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Burn ban
still in effect
According to the Glades
County Division of Emer-
gency Management the burn
ban in Glades County has not
been lifted, and will remain
in effect until further notice.
For information, call (863)
946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now
limited 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 per-
mitted to irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-
4200; or, by going to the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment 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 cham-
ber to become a navigation
hazard. Also, the lakeward
approach to the navigation
lock has become shallow
enough that boaters may
have difficulty navigating
safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee
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.


Drought Index
Current: 457
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bum Ban Countywide

Lake levels

8.98 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.54 feet


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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Tax reform special meeting topic


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
City and county representa-
tives from across the area met
recently to learn more about
pending legislation dealing with
the tax reform issue going before
state lawmakers next week.
State Representative Ralph
Poppell (R-Dist. 29) spoke to
those members of the Treasure
Coast Council of Local Govern-
ments (TCCLG) at their monthly
meeting hosted by Okeechobee
on Wednesday, June 6, at the


First Methodist
Church to try
to provide an
update to that *
reform ..
process. -
The legisla- '
ture will recon- -
vene in special
session on
Tuesday, June State Rep.
12, to decide Ralph Poppell
whether to roll-
back ad valorem taxes to previ-
ous years, allow cities and coun-
ties to raise their millage rates or


any one of several other propos-
als.
The TCCLG is a council made
up of members from Indian
River, Martin, Okeechobee and
St. Lucie counties, along with city
representatives from Fellsmere,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St.
Lucie, Sebastian, Stuart, Vero
Beach and the towns of Jupiter
Island, Indian River Shores,
Sewall's Point and St. Lucie Vil-
lage.
The chair of the TCCLG is
Mayor Tom Cadden of the Town


of Indian River Shores. Okee-
chobee County's representative
is Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell. City Councilman Dowling
Watford is the city's representa-
tive.
At this point no one knows
what will come out of that ses-
sion, but administrators through-
out Florida are beginning to
crunch their prospective num-
bers and look at the many differ-
ent scenarios that have been pro-
posed.
In an attempt to reduce prop-


erty taxes, state lawmakers are
holding the special session to
decide exactly what mechanism
should be put in place to make
this happen. This would propose
the possibility of the drastic
budgetary changes that would
have to occur in response to a
reduction in property taxes,
which funds much of local gov-
ernment throughout the state.
Proposals are being formed
by the Joint Select Committee on
See Tax-Page 2


New PUD




rules clear




first hurdle


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The city Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals has sent the
newly-revised planned unit
development regulations
(PUD) to the Okeechobee City
Council with a recommenda-
tion of adoption.
The council, however, had a
tough time getting this com-
plex ordinance into perspective
at their Tuesday, June 5, meet-
ing.
The PUD regulations were
originally being revised due to
the current antiquated codes.


The council placed a moratori-
um on any planned unit devel-
opments until the regulations
were updated. However, there
is one development that was
submitted prior to that morato-
rium going into place.
City Planner Jim LaRue had
previously said he did not
believe the city's current PUD
regulations adequately safe-
guarded the city's interest to
promote improved develop-
ment patterns.
The intent, according to
planner Bill Brisson, of a PUD is
to allow one to develop in a
See PUD Page 2


City grants



land change



for development


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
After compiling all the nec-
essary components for this
large multi-family develop-
ment, the Okeechobee City
Council has approved the
Southern Trace development
with the blessing from the Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals.
With the additional informa-
tion regarding concurrency
issues and routine documenta-
tion provided by Steve Dobbs,
of Rudd Jones, PE. and Associ-
ates, P.A. on behalf of the appli-
cant InSite Development, LLC,
the council finally had all the
necessary documentation to
warrant the future land use


change.
The portion of the Southern
Trace development that need-
ed the land use change is locat-
ed in the northwest section of
the city for the 11.29-acre
vacant property located
between N.W Fifth and Sev-
enth Avenue and N.W. 11 th and
N.W. 13th Street.
The entire development
encompasses approximately
26 acres located on three
blocks from Northwest llth
Street to Northwest 1'4th Street
within Northwest Fifth Avenue
and Northwest Third Avenue
and on two blocks located
between Northwest 11 th Street
See Land -Page 2


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members met at
their weekly luncheon meeting
at the Village Square where they
heard about events that stem
from the culture of Okeechobee
and the American cowboy.
Two local students eighth
grader Lexi Peaden and seventh
grader Gabrielle Carden are
perpetuating the rodeo culture
by representing Florida in the
Wrangler Junior High National
Championships in Gallup, N.M.,
July 1-7.
Ms. Peaden will be compet-
ing in the girl's breakaway rop-
ing and Ms. Carden will be com-
peting in pole bending.
Donations can be made to
help them in their quest by con-
tacting Missie Peaden at (863)
634-7825 or Dina Carden at
(863) 634-0442.
In keeping with the rodeo


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent summit held by the
Florida Gang Investigators Asso-
ciation (FGIA) in Orlando
helped foster
ideas on how 'i
to prosecute
gang mem-
bers once t '. (
they are A
arrested and
go before a 0
The one-
day summit Detective
on June 4 not Sergeant
only dealt Brad Stark
with training
and combating the gang prob-
lem, but determining long-range
strategies. It also gave investiga-


theme Maureen Burroughs,
Okeechobee Main Street presi-
dent, presented that group's
plans to hold a celebration to
honor the American Cowboy
on July 28, which is designated
National American Cowboy
Day, by having a cattle drive.
The group, along with the Okee-
chobee Cattlemen's Association
will drive cattle along S.R. 70
from the Country Cooler to the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E Follow-
ing the drive, a ranch rodeo will
be held at the facility.
According to Mrs. Bur-
roughs, three years ago Presi-
dent Bush declared the fourth
Saturday in July to be National
American Cowboy Day. Howev-
er, no one east of the Mississippi
has ever really celebrated it.
The ranch rodeo will consist
of five events that coincide with
what goes on at a working
ranch. These events will be per-


tors the opportunity to share
information.
Detective Sergeant Brad
Stark, of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO), is a
director for the FGIA and said
the group is currently working
on a pilot project dealing with
gang intervention. The project,
he continued, is being copied by
New York City.
Sgt. Stark went on to say the
FGIA is one of the top anti-gang
organizations in the U.S., and
works with fellow gang investi-
gators and law enforcement
agencies across the U.S. and
Canada to develop anti-gang
strategies.
"We've had people contact
See Gangs Page 2


formed by 10 teams from local
ranches who will be competing
in calf branding, stampede
races, team doctoring, wild cow
milking and team sorting.
To kick off the ranch rodeo,
Main Street and the Okee-
chobee Cattlemen's Association
are coordinating the cattle drive
with 25 head of Corriente cattle
.which can be traced back to the
first cattle brought to the new
world by the Spanish as early as
1493. These cattle were hardy
breeds chosen especially to
withstand the ocean crossing,
and would easily adapt to their
new land.
The specific cattle that will
be used in this cattle drive
belong to the Seminole Tribe of
Florida and they have been in at
least four other drives on pave-
ment. The Seminole Tribe has
given permission to the cattle-
See Culture Page 2


Okeechobee News/Connie Hawes
Three friends
These three friends seem to be enjoying the Memorial Day Bike Rally held May 26 and
27 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. They are, left to right, Dennis Ruther-
ford, Paul May and Sam Bass.


Young wranglers: Local teens bound for New Mexico


UKeecnooee News/unauna Aguinar
Kiwanis Club president Frank Irby (right) and other club members heard from local mid-
dle school students Lexi Peaden (left) and Gabrielle Carden (center) about their com-
peting in the Wrangler Junior High National Championships in Gallup, N.M., July 1-7.

Cowboy culture is meeting topic


Summit develops ideas

to combat gang problem


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2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 8, 2007


EYDC employee charged with felonies


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An employee at Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC) has
been arrested on charges that he
introduced contraband into the
juvenile facility on U.S. 441 N.
Tyron Donald Hanna, 28, Wal-
lis Road, West Palm Beach, was
arrested June 6 by Detective
Rosemary Farless of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) and charged with three


PUD

Continued From Page 1
more appropriate design and to
encourage creativity in design to
do something different than what
is otherwise allowed under the
current regulations.
Usually a certain portion of a
site is not developable such as
a wetland and a PUD allows
for the developer to cluster what
density would have been allowed
on that land on other lands within
the site.
"It is not normally the intent
for the PUD to be entirely single
family or entirely multi-family. It is
generally done as a mixed devel-
opment plan," said Mr. Brisson.
"It is not normally a primary
objective for a PUD to be devoted
to more moderate cost housing or
lower cost housing."
During this long complex


Tax

Continued From Page 1
Property Tax Relief and Reform,
which is made up of legislators
from both the state House and the
Senate.
Rep. Poppell told those in
attendance that in order to reme-
dy Florida's tax problem there is
an educational process that has to
begin with the people. People, the
voting constituents in Florida,
need to start voting with their
brains and their wallets rather
than their hearts.
Research has to be done in
order to make people aware of
the implications and results of this
tax reform and relief.
According to Rep. Poppell, the
Save Our Homes program has
admittedly resulted in a lot of
unintended consequences that
have created problems. This pro-
gram, however, was voted in by
the people before they realized
the consequences.


Land

Continued From Page 1
and Northwest 13th Street and
Northwest Seventh Avenue and
Northwest Fifth Avenue.
The site will hold 230 units, as
well as required open spaces such
as parks and other recreational
areas, The development will be
developed in two phases consist-
ing of 114 units in the first phase
and 116 in the second phase.
"We have developed a model
in Oconee County, Georgia and
another will be opening in Palm
Beach County. What it does is pro-
vide attainable housing for RNs,
medical professionals and teach-
ers," said Mary Hinton, the repre-
sentative for InSite Development,
at a previous council meeting.
"When I called the Okeechobee
County School Board, their num-
ber one priority was housing that
their teachers could afford.
According to their website,


Culture

Continued From Page 1
man's group to use the herd.
These same cattle have been
used in Kissimmee and Arcadia,
as well as other places.
Okeechobee Cattleman's
Association representative Bill
Phares spoke before the Okee-
chobee City Council and said
"when they came up with this
idea, they said what better place
to celebrate the National Day of
the Cowboy than in cow town."
Mr. Phares told the council that


Gangs

Continued From Page 1
us from all over the states," he
said Tuesday. "We are a very large
and professional organization."
The FGIA was formed in 1993
and currently boasts a member-
ship of 1,100. Sgt. Stark has been
an FGIA member for 11 years.
This is his first year as a director.
And as a director, he has been
instrumental in putting together a
motorcycle rally to help raise
funds for gang-free initiatives.
"Hopefully, we can raise
enough to set up programs to get


counts of
introducing
contraband
into a juvenile
facility.
Hanna was
booked into
the Okee-
chobee Coun-
ty Jail under a
$7,500 bond. Tyron
According Hanna
to an arrest
report by Detective Farless,


process numerous changes have
been made to the PUD by the
planning board and the city plan-
ner and his associate as a whole.
Some of the more recent changes
were the separation of buildings
from 15 feet down to 12 feet, the
addition of application require-
ments and an amendment
process for approved planned
development.
The council's biggest issues
.with the ordinance, as a whole,
seemed to be the placement of
multi-family housing with single
family housing and the close
proximity of the houses to one
another.
Several council members
expressed their views on how
they would not want to personally
live in a development with zero
lot line housing, which is normal-
ly common in a PUD.
"I wouldn't want to live like
that, but nobody says I have to,"
said Councilman Dowling Wat-


The result is a law that was
enacted by the citizens' vote.
When legislators change things, it
is easier to change things as need-
ed in response to the outcome of
enacting the change.
Rep. Poppell said Florida does
not have a revenue problem, but
an expenditure problem. Rev-
enue has increased from $35 bil-
lion to $72 billion over the last
nine years, yet people still want
more.
Going into this session the gov-
ernor, house and senate all have
different opinions on this reform
and relief issue. According to Rep.
Poppell this creates an advantage
for Florida because no one idea
has more "pull" than another.
This creates a process where
everyone has to sit down and
truly negotiate and reach an
agreement-i order to begin to
correct the tax issue.
According to the most recent
proposals, the legislators are try-
ing to come up with an agree-
ment that would allow counties


Hanna took his cell phone that
contained pornographic pictures
inside the fenced compound at
EYDC. The report goes on to
state that he also wrote a letter to
a 16-year-old juvenile "asking for
sexual misconduct," and that he
took a DVD player and DVDs
containing pornographic images
into the compound.
The man's cell phone, stated
the report, contained photos of
nude men and people involved
in sexual acts. The DVDs, stated


ford.
This brought him to thinking
over the stages in life where he
didn't start out living in his current
housing conditions and needed
the apartment rental and other
types of housing until he was able
and ready to buy his own home.
"Any city needs that mix if you
want the professionals they
need a place to live," Councilman
Watford said in response to the
need for housing for teachers,
medical and business profession-
als.
Planning seemed to be a big
issue with the council in that there
is not much open land left in the
city.
Councilman Watford indicated
that the city needs to do a better
job of planning. He went on to
say, however, that the city can't do
it all it needs to be a county-
wide effort to say here are your
developments and to designate
areas for the types of develop-


that escalated their values the
most in the last years those
who increased their tax revenue
- to incur the most rollback.
Local governments that had
worked to maintain the lowest tax
base to operate would not receive
the brunt and be punished by
those who chose to keep raising
taxes to bring in additional funds.
It's possible the Save Our
Homes program could be phased
out over several years allowing
people to still benefit from the
program, while others benefit by
leveling off the program. This will
equalize the benefits and thus
attempt to eliminate the classes of
people receiving an undue advan-
tage.
The current reformation is a
moving target and changes every
day. It will not just be applied to
homes, but to businesses as well.
The taxes will be based on a
percentage value of the home or
business.
The cuts would be assessed on
a local level however great or


"We have developed a model in Oconee County,
Georgia and another will be opening in Palm
Beach County What it does is provide attain-
able housing for RNs, medical professionals and
teachers."
Mary Hinton, Representative for InSite Development


Raulerson Hospital also has a criti-
cal need for housing to obtain
medical professionals. Our hope
is to be able to give teachers, nurs-
es, firefighters whoever needs
attainable housing first shot at
them and try to get them in with a
rent they can afford with an option
to buy if they choose to stay."
The developer is planning to
develop townhouses that will be
two-story units with a garage.
Some of the units will be two
bedroom with two baths, while
some will be three bedroom with
two baths.
The next step for this develop-
ment will be to have this portion


he has met with both Sheriff Paul
May and Chief of Police Denny
Davis to coordinate the event
since it would shut down the
streets.
Sheriff May stated they will use
citizen patrols and auxiliary units
to accommodate the event which
will make this no cost to the sher-
iff's office.
"I am proud of the cowboy
culture of Okeechobee. The cow
people of Okeechobee are some
of the finest people I have ever
met," said Sheriff May.
According to Chief Davis, they
are only asking for five officers


kids to stay out of gangs," said Sgt.
Stark. "We have had a tremen-
dous outpouring of interest."
Tentative plans are to hold the
two-day rally at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.,
on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday,
Nov. 11.
Sgt. Stark said a similar rally
was held in Pensacola in Septem-
ber and 11,000 people attended
the event.
Information, he continued,
will be sent to every law enforce-
ment officer in the state of Florida,
as well as fellow gang investiga-
tors across the United States and
Canada.
The event will also be open to


rezoned from residential single
family to multi-family. The first
phase is also expected to go for
site plan review before the Tech-
nical Review Committee on June
27, where their application had
previously been postponed.
In unrelated business, the
council approved a small scale
future land use map amendment
and rezoning application submit-
ted by Muhammad Nooruddin.
This will change the future land
use from single family to com-
mercial, and the zoning from resi-
dential single family to commer-
cial professional office for a
.64-acre property at 608 N.E. Sec-


from the Okeechobee City Police
Department.
The cattle drive would last for
about an hour, but the streets
would be closed on an as-needed
basis. For example, once the cat-
tle have passed beyond certain
points the street would be re-
opened and the detour would be
lessened. .
Cattleman's association mem-
bers are going to be driving the
cattle down the street along with
the Sheriff's Posse.
This event is being promoted
as an educational source to teach
citizens and visitors about the rich


the general public who will have
the chance to compete against
members of law enforcement.
Once such competition will be a
tug-of-war.
Sgt. Stark went on to say that
the FGIA also sponsors an anti-
gang poster contest for middle
and high school students and stu-
dents in the Division of Juvenile
Justice system. The winning
poster is used on billboards
throughout Florida and goes on T-
shirts.
The winning entry receives a
$1,000 scholarship, while the sec-
ond-place finishers receives a
$500 scholarship and the third-
place finisher is given a $250


Detective Farless, were porno-
graphic and rated XXX.
The report goes on to state
that Hanna told Detective Farless
that he had confiscated the DVDs
from juveniles housed at EYDC
and that he meant to give the
items to his supervisor, but the
supervisor was not at work on
that day.
Calls to EYDC officials Thurs-
day afternoon seeking additional
information were not returned as
of newspaper deadline.


ments.
Councilman Lowry Markham
expressed his concern with the
PUD ordinance, and questioned if
it is even needed. He said people
with whom he has spoken move
here to have land with their hous-
es and to move away from the
type of developments that are
common in a PUD.
These PUD regulations will
pave the way for new develop-
ments that are currently in the
early stages of the application
process.
The next step will be for the
City Council to hold the final pub-
lic hearing at their Tuesday, July 3,
meeting. There, council members
will still have the opportunity to
amend and change the ordinance
as needed.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


small in the normal budget
process where they look at the
budget from a graduating per-
spective 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 down to the non-essential
services as well.
Representatives for state Rep-
resentative Richard Machek,
Vicky Nowlan and Tangie Jen-
nings, were present at the TCCLG
meeting as well as Sherry
McCorkle who was representing
U.S. Congressman Tim Mahoney.
Following the meeting mem-
bers attended a luncheon pre-
pared by Mr. Wherrell, Sandra
Wherrell and Cheri Watford.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


ond Ave.
The applicant is planning to
use the existing building as a
home healthcare office after
remodeling.
The council approved a pre-
liminary plat application for a
four-lot subdivision, Central Park
Oak, submitted by Asmussen
Engineering on behalf of property
owner RJ Remodeling Enterpris-
es, Inc. with a 4 to 1 vote. Coun-
cilman Clayton Williams voted
against the development.
The development concerns .7
acres located at 417 S.E. Fifth St.
City Planner Bill Brisson stated
that "it is a fairly minor plat of only
four lots. It does meet all the
requirements of the residential
multifamily zoning district."
The next step in this process
will be for the final plat applica-
tion to go before the council for
consideration.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


culture of cowboys in Okee-
chobee. There will be events
scheduled throughout the day
prior to the rodeo beginning at 2
p.m. to inform those in atten-
dance of the ways of the Ameri-
can Cowboy.
Cowboy crafts, Seminole Tribe
crafts and other demonstrations
will be on hand at the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are
available. For information, con-
tact (863) 357-MAIN.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


scholarship.
The next poster contest will
begin in February of 2008 and will
end on June 1, said Cherie Surl,
FGIA director of programs.
Sgt. Stark said computer-gen-
erated posters are also accepted
as contest entries.
Information about the FGIA,
its purpose and programs can be
found at www.fgia.com.
The keynote speaker at the
one-day summit in Orlando was
Florida Attorney General Bill
McCollum.
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Benefit planned for Roger Lowry
OKEECHOBEE A wild hog barbecue will be held Saturday,
June 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Eagles Club on U.S. 441 North to benefit
Roger Lowry who has suffered three severe strokes leaving him
semi-paralyzed on one side.
Mr. Lowry is a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. The strokes have
left him unable to perform work and your help is needed.
There will be music, a horseshoe contest and a 50/50 drawing.
The donation is $5 per plate.
For information call Debbie Lowry at (863) 357-2148; Michael D.
at (863) 697-1447; or Denita at (863) 357-2148.

Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July 27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children
regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during
summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail-
able. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at
no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the
meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at
640 N.W 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24
hours in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and
reduced price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th
Ave.; Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750-U.S. 98 North; and,
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately
to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave.
S.W, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice),
or (202) 720-6382 (TFY).

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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be from the north-
east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny, with isolated afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the
east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30 per-
cent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and thun-
derstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Monday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low around 70.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 30
percent.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 8, 2007 3


North Elementary's Nine Weeks Awards


Second grade

Reading Awards
Morgan Buxton; Ivy Hinton;
Samson Brady; Katie Wheeler;
Alex Edenfield; and, Angelena
Perez.
Math Awards
Robert Jolly; Nicole Schoon-
maker; Stephanie Vega; Nancy.
Olvera; Douglas Bonapfel; and,
Gabe Greseth.
Third grade

Honor Roll 4.0
Krystle Harris; Jacie Harvey;
Dodie McCarty; Whitney Najera;
and, Josey Pearce.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9
Marissa Fennell; Rachel
Gomez; Ashley Juback; Logan
Laskey; Jenna Thomas; J.T. Van-
deman; Billy Bob Wehde;
Cameron Whitlock; and, Tyffani
Zeller.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Evan Blankebaker; Morgan
Brandel; Caleb Brown; Ana
Bucio; Peyton Campbell; Baylee


Farless; Eli Finney; Jhovani Her-
nandez; Devin Hillard; Rashianna
Humpries; Kaylan Ingram; Dylan
Jones; Reece Lamb; Dinora Lan-
deverde; Bobby Joe Layman;
Alexis Lightsey;
Zeke Matthews;
Tangle Mcgowen;
Cameron Mor-
ris; Vincenzo
Pasquarella;
Julissa Pelayo; -
Kirk Rayman; Mindy Ruiz; Cande-
lario Vega; and, Andrew Wine.
Special Recogniton
Edgar Ayala; Brooke Boswell;
Ashia Brown; Alyssa Deese;
Jacob Emmick; Kylee Field;
Kaylee Fralix; Cameron Griese-
mer; Ashley Hart; Crystal James;
Lauren Stewart; and, Rhett Wil-
son.

Fourth grade

Honor 4.0
Asma Ali; Isabella Alonso;
Hunter Boshell; Kelsie Chartier;
Adrian Fisher; Savannah Frady;
Leah Furse; Hailey Greeson;
Sarah Hurst; Angelena Jernigan;
Otto Ramirez; Samantha Plum-
mer; Hannah Raulerson; Saul


Rios; Lexi Ward; Macy Watt; and,
Cameron White.
Merit 3.5-3.9
Shania Bays; Chad Clance; Ali
Jaquith; Cali Kirksey; Sandra
Luviano; Sarah Rodgers; Mikel
Sadler; Shane Stamper; Jessica
Tapia; Jessica Turgeon; Jordan
Wilkerson; Katie Waldron; and,
Samantha.Wine.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Julia Aguirre; Kaleb Betten-
court; Jospeh Cabrera; Julia
Calzada; Brandon Carter; Kory
Comtois; Allaina Corrales; Albion
Crowell; Patrick Dewey; Alexis
Hair; General Hair; Lance Ham-
blen; Meredith Hilliard; Omar
Jimenez; Braydon Kasella; Josh
Keese; Courtney Kesner; Austin
Mcglamory; Victoria Mills; Travis
Register; Morgan Rempfer; Leti-
cia Soriano-Rios; Josie Stratton;
Audra Torres; Kristal Vega; Ray-
mond Waske; Cassidy Watford;
and, Megan Williams.
Special Recognition
Zhane Butler; Logan Choate;
Flor Maria Delacruz; Francisco
Gomez; Ryan Houston; Nicole
Kelly; Karina Jones; Colton Lamb;
Elizabeth Romero; Ernesto


Sanchez; and, Rodolfo Torres.
Terrific Kids
Isabella Alonso; Hunter
Boshell; Juan Bucio; Allaina Cor-
rales; Angelena Jernigan; Bray-
don Kassella; Carlos Ortiz;
Samantha Plummer; Sarah
Rodgers; Esteban Santibanez;
and, Cassidy Watford.
Fifth grade

Honor 4.0
Selena Bowman; Irfan Chaud-
hary; Tristan Dubois; James Mar-
cum; Brandon McKee; Rachel
Roehm; Colton Rusinko; and,
Cody Walker.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9
Oscar Ayala; Randi Campbell;
Makayla Davis; Marcus Garcia;
Khrysta Herndon; Carissa Licata;
Rhiannon Robshaw; Jaisalyn San-'
tiago; Justin Thorpe; and, Karyna
Villalpando.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Tekelsha Andrews; Brent
Baughman; Adam Davis; Alec
Deese; Marshall Fralix; Kayle6 Ful-
ford; Natali Garcia; Frnak Huff;
Caitlin Knight; Tristan Mavroides;


Clayton Norsworthy; Christian
O'Connor; David Powell; Monica
Reyes; Raela Ridley; Arielle Rout-
ledge; Hannah Sadler; Stephanie
Sellers; John Shelton; Tyler Smith;
Destinee Villarreal; Kayla Wal-
drop; Anna West; and, Jessica
Wisener.
Special Recogniton
Fredi Albarran; Alma Armenta;
Jeffery Casselton; Kaitlyn Cole-
man; Lorraine Lutjen; Marco Mar-
tinez; Timothy McCoin; Maria
Elena Ramirez; Cynthia
Rodriguez; Jake Smith; Mikeshia
Tillman; Frank Viera; and, Nancy
Villanueva.
Terrific Kids
Leticia Cabrera; Kaylen Ful-
ford; Prissy McDonald; Cayla
McDugald; Sara Molina; Rhian-
non Robshaw; Arielle Routledge;
Dallas San Miguel; Julian Silvas;
George Tillman; Mikeshia Till-
man; Brooke Vinson; and, Kayla
Waldrop.
Presidential Awards
Cody Walker; James Marcum;
Irfan Chaudhary; Rachel Roehm;
Marcus Garcia; Rhiannon Rob-
shaw; Selena Bowman; Jefferson
Davis; and, Colton Rusinko.


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Obituaries


Ata Mary Prewitt
Alta Mary Prewitt, 86, of Okee-
chobee and formerly of Cincin-
'nati, Ohio and Kentucky, died
Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the
*Hamrick Home of Okeechobee.
.Born Oct. 12, 1920, in Cincinnati,


Ohio, she had been a longtime
resident of Okeechobee.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Pete Prewitt and
son Robby Prewitt.
Mrs. Prewitt is survived by
son, Dennis (Joyce) Prewitt of
Okeechobee; daughters, Christi


Utz of Cincinnati, Ohio and Vic-
toria (Bob) Hart of Gallisteo,
N.M. In addition, she is survived
by her grandchildren, Zach and
Andy Utz.
There are no plans for a serv-
ice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial


contributions can be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
GAS TAX: I see our county commissioners are at it again. Now
they want to add a 5-cent tax onto our gas when gas prices are at an
all time high. Shame on them and to think I voted for most of them.
Shame on me!

INSURANCE: I see in today's paper where they have approved eight
new companies to start writing policies in Florida but they are all
$100,000s homes. What about us poor people that our values are very
little because our trailers and homes are older they won't insure them?
When is there going to be some help for us?

IDENTITY THEFT: What do you do if you have somebody that per-
petrated identity theft on you, say with Social Security numbers? Can
you please help us out here because we need help and we are not get-
ting help from anybody else? If you know what to do or the numbers to
call, please publish that because it is affecting a lot of people.
Editor's Note: The act of stealing one's identity is a felony and
should be reported to the authorities. If you live in the city, report the
alleged crime to the Okeechobee City Police Department. If you live in
the count, report your crime to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office.

THEFT: I would like to know why banks that issue credit cards to
these thieves that are stealing identity don't verify the name with the
Social Security number. The way I look at it, if you give somebody a
credit card and you don't check their name against the Social Security
number then they are liable for the transaction. If that is the case then
that is a law action against the bank for people who are victimized.

MEETING TIME: This is in regard to the June 12 county commis-
sioners meeting on the 5-cent gas tax. Isn't it convenient that our com-
missioners are having this meeting at 9 a.m. when the general popula-
tion that is affected, the hardworking individual, is hard at work? That
is an inconvenience for us and convenient for them to get it passed.
We should all call them and oppose this. Bother them on the phone.
Bother them at home on the phone because we cannot be there since
we are hardworking individuals who pay their salaries.

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Community Events


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

Agency on Aging plans special meeting
David Haralson, president of the Area Agency on Aging of Palm
Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is calling a special meeting of the board
of directors on Wednesday, June 13. The meeting will be held at
the Area Agency on Aging, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in
West Palm Beach at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to
update the board on negotiations regarding a building acquisition
and to consider a Resolution for Industrial Revenue Bond financ-
ing. Approval of contracts requiring the expenditure funds will also
be an agenda item at the executive committee meeting following.
For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

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

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




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Letters to the Editor


Over $53,000
raised by walk
On behalf of the March of
Dimes and the 1,393 babies born
prematurely every day in the U.S.,
I would like to thank the Okee-
chobee community for support-
ing WalkAmerica 2007.
With your help, we were able
to raise more than $53,000.
A healthy birth is a gift that can
never be taken for granted. It
should be every child's birthright,
but it is not every child's reality.
No family is protected from hav-
ing a premature baby, and it can
happen to anyone. A premature
birth can result in death or lifelong
health problems.
The March of Dimes has made
great progress in the fight to save
babies. From the reduction of the
number of babies born with neu-
ral tube defects because of the
March of Dimes' national folic
acid awareness campaign to the


development of newborn screen-
ing tests, the March of Dimes is a
leader in fueling scientific
advances for better birth out-
comes.
But, as long as babies are born
prematurely, with birth defects, or
at low birthweight, we must con-
tinue to do all in our power to give
every baby a healthy start in life.
As a long-time March of Dimes
volunteer, and as chair of WalkA-
merica 2007, I1 wanted to person-
ally thank the following persons,
businesses and entities who gave
so generously of their time,
efforts, money and resources to
help the March of Dimes achieve
its goal of preventing birth
defects, premature birth, and
infant mortality:
Sandra Pearce Photography,
Okeechobee Beef O'Brady's,
George Dukes, Okeechobee Girl
Scout troops, Jim Vensel, Darrell
Enfinger and Tony Ard of Okee-
chobee County, Laf-A-Lot Enter-
tainment, Let's Party, Danny Park-


Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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
Mission, 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 atthe 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 a.m. 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.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863)
532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The
annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For infor-
mation, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at
7p.m.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-
9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera
(863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863)763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.


er, Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue, Okeechobee Police Depart-
ment, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, Randy McCall,
Larry McWhorter, Betty Kelly,
Goodbread Ranches, Mark Good-
bread of The Tucker Group, Keith
Goodbread of Okeechobee Real
Estate Company, Okeechobee
News, Bank of America, Cassels
& McCall, Cato's, Everglades Ele-
mentary School, Gilbert Chevro-
let, Healthy Start, Lakeview
Builders, Larson Dairy, National
City Bank, North Elementary
School, Okeechobee County
Planning and Development,
Okeechobee Freshman Campus,
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender
Corrections Center, Okeechobee
High School Beta Club, Osceola
Middle School, Publix Supermar-
ket, Regions Bank, Riverside
National Bank, Seacoast National
Bank, Seminole Tribe of Florida,
South Elementary School, Wem-
mer Family Orthodontics, Yearling
Middle School, Kay Smith, Wal-


Mart Supercenter, First Bank and
Trust of Indiantown, Okeechobee
Land Company and Wendy's.
There are so many others to
thank, too numerous to name
individually, including all of those
who supported a team fundraiser
or sponsored a walker.
I also want to thank the mem-
bers of the WalkAmerica 2007
Committee: Shelley Batton,
Tammy Blair, Barbara Boling, Jen-
nifer Busbin, Karen Cassels,
Sophia Graves, Angela King, Patri-
cia McWhorter, Susan Pilgrim and
Sally Wibbels for their hard work
throughout this year's WalkAmer-
ica campaign and their dedication
to the March of Dimes.
The support from this commu-
nity is greatly appreciated by
me and by the thousands of
babies that will have a chance at a
healthy, full life.
I look forward to seeing all of
you next year at WalkAmerica
2008!
LauraAnn McCall


Community Events


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

Hospice will host yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard sale
on Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All new items and every-
thing must go. Donated items are needed and monies made bene-
fit patient care, including services at The Hamrick Home. For infor-
mation, 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.

Hurricane seminar is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 9, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Sherman "Tony" Carper, Jr. president of the Florida Governor's
Hurricane Conference and emergency management coordinator
for Indian River County Division of Emergency Management,
Department of Emergency Services. The topic of the show will be
the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference, topics addressed
and areas of concern. For information call Indian River County
Department of Emergency Services at (772) 567-8000, your local
county Emergency Management office or visit www.floridadisas-
ter.org.

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

Okee-Tantie hosting RCAA races June 9-10
The Radio Controlled Airboat Association (RCAA) will hold
radio controlled airboat races on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday,
June 10, at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. This event is free for spectators and racers and every-
one is welcome to attend and/or participate. For information, call
Chris Selph at (863) 447-1735.

Bake sale aids missionary projects
A bake sale, sponsored by the ladies of the church, will be held
Saturday, June 9, at the Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott
Ave. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go towards several
missionary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at
(863) 763-6928.

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

Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation
Bible School to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St., June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin
each session. There will be adult classes as well as three children's
classes for ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Child-
care is available for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863)
763-4021.

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

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

OHS class of '78 plans reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1978 is planning their 30-
year class reunion. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday,
June 12, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S., at 6:30
p.m. All interested class members are urged to attend. For informa-
tion contact the class at ohsclassofl 978@hotmtail.corn.






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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Local couple captures bass classic
Ed Jennings and his wife Beth Jennings finished in first place in the Tampa Pro Bass End
of Season Classic last weekend on Lake Kissimmee with a two-day combined total of
25.48 Ibs. Mr. Jennings also captured the Big Fish award with a 10.19 lb. lunker. The cou-
ple brought home a $2,800 first prize check and three wall plaques. Foxy, their four-
legged fishing partner, went along to cheer them on.

Two local bass clubs

host lakeshore cleanup


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
and Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
have joined together to host a
lakeshore clean-up day on Satur-
day, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
hosted a similar clean-up day in


2000 when the lake previously
hit an all-time low. They gath-
ered more than 30,000 ,lbs. of
garbage during that event.
Waste Management will provide
plastic gloves and garbage bags to
aid in the collection of trash.
Anyone wishing to help with
the clean-up is invited to attend.
The clubs are currently looking


for poke sticks for collecting
garbage, as well as help in feed-
ing the volunteers.
If you would like to more
information, would like to volun-
teer, know where poke sticks
can be located or would like to
volunteer to provide food and
drinks for the volunteers, contact
Charlie Hays at (863) 763-2332.


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G.V Elementary students honored for achievements


By Naji Tobias
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE More than
100 students from Glade View Ele-
mentary School were honored for
their scholastic achievements
throughout the school year.
At the May 31 awards ceremony
held in the school's 'cafetorium',
about 50 students from kinder-
garten through the fifth grade
received first place trophies and
Glade View backpacks for being
the top achievers in their respective
reading and math classes.
Six students were awarded for
being the top 'Reading Counts'
scholar in their grade, with fifth-
grader Frantz Roseme holding the
distinction as being the top reading
counts overall scholar, scoring 172
points in the principal's challenge.
Also, four students were awarded
as the top science scholars in the
school.
For their accomplishments, the


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Free Bread provided
Free Bread provided by the fine
folks at the New Hope Baptist
Church located at 638 Yaun Road
in Moore Haven. This will be every
Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon
or when the bread is gone. Hard to
believe, but the bread is free!

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Narcotics Anonymous
meets on Mondays
Narcotics Anonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open discus-
sion meeting at Buck Head Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
Buckhead Ridge. For more infor-
mation please call (863) 634-4780.

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Free services are
offered to help elders
Center for Independent Living
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lar basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon to
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Economic Council
meetings planned
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a
member, please contact the EDC
about joining. If you are a mem-
ber, please plan to attend the
meetings. As the Main Street
effort and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.


science scholars received trophies,
with the top 'Reading Counts'
scholars receiving trophies and a
bicycle. Since Frantz was the over-
all scholar, he was also awarded a
Dell desktop computer.
Many students in the school
received scholarships for scoring at
least a four out of a possible five
points on their FCAT exams.
Students who scored a 95 or
above on their norm-reference
tests also received scholarships.
If a student scored a perfect five
on their FCAT exams, they received
a $100 scholarship. Nine students
were able to accomplish that feat,
as they earned a limousine ride to
the Cheesecake Factory in West
Palm Beach for lunch the day
before.
Scoring a four out of a possible
five on the FCAT exams enabled
students to receive a $40 scholar-
ship, while students received a $25
scholarship if they scored a 95 or
above on the NRT.


According to Mary 0. Evans, the
school's principal, over $6,000 in
scholarship money was awarded
to the students.
Jessie Terry, the parent
liaison/resource teacher for the
school, was pleased with the
turnout of the ceremony.
"1I was excited and proud of the
students' and parents' participation
in all of our ceremonies through-
out the year," said Ms. Terry. "The
communication between the
administration, teachers, parents
and students has contributed to
making this school year a success."
Ms. Mary Harvey, a fifth-grade
reading teacher, was impressed
with the students' progress
throughout the school year.
"Based on their fall diagnostic
scores, it showed areas of concern
that we needed to improve on,"
said Ms. Harvey. "But by the winter,
those areas were no longer of con-
cern."
Ms. Vonda Rushing, the fifth-


grade reading chairperson who is
also a reading teacher, agreed with
Ms. Harvey's assessment of the stu-
dent's progress.
"It was a long, hard process
but we rose to the occasion and
the students are all on grade
level," said Ms. Rushing.
Carla Lewis, the math coach
from kindergarten through the
fifth grade, weighed in on the stu-
dents' progress throughout the
school year.
"The students have shown
tremendous growth," said Ms.
Lewis. "They really stepped up to
the plate and rose to the occa-
sion."
Towards the end of the awards
ceremony, Ms. Evans was proud
to tell the students, parents and
staff that when the school grade
comes out later this month, Glade
View Elementary may be deemed
an 'A' school by the state.
Ms. Evans concluded the cere-
mony by thanking the staff, par-


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Looking Back...
Cow Creek Seminole Indian Reverend Billy Osceola and his brother Harjo Osceola look
over the south range in this photo taken at Brighton Seminole Reservation in the 1950s.


Funds cut for children's mental health


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON A local area
mental health clinic was recently
advised of a major reduction of
funding for mental health chil-
dren's services.
Joseph Hosick, CEO/CFO of
Hendry-Glades Mental Health
Clinic in Clewiston, said the
Department of Children and
Families (DCF) Area 8 Substance
Abuse and Mental Health office
has, as of June 1, cut back fund-
ing for children's mental health
services throughout the five
county area which includes
Hendry and Glades counties.
The reduction is a loss of
$115,000 for the local area pro-
grams. The children's case man-
agement, outpatient services
and other related programs will
be discontinued.
"We won't be able to assist in
prevention, care anymore," said
Mr. Hosick. "But we will work
with our existing clients through
a participating system with other
clinics through referrals," he
added.
According to Mr. Hosick,
these funds were mistakenly
given to them by DCF, but right-
fully they belonged to the child
foster care system instead and
had to be returned.
Due to the cutback, the center
will not be able to afford full-
time staff. The remainder of the
funds ($35,000) that were desig-
nated for children's case man-
agement and outpatient services
will be redirected to keep and
fund a part-time psychiatrist in
house, in order to keep medica-
tion services and psychiatric
evaluation services available in
the local clinic, he explained.
Due to other recent state
Medicaid funding reductions,
"the clinic has suffered enor-
mously," he said. He explained
further that even though the DCF
cut-back only means 10 percent
loss overall, the impact to the
children's mental health services
is 77 percent, so the program
had to be discontinued.,
"We will still have 24-hour,
seven days a week on call emer-
gency crisis services for both
children and adults," he said.
"I look forward to a realign-
ment of these services and funds
for the future, I don't think it is
something that would be cut for-


ever," Mr. Hosick said, those services, but it will take
"We need prevention servic- sometime for the process to go
es, it is a crucial for children to through", he added.
have these services, and I will StaffWriter IdeybisGonzalez
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ents and students for the time that
she served as the principal for the
elementary school, which spans
three years.
"It's just a pleasure to present
scholarships to the students," said


Ms. Evans. "We want the students
to excel in academics throughout
their school career so they could
go to any college they want to."
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
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The Okeechobee County Board of County
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that supports the state and federal fair housing laws.
It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, lease, financing
or advertising of housing if the discrimination is based
upon race, color, religion, national origin, gender,
family status, disability or age. There are some
exceptions to these laws, such as housing for elderly
residents in certain circumstances or religious organ-
izations providing housing for members.
If you believe you may have been illegally dis-
criminated against, or if you wish to receive addition-
al information, you may call the HUD hotline, 1-800-
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Briefs


Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out assessment of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in
the elderly are urged to apply.
For information call (772) 595-
1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belin-


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da at (863) 357-0166.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-


tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each
week will make a difference in
the lives of these children.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against


rabies required and Okee-
chobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must
have a revaccination 12 months
after the initial vaccination.
Thereafter, revaccination
requirements would conform to
the vaccine manufacturer's
direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with
a health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Flori-
da State Law 828.29. Animal
licenses are purchased at the


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mal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Center offers
parenting classes
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on
Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at
New Endeavor High School, 575
S.W. 28th St. The school is locat-
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good daily care and a stimulat-
ing environment. Foster parents
may be married, divorced or sin-
gle. Their most important char-
acteristic is that they are caring
individuals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 8,
through Thursday, June 14, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 -"Pirates of the
Caribbean: At World's End" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only. Saturday and Sunday at 2
and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek the Third"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Surf's Up" (PG)
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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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and/or The Better Business
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


DOGS (2): Small breed, found
in Buck Head Ridge. Call to
identify. 863-357-3225
HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street.
(863)467-0380 or
863)801-3276 Iv.msg.


AFRICAN GRAY, Last seen
5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
@ Okeechobee KOA. Re-
ward! (727)204-3454
PIT BULL, 7 month old male,
green spiked collar, last seen
/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
SHEPHERD/COLLIE MIX- Fe-
male. Vic Charles Harvey
Hwy & 18th Terr. on 6/2/07
(772)263-1780
SILVER BRACELET- with 5
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860
SUNGLASSES, Prescriptioh
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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BIMINI TOP: Off 16' Cape
Horn, white, decent shape,
needs cleaned. Call Mike at
850-758-7103
KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good home only! Call
(561)261-6421 or
(863)634-0565.
KITTENS- Free to GREAT
Home Only! All colors,
Male/Female. Cute!
(863)801-3561
PUPPIES, 5 months old, 1 fe-
male, 1 male, Bird dog
mixed. To good homes.
(863)467-5935


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2005 SW 28th Ave.
Variety of Items,
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH
MIn 3 yrs experience. EOE
DFWP 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
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required, 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
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EXPERIENCED WELDER/
FABRICATOR NEEDED
Competency test required
atapplication.
Drivers license a MUST!
Benefits available
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2726 N.W. 4th St.
Mon. thru Fri.
7:30am 3:30pm


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Customer Service/Sales
Energetic
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Professional
Appearance
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Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
(863)763-6461
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
863-763-5321
REAL ESTATE
SALES MANAGER
Needed for Okeechobee Office.
Experienced and Licensed.
90/10 split +
% of office sales.
Call Jim Welx@ @
863-467-3670
WAREHOUSE HELP NEEDED
Must be able to do heavy lift-
ing, Must have clean driving
record, Salary depends on
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8am til 5pm. Call Magna Bon
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FINANCE DIRECTOR OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
POSTING DATE: June 6, 2007
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
Okeechobee Utility Authority, local water and wastewater pro-
vider for approximately 9,000 customers in Okeechobee, Flori-
da is seeking an experienced Finance Director to lead a staff of
employees with overall daily responsibility for managing the
Authority's finances. The position requires a comprehensive
understanding and successful track record in the full range of
governmental finance as it relates to guidelines for an indepen-
dent special district in the State of Florida and adherence to ap-
plicable Florida Statues including budget, performance
measurement, and strategic planning. The ideal candidate will
have the ability to establish effective working relationships,
strong leadership and managerial skills, the ability to establish
credibility with various department managers, be a reliable re-
source to elected and appointed officials, as well as to the gen-
eral public, have strong interpersonal skills, possess strong
oral and written communication skills, and be of high integrity.
Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in business adminis-
tration, finance, accounting or a closely related field; Masters
degree and/or related certifications such as CPA preferred, and
5 years of progressively responsible experience. In addition to
a broad range of government finance functions, at least two
years' of management experience is preferred. A pre-employ-
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The salary range is $64,085 $96,127. Okeechobee Utility
Authority offers an extensive benefit package that includes life
and medical insurance. Relocation assistance is not available
for this position.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and re-
sumes to:
Mr. John Hayford, Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppliles 585
Cruises 590
Drapes LiUnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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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
VaRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


Air


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 Ig., 1
small, both 110v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858


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: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
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
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
(863)357-2704
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724



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



GREENHOUSE- Sturdy, W/
trusses, New, 30'x50', Wht
covering, instruct., access.
$6500.954-258-5008 LaBelle
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647



Gutters Plus,
1 LLC
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It wasn't raining when
Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #0CSL2783-01
PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.

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Gutters, Inc.


Shutters & Seamless
R5) 5 Gallofn Gutters
Licensed & Ins$250 for all, wiled

863.763.56597-2032
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WOOD SEALANT: Behr Plus
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
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


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



COMPUTER/PRINTER, Dell,
19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME $200, Call
(712)481-6822.


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


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
(863)357-0709
BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
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
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end tbls,
coffee tbl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs
& hutch. $500
(863)675-5737
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
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- White,
Glass door top, 2 door bot-
tom + 6 shelves. Great
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
FUTON CHAIR: $50.
(863)357-7136
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
$25. 863-763-3286
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.
SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
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 Steall $400.
(772)460-0817
RIFLE, M77 Ruger, Model
7mm mag, 3-9-40 Redfleld
scope, $750.
(863)697-9616 $750
RIFLE SCOPES- W/mounts-
BSA Deerhunter 3-9x40, Sim-
mons 8-Point 3-9x40. $300.
Will sep. (863)885-1172
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
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.
(863)675-4710



PROPANE TANK: 100 Ibs, 2
years old, over 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


FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding In tact. Shoe nets on
sides. No missing springs.
$100 Firm. (863)269-5263
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still In box. $50 for all.
863-467-0987
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451



GRAND PIANO, antique, re-
stored & In good working
cond., $1500 or best offer.
(863)697-0142
PIANO, Wurlitzer, Spinet w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)675-0188 La-
Belle.



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
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2 males &
2 females, 1st shots, Health
Cert. $400 ea:,
(863)763-2755
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, 11h
years old, black & tan, CKC,
ousebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
IMPERIAL SHIH TZU: Male,
212 years, black & white, has
papers, 8lbs. $300 stud fee.
61-261-6651
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
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
res, $160. (863)673-1062
YORKIE PUPPY (1): Male,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
He's ready to gol $800.
863-697-9865


ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cla, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172


Empoyen
Medical


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

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


HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
le, 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
Seat, good condition!!!
425. 863-634-5471
RCA XL100, 20", $50.
(863)357-3865
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
(863)227-6181


AIR COMPRESSOR, 5hp, 22
gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
(863)227-0029
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
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000.(863)675-1754


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



VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., $35. (863)763-6131

Agriculture



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



APPALOOSA GELDING 5
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
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
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
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674


SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
tr. Good mouth reining. Cant
eep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706

EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 5HP, 21" cut, dual
lade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150.850-758-7103
MANTIS TILLER: $150.
863-763-5039
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$400. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
165 Hydro, $550
(863)675-4710 or
(239)290-1133
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
863-227-6181
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
12.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394
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BUFFETATTENDANT-Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyearround
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15,2007
$9.00perhour
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. $40kplus benefits to start.


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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,
Apple Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
ON RIM CANAL OF LAKE
OKEECHOBEE: 1br, furnished,
screened porch, utils incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or561-582-8693.


LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, CBS,
$1300. mo. + Sec. dep.
Reference required.
(863)697-8504
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
Avail. 7/1, fenced yard, a/c,
$1,300/mo. 1st, last & $600
sec & refs. (863)467-7852



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


KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.
863-467-6798


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



OFF TAYLOR CREEK:
3 BR, 2 BA Fenced yard. Dock.
Fireplace. Tile. $1400 me.
& COTTAGE CHARM CBS,
2 BR, 1 BA $950 mo.
Call (863)467-8683
OKEECHOBEE: Waterfront
2br/1.5ba, Exc, cond., Fully
Furnished. Community pool.
$165. wkly. 561-202-7702


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aes on Lake Placid, 300' white
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on (reresortrentals.co561)719-5189


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



LAKESHORE RESORT,-LAKE
PLACID, FL, New 28D cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
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12 Okeechobee News, Friday, June 8, 2007


Mobile Homes




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





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
Single Wide, 2/2, c/a/h, Ig.
porch, util. rm., V/2 ac. land-
scaped lot, quiet adult area,
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.;
incl. lawn service/water.
(863)467-7415
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933
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' x80' -
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
fum, 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 I




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




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
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT., Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$275. (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
(863)634-3394
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700.239-340-2833
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
POLARIS WATERCRAFT-
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incId. $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
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500.(863)673-0700



SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885


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- Besta XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
(863)674-0819 LaBelle
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
YAMAHA KODIAK 450 '06,
Auto., 4x4, On command
4-wheel drive & front diffe-
rential lock. Under warranty.
$4700 w/brand new trailer.
863-673-5898/674-0865



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


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40-15
Pickup Trucks 40501
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CADILLAC FLEETWQD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/I.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '80, V8,
auto, exc. shape, $4000 or
best offer. (772)597-6240
after 5pm



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FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-6235
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
ood, good work car, asking
900 or best offer
(863)228-2123
PLYMOUTH HORIZON, '78,
auto, 4 cyl., 4 dr., 49k orig.
mi., $800. (772)597-6240
after 5pm
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942




CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only lOOK.mls. $2200.
(863)673-2314
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4,
poor cond., rear end shot
runs great, clean title, $500.
(863)674-5752 After 6pm
SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500
(863)634-1545



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



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


Noah's North Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17'h St., Suite B Okeechobee, FL
863-634-3049
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat . . . . . . 53500
W all Hugger .............. .. 24000
Swivel Rocker................2790
Small Recliner ............. ... 125a"
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 425n"
Full Sleeper ..................41500
M ini Sleeper ................. $39900
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... $999" ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... 25000
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mattresses
Twin....s150
Full....... 1990 Pillowtop..... s22500
Queen $2200" Pillowtop ..... 025500
King s255"0 Pillowtop ..... 539900
See Store for More


County Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day
of June, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 29, HI-LO ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6 PAGES 39 AND 40,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE C COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE,
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
fion to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration at
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
i ,i -, ,,,.i ,,r 1-800-955-8770

Dated this 21st day of May, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
213609 ON 06/01,08/07


I Pubi o i


I Pubi o i


I PublIco ic


I INoice


I Furniture


I Furnitur


I Pulc o icie


I P ic Nie i


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
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,
$12010. (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 1500, '01, V6, led,
a/c, ps, pb, $5500.
(863)763-2815
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)357-1938
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
(863)467-6238
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
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 XLT, '96, 460 V8,
tow & trlr pkg., ladder rack,
tool boxes, runs good, body
exc. $6,000 or best offer.
(772)597-6240 after 5pm
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
msg.
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337



CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
S13'; mileage, 2dr, runs good,
iv., miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k mi. Body & inted-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700



DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032



DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
1900. (863)885-1929.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005,
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOB
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 049
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff
JERRY ALSIP, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 18tllh day of May, 2007, and en-
tered in Case No. 2007 CA 049, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and JERRY
ALSIP; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JERRY ALSIP;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THS
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2006- CA 296
AMENDED
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

BFSPE, LLC, a Delaware, Limited Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
us
HAWKS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liabillly Company, DAVE HALL,
MIXON LAND SURVEYING, INC.,
Defendants
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2007, and entered in Case N0:2006 CA 296 of the Circuit Court of the Nine-
teenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein BFSPE, LLC is the Plaintiff and HAWKS, LLC, and DAVE HALL are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room ofthe Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the
25th day of June, 2007, the following described property asset forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
PARCEL A
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 east, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows: -
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55-E along the West line of said Section 4, A distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E erpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence S 06-34-26 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 06-34-26 W,a dis-
tance of 188 66 feet; Thence N 66-35-23 E, a distance of 432,91 feet; Thence N 56-35-44 E, a distance of 144.17 feet; Thence N 33-41-17 E, a distance of 166.80 feet;
|Thence |N 63-19-14|W, a distance of 188.75 feet to the intersection with the arc of a curve, said curve being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 301.19 feet, a
central angle of 38 degrees, 45 minutes, 49 seconds, a chord bearing of S 46-03-41 W and a chord distance of 199.91 feet; Thence ISouthwesterly along the arc of said
curve, distance of 203.77 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 6-26-35 W, a distance of 212.14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
25.00 feet and a central angle of 48 degrees, 11 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 21.03 feet to the point of reverse curva-
ture of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 65.00 feet and a central angle of 79 degrees, 19 minutes, 14 seconds; Thence Southerly and Westerly along the arc of
said curve, a distance of 89.99 feet to the point of beginning. Containing2.643 acres, more or less.
PARCEL B
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 14, Thence N 00-51-55E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpen-
dicular to the preceding course a distance of248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279,22 feet to the beginning ofa curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeastedrly along the arc of said curve; a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 245.90 feet; Thence S 23-45-41W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of
-35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 22-17-31 W, a distance of 190.92 feet; Thence S 66-21 -00 E, a distance of 973.53 feet to the beginning of a curve
to the left, said curve having a radius of 318.00 feet and a central angle of 47 degrees, 57 minutes, 40 seconds; Thence Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of
266,19 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 65-41-19 E, a distance of 414.14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 262.00 feet and a
central angle of 23 degrees, 20 minutes, 33seconds; Thence Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 106.74 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-01-53 E, a
distance of 67.38 feet; Thence N01-06-36 W, a distance of 196.13 feet;
Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of52.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes,
52 seconds; Thence Westerly and Southerly along the arc-of said curve, a'distance of 116.31 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-33-30 W, a distance of 353.69 feet to
the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 426.82 feet and a central angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Westerly and Northedy
along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.08 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 859.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 7.780
acres, more or less.
PARCEL C
DESCRIPTION
A Parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicular to
the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 266.19
feet and central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 1105.25 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 391.82 feet and a
central angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Southerly and Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 329.64 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
65-33-3 0 a distance of 353.69 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of300.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes, 52 sec-
onds; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 131.67 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 53.23 feet Thence
continue S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 19,05 feet; Thence S 00-42-22 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this de-
scription; Thence S 01-06-36 E, a distance of 198.75 feet; Thence N 89-53-41 E, a distance of 284.27 feet; Thence N 89-46-02 E, a distance of 585.26 feet; Thence N
13-48-15 W, a distance of 197.93 feet; Thence N 89-57-14 W, a distance of 501.33 feet; Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 324.84 feet to the point of beginning. Contain-
ing 3,763 acres, more or less,
PARCEL D
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 300.00feet and a central angle of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westely
along the arc of said curve, a distance of t15.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 00-27-54 W, radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of begin-
ning; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 536.81 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.05 feet; Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 80.18 feet; Thence N
88-37-05 W, a distance of 173.03 feet; Thence S 14-08-31 E, a distance of 196.09 feet; Thence S 88-25-02 E, a distance of 144.78 feet; Thence N 83-36-04 E, a distance
of 95.10 feet; Thence S 88-09-08 E, a distance of 78.52 feet; Thence S 72-20-53 E, a distance of 86.24 feet; Thence S 84-05-05 E, a distance of 95.02 feet; Thence S
89-59-59 E, a distance of 539.59 feet; Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 188.13 feet to the intersection with the arc of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a
radius of 265.00 feet, a central angle of 12 degrees, 40 minutes, 05 seconds, a chord bearing of N 83-12-04 W and a chord distance of 58.47 feet; Thence Westerly along the
arc of said curve, a distance of 58.59 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 4.685 acres, more or less..
PARCEL E
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet; Thence S 22-25-57 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence S 67-34-03 E, a distance of 117.55
feet; Thence S 23-11-37 W, a distance of 179.53 feet; Thence N 67-26-20 W, a distance of 105.39 feet; Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 181.26 feet to the intersection
with the arc of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet, a central angle of 04 degrees, 58 minutes, 02.seconds, a chord bearing of S
70-03-04 E and a chord distance of 22.97 feet; Thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 22.97 feet to the pointof beginning. Containing 0.506 acres,
more or less.
PARCEL F
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Sections 3 and 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4,a distance of 1787.16 feet; Thence S 59-03-00 W, a distance
of 95.31 feet. Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, passing out of
said Section 4 and into said Section 3, a distance of 141.15 feet; Thence S 59-03-00 W. perpendicular to the preceding course, and passing out of said Section 3 and back
into said Section 4, a distance of 51,31 feet; Thence N 89-27-14 W, a distance of 162.99 feet; Thence N 00-46-42 W, a distance of 109.19 feet; Thence N 89-20-19 E, a
distance of 49.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 97.00 feet and a central angle of 30 degrees, 17 minutes, 19 seconds; Thence North-
easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 51.28 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, a distance of 43.42 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.500 acres, more or less.
PARCEL G
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve, a distance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 535.51 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.16
feet; Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 81.19 feet; Thence N 88-37-05 W, a distance of 195.00 feet Thence S 89-57-14W, a distance of 283.53 feet Thence N 00-10-46
W, a distance of 408.90 feet; Thence S 89-49-14 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 20.00 feet Thence N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the
point of beginning of this description, Thence continue N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 192.64 feet: Thence N 59-42-41 E, a distance of 48.45 feet; Thence N 77-22-19 E, a dis-
tance of 79.73 feet; Thence N 88-08-26 E, a distance of 180.60 feet; Thence S 79-59-12 E, a distance of 71.49 feet; Thence S 55-53-12 E, a distance of 47.04 feet; Thence
S 50-35-07 W, a distance of 213.94 feet to the intersection with the arc of a non-tangent curve, said curve being concave to the South, having a radius of 65.00 feet, a central
-,r,,.-, ,,i 1.,)... 15 minutes, 58 seconds, a chord bearing of N 88-32-52 W and a chord distance of 98.31 feet; Thence Northerly, Westerly and Southerly along the arc of
.o uI ,.1 .t -,., of 111.48 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.037 acres, more or less.
PARCEL H
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53,11 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 315.61
feet and a central angle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Thence Westerly and Northerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees, 36 min-
utes, 55 seconds; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 418.36 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-33-34 E, a distance of 500.17
feet; Thence N 00-26-26 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this description; Thence N 01-33-50 W, a distance of
186.04 feet; Thence N 89-23-10 E, a distance of 350.88 feet IThence S 01-11-06 E, a distance of 187.08 feet; Thence S 89-33-34 W, a distance of 349.67 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 1.500 acres, more or less.
PARCEL I
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4,Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312,75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicu-
lar to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterlyalong the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 315.61
feet and a central angle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Thence westerly and Northerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 15 degrees, 24 min-
utes, 07 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 71.11 feet Thence N 75-39-17 W along a line radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00
feet for the point of beginning of this description; Thence continue N 75-39-17 W, a distance of 175,87 feet; Thence N 19-59-32 E, a distance of 81.98 feet Thence
29-28-18 E, a distance of 81.98 feet; Thence 67-00-56 E, a distance of 200.34 feet; Thence S31-05-57E,a distance of102.72 feet to theintersection, -
PARCELJ
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 3, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the West line of said Section 3, a distance of 1787.16 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, a dis-
tance of 59.00 feet; Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, a dis-
tance of 141.15 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 53.25 feet; Thence N 89-19-34 E, a distance of 296.55 feet Thence N
01-01-52 W, a distance of 117.39 feet; Thence S 89-15-10 W, a distance of 368.23 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 27.00 feet and a
central angle of 30 degrees, 12 minutes, 10 seconds; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 14.23 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 59-03-00
W, a distance of 36.08 feet to the point of beginning; Containing 1.060 acres, more or less. With the are of a non-tangent curve (radial line through said intersection bears N
31-05-57 W), said curve being concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 299.53 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees, 33 minutes, 20 seconds; Thence Westerly and
Southerly along the are of said curve; a distance of 232.92 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.008 acres, more or less.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this 10th day of May, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY/S/ULinda F Young
Deputy Clerk
KELLEY, HERMAN & SMITH
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1401 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 206
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 954)462-7806
2156470 N 06/8,15/07


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26,2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee to consider a Special Exception to allow a public or private sports or
recreation complex including cabins andRVspaces in an Agriculture (A) zoning
district. The property owner and applicant is Glenna Rucks, The property ad-
dress is 6745 NE 304th Street and is more particularly described as follows:
THE WEST ONE-HALF (W 1/2) OF SECTION 17 LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE
OF THE NOW ABANDONED QUAY ROAD (PER RESOLUTION 96-50, AS RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 384, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA), BEING IN TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE SOUTH 33 FEET FOR ROAD
RIGHT-OF-WAY.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, THENCE N 89056'47" e ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 17 AND THE CENTERLINE OFCOUNTY ROAD 15-C A DISTANCE
OF 1300.0 FEET; THENCE N 00 03' 13"E PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
NORTH RIGH-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID COUNTY ROAD 15-C FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 0003'13" E A DISTANCE OF 460.00 FEET;
THENCE N 89056'47" E PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 17, A
DISTANCE OF 260,00 FEET; THENCE S 0003'13" E A DISTANCE OF 460.00
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
COUNTY ROAD 15-C; THENCE S 89 56'47" W ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 15-C A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
AND
THE EAST 335.0 FEET OF SECTION 18, LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE
NOW ABANDONED QUAY ROAD (PER RESOLUTION 96-50, AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 384, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA), BEING IN TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, LORIDA, LESS THE SOUTH 33 FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-
WAY.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida,
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision bythe Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearingwill need to ensure that a verbatim record of tile proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upoh which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose ofback-
up for official records of the department,


NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, lorida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning distinct. The proper-
ty owners and applicants are Jorge and Eulogia Servin. The property address is
1739 NW 46th Terrace and is more particularly described as follows:
Lot 2, Block F, PLAYLAND PARK according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 27, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING, Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which tie
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
Peiton # M-2007-0278
217019 ON 6/8/07


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 29, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to
consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Com-
mercial (C) to the proposed classification of Heavy Industrial (1-2). The property
owner and applicant is Big Lake Land Management Inc. The property address is
2252 Highway 98 north and is more particularly described as follows:
BEING a parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 7, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florda, and being all of Lot 10 and a portion of Lot 11
of the first addition to Playland Park Acres, an unrecorded plat prepared by Leon
H. Willis, County Surveyor, dated July 15, 1968 and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Commence at the East 1/4 of said Section 7; thence bear North 880 43' 33" West
along the 1/4 Section line, for a distance of 813.21 feet to the Intersection with
the easterly boundary line of said First Addition to Playland Park Acres; thence
bear South 390 16' 30" East, along said easterly boundary line for a distance of
331.73 feel to a point lying 15.00 feet Southeasterly of the Northeasterly corner of
said Lot 11 of First Additon-to Playland Park Acres and the point of beginning;
thence bear South 390 17' 3" East continuing along said Easterly boundary line.,
for a distance of 185.15 feet to the southeasterly corner of said Lot 10 of First
Addition to Playland Park Acres; thence bear South 500 46' 01" West, along the
southerly boundary line of said Lot 10, for a distance of 199.66 feet to the inter-
section with the easterly right-of-way line of State Road 700 (a/lk/ U.S. Highway
98 North) said point being also the southwesterly corner of said Lot 10; thence
bear North 390 19' 09" West, along said easterly right-of-way for a distance of
185.00 feet to a point; thence bear North 500 43' 30" East along a line parallel
.with the northerly boundary line of Lot 12 of said First Addition to Playland Park
Acres, for a distance of 199,77 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Containing 0.848
acres, more or less, and being subject to any and all easements, restrictions, res-
ervations and/or rights-of-way of record, if any.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW'2nd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at
9:00 am In the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners or the Board of Ad ustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at the meetings or hearings will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and Clerk and Planning and De-
velopment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce
Planning Director
Petition #R-2007-0660
216825 ON 6/8,17/2007

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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning from the exist-
ing classification of Residential General (RG) to the proposed classification ol
Planned Development (PD). The preliminary plan proposes a mixed use develop-
ment on 101.64 acres including approximately 622 dwelling units and 16 acres ol
commercial uses. The property owner and applicant is Land Ventures of America,
LLC. The property is located on the north side of Highway 441 SE, west of Nubbin
Slough and Is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCELOF LAND LYING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST
AND SECTIONS 5 AND 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID LAND ALSO LIES WITHIN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3,
"FARM LANDS OFTHE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY", ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3, "GREAT LAKE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGES 36 THROUGH 45, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 3, SAID "GREAT
LAKE SUBDIVISION", THENCE SOUTH 5536'37" EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) LINE OF SATE ROAD 15 (WIDTH VARIES), A DISTNACE
OF 400.16 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID R/W LINE, SOUTH 58136'43'
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 144.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE DE-
PARTING SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE. RUN NORTH 3102317" EAST, PERPEN-
DICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 2140.56 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 5904011" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2206.93 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE
OF A 30 FEET WIDE STRIP OF LAND AS SHOWN ON THE "AMENDED PLAT
OWNERSHIP OF R.E HAMRICK AND ANNIE B, HAMRICK", ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 30019'49'
WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1220.61 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 6704729" WEST, ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID 30 FEET WIDE
STRIP OF LAND, A DISTANCE OF 1164.45 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE ARC OF A NON-TANGENT CURVE IN THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY R/W
LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 17,138.74 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00056'41" AND
BEING REFERENCED BY A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 5944'19" WEST AND
CHORD DISTANCE OF 282.47 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OP 2682.58 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY
CORNER OF LOT 22, AFORESAID BLOCK 3, "GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION";
THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE, RUN NORTH 31023'17" EAST
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 22, A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE, RUN NORTH 5836'43" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
200.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 20, ALSO
BEING THE EAST LINE OF LOT 19, SAID BLOCK 3, "GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION",
THENCE SOUTH 3123'17" WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF LOT 20, BLOCK 3,
A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT
20, BLOCK 3, BEING A POINT ON THE AFORESAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE OF
STATE ROAD 15; THENCE NORTH 58036'43" WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF
LOT 16, SAID BLOCK 3, "GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION"; THENCE NORTH
58036'43" WEST CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE OF STATE
ROAD 15, A DISTANCE OF655.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 101.64 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
In the avent that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 302 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the board of county Commission-
ers on Tuesday, July 12,2007 at 9:00 am in the Commission Meeting room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 302 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AI
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision
by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to any
matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a verba-
tri record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testiman)
and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County clerk and Planning anc
Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
clerk and ofthe Planning Department
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition L-2006-0103
216598 ON 06/08,17/07


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OFA SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 25,2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow a wholesale, warehouse, or
storage activity, but not including bulk storage of flammable liquids and a building
trades contractor yard on premises for storage of equipment and materials in a
Commercial (C) zoning district. The property owners and applicants are Robert
and Margagaret Kreitz The property address is 1934 Highway 70 East and is more
particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF NW 1/4OF SECTION 23, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN THENCE S 01 16'45" E A DIS-
TANCE OF 33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCERUN S 88 47'15' W
A DISTANCE OF 470 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S 01 16'45" W KDIS-
TANCE OF451.84 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S 67 0515" E TO A POINT
ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE NW 1/4OF NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE RUN N01 16'45" W DISTANCE OF 661.83 FEET TO THE POINTOF
BEGINNING. LYING1N AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 IF
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANCH 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF SUBJECT PROPERTY CONTAINED IN THAT
CERTAIN ORDER TAKING RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 363, PAGE 122, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are forthe sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2087-0670
216641 ON 6/8/07


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street Okee-
chobee, Floidato consider PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF
A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The proper-
y owner and applicant is Concepcion Medrano. The property address is 5965 NE
Way and is more particularly described as follows.
Commencing at the Southeast comer of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 on NE 1/4 Section
18, Township 37 South, Range 36 east, run thence N 000222" E along the East
boundary line of said SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and center line of the B & K
McArthur Road for a distance of 334.55 feet, thence run West for a distance of
109.97 feet tfor RO.B. thence continue West for a distance of 79.97 feet, thence
run S 0002'22"Wfor a distance of 87.35 feet, thence run N 8803237 E for a dis-
tance of 80.00 feet, thence run N 002'22" East for a distance of 85.33 feet to
RO.B.
Lying in and comprising part of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 18,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Also known as Lot 2 of an unrecorded survey ofAdult Park dated 3/3/72.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respectto any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
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216484 ON 6/8/2007


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
bdiu iT,,i. ,iuti ,-, i. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
,, ,,,,, M,,-i,,, .,,,,, .ukeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
.., r,-,j, i,., i-,-,m Special Exception to amend a condition of a special
exception previously granted allowing for mini-warehouse, self-storage units in
Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owners and applicants are
Paul and Deanna Mtchell and Donald Macintosh. The property address is 4129
Highway 441 South and is more particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 33, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at
the Northeast comer of said Section 33, thence S 890 30' 41" W along the North
line of said Section 33, a distance of 456.92 feet to the intersection with the West
right-of-way line of State road #15 (U.S Highway 441); thence S 00004'D1" E,
along said west right-of-way line, a distance of 2955.14 feet; thence S 89030'44"
W a distance of 660.30 fee ffor the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S
89o30'44- W, a distance of 362.88 feet; thence N 00804'1" W, parallel with the
aforesaid West right-of-way line of State Road #15 a distance of 274.00 feet
thence N 89o30'44' E a distance of 362.88 teet; thence S 0O00401" E, a distance
of 274,00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, Jmune 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE, THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2007-0668
216528 ON 006/007


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00m in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to
consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Resi-
dential Mixed (RM) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2
(NC-2). The property owners and applicants are Hudd Gorham and Cheryl Sim-
mons. The property address is 214 NW 36th Street, and is more particularly deo
scribed as follows:



In the event that all items scheduled before the board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Pianning Department.
William d. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2007-0659
216826 ON 06/08,17/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE : A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee Florida, to consider a permit application for the Installation of a Used
Dwelling Unit in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property owner and
applicant is Cheryl Freeman. The property address is 1934 NW 36th Terrace and
is more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of Section 7, Township 37 n ,,nr ,,,
East, run N 0253'55" E on section line, a distance of 695 feet; ..... J "
41' 35" W on the North boundary of a county road known as Central Drive, a dis-
tance of 1,470.6 feet; Thence run N 080 03' 35" W along the East boundary of a
county road, a distance of 330 feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said
Point of Beginning, run S 850 41' 35" E, a distance of 330 feet; Thence run N 080
03' 35" W, a distance of 132 feet; Thence run N 85 41' 35" W a distance of 330
feet to the East boundary of a county road; Thence run S 080 03' 35" E, a dis-
tance of 132 feettothe POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce,
Planning Director
216832 ON 6/8/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board ot
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm In the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow a mine or borrow pit In an
Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property owner and applicant Is David Felten-
berger. The property address is 4755 SW 26th Avenue and is more particularly
described as follows:
The SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 all in Section
32, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida
In the event that all Items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are the for the sole purpose oi
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2007-0667
216565 ON 06/08/07

NOTICE OF AN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD/
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS MEETING
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hold their next
regular meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meet-
ing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,

Okeechobee, Flonda. .. ..
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
PUBLIC HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board ot
Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting
or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of back-
up for official record of the department.
William D. Royce
Planning Director
ON 216776 6/8/07


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a meeting of the Executive
Committee to which all persons are in-
vited:
Date & Time: Friday, June 15, 2007
8:00 a.m.
Place:Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
University Park
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, Florda 34986
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
-Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
University Park
584 NW University Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986

Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
thaeproceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
derto provide a record for judicial re-
view.
,216944 ON 6/8/07
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 29th day of June 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
In, a3no, "tr,- Year, Make, Model &

1997 Yellow Mack CH613
1M1AA12Y5VW073363
1993 Red Eagle Vision
2E3ED66F3PH604098
1998 Red Mitsubishi Galant
4A3AJ56G9VE046162
2002 Gray Peterbilt
1XP5DB9X32D585432
2001 White Utility Trailer
1UYVS24881 M357904
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
216634 ON 06/08/07

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arship Night held May 17 at Okeechobee High School. arship night presentation on May 17.


The People Helping Others Experience Broader Education (PHOEBE)
scholarship was presented to Jennifer Cornell (right) by Phoebe
Raulerson (left) during the scholarship night presentations at Okee-
chobee High School on May 17.


Ginny Bryant (left) presented the Quality Air Conditioning & Heat-
ing of Okeechobee scholarship to Kristina Mellette (right) at the
annual scholarship night presentations at Okeechobee High School
on May 17.


Community Events


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. Network-
ing 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 hostesses. For information,
call (863) 467-7100.

Merah Ladies to host brunch
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club will hold a pre-Father's Day
brunch on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Shrine Club on S.R.
West. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For tickets call Lorayne
at (863) 610-3373, or Kathy at (863) 763-8072.

Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participating in an Ameri-
can 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.

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 panthers, bobcats and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of
the half-acre butterfly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Admission is $10
for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted free. The cen-
ter is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace. For directions, go to
www.arnoldswildlife.org; or, call (863) 763-4630.

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 Mon-
day 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 suggest-
ed. 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.

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will conduct a free CRA nutritional analysis.class at Douglas
Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W North Park St., on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's monthly mixer will be held Wednesday, June 20, and
will be hosted by Sherwin-Williams, 818 E.N. Park St., from 5 until 7 p.m. The open
house will feature light refreshments. Main Street will begin selling the limited Mega
Mixer 50/50 tickets, and one lucky winning ticket will be drawn in December. Tick-
ets can only be purchased at each monthly mixer. For information, contact program
manager Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

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 par-
ticipate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first camp is July 16-20; second
camp is Juily 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 pro-
gram will run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two sites from
which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For infor-
mation and an application, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pageant will be held Sat-
urday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441
N. Funds raised will go to the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used
to purchase needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months to 21 years.
Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are beauty, photogenic, most
beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover queen/king for the program book.
Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. For information call
Donny Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Res-
cue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.

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

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Center is
seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calen-
dar. Winning images will be published as the featured monthly photos. Applications
will be taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur
photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For information, call
(863) 462-5260.

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor courses on Aug. 11,
17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants must be at lest 15 years of age. To regis-
ter, call (863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning
at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5 per hand. Prizes will be awarded. Pro-
ceeds will benefit Okeechobee Hospice. For information; call Deanne at (772) 260-
6801 or Dee at (863) 634-0492.

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

Class of '57 members sought
Members of thle class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other, please contact
Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863) 763-8906, or Faith Hawk at (863)
467-6083.

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






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