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Vol. 98 No. 157 Wednesday, June 6, 2007 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Today's meetings
The Coalition for Responsi-
ble Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and
Calooshatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon will meet
at 10 a.m. at the Shrine Club on
S.R. 78W
SThe Treasure Coast Council
of Local Governments will
meet at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St., at 10a.m.
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 low volume 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. '
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 433
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

8.98 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.61 feet


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Lake group to discuss flow way


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Even in this time of record low
lake levels, there is discussion
about what to do with excess
lake water.
When the County Coalition
for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie
and Caloosahatchee Estuaries
and Lake Worth Lagoon meets
Wednesday, June 6, in Okee-
chobee they will be discussing
Plan 6, a controversial plan that


would send excess lake water
south through the .Everglades
Agricultural Area (EAA) rather
than sending it east and west
through the estuaries.
The collation is made up of
commissioners representing
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry,
Glades, Highlands, Osceola and
Polk count ties.
In recent years, during times
of high lake levels, residents of
the east and west coasts of Flori-
da have protested excess lake


water being discharged through
the Caloosahatchee River and
the St. Lucie Canal. This excess
fresh water upsets the salinity
balance of the water near the
east and west coast.
The proposed flow way
would cover about 230 square
miles about one-fifth of the
EAA. The flow way would start
two miles north of the Bolles
Canal, an east-west canal near
South Bay, and vary in width
from 7.2 miles to 13.1 miles. It
would be 22.5 miles long with a


capacity of 6,600 cubic feet per
second. The existing east levee
of the Miami Canal and the west
levee of the North New River
Canal would serve as levees for
the flow way.
The coalition heard discus-
sion on the issue at their meet-
ing on March 1 and voted to
hear more information from the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE) and South Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
before taking any action.
John Marshall, of the Arthur


If you go
What: Coalition for Responsible
Management c f Lake Okeechobee,
Sl Lucie and Calooshalchee
E Mluanes and Lake Worth Lagoon
When: Thursday June 7 10 a.m.
Where: Shrine Club. S R. 78 W.

Marshall Foundation, a non-
profit organization dedicated to
Everglades restoration, will be
there to champion the cause for
See Lake Page 2


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The Horse Day Camp has
joined the ranks of summer pro-
grams in Okeechobee and is cur-
rently under way at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center.
This three-week camp teaches
children from ages 8 to 17 an
array of horse-related skills rang-
ing from the basics of riding and
caring for horses to roping and
identifying horse breeds.
"The children are divided into
groups and go to lessons in the
mornings," said Debbie
Clements, the 4-H agent that leads
the camp. "We have some really
good instructors that are skilled in
the horse disciplines."
Some of the instructors are
volunteers, others are profession-
als.
During the mornings children
learn important lessons on how
to care for horses and how to
identify them. After lunch those
same children will learn how to
ride a horse.
Morning classes will vary daily,
including lessons on horse
breeds, saddle types and parts,
and horse anatomy. During the
lessons children receive hand
outs and take part in hands-on
See Camp Page 2


Megan Mullin and Sarah Davis, members of the expert
rider class at Horse Day Camp, warm up before riding
practice on June 5 at the Agri-Civic Center.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County will
soon be receiving some unex-
pected funds from the Federal
Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA). Howev-
er, county administrator George
Long believes that more money
in addition to this amount will
be forthcoming from FEMA.
On Monday, June 4, the
office of U. S. Senator Bill Nel-
son announced that the senator
was instrumental in the passage
of recent legislation to pay the
entire cost of hurricane recovery
projects tied to the 2005 hurri-


cane season.
Previously, FEMA had been
paying 75 percent of the cost
tied to hurricanes Dennis, Katri-
na and Rita and 90 percent of
the cost of Wilma. The remain-
der was split between state and
local governments.
The senator's office
announced that Okeechobee
County would be receiving
$40,082.75. Glades County will
be receiving $95,398.50 and
Hendry County will be receiving
$713,276.54. A total of an addi-
tional $3.86 million is headed
See FEMA-Page 2


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Community Events . .4
Crossword ........ .16
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV .............. .17
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County leader addresses


Rotarians on tax reform


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians heard from the
Okeechobee county administra-
tor George Long on Tuesday,
June 5, at their weekly luncheon
concerning the upcoming spe-
cial session on property tax
relief and reform that will con-
vene Tuesday, June 12.
At this point no one knows
what will come out of that ses-
sion, but administrators like Mr.
Long and city administrator
Brian Whitehall are beginning
to crunch their prospective
numbers and look at the many
different scenarios.
In an attempt to reduce
property taxes, state lawmakers
are holding this special session
to decide exactly what mecha-
nism should be put in place to
make this happen.


Mr. Long spoke about the
possibility of the drastic budget-
ary changes that would have to
occur in response to a reduction
in property taxes, which funds
much of the local government
throughout the state.
While many ideas have been
proposed, each have had their
own pros and cons, with the
cons dramatically affecting
smaller communities.
According to Mr. Long, he
and several members of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners met
with legislators to voice their
concerns about how their
action with this property tax
reform will affect Okeechobee.
They want the legislators to be
able to make an informed deci-
sion with input from the individ-
ual counties and cities that will
be affected by such a change.


The county encouraged
them to try to come up with a
proposal that would be effective
in the reformation respect but
still livable for everyone con-
cerned, including local govern-
ments in Florida.
Proposals are being formed
by the Joint Select Committee
on Property Tax Relief and
Reform, which is made up of
legislators from both the state
House and the Senate.
According to a Mr. Long, the
current proposal will be done
through statutory and constitu-
tional amendments. Depending
on the proposal accepted by
both branches of state govern-
fnent, cities and counties could
be required to cut their property
taxes. The level of those cuts
will be based on a formula tied
See Reform Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee county administrator George Long spoke to the
Rotarians on Tuesday, June 5, about the upcoming property
tax relief and reform that will be decided in a special legislative
session beginning Tuesday, June 12.


Horse Day Camp: Riding, roping and more


Some members of the Beginner-Intermediate class at the Horse Day Camp (left to
right) Jennifer Heil, Josie Pearce and Lance Nipper warm their horses up prior to rid-
ing them on June 5.

Camp teaches horse-handling


County will




get $40,000



from FEMA


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2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 6, 2007,.


City to hold public hearing at OHS


The City of Okeechobee gives
notice that it shall hold a public
hearing before the City Council
in Special Session on Thursday,
June 7, 2007, at 6 p.m.
Due to the attendance of citi-
zens at the Planning Board Meet-
ing on this matter, the Special
Session will be held at the Okee-
chobee High School Auditorium,
2800 N. U.S. 441, Okeechobee,
Fla.
The only items to be consid-
ered on the agenda are:
Comprehensive Plan Large
Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 07-
CII-001, submitted by Attorney
John Cassels on behalf of Joe


Lake

Continued From Page 1
a southern flow way.
COE and SFWMD representa-
tives will be speaking against the
issue.
The plan had been previously
rejected by COE prior to the
adoption of the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Project.
The estimated cost of acquir-
ing the additional land for this
project is $560 million. The
Rivers Coalition, a coalition of a
number of organizations inter-
ested in protecting the environ-
ment, estimates that this is about


Camp
Continued From Page 1
learning.
"Students take care of their
own horses. They groom it, sad-
dle it and muck out the stalls,"
said Mrs. Clements. "Even those
students without horses learn
how to care for them and learn
how to ride."
While most of the students
provide their own horse, it is not
.required that they- have one.
There are a few extras provided


Reform

Continued From Page 1
to their past taxing performance.
A cap on future property taxes
will ensure that government can-
not grow faster than personal
income.
While an extraordinary vote to
increase taxes is not easy to
obtain, local governments may
override the cap and the cuts by
an extraordinary vote. This would
require a 4-of-5 vote to pass such
an increase above the cap.
According to this new propos-
al, Mr. Long stated that "every cat-
egory of property taxpayers will
benefit from the mandatory tax
cut and cap."
Mr. Long went on to explain
that a constitutional amendment
to further tax relief will include the
Save Our Homes program, and
the homestead exemption will be
replaced with a new homestead
exemption based on the value of
the homesteaded property. The


Rasco, for property owners, 15th
Street Homes, LLC/Montebello
13, LLC, Joint Venture. "The
Lakehouse" amending 63.78
acres of vacant unplatted prop-
erty from Single-Family Residen-
tial to Multi-Family Residential
located between Southwest
Sixth Street and Southwest 15th
Street.
Narrative (text) changes to
the Future Land Use Element.
Narrative (text) changes to
the Capital Improvements.
A complete copy of the above
items may be obtained at the
Office of the City Clerk, 55 S.E.
Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Fla.
(863) 763-3372 ext. 215.


one-third of the amount that
would be needed for the deep
storage wells that are currently
planned for excess water stor-
age.
The COE's position is that
because of soil subsistence in
the EAA, it would hold water like
a bowl and excess water from a
southern flow way would have
to be pumped out of it into the
Everglades.
Mr. Marshall says that some
pumping will be necessary, but
that will not be a problem.
He stated that Plan Six would
more than double the size of cur-
rent STAs to the south, and
improve the quality of water sent
to the Everglades.


by camp counselors.
After the first week, which is
geared toward beginners, the rid-
ing lessons will advance in diffi-
culty. The second weeks riding
lessons will teach the children a
more elegant style of riding
which will include dressage, cut-
ting and English riding.
In the final week of camp the
participating children will learn
how to take part in rodeo-style
events like goat tying and roping.
Each Friday the children will
have the opportunity to put what
they have learned to the test as
they compete against other chil-


framework will reflect a tiered
percentage approach.
The few property owners that
would have greater benefits
under the current Save Our
Homes Amendment would be
grandfathered in to the greatest
extent allowed by law.
All existing constitutional
exemptions based on special cir-
cumstances such as those for
disabled veterans would
remain in effect.
Due to this reform proposal
being targeted toward past taxing
performance, Mr. Long stated that
it will be an advantage to Okee-
chobee County and those entities
like Okeechobee who have
strived to lower the taxes over the
years. In that respect, those that
have not raised taxes would
receive a smaller amount of tax
cut than those who have raised
taxes.
Mr. Long stated that the gist of
it could be explained that "the
higher assessed property value,
the more percentage will be
taxed; the lower the assessed


The purpose of the public
hearing is to consider what items
(listed above) will be forwarded
to the Department of Communi-
ty Affairs for review.
All members of the public are
encouraged to attend and partic-
ipate in said hearing.
Please take notice and be
advised that if any person desires
to appeal any decision made by
the City Council with respect to
any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person
will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the


"Restoring the natural south-
ward flow of the Everglades
ecosystem is absolutely critical
to restoring the Everglades and
saving the St. Lucie estuary from
ruin," states a report on Plan 6
by the Rivers Coalition. "A flow
way provides an array of benefits
such as conveyance, storage and
cleansing even recreation."
Assuming that 400,000 acres
could be flooded, SFWMD main-
tains that there would still have
to be releases to the estuaries
during wet years. In consecutive
wet years the SFWMD maintains
that storage areas would be full
after the first year and not avail-
able during successive wet
years.


dren in their riding group and are
ranked as to their performance.
"Some of the contest will be
games, boot races, rope tie, but
then some will also be on show-
manship," said Mrs. Clements.
This is the first Horse Day
Camp that the 4-H has held. It
.was made possible by a grant
through Child Services and the
help of the Ag Center, as well as
the 4-H. The 4-H will also host the
17th session of H20 camp that
will begin Monday.
"This was a joint effort
between Brian Trimble (FFA
sponsor at Osceola), Lindsay


property value, the less percent-
age will be taxed." This would
spread the cost to the property
owners who can afford to have
the higher assessed properties
and pay more taxes.
According to Mr. Long, the
cuts would be assessed how-
ever great or small in the nor-
mal budget process where they
look at the budget from a graduat-
ing perspective beginning with
the most essential services to the
non-essential services.
Therefore, even though the
emergency services of law
enforcement and fire protection
would take their share of cuts,
they would not take the full brunt
of the cuts. These cuts would
trickle all the way down to the
non-essential services as well.
Okeechobee will be hosting
the Treasure Coast Council of
Local Governments meeting on
Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,
where State Representative
Richard Machek (D-Dist. 78),


FEMA


Continued From Page 1
toward Florida.
When contacted, Okeechobee
County commissioners Elvie
Posey, Clif Betts and Noel Chan-
dler, as well as Mr. Long, were
unaware of the recent appropria-
tion. Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell was unavailable for comment
and Commissioner Ray Domer
had not returned a call by newspa-
per deadline.
However, Mr. Long said he
expected more money from FEMA
in addition to the $40,000. He said
there are still several more storm
related repairs that have not yet
been completed. When they are


testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Amer-
icans with Disability Act (ADA)
and Florida Statutes 286.26, per-
sons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Lane Gamiotea
no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at
(863) 763-3372 ext. 215; if hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD
1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-
447-5620 (TTY).
James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamiotea,
CMC, City Clerk


Mr. Marshall contends that a
southern flow way would lessen
the need for discharges to the
estuaries.
The COE maintains that the
flow of water would not be suffi-
cient in wet times because the
area could not take any more
water, or too little in dry times
because there would be no
water to send south.
The collation is scheduled to
consider adoption of a resolu-
tion requesting federal and state
governments to give serious
consideration to Plan 6.
The coalition will also be
receiving reports on the present
condition of Lake Okeechobee.


Houpt (4-H program assistant),
Jason Peirce and myself," said
Mrs. Clements.
There are also a number of
teen advisors that volunteer for
the camp. The teenagers receive
community service hours for
their time that go toward earning
them college scholarships.
"There are still spots open for
more children if they want to sign
up. Some of the students signed
up for one week some for all
three," said Mrs. Clements.
For more information, contact
the 4-H extension office at 763-
6469 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


State Representative Frank
Attkisson (R-Dist. 79), State Rep-
resentative Ralph Poppell (R-Dist.
29) and State Representative Stan
Mayfield (R-Dist. 80) are expected
to attend.
In other Rotarian business,
they encouraged members to
support the Boy Scouts of Ameri-
ca through the Williamson Cattle
Company barbeque which is
being held on June 12. For addi-
tional information, contact
Tammy Jansen at (863) 447-1189.
The Wichita, Kans., Rotarians
expressed their appreciation to
the Okeechobee Rotarians for
their service-above-self for donat-
ing $1,000 to the tornado victims
in Greensburg, Kans., stating in a
letter that "service above self
means helping people you may
never meet in a place you may
never visit."
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completed, the bills will be sub-
mitted to FEMA.
The way the system works, he
said, is if local government and
FEMA can agree on the compensa-
tion for a certain repair FEMA
immediately pays that money.
However, if there is disagreement
as to the cost FEMA payment is
withheld until the repair is com-
pleted. Then, the bills are submit-
ted to FEMA.
Mr. Long said this money
would go -.into the county's.
reserves to replace reserve funds
that had been expended on hurri-
cane repairs.
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Community Events


Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participat-
ing in an American Red Cross Hero's Day on Saturday, June 16, from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale will be open that day and we will
also be doing car washes, as well as selling bake goods. All pro-
ceeds for the day will benefit the local American Red Cross.

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children
ages 3 years to fifth grade to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through
God's word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This summer our
church will be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God in a
fun, loving and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at (863)
763-5042.
Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-
registration is not mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-
off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic
first aid class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.


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.
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.
Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering Vaca-
tion Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The
school will be held Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from
6 until 9 p.m. For information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.


News Briefs

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.
Healthy Start accepts care proposal
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
Coalition has accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County Health
Department for Care Coordination services starting July 1, 2007,
through June 30,2008.
For information contact the coalition office at 575 S.W 28th St., dr
call (863) 462-5877.
Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-,
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups, church
groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any"
legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chapter.
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on raising
$25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end of June. The'
funds will be used to support Red Cross services in Okeechobee Coun-;
ty such as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military
communications, first aid, CPR training and disaster preparedness for''.
the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000 for-
the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manag-;
er, at (863) 763-2488.
Health Dept. offers tobacco program
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Health Department;
(OCHD) is offering a Tobacco Prevention and Education Program for'
the community.
The purpose of the program is to reduce adult and youth tobacco,
use, and provide tobacco resources to residents, businesses and com-
munity organizations in the county.
Freedom from smoking classes will be held every Tuesday at the!
Okeechobee County Health auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 462-5781.

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Wednesday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunder- -
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from-
the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the south at 5 to 10 mph-;
in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance bf evening -
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The'-
wind will be from the south around 5 mph, shifting to the west
after midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunder-'`
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from'..
the east around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening,
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s."
The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Partly sunny, with isolated afternoon showers and thun- ,
derstorms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 20
percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with the low around 70.


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South Tropicana Speech winners
South Elementary had four students to place in the county Tropicana Speech Contest held at the Freshman Campus on
Tuesday, May 1, 2007..The winners (left to right) are Brittany Milrot, David Blount, Caleb Bockoras, and Michael Daniel.
Brittany Milrot, daughter of Kelly and Steve Milrot, placed fourth in her division. She is a fourth grade student in Deanna
Brewer's class. The title of her speech was "Family Vacation to Relaxation." David Blount, a fifth grade student in Ms. Han-
blen's class, place fourth in his division. He is the son of Crystal and Lamar Blount. The title of his speech was, "May Cats."
Caleb Bockoras, a fifth grade student in Ms. Hamblen's class, placed second in his division. The title of his speech was
"Stage Fright." He is the son of Lisa and David Bockoras. Michael Daniel, a fourth grade student in Deanna Brewer's class,
placed first in his division. He is the son or Sheri and Dewey Daniel. The title of his speech was 'Just Like Dad!"


Obituaries


John David Hicks
John David "J.D." Hicks, 71, of
Anthony, died Wednesday, May 30,
2007, in Gainesville. He was born
Oct. 12, 1935, to William Dalton
and Minnie Ellen (Locks) Hicks, in
Wauchula and was a former resi-
dent of Lorida. He was a contractor
in the construction business and
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy,
serving from 1956-1960.
He is survived by his daughter,
Lucy Rene Falck of Reddick; sisters,
Artie Conley of Anthony and
Midget Johnson of Lorida; broth-
ers, Pee Wee Hicks of Lorida and
Roy Hicks of Tavares; three grand-
children; and, two great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation with family and
friends will be held Friday, June 8,
2007, from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral home
in Sebring.
: Graveside services will be held
Saturday, June 9, 2007, at 11 a.m. at
Basinger Cemetery.
; Arrangements are being han-
dled by Stephenson-Nelson Funer-
al Home, Sebring.
Joanna Covault
Joanna Covault, 80, of Okee-
chobee, died May 18, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Covault
was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Fletcher,
Ohio to Cleveland and Ora Covault.
Si-e was a homemaker and
worked in retail department stores
as! well as Albertson's Grocery
Stdre.
Mrs. Covault was preceded in
dgath by her companion, George
Lyons.
L She is survived by her nine chil-
drin, Sharon Kay Woodhouse of
Ohio, Ronald Ratliff of Minnesota,
Cathy Gager of Tennessee, Mary
Joe Ogelsbee of Ohio, Carol Bell of
Minnesota, Vernon Ratliff, Jr., Neta
Burk, both of Ft. Myers, Mary Sue
McQuin of Minnesota, and Linda
Einkstrom of Kansas; siblings,
Dora Smith, Jimmy Covault, Diz
Covault, Essie Pearson, Mary
Friend and Marty Covault; 30
grandchildren, 18 great grandchil-
dren; and, several nieces and
nephews.
Memorial service will be held
10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.


All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.

Christine Ann Caruso
Christine Ann Caruso, 48, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
June 2, 2007, at Raulerson Hos-
pital in Okeechobee. She was
born Sept. 25, 1958, in Boynton
Beach to John and Margeret
Rousseau and has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
15 years. She was a member of
St. Teresa's Catholic Church, the
Jaycees, Big Brothers-Big Sisters,
and the Red Cross. She enjoyed
participating in community proj-
ects through the Jaycees, hunt-
ing, fishing, and anything that
was fun.


Mrs. Caruso is survived by her
loving husband of 17 years,
Patrick J. Caru-
so, Sr.; son,
PatrickJ. Caru-
so, Jr. of Okee
er, Margeret
"Peggy"
Rousseau of
Boynton
Beach; broth-
ers, Bob Christine Ann
Rousseau of Caruso
Boynton Caruso
Beach; Jim
Rousseau of Brighton; and, sis-
ter, Sheila Rousseau Taylor of
Boynton Beach. In addition she
is survived by her father and
mother in-law, Anthony and
Mary Caruso of Ft. Pierce; broth-
er-in-law, Robert Taylor; sister-


in-law, Jayne Rousseau both of
Boynton Beach; and, many lov-
ing friends.
Visitation will be held on Fri-
day, June 8, 2007, from 4 until 7
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
Funeral service will be held in
St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 123
Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge
at 10 a.m. with interment follow-
ing at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to
the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas
75284-0692 or Arnold's Wildlife
Rehab Center, 14895 N.W. 30th
Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


IN MEMORY OF JERRY L. CURRY, JR. "BUBBA"
6-6-66 to 7-2-89
A.My daus roll into weeks.
The months into years.
SVith each lnoDent or dafy, I uish
Iou w 'ere here.
I pick upt your picture.
I gaz: upon your face
Your smile tells ine,
"AIOA." I'mn in a better place.
I thank our GOD your sltpring is over
I OUR BAITIE IS tON
Ahy heart still aches,
MAl arms reach out because you tare
missed so much, MAly Son
"Love, 'MAoo'"




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MAIL: This is in response to the comment in Saturday's paper.
I've done everything I was supposed to do. I got all my W-2 forms
back. The thing of it is, she shouldn't have come over here messing
with my mail after she put a restraining order on me keeping me 500
feet from her. I can't even see my kids. I still have the kid's Christmas
presents.

SKATING: Can somebody please build a skating rink in Okee-
chobee? It will give the kids something to do besides bowling and
arcade games.

BENEFITS: This is in response to the comment about the illegals
not being eligible for aid. They may not be eligible but their children
who were born here are considered U.S. citizens and they are eligi-
ble. The parents who are here illegally benefit through their chil-
dren. So you can't tell me that they don't get the benefits and they
don't get our taxpaying dollars, because they do. Their children
qualify, therefore they get it. If they have a family member that's here
and they get it they are supporting their brothers and sisters who are
over here. So in a roundabout way they do get it.

GAS: The county commissioners are trying to add a .5-cent tax
onto us when our gas is already so high we can't afford to drive to
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Community Events


OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 273.

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

Learning coalition sets meeting date
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okee-
chobee 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.

Local business women meeting set
The Okeechobee Business Women's Business Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, June 15, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30
a.m. and lunch will follow at noon. Maureen Burroughs of
Syble's and Linda Bridges of Big Lake Media will be the host-
esses. For information, call (863) 467-7100.

Wildlife center plans fundraiser
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual
summer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including pan-
thers, 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 directions, go to www.arnoldswildlife.org; or,
call (863) 763-4630.




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Class of '57
It was 50 years ago this June.
Most of us started together in
the first grade. It was a path of
friends, cousins, family and
loved ones.
That doesn't end.
We were joined together by
lots of prayers and many happy
memories.


Like going to Gilbert's The-
ater and the old Macks drive-in
where we filled the trunk of our
cars, popcorn and cokes.
Thursday night at the old
football field, cheerleading
practice, band practice and get-
ting ready for Friday night's
game. How we beat Pahokee 7-
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Our other hang outs were


Upcoming Events

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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W.
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
,interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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 welcorne. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
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 there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation 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 Buckhead 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
until 8 p.m.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 am. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at
(863) 763-6469.


The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-6869.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th Lane. For
information call (863) 634-4780.


Dairy Queen, Cleveland's Ice
Cream, Bertha's Drive In by the
railroad and Gladys' Restaurant.
Don't forget the old Women's
Club and dancing to that record
player and Elvis.
Many precious memories we
each made on our path of life.
Some sad and many great
ones that live on. Through it all
we shared it together. That's


called love love for a lasting
friendship.

Martin Vickers

PS. Members of the class of
'57 from first grade until gradu-
ation please contact Martin
Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba
Platt at (863) 763-8906, or Faith
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Community Events

Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N.,
will hold vacation Bible school June 6-8 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.

Church youth camp begins
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 6 and 7. The fee is $80 per camper and
,includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations of
food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, con-
tact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.

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.

Children's Council will meet June 7
The Children's Services Council's scheduled meeting of
Thursday, June 14, has been changed to Thursday, June 7, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Red Cross offers CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold an
adult CPR class on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2488.

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 servic-
es at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863)
467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the
American Red Cross Heroes campaign on Friday, June 8, from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m. at 500 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact
Melody Hodges at (863) 467-5330.

Storm preparedness lecture set for June 9
VFW Post #9528 Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will host
a hurricane preparedness lecture on Saturday, June 9, from
noon until 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be: Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul May; Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon; Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management Director Gene O'Neil;
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins; Angie
Snow Glades County Emergency Management 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, Junre 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 informa-
tion, 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 New-
house at (863) 763-6928.

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

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Mon-
day, 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 begin-
ning 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 session. There will be adult classes as well as
three children's classes for ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and
those 9 to 11. Childcare is available for babies and toddlers. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.

OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call
Keith Striping at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Everyone is wel-


come and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members
from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged
to attend and assist in developing the countywide prevention
plan. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-
9015.






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Submitted photos/Bill Black
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6 SPORTS


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CIS/Police Athletic League: First place winners
The Beef 0 Brady's team, managed by Saul Tijerina, finished in first place in the inaugural
Communities In Schools/Police Athletic League of Okeechobee, Inc. softball tournament.
Team members (front row, left to right) are: Jason Hickman, Mark Williams, Saul Tijerina, Keith
Hickman, Tombo Riley and Chuck Bronson, and (back row, left to right) are: Charlie Bartlett,
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Local mat club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information, contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
competitive cheerleading squad
continues to grow every day, and
it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
join.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.


Juniorgolf clinic slated
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Clinic will be held June 18-22 at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club, 405 N. E. 131st Lane, for
boys and girls between the ages
of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8


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instruction will be given by a certi-
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Pre-registration with payment is
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members (front row, lying down) are: Scott Boyer; (second row, left to right) Darrell Allen, Mar-
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tournament. Team members (front row, left to right)are: Alex Estremera, Ricky Rhuda and
Greg Joyner; (back row, left to right) are:Richard Phelps, Mark Tankovich, John Mericte,
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CIS/Police Athletic League: Second place winners
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gural Communities In Schools/Police Athletic League of Okeechobee, Inc. softball tourna-
ment. Team members (front row, left to right) are: Jeremy Ellis and Lonnie Sears; and, (back
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Holly Garrett and Clyde Bass, Jr.
Garrett Bass the two.
The parents of Clyde J. Bass, Jr. The wedding is planned for
and Holly Lynn Garrett are proud June 29 at 6 p.m., at the Bass fami-
to announce the engagement of ly ranch with a reception to follow.
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Lisa Coleman and Tony Stark
Coleman Stark
Ms. Lisa Coleman and Mr.
Tony Stark would like to
announce their engagement and
upcoming wedding.
The future bride is the daugh-
ter of Mr.. and Mrs. Delbert
Brown of Lake Placid.
She graduated from Barry
University of Miami with a bach-
elor's degree in Professional
Administration/Human
Resources Management.
She is currently employed by
Communities in Schools/Police
Athletic League as MADTM pro-
gram director.
Tony Stark is the son of Ms.


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Majorie Stark and the late Paul
Stark of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom grad-
uated from Indian River Com-
munity College Criminal Justice
Program and is currently serving
on the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Department's Search
and Rescue Team.
He is the owner/operator of
Stark Masonry of Okeechobee.
The wedding will take place
at the Okeechobee Shrine Club
on July 7, 2007, at 6 p.m. All
close friends and relatives are
invited.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


A special thank you
The migrant advocate Flerida
Algarin and the Hispanic/ESOL
advocate at the Okeechobee High
School would like to thank the fol-
lowing individuals and businesses
for their support with the
migrant/Hispanic/ESOL program
and the Harvest of Hope Ceremo-
ny held on Thursday, May 24:
Riverside Bank; Wal-Mart; U-Save;
Publix Supermarkets; Domino's


Pizza; Pat's Floral; Let's Party;
Assistant Superintendent of
Instruction Mary Hurley; OHS
Principal Toni Wiersma; Sue
Black; Bill Rupp; Joe Gaucin;
migrant advocate at YMS Pat
Grant; County Migrant Advocate
Secretary.Mary Gammill; and, stu-
dent volunteers Gonzalo Castro;
Omar Torres; Marin Escobedo;
Marilizbeth Gonzalez; Jacqueline
Raya; and, Denise Calzada.


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Scholarship Night


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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Athletic Scholarship
Shaunaye Brown receives a volleyball scholarship at Polk
Community College from Daryl Roehm at Scholarship
Night held at Okeechobee High School on May 17.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Athletic Scholarship
Nathan Owen, left, presents a basketball scholarship at
Broward Community College to Tierra Allen. The presen-
tation took place at a May 17 ceremony held at Okee-
chobee High School


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Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. Fer-
rets are also available for adoption.
Donations of scraps of wood
would be appreciated for a cat shel-


ter. For information call (863) 763-
4333.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced! a new serv-
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Athletic Scholarship
Jon Enrico, left, presents a basketball scholarship at Gulf
Coast Community College to Devon Faison at Scholarship
Night held at Okeechobee High School on May 17.


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Halfway House looking for volunteers to work
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Jeremiah Payne, left was presented a baseball scholar-
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Jim Enrico Memorial Scholarship
Donna Enrico, far right, first row, presents Jim Enrico Memorial Scholarships to (first row left to right) Candace Jaquith,
Rubi Prieto, Hannah Bishop, second row, Adam Graves, Stephanie Metcalf, Corey York and Kyle Buckner.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Syble Burrough's
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Karen Gruber, right, received the Syble Burrough's Fine
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The IRCC Henry Kelly Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Sam Smith (front, left) and Janine Marchman (back, right)
to (front left to right) Arianna Hodges, Courtney Sewell and Francena Blair and (back left) Megan Benbow at the Okee-
chobee High School annual scholarship night presentation on May 17.


Melody Hodges (second from right) and Jon Geitner (far right) present Seacoast National Bank Scholarships to Jason
Knapp and Whitney McGee at Scholarship Night, May 17, at Okeechobee High School.


Sgt. Rocco (center) awards U.S. Army-Montgomery GI Bill Scholarships to (left to right) Brett Bridges, DanE
and Kasey Edwards. The presentation took place at Scholarship Night, May 17, at Okeechobee High School.


Good Neighborhood Scholarship
Gretchen Robertson presented the State Farm "Good Neighbor/David Hester/Gretchen
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Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participating in
an American Red Cross Hero's Day on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. The yard sale will be open that day and we will also be doing car
washes, as well as selling bake goods. All proceeds for the day will benefit
the local American Red Cross.
Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic first aid
class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
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 stam-
pede of excitement as we learn about God in a fun, loving and relaxed set-
ting. For information, call Becky at (863) 763-5042.


Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation Bible
school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-registration is not
mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-off with fun and games
on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For 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
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friendlyFBOservicesandanexcellentrestauant However,
under its new management the landing Strip Cafe is
becoming even better than it was. The restaurant is under-
going a very thorough renovation. A50-inchflat screentele-
vision plus satellite-radio sound system have been installed.
Amenities such as custom place settings, condiments, and
freshcut flowers have been added to the tables. Coming
soon are entirely new wall and floor coverings, other new
interior decorations, and a redesigned outdoor patio dining
area. The kitchen and food service area is also being updat-
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coffee is only 95 cents. Daily lunch specials are only
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only $6.99. Friday night dinner specials include
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The restaurant is now open seven days a week
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Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W 32nd St., will be offering Vacation
Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The school will
be held Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For
information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will
be trained to perform 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 Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an
application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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Fax: (863) 357-3024
P.O. Box 725 Okebechobee, FL 34973

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Fresh Greens
Weddings & Funerals
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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S


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763-3500
www.publix.com


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* 7 Days A Week
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Uni s and New Installations
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM- 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
aodo & Oermd ny: Carlos &eMaria Bammoni (#305)


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



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200 N.W. 5th St.
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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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Lic. #765
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Call For Pricing Before 9PM
863-763-2006
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I Bedding |
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Valances 1
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BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974




Construction
Custom Homes
Will Build to Suit
* All Solid Wood Cabinets
* Cabinet Tops & Installation
* Many Colors, Woods & Styles
to Choose from
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic #CBC057343
Phone: (863) 763-9225


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First & Third Tuesday
Of Each Month 6-9:30pm
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* All Types of Blinds
V Visit Our NEW
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SALES SERVICE -INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial* Mobile Home
2307 Hwy 441SE* Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


Anthony
S T. Young
Attorney
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-0529


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d4NA AutoCare
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51 NW 980 St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 154, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
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14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Preparing meals for a family is a blessed responsibility


There are times when you
cannot help but feel disheart-
ened when you read what's hap-
pening at home and in the rest
of the world. It's times like this
when we need to keep our
home fires burning, regardless
of what is going on. The one
place where we do have some
control is in our homes. We can-
not control the Middle East, we
cannot control the winds of war
or the price of gas, but we can
control the environment around
us that we call home.
Your home is a gift. Likewise
your family is a gift, too. And
with these gifts comes blessed
responsibility. Every time you
feed your family a meal, it is an
expression of your love and nur-
ture for them. That meal says
that you love them, you care
about their needs and that
you're there for them. One of
the first things a woman is able
to do after giving birth to a baby
is feed it. The privilege of feed-
ing our children and families
goes beyond infant care and into
the very fabric of our families'
lives at the place we call our din-
ner tables.
The meals you prepare for
your family are how you can
bless them. We live in uncertain,
scary times. We need the com-
fort of hearth and home and you
have the privilege of bringing


The Dinner
SDiva

by
Leanne
v Ely


that comfort to your family with
the meals you serve. Make your
menu, put it on the fridge and
keep at it! You CAN do this! If
you need a little help with
menus, go to my website for a
prepared menu and shopping
list already made out for you
www.savingdinner.com
I read once that the only
wound a soul can never recover
from is regret. The past is the
past-but you don't have to live
in regret. You have the opportu-
nity of doing something different
tomorrow. Big changes come
about by little choices and
sometimes, it comes in the form
of recipe-enjoy!
Fiesta Casserole
Serves 6
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (15 ounce) can spicy chili
beans (15 to 16 ounces) -
undrained
1 cup salsa (jarred, your


favorite)
2 cups coarsely broken tor-
tilla chips
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour
cream
4 medium green onions -
sliced (1/2 cup)
I medium tomato -
chopped (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or
Monterey Jack cheese
(4 ounces)
Tortilla chips if desired
Shredded lettuce if desired
Salsa if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over
medium heat 8 to 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally, until
brown; drain. Stir in the beans
and salsa. Heat to boiling, stir-
ring occasionally.
Place broken tortilla chips in
ungreased 2-quart casserole.
Top with beef mixture. Spread
with sour cream. Sprinkle with
onions, tomato and cheese.
Bake uncovered 20 to 30 min-
utes or until hot and bubbly.
Arrange more tortilla chips
around edge of casserole. Serve
with lettuce and salsa.
Per serving: 381 Calories; 15g
Total Fat; (34% calories from
fat); 25g Protein; 6g Dietary
Fiber; 39g Carbohydrate; 61mg
Cholesterol; 770mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 2
Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat;


1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 0
Other Carbohydrates
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web


site www.SavingDinner.com or
her Saving Dinner Book series
published by Ballantine and her
New York Times Best Selling


book Body Clutter, published by
Fireside.. Copyright 2007;
Leanne Ely; Used by permission
in this publication.


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Prepared for
Hurricane
.Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIETIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 Hwy 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HwY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012
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Tractor Service
*Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
T T rimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
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S Lawn & Landscape, Inc
Landscape & Irrigation
Installation
Professional Lawn &
Landscape Maintenance
Serving Lake Okeechobee Area Nearly 3 Decades
Licensed & Insured Liability & Workman's Comp
(863) 763-5069
License #977



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Hours: 6am npm, Closed Sunday
(863) 763-5237
AVailable for private parties


Myrick's

Marine
Sea Wall & Dock
Construction and Repair
r4OCSL278701
bS59 I Ith Avenue. North
'WVal Palm B'ach. FL 33412
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EQUIPMENT
We Do Trailer Repairs
All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,'

4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


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6iVe are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
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(863) 763-6411 ~'"


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ror it4mration mid a
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(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
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863-763-9983
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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
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Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
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863-467-2224




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Accounting, Tax
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Services
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S4oef C .e 4^& M
Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
* World Famous Broasted Chicken
(86314617-1232
6315 US Highway 441 SE



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Theatres HI

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763-7202


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Joyce Hacker Memorial Scholarships
Several Okeechobee High School students received Joyce Hacker Memorial Scholar-
ships at Scholarship Night held May 17 at Okeechobee High School. Students receiv-
ing the awards (front row, left to right) are: Daylet Leyva, Rubi Prieto, Lindsey Besan-
con, Sylvia Robinson, back row, Cory York, and presenters Connie Lanier, Magi Cable
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 6, 2007


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
llI.
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 Ill "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

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Ocracoke, NC. Saturday,
June 9. See Website for
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Auction Company,
(800)997-2248, www.iron-
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.
(863)382-8097/381-9677.
Earn some extra cash.
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(863)357-3225
HOUND MIX, female, near
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$200 REWARD for info.
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CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
. @ OkeechoBee KOA. Re-
ward! (727)204-3454
CAT- vic of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
w/white paws. Please call
(863)634-9614
PIT BULL, 7 month old male,
green spiked collar, last seen
6/3 at the Prairies.
(863)763-6776 or 634-0826
SETTERS, male, white w/black
spots, female, white
w/brown spots, vic. of Civic
Center, Hwy. 98.
(863)634-8822/634-0751
SILVER BRACELET- with 5
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860
SUNGLASSES, Prescription
w/ Red Rims. Lost in vice. of
Douglas Park. Call
(863)357-1832


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2) free to good homes,
863)763-3631
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Min 3 yrs experience. EOE
DFWR Exp. need only apply
(863)763-8391
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED- must
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
Nights 863-763-5321
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Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
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(866)917-2778.
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Drivers: GET MOVIN'
36-43cpm/$1.20pm Sign On
Bonus $0 Lease NEW Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
(800)635-8669.
EXPERIENCED WELDER/
FABRICATOR NEEDED
Competency test required
at application.
Drivers license a MUST!
Benefits available
Apply in person
Adron Fence Co.
2726 NW. 4th St.
Mon. thru Fri.
7:30am 3:30pm
Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
(863)763-6461


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International Cultural Ex-
change Representative:
Earn supplemental income
placing and supervising high
school exchange students.
Volunteer host families also
needed. Promote world
peace! (866)GO-AFICE or
www.afice.org.
MATURE HOUSE KEEPER
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
quired. D/F/W. Call days
863-634-7552 Nights
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MECHANIC NEEDED
Established local
repair shop needs
Full-Time Mechanic.
ASE Certified & Exhaust
experience preferred,
but not required.
Apply in person M-F
Choice Automotive
704 NE 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(Behind Rita's Furniture)
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.42/mile! Home weekends
and during the weekly Run
our Florida Region! Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
REAL ESTATE
SALES MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee Office.
Experienced and Licensed.
90/10 split +
% of officesales.
Call Jim Weix @
863-467-3670


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and proofreading.

The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
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(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
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-FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER-
Help families succeed--join our new
program in Okeechobee County! FT
positions providing educational home visits
to families with newborns. Comp pay+
benefits. Some positions ability to speak
fluent Spanish/English a plus.
-FAMILY ASSESSMENT WORKER-
FT Position. BA degree Human Services/related
field required, bi-lingual Spanish/English.
Provides home-based referral services to
expecting families & families w/newborns.
Competitive salary + benefits. All positions
apply HPS Helping People Succeed, Inc.
1650 S, Kanner Hwy., Stuart or fax resume
to (772)286-4364. DFW/EOE.


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. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people skills &
experience in restaurants a must. $30-$35k based on exp.
GENERAL MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for relocation.
Immediate openings available. $40k plus benefits to start.



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant ... 'i. ,.ih;i,, at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN /experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs arc
then .l ,,,1,. for LPN training. Good benefits,
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Work in a friendly environ-
ment. Must have good writ-
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skills. Be Dependable. Work
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Okeechobee & Indiantown
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YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550


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Business
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
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ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered -125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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419 W.S. Park
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magexine 535
Building Materlals540
Bueiness Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Ifems 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
VCRs 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
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model, $1650.
561-447-0339
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 1g., 1
small, both 1Ov, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
slfleds."


CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs ood
Needs brakes. $1500.
(863)763-1370


CHEST FREEZER, Kenmore
5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
MICROWAVE $20. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
(863)357-2704
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724


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50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelie


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



PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters &" Semnles
Rain Gulters
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 GOWN- David's Bri-
dal. Never worn. Size 14.
$300. or best offer.
(863)697-9720
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, Size
6-8, Straight fit. $300.
(863)634-4888


COOKIE MOSTER MEMORA-
BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc, $30.
mehddd2003@hotmail.com
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
Items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER/PRINTER, DeH,
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


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
*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
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.

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,


SOFA, Sectional, Maroon,
Large w/ End recliners. 3
yrs. old. Very clean. Prefect
cond. $250 (937)728-1344
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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.
,(863)675-4710



PROPANE TANK: 100 lbs, 2
years old, over /2 full. $60.
863-763-2232


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


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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.OnlP'
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Remove your criminal record
and travel abroad starting
from $95. We can help 24/7.
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(800)360-8763.


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
Sovt. fees Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: Honda, 11 HP,
GX340 engine Master 6000
watt, 8 gal tank. Paid $1500.
$750.850-758-7103
MOVING OUT? NATIONWIDE,
FULL SERVICE MOVER.
Reasonable rates. Quality
service. No hidden costs.
One item or whole house.
We do it ALL! Licensed and
insured. Family-owned and
operated. Gucci Transport
Movers DOT#777059. Make
your BEST MOVE now.
(800)634-3860.
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
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8 0 0) 9 6 1 8 547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451



FILING CABINETS- 2, Black,
Horizontal, 2 drawer, Letter
or legal. Good cond. $100.
(863)763-2763


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
BURMESE PYTHON, $150.
(772)263-0013
CHIHUAHUA, blk/tan, male, 7
month old. 5 Ibs. $200.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 11/
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, 8lbs. $300 stud fee.
561-261-6651


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JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
(863)697-8731
PIT BULL PUPPY, 3 mo. old,
male w/health certificate.
$300. (863)673-2314



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


POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
ble, w/accessories, $700.
(863)697-1249
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
STEREO: BOSE, Wave II
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3659


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
great, good condition!!!
425.863-634-5471
RCA XL100, 20", $50.
(863)357-3865
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD0 and VCR, $800 firm
(863)227-6181
TV, 56", rear projection, Mitsu-
bishi, on rollers, HD ready,
$300, (863)357-3865


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


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


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PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING 5
yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
AQHA- 8 yr. Reg., Zippo Pacif-
ic star, Gray, Roan, Gelding,
15 hands, Good handle, Lots
of cow $2500. (863)763-7831
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, $450 or best offer.
' (561)718-1212 Okee
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MOLASSES LICK WHEEL-
$250. or best offer
(863)763-7831
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


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DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
s.ey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
elled, 5V2HP, 21" cut, dual
lade, 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
2239)290-1133
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181


YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394


Rentals

T IT RENT

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
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1/2 BA,
Appl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
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.


3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$30,000! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
4/BR Foreclosure $14,000!
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
BHR- 3br, 2ba, Furnished
$1000. mo. + $500. Sec.
dep. 863-447-0850 or
863-634-1606
COTTAGE ON WATER: Washer
& dryer. Rug just cleaned
$750. mo. (863)763-3977
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr.
5BR/3Ba Foreclosure!
$222/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,600! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $10,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUO
Homes Available! For ,:.1iirfi
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
Nice remodeled 3/2 CBS
In town, near Blue Heron.
Application, lease, FL&S.
$1195 mo. + utilities.
863-763-5373
OAK PARK AREA:
House for Rent. 2BR/1BA.
Central Air & Heat.
863-763-7622


OKEE: 3/1 on 1/V2 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, 2br; 1ba, CBS,
$1300. mo. + Sec. dep.
Reference required.
(863)697-8504
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)775-6579
RICK'S RENTALS LLC 2/2
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets welcome, $750 mo.,
2/2 lake access, Treasure Is-
land, $800 mo., 2/2 CBS,
$1150 mo. Available Imme-
diately! 561-262-1390
SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D
no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(863)634-0512 for details.
TREASURE ISLAND Water
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, $1300/mo, 1st, last,
sec & refs (561)346-4692



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
(863)223-2091
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifelds.



OKEECHOBEE: Waterfront
2br/1.5ba, Exc. cond., Fully
Furnished. Community pool.
$165. wkly. 561-202-7702


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
BUILDING
Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Versital applications.
Interior rebuilt in 1996.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Now even lower at
$299,000. (863)610-1120


4/BR Foreclosure $14,000!
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
More Homes Available from
$10,000! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
OKEECHOBEE: Newly remod-
eled, 4br, 2 ba, Den, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$165,000 (863)824-6112
Palm Harbor Homes 30th An-
niversary Sale! Huge Dis-
counts, Easy Financing. 0%
Down when you own your
land. Hurry while this offer
lasts!!! (800)622-2832.
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


So. Central 2+ Acre Lake Ac-
cess Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900. Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399x 2008.

Lot- I e 0
SW Mobile Home w/CBS ad-
dition, 3/4 acre, oak trees, 7
miles north of town, cash
sale, $50k. (561)346-4692



1 MILE CREEKFRONT! 55+
acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1 + mile along
creek. 2 working barns,
fenced for cattle. West Tenn.
Potential to subdivide. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(866)685-2562, x. 1257 TN
Land & Lakes.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
.(800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA 24.29
Acres- $99,900. Beautiful
trees, pasture for horses,
loaded with wildlife. Easy ac-
cess to 1-95. Short drive to
GA coast. Long road front-
age- potential to subdivide.
Excellent financing. CALL
NOW (800)898-4409 x
1277.
Coastal Georgia 40.5 acres
on private cul-de-sac loaded
w/ trees & wildlife. Great ac-
cess to 1-95 & coast. Poten-
tial to subdivide. Bring the
horses! Only $169,900. Ex-
cellent financing. Call Now
(800)898-4409 x 1282.
Developer's Closeout Sep-
tember 29th- 20% off al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing. Lots & condos
available w/ water, marsh,
golf, nature views starting at
70k's. 1yr. no payment op-
tions. (877)266-7379
www.cooperspoint.com.
EUFALA AL WATERFRONT
Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1
to 3 acres from the $50's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slips, nature trails.
(866)882-1107.
LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres
-$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT -$147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
Opening Pricing!
(888)952-6347.
Lakefront Community, Boone
Lake, Northeast Tennessee.
Fully amenitized, spectacular
views, conveniently located
near Tri-Cities. Final home-
site release $85,900+, ex-
cellent incentives.
www.grandeharbor.info
(888)295-2537 Grand Vi-
sion, Inc.


Mountain Community on
Tuckasegee River, NC. Pri-
vate community, dramatic
views, exceptional weather
and recreation. $250,000+,
incentives. Riverfront sites
still available!
(866)464-5885 www.water-
dancenc.com, High Vision,
LLC.
NANTAHALA LAKE LOT with
old fish camp and 2/BR sep-
tic permit, close to public
boat ramp. $225,000.00 Val-
leytown Realty http://valley-
to w n re a lty co mi
(800)632-2212 valleytown-
realty@verizon.net.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of
popular gated mountain
community with great view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call
now (866)789-8535.


NEW! Coastal GA Community
Homesites up to'4.5 acres.
Marshfront with long range
views & 150 year old live
oaks. 14 miles north of the
FL state line. Shown by ap-
pointment. Call
(866)432-7320.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA WA-
TERFRONT LAND SALE!
GRAND OPENING SATUR-
DAY JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY
ONLY! Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fi-
nancing! Call Now and re-
serve a priority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
'Southwest Georgia land for
sale. Too many to list go to:
www.landandtimber.net
SGLT Realty.
TENNESSEE- NORRIS LAKE
lots, cabins & condos
available. Luxurious, rustic
setting. Investment rentals or
year- round living. www.The-
WillowsAtTwinCove.com
Sherry Shope, Gables &
Gates, Realtors
(800)488-9191.
Timber Company Sell- Off! 20
acres- $39,900. Subdivision
Potential! Big mountain
acreage with views. 1 mile to
Nacklaus designed golf
course. Close to Tennessee
River & recreational lake.
Creekfronts available. Excel-
lent financing. Free call
(866)685-2562, x. 1201.
WNC MOUNTAINS. We have
what you are looking for-
Rivers, Lakes, Mtns &
Acreage. Owner financing.
Perfect for log cabin. Call to-
day (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com.



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 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 21015
Mobile Homes Sale 20201




BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $950/mo. +
1st & Sec. Rent/Opt To Buy
863-697-1494
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
RIVER ACRES: 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very
Clean. Fully furnished. 2br,
2.5ba, DW MH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, & sec.
(863)467-8005/634-4777



BANK REPO: 32'x 80'~
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
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 rim
canal $25,000.863-357-1784


Recreation



Boats 3.15
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3(30
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 30 35


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 REPAIR! I come to
you...even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
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


CLASSIC DUTCHMAN FIFTH
WHEEL, '00, 2BR/2BA, 35',
with 1 slideout, asking
$14,000. (772)263-0013


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
SUZUKI 600 BANDIT- '97, Ex-
cellent 15K mi. $1500. or
best offer. 863-634-9403
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700



FOUR WHEELERS (2) Suzuki
and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153
KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
SUZUKI RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
offer. (863)673-5663
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
815-353-3032 Lawrence


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


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005r
Autos Wanted 41010
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 406u
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informaliies, or to accept the Bid(s)
which In Its judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a
period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
SOkeechobee FL 34974-4221
16470 ON 6/6/07


GOLF CART, Yamaha, gas, lift
kit, new battery & tires,'2
seater, "Sharp!", $2500.
(863)763-6971


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 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.
RANCH HAND GRILL BUMP-
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
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 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
TONNEAU COVER- Fits full
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
(863)467-2885
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 XLT, '91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.
(863)467-7398




FORD F250: 1990,-7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$2500 or best offer. Call
(863)699-2971.
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
msg.
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
(863)612-0938
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k 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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fleds.


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
UTILITY TRAILER, 5x8 w/Alu-
minum Tool Box & Tilt
Frame. $350.
(863)763-3951
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifieds.


DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CP-096
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JANE DANIELS MADDOX,
DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given to all creditors of
Jane Daniels Maddox, Deceased,
whose Social Security Number was
221-30-4976 and who died on Janu-
ary 9, 2007, that Letters Testamentary
of said deceased were granted to Craig
Callahan, on the 10Oth day of May,
2007, by the above named court, lo-
cated at 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Said Per-
sonal Representative is represented by
Virginia Lynn Mclnnes, Esq., Farmer,
Farmer & Malone, PA., 112 W. Troy
Street, RO. Box 668, Dothan, Alabama
36302.
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 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 OAYS AFTER 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 decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER TiHE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
"FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE DECE-
DENTPS OATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is the 6th day of June, 2007.
Craig Callahan
215629 ON 6/6,13/07
NOTICE
There will be a meeting of the Tourist
Development Council (oTDC) of
Okeechobee County on Tuesday,
June 12, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. in the
Tourist Development Council Office
located at 500 NW 6th Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
.f.'; [ui.I rl ,,, .- ,nj [.. ., 1 r.
aspect to any matter considered at
such meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator
Tourist Oevelopment Council
Okeechobee County
216370 ON 6/6/07


91 Acura Integra $1,200!
Only $44 / Mo! Police Im-
pounds Available from $29 /
Mo! $0 down 36 months @
19% apr. For listings Call
(800)366-9813 x 9271.
CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/l.
$2500.239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $800.863-885-2166




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
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $900.
772-263-0013
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or(863)634-1324
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
Stood, 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
SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500
(863)634-1545


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-DR-352-
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Norma L. Orzco,
Petitioner
and
Carlos Betancourt,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Carlos Betancourt
) l i''i' 1. :i i i., h.,[Ai : I'L

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Norma Or-
zoco, whose address s3746 NW 20th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL on or before
6/22/2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Court Opera-
tions 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. It you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
. ...IA .- : ... -
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Dated: 5 -2-2007
ll-.i .,rJ ir n l i ..ijr J
'I.l l I aI; I a T ll L '-iT i' l Nl T
BY: Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
213300 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/07



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'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


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