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Vol. 98 No. 117


Friday, April 27, 2007


Inside

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
-For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be dosed
due to lowwater levels.
The locks will remain closed
until the water levels come
backup.
Lady Brahmans host
Archbishop, tonight
The Lady Brahman softball
team will host Archbishop
_WrCathy of Ft. Lauderdale in
the regional semni-final game
Friday night at Lady Brahman
Field beginning at 7 p.m. Spec-
tators must pay the $6 admis-
Ssion price as the State Series
funds are regulated by the Flori-
da High School Athletic Associ-
ation.
N.W 144thAve.
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.


Drought Index
Current: 636
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.85 feet






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

Index
Classifieds ........ 9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........9.
Obituaries..... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ 5
TV ..... . . .....10
Weather . . . . . .2
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County gives OK to The Ranch


Preliminary OK
paves way for
new subdivision

Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday, April 26,
meeting the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
gave preliminary plat approval to a
type of subdivision that is new to
Okeechobee County.


The proposed 202-lot subdivi-
sion called The Ranch is located in
the extreme northeast corner of
the county. However, access to the
subdivision originally was to have
been via State Road 60 in Indian
River County. There was no access
from Okeechobee County.
On Feb. 8, commissioners first
considered the preliminary plat
approval request. At that time, the
board expressed concern about
school buses going outside the
county as well as access to the
subdivision by emergency service


vehicles.
The proposed subdivision will
be geared toward equestrian activ-
ities with several practice polo
fields and riding trails. The entire
property is about 2,800 acres.
Most lots are a minimum of 100
acres.
Each lot will front an internal
road system that will be built by
the developer and maintained by
the homeowners' association. .
County planning official Bill
Royce told the commissioners that
the school board will declare the


Big Brothers Big Sisters: Inspire children's lives


S : Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okeechobee held their official kick-off luncheon at the Unit-
ed Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 25, where their Okeechobee advisory board
members gathered to spread the word about Big Brother Big Sisters to the community.
Attending (back row-left to right) were: (back row) CEO Judi Miller, Nick Blount, Regina
Hamrick, Karen Smith and Sharon Vinson; (middle row, left to right) Kristy Crawford,
Jenny Pung and Okeechobee Case Manager Kelly Owens; (front row, left to right) Gay
Carlton and Pat O'Connor.

"Bigs" sought for 1-on-i mentoring


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Big Brothers Big Sisters, a one-
to-one youth mentoring pro-
gram that has been shown to
have significant and positive
impact on the lives of children,
has been brought to Okee-
chobee.
Big Brothers Big Sisters held
their kick-off luncheon Wednes-
day, April 25, at noon at the Unit-
ed Methodist Church. Their cam-
paign to find a sufficient volume
of volunteers and support was
continued at the Kiwanis Club
meeting on Thursday, April 26, at
the Village Square Restaurant.
It doesn't take any special
skills or education to become a
'Big', as they call it. It just takes a
caring heart. To become a volun-
teer one must only be able to
donate one hour of time every


week to read to their 'Little'.
This can be done one hour
during one regular school day or
two 30-minute intervals on two
days during the school week.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters
currently serve students at Semi-
nole Elementary School (SES)
Prior to Wednesday's luncheon,.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okee-
chobee had seven mentors, with
other matches in the works.
As a result of the luncheon
they now have an additional 11
mentors who have signed up to
participate in the Big Brothers Big
Sisters.
The process of becoming a
mentor takes time to complete
and requires first and foremost a
love for reading and children.
From the administrative aspect
the Big Brothers Big Sisters
agency requires a volunteer to be
at least 16 years of age. They


must also have an interview with
the case manager and back-
ground check that includes finger
printing.
This process, which is now
mandated by federal law for peo-
ple who work anywhere on a
school campus, has been a
requirement of the Big Brothers
Big Sisters agency for many years
as a way to protect the 'Littles'
that they serve.
The program they are current-
ly working under is the Jump into...
Reading Program, which isi used
with students in kindergarten
through second grade. This pro-
gram promotes literacy and a
love of reading. It also strives to
build confidence in children dur-
ing the most important and
impressionable years.
The Okeechobee Big Brothers

See Mentors Page 2


subdivision a non-transportation
area. This means they will not be
required to provide bus service in
the subdivision. Students would
have to be transported by other
means to a site in the county for
bus pickup.
Dolf Kahle of Fort Drum Ven-
tures, LCC, the developer of The
Ranch, reported to the board that
the access issue has been
resolved. An easement agreement
is being reached with an adjoining
property owner.
In addition to allowing emer-


agency service vehicles access to
the subdivision, it will also give
them access to the Florida Turn-
pike.
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue is responsible for responding
to accidents on a specified stretch
of the turnpike.
The homeowners association
will be responsible for mainte-
nance of the road.
Mr. Kahle said his development
would be high quality and will cre-
See Ranch-Page 2


Lake levels




improve




fish habitat


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
The ongoing South Florida
drought has made fishing on.
Lake Okeechobee difficult. But
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission officials
remain hopeful that the low
water levels could help the big
lake's fisheries.
"Right now fishing is limited
to the few areas anglers can get


to," said Steve Gornak, FWC
fisheries biologist.
He said most fishermen on
the lake this time of year are
local residents who are familiar
with the lake and are cautious
about navigating the low water
levels.
As they did during the 2000
drought, wildlife officials are
taking advantage of the low
See Habitat -Page 2


Man charged in



theft of beer, $1


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has
been booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail in connec-
tion with the alleged theft of a
six-pack of beer and a little
more than $1 in cash.
Bryain Ray Box, 34, is
charged with armed robbery
with a deadly weapon. He was
booked into the county jail
Tuesday, April 24, under a bond
of $75,000.
Box was arrested on an
Okeechobee County warrant
while in the Manatee County
Jail. He has been returned to
Okeechobee County.
According to Detective Rick
Durfee, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Box apparently hit a pedestrian
in the back of the head with
some sort of stick and robbed
him of a six-pack of beer, a $1
bill and some change. He also


took the man's wallet, said the
detective.
Around 10:20 p.m. on Jan.
10, Daniel
Harmon, 44,
walked to a
convenience
store on U.S.
441 S.E.
where he
purchased a
six-pack of
beer. As he
Brain was walking
Boxin home he
eBox heard some-
thing in the bushes in the area of
U.S. 41 S.E. and S.E. 38th Ave.
As he turned onto S.E. 38th
Ave., he was hit in the head with
such a force that his left ear was
ripped in half, said the detective.
The ear has since been re-
attached.
"He hit him one time across
the back of the head and he
See Theft Page 2


Students hear living history


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Osceola Middle School (OMS)
students got a living history les-
son on Wednesday, April 25.
"When you leave here, you
will have a personal connection
with the Holocaust," said teacher
Magi Cable in her introduction of
Alex Moskovic.
Mr. Moskovic is a survivor of
the Holocaust the systematic
destruction of over 6 million
European Jews and other groups
by the Nazis before and during
World War II.
"This must not happen again,"
Mr. Moskovic said of the Holo-
caust.
He said it is important for him
to keep telling his story so that
history would not repeat itself.
"The more people know
about the Holocaust, the less like-
ly it will happen again," he told
the students. "We have to choose
forgiveness, choose life. We have
to have an antidote to violence."


Mr. Moskovic urged students
to use kindness, compassion and
to be an example of how to be a
good person.
"Do not use intolerance," he
added.
Mr. Moskovic also called for a
moment of silence in memory of
slain students and faculty at Vir-
ginia Tech.
"An event like that today, in
2007, should not happen," he
said.
He recalled the slain Virginia
Tech professor who, like him,
was a Holocaust survivor. Profes-
sor Leviu Librescu blocked the
door from the approaching gun-
man so his students could escape
by jumping out windows.
Mr. Moskovic was born in
Sobrance, a small town in the
Slovak Republic, in 1931. When
he was 13 years old he was sent
with his family by truck to a brick
factory where they lived and
worked for about six weeks.
Then his family, along with
hundreds of other families, were


crowded into cattle cars and
shipped to the Nazi concentra-
tion camp Auschwitz-Burkinau.
Their only toilet for the three-day
trip was a bucket in the corner
behind a hanging blanket.
When the train arrived at the
concentration camp, he was sep-
arated from his two brothers and
his parents. He never saw his
mother again.
He said that some people feel
the Holocaust is only an issue for
Jewish people. He pointed to a
display that contained variations
of the Star of David, which the
Jewish people were required to
wear. There were also different
colored triangles with letters in
the center. The letters represent-
ed the country where the people
had lived. The particular color
signified why they were in the
concentration camp.
Red triangles were worn by
political prisoners. Black triangles
were worn by gypsies. Green tri-
See History Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Holocaust survivor Alex Moskovic points to emblems
Identifying different groups that were detained in con-
centration camps. He told students at Osceola Middle
School on Wednesday, April 25, about his experiences.
Mr. Moskovic believes that retelling his story will help
prevent such a disastrous event from reoccurring.


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Mentors

Continued From Page 1
Big Sisters agency's goal is to have
25 volunteer mentors by the end of
the 2006-07 school year. They also
want to begin serving an additional
school in the 2007-08 school year,
and raise that number of volunteer
mentors to 50.
They are currently working with
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper, who has recom-
mended North Elementary School
for the next school to implement
the program.
Mary Hurley, assistant superin-
tendent for instruction in the Okee-
chobee County school system,
spoke on behalf of the system in
their approach that early interven-
tion is the absolute key to helping
children learn to read.
Mrs. Hurley shared a statistic
which states that a student who
enters the fourth grade reading
below grade level has an increased
likelihood of not completing high
school.
This fact shows the importance
of this program that allows chil-
dren to build vocabulary, compre-
hension, relationships and learn by
the example of their mentor.
"It is our vision to get this pro-
gram into all of our elementary
schools," said Ms. Hurley.
SES principal Teri Dixon spoke
of several of the "Littles" that attend
her school and their thoughts
about their "Bigs".
The most heart wrenching story
concerned a potential "Little" that
is waiting for their match who
asked Mrs. Dixon: "When is it
going to be my turn?"
Okeechobee County School


Ranch

Continued From Page 1
ate a high tax base. He predicted
that the development would gener-
ate a million dollars in taxes to the
county, and to the school district.
Mr. Kahle said cattle would con-
tinue to graze on the conservation
areas, and the houses will use
authentic old Florida architecture.
He went on to say that no coun-
ty money will be used for roads,
water or sewer.
"Gentlemen, this is a wonderful
project," he told commissioners.
"We look forward to making
Okeechobee County very proud."
In response to Commissioner
Elvie Posey's question, Mr. Kahle


Habitat

Continued From Page 1
water levels to improve the fish
habitat around the edge of the
lake.
"Hopefully when the water
comes back up, we'll have the
right kind of vegetation in the
spawning areas," he explained.
The state plans to spend-$2.5 mil-
lion on lake enhancement proj-
ects, he said.
Currently, projects are under
way at Cody's Cove and in the
area of Eagle Bay to remove the
build up of organic matter. This
will allow the seed banks under
the sand to regenerate.
"When the water comes back
up, we'll be looking for growth of
eelgrass and peppergrass, and for
the bulrushes to expand back
out," he said.
On Thursday, the level of Lake
Okeechobee was at 9.85 feet
above sea level. The record low of
8.97 feet was set during the 2001
drought.


History
Continued From Page 1
angles were worn in one camp
by people who worked in an air-
plane factory. Jehovah's Wit-
nesses wore purple triangles.
There were even pink triangles
for homosexuals.
Mr. Moskovic said there were
two groups of people that did
not wear the triangles -- the
mentally and physically handi-
capped. He said people in those
groups were immediately killed
when they were brought to the
concentration camps. So there
was no need for them to have a
distinguishing triangle.
The people were not called
by a name. They were assigned a
number to dehumanize them.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The president-elect of the Kiwanis of Okeechobee Jim
Vensel (right) and the other members of Kiwanis heard from
Kelly Owens (left), case manager for Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters of Okeechobee, concerning their newly organized pro-
gram at Seminole Elementary School. The program encour-
ages heightened reading skills and self confidence in stu-
dents attending kindergarten, first and second grades.


Board member Kelly Owens is the
Okeechobee case manager for Big
Brothers Big Sisters. They have
assembled a board of 10 local indi-
viduals of various backgrounds.
Nick Blount, Matt Buxton, Gay
Carlton, Kristy Crawford, Regina
Hamrick, Allan Klotsche, Pat
O'Connor, Jenny Pung, Karen
Smith and Sharon Vinson are the
current Okeechobee advisory
board for the program.
Judi Miller, whose offices are in
Fort Pierce, is the CEO over area
Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in
the counties of Okeechobee, St.


said the majority of the property
will not be homesteaded. That is,
most-of the houses ill be second
homes.
The board unanimously grant-
ed preliminary plat approval.
Turning to another matter, com-
missioners approved a library poli-
cy that would take into account
technology advances, the creation
of the Heartland Library Coopera-
tive and changes in material and
services available to library
patrons. Librarian Margo Taylor
said document she was presenting
was a compilation of library poli-
cies currently in practice.
At 11:30 a.m., the board went
into executive session to discuss
legal strategies concerning the law-
suit against the Association of
Retarded Persons (ARC).


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
On Thursday, Lake Okee-
chobee was at 9.85 feet. The
water level has dropped so,
low that the concrete fish
habitat "reef balls" at the end
of the Lock 7 Pier are almost
completely out of the water.
The reef balls were placed in
the lake when water levels
were so high the natural veg-
etation along the lake shores
died, leaving no vegetative
cover for the young fish.


Mr. Moskovic still has his num-
ber tattooed on his left forearm.
Mr. Moskovic said with most
men serving in the military, Ger-
many was left without people to
work in the factories. So they
resorted to slave labor. Each
concentration camp was located
near a factory.
He was sent to a barracks for
boys. Conditions were extremely
unsanitary. In order to get tem-
porary relief from the lice that
infested their clothing, they
would bury their clothing. The
lice would be forced to leave the
clothing to search for air. Once
they were gone, the prisoners
would dig up the clothes and
wear them.
Fourteen boys pulled a large
wagon to each camp and gath-
ered garbage and cleaned
latrines.


Lucie and Indian River. The pro-
gram director for the Jump into
Reading program is Melodee
Daniello, who also works with the
tri-county area.
Mrs. Owens told Kiwanis mem-
bers that their current advisory
board has been very active in
assisting with the duties involved
with starting this program by
actively recruiting and participating
with promotional events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters also rec-
ognized current volunteers Pam
Harwas, Alan Schwartz, Glenda
.Phillips, Shelly Batton, Michele


In other action, the board:
4 abandoned a platted drainage
easement in Lar-Kee Lakes subdi-
vision and moved it to the southern
edge of the property;
granted final plat approval to
Sundance Trails Ranch Replat No.
1 located on the north side of N.E.
120th Street near N.E. 56th Avenue;
purchased two Ford pickups
for code compliance at a cost of
$24,983 from Okeechobee Motor
Company;
purchased two Ford pickups
for animal control at a cost of
$24,460 from Okeechobee Ford
Motor company;
approved the Local Housing
Assistance Plan required to admin-
ister the State Housing Imitative


Theft

Continued From Page 1
went down," said Detective Dur-
fee.
The detective said there was a
large pool of blood at the scene
and something else footprints.
Assuming the role of a tracker,
Detective Durfee began to follow
the prints in the sandy shoulder of
the highway.
His arrest report states that the
tracks led him to a mobile home
just off U.S. 441 S.E. When the
detective entered the home he
spoke with Box's roommate, who
then gave the detective permission
to look in the refrigerator. When
Detective Durfee opened the
refrigerator he found a six-pack
plastic ring beer holder, with three
cans of beer missing, stated his
report.
The roommate reportedly told
the detective he had no idea how
the beer got there because he had
been asleep and the beer wasn't
there when he went to bed.
The detective also learned from
OCSO Sergeant Clif Gill that this


They subsisted on a meager
ration of soup and bread.
"It wasn't a very happy time
of my life," Mr. Moskovic said in
huge understatement.
With the Soviet army
approaching Birkenau in the
winter of 1945, Mr. Moskovic and
thousands of other prisoners
were forced to march to Glei-
witz, Poland. It was during this
march that he was reunited with
his father and older brother.
However, none of his immediate
family survived the Holocaust.
In January of 1945 the prison-
ers were loaded into open coal
cars and sent to Buchenwald,
Germany.
On April 11, 1945, Buchen-
wald was liberated by General
George Patton's forces.
Mr. Moskovic could not han-
dle regular food and was put on


Thompson, Regina Hamrick and
Bennet Yeilding for their dedication
to the program.
During 1992 and 1993 a study
was done that looked at 959 boys
and girls ages 10 to 16 that
were participants in the Big Broth-
ers Big Sisters agencies in Phoenix,
Ariz.; Wichita, Kans.; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Rochester, N.Y; Columbus,
Ohio; Philadelphia, Penn.; and
Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
The results of this study con-
cluded that 46 percent of these stu-
dents were less likely to begin
using illegal drugs; 27 percent were
less likely to begin using alcohol;
52 percent were less likely to skip
school; 37 percent were less likely
to skip a class; 64 percent were
more likely to develop high levels
of self-confidence; and, 33 percent
were less likely to hit someone.
For additional information
about the Big Brothers Big Sisters
agency, contact Kelly Owens at
(863) 763-1669; or, call Big Broth-
ers Big Sisters at (863) 824-BBBS
(2227), or (772) 466-8535.
In other Kiwanis business, they
will be holding their prayer day
next Thursday, May 3, at noon at
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St. Kiwa-
nis members are encouraged to
meet at the United Methodist
Church at 10 a.m. to prepare the
lunches for the prayer day.
On Thursday, May 10, their
weekly meeting will be held at the
Sports Complex with the Key Club
and the Builder's Club for Appreci-
ation Day with the teachers and Dr.
Cooper.
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Partnership (SHIP) program, for
Okeechobee County for fiscal years
2007/08 through 2009/10;
approved an exception to the
Local Housing Assistance Plan for
the total rehabilitation of Saleda
Allen's residence not to exceed
$26,420;
ratified emergency septic sys-
tem replacement in the amount of
$6,845 for SaledaAllen; and,
approved the revised develop-
ment proposal summary and loan
disbursement schedule for 0 Town
Properties, LLC, for the construc-
tion of 40 affordable apartments.
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was the residence of Box, and that
he had been there earlier that night
to arrest Box on a charge of crimi-
nal mischief.
The man had reportedly bro-
ken out a window at his girlfriend's
home.
The OCSO detective's report
states that he returned to the area
where Mr. Harmon had been
attacked and a search of the area
turned up the man's brown wallet.
The wallet had apparently been
thrown over a chain link fence.
Pieces of identification found in
the wallet confirmed that it
belonged to Mr. Harmon, contin-
ued the report.
The report goes on to state that
a few days after the alleged inci-
dent, the detective viewed a securi-
ty tape from the convenience store
and there was no record of Box
being in the store or buying beer.
The detective's report goes on
to state that by the time he had
concluded his investigation and
obtained an arrest warrant for
Box, the construction worker was
being held in the Manatee County
Jail on similar charges.


a special diet with vitamins. He
was 14 at the time and weighed
about 60 pounds.
After regaining his health, he
was allowed to go home. It took
him about two months traveling
by train, foot and horse cart to
get back to his home town.
There he learned that out of his
extended family of 41, he was
the only survivor.
On July 3, 1946, he arrived in
the United States to live with his
uncle. For 30 years he was a post
production editor for ABC
Sports. He received 10 Emmys
for his work.
Mr. Moskovic now lives in
Hobe Sound.

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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the mid 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 evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The wind will be
from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the southwest around 5
mph after midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with the high in the upper 80s. The wind will
be from the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the southeast 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon.
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Tuesday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s.
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OKEECHOBEE Florida Atlantic University will offer a unique pro-
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Healthy Start Coalition seeks proposals
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
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and selection criteria can be obtained until 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at
the coalition office.
SFWMD hosting public meeting
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management District's
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Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until noon on the second floor of the
Bank of America building, 205 N. Parrott Ave.
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using .the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and
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EES is proud to announce students of the week for April 23-27. The following students are
achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students are: Freddy Romero; Alexus
Eastman; and, Mea Creech. First grade students are: Xavier Serrano; Brooklyn Shatzer;
Skyelynn Berry; Nathanael Nicoll; Malcolm Willimas; and, Colton Leppert. Second grade
students are: Richard Spiess; Rosalio Elias; Alex Ortiz; and, Laura Jimenez. Third grade
students: Marissa Faison; and, Brandon Koebernik. Fourth grade students are: Francisco
Hernandez; Carmela Olivares; Jacob Smith; Francisco Compton; and, Miguel Valdez. Fifth
grade students are: Chayse Harrell; Jose Tagle; Steven Alvarez; and, Christina Rojas.
Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


Florida CFO Sink issues consumer alert


TALLAHASSEE Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink is urging
consumers and agents to avoid any
annuity transactions with Ten-
nessee-based National Foundation
of American (NFOA), which is
operating in Florida without
authority, and immediately contact
the Department of Financial Ser-
vices' consumer helpline.
"We advisg&lorida consumers
,to never conduct insurance or
financial business with any entity
not authorized to do business in
'this state, and we have made it easy


for them to check on any agent or
company through our website,"
said CFO Sink, who oversees the
department. "We stand ready to
assist consumers with any ques-
tions or concerns they may have."
To verify licensure, ask a ques-
tion or file a complaint, consumers
can log on to the department's
website at www.fldfs.com or call
the department's Consumer
Helpline at 1-800-342-2762.
Insurance Commissioner Kevin
McCarty, who oversees the Office
of Insurance Regulation (OIR), has


ordered NFOA to cease all activities
in Florida and with Florida con-
sumers because it is not authorized
to operate in Florida. The company
promotes itself in Florida and other
states as a charitable organization,
but investigators are unable to con-
firm that the company is registered
with the Internal Revenue Service
as a charitable organization, nor
have they been able to confirm reg-
istration with the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
NFOA is soliciting Florida con-


sumers with existing annuities and
offering allegedly tax-favored
monthly payments in exchange for
the transfer of their annuities to
NFOA. CFO Sink said the depart-
ment wants consumers and agents
currently working with NFOA to
call to help investigators determine
the extent of NFOA's operations.
One insurance company has
reported that in Florida alone it has
more than $4 million in annuities
where ownership has been trans-
ferred or is pending transfer to
NFOA.


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).
Keith Mathew Ritchie, 35,
Riacta Avenue, Brooksville, was
arrested April 24 by Deputy T.
Stevens of the Osceola County
Sheriff's Office on charges of carry-
ing a concealed weapon, posses-
sion of a weapon by a convicted
felon, resisting arrest without vio-
lence, fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer and driving
while license suspended. He was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail and held without bond.
He has since been returned to
Osceola County.
*Saul Rayon, 32, N.E. 64th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 24
by Deputy G. Popovich on a war-
rant charging him with the felony
of driving while license suspended
- habitual offender. His bond was
.set at $500.
Franklin Anthony Brown, 37,
N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 24 by Deputy
Sergeant J. Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging


him with amended violation of pro-
bation driving while license sus-
pended. He is being held without
bond.
Michael Lee Henderson, 34,
N.W. Second Terrace, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 24 by
Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with the felony of fleeing and
attempting to elude a law enforce-
ment officer. His bond was set at
$2,500.
*Joseph Morgan, 24, N.E. 11th
St., Okeechobee, .was arrested
April 24 by DOC's Mac L. Jonas-
saint on a charge of violation of
community control. His bond was
set at $10,000.
Kenneth Burton McQueen,
23, N.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 24 by Deputy
Harold Hancock on a warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation criminal mischief and vio-
lation of probation aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. He is
being held without bond.
Tommy Luke Stokes, 39, N.W.
30th Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 24 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with fourth
amended violation of probation -
armed trespass on property. He is
being held without bond.
Luis Antonio Juarez, 30, N.W
35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-


ed April 24 by Deputy Susan Morri-
son on a felony charge of aggravat-
ed assault and a misdemeanor
charge of domestic battery. His
bond was set at $3,500.
Tyler J. Willis, 27, S.E. 42nd
Place, Okeechobee, was arrested
April 24 by Deputy P Massung on a
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation attaching an
unassigned tag, violation of proba-
tion driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge, violation
of probation driving under the
influence and violation of proba-
tion possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams. He is being held
without bond.
Delaneo Pryor, 19, S.E. 43rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested by
Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with third amended violation
of probation possession of
cocaine with intent to sell (three
counts), third amended violation of
probation sale or delivery of a
controlled substance and third
amended violation of probation -
sale of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
Heather Marie Carroll, 19, S.E.
59th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 25 by Deputy A.
Kibler on a charge of child neglect.
She was released on her own
recognizance.
Michael Justin Porter, 23, N.W


Obituaries


Carl Garvin, Sr.
Carl Garvin, Sr., born March
17, 1924, in Okeechobee to the
late Charlie and Carrie Garvin,
died Friday, April 20, 2007. He has
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 83 years. Mr. Garvin was a
World War II veteran, served in
the United States Navy, a member
of the American Legion, and an
active member of Mt. Olive Bap-
tist Church where he served as a
Trustee until his health began to
fail.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, and two sisters, Vir-
ginia Robinson and Betty Collins.
Mr. Garvin is survived by
devoted son and daughter-in-law
Carl and Rose Garvin, Jr. of Okee-
chobee; brothers, Ernest (Shirley)
Garvin of Ft. Pierce and Thomas
Kearney of Ft. Lauderdale; sister,
Charlie Mae Wright of Gifford;
;special companion and friend,
Bertha Tolbert; favorite cousin,
Faye (Ernest) Blair; special friend


and caretakers, Mary Thomas and
Regana Agnew; long time friends,
Ernest Kenty, Altha Johnson and
Godson Brian Inman, all of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Regina
Garvin of West Palm Beach, Traci
(Charles) Nelson, Carlos (Mimi)
Garvin, Carlina (Michael) Ferrell
of Tallahassee, Ellis (Shantelle)
Smith of Hollywood, Sonia
(Dwight) Downie and Tammy
(Jermaine) Wright of Okee-
chobee; and a host of other
grandchildren, great-grandchil-
dren, cousins, nephews, nieces,
and friends.
Visitation for Carl Garvin, Sr.
will be held Friday, April 27, 2007,
from 5 until 7 p.m. at Mount Olive
Baptist Church, 1057 N.E,. 14th
Ave. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, April 28, 2007, at noon
at First Missionary Baptist Church,
811 N.W. 9th St.
Services are entrusted to
Camel Funeral Home of Belle
Glade.


Ruth L. Flint
Ruth L. Flint, 78 of Okeechobee
and formerly of Ft. Myers, died
Thursday, April. 26, 2007, at the
Hamrick Home Hospice in Okee-
chobee. Born March 14, 1929, in
Ft. Myers, she had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past five
years. She enjoyed fishing, sewing,
gardening and the outdoors.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Clyde Flint; brother, Carl
Hedlin and sister, Edith Thomas.
Mrs. Flint is survived by three
sons; Clyde (Susan) Flint of Okee-
chobee,, Paul (Marion) Flint of
Saltillo, Texas and Daniel
(Natasha) Fling of Lake Wales; sis-
ter, Ida Mae Flint of Lehigh Acres.
Graveside services are sched-
uled for Monday, April 30, 2007, at
11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery
with Noel Chandler officiating.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


92nd Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 25 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation resisting arrest
with violence. His bond was set at
$5,000.
William Earl Hardman, 18,
S.R. 78 W, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 25 by Deputy Corpo-
ral S. Green on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
robbery. He was released on his
own recognizance.
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.


A Thought TO
SRemlember

"Believe you can and you
can!"
These are very difficult words
to believe when the future looks
impossible. How unbelievable
they may
appear, they
are true.
The man
who held the
record for
running a
mile held it
for 37 years.
By Paul "He is the
Buxton fastest man.
alive," every-
one said. One day a young mant
by the name of Roger Bannister
broke the record. He cut almost
11 seconds off the record, and
ran the mile in four minutes flat.
Why? Because he believed he
could. Even Bannister's record
has been broken -- and it will
continue to be broken, because
there is always someone who
believes he can do it.
This is true in almost every
facet of life. Believe in yours,
your family, your friend and you
will see the records broken
through your faith.



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SOCIAL SECURITY: I read in the paper that in 2041 social security
will be depleted and 2019 Medicare will be exhausted. I think the
problem will be easily solved by pulling all the troops home from all
over the world. Then, just let congress write some billion dollar
checks like they have been writing for the war and pay back Social
Security and Medicare what they owe it. Then, put congress on the
same Medicare plan we are on.

DON'T POINT FINGERS: Attention Buckhead Ridge residents,
especially the Lake Drive, Jordan Loop and Court, and Ramp Drive
areas. Why do you complain about a horse when you have neigh-
bors that take their dogs for walks and let them do their business on
the other residents' lawns and never use a pooper scooper to pick it
up? There are people here who have invested money and time plant-
ing flowers and trees to help make their area more eye appealing.
Also in this same area there are those who run businesses from their
homes. They have back hoes, tractors, trailers, lawn services and
such. These pieces of equipment tear up our street surfaces and we
have just recently got it resurfaced. Take a good look in your own
backyard before you start pointing fingers. The horse is a temporary
item but these businesses have been going on for several years.
When does all this stop? What ever happened to people respecting
their neighbors' rights? There are dogs in our neighborhood that
bark constantly. You can't even sit on your screened porch or enjoy
the outside without yelping dogs. There are four-wheelers racing
through the streets. I didn't know we were the park in this area.

TRANSPORTATION: I am a disabled veteran. I ride the VA van to
the VA hospital in West Palm Beach several times a year. After receiv-
ing treatment at the hospital, I usually go outside to wait for the
return trip to Okeechobee and talk with other patients. I see all these
vans and mini-buses loading and unloading patients from other cities
and counties. Most all of them have a lift and space for handicapped
patients in wheelchairs and scooters. Yes, scooters. I dare say the
number of patients running around the halls and in examining
rooms in scooters has more than doubled in the last year. I suppose
Okeechobee is fortunate that it has too few handicapped veterans in
wheelchairs needing treatment to have a van equipped to handle
wheelchairs. Or is it? Would more veterans seek treatment if trans-
portation was made available to them? Surely, if someone from the
many veterans' organizations in Okeechobee County would start a
drive to obtain a van or minibus the communitywould support it.

DEPOT: I have watched that depot since moving here almost 16
years ago. I used to think it would make a great 24/7 coffee shop and
you could sell the tickets for the train and the bus that used to stop
here. Of course, I thought the building on the opposite side of Fifth
Avenue from the Boardwalk Building would be great if it were reno-
vated and called Park Place, maybe make it a comedy club Park
Place Comedy Club right in the center of downtown Okeechobee.
The small town I came from had a depot which sat as Okeechobee's
does empty for years after the train ceased to stop. It has quite a his-
tory of different uses. It was a shoe shop, barber/beauty shop, book
emporium and nightclub/lounge among other things over the
years. The last I heard it was an auto dealership. It is a shame when a
building that holds a lot of local history sits and deteriorates.

CODES: I wanted to respond to the person regarding the horse in
Buckhead Ridge that was in the April 24 Speak Out. I understand
where you are coming from. We have neighbors across the canal
from us that have their garbage stacked in their patio and yard
because they do not put it out for pickup. The weeds are over 2 feet
tall and other empty lots in the neighborhood are filled with rotting
boats, campers, trash, etc. There is a home on another street with
chickens in their yard. It seems that only a few homeowners are
interested in keeping their property neat and increasing the value.
Last week, I called the zoning board regarding a structure that is
being built that does not meet the specified setbacks and goes
against the restrictions on our deed. They told me they do not
enforce deed restrictions. If I want to do anything about it, I have to
take them to court. My question is, and I am sure yours is also, what
is the use of having restrictions and codes if you are not going to
enforce them? I think the Glades County Commissioners ate too
busy inventing new ways to increase taxes and decrease services to
worry about enforcing the codes and restrictions that are already in
place.

WATER: I can't quite grasp how any impact fee is going to be of
any use when the next 10-year drought cycle comes around again.
We are going through enough water restrictions, even with the
northerners leaving, so what will it be like in 10 years with even more
construction? I think we have to face it, Okeechobee can only grow
so big with the current water table.

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Shattered dream
This is to the thief who stole my
pocketbook in front of the Handy
Convenience Store on U.S. 441 at
Charles Harvey Highway on Mon-
day, April 16, about 4 p.m.
For less than $100 the following
was the result of your actions:
1. I1 have a serious medical con-
dition and am on disability. I now
have to replace all my medical
information, Medicare and
Humana card that I carried in my
wallet. In my pocketbook was also
my diabetic test kit, which is need-
ed frequently.
2. I immediately cancelled my
present bank account and debit
card. Seacoast Bank made that
process easy. I have to open a new
account and Social Security will
have to be notified to change my
automatic deposit of my disability
check to a new account hopeful-
ly, with no delay. And I will have to
purchase new checks.
3. Next, canceling credit cards
was not so easy. It took hours of
punching in numbers, listening for
options and finally getting a human
to speak with. Some were sympa-
thetic and helpful others tried to
sell me stuff while they had me on
the phone, and still others were
rude in what was a very stressful
situation for me.


4. I contacted the three credit
report companies to put an alert on
my records which will require
more security questions should
anyone try to open additional cred-
it under my name.
5. Today I will be getting a
replacement driver's license and
Social Security card.
6. I1 will have to get replacement
cards for all my memberships to
various businesses: BJ's, Sam's
Club, Costco, videos, food stores,
as well as club memberships,
library, etc.
7. There were personal items in
my pocketbook. Your viewing
them made me feel violated.
8. I1 will have to replace the "per-
fect" pocketbook that took me
years to find. My wallet was equally
as perfect.
9. My keys were in my pocket-
book which included a sentimen-
tal charm Mother of the Year -
given to me years ago by my
daughter. I treasured it. I also now
have to worry whether you, the
thief, will break into my house as
you know my address from my
license. Should I change the locks?
10. There was, of course, other
personal items in my pocketbook,
some of which I'm sure I will not
identify or miss until some later
time.


Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take Off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
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 information, 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 Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets
are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-
0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
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 join-
ing. 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 Sav-
iour, 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 Secu-
rity 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. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, 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 informa-
tion, 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 information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral 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 to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.


As a result of this theft my sense
of security was robbed and my per-
sonal identity invaded. Endless
hours will be spent resoMng all the
bank, credit and replacement
problems, and a new pocketbook
and wallet will have to be pur-
chased. But most profoundly, I will
have to monitor "Identity Theft"
and my home for months -
maybe for years.
Were you hungry? Were you
destitute? I wish you had asked me
for the money. Any other reason is
unforgivable. Shame on you.
We came to Okeechobee two
years ago from New Jersey. We
thought this would be a wonderful
place to retire peaceful and
quiet, nature abounds and great
fishing. Sadly, it has been a disap-
pointment.
We, of course, purchased at the
peak of real estate that fell apart
only months later. All the wonder-
ful development plans for Okee-
chobee have been put on hold. In
anticipation of the boom, taxes
have doubled.
We built on a canal in Taylor
Creek. OUA and the building
department were not user-friendly
and, at times, disrespectful. Is it
because we are from the north?
The locals are frequently unfriendly
the north again?


There is litter everywhere. Do
the residents care so little of the
appearance of their town? Charles
Harvey Highway is a disgrace, but
who cares? The prisoners will
clean it up.
After the South Florida Water
Management Department dumped
a trillion gallons of water and then
the drought, there is little boating
or fishing.
Many areas of the town have
vacant properties covered with
debris. Is there no ordinance that
requires them to clean them up?
We have been trying to get a
permit to build a simple 8 x 9 front
porch which they keep turning
down without an architect or engi-
neer's stamp of approval.
This is our home 12 months of
the year. We pay taxes; we comply
with the OUA; we shop in town;
we eat in the local eateries; and, we
support local events.
The thief who took my pocket-
book finished us with Okee-
chobee. We will have to stay as
every other house is for sale and it
will be sometime before we can
recoup the money lost here. This is
the end of a dream, and it's time to
move on to a safer, friendlier place.
Paradise, I think not.

SusanWithrow


Community Events

Annual Agri-Council meeting is April 27
The 17th annual meeting of the Okeechobee Area Agri-Council
will meet Friday, April 27, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center,
U.S. 98 N. A covered dish dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The
guest speaker will be Mr. Charles Schinn from the Florida Farm
Bureau. He will speak on the subject of agriculture and TMDLs.
Please RSVP to (863) 763-5586.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday,
April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus auditorium, and is open to middle
through high school-aged students. Students must present their
student ID in order to attend. The first 300 students who present
their student ID will be admitted. There will be three bands per-
forming 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-profit Hous-
ing, Inc. The topic of the show will be affordable housing, and the
upcoming Cinco de Mayo Festival. For information, call Donna Car-
man or Delia Garcie at Indiantown Non-profit Housing at (772)
597-3667.

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

Substance abuse board meeting set
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. 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 scheduled one week
earlier than usual. Agenda items include discussion of the associa-
tion'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 Loyalty
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 Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be
attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course
material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program.
AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors age 55 and
over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-
year discount upon completion of the class. For information, call
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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,
children (10 and under) $5. For those registrations received after
May 7, the cost will be: adults, $15, children (10 and under) $10. All
proceeds 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 Mclnnes at Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3101.


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By NenaBolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN The local
ball fields behind the schools in
Moore Haven are a gathering place
in the afternoons and early
evenings. It isn't a surprise, then,
that officials in town decided to
help shape up the facilities.
Just recently $400,000 was
spent to renovate the fields the
result of a cooperative project of
school, city and county depart-
ments.
School district administrative
services director Scott Bass helped
organize the renovation. He has
been with the Glades County
School District since 1994, and to
date this is one of the projects that
has impressed him the most.
"So many people in this com-
munity have been positively affect-


ed by this one project," the director
said. "It really helped when the
county designated sales tax money
toward the ball field renovation.
The city and school district pitched
in, too. Everyone's cooperation
and traditional work ethic con-
tributed to its success."
Mr. Bass said the project was a
community project. Maintenance
workers, parents, alumni, volun-
teers, and officials worked relent-
lessly to get it done. As of April 16,
the ball fields were 95 percent com-
plete.
It wasn't an easy task getting
there, either. The project is estimat-
ed by the director to have cost
about $400,000 when all is said and
done.
Close to 20 vendors and con-
tractors reduced material prices to
help the local effort. They donated
materials, and discounted labor


prices. With this generosity 19
goals were accomplished.
Some of the finished items
adding an extra layer of gloss to the
facilities include lighting fixtures,
surface repair and sod, fencing, irri-
gation, dugouts and batting cage
construction, foul poles, improve-
ments to concession stand and
restroom, bleachers with covers
and blacktop between fields.
Sometime soon picnic tables
and a flag pole will be installed. The
volunteers have a planting day for
young oak trees in May.
The six fields are already being
put to good use.
According to Mr. Bass, there are
three T-ball teams, three mechani-
cal pitch teams, two girls softball
teams, three Little League teams
and a senior boys baseball team. In
a few weeks adult co-ed softball
will begin. Eight teams in the men's


softball league completed their sea-
son earlier.
"As you can see it would not
have been possible without the col-
laborative efforts of the board of
county commissioners, the city of
Moore Haven and its public works
department, and the school district
maintenance department," Mr.
Bass said.
Now, Glades County youth and
adults can go to a quality facility
and enjoy the afternoon and
evening with family and friends.
Residents are encouraged to
visit and go to the ball games and
get a bite to eat at the concession
stand. The funds generated by the
concession stand go to the Youth
AthleticAssociation.

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Schools ramp up security after massacre


Clewiston schools
are taking extra
security measures

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON After a 23-year-
old college student in Virginia killed
32 students in what many are call-
ing the worst shooting in the
nation's history, local school
administrators are asking them-
selves: Is my school safe?
The response so far is a guarded
"yes."
While investigators in the Vir-
ginia Tech shooting continued
unraveling what motivated a stu-
dent who, by all accounts was a
quiet loner, to act out in a manner
that seemed to shock the world,
school administrators in Clewiston
implemented some new safe-
guards in the hopes of minimizing
the possibility that something that
deadly could ever happen here.
At Clewiston Middle School, the
front gates that traditionally had
been left open during the day are
now locked while school is in ses-
sion. Cars coming in and going are
subject to closer scrutiny.


Perhaps more significant, all
teachers are now required to keep
their doors locked during actual
classes. The doors are locked from
the inside, and a person must iden-
tify himself to enter.
By his own admission, Clewis-
ton Middle Principal Gary Ensor
said it will be an inconvenience as
students who need to go to the rest-
room have to ask permission to
unlock and the door and knock on
the door on their way back. The
inconvenience is outweighed by
the importance of keeping all 825
students on campus safe, the prin-
cipal said.
Even over more than a week
has passed, the shooting at Virginia
Tech is still impacting Mr. Ensor.
"It's a tragedy," he said. "It
makes you think about your own
situation."
At Clewiston High School,
meanwhile, Dr. Robert Egley, prin-
cipal, feels safe enough to continue
operating with the same proce-
dures that he said have worked
well in the past.
"We have pretty good standard
operating procedures," said Dr.
Egley, "but we've stepped it up a
notch."
According to Dr. Egley, school
teachers are asked to be more


wary while walking the halls.
Teachers are taught to immediately
alert the office if they see someone
suspicious activity on campus.
If a student is roaming in the
hallway, teachers are encouraged
to approach the student and guide
them to where "they're supposed
to be."
The shooting seemed to shock
Dr. Egley, too.
"It absolutely broke my heart,"
Dr. Egley said. "It was sickening. It
was repulsive to me that someone
would do that in America." School
decisions related to safety "are at
the forefront of every decision we
make," he said.
Working closely with the school
is the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office, which has deputies check-
ing up on the school once, some-
times several times each day, after
the incident in Virginia.
According to Hendry County
Superintendent Tom Conner,
Clewiston schools have been prac-
ticing simulations including one
in which an intruder breaks into the
school. It's an extra step to take to
be ready if something were to ever
happen, the superintendent said.
"Could it prevent it, that's a
tough call," said Mr. Conner. "It's a
worry everyday."


Mr. Conner said that in the days
after the Virginia Tech shooting
made headlines, reports of the stu-
dent having had a troubled past,
including mental problems, should
have been taken more seriously
before they festered the way they
did.
"I personally thought here was
somebody who ... was striking
back in general at the world 'It's
us against the world,'" said Mr.
Conner.
Dr. Egley hopes to attack the
problem where he thinks it exists,
at the educational level, and contin-
uing the sense of community that
has characterized Clewiston High
School.
"I've been an administrator for
more than 20 years and I probably
feel safer here," Dr. Egley said.
An overhaul of the school's
security system, the principal said,
would not be the answer.
In the meantime, officials say
they will continue to do what they
can to make sure that parents get to
see their children come back home
safely every day.
"We cover the campus in
prayer," said Principal Ensor. "But
you have to be practical, too."


Glades County Roundup


Hurricane help
available
Help is still available for Hurri-
cane Wilma victims from our
local Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) but
you must register again.
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is a
caring network of Hendry and
Glades counties' civic, social,
service and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individuals
and businesses, formed to
address the physical, emotional
and spiritual needs of the com-
munity in the restoration and
rebuilding of their lives and
homes in times of a natural or
man-made disaster.
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitalizing
and improving the quality of life
for the most vulnerable in the
community.
For information, questions or
to schedule an appointment call
of visit: CREW Headquarters, First
United Methodist Church, 352 W.
Arcade Ave., Clewiston. Their
phone number is (863) 983-4316
(John 3:16). They can also be
reached by e-mail at CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com.
MHHS Class Reunion
planned
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its 20-year reunion on home-
coming weekend this year. Orga-
nizers are inviting the Class of '87
and Class of '88 to join the fun, as
well. Reunion planners are in
need of assistance in locating and
notifying all members of the


above classes. The initial plan is to
have a tailgate t. pe. get-together
the night of the homecoming
game and, on the following day,
have a barbecue for the family at
the City Park or a similar location.
Anyone interested in assisting
may contact David Lee at dlee-
1967@skyeone.com, or (863)
946-2512.

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean-up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
electricians, plumbers, drywall
installers and other trade skills are
needed, as well as anyone willing
to lend a hand. For information,
come by the office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance; or,, e-mail
CREWheadquarters@aol.com.
Their phone number is (863) 983
2390.

CREW seeks donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies includ-
ing lumber, nails and drywall -
to assist residents with repairs and
continued clean-up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For information, come by the
office at 121 Central Ave. rear
entrance; or, e-mail CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com. Their phone
number is (863) 983-2390.


Free services offered
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton and LaBelle sites from noon
until 2:30 p.m. You can contact Tera
or Linda at the Center for Indepen-
dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
Charlotte County to find out the
days that they will be available in
those areas.

Economic Council
Meetings planned
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric Coop-
erative. If you are not a member,
please contact the EDC about join-
ing. If you are a member, please
plan to attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort and other initia-
tives move forward, we will need a
host of knowledgeable volunteers
to serve on various committees
and we encourage your participa-
tion.

VFWPost #10539
hours posted
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through Wednesday from 10 a.m.
until 8 p.m.; Thursday, from 10 a.m.
until 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday
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and, Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. Dinner
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Wednesday. Lunch will be avail-
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Semi-
nole Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Jeremy Beecham, 24, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 17 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a
charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender.
His bond was set at $20,000.
Timothy Washington, 19,
Moore Haven, was arrested April
19 by Detective Sergeant Don Salo
on charges of burglary of a con-
veyance and grand theft. His bond
was set at $15,000.
Adrian Baker, 22, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 20 by
SPD Officer Jackson on an Okee-
chobee Count warrant charging
him with failure to appear. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanor of possession of marijua-


na under 20 grams. He is being
held without bond.
Cleveland Baker, 54, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 20 by
SPD Officer Jackson on charges of
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon and possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $2,000.
Richard Welles, Jr., 52, Punta
Gorda, was arrested April 20 by
SPD Officer Morgan on charges of
driving under the influence and
reckless driving. His bond was set
at $5,000.
John Yargee, 26, Lorida, was
arrested April 20 by SPD Officer
Baker on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set at
$200,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
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Community Events


OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
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 parents
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 Wednes-
day, May 9. The program will start at 6:30 p.m., is for parents whose
children are of elementary school age. Both meetings will be held at
the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 700 S.W Second Ave. For informa-
tion, 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.


Shared services panel meeting set
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, May 11, in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum provides
a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community
through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The
public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

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

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

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students
Offering 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 Com-
munity Center. For information and an application, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained
from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.


Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholar-
ship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to any stu-
dent 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 execu-
tive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April
27, through Thursday, May 3, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"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.
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times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
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9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day 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;
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
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FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002


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GERBILS: 3, 6 mo. old babies.
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' KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good' homes.
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weeks old, 5 females, 3
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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reliable. Fax resume to
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education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
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or call Angel at
863-763-733,7.
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106 SW County Road 721
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Mobile Homes & more.
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A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
(2) 5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU.
IA like brand new! $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284


CHEST FREEZER: Sears, 5 cu-
bic ft. Asking $75 or best of-
fer. (863)885-1026
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
MINI REFRIGERATOR: Like
new. $50.863-467-7721
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.
GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm.
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


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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
LUMBER, Used, good shape,
(42) 2x6 13ft. long & (2) 2x8
12ft. long & (5) 2x4 12ft.
long $200 (863)763-1520
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266
PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shurlers & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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


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


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


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! $350.863-467-1958



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 XP 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
COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
(863)801-4620


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


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


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175. 863-824-0945
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
863-634-4540
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$30. 863-634-7905
BED: King size, excellent con-
dition. $300 or best offer.
863-675-1410
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 lv. 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
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
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 CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
7:00 pm.
GOLF SETS (2): $55 for both
or will sell separately. Call
863-946-3622
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classieds


PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. Firm. (863)674-9964



HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
(863)983-4940



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
gift bag pouches & boxes.
300. Firm. (772)461-8822


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


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR:
$100. 863-447-3409



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
MOBILE ELECTRIC CHAIR,
walker, wheelchair, new & 2
potty chairs, $400 will sell
sep. (863)467-9892
MOBILITY LIFT, Trustlift Ram,
550 Ibs max capacity,
$3860 new, asking $1850
(863)467-0755
WHEELCHAIR LIFT, Hamar
ALO30 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, 8kU'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$350. (863)763-5373


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
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645


KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.
(863)675-8760
VACCUM CLEANER: Phantom
Fury, Good working order.
$50. (863)634-7905


VCR MOVIES, war, horror, ac-
tion & comedy, $250 will sell
separately. (863)465-9470


FISH- 10", Algae eating Ple-
costomus Great help in keep-
ing your Irg. aquarium or pond
clean. $25. (863)763-1997
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS-
asking $300, ready to go
(863)675-2781
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 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. 863-228-7230



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


KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
Revolution. $50.
(863)675-2136
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlleds.


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


BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
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)532-0188
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
Z-TURN MOWER- Cub Cadet,
only 9 mos old, asking
$3000 (863)697-6222


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

MITI=:

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



FINDERS FEE $500 for lo-
cating "Tiger", a gelding,
black w/brown accents,
small white mark on fore-
head, registration # 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- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
(863)763-3899
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


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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 Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 926
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
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NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. 561-795-1965
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 +
utl. 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
KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, $850 mo. +$850
sec. dep. Avail. 5/1
(863)467-8434
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
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 Bas'Ndod, $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 serv. Pets considered.
Non smkg. envi. $800. mo.
+ Sec. (941)504-3954
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/1ba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345


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)675-1116
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
SNARE DRUM, with stand,
$40. (863)357-6930


BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Clewiston


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Okaeechobee News. Friday. April 27. 2007


LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4 NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS Floodplain Notice of Explanation, Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
-BRAND NEW OFFICES- BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull, DIRT BIKE, 100 cc, Great 1st door, In LaBelle, sacrifice GIVEN at the Environment and eques or Release of Fundsand
West Side of New Courthouse 2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly 40hp Evinrude, drive on trir, bikel $400. (863)824-0402 price $950 (239)297-3270 session on Tuesday May 15,2007 at 8:30 AM. at the rikeechobee Utlity AuthoriRemoval of Environmental Ctyonditionty
Hurryl Only a Few Left! lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec. $1350 (863)763-8367 Iv ms for more info. offices, 100 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The Okeechobee County Board of Cou Commissioners intends to undertake ro-
(863)467-0831 deposit. 863-763-4031. R, large sJeocts to be funded by a Hurricane Disaster Recovery Infiotive) Community Drvelop-
(863)467-0831 deposit. 863-763-403 MERCU1 GO KAT: Scorpion, large ize NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Oeechbee Utility will meet in a workshop ment Block Grant he projects will include stormwater drainage improvements In
OFFICE SPACE DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2b, sits HEAD, good midsection, with roll bars, Like new, less session on Tuesday May 15, 2007 In conjunction with the regular meeting. The the Country Hills Estates or SW Okeechobee area, homeownt buyouts of flooded
OFFICE SPACE DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits HEAD, good midsection th l n500 CHEVY PICK-UP, '55, Cadillac workshop will address c an as or clarifications to the neral procedures and poll- residences, rehabilitation and/or replacement of owner-occupied homes in various
nOkeechobeeCourthouse on 5 acres well fenced. w/ydralics, $25 863-824-0945 500 cc engine & transmis- lesthat etablishthe ove operations ofthe OUA. Whlethere may seve I- locateon s
area, Approx900s ft. $1100/mth. $1000 sec dep. (863)674-0375 83-8t- 5 tsues discusAskin wned a respon of the discussion will specificlly address thie following:
slon. Lots of rust. Asking *Owners financial responsbillityof tenants final utfiybil b"1,,1,,..,I r,.' ,... ,..i Oiu., cl urterliiar, i,, 3 oo ej; naoirlj,,n
Call (863)357-8303 954-261-1268 MINI POCKET ROCKET: All $1250. (863)467-4328 Paymentplanfornew connection fees ...,,,i ,,, ,i, .,,, ii i, imlar lo. t i uno 0 3rd'r cornlndf ,roualn proit rema.
New Canvas Room for pon- fairing, with race stand, like Newshut-off and billing practices i,.. ,i.,,,'- ,, .,i ,',,| ,,,|...u.I .ii pireet rr, aligion 01o iuui.re o1 ei,'rs Aanr.
rf t-LAKEPORT D/W 1997 toon with rollup windows & 45 863-216-99Collection efforts on outstanding balances ,,r,~.. ,1,: ,n, i.,. r i. r. .iir.~ .ri. ]unal r E in",r,) ,i',,', TrrE ni,,nu-
4 Br, 2 Ba, Cent. A/C, $200 screens, $500 or best offer. -new,* Chanh50, 863-2e t6-t eo muialge ..ERCG classificationtobe based upon squarefootage i n, ,,,,,1 L,,_ ,_o.r,..,,,-, ,, and miin.ur., y in nrn3 Dntlepamir,1
Sel, SU UI, OZ R2. 4 2 r Estabsh acashreservefundpolicythat explainsOUA'srenewal, replacement n .i ...f ,. ,, F.. ,I '.. I ...ur r.r F Walr Mi.'i,;,,,nri 1 in.: Tr,.:
wkly. + $500. Sec. (863)357-1784 SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs and improvement fund as well as establishes policies for operating reserve fund, ..... r.. i...Th ,i .. II..A. ..in, a wnaI.Ir. a ,n..ur .Ii naara~r
Clean & Private 863-675-3665/863-673-5704. PONTOON BOAT: 89 Lowe, great, $1500 (863)763-8526 TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo emergency fund, annual price deflator index and rate stabilization fund.
Washe, Dryer, Lawn OKEECHOBEE, 1br/lba, in RV 18.9f long, trolling motor live- SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005 King Unit. Used for storage. All Interested parties for or against the proposed modifications can 1 1e heard at ,.i ,1... ,,r in, i. ... [,i E rl.r.jh..] a .. r',i- e'... rc..
Wa er, 2 &yerBR, 2 A, Pak, living room, kitchen, well, fishinder, 50hp Johnson. (2) Low hours. Adult Driven. TK unit last started 1 ear said time and place. The needs of the hearing and or visual impaired persons shall ,,. .. ,, ,,i i.. o, .,.Ii. Tr. rr,,, n, e n r,u 3as,.. e IToL cn ie orn,,
rilPak li n room. kitchen, well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson2 be met by contacting the Executive Director at 863.763.9460 at least 48 hours in im,7.i 0 1 ... Ir'II ,.:ve. ,niri:l 1.v iti. virng rrie s l v id 10 a to lulu
e C &3 B Florida room, furnished. Pool $1750 firm! (863)357-6709 Both for $6000. or will sep. ago. $500. (772)321-8960 advance of the Public Hearing. ii,,,1,, .,Ai ir, ,, -n ,,. I,,,:v : -n or pi..d ,dn .r i inaD ICr e
Year Lease FLS. & laundry avail. Adult gated Call (863)357-7075 .. ... ....... ., i
ava STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98, Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, If a person decides to appeal any
863-467-8683 Or comm. on smkg env, no da l o 'w io tuc i decision made by the Authority with respectto such meetings, he or she will need a c., .,, iwi, ,, i ,I r s i,,,i r,; un r, ,:conmltled in fccuroir.:e ,In -'J
772-215-1680 ets. $800/mo. & electric. dual console, 19', with 175 I record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim (i, .1: j,, ,i ,',,, n ou ,.it .nd i a-riue i iin id c t', ,n ie n 6.-
decis$on map eyher Aur t heordty h verbatim re suca Equipngs, he rd.ued i r -t, D,
200 non refundable de osit hp Johnson mtr. $10,000. I O record of the proceedings is made, which record includes.the testimony and evi- ) : ii. ,.,,,.,,-,,n.,voi .::, .;iT,,r,riTn,,eil that sril. e j uil i navels .10 s,
reuE 7-455 neg (863)983-7835 BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI dence upon which the appeal s based. Such person may provide a court recorder, ',,.,,',: ,,,',fI in ,- .,c,i ,,nI foi,.r e an Er,,ii nme Imipaclt Satem.rii
Refs required.863)467-455 stenographer, orataparecorderforsuchverbatimrecord.. I.1 r.I i i,,,r ,Lh ,i ..o ..lilreUl Policy, Act ,l not bl priepirei
Ia l Esta te ___ -- Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy ,n- ,,,if.. I ,-.rir.... il ri... u ir..i o, .ur.on d 4e.M.1v,'rio.crris "d, 1 r
OKEECHOBEE: 2BR/2BA, on 5 Duty. Like new. Asking $1000 BYORDEROFTHEOKEECHOBEE ,:,.i.o pi,, .' ,,,,, ,,,n. ,,,,, ,r, r., fu,npeir,,rv ,,,maiPI reie, of i nr,
acres, horses & pets wel- (863)697-2032 Okeechobee UTILITYAUTHORITY projectwillbeconducted,
come, $1050/m 1st, last & CAMPER, 32', good shape, JohnF. Hayford i...n i,n:I o ih, i. .'i iR I hn dicu mi Ir. e e miroT,,r,,, n-
Isec. (863)697-1339 aluminum roof, $1200. Automobiles 4005 ExecuveOirector,0UA ..I..... ,- lI'.. 1 i, ir,, r, i o r wa.U, eh; ..o nl r,
A t m bl 4005 New 2br/2b _2077170N4/27/07 ;4.01.. 0o Ni i F, l O ir A,,n it 31'4.,; ,r a vIs O lev o r 0oub
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba (863)697-1493 Autos Wanted 4010 iv ..0h35 1 A,1 ,, ,-, ,..... lI . lir.r n 1o1mioiriii Si Nri or iiTtcrl, ri.,1i
on private lot, on water, CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass Classic Cars 4015 i, jn-ir,,i I it,,,n i,i i i.nr.-Onn,',- .ro 9 00Cn .c ue.. a i
$1000/mo 1st & se. Avail High CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass Commercial Trcks 4020 CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4, ...t rIi. 11 i ,- n ,T,,ri iii I.,i i .. ,.,U-ren aj..i iiiniurjic .-
$105/01/mo. Call (561)767-6112 Avail High rise, fits 01-up Chevy Construction Needs clutch, otherwise, Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition tionwillbetakenunil commentsareresolved.
$400 (83)9rcal 05/01.Cal46-0(561)46-0863767-6112 F/SP/Uft.bed.Pewter Equl ent 4025 runs good. $2300. r o 0 in... i ,,c .,i lu win i ;u.m,T,iri, UOeio t B
o Sale I bl0 or.$400 (863)946-0863__ Foreign Cars 4030 (863)675-1116 2007-2008 Healthy Start Care coordination Program r 5.." .,i.-,T,,,r iihi .I LOPo i. certitUing t. ne Siate ana ii uD nari
5 FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur- Four Wheel Drive 4035 DODGE PICKUP: 2000, Quad I ,,. r, i..i ,,,i.u. iji ,, r,, Ln' he, irf.:iai tap3gitL cOae nCo .iCeCpi me
e chased in 2006, New in Heavy Duty Truc s4040 cab, short bed, excellent The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition invites all quali- ... ,,i In,-'..',, it,l, .I r,, on i r.i ougisor Ouin oicr.iein i ,,nsi iiire.
DOUBLEWDE M/H- 3br 2br 2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th Par Repairs 40 condition. $11,500 neg, ation services in Okeechobwisee Count y to submit proposals for ,i ,., r,,..,, ,. Tlecir he oiZ Stn uO
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume Wheel. Completely loaded. Pikup Trucki 4050 863-674-9073 or 843-0277 ns ces in Okeechobee County to sbmit proposals for ,. ,.. i.l O t e, o t r
roof. Crescent Acres $137K Like new! Only pulled 600 Sport Utillity 40 c r l) 1 I.A55 .]IT f.i.n i
(863)673-0369 mls. Paid $50,000+ will Tractor Trailers 4000 DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87, Written sealed proposals shall be accepted at the Coalition office until .i-,ir,.
sacr _0 __3)73-03 _____ sacrifice price. Must see to Utility Trailers 4065 4wd, one owner, $2500 or 4:00 PM, Eastern time Monday, May 7, 2007, 575 SW 28th Street, T i,:.Ji, ,,, ,',,l.r,ijr,.] ,pRu::i IO i,AReiu a :.iFuni,ija
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY appreciate. Call for appoint- Vans 4070 best offer. (863)902-9855 Okeechobee,FL 34974. ,. ...,u .... ,, .,I.i i ., o e.,, u t i ts O a, n. ,e,,i of Cor,.
CHARM '00, Exc. condition, meant. 863-763-6677 Day, SUZUKI SAMURAI- '86, 33" A copy of the Request for Proosals which outlines responsibilities uand 1T hi":1 n.. 1""1 'I. 1 ,':1 i al Itn
$8000 (863)467-7563 after 863-467-0603 Evening or | |[. _..|il_ TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey selection criteria, can be obtained until 4:00 pm, Friday, May 04, 2007 ,i -- I., i. o,.i .'.,,,i,, ii.ri' ,1 r,,,, : r ic, t, .
5:30 or leave message. 863-634-8732 Cell. Thompson wheels, $3500. from the Coalition office, 575 SW 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, r,: in'. i,:ai ,,, .., .UL ,,, i,, U : Fi u i m.ss.u n ot a
42580 239 )6 3-7173 Ask am 6 77 in1111i 1 1- iri f ii 11 iiiiit i- in. u rrrn..(2i6i i3e1e3 kreceus
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn, MOTOR HOME: 2002,Class A, BUICK LESABRE 98, Needs 6(239)633-7173 Ask Sam 600N4/2-30/07 .:,., r, ,ln ro A a
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40' 25k mi, w/ warranty & many work, some body damage, TOYOTA TACOMA- '97, Ext. I ., : .,, ):.,- in, Rfeq aieir of rs0 Fo itou nrne
y dcescenrdecked screen rm, 40' carport, extras. Must see to appreciate! runs Good, new parts. $2000 cab., 4x4, V-6, 5 spd, Light ii 4a r' n I,) ric-j Deptrri6 cmrrurt, A
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult $49,500.863-467-1206 (863) 57-2413/447-6424 damage on front. $4500. Ili ,,A,.,i n., :unr r, e recaved bel,, 1in eip,.ren, o,
park od rim canal w/dock, (239)633-7173 Askfor Sam 1 iS i t, he comment period.
$2Po t 8 ,000. -357-1784 SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV CAMARO Z28:'80, 350 auto, pwr
$28,000.863-357-17 park, don't leave town with- windows, re-upholstered seats. , ,, i ..,,,i ..r, :,:,., T,,,.i, ,,,
SEMINOLE COVE- on lake, out seeing this one' 1r Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2 FORD BRONCO 111989, A/C & .,r,,,,i ..i,,i., ,rii, l .:.,,T, ho6
1700 sq if, 3br/2ba, Ig sun- w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New AIR CONDITION UNIT For driver & 2 rears. Aloco Hub ,.
room & deck $175,000 Call ref rig, enclosed Florida CHEVY CAVALIER 2000, Red, 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler piloted. $650.
BRAND NEW-3br/2ba, Unique (863)357-2211 Room $4500. Call today 2 door, Runs and Looks Complete. $260. (863)528-4444 GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs 7 ,I T
Cracker style, 1724 total sq (772)663-33.18 great. 121 K mls. $2500. (863)763-0944 & looks good, minor interior SECTION 060o0
ft, Ig front porch, Fa Rm, STUART- 1-2 br, 12'x47', (863)634-7325/467-9557 Pcu T k 4 cosmetics. $5000 or best INVITATnONroBIDo
Laundry, tied, $1200/mo. 1 10'x27' add. 10'x20' deck. Fif h Wh I CH ER ECARPET- Ford factory, out of a offer. 239-825-3007
Laundry, all rent pd to be used to- 9x pool. New app! J CHRYSLER SEBRING:d 98, '07 Ford F350 crew cab. CHEVY- '1942 '2004 frame -loval Coiairee iPuDcRoad imtproememeieILalor.Eqilpmenlt.e a Mlilttallf
wards down pymt Reducing $18,000. (772)219-4164 TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel, e conrtiti, wie ekxc Charcoal. Perfect condition. off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
price to $179,100. alum louver, fits full size $7500neg. 863-467-5286 $400.(863)697-0328 to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy ot Bid# 2007-10
3375 NW 40th Dr. Basswood. Chevy/GMC Cost $475 new. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION: $12,500. (863)805-2877 3042nd Street
cpbirdie@adelphia.net Asking $300.863-697-9704 FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6, From 1993 Grand Am. $400. Okeechoee, F 34972
----BUY NOIVWI Brandi new CBSstandard shift, $4000 or best Call 863-467-5401 or CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext JEEPSAHARA:'99, 4 4.0 i- (863)763-6441
offer.eNOW and new o (863)634-7914 772-359-2923 cab. Runs, but needs work. 6 cylinder, 110k runs ENGINEER:
4Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th I 1 I $1000. or best offer. I LB H, Inc
St., $995 mo. $145000. FORD MUSTANG GT 1995, FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome (863)763-3428 6reat, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras 2, n.ee
(863)484-0809 WATER SKIS: 67", O'Brien Ce- $1800. or will part out. ligh Phone:( 863) 7632-8
IBlebrity.$75.(863)675-2136 (800. or will part out.63)674-0467 $350 for all, will sep. CHEVY S10:'86, long.bed, 4 NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 Fax:(863)763-6692
(863)674-0467 863-634-7608 cylinder, stick. Motor bad but like new, loaded, 21K
Mo e 303I HONDA CIVIC '01, 4 door, HARD TOPPER: For 6 Ft Pick many new parts. $300 or $16 500 863-467-1829 M or .... nr atn t E .
Lee County, GA 70k, a/c, tinted windows, Up. $100. (863)824-0402 best offer. 863-467-6277 634-5530(Cell Okeecnooee Roal Co.rele's PDcRoimmolm_ _l_ _to-l aii l
212acres, reatlocation, HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON one ow r. $8000 JEEP BRA- black with Je CHEVY TRUCK: 86, win lool :.5,.5, .l[r.,:,rete .,ieti ,,yA ti ,ite-n
good neighbors, excellent HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks (863)467-5784 JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep CHEVY TRUCK: 86,$200 ,wit ,ol .1e 1I h
hunting/homesitetract, good! $2500. Cash... Trade ? HONDA SHADOW VT600 03, logo sewn in, with square bUe h636740 342eys. $20. .inT-, r ,,,,n ',,nv I0,l7 e'otri n,,br3'1 y I -t' tht 2 0d 1
3/4 mile road frontage, headlights._$50 (h63)674e0342 g: n ir, 11 -i. 01i niii oiln" u i ri'd, I .lnLui It-N blo ane itt
3/4 mile road frontage, (239)357-6889 LaBelle area 1 Owner, female, 17K mis., (863)801-4635 hts $50,(86 -r r3...o 2-r ara .r .. l C... i
$3100 per acre. Call Excellent condition. Blue. FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin- DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
(407)383-3153. HONDA SHADOW 750- '04, $3800 neg. (772)215-0316. MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand gle cab, needs battery & al- neck, 7x12, double axle. ,, ,r, ,
_________________________ Excellent condition, 2K mi., -_ _ _ _ new, Goodyear. $150. ne ea-r .r: ,03. i. :' ,,. a bier ,i n.,ne ,n,,, un- e-- ,, M
ANGLER '82, 21ft,walk Red $4500.,(863357-1343 HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best 80 ear. $150 ternator. 1000 $2500 (863)697-2032 i3'66 id rl Es,I liy ,, .,:,r. r-. i i',.i..rii rne .i-i u antsi ea i
around cuddy, 140h John- offer. (863)467-7721 (863)697-2434 FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual i:,, .r,.i,,, I '.. o.iao. W1 ir, AOei, lov,, 1rt o0a AI h
son, nice oat. sking HONDA VTX: '02, 1800 cc's, RIMS: 20", chrome Alba x :i n Rfi ill
Great Investment Piece of $5,300 (561)670-3636 low miles, king / queen seats LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C, wheels, Needs2 tires & cen- FORD F150- 85, 352 modi- e, brand new fires, ectric r'
Property, 80x125, 2 corner addlebags. Mint condition, runs great. ter ca. $500 or best offer. fled, New eng. & trans. Body brakes, with ramps. $950 or A
lots, side by side available. APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass, 7900neg 812-9987-2669 $3000 or best offer. (863 bs5022 fin great-shape. $2500. or bestffer.. (863)634-7210 -t ,',.,r,,,.-,
$45k ea. Call for info center console, 1.15hp Evin- b (863)634-8865 bestoffer. (863)634-4970 HORSE TRAILER: '91 Hart .,,E, ,i S i"no.;i.ni e iC'umeaa
(772)342-2585 rude outboard, tilt trailer. SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS: RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad- ,, ,.
Ww nr0iiandillUd Cit UIT om $2500 (863)467-4149 trailer, two story. $1000 neg. 1946V eAc ower rims, $100 or-best offer FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au- de/rm in back. Needs work. o, near
_____ -- ^. '863-697-2434 99 4 *6 (863)763-8261 leave mes- to. Cold A/C, LWB, 113K mi. $d1/r0i back Ned .wklnc :lr : renoaeo r n.ca confin aiddIon
S AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90 train, a/c, new ball joints & sage $4000. (239)633-7173 Ask $1000neg. (863)201-3492 E ,. ,. ,ir,,,..:E.,,, ,,.n .ar,iu,, rian ,n art, jue an,
Shp. Johnson, Top, Trolling SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992 more, $1975.863-465-8135 for Sam UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt C ou'll ., :h' rI* nerr, CtA a tif irt ir:li Alurn' O eee
Mobile Homes Itor, Live Well w/trailer. Runs great. $2000 or best OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K TIRES- 6, for a Pick-U truck. w/reinforced sides. Like new. culty I .
$5000 Firm. 863)673-1606 offer. (863)634-2974 mi, Cruise Load Range E 235/84R/16 FORD F250 '01- repossession, Asking $530. (561)670-3636 .,.r,uw r, n: ..... u ., iia-ri, r d i ,ei.iCeano ,,, ',
$ ( 06mi., Cruise------__, P,, P/L. Lock 90% tread. $450. or best of- rouh, not running, $4000 r 'i .ii' iti'- "l ir er.un.iitli wiae ,.alu lee-
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console, XR250R K&N .'96- air filter, wire hu cps almost. New fer (863)824-0735 56)996-6711 UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7" r r.n r ,.:. $0ie00rae -
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer, good tires, new chain & tires $70 (863)763-6079 2Ft. Sides Tan em Axel. 6,),i ,,, a 1,, iu,, i. ,-,Fii ,0,i ca i ri r ,i .,Tr,, i,],iii n 0aihi er
Good condition. $2000. sprockets, runs good $600 TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for 2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axe! I
Good condition. $2000. rockets, runs good $600 large P/U. Like new. $200. GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81- $500. or best offer. Ask for i n.,,. a ,,,,i,:,,-,,.:i
L(863)228-2622 (203)290-1220 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS,'87, (863)357-5754 10ft, recent carb, start- Charlie (863)612-5676 ai,,3i ,.C,,,,, rinar uberisbr, Clae
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84, power. Exc cond., $2500 or TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R $1000neg (203)290-1220d. UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy ..,nil i n e7r ,at,.sc.ta,,rioefsO
$30. (863)675-8760 Windshield, saddle bags, est offer (863)763-6747 Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer (203)2901220 duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.1or. it. ..,:,...
________ CANOE- aluminum, 14f, Syl- $2400 neg. (863)357-3773 PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '0- 4 case. 4x4 front end. Works TRUCK BED RAILS- New in (863)357-5754
M mvan, with flat back and all ac- cyl, 4dr, aut, AC runs good. $600 (561)644-4840 box. Nast, Stainless, Fits REA[)ING A NEWVSPAPER. ..
M aljjiS U cessories. $300 YAMAHA 1982: 1100 cc's, great, gas saver, 1200 UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8 99-U Chevy Silverado. 6.5
(863)763-2076 good condition. $1350 nego- (772)465-0708 Ft Pierce Ft., $300. (863)634-7706 bed. $150. (863)697-0328 I
AXLES (5) & WHEELS (10), GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats & tiable.812-987-2669 TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is, WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from DODGE RAM CONVERSION '-:.'-''.-* "'
From 14x70 FEMA 2005 trolling motor, trailer, 5hp YAMAHA 97- elec, new batter- $1000. Call for info Mustang, Rod Lights, 4" Tractor Supply, for full size VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
trailer, $200 this week. Nissan 4 stroke outboard. ies, garage kept, many ex- 772-359-2923 or fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x pickup, deep bottom, great excellent, 196k. Below blue
(941)575-7618 $1900 neg. 863-697-9704 tras $1350 (863)824-2280 863-467-5401. 15. $1200. 863-216-9905 cond $125 (863)7634992 book. $2500 (863)763-3451


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