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Olkeec/o ee News


Vol. 98 No. 124 Friday, May 4, 2007


50t Plus tax


Briefs

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed throughout
the region based on impact to
the resource and they vary
from one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve
water, the use of groundwater
wells is not restricted at this
time.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be
closed due to low water levels.
The locks will remain
closed until the water levels
come back up.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
burn ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 664
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.57 feet


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

Index

Classifieds . . . .9-11
Comics . . . . . .8
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .9
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .6
TV . . . . . . . .10
Weather . . . . . .2
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Tax reform results feared


If passed, bill
would force cuts
in law enforcement
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Legislation under considera-
tion could have devastating
effects on the operation of the
Okeechobee County and Glades
County sheriffs' offices.
Florida lawmakers have been


considering legislation that would
eliminate ad valorem property
taxes on homestead exempted
properties and possibly allow
counties to impose a sales tax.
This could hurt smaller coun-
ties like Okeechobee that do not
have a large volume of retail sales.
The Senate had offered a tax
package that would save taxpay-
ers about $20 billion over five
years, while a House plan would
have cut nearly $50 billion in the
same time. Governor Charlie Crist
proposed a third version that


would have cut taxes by about
$34 billion over five years.
A Republican-sponsored
House proposal would reduce or
eliminate property taxes on
homesteads in exchange for
increasing the statewide sales tax
from 6 percent to at least 7 per-
cent, and possibly as much as 8.5
percent.
Plans offered by both cham-
bers and the governor all include
the concept of rolling taxes back
and then capping them, with
exceptions for population growth


and inflation or increases in per-
sonal income.
After consulting with Gov.
Crist, House Speaker Marco
Rubio and senate President Ken
Pruitt agreed to postpone the
issue until a special session tenta-
tively set for June 5.
"The issue is too important for
our state and our taxpayers for us
to give them a product that they
would not be proud of," said Sen.
Pruitt.
Representative Rubio said that
"conceptual progress" has been


made, but not enough to resolve
their differences on a final version.
In Okeechobee County, any
tax cuts would primarily affect the
sheriff's office, since it is funded
by ad valorem taxes. Most of the
other county functions are
financed by landfill host fees.
"We could not function,"
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May said of the proposed tax cuts.
He said budget cuts would
See Tax- Page 2


in


the black




says report


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Debbie Bradley with Hoy-
man Dobson presented the
2006 Audit Report to the City
Council on Tuesday, May 1,
which detailed their financial
statements in accordance with
the Government Auditing Stan-
dards.
The audit also included inter-
nal control over financial report-
ing and tested compliance with
certain provisions of laws, regu-
lations, contracts and grant
agreements and other matters.
According to the 2006 audit,
when the fiscal year ended, the


city's total assets exceeded its
liabilities on Sept. 30, 2006, by
$14,901,540.
The city's total revenues
were $7,005,165 compared to
total expenses of $5,735,354,
which resulted in a $1,269,811
increase in net assets.
The general fund of the city's
total assets increased from $6.8
million to $8.5 million from the
2005 fiscal year to the 2006 fiscal
.year, ,.hich i a, ini. retas'- of $1.7
million.
This increase was mostly in
cash where projects were com-
pleted and the city received

See Audit Page 2


Cattle drive



pays homage



to the cowboy


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Main Street
presented their quarterly report
and a request to hold a cattle
drive down S.R. 70 from the
Country Cooler to the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter at 4200 S.R. 70 E.
According to Main Street
president Maureen Burroughs,
three years ago President Bush
declared the fourth Saturday in


July to be National American
Cowboy Day and no one east of
the Mississippi has ever really
celebrated it.
Main Street, along with the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation, are going to hold a
ranch rodeo on July 28 at the
agri-civic center. The rodeo will
involve 10 events that coincide
with what goes on at a ranch.
To kick-off the rodeo, Main
See Cattle Page 2


Detective Sergeant Brad
Stark's message was clear and
concise: educate yourself and
your child, and get involved.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office detective deliv-
ered that message in a presenta-
tion on gangs to a group of
King's Bay homeowners
Wednesday evening.
He was joined by Sheriff Paul
May who told the crowd: "This,
is the best thing you can do."
"As long as we have parents
that don't care, we're going to
have gangs," said Sheriff May.
Although the gang situation
in Okeechobee County has not
reached the deadly proportions
of Palm Beach County, there is
still cause for concern because
local gangs are actively recruit-
ing new and younger members.
Sgt. Stark told the homeown-
ers on May 2 that the best thing
they can do is educate their
child about the dangers of
becoming a gang member, and
to remind them that to become
a gang member the recruit must


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Thursday, May 3, was pro-
claimed as the National Day of
Prayer by the President of the
United States of America George
W. Bush on Friday, April 20.
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee has brought this event to
Okeechobee once again where
members of the community met
at the Okeechobee County Court-
house to unite as a unit to pray.
Within the presidential procla-
mation he stated that "A prayerful
spirit has always been an impor-
tant part of our national charac-
ter, and it is a force that has guid-
ed the American people, given us
strength, and sustained us in
moments of joy and in times of
challenge."
He goes on to mention that in
the aftermath of the recent
tragedy at Virginia Tech that
'"Americans have joined together


"Many times kids are looking for the love they
don't get at home. They (gangs) give them
money, drugs everything they need,"
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark


commit a criminal act.
The most important deter-
rent from gang activity is being
interested in your child's activi-
ty, he said. Parents should talk
and listen to their children.
On top of that, indicated the
sheriff, the child needs to know
that once they become a gang
member, they will always be a
gang member.
"There are only two ways
you can go when you get in a
gang you're going to go to
prison or you're doing to die,"
emphasized Sheriff May.
"They're not going to let you
out."
Sgt. Stark also drove home
the point that parents actually
play a big part in the success or
failure of gangs by putting high


values on education; getting
their child involved in sports or
clubs; learning the different
gang signs, symbols and activi-
ties; helping their child get into a
mentoring program where they
will have a positive role model;
and, giving their child praise.
If you don't, he said, a gang
will.
"Many times kids are looking
for the love they don't get at
home," he said. "They (gangs)
give them money, drugs -
everything they need."
But, there are plenty of
young people that willingly join
these criminal street gangs. In
1996, there was an estimated

See Gangs Page 2


to pray for the lives that were lost
and for their families, friends, and
loved ones."
President Bush goes on to pro-
claim that "at this important time
in our history, we also pray for the
brave members of our Armed
Forces and their families. We pray
for their safety, for the recovery of
the wounded, and for the peace
we all seek."
The Continental Congress first
called for a day of prayer in 1775
for wisdom in forming a nation.
This practice has continued
throughout history including
President Abraham Lincoln's
proclamation of a day of "humili-
ation, fasting and prayer" in 1863.
According to the National Day
of Prayer Organization's website,
in 1952 a joint resolution by Con-
gress was signed by President
Harry Truman. It was declared an
annual, national day of prayer.

See Prayer Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Members of the Okeechobee Church of God youth ministry called "The Fire Within" partici-
pated in the National Day of Prayer by performing a thematic presentation to the song "We
Will Stand" by Avalon. The youth range in age from sixth to 12th grade and one college stu-
dent who leads their drama group. Pictured in no particular order are Kayla Benson, Albo
King, Tabitha Cannon, Alaina Perviss, Jonathan Johnson, Chelsea Pittman, Brandy Yates,
Cody Mohr and drama leader Donald Mohr.


K '*S. Be involved in child's life


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May (right) answers a question from a King's Bay
homeowner-Wednesday evening regarding the gang situation in Okeechobee County.
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark (left) gave a presentation to the crowd about criminal
street gangs and how parents need to become more involved in their child's life to keep
them from becoming a gang member.

Homeowners learn of local gangs
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News


City takes part in


National Day of Prayer









2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 4,2007


OHS holds annual Yearbook Jam


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The yearbooks are in at
Okeechobee High School,
heralding the fast approach of
the end of the year.
Now that the books have
arrived, plans are being set in
motion for their release.
The annual Yearbook Jam
marks the release of the year-
book and has been set for Friday
afternoon, May 4. Attendance to
the Jam was dependent on the


Audit

Continued From Page 1
reimbursements from grants that
h iad been given to other funds.
The city's liabilities which
include accounts payable, accrued
expenses and deferred revenue -
increased from approximately
$135,000 to $489,505 which is an
increase of approximately
$350,000. Most of the increase was
clue to road resurfacing and some
invoices that were due.
There was an increase of
almost $1 million in the unreserved
fund which increased from $5.6
million to $6.6 million.
Total revenues of the general
fund increased approximately


Cattle

Continued From Page 1
Street and the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Association want to drive
25 head of Corriente cattle to the
county facility on S.R. 70 E.
The Corriente breed can be
traced back to the first cattle
brought to the new world by the
Spanish as early as 1493. These
cattle were hardy breeds chosen
S.-,: ll, to withstand the ocean
crossing and adapt to their new
land.
The specific cattle that will be
used in this cattle drive belong to
the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and
have been in at least four other
drives on pavement. The Semi-
nole Tribe has given permission to
the Okeechobee Cattleman's
Association to use the cattle.
These same cattle have been
used in Kissimmee and Arcadia,
as well as other places.
Okeechobee Cattleman's
Association representative Bill
Phares told council members that
"... when they came up with this
idea, they said what better place to
celebrate the National Day of the
Cowboy than in cow town."
They have gotten initial bless-
ings from several political figures
endorsing the event.
According to Mr. Phares, he
has met with both Sheriff Paul
May and Police Chief Denny Davis
because the event would shut
down streets.
"We will use citizen patrols


Tax

Continued From Page 1
force them to be reactive rather
than proactive. The sheriff said that
no one had told him that his office
was spending too much money.
He said other counties were pre-
dicting a 30 percent decline in rev-
enues to operate their sheriff's
offices.
Okeechobee County Adminis-
trator George Long said the pro-
posed legislation would benefit
homeowners at the expense of
business and industry.
The business climate in Florida
is already harsh as compared to
other states.
"Until we see all the pieces of
the proposal, it is impossible to
determine the impact on servic-
es," the administrator said.
However, he did predict disas-
trous consequences.
The governor had been quoted
as saying that property taxes on
homesteaded properties must
"drop like a rock."
In response to the governor's
comments, Mr. Long said the pro-
posed legislation would cause the
level of services offered by coun-
ties to "drop like a rock."
However, he said Okeechobee
would be better off than some
counties because taxes have been
pushed down in recent years. He
said this year, taxes were even cut
for Okeechobee residents.
Those counties that raised
taxes, said Mr. Long, would have a
tougher time with the proposed


Prayer

Continued From Page 1
In 1988, the law was amended
and signed by President Ronald
Regan to permanently set the day
as the first Thursday of every May
as the National Day of Prayer.
The Okeechobee Ministerial
Association, as a whole, officiated
the event in the memory of the late
Reverend Al Jacquith, who had
organized the local National Day of
Prayer for many years.


student ordering their yearbook
by the end of pre-sales in March.
At the Jam, students will be
the very first to see the new year-
books and have opportunity to
get them signed by friends. Even
the yearbook staff will not be
able to look through the finished
yearbook before Friday.
Those that have not pur-
chased their yearbook yet will
have the opportunity to do so on
Monday, May 7, for $45. There
are a limited number of books
available.


$600,000 to $6,496,717 due mainly
to taxes caused by an increase in
property values and additional
electric franchise fees, which can
be attributed to growth within the
city.
The expenditures for the city
also increased about $500,000
from $5.6 million to $61.1 million.
These increases occurred in two
major areas of public safety that
included salaries, supplies, fuel,
repairs and retirement fund. The
other major area was in physical
environment that included an
increase in trash collection due to
growth, road repair and striping.
The revenues exceeded the
expenditures by $390,310 which is
about $100,000 more than they the
prioryear.


and auxiliary units to accommo-
date the event, which will make
this no cost to the sheriff's depart-
ment," said Sheriff May. "I am
proud of the cowboy culture of
Okeechobee. The cow people of
Okeechobee are some of the
finest people I have ever met."
According to Chief Davis, the
group is only asking for five offi-
cers from the Okeechobee City
Police Department.
The cattle drive would last for
about an hour, but the streets
would be closed on an as-needed
basis. For example, once the cattle
have passed beyond certain roads
that road would be reopened and
the detour would be lessened.
Members of the cattleman's
group will be driving the cattle.
Mr. Phares assured the Council
that "real cowboys will be driving
the cattle."
"We (Okeechobee Cattle-
man's Association) are doing it for
Okeechobee. We are not charging
anything to come to it,"' said Mr.
Phares. "'\A re just wanting to cel-
ebrate the day of the cowboy and
we really and truly feel like this is
the place to do it in Okee-
chobee where there are still about
four cows to every person."
The City Council told Mrs. Bur-
roughs and Mr. Phares to continue
planning with the city staff depart-
ment heads and the sheriff's
office.
Mrs. Burroughs went on to
detail the events that Main Street
has participated in or held within
the last quarter.


legislation.
While he said a sales tax is fair-
er than a property tax, Mr. Long
believes the state should work
with local governments to come
up with other ways to fund servic-
es since counties have become so
dependent on property taxes.
Not everyone owns property,
but everyone spends money. With
sales taxes, people who have a lot
of money can spend more money
and thus pay more taxes. People
who have little money, spend less
and pay less in taxes.
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser Bill Sherman was not
sure how the proposed legislation
would affect the county. He won-
dered if the proposed sales tax
increases would be collected
statewide and proportionally divid-
ed among the counties, or if each
county would retain their own
sales taxes.
If the sales tax was apportioned
statewide, he thought the county
would come out better than just
relying on local sales tax.
Many tax bills have soared in
recent years because of rapidly ris-
ing property values. Owners of pri-
mary homes, known as home-
steads, have been protected by the
Save Our Homes Amendment that
caps annual increases at 3 percent,
but that has resulted in higher bulls
for other taxpayers.
"We support relief for business-
es and non-homesteaded property
owners who have faced the tax
burden shift brought on by Save
Our Homes," said Pinellas County
Commissioners Susan Latvala,
who is also president of the Florida


Local ministers participated by
each taking a turn to pray for each
division of leadership from the
national level to the local level. The
President of the United States,
armed forces, U.S. Congress, state
leaders, county and city officials,
emergency personnel and law
enforcement, educators, the
healthcare community and for the
citizens and economic issues with-
in Okeechobee in general.
Approximately 75 members of
the community took part, includ-
ing many local elected officials.


The high school yearbook is
put out annually through the
OHS journalism department
yearbook staff. Twenty-four stu-
dents and the sponsor, Ms.
Vanessa Van Camp, spend the
first three nine weeks of school
working diligently to get all 320
pages to the printer in time for
them to be published.
This year's book is almost
exclusively in color. The only
non-color pages being those
senior ads that were requested
to be black and white a first


Under the internal controls sec-
tion of the audit it is stated that they
"... noted no matters involving the
internal control over financial
reporting and its operation that we
consider to be material weakness-
es."
Under the compliance section it
goes on to state that "... the results
of our test disclosed no instances of
noncompliance or other matters
that are required to be reported
under Government Auditing Stan-
dards."
The report goes on to state that
next year's budget, under which
the city is now operating, main-
tained the same millage rate of
7.1899. And, for the fiscal year, the
city allotted approximately $15.6
million for all funds which is an


They held their first annual
Juried Arts Fest in Flagler Park on
Feb 23 and 24. Due to the success
of that event they have been able
to provide two scholarships that
total $1,000 from the civic group
to local students.
They held their fifth annual Top
of the Lake Barbeque and spon-
sored the Rip Van Winkle chil-
dren's show for the elementary
schools.
Main Street began work on the
second grant for the old jail in
order to extend funds for the
restoration project. They have
applied with Target for a $3,000
grant for the next year's Art Fest,
which they expect to be larger
next year.
They have also began develop-
ing an Arts League/Council in
Okeechobee with assistance from
the State Division of Cultural
Affairs because there are no cur-
rent places for children and other
artists to put their artistic abilities
to work.
They have also begun looking
for grants and working with the
design committee to begin the
courtyard park project. They will
be applying for a grant through
Lowe's, of which the maximum
request is $25,000, for park
improvements. They have cur-
rently secured the services of
Steve Dobbs, of Rudd Jones and
Associates, to begin the architec-
tural design plan phases for cost
purposes.
Main Street has volunteered
2,393 hours this quarter, which


Association of Counties. "Howev-
er, we cannot accept tens of bil-
lions of dollars in state-mandated
cuts that would harm urban and
rural counties in vastly different
ways."
In an April 30 Letter to the Edi-
tor published in the Okeechobee
News, Ms. Latvala stated that if
passed, the measure would force
Duvall County to lay off 140 law
enforcement officers including
40 school resource officers.
In Glades County, where prop-
erty taxes are the main source of
income for the county, officials
were more specific about cuts that
would come about as a result of
proposed legislation.
"It's massive layoffs for me,"
said Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whidden.
He said the governor's propos-
al would cause a 45 percent reduc-
tion in his budget. He said he
would have to go from 16 to eight
deputies. Currently, he has four
deputies per shift.
The proposed tax cuts would
leave him with two deputies per 12
hour shift to cover 775 square
miles. He would have one dis-
patcher per per shift to handle all fire,
EMS and law enforcement calls.
Sheriff Whidden said one alter-
native might be to close the sher-
iff's office between the hours of 2
and 6 a.m., with a deputy on call
during that time period.
He said personal services
account for 77 percent of his budg-
et and that the budget has very few
frills.
Sheriff Whidden pointed out
that when he prepared a budget


The Kiwanis provided sack
lunches that consisted of a ham or
turkey sandwich, chips, a Rice
Crispy treat and a cold drink. Mem-
bers of Kiwanis met at the United
Methodist Church prior to the
event to prepare the lunches.
A tent, podium and chairs were
provided by Bass Funeral Home.
The sound system was provided by
the Okeechobee Church of God
and the programs were provided
by the Okeechobee Ministerial
Association.
For more information about the


in the years that Ms. Van Camp
has sponsored the yearbook.
This year also marks Ms. Van
Camp's final year with the pro-
gram.
"I just want to teach English,"
said Ms. Van Camp. "That's
where my real passion is. I feel
kind of out of place being in
charge of the yearbook."
Although she is leaving the
program, Ms. Van Camp will
continue to teach English at the
high School.


increase of 21.9 percent from the
prioryear's budget.

Expenditures for the 2007 fiscal
year total approximately $7.8 mil-
lion, which is an increase of
approximately 9.9 percent from
the prior year's budget of $7.1 mil-
lion.

The major changes occur in the
general fund, public facilities fund,
industrial development fund and
the Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) grant fund.

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totals $4,716.95 of in-kind contri-
butions when multiplied by $6.15
per hour. The group also provided
volunteer hours to the inaugural
Okeechobee County Fair.
They have established five new
business members which brings
their total membership to 89 busi-
nesses and 38 individuals.
The second mural has been
started on the Robinson building,
which depicts the catfish industry,
the ice plant and the railroad and
how they are intertwined.
They have also selected a
muralist for the third project,
which will be on the Embarq
building and will depict the history
of the phone and communication
system.
This quarter they will continue
planning for their events, as well
as the following:
Adopt a median program in
conjunction with the Florida
Department of Transportation by
attending a workshop in July.
Develop a plan for securing
funding for the courthouse park
via grants, private and public
monies.
Develop an Okeechobee
beautification fun shoot.
Plan for the second annual
Top of the Lake Art Fest on Feb. 23
and 24, 2008.
Planning the sixth annual
barbeque.
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reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


for the coming fiscal year he had
requested no pay raises. He did,
however, request more money for
fuel to cover rising fuel costs and
more money for overtime.
The situation prompted some
Glades County officials to write let-
ters to the governor according to
Glades County Democrat reporter
Nena Bolan.
"How will a small impover-
ished county such as Glades exist
on 45 percent decease in ad val-
orem revenues, while more afflu-
ent counties will average only 12
percent reduction of property
taxes?" the Glades County Proper-
ty Appraiser Larry Luckey wrote in
his letter to the governor.
"The bottom line is that we will
be drastically compromising the
well being of our visitors and per-
manent residents of Glades Coun-
ty, and in many cases, patients will
die," wrote Bob Jones, EMS direc-
tor for Glades County.
The situation is very fluid at this
point with many uncertainties and
discussion is ongoing.
When the legislature meets in
special session they will be able to
devote their undivided attention to
finding a workable solution to the
problem.

(Editor's Note: Some of the
material in this article came from
The Associated Press, and the
Glades County Democrat. Post
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National Day of Prayer visit
www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

In other Kiwanis business, they
will be holding their appreciation
day with the Key Club and the
Builder's Club at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex with the teachers
and the superintendent of schools
in lieu of the regular luncheon.

On May 17, which is scholar-
ship night at the high school, they
will be presenting their $4,000
scholarship.


Gangs

Continued From Page 1
652,000 gang members nation-
wide. In 2000, however, those
numbers burgeoned to an esti-
mated 1 million gang members
nationwide that belonged to an
estimated 65,000 gangs. That
survey also determined that the
Latin Kings had an estimated
100,000 members across the
nation, said Sgt. Stark.
He went on to say another
survey is currently being con-
ducted.
To demonstrate the prolifer-
ation of gangs, Sgt. Stark said
Palm Beach County has docu-
mented 6,000 gang members.
"And they're having drive-by
shootings daily over there," he
added.
Sgt. Stark also spent time
telling the concerned home-
owners about what to look for
and how to help distinguish a
possible gang member.
There are two traditional
gangs the People's Nation
whose colors are red/black, or
the Folk Nation whose colors
are blue/silver.
"In Okeechobee County," he
said, "you'll see primarily
blue."
He went on to say that the
gangs also have "sides," which
means they may wear articles
of clothing or items to one side
or the other to let others know
their gang allegiance. The Peo-
ple's Nation is the left side,
while the Folk Nation is the
right.
Sgt. Stark gave an example
that if you see someone with
the right leg of their pants rolled
up, it could mean they are a
member of the Folk Nation. If
they are wearing a red bandana
or red Rosary beads they could
possibly be a member of the
People's Nation.
Sgt. Stark also told parents if


they suspect their child may be
thinking about joining a gang,
to be aware of pictures they
draw. Many times, he contin-
ued, these drawings will
include gang symbols. For
example, if the child is drawing
pictures of pitchforks it could
mean they are thinking about
joining the Folk Nation since
that is one of their symbols -
as is the 'flying heart' the num-
ber 6 and the Playboy bunny
with one ear bent forward.
Symbols of the People's
Nation include the number 5,
the Playboy bunny with both
ears upright and a die indicat-
ing the number 5.
Sgt. Stark, explained Sheriff
May, has got to know local
gang members very well. So
well, in fact, they frequently
include his name in their 'tag-
gings.'
Tagging is the painting to
gang symbols and such on
something to indicate that
gang's turf. Some examples of
tagging could be a pitchfork, a
crown or even the numbers
187 -- the California penal code
for homicide.
In recent tagging incidents
around the county Sgt. Stark's
name has been painted on
structures. In some of those
taggings, his name has been
preceded by the numbers 187
which means the gang is
threatening the detective's life.
"And when they threaten
Brad, they threaten ever law-
abiding citizen in Okeechobee
County," said Sheriff May. "And
I'm not going to tolerate it."
Sgt. Stark is available to
speak to any group or organiza-
tion about the local criminal
street gang situation. He can be
reached by calling the OCSO at
(863) 763-3117.
If anyone has concerns or
information about local gang
activity, they can call the OCSO
gang hotline at (863) 763-5742.


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will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
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showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The
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Angela McCall, Erin Tewksbury
and Brandy Thompson. The
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WATER: If you haven't been down to the lake recently, take a
drive down to Lock 7. The land is dry to the end of the pier, right to
the drop off where the channel is. Then you can see the island on
the other side of the channel. It's time to stop lawn watering and
save the water for drinking (for humans and animals), growing
crops and maintaining environmentally sensitive areas so the
wildlife can survive. Lawns should not be a top priority. If you plant
native grasses, they will come back when the rains return. But what
good is a green lawn when you have no water to drink? Being on a
well should not make you immune to the lawn watering ban. Your
well is pulling water from the same aquifer that others use for
drinking water.

ATVs: Today in the news the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) has banned ATVs in many wildlife areas
because of the drought and because ATVs can easily start fires in
dry brush. They are banning ATVs and airboats due to the danger of
brush fires started by the hot engines.

TAMIFLU: I was reading an article that said that Florida is the
only state in the union that has not bought Tamiflu for the influenza
epidemic that could cripple Florida. I was wondering if everyone
would please call their congressman and ask them to stock the
Tamiflu. Other states have theirs and they are willing to buy the left-
over that Florida did not buy.

LADY PRESIDENT: In regard to the Speak Out comment on April
24, where they say they would hate to see a woman president of the
United States why? Women run our lives. Women are mothers,
heads of business and hold high ranking positions in the military.
Why would you not want to see a woman as president of the Unit-
ed States? I would think it would be a good thing and it might be a
pleasant, refreshing change from what we have had.

IRAQ: Every night on the news I'm watching these young sol-
diers being killed in Iraq. They are 18 to 21 and somebody's hus-
band and father. How come we cannot take prisoners out of the
prisons, put a uniform on them, give them a gun and let them kill
legally? It would relieve the-overcrowded prisons and keep these
decent, young men from losing their lives.

NEW JERSEY: This is in response to the letter to the editor by
Susan Withrow. I am sorry for your loss of your stolen purse. How-
ever, I moved here in 1990 from New Jersey as you did. There were
thieves in New Jersey. There was trash on the roadways in New Jer-
sey. There were realty and huinungous taxes in New Jersey. What is
the difference between New Jersey and Okeechobee? It is also how
you treat people. If you act like you are frorfi New Jersey, you will
be treated like you are from New Jersey. If you treat people with
respect that is what you get back. I feel sorry for you because you
had your purse stolen. However, if you leave your purse out where
it can be stolen in New Jersey, I guarantee you it will be stolen. As I
have told other northerners, if you don't like it leave. Go back to
New Jersey, pay your humungous taxes and be miserable.

WATERLOO: Many years ago there was another little man who
ran a country. His name was Napoleon. He wouldn't admit his
problems and he finally met his Waterloo. I believe that Dubya will
too.

AGRIC-CIVIC CENTER: Concerning the cattlemen and the agri-
center, does anyone really know how many cattlemen there are?
I've heard there are two. What will become of the old arena? Are
we going to sell it to a fancy doctor for demolition for a concrete
lot? That makes me sick. Or will it be left for ruin like the old FFA/4-
H barn at the high school which could be fixed up instead of just
lying there like it does. Will we add this to collection with the rail-
road depot, the old jail and the old dilapidated bank? It seems like a
good idea to some people but to others it really does not.

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Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, 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 Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
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 nor-
mal 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 ULinda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also an
open discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,
3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season on Sept. 7,
hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring
Parkway, one mile east of U.S.27. For information call (863) 471-0559 or
(863) 385-6621.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every month
October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street at 10 a.m. For
information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the first
Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring to receive
personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gathering is located at
1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 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.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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 8 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 Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S..Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care are wel-
come. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.


Community Events

Yard sales help Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on 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 Ham-
rick 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 Friday, May 4. We are no
longer accepting donated yard sale items. Thank you for helping
make this year a success. For information, call Rosie at (863)
763-4242.

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

Drought, landscaping topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 5, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 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 horticultur-
alist. The topic of the show will be the drought and how to cre-
ate a Florida friendly yard. For information, call Carol Cloud Bai-
ley at (772) 260-2132 or yarddoccarol@aol.com.
VFW hosting Loyalty Day
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold Loy-
alty Day on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in honor of our
fellow Americans. Everyone is welcome. For information, call
(863) 763-2308.

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5,
and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m.,until 12:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days
must be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers
course material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety
Program. AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors
age 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent
for your three-year discount upon completion of the class. For
information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Class of '88 plans for reunion
The Class of '88 will have a planning session on Sunday, May
6, at 3 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Bring contact
information and ideas for our reunion weekend.

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

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

OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

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 dis-
cussing what parents can do to help keep their children safe
while on the internet. Cyber-bullying and online predators will
be discussed as well as popular social sites. The first night of the
program will be Tuesday, May 8. The program will start at 6:30
p.m., and is for parents whose children are of middle school or
high school age. The second night will be Wednesday, May 9.
The program will start at 6:30 p.m., is for parents whose chil-
dren are of elementary school age. Both meetings will be held
at the Freshman Campus Auditorium, 700 S.W. Second Ave. For
information, contact Shawna May at (863) 462-5000, ext. 298.
Due to the topics that will be discussed, we are asking that only
parents (adults) attend these meetings. The meetings are open
to all interested parties.


Community Events


OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse .Coalition's monthly meeting
will be Tuesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is welcome
and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-
0040. There will also be an evening meeting on May 8 from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Central Elementary School Library, 610 S.W Fifth Ave. for
anyone who cannot attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and
PTO members from all Okeechobee public and private schools are
encouraged to attend.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee
County Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attend-
ed to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to
attend these classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863)
763-4134.

Chamber members will meet May 9
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, May 9, at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be
Okeechobee County School Board member Kelly Owens, who will
be speaking about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. For infor-
mation, contact the Chamber at 764-6464.


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)
220-1220.

Church hosting gospel sing, May 11
A gospel sing will be held at the Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. All singers and musi-
cians are welcome. There will be fellowship following the sing. For
information, contact Sister Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

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-
1995.

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.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 4, 2007


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Pilot project to
remove sediment
near Harney Pond

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY On April
23, the Glades County Board of
Commissioners met and consid-
ered bids from contractors for
removing the sediment from the
Okeechobee lake bed near Har-
ney Pond Canal.
The pilot project is funded by
South Florida Water Management
District. The county will oversee
the removal of phosphorous-


laden sediment.
The county is eager to move
on with the work because low
water levels in the lake have
exposed the muck, which will
make removal easier.
Officials and workers hope to
get much of it done before the
rainy season begins.
Four companies submitted
their bids on time and were pres-
ent at the meeting.
They were Rio-Bak, Wright,
AEC and Carl Perry. Each bidder
spoke publicly about his expertise
in the debris removal business.
The board then ranked them
according to desirability and con-
sequently chose Carl Perry.
Foremost in Mr. Perry's favor


was the use of laser equipment -
which the county board hopes
will prove a more efficient way of
carrying out the work.
The precision of laser leveling
is widely used in local agri-busi-
ness. A tractor is fitted with a
scraper to cut the muck and it is
guided by the laser. It cuts at an
exact set level so the operator
does not have to do it visually.
"This is a more environmental-
ly sound way to do it," explained
Carl Perry.
Mr. Perry explained that his
business is local and smaller than
the other bidders. This allows him
to be more accessible to county
officials, and he can swiftly
change his operation in case the


county determines that adjust-
ments need to be made.
Another agenda item dis-
cussed was nuisance ordinance
violations involving livestock in
residential neighborhoods.
Recently a nuisance ordinance
was revised to more specifically
define offensive conditions relat-
ed to keeping livestock.
The county commissioners
informed the public that any com-
plaints should be filed with
Glades County Planning and Zon-
ing Department. This may be
done in the office, or by e-mail.

Staff Writer Nena Bolan can be
reached nenabolan@yahoo.com.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Seminole Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) or the Department of Correc-


tions (DOC).
Robert Shaw, 37, Moore Haven,
was arrested April 22 by Deputy
Robert Davis on a charge of stalking.
His bond was set at $40,000.
Shana Kesecker, 45, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 24 by
Deputy Sergeant Wayne Stripling on
a charge of driving under the influ-


ence. Her bond was set at $6,000.
0 Hector Vasquez, 23, Moore
Haven, was arrested April 25 by
Trooper McGrede on charges of leav-
ing the scene of an accident with
damages, driving under the influ-
ence, attaching an unassigned tag
and no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $3,000.


Submitted art/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The work planned to strengthen the dike around Lake Okeechobee is designed to prevent
lake water from further weakening the dike.


Dike workshop well attended


By Naji Tobias
Special to Okeechobee News
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -A busi-'
ness opportunity workshop with
the Army Corps (of Ergirneers
(COE) for the Herbert Hoover Dike
rehabilitation project was held
April 26 at the University of Florida
Everglades Research and Educa-
tion Center in Belle Glade.
At the workshop, the COE
announced its goals and timetable
for the revised Herbert Hoover Dike
(HHD) project.
The project is slated to begin
construction in June, again at
Reach 1, the area from Port Mayaca
to Belle Glade.
The redesign involves the reha-
bilitation of the seepage berm.
Then in July, the cut-off wall -
built to prevent water from seeping
through the dike and send it deeper
where the dike is thicker will
undergo reconstruction.
Work is currently under way on
the toe ditch fill rehabilitation. A
drainage swale will be added.
According to COE officials, the
main priority of the dike repair is


public safety. Officials said they are
also committed to minimizing the
impacts of ongoing construction
oh local landowners and commu-
nities.
The project should be complet-
ed by October 2013, said COE offi-
cials. With that in place, the COE is
seeking a contractor which could
contribute to providing the organi-
zation of their priorities.
Carlos D. Clarke, the chief of the
contracting division, said that with-
in a year, up to three contractors
could be selected to construct the
seepage berm, the cutoff wall and
their structures. He added that the
selection process is a technical
process defined by federal regula-
tions. The most responsive,
responsible individual or firm qual-
ified to complete the work will be
chosen.
Mr. Clarke said that he encour-
aged the contractors in attendance
to attend site visits and pre-propos-
al conferences to obtain a better
understanding of the dike project.
Twenty or so contractors were
present.
Mike Bell, a procurement spe-


cialist and certified business analyst
from the Florida Atlantic University
Small Business Development Cen-
ter, discussed the Procurement
Technical Assistance Program
(PTAC).
Mr. Bell said that the mission of
PTAC is to educate businesses
about government policy and to
counsel/train small businesses to
find and win government grants.
The PTAC program offers coun-
.seling services about bid prepara-
tion, identifying subcontracting
opportunities and effective naviga-
tion of government websites,
according to Mr. Bell.
For more information, go to the
Army Corps Web site at
www.saj.usace.army.mil or call
(904) 232-1789.
For contractors who seek to
obtain a bid for construction of the
HHD, COE officials encourage
prospects to visit www.fedbi-
zopps.com.

Editor's Note: Staff Writer Naji
Tobias can be reached at nto-
bias@newszap.com.


School news in brief


Free Pre-K
registration starts

Free Pre-kindergarten! This is
the last chance to take advantage
of free Pre-kindergarten before
your child starts kindergarten in
August. If your child did not attend
the VPK program during the 2006-
2007 school year, he/she is entitled
to the full day summer VPK pro-
gram. For more information con-


tact: Deborah Pressley at (863)
946-2083, Jennifer Rich at (863)
946-2545 or Eliza Brown at (863)
946-1200.
MHHS SAC news
The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular monthly
meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7
p.m. in the media center.
There will be a Beta Club blood
drive on Tuesday, May 8, from 8


a.m. until 2 p.m. in the front High
School parking lot. All donors must
bring a picture ID. The community
is welcome to come and donate.
We really need people to come out
and donate. If we have at least 20
donors, the Beta Club receives
money for scholarships. The past
two blood drives, we have not had
enough participants to earn schol-
arship money. Please come out
and support our efforts to help give
the gift of life.


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 informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.









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Daisy troop with alligator
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the girls were able to touch a real gator! They had such a great time and the place out
there is just beautiful!


Steady weather pattern


preventing major rainfall


A weak neutral-La Nifia-like
in the Pacific Ocean has set up a
persistent weather pattern that
is preventing any significant
rainfall from reaching the state.
All areas of the state are classi-
fied as being in drought condi-
tions with the area over Lake
Okeechobee and the northeast
corner of the state both being
classified as extreme drought. A
large rain event has moved
Miami's year to date rainfall up
to normal levels despite the des-
ignation of extreme drought.
The state is still seeing signifi-
cant water shortages and south
Florida is implementing severe
water restrictions on residents
due to very low water levels in
Lake Okeechobee. Fire potential
is extremely high in all areas of
the state.

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The outlook for the next
three months is for the current
weak La Nifia pattern to contin-
ue. Drought conditions are
expected to persist. Rainfall out-
looks suggest normal rainfall
amounts through the summer
months although they will not
be enough to relieve the long-
term dryness the state is current-
ly experiencing. Should the
summer rainfall occur on sched-
ule, it will mean the fire season
will decline in its usual manner
by mid-June. The concern right
now is the occurrence of light-
ning with the summer rains and
the extreme potential it brings
for new fire ignitions until
enough water has fallen to wet
the fuels enough to retard igni-
tion.


Summary
The current weather pattern
is preventing rainfall from reach-
ing the state and as a result,
there are significant drying con-
ditions across the state. The out-
look for the rest of the peak fire
season is continuing dry condi-
tions with significant potential
for lightning ignited fires when
the summer rains begin in late
May and early June. The under-
lying drought conditions are
expected to persist for a long-
term period and the upcoming
hurricane season will be needed
to help replenish extremely low
water levels across the state.
The next forecast will be the
first week in August. Should
there be any questions, please
contact Deborah Hanley at han-
leyd@doacs.state.fl.us.


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The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
issued an order Wednesday
restricting vehicle use on Holey
Land and Rotenberger wildlife
management areas, as well as a
portion of the Everglades and
Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Man-
agement Area.
Motorized vehicles, motor-


cycles, airboats and all-terrain
vehicles are prohibited on the
Holey Land and Rotenberger
areas and on Water Conserva-
tion Area 3A North in the Ever-
glades and Francis S. Taylor
Wildlife Management Area.
The order, which will take
effect at 12 a.m. May 4, and will
remain in effect until rescinded,


was prompted by an inordi-
nately low water level in the
areas due to a regional drought.
These special regulations are
necessary to minimize the like-
lihood of motorized vehicles or
airboats starting fires that will
harm wildlife and wildlife habi-
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, May 4,
through Thursday, May 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Spiderman 3" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and.
9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Firehouse Dog"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Lucky You"(PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:10p.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-
7202.

Today in

History

Today is Friday, May 4, the
124th day of 2007. There are 241
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1945, during World
War II, German forces in the
Netherlands, Denmark and north-
west Germany agreed to surren-
der.
On this date:
In 1626, Dutch explorer Peter
Minuit landed on present-day
Manhattan Island.
In 1886, at Haymarket Square
in Chicago, a labor demonstration
for an eight-hour work day turned
into a riot when a bomb explod-
ed.
In 1904, the United States took
over construction of the Panama
Canal.
In 1916, responding to a
demand from President Wilson,
Germany agreed to limit its sub-
marine warfare, thereby averting
a diplomatic break with Washing-
ton. However, Germany resumed
unrestricted submarine warfare
the following year.
In 1932, mobster Al Capone,
convicted of income-tax evasion,
entered the federal penitentiary in
Atlanta. Capone was later trans-
ferred to Alcatraz Island.
In 1946, a two-day riot at Alca-
traz prison in San Francisco Bay
ended, the violence having
claimed five lives.
In 1961, a group of "Freedom
Riders" left Washington for New
Orleans to challenge racial segre-
gation on interstate buses and in
bus terminals.
In 1979, Conservative Party
leader Margaret Thatcher became
Britain's first female prime minis-
ter as the Tories ousted the
incumbent Labour government
in parliamentary elections.
In 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley,
wife of actor Robert Blake, was
shot to death as she sat in a car in
Los Angeles. Blake, accused of
the killing, was acquitted in'a
criminal trial but was found liable
by a civil jury and ordered to pay
damages.
Ten years ago: IBM's Deep
Blue computer defeated world
chess champion Garry Kasparov,
evening their six-game series at
one game apiece.
Five years ago: War Emblem, a
20-to-1 shot, scored a wire-to-
wire, four-length victory over
Proud Citizen in the Kentucky
Derby.
One year ago: A federal judge
sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to
life in prison for his role in the
9/11 attacks; the convicted terror-
ist declared: "God save Osama
bin Laden you will never get
him." The U.S. military released
video footage of Abu Musab al-
Zarqawi in which the al-Qaida
leader was seen wearing Ameri-
can tennis shoes and unable to
operate his automatic rifle.
Today's Birthdays: The presi-
dent of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is
79. Opera singer Roberta Peters is
77. Jazz musician Ron Carter is
70. Rock musician Dick Dale is 70.
Singer-songwriter Nick Ashford is
65. Pop singer Peggy Santiglia
(The Angels) is 63. Country singer
Stella Parton is 58. Actor-turned-
clergyman Hilly Hicks is 57. Singer
Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons) is


56. Rhythm-and-blues singer
Oleta Adams is 54. Country singer
Randy Travis is 48. Actress Mary
McDonough is 46. Comedian Ana
Gasteyer is 40. Rock musician
Mike Dirnt (Green Day) is 35. Con-
temporary Christian singer Chris
Tomlin is 35. Rock musician Jose
Castellanos is 30. Singer Lance
Bass ('N Sync) is 28.
Thought for Today: "If you
want anything said, ask a man; if
you want anything done, ask a
woman." Margaret Thatcher,
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002


DS LITE- Black, Tues April 17
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$40. REWARD (LaBelle)
Walker Hound, female, tricol-
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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



NANNY NEEDED: Yeehaw
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References a plus. Please call
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863-357-4700
A/C TECH MANAGER
Wanted for branch office in
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No mechanical aptitude. HS
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AMERICAN DRILLING
SERVICES
Is looking for experience in
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equipment. Good driving
record. $15 $20/hr.
according to knowledge.
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High School Diploma required,
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Okeechobee, FL 34974


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& Bonus Incentives.
For info call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm

Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for warehouse
position. Must be able to lift
50-70 lbs. Must be able to
read & write & pay attention
to detail. Previous Forklift
exp. helpful but will
train if necessary.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
See Buford in Warehouse
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
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9528, 2002 West Highway
78, Okeechobee.
(863)467-2882
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w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
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For Okeechobee Area. Call
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Merchandise
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
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Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies..'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television..Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I& Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
(2) 5KBTU & (1) 10K BTU.
All like brand new! $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


ANTIQUE CHANDELIER: Three
china bowls at top, green &
mauve colored. $35.
863-467-4529
BARBIE- '1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
LaBelle area


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
RANGE, GE: Electric, White,
Like new. $75.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Like new,
paid $450 at Lowes in Sept.,
asking $325 (863)675-4689
WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
$450. (863)673-4220
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
(863)885-1314



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


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



GUTTER, Extruded, aluminum,
3x4, 2 pieces, 23'2" & 22'7",
for patio, good shape. $65
(863)467-0007
HEADER, Alum., self mating,
2x6, 52ft., used, good
shape, for patios. $100 firm.
(863)467-0007
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Shutters & Seam Ifess
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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



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


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


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


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $350.863-467-1958



ALL IN ONE PRINTER, Fax,
scanner, etc. Exc. cond. Lex-
mark. $50 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 after 6pm
DELL LAPTOP- IBM Think
Pad, CD & DVD Rom. Wire-
less card. $200. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7598
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+.
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677



COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681
COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
(863)801-4620



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


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175.863-824-0945
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
863-634-4540 ,
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$30. 863-634-7905.
BED, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
castle. $300.
(863)763-2957
END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
separately. (863)357-0537


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
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


BED, King, Orthopedic w/twin
controls. $1000.
(863)763-2957
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
(863)885-1314
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
White washed, fits 27" tv,
with glass & wood doors.
$60 (863)467-6548
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323
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
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
asking $40 (863)467-8924
SLEEPER SOFA, queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching coffee table. $250.
(863)357-3773
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241
VANITY SET, Vanity, stool &
mirror. Excellent condition.
$50 (863)983-7011



GOLE-BALLS, Over 1000,
Many Logo Balls. $150 for
all or best offer.
(863)467-4677
GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
7:00 pm.
GOLF SETS (2): $55 for both
or will sell separately. Call
863-946-3622
YAMAHA GOLF CART- '97,
Elec, new batteries, garage
kept, many extras $1350
(863)824-2280


GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$100(863)763-4643
PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") overture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



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



MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
S$25. 863-634-4540


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


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





ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
MOBILE ELECTRIC CHAIR,
walker, wheelchair, new & 2
potty chairs, $400 will sell
sep.(863)467-9892
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15xi5, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127



DRUMS: Gibraltar dlb bass
pedal, 4 boom stands, 6
cymbals & much more!
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132


ORGAN, Hammond, lots of
features. You haul. $100
(863)675-1116


PIANO, Kimball, marvelous
sound, excellent condition,
walnut color, $875
(863)599-0774
PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co.
with bench, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-2746
SNARE DRUM, with stand,
$40. (863)357-6930


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
(863)357-1733
BEAGLE PUPPIES (3) Female,
Tri-Color. $50 each. No pa-
pers. (863)357-2891
BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Clewiston
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES:
CKC, 2 males '& 2 females,
white and tan. $350 each.
Call 863-447-0179
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100.863-763-7598
FISH- 10", Algae eating Ple-
costomus Great help in keep-
ing your Irg. aquarium or pond
clean. $25. (863)763-1997
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS-
asking $300, ready to go
(863)675-2781
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
(863)763-8367
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:
Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/
kids & other dogs. To good
home only! 561-996-7046
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-3292
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
'blooded, asking $75
(863)763-0367 or
863)8.01-9494
REDBONE COONHOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$250 each. (863)467-4149
SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
males, parents on premises.
Will be ready on 4/30. $700
each. (863)228-7230
YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males.
Will be ready May 5. $500.
(863)467-4337


HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981


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


PLASMA TV, 42", with Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
(863)261-4026/357-1733
TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924


DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645


ARCADE- Stand up, mortal
Kombat. Good cond. Good
screen & sound. Set on free
play $600. (863)673-3513



DIRT DEVIL VAC CLEANER-
swivel glide, easy push, 7
settings, hose attachment
$20 neg (863)673-3076
VACCUM CLEANER: Phantom
Fury, Good working order.
$50. (863)634-7905

Agriculture |



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
ing $700 (863)763-0367
(863)801-9494


QUARTER HORSE- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
(863)763-3899
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE, Good condition,
brown leather, $125
(863)599-0774



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
GARDEN TRACTOR: Sears,
with mower deck. Old &
need carb work. Many old
parts. $100.863-763-1182
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer. 863-261-1750
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like new. $395.
561-758-4337


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


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


Rentals

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo.1st& security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec.561-795-1965
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313.
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
until. $700/mo. 1st, last& sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex
1BR/1BA$775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba Villa.
$900/mo. 1st, last & se-
curity required. Please call
561-743-0192 or 762-7660.


A SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1350/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, 1 car gar., FL
/rm, CAC/H, $850. mo.+
1st, last & $500. Sec.
(863)634-4581 or 634-8726
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1/1, newly
remodeled, CBS,-laundry,
CA, yard service, $900/mo
+ sec (863)634-4548
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1ba, locat-
ed at 310 NE 4th Ave.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. Nice area, C/Air.
1100/mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-2541


OKEECHOBEE, 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo,
(772)873-2784
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345


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



Clean & Private
Washer, Dryer, Lawn
Service, 2 &3BR, 2BA,
Year Lease FLS.
863-467-8683 or
772-215-1680

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CONCESSION STAND, Small,
Hotdog's, Sandwiches, etc.
High 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.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809


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

FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
863-763-5663.
OKEE. CO., Corner lot 3 ac.
3/2, Beautiful. Modified Home.
Cathedral ceilings. $140K
954-722-8609/561-674-1058
OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on V2
acre. New manufactured
home, 40 year roof, new
A/C, new dry wall, new car-
pet, new kitchen, new water
system. New Bathrooms.
$165,000. Owner financing
avail. (863)824-6112



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


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


Great Investment Piece of
Property, 80x125, 2 corner
lots, side by side available.
$45k ea. Call for info
(772)342-2585
www.homedealflorida.com



KANSAS RANCH: 10,500 ac,
Exceptional, Facilities, Grass,
Fence, Water, Hunting. $9.5M.
J. C. Barr, Broker
405-433-5636






Mobile Horn. los 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes-. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


ON RIM CANAL: Sm ii. I bed-
room. $475/mo (includes
utilities). $300 security depos-
it. No Pets! (863)697-0214


Special Notice 0155


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions *- Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


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Full Time

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION
OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board: on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2'" Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for
a change in zoning from the existing classification of Residential General (RG) to the proposed classification of Planned Development
(PD), The preliminary plan proposes a mixed use development Including approximately 1,005 dwelling units and 13.3 acres of
commercial uses. The property owners and applicants are Northshore Village Development Company, LLC, Okeechobee Premier
Property, LLC and Stephen E. Myers, Sr. The property is north of S.R. 70 East, between the city limit boundary and the L-63 Canal and
is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
BRIEFLY DESCRIBED AS ALL OF SAID SECTION 13, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD NO. 70 AND WEST OF THE LEVEE 63
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY, AND ALSO BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE S 00'20'07" E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE
NORTHWEST /4 OF SAID SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 2648.31 FEET, TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
1A OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE S 00*11'17" E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1'/ OF SECTION 13, A
DISTANCE OF 305.59 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A LINE IN THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS
LAID OUT AND IN USE; THENCE N 89'48'43" E, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS LAID OUT
AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 34.69 FEET; THENCE S 0011'17" E, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO.
70, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 174.47 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE THAT IS
CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 3904.72 FEET, FROM WHICH POINT A RADIAL LINE BEARS S
18*39'13' E; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS LAID
OUT AND IN USE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 11'01'5(Y0, A CHORD OF 750.57 FEET BEARING N 76'51'42" E, AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 751.73 FEET, TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE N 8222'37" E, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 525.53 FEET; THENCE N 8455'51" E, ALONG SAID NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 600.46 FEET; THENCE N 8226'06" E,
ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 70, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 163.01 FEET, TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE; THENCE N
07o30'00" W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 157.43
FEET; THENCE N 00'17'32" W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A
DISTANCE OF 109975 FEET; THENE 9.75 FEETTHENCE S 894228 W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, AS LAID
OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET; THENCE N 00'17'32" W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63
NORTH, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, A DISTANCE OF 1187.45 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 505.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID WEST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVEE 63 NORTH, AS LAID OUT AND IN USE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4847'15", AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 430.01 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE S 89'43'32" W,
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A DISTANCE OF 1851.86 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL
CONTAINING 136.37 ACRES MORE OR LESS
TOGETHER WITH:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
35 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 8937'29" WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET TO
THE WEST UNE OF THE EAST 30 FEET OF SAID SECTION 14, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00*19'51"
EAST ALONG THE WEST ULINE OF THE EAST 30 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 721.58 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THAT PARCEL
AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 427, PAGE 1501, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 8937'27" WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 726.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH 0019'25" EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF "A REVISED PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK" ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 89*38'05" WEST ALONG THE NORTH UNE OF SAID REVISED PLAT, A DISTANCE OF 1,221.23 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE SOUTH 00'20'50" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF
660.22 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THAT PARCEL AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 329, PAGE 886 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 89'37'31" WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 643.70 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH A UNE LYING 15 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST
LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF
SAID SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 0018'24" WEST ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE, A DISTANCE OF 661.35 FEET TO THE
NORTH UNE OF THE SAID NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE SOUTH 8919'47' WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14; A DISTANCE OF
15.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE SOUTH 8919'47" WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF 658.47 FEET TO
THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF
SAID SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 00'19'00" WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 1,323.80 FEET TO AN
INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 89'37'29" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF 3,263.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 98.76 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
TOGETHER WITH:
THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST.
THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.
THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4)
OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST; LESS & EXCEPT THE EAST 15 FEET PER OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 313, PAGE 1334, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
CONTAINING 129.42 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
AND:
ALL OF THAT PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, LYING SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY OF THE
"LEVEE 63 NORTH" RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, BOUNDED ON THE SOUTH BY THE
SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 12, ON THE WEST BY THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 12, ON THE NORTH BY THE SOUTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF "LEVEE 63 NORTH", AND ON THE EAST BY THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF "LEVEE 63 NORTH";
LESS AND EXCEPT THE WEST 30 FEET OF SECTION 12 LYING SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF "LEVEE
63 NORTH". CONTAINING 4.94 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
ALL PARCELS LYING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.
CONTAINING 20.44 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
ALL PARCELS TOGETHER CONTAINING 389.93 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street, Okeechobee, Florida..
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING Will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:00 am in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole
purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition L-2006-0102


Renoble-om


MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
NEWLY REMODELED,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674.
OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
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
(863)673-0369
GLOBAL HOME, Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
863-357-1784


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marina Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035




ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$11,500.863-763-2957
aeoraene34974r(vahoo.com
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
f (863)467-1530


BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)228-2622
CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Ivms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firm! (863)357-6709
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
$450.863-467-4328
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.
neg (863)983-7835

Your next job could be in
today's classlfleds. Did
You look for it?



CAMPER, 32', good shape,
aluminum roof, $1200.
(863)697-1493
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! Only pulled 600
mis. Paid $50,000+ will
sacrifice price. Must see to
appreciate. Call for appoint-
ment. 863-763-6677 Day,
863-467-0603 Evening or
863-634-8732 Cell.
FRANKLIN, '05, 34', would
make a nice home for 2 or
just take it camping, 14' su-
per slide, Ig. w/d, self-stand-
ing stove, built-in
microwave, Ig. shower/tub
combo w/20 gal. hot water
htr., located at beautiful Big
0 RV Resort, Okeechobee.
Rent pd to 4/2/08. Move In!
or Move It Out! Price very
neg. (863)697-2191
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, lbr
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318



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


TROLLING MOTOR- 67 lb
thrust, 24 volt, Great White,
completely rebuilt, $350 or
best offer (863)467-6960


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NEWSPAPER...
make you more informed
and interesting person, No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sutcessfull




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



HONDA SHADOW 750- '04,
Excellent condition, 2K mi.,
Red, $4500. (863)357-1343
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)21!5-0316
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
863-697-2434
SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992
Runs great. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-2974
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
1ifieds."



GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
HONDA RECON: 250
4-wheeler, '03, green. Great
shape. Only $2200.
(863)697-0424
JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-634-4758
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075


Automobiles I




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




CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
fer. (863)673-3750
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500.863-302-4001
DODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
best offer. (863)885-1708
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-7914
FORD MUSTANG GT 1995,
Great body & interior.
$1800. or will part out.
(863)674-0467'
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over lOO1K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K
mi., Cruise, P/W, P/L. Lock
wire hub caps 5 almost. New
tires $700. (863)763-6079

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


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow a child or day care
center In a Residential General (RG) zoning district, The property owner and appli-
cant Is A Child's World Child Care and Pre-School, Inc. The property address is
4664 Highway 441 Southeast and is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE MEANDER CORNER OF THE HANCOCK MEANDER LINE ON
THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
AND RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 36, A
DISTANCE OF 109.93 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CONNER'S HIGHWAY (US. 441), THENCE NORTH
5130'19" WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CONNER'S HIGH-
WAY A DISTANCE OF 344.91 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SOUTH BOUN-
DARD OF SAID CONNER'S HIGHWAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 19.11 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE SOUTH 0000'53" WEST A DISTANCE OF 479.62
FEET TO A POINTON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LEVEE LD-4, THENCE
NORTH 54055'02" WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LO-4 A
DISTANCE OF 337.47 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 35W04'58" EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 50.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 5455'02" WEST A DISTANCE OF 166.82
FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE EAST 1/2 OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 4, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, THENCE NORTH
0013'45" EAST ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 425.97 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CONNER'S HIGHWAY (U.S. 441), THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID CONNER'S HIGH-
WAY A DISTANCE OF 472.38 FEETTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2007 pm in the Commission Meeting
room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2007-0666
208525 ON 5/4/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
AND CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning from the
existing classification of Residential Single Famly (RSF) to the proposed classifica-
tion of Heavy Commercial (C-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a
building trades contractor with yard on premises for storage of equipment and mate-
rials in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owner and applicant
is Mathey Plumbing, Inc. The property address is 624 NW 20th Avenue and is more
particularly described as follows:
Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 10, A subdivision of a portion of OKEECHOBEE
PARK, According to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 28, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and
Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2007-0658 and S-2007-0665
208538 ON 5/4,13/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A
USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property
owners are Randall and Hazel Merrit. The applicants are Monica and Gaudencio Du-
ran. The property address is 5915 NE 8th Way and is more particularly described as
follows:
Commenc ing at the Southeast comer of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section
18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, run thence N 002'22" E along the East
boundary line of said SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the center line of the B&K
McArthur Road for a distance of 334.55 feet, thence run West for a distance of
189.94 feet for a RO.B. thence continue West for a distance of 79.97 feet, thence
run S 0'02'22 W for a distance of 89.37 feet thence run N 8832'337" E for a dis-
tance of 80.00 feet, thence run N 002'22" for a distance of 87.35 feet to RO.B. ly-
ing in and comprising a part of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 18,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Also known as
Lot 3 of an unrecorded survey of Adult Park dated 3/3/72.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the heanngs
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #M-2007-0275
208491 ON 5/4/07

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on May 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at the
Okeechobee County Commission Chambers located at 304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, to resolve the collective bargaining impasse issue in PERC
Case No. SM-2006-049 between the County Administrator and IUOE (Intemation-
al Union of Operating Engineers) Local 487.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 RM., beginning on May 4,2007.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure Tat a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
209296ON 05/04/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida
will on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 984: AN ORDI-
ANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING
MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOME (RMH) AND
HOLDING (H)ZONING DISTRICT TO HEAVY COMMERCIAL (CHV) ZONING DIS-
TRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY: PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Application No. 06-005-R, submitted by
Craig Hacki on behalf of property ownersis) H201dlngs, LLC. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Mobile Homes (RMH) and Holding
(H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) for a 16.24 +/- acre parcel of unplatted vacant
property located North of Northeast Park Street (State Road 70) across from the
Post Office.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hear
ing. The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in ts entirety by members of the
public In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup tor official records of the Clerk.
in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than tn,,.. i .i,,,,,, ,' ,
por to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 X215; If hearing or ...... ii,, ,",,1 ,
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC
CITY CLERK
209174 ON 5/4/2007

Notice
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking in-
terested applicants for appointment to nine (9) regular and one (1) alternate mem-
ber positions on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee/Citizens Advisory
Task Force to be filled by a citizen who is a representative of labor actively en-
gaged In home building.
This committee reviews, monitors and provides recommendations concerning poli-
cy, procedure and specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing
within Okeechobee County.
A member must be a resident of Okeechobee County and, the committee must bi
comprised of Individuals In connection with affordable housing and include one
(1) citizen engaged in the residential home building industry; one (1) citizen who
Is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry; one (1) citizen
who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building


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The City of Okeechobee will be holding a Public Hearing for their Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development 06DB-E10 program to discuss a budget
amendment and a reduction in activities to be undertaken.

The proposed budget for the 06DB-E10 grant is:


Activity Number Activity Name Proposed Budget Amount
04B Sewer Lines & Components $132,900.00
04A Water Facilities $00.00
Improvements
005 Street Improvements $347,622.00
013 Administration $48,000.00
016 Engineering $71,478.00
Total Grant $600,000.00

The proposed amendment deletes the Water Facilities Improvement line item and increases
the amount of CDBG funds in the Sewer Line and Components line item.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and
community development needs will be at the City Council meeting held in the City of
Okeechobee Council Chambers on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will
be held at the Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee. For information
concerning the public hearing, contact the City Administrator's Office or telephone 863-763-
3372 ext. 212.

In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26, the
public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should
contact the City Administrator's Office, (863) 763-3372 x 212, at least two calendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided or call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice)
or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact the City Administrator's Office, (863) 763-3372 ext. 212, at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.
Brian Whitehall, CITY ADMINISTRATOR

NOTICE OF AN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD/
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS MEETING
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hold their next
regular meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the meeting
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
PUBLIC HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Ad-
justments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
208544 ON 5/4/07


BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
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Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
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CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs .clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


AIR CONDITION UNIT: F''r
1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler,
Complete. $260.
(863)763-0944
ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
CARPET- Ford factory, out of a
'07 Ford F350 crew cab.
Charcoal. Perfect condition.
$400. (863)697-0328
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
(863)634-6235
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS,
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro
comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mls.
$1000. (863)763-7009
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
(863)357-5754
TOOLBOX, Diamond plate, for
full size p/u. $125 or best of-
fer. (863)532-1654
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
fer(863)697-3094
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
15. $1200. 863-216-9905

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CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
(863)983-2255
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000, or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
$2500.(863)509-8179 ask
for Kristin
DODGE DAKOTA '96, Sport,
V6, runs great, $3400 or
trade for boat.
(863)801-9136
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
(863)697-2434
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $18,600. 954-328-8627
FORD F350: DUALLY '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs alternator &
battery. $1500 neg.
(863)763-3451


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one (1) citizen actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons; one
citizen actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing; one (1) citi-
zen actively engaged as a real estate professional; one (1) citizen who actively
serves on the local planning agency pursuant to s.163.3174, Flodda Statutes; and
making appointments,
Applications may be obtained from the County Administrators Office at 304 NW 2nd
Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants must complete a
board/committee application form.
Applications must be submitted to the County Administrators Office no later than
4:00 p.m. on June 5,2007.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
209343 ON 05/04/07


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