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Vol. 98 No. 135 Tuesday,May 15,2007 50t Plus tax


Today's Meetings
Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity Board of Directors, 100
S.W. Fifth Ave., at 8:30 a.m.
Okeechobee County spe-
cial magistrate, County Court-
house., 2 p.m.
Okeechobee City Council,
City Hall., 6 p.m.
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
There were 145 officers
killed across the state of Flori-
da in 2006.
DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Fri-
day, May 18, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from
10 a.m. until noon.
There will also be a K-9
demonstration, as well as
other fun events for the chil-
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed throughout
the region based on impact to
the resource and they vary
from one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve
water, the use of groundwater
wells is not restricted at this
*For information, contact
the SFWMD Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 590
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: County-

Lake levels

9.35 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.92 feet

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


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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4

Opinion ..
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Sports ............ .5
TV .............. .11
Weather ........... .2
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Teacher of Year: 'Central feels like home'

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Lonnie Steiert (center), the 2006-07 Okeechobee County District Teacher of the Year, is
presented a plaque at the annual teacher recognition banquet by school board mem-
bers Gay Carlton (left) and Kelly Owens (right). The event took place at the KOA Con-
vention Center on Saturday, May 12.

Top teacher, school employee named

Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Saturday night the Okee-
chobee County school system
recognized the teacher and
school-related employee who
have best exemplified the district
motto "achieving excellence."
Lonnie Steiert, fifth grade
teacher at Central Elementary
School, was named 2006-07
Okeechobee County District
teacher of the year.
The honor of being named
2006-07 Okeechobee County
District School Related Employee
of the Year went to Sue Horrick, a
paraprofessional at New Endeav-
or High School.
The event, held at the KOA
Convention Center, was the cul-
mination of Teacher Apprecia-
tion Week.
The theme of the evening was
"Mission Possible: Achieving
Excellence." Appropriate dinner
music was provided by the Okee-
chobee High School Jazz Ensem-
ble under the direction of Amy

Lonnie Steiert, the 2006-07 Okeechobee County District
Teacher of the Year, addressed teachers, school administra-
tors and other officials gathered at the KOA Convention
Center on Saturday, May 12,: for the Okeechobee County
School District's 35th annual Teacher Recognition Banquet.

"The excellent teacher
inspires the ordinary student to
accomplish extraordinary
things," said Dr. Patricia Cooper,
superintendent of schoolsin her
opening remarks.
"It is impossible to measure

the importance of a teacher,"
Ken Kenworthy, assistant super-
intendent of schools, said in a
twist of the evening's theme.
In keeping with the theme
school administrators, dressed in
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Charged pot growers

post bond, are released

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man and woman who were
arrested late last week in connec-
tion with the operation of an
alleged marijuana grow house
have been released from jail on
Raciel Sainz-Leyva, 28, and
Larixa Y. Ruiz, 34, were both
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail Friday, May 11, on
felony charges of cultivation of
marijuana, possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell and pos-
session of a firearm in the com-
mission of a felony. They were
each also charged with the mis-
demeanor of possession of drug
Sainz-Leyva's bond was set at
$65,000, while Ruiz' bond was
set at $30,000. Both posted bond
Saturday, May 12.



Neither Sainz-Leyva nor Ruiz
is employed and they rent the
mobile home in which they live,
said Lieutenant Billy Markham of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
Lt. Markham said the property
owner and owner of the mobile
home is not under investigation.
Sainz-Leyva and Ruiz were
arrested Friday morning after

investigators raided their mobile
home and barn in Fort Drum and
reportedly seized 73 marijuana
plants. Lt. Markham said the
plants were all in pots and were
all between 3- and 4-feet tall.
"They were good looking
plants just not mature yet," he
said Friday afternoon. "Once
plants are to the producing size
you can harvest them every 30
The plants, added the lieu-
tenant, were estimated to have a
value of $4,000 each for an esti-
mated total of $292,000.
Taking part in the raid was the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force, the OCSO Special
Response Team and special
agents from the Drug Enforce-
ment Administration.
Besides the marijuana plants,
See Growers Page 2

Impact fees

top council

meeting plan

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee will
hold their regular City Council
meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the
City Hall chambers at 55 S.E.
Third Ave. to consider the first
reading of the city's impact fee
ordinance, and an interlocal
agreement for EMS/Fire Rescue
impact fees with the county.
The five-member city board
will also be addressing the final
reading of a rezoning applica-
hion J he vy com-
mercial deeloprmernt across
from the U.S. Post Office.
After the long awaited totals,
the city finally has their numbers
for their impact fees. The totals

If you go
WHO: Okeechobee City Council
WHERE: City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
WHEN. Tuesday. May 15. at 6 p.m.
are still subject to change. The
ordinance is required to go
through the first public hearing
at the council level, be found in
compliance with the code by the
Planning Board and be
approved through a final public
hearing at the council level.
This would place Tuesday,
June 5, prospectiVely for final
City residents have to pay the
See Council Page 2

OUA board

will discuss

policies manual

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority (OUA) board of
directors meet Tuesday morning
they will consider adopting a
resolution that would clarify and
centralize operating policies and
The resolution would con-
tain chapters on such things as
responsibility for payments,
billing procedures, discontinu-
ing service for delinquency,
charge for worthless checks,
tampering with OUA property

If you go
What: OUA
Where. 100 S.W. Fifth Avenue
When: Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 a.m.
and monthly base facility
To help finance the proposed
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant, the utility has
been entering into developers
agreements with subdivision
developers. In return for guaran-
teed sewer capacity, the devel-
See OUA -Page 2

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Canal corn crop
Mitch Blakeney of Treasure Island says the fishing Is no
good due to the drought, but the corn is growing.

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No fine reductions face magistrate

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
For the first time in several
months, there are no fine reduc-
tions on the agenda for the
Okeechobee .County Code
Enforcement Special Magistrate'
Hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Special Magistrate Bill Seltmi
is scheduled to hear seven new
cases, one case tabled from last
month and will consider impos-
ing fines on six cases.
Lawrence George Edgar has
been cited .for dilapidated fence
and overgrowth on his N.W.
32nd Avenue property.
Code Enforcement. Officer
Blanca Saucedo cited Gerald
Weeks for construction without
a permit on property at N.W.
168th Court.
Irene Pryor and Regina

If you go
WHO: County special magistrate
WHERE: County courthouse, 304 N.
W. Second St.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15,2 p.m.
Brown were charged with hav-
ing a storage container in an
authorized area on U.S. 98 N.
William Rightsell has a dilapi-
dated metal shed and over-
growth on his N.W. 172nd Court
property, according to Code
Enforcement Officer Saucedo.
Robert Scott Silva has been
cited for having a condemned
structure on his N.W. 144th
Drive property.
Having trash and debris and
chickens on N.W. 36th St. prop-
erty are the charges against
Carol Warning.
Tony G. Huet of S.E. 80th Ave.

has been cited for unauthorized
use of land, construction with-
out a permit and violation of the
nuisance ordinance..
In a case tabled from last
month, Charles Griffis is being
charged with having a derelict
mobile home, shed and 'over-
growth on his N.E. 30th Avenue.
Jerriston Mason is facing a
fine of $ 100 a day if his S.W. 19th
Lane property is not in compli-
Orieta 1J. Wireman could be
fined $100 a day for every day of
noncompliance if demolition
debris and a trailer frame are not
removed from U.S. 441 S. prop-
In March, Melvin Sizemore
was ordered to bring his N.E.
342nd Trail property into com-

pliance by May 10 by obtaining a
certificate of occupancy and
removing a singlewide mobile
home. If -that has not been
accomplished, he could be fined
$50 a day.
-At the April special magis-
trate hearing, Elva Ochoa was
ordered to remove unauthorized
structures and trash and debris
from N.W 36th Street property
or face a fine of $50 a day.
If Joe Luis Noboa and Esper-
anza Alvarez have not removed
demolition debris from their
N.W. 17th Avenue property, they
could be fined $100 a day.
In April Mr. Selmi gave
Joanne and Rex Allen a month
to bring their N.W. 35th Lane
property into compliance or
face a fine of $50 a day.

Detective continues search for stolen guns

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The push to recover suspect-
ed stolen firearms in the Dou-
glas Park area is continuing, said
a detective with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Monday.'
Detective Rick Durfee said he
and fellow OCSO deputies spent
two weekends working the area
trying to find guns that he
believes are stolen. So far, he
said, he has found two shot-
guns, one rifle and two hand-
"None of these have been


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city impact fees, the school impact
fees and a portion of the county
impact fees for new construction
within the city limits.
The city's impact fees are divid-
ed into several categories: residen-
tial; office; institutional, and recre-
ational; industrial; and,
The residential category
includes four areas: single family
(and mobile home on a single fam-
ily lot); multi-family apartment;
mobile home; and, hotel.'
.The proposed impact fee for a
new single family home or mobile
home on a single family lot is
$1,506 which is composed of
$745 for public works, $356 for law
enforcement and $405 for fire,
A multi-family apartment will
be assessed a city impact fee of
$1,240 per unit which is com-
posed of $812 for public works,
$112 for law enforcement and
$316 for law enforcement.
Mobile homes will be assessed
$1,086 per unit with $677 for public
works, $114 for law enforcement
and $295 for fire.
Hotels, which are also in the

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black, searched the darkened
building with flashlights looking for
the nominees as the jazz ensemble
played the "Mission Impossible"
Mrs. Steiert said she felt "hon-
ored and thankful, inspired and
challenged, loved and supported
by many people."
"Central feels like home when
you're there" she added.
She said her "Little Man" taught
her to be a better teacher because
every student is somebody's baby.
Last year's FCAT scores are evi-
dence of Mr. Steiert's achievements
as a teacher. Last year she taught
only math and science. Her 45
math students made an average of
1.48 years' growth, while only one
year was expected. Her science
FCAT scores were above the state
and district average.


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oper pays certain fee and agree
to hook up to OUA within a certain
time frame.
The developers of Northshor
Village have asked for an extension
of the time frame to connect wit
the OUA system.
Northshore Village is a pro
posed development of about 80
single family units, about 190 apar
ment units and commercial deve
opment on the north side ofS.R. 7
E. on the west side of the L-6
In other action, the board i
expected to:
receive the finance report fc
the period ending April 30;
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Lt. Markham said investigators als
seized a .22-caliber rifle and $4,60
Investigators also seized item

reported stolen, but no one.has
come forward to claim them so
they are probably stolen," he
Last weekend he seized a
handgun from two juveniles. He
said the 12- and 14-year-old
boys were hiding the gun
between them.
Another handgun was found
in late April with the arrest of
Britiny Chakira Wright, 19, of a
N.E. 13th Ave. address. She was
arrested April 22 on a felony
charge of aggravated battery
with a firearm and misde-
meanor charges of battery and
discharging a firearm in public.

residential category, will be
assessed $689 per room from
which $177. is for public works,
$180 is for law enforcement and
$332 is for fire.
The office, institutional and
recreational category is separated
into different categories depending
on the type of occupancy, which
determines the impact of the build-
A general, medical or dentist
office Will be assessed $222 per
1,000 square feet. This total is com-
prised of $125 for public works,
$30 for law enforcement and $67.
for fire.
Within the industrial category
light industrial and manufacturing,
the developer will be assessed
$265 per 1,9.00 square -feet -
which comprises $177 for public.
works, $l&Mwt law enforcement
and $70 for fire.
General Industrial, warehouse
and mini-warehouse will be'
imposed $260 per 1,000 square
feet. That total comes from $177
for public works, $18 for law.
enforcement and $65 for fire.
Commercial/retail establish-
ments include: restaurants; fast-
food restaurants; convenience
stores; pharmacy with drive thru;
new car sales; and, retail shopping

Perhaps one of the reasons Mrs.
Steiert received this honor is
because of her philosophy of
S"My job is to teach academics to
my students but in doing so, must
teach them about being good peo-
ple," she wrote in her application.
Except for three years at the
Freshman Campus, Mrs. Steiert's
entire 13-year teaching career has
been spent at Central Elementary
"I really feel so blessed to work
with our kids, especially at New
Endeavor," said Mrs. Horrick,
whose attitude is to "accentuate
the positive and eliminate the neg-
ative." "It's all about the kids. I pray
I can touch just one life each day."
New Endeavor Principal Gary
Kirsch said Mrs. Horrick had a spe-
cial talent.
"Mrs. Horrick has.a special tal-
ent for getting things done, and for
projecting a positive image for out
school," Mr. Kirsch wrote in his
nomination letter. "She has a car-

to be surplus;
approve a bid for an emer-
gency pump at the surfacewater
treatment plant;
s approve a bid for asphalt
n driveway at the groundwater treat-
ment plant;
approve leasing of pumps to
be be used while the area around
n OUA's water intake is being
h cleaned;
rescind the Ibid and award
- another bid for the first phase of the
0 wastewater treatment plant expan-
t- sion;
l- discuss the proposed east
0 side force main;
3 award contract number two
for the wastewater ]plant expansion
is contingent on OUA being
approved for a state revolving fund
>r loan; and,
consider accepting proposals
is for a water and wastewater master
it plans.

connected to the growing opera-
tion. Lt. Markham said the barn
was insulated, air conditioned and
equipped with special lighting.
o Lt. Markham said the man and
0 woman were arrested without inci-
dent, and the investigation is con-
is tinuing.

According to Detective Dur-
fee, she was arrested after she
fired a .357 magnum pistol into
the air and then struck another
girl in the head several times
with the barrel. Wright told
Detective Durfee she got the gun
from behind a dumpster when
the fight broke out at the
Jamaican Club.
Detective Durfee said he has
traced that pistol back to Palat-
ka.. However, it has also not
been reported stolen.
Okeechobee County Jail
records indicate that Wright is
still in jail under a bond of

The detective said he is look-
ing for seven specific guns -
two 9 mm handguns, one Tech
Nine, two AK47s and two shot-
The shotguns, he continued,
were reportedly taken in a bur-
glary. He said he doesn't know
where the 9 mm handguns
came from, but informants have
told him they are around.
Although there have been no
arrests yet, the detective said he
isn't giving up. In fact, Detective
Durfee said he and his fellow
OCSO deputies will continue to
look for these weapons and fol-
low up on all leads.

centers. These establishments will This.request is the next step in
be assessed $442 per 1,000 square the developer's process, after
feet. That total comes- from $177 being granted approval by the
for public works, $121 for law Department of Community Affairs
enforcement and $144 for fire. (DCA) on April 13, for a large scale
. The city will also consider future land use amendment. That
approval of the final interlocal amendment changed the future
amendment with the county con- land use from residential single
cerning the. EMS/Fire Rescue por- family to heavy commercial.
tion of the county impact fees Due to the way the large scale
which totals $74. This interlocal future land use amendment was
agreement was postponed until approved by the DCA, commercial
the May 15 meeting clarity development is limited to 200,000
issues in the language of the agree- square feet of commercial use for
ment. this particular site. This language
In unrelated business, the city was added to the ordinance by cit-
will consider the final reading of an ing the policy in the comprehen-
ordinance to rezone a vacant and sive plan that requires this specifi-
undeveloped 16.24-acre site that is cation.
currently zoned partially residential This limitation was made by the
mobile home, holding and heavy DCA due to the area traffic and
commercial. other utilities not being able' to
The site is located on the north accommodate a larger commer-
side of S.R. 70 across from the U.S. cial use as the heavy commercial
Post Office. The applicant is pro- codes would have allowed over 1
posing a retail and office commer- million square feet of commercial
cial use for the property. use.
According to the city planner's In other business, the city will
staff report, given the property's also consider:
proximity to S.R. 70.- in addition .
to the existing land uses of the A resolution requesting state
neighboring properties the pro- funds to bring the Herbert Hoover
posed commercial development Dike into compliance.
would be consistent with the cur- Canceling both the June 19
rent surrounding land uses. and July 17 City Council meetings.

ing concern for kids that extends
beyond her classroom to the entire
school community."
"Ms. Sue's unofficial position is
mother, to everyone," wrote New
Endeavor's dean Sean Downing in
his recommendation letter. He
went on to call her "the New
Endeavor Sunshine Committee."
Dr. Cooper presented Randy
Paulson, principal at Central, with a
plaque commemorating the fact
that this year's teacher of the year
came from his school..
Also honored that evening were
the teachers who represented the
systems' other schools and the ESE
department: David Wibblels,
media specialist at Everglades Ele-
mentary School; Madilynn
Emmick, ESE; Joy Prescott, fourth
grade teacher at New Endeavor
igh.School; Pam Matthews, PE
teacher at North Elementary
School; Barbara Quamr English
teacher at Okeechobee Freshman
Campus; Brandon Weaver, agricul-
ture teacher at Okeechobee High
School; Renea Finney, seventh
grade science teacher at Osceola
Middle School; LaDonna Perry,
second grade teacher at Seminole
Elementary school; Patricia Fusco,
third grade teacher at South Ele-
mentary School; and Cindy Letch-
er, seventh grade science teacher at
Yearling Middle School..
The other nominees for school-

related employee of the year who
were honored that night included:
William Rupp, custodian at Okee-
chobee High School; Mary Mor-
gan, custodian at Okeechobee
Freshman Campus; Mayra Talav-
era, migrant advocate at Osceola
Middle School; Joseph Hubbard,
custodian at Central Elementary
School; Caren Spiess, paraprofes-
sional at Everglades Elementary
School; Vicki Davenport, parapro-
fessional at Seminole Elementary
School; Susan Wolski, paraprofes-
sional at South Elementary School;
Mildred Majestic, assistant food
service manager, North Elemen-
tary School; Christian Garcia, cus-
todian at Central Elementary
School; and Misty Raulerson, sec-
retary in the transportation depart-
The teacher of the year was
named by a committee consisting
of Joe Arnold, school board mem-
ber; Vickie Kennedy, 2006 district
teacher of the year; Kevin Folsom,
community representative; and
Libby Maxwell, community repre-
The school-related employee of
the year was selected by a commit-
tee consisting of India Riedel,
school board member;. Mary Hur-
ley, assistant superintend to
schools; and Heather Siler-Dobbs,
assistant principal at Osceola Mid-
dle School.

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News Briefs

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
This year's keynote speaker will be Charles Bronson, commis-
sioner of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call'
Joe Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrensat (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.
Summer 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
regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during
summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail-
able. 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 Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately
to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave.
S.W, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice),
or (202) 720-6382 (TIY).
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the east at 10
to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the east around 10 mph, decreasing to around 5 mph
after midnight.

Extended Forecast
Wednesday:. Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Thursday night Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers. The high will be in the
lower 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.

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Superior rating
The Okeechobee High School Majorette Squad scored a superior in district competition
and an excellent in state competition. They are (left to right) Jean Sherlock, sponsor,
Cassie Coker, eleventh grade, and Rachel Herndon, eleventh grade. Not pictured: Brittany
Herndon and Brittany Read. Dr. Patricia Cooper, far right, Okeechobee County superin-
tendent of schools of schools, congratulated them for this achievement at the May 8
school board meeting.

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Liborio Rosales, 20, Okee-
chobee, was arrested May 11 by
Deputy Sergeant J. Royal on an
Okeechobee Count warrant charg-
ing him with failure to appear driv-
ing under the influence and failure
to appear no valid driver's license.
He was released on his own recog-
Patricia Gail Jackson, 45, S.R.
70 E., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 11 by Deputy Sergeant Robert
Coleman on a charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond was
set at $500.
David Griffin, 48, was arrested
May 11 by Deputy Sam Thomas on
a warrant charging him with failure
to appear for arraignment posses-
sion of cocaine, failure to appear for
arraignment possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and failure to
appear on arraignment introduc-
tion of contraband into a correction-

al facility. He is being held without
Buford Tyson Wilson, 19, N.W.
53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 11 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with amended violation of pro-
bation burglary of a structure and
amended violation of probation -
criminal mischief. He is being held
without bond.
Anne Marie Sales, 31, Ninth
Square, Vero Beach, was arrested
May 11 by Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with amended viola-
tion of probation fraud/attempt to
duplicate a prescription for a con-
trolled substance (two counts). She
is being held without bond.
Jesse Lee Wiles, 20, N.W 11th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May
11 by Deputy Harold Hancock on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with grand theft -
motor vehicle. His bond was set at
Timothy Wilson Cox, 28, S.E.
21st Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 12 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with uttering
a forged instrument. His bond was

set at $2,000.
Carlis Wayne Moody, 47, N.E.
Third Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 12 by Deputy Mark
Shireman on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was
set at $500.
Miguel Angle Nieves, 20, S.E.
86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 13 by Deputy William H.
Maerki on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
Juan Manuel Orduna, 27,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 13
by OCPD Sergeant Victoria
Williams on a charge of aggravated
battery. His bond was set at $10,000.
Michael Lamar Frost, 28, N.E.
18th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 13 by Deputy Mark Margerum
on charges of inciting or encourag-
ing a riot and resisting arrest with
violence. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
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Friends don't let friends go without a lifejacket

In preparation for the
upcoming boating season, the
Coast Guard Auxiliary wants to
remind the boating public and
others who live, work and play
around the water friends don't
let friends go without a lifejack-
Whether you plan to go fish-
ing, hunting, waterskiing, or just
want to enjoy a day on or
around the water, the single
most important thing you can
do to prevent a tragedy is to "just
wear it."
Most boating safety experts
believe that the majority of
deaths due to drowning could

have been prevented, if only the
drowning victim had simply
been wearing a properly fitted
life jacket.
Wearing a lifejacket on a boat
is akin to wearing a seat belt in
your car. Just as you shouldn't
start your journey in you car
without buckling up, you need
to wear your lifejacket anytime
you are on or near the water.
The lifejackets of old were
bulky and uncomfortable, but
today, there are many styles to
choose from, including inflat-
able lifejackets, that offer a max-
imum amount of comfort and

The Coast Guard Auxiliary
urges all boaters, including
sailors and paddle craft opera-
tors, to wear a Coast Guard
approved life jacket at all times
when on or near the water.
Moreover, so that they can be
prepared to deal with emergen-
cies, such as a person falling
overboard, it is strongly recom-
mended that they take a boating
safety course approved by the
National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators.
For more information on
Boating Safety Courses in Fort
Pierce, call (772) 466 6587 or e-

mail or
Also, mark your Calendars for
the Coast Guard Station Open
House on May 19th to see "in
the water" life jacket demon-
strations, tour the Coast Guard
Cutters, learn about getting free
Vessel Safety checks and much,
much more. This is a fun day
with things to see and do for the
entire family! Admission and
parking are free and food will be
available. The Open House is
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Coast Guard Station in Fort
Pierce at 900 Seaway Drive.
Hope to see you there!

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A ThOUgh To

We read much these days
about looters, rioters, mobs and
the unruly actions of people
throughout our country.
"People have a right to
selves," we
hear these
days. This is
true! But
people do not
have the right
to take
advantage of
By Paul their fellow-
Buxton man. A man
who possesses
just one leg is foolish to cut off
the other so they will match.
The annals of history tell us
there has always been the constant
struggle of mankind. He has
always been trying to achieve
something. History also tells us
that man -has never made last
accomplishments by brute force.
On the other hand, no man
has the right to stand in the way
of another...stifle his objectives if
they are pure, honest and just.
Thought to Remember: Look
at both sides yours and the
other fellow's.

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Franklin D. Hickox
Franklin D. Hickox, 68, died May
12, 2007, at his residence in Okee-
chobee. Born
Aug. 25, 1938,
in Nahunta, Ga.
he had served
in the United
States Air Force,
the Merchant
Marines and
had been a resi-
dent of Okee-
chobee for the Franklin D.
past 14years. Hickox
Mr. Hickox is
survived by his wife, Karen Hickox
of Okeechobee; sons, Franklin
(Jessica) Hickox, Jr. of Okee-
chobee, and, Michael (Jenny)
Hickox of Orlando; daughters,
Stacy Hickox LoPresti of Okee-
chobee, and Ashley Hickox of
Okeechobee; brothers, Marvin
Hickox of Tennessee, and, Julian
Hickox of Louisiana; sisters, Grace
Rowe of Orange Park, and Derrell
Baggs of Middleburg. In addition he
is survived by grandsons, Chase
Gardner of Orlando, Joseph Daniel
LoPresti, Jr. of Okeechobee, and,
Zachery LoPresti also of Okee-
chobee; and, granddaughters,
Hannah Hickox and Emma Hick-
ox, both of Okeechobee.
The family will receive friends
Thursday, May 17, from 10 until 11
a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel and services will follow at
11 a.m. Interment will be at Ever-
green Cemetery following the serv-
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Keith Welsh
Keith Welsh (Onion), 71, of Port
Mayaca died at home on Sunday,
May 13,2007. Born in North Salem,
Ind. he attended Howe High in

Indianapolis where he was award-
ed an art scholarship at Herron
School of Arts. Mr. Welsh served in
the U.S. Marines 1954-59, was a
member of 366 Masonic Blue
Lodge of Palm Beach Gardens,
Scottish Rite of Lake Worth, Okee-
chobee Shrine Club and Amara
Shriners of Palm Beach Gardens.
He moved from Palm Beach Gar-
dens to Port Mayaca 13 years ago.
Among his choice pastimes were
air boating, fishing and the pursuit
of happiness.
He was preceded in demise by
his father Herbert Welsh of Indi-
anapolis and his mother, Ester
Goodwin Quigley of Lake Park.
Mr. Welsh is survived by his wife
of 45 years, Jean Corbett Welsh;
their son, Keith Welsh, Jr. with his
bride Antoinette of Gainesville;
stepfather and friend, Joseph
Quigley; aunt, Verla Rich of Lake
Park; uncle, Kenneth Welsh of
Peru, Ind. In addition he is survived
by many cousinsins Florida and
Indiana. He considered his wife's
brother, brother-in-law and sisters
his with many nephews and
Friends are invited to a celebra-
tion of his life and sharing of mem-
ories at his home on June 9.
Donations in Mr. Welsh's name
may be made to Treasure Coast
Arrangements are under the
care of All County Funeral Home,
1010 N.W Federal Highway, Stuart,
FL 34994.

Gordon Evans Palmer
Gordon Evans Palmer, 75, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, May 11,
2007, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Born Sept. 1, 1931, in
Vancouver, Canada and having
moved from Vancouver, he moved
to Ft. Lauderdale in 1989 and
owned and operated Palmer
Marine until retiring to Okee-

chobee 18 years ago and began
working with Evans Properties. He
enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Palmer is survived by his
wife, Gwen Palmer of Okee-
chobee; son, Kenneth (Sue) Kern
of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susan
(Jim) May of Coconut Creek,
Suzanne Harlow of Vancouver
Island; and, Colleen Harlow of Van-
couver, British Columbia; grand-
sons, Jeff (Krissy) May of Austin,
and, David Kerr of Portland, Ore.;
granddaughters, Sandy May of
Coconut Creek, Jessica (Chris)
Clemence and Julie Herr, all of Port-
land, Ore.; and, his beloved dog,
Sam the Basset Hound.
No services are planned.
In lieu of flowers memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Mandaville Pharr
Wayne Mandaville Pharr, O.D.,
FAAO, FCSO, of Okeechobee, age
62, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at
his residence in
Born July 13,
1944, in Fort
Pierce he
became an
Eagle Scout by
the age of 13
and later
attended the Illi-
nois College of Wayne
Optometry. He Mandaville
had been a resi- Pharr
dent of Okee-
chobee since 1972. He served as a
Lieutenant in the United States
Navy for three years and was exten-
sively involved in vision research.
He enjoyed his grandchildren,

research, dancing and adored his
wife and four daughters. Wayne
was a DeMolay, Masonry, a Shriner
and a founding member of the
Okeechobee Shrine club. He was
also a member of Rotary, the Col-
lege of Syntonic Optometry, Ameri-
can Academy of Optometry, Amer-
ican Optometry Association, and
the Nora Institute.
Dr. Wayne Pharr was the
founder of "Oh! I See" Vision Ther-
apy system that has touched
patients around the globe. His writ-
ings included "Vision, Its Effects on
Behavior and Intelligence" and
"Thinking Slows Down Intelli-
gence." He was involved in
research and developing new
instrumentation and techniques in
his professional field. Dr. Pharr lec-
tured nationally and internationally
on vision, development of human
potential and intelligence.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Dr. Charles Pharr and Eliz-
abeth Pharr.
He is survived by his wife of 36
years, Laurie Pharr of Okeechobee;
daughters, Leesa Pharr of Tarry-
town, N.Y, Michelle (Kevin) Cole-
man of Okeechobee, Mary Ellen
(Robert) Curran of Ocean Springs,
and Jill (Mark) Turlington of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Kayla Cur-
ran, Kevin Coleman, Jr., Logan Cur-
ran, Matthew Coleman, Raylee
Coleman, Kate Turlington; and,
one sister.
The family will be receiving
friends Wednesday, May 16, 2007,
from 4 until 8 p.m. at Buxton Funer-
al Home, and services will be held,
Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. at
the Church of our Saviour Episco-
pal Church, 200 N.W. Third Street,
with The Very Rev. Dr. Edward A.
Weiss, OSB, APC and Cannon Tim-
othy Shaw officiating.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, Florida.




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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
LOVE BUGS: I think love bugs are attracted to exhaust fumes and to
oil base paints. You just have to keep cleaning them up and wait them
out. Love bug season only lasts a few weeks. The individual bugs only live
about 72 hours after they come out of the cocoon. They emerge, mate,
lay eggs and die. The love bug life cycle is six months, so twice a year we
have this problem. How many hatch can depend on the weather and we
had some very light love bug seasons, but this one looks like a bad one.
In the larvae form they eat decaying vegetative matter, so they really do
well in cow pastures as manure is basically decaying vegetative matter.
Love bugs were native to South America and due to environmental
changes they worked their way north through Texas in the 1940s, then
around the Panhandle and into South Florida. Birds will eat them when
they are in the larvae stage. I don't think anything eats them in the adult
winged stage. You should clean them off your car regularly because their
bodies are pretty acidic and it will destroy your paint if you don't clean
them off.

FLY BAIT: I will tell you fly bait will attract and kill them. However, you
are left with the clean-up and as you well know a wet or swept love bug
stinks to high heaven. I would rather put up with them for the few weeks
they are here than try that again. But it does work.

WATERING: I'm calling about this system of watering lawns. Why do
they have it from 4 until 8 a.m.? People who work will have a hard time
doing that. Why don't they change it to 7 or 8 until 11 p.m.? I think that
would be better because by 8 p.m. the sun will not be taking the water. I
think it would be better for everybody.

NO SMOKING: I just saw on the news where they are going to take
smoking out of the movies. I know smoking is bad for you, but people
have a right to do whatever they want. If you let them take away one of
your rights, even if it is smoking, the next thing you know they will be tak-
ing away another and another one of your rights until you don't have any
rights left. They did that with the Boy Scouts. They forced them to take in
homosexuals and because they wouldn't let homosexuals in they took
away their land. They are even going to tell you what time you can and
can't go to the bathroom. If you all don't wise up, you are going to be liv-
ing in a country where they tell you when you can do everything like Rus-
sia did; like China does; like Cuba does.

GRANT: I see where Senator Alexander is helping thousands of trailer
house owners with a $15 million grant. Am I the only one that thinks
there aren't even $15 million worth of trailer houses in all of Florida?

GIVING: It seems like our elected officials work on the theory that for
taxpayers it is better to give than receive. As the receiver keeps increasing,
I wonder if they have a plan for us that have become tapped out to
receive too. It would be nice to know if they do.

LOCKS OF LOVE: Does some place here in Okeechobee cut hair for
the Locks for Love program or an address to mail it to?

Community Events

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, contact
Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.

OCSO 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-Tri-
dent 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 equip-
ment; basic physical fitness exercises; search and rescue boat
tour/rides; drown proofing orientation swimming evaluation (at
the pool); water safety at the beach; Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides;
and, Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Tour. Interested parents should
call (863) 357-1600 or (863) 634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective
Lieutenant Muros. 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.

Coalition 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 12-18 will be trained to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, writeskits and learn to give presen-
tations. The program will run for six weeks from July 6 through
Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to choose: First Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information
and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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Upcoming Events

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)
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 infor-
mation, 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-
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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral 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 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 infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA 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 meet-
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship 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.

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 Depart-
ment, 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)
AA 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 (863) 763-7399 or

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 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.

Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

Community Events

Livestock show meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee will have
the dessert social/annual meeting on Tuesday, May 15, in the Okee-
chobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., cafeteria at 7 p.m. This is a
change from the previous date due to a conflict. Elections, 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 information 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 nominated
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 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.

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 Memo-
ry 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 11:30 a.m., and
lunch will be at noon. For information, call Robin at (863) 467-

LOST event benefits Rotary scholarship fund
Rotary's fourth annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
ride-run-walk will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning and ending
at the Scott Driver boat ramp, S.R. 78 W. Welcome and orientation
will begin at 7 a.m. For those registrations received after May 7, the
cost will be: adults, $15, children (10 and under) $10. All proceeds
benefit the Okeechobee Rotary scholarship fund and Martha's
House. Make checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-Walk and
mail registrations to Jim Mclnnes at Farm Bureau Insurance Co.,
401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For information, call
(863) 763-3101.
Church plans special law enforcement service
The First Missionary Baptist Church will host their inaugural Law
Enforcement Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m.
An appreciation dinner will follow the service. For information, con-
tact Cynthia Kelly at (863) 447-0671.

First aid class offered by Red Cross
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a first aid
basics class on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For information and to
register, call (863) 763-2488.
Block party for teens scheduled
Communities in Schools and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition have partnered to host a Summer Teen Blast Block Party.
This event is scheduled for Friday, May 25, at the Okeechobee Skate
Park, 300 N.W Sixth Ave., from 7 until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per
student. This Block Party is for sixth- through ninth-grade students.
For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12
and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. 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; or by mail at Splinter Produc-
tions, 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) 763-2734, or Pat at (863) 763-6464.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be
published as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be
taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are
available at select Info & Education.
This contest is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals
may submit up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor World-
view Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W 28th St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be
Ken Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron

Carlson. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets
can be obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist
Church at (863) 763-2171; or, online at www.worldviewweek-

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

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


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Interesting reading
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper (right) and Susan Smith (left) language arts
teacher at Okeechobee Freshman Campus, seem to be
intently reading the retirement plaque Dr. Cooper pre-
sented to Ms. Smith at the May 8 meeting of the school
board. Ms. Smith has 30 years' service to the school dis-

35 years
Tim Gillis, math teacher at Okeechobee High School said
he enjoyed every bit of his 35 years' service to Okee-
chobee schools. He was honored at the May 8 Okee-
chobee County School Board meeting by Dr. Patricia
Cooper, superintendent of schools, on the occasion of his

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Loving her work
Phyllis Sarros (right) fourth grade teacher at North Ele-
mentary School, said she loved every minute of her 30
years with the school district. At the May 8 meeting of
the Okeechobee County School Board, Dr. Patricia
Cooper, superintendent of schools presented her with a
plaque to commemorate her retirement.

Outstanding Educator
At the May 8, Okeechobee County School Board meet-
ing, Dr. Patricia Cooper (left) superintendent of schools,
announced that Toni Wiersma (right) principal at Okee-
chobee High School, had been selected as a University
of Florida Outstanding Educator. Dr. Cooper said this
award was due, in part, to Mrs. Wiersma's leadership as
principal at Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Mrs.
Wiersma was principal at the freshman campus for sev-
eral years before coming to Okeechobee High School at
the beginning of the school year.

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Surfin' fun talent show
North Elementary School physical education teachers
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NES talent show in their surfin' summer attire on
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Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a
scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Real-
tor, to any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations
can be mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz
Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL,
34972. Call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for
Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Com-
munity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for
the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance
with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at
(863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.
Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our
10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament
will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick
school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same
ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the following
members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-
2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-
3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the
Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For
information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL
electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quali-
ty. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to
leave your name and number. Your call will be returned and an inter-
view will be done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Inter-
views with your local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no
walk ins are accepted.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
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including RE.T./CT planning to stay
ahead of the cutting edge
Specializing in the Treatment of:

* Prostate Cancer
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Offering Radiation Oncology Services
in Okeechobee Since 1997
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William Crook M.D.
Board Certified in Radiation Oncology

* Lung Cancer
* Skin Cancer
* Head & Neck Cancer

Courtesy Van Services Provided.
Call For Details.

Okeechobee Cancer Center
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We offer Courtesy Transportation, FREE Second Opinions and Free
Prostate Cancer Screenings.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 11,
through Thursday, May 17, are as
Theatre I -"Spiderman 3" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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ueless by such errors,
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and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
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is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
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insert above the copy the word
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accepted are subject to credit
approval All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment,
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowing accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent, In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to, check with the
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and/or The Better Business
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Auctons 105
Car Pool 110
Sbare a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Ghive Away 140
Gare/Va'rd Sale 145
Personal. 150
Special Notice 155
900 mNumbers 160

DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
Way & 80E. 863-673-4220.

CHIHUAHUA, Tea-cup, fe-
male, It. brown, last seen be-
hind Rodeo Grounds on 5/5.
REWARD! (863)697-1884
MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
Shop & NY Style Clothing.
POODLE, Black, male, small,
last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
Isles, has red radio fence
collar. (863)357-6799


WALKER HOUND, female, trin-
color, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203
- It,

CAT- Female, Approx 5 yrs
Spayed, Indoor, Black & white.
Very affectionate.
DOGS, different breeds, up for
adoption, (863)983-6537
KITTENS- 3, Black, 8 weeks
old. Ready to go!
KITTENS (6) 1 Male, 5 Fe-
male. Free to good homes
only. (863)230-0026
PUPPIES, 7 weeks old, Golden
Retriever Mixed, to good
homes. (863)467-6651
good home. Neutered, 1 year
old. LaBelle area.

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with my father. Light duties,
medical exp a plus. Call Sheryl
at 863-634-1343 after 5pm.
Live-in companion / caregiver
for elderly woman living at Ave
Maria. Room and board and
$1,500 $2,500 monthly
depending on hours. Lovely 3
BR condo overlooking the
church and library at new town
of Ave Maria. Some light
cooking and light cleaning
involved. Must have some
related caregiver experience,
Please call 320-656-4140.

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your a ld in several papers in
our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center
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To qualify, your ad
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 -2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line) *
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for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
with good driving record. Fax
resume to (954)967-3477.

Wanted for branch office in
Okeechobee & Glades
County. Class A Statewide
Certified Organization. Min.
of 5 yrs experience. Branch
location. Company truck pro-
vided. 863-946-0025
2pm 9pm, 2 weekends / mo

Experienced only. Good hourly
commission rate at
Ford Dealership.
Okeechobee Ford Co
3175 Hwy441 S
How do you find a Job in
today's competitive
market? Ii the employ-
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for local delivery
Class A or B CDL Required
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed & Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

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

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is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultants

The right applicant will:
Be Highly Motivated
Be Service Oriented
Be Well Organized-
Minimum 3 Years Sales Experience
Be Able to Thrive in a Fast Paced Environment
Have Excellent Computer Skills
Reliable Transportation

We offer:
Potential for Advancement
A unique Work Environment where employees are
Trusted and Empowered
Competitive Pay and Benefits based on experience
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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 employees with
overall daily responsibility for managing the Authority's
accounts receivable department. This person will be respon-
sible for overseeing all functions of accounts receivable,
overseeing and resolving all issues related to cash applica-
tion and supervising a staff of seven employees.
Candidate must have a minimum three years prior accounting
or equivalent experience (demonstrating progressive respon-
sibility). 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 Excel is required.
A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory.
The salary range is $29,891 $44,837. Okeechobee Utility
Authority offers an extensive benefit package that includes
life and medical insurance. Relocation assistance is not
:ivjilbl:for i ii pui ii n
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and
resumes to:
Mr. John Hayford, Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Brighton Seminole
Seeking experienced
Chef & Line Cook

Please no phone calls.
Apply in Person

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ad today!

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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
Juvenile Correctional Officers
If interested, please send resume to
Veronica Bellamy at 863-357-9922, ext. 2260 or
EEO Employer

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 Suppot Staiff
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.

BUFFETATTENDAN. Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyear round
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15, 2007
$9.00 per hour
SERVERS- clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM &PM for only the right people.
MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for relocation
$30,000 to start

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
~ Moore Haven ~
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified individual to
take charge of its subsidiary operations accounting. The suc-
cessful candidate will hold a Bachelors Degree with a major in
accounting, experienced in budgeting and financial analysis.
Experience in construction accounting is a plus. Salary is com-
mensurate with experience. GEC offers an excellent benefits
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to y
or faxed to (863)946-6266.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
anda Drug Free Workplace.

Feed Wagon
Operator Needed
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWR Call
(863)763-2279, 9am-Noon

has a new exciting position
open for a Multi-Task person
for Equipment & Parts Sales.
Must be computer literate.
Full benefits: 401K Health
Insurance and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please

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Night Audit
Front Desk
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
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No wonder newspaper
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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

For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for In-home,
school based & office. M-F,
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
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Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863)634-2044


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that It is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
Ing money ahead of time,
Sou check with the Better
business Bureau at,
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Baby sitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 41 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Servicee435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No ob to big orsmall. Free
estimates. 863-261-1565423
New Lic. #2423


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Children's Items 555
China, Giesmswa, Etc 580
Clothing 565
Colns/Stamps 570
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Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
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VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.

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

point, 15 cu. ft., $65.
Works well. $75
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
paid $450 at Lowes In Sept.,
asking $325 (863)675-4689
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
954-237-4846 (Clewlston)
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
$450. (863)673-4220
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Older, but work well.
$75 for both. 863-763-2232

WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both.

condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
dition. $100. 863-467-9892
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 &

Licensed & Insured

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

Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.

CHINA (39 pieces): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups, saucers, plates,

leather new maderby Euro-
pean Step, t125 or best of-
fer. (863)824-8703
PANTS & SHIRTS (6): Ladies,
size 3X. $30 for all or will
separate. 954-237-4846

BARBIE DOLLS, Mint, 2 diff.
Nascar, Elizabeth Taylor, Ms.
Albee & Rosie 'Donnell.
$100. (863)763-7609
ing price guides $100 or
best offer (863)824-3358
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350

$630 value asking $200

DELL BD10 w/Processor, CD,
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
old. $500 (239)634-2478
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-

single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
ARMOIRE: Beautlful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
tiable. 863-875-2959
with horse design en raved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof

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M-d'io~ 021

Immediate Openings CNAs iI
Okeechobee Health Care Facility HOUSEKEIPING:
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits. HO SEKEEPIN G
Apply In Person To: Full Time
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442----lT ie
I Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Immediate Openings All Shifts Apply In Person Only At
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Apply In Person To: Ret0
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North PAINT SPRAYER, Airldess, Like SPRING SPECIAL
new, used 1 time for 3 Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
I-- I- - -h h. Ki- C

BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
BED, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
castle. $300.
BED, King, Orthopedic w/twin
controls. $1000.
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell Only
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of drawers, matt./boxspring,
$500. (863)467-5756
COUCH, leather, rusty brown,
w/white wash coffee & 2 end
tables, $75 will sell
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100. 863-675-3944 Labelle
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300.863-467-5756
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
Call 863-634-8863.
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350.
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer.
Call (863)610-0219
END TABLES (2), Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3106
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
holders. $50.863-697-2813
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic. $189.
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467z8681
asking $40 (863)467-8924
new, still in plastic. $189.
Call 561-856-2800
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
reen, very good condition
mirror. 18,5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5",. $60
for all. 863-528-3235
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
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.

GOLF CART: 2006 Yamaha.
Like new. Only used 1 time.
48 volt. Hard to w/wind-
shield & charger. Pd. $4400,
Asking $2,995. or best offer.
Call (863)763-8216
GOLF CLUB SET, ladies,
graphite, almost new, com-
plete with bag, $125 or trade
or pistol. (772)461-8822

GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$100 (863)763-4643
M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18)OXX0(XX, serious Inq. only.
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON 640, stain-
less, 347 mag, 2", 5 shot,
like new, $400 firm.
SUPER SCOPE: Oridon 127 mm
(5") operture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409

Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition, $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.

WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow,
Paid $900. asking $400. or
best offer. (863)467-4566

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

new. $30. (863)467-8681

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
pops up to help you get up
rom chair. Paid $99. Asking
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden
Companion w/Lift. Reese
hitch ready. $1500 neg.

$75. (863)467-3051
prox. 1000. 15x10x10. .670
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
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.
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371 ,
DRUMS: Gibraltar dib bass
pedal, 4 boom stands,i
cymbals & much more!
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300. (863)467-5360

AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter5 at (302)357-3092
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356
CHIHUAHUA, black/lan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863 675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.
3 black males, $600.
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
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.
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

POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
POOL TABLE, old, slate, needs
repair. $75. (863)467-3051
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.

watt's, Brand new in box..
$350. or best offer.
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
Asking $1000.

TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924

Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541

TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.

hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427

ARCADE- Stand up, mortal
Kombat. Good cond. Good
screen & sound. Set on free
play $600. (863)673-3513
hpl, Gas powered w/remote.
Lifted w/Bigger Tires &
Rims. $400.863-357-8788

swivel glide, easy push, 7
settings, hose attachment
$20 neg (863)673-3076

Agriculture I

Farm Equipment 805
Faro Feed/Prodct 810
Farm Misceiuneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/SupplIes 860
Flowers 865

neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1500 neg. (863)201-3492
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
broke, very gentle, $500.

BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100.863-675-1816
sey Ferguson. $2500.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
RIDING MOWER- Murray 03,
42" cut, $500
181 HR 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400.863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
8HP, 30" cut, electric start.
Asking $400. 863-467-2446
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
46" cut, very good condition.
Needs motor. $100.
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.

BILLY GOAT: Large, healthy,
good breeding goat, very
gentle. $100 or best offer.


eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313

Condo, great location, gated
w/ pool & lots of amenities.
$1200/mo. 561-662-4563

uOkeecnoee Nicest. rrom
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
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. me. + sec. dep. &
refs. Call (786)417-2135
CBS, SW Section, 3/1, no
pets, $950 mo., $2400 to
move In, 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart.
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. CaIl 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
OKEE. 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1500. + 1st,
ast, sec./refs. 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112

West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
in Okeechobee Courthouse
area, Approx 900 sq ft.
Call (863)357-8303

to share 2br/2ba, outside of
LaBelle. References required.
Call 863-517-1518

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.

OKEE.- Duplex, 1/1 all new,
$750/mo. MOBILE HOME-
2/1, Furn., $650/mo. Exc
cond.55+ (561)202-7702

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses -Ial1015
Farms-Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Land ale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted t065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse e 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
Cheap, hurry, won'tlast!
Call nowl
I buy houses. Cash, terms or
take over payments. Rapid
debt relief. (954)290-0861
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
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

acre blocks. Deed restricted,
road front, high & dry. Call
863-673-2794 for more Info.

PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135



MAY 15y 2007

12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mobile Homes

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

Indiantown lbr/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
32ft RV/BA $490/mon. Incl. elec
Single Occupancy Only
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.'
$200 non refundable deposit.
Ref's required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
$1000/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561)767-6112
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
Clean. Fully furnished. 2br,
2.5ba, DW MH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, & sec.


0 o wonder newspope
readers am more popular

MOBILE HOME, iiuei, +
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, set up
in park, needs some work, has
had work done, with 2 sheds.
$5000 neg. (863)261-4363
3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can
have up to 3 head of livestock,
$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifieds


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

ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
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
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
for. 863-357-5774

handy man's special! $1000.
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/ ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.

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

san/Tohatsu, 3.5 or 5.0hp?,
runs. $100 (863)697-2033
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the rlassifildis.

HD FAT BOY- '02, Black &
chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond.
$13,500. Felda area
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent conditiondition. $1000.
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
Stand up, single. Call for In-
fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
$2500 or best offer.
863)674-0898 or
Shop here first
The classified ads

GO CART, large, one seater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
Low hours. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500. or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x1 x12.
$150 (863)763-8414
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
$1200. (863)673-2314
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
great, $3300.
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000

27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 negotiable or
trade. 863-763-4475

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maees you o more informed
and inteestg person. No
wonder newspaper leaders
are more suc essfull


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

89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th
Anniv. Ed., 50k mi., t-tops,
blacked out windows, new
tires, $9000. (863)357-1733
CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500. 863-302-4001
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
cyl, 80K original miles.
$1000. (305)731-7111
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs
good, cold a/c. $1800 or
best offer. 863-634-1598
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90, sports
coupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,
all orig, good rubber, cold ac.
$1500 863-447-1808
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
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 863-697-0251

needs work. $1000.
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.

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
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
$5995. (239)250-8780
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1500.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof

BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
6.5 bed, asking $150.
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
Off of '08 Super Duty Ford
Crew Cab (King Ranch). $600.
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255 -
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
863)674-0898 or
(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.
RIMS, low profile, 4 lug, off of
Honda Civic, $250.
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.

TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme NT. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
tread, 33x12.50/R15, was
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new for Large Pick Up.
$175. (863)357-5754
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.

CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
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
CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs
ood, pw, pl, cold a/c,
2500. (863)697-1563
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
863-234-9901 or 234-9901.
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext. cab, A/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
TOYOTA- '190, 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
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best

pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick

I Pblic Io i

I Puli Noice

Notice I0s hereby given that Okeechobee County, in accordance with Section
from professional engineering consulting firms desiring to render airport consult-
ing service at the Okeechobee County Airport, Fioreda The County Is seeking
consuting firm capable of providing specific planning, design, bidding and con-
struction phase services or the following projects:

* Implementation nt new GPS Approaches;
* Rehabilitation of the Terminal Apron;
In order to be considered, the bidder must have recently (within'5 years) and suc-
cessfully completed projects similar to the projects listed above. The consultant
shall also be familiar with FAA and FDOT.requirimsnts and procedures. Finally,
the proposing consultants shall commit to allocating the necessary resources to
complete the final design, bidding and construction of the first phase of the Rd W

Proposals to provide the above noted consulting services shall include a narrative
description f the proposers qualificatons and approach to provide the required
services. Proposals shall not exceed fifteen (15) pages.
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and two (2) copies thereof in a
sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words
PORT" by 4 p.m. local time on June 12007, at the County Administraton Office,
Attn: George A. Long, County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. Proposals received after the time and date specified will be returned
In quiries and/or requests for additional Information should be directed to Vernon
Gray, Manager, Okeechobee County Airport, at 863-467-5505.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive
technical errors and Informalities, and to accept the proposal, which, n its judg-
ment, best serves the public Interest. Okeechobee County Is an equal opportunity
Ray Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
211476 ON 5/15/07

Revisilon ofJob Descrlallon
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Forida Stat-
utes, the Okeechobee County School Board will consider revision of a Job Descrip-
t on for the position listed below. This will occur at the School Board meeting on
June 12, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Office
at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee.
TITLE: Director of Career & Technical Proarams (formerly Director of Vocational,
Adult & Community Education)
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Masters Degree from an accredited educational nsti-
tution; or Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal, or Vocational Di-
rector; or a minimum of three (3) years successful vocationalteaching experience.
Adoption of this Job Description will not Impact individuals economically.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.0
Superintendent of Schools
210784 ON 5/15/2007

Okeechobee Family Health/ Healthy Start Coalition
Proposal Results
2007-2008 Healthy Start Care Coordination Program
The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start Coalition has accepted the
proposal from Okeechobee County Health Department for Care Coordi-
nation services starting July 1,2007 through June 30,2008
For information, contact the Coalition Office, 575 SW 28th Street, Okee-
chobee, Ff34974, (863)462-5877
2114140N 5/15,16,17/07

Well maintained, loaded.
$12,900 (239)297-3270
needs tires, but runs good.

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032

26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
gate, Diamond plate tool box.
700. (863)357-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$300 takes it! Ask for Char-
lie (863)612-5676

duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625

miles, good condition,
$1800 (863)467-8318

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

File No.:
The administration of the estate of Sheila
Mayzella Roysdon, deceased, who
date of death was March 6. 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 304
Northwest Second Street, Room 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is May 15,2007
Personal Representative:
James Roysdon
27925 NE 69th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florda 34972
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Theodore J. Leopold, Esq.
Attorney forJames Roysdon
onda Bar No. 705608
2925 PGA Blvd. Suite 200
Post Office Box 31849
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33420-1849
Telephone: (561)684-6500
211176 ON5/15,22/2007

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thile world around you.
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readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Community Events

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

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

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

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

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school supplies
to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner cartridges,
they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin'
Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863)
467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth education
classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For
information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and par-
ents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This
adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child care will be
available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.

The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and
conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

-Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available at
no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job. For
more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets are
being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide super-
vision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior
members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Closet.
The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should be
able to seek support from city and county officials, business executives
and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
2306 for information.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from,8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8
p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Gifted class ends their year
Sixth graders Jordan Canevari (left) and Joseph Daugh-
erty (right) enjoyed the good food at their luncheon on
their last day at their gifted class with Mrs. Foster where
they go once a week throughout the school year.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Honoring their heritage
Yearling Middle School celebrated the Mexican holiday
Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 10. As part of the cele-
bration Analilia Serrano, (left) and Nanci Garcia served
authentic Mexican food. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the
Mexican victory over the French on May 5, 1862.

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