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Publication Date: May 18, 2007
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Briefs


DARE graduation
slated for May 18
Area school children will
take part in DARE graduation
ceremonies planned for Friday,
May 18, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., from 10 a.m. until
noon.
There will also be a K-9
demonstration, as well as other
fun events for the children.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the exueme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently implement-
ed an interactive option on their
web site at www.sfwmd.gov
that allows residents to enter
their zip code to find the water
restrictions for their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be dosed
due to low water levels.
The locks will remain closed
until the water levels come
backup.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.

Drought Index
Current: 551
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bumn Ban: Countywide

Lake levels

9.34 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ...... 11-13
Comics . . . . . .10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .11
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV .............. 12
Weather .......... .2
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Cop to women: Be aware!


Men follow
women to cars
in parking lots

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
'IWo men have been banned
from returning to a downtown
Okeechobee business in connec-
tion with their reportedly accost-
ing women as they walked to
their vehicles.
In one incident, two men
actually tried to get in a vehicle
occupied by a 31-year-old Okee-
chobee woman and her 10-year-
old daughter.
After a third incident at one of
these two businesses, the police
were called and actually found


the two men. Although neither
could be arrested, they were tres-
passed from the property. One of
the men is 34 years of age, while
the other is 57.
The detective said neither
man had a driver's license or
photo ID.
"What they did isn't actually
breaking the law, because we
don't know their intent," said
Detective Bettye Taylor of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment. "They were only scaring
women."
That may be somewhat of an
understatement.
"We came out and got in the
car and as my daughter shut her
door I see a shadow," she said in
a recent telephone interview. "As
I tried to shut my door this older
Hispanic man tried to grab my,


door. The younger Hispanic man
was on my daughter's side and
she was screaming. After I got
the car started I pulled forward. I
looked back and he was still
standing there.
"I was too gullible and I didn't
pay a lot of attention," she said.
The victims interviewed for
this story asked that their identity
not be released for fear of
reprisal.
According to Detective Taylor,
paying attention is just what
women should do to protect
themselves.
"You need to be very aware of
your surroundings," she said. "If
you're uncomfortable, move
from your location and move to
where there are more people."
And physically confronting
the men would be the last thing a


SES: Talent Show


.. .. Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary School students (in no particular order) Andee Garcia, Taylor Ham-
mack, Savannah 'Goggans, Caitlin Sheffield, Alyssa Coleman, Chandler Varnadore and
Madysun Causier were in Jazzin' sequined style during their dance performance at the
SES talent show on Tuesday, May 15.


South Elementary School students of the Red Hot Chili Steppers (left to right) T.T. Harp-
er, Jakayla Moore, Queara Moore and Gilbresha Pickens did a step and dance routine
at the SES talent show on Tuesday, May 15.


Chamber Coffee Klatch

discuss upcoming events


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce met at Kib's Fish
Camp's Thursday for their monthly
coffee klatch and to discuss
upcoming events in Okeechobee.
Breakfast was served outside
under the chickee where everyone
could gather and listen to the
peaceful sounds of water and
birds. Kib's is located at 5430 U.S.
441 S.E.
According to the property man-
ager Kurt Anderson, there were
only eight trees in the camp when
they bought it. It now offers lush
scenic pathways and flower gar-
dens throughout the park and a
fishing dock on the Rim Canal.
Among the events discussed by
Chamber members was the fourth
annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic
Trail (LOST) Ride-Run-Walk on Sat-
urday, May 19, at 8 a.m. Welcome
and orientation/registration begins
at 7 a.m. at Scott Driver boat ramp,
S.R. 78W.
Registration for adults is $15,
children 10 and under $10. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Okeechobee
Rotary scholarship fund and
Martha's House.


For additional information con-
tact Jim Mclnnes at (863) 763-
3101.
There will be a cracker bar-
beque and dance at the historic
Pearce Homestead, located in east-
ern Highlands County at the corner
of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721 on Satur-
day, May 19, from 3 until 7 p.m.
Contact Loisa Kerwin at (863)
462-0025 for additional informa-
tion.
A Memorial Day bike rally will
be held at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, May
26, and Sunday, May 27, from 9
a.m. until 9 p.m. For additional
information, contact (863) 634-
8980 or (863) 634-4151.
The good habits and old spirits
fourth annual putt-putt golf tourna-
ment for the KOA kid camp will be
held at the KOA on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 28. Tee time is at 2
p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2734.
Contact the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464 for infor-
mation about any of the above
events.
Postyouropinionsinthe Public
IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
ReporterChaunaAguilar may be
reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


woman should do.
"Two against one isn't good
odds," said Detective Taylor of
the above incident. "Do not con-
front them physically, that's the
worst thing you can do unless
you're properly trained in self
defense. Even then it probably
isn't a good idea."
A few days later, a 21-year-old
Okeechobee woman was leaving
a downtown Okeechobee busi-
ness carrying four, 1-gallon jugs
of water. As she got to her car on
that bright afternoon a man
began to approach her. He kept
telling he could help her.
"I kept telling him no, but he
kept coming," she said. "I was
getting loud because I was
scared and he didn't back away.
He never backed down and kept
coming at me."


Luckily for her, another man
stepped in between her and the
approaching Hispanic male and
told him she didn't want his help.
At this point, the man turned and
walked away.
"It was weird because he
waited until I opened my car
door (before he offered help),"
she added. "The only thing I
could think of doing was hitting
him with a water jug."
But, according to the detec-
tive, her getting loud was just the
thing to do.
"The biggest thing to do is call
attention to yourself so that
someone will come to your aid,"
said Detective Taylor.
For the first lady, the incident
was especially frightening
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Foster Parent Appreciation Month
Mayor James Kirk (left) presented a proclamation supporting Foster Parent Apprecia-
tion Month to be the month of May to Rossana Gonzalez, (right) foster care recruiter
from the Hibiscus Children's Center which serves the entire Treasure Coast, Including
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties by providing services to fight
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because the man who tried to get
in her four-door pickup truck
actually put his face against the
window on the driver's side door.
"The young man had hold of
my daughter's door and was try-
ing to get in," she recalled of the
incident that happened around
8:30 p.m. "I had just shut my door
and locked it when she screamed
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man had his face plastered on my
window and his hand on my
door. My husband had to wash
the man's face print off the win-
dow."
She added that the men were
speaking Spanish, and even
though her daughter was scream-
ing no one heard her.
"There were people in the
parking lot but they didn't hear
us," she continued. "My daughter
screamed but I didn't. Also, the
windows were up. I only wanted
to get out of there."
Detective Taylor said both men
are homeless and while one


speaks English, the older man
speaks only Spanish.
Besides her other advice,
Detective Taylor urged victims to
not wait until after they reached
the safety of their home or office
to call law enforcement.
"People need to call us at the
scene. If they wait, it's too late -
they're gone," she said. "Ninety-
nine percent of the people have
cell phones and can call 9-1-1. If
they call us immediately it gives us
an idea of what we're looking for
and what's happening. Also, we
can get officers there more quick-
ly."


For the 31-year-old mother,
she was thankful about one thing
- she was glad her 4-year-old
son wasn't with her.
"By the time I would have
buckled him into the car seat,
they probably would have gotten
him," she said.
When asked, she said she still
shops at the same business but
not alone.
"I still go there, but only when
somebody's with me," she said.
For more information on what
to do in these types of incidents,
contact Detective Taylor at (863)
763-5521.


Community Events


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Considerable cloudiness with isolated shoWers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind Will be from the
northwest at 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
evening. The low will be in the lower 60s. The wind will be from the
northeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny and breezy with the high in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to
20 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly clear with the low in the mid 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
Monday: Partly sunnywith the high in the mid 80s.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
TUtesday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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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, commis-
sioner of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call
Joe Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrens at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.

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

U.S.A.C.E. starts new lock schedule
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Due to low water levels the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin a new lock
schedule on the WP. Franklin and St. Lucie locks on the Okee-
chobee Waterway, effective Tuesday, May 22.
The Franklin and St. Lucie Locks will lock boats through only at
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with one lockage in each direction. The locks at
Ortona, Moore Haven and Port Mayaca will continue to provide
lockage on an unrestricted basis, between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Conditions will be evaluated on a weekly basis.
Additional information concerning Lake Okeechobee, the Okee-
chobee Waterway and related Navigation Bulletins may be obtained
on the Jacksonville District web site at
http://www.sau.usace.army.mil, and linking to the Navigation sec-
tion; or, by calling (904) 232-2236.
This lock schedule will be in effect until further notice.


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Obituaries


Sandra Jones
Sandra Jones, 56, of Okee-
chobee, died May 16, 2007, in
Okeechobee. Mrs. Jones was
born June 24, 1950, in St. Louis,
Mo. to Toby and Ruby Holderfield.
She was a secretaryat New Hori-
zons. Mrs. Jones came to Okee-
chobee from Arnold, Mo. in 1990.
She was of the
Baptist faith.
She served on
the Code
Enforcement
Board and
Licensing for
the City of ai,
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Jones
married Ray Sandra
Jones in 1990. Jones
She liked to
attend yard sales, auctions and
find seashells on Fort Myers
beach. Her favorite thing was to
spend time with her fam ily.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in
death by her former husband,
Kenneth P. Schierhoff; and, her
father Toby Holderfield.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Ray Jones; mother, Ruby
Holderfield; son, Kenneth M.
(Mary) Schierhoff of Arnold, Mo.;
two daughters, Tamera (Tom)
Jones of Okeechobee and Sami
Jones of Okeechobee; five grand-
daughters, Angelina, Christina,
Sarah, Victoria, and Karina; and,
brother, Russell Holderfield of
Barnhart, Mo.
Visitation will be from 10 until
noon on Saturday, May 19, 2007,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will follow at
noon Saturday, May 19, 2007, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery with Pastor Larry Kilgo-
re of Okeechobee Church of God
officiating.


Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
William Warren Webb
William Warren Webb, 72, of
Okeechobee and Fort Pierce died
May 15, 2007, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center. Mr.
Webb was born March 9,1935, in
Okeechobee to Nathan and Essie
Webb. He worked as a laborer in
various farms and groves. Mr.
Webb also lived in Fort Basinger
for a time. He was of the Baptist
faith.
Mr. Webb is survived by three
brothers, Marion Webb of Okee-
chobee, JC Webb of Fort Pierce
and Jimmy Webb of St. Peters-
burg; and, several nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held
at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007,
at Basinger Cemetery with Pastor
Larry Kilgore officiating.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second Street, Okee-
chobee.
Earlene Frances Davis
Earlene Frances Davis, 62, died
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at her
residence. Born Dec. 12, 1944, in
Kinard, she had been a lifetime
resident of Okeechobee and
enjoyed fishing, yard sales, shop-
ping and was a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Maylon Davis; mother,
Odee Hawthorne; and, brother,


Buddy Hawthorne.
Mrs. Davis is survived by sons,
Russell Davis of Okeechobee, and
Floyd (Kristy) Davis; daughters,
Virginia Steele, Sharon (Mike)
Connah, and Patricia (Randy) Mil-
ner; grandchildren, Todd Hawes,
Randall Milner, Beth Hawes,
Shannon Milner, Amanda Con-
nah, Richard Steele, Scott Steele,
Alicia Burks, Christopher Beloff,
Michael Beloff, and Colt Davis;
and, great-grandchildren, Gage
Hawes, Haley Hawes, Cammryn
Hawes, and Emily Clay, all of
Okeechobee.
Visitation will be Saturday, May
19, 2007, from 4 until 7 p.m. and
services on Sunday, May 20, 2007
at 10 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Donna Kay Conrad
Donna Kay Conrad, 42, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
May 16, 2007, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal in Okeechobee. Born Nov. 26,
1964, in Okeechobee, she was a
lifetime resident, member of the
Missionary Baptist Church and
loved going to the ARC.
She is preceded in death by her
father, Clarence Lavern Conrad.
She is survived by her mother,
Patsy Conrad; brother, Jesse
(Shannon) Conrad; sister, Pamela
Lamb; nephews, Travis Conrad,
Justin Conrad, and Tanner Con-
rad; and, nieces, Madison Lamb
and Savannah Burdeshaw all of
Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Friday,
May 18, 2007, from 4 until 6 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel and graveside services
will be held Saturday, May 19,
2007, at Evergreen Cemetery at 10


a.m. with Pastor Noah Taylor offi-
ciating.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
William Carl Dupper
William Carl Dupper, 89, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, May
15, 2007, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. Born April 21,
1918, in Colorado, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 54
years, Laura Dupper of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Elsie Barker of
Colorado, and Ruth Hallauer of
California. In addition, he is sur-
vived by a host of nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be held Satur-
day, May 19, 2007, from I until 2
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel followed by a memorial
service at 2 p.m. with Chaplin
Gene Roddenberry officiating.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Lorena B. Hiller
Lorena B. Hiller, 101, formerly
of Okeechobee, died May 16,
2007, in South Carolina. Mrs.
Hiller was born Dec. 3, 1905, to
Alanzo and Rhoda Arnold. She
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hiller is survived by her
sister, Wanda G. Young Hazell of
South Carolina; and, niece, Mary
Jane Sturwold of South Carolina.
Entombment will take place
Monday, May 21, 2007, at South-
ern Memorial Park in Miami.
All arrangements are entrusted,
to the care of Bass Okeechobee -
Funeral Home and Crematory,
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SALES TAX: I understand that due to the real estate boom, proper-
ty taxes are a burden. But I really feel that is something each county
should deal with on its own. The small, rural counties cannot raise
enough in sales tax to make up the difference. Who would want to
live here with cuts in police protection, fire protection and ambulance
service? We only have the bare minimum of these services now. I
understand the snowbirds are complaining because they don't get
homestead exemption on their vacation homes. It's hard to have a lot
of sympathy for people who have two homes when there are so many
who can't even afford one. If some counties have property tax that is
too high and they are collecting more than they need to run basic
services, the voters there need to put pressure on their county com-
missioners to lower the ad valorem taxes for that county. But in Okee-
chobee County, the taxes are only covering very basic services. If it
weren't for the money we get from the landfill, we would really be in
trouble.

CONSOLIDATION: Once upon a time in Okeechobee, really twice
I think, it was proposed to consolidate the city and county services.
We have two law enforcement offices city and county and one
jail, county. We have two fire departments city and county; we
have two code enforcement departments; two commissions or coun-
cils; and how much other duplication of services. Several cities in sur-
rounding counties have had the sheriff's office take over their law
enforcement to save money. Maybe it's time to rethink why we need
all these double services and reconsider consolidation as a way to
make tax dollars go further.

SAVINGS? If I remember correctly, the idea of consolidating the
city and county governments to save money on duplication of servic-
es has been brought up and shot down twice in the past 30 years or
so. The last time the subject was considered, there was a straw vote
on it, during one of the elections. The residents of the city limits voted
overwhelmingly in favor of consolidation, but those outside the city
limits voted against it. At the time, the city residents had their own city
water and sewer system, which was deeply in debt. The county voters
did not want to have to share that debt. However, since that vote the
Okeechobee Utility Authority was created and it assumed the city's
water and sewer plant debt. So that barrier to consolidation is gone.
Perhaps it is time to bring it up again. Consolidating the road depart-
ments, fire departments, police and sheriff's departments, etc. might
save the taxpayers some money. Certainly it would be something to
think about.

RECYCLING: I wish the county was more serious about recycling.
After I clean and save aluminum, paper, plastic and glass and trans-
port it to county recycling, I find completely full bins with no, place but
the ground to put my recyclables. Also the bins mandate all alu-
minum, glass and plastics to be put together. If there were separate
bins for each the public would help sort it.

BASSWOOD: Concerning Basswood, why doesn't someone paint
a B under the large plastic B so that when the large B is removed a
painted B will still remain? Maybe consider changing the name.

MOBILE HOMES: In the March 15 paper, there is an article in Speak
Out about Senator Alexander helping people that live in mobile
homes. I am a senior citizen who lives in a 31-year-old mobile home
with no family to help with repairs. Could you explain a little more
about how I can apply for help or some kind of grant to get things
done on my mobile home?
Editor's Note: There seems to be some confusion about the Man-
ufactured Housing and Mobile Home Mitigation and Enhancement
Program backed by Sen. Alexander. The funding for $15 million in
2007 is to help mobile home owners strengthen their homes for hur-
ricanes. The money is not for general repairs.

HISTORY: I see in the paper where we are celebrating Mexican
holidays and Black History Month. When are we going to be able to
put in the paper the meaning of Sons of the Confederacy and when
can we celebrate our Southern heritage? It's not hatred. It's history.

PAINT: This is regarding the sign at Basswood always losing its B. 1
lived in West Palm Beach in a village that always had letters taken
from the sign until someone got smart and painted the sign instead of
putting up the letters. This is one cure.

REALITY: How true it is that we no longer have a peaceful, little
cow town. The reality came home to me on Tuesday, May 15. My hus-
band and I were both away from the house. Upon returning I discov-
ered my Charlie Brown orchid had been taken off my front screened
porch. I guess the person could not resist the temptation. I hope you
take good care of it. I would never have thought someone would steal
a plant. I live in the Garden of Eden but lest we forget, there was also a
snake there.

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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
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 infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for per-
sons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 357-3053.

Saturday
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 business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, con-
tact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
KIwanIs Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-
2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9a.m. until noon.
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 GroupHospice 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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open 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.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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 8 p.m.


Letters to the Editor


Repeal gun law
It's absolutely horrible to learn
that an armed lunatic has shot so
many totally helpless victims at a
place of learning again. Blame it
on guns, the anti-gunners cry
wrongly.
Europe, with draconian gun
laws unlike America, has experi-
enced this in France, Germany,
Netherlands and, closer to home,
Canada. Each of these countries is
very proud of their Gun Free
School Zone laws.
Think back for a moment for
yourselves when this was hap-
pening over in Israel. Cowardly


madman killers there like what
is happening to us now took
advantage of unarmed school
killing fields, before killing them-
selves. Israel put a complete stop
to this murderous activity. How,
you ask? They simply allowed
qualified teachers, staff and adult
students to be armed.
If you really want to stop
school shootings in America,
immediately repeal the well inten-
tioned but totally wrong No Gun
School Zone Law and allow quali-
fied people on school grounds to
be armed.
Bill F. Stegkemper


Community Events


Church plans revival
Haven of Rest Church will be in revival with Brother Gary Pol-
lard May 18-20. Friday is a special youth rally for all youth of Okee-
chobee. For information, call (863) 357-3053.

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

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

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

Bake sale helps youth camp
Haven of Rest Church will hold a bake sale at Publix on Satur-
day, May 19, from 8:30 until noon. Proceeds will be used to sup-
port youth camp. For information, call Rachel Velie at 9863) 357-
3053.

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
Woodham 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 showwill be rebroadcast at I and
3 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Ron Radcliffe, vice president of Specialized Day Services,
Alzheimer's Community 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 Community Care Association at (561) 683-2700;
visit www.alzcare.org; 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.

FYN meeting set for May 21
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program will be presented at
the Okeechobee County Garden Club meeting on Monday, May
21, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the County Extension
Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. New members and interested gardeners are
invited. Angela Sachson, FYN representative, will explain the
nature of a Florida Friendly Yard and provide detailed information
about how landscapes are evaluated to receive a "Florida Friend-
ly" designation. Program staff and Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners are available to assist gardeners to achieve this designa-
tion. Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is a program of the University
of Florida and the Okeechobee County Extension Service. For
information, call (863) 763-6469.

Orchid group will meet May 21
Okeechobee Orchid Group will meet Monday, May 21, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98
North. The meeting is open to all who are interested in, or curious
about, Orchids. For information, contact Angela Sachson at (863)
763-6469.

Volleyballers plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee High School volleyball team will host 4
Celebrity Server Night at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., on Tuesday. May 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. Tickets are on
sale for $9 each and include drink. All tips collected in the section
being served by team members that evening will go to help pay
for the girls' volleyball camp this summer at the University. of
Tampa. You can purchase tickets from the volleyball girls or just
ask to be seated in their section. For information call Vicki at (863)
763-4209 or (863) 610-1650; or, Cathy at (863) 634-2084.

Area on Aging board to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors will meet Tuesday, May 22, at Fountainvievw
located at 111 Executive Center Drive in West Palm Beach. The
meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Contracts requiring the
expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting.
Please call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885 for information.


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club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come. 0, .
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
join.

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.

Oakview church
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
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with proceeds aiding youth to go
to summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green
fee, cart and barbecue lunch.
There will be prizes and awards.
The meal and awards will be at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.
32nd St.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-
. able at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863) 763-
1699.

Fourth annual
fundraiser planned
Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co.
will sponsor the fourth annual
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 a.m.
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 26.

Firestix plan
softball tryouts
The Chobee Firestix will hold
tryouts for the traveling softball
team on Friday, June 1, at 6:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School softball field.
Anyone aged 8 and under who
is interested in playing competitive
travel softball tournaments on the


coast should attend this tryout.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.

Benefit golf
tourney planned
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will host a golf tournament
to benefit the mission outreach
program 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 Szentmar-
toni at (863) 634-2001.

Junior golf
clinic slated
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf
Clinic will be held June 18-22 at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N. E. 131st Lane, for
boys and girls between the ages of
8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m.
until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified
PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week.
Pre-registration with payment is
required.
For information, call (863) 763-
6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Tennis lessons
being offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school coach
is offering five weeks of recre-


national tennis lessons at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex. Classes
will meet Monday through Friday,
starting on Monday, June 4, and
ending on Friday, July 6. Each stu-
dent will have three lessons a
week for five weeks. The cost will
be $40 per student. Classes will be
determined by the grade the stu-
dent will be in this fall. Private les-
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summer for $90 for six, one-hour
lessons. 'For information contact
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schools, along with over 40 volun-
teers, showed up for the 2007 Safe-
ty Camp at Rardin Park in Pahokee.
Many local organizations spon-
sored the event, including U.S.
Sugar, Gold Coast Federal Credit
Union and the Palm Beach County
Fire Rescue Union.
Kiley Harper, the agriculture
safety training agent for the Palm
Beach Extension Service of the
University of Florida, said the stu-
dents who participated in the
camp were Fourth-graders from
Glades Day School, Gove and
Pahokee Elementary schools.
The focus of the camp was safe-
ty. Children visited the 10 safety sta-
tions set up throughout the park.
The stations included drowning
prevention, fire safety, sunscreen
awareness, lawnmower safety and
all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety,
among others.
Gary Burroughs, District Battal-
ion 7 Chief for the Palm Beach
County Fire Rescue, said the safety
camp gives the students an oppor-
tunity to see the dangers that exist
in the Glades area.
"The camp is essential to safety
of our Glades children," said Mr.
Burroughs. "It's the one time of
year we have the opportunity to
teach our kids about farm safety."
Fire rescue volunteer Matt
Alston, who manned the fire safety
station, showed the students how
to exit from a building in case of a
fire.
Eddie Boswell, fire rescue
inspector, offered some advice to
kids in such a situation.


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At the Safety Camp held in Rardin Park on Thursday, May 10, Drowning Prevention Coalition
Manager Anna Stewart told Fourth grade students from Glades Day School that people drown
because of a lack of supervision. Ms. Stewart told the students to always swim with an adult.


"Get out and stay out," he told
them.
Steve Weagle, the weatherman
for WPTV News channel 5, was
also at the event to talk about
weather safety. In his presentation
during the students' snack time, he
covered hurricanes, lightning and
tornadoes.
One device Mr. Weagle brought
to the camp was a hurricane
hunter, which he said is used as a
weather station that flies through
hurricanes.


The hurricane hunter, also
known as a GPS Dropsonde, usual-
ly drops from 10,000 feet and has a
parachute that floats down to
earth, Mr. Weagle explained to the
children.
Mr. Weagle offered another tip
to everyone regarding hurricane
season, which is slated to begin
June 1.
"The best advice for hurricane
season is to make a hurricane pre-
paredness plan now, before the
season starts," said Mr. Weagle.


Ms. Harper said she was
pleased by the turnout and support
of the safety camp.
"This is the 10th year of our
safety day, with each year getting
better and better," said Ms. Harper.
"Without the cooperation of our
sponsors and volunteers, this event
wouldn't be possible."

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By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY Glades
County staff and commissioners
are considering instituting a
tougher set of rules relating to
sexual offenders living in the
area.
After taking a closer look at
guidelines adopted by neighbor-
ing counties, Glades County
leaders say it's time the local
government acts to restrict
where such offenders may live in
the county.
During the commission's May
8 meeting, Wendell Taylor, coun-
ty manager, proposed that com-
missioners adopt a sexual
offender ordinance to state those
guidelines would be in a clear
fashion. The proposal was rec-
ommended by Stuart Whiddon,
Glades County sheriff.


According to the speakers,
sexual offenders from other
counties with tougher restric-
tions are moving to Glades
County due to the more lenient
guidelines.
Mr. Taylor provided commis-
sioners with a copy of Okee-
chobee County's ordinance for
residence-restricted sexual
offenders.
Among other conditions, the
ordinance prohibits convicted
offenders to reside within 2,500
feet of any school, child care
facility or public park an idea
that the Glades County commis-
sion may consider adopting.
There are other numerous
restrictions in Okeechobee
County's 10-page ordinance.
Glades County commission-
ers agreed to study the ordi-
nance and to produce and adopt
a Glades County version some-


Tax issue is top priority


Residents urged to
comment on
reduction in services

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY The
Glades County Board of County
Commissioners met May 8 to
discuss the dire situation of a
possible roll back in property
taxes which has been intro-
duced by Gov. Charlie Crist and
the Florida State Legislature.
At the last minute, the state
legislature postponed making a
decision to roll back taxes to
2001 or 2003. The regular ses-
sion ended in early May, but a
special session will take place
June 12-22 in order to finalize
decisions for property tax
reform.
Glades County manager and
commissioners have grasped
this time to call for a special
meeting on May 21 at 4 p.m.
They will tell county residents
and visitors about an estimated
45 percent reduction in the
budget that will eliminate
approximately 20 county posi-
tions, including ten full-time and
part-time EMTs.
Those county services to be
cut completely are: senior serv-
ices, mental health, soil conser-
vation, social services, code
enforcement, community cen-
ters, animal control, court
charges, and court technology.
A 50 percent cut in services
will be felt at the library, health
department, medical examiner's
office, veterans' services, plan-
ning, probation, boat ramps and
parks, cemetery, fire units and
county judge. EMS will reduce to
one ambulance, according to
officials.
Local government officials
want to hear from residents at
the May 21 meeting. Commis-
sioners and the county manager
want to determine what level of
services the people want. Voices
from the community are a valu-
able tool to help officials under-


stand the needs of residents, to
furnish ideas, and to participate
in finding solutions.
"The budget is reflective of
community needs," said county
manager, Wendell Taylor, after
the county meeting.
Mr. Taylor has sent a memo to
all department heads informing
them of budget preparations for
2007-2008. He asked them to
prepare two different budgets by
June 4.
The first is a no-growth budg-
et. The second one is a 45 per-
cent reduction in budget, and
department heads will have to
show what will be reduced or
removed entirely.
The Glades County constitu-
tional officers have been very
concerned, and all of them sent
letters to the governor and state
legislature on April 30. They
expressed their misgivings about
deep cuts in taxes levied, espe-
cially when fiscally constrained
counties like Glades could face a
45 percent reduction while more
affluent counties may face only a
12 percent reduction.
"This roll back for us would
be absolutely devastating and
we would be forced to lay off
one-half of our county employ-
ees in a county where our unem-
ployment rate is second only to
neighboring Hendry in all of
Florida. We are talking about
closing down one of our two
ambulance stations, shutting
down fire departments due to
lack of funding and terminating
one half of our law enforcement
officers," said Glades County
commissioner, Butch Jones in
his letter to Gov. Charlie Crist.
Florida Senator Dave Aron-
berg is scheduled to be in Moore
Haven on the day of the special
meeting May 21. He will be invit-
ed to attend the meeting which
begins at 4 p.m. in the Glades
County courthouse. A regular
county commissioners meeting
follows later at 7 p.m.
Staff Writer Nena Bolan can
be reached at
nenabolan@yahoo.com.


time in June.
In other business, the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict reported that additional
money for cleaning Lake Okee-
chobee is up for approval.
This has expanded plans for
lake sediment removal and the
county may soon enter into
agreements with other contrac-
tors since the project is expected
to be avery large job.


A resolution was passed
requesting the United States
Congress to appropriate funds
necessary to bring the Herbert
Hoover Dike into compliance
with current levee protection
safety standards and to expedite
funding.
The resolution will be for-
warded on to the president and
congress of the United States.
Staff WriterNenaBolan can be
reached atnenabolan@yahoo.com.


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SEM: Under the Sea
Seminole Elementary School students (left to right) Lluvia
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maid song at their 2007 variety show on Tuesday, May 15.


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industry, was the hWBludNease
summer of 1976. That summer
and the next were spent
installing ductwork into new
homes being built by Hubert
Harden, in the Oak Park subdi-
vision.
Some 30 years later, and thou-
sands of installations later, Bud
and his crew of dedicated folks
are still at it. This column will
give the people of Okeechobee
an opportunity to fax in or e-
mail any questions or concerns
you may have with your air con-
ditioning. If we use your ques-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, May 18,
through Thursday, May 24, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
Way & 80E. 863-673-4220.


CHIHUAHUA, Tea-cup, fe-
male, It. brown, last seen be-
hind Rodeo Grounds on 5/5.
REWARD! (863)697-1884
MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
Shop & NY Style Clothing.
(863)697-6057
POODLE, Black, male, small,
last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
Isles, has red radio fence
collar. (863)357-6799
WALKER HOUND, female, tri-
color, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 RewardI (954)793-3203


BEAGLE/HUNTING DOG MIX-
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trained/ hse brk, good home
only (904)483-7348
CAT: Female, approximately 5
years, spayed, indoor, black &
white. Very affectionate. Call
863-357-5774/305-360-9901
DOGS, different breeds, up for
adoption, (863)983-6537
KITTEN- 1 female calico, 7
weeks old, to good home.
(863)634-9017
KITTENS Males & Females, 2
Siamese, 1 calico, 2 orange,
free to good home.
(386)916-6900.
KITTENS (6) 1 Male, 5 Fe-
male. Free to good homes
only. (863)230-0026
YELLOW LAB MIX, Male, to
good home. Neutered, 1 year
old. LaBelle area.
(863)674-0156


BLUE HERON
1980 SE 9th Ave.
May 18th & 19th, 8am to??
Antiques, furniture, living room
set (sofa, loveseat, wing chair,
4 matching oak claw foot
tables) & misc.
(863)697-6455
MOVING SALE


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10am-2pm. 4137 SE 27th St.
Call 863-634-8863 for details.


Estate Sale
Okeechobee
1233 SW 18th Terrace
May 17th, 18th, & 19th
9a.m.to??
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Sat., 5/19 & Sun., 5/20,
8am til 12 Noon, 11600
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for elderly woman living at Ave
Maria. Room and board and
$1,500 $2,500 monthly
depending on hours. Lovely 3
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church and library at new town
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involved. Must have some
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for Equipment & Parts Sales.
Must be computer literate.
Full benefits: 401K Health
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No calls unless experienced.
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Housekeepers
*Experienced Only Apply*
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PURCHASING
Computer exp. req'd.
QuickBooks pref. M-F,
8:15amr- 5:15pm.
CEECO (863)357-0798.


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& GOLF CARS
has a new position available
for a Service Technician.
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engine repair a plus. Full
benefits: 401K Health
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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,
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.
MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Master's degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



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



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-76750or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books A 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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
234-1015
AC UNIT 5,000K, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
(863)946-1284
AIR CONDITIONER: Used, 3
ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
WINDOW UNIT, Kenmore,
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100
(863)763-2232


DINING ROOM TABLE- An-
tique, Mahogany, Excellent
condition. $500.
(863)234-3470.
Appiance 0

CHEST FREEZER, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $65.
(863)467-1530
COIN OPERATED DRYER
Gas, new. $279.93
PORTABLE WASHER
New. $439.99
PORTABLE DRYER
New $359.99
(863)467-1200
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
FRIDGE Side by side, ivory,
$75. (863)357-5773
KENMORE STOVE Ivory,
good cond., $100.
(863)357-5773.


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KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
(863)697-2033
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
954-237-4846 (Clewiston)
STOVE/OVEN COMBO, Ken-
more, Victorian reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
$500 (772)812-3300
'WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
'tured 12/03, lots of bells &"
"Whistles'.$300 for both.
(863)763-7017


ADULT TRI-CYCLE- Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
ADULT TRICYCLE: Good con-
dition. $100.863-467-9892
GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm or
(863)610-1492.
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
$150. (863)467-4498



PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
SCAFFOLD: Steel, platform &
wheel brakes. 763-8156.
Photo:www.faaeztest.com
$400 /guywire job labor

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765_
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from
Home Depot, new. Pd. $175,
asking $65 (863)763-7497


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



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
(Clewiston)


BARBIE DOLLS, Mint, 2 diff.
Nascar, Elizabeth Taylor, Ms.
Albee & Rosie O'Donnell.
$100. (863)763-7609
BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ing price guides $100 or
best offer (863)824-3358
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
HAND PAINTED PLATES (21):
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200
863-357-5774


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DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD,
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
old. $500 (239)634-2478
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XR wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212


ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates: $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
(863)824-8703
ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
tiable. 863-675-2959
BADCOCK BUNKBEDS: Wood
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
(863)467-0079
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
$300! 863-675-2959
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of drawers, matt./boxspring,
$500. (863)467-5756
COUCH, leather, rusty brown,
w/white wash coffee & 2 end
tables, $75 will sell
sep.(863)801-4635
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100. 863-675-3944 Labelle
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
Call 863-634-8863.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Bev-
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350.
(863)234-3470
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer.
Call (863)610-0219
END TABLES (2, Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3106
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
holders. $50. 863-697-2813
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING:
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic. $189.
(561)856-2800
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
QUEEN / KING BED: Brand
new, still in plastic. $189.
Call 561-856-2800
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
reen, very good condition!
250. 863-697-2813
SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
1.8.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
TABLE & (4) CHAIRS, Maple.
$200 (863)357-9676
TWIN BED: With plain metal
frame, great shape. $40.
863-357-2891
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
ing $50 (863)467-8960


TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot board, white.
$300/both. (863)801-3980
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.
863-467-8607



GOLF CLUB SET, ladies,
graphite, almost new, com-
Ilete with bag, $125 or trade
or pistol. (772)461-8822


M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18XXXXX), serious inq. only.
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.
863-467-1958
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165. (502)931-8101
-SMITH & WESSON 640, stain-
less, 347 mag, 2", 5 shot,
like new, $400 firm.
(772)461-8822



CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
863-227-6181
WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow,
Paid $900. asking $400. or
best offer. (863)467-4566
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking
$300.863-228-3203


RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba-
guette) Certified appraisal
1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $1550. Asking
$1100. (863)357-3567
RING- Size 7 (8 lolite stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p


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


CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
signs on it. Never used. Cost
$55. will sell for $25. or best
offer. (863)824-0765



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, No
side rails. Works good. $75.
or best offer. (863)824-0765
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, Set
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy,
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
$30. 863-763-7584
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden
Companion w/Lift. Reese
hitch ready. $1500 neg.
(863)697-3152


CARPORT- 20 X 20, you take
down and remove $250
(863)528-0920
CINGULAR CELL PHONE, flat,
$75. (863)467-3051
CORRUGATED BOXES- Ap-
prox. 1000. 15x10x10. .670
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.


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


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


ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
case. Made in Italy by
Gretsch. $125.
(863)467-1530
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300. (863)467-5360
PIANO- Wurlltzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)467-4735 or
610-1135


AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter 5 at (302)357-3092
BLOODHOUND/RED BONED
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356
CHIHUAHUA, black/tan male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBele area.
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
3 black males, $600..
863-447-3357
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.,
Momma weighs 5 Ibs. $900.
(863)467-4337
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certify.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)610-2465


HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
POOL TABLE, old, slate, needs
repair. $75. (863)467-3051
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8' net &
shoe holder. $125.
(863)946-1284.
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
$25.863-763-7161



DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400
watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or -best offer.
(863)763-8797
JUGGERNAUTS 2 15"
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
Asking $1000.
863-634-6476
KICKER 650SX AMP & 12"
Subwoofer, all new, in box,
never installed, $400.
(863)763-4098


AIR COMPRESSORS (3) 2
Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.
(863)697-9704
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
(863)675-6178
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.
(863)801-3890


AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Electric,
new condition. $45
(863)824-3358
NITRO TRUCK: SAVAGE 25
hpl, Gas powered w/remote.
Lifted w/Bigger Tires &
Rims. $400.863-357-8788

Agriculture
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 8365
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies B45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1500 neg. (863)201-3492
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500.
(863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
er. Good mouth reining. Cant
eep anymore. Tack Included
$1500. (772)460-0817



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some


work. $100. 863-675-1816


DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER: Camp-
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
610-0754
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$600. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER- Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray,
181/2 HP, 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400.863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HP, 30" cut, electric start.
Asking $400. 863-467-2446
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882
RIDING MOWER, Yard King,
46" cut, very good condition.
Needs motor. $100.
(863)634-2506
SCAGG TURF TIGER: 60" cut,
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.


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

Rentals


rrm... rraa *yr -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717


~suu/mo plus $5uu secuuiy.
No pets. Non-smoking envi-
ronment. Call 863-610-1750.
ON RIM CANAL OF LAKE
OKEECHOBEE: 1br, furnished,
screened porch, utils inci'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640
Get a quick response to
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BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1200/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. Will consider an option to
buy. (772)216-4873
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
home in Basswood Estates.
$900. mo. + sec. dep. &
refs. Call (786)417-2135
-CBS, SW Section, 3/1, no
pets, $950 mo., $2400 to
move in, 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart.
(863)634-0512
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing,
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
OKEE: 3/1 on 1V ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
aorch, carport. $1250 + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3br, lba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150.mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108


puosoiU qm ll Uoi, Z lull u a,
garden tub, walk-In shower, fp,
in-ground pool on water.
$1250/mo. 1st, last, sec & ref
req'd. 863-634-8863
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, Inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)697-6098


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


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
(863)467-0771



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

Real Estate



Business Places .
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sq ft. Asking $158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classlfleds. 12


OKEE., 2br lba CBS, SW City
Limits. Fenced yard, Shed.
Corner Lot. $140K or best
offer. (863)824-0336
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba,.CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2-mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
(863)634-6113


HENDRY COUNTY: 5 & 10
acre blocks. Deed restricted,
road front, high & dry. Call
863-673-2794 for more info.
OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.
(863)610-0219



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

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OKEECHOBEE, lbr/1ba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very
Clean. Fully furnished. 2br,
2.5ba, DW MH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, &sec.
(863)467-8005/634-4777



BANK REPOS-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694


MOBILE HOME: uei. 55 +
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, set up
in park, needs some work, has
had work done, with 2 sheds.
$5000 neg. (863)261-4363
OKEECHOBEE, FSBO 3br, 1
3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can
have up to 3 head of livestock,
$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755
REDUCEDI 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
863-357-1784


Recreation



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



ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 15hp
Johnson, just been redone,
runs like new, $525.
863-763-9998
RENKEN, Cuddy cabin,
24.5ft., 110hp OMC C Drive
engine, trailer, runs. $1500
(863)763-3507 after 4pm
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-357-5774


DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977,
handy man's special! $1000.
561-902-7149
RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1888
RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
best offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620
RV's: W/ Florida Rooms, in
quiet park on Rim Canal.
$1500 $4500 ea. Lot rental
from $200/mo avail w/ back-
ground check. No sub-let. Call
941-713-1044 Fri or Sat only.


CHATTEAU: 2002, 3112 ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.


H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
itires/battery. 18,500 mi.
'$8700. (863)467-2423
HD FAT BOY- '02, Black &
chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond.
$13,500. Felda area
(863)675-0823/673-7039
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA MAGNUM, '83, runs,
-1100 $1500.
(863)697-0398
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER:
$175. 561-253-4299
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
Stand up, single. Call for in-
fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
SUZUKI C90, '05, 1500cc,
w/less than 3k mi., leather
saddlebags, sissy bar & full
windshield, $8500.
(863)763-1106 Iv. msg.
TRIUMPH CHOPPER, Older,
$2500 or best offer.
863)674-0898 or
863)517-1019


FOUR WHEELER- '2001, Ka-
wasaki Bayou, w/trailer,
Good condition. $1000.
(863)675-9218 or 234-1015
GO CART, as-is. $300
(863)234-1073
GO CART, 3r,] one seater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-8849
GO CART, "Thunder Cart' 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
condition. .$475.
(863)261-1750
HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
Low hours. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500. or best offer.
(863)675-6568
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x10x12.
$150 (863)763-8414
SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06,
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
$1200. (863)673-2314
SUZUKI SAMURAI BUGGY
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
(863)763-8609
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660, '02,
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
great, $3300.
863)697-3865


QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
negotiable. 863-801-3739
TRAVEL TRAILER: '88, Hi-Lo,
27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 negotiable or
trade. 863-763-4475


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HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


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LICENSE #0849109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


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Automobiles



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



CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th
Anniv. Ed., 50k mi., t-tops,
blacked out windows, new
tires, $9000. (863)357-1733
FORD MUSTANG 2002, Dark
green. Low miles. Looks &
Runs great! $8,000.
(863)675-0430 LaBelle
FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
cyl, 80K original miles.
$1000. (305)731-7111
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $250.
(863)675-3161 LaBelle
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
(863)467-7721
KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs
good, cold a/c. $1800 or
best offer. 863-634-1598
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90, sports
coupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,
all odrig, good rubber, cold ac.
$1500 863-447-1808
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '84,
Runs good. New transmis-
sion. $1100lgor best offer.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 863-697-0251


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PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mis.,
5 spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
$6500. (863)599-2556
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.
(863)801-3890



GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton,
p9s, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916 Military's). $5000 w/9'
until body. 772-201-7950



CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1000. (863)763-8201
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4,
needs rear end work, runs
great, clear title, $800.
(863)674-5752 evenings
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
$1000. (863)634-0305
FORD EXPLORER XLT, '99,
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
$5995. (239)250-8780
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1500.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof


BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
6.5 bed, asking $150.
(863)697-0328
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FACTORY RUNNING BOARDS:
Off of '08 Super Duty Ford
Crew Cab (King Ranch). $600.
,(863)697-0328


Noah's North Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17" St. Suite B Okeechobee, FL
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. '53500
Wall Hugger ................. 24000
Swivel Rocker................ 27900
Small Recliner................ 1250
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 42500
Full Sleeper ............. .... 41500
Mini Sleeper ............ ..... 3990
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... '999"0 ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... $2500
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mattresses
Twin ....150"
Full.......1199" Pillowtop ....2. 2250
Queen 022000 Pillowtop ..... 25500
King 25500 Pillowtop ..... 5399'0
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FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tall lights.
$300 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs trans, manifold &
more. 500. 239 895-3269
MUSTANG- '95, Parting out.
Ground effects, spoiler,
$1400. for all or will sell for
parts. (863)674-0467
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
863)674-0898 or
863)517-1019
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15" x
6/2", fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug.
$100. 863-763-7161
RIMS, low profile,, 4 lug, off of
Honda Civic, $250.
(863)801-4635
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
863-528-4444
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme A/T. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
(863)697-6257
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
(863)634-1545
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125. 863-763-7295
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
(863)763-8797
TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
tread, 33x12.50/R15, was
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis
(863)763-8414
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new for Large Pick Up.
$175. (863)357-5754
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
bo 700, $450
(863)467-8856
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine,
flat bed, on Blazer frame,
$1000 (863)484-0268
CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs
Stood, pw, pl, cold a/c,
2500. (863)697-1563
DODGE PICKUP:: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
863-532-1654.' .


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FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
863-234-9901 or 234-9901.
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext. cab, A/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
(863)612-0938
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only'


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TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no motor, $500
(863)484-0268


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
(863)301-0401
CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04,
Well maintained, loaded.
$12,900 (239)297-3270
JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
firm. 863-763-3428


JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '94,
needs tires, but runs good.
$2000.863-447-1808


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
ENCLOSED TRAILER: 1997,
26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
(863)673-6005
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open,
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
gate, Diamond plate tool box.
700. (863)357-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$300 takes it! Ask for Char-
lie (863)612-5676


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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact

The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from
Okeechobee Utility Authority. The proposed project consists of the expansion of the existing
Cemetery Road wastewater treatment plant located at 1335 NE 39th Boulevard, Okeechobee,
Florida. The expansion Includes construction of head works, treatment unit, disinfection units,
residuals processing, deep well Injection and ancillary equipment. There will be no Impact to
farmland or wetland and any Impact to on-site floodplain will be mitigated by the creation of addi-
tional storage on-site.

As required by the National Environmehtal Policy Act, the Rural Utilities Service has assessed the
potential environmental effects of the proposed project and has determined that the proposal will
not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which an Environment Impact
Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determination is that there will be no farmland,
wetland or floodplain impacts.

In order to avoid or minimize any adverse environmental impacts, the Authority will comply with
all State and Federal environmental regulations. Measures will be taken to minimize dust, odors,
noise, erosion and disruption of traffic during construction. The applicant's work effort will be
restricted by the requirements specified in the Environmental Resource Permit as issued by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this project.

Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at 750 S Military Trail, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33415, telephone 561-683-2285. For further information please contact Mr.
Gregory Caruthers, telephone 561-683-2285.

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UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754

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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
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vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Flordda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Dive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1992 Dodge Pickup (WHI)
Vin#1B7G 26X2NS617969
Sale Date: 05/29/07 9:00am
212233 ON 05/18/07


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
(RFP) No. 6000000095
MASTER LOCKTENOER SERVICES
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District wil
receive sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time aon June 29, 2007, Bulldin
BI-Dilstrict Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
for locktender services that Includes the operations and preventative maintenance of
twelve (12) locks on the Kissimmee River Waterway and Lake Okeechobee, The
contract resulting from this solicitation will be for a period of three (3) years with thi
option of two (2) one year renewals.
An OPTIONAL PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held on June 6,2007, 10:0
am., at the Okeechobee Field Station, 1000 N.E. 40th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34972, for all Interested respondents.
Visits to the Lock sites are scheduled as follows:
1.0keechobee Locks, June 6,2007, immediately following the pre-proposal
conference
1000 N.E. 40th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
2,Clewiston Locks, June 8,2007 at 10:00 a.m.
State Road 832,2425 Hookers Point Road
3.Klss[mmee Locks, June 11,2007 at 10:00 a.m.
80 So. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Transportation will be the responsibility of interested attendees. Casual attire is rec-
ommended for the site visits.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFR Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP (1) atthe SFWMD Headquarters address;
(2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at wwwsfwmd.ov; or (3)by
calling (561) 682-2715; The public is invited to attend the proposal opening. Fur-
ther Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site
* www.sftwmd.gov.
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1. Oral Presentations: August 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. SFWMD Headquarters,
Building B1, Richard Rogers Conference Room
2. Oral Presentations: (Alternate Dale) August 10, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
SFWMD Headquarters, Building B1, 2A Bridge Conference Room
Orji [p.. .,'ij.i,. tuit iI. .. ii l .i if , nt that the District's final
ij,'h'i i: r.," 0 A, u I, m ,1l .]i n i" ]., j, j,, ,, ,,,j All public meetings will
t,,: hr ,iti,- i A ,i ij r li n ... i,,L JI 11 j,,- .j,,i, ,,, .- ms referenced above. A
copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Flodrida Water Management
District, Procurement Department, PO. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida,
33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may con-
tact the District Clerk, (561) 682-2087, at least two business days in advance of the
meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconference at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms references
above. For more information, please contact Don Hill, Contract Specialist, al
(561) 682-2045.
211331 ON 5/18/07

NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 @ 3:30 p.m.. The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okcho.
bee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,. Okeechobee, Florida. For more infor-
mation, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department; 499
N.W. 5th Street, Dkeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup forofficia records of the Department.
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Bard
210854 ON 5/18,27/2007


Community Events


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 regis-
ter, 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5863.

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

Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt golf
tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on.
Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with 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 19. The camp will run
June 4-7 (fige days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper and includes
all expenses including three meals a day. Donations of food and sup-
plies would be appreciated. For information, contact Rachel Velie at
(863) 357-3053.

BHR church plans Bible school
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road/Cypress Street, will
hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS)"Game Day Central: Where heroes
are made," for children ages three through sixth grade June 4-8, from 6
until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Registration will be held
Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. until noon with hot dogs and snacks. For
information call Janelle Thomas at (863) 467-1015, the church office at
(863) 763-7532 or the pastor at (863) 763-3442:

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. Activ-
ities will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat safety and
equipment; basic physical fitness exercises; search and rescue boat
tour/rides; drown proofing orientation swimming evaluation (at the
pool); water safety .at.the beach;. Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides; and,
Navy UDT-SEAL Mueumi Tour. Interested parents should call (863)
357-1600 or (863) 634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant
Muros. Application forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will
be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up.
Camp reservations cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received
the forms and fees.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free 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
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

vs
PETER SEPEDA, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:CHERYLSEPEDA
Last Known Address: 7175 NE 7 Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted at: 8485 US Hwy 441
SE, Lot 45, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current Mailing Address: RO. Box 3172,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Resident Unknown
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ing described property:
Commencing at the 1/4 section corner of
the West boundary line of Section 17,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Flonda, run
thence 89024 E along the 1/4 sec-
ton line, for a distance of 2378.30 feet
for RO.B. thence continue S 89024'08"
E along said 1/4 section line for a dis-
tance of 180.00 feet, thence run S
005'07" W parallel with the west
boundary line aof the S 1/2 of said sec-
tion 17 fora distance of 330.00 feet,
tience run N 8924'08" W for a dis-
tance of 180.00 feet, thence run N
005'07" E for a distance of 330.00
feet to RO.B. lying in and comprising a
part of Tract 8of the unrecorded plat
of Four Seasons Estates, Okeechobee .
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, RA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before June 9,2007, a
date which is within thirty (30) days
afterthe first publication of this Notice
in the Okeechobee News and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before se n Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
againstyou for the relief demanded in
the complant.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 3rd day of May, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court

C. '
Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson PA
Linda Cheldam .
Flodrida Bar No. 616974
1800 NW 49thSt Suite 120
Ft Lauderdale, FI 33309
(800)441-2438
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