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Okeechobee News


Vol. 98 No. 131


Friday, May 11, 2007


504 Plus tax


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, at 9 a.m.
The service is open to the
public.
There were 145 officers
killed across the state of Florida
in 2006.
DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Friday,
May 18, at the Okeechobee
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 children.
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 implement-
ed an interactive option on
their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 2504200.
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 lowwater levels.
The locks will remain closed
until the water levels come
back up.

Drought Index
Current: 575
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.37 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
13.08 feet


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

Index


Local water limits unchanged


Some coastal
area limits
get stricter

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Although local residents are still
asked to voluntarily conserve
water whenever possible, water
restrictions remain the same for
the Okeechobee area.
However, worsening drought


conditions prompted the South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) board of governors to
enact stricter conservation meas-
ures for coastal regions.
In the area served by the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
Phase II water restrictions remain
in effect. Residents whose address-
es are even numbered can water
their lawns from 4 until 8 a.m. on
Thursday and Sunday. Odd num-
bered addresses can water from 4
until 8 a.m. on Wednesday and
Saturday.


Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m. and
5 and 7 p.m. on the above days.
However, washing must be done
on a non-paved surface using a
hose with an automatic shutoff or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
These restrictions do not apply
to persons getting their water from
a well.
However, with the level of Lake
Okeechobee at 9.37 feet above
seas level, tighter restrictions have
been enacted for other areas.
As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday,


May 16, eastern Palm Beach,
Broward and a small portion of
Martin County are required to fol-
low Phase III restrictions which
limit outdoor watering to one day
week.
Most of Martin and all of St.
Lucie counties will be required to
follow modified Phase II restric-
tions, which limit outdoor water
use to two days week.
"During the past two months,
the district has called upon local
businesses, residents and our gov-
ernment partners to practice


aggressive water conservation to
stretch our municipal water sup-
plies, and these efforts have made
a difference," said SFWMD Execu-
tive Director Carol Ann Wehle,
"Unfortunately, South Florida is
facing one of the worst droughts
on record. Four of our coastal well
fields are at risk of saltwater intru-
sion and we simply need to do
more to protect our regional water
sources.
"The seriousness of this
See Water Page 2


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
While a local hurricane
exercise took place Thursday,
May 10, as scheduled a
statewide hurricane exercise
was cancelled to handle an
immediate statewide emer-
gency.
The Okeechobee County
Emergency Management
Office had been participating
in a weeklong statewide exer-
cise that began Monday, May
7. This exercise was designed
to train emergency manage-
ment personnel. A total of
seven people were working
on the exercise locally. Two
personnel from the Florida
National Guard Cadet


Brian Dominuez and Second
Lieutenant Hal Grieb along
with Glorisell Pomales and
Brett Slocum of the Florida
Division of Emergency Pre-
paredness and George Min-
nick, consultant on the Her-
bert Hoover Dike project, had
been assigned to assist local
emergency management
director Gene O'Neill and his
volunteer Al Berryman.
However, that.- exercise
was cancelled Wednesday
afternoon because emer-
gency resources were being
used to fight wildfires around
the state.
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, the
Florida Division of Forestry
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee held their annual
appreciation day luncheon for
the Okeechobee High School
and Okeechobee Freshman
Campus Key Club and the
Yearling Middle School and
Osceola Middle School
Builders Club at the Sports
Complex on Thursday.
The local Kiwanis club
sponsors both the Key Clubs
and Builders Clubs, which are
available for-students in mid-
dle school through their senior
year of high school.
Club advisors are:: OHS Key
Club, Lonnie Kirsch; OFC Key
Club, Tracy Sills; OMS Builders
Club, Michelle Branham; and
YMS Builders Club, Sylvia
Bandi. Each advisor was hon-
ored by the Kiwanis Club with
a candle and flowers for all
their hard work with the stu-
dents.
Superintendent of Schools


Members of the Osceola Middle School Builders Club went
to the Kiwanis appreciation day for the Builders Clubs and
Key Clubs. Members of the Key Club touched base with the
Builders Club members to try to get them to join their club
once they get to the upper grades. Attending were: (back
row, left to right) OFC member Kathleen Turner, OMS mem-
bers Katherine Ragamat, Mishal Mehta, Kara Harwas; (front
row, left to right) Liz Turner and Juan Lugo.


Dr. Patricia Cooper commend-
ed the students for their com-
munity involvement and
encouraged them to continue
on that path throughout high
school and as adults.


Kiwanis member Dowling
Watford encouraged the
younger Builders Club mem-
bers to continue in their serv-
See Youth Page 2


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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... 4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Members of the Yearling Middle School Builders Club attended the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee appreciation day luncheon Thursday at the wooden jungle at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex. Attending from the school were: (front row, left to
right) Krista Pope and Macy Gamiotea; (middle row, left to right) Brittney Ball, Savanna
Whock, Taylor Fulford, club sponsor "Skipper," Kayla Harrison and Erika Klingler; (back
row) Emily Raulerson.

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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Signs like this one have been posted around Lake Okee-
chobee and adjoining canals. They tell the story of what we
already know.


Water

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drought and the public role in cut-
ting back cannot be overstated,"
she added.
Over the past several weeks,
SFWMD has observed more than
200 water restriction violations by
consumptive use permit holders
such as homeowners associations,
golf course and other water users.
These violators could be fined up to
$10,000 per day, per offence.
The drought is also hitting the


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Mary Blakeney (standing, center), director of emergency serv-
ices for the Greater Palm Beach Chapter of the American Red
Cross, led a hurricane exercise designed to help business
owners prepare for and recover from hurricanes. The event
was held Thursday, May 10, at the local Red Cross office.


Wildfires


y, which was
50 percent last Continued From Page 1
ig into tourism (DOF) reported that there were
e state's inland 236 active fires in Florida that
and take away covered 87,162 acres.
eating and fish- Mr. O'Neill said some impor-
tant lessons were learned from
eason doesn't the exercise even though it was
ture, we'll cer- cut short.
ome dramatic However, things went well at
super saion Jud the hurricane exercise held at
spersonJudythe local Red Cross Office on
Thursday. The purpose of this
Some of the exercise was to help local busi-
cle came from ness owners prepare for and
s.) overcome hurricanes.
Participating in this exercise
were the Okeechobee County
Emergency Management Office,
the Okeechobee County Health
Department, Recovering O:kee-
chobee after Disaster (ROAD),
Civil Air Patrol, Shared Services
Network and Big Lake Missions
Outreach as well as local busi-
nesses.
Mary Blakeney, director of
emergency services for the
Greater Palm Beach Chapter of
the American Red Cross, con-
ducted the exercise.
A great deal of practical infor-
mation for business operators
was discussed, and participants
discussed the importance of
having a communications plan.
They also discussed the impor-
tance of backup computer files
and how long they could oper-
ate without computers.
It was mentioned that there
might not be any power for
some time after a hurricane to


Youth


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ice to the community and lead-
SM ia ership by joining the Key Club
teril once they get into the upper
grades. He noted that they will
n- n be giving out four, $1,000 schol-
Content arships to OHS students on
Thursday, May 17, during schol-
S arship night.
:ial News Providers" The Kiwanis appreciation
luncheon provided hamburgers
- and hotdogs, chips, dessert and
drinks for all. The students also
enjoyed playing on the wooden
jungle.
Each of these clubs are dedi-
cated to: providing opportuni-
ties for working together in serv-
"- ice to school and community;
developing leadership potential;
fostering the development of
strong moral character; and,
encouraging loyalty to their
school, community and nation.
So All of these groups strive to
o "provide their members with
opportunities to provide service,
build character and develop
leadership."
Each group shows their sup-
port throughout the year to the
community and various other
non-profit organizations.
The OHS Key Club currently
has 20 members. They have
raised funds for UNICEF, the
United Nations Children's Fund;
produced a fine arts magazine
entitled Big Lake Reflections for
the high school; volunteered in
the Pregnancy Center when it
was open and plan to help with
S the remodeling process; and,
donated a decorated Christmas
tree to the Festival of Trees for
Hospice of Okeechobee.
The OFC Key Club currently


operate cash registers. Some
businesses would have to oper-
ate on a cash-only basis.
Participants talked about the
safety of employees and operat-
ing from an alternate site after a
hurricane.
If was noted that if a business
could not open immediately
after a hurricane due to damage
to the building, rather than leav-
ing the employees temporarily
unemployed, they could be put
to work cleaning up and repair-
ing the building.
Since local banks could be
closed for a while, it was sug-
gested that businesses might
consider having a cash reserve
to pay their employees immedi-
ately after a storm.
Participants also -discussed
the possibility for doing busi-
ness with a nationwide bank.
Then the business owner could
go to a branch bank in another
town unaffected by the hurri-
cane to do banking.
Participants also discussed
the importance of having a poli-
cy about employees coming
back to work after a disaster. It
was stressed that it might be
necessary to rotate employees
to give them time to repair their
own homes.
The Red Cross has made ten-
tative plans to have another hur-
ricane exercise in the evening,
possibly in August.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
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has 33 members and they have
continued to participate in the
Central Elementary School fall
festival with volunteers for oper-
ation and clean up. They also
raised $1,500 for the March of
Dimes and participated in
WalkAmerica on March 31.
Members of the OFC Key Club
also served as mentors for the
orientation of the current eighth
graders who will be coming to
OFC next fall.
YMS Builders Club currently
has 15 members. They have par-
ticipated in many activities.
Some of these include raising
funds for St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital and putting
together and dispersing Christ-
mas boxes for needy families.
OMS Builders Club currently
has 15 members. They planted
plants for Earth Day on campus
this year and raised funds for the
Muscular Dystrophy Associa-
tion. They also sent out cards for
Teacher Appreciation Week.

Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Chau-
na Aguilar may be reached at
caguilar@newszap.com.

Correction

On page 1 of the Thursday, May
10, edition of the Okeechobee
News in the article entitled 'Code
process change debated' the City
Code Enforcement Board member
who made the motion to fine the
property owner $50 per day was
incorrectly noted as Andrea Nelson.
The board member who made the
motion was alternate member
Penny Revels. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may have
caused.


News Briefs

Mother's Appreciation Brunch slated
OKEECHOBEE A Touch of Elegance is planning a Mother's
Appreciation Brunch on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under the age of
10.
For tickets or information contact Lorayne at (863) 610-3373,
Kathy at (863) 763-8072 or Paul Buxton at (863) 763-1994.

Republican Party plans annual dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will
host its annual Lincoln Day dinner on Friday, May 18, at the
Shrine Club on 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 ision.
The event will be held Saturday, May 26, A 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
Trimble at (863) 447-6048; or, Brian Trimble at (863) 634-2810.
For barbecue information, contact Mark Slate at (863) 634-3963.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be frotn the west
around 5 mph, shifting to the south at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The wind will be
from the south around 5 mph, shifting to the southwest after mid-
night. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The rind will be from
the west around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


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School board to discuss grants at meeting


In conjunction with the Com-
munity Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board will be dis-
cussing several grants for the
2007/08 school year.
The meeting will be held in
the School Board office at 700
S.W. Second Ave. on Tuesday,


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Robert Phillip Fehringer, 37,
N.W. 274th St., Okeechb-bee, was
arrested May 7 by Depuly Harold
Hancock on an O.eechojbee Coun-
ty warrant that charged him with
lewd and lascivious conduct. He
was released on his own recogni-
zance.
Jason Staton, 26, N.W. Sev-
enth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 7 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on an Okeechobee County warrant
that charged him with violation of
probation possession of drug
paraphernalia. He is being held
without bond.
Israel Barcenas, 22, N.E.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 7 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
a warrant that charged him with vio-
lation of probation fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement officer.
His bond was set at $10,000.
Nicki Louise Osceola, 22,
Ospry Road N.E., Okeechobee,
was arrested May 8 by Deputy
Sergeant J. Royal on an Okee-
chobee County warrant that
charged her with violation of proba-
tion possession of cocaine. Her
bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-


May 22, at 10 a.m.
Grants to be discusses
include: IDEA, Part B Individ-
ual Disabilities Education Act;
IDEA Part B Preschool, Read-
ing First; Title I Migrant, Delin-
quent and Homeless Children;
Title II Teacher and Principal
Training Recruiting Fund, Math


ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.
Michael Paul Stanley, 30,
Gary St., Lantana, was arrested
May 9 by Deputy P. Massung on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with aggravated bat-
tery, burglary of a dwelling or struc-
ture with assault and battery and
tampering with a witness. His bond
was set at $65,000.
Curtis Roston Beachum, 24,
N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 9 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation
of probation battery and violation
of probation contributing to the
delinquency of a minor. He is being
held without bond.
Scott Lamar Elgin, 25, S. Par-
rot Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 9 by Deputy J. Hall on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with third-degree
grand theft. His bond was set at
$3,000. Elgin was also arrested on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him, with amended viola-
tion of probation forgery. He is
being held without bond on that
charge.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


and Science Partnerships,
Enhancing Education through
Technology Entitlement; Title Ill
- English Language Acquisition,
Language Enhancement and
Academic Achievement Act;
Title IV Safe and Drug Free
School and 21st Century Com-
munity Learning Centers; Title V


- Innovative Programs; and, Title
VI Rural and Low Income
School Programs.
Any person who would like
more information or to provide
input, plan on attending the
meeting or contact Cathleen
Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255,
for grant contacts.


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Donnie Euvela Smith
Donnie Euvela Smith, 67,
died Monday, May 7, 2007, at
her residence in Okeechobee.
Born Aug. 17, 1939, in Belle
Glade, she had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past 12
years and enjoyed crocheting
and doll making.


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her husband, Herman Davis;
and, her father, James Paulk.
She is survived by: her moth-
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sons, Richard Davis, Ronnie
Davis and Raymond Davis, all of
Ft. Myers; daughter, Lorraine
Smith of Pennsylvania. In addi-
tion, she is survived by 10


grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m.,
in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel.
All arrangements are under
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LIGHTS: Has anyone noticed that there are several street lights not
working on S.R. 70 East and West? Also, there are several street lights
not working on U.S. 441 South, from S.R. 70. Just wondering why they
are not working.

CLUB: I understand not asking about the kids personal lives, but the
sexuality of the student and who wants to be in the club is the whole
reason they wanted the club in the first place. If you're going to stand
up for something then you have to stand up all the way and not ask for
what you want, and not provide information. It is my understanding
the club is not as big as they are saying it's only a handful of kids.


Community Events

Food sales help Habitat for Humanity
On Thursday, May 17, 15 percent of the cost of all food sold at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant will be donated to Habitat for
Humanity. This includes both eat-in and take-out meals. The
only requirement is that you have a green ticket, issued by and
available at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second
St. The donation will not be given without the ticket. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4021 during business hours.

Healthy Start group to meet
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Friday,
May 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St., from 2 until 4 p.m. For information, call executive director
Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Business women's group to meet May 18
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
group will meet at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., on Friday, May 18. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m.,
and lunch will be at noon. For information, call Robin at (863)
467-7100.

LOST event benefits Rotary scholarship fund
Rotary's fourth annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
(LOST) ride-run-walk will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning
and ending at the Scott Driver boat ramp, S.R. 78 W. Welcome
and orientation will begin at 7 a.m. For those registrations
received after May 7, the cost will be: adults, $15, children (10
and under) $10. All proceeds benefit the Okeechobee Rotary
scholarship fund and Martha's House. Make checks payable to
Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-Walk and mail registrations to Jim
Mclnnes at Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For information, call (863) 763-3101.

Church plans special law enforcement service
The First Missionary Baptist Church will host their inaugural
Law Enforcement Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 20, at
11:30 a.m. An appreciation dinner will follow the service. For
information, contact Cynthia Kelly at (863) 447-0671.

First aid class offered by Red Cross
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a first
aid basics class on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For information
and to register, call (863) 763-2488.

Block party for teens scheduled
Communities in Schools and the Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition have partnered to host a Summer Teen Blast
Block Party. This event is scheduled for Friday, May 25, at the
Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 7 until 11
p.m. Admission is $5 per student. This Block Party is for sixth-
through ninth-grade students. For information, call (863) 462-
5863.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial
Day Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both
days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food,
drawings, bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motor-
cycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per
person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per
person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For
information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O.
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Letters to the Editor


Who's Bennett?
I recently read a poignant story
of how one person's utopian
dreams in Okeechobee were
destroyed by a thief. She went on
to lament the hassle of getting a
building permit in the county.
I concur with her observa-
tions.
I recently acquired a small
home and decided to enhance it


by replacing a pre-existing carport
torn away by the last hurricane. I
am not trying to build a shuttle
launch pad or dairy barn in my
backyard.
According to the rules, I
applied for a building permit
which was summarily rejected. I
knew no permit was forthcoming
when I was cited five times for not
following Bennett's rules and did-
n't know who Bennett is.


Upcoming Events

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.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at 7
p.m.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m:
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297 ..
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Eari at (863)763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care
are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-
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I think Bennett is the archangel
who watches over Okeechobee
and protects us from lean-tos,
shanties and sheep sheds. A few
get by him anyway, I see. Maybe
they were nice carports like I want
that have deteriorated over the
years.
After this letter they will proba-
bly tell me to go to Helen Hunt for
a permit.
Did I mention I didn't get my


money back with the rejection
notice? I guess they need the
money to hire more rejection
planners.

Lucky for us God did not have
to come here for a Creation per-
mit. Adam would still be picking
forbidden fruit in the dark by
himself.

JimShaffer


Community Events

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion 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 Okeechobee. 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 carri-
er 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 ohsl988reunion@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 topicof the show will be The Voice of
the Children for Peace exhibition in the museum's Let's Think
Peace gallery as a tribute to Mother's Day. The exhibition by artist
Serafima Sokolov will run from May 10 until May 24 at the muse-
um 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. Sponsor-
ships are available. Call Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for appli-
cations and information. Proceeds from the event will go to the
club's building fund.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner
of N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul
Youth Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities
will include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of
subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer
session; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf
interpreter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge
for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House
(863) 763-2893 by April 30.

0.C.RA. meeting planned for May 14
O.C.R.A. will meet on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.

Red Cross offers infant CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold an
infant/child CPR class on Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion and to register, call (863) 763-2488.

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

Livestock show meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee will have
the dessert social/annual meeting on Tuesday, May 15, in the
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., cafeteria at 7 p.m.
This is a change from the previous date due to a conflict. Elec-
tions, carcass contest winners and distribution on checks and
buyers' pictures will take place. All exhibitors and their parents
should attend and must bring a buyer's plaque to receive their
checks. Please bring your favorite dessert to share. For informa-
tion call Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232, or Rick Barnes at (863)
357-2047.

Middle school PTO meeting set
The Osceola Middle School PTO will meet Thursday, May 17,


at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. New officers for next year will be nomi-
nated and voted into office at that time. If you have a child at OMS
or will have a fifth grader attending OMS next year, please plan to
attend.


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By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY A group
of local citizens has organized in
support of a power plant.
Citizens Power Coalition is a
local organization made up of
residents from Glades and
Hendry counties who are push-
ing to help FPL's proposal to
build a power plant near Moore
Haven.
The group organized about
six months ago when some resi-
dents began to feel that the
power plant would be a positive
beginning for the inevitable
growth of rural Glades County.
For several decades the area
has been in economic decline
with an image of vacant build-
ings and lack of modern neces-
sities like a pharmacy or hard-
ware store.
FPL, by its own estimates,
plans to hire 1,600 workers for
constructing the plant over a
five-year period, and 180 full-


time employees will be hired to
operate the plant with an addi-
tional 100 regional jobs indirect-
ly related to the plant.
In addition to new jobs, there
is the hope that many other
businesses will be drawn to the
county in order to provide serv-
ices to FPL and a large work-
force.
Despite the promise of such
economic perks, environmental
activists began a local group
named Save It Now, Glades!
(SING) which opposes FPL's
plans.
"Locals have been engaging
SING in conversation and quiet-
ly stating their opposition to the
coal plant," said Susan Glick-
man, representative of Natural
Resources Defense Council.
However, there are some,
including parents in Glades
County who do not want their
children to leave the area in
search of jobs. They want to
plan for future jobs in Glades
County now, and formed Citi-


zens Power Coalition toward
that goal.
Recently, Citizens Power
Coalition named Tommy Perry
as chairman. He grew up in
Glades County and works in
neighboring Hendry County as
president of Johnson-Prewitt &
Associates.
One reason he believes many
people support the project is
because of the estimated $21
million in annual tax benefits to
Glades County and several mil-
lion for Hendry County. This can
be the foundation for carefully
planned economic growth in
the area, the group argues.
Tommy Perry his group
remains focused on four areas
of concern that will directly
shape the future of Glades
County.
According to Mr. Perry, the
location of transmission lines on
private property is a primary
issue. The coalition wants FPL
to consider input from property
owners, and asks for as little


impact as possible.
A second issue is water use
and conservation. Since Glades
county is an agricultural com-
munity it uses water and so will
the power company. There must
be wise use of water so each
will not compete with the other.
Another concern is air quali-
ty. "According to promoters, the
Glades Power Park will not be
like the coal-fired plants of 20
and 30 years ago. It will be an
ultra super critical coal fired
power plant with emissions
below allowable standards set
in place by the Department of
Environmental Protection.
A final issue will be the eco-
nomic benefits to Glades Coun-
ty.
Many residents would like to
see smart growth without the
urban sprawl and congestion of
traffic density. The possible $21
million in tax benefits could pre-
pare the way for true updated
infrastructure, Citizens Power
Coalition explained.
Primary installations of sew-


ers, fire hydrants, water pipes,
electricity, culverts, bridges and
roads will open the way for new
businesses, hospitals, schools
and neighborhoods.
"What we are doing today
will always be an impact on
Glades County. All future eco-
nomic development will some-
how build off that power plant,"
said Mr. Perry.

Editor's Note: Staff Writer
Nena Bolan can be reached at
nenabolan @yahoo.com.


Police raid marijuana grow house


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON In the early
morning hours of Tuesday, May
1. the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment raided a residence located
in a quiet neighborhood in
Clewiston to find a marijuana
growing operation inside the
home.
According to Detective Cutis
Clay, suspicions of the residence
began after the police depart-
ment received several tips from
concerned neighbors, who said
* they were suspicious of activity
in and around the residence.
As they started looking into
the case, the police received
leads from the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency (DEA) about the
possible drug activity at the loca-


tion.
Officers entered the resi-
dence on Laurel Street on a
search warrant that day and
apprehended three individuals.
Officers arrested Juan D. Mar-
tin, 30, of Clewiston in connec-
tion with the illegal drug-grow-
ing activity. He faces charges of
production of marijuana, pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams, and theft of utility servic-
es.
The investigators found sev-
eral items and evidence indicat-
ing the operation and use of the
home for cultivating and har-
vesting suspected marijuana.
Officers also recovered items
inside the home, including two
manuals detailing how to culti-
vate marijuana, items for agri-
culture application, a vitamin


bottle with marijuana inside and
two large trash bags containing
approximately seven pounds of
marijuana stems, among other
things.
Based on his statement and
evidence found at the scene,
Martin was placed under arrest
and taken to the Clewiston
Police Department where he
was booked and later transport-
ed to the Hendry County Jail
with bond set at $51,000.
"This case is still under inves-
tigation and several other arrests
are possible," said Detective
Cutis Clay.

Editor's Note: Staff Writer
Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at
igonzalez@newszap.com.


New tax plan could cripple county


Glades County
officers pen
letters to Crist


By Nena Bolan
Special to the
Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY Florida
Governor Charlie Crist and both
houses of the Florida Legislature
propose to cut property taxes.
The proposals could roll back
tax rates to 2001, or 2003. This
loss could result in reduction of
many Glades County services
and the termination of person-
nel.
Glades County's constitution-
al officers composed letters that
were sent to the governor and
legislative delegation in late
April asking for reconsideration
in the approval of such a meas-
ure.
The constitutional officers
are K.S. "Butch" Jones, chair-
man of the board of county
commissioners; Bob Jones, EMS
director; Holly Whiddon, super-
visor of elections; Stuart Whid-
don, sheriff; Gail Jones, tax col-
lector; Joe Flint, clerk of courts;
and, Larry Luckey, property
appraiser.
"How will a small impover-
ished county such as Glades
exist on a 45 percent decrease in
ad valorem revenues while
more affluent counties will aver-


age only 12 percent reduction of
property taxes according to the
Governor's Office estimates,"
said Larry Luckey, property
appraiser, in the opening of his
letter to Governor Crist.
According to Mr. Luckey's
statistics, the roll back to 2003
tax rates would reduce taxes
levied by 45 percent to an
already impoverished Glades
County. In 2006, approximately
$8 million was levied in property
taxes. In 2003, the taxes were
$4.36 million.
Bob Jones, EMS director,
informed the governor of the
hardship this would place on
emergency medical services and
fire rescue. The county has two
ambulances which operate 24
hours a day for seven days a
week and cover 775 square
miles of Glades County.
"We are one and a half hours
away from a trauma center and
the stroke center," Mr. Jones
explained in his letter to the gov-
ernor. "By state law, patients
that are trauma alerts or stroke
alerts must be transported to
those centers. We average 30 to
45 minutes at these hospitals,
trying to get rooms for these
patients, and then it is one and a
half hours drive back to our sta-
tions ... a budget reduction
would force us to shut down
one ambulance. The bottom
line is that we will be drastically
compromising the well-being of
our visitors and permanent resi-
dents of Glades County, and in


many cases patients will die."
Bob Jones' letter also men-
tions how local fire departments
are manned by volunteers using
equipment that is handed down
from other counties. The fire-
houses will not be able to stay
open if the electricity bill cannot
be paid, and fire trucks will not
run if fuel costs are not afford-
able.
Glades County Sheriff, Stuart
Whiddon, composed a letter to
the governor explaining the pos-
sible results of lost revenue. Sta-
tistics include the termination of
thirteen certified law enforce-
ment officers including eight
road patrol positions and three
investigators. Two dispatchers
and two administrative posi-
tions would also be cut.
"This would leave two
deputies per 12-hour shift to
cover 775 square miles of
Glades County... and would
leave one dispatcher per shift to
handle all fire, EMS and law
enforcement calls for Glades
County 24 hours a day, seven
days a week," Sheriff Whiddon
stated in his letter.
As of last week, Florida law-
makers were unable to decide
on how to reduce property taxes
by the end of the regular ses-
sion. A special legislative ses-
sion has been set for June 5.
Now, there is a little more
time to examine the roll back in
property taxes.
Staff Writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


Moore Haven plans for clean up week


By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN The
Moore Haven City Council met
May 1 and reported on a code
enforcement issue, sewer plant
expansion funding, and made
plans for a city-wide debris and
trash clean up week beginning
Monday, June 11.
The city's Code Enforcement
and Public Works Departments
suggest that some code viola-
tions may be quickly eliminated
by having a debris and trash
clean up week to help home-
owners clean up their property
and to encourage others to be
more aware of their own prop-
erties.
Also, removal of small debris
before storm season will
improve safety for residents, the
organizers of the effort
explained.
Residents can throw away
many kinds of trash and receive
amnesty for complying with the
request.


No one will be charged extra
for the removal.
Mike Jones, the city's public
works director, encourages the
clean up of any yard trash, appli-
ances, tires, wood, metal and
vegetation.
In discussing the event, he
asked residents to be mindful
that each kind of debris must be
sorted and placed in a separate
pile so it can be properly dis-
posed. The director asked resi-
dents not to set out batteries, oil,
pesticides or other hazardous
materials.
In other news, the city
received just over $1 million for
the sewer plant expansion from
the State. The funds were pro-
cured through the efforts of Dale
Milita, the city's lobbyist in Talla-
hassee. The funding brings the
city that much closer to making
the expansion a reality.
The need for an expansion of
the sewer system comes since
the present system is nearing
capacity. In addition, the new
corrections facility and GEO


prison are expected to go online
soon.
The city plans to look toward
state loans or grants to complete
the project, if more funding is
necessary.
The city also received
$100,000 for the storm water
project for Ranch Lake Estates.
Also, the Arcade Building has
been condemned and sched-
uled for demolition.
The owner has filed for bank-
ruptcy, but Steve Ramunni, the
city attorney, believes the city
can carry out its plans for demo-
lition because the owner must
keep the structure safe and
abide by city codes some-
thing that apparently has not
happened in the past.
As a caution, Mr. Ramunni
has consulted a bankruptcy
attorney.
"I still think we can condemn
it and knock it down," said Mr.
Ramunni.
Staff Writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com.


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FDOT encourages


use of 511 system


With smoke and haze from
wildfires blanketing the state and
with the first named storm of the
hurricane season just off the
southeastern coast of the United
States, the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) is encour-
aging Floridians and visitors to
incorporate its free 511 service
into their regular travel and emer-
gency preparedness plans.
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phone or a landline, callers can
hear real-time traffic reports on all
interstate highways in the state
and Florida's Turnpike. The state's
five regional services in Northeast
Florida, Central Florida, Tampa
Bay, Southwest Florida and South-
east Florida provide more detailed
information on local roads.
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evacuations because of hurri-
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evacuation routes, bridge and
road closures, contraflow usage
and roadways with toll suspen-
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Clearing limbs
Tree trimmers have been working in the area clearing
limbs away from utility lines in preparation of the
upcoming storm season. Sometimes the process
makes a dramatic change in the appearance of the tree
but it is performed in order to eliminate power outages
as the result of limbs damaging the lines.


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Chinese brake fern my soak up toxic metal


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE In the strug-
gle for survival, plants are often
at the mercy of hungry animals
but one fern has turned the
tables by using poisonous
arsenic to reduce its appeal, say
University of Florida
researchers.
A UF study published online
April 24 by the journal "New
Phytologist" showed starving
grasshoppers shunned Chinese
brake fern one of several fern
species known to store arsenic
when the plants contained
large quantities of the toxic
heavy metal. It is the first pub-
lished study showing that
arsenic accumulated in plant tis-
sue deters predators.
The grasshoppers somehow
sensed the ferns contained
arsenic, which is poisonous to
insects, said study co-author
Bala Rathinasabapathi, an asso-
ciate professor with UF's horti-
cultural sciences department,
part of the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
"So there is the potential for
going further into (this
research) to find out how the
insect senses it and to develop
deterrents chemicals that have
the same effect as arsenic but
are less toxic," said Mr. Rathi-
nasabapathi. He conducted the
laboratory work for the study,
along with entomology gradu-
ate student Murugesan Ran-
gasamy.
Researchers believe arsenic
may cause brake fern to pro-
duce other toxic compounds
that ward off insects -- another
avenue for research that might
lead to new insecticides or
insect deterrents.
Arsenic is used in pest and
weed control, to preserve wood,
make fireworks, metal and elec-
tronics. Toxic to humans, it con-
taminates soil at thousands of
sites worldwide.
UF researchers discovered
the fern's remarkable capacity
to absorb arsenic, publishing
their findings in the journal
Nature in 2001. It was the first
plant known to accumulate
large quantities of arsenic,
although many plants store
other metals.
Eventually, the brake fern
may be useful in phytoremedia-
tion, the practice of growing
plants to remove toxic materials
from soil, said Lena Ma, a UF
professor with the soil and
water science department and
lead researcher in the 2001
study.
Mr. Rathinasabapathi and Ms.
Ma are trying to identify genes
that allow brake fern to absorb
arsenic. Once the genes are pin-
pointed, it may be possible to
transfer them to plants better
suited to phytoremediation, Ms.
Ma said.
In the recent study, American


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Bala Rathinasabapathi, an associate professor of horticultur-
al sciences, observes a grasshopper crawling on a brake
fern in his laboratory in Gainesville March 26, 2007. Brake
ferns can store large quantities of arsenic, possibly to ward
off predators. Rathinasabapathi conducted experiments
showing grasshoppers shunned the plants when they were
full of the toxic metal, but ate them otherwise.


grasshoppers readily ate brake
ferns that contained traces of
arsenic, about three milligrams
per kilogram of plant mass. But
the insects hardly touched forti-
fied ferns with 15 times as much
arsenic.
Researchers starved the
grasshoppers before turning
them loose on the ferns, then
determined how much they ate
by examining the plants, weigh-
ing the insects and evaluating
how much waste they pro-
duced.
"The grasshoppers will try
the leaves (of the arsenic-laden
ferns) if they have nothing else
to eat, but eat no more than
their initial test bites," Mr. Rathi-
nasabapathi said.
A second experiment
showed grasshoppers shied
away from lettuce leaves soaked
in an arsenic solution but eager-
ly devoured lettuce dipped in
water. This suggests the insects
were repelled by arsenic itself,
rather than some reaction the
metal causes in the fern, he said.
The grasshoppers are not
native to the fern's home turf in
East Asia, said John Capinera,'
chairman of UF's entomology


and nematology department
and a co-author of the study.
However, this species was an


ideal choice for the study
because it will eat virtually any-
thing.
"I view the grasshopper as a
model it has a very broad host
range," Capinera said. "So if you
find something that deters it,
that's a powerful deterrent."
Other collaborators in the
study included Ron Cherry and
Heather McAuslane, a professor
and associate professor, respec-
tively, with the entomology and
nematology department; ento-
mology graduate students Ran-
gasamy and Jason Froeba; and a
senior biological scientist with
the soil and water science
department, Mrittunjai Srivasta-
va. UF's School of Natural
Resources and Environment
funded the study.
The findings help confirm
one of several hypotheses put
forth to explain why some
plants accumulate huge quanti-
ties of toxic metals, said Robert
Boyd, an Auburn University biol-
ogy professor and a noted
expert on the subject. Boyd
reviewed the paper for the jour-
nal prior to its acceptance.
Other hypotheses suggest
plants may store metals to dis-
courage competing plants or
resist drought. Or perhaps the
phenomenon happens by acci-
dent, a consequence of plants
absorbing other chemicals.
"My interest in the paper is
understanding things from an
academic standpoint, and the
paper is important from that
angle," Boyd said. "The other
angle that's interesting is the
fern isn't native to North Ameri-
ca. So understanding the ability
(to absorb arsenic) and ecologi-
cal relevance have to be pur-
sued in the native home. To get
to the ecological significance
you have to go back to China."


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Roxann Watson (not pictured) for helping students during
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"So there is the potential for going further into
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it and to develop deterrents chemicals that
have the same effect as arsenic but are less
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The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, May 11,
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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
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The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
with good driving record. Fax
resume to (954)967-3477.


G4S YOUTH SERVICES
Okeechobee, Florida
OJOCC is seeking qualified professionals to work
with youth in a residential setting. The following
positions are currently available with competitive
salaries and benefits.
Master's Level Mental Health Therapist
Teacher
Juvenile Correctional Officers
If interested, please send resume to
Veronica Bellamy at 863-357-9922, ext. 2260 or
e-mail: veronica.bellamy@us.securicor.com
EEO Employer

REAL ESTATE
Sales Agents and a Manager needed
immediately. Exciting Treasure Coast
real estate firm, with new Okeechobee
location, needs licensed agents and a
licensed manager.
Top splits
No Desk/Transaction Fees
Free Support Staff
Free Training
A Superior MLS system
We have a backlog of listing appointments
and active buyers waiting for you.
Call Jim Weix at 772-288-1900 for a
completely confidential interview.







General knowledge of mainte-
nance and repair. Willingness to
learn. HS diploma/GED. Valid
Florida license. Fax resume to
(954)967-3477

-LOAN ASSISTANT-
Brighton Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Loan
Assistant. College degree preferred &/or4
yrs. related exp. in financial services. Ability
to maintain Excel spreadsheets, collect &
post payments to accounts, process loan
applications. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications
to: (954) 967-3477

Mill Worker/Panel Room Operator
Needed for the Night Shift
Full time with Benefits
Apply in Person
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps .570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I Fabris 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS, 2, Win-
dow Units. $100. for both,
will sep. (954)237-4846
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, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $65.
(863)467-1530
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, 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
WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both.
(863)763-7017


ADULT TRI-CYCLE- Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
$150. (863)467-4498



EXT. PAINT, Sherwin Williams,
(3) 5 gallon buckets, light tan
color. $60 (863)763-7497
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

estaofftew ,f Stord
Rain Gut ers
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from





BLE- asking $300
(863)763-5323


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


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


JACKET, extra Ig. genuine
leather, new, made by Euro-
pean Step, $125 or best of-
fer. (863)824-8703


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
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
torsi $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-
tum 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


ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
(863)824-8703
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, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
(863)467-0079


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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


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.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
$300! 863-675-2959
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
(863)885-1314
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of drawers, matt./boxspring,
$500. (863)467-5756
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100.863-675-3944 Labelle
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
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
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc;
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
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
green, 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 BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot board, white.
$300/both. (863)801-3980
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 to w/wind-
shield & charger. Pd. $4400,
Asking $2,995. or best offer.
Call (863)763-8216
GOLF CLUB SET, ladies,
graphite, almost new, com-
plete with bag, $125 or trade
or pistol. (772)461-8822


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
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.
863-467-1958
SMITH & WESSON 640, stain-
less, 347 mag, 2", 5 shot,
like new, $400 firm.
(772)461-8822
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") operture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
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
Shop hope Irestl
The classified ads


RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba-
guette) Certified appraisal
1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm


RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $1550. Asking
$1100. (863)357-3567
RING- Size 7 (8 lolite stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p


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





ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy,
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
$30. 863-763-7584
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


SINGULAR CELL PHONE, flat,
$75. (863)467-3051
MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.



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


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
.(863)357-1733
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter 5 at (302)357-3092
BLOODHOUND/RED BONED
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356
CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.
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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
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
REDBONE COONHOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$250 each. (863)467-4149
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.,
Momma weighs 5 lbs. $900.
(863)467-4337
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)610-2465



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
POOL TABLE, old, slate, needs
repair. $75. (863)467-3051
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
$25.863-763-7161


DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400
watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or best offer.
(863)763-8797


PLASMA TV, 42", with lHome
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.
(863)697-9704
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/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
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500.
(863)673-0066



BUSH HOG:6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER: Camp-
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
610-0754
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


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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
RIDING MOWER, Yard King,
46" cut, very good condition.
Needs motor. $100.
(863)634-2506
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
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee,
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm



BILLY GOAT: Large, healthy,
good breeding goat, very
gentle. $100 or best offer.
(863)673-0066


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


$900/mo plus $500 security.
No pets. Non-smoking envi-
ronment. Call 863-610-1750.
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
ON RIM CANAL OF LAKE
OKEECHOBEE: 1br, furnished,
screened porch, utils incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640



BUCKHEAD RIDGE Duplex
if.F, l8A i :, .,
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
WEST PALM BEACH: 2br/2ba
Condo, great location, gated
w/ pool & lots of amenities.
$1200/mo 561-662-4563



A SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
home in Basswood Estates.
$900. mo. + sec. dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
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
LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
OKEE. 3/1 on 1 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1500. + 1st,
last, sec./refs. 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba, fully
furnished, Buckhead Ridge,
weekly, monthly or yearly,
large yard. (863)824-0981
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
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
RENT TO OWN:
In Town, 3 BR, 1 BA, Carport.
Completely remodeled. Lg Lot
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1300 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br/2ba,
unfurnished, large storage
shed. $950/mo. 1st & sec.
(863)824-0981'


-I
-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


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


Real Estate


III

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





OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sqft. 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
FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
863-763-5663.
-HANDYMAN SPECIAL-
Cheap, hurry, won't last!
Call now!
(954)290-0861
INVESTORS: 2 BR/1 BA, Huge
lot. Call Debra Pinson, Cen-
tury 21 Horizon Properties.
$75,000. 863-801-9163
NEED TO SELL FAST?
I buy houses. Cash, terms or
take over payments. Rapid
debt relief. (954)290-0861
OKEE: Large 3br + retreat
(possible 4th br), 2 full ba,
garden tub, walk-in shower, fp,
in-ground pool on water.
$1250/mo. 1st, last, sec & ref
req'd. 863-634-8863
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: 4BR/2BA on V/
acre. Completely renovated.-
New 40 year roof, new A/C,
new dry wall, new carpet,
new kitchen, new water sys-
tem. New Bathrooms.
$165,000. (863)824-6112



OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 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


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


Mobile Homes

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




Indiantown 1 br/1 ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/mo. incl. elec
Single Occupancy Only
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-34 464646




MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
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.
Ref's required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
$1000/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561)767-6112
RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.58A,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616



OKEECHOBEE, FSBO 3br, 1
3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can
have up to 3 head of livestock,
$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755
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Recreation



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




ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mierc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
RENKEN, Cuddy cabin,
24.5ft., 110hp OM C Drive
engine, trailer, runs. $1500
(863)763-3507 after 4pm
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
RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1888
RV- '93 Jlayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836



CHATTEAU: 2002, 31 /2ft, 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 lb
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-
i.an.,Tonai 3.5 or 5. hp?,
runs. $100 (863)697-2033


H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
tires/battery. 18,500 mi.
$8700. (863)467-2423
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



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 SAMURAI BUGGY
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
(863)763-8609
YAMAHA GiRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075


Automobiles
Miiiiiga


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




CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAIMARO 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
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '84,
Runs good. New transmis-
sion. $1100. or best offer.
(863)357-3567.After 5pm
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
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mis.,
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", 5lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS (4); Aluminum, 15" x
6", fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug.
$100.863-763-7161
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 mls.
$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
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
(863)763-8797
TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
tread, 33x12.50/R15, was
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis
(863)763-8414
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
fer(863)697-3094
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-77068
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 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans,, body could
.use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
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 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
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076


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



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
Chadrlie (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


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007CA 058
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK F/K/A THE
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR IMC HOME EQUITY
LOAN THUST 1997-3
Plaintiff

vs
PETER SEPEDA, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHERYL SEPEDA
Last Known Address: 7175 NE 7 Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attem d at 8485 US Hwy 441
SE, Lot 45, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current Mailing Address: RO. Box 3172,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Resident Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIEO that anaction for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
Commencing at the 1/4 section comer of
the West boundary line of Section 17,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee Coun, Flonda, run
thence 892408" E along the 1/4 sec-
tion line, for a distance of 2378.30 feet
for RO.B. thence continue S 829 4'08"
E along said 1/4'section line for a dis-
tance of 180.00 feet, thence run S
0005'07'W parallel with the west
boundary line of the S 1/2 of said sec-
tion 17 for a distance of 330.00 feet,
thence run N 89024'08" W for a dis-
tance of 180.00 tent, thence run N
0B5'07"E for a distanceof 330.00
feetto RO.B. lying in and comprising a
part of Tract8 of the unrecorded plot
of Four Seasons Estates, Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any,to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, RA., Attomey for Plaintiff,
whose address Is 1800NW49th
Street, Suite 120, FtL Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before June 9,2007, 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
OlsabiliHtes Actof 1990 (AOA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilties need special accommoda-
Vion to participate In this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing Impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice Impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 3rd day of May, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerkof the Court
AreneNealls
As Deputy Clerk


Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson PA
Linda Cheldam
Florida Bar No. 616974
1800 NW49thSt Suite 120
Ft.Lauderdale, Fl 33309
(800)441-2438
210715.ON 5/11,18/2007
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
Ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 1st day of June 2007
from 10:00-11:00 AM. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1993 Green Dodge Shadow
1B3XP6432PN629579
1994 White Mfsublsfhi Eclipse
4A3CF34B1RE100713
1990 Yellow Suzuki RMX 250 Dirt Bike
JS1PJ11A4L2100226
1991 Red GMC Sonoma
1GTCS14R7M8526820
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
210327 ON 5/11/2007


I P b i -i


I Pubi o i


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
LAND$AR FUEN M DMENTS
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17, 2007 at 6:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, The meeting will
be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee,Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-005-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Steve Dobbs, on behalf of property owner lnSite Development Group.
The application Is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-
Family (MF) for vacant property located between Northwest 5th and 7th Avenues
and Northwest 11th andI3thStreets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12,21
and 22, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 11.29 acress. This
succeeds the 10 acre limitation as allowed for an area designated Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. The proposed u ae is to construct a multi-family devel-
opment This application was deferred at the April 19,2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No, 07-006-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of property owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLC. The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF)
to Commercial (C) for property located at 608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is ap-
proximately 0.64 acress. The proposed use is to remodel the existing residence for
a medical office. This application was deferred atthe April 19,2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-008-SSA. The application Is being
submitted by Vikki Aaron on behalf of property owner Sheri Lachapelle, Trustee,
The applicahon is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-
Family (MF) for property located at 813 Southwest 2nd Street. Legal description:
A parcel o land lying in Secton 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, and being more particularly described in Official Records Book
562, Page 1959, Okeechobee County, Florida, as follows: commencing at a point
on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, formerly known as Pensacola Street as
shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, of
the Public Records of SL Lucie County, Florida, 345 feet South of the South line of
Southwest Park Street, thence run South along the East line of Southwest 10th Ave-
nue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence run East a distance of705.00 feet to the
Southeast comer of Lot 18, according to the unrecorded plat of survey, of said See-
'ion 21, made by Leon H. Willis, County Surveyor, Okeechobee County, Florida dat-
ed March 26, 1963 for the Point of Beginning; thence continue East a distance of
150.00 feet; thence hear north parallel to th e ntneof Northwest 9th Avenue,
fonmeiry known as Chokaloskee Street, to the Intersection with a curve in the South-
erly right-of-way line of Southwest 2nd Street, formerly known as Tuscaloosa
Street, a distance of 400.81 feet, more or less; thence run Southwesterly along the
arc of said curve to the intersection with the centerline extended of Southwest 9th
Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet, thence run South along the said centerline ex-
;ended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 370 feet, to the Southeast comer of
Lot 18 and the Point of Beginning, City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approxi-
mautely 1.31 acre(s). The proposed use is for Multi-Family dwellings.
Discussion continued regarding the amendments to the Planned Unit Development
(PUOD) Regulations.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's) and
render recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applicatlon(s) and agenda are available In the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at Cty Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Plarnning Board wil make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications
and Land Development Regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, or hearing will needto ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based, General Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for
the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disailifies Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
caliTOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (fTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
208727 ON 5/2,11/07

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okeechobee, Florida
will meet on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 0:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible. Te meeting will beheld at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council
Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this
meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a crematory
within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref. Code Book Sec. 90-283(10))
submitted by Vild Aarnon on behalf of property owners) CBC Management, Inc.
The subject property Is located at 1201 North Parrott Avenue. Legal description:
Parcel One: Lots 1 through 4 of Block 14, Okeechbee, according to the plat there-
of recorded n Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,
South O0 degrees 08 feet 58 inches East along the East line f said Lots 1,2, 3, and
4, a distance of 64,24 meters (210.05 feet) to the Sotheast comer of said Lot 4:
thence departing said East line, South 89 degrees 55 feet 02 inches West along the
South line of said Lot 4, a distance of 3.330 meters (10.93 feet); thence departing
said South line North 00 degrees 08 feet 04 inches West though said Lots 4, 3, 2,
and 1, a distance of 64.026 meters (210.06 feet) to the North line of said Lot 1;
thence North 89 degrees 56 feet 50 inches East along said North line, a distance of
3.312 meters (10.87 feet) to the Point of Beginning. Parcel Two: Lots 5 and 6 of
Block 14, City of Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 17, Public Records of St. Lucie County Florida and also recorded in Plat Book
5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Less those portions of
Lots 5 and 6 of Block 14, Okeechobee, a subdivision in Section 16, Township 37
South, Range 35.East, as per plat thereoft recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
H'lubim' : C It 0ed ri0i. ., lu,,ri I [iCat-l ,i 'i.[Ima l lIc I, '.i C ,,to ] Ini.i... t ojl'a i riE
'.u. rea:e i .:.,'.Tler s:i] i l0 Lij t rr,:,. E ur r r : : E OA it ''.i : -a .i
m al i ,, ,rI -,, ,-- ,, L ,, ,i -,4',-i1,,,., i,.ia ai i f' ., ,I,- I,', l r,i rr
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5; thence North 89 degrees 55 feet 02 inches East along said North line, a distance
of 3.330 meters (10.93) feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 5; thence departing
said North line, South 00 degrees 08 feet 58 inches East, along the East line of said
Lots 5 and 6, a distance of 32.012 meters (105.03 feet) to the Point of Beginning.
Parcel Three: Lots 24 through 26 of Block 14, Okeechobee, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florid-
da, a copy of said plat also being recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida. Parcel Four: a fifteen (15) foot wide alley in Block
14, City of Okeechobee, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida more particularly described as the alley running Nonrth
to South between Lots 1 to 6, 7 and 26 inclusive, City of Okeechobee Subdivision.
Petition No. 07-004-SE.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a car wash
within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref. Code Book Sec. 90-283(2))
submitted by Carl Ferrero on behalf of property owners) CR Investments of Okee-
chobee, Inc. The sub ject property is located at 904 North Parrott Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Lots 13 through 15 of Block 36, City of Okeechobee Subdivision,
according to Plat Book 1, Page 10, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Petition No. 07-005-SE
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals wil serve as the deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Exceptions or Vanance Application(s).
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. General Services media is for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
srior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; i you are hearing or voice impaired,
_all T DD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).


I P i N t i


PublIicNotice


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS CYCLE II 2007
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting
will be held at City Hal, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room
200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting will be pro-
posed changes to the adopted Comprehensive Plan, amending the Future Land Use
ap and to transmitthe amended Comprehensive Plan to the City Council
uT ext narrative amendments will include the following Elements:
Capital Improvements
Future Land Use Map (FLUM)Amendment is as follows
Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No.
07-CII-001. Attorney John Cassels is the applicant on behalf of owners) 15to
Street Homes, LLC/Montebelto 13, LLC. The application is to change the Future
Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for vacant un-
platted property located between Southwest 6th Street and Southwest 15th Street

Legal description: PARCEL I: A parcel of land in Section 21, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as
follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Block 250, FIRST ADDITION TO
THE TOWN OF OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof on film in the Office of
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North 89 degrees 59 feet
17 inches West along the North right-of-way line of Southwest 9th Street to the
Southwest corner of property described in O.R. Book 268, Page 196, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; a distance
of 502.45 feet; thence continue North 89 degrees 59 feet 17 inches West along the
North right-of-way line of Southwest 9th Street to the Southeast corner of Block
202, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 0 degrees 04
feet 21 inches East, a distance of 1,040.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said
Block 202; thence North 89 degrees 59 feet 54 inches East, a distance of 558.40
feet; along the South right-of-way line of Southwest 6th Street to the North Street to the Northwest cor-
ner of property described in O.R. Book 26B, Page 196, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida; thence South 0 degrees 01 feet 36 inches West, a distance of
1,040.10 feetto the PONT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL It: All that part of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, lying West of Blocks 248 and 249, and Southerly extension
thereof, "FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA", as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 6, Okeechobee County Public Records; South of Southwest 9th Street; North
of Southwest 15th Street; and East of Block 202, and Southerly extension thereof,
'OKEECHOBEE" as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Okeechobee County Public
Records; and East of Southwest 10lth Avenue, within the City Limits of Okeechobee,
Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL: beginning at
the Intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South boundary line of Section 21,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line 28.6 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence East paralleling said
South line of Section 21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; thence North 175 feet; thence West
240 feet; thence South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; said land lying in and comprising a part of Government Lots 3 and 5 of Sec-
tion 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT FROM THE
ABOVE DESCRIBEO PARCEL: a 30 wide strip of land as described in O.R. Book
351, Page 618, Okeechobee County Public Records.

boundary line of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeast-
e"'y along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
East paralleling said South line of Section 21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; thence North 175
feet; thence West 240 feet; thence South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying in and comprising a part of Government Lots
3 and 5 of Section 21 Township 37 South, Range 35 East. LESS AND EXCEPT the
East 160 feet.
PARCEL IV: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township ii' .,
East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly 1 I ," i,,.v
commencing at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South line of Sec-
tion 21, bear Northeasterly along the said Hopkins Meander Line, a distance of 28.6
feet; thence bear East parallel to the said South line of Section 21, a distance of 56.6
feet; thence ear North 175.00 feet; thence bear West, a distance of 80.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue West, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence
bear South, a distance of 175.00 feet; thence bear East, a distance of 80.00 fee;
thence hear North a distance of 175.00 feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL V: Beginning at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South
boundary line of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeast-
edy along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
East paralleling said South line of Section 21 aforesaid, a distance of 56.6 feel;
thence North 175.00 feet; thence West 80.00 feet; thence South 175.00 feet; thence
East 23.4 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said land lying in and comprising a part
of Government Lots 3 and 5 of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechohee County, Florida.
PARCEL VI: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, i:,. T
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as fo'....
a POINT OF REFERENCE, commence at the intersection of the Hopkins Meander
ULine and the South line of Section 21; thence bear Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line a distance of 28.6 feet to the North right-of-way line of Southwest
15th Street; thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 23 inches East along said right-
of-way line (also being 25 feet North of and parallel to the said South line of Section
21) a distance of 56.43 feet to the Southeast corner of the lands described in O.R.
Book 153, Page 803 and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence departing said right-of-
way line, bear North 00 degrees 18 feet 09 inches West along the East line of those
lands described in O.R. Book 153, Page 803 a distance of 97.24 feet to the South-
west corner of the lands referred to as "Parcel 2" in O.R. F. 'i t' I F ,, S is
thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 39 inches East along -i 76. i, ,, i -,n
"Parcel 2" a distance of 99.49 feet to the Northwest corner of the lands referred to
as 'Parcel 1" in O.R. Book 581, i ii ,,,-, . .i , 0i -, 1 v,, i. i- If T.
es East along the W est line of es. ij ,: ,,, i , . ,,i i ~ 4 ,. I. 1.1 ,.,I .,
right-of-way line of said Southwest 15th Street; thence bear South 89 degrees 36
feet 23 inches West along said right-of-way line a distance of 100.10 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL VII: From the Southwest comer of Government Lot e5 Srtinn 91 Town-
-hip 17 u, Rinu F 1R -t tftine,- F.c t rlnnj fh,- mlh i,,, ,.il.. , ,, :,[i said
f,',i.,r-|T,., L i,., i ,:, 'rr,. ., ,, ii ii, , i ,, i ,i ,. ,,i f Okeechobee
Avenue extended South, thence Nthence North along said right-of-way line of Okeechobe
Avenue 25 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North along West right-of-way
line of Okeechobee Avenue 97.3 feet; thence West parallel to South boundary line of
fn,: 1. t : l p iij ii:i 1, rj,.,ir, h,,: ,:i [ I i j,.i .,4 i. , it 1- 1- i:f rjT i 1i: fir, linloe
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for a distance of 199.7 feet to the intersection with the West'boundary line of Gov-
ernment Lot 5; thence Northeasterly along West boundary line of Government Lot 5
a distance of 89.73 feet; thence East parallel to South line of Tract a distance of
154.76 feet to the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue; thence South
ah .',,i 111 ti '. n i .I A1 1 ,,. ..., j .,i :: r i,..i ,,, i-.. i OINT O F BEGIN-
rlri]. d'.' ) l '.: : .: .i ,,I ., I, I. i ,, 1 So uth, Range 35

A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Room 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at(863) 763-3372, exten-
sion 218. Please be advised that this board servesas a recommendation board. All
Comprehensive Plan Amendments considered will be forwarded with their recom-
mendation to the City Council for FIRST READING on Tuesday, August 7,l2007.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Plan-
ning Boardt with respect to any matter considered t this hearing will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General Services me-
dia ar for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the department. In ac-
cordance wth the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute 286.26,
persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Betty Clement no later than two (2) working daysprior to the
proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x 218 for assistance; if heanng is impaired telephone
the Florida Relay Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770
IOMCE) for assistance.
08726 ON 5/2,11/071

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD
PROPOSED REZONINGS
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Thurs-
day, May 17, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will;
be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeehobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to :.,,,I.,.....,,,,,., ..i.... .. 07-004-R. The peti-
ton is being submitted by Muhammae Noruomroi on uenai em owner A.M.S.A. Hold-
ings, LLC. The petition is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single
Family-One (RSF-1) to Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for property located at
608 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 3 through 6 of Block 78, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, and is approximately 0.64 acres. This petition was de-
ferred from the April 19, 2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-005-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted byVikki Aaron on behalf of owner Shed Lachapelte. Thepe-
I;I,,, i,' I' aI',,c i,,. : ,; .,A i.- ;I,, ;"i,' lom Residential Single Family-One
in.. l:n o.:,,i,-,ri M, IThii a,,i i i i..r property located at 813 Southwest
2nd Street. Legal description: A pardel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly de-
scribed in official Records Book 562, Page 1959, Okeechobee County, Florida, as
follows: commencing at a point on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, former-
y known as Pensacola Street, as shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, re-
corded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, of the Public Records of Si i.,';, ,-,,,r, ri ,,;,1,
345 feet South of the South line of Southwest Park Street, A AD .an...i.. h ,h.,,t
the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence run East a
distance of 705.00 feet to the Southeast corner cof Lot 18, according to the unre-
corded plat of survey, of said Section 21, made by Leon H, Willis, County Surveyor,
Okeechobee County, Florida dated March 26, 1963 for the Fti ,2 w,.,;,-,,,;,,s
thence continue East a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear i,, Ih |I "i. i i "l11.
centeriine of Northwest 9th Avenue, formedy known as Chokaloskee Street, to the
intersection with a curve in the Southerly ight-of-way line of Southwest 2nd Street,
formerly known as Tuscaloosa Street, a distance ci 4'v nvl fpel mnr ir I,"
thence run Southwesterly along the arc of said ,,, i ii, ,,-,i ..i. ,,' ,,1 ',, ira,,
centerine extended ot Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet. thence run
South along the said centeiine extended of Southwest 9th Avenoue, a distance of
370 feet, to the Southeast corner of Lot 18 and the Point of Beginning, City ot Okee-
chobee Subdtivision and is approximately 1,31 acre(s).
A copy of the entre applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications
and Land Development Regulations (LDR's) Amendrments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. General Services media are used for tIme sole purpose of back-up for
the departmenL
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
280.26, persons with disabilities seeding special accommmodaton to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-088-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
208733 ON 5/2,11/07 ]


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 11, 2007 13


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Cary McKee, assistant principal at the Okeedhobee Fresh-
man Campus, will be leaving the education field at the end
of the school year to go into full time ministry. At the May 8
meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board, Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper, superintendent of schools thanked him for his
14 years of service to the school district.


Gladys Borel (right) drama teacher at Okeechobee High
School, is all smiles as Okeechobee County Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper, presents her with a plaque upon
her retirement after 35 years of service to the school district.
The event took place at the May 8 school board meeting.


Billy Johnson, head custodian at South Elementary
School, retires after 26 years with the school district.
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper recognized him for his service at the May 8
school board meeting.


Andrew Taylor, sixth grade social studies teacher at Osce-
ola Middle School, retires after 26 years with the school
district. Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper presented him with a plaque at the May 8
school board meeting.


David Wibbles' 36 years of service to Okeechobee schools
have gone full circle. In the same room that served as his
first library, his retirement was announced. Dr. Patricia Coop-
er, superintendent of schools presented a plaque to the
Everglades Elementary School media specialist at the May 8
meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.


Dr. Patricia Cooper, Okeechobee County superintendent of
schools, presented a plaque to Okeechobee High School
social studies teacher James Egolf upon his retirement
after 17 years of service to the school district. The recog-
nition took place at the May 8 school board meeting.


Community Events


Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
,monthly coffee klatch at Kib's Fish Camp, 5430 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thurs-
day, May 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The event will be held under the tiki
hut, weather permitting. For information, contact the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.

Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt golf
tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on
Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to the KOA
Kid Camp. Tee time is 2 p.m. Fore information, call (863) 763-2734, or
Pat at (863) 763-6464.

Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third. Terrace, will hIst a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 18. The camp will
run June 4-7. The fee is $80 per camper and includes all expenses
including three meals a day. For information, contact Rachel Velie at
(863) 357-3053.

OCSO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring
summer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four
days long. The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be
residents of Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child. Camps
will be run by the OCSO Marine Unit, the NSW-Trident cadet program
with funding support from the Children's Services Council of Okee-
chobee County. Kids will be under direct supervision at all times by
OCSO personnel and selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident
program. Activities will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat
safety and equipment; basic physical fitness exercises; search and rescue
boat tour/rides; drown proofing orientation swimming evaluation (at the
pool); water safety at the beach; Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy
UDT-SEAL Museum Tour. Interested parents should call (863) 357-1600
or (863) 634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Appli-
cation forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on a
first-come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp reservations
cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received the forms and fees.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of
12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write
skits and learn to give presentations. The program will run for six
weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which
to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center.
For information and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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


Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host'church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained
from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

OHS yearbook sales continue
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived.
Extra copies are on sale during both lunches in the Journalism room
and after school until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 cash only. The books
will be on sale as long as copies are available.

Church offering help to quit drug
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
cill (863) 357-3053.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.






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