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Vol. 98 No. 141 Monday, May 21,2007 504 Plus tax


Briefs

"Click it or ticket"
begins Monday
In an effort to increase safety
belt usage among Florida
motorists, Okeechobee City P.D.
is joining law enforcement
statewide in the "Click It or Tick-
et Florida" initiative. From May
21 through June 3, 2007, offi-
cials will show zero tolerance
for unrestrained motorists.
SFWMDwebsite
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
Locks closing
due to low water
Beginning Friday, April 27,
the navigation locks at J&S,
Henry Creek, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge \ill be closed
due to low water levels.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until
further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.


Drought Index
Current: 535
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurnBan: Countywide

Lake levels

9.30 feet


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

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Does anyone own Viking roads?


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Who owns the roads in
Viking? Like the canals in Trea-
sure Island and Taylor Creek
Isles, no one wants to claim
responsibility for their mainte-
nance.
Peavine Trail, 101 Ranch
Road and North Grade are the
only roads maintained by the
county.
Many of the other 216 miles
of roads are simply easements,
with adjoining property owners
each contributing half of the
easement. The Coquina Water
Control District (CWCD) owns
easements on the roads follow-


ing the section lines.
These easements are only
40 feet wide with each property
owner contributing 20 feet.
However, current standards
call for county-maintained
roads with two lanes, without
curb and gutter, to have a 70
foot right of way.
These roads were put in by a
former developer of the proper-
ty. Though the years, other
roads have come into existence
as the property was sold.
Some residents complain of
the roads tearing up their vehi-
cles and not having good law
enforcement or medical
response because of the condi-
tions of the roads.


The situation in this 25-
square mile area located in the
northwestern part of the coun-
ty has been causing confusion
since before the formation of
Okeechobee County in 1917.
Different developers
When the area was still a
,part Osceola County, land spec-
ulators would meet the steam-
boats at Basinger and escort
prospective buyers to the prop-
erty. Since that time the land
has gone through the hands of
several developers including
Southern Land Colonization,
Communities Financial Corpo-
See Roads Page 2


D.A.R.E.: To resist Drugs and Violence


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Fifth grade students from Everglades Elementary School (in no particular order) Mered-
ith Lawson, Araceli Hernandez, Steven Alvarez, Sierra Harrigan, Katie Hill, Kaylee
Tumoszwicz, Devin Jimenez, Emily Worth, Austin Shatzer, and Nikki Delcamp participat-
ed in the D.A.R.E graduation held at the agri-civic center on Friday, May 18. They viewed
various presentations on different areas of law enforcement.

Students graduate from D.A.R.E.
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The fifth graders from Cen- IT
trial Elementary, Everglades Ele- ET
mentary, Seminole Elementary, A
South Elementary, North Ele- a k-
mentary, New Endeavor, and I r -
'Grace Christian Academy partic- 1
ipated in the D.A.R.E (Drug
Abuse Resistance Education)
program for the 2006-2007
schoolyear.
The D.A.R.E. graduation was
held on Friday, May 18, at the
Okeechobee County Agri-civic
Center.
According to their website,
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in
Los Angeles and has proven so
successful that it is now being Fifth grade students competed in different areas for the
implemented in 75 percent of DA.R.E program such as speeches. Caitlyn Knight (front-
our nation's school districts andram such as speeches. Catlyn Knight (front-
in more than 43 countries left) from North Elementary School won first place in the
around the world. county for her speech, Nicholas Kielbasa (front-right)
D.A.R.E. is a police officer- from Central Elementary School won second place and
led series of classroom lessons Jake Menendez (not pictured) from Everglades Elemen-
that teaches children in Okee- tary School won third place. Sheriff Paul May (back-left)
and Major Noel Stephen (back-right) showed their appre-
See D.A.R.E.- Page 2 ciation for all their hard work.

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City says May 20-26


is Public Works Week


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee has
proclaimed the week of May 20-
26 to be National Public Works
Week in the City of Okeechobee.
Public works professionals
have participated in events and
activities to increase public
awareness and appreciation of
the profession since 1960 when
President John Kennedy pro-
claimed that this event would
serve as an annual reminder of
the value that public works pro-
fessional contribute to our lives.
According to the American
Public Works Association
(APWA) website, the theme of
public works, "moving life for-


ward" clearly seeks to enhance
the prestige of the often-unsung
heroes of our society the pro-
fessionals who serve the public
good every day with quiet dedi-
cation.
The mission of the APWA is
to promote professional excel-
lence and public understanding
through education, advocacy
and the exchange of knowledge.
The City of Okeechobee's
public works department is
headed by Donnie Robertson
who has been with the city for
seven years.
He was hired as the director
of the Public Works Department
See Works -Page 2


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March. The dry conditions caused the sugar sand to be very
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Clint Gould, Cleveland Lamb, Brian Padgett, Rick Amlet, Marvin Roberts and Alfred Fish-
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Roads

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ration and Viking Communities
Corporation and has been replat-
ted, sometimes more than once,
before coming into the hands of
the present property owners.
Some of these plats overlap.
According to CWCD board
member John Entry, part of the
problem lies in the fact that some
of the roads and canals are not
actually where they are sup-
posed to be, according to land
records.
Not too many years ago lots in
Viking could be bought for back
taxes. Now the population of the
area has increased in recent
years and so have the property
values. Today there are people
living on all the roads, which
only compounds the problem.
People living in that area of
the county pay higher taxes than
any other area of the county. In
addition to property, school and
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District taxes, they pay an
additional $37.64 to CWCD.
Unfortunately, the CWCD has
no power to maintain roads.

CWCD forms
What is now the CWCD was
formed in 1971 as Southern
Lakes Drainage District. Accord-
ing to court documents "The
purpose of the drainage district is
to have the lands described here-
in reclaimed and protected from
the effects of water for sanitary
and agricultural purpose..."
Later that name was changed
by court order to Coquina Water
Management District and is now
commonly referred to Coquina
Water Control District. The
CWCD was given the authority to
levy taxes for drainage of land in
the district.
Today CWCD maintains about
25 miles of canals, over 100 acres
in a retention area and two major
outfall structures.
The CWCD's assets to main-
tain these structures are one trac-
tor loader, one dump truck, one
farm tractor, one road grader and
three employees. They have an
annual budget of $450,000.
To complicate things, the
Coquina Road and Bridge District
(CRBD) was formed on Nov. 21,
1972, by a resolution of the
Board of County Commissioners
of Okeechobee County under
Chapter 336 of Florida statutes.
That chapter, as it was in effect in
1972, gave the board of directors
of the road and bridge district
authority "... to construct, install,
erect, acquire, operate, maintain,
improve, extend or enlarge and
reconstruct a road and bridge
system in the district."
They were also given the
authority to-impose ad valorem
taxes and issue bonds to finance
road projects.

Who owns the roads?
In succeeding years, records
in the Clerk of the Courts office


Works

Continued From Page 1
in May of 2000.
According to Mr. Robertson,
their main goals are to clear up
canals, pave roads that are not
paved and keep the overlay proj-
ect ongoing in order to better the
city.
The director of public works
has the responsibility to partici-
pate in the Technical Review
Committee, to plan, schedule,
organize and direct the activities
of employees engaged in provid-
ing public works services to the
city residents.
Mr. Robertson meets with the
city administrator and depart-


D.A.R.E.

Continued From Page 1
chobee County in the fifth grade
how to resist peer pressure and
live productive drug and violence-
free lives.
Each child is provided with a
shirt which read "D.A.R.E. to
resist Drugs and Violence"
through the program. They learn
valuable ways to deal with peer
pressure and alternate ways to
deal with anger to promote vio-
lence-free lives.
During the graduation, there
were various booths set up where
students were able to view pre-
sentations on the various areas of
law enforcement.
Students also entered into vari-
ous competitions for the follow-
ing: speech, essay, poem, and
poster.
The winners in the speech
contest for the county level are
first place Caitlyn Knight, second
place Nicholas Kielbasa and third
place Jake Menendez.
Central
Elementary School
Speech Nicholas Kielbasa, first
place; Marsheka Pryor, second
place; Chelsea Wharin, third


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
These signs, located on the main roads in Viking, give notice that
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will be enforcing the law.


indicate that several easements
were granted by Viking Commu-
nities Corporation to CRBD. The
roandand bridge district, in turn,
agreed to maintain those roads.
However, in a document
dated Aug. 17, 1976, those ease-
ments reverted back to Viking
Communities Corporation.
According to Haynes
Williams, one of the commis-
sioners of the road and bridge
district, that organization never
built any roads. The roads built
during that time were built by the
developer of the land.
Although the road and bridge
district was never officially dis-
solved, it became inactive. When
the terms of the first commis-
sioners expired, new commis-
sioners were not elected.
In an opinion dated Nov. 3,
2003, then-attorney general
Charlie Crist wrote: "While some
water control districts have been
granted the authority by their
enabling special acts to maintain
roads, it does not appear that the
Coquina Water Control District
has been granted those powers.
"The board is authorized to
construct, complete, operate,
maintain, repair and replace any
and all works and improvements
necessary to execute the water
control plan for drainage and
reclaiming the land for overflow
or damage by water. Nowhere is
the water control district author-
ized to expend monies to gener-
ally maintain and repair road
within the subdivision located
within the district.
"I am of the opinion that in
the absence of any statutory pro-
vision authorizing th Coquina
Water Control District to expend
funds to maintain and repair
roads within the district, the
water control district may not
generally exercise.such authori-
ty," he concluded.
He went on to say that the dis-
trict may wish to seek a legisla-
tive amendment to authorize
them to maintain and repair
roads.
After that opinion was issued
Fort Lauderdale attorney Charles
L. Curtis reviewed the attorney


ment heads to help solve com-
mon and unique management
problems. He is also responsible
for attending City Council meet-
ings and providing information to
the council members.
In the city Public Works
department are eight employees
that fill the positions of director,
maintenance foreman, equip-
ment mechanics and mainte-
nance operators.
The Public Works employees
continue their education to better
themselves for their jobs through
attending the hurricane confer-
ences and acquiring the aquatic
spray license.
They also participate in the
community by going to the
schools for Career Day presenta-
tions.


place; Denise Holmes, honorable
mention. Essay Sheynon Hernan-
dez-Walls, first place; Patricia
Gomez, second place; Matthew
Smith, third place. Poem Come-
sha Jarvis, first place; Chelsea
Wharin, second place; Mitchell
McCoin, third place. Poster
Ashalee Dreher, first place;
Nicholas Keilbasa, second place;
Rebekah Bennett, third place.
Everglades
Elementary School
Speech Jake Menendez, first
place; Taylor Williams, second
place; Tabitha Negelschmidt,
third place. EssayJasmin Franco,
first place; Rodney Bass, second
place; Sierra Harrigan, third place.
Poem Tabitha Nagelschmidt, first
place; Markita Skeen, second
place; Jaymee Johnson, third
place. Poster Paige Roller, first
place; Heather Sills, second place;
Cristina Rojas, third place; Bobby
Jo Garza, honorable mention.
North
Elementary School
Speech Caitlyn Knight, first
place; Brandon McKee, second
place; Crystal Hatfield, third
place. Essay Krystal Hatfield, first
place; Randi Campbell, second
place; Jenna Kemp. Poem Selena


general's opinion and the legisla-
tive history of road and bridge
districts.
In a letter to CWCD attorney
Bill Selmi dated Feb. 19, 2004, he
stated that the road and bridge
district could be reactivated. He
offered two options as to how
that could be accomplished.
The first option was that the
governor appoint new commis-
sioners. The second option was
to hold elections for board mem-
bers.
In either case the board
would have the power to main-
tain roads and levy taxes to pay
for that maintenance.
Mr. Curtis also offered a third
option. Since the road and bridge
district was formed by resolution
of the county commission, that
board could abolish it and
assume all "liabilities, obliga-
tions and responsibilities of the
district."
Another possible solution to
the road situation would be for
the residents to deed rights of
way to the county. They could
then pay a one-time special
assessment to have their roads
paved. After that time their ad
valorem taxes would pay for
upkeep of the roads.

Emergency response
As for the conditions of the
roads affecting medical emer-
gency response times, Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue Chief
Nick Hopkins said they would
never refuse to respond to an
ambulance call in Viking. He said
there was a medical helicopter
based in Sebring that could be
used in such situations.
Residents have also expressed
concern about the condition of
the road affecting fire protection.
Chief Hopkins said most of
the fires in that area are brush
fires. There are few structure
fires. His department has a four-
wheel drive truck for brush fires.
The Florida Department of
Forestry (DOF) is also equipped
to fight brush fires, and the two
organizations often work togeth-
er.
There is a volunteer fire


department in Viking that has a
vehicle that can navigate the
roads of the area. Chief Hopkins
sad that two of the volunteers are
retired and are available most of
the time. He credits the volun-
teers with being a big help to his
department. They respond to
calls and his department backs
them up.
The chief also said the
employees of the Kissimmee
Prairie State Park, which is just
north of Viking, help fight fires.
As for law enforcement, Major
Noel Stephen of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
said two deputies with four-
wheel drive pickups are assigned
to the area north of S.R. 68.
Mr. Entry said since CWCD
has an easement on the major
roads, the sheriff's office can
enforce laws against the four-
wheelers the residents claim are
tearing up the road. On the other
roads, Mr. Entry said the property
owners must witness and report
the violation.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May said his office is citing
violators that commit acts that
endanger life or property on the
roads where CWCD has ease-
ments.
There was a rumor that
CWCD had been given a grant
from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) to
repair hurricane damaged roads.
According to Mr. Entry, CWCD
did receive a FEMA grant but it
was specifically to reimburse
CWCD for replacement of water
control structures destroyed by
hurricanes.
He said without that grant,
CWCD would have to raise taxes.
He said that the. $37.64-per-acre
tax has been in effect for many
years.

No solution
Even though no one has a
solution to this complex prob-
lem, many people expressed the
opinion that at some point as the
population of the area increases,
these problems will have to be
confronted in some way.
However, residents can
expect some limited help from
CWCD. Mr. Entry said that under
the recently approved first
amendment to CWCD's water
control plan, the district can do
the minimum amount of repair
work necessary for CWCD
equipment to get to their water
control structures. This includes
only. limited patching and no
improvements.
He said CWCD would do
what it could, legally, "in the
name of drainage," to help peo-
ple get to their houses.
"We will try to help these
folks," he said.
However, he stressed that
CWCD does not have the funds
or equipment for road mainte-
nance. He stated that if shell rock
were put on Viking roads, as
some residents would like, it
would take a "a fleet of graders"
to maintain the roads.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee City Mayor Jim Kirk (right) presented a procla-
mation to Donnie Robertson (left), city public works director,
to celebrate National Public Works week in the City of Okee-
chobee during the week of May 20-26.


Bowman, first place; Timothy
McCoin, second place; Anna
West, third place. Poster Hannah
Sadler, first place; Selena Bow-
man, second place; Irfan Chaud-
hary, third place.
Seminole
Elementary School
Speech Hayley Palmisano, first
place; Julianne Meives, second
place; Rafe Fisher, third place.
Essay Brian Guerrero, first place;
Leanne McClure, second place;
Crystal Garza. Poem Tiffany
Grossman, first place; Ana Huer-
ta, second place; Kirsten Doney,
third place. Poster Jorge Gallegos,
first place; Leanne McClure, sec-
ond place; Paola Prado, third
place.
South
Elementary School
Speech Beth Tabor, first place;
Bethany Stuart, second place;
Kristin Higgins, third place. Essay
Naomi Cook, first place; Brandon
Ball, second place; Bradley
Zabitoski. Poem Hanna Bostwick,
first place; Brianna Nunez, sec-
ond place; Caleb Bockoras, third
place; Drew Arrants, honorable
mention. Poster Racey Durrance,
first place; Brandon Ball, second
place; Stormy Stokes, third place,


Grace Christian
Academy
Speech Nathan Gibson, first
place; Brittany Avant, second
place; Lance Nipper, third place.
EssayLance Nipper, first place;
Dustin Herrin, second place;
Megan Stiller. Poem Summer
Elliott, first place; Savanna Goff,
second place; Preston Marfil, third
place. Poster Lance Nipper, first
place; Dakota Derry, second
place; Bradley Sikorsky, third
place; Tanner Homer, honorable
mention.
New Endeavor
Poster Sierra Shuey, first place;
Robert Skinner, second place;
Jacob Smith, third place.
The following businesses and
individuals donated to the
D.A.R.E. program: Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff
Paul May, Major Noel Stephen,
Captain Bud Slay, Okeechobee
County School Board, Dr. Patricia
Cooper, principals and teachers,
D. Stokes Entertainment, Good
Times Karaoke, Conley and Con-
ley P.A., Pogey's Family Restau-
rant, Rotary Club of Okeechobee,
Okeechobee Bass Funeral Home,
Garrison and Sons Development
Co., Eli's Western Wear, County
Commissioners, and Larry Davis.


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Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be east at 0lto 15 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 60s. The
wind will be east at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s with a 20 percent
chance of rain.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in
the evening. The low will be in the lower 70s with a 20 percent
chance of rain.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s with a 20 percent
chance of rain.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the mid 80s with a 20 percent chance
of rain.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s with a 20 percent
chance of rain.


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Why we use those fancy plant names


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A new Master Gardener class is
underway. By the end of July,
another half-dozen volunteers will
be available to help locals identify
the right plant for Florida Yards.
One of the questions Master Gar-
deners asked me in the first class
was, "Why do I have to know
those blasted fancy plant names?"
An early topic in the program is
the why's and how's of scientific
nomenclature the "fancy
names" given to plants and ani-
mals. The person who came up
with this system will be in the news
this week, as the 300th birthday of
Carl von Linn6 is being celebrated
from his hometown in Sweden to
Jacksonville's Museum of Science
& History.
To understand how the Father
of Taxonomy's life-work can help
us build Florida-Friendly Yards,
today's column will touch on the
life of this 18th century scientist
and explain how you can use this
"geeky Greek gobbledygook" to
your advantage.
The Life of Linnaeus
This son of a Lutheran pastor,
Carl Linnaeus was born on May 23,
1707, in southern Sweden. His
father's love of gardening encour-
aged his early love for plants. In
1728, he transferred to the Univer-
sity of Uppsala in Sweden to study
medicine. He spent much of his
time collecting and studying plants.
His own expeditions to Lapland,
Central Sweden, England and the
Netherlands helped him to develop
a system of botanical classification.
In 1735, he earned his doctorate
and also published the first edition
of his classification of living things,
the Systema Naturae. Awarded a
professorship at Uppsala in 1741,
many of his students soon were
traveling worldwide with the likes
of Captain James Cook. His collab-
oration with these early botanical
explorers helped him refine and
expand his work from a slim pam-


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phlet to a multi-volume work. It
remains the basis for classifying
plants and animals today.
Linnaeus also sought to
improve economic self-sufficiency
of his home country. He tried
growing many introduced crops
and looked for native substitutes
when the non-natives proved
unable to adapt to Swedish envi-
ronments. He was also the person-
al physician to the Swedish royal
family. In 1761, he was granted a
title of nobility, and took the name
Carl von Linn&. He died in 1778,
and his library was sold. English
natural historian Sir James Edward
Smith used these collections to.
found the Linnaean Society of Lon-
don.
It's all relative
Linnaeus established the idea
that organisms can be classified by
their observable characteristics.
These characteristics become
more similar the closer a particular
organism is listed in this "family
tree of life." Traditionally the rela-
tionships of plants were based
largely on the similarities of flow-
ers, fruits and seeds; in the future,
we will rely on DNA analysis to
show relativity.
Gardening enthusiasts can use
this to their advantage. Plants that
look alike, that are indeed related
to each other, often have similar
kinds of growing conditions, sizes,
colors, textures and a whole lot
more. While this is not always true,
these plant relationships can help
track down the specific informa-
tion about a plant in question.
For example, an office visitor
brought in a branch with a cluster
of yellow bell-shaped flowers. The
texture of the leaves and the shape
of the bloom gave me a hint of ole-


anders. I was able to track down
the true identity of the mystery
plant by looking for close relatives
of Nerium oleander.
A rose by
any other name
Scientific names of living things
use two words that are recognized
world-wide. This is known as Bino-
mial nomenclature. Even if a plant
has dozens of locally used com-
mon names, persons from any
place can recognize the specific
plant.
But the part that makes it hard
to use these names is that the'
words are in Latin. Why Latin? In a
nutshell, a "dead" language such
as Latin is subject to little change. It
becomes a very stable way to com-
municate across different cultures
and time periods. In actuality,
newly discovered species often are
given "latinized" versions of mod-
ern-day words, and these names
are "latininzed" to honor a person
or a place.
Specific names of plants (and
all other organisms) use a first
word, the Genus, and a more spe-
cific second name, the species. In
scientific literature, the Genus and
species are followed with the
name of a person, the authority
that first described that species in
the scientific literature. In the case
of cultivated varieties, a fourth
word is added in quotes, the name
of the cultivar.
Here's an example. Here in
Florida, we recommend that gar-
den roses be grafted onto a root-
stock called Fortuniana. This plant
is actually a hybrid, a cross
between two species of roses, the
Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata
Michx) and the Lady Banks Rose
(Rosa banksiae Aiton). Rosa is the
genus for these plants (Genus
names are always
capitalized!).The words laevigata
and banksiae are the species
names (written in small case let-
ters!). After the species, names are
abbreviations for the botanists that


first described these plants, such as
Andr6 Michaux and William Aiton.
In many garden plants, an "X" indi-
cates it is a hybrid, and the
hybridized offspring is given a new
"species" name, in this case fortu-
niana. And this particular variety is
called the Double White Cherokee.
So the full citation is Rosa x fortuni-
ana 'Double White Cherokee'.
Why bother with all of this
mess? Here's why: A few years
ago, I suggested that a landscaper
use a particular Florida native
plant, the Florida Privet. Its botani-
cal name is Foresteria segregata.
There were soil drainage issues
there that killed off the Japanese
Privet already on site. He called his
supplier, who sent him some more
very nice Japanese Privet shrubs.
This plant carries the name Ligus-
trum japonica, a native from
Japan, that is less well adapted to
poorly drained sites. The result was
the plants went back to the nurs-
ery, and the landscaper's job was
delayed because they failed to use
correct botanical nomenclature.


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And here's another reason: our
office receives monthly catalogs of
wholesale prices of Florida land-
scape plants. They are listed by the
botanical names. So if you call our
office looking for a good price or
the name of a nursery that has
Sweet Gum trees for sale, our Mas-
ter Gardeners know to look them
up as Liquidambar styriciflua.
Blame it on Linnaeus, but those
are a couple of the practical rea-
sons for knowing a little about
Latin names. Love him or hate
him, we wish Carl von Linn6 a
happy 300th!
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Linnaeus and his system of sci-
entific names, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Nicki Louise Osceola, 22,
N.E. Ospry Road, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 15 by Deputy M.
Collier on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with
amended violation of probation -
possession of cocaine. She was
released on bond.
Ricky Hight, 26, N.W. 15th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 15 by Deputy Corporal S.
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of driving while license
revoked habitual offender. His
bond was set at $1,000.
Robert Patrick Hill, 43, N.E.
120th St. Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 16 by Deputy Mark Shire-
man on a charge of aggravated
assault with a motor vehicle. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Eric T. Brown, 30, N.W. 12th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 16 by Deputy Sergeant Gary
Bell on a felony charge of fleeing
and eluding a law enforcement
officer, and the misdemeanors of
no driver's license and leaving the
scene of an accident with proper-
ty damage. His bond was set at
$4,250.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


Briefs

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out assessment of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in
the elderly are urged to apply.
For information call (772) 595-
1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belin-
da at (863) 357-0166.


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COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007

NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING

The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on May 24, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon
thereafter as possible, at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, with the pur-
pose of adopting budget amendments to the Fiscal Year 2006-07 Budget for Okeechobee County to reflect actual cash
balance toward dollars from the prior fiscal year and revised current year revenue above or below current budget estimes,
and as more specifically set forth below.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


FUND DESCRIPTION
COUNTYWIDE FUND
General Fund
Transportation Trust Fund
Tourist Development Fund
Fine & Forfeiture Fund
Boater Improvement Fund
Law Library Fund
Court Facility Fund
Drug Abuse Trust Fund
Law Enforcement Trust Fund
LLEBG Fund
Unincorporated Service Area Fund
Fire Rescue Fund
SHIP Fund
CDBG Fund
Landfill Trust Fund
HRS Bldg. Maint Fund
Canal Maint. Fund
Hurricane Housing Fund
CDBG Disaster Fund
Court Innovation Fund
Legal Aid Fund
Teen Court Fund
Special Grant Fund
Courthouse/Ag Center Loan Fund
Capital Projects Fund
Okee Tantle
Landfill Enterprise



PUBLISH: May 21 2007


CURRENT
BUDGET
FY 2006-07
s


14,697.179
9 176 761
462.034
20.367.935
110,703
61,539
33,475
102,300
313,837
84,644
3,218,446
6,824,863
1,033.648
0
13.056.932
467,571
932.485
6,060.932
5.684,853


891.771
9,004.805
1,278,056
4,761,434


REVENUES(SOURCE)


Balances
Brought
Forward
5


2 7.200


27.200
205 850
(38,811)
454,316
(86,487)
352
55,426
2,366
55,426
(4,594)
(240.409)
429,434
52,520
194.425
1,263,855
(63,439)
16,545
(1 109,098)
(263,400)
30,122
2,365
30.215

177,287
1,271,640
(73,985)
(197,199)


Operating
Revenues
$


(6.500)
(1.209.578)
0
111.000
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14,365
0
0
865,710
.0
(14,365)
87,796
25,340
16,150
1.500 000
0
0
0
0


EXPENDITURES (USE)


Designated
Reserves
S


1 7 14 717.879


14.717.879
8.173.033
423.223
20,933.251
24216
61,891
88,901
104,666
369,263
80.050
2,9786037
7,254.297
1.086,168
208,790
14,320 787
404.132
1.814.740
4.951.834
5.407.088
117.918
27,705
46,365
1,500,000
1,069,058
10,276.,445
1.204.071
4.564235


2.623,277
1,122,273
20 397
2.720 589
2,471
17,980
77.981
75,666
307,611
24,015
145,871
667,433
361.033
0
14,320,787
230,653
0
42,783
0
0
5,250
13,909
0
0
0
0
0


Operating
Expenditures
S


12.094.602
7.050.760
402,826
18,212,662
21.745
43.911
10,920
29.000
61,652
56.035
2,832,166
6,586.864
725,135
208,790
0
173,479
1,814,740
4,909,051
5,407,088
117,918
22,455
32,456
1.500.000
1,069,058
10.276,445
1,204,071
4,564,235


14.717.879
8.173,033
423.223
20,933.251
24.216
61.891
88,901
104,666
369,263
80.050
2,978.037'
7,254.297
1,086,168
208,790
14.320,787
404,132
1,814,740
4,951,834
5,407.088
117.918
27.705
46,365
1,500,000
1.069,058
10.276.445
1,204.071
4.564.235


AMENDED
BUDGET
FY 2006-07
$


14 717.879
8.173,033
423.223
20,933 251
24.216
61,891
88,901
104.666
369,263
80,050
2,978.037
7,254.297
1,086,168
208,790
14,320,787
404.132
1,814,740
4,951.834
5,407.088
117.918
27,705
46,365
1,500,000
1,069,058
,10.276.445
1,204.071
4.564.235


91 626,203 2 i9l 922 ,,,389%918 122803 22,779,979 79,42804 122803 102,.208,43


20.700
(1.003.7281
(38.81 1
565.316
,(86,487)

55,426

55,426
(4,594)
(240,409)
429,434
$2,620
208,790
1,263,855










1,277,438 3581.840


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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'Three Blind Mice'
South Elementary School student Marshall Hale (left) and
Ms. Carol Linn (right), along with her cat, performed their
rendition of Three Blind Mice where her cat proceeded to
make the one mouse run away into the audience at the
SES talent show on Tuesday, May 15.


We were reading about the
Seven Wonders of the World.
Of all these great and wonderful
things, only the remains of one,
the pyramids
of Egypt, are
standing.
After a
description of.
each, these
appear:
B Destroyed in
By Paul wars, or no
Buxton trace remains.
I wonder
how wonderful they were to
have gone the way of time and
no longer exist on the face of
the earth.
There are many wonders of
the world that exist day after
day. Those wonders are love,
dedication, concern; loyalty
and a hundred other acts that
are performed by men.
Instead of diminishing, these
grow and make life wonderful
for others.
Thought to Remember:
Give lasting qualities to others.
These only remain.




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Community Events

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

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
Sohs98grads@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 avail-
able.
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.



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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited 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 informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. 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 finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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 informa-
tion, 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
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel
at (863) 763-4920, for information.
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 Fletch-
er 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 Presby-
terian 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. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held


at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noont until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
cost is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is
welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.


Community Events

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 desig-
nation. Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is a program of the Uni-
versity 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.
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.
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, Cathyat (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 Ruttenbert at (772) 462-6163.
First aid class offered by Red Cross
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a first
aid basics class on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For information
and to register, call (863) 763-2488.
Block party for teens scheduled
Communities in Schools and the Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition have partnered to host a Summer Teen Blast
Block Party. This event is scheduled for Friday, May 25, at the
Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave.,from 7 until 11 p.m.
Admission is $5 per student. This Block Party is for sixth- through
ninth-grade students. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial
Day Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both
days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food,
drawings, bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motor-
cycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per
person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per
person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries.
Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splint-
pro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-
putt golf tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276
U.S. 441 S., on Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds
going to the KOA Kid Camp. Tee time is 2 p.m. Fore information,
call (863) 763-2734, or Pat at (863) 763-6464.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 19. The
camp will run June 4-7 (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 infor-
mation, contact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.
BHR church plans Bible school
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road/Cypress Street,
will hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS)"Game Day Central:
Where heroes are made," for children ages three through sixth
grade June 4-8, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to
attend. Registration will be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.
until noon with hot dogs and snacks. For information call Janelle
Thomas at (863) 467-1015, the church office at (863) 763-7532 or
the pastor at (863) 763-3442.
OC SO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsor-
ing summer day camps from June through August. Each camp
is four days long. The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12,
and must be residents of Okeechobee County. The charge is $20
per child. Camps will be run by the OCSO Marine Unit, the
NSW-Trident cadet program with funding support from the
Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County. Kids will be
under direct supervision at all times by OCSO personnel and
selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident program.
Activities will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat
safety and equipment; basic physical fitness exercises; search
and rescue boat tour/rides; drown proofing orientation swim-


ming evaluation (at the pool); water safety at the beach; Navy
SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Tour.
Interested parents should call (863) 357-1600 or (863) 634-7038
and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application
forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on
a first-come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp
reservations cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received
the forms and fees.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Stu-
dents Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth
between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presen-
tations. The program will run for six weeks from July 6 through
Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to choose: First Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information
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(required).call Mike Slayton at For information, call Kim Har-
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clinic slated
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007
Golf Clinic will be held June 18-
22 at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, 405 N. E. 131st
Lane, for boys and girls between
the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8
a.m. until noon each day, and
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required.
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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, May 18,
through Thursday, May 24, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
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DESIRABLE GRAVE SPACES
Available in Bassinger Ceme-
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(904)304-3227


DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
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CHIHUAHUA, Tea-cup, fe-
male, It. brown, last seen be-
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REWARD! (863)697-1884
COCKER SPANIEL: Sally, 8 yr
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05/13 from Bet Her Acres.
Reward! 863-610-1027
MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
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POODLE, Black, male, small,
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WALKER HOUND, female, tri-
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DOGS, different breeds, up for
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male. Free to good homes
only. (863)230-0026
YELLOW LAB MIX, Male, to
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Job Information 225
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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
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BR condo overlooking the
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end dump. 60- 70 hrs/wk.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRsWanted to Buy 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 5,00OK, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
(863)946-1284
AIR CONDITIONER: Used, 3
ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
WINDOW UNIT, Kenmore,
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, rin.
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


ADULT TRI-CYCLE- Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
ADULT TRICYCLE: Good con-
d(ition. $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, .

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Licensed & Insured

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


BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
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
(Clewlston)


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.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
(863)824-8703


ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
tiable. 863-675-2959
BADCOCK BUNKBEDS: Wood
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
(863)467-0079
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
$300! 863-675-2959
BEDROOM SET 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
nance. 863-634-7465
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of drawers, matt./boxspring,
$500. (863)467-5756
COUCH, leather, rusty brown,
w/white wash coffee & 2 end
tables, $75 will sell
sep.(863)801-4635
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100.863-675-3944 Labelle
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300.863-467-5756
DINING ROOM 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
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING:
queen & king, brand new,
still In plastic. $189.
(561)351-9085
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 561-351-9085
SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
offer (863)447-5195
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 board, white.
$300/both. (863)801-3980.
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.
863-467-8607



GOLF CLUB SET, 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. (50 )931-8101
SMITH & WESSON 640, stain-
less, 347 mag, 2", 5 shot,
like new, $400 firm.
(772)461-8822



CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition, $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
863-227-6181


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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 lollte stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p


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


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



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchair,,
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, ask ni]
only $1000. 863-357-5988
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, '"J
side rails. Works good. $75
or best offer. (863)824-076 .
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, S l
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135.
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy.
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Aski',,i
$30.863-763-7584
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden
Companion w/Lift. Reese
hitch ready. $1500 neg.
(863)697-3152
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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. .67
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
RING & ARCH ROLLER, for
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.
(863)763-3451



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


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
SHIH TZU PUPPIES- 3 fe-
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
$400.863-697-8256 .
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 lbs.,
Momma weighs 5 Ibs. $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: 12 x 12 x 36.
$25.863-763-7161



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


AIR COMPRESSORS (3) 2
Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.
(863)697-9704


BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
(863)675-6178
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW: $60.
(863)634-3659
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.
(863)801-3890


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1500 neg. (863)201-3492
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500.
(863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817
Lawn Gaden085


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,
182 HP, 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400.863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HRP 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.
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee,
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm


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

Rentals
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos!
Townhouses Rent92D
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


BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
home in Basswood Estates.
$900. mo. + sec. dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135


CBS: SW Section, 3/1, no
pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move In. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(863)634-0512 for details.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
Info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/ ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1250 + 1st,
last, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec.1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
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



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OKEE., Large 1br Mobilehome
with dock. No pets. $600.
mo. + Electric.
(863)467-1530


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Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterront Property 1080




OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sq ft. Asking $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 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
(863)634-6113


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


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Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. $5350
Wall Hugger ................. $2400
Swivel Rocker ................ $2790
Small Recliner................ 125o
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 1425"0
Full Sleeper .................. $41500
Mini Sleeper ................. $39900
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... .999' ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... s250"
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10 Okeechobee News, Monday, May 21, 2007


Sal 10 lKRecreation
H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag- tires/battery, 18,500 mi.
es on Lake Placid, 300' white $8700. (863)467-2423
sand beach dock & addl. D FAT O- '02, Black &
amenities. Call (863 441-2659 chrome, 12K ml. Ex cond
Nightly wky & mth rentals chrome, 121K m Exc cond
also avail. Call (863)465-2135 $13,500. Felda area
wwwlakeshoreresortrntals.com (863)675-0823/673-7039_
HONDA MAGNUM, '83 runs,
Mo leI o1100 $ 15 .
(863)697-0398
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER:
S$175.561-253-4299
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer. Stand up, single. Call for in-
New tires & wheel bearings, fo. $1500, (863)467-8292
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr. $
$2000 neg. 863-224,5017 SUZUKI CO9, '05, 1500cc,'
Sw/less than 3k ml., leather
BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97 saddlebags, sissy bar & full
3hp OMC galvanized trailer, windshield, $8500.
$600 (863)697-3094 (863)763-1106 Iv. msg.
Ren OUTBOARD MOTOR, 15hp TRIUMPH CHOPPER, Older,
Johnson, just been redone, $2500 or best offer.
runs like new, $525. (863)674-0898 or
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV 863-763-9998 863)517-019
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool RENKEN, Cudd cabin, !S
& laundry avail. Adult, gated 24.5ft., 110hp OMC0 C Drive r, ei l
comm. Non smkg env, no engine, trailer, runs. $1500 A s
pets. $800/mo. & electric. (863)763-3507after 4p FOU WHEER '2001 Ka-
$200 non refundable deposit. SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14 wasakilBayou, w/trailer,
Rers required. (863)467-7455 feet, excellent condition. Good condition. $1000.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very $450.863-467-4328 (863)675-9218 or 234-1015
Clean. Fullyfurnished.2br,. V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumil- GO CART, as-is $300
2.5ba, DW MH, FL Rm., num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs (863)234-1073
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac- some work. $700 or best of-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, & sec. fer. 863-357-5774 G00 CART, large, one seater.
(863)467-8005/634-4777 wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
3500 or best offer.
MobEilO 198Ho(863)467-8849
a ie2 ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer, GO CART, "Thunder Cart 5 hp
25 Ft. w/genecator. Runs Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
~ BANKREPOS great. Needs minor repairs: condition $475.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND $1500 neg. (863)673-1249' (863)261-1750
Mo5biHome els DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977, HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
561-385-469handy man's special $1000. Low hours. Excellent condl-
LAKE OKEE RV PARK: 30 ft 561-902-7149 tion. $2500. or best offer.
trailer w/ full length room on RV, 30', with Florda room (863)675-6568
side. New ac, ready to move RV, 30', with Florida room.
into! $3500. 863-634-9343 Handyman's special. $2500 RIMS & TIRES (4). New. for
nto! $3500.63-634-9343 or best offer. (863)517-1888 ATV. 400 Elger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x10x12
g RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th 5(863)763-84k14
Wheel. Super slide, Many 150
MOBILE HOME: Ouiel, 55+ new upgrades. Nice cond. SUZUKI SAMURAI BUGGY
Community. Park Model. $7500. Neg. (863)447-1836. '87, Runs great, tractor tires,'
Screened in room. $7500. $2200 445-383 or
321-459-2777/863-467-2600 RV CAMPER w/FL Ri.,Ap- 63)$22009 446383 or
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or (86)7 6-688
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, set up best offer. Located near Big YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660, '12,
in park, needs some work, has Lake RV Park 772-985-4620 4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
had work done, with 2 sheds. great, $3300.
$5000 neg. (863)261-4363 Mrn e ej63)697-3865
OKEECHOBEE, FSBO 3br, 1
3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can FISH'FINDER- Wireless, Brand
have up to 3 head of livestock, new still in box. Great for any QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
$45,000firm. (863)467-0755 type of fishing. $150. excellent condition. $1200
(863)509-8179 negotiable. 863-801-3739
O an'sWON". OUTBOARD MOTOR, TRAVEL TRAILER: '88, Hi-Lo,
u' tnt l '98 225hp Mercury, gua es 27', good condition, BHR
with Wa kithecMas- & controls included. Quick area. $2500 negotiable or
nt d t sale, $1500 (863)675-1634 trade. 863-763-4475


Automobiles
















CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th
Anniv. Ed., 50k ml., t-tops,
blacked out windows, new
tires, $9000. (863)357-1733
CHEVY CAMARO- '98, New
brakes. Runs great. Cold
ANC, Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731 -:
FORD MUSTANG 2002, Dark
Screen. Low miles Looks &
uns great! $8,000
(863)675-0430 LaBelle
FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
cyl, 804( original miles.
$1000. (305)73147111
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $2850,
(863)675-3161 LaBelle
GRAND MARQUIS '88- 89K
orlLg miles, asking $500
(863)467-4258
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. 772-263-0013
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'
utl 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 EXPLORER XLT, '99,
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
$5995. (239)250-8780
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for:. $1500
(863)635-1 096 Frostproo


BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
6 5 bed. asking $150.
S(863)697-0328
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with taillights.
$300 lor all, will sep.
863-634-7608
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L-
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck $100.( 863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs trans, manifold &
more, $500.239 895-3269
MUSTANG- '95, Parting out.
Ground effects, spoiler,
$1400. for all or will sell for
parts. (863)674-0467
RAPID HITCH- Aluminum, ad-
bustable ball mount with dual
all set up. $80.
(863)763-9214
REAR SEAT; For Jeep Wran-
oler, 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


Community Events


Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children..Space will be. limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4by Sept. 1,2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the
Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For
information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453..

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

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

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

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


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped offiat YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877. ,
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available.. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The mobile unit will beat the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at io charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs: Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support .from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion. : ,
Free adult GED classes offered
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education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
Advocacy group seeking members locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in P6rt classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
visit www.floridasac.org. Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their
pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30
a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture
packages to raise money to support their building fund. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-8228.


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IM()' Public Notices
RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15"x x
61/2", fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug. NOTICEOFMEETINGOFTHE
$100. 863-763-7161 COQUINA WATER CONTROLDISTRICT
RIMS, low profile, 4 lug off of THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
i C 25O0. HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE ADMIN-
Honda Cvic, 250 ISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
(863)801-4635 SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N, OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
STEEL WHEELS (4): White- UNDERSIGNED. THE PROPOSED 2007-2008 ANNUAL BUDGET WILL BE CON-
wall, 225. $150 for all. SIDERED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD
863-28-444WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PER-
8.63-528-4444 SON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES
PrTIRESCorn fm THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE l II
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
Extreme A/T. Brand new. All WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO
4 for $750. Call SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE
7 AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY INVITATIONTO BID
(863)697-6257 OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE RFB 6000000097
WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL CATTLE GRAZING LEASE AGREEMENT
TIRES (4): Super Swampers, ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEED-
33/1050/15, on rims. $350. INGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALING(863)763-4601 The South Florida Water Management
(863)634-1545 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETIN NOTICE: CO- District will receive sealed bids though
QUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich, PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
P205/6/R15, very little O LLAMBYARS Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, for the
P205/60/R15, very little WILLARDM.BYARSpurpose of cattlerazing two tracts of
wear. $125.863-763-7295 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS and situated in Okeechobee County
---17429 NW 242ND STREET Honda on June 16, 2007 at 2:30 PM.
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 local ime, at which time bids will be
Good condition. $100. 370634601OR63)634-3166 openedandpublicly read.
(863)763-8797 M2 ON5121/0 A site visit will be held at the New Palm
TDairy Site located at 8419 Se 48th St,
TIR 4 on rims, great OkeechobeeRonda on May 30, 207
tread 33x12.50/R15, was t9..0oAM. Affbidsmuastcadormoto
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis the Instructions In the Request for Bids

TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like at http://home.earthnk.net Wide Rear ramp $3000. Solcitatondocuments will be available
new for.Large Pick Up. -revwats.Phone# on Site (863)673-6005 M t sFWMD
$175. (863)357-5754 May 21, 20 07 In the SWMDProcure-
GC 2500- '01, Duramax die- U7 merit Office, at the above address, by
TRNSMISSIONRbultt ,Du ax e UTILITY TRAILER: 24 x 7'7", calling (561) 687-6391. Interested
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur- sel, 4x4, 130K ml. & !2000 2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel. bidders mayallo a the 24-hoar BID
, 45"c t m cHOTLINEV 72-5290. The public Is
bo 700, $450 Lance truck camper 8.5' $300 takes It! Ask for Char- Invited toaend theRFB oning. In-
863467-8856 stoe, f rig, ueen sz ed 0 863)612-5676 orm n the utis sli-
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8 full ba. Fits snortbea ext :I .....-. tatlon can be obtained at our web
Ft. $300. (863)634-7706 cab. $17,000. Will sep. i an*0s-www md.gov. The solia-
WEL &TR(863)612-0938 ton can be downloaded for the District
WHEELS & TIRES (86: Alcoa, web site: www.md.gev listed on
tD8GERA CONV N the current solicitation calendar, For
16"fits 88- 97 Dually. $450. iI nDODGE RAM CONVERSION Information, please contact
863-528-4444 VAN '99: Cold a/c. runs LInda Greer, Contract Specialist at
SPCHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe excellent. 196k. Below blue (561)682-6396.
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low Dook $2300 (863)763-3451 CATTLEGRAZING LEASE(8):
miles, needs minor body RFB600000097
CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine, work $25001863)467-0627 rHr N A NEWSPPER TrascNo.Cl-io-Ol
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04, H Yu e secti on27; the East haf of Section28
best offer. (863)201-3492 Well maintained, loaded. and 33; and allof Section 34, all in
w_$12.900_t239)297-3210_I L IN Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
CHEVY844WD, 350 engine, 90023297-320 IV IN THE ech County,Florida.
flat bed, on Blazer frame, FORD EXPLORER XLT- 05, 4 COMMUNIM TOGETHERWITH:
$1000 (863)484-0268 dr, Leather, Low ml. EC ThatportionofSection 32 lynSouth-
SCHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994,Factory warranty 1 easterly of the centerline o Nubbin S
t $ 0 oTesI 4to owf. ner$18K.(863)357-3026 Slough and Northeasterly of State
top oer. $3500 or bst offer. 0Road 710, andtat poriton of the West
806-634-9343 JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360 ha of Sciton 33,ngSotheate
motor, 36"-Mickey Thom6- of the centedine of Nubbin Slough and
CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs son's, custom paint. $25 0 Northeaster of State Road 710, all in
good, pw, pl, cold a/c, firm.863-763-3428 O Co S ct, rnge36East,.
$2500. (863)697-1563
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '94, TOGETHER WITH:
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex- needs tires, but runs good. AparceloflandlyinginSection4, Town-
tended cab, cold ac, 18' $2000.863-447-1808 ship 38 South, Range 36 East Okee-
rims. $2500 or best offer. $2000.863447-1808 chobee County, Florida, being
863-532-1654. JEEP GRAND WAGONEER: describedaalows:
1991. Runs! $2000 or best From the Northeast corner of said Sec-
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au- offer. 863-673-8396 on 4, run West along the Township
to, runs good, $900. p line a distance of 26.89 chains to the
t63-o,34-9901 or runs good, $0 i0 l it l r 46 POINT OF BEGINNING; thence contin-
863-234-9901 or 234-9901. use West along said Township line a
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power distance of 37.56 chains to a point
Sthat les 68 links North of the centerline
Stroke Diesel, Ext cab, NC, DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose- of state Road 85, thence South 53W
4x4. Excellent condition, neck, 7x12, double axle. East, parallelin said State Road 85 a
$6000 each. (239)229-4900 $2500 (863)697-2032 05daEast43 distanceothencechains
TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab, UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy wthe POINT OF BEGINNING, Except-
T A714,taboowoe wlo S Road 05 Right-t'-Way there-
no motor, $500 duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625. roomlfntmo rei uefor 1Om.N
(863)484-0268 (863)357-5754 212429 ON 05/21,28;oo4/07




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