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Briefs
Service planned
for fallen officers
A memorial service for fall-
en law enforcement officers
will be held on the steps of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 N.W Fourth St., on
Tuesday, May 15, at9 a.m.
The service is open to the
public.
There were 145 officers
killed across the state of Flori-
da in 2006.
DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Fri-
day, May 18, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from
10 a.m. until noon.
There will also be a K-9
demonstration, as well as
other fun events for the chil-
dren.
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
SOkeechd6e area incorreclh
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be
closed due to low water levels.
The locks will remain
closed until the water levels
come back up.

Drought Index
Current: 564
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels


9.42 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
13.17 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ......16-18
Comics ........... 15
Community Events . .4
Crossword ......... 16
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV ............... 17
Weather ........... .2

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County amends comp plan


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The state has required all
jurisdictions in Florida to adopt a
comprehensive plan for develop-
ment and re-evaluate it periodi-
cally.
In keeping with that mandate,
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners meeting
on Monday, May 7, unanimously
approved nine amendments to
the county's comprehensive
plan.


In the discussion preceding
the vote, Commission Chairman
Ray Domer asked about widen-
ing commercial corridors.
Planning official Bill Royce
said that commercial corridors
are still 400 feet in either direction
of a right of way.
Mr. Domer said that at some
time the county needs to make
these strips wider.
"It is a point well taken," Mr.
Royce said.
He went on to say that years


ago 400 feet seemed appropriate.
However, currently for strip
shopping centers and box stores
a larger area could be used.
He said this issue could be
addressed in the next cycle of
amendments as it would slow
down the current amendment
adoption.
Mr. Domer noted that com-
mercial corridors today require
more room because of water
retention and parking.
The amendments were pro-


posed as a result of suggestions
from the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA). Now,
they must be approved by DCA
before thy can go into effect.
"Did we sufficiently address
all of DCA's concerns?" Mr. Royce
asked.
Of those nine amendments
two modified boundaries of
urban residential mixed use
(URMU) future classification.
Included in the new boundaries
is the north side of U.S. 441 S.E.


from about 2 miles west of Coun-
ty Road 15-B to the Martin County
line. Currently, this classification
is only on the south side of this
section of U.S. 441 S.E.
This amendment would pro-
vide for the same land use classi-
fication on both sides of that sec-
tion of U.S. 441 S.E. It also
reduces the maximum density of
URMU from 18 units per acre to
12.
See County Page 2


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Law enforcement personnel
and their K-9 partners from dif-
ferent law enforcement agen-
cies are in Okeechobee this
week for three days of intensive
drug training and certification.
Taking part in the training
are officers and K-9s from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, Glades County Sheriff's
office, St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office and Bowling Green.
The training sessions are
being held at the Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC),
and began Monday, May 7.
Different types of drugs were
planted throughout unused
buildings and in various vehi-
cles located near the mainte-
nance department so the K-9s
could hone their skills at drug
detection prior to certification
testing.
Training for these K-9 units
is ongoing to keep the dogs
and their handlers in top form
for the various tasks they per-
form within their communities.
Some of these units specialize
in search and rescue, drug
detection and public relations.
Others are also trained as
patrol dogs and are used in the
apprehension of crime sus-
pects.


Barry Roger and K-9 Mollie of the St. Lucie County Sher-
iff's Office checked boxes for planted drugs Tuesday
morning during drug training classes at Eckerd Youth
Development Center. K-9 Mollie was rescued from a shel-
ter prior to becoming a law enforcement K-9.


There were various breeds
of dogs represented at the
training including Labrador
retrievers, golden retrievers,
Belgian malinois and a mixed
breed K-9 from the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office named
Mollie, who was a shelter dog
prior to becoming a member of


the K-9 team.
This training and certifica-
tion was made possible by con-
tributions from local business-
es and the general public.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter
Loma Jablonski may be reached at
ljablonski@newszap.com.


City issues are topic of


speech to the Rotary Club


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee City Council-
man Dowling Watford spoke at
the weekly Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee meeting about con-
cerns with the city.
Councilman Watford spoke
of the great mix that the City
Council has to offer with each
member bringing their own
individual strengths to the table
collectively. He went on to say
that in the past people could
bring all kinds of things up at the
meetings, but Mayor James Kirk


has put a stop to most of that
and "runs a great meeting"
where there is order.
Due to the recent city audit,
Councilman Watford started off
the presentation by noting the
operating budget of approxi-
mately $5.5 million, and that the
millage rate has been
unchanged for three years.
Three years ago it was low-
ered to the current 7.1899 rate
due to the city paying off a debt
for a fire truck. This allowed
them to lower the millage rate,
but it has remained current due
to the increase in property val-


ues that have funded the grow-
ing costs for the city.
Impact fees in Okeechobee
have progressed with the
school and county impact fees.
According to the city adminis-
trator Brian Whitehall, the city's
proposed impact fee ordinance
will be on the Council's Tues-
day, May 15 agenda; then go to
the city's Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals on
Thursday, May 17; and back to
the Council for its second read-
ing on Tuesday, June 5.
See Speech Page 2


County awards
$250,000 pact
to architects

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Steps are being taken to reno-
vate and preserve the historic
Okeechobee County Court-
house.
... At their meeting on Monday,
May 7, the Okeechobee County
Board of CountyCommissioners
unanimously and enthusiastical-
ly awarded a $250,000 contract
to Row Architects, Inc. for pro-
fessional services involved with


the rehabilitation of the court-
house at 304 N.W Second St.
However, commissioners
were not so enthusiastic about
restoration of the old jail. By a 3-
2 vote, the board voted to begin
a restoration program for the jail.
In addition, commissioners
approved updating the sound
system in the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center.
"I certainly think this building
warrants being restored and pre-
served forever," said commis-
sion Chairman Ray Domer of the
courthouse restoration.
"This building is well built. It
See Project --Page 2


Man charged



with having



sex with child


Man also charged
with having porn
photos of children
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 24-year-old Okeechobee
man charged with having sex
with a young child is facing a
mandatory life sentence in
prison if convicted on that
charge.
Prince Goldie 'Chris'
Roberts, N.E. Third Lane, was
first arrested on April 12 by
Detective Rosemary Farless of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) on a charge
of sexual battery on a child
under the age of 12. He is being


held in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Jail with-
out bond on
the charge.
As he sat
in the county
jail, Roberts
was arrested .
on addition-
al charges
Monday,
May 7, by Prince
OCSO Roberts
Deputy Aric
Majere. He is also charged now
with the use of a child in sex
performance under the age of
18, and 18 counts of possession
of child pornography. His bond
on these latest charges has
See Charge Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
City Councilman Dowling Watford spoke before the Rotary
Club of Okeechobee on Tuesday, May 8, in regard to the cur-
rent issues affecting the City of Okeechobee.


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Eckerd Youth Development Center superintendent Ivan Tate (center) spent some time
with the members of the Police Work Dog Association of Florida Monday, May 7, at the
EYDC facility. The dogs and their law enforcement partners were at EYDC for training
and certification. Some of the members and their K-9 partners in attendance were: (right
to left) Jereme Bridges and K-9 Ralph from Bowling-Green, Matt Woods and K-9 Willem
of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Ivan Tate of EYDC, Rick Voss and K-9 Rex of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and Jimmy Mills and Widgen of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office.

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has withstood many hurricanes,"
added Commissioner Noel Chan-
dler.
Architect Tom Hammer dis-
cussed what would be involved in
the renovation. He said the electri-
cal wiring throughout the building
would have to be redone, and a
sprinkler system would have to be
installed.
Mr. Hammer told the board that
restoring the courtroom is going to
cost more than restoration of any
other space about $175 per
square foot.
Plans call for the courtroom to
be rehabilitated for use as a multi-
purpose meeting room with a
state-of-the-art audio visual system.
Later additions to the building
would be removed including the
present commission chambers.
That area will be restored to the
original breezeway.
There is one bright side to the
renovation. Because of recent hur-
ricanes the roof has been replaced
and it is anticipated that no more
roof work will be necessary.
After restoration, the building
will be used for county offices,
although it has not yet been deter-
mined what offices will be housed
in there.
Mr. Hammer estimates the
entire restoration will cost $3.5 mil-
lion.
A historic preservation grant
will be requested to help offset that
cost. Mr. Hammer noted that the
deadline or applying for a grant is
May 15. If approved, the funds
would be available about 14 to 18
months later about the time the
rehabilitation project will be under
way.
The services provided by Row
Architects include applying for


Speech

Continued From Page 1
In the beginning talks about
impact fees "we envisioned that
they would all go online together"
Councilman Watford continued.
Due to recent events, including
the donation of the ladder truck to
the City Fire Department from
Pinellas Park, the impact fees
have dropped significantly. This
donation dropped the city's future
spending by $1 million.
In a controversial issue, the
multi-family development pro-
posed by Royal Professional
Builders located in the southwest
section of the city between South-
west Sixth and Second Streets has
hit the Council from all angles.
The plans from Royal Architec-
ture and Design, a sister company
for the development, proposes
approximately 168 units with a
mix of single family homes and
townhouses.
This development, which had
to go through a future land use
change to multi-family and a zon-
ing change to multi-family, has
been heavily countered by some
local citizens to the point that two
individuals have filed an appeal
with the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA) in an attempt to


Charge

Continued From Page 1
been set at $295,000.
According to an arrest report
by Detective Farless, Roberts had
sex with the child on at least one
occasion. He also took provoca-


County

Continued From Page 1
The second amendment
changes URMU boundaries to
include an area between S.W.
28th Street and S.R. 78 West and
an area between S.R. 78 and Lake
Okeechobee, south of Eagle Bay.
Three of the amendments deal
with extending the boundaries of
the commercial corridor mixed
use (CCMU) future land use clas-
sification. One amendment
would extend a CCMU about


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grants.
Commissioner Clif Betts sug-
gested requesting a legislative
appropriation to compliment any
grant money.
The project will be designed to
comply with the Secretary of the
Interior's standards and guidelines
for the rehabilitation of historic
buildings.
Current plans call for construc-
tion to begin in January of 2009
and to be completed by June of
2009.
Commissioners were divided
about restoring the old jail with
commissioners Domer and Elvie
Posey voting against a $581,132
restoration proposal submitted by
Rowe Architects.
Mr. Domer did not think it was a
priority and Mr. Posey was con-
cerned about funding the project.
Mr. Posey also expressed a desire to
see how proposed tax reforms
would affect the county before
committing to the project.
State legislators will meet in
special session on June 5 to discuss
the proposed reform which, if
passed, could force major cuts in
services.
Basically, if the measure is
passed and signed by Governor
Charlie Crist it would eliminate ad
valorem property taxes on home-
stead exempted properties and
possibly allow counties to impose
a sales tax.
Locally, these cuts would pri-
marily effect the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office since it is
funded by ad valorem taxes. Most
other county services are funded
by host fees from the landfill.
"We are down to a handful of
historical buildings," said Mr. Betts.
"I think we need to preserve what
little history we have left."
He recommended splitting the
cost over two budget years.
"I hate to see this building lost,"


get the future land use change
that was approved by the council
repealed.
The issue is currently on hold
due to the current revision of the
planned unit development (PUD)
changes to the land development
regulations (LDR) that are reach-
ing the final stages at the Planning
Board level.
"I think that is probably a good
use for that land and the property
owner has a right to use that
land," Councilman Watford told
club members.
He went on to say that issues
being brought up against the proj-
ect probably first started because
of a drawing presented at the
early stages that was very basic
and was not a required document
at that stage.
This drawing has been
referred to by some local citizens
at Council meetings to be "bar-
rack-style" housing.
Councilman Watford
explained that he respects any-
body's opinion, and respects
someone more if they put their
name with it to back it up. He also
went on to say that some of the
information on the website
www.biglakemistake.comi does
not have a factual basis.
At the first reading of the zon-
ing ordinance Mayor Kirk spoke


tive photos of the girl and put
them on a compact disc, stated
the detective's report.
However, the victim wasn't the
only child on the disc.
Detective Farless said they
found pictures of over 600 other
girls on that disc. The girls, she
added, were between the ages of
6 and 14 and were photographed


three-quarters of a mile past Nub-
bin Slough along U.S. 441 S.E.
Current boundary of this area is
Nubbin Slough.
Another CCMU would be
extended along S.R. 70 East to
N.E. 48th Avenue and along S.R.
710 to Nubbin Slough.
The third extension would
extend a CCMU north along U.S.
98 to about one-half mile north of
N.W. 36th Street.
Another amendment would
amend the boundary of the indus-
trial future land use classification
to include an area on the west
side of N.W. 128th Avenue across


was the opinion of Commissioner
Marvin Wherrell.
The jail exterior stabilization
project the commissioners
approved would include demoli-
tion and replacement of the interi-
or foundation, restoration of
masonry and putting a new roof
on the building. It basically weath-
erproofs the building and prevents
further deterioration. The project
includes no interior restoration.
It has yet to be determined how
the restored building would be
used. Use of the building would
determine interior renovation.
The anticipated grant to help
with this project did not material-
ize. The grant was number 18 on
the list and the state stopped
awarding grants at project 11.
"We have designed the struc-
ture to put floor levels back where
they were," said Mr. Hammer.
"Whatever happens in the jail side
will be difficult for air conditioning
and utilities because of the low ceil-
ing."
The front of part of the building
- originally used as living quarters
for the sheriff's family was two
stories while the back section,
where the cells were located, was
three stories.
Mr. Hammer predicted that the
cost of restoration would be in the
neighborhood of $200 a square
foot.
Okeechobee Main Street had
applied for the current grant that
was refused. Terry Burroughs' of
Main Street said his organization is
prepared to apply for future grants.
Mr. Domer asked if applying for
a grant to renovate the jail would
hurt their chances of getting a grant
for the courthouse.
While he noted that grants from
the same areas are competitive, Mr.
Hammer said the fact that the
grants would be applied for by dif-
ferent groups might help. The


adamantly on behalf of the Coun-
cil that for this to pass the second
reading there were several issues
to be addressed. Those issues
included drainage, school con-
currency and the aesthetics of the
development.
"This issue has been the most
controversial issue that I have
dealt with on the Council," said
the council member.
He explained that there have
been accusations brought out
concerning what the Council
members are getting out of this
development.
"Anybody that serves in local
government you don't do it to
get something out of it," he
responded to the accusations. "It
costs me not only my time and
time from my family, but this
(issue) has also cost me in my
business.
"Everybody that does it, does it
out of love for the community as a
way to give back," he continued.
Some other less controversial
areas that the city's been involved
with include Okeechobee Main
Street, which has been busy with
many activities throughout the
city and county including the
murals and the Save the Old Jail
program.
The City Commerce Park is
developing with new lots being


in provocative positions.
There were no photos of boys,
said Detective Farless.
The detective said Roberts'
computer was seized and a spe-
cialist from U.S. Customs will go
through the computer to see if
there are any other pornographic
photos of children.
Detective Farless said because


from the landfill.
The next amendment estab-
lishes an industrial overlay district
while deleting the previously des-
ignated power plant site. An
industrial overlay district would
be established on S.R. 70 East and
Berman Road near the landfill.
Another industrial overlay district
would exist between the CSX rail-
road tracks and S.R.70 W. in the
vicinity of an existing industrial
future land use land classification.
Another industrial overlay district
would be formed in the vicinity of
the CSX railroad and S.R. 710
East.


county would be applying for a
grant for the courthouse while
Okeechobee Main Street would
continue to apply for a grant for the
jail.
Mr. Burroughs said his organi-
zation felt both buildings are
important to the county. From a
historical standpoint, he said the
courthouse and jail are equally
important. But he also noted that
the courthouse would provide
space for county employees.
"We are supportive of both
efforts," he said.
County administrator George
Long expressed concern over the
safety of the building in its present
dilapidated state. However, he
noted that commissioners could
defer action until such time as they
have a clear picture of the impacts
of tax reform.
Turning to another renovation
matter, commissioners voted 4-1 to
approve $58,504 for the upgrade of
the sound system at the judicial
complex, pending availability of
funds.
Mr. Posey cast the lone dissent-
ing vote. Since it was a state man-
date to upgrade the court sound
system, he felt the state should pay
for it.
The system is designed to allow
recording of courtroom proce-
dures from a remote location
either in the courthouse or in
another courthouse.
Commissioners were also
scheduled to hear a presentation
from Peacock Lewis Architects,
Inc. on the proposed operations
and administration building. How-
ever, that item was pulled from the
agenda because the consultant
was not prepared by meeting time.
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bought by additional local com-
panies that will be expanding
their business and providing addi-
tional jobs for citizens of Okee-
chobee.
On the issue of storm water
and drainage the city, along with
the county, has had a study done
that should have a master plan
complete soon. The study has
generated details on creating a
Storm Water Utility Authority for
Okeechobee.
In other Rotary business, they
donated $1,000 to the Wichita
Rotary Charity Fund with the
Greensburg Rotary Club to help
support those touched by the
recent tornadoes.
They also donated $1,000 in
support of the 19th annual non-
alcoholic Grad Night that is held
at Stardust Lanes yearly after grad-
uation.
Rotary will be holding their
fourth annual Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail (LOST) Ride-Run-
Walk on Saturday, May 19, at 8
a.m. For information, contact Jim
McInnes at (863) 763-3101.
The Rotary meets every Tues-
day at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant.

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reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


the original victim was under the
age of 12, the sexual battery
charge is automatically enhanced
to a capital offense and carries a
mandatory sentence of life upon
conviction.
The detective said none of the
other girls whose photographs
were on the disc have been identi-
fied.


Mr. Royce said these industrial
overlay districts cover a large area
but only a small portion of each
one could be developed because
of restrictions.
A commercial activity center
would be established on S.R. 710
East.
The last amendment would
change and update the five-year
schedule of capital improve-
ments.

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the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The'.
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be from the west around mph shifting to the southeast in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
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Mother's Appreciation Brunch slated
OKEECHOBEE A Touch of Elegance is planning a Mother's,
Appreciation Brunch on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 21
p.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under the age of
10.
For tickets or information contact Lorayne at (863) 610-3373,
Kathy at (863) 763-8072 or Paul Buxton at (863) 763-1994.

Republican Party plans annual dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will,
host its annual Lincoln Day dinner on Friday, May 18, at the.
Shrine Club on S.R. 78.
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7
p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Charles Bronson, commis-
sioner of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event'
call Joe Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrens at (863) 467-
5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.

Cracker barbecue and dance planned
HIGHLANDS COUNTY There will be a Cracker barbecue at,
the historic.Pearce homestead, located in eastern Highlands-,
County at the corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721, on Saturday, May 19,,
from 3 until 7 p.m.
Storyteller Judge Nelson E. Bailey will perform from 3:30 until
4:30 p.m. He will be followed by the barbecue dinner and The
Jerry Mincey Band.
Admission is $25 per person,, or $50 per couple. Reservations
are required.
To register, contact Loisa Kerwin by phone at (863) 462-0025;"
or, by e-mail at lkerwin@strato.net

Team roping, barbecue to benefit boy
OKEECHOBEE A team roping, barrel race, barbecue and
auction will be held to benefit Jared Pearce, the 8-year-old son of,-
Mark and Paula Pearce.
Jared has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Star-
gardt which is affecting his peripheral and central vision.
The event will be held Saturday, May 26, at the Okeechobee,"
Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N.
Sign up for team roping will begin at 7:30 a.m. for an entry fee,
of $35; sign up for barrel race begins at 9 a.m. for entry fee of $30. ,
A barbecue will begin at 11:30 and tickets are $7. An auction will
be held a 1 p.m.
For information call Kim Wolff at (863) 261-5423; Suzanne
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ByMickieAnderson make sure that there are quality
University of Florida dogs out there to detect termites,
and now bedbugs," said Phil


GAINESVILLE- At the sound
of a bag of treats being latched
onto her handler's waist, she
bounds up and down, as if on
springs.
Nine-pound Nudie's feet skitter
across the concrete floor as she
speeds by, keeping her tiny nose to
the ground. She scurries around
the perimeter of a bed, then hops
on top.
"Find your B's, find your B's,"
handler Jose "Pepe" Peruyero
commands. Within seconds, she's
pawing furiously at a spot on the
bed as if trying to dig through it.
She's found her "B's"- mean-
ing bedbugs. She gets a handful of
kibble, a hearty "Good girl!" from
Mr. Peruyero and a kiss on her
scruffy head.
Nudie is a bedbug-detecting
Chinese crested terrier mix trained
by Mr. Peruyero's J&K Canine
Academy in High Springs, part of a
3'/2-year collaboration with Univer-
sity of Florida entomologists.
They've worked together to
gauge the accuracy of more than
17 termite-detecting dogs since
1998, but early next month will be
the first time they've added bed-
bug-sniffing dogs like Nudie to the
mix.
About 20 dogs will be tested for
their termite- and bedbug-detect-
ing accuracy during the Southeast
Pest Management Conference,
which runs May 6-9 on the UF cam-
pus. UF entomology graduate stu-
dents run the tests.
"We've been working to try to


Koehler, an entomology professor
with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "Both those
pests are very difficult to detect' in
structures."
For instance, he said,
researchers have found as many as
15 bedbug nymphs in the slot of a
drywall screw.
Both pests can be destructive,
with termites said to cause some
$5 billion in damage a year in the
United States. There is no similar
tab for bedbugs, partly because the
pests have only become resurgent
in recent years, and partly because
there is still a stigma that keeps
many from reporting them, said
Cindy Mannes, spokeswoman for
the National Pest Management
Association.
From 2000 to 2005, she said, the
number of inquiries pest control
agencies received about bedbugs
went up 71 percent.
Although Nudie is a mixed
breed rescued from a Lake City,
Fla., animal shelter, most of the ter-
mite- and bedbug-detecting dogs
are Brace beagles, a breed known
for their ability to methodically
track a scent.
Dogs aren't a silver bullet
when it comes to finding termites
.or bedbugs, Mr. Peruyero said,
but they have skills humans don't.
Mr. Peruyero explained it like
this: A human can walk into a
kitchen and know-through
sense of smell-that stew is cook-
ing on the stove. But a dog's sense


AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Eric Zamora
Dog trainer Jose "Pepe" Peruyero watches as Nudie, a nine-
pound Chinese crested terrier mix, digs furiously to signal
that she's found bedbugs hidden in a bed at Peruyero's J&K
Canine Academy in High Springs Tuesday, May 1. The
academy has been collaborating with UF entomologists for
three and a half years and will be certifying bedbug-detecting
dogs on the Gainesville campus.


of smell is so sharp that it can be
trained to distinguish a stew made
with carrots from one without.
"I tell people they're buying a
nose with four legs to carry it," Mr.
Peruyero said. "They love to eat,
love to smell. It's what they live
for."
Mr. Peruyero became involved
with UF's entomology program in
1998 after realizing there was a
need for termite-sniffing dogs. A


1981 study out of Berkeley had
shown trained dogs could detect
termites accurately about 81 per-
cent of the time, but with "false
positives" alerting for termites
when none were there 28 per-
cent of the time.
Mr. Peruyero, a former K-9
handler for both the Gainesville
Police Department and Miami
Police Department, thought he
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Perry Edward Young
Perry Young, 74, winter resi-
dent Okeechobee died May 7,
2007, at The
Hamrick
Home.-He was
also a resident
of Carmine, 11.
Mr. Young was
born Jan. 8,
Detroit, Mich.
to Perry and
Anna Yourn_. Perry-Edward
He worked, for Young
Ford Motors in
Detroit before moving to Okee-
chobee 1986. He drove a school
bus in Fort Myers and later at
Eckerd Youth in Okeechobee.
Mr. Young proudly served our
country in the U.S. Armed
Forces. He was a member of the
Moose Lodge in Ypsilanti, Mich.,
American Legion in Milan,
Mich., AMVETS in North Fort
Myers, VFW in North Fort Myers,
and the Eagles Lodge in Okee-
chobee. He enjoyed riding his
Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Mr. Young is survived by his
loving companion, Jo Ann Pre-
ston of Carmine 111. and Okee-
chobee; daughter, Annett Prater
of Ypsilanti, Mich.; son, Perry E.
Young, Jr. of Michigan; two sis-
ters, Betty Fischer and Phyllis
Biezeck both of Michigan; three
brother, Richard Young of Okee-
chobee, Jerry Young of Orlando,
and Jack Young of Michigan;
three grandchildren; and one
great grandchild.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee.
J. D. Huey, Jr.
J. D. Huey, Jr. 85, of Remmel
Community, Newport, died
Monday, May 7, 2007, at Little
Rock. He was born April 17,
1922, at Coon Island, Jackson
County, the son of Joseph Dee,
Sr., and Bessie (Pugh) Huey. He
resided in the Remmel Commu-
nity seventy-five of his eighty-
five years.
Mr. Huey was a self-
employed farmer, and his great-
est love was the work of farm-
ing. He was a member of the
Church' of Christ, and of Farm
Bureau. He enjoyed many years
fishing and vacationing in Flori-
da.
Mr. Huey was preceded in
death by his first wife, Madlean
(Goldman) Huey on Nov. 17,
1983; his second wife, Imogene
(Sutherland) Huey on Dec. 8,
2002; his son, James Dale Huey
on Sept. 8, 1957; one brother,
Wilburn Huey on Feb. 26, 1960;
and his parents.
He is survived by one son,
Joey Don (Debbie) Huey of
Remmel Community, Newport,
Ark.; one daughter, Judy Gail
(John) Manning of Forrest City,
Ark.; one brother, Bobby
(Julia)Huey of Newport; one sis-
ter, June Boromei of Okee-
chobee; one brother-in-law, Joe
Goldman; three sisters-in-law,
Martha Jackson, Lois Balch, and
Pat Goldman; four grandchil-


dren, Stacy Gail Pugh, Anna
Catherine Sutton, Jamie Lynn
Huey, Jason Drew Huey; two
step-grandchildren, Justin Cook
and Jon Cook; one great-grand-
son, Hunter Owen Pugh; several
nieces and nephews, David
Huey, Ann Liddle, Sheila Combs,
Stan Jackson, Donna Weaver,
Marcus Balch, Janet Turner,
Sandy Goldman, Johnny Gold-
man, Jr., Patsy Treadway, Diane
McClure, Buck Goldman,
'Richard Goldman, Kevin Gold-
man, Kati- Vaughn, and Renee'
Peire.ll .
Funeral services are 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Jackson's New-
port Funeral Home Chapel with
Dr. Lou Butterfield and Mr. Jim
Woodell officiating. Interment
will be at Remmel-McCall
Cemetery. Visitation will be
Tuesday, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be J. C.
McMinn, John Clark, Rodney


Wilson, Joe Goldman, Jason
Drew Huey, David Huey, Tommy
Lewis, and Stan Jackson. Hon-
orary pallbearers will be Clayton
Rice, Morris Bowman, Bob
Christal, David. Bowman, Don-
ald Bowman, G. A. Lewis, Jr.,
Butch Goldman, and Dewayne
Smith.
Memorials may be made to
the Children's Home, 5515 Wal-
cott Road, Paragould, Ark.,
72450 or the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 22718, Okla-
homa City, Okla. 73123-1718.
Arrangements, by Jacksor s
Newport Funeral Home.
Robert Dale
Beadnell, Jr.
Robert Dale Beadnell, Jr., 59
died May 6, 2007, at his resi-
dence in Okeechobee. Born
March 27, 1948, in Killgore,
Ohio he had been a resident of


Okeechobee for the past 30
years and enjoyed racing.
Mr. Beadnell is survived by
his sons, Robert (Rebecca)
Beadnell and Justin Beadnell,
both of Okeechobee; daughter,
Nicole (Farrel) Kennington of
Lake Butler; brothers, Ricky
(Glenda) Beadnell of Pennsylva-
nia, and Steve Beadnell and
Gary Beadnell both of Okee-
chobee. In addition he is sur-
vived by three grandchildren.
The family, will be accepting
visitors on Friday, May 11, 2 00i7,
.from,JO( a.,m. unlil noon fol-,
low.ed by services at noon in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the family to defray funeral
expenses.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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PROPERTY TAX: When you compare Florida real estate tax to other
states you have to remember that Florida is one of the very few states
with no state income tax. Those other states with low property taxes
may be collecting hefty income tax. I don't think Floridians are going
to vote in a state income tax now. In Okeechobee, the property tax rate
has not changed much in 10 or 20 years. I think it's actually lower than
it was 20 years ago. What made the real estate taxes go up is the
change in the property values. The real estate boom made all the prop-
erty values go up. The key to keeping property taxes down may be in
having some control on the increase in the assessed taxable values.

CUT BACKS: Cutting back on police, fire departments, etc. is the
last thing any town needs or can afford to do.

CONSERVATION: Some golf courses use treated wastewater,
which is helpful because it would have to go on a drain field anyway. I
think they should encourage such uses for treated wastewater, but
restrict watering any golf courses that are pumping water from the
aquifer just to water the grass. And I completely agree that until the
drought ends all lawn watering should be stopped whether you
have city water or a well doesn't matter. We need to conserve all the
water we can.

RESTRICTIONS: Up here in Fort Drum we are under the St Johns
Water District. I posted their restrictions to my blog for all our neigh-
bors to read. We are on wells and under restrictions. If we see one of
our neighbors using sprinklers in the heat of the day we drop them an
e-mail and inform them of the restrictions so far, so good. Our water
table up here is really low. Normally my pond has about 18-feet of
water in it. Now we are lucky if we have about 20 inches.. There's still
enough for the dogs to swim in but frightening to see such a low water
table. We actually invite neighbors over to see where the table is at
now, they are shocked. So we are doing our part up here to help con-
serve. We all need to pray for some relief.

RAIN: I remember in 1976 when Okeechobee got some federal
bicentennial money to build a pier. A couple years later the lake got
high and you had to v.'ade in water to get to the pier, so they extended
the access ramp. A few years later the lake got low like it is now and
there v.as no water at the pier. So my words of wisdom for today are: it
always rains after every dry spell.

IN A HURRY: Are we in such a hurry today that we cannot stop for
stop signs? We don't stop on red to turn right. We plow right through
the red light to make a right hand turn. When we are going down the
road, we are riding about 5 feet off the guy in front of us. Where are we
going in such a hurry?

QUEEN: I don't see what the big deal is about the Queen of Eng-
land. I thought we fought a revolutionary war to throw the English out
of this country because we got tired of them telling us what to
do...taxation without representation. Now we have a bunch more
idiots in Washington taxing us to death without representing us. So
what is the big deal about the Queen of England being here? We threw
them out once and they need to be thrown out again. I don't care
about them. I don't know about anybody else.

DO NOT CALL: I just called the 800 number for the "Do not call" list.
You get a message that says if you are a telemarketer wanting to be in
compliance, press 1. If you are a consumer that doesn't want to be
bothered, press 2. As soon as you press 2, a recording says thanks for
calling and then hangs up. What's that all about?

WAR: I was wondering just how much money we sent to Iraq to
help them out and if we had not gone there, where in this country
would the money have been wasted by the Republican Party. They
keep talking about lower taxes. How do they expect to fund all this
war?

ICON: The Statue of Liberty being considered a religious icon? I
thought I had heard it all until that came along.

TIRED OF GRIPING: I am tired of hearing you all gripe about the
lake. Can't you find something else to gripe about? We know the lake
is going dry. Just pray about it and maybe we will get some rain. But
find something else to gripe about.

MILITARY SERVICE: This is in response to prisoners being put into
service for our country. I am a veteran and, at the time I joined, judges
in our courts were giving young men the option to go into the jail sys-
tem or join the service. A lot of our brave American Marines, soldiers,
sailors and airmen with medals on their chests getting out were
brought in by this method and I think it is a good method. Whether
they use our uniform or not they are still Americans that are choosing
to go into service instead of doing long-term prison sentences. I think it
is a good idea. Did you ever see the movie, "The Dirty Dozen?"

UNWANTED CALLS: A few days back I saw in Speak Out a number
to call to get rid of unwanted calls. This morning I called the 800 num-
ber and was told that I could send $19.95 for the pamphlet for "Do not
call" compliance. I feel like I called the telemarketer.

ALAMO: I see on Saturday, May 5, we were celebrating Mexican vic-
tory over the French. I hope we are going to celebrate Mexican victory
and slaughter at the Alamo.




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Letters to the Editor


You are
my hero
Many people have their own
definition for a hero. Mine just
happens to be the one who
brought me into this world so I
dedicate this to you.
Dear Mom,
You gave me life, you heard my
cries, curiously looked into my
eyes and all those things you said
to me: I'd be a doctor, lawyer, sci-
entist, true conversations from
your heart funny how you tol-
erated me and always stood by
me.
You're always there when I
need you. The little things you do,


God has blessed me. You are my
hero, my hero lives in you.
You don't need an "S" across
your chest, you know you can't
move mountains by yourself but
still you are my hero. The
strongest person that I've found
can't leap onto a building in a sin-
gle bound.
But. just know you are my
hero.
Through everything that has
happened, even my mistakes, I
am always here for you no matter
what.
I thank God everyday for hav-
ing you as my mother. You are my
HERO.
I love you.
Allison Chandler


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until .6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday of
each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and Main
at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word at 7 p.m.
For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday each month
with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For information call
Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
. Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for 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.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of
a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This.is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
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 busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863)
634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing at 6
p.m. For information call (863) 763-6869.

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.


Community Events

Special meeting for parents slated
Okeechobee County Schools will be hosting two parent
nights to discuss internet safety for students. On Wednesday,
May 9, the program will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be for parents
whose children are of elementary school age. The meeting 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 ask that
only adults attend the meeting.

Early Learning council to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee Counties, Inc., provider/advisory council will meet
Wednesday, 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.

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 information, contact the Chamber at 764-6464.

Teacher appreciation lunch planned
he Osceola Middle School PTO will have a teacher apprecia-
tion luncheon on Thursday, May 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Covered dishes may be dropped off at the office as early as 7
a.m. For information or to volunteer, call Janie Floyd at (863)
467-4327.

Hospital plans special seminar
Raulerson Hospital will celebrate National Hospital Week
May 7-11. On Thursday, May 10, from 2 until 3 p.m. the hospi-
tal's Director of Pharmacy Quan Pho will hold a brown bag
seminar to discuss medication practices. Bring a list, not the
medication, of the medication you are currently taking and talk
to our pharmacist. For information, call (863) 824-2702.

Children's council will meet on May 10
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, May 10,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Storm preparedness class set for May 10
The American Red Cross is hosting a "Hurricane Biz" on
Thursday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to
come and learn how to be prepared in the event of a hurricane
or other natural disaster. This is a hands-on workshop. Lunch
will be provided. This event will be held at the American Red
Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Class size is lim-
ited, so if you would like to participate please register at red-
cross tallytown.com/biz/Okeechobee; or, call Debbie Riddle at
(863) 763-2488.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Friday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th
St. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting
healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okee-
chobee. For information, call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Church hosting gospel sing on 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 musicians are welcome. There will be fellowship following
the sing. For information, contact Sister Hampton at (863) 357-
0455.

Postal service collecting food
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction
with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-per-
ishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup,
juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice on Saturday, May 12, for
needy families in the community. You can help by placing your
food donation at your mailbox on May 12, before your letter car-
rier arrives. It will be taken to the Post Office and then delivered
to local food banks or pantries. Please do not include items that
have expired or those in glass containers. For more, visit
www.helpstampouthunder.com.

Class of '88 to meet May 12
The Class of '88 will hold its next organizational meeting on
Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave.
For information, contact ohs l988reunion@yahoo.com.

Meeting on lake dredging is slated
There will be a meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Resort Marina
on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. concerning the dredging of the
Pearce Canal and the serious low water levels of the local
canals. The meeting is open to the public.

Hospice plans benefit yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Friday, May
11, and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds
will benefit patient care at Hospice of Okeechobee and The
Hamrick Home. For 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.
Art exhibition is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May
12, 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
Vietnamese artist Huong and Art War and Peace Museum curator
Sandi Wicina. The topic of the show will be The Voice of the Chil-
dren for Peace exhibition in the museum's Let's Think Peace
gallery as a tribute to Mother's Day. The exhibition by artist Serafi-
ma Sokolov will run from May 10 until May 24 at the museum in
Jensen Beach. For information, call Sandi Wicina at (772) 463-
5051.

Masonic Lodge sponsors clay shoot


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

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Oakview church
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
It is a four-man team scramble
with proceeds aiding youth to go
to summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green
fee, cart and barbecue lunch.
There will be prizes and awards.
The meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd St.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-
able at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863) 763-
1699.
Fourth annual tennis
fundraiser planned
Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co.
will sponsor the fourth annual
Okeechobee Junior Tennis
fundraiser on Saturday, May 19 at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.
Check-in time will be 8:45 a.m.
The matches will begin at 9 a.m.
There will be 10 different divi-
sions. The cost is $10 per player
and includes a tee shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Proceeds will
go to the Brahman tennis team.
For more information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316. In case of rain, the
event will take place on May 26.
Junior golf
clinic slated
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf
Clinic will be held June 18-22 at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N. E. 131st Lane, for
boys and girls between the ages of
8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m.
until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified
PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week.
Pre-registration with payment is
required.
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the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Tarah Lamb to David Morris
of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Wayne Morris of Wild-


wood and Arlene Morris of
Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
July 7, 2007 in Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is employed
at Eddie Accardi Dodge.
The groom is employed at Its
Telecommunications of
Indiantown.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


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Rebekah Prevatt and John Entry, IV
Prevatt -- to Rebekah Lynn Prevatt, daugh-
S1 ter of Sharron and Wayne Prevatt.
The bride-to-be is a second
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ment of their daughter, Holly Elisa-
beth Lyons to Joshua David (J.D.)
Mixon of Okeechobee, son of Ron
and Lori Mixon.
The bride-to-be will graduate
from the University of Tennessee in
May with a bachelor's degree in
plant science.


The prospective groom is a
commercial real estate appraiser
and realtor with D.R. Willson Land
Company in Okeechobee.
A June 3, 2007, wedding is
planned on the beach in Destin.
The Mixons will hold a recep-
tion for them at the family home on
June 16 in Okeechobee.
You may visit their wedding
website to find out how they met
and other interesting details at
www.JDandHolly.com. The couple
will reside in Okeechobee after
their wedding.


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David and Liane Borden of
Santa Rosa Beach and Jeffery and
Dana Scott of Port St. Lucie are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Ashley
Renee Borden to Jonathan Paul
Miller of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Paul and Marcene Miller of
Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 gradu-


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OSAC thanks
local community
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition (OSAC) would
like to extend their gratitude to all
those involved with their drug-free
concert which was held on Friday,
April 27 at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus auditorium.
According to Val Marone, due
to Their clean and appropriate
lyrics to promote positive atti-
tudes, three bands were chosen to
play at the concert. These bands
provided their musical services at
no charge to the OSAC.

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Alex Luna

Alex Luna
Mark and Christa Luna of Okee-
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birth of their son, Alex Walker
Luna.
He was born March 19,2007, at
Indian River Memorial hospital in
Vero Beach. He weighed 9 lbs. 6
ozs. and was 21.5 inches long.
Alex was welcomed home by
his sister Grace.
Meternal grandparents are Gil
and Marie Culbreth of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are Joyce
Luna and the late Al Luna of
Basinger.


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they received the concert and con-
cessions at no charge to them.
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Anniversaries


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Rita and Brent Rucks

Mr. and Mrs.

Brent Rucks
Rita and Brent Rucks of Okee-
chobee will celebrate their 47th
anniversary on May 13, 2007.


Betty and Frank Williamson, Jr.


Mr. and Mrs.

Frank (Sonny)

Williamson, Jr.
Frank (Sonny) and Betty
Williamson, Jr. celebrated their
55th wedding anniversary at their
daughter, Karen Larson's home in
Okeechobee on Saturday, April 21.


They were married on May 13,
1960 in Georgia.
Their children are: Carol Rucks
of Atlanta, Ga. and Jill Rucks
Zaoui of Okeechobee. They have
one grandchild.
This photo was taken at the
FSU homecoming dance in 1959.


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The special dinner was attend-
ed by the couple's three children,
Kim, Wes and Karen; four grand-
children, John, Heather, Kristin and
John Louis; two great grandchil-
dren, John Wesley Williamson,
son of John and Megan
Williamson and Delainey Rucks,
daughter of Heather and Clint
Rucks.
The couple continued their cel-
ebration in North Carolina.


Council to host lecture


on Seminole Indians


Among the earliest residents
in Florida were Seminole Indi-
ans, with some historians dating
the tribes back nearly 300 years.
Today, they are known more for
their casinos, alligator wrestling
and tourism at several reserva-
tions around the Sunshine State.
Yet this tribe with a population
of 3,100 people has a rich histo-
ry.
Public Radio Station WQCS's
Oral History Project will present
Seminoles: Through the Ages as
part of a special projects grant
provided by the Florida Humani-
ties Council. The presentation is
scheduled for Monday, May 21,
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Louise Jones Gopher, education
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CES kindergarten students enjoy outside activities


Kindergarten-
Sharon Nipper
Kindergarten students are
busy learning more about ani-
mals (insects, mammals, rep-
tiles, birds, fish, etc.) and other
science concepts.
dents have
been review-
ing matter
and doingI
experiments ,
which change
the properties or
characteristics of matter.
The students enjoyed a full
day at the Sports
Complex/Wooden Jungle on Fri-
day, April 27. With only a few
scrapes, students and teachers
had a great time. The physical
exercise really revitalized every-
one. Our picnic was great, too.
Some upcoming events
include a field trip to The Chil-
dren's Museum of the Highlands
in Sebring, Water Day (with no
water due to restrictions, but
filled with lots of activities any-
way), and the Kindergarten Cel-
ebration on Monday, May 14 at
Osceola Middle School at 6:30
p.m.
Third grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfin-
ger's class are reading 'Alejan-
dro's Gift.' We are working on
our Owl Pellet Project where
children are digging bones out
of the pellets to form a skeleton.
Students have made Magic
Books for our story this week
and for multiplication problems.
Ask your child about it. Students
are learning how to multiply
using double digits. They are
working very hard this last
month of school. We are writing
about mater and learning how
to web in our writing class.
Students of the week are
Makayla Connelley, Fabianna
Santibanez, Heaven Peacock,
and Mario Munoz. Happy Birth-
day to Mario Munoz and Jose
Hernandez!
Don't forget to read every
night!
This week, Mrs. Atwell's class
will begin our owl pellets and
bare books. We are going to
have lots of fun finding the inter-
esting things in the owl pellets.
We only have two chapters left
in our math book, ~'on't for-
get to keep studying the multi-


plication tables and keep read-
ing everyday. Have a great week!
Fifth grade-
Mrs. Snyder
In fifth grade BASE we are
working hard on squeezing in
all we need to get done before
the end of the year. We are
working hard on our Science
Fair boards and getting ready to
start our BARE books. Monday
we visited Osceola Middle
School and really enjoyed it.
We're looking forward to sixth
grade. We still have some stu-
dents who will be visiting Year-
ling Middle in the next couple
weeks. In class we had our Trop-
icana speech contest and picked
our first and second place win-
ners. Congratulations to Kayla
Orr who placed first in our class,
and to Selina Sanches who
placed second. Great job girls!
Kayla spoke her way into plac-
ing second for our school. Way
to go Kayla! We only have one
Happy Birthday this month and
that goes to Mary Baker. This
year sure has flown by and I
can't believe we are already in
May. Parents, Thank you for all
your support this year with your
children, you have a really smart
bunch who I know has and will
make you proud in the future.
Keep encouraging them to
always do their best. I know that
summer fever is kicking in, but
please encourage your children
to keep.:on working so that
when summer comes we can all
relax. Have a great one!
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of her
class! They have earned over
2,725 Accelerated Reader points
so far this year. WOW! Everyone
met their A.R. Goal last nine
weeks and she expects they all
will again. Looks like she'll be
buying lunch for them all at Los
Cocos in May when they reach
their year-long goal of 3,000
points. The students are also
excited about doing their part to
help all Central students in earn-
ing the 20,000 points they need
to so Mr. Paulson gets to KISS A
PIG! That's some serious moti-
vation!
Mrs. Steiert's class is also
working hard on their Science
Fair Projects, DARE Program
..essays, speeches, poems and
posters. They have been
extrentiert busy. Mrs. Steiert's
class is also looking forward to


Okeechobee News/Pete Giawda
Recognizing our heritage
At their meeting on Thursday, April 26, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed July
28 to be National Day of the American, Cowboy in Okee-
chobee County. Commission chairman Ray Domer (left)
presented a copy of the proclamation to Bill Phares rep-
resenting National Day of the American Cowboy Commit-
tee.


their upcoming trip to the Indian
River Lagoon boat ride with
Chop Lege. Who knows, maybe
they'll even see "Whiskers" the
manatee their class adopted ear-
lier in the year.
Mrs. Steiert's Students of the
Week have been Ashalee Dreher
and Ben Lightsey. Congratula-
tions, students.
In Miss M's class we are clos-
ing up our school year. We have
recently been working or I
should say writing our fingers to
the bones. Students created a
public speaking paper about an
issue that was important- to
them. Students then gave their
speech in front of their class-
mates. Our class also held a
speech contest sponsored by
Tropicana and the 4- H. The stu-
dents who won this competition
were; First Place: Daniel Nelson
and Teagan Mullins, Second
Place: Victoria Maggard and
Denise Holmes, and Third Place:
Ashley McDuffie and Mikael
Beloff. Students who won first
and second place in the class-
room competition then
advanced to the school wide
competition. Denise Holmes
came in third out of the whole
school!! Way to go Denise!!! We
are proud of you!!!!
Our class also recently stud-
ied Australia for the schools Mul-
ticultural Day. Students went
"DOWN UNDER" and looked at
the Flags and Money of the
Aussies. Students had a wonder-
ful time looking up "sayings" of
the Australian people, and trans-


lating them to our own English
language. Our students have
also been working hard on their
D.A.R.E essays, skits, and
posters for their Graduation Day
on the 18th. Parents are invited
to join us for Graduation day at
the Agri-Civic center.
Our class is still working
towards our year-end goal of
1,250 Accelerated Reader points!
Miss M knows you can do this,
but you better get to reading! If
our class can reach this goal,
they will also be helping the
school reach our year end goal
of 20,000 points, so that Mr. Paul-
son will have to do something
WILD AND WACKY!!! Guess
what Mr. Paulson will have to do
this year? KISS A PIG!!!! Parents
encourage your students to
READ!!!!
Our student of the week has
.been Ana Lily Mederos! Ana Lily
is a WONDERFUL student to
have and sets an exceptional
example for her classmates to
follow!! Way to go ANA LILY!
Miss J's class is busy busy
busy. The end of the year is fastly
approaching and we have lots to
wrap up. The students are in the
middle of Science Fair projects
and working diligently trying to
finish and perfect the projects, as
well as, writing essays for the
D.A.R.E. essay contest. Some of
the students are even working
hard writing a poem and making
a poster for the D.A.R.E. pro-
gram. In math, we are working
with reciprocals and how to
divide fractions. We have a really
cool field trip coming up on May


Submitted photo
New outreach facility started
Construction has finally begun on Martha's House new
outreach facility. This site preparation is being com-
pleted by Compass Construction of Okeechobee.


Submitted photo
United for a good cause
Seacoast National Bank hosted a blood drive for one of
their tellers who desperately needed blood. Florida Blood
Centers came to Okeechobee on Friday, April 8. Okee-
chobee delivered! With a total of 25 attempts, the Florida
Blood Center was able to collect 18 pints of blood for the
teller. Thank you, Okeechobee! Robert Nast, resident with
Florida Blood Center employee Tish Vacca.


17 to the Indian River Lagoon as
well as a trip to Dairy Queen to
reward those who have wonder-
ful behavior for the 4th 9 weeks.
D.A.R.E graduation is on May 18.


We even have some students
participating in the extra-curricu-
lar Hershey Track and Field com-
petition coming up on May 11.
Go Miss J's Aides!


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EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning 5 Refrigeration
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Products and
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State and Nationally Board
Cerified Civil Trial Lawyer
1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333
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Newman Air
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
763-7073 CAC013262


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OKEECHOBEE FEED, INC.]
BAG BULK LIQUID PET
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Okeechobee, FL
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Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories
* Gift Baskets for All Occasions
* Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* 7 Days A Week
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
aOned & Operaled by: Carios Maria Bahamon (#3045)


Reich &
Mancini
1-888-784-6724
Wokdms Compensation Personal Injury
Social Sermity Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Baton







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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
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Dan's
Framing, sinc.
All Types of Interior
Wall Framing
Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St. Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033
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OSCARS CICHUDS TILAPIA
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Okeechobee, Florida
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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
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Parts & Repairs on
All Name Brands
ACROSS FROM WENDY'S
ON HWY 70 EAST
763-0304
Owned and Operated by Sue & Jody


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Fr'anily & CiMl aw
200 S.WV.1 Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570



Jodi

STYLIST

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


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


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


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



r Draperies
S Bedding |
Blinds
SValances
Cornices
Shutters
4253 Hwy. 441 South Okeechobee
(863) 357-6555


-votis Baftist C/luwaIl
"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98"h St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.o. Box 1541 Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165





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Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
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110 N.E. 5th St.
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Hy Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2"7
Licensed & Insured License #13011






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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguila
Friday, May 4.









Comunity Links. Individual


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Comfy cuties
South Elementary School's first grade cuties from Mrs. Harwas' class (front row, left to
right) Shelby Kirton, Julia Dupree (back row, left to right) Lauren Bostwick, Dania Juarez,
Rachel Felton and Jennifer Fairtrace were wearing their comfy jammies during Pajama
Day which was held on Friday, May 4.


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BILL KEENE
LICENSED j 9 / !
REAL ESTATE
BROKER-ASSOCIATE
OFFICE MANAGER . .
863 634 6797 H '^-'

Il NW 71 Ave-
S 9 i f 0 West
& NW. 71 Avenue
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
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1-888-786-5868
Lifetime Coatings
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders q -Trees
-Mulch 9 -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VAuErtS OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALEPRICING AVAILABLE
16162 HwY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HWY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
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Myrick's

Marine
Sea Wall & Dock
Construction and Repair
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6559 110th Avenue, North
WVest Palm Beach. FL 33412
Al or Jesse Myrick
(5611 792-0165 Cell: (9541 691-7810


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


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





Debris Removal
Tree Trimming
Stump Grinding
(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721






100 NW PARK ST.
(863) 357-2707
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JONES
EQUIPMENT
All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,

4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


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^CHAMPION M\
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed & Insured Gary Champion
Uc. #0015A 863-763-2992


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Coral Pools, Inc.

Improve your quality
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885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL ,
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwich!
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
* World Famous Broasted Chicken
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'ree Cowa of 4 e ?e Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
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Feeling Hungry? You Don't Know Quite What You Want? Try One Of These Fine Establishments Tonight!


105 Hwy 08 N*okedicbee
, 863*763*9983


Specializes in Szechnan, Hunan,
Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cooking
6 BUFFET BARS
150 Items & Salad Bar
Eat FREE on your Birthday!
Lunch: *649 Dinner: 1849
Fri & Sat: Seafood Dinner "1049


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RESTAURANT
& LOUNGE
MOTHERS DAY DINNER SPECIAL
served 11am 10pm on Sunday, May 13th.
Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Scallops $7.95
Entrees: Salmon Princess $15.95
Top Sirloin Steak & Lobster Tail $24.95
Dessert: Dutch Appl- Cheesecake $3.95
Restaurant Open daily 11am 11pm
Senior Special 15% Off all day Sunday
Breakfast Club Monday Friday
10am 11am / Free Continental Breakfast
Early Bird Specials
Monday Friday 3pm 5pm
(10% discount off of the menu price)


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The Okeechobee County Airport is renowned within the
aviation community for three attractions: low-priced fuel,
friendlyFBOservices,andanexcellentrestaurant. However,
under its new management, the Landing Strip Cafe is
becoming even better than it was. The restaurant is under-
going averythoroughrenovation. A -inch flatscreentele-
vision plus satellite-radio sound system have been installed.
Amenities such as custom place settings, condiments, and
freshcut flowers have been added to the tables. Coming
soon are entirely new wall and floor coverings, other new
interior decorations, and a redesigned outdoor patio dining
area. The kitchen and food service area is also being updat-
ed. Whatisnotchangingisthe same greatfoodandreason-
able prices.

The $2.89 Breakfast Special includes two eggs with
bacon, sausage or ham and toast. A delicious cup of
coffee is only 95 cents. Daily lunch specials are only
$6.99 including tea or coffee. Friday dinners are also
only $6.99. Friday night dinner specials include
spaghetti, pork chops and jumbo fried shrimp.

The Landing Strip Caf6 will be open on
Mother's Day serving our daily specials & free
dessert for all moms.

The restaurant is now open seven days a week
from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday through
Thursday, & until 8:00 PM on Friday.

Okeechobee County Airport now has four great
reasons to stop there: food, fuel, friendly service
and first-class accommodations.


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FORKIO9n FAT OFF $99


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Music Starts at 12 Noon

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIll.
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
9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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Give Away 140
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IRS Auction Sale! Nice mobile
home lot in Barefoot Bay
near Indian River south of
Melbourne; sale date
5/24/2007 at 10 a.m. Prop-
erty location and sale site:
200 Calico Court, Barefoot
Bay, FL. Visit www.lrs-
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(850)445-4625 for more in-
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MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
Shop & NY Style Clothing.
(863)697-6057
Walker Hound, female, tricol-
or, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
area
BASSETT HOUND- male, 3 yrs
old, to good home only,
(863)634-9017
CAT- Female, Approx 5 yrs
Spayed, Indoor, Black & white.
Very affectionate.
863-357-5774/305-360-9901
CHICKEE HUT, 8'x8', Cypress
log frame, with bar & ply-
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You haul. (863)675-5929
DACHSHUND MIX PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only.
Call (863)634-7318
DOGS, different breeds, up for
adoption, (863)983-6537
KITTENS- 1 male, 1 female,
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homes (863)634-9017
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Seeking licensed A and P
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quired. Fax resume
863-357-4700
A/CTECH/MANAGER
Wanted for branch office in
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405 SW 2nd St. Okeechobee
BARTENDERS
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For weekends & night shifts.
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(863)763-2250
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
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tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven -
SUBSIDIARY ACCOUNTANT
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified individual to
take charge of its subsidiary operations accounting. The suc-
cessful candidate will hold a Bachelors Degree with a major in
accounting, experienced in budgeting and financial analysis.
Experience in construction accounting is a plus. Salary is com-
mensurate with experience. GEC offers an excellent benefits
package.
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to vbradlevy(aladesec.com
or faxed to (863)946-6266.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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The Seminole Tribe has opening
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Needed for In Home
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for Okeechobee.
B.A. in related field and a
min. of 2 years experience.
Spanish speaking.
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CASTLE (772)465-6013
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4l10
Child Care Offered4-15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435






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Okeechobee, FL
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Roof coating, Repair to
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials54O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
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Cruises 590
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Lug age 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Petsi/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8. Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS, 2, Win-
dow Units. $100. for both,
will sep. (954)237-4846
Shop here first
The classified ads


CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


BARBIE- '1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
LaBelle area


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
white, clean, works & looks
good. $75 (863)697-2033
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


GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7pm.



EXT. PAINT, Sherwin Williams,
(3) 5 gallon buckets, light tan
color. $60 (863)763-7497
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prpfessiofnal
Installation of Sturm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
,Okeechobee
License #765
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from
Home Depot, new. Pd. $175,
asking $65 (863)763-7497



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


LITTLE TYKES PLAYHOUSE,
Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.
(863)528-3235



CHINA (39 pcs): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups, saucers, plates,
etc. $300.863-946-1896


BARBIE DOLLS, Mint, 2 diff.
Nascar, Elizabeth Taylor, Ms.
Albee & Rosie O'Donnell.
$100. (863)763-7609
BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- Includ-
ing price guides $100 or
best offer (863)824-3358
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
HAND PAINTED PLATES (21):
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200
863-357-5774


Emlymn
Medical


EmI
egi et:


Immediate Openings CNAs
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


MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $350.863-467-1958



DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD,
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
old. $500 (239)634-2478
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677



COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
(863)801-4620
Furnture 0610


ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
tiable. 863-675-2959
BADCOCK BUNKBEDS: Wood
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$30.863-634-7905
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
(863)467-0079
BED, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
castle. $300.
(863)763-2957
BED, King, Orthopedic w/twin
controls. $1000.
(863)763-2957
BED: King size, new condition.
n,=lT, u,,-iri,. i Tiu 1 :(111i UrI/

BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
(863)885-1314
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
Call 863-634-8863.
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer.
Call (863)610-0219
END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
separately. (863)357-0537
END TABLES (2), Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3106
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
holders. $50. 863-697-2813
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
s0-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
asking $40 (863)467-8924
QUEEN / KING BED: Brand
new, still in plastic. $189.
Call 561-856-2800
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
Screen, very good condition!
250.863-697-2813
SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
SLEEPER SOFA, queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TABLE & (4) CHAIRS, Maple.
$200 (863)357-9676
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
ing $50 (863)467-8960


GOLF BALLS, Over 1000,
Many Logo Balls. $150 for
all or best offer.
(863)467-4677
GOLF CART: 2006 Yamaha.
Like new. Only used 1 time.
48 volt. Hard top w/wind-
shield & charger. Pd. $4400,
Asking $2,995. or best offer.
Call (863)763-8216
GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
7:00 prom.


GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$100 (863)763-4643
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
(863)467-1958
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") overture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S.Park
Call 863-467-1243
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
863-227-6181
WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow,
Paid $900. asking $400. or
best offer. (863)467-4566
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)357-3773


PENDENT LIGHTS (2) Like
new. $30. (863)467-8681





ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of ..'.I .-i, :r ,
Immaculate, used i,', v! .- :, .
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907
SCOOTER: Electric, Like new.
$600. (954)237-4846


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127
MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
800) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
Lic.#CBC010111)



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUMS: Gibraltar dlb bass
pedal, 4 boom stands, 6
cymbals & much more!
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300.(863)467-5360
SNARE DRUM, with stand,
$40. (863)357-6930


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
(863)357-1733
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634,1-2378 or af-
ter 5 at (302)357-3092
BLOODHOUND/RED BONED
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356

Don't Miss

This One
CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 Fe-
males, 8 wks., shots, vet
certificate. $400. each. Cash
only. (863)357-0037
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100. 863-763-7598


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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)801-9494
REDBONECOONHOUND
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
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)61 0-2465



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


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
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


AIR COMPRESSORS (3) 2
Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.

BENCH LATHE, 4" cnuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
(863)675-6178
DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Dayto-
na,110 volt:Cuts 3/16 steel.
Excellent condition. $525,.
(863)357-5754
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.
(863)801-3890


ARCADE- Stand up, mortal
Kombat. Good cond. Good
screen & sound. Set on free
play $600. (863)673-3513
NITRO TRUCK: SAVAGE 25
hpi, Gas powered w/remote.
Lifted w/Bigger Tires &
Rims. $400. 863-357-8788


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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies-'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilier 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seed-, Plants '
Flowers 865




TRACTOR- '90 Case Intl, 235
Diesel, w/box blade, 430 hrs,
all hydr. work, garage kept,
$5000 neg.(772)464-0911


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


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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



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
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- Murray '03,
42" cut, $500
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray,
181/2 HP, 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400. 863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer. 863-261-1750
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HP, 30" cut, electric start.
Asking $400. 863-467-2446
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
SCAGG TURF TIGER: 60" cut,
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like new. $395.
561-758-4337


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


Rentals



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



OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462
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
util. $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
OKEE.- 2br/2ba Oak Lake Villa
#47. W/D $900/mo. 1st,
last & sec req. Call 561-
762-7660 or 561-743-0192
Houses-Ren j^t09 1


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,000! Only $254/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6 BR $215/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
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
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
home in Basswood Estates.
$900. mo. + sec. dep. &
refs. Call (786)417-2135
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% APR.
5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEE. 3/1 onf 1/ ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1500. + 1st,
ast, sec./rets. 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba, fully
furnished, Buckhead Ridge,
weekly, monthly or yearly,
large yard. (863)824-0981
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/lba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058


HOUSE KEEPING:

Full Time

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


JSJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


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OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. Nice area, C/Air.
1100/mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br/2ba,
unfurnished, large storage
shed. $950/mo. 1st & sec.
(863)824-0981



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE
in Okeechobee Courthouse
area, Approx 900 sq ft.
Call (863)357-8303


OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $400/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
ROOMMATE WANTED
to share 2br/2ba, outside of
LaBelle. References required.
Call 863-517-1518


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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
Ice Cream & Pizza Outlet
in Okeechobee Flea Market,
Sat. & Sun. only, Nets
$20,000. Asking $18,500.
(772)461-5544



OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sq ft. Asking $158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219


BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809


A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sf, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1200/mo.
Rent option program for 1
year. $178,500. 3429 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
863-763-5663.
INVESTORS: 2 BR/1 BA, Huge
lot. Call Debra Pinson, Cen-
tury 21 Horizon Properties.
$75,000.863-801-9163
OKEE. CO., Corner lot 3 ac.
3/2, Beautiful. Modified Home.
Cathedral ceilings. $140K
954-722-8609/561-674-1058
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
(863)634-6113
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES ~
View @ buyowner.com
FTL67663 Call for appointment
(863)763-2461
PALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.


GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES -
horses OK, near National &
State forests. Owner financ-
ing, no closing costs.
$89,900. (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker
OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oaktrees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.
(863)610-0219,
So. Central FL 3 Acre Lake
Access Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900. Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 2008.
So. Central FL 5 ACRES ONLY
$99,900 Appraised at
$202,000 Far reaching
views, beau. Pasture, county
rd w/ util. Excel. fin. Owner
must sell! Call
(888)320-8399 x 2011.


S.W. Section: Just under 1/2
acre. Build Your Own Home.
$85,000. (863)801-9163



AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exitmur-
phy.com.
Coastal Georgia New, Pre-
construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.


BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment Acreage.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN
GMAC REAL ESTATE...
cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-
$234,900. GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life, black rail fencing. Long
road frontage, utilities. Po-
tential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now
(800)898-4409 x 1163.
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35
AC- $36,900 Easy Access,
sunset views. All utilities,
surveyed. Financing
available. Call owner today!
(866)696-5263 x 2595.
ESCAPE FLORIDA'S HIGH
COSTS! Lake Access from
$49,900 Dockable Lakefront
from $194,900 Exclusive,
private community on Lake
Guntersville in Northern Ala-
bama. Featuring gated en-
trance, paved roads,
clubhouse, boat launch, ma-
rina, underground utilities
and estate-size parcels in
park like setting. No time re-
quirement to start building.
excellent financing available.
NEW PHASE RELEASE THE
OAKS SATURDAY, MAY 19,
2007 Call to schedule your
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5/19/07.
For Sale- Property in North
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Region. 124 acres join the
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Winston Salem. Timber, de-
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streams, river access.
$7,500 per acre. Call
(276)768-9002.
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$99,900 (was $124,900)
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to St. Simons Island! Subdi-
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JUST $195.22/ month* 1+
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property iin brand new pre-
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(800)704-3154, x 1113.
rice $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years,
7.5% fixed, OAC.
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Exceptional, Facilities, Grass,
Fence, Water, Hunting. $9.5M.
J. C. Barr, Broker
405-433-5636
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(800)709-LAKE.


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(800)632-2212 valleytown-
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Owner financing, two acres
with spectacular view,
paved road, restricted, Bry-
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down. Call owner!
(800)273-6213. www.wild-
catknob.com.
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Exclusive agents for Har-
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$234,900 to $569,900.
(800)628-9073, River-
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fixed, OAC. TN Land &
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dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
joins Jefferson National For-
est with miles of trails, have
to sell $389,500 owner
(866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




Indiantown 1br/lba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/m. incl. elec
Single Occupancy Only
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-46464
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
$1000/mo. Ist & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561)767-6112


ON RIM CANAL: Smill, 1 tbe.
room. $475/mo (includes
utilities). $300 security depos-
it. No Pets! (863)697-0214
RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369


Recreation




Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
-i


ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mercy, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
(863)467-1530
CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trlr,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Ivms
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


DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977,
handy man's special $1000.
561-902-7149
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! Only pulled 600
mls. 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.


RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1br
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318
SUNCOAST RV- WINTER
GARDEN Super- Low Month-
ly Payment Prices- #1 Win-
nebago- Motorhomes- From
Only $549 Per Month- plus
tax, tag, fee & wac...HURRY
(866)482-7220. www.sun-
coastrv.com.


CHATTEAU: 2002, 311V ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.
FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertainment
center. Reduced to $9900 or
best offer. Labelle:
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.



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



OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20 hp
Mercury. Good compression
but needs some repair.
$250. (863)447-6780
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Nis-
san/Tohatsu, 3.5 or 5.0hp?,
runs. $100 (863)697-2033


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
Stand up, single. Call for in-
fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
863-697-2434



GO CART, large, one seater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-8849
HONDA RECON: 250
4-wheeler, '03, green. Great
shape. Only $2200.
(863)697-0424
HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
Low hours. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500. or best offer.
(863)675-6568
JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-634-4758
SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06,
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
$1200. (863)673-2314
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
SUZUKI SAMURAI BUGGY
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
(863)763-8609
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive '4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers -4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 41070



$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.
Acura Integra 1994 $700! Po-
lice Impounds for Sale! Hon-
da Civic 1992 $500! More
Cars available Now, For list-
ings Call (800)366-9813 x
9275.
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, Conv. 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
CHEVY LUMINA '97- 1 owner
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition, $3200
(863)467-1825
CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
(863)467-1825
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 LS- '93, 4
cyl, 80K original miles.
$1000. (305)731-7111


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
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
(863)467-7721
MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 863-697-0251
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
Police Impounds for Sale!
Honda Civic 1992 $500!
Chevy Pickup 1994 $500!
Ford Mustang 1993 $900!
For listings Call
(800)366-9813 Ext.9271.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mls.,
5 spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
$6500. (863)599-2556
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.
(863)801-3890



CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
$1000. (863)634-0305
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
(863)634-6235
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FACTORY RUNNING BOARDS:
Off of '08 Super Duty Ford
Crew Cab (King Ranch). $600.
(863)697-0328
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
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
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
863-528-4444
SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS,
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro
comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mis.
$1000: (863)763-7009
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme A/T. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
(863)697-6257
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
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


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 PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
863-532-1654.
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
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4 Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only
TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
$300 or best offer
(863)467-4566


Pbic Notice


TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifelds.


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
. ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
(863)301-0401
CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04,
Well maintained, loaded.
$12,900 (239)297-3270


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


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
ENCLOSED TRAILER: 1997,
26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
(863)673-6005
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open,
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
gate, Diamond plate tool box.
$700. (863)357-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7'7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500.863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
$1800 (863)467-8318

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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007-CP-076
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS JEAN LANDIS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DORIS
JEAN LANDIS, deceased, whose date
of death was JUNE 8, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is -, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
ciobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the addres of which Is 304
Northwest Second Street, Okeechobee
County, Florida 34972.
The names and address of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICESOF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2)YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is May 91h, 2007.
Personal Representative:
MARY PENNING
6922 BUFFALO ROAD
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
COLLINS, BROWN, CALDWELL,
BARKETT & GARAVAGLIA, CHTD
Attorneys for Personal Representative
756 BEACHLAND BOULEVARD
VERO BEACH, FL 32963
Telephone: (772)231-4343
Janet Carney Croom
Florida Bar No. 128775
209943 ON 5/9,16/2007


rbic Noke


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007 CP 82
Division
LAWRENCE W. SMITH.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LAW-
RENCE W. SMITH. deceased, whose
date of death was Auust 8.200 File
Number 2007 CP 82, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 304 NW 2nd Street. Room
201. Okeechobee. Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 -
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: May 3rd, 2007.
Signed on April 1,2007.
Randell C. Doane, Esquire
.Attomrney for Personal Representative
Rorida Bar No. 0315321
DONE & DOANE, PA.
2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4410
IJ r jlT I. 1. I, 'l. i .I
CORINNEJ. SMITH
Personal Representative
6489 US Highway 441 SE
Okeechobee,Florida 34974
209964 ON 5/9,16/2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006 CA3468
US BANK, NA., AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
Vs.
LYNETTE L. JUDD A/K/A LYNETTE L.
RIOS, etal,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SALVATORE BOLOGNA
Last Known Address:
3511 Monza Drive, Sebring, FL 33872
Current Residence: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
OF TRACT 6 OF SOUTHERN COLONI-
ZATION COMPANY PLAT OF SECTION
34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 34-E, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO ANY EASE-
MENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET
THEREOF, FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE
PURPOSES.
NK/A LOT M OF TRACT 6.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, RA. Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before May 21, 2007, a
date which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice
in the Okeechobee News and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration at
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
h,' ,';,, ;,~,~,;, ti ,.r 1-800-955-8770
WITNESS may h~nd and the seal of this
Courtthis lth day of April, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
i, ,' L,, :'J
Deputy Clerk
204511 ON 4/18,25;5/2,9/07

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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a Draft Permit (Permit
No. 40 24-44-UC) has been prepared for Mr. John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Direc-
tor, for Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5thi Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida, 34974-4221, to construct and test a Class V Group 9 exploratory
well, EW-1, consisting of a 24-Inch diameter casing, and an associated dual zone
monitoring well, MW-I. The purpose of the exploratory well is to obtain site specific
hydrogeologic information, to determine the feasibility of repermitting the exploratory
well as a Class I injection well, for the future disposal and monitoring of treated mu-
nicipal wastewater at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Cemetery Road Wastewater
Treatment Facility.
Under this permit, only the construction and testing of EW-1 and MW-1 is permitted.
Based onthe regional corrgiocorrelation of hydrogeologic data, the proposed injection is
into the Boulder Zone in the lower Oldsmar Formation in the open hole interval of ap-
proximately 2900 and 3200 feet below land surface blis); with the underground
source of drinking water (USDW) estimated at about 1700 feet bis. The confinement
of the injection zone from overlying USDW aquifers and fluid movement adjacent to
the well bore will be monitored by the dual zone monitoring well, MW-1. The upper
monitoring interval is designed to monitor within, and near the base of the USDW.
The lower monitoring interval is for the purpose of monitoring below the lowermost
USDW. The proposed 50 foot monitoring intervals are estimated at approximately
1650 feet and 1900 feet. All described depths are estimated and based upon ex-
trapolations of regional data; exact depths will be based on site specific information
obtained during construction and testing subject to Department approval as stated in
the permit.
The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes
and Chapters 62 4, 62 520,62 522, 62 528, 62 550 and 62-660, of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The De-
partment has determined that a construction permit is required for the proposed
work.
All persons interested in the foregoing permitting decision are invited to attend a
public meeting to be held on June 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at the Administration
Building, Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida, 34974. (863) 763-9460. Written comments may be sent to the Department
of Environmental Protection, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, up to and until 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. All comments
received within the 30-day period, from the date of publication and on the day of the
public meeting, will be considered in formulation of the Departments final decision
regarding permit issuance.
The application, draft permit, and fact sheet are available for public Inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District Office,
400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401. Additional informa-
tion concerning this project may be obtained by contacting Heidi Vandor, PG at
(561)681-6695 or, Joseph May, P at (561)681 6691.
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