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Vol. 98 No. 171 Wednesday, June 20, 2007 500 Plus tax


Briefs

Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okeechobee
County has been lifted. For
information call (863) 763-
5544.

Glades County
burn ban not lifted
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 Ill 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 water-
ing.
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 Flor-
ida Water Management web-
site 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 (SFW-
MD) 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 bot-
tom of the lock chamber to
become a navigation hazard.
Also, the lakeward approach
to the navigation lock has
become shallow enough that
boaters may have difficulty
navigating safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260.

Drought Index
Current: 379
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 12.22 feet


Alvarez trial under wa


Teen is accused
of shooting couple,
then burning bodies
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As James Tenney walked
away from the witness stand and
past the defense table Tuesday af-
ternoon, he glared at the accused
killer of his son Curtis. The defen-
dant, Mark Anthony Alvarez, did
not look at him.
The first-degree murder trial
for Alvarez, now 18, began Tues-
day afternoon with the state be-
ginning to lay out its case with
expert witnesses that included


an Okeechobe County Sheriff's
Office crime
scene techni-
cian, an investi-
gator from the
state fire mar-
shal's office t
and a chemist 4S
from the fire -
marshal's labo- '
ratory. Mark
Alvarez is Alvarez
charged with
two counts of first-degree mur-
der and one count of arson in
the Jan. 8, 2006, deaths of Curtis
Wayne Lindon Tenney, then 18,
and Elizabeth Ann Johnson, then
19.
According to Assistant State
Attorney Ashley Albright in his


opening statement to the jury,
Curtis and Miss Johnson were
both shot in the head and then
were burned beyond recogni-
tion in Ms. Johnson's 2004 Ford
Mustang convertible. The bodies
were so badly burnt that their sex
or race could not be determined
except by dental records. ,
It took the Medical Examiner's
Office six days to identify the bod-
ies.
Defense attorney Robert Udell
did not present an opening state-
ment, but will do so when he is
ready to present his case.
In his opening statement, Mr.
Albright described the deaths of
Curtis and Miss Johnson as an
"execution" and, when inter-


viewed by OCSO Detective T. J.
Brock, Alvarez could not verbally
say what he allegedly did.
"He couldn't say it, he had to
write it down," said Mr. Albright
as he held up the alleged written
confession of Alvarez in his right
hand so the jury could see it.
Mr. Albright told the jury that
Miss Johnson had just bought a
new singlewide mobile home
and that Curtis spent a great deal
of time in the home with his girl-
friend.
The events of that evening
began when James Tenney went
to the green and white mobile
home belonging to his son's girl-
friend to ask Curtis to help him
find his younger brother, Jeff.


*By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The U.S. Drought Monitor
has South Florida rated from
"moderate drought" to "ex-
treme drought". Last year was
the third driest on record for
the entire state. As the drought
continued into 2007, Lake
Okeechobee -hit a record low
of 8.89 feet on May 31.
The effects of the continu-
ing drought in Florida are
widespread. Water restric-
tions are in place across the
region. Pastures are not grow-
ing. Large animal owners have
been forced to supplement
their animals' feed with greater
amounts of hay to make up for
the dormant pastures. Unfortu-
nately, droughts in the Midwest
have already affected the pro-
duction of hay nationwide and
it is almost impossible to buy
common coastal hay locally,
forcing owners to scramble to
find alternative food sources
for their stock.
Even if farmers begin to
bale hay, the majority of it is al-
ready spoken for. So, local feed
stores do not see any relief in
sight.
The drought is also affect-
ing fish and wildlife. Accord-
ing to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) officials, there are both


Many different types of wildlife have been affected by the
drought. Animals that usually stay clear of humans are
coming closer to civilization looking for food and water.
This little rabbit was rescued by a good-hearted human
after being separated from its mother.


positive and negative effects
for the state's wildlife during
this crisis.
"Short-term droughts prob-
ably are more beneficial to
freshwater fish and their habi-
tat than they are harmful," said
Fred Cross, regional freshwater
fisheries biologist in the FWC's
regional office in Panama City.
"The drought exposes lake


bottoms and dries up the muck
that has accumulated. Desir-
able vegetation expands into
deepwater portions of lakes
and rivers, and seeds germi-
nate on exposed lake bottoms..
The downside to this is that in-
vasive and exotic plants like hy-
drilla will also make their way

See Drought Page 2


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Around 8 p.m. the father d son
began searching Okeechobee for
Jeff, then 14. They searched for
approximately 45 minutes then
James Tenney took Curtis back to
Miss Johnson's mobile home.
While on the witness stand,
James Tenney testified that prior
to letting his son off at the mobile
home located adjacent to the
Post Office, Curtis told him that
he was going to meet Mark and
get his Playstation game back.
The Mark he was referring to was
Alvarez.
"That was the last time Curtis
and Elizabeth were ever heard
from again," Mr. Albright told the
See Trial Page 2


New lake




regulation



schedule set


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is some relief in sight
for those who have been com-
plaining of large releases of
lake water to the estuaries.
The U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers (COE) recently an-
nounced that a new regulation
schedule for Lake Okeechobee
will soon go into effect that
addresses this problem.
Because the present sched-
ule, known as WSE, is not suit-
ed to handle persistent high
lake levels like we have had
in recent years and because of
seepage problems in the Her-
bert Hoover Dike, a studywas


initiated last year to revise the
regulation schedule.
According to Pete Milam,
COE project manager, under
the new schedule the lake
will be managed a foot lower.
The extreme ranges under the
WSE are 9.4 feet to 18.5 feet.
Under the proposed schedule
the extremes will between 8.7
feet and 17.3 feet.
Mr. Milam said one of the
goals of the new schedule was
a healthier lake. Lower lake
levels are better for the envi-
ronment. He said there was
also concern in recent .years
about the safety of the Herbert
See Schedule Page 2


Three men are



charged in theft


of tires, rims


By Eric Kopp
'Okeechobee News
Three men were arrested by
a local detective for their alleged
involvement with the theft and
subsequent sale of items from a
parked vehicle.
Charged in the case were
Daniel Brege, 19, N.W. Sixth
St., Okeechobee; Allen Tedford,
19, N.W Sixth St., Okeechobee;
and Elmer Paul Leitner, 18, An-
drea Lane.


Brege and Tedford were
both changed with the felonies of
dealing in stolen property, grand
theft and the misdemeanor of
resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer without violence. Their
bonds were set at $5,500 each.
Leitner was charged with the
misdemeanor of obstructing
law enforcement. His bond was
set at $500.
Detective M.D. Faulkner of
See Theft Page 2


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


Index -
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Com ics ................................ 13
Community Events.,.................. 4
Crossword........................... 13
O bituaries ......................:........... 3
O pinion ................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ ..... 4
S p o rts ........................................ 5
TV ....................................... 15
W eather.................................. 2

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Rotarians support


local cowgirls


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Rotarians met
at their weekly luncheon at
the Golden Corral where they
heard from local middle school
students Lexis Paden and Gabri-
elle Cardin, who will be on their
way to the Wrangler Junior High
National Championships in Gal-
lup, New Mexico, in July.
Both Ms. Paden and Ms. Car-
din have placed in the top four
in the state competition for their
individual events, which quali-
fied them to compete in the
national event where middle
school students from 44 states,
Canadian provinces and Austra-
lia will compete.
Ms. Paden will be competing
in the girls' breakaway roping
and Ms. Cardin will be compet-


ing in pole bending.
Ms. Paden and Ms. Cardin
have worked very hard for the
last three years preparing them-
selves for this competition.
Ms. Paden competed last year
and came in eighth in the na-
tion in girls' breakaway roping.
Ms. Cardin will be competing at
nationals for the first time this
year.
In order to qualify for the
national event, the girls had to
compete in rodeos throughout
the year to accumulate enough
points to qualify for the trip
to New Mexico. This will be a
4,000 mile round-trip where
they have to provide their own
funding for transportation for
themselves and their horses.
See Rotarians Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee Rotarian president-elect Terry Burroughs (left) and president Chad Rocks
(right) showed their support to local middle school students Gabrielle Cardin (second from
left) and Lexis Paden (third from left) by presenting them with a check for $500 to assist
them in their journey to the Wrangler Junior High National Championships in New Mexico
beginning on July 1 and running through July 7.


S:. Stressful for wildlife and people


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Alligators are on the move in search of water as the drought continues. According to
FWC personnel, they have not become more aggressive. They are simply looking for
food and water.

Effects of drought widespread,


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 20, 2007,


Local man charged with battery on deputy News Briefs


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail after he allegedly
struggled with and pushed an
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) deputy.
Lionel Jones, 33, S.W. 21PI St.,
was charged with the felonies of
resisting arrest with violence and
battery on a law enforcement of-
ficer, and the misdemeanor of re-


sisting arrest without violence. His
bond was set at
$4,500.
An arrest re-
port by Deputy f
Justin Akins in-
dicates that he ..---
stopped a fe-
male motorist
for speeding at "
the intersection of Lionel
N.E.18'" Avenue Jones
and S.R. 70 E.
around 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 17.


As he was speaking with the wom-
an a gray Dodge pickup pulled in
front of the stopped vehicle.
The driver of the pickup, Jones,
then began to walk toward the
woman's car. The woman, stated
Deputy Akins, was Jones' girl-
friend.
Despite being told to return to
his truck, Jones reportedly contin-
ued walking toward the woman's
car.
Deputy Akins states in his arrest
report that he told the man several


times that he had to go back to his
vehicle but the man ignored him.
At one point, wrote the deputy,
Jones said he could not be made
to leave.
The deputy then decided to
place Jones under arrest, but the
man pulled away and pushed the
deputy. The two men then began
to scuffle. After several attempts
Deputy Akins was finally able to
handcuff Jones, states the OCSO
report.


Local man is charged with hitting deputy


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
booked into the
Okeechobee
County Jail on
felony charges
after he was -
stopped for -
speeding by a -
deputy from the
Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Joey
Office (OCSO). Harris
Joey Lee
Harris, 23, N.E. 31'1 Terrace, was
arrested Sunday, June 17, on
felony charges of battery on a


Schedule
Continued From Page 1
Hoover Dike. Therefore, the de-
cision was made to maintain the
lake at a lower level.
The new system will allow
water mangers to discharge
smaller amounts of water more
often to the estuaries. Discharg-
es will be made earlier than un-
der the present system and in
smaller amounts. This will help
the salinity level. Mr. Milan said
the Caloosahatchee River needs
small releases of fresh water in
dry times to maintain salinity
levels.
One of the complaints against


Trial
Continued From Page 1
jury.
The state's first witness was
Steven Castillo, 19. While Mr. Cas-
tillo used to live in Okeechobee,
he currently lives in Tampa.
Through questioning, Mr. Al-
bright established that although
Curtis and Mr. Castillo were friends
he -- along with Junior Alvarez,
the younger brother of Mark, and
Samuel Medrano -- had argued
while they were all riding around
together in the Four Seasons area
in Mr. Castillo's car.
"The argument started when
Curtis said his pot (marijuana)
was better than what they have
in Okeechobee," testified Mr. Cas-
tillo.
He went on to tell Mr. Albright
that the other passengers in the
car tried to get Curtis to fight "be-
cause of what he said."
Because of the argument, Cur-
tis got out of the car and began to
walk the estimated 1 mile to his'


Drought
Continued From Page 1
into the deeper water. Droughts
also provide the opportunity to
use prescribed burning to reduce
vegetation in the wetlands, cre-
ating open water habitat which
helps water quality and reduces
the potential for wildfires," stated
Mr. Cross.
"Droughts can increase the
effectiveness of planned habi-
tat enhancement projects," said
Dale Jones, section leader for
the FWC's Division of Freshwater
Fisheries Management.
On the downside, droughts
can reduce the aquifer level, al-
lowing sink holes to form and
drain lakes. Salinity intrusion
may stress fish. Low water levels


Rotarians
Continued From Page 1
Each contestant will have two
runs each, with the top 20 moving
on to the championship round.
The championship round will be
televised on RFDTV as part of the
"20X Rodeo High" telecast series.
Dates for the broadcast will be re-
leased at a later date.
Their mothers, Missies Paden
and Dina Cardin, were both pres-
ent at the rotary meeting. They ex-
pressed their pride in all the hard
work that the girls have put into
reaching this level of rodeo com-
petition. Both girls currently have
a 3.4 grade point average in school
and work diligently with their
horses to take care of them and
practice with them to keep them
in optimal shape.
Mrs. Cardin and Mrs. Paden
stated that their girls will be going
up against people at this national
event who have purchased horses


law enforcement officer, resist-
ing a law enforcement officer
with violence and possession
of a controlled substance with-
out a prescription. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of possession of drug parapher-
nalia. His bond was set at $5,500,
according to jail records.
An arrest report by Deputy
Wayne Douglas indicates that
he, along with Lieutenant Les-
ter Yeates, stopped a 2007 silver
Dodge pickup truck around 1:30
a.m. at the intersection of N.E.
Third Street and N.E. 171h Av-
enue that was driving at a high
rate of speed.
As Harris was getting out of


WSE has been that too much ex-
cess water is sent east and west
to the estuaries.
Under WSE the lake would
reach a higher level before wa-
ter was released and more water
was released to the estuaries. "
However, in extremely wet
years it might still be necessary
to dump excess water into the
estuaries.
The problem was to balance
the need for lower lake levels
while maintaining water sup-
plies.
"The WSE did not give us
the flexibility to make the right
management decision when
water levels were too high," said


home.
But, testified Mr. Castillo, noth-
ing else happened.
From the witness stand, Jose
Luiis Santibanez testified that on
the hight of Jan. 8 he was watch-
ing television in his Four Seasons
home on N.E. 64th Ave. when he
heard what he thought was a car
door shut. He went outside and
heard the long steady sound of a
car horn. Then, he saw what he
thought was a fire. He drove to the
area and saw a car burning.
"The whole car was on fire,"
he testified.
He then called 9-1-1.
OCSO Deputy Susan Morrison
was in the area and responded.
She arrived to the scene on N.E.
S11h Street at 9:47 p.m.
When the flames were ex-
tinguished by the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department,
the deputy made note that the car
was a convertible. She then saw
the two bodies -- one in the driv-
er's seat and the other in the pas-
senger seat. Both had been shot in
the head.


can trap fish, resulting in fish kills
from low dissolved oxygen.
As the water levels drop, boat-
ers should exercise extreme cau-
tion to prevent striking underwa-
ter objects or even the bottom.
Many boat ramps are not usable
due to falling water levels. The
ramps are actually out of the wa-
ter and steep drop-offs and the
.end of the ramps can damage
boats and trailers.
Wildlife are suffering .from the
lack of water.
"Droughts can be stressful on
most aquatic wildlife, including
alligators," stated Allan Wood-
ward, research administrator at
the FWC's Gainesville Wildlife
Research Lab.
Even though .the water re-
cedes, alligators do fairly well
because of the fish, turtles and
birds that become trapped in dry


costing $75,000. The horses that
their girls have were handed down
to them from family members.
One of the horses was previously
a cow horse that was trained to
compete in the pole bending com-
petition.
According to them, it is train-
ing that makes a horse, but if you
don't take care of the animal, it is
not going to go anywhere in the
rodeo business. The young cow-
girls are scheduled to leave for
New Mexico on Tuesday, June 26,
in order to be able to take their
time making the trip to allow the
horses to acclimate themselves to
the new climate and altitude.
Daily results of the competition
can be visited at www.nhsra.org
during the competition.
Donations can be made to help
them in their quest by contacting
Missies Paden at (863) 634-7825 or
Dina Cardin at (863)634-0442.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Shauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


his truck, Deputy Douglas stated
in his report that he saw two pill
bottles in a pocket located on
the driver's side door. While one
bottle was not labled, the lable
on the other bottle indicated it
was issued to someone other
than Harris.
One bottle contained just
over 20 yellow pills -- stamped R
or P 039 -- while the other bottle
contained 65 blue round pills
that were stamped A 215, stated
the report. Deputy Douglas did
not identify the name of the pills
in his report.
Another OCSO unit was called
to take Harris to the .county jail.
Deputy Roy Gilchrist arrived and


Colonel Paul Grosskruger, com-
mander of the Jacksonville Dis-
trict of COE in a press release.
"To achieve lower lake water
levels, we had to regularly de-
viate from the approved WSE
schedule. The decision paths
provided in a new, approved
regulation schedule should en-
able us to make decisions to bet-
ter manage water levels in and
discharges from the lake. That
is why we developed the new
schedule."
The proposed schedule is
designed to be an interim sched-
ule. Mr. Milam said the schedule
will be in place only until 2010.
By that time, plans call for more


OCSO Crime Scene Technician
Kathleen Watson testified that
the fire had destroyed all forensic
evidence such as blood, hair or
fibers. And even though the two
teens had been shot, no spent bul-
let casings were found in the area.
She said she even used a metal
detector. Because no casings were
found this indicated to her that ei-
ther someone had picked up the
casings, or the killer had used a
revolver.
Mr. Albright had stated earlier
in his opening statement that Al-
varez had borrowed a .38 caliber
revolver and some ammunition
from an Okeechobee man. Alva-
rez later returned the gun, but no
ammunition, said Mr. Albright.
Gary Rood, an investigator with
the state fire marshal's office, was
summoned ,to the crime scene
and determined that the car fire
began in the area of the transmis-
sion hump -- between the driver
and passenger seats. He also testi-
fied that there was no explosion.
A K-9 from the fire marshal's
office was used to ascertain if an


areas. But, there is also the threat
of increased cannibalism.
"Under prolonged droughts,
such as the one we are now
experiencing, alligators may be
forced to move in search of water.
Traveling over dry land can cause
increased mortality from motor
vehicles, as well as dehydration.
Smaller alligators may fall prey to
predators during these searches
for water," said Woodward.
Increased movement results
in an increase in nuisance alliga-
tor complaints.
"We have found that there
is no increase in the number
of attacks on humans during
droughts," stated Woodward.
"When moving over dry land, al-
ligators are awkward and out of
their element. They merely want
to find water, which provides
them with security and food."


Theft
Continued From Page 1
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) indicated in his ar-
rest report that Brege and Tedford
were arrested for their alleged in-
volvment in the June 12 theft of
tires, rims and a toolbox from a
1993 Dodge pickup truck that was
parked on N.W Sixth St. His report
states they took the tires and rims
to someone who removed the tires
and kept them. They then took the
rims and tool box to a recycling
center and sold them for cash.
Except for the tires, all the prop-
erty has been recovered, stated De-
tective Faulkner's report.
After speaking with the owner
of the recycling business, the detec-
tive indicated in his report that the
man did not know the items were
stolen. The owner also provided a
receipt indicating that he had paid
Brege for the wheels. He also pro-
duced a second receipt indicating


as he and Lt. Yeates tried to put
Harris in the back of Deputy
Gilchrist's car the man report-
edly began to struggle. At one
point during the struggle Harris
hit Deput Gilchrist in the arm
with his closed fist, continued
the report.
Harris was finally taken to
the ground and sprayed with
pepper spray in the face. At this
point, he quit struggling, said
the deputy's report.
Deputy Douglas indicted in
his report that there was a 16-
year-old female with Harris. She
was not arrested and was turned
over to a family member.


water storage areas to the south.
Then the schedule can be re-
vised to allow for some excess
water to be sent south of the
lake, relieving the pressure on
the estuaries.
There will be four regional
public meetings before the
plan is put into place. One of
those meetings will be held in
Okeechobee.
Allowing for the required
amount of time for public review,
the revised schedule should be
in place by November.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


accelerant had been used to start
the fire. Mr. Rood testified that the
K-9 alerted to the transmission
hump. He then took a sample
from the hump area, as well as a
sample from the front passenger
seat and a sample of debris. These
samples were then sent to the fire
marshal's lab near Tallahassee.
Perry MichaelAouffifef, achem-
ist at that lab, testified that when
tested the debris sample and the
sample from the passenger seat
showed no presence of an accel-
erant. However, the sample taken
from the transmission hump indi-
cated the presence of gasoline.
Mr. Udell chose not to cross
examine any of Tuesday's wit-
nesses.
Alvarez, who was 17 at the
time of his arrest on April 4, 2006,
cannot face the death penalty if
convicted of killing Curtis Tenney
and Miss Johnson.
"It cannot be a death penalty
case because he was not 18 at the
time of the alleged crime," said Mr.
Albright in an interview shortly af-
ter the arrest of Alvarez.


Hunters are already being
warned of smaller and fewer
yearling deer this fall due to the
droughts.
"This drought has made life
more difficult on these fawns and
their mothers that need extra wa-
.ter in their diets while nursing,"
said Scott Johns, district biologist
from the FWC's Olustee Field
Office. "The tips and shoots of
growing plants are a large part of
deer diets during the spring and
summer. This is a favorite deer
food, and without the protein
from these plants, fawn growth
will be delayed and even antler
development in bucks could be
stunted this year."
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National forecast
Forecast highs for Wednesday, June 20


Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloud


Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered afternoon,
showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s. The,
wind will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is
50 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms in the evening and after midnight. Lows will be
around 70. The wind will be from the southwest around 5 mph. The
chance of rain is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with isolated showers and thunderstorms-
through late morning then numerous afternoon showers and thun-.
derstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the.,
southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
Thursday night: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered evening-
showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s. The"
chance of rain is 30 percent.

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Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE -- Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups,,
church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000,
through any legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chap-'
ter.
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on!
raising $25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end'
of June. The funds will be used to support Red Cross services in'
Okeechobee County such as disaster relief, assistance for fire vic-,
tims, emergency military communications, first aid, CPR training'
and disaster preparedness for the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000W
for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch'
manager, at (863) 763-2488.

Health Dept. offers tobacco program
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee County Health Department,
(OCHD) is offering a Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
for the community.
The purpose of the program is to reduce adult and youth tobac-,
co use, and provide tobacco resources to residents, businesses and
community organizations in the county.
Freedom from smoking classes will be held every Tuesday at the
Okeechobee County Health auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., from.
5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 462-5781.

Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE -- A special benefit account has been established
at Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Longen)>
Vandermolen to help defray medical costs.

Support group forming
OKEECHOBEE -- Depending 'on Christ is a new support group-
forming for women suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772) 597-0463.

Local court cases now online
OKEECHOBEE -- Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk
of circuit court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now
offers Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a,
variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index
and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court
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Today's Weather








Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3


MSFH 'blowing' through wind inspections


Tallahassee More than one
month ahead of schedule, Florida
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
y announces that the My Safe
Florida Home (MSFH) program
has "blown" through its waiting
list and urged more Florida ho-
meowners to take advantage of
the valuable service through the
program. Since the program re-
sumed offering inspections in late
April, more than 50,000 Floridians
who were on the program's wait-
ing list from the pilot phase have
received free wind inspections.
After the program got off to
a slow start in 2006, CFO Sink
streamlined the program to pro-
vide better service to more Florid-
ians. New applicants can apply
at the MSFH program's Web site
at www.MySafeFloridaHome.
com or over the program's toll-
free helpline at 1-866-513-MSFH
(6734). With a free wind inspec-
tion from the MSFH program, Flo-


ridians can learn how safe their
homes are, what they can do to
strengthen their homes against
hurricanes and if they are eligible
for savings on their hurricane in-
surance premiums. Homeown-
ers who receive an inspection
through MSFH program may be
eligible for matching grants up
to $5,000 to help harden their
homes.
As a businesswoman, I want-
ed the My Safe Florida Home
program to serve Floridians more
efficiently and provide the critical
information homeowners need-
ed to harden their homes," said
CFO Sink, who leads the Depart-
ment of Financial Services. "We
are well on our way to informing
Florida families about ways to
harden their homes and helping
them save money on their insur-
ance premiums."
Any Floridians who live in a
single-family site-built home is


eligible for a free wind inspection
through the program. Homeown-
ers who receive free wind inspec-
tions through the MSFH program
will receive a detailed inspection
report, complete with eligibility
information on matching grants
and estimated insurance premi-
um discounts, if the homeowner
is eligible.
In order to be eligible for the
program's matching grant reim-
bursement of up to $5,000, hom-
eowners who sign up now must
meet the following requirements
under a new law; have received
a completed wind inspection
report after May 1, 2007; live in
a single family, site-built home,
built before May 1, 2002; have a
valid homestead exemption; in-
sured for a value of $300,000 or
less; and be located in the wind-
borne debris region.
CFO Sink led the Florida Cabi-
net, last week, to require insur-


ance companies for the next 90
days to recognize the MSFH wind
inspection reports as sufficient ev-
idence for homeowners to access
insurance premium discounts, if
eligible.
Previously, participating hom-
eowners were required by insur-
ance companies to hire a wind
inspector or other licensed profes-
sional to fill out a separate form to
access insurance discounts, often
at great cost to the consumer.
After 90 days, future inspections
with the MSFH will include a cer-
tified Uniform Mitigation Form for
Florida homeowners who are eli-
gible for discounts on their insur-
ance premiums.
Since April 2007, the MSFH
program has awarded more than
5,600 grants to homeowners to
harden their homes. Nearly 250
homeowners have completed
improvements recommended in
their inspection reports for a total


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Jail & Bail fundraiser
Kelly Albert Harrell was arrested by Corporal Keith Strip-
ling, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff Officers, on June 14
at Seacoast National Bank. Ms. Harrell volunteered to be a
Hero for the American Red Cross campaign. She raised over
$1,000 for her three hours spent in the mock jail. All dona-
tions made to Ms. Harrell's adventure will go directly to the
Red Cross and funds will remain in Okeechobee County!


Obituaries


Rachel Southerland
Rachel Southerland, 70, of
Okeechobee, died June 18,
2007 at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs.
Southerland was born Sept. 13,
1936 in Smithfield, W. Va.
She came to Okeechobee
from Homosassa Springs in 1995.
She attended the Church of God.
Mr. Southerland is survived by
her husband, Clifford M. South-
erland of Okeechobee; and,
three stepsons, Tom Alwin of
Williston, Timothy Alwin of In-
verness, and Wayne Matheny of
Knoxville, Tenn.
No services will be held.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are en-
trusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. Second
Street, Okeechobee.

Davie Mlarie Vaughn
Davie "Mimi" Marie Vaughn,
86, died May 28, 2007 at Rauler-
son Hospital. She was born in 7-
Mile Ford, Va. on May 27, 1921.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Thomas "Jake"
James Vaughn; two sisters; and,
one brother.
Survivors include sons, Ken-
neth (Waneta) Vaughn, of Jupi-
ter and James (Jimmy) Vaughn
of Freeport; daughter, Barbara
Miller of Port St. Lucie; niece, Kit-
ty Johnson of Orange City; sister-
in-law, Doris Vaughn of Valdosta,
Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and. 17
great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held June 23, 2007 at 1 p.m.
at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church. Friends and family are
invited, reception following.

Haru Ishazaka Anglin
Haru (Joyce) Ishazaka Ang-
lin, 76, of Okeechobee, died at
her residence on Monday, June
18, 2007. Born in Hiroshima,
Japan, she has been a resident
of Okeechobee for the last two
years. Mrs. Anglin was a mem-
ber of the Jehovah Witnesses
and enjoyed knitting, crocheting,
and gardening.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Alvin W. Anglin.
Mrs. Anglin is survived by
her daughter, Jackie (William,
Sr.) Hargis of Okeechobee; five
grandsons, Michael S. Hysell of
West Virginia, Jeffery L. Benson
of West Virginia, Robert E. Ben-
son of Okeechobee, William E.
Hargis, Jr., and Wilton K. Hargis of
Okeechobee. She is also survived
by her granddaughter, Tiffany Ni-


cole Hargis of Okeechobee; and,
great granddaughter, Chancey J.
Benson of West Virginia.
A memorial service will be
held Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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SMOKE: I'm living on the Rim Canal and we sure have smelled a
lot of smoke. Is there a fire or something going on? It's been bad all
week and you can't go out there for very long. I would really like to
know what is going on.
Editor's Note: There was a fire over the weekend beside the Pier
II Motel on U.S. 441 S.E.

LETTER: I read Jim Shaffer's Letter to the Editor column in Sun-
day's paper and I agree with Jim 100 percent. I don't know why he
was surprised. I learned a long time ago that our county commission-
ers could care less about what their constituency wants. It's always
what they want -- until election time. But I can assure you that people
like Jim Shaffer and I will not let the voters forget.

GAS TAX: Well, I see it like this: When we see $3, we cringe but we
pay it anyhow. For most of us, to get from point A to point B requires a
vehicle so we have to pay -- whether we like it or not. The county sees
the same thing I'm sure, and is willing to add a 5-cent tax on gasoline
knowing that almost all of us will pay it -- whether we like it or not.

OPEC: You drive through town to find the cheapest gas you can
find: OPEC is already ripping us off and now the county commission-
ers are ripping us off with an additional 5 cents a gallon.

TRIAL CENTER: I heard about a trial center between Port St. Lucie
and Fort Pierce. I think that they-need to put a trial center between
Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee and maybe we'll have the last step in
Okeechobee. There is plenty of land between St Lucie County and
Okeechobee County. We are in need of a trial center.

ELECTION: It appears that the tax situation that just happened in
Okeechobee County is like something that happened in '38 and '39 in
Europe. The five people put their will on the rest of the people. There
has to be a way for the people to remove these five people now with-
out waiting for the next election. Please have someone inform me and
the rest of the people how this can happen. This is not right.

DIESEL: I'm calling in regard to the gas tax that the county com-
missioners have just kicked in, 5 cents on each gallon starting on the
first of the year, why don't they do it for the diesel gas like they do for
the regular gas? This is a great concern for the community, I feel, and
it needs to have some direct attention.
Editor's Note: State law mandates that the 5-cent gas tax passed
by the county commissioners can only be applied to gasoline. The law
goes on to state that diesel fuel is exempt from this additional tax.

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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. Stu-
dents Offering Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty youth be-
tween the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug
prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The
program will run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and
there are two sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and
Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an applica-
tion, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

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
SJean Williams at (863) 634-9015.




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Letters to the Editor


County commended
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers is to be commended for their
handling of the delicate gas issue.
Most of us believe that there
is no room in our pocketbooks
for additional taxes, yet we wish
for the county commissioners to
initiate and manage numerous
transportation projects and to ad-
dress road congestion. Passage of
this critical issue was in the best
interest of all the citizens in our


community.
We are faced with new de-
velopments arriving in our com-
munity, whether we agree with it
or not. Impact fees were recently
implemented to ensure develop-
ers pay their fair share of the in-
frastructure costs.
However, developers cannot
pay all the cost and as a develop-
ing community we must expect
to incur some of the cost. The
gas tax is an example of the cost.
A well known economist Adam


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
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 information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m..until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Bas-
inger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead.Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Li-
ons Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
(863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday ....
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 discus-
sion at the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.


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


Smith pioneered our "division
of labor" concept in his book
"Wealth of Nations" which took
manufacturing to new heights.
The same will take place here as
long as our county commission-
ers continue to address the prob-
lems with a vision to the future.
Okeechobee cannot have the
necessary transportation improve-
ments to manage growth without
an increase in funds, which will
be collected from those travelers
passing through Okeechobee, in


addition to monies collected from
those living in our county. It is a
"shared concept of responsibil-
ity" that will move us along and
we will experience the rewards.
Thank you to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners for planning for our
community's future today.
Audrey Short,
executive director;
Economic Council
of Okeechobee


Community Events


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 20-22 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 June 20-22, 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1699.

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

United Way program is talk show topic
Radio station WWFR 91.7 will host a radio talk show on Satur-
day, June 23, at 7:30 a.m. The show will be re-broadcasted at I and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Cris:
Adams, the vice president of community impact with the United'
Way of St. Lucie County, and Kris Krueger, FAU bachelor of social
works student and United Way intern. The topic of the show will
be the school supplies for students program serving children eli-
gible for the free lunch program, and the current comprehensive
needs assessment. For information, contact Cris Adams at (772)'
464-5300; or by e-mail at cris.adams@unitedwayslc.org.

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.
Everyone 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
beginning 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. un-
til 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and sign ups call the
Okeechobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come,
to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

Class of '78 planning reunion
The OHS class of 1978 is planning for their 30-year class re-
union. 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 interested class members are urged to attend. For infor-
mation, contact the class at ohsclassofl978@hotmail.com,

Early Learning committee to meet
The personnel committee of the Early Learning Coalition of In-
dian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Thursday,
June 28, at 10:30 a.m. The group will meet in the chambers of
the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners, 2300 Virginia Ave.,
in Fort Pierce. For information, call Migdalia G. Rosado at (772)
220-1220.

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.

VFW Post plans membership drive
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold
a membership drive and barbecue on Wednesday, July 4, from
noon until 3 p.m. You are eligible for membership in the VFW,
AMVETS, VFW men's auxiliary or the VFW ladies auxiliary if your-,
self, your father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, stepbrother,
or stepsister served in the military overseas or in the U.S. Prospec-,
tive members should bring proof of service, such as a DD-214, or
pay records or travel records. Senior Judge Kirby Sullivan will be


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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 accompany 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, Sebas-
tian River, Vero Beach, Pahokee,
Glades Glen, Riviera Beach and
Belle Glade. For information call
Darryl Allen at (863) 697-3850
or Richard Osceola at (863) 763-
3866.

I.R.C.C. host
Softball Camp
Indian River Community Col-


lege, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce, will host a softball camp
for girls, ages 6 through 13. There
will be two separate sessions.
The first session will meet on
June 18 through June 22, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The second session will
meet on July 16 through July 23,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will
learn softball fundamentals and
improve skills to become better
players. Softball games will be
played every day, as well as other
sports such as soccer, kickball
and swimming. Campers will be
grouped by age. "Parents Par-
ticipation Day" will be conducted
on Friday. Call Dale Atkinson,
I.R.C.C. softball coach at (772)
462-7410 or datkinso@ircc.edu.
Please make a note that all regis-
trations need to be made in the W
building at the Cashier's Window.
Do not mail checks.

YMS hosts
volleyball open gym
Yearling Middle School will
host an open gym starting in July
for any girl interested in playing
volleyball. Any girl that will be
attending YMS in the upcoming
school year may participate. Girls
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the main office of YMS. Open gym
will begin July 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.,
and continue every Tuesday and
Thursday. For information contact
Melinda Gray at (863) 697-2795.

Taylor Creek Bass
Club holds meeting
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
holds its meetings on the second
Thursday of each month at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528,
S.R. 78, Buckhead Ridge, begin-
ning at 7 p.m. Their monthly
bass tournaments are held the
weekend following their meet-
ings. New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome. For
information contact Dave Stout at
(863) 467-2255.

Future Stars
baseball/softball camp
The Future Stars baseball/
softball camp, sponsored by the
Okeechobee High School baseball
and softball programs, will take
place on Aug. 6-10, from 8:30 a.m.
to 12 Noon, at O.H.S. for boys and
girls ages 7 through 16. This camp
will provide quality baseball/soft-
ball instruction by college and high


school coaches including the head
softball and baseball coaches from
Indian River Community College
and Stetson University. This camp
is designed and geared for the se-
rious player and all potential little
league coaches. The camp will
consist of two days for pitching
and catching, two days for hitting
and the final day for infield and
outfield play. There is no charge
for this camp, but space is limited.
Forms can be obtained at Hibbett
Sporting Goods and Beef O' Bradys
or by calling Jess Manson at (863)
634-5020, Bobby Steiert at (863)
634-6523 or Russ Brown at (863)
634-4457. The application deadline
is June 30.

Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information, contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.


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A IFESTYLES


Engagements


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Kristina Porter and Clayton Silva


Porter

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Michael Porter of Palm Bay
and Eva Perry of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Kristina
D. Porter to Clayton A. Silva of
35MUFF'.


John Ellis and Brandy Raulerson


Raulerson

-Ellis
Tommy and Dee Raulerson
and Jeanette and Vint Blount of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Brandy Raulerson to
John Ellis of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is
the son of Ken and Willa Ellis of
Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is employed
as a LPN with the Okeechobee
County Health Department.
The groom is the business
owner of Flo-Rite Plumbing.


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Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Kim and Scotty Silva of
Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Oct. 20, 2007 at the KOA recep-
tion center.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Clermont.


Births
Other family members include:
Aunt Ashley Lawrence of Chief-
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Carson Bryce Lawrence

Carson

Bryce

Lawrence
Brent and Cliston Lawrence
of Dunnellon are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Car-
son Bryce.
He was born July 12, 2007, at
Citrus Memorial Hospital in In-
verness. He weighed 7 pounds 13
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Clayton and Jacque Williams of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Donald and Marylou Law-
rence of Chiefland, formerly of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Beulah
Hostettler of Ft. Pierce.


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Aubrie Sophia Wills

Aubrie

Sophia Wills
Crystal and Jacob Wills would
like to announce the birth of their
daughter, Aubrie Sophia Wills.
She was born May 30, 2007,
at Martin Memorial Hospital. She
weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 20
inches long.
Aubrie was welcomed home
by her sister, Alexia.

Thomas

Jackson
Scott and Tammi Jackson of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Thomas Jackson. He was born
March 22, 2007 at Wellington Re-
gional in Wellington. He weighed
9 pounds and 12 ounces and was
22 3/4 inches long.
Thomas Jackson was wel-
comed home by Kelli Chapman.
Maternal grandparents are
Ralph and Barbara Kelley.
Paternal grandparents are Rob-
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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONTINUE IMPOSITION AND PROVIDE FOR SOLID
WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 197.3632, NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN by the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, will con-
duct a public hearing to consider continuing the imposition of annual
solid waste collection special assessments for the provision of residential
solid waste collection and disposal services within the incorporated area
of the City of Okeechobee, Florida.

The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible,
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public com-
ment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a
right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City
Council within twenty (20) days of this notice. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter
considered at the hearing, such person will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made including the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. City Clerk media are for the sole
purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk. In accordance with the
American with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the
proceedings should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days prior to the hearing at (863) 763-3372. If hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY)

Copies of the Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Assessment
Ordinance No. 784, the 2005-2006 Assessment Resolutions No. 05-05 and
No. 05-06, the 2006-2007 Assessment Resolutions No. 06-06 and No. 06-07
and the Final Assessment Resolution No. 07-05, and the 2007-2008
Proposed Annual Rate Resolution No. 07-09, for the Fiscal Year beginning
October- 1, 2007 are available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk
located at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 100, Okeechobee, Florida,
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays.

The assessments are a non-ad valorem assessment and will be collected
by the Tax Collector in the same manner as your ad valorem tax bill, to be
mailed in November 2007, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida
Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be
issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.

By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
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Amanda 'Mandy' Jane Bun-
ner and Jesse C. O'Neill were
united in marriage on Saturday,
March 17, at 5 p.m., at the Bur-
roughs Hall Wedding Chapel in
Okeechobee.
The bride is the daughter of
SJane and Bob Miller of Sanford,
N.C. and Don and Tamara Bunner
of Thrall, Texas. She is a college
,graduate of Mitchell Community
College of Statesville, N.C. and is
currently working as a processor
at Elite Title. The groom is the
' son of Gene and Bobi O'Neill of
SOkeechobee. He is a veteran of
the United States Coast Guard
* and is employed at Seminole Ca-
sino Brighton as the l.T. Manager.
On the eve of the wedding, the
rehearsal dinner was hosted at
Sthe home of the groom's parents.
The bride and groom were
united at the altar in a candlelight
ceremony decorated with cande-
labras adorned with white can-
dies, white roses, and greenery.
Pastor David Ogden of Grace
Christian Church officiated at the
double-ring ceremony.
The bride entered with her
father to be given in marriage;
when arriving at the altar the
bride received a surprise phone
call from her brother, Eric Bunner
of Austin.
The bride wore a beautiful
strapless, chapel length gown of
ivory silk, with iridescent beading
and lace overlay. She wore a sim-


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

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Stefani Renee Brendel and
Christopher Scott Lachman were
joined in marriage on June 9,
2007.
The bride is the daughter
of Mike and Edie Brendel of
Okeechobee. The groom is the
son of Jack and Pat Lewis of
Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Ed and Gayla Grubbs'
house in Stuart. Melissa Sweney

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The bride was given away by
her father, Michael Brendel.
The maid of honor was Court-
ney Beall of Okeechobee and the
bridesmaids were Brandy Coble of
Okeechobee and Jenny Lachman
of Palm Beach Gardens.
The best man was Brandon
Ogle of Lakeland and the grooms-
man was Justin Yakomouth of
Okeechobee.
The flower girl was Rileigh
Brendel of Okeechobee, daughter
of the bride and groom and the
ring bearer was Landon Lach-
man of Okeechobee, son of the
groom.


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IFormer resident to appear at Lyric Theatre
Jordan Bean, formerly of
SOkeechobee, will appear at the
Lyric Theatre in Stuart in the
world premier of the Broadway
hit "Rent" (school edition). He
will be portraying the character
Steve.
Mr. Bean started his acting ca-
reer at a young age, appearing in
small performances in church, .
with Christian Home Educators of
Okeechobee and the Okeechobee ,.
public library. He also appeared t
with Okeechobee Community
Theatre as Little Jake in "Annie
Get Your Gun" and Gil in "110 in h '
the Shade." .
Mr. Bean is currently studying\ j
piano, voice, acting, improve, jazz .- ,. '.
and musical theatre with Peter
and Jennifer Jones of Starstruck .
Productions. Submitted photo
Although he has performed in Jordan Bean, formerly of Okeechobee, will be appearing at
several productions at the Lyric the Lyric Theatre in Stuart from June 29 through July 1.
Theatre, his favorites are "Les
SMiserables" (student edition) as roles in plays such as "Grease," tor. It is my life's ambition on state
i Joly and "Once on this Island" as where he played Putzie, one of and on screen."
i Daniel, the prince. Mr. Bean per- the greasers, and Zeke in "High Mr. Bean has just completed
formed in the latter at the Lyric, as School Musical." He made his his junior year in high school
well as at the Fox Theatre in Atlan- professional debut in the "Pajama while being dually enrolled at In-
! ta, Ga., where his theatre group Game" as Joe, where he had the dian River Community College.
competed with other groups opportunity to perform with pro- "Rent" will be playing at the Lyric
from across the nation as well fessional actors. Theatre in Stuart June 29 through
I as one group from Germany and "Acting is all about evoking July 1. Tickets are available online
two from Canada. His group won emotion from yourself and the at the Lyric Theatre website, lyric-
best overall, giving St.ni .i l the audience," explained Mr. Bean. theatre.com, or by calling the the-
opportunity to direct and produce "My favorite thing about acting is atre box office at (772) 286-7827.
the world premier of the school the feeling I get when I'm really in Mr. Bean is the son of Jonathan
edition of "Rent" and other plays, the moment. It is indescribable, and Stacie Bean and the grandson
Mr. Bean has also pl',,t: d m ,i..r All I've ever wanted to be is an ac- of Elbert and Monika Batton.


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teer as little as four hours a week
or as many as 20 hours. Morning,
afternoon, and evening shifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist. Please contact the
lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital
for a Volunteer Application. For
information, call (863) 763-2151,


ext. 3312. The hospital's Volun-
teen Program (ages 14-17) is a
summer program beginning in
June.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64,
501 S.E. Second St. has used


handicapped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requir-
ing the use of such equipment
is welcome to stop by the post
and pick out what they need.
There is no charge and anyone
is welcome. This is not restricted
to veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.


Lil' Mr. America Cover USA
Orrin Wilkerson II was the overall winner of his age group
in the Lil' Mr. America Cover USA. His proud parents are
Beverly Godwin and Orrin Wilkerson.


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OVER 50 VARIETIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
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(863) 763-0297
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SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
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Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
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(863) 763-8306
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Serving Lake Okeechobee Area Nearly 3 Decades
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We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

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(863) 357-2707
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(863) 357-1754
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Okeechobee -
863-763-9983
OPEN: Wed. Sat., 4:30 P.M. -10:00 P.M.



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Marine
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Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
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More federal disaster funds coming to states


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Under
legislation signed by President
Bush, the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agen-
cy (FEMA) will deliver additional
federal disaster assistance to
supplement state and local re-
covery efforts impacted by the
2005 hurricane season. The bill
allows for additional funding
to states specifically under the
Agency's Public Assistance and
Other Needs Assistance pro-


grams.
The increase in federal assis-
tance is being made available
to Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi,
Florida and Alabama to cover
costs in connection with hur-
ricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis
and Rita.
"FEMA remains committed
to assisting in the recovery of
these states hardest hit by the
hurricanes," said FEMA Admin-
istrator David Paulison. "This
supplemental funding provides


the agency a greater ability to
continue to reduce the burden
on the affected communities."
The increased federal assis-
tance was authorized on May 25
when the President signed H.R.
2206, "U.S. Troop Readiness,
Veterans' Care, Katrina Recov-
ery, and Iraq Accountability Ap-
propriations Act of 2007" (Public
Law #110-28).
Under FEMA's Public Assis-
tance Program, the federal share
of eligible projects to rebuild


infrastructure and replace criti-
cal assets is set at a minimum
75 percent federal funding, with
state and local governments pro-
viding the additional 25 percent.
Following certain extreme situa-
tions where state and local hard-
ships necessitate, the cost-share
has been amended to 90 per-
cent federal funding with a 10
percent state and local match.
This recent provision requires
the federal government to cover
100 percent for all eligible proj-


ects under the Public Assistance
Program for the designated di-
sasters.
FEMA is in the process of
coordinating the adjustment to
each project for all eligible di-
sasters. This will be a seamless
process for the impacted states,
requiring no additional work on
their part.
For FEMA's Other Needs As-
sistance program, under which
additional aid is provided to
individuals and households im-


pacted by disasters, the state
is required, by law, to provide
25 percent of the costs. The re-
cent legislation also requires the
federal government to pay 100
percent of those costs for these
specific disasters. FEMA will be
reimbursing eligible .states for
the cost share of the program
already paid to FEMA and any
outstanding bills related to these
events will be canceled.


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maintaining a nice family atmosphere... the servers are fast, friendly,
and efficient and the management team is right there making sure
you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is that you'll
always see your favorite hometown friends here police officers,
local business owners and workers, and so on and they'll all tell
you that they enjoy the consistent quality food and service we give
them. And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us because
we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under $6.00. Do you
only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and out faster
than any other full service restaurant in town and that's guaran-
teed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7 days
a week with just about every breakfast item on it you can think of.
Everyone knows about our infamous Touchdown Breakfast that is
always available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon
strips, 2 sausage links for just $4.69. For dinner, try our newest
amazing deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp for only $9.29, every
Friday and Saturday night. Hey seniors! Have you enjoyed 2 din-
ners from our senior menu for ony $10.49? Includes choice of veg-
etable, choice of potato, soup or salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All
that for only $10.49! (Use coupon anytime conveniently located in
the Okeechobee News or join us every Tuesday night).
So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place for break-
fast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe on Joe? Stop by and
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At the Movies -
The following movies are now K
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III. A *


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 III "Surf's Up" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Crown Vics, Trucks, Load-
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DOG, male, white w/black, to
good home only, conditions
apply. (863)697-8948
DOGS (2): Small breed, found
in Buck Head Ridge. Call to
identify, 863-357-3225
HORSE, near Pioneer Subdivi-
sion in Hendry County.
Please call (863)674-4060
or (863)983-1440 to identify
PUPPY, In Country Hill Es-
tates, call to identify.
(863)763-5062


LADIES WALLET, Small,
black, at Church of God on
6/10, please return if found.
REWARD!! (863)763-2651
SHEPHERD/COLLIE MIX- Fe-
male. Vic Charles Harvey
Hwy & 18th Terr. on 6/2/07
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PUPPIES, 5 months old, 1 fe-
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mixed. To good homes.
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& Much More!


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beaches. (863)801-3031


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Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 NE 3rd Ave.
DFWP/EOE
FOREMAN, Working Grade,
Needed in Okeechobee.
Salary based on exp. Apply
in person 12575 Hwy. 70 E.
MATERNAL CARE CASE
MANAGEMENT POSITION
'Bilingual required.
Fax resume: 863-462-5878


International Cultural Ex-
change Representative: Earn
supplemental income placing
and supervising high school
exchange students. Volun-
teer host families also need-
ed. Promote world peace!
(866)GO-AFICE or
www.afice.org.

Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
now. (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Fee Req.

OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more sometime!
$.42/mile! Home weekends
and during the week! Run
our Florida Region! Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.

Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No investment re-
quired. FREE details.
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Night Audit
Front Desk
Bartenders
Housekeepers
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003

WAREHOUSE HELP NEEDED
Must be able to do heavy lift-
ing. Must have clean driving
record. Salary depends on
warehouse exp. Paid holi-
days & vacation. Mon-Fri,
8am lil 5pm. Call Magna Bon
(863)357-0400


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the w
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee ?
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing.rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details: 3,
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Dan's,
Framing, inc.


Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
oatice 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033





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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs &
Lawn Service
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 ,
or cell 863-261-1565
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419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Anti-X e 510
Appliances 515
Appianee Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycle 530
Books I Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
lTelevision/Radleo 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toy & Games 730
Vefs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


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


CHEST FREEZER, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $55.
(863)467-1530
DISHWASHER: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice,
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
KENMORE STOVE Electric,
Ivory, good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773.
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
(863)697-2033
REFRIGERATOR- 21 cu ft, GE,
ood condition, $200
863)983-4940
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
frostproof, works great,
needs paint. $50
(561)254-7458 Clewiston


REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$300 (863)467-8294
WASHER Kenmore, white,
good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773
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


BICYCLE- 2 Huffy 26" mens
Mt bikes. $80 for both or will
sell separate (561)254-7458
Clewiston.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. Reduced to $500.
(863)467-5756.
UTILITY TRAILER, 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
LaBelle



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



METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation ofSlorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3)-
in alum frames, $500 firm
(863)763-3451
STORM SECURITY DOORS,
[2), black, steel, 32"x80" &
5"x80", $200 will sell sep-
arately. (863)946-1284
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995


FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'xl10' 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


JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $300. 863-673-0980
MENS SUIT JACKETS (5),
Size 44 Regular, new cond,
some never worn. $125/all,
will sep. (863)467-8464
WEDDING DRESS- size 4,
beaded, includes veil, $500
(863)824-6164


INDIAN HEAD 1909 $5 GOLD
COIN- 14ct gold rope bezel,
16" gold rope chain, $600
neg (863)763-2458


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



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


BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
BR SET Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
CHINA CABINET- (2) white
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200 for both
(561)790-6589
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
(863)697-1486
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end tbls,
coffee tbi & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
CRAFTMATIC BED, single
size, like new, $200.
863)763-3070 or
863)484-0267
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
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, Bassett, 3 drawer,
1 door, like new, $100.
(863)763-7989
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

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

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 Redfleld
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



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
NORDIC TRACK- Space Saver
Elliptical, 4 mos old, mint
condition $500
(863)673-3844


ADJUSTABLE BED- Craftmat-
ic, Like new condition. New
$5000. Asking $600.
(863)675-1553


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 $950. or best
offer. (863)634-0164
HOVERAROUND- Excellent
condition. $6500 new. Ask-
ing $800. (863)675-1553
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/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.
(863)357-6997


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
(863)347-0023
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30. (863)763-0625
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8 0 0 ) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7.
(Lic.#CBC010111)


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, Wurllltzer, Spinet w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)675-0188 La-
Belle,



COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Corner, With Hutch & lots of
space for "Desk Stuff". Gently
used. $50. (863)357-0060


AKC LAB PUPS- 8 M, 3 F,
Chocolate & yellow, ready
June 25th, shots, health cert.
$500 (863)634-6464
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
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1V
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $75. (863)801-1302
POODLE PUP, male & 1 Chi-
huahua Pup, female, great
temperaments, shots, $250
ea. (863)357-0037 Okee
PUPPY, Chocolate Pit Mixed
Red Nose, 1st shots, 12
weeks, male, $250
(772)359-2707
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



GROMMET CUTTER & PRESS-
for large Spurred #8 grom-
mets, $150 (863)634-7423
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
ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.
(863)675-2596



HOME THEATER: Elite Audio
EA-609, Surround Sound, Pd
$5300 Sacrifice for $500.
LaBelle area. (239)357-6889
MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $850 or best
offer. (863)634-6476


ELECTRIC MOTOR- Baldor,
17.25 rpm, 3 hp, 115/230
volt. $100. or best offer.
(83)635-1096 Frostproof
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


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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


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HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


SCAFOLDING: 18 pc., w/ all
walk boards & aluminum
planks. $1000.
(863)467-6561,
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754



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


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

Agriculture


11
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



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
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
STUD QUARTER HORSE:
Dun/Bay, 8 mo. old. Well
mannered $350 firm.
(863)467-6725
THOROUGHBRED,
very loving 10 yr.
old bay brown
mare, 16.2 hands, great
bloodlines, show quality,
$3000 neg. (561)282-8849.



DR. CHIPPER- 3 point hitch,
used only 5 times, $1200
(863)634-3394
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 or best
offer (863)634-1479.
RIDING MOWER, Murray,
13/2 hp, 40" cut. Used 5
times. Divorce forces sale.
$750. (863)634-5528
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 30",
8.5hp with trailer. $400
(863)675-0300 LaBelle
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
1 2.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882



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

Rentals

W RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728


BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. 8632634-5780 or
S(863)467-9250
DOWNTOWN OKEECHOBEE-
Shady yard, 2br, iba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. util's & appls, 2 person
max. Can be used for office.
$1050/mo. (863)946-3333
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1/2 BA,
Apple Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243



OKEE.- 2br/2ba Oak Lake Villa
#47. W/D $900/mo, 1st,
last & sec re Call 561-
762-7660 or 561-743-0192
Houses- RenlB^t 03


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$30,0001 Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
6/BR Foreclosure $27,000l
5/BR Only $28,000! Stop
Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. No pets Call only M-F,
9-3.863-467-1717
Clean 3/2, 4 acres, animal
friendly, fully fenced, SE
128th Ave., avail now,
$1350 mo. + sec.
561-762-3309
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
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $14,000L Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $10,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEE., 3br, lba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1, for Sale or
Rent, large lot,
(772)597-4216
ON RIM CANAL, 1 BR. in pre-
stigious area, 441 S.E. w/
Large screened in porch.
$1000 mo. + sec. dep. In-
cludes until's. (863)763-4149
(863)561-758-4337
ON RIM CANAL, 2 BR. in pre-
stigious area, 441 S.E. w/
Large screened in porch.
$1200 mo. + sec.+ sec. dep. In-
cludes until's. (863)763-4149
(863)561-758-4337
RENT TO OWN: 2br/1ba,
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
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st & sec. (561)308-7566



Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACE
Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

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


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


Geua C i *


OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm,
for rent. Inclds Util, Cable,
Pool & Kitchen privileges.
$150/wk (863)223-2091
Room w/ kitchen w/d priv.,
private entrance/exit, $550
per month in city. Okeecho-
bee (863)634-5912
STUART, Downtown, Private
Bdrm. w/full house privileg-
es. $450 mo. + $200 sec.
dep. & ref's. (772)324-1611



MOUNTAIN LAKE ESCAPE
The Ridges Resort & Club on
Lake Chatuge Stay 2 Nights,
3rd Night FREE, Beautiful
Lakeside Mountain Resort
Hiawasseee, GA TheRidges-
Resort com .
(888)834-4409.



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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos..'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 10o80


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



OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, villa,
remodeled, great condition,
$120,000 or best offer.
(863)697-0414


Brand-new homes from the
$100s in prime locations
throughout Florida. Active
adult communities with re-
sort amenities, activities and
events. (800)274-7314 or
v is it v .' ,,' E ,q u i l L iI -
tyle.com._______
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba
CBS Home, 2 lots. Fenced
yard. $90,000.
(863)763-7060
Palm Harbor Homes 30th An-
niversary Sale! Huge Dis-
counts, Easy Financing. 0%
Down when you own your
land. Hurry while this offer
lasts!!! (800)622-2832.


Call now
561-628-74711
Lad- Sle 100

Acre, 1+ oaksw e
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
VIKING ESTATE, 1.25 acres,
High & Dry. Cleared w/cul-
vert. $38,000. or best offer.
(386)325-9614 / 972-0601
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)719-5189


South Central Florida LAKE
LOT SALE! Lake Access-
$79,900 (was $199,900)
Lake View- $124,900 (was
$224,900) Lakefront-
$299,900 (was $399,900).
Owner says "SELL!" 1 to 3
acre lake properties reduced
$100,000+. Gated commu-
nity, water sewer, paved rds,
u/g utils. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x.
2046.,


BATTERY CREEK, SC WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
duced prices! Marshfront
lots from $179,900.
Dockable Waterfront lots
from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, SC. Premier loca-
tion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
(888)279-4741.


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


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
Developer's Closeout Septem-
ber 29th- 20% Off already
low pre-construction pricing.
Lots & condos available w/
water, marsh, golf, nature
views starting at 70k's. lyr.
no payment options.
(877)266-7379 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres -
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT $147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
Opening Pricing!
(888)952-6347.
Lakefront homeslte on beauti-
ful Boone Lake in Northeast
Tennessee. Fully amenitlzed
community, spectacular
mountain views, convenient-
ly located near Johnson City
(423)323-1676 Grand -
sion, Inc.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
(800)709-LAKE.
Mountain Lifestyle Group now
opening 2 GATED commu-
nities in the high country of
Western North Carolina. Lots
starting at $26,000
(866)378-4769.
Mountain Lifestyle Group now
opening 2 GATED commu-
nities in the high country of
Western North Carolina. Lots
starting at $26,000
(866)378-4769.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Lot 283, sec 2 w/ great view
only $45,000. Private com-
munity with river and lake
access. Swim, fish, hike.
Perfect for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW! Gated Coastal GA Com-
munity Homesites up to 4.5
acres. Marshfront with long
range views & 150 year old
live moss-draped oaks. 14
miles north of the FL state
line. Shown by appointment.
Call (866)432-7320.
Riverfront homesite on beau-
tiful Tuckasegee River in the
Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.
Private community, dramatic
views, exceptional weather
and recreation.
(828)293-9514 High Vision,
LLC.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA WA-
TERFRONT LAND SALE!
GRAND OPENING SATUR-
DAY JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY
ONLY! Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fi-
nancing! Call Now and re-
serve a priority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele In-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
Timber Company Liquidation!
24 Acres- $99,900. 40
Acres $159,900. Timber
Company selling off large
wooded acreages in South-
east Georgia. One day only,
Sat. June 30th. Loaded with
wildlife. Potential to subdi-
vide. Excellent financing. Call
National Timber Partners
now (800)898-4409, x
1306.
Tired of high taxes, ins, traffic,
hurricanes, inflated high pric-
es? Find God's Country, a
better life, retirement and va-
cation homes at: www.Buy-
TennesseeProperties.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
mins Jefferson National For-
est with miles and miles of
trails, have to sell $389,500
owner (866)789-8535.


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobie Home Parts 2010
S t liMt2015





CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
PLANTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
gle wide, 14'x80', on 61/2 ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
TREASURE ISLAND, 1 & 2
bedrooms, No pets. $600.
Sec. dep. + 1st mo. re-
quired. (863)824-2246



BANK REPO'S ~
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Mobile Home, '04, fumished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482






Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Maine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Veblcls/ATWVs 3035

'Boats 3005


AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHIONS,
with covers, new, never
used, $250. (863)634-2542
ALUMINUM, 15', with trailer,
new wheels & tires, 30hp
Yamaha & trolling mtr.,
$1200 neg. (863)634-2454
BASS MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-9352
BOAT 21' Stamas, cuddy
cao, 2,5. Ewa(.ude. traleri,
soIt 00od. f000
tirm (831'67-7415
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
BOAT REPAIR! I come to
you... even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
JON BOAT, 10ft., aluminum,
trailer, 8 spd trolling motor,
great for low water. $500
(863)467-2063 Okee
PONTOON, 24', hardtop, with,
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr., $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454
SAILBOAT: Hobie Cat, 16 Ft.
w/sails & trailer. $1000.
(678)725-3216


SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mad-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038
TRACKER '04, 18ft., Model
PT185, 90hp Mercury, w/15
hrs. 6 yr engine warranty,
garaged, like new. Paid
$16,185, asking $10,185.
(561)573-3499
V-BOTTOM, 14ft., aluminum,
almost new trailer, 25hp mo-
tor, $1200 (863)673-3818


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 CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $4800
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.



PROP- For Evinrude motor,
17" Pitch. Recondition. $65.
(863)634-0433
PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mercury, 23 pitch, 4 blade.
Good shape. Asking $150.
(863)357-6229

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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-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
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
HONDA- Sllverwing, 650 Low
mi., Excellent condition
$4500. (561)951-5676
MOTORCYCLE LIFT- Air oper-
ated w/front wheel vise &
ramp extension. $600.
(863)674-0898 or 517-1019
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER for
a, dirt bike, good condition,
$175 (561)253-4299



HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565


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863763-6434
S315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


KYMCO MONGOOSE 50
SPORT ATV- 2 stroke, Air
cooled, Electric start w/kick
back-up $900. (863)673-0559
SCOOTER- Vespa XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
(863)674-0819 LaBelle


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
CFassic 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


IN W.i I=


CHEVY CAVALIER
cyl., Auto., Cold
New tires.
(863)634-0399


1996, 4
A/C and
$2000.


CHEVY CORSICA- '90, Good
running condition. $300.
(863)763-7060
FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96,
cold a/c, runs good, nice in-
terior, $1400.
(863)261-6115/467-8723
FORD PROBE LX '92, 5 spd.,
Runs good. A/C, Good tires.
You pick up. $1000.
(239)784-8449 Immokalee
HONDA CIVIC CX '94- 2dr, 5
spd, V-tech motor, has a
chip for more horse power,
$2500 neg. (863)673-2314
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 5piri
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92- 4 new
tires, blown head gasket,
$200 (772)215-7009
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- 2 door,
needs transmission $300
(863)261-2511


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


English Garden Set

The classic lines and attention to detail evident in
English garden furniture recall houses in the country,
wide green lawns and well-tended gardens.
Inexpensive and easy to make, the.do-it-yourself
set pictured above requires mostly straight cuts, a
few curved cuts traced from full-size patterns and
basic construction techniques. The bench (the
largest piece) measures about 60 inches long by 35
inches tall by 25 inches deep.

English Garden Set plan (No. C111) .. $24.95
Individual plans
Bench (No. 855)... $9.95
CbaIr (No. 856)... $9.95
H -.857). .:$7.95

End Table (No. 858)... $7.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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CHEVY 4X4, '82- 350 V8, 3
spd auto, $2500 Firm
(863)634-9961
CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '89 4X4,
good for dune buggy, asking
0400 (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
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1000.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof
HONDA RACON 250 FOUR
WHEELER, '03, $1995.
(863763-4537 or
863 357-3604
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
1988, 4 wd., 360, V8. Runs
well. $400. (863)612-5676
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BED RAILS stainless round
tube, for Chevy PU 99 & up
shortbed. Brand new in box,
$100. (863)763-5881
ENGINE & TRANS- 305 Che-
vy, 80K, 5spd Bourg Warner
trans, asking $1500
(863)261-1792
ENGINE: 1990, from Toyota
Tercel. $200 (863)261-2511
ENGINE, CHRYSLER 440,
1977, $750. (863)763-2032
FACTORY CARPET Brand
new, grey, out of '07 F350
Crew Cab truck, spotless,
$300. (863)763-5881
GRILL, Chrome & Euro Tail
Lights. For '06 Chevy Silve-
rado. $250. for all, will sep.
(863)467-9709
HAULER RACK, aluminum,
short or long bed, adjustable,
$125. (863)763-6971
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371 '
MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
many misc. parts, $150.
(239)895-3269.
PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS,
from Banks, (1) '04 Dodge
diesel, (1) '05 Ford diesel,
$700. (239)895-3269
REAR AXLE- For Chevy 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
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, beige, $600. Neg.
(863)697-0328
TIRES & RIMS (4) Aluminum,
Mag, 5 lug. For Dodge Ram
Pickup. $200 or best offer.
(863)612-5676
TIRES (4) 265/35/22 $100.
(863)236-0195
TIRES: For Toyota Tercel, All 4
for $90. (863)261-2511
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)467-9709

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eng/400 turbo. Needs body
work. Bed & gas tank not on
truck. $1200. 863-201-3492
CHEVY PICKUP, '68, 350
eng., 3 spd. transmission,
$2,000 or best offer.
(863)763-5702
CHEVY S10 XTREME- '99,
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, A/C, Cruise,
$6900. Neg. (863)357-1471
DODGE 1500, '01, V6, red,
a/c, ps, pb, $5500.
(863)763-2815
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)763-8890
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
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '90,
5.21, 4x4, air, auto, oversize
tires, lots of new parts, .
$2000 neg. (239)369-3269
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
FORD F150 '96, XLT, 5.0L,
4x4, auto., mint. $6500 or
best offer (863)234-2466
FORDPICKUP '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2454
MAZDA PU '86- 5spd, runs,
tool box, $700 or best offer
(239)728-8521
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
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.
(863)697-8531


FORD EXPEDITION '07- asking
$41,000, 6 mos old, great
cond.(863)675-3009
JEEP CHEROKEE '91, not
running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200. (863)763-4821
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '94,
$2200. (863)763-7585


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-124
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SAMANTHA MARIE SMALLS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SA-
MANTHA MARIE SMALLS, deceased,
File Number 2007-CP-124 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florda 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and of the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 20th, 2007.
PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
LAVERNE SMALLS
4760 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
WILSON & WILLIAMS, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Reuben S. Williams, Iv
Florida Bar No. 509612
C, a .., .n Ri
352-629-9747
219506 ON 6/20,27/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-123
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JONATHAN THOMAS SMALLS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JONA-
THAN THOMAS SMALLS, deceased,
File Number 2007-CP-123 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and of the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate ;,,, i.. i;,i
unmatured, contingent or I,,,,,,4, ri.,
claims, must file their claims with this
court WITHINTHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
Th ate date offirst publication of this Notice
is June 20th, 2007.
PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
LAVERNE SMALLS
4760 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
WILSON & WILLIAMS, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Reuben S. Williams, Iv
Florida Bar No. 509612
954 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-629-9747
219508 ON 6/20,27/07


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ENCLOSED TRAILER, alumi-
num, 5x8, $500 or best of-
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(863)357-3604

FLATBED TRAILER- 16', Dual
axle, New tires & wheels.
Diamond plate fenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898
UTIL. TRAILER- 5x8, Single
axle. Tilt bed. $275.
(863)634-3394
UTIL. TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail-
er, HD ramp door, dual axle,
brakes, lights, side door.
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497


CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79-
1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle
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 WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005.
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


Puli N tce 505


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE MATTER OF: ASHLYN WARRIOR, DOB: 07/10/05
ISAAC WARRIOR, DOB: 11/04/04
CASE NO. JF-2005-104
ALLEGED JUVENILE DEPRIVED CHILDREN,
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: CHERYL FISH
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, the State of Oklahoma, through the District Attorney
within and for the 22nd District Attomey District for the State of Oklahoma, has
filed a Petition stating with particularly the fact which bnngs the aforesaid child
under and within the purview of the Statutes of theft State of Oklahoma relating-to
said child, together with the relief requested specifically praying for the adjudica-
tion of said child as a depnved children and to be dealt with according to law, as
the Court may deem to be in the best interest of said child,
FURTHER, that the above named parent or interested persons must appear before
the Distnct Court in and for Seminole County, State of Oklahoma, at the hour of
9:00 o'clock A.M., on the 18th day of July, 2007, when and where the Court will
proceed to hear the merits of said Petition and grant such relief or make such or-
ders that the Court may deem necessary and proper in these premises.
FURTHER, THAT IN THE EVENT, other than the person of the child concerned, the
parents or interested persons fail to appear as to summoned herein, the Court will
receive the testimony and evidence produced by the State on the date and at that
time so indicated and will proceed to grant such relief and make such orders as
the Court deem to be necessary and proper in said cause as may be supported by
the findings on the merits of said cause of action.
DATED this 11th day of June, 2007.
Judge of the District Court
Seminole County, Oklahoma
219540 ON 6/20/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-1;
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTHONY EDWARD SMALLS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Al
THONY EDWARD SMALLS, decease
File Number 2007-CP-122 is pendir
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobi
County, Florida, Probate Division, tf
address of which is Okeechobi
County Courthouse, 312 NW 3n
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
The names and addresses of the pe
sonal representative and of the person
al representative's attorney are s
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demand
against decedent's estate, includir
unmatured, contingent or unliquidate
h i 'lh i
this Court WITHIN THE LATER (
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE C
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS N(
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THI
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY C
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent ar
persons having claims or demand
against decedent's es j..- 0 ,, i.,.
unmatured, contingent .1 ,,'ih., 'ii.
claims, must file their claims with th
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTE
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC/
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL B
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notic
is June 20th, 2007/
PERSON REPRESENTATIVE
LAVERNE SMALL
4760 Highway 98 Nort
Okeechobee, FL 3497
WILSON & WILLIAMS, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Reuben S. Williams, Iv
Florida Bar No. 509612
954 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-629-9747
219502 ON 6/20,27/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-05
DIVISION
EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEITH D. BILLIE, etl al,
Defendants)

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to
Final Judgment of Foreclosure date
5/29/2007, and entered in Case Ne
2007-CA-056 of the Circuit Court (
the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in an
for Okeechobee County, Florida
if'. ll lll , I .I ll 1 1. l lI ,- fl,1
na M. Billie, Wachovia Bank, N.A., ar
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in Okeecho
bee County Courthouse, 312 Nort
West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florid
34972, Okeechobee County, Florida
11:00AM on the 19th day of Jul1
2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment o
Foreclosure:
PARCEL 1:
ALL OF BLOCKS 1 AND 2, OF BET-HEI
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLA
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLA
BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA.
PARCEL II:
THE PARCEL DESIGNATED AS "LAKE
AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF BET
HER ACRES, CONTAINED ON PLA'
BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OFOKEECHOBEE COUNT
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH ALL CANALS AND
DITCHES APPURTENANT TO SAID
LAKE;
LESS THOSE PORTIONS OF THE PAR
CEL DESIGNATED AS "LAKE" LYING
SOUTH OF BLOCK 3;
AND LESS;
THE CANAL/DITCH LYING BETWEEN
LOT 17, BLOCK 4, AND BLOCK 3, BE
ING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
BET-HER ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 12, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL III:
THAT PORTION OF THE NOW ABAN
DONED S.E. 17TH WAY, LYING BE
TWEEN BLOCKS 1 AND 2, AND THE
WEST 140.00 FEET OF S.E. 4THi
STREET LYING EAST OF BLOCK 2
ALL BEING AND COMPRISING A
PART OF BET-HER ACRES, ACCORD.
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE.
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE
12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 333 SOUTH EAST 17TH WAY
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
ot Lis Pendens must file a claim wilthir
60 days after the sale.
Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this
30th day of May, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of thre Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
By:/S/Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-121
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY ANN SMALLS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARY
ANN SMALLS, deceased, File Number
2007-CP-121 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Okeechobee County Courthouse,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and of
the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate ;.10 ,.i;,i0
unmatured, contingent or .i,,,h yr,, i1
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 20th, 2007/
PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
LAVERNE SMALLS
4760 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
WILSON & WILLIAMS, PA,
Attorney for Personal Representative
Reuben S. Williams, Iv
Florida Bar No. 509612
954 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
352-629-9747
219500 ON 6/20,27/07


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