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SMA U FL LIB OF FL HISTORY


BOX 117007
INESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Okl.98 No. 156 eechob Tuesday, Juee 2007ews


Vol. 98 No. 156 __Tuesday, June 5, 2007 50 Plus tax


Meetings

Okeechobee City Council, 6
p.m. at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.

Briefs

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now limit-
ed to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for lowvolume hand watering.
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 levels.
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 nav-
igation hazard. Also, the lake-
ward approach to the naviga-
tion lock has become shallow
enough that boaters may have
difficulty navigating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
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 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
their area.

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

Lake levels

8.96 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.61 feet


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

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Comics ......... . .9
Community Events ... 4


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Despite Barry drought persists


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The weekend rainfall was a
welcome sight, and every little
bit helps. However, it will take
many more such rains to bring
Lake Okeechobee up to its aver-
age level for this time of year.
Over the weekend Tropical
Storm Barry dropped 2.25 inch-
es on the Okeechobee County
Airport. Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground reported a total of
1.83 inches of rain during the
same period of time. Scattered
bands of rainfall that are typical.
of a tropical storm caused vary-
ing amounts of rain to fall on


different parts of the county.
Only 1.5 inches of rain fell at
Lazy Seven.
Based on the above figures it
would appear that the county
averaged about 2 inches of rain
over the weekend.
On May 1, Chip Merriam,
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) deputy
executive director, said that if the
area received 3 feet of rainfall
there would still be a drought.
On May 31 the lake level
dropped to a record low of 8.94
feet.
"There is no joy at this record
breaking event," said Carol Ann
Wehle, SFWMD executive direc-


tor. "As these extreme weather
conditions continue, we are
focused on the challenges
ahead to best protect drinking
water supplies, meet agriculture
needs and safeguard agricultur-
al needs and safeguard our nat-
ural resources."
A good rain in the upper
Kissimmee Valley would do
more toward raising lake levels
than local rainfall. Only 40 inches
of rain have fallen on that region
in the past 18 months about
half of average.
As of May 29, only 7 inches of
rain had fallen across South
Florida over the last five
months, which is only about


Wildfire: leaves its mark


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
The wildfire that began on May 27 has left its mark on the land around Lakeport. The
fire, which produced smoke that disrupted traffic along S.R. 78, is still smoldering in
Glades County.


These charred trees are what was left behind by a May 27 wildfire that started in Glades
County. The center of the fire is still burning in Glades County, though the fire is 85 per-
cent contained, according to officials from the Department of Forestry.


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one-half the average.
The weekend rain had little
effect on SFWMD's attempt to
remove muck from the dry lake
bed that has been going on for
several days. Work on hauling
the muck from some of the six
sites around the lake continued
Monday, June 4. Officials with
SFWMD have stated that the lake
level would have to rise to 10.5
before muck removal stops.
Removal of the muck will
uncover the natural sandy lake
bottom and improve water qual-
ity and wildlife habitats.
As of June 1, 15,000 truck-
loads of muck had been hauled
away from the dry lake bed.


The record low lake level
caused water managers to tight-
en water restrictions in the
Okeechobee area. Agricultural
users in the area are now forced
to cut their water usage by 45
percent, and residential users
can only water their lawns once
a week.
Odd numbered addresses
can water their lawns and wash
their boats and cars from 4 until
8 a.rm. on Saturday. Even num-
bered addresses can water their
lawns and wash cars and boats
only on Sunday during the same
hours.
Wells are not restricted by
this order.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee is
scheduled to hold their regular
City Council meeting Tuesday,
June 5, at 6 p.m. in the City
Hall chambers to consider the
final reading of the city's
impact fee ordinance and sev-
eral other final readings.
In an unrelated matter, the
council will hold a special
meeting Thursday, June 7, at
the Okeechobee High School
Auditorium, 2800 U.S. 441 N.,
concerning The Lakehouse
development.
After the long awaited
totals, the city finally has their


If you go
Okeechobee City Council
City Hall. 55 S.E. Third Ave
Tuesday. June 5. a 6 p m
numbers for their impact fees
which were unchanged by the
council at their last council
meeting.
The ordinance is on its way
to approval with the first pub-
lic hearing at the council level
passing unanimously. The
ordinance was also passed by
the City Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals
on Thursday, May 17, where it
See Plan-Page 2


Gas stations



slow to comply



with power law


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Are local service stations
better equipped for power out-
ages than before the 2004 hur-
ricanes?
Power outages across the
state due to hurricanes have
caused many service stations
to be useless for long periods
of time until the power was
restored.
To eliminate the many
problems caused by the lack of
easily-obtained gasoline, the


Florida Legislature enacted
Florida statute 526.143 in 2006.
This law stated that by June 1,
2007, service stations would
make certain modifications
that would facilitate using gen-
erators to power their pumps.
Wholesale gasoline distrib-
utors are required to have a
generator.
If an individual or corpora-
tion owns 10 or more service
stations in one county, they are
See Gas -Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Lake '0' bottom scraping
Lake bottom scraping has begun at the pier at Lock 7. Special precautions have been
made to protect the bull rushes growing in the area. This work is part of the South
Florida Water Management District's project to remove 500,000 cubic yards of muck
from Lake Okeechobee's bottom to help boost the health of the lake.


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Port St. Lucie man is killed in motorcycle accident

A 27-year-old Port St. Lucie man A press release from the Florida into a sign post. states that when the front wheel of
was killed around 10:30 a.m. Sun- Highway Patrol (FHP) by Corporal The FHP report states that Mr. the motorcycle came down on the
day, June 3,in a motorcycle acci- Mark E. Zook states that Daniel Wilson was attempting a one- roadway the motorcycle began to
dent on U.S. 441 N. at N.E. 160th St. Joseph Wilson died after being wheel stand when he lost control of wobble uncontrollably and Mr. Wil-
in Okeechobee County. thrown off his 2007 motorcycle and the motorcycle. Cpl. Zook's report son then lost control.


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was found in compliance with
the city code.
City residents have to pay the
city impact fees, the school
impact fees and a portion of the
county impact fees for new con-
struction within the city limits.
The city's impact fees are
divided into several categories:
residential; office; institutional,
and recreational; industrial; and,
commercial/retail.
The residential category
includes four areas: single family
(and mobile home on a single
family lot); multi-family apart-
ment; mobile home; and, hotel.
The proposed impact fee for a
new single family home or
mobile home on a single family
lot is $1,506 which is com-
posed of $745 for public works,
$356 for law enforcement and
$405 for fire.
A multi-family apartment will
be assessed a city impact fee of
$1,240 per unit which is com-
posed of $812 for public works,
$112 for law enforcement and
$316 for law enforcement.


Mobile homes will be
assessed $1,086 per unit with
$677 for public works, $114 for
law enforcement and $295 for
fire.
Hotels, which are also in the
residential category, will be
assessed $689 per room from
which $177 is for public works,
$180 is for law enforcement and
$332 is for fire.
The office, institutional and
recreational category is separat-
ed into different categories
depending on the type of occu-
pancy, which determines the
impact of the building.
A general, medical or dentist
office will be assessed $222 per
1,000 square feet. This total is
.comprised of $125 for public
works, $30 for law enforcement
and $67 for fire.
Within the industrial category
light industrial and manufactur-
ing, the developer will be
assessed $265 per 1,000 square
feet which comprises $177 for
public works, $18 for law
enforcement and $70 for fire.
General industrial, warehouse
and mini-warehouse will be
imposed $260 per 1,000 square
feet. That total comes from $177
for public works, $18 for law


enforcement and $65 for fire.
Commercial/retail establish-
ments include: restaurants; fast-
food restaurants; convenience
stores; pharmacy with drive
through; new car sales; and,
retail shopping centers. These
establishments will be assessed
$442 per 1,000 square feet. That
total comes from $177 for public
works, $121 for law enforcement
and $144 for fire.
In other business, after their
long process of compiling all the
necessary components for this
large multi-family development
the City Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals has
recommended the council
approve the small scale future
land use change from single fam-
ily to multifamily for the South-
ern Trace development.
The Southern Trace develop-
ment is located in the northwest
section of the city for the vacant
property located between N.W
Fifth and Seventh Avenue and
N.W. I Ith and N.W 13th Street.
The developer is planning to
develop townhouses that will be
two-story units with a garage.
Some of the units will be two
bedroom with two baths, while
some will be three bedroom with


two baths.
According to the revised staff
report, details that had to be clar-
ified in the small scale compre-
hensive plan amendment includ-
ed transportation concurrency.
With the additional informa-
tion that was provided by Steve
Dobbs, of Rudd Jones, P.E. and
Associates, P.A. on behalf of the
applicant InSite Development,
LLC, the board felt that all the
necessary documentation had
been received to warrant the
future land use change.
The council will also consid-
er:
The first reading of the
Planned Unit Development
(PUD) revised ordinance and set
Tuesday, July 3, as the final pub-
lic hearing date.
A small scale future land
use map amendment and rezon-
ing application submitted by
Muhammad Nooruddin to
change the future land use from
single family to commercial pro-
fessional office for a .64-acre
property at 608 N.E. Second Ave.
Past your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and thunder-,
storms. The high will be in the mid 90s. The wind will be from the;
southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance ol rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy, \ith .a sight chance of showers and thun--
derstorms. The lows will be around 70. The wind will be from the'
south at5 to 10 mph. Thie clucc o["if in is 20 percent

Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the,
south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thun-;
derstorms. The lowwill be around 70. The chance of rain is 30 percent.,
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.,
The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 40 percent.


Lotteries

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required to have at least one
portable generator to power their
service stations.
These two groups are the only
ones required to have genera-
tors.
If a service station is within
half a mile of an evacuation route
and has a certain number of fuel
stations, based on the county's
population, they are required to
be wired with a switch that
would allow them to be operated
by a generator.
In this case the law does not
require the owner to have a gen-
erator it just requires that they
be generator ready. The question
of where the generator will come
from is not addressed in the law.
As of June 1, Okeechobee is
on par with the rest of the state
with slightly less than half (five
out of 13) service stations in
compliance. Statewide, 45 per-
cent or 484 out of 1,077 -
service stations are in compli-
ance with the law.
The five service stations in
Okeechobee that met the June 1
deadline are Townstar # 19, 2398
S.R. 70 W.; Okeechobee Mobile,
1865 S.R. 70 W; Gilbert Oil Com-


pany, 303 NW. Ninth St,; Murphy
USA # 5471,2109 S. Parrott Ave.;
and Handy Food Store # 93, 2790
U.S. 441 S.
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) does
not list any service station own-
ers with 10 stations in Okee-
chobee.
Failure to comply with the law
is a second degree felony. The
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) is tasked with regulat-
ing service stations. Terry McEl-
roy of that organization said
inspectors from FDACS go out
regularly to inspect service sta-
tions to see if the gas pumps are
dispensing gas at the right price
and octane.
He said that this week FDACS
is sending inspectors throughout
the state to check.eligible service
stations. Those who are not in
compliance will be issued a
notice of violation. Within 10
days to two weeks the inspectors
will come back. If no progress
has been made toward comply-
ing with the law, Mr. McElroy said
his inspectors could take legal
action.
"Hopefully, it won't come to
that," he said. "We want compli-
ance. We would much rather
work with them to being them
into compliance."


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News Briefs

Disaster preparation workshop scheduled
OKEECHOBEE FHREDI (Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc.) is invit-
ing area business owners to attend a Disaster Preparedness Workshop
on Wednesday, June 6, at the South Florida Water Management -
Okeechobee Service Center, 2005 N. ParrottAve., Suite 201, in the Bank:
of America Building.
The workshop is facilitated by Florida Atlantic Small Business Devel-
opment 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
ltopelfhredi@heartland-workforce.org.

Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All chil-
dren 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge and
there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640;
N.W 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24 hours in
advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service
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
CITY).

Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE -Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be held
June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E. 131st'
Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
required.
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.


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Okeechobee County Public 925 N.W. 23rd La
Schools' Food Service Depart- Okeechobee Seni
ment is sponsoring meals at School, 2800 U.S. 44
school sites during the regular For students tha
summer school session from registered for sumrr
Wednesday, June 6 through activities, interest'
Tuesday, July 3. may register their
Meals will be provided to all dren for the food
enrolled children at no charge. Registration will be
Acceptance and participation Food Service Office,
requirements for the program 10th Terrace on
and all activities are the same June
for every child, regardless of June 7, from 7:30 a.
race, color, national origin, p.m. Parents for non-
sex, age or disability and there students will be re
will be no discrimination in the provide transportati
course of the meal service, from the school sitb
Meals will be provided at be required to stay
the following sites: Everglades children during the
Elementary School, 3725 S.E. information, call (
8th St.; Yearling Middle School, 5148.


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Humane Society issues advice to pet owners


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
In a press release issued on May
30, the Humane Society of the Unit-
ed States advised pet owners in the
brush fire areas of South Florida
including Glades, Hendry, Indian
River, Martin, Okeechobee and
Saint Lucie Counties to take their
pets with them in the event of evac-
uation orders.
"Be prepared to take pets with
you when evacuation orders are
issued," advised Laura Bevan,
director of the HSUS Southeast
Regional Office, based in Florida.
"If it isn't safe for you, it isn't safe
for them." The HSUS also advised
pet owners to evacuate early to
avoid the stress of gridlock on
evacuation routes.
In the event that you have to
evacuate, you should have an
emergency supply kit for your
pets. This kit should include:
three-or-more days supply of


Submitted photo/Bill Black
American Legion Scholarship
Dan Fennell (center) presented American Legion Post #64 and Ladies Auxiliary scholar-
ships to (left to right) Candace Jaquith, Adam Graves, Alisha Claxton, Mathew Jansen,
La'lke McNeil, Diego Gamez and Jason Knapp at the annual Okeechobee High School
scholarship night presentations held on May 17.


Obituaries


Wanda Rose Crowell
Wanda Rose Crowell, age 84,
died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mrs. Crowell was born Feb. 26,
1923, to Harvickand Rachel (Garri-
son) 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 I
D.C. as a Crypt- Wanda Rose
analyst. Crowell
She married
Rev. Ralph Crowell Dec. 12,1946, in
Dundalk, Md. She and her husband
served Free Methodist Churches in
central Illinois from 1948 until 1977.
They owned and operated the
R&W Religious Book Center in Nor-
mal, Ill., from 1970 until 1990. For 21
years, she was employed by Sears
Roebuck Store in Bloomington, I11l.
An Okeechobee resident since
2001 coming from Normal, Ill., she
was a member of the Okeechobee
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, with ances-
tors in her family dating back to the
signers of the Mecklinburg Treaty.


A Thought TO
Remember

Have you ever received a sur-
prise gift from a dear friend, and as
you were opening it, you made this
remark: "Now, they shouldn't
have done this!" What a wonder-
The heart-
warming
experience of
getting some-
thing for noth-
ing is actually
beyond
description.
These rare
and wonder-
By Paul ful occasions
Buxton between. They
are so rare, in

most noble acts of love.
What else can be expected of a
person who lives in a world where
it seems to be "every man for him-
self?" What valuable time a person
has seems to be devoted to his fam-
ily group, and there isn't enough to
share with others.
Many years ago, someone
wrote these words: "Love never
asks how little it can do; love
always asks how much." To this
statement, we could add: "love
goes father than any man could
look for who is guided by cold and
calculating reasoning."
Thought to Remember: In my
haste, let me find what guides me.



Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
S863-763-1994


She was preceded in death by:
four brothers; two sisters; and, her
parents.
Survivors include: her husband,
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 Okee-
chobee; three great grandchildren,
Kyleah, Kienna and Kiergan John-
son, all of Stuart; brother, Charles
(Marilyn) Francis of Vandalia, Ill.;
two sisters, 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.bassokeechobeefunera-
home.com
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205


N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Jason Williams
Jason Williams, 19, of Okee-
chobee, died Sunday, June 3, 2007,
in Okeechobee. Born, Aug. 9, 1987,
in Ft. Lauderdale, Jason was a 2005
graduate of
Olympic
Heights High
School in Boca
Raton and had _
recently moved
to Okeechobee.
He was a musi-
cian and stu-
dent at Indian
River Commu- Jason
nity College and Williams
loved to share
his music and entertain others.
He is preceded in death by his
brother, Joey.
Those left behind to cherish his
memory are: his father, Bernard;
mother, Renee; and, his two Ger-
man Shepard's, Ozzy and Roxy. In
addition, he is survived by many
extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, June 6, 2007, from 1
p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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food in airtight, waterproof con-
tainers and an ample supply of
drinking water; bowls for food
and water; current photos and
physical description of your pets,
including details on markings;
medications, vaccination records
and first aid pet supplies; comfort
items such as a favorite toy or
blanket; small garbage bags; for
dogs: a leash, harness and a stur-
dy carrier large enough to use as
a sleeping area; and for cats: lit-
ter, a litter box and a sturdy carri-
er large enough for transport and
for your cat to use as a temporary
"home" for several days.
Bevan advises placing the pet


emergency supply kit by the door
or in your car so it is ready to go if
you need to evacuate quickly. She
also states that you should make
sure that your pet has visible identi-
fication on right now, before you
have to leave home and talk to a
trusted neighbor who is home dur-
ing the workday and who can
evacuate your pets if you are away.
Be aware that many evacuation
shelters do not accept pets. Plan
your destination in advance. Some
hotels and motels may be willing
to lift "no pet" restrictions in an
emergency. Three motels currently
accept a limited amount of pets for
additional fees. They are the Econ-


omy Inn, Pier II and the Flamingo
Motel. Be sure to check with them
early as they will fill up fast. Friends
and family members living outside
the area may be able to provide
shelter during an emergency. Call
your veterinarian to see if he or she
will board your pet in case of an
evacuation order. Check with your
emergency management office to
determine the location of pet-
friendly shelters in your area. There
are currently no pet-friendly shel-
ters in Okeechobee.
These precautions will work
well when preparing for the
upcoming hurricane season as
well as the current brush fire threat.


Arrest Report


Fermin Olvera-Servin, 43,
N.W 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 1 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of driving under
the influence. He was released on
his own recognizance.
Justin Lee Harris, 25, S.W
18th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 2 by Deputy M. Collins on a
Glades County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
possession of cocaine and violation
of probation resisting arrest with-
out violence. He is being held with-
out bond.
Mark Haas, 46, S.R. 70 E.,


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Jessica Crown, 27, Nele Road,
Kissimmee, was arrested May 24
by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on charges of dealing in
stolen property and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. Her
bond was set at $40,000.
Tiffany A. Johnson, 32, N.W
39th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 24 by the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force on a charge of
dealing in stolen property. Her
bond was set at $10,000.
Alisha Michele Clance, 16,
S.R. 78 W, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 24 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
felony charge of dealing in stolen
property and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. She was released
to her parents.
Robert Curtis McKenzie, 57,
S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 1 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on charges of
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of
marijuana over 20 grams. His bond
was set at $5,000.
William A. Robertson Jr., 22,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 1 by Deputy Thomas
Kitchen on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation lewd and lascivi-
ous acts with a minor. He is being
held without bond.
Joyce Susan Thomas, 49, S.E.
43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed June 1 by Deputy Matthew Hurst
on a charge of driving under the
influence. Her bond was set at $250.


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was set at $2,500.
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
GAS TAX: In the last two elections, there was a real effort to kick out
the good ole boys and, for the most part, we did it. Now comes the reality
of the good new boys. In case you missed it, on the next to last page of
the June 1 edition of the Okeechobee News, in very small print, under
Public Notice 5005 you were notified that the Board of County Commis-
sioners is considering the adoption of a new county ordinance which
would add .5 cents to each gallon of gas sold in Okeechobee County. This
is in addition to an extension of the current .7-cent county gas tax see
Public Notice section in the Okeechobee News on May, 30, 2007 also
being considered by the commissioners. It would seem that this is blatant
disregard for the county citizens, many of whom must work on the
coasts, or are retired and on fixed incomes. If this is what you voted for
then pat yourself on the back. However, if you think this is a violation of
public trust, then get with your neighbors and become involved. Call
your commissioner and attend the public hearing on Tuesday, June 12.

DEVELOPMENT: The proposed development for the Southwest sec-
tion of town needs to be approved by the city council for many reasons. It
includes all of the neo-traditional design aspects that are required of.new
developments by most cities and towns throughout the nation walk-
ability, open green spaces, reduced street parking, limited visible garages
and, most importantly, diversity of residential unit types. We should actu-
ally be thankful that a developer has spent the time, money and thought-
fulness to make sure it was planned in such a responsible manner. I grew
up in the area and played in those woods as a kid. Sure its 'sad to see it
developed, but I'd much rather see it turned into what is being proposed
today than the very likely alternative in the future a completely cleared
site with a boring grid system or even worse, cul-de-sac streets which will
be what we get if the city council denies this development. Growth is
inevitable but smart growth is necessary and responsible. The Lake-
house is an infill, smart growth development and is in the best interest for
the future of Okeechobee. I urge the city council to approve this project.

COUNTY: Has anyone seen the public notice in the back of the paper
lately? On June 12, our county commissioners will be hearing comments
on a proposal to add a .5-cent tax on gasoline. They want to tack on an
additional fee to our already overpriced gasoline. The country in which
we drive already collects around .18 cents per gallon, And I believe our
state collects an additional .32 cents. Now our county wants to collect .5
more cents. When will this nonsense come to an end? Big Oil reportedly
pockets .13 cents per gallon, plus they have to work to find, refine and
ship the stuff. On the other hand, big government can sign a few papers,
and voila automatically bestow .55 cents per gallon to themselves. "Oh,
those taxes go toward fixing roads" is the standard response most of the
politicians will give. Actually it is estimated that about 40 percent of that
money never makes it to the Highway Trust Fund. That money is squan-
dered away by bureaucrats probably to some pet program like the "Save
the Cottonmouth Fund." I hope to see a big turnout at this commission-
ers meeting. We need to put a stop to the taxes our county commission-
ers are shouldering us with. This new county commission has successful-
ly increased housing costs via impact fees, and now they want to increase
gas prices. I hope to see some true conservatives challenge these people
during the next election, you will have my vote.

TAX HIKE: I see our county commissioners are at it again. Now they
want to increase our fuel tax .5 cents a gallon with gasoline at an all-time
high. Five cents a gallon on every gallon of gas sold in Okeechobee Coun-
ty until the year 2017 what are they thinking? Did we elect these peo-
ple? Their meeting is Tuesday, June 12, at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. You
had better turn out if you don't want to pay higher gas taxes.

BOOKSTORE: I am a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. I am very
proud of Okeechobee County. I would like to see if somebody could
think about opening a book store, such as Barnes and Noble. That's
something that would be useful and helpful. People love to read and
grandmothers with grandkids would love to see a bookstore.

FCAT: This is to the person who called in about the FCAT scores.
When I think about FCAT I think about the movie "Overboard." There is
no way you can possibly measure how smart a child is going to be or
compare them to another one. All children should be equal. The kids
can hardly study for it because they are cramming all this information
into their minds that they haven't even learned yet because teachers
don't have time to teach them because they are too busy cramming for
the FCAT to try to prove something. These kids get nervous and they
can't do it. As far as teaching our kids FCAT instead of driving big trucks
or whatever, my daughter likes big trucks and she likes to ride her four-
wheeler. She is an honor student and makes As and Bs. I didn't finish
school because I got married at 17 but I went back later. It is just igno-
rant for people to try to cram FCAT into these kids and expect them to
learn it all at one time. I think they should do away with the FCAT. You
are obviously concerned with comparing your child with somebody
else if you are so concerned about it.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public.
For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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. Registra-
tion 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, contact
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 fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, 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 information,
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 ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet 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
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histor-
ical 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1' p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday 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.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
therefrom 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to join. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
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Community Events

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.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
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 pub-
lic. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide net-


Community Events

Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
hold vacation Bible school June 5-8 from 7 until 9 p.m. This year's
theme will be Wild West Witness: Riding in the shadow of the cross.
There is no cost to attend. The school is for children all ages and
adults. Snacks will be provided, as well as a nursery. For information,
call (863) 763-7743.

4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting horse day camp. Camp
will begin June 4 with Basic Horsemanship. The week of June 11 will
be Horse Special Events week and the last week, beginning June 25,
will be Rodeo Week. This camp is for boys and girls ages 8-18 that
must be comfortable with horses. The cost is $100 per week and chil-
dren may sign up for multiple weeks. Camp will be held at the Okee-
chobee 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 Okee-
chobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the
office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

Church youth camp slated for June 5
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 5-7 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations of
food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, contact
Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.

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) 357-1977.

Hospice will host yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard sale
on Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All new
items and everything must go. Donated items are needed and monies
made benefit patient care, including services at The Hamrick Home.
For information, call Rhondaat (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the Ameri-
can 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 hur-
ricane 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 County Emergency Manage-
ment team; and, Stan Flemming, from the BHR Fire Department. This
lecture is free to members and guests.

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 everyone 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 information,
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 be held 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 ses-
sion. 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 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 meet-
ing 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 public. For
information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.



Community Events

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. Admission 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 direc-
tions, go to www.arnoldswildlife.org; or, call (863) 763-4630.

Oakview hosting vacation Bible school


work of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing servic-
es for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy fami-
lies and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, 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.

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 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.

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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vitamin enhancement probably
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Coke. I prefer green tea to diet
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green tea already comes with
natural vitamins.
Still, for those who already drink
regular Diet Coke, switching to Diet
Coke plus might make sense.
If the Diet Coke Plus goes over
well, we'll probably see other
sodas offering vitamin-enhanced
versions too.
Enhancing foods with extra
vitamins is nothing new. Remem-
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the complaints that white bread
had so little nutritional value, the
makers of Wonder Bread came
up with ways to add nutrients but
still keep the white bread look, fla-
vor and texture.
Ovaltine, which was one of my
grandfather's favorite drinks and is
still a favorite at my house, adds
nutrients to chocolate milk.
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Health Briefs


Camp for infants and
parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby
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safety, self esteem and many other
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Healthy Start
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Seminole Elementary School's nine weeks awards


Kindergarten
Participation
Jaylen Baker; Blake Baker; Way-
lynn Bennett; J-Wayco Billie;
Michael Boyd; Adan
Chavez; Jennifer Chavez; Jose
Elias; Alejandro Espinoza; Gage
Floyd; Evan Galvan; Araceli Garcia;
Elia Garcia; Caleb Goggans; Mixtli
Gonzalez; Carlos
Hernandez;
Lucas Hernan-
dez; Tavis
Jumper; Lita
Landaberde;
Drake Lawrence; Chris-
tian Leon; Tyler Lytle; Esperanza
Macedo; Stephanie Manis; Rangel
Martinez-Palacios; Manuel Mar-
tinez-Palacios; Caroline Micco; Alis-
sia Moreno; John Nealis; Joanna
Nunez; Ozzy Osceola; Jackie
Pelayo; Cain Ponce; Nathenial
Poole; Satie Rico; Gage Riddle;
Elyssa Rivera; Maria Sanchez-Virto;
Diana Serrano; Limzay Solis; Hailee
Steele; Raquel Tijerina; Santiago
Tinajero; Gordan Trimble; Luzana
Venzor; Julie White; and, Lasavia
Willaims.
Silver (100 stars or points)
Alyke Baker; Nailen Billie; Ash-
ley Boyd; Yesenia Castillo; Amber
Clark; Adileni Garcia-Montanez;
Gavino Guillen; Alexander Hernan-
dez-Serrano; Brandon Kennedy;
Kyle Kress; Chrishia McKinney; Levi
Morse; Alexandria Rennie; Maritzel
Roman; Bailey Rowe; Teresa Ruiz;
Norma Sanchez; Ricardo Sanchez-
Virto; Dakota Spells; Jessie Stewart;
Cortney Thornton; Kaylee Tinjero;
Aldan Tommie; Cristina Torres;
Layne Vargas; Daniela Vargas; Mar-
cos Vargas; Alexandro Vasquez-
Garcia; Vaneli Villegas-Baltazar;
and, Jason Zuniga.
Gold (125 stars or points)
Ridge Bailey; Tommy Bates;
Anthony Betancurt; Keely Billie;
Kyle Boney; Danesa Casares; Jose
Cervantes; Warren Cowles; Ashton
English; Phoebe Farris; Andrew
Fish; Madison Fisher; Kalysta
Fowler; Alicia Fudge; Alberto Gar-
cia; Thomas Garcia; Kyle Gosman;
Christian Hernandez; Kayla Huff;
Jacqueline Jaimes; Rylee Kirkey;
Cayla Kite; Taylor Miers; David
Montoya; Hannah Moore; Marseli-
no Olvera; Donald Padgett; Nathan
Palmer; Kyle Palmisano; Kano
Puente; Liliana Ramirez; Juan
Rebollo; Luis Rivera; Caitlin
Rubens; Raul Ruiz; Pedro Sanchez;
Margaret Santamarina; Briana
Tagle; Damon Thomas; Conner
Thomas; Joel Treadway; Mariah
Velez; and, Sha'Myra Williams.
Accelerated reader
Kyle Boney
Perfect attendance
Alyke Baker; Tavis Jumper;
Brandon Kennedy; Conner
Thomas; and, Aidan Tommie.
First grade:
Seminole Chiefs Award
Dalton Arnold; Ramiro Borja;
Karla Chavez; Berenice Elias-Gar-
cia; Saul Estrada; Mithcell Gaucin;
Leslie Gomez; Isidro Gomez;
Vivianna Gore-Martinez; Yesenia
Hernandez; Amy Holden; Jalynn
Jones; Lici Lara; Denise Lopez;
Danielle Martinez; Anjolie Meives;
Guadalupe Mojica; Brook O'Ha-
gan; Daniela Olvera; Juan Pacheco;
Julande Petion; Maria Pinon; Alexis
Pinon; Eduardo Plascencia; Cyn-
thia Rubio; Dora Santibanez; Layne
Thomas; Carissa Tripp; Lisa White;
and, Laquavius Williams.
ScoutAward
Kayla Alderman; Christyanna
Aldridge; David Arenas; Chloe
Chalfant; Michael Clark; Lisa Cook;
Kevin Crosby; John Drude; Rachael
Galvan; Anahi Gomez; Vivianna
Gore-Martinez; Flor Guerrero; Tony
Harlow; Jose Hernandez; Dustin
Hunt; Leon Jones; Sandy Leon;
Anthony Mandujano; Janelle
Markham; Chassidy Martinez;
Alyssa Matheny; Claudia Moya;
Maria Pinon; Portia Rowe; Diego
Salcedo; Cierra Schoonmaker;
Aliza Speed; Camryn Thomas; and,
Aiyana Tommie
Honor Roll Ain math All Year
Amy Holden; Kevin Karpinski;
Gage Leach; Janelle Markham;
Brook O'Hagan; Eduardo
Plascencia; and, Camryn
Thomas.
HonorRollAinreadingAllYear
Karla Chavez; Mitchell Gaucin;
Amy Holden; Kevin Karpinski;
Danielle Martinez; Mackenzie
Miers; Anayeli Montoya; Brook
O'Hagan; Alexis Pinon; Eduardo
Plascencia; Rosa Ponce; Portia
Rowe; Camryn Thomas; Aiyana
Tommie;and, Victoria Vaughn.
Accelerated reader (One per
class)
Michael Clark; Saul Estrada;
Kevin Karpinski; Sandy Leon;
Denise Lopez; and, Brook O'Ha-
gan.
Accelerated reader (Top three -
Grade Level)
Sandy Leon; Anayeli Montoya;
and, Rosa Ponce.


100 Book Challenge 600 plus
Steps
Janelle Markham; and, Daniela
Olvera.
Perfect attendance
Ivess Baker; Elijah Billie; Lisa
Cook; Kevin Crosby; Jose Hernan-
dez; Leon Jones;
Anthony Mandujano;
Guadalupe Mojica; Camryn
Thomas; and, Aiyana Tommie.
Second grade
Seminole Chiefs Award


Jose Aguirre; Julie Arnold;
Marcelo Baltazar; Bethany Billie;
Brandon Brown; Dania Castel-
lanos; James Cummings; Adan
Delacruz; Wade Ebanks; Jesse
Entwistle; Jacob Farris; Sheldon
Garcia; Saira Gazga; Josianne Grif-
fin; Nickolas Harthorne; Brenda
Hendrix; Adrian Hernandez; Jesus
Jimenez; Ramiro Lara; Amanda
McDavid; Gerardo Mojica; Martha
Morse; Harry O'Hagan; Alyssa Pad-
gett; Ricky Perez; Jahnise Pizarro;
Lizeth Reyes; Julianna Richbourg;
Erik Santibanez; Jessica Smith;
Michael Srbek; James Thomas;
Trevor Thomas; Taeyahnis Wash-
ington; Mark Youmans; and Farrah
Young.
ScoutAward
Logan Basford; Emanuel Becer-
ril; Charlotte Birkett; Osiel Brito;
Brandon Brown; Riley Craig; Adan
Delacruz; Wade Ebanks:; Cheyenne
Fish; Lluvia Gallegos; Erik Garcia;
Jesus Garcia; Clarissa Gomez;
Matthew Guillen; Nickolas
Harthorne; Jesus Jimenez; Lazaro
Nunez; Rylee Osceola; Sean Osce-
ola; Sebastian Rebollo; Jasmine
Romero; Stephanie Sandoval;
Lanie Sedatol; Diamond Shore;
Stephanie Sippert; Jerry Smith;
Evan Soto; Bobbie Stewart;
Leonardo Torres; and, Mark
Youmans.
Honor Roll A in math all year
Morgan Bolan; Joshua Madri-
gal; Sean Osceola; Ricky Perez;
Jessieca Pittman; Justin Rogers;
Katty Runyon; and, Ezequiel Serra-
no.
Honor Roll A in reading all year
Jose Aguirre; Morgan Bolan;
Jesse Entwistle; Harry O'Hagan;
Sean Osceola; and, Jessieca
Pittman.
Accelerated Reader (One per
class)
Morgan Bolan; Harry O'Hagan;
Sean Osceola; Ricky Perez; Eze-
quiel Serrano; and, Laquavius
Williams.
Accelerated Reader (Top Three -
Grade Level)
Morgan Bolan; Verenice Leon;
and, Ricky Perez.
Terrific Kids Award
March: MarkYoumans
100 Book Challenge 600 plus
Steps:
Morgan Bolan; Genaro Garcia;
Gabriel Hernandez; Harry O'Ha-
gan; Ricky Perez; Erik Santibanez;
and, Hayley Swafford.
Spelling Bee
Morgan Bolan, Second Place
Hershey Track
Drayton Billie; Terrence Pryor;
Lanie Sedatol; Andrevius Stal-
worth; and, LaQuavius Williams.
PerfectAttendance All Year
Bethany Billie; Ruben Burgess;
Matthew Guillen; Adrian Hernan-
dez; Joshua Madrigal; Martha
Morse; Ricky Perez; Lizeth Reyes;
Lanie Sedatol, Jessica Smith; Hay-
ley Swafford; and, Trevor Thomas.
Third grade
Seminole Chief's Award
Manuel Acevedo; Clayton
Arnold; Yareli Baltazar; Christen
Bennett; Jeremy Butzin; West Can-
non; Adriana Carabajal; Daniela
Espinal; Jasmine Futch; Omar
Gazga; Ashlee Gopher; Leonardo
Hernandez; Marissa Hernandez;
Tyler Holland; Daniel Holland; Eliz-
abeth Johns; Tairra Johnson; Car-
olanne Lundy; Margarita Mares;
Guadalupe Medrano; Angelica
Medrano; Anjel Miller; Israel
Olvera; Francisco Pinon; Patricia
Ruiz; Julisa Sanchez; Maria
Sanchez; Aquanette Scott; Lahna
Sedatol; Adrionna Sheffield; Dez-
mon Shore; Catherine Trimble;
Mason Underhill; Justin
Wohlschlegel; and, Arthur
Woodruff.
ScoutAward
Manuel Acevedo, Justin Boyd;
Chris Bryant; Kelli Chapman; Emily
Crews; Jonisha Dieudonne; Jade-
. lynn Estes; Crystal Estrada-Hernan-
dez; Ethan Farris; Antawyn Fludd;
Robert Fudge; Edwin Garcia;
Michael Garcia; Omar Gazga;
George Gomez; Jorden Jewell;
Jaron Johns; Sarah Joiner; Kyle
Jones; Darian Kessler; Francisco
Mandujano; Daniela Mojica;
Nathan Ochoa; Yopalakiyo Osceo-
la; Francisco Pinon; Alfredo Rente-
ria; Elida Ruiz; Jordan Ruse; Oreste
Salazar; Dezmon Shore; Lisvett
Vega; and Justin Wohlschlegel.
Merit Honor Roll
Christen Bennett; Omar Car-
rera; Ashley Carter; Kelli Chapman;
Alexander Clifford; Shelby Cog-
gans; Michael Garcia; Ashlee
Gopher; Joel Henriquez-Conejo;
Leonardo Hernandez; Kacy
Hutchinson; Elizabeth Johns;
Harley Johns; Antonio Landaverde;
Carolanne Lundy; Margarita Mares;
Steven Martinez; Jacen Meives;
Trista Osceola; Karina Salcedo;
Julisa Sanchez; Jayce Smith; and,
Catherine Trimble.
Teacher's Honor Roll


Jeremy Butzin; West Cannon;
Jessica Cason; Lisette Medrano;
Jesus Plascencia, Jr.; Patricia Ruiz;
Alicia Santos; Aquanette,Scott; and,
Jeri Sharpe.
Principal's Honor Roll
Emily Crews; and, Donovan
Osceola.
Perfect Attendance All Year
Deliah Carrillo; Isaac Garcia;
Ashlee Gopher; Jesus Jimenez;
and, Patricia Ruiz.
Student Council
Christen Bennett; Michael Gar-
V


cia; Shelby Goggans; Ashlee
Gopher; Jaron Johns; Elizabeth
Johns; Isaiah Martinez; Lisette
Medrano; Karol-Lynn Nealis; and,
Lisvette Vega.
Spelling Bee
Emily Crews-First Place
Hershey Track
Onesha Brown; Daniela Mojica;
Trista Osceola; Yopalakiyo Osceola;
and, LahnaSedatol.
Accelerated Reader (One Per
Class)
Kelli Chapman; Isaac Garcia;
Tairra Johnson; Lisette Medrano;
Aquanette Scott; and, Arthur
Woodruff.
Accelerated Reader (Top Three-
Grade Level
Kelli Chapman; Trevon Liv-
ingston; and, Aquanette Scott.
Academic Excellence
Jessica Cason; Alexander Clif-
ford; Shelby Coggans; Emily
Crews; Ashlee Gopher; Leonardo
Hernandez; Carolanne Lundy;
Lisette Medrano; Jesus Plascencia,
Jr.; Donovan Osceola; Alicia San-
tos; and, Aquanette Scott.
100 Book Challenge 600 plus
Steps
Kelli Chapman; Crystal Estrada-
Hernandez; Isaias Gonzalez;
Leonardo Hernandez; Elizabeth
Johns; Steven Mataushek; Maria
Olvera; Elida Ruiz; and, Aquanette
Scott.
Fourth grade
Seminole Chiefs Award
' Devin Adams-Roback; Justice
Baker; Alyssia Boldin; Ashton
Clark; Larissa Cortez; Randy
Dumont; Richard Garza; Concep-
cion Gomez; Summer Holland;
Anthony Johns; Laura Mataushek;
Britney Padgett; Austin Parker;
Lexus Parker; Shayla Pendrey;
Daniel Rodriguez; Samantha
Rebollo; Brady Rogers; Maria Ruiz;
Catalina Vargas; Yolanda Vasquez;
Latayshia Williams; and, Jorge
Zungia.
Scout (Effort) Award
Abraham Baltazar; Joseph


Brown; Ashton Clark; Elizabeth
Diaz; Vincent Filsaime; Ailyn Gar-
cia; Tonya Hager; Kimberly Harris;
Deveon Jones; Ramon Martinez;
Fermin Olvera; Britney Padgett;
Celia Palacios; Ricardo Perez;
Samantha Rebollo; Kristal Rich-
bourgh; Carlos Rivera; Christopher
Samuels; Julie Sharpe; Layton
Thomas; Noe Valdez; Mirizzi Vil-
lalobos; Cody Watkins; Latayshia
Williams; and, Sha'DajiaWilliams.
Terrific Kids March
Abraham Baltazar; Ailyn Garcia;
Concepcion Gomez; Sedrick Hen-
derson; Tyler Rush; and, Latayshia
Williams.
Terrific Kids April
Julissa Baltazar; Elizabeth Diaz;
Ramon Martinez; Kristal Rich-
bourgh; and, Layton Thomas.
Terrific Kids May
Ashton Clark; Randy Dumont;
Erik Gaitan; Britney Padgett; and,
NoeValdez.
Merit Honor Roll
Lewis Gopher; Teddy Gross-
man; Tonya Hager; Alejandro
Jaimez; Anthony Johns; Keri
Pascarella; Rachel Peterson;
Maria Ruiz; Julie Sharpe; and, Jorge
Zungia.
Teacher's Honor Roll
Alyssia Boldin; Erik Gaitan; and,
Celia Palacios.
Perfect Attendance
Julissa Baltazar; Larissa Cortez;
Odalis Garcia; Lewis Gopher;
Sevda Krayeva; Daniel Rodriguez;
and, Fidel Serrano.
Student Council
Julissa Baltazar; Alyssia Boldin;
Odalis Garcia; Laura Mataushek;
Rachel Peterson; Krystal Richburg;
Daniel Rodriguez; Maria Ruiz;
Christian Torres; Latayshia
Williams; and, Jorge Zuniga.
Hersey Track
Brianna Billie; Anthony Johns;
Delaney Osceola; Kayla Smith; Lay-
ton Thomas; and,
ShaDajia Williams.
Accelerated Reader (one per
class)
Omar Garza; Alejandro Jaimez;


Maria Ruiz; Christian Torres; and,
YolandaVasquez.
Accelertaed Reader (top three-
grade level
Maria Ruiz; Christian Torres;
and Jorge Zuniga.
Academic Excellence
Erik Gaitan; Lewis Gopher; Ale-
jandro Jaimez; Anthony Johns;
Celia Palacios; and, Rachel Peter-
son.
100 Book Challenge 600 plus
Steps
Laura Mataushek; Shayla Pen-
drey; Tyler Rush; Christopher
Samuels; Ana Sanchez; and, Kayla
Smith.
Fifth grade
Seminole Chiefs Award
Danny Bohannon; Taylor
Boyett; Amanda Cannon; Pete
Cervantes; Ashli Clemons; Rafe
Fisher; Maritza Hernandez;
Leanne McClure; Summer Nast;
Eduardo Nunez; Jessi Osceola;
Serena Padgett; Paola Prado;
Eidrit Renteria; Daniel Serrano;
Brent Smith; R.J. Thomas; Jessica
Thornton; Codi Town; Ivetee
Vega; and, Lakendra Williams.
Scout (Effort) Award'
Odon Benitez; Autumn
Blevins; Jamie Bruner; Jorge Gal-
legos; Adolfo Gomez; Cody Grif-
fith: Veronica Ingram; Maribel
Martinez; Viviana Martinez;
Roman Mattson; Miriam Mojica;
Julio Olvera; Hayley Palmisano;
Sarah Piroli; Karla Ralpirez; Felipe
Soto; Summer Stripling; Natasha
Sullivan; Lacey Thomas; and
Ivetee Vega.
Terrific Kids March
Fernando Gonzalez; Sarah
Piroli; Randy Shore; and, Felipe
Soto.
Terrific Kids April
Marcus Aguirre; Rosa Borja;
Jose Duran; Leanne McClure; and,
Marc Tijerina.
Terrific Kids May
Kiylier Baker; Ana Huerta;
Samantha Sebrell; Lacey Thomas;
and, Codi Town.


Merit Honor Roll
Jose Duran; Jorge Gallegos;
Cody Griffith; Maritza Hernandez;
Ana Huerta; Julianne Meives; Adri-
an Minondo; Sarah Piroli; Lucas
Richey; Antwonette Scott; and,
Acealyn Youngblood.
Teacher's Honor Roll
Cody Dunn
Principal's A Honor Roll
Pete Cervantes
Perfect Attendance AllYear
Taylor Boyett; Kiylier Baker;
Ivetee Vega; Kirsten Doney; Jorge
Gallegos; Julio
Olvera; and Summer Stripling.
Student Council
Kiylier Baker; Taylor Boyett;
Kirsten Doney; Ezequiel Gomez;
Brian Guerrero; Roman Mattson;
Eduardo Nunez; Antwonette Scott;
and, Felipe Soto.
Spelling Bee
Taylor Boyett, third place
Hershey Track
Kiylie Baker; Danny Bohannan;
Rosa Borja; Travis Cornelius;
Maude Gopher; Anna Huerta;
Michael Lewis; Seth McWhorter;
Adrian.Minondo; Alex Nunez; Mar-
shall Tommie; and, LaKendra
Williams.
Safety Patrol
Kiylier Baker; Taylor Boyett;
Ramon Mattson; Julianne Meives;
Jessi Osceola; and, Felipe Soto.
Accelerated Reader (one per
class)
Maritza Hernandez; Veronica
Ingram; Sarah Piroli; Lucas Richey;
and, Antwonette Scott.
Accelerated Reader Medal
(top three grade level
Oscar Pelayo; Sarah Piroli; and,
Antwonette Scott.
Academic Excellence
Pete Cervantes; Cody Dunn;
Jorge Gallegos; and, Julianne
Meives.
100 Book Challenge 600 plus
Steps
Odon Benitez; Rosa Borja; Fer-
nando Gonzalez; Maritza Hernan-
dez; Ana Huerta; Natasha Sullivan;
Marc Tijerina; and, Andrea Torres.


Hamrick Memorial Scholarship
Three students received Hamrick Memorial Scholarships at the May 17 annual Okeechobee High School scholarship pre-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 fo or will sep.
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


CAT- Found 3 legged cat.
(863)357-3225
DOG, male, north of Ft Drum,
white w/black.
(863)697-8948
HOUND MIX, female, near
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BUFFET ATTENDANT-Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyearround
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15,2007
$9.00 per hour
SERVERS- clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary, HiringAM & 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.



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA ii 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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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
TaxPreparation 315




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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Servicees435



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-7637675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423,


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, Unens I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VWRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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 11 v, 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


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


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


I iL i

HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724



ROMANCE BOOKS (50) Har-
lequin & Sillouhette books
$10 or will trade for same.
(863)763-1059



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.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WOOD SEALANT: Behr Plus
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep. (863)697-2032


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


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


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.
CPU's (5) Monitors (5), vari-
ous components. (2) laptops
Priced $75-$250 Call
863-763-8391
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (863)674-0212


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
(863)357-0709
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
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.
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
FUTON CHAIR: $50.
(863)357-7136 '
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
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
LR SET: Complete, couch, 2
chairs w/ ottomans, coffee
table, 2 end tables & 2
lamps. $300.863-763-8906
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
(561)844-1942..
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
SHOT GUN, 12 gage, pump,
Remington, $200.
502-931-8101
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



PROPANE TANK: 100 Ibs, 2
years old, over 12 full. $60.
63-763-2232


PENDANT LIGHTS (3) all for
$55 or will sell separate
(863)763-1884
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
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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


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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


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-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
HurrOnly a Few Lefti
(863)467-0831


OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
(863)223-2091


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JJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls I
Ernest Lancaster (18631634-2044


WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451


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, blk/tan, male, 7
month old. 5 Ibs. $200.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBe le area.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 11/2
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
IMPERIAL SHIH TZU: 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
PIT BULL PUPPY, 3 mo. old,
male w/health certificate.
$300. (863)673-2314
POODLE, White, 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
SCOOTER: Electric, SunL, with
charger, new. $175.
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


PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
(863)673-0700
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remote!!!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
i reat, good condition!!!
425.863-634-5471
RCA XLI00, 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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fred/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



APPALOOSA GELDING 5


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



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 502HP, 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150. 850-758-7103
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






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



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.


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
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)/75-6579
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 refss (561)346-4692


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12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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


Mobile Homes

Mobile 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 1br/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ft RV/BA $475/mo. ncl. 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



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


MOBILE HOME: Ounil, 5+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $6500. 2
MONTHS FREE LOT RENT.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
furn, many extras, new
CA/Heat, 40' decked screen
rm, 40' carport, 12x12 shed
w/W&D, in adult park on dm
canal $25,000.863-357-1784

Recreation

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



AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable. (863)763-4680
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: 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


GMC '79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out.
(863)612-5676
HUNTING CAMPER, 5th
wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500.
(863)227-0029



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HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
(863)674-0898/517-1019
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
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500.1(863)261-4633
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
15-353-3032 Lawrence


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


CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/I.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Conyv. 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
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
good, 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
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942



CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100K mis. $2200.
(863)673-2314


Automobiles

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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


SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
le61t 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
CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883
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)634-9696 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
TOOL BOXES (2)1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
(863)528-4444
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88- 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492


CHEVY S10 2001, Club Cab
LS, Runs great! 5 spd.
$6500. Call (863)261-6425
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
(863)467-6238
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs great! $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
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

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FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$2500 or best offer. Call
(863)699-2971.
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shoJtbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
(863)612-0938
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, 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


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


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


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DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
1900. (863)885-1929.

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




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-105
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT ARTHUR HAWK, SR.,
a/k/a ALBERT A. HAWK, SR.,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order or
Summary Administration has been en-
tered In the estate of ALBERT ART ARTHUR
HAWK, SR., a/k/a ALBERT A. HAWK,
SR., Deceased, File Number 2007-
CP-105, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312 N.W.
3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the total cash value
of the estate Is $2,390.68; that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
ALBERT A. HAWK, JR.,
258 Radio Avenue
Miller Place, New Yorkh11764
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having clalmd or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the firs
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
OATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication is JUNE
5,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Albert A. Hawk, Jr.
258 Radio Avenue
Miller Place, New York 11764
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY RA.
PO. Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
.(863) 763-3825
By: TomW.Conely, Ill
Floida Bar No. 096482
215938 ON 6/5,12/2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-CP-97
IN RE: The Estate of
AUDLEY M. MORGAN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of AUD-
LEY M. MORGAN, Deceased, whose
date of death was March 1,2007, and
whose social security number is
192-24-5779, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Oivision, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
TE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notce is May 29,2007.
LINDA LOU WEIR
Personal Representative
317 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY:JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street
PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863) 763-3131
a ear No.: 0261521
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Community Events


Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students
Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the
ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug 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 Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and an application, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

,Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pageant
will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the Okee-
chobee 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 toehold 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..

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained
from Debi at (863)' 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

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.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked
to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Peterson,
class president, at ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you
after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or
would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a schol-
arship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to
any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be
mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser
Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni
Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.


Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in th'e household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Com-
munity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are avail-
able.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 orna-
ment will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is avail-
able. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the
same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the fol-
lowing members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

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


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

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

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors, of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and
other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of
donated items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women
in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Canal work
The Coquina Water Control District was working on deepening and narrowing Canal E on Friday, June 1. Canal E is the
easternmost canal belonging to Coquina and is located on The Prairie.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled its
June 14, 2007 regular session to convene on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
in County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee
Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Com-
missioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
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 Debra Lewis or Lynn Shan, no later than two (2)
working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you are heanng
or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
215810 ON 6/5/07




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