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Vol. 98 No. 136 Wednesday, May 16, 2007 504 Plus tax


Two injured
in crash on 710
Two people were transport-
ed to Raulerson Hospital fol-
lowing a non-fatality crash on
S.R. 710 Tuesday morning.
Sergeant Gary Bell of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said the crash
occurred around 6 a.m. on the
two-lane highway between CR
15-A and CR 15-B. The names
of those involved in the crash
were not released since the
accident is still under investiga-
Sgt. Bell did say that the driv-
er of the fully-loaded tractor-
trailer was from Indiana, while
the operator of the small pickup
was from Okeechobee.
The tractor-trailer, he contin-
ued, was loaded with Kohler
cast iron bathtubs.
Both vehicles were totally
destroyed, he said.
"Both drivers were very for-
tunate they didn't receive fatal
or serious injuries," said Sgt.
DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Friday,
May 18, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., from 10 a.m. until
There will also be a K-9
demonstration, as well as other
fun events for the children.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to th e next. .....I
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 571
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: County-

Lake levels

9.35 feet

Lake level
12.92 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Speak Out . . . . .4
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OUA may alter billing method

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty (OUA) billing and cutoffs pro-
cedures may be more user
friendly in the future.
When the OUA board of
directors met Tuesday, May 15,
a good portion of the morning-
long meeting was devoted to a
workshop discussing policies
and procedures.
The bulk of the discussion
dealt with billing, tenant-land-

lord situations and water cutoff
Sammy Hancock, represent-
ing a group of citizens, present-
ed a list of comments to board
members. He was concerned
about landlords being liable for
any unpaid payments of their
Board lawyer Tom Conley
stated that OUA cannot bill a
landlord for a tenant's unpaid
bills unless the landlord has
entered into some type of
agreement with OUA. In some

cases, especially with short-
term rentals, landlords have
agreed to have the utility put in
their name. In those cases, the
landlord would be liable for any
unpaid bills.
City of Okeechobee Clerk
Lane Gamiotea stated that she
had contacted other utilities,
and her research found that
most utilities go after the tenant
rather than the landlord for
unpaid bills.
Board member Carl Leonard
noted that he prefers to keep

Remembering: Memorial honors fallen officers

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Paul May addressed a somber crowd Tuesday, May 15, as the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office hosted a memorial for law enforcement officers
who werewkilled in the line of duty across the United States.;

OCSO hosts special tribute

Okeechobee News
"If I leave here tomorrow, will
you still remember me?"*
That one line so succinctly
applies to the special memorial
held Tuesday morning at the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office to
remember those law enforcement
officers from across the U.S. that
died in 2006.
Under a brilliant blue sky, Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May
told the crowd that even though
146 officers died in the line of duty
last year, the actual number of
those impacted by those deaths
was far greater.
"... 146 deceased offers
amounts to thousands of husbands
and wives, sons and daughters,
mothers and fathers, brothers and
sisters, friends and brother co-
workers who's lives are altered for-
ever by the death of these officers,"
he said.
Standing on the front steps of
the sheriff's office, Sheriff May went
on to tell the silent crowd that 49 of
these officers were killed by gunfire
while 35 died in automobile crash-
es, 11 were struck by a vehicle, 17
were killed by vehicular assault, 11
died due to job-related heart
attacks, eight died in motorcycle

See Officers Page 2

Corporal Brian Hagan of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office put the U.S. flag at half mast following a ceremony
Tuesday morning to honor fallen law enforcement officers.

the utilities in his rental proper-.
ty in his name. He said the
rentals were short term and he
did not want his tenants to pay
The new billing policy being
discussed would have a due
date 15 days from the billing
date. On day 16 a fine would be
imposed if the bill had not been
paid. On day 25, if the bill is still
unpaid, the water will be cut off
after a 24-hour notice is given to
the customer.
There was some discussion

about a setting a minimum
amount due before water is cut-
Board chairman George
Long suggested a variable mini-
mum based on the customer's
average monthly bill.
Alternate board member
Frank Irby noted that the higher
the minimum amount the larg-
er the unpaid bill would be
before people are notified.

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Safety issues subject

of speech to Rotarians

By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
The Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee held their weekly meeting
on Tuesday, May 15, and guest
speakers Lowell Pritchard and
Manny Padilla spoke of safety and
the impact that safety has on the
insurance industry.
The main basic safety rule that
many individuals neglect to follow
is "Don't take anything for grant-
ed." said Mr. Padilla, safety coordi-
nator with Pritchard and Associ-
Mr. Padilla is certified in many
different areas to train employees
according to the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) requirements. One such'
area would be the operation of
certain heavy machinery.

Proper training of employees
can help businesses have lower
costs by deterring the occurrence
of accidents.
A key topic from Mr. Padilla's
power point presentation was to
"... never assume everyone is
trained; never assume everyone
knows what to do in an emer-
gency; never assume this is what
I'm expected to do; never assume
everything will be all right; never
assume equipment is working
properly; and, ultimately, never
assume I'll make it home
Each of these assumptions are
based on the person taking a
chance that either everyone
knows what to do or that they
should do things they are not nec-

See Rotarians Page 2

Lowell Pritchard (left) and Manny Padilla (right) spoke at the weekly Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee meeting on Tuesday, May 15, about the importance of safety and basic safety pre-
cautions that people should operate under on a daily basis.

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accidents, three were killed by acci-
dental gunfire, three died in aircraft
accidents, two were killed by
assault, one was stabbed to death
and one officer was killed by a
Six of these officers were
In Florida, nine officers lost their
lives lastyear.
OCSO Major Noel Stephen
spoke about the recent death of a
Kansas police officer who died as a
result of injuries he received in the
deadly May 4 tornado that totally
wiped the small farming communi-
ty of Greensburg, Kans., off the
Officer Robert Tim Buckman
from nearby Macksville, Kans., was
en route to Greensburg following
the tornado alert. As he rushed to
warn residents there, 200-mph
winds from the EF-5 tornado blew
his vehicle off the road and tossed it
some 300 yards into a field.
The five-year veteran of the
Macksville Police Department was
taken to a hospital in Wichita,
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From his death bed in that hos-
pital, Officer Buckman gave his 18-
year-old daughter away in marriage
on Tuesday, May 8. Shortly after the
simple ceremony, Officer Buckman
was taken off life support. He then
died due to his injuries.
"This is only one example of the
dedication that our men and
women go through each and every
day," said Maj. Stephen. "They tell
their family 'good bye' of a morning
and may not see them that night.
They will risk their own lives to save
the life of another that is not even
known to them."
The average time on the job for
those officers killed last year was 10
years, nine months. The average
age of those officers was 37.
Sheriff May also reminded the
crowd of OCSO Deputy Glover
Emerson 'Skip' Bryant who was
killed in an airplane crash on Nov. 8,
1991. Deputy Bryant, and pilot
Deputy Hank Hancock, were
searching Lake Okeechobee for
two missing boaters when the
plane crashed in the lake.
"We will forever remember him
and our thoughts and prayers are
with his family," said Sheriff May.
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Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Corporal Brian
Hagan read off the names of law enforcement officers who
were killed in the line of duty in 2006 at a special memorial
service held at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Tues-
day, May 15.

recovered from his injuries, he was
unable to continue working as an
Okeechobee County deputy and
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are several other developers'
agreements that have expired or
are about to expire. In those
cases the developers have taken
no action to complete their proj-
ects and, unlike Northshore Vil-
lage, OUA is not at fault. There-
fore, the board voted to cancel
these agreements and refund
the developer's money. Those
developers would now have to
sign a current agreement at
today's fees if they still want to
still reserve capacity.
Mr. Hayford announced that
at the June meeting, he would
have information regarding the
sale of the Blue Heron water sys-
In other action, the board:
received the finance report
for the period ending April 30;
declared old static bar
screens at the wastewater treat-
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essarily trained to do in the event of
an emergency.
Accidents occur due to false pre-
sumptions such as poor communi-
cation, not being alert and taking
chances. In a handout entitled Safe-
ty Matters, there were several
instances where accidents
occurred due to key safety practices
not being followed.
One should check and double-
check tools for flaws before using
them. Just because a tool was in
good working condition previously,
doesn't mean it still is.
Another example of a way to
stay safe is to look before you step
out into an aisle. You never know
who could be coming in contact
with you, or it they are trained as
you have been.
Another example is one that
everyone has all presumed -
everyone will stop at a stop sign.
That one time that someone does-
n't stop results in a car accident -
therefore, that presumption was
Accident-prone people have a
few things in common. They usual-
ly have personality factors where
they believe they can cope with all
problems on their own. This cre-


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The board also discussed the
filing of liens. Mr. Conley said a
lien is automatically imposed on
an overdue bill. However, he
said there may be a delay in the
filing of the lien.
Financial officer Marita Rice
said all property owners are
notified of liens.
Mrs. Rice also stated that
water would not be cut off if a
payment check in the full
amount is received by OUA
before the cutoff time. She said
all checks are processed the day
they are received.
Since this was a workshop,
no action could be taken. John
Hayford, OUA executive direc-
tor, will work on these items and
present them for discussion and

ates a feeling of superiority and
overconfidence which makes them
take unnecessary chances.
This concept usually results in
frequent accidents and injuries.
Another accident factor is a
desire for dominance. Accident-
prone people usually have decided
opinions of their own, combined
with little regard for the opinions of
others. In other words, their way is
the right way.
The answer could be in just
maintaining a safe attitude. If a per-
son wants to be safe then they will
do their job, or any other everyday
activity, in a safer way.
Mr. Padilla instilled that it is not
yourself that you should be thinking
of when deciding to do your job in a
safer way. It is your family and
friends that you should be thinking
of, as it is them that will be affected
if something happens to you.
In other business, the Rotary
will hold their fourth annual Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
Ride-Run-Walk on Saturday, May
19, at 8 a.m. For information on this
event, contact Jim Mclnnes at (863)

Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at

possible adoption at next
month's meeting.
The board also dealt with
developers' agreements. Many
developers have entered into
these 24-month agreements and
paid fees for guaranteed sewer
The agreement for the devel-
oper's of Norhtshore Village had
Northshore Village is a pro-
posed development of about
800 single family units, about
190 apartment units and com-
mercial development on the
north side of S.R. 70 E. on the
west side of the L-63 Canal.
Since OUA had not complet-
ed the force main required by
Northshore Village, the board
voted to amend the agreement
to expire 60 days after force
main becomes available.
Mr. Conley noted that there

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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. The high will
be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The
chance of rain is 70 percent.
Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers in
the evening. The low will be in the upper 60s. The wind will be from
the southeast around 5 mph, shifting to the northeast after midnight.
The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from
the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.


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approved a bid for an
emergency pump at the surface-
water treatment plant from
Southeastern Pump for $59,761;
approved a bid for asphalt
driveway at the groundwater
treatment plant in the amount of
approved leasing of pumps
from Thompson Pumps for
$3,500 to be used while the area
around OUA's water intake is
being cleaned;
approved a scope of work
and fee schedule from LBFH for
water master plan in an amount
not to exceed $123,100;
approved a wastewater
plan from Metzgar and Willard
in the amount of 114,630; and,
approved the ranking of
contractors for the eastside
force main and directed staff to
proceed in negotiation of pro-
fessional services agreements.

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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 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Charles Bronson, commission-
er of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call Joe
Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrens at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.

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

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

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
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.

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Central students are busy reading, reading, and reading

First grade news
Wow! First grade has been busy
busy! We had a great time learning
about Italy and looking at all the
other grades' dis-
plays. We are
also busy
reading, read-
ing, and read-
ing. The first
graders are
working hard
at learning about
money. We are look-
ing forward to visiting Arnold's and
S eating at McDonald's.
May Birthdays Happy Birthday -
Felipe Montoya, Sabrina Wells,
Audra Meara, Mya Frank, Shaun
Hood, Taylor Jordan, Anabely
Munoz and Mariah Watson
Students of the week for the
month of May Sabrina Wells, Daniel
Garcia, Daniel Mederos, Jacob
Kahn, Armando Santibanez, Droni-
cio Rodriguez, Carlos Segura, Kait-
lyn Hoyle, Jose Ramirez, Luis Ter-
razas, Carlos Flores, Jarrett
Faulkner, Carmen Ramirez, Nelly
Yamin, Sara Bishop, and RayQuan
Second grade
Second grade is busy working
on our BARE books and science
experiments for display on May
23rd. We all enjoyed learning about
cultures around the world on cul-
ture day.
Senora Rodriguez and Mrs.
Johns' classes learned about the
Mexican and Aztec cultures. The
students really enjoyed making
crafts and tasting the authentic
Mexican dishes; they also learned
how to make corn tortillas. Thanks
moms and dads!
The students have really
enjoyed learning about the meta-
morphosis of butterflies and meal-
Students of the week are Juliana
Sanchez, Jacy Mullis, Vivianna Cis-
neros, Noemy Gomez, Nicholas
Rodriguez, Edwin Aponte, Andrew
Dobbs, Aaliya Frank, Christopher
Armstrong, Sharmaine Hicks, Dana
Mondragon, Gerardo Garcia, and
Rachelle B.
Congratulations to the following
students: William Grimes 674
steps; Berenice Garcia and Christo-
pher Armstrong for earning 500
steps in the 100 Book Challenge!
That's over 125 hours of reading.
Wow! Also congratulations to
Adoniel Martinez, Edwardo Taylor
and Orbelin Calvillo for earning 100

Mrs. Greseth's class would like
to thank our college student helper
Anastasia Letcher for all her help.
We will miss you! Mrs. Greseth's
class also enjoyed learning about
Japan. They enjoyed their science
experiment; how much water is in
an orange. We found out that our
orange was 53 percent water!
Second grade would like to wish
Fourth grade
In Mr. Goff's class in math we
are working on chapter 23 which
deals with probability. We will be
looking at how to predict outcomes
and figure out what the chance of
an outcome happening would be.
In science we are working hard on
our science fair projects. We have
four groups that are each doing a
different project. We will soon be
conducting our experiments and
collecting the data. In writing we
are working on our bare books. We
are each studying a planet and
doing research to find out informa-
tion about the planet. Once we
have found enough facts we will
use the facts to write a book about
the planet and illustrate it. In read-
ing we are reading the book "Fan-
tastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl. It is
about a sly fox who steals food
from some very mean and wicked
farmers and how he outsmarts the
farmers. We are also continuing to
work hard on meeting our Acceler-
ated Reader goal this quarter.
General Fourth
Grade News
The fourth graders are winding
down the year. A big WOW to all of
the students who were able to pie
or egg Mr. Paulson on Friday, May
11 th. And way to go Berenice Licea,
Tristan Hernandez-Walls, and April
Floyd as they were able to pie their
pick of teachers. Mrs. Johns, Mrs.
Ramirez, and Mrs. Pritchard were
pied consecutively. Students
enjoyed this incentive get ready
third graders will you get to do
the same next May? Students are
finishing up their final expository
writings for the literature folders,
making science boards for our Sci-
ence Display Day in a few weeks,
and students are also very excited
about our upcoming trip to Sea
World. Parents, please make sure
your child is here on time that
morning. We wish to be on the
road by 8:30! Parents, who are
chaperoning, please check in with

your homeroom teacher that
morning so we can get an accurate
head count and you can receive
your wrist band for entry to the
park! Students don't forget to wear
your class shirt for our trip on that
Parents, our Awards program is
May 25th and please be watching
for the permission slip for the final
movie of the year. Our time is slip-
ping away this year went fast!
The fourth graders were a great
audience when the DOE and other
business officials came and pre-
sented a program for Teacher
Appreciation Week. Terrance

Robertson, Nikki Kieffer, and
Sebastian Fulleda did a great job on
presenting a poem and Mrs. Van
Beek's chorus also entertained us.
It was a special event.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, please
say happy birthday to Luis Perez,
Perla Palacias, Hugo Torres, Lexie
Stripling, Nikki Kieffer, Brian Garza,
Daron Jones, and Harlie Maggard.
WOW those are a lot of sum-
mer birthdays! Students are finish-
ing their science boards and com-
pleting a unit on cells before the
year is ending. Students will also
expect one last letter from their pen

Submitted photo
Jennifer Merle Raulerson graduated from the University of
Florida College of Education on May 5. During the com-
mencement ceremony, Ms. Raulerson was awarded the Out-
standing Undergraduate Leadership award. Her biography
was featured in the commencement program and she was
recognized by the president of University of Florida during
the commencement program. As president of Kappa Delta
Pi Honor Society, she coordinated events related to reading.
She was one of a group of students who traveled to South
Africa in 2006, to perform much needed repairs to rural
preschools. While a student at University of Florida she vol-
unteered her time for reading lessons with children. She
was a member of the College of Education Student Ambas-
sadors, a select group who are chosen to represent the col-
lege. She served two semesters on the Student Advisory
Council, a panel of students who act as the liaison between
students and the administration. Jennifer was a graduate of
Okeechobee High School class of 2002.

pals in Wisconsin. We made a tape
for them about our school thanks
to some student videographers!
Mrs. Pritchard would also like to
say thanks to all of the special stu-
dents who wrote kind words of
appreciation last week for Teacher
Appreciation Week and for the

gifts! She is very thankful for some
wonderful students all 31 of them
and especially thankful to her
team! Thanks Mrs. Jones, Ms. Mau-
rer, Mrs. Kielbasa, Mr. Goff, Mrs.
Ramirez, and Mrs. DelPrete for
making this one of the best years

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Education Events

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.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the

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 Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Terrence A Larker, 20, Purdy
Lane, West Palm Beach, was arrested
May 13 by Deputy Mark Shireman on
a Palm Beach County warrant charg-
ing him with failure to appear pos-
session of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
Francisco Rivera, 43, N.W. 98th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May
13 by Deputy Susan Morrison on
felony charges of aggravated assault
and possession of a weapon/ammu-
nition by a convicted felon (two
counts), and a misdemeanor charge
of domestic battery. His bond was set
at $41,500.
Tony Dennis Fountain, 28, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested May 14 by
Deputy Matthew Hurst on a charge of
aggravated battery/battery against a
pregnant person. His bond was set at
Issac Arliquin, 46, N.W. 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May
14 by Deputy P Massung on an
Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with trespass on land and
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon (two counts). His bond was
set at $151,000.
John Russell Stover, 32, N.W.
Drive S.W., Live Oak, was arrested
May 14 by Deputy Sam Thomas on a
warrant charging him with failure to
appear- grand theft. He is being held
without bond.
Roy Albert Padgett, 18, S.W.
Second St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 14 by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with retaliation against
a witness. His bond was set at
Neal Lee Minton, 28, N.E.
Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 14 by Deputy Roy
Gilchrist on a Broward County war-
rant charging him with violation of
probation burglary of a structure or
conveyance. His bond was set at
Walter Stephen Hopkins, 52,

S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 14 by Deputy Aric
Majere on a Texas fugitive warrant
charging him with unauthorized use
of a vehicle. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.

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.

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.

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY: Not one penny of our tax dollars should be
used to replenish the sand on the beaches for those condo owners. They
chose to live there, let them bear the expense. Most of us taxpayers; could
not afford to live in one of those condos, nor do most of us choose to.
Some people are just smarter than others. If the condos had not been built
on those beaches, there wouldn't be a problem. Before they were built
there was no problem. That's just another waste of our tax dollars.

WASH WATER: How many millions of families wash their clothes and
also water their lawn? If their wash water was emptied in a 50 gallon bar-
rel and a $50 sump pump was left in the barrel connected to 100 feet of
garden hose with a sprinkler you could water your lawn or garden with at
least 25 gallons of water every time you washed. If you washed twice a
week you could water your lawn with 200 gallons of free water a month. I
really don't know how many people come under this category but just for
I million families that would be a saving of 200,000,000 million gallons of
water a month.

SIGN: I'm sure many of you have seen that yet again someone has
removed the Bs off of our Basswood sign. How childish! I have only one
request: can whoever is in charge of the sign please at least remove the As
as well until the Bs can be replaced? That way we don't have the profanity
sitting out for all to see, especially our younger children. Can I ask what is
being done about this? I know we don't want to keep having to replace
this sign. I know I don't want my money going towards new letters evtry
other month. Is the sheriff's office even aware? Does anyone have any
ideas on how to fix this problem?

RODEO: I read they were going to have a cowboy rodeo sometime in
July at the Agri-Civic Center. Can anyone give me more information on
that? What kind of events will they have and who can compete?
Editor's Note: The ranch rodeo is tentatively planned for Saturday,
July 28. It will feature 10 events replicating things that are done on a
working ranch.

OVERWEIGHT KIDS: I have seen little kids maybe 6 or 8 years old
- riding on ATVs, small motorbikes and other motorized vehicles out in
the street. This is extremely dangerous but if you say anything to their par-
ents and they curse you out and tell you to mind your own business. It's a
very sad situation. No wonder so many kids are overweight. If they walked
or rode a bicycle instead of always having to ride some kind of motorized
vehicle, maybe theywould be in better shape.

LOVE BUGS: In regard to the comment about love bugs, love bugs are
just part of living in Florida- at least the season doesn't last long. And this
year isn't even that bad. I can remember back in the 1980s, the love bugs
would be so bad that you couldn't drive more than 15 or 20 minutes with-
out stopping to clean your windshield because there would be so many
love bugs splattered on the windshield you would not be able to see
where you were going.

RODEO ARENA: Does anyone have more information on this? Are the
cattlemen moving their rodeos to the Agri-Civic Center? I heard the county
plans to rename it the Cattlemen's Arena. Is that true? Is anyone on this
forum in the Cattlemen's Association? What's going on?
Editor's Note: From what we understand, negotiations are still under
way. However, preliminary indications are that the cattlemen's associa-
tion will be holding their rodeos at the Agri-Civic Center and that it will be
named after that group per the cattlemen's stipulation in their proposed
lease agreement.

WATER RATES: In the paper over the weekend I read that some areas
are going to raise water rates because of the drought. If they do have to
raise rates, I think they should keep the standard base amount the same
- the basic usage amount for the average family, and raise the cost per
1.000 gallons for usage above the basic amount. That way, it would not
hurt the families who are doing all they can to conserve, but would hit the
big users those who fill up swimming pools and irrigate their land-
scaped lawns in the pocketbook.

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Community Events

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests, vendors,
poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets
are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per
person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the
Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands,
sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security personnel are
currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-
4151; log onto; or by mail at Splinter Productions,
P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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Be strong
I have talked to many
depressed and discouraged indi-
viduals in recent weeks and I
wanted to share the following
thoughts with anyone who is suf-
fering from negative emotions of
If most of us knew what the
next five years would bring to
each of us personally, it would
scare us to death. It is good that
we cannot see into the future.
God had a reason for us living life
one day at a time. We would be
otherwise overwhelmed by it all.
I have encountered so much,
as I'm sure you have also over the
years. We wonder how we ever
endured. Of course, it was the
good Lord who was the source of
our strength and stability, not our
own power or might.
We will have future trials and
tribulations to befall us as we
journey on through life. The
humanity in us will continue to
project fear and anxiety. Our
nature is to be afraid of the
unknown, although we have a
measure of faith and a trust in a
supreme being far greater than
our own abilities. We still fight the
Hopefully, once we work
through our plight, we will then
realize that God indeed has the
power to sustain us. Yet, none of

us are immune to emotions and
doubt. They follow us around
uninvited and unwelcome.
A wise nun gave me this advice
years ago, "Do not pray for an
easy life, but pray to be a strong
This is the key. We will not
have an easy life, but the rougher
the trip, the more courage and grit
we must display. We may have to
look deep inside our being to find
this supply of intestinal fortitude,
but for most of us, it's there.
Even Jesus did not want to
drink of that "bitter cup." He
prayed, Father, let this cup pass
from me. Even he did not want to
suffer and die. Why? Because at
this time he was human, as well
as God.
But, he went on to say: "Not
my will, but thine be done." This
paints a picture of the flesh being
weak, yet his desire to please the
Father (Spirit) was greater than
his fears. In us, we can have that
same courage to face our adversi-
I don't know what tomorrow
holds, but I know who holds
tomorrow. We can't be privy to
our future here on earth, but if
God is in it, we know that he will
see us through. It will be OK. We
serve a might God who has never
lost a battle, but won every war.
Rosemary Duval

Upcoming Events

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 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 610-9176.
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 information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
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 fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for infor-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in
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 care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business and
is open to the public. No membership is required. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Mother remembered
Spring is here, obliterating the
ravages of winter. The magnolia
trees are in full bloom...blos-
soms, white and lavender, cream
and pink, swaying in the breeze. I
think of Mother and her magnolia
tree. Time suddenly stands
still...and recedes...
I am a young boy again, in the
yard, with a familiar figure point-
ing out the beauty of the blos-
soms... names come
back...phlox, mums, geraniums,
irises, poppies, lilies, ferns, and
roses.. .and the birds: robins, spar-
rows,, woodpeckers, cardinals,
blue jays, creepers, doves, orioles,
starlings and red-winged black-
birds...I can see her clearly; her
lovely smile, her large, warm
eyes... she moves her hand to
point, and her sweet voice
describes and details facts about
the flowers and the birds...Time
catches up...I start as another
image takes its place...
She lies there so still...all the
beauty and the warmth of her
gone.. .1 can see her face.. .but not
the same face that had lighted up
and smiled at me so many times in
the fifty odd years I have lived. The
lovely hands that had stroked my
face and held my head as I bent
over to kiss her goodbye three
weeks earlier are now cold and
still. How desperately I want to see
her smile light up her face, her big,

beautiful eyes twinkle, and hear
her soft voice ask once again,
"How are you, son?" Oh, how I
long to go back... to be with her
again. My stomach knots and
grows cold, my chest aches as I
struggle to fight back the feeling of
loss, grief... trying to keep my
emotions in check, to keep from
breaking down. And then I think
of Dad; his grief, his sorrow, his
pain... the loss of the light of his
life... his companion of 62 plus
years. I feel as though I could
scream out, "It's not fair! She was
such a wonderful mother, such a
good person. Why did she have to
suffer so?"
And now she's gone. The one
comfort to me now is that her suf-
fering is done. Deep within me I
know she answered the call of her
Savior whom she loved and
served so long... the One she
taught me to love.. .and now she's
with Him and she's happy and
without suffering. Yet I have still
lost my beloved Mother...I miss
her so.. .1 love her still.. .and she is
ever with me. All the memo-
ries. .each day I remember some-
thing new. The concern she
had...always asking about me
and my life and seldom interfer-
ing. Mother, I miss I
loved you...but I will see you
again when we will be together
with Him forever...
Andrew R. McKillop

Community Events

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 Cham-
ber 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 Association
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 Memory Dis-
order 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

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

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

Church plans chicken dinner
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a
smoked chicken dinner on Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The menu will include one quarter chicken, green beans, scalloped
cheese potatoes, roll and pound cake for $6. Pick up or call ahead
for deliveries (863) 763-4127. Proceeds benefit Church of God mis-

Rummage sale benefits missions
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will hold a rum-
mage sale on Saturday, May 19 starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds of the
sale will benefit world missions. For information call Wanda Wood-
ham or Frances Parker at (863) 763-7227.

Radio show on Alzheimer's care
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May
19, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 3 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Ron Rad-
cliffe, vice president of Specialized Day Services, Alzheimer's Com-
munity Care Association. The topic of the show will be Alzheimer's
patients, their caregivers, their diagnosis and help. May is National
Older Americans month. For information call Alzheimer's Commu-
nity Care Association at (561) 683-2700; visit; or,
call the 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-394-1771.

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

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

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

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


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On many WMAs, quota per-
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including the archery and muz-
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beginning May 23.
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Sports Briefs

Oakview church
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
It is a four-man team scramble
with proceeds aiding youth to go to
summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green fee,
cart and barbecue lunch. There
will be prizes and awards. The
meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist,,hurehr, 67,7 8.W.
32ndSt. iiw 'B '"
Registration will be at 7T:a.i.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are available
at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863) 763-
Fourth annual tennis
fundraiser planned
Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co. will sponsor the fourth annu-
al Okeechobee Junior Tennis
fundraiser on Saturday, May 19 at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane. Check-in time will be 8:45
a.m. The matches will begin at 9
There will be 10 different divi-
sions. The cost is $10 per player
and includes a tee shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Proceeds will
go to the Brahman tennis team.
For more information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316. In case of rain,
the event will take place on May

Benefit golf
tourney planned
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will host a golf tournament to

benefit the mission outreach pro-
gram of the Okeechobee Church
of God on Saturday, June 2.
The cost for this event is $200
per team or $75 per player.

Prizes will be awarded and
there will be a smoked chicken
after golfing is completed. Hole
sponsorships are also available at a
cost of $100 per sign.
For pre-registration (required)
call Mike Slayton at (863) 634-5888;
Steve Szentmartoni at (863) 634-
1317; or, Joseph Szentmartoni at
(863) 634-2001.
Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
competitive cheerleading squad
continues to grow every day, and
it's not too late to join the fun.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.

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68th Anniversary
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Boy Cover beauty pageant held on April 30, at the Okee-
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and Sabrina Hunt. Sponsors were Hunts Trucking; Led-
ford Flooring and Painting; and $2 parking, Ann Cambell
and Allen Aldridge. Whitney won a $250 savings bond and
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Hospice of Okeechobee is making The Hamrick Home even better. A large, new bedroom
will soon be part of the Hospice residence. (Left to right) Jackie Duham, of the building
department; Brenda Nicholson, Hospice resident manager; and, John Abney of Abney &
Abney Construction Co. submit the building permit for the renovations.

Hospice of Okeechobee is celebrating National Nurses Week. Your Hometown Hospice is
honoring some of the most caring and compassionate group of people in our communi-
ty-Hospice nurses. These nurses help patients and their families at the most difficult time
of their lives. They are truly a kind and dedicated group of people. The Hospice nurses
are: (left to right) Margaret Sowell, Judi Winchester, and Lou O'Bannon.
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Hospice of Okeechobee is thankful to honor The Hamrick
Home nurses during nurses' week. It takes a very loving
and caring person to be a nurse. At Hospice, the nurses put
all of their hearts into the care they give. Nurse Anna
Graves says "our patients become like our own family." The
Hamrick Home nurses are: (left to right) Anna Graves and
Judy Finch.

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Speaking contest winners
Participants in the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District annual prepared public
speaking contest were (left to right) Jenna Wolff, Will Davis, Hannah Rooks, Kaylee Davis,
and Johanna Trimble. The contest was held on Thursday, April 12. It was open to any stu-
dents enrolled in grades 6 through 12 in Okeechobee County. The topic was "What are the
effects of the Real Estate Boom on Florida's Agriculture?" The speech winners were: first
place, receiving $550 Will Davis; second place receiving $450 Kaylee Davis; and, third place
receiving $350 Hannah Rooks. All participants received a $50 participation award. Congrat-
ulations to all the winners and participants and we are looking forward to next year.

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report any suspicious activity as
wildfires continue to plague the
There are more than 220
active wildfires in the state burn-
ing tens of thousands of acres.
The Department's Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforcement has
already made two arrests in an
arson incident in Orlando. Over

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people to report any suspicious
people or vehicles in the vicinity
of areas where a fire breaks out.
"Lightning is one major cause
of wildfires and is creating havoc
because the state is so parched,"
Bronson said. "We do not need
people adding to the problem by
purposely setting a fire that could
easily spread and injure people or

or suspicious activities. Bronson
reminds people that we all pay
when an arsonist strikes because
taxpayers foot the bill for sup-
pressing the wildfires; additional-
ly, products made from forest
materials will increase in price.
Arson is a felony crime and
anyone convicted of arson can be
fined up to $5,000 and faces five

scionable that anyone would
intentionally set a fire," Bronson
said. "Anyone who does deserves
to be prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law."
For more information about
Florida's wildfires visit or www.fl-

Bronson issues yard waste burn ban

culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has announced that due to
the severe wildfire threat, he has
instructed the Division of Forestry
to stop the burning of all yard
waste by homeowners. Mr. Bron-
son wants to reduce the potential
for additional wildfires until
weather conditions improve.
Mr. Bronson said that he is tak-
ing the action as a result of a sig-
nificant increase in the number
and severity of wildfires. It follows
a May 3 Executive Order by Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist declaring a

state of emergency due to the
ongoing drought and danger of
"This reduction in the burning
of yard waste should emphasize
to everyone the seriousness of the
drought conditions in our state,"
Mr. Bronson said. "Until we are
well into a regular pattern of after-
noon thundershowers, we can-
not risk allowing a small yard fire
to escape and cause a disaster."
Unless prohibited by the local
city or county, homeowners living
in single or two-family dwellings
are normally allowed to burn yard
waste (grass clippings,, brush,

leaves, tree limbs, palm fronds,
etc.) on- the premises in a non-
combustible container [or pile
less than 8 feet in diameter] with-
out any specific authorization
from the Division of Forestry. It is
that activity that is being tem-
porarily halted.
"Yard waste can be used as
mulch, left for curb-side pick-up if
that is available or simply piled for
burning when weather condi-
tions improve," Bronson said.
In Florida, the Division of
Forestry regulates all outdoor
burning, including burning of
agriculture crop residue, silvicul-

ture burning and pile burning.
Authorizations for those activities
already have been drastically cur-
tailed due to the dry conditions.
In a typical year, Florida has
.about 5,000 wildfires that burn
approximately 200,000 acres.
Since January I of this year, 1,875
wildfires have burned 166,247
For more information on. Flori-
da's outdoor burning laws, home-
owners should contact the local
office of the Division of Forestry or
the local fire department.

Wildfire smoke can be health hazard

Due to the recent wildfires
affecting the state, the Florida
Department of Health is provid-
ing health recommendations to
citizens impacted by wildfire
smoke. Smoke is a respiratory
irritant, and can cause a scratchy
throat, and/or irritated eyes and
nose. Smoke may also worsen
conditions such as asthma and
other chronic respiratory or lung
There are many steps you can
take to protect yourself and your
family from the health effects of

Be your own health judge. If
you can see smoke outside, or
you feel the effects of the smoke,
avoid prolonged outdoor activi-
ties. It is especially important to
limit time spent outdoors for chil-
dren and persons with existing
medical conditions.
Stay indoors whenever pos-
sible. Run your air conditioner
with a clean filter and the fresh
air intake closed, to prevent addi-
tional smoke from entering your

home. If you don't have an air
conditioner, and are a comfort-
able temperature inside with the
windows closed, stay inside. If
your home is too warm, seek
alternative shelter.
Keep particle levels inside
your house lower by not smok-
ing tobacco or using anything
that burns, such as wood fire-
places, gas logs, gas stoves and
e Delay vacuuming when
possible. Vacuuming stirs up
particles already inside your

Follow your doctor's advice
about taking your medications
and adhere to your asthma man-
agement plan if you have asthma
or other lung disease. Call your
doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Stay alert to any news cover-
age or health warnings related to
smoke. Pay attention to local air
quality reports. For more infor-
mation on the air quality index
and recommendations: please

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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.

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Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking ces-
sation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members living in
the household with children 0-3 years- old at Florida Community Health
Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext.
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Saute your way to a fantastic family dinner

A basic skill in the kitchen is
knowing how to saut&. If you can
saute, you can fake your way
through anything and make every-
one believe you're a gourmet cook.
I'm not kidding! Sauteeing is easy,
you just need to understand how to
do it. Here's how:
Saut6 means jumping in French.
How does that translate into cook-
ing? Sauteing is a little like frying
only different. How's that for con-
fusing? I once had a gal email me
telling me she hated my recipes
because I "fried" everything. I took
great offense to her comments giv-
ing her a mini-lecture on the joys of
sauteing, yet in a way, she was sorta
To saut6, you must use a little fat.
Note the word, "little." The fat
needs to be friendly to heat (olive
oil barely qualifies) definitely don't
use the virgin version), the pan
needs to be right (a heavy bot-
tomed skillet with sloped sides is
ideal) and the food needs to be cut
relatively the same size for even
cooking. Once you've got all those
items on your saut6 checklist
marked off, it's time to belly up to
the stovetop and get cooking.
There are those who heat the
pan first and then add the oil; there
are those who add the oil and heat
the pan at the same time. You figure
out your own saute style, but for
me, in my always seemingly rushed
cooking style, I do both at the same

The Dinner
The\ Diva

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f Ely

time. Medium- high heat is good;
high heat will smoke and burn your
oil and is not good.
Once the oil is hot enough and
has spread in your pan (you might
need to do the spreading. Just pick
the pan up and roll the oil around,
then place it back on the heat).
Now add your goodies. Remember
not to overcrowd your pan or you'll
stew rather than saute. Found this
out the hard way when cooking my
fabulous beef stroganoff for a
crowd. The overcrowded skillet
made for less than fabulous results
and I was sadly disappointed in the
flavor factor (severely diminished
by the stewingit tasted watered
down). Let that be a lesson to you.
You can batch cook all day long,
but do so in smaller batches and
don't let your skillet get too filled up
lest your fabulous meal tastes ane-
mic like mine did.
So there you are, you and your
skillet, all heated up and ready to

go. You've added the goodies,
they're making delicious aromas.
Now what? You need to get them
moving so they won't burn. A little
browning is nice, but unless you're
doing Cajun, you won't want to
move past brown. When you move
things around in the pan, you'll
need to use a spatula or tongs or a
large spoon or do it the way they do
it on TV and toss it in the air (I don't
recommend this method unless
your last name happens to be
Lagasse). You want all sides nicely
browned and cooked through. This
is what gives what you are sauteing
flavor and makes your dinner look
so nice! Here's a recipe to practice
your saute skill!

Garlicky Seared
Scallops and Greens
Serves four
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic pressed
1 tablespoon water
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound scallops
6 cups spinach
In a small bowl, whisk together
lemon juice, half the olive oil, garlic
and the water. This is the dressing.
Heat the rest of the oil in a skillet
over a medium high heat. Add the
scallops and cook about 2 to 3 min-
utes on either side, depending on

how big your scallops are. Don't
over cook. Salt and pepper them to
taste when cooked.
Using half the dressing you just
made, toss the spinach. Now even-
ly distribute the spinach among
four plates, top with the cooked
scallops and then drizzle remaining
dressing over the top.

Per Serving: 203 Calories; l lg
Fat (49.2% calories from fat); 20g
Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; Ig
Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol;
219mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2
Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2
Serve with some brown rice
pilaf and enjoy!

For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web site or her"
Saving Dinner" book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her New
York Times Best Selling book Body
Clutter, published by Fireside..
Copyright 2007; Leanne Ely; Used
by permission in this publication.


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Community Events

Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt golf tour-
nament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on Monday,
May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to the KOA Kid Camp. Tee
time is 2 p.m. Fore information, call (863) 763-2734, or Pat at (863) 763-6464.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will 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.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will

be trained to perform alcohoVdrug prevention skits, write skits and learn
to give presentations. The program will run for six weeks from July 6
through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to choose: First Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an
application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
OC SO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring sum-
mer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four days long.
The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be residents of
Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child. Camps will be run by
the OCSO Marine Unit, the NSW-Trident cadet program with funding
support from the Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County.
Kids will be under direct supervision at all times by OCSO personnel and
selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident program. Activities
will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat safety and 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.
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 i
only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For information, call
(863) 462-5260.

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Triple Seven's Arcade is a smoke free environment that
consists of 103 penny and nickel slots machines. Triple
Seven's has been in business for three years. This is a
casino "like" atmosphere with reclining chairs for your
comfort. Not only do our games provide you hours of fun,
they are also a great form of mental and physical therapy.
While some find that playing these games are relaxing oth-
ers find them as a way of rehabilitation. These games have
helped people that need to regain their hand and eye motor
skills. All in all they are fun and affordable.

Free snacks and sodas are provided for the players as well
as lunch Monday's through Saturday's. Wednesday nights
are Pizza night and Saturday night they serve a home
cooked meal. On Friday nights we also provide you with
entertainment by Carl & Lisa. They sing classic country
music for your listening pleasure.

We have daily drawings for additional prizes.
And a "progressive drawing" on Sunday's.
Our hours of operation are Monday through
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and
from 1p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.

Come in and meet our helpful staff as well
as make new friends. We're located at 3651
Hwy 441 South in the Treasure Island Plaza.
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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 Ill "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;
and, matinees are $4.
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DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
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MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
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POODLE, Black, male, small,
last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
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WALKER HOUND, female, tri-
color, spayed, looks like a tall
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$700 Reward! (954)793-3203

CAT- Female, Approx 5 yrs
Spayed, Indoor, Black & white.
Very affectionate.
DOGS, different breeds, up for
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KITTENS Males & Females, 2
Siamese, 1 calico, 2 orange,
free to good home.
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
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or deliver to McArthur Farms, Inc.
1550 N.E. 208th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Drug Free Work Place, E.O.E.

Since 1973, Abney & Abney Construction
Inc. has been a name synonymous with
quality and we are looking for a quality
person to expand our team. Seeking
trim/finish carpenter with initiative and
good judgment. We offer great work
environment with benefits and good pay
based on experience. Dependable and
experienced need only apply, drug free
work place & EOE. Apply in person M-F
between 10 AM and 3 PM,
805 SW 15th Street.

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
"Can You Dig It?" Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk
training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local
job placement. Start digging
dirt Now. Call
(866)362-6497 or
$17.32-$20.69 per hour to
start. Phoenix, Arizona; Mar-
copa County Sheriff's office.
Excellent benefits. No experi-
ence necessary. Contact
877)352-6276, or 400 vacan-
Experienced only. Good hourly
commission rate at
Ford Dealership.
Okeechobee Ford Co
3175 Hwy 441 S
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.

Drivers: ACT NOWI Miles
Benefits Bonus
36-43c pm/$1.20pm $0
Lease NEW Trucks Only 3
mos OTR (800)635-8669.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
tional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req. THE WAG-
912)571-9668 OR

4 yr degree accredited
by ABET in electrical or
civil engineering and 2
yrs exp w/ an electric
utility or w/ a Consulting
Engineering firm in
Electrical Engineering is
req'd. Registration as
an Engineer Intern (El)
or as a Professional
Engineer w/the State of
FL is desirable. $41K-
$84K/DOQ & exp. A
valid FL Driver's License
is req'd. Excellent bene-
fits. Complete application
online at

Feed Wagon
Operator Needed
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWR Call
(863)763-2279, 9am-Noon
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
it In the rJManalAMm.

I Genra Ciont

2pm- 9pm, 2 weekends/ mo

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
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588
English skills a must.
Computer skills helpful.
Part or Full Time. On
occasion, some nights and
weekends may be required.
Send resume, job history to
Our top driver made $54,780
in 2006 running our Florida
region. Home weekly and
during the week! 401k! Blue
Cross/Blue Shield! 1 Year
OTR experience required.
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
Experienced, to clean and load
sabals in the Felda area.
No calls unless experienced.
Call 352.260.7516
-Pier 2 Resort Hiring-
Night Audit
Front Desk
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
Computer exp. req'd.
QuickBooks pref. M-F,
CEECO (863)357-0798.

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

HS or equiv diploma, prefer-
ably supplemented by col-
lege level course work in
engineering related sub-
jects. Five (5) yrs exp. w/ a
utility, construction company
or engineering firm in con-
struction andlor design of
utilities including electric. A
comparable amount of
training and exp. may be
substituted for the minimum
qualifications. Ability to
receive Maintenance of
Traffic (MOT) Certification
by the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT)
within 6 months. Valid FL
Driver's License req'd.

Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?

I Genra Contr


MA/RMA 1 yr. exp. needed.
Bilingual pref. Apply at FL
Community Health Centers,
15858 S.W. Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown or fax resume to
(772)597-4194. EOE/DFWP
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898

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wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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772-878-2010 for previous
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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Framing, i.

Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
feo 863.357.9033

N 2

& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
MobileHomes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates.863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423

Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Broastee Chieken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.44t S.E.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifolds.

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734



Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 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
FRIDGE Side by side, ivory,
$75. (863)357-5773
good cond., $100.
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 (Clewiston)
more, Victorian reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
$500 (772)812-3300
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. $1 25.
(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
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.,
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

SCAFFOLD: Steel, platform &
wheel brakes. 763-8156.
$400 / guywire job.labor

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain (utllers
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.
Shop here first
The classified ads

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

JACKET, extra Ig. genuine
leather, new, made by Euro-
pean Step, $125 or best of-
fer. (863)824-8703
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 O'Donnell.
$100. (863)763-7609
ing price guides $100 or
best offer (863)824-3358
items, Rare items, items fr,,T,
Graceland, memorabilia. i350
neg. (863)467-0627 -
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200


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

END TABLES (2), Wooden.
DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD, $25 (863)357-3106
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs & photo printer 1 yr ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
old. $500 (239)634-2478 Large, holds up to 32: TV.
00(39)34Has shelves and DVD / CD
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen- holders. $50.863-697-2813
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers. HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony (863)357-3106
less card, power adapter, queen & king, brand new,
etc., for school or business, still in plastic. $189.
$325 (863)674-0212 (561)856-2800
r iMATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic, $450. Cash (772)418-0537
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774 N
or 305-360-9901. NEW
AERO BED, queen size, raised, FURNITURE
$100 or best offer. FOR LESS!
(863)824-8703 Lamps $17,100-Barstools
ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large, $39up,50-Desks$97up, 3Pc
black, mirrored. $200 nego- Dropleaf dinette $197,
btiaclk,6-7- f R50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
table. 863-675-2959 e2O-Recliners $297up,
with horse design engraved 50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
on them. $250. $687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
on t5 $167up, 2PcQueenBedSet
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof $297up,504PC bedroom sets
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits $387up, 3Pc Livingroom
twin or full size, wheels, $25 tables $97up,
(863)467-0079 100-Headboards $79up.
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only HIGHPOINT
$300! 863-675-2959 OUTLET STORE
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2 2346 U.S. 27 North
large dressers, mattress & Sebring FL
box springs. $450 ebrngFL
(ooxs63oc)851 Next to Lowes & across
(863)885-1314 from Home Depot
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta- -
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
of drawers, matt./boxspring, temporary. Florida colors
$500. (863)467-5756 Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
COUCH, leather, rusty brown, cond. $50. (863)467-8681
w/white wash coffee & 2 end PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
tables, $75 will sell asking $40 (863)467-8924
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x new, still in plastic. $189.
37", excellent condition. Call 561-856-2800
$100.863-675-3944 Labelle
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta- green, very good condition!
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet. $250. 863-697-2813
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726 SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill, 18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask- for all. 863-528-3235
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6 Queen size, Floral print.
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1 Matching Loveseat & coffee
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all. table. $250. (863)357-3773
Call 863-634-8863.
TABLE & (4) CHAIRS, Maple.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Bev- $200 (863)357-9676
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350. TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
(863)234-3470 springs, mattress, sheets,
lead & foot board, white.
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval $300/both. (863)801-3980
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or bestoffer. TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
Call (863)610-0219 ing $50 (863)467-8960

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Grist Mill

Modeled on a grist mill built in 1797 in Tennessee,
this fun and easy do-it-yourself project can be used
to decorate even the smallest garden or patio. Its fea-
tures include a working water wheel and authentic
touches like stairs, a door and windows.
Most of the mill's pieces are traced from full-size
patterns, so sizing them is a simple matter of trans-
ferring the patterns to wood. The completed project
measures 48 in. long by 25 in. wide by 35 in. tall.

Grist Mill plan (No. 456) ... $9.95
Water Wheels Package (No. C 140)
Two projects incl. 456 ... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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Please be sure to
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 16, 2007

301w, with 2 shelves & 2 3 black males, $600. RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42" GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES 24.5ft., 110hpOMC C Drive OkeechobeeFamilyHealth/HealthyStartCoalition PROBATEDIVISION
doors below $90. 863-447-3357 cut, 16 HP. $400. horses OK, near National & engine, trailer, runs. $1500 Proosaesuts FileNo 2007CP
863-467-8607 863-227-6181 State forests. Owner flnanc- (863)763-3507 after 4pmFor
Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/ RIDING MOWER: Snapper, Busines Places $89,900. (800)352-5263 SAIL BOAT: Hoble Cat, 14 20072008HealthytartCareoordnationProgram LAWRECW.SMITH
kids & other dogs. Togood 8HP, 30 cut, electric start. Sale 1005 Florda Woodland Group, feet, excellent condition. ThOkeechobee Family Health/HealhyStart Coalition has accepted the NOTICECREDITORS
home only! 561-996-7046 Asking $400. 863-467-2446 Commercial Inc. Lic RE Broker $450. 863-467-4328pro osal from Okeechobeea County Health aDepartment for Care Coordi-TO CREDITORS
GOLF CLUB SET, ladies, MALE PUG- has ap ers, need RIDING MOWER: Snapper, onperty Sale 1010 ----V-HAUL Lowe, alumi- natonservices tartingJuly1,2007hrough 30,2008 The administration of the estate of LAW-
graphite, almost new, com- to sell immediately $500 or Rear Engine, 30' cut, $450 Condos/ JUST $195.22/!month* 1+ nom, 1ft wide. Trailer needs nore tgy2 h hn0 8hC ased, whose
grapte, almost new, com- to sell immedia $500 or Rear Eng 30" cut, $450 al1015 acres with FREE Boat Sps ome wrk $700 or best of For Iformation, contact the Coalition Office, 575 575 SW 28th Street, Okee- date of death was L Fie
lete with bag, $125 or trade best offer (863)634-3292 863-675-4882 wnou 10 c w some 70 or best of- chobee, F34974, 863)462-5877 Number 2 82, is pending in the
e wisthobag, )1-25 or trade best er-675-4882 Farms Sale 1020 Nicely wooded lake access fer. 863-357-5774 211414ON 5/15,1,6,17/07
72)4-8822 REDBONE COONHOUND RIDING MOWER, Yard King, Houses Sale 1025 property in brand new pre- ,,Florida, Probate 5ivison. the address
Gu S lii 01 PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon 46" cut, very good condition. Hunting Property 1030 mler development on spec-" t o which is 3OA IW 2nd Steet. Romol
bred Health cert. included. Needs motor. $100. Investment tacular 160,000 acre n ames and address of the personal
GUN CABINET- Knotty pine, $250each. (863)467-4149 (863)634-2506 Propert Sale 1035 recreational lake Prime DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977, representative and the personal repre-
GUN CABINET- Knotty iLand Sae 1040 waterfronts available. Call DODyE WINNEBAll 197, sentlative's attorney are set forth be-
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage YORKIE, Female. Will be SCAGG TURF TIGER: 60" cut, Lots -Sale 1045 (800)704-3154, x 1113. handy man's special! $1000. FORD ESCORT '97, Good on CHEVY 3500'84, 454 engine, low.
in bottom, side shelf, locks small. Daddy weighs 3 lbs., Kohler 25HP engine. $1500. Open House 1050 Price $34,00, *20% down, 561-902-7149gas I, lots of ne parts,20 ns 400 turbo tran., bodcold Allpersonsf thavine claimsor demandsother
nHop se 1050 Prien$34,900,*20%owngoodco ac$ 0r s m w $1400 or personshavinst d claims ordemands
$100 (863)763-4643 Momma weighs 5 bs. $900. 863-467-0139 leave msg. Out of State balance financed 30 years, RV, 30', with Florida room. best offer. (561)261-4923 bestoffer. (863)201-3492 copy of this notice is required to be
M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto., (863)467-4337 Property Sale 1055 7.5%fixed, OAC. Handyman's special. $2500 aiservedmustfle theirclaimswith this
man. 1941, exc. cond., YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males, Property Inspection1060 LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront orbestoffer. (863)517-1888 FORD MUSTANG 2002, Dark CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
18XXXXX, serious inq. only. AKC Reg w/ health certif. Real Estate Wantedl065 and lake view homes And RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th rn w miles. Look & good, pw, pl, cold a/c, FInSTPUBCATONOFTHISNOTICE
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730 Will be 05/20 BILLY GOAT: Large healthy, Re sort are rty ymage FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
$00rm(0 Will be small, ready 05/20 gIoodb reed oatvery Resort Property parcels on pristine 34,000 Wheel. Super slide, Many s8)g67503 LaBt 000 (863)697-15630AYS AFTER THE DATE OF
RIFLE: AR15, custom built, $800ea. 863-697-9865 good breeding goat very Sale 1070 ce rrsd nn1Y (883)675-0430 Labelle SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
330 round s gentle. $100 or est offer. Warehouse Space 1075 acre Norris Lake In E. Ten- new upgrades. Nice condo. DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex- ONTHEM.
330 round mags, all the ZIBRA FNCH $800 Movng 63)6730066 est offerWarue 10 nessee Call Lakeside Realty $7500.Neg. (863)447-1836 FORD THUNDERBIRD 93 tended cab, cold ac 18" All othr creditors of the decedent and
S r s e ZBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving (863)673-0066 Waterfront Property 10 82 needs some work, $1000 or rims $2500 or best 'offer. oter person having claims er de-
best. $999 or best offer. mustsell.(863)610-2465 en, -(888)291-5253 Or-visit RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap- rims. $2500 or best offer ,,,,,,decedent's estate musat
863-467-1958 __ _.., rox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or best offer(252)218-0943 863-532-1654. ire mnii cain is with this court WITHIN
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss- I eln ls I LIMITED TIME OFFER 100% best offer. Located near Big GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd. FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au- FIRST PUBLIC ATION OF THIS E
berg, $165. (502)931-8101 R I FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS Lake RV Park 772-985-4620 Great for parts. $250. to, runs' good, $900. TICE.
640 stain POOL TABLE, old, slate, needs FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake- (863)675-3161 LaBelle 863-234-9901 or 234-9901. TIM PERLIODST SET FORTH INSEC-
less, 347 ma2", 5 shot, repair. $75.(863)4673051 OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa front Community of the NC HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C FORD F250 1997 (2) Power 70 WILEFLODA PRE
like new, $400 firm. VARMITTRAP: 12 x12 x 36. Aa met 0 Brand New Construction Blue Ridge Mtns. All works, Needs front end FO Fl2 1 n7t cdPower WBATE CODL WILL BE FOREVER
(772)461-8822 $25. 863-763-7161 905 1183sft.Asking$158K Dockable 90 miles of CHATTEAU: 2002, 311/ ft, ful- alignment. $700. StkeD Ex b/C, NOTWTSTANOINO THE TIME PERIOD
Business Places 910 MUSTISEL. (863)610-0219 Shoreline start $99,000. ly loaded, very good condi- (863)467-77214x4. Excellent condition. SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
'I iereo uiCommercial Call Now (800)709-LAKE. tion. $15,500. Call Frank $6000 each, (239)229-4900 FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
Ii0 Property 9-Ottavianoat863-517-1925. KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
Comercty l 915 NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with good, cold a/c. $1800 or GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto., DEATHoIS BARRED.
Condos/ old fish camp and 2/BR I r best offer. 863-634-1598 350 eng. Short wheel base. The date of frs publication of this notice
CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400 Townhouses Rent920 Daniel Boone Log Home Auc- septic permit, close to pub- NCLN MARK VII: '90 sorts Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C. is: May3rd, 2007
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex- watt's, Brand new in box. Farm Property tion Asheville, NC Sat. June lic boat ramp. $225,000.00 LINCOLN 2dARK airspis $3800. (863)610-0984 Signed onApril, 2007
celentrcoupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,RandellC. Done, Esquire
cellent condition. $250. $350. or best offer. Rent 925 9th 26 New Log Home Pack- Valleytown Realty TROLLING MOTOR- 67 lb all orig, good rubber, cold ac. TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD AttorneyforPersonalRepresentative
863-675-3944 Labelle (863)763-8797 House Rent 930 ages to be auctioned. Take thrust, 24 volt, Great White, $1500 863-447-1808 Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi. DOAE&DOoANE, A.
HEALTH FOOD JUGGERNAUTS 2 15" Land Rent 935 delivery up to one year. (800)632-2212 valleytown- completely rebuilt, $350 or .. Runs good $3800. Neg. n.,' ,,,. n
NATURE'SPANTRY MMATS In box. $1800 new, R ort Proprty 45 ckage include sub-floor, best offer (863)467-6960 LINCOLNTOWN CARnsm4, (863)697-8531 Evenings only "'1,.. .".
417 W.S. Park A Rent 945 logs, windows, doors, raft- Runs good. New transmis- Telephone:.(561) 656-0200
417WS.4Park Asking $1000 Roommate 950 ers, roofing, etc. Call NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to Mt I I sion. $1100. or best offer. TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab, PeCORNEJsentative
Call 863-467-1243 863-634-6476 Rooms to Rent 955 (800)766-9474. 10 acre tracts in last phase(863)357-3567After5pm no motor, $500 a6489Hgh441
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid KICKER 650SX AMP & 12" Storage Space FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on ofpui td u H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra MERCEDES 500SEL 1985, (863)484-0268 O ee, Flo34974
$400, asking only$125. Sb orlnnx391 CaSkingm$160,000. community with great view, 2HO. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,_ o09964 ON 5/9,16/2007
863276181 y Subwoofer, all new, in box, Rent 960 ig. lot, asking $160,000. treeswaterfall & large chrome. 2 addl. seats. New Runs good. $1500. or best TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
863never installed, 6 $400 863-763-5663. public lake nearby aved tires/battery. 18,500 mi. offer. 863-697-0251 Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
Paid $900. asking $400or -HANDYMAN SPECIAL- private access, $69,500 $8700.(863)467-2423 Police Impounds for Salel $300 or best offer
pbest Cheap, hurry, won't last! and up, call now HD FAT BOY- '02, Black & Honda Civic 1992 $500! (863)467-4566
Callnow! (866)789-8535. chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond. Chevy Pickup 1994 $5001 TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask- WEST PALM BEACH: 2br/2ba (954)290-0861 North Carolina Cool Moun- $13,500. Felda area Ford Mustang 1993 $900! Tundra, asking $500 or best
$300. 863-228-3203 ing$25(863)467-8924 Condo, great location, gated HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA tain Air, Views & Streams, (863)675-0823/673-7039 For listings all offer(863)673-3076
/pol<ofaeiis $199/mo! 6BR/4BA Foreclo- Homes, Cabins & Acreage. HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,o U i 4
$1200/mo. 561-662-4563 sure! $215/mol Available FREE BROCHURE Excellent condition. $1000. PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba- A MPRESORS )0 Now! 5% dw, 20 yrs @8% 800)642-5333. Realty Of (863)634-5421 needs work. $1000.
.guette) Certified appraisal AIR COMPRESSORS (3) 2 --apr For Listings murphy 317 Peachtree St. HONDA MAGNUM, 83, runs, 561-902-7149 CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
1110. Asking $900. Electric, 1 Portable. Askingl3R/2AForeclosure! (800)366-9783 Ext 5760. Murphy, N.C. 289 0 mins ood
(863)357-3567 After5pm (863)69775 will sep04 $32,000 Only $278/Mo NEED TOSELLFAST? (863)697-0398 5 spd. w/CC,w/CD & tape miles, needs minor body
(863)697-9704 NEED T(8)-95pwCSC&a work $2500 (863)467-0627
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds & 5% down 20 years @ 8% I buy houses. Cash, terms or SMOKY MOUNTAIN & LAKE- HONDA SHADOW VT600'03, player. New 9-2e amps. CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84 New
2 Onyx) Have certified ap- BENCH LATHE,. 4" chuck, 36" apr. Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For take over payments. Rapid FRONT LUXURY CONDOS 1 Owner, female, 17K mis., $50 (86)5 C K B '4
praisal. $1550. Asking long & all tooling tool, like listings (800)366-9783 Ext debt relief. (954)290-0861 Exclusive agents for Har- Excellent condition. Blue. VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs motor, Trans. & gears. al sk-
$1100. (863)357-3567 nd. $400 5853. OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, CBS, rCrst & RiverSton Re- $3800 neg. (772)215-0316 starter, $900 or best offer. in $2500. Neg. Call Patrck
$1100.3(863)3 7 n nOKEECHOBEE-3br,2a sort & Spa. Prices from (863)81-380(863)301-0401
RING- Size 7 (8 lolite stones, (863)675-6178 A SPRING SPECIAL on 5 acres, w/barn, near $234,900 to $569,900. MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- 01-HRYSLE PACIFICA 890
48 diamonds) Certified ap- DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole Waterfront, Clean & Quiet, schools & airport, only 2 mi (800)628-9073, River- Stand up, single. Call for In- h 'CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04,
praisal for $920. Asking Shooter, $600 new, sell for Okeechobee Nicest. From from town. Asking $390,000 or Harbor- fo. $1500. (863)467-8292 Well maintained, loaded.
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p $300 firm (772)807-0541 $750. mo. (772)215-0010 Contact Laura SUZUKI C9 '05 1500cc$1290(29)293270
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless Like BASSWOOD- Brand New (863)6346113 TENNESSEE- NORRIS LAKE w/less than 3k mi., leather CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4, JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '94,
new, used 1 time for 3 3/2/2, $1200/mo, 1st, & sec OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on 1/2 lots, cabins & condos saddlebags, sissy bar & full needs rear end work, runs needs tires, but runs good.
hours. Paid $600, Asking Dep. Will consideran option to acre. Completely renovated, available. Luxurious, rustic windshield, $8500. great, clear title, $800. $2000.863-447-1808
new. $30. (863)467 -8681 $400. (863)697-9704 buy. (772)216-4873 New 40 year roof, new A/C, setting. Investment rentals (863)763-1106 Iv. msg. (863)674-5752 evenings
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES- BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba new dry wall, new carpet, or year- round living. TRIUMPH CHOPPER, Older, FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical home in Basswood Estates. new kitchen, new water sys- www.TheWillowsAtTwin- $2500 or best offer, block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
hiomein Bso E stat7C:A:ete. $165 ews. 00 0
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank, $900. mo. + sec. d & tem. New Bathrooms. Sherry Shope, 863 674-0898 or 5" upstacks. Runs great.
$370 orsep (561)676-0427 ref's. Call (786)417-213 165,000. (863)824-6112 Gables & Gates, Realtors (863)517-1019 $1000. (863)634-0305 RADING A
/ TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman BHR- 3br, ~ OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- (800)488-9191. g FORD EXPLORER XLT, '99, NEWSl MAKES
LSR 2412,A3hp, 10",$250. $ 1000m Mo+ sSe $ -V6, good cond., 2 new tires, YOUAMORE INFORMED
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med- (863)801-3890 $1000. mo. + $447-08500. Sc.r FTL67663 Call for appointment e air bags, 4 dr, keyless entry, AND INTERESTING
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med- ep. (863)763-2461 4$5995- (239)250-8780 PRSON.
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!" 1863-634-1606 P (67 3-2GO CART, as-is. $300(239)250-8780PERSON.
Immaculate, used very little on HUD HOMESI 4BR/2BA PALM HARBOR HOMES 30th LAKESHORE RESORT-LAKE (863)234-1073 GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
r peaonlyPaid y $5000, taskig o H H t 4R/2B ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag- for 2 wheel drive pick up or nmppe
only. Paid $863-357-5988000, asking ARCADE- Stand up, mortal $199/mo Stop Renting 5% Huge Discounts, Easy Fi- es on Lake Placid, 300' white GO CART, large, one sweater, sell for $1500. "* fmm*Plparf
only$1000. 863-357-5988 Kombat. Good cond. Good dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr. nancing, 0% Down when you sand beach, dock & addl. wit oil cage & 5hp motor, (863)635-1096Frostproof
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy, screen & sound. Set on free 5R/3BA Fore0closure own land. Hurry while this amenities. Call (863)441-2659 $500 or best offer. i Il
pops up to help you get up play $600. (863)673-3513 $817/mo! For Listings offerlasts!! (800)622-2832. Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals (863)467-8849 *
from chair. Paid $99. Asking NITRO TRUCK: SAVAGE 25 (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. HARBOR HOMES Cer- also avail. Call (863)465-2135 GO CART, "Thunder Cart" 5 hp DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
$30. 863-763-7584 hpi, Gas powered w/remote. IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br., fed Modular & Mobile Home Briggs & Stratton, Perfect BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram, neck, 7x12, double axle.
New Power Wheelchairs, Lifted w/Bigger Tires & 2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last, Specialists. Call for FREE condition. $475. 6.5 bed, asking $150. $2500 (863)697-2032
Scooters, ABSOLUTELY Rims. $400. 863-357-8788 sec. dep. & refs. Call for more Color Brochures (863)261-1750. (863)697-0328
NO COST TO YOU! ACT NOW info. Call Barry 772-216-1461 (800)622-2832. HONDA RANCHER ES 2004, DODGE INTREPID '98, For SETRAILo R: 1997,
Call Toll Free: 877-875-9717poa Indian Hammock, 1800 sq. WLow hours. Excellent condi- parts, everything is good ex- Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
Call ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn, tion. $2500. or best offer. cept motor. $600 (863)673-6005
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last (863)675-6568 (863)634-6235
Companion w/Lift. ReeseOIRTDEVIL VAC CLEANER HENRY COUNTY: 5 & 10f $ m 1 UTILITY TRAILER-.'06, Open,
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask E Y Oe TedY id RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for DODGE RAM 50 1989 For UT AIER-'0 Ope
hitch ready. $1500 neg. swivel glide, easy push, 7 forJudy acre blocks. Deed restricted, ATV S400E Ner. fo r ts.E$200.1(86384-46 5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
$20neg(863)673-3076 Never Rent AgiainI Buy, 863-673-2794f or more info. Cl 25x8x12, back 25x10x12.63)357-5773
( 3( 7v A3 o3 Off of '08 Super Duty Ford
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,000! 5% OKEE., 5.5 ac., SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06, Crew Cab King Ranch) F. UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
AIRLINES ARE HIRING down 20years 8%. HUD Vacant, beautiful oaktrees,2 150c, aWo w/reverse. (863)697-0328 2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
Train for high paying Avia- PAYING BEST PRICES Homes Available! For listings buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac. 150c w/reverse1 ($300 takes it! Ask for Char-
ion Maintenance Career SCRAP GOLD, SILVER & (800)366-9783 Ext5796. can be separated. Located in $1200. (863)673-2314 FORD 302MOTOR- High out- lie (863)612-5676
FAA approved program. Fi- UNWANTED JEWELRY Edwards ubdivision.Asking SUZUKI SAMURAI BUGGY put, runs good, $600 or best
ELLTT'S PAWN Nice remodeled 3/2 CBS $175K. Neg. MUST SELL, '87, Runs great, tractor tires, offer (863)983-2255 UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
nancial aid if qualified Job ELLIOTT'S PAWN Intown, near Blue Heron. a duty, 5 x 8, with ra63)35-575
placement assistance. 419 W.S. Park appraised for $190K. Indiantown lwbr/1hbm$750/mo. $2200( 954)5445-6383 or FUEL TANK: 110 gal, (863)357-5754 mp. $625.
CALL Aviation Institute of Call 863-763-5553 Aplication, lease, FL&S. (863)610-0219 1 Room Cottage $490/mo. (863)7638609shape, steel, good shape no
M a i n9 oe nan c e A 863-763-5373 tlities 32 RV/BA $490/smo.pncylc YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660, '02, leaks, fits in back of pickup
(888)349-5387.ri Single Occupanc y 44 ITP Rims & Tires, runs truck. $100. (863)697-9704
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE eOKEEdlnau c.ndr C/ noea t s reenSlst,last&sec. A4ncg City 8great,71 $3300. HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford FORD AEROSTAR'94-AC, low
from home. Medical, c busi-,porchlcarport,-1250 + 1st, BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. W)Van, new in box. $75. miles, good condition,
nessparalegalcomomputers 0 2558659 WESTERN NORTH CAROLI: OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, in RV YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02- 561-633-1371 $1800 (863)467-8318
criminal justice. Job place- ----NA MTS FREE Color Bro- Park, living room, kitchen, ITP tires & rims, winch, new MUSTANG- '95, Parting out. |
ment assistance. Financial OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg chure & Information Florida room, furnished. Pool brakes, just serviced, $5000 Ground effects, spoiler
aid and computer provided if Christmas Trees 745 yard, inside city limits, $900. MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES & laundry avail. Adult, gated (863)357-7075 $1400. for all or will sell for
i1 1i1i,-1d Call Farm Equipment 805 mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo. with Spectacular views, comm. Non smkg env, no Pub. arts(863674-0467
(866)858-2121 www.Onli- Farm Feed/Products810 sec.dep. (863)990-3294 Homes, Cabins, Creeks, & pets. $800/mo. & electric. parts. (863)674-0467 Farm Miscellaneous 815 Investment Acreage. $200 non refundable deposit. REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran- A A
Farm Produce 820CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN Ref'srequired. (863)467-0455 TRAVEL TRAILER:'88, Hi-Lo, gler, black, good shape, $75
$7CI5.ULAR CELL PHONE, flat, F(863)4673051arm Services GMAC REAL ESTATE... TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very 27', good condition, BHR 863674-0898 or
$75.(863)467-3051 O ered 825 cherokeemountainreal- Clean. Fully furnished. 2br area. $2500 negotiable or 863)517-1019
CORRUGATED BOXES- Ap- Farm Supplies/ ~BRAND NEW OFFICES~ Call for free bro- 2.5ba,DWMH,FLRm., trade.863-763-4475 RE-CAP TIRES
prox. 1000. 15x10x10. ,67 Services Wanted 830 West Side of New Courthouse chure (800)841-5868. Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac- (2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
per box. Minimum of 10 per Fertilizer 835 Hurry! Only a Few Left Automobiles
sale. (863)465-4213 Horses 8.40 (863)467-0831 Coastal GA! 119 Acres- cess $1200/mo+ 1st &sec. ber, $175 for both or will sell
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS Supplies 845 Mature pines, abundant r RIMS & TIRES-17", 5 lug,
children, etc. Only one signa- Lawn & Garden 850 wildlife, black rail fencing. H asking $400 (863)673-2314 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR
ture required! *Excludes Livestock 855 Long road frontage, 1 OKEECHOBEECOUNTY, FLORIDA
govt. fees! Call weekdays Paultry/Supplies 860 utilities. Potential to subdl- U ..-... --- RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15 x PROBATEDOISION
(800)462-2000, ext.600. Seed/Plant/ 865vide. Excellent financing. 6, fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug FileNo.2007-c
LLC. Established 1977.r 1163. MOBILE HOME: Ouet 55+ RIMS, low profile, 4 lug, off of INRE:ESTATEOF
MASSAGE SPA: Portable, COLORADO RANCH SALE 35 Community Park Model. Honda Civic, $250. DonIsJANLANoiS
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call I I AC- $36,900 Easy Access, 321-459-2777/863-467-2600 (863)801-4635 Deceosod
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm sunset views. All utilities, 31-4- STEEL WHEELS (4): White- NOTICETOCREDITORS
orleavemessage. HORSE TRAILER,'91 Goose- surveyed. Financing OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, setup wall, 225. $150 for all. Thadmintoraonof theestateof DORs
WANTED: 10 HOMES To neck, needs some body available. Call owner today! in park, needs some work has 863-528-4444 JEAN LANDIS,deceased, whosedate
Show Off Our New Lifetime work, floor good cond., (866)696-5263x2595. had work done, with 2 sheds. SUPER SWAMPER IROCofdeathwasJUNES,2005,a nd
Exterior Paint. Call Now to $1500 neg. (863)201-3492 ESCAPE FLORIDA'S HIGH $5000 neg. (863)261-4363 36x14x16. Good buggy tires. endocirace5rtfer is-i
omqities QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs COSTS! Lake Access from OKEECHOBEE, FSBO 3br, 1 $175 or best offer. chobeet, Foddauns P, F aDivd- P
(Lic8 CC0 0111)547. old, great disposition. Comes .' $49,900 Dockable Lake- 3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can (863)763-2476 Northweotseconddtres t Ofhechsbee

w(8 0 0 )C 10 8o mrat di s s to n Csh fro nt fro m $ 1 9 4 ,9 0 0 E xc lu h ave u p to 3 h ead of lIvesto c k T IR E S 3 0 5 /6 5 / 1 7 P ro C o in Cauntyo n do 034 72.
em SORREL GELDING: Green eAlabama. Featuring got- REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn, 4 f8or $750. Call oontaw.vesetomeorooeltorthbe-
broke, very gentle, $500. ed entrance, paved roads, many extras, new CA/Heat, 40' To AII (863)697-6257 Alcreditorseofthedecodentandother
ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined (863)673-0066 clubhouse, boat launch, decked screen rm, 40' carport, TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15. s havngclams or demands
case. Made in Italy by Themost important marina, underground 12x12 shed w/W&D, In adult TIESGood c4 Dtondition. $100. copyof thisnoticeisrequiredobeha
G8r6e36c7h-1530 $125 I 20 minutesofyourday utilities and estate-size par- park on rim canal $25,000. $500 Police Impounds!Cars (863)763-8797 CGtaeG mst this
(863)467-1530 els in park like setting. No 863-357-1784 From $500 Tax Repos, AFTER THE TIME OF TE
C.Ii.TflM RIIII T IIITAR is the time spent read- time requirement to start -, Marshal and IRS sales! Cars, TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great FIRSTPULICATIONOFTIoFTICE

CABINET: 77"Tx 42" 2 BUSH HOG: 6ftneeds some ingwifhyourchildfromf building: Excellent financ- ruemI 0 Itvs, uyUmore !i F or onFord,$300..CasL fR AYAFtEHu
solid doors & shelf, $350' or work. $100. 863-675-1816eIng available. NEW PHASE Recreation Honda's, Chevy's, morel For on Ford, $300. Call Lewis SERCESOFACOPYOFTHISNOTICE
d o 8 birth to agenine. S Call (800)425-1730 (863)763-8414 ONTHEM.
best offer(561)633-1371 DIESEL TRACTOR 180 Mas RELEASE THE OAKS SAT- All other creditors of the decedent and
UMibal d b DIESEL TRACTOR. $0 Mas-. URDAY, MAY 19, 2007 Call 2 1t. TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like otherpersonshaving claims orde-
DRUMS: Gibraltar db bass seFergusomnds against decedents est ate must
pedRUMS:Gibratarndbss, soyFerguson7 $250to schedule your tour Acura Integra 1994 $7001 Po- -new for Large Pick Up. filetheirclaimswiththiscourtWITHIN
cypedmbal, 4 b oom stands, 6 MWR Sw3- i4-76 4 (888)525-3725 X.2521 lice Impounds for Sale! Hon- $175. (863)357-5754 3MONTHSAFTERTHEOATEOFTHE
MOWR. Boats 3005 da Civic 1992 $5 lMoreFIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
cymbals & muchmorel MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull | Toy- Boats 3005 da Civic 1992 $500! More TURBO 350- with 203 Trans- ALLCLAIMS5OTFILEDWITHTHETIME
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132 behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat- ROOMMATE WANTED lor Hicks our newest lot Campers/RVs 3010 Cars available Now, For list- trcase, $300 or best PER IETE I
PIANO- Baldwin Console with ton, runs great, used 24 hrs. to share2br/2ba, outsideof owner will be on hand to Jet Skis 3015 Ings Call (800)366-9813 x fer(863)697-3094 733.702OFTHEFLORIDAPROBATE
bench. Good condition. $500 neg. 8636751816 LaBelle. References required, greet appointment holders Marine Aooessorits3020 9275 COEWLLEFOREVERBARRE.
-5360_CallI863Y517U1518Eon_5/19/07._NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
$300. (863)467-5360 PRESSURE WASHER: Camp- Call 863-517-1518 on 5/19/07.$ Marine Miscellaneou 3025 CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs, Ft $300. (863)634-7706 TO (2)YEARS ORCMORE AFTER
I i I*I bellHausfeld, 1750PS.$50 i l Escape to the Mountains Sat. Motorcycles 3030 Needs brakes'& exhaust THE ECEoENTSATEOF DEATHIS
firm 863-357-0354 or June 2nd Special one day prt Vhes/ATV 3035 work. Top needs minor re- WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa, DARRED.
Savings. Explore this coem- pair. $2000. (863)673-3513 16" fits 88 -.97 Dually. $450. Thedatofirstpblcationsofthisenotice
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot 610-0754 OKEECHOBEE Furnlshed Rm. unity of mountain home- 3-284444 s My 9r, sen07.
of access. Nice ood stand. RIDING LAWN MOWER, Single occupancy,. $140/week sites in North Carolina. Call CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th 6- wI MA PENNING
$400 (302)634-2378 or af- Craftsman, LT1 00,17.5hp, plus deposit, utilities Included. fordetails (866)9305263. Anniv. Ed., 50k mi., t-tops, i I0 I 622 UFFALO RO AD
ter5 at (302)357-3092 42" cut, new, mower deck, (863)467-0771 lon 5//M LOWE: M 14nou Mtl blacked out windows, new I Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
bi6llm.(863)763-737603GA/ BordertHugeASLUM LOWE h14'/A le bae oui ndsows neW t$
BLOODHOUND/RED BONED $600. (863)763-7376 GA/FL Border Huge Savings! New tires & wheel bearings; tires, $9000. (863)357-1733 CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for COLLINS,BROWN, CALDWELL,
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great RIDING MOWER Murra '03, 23.55 AC, only $99,900 15hp, mercy, MK troll mtr. DODGE INTREPID: 1996, parts or repair, needs steer- BARKE&DAo AGLIATD
aair,_(s 20 C trtng6 2 0Antomes for Personal Representative
nose, $250 (863)763-0356 42" cut, 500go nna (was $124,900) Coastal re- $2000 neg. 863-224-5017 great shape. Moving, must Ing column, $700 7566ECHLANBOULEVARD
nose, $ (8)(863)983-4940 i gion. Wooded, loaded w/ sell.$1500 863-302-4001 (863)983-2255 VEROBEACH, FL 32963
CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male, (863)983-4940 OKEE.- Duplex, 1/1 all new, wildlife. Easy drive to St. OUTBOARD MOTOR, 15hp Telselleph $150.86330240one: (772)24343
9 wks. old. $230. RIDING MOWER: Murray, $750/mo. MOBILE HOME- Simons Island! Subdivision Johnson, just been redone, FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4 CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine, Janetcarnecroom
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb 18/ HP, 46" twin cut, new 2/1, Furn., $650/mo. Exc potential! CALL NOW runs like new, $525. cyl, 80K original miles. flat bed, on Blazer frame, Fdr o.128775
LaBelle area. blades. $400. 863-763-6073 cond. 55+ (561)202-7702 (800)898-4409 X 1178. 863-763-9998 $1000. (305)731-7111 $1000 (863)484-0268 209943 ON 5/9.,16/2007

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