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Vol. 98 No. 149 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 504 Plus tax


SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently implement-
ed an interactive option on
their web site at that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260. or
(800) 250-4200.

burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in trie county jail for a termr no
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
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Drought Index
Current: 586
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bum Ban: Countywide

Lake levels

9.02 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.67 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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After the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28, in Veterans' Park people gathered around the memorial
stones looking up names of loved ones and friends who have served our country.

Fallen heroes are commemorated

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Monday, May 28, Okee-
chobee joined the rest of the
country in celebrating Memori-
al Day and the anthem "Lest we
Military veterans and patriot-
ic citizens many dressed in
red, white and blue gathered
under the shade of the oak trees
in Veterans' Park to commemo-
rate fallen veterans with
speeches, rifle salutes and the
playing of "Taps."
The featured speaker was
local funeral director Paul Bux-
Mr. Buxton has close ties to
Veterans' Park because his firm
engraves the names of military
veterans on the memorial
stones in the park.
To capture the spirit of the
day, Mr. Buxton reminded the
crowd that when we lose some-
one in death we remember
them until there is no one left to
remember them and then it
won't matter because we will
all be together.

He called Memorial Day a
"forgotten holiday." To many
people it marks the beginning
of summer when, in reality,
summer is a month away. He
said people often forget the true
meaning of Memorial Day,
which is to commemorate the
dead from various wars.
Mr. Buxton said the purpose
of the day's gathering was to
"honor the dead who died to
make our lives better."
Mr. Buxton paid tribute to
those who fought in the Civil
War, World Wars I and II, Korea,
Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The guns are never silent in
the Middle East," he added.
He noted that we are in the
fourth year of a war a half a con-
tinent away. He said the soldiers
in that war volunteered not
because of glory or pay but to
make the world safe for their
loved ones. Their purpose is to
ensure Iraqi freedom.
"Freedom is something we
take for granted in the United

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The guest speaker at the Memorial Day Ceremony held
Monday, May 28, was Paul Buxton who spoke to the citizens
of Okeechobee about remembering this "forgotten holiday"
and the importance of commemorating those that have died
in the various wars throughout our country's lifetime.

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The sky along S.R. 78 W. was filled with smoke Monday
morning as a wildfire of unknown origin continued to
burn along the Rim Canal and the lake near the Buck-
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guard made up of John Munger,
.Bruce Enders, Don Freas, Dallas
Creech, Harold Wells and Richard
Cross fired a rifle salute. "Taps"
was played by Doug Sturdivent,
commander of Veterans' of For-
eign Wars Post #10539 to honor
fallen veterans.
Marjorie Fortenberry, chaplain
for American Legion Post #64,
delivered' the invocation and
In his closing remarks, Dan
Fennel, commander of American
Legion Post #64, noted that there
are 14 towns that claim to be the
origin of Memorial Day. He said
the holiday was first called Deco-
ration Day. In 1920 the name was
changed to Memorial Day.
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who didn't come back," Mr. Fen-.
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Community Events"

Center offers service to children Church offers religious education classes
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to Sacred. Heart Catholic'Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
from 6 until 8.p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
S .rom 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
Church hosting Interaction program at (863) 763-3727.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 NW. Second St., wil be hosting hC r h 11hsllnp iu e kal-
God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that includes r selling picture packages
play,instructionandinleractioforparettsalndtheirpreischoolchildren.The The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture
event will be held each Tbesday from 930 a.m. until noon. Child care will be packages to raise money to support their building fund. For informa-
provided forinfantstingtdcic Fo.rinformnaion, call (863) 7~0402!,. tion, call (863) 634-8228.

News Briefs'

Hospital hosting Dine with the Doctor i
OKEECHOBEE- Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will press,
ent Dine with the Doctor on Tuesday, MAy 29, beginning with dinner at
4:45 p.m. in the hospital dining room.
The guest physician will be Dr. Mishelevich, a new member of the
medical staff. Dr. Mishelevich will be discussing caring for America's
aging population.
1R.S.V.R to Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.,

Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will'
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during sumrfier
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge :
and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (806) 763-6950, no less than 24 hour
in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced,
price meals during the school year..
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Cornimunity Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W.Fifth Ave.. .
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against'
in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USpA, .
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382

Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobe Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E..
S131stLane, forboysandgirlsbetweenthieagesof8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8a.m. until noon each day, and instruction .
will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor., ,
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
required. '. ,
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Healthy Start accepts eare proposal
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee RMily .Hehlith/Healthy Start .'
Coalition has accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County Health
Department for Care Coordination services starting July 1, 2007,'
through June 30,2008.. .
For information contact the coalition office at 575 S.W. 28th St., or
call (863) 462-5877..

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with the high in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east around 15
mph in the afternoon.
STuesday night: Partly cloudy, With the low around 70. The'wind
will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to around 5 mph
after midnight.
Extended Forecast.
Wednesday. Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon .
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The
wind will be from the east at 10 to 15 mPh. The chance of rain is 20 ,
'Wednesday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.


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FFA scholarship
Deidra Dorriety (left) accepted the Future Farmers of
America Scholarship from Roger McWaters (right) at the
annual FFA banquet held on May 19.

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There is a remarkable story
about an Englishman by the
name of James Holman.
Holman lost his eyesight at
the age of twenty-four and he
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most restless
a blind man in
He kept on

that he published several
books on travel and traveings to
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bookments. We don't have andthe nerves to
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book written on sightseeing around the world.

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what a person can do if he real-
ly has the desire.
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with few or no great accomplish-
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A legitimate role for the press is that of "the public's watchdog." Most
citizens can't spend the time necessary to personally observe their
public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions
are carrying out their public mission.

But too many newspapers these days act more like "mad dogs" than

We're proud to be different. We try to carry out our "watchdog" role
as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courte-
ous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing or calling your edi-

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Community Service Through Journalism


Submitted photo
Slimey Waters
David Womble portrayed Slimey Waters in the Christian
Home Educators of Okeechobee's drama club presenta-
tion of "Rotten Rodney" by David F. Scott on Monday, May
7, at Oakview Baptist Church.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SERVICES: I think if they send all illegals back to where ever, we
wouldn't need all the services. That alone would save money. Most
Americans own their homes and that's where your tax money comes
fron i. How many illegals pay taxes?

TAXES: I have to venture a guess that most of you here have never
looked at your property tax trim notice. The tax they are planning on cut-
ting is the county tax or base tax the ad valorem. Everybody else such
as hospital, fire, water district and school board are independent taxing
authorities. The county merely collects it. The state and county can cut
all 1 .,- want of their own monies. It means nothing to the rest of them.
in closing, it is but an illusion put forth to fool the property owners into
believing that their elected officials care about them. They do not. This is
just the latest version of the homeowners insurance reform act. You may
recall that was the bill that they passed to save you on your insurance
rates. You know, the one that says that if you get a $10 million deductible
a 'd waive any and all storm coverage you will save $10 a month on your
rnIes. Thanks to your elected officials, you now have even less coverage
thai i you did before they helped you. Now, they want to help you again
by cutting your tax rate on your property. Yeah, right. The tooth fairy will
be bringing you the refunds from Tallahassee later this year.

REVENUE CUTS: There is only one independent fire district in the
entire state, and that is in St. Lucie County. Every other fire department is
under either a county or city tax authority. I haven't heard either water
management districts or school boards threaten to cut services. The
hospitals in many counties in Florida are not taxing bodies at all, but are
owned by private companies. But, every one of the actual taxing author-
ities I iat gets their revenue from property taxes will face the same poten-
tial i deductions of revenue if taxes are cut, and that means that every one
of them can make an independent decision to reduce services to match
the revenue reductions. In fact, they will have to make such decisions
because money is not created from thin air. If services are to be provid-
ed, they must be paid for. And, illegal aliens do pay taxes. They pay the
same sales taxes on every taxable item they buy the same as the rest
of us. They pay the same fuel taxes. They pay property taxes indirectly. If
they are paying rent, every landlord has to pay the taxes and the money
must come from the rent unless the landlord has such a kind heart
that he pays the taxes out of his own pocket And, because rental proper-
ty is not subject to assessment caps or homestead exemption, the rental
property and therefore the tenants actually pay higher taxes. Final-
ly, every illegal who is paid at a salaried job has the same income tax and
Social Security taxes withheld from that salary as everyone else, with no
chance of getting a tax return or ever collecting on Social Security. Basi-
cally, most illegals pay more taxes than most citizens. There are a num-
ber of illegals who are paid under the counter. But there is an equal, if
not higher, number of citizens who are paid under the counter and also
escape payroll taxes.

BRANTLEY'S PLACE: Have you noticed when driving by that Brantley's
place is looking like it did before they made him clean it up? He was sup-
posed to keep everything behind the fence. Code enforcement apparently
is looking the other way. It soon will be back to like it was last year.

GREEN LAWN: I water my lawn twice a week between 4 and 8 a.m.
on Wednesday and Saturday. My lawn is green because I spend $65
three times a year for fertilizer. I live on 31st St. and we have plenty of
water in the canal.

TEEN PREGNANCY: This is about teen pregnancy between the ages
of 10 and 12. Those are not teens. The age of 13 starts teenagers. It is not
the boys fault. It is the parent's fault.

RESPONSIBILITY: I am calling about the teen pregnancy. It's not
always the little boys and men that are responsible for these pregnan-
cies. It is also the responsibility of the 10- to 12-year-old little girls.

PARENTS: In reference to teen pregnancy in today's paper, I am
wondering why the person complaining is not targeting.the parents of
the 10- to 12-year-old girls, instead of law enforcement.

ABSTINENCE: This is in response to teen pregnancy. It is typical of
somebody to use that kind of ignorant logic with regard to sex. Appar-
ently these are little princesses who aren't capable of doing something
wrong. If we have to lock the men and boys up maybe we ought to lock
up the girls as well. After all, it can't be done unless they are doing it will-
ingly. The answer is not locking up the boys. What did you expect from
them being sex education in school hasn't gotten any better. It has got-
ten worse. In fact, the public schools often provide contraceptives to
these young kids without the parent's knowledge and without the par-
ent's permission. If we allow that sort of thing to happen, is it any won-
der that these girls are getting pregnant? It starts with the parents at
home teaching the kids that abstinence is the best policy. Apparently
that is too difficult for this person to teach their child.
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Letter to the Editor

FPL project
My name is Tracy Whirls and
I'm the executive director of the
Glades County Economic Devel-
opment Council. I'm also the
enterprise zone coordinator for
Glades County and the part time
program manager for Main Street
Moore Haven.
I tell you all that to illustrate a
point about Glades County.
Because we don't benefit from a
big budget, don't have the luxury
of a large staff, most of us are
forced to wear many hats. That's
why you haven't seen a lot of me
at these meetings and that's why
unlike last month there aren't a lot
of us here.
After three days in Tallahassee,
we have a lot of catching up to do.
We went to Tallahassee -- a
group of us including county
commissioners, city of Moore
Haven councilmen, the chairman
of the school board, representa-
tives of Glades County businesses
and myself -- to testify to the
Public Service Commission and
to speak to members of our leg-
islative delegation and that of
Hendry County and the cabinet to
demonstrate our support of the
Glades Power Park and to try to
articulate why this project is so
important to Glades and Hendry
counties in fact, the entire
Heartland Region.
I'm not going to waste a lot of
your time going over the econom-
ic impacts of this project on
Glades County. You've read the
papers and heard others tell you
about the $21 million a year in
taxes expected to be generated in
Glades County; the estimated $3
million in taxes coming to Hendry
County; and the estimated 1,600
construction jobs a year, for five
years, with an estimated payroll of

$275 million.
I missed last month's meeting
because I was hosting a Job Fair
attended by 128 people, many of
whom came and continue to
come to my office every day from
around Lake Okeechobee to
learn about construction jobs
associated with the FPL West
County Energy Center in Loxa-
hatchee. They hope to secure a
high wage/high skilled job now
that could continue for five more
years as the Glades Power Park
begins construction jobs for
which they can receive training
without even needing a high
school diploma, and earn $11 an
hour and time-and-a-half over 40.
That doesn't sound like much
to you, but it means a lot to peo-
ple who live in a community
which has the second highest
unemployment rate in the area
behind our neighbor Hendry
County. The 180 full-time jobs
expected to be created at the
Glades Power Park at build-out
may not sound like a lot either,
until you consider they come with
an average annual salary of
$60,000 a year, in an area where
the median average income is
Those jobs and the 150 indi-
rect jobs expected to be created
will be a catalyst for the entire
Heartland Region, which is a rural
area of critical economic concern.
That might explain to you why the
economic development councils
in Glades, Hendry and Highlands
counties, as well as Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic Devel-
opment Initiative, have endorsed
this project.
Those jobs and that economic
impact is a large part of the sud-
den optimism in a county that has
enjoyed few opportunities. As

new restaurants and lodging and
other commercial and industrial
projects are now being contem-
plated, many will come as a direct
result of the excitement generated
by the Glades Power Park.
None of those things mean too
much to you because some of
you have been led to believe that
this project will have negative
impacts on your water and air
quality. I'm not going to engage in
a debate about those aspects,
although I can say that I would
have expected you. to be pleased
that the water associated with this
plant will be stormwater captured
and recycled water that would
otherwise be released to the
Caloosahatchee and lost to tide.
Let me tell you in what you
should be interested.
The Glades Power Park will
produce enough power to supply
650,000 homes. That's 650,000
homes on the statewide grid, not
necessarily 650,000 new homes,
but homes in Fort Lauderdale,
Miami, back-up power for Fort
Myers, West Palm Beach, Naples
- as well as Glades and Hendry
counties. This is power that South
Florida is going to need if 1,100
people continue to move here
every day. And, short of construct-
ing a Berlin Wall across the bor-
der, I expect they will.
This is power South Florida is
going to need or we're going to
face an electricity deficit by 2012.
So if natural gas is maxed out
and it takes 15-20 years to site a
nuclear plant, where does that
leave us? Facing a power deficit by
2012. And if those 1,100 people a
day keep moving to Florida,
they'll have electricity because
utilities like FPL are required by
law to provide electricity to resi-
dential customers.

But, they could be forced to'
begin telling potential new com-
mercial and industrial customers
that they don't have the capacity.
to serve them. This would have a",
chilling effect on economic devel-"-
opment even in the large urban" ,
For Glades County, which has
the lowest sales tax revenue in the-,"
state, that would be devastating."'.
We could continue to see neW'vV
residential development and a'-"
consequential increased demand-'-
for government services but with',,'
construction halted on new com-r''
mercial or industrial projectsi`
there will be no services to sup2'
port them and no jobs to sustain-,
We might not even be able to,
fund essential services.
We're going to leave it to the.
experts to defend the technology;
selected for the Glades Power'
Park confident that it will be:
the cleanest, most efficient coal-:
fired plant in the country and the,
first of its kind with the ability to:
incorporate carbon capture tech-;
nology as it becomes available.
This, despite what others have,
told you, is not your grandfather's:
coal-fired plant. This could be the:
prototype for new coal-fired elec-i,
tricity production, ensuring our,;
independence from foreign oilr
and reducing our dependence on'.
natural gas which is subject to the:
whims of nature while we wait-:
for new alternatives to be devel-
We're confident that when the;
facts of this project are presented,,
to you, you will agree that the
Glades Power Park provides an-;
exciting opportunity not only.
for Glades and Hendry counties,:
but for the state of Florida as well.

Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone Is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
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)
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate., For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
Information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W, Third Ave.
For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until noon
at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Language
classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member Is welcome. The group
is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give o0r another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863)634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 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
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public Is invited. All persons
Interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 In Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.

Community Events

Meeting planned on Lakehouse project
Straat Real Estate would like to invite all neighbors and con-
cerned citizens to an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 29,
at 6 p.m. to discuss The Lakehouse residential project. Come
participate in a constructive workshop where everyone can be
heard. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 S.E. Second St.

SES advisory group to meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Tuesday, May 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 29 de mayo, 2007,
a las 4 p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan
envitados de assistir.

Center honors workforce week
The Okeechobee One Stop Career Center and Workforce
Development Board of the Treasure Coast will celebrate Nation-
al Workforce Week on Wednesday, May 30, at 8 a.m. in the
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St. Mary
Snyder, One Stop Center manager, will be serving her famous
breakfast special. It will be an excellent opportunity to tour the
facility and meet the staff.

Church hosting Southern gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold a Southern gospel sing with the Singing Reflect-
sons on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 11
a.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344 or (863) 467-6066.

Scrapbooking party is slated
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, June 1, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will give a
demonstration on brag bags. She will also be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Bring your
hand-made name tag to enter the "name tag" contest. This
month we will also be voting on a name for our group. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any
scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For infor-
mation call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Yard sale benefits youth church group
Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship of Okeechobee, 1963 N.W.
38th Ave., will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church youth group. For infor-
mation, call (863) 697-3923.

Church youth plan yard sale
The youth of the First United Methodist Church will hold a
yard sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the
parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S. All proceeds will
benefit the youth mission trip to Asheville, N.C. For information,
call Pastor Jim Dawson at (863) 763-4021.

Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N.,
will hold vacation Bible school June 4-8 from 7 until 9 p.m. This
year's theme will be Wild West Witness: Riding in the shadow of
the cross. There is no cost to attend. The school is for children all
ages and adults. Snacks will be provided, as well as a nursery.
For information, call (863) 763-7743.

4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting horse day camp.
Camp will begin June 4 with Basic Horsemanship. The week of
June 11 will be Horse Special Events week and the last week,
beginning June 25, will be Rodeo Week. This camp is for boys
and girls ages 8-18 that must be comfortable with horses. The
cost is $100 per week and children may sign up for multiple
weeks. Camp will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For infor-
mation and sign ups call come the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98

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.

The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 29, 2007 0

Alligator hunting permits to go on sale June 12

*The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will start selling more than 4,500
alligator harvest permits on a first-
come, first-served basis on June
;The sale of alligator permits
begins at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Tues-
day, June 12, and will continue
through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Monday,
June 18. During this period, each
person will be limited to one per-
mit, which allows the take of two
alligators. If there are any remain-
ing permits available after this peri-
od, permit sales will reopen at 10

a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 19,
and continue until all are sold.
Applicants have the option of
applying at any county tax collector's
office, license agent (retail outlet that
sells hunting and fishing licenses), at or by calling
toll-free 1-888-HUNT FLORIDA (486-
8356) from anywhere in the United
States or Canada.
Application instructions are
online at MyFWC.conVgators/pub-
To obtain a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an alliga-
tor trapping license and two alliga-

tor-hide validation tags, or provide
proof of a valid alligator trapping
license that must be valid through
Nov. 1, plus pay the fee for the two
hide-validation tags.
No other hunting licenses are
The cost for a resident alligator
trapping license and hide-valida-
tion tags is $271.50, and non-resi-
dents pay $1,021.50. The cost for
each additional alligator hunting
permit that allows the take of two

alligators is $61.50 regardless of
All fees are nonrefundable.
Any hunter who takes an alliga-
tor must complete and send in an
Alligator Harvest Report Form. The
information gathered from these
forms enables FWC biologists to
monitor alligator population trends
and impacts of the annual harvest.
An alligator trapping agent
license is also available for $51.50,
which allows the license holder to

assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper.
All persons seeking a harvest
permit must be at least 18 years of
age by Aug. 15.
The alligator hunting season
will run 11 consecutive weeks
from Aug. 15 through Nov. 1.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation pro-

gram held at locations throughout
the state. Permit recipients are not
required to attend, but first-time
participants are strongly encour-
aged to do so. Courses will be
offered in July and August, and per-
mit holders will receive, by mail,
permit packages listing exact dates
and locations.
For information on how to get
involved in these exciting alligator
hunts, visit
and click on "Statewide Hunts."

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Third-place finisher
Blake Brady took third-place honors with 2.3 Ibs. in the
]1- to 14-year old division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers,
Inc. monthly bass tournament held Saturday, April 28, at
Scott Driver Park.

Sports Briefs

Firestix plan
softball tryouts
SThe Chobee Firestix will hold
tryouts for the traveling-softball
team 'on Friday, June ati6SO:30 at the Okeechobee High
School softball field.
Anyone aged 8 and under who
is interested in playing competi-
tive travel softball tournaments on
the coast should attend this try-
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.

Bk3nefit golf
tourney planned
I Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will host a golf tournament
tol benefit the mission outreach
program of the Okeechobee
Church of God on Saturday, June
S The cost for this event is $200
per team or $75 per player.
I Prizes will be awarded and
thpre will be a smoked chicken
diner following the tournament.
SHole sponsorships are also
available at a cost of $100 per
Pre-registration is required. To
register call Mike Slayton at (863)
634-5888; Steve Szentmartoni at
(833) 634-1,317; or, Joseph Szent-
mirtoni at (863) 634-2001.

L pcal mat
c ub meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Clib meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
SFor information, contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce Jah-
nr at (863) 462-5025.

Cheerleading squad
iS accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
dcy, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
Bass club
meeting slated
iThe Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge.
VFJW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
; Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
I New member boaters and
nqn-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stbut at (863) 467-2255.
Junior golf
clinic slated
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf

Clinic will be held June 18-22 at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club, 405 N. E. 131st Lane, for
boys and girls between the ages
of 8-13 .
Clinic hours will be from 8
a.m. until noon each day, and
instruction will be given by a cer-
tified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week.
Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863)
763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Tennis coach
offers lessons
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school
coach, is offering five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday, starting on Mon-
day, June 4, and ending on Fri-
day, July 6. Each student will
have three lessons a week for
five weeks.
The cost will be $40 per stu-
dent. Classes will be determined
by the grade the student will be
in this fall. Private lessons are
also available during the sum-
mer at a cost of $90 for six, one-
hour lessons.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)

Buds first expe- I 4
. rience with the
p AirConditioning
industry, was the Ihul Huis
summer of 1976. That summer
and the next were spent
installing ductwork into new
homes being built by Hubert
Harden, in the Oak.Park subdi-
Some 30 years later, and thou-
sands of installations later, Bud
and his crew of dedicated folks
are still at it. This column will
give the people of Okeechobee
an opportunity to fax in or e-
mail any questions or concerns
you may have with your air con-
ditioning. If we use your ques-
tion in our article, We will give
you a FREE diagnostics visit
and a written report detailing the
solutions) to your problem.
Having A/C Troubles?
Ask the Expert!!
Fax- 467-0839
lori ann

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help improve your health

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With the start of the summer,
many people are looking forward
to taking things a little easier. If it's
not the time to start a new rigorous
health routine, how about some
small positive changes that can
help improve your overall health?
For example:
Eat breakfast. Several studies
have found that people who eat
breakfast weigh less than people
who skip breakfast. The ironic
thing is many of those who skip
breakfast are doing so because
they are trying to lose weight.
The good news: you don't have
to go hungry in the morning. You can
start the day off with a healthy break-
fast and lose weight. Why does this
happen? There are several theories.
In part, it has to do with metabolism.
In the morning, the body's
metabolism is slower. You haven't
given your metabolism any "fuel"
food) for at least eight hours. Eat-
ing breakfast gives the body fuel
and the metabolism increases.
Another theory is that people
who skip breakfast are more likely
to eat later to satisfy their growing
hunger. They may also be more
tempted to snack on unhealthy
foods mid-morning.
A healthy breakfast for exam-
ple whole grain cereal or oatmeal,.
fruit, milk and tea or coffee can
get your metabolism going and
stave off hunger later in the day.
Go to the church of your
choice. Statistics found people who
regularly attend church services
experience some health benefits,
such as a reduction in blood pres-
sure. One theory is that being part of
a congregation can reduce stress.
Drink water. With the start of

with Katrina Elsken
the summer and increased Flori-
da heat it's important to stay
hydrated. Under normal circum-
stances the human body needs
about eight glasses of water a day.
This water replaces the fluids lost
during the day and helps the body
rid itself of waste. Coffee and sodas
do not count as part of that eight
glasses a day. Anything that contains
caffeine is a diuretic. Caffeine caus-
es your body to lose more fluids. So
if you drink coffee, you may need to
drink extra water to compensate for
the caffeine consumption.
Avoid sunburn. Use sunscreen
every day. Wear a wide brimmed
hat and sunglasses. If possible, stay
out of the sun during the hottest part
of the day from about noon until
about 4 p.m. Too much exposure to
the sun especially the sun in Flori-
da- can result in skin cancer.
We need some sunlight to allow
our bodies to produce Vitamin D.
However, about 15 minutes of sun-
light a day with your arms and hands
exposed to the sun is sufficient.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."

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Managing stress vital to physical, mental health

What is mental health? Simply
put, mental health is the ability to
cope with daily life and the chal-
lenges it brings. Mental health is a
continuum, with good mental
health and wellness on one end,
and severe, untreated mental ill-
ness on the other.
When people have good men-
tal health, they deal better with
what comes their way. By con-
trast, poor mental health feel-
ing overwhelmed by stress or suf-
fering with an untreated mental
illness can make even day-to-
day life difficult.
Poor mental health can also
significantly harm a person's
physical health. For instance,
research shows that stress is
closely linked to high blood pres-
sure, heart disease and obesity. It
also shows that people who feel
depressed or are chronically
stressed may have a greater risk
of physical illnesses.

The good news is that there
are many healthy choices individ-
uals can adopt to promote men-
tal health and overall health.
Because the month of May is des-
ignated Mental Health Awareness
Month, the staff at New Horizons
offers tips to help manage every-
day stress.
Set manageable goals:
The more control you have
over work, the less stressed you'll
feel. Be realistic in the goals you
set. Make a "to do" list.
Live a healthy lifestyle:
Take care of your body. Limit
your intake of caffeine and alco-
hol, get enough rest and exercise,

and balance work with play.
Spend time with others:
Good relationships with fami-
ly and friends go a long way in
promoting good mental health.
Take a time out:
Take time to unwind. Try med-
itating, exercising, enjoying a
hobby or talking to a friend. Do
something you enjoy.
Ask for help:
Ask for help with things that
cause you to feel stressed. Seek
help from a mental health profes-
sional if you persistently feel over-
New Horizons of Okeechobee
and the Treasure Coast is the pri-

mary provider of behavioral
health services for adults and
children in four counties. The
main campus is located on Mid-
way Road in St. Lucie County and
there are outpatient sites in Indi-
an River, Martin, Okeechobee
and St. Lucie counties.
For information about servic-
es and programs of New Hori-
zons in Okeechobee call (863)
For additional information on
mental health issues contact the
National Mental Health Associa-
tion, or the
National Alliance on Mental Ill-

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Board Certified Family Practitioner for
Ages 18 and older, has joined the practice of
Aragon & Aragon
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Volunteers honored
Volunteers were honored for their service at the annual Future Farmers of America ban-
quet held Saturday, May 19. Felipe Soto (left); Brenda Soto (third from left) and Debbie
Gillis (far right) received their awards from chapter president Dianna Rodriguez (second
from left).

FFA degrees bestowed
Future Farmers of America members received FFA degrees at the annual FFA banquet
held Saturday, May 19. They were: (left to right) Kayla Patterson, Joy Burnham, Austin
Harvey, Valerie McKee and Kaley Dees. They received their awards from Brian Dryden,
FFA advisor at Okeechobee High School.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 25,
through Thursday, May 31, are as
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean 3" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 p.m. only. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors,
Advertser assumes response
ability for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement"'. All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval, All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowing accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent, In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from workiat-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Anorney General's Consumer
Fraud ine at 1-800220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
viusm nmrolintI.

CAT- Found 3 legged cat.
DOG, male, north of Ft. Drum,
white w/black.
HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street.
(863)467-0380 or
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5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT- viec of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
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old blond. Missing since
05/13 from Bet Her Acres.
Reward! 863-610-1027
SETTERS, male, white w/black
spots, female, white
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63-801-1302 or 801-3942.
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female, 11 wks old, kennel
trained/ hse brk, good home
only (904)483-7348
male, 1 female. Good hog &
cattle. Free to good homes.
BUG PUPPIES (4): Pug / Bos-
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KITTEN- 1 female calico, 7
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KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good h-ome only! Call
(561)261-6421 or

For job between Buckhead
Ridge and Lakeport. Call
561-793-0322, Ext. 104

Classification: 1523
Experienced Estimators
needed for busyGeneral
Contractor. Excellent
working environment,
includes 401k, Benefits and
Paid Vacation. Must be
experienced in Educational
Facilities Construction, as
well as, Commercial and
Fax Resume and include
Salary to: 561-712-4756.
English skills a must.
Computer skills helpful.
Part or Full Time. On
occasion, some nights and
weekends may be required.
Send resume, job history to
Must be able to lay-out
underground w/strings and also
know normal codes for Apts.
Call Tommy 386-423-5800
Needed for Okeechobee
agricultural business.

Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to

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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed Income from
work-at-home programs If
It sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
Ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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To qualify, your ad
*Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
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Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified indi-
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will report to the Manager of Engineering and will be
located in Moore Haven, FL. The successful candidate
must have certifications and experience dealing with
Information Systems and Communications Systems.
Salary is commensurate with experience. GEC offers
an excellent benefits package. Employee Applications
may be obtained at any GEC Office. Resumes may be
e-malled to vbradlev(y or faxed to
(863) 946-6266. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more,
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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
,Servicea 670,
Photography 675,
Plumblng uppUil 80
Poole 1. Supplies 685.
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
AC UNIT 5,00K, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232

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WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 Ig., 1
small, both 110v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858

CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes. $1500.

reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
Works well, $75
FRIDGE Side by side, ivory,
$75. (863)357-5773
good cond., $100.
239-657-2711 or Dana at
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
more, Victorian reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
$500 (772)812-3300
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.

GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm or

METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Guttllers
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
White, in aluminum frame.
$1000. 863-697-2434
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep. (863)697-2032

BABY BASSINET- 4 in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
(239)243-1588 Nikki

BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
Step 2. With mattress. Great
condition. $75.
Complete. Newish, Used once.
Clean $50.

w/vell, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
$800. (863)673-0021.
'.ivid's Bridal.Floor length, sz 4
F ;.lrj l:, fV' ull, : slip

WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627

19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
(772)461-8822. -
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
P~uritu 0610

BAR STOOLS- (3) 24", wood-
en, swivel, $100
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
BEDROOM SET: 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
nance. 863-634-7465
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
good shape, red/tan, $75
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823
DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors In center, mirror, $100
or best offer, 863-467-9892
FURNITURE: House fulll Too
much to list $2000 for all.
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress & boxspring, $35.
(863)467-2679 Iv. msg.
wood. $500 negotiable.
LOVESEAT: 66'", while, good
condition. $50.
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
$10 (863)675-0031
temporary. Florida colors:
Aqua, Pink & Cream. Exc
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
offer (863)447-5195
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773

TV ARMOIRE, Broyhill. Holds
up to 32" TV $100

S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
(772) 461-8822.

tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking
$300. 863-228-3203

new. $30. (863)467-8681

SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
condition. $100.

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

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, Set
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907

CARPORT- 20 X 20, you-take
down and remove $250
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.
TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.

Fender, w/ soft leather case,
Missing 5th string. $75,
863-885-1172 after 3pm
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much morel $1200
neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
Iv. msg.
PIANO- Wurlitzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)467-4735 or

AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier -
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg,, solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (83)63)634-6601
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
male, 11 wks. old w/ shots.
$300. (863)357-0037 or
CHIHUAHUA, tan, female, 7
month old. Only 3V2 lbs.
$230. (863)675-2541
(days) Barb LaBelle area.
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
$450. (863)634-4549

males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
$400. 863-697-8256
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5

engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8'net &
shoe holder. $125.

KICKER 650SX AMP & 12"
Subwoofer, all new, in box,
never installed, $400.
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.

FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.
PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remote!!!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
reat, good condition!!!
425. 863-634-5471
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm

with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
offer. (863)699-2971
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.

new condition, $45
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories, $175.


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
Supplies 8.45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry,/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,

FARM GATE-10 ft, asking $30

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

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

,,ii,11,, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

LAWN' MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35. (863)675-8937
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
$300. (863)763-3951 repair
man retiring.
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm

GEESE: All healthy and very
gentle. Some registered.
Hand fed. (863)467-6388
reg., $1200.


Apartments 905r
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses RenI920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail, June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243
Your next Job could he In
today's classifieds. Did
you look for It?

Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LEASE / PURCHASE: 2br/lba,
Single family, corner lot, conm-
plexly remodeled, Located at
3405 NW 2nd St / Okee,
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo +Sec.1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last& Sec. (863)631l-3262
unfurn duplex. Available now!
$700/mo + deposit. Apple
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155

Q Great Location!
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $400/mo, & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2/1, new c/a, new appliances,
recently remodeled, detached
garage, on 2% fenced acres,
pond. $175,000 firm. Call
863-467-8844 for more info.
COUNTRY HILLS: 2/1, c/a &
heat, 1BR/1BA guest house,
"iiul ,"il y ,, :,, kennel, on 4
3/4 fenced acres, nice
fenced pond, $300,000.
(863)467-8844 or
Frame home, 100x150 lot,
motivated seller $75,000
Debra Pinson, Century 21
Horizon Properties.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 ml
from town, Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
OKEECHOBEE- New 1570 sq
ft, 3/2/1 CBS in Basswood.
$150K neg. Will pay all clos-
ing costs (863)467-5299

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

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

lndiantown lbr/lba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32tt RV/BA $475/mo. Incl. elec
2br/lba singlewlde $550/mo.
Ist, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646

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ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616

REDUCEDI 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.


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

AIR BOAT '96, Apache, 0435
Lycombing aircraft engine,
190hp, $6500 or best offer.
AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires), like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
350 eng. OEM out drive. Runs
good. Very dependable. Needs
LC. $3500. (863)699-2971
14 ft. $295. 863-635-3465
BOAT, 14ft., aluminumt, '97
3hp OMC galvanized .tagiler,
$600 (863)697-3094
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
Johnson, just been redone,
runs like new, $525.
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
$450. 863-467-4328
21ft, w/ '07 galvanized trailer,
60HP 4 stroke Merc. $13,500.
863-414-2346 or 763-4079
Find It st. Se It soon-
er In tiee classifleds
"to "Mmm

ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer,
25 Ft. w/generator. Runs
great. Needs minor repairs.
1500 neg. (863)673-1249

FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
type of fishing. $150.
'"98 225hp Mercury, guages
& controls included. Quick
sale, $1500 (863)675-1634

HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
HONDA MAGNUM, '83, runs,
1100 $1500.
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
kl. Brand new, never used,
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
SUZUKI C90, '05, 1500cc,
w/less than 3k mi., leather
saddlebags, sissy bar & full
windshield, $8500.
(863)763-1106 iv. msg.
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700

GO CART, as-is. $300
GO CART, "Thunder Cart' 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
condition. $475.
w/spotlight as is $700. Ser
inq only, (863)801-3980
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
15-353-3032 Lawrence

QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
negotiable. 863-801-3739

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CARPET, brand new, out of
'07 Ford Superduty Crew
Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
$400 neg. (863)697-0328
P265/70/17, very nice, fits
GM Trucks '99-'07, $450.
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$300 for all, will sep.
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
parts. $150. 863-528-3235
W. Frostproof
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
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, tan, $600. Neg.
polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)261-2386 or
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
TIRES (4): 30 x 9,50 R15. AlII
terrain. $100.863-805-2877
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125.R863-763-7295
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.
TIRES (6) Good Year, 245 /
70R's 19.5, 12 ply. G159
Unisteel. Good tread. $300
all, will sep. (863)824-0801
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
bo 700, $450

CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine,
flat bed, on Blazer frame,
$1000 (863)484-0268
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
lit, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs good, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classia Care 4015
Commeroial Trukl 4020
Equipment 402B
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheal Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
2 door, 66k, $3200
Good condition. Needs mo-
tor. $500. or best offer.
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $800.863-885-2166
FORD ESCORT '93- no air,
runs good, body needs work,
$600 (863)467-5353
green. Low miles. Looks &
Runs great! $8,000.
(863)675-0430 LaBelle
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $250.
(863)675-3161 LaBelle
orig miles, asking $500
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 772-263-0013

'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.

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

CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1000. (863)763-8201
needs rear end work runs
great, clear title, $800.
863)674-5752 evenings
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
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Puli Notice

'FORD F150 XLT, 91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.

FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$4000 or best offer. Call
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
.sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $15,000 954-328-8627
cab, Great shape. $5900. View
-revwats. Phone # on Site
GMC 2500- '01,. Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no motor, $500

gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
S Work $2500 (863)467-0627
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner$18K. (863)357-3026i
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tie. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
." rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887
'JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
firm. 863-763-3428
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
offer. 863-673-8396
,RAV4 1998, 4x2, Great gas
S. mileage. Reliable, Clean.
78K, 1 Owner, Garage kept.
$6595. (863)532-0056

NId a few mome bucks to
w picase something
S dewr Pick up some
S extra bucks when you
Ssey ar used iems li
the clasile.

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
Trl axle, pintle hitch, good
condition, $1750
.. -(561)261-3176
*UTILITY TRAILER; '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
,'Asldking $500. (561)670-3636
floor, new wheels and tires,
$300 (863)467-1224
minum Tool Box & Tilt
Frame. $350.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
' VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
.book. $2300 (863)763-3451

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is Ihe time spent reading
with your child from
birth to ge nine.

I Pb ic Notice

'Public Noices

CASE NO.: 07-CP97
IN RE: The Estate of
The administration of the Estate of AUD-
LEY M. MORGAN, Deceased, whose
date of death was March 1, 2007, and
whose social security number is
192-24-5779, Is pending n the Circuit
Court for Okeechobes County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 Northwest 3rd Sltreet, Okeecho
bee, Florida 34972. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth beltw.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedents estate,
must file their claim wi this Court
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is May 29,2007.
Personal Representative
317 SWPark Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Law Offices of
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street
PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
a BarNo.: 0261521
214225 ON 5/20;6/5/07

Community Events

Glades Cornfy hereby requests BIDS from qualified bidders for the demolition of ex-
isno mobile home and construction of new housing unit for sx (6) eligible low-fo-
modorate I0come arolas whose leousing uFois are located I unincorporated Glades
County. These projects will be undertaken as a part of thea Glades County Housing
Program which consists of Communiy Development Block Granto (0fif), Glades
County S.H.I.R HouslnO Program, and other county housing programs.
Bides a due no lter than 11:00 a.m. Eastern lime on Monday, June 18, 2007 and
dtever d or maIled to: Mr. Joe Flint, Glades County Clerk, Glades County Court-
ouse, 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Flodda 33471 or mall to Post Office Boo
10, Moor Ha, ren dda 33471. The County will not1 assume any responsibllty for
bids received past the bid opening time. Any and all bids received after this time and
dae will not be opened or considered.
Bids shoud be submitted In a separate sealed envelop marked 'GLADES COUNTY
#6'. All bids must be accompanied by all forms noted In bid package and proof of
insurance, licenses as requested In bid package. Forms must be fully executed by
Ite responder and returned with the bid. No more than four (4) housing units will be
awarded to one contractor unless they are able to demonstrate that they have the fl-
nanclal capacity, staffing, andability tocompleteproject within specific time.
For specific project information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-1524 or by
FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, June 1
2006 in the Glades County Clerk's Office, 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Flodda
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these projects will be
held on Monday June 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. In the Conference Room next to the
Glades County SHIP Department, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW,
Moore Haven, Flodrida 33471. Any firm not represented at this meeting will be.unable
o bid, All potential bidders must be in the Conference Room no later than 10:05
a.m. In orderto participate In this RFPR
Glades Coun reserves the dight to accept or reflect bids. Glades County Is an Equal
pponity Employ, actively seeking Mnority Contractor Participation and pro-
tes Far Housng. .
K.S.'ButlE Jones
Chairman, Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
213988 ON 5/29/07'

Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second limited edition
Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a numbered certificate
with historical information. Ornaments are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE schol-
arship. The 2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was
the first brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament
numbers) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carlton at
(863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-
2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free summer pro-
gram for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register early. To qualify for
the program the following requirements must be met: the child must have turned
4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not have participated in a VPK program during
the school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Bake sale aids missionary projects
A bake sale, sponsored by the ladies of the church, will be held Saturday, June
9, at the Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. Doors will open at 9 a.m.
Proceeds will go towards several missionary projects. For information, call
Eleanor Newhouse at (863) 763-6928.
Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation Bible School to be
held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second S., June 11-15 from 5 until
8 p.m. A light dinner will begin each session. There will be adult classes as well as
three children's classes for ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Child-
care is available for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
OSAC resource committee to meet
. The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource commit-
tee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Keith Striping at (863) 763-6064.
OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community outreach/training
committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second
Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Ken Kenworthy at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will be held
Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th St. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO
members from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged to
attend and assist in developing the countywide prevention plan. For information,
call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation Bible school
Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme will be Game
Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-registration is not mandatory but is sug-
gested. There will be a kick-off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9
until 11:30 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer program,
The T'aveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solutions perform-
ance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform
.alcoho/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The pro-
gram will run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two sites
from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center.
For information and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pageant will be held
Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School lecture hall, 2800
U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers
to be used to purchase needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months to
21 years. Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are beauty, photo-
genic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover queen/king for the
program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. For
information call Donny Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863).634-6985; or,
Margie at Fire/Rescue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.
Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering Vacation Bible
School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The school will be held Mon-
day, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For information, call
Carol at (863) 763-6602.
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 cal-
endar. Winning images will be published as the featured monthly photos. Applica-
tions will be taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are
available at select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For
information, call (863) 462-5260.
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 Carlson. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets
can be obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863)
763-2171; or, online at
OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making plans for their
20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked to e-mail your name,
address and phone number to Larry Peterson, class president, at
ohs We will update you after each planning committee
meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or would like to be on the committee let us
know in your e-mail.
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 deliv-
erance class each Friday during the month of May beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone
wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows someone who needs help
quitting drugs is welcome. For information, call (863) 357-3053.
Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholarship in
memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to any student studying
Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL,
34972. Call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.
Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking cessation
classes for pregnant women, women, or family members living in the household
with children 0-3 years old at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Par-
rott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.
Senior Services offering assistance
SOkeechobee 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 documen-
tation needed to apply.
Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998 are
asked to please submit your contact information to
Include your maiden name if appropriate, address, phone number, etc. We are in
the process of planning our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they
are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments

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

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and advanced
computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Basic com-
puter 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, con-
tact the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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 survivors of domestic violence.
The date and time will be announced at a later date according to community inter-
est 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 furni-
ture, 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 Okeechobee 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our communi-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee. The Big
Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (561)
845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360. All blood types are needed. There is no
upper age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary has
formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite Squadron 453 cur-
rently 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 need-
ed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main
missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member con-
tact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-

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 vol-
unteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through Friday during the
hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for a volunteer to become the
director and a board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should com-
municate well with the public and should be able to seek support from city and
county officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free adult GED classes offered

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