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Vol. 98 No. 123 Thursday, May 3,2007 504 Plus tax
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
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was 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
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be
closed due to low water levels.
The locks will remain
closed until the water levels
come back up.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
burn ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
City OKs portion of fees
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee City Council
met in City Hall Tuesday, May 1, at
6 p.m. to consider approval of
three interlocal agreements with
the county to collect emergency
medical services, fire/rescue, road
and corrections impact fees.
The five-member city board
also addressed a rezoning applica-
tion concerning a commercial
development across from the U.S.
County EMS impact fees, road
impact fees and corrections
impact fees went through their
final phase with the interlocal
agreement with the city.
Impact fees are those fees
charged to developers to pay for
the impact of their developments
on infrastructure, services and cor-
The road and correction
impact fee interlocal agreements
were approved, but there were
issues with some wording within
the EMS/fire rescue agreement.
According to the agreement,
which is to implement the collec-
tion process of the appropriate
fees according to the ordinances
that were approved by the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners on April 12, it was
unsure if this included both the
EMS fee of $74 and the fee of unin-
corporate fire of $170.
Upon further research, due to
the city having its own impact fees
that will cover fire, the amount for
the unincorporated fire will not be
assessed to city residents. Howev-
er, the Council chose to postpone
the EMS/fire rescue interlocal
agreement until their next meeting
due to the uncertainty.
City residents, upon approval
of the county impact fee ordi-
nance by the state, will be
required to pay $1,177 for road
impact fees, $369 for corrections
impact fees and $74 for EMS
impact fees for residential devel-
The city is allowed to retain an
administration charge of no more
than 3 percent for each impact fee
to cover the actual cost for the col-
lection of funds.
In an unrelated matter, the city
See Fees Page 2
By Loma Jablonski
With their 2-1 regional finals
win Tuesday evening, the Lady
Brahman softball team (24-3)
will now head to the May 7-12
state softball championships in
The Lady Brahmans played
host to the Lady Jaguars of Pem-
broke Pines Charter School (25-
3) in the Florida High School
Athletic Association division 4-A
regional championship 2-1.
Kelci Breaux drew the start-
ing mound assignment for
Okeechobee and went the dis-
Neither team came within
striking distance of home in the
first two innings.
The Lady Jags lit up the
scoreboard first when they went
on top 1-0 in their half of the
The Lady Brahmans had two
runners on in the bottom of the
third, courtesy of walks, but
were unable to bring them
In the fourth inning, the Lady
Brahmans' defense had to stiff-
en to hold off a scoring threat by
the Lady Jags, and they did to
keep themselves within striking
Signs lined the entrance drive of Okeechobee High
School Tuesday night as the Lady Brahman softball team
took on the Lady Jaguars of Pembroke Pines Charter
School in the regional finals of the Division 4A champi-
The Lady Brahmans broke
loose in the bottom of the fourth
with a base hit by Kelli Smiley.
That was followed by a triple
and RBI by Alisha Claxton. Not
to be outdone, Rachel Lowe's
base hit also brought in another
Lady Brahman runner to put the
Lady Brahmans up 2-1.
See Tourney Page 2
By Pete Gawda
Water restrictions brought
on by the current drought have
been causing confusion among
Currently, residential and
commercial Phase II water
restrictions are in place in
Okeechobee County for the
area served by Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA).
That means the residents
are restricted to watering their
lawns two days a week. Com-
mercial and agricultural users
are asked to cut back 30 per-
cent on water usage. Low -vol-
ume water use for irrigation,
mobile equipment washing
and hand watering is permitted
anytime, with voluntary reduc-
However, when the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) board of gover-
nors meets May 10 more strin-
gent restrictions could be put in
One of the areas of confu-
sion concerns wells. In the area
of Okeechobee County under
water restrictions, the use of
wells is not prohibited. In other
areas, the use of wells is pro-
See Water Page 2
By Loma Jablonski
U.S. Magistrate Judge
Frank J. Lynch, Jr. has ruled
that attorneys for the Okee-
chobee County School Board
cannot ask personal questions
of students that would humili-
ate them, in regard to a law-
suit aimed at forming a Gay-
Straight Alliance (GSA) club at
Okeechobee High School.
The April 27 ruling is the
latest in a series of early victo-
ries for the American Civil Lib-
erties Union (ACLU) in its law-
suit against the Okeechobee
School District and its decision
to ban the GSA from meeting
on school property.
The ACLU motion sought a
protective order to prevent
school board attorneys from
asking personal questions that
were unrelated to the case
such as the names of anony-
mous participants, the sexual
orientation of club members
and other personal informa-
Enforcement of the Federal
See Privacy Page 2
Water Management District.
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City proclaims May 13
start of Nursing Home Week
By Chauna Aguilar
The City Council proclaimed
that the week of May 13 as
National Nursing Home Week
in the City of Okeechobee and
urged all members of the com-
munity to join in this year's
observance by visiting the
Okeechobee Health and Reha-
bilitation Center and recogniz-
ing the high quality of care that
The facility, 1646 U.S. 441 N.,
was built 22 years ago by local
residents Fay Haverlock and
The current facility, which
has expanded throughout the
years, accommodates 173 beds
and provides care for a wide
range of disabilities for seniors.
They currently have a sub-acute
and skilled care, long-term care
and a secured area that pro-
vides safety for residents with
Alzheimer's and dementia.
Within the facility residents
utilize therapy in the form of
speech therapy, physical thera-
py and occupational therapy.
According to facility administra-
tor Andrew McKillop, the aver-
age length of stay for the reha-
bilitation patients in the
sub-acute skilled unit is 22 to 24
He goes on to state in a
memo that he gave to each
member of the Council that
"approximately 88 percent of
all admissions are discharged
back to their community resi-
Medical care for the resi-
dences is provided by physi-
cians from Raulerson Hospital.
Complete inspections are con-
ducted on average of once per
year by the Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA).
According to their website,
they are unannounced and typi-
cally last three to four days. In
addition, AHCA may conduct
additional inspections of nurs-
ing homes, if concerns or com-
plaints of regulatory violations
These inspections result in
star ratings where five stars
overall indicate that the facility
had a lower score relative to
most other facilities in its region
and having only one star indi-
cates that the facility had a high-
er score relative to most other
facilities in its region.
The higher the score a facili-
ty receives the more deficien-
cies that were found within that
facility during inspection.
See City-Page 2
Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Mayor James Kirk (middle) presented a proclamation declar-
ing the week of May 13 as National Nursing Home Week on
behalf of the city to Okeechobee Health Care Facility admin-
istrator Andrew McKillop (left) and vice-president Sandy
Regional Champs: Lady Brahmans top Lady Jags
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Lady Brahman softball team took a few minutes following Tuesday night's regional
final win to relax and begin the celebration. They will now head to Plant City for the state
Lady Brahmans tourney bound
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2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 3, 2007
Reading teachers learn new ideas
By Pete Gawda
Reading should be more excit-
ing to Okeechobee students
thanks to a recent conference.
A total of 37 educators includ-
ing administrators, reading
coaches, reading teachers and
other teachers attended the Sec-
ondary Reading Council of Flori-
da State Conference in Daytona
on Friday, April 20, and Saturday,
Barbara James, director of pro-
fessional development for Okee-
chobee schools, said they only
found out about the conference
this year although it has been
going on for some time. She said
that even for a bigger school dis-
trict, 37 was a large number of
people to send.
Mrs. James said the confer-
ence was very worthwhile in light
of the emphasis put on reading in
Okeechobee schools, and the
need for new ideas in teaching
Participants spent their time
attending keynote sessions from
authors such as Gary Soto, Laura
Rob, ReLeah Cossett Lent, Bill
McBride and Kelley Gallagher.
Breakout sessions were pro-
vided to meet the needs and inter-
est of each teacher.
Dawn Nichols, reading coach
at New Endeavor High School,
said she learned some strategies
for teaching reading that she will
share with other teachers at her
school. She, too, remarked that 37
was a large group of teachers for a
small school district.
She met and got the autograph
of one of her favorite authors,
Gary Soto. But she said it would
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approved the first reading of an
ordinance to rezone a vacant and
undeveloped 16.24-acre site that is
currently zoned partially residential
mobile home, holding and heavy
The site is located on the north
side of S.R. 70 E. across from the
U.S. Post Office. The applicant is
proposing a retail and office com-
mercial use for the property.
According to the city planner's
staff report, given the property's
proximity to S.R. 70 E. in addi-
tion to the existing land uses of the
neighboring properties the pro-
posed commercial development
would be consistent with the cur-
rent surrounding land uses.
These Okeechobee teachers got to meet author Kelley Gallagher at the Secondary Reading
Council held In Daytona, April 20 and 21. Surrounding Mr. Gallagher are: In no particular
order Marcle Ferrel, Rachael Partridge, Emmy Kinty, Melissa Evenson, Tracy Armstrong,
Cynthia Davis, Kim Markham, Sharon Whitaker, Ann RItchey, Shanda Altman, Andrea
Mitchum, Carlene Hluckabee, Donna Garcia, Daniel Eldred, Jenny Ward, Rodney Field, Jane
Stough, Jean Sherlock and LorI Jaquith.
have been worthwhile even with-
"A lot of good ideas," are what
Osceola Middle School reading
teacher Daniel Eldred brought
back from the conference. He
learned about a lot of project-type
activities to encourage reading.
Those attending from Okee-
chobee High School were Car-
lene Huckabee, reading coach,
Lori Jaquith, math, Rodney Field,
reading, Jean Sherlock, language
arts, and Erin Willis, reading.
Osceola Middle School sent
Cathie Carpenter, intensive read-
ing, Nicole Kamphuis reading
coach, Daniel Eldred, seventh
grade reading, Therese Forde
intensive reading, Julieanne
This request was the next step
in the developer's process after
being granted approval by the
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) on April 13 for a large scale
future land use amendment, which
changed the future land use from
residential single family to heavy
The staff report goes on to state
that the public interest will not be
negatively affected by this zoning,
and it has been determined that the
impacts are not too intensive for
the surrounding area. However,
due to the way the large scale
future land use amendment was
approved by the DCA commercial
development is limited, to 200,000
square feet of commercial use.
This limitation was made by the
DCA due to traffic and utilities not
being able to accommodate a larg-
breaths as she hit foul after foul
Tourney out of the park. Finally, Breaux
reached down deep and put her
Continued From Page 1 away to give the Lady Brahmans
Both teams battled back and the regional title.
forth for the remainder of the The Lady Brahmans had three
forth for the remainder of the hits and four errors. The Lady Jags
game. The final batter of the game had a total of six hits and no
had fans holding their collective errors.
Cit* The facility generally operates
at 95 percent of its capacity,
according to the AHCA, yet they
Continued From Page 1 do have residents referred to
The OHCF received a five-star them from Raulerson Hospital
rating which means that this facil- and other hospitals on the east
ity ranked better than 81 to 100 and west coasts.
percent of the facilities in its OHCF offers stimulating activi-
region which includes facilities in ties for their residents including
Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach art classes, crafts, hand-bell choir,
and St. Lucie counties. exercise, karaoke, singing, pet
therapy, bingo, baseball, volley-
The OHCF employs 225 peo- ball, board games and a resident
pie and contributes a significant computer for solitaire and e-mail.
economic benefit to both the city In addition, local churches
and the county. Local businesses and individuals provide services
and vendors supply many of and entertainment for the resi-
OHCF's required needs. dents on a regular basis.
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Equal Access Act, on which the
students' case is based, doesn't
require students' personal infor-
mation to be revealed.
The judge's order states: "The
plaintiffs articulate a reasonable
need for such a protective order.
Indeed some of the defendants'
arguments reinforce why discre-
tion is warranted in this case.
Moreover, this court does not see
why this sensitive information is
necessary or even relevant to
deciding the plaintiffs' rights
under the Equal Access Act in
light of alternative sources of
information regarding the club."
"The school's thinly veiled
attempt to humiliate students in
their community was transpar-
ent and the court saw through
it," said Brandon Hensler, ACLU
of Florida spokesman. "These
students are attempting to
encourage tolerance and have
discussions about discrimina-
tion. The school's attempt to use
the courtroom to violate stu-
dents' privacy and expose them
to harassment is a sad testament
to how far they are willing to go
to stifle free speech and impose
their own beliefs on others."
David Gibbs, attorney for the
Okeechobee County School
Board, says the order simply
states that there are rules that
must be followed.
"Once again I feel that the
ACLU is overstating the order in
terms that no deposition or dis-
covery is scheduled. We have
not taken any deposition from
anyone to this date," said Mr.
Gibbs in a telephone interview.
"This order states that certain
rules must be followed if we
decide to depose any of the stu-
dents. We are looking at what
depositions will be needed; if
any, and no attempt has been
made by the school board to
humiliate or harass any of the
U.S. District Court Judge K.
Michael Moore granted a prelim-
inary injunction in April requir-
ing the school to allow the club
to meet on campus. The injunc-
tion was granted based on the
Federal Equal Access Act which
requires schools that allow any
club to meet on campus, to
allow all clubs to meet on cam-
At that time, Toni Wiersma,
OHS principal, was removed
from the lawsuit.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit on
Nov. 15, 2006, on behalf of the
GSA against the school board
and the principal of the school
after school district administra-
tors refused to allow students to
hold GSA meetings on high
Halsey, eighth grade reading, Jane
Stough, sixth grade reading, and
Valerie White, seventh grade
Sharon Whitaker, exceptional
student education, from New
Endeavor High School attended
along with other New Endeavor
teachers Patrick Jason, extended
ninth grade, and Dawn Nichols,
The Okeechobee Freshman
Campus sent Lisa Clements, read-
ing, Tonya Hargraves, varying
exceptionalities, Andy Brewer,
principal, Pamela Hudson, read-
ing coach, Barbara Quam, Eng-
lish, Ann Ritchey, English as a sec-
ond language, Melodie Smith,
varying exceptionalities, and
er commercial use, since heavy
commercial codes would have
allowed over 1 million square feet
of commercial use.
Any impacts on the surround-
ing neighborhood, traffic or
drainage issues will be addressed
at the site plan process.
The Council concurred with the
City Planning Board in denying the
application submitted by Gianinna
Mitchell on behalf of property
owner Jesus Silvas. The applica-
tion concerned a future land use
change from single family to com-
mercial for property located at
1001 S.W. Third Ave. The board
had cited inconsistency with the
comprehensive plan in that the
property is located in a residential
area as a reason for their recom-
mendation for denial.
In other business, the council:
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This causes confusion among
law enforcement officials and
code enforcement officers who
are tasked with enforcing the
restrictions. Without investiga-
tion, it is difficult to tell if a person
is using well water.
In the Okeechobee area,
according to Missie Barletto,
SFWMD spokesperson, the wells
tend to be deep and do not have a
big impact on the water table. In
other areas, the wells tend to be
shallower and have .a greater
impact on the water table.
In the coastal area it is impor-
tant to restrict well usage to pre-
vent saltwater intrusion.
Confusion is also caused when
people watch the news on coastal
television stations. That area is
under a different phase of water
restriction and newscasters don't
always make that distinction. Mrs.
Barletto said her organization was
aware of that problem and they
were trying to get the televisions
stations to be more precise.
While there are restrictions on
the agricultural use of water for
Danny Mullins, exceptional stu-
From Yearling Middle School
there was Marcie Farrell, sixth
grade reading, Andrea Mitchum,
seventh grade reading, Donna
Lenfest, media specialist, Melissa
McCrary, seventh grade reading,
Jenny Ward, reading coach, Shan-
da Altman, sixth grade inclusion,
Traci Armstrong, sixth grade read-
ing, Cynthia Davis, sixth grade
reading, Melissa Evenson, eighth
grade reading, Peggy Hunt, sev-
enth grade inclusion, Emma
Kinty, varying exceptionalities,
Mary Lammers, eighth grade
inclusion, Kim Markham, assis-
tant principal, and Rachael Par-
tridge, eighth grade reading.
approved a resolution to
extend the moratorium on accept-
ing applications for off-premises
signs until Sept. 1;
ratified the re-appointment of
Robin Brock to the city general
employees and OUA Pension
Board of Trustees, with a term to
begin Jan. 1, 2007, and end Dec.
denied a request from busi-
ness owners in the Daniels Build-
ing for a sign to be placed to display
each businesses name in the medi-
an of U.S. 441 due to there not
being any accommodation within
the land development codes for
such as sign to be placed on a city
right of way.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
irrigation, there are no restrictions
on providing drinking water for
In regard to car washing, most
commercial car washes recycle
their water. Mobile car washes are
instructed to operate on a pervi-
ous surface when possible.
non-profit organizations that
hold car washes for fundraisers
are required to secure a variance.
Mrs. Barletto said several church
groups have applied for variances
for car washes. They are handled
on a case-by-case basis. However,
all are strongly encouraged to use
a different type of fundraising
event. They are asked to wash on
the grass if possible and use a cut
People who are in the pressure
washing business are doing their
part by using low volume pres-
Since the last drought in 2001,
OUA has lowered their water
intake in Lake Okeechobee from
6.8 feet intake to 3.5 feet. OUA
Executive Director John Hayford
said the intake will start taking in
silt some time before that water
reaches that level. Before the
intake was lowered, he said the
utility was experiencing problems
as the water reached the record
low of 8.97.
Cracker barbecue and dance planned
HIGHLANDS COUNTY There will be a Cracker barbecue at the
historic Pearce homestead, located in eastern Highlands County at
the corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721, on Saturday, May 19, from 3 until
Storyteller Judge Nelson E. Bailey will perform from 3:30 until
4:30 p.m. He will be followed by the barbecue dinner and The Jerry
Admission is $25 per person,, or $50 per couple. Reservations are
To register, contact Loisa Kerwin by phone at (863) 462-0025; or,
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.
Healthy Start Coalition seeks proposals
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
Coalition invites all qualified and interested parties wishing to provide
Healthy Start Care Coordination services in Okeechobee County to
submit proposals for consideration.
Written sealed proposals shall be accepted at the coalition office
until 4p.m. Monday, May 7, at 575 S.W 28th St.
A copy of the Request for Proposals which outlines responsibilities
and selection criteria can be obtained until 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at
the coalition office.
SFWMD hosting public meeting
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management District's
(SFWMD) Okeechobee Service Center will host a public meeting on
Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until noon on the second floor of the
Bank of America building, 205 N. Parrott Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
SFWMD to meet with community members who are interested in
using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and
For information, call Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.
Mother's Appreciation Brunch slated
OKEECHOBEE A Touch of Elegance is planning a Mother's
Appreciation Brunch on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd St.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under the age of 10.
For tickets or information contact Lorayne at (863) 610-3373, Kathy
at (863) 763-8072 or Paul Buxton at (863) 763-1994.
Republican Party plans annual dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will host
its annual Lincoln Day dinner on Friday, May 18, at the Shrine Club on
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Charles Bronson, commission-
er of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call Joe
Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrens at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.
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Thursday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers in the after-
noon. Highs will be around 90. The wind will be from the southeast
around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday. Partly cloudy, with highs around 90. The wind will be from the
southeast around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph in
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with isolated showers. Highs will be in the
lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, in the evening then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.
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Spring is in the air at North Elementary Sign-ups scheduled for
Miss Hudson's and Mrs.
Raulerson's class read about and
discussed Earth Day. The children
listed all the
could help the
is reading and *
animals. The class has enjoyed
learning about all the different
types of animals and completing
art projects for all of them.
Spring is in the air in Mrs. Kacy
Hackett's class. We just complet-
ed our Buzzing Bug Unit. Each
child knows the life cycle of a but-
terfly. We are now beginning a
unit on plants. Everyone is enjoy-
ing the spring time unit on plants.
Everyone is enjoying the spring
Mrs. Pope's class is celebrating
. spring too! We just completed a
unit on plants. We made flowers
and grew sunflower seeds. We
will begin our "bug" unit next.
Mrs. Quann's class made a
plant book and planted peas in a
zip lock bag. We will be learning
about bugs next week.
Mrs. Gable's class is busy
working on blends, and learning
to spell words with four letters.
Mrs. Smith's class is finishing
our rainforest unit this week. We
will be starting an ocean unit very
soon. My reading class has fin-
summer food program
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North Elementary School students (left to right) Wade Watkins, Jeffery Casselton, Ernesto
Sanchez, Adrian Fisher and Jhovani Hernandez ran their hearts out in the first leg of the 9
to 10 year-old 4x100 relay at NES's annual track meet that was held on Thursday, April 19,
and Friday, April 20.
ished learning all of our letters
and sounds. We are now working
hard on blending and reading!
The theme in Mrs. Steiert's
class is "Spring is Blooming." We
have planted seeds and we are
watering them daily. We have also
made kites and they are soaring
high in the air. We have also been
learning addition and we are
First graders at NES are busy'
practicing for our Mother's Day
program which will be held on
Friday, May 11th. All mothers of
first graders are invited to the tea
which will begin promptly at 9
a.m. in the cafeteria. Don't forget
Mrs. VanDeman's class is
learning about various types of
poetry. Our favorite is Cinquain
poetry, which has a specific form
using nouns, verbs, and adjec-
The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Ronnie Lee Walker, 19, W.
Main St., Avon Park, was arrested
April 30 by Deputy Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation burglary of a con-
veyance an violation of probation
- grand theft. He is being held
Ashley K. Allen, 18, was
arrested April 30 by Deputy
Donna H. Lee on a charge of bat-
tery on a commitment facility
staff. Her bond was set at
Robert Mathew Simmons,
32, S.W. 11th Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 30 by the
OCPD on a charge of burglary of
a conveyance. His bond was set
George Henry Kucuba, Jr.,
48, was arrested May 1 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman on a
Pinellas County warrant charging
him with sale or delivery of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
James David Hatfield, 41,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested May 1
by Deputy Corporal Randy
Thomas on a felony charge of
false imprisonment and a misde-
meanor charge of domestic bat-
tery. His bond was set at $2,000.
Juan Gabriel Ybanez, 26,
N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 2 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on felony
charges of escape, resisting arrest
with violence and battery on a
law enforcement officer. He was
also charged with 'the misde-
meanor of domestic battery. His
bond was set at $9,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.
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Students slated to receive IRCC degrees
FORT PIERCE The Indian
River Community College com-,
mencement will be held Saturday,
May 5, at 9 a.m. at the Tradition
Field Stadium in Port St. Lucie.
The following IRCC commence-
ment lists include students who
applied for graduation before April
Students from Okeechobee
County who are to graduate and
receive their degrees are:
Associate in Science Degree:
Laura Ann Amsden; Lisa Marie
Herbst Baird; Justina Valli Betts;
Keith Devin Bourgault; Deborah J.
Brantley; Candra Nycole Clyne;
Kasey Lee Folbrecht; Tomicena S.
Givens; Lindsey M. Hoffman; Chris-
tine D. Hoy; Marsha P. Kennard;
Michael J. Maxwell; Danielle Marie
Moore; Stefanie Michelle Roberts;
Kelly Morgan Rogers; Jean Alane
Schaeffer; Marlena Mae Sheets;
Forrest 0. Terry; and, Elieth Chacon
Associate in Arts Degree: Kristin
Haberlandt Adams; Antonia.
Nunez; Pamela Kaye Arnold;
Phillip Roland Arnold; Phyllis A.
Bass; Desiree Marie Boswell; Annie
Elizabeth Burney; Emily Louise
Campbell; Rafael Cancino Jr.; Eliza-
beth Anne Cantrell; Joshua Bryan
Chapman; Crystal M. Christie;
Joshua M. Clay; Cort Durant Clay-
pool; Jennifer Ashley Cletzer; Can-
dra Nycole Clyne; Brandy Nichole
Coble; Whitney A. Coffey; Alfred
Lewis Cole; Anita Colon; Emily
Kristine Davis; Danielle June
DePoyster; Carlton Hubert Elliott;
Jared Stephen Figley; Matthew
Jude Fischer; Jesse J. Fulford; John
R. Gailfoil Jr.; Travis Allen Gibbens;
Jonathan J. Gibbs; Heather L.
Granger; Melinda J. Hall; David
Hawthorne; Isaura G. Henry; Yabel
Isaura Henry; Heath Allan Hughes;
Bryan A. Juarez; James Christo-
pher Klaffer; Maria D. Leon; Moni-
ca Nicole Major; Jennifer Rebecca
Mann; Jennifer Lynn Marquis; Cas-
sandra M. Matthews; Randi Lyn
McMillan; Kati Louise McWaters;
Kristi Leigh Miller; Cathy Ann
Anna Mae Simmons
Anna Mae Simmons Bullock,
76, of Okeechobee, died Friday,
April 27, 2007 at Raulerson Hospi-
born Oct. 19,
to Orville and .
Mrs. Bullock V'
was a substitute ,-
many years, as Anna Mae
well as secre- Simmons
tary for the Bullock
school system. She came to Okee-
chobee in 1955 from Tampa.
Her hobbies included cooking,
baking and taking care of her fami-
She is survived by: five daugh-
ters, Cheri (Dowling) Watford of
Okeechobee, Theresa Mood-
espaugh of Tampa, Robinette (Jeff)
Haver of Indiana, Dorothy D. Sim-
mons of Fort Pierce and Susan
(Joel) Vega of Fort Pierce; and,
three sons, Robert F. (Tammy) Sim-
mons Jr. of South Carolina, Darrell
R. Simmons of Okeechobee and
Marshall Simmons of Okee-
chobee. In addition, she is survived
by 17 grandchildren and 15 great-
A memorial service will be held
on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m., at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
with Pastor Bruce Simpson officiat-
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Seminole Elemen-
tary School, 2690 42nd Ave., Okee-
Friends may sign the guest book
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Barbara Helen Thomas
. Barbara Helen Thomas, 86, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, April
29,2007 at Raulerson 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 the 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 Win-
ford Adams. In addition, she is sur-
vived by five grandchildren and
Visitation will be held Thursday,
May 3, 2007, from 10 a.m. until
service time at 11 a.m. in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel. A pri-
vate interment will be held in Ever-
green Cemetery next to her
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
Molano; Rose Barbara Bermudez
Ocden; Briceida Genoveva Perez;
Janet Pineda; Justin Howard Lee
Robards; Megan Nicole Rodriguez;
Ashley Aaron Ronkko; Lori Diane
Rucks; Peritz Samuels; Guadalupe
Sanchez; Manuel Antonio
Sanchez; Derek John Shembarger;
Rebecca Posey Smith
Christopher Michael Snowden;
Amanda Brittany Taylor; Jenna
Danielle Tenniswood; Jordan W.
Terry; Alejandra Tinajero; Crystal
Joy Trimble; Susan W. Under-
wood; Amanda Vlkojan; Robynn
Ashley Watford; Sarah Elizabeth
Weaver; Alicia Patrice Welch;
Donna Marie Wildes; Alyssa Anne
Willie; Natasha Hernandez
Willoughby; Kimberley Michelle
Womble; Justin W. Yocum; Kav-
ishaP. Zaveri; and, Samira Pradeep-
Associate in Applied Science
Degree: Theresa M. Cline; Kyli P.
O'Berry; James Thomas Sarros;
Kerry Ann Simms; Rene Lynn Wil-
son; and, Paulette Graebel Yannett.
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Maxie Bricker, 64, of Okee-
chobee, died May 1, 2007 at JFK
Medical Center in Atlantis.
was born Aug.
8, 1942, in Lori-
da to Hubert
came to Okee-
Lorida in 1981.
enjoyed air Maxie
boating. He Bricker
was of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Bricker is survived by: his
wife, Mary Bricker; son, Maxie
(Tammy) Bricker, Jr., all of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Cody, Tuff
and Kelly; two brothers, Melvin
(Ethel) Bricker of Okeechobee and
Grover (Joy) Johnson of Sebring;
and, sister, Gladys (Richard) Knight
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2007, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., on Friday, May 4, 2007 at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel with inter-
ment to follow at Basinger Ceme-
Friends may sign the guest book
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
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The Okeechobee County public
school's food service department is
sponsoring meals at school sites
during the regular summer school
session from Wednesday, June 6,
through Tuesday, July 3.
For students that are not regis-
tered for summer school activities,
interested parties may register their
child/children for the food pro-
gram. Registration will be held at
the food service office, 3150.N.W.
10th Terrace, on Thursday, May 31,
from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Parents of students that are not
registered in the summer school
program will be required to pro-
vide transportation to and from the
school site, and will be required to
stay with their child/children during
the entire meal period.
Meals will be provided to all
children at no charge. Acceptance
and participation requirements for
the program and all activities are
the same for all regardless of
race, color, national origin, sex, age
or disability and there will be no
discrimination in the course of the
Meals will be provided at the fol-
lowing sites: Everglades Elemen-
tary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave.;
Yearling Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St.; and Okeechobee High
School, 2800 U.S. 441 N.
Questions may be directed to
the Okeechobee County school
food service office by calling (863)
462-5148 from 7:30 a.m. until 4
Any person who believes
he/she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related activity
should write or call immediately to:
USDA, director, office of civil rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W,
Washington, D.C., 20250-9410;
(800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202)
The USDA is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.
I heard about a super salesman
who made a million dollars com-
mission on one sale. The time he
spent closing the deal was two
I haven't calculated the exact
but it was
the vicinity of
are many peo-
plworld who work
a full year and
By Paul make less than
Buxton this man made
in a single
This story is the ultimate ain suc-
cess, if you classify success as mak-
lion dollars. There are a lot of people in the
world who believe success comes
to a person in forms others than
monetary. r people true friends, loving
neighbors, good health just plain
It would be nice to have a mil-
lion dollars. There are people who
don't have any money and have
riches beyond the millionaire's
fondest dreams. These wealthy
poor people are among the finest
on the earth.
Thought to Remember: When
you count your blessings, look
beyond your money.
Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
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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 ben-
efit patient care at Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home.
For information, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 607-
Shared services panel meeting set
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, May 11, in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Administration building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum provides
a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community
through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The
public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Masonic Lodge sponsors clay shoot
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, in conjunction with Aca-
cia Lodge # 163 from Stuart, will hold their first sporting clay shoot at
Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday, May 12. Sponsorships are avail-
able. Call Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for applications and infor-
mation. Proceeds from the event will go to the club's building fund.
Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of
N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth
Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will
include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects
appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; pri-
vate counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will
be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event.
Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863) 763-2893
by April 30.
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 wel-
come. For information, contact Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.
Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly coffee klatch at Kib's Fish Camp, 5430 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Thursday, May 17,. beginning at 8 a.m. The event will be held under
the tiki hut, weather permitting. For information, contact the Cham-
ber at (863) 763-6464.
Church plans special law enforcement service
The First Missionary Baptist Church will host their inaugural Law
Enforcement Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m.
An appreciation dinner will follow the service. For information, con-
tact Cynthia Kelly at (863) 447-0671.
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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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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)
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
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 Gra-
ham 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. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language 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 inter-
ested may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863)
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 work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information 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 meet-
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.
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. Tick-
ets 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)
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott 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
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
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-
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 Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For infor-
mation call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at
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 help-
ing make this year a success. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-
Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at Beef O'Brady's, in the meeting room, on Thursday, May 3,
at 6 p.m. Please note that the meeting is scheduled one week earlier
than usual. Agenda items include discussion of the association's plans
for participation in the Memorial Day Bike Rally. For information call
Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, May 4, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Joan will give a
demonstration using buttons, ribbons and stitching in your scrap-
booking and card projects. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information call Car-
olyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Drought, landscaping topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May 5,
starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Carol Cloud
Bailey, landscape counselor and horticulturalist. The topic of the
show will be the drought and how to create a Florida friendly yard. For
information, call Carol Cloud Bailey at (772) 260-2132 or yarddoc-
VFW hosting Loyalty Day
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold Loyalty
Day on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in honor of our fellow
Americans. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (863) 763-
AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and Sat-
urday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make
checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP membership is
not a requirement. All seniors age 55 and over are invited. Consult
your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon comple-
tion of the class. For information, call Mrs. DJ. Bryan at (863) 763-
LOST event benefits Rotary scholarship fund
Rotary's fourth annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) ride-
run-walk will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning and ending at the
Scott Driver boat ramp, S.R. 78 W Welcome and orientation will
begin at 7 a.m. For those who make their reservations on or before
May 7, they will receive a registration package,(goodie bag and T-
shirt) for a registration fee of $20 for adults, and $15 for children 10
and under. To register only, the cost will be: adults, $10, children (10
and under) $5. For those registrations received after May 7, the cost
will be: adults, $15, children (10 and under) $10. All proceeds benefit
the Okeechobee Rotary scholarship fund and Martha's House. Make
checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-Walk and mail registra-
tions to Jim McInnes at Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W Fourth
St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For information, call (863) 763-3101.
OSAC resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to the public. For information, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.
OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
Special parent meetings on the internet slated
Okeechobee County Schools will be hosting two parent nights to
discuss internet safety for students. We will be discussing what par-
ents can do to help keep their children safe while on the internet.
Cyber-bullying and online predators will be discussed as well as pop-
ular social sites. The first night of the program will be Tuesday, May 8.
The program will start at 6:30 p.m., and is for parents whose children
are of middle school or high school age. The second night will be
Wednesday, May 9. The program will start at 6:30 p.m., is for parents
whose children are of elementary school age. Both meetings will be
held at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 700 S.W Second Ave. For
information, contact Shawna May at (863) 462-5000, ext. 298. Due to
the topics that will be discussed, we are asking that only parents
(adults) attend these meetings. The meetings are open to all interest-
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be Tuesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on May 8 from
7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School Library, 610 S.W Fifth
Ave. for anyone who cannot attend the afternoon meeting. All parents
and PTO members from all Okeechobee public and private schools
are encouraged to attend.
Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to corn:
Dlete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks
or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash
please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these
classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
Early Learning council to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc., provider/advisory council will meet Wednes-
day, May 9, at noon in the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206
S.W 16th St. For information, contact Migdalia G. Rosado at (772)
Chamber members will meet May 9
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, May 9, at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be Okee-
chobee County School Board member Kelly Owens, who will be
speaking about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. For information,
contact the Chamber at 764-6464.
echobee News 200"
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 3, 2007
:. .lBig Lake volleyball third in championship
Submitted to Okeechobee News
April Floyd took first place in the junior (11-14) division of
the monthly Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament
held last weekend at the Scott Driver ramps. Floyd brought
4.85 lbs. of Okeechobee bass to the scale for the win. Floyd
also had the big fish of her division. It weighed 3.1 Ibs.
Luke Joles finished in first place in the senior (15-18)
division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass
tournament last weekend at Scott Driver. Joles brought in
three fish weighing a total of 13.25 Ibs. for the win. Joles
also collected the big fish award in his division. The
beauty weighed 6.5 Ibs.
Floyd, Joles win
Big "0" tourney
By Loma Jablonski
April Floyd and Luke Joles
took first place honors in their
age divisions at the monthly Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tour-
nament last Saturday at the Scott
Floyd'brought 4.85 lbs. to the
scale to clinch first place in the
junior division (11-14). One of
the two fish in her bag, also
earned her the big fish award for
the division. It weighed in at 3.1
Ryan Edwards finished in
second place with 2.85 lbs.
Blake Brady took third place
with 2.3 lbs.
In the senior division (15-18),
Luke Joles took first place with
13.25 lbs. He brought three fish
to the scale to win. He also had a
6.5 lb. bass in his bag that
earned him the big fish award of
the senior division.
Second place went to Keith
Deitz for his 7.7 lb. bag of fish.
Mike Cornell took third place
with 6.8 lbs. of fish.
Nine boats took 19 young
anglers out onto Lake Okee-
chobee early Saturday morning
to compete in the monthly tour-
The club's next tournament
is scheduled for Saturday, May
26, if lake conditions are safe.
For information contact club
founder Charlie Hays at (863)
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on -Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
For information, contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
is accepting mem-
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf
tournament Saturday, May 19,
at the Okeechobee Golf and
It is a four-man team scram-
ble 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 lim-
ited number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-
able at Oakview Baptist Church.,
For information, call (863)
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
Tournaments are held the
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
. For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Fourth annual tennis
Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co. will sponsor the fourth
annual Okeechobee Junior Ten-
nis fundraiser on Saturday, May
19, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts, 580
N.W. 27th Lane. Check-in time
will be 8:45 a.m. The matches
will begin at 9 a.m.
There will be 10 different
divisions. The cost is $10 per
playerand includes a tee shirt,
lunch, balls and awards. Pro-
ceeds will go to the Brahman
tennis team. For more informa-
tion, contact Dave Ellis at (863)
763-4518 or (863) 532-9316. In
case of rain, the event will take
place on May 26.
The Big Lake Juniors 14 and
under volleyball team made it to
the semi-finals of the Florida AAU
Volleyball championships on the
strength of a ten-match win
Following a tournament cham-
pionship on April 7 in the Big Lake
Classic in Okeechobee, the Big
Lake 14 & under traveled to Orlan-
do to compete on April 21 and 22,
where they beat teams from Jack-
sonville, Deltona, Orlando, Clay
County and Fort Myers before
falling in the semis to the tourna-
ment runner-up champions from
Orlando. Coach May was happy
with the way his team closed out
the 2007 club season.
"We finished strong and any
coach would be proud of that,"
said Coach May. "We beat our 13
& under team in the finals of the
Okeechobee tournament and
they almost always beat us in
practice. Then we followed that
up with a win over Southwest
Sunset (Fort Myers) in the quarter-
finals in Orlando to avenge two
prior losses to them. That tells me
we were improving. All of the girls
did a great job. Setters Naomi
Stevens and Leanna Cotton
anchored our team all year and
the back row play of Brittney Free-
man and Ali Nunez was outstand-
ing in this tournament. Two other
players who made great strides
through the season were Paige
McCrary and Courtney Wilson.
Also, Farah Elhindi was strong all
Members of the Big Lake
Submitted to Okeechobee News/George May
The Big Lake Juniors 14 & under volleyball team finished third in the Florida AAU champi-
onship in Orlando. Team members were (kneeling, left to right) Ali Nunez and Brittney Free-
man; (second row, left to right) Shaunaye Brown-assistant coach, Adriana Mitchel, Maomi
Stevens, Courtney Wilson and Farah Elhindi; (back row, left to right) Paige McCrary, Jamie
McCoin, Andrea Eddings, Leanna Cotton and George May-head coach.
Juniors 14 and under team were Ali
Nunez, Brittney Freeman, Adriana
Mitchel, Naomi Stevens, Courtney
Wilson, Farah Elhindi, Paige
McCrary, Jamie McCoin, Andrea under division of the Florida AAU
Eddings and Leanna Cotton. championships. Big Lake's loss in
There were 39 teams from all the semi-finals placed them in a tie
over Florida entered in the 14 & for third place.
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as arthritis, respiratory, cardiovas-
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What can you do
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Minor strokes hardly harmless
HOUSTON -- No one is at
zero risk for stroke, which
explains why it is vital to know
the signs and understand how to
decrease the chance of experi-
encing a stroke.
Current therapies are power-
ful and effective, but can be
applied only in the first few
hours, said Dr. Dennis Landis,
chair of neurology at Baylor Col-
lege of Medicine in Houston.
Good cardiovascular health
habits greatly reduce the risk of
stroke. Hypertension and dia-
betes must be recognized and
treated. Smoking, obesity and
lack of exercise all increase the
risk of stroke, but that risk is
reduced when a person modifies
A stroke, is caused by loss of
blood supply to a portion of the
brain which results in loss of
brain function. For example, loss
of blood supply to the portion of
the brain controlling movement
may result in paralysis of the arm
and leg. Landis stresses the
importance of acting on the fol-
lowing warning signs and seek-
ing emergency care immediate-
Sudden numbness or weak-
ness affecting the face, arm or
leg, especially on one side of the
Sudden difficulty in speak-
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Sudden trouble seeing in
one or both eyes;
Sudden trouble walking,
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At a certified stroke center, a
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stroke is in progress, and
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Nearly half of strokes are pre-
ceded by transient symptoms or
signs. These are warnings of dis-
aster. Even though a person may
seem to recover in minutes, they
should go directly to an emer-
gency facility for diagnosis and
Some ischemic strokes may
seem to cause only minimal
damage, but they are still impor-
"If you have a block in a small
blood vessel irrigating a portion
of the white matter in the frontal
lobe, the symptoms may be sub-
tle. Don't ignore the minor prob-
lem," said Landis. "Diseases like
diabetes and hypertension are
also causing damage in similar
vessels elsewhere. A block in an
equally small blood vessel that
serves the portion of the brain
responsible for motor activity
can cause a person to be para-
Stroke victims can recover
partial or complete loss of motor
or speech function because of
other areas of the brain that take
over, but dead brain cells cannot
be resurrected. The promise of
stem cell therapy to re-grow
brain tissue lost from stroke is
distant at present, said Landis,
although there have been several
recent advances in post-stroke
If a person is forced to use the
weak limb in the early days after
stroke by restraining the normal
limb, the chances of recovering
function are increased. Direct
electrical stimulation of muscles
in paralyzed limbs can be used
to elicit nearly normal move-
ment, and may bolster the recov-
ery of normal control.
"We're getting better and bet-
ter with preventive and treat-
ment techniques," said Landis.
"Even more exciting is that there
are now many therapies that can
greatly reduce the risk of stroke."
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OHS JROTC holds
annual military ball
The fourth annual Okee-
chobee High School Army Junior
Reserve Officers Corps (JROTC)
* military ball was held at the O.H.S.
cafeteria on Saturday, April 21.
Okeechobee County Superin-
tendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper and O.H.S. principal Toni
Wiersma were among the guests
The evening's guest speaker
was Sergeant Major Charles Ford,
from Stuart. He spoke with the
cadets about the challenges of
leadership, both in the military
and in civilian life of his adven-
tures as a professional soldier for
20 years and as an ROTC instruc-
tor for 14 years.
Sgt. Major Ford also spoke of
an earlier duty assignment when
he taught ROTC cadets with
Colonel Saucier, the JROTC pro-
gram's senior army instructor, at
Austin Peay State University in
The cake cutting ceremony,
involving the youngest cadet pres-
ent, Cadet Sergeant John Hodges,
15, and the senior leader Douglas
North, 92, and the grog ceremony
were among the highlights of the
Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole
Colonel Lawrence Saucier (left), Cadet Sergeant John
Hodges (middle) and Douglas North (right) of the Sons of
the American Revolution assisted each other during the
cake cutting ceremony at the fourth annual Okeechobee
High School Army Junior Reserve Officers Corps (JROTC)
military ball held at O.H.S. on Saturday, April 21.
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The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1
until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open and serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.
until 3 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV Quarter pound hot dogs,
pizza and $1 draft beer will be
offered. David Copper from 3 until 7
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Draft beer
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Bingo is held every Saturday'
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.,m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6-p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
Because of low attendance,
the Friday night dinners and Satur-
day night bingo have been can-
celed until the first of October.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Matt Buxton at
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
Saturday, May 12: sporting clay
shoot at Quail Creek Plantation.
Call Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992
for information and applications.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday: bingo at noon.
Wednesday: cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have a
game you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday: will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge for
Thursday: karaoke night start-
ing at7 p.m. .-.,
Friday: dinner served from 5
until 7:15 p.m. Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
Saturday: dinner from 6 p.m.
until ?. Call for the menu. Karaoke
at 8 p.m.
Sunday: karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15: Moose
Lodge membership meeting at 8
Saturday, May 19: Lodge
Memorial Service an annual trib-
ute to deceased members.
Tuesday, May 22: enrollment
meeting at 7 p.m. All prospective
members should attend.
Family Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon until 8
p.m., or later. For information and
meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall and
kitchen are nearly completed. The
next step will be to install the
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Officers meetings, men and
women, are the first and third Tues-
day at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Every Thursday: horseshoes at
Every Sunday: horseshoes at 2
p.m.; free pool games all day;
music at 2 p.m.
Every Friday: dinner at 5 p.m.
for $3 donation; bar bingo at 6 p.m.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Every Saturday: dinner at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation; music to
dance by at 7 p.m.
Moose Races Saturday at 2
Sunday, May 6: breakfast from
8 until 11 a.m.; turkey shoot at 9
Sunday, May 20: District meet-
ing at Port St. Lucie; and, entering
float in Memorial Day Parade.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday: Dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from 6
until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 4 until 6 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, or Keith at (863)
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon, Mon-
day through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
for a $10 donation. Dancing imme-
diately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth, Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information, contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live. music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Saturday, May 5: Loyalty Day to
honor our fellow Americans begin-
ning at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
27, through Thursday, May 3, are
Theatre I -"Are We Done Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "300" (R) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
S 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;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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OKEECHOBEE- Sat. May 5th,
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In Brindaban Forest. Lots of
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
NANNY NEEDED: Yeehaw
Junction area, for 2 small chil-
dren of nice married couple.
References a plus. Please call
A and P MECHANIC
Seeking licensed A and P
Mechanic, 1-3 yrs. exp. in
general aviation aircraft re-
quired. Fax resume
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.
1530 NW 25th Drive
O .Okeechobee, FL 34972
-Aircraft Mechanic Helper-
Helper. No aviation exp. req'd.
No mechanical aptitude. HS
diploma/GED req'd. Fax
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 2ndSt. Okeechobee
Full- time & Part-time.
For weekends & night shifts.
Call or apply in person at
BHR Moose Lodge
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Motivated, &
reliable. Fax resume to
S863)763-1510 or drop it at
303 S. Parrott Ave. #G.
Needed for Home
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
please fax resumes to
or call Angel at
To apply in person, visit
210 NE 3rd Ave.
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL.
Exc. Benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management, Inc.
10800 NE 128 Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
No phone calls please!!
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWP Call
up to $15.00/ hr.
For Busy Restaurant
1111 Parrot Ave.
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FEED MILL PRODUCTION MANAGER
Needed for the 2nd Shift.
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computer experience helpful.
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3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
New Lic. # 2423
JACK'S TOP SOIL
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens .& Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 66'0
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
(2) 5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU.
All like brand new! $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
ANTIQUE CHANDELIER: Three
china bowls at top, green &
mauve colored. $35.
CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
Works well. $75
MINI REFRIGERATOR: Like
new. $50. 863-467-7721
RANGE, GE: Electric, White,
Like new. $75.
Geer a Snt
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
WASHER/DRYER, Sears HE,
electric, white, front loaders,
2 yrs. old, like new, $600.
YARD SHED: 8x12, Wooden,
GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition, $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7pm.
MEN'S BIKE: 26". $20.
GUTTER, Extruded, aluminum,
3x4, 2 pieces, 23'2" & 22'7",
for patio, good shape. $65
HEADER, Alum., self mating,
2x6, 52ft., used, good
shape, for patios. $100 firm.
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
COMM IRON & IRONING TA-
BLE- asking $300
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.
GOLD PIECE, 1904P $20
VF/XF, $1000. or best offer.
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
torsi $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 & DVD Rom. Wire-
less card. $200. or best of-
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681
COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747
ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
BED, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
BED, King, Orthopedic w/twin
BED: King size, excellent con-
dition. $300 or best offer.
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 lv. msg.
END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
White washed, fits 27" tv,
with glass & wood doors.
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
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,
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching coffee table. $250.
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
VANITY SET, Vanity, stool &
mirror. Excellent condition.
GOLF BALLS, Over 1000,
Many Logo Balls. $150 for
all or best offer.
GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
GOLF SETS (2): $55 for both
or will sell separately. Call
YAMAHA GOLF CART- '97,
Elec, new batteries, garage
kept, many extras $1350
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfeiods
PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") overture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
PLASMA TV, 42", with Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645
VACCUM CLEANER: Phantom
Fury, Good working order.
HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)357-3773
MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
NECKLACE & BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
gift bag pouches & boxes.
$300. Firm. (772)461-8822
HAMPTON BAY CEILING FANS
(2), 1 with lights, 5 blades,
gold w/wood blades. $50
MOBILE ELECTRIC CHAIR,
walker, wheelchair, new & 2
potty chairs, $400 will sell
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
ORGAN, Hammond, lots of
features. You haul. $100
PIANO, Kimball, marvelous
sound, excellent condition,
walnut color, $875
PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co.
with bench, $400 or best of-
SNARE DRUM, with stand,
AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
BEAGLE PUPPIES (3) Female,
Tri-Color. $50 each. No pa-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES:
CKC, 2 males & 2 females,
white and tan. $350 each.
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
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
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:
Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/
kids & other dogs. To good
home only! 561-996-7046
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 mos
old, 2 males. $175 each.
PIT PUPPIES (5): Red nose,
2f, 3m. Kerr & Bull Mastifs
also. Some are bob tail.
863-302-4001 or 302-4002
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75
SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
males, parents on premises.
Will be ready on 4/30. $700
YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males.
Will be ready May 5. $500.
HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635
VCR MOVIES, war, horror, ac-
tion & comedy, $250 will sell
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawun I Garden 850
APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
Ing $700 (863)763-0367
QUARTER HORSE- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
SADDLE, Good condition,
brown leather, $125
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work, $100. 863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
GARDEN TRACTOR: Sears,
with mower deck. Old &
need carb work. Many old
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 h, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like neW. $395.
SHOW HOG, Approx. 250 Ibs.
$450 (863)357-5832 after
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Inb with a clmsla d ad.
HEADSTALL, & breast collar,
with Swarovski crystals &
cow hyde, paid $500, asking
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage, Spes -
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
$590/mo. 1st & security, No
pets, Call only M-F 9a-3p,
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex
1 BR/1BA $775/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861
$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, includes 1st & 2 mos.
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba Villa.
$900/mo. 1st, last & se-
curity required. Please call
561-743-0192 or 762-7660.
BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1350/mo, 1st, & sec
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, $850 mo. +$850
sec. dep. Avail. 5/1
OKEE., 2bba, 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
garage. Nice area, C/Air.
1100. mo. +sec. & refs.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/lba, cen-
tral air, (863)763-8058
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
You don't have to live on a farm to enjoy the hearty
cuisine of the farm house kitchen. The "Farmhouse
Cookbook," a 516-page cookbook, features 300
recipes that will have you cooking classic country
fare in no time, even if you've never milked a cow or
plucked a chicken.
Farmhouse Cookbook (No. W13)... $15.95
Cold Weather Cooking
(No. W7) ... $16.95
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Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest Lancaster [8631) 634-2044
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
Poprty6 Silo' '1010
FIrms Sole 1020'
Houses Bal 1025
Property sale 1035
Land -a1l 1040,
Lots Salo 1045
Open Houmw 1050
Out of- Stater 1
Property Sale 1055
Propety l loon1O060
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
CONCESSION STAND, Small,
Hotdog's, Sandwiches, etc.
Hiah potential for income.
Located @ The Trading Post
Flea Market. Must sell due to
health. Call 561-202-4612
BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be used to-
wards downpymt. $178,500
Owner Financing. 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
I.1 1-" ^ '
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OKEE. CO., Corner lot 3 ac.
3/2, Beautiful. Modified Home.
Cathedral ceilings. $140K
OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on 1/2
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
WANTED: Land in Lake Okee.
area. To hunt on. Willing to
pay annual lease. Please call
Lee County, GA
212 acres, great location,
good neighbors, excellent
3/4 mile road frontage,
$3100 per acre. Call
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
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.
Ref's required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: 2BR/2BA, on 5
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1050/mo. 1st, last &
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1 bed-
room. $475/mo (includes
utilities). $300 security depos-
it. No Pets! (863)447-3426
TREASURE ISLAND: 2BR/1BA
Waterfront w/boat slip. Lg.
screen porch. $650 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)467-1308
DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
GLOBAL HOME, Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully Turn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
SEMINOLE COVE- on lake,
1700 sq ft, 3br/2ba, Ig sun-
room & deck $175,000 Call
Cam pers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/1a75 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
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 Iv ms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
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, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. $10,000.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
CAMPER, 32', good shape,
aluminum roof, $1200.
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
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
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
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.
WATER SKIS: 67", O'Brien Ce-
HONDA SHADOW 750- '04,
Excellent condition, 2K mi.,
Red, $4500. (863)357-1343
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992
Runs great. $2000 or best
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
$2400 neg. (863)357-3773
GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
HONDA 250 4 WHEELER-
'03, Recon. Green. Great
JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 41015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406C
Utility Trailers 4065
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
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
DODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
best offer (863)885-1708
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500. 863-302-4001
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
FORD MUSTANG GT 1995,
Great body & interior.
$1800. or will part out.
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K
mi., Cruise, P/W, P/L. Lock
wire hub caps 5 almost. New
tires $700. (863)763-6079
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce
CHEVY PICK-UP '55, Cadillac
500 cc engine & transmis-
sion. Lots of rust. Asking
BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
'Needs clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
AIR CONDITION UNIT: For
1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler,
ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
CARPET- Ford factory, out of a
'07 Ford F350 crew cab.
Charcoal. Perfect condition.
JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep
logo sewn in, with square
REESE HITCH- Complete, for
'1999 Ford Expedition. 1 yr
old. All parts included. $150.
or best offer. (863)763-3232
RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS,
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro
comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mIs.
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
TOOLBOX, Diamond plate, for
full size p/u. $125 or best of-
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
CHEVY TRUCK: '86, with tool
bed, has keys. $200
DODGE DAKOTA '96, Sport,
V6, runs great, $3400 or
trade for boat.
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
FORD F250 '01- repossession,
rough, not running, $4000
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.
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 Silverado. 6.5'
bed. $150. (863)697-0328
TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
$300 or best offer
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from
Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom, great
cond $125 (863)763-4992
CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $4500.
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K,
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
SEMI-TRAILERS (2), 40ft, en-
closed. $1600 for both.
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER,
16 Ft. $1000.
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
die/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
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
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
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
Public Notice 50D5'
State Public -
Legal Notice 0'IJ
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
Case No.: 2007 DR 214
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Isidro Gonzatez
Last Know Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Gaudencia
Gutierrez, whose address is 204 SE
3rd St, Okeechobee, FL on or before
May 25, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, Court Op-
erations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. It you fail to do so, a delautI
T,-,, i- Int.rr "i-i. n-t ".'.i for the re-
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Heather Thomas
IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL
OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL
IN THE BLANKS BELOW: I, Carmen A.
Gaudencia Gutierrez, who is the peti-
tioner, fill out this form,
206407 ON 4/25:5/3.10,17/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-364
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
PATRICIA E. WALTERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA E. WALTERS;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
HESTER ALUMINUM, INC:
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final i ,. .. of Foreclosure dated
April i, .'' and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-364, of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida NOVA-
STAR MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and
PATRICIA E. WALTERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA E. WALTERS;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
HESTER ALUMINUM, INC.; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, at 11:00
a.m., on the 10th day of May, 2007,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 2, REVISED PLAT OF
WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CUR
CUlT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
A p e r s o n i; r , ; i , i ih
plus fro.,,. ,I, I.. .I
the property owner as of the date ol
thie is pendens must file a claim with
60 days after the sale,
Dated this 24th day of April, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of said Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
conrmodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No,
(941) 335-2299 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 18th day of May 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
i ,. Year, Make, Model &
1988 Red Subaru Justy
1999 Silver Chevy Slverado
1994 Black Chevy 1500
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
bles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
208783 ON 5/3/07
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2NO AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON MAY 18, 2007 AT 9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
208779 ON 5/3/07
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND IN CRESTING
1.Pbli No ice
I Public No ice50
SEMINOLE TRIBAL ELECTION
MAY 14, 2007
In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Seminole Tribe of
Florida and the Corporate Charter and Bylaws of the Seminole Tribe of
Florida, Inc., a General Election is call for the following offices on Monday,
May 14, 2007. Candidates who have qualified for each office are listed.
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
1. Mitchell Cypress
2. Moses B. Osceola
BIG CYPRESS REPRESENTATIVE:
1. David R. Cypress
2. Daniel Jumper
3. Manuel (Mondo) Tiger
1. Elton Carl Baxley
2. Max B. Osceola, Jr
3. Leomnra Motlow Poore
4. Gordon O. Wareham
1. Sandy Billie, Jr.
2. Andrew Bowers, Jr.
3. Matthew J. Gopher
4. John Wayne Huff, Sr.
5. Roger Smith
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA. INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1. Richard Bowers
2. Jason Oon Billie
3. Amy Johns
4. Tony Sanchez, Jr.
5. Todd Kevin Osceola
BIG CYPRESS REPRESENTATIVE:
1. Paul Bowers, Sr.
2. Cicero Osceola
1. David D. DeHass
2. Marcellus Osceola, Sr.
3. Gloria Wilson
1. Willie Johns
2. Johnnie Jones, Sr
3. Theresa Nunez
4. Jack Smith, Jr.
Those members voting "ABSENTEE" will be furnished upon request in
writing. If voting by mail, please request an absentee ballot at once to allow
enough time for ballots to be mailed to you and be returned to the
Secretary's office, 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida 33024 on or
before May 14, 2007. Mark your ballots at once and return them so they
can be Included in the count for this election. All eligible voters are requested
to cast their ballots at established polling places on the three (3) reservations
or by absentee ballots.
HOLLYWOOD RESERVATION: Executive Office Auditorium,
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION: Senior Center
Big Cypress, Florida
BRIGHTON RESERVATION: Education building,
Polls will be open 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Eligible members and shareholders are urged to exercise
their right to vote in this election.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:
Chad Rucks (C & M Rucks Dairy) 22400 NW 144th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 33472,
has submied Application 070330-20 for a Water Use Permit for livestock waterng.
The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the project is located in
Sections 7,8,17,18, Township 35 South, Range 34 East.
OK Ventures LLC (OK Ventures Phase I) 6562 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL
33413, has submitted Application 070329-6 for an Environmenta Resource Permit
for 1.84 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to Lake Okeecho-
bee and the project is located in Section 9, Township 38 South, Range 36 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environmen-
tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided ,i ;,i .,,"i" ,,,,,, ,.* .,, r.f
staff report t s be requested in order .... 1 '. .
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after re-
viewing the staff report.
208274 ON 5/3/07
REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000093
FLORIDIAN TEST WELL CONSTRUCTION
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed
bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on June 7, 2007 for the construction and testing
of a Floridian Aquifer System Exploratory Well.
An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on May 14, 2007, 2:30 pm, at
the Okeechobee Service Center, 205 North Parrott Avenue, Suite 201, Okeechobee,
FL for all interested respondents. A visit to the project site will immediately follow.
Transportation will be the responsibility of interested attendees. Casual attire is rec-
ommended for the site visits.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may
obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the
solicitation from eOL ... r (3) by calling (561) 682-6391; or
(4) by cling the '. i .. bie HiiniE 'i1,) 72-5290. The public is invited to
attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can
be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
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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.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a youth
camp for children between the ages of 10 and 18. The camp will run June
4-7. The fee is $80 per camper and includes all expenses including three
meals a day. For information, contact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.
OCSO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring sum-
mer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four days long.
The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be residents of
Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child. Camps will be run by
the OCSO Marine Unit, the NSW-Trident cadet program with funding
support from the Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County.
Kids will be under direct supervision at all times by OCSO personnel and
selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident program. Activities
will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat safety and equip-
ment; basic physical fitness exercises; search and rescue boat tour/rides;
drown proofing orientation swimming evaluation (at the pool); water
safety at the beach; Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy UDT-SEAL
Museum Tour. Interested parents should call (863) 357-1600 or (863)
634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application
forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on a first-
come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp reservations
cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received the forms and fees.
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
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