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Vol. 98 No. 164 Wednesday, June 13, 2007 500 Plus tax


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Briefs

Burn ban
still in effect
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 informa-
tion, call (863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
strictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m. for
low volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Florida
Water Management website at
www.sfwmd.gov.

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until wa-
ter levels have returned to safe
operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
6kck 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 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 re-
gion based on impact to the re-
source and they vary from one
area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.


Drought Index
Current: 404
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide


Lake Levels


8.95 feet
Last Year: 12.37 feet


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


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Com ics ................................ 15
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword ............................... 13
Obituaries .............................. 3
O pinion ................................. 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
Sports.................................... 5
TV ....................................... 16
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, coun-
ty residents will pay an additional
5 cents a gallon in gasoline tax.
Despite the protests of sev-
eral residents, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners unanimously voted
to increase the county gasoline
tax by an additional 5 cents at
their meeting Tuesday, June 12.
The tax will remain in effect until
Dec. 31, 2017.
Currently, residents pay 7
cents a gallon in county gasoline
tax. That tax was to expire on


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Aug, 31, 2008. The board unani-
mously voted to extend that 7-
cent tax until Dec. 31, 2017.
Therefore, beginning Jan. 1,
2008, county residents will pay a
total of 12 cents a gallon in gaso-
line tax.
County administrator George
Long stated that the tax was in-
tended to address impact fees.
The road impact fee will provide
only 25 percent of the cost of
proposed road improvements.
Of the all the options presented
to make up the difference, he
said the additional gasoline tax
was considered the best. Mr.


.s 5-cent gas tax


Long said about $1.5 million a
year would be realized from the
gasoline tax. About $300,000 of
that amount would be distrib-
uted to the City of Okeechobee
for their street projects.
Several residents stated that
the item should be put to popu-
lar vote.
Harold Keefer noted that the
tax did not apply to diesel fuel.
He claimed it was the large die-
sel burning trucks that tear up
the roads.
"At this time we are asking
that you not impose the tax," im-
plored Kim Cline.


Sexual Offenders: OCSO conducts checks


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office sex offender unit's Connie Curry (left) and
Michele-Bell (right) spoke to the local Rotarians at their weekly luncheon concerning
.sexual offenders and the effects of the new law on sexual offenders.

OCSO special unit speaks to club


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians held.their weekly
luncheon at Golden Corral
where they heard from Michele
Bell and Connie Curry of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) sex offender
unit concerning issues and
questions Rotarians had about
sexual offenders and how
the new ordinance is helping
Okeechobee.
According to the sex offend-
er unit's records, there are cur-
rently 111 sexual offenders who
reside in Okeechobee. Eight are
considered predators and 103
are considered offenders. There
are currently nine in jail right
now awaiting sentencing to the
Department of Corrections.
In comparison with other
neighboring counties St. Lucie
has 313 sexual offenders, Mar-
tin has 128 and Glades has only
11.
The new ordinance that was
enacted by the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners in November of
2006 prohibits sexual offend-
ers from living within 2,500 feet
of a school, childcare facility
or park. The city's ordinance
only prohibits sexual offenders
from living within 1,000 feet of
a school, childcare facility or
park.
The more controversial pro-
vision of the ordinance, the ex-
clusion provision, prohibits two
or more sexual offenders from


living together unless they are
related by marriage or blood.
This provision was placed in
the ordinance to prevent multi-
ple sex offenders from residing
within half-way houses within
residential neighborhoods.
According to the county or-
dinance, it is also illegal for a
sexual offender to be in a pub-
lic park when children under 16
are present unless the sexual
offender is the parent or legal
guardian of a child present in
the park. It is also illegal for a
registered sexual offender to
enter a childcare facility unless
that person is dropping off or
picking up a child registered
at the facility and the sexual
offender is the parent or legal
guardian of that child. Violation
of this provision could result
in a fine of up to $250 and 30
days in jail, or both. A second
violation could be punished by
a fine of up to $500 and up to 60
days in jail, or both.
Signs to that effect have been
posted at local parks and the
public library to inform sexual
offenders of this ordinance.
According to Mrs. Bell and
Mrs. Curry, the new ordinance
has showed a decline in the
addition of ,newly-registered
sexual offenders who were
not previously residents of
Okeechobee. They have only
had one newly-registered sexu-
al offender that was not previ-
ously an Okeechobee resident
within the last few months.


Judge tells OSAC


of new drug court


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Much was discussed at
the June 12 meeting of the
Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition (OSAC) such as pend-
ing grants, upcoming events
and Judge Jerald Bryant speak-
ing about the new Drug Court
in Okeechobee.
The coalition's first order
was to recognize Lydia Jean
Williams as their new CEO and
coordinator.
"We are very excited to have
her on board," said Jim Vensel,


president of the OSAC advisory
board. "We are confident that
she will take us to the next
level."
Ms. Williams started the
meeting by addressing the re-
lease of the final report finding
of surveys that the OSAC per-
formed earlier this year.
"Okeechobee is currently
sixth in the state for abuse of
alcohol," said Mrs. Williams.
"There are 8 year olds that pro-
fess (in blind surveys) to already
having drank beer -- some to
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As some people may not
realize though, this ordinance
only affects only about 24 indi-
viduals on the sexual offenders
list who are under residence re-
strictions.
In response to questions
about why we hear so much
about sexual offenders now
than we used to, Mrs. Curry
stated, "They've always been in
your neighborhoods, now you
just know they are there."
While the sexual offender
unit is only required to do quar-
terly residence checks on pred-
ators they do residence checks
on the sexual offenders quarter-
ly as well. Sexual offenders are
also required to go to the office
twice a year.
In an effort to enforce these
rules, failure to register with the
sex offender unit has recently
resulted in the violator being
sentenced to 42 months in the
Department of Corrections.
While all of these measures
are working in order to keep
the children of Okeechobee
safe, it is still the ultimate re-
sponsibility of the parent to
watch their children regardless
of who is around them. On av-
erage, it is more likely to have a
family member or close friend
of the family to be involved in
a case of abuse than it is for a
stranger.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached at caguilar@
newszap.com.


She pointed out that employ-
ment is down and people are
driving at least 40 miles for con-
struction jobs.
"Let the economy rebound,"
she pleaded.
She claimed that the current
gas tax had created a surplus.
"A brick with cake frosting,"
is how Jim Shaffer described
the gasoline tax. While he said it
would not hurt him to pay more
for gas, it would hurt some peo-
ple with lower paying jobs.
"What you are doing with a
5-cent tax is pouring water on
some people who are already


drowning," he said.
"To do it right now isn't a good
idea," asserted Tom Jankowski.
"Put it on the ballot."
Paul Jackson also wanted the
item placed on the ballot. He
said if the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center had been put
on the ballot it would never have
been built, and the county would
not have the debt it now has on
the facility.
"How can five people vote to
raise the tax 5 cents?" he asked.
He said it was almost like the
See Tax Page 2


Local USDA



office moving


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Effective June 22 the
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) rural/de-
velopment office will be mov-
ing from Okeechobee to West
Palm Beach. The programs
they offer to the Okeechobee
area will remain the same,
but the drive will take a little
longer.
This is the local office that
handles three different types
of low income loans. The first
loan offers people plagued
with low incomes an avenue
from which to obtain mone-
tary means to perform repairs
to their homes. The second
gives loans to people that are
trying to buy a house. The
third program allows the loan
recipient to get a mortgage
from a bank and acts as mort-
gage insurance.


"The employees have been
offered relocation," said Bill
Kortier, USDA employee. "Or a
very nice severance package."
The change of location is
a decision on the part of the
national office to save money
and centralize the programs
offered by the USDA. The dis-
trict office in West Palm Beach
-- with which the Okeechobee
Office is merging over-
sees multi-family, business
and community loans, while
the Okeechobee office only
deals in single-family housing
loans.
"The consolidation of the
Okeechobee local office into
the West Palm Beach area of-
fice, will result in a one-stop-
shop for the full range of pro-
grams and a higher level of
service an efficiency," Chuck
Clemons, Sr., state director,
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Beginning of construction
Trucks were spotted beginning work on the Lake Plaza shopping center on June 12.
They were tearing up the asphalt of the parking lot in the first step of remodeling the
lot to accommodate the Home Depot that will be built on site. All construction is being
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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taken from a home in mid-May.
The detective's arrest report indi-
cates that the above-mentioned
items were found in a home on
N.E. --' Ave. The owner of the
home allegedly told Detective
Durfee that Lyons had used the
items to repay a debt.


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because he allegedly drove the
vehicle to the home and was the
look-out. The dt.,liriig in stolen
property charge stems from the
fact that Lyons knew the pawned
TV was stolen, and the defraud-
ing a pawnbroker charge was
based on the fact that Lyons ac-
tually pawned the television, said
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local .fir on May 2, "Be as=
ured that Rural r l:i-piritI i
committed to the @ Wiir-i levels
of -r :, i.- to all customers in our
rural vie ara."
According to Mr., Kfortifer, the
department is still ..Ai.;ing out
the details a to how to help ac=
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"It's really going to impact the
whole community -- everything
will cost more," ,aid Ann Miles.
"Just becauseyou demonstrate
a need for something doesn't
mean it has to be .::d-.J-." said
Ken Childs. He claimed the county
received windfall profits because
of increases in real estate taxes.
Only one peir.on. local busi-
nessman Mack Worley spoke in
favor of the tax.
"There is never a good time to
raise taxes," he stated. "I thank
God we have a county commis-
sion that is looking to our fu-
ture."
He said as a small business
operator he could budget for 5
cents a gallon on gasoline. But
he could not budget for not being
able to get to a job or having to sit
through several light cycles.
"I applaud you for taking the
tough stand," he told the five-
member board.
Mr. Long said the action must
be taken by July 1 in order for the
tax to go into effect on Jan. 1,2008.
He said any surplus tax funds are
brought into the transportation
fund to pay for operation of the
road and bridge department.
The current year's budget sur-
plus is actually slightly more than
$1 million, said Mr. Long. In addi-
tion to serving as a contingency,
he said this amount also serves as
the cash flow the county needs to
begin each year.
Mr. Long said the option of a
referendum is not available now
because the tax would have to ap-
proved by July 1 in order for col-
lection to begin on Jan 1. The tax
would have to be in place by Jan
1. in order to satisfy the revenue
collection timetable necessary for
the approved road projects.
He said funds from the 5-cent
tax would be entirely dedicated


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Korert .'.' have a irrinig
Thursday to hash out the de-
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"We would ofl, ,,,,.,' :,- to
be here," said Maria .:i'r;-
Rural Dwvel pmant manager. "i
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move rLa ,i- i, Iir end of the ti. .i
year, but it was denied."
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sem, only one will remain 'il
the offleg, A'i ,,li i ij -itI.,i.,,
to the Fort Myers .. ,-.
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to projects .v*li- Ii.l by the corn-
mission and designated for I 'pr, i
f." .:;, by impact fees,
In response to Mr, Child's state-
ment that taxes have increased,
,Mr. Long f, I v that i'l. tax bur-
den has been shifted from one
group to another.
"Our taxes were actually cut,"
he asserted.""'
The administrator noted that
a good portion of a resident's tax
bill does not go to Okeechobee
Cointn. but to other government
entities.
"Whether this is implemented
or not, if an additional revenue
source is not found impact fees
will have to be rolled back," said
Mr. Long. "I don't think you have
any options."
Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell indicated the additional tax
will be necessary due to the po-
tential growth of Okeechobee
County
"We are going to have this
growth. We can't build a wall to
keep people from coming in," he
said. "We have to have roads to
drive on. We have to look to the
future."
He noted that while it is true
Glades County does not have the
5-cent tax; their ad valorem tax
rate is 10 mills.
Okeechobee's current millage
rate for county property taxes is
6.08.
Mrs. Cline suggested taxing
diesel fuel.
Mr. Long replied that the 5-
cent option only applies to gaso-
line -- not diesel.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
said that a person driving 80 miles
a day round trip to an out-of-town
job would pay an additional $1.33
each week for gasoline.
"When we look at the next
10-year's growth, 5 cents won't
be enough," said commissioner
Noel Chandler. "I am being affect-
ed like this like everybody else."
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, .i.-,, ...'. w ith ,..ii-, drugs,"
These *. i,, were shared
with ,,iiii, members, The
*111 --,.,. taken in local hool,
'.i,,.r ,i i.I Iof the 17 year olds
that took the survey, sL reported
having tried .-,I i 1 Almost half
!,1 1l .' .h ll i hi th e l l 1I I , .,,,.- .
of age .l'-Li, == 00.1 ii,i1 i,
totafl- professed to having drunk
in the last few months and two
thirds ihiii., I that Ii'-y thought
hioi best friend drank,
All age ,tLifpi. according to
ih,-' *:.r'-,-', Irii iii.i iI w as ,-..},', for
tii..n h., alcohol
To help combat ihi'. growing
problem, OSAC received a grant
from 'liil'r.ii *-. Services Council
for $1i,liIl.
"We asked for $169,000,"
stated Mr, Vensel. "But 20-some-
'-iii,-I agencies applied and they
,,iii-, have so much ,ion':-'. I give
out."
The coalition is currently wait-
ing on approval to form a 501
(c) (3) incorporation. Once'they-.
receive that approval they will
be able to receive grants that are
earmarked for non-profit organi-
zations, they will become tax ex-
empt and be able to handle their
own accounting. Until that point
they will receive money through
New Horizons, which will act as
their physical agent.
"This will open us up because
then you are accountable," stated
Mrs. Williams. "We will have to
fill out complete tax forms and
show where the money goes."
Other requirements mandate
that OSAC be Overseen by a judge.
According to Mrs. Williams this
shows how much the state cares
about the problem at hand.
The coalition will be host-
ing a summer camp on Fridays
throughout the summer.
"The kids will write skits, be
trained to perform and be taught
to present," said Mrs. Williams.
"The skits will be presented to
schools throughout the year and
be short and to the point."
The program is in need of
more volunteers to help run it, as
well as participating students.
OSAC will soon be moving
their offices to New Endeavor
High School where their office
will be located next to the cur-
rent offices of Communities in
Schools.
"This move will give us
room for expansion," stated Mr.
Vensel. *
The coalition will be present-
ing a Developmental Assets Pro-
gram to the Okeechobee County
School Board District Advisory
Council on June 18. The program
promotes positive thinking and
is based on the idea that if a child
feels loved they will perform bet-


ter,
"if we present this to the
school advisory council, we hope
that it will filter down -in. !-, n the
schools," said Mr. Vense!,
Another order of business was
to inform members of the change
in advisory board -,dinitiimies,
These meetings ..ill m ,v take
place at 11 am, on the second
Tuesday of every month, dl:ii .,
prior to iI' i.nl meetlnq.
"!t i hard for some 11 i: advli
sory I,.,Idi members to make all
of the meetings," said Mrs. Wil=
liams, "This will accommodate
more people,"
Judge Bryant attended the
i ,- iiiwg anid shared his plans for a
i1.ug -, ,i ..i i li the coalition.
"Drug Court is held all over
the state," said Judge Bryant.
"We are e\lMpdind;L. the service to
Okeechobee,"
O)il i ,l s are approved by the
State Attorney's office after an ini-
tial screening as being appropri-
ate for the specialized court and
are then given the .r.tion of par-
ticipating in the program. Those
that choose to take part in the pro-
gram are drug tested regularly. In
a regular court drug offenders that
violate probation are automati-
cally imprisoned. In the drug court
program, the presiding judge can
punish offenders with out them
being sent to jail.
"Offenders are held account-
able, they have to look the judge
in the eye," said Judge Bryant. "If
they violate probation they can be
locked up for the weekend, or as-
signed more community service.
Martin County sends violators to
the land fill to work."
According to the judge, drug
offenders that go through this
program only have a 40 percent
rate of repeating their crimes, as
opposed to an 80 percent rate for
people that go through the regular
court system with probation.
"I've seen this program change
lives," commented Judge Bryant.
The program has been ap-
proved for the Okeechobee area
as a misdemeanor adult court,
though the judge expressed intent
to expand the program to include
juvenile and felony drug charges.
The first session will be held on
Aug. 21.
"People in the program have
to attend A.A. and N.A. meetings,
do community service, main-
tain a job, take part in individual
and group therapy and pay court
fees," said Judge Bryant. "The par-
ticipants will be paying their own
way. This is a step up for most of
these people."
At the end of the program the
charges against the participants
are dismissed.
"If you can just save one, that's
what it's all about," stated Mr.
Vensel, ending the meeting by
reiterating the ideal basis for the
coalition.


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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 re-
gardless 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, ii. ,1111., ii.,.,nri
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. 2 ".'1 1 orcall (800) 1i'.':72 ,, -4 ,i. or (202)
720-6382 (TTY).

Golf clinic for oiiinish'rs sialed
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held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and ,oiiI, Club, 405 N.
E. 131st Lane, for boys and girls between the agog of 8-13,
Clinic hours will be from 8 amn,. iiIii noon each day, and instruc-
:i, will be gi,'N I, a iIit' ,,i- POA golf lInstructor,
The fee is ,. for the week, [',,- .,.iI..,iin, with payment is
required.
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USDA office' moving to WPB
WEST PALM U : .1-1= .i.-,.' iI- June 22 the USDA Rural Develop-
ment, Okeechobee local 'i i. -, operation will be moved to W.I' P,-li 1
Beach,
The new address: i is: i. F: Development, 750 South Military
i.1,ii, 'I.I, 1. W est Palm Beach, Fla.. 11I'
TIi,. ,li.ii.-' number is ,. 'ii ..-.: ..; The fax number is ',I i

F.., ti, 1 .' de junior del 2007 las operaciones de la oficina lo-
cald e [i ..,. i Rural del ,-.1,-i41.Ai, de.'i i,, ( (l.l:i Rural
Development) localizada en ni.r ',- ii.,,- se moveran a West Palm
Beach, FL
r-i r'. Direeclon: USDA. P,,,i Development. 750 South Milmi.u
Iinl, ,ul,- J, W est Palm Beach, Fi., .:.: I1'. I '.,u (561) L,.' 2 :
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Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and
frequent lightning in the afternoon. The high will be in the mid 80s
with northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the north 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70 with northeast wind
at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north around 5 mph after midnight.
The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the mid 80s with northeast wind around
5 mph shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 60s with a 20 percent
chance of rain.

Lotteries
Cash 3: 0-7-4; Play 4: 4-9-2-1; Fantasy 5: 22-25-8-15-17.


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,tl valorem budget goes diiecity to needed services. There are not
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marked by law for road departments. Grant funds are also specifi-
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(,venue, necessary services are going to be cut back.

RESPONSIBILITY: I have a big dog that I love dearly. So I under-
,tanid how people feel about their dogs. But I think if you have a dog,
you have the responsibility of keeping it safe. That means spend-
ing the money to fence the yard or keeping it on a leash when it is
outside. We opted to save up and spend the onxey on the fence
so the dog has an acre to run in. We did withcut some other things
i)eause we decided fencing the yard was a priouiy. And when "e
iake him out of the fence he is on a leash. If my dog got out of the
nice and was hit by a car, I would be heartbroken. But I would
place the blame squarely on myself. It is my responsibility to keep
iew dog safe.

' RUEL PEOPLE: I do not understand how someone could hit an
,1mal and not stop to see if it is dead or laying there suffering. There
u, some mighty cruel people in this world .

I."QUID COAL: Does the phrase liquid coal bother anyone else?
A new study has concluded that turning coal into liquid fuel yields
i 25 percent more carbon dioxide than producing diesel fuel, and 66
percent more than gasoline. If the carbon dioxide is captured and
j.;errnanently stored, liquid coal emits 20 percent more greenhouse
ias than diesel but 11 percent less than conventional gasoline, ac-
.ording to the study to be released next week by Argonne National
Laboratory, a research arm of the Energy Department.

ENERGY SOURCE: It sounds crazy, but Congress is rushing through
a package that could lock us into liquid coal as our country's new
energy source for transportation. The legislation would take billions
n taxpayer dollars to build up to 10 more dirty coal plants, provide
taxpayer subsidies when the fuel can't compete on the open mar-
.iet and guarantee that the government will buy this fuel no matter
v hat.

MUCK REMOVAL: On S.R. 78, in the area of Ferrell Road, moun-
tains of dirt have been removed. Because this is on the outside of
Hoover Dike how does this de-mucking benefit the lake? Who owns
fhis property?
Editor's Note: The majority of Eagle Bay is owned by the state.
We understand that there is a portion of the land that is owned
!y a private individual. The area has become a major phospho-
rus source because of all the organic matter, so removing the
,inuck will help clean the water before it enters the Rim Canal
urd then makes its way into Lake Okeechobee. Water comes
into this area from Limpkin Creek so removing the muck means
the water will not be picking up any extra nutrients when it flows
into Eagle Bay. Also, all the cattails in the area made Eagle Bay
a very dense monoculture.

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Community Events

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 par-
enting, 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 at-
tend. The first camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and,
third camp is July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to
register.


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Letters to the Editor


Dance recital
My wife and I recently attend-
ed Leslie's Dance Studio's second
annual dance recital.
Okeechobee should be proud
of the professionalism and enthu-
siasm shown by those in charge


and the students who preformed
so well.
Thanks to Leslie Stokes and
her staff we have seen the Dance
Studio, over the last two years,
become one of the premier estab-
lishments of its kind in the state.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.

Thursday
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357 0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
.cated at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
209 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
AA. 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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
6235.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

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 in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are 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 Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will
be held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Res-
taurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch
will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and informa-
tion to promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public. No
membership is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at
(800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
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 joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.


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


During this year Leslie's teams
have won three second places in
regional competitions and two
will be competing in the National
Dance Competition held in Myrtle
Beach, S.C., at the end of this
month.


It is to be hoped that in the
years to come Leslie will contin-
ue to lead the field and establish
Okeechobee as a first rate con-
tender for honors for her com-
pany.
Sharon and lan Nairnsey


Community Events


Agency on Aging plans special meeting
David Haralson, president of the Area Agency on Aging of
Palm Beach/Treasure Coast,,lInc. 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 acqui-
sition and to consider a Resolution for Industrial Revenue Bond
financing. 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 Co-
alition 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 inter-
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for ba-
bies 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.

Flag disposal ceremony postponed
Because of the burn ban in Okeechobee County, the flag dis-
posal ceremony put on by American Legion Post #64 on June 14
has been postponed until the burn ban is lifted.

Local business women meeting set
The Okeechobee Business Women's Business Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, June 15, at the Goiden Corral Res-
taurant, 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 infor
mation, 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 WXXesl. Tickets are $8 for adults
and $5 for children under 10. foi 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 partici-
pating 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
baked goods will be sold. 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 pan-
thers, bobcats and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of the
half-acre butterfly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Ad-
mission 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-registration is not mandatory but is suggested. There
will be a kick-off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9
until 11:30 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will conduct a free CRA nutritional analy-
sis class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916W. 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 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 re-
freshments. Main Street will begin selling the limited Mega Mixer
50/50 tickets, and one lucky winning ticket will be drawn in De-
cember. Tickets can only be purchased at each monthly mixer.
For information, contact program manager Karen Hanawalt at
(863) 357-MAIN (6246).

4.H hosting special rodeo camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting a special rodeo week
beginning Monday, June 25 as part of their horse day camp. This
camp is for boys and girls ages 8 18 who must be comfortable
with horses. The cost is $100 per week. Camp will be held at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. un-
til 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and sign ups call the
Okeechobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come


to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

Basic fist 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.


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Seven special-opportunity
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public this season through the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's spe-
cial-opportunity dove hunt pro-
gram.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT)
July 1, sportsmen can purchase
Dove Club permits at any coun-
ty tax collectors office, autho-
rized license agent, online at
My FWC.com/dove or by calling
toll-free 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA
(486-8356). The deadline to
purchase permits is 11:59 p.m.
(EDT) Sept. 9.
Dove Club permits are avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis and allow one adult and
one youth (under age 16) to par-
ticipate in all scheduled hunts
for a designated dove field (up
to eight days). These Saturday
half-day hunts cost $150 and en-


able both the permit holder and
youth to take a daily bag limit of
birds.
Dove hunting opportunities
are in high demand, and these
special hunts offer the perfect
setting for friends and family to
hunt together in a social atmo-
sphere. Hunters who purchase
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than half the cost of regular dai-
ly permits for the season.
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Unit (Volusia County), Hilochee
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PSGHA (Martin County, Fussell
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Frog Pond (Miami-Dade Coun-
ty).
Daily dove permits also are
available for $35. These daily


permits enable one adult and
one youth (under age 16) to
hunt together on one half-day
hunt but allows only one bag
limit of birds between the two
hunters.
Additionally, there is an op-
tion to buy a $10 youth permit
at the same time a daily dove
permit is purchased. The youth
permit allows the youth to har-
vest his own daily bag limit of
birds, while hunting under the
supervision of the adult daily
dove permit holder. The daily
dove permits and youth permits
go on sale 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept.
17, and they are transferable.
Interested hunters should
purchase permits early because
demand for these hunts often
exceeds their availability. For
information on these great dove
hunting opportunities, visit My-
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A new FEDEX youth foot-
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be holding sign-ups on June
14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex,
580 N.W. 27th Lane.
The league will be known as
the Brighton Warriors and will be
sponsored by the Seminole Tribe
of Florida. All youths between
the ages of 8-14 (boys) and 7-
14 (girls) are invited to join. You
do not need to be a member of
the Seminole Tribe to play in this
league. Parents or legal guardians
must accompany the athletes to


sign-ups. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is also required.
There is no charge to join this
league. Games will be played
against teams from Big Cypress
Reservation, Stuart, Indiantown,
Fort Pierce, Sebastian River, Vero
Beach, Pahokee, Glades Glen,
Riviera Beach and Belle Glade.
For information call Darryl Al-
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Osceola at (863) 763-3866.

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June 17 at the Okeechobee Cat-
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young cowgirls to the Wrangler
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onship in Gallup, N.M. later this
summer. There will be roping
events, barrels and pole bending
competition. Sign-ups for roping
will begin at 9 a.m. with compe-
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for barrels and pole bending will
begin at Noon with competition
starting at 1 p.m. There will bar-
becue dinners and sandwiches,
snacks and drinks available all
day. Call Missy Beaden at (863)
634-7825 for more information
or to sign up. Admission is free to


the general public.

Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wres-
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and Thursday evenings at the
Okeechobee High School gym:
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m.
Middle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
welcome.
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It was 50 years ago this June 2007.
Most of us started together in.the first grade.
It was a path of friends, cousins, family and
loved ones.
That doesn't end. We were joined together by
lots of prayers and many happy memories.
Like going to Gilbert's Theater & the old Macks
drive-in, where we filled the trunk of our cars,
popcorn and Cokes.
Thursday nights at the old football field,
cheerleading practice, band practice and
getting ready for Friday night's game.
How we beat Pahokee 7 6.
Our other hangouts were Dairy Queen,
Cleveland's Ice Cream, Bertha's Drive-In by
the railroad and Gladys' Restaurant. Don't
forget the old Women's Club, dancing to that
record player and Elvis.
Many precious memories we, each made on
our path of life.
Some sad and many great ones that live on.
Through it all, we shared it together,
that's called love...love for a lasting friendship.
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Gordon Thomas
Mercedes Jensen
Joe Dan Osceola
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Reba Carlton
Faith Walker
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Barbara Watford
Alberta Clay
Roy Douglas
Richard Johnson
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Marie Hair
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Carol Sullivan
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 13, 2007


6 LIFESTYLES


Weddings


Amanda O'Neil and Jesse O'Neill


O'Neil O'Neil
Amanda 'Mandy' Jane Bun-
ner and Jesse C. O'Neill were
untied in marriage on Saturday,
March 17, at 5 p.m., at the Bur-
roughs Hall Wedding Chapel in
Okeechobee.
The bride is the daughter of
Jane and Bob Miller of Sanford,
N.C. and Don and Tamara Burner
of Thrall, Texas. She is a college
graduate of Mitchell Community
College of Statesville, N.C. and is
currently working as a processor
at Elite Title. The groom is the
son of Gene and Bobi O'Neil of
Okeechobee. He is a veteran of
the United States Coast Guard
and is employed at Seminole
Casino Brighton as the I.T. Man-
ager.
On the eve of the wedding,
the rehearsal dinner was hosted
at the home of the groom's par-
ents. '
The bride and groom were
united at the altar in a candlelight
ceremony decorated with cande-
labras adorned with white can-
dels, white roses, and greenery.
Pastor Davis Ogden of Grace
Christan Church officiated at the
double-ring ceremony.
The bride entered with her
father to be given in marriage,
arriving at the altar the bride re-
ceived a surprise phone call from
her brother, Eric Bunner of Aus-
tin.
The bride wore a beautiful
strapless, chapel length gown of
ivory silk, with iridescent bead-
ing and lace overlay. She wore a


Submitted photos


simple double layer elbow length
veil and a blue topaz necklace
and earrings, a gift from her
mother. She carried a bouquet
of black magic roses with sprigs
pf ivy, decorated by a silver celtic
cross, a gift from the groom, with
silver four-leaf clover, a gift from
the groom's mother, attached by
an ivory ribbon. The bride also
wore a ring from her late grand-
father.
Attending the bride as maid
of honor was Lynsey O'Berry of
Okeechobee. The bridesmaids
were Doanyelle Conner of Stuart
and Elida Arrieta of Okeechobee.
The attendants wore little black
dresses of different designs and
engraved silver bracelets that
were a gift from the bride. They
carried bouquets of white and
pink alstromeria. The flower
girl was Quinn Kelchner of Ti-
tusville. She wore a sage green
satin sleeveless dress with lace
overlay. The groom, groom's
men, and ring carrier dressed in
full Irish Kilt attire. Eric Kelchner
of of Port St. John served as best
man. Groomsmen were Robert
Kelly of Stuart and Chris O'Neil
of Elizabethton, Tenn. The ring
carrier was Alex Armstrong, son
of the groom, of Okeechobee.
A special part of the ceremony
was to recognize and accept Alex
Armstrong into the new couples'
family.
A reception was held fol-
lowing -the ceremony at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club. Follow-
ing a honeymoon trip to Tampa,
the couple will make their home
in Okeechobee.


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Kellyann Campbell and Thomas Campbell


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Kellyann Helen Adler and
Thomas Matthew Campbell
were joined in marriage on
March 20, 2007. The bride is the
daughter of Tom and Judy Adler
of Okeechobee. The groom is
the son of Ronnie Campbell of
Okeechobee and Molly and Jim-
my Helton of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Juliet's Wedding Chapel in
Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Charles Peterson
officiated the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her father. The chapel was deco-
rated with white ribbons, lighted
trees and white candelabras.
The bride wore a white taffeta
dress with spaghetti straps and a


brooch at the waist. She carried
a handmade bouquet of white lil-
ies, roses and carnations.
The maid of honor was
Courtney Adler of Okeecliobee,
sister of the bride. Bridesmaids
were Jo Beth Wilkerson of
Okeechobee and Ashley Childers
of Okeechobee.
The best man was Johnny
Campbell of Barbourville, Ky.,
brother of the groom. The
groomsman was Kyle Hart of Bar-
bourville, Ky.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held at Maggiano's
Restaurant.
The groom is in the U.S. Army
stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky. The
bride is a student at Indian River
Community College.
There will be a local reception
on June 30, at the home of the
bride's parents.


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Island Jia Li Hebel
Island Jia Li Hebel
Jenny Hoover and Joe Heb-
el would like to announce the
birth of their daughter, Island
Jia Li Hebel.
She was born April 26,
2007, at Jupiter Medical Cen-
ter. Island weighed 8 lbs. 13


ozs. and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Susanne Hoover and Randy
Harden and the late Robbie
Hoover. Maternal great-grand-
mother is Mary Jo O'Dell.
Paternal grandmother
is Lisa Ammonds. Paternal
great-grandparents are Tom
and Joyce Hebel and Eva Mis-
kinis.

Sean Edward
Treadwell
April Baucom and Leonard
Treadwell would like to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Sean Edward Treadwell.
He was born June 6, 2007,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Division. Sean weighed 5 lbs.
13 ozs. and was 20 inches
long.
Maternal grandparents are
Anita and Jeff Baucom.
Paternal grandparents are
Erika and Leonard Treadwell.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


CIS/PAL thanks
sponsors
Communities in Schools/
Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee, Inc. would like to
thank their sponsors, volunteers
and especially their teams for
making their inaugural softball
tournament a success.
Sponsors include Waste
Services, Inc., Car Quest Auto
Parts, Waste Management, Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, Abney
and Abney Construction, Ed-
die Lehman Auto Body, Buxton-
Funeral Home, Wal-Mart Super
Center, Maximum Tanning, Auto
Zone, Marble Slab Creamery,
Dave's Communications, Eli's
Western Wear, CVS, Walgreen's,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Okeechobee Parks & Recre-
ation, Okeechobee Contractors
Association, Quality Tee's & Cus-
tom Graphic & Signs.
We would like to extend a spe-
cial thanks to the Okeechobee
Contractor's Association for
cooking at the event and to Saul
Tijerina and Bryan Stokes for
their time to ensure the event
was successful.


Thank you
We would like to take this op-
portunity to sincerely thank ev-
eryone involved with making the
fundraiser barbecue we had on
Friday, June 1 at Eli's parking lot
a huge success.
Special thanks to Glenn
Shrader and Nancy Howard for
all their hard work and endless
hours of cooking and organizing;
Durrance family and Eli's for al-
lowing us to hold such an event
at their business; Cross Roads
Restaurant; Crazy Mary's; and,
everyone else who made dona-
tions. Thank you to all the people
who came out and purchased
sandwiches and dinners.
Without all of you, this would
not have been such a great suc-
cess. We will do our best to rep-
resent Okeechobee in a way that
will make you proud in Gallup,
N.M.
Keep us in your prayers and
thank you again.
Lexi Peaden and Gabrielle
Carden
Wrangler Junior High Nation-
al Finalists


celebrates 100th birthdaynewszap com
By Betty Bockoras
Special to Okeechobee News . Community Links. Individual Voices.


"You're coming to my 100th
birthday party, aren't you?" asked
Mabel Williamson. She went on to
explain that her niece Janet from
Ohio will be driving down for the
special occasion, which takes
place on June 16.
While few of us expect to be
around for an entire century, Ma-
bel lives a fairly active lifestyle. Up
at six o'clock each morning, she
enjoys a breakfast of two poached
eggs, three sausage links and a
piece of toast with strawberry
jam, prepared by one of her four
caregivers.
Every Tuesday Mabel goes
to Carolyn's coiffures, the same
beauty shop where she has had
her hair washed and styled for
over 35 years. When needed, Ma-
bel adds a pedicure, a manicure, a
cut or a perm.
Ms. Williamson's favorite color
is blue. A couple of years ago she
asked that the walls of her home,
inside and outside, be painted
blue.That was when she had her
fingernails painted blue, as well.
But since then she has opted for a
more natural color for her nails.
For the past few years, almost
without fail, Melissa from Dr.
Douglas's office has come to Ms.
Williamson's house every two
weeks to give her a full-body mas-
sage.
"It's wonderful," stated Ms.
Williamson. "Melissa has strong
fingers and gives such a good mas-
sage, so much better than the ones
I used to get in Hot Spring, Ark.
When asked what one thing
she enjoys most about life, she
answered without hesitation, "Eat-
ing."
Even at her age, Ms. William-
son is up to trying new things. Not
long ago Carolyn Myers, her good
friend and beautician, arranged for
her to have an airplane ride at the
Okeechobee airport.
"Everybody had to stand be-
hind me and push to get me into
the airplane," explained Ms. Wil-
liamson. "But I enjoyed it."
She's taken in the scenery at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club from a golf cart and ridden
down Taylor Creek on a pontoon
boat. Her most recent adventure
was riding in a swamp buggy.
"I don't think I'll do that again,"
she said. "It was a bumpy ride."
When asked the secret of her
long life, she answered, "Eating.


Submitted photo/Betty Bockoras
Mabel Williamson will cel-
ebrate her 100th birthday
on June 16 with family and
friends.
I never miss a meal." Then she
laughed and explained that her
mother lived to be 94, and that she
also had an uncle who lived to be
over 100.
Ms. Williamson's very first job
was teaching in a one-room school
house in Kentucky. During the war
she worked in Detroit at the Ford
Motor Company, while most of the
men were called off to serve their
country. At one time she worked
for an A&P grocery store, but the
best job she ever had was at Hin-
der and Douche Paper Company in
Ferndale, Mich., where she saved
up enough money to build a nice
house for her and her mother.
Her last experience as a work-
ing woman, which was some 40
years ago, was when she owned
the Brahma Bull Motel on U.S. 441
South (some of you retired folks
might remember it).
Marrying late in life, Mabel nev-
er had children.
"I had a good husband," she
said, "and a wonderful mother."
Actually, her husband got a good
deal when he married Ms. William-
son He acquired not only a wife,
but a mother. Mabel explained that
he never had a real mother before,
and when Ms. Williamson's moth-
er died, he wept bitterly because
he loved her so much.
Ms. Williamson now spends
much of her time at home, watch-
ing television, programs like "The
Price is Right" and "Jeopardy." The
cooking channel is one of her fa-
vorites, too.
But think about it. If eating was
your favorite pastime and "never
missing a meal" was your secret
to longevity, you would want to
keep up with the latest cooking
trends and techniques too.


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Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages
of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits,
write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will run for
six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two sites from
which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community
Center. For information and an application, call Lydia Jean Williams
at (863) 634-9015.

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pag-
eant 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
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, pho-
togenic, 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. Applications may be picked up at Kid's Corner,
the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by Bobbi and the
Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For information call Donny Arnold at
(863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue
during business hours at (863) 763-5544.

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

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

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor cours-
es on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants must be at
lest 15 years of age. To register, 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. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee Hos-
pice. 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, Da-
vid Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The pro-
gram 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 the 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could


not have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and,
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(863) 357-1340
Fax: (863) 357-3024
P.O. Box 725 Okeechobee, FL 34973

For al yorw Electrical Needs
Tri-Con
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Commercial Residential
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Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-697-1356
Lic. #ER0006321


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Fresh & Silk Flowers
Fresh Greens
Weddings & Funerals
Ashley Adams Owner/Manager
2303 S. Parrott Ave. Suite E
(863) 824-0569 (866) 904-4659
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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S


Okeechobee
763-3500
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* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* 7 Days A Week
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391



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SGood life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operii hdb. Carlos &Maria Bahmnon (#3045)


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family &CiVl-akaw
200 S.W.1' Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
EdUami R Jones, Owner Est 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



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200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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313 NW 4TH AVENUE
TEL. 863-357-1551
FAX. 863-357-1558


FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional installation
of Storm Shutters
& Seamless Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #765
863.763.5650
1551 NW 241 Drive Okeechobee


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HOSKINS
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Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


1-866-2-CASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974

11110 -10
IfCreech
Construction
Custom Homes
Will Build to Suit
All Solid Wood Cabinets
Cabinet Tops & Installation
Many Colors, Woods & Styles
to Choose from
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic #CBC057343
Phone: (863) 763-9225




RECREATIONAL
RIDING
First & Third Tuesday
Of Each Month 6-9:30pm
Call 863-763-9312
for information.
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*k FLORIDA FLOORS
& MORE
ALL TYPES of Floor Coverings
Full Service Cabinet Dealer
All Types of Blinds
Visit Our NEW
Showroom!
513 S.W Park Street
(863) 763-7131
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POLAR
Air Conditoning of Okeechobee, Inc.
SALES* SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential* Commercial Mobile Home
2307 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


SAnthony
T'. Young
Attorney
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-0529


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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98- St Okeechobee 34972
(P.O. Box 154, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


Residential & Commercial
Construction
plus
Kitchen Renovations
Bath Renovations
Additions
Impact Windows never use
shutters again
Call for Estimate
NEAL LONG CONSTRUCTI
CBC 125170 CMC 1249343 CFC 058088
863-357-3313






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& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905




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Visit One of Our Convenient Locations
Clewiston Belle Glade
Immokalee Okeechobee



Jeanette's Interiors
"We make decorating easy"
Tile Wood Vinyl Carpet
Area Rugs Window Coverings
Wall Coverings


Residential & Commercial
Free Home Estimates
818 S. Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-763-6554


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Rating For Customer Satisfaction

4224 Hwy. 441 South
(8631 357-0500


Draperies
Bedding
Blinds
Valances
Cornices J
Shutters
4253 Hwy. 441 South Okeechobee
(863) 357-6555


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Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole
Second place award
Victoria Bostic (left), eighth grade member of the Yearling
Middle School Future Farmers of America, received a sec-
ond place award for her record book from Gladys Freeman-
judge (right) at the school's yearly banquet on May 26.


Third place award
James Sharpe (left), eighth grade member of the Yearling
Middle School Future Farmers of America, received a third
place award for his record book from Gladys Freeman-
judge (right) at the school's yearly banquet on May 26.


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Hurricane
SeasonP
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Rollups & Accordions
Mari's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch 9 1 -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIEnES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRCING AVAILABLE
16162 HwY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF Hwy 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736


PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
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114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012



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REAL ESTATE
BROKER-ASSOCIATE
OFFICE MANAGER Li1-..-


c19 M NW 71 Ave.
r- &f R 70 West
l & NW. 71, Aema
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
Websfe: www.tucker group.corn


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|I|Tractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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Lawn &Landscphw.
Landscape & Irtgation
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Professional Lawn &
Landscape Maintenance
Serving Lake Okeechobee Area Nearly 3 Decades
Licensed & Insured LiUability & Workman's Comp
(863) 763-5069
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The Parenting Professionals

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(across From the hospital In the
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Hours: 6am 'pmo, Closed o unday
(863) 763-5237
Available for private parties


Myrlck's

Marine
Sea Wall & Dock
Construction and Repair
oCS0L278701
6SS9 I10thAvenue.Nonrd
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JONES
EQUIPMENT
We Do Trailer Repairs
All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,
Haulmark.t*
4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


Berger Insurance
Services, Inc.
We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www.Bergerlnsurance.com
(863) 763-6411 Q6


ID)T.C.
LAND SERVICES
* Light Land
Clearing
* Brush Removal
* Debris Removal
* Tree Trimming
* Stump Grinding
(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721


100 NW PARK ST.
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy, Open 24 Hours

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Okeechobee -
863-763-9983
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Since 1993


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863-467-2224




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Accounting, Tax
& Consulting

2800 SW 3rd Terrace, Suite B
Okeedobee, FL
cpayounger@yahoo.co
Certified Dependable Trustworthy
863.697.2852



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Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
License #1809


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State Farm Is there."
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Dally Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
SWorld Famous Breasted Chicken
6315 US Highway 441 SE



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Feeling Hungry? You Don't Know Quite What You Want? Try One Of These Fine Establishments Tonight!


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JOSIAH
RES TAURANT
& LOUNGE
FATHER'S DAY DINNER SPECIAL
served 11am 10pm on Sunday, June 17th.
Appetizer: Shrimp Poppers $7.95
Entrees: Cowboy Cut Ribeye $19.95
BBO Top Sirloin & Rib Combo $20.95
Dessert: Charlie Brown Ice Cream Pie $3.95
Restaurant Open Daily 11am 11pm
Senior Special 15% Off all day Sunday
Higway i westi uk Breakfast Club Monday Friday
Olkeediobe on the 10am 11am / Free Continentail iBrcakfst
Brighton Seminole {noian
Besrvaion Early Bird Specials
Monday Friday 3prn 51pni
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Are you looking for someplace new to have breakfast,
lunch or even dinner? Karey's is a new business with an
elegant but yet casual atmosphere. Decorated in soft
autumn colors you will find that between the beautiful
rosewood colored tables and matching couches and
love seats, you can still dine in a relaxing atmosphere.
Start your day with an assortment of fresh baked BAGELS,
MUFFINS, DANISHES and other specialty baked goods. For
lunch we have a wide assortment of soups and specialty
sandwiches that are prepared daily or try our homemade sal-
ads and spreads. Developing soon will be our dinner menu
that was inspired by chef John Garcia (CIA Graduate).
Other specialties we have to offer are our coffee's, cof-
fee coolers and our refreshing frozen fruit blenders.
Our special baked items change on a daily basis.
We are internet and WiFi accessible. We have a
widescreen flat plasma television also for your pleasure. On
Friday nights we have something new. We are offering
"Dinner and a Movie). You can watch a movie with theater
surround sounds.
Let us cater your function. Private parties, business meet-
ings or whatever your needs are.
(laptop access for your presentations).
You will find us inside the Medical Park located across from
the HCA Raulerson Hospital. We are open Monday through
Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our hours will be subject to
change soon with the development of our dinner menu.


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Drafts on patio 500
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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 I -"Pirates of the Ca-
ribbean: 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 Thurs-
day at 2 ai d 7 p.m.
Theatre( II "LShrek the Third"
(PG) Showtires: Friday at 7 and
9 p r. 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 Ilh "Sur!'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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(863)382-8097/381-9677.


DOG, male, white w/black, to
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apply. (863)697-8948
DOGS (2): Small breed, found
In Buck Head Ridge. Call to
Identify. 863-357-3225


CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
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Trucks, Construction Equipment, Trailers,
Tractors, Farm Equipment, ATV's






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LADIES WALLET, Small,
black, at Church of God on
6/10, please return if found.
REWARD!! (863)763-2651
PIT BULL, 7 month old male,
green spiked collar, last seen
6/3 at the Prairies.
(863)763-6776 or 634-0826
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, Prescription
w/ Red Rims. Lost in vice. of
Douglas Park. Call
(863)357-1832


KITTENS- Free to GREAT
Home Only! All colors,
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(863)801-3561
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Knowledge in computer programs:
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positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15, 2007
$9.00 per hour

SERVERSF- 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.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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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.
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based upon your experience.
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Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
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Correspond with local agricultural operators to de-
termine structure settings.

Set boards in the risers of the main water control
structures for delivery to cattle fields.

Assist co-workers with maintenance of the water
control system and its associated right-of-ways.

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County. We are currently seeking reading tutors, teachers as-
sistants, clerical staff, kitchen staff and housekeeping staff.
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college, others required high school or GED or prior experi-
ence. Our Way Charter School offers competitive salaries,
benefits and participation in Florida Retirement System
(FRS).
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and e-mail resume to HR@pemavetvemahakv.com
or fax to 954-748-5717.


Truck Driver Needed
Full Time With Benefits
CDL Class A License Required
Apply in Person at
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street Okeechobee, FL


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Customer Service/Sales
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Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
(863)763-6461
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.42/mile! Home weekends
and during the week! Run
our Florida Region! Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No investment re-
quired. FREE details.
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Night Audit
Front Desk
Bartenders
Housekeepers
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
Professional Sales Executive
position available for a busy
new home sales business.
Sales and financing
experience necessary. No
real estate license required.
Salary plus commission.
Call (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700.
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 5pm. Call Magna Bon
(863)357-0400



NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN?
Call (863)467-0624
I am Bonded w/ references.
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YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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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



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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Insta nation of Storm
Shutters & St'amless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995


CARSEAT / Stroller Combo &
POWER Wheels Car: $65 for
both, will sep.
(863)357-7136
CONVERTIBLE CRIB: With
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726


MEANS SUIT JACKETS (5),
Size 44 Regular, new cond,
some never worn. $125/all,
will sep. (863)467-8464
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 MONSTER MEMORA-
BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc. $30.
mehddd2003@hotmail.com
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare teams, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
SEEBURG JUKE BOX- asking
$600 (863)234-9595
SWORD & DAGGAR SET lim-
ited edition, unique, never
used, still in box. $600.
(385)935-0939



COMPUTER, Like new. AMD
2000+, Athlon, 40 gb., hd.,
512 mb mem., windows
exp. $190 (863)763-4376
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony
HP PRINTER- Desk Jet 3845,
Ink & accessories.included.
Brand new, Never opened.
$75. Neg. (863)467-0627
LAPTOP, Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (863)674-0212



QUILT TOPS, Ready to quilt,
different sizes. $500 tor all
or will separate.
(863)763-5163


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED, Craflmalic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
(863)357-0709


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





Dai's
Framing, inc.


Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
f. 863.357.9033





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



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Your Rights Now! Criminal...
Personal Injury... Wrongful
Death... Divorce.. Custody..
DUI.. Traffic.. Marital Law..
Wills... Probate... Corpo-
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Attorney Referral Service Pri-
vate Trial Lawyers Statewide
24 Hours (800)733-5342.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553







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Broasted Chicken
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe


CHEVY PICK- UP '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes, good Fla. title
$1200. (863)763-1370


CHEST FREEZER, Kenmore
5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
(863)697-2033
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER/DRYER GE 6 cy-
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.
(863)634-9736


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


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


HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 or best offer.
(863)946-3265
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
(863)697-1486
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end tbls,
coffee tbi & 3 lamps, $1000
orbest offer. (863)697-0142
DINING SET Sears Home
Life, pine wood w/2 inserts,
4 side chairs, 2 arm chairs.
$250. (863)634-5294
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
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

SOFA & LOVESEAT, Denim,
ideal for family room or start-
er set, fair condition. You
haul. $100 (863)467-8464
WATERBED, Foam top, king
size. Orig. $2200, asking
$1000 or best offer.
(863)675-1155 Labelle



GOLF CLUBS- Max Fli Tour
Edition, 3 iron thru Pitching
wedge, reg flex, $140
(561)261-0766


FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $250. 863-697-2033
RIFLE, M77 Ruger, Model
7mm mag, 3-9-40 Redfield
scope, $750.
(863)697-9616
RIFLE- Remington hunting,
6mm, Bolt action, With
scope. $300.
(863)763-5323
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



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, old-
er Hoverround, like new
cond., $200. (863)467-4323
EXERCISE EQUIP, Treadmill,
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
(863)801-4949
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



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


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $1200. or
best offer. (863)634-0164
LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.
(863)357-6997


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30. (863)763-0625
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
00)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "1'
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704


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J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding in tact. Shoe nets on
sides. No missing springs.
$100 Firm. (863)269-5263
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
8 0 0) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
Lic.#CBC010111)
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451



DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)261-1235
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 PUPS,
Available immediately, dual
registered blues, all shots,
health certified, call
(863)634-6195
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
BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
Males $50 Females $75
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2 males &
2 females, 1st shots, Health
Cert. $400 ea.,
(863)763-2755
BIRD CAGES, 5-2 hole nesting
cages for small birds, $$50
for all. (863)467-4994
BURMESE PYTHON, $150.
(772)263-0013
IMPERIAL SHIH TZU: Male,
21/2 years, black & white, has
papers, 81bs. $300 stud fee.
561-261-6651
JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
(863)697-8731
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
ries, $160. (863)673-1062
YORKIE PUPPY (1): Male,
AKC Reg w/ health certify.
He's ready to go! $800.
863-697-9865



HOT TUB- 2005, paid $6000
asking $4300, good condi-
tion. (863)357-6851


SEWING MACHINE, Consew,
206RB2, walking, welting,
zipper feet, tbi., light, like
new, $600. 772-332-1438
SWING MACHINE, Singer,
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892


POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
ble, w/accessories, $700.
(863)697-1249
ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.
(863)675-2596



BASS SYSTEM: 2,12" Pioneer
Speakers & Custom box w/
power acoustics LT980
amp. $600 (863)269-5263
Fluance 5 Speaker Surround
Sound Home Theater Sys-
tem NEW. Serious Perfor-
mance. Amazing Quality.
Extraordinary Value. You'll
Agree! Buy Direct @
www.Fluance.com $299.
(888)321-1110 Ask About
Free Gift!
MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $850 or best
offer. (863)634-6476
STEREO: BOSE, Wave II
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3659


RCA XL100, 20", $50.
(863)357-3865


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
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
WELDER- Miller Fullmatic
30A, aluminum school gun.
$350 or best offer
(863)634-7318
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


ISeasonal


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18 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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

Agriculture



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




ENGINE- John Deere, 6 cyl,
Turbo diesel, power unit,
also fits John Deere loader,
less than 500 hours, $2500
(863)234-9595


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
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
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- Gelding, 5
yrs old. 15 hands. Rides great.
60 days of profess.-training
$1500. (239)340-8373
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
soy Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
DR. CHIPPER- 3 point hitch,
used only 5 times, $1200
(863)634-3394
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 5 HP, 21" cut, dual
blade, 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: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER, Murray,
132 hp, 40" cut. Used 5
times. Divorce forces sale.
$750. (863)634-5528
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
1 2.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
DOWNTOWN OKEECHOBEE-
Shady yard, 2br, 1ba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Apple Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878


OKEECHOBEE, Apartments for
rent. on Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$30,000! Only $238/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For
listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BHR, 2br/2ba, Furn/Unfurn
$800/mo. + 1st & Sec. dep.
863-824-0981


6/BR Foreclosure $27,000!
5/BR Only $28,0001 Stop
Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
Annual rental homes in the
heart of Central Florida.
Beautiful waterfront commu-
nities with resort amenities,
social events and on-site ac-
tivities. Call (800)887-8301
or visit www.EquityLifes-
tyle.com.
KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec
(863)801-9f63
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $14,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $10,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5796.
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, Screen room.
Back patio. Over size lot on
Canal. $1100. mo. & 1st &
Last. (863)697-3163
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
Avail. 7/1, fenced yard, a/c,
$1,300/mo. 1st, last & $600
sec & ref's. (863)467-7852
RICK'S RENTALS LLC 2/2
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets ok, $750 mo., 2/2 lake
access, Treasure Island,
$850 mo., 2/2 CBS w/dock
& lake access, $1200 mo.
Avail. Now! 561-262-1390
SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D
no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st & sec. (561)308-7566
Updated 3/1/2, LR, FR,
w/d, house, $1100 mo.
Efficiency Cottage $450
2BR/1BA SW $550
32' RV, bath, incl. elec. -$450
All incl. city water, 1st last
& sec. (561)346-4692



New Offices avail from
470 sq. ft. up to 1900 sq. ft.
West side of new courthouse
Phone Judy (863)467-0831



1 MILE CREEKFRONT! 55+
acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1 + mile along
creek. 2 working barns,
fenced for cattle. West
Tenn. Potential to subdi-
vide. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, x.
1257 TN Land & Lakes.
AUCTION AL-GA-TN 12 Net
Leased Properties *Retail -
w/Ntl. Corp. Leases *Moun-
tain Chalets *Retail Land Of-
fered : Individually
(800)257-4161 higgenbot-
ham.com Higgenbotham
Auctioneers ME Higgenbot-
ham, CAI
FL#AU305/AB158.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA 24+
Acres- $99,900. Was
$109,900. Beautiful trees,
pasture for horses, loaded
with wildlife. Easy access
to 1-95. Short drive to GA
coast. Long road frontage-
potential to subdivide. Ex-
cellent financing. $10,000
Savings- Limited time.
CALL NOW (800)898-4409
x1295.
Developer's Closeout Sep-
tember 291h- 20% off al-
ready low pre-construction
pricing. Lots & condos
available w/ water, marsh,
golf, nature views starting
at 70k's. 1yr. no payment
options. (877)266-7376
www.cooperspoint.com.
ESCAPE TO ALABAMA SPEC-
TACULAR LAKE PROPER-
TIES From Just $49,900
Private gated community on
70,000 acre Lake Gunters-
ville. Featuring clubhouse,
marina, boat launch, paved
roads, u/g utilities and
more! No time requirement
to build. Excellent financing
available. Call today!
(888)525-3725 x 2694
www.theoaks-gpi.com.
LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded
lake access property in
brand new premier devel-
opment on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Prime waterfronts
available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-


nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT $147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
Opening Pricing!
(888)952-6347.
Lakefront Community,
Boone Lake, Northeast Ten-
nessee. Fully amenitized,
spectacular views, conven-
iently located near Tri-Cities.
Final homesite release
$85,900+, excellent incen-
tives. www.grandeharbor.in-
to (888)295-2537 Grand
Vision, Inc.


Mountain Community on
Tuckasegee River, NC. Pri-
vate community, dramatic
views, exceptional weather
and recreation. $250,000+,
incentives. Riverfront sites
still available!
(866)464-5885 www.water-
dancenc.com, High Vision,
LLC.
Mountain Lifestyle Group
now opening 2 GATED com-
munities in the high country
of Western North Carolina.
Lots starting at $26,000
(866)378-4769.
NC MOUNTAINS 2BD/2BA
Log Siding Cabin has great
views FP, Porch, Hot Tub -
Furnished, Rental History -
Call: Ralph Crisp Realty
(800)438-8621 www.ralph-
crisprealty.com.
NEW! Gated Coastal GA
Community Homesites up to
4.5 acres. Marshfront with
long range views & 150
year old live moss-draped
oaks. 14 miles north of the
FL state line. Shown by ap-
pointment. Call
(866)432-7320.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA WA-
TERFRONT LAND SALE!
GRAND OPENING SATUR-
DAY JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY
ONLY! Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access
from Just $19,900 Paved
Roads, U/G Utilities, Excel-
lent Financing! Call Now
and reserve a priority ap-
pointment (877)457-5263
ext. 1007.
SC Real Estate For Sale
Farm, Brick Home & 8
Acres $189,500 2 Level
Brick Home $379,900 2
Level Home $244,900
MearesAuctions.com L.
Meares, (864)444-1321.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
Timber Company Sell- Off!
20 acres- $39,900. Subdivi-
sion Potential! Big moun-
tain acreage with views. 1
mile to Nacklaus designed
golf course. Close to Ten-
nessee River & recreational
lake. Creekfronts available.
Excellent financing. Free
call (866)685-2562, x.
1201.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private
acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area
and New River State Park,
$139,500 owner
(866)789-8535.
WATERFRONT & VIEW
HOMESITES Nestled along-
side beautiful 45,000 acre
Lake Eufaula, Alabama.
Gated community wilh 1 to
3 acres from the $40's. Pri-
vate Owner amenities in-
clude Clubhouse, Boat
Slips, Nature Trails. Call
(866)882-1107.


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
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok.
Cable included. $300/mo. &
sec. (863)599-8318
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (8)6)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.
Call (863)467-8683

Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 101')
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 10')0
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045


Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspect ion 1060
Real Estate Wanted 165I
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 108')




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


Palm HarDor Homes 3uIh An-
niversary Sale! Huge Dis-
counts, Easy Financing. 0%
Down when you own your
land. Hurry while this offer
lasts!!! (800)622-2832.


Acre, '/2 +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)719-5189


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Vacant,
Lake access, canal lot, with
seawall & boat ramp, beautiful
view. $78,500 (772)349-9738


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 20'05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2 i 5
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
ON RIM CANAL: 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
$900. mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets,
& 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba., $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. No Pets.
(863)447-3426
PLATTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
le wide, 14'x80', on 61/2ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
Single Wide, 2/2, c/a/h, Ig.
porch, until. rm., / 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
TREASURE ISLAND- 2/1, in-
cludes lawn maint & sewer,
$700/mo $500 sec.
(863)467-1308



BANK REPO: 32' x 80' -
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
MOBILE HOME, in 55+ park,
2 nice sheds, some remodel-
ing done, needs some work,
$6500 neg. (863)467-0954
Iv. msg.
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 1ba,
New c/air, nice lot, great in-
vestment. Possible financ-
ing. $59,900 (863)467-1308

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs il0
Jet Skiis JiI5
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous ;02'5
Motorcycles },0:'j
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable. (863)763-4680
ALUMINUM, 15', with trailer,
new wheels & tires, 30hp
Yamaha & trolling mtr.,
$1200 neg. (863)634-2454
BOAT 21' Stamas, cuddy
cabin, 235 Evinrude, trailer,
solid, runs good, $2000
firm. (863)467-7415.
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT., Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$275. (863)763-3551
BOAT REPAIR! I come to
you... even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700. 239-340-2833
POLARIS WATERCRAFT-
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
(561)951-2374
PONTOON, 24', hardtop, with
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr, $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750 (863)467-8038


CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, Ir, dr,
elec. slide, awning, Ig. a/c,
full bath, exc. cdnd.,
$12,900.. (561)346-4692


CAMPER- 28' Outback, Sleeps
6, Everything works. Good
condition. $2500.
(863)763-2476
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


HOLIDAY RAMBLER- '95, 32,
with slide. Upgraded fixtures
in kit. & ba. new condition.
$9995. Neg. (863)801-9136



PROP- For Evinrude motor,
17" Pitch. Recondition. $65.
(863)634-0433


HONDA SHADOW 1Iuu 9s-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mis. $15,000.
(863)227-0336



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
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
SUZUKI RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
offer. (863)673-5663
UTILITY VEHCILE- '04, 50 hrs,
Dump bed, Brand new cond.
Pd. $6200. asking $2500.
(863)634-0164
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 i
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055,
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/I.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '80, V8,
auto, exc. shape, $4000 or
best offer. (772)597-6240
after 5pm




FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
FORD PROBE LX '92, 5 spd.,
Runs good. A/C, Good tires.
You pick up. $1000.
(239)784-8449 Immokalee
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
good, 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
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '2000,
4 cyl, Keyless entry. 3 TV's
& DVD player installed
$7000. Neg. (863)697-9912
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942



CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only lOOK mis. $2200.
(863)673-2314
CHEVY SlO BLAZER- '89 4X4,
good for dune buggy, asking
400 (863)467-8318 or
(772)260-0686
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


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: 1990, from Toyota
Tercel. $200 (863)261-2511


ENGINE, CHRYSLER 440,
1977, $750. (863)763-2032
GRILL, Chrome & Euro Tail
Lights. For '06 Chevy Silve-
rado. $250. for all, will sep.
(863)467-9709
MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
many misc. parts, $150.
(239)895-3269.
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
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200. or
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
TIRES (4) 265/35/22 $100.
(863)236-0195


GOLF CARS W



Sherri Enfinger, Manager* www.gilbert-golfcars.com
863763-6434
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee FL 34974


TIRES, 4 brand new Super
Swamper Boggers,
16/35/165, w/4 new rims,
$1200. (863)634-1979

TIRES: For Toyota Tercel, All 4
for $90. (863)261-2511

TONNEAU COVER- Fits full
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
(863)467-2885
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)467-9709


CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY S10 XTREME- '99,
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, A/C, Cruise,
$6900. Neg. (863)357-1471
DODGE 1500, '01, V6, red,
a/c, ps, pb, $5500.
(863)763-2815
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)357-1938
DODGE DAKOTA- '92, V-6, 2
WD, Good work truck.
$2000. or best offer.
(863)227-1078
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 '96, XLT, 5.0L,
4x4, auto., mint. $6500 or
best offer. (863)234-2466
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 PICKUP, '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2454
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
msg.
TOOL BOXES (2) diamond
late, 1-58" & 1-62", good
shape, $100 for both or will
sell sep (863)675-8760
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.
(863)697-8531


CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k mi. Body & interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
JEEP CHEROKEE '91, not
running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269


UNTIL. TRAILER- 5x8, Single
axle. Tilt bed. $275.
(863)634-3394


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
reat, 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
FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CP-096
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JANE DANIELS MADDOX,
DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given to all creditors of
Jane Daniels Maddox, Deceased,
whose Social Security Number was
221-30-4976 and who died on Janu-
ary 9, 2007, that Letters Testamentary
of said deceased were granted to Craig
Callahan, on the 10th day of May,
2007, by the above named court, lo-
cated at 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Said Per-
sonal Representative is represented by
Virginia Lynn Mclnnes,' Esq., Farmer,
Farmer & Malone, PA., 112 W. Troy
Street, RO. Box 668, Dothan, Alabama
36302.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is the 6th day of June, 2007.


215629 ON 6/6,13/07


Craig callahan


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-056
DIVISION
EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs,
KEITH 0. BILLIE, et al,
Defendants)
,NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
5/29/2007, and entered in Case No.
2007-CA-056 of the Circuit Court of
the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida in
which Everhome Mortgage Company,
is the Plaintiff and Keith 0. Billle, Sale-
na M. Billie, Wachovia Bank, N.A., are
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 312 North
West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, Okeechobee County, Floridaat
11:00AM on the 19th day of July,
2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
PARCEL 1:
ALL OF BLOCKS 1 AND 2, OF BET-HER
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BDOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL II:
THE PARCEL DESIGNATED AS "LAKE"
AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF BET-
HER ACRES, CONTAINED ON PLAT
BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH ALL CANALS AND
DITCHES APPURTENANT TO SAID
LAKE;
LESS THOSE PORTIONS OF THE PAR-
CEL DESIGNATED AS "LAKE" LYING
SOUTH OF1LOCK 3;
AND LESS;
THE CANAL/DITCH LYING BETWEEN
LOT 17, BLOCK 4, AND BLOCK 3, BE-
ING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL III:
THAT PORTION OF THE NOW ABAN-
DONED S.E. 17TH WAY, LYING BE-
TWEEN BLOCKS 1 AND 2, AND THE
WEST 140.00 FEET OF S.E. 4TH
STREET LYING EAST OF BLOCK 2,
ALL BEING AND COMPRISING A
PART OF BET-HER ACRES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE
12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 333 SOUTH EAST 17TH WAY,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of Lis Pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this
30th day of May, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
By:/S/Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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IN IE TuiCuii C ult LO in
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-DR-352-
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Norma L. Orozco,
Petitioner
and
Carlos Betancourt,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Carlos Betancourt
(Respondent's last known address)
3252 NW1st St. Okeechobee, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Norma Or-
zoco, whose address is 3746 NW 20th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL on or before
6/22/2007, and file the odginal with
the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Court Opera-
tions 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
'You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit wil l be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings,
Dated: 5 -2-2007
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
213300 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/07


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