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Vol. 98 No. 134 Monday, May 14, 2007 504 Plus tax


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NOWv WilliamSOR Center: Grroundtbreaking is May 17


Submitted by IRCC
The Indian River Community College Dixon Hendry Campus will hold their ground-
breaking ceremony for the Williamson Conference Educational Center on Thursday,
May 17, at 4 p.m. This conceptual design is what the center will look like upon comple-
tion in the fall of 2008.


Serce planned
for fallen officers
Amrremorial service for fall-
en law enforcement officers
will be held on the steps of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Ofice 504 N.W Fourth St., on
The service is open to the
public.
There were 145 officers
killed da~cross the state of Flori-

DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Fri-
day, May 18, at the Okee-
chobeee4 CutR 7A r-Crivic
10 a.m. until noon.
There will also be a K-9
demonstration, as well as
other fun events for the chil-

dSFI Dweb site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shoo aew teuatis r en Suth
been placed throughout the

..oc edhde nhei ttr hrm
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
t indrthe water restrictions for
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) 250-4200.
Lcks 10c SC SIng
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Bke w RdtCI wl be closed
The locks will remain closed
until the water levels come
bac u

Drought Index
Current: 588
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban
Cuntywid

Lake levels


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Lakre level
Last Year:
12.98 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

Index

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Community Events .. .4
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local campus
ng classroom sponsored by the Altobello family
lab and com- that will be used for receptions,
breaks and networking sessions.
are-foot facility 'The Weiss Nursing wing is
multi-purpose sponsored by the Alex and Rox-
ort economic, annaBoothFoundation.
Iral and busi- Within the Weiss Nursing
nt in Okee- wing will be a specially designed
health science classroom, spon-
feature a 175- scored by Frank and Brigitte Irby,
se Raulerson which will enable the college to
m that will be serve additional students prepar-
rith the latest ing for careers in nursing and
Inology. Each other health care professions.
is named after Students will prepare for clini-
fundraising for cal internships at Raulerson Hos-
pital in the new nursing lab,
cost a total of which will replicate a multi-bed
1$2.6 million hospital nursing station.
vate contribu- The biology lab, sponsored by
foundation and i ilasn i er s h
mil hoenl fr m fis ul-qiped scenic
program.at the Dixon Hendry Campus. It
nal Bank spon- eniomn taov atdb et pusnu
planning room
hig-teh st-ing the Associate in Arts degree
.for university transfer, as well as
meetings with health science students.
teractive white
rage creativity dexnt rnvHoeu atcarnu stu
probem slv-science lab classes at the Okee-
Smulti-media coe ihSho cec
cketed by two coe ihSho cec
for smaller building or on the other campus-
that are spon-esotftwn
lna in honor of The new computer lab, spon-
breth, and, by sored by ICS Computers, will
Kirton. serve technology training needs
re auditorium of area businesses and will be the
ional culinary site for IRCC's Office Systems
at will serve as Technology program where stu-
iching lab for dents proceed at their own pace
sponsoredd by with flexible scheduling while
yfrett with Pete developing professional expertise
ons. in the latest office software.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) will be holding its
groundbreaking ceremony for
the new Williamson Conference
and Educational Center on Thuts-
day, May 17, at 4 p.m. at the local
Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave.
Okeechobee residents inter-
ested in educational and business
development of the community
are invited. The new technologi-
cally sophisticated facility will be
used for conferences, college
courses, seminars, strategic plan-
ning sessions, community activi-
ties and many other events.
"The Williamson Conference
and Edudjti nal Centtrwl eD n

Hendry Campus and the Okee-
chobee community," said Sam
Smith, provost at the Dixon
Hendry Campus. "We all look
forward to the exciting opportu-
nities that will be opened up to
our students, local businesses
and community members with
the addition of this center.
The Williamson Conference
and Educational Center is named
after longtime Okeechobee resi-
dents Frank "Sonny" and Betty C.
Williamson who donated the
lead gift to the IRCC Foundation
fundraising campaign for the cen-
ter which will open in the fall of
2008.
Mr. Williamson has also
served on the IRCC Foundation
board of directors for many years.
The center will house a multi-
purpose auditorium, professional
catering kitchen, strategic plan-


le auditorium
veranda that is


ning room, nursi
and labs, biology
puter lab.
The 15,000-squ;
will serve as a I
resource to supper
community, cultu
ness developme
chobee.
The center will
seat multi-purpol
Hospital Auditoriu
fully equipped w
presentation tech
area in the center
key supporters in 1
the center.
The center will
$5.2 million, with
coming from pri\
tions to the IRCC Fe
tre tcther $2s6
Facilities Matching i
Riverside NatioI
scored the strategic I
that will provide a
ting for business I
smart boards, or in
boards, to encoul
and collaborative
ing. This unique
room will be brace
breakout rooms
break-out sessions
scored by Christa Lu
Gil and Marie Cull
Dudley and Cheryl
Adjacent to th
will be a profess
catering kitchen th;
a commercial tea
students. It is s
Chuck and Linda S
and Susanne Clem
Opening off th
will be a covered \


See IRCC Page 2


MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee
The Senior Services Center
at S.W. 11th Avenue and Park
Street is a cheerful. bustling


are local folks who just like
their music and have been get-
ting together here and there
with others who play and take
pleasure in making music.
"Some of us have been
playing together a long time,"
said Harley Arnold. "People
come to play when they can."
Maybelle Singletary and Jim
and Ann Tarner took a quick
break from singing to chat,
then immediately turned back
and continued, "When the
Saints Come Marching In,"
sung and played with gusto,
particularly by Mis. Maybelle --
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bor be whel mi ing room, over 60
people eat a hot lunch five
lmdays a week. And many stay for
card games, or Yahtzee, or
voices. sewing or knitting there are
just so many different things to
enjoy with friends.
And every Wednesday after
lunch there is a special treat.
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A group of musicians come
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Wednesday's gospel/bluegrass sing-along at Okeechobee Senior Services, thanks to vol-
unteer musicians from the community, topped off lunch with more than an hour of musical
fun. On Wednesday, May 9, this group gathered for gospel, bluegrass and country sings.
Participating in the sing along are: (left to right) Coleen Osborne, guitar, Maybelle Singletary,
Bill Rapp, guitar, "Possum" Jack (on banjo) and Loretta Sutherland, Sherri Ritter, a case
manager, Jim and AnnrTarner, Harley Arnold, Guitar and Roxy Rapp.


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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 onl
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, commission-
er of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call Joe
Arnold at (863) 61 0-1 639 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.
T. rei:e, t=:ac osa .Kerwin by phone at (863) 462-0025; or, by

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

Sununer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July 27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge
and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24 hours
in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s with north-
east wind at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the
evening with the low in the upper 60s. The wind will be east at 10 to
15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers. The high will be in
the mid 80s with east wind at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 40
percent.


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Frances Syfrett sponsored a
mu~lti-purpose classroom where
additional general classes will be
able to be offered at the Dixon
Hendry campus due to the addi-
tional classroom space.
The faculty workroom is spon-
sored by _Regina Hamrick; the
lobby by Dean, Mead, Minton and
Zwemer; and the reception area by
Seacoast Bank. The following tech-
nology sponsors will appear on the
platinum wall of honor: Henry C.
Kelly Estate; Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da, Inc.; and, Royal Concrete Con-
Cepts.
This center is designed as a busi-
ness and community resource that
will be available for lease. The serv-
ices provided at the center are
expected to help attract new busi.
nesses to the county and additional
'jobs.
Opportunities for contributions
are still available. The major nam-
ing opportunities have been estab-
lished, ye~t new contributors will be
recognized with a permanent dis-
play in the center.
For information call the Dixon
Hendry campus at (863) 824-6000;
the main campus at (866) 86;6-
4722; or, the IRCC Foundation at
(772) 462-4786.


INI/MlaryAnn Morris
The Senior Service Wednesday lunch crowd joined in from all over the room for such
favorites as gospel songs "We'll Meet You Over Yonder" and less well-known, but nonethe-
fess enjoyed tunes I~ke "Ninety-nine and a half Won't Die I Gotta Make A Hundred" pre-
srented by Maybell Singletary. Here, Wednesday, May 9, Ms. Singletary sings with Coleen
Osborne, guitar, on one side and Bill Rapp, also guitar, and Jack Sutherland, banjo, on the
other.


Bill Rapp, on guitar and "Pos-
sum" Jack Sutherland on banjo
are joined by their wives, Roxy
and Loretta, plus Harley Arnold,
who is sometimes joined by
Kenneth and Coleen Osborne,


also on guitar.
It's not only gospel songs
though, this group also has a
rich store of such bluegrass
tunes as "Grandma Ain't Dead in
Her Featherbed."


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Bougainvillea was noticed in Rio
de Janeiro in 1760 by a Euro-
pean botanist traveling with the
admiral. This plant was the
botanical highlight of the voy-
age. The explorers brought back
no other plants to Europe on
that trip.
Cultivated Bougainvillea first
appeared in Paris in 1830-
Another ten years passed before
they were flowering in England
and, possibly at about the same
time, they began spreading to
the Eastern tropics. Since that
time nearly 200 years ago
Bougainvillea just gets better.
If you didn't grow up around
them, you may also remember
your first. I remember the first
time I first saw one in Arizona -
they cascaded down the moun-
tains like a fuchsia blanket
There are two species com-
monly used in Florida.
Bougainvillea spectabilis is a
large sprawling shrub or vine
which can grow as high or wide
as 20 feet. Bougainvillea glabra
has slightly smaller leaves and
reaches a maximum height of
ten feet with equal spread.
Bougainvillea is a perfect
plant but you should be aware
uhti a saps dpns, and
traffic, unless a burglar bush is
desired. It is sensitive to freezing
temperatures (just trim off the
injured part later in the spring),
and needs occasional pruning-
which it tolerates very well.


Here is the best part. If you
love Bougainvillea you can have
lots. They grow readily from cut-
tings four to six inches long and
will develop root systems in 4-6
weeks. Just keep the cuttings
warm and the tops moist--bot-
tom heat and misting are one
great way to do this.
But with Florida tempera-
tures and a plastic bag over the
pot, home gardeners will also
be able to create new plants.
Ask your friends for cuttings of
their plants and be sure to give
them one of yours.
Remember Florida Friend-
ly Gardening Emphasizes ten
principles: Right plant, right
place is one of them. Water effi-
clently is number two. Drought-
tolerant plants like Bougainvil-
lea help us water efficiently!
Our University of Florida fact
sheet calls this plant "under-
used". We can fix that!
I've placed pictures and more
information on our Okeechobee
web page,
http://okeechobee. ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on Bougainvillea, please
email us at
okeecho e ifa.6uf.edu or c

dents can stop by our office at
458 U.S. 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


By Angela Sachson
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
The first principle of Florida
friendly gardening is right plant,
right place. This means that
plants should be grouped
according to their needs for
light, water and food. The plant
described in today's column is
right for many places.
One of the most popular
tropical plants is the Bougainvil-
lea. It looks great and has a
pleasant personality! Beautiful
long-lasting flower bracts
appear all winter--looking like
,tissue paper fantasies! In spring
and summer, there are fewer
.bracts but it continues to bloom.
The colorful bracts surround
Ithe small flowers. They may be
purple or pink but can be white,
red, yellow or orange. Two culti-
vars of this plant have both pink
and white flower bracts look
for them by names, Surprise and
Vickie. Foliage may be green or
green and white. Bougainvillea's
pretty arching habit with
blooms at the end of the stem
can be both traditional looking
and architectural.
That's the beauty part, and

Buegai villeahi frsx aity. o
can keep it short or train it to be
tall. You can use it as a ground
:cover, a standard, a small tree,
espaliered, a hanging basket, or
cascading down a wall. It is
hardy to zone 9B but can easily


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They say there is a sun dial mn
Covington, England which bears
this inscription: "I mark time, dost
thou?" It is a constant reminder to
the people that time is important,
and is passing
away.
We often
hear the
expression:
"There just
aren't enough
hours in the
day." This
sy rani :."1: n ths
BwctOn happiest of
are uig time and ol fid' t
vi er I believe it was Einstein who
viderssaid: "Time is relative." Relative
to how it is being used. Fast and
rapid on some occasions, while
slow and dragging in other situa-
tions. Young lovers witness the
~fleeting moments of time. A pris-
Oner awaiting release spends
-hours that seem eternal.
The person who lives the long,
a . rich life says in his 80's, "Life has
been so short." It was full, rich and
enjoyable. All people can be that
way simply by marking time like
the un dial. Use the moments to




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James "Jim" Thomas Landys,
'73, of Granite City, Ill., died Friday,
May 11i, 2007, at John Cochran Vet-
erans Hospital in St. Louis Mo. He
'was born May 19, 1933, in Slayden,
Tenn., a son of the late Thomas
.Elliott and Berniece (Lilly Landys.
He married Marilyn Jean (Hage-
wood) Landys on Dec. 26, 1953, in
Charlotte, Tenn., and she survives.
He retired in 1986 from National
'Steel after 29 years of dedicated
hsrvc ta a locomotieo eto .
fGranite City Steel in Illinois, he
:en] yed the tire pen with his
He was a member of the Pon-
toon Beach Masonic Lodge and
Enjoyed being a Shriner and mem-
b f the Scttse Rte H eno e
Sto Okeechobee
He will be remembered for the
love of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by:
Stepmother, Vivian (VonSchmit-
tou) Landys; infant grandson,
SJoseph Patrick Ponder; and, sister,
Janice MarieLandys.


He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Marilyn Landys; daughters,
Dreama Ponder, Sherise Landys,
both of Granite City, Ill., Lisa
(Michael) McGraw of Winter
Haven; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Bill (Ann) Landlys, Ray (Jeanette)
Landys, all of Granite City, Ill.; three
sisters, Mary (obm) Patton of Gran-
ite City, Ill., Ernestine Zidzik of St.
Charles, Mo., Linda Huber of
Hamel; one brother-in-law and sis-
ter-in-law, Larry and Margie Hage-
woodno Springfieldh Tenn.; and,
In celebration of his life, a
memorial visitation will be atIrwin

G ntee Ciy ,601.,M o ry, M 18n
2007 from 9 a~m., until time of serv-
ices at Idcam., with Rev.Clint Mis-
Memorials may be made to the
family or to a charity of one's
choice and may be accepted at the
funeral home.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Irwin
Chapel, Granite City, Illinois, 618-
931-8000.


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Community Events


Block party for teens scheduled
Commrunities 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 ninthi-grade students. For information, call (863) 462-
S5863.

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.
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 pro-
ceeds going to the KOA Kid Camp. Tee time is 2 p.m. Fore infor-
mation, 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 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, con-
tact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.

SC SO hosting summer camps :
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsor-
ing 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 Okeechobee County. Kids will be
under direct supervision at all times by OCSO personnel and
selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident program.
Activities will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat
safety and equipment; basic physical fitness exercises; search
and rescue boat tour/rides; drown proofing orientation swim-
ming 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) 6;34-7038
and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application
forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on
a first-come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp
reservations cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received
the forms and fees.

CORalitOH OfferS summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Stu-
dents Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth
between the ages of I2-18 will be trained to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give pre-
sentations. 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.




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Community Events


0.C.R.A. meeting planned for 1May 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
Sinfant/child CPR class on Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion and to register, call (863) 763-2488.

GenORIogical 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 o en to an one 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.

1Middle 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
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.

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.

VNA hosting memory loss screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion on Friday, May 18, by appointment from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Screenings will be conducted by staff from St. Mary's Mem-
ory Disorder Center for anyone, any age, who is concerned
about memory loss. Call Donna True at 1-800-861-7826 ext. 1, or
(772) 285-6291 for appointments.

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 I1:30 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, $10, 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
Mcinnes 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
I 1:30 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.


UpCOming Events

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 anopen 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 invited.
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 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 meeting 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/-figso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8p.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 nor-
mal 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 Golden
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., at8 p.m.
SaA.A2) Closed discuSusion meeting from until 9p.m. atthe Church of Our

JeFamilyiHistory Center mets from 10 am. util p m.oat th eChurc o
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.
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 extensive. 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 information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The 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 infor-
mation, 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 member 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 lfe.
EvieGf ad es 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
gspel music is invt o participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
u.A. me tig will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This wili be anopen meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave, from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until 8:30
p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care are wel-
come. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.


*:::.daysHse support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
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 information, call
Margaret Bowers at (883) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month to
help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The
meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from s:1 s until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166'
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. For
info~r aon, Ia Doyl M ouffie at (863)170 ti 1p-. tth Curh f
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
fidn ra yu a esnta r I de ,sw lcomrn toue ated Ter i Cnus I
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 12 N.Wu S xth Stk Fo info nation, call (863) 763-5996.1pmatVlge

Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank frby at (863) 357-1639.


The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 14, 2007


4 OPINION


inologists Alfred Blumstein and
Allen Beck examined the near-
tripling of the prison population
(in the U.S.) during the period
I980-1996 and concluded that
changes in crime explained only
12 percent of the prison rise,
while changes in sentencing poli-
cy accounted for 88 percent of the
mecrease."
Legislatively dictated sen-
tences for even minor offenses tie
the hands of judges and juries.
These mandatory minimum pun-
ishments continue to keep hun-
dreds of thousands behind bars
for just using or selling tiny
amounts of "illicit" substances.
In addition, about one-half of
all inmates in the U.S. are serving
time for non-violent offenses. If
prisons were only used to sepa.
rate dangerous-people from the
rest of society, the 89,766 state
prisoners in Flonida in 2005 could
be drastically cut over night.
This uniquely American belief
in prisons as the all--purpose
punishment for offenses great
and small has resulted in 1-in-
every-136 U.S. residents living
behind bars.
Rather than reforming
inmates, U.S. prisons have
become a merry-go-round. More


than one-half of all inmates leav-
ing prison find their way back -
often due to minor violations of
parole or probation rules.
The NCCD study ends on this
note: "The rate of imprisonment
in the United States is consider-
ably higher than any other indus-
trialized nation. To ignore it is to
condone the flagrant waste of
money and lives and the crime--
producing effects of needless
imprisonment and to perpetuate
the myth that more imprisonment
means better protection of the
public. "
With only 5 percent of the
world's people the United States
is home to 23 percent of the
world's prisoners. If the rest of the
world followed America's prison
policies, the worldwide incareer-
ated population would grow from
9 to 47 million.
Isn't it time that we stop wor-
rying about the behavior of far
away dictators and start downsiz-
ing prisons here at home?

Editor's note: Ronald Fraser,
Ph.D., writes on public policy
issues for the DKTLiberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
ties organization. Write him at
fraserr@erols.com.


By Ronald Fraser
Myths have a way of hiding
what we don't want to see.
Americans, for example, are
quick to charge third-world dicta-
tors with abusive prison policies,
But prison incarceration rates tell
a different story. Recent reports
show that 45 of the 50 democrati-
cally elected stateudovernmentsdin
the U. ., inc uing Fon da'
imprison their citizens at a faster
pace than any of the foreign gov-
ernments headed by dictators,
Rules in Libya, Zimbabwe,
Saudi Arabia, China and Pakistan
made Parade Magazine's 2005
world's worse dictators list. And
the National Council on Crime
fannd Dlnuencys loate din Oa
titled, "U.S. Rates of Incareera-
tnon:tAeGInbealrPersa cti, sow-
these five dictatorships -- the
number of persons lin prison for
every 10, I popu ain-an a

'high of a7 in Libya
By comparison, prison policies
made in Tallahassee locked up
499 state citizens for every
100,000 population in 2005. In
other words, Florida imprisons its
people at a rate more than two


times faster than Muammar al-
Qaddafi's Libya and eight times
faster than Pakistan under Gener-
al Pervez Musharraf.
If inmates held in local jails in
Florida were added in, the spread
would be even wider.
Only five states -- Maine
New Ham shire, Rhode Island'
Minsoaad North Dakota '
hae pion incarceration rate
less harsh than Libya's. All other
states enforce prison policies that
put dictators around the world to
shame including more than
600 inmates per 100,000 popular.
tion in Louisiana, Mississippi,
Oklahoma and Texas.
The NCCD study went on to
compare prison rates in U.S.
states to foreign countries with a
similar population. While New
York state and Australia have
about the same size populations,
New York prisons hold 92,000
inmates to Australia's 25,000. Cal-
ifornia's 246,000 compare to
Poland's 86,000, even though
each has similar populations.
Why are prisons in America
filling at a faster rate than any-
where else in the world? Some
say our crime rate is the cause.
But the Sentencing Project in
Washington, D.C., reports: "Crim-


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Local mat
club meetS
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
cheen ar sco children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
die and high school students
practice from until 8p.m.
New members are always
welcome.
For information contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
Cheer leading 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
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The Taylor Creek Bass Club
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New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
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Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf
tournament Saturday, May 19, at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club.
It is a four-man team scram-
ble with proceeds aiding youth
to go to summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green
fee, cart and barbecue lunch.
There will be prizes and awards.
The meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St.
and the h tun stlr wl be at
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the l~imit-
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and the production of feed mate-
rials.
This special assurance quality
program, Feed for Food, focuses
on animal feed safety as a compo-
nent of overall food safety. It is
based on the principle that animal
feed and food for human con-
sumption can never be isolated
from one another. They are
implicitly connected. Therefore,
protection of that relationship is
vital to human food safety. A num-
ber of recent food crises have
made it clear that programs and
certifications like the GMP+, are
imperative to help guarantee
nutritional quality, technical quali-
ty and safety for the animals. All of
these components can translate
into increased safety for humans.
"Food safety continues to be
our number one priority," said
Patrick Whidden, Director of the
Molasses and Liquid Feed Depart-
ment at U.S. Sugar Corporation.


"We are continuously striving to
improve our animal feed prod-
ucts while adhering to the highest
safety standards. The GMP+ certi-
fication is an additional tool to
help strengthen the confidence
our customers have in our prod-
ucts."
An integral part of ensuring
food safety is the ability to track
and trace any irregularities in ani-
mal feed and foodstuffs. Careful
monitoring of all ingredients dur-
ing the production process makes
it possible to identify and recall
any ingredients that may be a
source of contamination. To
become a GMP+t certified com-
pany, a mandatory audit is
required to make certain the busi-
ness is adhering to strict program
standards for both production
and handling of food products.
As added safeguards, U.S.
Sugar Corporation continues to
voluntarily participate in third


partly certifications through the
Facility Certification Institute's
(FCI) Restricted Use Protein Pro-
gram. as well as the American
Feed Industry Association's
(AFlA) Safe Feed Safe Food certi-
fication. FCI's strict certification
requires a rigorous inspection of
the facility and the company's
processes and procedures. The
FCl Seal of Approval ensures that
a feed supplier is not using
banned protein products. AFlA's
Safe Feed/Safe Food certification
signifies that U.S. Sugar's, Suga-
Lik Feed Department has


embraced the feed industry's
proactive role in creating HACCP-
based feed based safety programs
and that they are doing their part
to reduce food safety risks by rais-
ing the industry's "own bar"
when it comes to this important
obligation. In order to receive the
certification, the feed manufactur-
er must be able to identify the
sources from which the ingredi-
ents that are incorporated into a
feed or feed ingredient have been
supplied. The traceability of the
food chain must be established
for all stages of production, pro-


cessing and distribution to
demonstrate safety of ingredients.
Produced from pure sugar
cane molasses, Suga-Lik liquid
feed isthe leading choc f cat-
tlemen in the Southeastern Unit-
ed States for pasture supplements
for their beef herds and is also a
popular supplement for total
mixed rations for dairy cattle.
Over one hundred different liquid
feed formulas are researched,
developed, formulated and man-
ofactured by U.S. Sugar.


CLEWISTON U.S. Sugar
Corporation's feed brand Suga-
Lik has completed certification for
the European Good Manufactur-
ing/Managing Practices (GMP+)
quality assurance program. Suga-
Lik liquid feed products, including
pasture supplements for beef
herds and mixed rations for dairy
cattle, are the leading choice of
cattlemen in the Southeastern
United States.
The GMP+-regulations for the
animal feed sector have been
developed by the Product Board
Animal Feed as part of an ongoing
effort to optimize quality policy in
the feed industry. The Product
Board Animal Feed, based in the
Netherlands, is a regulatory
authority under public law. It also
serves as a platform for all of the
links in the animal feed chain. The
Board represents companies
active in the production of and/or
trade in animal feed ingredients


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Okeechobee Main Street Board of Directors (sitting, left to right) Terry Burroughs, treasurer;
Bridgette Waldau, Arts & Culture; Corporal Keith Stripling, volunteer chair; (standing, left to
right) Paul Mitchell, economic development chair; Toni Doyle, secretary; Maureen Bur-
roughs, president; Devin Maxwell, design chair; Linda Woloski, promotions chair; Karen
Hanawait, program manager; and, Kathleen Shatto, vice president.


1Main Street elects



new board of directors


At the April monthly member-
ship luncheon, Okeechobee
Main Street (OKMS) elected the
new board of directors for
2007/2008. OKMS would like to
thank the city and county for
their continued support of our
program. Because of their sup-
port, several priceless, historic
landmarks will be saved. The
county courthouse, old jail and
train depot are so important to
Okeechobee's history, and will
soon receive much needed
restoration.


OKMS is planning several
exciting events. Our second
mural project is underway. In a
partnership with the Historical
Society, we will host a dedication
in Flagler Park with a celebration
once the mural is complete.
Dates have been set for the next
Top of the Lake Barbecue Affair
and Art Festival. This summer
our monthly; mixers will continue
and OKMS will host a fun shoot
at Quail Creek. On July 28, OKiMS
will join with the Okeechobee
Cattleman's Association to cele-


brate the National Day of the
American Cowboy.
OKMS would like to encour-
age everyone to shop locally.
When fuel prices are so high,
why waste time and money tray-
eling out of town when there are
wonderful shops and services
right here in your hometown.
Let's keep our dollars local! For
more information about these
activities or to become a mem-
ber of Main Street, please call
Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-
MAIN (6246).


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Il.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 Ill "Lucky You" (PC-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


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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
. e .

DIRT DEVIL VAC CLEANER-
swivel glide, easy push, 7
settings, hose attachment
$20 neg (863)673-3076
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Christmae lbees 745
Farm Equl 805
Farm 810
Farm Misedlaneous 815
| Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
825
Services Wanted 830
Fortillaer 835
Horses 840
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kteel 84

Rowers 865




$87 0 (8463)763-0367
QUARTER HORSE, Mare. 4 yrs
oldgreatdisposition.Comes
w/comparlion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, ver entle, $500.
(863)673-0 6


BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work.$100.863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
so Fe r g us o n. $2 50 0.

M806WE6R S 6her, 44", pull
to r r5 214

P A1S7H5ER
firm. 863-357-0354 or
610-0754
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$600.(863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER- Murr '03,
4 2' cu t, 50 0
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray,
bi es $4 8 7
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42'
cut, 16 HP $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer 863-261-1750

RI80HI M a

RI200NG MOW5ER We Ecatetr
$400 or best of f er
863-261-1750
Ri4061NG MOWER, Ya nd
CA very
)d or. $100.
SCAGG TURF TIGER: 60' cut,
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500
6 -01 ee rn

561-758-4337


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


Rental s



Apartments 905
Bdu Pllaces 910
.Peoperty 915
Condos/
"fbwnhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
1.and Rent 935
945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage -
Rent W



0AK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
SP tl &34 103Sec.


BULKHEAD RIDGE Duplex
1BR/1BA$775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail.6/1.(954)290-0861
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
BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1300/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. Will consider an option to
buy.(772)216-4873
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.CallBarry772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq
ft., 3/2 w/2 stall barn
fe $2400 last
need, mo., 1st,
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OKEE. 3/1 on V2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1500. + 1st,
lastsec./refs.305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, iba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294

o a6ome 2 a to
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112


0
Hur I Only a Few Lefrl
63)467-0831

in Oke0 eS rEthouse
areaA rox900s ft.
Call ( 3)357-83 3


OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok
must like do s & cats. Cable
included. $ 00/mo. & sec.
Intemetneg.(772)214-0600
ROOMMATE WANTED
to share 2br/2ba, outside of
LaBe R8ef c7es q8uired.




OKE5EO oup ,BE 0
2/1, Furn. $650/mo. Exc
cond.55+ (561)202-7702





Business Places -
Sale 1005
Sale 1010
Tonwakenses Sele1015
Farms Bale 1020
Houses Bale 1025
Hunting W1
m 1
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1060

07
Wate front P 1000



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MUSTSELL.(863) 10-0219


FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
863-763-5663.
~HANDYMAN SPECIAL-
Cheap, 3,o rttlast!
(954)290-0861


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RINuGett PC7ert fea i
1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After5pm
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $1550. Asking
$1100. (863)357-3567

RI4N88-d Size 7d8 Colitbsetdnes,
rais r 920. Asknpg
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p
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PENDENT LIGHTS Like
new.$30.(863)467- 81
.
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ELECTRIC WHEELtdHAIR: Med-
msm Iditllacu wfeeelc rs!"
carpet only Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy,
pops up to hel you get up
from chair. Pai $99. Asking
$30. 863-763-7584
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazz
S $ 00,

SCOOTER: Electric, Like new
$600. (954)237-4846
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SINGULAR CELL PHONE, flat,
$75.(863)467-3051
MASSAGESPA:Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
orleavemessage.


ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
case. Made in Ital by
Gretsch. $ 25.
(863)467-1530
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
bestoffer(561)633-1371
DRUMS: Gibraltar dlb bass
pedal, 4 boom stand ,&
cymbals & much m %!.
$1500neg.863-697-61gg, ,
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300. (863)467-5360


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
afdd up a hrunni .2
(863)357-1733
AQUARIUM, 90 gal, with a at

to 2 6 4-

BL DHO N /

CHIHUAHUAblack/tanmale,
9 wks. old. $230.
75-2541 (days) Barb

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CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 Fe-
males, 8 wks., shots, yet
certificate. $400. each. Cash
only (863)357-0037
0 e t t weiun
sides. $100. 863-763-7598
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:

60
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediate $500 or
bestoffer(863)63 3292
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75
763-0367 or
01-9494
REDBONE COONHOUND
Pr HUaKtCcPe iecrjdbeodN
$250 each. (863)467-414g
YORKE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.,
MomT7 g3h7s 5 |bs. $900.
(863)
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800ea.863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
mustsell.(863)610-2465



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863-673-1981


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
sedE eForem
infocall(863)447-9127
POOL TABLE- Good condition.

PO 7L8E660di sla202neeor
repair $75.(863)467-3051
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
$25.863-763-7161


ARIMj irr re ut f2@la
tiable.863-675-2959
BADCOCK BUNKBEDS: Wood
with horse design e raved
on them. ng250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
n o4r6f Idi wheels, $25
BED, Girls, Pink, Shapn0i0e
c8a6 b-2957

B ,n rNols0rthopedibw0/ n
(863)763-2957
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
$3001863-675-2959
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
06dpir3ilN4gs. $450
BRIeSs5rk2r /m rr r h
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.
P8 ) 00207,26sking $1000
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.
Call863-634-8863.

DINIjGSR kMglA E-wi 4
chairs, Like new. $350
(863)234-3470 '
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer,
Call (863)610-0219
END TABLES 2 Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3 06
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shel and DVD / CD
holders.$5e0 863-697-2813
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING:
queen & king, brand new,
5 11 85N6- tic. $189.
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee

,, 2s3 unslau2e, assno
temporary Florida colors
nuda,$50 86 C4r6ea E1xc.
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
asking $40 (863)467-8924

SN : a8@
SECTIONAL: L her h
250. 863 6 7-2813
SETOFORESSERS:Whitew/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
forall.863-528-3235
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773

TAB2L &6 ))357j16R7S6 Maple.
$ (8
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
Ming ,fomoattM she s
$300/both. (863)801-3980
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-



GOLF CART: 2006 Yamaha.
Like new Only used 1 time.
48 volt. Hard top w/wind-
shield & charger. Pd. $4400,
Asking $2,995. or best offer.
Call (863)763-8216
GOLF CLUB SET, ladies,
It 4 g 1 retroa
for pistol. (772)461-8822


GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$19 (863)763-4643
M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18XXXXX, serious inq. Only.
$1600firm.(863)610-8730

RibF3LE:r cqtom buti t

SM63-467WE ON 640, stain-
less, 347 ma 2', 5 shot'
1(M)4 -b22 4 0 0 fir m.
SUPER SCOPE:0rion 127 mm
(5") o erture Star Max w/
pi 3ad4e r nd

The


CROSS TRAINER: El optical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand. ex-
ceilent condition. $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
863-227-6181
WBGHT N ross
dow


d 4 r
best offer (863)467-4566


Ms so I
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 rs. old. $350
win'E8R &13R4ER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both,
(863)763-7017
: I I
ADULT TRI-CYCLE- Excellent
condition $125
(863)467-44980keearea
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
$150.(863)467-4498


EXT. PAINT, Sherwin Williams
(3) 5 allon buckets, II httan
color 60 (863)763-7)97
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Sh tt 81'S &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional

RainOutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License#765
UTILITY SINK, AII-in-one, from
kfe p50t 6 49775,


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


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


CHINA N39 pcs): Vintage
a 7sL ge Asl
etc. $300. 8 3-946-1896


J K extr g nEuuirne
pean Step, $125 or best of-
for (863)824-8703


BARBIE DOLLS, Mint, 2 diff.
Nascar, Elizabeth Taylor, Ms.
Albee & Rosie O'Donnell-
$100.(863)763-760g
BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ibNe tWre g6 )d8 5080 a
ELVIS COLLECTION: Ma
items, Rare items, items fro7
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 On a lorn t ng



DEDLVI.DB11 w/ ocBe r CD2
spkrs. & photo printer 1 yr
old.S500 (239)634-2478
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
u5sl87- 7s8p2eaokne 5.

f h aus
S325(863)674-0212
I I
ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901

AEROOBEDoqueen size, I d,
(863)824-8703


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty SuppHes 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magnines535
Building Materials540
Business E uipment 545
Carpets/ uge "
ChlIdren's Itema 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
CoIns/Stamps 570
C reNIdeo 5
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruise 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrice 595
re ace Fixture


rath & Redual 615
Equipment 0
HeatingEquipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
hte

MI I 655
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
rutle ap 0
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
nestaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sports Goods 705
Stereo7qul ment 710
Towns.ionAadio 715
Tickets
Toys & Games 730
ER d to Buy 7




AIR CONDITIONER: Used, 3
ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-03580r234-9901.
AIR CONDITIONERS, 2, Win-
dow Units. $100. for both,
willsep.(954)237-4846
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
" 4e41 0339 $1 650.


BARBIE- 1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
LaBelle area
DINING ROOM TABLE- An-
tique, Mahogany, Excellent
condition. $500.


CUHNOT R 10VRABDLAE SUPERVISOR-
POSTING DATE: May, 2007
CLOSING DATE: May 31, 2007 or Until Position is Filled
Okeechobee Utility Authority, the local water and wastewater
provider for approximately 9,000 metered connections in
Okeechobee, Florida is seeking an experienced Accounts
Receivable Supervisor to lead a staff.of emplo ees with
nt %ei peo p eR rn Ilbee
sible for overseeing all functions of accounts receivable,
overseeing and resolving all issues related to cash applica-
tionandsupervisingastaff of sevenemployees.
Candidate must have a minimum three years prior accounting
or equivalent experience (demonstrating progressive respon-
slbility). Prior experience in accounts receivable and super-
visory position is a definite plus. Applicant must have
excellent communication, organizational, planning and ana-
lytical skills. Attention to detail and accuracy in work is nec-
essary. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and cel Is required.
Apre-employmentdrugscreeningismandatory.
The salary range is $29,891 $44,837. Okeechobee Utilty
Authority offers an extensive benefit package that includes
life and medical insurance. Relocation assistance is not
availableforthis position.
Qualified applicants may send teirletters of interest and
resumesto:
Mr JohnHayfordExecutiveDirector
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100SW5thAvenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLO ER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

G43 YOUTH SERVICES
Okeechobee, Florida
0JOCC is seeking qualified professionals to work
With yOuth in a residential setting. The following
poshions are cu e tly avda 18e wth competitive

Master's Level ean Health Therapist

shivenile Correctional OfficerS
If interested, please send resume t0
Veronica Bellamy at 863-357-9922, ext. 2260 or
e-mail.veronica.bellamy@us.secuncor.com
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ploye

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General knowledge of mainte-


"eaancne and r nEDneesd
FIOrida license. Fax resume to
9 4)96 3477( 5 7

~ LOAN ASSISTANT~
Brighton Reservation
Th686minOle Tribeof Floridaisaccepting
applications for the position of Loan
Assistant. College degree preferred &/or 4
yrs. related exp. in financial services. Ability
10 maintain Excel spreadsheets, collect &
post payments to accounts, process loan
applications. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applicationS
10: (954) 967-3477

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nurs n as amC re r tan dlote the
Haha a eC i 401 xt
classbeginssoon.InstructorRN/experienced teacher has
a very high A exam passing t .GQualifiedeCNAs are

Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

IVIIII Worker/Panel Room Operator
Needed for the Night Shift

FUlAtim B efitS
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972


183 Billl.DING CONTRAM S
Screen Rooms Carpos
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest I.ancaster (8631634-2044


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obstruction 420
Services Offered 4
Medleal Services435



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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& 80b Cat work.
gg|j 863.467.4734


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DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400
nt s Brandbnew I
(863)763-8797


CH T FREEZER, L rge
(863)467-1530
DISHWASHER R, K enmor e:
W5k w2ell. $75

Kle HEN S OVaMa tarks
& looks cod. $75
(863)697-203
R GE, 6Eelectric,

REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
s de by side, 22 co. ft., ice
rnaker works welL $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Like new,
Daid $450 at Lowes in SepL
asking $325 (863)675-4689
WASHER & DR1YSE Ed
5450 (863)673-4220


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fleds year


HOUSE K EE PIN G:
Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facilit
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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10 Okeechobee News, Monday, May 14, 2007


NO811s North~ Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17' St., Suite B Okeechobee, FL

Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .. .. .. .. .. .. .. '535 '
Wall Hugger 2(
SmiaTIRRo ker ......... '7

SSofa Sleeper (Oueen). . ..425
Full Sleeper ........ 41 F
Mini Sleeper .399"
12- 7 Piece Batroom Sets ...99 5ea.


Custom Kitchen Cabinets


FORD AEROSTAR 9i AC, low
miles good conidit on.
S1800 (863146;-8318
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Public Notice 50


State Pubhic -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE C)BCUIT COURT INAND FOR
0KEtECHiOBEE COUNTY FLORIDAR


EVELYNWOLOSZYN

NaQTICET(LGEQRMSS
(A~nclla~ry Summary Adullnisrlallon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THIE ABOVE ES-


been entered inl the Est,;te of EVELYN
WTOLOSZYII Deceased F ie Niumber
2007-CPB85 by tne Cilcu i Court fot
Okeeclioe county rlrd Prsobate
NW 3rd Street. Suite 101. Okeecho
da a:dath ea teptemer ent
20s6 ihlt 0 toh a vles l tedMsa
dresses of those to w:hom i1 has been
asssgn~e by' stc oRdr areCOILbEEN

ALFL ITER E6TD 6EORSONS ARE NOTI-
All creditors of the decedenit anl other
psnos h inae tlaesd ceddee ands
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in thle Order of
Summary Adminilstration must file thelf
ca is wihnthi 1 ~o~urt WITHIN THE

FILD 0IL BOEAR BAR E.0
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PIALE TIM EPEAR1ODO AN CAIM
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATHIS8ARRED.
The date of the first publicatloln of thlr
Notice ssMayi. 20ol

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CONELY&CONELY
Po Orawer 136
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Triple talented students
Students at Central Elementary School got to demonstrate their talents not once, but three times. They presented the
same talent show on Tuesday, May 8, Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10 for different grades each time. For a grand
finale, all participants took the stage to sing "Car Wash." Participants were, in no particular order, Nolan Carpenter,
Nicholas Kielbasa, Zachary Kielbasa, Harlie Maggard, Brian Garza, Lexie Stripling, Aalia Murphy, Nikki Kieffer, Bridget
Jiminez, Sierra Casian, Brittany Sain, Anarelys Merconchini, Savanna Shelby, Selena Rodriguez, Kayleigh Underhill,
Ryan Reister, Aubrie Reister, Kristin Shorter, Kelsie Shelton, Chelsea Wharin, Ashalee Dreher, Kaylie Arnold, Carrie
Wharin, Victoria Maggard, Rachel Williams, Shelby Pearce and Kelsey Orr.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Egging the principal
Central Elementary School Principal Randy Paulson gets
"egged" on Friday afternoon, May 11 by fourth graders
who scored high on writing.


Ok~eehobes- rial Pete Gawrda

COach of the Year
Bruce Jahner, wrestling coach at Okeechobee High School,
was named 2007 Wrestling Coach of the Year by the
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Dr. Patricia Cooper,
superintendent of schools, congratulated him at the M~ay 8
meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.


KIA SPECTRA: 2000 runs
0000 CDI a c 5 800 or
Destoffer 863-634-1598
LINCOLN MARK VIl 90? scrts
C3 go ?0r 50 HO 2'r nee
51500`863- 47-1808
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- 84
ncs ~ONa v~z ismles
8S63)357-3567 After jpm
MAZDA 626, 1999- good can
ditonne~eds tansm s~s on0

ME CE3 S 50E 102855,
Runs good S1500. 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 Jr A,808, rus tnof





CHEVY 810 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs gcod,
$1400. (863)763-8201
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual

SIL 0 0,3 03 Rns 0reat.

cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles
$20,000 (863)675-2648 '


FORD F350: DUALLY '90. Sin-
gle cab. needs alternator &
battery. 51500 neg.
(863)763-3451
GMC 1/2 TON- 92. 4x4. Auto
350 eng Short wheel base
Pwl win locks. Cold A C
53800 (8631610-0984
SCHOOL BUS: 8kO.mCheve.2

engine and trans. runs great
$1895neg, j61-758-4333

TYOT ul9 o oX4 5 S D

Rus goo0d SE3800.sNng

TRUCK CAP- Silver. ott Dodge
Ram ext cab. 6'6 asking
$8360)0467r5best of ter

TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota

oe r(86367n3-305060 rb


CHEVY K5 LNAZER-'J N w


(863)301-0401
CHRYSLER PACIF CA 'O4,
Well maintal ed, lded,
$12,900 (239) 9-37
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE:'94,
nedO trs 4b4t -ru good.



SEMI-TRAILER S2)o 40b0, e

(863)467-5946


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
$ OkO (7 13 double axle

ENCtOSED TRAltE2R:In1c9h9e
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
(863)673-6005
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp

$700.(83)3~57-5~: 7730 b~
UT2ILFTY TRMLET: n n xI 7
$400 or best offer. Ask f01
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-575

-, aS a

DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, ney-
er hit, $2500. 863-675-0410


HOOD: Fits 80 s 90 s Ford
Vanl new in box. 575.
561-633-1371
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425 65R22.5. 80% rub
Der $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS (4).F Auium 15
5100.863-763-7161
STEEL WHEELS (4) Wh te-
wal.2825. 5150 f or al .

S PER SWOAMP6ER BO6GGE S

comp Rims, 6 lug 500 mis.
51000.(1863)763-7009
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14xi6. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best of fer.
(863)763-2476
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme A/T Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
(863)697-6257

TI Eod4c Daytn, 245 70 0
(863)763-8797
TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
tread, 33xi2.50/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

UTitLIT R CK 0D Sta~hl, 8

WHEELS & TIRES (5): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
ipa ts or re air needs st7% -
(863)983-2255
CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
bestoffer.(863)201-3492
CHEVY S10,'98, reg. cab, 5

p r .(83 59-8010 9asck

CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs
good, pw, pl, cold alc,
$2500. (863)697-1563
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
863-532-1654.
FORD F150:'86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
863-234-9901 or 234-9901.


FIFTH WHEEL








TROLLING MO OR- ; ~

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OUTBOARD MOTOR.: N
r~r 50;63356 20 3


HD FAT BOY- 02, Black &
chrome. 12K mi Exc cond.
$13 500 Felda area
(8631675-0823 673-7039

HOD eCtB Odit973. ci
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW VT600 'O3,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue
$3800 neg.(1772)215-0316
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
Stand up, single. Call for in-
fo.$1500.(863)467-8292



GO CART, large, one seater,
wit oil cage & Shp motor,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-8849
HONDAh RANCHER eES 200 ,

tion3)672550 bor best offer

JOHN DEERdEsGATOR-2 OV,
863-634040758ap.
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
58 2, bk842154x10xi2.

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-
ITIP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075


Campers/R~s 30!0
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Mlrn Iiclaneous a 52

Sport Vehicle/ATNs3035


Automobiles 4005
Auos Wanted 40 0

C c m es i a T m u k 4 2

Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks410410
Parts Repatra 4045
Pickup Trucks 4 5
Sractor Taiers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90
89K orig, mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
AI| pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMR S'7 Cov hRuuns

work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMAR0 Z28 '83
Runs g 06d. 005 r best of-

CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
(863)467-1825
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
rat 1sh~a0e 6oig dust

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

$0008. Kno5)r g n7111mie.
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
bestoffer(252)218-0943
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
(863)467-7721


ALUM 14' V BOTTE5" 080



ALUM LOWE: it w; ranor
:INe tres & ih~Ee Dealnns

52000i neg- 86322-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT. 14ft heavy
duty tra er. nlce shape $895 /




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

T2A35H PSEvir dua ale
trailer. Clean, solid & runs
good.$2499.863-467-7415


DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977
ady ma~n's special! $1000.

RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
orbestoffer. (863)517-1888
RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond
$7500.Neg.(863)447-1836

RYrCxA PEFR nFg im.00A -
best offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620

mn I r~l

CHATTEAU: 2002, 31V/2 ft, ful.
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.

Earn some extra cash,
8e dyor ue Items in


TRAVEL TRAILER: -, H -0

2e 5: -_s e 3


IMattresses

Pillowtop.....'225"
Pillowtop .. .. r255"
Pillowtop..... 1399"
Store for More


iFull 1...99"
Queen '220"
King '255"
See


NEED TO SELL FAST
I buy housesr; Cash. terms or
take over payments. Rapid
debt relef (954)290-0861

OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS
on 5 acres, w/lbarn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from tow/n. Askingl $390.000
C8 6a~c4 1 Laura

OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on 'i
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




Vacant, b a ifu oa trees,?
buildable lots, 1.7 ac &3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
ap ra 6d} 2o 1190K.







Mobile Home Lots 20)5
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


Indiantown 1br/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage S490/mo.
32ft RV/BA S490/ma. incl. elec
Single Occupancy OnI
Ist~last&sec.A~llncl. ity
Water. 561-346-4646
OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,


pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Ref's required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: New 2r/ b
on private lot, on water,
S00010m .d Is 8s Avail

RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA'
Single on KissimmeeleRiver
800/18 leae (8 3467-5616i.




34a on 19 ces ca

$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn
dme ked sren Cm40'c 0r ot
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
863-357-1784

Looldng for a place to
hang your hat? Looke no
father than the classl-


BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
68653 7d,03as~king $150.

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
FC RbYRUNNING Bt0ARD :
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
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314


Submitted to Okeechobee News

Teacher Appreciation Week
Central Elementary School held a special program on Tuesday, May 8 to commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week May
6-12. As Randy Paulson, principal of Central looks on, third graders Dale Denisuk and Sofia Medrano hold up a banner
to mark the event. The highlight of the program came when Phoebe Raulerson, former superintendent of schools for
Okeechobee County and current member of the state board of education read a proclamation from Governor Charlie Crist
recognizing Teacher Appreciation Week. All the students present sang "Gratitude Attitude." During the song students
recited reasons why they are grateful for their teachers. The song "Thanks for our Teachers" was performed by the fifth
grade chorus under the direction of Karen VanBeek. Dr. Patricia Cooper, current superintendent of schools, and mem-
bers of the school board were guests.




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