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According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and will remain in effect
until further notice. For infor-
mation, call (863) 946-6020.
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
Lawn watering is now limit-
ed to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for lowvolume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flori-
da Water Management website
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
This South Florida Water
(SFWMD) lock will remain
closed until water levels have
returned to safe operating lev-
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance and
the manatee protection device
installed in the bottom of the
lock chamber to become a
navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the navi-
gation lock has become shal-
low enough that boaters may
have difficulty navigating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
Source: Florida Division
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nixes Lakehouse project
By Chauna Aguilar
The majority of the crowd of
local concerned citizens that
attended the Okeechobee City
Council special session for The
Lakehouse project at the Okee-
chobee High School Auditorium
on Thursday, June 7, clapped in
approval when the project was
The vote was tied at 2-2 which
forced Mayor James Kirk to cast
the deciding vote. Councilwoman
Lydia Jean Williams and Council-
man Dowling Watford voted in
favor of the future land use
change. Councilmen Lowry
Markham and Clayton Williams
voted against the project.
Mayor Kirk stated that the pro-
posed application was inconsis-
tent with the comprehensive plan
due to the multi-family housing
being placed within a single family
The 63.78-acre parcel that was
to be developed by 15th Street
Homes LLC and Montebello 13
LLC and was presented by Jose
Rasco of Straat Development.
The property is located
between Southwest Sixth Street
and. Southwest 15th Street, and
between Southwest Seventh
Avenue and S.W. 10th Avenue
where a total of 254 units were
planned within a Traditional
This TND would have been
achieved through planned unit
development (PUD) zoning
where they would have been
allowed to cluster housing in
order to preserve open spaces,
wetlands and the eagle preserve
while creating a development
with density equal to that required
by a, residential single family
zoned 63.78-acre parcel.
The new development came
before the council with a recom-
mendation for denial from the City
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals that was given
on Thursday, May 17. However,
city planner Jim LaRue and his
associate determined that the pro-
posed amendment was consistent
with the comprehensive plan and
recommended approval and
transmillal to the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for
See Lakehouse Page 2
Seacoast National Bank: Baking for disaster relief
Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Tom Murphy buys cupcakes and cookies for his office at the bake sale for the American
Red Cross hosted by Seacoast National Bank on June 8. Cheryl Zrioka, an employee of
the bank, helps him to carry and bag up the purchased goods. All of the money made
from the bake sale was donated to the local Red Cross office, which offers disaster
relief through the area, as well as water safety and CPR classes.
The employees at the North Parrot office of Seacoast Bank held a bake sale on Friday
June 8 to raise funds for the American Red Cross. Participants (in no particular order)
are: Cheryl Zrioka, Jaime Medrano, Angelica Garcia, Erica Zinski, Melody Hodges,
Denise Kelly, Lavada Huff, and Mr. and Mrs. Riddle from the Red Cross. Though not pic-
tured, Christina Reynolds was also involved in the project.
OHS students have choices
By Victoria Hannon
The Okeechobee County
School Board offers several pro-
grams that fall under the title of
The drop-out prevention pro-
gram allows students that are at-
risk for dropping out to work
towards receiving their regular
high school diploma. Two of
these programs are the credit
retrieval program and the drop-
out retrieval program.
Credit retrieval allows stu-
dents that have failed classes to
retake those classes on a com-
puter and receive the credits they
need to graduate. This program
takes place during the year after
school at Okeechobee High
School (OHS), and allows stu-
dents that have fallen behind to
graduate with their class.
Dropout retrieval, conversely,
allows students that have previ-
ously dropped out of school to
return and take classes at night to
receive their high school diplo-
ma. It allows students that have
dropped out for economic rea-
sons to maintain a day job and
attend classes at night.
This program is currently held
at New Endeavor High School,
but will be moved to OHS during
the 2007-08 school year.
Both of these programs use
computer programs, called
Accelerated Learning Systems, to
test students' knowledge of the
subject matter. It provides the
student with lessons and exam-
ples in the material that is nor-
mally covered in a semester of a
class. After they have spent a des-
ignated amount of time on the
lesson, students are tested on the
Once students have covered
all of the lessons normally cov-
ered in a semester they have a
cumulative test that they must
pass before they receive credit.
"All of the required courses for
graduation are available on the
computer," said David Mullins,
the teacher that oversees the pro-
gram at New Endeavor. "Stu-
dents can get work experience
credits that cover the required
The amount of time a student
spends on each lesson is deter-
mined by the teacher that over-
sees the program
"The teacher supervising
decides on the intensity of the
class," stated Ken Kenworthy,
assistant superintendent of
schools. "Based on the IEP and
their FCAT scores, it is tailored to
each student's individual needs
and allows students to work at
their own pace."
The length of time that a stu-
dent spends in the course
depends on their dedication, the
intensity of the course and the
amount of time the student is
willing to spend each day at the
According to Mr. Kenworthy
the course could take anywhere
See OHS Page 2
Okeechotee News/Chauna Aguilar
Mayor James Kirk voted against the proposed amendment
to change the future land use from single family to multi-
family for the Lakehouse development located in the south-
west section of the city. Mayor Kirk was forced to vote
Thursday, June 7, to break a 2-2 deadlock on the issue.
By Pete Gawda
There is at least one advan-
tage to the current record low
level of Lake Okeechobee which
will help improve both water
quality and fish habitat.
Members of the County
Coalition for Responsible Man-
agement of Lake Okeechobee,
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries and Lake Worth
Lagoon learned at their meeting
on Thursday, June 7, that the
record low level is making it easy
See Muck Page 2
after 80 mph
chase on 441
By Eric Kopp
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail after he reportedly
led deputies on a car chase that
topped speeds of 80 mph, then
kicked a deputy in the midsec-
Steven Alderete, 19, S.E. 27th
St., Okeechobee, was charged
with fleeing and attempting to
elude a law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest with violence,
battery on a law enforcement
officer and driving while license
was set at -
He was ..
also issued 'A
tions for flee-
ing and elud-
ing a police Steven
officer, driv- Alderete
license suspended or revoked
with knowledge, leaving the
See Arrest -Page 2
Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
More to learn
School may be out, but students at the Horse Day Camp
continue to learn as they are taught about the different
breeds of horses in their morning lessons.
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This recommendation was
reached after six areas of concern
were all addressed satisfactorily
concerning the concurrency issues
with the future land use change,
according to Mr. LaRue.
The single family homes con-
sisted of nine plantation homes, 15
village homes, 24 bungalow
homes and 22 cottage homes. This
totaled 94 single-family homes for
the proposed development. The
smallest of these homes, the cot-
tages, would have been priced at
The density increased on the
parcel going north where they
were proposing 96 townhouses to
be for individual sale with a price
point in the mid $200s.
The far north section of the
property, which is detached from
the property as a whole by South-
west Ninth Street, would have
been occupied by 88 rental apart-
ment villas and a 1.5-acre park that
would be available for public use.
This placement of homes in a
clustering format allows the devel-
oper to provide common open
space where there will be pedestri-
an-friendly sidewalks and trails to
provide citizens with an adequate
way to enjoy the preserved wet-
Continued From Page 1
to remove muck from the now
exposed lake bottom.
The coalition met at the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club.
Coalition members also
received the good news that some
rain may be on the way and that
the recent session of the legislature
was generous to environmental
causes. In addition, they received a
report on the condition of Herbert
The coalition is made up of
commissioners representing Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee,
Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, High-
lands, Osceola and Polk counties.
Dr. Susan Gray,of the South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD), said there are five sites
around the northern and western
side of the lake where muck is
being scraped off the lake bottom
and hauled away. About 500,000
cubic yards of muck have been
removed to date from sites at Eagle
Bay, Northwest Marsh, Horse
Island, Harney Pond and Fisheating
Some of the muck is being put
on SFWMD-owned land and some
on private lands. The muck
removed in Glades County is being
temporarily stored at the Glades
County Road Department.
Scraping muck off the lake bot-
tom will improve water clarity and
provide a better fish habitat. In
some areas, Dr. Gray said SFMD
will be replanting native plants. As
the muck is being removed
SFWMD is trying to preserve the
In one of the areas in Glades
County, Dr. Gray said an old boat
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uKeecrnouee iewsi/nauna Aguilar
Jose Rasco of Straat Development made his final presenta-
tion to the Okeechobee City Council in an effort to get their
proposed development of the Lakehouse future land use
amendment passed on to the Department of Community
affairs for review.
lands, lakes, park and other open
The areas in the development
where there are wetlands, and
uplands where an eagle has made
its nest, will be identified and incor-
porated as a conservation land use
category on the future land use
was found. That area is being kept
secret and an archaeologist has
Without minimizing the danger
to houses in Glades County, Dr.
Gray said the recent muck fire on
the lake helped the lake bottom
cleanup process. She said in some
cases the mUtck burned down to
the original sand and the fire
burned up a lot of exotic plants.
Another plus is that the fire
occurred in an area where contrac-
tors would have had trouble get-
ting access to scrape up the muck.
The fire was so large that it
could be seen from space. Dr. Gray
displayed a satellite photograph
that clearly showed flames and
smoke at the northwest edge of the
Muck removal was also sup-
posed to take place at South Bay.
But this has not happened because
of the peat under the muck. The
machinery has not been able to
stand up on the soft lake bottom.
Dr. Gray said funding for that partic-
ular muck removal project might
be shifted to other muck removal
She said the total cost of the
program is $11.4 million, with $2.5
million of that amount coming
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
Dr. Gray said she was robbing
funds from other SFWMD projects
to pay for the muck removal.
Turning to the legislative report,
SFWMD's Ernie Barnett said the
2007 state legislative session was
"wonderful," as far as environmen-
tal issues are concerned.
He went on to say that property
tax reform issues to be handled at
the special session later this month
could affect SFWMD projects, as
well as the county's ability to bor-
map, if amended. This would
require those areas to remain pre-
served even if the eagle were to
relocate, which prevents the-
increase in density from being a
"The developer can change the
architecture style of this, but what
Mr. Barnett discussed various
pieces of legislation that will pro-
vide funding for Lake Okeechobee
issues. Total funding appropriated
was $285,000,000, which includes
Good news was also
announced by SFWMD's Cal Nei-
"The good news is it's raining;
the wet season is officially here,"
Mr. Neidrauer predicted that
next month the SFWMD board of
governors might ease up on water
restriction since we are entering
the rainy season..
He said from Nov. 2, 2006,
through June 1, 2007, 11 inches of
rain fell over the SFWMD area and
that 18.8 inches is the average. He
went on to say that rainfall in eight
of the last nine months has been
Mr. Neidrauer stated that the last
wet season was drier than normal.
This made the situation worse
going into the recently ended dry
season. Between November 2006
and April 2007, 8.4 inches of rain
fell over the SFWMD area. The nor-
mal for that period is 14.6 inches
Tropical Storm Barry dropped
2.5 inches of rain over the district.
Unfortunately, Mr. Neidrauer said,
SFWMD cannot store rainwater
when it falls so fast. Some of it had
to be discharged to tide because
there is no place to store water east
The National Weather Service is
predicting above normal rain for
June and above normal rain for the
latter part of the rainy season.
Dennis Duke, chief of Ever-
glades Restoration for the Jack-
sonville District, U. S Army Corps of
Engineers (COE) Jacksonville Dis-
they have told you is because of the
PUD classification and the limita-
tion on density in that respect'
you are protected," said city attor-
ney John Cook, in response to the
uproar of the citizens concerning
actually getting what the developer
promises. "Anytime the city staff
recommends one course of action
and the council takes another
course of action you're always
open for legal challenge. Whether
a legal challenge would be suc-
cessful is impossible to say. Typical-
ly, the actions of the city council
would be hard to challenge."
In response to the vote, Mr.
Rasco said "we are extremely dis-
appointed with the outcome of the
vote. We thought that we could
bring something nice to the com-
munity that everyone would be
For future plans Mr. Rasco went
on to say that "we are not ready to
give up either. We are going back
to the drawing board to see what
we can come up with. As longtime
investors and supporters of Okee-
chobee, we are just extremely dis-
"At this time we want to contin-
ue to work with the city and are not
considering any legal action," said
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trict, spoke of the rehabilitation
program on the Herbert Hoover
He said that all dams leak. Even
the Herbert Hoover Dam in Nevada
leaks because the water pressure
forces seepage through the con-
"Seepage in itself is not bad," he
said "as long as the water is clear."
Clear water means that dam or
levee material is not being scoured
out by water pressure. Rehabilita-
tion work is currently being done
on the section of the dike known as
Reach 1, which extends from Port
Mayaca to Belle Glade.
Mr. Duke described COE's plans
to fill in the toe ditch on the outside
of the levee and create a seepage
berm to prevent scouring. A cutoff
wall is also being built through the
center of the dike.
Commissioners from the vari-
ous counties were given a chance
to address the coalition.
Commissioner Sarah Heard of
Martin County pointed out that
because of the drought, the estuar-
ies are in good shape.
"We are glad, but we are angry
our estuaries do not look like this
everyyear," she stated.
The commissioner from Glades
County, Russell Echols, com-
plained of access to the lake. While
he understood that access is a
problem now given current
drought conditions, he would like
for SFMWD and COE to help
Glades County with the constant
problem of lake access. He com-
pared his situation to the coast
counties having a beach and not
having away to get to it.
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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 dur-
ing summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not
available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for
meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the
course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for
meals with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in
person at 640 N.W 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no
less than 24 hours in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of
need where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and
reduced price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food
Service Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E.
16th Ave.; Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North;
and, Central 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 immedi-
ately 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 (TTY).
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Saturday: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers in the morning
then scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The high
will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the northeast at 5
to 10 mph, becoming east at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 50 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be
from the east around 5 mph, becoming southeast around 10 mph
in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with the low around 70.
Monday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of rain is
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
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scene of an accident with damage
and careless driving.
According to a report by Deputy
Arlene Durbin of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) she
saw a pickup truck spin its tires and
"burn rubber" as it pulled out of a
gas station on U.S. 441 S. around
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from a month to a semester to
Students that take part in the
drop-out retrieval program must
provide their own transportation,
be employed and attend a mini-
mum of two nights a week. There
is also a minimum of a six-month
waiting period between students
dropping out of high school and
beginning the program. That peri-
od is supposed to ensure that stu-
dents do not drop out to join this
"We recognize the importance
1:40 a.m. Friday, June 8. The
deputy then pulled in behind the
Ford pickup and tried stop it.
Instead of stopping, the truck
began swerving in and out of lanes
on U.S. 441, said the deputy's
report; and reached speeds up to
80 mph. By the time it reached the
Taylor Creek bridge on U.S. 441
S.E., deputies Roy Gilchrist and
Justin Akins. had fallen in behind
The report goes on to state that
of teachers in front of a class-
room," stated Mr. Kenworthy.
The waiting period is waived if
the student missed their own grad-
uation due to insignificant credits.
"Some of the people that come
here (in the summer) only need a
half credit to graduate," stated Mr.
This allows., the students to
make up the credit that they need
for a full graduation and to carry on"
with their education in the fall.
"It is really designed for students
that have already been through the
course and failed for whatever rea-
son," stated Mr. Kenworthy. "The
student already sat through the
class once. It is our assumption
in an area south of the Primrose
Trailer Park on U.S. 441 S.E. the
1989 truck ran off the roadway and
hit a flatbed trailer. The driver of
the pickup then fled the area on
foot, continued Deputy Durbin's
The driver of the truck, who was
later identified as Alderete, was
apprehended by Deputy Akins.
As the deputies were preparing
to put Alderete in Deputy Akins'
patrol car he then kicked Deputy
that they have. picked up some of
the skills needed."
There are currently three stu-
dents that are finished with the
dropout retrieval program and are
waiting for the next FCAT testing to
graduate. Another 10 students are
still working on the needed credits.
A special graduation will be held
for those students in the program
that pass the FCAT and have their
A large problem for the pro-
gram lies in the language barrier
for the Hispanic students and,
unless the student is listed as hav-
ing a disability, the test is only given
.in English, according to Mr.
Akins in the midsection, stated the
Although it took the help of
another deputy Alderete was sub-
dued, placed in a patrol car and
taken to jail.
It was later learned that the
Ford pickup being driven by
Alderete did not belong to him
and, according to Deputy Durbin's
report, the truck's owner did not
give Alderete permission to use the
"Students come back after they
decided they needed a high school
diploma," said Mr. Kenworthy.
Degrees through this program
allow students to enter the work
force as a regular high school grad-
uate, which gives them the choice
of getting a better job or continuing
their education past the high
Almost 200 students have
already received high school diplo-
mas through the drop-out retrieval
"A lot of the students go on to
further their education one girl is
now a teacher," commented Mr.
Mullins. "There are three from this
program in Iraq now."
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 9, 2007
Enjoying the last days of school
Gifted students from Mrs. Foster's class enjoy a field trip to the Dreher Park Zoo and the
Science Museum. The students attend Mrs. Foster's gifted class one day a week through-
out the year at New Endeavor. Students (left to right) are: Nic Methner, Bryan Walburn,
Mrs. Foster, Allison Chandler and Erika Jones.
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Just about every day we hear
someone ask: "What is this gen-
eration coming to?" The ques-
tion that should be asked is:
"How did we get here?"
There are a
that could be
the man who
By Paul the training
By Paul of his children
Buxton in the way of
righteousness will secure for his
nation the stability that is so
needed in this modern day. The
Puritans and Pilgrims built a
nation centered about the family,
and no matter what may be said
about the blue laws of New
England, America has not suf-
fered by them. It is the laxness of
all law that is filling our reforma-
tories and prisons with law-
breakers scarcely out of their
Maybe we should take a long
look at "old-fashioned" tactics in
our "modern" world.
Thought to Remember:
"One seldom rises above the
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Emma "Faye" Mackin
Emma "Faye" Mackin, 62 of
Okeechobee died June 7, 2007, at
her home. Mrs. '-
Mackin was | "%
born Sept. 28,
1944, in Hazel
Green, Ala. to
She came to "
Okeechobee '' .
from Akron, ';
Ohio in 1978. Emma "Faye"
Mrs. Mackin Mackin
and her hus-
band, Walter own and operate
Lloyd's Pest Control. She attended
Oakview Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mackin is survived by her
loving husband, Walter Mackin;
two daughters, Kristi Renee (Dale)
Hardy and Kelly Lynn Mackin; son,
Brian Keith (Shawna) Mackin; sis-
ter, Bea (Leroy) Briney all of Okee-
chobee; three brothers, Charles
(Bernice) Elders of Pulaski, Tenn.,
Jeffrey (Denise) Elders of Okee-
chobee and Philip (Pam) Elders of
Okeechobee; and nine grandchil-
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral serv,
ices will be 11 a.m. Monday, June
11, 2007, at Oakview Baptist
Church with Pastor Charlie Rice
officiating. Interment will follow at
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee FL 34973.
Friends may sign the guest book
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Florence B. Porter
Florence B. Porter, 89 of
Okeechobee, died June 6, 2007,
at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs.
Porter was born Dec. 13, 1917, in
West Chester, Pa. She was a
homemaker of the Baptist faith
having come to Okeechobee
from Ft. Lauderdale in 1962.
Mrs. Porter is survived by her
husband, William Evert Porter of
Okeechobee; three sons, Robin
L. Porter of Okeechobee, Jan
Evert Porter of Georgia and
Vaughn Burnett Porter of Boca
Raton; 10 grandchildren and five
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
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High School, May 17.
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LICENSING: I was reading the column about when you need a serv-
ice call a professional and I noticed in the air conditioning category list-
ed their license numbers starting as CAC except one and it started as
an RA. I wondered if that RA is less qualified, or what the difference is
in their licensing.
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that because that's going to be up to those who hire these contrac-
ADDRESS: I went to bed the other night and I lived on 86th Court.
When I work up and was going to town I realized that I had been
moved and now owned property on 85th Court, which didn't exist
until now. All the street numbers from 85thth through 89th have sudden-
ly been changed. Is this a country mistake? I now have to, change my
address on everything from my bills and mail to my driver's license, W-
2 forms and voter registration.
Editor's Note: We were told there was an error in replacing street
signs. The error will be corrected.
.GOVERNMENT: Hooray for our Governor Charlie Crist. Finally we
have someone in office that has said enough is enough. These local
politicians have had their way with our tax dollars long enough. They
treat our hard earned money like it was one big Monopoly Game -
buy, buy, buy, and spend, spend, spend. Whenever they need more
money they raise our property taxes or increase our property values.
Now they want a gas tax increase. They do this in order to fund the
things they consider important, not necessarily what the people want
or need. When they are threatened with budget cuts, they always
threaten to cut back on law enforcement and other emergency per-
sonnel. You never hear them mention cutting back on the people that
are higher up like directors or assistant directors or assistants to the
assistant directors. How, about combining departments? Don't let
these politicians scare you. We just might find out that we could get
along without some of them. I am a retired county employee not
Okeechobee and local governments are always top heavy and there
is plenty of room for cut backs. Thanks Charlie.
GAS TAX: In reference to the nickel a gallon tax they are supposedly
putting on, the paper makes it look like it is one-half cent per gallon tax
and that is proper printing by the paper. I think it was intentional, how-
ever, to make sure people don't go to the Tuesday meeting. Also, the
county commissioners love to spend money on roads, like reflectors
and double reflectors on a secondary road which is a residential dead
end street with double lines. That was a complete waste of money.
When I approached the people doing it they said they had to spend the
money. If they have plenty of money to do this kind of stuff why do they
have to put another nickel on a gallon of gas when gas is so high now?
We haven't even got a property relief tax settlement yet from the gover-
nor. We need some new county commissioners and not Democrats.
Let's get some non-partisan commissioners. I think we need a com-
plete impeachment of our present county commissioners.
Editor's Note: This person is correct in that we made a mistake
and put a decimal point in front of the number 5 when we shouldn't
have. However, this person then accuses us of doing this on purpose
to keep people from attending the Tuesday county commission meet-
ing. Nothing could be further from the truth. We'n been trying to pub-
lish as much information about the proposed toaias we possibly can
because we feel this is very important to the citizens of Okeechobee
County. Also, we feel every citizen who possibly can should attend
this meeting to let the commissioners know their feelings.
TAX ISSUE: There are two very important issues right now. Every
resident in Okeechobee should be at the courthouse on Tuesday when
the 5-cent gas tax is going to be discussed. If you don't want it, be
SKATING RINK: This is in response to the remark about building a
skating rink. My husband is a contractor and we have been talking
about putting something up here for the kids to do for the summer and
during the school year, but trying to find somebody to fund it would be
a problem. You are right the kids need something more to do. I am
trying to find a job for my 14-year-old son to have for the summer to
keep him off the streets and out of trouble and there is nowhere that
will give a good kid a chance to do something during the summer.
ARTIFACTS: Now they are making it a criminal offense to dig a few
holes around the lake for artifacts, but they are running front-end load-
ers all around and taking dump truck loads of muck out of the lake.
What about the artifacts in that? They haven't warned anybody so any-
body that gets arrested should be set free immediately because look
what they are doing with the rest of the muck around the lake. They
are just dumping it. How many artifacts are lost there?
OHS GATE: It is Thursday evening. I am sitting here in traffic at the
north entrance to the high school and I am watching car after car
make the same mistake as the couple of cars that were involved in the
accident because the north gate is locked. There is no sign to indicate
that you should use the other gate that is the normal entrance during
school hours. Someone needs to hang a sign that says use south
entrance. The school board caused this accident by not marking this
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Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at
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.
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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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)
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
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For Information call
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at
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.
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
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
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. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, 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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone
just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-
9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pageant
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-
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
4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hostirng 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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's monthly mixer will be held Wednes-
day, 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. Tickets can only be purchased at each monthly mixer.
For information, contact program manager Karen Hanawalt at
(863) 357-MAIN (6246).
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 parent-
ing, safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will
receive a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Partici-
pants and their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up
to 18 years old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3
are eligible to participate. The father of the baby may also attend.
The first camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third
camp is July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mon-
day-Friday. Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to regis-
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Stu-
dents Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth
between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug
prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The
program will run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and
there are two sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and
Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an applica-
tion, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to purchase need-
ed 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, photogen-
ic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover queen/king
for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. No
exceptions. For information call Donny Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat
Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue during business
hours at (863) 763-5544.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July
31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to
three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 9, 2007 RELIGION
The Army of the Lord
The message that Jesus loves bikers was spread at the Memorial Day Bike Rally by (left to
right) Bill Petitil, Rick Manor, Audrey Manor, Gary Brown and Gene Rodenberry. The rally was
held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27.
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First United Methodist Church Sc
Reverend Jim Dawson, second row, left, presents First United Met
arships to (left to right, front row) Brooke Ragamant, and Tara Scha
Kersey and Bryce Emley.
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Scared Heart Catholic Church Scholarships
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Church scholarships to Angela Rowe (second from left) and Matthew Jansen (right) at the
annual scholarship night presentations at Okeechobee High School on May 17.
Reflections from the Pulpit
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was mentioning the fact that some
religious groups do not recognize
the deity of Jesus Christ.
That brought out the big guns as
far am I was concerned (the Bible).
So I started out:
Philippians 2:5-8 states of Jesus,
"...who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal
And, of course in 1 John 2:23,
"He that acknowledgeth the Son
hath also the Father..."
Indeed, it was this contention,
certainly put to rest in any reason-
able person's mind by the resurrec-
tion, that the Jews continued to
press as stated in John 5:18,
"...Jews sought the more to kill
Him..." All this because Jesus was
saying that God was His Father, and
making Himself equal with God,
The Jews understood very
eechobee News/Bill Black clearly that Jesus was claiming
Himself to be God. Their own
scholarship Mosaic law in Deuteronomy 6:4
states, "The Lord our God is one
hodist Church Schol- Lord." And in Leviticus 24:16 the
efer, ( back row), Erin penalty for denying this is clear,
"...He that blaspheme the name of
the Lord, they shall stone him..."
So they were at once at odds with
Jesus Christ clearly claimed His
identity in John 10:30 stating, "I and
the Father are one." And if there
were any doubt after that, it is fur-
ther answered in John 14:8-9 when
he was asked by His disciples to
show them the Father, He told
them, "He that hath seen me hath
-- seen the Father." 'Nuff said? I
should think so...
Jesus was proving by His mira-
-- cles that He was indeed God, but
many still did not believe. John 1:1
states the basic facts of the situation
by stating, "In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with
-- God, and the Word was God."
S -* When you know that "The Word
was made flesh" there seems to be
d little argument that the Word is
-- Jesus Christ. But some people still
don't get it.
S. The Apostle John states repeat-
edly that Jesus is God. For instance,
in l John 5:20, "...Son of God is
-, =. e- come...in His Son Jesus Christ, this
is the true God."
Paul recognized that Jesus is
J God in Titus 2:13, "...glorious
appearing of the great God in the
glorious appearing of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ." Also Paul
states it in Colossians 2:9, "...for in
-, Him Christ dwelleth, all the fullness
*- of the Godhead, bodily..."
a As one who accepts the Bible as
the word of God, I understand that
- -- Christ is perfect and complete in
- His deity. To deny that Jesus is the
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Vacation Bible School
Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation Bible
School to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second S.,
June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin each session.
There will be adult classes as well as three children's classes for ages 5
and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Childcare is available for babies
and toddlers. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation Bible
school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-registration is
not mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-off with fun and
games on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For information, call
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.
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Son of God is to blaspheme God.
And so Jesus could not do other
than to tell the truth about Himself
In Matthew 17:2, at the transfig-
uration, the disciples were treated
an actual display of Jesus' deity:
"And was transfigured before
them: and His face did shine as the
sun, and His raiment was white as
the light..." And as if that were not
enough, Moses and Elijah put in an
appearance, and the Lord God
Himself made a statement:
"This is My beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased; hear ye
That just doesn't leave much
wiggle room does it? If you would
deny the deity of Christ, you must
deny the Bible. Sorry, I'm just not
ready to do that...not in the name of
political correctness...not in the
name of religious tolerance.. .not at
Now you understand why you
get such a battle when you ask a
real Christian person to pray at a
public event without mentioning
the name of Jesus Christ. It can't be
done. God isn't interested in our
tolerance of each other when it
comes to denying the deity of His
only begotten Son.
I asked my acquaintance if he
thought that God was unfair and
biased. He said yes. Does that
sound as silly to you as it does to
me? I doubt if the God the creator
really cares if we think He should
respect our own little invented reli-
gions on an equal basis with the
real, actual Biblical truth.
We all need to love each other
in light of the fact that Jesus Christ
personally left us only two com-
mandments; Love God, and love
each other. But that doesn't
include misleading them by deny-
ing His Holy Word, or by denying
His only begottePiSon.
That's the Gospel, and I'm stick-
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Farm Bureau girls softball team runners up
The Farm Bureau 8 and under girls' softball team were runners-up in the O.C.R.A. girls'
softball league 8 and under championship. Team members were (front row, left to right)
Adella nunez, Faith Phillips, Sally Tijerina, Audrey Craig, Riley Craig, Ashley Carter and
Destiny Reynolds; (middle row, left to right) Ashlee Gopher, Sherry Altman, Mikaela
Queen, Sarah Leitner, Autum Perry and Promise Philips; and, (back row, left to right)
Danielle Craig-coach, Bobbie Craig-coach and Gene Craig-coach.
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Top girl's softball throw division winners
Okeechobee athletes swept the girls' softball throw division of the state qualifier for the
Hershey Track and Field competition. The first place finishers were (in no particular order)
Baylee Farless (9-10 year-olds), Delaney Osceola (11-12 year-olds) and Erena Billie (13-14
year-olds). Trista Osceola (not pictured)ytook second place in the 9-10 year-old division.
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Members of team Seawolf showed off the 43 lb. dolphin that won them the tournament big fish
award at the fifth annual James 0. Woodward Memorial dolphin fishing tournament held at Big
Pine Key on May 31-June 2. Team members were (Second from left to right) Abel Echimendia,
Charlie Wilson, David Sheedy and Bud Neese. They were joined by Abel Echimendia, Jr. (far left).
Local anglers win
dolphin fishing tourney
By Loma Jablonski
Team Seawolf, comprised of
three local anglers and one from
Palm Beach County, took first
place in the fifth annual James
0. Woodward Memorial dolphin
fishing tournament held at Big
Pine Key on June 1-2. Bud
Neese, David Sheedy and Charlie
Wilson of Okeechobee teamed
up with Palm Beach County resi-
dent Abel Echimendia to capture
first place with a combined two-
day combined weight of 60.5 lbs.
They also hauled in the big fish
of the tournament-a 43 lb.
Robbie Ahern, Kelsey Ahern
and George Humphries of
Moore Haven had the big fish of
day one. It weighed in at 31 lbs.
Twenty-five boats competed
in the tournament that boasted a
first prize of $1,500 to the boat
team with the heaviest combined
weight, $700 to the boat with the
heaviest dolphin per day and
$300 to the boat with the second
heaviest dolphin per day.
The proceeds of this annual
tournament go to providing a
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scholarship to a deseTving agri-
culture student at Moore Haven
If you would like more infor-
mation about this tourney or
would like to sign up for next
year's tournament, call Jared
Woodward at (863) 673-8174.
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Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
For information, contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
Tournaments are held the fol-
New member boaters and
noni-boaters are welcome.
For infor nation, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007
Golf Clinic will be held June 18-
22 at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, 405 N. E. 131st
Lane, for boys, and girls between
the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8
a.m. until noon each day, and
instruction will be given by a cer-
tified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week.
Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863)
763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.
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The IRCC Dr. W. Hinson Jones and Grace Keller Jones scholarship was presented by (left)
Sam Smith and (right) Janine Marchman to (second from left to right) Kathlyn Baird, and -s-
Lindsey Besancon at the May 17, Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night pres- The IRCC Davie Dairy scholarship was presented by (right) Janine Marchman to (left to
entation. right) Casle Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Rebecca Barnes, and Omar Guerrero at the May 17,
entation. Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation.
At the May 17, Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation, the IRCC
FCAT Drawing scholarship was presented by (left) Sam Smith and (right) Janine Marchman
to (second from left to right) Brandon Baughman and Jennifer Sauceda.
Submitted photo/Bill Black
The IRCC Donald C. Hicks Memorial "STARS" scholarship was presented by (front, left) Sam
Smith and (front, right) Janine Marchman to (front left to right) Jessica Hartis, and Kyle
Durham and (back) Justin Engler at the Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night
presentation on May 17.
The IRCC Fine Arts Tuition scholarship was presented to Sara Esque (middle) by Sam Smith
'(left) and Janine Marchman (right) at the May 17 Okeechobee High School annual scholar-
ship night presentation.
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The IRCC George P. Stancih Memorial scholarship was presented by (left) Sam Smith and
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at the Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation on May 17.
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through Friday. For information call
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Lynda Durrance, front row, left, and Samantha Durrance, front row, second left, pre-
sented Eli's Western Wear Scholarships at Scholarship Night ,May 17 at Okeechobee
High School. Receiving scholarships (front row, left to right) are: Brooke Stokes and Sh-
nia Henderson, (back row), Logan Perry and Rebecca Barnes.
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India Riedel, left, presents Flora Mae Walpole Memorial Scholarships to, left to right,
Kristin McCullough, Dominique Alderman and Morgan Rickey. The presentation took
place at Scholarship Night held May 17 at Okeechobee High School.
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night presentations at Okeechobee High School on May 17.
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The Glades Electric Education Foundation, Inc. scholarships were presented to Arianna
Hodges (left) and Britani Bryner (right) by Shannon Hall at the annual scholarship night
presentations at Okeechobee High School on May 17.
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YMS-FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team
The parliamentary procedure team was honored at the Yearling Middle School annual
Future Farmers of America banquet held on May 26. Joy Burnham (left) made the pres-
entation to (second from left to right) Jim Sharpe, Sarah Payne, Shyanne Prescott, Victo-
ria Bostic and Kelsey Rodriquez.
YMS/FFA steer exhibitors
Joy Burnham (left) presented awards to (second from left to right) Tyler Mills, Shiloh
Anuez and Sara Davis for their accomplishments as steer exhibitors at the Yearling Mid-
dle School annual Future Farmers of America banquet held on May 26.
YMS/FFA Dairy Team
The dairy team that finished second in state competition was honored at the Yearling Mid-
dle School annual Future Farmers of America banquet held on May 26. Joy Burnham (left)
made the presentation to (second from left to right) Taylor Comtios and Shyanne Prescott.
YMS/FFA Beef Breeders
Joy Burnham (left) presented awards to (second from left to right) Dustin Housten, Tay-
lor Fulford and Sara Davis for their accomplishments as beef breeders at the Yearling
Middle School annual Future Farmers of America banquet held on May 26.
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YMS/FFA Small animal exhibitors
Joy Burnham (left) presented awards to Ashley Hassan (center) and Haley Rumfola
(right) for their accomplishments as small animal exhibitors at the Yearling Middle School
annual Future Farmers of America banquet held on May 26.
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ouiCai Shelly B63434-5294.
* NEWLY RENOVATED 212 HOME IN KING'S BAY. New paint, floor covering, electical & plumbing futures, central HVAC,
w/ appliances. New pool, tennis, & club house prileges, at onl $149,500 Call Elbert 863-634-7460.
* LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET? Then we have the perfect place for you.... 2 lots (1.25 acres each) located in the
Vi~ng/Prairie area. Asing $30,000 each or $55,000 if sold together. Call Lisa 863-697-1261.
* IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOUTIJDE or a great get away for the weekend, this CBS home is built on 1 % acres with
beautiful palm trees. Property is high and dry. 1000 sq. ft with one bath on a beautiful county lot all for $130,000. Call
S3LOTS IN ",LOR CREEK *2201 SE 33rd StreetS129,000 .2338 SE 32nd Ave. $119,000*
75 x 110 with great seawall 2201 SE 23rd StreetAsing $129,000 Call Melissa 863-610-2280
*TAYLDRCRFFK ISt. TGorgeous deep lot on main canal. 2480 SE 27th Ave. $169,000 Call Melissa
* BRENTWOOD ESTATES. A beautiful secluded culdesac lot surrounded by oak trees and close to town.
* 18.95 BEAUlIFULACRES in the NE section. Call Joe 863-610-1639.Rcently reduced to $426,375.
W.S. "B1iN" Keene Sr. 634-6797
2BR/1BAAR Lorl Mixon 634-1457
Lake access HIK-|, 1 I '7
o r -John Poll 3674Q769
k:n2&r Johnson 63446241
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er -IWHAT DO I NEED
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can
afford, says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
Preferred Properties OfOkeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Licensed Real Estate Broker
3126 HwY. 441 S. 863-763-8222 _w
I NO! LCTOS T EV ORRA ESTAT NEES! Oeechbe &Higladsa
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1. Motivated Seller! Immaculate!! Very nice and dean 3/1
CBS home with fenced yard, storm shutters, screened porch
and shed. Home is situated on a corner lot and has a nice
yard. Make your appointment today. #92646 Asking
2. REDUCED!! Lots of room in this 4/2 frame home. Fl
room with A/C, master suite, security system, ceramic tile
& carpet Extra's include workshop and 6 bay carport with
concrete slab for all of your toys. 2 seperate- under cover
R/V full hookups, 30 amp & 50 amp. Fenced with electric
gate and remote. New well, sprinkler system and landscap-
ing in '07. Home warranty on this home. 93600 $185,000
3. MOTIVATED SELLER! 3Bd2Ba located at desirable Kings
Bay Subdivision. WIth open floor plan. CarpetVinyl floorscustom
made vehicles, Roofs 1 year old. 1 car garage wigarage opener.
Security system Beautiful trees in front HOA fees include use of
community pool, club house,tennis court &lawn maintenance.
4. Beautiful Inside & Out Ernjoy your morning coffee in
the sunroom. Open concept Spacious eat-in kitchen. Indoor
until room w/ sink. Attic storage space. Exterior recently
painted. Hurricane shutters. Palm Creek is a gated, residen-
tial single-family community. HOA dues include commu-
nity pool, security gate, and lawn service. Sprinkler system
is on a well. Owner is licensed real estate agent 93634
5. On Cul-de-Sac In Southwest Okeechobee Large Lot
at cul-de-sac Concrete Drive Very Close to Elementary &
Middle School Only Minutes from Shopping, Banking Or
Entertainment Come and take a look93279 $235,000
6. 32 on 1.73 Acres Very Close to Town Only Minutes to
Schools. 2004 Customized Mobile Home Tons of Extras.
Fenced & X-Fenced for Livestock. Sheds, Workshops.93519
7.Easy commute to the East Coast or a great starter home. 3/2
DWVH nelAy remodeled, screened front porch to enjoy the out-
doors, detached garage and 12x24 wvvkshop. Come and take a
look atthis. Stay for thev wekends, orforevert #93826 $99,900
8. Adorable Interiorl PRICED TO SELL! Adorable
2Bd/2Ba located in very desirable Kings Bay Completely
remodeled in 2003 w/ new ceramic tile floors in kitchen, liv-
ing nn, dinning, and both bathrooms. New A/C and Roof.
Entertain family & friends on the screen back porch.
Pronerlv backs up to 12 acres of rasture for added privacy.
9. 3 Great for Commuters 'O4 Palm Harbor Home Lg
kitchen w/ lots of cabinets & complete GE appliance pack-
age. Open living room w/ corner fireplace and cathedral
ceiling. Includes built-in computer workstation. Lg. master
bdrm and bath w/ roman tub, double vanity, separate
shower andwalk-in closet Wooley Shed l10x12 with AC. Sit
Back & watch deer, turkey, and toirtoise from your back-
yard OR just relax in your 6 person garden spa on your
screened porch. 93136 $199,999
10. Great get-a-waywith plenty ofroomfor outdoor activ-
ity. 01 DWMNH located 5 mins. from State Preserve. Large
open living & dining area: 31x35 bamnw/ 110 & 220 power
and water. 2 wells, dogkennel, fenced & cross fenced. 93597
11. 6 months P & I Paid Brand New 4/2 BRAND NEW!
never lived in CBS 4/2 with 1 car garage. Hardwood and
tile flooring, tile onfrontporch. Seller willpayfirst6months
mortgage payment- principle & interest no taxes or insur-
12. On Private Ike 1995 StWuIH in MINT condition on
large lot Overlooks private lake. New carport and shed,
washer/dryer hook up, and sprinkler system. This is a
great buy! 90954 Asking $96,000
13. Very well kept partially furnished DWVIH. Carport,
screened patio, open front porch, storage shed and pole
shed. 1/2 acre lot Make appointment with listing office for
showing. Owner has 2 cats that like to sneak out of the
home, Owners want to be there to watch the cats. 92193
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 8,
through Thursday, June 14, are as
Theatre I -"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
Theatre Ill "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.
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Garage.'Yard Sale 145
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.
DOGS (2): Small breed, found
in Buck Head Ridge. Call to
HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street.
863)801-3276 Iv. msg.
AFRICAN GRAY, Last seen
5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBellel
$200 REWARD for into.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
@ Okeechobee KOA. Re-
PIT BULL, 7 month old male,
Screen 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.
SHEPHERD/COLLIE MIX- Fe-
male. Vic Charles Harvey
Hwy & 18th Terr. on 6/2/07
SILVER BRACELET- with 5
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860
w/ Red Rims. Lost in vice. of
Douglas Park. Call
2) free to good homes,
BIMINI TOP: Off 16' Cape
Horn, white, decent shape,
needs cleaned. Call Mike at
KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good home only! Call
KITTENS- Free to GREAT
Home Only! All colors,
PUPPIES, 5 months old, 1 fe-
male, 1 male, Bird dog
mixed. To good homes.
TREASURE ISLAND, Fri., 6/8
& Sat., 6/9, 8am til ?, 3338
SE 27th St., Furniture, Appli-
ances & HH Items
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH
MIn 3 yrs experience. EOE
DFWR Exp. need only apply
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED- must
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Competency test required
Drivers license a MUST!
'Apply in person
Adron Fence Co.
2726 N.W. 4th St.
Mon. thru Fri.
Full Time (Sat A Must)
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
MATURE HOUSE KEEPER
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
quired. D/F/W. Call days
NIeeded for Okeechobee Office.
Experienced and Licensed.
90/10 split +
% of office sales.
Call Jim Weix @
WAREHOUSE HELP NEEDED
Must be able to do heavy lift-
ing. Must have clean driving
record. Salary depends on
warehouse exp. Paid holi-
days & vacation. Mon-Fri,
8am til 5pmi. Call Magna Bon
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YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550
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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-
ment drug screening will be required.
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-
Mr. John Hayford, Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Okeechobee News. Saturday. June 9. 2007
JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
Res, $160. (863)673-1062
YORKIE PUPPY (1): Male,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
He's ready to go! $800.
POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
ble, w/accessories, $700.
ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
SPINNING REEL, by The Bass
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.
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.
PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remote!!!
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
Seat, good condition!!!
RCA XL100, 20", $50.
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5hp, 22
gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
AIR COMPRESSOR, Industrial,
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., $35. (863)763-6131
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPALOOSA GELDING 5
yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
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
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $450 or best offer.
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MOLASSES LICK WHEEL-
$250. or best offer
QUARTER HORSE: Bay, 8 mo.
old. $500 or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 51/aHP, 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
MANTIS TILLER: $150.
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
165 Hydro, $550
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
12.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 11/2 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.
JoIn all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, CBS,
$1300. mo. + Sec. dep.
Avail. 7/1, fenced yard, a/c,
$1,300/mo. 1st, last & $600
sec & ref's. (863)467-7852
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.
'OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
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 mo.
& COTTAGE CHARM CBS,
2 BR, 1 BA $950 mo.
2br/1.5ba, Exc. cond., Fully
Furnished. Community pool.
$165. wkly. 561-202-7702
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
WANTED TO LEASE: 5-10
acres for dove field, near
441 SE & Marion County
line, 4 private hunters.
Please call 813-918-5408.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)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 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
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
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., 1/ ac. land-
scaped lot, quiet adult area,
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
incl. lawn service/water.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very
Clean. Fullyfurnished. 2br,
2.5ba, DW MH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, &sec.
BANK REPO: 32' x 80'~-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
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
BOAT. PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT., Mid 80's. Ready to use.
CUSTOM MADE DRAPERIES &
Established 30 Years
Large Customer Base
Sale due to poor health.
$25,000 or best offer.
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires), like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
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.
HUNTING CAMPER, 5th
wheel, no title, moderate
CLASSIC DUTCHMAN FIFTH
WHEEL, '00, 2BR/2BA, 35',
with 1 slideout, asking
HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
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,
SCOOTER- Besta XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
SUZUKI RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
YAMAHA KODIAK 450 '06,
Auto., 4x4, On command
4-wheel drive & front diffe-
rential lock. Under warranty.
$4700 w/brand new trailer.
KEYSTONE-'01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
Int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/l.
CAMERO RS- '97, Convy. Runs,
Needs work. $2000,
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '80, V8,
auto, exc. shape, $4000 or
best offer. (772)597-6240
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.
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $900.
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
ood, good work car, asking
900 or best offer
PLYMOUTH HORIZON, '78,
auto, 4 cyl., 4 dr., 49k orig.
mi., $800. (772)597-6240
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100lK mis. $2200.
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
Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look in the classl-
GOLF CART, Yamaha, gas, lift
kit, new battery & tires, 2
seater, "Sharp!", $2500.
CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
(863)674-0898 / 517-1019
OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50. Please call
RANCH HAND GRILL BUMP-
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)634-9696 or
TIRES, 4 brand new Super
16/35/165, w/4 new rims,
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
TONNEAU COVER- Fits full
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88-97 Dually. $450.
CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY SO10 2001, Club Cab
LS, Runs great! 5 spd.
$6500. Call (863)261-6425
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer.
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
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.
Healthy Start board to meet,
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th St., in the
New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open to the 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 interested 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.
Local business women meeting set
The Okeechobee Business Women's Business Networking lunch-
eon will be held Friday, June 15, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will follow
at noon. Maureen Burroughs of Syble's and Linda Bridges of Big Lake
Media will be the hostesses. For information, call (863) 467-7100.
Merah Ladies to host branch
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 chil-
dren under 10. For tickets call Lorayne at (863) 610-3373, or Kathy at
Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participating
in an American Red Cross Hero's Day on Saturday, June 16, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale will be open that day and we will also
be doing car washes, as well as selling bake goods. All proceeds for the
day will benefit the local American Red Cross.
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 center 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 Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m. The
theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-regis-
tration is not mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-off with
fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For infor-
mation, 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.
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.
FORD F250 XLT, '96, 460 V8,
tow & tdr 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.
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k ml, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k ml. Body & Interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
reat, good family car,
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on June 13,2007.
Alisa Alley 49
Charles Booker 676
Greg Jaime 357
Have or Robin Newman 91
215530 ON 6/2,9/07
YOU A MORE INFORMED
iJmo wamde ewpopeup
neades or emoapoputsr-
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NOTICE OF HEARING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
June 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Floda. For more information, contact Barbara Cash at
the Planning and Development Department, 499 NW. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Rod-
da 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Ucensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting 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.
Barbara Cash, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
214251 ON 6/9,10/07
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
YMS/FFA Pig exhibitionists
Members of the Yearling Middle School Future Farmers of America were honored for their
exhibition of pigs at the school's yearly banquet on May 26. Those members (first row, left
to right) are; Calixtro Villaphandro, James Sharpe, Pueblo Nunez, Drew Selvey and Heath
Fralix; and (back row, left to right) Justin Prevatt, Victoria Bostic, Kristen Barnes, Karra
Hair, Mandi Harrison, Hunter Hair, Sarah Payne and Taylor Comtios. They were presented
with their awards by Joy Burnham (back row, far right).
YMS /FFA Food Service Team
Members of the Yearling Middle School Future Farmers of America food service team that
finished second in state competition received their awards at the school's yearly banquet
on May 26. The team members (left to right) are: Calixtro Villahandro, Taylor Comptios,
Sarah Payne, Dianna Harrison-parent, and Mandi Harrison.
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