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Vol. 98 No. 150 Wednesday, May 30, 2007 504 Plus tax
CES wraps up
the school year
First grade enjoyed their
trip to Arnold's Wildlife and
McDonald's. They saw and
learned about different ani-
mals and walked in the butter-
fly garden. Our meal was deli-
cious. On Career Day, we had
visitors who told us about
their job and the education
needed to do it.
Water supply Is threatened
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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
(SFWMD) recently implement-
ed an interactive option on
their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for.
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
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, bum barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
Source: Florida Division
Local BurnBan: Countywide
Message of encouragement: Keep reaching for goals
The class of 2007 seniors of the migrant program and the Hispanic/ESOL program
attended the Harvest of Hope ceremony honoring their achievements. Attending sen-
iors were: (in no particular order) Doris Catalan, Jennifer Escalante, Dulce Flores,
Annette Garcia, Isabel Garcia, Kayla Garcia, Martin Garcia, Teresa Hernandez, Daylet
Leyva, Rene Mendoza, Jose Olvera, Virginia Reynoso, Rosalinda Rojas, Stephen
Rueda, Griselda Ruiz, Zein Sanchez, Virginia Santos-Ramero, Carlos Saucedo, Alejan-
dra Tinajero, Veronica Cortez, Carlos Flores, Eliseo. Fonseca, Eric Interiano, Heidi
Groso, Dana Jimenez, Estevan Juarez, Leonel Lopez, Marlena Mansingh, Beatriz Mar-
tinez, Diana Moros, Estella Rebollar and Jason Resendiz. ,
Senior migrant students honored
By Chauna Aguilar
With the end of the school
year quickly approaching, the
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) Migrant Program and
lish Speakers of Other Lan-
guages (ESOL) program held
their annual Harvest of Hope
ceremony on Thursday, May
24, to honor the accomplish-
ments of those students who
have experienced additional
The migrant program is for
students whose families work
in agricultural areas and
migrate to various places
throughout the school year.
This creates a hardship on stu-
dents to stay up to date and on
task in the various schools they
attend each school year.
The migrant program,
through a migrant advocate,
provides extra help to students
academically. The migrant
advocate serves as a liaison to
the students and their families
Local citizen ana former migrant student .ecelia 1iEion
spoke words of encouragement to the migrant and His-
panic/ESOL seniors at the Harvest of Hope Ceremony on
Thursday, May 24, at Okeechobee High School.
to provide resources and refer- words of encouragement to
rals to meet any needs they those in attendance. Leslie
Several speakers spoke See Students Page 2
By Eric Kopp
A deputy from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
ger and a
as a result of
a scuffle with
a man he
and a fellow
trying to John
man was treated and released at
Raulerson Hospital following
the scuffle on Friday, May 25.
Arrested and charged was
John Thomas Burdeshaw, Jr.,
33, S.W. 11th St., in Okee-
chobee. He was charged with
escape, resisting arrest with vio-
lence and battery on a law
enforcement officer. His bond
on these charges was set at
Deputy Shireman and OCSO
Deputy Sergeant Clif Gil were at
Burdeshaw's residence to serve
an arrest warrant that charged
him with grand theft auto. His
bond on that charge was set at
An OCSO arrest report states
the deputy's .entered Burde-
shaw's home upon his invitation
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Detective tells Rotarians
about area gang
By Chauna Aguilar been a total of 193 gangs and 12
Okeechobee News car clubs in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Seventy-five of these are con-
The Rotary Club of Okee- sidered out-of-county gangs
chobee held their weekly lunch- that have come to Okeechobee.
eon on Tuesday, May 29, where Due to the central location of
they learned of the current sta- Okeechobee, gang members
tus of gangs in Okeechobee and from larger cities in the sur-
ways they can help the situation rounding areas tend to migrate
from Detective Sergeant Brad to Okeechobee to create new
Stark of the Okeechobee Coun- gang cells.
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO). "We will never get rid of
Throughout his 20 years with gangs; the same as dope it's
the OCSO, Sgt. Stark has gone not a reality," Sgt. Stark told club
from being a correctional offi- members.
cer, to the road patrol and into The main thing that helps
criminal investigations. Accord- Sgt. Stark fight gangs is docu-
ing to Sgt. Stark, about a year mentation. The following are
ago Sheriff Paul May deemed it some of the ways that one can
necessary to make him a full- be documented as a gang or
time gang detective, gang related individual: the per-
Throughout his career he son telling him he/she is a gang
has received 13 personal attacks member; tattoos that are gang
through threats, related; parent or caregiver
Throughout time there have telling him that his/her child is a
gang member; found in public
with known documented gang
members four times; and, creat-
ing gang graffiti.
Sgt. Stark must find two signs
of gang-related activity in order
for their names to be entered
into the database of the now
over 1,000 names of known
gang members in Okeechobee.
Demographics of gangs in
Okeechobee are 80 percent
adults. While there are gang
members of all ages, some are
even born into gangs. The num-
bers of females in gangs have
tripled, he said.
The average local citizen can
help in the fight against gangs
by calling the gang hotline at
(863) 763-5742 to report any
suspicious gang activity -
including graffiti of any sort.
See Gangs Page 2
SOkeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Detective Sergeant Brad Stark
spoke to the Rotarians at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, May
29, concerning gang activity and how they can help better the
gang situation In their own neighborhoods, city and county.
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Sgt. Stark stated that they have
come a long way with diminish-
ing the existence of graffiti in
Okeechobee, but went on to say
that even a smiley face on a stop
sign should be reported. He has
created a relationship with the
Okeechobee County Board of
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someone to clean the graffiti the
same day it is reported to them.
Sgt. Stark is trying to get an
ordinance passed to enable the
cleaning of private property
where graffiti exists in order to
diminish the effect of this gang
activity. This ordinance would
allow the county to impose a time
limit for the owner to clean the
property or be assessed a fine to
cover costs for the county clean-
ing the property.
Sgt. Stark and the OCSO are
involved with many organizations
that create a network where up to
500 officers are available at any-
time if a need arose.
He is also the Southeast Region-
al Director of the Florida Gang
Investigators Association (FGIA)
where he is in charge of all of the
counties south of Indian River
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The FGIA is in the process of
planning a motorcycle rally in
November to be held at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center
as a fundraiser for the educational
programs and resources they pro-
vide in order to keep young peo-
ple from joining gangs.
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Lundy, the coordinator of grants
and special programs, intro-
duced herself to those in atten-
dance as this is her first year as
coordinator for the Harvest of
Russ Brown, the director of
student services, and Virginia
Bryant, the senior guidance
counselor at OHS, also extended
their support and best wishes to
the outgoing seniors in the pro-
Local citizens Cecelia Elliott,
Augustin Saucedo and Osiel Tor-
res told the current outgoing
seniors of their experiences
through the migrant program
and how they benefited from the
Ms. Elliott, a commercial
portfolio manager at Riverside
Bank, benefited from the
resources and extra help that it
Mrs. Elliott said she "grew up
in the environment as a migrant
student migrating from Flori-
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Even though she had that
hardship she wasn't going to let
that keep her from reaching her
"You can't determine your life
from a particular problem. You
still can't stop trying to reach
your goals," she said. "1I know
that it is hard to not have support
at home when your parents are
working late hours, but you have
to challenge yourself to work
harder because of that."
Now a deputy with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Mr. Saucedo spoke of
challenging oneself and doing
whatever he had :to do to reach
his goals. He began in law
enforcement as a corrections
officer and is now a member of
the OCSO road patrol.
Mr. Torres, who arrived in the
United States approximately
seven years ago, encouraged the
young seniors to work at their
goals and to take responsibility
for themselves. After his arrival
in the U.S. he has attended col-
lege and started his own busi-
ness, Luviano Roofing, of which
he is the president.
Tabitha Trent of Riverside
Bank presented a computer to
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and told him they were there to
serve the arrest warrant. The 6-
foot-2-inch, 250-pound, Burde-
- shaw then ordered the deputies
from his home, continued the
Deputy Shireman reached for
the man and placed his hand on
the man's arm. The man then
reportedly shouted "no" and
pushed the deputy away. He then
ran down a hall and into a bed-
room with both deputies behind
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man but fell on the floor. Burdeshaw
then kicked out the bedroom win-
dow and escaped through the open
- window, continued the report.
Sgt. Gill went outside and began
pursuing the man on foot, states
- The report states Burdeshaw
ran to a Jeep sports utility vehicle
and was reaching under the dash-
board. The man then noticed that
Sgt. Gill, who was now 'on the
outgoing OHS senior Alejandra other side of the SUV, had his pep-
Tinajero who is ranked number per spray in his hand and started to
three in the senior class of 2007 getoutofthevehicle.
as a whole. Riverside Bank also According to the report, Sgt. Gill
as a whole. Riverside Bank also had the pepper spray in his hand
provided goody bags to all stu- due to a pit bull in the yard that
dents who received a grade began to chase him as he was
point average of 2.5 or higher. chasing Burdeshaw.
The migrant advocate at OHS, Deputy Shireman came up from
Flerida Algarin and the Hispan- behind Burdeshaw, grabbed the
ic/ESOL advocate Elizabeth Ruiz, man's left arm and pulled it around
were both instrumental in work- behind his back, stated the report.
ing with each of these seniors as At this time the dog began to bark
ing well as the underclassmen to give and bite at the two deputies. The
well as the underclassmen to give dog then took up a position
them all the tools that they need between Burdeshaw and the two
to succeed in school and in life. deputies and began snapping at
Members of the them. Sgt. Gill sprayed the dog with
Hispanic/ESOL program class of the pepper spray and it left for a
2007 who have a grade point short period, added the report.
*average of 2.5 or higher are: Once Burdeshaw was hand-
Brenda Albarran; Jeffery cuffed, Sgt. Gill noticed that Deputy
Alvarez; Veronica Cortez; Carlos Shireman was bleeding from the
Fl ;Eliseo Fonseca; Eric nte-nose and the little finger of his right
Flores; EliseoFonseca;Ericnte- hand was at an odd angle. The
riano; Heidi Groso; Dana report states that when Deputy
Jimenez; Estevan Juarez; Leonel Shireman tried to grab Burdeshaw
Lopez; Elizabeth Macedo; Mar- as he was escaping through the
lena Mansingh; Beatriz Martinez; open window the man kicked him
Marissa Montoya; Diana Moros; in the face and hand.
Rubi Prieto; Estella Rebollar; The report goes on to say that
Jason Resendiz; Robert Deputy Shireman will now see an
Rodriguez and Jennifer Sauceda. orthopedic doctor about his finger.
Postyour opinions in the Public The deputy was back on the job
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Thursdaynight Partlycloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent
Friday night Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is
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Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge
and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24 hours
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against
in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washing-
ton, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.
Healthy Start accepts care proposal
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Family Health/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.
Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE -A special benefit account has been established at
Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Longen) Van-
dermolen to help defray medical costs.
Support group forming
OKEECHOBEE Depending on Christ is a new support group
forming for women suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772) 597-0463.
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CES wraps up the school year nespce
First Grade Rainne Kasik, Jorden Reyna, Mackenzie Mackin; Jacey Mullis; what we have learned all year. In
their trip Jacob Kahn, Armando San- and, Alicia Rodriguez. Citizen- science, we finished our bare
First grade enjoyedli e irt tibanez, Yiselt Pineda, Daniel ship Berenice Garcia; Noemy books. We had to research a nsa
tArnold's Wildlife and McDon- Mederos, Dustin Douglas, Gomez; Julian Sanchez; Sheryl planet and learn 26 facts about Cormnunity Links. Individual Voices.P
aid' The sO Lacarvis Kellvy Carlos Segura and Altman; and Vivianna Cisneros. the planet. We then had to take Cmu nd
and learned,' -4 /
walked in the
den. Our meal?
was delicious. On Career Day,
we had visitors who told us
about their job and the educa-
tion needed to do it. The classes
are celebrating good behavior
with trips to Golden Corral, Cap-
tain D's, and Dairy Queen. The
first grade teachers say a great
big thank you to the parents,
businesses, and other adults
who helped in any way to make
this a memorable year for our
students. Thanks again.
Happy Birthday to Shaun
Hood, Taylor Jordan, Zoe Wood,
Audra Meara, Anabely Munoz,
Mariah Watson, Julie Ybanez,
Brianna Olivarez, Alyssa Purvis,
Amber Smith-Steward, David
Garcia-Aleman, Megan Under-
wood, Jasmine Lamb, Sabrina
Wells, Felipe Montoya, George
Marshall, Kiara Hernandez, Lane
Friend and Hannah Morales.
Students of the week are
Anabely Munoz, Maria Aguilar,
Carmen Ramirez, Nelly Yamin,
Jessica Trent, Sabrina Wells,
Daniel Garcia, Carlos Segura,
Sierra Brydebell, Ivon Tapia,
We are wrapping up our last
week of school. Congratulations
to all of our second graders. I
hope that you enjoyed this year
as much as we did. You made
this year unforgettable.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students who received
awards on May 29:
Mrs. Whiteside class: Effort
Tyler Choinard; Autumn Perry;
Rosario Jaimes; Justin Vinson;
and, Logan Lipscomb. Citizen-
ship Sierra Casian; Zachary
Mullin; Austin Margerum; Kristi-
na Shonklin; and, Diana Jaimes.
Ms. Prevatt class: Effort Brit-
tani Lowry; Dalton Hunter;
Javier Medina; Hunter Sills; and,
Adriana Camacho. Citizenship
Candance McGlamory; Danna
Capungan; Christopher Arm-
strong; Zachary Lara; and, Kim-
Ms. Karre Class: Effort Giovan-
ni Gamez; Tommi White; Robert
Bigford; Yesenia Campos; and,
Cheyenne Tingle; Citizenship
Yesenia Campos; Cheyenne Tin-
gle; Ryan Chesser; Lacie Lofton;
and, Seairra Moore.
Mrs. Johns class: Effort
Sabree Hall; Melanie Watson;
The following individuals were of probation contempt. His bond
arrested on felony or driving under on that charge was set at $1,000.
the influence (DUI) charges by the Brandon Wayne Ellis, 23, S.E.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office 23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City May 27 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
Police Department (OCPD), the charges of grand theft auto, burglary
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the of an unoccupied structure and grand
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva- theft. His bondwassetat$65,000.
tion Commission (FWC) or the Hector Ruben Velasquez, 32,
Department of Corrections (DOC). N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was
Savanna Danielle Glass, 18, arrested May 27 by Deputy Sergeant
N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was J. Royal on an Okeechobee County
arrested May 25 by the OCPD on an warrant charging him with failure of
Okeechobee County warrant a sexual offender to report. His
charging her with third-degree bond was set at $60,000.
grand theft and giving false infor- Ernest William Chapman, 26,
nation to a pawnbroker. Her bond U.S. 441 N., was arrested May 27 by
was set at $7,000. Sergeant Victoria Williams on a
Isaias Herrera Gomez, 23, felony charge of grand theft auto
Underhill Road, Lorida, was arrest- and a misdemeanor charge of driv-
ed May25 by DeputyAric Majere on ing while license suspended with
an Okeechobee County warrant knowledge. His bond was set at
charging him \ iIh driving while $25,000.
license suspended or revoked. His. Angela Kaye Cross, 32, S.W.
bond was set at $5,000. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
Keith Alan Clark, 18, S.W. 23rd ed May 28 by Deputy M. Collier on
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May an Okeechobee County warrant
25 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on a charging her with perjury. Her
felony charge of possession of bur- bond was set at $3,500.
glary tools and a misdemeanor Amado Ochoa Garcia, 44,
charge of criminal mischief. His S.W. 15th St., Okeechobee, was
bond was set at $1,500. arrested May 29 by the OCPD on an
Jesse Dirke Zipperer, 20, N.W Okeechobee County warrant
50th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest- charging him with unemployment
ed May 26 by Deputy Kristin Gray on compensation fraud. His bond was
a felony charge of possession of a set at $5,000.
controlled substance (methadone), This column lists arrests and not
and misdemeanor charges of pos- convictions, unless otherwise stated.
session of marijuana under 20 Anyone listed here who is later found
grams and obstruction of justice. His innocent or has had the charges
bond was set at $6,500. He was also against them dropped is welcome to
arrested on an Okeechobee County inform this newspaper. The informa-
warrant charging him with violation tion will be confirmed and printed.
RALEIGH, N.C. Jennifer
Lynn Dunnahoe of Okeechobee
was bestowed her bachelor's
degree in business administration
from Peace College.
The college conferred bach-
elor's degrees to 115 women
Joanna Covault, 80 of Okee-
chobee died May 18, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Covault
was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Fletch-
er, Ohio to Cleveland and Ora
Covault. She was a homemaker
and she worked in retail depart-
ment stores as well as Albertson's
Mrs. Covault was preceded in
death by her companion, George
She is survived by her nine
children, Sharon Kay Woodhouse
of Ohio, Ronald Ratliff of Min-
nesota, Cathy Gager of Ten-
nessee, Mary Joe Ogelsbee of
Ohio, Carol Bell of Minnesota,
Vernon Ratliff, Jr., Neta Burk, both
of Ft. Myers, Mary Sue McQuin of
Minnesota, and Linda Einkstrom
of Kansas; siblings, Dora Smith,
Jimmy Covault, Diz Covault, Essie
Pearson, Mary Friend and Marty
Covault; 30 grandchildren, 18
great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held
10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
in a ceremony held Saturday,
The 2007 commencement
exercises at Peace College took
place during the school's 150th
anniversary year. The college was
founded in 1857.
Mrs. Rodriguez class: Effort
Kacey Rigano; Eric Gomez;
Yanessa Leiva; Ryan Kasik; and,
Mariela Espinoza. Citizenship
Kailee Alvarado; Jaen Torres;
Yarely Ramirez; Alyssa Bessen-
bacher; and, Regina Garcia.
Ms. Mateo Class: Effort Kaleb
Ferguson; Marisol Solis; Christo-
pher Baloga; Robert Jones;
Nicholas Wiggins; Citizenship
Kayla Gebo; Lovey Olsen;
Marisol Santillan; Marisol Solis;
and, Gerneisha Louis.
Mrs. Greseth class: Effort Ger-
ardo Garcia; Jahnasia White;
and, Alyssa Osterman. Citizen-
ship Miranda McClanahan;
Raylee Coleman; Jennifer
Ehrlich; Apple Nunez; and,
Have a great summer! Good
luck in third grade! .. .
In Mr. Goff's class we are still
working very hard to learn as
much math this year as we can
before summer vacation starts.
We have changed the way we do
math in our room to allow more
time for the computer program
SuccessMaker and everyone is
enjoying it. We are making so
many jumps in our learning
gains we can't wait to show
those facts and write a "fact"
book using them. We also had to
illustrate the book. We also had
to get into group and complete a
science fair experiment. One
group did an experiment to see if
music affected the heart rate.
One group did an experiment to
see if calcium helped bones stay
stronger. One group did an
experiment to see how far germs
travel when you sneeze. The last
group did an experiment to see if
smell affected taste. The year is
almost over and Mr. Goff would
like to say that he has really
enjoyed this year with his class
and he wishes them the best of
luck in fifth grade!
Ms. DelPrete is very proud of
how hard her students worked
on their science projects. The
results proved our hypothesis.
Hubba Bubba gum does make
the biggest bubbles. Thank you
to all the chaperones who took
care of the students at Sea
World. We had lots of fun!
Congratulations to Elio Cam-
pos who earned over 100 AR
points and Daniel Nunez who
earned over 500 steps in the 100
Book Challenge. Way to Go!!
Have a great summer!! Don't
forget to read and practice multi-
plication and division facts.
FFA top officer
The Future Farmers of America top officer award was
presented to Dianna Rodriguez (left) by Okeechobee
High School FFA advisor Brian Dryden (left). The
presentation was made during the annual FFA ban-
quet held on.May 19.
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HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS: I want to respond to the question about
Cinco de Mayo. They celebrate that for the same reason Americans cele-
brate St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick also has nothing to do with us Americans
except that they like to celebrate it because their ancestors celebrated it.
FLAG: Of all the improvements that they seem to be doing downtown
right in front of the Chamber of Commerce building, somebody needs to
take a good look at the poor old, worn out, American flag they are flying.
FCAT: This is in reference to our kids' FCAT scores. The person that
wrote that or said it needs to go back to school because they can't spell or
saywhat they mean. Our kids' FCAT scores all came up.
MAIL: I am calling about the guy with mail fraud. That should be pros-
ecuted to the full extent and whoever allowed her to transfer his mail
when he was in jail should be fired from the Post Office. The government
should take full responsibility for his mail and his W-2 forms, and com-
pensate anything he lost while he was in jail and she forged his signature
and had his mail transferred.
WESTERNS: I am an avid western movie/TV watcher. I love westerns.
It just dawned on me after all these years of watching westerns: they
show Main Street and everybody riding their horses, and their buggy and
wagon, but I've never noticed any horse dung. I just wonder if anybody
else has ever noticed that. Whoever took care of that, I hope they got paid
as much as the actors did.
BENEFITS: The American disabled are losing more benefits by the day.
They are losing money, paying more for prescriptions and guess who is
taking it all? The illegals. They are coming in here taking money for them-
selves. They pay for luxury items and send money back to Mexico. Then,
they take food and everything away from American people.
HOME DEPOT: I am wondering what the hold up is with Home
Depot. I heard a rumor that it isn't coming. Can you get an answer
whetherwe are getting a Home Depot or not?
Editor's Note: We spoke with company officials recently and were
told they are still planning on coming to Okeechobee, even though their
plans have been delayed. We were told they now have their permits and
will begin demolition of the existing buildings and construction of their
new building in the near future.
APOLOGY: Here it is year and a half later after the Duke lacrosse play-
ers were accused of rape by a black woman. Where are Reverend Al and
Reverend Jessie demanding an apology from the woman to the white
players who were found not guilty? I see a double standard going on here.
If it was the other way around with a black man accused of raping a white
woman they would be right there on the spot demanding an apology
from the white woman. So why shouldn't they get an apology.
PREGNANCY: I want the answer to the problem with pregnancy. At
10-11 years old, the blame doesn't go on the girls or the boys it goes on
the parents. I can speak because I have a 12 year old and an 11 year old. If
I let them go, they will do whatever they are pressured into doing. Where
are the parents when these kids are having sex and getting pregnant and
how can they not know where their children are doing this? It's all about
communication and it's all about control.' That's the problem with chil-
dren today parents just allow them to do anything. Sex education in
school is great. They need to know about diseases. They need to know
about pregnancy. They need to know. It falls back on the parents to re-
enforce this and abstinence is all on the parents. I praise God that my child
will not. She doesn't even think about boys. She is focused on school,
softball and college. It's all what you teach them and it all falls back on the
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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 Okee-
chobee'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 suggested. 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.
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I would like to respond to the
several questions in Speak Out
regarding the ranch rodeo and
President Bush declared the
fourth Saturday of July as the
National Day of the American
Cowboy. This is the third year of
this proclamation. No one east of
the Mississippi has celebrated it
and we thought there was no bet-
ter place than Okeechobee Coun-
ty to celebrate this event.
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association, in conjunction with
Okeechobee Main Street, will be
hosting the celebration on July 28.
It will begin at 10 a.m. at the west
end of Flagler's Park with a cattle
drive on S.R. 70 East. The cattle
will be driven from there to the
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.
N.A. 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
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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
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.
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 rela-
tionships 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 Educatlon/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage 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 wel-
come. 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 at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, 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 Buckhead 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 p.m.
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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
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 Parkway, 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
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.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information,
call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season on
Sept. 7, hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S.27. For information call
(863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6621.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 357-3053.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street at
10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the
first Saturday of every month from 16 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring
to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gath-
ering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa
Brown at (863) 357-3318.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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. Childcare is available for babies and toddlers. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.
OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call
Keith Striping at (863) 763-6064.
OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
At the Agri-Civic Center there
will be a true ranch rodeo begin-
ning at 2 p.m. There will be 10
competing teams from Okee-
chobee's ranches. The teams are
made up of real working cowboys
from the ranches. The events
include calf branding, stampede
race, team doctoring, wild cow
milking and team sorting. These
events represent actual daily activ-
ities that occur on our ranches.
There will be no bull riding.
Additional information will be
forthcoming but I did want to
clarify the event and the date.
Any questions can be directed
to me at (863) 763-2225.
Okeechobee Main Street
Center honors workforce week
The Okeechobee One Stop Career Center and Workforce Devel-
opment Board of the Treasure Coast will celebrate National Work-
force 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
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 Reflectsons
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. Refreshments will be
served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on
which you are currently working. For information call Carolyn at
(863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Drought topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist, Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry, Okee-
chobee Forestry District. The topics of the show will be low salaries
resulting in high turn over of rangers in Martin and Okeechobee
counties, and drought conditions and wildfire alert. For informa-
tion, call MelissaYunas at (772) 219-1248; www.fl-dof.com.
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 informa-
tion, 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 infor-
mation, 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 information and sign ups call
come the Okeechobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469,
or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 19. The camp
will run June 4-7 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations
of food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, con-
tact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.
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. Registra-
tion 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-
Coalition board sets meeting date
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-
Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the
American Red Cross Heroes campaign on Friday, June 8, from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m. at 500 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact
Melody Hodges at (863) 467-5330.
Okee-Tantie hosting RCAA races June 9-10
The Radio Controlled Airboat Association (RCAA) will hold
radio controlled airboat races on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday,
June 10, at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. This event is free for spectators and racers and every-
one is welcome to attend and/or participate. For information, call
Chris Selph at (863) 447-1735.
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
CIS hosting skateboard camp
Communities In School will host a skateboard camp June 11-15
for ages 7 and under; June 18-22 for ages 8-10; and, June 25-29 for
ages 11-15. Sign ups for this camp will be on June 4 beginning at 9
a.m. Registration will be held at the CIS/PAL office located at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863)
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.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 SPORTS 5
Fourth annual Okeechobee Jr. Tennis fundraiser a success
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Dave Ellis The winner of the girls 14-year old division of the fourth annu-
The winner of the girls 12-year old division of the fourth annu- al Okeechobee Junior Tennis fundraiser held on Saturday, May
al Okeechobee Junior Tennis fundraiser held on Saturday, 19 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex was Liz Turner (right).
May 19 at theOkeechobee Sports Complex was Jenna Rath She defeated finalist Katherine Ragamat (left). The proceeds of
(right). She defeated finalist Vanessa Watt (left). The proceeds the fundraiser, sponsored by Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co.,
of the fundraiser, sponsored by Wicks, Brown, Williams & went to the Okeechobee High School tennis team.
Co., went to the Okeechobee High School tennis team.
Twelve-year-old Samantha Rivero (right) defeated Kari Berg-
er (left) to take the girls' 18-year-old championship at the
fourth annual Okeechobee Junior Tennis fundraiser held on
May 19 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The fundraiser
was sponsored by Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co. to benefit
the Okeechobee High School tennis team. The young man in
the picture was not identified.
. Ly Pham (right) defeated Christian White (left) to take the boys' 10-
year-old championship at the fourth annual Okeechobee Junior
Tennis fundraiser held on May 19 at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex. The fundraiser was sponsored by Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co. to benefit the Okeechobee High School tennis team.
Kathleen Turner (left) defeated Shaina Ragamat (right) for
the girls' 16-year olds championship at the fourth annual
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For Transmittal To The State Of Florida Department Of Community Affairs A Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map (FLUM) Amendment For Certain Property Located Between Southwest 6th
Street And Southwest 15th Street And Amendments To The Comprehensive Plan
The CITY OF OKEECHOBEE gives Notice that it
shall hold a- public hearing before the City
Council on June 7, 2007 commencing at 6:00 p.m.
Or as soon thereafter as possible, in the
Auditorium at Okeechobee High School, 2800
North Highway 441, Okeechobee, FL, to consider
a Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land
Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-CII-
001; Narrative (text) changes to the adopted
Comprehensive Plan, amendments to the Future
Land Use Map and to transmit the proposed
changes to the Comprehensive Plan to the State of
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
The proposed text amendments) will include the
* Future Land Use
* Capital Improvements
The application is requesting to amend the City of
Okeechobee Future Land ,Use Map in the
Comprehensive Plan for Chapter 163, Florida
Statutes and Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code,
in the City of Okeechobee, Florida, submitted by Joe
Rasco, on behalf of property owner(s),15th Street
Homes LLC/Montebello 13 LLC.
The City of Okeechobee shall consider the
Comprehensive Plan Amendment on the Future
Land Use Map to consider land use designation
from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF).
The land is generally described as: six
parcels of vacant, unplatted property, except
one occupied house, located between
Southwest 6th Street and Southwest 15th
Street and is approximately 63.78 acre(s).
The effective date of this plan amendment shall
be: The date a final order is issued by the
Department of Community Affairs finding the
amendment to be in compliance in accordance
with Chapter 163.3184, F.S. Or the date a final
order is issued by the Administration
Commission finding the amendment to be in
compliance in accordance with Chapter
A copy of the text amendments) and FLUM
application, including a detailed legal descrip-
tion, is available in the Office of the City Clerk,
55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL, (863) 763-
3372, during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. Interested
parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the amendment application.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED
that if any person desires to appeal any decision
made by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at this hearing, such interest-
ed person will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose may need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk
media are for the sole purpose of backup for
official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability
Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons
with disabilities needing special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should contact
Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-
3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Attest: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
Subject property is depicted on excerpt of City
map to the right:
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Okeechobee will celebrate their
50th anniversary on June 1, 2007.
They were married on June 1,
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Their children are Alice (Ed)
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'Too pretty to use' items turn into clutter
Our homes are filled with all
manner of stuff! This clutter
takes on a life of its own and it is
all because we are in fear! You
can turn the most useful thing in
the world into clutter if you don't
use it! The other day I received a
complaint about our 100 percent
cotton dishtowels. She said,
"They are too pretty to mess up,
can I just hang them up and look
This is all something we have
done and continue to do uncon-
sciously. We are in fear that we
will not be able to get whatever it.
is again so we save it. Or we buy
something and we are afraid we
will never be able to afford it
again. It is fine and good to take
care of your possessions but to
not use it because you might
mess it up is a negative way of
living our lives.
They are dishtowels and not
framed quotes to be displayed
on a wall! Dishtowels have a
purpose! They dry dishes, clean
off your hands, wipe the faces of
your babies and clean up spills!
They are to be used and in the
process of using them, they are
loved! They bless you with their
usefulness and with the words
that are stitched on them. Yes
you may love them and don't
want to mess them up! This line
of thinking is what I am working
so hard to declutter from your
Let me tell you a story. Many
years ago we bought a brand
new car. I was not allowed to
drive the car because I might
mess it up! The first time I drove
it, a rock popped up and cracked
the windshield. I guess I have a
rebellious nature because after
that I made sure that I drove it
whenever I wanted. I eventually
drove the wheels off of that car
and it blessed me for many
years. I finally released it after
Robert and I married. I was very
sad to let that car go because it
had been a tool to help me sur-
vive a bad marriage. It gave me
courage to drive away because it
was my car and one summer I
practically lived in that car when
I was working many long hours
at the Brevard Music Center. It
had sheltered me from the
storms of life and I was thankful
for it. I had not saved it for
"GOOD" I used it and I was
blessed by the car.
Using something means you
love it! Holding on to things and
not using them is fear. Fear is the
opposite of love. It is hoarding.
A calendar is to be used! So
what, if you have to mark some-
thing out! That is what calendars
are for. Schedules change and
we make mistakes. The dishtow-
els are to be used too.
What have-you been saving
out of fear? Use it or release it to
someone who will! This change
'in attitude is going to help you
declutter your home! Isn't it fun
to get rid of the negativity too! I
love the song "Please Release
Me, Let me Go"! Sing it from
your clutter's point of view. I
sang it loud when I released
much of my clutter. Somehow
music makes it easier.
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Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will
be trained to perform alcohoVdrug prevention skits, write skits and learn
to give presentations. The program will run for six weeks, from July 6
through Aug. 10, and there are two sites from which to choose: First Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Comn unity Center. For information and an
application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Special summer camp is planned
Communities In Schools and the Okeechobee County Sheriff Office
has partnered to host the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Summer Camp.
This camp will be July 9-13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Okeechobee High
School, 2800 U.S. 441 N. The camp is for children ages 6-12. Sign ups be
Monday, June 4, beginning at 9 a.m. at the CIS/PAL office located at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 462-
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 lec-
ture 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, photogenic, 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 Monday, 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 calendar. Winning images will be published as the featured
monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry forms
and complete contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee -
select Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur photographers
only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For information, call
Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Wotldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St.
Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham, David Bar-
ton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The program is
appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained from Debi at
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Snake bites can be life threatening to your pets
COLLEGE STATION A close intravenously to counteract the rate of absorption due to localized and predigest tissue. The bite Pet owners can prevent Atkins adds.
encounter of the reptile kind can toxic effects of the venom and is swelling and subsequent change received from a snake that is sim- snakebites by controlling dogs on About Pet Talk: Pet Talk is a serv-
be a painful experience for your most effective when administered in circulation, Atkins adds. ply startled will generally be less a leash and not allowing pets to ice of the College of Veterinary Med-
pet. As with humans, a snake bite early in the course of treatment," "Bites on the tongue are the severe than one from a snake that explore holes in the ground or dig icine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas
to a pet can be a scary time and Atkins says. equivalent of intravenous injec- is cornered. The snake will typi- under logs. Staying on open paths A&M University. Stories can be
present a life-threatening situa- Most of the toxic effects are tions,"sheconfirms all t nm ds where snakes are more visible viewed on the World Wide Web at
tion. due to the enzymes in the venom. cay empty is venom gangs may help your pet avoid a close
The southwestern U.S. is Atkins notes there are two types "The primary functions of when it feels threatened," Atkins encounter of the reptile kind, />.
ground zero for many types of
snakes, especially the poisonous
ones. What can you do to help
your pet recover from envenoma-
tion, the medical name for a poi-
"The majority of snakebites in
the United States are committed
by pit vipers such as rattlesnakes,
water moccasins and copper-
heads, or by coral snakes, mem-
bers of the elapid family," says
Lori Atkins, small animal veteri-
nary technician in the College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomed-
ical Sciences at Texas A&M Uni-
Animals suspected of being
bitten by a pit viper should receive
immediate veterinary attention.
Decreasing the amount of activity
and keeping the pet calm is bene-
ficial, Atkins says.
Despite the potential threat of
a severe reaction, the vast majori-
ty of bites can be effectively treat-
ed. Veterinary care may include
antihistamines, intravenous flu-
ids, antivenin or antibiotics,
"Antivenin is administered
of venom neurotoxic, which
affects the nervous system, and
hemotoxic, which affects the
blood and vessels. The venom of
many snakes contains both com-
Signs that your pet has been
snake-bitten include puncture
wounds, immediate severe pain,
swelling and tissue necrosis, or
localized death of living tissue.
"The more severe signs may
take up to several hours to appear
and include shock, lethargy and
weakness, muscle tremors, and
neurological signs such as the ani-
mal having a hard time breath-
ing," Atkins notes.
"The severity of envenomation
- snakebite depends on the
size of the victim, site of bite,
amount of physical activity fol-
lowing the bite, and the time
elapsed prior to medical treat-
ment," Atkins said.
Where the bite occurs plays a
direct role in the rate the venom is
absorbed. Venom is absorbed rel-
atively quickly from bites on the
body, while bites to the legs,
head, and neck result in a slower
venom are to immobilize the prey
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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,
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Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
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Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Tos & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
AC UNIT 5,000K, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
AIR CONDITIONER: New, for
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
WINDOW UNIT, Kenmore,
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100
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.
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
Works well. $75
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
MICROWAVE $20. Call
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
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
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,
STEEL BUILDINGS FACTORY
Direct- 30x40 was $13,290,
Now $6,820. 40x60
$21,859, Now $10,562.
60x80 $36,148, Now
$17,642. Sizes up to
100,000 square feet. Dealer-
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3):
White, in aluminum frame.
WOOD SEALANT: Behr Plus
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
BABY BASSINET- 4 in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150, (863)509-8179
CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CONVERTIBLE CRIB: With
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition, $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
TODDLER BED- Fire Truck
Step 2, With mattress. Great
TODDLER BED- Wooden,
Complete. Newish, Used once.
BRIDAL GOWN beaded,
w/veil, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
WEDDING DRESS- from Da-
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
strapless. Veil & fullness slip
incld $500. (863)946-0307
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
as-e B- SI
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
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-
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
COUCH & RECLINING CHAIR-
good shape, red/tan, $75
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
DINING ROOM TABLE w/4
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823
DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors in center, mirror. $100
or best offer. 863-467-9892
FURNITURE: House full! Too
much to list! $2000 for all.
FUTON CHAIR: $50.
HEADBOARD & FRAME,
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress & boxspring, $35.
(863)467-2679 Iv. msg.
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
HUTCH & SIDE BOARD: Maple
wood. $500 negotiable.
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
FOR LESS !
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroomi
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
PARSONS CHAIRS (2): Con-
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
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TV ARMOIRE, Broyhill. Holds
up to 32" TV $100
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80
Your next job could be In
today's classified. Did
you look for It?
GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
LYMAN 54 caliber Great Plains
Rifle, mint cond., all acces-
sories, A Steal! $400.
S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
417 W.S. Park
WEIGHT MACHINE: Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away iovj i,,:,.
exc. cond., $1100.
PENDENT LIGHTS (2): Like
new. $30. (863)467-8681
SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
signs on it. Never used. Cost
$55. will sell for $25. or best
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
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
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
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from home. Medical, busi-
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criminal justice. Job place-
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aid and computer provided if
CARPORT- 20 X 20, you take
down and remove $250
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(Bam-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
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Show Off Our New Lifetime
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see if your home qualifies.
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Reasonable rates. Quality
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One item or whole house.
We do it ALL! Licensed and
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RING & ARCH ROLLER, for
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.
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Squier by
Fender, w/ soft leather case.
Missing 5th string. $75.
863-885-1172 after 3pm
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much more! $1200
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
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. (863)634-6601
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
CHIHUAHAUA PUPPY, Fe-
male, 11 wks. old w/ shots.
$300. (863)357-0037 or
CHIHUAHUA, tan, female, 7
month old. Only 31/2 lbs.
(days) Barb LaBelle area.
MINI DOBERMAN PINSCHER:
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES- 3 fe-
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
HOT TUB:' 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5
HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
SPINNING REEL, by The Bass
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8' net &
shoe holder. $125.
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!!!
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
Seat, good condition!!!
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
AIR COMPRESSOR- 7.5 hp
with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
TABLE SAW: $60.
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Electric,'
new condition. $45
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr.
$222/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,'.
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16 600! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $10,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
Nice remodeled 3/2 CBS
In town, near Blue Heron.
Application, lease, FL&S.
$1195 mo. + utilities.
OKEE., 3br, 1 ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,
FARM GATE- 10 ft, asking $30,
BLUE ROAN STALLION- 11/2,
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included-
LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-'
pelled push mower. Works.
great $35. (863)675-8937 r
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm..
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
165 Hydro, $550
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee,
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
GOATS, ROOSTERS, CHINESE
GEESE: All healthy and very
gentle. Some registered.
Hand fed. (863)467-6388
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$30,000! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.'
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
4/BR Foreclosure $14,0000
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,00!0 For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
BHR- 3br, 2ba, Furnished
$1000. mo. + $500. Sec.
dep. 863-447-0850 or
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.
Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 17
I Gen ra I I
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
unfurn duplex. Available now!
$700/mo + deposit. Appl
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
S 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
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Land Sale 1040
Lote Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Interior rebuilt i iR 96.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Now even lower at
Shop here flrsti
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4/BR Foreclosure $14,000!
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
More Homes Available from
$10,000! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760,
ACREAGE IN LITTLE FARMS:
2/1, new c/a, new appliances,
recently remodeled, detached
garage, on 21/ fenced acres,
pond. $175,000 firm. Call
863-467-8844 for more info.
COUNTRY HILLS: 2/1, c/a &
heat, 1BR/1BA guest house,
outbuildings, kennel, on 4
3/4 fenced acres, nice
fenced pond, $300,000.
Frame home, 100x150 lot,
motivated seller $75,000
Debra Pinson, Century 21
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 ml
from town. Asking $390,000
AUCTION 1,126+/- Acres Di-
vided Sat., June 9, 10:00
a.m. Tracts From 3 to 6
Acres Crawford County, GA.
These select properties have
been owned by the same
timber company for over 25
years. 37 tracts from 3 to
160 acres. Wooded residen-
tial tracts, several hunting
tracts, no restrictions. These
tracts are in the eastern and
northern sections of Craw-
ford County. Auction held at
Goodwill Conference Center,
5171 Eisenhower Parkway in
Macon, GA. Pay 10% down,
.10% buyer's premium.
GAL#2034. Call For Infor-
mation (800)479-1763 John
Dixon & Associates
So. Central 2+ Acre Lake Ac-
cess Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900. Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 2008.
1 MILE CREEKFRONT! 55+
acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1 + mile along
creek. 2 working barns,
fenced for cattle. West Tenn.
Potential to subdivide. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(866)852-2538, x.1257 TN
Land & Lakes,
82 ACRES Gainesville, FL
area, excellent shape, plant-
ed pines and other scattered
Flexible owner financing
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
GMAC REAL ESTATE...
Call for free brochure
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-
$234,900. GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life, black rail fencing. Long
road frontage, utilities. Po-
tential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now
COASTAL GEORGIA 24.29
Acres- $99,900. Beautiful
trees, pasture for horses,
loaded with wildlife. Easy ac-
cess to 1-95. Short drive to
GA coast. Long road front-
age- potential to subdivide.
Excellent financing. CALL
NOW (800)898-4409 x
Developer's Closeout Sep-
tember 29th- 20% off al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing. Lots & condos
available w/ water, marsh,
golf, nature views starting at
70k's. lyr. no payment op-
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1
to 3 acres from the $50's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slips, nature trails.
Georgia Land for Sale Beauti-
ful Forestland. Affordable
and Owner Financed. From 1
to 500 Acres Beginning at
$1950/Acre. Brashear Real-
LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT $147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with
old fish camp and 2/BR sep-
tic permit, close to public
boat ramp. $225,000.00 Val-
leytown Realty http://valley-
townrealty. c o m
NEWI Coastal GA Community
Homesites up to 4.5 acres.
Marshfront with long range
views & 150 year old live
oaks. 14 miles north of the
FL state line. Shown by ap-
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA WA-
TERFRONT LAND SALE
GRAND OPENING SATUR-
DAY JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY
ONLY! Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fi-
nancingl Call Now and re-
serve a priority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
TENNESSEE- NORRIS LAKE
lots, cabins & condos
available. Luxurious, rustic
setting. Investment rentals or
ear- round living. www.The-
Sherry Shope, Gables &
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
joins Jefferson National For-
est with miles and miles of
trails, have to sell $389,500
J We have your Home
*^ FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131
AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires), like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
BAYLINER CARPI- '85, 19',
350 eng. OEM out dfive. Runs
good. Very dependable. Needs
TLC. $3500. (863)699-2971
BOAT / UTILITY TRAILER: 12
-14 ft. $295. 863-635-3465
BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
SUNTRACKER PONTOON: '06,
21ft, w/ '07 galvanized trailer,
60HP 4 stroke Merc. $13,500.
863-414-2346 or 763-4079
your own Business. Sell a
Business. Your professional
source. (877)306-6220 toll
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
MOTORCYCLE PARTS, JE Pis-
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
kl. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, .$2000
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
iii BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Screen Rooms Carports
i Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044
I Home Improv
CARPET, brand new, out of
'07 Ford Superduty Crew
Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
$400 neg. (863)697-0328
CHROME WHEELS & TIRES,
P265/70/17, very nice, fits
GM Trucks '99-'07, $450.
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tall lights.
$300 for all, will sep,
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
arts. $150 863-528-3235
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs trans, manifold &
more. $500. 239 895-3269
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, tan, $600. Neg.
RUNNING BOARDS: Ford,
polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
SUPER SWAMPERS TSL, (4)
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
Timber Company Sell- Off! 20
acres- $39,900. Subdivision
Potential Big mountain
acreage with views. 1 mile to
Nacklaus designed golf
course. Close to Tennessee
River & recreational lake.
Creekfronts available. Excel-
lent financing. Free call
(866)685-2562, x. 1201.
WNC MOUNTAINS- Gated
community with private riv-
er and lake access. Perfect
for log cabin. Swim, fish,
hike. From $33,000.00 Call
today (800)699-1289 or
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call : -4 1 i- -'.',
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
Mobile Homes ,
Mobil Home Lots 005
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
Indiantown 1 br/1 ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ft RV/BA $475/mo. ncl, alec
2br/lba singlewide $550/mo.
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
MOBILE HOME: Our-l, 55 +
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $'6500. 2
MONTHS FREE LOT RENT.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new C Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicle/ATVs 3035
CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
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YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
POLAR 4 WHEELER- '02 Blue
w/spotlight as is $700. Ser
inq only, (863)801-3980
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Truche 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
$500 Police Impounds! Hon-
da Accord 97, $8001 Toyota
Camry 94, $5501 Nissan
Maxima 93, $750! for list-
91 Acura Integra $1,2001
Only $44 / Mo! Police Im-
pounds Available from $29 /
o! $0 down 36 months @
19% apr. For listings Call
(800)366-9813 x 9271.
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
CHEVY CAMARO- '98, New
brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, RS,
2 door, 66k, $3200
CHRYSLER SEBRING- '01,
Good condition. Needs mo-
tor. $500. or best offer.
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $800. 863-885-2166
FORD ESCORT '93- no air,
runs good, body needs work,
GRAND MARQUIS '88- 89K
orig miles, asking $500
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
MUSTANG GRANDE COUPE:
'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,
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)261-2386 or
TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
terrain. $100. 863-805-2877
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125. 863-763-7295
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
TIRES (6) Good Year, 245 /
70R's 19.5, 12 ply. G159
Unisteel. Good tread. $300
all, will sep. (863)824-0801
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
bo 700, $450
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
One man's trash Is anoth-
or man's treasure.lurn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In their classl-
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500, '98,
ext. cab, 350 V8 auto, w/tow
pkg., all power, am/fm/cd,
1st $3,000 takes it.
(863)287-1650 ask for Mike
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '90,
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
farts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
i, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs'food, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
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
FORD RANGER XLT- '01, Ext.
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.
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
FORD EXPLORER XLT- '05, 4
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner $18K. (863)357-3026
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tle. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER:
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
RAV4 1998, 4x2, Great gas
mileage. Reliable, Clean.
78K, 1 Owner, Garage kept.
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
EQUIPMENT TRAILER- 8x20,
Tri axle, pintle hitch, good
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/relnforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, wood
floor, new wheels and tires,
UTILITY TRAILER, 5x8 w/Alu-
minum Tool Box & Tilt
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON JUNE 15, 2007 AT 9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713,78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
1993 GMC02500 Vandura
1990 Che CelebNly S/W
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS' CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
213979 ON 5/30/07
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IN AND FOR OKEECHOEE COUNT,
Case No.: 2007-DR-352-
Diveion: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
bISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(Respondent'slast known address)
3252NW 1stS SLt Okeechobee FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy your t-
ten defenses, f any, to It on Norma Or-
zoco, whose address Is 3746 NW 20th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL on or before
6/22/2007 and file the original with.
the clerk of this Court at Oleechoblee
County Judicial Cepter, Court Opera-
tions 1 t FlOor 312 NW 3rd Streat,
Okeechobee;, Florlda 34972 before
servlcaon Pettiioner or Immeldately
there fter if you fall to do so, default
meay be entered against you for the r-
lief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents ih this
case, Including orders, are available at
the Clerk Of the Clircut Courts office:
You may review these documents
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office notified of your current
address. (You may ile Notice of Curt-
rent Addres, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
iture papers.In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
WARNING: Rule 12,285, Flodda Family
Law Rules of Pnrocdre, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, icld-
ing disamlssai or stirng of pleadings,
Dated: 5 -2-2007
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
2133 ON W3,30;0,1s307
TIHE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HREB IVEN that the Board of County Commisainners of Okeechobee
Couty,Florida, wilt hold a pubic hearing on Jne 12, 2007 at 9:00 OClock
A the Okeechobee County Court House, County Commission Chambers lo-
cate at304 N.W. 2nd Street, Oeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving
comments and soggesions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordli-
nance. The title of sad proposed Ordinance Is:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE III OF ORDINANCE 96-01 THE OKEECHO-
SEE COUNTY CODE, SECTION 62-75 TO EXTEND THE FOUR (4) CENT GAS TAX
AND THE TWO-CENT LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2017;
FURTHER AMENDING SECTION 62-79 TO EXTEND THE ONE-CENT LOCAL OP-
TION GAS TAX UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2017, AS PERMITTED BY SECTIONS
33.02 (a(a AND 33,.021(6), FLuRIDA STATUTES PROVIDING FOR SEV-
E I HIDING FOR FICTION AND PRO ING FOR AN EFFEC-
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Oeechobe. Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:60'P.M., beginning on May 30, 2007.
If any person decidestoappeala sion made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure tht a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon winch the appeal Is based.
S. y R.Domer, Chairman
,BO. 80ARDO OFCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Shaon Robertson Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
READING A NEWSPAPER...
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2006- CA 296
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 4i
BFSPE, LLC, a Delaware,
Limited Liability Company,
HAWKS, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company, DAVE HALL,
MIXON LAND SURVEYING, INC.,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclotufe dated M ayi021007, and entered In Case NO: 06-CA-1238 of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for Lake County, Florida Wherein BFSPE, tLC Is the Plaintiff and HAWKS, LLC, and DAVE HALL are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash In the Lobby of the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 25th day of June, 2007, the tol-
lowing described property asset forth in said Order of final Judgment, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 east Okeechobee County,Florida. Being More particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, A distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence S 06-34-26 W, distance of 65.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 06-34-26 W, a dis-
tance of 188.66 feet; Thence N 66-35-23 E, a distance of 432.91 feet Thence N 56-35-44 E, a.distance of 144.17 feet; Thence N 33-41-17 E, a distance of 166.80 feet;
Thence N 63-19-141W, a distance of 188.75 feet to the Intersection with the dr of a curve, said cure being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of301.19 feet, a
central angle of 38 degrees, 45 minutes, 49 seconds, a chord bearing of S 46-03-41 W and a chord distance of 199.91 feet; Thence Sothwestrly along the arc o said
curve, a distance of 203.77 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-26-35 W, a distance of 212.14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
25.90 feet and a central angleof 48 degrees, 11 .minute, 23 seconds; Thence Southwestedy along the arc of said curve, a distanceof 21.03 feetto the point of reverse curva-
ture of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 65.00 feat and a central angle Of 79 degrees, 19 minutes, 14 seconds; Thence Southedry and Westerly along the arc of
said curve, a distance of 89.99 feetto the point of beginning. Coritainin 2.64Sacres, more or less.
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a dillance of 245.90 feet Thence S 23-45-41W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of
-35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 22-17-31 W, A distance of 190.92 feet; Thence S 66-21-00 E, a distance of 973.53 feet to the beginning of a curve
to the left, said curve having a radius of 318.00 feet and a central angle of 47degrees; 57 minutes, 40 seconds; Thence Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of
266.19 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 65-41-19 E, a distance of 414.14 feel to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 262.00 feet and a
central angle of 23 degrees, 20 minutes, 33seconds; Thence Eastedrly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 106.74 feetto the end of said curve; Thence N 89-01-53 E, a
distance of67.38 feet Thence N 01-06-36 W, distance of 196.13 feet '
Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 52.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to he left, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet and a central anle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes,
52 seconds; Thence Westerly and Southerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 116.31 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-33-30 W, a distance of 353.69 feet to
the beginning of a curve to the dight, said curve having a radiuas of 426.82 feet and a ceral angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Westery and Northerdy
along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.08 feet to the end of said curve; Thlece N 664-4-19 W, a distance of 859.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 7.780
acres, more or less. ".
A Parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particular described asfollows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E og the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicular to
the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left said curve having a radius of 266.19
feet and central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeastey along the ac of said curve; a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a dance of 1105.25 fee tothe bgeennng of a curve to the left, said curve having a radios of 391.82 feet and a
central angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 1Ti seconds; Tence Southedy Eaten along he arc of said cu4ve, a distance of 329.64 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
65-33-30 a distance of 353.69 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, sad cure having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes, 52 sec-
nds; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the arsec said curve, a distance of 131.67 feet to the end of said cuve; Thence S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 53.23 feet Thence
continue S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 19.05 feet Thence S 00-42-22 W, ep oeecul e to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this de-
scription; Thence S 01-06-36 E, a distance of 198.75 feet Thence N 89-5-1 E, a distance of 284.27 feet. Thence N 89-46-02 E, a distance of 585.26 feet Thence N
13-48-15 W, a distance of 197.93 feet; Thence N 89-57-14 W, a distance of 501.33 feet Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 324.84 feet to the point of beginning. Contain-
ng 3.783 acres, more orless.
A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left said curve having a radius of 300.0feet and a central angle of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve, a distance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 00-27-54 W, radial to aoresad curve, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of begin-
ning; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 536.81 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.05 feet Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 80.18 feet Thence N
88-37-05 W, a distance of 173.03 feet Thence S 14-08-31 E, a distance of 196.09 feet Thence S 88-25-02 E a distance of 144.78 feet; Thence N 83-36-04 E, a distance
of 95.10 feet; Thence S 88-09-08 E, a distance of 78.52 feet Thence S 72-20-53 E a distance of 86.24 feet Tence S 84-05-05 E, a distance of 95.02 feet Thence S
89-59-59 E, a distance of 539.59 feet Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 18.13 feet to the intersection with the arc of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having
radius of 265.00 feet, a central angle of 12 degrees, 40 minutes, 05 seconds, a chord bearing of N 83-12-04 W and a chord distance of 58.47 feet Thence Westerly along the
arcof saidcurve, a distanceof 58.59 feettothe pointof begnlg. Containing 4.685 acres, more or less..
A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee Conaty, FloRida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E alonghe East le of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet Thence N 67-34-03 W,a distance
of 696.76 feet Thence S 22-25-57 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence S 67-34-03 E, a distance of 117.55
feet Thence S 23-11-37 W, a distance of 179.53 feet Thence N 67-26-20 W, a distance of 105.39 feet Thence N 12-2-03 E, a distance of 181.26 feet the intersection
with the arc of.a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet a central angle of 04 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds, a chord bearing of S
703-04 E and a chord distance of 22.97 feet Thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 22.97 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.506 acres,
A parcel of land lying in Sections 3 and 4, Township 36 South,Range 35 East Okeechobee Couty; Rolda. Being more p cularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E the East line of saSection 4,a distance of 1787.16feet Thence S 59-03-0 W, a distance
of 95.31 feet Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course, astace of 35.00feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, passing out of
said Section 4 and into said Section 3, a distance of 141.1 feat; Thence S 59-03-0 W, perpendicular to the pcding course, and passing out of said Section 3 and back
into said Section 4, a distance of 51.31 feet Thence N 89-27-14W, a distance of 182.99 feet Thence N 00-4-42 W, a distance of 109.19 feet Thence N 89-20-19 E, a
distance of 49.88 feetto the beginning of a cure to the left, said curve hang a radius of 97.00 feet and a central angle of 30 degrees, 17 minutes, 19 seconds; Ttience North-
easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 51.28 feet Thence N 59-030 E, a distance of 4342 feet to the poh of beginning. Containing 0.500 acres, more or less.
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Townslp36 South, Range 35 East Oeechbee o uny Florida. Being morepariculay described asfolows:
Commence at the Southeast cb of said Section 4, Thence 00-50-4 E ast line of said Secton 4,a distance of 133.27 feet Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a cure to the left, said curve haing a radius of 300.0 feet and a central angle of 21 dgres,58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve, distance of 115.02 feettotheend of said turve; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 535.51 feet Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.16
feet Thence N 89-53-30W, a distance of 81.19 feet ThenceN 88-37-05 W, a distanceof 195.00 feet Thene S 89-57-14W.,a distance of283.53 feet Thence N 00-10-46
W, a distance of 408.90 feet Thence S 89-49-14 W. perpendicular to thepreceding course, a'distance of 20.00 feet Thence N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the
point of beginning of this descrption; Thence continued N 47-40-51 W, a ifanceof 192.64 feet Thence N59-42-41 E, distance of 48.45 feet Thence N77-22-19 E, a dis-
ince of79.73 feet Thence N 88-08-26 E; distance of 18oofeet.ThendS 79-59-12 E, a distance of 71.49feet.ThencS55-53-12E,adistanceof47.04feet Thence
S 50-35-07 W, a distance of 213.94 feet to the intersctiorwiththe s ar of'a non-anent curve, aid curv being concave to the South, having a radius of 65.00 feet, a central
angle of 98 degrees, 15 minutes, 58 seconds, a chord bearing Of N 88-32-52 Wnda chord distance of 9831 feet Tenc Northerly, Westerly and Southerly along the arc of
saidcurve,adistance of111.48feettothepointofbeglinrng. Contining 1.037 acres, nore or less.
A parcel ofland lying in Section4, Townshp 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida.Being more particulady described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4 Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet Thence S 89-08-05 E, pepen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thonc N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58mintes. 23 seconds Thence Northeasterly along the ar of said curve, distance of 199.65 feet to the end o said curv
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet Thence N 6-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 315.61
feet and a central angle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes 57 seconds; Then Westerly and Northery along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feetto the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feetto the beginning of a curve to the ht, said curve hving a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees, 36 min-
utes, 55 seconds; Thence Northey and Eastey al the arc of said curve, a distance 418,36 feetto the end of said curve; Thence N 89-33-34 E, a distance of 500.17
feet Thence N 00-26-26 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, adistanceof 3500 feetforthe point of beginning ofthis description Thence N 01-33-50W, a distance of
186.04feet ThenceN 89-23-10 E, a distanceof 350.88 feet ITh eS 01-11-06E, a distance of 187.08 feet Thence S 89-33-34 W, a distance of 349.67 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 1,500 acres,moreorles s. ,
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 36 Eat, Oieechobee County, loida o B nore partitlany described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4,Thence N 00-51-5 E aong the West ire ofsaid Secion 4.a distance of 312.75 feet Thence S 89-08-5 E, perpendicu-
lar to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Themce N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radiusof
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds Thence Nrth ey among the arc of said curve, distance of 199.65 feettothe endof said curve;
ThenceN22-28-12E,adistaceof 241.79 feet Thenr-6614-19W,adsanceolf 3.11feet tothebeginng of a curvetotherightsaidcurvehavingaradiusof315.61
feet and a central angle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Tnhence and ar of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feet to the beg ng of a cveto e right saidcurve hing a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 15 degrees, 24 mm-
utes, 07 seconds; Thence Norteast along the arc of said curve, a distance of 71.11 feet Thence N 7539-17 W along a line radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00
feet for the point of beginingof this dscripton; Thence continue N 75-39-17 W, a distance odistanceof7587 feet Thece N 19-59-32E,aditance of 81.98 feet Thence
29-28-18E, distance of 81.98 feet ThenceN 67-0-56 E, a distance of 200.34feel TheceS'31-05-57E, adistanceof 102.72feet tothe intaersecn,
A parcel of land lying Section 3, Townsp 36 South, Range 35 east echoee e County, Roda. Being ds ed folws
Commence atthe Southwest omerof said Section TheceN0.04 E aongreWestline ofsaid Se adianceof 1787.16 feet Thence N 59-03-00 E, adis-
tance of 59.0 eet Thence S 30-57-0 E, pependlcuar to re e course, a distance o 35.00 feet for then point of be hence continue S 30-57-O0 E, a dis-
lance of 141.15 feet ThenceN 5903-40E, pepecar to theprecding corse, a distance f53.25 feet Thence N 89-19-34E, a ditance of 296.55 feet ThenceN
01-01-52 W, a distance of 117.39 feet Tenc S 8915-1 W adistance of 368.23 feetto the beginning of a curve totheleft, said cve having a radius of 2700 feet and a
central angle of 30 degrees, 12 minutes, 10 seconds Thence Southwestely along the arc of said curve, a distanceof 14.23 feet to the end of sad crve; Thence S 59-0340
W, a distance of 36.08 feet to the point of beginning; Coining 1.000 acres, more or less. With the arc of a non-tangent curve (radal line through said intersection bears N
31-05-57 W), said curve being concave to the Southeast having a radius of 299.53 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees, 33 minutes, 20 seconds; Thence Westerly and
Southey along the a ofsaid crve, a distance of232.92feetto thepointofbeginnig. Containing1.008 acres,moreorles.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, :F ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Rloridaths 10th day of May, 2007.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechoee County, Florida
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18 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Memorial Day I
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The American Legion Post 64 held the annual Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans' Park where the flags of all the vari-
ous armed forces were flying high in honor of the freedom they provide to the citizens of the United States of America.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
A crowd of military veterans and patriotic citizens gathered under the shade of the oak trees in Veterans' Park on Mon-
day, May 28 to view the annual Memorial Day ceremony held in the park.
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Doug Sturdivent, commander of Veterans' of Foreign Wars
Post 10539 played "Taps" on his bugle to honor fallen veter-
ans during the Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans' Park on
Monday, May 28.
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Honor Guard (in no particular order) Bruce Enders, Don Freas, Dallas Creech, Harold Wells, and Richard Cross per-
formed the salute to all our departed veterans led by commander John Munger (not pictured). Doug Sturdivent (left)
commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10539 performed "Taps" following the salute.
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Citizens of Okeechobee showed their support at the American Legion Post 64's Memorial Day service held to honor
members of the armed forces on Monday, May 28, in Veterans' Park.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Eleanor Milke was appropriately dressed in an American flag
shirt at the Memorial Day ceremony held Monday, May 28 at
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Everyone memorialized the flag and its meaning at the American Legion Post 64's Memorial Day service on Monday, May
28, in Veterans' Park where the New Ground Quartet sang the "National Anthem." The "Pledge of Allegiance" was given
by (left to right) Wayne Fortenberry followed by the invocation by Chaplain Post 64 Marjorie Fortenberry, guest speaker
Paul Buxton and the singing of the "National Anthem" by New Ground's Gerald Turner, Bryan Sherman, Randy Whipple
and Rickey Smith.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
You can't get more patriotic than this shirt with an eagle and
an American flag worn by Jimmy Hortman at the Memorial
Day ceremony held at Veterans' Park, Monday, May 28.