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Vol. 98 No. 155 Monday, June 4, 2007 50t Plus tax


Briefs
New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand water-
ing.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted
to irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-
4200; or, by going to the South
Florida Water Management
website at www.sfwmd.gov.
Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will
be closed to navigation due to
low water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) lock will remain
closed until water levels have
returned to safe operating lev-
els.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bottom
of the lock chamber to
become a navigation hazard.
Also, the lakeward approach
to the navigation lock has
become shallow enough that
boaters may have difficulty
navigating safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed throughout
the region based on impact to
the resource and they vary
from one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 422
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

9.01 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . . . .8-9
Comics ........ ....7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .8
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............ 5
TV ............... 9
Weather ........... 2

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Bike Rally: Winners proudly display trophies


Okeechobee News/Connie Hawes
Larry Ober was a winner in the standard classic design bike contest held at the Memo-
rial Day Bike rally held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on Saturday and
Sunday May 26 and 27.


Dennis Rutherford displays the trophy he won in the bike contest held at the Memorial
Day Bike Rally held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on Saturday and Sun-
day May 26 and 27.


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Special needs


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is very limited


The purpose of the Special
Needs Shelter is to provide a
safe refuge to persons with spe-
cial medical needs.
The Okeechobee County
Special Needs Shelter is limited
in its ability to provide all levels
of care.-A shelter is indeed a
refuge of last resort.
If an individual with special
medical needs, has the oppor-
tunity to shelter with friends or
family in a location that can
safely meet their needs, that
choice would be preferable to a
public shelter.
SHELTER LOCATION: The
Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave., is designated as the coun-
ty's Special Needs Shelter. It


has the availability of 50 cots
with a capacity for approxi-
mately 150 special needs resi-
dents. There is also a generator
that can provide electrical sup-
port for medical equipment for
approximately 135 shelter resi-
dents, as well as sustaining the
normal operations of the build-
ing such as A/C and lights.
SHELTER REGISTRATION:
Patients will need to be regis-
tered or reregistered each year
beginning in March, using the
Special Needs Shelter Request
Form. All,. patient forms,
whether re-registering or regis-
tering for the first time, should
be submitted, as soon as possi-
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Coalition offers summer program
S" The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of
S" 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write
skits and learn to give presentations. The program will run for six
S- weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two sites from
which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community
Center. For information and an application, call Val Marone at (863)
-' 462-0040.


o Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pageant
will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High
.- School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the Okee-
S" -" chobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to purchase needed
0 ^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
ShIlte notified of the outcome of their Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue during business
She iter request. hours at (863) 763-5544.
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ble after March. Registration
forms are available at the health
department.
The confusion created by
those who wait until the threat of
a disaster to register should be
avoided.
Completed forms: are to be
submitted by mail to The Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment. Special Needs Shelter, PO
Box 1879. Okeechobee. Fl.,
34973; or, by fax to (863) 462-
5219. Registration forms will be
reviewed by the Health Depart-
ment to determine if the needs of
the applicant can be met safely
within the capabilities of available
resources, All applicants will be


UnHER. INFruMATIvIUOIN: Spe-
cial needs individuals will be
accommodated on simple low to
the floor (approximately 10"
high) cots (if available) and must
be able to ambulate to the rest-
rooms patients in wheelchairs
must be able to assist with trans-
fer to use restroom facilities.
One person should accompa-
ny each patient as a careqiver.
The caregiver is expected to pro-
vide all of the care the special
needs patient requires. If the care-
giver also qualifies as special
needs, a separate Registration
Request should be filled out.
In the event that all cots at the
shelter are occupied by registered
special needs individuals, a cot
may not be available for the care-
giver.


Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W 32nd St., will be offering Vaca-
tion 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 Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31
and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three
photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the summer
and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s. The wind
will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 60s. The
wind will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday:. Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s. The wind
will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 60s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s with a 30 per-
cent chance of rain.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms with the low in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.


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News Briefs

Disaster preparation workshop scheduled
OKEECHOBEE FHREDI (Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc.) is
inviting area business owners to attend a Disaster Preparedness
Workshop on Wednesday, June 6, at the South Florida Water Man-
agement Okeechobee Service Center, 2005 N. Parrott Ave., Suite
201, in the Bank of America Building.
The workshop is facilitated by Florida Atlantic Small Business
Development Center.
Using lessons learned from Hurricane Frances in 2004, this is
expected to be an informative workshop. The workshop begins at
noon and lunch is provided.
For information on the Disaster Preparedness Workshop and
how individuals, groups and businesses can be involved contact
FHREDI Executive Director Lynn Topel at (863) 385-4900; or, by e-
mail at Itopel-fhredi@heartland-workforce.org.

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

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 instruc-
tion will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
required.
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

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.


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Royal Poincianas are flamboyant, beautiful trees


By Dan Culbert
Extension Agent Ill,
Environmental Horticulture
Many would like nothing better
than to lie in a hammock under
the shade of a tropical tree and
enjoy a good book or a favorite
beverage. In our area, one of the
tropical trees that might provide a
suitable canopy is the Royal Poin-
ciana. Recently the spreading
branches have erupted with fern-
like foliage and begun to show
their brilliant orange-red flowers.
This large tropical tree is
appearing with more frequency in
our area. The Royal Poinciana is
claimed to be among the most
beautiful trees in the world. It was
named in honor of the first French
governor of St. Kitts, Monsieur de
Poincy.
Other commonly used names
for this beauty are the Flamboyant
or Flame tree, and one look at its
brilliant summer appearance
ought to convince anyone where
this name comes from. Botanists
call it Delonix regia, which refers
to the long clawed petals of this
"royal" tree.
This many-branched, broadly
spreading deciduous tree is best
suited to frost-free Florida Yards.
Its brilliant display of red-orange
blooms fires up from May through
July.
Individual flowers up to four
inches across have five petals in
each flower; one is marked with
lighter white and yellow stripes.
Flower shades range from deep
scarlet to brick orange there
are even yellow-flowered forms
(var. flavida). The flowers grow
from the ends of each branch, and


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one tree can bloom for more than
a month.
Poinciana flowers give rise to
large bean-pod fruit. These pods
look like the old-fashioned razor
strops seen in the barbershop, 18
inches long and two inches wide.
They hang on the tree throughout
the winter, and will fall on the
ground in spring. Falling woody
pods may be a litter nuisance, one
of the problems with this tree in
the landscape.
Seeds can be used to grow
more Poincianas. They are an inch
long and are gray brown in color.
Because the seed covering is very
hard, it takes a long time for the
seed to get started. A method that
I have used is to carefully look at
the seed to locate the embryo end
- look for a small spot at the tip
- the seed scar. Using a pair of
pliers, carefully break off the
smallest possible piece of the
opposite end. This helps the seeds
to absorb moisture and start ger-
mination.
Poincianas in
Florida Yards
Fine, soft, delicate leaflets give
dappled shade during the remain-
der of the growing season. This
makes it a favorite shade tree in
large, open areas. The foliage is
"bipinnately compound," which
means the leaf is divided twice
into several hundred one-half-


inch long sub-leaflets. So, one leaf
measures 18 by 6 inches in size
but has a ferny appearance.
UF Horticulture professor Dr.
Bijan Dehgan reports that the fall-
en leaves may produce a sort of
natural turf herbicide. In my expe-
rience, Poincianas can shade turf
enough to reduce its growth
under trees.
The Royal Poinciana is fast
growing and can get quite large.
They will be broader than tall,
reaching to 40 feet high and 60
feet wide. Give it plenty of room,
about 10 feet from away from
sidewalks and driveways to avoid
damaging paving and avoid the lit-
ter from fallen branches and pods.
Locally, Poinciana trees have
reached 30 feet tall in 6 or 7 years,
and have begun to bloom.
Despite global warming, do
consider cold hardiness of the
Royal Poinciana. References that
say they can grow in USDA Hardi-
ness Zone 9b, while others say
Zone 10. My advice is to try a Poin-
ciana if you have the room, and
are willing to do the cleanup.
Another downside of the Poin-
ciana is that the limbs are suscep-
tible to breakage. They are soft
wooded and can take a beating
from hurricanes. Early pruning
encourages branches and will
compensate for the weak wood.
Prune major limbs to no larger
than half the diameter of the
trunk. A Poinciana in my yard lost
a number of side branches in 2004
and 2005, but was blooming
again last year. This year it is back
in full color.
This tree is not invasive it is
spread by planting, not by wind or
wildlife. There are no significant


Children's Services scholarship
Seven Okeechobee High School seniors received scholarships from the Children's Ser-
vices of Okeechobee County at the O.H.S. scholarship presentations held on May 17.
They were (front row, left to right) Jessica Bradley and Morgan Richey; (middle row, left
to right) Kelci Breaux, Rubi Prieto, Candace Jaquith and Carlyn Schaefer; (back row, left
to right) Cathleen Blair of Children's Services, Cory York and India Riedel, Okeechobee
County School Board member.


Obituaries


Wanda Rose Crowell
Wanda Rose Crowell, age 84,
Died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital.
SMrs. Crowell was born Feb. 26,
1923, to Harvick and Rachel (Gar-
rison) Stein. Her stepfather was
Adolph Francis. She was born in
St. James, Ill., a graduate of
Brownstown, High School. Mrs.
Crowell spent 30 months in U.S.
Waves during WWII stationed in
Washington D.C. as a Cryptana-
lyst.
She married Rev. Ralph Crow-
ell Dec. 12, 1946, in Dundalk, Md.
She and her husband served Free
Methodist Churches in central Illi-
nois from 1948 until 1977. They
owned and operated the R&W
Religious Book Center in Normal,
Ill., from 1970 until 1990. For 21
years, she was employed by Sears
Roebuck Store in Bloomington,


An Okeechobee resident since
2001 coming from Normal, Ill.,
she was a member of the Okee-
chobee Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, with
ancestors in her family dating
back to the signers of the Mecklin-
burg Treaty.
She was preceded in death by:
four brothers; two sisters; and,
her parents.
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Rev. Ralph Crowell of
Okeechobee; son, Ronald
(Cathy) Crowell of Olathe, Kan.;
daughter, Kathy (L.W.) Smith of
Okeechobee; five grandchildren,
Jill (Dan) Glover of Olathe, Kan.,
Wendy Johnson, Lawrence Wm.
Smith, Kent Smith and Sonya
Smith, all of Okeechobee; three
great grandchildren, Kyleah, Kien-
na and Kiergan Johnson, all of


Stuart; brother, Charles (Marilyn)
Francis of Vandalia, Ill.; two sis-
ters, Mary Helen Dotray of Van
Buren, Ark., and Betty Schaub of
Vandalia, Ill.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8
p.m., on Monday, June 4, 2007, at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at
2 p.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2007,
at Basinger Cemetery.
A celebration of Life Memorial
Service will be held Tuesday, June
5, 2007, at 7 p.m., at His House of
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th Street,
Okeechobee, Fla.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
nerahome.com
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.


pests or diseases of major con-
cern, although some recent cater-
pillar infestations have been
reported in Southwest Florida.
And I have seen trunk girdling -
from nylon string weed whackers.

Where's Our
Prettiest Poinciana?
A few years ago, volunteers
started Royal Poinciana festivals in
West Palm Beach and Miami.
They sold seedlings, crowned
Poinciana Princesses and had a
contest to recognize the prettiest
Poinciana in town. (They also
helped get a Royal Poinciana on a
U.S. Postage stamp in 1999. If you
have seen an especially attractive
Poinciana growing in our area,
please let me know where they
are growing. I'll offer a list for
those that are interested in seeing
these flamboyant tropical trees.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee Extension
webpage,


ATholight TIlO
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Just about every day we hear
someone ask: "What is this gen-
eration coming to?" The ques-
tion that should be asked is:
"How did we get here?"
There are a
y hiudred dif-
ferent places
that could be
blamed, but
don't overlook
the home.
Happy is
the man who
believes that
the training
By Paul of his children
Buxton in the way of
truth and
righteousness will secure for his
nation the stability that is so
needed in this modern day. The
Puritans and Pilgrims built a
nation centered about the family,
and no matter what may be said
about the blue laws of New
England, America has not suf-
fered by them. It is the laxness of
all law that is filling our reforma-
tories and prisons with law-
breakers scarcely out of their
teens.
Maybe we should take a long
look at "old-fashioned" tactics in
our "modern" world.
Thought to Remember:
"One seldom rises above the
leadership."



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Community Events'

Special summer camp is planned,
Communities In Schools and the Okeechobee County Sheriff
Office have 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 will be held Monday, June 4, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. at the CIS/PAL office located at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.


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-
3442.
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
i board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-
1977.

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.

Storm preparedness lecture set for June 9
VFW Post #9528 Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will host a
hurricane preparedness lecture on Saturday, June 9, from noon
until 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be: Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May; Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon; Okeechobee County
Emergency Management Director Gene O'Neil; Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins; Angie Snow Glades Coun-
ty Emergency Management team; and, Stan Flemming, from the
BHR Fire Department. This lecture is free to members and guests.




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Guest Commentary


Judiciary unsympathetic to women's health


By Sylvia A. Law
Whatever happens in the 2008
elections, the federal judiciary will
be a lasting legacy of George W.
Bush.
While the implications of his
nominees to the federal bench
are still being watched, Bush's
judiciary changes will not be lim-
ited to the Supreme Court or sim-
ply abortion. On March 15, a
divided panel of the Eighth Circuit
Court of Appeals held that Title's
VIl's prohibition against gender
discrimination does not protect
women's access to contracep-
tion.
Is it sex discrimination if a
company provides coverage for
the most common prescription
drugs, but excludes prescriptions
women need to prevent pregnan-
cy? In the 1990s, coverage of birth
control through insurance plans
was spotty some plans failed
to cover any contraceptives under
the guise of not paying for "pre-
ventive care." Other insurers treat-
ed birth control as medically
unnecessary "cosmetic," like skin
cream.
So, women began to chal-
lenge the contraception exclu-
sions with solid evidence.
Without contraception the
average women is likely to
become pregnant 12 to 15 times
over the course of her life. In any
given year, 85 out of 100 sexually-
active women of childbearing age


will become pregnant if they
don't use contraception. Child
birth, after all, typically costs
insurers more than birth control
pills.
In response in 2000, the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC), interpreting
federal anti-discrimination law,
found the exclusion of prescrip-
tion contraception from other-
wise comprehensive coverage for
prescription drugs to be an act of
sex discrimination. Since 2001,
several lower federal courts have
reached the same conclusion.
Thanks to these legal victories
and passage of contraception
coverage laws in the states, many
employers now cover the costs of
contraception, recognizing that
the old practice of excluding it
from health plans is both discrimi-
natory and fiscally irrational.
Now the Eighth Circuit revers-
es this tremendous progress for
women. Judge Raymond Gruen-
der, a recent Bush appointee,
used remarkably weak reasoning
his decision, writing that: "Contra-
ception is not related to pregnan-
cy... and is gender-neutral."
What this means is employers
can take away benefits for birth
control, even if they cover all
other preventive care and
Rogaine and Viagra for men.
Women have historically been
routinely marginalized based on
stereotypes they would "just get
pregnant and leave the work-


force" and the like. It was Ruth
Bader Ginsburg who 35 years
ago was our leading women's
rights lawyer who asked the
Supreme Court to consider the
claims of competent women,
including an accomplished Air
Force pilot, who were forced to
leave their jobs because they
were pregnant.
When the Court finally spoke
to the issue of pregnancy and gen-
der equality, it was in the context
of health and disability benefits. In
1974 a divided Supreme Court
held that denying medical and
disability insurance for medical
problems related to pregnancy
was not a form of sex discrimina-
tion prohibited by the Equal Pro-
tection Clause.
Two years later, a divided Court
similarly held an employer's oth-
erwise comprehensive insurance
program that excluded pregnan-
cy-related disabilities from cover-
age was not sex discrimination
prohibited by Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964. In upholding
these exclusions, the Court said,
"the program divides potential
recipients into two groups -
pregnant women and non-preg-
nant persons."
Americans were not fooled by
the Supreme Court's thinly veiled
assertion that pregnancy has
nothing to do with gender. Thou-
sands petitioned Congress to
overturn the reasoning and result
of these Court decisions. In


response, Congress adopted the
1978 Pregnancy Discrimination
Act, which recognizes a woman's
capacity for pregnancy is a defin-
ing element of sex. Employers
can no longer use pregnancy as a
basis for discriminating against
female workers.
The Eighth Circuit both
ignores and repeats history. Then
and now, the courts held that the
health plans before them "treat
men and women the same,"
ignoring the biological reality that
only women get pregnant.
Then and now, dissenting
judges urged their brethren to
interpret the law to recognize the
capacity for pregnancy as a defin-
ing element of gender. Then and
now, the dissenters were outvot-
ed by slim margins.
It has become apparent that
the Bush judiciary will not be
sympathetic to civil rights or
women's health. Fortunately,
courts are not the final arbiters of
social policy. An overwhelming
majority of Americans understand
contraception is essential to
women's health and believe
health insurance should cover it.
If we can no longer count on
the courts to protect basic rights
and liberties then we must call on
Congress to reverse the Eighth
Circuit decision.

Editor's Note: Sylvia A. Law is
a professor at New York Universi-
ty Law School.


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture It on film. Class Is basic through extensive.
Registration Is $20 and each class Is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
Information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is Invited
to participate with vocal and/or Instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It 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.
Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet 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.
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For Information, call (863) 763-5996.
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 Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For Information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is Invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.


Community Events

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
(863) 763-6928.

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Monday,
June 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. There is always something for the beginner as well as
the more experienced. Visitors are always welcome. For informa-
tion, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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 beheld at the CIS/PAL office located at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863)
462-5863.

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 St., June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin
each session. There will be adult classes as well as three children's
classes for ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Child-
care is available for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863)
763-4021.

OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource 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 out-
reach/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 pub-
lic. For information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext.
273.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Everyone is welcome
and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members from
Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged to attend
and assist in developing the countywide prevention plan. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W 28th
St., in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open to
the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interest-
ed in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies
in Okeechobee. For information, call executive director Kay Begin
at (863) 462-5877.

Learning coalition sets meeting date
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will hold an Okeechobee County provider/advisory
council meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at noon at Okeechobee
One Stop Career Center, 207-209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.

Wildlife center plans fundraiser
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual sum-
mer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including panthers,
bobcats and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of the half-
acre butterfly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Admis-
sion is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will
be admitted free. The center is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace.
For directions, go to www.arnoldswildlife.org; or, call (863) 763-
4630.


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Sports Briefs

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

Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
join.

Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave


Tennis coach
offers lessons
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school coach,
is offering five weeks of recre-
ational tennis lessons at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday, starting on Mon-
day, June 4, and ending on Friday,
July 6. Each student will have
three lessons a week for five
weeks.
The cost will be $40 per stu-
dent. Classes will be determined
by the grade the student will be in
this fall. Private lessons are also
available during the summer at a
cost of $90 for six, one-hour les-
sons.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.


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industry, was the biBudllNeas
summer of 1976. That summer
and the next were spent
installing ductwork into new
homes being built by Hubert
Harden, in the Oak Park subdi-
vision.
Some 30 years later, and thou-
sands of installations later, Bud
and his crew of dedicated folks
are still at it. This column will
give the people of Okeechobee
an opportunity to fax in or e-
mail any questions or concerns
you may have with your air con-
ditioning. If we use your ques-
tion in our article, We will give
you a FREE diagnostics visit
and a written report detailing the
solution(s) to your problem.
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Okeechobee forms first


Community Advisory Council


New Horizons is pleased to
announce that a group of caring
citizens in Okeechobee has
formed the organization's first
community advisory council. Ida
Clemons, a New Horizons Board
Member is the energetic force
behind the group. She recruited
friends, family and community


leaders to help raise the aware-
ness of the services New Hori-
zons provides to the men,
women and children in Okee-
chobee.
New Horizons is in the early
stages of a capital campaign to
construct a children's crisis unit
that will serve kids in four coun-


Grad-Night Donation
Seacoast National Bank made a donation to Matt Buxton,
chief coordinator for the 2007 Grad-Night. Seacoast
sponsored the event with a check and "koozie" cup hold-
ers. Matt Buxton uses the koozie cups for the "hidden
money" game. Presenting the donation is Teresa Chan-
dler, regional sales & marketing manager, Seacoast and
Matt Buxton, chief coordinator for OHS Grad-Night/Bux-
ton Funeral Home.

Edward Jones hosts

broadcast presentation


Edward Jones financial advisor
Sharon Ming of Okeechobee is
hosting a free broadcast presenta-
tion titled "How your personality
can affect your portfolio's per-
formance" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
June 12, at Edward Jones, 107
S.W. 17th St., Ste. J.
Participants can learn how
their behaviors may influence the
overall performance of their
investments-and how this can
potentially help them avoid mis-
takes.
The broadcast features-
Edward Jones and special guest
and investor behavior expert Ter-
rance Odean, of the Haas School
of Business at the University of
California, Berkeley.
This interactive event is pre-
sented at select Edward Jones
branch offices nationwide via the
firm's private video network.
To reserve a seat or for more
information about the Tuesday,
June 12, program, call Becky at
(863) 357-4724.
Edward Jones provides finan-
cial services for individual


investors in the United States and,
through its affiliates, in Canada
and the United Kingdom:. Every
aspect of the firm's business,
from the types of investment
options offered to the location of
branch offices, is designed to
cater to individual investors in the
communities in which they live
and work. The firm's 10,000-plus
financial advisors work directly
with more than 7 million clients to
understand their personal goals-
from college savings to retire-
ment-and create long-term
investment strategies that empha-
size a well-balanced portfolio and
a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward
Jones embraces the importance
of building long-term, face-to-
face relationships with clients,
helping them to understand and
make sense of the investment
options available today.
Edward Jones is headquar-
tered in St. Louis. The Edward
Jones interactive Web site is locat-
ed at www.edwardjones.com,
and its recruiting Web site is
www.careers.edwardjones.com.


ties. Members of the Okeechobee
Advisory Council, along with
,, ,, .. .n.ii advisory councils in
St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River
Counties, will assist New Hori-
zons in raising funds for the chil-
dren's crisis unit capital cam-
paign.
"We are thrilled that this won-
derful group of people in Okee-
chobee has stepped forward to
help New Horizons," said Pat
Daum, director of fund develop-
ment. "We look forward to work-
ing with them in the coming
months to make the vision of the
children's crisis unit a reality."
Advisory committee members
include Connie Abney, Debbie
Clemons, Marie Culbreth, Reda
Larson, Laura Murray, Joanna
Norris and Marvin Wherrell.
Individuals interested in serv-
ing on the community advisory
council are encouraged to call Pat
Daum at (772) 468-4076 or e-mail
pdaum@nhtcinc.org.


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The following movies are now
showing at the-Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 1,
through Thursday, June 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean 3" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 p.m. only. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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Start a new career in the much needed field of

Hospitality Assistant course/training atOkeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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BUFFET ATTENDANT- Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyear round
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15, 2007
$9.00perhour
SERVERS- clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exo. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people skills &
experience in restaurants a must. $30-$35k based on exp.
GENERAL MANAGERS- Train in Okeechobee for relocation.
Immediate openings available. $40kplus benefits to start.


G LADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

IT Director
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified indi-
vidual to take charge of it IT operations. This position
will report to the Manager of Engineering and will be
located in Moore Haven, FL. The successful candidate
must have certifications and experience dealing with
Information Systems and Communications Systems.
Salary is commensurate with experience. GEC offers
an excellent benefits package. Employee Applications
may be obtained at any GEC Office. Resumes may be
e-mailed to vbradlev(gladesec.com or faxed to
(863) 946-6266. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 6415
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
oeols 725
To2 & Games 730
V1Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe
AIR CONDITIONER: New, for
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


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.
(863)763-1370_


CHEST FREEZER, Kenmore
5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
(863)673-0920
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
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
239-657-9090.
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., Ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
(863)357-2704
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724



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



PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.
WOOD SEALANT: Behr Plus
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep, (863)697-2032


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation qf Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3):
White, in aluminum frame.
$1000. 863-697-2434


BABY BASSINET- 4 in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
(239)243-1588 Nikki
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
condition. $75.
(863)675-0600
TODDLER BED- Wooden,
Complete. Newish, Used once.
Clean $50.
863-612-1211/360-820-8127


BRIDAL GOWN beaded,
w/veil, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
$800. (863)673-0021.
WEDDING DRESS- from Da-
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
strapless. Veil & fullness slip
incid $500. (863)946-0307
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, Size
6-8, Straight fit. $300.
(863)634-4888
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031


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



COMPUTER/PRINTER, Dell,
19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
(772)461-8822.
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
$100 (863)634-5861
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 or best offer.
(863)946-3265
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
COUCH & RECLINING CHAIR-
good shape, red/tan, $75
(863)763-3631
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
(863)610-2946,
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
DRESSER w/Match Chest of
Drawers & Mirror. Full size
bed frame. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 (937)728-1344
END TABLES (2) Glass Top.
Curved legs. $70 for both,
will sep. (863)946-3265
FURNITURE: House full! Too
much to list! $2000 for all.
863-805-2877


Immediate Openings All Shifts
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


HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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FUTON CHAIR: $50.
(863)357-7136
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
HEADBOARD & FRAME,
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress & boxspring, $35.
(863)467-2679 Iv. msg.
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
$25.863-763-3286
HUTCH & SIDE BOARD: Maple
wood. $500 negotiable.
863-357-5774
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
condition. $50.
(863)612-9831
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
(561)844-1942.
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
$10 (863)675-0031
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
239-657-9090.
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
SOFA, Sectional, Maroon,
Large w/ End recliners. 3
yrs. old. Very clean. Prefect
cond. $250 (937)728-1344
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80
(863)634-5861



GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
balls. $50. 863-675-6178


LYMAN 54 caliber Great Plains
Rifle, mint cond., all acces-
sories, A Steal! $400.
(772)460-0817
S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
(772) 461-8822.



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, old-
er Hoverround, like new
cond., $200. (863)467-4323
EXERCISE EQUIP, Treadmill,
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
(863)801-4949
WEIGHT MACHINE: Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.
(863)675-4710


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



SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
condition. $100.
(863)801-4949


LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788


GENERATOR: Honda, 11HP,
GX340 engine Master 6000
watt, 8 gal tank. Paid $1500.
$750.850-758-7103
TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding in tact. Shoe nets on
sides. No missing springs.
$100 Firm. (863)269-5263
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.
863-467-0987
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451



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
neg. 863-697-6132


PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
Iv. msg.
or stffe(6 77

AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier -
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg., solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (863)634-6601
AQUARIUM, 100 gallon with
. stand, $200 (863)228-2123
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with many
access. Like new wood
stand. $375.(302)634-2378
or after 5 at (302)357-3092
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
Frostproof
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 11/
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
CHIHUAHUA, tan, female, 7
month old. Only 31/2 Ibs.
$230. (863)675-2541
(days) Barb LaBelle area.
IMPERIAL SHITZ HU: Male,
2/2 years, black & white, has
papers, 81bs. $300 stud fee.
561-261-6651
JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
MINI DOBERMAN PINSCHER:
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
$200.239-645-9155
PIT BULL PUPPY, 3 me. old,
male w/health certificate.
$300. (863)673-2314
POODLE, Whitek 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
$450. (863)634-4549



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


POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
pedal, 8', red felt on black ta-
le, w/accessories, $700.
(863)697-1249
SCOOTERS (2): Electric, SunL,
with charger, new. $400 for
both or will separate.
863-357-3779
SPINNING REEL, by The Bass
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.
(561)214-2633



BASS SYSTEM: 2, 12" Pioneer
Speakers & Custom box w/
power acoustics LT980
amp. $600 (863)269-5263
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.
(863)634-6476


FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.
PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
(863)673-0700
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remotely!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
Mreat, good condition!!!
425. 863-634-5471
RCA XL100, 20", $50.
(863)357-3865
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
(863)227-6181
TV, 56", rear projection, Mitsu-
bishi, on rollers, HD ready,
$300.(863)357-3865


AIR COMPRESSOR, 5hp, 22
gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
(863)227-0029
AIR COMPRESSOR- 7.5 hp
with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
offer. (863)699-2971
AIR COMPRESSOR, Industrial,
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
COMPRESSOR- Campbell
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
(863)357-5754


XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.
863-673-2726


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Agriculture



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


TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,
$3800.(239)-344-6225


APPALOOSA GELDING 5
yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
BLUE ROAN STALLION- 1 1/2,
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
(863)673-0065
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
QUARTER HORSE: Bay, 8 mo.
old. $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6725 Telina
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
$1500. (772)460-0817



LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 5/2HP, 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150.850-758-7103
LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35. (863)675-8937
MANTIS TILLER: $150.
863-763-5039
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)634-1479.
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$400. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
165 Hydro, $550
(863)675-4710 or
239)290-1133
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray,'42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st& security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba,partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243



RENTAL: 2 STORE FRONTS
BHR, Office or Retail, High
traffic area. Reasonably
priced! (863)610-1120


All your rental needs
in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
Call 863-467-2100
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
OAK PARK AREA:
House for Rent. 2BR/1BA.
Central Air & Heat.
863-763-7622
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
last, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3Br/2Ba, Brick, 2 car
garage. $600. mo. + 1st.
Last & Sec. Available Now!
(772)359-7378
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058


ISeasonal


BANK REPO:32' x 80'-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694


MOBILE HOME. I,,E, 'cni
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $6500. 2
MONTHS FREE LOT RENT.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600


BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
i Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


lGeneral Contr


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OKEECHOBEE, 3br/2ba, $850,
2br/2ba, furnished; $800.
(954)610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150/ month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
RICK'S RENTALS LLC 2/2
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets welcome, $750 mo.,
2/2 lake access, Treasure Is-
land, $800 mo., 2/2 CBS,
$1150 mo. Available Imme-
diately! 561-262-1390
TREASURE ISLAND Water
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, $1300/mo, 1st, last,
sec & rets (561)346-4692













(863)223-2091
RealGreateLocation!
OFFICE
SPACE
Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
















Farms Sale 1020
OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
(863)223-2091






Business Places -
Houses Sale 1025
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sae 1025
Hunting Property 1030
nve stmen t
Resort PropSalerty -


Sale 1070
Lots Sale 1045
Open House Space 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -

Waterfront Property 1080



COUNTRY HILLS: 2/1, c/a &
heat, 1BR/1BA guest house,
outbuildings, kennel, on 4
3/4 fenced acres, nice
fenced pond, $300,000.
(863)467-8844 or
(402)-432-2955
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1BA,
Frame home, 100x150 lot,
motivated seller $75,000
Debra Pinson, Century 21
Horizon Properties.
(863)801-9163
OKEECHOBEE: Newly remod-
eled, 4br, 2 ba, Den, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$165,000 (863)824-6112
TREASURE ISLAND Water
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, Family Emergency
CASH deal $170,000 neg.
(561)346-4692


SW Mobile Home w/CBS ad-
dition, 3/4 acre, oak trees, 7
miles north of town, cash
sale, $50k. (561)346-4692



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

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in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
Call 863-467-2100
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
Indiantown 1br/1ba$750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ftRV/BA $475/mo.incl.elec
2br/1ba singlewide $550/mo.
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646
RIVER ACRES: 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616








10 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 4, 2007


Noah's North Carolina Fumiture Outlet
107 SW 17" St. Suite B Okeechobee, FL
B63-63s-3as9
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat ............ .. 53500
Wall Hugger . . . . . . . 24000
Swivel Rocker................2790
Small Recliner................12500
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 42500
Full Sleeper .................. 4150
Mini Sleeper ................. 399
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... $999' ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... s250"
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mattresses
Twin ....150"0
Full.......s1990' Pillowtop .....0 22500
Queen 02200 Pillowtop ..... 25500
King 25500 Pillowtop ..... $39900
See Store for More


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Boats 3005
Campers,-'RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.-ATVs 3035


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AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires), like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
BAYLINER CARPI- '85, 19',
350 eng. OEM out drive. Runs
good. Very dependable. Needs
TLC. $3500. (863)699-2971
BOAT / UTILITY TRAILER: 12
-14 ft. $295. 863-635-3465
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT., Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$275. (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
(863)634-3394
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700. 239-340-2833
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
POLARIS WATERCRAFT-
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
(561)951-2374
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750 (863)467-8038


HUNTING CAMPER, 5th
wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500.
(863)227-0029


HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
MOTORCYCLE PARTS, JE Pis-
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
(863)674-0898/517-1019
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
863-697-2434
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700



KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
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.
815-353-3032 Lawrence


KEYSTONE- '01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-
mokalee


Aultomobiles



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



CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/l.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235
CHRYSLER SEBRING-'01,
Good condition. Needs mo-
tor. $500. or best offer.
(863)697-3008
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $800. 863-885-2166


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FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-6235
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
ood, good work car, asking
900 or best offer
(863)228-2123
SCION TC, '06, less than 5k
mi., auto, like new, 1 owner,
$15,800. (863)697-6455
ask for Doris


MUSTANG GRANDE COUPE:
'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.
$2500. 863-801-6149
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classiffleds



CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100K mis. $2200.
(863)673-2314
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500
(863)634-1545


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.
(863)763-0944
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
863-634-5888
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
(863)674-0898/517-1019
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
parts. $150. 863-528-3235
W. Frostproof
OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50. Please call
(863)610-1120.
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, tan, $600. Neg.
(863)697-0328
RUNNING BOARDS: Ford,
-polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
neg. (863)763-3555
SUPER SWAMPERS TSL, (4)
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)261-2386 or
(863)467-7453
TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
terrain. $100.863-805-2877
TIRES, 4 brand new Super
Swamper Boggers,
16/35/165, w/4 new rims,
$1200. (863)634-1979
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.
(863)634-7765
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.
(863)528-4444
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
(863)467-6238
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '90,
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
lift, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs good, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
234-9901.
FORD F150 XLT, '91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.
(863)467-7398




FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$2500 or best offer. Call
(863)699-2971.
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $15,000 954-328-8627


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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY. JUNE 13, 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL, A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
13156 ON 6/4/07

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-004-SSA. The application is be-
ing submitted by Southeast Contractors and Engineers, Inc. on behalf of proper-
ty owners Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The application is to
change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) tor
property located at 1925 Southeast 9th Avenue, also known as the unplatted
lands of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Legal description: A parcel of land ly-
ing in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 27, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 10 feet 6
inches West, along the North boundary line of said Section 27, a distance of
1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 49 feet 54 inches West, a distance of
910,25 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 18 degrees 00 feet 56 inches
East, a distance of 414.29 feet to the point of a curve to the left having a radius of
310.00 feet and a central angle of 160 degrees 33 feet 22 inches; thence South-
edy, Easterly and Northerly along the arc a distance of 868.69 feet; thence North
01 de trees 25 feet 42 inches East a distance of 427.78 feet; thence North 23 de-
grees 07 eeet 2 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet; thence South 66 degrees
52 feet 58 inches'West, a distance of 216.00 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07
feet 02 inches West, a distance of 6.99 feet; thence South 66 degrees 52 feet 58
Inches West, a distance of 515.63 feet to the point of beginning and Is approxi-
mately 10.7 acres) and Is consistent with Section 163.3187(1)(c)4., F.S. The
proposed use is for multi-family dwellings. This item was deferred from the
March 15, 2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-O09-SSA. The ap location is be-
ing submitted y Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property owner Mauro Tovar. The ap-
plication is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Commercial
(C) for property located at 701 Northeast 3rd Street. Legal descn otion: Lots 7 to
12 of Block 116, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Publie Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately
1.032 acress. The proposeduse is for a commercial fish market,
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No, 07-010-SSA. The application is be-
Ing submitted by Brad Goodbread, on behalf of property owners) 04 Land & Cat-
tle, C, and George A. Goodbread, The application is to change the Future Land
Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at
2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue Legal description: Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2,
Royal Oak Addition, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of Okee-
chbee County, Florida and is approximately 0.650 acress. The proposed use of
the property is for a parking lot.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-003-R. The
application Is being submitted by Southeast Contractors & Engineers, Inc., on be-
half of owners Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The pplcation is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family (RSF) to Residential
Multiple Family (RMF) for property located at 1925 Southeast th Avenue, also
known as the unplatted lands of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Legal descrip-
tion: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Township
37 South, Range 35 East Okeechobee County, lorda, and being more particu-
laly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 27,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North
89 degrees lOtfeet 6 inches West, along the North boundary line of said Section
27, a distance of 1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 49 feet 54 inches West,
a distanceof 910.25 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 18 degrees 00
feet 56 inches East, a distance of 414.29 feet to the point of a curve to the left
having a radius of 310.00 feet and a central angle of 160.degrees 33 feet 22 inch-
es; thence Southery, Easterly and Northerly along the arc a distance of 868.69
feet; thence North 01 degrees 25 feet 42 inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet;
thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet;
thence South 166 degrees 52 feet 58 inches West a distance of 216.00 feet;
thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 inches West, a distance of 6.99 fee, thence
South 66 degrees 52 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 515.63 feet to the point
of beginning and is approximately 10.7 acres) and is consistent with Section
163.3187(1 (c4., ES. The proposed use is for multi-family dwellings. This peti-
tion is associated with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application 07-e04-SSA, and was deernred raom the March 15,2007
meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-007-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property owner Mauro Tovar.
The petition is to change the zoning designatin from Residential Single Family-
One (RSF-1) to Light Commercial (CLT) ort property located at 701 Northeast 3rd
Street Legal description: Lots 7 to 12 of Block 116, Ctty of Okeechobee Subdi-
vision as recorded in Plat Baook 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and is approximately 1.032 acress. This petition is associated
with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Applica-
tion 07-O09-SSA,
Conduct a Publc Hearidg to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-008-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Steve Dobbs, on behalf of property owner InSite Devel-
opment Group. LLC. The petition is to change the zoning designation from
Residential Single Family (RSF) to Residential Multiple Family IRMF) for vacant
property located between Norty located between west 5th and 7th Avenues and Northwest 11th
and 13th Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21 and 22, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, and s approximately 11.29 acress.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-009-R. The peti-
ton is being submitted by Brad Goodbrd, on behalf of property owners) G4
Land & Cate, Co, and George A. Goodbread. The petition is to change the zon-
ing designation from Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Lght Cmmercial
(CLT) for property located at 2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description:
Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2, Roal Oak Addition, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
8, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.650
acress. This petition is associated with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use MapAmendment Application 07-01-SSA.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE to reduce the required side set-
back from eight feet to zero feet, and reduce the required rear setback from ten
feet to zero feet within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ref. Code Book
Sec. 90-285(2)) submitted by John Raddatz on behalf of roperty owners, South-
east Milk, Inc. The subject property is located at 1005 West North Park Street.
Legal description: Lots 1 through 20, inclusive of Block 21, South West Addion
to Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida. Petition No. 07-001 -V.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations LEl.,
oand render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration n:1
adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making Ibody (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make
recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Com-
prehensive Plan Amemenents, Rezoning Applications and Land Development
Regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
andsevidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the General Services Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the paceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; If you are heanng or voice Im-
aired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
215781 ON 6/4,15/07


GMC 2500-'01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
(863)612-0938
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k ml, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. .561-758-4337


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k mi. Body & interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tie. 4 Door,, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12,.double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
EQUIPMENT TRAILER- 8x20,
Tri axle, pintle hitch, good
condition, $1750
(561)261-3176
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, wood
floor, new wheels and tires,
$300 (863)467-1224


UTILITY TRAILER, 5x8 w/Alu-
minum Tool Box & Tilt
Frame. $350.
(863)763-3951


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CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551
DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300.863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


INVITATION TO BID
RFB 6000000097
CATTLE GRAZING LEASE AGREEMENT
The South Florida Water Management
District will receive sealed bids through
the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, for the
purpose of cattle grazing two tracts of
land situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida on June 15, 2007 at 2:30 P.M.
local time, at which time bids will be
opened and publicly read.
A site visit will be held at the New Palm
Dairy Site located at 8419 Se 48th St.,
Okeechobee, Florida on May 30, 2007
at 9:00 AM. All bids must conform to
the instructions in the Request for Bids
Sand include a properly executed Bid
Form and Statement of Business Or-
ganization.
Solicitation documents will be available
May 21, 2007 in the SFWMD Procure-
ment Office, at the above address, by
calling (561) 687-6391. Interested
bidders may also call the 24-hour BID
HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is
invited to attend the RFB opening. In-
formation on the status of this sollci-
tation can be obtained at our web
site www.sfwmd.gov. The solicita-
tion can be downloaded for the District
web site: www.slwmd.gov listed on
the current solicitation calendar. For
more Information, please contact
Linda Greer, Contract Specialist at
(561) 682-6396.
CATTLE GRAZING LEASE(S):
RFB 6000000097
Tract No. C1-100-001
Section 27; the East half of Section 28
and 33; and all of Section 34, all in
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH:
That portion of Section 32 lying South-
easterly of the centerline of Nubbin
Slough and Northeasterly of State
Road 710, and that portion of the West
half of Section 33, lying Southeasterly
of the centerline of Nubbin Slough and
Northeasterly of State Road 710, all In
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH:
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Town-
ship 38 South, Range 36 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, being
described as follows:
From the Northeast corner of said Sec-
tion 4, run West along the Township
line a distance of 26.89 chains to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence contin-
ue West along said Township line a
distance of 37.56 chains to a point
that lies 68 links North of the centedine
of State Road 85, thence South 53*02'
East, paralleling said State Road 85 a
distance of 43.90 chains, thence North
0527' East a distance of 26.52 chains
to the POINT OF BEGINNING, Except-
ing State Road 85 Right-of-Way there-
from.
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Academic grant
Bill Black (right) presented the University of South Florida academic grant to
Tara Threewits (left) at Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship night
presentation on May 17.



Community Events

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children ages 3 years to fifth grade
to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through God's word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
This summer our church will be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God in a fun,
loving and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at (863) 763-5042.

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1699.

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will attend a one week
camp with their infants to learn about parenting, safety, self esteem and many other topics.
Participants will receive a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Participants and
their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up to 18 years old who are pregnant
or have a child from birth to age 3 are eligible to participate. The father of the baby may
also attend. The first camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is July
30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call The Healthy Start office
at (863) 462-5877 to register.


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Luviano Roofing scholarship
Four Okeechobee High School seniors received scholarships from Luviano
Roofing Company at the annual high school scholarship night presentations
on May 17. The recipients were (left to right) Luis Garcia, Flerida Algarin,
Stephen Hirst and Isabel Garcia.


Submitted photo/Bill Black

Contractors' Scholarship
Scott Chapman, right, presents the Okeechobee Contractors Business and
Professional Association Scholarship to Matthew Jansen at Scholarship Night
held May 17 at Okeechobee.High School.


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