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GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Okeechobee News


Vol. 98 No. 122


Wednesday, May 2, 2007


504 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 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.

N.W 144th Ave.
to close temporarily
A drainage pipe will be
replaced under N.W. 144th
Avenue (East Grade) where it
joins N.W 240th St., forcing the
closure of N.W. 144th Ave. to all
traffic on Wednesday, May 2,
from 9 a.m. until work is fin-
ished in the late afternoon.
For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Road
Department at (863) 763-3514.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and hea'y frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 660
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

9.65 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ...... 15-18
Comics . . . . . .14
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .15
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out .........4.
Sports . . . . . . .6
TV . . . . . . . .16
Weather . . . . . .2
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SFWMD: 'drought is serious'


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A swarm of Florida television
trucks converged in the parking
lot at Jaycees Park at midday on
Tuesday, May 1, for a press con-
ference and a glimpse a rapidly
shrinking Lake Okeechobee.
A press conference held by
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) allowed
people on each coast see what
the people of Okeechobee have
been aware of for some time -


the lake is drastically low.
"The lake is getting lower as
we speak," said Chip Merriam,
SFWMD deputy executive direc-
tor.
Tuesday the lake was at 9.66
feet, edging ever closer to the
record low of 8.97 feet set in May
of 2001.
"This drought is serious," said
Mr. Merriam.
He spoke of the economic
impact of the drought, its effect
on water supply and the fact that
four navigation locks have been


closed.
"It is critical that South Floridi-
ans follow the water restrictions
so that enough of the limited nat-
ural resource is available for
drinking water and environmen-
tal needs," said Mr. Merriam.
"This is not just a local drought
- this affects all of the state."
Mr. Merriam thanked the
media for publicizing the water
conservation regulations and
said now they had a chance to
visually see what Lake Okee-
chobee looks like.


Sone of the driest on record


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The dry lakebed under the pier at Jaycees Park emphasizes the seriousness of the
drought. South Florida Water Management District officials held a press conference on
the pier Tuesday, May 1 to explain the seriousness of the situation.


Fish attracters that once were submerged under the pier at Lock 7 are now completely
exposed as the water level in the Big "0" continues to drop. As of Tuesday morning it
was 9.66 feet.


Rotary learns of city clerk's history


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee met Tuesday, May 1, for
their weekly meeting at Golden
Corral where Deputy Clerk
Melisa Eddings from the City of
Okeechobee did a presentation
concerning the City Clerk posi-
tion and its importance.
The clerk's position dates
back to Biblical times, where
they were known as "Remem-
brancer" or one who literally
remembered all the historic
facts. It was the American set-
tlers in Jamestown who started
the current legal aspect of the
clerk's position as it is known
today.
In 1984, then-President
Ronald Regan first proclaimed
Municipal Clerks Week which is
currently under way. It began
Sunday, April 29, and ends Sat-
urday, May 5. At the last Okee-
ch6bee City Council meeting
Mayor James Kirk issued a
proclamation declaring these


dates for 2007.
In other Rotary business,
they will be holding their fourth
annual Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail (LOST) ride-run-
walk on Saturday, May 19. Ori-
entation will begin at 7 a.m. at
the Scott Driver boat ramp on
S.R. 78W.
All proceeds benefit the
Okeechobee Rotary scholarship
fund and Martha's House. Reg-
istrations can be mailed to Jim
McInnes at Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972. They
are also still accepting sponsor-
ship funds.
For information, call (863)
763-3101.
The Rotary club will also be
participating with Hobe
Sound/Port Salerno Rotary
Club's Air Poker Run event. This
is an organized charity event
where pilots and airplanes trav-
el to pre-selected destinations
and receive a playing card in a
sealed envelope at each destina-


tion.
In this case they will be play-
ing five card stud. At the end of
the run, the pilot with the best
hand wins a prize. Okeechobee
is one of the stops where pilots
will receive a sealed envelope
with a card to complete their
hand of five.
They will be, traveling from
Stuart to Fort Pierce to Vero
Beach to Okeechobee to North
Palm Beach County and back to
Stuart, for a total of 143 miles.
This event raises money for
the charitable organizations to
which Rotary contributes.
The planes will be flying into
the Okeechobee airport and will
be going into the Landing Strip
Cafe from 9 a.m. until approxi-
mately I .p.i-. where members
of the Okeechobee Rotary Club
will be orThand to sign them in
and give them their envelopes.
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Public Issues Forum at
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ChaunaAguilar may be reached
at caguilar@newszap.com.


"This is not just a local
drought this affects
all of the state,"
- Chip Merriam, SFWMD
deputy executive director.
Ben Nelson, a meteorologist
with the state department of
emergency management, said
the 2006 drought is the third
worst since 1895. He also predict-
ed higher than normal tempera-
tures, producing an environment


conducive for wildfires.
Mr. Nelson proposed a three-
fold plan. His first point was to
get ready for hurricane season.
The second point was to con-
serve water, and the third point
was to prevent wildfires.
"Everybody needs to do their
part," he added. "Our main con-
cern is that we'll have a La Nina
develop this summer in the equa-
torial Pacific. La Nina typically

See Drought Page 2


Tilton earns



NBCT tribute


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Kay Duke, president of the
Okeechobee branch of National
Board Certified Teachers
(NBCT), opened Friday
evening's fifth annual recogni-
tion program to honor Okee-
chobee's newest NBCT
inductee, Debbie Tilton of Ever-
glades Elementary School.
Mrs. Tilton didn't start out to
be a board certified teacher. She
didn't even start her professional
life wanting to be a teacher.
Instead, she started her work
career as a baker.
From there she worked on a
potato farm in Pennsylvania.
But, farming didn't satisfy her
need to learr.. 31._ worked dur-
ing the day and went to school at
night, eventually becoming a
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
After moving to Florida, she
continued to work as a nurse in
Putnam County. Somewhere


along her journey, she was given
the opportunity to become a
teacher's aide. After working in
the classroom assisting the
teachers, Mrs. Tilton realized
that she truly loved the challenge
of the classroom.
Fate once again came calling
and Mrs. Tilton took the oppor-
tunity to attend Bethune-Cook-
man College in Daytona Beach.
She continued to work during
the day and attend school at
night.
After graduation Mrs. Tilton
took a job teaching third grade in
Putnam County, where she
stayed for the next two years.
But once again, fate had some-
thing else in mind for Mrs. Tilton.
A teaching position opened
up in Okeechobee County and
Mrs. Tilton and her children hit
the road for Okeechobee where
she has found her home. She

See Tribute-Page 2


Units battle


120-acre blaze


near Fort Drum


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A brush fire claimed 120
acres of Rawlins property Sun-
day afternoon in rural Fort
Drum.
The fire was reported as a
1- to 2-acre fire at 12:18 p.m.
By 12:48 p.m. it had become a
30-50 acre fire.
Members of the Okee-
chobee Fire/Rescue and Divi-
sion of Forestry (DOF) battled
the blaze until 6:21 p.m.
Fire/Rescue sent three brush


trucks, one engine and nine
people to work the fire. DOF
had one helicopter, two bull-
dozers and numerous person-
nel on-site to bring the blaze
under control.
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins, from Okeechobee
Fire/Rescue, there have been
calls on Tuesday that the fire
had flared up again. But when
it was checked, the area was
still smoldering.
Ranger Phillips from the

See Blaze Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The City of Okeechobee's Deputy Clerk Melisa Eddings did
a presentation at the Rotary Club of Okeechobee's weekly
meeting concerning Municipal Clerk's Week which began
Sunday, April 29, and ends Saiturday, May 5. She told club
members of the importance of the municipal clerk to main-
tain the history of the city or town they serve by detailing the
duties of the clerk.


C.








2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Men charged with robbery grand theft


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men were
arrested late Monday in connection
with the alleged theft of $300 in
cash from another man.
Arrested April 30 were Antho-
ny David Bormuth, 19, N.E. 106th
St., and Robert Leitner, 20, N.W.
39th Ave. Both men were charged
with the felonies of robbery and
grand theft, and the misde-


Drought
Continued From Page 1
means drought in Florida."
A La Nina occurs when cooler
than average waters are recorded
in equatorial Pacific waters. This
shifts the jet stream northward,
preventing storm systems and
rain from impacting Florida in the
fall, winter and spring.
Dr. Susan Gray, SFWMD
deputy department director for
watershed development, said the
drought brought mixed blessings.
Her organization has been
replanting native vegetation and
dredging muck from the lake bot-
tom in an effort to get it back to its
naturally sandy condition.
At the May 10 SFWMD board
of governors meeting, more strin-
gent water restrictions could be
put in place.
In Okeechobee, lawn water-
ing is currently restricted to two
days a week.
Mr. Merriam said if the area
received 3 feet of rainfall, there
would still be a drought.
He said law enforcement and
code enforcement officials have
been given ticket books and
training to enforce the drought
regulation. Concerned citizens
have been calling SFWMD to
report violations and they have
been referring them to the
appropriate law enforcement
agency.
Mr. Merriam spoke of the pos-


meaner or battery.
Bormuth's was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of
$18,500 bond, while Leitner's
bond was set at $13,500.
An Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) arrest report by Deputy
Paul Jackson indicates that the two
men went to the victim's home in the
northwest portion of the county
around 7:30 p.m. Once on the porch
of the man's home, Leitner reportedly
grabbed the victim's right arm while


Bormuth grabbed the left arm.
While holding the man, they
took the victim's wallet that con-
tained $313 and his identification
card, stated Deputy Jackson's report.
Both men were in custody by
10:30 p.m. Monday.
The deputy's report does not
indicate if the victim was injured in
the alleged robbery.
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Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
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atokeditor@okeechobee.com


Anthony
Bormuth


Leitner


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Television crews from both Florida coasts covered the press conference held Tuesday, May
1, on the pier at Jaycees Park. Chip Merriam, deputy executive director for South Florida
Water District, explained the seriousness of the drought.


sibility of year-round conserva-
tion measures.
When asked about saltwater
intrusion in coastal wells, he said
there are four wells that they are
monitoring daily.
Locally, rainfall in Okee-
chobee was above normal in
April.
According to Okeechobee


Okeechobee News/Dee Hamilton
Smoke and flames filled the air Sunday afternoon, April 29, as
personnel from the Department of Forestry and Okeechobee
County/Fire Rescue battled a 120-acre brush fire in Fort Drum.


Blaze

Continued From Page 1
DOF said all that is still smolder-
ing is the duff and old tree
stumps.
There is a red flag warning
still in place for Okeechobee


County due to the heightened
chance of fire because of lack of
rain and low humidity.
"There have been very few
fires caused by humans," said
Ranger Phillips. "The burn ban is
really working. People are very
aware of the fire danger and are
taking the ban seriously."


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee School Board member Joe Arnold (right) pre-
sented Debbie Tilton (left) with a plaque commemorating her
achievement in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.


Tribute

Continued From Page 1
has been with the Okeechobee
school system for seven years and
is now teaching third grade at Ever-
glades Elementary School.
But, the story continues. Not
content to "just" be a teacher, Mrs.
Tilton once again answered a new
challenge. This time she went after
board certification. Through many
long hours, a great deal of hard
work and continued support from
her family, Mrs. Tilton has met her
latest goal to become a National
Board certified teacher.
"National Board Certification is
a symbol of professional teaching
excellence. With this certification,
teachers, like other professionals,
can achieve distinction by demon-
strating they meet high and rigor-
ous standards. Not only are teach-
ers strengthened in their practice,
but Florida's school children bene-
fit in the classroom," said former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Becoming a board certified


teacher requires a great deal of
time, countless hours of work and
dedication to the teaching profes-
sion. Only 4 out of 10 pass on their
first attempt at certification.
With 55,000 board certified
teachers across the United States,
Florida is ranked second with
9,236. North Carolina is currently
ranked first with 11,327.
What does this mean to stu-
dents? In classrooms with board
certified teachers, it has been docu-
mented that learning gains by stu-
dents are equivalent to an extra
month of instruction in the class-
room..
By the way, fate was not fin-
ished with Mrs. Tilton. She and her
children traveled 1,800 miles from
a small farming community in
Pennsylvania to find and marry Ted
Tilton, a potato farmer in Okee-
chobee.
What will be Mrs. Tilton's
next challenge? Only time and
fate will tell.
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IssuesForum at wwwnewszap.com.
ReporterLomaJablonskn may be
reachedat Uablonski@newszap.com.


County Airport manager Vernon
Gray, the total April rainfall at the
airport was 2.78 inches, which
was 0.43 inches above the nor-
mal of 2.35 inches. Mr. Gray went
on to say that April was the first
month since December that we
have had above average rainfall.
For the year through April
Okeechobee has had 4.31 inches


of rain, which is 5.17 inches
below the normal of 9.48. When
added to the 3.5 below normal
for the year in 2006, the area is
8.67 inches below normal over
the last 16 months.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawdamay be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Community Events

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350;' .... ....
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture
packages to raise money to support their building fund. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-8228.


News Briefs

Local court cases now online
OKEECHOBEE Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of
circuit court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now offers
Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a variety
of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index and
progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at
www.clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.
Realtors establish scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will
be offering a scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime
local Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate.
All scholarship donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
For information call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-
0004.
Group providing animal rescue
OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee
is currently providing rescue, pick up and transport of sick, injured,
orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged to
give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.
Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee Christ-
ian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.
FAU offering business course
OKEECHOBEE Florida Atlantic University will bffer a unique pro-
gram for individuals interested in starting or expanding their own small
businesses.
Participants in this hands-on course identify and develop necessary
business skills, scan the community for small business opportunities,
and prepare a business plan that includes a marketing plan and finan-
cial projections. This is an eightweek course.
Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 until 9 p.m. Jim Lilly will be the
instructor for the course.
The cost of the program is $100, with $90 refunded upon comple-
tion of the course. The course will begin May 2 at the Holiday Inn
Express, 3101 U.S. 441 South.
For information or an application to participate in the program,
contact Jim Lilly at (863) 840-9923 between the hours'of 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Enrollment is limited to 12 per class.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. Highs
will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to
10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s. The
wind will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers in the
morning. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
southeast around 5 mph, shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.

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First grade
A group of first grade students
learned about Italy and another,
group about the
Sonoran Desert. This
gave them the
opportunity ti
understand and
appreciate that each W
culture is unique and rich.
On April 26, the school cele-
brated Culture Day. This allowed
the students to display what they
had learned.
Did you know that broccoli
originated from Italy, and the
first cultivation of broccoli in the
United States was not until 1922?
Did you know that the
Saguaro cactus located in the
Sonoran Desert can grow as high
as 50 feet (15.2 meters) and live
about 200years?
April birthdays: Happy birth-
day-Feliz cumpleanos to the fol-
lowing students: Zayon Alder-
man, Ruben Bustos, Jarrett
Faulkner, Mya Frank, Daniel Gar-
cia, Jacob Kahn, Ivon Tapia, Luis
Terrazas, Dylan Walker and
Teodolo Yanez.
Students of the week for the
month of April: Sara Bishop, Ivy
Campell, Skylar Casian, Carmen
Corea, Jarrett Faulkner, Rayh
Quan Futch, Dustin, Holmes,
Rudy Juarez, Adan .Magana,
Paulina Meras,.Hailey Spearow,
Ivon Tapia, Sally A. Tijerina,
Dylan Walker and Sabrina Wells.
Fourth grade
In Mr. Goff's class a few of us
are still working very hard to
memorize our multiplication
facts. Over half of the class can
pass their hot pencils multiplica-
tion test with a 100 percent accu-
racy every time they take it. We
hope to be adding some more
names to that list soon. In math
we are working on chapter 22


which deals with adding and
subtracting fractions. We will be
looking at how to add and sub-
tract fractions with common and
uncommon denominators. In,
science we are learning about
the different body systems. We
are learning about what the dif-
ferent systems do and what func-
tion they serve. In reading we
are taking our theme four holis-
tic test and vocabulary test. We
are also working hard on meet-
ing our Accelerated Reader goal
this quarter.
Fourth grade is excited about
the return of their FCAT Writing
Plus results there are over 40 stu-
dents who will be able to egg or
pie Mr. Paulson and some of
them, in fact, three students will
be able to pick an adult of their


choice to slime or egg. Can you
believe that? That will be a fun
day. The entire team of fourth
grade teachers is very proud of
the group. Every child did their
best. ,
Congratulations to April Floyd
andLogan Evans who will repre-
sent Central Elementary at the
District Level of competition for
the Tropicana Public Speaking
Contest. And a big hurrah to
Katie Muldoon for getting honor-
,'able mention at third 'place.
In room 204, the students are
excited as they finally made one
challenge set forth some time
ago. One day there was 100 per-
cent of the students returning
their homework. Wow, a treat is
next. Then, in room 205, the
expectation of a class average


score was exceeded by.three-
tenths of a percent. That was
big, and another reward is to fol-
low. Mrs. Pritchard is very proud
of those students who are con-
tiniing to work hard and finish
strong. Parents, please. return
progress reports as soon as pos-
sible. Please also stop by the
hallway to see our Hall of Rocks
and our Poetry Step Books, as
well as some "wanted" geomet-
ric shapes.
Sea World News: we are a
"go". All permission slips and
bus fare was due on April 20. All
Sea World ticket money is due
May 4. Parents, if you have any
questions, please contact your
child's homeroom teacher via
the agenda book or call Mrs.
Pritchard at (863) 697-2600.


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Obituaries

Barbara '
Helen Thomas
Barbara Helen Thomas, 86,
died Saturday, April 29, 2007, at
kaulerson Hospital.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920,
and has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the last 20 years. She
was a lifetime member of the
Ladies Auxiliary, of thie Baptist
faith and enjoyed fishing.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Mayo H. Thomas.
She is survived by: son Mayo E.
Thomas (Dorothy); daughter Eve-
lyn Ford (Dan); daughter-in-law
Wanda Newsome; and, sister
Winford Adams& In, addition, she
Is survived by five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday,
May 3, 2007, from 10 a.m. until
service time at 11 a.m. A private
interment will be held in Evergreen
Cemetery next to her husband.
_ In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeethobee, Fl, 34973.
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
PROGRAMS: I saw in the paper that the Okeechobee substance
abuse council (OSAC) sponsored a free concert at a local school. Unfor-
turnately, the bands were Christian bands. I want to tell everybody out
there who has a rehab in their future that you do not have to be a Christ-
ian to join AA or NA. Don't let that scare you away. A "higher power"
belief is encouraged, but you do not have to believe in any church's doc-
trine. Your higher power can be the group conscience of the meeting
group you go to, if you like, or the "music of the spheres." Something
greater than yourself- God, The Great Spirit, Mother Earth it's individ-
ual to what works for you. That's what's so good about programs like
AA.

TREATMENT: I hope OSAC is not thought of as a 'mission.' That type
of substance abuse treatment did not work before AA. I hope the only
reason OSAC sponsored Christian music was because it was at a school,
which made the lines of acceptability extremely narrow. On the other
hand, if embracing Christianity or Judaism, or whatever works for
you in your recovery then go for it.

TIPS: Although most pizza delivery companies charge a delivery fee,
this fee is not passed on to the drivers. The drivers depend on the tips
that they receive from the consumer only. Please keep this in mind when
you next order pizza delivery.

DELIVERIES: I did not know that until the pizza delivery drivers in a
city up north wanted to form a union; then it was on the news. I always
thought the delivery charge went to the drivers. It would make sense to
think that it did. Why is there a fee for delivery to pay the drivers their
salary? If so, then why not have a fee to pay the salaries of the cooks and
cashiers.

CHARGES: I guess if you tip somebody for walking your food to you,
the drivers should get a tip too. Do the pizza companies want to discour-
age people asking for deliveries? As we all know, one way to curb peo-
ple from doing anything is to charge them for it. That's why some local
towns are charging more for water usage.

LANGUAGE: The media has gone too far with the foul language. But
you can't say it is all right for a black rapper to use a word but be offend-
ed if a white commentator says the same word. If they want this type of
language to be banned, then they should stop using it and refuse to buy
any CDs, or go to any movies that use this type of language.

AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: I think the cattlemen own the current arena
outright, but it needs a lot of repair. If they move to the Agri-Civic Center
they can sell their arena property, which is right there on U.S. 441 and
probably worth a lot of money. Since the cattlemen only use their arena
twice year, that might make sense for them. But I wonder, what would
happen to all of the other groups that have been enjoying using that
arena? The cattlemen have always been very nice about letting people
use it. But if it's gone, where would groups like Big Lake Trailriders go?


Community Events

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
parents can do to help keep their children safe while on the inter-
net. Cyber-bullying and online predators will be discussed as well
as popular social sites. The first night of the program will be Tues-
day, 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 sec-
ond 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 interested parties.
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.


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Landmark ruling
If you only watch CBS or ABC
on TV or if you only happen to
read almost any of the national
print media you probably
know nothing about a very
important landmark ruling of the
Federal Appeals Court in Wash-
ington, D.C., on March 9.
What's this, you're wonder-
ing?
In the Parker vs. U.S. case, the
court said "The Second Amend-
ment means the right of personal
protection, which is understood
as the right to defend oneself
against attacks by lawless individ-
uals, or if necessary, to resist and
throw off tyrannical government."
Obviously, most national media
was so very dumbstruck and
shocked they simply couldn't
bring themselves to report on it.
Of course, Washington, D.C., is
appealing this to the Supreme
Court but the Federal Appeals


Court Judge is submitting over 60
pages of strong supporting docu-
mentation to support his ruling.
In the very wise and sage
words of my good friend Joe Tar-
taro, the executive editor of "Gun
Week Newspaper," "... get ready
for the gunfight at the Constitu-
tion corral."
Turning 72 myself soon, I've
often wondered if this would
actually happen in my lifetime.
Personally I'm proud to be a
member of what the anti-gun
media sarcastically calls The Gun
Lobby. I've been a very active NRA
member over 50 years, and 27
years ago I was an initial member
of the Unified Sportsman of Florida.
Over the years of my member-
ship I worked my way up to direc-
tor, vice president and finally pres-
ident of the U.S.F. and I'm still a
U.S.F. member today.
Next, the NRA membership
nationwide elected me to two


Upcoming Events

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
Tantle 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. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty 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.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For
information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Friday
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.
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also 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.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street
at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the
first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring
to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gath-
ering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa
Brown at (863) 357-3318.


consecutive terms as an NRA
director.
Moving to Okeechobee from
Vero Beach some 14 years ago, I
began the Gun Owners of Okee-
chobee.
Prior to moving to Okee-
chobee I was in law enforcement
and criminal investigation on the
' coast, and am a certified firearms
instructor. Not even counting
many in law enforcement and
security officers, I have freely
instructed well over 8,000 civil-
ians with the handguns since
1972. Some already were NRA
members, and many more soon
became NRA members. Some
seven or eight of my students
actually utilized deadly force justi-
fiably, and were not arrested,
indicted or charged.
Interestingly, more of them
than I have fingers and toes have
called me later to tell me just how
they stopped a crime from occur-
ring because they were armed.


This really makes my lifelong
efforts very worthwhile and
rewarding for me.
Bill F. Stegkemper,
NRA benefactor life member

P.S. The horrific shooting at Vir-
ginia Tech recently occurred. The
anti-gunners just like ghouls danc-
ing in victims' blood will be quick
to blame it on guns. Wrong, the
real culprit is our national gun-free
school zone law, which affords
psychotic killers a completely free
fire area at helpless victims. When
police finally arrive, they simply
commit suicide just like at
Columbine and the Amish school
house. Israel was plagued with
similar school mass murders, and
theywisely chose to allow qualified
teachers, staff and students to be
armed. This stopped completely
the killings. No more free fire areas
of helpless victims existed any-
more for their carnage.


Community Events

Ministerial group will meet
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association will meet Wednes-
day, May 2, starting at noon at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Par-
rott Ave.

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.

Yard sales help Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday,
May 3, and Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds
from the yard sales will help with patient care at Hospice of
Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For information, contact
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

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 informa-
tion, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting at Beef O'Brady's, in the meeting room, on
Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Please note that the meeting is sched-
uled one week earlier than usual. Agenda items include discus-
sion of the association's plans for participation in the Memorial
Day Bike Rally. For information call i863) 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. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month
Joan will give a demonstration using buttons, ribbons and
stitching in your scrapbooking 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 cur-
rently working. For information call Carolyn 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 horticultur-
alist. The topic of the show will be the drought and how to cre-
ate a Florida friendly yard. For information, call Carol Cloud Bai-
ley at (772) 260-2132 or yarddoccarol@aol.com.

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

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5,
and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days
must be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers
course material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety
Program. AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors
age 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent
for your three-year discount upon completion of the class. For
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 Okee-
chobee Rotary scholarship fund and Martha's House. Make
checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-Walk and mail regis-
trations 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 meeting and is open to the public. For information, call
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-
6064.

OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/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.









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6 SPORTS


Local cowgirls reach Wrangler Jr. Rodeo finals


Three local cowgirls have
qualified for the Wrangler Jr.
Rodeo state finals that will take
place in Okeechobee on Saturday,
May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center on
S.R. 70 E.
They are Lexi Peaden,
Gabrielle Garden and Carlie
Lanier.
Peaden is currently ranked sec-
ond in breakaway; sixth in bar-
rels, fourth in pole bending, fifth
in goat tying and fourth in all
around.
Garden is ranked sixth in pole
bending, 14th in barrels, 12th in
goat tying and 17th in all around.
Lanier has qualified for the
state finals by finishing 13th in
pole bending and 25th in all
around.
These young cowgirls will be
competing for a spot on the


national team which will travel to
Gallup, N.M., in July and repre-
sent Florida in the world's largest
junior rodeo. They will be com-
peting against over 800 of the best
rodeo contestants from around
the United States.
The top four contestants in
each event will earn a spot on the
national team. Last year Florida
finished in the top 20 in team rop-
ing, winning the national title;
fourth in barrel racing; seventh in
tie down roping; eighth in girls'
breakaway roping; and, 18th in
girls goat tying.
The Florida team finished in
eighth place overall.
Saturday's rodeo will begin at
2 p.m. and Sunday's event will
kick-off at 9 a.m. There is no
admission fee.
For information, call (863) 634-
7825.


Submitted photo
Three local cowgirls have qualified for the Wrangler Jr.
Rodeo State Finals. They are (left to right) Gabrielle Carden,
Carlie Lanier and Lexi Peaden.


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rodeo held on April 27 and 28.
The pressure was on for sever-
al of the members of the Florida
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last weekend since it was the last
rodeo of the season and the last
chance for these cowboys and
cowgirls to earn points to qualify
as one of the top 15 in their event
for the state finals.
J.R. Gomez placed second on
day one and fourth on day two to
give him the team roping champi-
onship title.
Maci Culligan placed seventh in
the team roping event on the second
day of competition. Shelby Garden
placed 10th on day one and Breanne
Lee placed 10th on day one.


Chasey Bass took second on
day one and day two of the saddle
bronc competition.
Jacoby Johns placed third on
day one of the bareback competi-
tion.
Nick Mazilli took eighth on day
one of the calf roping event.
Jessie Cofield placed sixth on
day two of the breakaway compe-
tition.
In barrel racing, Shelby Garden
placed fifth on day one and Jessi-
ca Ziglar placed sixth on day one.
In pole bending Jessica Ziglar
placed first on day two. Shelby
Garden placed eighth on day two.
Shelby Garden placed ninth on
day two of the goat tying event.
The team has now completed
its rodeo season with the excep-
tion of state and national finals


events.
The following team members
have placed in the top 15 in their
respective events and have
earned a trip to the state finals at
the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissim-
mee on June 7-10.
They are: barrels Jessica Ziglar
placed eighth and Justina Stokes
tied for 15th; pole bending Jessica
Ziglar placed third; breakaway -
Breanne Lee finished in 10th place;
girls cutting Kayla Davis finished
sixth; bareback Jacoby Johns firn-
ished in second place; saddle
bronc Chasey Bass finished firs;
bull riding Logan Coker 11th; calf
roping Nick Mazilli finished sixth;
team roping J.R. Gomez tied for
fourth; boys' cutting Chasey Bass
finished in third place.
The remainder of the team fin-


ished as follows: barrels (21)
Shelby Carden, (27) Olivia Del-
burn; pole bending (19), Shelby
Garden and (26) Breanne Lee
tied; breakaway (24) Jessie
Cofield, (26) Jessica Ziglar and
Shelby Garden tied and (30) Maci
Culligan; goat tying (17) Shelby
Garden, (20) Maci Culligan and
(26) Jessie Cofield; bull riding -
(16) Sydney Barber; team roping -
(23) Breanne Lee, (24) Maci Culli-
gan, (25) Nick Mazzilli and (26)
Shelby Garden.
The team is still selling their
new Okeechobee High School
Rodeo decal as a fundraiser for
the team. If you are interested in
purchasing one of these decals to
show your support of the team,
contact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
5815.


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Osmnski, Cruse finish on top in BFL tourney


Val Osinski of Pompano
Beach clinched first place in the
angler division of the Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League (BFL) tour-
nament held this past weekend
at Scott Driver Park.
Osinski had a total of 27.03
lbs. to capture the $2,682 first
prize.
In the co-angler division,
Sherman Cruse of Stuart finished
in first place with 24.06 lbs. He
took home a check for $1,578 for
his effort.
One hundred forty-eight
anglers and co-anglers left Scott
Driver at safe light in search of
fish Saturday morning. The
anglers battled heat and low
water conditions as they went
for the cash and valuable points.
Others finishing in the money
in the anglers' division were: (2)
Chris Rand of Ft. Lauderdale -
22.14 lbs. $1,578; (3) Jim Hur-
lock, Jr. of Lake Worth 18.13
lbs. $1,052; (4) Byron Childers
of Coconut Creek 18.05 lbs. -
$736; (5) James Conrad of Alva -


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brough of Sebastian 18.00 Ibs. -
$579; (7) Sean Stickler of Ft.
Lauderdale 17.01 lbs. $526; (8)
Greg Sorrell of Fort Myers 15.12
lbs. $473; (9) Ken Fitton of Lox-
ahatchee 14.10 lbs $421; (10)
Brian Prowant of Moore Haven -
14.07 lbs. $368; (11) Justin
Schwier of Okeechobee 13.14
lbs. $331; (12) Leonard Jones
of Mims 13.10 lbs. $305; (13)
Dean Heasley of Naples 12.10
lbs. $295; and, (14) Robert
Beatty of Clermont 12.07 lbs. -
$279.
Other local anglers finished
as follows: (15) Larry Crossman;
(20) Steve Fairtrace; (28) Doug
Vest; (44) Don Howard; and,
(50) Robert Stafford.
Those finishing in the money
in the co-angler division were:
(2) Jeff Ross of Vero Beach -
20.00 lbs. $789; (3) Christopher
Liotti of Tamarac 15.05 lbs. -
$526; (4) Randy Marrs of Palm
Bay 14.12 lbs. $368; (5) Mark
Brader of Loxahatchee 1.4.04


lbs. $316; (6) Tim Simko of Port
St. Lucie 13.12 lbs. $289; (7)
Chris Brill of Lehigh Acres 13.02
lbs. $263; (8) Brock Stanaland
of Jupiter 12.13 lbs. $237; (9)
Rayfield Reeves of Tamarac -
12.09 lbs. $210; (10) Doug Gar-
ner of Port St. Lucie 12.03 lbs. -
$184; (11) Terry Byerly of Sara-
sota 12.01 lbs. $166; (12)
David Milo of DeBary 11.08 lbs.
- $153; (13) Mike Young of
Clewiston 11.06 lbs. $147;
and, Philip Slack of Pembroke
Pines 11.04 lbs.- $139.
Other local co-anglers fin-
ished as follows: (23) Ernie
Johnson; (32) David Sterling;
(33) Charles Eaton, Jr.; (63) Ms.
Hillbilly Howard; and, (68) David
Stout.
The big fish award in the
angler division went to Greg Sor-
rell. He brought a 9.08-lb. lunker
to the scale to collect $370.
The big fish award in the co-
angler division went to Jeff Ross
for his 9.12-lb. catch. He collect-
ed a check for $185.


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.

Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
competitive cheerleading squad
continues to grow every day, and
it's not too late to join the fun.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
join.
Bass club meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.

Oakview church
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
It is a four-man team scramble
with proceeds aiding youth to go to
summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green fee,
cart and barbecue lunch. There
will be prizes and awards. The
meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd St.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are available
at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863) 763-
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8 LIFESTYLES


Anniversaries


Buddy and Dede Platt
Buddy and Dede Platt
Buddy and Dede Platt of Okee-
chobee celebrated' their 45th
anniversary on April 21, 2007,
with a trip to Hawaii with neigh-
bors and friends.


Births

Margaret Yeding
AnneYeilding


Scott and Christie Yeilding of
Columbus, Ga., are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter Margaret Anne.
She was born on April 3,
2007, at Doctors Hospital in
Columbus, Ga. She weighed 8
lbs., 9 ozs., and was 21 inches
long.
Maggie was welcomed home
by her parents.
Maternal grandparents are
Glen and Gloria Pinkston of
Albany, Ga.
Paternal grandparents are Ben-
nett and Ruth Yeilding and the late
Betty Ann Yeilding of Okee-


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They were married on April 21,
1962, in West Palm Beach.
Their children are: Paige and
Jack Cofield of Okeechobee, and
Bridgette and Jeff Sheffield of
Okeechobee. They have five
grandchildren.


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Margaret Anne Yeildingi
chobee.
Great-grandparents are Laura
Ann Pinkston of Albany, Ga.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


To the friends and relatives of
Victor Madrigal, thank you. Some-
how it doesn't seem like enough
and yet it seems to say so much.
We were blessed with medical
staff, friends and family who pro-
vided medical care, nourishment
for the body and nourishment for
the soul and for you we are thank-
ful. You each helped in his care
when we needed it the most.
He loved to be surrounded by
laughter and good food and in his
honor you helped us do just that.
Thank you for joining us in cele-
brating his life. We are certain his
heart was filled with joy at seeing
everyone come together in
church and in his backyard.
We had a life full of laughter,
love and memories and for that
we are thankful. We were the best
family we knew how to be and for
that we are thankful. We were
able to say "I love you" all the way


to the end and for that we are
thankful. For sharing in our lives
and making it all possible, what-
ever you role, we are thankful.
While it is a sad time for our
family we are comforted in know-
ing he is in a better place. Your
presence, your prayers and your
condolence continue to comfort
us.
Thank you for so much.
Lupe, Lisa, Moe and Emilio
Madrigal
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The Chobee Starz competitive
cheerleading team would like to
thank all the sponsors who
helped support our team this sea-
son.
The Chobee Starz finished
their season by placing second in-
the Open National Championship
in Fort Lauderdale.
We couldn't have done it with-
out your support.


Weddings


Daniel and Alisa Bodden
Morris Bodden
Alisa F. Morris and Daniel C.
Bodden were joined in marriage
on March 24, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Eula M. Chrzaszcz and Frank D.
Morris, deceased.
The groom is the son of
Churchill and Sandra Bodden.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Congregational Church in
Boca Raton. Pastor Tom Lacey
officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by Eula and Edward Chrza-
szcz.
The bride wore a strapless


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white organza A-line dress. She
carried a bouquet of all shades of
pink roses. The maid/matron of
honor was Jaimie Lauren. Brides-
maids were Lesly Taylor, Nancy
Metcalf and Lily Thompson. The
flower girl was Megan Thomp-
son.
The groomsmen were Brian
Butler, Justin Beckham, Bridges
Aderhold and Jordan Kline.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Maggiano's
in Boca Raton. After a honey-
moon trip to Las Vegas, the cou-
ple will reside in Miami.
The bride and groom are both
employed with Macy's.


FORT PIERCE The Indian
River Community College Hall-
strom Planetarium will present
"Report from Venus" planetari-
um show.
Audiences will learn how
Venus is like Earth and is often
described as the Earth's twin.
Marvel as the Magellan space-
craft reveals the secrets of
Venus.
"Report from Venus" will be
presented on May 11 and 12, and
June 8 and 9. Planetarium show
times are Friday evenings at 7
and 8 p.m., and Saturday after-
noons at 2 and 3 p.m.
Tickets are $3 each and may
be purchased in advance or 30
minutes prior to show times at
the IRCC box office depending


on availability. Planetarium
shows are recommended for
adults and for children over the
age of 4.
The Hallstrom Planetarium's
temperature is maintained at 72
degrees for the benefit of the sys-
tem's optics and electronics. Vis-
itors may want to bring a
sweater.
Tickets for all shows may be
purchased at the IRCC box
office, located at the IRCC main
campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., in
Fort Pierce, Monday through Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; or
by telephone with VISA, Master-
Card or American Express.
Call the IRCC box office at
462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-
220-9915 to reserve your seats.


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Community Events


Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs
instruction course that complies with Florida employment requirements
for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the successful completion of a multiple
choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local Red Cross
office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
. Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda
at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets are
being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide super-
vision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil'Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior
members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
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Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift.
This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You
must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child
care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is located
across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information, call Lori
Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
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Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123


Sps & &ew
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts
Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories ,
Gift Baskets for All Occasions
* Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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7 Days A Week
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391



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OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owooned & Oped by Car.os &Marna Bamon (#30e)


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Wodlrs Compensation Pesonal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
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Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
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Dan's /
Framing, ic.
All Types of Interior
Wall Framing
Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St. Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033
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LIC#: 0CSL1624-01


SPOOL liks


13,465,4874


For all your Elecriad Needs

'( ) Tri-Con
Electric, LLC
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-697-1356
Lic. #ER0006321




FISHING TRIPS
e
EXOTIC
EVERGLADES
OSCARS CICHLIDS TILAPIA
Dick Grieves
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 467-2063



Publix.
WH ERE SitHOP ININ i A PLEASURE,
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


QUALITY \1 A/C

Celebrating
23 Years

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APPLIANCES


Parts & Repairs on
All Name Brands
ACROSS FROM WENDY'S
ON HWY 70 EAST
763-0304
Owned and Operated by Sue & Jody


GLENN I.
SNEIDiFR, LLC
Crimial Law
FITily Iy CivM" aw
200 S.W4h Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


865*557*1859
TRIUDS Hair & Tanning
Yellow Box Shoes Hair & Tanning Accessories
3037 Hwy 70 East Okeechobee


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Air Conditioning of Okeechobee, Inc.
SALES SERVICE -INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial* Mobile Home
2307 Hwv441 SE Okeechobee
357-2717
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HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800
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Shutters
4253 Hwy. 441 South Okeechobee
(863) 357-6555


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313 NW 4T" AVENUE
TEL. 863-357-1551
FAX. 863-357-1558


1B OUQUETS
Fresh & Silk Flowers
Fresh Greens
Weddings & Funerals
Ashley Adams Owner/Manager
2303 S. Parrott Ave. Suite E
(863) 824-0569 (866) 904-4659


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional Installation
qf Storm Shutters
& Seamless Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
LIe. #765
863.763.5650
1551 NW 24" Drive Okeechobee


% vottf;s&&134t atist C~uwi
"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook Pastor
51 NW 9 St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 15, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165




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200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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Hurricane Panels
SRollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886

Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
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-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICNG AVAILABLE
16162 Hwy 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF Hwy 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS -MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS -LAMINATING
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LAND SERVICES
* Light Land
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* Brush Removal
* Debris Removal
* Tree Trimming
* Stump Grinding
(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721


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jlerald KarnS
Tractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS

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Like a good neighbor,
State Farm Is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com


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Services
2800 SW 3rd Tenace, Suite B
l Okeedhobee, FL
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Certified Dependable Trustworthy
863.697.2852


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All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,

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Improve your quality
of life... Get A Pool!


(772) 567-1125 (772) 501-0211
885 10th Avenue SW- Vero Beach, FL
S Lic. #CPC1457150





BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
6315 US Highway 441 SE



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Movie times for Friday, April 4-1
27, through Thursday, May 3, are
as follows: A
Theatre I -"Are We Done Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, | '
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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.
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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002

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)634-9017
CURR DOG, 14 months old,
female. Free to good home.
863-634-6948 Iv. msg.
KITTENS- 1 male, 1 female,
5 1/2 weeks old, to good
homes (863)634-9017
KITTENS- 3, Black, 8 weeks
old. Ready to go!
(863)467-6864
KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good homes.
(863)675-7963
MIXED LAB PUPPIES (8): 5
weeks old, 5 females, 3
males, all black. Free to good
homes only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES, Mixed breed, will be
large dogs, 8 weeks old, to
good homes only.
(863)675-7963
SOFA- Queen Sleeper. Excel-
lent condition.
(863)675-3960 LaBelle area
WHIRLPOOL SPA, FREE! fi-
berglass, with wood deck,
you remove. (863)467-8683


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OKEECHOBEE- Fri., May 4th,
8am- 4pm,
4425 Hwy 441 South,
Town & Country Mobile Home
Park. Lots of Misc!!!!


What Destroys Relationships?
Answer pg 446 Buy and
Read Dianetics by L. Ron
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Employment -
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Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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NANNY NEEDED: Yeehaw
Junction area, for 2 small chil-
dren of nice married couple.
References a plus. Please call
772-532-3561.


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
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-
slileds."


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AMERICAN DRILLING
SERVICES
Is looking for experience in
pump repair & water treatment
equipment. Good driving
record. $15-:$20/hr.
according to knowledge.
Apply in person at:
405 SW 2nd St. Okeechobee
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
303S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Dedicated drivers needed.
Easiest job in trucking! Dedi-
cated account for PODS!!
Avg. driver made $45,000
last year! Class A-CDL req.
Call today (888)643-3540.


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
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
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cal Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)484-3042.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
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(866)917-2778.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
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Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A
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866)413-3074.


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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
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Supply

2595 NW 8th Street
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VIDEOGRAPHER/RECEPTIONIST
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
Responsible for duplication of
videos. Answer phones. Experience
with video camera operation and
production. HS diploma or GED.
College or Technical School a
plus. Computer graphics (+).
Valid Florida DL w/good record.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477




Are you a GED tutor with a
Florida Teaching Certificate
and a passion for seeing
others succeed? Contact the
Seminole Tribe of Florida's
Adult Vocational Program
at 954-065-1314.

-LOAN ASSISTANT-
Brighton Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Loan
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yrs. related exp. in financial services. Ability
to maintain Excel spreadsheets, collect &
post payments to accounts, process loan
applications. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications
to: (954) 967-3477


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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

FEED MILL PRODUCTION MANAGER
Needed for the 2nd Shift.
High School Diploma required,
computer experience helpful.
Apply in Person at:
Syfrett Feed Company
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Okeechobee, FL 34974


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California, Home
Weekly. 2 yrs.
verifiable exp.
Benefits after 90 days
& Bonus Incentives.
For info call:
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between 9am & 5pm
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communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus.
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between 9am-3pm @ Adron
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A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee
and 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
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an office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
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No transaction fees
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Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Structure Maintenance
Technician-Field
Clewiston, FL
Performs mechanical work
associated with repair &
maintenance of water con-
trol structures, navigation
locks & buildings/facilities.
Mechanical ability to per-
form overhauls on water
control gates & gearboxes.
Perform welding including
brazing torch work, cutting
and fitting, & arc welding
layout & design. Must be
able to read & follow job
specifications, blue prints &
diagrams. High school diplo-
ma or GED & 2 4 years
exp. In structure & facility
maintenance or mechanical
repair. Valid State of Florida
Class B CDL. We offer a
competitive salary plus an
excellent benefits package
that includes deferred com-
pensation; Florida Retire-
ment System; medical &
dental insurance; paid vaca-
tion; holiday leave; life insu-
rance; & much more. For
more information & to apply
on-line, visit our website at
www.sfwmd.gov. Job refer-
ence 50004097. EOE.





MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898


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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is Illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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work-at-home programs if
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If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
business Bureau at
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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Elliotrs Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553



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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise


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


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AC UNITS (3) Frigidalre,
S5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU.
like brand newly $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


ANTIQUE CHANDELIER: Three
china bowls at top, green &
mauve colored. $35.
863-467-4529


CHEST FREEZER; Hotpdint, 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. $75.
(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


GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 ptm.
MEN'S BIKE: 26". $20.
863-946-3622



HUGE SAVINGS Arch Steel
Building Repos! Cancelled
Orders, will sell for balance
owed. 3 available: 25x36,
35x54. Save Thousands! Call
Today! (800)372-8053.



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, forpatios: $100 firm.
(863)467-0007
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


COMM IRON & IRONING TA-
BLE- asking $300
(863)763-5323


LADIES DRESSES (4): Size 24
(3). Size 22 (1), red, never
worn, tags still on. $65 for
all. 863-763-3982 (b4 noon)
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 LAPTOP- IBM Think
Pad, CD & DVO Rom. Wire,
less card. $200. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7598
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677.



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

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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
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") operture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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
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FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200 MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
or best offer. (863)763-6747 $25.863-634-4540


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175.o863-824-0945
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, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
castle. $300.
(863)763-2957
BED,' King, Orthopedic w/twin
controls. $1000.
(863)'763-2957
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 Iv. msg.
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
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,i 1o-arstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 5s-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot



Noah's
North Carolina
Furniture Outlet
BRING THIS
AD IN & GET
10% OFF ANY
IN-STOCK
ITEM!
LOCALLY OWNED &
OPERATED
107 SW 17th St, Ste B
Okeechobee, FL
Mobile: (863)6343049
Open 7 Days a Week
OKEE MOVING SALE: LR, Ert
Ctr, OR, 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
PATIO SET: Table & 4 chairs,
white aluminum with cush-
ions. $50.863-467-4529
SLEEPER SOFA queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537


NECKLACE & BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
gift bag pouches & boxes.
$300.r. (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


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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127
TRIM A BRAKE II- Van Mark
T850, 81/2'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$350. (863)763-5373
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(800)961 -8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)



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


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
(863)357-1733 *..
BEAGLE PUPPIES (3) Female,
Tri-Color. $50 each. No pa-
pers. (863)357-2891
BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202'6816 Clewiston


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I&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
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Screen Rooms* Carports
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COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES:
CKC, 2 males & 2 females,
white and tan. $350 each.
Call 863-447-0179
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100.863-763-7598
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 NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75
(863)763-0367 or
863)801-9494
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



Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
Revolution. $50.
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
(863)357-1626


DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635
PLASMA TV, 42", with Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
(863)261-4026/357-1733


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


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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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTTS PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 920
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



APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
ing $700 (863)763-0367
(863)801-9494
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.
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 -.':,or i i, lid
parts.$100. 186 -7T5, 2 ..
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer. 863-261-1750
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222


VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HR like new. $395.
561-758-4337


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


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



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR efficiency
or 2BR apt. In town, fur-
nished, no pets. $685/mo +
util. 1st & sec. (863)634-0322



BUCKHEAD RIDGE Duplex
1BR/1BA $775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1.5ba,
$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, includes 1st & 2 mos.
sec. (863)634-7722
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba Villa.
$900/mo. 1st, last & se-
curity required. Please call
561-743-0192 or 762-7660,


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,000! Only $254/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
Buy 6 BR $215/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BHR- 3br, 2ba, Furnished
$1000. mo.-.+ $500. Sec.
drp ,63--144.050 or
86 i ,'.. -16r. ,

HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% APR.
5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
(772)873-2784


KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, $850 mo. +$850
sec. dep. Avail. 5/1
(863)467-8434
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,0001 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Availablel For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, 1 car gar, FL
/rm, CAC/H, $850. mo.+
1st, last & $500. Sec.
(863)634-4581 or 634-8726
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/lba, locat-
ed at 310 NE 4th Ave.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965 .
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
arage. Nice area, C/Air.
1100. mo. + sec. & ref's.
(863)467-2541
SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


Real Estate
Ill SA


Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sate 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property 7
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Ice Cream & Pizza Outlet
in Okeechobee Flea Market,
Sat, & Sun. only, Nets
$20,000. Asking $18,500.
(772)461-5544


A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1260/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be~ised to-
wards downpymt. $178,500
Owner Financing. 3175 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
PALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.


No
reasonable
offer
refused
3/1
Waterfront
Must see
$75,000
(239) 340-5950

LOT OWNERS/SMALL BUILD-
ERS-PREFAB HOMES LIQUI-
DATION!! Manufacturer's
Overstock: Complete
GREEN-R-PANEL Dry-In
Shell packages. Pre-engi-
neered 4'x9' panels 2x6
studs. Easy/Quick assembly.
Flexible floorplans.
800)871-7089. SACRI-
ICEI!!
OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on /2
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
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES -
View @ buowner.com
FTL67663 Call for appointment
(863)763-2461



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


AUCTION 2,711+/- Acres Di-
vided. Sat., May 5, 11:00
a.m. Atklnson County, GA .
Here Is the perfect recrea-
tional property for the seri-
ous hunter or serious land
investor. This unique proper-
ty sells divided into 3 tracts
from 634+/- to 945+/-
acres. 2,630 acres In Wet-
land Reserve Conservation
Program, extraordinary hunt-
ing and fishing. There Is 81
acres not in conservation
program, perfect for cabin or
dodge. Pay 20% down, 10%
buyer's premium. Call for In-
formation (800)479-1763.
GAL#2034. Auction con-
ducted by John Dixon & As-
s o c I a t e s
www.johndkxon.com.
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.
So. Central FL 3 Acre Lake
Access Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900, Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake Views. ExcelFin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399x2008.
So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY
$99,900 Appraised at
$202,000 Far reaching
views, beau. Pasture, coun-
try ri /1 until. Excel. fin. Own-
er fust sell! Call
(888)320-8399 x 2011.



AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exltmur-
phy.com.
ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL
LAKES 30 AC Borders ADK
Lake- $169,900 10 AC- Tug
Hill Lake- $69,900 88 AC-
Wildlife Pond/ Trout Stream -
$159,900 25 AC- Lakefront
Central NY- $129,900 Com-
ing Soon- Largest Adiron-
dack River lots w/waterfalls.
Call Chridstmas & Associates
(800)229-7843 www.land-
andcamps.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BtAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
FREE Color Brochure & In-
formation MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTIES with Spectacllar
views, Holis, Cab ns,
Creeks, & lf vkstmtnt
acreage. CHEROKEE MOUN-
TAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE..,
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868,.
Coastal GAI 119 Acres-
$234,900. GA/ FL border.
Mature pines abundant wild-
life, black rail fencing. Long
road frontage, utilities. Po-
tential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now
(800)898-4409 x 1163.
Coastal Georgia New, Pre-
construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks, $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35
AC- $36,900 Easy Access,
sunset views. All utilities,
surveyed. Financing
available. Call owner today!


(866)696-5263 x 2595.
ESCAPE FLORIDA'S K16H
COSTS! Lake Access .from
$49,900 Dockable Lakefront
from $194,900 Exclusive,
private community on Lake
Guntersville In Northern Ala-
bama. Featuring gated en-
trance, paved roads,
clubhouse, boat launch, ma-
rina, underground utilities
and estate-size parcels in
park like setting. No time re-
quirement to start building.
excellent financing available.
NEW PHASE RELEASE- THE
OAKS SATURDAY, MAY 19,
2007 Call to schedule your
tour (888)525-3725 X.2521
www.theoaks-gpl.com Tay-
lor Hicks our newest lot
owner will be on hand to
greet appointment holders on
5/19/07.


GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
mons Island! Subdivislonpo-
tentlall CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1178.
GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES -
horses OK, near National &
State forests. Owner financ-
ing, no closing costs.
$89,900. (800)352-5263
Flodda Woodland Group, Inc.
Lie RE Broker.
JUST $195.22/ month* 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips!
Nicely wooded lake access
property in brand new pre-
mier development on spec-
tacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
S800)704-3154, x 1113.
rice $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years,
7.5% fixed, OAC.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake In E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
(800)709-LAKE.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts In last phase of
popular gated mountain
community with great view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call
now (866)789-8535.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Georgia Mountain Prop-
ertles. For your free guide
call (877)635-6461 or to see
entire book, visit
www.ngmrealestate-
guide.com and click on front
page picture,
TN Lake Bargain 3+ AC-
$129/ mo, FREE Boat SlipsI
Enjoy access to private, Jim-
my Houston endorsed bass
lake. Paved rds, utils, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT avail.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
1155 Price: $24,900, 20%
down, bal fin 30 yrs, 6.75%
fixed, OAC. TN Land &
Lakes.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN HORSE
FARM (Bent Mountain, VAi
Just off Blue Ridge Parkway
A spectacular southwest-
ern adobe style home. 3br
-2 1/2 baths (separate living
quarters). 3900 sq.ft. 3 car
garage, 10-14 foot ceilings,
lots of glass allowing you to
enjoy the mountain vistas In
all directions. 22+/- acres, 6
stall barn / hay storage/ tack
room / wash bay / double
lighted riding ring. 30 min-
utes to major airport.
$1,395,000. Contact Woltz
& Associates, Inc. Real Es-
tate Brokers & Auctioneers -
Roanoke, VA (800)551-3588
orwoltz.com.


Mobile Homes


BiCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 OR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-403,1




MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
NEWLY REMODELED,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-867,4.
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/1ba, 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



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
Sroof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369
GLOBAL HOME, Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
PALM HARBOR HOMES 30th
ANNIVERSARY SALEMI! Huge
Discounts, Easy Financing,
0% Down when you own
land. Hurry while this offer
lastsll (800)622-2832.
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CNA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, In adult
park on rim canal $25,000,
863-357-1784


l Il *~rs 01


nSherri ntinger, Manager www.gelert-golicars.com
863 63-6434 J
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 J


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


Recreation



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



ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$11,500.863-763-2957
georoene34974@vahoo.com
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)228-2622
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
(863)467-1530
CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Ivms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/h hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firm! (863)357-6709
STAMAS: 21ft, cuddy cabin,
235HP Evinrude, dual axle
trailer. Clean, solid & runs
good. $2499.863-467-7415
STRATOS BASS BOAT 9 .
dual corns:elei, t9 w ,itr, 1
'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.
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
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1br
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318


TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Cost $475 new.
Asking $300.863-697-9704



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


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
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

EI -


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
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526


JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-634-4758
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005,)
Autos Wanted -1010
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40415
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.
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.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
fer. (863)673-3750
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'
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
HYUNDAI 1995,$700-or best
offer. 186 T0467-7-1
MAZDA 626,"1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
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
Police Impounds for Sale!
Honda Accord 1994 $400!
Nissan Sentra 1994 $200!
Ford Escort 1997 $700! for
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext.9271.
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce


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



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

Four Wheel
Drive 4035


CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


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
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
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
REESE HITCH- Complete, for
'1999 Ford Expedition. 1 yr
old. All parts Included. $150.
or best offer. (863)763-3232
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
(863)357-5754


RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS,
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro
comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mls.
$1000. (863)763-7009
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

ME I I


CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY'SlO, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
$2500.(863)509-8179 ask
for Kdristin
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 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
FORD F350: DUALLY '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs alternator &
battery. $1500 neg.
(863)763-3451
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
TRUCK BED RAILS- New In
box. Nasta, Stainless, Fits
'99-Up Chevy Slverado. 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

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fleds.


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $4500.
(863)763-2957
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K.
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
clean no a breeze


SEMI-TRAILERS (2), 40ft, en-
closed. $1600 for both.
(863)467-5946


DUMP TRAILER '01. Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle,
$2500 (863)697-2032
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., duai
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 o
best offer. (863)634-7210
.HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER,
16 Ft. $1000
(863)763-2957
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Halt
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.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754
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DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500. 863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book, $2300 (863)763-3451


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY BOARD OF, ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS
NOTICE Ti,, ...i ., i, hT ,. i ,i ,,i F ,,' ,, ,I r' ,,
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meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a crematory
within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning I., a, : .. ..ii,
submitted by Vikki Aaron on behalf of poif *.. '''' i. i I, .
The subject property is located at 1201 ii . i .. . .. I ,,,,
Parcel One: Lots 1 through 4 of Block 14 'r ,.. I,..,, j ..1 ,, 1 i 1.1,1, ...
of recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Floridla,
ess and except the following: begin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 1: thence
South 00 degrees 08 feet 58 inches East along the East line of said Lots 1,2, 3, and
4, a distance of 64.024 meters (210.05 feet) to the Southeast corner of said Lot 4:
thence departing said East line, South 89 degrees 55 feet 02 inches West along the
South line of said Lot 4, a distance of 3.330 meters im 1 1. -f. n ii..... i.,,.j
said South line North 00 degrees 08 feet 04 inches i ...i r .r,,.. i i
and 1 a distance of 64.026 meters (210.06 fee) to t I t. '. .....i i.
thence North 89 degrees 56 feet 50 inches East along said North line, a distance of
3.312 meters (10.87 feet) to the Point of Beginning. Parcel Two: Lots 5 and 6 of
Block I i 11 ,, I .h. ..1 j ., I in. If '. .. .,],.,p n 1 ,,
5 P ag -, l Fr~l, i: .,,,,,] i I . :r.. .r,, -i -.r 'l. I. j I.' I'i. I ., I .
Lots E i,...li., I: I ,i i I it l:- .,h,,l-,,, t ,.,r,,, ,i ..' i .... ',. 7. ,,,,, -
South, Range 35 East, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, : "
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida being descri'.. I ii i..,,,;, .
Southeast corner of said Lot 6; thence South 89 de.. '. ,,, '
along the South line of said Lot 6, a distance of 3.32'. r ,.
departing said South line, North 00 degrees 08 feet ,i- ., ii .
Lots 6 and 5, a distance of 32.013 meters (105.03 feel) ao me NIuIrl Ifl1 ui saalr LUc
5; thence North 89 degrees 55 feet 02 inches East along said North line, a distance
of 3,330 meters (10.93) feet to the Northeast comer of said Lot 5; thence departing
said North line, South 00 degrees 08 feet 58 inches East, along the East line of said
Lots 5 and 6, a distance of 32.012 meters (105.03 feet) to the Point of Beginning
Parcel Three: Lots 24 through 26 of Block 14, Okeechobee, ...j ,,r,,,n i,- I
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public Records of St i. .
da, a copy of said plat also being recorded in Plat Book 5, Pat,. .'.
of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel Four: a fifteen (15) fool wine alley in 1Ui0k
14, City of Okeechobee, as recorded In Plat Book5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida more particularly desc, I., i i- i., ,. ,,,' .ii .
to South between Lots 1 to 6, 7 and 26 inclusive,- .....i
Petition No. 07-004-SE.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a car wash
within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref. Code Book Sec. 90-283(2))
submitted by Carl Ferrero on behalf of property owners) CR Investments of Okee-
chobee, Inc. The subject property is located at 904 North Parrott Avenue. Legal de-
scrilption: Lots 13 through 15 of Block 36, City of Okeechobee Subdivision,
according to Plat Book 1, Page 10, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Petition No. 07-005-SE.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and 1 .1 ;, -3, ', i..
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the C:; rp-, in, 1 1,
Exceptions or Variance Application(s).
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. General Services media is for the sole purpose of
backup tfor official records of the department.
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 Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to th proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you rehearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3440 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
208725 ON 5/2,11/07.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
PROPOSED REZONINGS
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. r- 11 ,,,-,,, ,'
be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chamb., ,hu j.- 0uu,
Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration atthis meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearingto Consider Rezoning Peition No. 07-004-R. The tei-
ion is being submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of owner A,M.S.A. Hold-
Ings, LLC. The petition is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single
Family-One (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for property located at
608 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Legal descdpton: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, and Is approximately 0.64 acres. This petition was de-
ferred from the Apdl 19, 2007 meeting.:
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS CYCLE 112007
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting

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Legal description: PARCEL I: A parcel of land in Section 21, Township 37 South,
? 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as
I,.,, Cominmence at the Southwest corner of Block 250, FIRST ADDITION TO
THE TOWN OF OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof on film in the Office of
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North 89 degrees 59 feet
17 inches West along thle North right-of-way line of Southwest 9th Street to the
Southwest corner of property described in OR. Book 268, Page 196, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; a distance
of 502.45 leet; thence continue North 89 degrees 59 feet 17 inches West along the
North right-of-way line of Southwest 9th Street to the Southeast corner of Block
202, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 0 degrees 04
feet 21 inches East, a distance of 1,040.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said

bee County, Florida: thence South 0 degrees 01 feet 36 inches West, a distance of
1,040.10 feet to the PONT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL I: All that part of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, lying West of Blocks 248 and 249, and Southedy extension
thereof, "FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA", as recorded in Plat Book 5,
r., F. ni,, ;chobee County Public Records; South of Southwest 9th Street; North
,, .,i, 151hS Street; and East of Block 202, and Southerly extension thereof,
"OKEECHtOBEE" as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Okeechobee County Public
Records; and East of Southwest 10th Avenue, within (Ale City Limits of Okeechobee,
Flonda. LESS AND EXCEPT FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL: beginning at
the Interection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South boundary line of Section 21,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line 28.6 feel for a POINr OF BEGINNING; thence East paralleling said
South line of Section 21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; thence North 175 feet; thence West
240 feet; thence South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
l r ..10,1,., ,..,, ,,IIIIi, ,, , . ,l. I ,,, -,

351, Page 618, Okeechobee County Public Records.
PARCEL IIIl: Beginning at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South
boundary line of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeast-
erly along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
East paralleling said South line of Section 21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; thence North 175
feet; thence West 240 feet; thence South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying in and comprising a part of Government Lots
3 and 5 of Section 21 Township 37 South, Range 35 East. LESS AND EXCEPT the
East 160 feet,
PARCEL IV: A parcel of ,,,.r i 1,. i.. ". i;... 1, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County. 1i,,, 1, .- ...... p irticularly described as follows:
commencing at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South line of Sec-
tion 21, bear Northeasterly along the said Hopkins Meander Line, a distance of 28.6
feet; thence bear East parallel to the said South line of Section 21, a distance of 56.6
feet; thence bear North 175.00 feet; thence bear West, a distance of 80.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue West, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence
bear South. a distance of 175.00 feet; thence bear East, a distance of 80.00 feet;
thence bear North a distance of 175.00 leetto the POINT OF BEGINNING.
FARiEL V i..... ,i ihe intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South
-,, i, i .' i ., Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeast-
erly along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
East paralleling said South line of Section 21 aforesaid, a distance of 56.6 feet;
thence North 175.00 feet; thence West 80.00 feet; thence South 175.00 feet; thence
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Okeechobee County, Florida.
PARCEL VI: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: for
a POINT OF REFERENCE, commence at the intersection of the Hopkins Meander
Line and the South line of Section 21; thence bear Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line a distance of 28.6 feet to the North right-of-way line of Southwest
15th Street; thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 23 inches East along said right-
of-way line (also being 25 feet North of and parallel to the said South line of Section
21) a distance of 56.43 feet to the Southeast corner of the lands described in O.R,
Book 153, Page 803 and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence departing said right-of-
way line, bear North 00 degrees 18 feet 09 inches West along the East line of those
lands described in O.R. Book 153, Page 803 a distance of 97.24 feet to the South-
west corner of the lands referred to as "Parcel ,,, O. ,, 6 1F Fi.S I rl
thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 39 inches E ii. i,, i,, ...r. r,. ,,i 1o
"Parcel 2" a distance of 99.49 feet to the Northwest corner of the lands referred to
as "Parcel 1" in O.R. Book 581, Page 401; thence South 00 degrees 39 feet 46 inch-
es East along the West line of said "Parcel 1" a distance of 97.23 feet to the North
nght-of-way line of said Southwest 15th Street; thence bear South 89 degrees 36
feet 23 inches West along said right-of-way line a distance of 100.10 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL VII: From the Southwest corner of Government Lot 5, Section 21, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East, thence East along the South boundary line of said
Government Lots to the intersection with the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee
Avenue extended South, thence North along said right-of-way line of Okeechobee
Avenue 25 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North along West right-of-way
line of Okeechobee Avenue 97.3 feet; thence West parallel to South boundary line of
Government Lot 5, 99.6 feet; thence South parallel to East line tf Tr-,rt 9'', fit.t-
thence East parallel to North line of Tract, 99.6 feet, to the Pinri in IF 1:r'Jilln
being a part of Government Lot 5, Section 21, Township 37 S n.11 i ,n 1. i
.. ,,,,.,. i, Fi,,rida, and from the Southwest corner of Government Lot 5,
,.i .. i i,.,. South, Range 35 East, thence run East along South boun-
dary line of said Government Lot 5 a distance of 336.7 feet to the intersection with
the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue extended South; thence North
along the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue a distance of 122.3 feet for
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence West parallel to South boundary of Government Lot 5
for a distance of 199.7 feet to the intersection with the West boundary line of Gov-
ernment Lot 5; thence Northeastedy along West boundary line of Government Lot 5
a distance of 89.73 feet; thence East parallel to South line of Tract a distance of
154.76 feet to the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue; thence South
along said West rght-of-way line a distance of 77.7 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. Being a part of Government Lot 5, Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 63.78 acre(s).
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08726ON 5/2,11'/o07

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
LAND B NMO INTS
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17,2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will

Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-005-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Steve Dobb, on behalf of property owner nS'te Development Group.
The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-
Family (MF) for vacant property located between Northwest 5th and 7th Avenues
and Northwest 11th and 3th Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21
and 22, r .,I i... i .'." I.l. .,.1 ,ii,, , 1, ,i' U i 11.29 acress. This
succeedI 1 11 ri- i i- i .. . Iul: r ,, I. 1 .' I. i..,. ignated Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. The proposed use is to construct a multi-famrily devel-
opment, This application was deferred at the April 19,2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
ni 1 i. ... in.. n, i .iA .. ii. 1. ii 006-SSA. The application is being
,in. t r ii. b, ,i .n iil f r. .., if of property ownner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLG The application is nto change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF)
Fi rmmrrF.)hl (i fr... r...-rt Inorc at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
an Northwe 1,1t ,.nd13t ,I St City oal Okeectiobee Subdivision and is ap-
proximately 0.64 acre(s). The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence tor
a medical office. This application was deferred at the April 19,2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider'Comprehensive Plan Smiall Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Applicat ion No. 07-008-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Vikki Aaron on behalf of property owner Sheri Lachapelle, Trustee.
The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-
Family )MF, far preprty located at 813 Southwest 2nd Street Legal description:
A pace al oard loing in Sectioi 21, Towinship 37 Ssuth, Range 35 Est, Okeecho-
il'ni 1959, Okeechobee County, Florida, as follows: commencing at a point
on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenues, formerly known as Pensacola Street, as
shown on the map ol Okeechabeeo Townsite, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pae 17, o
"nii i '.P.' theng n South along tr e East inioe of Southwesta 10th Ave-
nue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence run East a distance of 705.00 feet to the
Southeast corner of Lot ca a t. .i .3 , ut., ..e ji 2nd 1.11 ,La, d, ri tio :
tion21,made byLeon i ii Ieutio21, T .ows .. '...roit, Rn. E., iOeii,,
ed March 26, 1963 for the Point of Beginning;, thence continue East a distance of
150.00 feet; thence bear north parallel to the centerline of Northwest 9th Avenue,
formerly known as ChokaloskOee Shotreet, to the intersection with a curve in the Soulh-
.l ,;,ili i.n .j, I;,. .1.f outhwest 2nd Street, formerly known as Tuscaloosa
.ii,. ,h I,, ,1 ,ii n1 on olet, more yr less; thence uno Southweserly along the
arc of said curve to the intersection with the centerline ended of Southwest 9th
Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet, thence run South along the said centerline ex-
tended of Southwest 9Ih Avenue, a distance of 370 feet, to l the Southeast corner of
Lot 10 and the Poivn of Beginnng, City of Okeechobee Subdvion as nd is approx-

Discussion continued regarding the amendments to the Planned Unit Development
(PUD) Regulations,
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Coniprehnsiveo Plan, which include the Land neet opmenr regulations (LRo's) and
ronern a recome nndatin o Ile City Csiocil for consideration and finsl adoption,
arc1 1 sai ur e t te i> ;'..n i and agenda are available ein the General Services
vne. i ... isanc ii 1 154.B5 ee,' calling Betty Clement ot (063) 763-33720 210.
iih ii ..I.(,, I '.1 1, make recommendations to the City Council for consdera-


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Public Notice 5005
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Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-75
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH LOVE SEBASTIAN,
a/k/a ELIZABETH L. SEBASTIAN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ELIZA-
BETH LOVE SEBASTIAN, a/k/a ELIZA-
BETH L. SEBASTIAN, deceased,
whostea of death was February 16,
2007, and whose Social Security
Number is 404-05-9613, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: April 25, 2007.
Barbara L Melear
Personal Representative
2410 S.W. 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863)763-3825

Attorney for Personal Representative
206145 ON 4/25;5/2/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE ND.: 2006 CA3468
US BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
PlalntHff
vs.
LYNETTE L. JUDD A/K/A LYNETTE L.
RIOS, et at,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SALVATORE BOLOGNA
Last Known Address:
'.11 1r,-,r ,.i. ., 1r,) fn '

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
OF TRACT 6 OF SOUTHERN COLONI-
ZATION COMPANY PLAT OF SECTION
34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 34-E, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO ANY EASE-
MENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET
THEREOF, FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE
PURPOSES.
AIK/A LOT MOF TRACT 6.
has been filed against you and you are
required '".. '.. i i .
ten defen .1 .. n m .1 -r. n,
C. Watsc. mu,-,,,,, i,, ,,i
whose lz Ii". I, I. 11.' r,, ii
Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before May 21, 2007, a
date which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice
in the Okeechobee News and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
.ir,, ,- , ,, I iccommoda-
-,,, i . i, 1 11 "' proceeding
should contact Court Administration at
772-807-4370, 1-800B-955-8771
hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
voice impaired).
WITNESS may hand and the seal of this
Courtthis11th day olApril, 2007.
SHABON ROBERTSON
i i' i I I i i.l I'lijl
Deputy Cleru
204511 ON 4/18,25;5/2,9/07
PUBLIC AUCTION
Big Lake Auto & Towing
1107 SE Hwy 441
Okee,FL 34974
Fax 863-357-3604
May 11th @9AM
Vehicles to be auctioned
1995 Ford Taurus
Vin# 1FALP52U3SA294096
2001 Dodge Intrepid
Vin#2B3HD56J01H695793
1904 Ford Aerostar
Vin #1FMCA11U4RZA23366
1996 Buick Skylark
Vin#1G4NJ52T8TC438433
208565 ON 5/2/07


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 complete
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 informa-
tion, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

Hospice plans benefit yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Friday, May 11, and
Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit patient
care at Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For informa-
tion, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 607-1995.

Shared services panel meeting set
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee 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 dia-
logue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative
efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, 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. Pro-
ceeds 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 avail-
able; 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 April30.

Genealogical Society will meet at library
The Genealogical Society will meet Monday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The meeting is open to
anyone wanting to trace their ancestry. Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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. Tick-
ets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is
$15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Ven-
dors, 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 Splin-
ter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions 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 Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an
application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be 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.

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

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

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

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

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998
are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second limited
edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a num-
bered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15 and pro-
ceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the South-
land Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A limited
quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who purchased orna-
ments last year and would like the same ornament numbers) and quanti-
ty please call one of the following members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-
5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487;
Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
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this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TOO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
208727 ON 5/2,11/07


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