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Publication Date: April 30, 2007
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Vol. 98 No. 120 Monday, April 30,2007 50 Plus tax


Briefs

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 imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was initial-
ly being developed, some of
the links to the zip codes in
the Okeechobee area incor-
rectly indicated that ground-
water wells in the area were
also under mandatory restric-
tions. Although everyone is
strongly encouraged to con-
serve water, the use of
groundwater wells is not
restricted at this time.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice 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
closed due to low water lev-
els.
The locks will remain
closed until the water levels
come back up.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
burn ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 640
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bur Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.69 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
13.60 feet .
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Fountain of Life Church's youth group the Spirit Walkers participated in a 30-hour
famine that where they slept in boxes on the lawn of their church and fasted for 30
hours in order to be able to feel some of the effects that real hunger can have. The youth
members (left to right) Hayley Davis, 13, Ciara Verano, 13, Sarah Hall, 13, iRebekah Hall,
13 and Dallon Boyd, 14 all participated in this World Vision event.

Youth fast for war on poverty


By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
The youth at the Fountain of
Life Church took part in a world-
wide event through World Vision,
a Christian relief and develop-
ment organization dedicated to
helping children and their com-
munities reach their full potential
by tackling the causes of poverty.
According to their website,
World Vision is motivated by their
faith in Jesus. They serve the poor
- regardless of a person's religion,
race, ethnicity or gender as a
demonstration of God's uncondi-
tional love for all people.
In 2005, 87 percent of World
Vision's total revenue was used
to directly benefit the poor.
The local youth participated in
a 30-hour famine, which is an
international youth movement to
fight hunger.
Youth groups and other
organizations around the world
went 30 hours without food from
Friday, April 27, until Saturday,
April 28. They were only allowed
to drink juice and water. The fast
was held so that they could have
a real taste of what hunger is like.
The youth at Fountain of
Youth Church also slept outside
in the yard of their church in
boxes to experience the extreme


suffering that people go through
everyday.
Thirteen year-olds Hayley
Davis, Ciara Verano, Sarah Hall,
Rebekah Hall and fourteen year-
old Dallon Boyd all prepared their
boxes for the night with sleeping
bags and pillows. Brother Joe
Bishop who is the pastor at the
Fountain of Life Church, Sue Ford
and Carol Linn also participated
in the 30-hour famine.
Each youth asked for spon-
sors in order to raise funds that
will be sent in, to World Vision,
and put to work in areas like
Kenya, Sudan and the United
States.
According to the World Vision
website $1 will care and feed one
child for one day; $30 will care
and feed one child for one
month; and, $360 will care and
feed one child for an entire year.
The youth group comprised
of only five teenagers has already
collected over $1700. They will
continue to collect money from
sponsors and they have sent out
letters to friends and families of
which they are expecting more
funds to come via mail to the
church.
The youth also cooked and
fed the homeless with the help of
Big Lake Missions on Saturday,
April 28. During the 30 hours they


did various activities such as
games that educated them with
facts about exactly how people
have to live in Africa.
This year, thousands of
groups in more than 21 coun-
tries, and more than 1 million
teens, will unite with one goal in
mind to help children living in
some of the most deplorable
conditions on earth.
In 2006, World Vision raised
$11.6 million. The goal for 2007 is
$12 million. World Vision has
raised $6,249,352 so far in 2007. A
total of 17,359 children have been
fed and cared for so far this year.
The Spirit Walkers youth
group would like to thank the fol-
lowing businesses for their sup-
port for supplies for their event:
Morgan's Furniture, Sears, CMS
Builders, Wal-Mart, and CVS
Pharmacy. They would also like
to think their church, Fountain of
Life, for their continued support.
To sponsor a member of the
Fountain of Life youth members,
send checks made payable to
World Vision to Fountain of Life
Church, P.O. Box 2438, Okee-
chobee, FL., 34973. For informa-
tion, contact Sue Ford between 7
and 9 p.m. at (863) 697-8031.
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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be from the northeast 5 to 10 mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s. The
wind will be from the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the east 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Wednesday. Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 60s.
Thursday: Partly sunny. The high will be around 90.
Thursday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The chance of
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Maverick Mind Games held at OFC


What combines the trivia
questions of "Jeopardy", the trig-
ger reflexes of the contestants,
and the random
fact memoriza- OF4^
tion that only a M wrkk
high-schooler
can possess? It was the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus's
"Maverick Mind Games", of
course.
On April 16 and 17, 24 teams
with five freshmen apiece went
head-to-head to see which one of
them could claim superiority in
the ultimate game of bragging
rights and buzzer skills.
The elimination round took
place on April 16, dropping the
field to eight teams for the semi-
finals and finals on April 17.
At the early hour of 7:30 a.m.
on the 17th, the eight remaining


teams, along with their sponsors
and their sponsor's classes, gath-
ered in the auditorium for more
competition. The 40 students
fought it out until lunch, showing
their knowledge in categories
such as Dr. Seuss, chat room, biol-
ogy and Okeechobee trivia.
Although classes changed all
around them with students filing
in and out of the auditorium
steadily throughout the games,
the final teams stayed strong and
focused when it counted.
The final eight teams were
(with sponsors): The Wright Stuff
(T. Wright), Sudden Impact (T.
Sills), The Cinco De Mayos (K.
Ellis), Pamer's Picassos (K.
Palmer), the Hard-Headed Har-
graves (T. Hargraves), Hardcore
Hudson (P. Hudson) and MG
squared = one (D. King).


After three hours of heated
play, a winner emerged. Mrs.
Tammy Wright's team, The
Wright Stuff, took home the gold.
Mrs. Tracy Sill's team, Sudden
Impact, came in a close second.
Mrs. Wright's team consisted
of the following members: Mason
Caldwell, Megan Clements, Cait-
lyn Gaucin, Cameron Tewksbury
and Katie Walker.
Following their victory, the
winning team stated, "The buzzer
handled real good. Everything
turned out real nice."
Mrs. Wright, a first year
Research and English teacher said
that she was very proud of her
team.
Cameron Tewskbury, the
team's buzzer master, summed
the experience up as "the best
team won."


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Skateboarding is fun for all
OMS sixth, seventh and eighth graders participated in a positive behavior program
reward by going to the skate park. Twenty-nine students got the opportunity to attend
which required students to have enough "warrior bucks" which are given out for good
behavior and the proper safety equipment and skateboards. Communities in Schools
provided some safety equipment for the few students who did not have any and they
also opened the concession stand.



We can help the watershed


Angela Sachson, Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods
Water is on our minds a lot
around here. Right now it's
about the lack of rainwater! But
mostly we think about how we
can help keep it clean and what
impact all of us have on our
water supply- and the lake.-We
think about our kids and grand-
kids and how the water will be
for them and their kids.
Now we think we have a way
to make a difference and also to
show we've made a difference!
Of course we need your
help. Here is the thing...
The Florida Yards & Neigh-
borhoods program was started
to help homeowners landscape
in ways that reduce the runoff
of fertilizer, pesticides and
debris into the water supply.
Phosphorous especially, of
course, but other nutrients as
well.
A new water-quality sam-
pler has been installed in South
Okeechobee by the USGS (US
Geological Survey). It tracks ele-
ments that may be related to
lake degradation-Phospho-
rous, of course; but nitrogen's

A large part of the city of
Okeechobee is in the watershed
for that gauge-roughly west
from U.S. 441 to Eagle Bay


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Drive, and from S.R. 70, south to
32nd Street. Basically, the water
runs from this area into a creek
on 16th street, then south to
another canal and on toward
the lake. On the way it passes
the gauge and gets sampled.
Here is where you come in.
We thought if we could learn
about the landscaping practices
being used in the area now, and
then provide Florida Friendly
Landscaping information to all
who wanted it, we might see a
drop in runoff after awhile. So,
we are mailing landscaping
practice surveys to about a
thousand homes to find out
what's going on in our water-
shed area. You should get yours
in a few days.
If you get one please send it
back-its postage free! Sign
your name if you wish, or not.
Remember';- we ?are not the
landscape 'police--ours is an
educatioYial program. We will
have drawings for some nice
prizes (some are palm trees).
We will also ask if you would
like to learn more about Florida


Friendly Landscaping and we
will include a brochure describ-
ing our program. Oh, wait to
read the brochure until after
you take the survey!
We are hoping you like what
you read and want to learn even
more. We plan to have lots of
workshops and seminars. By
the end of the rainy season-or
maybe a little longer, we might
see that gauge show a little
decrease in the nutrient load to
the lake.
And by the way--if you do
not live in this watershed area
and would like to receive a sur-
vey or some Florida Friendly
landscaping information, give
us a call. We'll send it out.
I guarantee, we all live in one
watershed or another and we
all influence water quality one
way or another!
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on Florida Yards & Neigh-
borhoods, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 U.S. 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from I to 3 p.m. on Tuesday
afternoons.


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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 Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing 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 after-
noon 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 attend-
ed to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to
attend these classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863)
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
Acacia 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 Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings,
bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events.
Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Sat-
urday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A per-
centage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Preg-
nancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands,
sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security person-
nel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980
or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at
Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.




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Upcoming Events

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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. 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-
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. 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 informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
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 commu-
nity. 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
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham
or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon,


Community Events

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 help-
ing 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 association's plans
for participation in the Memorial Day Bike Rally. For information call
(863)6069.. .. ..

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, May 4, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Joan will give a
demonstration using buttons, ribbons and stitching in your scrap-
booking and card projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information call Car-
olyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Drought, landscaping topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May 5,
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 Carol Cloud
Bailey, landscape counselor and horticulturalist. The topic of the
show will be the drought and how to create a Florida friendly yard. For
information, call Carol Cloud Bailey at (772) 260-2132 or yarddoc-
carol@aol.com.

VFWhosting 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 Sat-
urday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian 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 comple-
tion 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 children 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 registra-
tions to Jim Mclnnes at Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W Fourth
St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For information, call (863) 763-3101.

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

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


She is just 12 years old (exactly
12 years, two months, and 12 days)
but that didn't stop Alexis Thomp-
son of Coral Springs from winning
the American Junior Golf Associa-
tion's Aldila Junior Classic at the
Treyburn Country Club in Durham,
N.C. lastweekend.
Alexis shot a tournament total
of 4-over-par 148 to record her first
AJGA victory. What made this feat
really special is she is the second
youngest girl to win an AJGA event.
She didn't have her best putting
stroke with her, but the rest of her
game was sharp. Alexis had
enough to earn a one-stroke victo-
ry. After her win, she stated, "I
know my ball striking was really
good, my driver and my irons. My
chipping was really good too."
Two other Florida girls finished
tied for second. Hannah Yun of
Bradenton and Michelle Shin of
Cape Coral finished with tourna-


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ment totals of 5-over-par 149.
The 12-year-old Thompson was
overcome with excitement after
capturing her first career AJGA title,
and spoke about how much she
looked forward to the opportuni-
ties that come with the win, most
notably a spot in the Rolex Girls
Junior Championship and the
Rolex Tournament of Champions.
In the boys division, Florida was


not Well represented at the top.
David Sanders of Mt. Laurel, N.J.,
fired a final round of 2-under-par 70
to secure his first-ever American
Junior Golf Association title. Clark
Palmer of Augusta, GA, Kyle Kop-
sick of Lake Bluff, Ill. and Daniel
Meggs of Charlotte, N.C., finished
tied for second with tournament
totals of 3-over-par 147.
AJGA alumni have risen to the
top of amateur, collegiate and pro-
fessional golf. More than 160 for-
mer AJGA juniors currently play on
the PGA and LPGA Tours and have
compiled more than 300 wins.
AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart
Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat
Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lin-
cicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta
Granada.
If you know a junior that's got
game, check out the AJGAs web-
site atwww.ajga.org.


Sports Briefs -


Summer play camp
sign-ups end soon
Sign ups for Okeechobee Coun-
ty Parks and Recreation's 2007
summer play camps will end June
1. You still have time to sign up at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complexi in the Parks &
Recreation office, 640 N.W. 27th
Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be 6-
12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Mon-
day through Friday from June 11
until July 27, (except Wednesday,
July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. at Douglas Brown Communi-


ty Center, Okeechobee County
Civic Center and Central Elemen-
tary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees
for field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25
per week fora child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program with the Okee-
chobee County School system for.
the 2006-07 schoolyear.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food
Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-
ify for these special rates.
Extended hours, from 7:30 a.m..
until 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until
5:30 p.m., will be available at both


the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School
sites for an additional fee of $ 10 per
week, per participant.
S Fr information, call (863) 763-
6950.
Local mat club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.


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The winners of the annual Okeechobee County Farm Bureau speech contest were (left to right)
Justin Smiley-first place winner i6 middle school group; Melissa MontesDeoca-Farm Bureau
chair; Hannah Rooks-third place winner in high school group; Valerie McKee-first place win-
ner in high school group and Joy Burnham-second place winner for high school group.


Contest winners announced


The Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau held its annual speech
contest on April 24 at the Farm
Bureau office.
First place in the high school
division was awarded to Valerie
McKee. Ms. McKee will compete


in the district contest to be held
sometime in August. The winner
of the district contest will then
compete in the state contest at the
Farm Bureau Annual Convention
in October. Second place in the
high school group was awarded


to Joy Burnham.
Hannah Rooks received third
place in the same group. Justin
Smiley received first place in the
middle school group. The district
speech contest is open to stu-
dents 14 to 18-years-old.


Riverside offers unique line of credit


FORT PIERCE Riverside
Bank announced plans to intro-
duce an equity line of credit
designed for manufactured home
owners. Seeing a need in the mar-
ketplace, Riverside Bank is the
largest and one of only a few
financial institutions inside its ten-
county footprint to provide this
product.
"We believe manufactured
home owners should have the
same opportunities as. other
home owners when they want to


open an equity line of credit,"
said W.L. Warner, Riverside's
Regional Senior Vice President of
Consumer Lending. "One of the
unique elements of this product
is that the home owner does not
need to own the land on which
the home is situated. This pro-
gram is all part of providing fast,
friendly service from local
experts; what we call a 'home-
town' style of banking."
Riverside's manufactured
home program offers approvals


within 24 hours, no application
fees, credit line amounts tailored
to each individual, quick and con-
venient closings and much more.
Approvals are subject to the indi-
vidual's ability to pay, the bank's
underwriting standards and
appraisals are conducted prior to
approval.
About the Bank
Founded in 1982, Riverside
Bank is one of Florida's fastest-
growing, independent and locally
owned community banks. It was


listed as the sixth best performing
privately owned banking compa-
ny in America in 2006 by the
American Bankers Association.
Riverside cares for customers
by offering banking, mortgage,
trust, investment and insurance
solutions delivered with a home-
town style of service. The compa-
ny has over $4.5 billion in assets,
65 branches, three loan process-
ing offices, and more than 1,000
employees throughout ten coun-
ties in Florida.


Treasure Coast, Inc. expands to Okeechobee


If a real estate firm has its way,
every realtor from Vero Beach to
Key West will know which prop-
erties are for sale in the Okee-
chobee area. That would be good
news for home sellers in this slug-
gish market.
. Jim Weix, Broker/Owner of
The Real Estate Company-Trea-
sure Coast, Inc. announced the
opening of an additional office in


Okeechobee. This location will be
in addition to the firm's present
Palm City location.
According to Weix, the deci-
sion to open an office in Okee-
chobee was based in part upon
his firm's desire to provide afford-
able housing to Martin, Palm
Beach and St. Lucie County work-
ers. "The median home price in
Okeechobee County is. only


$145,000, which means we can
now find workers from other
areas a place to live."
Weix feels however that a key
element is missing. That is expo-
sure.
His firm will be marketing
homes to other realtors not just in
the local Okeechobee Multiple
Listing Service, but also in Martin
County, Indian River, Palm Beach,


and Fort Lauderdale/Miami MLS
systems.
"Agents working for my firm
will be able to market their listings
to other realtors from Vero to Key
West. The end result for everyone
will be more sales," said Weix.
The new office is located at
324 N.W. Fifth St. They can be
reached at (772) 288-1900 or
(863) 467-3670.


Ming celebrates anniversary as financial advisor


Sharon Ming, an Edward
Jones financial advisor in Okee-
chobee, still remembers the day
she decided to join the financial
services firm. That was eight
years ago.
"After learning how Edward
Jones financial advisors were
required to meet many mem-
bers of a community before even
being able to open an office, I
knew this was the right firm for
me," Ming said.
"Personal service for individ-
ual investors is key to the success
and longevity of Edward Jones,
and I'm proud to be celebrating
eight years of representing those
values."


"The strength and spirit of
this town are synonymous with
our firm. Okeechobee has been
a great place to call," Ming said.
The fact that Ming works in
the same community in which
she lives in unique among finan-
cial-services firms, most of
which do their business by
phone. By establishing one-bro-
ker offices in communities
throughout the country, howev-
er, Edward Jones enables its
financial advisors to establish
one-on-one business relation-
ships with its investors.
"I've enjoyed doing business
the old-fashioned way in per-
son," Ming said. "And I am look-


ing forward to many more years
serving the investments needs of
my friends, neighbors and busi-
ness associates."
Edward Jones provides finan-
cial services for individual
investors in the United States
and, through its affiliates, in
Canada and the United Kingdom.
Every aspect of the firm's busi-
ness, from the types of invest-
ment options offered to the loca-
tion of branch offices, is designed
to cater to individual investors in
the communities in which they
live and work. The firm's 10,000-
plus financial advisors work
directly with more than seven
million clients to understand


their personal goals from col-
lege savings to retirement and
create long-term strategies for
their investments that emphasize
a well-balanced portfolio and a
buy-and-hold strategy. Edward
Jones embraces the importance
of building long-term, face-to-
face relationships with clients,
helping them to understand and
make sense of the investment
options available today.
Edward Jones is headquar-
tered in St. Louis. The Edward
Jones interactive Web site is
located at
www.edwardjones.com, and its
recruiting Web site is www.
edwardjonesopportunity.com.


submitted photo
Badcock and More owner, is pleased to announce a new
water tight roof that was constructed by Big Lake Roofing.
Standing (left to right) are Short Lamb, crew foreman for Big
Lake Roofing; Linda Ballinger, owner of Badcock And More;
and Kelly Johnson, project manager for Big Lake Roofing.



At last a new,



water tight roof


After dealing withW the after-
math of two hurricanes Badcock
And More finally has a new roof.,
First came a significant
remodeling and a grand opening
complete with family friends and
singer-songwriter, Mel Tillis.
Another storm resulted in more
damage and one half of the inte-
rior of the building was unable
to be used.
insurance, paperwork, and
business prevented repair of the
roof and interior. Two months
ago, Ms. Linda Ballinger, owner
of Badcock And More decided
she would go ahead with the
repair project.
Local roofing contractor, Big
Lake Roofing has completed re-


roofing of the Badcock And
More building. The old roof and
decking was removed and
replacded.,with a fil,-ph built up
roof 'sygteii applied \ ith hot
asphalt.
The unique part of this proj-
ect is the fact that Badcock's has
been able to stay open for busi-
ness throughout the entire
process of re-roofing. Another
local contractor, Lakeview
Builders will complete the interi-
or of the building.
Ms. Ballinger is satisfied with
her new roof and is ready to
complete the remodeling project
and continue the tradition of
serving the people of Okee-
chobee.


w ANNOUNCEMENT ,
We are sad to announce that effective Thursday, April 26,
2007, Ashok N. Reddy, M.D. will be leaving
Drs. Berghash & Lanza, P.L.


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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.
Theatre II "300" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Perfect
Stranger"(R) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
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
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002

BLUE LOCK BAG, vicinity of
Golden Corral or Los Cocas.
(863)697-9816
DS LITE- Black, Tues April 17
@ LaBelle Middle School.
Call w/info (863)675-2896.
$40. REWARD (LaBelle)
PIT BULLS (2) Males, 1 Solid
White. Very friendly! Lost in
vic. of "The Prairie". $500
Reward! (954)444-7959
Walker Hound, female, tricol-
or, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203

BASSETT HOUND- male, 3 yrs
old, to good home only,
(863)697-8711
CURR DOG, 14 months old,
female. Free to good home.
863-634-6948 lv. msg.
GERBILS: 3,6 mo. old babies.
Cute. All black. Free to
homes. (863)261-1153
KITTENS- 1 male, 1 female,
5 1/2 weeks old, to good
homes (863)697-8711
KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good homes.
(863)675-7963
KITTENS- (4) to good homes
(863)634-5796
MIXED LAB PUPPIES (8): 5
weeks old, 5 females, 3
males, all black. Free to good
homes only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES, Mixed breed, will be
large dogs, 8 weeks old, to
good homes only.
(863)675-7963


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SOFA- Queen Sleeper. Excel-
lent condition.
(863)675-3960 LaBelle area
WHIRLPOOL SPA, FREE! fi-
berglass, with wood deck,
you remove. (863)467-8683

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Job Information 225
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ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Motivated, &
reliable. Fax resume to
(863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.


Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 NE 3rd Ave.
DFWP/EOE
DRIVERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL.
Exc. Benefits! Apply at:
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10800 NE 128 Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
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up to $15.00/fhr.
Immediate openings
SERVERS
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For Busy Restaurant
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DFWP
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communication skills a must,
ability to speakiSpanis.h a plus.
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @Adron
Fence 2762 NW 4th Si. Okee.
Sales
REAL ESTATE OFFICE
MANAGER/BROKER
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee
Sand needs Manager/Broker.
Excellent compensation
package.
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Treasure Coast, Inc.
(772)288-1900
Sales
REALTORS NEEDED FOR
NEW OFFICE EXPANSION!
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
We Offer:
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*No desk fees
No transaction fees
MLS from Vero to Key West
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
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For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
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Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Biy cles 530
Book Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Clothing 565
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Computer/Video 580
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Miscellaneous .655
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Pets/Supplies/
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Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
'Tickets 720
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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.
All like brand new! $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
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 ties &
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
GUTTER, Extruded, aluminum,
3x4, 2 pieces, 23'2" & 227",
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

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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 ig, 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


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
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $400 (863)763-6507
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 Iv. msg.
COUCH & CHAIR: Leather,
cream colored. $100.
863-763-5876
CURIO CABINET- wooded, an-
tique, $100 or best offer
(863)675-1410
END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
separately. (863)357-0537
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
SLEEPER SOFA, queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537
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 BALLS, Over 1000,
Many Logo Balls. $150 for
all or best offer.
(863)467-4677


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
YAMAHA GOLF CART- '97,
Elec, new batteries, garage
kept, many extras $1350
(863)824-2280


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. (863)674-9964



HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
(863)983-4940
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)357-3773



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 lbs max capacity,
$3860 new, asking $1850
(863)467-0755
WHEELCHAIR LIFT, Hamar
AL030 Power Tote, for fold-
ing manual wheel chair.
$350 (863)467-0755


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
HOG TRAP, Custom.Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127
TRIM A BRAKE II- Van Mark
T850, 81'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$350. (863)763-5373



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


BEAGLE PUPPIES (3) Female,
Tri-Color. $50 each. No pa-
pers. (863)357-2891
BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be read in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Cfewlston
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
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


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


CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, HD,
Comm., Elec., On wheels
whose & gun. Works per-
fect. $400. (863)357-1784
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $17001
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645
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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


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
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 80!1.
Fann Feed/Products810
Farm Misceflameous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilier 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplles 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
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



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


SHOW HOG, Approx. 250 Ibs.
$450 (863)357-5832 after
7pm.


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 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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



OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1.5ba,
$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, includes 1st & 2 mos.
sec. (863)634-7722
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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
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1200. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1ba, locat-
ed at 310 NE 4th Ave.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage,(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
(772)873-2784
SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/1ba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345
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-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE
in Okeechobee Courthouse
area, Approx 900 sqft.
Call (863)357-8303


Real Estate


BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all cent pd to be used to-
wards down pymt. Reducing
pice to $179,100.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOWI Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Be., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809


No
reasonable
offer
refused
3/1
Waterfront
Must see
$75,000
(239) 340-5950
OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on h'
acre. New manufactured
home, 40 year roof, new
A/C, new dry wall, new car-
pet, new kitchen, new water
system. New Bathrooms.
$165,000. Owner financing
avail. (863)824-6112



WANTED: Land in Lake Okee.
area. To hunt on. Willing to
pay annual lease. Please call
(239)297-6661, Kevin


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

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AXLES (5) & WHEELS (10),
From 14x70 FEMA 2005
trailer, $200 this week.
(941)575-7618



BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1100/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: 2BR/2BA, on 5
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1050/mo. 1st, last &
sec. (863)697-1339
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
$1000/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561)767-6112



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369
GLOBAL HOME, Quiet 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCEDI 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat 40
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000.863-357-1784
SEMINOLE COVE-. on lake,
1700 sq ft, 3br/2ba, ig sun-
room & deck $175,000 Call
(863)357-2211
STUART- 1-2 br, 12'x47',
10'x27' add. 10'x20' deck.
9'x14' pool. New appi
$18,000. (772)219-4164

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ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
$5,300 (561)670-3636
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass,
center console, 115hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer.
$2500 (863)467-4149
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft, 90
hp. Johnson, Top, Trolling
Motor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)228-2622
CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
cessories. $300
(863)763-2076
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
(863)467-1530
GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1900 neg. 863-697-9704
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Ughtsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Iv ms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with roliup windows &
screens, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firmly (863)357-6709
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. $10,000.
neg (863)983-7835


CAMPER, 32', good shape,
aluminum roof, $1200.
(863)697-1493
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! Only pulled 600
mis. Paid $50,000+ will
sacrifice price. Must see to
appreciate. Call for appoint-
ment. 863-763-6677 Day,
863-467-0603 Evening or
863-634-8732 Cell.
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, lbr
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
< Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
rs J ac. a stGarages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631 634-2044
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FRANKLIN, '05, 34', would
make a nice home for 2 or
just take it camping, 14' su-
per slide, Ig. w/d, self-stand-
ing stove, built-in
microwave, Ig. shower/tub
combo w/20 gal. hot water
htr., located at beautiful Big
0 RV Resort, Okeechobee.
Rent pd to 4/2/08. Move In!
or Move It Out! Price very
neg. (863)697-2191


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



OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20 hp
Mercury. Good compression
but needs some repair.
$250. (863)447-6780
WATER SKIS: 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks
good! $2500. Cash... Trade ?
(239)357-6889 LaBelle area-;
HONDA SHADOW 750- '04,
Excellent condition, 2K mi.,
Red, $4500. (863)357-1343
HONDA VTX: '02, 1800 cc's,
low miles, king / queen seats
&. saddlebags. Exc shape.
$7900 neg. 812-9987-2669
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
863-697-2434
SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992
Runs great. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-2974
XR250OR K&N '96- air filter,
good tires, new chain &
sprockets, runs good $600
(203)290-1220
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2400 neg. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA 1982: 1100 cc's,
good condition. $1350 nego-
tiable. 812-987-2669



DIRT BIKE, 100 cc, Great 1st
bike! $400. (863)824-0402
for more info.
GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
HONDA 250 4 WHEELER-
'03, Recon. Green. Great
shape. $2200.
(863)697-0424
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905


SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or will sep.
Call (863)357-7075


Automobiles

.. .....

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



BUICK LESABRE '98, Needs
work, some body damage,
runs good, new parts. $2000
(863)357-2413/447-6424
CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CAMARO Z28: '80, 350 auto, pwr
windows, re-upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng
work. $1200 (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER 2000, Red,
2 door, Runs and Looks
great. 121 K mls. $2500.
(863)634-7325/467-9557
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-7914
FORD MUSTANG GT 1995,
Great body & interior.
$1800. or will part out.
(863)674-0467'
HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best
offer. (863)467-7721
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,
Mint condition, runs great.
$3000 or best offer.
(863)634-8865
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS:
1995, 4.6L, V8, exc power
train, a/c, new ball joints &
more, $1975.863-465-8135
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond, low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K
mi., Cruise, P/W, P/L. Lock
wire hub caps 5 almost. New
tires $700. (863)763-6079

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747


PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is,
$1000. Call for info
772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401.


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



TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo
King Unit. Used for storage.
TK unit last started 1 year
ago. $500. (772)321-8960



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
DODGE PICKUP: 2000, Quad
cab, short bed, excellent
condition. $111,500 neg.
863-674-9073 or 843-0277
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $2500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
SUZUKI SAMURAI- '86, 33"
TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey
Thompson wheels, $3500.
(239)633-7173 Ask Sam
TOYOTA TACOMA- '97, Ext.
cab., 4x4, V-6, 5 spd, Light
damage on front. $4500.
(239)633-7173 Askfor Sam


AIR CONDITION UNIT: For
1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler,
Complete. $260.
(863)763-0944
ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
CARPET- Ford factory, out of a
'07 Ford F350 crew cab.
Charcoal. Perfect condition.
$400. (863)697-0328
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
From 1993 Grand Am. $400.
Call 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
HARD TOPPER: For 6 Ft. Pick
Up. $100. (863)824-0402 '


JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep
logo sewn in, with square
headlights. $50
(863)801-4635
MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand
new, Goodyear. $150.
(863)801-4283
RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offers
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
(863)357-5754
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4.spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840.
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
15. $1200. 863-216-9905
WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2
driver & 2 rears. Aloco Hub
piloted. $650.
(863)528-4444


CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY S10: '86, long bed, 4
cylinder, stick. Motor bad but
many new parts. $300 or
best offer. 863-467-6277
CHEVY TRUCK: '86, with tool
bed, has keys. $200
(863)674-0342 ..
DODGE DAKOTA '96, Sport,
V6, runs great, $3400 or
trade for boat.
(863)801-9136
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
'(863)697-2434
FORD F150- '85, 352 modi-
fied, New eng. & trans. Body
in great shape. $2500. or
best offer. (863)634-4970
FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au-
to. Cold A/C, LWB, 113K mi.
$4000. (239)633-7173 Ask
for Sam
FORD F250 '01- repossession,
rough, not running, $4000
(561)996-6711
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $18,600. 954-328-8627
GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81-
10ft, recent carb, start-
er/clutch. Run/drives good.
$1000 neg (203)290-1220


TRUCK BED RAILS- New in
box. Nasta, Stainless, Fits
'99-Up Chevy Silverado. 6.5'
bed. $150. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from
Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom, great
cond $125 (863)763-4992


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
FORD BRONCO 111989, A/C &
Stereo, 2wd, standard trans.
$1000. (863)558-4437
GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs
& looks good, minor interior
cosmetics. $5000 or best
offer. 239-825-3007




JEEP SAHARA: 99, 14,- 40 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110k mi, runs
reat, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
8000.561-261-6629
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K,
$1.6,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell; Okeechobee


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 or
best offer. (863)634-7210
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$500. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451


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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE ADMIN-
ISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED 2007-2008
ANNUAL BUDGET WILL BE CONSIDERED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD.WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED
AT SUCH MEETING: THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTI-
MONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE.
ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME
AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS.WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO AT-
TEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
206303 ON 4/30/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled Its
May 10, 2007 regular session to convene on Monday, May 7,2007 at 9:00 a.m. in
County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Com-
missioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim recorded of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Debra Lewis or Lynn Shain, no later than two (2)
working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you are hearing
or voice Impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Ray R. DComrner, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
207380 ON 4/30/07


Okeechobee Family Health/ Healthy Start Coalition
Request for Proposals
2007-2008 Healthy Start Care Coordination Program
The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition invites all quali-
fied and interested parties wishing to provide Healthy Start Care Coordi-
nation services In Okeechobee County to submit proposals for
consideration.
Written sealed proposals shall be accepted at the Coalition office until
4:00 PM, Eastern time Monday, May 7, 2007, 575 SW 28th. Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974.
A copy of the Request for Proposals which outlines responsibilities and
selection critedria, can be obtained until 0" OR m Fd1Tj, 'j y 04, 2007
from the Coalition office, 575 SW 28th :.i.,-ri i,~ri,tE,rr, FL 34974,
O863)462-5877.
06000 ON 4/20-30/07 -


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on May 4,2007.
Clay Allen 212 .
Billy Davis 213
Hosea Girtman 104
Joel & Mary King 250
Dawn Martin 488
Alicia Sherboure 328
206396 ON 4/23,30/07


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PROJECT NO. 3713
BUS GARAGE FACILITY
PAVING/DRAINAGE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 34 Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
upto 2:00 p.m. May 31,2007 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Bus Garage Paving/Drainage.
Multipurpose Building
3150 NW 10th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans and
specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of said
plans and specifications In good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will asub-contract work in
connection with this project.
Bid Bond in the amount o5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the
successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee
County a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Florida Statute
Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount ofthe
contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract.
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bond shall be
issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business n the State
of Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+ excellent aond a
financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactorto the Ownerwohin ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be
ofaid by the Contrantor Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
Board Instructions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Rodrida
Statutes. .
Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable.
Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Florida Statutes.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlined above will ie grounds lrare-
ection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said pro-
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, May 17,2007,1:00 p.m., prevail-
Ing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 934 NW 34th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to have the 'existing parking area" paving complete
Ausust 8,2007. At no Eme after August 8, 2007 can the Contractor or Sub-Contrac-
tor impede the operation of Bus Garage. The balance of the project shall be substan-
tially complete d 90 days thereafter. Punch list items and site clean up, shall be
totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to do so will result in liquidated
damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date of actual substan-
tial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion; and a further
sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of ac-
tual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, If any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informalties. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
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Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of
12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write
skits and learn to give presentations. The program will run for six
weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which
to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center.
For information and an application, call 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.





















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May 30, 2007. To reserve space for your

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Deadline is 12 noon, Tues., May 8, 2007


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


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


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

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

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


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