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Briefs

Service planned
for fallen officers
A memorial service for fall-
en law enforcement officers
will be held on the steps of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 504 N.W. Fourth St., on
Tuesday, May 15, 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 fol the children.
SFWMD web site 3
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
%vells in tne area vere also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be closed
due to low water levels.
The locks will remain closed
until the water levels come
back up.

Drought Index
Current: 579
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.34 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . .. .17-19
Comics ...........16
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ 17
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . 4
Speak Out.......... 4
Sports . . . . . . .6
TV . . . . . . . .18
Weather . . . . . .2
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Two charged with growing pot


73 suspected pot
plants are seized
by law enforcement
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
T'Io people were arrested
Friday morning and 73 marijua-
na plants confiscated as local
and federal authorities shut
down an alleged marijuana
grow house in Fort Drum.
According to Lieutenant
Billy Markham of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) each plant was esti-
mated to have a value of
$4,000. The total value of the
plants was estimated to be
$292,000.
Charged were Raciel Sainz-
Leyna, 28, and Larixa Y. Ruiz,


34. Both were booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail on
felony charges of cultivation of
marijuana, possession of a
firearm while in the commis-
sion of a felony and posses-
sion of marijuana with intent
to sell. Leyna and Ruiz were
also charged with the misde-
meanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia.
'Their bond will be set by a
judge at their first-appearance
hearing Saturday.
Lt. Markham said members
of the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force, the OCSO Special
Response Team (SRT) and
special agents from the Drug
Enforcement Administration
(DEA) executed a search war-
rant at a home located on N.E.
Third Drive around 8 a.m. on
See Pot Page 2


Submitted photo/OCSO Lt. Billy Markham
Local and federal authorities raided an alleged marijuana grow house in Fort Drum Friday
morning where they reportedly seized plants, cash and a firearm. Standing behind the
alleged pot plants are (left to right) Major Noel Stephen, Sheriff Paul May and Detective Cap-
tain Dale LaFlam from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
North Elementary School second grade students in Mrs. Phillips class (left to right)
Michael Vinson, Stephanie Vega, Adella Nunez, Publix cake decorator Judy Sariego,
Clinesha Williams and Ivy Hinton decorated their Mother's Day Cakes with the help of
the Publix bakery employees and store manager on Friday, May 11. Each second grad-
er got to take a cake home for Mother's Day.


Nortn h-ementary Scnool second graae students (len to rignt) uena mountain, laylor
Amadon and Mercedes Garcia decorated their Mother's Day Cakes with the help of the
Publix bakery employees and store manager.


Grant will
now be sent
to City Council
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The city's Citizen Advisory
Task Force met Thursday, May
10, to complete their role in the
process to amend the budget to
the City's Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG).-
On Feb. 27, 2006, the city
was awarded a CDBG Econom-


ic Development grant that was
to be used to add water and
sewer lines and make roadway
iniprov em- nlRs to the site of the
new Olde Tyme Coinstruction's
manufacturing facility in the
city's commerce center.
They have agreed to create
18 new job opportunities for
local residents of Okeechobee.
In accordance with the
grant, the construction and cre-
ation of jobs must be complet-
ed by Feb. 26,2008.
The original budget for this
See Grant Page 2


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COPs program moves


into new, bigger quarters


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Citizens' Observation
Patrol (COP) has recently
moved into more spacious
quarters at the Okeechobee
County Industrial Park. The
increased space gives more
meeting and storage room for
the organization, which is
headed by Crime prevention
Officer Deputy Corporal Keith
Stripling of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO). L
The COP is a )lunteer
organization sponsored by the
sheriff's office that utilizes
trained volunteers t patrol


selected areas in four-hour
shifts.
According to the COP Train-
ing and Operations Manual,
"The citizens', patrol is a group
of volunteers that patrol desig-
nated areas. The patrol volun-
teers observe and report suspi-
cious activity, people and
objects, check vacation or sea-
sonal unoccupied homes, con-
tact elderly or inform individu-
als or perform other related
functions as may be delegated
by the sheriff."
They have no arrest pow-
ers, but are often aware of
what is going on in the streets
and have provided useful


information to the sheriffs'
office.
The new quarters are in the
county-owned incubator
building, which was designed
for start up industry. The COP
program occupies one of the
three sections in the building.
Each section contains 3,443
square feet of office and ware-
house space, with two over-
head doors.
The COP program now has
a larger area to hold their
meetings. Currently, there are
46 volunteers. During the
month of April, COP volun-
See COPs -Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputy and Crime Preven-
tion Officer Corporal Keith Stripling is hard at work in his new
office space at the industrial park. In addition to the office
space, the new quarters have a large storage and meeting area.


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May 11. The home, he added, is
just south of the Fort Drum
Diner.
Lt. Markham said the warrant
was obtained Thursday, May 10.
The plants, he continued,
were found in a barn located


Grant

Continued From Page 1
project established in the grant
award was: water facilities
$16,950; sewer facilities $132,900;
street improvements $330,672;
grant administration $48,000;
and, engineering $71,478.
The city hired the engineering
firm of LBFH, Inc. to design the
infrastructure. Upon completion


behind the mobile home being
rented by Sainz-Leyna and Ruiz.
Lt. Markham said the owner of
the mobile, home is not under
investigation.
The lieutenant said the plants
were young and had no buds. All
of the plants were between 3-
and 4-feet tall and were in plastic
pots, he added.
"They were good looking
plants just not mature yet," he


of the engineer's study the city
was told that no water lines
would have to be done for this
project.
Telehar Construction was
awarded the project since they
were the low bidder at $416,656.
According to the city's grant
coordinator Nancy Phillips, con-
struction began early in April and
has progressed according to
schedule with only one change
order in the amount of $29,1061.
That order increased the contract


said. "Once plants are to the pro-
ducing size you can harvest
them every 30 days."
Lt. Markham went on to say
he wasn't sure how long it
would be until the plants
reached harvesting size.
Investigators also seized
items connected to the growing
operation. The barn was insulat-
ed, air conditioned and
equipped with special lighting,


amount to $445,717.
Due to that change, the city
had to amend the budget for the
CDBG Economic Development
grant. The Citizens Advisory Task
Force is required to approve the
amendment according to the
CDBG process.
The task force recommended
approval of the following grant
budget to the city council: sewer
improvements $132,900; street
improvements $347,622; grant
administration $48,000; and, engi-


said Lt. Markham.
Investigators also found a .22-
caliber rifle and $4,600 in cash.
Lt. Markham said neither Sainz-
Leyna nor Ruiz are employed.
The investigators were at the
scene for about four hours Fri-
day morning.
Lt. Markham said Sainz-Leyna
and Ruiz were arrested without
incident, and that the investiga-
tion is continuing.


neering $71,478. The water facili-
ties budget will be removed. The
$16,950 that was present for
water facilities was moved to the
budget for street improvements.
The City Council will hold a
public hearing on the proposed
budget amendment on Tuesday,
May 15, at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda Lieutenant Colleen Hollett, Citizens' Observation
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputy and Crime Prevention Offi- Patrol (COP) volunteer, and Okeechobee County
cer Corporal Keith Stripling (left), Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul Sheriff's Office Deputy Corporal Keith Stripling
May (center) and Lieutenant Colleen Hollett (right), a volunteer with the stand in front of child safety seats stored in the new
Citizens' Observation Patrol (COP), are in front otthe new quarters for COP facility in the incubator building at the indus-
the crime prevention unit and COPs in the incubator building at the trial park. The new facility contains office and stor-
county industrial park. age spaces.


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teers patrolled a total of 6,040
miles, made 449 house and busi-
ness checks and 99 infirm checks
for a total of 1,086 volunteer
hours.
Cpl. Stripling has many duties
that require certain equipment.
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when he is planning an event. He
thinks it is definitely an asset to
have everything in one place
rather than having everything scat-
tered in several different storage
areas around the county.
Cpl. Stripling oversees a pro-
gram funded through a grant from
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT) for distribution of
child car seats. The new facility
provides storage space for 130 car
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seats for training and education.
The crime prevention unit has
also received a donation of 500
bicycle helmets for distribution
from the Epilepsy Foundation of
Florida. These items will be stored
in the new facility, as well as an
additional 100 bicycle helmets
and 50 bicycles supplied from a
DOT grant.
The unit is also responsible for
a gun lock safety program and will
be storing 1,000 gun locks for dis-
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provide storage for bicycle rodeo
equipment, mannequins for CPR
training and education pamphlets,
as well as crime prevention sup-
plies and COP supplies and uni-
forms.
The facility also provides stor-
age space for OCSO honor guard
equipment.
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Community Events


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, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle 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 Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.


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) 763-273-1, or
Pat at (863) 763-6464.
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Church youth iip slated for Jine 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 18. The camp will
run June 4-7. The fee is $80 per camper and includes all expenses
including three meals a day. For information, contact.Rachel Velie at
(863) 357-3053.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be from
the northwest around 5 mph, shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s. The wind
will be from the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the northwest
after midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers in the morning then a
slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The high
will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the northwest
around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms and not as warm. The high will be in the lower 80s.
The chance of rain 30 is percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.


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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 DickAhrens 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

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the
coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.


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OkeecnoDee News Lorna Jablonski
Four lucky students at New Endeavor High School won prizes in the Positive Behavioral Sup-
port program last Friday at the school. Those who won items in the drawing were Tavares
Whitehead, Jessica Bremer, Samantha Jewell and Andrew Beamon.


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Gary Kirsch, principal of New Endeavor High School (left), joined other members of the Pos-
itive Behavioral Support program to look over the prizes that had been selected for students
with Jaguar paws. The other members were secondi from left to right) Sean Downing-dean;
Brad Mims-Alpha fifth grade teacher; Michael Joseph-guidance counselor and RB.S. coach;
and, Kathleen Blair-ESE director and PBS district coordinator.

New Endeavor students earn rewards


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
]Students at New Endeavor
High School had something to cel-
ebrate Friday afternoon. Those
earning positive Jaguar paws had
the opportunity to turn the paws in
for a chance to win items ranging
from soccer and footballs to
school supplies, a camera and
even a stereo that were provided to
the school by the Positive Behav-
ioral Support program, headed by
Kathleen Blair, ESE director and


RB.S. district coordinator.
The school began a pilot
school-wide positive reward sys-
tem on Monday, April 2. Students
were given
Jaguar paws as
rewards for N EHS
demonstrating
behavioral expectations of the
week, and for proper attendance
and punctuality.
The students were then given
the opportunity put their paws in
boxes marked with the various
items they could win.


Last Friday a drawing was held
and the name pulled from each
box won that item. Those lucky
students were Tavares Whitehead-
winner of three sports balls; Jessi-
ca Bremer-winner of the digital
camera; Samantha Jewell-winner
of the school supplies and board
games; and, Andrew Beamon-
winner of the stereo.
With the school rapidly coming
to a close, the students were told
that they all still had the opportuni-
ty for one more drawing before the
end of school.


Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week! Mr. Burk's new motorcycle is the back-
drop for this week's picture. Students (left to right) are: Curtis Evans, Cynthia Villegas,
Danielle Crane; (back row in no particular order) are Lauren Halliday, Jose Garcia, Michael
Cornell, Colby Frank, and Ciara Parrish.


OMS gears


up for


May events
Congratulations to OMS's Lexi
Peaden, Florida's Reserve Cham-
pion for Girls Breakaway Roping.
Lexi will be representing Florida
in the National competition in
July in Gallup, New Mexico. Last
year, Lexi finished eighth, and we
look forward to her great show-
ing again this year!
Volleyball and Soccer
physical forms
New physical forms are now
available for next year. Students
wishing to compete in volleyball
or soccer must have their physi-
cal completed and turned in by
the first day of school next year.
Tryouts for soccer and volleyball
will begin during the first week of
school. The forms will be avail-
able in the front office and from
P.E. teachers.
Upcoming Events
May 15, Tuesday, OMS
Awards Night at 7 p.m.; May 18
Eighth grade barbecue; Year-
book social, from 3:45 until 5:30.


EVERYTHING has been redone inside. Yard is
fenced on Ihree sides. There is a looringalowance of
$2500forbuyertopick olorsand capetoraie. Seller
is offering financing at 20% down, 8%/0oerest with a
baloon at 3 years (prepayment penally). Hore can
be bought on two s for $165,000 or on singe for
$135,000. Ower is a ricensed Realor & Offering
3.5% commission to setig agent MLS#93248


3 Bedroom/1 Bath CBS home in town.
The garage has been converted into a
room, but the garage door remains, mak-
ing it very easy to convert back to a
garage if you so choose. Back yard is
chain-link fenced. Great starter home.
$149,900. Please call Maureen to sched-
ule a showing 863-634-4724.


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Bronson takes action to

assist in animal evacuation


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
has taken steps to make it easier for
horse and livestock owners to
move their animals in the event of
an evacuation due to wildfires.
Bronson has temporarily sus-
pended intrastate movement
requirements only for those ani-
mals being evacuated from affect-
ed areas. He has also lifted inter-
state requirements for animals
being evacuated from the fire
affected areas in Georgia and mov-
ing into Florida. At the same time,
Alabama and Georgia officials have
waived their interstate movement
requirements for Florida livestock
being evacuated into those states.
"We need to help people get
out of harm's way as quickly as
possible because these wildfires
can spread quickly and we have
new fires breaking out in many
areas of the state each day," Bron-


Obituaries

Joyce J. Vidal
Joyce J. Vidal, 76 of Okee-
chobee, died Thursday,' May 10,
2007 in Martin Memorial. Born
March 18, 1930, in Wisconsin
Rapids, Wis., she had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee for the past
27 years and enjoyed painting,
shopping, playing cards, garden-
ing, reading, and was a member
of the Treasure Island Baptist
Church.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Vidal;
daughter, Linda Coppersmith;
and, her parents.
Mrs. Vidal is survived by sons,
Robert D. (Diane) Vidal, Jr. of
Hannibal, Mo., Mark (Diane)
Vidal of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.,
and Scott (Merlene) Vidal of
Okeechobee; and, daughter,
Vicki (Ray) Coates of Nekossa,
Wis. In addition she is survived
by 14 grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
There are no plans for a serv-
ice.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.




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son said. "This temporary suspen-
sion of these requirements is criti-
cal for people who need to move
out of an area quickly and want to
protect their animals."
Anyone transporting livestock
during this emergency situation
must continue to stop at the Florida
agricultural interdiction stations. If
the proper paperwork does not
accompany the shipment, the
transporter will be issued an ALE-5,
Livestock Truck Passing Report.
This movement report must
accompany the livestock during
transport within Florida, Georgia
and Alabama until the owners
return home when it is deemed
safe to do so.
For a listing of facilities accept-
ing livestock in the southeast, log
on to the Division of Animal Indus-
try's Emergency Evacuation Web
site at:
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/aVadc
/adc_emerg_managlinks.shtml.


AThought To
Remember

America has come a long way.
What the future holds in store for
the great country of ours is dim
and cannot be foreseen.
Why success? Why have we
g r o w n
advanced
and pros-
pered these
past 270
years?
In 1627, the
Pilgrims,
B before board-
By Paul ing the
Buxton Mayflower,
drew up a
compact. It was begun with the
words: "In the name of God,
Amen."
Is this the key to our coun-
try's success?
I wonder how many busi-
nessmen are making deals today,
how many treaties are- being
drawn and written...and how
many undertakings are begun
without any thought to God.
"In the name of God, Amen."
If this was essential to our
Pilgrim Fathers, isn't it still
essential to America?
Thought to Remember:
Nothing lasting is accomplished
without God.



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WATERING: I saw in the paper that on the coast they are really get-
ting strict about the water restrictions and charging fines with $25 for
the first offense and then going up with an increase each time. A third
time offender is fined $500. Now that would get your attention! We
had some rain Sunday, but it is going to take a lot of days of rain to
make a dent in the water shortage. I never water my lawn and I still
have green grass and my plants and trees are all OK. If grass or plants
can't survive on what Mother Nature provides, they just don't grow in
my yard. If you plant native grass and just leave it alone, it will grow
really long roots to find water. If you water the grass, the roots stay
short. By watering the lawn, you make it easier to kill.

WILDFIRES: I read that Commissioner Bronson has asked for a
statewide burn ban due to the danger of brush fires from the drought.
And I saw on the news where several people have been fined for drop-
ping a lit cigarette on the ground. The drought has left Florida in a very
dangerous situation, with everything so dry and the season for light-
ning storms at hand.

THANKS: Thank you to the lady who stopped to see if I was OK
after being involved in a traffic accident Tuesday around 5:10 p.m. at
the intersection of N.W. Fifth Ave and S.R. 70.

HERITAGE: In response to "Proud," it is so refreshing to see that
there are people that don't have to be offended by their heritage.

AGGRAVATION: After getting a real nice bird feeder and filling it full
of free bird food, squirrels and birds came from everywhere. They built
nests in my boathouse. They messed up my boat, my furniture, my
dock and everything. A squirrel jumped on my head. When I tried to
clean it up, one of the birds buzzed me. It is so easy to get rid of the
aggravation. I quit the free bird feed, closed up the visiting area and it's
over. I'd like to pass that on to our public officials. How easy it is to get
rid of unwanted aggravation.

BAD LUCK: Since Mr. Bush has been in office he has brought us
more bad luck than I don't know what. I think he needs to wear a lot of
rabbit feet around his neck. Look at the bad luck we have had since he
has been in office.

SAVE WATER: I think the water is so low in the lake that everybody
should stop watering their lawns. Mine hasn't been watered in a
month and a half. It's the only way we can save the water.

FIRE RISK: This is concerning people smoking. We are in a drought
and we have a high fire risk. I just followed a lady who threw her lit cig-
arette out the window. Think people put them out inside your car.
Don't throw them out where they could start a fire.

COOPERATION: This is about the drought we have going on here
in Florida. I think it's about time people got their priorities in order. So
what if your lawn is going to dry up and turns brown. It is going to
come back when it rains again. What is more important, your lawn or
water for personal use? Let's all cooperate. Wait until the rain comes
and the grass will come back.

LOVE BUGS: Love bugs everywhere. Can anybody put out any
information about where they came from, why they are here and if
there is something we can do to get rid of them. They are horrible.
They stink. They won't.leave you alone. I can't get into my house with-
out them following me in the door. Isn't there a spray or something we
can put out?

BUILDING PERMITS: In response to "Who is Bennett?" When
replacing a pre-existing carport, you have to prove it was pre-existing
by presenting a pre-existing architectural drawing on file or producing
a prior permit. If it was attached to the home when it was structured,
present those three copies. One copy has to be filed with zoning, one
copy for the taxpayer and one for the contractor in charge. However, if
you can't produce any documentation go to the surveyor's drawings
included in your closing when you purchased the small home. A copy
should be in there showing that it was pre-existing. However, if you
can't prove it was pre-existing your fee is paid to the county because
the county employee has to spend time researching for that pre-exist-
ing carport and the paperwork so your failure to prove is an issue to
taxpayers in general. There are no free rides. There is a simple resolu-
tion for you sir. Have the previous owner and building contractor who
originally built that thing according to county code with a permit give
you the paperwork. Then stop down to see Helen Hunt and I will guar-
antee your permit will be issued with no problem. I am not an employ-
ee of Okeechobee County. Prove that it was pre-existing sir. I doubt
that it was documented.

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Thanks to
Sen. Alexander
The manufactured housing
industry has come a long way in
improving and strengthening its
homes, but funding championed
by Senator J.D. Alexander this
past session will help even more
manufactured housing residents
feel secure in their homes and
prepared for the hurricane sea-
son.
By fighting for increased fund-
ing for the Manufactured Housing
and Mobile Home Mitigation and


Enhancement Program, doubling
its funding from $7.5 million in
2006 to $15 million in 2007, Sen.
Alexander has helped thousands
of manufactured housing resi-
dents.
This appropriation is vital to
mobile home owners and our
continued progress to harden and
strengthen all mobile homes so
that residents have a home to
return to after a storm.
Thankyou, Sen. Alexander.
Nelson Steiner
Florida Manufactured
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Upcoming Events

Saturday
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 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, con-
tact 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 business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

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 Ladles Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P. 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 organization 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 meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership 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
Buckhead 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.
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 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (international Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone Interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. In Okeechobee.
Everyone Is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
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 to 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 Fellow-
ship 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) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.


Community Events

Church hosting Mother's Day tea
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will hold a
Mother's Day tea party on Saturday, May 12, from 3 until 5 p.m.
The event is free to all ladies in honor of Mother's Day. Reserva-
tions are not required. For information, call Stacy Pasquarella at
(863) 763-5675.

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 ohs 1988reunion@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 I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Vietnamese artist Huong and Art War and Peace Museum
curator Sandi Wicina. The topic of the show will be The Voice of
the 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 l-
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 April30.

O.C.RIA. 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.
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 Humani-
ty. This includes both eat-in and take-out meals. The only require-
ment 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 information, call (863)
763-4021 during business hours.


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

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.


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OPINION








RELIGION


Reflections from the Pulpit



Meet JOCHEBED, The mother of Moses


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Moses' mother often slips our
notice when we consider the life
of the great patriarch. Certainly,
her name, Jochebed, is not as
recognizable as, say, Sarah's or
Rachel's. Yet, more than any
other person, she set the founda-
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Pharaoh commanded, "Every
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into the Nile." (Exodus 1:22).
Jochebed and Amram already
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Miriam. One day Jochebed tells
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(Exodus 2:2).
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Jochebed hides her son for as
long as she can. Eventually she
has to devise another plan. She
makes a basket and hides him in
the reeds along the Nile while
Miriam keeps watch. Pharaoh's
daughter discovers the baby and
Miriam suggests his own mother
to nurse him until he is old
enough to live in the palace as
Pharaoh's daughter's son.
Jochebed's ingenious plan
worked wonderfully. God hon-
ored Jochebed's faith by allowing
her to nurture Moses during his
formative years-and Pharaoh's
daughter even paid her to do it!
How long was Moses in his
mother's care? Maybe five years
at the most. During that sweet
period, Jochebed must have
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nursed, she sang him God's love
songs; while she prayed, he
learned his first words. She gave
him her energy, her effort, and
her counsel.
Our picture of Jochebed ten-
derly nursing Baby Moses por-
trays several truths about fami-
lies. (1) It's possible to
underestimate the importance of
parenting. Jochebed's brief pres-
ence influenced Moses' entire
life. Certainly, her sacrifices were
painful, but her faith and courage
replicated themselves in his life-
ultimately resulting in freedom
for their people. Her message to
us today is:
Don't give up when the stress-
es of parenting seem overwhelm-
ing; it's worth it in the end.
(2) Regardless of the odds, a
faithful model is valuable. When
the evil of the world seems
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tempted to think, Why bother-
what difference does my life
make? At times like these,
remember Jochebed; she simply
believed in the Lord arid in her
child, little realizing that her faith
would be speaking to us today.
(3) Because of life's pressures,
an available mother is essential.
Without being open and avail-
able to God, Jochebed would not
have had the strength to with-
stand Pharaohs pressures. But
because she held fast to her faith,
she was able to preserve her
baby's life and nurture him in his
formative years. We, too, can
only give something to our chil-
dren after we have received
something from the Lord.
In the few years God has given
you to nurture your children,
what will you give them? If you
give them yourself and your faith
In God, you'll be giving the great-
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Hershey Track: Girls 4x100 Relay Heat
Girls from all elementary schools competed in the Hershey Track meet on Friday, May 11, of which first and second place
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Elementary school children
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dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
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For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join the
fun.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
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Bass club
meeting slated
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VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
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New member boaters and
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Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
It is a four-man team scramble
with proceeds aiding youth to go
to summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green
fee, cart and barbecue lunch.
There will be prizesand a wards.
The meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.
32nd St.
Registration Will be at 7 a.m.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-
able at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863) 763-
1699.


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Lori Mlxon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeril Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
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104 N. W 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
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SWhat do I need

to do before making a

purchase offer?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford, says
syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to three
times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six factors:






Lenders also analyze your income in relation to yourprojected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
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Work now and prepare trees for hurricane season


With another hurricane season
officially starting June 1, Florida
Power & Light Company gives res-
idents hurricane preparation
advice and information to save
their trees from potential damage
while reducing the risk of tree-
related outages.
FPL encourages customers to
survey and prepare yards now,
before the beginning of hurricane
season. "Previous storm seasons
have taught us that strong winds
during storms can often cause
trees and their limbs to fall upon
power lines, causing power dis-
ruptions and safety hazards," said
Steve Anderson, vegetation man-
agement specialist for FPL.
Anderson recommends the fol-
lowing tips to prepare Florida resi-
dents and their trees for the
upcoming storm season while
minimizing the likelihood that
trees will interfere with power
lines and disrupt electrical service:
Look for dead or weakened
branches that could snap during a
storm and begin pruning to help
trees better withstand high winds.
If you do see a tree tangled in
or too close to a power line, don't
try and trim it yourself. Only spe-
cially trained line clearing profes-
sionals should work around
power lines.
If a tree or branch has dam-


aged a pole or line, creating sparks
or a power outage, call 1-800-4-
OUTAGE to report the problem.
The best way to keep trees
from interfering with power lines
is prevention: choose the right tree
and plant it in the right place to
begin with. Consider the mature
height of a tree when planting
near overhead electric lines.
Trees planted in the right place
are also given the room they need
to achieve proper form and height
without posing a safety hazard.
FPL offers specific tips on the
selection and proper placement of
trees through its Right Tree Right
Place program. Visit
www.FPL.com/trees for a list of
recommended trees and suggest-
ed setbacks from overhead utili-
ties, as well as those to avoid
planting near power lines. Cus-
tomers may also request FPL's
Right Tree Right Place guide by
calling FPL's customer care center
number listed on their energy bill.
To improve and protect sys-
tem-wide reliability, FPL has also
employed its own aggressive veg-
etation trimming cycle along with
other measures as part of its
"Storm Secure" plan; a compre-
hensive program to strengthen the
electrical grid and make it more
resistant against future hurricanes.
Approximately 11,000 miles of


power lines were cleared in 2006,
including 4,200 miles of mid-cycle
"hot spots" where fast-growing
trees threatened to intrude on
wiring. This year, FPL continues its
3-year on average trimming cycle
of main lines and has launched a
program to trim neighborhood
lines on a 6-year average cycle. In
addition to vegetation manage-
ment, 2007 Storm Secure efforts
and other reliability plans
include:
System "hardening" -
strengthens infrastructure serving
critical community facilities to
withstand severe wind condi-
tions, minimizing potential inter-
ruptions to essential services such
as hospitals and surrounding
businesses such as grocery
stores, pharmacies, and gas sta-
tions.
Pole Inspections the com-
pany will inspect an average of
more than 500 poles per work
day, completing 127,000 pole
inspections during the first full
year of pole inspection, reinforce-
ment and replacement under the
new eight year pole inspection
program.
Thermovision Using
state-of-the-art, infrared technolo-
gy, thermovision allows FPL to
detect and replace potentially
faulty equipment before it causes


a power interruption.
Research & Development -
FPL is engaged in collaborative
research with other utilities to
study the effects of hurricane
winds and storm surge on their
systems.
"While no system can be 100
percent hurricane proof, FPU's
Storm Secure Plan will improve
the resiliency our system and
enhanced year-round reliability."
said Manny Miranda, FPL vice
president for distribution system
performance. "At FPL, we are
working everyday to make our
electrical grid stronger which will
make a meaningful impact in the
delivery of safe and reliable elec-
tric service."
Florida Power & Light Compa-
ny is the principal subsidiary of
FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL),
nationally known as a high quali-
ty, efficient and customer-driven
organization focused on energy-
related products and services.
With annual revenues of nearly
$16 billion and a growing pres-
ence in 26 states, FPL Group is
widely recognized as one of the
country's premier power compa-
nies. Florida Power & Light Com-
pany serves 4.4 million customer
accounts in Florida. FPL Energy,
LLC, FPL Group's competitive
energy subsidiary, is a leader in


FPL approved contractor Aspli
main power line.
producing electricity from clean
and renewable fuels. Additional
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Internet at www.FPL.com,
www.FPLGroup.com and
www.FPLEnergy.com.


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Discussing lessons learned
Gene O'Neill, director of the Okeechobee County Emergency Operations Center and
Sharon Vincent of Shared Services Network talk about the information being presented at
a hurricane preparedness exercise conducted, Thursday May 10 at the local Red Cross
office.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill1.
Movie times for Friday, May 11,
through Thursday, May 17, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 -"Spiderman 3" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Lucky You" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
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DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
Way & 80E 863-673-4220.


MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
Shop & NY Style Clothing.
(863)697-6057
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last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
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DOGS, different breeds, up for
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KITTENS- 3, Black, 8 weeks
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PUPPIES, 7 weeks old, Golden
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$1,500 $2,500 monthly
depending on hours. Lovely 3
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DFWR (863)763-2279
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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


VIDEOGRAPHER/RECEPTIONIST
BRIGHTON RESERVATION

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

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 &/or 4
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

JANITOR POSITIONS
Do you enjoy commercial cleaning in an outdoors
setting? Do you get satisfaction from attention to
detail and ajob well done? Gulfstream Goodwill
Industries has a full & part-time janitor positions,
$9.04/hr, with excellent benefits, holidays & paid
vacation. Persons with disabilities welcome! Please
call Chris a@ (863) 443-1206. Down load application
packet @ www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org Fax
completed packets to 561-8481475
ATTN: HR Dept. EOE M/F/DN


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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


HOUSEKEEPING:

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


Gilbert
<7Snapper
& GOLF CARS
has a new position
available for a
Service Technician.
Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
EOE

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale hi the classi-
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898



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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services4-135



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small.Free
estimates. 863-261-1565
NewLic.#.2.423,A i
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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 Fabrics 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


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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.
H romeD onewPl
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters $ )
Licensed & Insured

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







Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.
(863)528-3235


CHINA (39 pcs): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups, saucers, plates,
etc. $300. 863-946-1896


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-
tors! $350.863-467-1958


DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD,
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
old. $500 (239)634-2478
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XR 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


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
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100. 863-6,75-3944 Labelle


J&l BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms l
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631) 634-2044


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Okeechobee News. Saturday, May 12, 2007


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
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
reen, 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 top w/widd"
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
for 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


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


CINGULAR 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.


ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
case. Made in Italy by
Gretsch. $125.
(863)467-1530
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 a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
(863)357-1733
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter5 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.
Don't Miss

This One
CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 Fe-
males, 8 wks., shots, vet
certificate. $400. each. Cash
only. (863)357-0037
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100. 863-763-7598
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 lbs.,
Momma weighs 5 lbs. $900.
(863)467-4337
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certify.
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 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 Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
(863)261-4026/357-1733
TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924


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




rm fFe ro 810
Frmn Mscellamneu 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 85




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,
1812 HR 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400. 863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer. 863-261-1750


RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HP, 30" cut, electric start.
Asking $400.863-467-2446
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
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


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: lbr, furnished,
screened porch, utils incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex
1BR/1BA $775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861
OKEE.- 2br/2ba Oak Lake Villa
#47. W/D $900/mo. 1st,
last & sec req. Call 561-
762-7660 or 561-743-0192
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. &
refs. 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 /2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1500. + 1st,
ast, sec./refs. 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo, + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
Sarage. 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



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurryl Only a Few Lefti
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE
In Okeechobee Courthouse
area, Approx 900 sqft.
Call (863)357-8303

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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



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Ibwnhouses 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 Inspectiont 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


BUY NOWI 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'tlast!
Call nowl
(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 ml
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
(863)634-6113
OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on 1/2
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/
acre. Build Your Own Home,
$85,000. (863)801-9163


Mobile Homes


lidlantown1 lbr/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/mo. incl. elec
Single Occupancy Only
1st, last & sec. All Inc. City
Water. 561-346-4646



MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (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.
Refs 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/1.5BA,
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

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marin Ascessoris 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVe 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, mercy, 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 OMC 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 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
best offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620


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



TROLLING MOTOR- 67 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-
san/Tohatsu, 3.5 or 5.0hp?,
runs. $100 (863)697-2033


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
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 GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075


Automobiles
I. ...


CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. ml., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
fer. (863)673-3750
CHEVY LUMINA '97- 1 owner
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition, $3200
(863)467-1825
CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
(863)467-1825
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500. 863-302-4001
DODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
best offer. (863)885-1708
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
cyl, 80K original miles.
$1000. (305)731-7111


FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
(863)467-7721
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
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
SHOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS (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 mIs.
$1000. (863)763-7009
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme ANT. 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)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88-97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444



parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
(863)983-2255 $7
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
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 ml, 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
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076


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
ate, Diamond plate tool box.
700.(863)357-57-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Chaflie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500. 863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
$1800(863)467-8318
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