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Vol. 98 No. 166 Friday, June 15, 2007 500 Plus tax


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 infor-
mation, 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 Flori-
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmd.gov.

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bottom
of the lock chamber to become
a navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the navi-
gation lock has become shal-
low enough that boaters may
have difficulty navigating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
(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: 388
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide


Lake Levels


OUA adopts billing changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
CustomersoftheOkeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) will now
have more warning before their
water is cut off for nonpayment.
During a lengthy meeting
on Tuesday, June 12, the OUA
board of directors approved a
resolution which defines poli-
cies and procedures -- including


billing procedures.
They also considered the
acquisition of the Blue Heron
water system and discussed ex-
pansion of the wastewater treat-
ment plant.
Under the recently approved
resolution, if a customer's bill
is not paid by the 16"t day after
the billing date, a penalty is as-
sessed. If the bill is not paid by


25 days after the billing date,
services will be shut off until all
fees and penalties are paid in
full. However, a warning notice
will be delivered to the customer
24 hours before service is shut
off. An unpaid balance of at least
$50 would trigger a shut off.
Under the newly adopted
procedures, if service is trans-
ferred from one owner to an-


other owner, OUA will attempt
to collect any outstanding bills
from the previous owner. How-
ever, if the current outstanding
balance remains unpaid, that
balance will be transferred to the
account of the new owner.
Turning to the expansion of
the wastewater treatment plant,
the board authorized that a fee
of $377,485 be paid to Metzger


& Willard, Inc. for engineering
services in connection with the
plant expansion.
John Hayford, OUA execu-
tive director, gave the board an
update on the status of the appli-
cation process for a state revolv-
ing fund loan to help finance the
project.
See OUA Page 2


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeehcobee News
The Okeechobee High
School softball team and a
member of the school's track
team were honored at the
Okeechobee County School
Board meeting Tuesday eve-
ning.
Kelci Breaux, Alisha Clax-
ton, Rachel Lowe, Kristin Mc-
Cullough, Kristina Mellette, Kel-
ley Smiley, Mary Huff, Jordan
Marcum, Jordyn Nealis, Elia
Suarez, Lauren Throop, Randi
Barnes, Megan Clements, Brit-
tany Herndon, Morgan Richey
and coaches Kim Hargraves and
Heather Stillians were honored
for being the first O.H.S. softball
team in the school's history to
make it to the state tourney.
Bryan Suarez, of the O.H.S.
track team, received recognition
for being a state track qualifier.
Three school board employ-
ees were also honored for their
many years of service to the
district. Teri Dixon, principal of
Seminole Elementary School,
was recognized for her 24 years
of service. She has resigned to
move to Gainesville to be closer
to her family. David Mullins, a
dropout prevention teacher at
New Endeavor High School,


Kay Bartlett (right) was honored for her 31 years of ser-
vice to the students of Okeechobee County by Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper, superintendent of schools (left).


was honored for his 17 years
of service to the district. He will
be retiring this summer. Kay
Bartlett, an ESE guidance aide
at North Elementary School,
spent 31 years in the school
system. She will also be retiring


this summer.
Angela Kelly, tobacco
prevention specialist for the
Okeechobee County Health De-
partment, gave a presentation
See Honor Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
For Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul C. May, once is defi-
nitely not enough.
With that in mind, Sheriff
May, 60, announced Thursday
his intention to seek a second
term.
"I'm enjoying the job," he
said. "I'm not retirement age
yet."
Sheriff May originally took
office after defeating challenger
Joe Hazellief in the 2004 elec-
tion. Sheriff May garnered 6,009
votes to Mr. Hazellief's 3,885.
Sheriff May decided to
seek the position of sheriff of
Okeechobee County after retir-
ing from the Florida Highway
Patrol.


"I have
enjoyed my
time as sheriff
and I consider "
it an honor
to serve the
citizens of
Okeechobee
County," he
said. Sheriff Paul
One of his May
.campaign
promises that has come to frui-
tion is the Career Services Act,
which took effect July 1, 2006.
This act basically ensures those
employees below the rank of
captain at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
that their job is protected if a
new sheriff is elected.
See Sheriff Page 2


Make-A-Wish rep


visits Chamber


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Make-A-Wish Founda-
tion's Southern Florida chap-
ter vice president Richard
Kelly spoke at the monthly
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce luncheon on Wednes-
day, June 14, about what the
foundation does, how to refer
kids to the program and ways
one can help make a wish
come true.
The Make-A Wish Founda-
tion began in 1980 and has
granted the wishes of over
150,000 children with life-
threatening medical condi-
tions in the U.S., with over
6,000 wishes in the South


Florida region. The Southern
Florida' chapter serves chil-
dren in 13 counties: Miami-
Dade, Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
Okeechobee, Highlands, Mon-
roe, Hendry, Glades, Collier
and Lee.
Okeechobee, County is new
to the South Florida chapter
due to restructuring and was
previously a part of the Cen-
tral Florida chapter. Funds
are lumped together and are
granted based on eligibility
requirements, not on the wish
child's county contributions to
the program.
See Wish Page 2


8.91 feet
Last Year: 12.35 feet


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


Officials dispel


myths about


Hospice to Kiwanis


Index
C lassifieds ............................9-11
C om ics ...................................... 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword ................................. 9
O bituaries............................... 3
O pinion ..................... ............ 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
S p o rts ........................................ 5
TV ................................... ........ 10
W eather..................................... 2

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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members heard
from Hospice of Okeechobee,
Inc. and The Hamrick Home
representatives Lou O'Bannon,
LPN, and Cathy Schmiedel,
public relations, about the ser-
vices they offer.
The Hamrick Home, locat-
ed at 411 S.E. Fourth St., pro-
vides services to individuals
with life-limiting illnesses such
as heart disease, Alzheimer's
disease, pulmonary disease,
Parkinson's disease and many
others. Patients who choose to
move to The Hamrick Home
have nurses on hand 24 hours
a day, seven days a week to as-
sist in their care.
The Hospice of
Okeechobee, Inc. has been
servicing Okeechobee and the
surrounding rural communi-


ties for over 24 years.
Patients are encouraged to
bring mementos from home to
aid in creating the atmosphere
set forth by the philosophy of
the Hospice of Okeechobee,
Inc. Family members can
spend the night on occasion
and pets can even come to
visit patients while living in The
Hamrick Home.
The residence home has
the capacity of serving 12 pa-
tients at a time with nurses,
nurse's aides, social workers,
volunteers and chaplains on
hand to provide the best pos-
sible care.
Paul Buxton, president
of the board of Hospice of
Okeechobee, Inc., spoke of
the hospice beginnings in
1983 when he was the only
volunteer and ran the Hos-
See Myths Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Representatives from the Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. Cathy Schmiedel (left) and Lou O'Bannon,
LPN (right), met with Kiwanis president and Hospice of Okeechobee board member Frank Irby
(center) and other Kiwanis members at their weekly luncheon at the Village Square Restaurant
about services offered at The Hamrick Home through the Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.


Sheriff May




will run for




second term


School board: Recognize OHS softball team


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the Okeechobee High School girls' softball team were recognized for mak-
ing it to the final four in state competition this past season. It was the first time that the
Lady Brahmans have qualified for state competition.


School board honors retirees
.. ors rees








2 Okeechobee News, Friday, June 15,2007


Honor
Continued From Page 1
about the restart of the Students
Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
program.
Sharon Suits, director of K-12
accountability and assessment,
told the board of the district's
FCAT results.
In other action, the board ap-
proved:
- *a proposal from CML Com-
munications, Inc. in the amount of
$53,075 for the installation of a new
telephone system at Central El-
ementary School. The new equip-
ment matches the equipment
recently installed at Okeechobee
High School and Yearling Middle
School and will be maintained by
CML.
*the low base bid of $764,707
for the bus garage/multi-purpose
building, paving and drainage
project was awarded to Close
Construction, Inc. This project was
originally open for bid about two
years ago. The plan was amended
to provide for future expansion.
*agreements with Children's
Counseling Network and DESF of
Florida for contracted services.
*the Comprehensive Safety
Inspection Report (SREF) for the


Sheriff
Continued From Page 1
Any employee above the rank
of captain is employed at the will
of the sheriff.
"In the past, no one was pro-
tected (when a new sheriff was
elected)," said Sheriff May.
This act also gives employees
the right to appeal if they are ter-
minated.
Even though his department
has made great inroads into the
drug and underage drinking prob-
lem in Okeechobee County, Sher-
iff May said there is still plenty to
do.
During his first four-year term,
the OCSO has conducted two op-
erations in regard to the sale of
alcohol to minors. The last such
operation culminated with the ar-
rest of 18 clerks at different conve-
nience stores around Okeechobee
County. Two juveniles, who were
used in the operation, went to 35


OUA
Continued From Page 1
The board awarded a contract
to Wharton-Smith, Inc. in the
amount of $15,232,000 for con-
struction work connected with the
plant expansion. Financial adviser
Jeff Larson told the board that
three banks have been considered
to handle financial transactions in
connection with the plant expan-
sion. The board approved the use
of Regions Bank.
There was some discussion on
the Blue Heron water system. For
some time, OUA has been consid-
ering buying the private water sys-
tem located in the southwestern
corner of the City of Okeechobee.


Wish
Continued From Page 1
The South Florida chapter
granted 506 wishes to southern
Florida children last year and has
a goal of 520 wishes this year.
According to the Make-A-Wish,
website, children can be referred
by their doctors, social workers,
other health care professionals,
family members or even them-
selves.
Each child must: be between
the ages of 2 V2 and 18; be di-
agnosed with a life-threatening
medical condition; live .or be
treated in one of the counties
in our territory; and, not been
granted a wish by the foundation
previously.
After the medical eligibility has
been determined, trained volun-
teer wish granters go to the home
of the child and ask the magic
question to learn the child's one
true wish. Through their training
and their own passion for the
program, these volunteers con-
nect with wish children and help
explore their imaginations for the
experience that will delight and
inspire them.
The most popular wish --
about one-third in the Southern
Florida region -- is to go to Disney
World Resort. While Disney. is
located in Florida, Make-A-Wish
style visits include red carpet
treatment with a six-day, six-night


Myths
Continued From Page 1
pice of Okeechobee from the
funeral home. Even at that time,
his dream was to have a hospice
home for Okeechobee.
Some common misconcep-
tions about hospice are changes
in doctors. Through hospice, pa-
tient's doctors remain in charge
of care even when one comes to
hospice.
The biggest myth surrounding
hospice is that it is only about dy-


fiscal year 2006-07, the School
Safety and Security Best Practices
Self-Assessment for 2006-07, and
IDEA, Part B, grant applications for
2006-07.
*the job description for transi-
tion counselor, revision of job de-
scription for director of career and
technical programs; revisions to
personnel allocations for 2006-07
and 2007-08.
*the appointment of Matthew
Koff as assistant principal for the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus.
*the appointment of Leslie
Lundy as acting principal of Semi-
nole Elementary School.
*the appointment of manage-
rial personnel.
*the change in date for the ex-
ecutive session previously sched-
uled for June 19 to its new date of
July 24.
*the approval of an executive
session on Thursday, June 21, at 8
a.m. in the superintendent's office
in room 308 of the school district
administrative office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave.
*the approval of additional
school board meetings on Tues-
day, July 24, and Tuesday, July 31.
*the approval of a change.
in the September school board
meeting to meet Truth in Millage
requirements to Thursday, Sept. 6.


local stores and tried to buy beer.
"I'd like to thank the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners for giving
us what we need to combat the
drug and alcohol problem," he
said.
The sheriff went on to say an-
other accomplishment of which
he is most proud is the placing of
two deputies in the northern por-
tion of the county. These depu-
ties, he said, primarily work The
Prairie and are beginning to make
a difference.
"We don't get near the com-
plaints we did in the north end of
the county," said Sheriff May.
Sheriff May also pointed out
that, with the help of the county
commissioners, he was able to
get a tough ordinance in regard to
where sexual predators can live in
Okeechobee County. The law, in
essense, states that predators can-
not live within 2,500 feet of where
children congregate.


Staff was directed to further inves-
tigate what actions might be nec-
essary to acquire the utility.
The board also discussed but
took no action on changing defi-
nitions and wording in the rate
schedule. These proposed chang-
es are designed for clarification of
terms and do not effect rates.
In other action, the board:
received the audit for fiscal
year 2006;
received the finance report
for the period ending May 31;
awarded a contract to re-
pair a gravity sewer line that runs
eastward from S.W. Fifth Avenue
to S.E. Fourth Avenue to CHAZ
Equipment of Wellington for
$17,617;
awarded a second contract
to repair other sewer lines to LAN-


V.,


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Teri Dixon (right) was recognized for her 24 years of service
to the Okeechobee County school system. She was present-
ed with a certificate of recognition by Dr. Patricia Cooper, su-
perintendent of schools (left).


This law came about after a
group of homeowners met with
Sheriff May about a group home
for sexual offenders in their neigh-
borhood.
The sheriff said other com-
munities have copied and imple-
mented the local ordinance. He
continued by saying that on at
least one occasion the ordinance
was challenged in one of these
communities and was upheld in
court.
Also while under his watch,
Sheirff May has assigned one de-
tective to work nothing but gangs
in Okeechobee County.
While there really isn't a gang
problem locally, Detective Brad
Stark was given the assignment
to ensure that the gang situation
doesn't get out of hand here as it
has in other communities such as
West Palm Beach.
Finally, if re-elected Sheriff May
wants to begin and complete the
accreditation process for both


ZO Lining Services, Inc. of Deer-
field Beach for an amount not to
exceed $261,000.
awarded a preventive main-
tenace contract for the two ozone
generators at the surface water
treatment plant to WEDCO Ozone
Technologies of Charlotte, N.C.,
for $5,000;
approved installation of
equipment to monitor ground-
water levels at South Florida Wa-
ter Management District's Urban
Stormwater Storage and Treat-,
ment Facility on Limpkin Creek;
awarded a contract for sur-
veying, design, permitting and
construcitons service for the east-
side force main to Boyle, Inc. for
$493,980;
tabled consideration of tak-
ing over ownership of the pump


jM


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Richard Kelly, the vice president of the Southern Florida
chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation spoke at the monthly
Chamber luncheon held at the Golden Corral on Wednesday,
June 13, about ways to refer a child, volunteer and make do-
nations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


vacation where the child is given
special treatment. Wish children
get to go to special events, get put
into the parades and get to buy
souvenirs every day at the resort.
Other recent wishes granted
to Florida children include a trip
to visit the Pope in Rome, and a


ing and you only go to hospice af-
ter you have given up. According
to the Hospice of Okeechobee,
studies show that hospice care
actually helps some patients with
life-limiting illnesses live longer,
while at the same time improving
their quality of life.
For information regarding
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. or
The Hamrick Home, call (863)
467-2321.
Services are provided regard-
less of age, gender, nationality,
race, creed, sexual orientation,
disability, diagnosis, availability


trip to the World Cup.
Wishes usually cost approxi-
mately $5,000 and are financed
through corporate sponsorships,
special events, foundation grants
and individual contributions.
Make-A-Wish does not solicit
funds by telephone and receives


of a primary caregiver or ability
to pay.
In other Kiwanis business, all
monies collected the month of
June will be donated to two lo-
cal students -- eighth grader Lexi
Peaden and seventh grader Ga-
brielle Carden -- who are going to
represent Florida in the Wrangler
Junior High National Champion-
ships in Gallup, N.M., July 1-7.
Mr. Buxton reported to the Ki-
wanis that the annual Grad Night
had 88 percent of the graduating
class in attendance and proceed-
ed without incident. The Kiwanis


the Okeechobee County Jail and
the law enforcement side of the
sheriff's office.
That process is slated to start
Friday, June 15, when officials
from the Florida Corrections Ac-
creditation Commission will visit
the county jail. If they survey the
jail and it meets their approval,
then the accreditation process
will get under way.
Basically, this process ensures
that certain policies and proce-
dures are in place and followed.
Sheriff May said even though
many of the goals he set when
he was first elected have been
reached, there is still more work
to do. But there is still one big
reason why he is seeking another
term --, pride in his department.
"I am proud of the sheriff's
office employees and of the job
they do," he said.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Eric Kopp may be reached
at okeditor@okeechobee.com


station that is currenlty owned by
Best Western due to the absence
of the owner at the meeting;
awarded a contract to Rudd
Jones in the amount of $24,500 to
prepare designs for renovation of
the Bet-Her Acres water system --
formerly a privately-owned water
system that has been acquired by
OUA;
approved a program to rec-
ognize employees for longevity
that involvedglawarding gift certifi
cates based on years of service;
and,
set the next meeting date for
July 17.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


no government funding.
Through the help of these in-
dividuals Make-A-Wish is able to
put a smile on a kid's face and
be a bright spot in the lives of
everyone involved. According to
Make-A-Wish, a wish experience
is often more than a dream come
true. It sparks a belief in the wish
child's self and a promise of their
future.
There are various ways to help
make wishes come true. With 35
volunteers for every employee
in the Make-A-Wish Foundation
one can become a wish granter,
an office volunteer, an airport
greeter, work at a special event
or become a member of their
Speakers Bureau.
Volunteers undergo a one-day
training to become wish grant-
ers. The next training session is
scheduled to be held at the Con-
ference Center at Dodgertown,
3901 26th St., in Vqro Beach on
Saturday, July 14. The session will
run from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. If
interested call (954)967-9474, ext.
303. Seating is limited.
To find out more information
about referring a child, volunteer-
ing or donating to the Make-A-
Wish Foundation visit www.sfla.
wish.org; or, call (954)967-9474.
Post your opinions in the Public ;.
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


supports this function annually.
On Thursday, June 28, Kiwan-
is members are encouraged to
bring potential Kiwanis members
to their 36"' anniversary luncheon
at the Village Square Restaurant
at noon. Guest speakers will be
Louis "Red" Larson, Phil Berger,
Dick Blair and Wendy Woodman.
For information about the Ki-
wanis of Okeechobee contact
Greg Thogersen at (800)359-
8290.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
*reachetatcagultrw@newazup.coms


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Okeechobee Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The
wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with numerous showers and thunder-
storms. Highs will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the east
around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 40 percent.
Sunday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain
is 50 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 70s. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be around 90. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be around 90. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Highs will be around 90. The chance of rain is 40 percent.


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News Briefs

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

USDA office moving to WPB
WEST PALM BEACH -- Effective June 22 the USDA Rural Devel-
opment, Okeechobee local office operation will be moved to West
Palm Beach.
The new address is: USDA/Rural Development, 750 South Mili-
tary Trail, Suite J, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33415
The phone number is (561) 683-2285. The fax number is (561)
683-6249.

Efectivo 'el 22 de junio del 2007 las operaciones de la oficina local
de Desarollo Rural del Departamento de Agricultura (USDA Rural
Development) localizada en Okeechobee se moveran a West Palm
Beach, FL
Nueva Direccion: USDA /Rural Development, 750 South Military
Trail, Suite J, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33415 Phone: (561) 683-2285;
Fax (561) 683-6249.

Healthy Start accepts care proposal
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
Coalition has accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County
Health Department for Care Coordination services starting July 1,
2007, through June 30, 2008.
For information contact the coalition office at 575 S.W 28th St.,
or call (863) 462-5877.

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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Business Recognition Award recipient
Steve Milrot of Eddie Accardi Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge (right) accepted the Commissioner's
Business Recognition Award from Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools, at the
School Board meeting held on Tuesday evening.


Obituaries l lr
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Lagracia Marie Lowe
Lagracia Marie Lowe, age
37, of Okeechobee, died June
11, 2007 in Okeechobee. Ms.
Lowe was born May 10, 1970 in
Okeechobee. She was a secre-
tary for Miami Elevator Company
for 13 years. Born and raised
in Okeechobee, she was of the
Church of God faith.
Ms. Lowe is survived by
her mother, Gloria Lowe of
Okeechobee; son, Tico Diaz of
Naples; daughter, Kayla Efreece
of Miami; two sisters, Donna
Smith and Sherry Whaley both
of Okeechobee; father, Charles
Lowe of Okeechobee; and, aunt
and uncle, Flitten .and Elaine
Crews of Okeechobee.
A memorial service will be
held 3 pm Saturday, June 16, 2007
at North Okeechobee Church of
God with P:','D. T rDn Leon offici-
ating. -" "
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Dale Franklin Friend
Dale Franklin Friend, 74, of
Okeechobee and formerly of Del-
ray Beach, died Tuesday, June 12,
2007 at Raulerson Hospital. Born
May 13,1933 in Piqua, Ohio he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past four years. He was a
member of the Covington Frater-
nal Order of the Eagles, lifetime
member of the American Vets,.
and the American Legion Post
184 all of Piqua, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Frank and Margarte
Friend and brother, Carl Friend.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Mary Friend of Okeechobee,
Son; Dirk Alan (Linda) Friend of
Allentown Pa., Grandchildren;
Katie, Brian, and David Friend, all
of Allentown, Pa.
A Memorial Service will be
held at a later date in Covington,
Ohio.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
James R. Tarner
James R. Tarner, 84, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
June 13, 2007 at his residence in
Okeechobee. Born Sept. 4, 1922
in Chambersburg, Pa., he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1968. He served in the Unit-
ed States Army and was a mem-
ber of the Bethel Worship Center.
He loved the Lord, Hawaiian Gui-
tar, plants and flowers.
He is preceded in death by
his brothers, Frank and Jacob
Tamer and sister; Jane Kline. He
is survived by his wife of 64 years,
Anna Tarner of Okeechobee; son,
Thomas (Diane) Tamer; daugh-
ters, Bertha (Ronald) Lowry,
Cathrine (Ronny) Fralix, all of
Okeechobee; brothers, Joseph
(Mary Jean) Tarner, of St. Thom-
as, Pa., Cecil Tarner of North Car-
olina, Eddie (Mary) Tamer of Na-
hunta, Ga.; sister, Ida Beard of St.
Thomas, Pa.; 13 grandchildren;
and, three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday,
June 18, 2007 from 4 until 7 p.m.,
with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Cha-
pel, 110 NE Fifth Street.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Community Events

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students
Offering Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty youth between the
ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention
skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will
run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, ahd 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.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 9 until 10
a.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in participating. For
information on the meeting location, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

OSAC panel to meet on July 9
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community re-
source committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. un-
til 12:30 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
anyone interested in participating. For information on the meeting
location, contact Deputy Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

OSAC board will meet July 10
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 until 11:45 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The meeting is open
to all board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.


Greater Gator Mileage


recognizes award winners


The Greater Gator Mileage
Club at Everglades Elementary
School honored students for all
their hard work throughout the
2006-2007 school year. The stu-
dents earned mileage by walking
or jogging in Gator walks. These
Gator walks were adapted from
Fitness Finders and promote
physical activity.
The Gator walks have been
supported by school administra-
tor Joni Ard and are provided in a
block schedule at the school.
Students had an opportunity
to earn extra mileage by walk-
ing the scenic trail at Lock 7 with
their families, teachers and the
community on the second Satur-


day of each month from October
to March. These Saturday morn-
ing walkers are rewarded for their
efforts because
they can add their
teachers
and family
member's
laps to their
overall class
lap count.
At the end of
the school year the classes with
the highest totals earned a pizza
party.
Dylan Ferneau had the high-
est lap total for the boys. He
finished 113 laps (29 miles) and
holds the record at 128 laps (41


miles last year.
Lynn Romer scored the high-
est amount of laps for the girls at
89 laps (22 miles). Each of these
students received the grand prize
trophy, medal and a Gator walk
certificate. Both students also be-
long to the class with the most
miles, giving their class pizza
parties.
Aimee Rumbaugh still holds
the girls' school record at 96 laps.
The results, as well as atten-
dance at the Gator Walk, were
impressive this year. Coach Fern-
eau, who recently retired, Coach
Forde and Coach Campbell are
honored to recognize these stu-
dents for their efforts.


Senator J.D. Alexander honored


Lake Wales Senator J.D.
Alexander (R-Lake Wales) was
presented with a certificate by the
Heartland Educational Consor-
tium for his outstanding service,
representation and support of
the association and the member
school districts of DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and
Okeechobee counties.
"I am honored to receive this
certificate and look forward to
continuing to support and rep-
resent our school districts at the
state level," said Senator Alexan-
der. As a father and legislator, it is
important to me that we provide
our students an equal opportunity
to gain the knowledge and life ex-
periences needed to excel at all
levels."
"I thank Senator Alexander for
his visibility in our consortium
districts and for being extremely
receptive to our needs," said
Okeechobee County Superinten-
dent Dr. Pat Cooper, who present-
ed the certificate to Senator Al-
exander in Lake Placid. "Senator
Alexander is a champion for edu-
cation and I cannot say enough
about how he serves the districts
he represents."
"I believe Senator Alexander
has always had the best inter-


A Thought To
BRemember

The story is told of a man
walking down the street with a
friend. They stopped to buy a
newspaper from a very rude
newsie. The purchaser of the
paper was exceptionally nice
and courte-
ous to the
newsie, but
he didn't
e v e n
acknowledge
their pres-
ence.
"He is like
that all the
time,"
By Paul shrugged the
Buxton man.
"Then why
do you continue to be polite to
him?" asked his friend.
"Why not?" he inquired.
"Why should' I let him decide
how I'm going to act?"
How many of us react to peo-
ple when we should act? We
often let others dictate how we
will be -- "Get an impolite reac-
tion, offer an impolite reaction."
After all is said, the greatest
people are those who do not let
others decide how they are going
to act.
A little kindness sometimes
breaks down the barriers of
indifference.
Thought to Remember:
"You alone can decide what kind
of person you will be today."



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est of our Students and school
districts at heart," said Hardee
County Superintendent Dennis
Jones. "I thank him for always ad-
vocating on behalf of our small-
er school districts and applaud
him for making sure the smaller
school districts are treated in an
equitable manner alongside the
larger school districts."
Senator Alexander represents
Senate District 17 which includes
parts of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,


Highlands, Okeechobee, Polk,
and St. Lucie Counties. Senator
Alexander was first elected to the
Florida Senate in 2002 and has
been subsequently re-elected. Af-
ter completing his first term, Sen-
ator Alexander served as the Sen-
ate Majority Whip for 2004-2006
term in the Florid Senate. Prior to
being elected to the Florida Sen-
ate, Senator Alexander served
four years in the Florida House of
Representatives.


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HAPPY TO PAY: This is in regard to the new county tax on gasoline:
Consider the average gas tank and the average gas consumer. Consider
a 15 gallon tank at 5 cents per gallon. This is 75 cents per week. Round
off this amount to a dollar. This is $52 per year extra, not considering the
tax we are already accustomed to paying. People, a majority of us spend
this much on fast food, cigarettes and lottery tickets. We all have the
right to spend our hard earned money as we like. I personally earn less
than $20,000 per year. I am a single mother, and my budget is maxed
out. However, I am more than happy to pay the extra $52 a year so that
you and I might have better and safer roads. It costs money to live in this
great country, let alone our fine community of Okeechobee. I find that
paying taxes is a lot like paying rent. And we are getting off cheap, in my
opinion. It is a shame so many blame our county commissioners for
something they have never had any control over. The price of gasoline
is the fault of our federal legislature, and past presidential administra-
tions. Above all, it is the fault of voters who voted without educating
themselves on issues that matter.

RED LIGHT: We sure do need a red light out here at cemetery road
-- you cannot get across the road. You've got people that cross the road
by the convenience store that don't use their turn signals. They don't
have them on their vehicle or they forgot how to use them. You don't
know if they are coming straight across of if they're turning. If they don't
come straight across they always turn right in front of you when you
goo to turn. You sit there and you wait and you wait. People use your
turn signals and please county, give use a red light there -- the traffic is
terrible. Somebody is going to get hurt or killed before something gets
done.

GAS TAX: Please, vote the good old boys back in before this new
bunch of commissioner causes us all to go broke. We can't afford 5
cents more on our gas taxes. The growth of the county has stopped, the
taxes are going up, no new industry is coming in and we're losing the
money to other counties. Please vote the good old boys back in.

STOLEN BIKE: I want to thank whoever came up on my property
and stole my son's dirt bike that I bought him for Christmas. He had
wrecked it and I just saved up the money to finally have it fixed. So to
whoever stole it off of 18th Terrace, they not only stole an 11 year old's
dirt bike, they also stole his dreams. If anyone has any information, it is
a red and white dirt bike a mini-bike. That if there is any information,
please call.
Editor's Note: This caller left their phone number with us. If anyone
has any information about this incident, call our office at (863) 763-3134
and we'll put you in contact with this person.

TAX: I was just reading the paper and I saw that the good old boys
approved their 5-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax. Many residents in this county
are having trouble making ends meat already, and now they have added
a further burden to the shoulder of the Okeechobee County residents
and the snowbirds that will be coming back this winter. It is ludicrous
to me that if they are going to use it for road projects that the big semis
should be the ones paying, not the residents on the cars. Those hauling
feed, fruit, flower, etc. are tearing up our roads. If they are going to use
it for the roads, then maybe they could start by mowing Charles Harvey
Highway -- it is disgusting. I wish that our county could do something.
But having lived here 25-28 years, it just gets worse every year.

MORE TAX: I say the gas tax isn't being raised enough. What's 5
cents? I say raise it to the price of a candy bar at least -- 85 cents. That
would make better sense to me.

NO MANNERS: Where are people's manners? I went to the court-
house Tuesday and I had my three small children with me. My 5 year old
started to walk on the grass, and I told him to get off of the grass. I told
him that was rude and that is why they have sidewalks. When we came
out of the courthouse, a man was letting his dog use the bathroom on
the lawn. My 5 year old looked at me and said: "Mommy that man is
rude -- his mommy didn't teach him very good manners did she?"

TAXES: How is it possible that five people could raise the taxes on
thousands of people? It wasn't long ago that we voted these commis-
sioners in and I think it is already time for us to get rid of them. Also, I
think it is time for the voters to be more involved in the salaries of these
commissioners. If we let this 5-cent gas tax ride, there will be a lot more
taxes to come.

SADDENED: Our county commissioners have voted in a 5-cent tax
on gasoline. It is sickening. This is the most sickening thing I can think
of. How much more is the poor person in Okeechobee going to be able
to take? Now you're adding 5 cents more? I have to drive all of the way
to Indiantown to find a job that is paying anything, and now you're go-
ing to add 5 more cents per gallon on to my drive everyday. I hope the
people of Okeechobee wake up and realize that it is 5 cents here and 10
cents there. All our land taxes are going up twice what they were before.
When is it going to stop? Five cents doesn't sound like a lot, but over the
year it adds up. I am really saddened over this decision by our county
commissioners. I don't know how they can sleep at night.

FLUSHED: I have lived in this county for 35 years and the county
commissioners must be the sorriest bunch I've seen in a long time to
pass a 5-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax that will affect the working class citi-
zens of Okeechobee County. My opinion of these commissioners has
just been flushed and my vote will never be with them again. What a
mess.



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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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 Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. 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 Restaurant, 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 information 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@flainju-
rylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For information
call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
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 informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.

Sunday
A.A. 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.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys sing-
ing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
ChUrch, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Ev-
eryone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just
to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.


Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.


Community Events


Lunch benefits Heroes Campaign
The Bank of America, 205 N. Parrott Ave., will host a lunch Friday,
June 15, to benefit the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign. Lunch
will consist of a hot dog, chips and soda for $3. All proceeds will
stay in Okeechobee. For information, contact Bruce Ferell at (863)
357-4200.

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

2-1-1 crisis line topic of talk show
Radio Station WWFR 91.7 FM will host a radio talk show Satur-
day, June 16, at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Tara Martin,
community relations specialist with the 2-1-1 crisis line of Palm Beach
and the Treasure Coast. The topic will be crisis information, referral
and counseling and the recently implemented outreach to teens via
IM and MySpace Internet technology. For information, contact Tara
Martin at (772) 766-0326.

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

Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participating
in an American Red Cross Heroes 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 sum-
mer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including panthers, bobcats
and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of the half-acre butter-
fly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Admission is $10 for
adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted
free. The center is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace. For directions,
go to www.arnoldswildlife.org; or, call (863) 763-4630.

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children ages
3 years to fifth grade to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through God's
word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This summer our church will
be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God in a fun, loving
and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at (863) 763-5042.

Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-
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 analysis
class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W. North Park
St., on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
4320.

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

Orchid Group to meet June 25
The Okeechobee Orchid Group will meet Monday, June 25, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Ev-
eryone who is interested in, or curious about, orchids is invited. For
information, call (863) 763-6469.

Local garden club sets meeting date
The Okeechobee County Garden Club will meet Monday, June
25, at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N., at 6
p.m. New members and gardeners are invited. For information, call
(863) 763-6469.

4-H hosting special rodeo camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting a special rodeo week be-
ginning Monday, June 25 as part of their horse day camp. This camp
is for boys and girls ages 8- 18 who are 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. until 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.

Class of '78 planning reunion
The OHS class of 1978 is planning for their 30-year class.reunion.
The next planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at
the Speckled Perch Restaurant, 105 U.S. 98 N., at 6:30 p.m. All inter-
ested class members are urged to attend. For information, contact
the class at ohsclassofl978@hotmail.com.

Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic first
aid class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2488.

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive
a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Participants and


their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up to 18 years
old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3 are eligible
to participate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first camp
is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is July 30-
Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call The
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.


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Bryan Suarez honored for

track accomplishment
Brian Suarez (right), an 11th grade student at Okeechobee
High School, was honored for his accomplishment on the
Brahman track team. Suarez qualified to represent O.H.S.
at the state track meet. Dr. Patricia Cooper, superinten-
dent of schools, (left) present Suarez with his certificate
of recognition.


Sports Briefs


New children's football
league holds sign-ups
A new FEDEX youth football
program has formed. The new
league, known as the Tri-NYFL,
will be holding sign-ups on June
16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex, 580
N.W. 27th Lane.
The team 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 accompa-
ny the athletes to sign-ups. A copy
of the child's birth certificate is also
required. Games will be played
against teams from Big Cypress
Reservation, Stuart, Indiantown,
Fort Pierce, Sebastian River, Vero
Beach, Pahokee, Glades Glen, Riv-
iera Beach and Belle Glade. For in-


formation call Darryl Allen at (863)
697-3850 or Richard Osceola at
(863) 763-3866.

National Cowgirls
Fundraiser is planned
There will be a Fathers' Day
Open Jackpot fundraiser on June
17 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Arena to help send two young
cowgirls to the Wrangler Jr. High
Rodeo National Championship in
Gallup, N.M. later this summer.
There will be roping events, bar-
rels and pole bending competi-
tion. Sign-ups for roping will begin
at 9 a.m. with competition starting
at 10 a.m. Sign-ups for barrels and
pole bending will begin at Noon
with competition starting at 1 p.m.
There will barbecue dinners and
sandwiches, snacks and drinks
available all day. Call Missy Beaden
at (863) 634-7825 for more infor-
mation or to sign up. Admission is
free to the general public.


Alligator hunt permits selling fast


Within the first 28 hours, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission sold 4,079 al-
ligator hunt permits.
As of 2 p.m., Wednesday, only
448 permits remained. About


4,500 alligator hunt permits went
on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June
12, on a first-come, first-served
basis. During this period, people
are allowed to purchase only one
permit per person. Each permit al-


lows them to take two alligators.
The deadline to purchase a
permit is 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on
June 18. At 10 a.m. (EDT) June
19, sales will resume and people
will be allowed to buy multiple


permits, if any remain.
People can check the availabil-
ity of permits by going to MyFWC.
com/gators/public.htm and click-
ing "Check Alligator Harvest Per-
mit availability."


FWC to reclassify four imperiled species


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) voted Wednesday to
move ahead with reclassification
of four imperiled species.
Concerning the peregrine fal-
con, commissioners agreed to a
staff proposal to assemble a bio-
logical review panel to evaluate


whether the bird warrants reclas-
sification from its endangered
species status. The review is the
first phase in the reclassifica-
tion process. The scientists who
will conduct the review include
James A. Rodgers of the FWC,
Brian A. Millsap of the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and Ken


Meyer of Avian Research and
Conservation Institute in Gaines-
ville.
Commissioners also voted to
proceed with the final phase of
the process to reclassify manatees
from endangered to threatened;
gopher tortoises from species of
special concern to threatened


and Panama City crayfish from
species of special concern to
threatened. The final action will
be adoption of a management
plan for each species. That will
take place at a future FWC meet-
ing, possibly in September ex-
cept for the crayfish, which may
happen early next year.


National contest promotes life jacket wear


As July 4th remains one of the
busiest boating days of the year,
safety advocates say life jackets
are the number one way that
America's 77 million plus boat-
ers can protect themselves this
holiday.
To underscore the point, Chris-
ta Miller, star of NBC's hit come-
dy "Scrubs" and mother of three,
has joined the annual "Wear It!"
campaign, an initiative produced
by the National Safe Boating
Council (NSBC) to promote the
"Be a Survivor!" contest. A sum-
mer-long effort that invites boat-
ers to submit their own personal
testimonials as to how a life jack-
et has saved their life or the life of
someone they love, the program
was originally designed to spark
a nationwide dialogue about the
role life jackets play in safety on
the water.
A frequent boater and strong
advocate of life jackets, Miller is
particularly interested in encour-
aging the women and moms
across America to start talking
safety and life jackets in their pri-
mary sphere of influence-their
families.
"As the safety and consumer
'gatekeepers' in the family, wom-
en can play a huge role in mak-
ing sure that safety is not just an
option, but a habit," stated Ms.
Miller. "It should just be second


nature to put on your life jacket
before getting on a boat. It only
takes a second. But that second
could save your life or the life of
someone you love."
Although life jackets have re-
ceived more visibility in recent
years, a major obstacle to wear-
ing them, says Virgil Chambers,
Executive Director of NSBC, is
that boaters often think, "It will
never happen to me."
"We thought we could best
address this mindset by creating
an environment where boaters
are sharing their survival stories
with their fellow boaters, re-
minding them that accidents can
happen when least expected,
and the best defense is to be pre-
pared," stated Mr. Chambers.
July 4th promotion efforts
around "Be a Survivor" include
a public service announcement
starring Miller that will air in se-
lect areas throughout the coun-
try, as well as a brochure/entry
form that will be distributed
through contest supporter West
Marine at all 385 of its stores
nationwide. Boaters can also go
to www.SafeBoatingCampaign.
com to submit their entries
through Sept 4, the official close
of the contest.
Contest winners will be re-
warded with prize packages,


courtesy of West Marine, as well
as the opportunity to be nation-
ally published in an upcoming
edition of NSBC's "Saved By the
Jacket, a compilation of survival
stories designed to remind boat-
ers that accidents can happen to


anyone.
Research conducted by the
U.S. Coast Guard continues to un-
derscore the value of a life jacket.
In 2005, 87 percent of boating fa-
tality victims who drowned were
not wearing PFDs.


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PAHOKEE -- The Glades area
of rural Palm Beach County is
well known for its huge sugar
mills dotting the horizon and usu-
ally seen only in the distance as
one traverses the sprawling cane
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after a false report of an accident
led rescue workers on a pointless
six-hour search.
On Thursday evening at ap-
proximately 9:30 p.m., Keith Yates
contacted the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Clewiston
Sub-Station and stated that a teen-
aged girl called him on his Nextel
radio asking for help. He told dep-
uties the girl said she had been in a
car accident, and that the car was
on fire.
The girl reportedly indicated to
Mr. Yates that she was injured and
that she believed her. legs were
broken. She reportedly told him
she was somewhere around the
Flaghole Road and Montura area,
but wasn't able to recall the exact
location.
The HCSO dispatcher called
Montura Fire Department, Medic
Unit and First Responders to
search for the girl.
After HCSO deputies were un-


able to locate the victim, Deputy
Jesse Poole went to Mr. Yates' resi-
dence in an effort to make contact
with the victim. Deputy Poole was
able to make contact with the vic-
tim via Nextel radio. According to
Deputy Poole, the girl stated she
was passing in and out of con-
sciousness and could not move
due to her injuries.
At that time, Deputy Poole re-
trieved the girl's Nextel radio num-
ber from Mr. Yates' phone in order
to keep a line of communication
open.
According to the HCSO report,
Deputy Poole stated that the girl
sounded weak.
Deputy Poole alerted the res-
cue search team of the updates
with the victim, which stated that
she was close to a two-way paved
road in a wooded area and could
hear cows close by.
They tried using the global
positioning system' to locate the
victim's Nextel phone signal, but
were unsuccessful.
After three hours of searching,
additional units were called in


from the Hendry County Sheriff's
Department, including the East
District deputies and members
of the Criminal Investigation Divi-
sion, as well as help from Montura
Fire Department, Fish and Wildlife
Commission, the Seminole Police
Department, Medic Units and First
Responders. The Lee County Sher-
iff's Department sent a helicopter
to aid the searchers.
The search continued and was
expanded to the Montura Estates
area for three more hours. Deputy
Poole continued to have peri-
odic communication with the girl
through the two-way Nextel radio
until her battery went dead.
For six hours, the search con-
tinued until all the areas were thor-
oughly searched and all the assist-
ing resources being exhausted. At
that time, Lt. Joe Lee decided to
suspend the search until daylight.
The next day, on Friday, June
8, an investigation revealed that
the incident was a hoax. Deputies
located the girl at her residence in
Montura Ranch Estates.
She voluntary agreed to go to


the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Sub-Station in Clewiston for ques-
tioning.
During the interview, the girl
admitted to Sgt. Barbara Brown
that the incident indeed was all a
hoax. She stated she contacted Mr.
Yates and led him to believe that.
she was involved in a car accident.
She also admitted to giving false
information and details to Deputy
Poole after the deputy identified
himself as a deputy sheriff with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
The girl was placed under arrest
by Lt. Joe Lee and charged with
first degree misdemeanor making
false reports to Law Enforcement
Authorities pursuant to Florida
Statute 837.05. She was booked
into the Hendry County Jail.
According to Lt. Lee, the case is
still under investigation.
"The state will review the case
and charges will determine if the
charge was appropriate to the
severancgs of the prank," Lt. Lee
added.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at igonzalez@newszap.com.


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ventilated.
Once the area was cooled,
plant workers in a high-lift rig
were elevated to the top of the
chutes. Welders used a cutting
torch to cut a large hole in the
tops of the chutes. These holes
allowed the heat of the fire to fur-
ther vent and gave firefighters on
Quint 73 the ability to direct 1,000
gallons of water per minute into
the structures thereby bringing
the situation under control.
It was determined that weld-
ers using torches to dismantle
the chutes accidentally ignited the
sugar and its byproducts in one of
the chutes and that smoke carried
heat and product into the second
chute and the silo causing them to
ignite as well.
There were no injuries and no
significant property loss as the
facility was being dismantled af-
ter the company's relocation to a
newer facility. Plant workers pro-
vided invaluable information and
assistance in the safe and efficient
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The following movies are now
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Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June
15, through Thursday, June 21,
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 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre Ill "Surf's Up" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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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 9 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- fqr 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: 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- 21 cu ft, GE,
good condition, $200
(863)983-4940
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV. Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644
WASHER/DRYER GE 6 cy-
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.
(863)634-9736



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



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Prepare now and let us help.
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Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
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(863) 634-3159
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Gutters, Inc.
Professional
hInstallation of Slorm
Shutters & Seamless
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


FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'xl0' Country colors, Gar-
den path design. $150. Great
buy (863)674-0098


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


MENS 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


COOKIE MOSTER MEMORA-
BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc. $30.
mehddd2003@hotmail.com
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 for all
or will separate.
(863)763-5163


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
(863)357-0709
BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
(863)697-1486
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end this,
coffee tbl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
CRAFTMATIC BED, single
size, like new, $200.
863)763-3070 or
863)484-0267
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
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- White,
Glass door top, 2 door bot-
tom + 6 shelves. Great
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737
ROCKER CHAIR- New, Over
stuffed, Beige, Micro-fiber,
easy to clean. Wood rocker
base. $175. (863)674-0098
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



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: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $1200. or
best offer. (863)634-0164
HONDA SHADOW 1100 SPIR-
IT '98- Black, mint cond.
windshield, hard locking
bags, lots of chrome & ex-
tras, new tires & battery.
Must see!, $4495 neg.
(561)253-4299


LARGE SCOOTER, SpaceSaver
Plus, 2 new batteries, disas-
sembles for transport, like
new. $895 (863)357-8788
LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w'in'tick Exc cond.
Small -iw- i jiij New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.
(863)357-6997


CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
(863)347-0023
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30. (863)763-0625
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, L"L
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep.-(863)697-,9704
WELDIINJ BENDER ',ir 'l
f.I ot :. t F. .l n I :. r ni i
$450. (863)763-3451



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
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
BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
Males $50 Females $75
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2 males &
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
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
(863)697-8731
POODLE PUP, male & 1 Chi-
huahua Pup, female, great
temperaments, shots, $250
ea. (863)357-0037 Okee
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
ries, $160. (863)673-1062
YORKIE PUPPY (1): Male,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
He's ready to go! $800.
863-697-9865



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



SWING MACHINE, Singer,
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892


POOL TABLE, 8', with new felt,
You Haul! $500.
(863)634-2542
POOL TABLE, slate, full sz.,
needs recovered, all acces-
sories, $200.
(863)763-3070/484-0267


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Immediate Openings CNAs
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


,BOD & 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



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, 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
OHM GENERATOR- low hours,
runs good, $2500
(863)675-0340
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
WELDER- Miller Fullmatic
30A, aluminum school gun.
$350 .,:or best offer
*86i. 'J 1 . ..
WELDER,'MIIler, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754


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



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

Agriculture



Christmas 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 & 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


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
FILLY, Paso Fino, 7 mos. old,
up to date Coggins & shots,
$450 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee,
MOLASSES LICK WHEEL-
$250. or best offer
(863)763-7831
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



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey 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/zHRP 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150. 850-758-7103


RIDING MOWER, Murray,
13/2 hp, 40" cut. Used 5
times. Divorce forces sale.
$750. (863)634-5528
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
12.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882



BEAUTIFUL CANARY ISLAND
DATE PALMS, for sale,
5'-10' Reg. #47233654
(863)634-3300


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 945
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, lba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1/2 BA,
Appl., 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


OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243



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


BHR, 2br/2ba, Furn/Unfurn
$800/mo. + 1st & Sec. dep.
863-824-0981
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
9-3. 863-467-1717
IN TOWN, 3BR/2BA, Nice.
$900/mo. For details call
859-466-7972
KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec
(863)801-9163
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, Screen room.
Back patio. Over size lot on
Canal. $1100. mo. & 1st &
Last. (863)697-3163
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
tile throughout, good neigh-
borhood, $1200/mo.
(863)467-4971/634-1554
RENT TO OWN: 2br/1 ba,
Single family, corner lot,
completely remodeled. ..
Located at 3405 NW 2nd St.
Okeechobee. 239-707-5155
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 3/11/2, 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


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
Room w/ kitchen w/d piv.,
private entrance/exit, $550
per month in city. Okeecho-
bee (863)634-5912
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893


Real Estate I



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhguses Sale 1O15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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107 SW 17" S eechobee, FL
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. 53500
W all Hugger ................. 24000
Swivel Rocker ................ s27900
Small Recliner................ 512500
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... '425
Full Sleeper .................. S415
M ini Sleeper ................. 39900
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... s999' ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... $25000
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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



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresOrtrentals.coml


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2Ei'5
Mobile Home Parts 010C
Mobile Homes Rent '015
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.,
jk $900. mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
& 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba., $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. No Pets.
863-697-0214
PLATTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
le wide, 14'x80', on 6V/2 ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
TREASURE ISLAND, 1 & 2
bedrooms, No pets. $600.
mo. + Sec. dep. & 1st mo.
required. (863)824-2246



~ BANK REPO'S -
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.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.-RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories .3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs '035


'Boats 300


AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHIONS,
with covers, new, never
used, $250. (863)634-2542
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- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
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,
$650. (863)467-8038



BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
318, Good runner, Tires, A/C's
/Heat, Dinette, Fridge, toilet.
$2500. 772-332-1438
CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, Ir, dr,
elec. slide, awning, Ig. a/c,
full bath, exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692
CAMPER- 28' Outback, Sleeps
6, Everything works. Good
condition. $2500.
(863)763-2476
CAMPER TRAILER 28', a/c,
hwh, bath, stove, everything
works, no title, $400/best of-
fer. (863)674-1985
COLEMAN '92, Pop-up, in-
cludes stove, sink, awning,
very clean. $2500 or best of-
fer. (239)657-8372
GMC '79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out.
(863)612-5676


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


BANDIT 600 '97- low miles,
$2500 or best offer or trade
(863)532-1761
HONDA CB350 4 cyl., Excel-
lent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
rin:fa 7 [,3et .,,3]0
' bsil63diA,9- u- .i.rawas


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Counci Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items ol
consideration at this meeting are.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-004-SSA. The application is be-
ing submitted by Southeast Contractors and Engineers, Inc. on behalf of proper-
ty owners Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The application is to
change the Future Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) ar
property located at 1925 Southeast 9th Avenue, also known as the unplatted
lands of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Legal description: A parcel of land ly-
ing in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particular described as fol-
lows: Commencing at toe Northeast corner of Section 27, Township 37 South,
S ist, Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 10 feet 6
... ., along the North boundary line of said Section 27, a distance of
1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 49 feet 54 inches West, a distance of
910.25 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 18 degrees 00 feet 56 inches
East, a distance of 414.29 feet to the point of a curve to the left having a radius of
310.00 feet and a central angle of 160 degrees 33 feet 22 inches; thence South-
erly, Eastedy and Northerly along the arc a distance of 868.69 feet; thence North
01 degrees 25 feet 42 inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet; thence North 23 de-
grees 07 feet 02 inches West, a distance of 172.88 feet; thence South 66 degrees
52 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 216.00 feet; thence North 23 degrees 07
feet 02 inches West, a distance of 6.99 feet; thence South 66 degrees 52 feet 58
inches West, a distance of 515,63 feet to the point of beginning and is approxi-
mately 10.7 acres) and is consistent with Section 163.3187(1)(c)4., ES. The
proposed use is for multi-family dwellings. This item was deferred from the
March 15, 2007 meeting.
Conduct a Public Headring to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment.Alplication No. 07-009-SSA. The application is be-
ing submitted by Vikki Aaron, dr behalf of property owner Mauro ovar. The ap-
plication is to change the Futle Land Use from Single Family (SF) to Commercial
)C) for property located at 701 Northeast 3rd Street. Legal description: Lots 7 to
2 of Block 116, City of Ofteechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records 'of.Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately
1,032 acre(s). The propos0ause is for a commercial fish market.
Conduct a Public Hearing Ie Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-010-SSA. The application is be-
ing submitted by Brad Goodbread, on behalf of property owners) G4 Land & Cat-
tie, Co, and George A. Goodbread. The application is to change the Future Land
Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at
2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2,
Royal Oak Addition, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.650 acre(s). The proposed use of
the property is for a parking lot.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-003-R. The
application is being submitted by Southeast Contractors & Engineers, Inc., on be-
half of owners Donald McBryer and Marty and Lois Stevens. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family (RSF) to Residential
Multiple Family (RMF) for property located at 1925 Southeast 9th Avenue, also
known as the unplatted lands of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Legal descrip-
tion: A parcel of land lying in and comprising a portion of Section 27, Township
37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particu-
larly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Section 27,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida; thence North
89 degrees 10 feet 6 inches West, along the North boundary line of said Section
27, a distance of 1752.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 49 feet 54 inches West,
a distance of 910.25 feet to the point d beginning; thence South 18 degrees 00
feet 56 inches East, a distance of 414029 feet to the point of a curve to the left
having a radius of 310.00 feet and a central angle of 160 degrees 33 feet 22 inch-
es; thence Southerly, Easterly and Northerly along the arc a distance of 868.69
feet; thence North 01 degrees 25 feet 42 inches East, a distance of 427.78 feet;
thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 idthes West, a distance of 172.88 feet;
thence South 66 degrees 52 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 216.00 feet;
thence North 23 degrees 07 feet 02 inches West, a distance of 6.99 feet; thence
South 66 degrees 52 feet 58 inches West, a distance of 515.63 feet to the point
r,.,;.;, ,i is approximately 10.7 acre(s) and is consistent with Section
n FS. The proposed use is for multi-family dwellings. This peti-
S.. .. with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application 07-004-SSA, and was deferred from the March 15, 2007
meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-007-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property owner Mauro Tovar.
The petition is to change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family-
One (RSF-1) to Light Commercial (CLT) for property located at 701 Northeast 3rd
Street. Legal description: Lots 7 to 12 of Block 116, City of Okeechobee Subdi-
vision, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and is approximately 1.032 acress. This petition is associated
with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Applica-
tion- O7-009-SSA.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-008-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Steve Dobbs, on behalf of property owner InSIte Devel-
opment Group, LLC. The pe titon Is to change the zoning designation from
Residential Single Family (RSF) to Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for vacant
property located between Northwest 5th and 7th Avenues and Northwest 11th
and 13th Streets. Legal description: all of Blocks 11, 12, 21 and 22, City of
Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, and is approximately 11.29 acre(s).
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-009-R. The pet-
tion is being submitted by Brad Goodbread, on behalf of property owners) G4
Land & Cattle, Co, and George A. Goodbread. The petition is to change the zon-
ing designation from Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Light Commercial
(CLT) for property located at 2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description:
Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2, Royal Oak Addition, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
8, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.650
acress. This petition is associated with Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application 07-010-SSA.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE to reduce the required side set-
back from eight feet to zero feet, and reduce the required rear setback from ten
feet to zero feet within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District (ret. Code Book
Sec. 90-285(2)) submitted by John Raddatz on behalf of property owners, South-
east Milk, Inc. The subject property is located at 1005 West North Park Street.
Legal description: Lots 1 through 20, inclusive of Block 21, South West Addition
to Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida. Petition No. 07-00-V.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final
adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make
recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development
Regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the General Services Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
215781 ON 6/4,15/07


PUBLIC NOTICE
"The Heartland HOME Consortia here provides notice to execute a substantial
Amendment to the 2005-2010 Consolidated Plan for DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. In the One Year Action Plan, on
page 92, the Consortia plan to Rental Strategy 1 below:
Rental Strategy 1
Create 10 new affordable rental units through new construct,,., ri,-riii:,,, or
conversion, for families at or below 50% of the median ...... H,.ig for
homeless or special needs may be included in this goal.
Time Period 10 units to be completed by Fiscal Year 2006-2007
Resources HOME $200,000
Dther funding will be sought for leveraging.
The Rental Strategy funds of $200,000 will be applied to Homeownership
Strategy 1."
217238 ON 6/15/07_____________


MOTORCYCLE TRAILER for
a dirt bike, good condition,
$175 (561)253-4299
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mls. $15,000.
(863)227-0336



FOUR WHEELERS (2) Suzuki
and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153

HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
KYMCO MONGOOSE 50
SPORT ATV- 2 stroke, Air
cooled, Electric start w/kick
back-up $900. (863)673-0559
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
SOZOKI "RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
offer. (863)673-5663
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565

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Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070







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
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2900. (863)357-0037 Okee
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


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

BFSPE, LLC, a Delaware, Umited Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs,
HAWKS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, DAVE HALL,
MIXON LAND SURVEYING, INC.,
Defendants
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2007, and entered in Case NO:2006 CA 296 of the Circuit Court of the Nine-
teenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein BFSPE, LLC is the Plaintiff and HAWKS, LLC, and DAVE HALL are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the
25th day of June, 2007, the following described property asset forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
PARCEL A
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying In Setion 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 east, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Souliest comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, A distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence S 06-34-26 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 06-34-26 W, a dis-
tance of 188.66 feet Tne N 66-35-23 E, a distance of 432.91 feet; Thence N 56-35-44 E, a distance of 144.17 feet; Thence N 33-41-17 E, a distance of 166.80 feet;
IThence IN 63-19-14|W, a distance of 188.75 feet to the intersection with the arc of a curve, said curve being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 301.19 feet, a
central angle of 38 degrees, 45 minutes, 49 seconds, a chord bearing of S 46-03-41 W and a chord distance of 199.91 feet; Thence ISouthwesterly along the arc of said
curve, a distance of 203.77 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-26-35 W, a distance of 212.14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
25.00 feet and a central angle of 48 degrees, 11 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 21.03 feet to the point of reverse curva-
ture of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 65.00 feet and a central angle of 79 degrees, 19 minates, 14 seconds; Thence Southedy and Westerly along the arc of
said curve, a distance of 89.99 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 2.643 acres, more or less.
PARCEL B
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florinda. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the southwest comer of said Section 14, Thence N 00-51-55E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 | E, perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes,-23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 245.90 feet; Thence S 23-45-41W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of
-35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 22-17-31 W, a distance of 190.92 feet, Thence S 66-21-00 E, a distance of 973.53 feet to the beginning of a curve
to the left, said curve having a radius of 318.00 feet and a central angle of 47 degrees, 57 minutes, 40 seconds; Thence Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of
266.19 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 65-41-19 E, a distance of 414.14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 262.00 feet and a
central angle of 23 degrees, 20 mInutes, 33seconds; Thence Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 106.74 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-01-53 E, a
distance of 67.38 feet Thence N 01-06-36 W, a distance of 196.13 feet;
Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 52.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes,
52 seconds; Thence Westerly ant Southerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 116.31 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-33-30 W, a distance of 353.69 feet to
the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 426.82feet and a central angle, of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds;, Thence Westerly and Northerly
along the arc of said curve, a distlt of 359.08 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 859.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 7.780
acres, more or less. .
PARCEL C
DESCRIPTION
A Parcel of land lying in Section 4, township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particuladrly described as follows:
Commec at the Southwest corner of Section 4, Thence N00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicular to
Ihe preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 266.19
feet and central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 1105.25 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 391.82 feet and a
central angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Southtery and Easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 329.64 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
65-33-30E, a distance of 353.69 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees, 08 minutes, 52 sec-
ends; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the arc of .said curve, a distance of 131.67 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 53.23 feet; Thence
continue S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 19.05 feet; Thence S 00-42-22 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this de-
scription; Thence S 01-06-36 E, a distance of 198.75 feet; Thence N 89-53-41 E, a distance of 284.27 feet; Thence N 89-46-02 E, a distance of 585.26 feet; Thence N
13-48-15 W, a distance of 197.93 feet; Thence N 89-57-14 W, a distance of 501.33 feet, Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 324.84 feet to the point of beginning. Contain-
ing 3.783 acres, more or less.
PARCEL D
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to thetleft, said curve having a radius of 300.00feet and a central angle of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve, a dsance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 00-27-54 W, radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of begin-
ning; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 536.81 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.05 feet; Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 80.18 feet; Thence N
88-37-05 W, a distance of 173.03 feet; Thence S 14-08-31 E, a distance of 196.09 feet; Thence S 88-25-02 E, a distance of 144.78 feet; Thence N 83-36-04 E, a distance
of 95.10 feet; Thence S 88-09-08 E, a distance of 78.52 feet Thence S 72-20-53 I, a distance of 86.24 feet; Thence S 84-05-05 E, a distance of 95.02 feet; Thence S
89-59-59 E, a distance of 539.59 feet Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 188.13 feet to the Intersection with the arc of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a
radius of 265.00 feet, a central ange of 12 degrees, 40 minutes, 05 seconds, a chord bearing of N 83-12-04 W and a chord distance of 58.47 feet; Thence Westerly along the
arc of said curve, a distance of 58.59 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 4.685 acres, more or less..
PARCEL '
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence atthe Southeast corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet; Thence S 22-25-57 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence S 67-34-03 E, a distance of 117.55
feet; Thence S 23-11-37 W, a distance of 179.53 feet Thence N 67-26-20 W, a distance of 105.39 feet; Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 181.26 feet to the intersection
with the are of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet, a central angle of 04 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds, a chord bearing of S
70-03-04 E and a chord distance of 22.97 feet; Thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 22.97 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.506 acres,
more or less.
PARCEL
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Sections 3 and 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Flodda. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4,a distance of 1787,16 feet; Thence S 59-03-00 W, a distance
of 95.31 feet; Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, passing out of
said Section 4 and Into said Section 3, a distance of 141.15 feet Thence S 59-03-00 W, perpendicular to e preceding course, and passing out of said Section 3 and back
into said Section 4, a distance of 51.31 feet; Thence N 89-27-14 W, a distance of 162.99 feet; Thence N 00-46-42 W, a distance of 109.19 feet; Thence N 89-20-19 E, a
distance of 49.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 97.00 feet and a central angle of 30 degrees, 17 minutes, 19 seconds; Thence North-
easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 51.28 fet, Thence N 59-03-00 E, a distance of 43.42 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.500 acres, more or less.
PARCEL
DESCRIPTION.
A parcel of land lying In Sectaion 4, Townsp36 South, Rane 35 East, Okeecthllee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at th Snoutheast corer of eald Section 4, Thrice N 0-50-04 E long the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
along the arc of said curve, a distance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 535.51 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.16
feet; Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 81.19 feet; Thence N 88-37-05 W, a distance of 195.00 feet; Thence S 89-57-14W, a distance of 283.53 feet; Thence N 00-10-46
W, a distance of 408.90 feet;, Thence S 89-49-14 W, perpendicular to the preceding coarse, a distance of 20.00 feet, Thence N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the
point of beginning of this description; Thence continue N47-40-51 W, a distance of 192.64 feet, Thence N.59-42-41 E, a distance of 48.45 feet Thence N 77-22-19 E, a dis-
tance of 79.73 feet; Thence N 88-08-26 E, a distance of 180,60 feet; Thence S 79-59-12 E, a distance of 71.49 feet; Thence S 55-53-12 E, a distance of 47.04 feet; Thence
S 50-35-07 W, a distance of 213.94 feet to the Intersection with the arc of a non-tangent curve, said curve being concave to the South, having a radius of 65.00 feet, a central
angle of 98 degrees; 15 minutes, 58 seconds, a chord bearing of N 88-32-52 W and i ctord distance of 98.31 feet; Thence Northerly, Westerly and Southerly along the arc of
said curve, a distance of 1111.48 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.037 acres, more or less.
PARCEL H
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Settlon 4, Townshp 36 South, Range 35 East Okeechobee County, Florida. Belng more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet, Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feetto the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 315.61
feet and a central anle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Thence Westerly and Northerly along the area said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having Adlus of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees, 36 min-
utes, 55 seconds; Thence Northerly and Easterly along thearc of said curve, a distance of.418.36Jeet to 11 end of-saldcurva;. Thence N 9-33-34:E, distancee of 500:17
feet; Thence N 00-26-26 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this description; Thence N 01-33-50 W, a distance of
186.04 feet; Thence N 89-23-10 E, a distance of 350.88 feet [Thence S 01-11-06 E, a distance of 187.08 feet; Thence S 89-33-34 W, a distance of 349.67 feet to the point
of beginning. Containing 1.500 acres, more or less.
PARCEL I
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeecltbee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4,Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicu-
lar to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66'feet Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of
266.19 feet anid central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeastedy along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 315.61
feet and a central angle of 65 degrees, 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Thence westerly and Northerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 W, a distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said Curve having a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 15 degrees, 24 min-
utes, 07 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 71.11 feet Thence N 75-39-17 W along a line radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00
feet for the point of beginning of tis description; Thence continue N 75-39-17 W, a distance of 175.87 feet Thence N 19-59-32 E, a distance of 81.98 feet; Thence
29-28-18 E, a distance of 81.98 ftt Thence N 67-00-56 E, a distance of 200.34 feet Thence S 31-05-57 E, a distance of 102.72 feet to the intersection,
PARCEL J
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land lying In Section 3, TWnship 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechbee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest cornr Of said Section 3, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the West line of said Section 3, a distance of 1787.16 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, a dis-
tance of 69.00 feet; Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding etoerse, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, a dis-
lance ofa1.41.15 feet Thence N 59-03.00 E, perpendicular to the precedi course, a distance of 53.25 feet Thence N 89-19-34 E, a distance of 296,55 feet; Thence N
01-01-52 W, a distance of 117.39feet; Thence S 89-15-10 W, a distance of 368.23 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 27.00 feet and a
central angle of 30 degrees, 12 irtlintes, 10 seconds; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 14.23 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 59-03-00
W, a distance of 36.08 feet to the point of beginning; Containing 1.060 acres, more or less. With the arc of a non-tangent curve (radial line through said intersection bears N
31-05-57 W), said curve being concave to the Southeast having a radius of 299.53 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees, 33 minutes, 20 seconds; Thence Westedy and
Southerly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 232.92 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.008 acres, more or less.
4NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at Okeechebee, Okeechobee County, Florida this 10th day of May, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida


BY/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Cler


1401 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 206
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: (954462-7806
215647 0N.06/(8,15/" 7.


TOYOTA CiOLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As I1. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942



CHEVY S10 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


CLUB CAR, windshield, lights,
roof, new batteries, good
condition, '$550.
772-332-1438,


CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883 :
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)457-9709
HOOD: Fits 80s 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
Tiany mist parts $150.
*23WM64100-. '*-." -


PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS,
from Banks, (1) '04 Dodge
diesel, (1) '05 Ford diesel,
$700. (239)895-3269
RANCH HAND GRILL BUMP-
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
.Trucks.. Pd.. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
REAR AXLE- For Che P/U
Truck. complete. $200. or
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES (4) 265/35/22 $100.
(863)236-0195
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.
j863)467-9709


CHEVY PICKUP, '68, 350
eng., 3 spd. transmission,
$2,000 or best offer.
(863)763-5702
CHEVY 810 XTREME- '99,
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, NC, Cruise,
$6900. Neg(863)3547-.


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
DODGE RAM '01, 4X4, SWB,
V8, auto., full tower, cold
a/c, c/c. $4800
(863)697-3074
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs-work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs greatly $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
FORD F150 '96, XLT, 5.0L,
4x4, auto., mint. $6500 or
best offer. (863)234-2466
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
plate, 1-58" & 1-62", good
shape, $100 for both or will
sell sep (863)675-8760
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Nty rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
ood $3200. Non Neg.
7-8531 "'.


JEEP CHEROKEE '91, not
running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269


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


CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79-
1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564
DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tfit; New brakes. Never .hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
1900. (863)885-1929.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451
FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235
FORD WINOSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444


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


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12 Okeechobee News, Friday, June 15, 2007


A/C, 112" Wheel
Base, 4380 GEVWR,
Stereo & More!
Stk. #71143


A/C, Alloys,
2.0 OOHE, CO and
More! Stk. #7546


A/C, Stereo/CO,
Power Group
and More!
Stk. #7944


$12y449,


$129725


S15,999


NEW 2008 sI 1. I


Full Power, Alloys,
CO, Side Airbags,
Cruise and More!
Stk. #8051


$1 B,239


NEW 2007

PIijEi HUNDREDI


AM/FM/CE
Premium, 3.0 V5,
CVT Transmission,
Int. Conv. Pkg. &
More! Stk. #7551


$18,495


NEW 2007 I


AUTOMATIC, Sport
Appearance Pkg..
Full Power, ECO
and More!
Stk. #72B2


5.4 VB, AUTO,
3.73 Ltd., XL
Oecor, A/C, 12.5K
4 Hitch and More!
Stk. #7084


120 Equipment
Group with
Cross Bars,
Stk. #7913


NEW 2007

.'Ir E IT N
XLTj


Comfort Group,
Conv. Group, HO
Trailer Tow, Tech
Pkg., 3rd Seat,
Sirius, Rear DV
and More!
Stk. #71041


s18,588


$18,999


*~,858


$30,195


SI IYiMNMV C


'03 BUICK
CENTURY CUSTOMi
Light Snd Cloth 5, ,001 Mi.
$8,995

'06 FORD
MUSTANG
Vb, Auto. Full Puvr. 1. 200 M..
$18,495

'07 FORD
MUSTANG CONV'.
V6, Aito.. LihM. .2 to (hoC S e
$23,995


'05 HONDA
CIVIC DX
2 Dr. 5 Spd. Alloy -.2,900 Mi.
$11,995

'04 CHEVY
1500 EXT. CAB
J>." '..3 V8. Auto.. Dogskn- lTarI
$18,995

'05 MERCEDES
C-230 KOMPRESSOR
Wit. Mnri ., Dr., 39 -00 MFl s
$23,995


'04 HONDA
CIVIC LX
4 Dr., Auto., CD, 36,300 Miles
$13,395

'04 JEEP WRANGLER
RUBICON 4\4
5 Spd. Alloy, A'C 25 8300 Mi.
$19,995

'07 FORD
MUSTANG GT
Charcoal, Lthr., 5 Spd., 7K MilesI
$28,495
m'nSwSEA ,S-


'03 JAGUAR
2.5 X-TYPE
4 DU. Lin. Mnif. 23 900 Mi.1
$15,995

06 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB
HEMI 20 Cnrome:. 21 f00 MN.
$21,995

'07 CHEVY 1500 LT
CREW CAB 4X2
Blue, Hew Body Style 6 300 Mi.
$26,995


'04 1OYOTA
CAMRY SE
V6 S.h r Mmnf.. 53 400 Miles
$16,495

'06 JEEP
WRANGLER X
4X4 BIk. Auto. A'C Allovs CD
$22,395

'07 HUMMER
H3
4X4, Blue, 2,700 Original Miles
$32,995


'03 DODGE '05 HONDA
RAM 2500 SLT ELEMENT LX
-X.. Crew Cab, HEMi Gray Silver Auto. 18.500 Miles
$17,995 $17,995

'05 TOYOTA '03 FORD
TACOMA DBL. CAB THUNDERBIRD
V6. Auto., Silver 43 700 Miles Hard Top Red I Owner
$23,000 $23,795

'06 FORD '08 FORD F-450
MUSTANG GT CREW CAB 4X4
ROUSH Stage 2, 5 Spd., 4K Miles King Ranch, 6.4 Diesel, 2 600 Mi.
$34,000 $54,395


SUNRISE F RD

"Over 75 Years Of Value ~ From Our Family To Yours."

www.sunrise-ford.com

5435 U.S. 1 South, Fort Pierce 1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000 Stuart 283-6806 Vero Beach 567-8480
CALL TOLL FREE OUTSIDE ST. LUCIE COUNTY 877-251-FORD (3673)


' OKEECHOBEE RD.

MIDWAY RD.
Sunrise
Ford
ST. LUCIE WEST____r
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Prices as shown do not include tax, tag, license, and $289 dealer fee. Vehicles priced after all rebates applied. Ranger, F-150, Econoline priced after commercial account rebate. Company liability insurance certification required.
Special APR financing is in lieu of rebate and will affect sale prices by applicable rebate amount. Not all buyers will qualify for lowest rate. Terms vary by model. Vehicles shown approximate likeness to in-stock inventory.
All vehicles subject to previous sale and quantities are limited. See dealer for more details. Prices were accurate at time of printing and are subject to change due to incentives at time of sale.


NEW 2007








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- Box, A/C, Stereo.,
Power Steering 14 5
& Brakes,
Stk. #7152


NEW 2007


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