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Okeechobee News


Saturday, May 19, 2007


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Briefs

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed through-
out the region based on
impact to the resource and
they vary from one area to
the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was ini-
tially 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 manda-
tory restrictions. Although
everyone is strongly encour-
aged to conserve water, the
use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge will be
closed due to low water lev-
els.
The locks \\ill remain
closed until the water levels
come back up.
Counut-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, 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
fireworks. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban
is punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both. -
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.

Drought Index
Current: 554
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

9.29 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
12.91 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index

Classifieds ...... 17-19
Comics ...........16
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . ....17
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .........4.
Sports . . . . . ..6
TV . . . . . . . .18
Weather . . . . . .2
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Planners OK proposed aees


Impact fees
proposal to go
before council

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals had a
full agenda at their meeting on
Thursday, May 17.
Following procedure, the


board found the city impact fees
compatible with the comprehen-
sive plan.
The impact fee ordinance will
basically implement the concept
that new development generates a.
need for infrastructure and that it
should then contribute to the rev-
enue via impact fees.
No changes were made to the
ordinance itself during the board
meeting, and the numbers
remained the same.
Besides city fees, residents of


the city will also have to pay
school impact fees and a portion
of the county impact fees for new
construction in the city limits.
The city's impact fees are divid-
ed into se% eral categories: residen-
tial; office; institutional, and recre-
ational; industrial; and,
commercial retail.
The residential category
includes four areas: single family
(and mobile home on a single
family lotl; multi-family apart-
ment, mobile home; and, hotel.


*miamg Ce ter: Officials attend groundbreaking


Okeechooee News/Chauna Aguilar
Members of the Indian River Community College Foundation board and board of
trustees along with other noted individuals (left to right) Edie Bradshaw, Linda Syfrett,
Thomas Thurlow, Jimmie Anne Haisley, Edwin Arnowitt, Jane Rowley, Frank "Sonny"
Williamson; Betty Williamson; Dr. Edwin Massey, Susanne Clemons, Werner Bols, Rene'
Perez, Len Hoag, Sam Patterson, John Abney, John Williams, Ann Decker and Sam-
Smith took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the tinw Williamson Conference
and EducationalCenter at IRCC's Dixon Hendry Center.

IRCC expands local campus


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) held its groundbreak-
ing ceremony for the new
Williamson Conference and Edu-
cational Center on Thursday, May
17, at the local Dixon Hendry
Campus.
Okeechobee residents inter-
ested in the business and educa-
tional development of the com-
munity attended this important
event that will affect the future of
many people living in and around
Okeechobee.
The new technologically
sophisticated facility will be used
for conferences, college courses,
seminars, strategic planning ses-
sions, community activities and
many other events.
"This is a memorial day for
residents of Okeechobee County
and surrounding areas," said
Sam Smith, provost at the Dixon
Hendry Campus. "This will
change the lives of countless citi-
zens in Okeechobee."'
The Williamson Conference
and Educational Center is named
after longtime Okeechobee resi-
dents Frank "Sonny" and Betty C.
Williamson who donated the
lead gift to the IRCC Foundation
fundraising campaign for the
center which will open in the fall
of 2008.
Mr. Williamson has also
served on the IRCC Foundation
board of directors for many
years.


inuian river Communiny College rreslueni ur. cwmin
Massey (right) presented Frank "Sonny" Williamson (left)
and his wife Betty Williamson (center) with a commemora-
tive basket representing the groundbreaking ceremony for
the Williamson Conference and Educational Center on
Thursday, May 17. The center is named in their honor for
their long-term support of IRCC and the IRCC foundation.


Members of the IRCC Board
of Trustees and Foundation
Board participated in the actual
groundbreaking by shoveling dirt
at the new site with golden shov-
els.
Participating in the ground-
breaking were: Edie Bradshaw,
IRCC trustee, Indian River Coun-
ty; Linda Syfrett, IRCC Trustee,
Okeechobee County; Thomas
Thurlow, Jr., IRCC Foundation
Board; Jimmie Anne Haisley,


executive director emerita, IRCC
Foundation; Edwin Arnowitt,
IRCC Foundation Board; Jane
Rowley, IRCC trustee, St. Lucie
County; Frank "Sonny"
Williamson; Betty Williamson;
Dr. Edwin Massey, IRCC presi-
dent; Susanne Clemons, chair,
IRCC Foundation Board; Werner
Bols, chair, IRCC Board of
Trustees; Rene' Perez, IRCC
See Center Page 2


The proposed impact fee for a
new single family home or mobile
home on a single family lot is
$1,506 which is composed of
$745 for public works, $356 for
law enforcement and $405 for fire.
A multi-family apartment will
be assessed a city impact fee of
$1,240 per unit which is com-
posed of $812 for public works,
$112 for law enforcement and
$316 for law enforcement.
Mobile homes will be assessed
$1,086 per unit which is the total of


$677 for public works, $114 for
law enforcement and $295 for fire.
Hotels, which are also in the
residential category, will be
assessed $689. per room from
which $177 is for public works,
$180 is for law enforcement and
$332 is for fire.
The office, institutional and
recreational category is separated
into different categories depend-
ing on the type of occupancy,
See Planners Page 2


PUD rules,



are sent to


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The city Pla
Board/Board of Adjust
and Appeals are sendir
newly revised planned
development regul
(PUD) to the City Counc
a recommendation of
tion, with a few adminis
comments.
The PUD regulation
being revised due to the
antiquated codes. Th
Council placed a morat
on any planned unit de


Council
ments until the regulations
were updated.
City Planner Jim LaRue had
inning previously said he did not
ments believe the city's current PUD
ng the regulations adequately safe-
d unit guarded the city's interest to
lations promote improved develop-
il with ment patterns.
adop- The intent, according to
strative planner Bill Brisson, of a PU D is
to allow one to develop in a
ns are more appropriate design and to
current encourage creativity in design
e' City
torium
velop- See PUD -Page 2


Mom, son



are charged



in robbery try


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN A Moore
Haven teen and his mother have
been arrested and booked into
the Glades County Jail on several
felony charges, including
attempted felony murder.
Herbert L. Baker, 17, is
charged with attempted felony
murder (two counts), attempted
home invasion robbery, first-
degree burglary while armed,
aggravated battery with a
firearm (two counts), posses-
sion of a firearm by a juvenile
and use of a firearm while in the
commission of a felony.
His bond was set Friday, May
18, at $700,000.
Also charged in the case was
the teen's mother, Sabrena L.
Baker, 34. She is charged with
principal attempted murder
(two counts), principal -


Herbert Sabrena
Baker Baker
attempted home invasion rob-
bery and principal first-degree
burglary while armed. Her bond
has been set at $400,000.
Detective Sergeant Steve Har-
ris of the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO) said the arrests
came about after an apparent
botched robbery attempt by
Baker. The boy's mother was
charged because she drove her
son to the mobile home ostensi-
See Robbery Page 2


Wheels grind slow


to preserve battlefield site


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Steps are slowly being taken
to preserve a historical site on the
outskirts of Okeechobee.
On May 25, 2006, a press con-
ference was held on a 145-acre
site across from the Treasure
Island Fire Station to mark the
purchase of the property by the
state. This pasture is part of the
site of the Battle of Okeechobee.
However, as Okeechobee City
Councilman Dowling Watford
said recently "... the wheels of
government turn slowly."


Today, almost year from that
date, the sale of the property has
not yet closed. However, the state
does have a lease on the proper-
ty, according to a Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Resource
spokesperson.
"We're preserving a part of
our history," said City of Okee-
chobee Mayor Jim Kirk at that
2006 press conference. Thinking
of his own grandchildren, he
asked how it could be explained
to a child if the property was not
preserved.
Seminole tribal officials in col-
orful traditional dress joined city,


county and state officials as well
as members of the Okeechobee
Historical Society and the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
to celebrate this preservation of
history.
According to Bob Carr, execu-
tive director of the Archeological
and Historical Conservancy, the
Dec. 25, 1837, battle between
U.S. forces and Seminoles was
the largest battle in the Seminole
Wars and featured 1,000 to 1,200
men. It was the only time Euro-

See Battlefield Page 2


Okeechboee News/Pete Gawda (File photo)
These three Seminoles, descendants of chiefs, were on hand
for the press conference marking the purchase of the site of
the Battle of Okeechobee by the state. They are, left to right,
Moses Jumper, Kevin Osceola and Moses Osceola.


Vol. 98 No. 139


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S- The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 19,2007


OCPD joins in "Click it or Ticket" initiative


Okeechobee-Memorial Day
weekend is one of the deadliest
holidays for roadway travelers.
During the 2006 holiday alone, 32
people were killed in traffic crash-
es in the state of Florida, accord-
ing to preliminary data from the
Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles. Of
those, a staggering 66 percent
were found to be unrestrained at
the time of crash. In an effort to
increase safety belt usage among
Florida motorists, Okeechobee
City P.D. is joining law enforce-
ment statewide in the "Click It or
Ticket Florida" initiative. From
May 21 through June 3, 2007, offi-
cials will show zero tolerance for
unrestrained motorists.
With the support of the


Center

Continued From Page 1
trustee, Indian River County; Len
Hoag, IRCC trustee, Martin County;
Sam Patterson, IRCC trustee, St.
Lucie County; John Abney, IRCC
Foundation Board; John Williams,
IRCC Foundation Board; Ann
Decker, executive director, IRCC
Foundation; and Sam Smith, IRCC
provost, Okeechobee County.
The group was also honored for
all their work in raising funds and
planning for this project.
According to Mr. Smith, the $5.2
million needed to build this center
was secured in only six weeks. Half
of that amount came from private
contributions, while the other half
came from matching funds from
the Florida Facilities Matching pro-
gram.
"I have never seen a communi-
ty rally behind a project like this
and make it happen so quickly,"
said Dr. Massey.
Said Mr. Williamson: "If you're
planning a year, sow rice; if you're
planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime,
educate the people."
The center will house a multi-
purpose auditorium, professional
catering kitchen, strategic planning
room, nursing classroom and labs,
biology lab and computer lab.
The 15,000-square-foot facility
will serve as a multi-purpose
resource to support economic,
community, cultural and business
development in Okeechobee.
The center will feature a 175-
seat multi-purpose Raulerson Hos-
pital Auditorium that will be fully
equipped with the latest presenta-
tion technology. Each area in the
center is named after key support-
ers in fundraising for the center.


Robbery

Continued From Page 1
bly to commit the.robbery, then
drove him away from the scene.
"This was a robbery attempt
that went awry it got bad," said
Sgt. Harris in a telephone inter-
view.
Sgt. Harris said Baker, his moth-
er and a 21-year-old woman
hatched the plan to rob Hispanic
migrant workers of their cash
shortly after they had been paid on
Friday, May 11. The younger
woman was going to pose as a


Planners

Continued From Page 1
which determines the impact of
the building.
A general, medical or dentist
office will be assessed $222 per
1,000 square feet. This total is com-
prised of $125 for public works,
$30 for law enforcement and $67
for fire.
In the industrial category -
light industrial and manufacturing
- the developer will be assessed
$265 per 1,000 square feet which is
made up of $177 for public works,
$18 for law enforcement and $70
for fire.
General industrial, warehouse
and mini-warehouse will be
imposed fees of $260 per 1,000


PUD

Continued From Page 1.
to do something different, than
what is otherwise allowed under
the current regulations.
Usually a certain portion of a
site is not developable, such as a
wetland, and a PUD allows for the
developer to cluster what density
would have been allowed on that
land on other lands within the
site.
"It is not normally the intent
for the PUD to be entirely single
family or entirely multi-family, it
is generally done as a mixed
development plan," said Mr.
Brisson. "It is not normally a pri-
mary objective for a PUD to be
devoted to more moderate cost
housing or lower cost housing."
Along the way, numerous.
changes have been made to the
PUD as a whole. Some of the
more recent changes were the
separation of buildings from 15


National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NSTSA) and the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT), Okeechobee
City P.D. hopes to make this a
record-setting year for lives saved.
"This campaign serves to pro-
tect all motorists on Florida's
roadways," said Chief Davis of
Okeechobee City P.D. "This tick-
ets will serve as reminders and
hopefully get people to consider
the real costs of not taking safety
measures. If we save one per-
son's life, it is all worth it."
Too many Floridians still
choose not to wear their safety
belts. "Click It of Ticket Florida" is
designed to raise awareness
about the importance of buckling
up through high-visibility events


and increased enforcement.
Memorial Day is deadlier than
New Year's Eve and the Fourth of
July, so it is an appropriate time
for this heightened effort.
According to FDOT, just 80
percent of drivers and passengers
in Florida are using their safety
belts. But this leaves nearly 4 mil-
lion Floridians unrestrained.
NHTSA data shows that drivers
and passengers who do not
buckle up are approximately 14
times more likely to die in a traffic
crash than those who use their
safety belt, which is why this ini-
tiative is so significant. Buckling
up is the single most important
thing one can do to prevent injury
or death when involved in an
accident.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Sam Smith, provost of Indian River Community College's
Dixon Hendry Campus, spoke to the crowd at the ground-
breaking ceremony about the importance of education and
the tremendous support that Okeechobee has lent to IRCC
for this endeavor.


Riverside National Bank spon-
sored the strategic planning room
that will provide a high-tech setting
for business meetings with smart
boards, or interactive white
boards, to encourage creativity and
collaborative problem solving. This
unique multi-media room will be
bracketed by two breakout rooms
for smaller break-out sessions that
are sponsored by Christa Luna in
honor of Gil and Marie CUlbreth,
and by Dudley and Cheryl Kirton.
Adjacent to the auditorium will
be a professional culinary catering
kitchen that will serve as a com-
mercial teaching lab for students. It
is sponsored by Chuck and Linda
Syfrett with Pete and Susanne
Clemons.
Off the auditorium will be a cov-
ered veranda .tlat is sponsored by
the Altobello family. It will be used
for receptions, breaks, and net-
working sessions.
The Weiss Nursing wing is


prostitute in order to gain entrance
to the mobile home where they
lived in Moore Haven, he contin-
ued.
According to the detective,
Sabrena Baker dropped the other
woman off near another mobile
home. She then walked to that
home, where she met up with a
man who took her to another
mobile home where she was sup-
posedly going to have: sex with
other migrant workers, he added.
"She called Herbert and told
him where they were," said Sgt.
Harris, "and when the door closed
it was good for him to come in."
He went on to say the woman


square feet. That total comes from
$177 for public works, $18 for law
enforcement and $65 for fire.
Commnercial/retail establish-
ments include: restaurants; fast-
food restaurants; convenience
stores; pharmacy with drive thru;
new car sales; and, retail shopping
centers. These establishments will
be assessed $442 per 1,000 square
feet. That total comes from $177
for public works, $121 for law
enforcement and $144 for fire.
This ordinance will go for the
final public hearing for adoption on
Tuesday, June 5, before the City
Council.
In other business, the board
postponed two applications for a
small scale future land use map
amendment and rezoning. Both
were submitted by Vikki Aaron on
behalf of property owner Sheri


feet down to 12 feet, the addition
of application requirements and
an amendment process for
approved planned development.
The board is sending the cur-
.rent version of the PUD ordi-
nance with some recommenda-
tions to consider requiring bike
paths for certain types/sizes of
PUD, a more detailed site plan
and a more definitive review pro-
cedure.
The next step will be for the
City Council to have the first
public hearing at their meeting
on Tuesday, June 5. There, coun-
cil members will have the oppor-
tunity to amend and change the
ordinance if warranted.
They can then choose to pass
the first reading with any direct-
ed changes if needed. The final
public hearing is tentatively
scheduled for Tuesday, July 3.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


sponsored by the Alex and Roxan-
na Booth Foundation.
In that nursing wing will be a
specially designed health science
classroom, sponsored by .Frank
and Brigitte Irby, which will enable
the college to serve additional stu-
dents preparing for careers in nurs-
ing and other health care profes-
sions.
Students will prepare for clinical
internships at Raulerson Hospital
in the new nursing lab, which will
replicate a multi-bed hospital nurs-
ing station.
The biology lab, sponsored by
Kim Williamson, will serve as the
first fully-equipped scientific lab at
the Dixon Hendry Campus. It will
provide a valuable learning envi-
ronment for students pursuing the
Associate in Arts degree for univer-
sity transfer, as well as health sci
ence students.
Dixon Hendry campus students
previously attended IRCC science


apparently got the men together in
a room, told them to dose the door
to the home and began to do a strip
tease. Herbert Baker then entered
the home to commit the robbery,
but little did he know one of the
men in the home was also armed,
indicated the detective.
When the shooting was over
two of the Hispanic men were
shot, as was the young woman,
said Sgt. Harris.
"Nobody has life threatening
injuries," he said.
One man was shot in the leg,
knee and upper shoulder, while
another man was shot in the area
of his hand. The woman, said Sgt,


Lachapelle.
The applications seek to change
the 1.31-acre property located at
813 Southwest Second St. from sin-
gle family to multi-family. The mat-
ter was delayed because the board
wanted additional information
from the property owner on the
proposed development.
The board expressed reserva-
tions changing this parcel of land.to
multi-family due to the pending
changes and uncertainty of sur-
rounding land from single family to
multi-family.
In unrelated business, the
board approved:
a small scale future land use
map amendment and rezoning
application submitted by Muham-
mad Nooruddin to change the
future land use from single family
to commercial professional office


Battlefield

Continued From Page 1
pean style of warfare was used.
During the Second Seminole
War, Colonel Zachary Taylor was
commander of the garrison at
Tampa Bay. He was ordered to
capture a band of 300 or 400
escaped Indians that were headed
toward Lake Okeechobee.
Colonel Taylor set out with
1,067 men including regular
troops, volunteers and 70
Delaware Indians, according to
"The Cracker History of Okee-
chobee" by Lawrence E. Will.
Colonel Taylor left his artillery
and baggage at a stockade about
18 miles north of Lake Okee-
chobee that he named Fort
Bassinger. He then proceeded to
ford Mosquito Creek and do battle
with the Seminoles. The Indians
were on a cypress hammock and
the troops charged at them across
asawgrassmarsh.


"It is too common for drivers
and passenger to have an invinci-
ble mentality," said Chief Davis.
"The numbers don't lie. We have
seen first-hand the devastating
effects of not wearing safety belts,
and we want to prevent fatalities
in any way possible, even it
means giving people tickets."
The combination of increased
safety belt enforcement with tele-
vision and radio announcements
has been shown to increase safe-
ty belt usage because of the con-
stant reminder for motorists to
"click it."
For more information on the
national "Click It or Ticket" mobi-
lization, please visit www.clickit-
fla.com.


lab classes at the Okeechobee
High School science building or on
the other campuses out of town.
The new computer lab, spon-
sored by ICS Computers, will serve
technology training needs of area
businesses and will be the site for
IRCC's Office Systems Technology
program where students proceed
at their own pace with flexible
scheduling while developing pro-
fessional expertise in the latest
office software.
Frances Syfrett sponsored a
multi-purpose classroom where
additional general classes will be
able to be offered at the Dixon
Hendry campus due to the addi-
tional classroom space.
The faculty workroom is spon-
sored by Regina Hamrick; the
lobby by Dean, Mead, Minton and
Zwemer; and the reception area by
Seacoast Bank. The following tech-
nology sponsors will appear on the
platinum wall of honor: Henry C.
Kelly Estate; Seminole Tribe of
Florida, Inc.; and, Royal Concrete
Concepts.
.This center is designed as a
business and community resource
that will be available for lease. The
services provided at the center are
expected to help attract new busi-
nesses to the county and additional
jobs.
Opportunities for contributions
are still available. The major nam-
ing opportunities have been estab-
lished, yet new contributors will be
recognized with a permanent dis-
play in the center.
For information call the Dixon
Hendry campus at (863) 824-6000;
the main campus at (866) 866-
4722; or, the IRCC Foundation at
(772) 462-4786.
Pstyouropinionsin the Pubic
Issues Forunm at www.newszap.com.
Reporter haunaAguiarmay be
reached at caguar@newszap.com.


Harris, was shot in the head and
leg.
"Herbert and his mother drove
her to the hospital that evening,"
said Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Harris chose not to com-
ment on the type of gun that was
allegedly used by Herbert Baker.
He did say, however, that the teen
apparently had two guns.
The detective went on to say
that through his investigation he
has learned that Sabrena Baker
was to be paid $100 for driving the
car.
Sgt. Harris said the investigation
is continuing.


for a .64-acre property at 608
Northeast Second Ave.
a special exception to allow a
crematory in association with a
funeral home in a heavy commer-
cial zoning district submitted by
Vikki Aaron on behalf of applicants
Family Heritage Funeral Services,
LLC and property owner CBC Man-
agement, Inc. for the 1.54-acre
property located at 1201 N. Parrott
Ave.
a special exception to allow a
car wash in a heavy commercial
zoning district submitted by Carl
Ferrero on behalf of property
owner CR Investment of Okee-
chobee, Inc. on .49-acre site north
of the railroad tracks on U.S. 441 N.
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Who won the battle is a matter
of which historic account one
reads.
"The Guide to the Lake Okee-
chobee Area" by Bill and Carol
Gregware states "Taylor claimed
victory."
Mr. Will says that the Indians
withdrew and "the soldiers
claimed the victory."
The opposite story is told by
Betty Williams and Twila Valentine
in the book "Strolling Down Coun-
try Roads." These authors claim
that the Battle of Okeechobee is
"one of the few battles between
the Seminole nation and the U.S.
Army in which the Seminoles
could claim victory."
However, there is agreement
that the soldiers suffered over-
whelming casualties and the Indi-
ans withdrew in the face of superi-
or numbers. The soldiers did not
pursue the withdrawing Indians.
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Cracker barbecue and dance planned
HIGHLANDS COUNTY There will be a Cracker barbecue at the
historic Pearce homestead, located in eastern Highlands County at the
corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721, on Saturday, May 19, from 3 until 7 p.m.
Storyteller Judge Nelson E. Bailey will perform from 3:30 until 4:30
p.m. He will be followed by the barbecue dinner and The Jerry Mincey
Band.
Admission is $25 per person,, or $50 per couple. Reservations are
required.
To register, contact Loisa Kerwin by phone at (863) 462-0025; or, by
e-mail at lkerwin@strato.net
Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the coming
weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike
Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July 27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge
and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at.open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24 hours
in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against
in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washing-
ton, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382
(TRY).
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
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.

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Saturday. Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the northeast at 10 to
15 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday night Mostly clear, with the low in the mid 60s. The
wind will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northeast at 5
to 10 mph after midnight.
Extended forecast
Sunday. Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east around 15 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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m Local VPK providers



receive readiness rating


Submitted photo
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week at Osceola Middle School Students in
the (front row) are: Jennifer Ranftle, Emily Pickering, Monica Mitchell. Students in the (back
row) are: Francisco Sanchez, Scott Dailey, Ryan Born, and Omar Cancino.


OMS counting down to



the last day of school


OMS wishes to congratulate
several exiting eighth grade stu-
dents who will be representing
OHS on the
JV Football Ms
Cheerleading
Squad. Con-
gratulations
to Carleigh
Alderman, Amanda Lamberti,
Alexus Lepere, Blayke Miles,
Emily Pickering, Macin Rauler-
son, Amy Rivero, and Karalyn
Wyman.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 22, Spring Band
Concert at 7 p.m.; Monday, May
28, Memorial Day, No School and


Wednesday, May 30, Students'
Last Day.
Congratulations to the OMS
Hershey Track team, who had a
fantastic finish at the Hershey
Track meet on May 11. Results are
as follows:
*100 M Dash Boys 13-14: first
place Dennis Cummings, second
place Bascom Drawdy;; 100 M
Dash Girls 13-14: first place
Essence Williams; 100 M Dash
Girls 11-12: first place Jenna
Kissam; 200 M Dash Girls 13-14:
second place Alicia Mitchell; *200
M Dash Girls 11-12: first place
Jenna Kissam; 800 M Run Boys
13-14: second place Dean Rade-


baugh; 1600 M Run Girls 13-14:
second place Kayla Nelson;
Standing Long Jump: Boys 13-14:
second place Gabriel Esquivel;
Girls 13-14: first place Ashtyn
Brown, second place Abril Mal-
donado; Softball Throw: Boys 13-
14: first place Carlos Contreras;
Girls 13-14: second place Taylor
Douglas; *4x100 Relay: Boys 13-
14: first place: Dennis Cummings,
Gabriel Esquivel, Ryan Born, and
Bascom Drawdy; Girls 13-14: first
place: Kayla Nelson, Ashtyn
Brown, Elizabeth Yanez, and
Essence Williams.


Obituaries


Jack Levine
Jack Levine, 90, of Okee-
chobee died Friday, April 6,
2007, at the Cleveland Clinic in
Westin. Born
September 8,
1916, in Passi-
ac, N.J., he
had been a
resident of
Okeechobee
since 1983.
Mr. Levine
was a veteran
of World War Jack
II having Levine
served in the
Pacific with the United States
Navy as a Seabee and retired
after many years as a Union
truck driver.
Mr. Levine was an active
member of many fraternal
organizations including, the
Jewish War Veterans; Veterans
of Foreign Wars; American
Legion; The Elks Lodge; Okee-
chobee Lodge No. 237, Free and
Accepted Masons, where he
served as Chaplain; Amara
Shrine Temple, Oasis of Palm
Beach Gardens; Okeechobee
Shrine Club where he served on
the Board of Governors; Past
Patron of Okeechobee Chapter
No. 128, Order of the Eastern
Star; York Rite; Royal Arch
Masons; and Royal and Select
Masons.
Survivors include Michael
Mark Levine of Parlin, N.J.,
Bruce Steven Levine of North
Brunswick, N.J.; Brother Henry
Levine of Delray Beach; sister,
Fannie Brick of Delray Beach;
and, a granddaughter, Alyse
Lauren Levine of Parlin, N.J.
Funeral services were con-
ducted at the Mount Sinai
Memorial Chapel in East
Brunswick, N.J.
There will be a Memorial Ser-
vice, Masonic Service and East-
ern Star Service at 2 p.m. Sun-
day, May 20, 2007, at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, High-


way 78 West.

Arthur Vernon
Wachter
Arthur Vernon Wachter, 88 of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, May
15, 2007, at the Hamrick Home
Hospice in Okeechobee. Born
Oct. 6, 1918, in Lancaster, Ohio
he had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 18 years and
enjoyed watching baseball and
fishing.
He is preceded in death by
his wife Betty.
Mr. Wachter is survived by a
stepson, Larry (Gloria) Tate;
granddaughter, Terry Ann
(Steve) Leach; son, Darren
(Patricia) Tate, all of Ohio. In
addition he is survived by his
loving caretaker and friend, Gail
Peterson of Okeechobee.
A memorial service is
planned for Monday, May 21,
2007, at 6:30 p.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.

Garland
Barnett Garrett
Garland Barnett Garrett, 79
died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. Born Aug. 12, 1927, in
Pleasantville, Iowa he had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 18 years. Mr. Garrett served
in the United States Army Air
Force during WWII. He enjoyed
home improvements and recon-
struction projects.
He is preceded in death by a
daughter, Angel Baby Garrett.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his
wife of 46 years, Zinaida Garrett
of Okeechobee; sons, Steve Gar-
rett, Garland Barnett Garrett, Jr.
of Melbourne; daughter, Tamara
Lee Garrett of Okeechobee;
grandsons, Justin Carpenter of


Melbourne, John Woodland of
Kansas City; Mo.; granddaugh-
ters, Dawn Buzzard of Shenan-
doah, Iowa, Cassandra Garrett
of Melbourne; and two great-
granddaughters.
There are no services
planned.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Arther
Anderson Wilson
Arther Anderson Wilson, 67
of Okeechobee went home to be
with Christ May 17, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital after a
lengthy lung illness. Born July 13,
1939, in Tishamingo, Okla., he
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past nine years.
He proudly served in the United
States Army in Germany and
Oklahoma. He enjoyed fishing,
gardening, camping, and family
life. Arther was a member of the
Church of Christ in Port St. Lucie.
Arther spent most of his working
years at Quaker Oats in Belle
Glade as the maintenance man-
ager.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Herman and Wilma
Wilson; brothers, Ted Wilson and
Dennis Wilson.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his
wife of 48 years Doyce Dodd Wil-
son; a godson, Michael Sprouse;
sisters, Loretta Savage of Mam-
moth Springs, Ark., Pat Fisher of
Neelyville, Mo.; brothers, Paul
Wilson of Union, Mo., Danny
Wilson of O'Fallen, Mo., and
Ronny Wilson of St. Charles, Mo.,
as well as many aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends
and neighbors.
Services will be held at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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The Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. announced
preliminary 2005-06 Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten (VPK) Provider
Kindergarten Readiness Rates,
which measure how well a private
or public VPK provider prepared
four-year-olds for kindergarten.
Rates are calculated by the Florida
Department of Education and are
available at https://vpk.fldoe.org.
This announcement includes indi-
vidual readiness rates for 72
providers within The Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
Nancy Kline, executive director
said, "We are very proud of the
accomplishments of our Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten programs and the
high quality instruction being deliv-
ered by our providers. Children are
clearly benefiting from the
increased opportunity to receive
critical pre-k instruction. We are
excited about the opportunity to
serve even more 4-year-old chil-
dren in the future as families contin-
ue to learn about the exceptional
services this program provides to
children across the community."
The following Okeechobee
County VPK providers within The
Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc received readiness
rates: A Child's World Childcare,
EOC Northside Head Start, Step-
ping Stones Academy, Stepping


Stones Academy II, Tendercare Day
Care & Preschool, The Clubhouse
Incorporated, and Wee Care Child
Center.
The VPK Provider Kindergarten
Readiness Rate is based on the
scores of children who attended
VPK and who are screened upon
entry into kindergarten. The screen-
ing is administered by district public
schools to all public school kinder-
garten students. Children who par-
ticipated in VPK and attended a
non-public school for kindergarten
were also provided the opportunity
to participate in the screening.
The screening instrument used
is known as the Florida Kinder-
garten Readiness Screener
(FLKRS), which includes selected
measures from the Early Childhood
Observation System (ECHOS) and
the first two measures of the
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early
Literacy Skills (DIBELS) those
measuring Letter Naming Fluency
and Initial Sound Fluency.
To calculate the rate, each part
of the screening tool is assigned a
percentage based on the number
of students ready. For example, if
eight out of 10 students are ready
for kindergarten on the ECHOS, the
VPK provider would receive 80 per-
cent. The sum of all three screening
results is totaled to establish the
readiness rate of the VPK provider.
The highest rate a provider could
receive is 300 (one hundred per-
cent for each of the three screening


tools).
Not all providers received readi-
ness rates. Readiness rates were
only calculated for providers with a
minimum of four students enrolled
in the VPK program for 85 percent
or more of the total instructional
hours, and whose students were
screened in each measure.
A dispute process is available to
providers who believe their rate is
not accurate. Providers disputing
their readiness rate must submit the
appropriate documentation and
forms to the Department of Educa-
tion within the next 14 days.
Florida's VPK program is jointly
administered by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation, the Depart-
ment of Children and Families and
the Department of Education. The
Department of Children and Fami-
lies provides oversight of child care
licensing, regulation and provider
training; the Department of Educa-
tion oversees standards, curricula
and professional development; and
the Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion administers the day-to-day
operations of the program includ-
ing policy development, financial
management and oversight of the
31 Early Learning Coalitions.
For more information about The
Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc., contact (772) 220-
1220


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NEHS students of the week
Congratulations to the following New Endeavor -iigh School Students of the Week for the
week of May 7-11. Students (left to right) are: TyroneEvans, Reggie Jones, Sonia Santibanez,,
Julio Torres, and Gary Kirsch, New Endeavor High School Principal. Nice work, students!


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NOTHING TO DO: I am only 50 years old and I am so very glad that
my children were not raised in Okeechobee. I moved here almost a
year ago. The rent is ridiculous. I still have no job. Most people are real-
ly nice but there is nothing to do here. One weekend three or four
things were going on, then there was nothing. What do these kids
have to do? You can only see a movie so many times and bowling isn't
for everyone. I'm making arrangements to move.

BUYING A HOME: If you are planning on buying a home don't buy
one near a sewer lift station.

PROPERTY OWNERSHIP: I was reading in the paper about four-
wheelers out in Sunrise Estates and the comments on who owns the
property and who doesn't. The people who live on Sunrise Estates
own to the center of the canal and the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District has the easement. So whenever people are riding back
there, yes you are riding on other peoples' property. We need to get
together and petition the South Florida Water Management District to
buy our property. That way there would be no question as to who
owns the property. As it stands, if you live there you own the property
to the center of the canal.

INTENT: About the article in the May 18 paper what kind of law
enforcement do we have here in Okeechobee where women can be
approached in a parking lot and yet the police state that they couldn't
do anything about it because they didn't know his intent? I would say
his intent was not good. Anytime they approach my wife like that I am
going to do something about it, whether the law likes it or not. I think
this is a terrible thing and I think the law ought to be investigated to see
if they know what the law is. Is there a stalking law in Florida?
Editor's Note: When the detective said they didn't know the men's
intent, she was referring to the fact that they (the police) must prove
criminal intent. And even though they believe there is criminal intent,
roving it is quite a different matter. As for stalking, before this charge
can be filed there must be a continued pattern of someone approach-
ing the same person over and over again.

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Community Events

United Way to meet May 22
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet Tuesday, May 22, at 8
a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 N. U.S. 441.

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

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

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial
Day Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okee-
chobee 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 Sat-
urday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A per-
centage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Preg-
nancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors,
bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security
personnel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-
634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations
of food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, con-
tact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.




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Thanks for
your support
At this time, I would like to
thank all the local sponsors that
continue to support the Florida
Police Work Dog Association
Seminar and make it possible for
our return each year.
The Florida Police Work Dog
Association has been coming to
Okeechobee County for the past
six years.
The association is a non-profit
organization and without the
assistance and support of the
local businesses and individuals
donating prizes for the giveaway
and cash donations, the associa-
tion could not continue training
and certifying police K-9s
throughout the state of Florida.
The association trains and cer-
tifies police K-9s in patrol and
apprehension work, as well as
narcotics and explosive detection.
The association loves coming
to Okeechobee County solely due
to the kind support given from all
the citizens.


As you know, police K-9s are a
vital tool to all types of law
enforcement agencies through-
out the world. Law enforcement
K-9s are responsible for thou-
sands of pounds of illegal nar-
cotics taken off the nation's
streets. They are also responsible
for the arrest of thousands of
drugs dealers and wanted fugi-
tives.
Special thanks to Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May and his
entire administration for allowing
the association to put on the sem-
inar in Okeechobee County. Sher-
iff May is a strong believer in
police K-9s. He fully understands
their importance in the field of
law enforcement and the com-
munities they protect.
The Florida Police Work Dog
Association is looking forward to
coming back to Okeechobee in
2008 for another narcotics K-9
seminar. Anyone wishing to sup-
port the 2008 seminar should
contact Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Detective Richard
Voss at (863) 763-3117.


Upcoming Events

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, con-
tact: 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 Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is invit-
ed to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, contact
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 information,
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., at8 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. atthe Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th
Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets in the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 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 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.
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 ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for informa-
tion.
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 at 7 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 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The group is
facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give
one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hos-
pice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Our appreciation is extended
to the following sponsors: Winn
Dixie of Okeechobee; Happy
Hour Tavern; Tractor Supply Co.;
Mid Florida Hardware; Guaran-
teed Auto & Truck Parts, Inc.;
Good Spirits Lounge; Eddie
Accardi Jeep Chrysler Dodge; Big
Lake Eye Care; Treasure Island
Discount Liquors; Barracuda's
Sports Grillery; Flamingo Motel; J.
Patrick Brennan, O.D.; BMJ Tow-
ing; Eckerd Youth Alternatives;
Optical Gallery; Laurie
McConnell, O.D.; Wal-Mart Super
Center; Adam and Codi Gorham;
and, Golden Corral.
In closing, again thank you to
all our local sponsors and sup-
porters.
Florida Police
Work Dog Association


We rely
on community
I would like to take a brief
moment of your time to introduce
you to the Police Work Dog Asso-


ciation of Florida.
We are a non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to maintaining and
improving the quality of Law
Enforcement Canine Teams in the
State of Florida. Our organization
was established in the mid 1980's
by Law Enforcement Canine Han-
dlers, and has trained and certi-
fied hundreds of canine teams
over the years.
Because there are so many
small canine units in Florida, we
make every effort to keep costs
down so they can get the same
quality training that canine units
from larger agencies enjoy. That's
why we rely on the community to
assist us in our goal.
It's people and organizations
like yourself that allow us to train
dog teams to keep our communi-
ties safe.
Thank you so much for time
and support.
Anthony E. Cavallaro,
president,
Police Work Dog
Association of Florida


Community Events

Church plans revival
Haven of Rest Church will be in revival with Brother Gary Pol-
lard May 19-20. Friday is a special youth rally for all youth of Okee-
chobee. For information, call (863) 357-3053.
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 1 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. Welpme 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.

Salvation Saloon coming to Okeechobee
The Office Bar & Grill, 6315 U.S. 441 S.E., will host the Salvation
Saloon church services & bike show on Sunday, May 20, begin-
ning at noon. See the bikes from the Tampa Salvation Saloon.
There will be a $100 best of show prize, live music and speakers.
Have you given up on church or religion but not God? For infor-
mation, visit their web site at www.salvationsaloon.com.

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 a
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 Fountainview
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.
Employment for seniors available
AARP senior.employment personnel will take applications for
employment at the One Stop Career Center in Okeechobee, 209
S.W. Park St., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thurs-
day, May 24. Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low
income. Please bring a Florida I.D., proof of income and a Social
Security card. For information call Nelson Fernandini at (772) 223-
2653, ext. 238; or, Leon Ruttenbertat (772) 462-6163.







The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 19, 2007 RELIGION 5


Reflections from the Pulpit


Reverend Calvin H. Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Churcl
It Might Have Been
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kened unto me, and Israel
walked in my ways!" (Psalm 81
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killest the prophets, and sto
them that are sent unto thee; :
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children together, as a hen d
gather her brood under her wi
and ye would not! Behold,
house is left unto you desolate:
verily I say unto you, Ye shall
see me, until the time come wl
ye shall say, Blessed is he
cometh in the name of the Lc
(Luke 13:34, 35).
John Greenleaf Whiti
poem, "Maud Muller", reads:
of all sad words of tongue or
the saddest are these: it might I
been!"
Jesus said almost the sa
thing about Jerusalem. If they
heard him, it would have beer
ferent for them. America is no'
the same crossroads. We r
make up our minds to hear Gc
go our own way.
The poem tells the story
powerful young judge who fc
love with a simple farm girl. E
time he rode by her farm and
her working in the field, he wan
to stop his carriage and propo,
her. But fear got the best of him
tie did the judge know that she
the same emotion within her h(
about him. If only they had ta
time to share their feelings, it rr
have been different.
Jesus uses the illustration
mother hen calling her ch
under her wings for protection;
a mother hen, He had offered tl
His protection. They had reje
Him.
He had offered the Jews
kingdom. They could have ha
wonderful future, but they did
like the terms. They wanted
kingdom on their terms, not Gc
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opens; but often we look so long at
the closed door, that we do not see
the one that has been opened for
us.",
Jesus had opened the door to a
kingdom that would have caused
Solomon's to pale in comparison.
And He opened that door wide for
them. Jesus is the door to that king-
dom but they closed it when they
called for His crucifixion. The sim-
ple truth overwhelmed them.
There is an old story of a man
who lost every job he had, but one
day he got a very simple job. He
was told: "Just put the big oranges
in this box, the medium-sized
oranges in this box, and the small-
est oranges in this box." '
"I can't take it!" he replied.
"But, why?" asked the boss in
amazement.
"Decisions! Decisions! Deci-
sions!!!"
The point is that as one matures
beyond youth, one increasingly
finds new, different challenges and
responsibilities. And one faces
decisions where one wonders just
where to turn and which way to
go-which way one will find the
greatest opportunity to "'be joyful in
the Lord." -The Possible Years-
Concordia.
I believe that God does give
signs in His own way and in His
own time-if we use the means of
grace and let Him talk to us.
All they had to do to secure their
future, as a nation, was come to
Jesus as the Messiah. But instead,
they wanted to rid themselves of
Him.
Little did they know that the
Romans would soon destroy
Jerusalem. They threw away their
last opportunity to save them-
selves, and enter that special king-
dom ruled by their Messiah.
Likewise, God has given Ameri-
ca a great place in history. We have
been blessed like no other nation
because our God has been hon-
ored from our founding. But now,
like Israel, we are trying to remove
Him from our land-what folly!
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ourselves is this: "What can
replace Him?" The answer is
"Nothing." If we lose Him, we have
lost it all!
Two partners of a large, pros-
perous business were both child-
less. They decided to hire a poor
boy and give him every opportuni-
ty to advance rapidly and ultimately
have him become a partner and
heir to the business. They found a
boy they both liked, exceedingly
bright, active and industrious. The
partners agreed to give him six
months' trial before informing him
of what was in their minds.
The last week of the six months'
test arrived when one morning the
superintendent saw the boy slip
something slyly into his pocket. He
insisted on knowing what it was,
and the boy confessed he had
stolen a quarter of a dollar. He was
dismissed and never learned how
near he had been to a fortune. He
had sold the splendid position and
prospect for a quarter of a dollar.
-J. A. Clark -Encyclopedia of
15,000 illustrations.
The door is still open because
Jesus is that door; however, one
day that door will close forever.
That is why we must enter the
open door today-while it is still
open!
Dr. T. C. Horton entered an ele-
vator one day and called for the
floor at which he wished to stop.
Always ready to seize an opportu-
nity to tell what God had done for a
world of lost sinners, he turned to
the elevator boy, and asked, "Are
you bound for Heaven or hell?"
"I don't know," the young man
replied. When the desired floor
was reached, the elevator stopped,
and the door was opened.
But Dr. Horton made no move
to go. The elevator boy waited a
moment, and then said to him,
"Why don't you go? The door is
open."
"So is the door to Heaven,"
answered Dr. Horton, walking out,
and leaving the young man to
make the very obvious application.
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A letter for you
Grace Christian Church tells us of God's love letter.


Religion Events


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 Cyn-
thia Kelly at (863) 447-0671.
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 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper and includes all
expenses including three meals a day. Donations of food and supplies
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 Sat-

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urday, 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.

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 Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham, David Bar-
ton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The program is
appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained from Debi at
(863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171; or, online at
www.worldviewweekend.com.

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 some-
one who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information, call
(863) 357-3053.


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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.

Arlen Cook, Pastor

51 NW 98"' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165


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First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
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Special Music, "Hearts of Harniony"
SLunch will be provided on the groundsA


535 N.E. 28th Avenue Okeechobee, FL
(Intersection of 70 East & 710)
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 19,2007


Athletes compete in local Hershey track and field meet


The following are the results
lor the local Hershey Track and
Field meet held May 11 at Okee-
chobee High School. Schools par-
ticipating in the meet were Ever-
glades Elementary (EES); North
Elementary (NES); Seminole Ele-
mentary (SEM); Central Elemen-
tary (CES); South Elementary
(SES); Yearling Middle School
(YMS); and, Osceola Middle
School (OMS).
Boys ages 9 & 10
50-Meter Dash: (1) Jesus Perez
(EES), 8.00; (2) Albion Crowell
(NES), 8.02; (3) Terrance Pryor
(SEM), 8.13; (4) Williams (SEM),
8.25; (5) Jacob Emmick (NES),
8.44; and (6) Wyatt Bessenbacher
(CES), 8.50.
100-Meter Dash: (1) Terrance
Boswell (SES), 15.75; (2) Quenton
Reeves (NES), 16.25; (3) Cody
Waldron (NES), 16.44; (4) Jared
Morgan (CES), 16.62; (5) LaQua-
vius Williams (SEM), 16.66; and
(6) Andravious Stalworth (SEM),
17.15.
200-Meter Dash: (1) Paul Jack-
son (SES), 36.04; (2) Zeke
Matthews (NES), 36.06; (3) R.J.
Herndon (NES), 36.07; (4) Tyler
Selph (CES), 37.28; (5) Daniel
Alvarez, (EES), 38.06; and (6)
Matthew Coleman (CES), 38.59.
400-Meter Dash: (1) Shea Pin-
der (SES), 1.20.28; (2) R.J. Hern-
don (NES), 1.25.84; (3) Jose
Delacruz (NES), 1.28.77; (4) Ryan
Daniel (SES), 1.29.28; (5) Tyler
Selph (CES), 1.30; and (6) Bailey
Lewis (CES), 1.31.
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) EES-
Daniel Alvarez, Cody Mastellier,
Junior Miranda and Keith Cham-
berland, 1.09.25; (2) NES-1.09.75;
(3) SES-1.11.90; (4) SES-1.12.66;
(5) CES-1.12.72; (6) NES-1.12.91;
and (7) CES-1.15.59.
Softball Throw: (1) Yo Osceola
(SEM), 132.650; (2) Layton
Thomas (SEM), 126.9; (3) Keith
Chamberlane (EES), 123.150; (4)
Jacob Dupree (SES), 121.850; (5)
Brendon Barcia (SES), 121.850;
(6) Devin Buchannon (NES),
105.6; (7) Cody Prescott (CES),
98.0; and (8) Albion Crowell
(NES), 95.6.
Standing Long Jump: (1)
Andrew Davis (SES), 6.25; (2) Ter-
rance Boswell (SES), 5.1125; (3)
Albion Crowell (NES), 5.1050; (4)
Tyler Selph (CES), 5.9; (5) Cody
Mostellier (EES), 5.825; and (6)
Matthew Coleman (CES), 5.6.
Girls ages 9 & 10
50-Meter Dash: (1) Lahna
Sedotol (SEM), 8.18; (2) Brianna


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The 13 and 14 year-old girls 4x100 relay for the Hershey Track meet was held on Friday, May
11. This relay team of (in no particular order) Jaryca Baker, Shamarah Shanks, Cely Soles
and Amanda Harrison from Yearling Middle School were practicing with parent Preston


Baker prior to running in their event.
Jonas (SES), 8.30; (3) Cheyenne Soft
Nunez (CES), 8.35; (3) Tarnea less (N
Allen (NES), 8035; (4) Sarah Hurst (SEM)
(NES), 8.40; (5) Vizell Costellejo (EES),
(EES), 8.56; and (6) Cassidy Wat- (SEM),
ford (NES), 8.65. 73.11;
100-Meter Dash: (1) Jordan 73.4; (Q
Lawlis (CES), 15.50; (2) Ruth Pala- and (8
cious (SES), 15.80; (3) Wanda 35.4.
Porter (EES), 16.30; (4) Josie Stai
Brewster (EES), 16.55; (5) Gisel anna J
Alarcon (SES), 16.82; and (6) Watfor
Sarah Hurst, (NES), 17.00. Sheldo
200-Meter Dash: (1) Baylee Far- Nunez
less (NES), 34.41; (2) Lahna Seda- Osceol
tol (SEM), 34.91; (3) Isabelle Shel- WhitnE
don (SES), 35.25; (4) Mercedes Boys
Washington (EES), 37.06; (5) Ali-
cia Barker (CES), 37.28; and (6) 100
Ashley Boland (SES), 41.00. Smith
400-Meter Dash: (1) Cali mons
Pearce (SES), 1.31.75; (2) Sierra Spivey
Coward (SES), 1.32.17; (3) Crawf
Brooke Dailey (CES), 1.37.38; (4) Turbisl
Jessica Tapia (NES), 1.43.28; (5) George
Kayla Simpson (SES), 2.04; and 200
(6) Casey Honeycutt (CES), 2.25. Smith
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) SES)- (NES),
Ruth Palacios, Brianna Jones, swortl
Keyana Nelson and Lizzy Buck, McWh
1.11.72; (2) NES-1.12.19; (3) NES- Chase
1.12.38; (4) EES-1.12.65; (5) EES- and (6
1.13.94; (6)_CES-1.16.2-L;.and (7) 35.94.
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tball Throw: (1) Baylee Far-
ES), 93.6; (2) Trista Osceola
, 90.6; (3) Josie Brewster
87.150; (4) Lahna Sedatol
86.3; (5) Lizzie Buck (SES),
(6) Kayla Martinez (NES),
7) Gisel Alarcon (SES), 56.3;
8) Lainey Sedatol (SEM),
ending Long Jump: (1) Bri-
ones (SES), 6.5; (2) Cassidy
d (NES), 5.11; (3) Isabelle
)n (SES), 5.9; (4) Cheyenne
(CES), 5.725; (5) Trista
la (SEM), 5.575; and (6)
iy Najera (NES), 5.125.
;ages 11 & 12
Meter Dash: (1) Tavares
(SES), 13.44; (2) Trey Sim-
(NES), 13.62; (3) Lavonte
(YMS), 14.25; (4) Kutler
ord (SES), 14.84; (5) Joe
h (EES), 14.87; and (6)
eTillman (NES), 15.10.
-Meter Dash: (1) Tavares
(SES), 27.91; (2) Saul Rios
31.82; (3) Clayton Nor-
hy, (NES), 32.91; (4) Seth
orter (SEM), 33.69; (5)
Asmussen (CES), 34.53;
) Trenton Hickman (SES),
-Meter Dash: (1) Eric


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Butch's Redneck Yacht Club donates to camp
KOA Care Camp (benefiting kids with cancer) received a $1,000 donation from Butch's
Redneck Yacht Club. Accepting the check from Kevin Schooley is Toni Moseley. Sharing
in the presentation (left to right) Steve Spell, Kevin Schooley, Joe Harkins, Nancy Smith,
Pat Tipton, Cindy Sturdevent, J.R. Coburn, Toni Moseley and Dutch Tipton. A fund raising
putt-putt golf tournament will be held at the KOA on May 28, with all proceeds supporting
the Annual KOA Care Camp.


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Sanchez (SES), 1.15.63; (2) Frank
Huff (NES), 1.18.10; (3) Devin
Jimenez (EES), 1.19.56; (4) Lin-
den Buccino (YMS), 1.20.16; (5)
Racey Durrance (SES), 1.20.31;
and (6) Chase Asmussen (CES),
1.23.56.
800-Meter Run: (1) Chase Sut-
ton (SES), 2.54.03; (2) Brandon
Ball (SES), 2.54.16; (3) Kevin Cole-
man (CES), 3.02.94; (4) Nicholas
Flood (YMS), 3.03.00; (5) Frank
Huff (NES), 3.17.22; and (6) Jho-
vani Hernandez (NES), 3.30.
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) (NES),
Adam Davis, Tyler Smith, Clayton
Norsworthy, and Triston Dubois,
1.03.19; (2) EES-1.03.47; (3) YMS-
1.03.60; (4) SES-1.03.85; (5) NES-
1.04.56; (6) CES-1.05.00; (7) CES-
1.05.97; and (8) NES-1.06.03.
Softball Throw: (1) Christian
Crews (NES), 164.9; (2) Lavonte
Spivey (YMS), 159.5; (3) Seth
McWhorter (SEM), 145.9; (4)
Stephen Geary (YMS), 145.150;
(5) Kutter Crawford (SES),
141.550; (6) Adrian Mironda
(SEM), 141.3; (7) Mitchell McCoin
(OMS), 139.8; and (8) Macario
Calvillo (EES), 139.3.
Standing Long Jump: (1) Trey
Simmons (NES), 7.1; (2) Clayton
Norsworthy (NES), 7.0; (3) Seth
McWhorter (SEM), 6.9; (4) Eric
Evans (YMS), 6.850; (5) Chase
Asmussen (CES) 6.675; and (6)


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Girls ages 11 & 12
100-Meter Dash: (1) Jenna
Kissam (OMS), 14.50; (2) Gilbre-
sha Pickens (SES), 14.53; (3)
Carissa Licata (NES), 15.16; (4)
Thaddrika Sanders (CES), 15.25;
(5) Toneka Roberts (CES), 15.35;
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200-Meter Dash: (1) Jenna
Kissam (OMS), 30.15; (2) Quan-
erra Coleman (NES), 31.90; (3)
Jekelsha Andrews (NES), 32.42;
(4) Brianna Nunez (SES), 32.75;
(5) Anna Huerta (SEM), 34.38; (5)
Jessica Mond (CES), 34.38; (6) Airi
Nunez (CES), 34.78; and (7)
Shadalia Williams (SEM), 34.78.
400-Meter Dash: (1) Sandra
Luviano (NES), 1.19.60; (2) Nicole
Kelly (NES), 1.20.20; (3) Alma
Bucin (SES), 1.20.90; (4) Anna
Huerta (SEM) 1.23.44; (5) Dayla
Ferneau (OMS), 1.24.63; and (6)
Eunice Crowell (CES), 1.28.
800-Meter Run: (1) Tabatha
Henry (SES), 3.06.69; (2) Alma
Bucio (SES), 3.16.95; (3) Tiffany
Bowers (CES), 3.18.97; (4) Jenna
Kemp (NES), 3.20.03; (5) Selena
Bowman (NES), 3.38.15; and (6)
Karina Romero (CES), 4.02.
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) CES-
Cornesha Jarvis, Selena
Rodriguez, Thaddricka Sanders,
Toneka Roberts, 1.04.59; SES-
1.06.24; CES-1.06.25; NES-1.06.69;
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Softball Throw: (1) Delaney
Osceola (SEM), 134.5; (2) Lauren
Hazzellief (SES), 120.3; (3) Brian-
na Nunez (SES), 118.2; (4) Taylor
Williams (EES), 117.0; (5)
Chrishra Rojas, 112.3; (6) Kylice
Baker, 111.1; (7) Breanna Billie
(SEM), 107.0; and (8) Jenra
Kissam (OMS), 105.4.
Standing LOng Jump: (1)
Gilbresha Pickers (SES), 6.550; (2)
Autumn Wolford (EES), 6.525; (3)
Kayln Smith (SEM), 6.4; (4) Jor-
dan Wilkerson (NES), 6.2375; (5)
Eunice Crowell (CES), 5.1175; and
(6) Channa Potter, (NES), 5.11.
Boys ages 13 & 14
100-Meter Dash: (1) Dennis
Cummings (OMS), 12.37; (2)
Baxom Drawdy (OMS), 13.03; (3)
Michael Lewis (SEM), 13.56; (4)
Michael Russell (SES), 14.59; (5)
Danny Bohannon (SEM), 15.32;
and (6) Francisco Bucio (CES),
15.60.
200-Meter Dash: (1) Alejandro
Diaz (YMS), 29.13; (2) Jose Lore-
do (YMS), 29.22; (3) David Ross
(OMS), 31.17; (4) Cornelius Jarvis
(OMS), 31.41; (5) Alex Nunez
(SEM), 32.15; and (6) Michael
Russell (SES), 32.18.
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Radebaugh (OMS), 2.40.77; (3)
Damien Womble (YMS), 2.45.84;
and (4) Gabriel Esqunz (OMS),
2.50.09.
1600-Meter Run: (1) Richard
Sellers (YMS), 5.52; (2) Phillip
Suarez (YMS), 6.15; (3) Jack Rade-
baugh (OMS), 6.29; (4) Serafin
Espinoza (OMS), 6.32.
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) Dennis
Cummings, Gabriel Esquintz,
Ryan Born and Baxom Drawdy
(OMS), 57.50; (2) YMS-1.00.72;
(3) OMS-1.03.47; (4) EES-1.08.25;
Softball Throw: (1) Carlos Con-
treas (OMS), 200.8; (2) McGyver
Reyes (YMS), 185.0; (3) Marshall
Tommie (SEM), 180.8; (4) Marcas
Fonseca, 166.5; (5) Dalton Murray,
158.3; (5) Dalton Murray, 158.3;
(6) Danny Bohannan (SEM),
147.11; (7) Robert Garza 134.8;
and (8) Lane Register, 40.11.
Standing Long Jump: (1)
Diego Fonseca (YMS), 9.0; (2)
Gabriel Esquivel (OMS), 8.0; (3)
Jose Loredo (YMS), 7.850; (4) Ser-
afin Espinoza (OMS), 7.675; (5)
Michael Russell (SES), 7.1; and (6)
Gavin Wilinski (EES), 6.1125.
Girls ages 13 & 14
100-Meter Dash: (1) Essance
Williams (OMS), 13.66; (2) Shan-
marah Shanks (YMS), 15.03; (3)
Elizabeth Yanez (OMS), 15.47; (4)
Araceli Hernandez (EES), 16.89;
(5) Meredith Lawson (EES),
16.89; and (6) Bonnie Little (SES),
17.80.
200-Meter Dash: (1) Cely Solis
(YMS), 34.16; (2) A. Mitchell
(OMS), 34.56; (3) Taylor Douglas
(OMS), 36.28; (4) M. Gopher
(SEM), 36.81; (5) Maria Ruiz
(YMS), 38.00; and (6) Araceli Her-
nandez (EES), 38.56.
1600-Meter Run: (1) Gaby
Borja (YMS), 6.51; and (2) Kayla
Nelson (OMS), 7.24.
4 x 100-Meter Relay: (1) Kayla
Nelson, Ashtyn Brown, Elizabeth
Yanez, and Essance Williams
(OMS), 1.01.04; (2) YMS-1.03.88;
(3) OMS-1.08.57; and (4) CES-
1.12.60.
Softball Throw: (1) Frena Billie
(YMS), 182.8; (2) Taylor Douglas
(OMS), 156.6; (3) Jaryca Baker
(YMS), 151.9; (4) Alison Sheehee
(YMS), 135.9; (5) Ashyton Brown
(OMS), 135.8; and (6) Meredith
Lawson (EES), 85.7.
Standing Long Jump: (1) Ash-
ton Brown (OMS), 6.525; (2) Abril
Maldonado (OMS), 6.5; (3) Gaby
Borja (YMS), 6.3; and (4) Meredith
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Community Events


Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt
golf 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.
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.
OCSO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring
summer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four
days long. The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be
residents of Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child.
Camps will be run by the OCSO Marine Unit,.the NSW-Trident cadet
program with funding support from the Children's Services Council
of Okeechobee County. Kids will be under direct supervision at all
times by OCSO personnel and selected senior Naval cadets from
the NSW-Trident program. Activities will include: Florida safe boat-
ing course; basic boat safety and equipment; basic physical fitness
exercises; search and rescue boat tour/rides; drown proofing orien-
tation swimming evaluation (at the pool); water safety at the
beach; Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
Tour. Interested parents should call (863) 357-1600 or (863) 634-
7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application
forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on a
first-come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp reser-
vations cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received the forms
and fees.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students
Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between
the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug preven-
tion 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
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This con-
test 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 World-
view Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W. 28th St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be
Ken Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron
Carlson. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can
be obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church
at (863) 763-2171; or. online at www.worldviewweekend.com.
OHS yearbook sales continue
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived.
Extra copies are on sale during both lunches in the Journalism
room and after school until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 cash only. The
books will be on sale as long as copies are available.
Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a
free drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May
beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or 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
scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local
Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship dona-
tions 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 smok-
ing cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family mem-
bers living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida
Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah
Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

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Tapping teacher
Seminole Elementary School third-grade teacher Lynsay
Masters displayed her tap dancing and gymnastic skills
during the school's 2007 variety show held Tuesday, May
15.

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
1.998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are
available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007,24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 orna-
ment will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is avail-
able. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the
same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the fol-
lowing members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following require-
ments 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.


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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 customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to 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 in are accepted.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith 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 community.
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 CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.





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Initial data suggest VPK is better preparing children for Kindergarten


TALLAHASSEE Preliminary
data released at the State Board
of Education meeting in Orlan-
do revealed that children who
participated in the state's Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) Edu-
cation program performed bet-
ter on the Florida Kindergarten
Readiness Screener (FLKRS) a
screening instrument given to
children within the first 30 days
of kindergarten than children
who did not participate in the
program. Further, children who
attended the VPK program less
than 85 percent of the time still
scored higher on the FLKRS
screening measures than chil-
dren who had no exposure to
the program.
The FLKRS includes selected
measures from the Early Child-
hood Observation SystemT'
(ECHOS T) and the first two
measures of the Dynamic Indi-
cators of Basic Early Literacy
SkillsT (DIBELST') those
measuring Letter Naming Fluen-
cy and Initial Sound Fluency.
Children attending the full VPK
program, or even a portion of a
program, generally outper-
formed those who did not on
each of these three measures.
"VPK is an excellent opportu-
nity for children to build the
skills they need to read and
experience academic success
down the road," said Education
Commissioner Blomberg.
"These results confirm what we
have believed all along the
more time children spend in a
quality VPK program, the better
prepared they are for kinder-
garten. We must continue to
work toward increasing partici-
pation in Florida's VPK program
and boosting attendance levels
so that all of Florida's children
enter kindergarten ready-to-
learn."

ECHOSTM
Fifty-two percent of VPK
completers (those attending a
minimum of 85 percent of the
program) were "Consistently
Demonstrating" what he or she
should know and be able to do
at the beginning of kinder-
garten. Only 40 percent of non-
VPK children were "Consistently
Demonstrating" and 45 percent
-.of children with some VPK were
"Consistently Demonstrating."

DIBELST" Letter
Naming Fluency
Letter Naming Fluency meas-
ures a student's proficiency in
naming uppercase and lower-
case letters. Eighty-two percent
of VPK completers were "Above
Average" or "Low Risk," which
means the student was perform-
ing at or above grade level in this
measure. Sixty-five percent of
non-VPK children were "Above
Average" or "Low Risk" and 71
percent of children with some
VPK were "Above Average" or
"Low Risk."



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DIBELST": Initial
Sound Fluency
Initial Sound Fluency meas-
ures a student's ability to recog-
nize the beginning sounds) in a
spoken word. Seventy percent of
VPK completers were "Above
Average" or "Low Risk;" where-
as, 62 percent of non-VPK chil-
dren fell into this same category.
Sixty-four percent of children
with some VPK were "Above
Average" or "Low Risk."
"The three assessments clear-
ly demonstrate that children
who completed or participated
in VPK scored higher than those
who did not. These results indi-
cate that the hard work of our
partners and early learning coali-
tions is paying off and that this
program makes a significant dif-
ference in terms of whether a
child will be prepared for
school," said Agency for Work-
force Innovation Director Mone-
sia Brown. "These are the types
of results the people of Florida
asked for and I am proud to
report that we are delivering on
our promise."
Also released today were pre-
liminary 2005-2006 VPK Provider
Kindergarten Readiness Rates,
which measure how well a pri-
vate or public VPK provider pre-
pared four-year-olds for kinder-
garten. To make this information
easily accessible to parents,
Department of Education (DOE),
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI) and the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(DCF) worked collaboratively to
develop a searchable, online
database with readiness rate
reports for individual VPK
providers available at
https://vpk.fldoe.org.
VPK Provider Kindergarten
Readiness Rates include only the
results of children who partici-
pated in VPK during 2005-2006.
The VPK Provider Kindergarten


Readiness Rate is based on the
scores of children who attended
VPK and who are screened with-
in the first 30 days of kinder-
garten. The screening is adminis-
tered by district public schools to
all public school kindergarten
children. Children who partici-
pated in VPK and attended a
non-public school for kinder-
garten were also provided the
opportunity to participate in the
screening.
The rates are based on chil-
dren's performance on the three
measures of FLKRS listed above.
To calculate the rate, each part of
the screening tool is assigned a
percentage based on the num-
ber of children ready. For exam-
ple, if eight out of 10 children are
ready for kindergarten on the
ECHOST', the VPK provider
would receive 80 percent. The
sum of all three screening results


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is totaled to establish the readi-
ness rate of the VPK provider.
The highest rate a provider could
receive is 300 (100 percent for
each of the three screening
tools).
Not all' providers received
readiness rates. Readiness rates
were only calculated for
providers with a minimum of
four children who were enrolled
in the VPK program for 85 per-
cent or more of the total instruc-
tional hours and participated in
each of the three kindergarten
screening measures.
In preparation for the calcula-
tion of the rates, the DOE and
AWl worked together to give
VPK providers an opportunity to
verify their enrollment informa-
tion and make any changes via
the online database. Florida's 31
early learning coalitions
reviewed provider changes for


accuracy and requested support-
ing documentation as needed.
A dispute/appeals process is
available to providers who
believe their rate is not accurate.
Providers disputing/appealing
their readiness rate must submit
the appropriate documentation
and forms to the DOE within the
next 14 days. After the conclu-
sion of the dispute/appeals
process, the State Board of Edu-
cation in June will set the mini-
mum readiness rate that, if
achieved by a provider, demon-
strates the provider's satisfactory
delivery of the VPK program.
The State Board will also identify
low-performing providers that
will be required to submit an
improvement plan targeting
areas for change including pro-
posed actions or existing actions
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secutive years will be removed
from the state-approved
provider list.
Florida's VPK program is joint-
ly administered by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation, the
Department of Children and Fam-
ilies and the Department of Edu-
cation. The Department of Chil-
dren and Families provides
oversight of child care licensing,
regulation and provider training;
the Department of Education
oversees standards, curricula and
professional development; and
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation administers the day-to-day
operations of the program includ-
ing policy development, financial
management and oversight of the
31 Early Learning Coalitions.
For more information on VPK
Provider Kindergarten Readi-
ness Rates, visit
https://vpk.fldoe.org.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
SEM enjoys line dancing
Seminole Elementary School students (in no particular order) Acelyn Youngblood, Miriam Mojica, Autumn Blevins,
Tiffany Cox, Maude Gopher, Paula Prado, Summer Nast, Cheyenne Carden and Victor Nunez performed a line dance to
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rience with the |
AirConditioning
industry, was the l IBludNeese
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-
tion in our article, We will give
you a FREE diagnostics visit
and a written report detailing the
solutions) to your problem.
Having A/C Troubles?
Ask the Expert!!
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E-mail:
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syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to three
times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six factors:






Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and Inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
Insurance are added to the PIT/.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall In the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
L Your total debt-to-income ratio should be In the 34 to 38 percent range.


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TO DO BEFORE MAKING A

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





Lenders also analyze your income In relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard Insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall In the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.


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Donald A. Renfranz
Realtor / Lic. Real Estate Broker
863-634-4596
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Vicki and Perry Green
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Seminole Elementary School students (back row-left to right) Emery Fish, Chris Olvarez,
Randy Shore, (front) Acelyn Youngblood sang a song entitled," I Bought it on Ebay" which
detailed all the crazy things one can buy online during the SEM 2007 variety show on Tues-
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Seminole Elementary School teachers (left to right) Ms. Rucks, Mrs. Yielding, Mrs Ellinger,
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Theatre I -"Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes; Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7and 9:30 p.m. Monday at 3.
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
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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-
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REWARD! (863)697-1884
MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
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POODLE, Black, male, small,
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Isles, has red radio fence
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WALKER HOUND, female, tri-
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DOGS, different breeds, up for
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KITTEN- 1 female calico, 7
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KITTENS Males & Females, 2
Siamese, 1 calico, 2 orange,
free to good home.
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male. Free to good homes
only. (863)230-0026
YELLOW LAB MIX, Male, to
good home. Neutered, 1 year
old. LaBelle area.
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1980 SE 9th Ave.
May 18th & 19th, 8am to??
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(863)697-6455
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OKEECHOBEE: Sun, May 20th,
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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
State Rd. 70 East. Lots of
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Full-iment 205
Employment
Medical 210
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Employment

Job Trnining 227
Sales 230


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


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

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Snapper
& GOLF CARS
has a new exciting position
open for a Multi-Task person
for Equipment & Parts Sales.
Must be computer literate.
Full benefits: 401K Health
Insurance and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
EOE
NEEDED:
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person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588


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branch location. Responsibilities include
serving members, performing transac-
tions, and cross selling credit union
products and services. Candidates must
possess previous teller experience as well
as a commitment to providing exceptional
customer service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical insurance,
401(k), tuition assistance, sales
incentives, and annual bonus. Apply
online at wwwmmidflorida.com.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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has a new position available
for a Service Technician.
Having experience with small
engine repair a plus. Full
benefits: 401K Health
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Energetic, Personable Medical
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.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898

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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, It you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



abysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
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. 863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpels/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 565
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Pure 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 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


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Gutters, Inc.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Waterfall Video
This easy-to-use video pro-
vides a step-by-step guide
that makes it easy to build
your own backyard retreat
complete with waterfall and
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Waterfall video
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Also available:
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and send with check to:
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Include your name, address,
and the name of this news-
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for delivery.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
Executive Secretaries &
Administrative Assistants L2
(#64031079)

Provides administrative/secretarial support for the
Hendry & Glades County Health Department Ex-
ecutive Community Health Nursing Director; will
also assist with purchasing; requires self starter
with excellent secretarial/administrative skills;
must have ability to multi task & use a variety of
computer software (i.e., word, excel, power
point, etc.); Secretarial or AA Degree preferred.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA.

Apply on line: https:peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x 118
for more details.

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


leads you to the best
products and services-


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


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.
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
Flid It faster. Sdel t soon-
er In the classifeds


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
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


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 XP wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212


ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Ashor $50 863-357-5774
'r 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


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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
$3001863-675-2959
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mlrror, 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 conditionI
250. 863-697-2813
SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
TABLE & (4) CHAIRS, Maple.
$200 (863)357-9676
TWIN BED: With plain metal
frame, great shape. $40.
863-357-2891
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot bod, white.
$300/both. (8631801-3980 "
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.
863-467-8607


GOLF CLUB SET, ladles,
graphite, almost new, com-
plete with bag, $125 or trade
for 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 ma, 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- Ladles 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,
Spops up-to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
$30. 863-763-7584
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc condo.
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.



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- Wurlitzer, 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
LaBelle area.
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
3 black males, $600.
863-447-3357
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.,
Momma weighs 5 lbs. $900.
(863)467-4337
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
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: 1212 x 36.
$25.863-763-7161



DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400
watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or best offer.
(863)763-8797


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farmhouse Cookbook

You don't have to live on a farm to enjoy the hearty
cuisine of the farm house kitchen. The "Farmhouse
Cookbook," a 516-page cookbook, features 300
recipes that will have you cooking classic country
fare in no time, even if you've never milked a cow or
plucked a chicken.

Farmhouse Cookbook (No. W13)... $15.95
Also available:
Cold Weather Cooking
(No. W7)... $16.95
Please add $4.00 s&h


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-Bild Features
15241 Stagg St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


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
hpi, Gas powered w/remote.
Lifted w/Bigger Tires &
Rims. $400.863-357-8788


Agriculture


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
r. 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,
18a HP, 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400.863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HR 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




Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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


UAK LAKE VILLA: r"l2'Ia.
$900/mo lus $500 security.
No pets. Non-smoking envi-
ronment. Call 863-610-1750.


ON RIM CANAL OF LAKE
OKEECHOBEE: l br, furnished,
screened porch, utils incIld.
$175/week. (772)359-1640


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
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Cal 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 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
Sporch, carport. $1250 + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150.mod+ Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (9541658-0108


UKEE: Large 3Dr + retreat
(possible 4th br), 2 full ba,
garden tub, walk-in shower, fp,
in-ground pool on water.
$1250/mo. 1st, lst, sec & ref
req'd. 863-634-8863
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, 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


OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sqft.Asking6$158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219


OKEE., 2br iba 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 ml
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 & addi.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com


Mobile Homes

II *.


OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. $700/mo. & $550
security. (863)763-0648


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: Ouel, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, 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


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
41-713-1044 Frior Sat only.


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


H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
tires/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 r
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/traller,
Good condition. $1000.
(863)675-9218 or 234-1015
GO CART, as-is. $300
(863)234-1073
GO CART, large, 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


Automobiles


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H Duty Thk4040
Parts Repair 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 400
Utility Trallers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th
Annlv. Ed., 50k mi., t-tops,
blacked out windows, new
tires, $9000. (863)357-1733
FORD MUSTANG 2002, Dark
green. Low miles. Looks &
uns 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 orig, good rubber, cold ac.
$1500863-447-1808
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '84,
Runs good. New transmis-
sion. $1100. or best offer.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 863-697-0251
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mis.,
5 spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
$6500. (863)599-2556
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.
(863)801-3890



GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton,
ps, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916 Military's). $5000 w/ 9'
util 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 dt, 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
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail 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
trock. $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", 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 AT. 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
ood, 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.
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, NA/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
GMC 2500- '01, Duramaxdie-
sel, 4x4, 130K ml. & '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 ml.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only
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 '01i Goose-
neck, 7x12; double axfe.
$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
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


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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 Environmental 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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