, and performance
in the band room at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Annual Agri-Council meeting is April 27
The 17th annual meeting of the Okeechobee Area Agri-Coun-
cil 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 Flori-
da Farm Bureau. He will speak on the subject of Agriculture and
TMDLs. Please RSVP to (863) 763-5586.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Fri-
day, April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium, and is open to mid-
dle through high school-aged students. Students must present
their student ID in order to attend. The first 300 students who
present their student ID will be admitted. There will be three
bands performing The Eighth Hour Romance, Adoration and
Redneck Rampage snacks and giveaways.

Trust Quartet in concert Saturday
Trust Quartet, singing Gaither style in four-part harmony, is
scheduled to perform in concert on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
at Bethel Worship Center (formerly Bethel Assembly of God),
1109 S.E. Seventh St. For information, call (863) 467-0060.

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 I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Donna Carman, executive director, Indiantown Non-prof-
it 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 Hous-
ing at (772) 597-3667.

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

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

Children's Ranch plans final yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
final yard sales a $3 bag sale on Thursday and Friday, May 3
and 4. We are no longer accepting donated yard sale items.
Thank you for helping make this year a success. For information,
call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting at Beef O'Brady's, in the meeting room, on
Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Please note that the meeting is sched-
uled one week earlier than usual. Agenda items include discus-
sion of the association's plans for participation in the Memorial
Day Bike Rally. For information call (863) 6069.

VFW hosting Loyalty Day
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold Loy-
alty Day on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in honor of our
fellow Americans. Everyone is welcome. For information, call
(863) 763-2308.

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 Okee-
chobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must
be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course
material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program.
AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors age 55 and
over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your
three-year discount upon completion of the class. For informa-
tion, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.





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Bobby Spelts (right) was named MVP at the Brahman ten-
nis team's end-of-season banquet Tuesday evening at
Michael's Restaurant. He received his award from boys'
tennis coach Dave Ellis (left).


Corey White (right) received the prestigious Brahman
award from boys' tennis coach Dave Ellis Tuesday evening
at Michael's Restaurant. Both the boys' and girls' teams
got together to celebrate the end of a successful season.


OHS tennis teams


end their season


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman and Lady Brah-
man tennis teams celebrated the
end of a great season Tuesday
evening at Michael's Restaurant.
The boys' team finished fourth in,
the district tournament. Their
final season record was 10-6.
Bobby Spelts received the MVP
award. Corey White took home
the prestigious Brahman award.
The girls' team finished third
in the Treasure Lake Conference
district tournament. They won
three of seven divisions. In sin-
gles competition, two of the
Lady Brahmans had wins in sin-


gles competition: Jami Fadley
with a 6-0, 6-1 win and Kari
Berger.with a 6-4, 36, (6-1). In
doubles competition Fadley and
Berger teamed up to win 6-3, 6-
4.
The girls' team ended the sea-
son with a 12-4 record.
Rina Boswell was presented
with the Brahman award. Jami
Fadley received the MVP with a
17-0 record in singles and dou-
bles competition.
Both coaches, Dave Ellis for
the boys and Jay Huffman for
the girls, had nothing but praise
for the hard-working teams.
They are already looking for-
ward to next season.


The Lady Brahman softball
team defeated Rockledge 9-1 in
the first game of regional compe-
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Brahman softball field.
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senior Kelci Breaux. Breaux was


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Paige Arnold, Elizabeth Barragon,
Daiana Fonseca, Kimberly Futch,
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Rosalee Keogh, head coach and
Roger Jones, assistant coach.
The girls are now done for this
season, but are already looking
forward to next year.


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AMERICAN LEGION
POST #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-2950.
American Legion Post #64 is open
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9
p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serving a
regular menu. The hours of operation
are: Monday, and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 3 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big screen
TV. Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered. David
Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is from
4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m.
until 5 p.m. draft beer $1
Bar bingo will be held each Mon-
day starting at 1 p.m., and on.Thursday
nights beginning at 6 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests.
Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be from 4
until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Legion
steak dinner will be held on the third
Sunday of each month from 3 until 6
p.m. for a $10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will be
entertainment from 5 until 8 p.m.
AM-VETS #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regu-
lar informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Johnny
Patton at (863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am. Contact the Post at 467-2882 for
information.
EAGLES AERIES #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at 9983
U.S. 441 N. For information on events,
call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at 6 p.m.; Aeries at7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music at
7p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.


OKEECHOBEE
LODGE #237
The Okeechobee Ma
S is located at 107 J.W. F
information about he clu
call Matt Buxton at (863) 3
The Masonic Lodg
meetings on the second
Monday of each month s
p.m.


Saturday, May 12: sporting clay
shoot at Quail Creek Plantation. Call
Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for infor-
mation and applications.
ORDER OF THE EASTERN
STAR CHAPTER #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.
B.H.R. MOOSE LODGE
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's phone
number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday bingo at noon.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game you
wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the
Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night starting
at7 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p,m. there will be
music for dancing. Call to see who is
playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 5 until ?. Call for the menu.
Sunday karaoke from 5:30 until
9:30 p.m..
Saturday, April 28: karaoke at 8
p.m.
MOOSE FAMILY CENTER #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 150 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. The lodge opens weekdays at
10 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. For
information and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954. Guests are
invited to enjoy the activities and con-
sider membership. The main hall and
kitchen are nearly completed. The next
step will be to install the kitchen equip-
ment.
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second and
fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are the
first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First and
Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Horseshoes Thursday and Sun-
day at2 p.m.
Free pool games, Sunday at 2
p.m.
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for $3
donation.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m. Food is
served.
Dinners each Saturday at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation, with music to
dance by at 7 p.m.
Moose Races Saturday at 2 p.m.
VFW POST #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St., Events are
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763-0818 for information or write the
MASONIC Post at RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon Mon-
asonic Lodge day through Sunday.
Fifth Ave. For Monday through Thursday:
b and events, happy hourfrom 4 until 6p.im.
357-9992. Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
)e holds their Washer toss every Tuesday start-
d and fourth ing at 1 p.m. Food will be available.
tarting at 7:30 Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for


members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
10p.m.
Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 4 until 6 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be avail-
able.
Sunday: dinner will be available
from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving for
100 percent. For information, contact
the quartermaster at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW POST #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Post opens at noon, Monday through
Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary,
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets.
Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information, contact Comman-
der Don South at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
VFW POST #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on
Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy
of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
at7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the sched-
ule of events.
Saturday, May 5: Loyalty Day to
honor our fellow Americans beginning
at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

OKEECHOBEE SHRINE CLUB
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the first
and third Thursday of each month at 8
p.m. The club is also available for wed-
dings and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.


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The first place winner of the VFW karaoke contest was Lynsay Masters, a teacher at Semi-
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Lynsay Masters wins




VFW karoke contest


After four weeks of very stiff
competition, the North Post VFW
held the finals of the karaoke con-
test on Saturday, April 21. We had
a great turnout. All four of the con-
testants in the finals sang great
songs. Each contestant sang three
songs. The first place winner was
Lynsay Masters, a teacher at Semi-
nole Elementary. In second place
was Janet Allshouse. In third place
was Ashley Williams and in fourth
place was Gerry Harmon. The
judges for the finals were Billy
Dean from WOKC; Johnny B, an
entertainer with 50 years in the
music industry; and, Tim


Knowles, a blues band entertainer
and instrument teacher. The con-
test ran about one and a half
hours with the judges' score
counting as three quarters of the
total score and audience applause
counting as one quarter of the
score. First and second place were
only separated by 10 points. Third
and fourth place were separated
by two points.
The winner, Lynsay Masters,
received $300 in cash (thank you
again to Troy and Mary Ann of the
Country Cooler for adding an
additional $100 at the last minute),
the first place trophy, and a record-


ing session at Crown Custom
Sound and Recording.
A special thank you goes out to
all Our judges (15 in all throughout
the contest) and especially to all of
the sponsors. The sponsors were
WOKC, VFW Post 4423, Crown
Custom Sound and Recording,
Country Cooler Drive-Thru, and
George Dukes who helped pro-
vide the trophies for the first, sec-
ond, and third place winners. The
audiences for all five weeks of the
contest were a big help to the win-
ners and are greatly appreciated
by the VFW. Thanks again to all
who were involved in anyway.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April
20, through Thursday, April 26,
are as follows:
Theatre 1 -"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
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Disturbia" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and -7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Health Briefs


Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863)
763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the


cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.


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struggling Americans who are
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million people nationwide, and
256,175 right here in Florida, but
millions of additional people
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In Las Vegas, the PPA's national
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002

BLUE LOCK BAG, vicinity of
Golden Corral or Los Cocas.
(863)697-9816
DS LITE- Black, Tues April 17
@ LaBelle Middle School.
Call w/info (863)675-2896.
$40. REWARD (LaBelle)
PIT BULLS (2) Males, 1 Solid
White. Very friendly! Lost in
vic. of "The Prairie". $500
Reward! 9'41'i444 .
Need a few mope bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.

CURR DOG, 14 months old,
female. Free to good home.
863-634-6948 Iv. msg.
GERBILS: 3, 6 mo. old babies.
Cute. All black. Free to
homes. (863)261-1153
KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good' homes.
(863)675-7963
KITTENS- (4) to good homes
(863)634-5796
MIXED LAB PUPPIES (8): 5
weeks old, 5 females, 3
males, all black. Free to good
homes only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES, Mixed breed, will be
large dogs, 8 weeks old, to
good homes only.
(863)675-7963
SOFA- Queen Sleeper. Excel-
lent condition.
(863)675-3960 LaBelle area


Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 NE 3rd Ave.
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HIRING COOKS
up to $15.00/hr.
Immediate openings
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S Parrot Ave.
DFWP
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Ranch Division has an
immediate opening for
the following position:
RANCH HANDS
Must have own tack and
saddle, experience helpful.
Applications accepted
Monday Friday,
8am to 3:30pm
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
ANEOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Workplace
RECEPTIONIST: Excellent
communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @ Adron
Fence 2762 NW 4th St.,Okee.
Sales
REALTORS NEEDED FOR
NEW OFFICE EXPANSION!
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
We Offer:
-70/30 split
No desk fees
No transaction fees
MLS from Vero to Key West
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Treasure Coast, Inc.
(772)288-1900


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F i., April 27 &28.
8:00 am 3:00 pm.
2226 SE 31st Street.
Three-family sale.
Something for everyone.


OKEECHOBEE: Fr, ,& 3,
April 27 & 28. 8 am until.
500 SE 8th Ave.
Very large yard sale.
Something for everyone!
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OKEECHOBEE- MOVING SALE
Sat, April 28th, 10am-?, 310
NE 4th Ave.BR Suite, Stereo
system, HH items, garage
items, HUGE heated Iguana
cage.




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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
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rience a plus. Motivated, &
reliable. Fax resume to
863)763-1510 or drop it at
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for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-261-1565
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698


Beauty Supplies 525
Bicr les 530
BLa & Magazines 535
Building Materials54
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Gasswa, Et. 560
Clothi 565
Colna mps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
MDrapes, Unm Fabrcs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items' 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 686
Pets/Suppllees/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Poots & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 8695
Sewg Machinees 700
Spart Goodes 7o05
Streo Equkomwat 710
Televiion/Radle 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Gaies 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
(2) 5K BTU & (1)10K BTU.
All like brand new! $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284


MINI REFRIGERATOR: Like
new. $50.863-467-7721


CHEST FREEZER: Sears, 5 cu-
bic ft. Asking $75 or best of-
fer. (863)885-1026
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
RANGE, GE: Electric, White,
Like new. $150.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822'
WASHER/DRYER, Sears HE,
electric, white, front loaders,
2 yrs. old, like new, $600.
(863)763-8338



YARD SHED: 8x12, Wooden,
$500.(863)801-9266


FOLDING BIKE: New tires &
tubes. Exc cond. $55 or best
offer. 863-675-2596 or cell
863-234-9691.
MEN'S BIKE: 26". $20.
863-946-3622


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



ALUMINUM PANS (32), 10ft.,
with panels & styrofoam.
$200 (863)763-3451
GALVANIZED RIDGED ROLLS,
(2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
for both. (863)763-5762
GUTTER, Extruded, aluminum,
3x4, 2 pieces, 23'2" & 22'7",
for patio, good shape. $65
(863)467-0007
HEADER, Alum., self mating,
2x6, 52ft., used, good
shape, for patios. $100 firm.
(863)467-0007
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266
-PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

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Gutters, Inc.

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Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
bouncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep. (863)673-2726


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
WEDDING DRESS- Size 14,
white w/silver beading. $250
or best offer (863)634-6601


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potty chairs, $400 will sell



MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
$25.863-634-4540
MICROWAVE OVEN: Tappan,
1100 watts, with turn table,
like new condition. $35.
863-763-6069


NECKLACE & BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
ft bag pouches & oxes.
300. Firm. (772)461-8822


HAMPTON BAY CEILING FANS
(2), 1 with lights, 5 blades,
gold w/wood blades. $50
neg. (863)467-6548


DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635


CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299
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
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645


WEDDING DRESS, Size 6,
Strapless, Organza Silk
w/pearls & sequins. $500.
S(863)697-1486


GOLD PIECE, 1904P $20
VF/XF, $1000. or best offer.
(863)234-3470


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
neg. (863)467-0627
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $550. 863-467-1958


-ALL IN ONE PRINTER, Fax,
scanner, etc. Exc. cond. Lex-
mark. $50 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 after 6pm
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
DELL LAPTOP- IBM Think
Pad, CD & DVD Rom. Wire-
less card. $200. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7598
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XR wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158



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


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


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175. 863-824-0945
BANQUET TABLES (2): 5 x 8.
$300 .for.both or will separ-
ate. 863-467-1953
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
863-634-4540
BED: King size, excellent con-
.dition. $300 or best offer.
863-675-1410
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's.-$400 (863)763-6507
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 Iv. msg.
COUCH & CHAIR: Leather,
cream colored. $100.
863-763-5876
CURIO CABINET- wooded, an-
tique, $100 or best offer
(863)675-1410
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
White washed, fits 27" tv,
with glass & wood doors.
$60 (863)467-6548
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic, $189.
(561)351-9085
OKEE MOVING SALE: LR, Ent
Ctr, DR, BR, access., TV's
VCR's, DVD's, $25-$700 per
item (270)617-1556
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241
VANITY SET, Vanity, stool &
mirror. Excellent condition.
$50 (863)983-7011


GOLF SETS (2): $55 for both
or will sell separately. Call
863-946-3622


PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $700
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964


HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
(863)983-4940
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PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.
(863)467-7017


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR:
$100. 863-447-3409



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
Ii. ,a"ia,'JII'i of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only 1000luj w,.357-5988
MOBILITY LIFT, Trustlift Ram,
550 Ibs max capacity,
$3860 new, asking $1850
(863)467-0755
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.
$350 (863)467-0755


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127
TRIM A BRAKE II- Van Mark
T850, 8%2'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$350.. (863)763-5373


CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUMS, Ludwig, professional,
5 piece, 5 symbols, double
base pedal, steel driven.
$2400 neg. (863)697-6132
ORGAN, Hammond, lots of
features. You haul. $100
(863)675-1,116
PIANO, Kimball, marvelous
sound, excellent condition,
walnut color, $875
(863)599-0774
PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co.
with bench, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-2746


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


BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Clewiston
FISH- 10", Algae eating Ple-
costomus Great help in keep-
ing your Irg. aquarium or pond
clean. $25. (863)763-1997
FISH TANK, 10 gallon, com-
plete w/filter & pump. $30
(863)763-8792
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS-
asking $300, ready to go
(863)675-2781
GOLDEN RETRIEVER, female,
14 wks old, all shots, $300.
(863)634-3758
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
(863)763-8367
MINI DACHSHUND- Male, red,
Reg, w/cage, toys and ac-
cessories, asking $600 or
best offer(863)673-3076
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 mos
old, 2 males. $175 each.
(863)673-2314
RED BONE COON HOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$400 each. (863)467-4149
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 for all.
(863)675-2541
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
(863)673-6829
SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
males, parents on premises.
Will be ready on 4/30. $700
each.(863)228-7230
YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males.
Will be ready May 5. $500.
(863)467-4337


HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $300.
863-673-1981
HOT TUB: Seats 5-6 people,
needs heating element. $250
or best offer. 63-228-7230


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


KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
Revolution. $50.
(863)675-2136
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I General Contr


I







14 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 26, 2007


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


ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VCR MOVIES, war, horror, ac-
tion & comedy, $250 will sell
separately. (863)465-9470
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all,
863-467-0987


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

Agriculture

I III = 1

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



FINDERS FEE $500 for lo-
cating "Tiger", a gelding,
black w/brown accents,
small white mark on fore-
head, ,i:,ii inii:,n # tattooed
inside upper lip. Was sold in
Lake Park to Okeechobee
buyer in 1987. Call
772-562-1472.
MARE: 12 yrs old, western,
$850 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE, Good condition,
brown leather, $125
(863)599-0774
SUNDOWNER '03, 4-horse,
living quarters trailer, like
new. Too many options to
list. $38,000 (863)697-0497



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
GARDEN TRACTOR: Sears,
with mower deck..Old &
need carb work. Many old
parts. $100. 863-763-1182
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- '01, John
Deere SX-85. 13 hp, 30" cut,
Looks & runs great. $400.
Call Joe (863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222


Z-TURN MOWER- Cub Cadet,
only 9 mos old, asking
$3000 (863)697-6222




READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

( o wonder newspaper
readers ore more popular!



HEADSTALL, & breast collar,
with Swarovski crystals &
cow hyde, paid $500, asking
$250 (863)697-0497


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent9'20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR efficiency
or 2BR apt. In town, fur-
nished, no pets. $685/mo +
util. 1st& sec. (863)634-0322



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


BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1350/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1200. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
(772)873-2784
SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean .& Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TOWN- 2br/2ba, W/D, porch,
lawn serve. Pets considered.
Non smkg. envi. $800. mo.
+ Sec. (941)504-3954
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345



OFFICE SPACE
in Okeechobee Courthouse
area, Approx900 sq ft.
Call (863)357-8303


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq'
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent'pd to be used to-
wards down pymt. Reducing
price to $179,100.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba Apt. New
wood patio fence. 2 story.
Alum. roof. Carpet & tile.
$79,000.863-697-2462


Lee County, GA
212 acres, great location,
good neighbors, excellent
hunting/homesite tract,
3/4 mile road frontage,
$3100 per acre. Call
(407)383-3153.


Mobile Homes



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




AXLES (5) & WHEELS (1.0),
From 14x70 FEMA 2005
trailer, $200 this week.
(941)575-7618



BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1100/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Floridla room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smikg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Ref's required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
*$1000/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561}767-6112



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,-
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369


PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000. 863-357-1784
STUART- 1-2 br, 12'x47',
10'x27' add. 10'x20' deck.
9'x14' pool. New appl
$18,000. (772)219-4164

Recreation



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



ANGLER '82, 21ff, walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
$5,300 (561)670-3636
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass,
center console, 1j5hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer.
$2500 (863)467-4149
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90
Johnson, Top, Trolling
otor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
BOAT: 17.6 it, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)228-2622 .
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long
$30. (863)675-8760
CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
cessories. $300
(863)763-2076
GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1900 neg. 863-697-9704
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trlr,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Ivms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
Sw/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON BOAT- '04, Sun-
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
-.than 100 hrs. Merc 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
Http://www.anthom.com/
suntracker. $26,000. Neg.
(772)408-6528
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firm! (863)357-6709
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. $10,000.
neg (863)983-7835


CAMPER, 32', good shape,
aluminum roof, $1200.
(863)697-1493
CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass,
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy
F/S P/U 8 ft. bed. Pewter col-
or. $400 (863)946-0863
FOR SALE BY OWNER: P'r-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! Only pulled 600
mi: Paid $50,000+ will
Sacrifice price. Must see to
appreciate. Call for appoint-
ment. 863-763-6677 Day,
863-467-0603 Evqning or
863-634-8732 Cell.


MOTOR HOME: 2002,Class A,
25k mi, w/ warranty & many
extras. Must see to appreciate!
$49,500. 863-467-1206
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1br
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318


TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Cost $475 new.
Asking $300. 863-697-9704



WATER SKIS: 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks
good! $2500. Cash... Trade ?
(239)357-6889 LaBelle area
HONDA SHADOW 750- '04,
Excellent condition, 2K mi.,
Red, $4500. (863)357-1343.
HONDA VTX: '02, 1800 cc's,
"low miles, king / queen seats
& saddlebags. Exc shape.
$7900 neg. 812-9987-2669
SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992
Runs great. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-2974
XR250R K&N 96- air filter,
good tires, new chain &
sprockets, runs good $600
(203)290-1220
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
kin /queen seat, great on gas!!
$2400 neg. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA 1982: 1100 cc's,
good condition. $1350 nego-
tiable. 812-987-2669
YAMAHA 97- elec, new batter-
ies, garage kept, many ex-
tras $1350 (863)824-2280



DIRT BIKE, '100 cc, Great 1st
bike! $400. (863)824-0402
for more info.
GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450.863-216-9905
SUZUKI OZARK,250.'05--runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005'
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or-will sep.
Call (863)357-7075


Automobiles



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



BUICK LESABRE '98, Needs
work,-some body damage,
runs good, newparts' $2000
(863)357-2413/447-6424
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.
(863)634-7325/467-9557
CHRYSLER SEBRING: '98,
JXI, convertible, loaded, excel-
lent condition, white, 80k mi.
$7500 neg. 863-467-5286
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-7914
FORD MUSTANG GT 1995,
Great body & interior.
$1800. or will part out.
(863)674-0467',
HONDA CIVIC '01, 4 door,
70k, a/c, tinted windows,
one owner. $8000
(863)467-5784
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best
offer. (863)467-7721
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,
Mint condition, runs great'
$33000 or best offer.
(863)634-8865
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS:
1995; 4.6L, V8, exc power
train, a/c, new ball joints &
-more, $1975.863-465-8135
OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K
mi., Cruise, P/W, P/L. Lock
wire hub caps 5 almost. New
tires $700. (863)763-6079

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747 -
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is,
$1000. Call for info
772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401.
VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
door, in LaBelle, sacrifice
price $950 (239)297-3270


CHEVY PICK-UP, '55, Cadillac
500 cc engine & transmis-
sion. Lots of rust. Asking
$1250. (863)467-4328



Ford Dump Truck'91
Tri Axle $10,000
Ford F700 '92, Diesel. $5,000
(863)697-2032
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
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs clutch,-otherwise,
rtrns good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
DODGE PICKUP: 2000, Quad
cab, short bed, excellent
condition. $11,500 neg.
863-674-9073 or 843-0277
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
j23)633-7173AskforSam
damage on front. $4500.



AIR CONDITION UNIT: For
1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler,
Complete. $260.
(863)763-0944
HARD TOPPER: For 6 Ft. Pick
Up. $100. (863)824-0402


CARPET- Ford factory, out of a
'07 Ford F350 crew cab.
Charcoal. Perfect condition.
$400. (863)697-0328
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
From 1993 Grand Am. $400.
Call 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371'
JEEP BRA--black, with Jeep
logo sewn in, with square
headlights. $50
(863)801-4635
MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand
new, Goodyear. $150.
(863)801-4283
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
fer. (863)824-0735
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200..'
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
15. $1200.863-216-9905
WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2
driver & 2 rears. Aloco. Hub
piloted. $650.
(863)528-4444


CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
.to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
$12,500. (863)805-2877
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
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
(863)674-0342
FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au-
to. Cold A/C, LWB, 113K mi.
$4000. (239)633-7173 Ask
for Sam
GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81-
1Oft, recent carb, start-.
er/clutch. Run/drives good.
$1000 neg (203)290-1220
TRUCK BED RAILS- New in
box. Nasta, Stainless, Fits
'99-Up Chevy Silverado. 6.5'
bed. $150. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from
Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom, great
cond $125 (863)763-4992


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




JEEP SAHARA: 99, 4-4, 4-0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110 Ok mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
8000. 561-261-6629
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K,
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee


I Puli Notice


AXELS (2) 2000 lb w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100
for both, will sep.
(863)763-8518/447-1042
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 or
best offer. (8.63)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: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$500. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON MAY 11, 2007 ATe9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND -STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1984 Ford F-250 Truck
VIN#1FTEF25H7ENA85380
1997 Ford Aerostar Van
VIN#I1FMCA11UXVZB92575
2004 Nlssan Sendra
VIN#3N1CB51D24L903543
1996 Nlssan Sentra
VIN#1N4AB41D1TC802427
TERMS OF SAL E CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
.RESERVES THE RIGHT OFFNAL'ID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLO "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
206448 ON 4/26/07
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenoe,.Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 11th day of May 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1997 Gold Jeop Grand Cherokee
1J4FX58S7VC742498
1989 White Merun Cougar
1MEPM6046KH639883
Terms of sale arecash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees. -I
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CA-364
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff
..VS.
PATRICIA E. WALTERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA E. WALTERS;
UNKNOWN PERSON(S)IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
HESTER ALUMINUM, INC.;
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
SFinal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 10,2007, and entered In Case
No. 2006-CA-364, of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit In and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. NOVA-
STAR MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and
PATRICIA E. WALTERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA E. WALTERS;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
HESTER ALUMINUM, INC.; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at 11:00
a.m., on the 10th day of May, 2007,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 10, BLOCK 2, REVISED PLAT OF
WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CUR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A i ;.',: irtl l.I T ;, I, i, ;, 'ed iht f :i ur-
plu.: I.jm i r,, i r i a r oni [r.3.1
the property owner as of the date of
the Pis pendens must file a claim with
60 days afterthe sale.
Dated this 24th day of April, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
By: Linda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
This notice Is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No.
(941) 335"2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 1TOD); If you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
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Community Events


LOST event benefits Rotary scholarship fund
Rotary's fourth annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
ride-run-walk will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning and ending
at the Scott Driver boat ramp, S.R. 78 W. Welcome and orientation
will begin at 7 a.m. For those who make their reservations on or
before May 7, they will receive a registration package (goodie bag
and T-shirt) for a registration fee of $20 for adults, and $15 for chil-
dren 10 and under. To register only, the cost will be: adults, $10, chil-
dren (10 and under) $5. For those registrations received after May 7,
the cost will be: adults, $15, children (10 and under) $10. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Okeechobee Rotary scholarship fund and
Martha's House. Make checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-
Walk and mail registrations to Jim McInnes at Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3101.

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

OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 91 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.


Special parent meetings on the Internet planned
Okeechobee County Schools will be hosting two parent nights to
discuss Internet safety for students. We will be discussing what par-
ents can do to help keep their children safe while on the internet.
Cyber-bullying and online predators will be discussed as well as
popular social sites. The first night of the program will be Tuesday,
May 8. The program will start at 6:30 p.m., and is for parents whose
children are of middle school or high school age. The second night
will be Wednesday, May 9. The program will start at 6:30 p.m., is for
parents whose children are of elementary school age. Both meet-
ings will be held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. For information, contact Shawna May at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 298. Due to the topics that will be discussed, we are asking that
only parents (adults) attend these meetings. The meetings are open
to all interested parties.


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.

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

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

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


www.splintpro.eom; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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

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

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

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863)
763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

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

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


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
consideration.
Written sealed proposals shall be accepted at the Coalition office until
4:00 PM, Eastern time Monday, May 7, 2007, 575 SW 28th Street,
Dkeechobee, FL 34974.
A copy of the Request tfor 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,
[8630462-5877.
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