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Vol. 98 No. 173 Friday, June 22, 2007 50 Plus tax





State: Alvarez confessed to shootings


But teen won't
admit to burning
of car and bodies

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The alleged written confession
of Mark Alvarez consisted of one
single line: "I meet them at dead
end street shot Curtis then Eliza-
beth."
Shortly after writing that line
on a piece of paper in front of


Briefs

Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick Hop-
kins 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 ll water re-
strictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flori-
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmd.gov.

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.

Drought Index
Current: 388
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 12.09 feet
.j Source: South
P Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds .................... .... 8-10
Comics ...................................... 7
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword...................... 8
Obituaries............. ........... 6
O pinion............... .............. 4
Speak O ut ................................. 4
Sports................................. 11
TV ................. ........ 9
Weather......... .... ..... 2

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Detective Sergeant T.J. Brock of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) on April 3, 2006,
Alvarez called his mother and,
while still being taped, admitted
to her that he had killed Curtis
Wayne Lindon Tenney and Eliza-
beth Johnson.
Alvarez could be heard telling
the detective that he didn't re-
member shooting the couple. He
also stated that he "was stoned."
"I kind of blacked out when
we started arguing," he told Sgt.
Brock.
Sgt. Brock said the two were


Curtis Elizabeth
Tenney Johnson
apparently arguing because Mr.
Tenney accused Alvarez of owing
him some money.
After playing the tape, the state


rested its case.
Defense attorney Robert Udell
also rested his case -- without pre-
senting any witnesses. He will,
however, address the jury during
closing arguments on Friday, June
22, at 9 a.m. After he and state
prosecutors present their closing
arguments, the case will be given
to the jury.
Sgt. Brock indicated while
on the witness stand Thursday
morning that it took several hours
of speaking with Alvarez before
he confessed.
.Assistant State Attorney Tom


Hawaiian tradition: Flowers have special meanings


uKeecnobee ews/vicioria cannon
These students wore traditional Hawaiian dress over their clothes while learning the
Hula from Mim Kapteina on June 21 at the Summer Play Camp held at Central Elemen-
tary.


Students get hula lessons


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The Summer Play Camp site
at Central Elementary was vis-
ited on Thursday, June 21, by
Mim Kapteina -- a native of Ha-
waii who taught the students
about Hawaiian culture and
showed them the proper way
to dance the hula.
"I come from Awahu, where
we learn to dance the hula start-
ing at young as 3," Mrs. Kaptei-
na told the students. "In Hawaii
everybody dances -- boys and
girls, men and grandmas."
She went on to explain the
significance of the flowers that
women traditionally wear in
their hair.
"You'll notice that I wear a
flower on my left -- that means
I'm taken, married. If a girl
wears the flower on the right it
means she is single," she said.
She added that flowers
could be worn anywhere to
symbolize different things.
"The top of the head means
something very special; it
means that the woman is over


Children taking part in the Summer Play Camp at Central
Elementary learn how to dance a Hula from Mim Kaptei-
na on June 21.


60 and a grandmother, a great-
grandmother," she added.
She then demonstrated a
dance for the children, which
they attempted to imitate. They
were also dressed in some of
the traditional clothing for each
age group while they danced.
Mrs. Kapteina has been
presenting demonstrations to
children in Okeechobee Coun-
ty since 1989 when she was
approached by a teacher to
present to her class. Formally
Miriam Kaiwalaninuihoanoano


Lily Kekawa Karratti William-
son, the children took pleasure
from finding out that her name
meant 'The Bird of heaven fly-
ing with honor."
This is one of three sites that
host the County Park and Rec-
reations summer camps. The
other two are located at the
Douglas Park and Okeechobee
Civic Centers. This program is
for children between ages of 6
and 12 with junior volunteers
as old as 15.


Bakkedahl showed the written
confession on a large screen so
the jury could not only see it, but
the changes made by Alvarez.
When the now-18 Alvarez origi-
nally penned the confession he
wrote: "I took them to dead end
street shot Curtis then Elizabeth."
However, he went back and
scribbled over "took" and wrote
in "meet," then scribbled over the
word "to" and wrote in "at."
Alvarez is charged with two
counts of first-degree murder and
one count of arson in connec-
tion with the Jan. 8, 2006, deaths


of Mr. Tenney, then 18, and Miss
Johnson, then 19. According to
prosecutors, Alvarez shot Mr. Ten-
ney and Miss Johnson in the head
and then set the young woman's
2004 Ford Mustang convertible on
fire.
In testimony presented
Wednesday, June 20, District
19 Medical Examiner Dr. Roger
Mittleman said the bodies were
burnt beyond recognition.
"Their bodies were extremely
charred," he told the jury. "There
See Shootings Page 2


Magistrate




lowers fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobe News
At a code violation hearing
held Tuesday, June 19, Special
Magistrate Bill Selmi recom-
mended the reduction of two
fines. However, the reductions
were not as much as the viola-
tors had requested.
The properties of Toy and
Selena Bohannon, George
Etchison and William Rightsell
were found to be in compli-
ance. Therefore, those cases
were not heard. Also, Code
Enforcement Officer Blanca
Saucedo reported that the N.W
1441' Drive property of Robert
Silva had been sold. The new
owner will be cited for Mr. Sil-
va's code violations.
David A. Schmidt and Tina
M. Troendle were cited by
code enforcement officer Gina


Gehring for having abandoned
property, derelict mobile home,
overgrowth, derelict structures
and vehicles stored on their S.E.
31 st Street property. There were
given until July 12 to bring the
property into compliance or
face a fine of $250 for every day
of noncompliance.
Charles Whitchurch was cit-
ed for having junk and debris,
trash and litter, wrecked/unli-
censed vehicles on his S.E. 36th
Avenue property. He has also
been charged with building a
boat dock without a permit If
those are not corrected by July
12, he could be fined $150 a
day....
A two-fold fine could be im-
posed, on the S.E. 33rd Terrace
property of Kevin and Catherine
Bartfield. If the main structure
See Fines Page 2


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Kiwanas told of tobacco dangers


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members learned
about the Okeechobee County
Health Department's (OCHD)
Tobacco Prevention and Educa-
tion Program from Angela Kelly,
Okeechobee's tobacco preven-
tion specialist on Thursday, June
21, at their weekly luncheon
meeting at the Village Square
Restaurant.
According to Ms. Kelly, over
400,000 people die from smok-
ing-related diseases each year.
Tobacco products affect all of
the organs in the body including:
mouth and teeth, throat, lungs,
bladder, kidney, brain, eyes and
ears, heart, muscles and joints.
She told Kiwanis members that


there are 4,000 chemicals in ciga-
rettes of which 28 are known can-
cer-causing chemicals. In Florida,
the big tobacco companies spend
$97 million per year in advertising
to kids. She went on to say that
approximately 3,000 teens start
smoking each day.
Ms. Kelly is new to Okeechobee
and has been with the OCHD for
four months. She came here from
New York City where she worked
in public health education for
four years.
Recently, Florida's 67 coun-
ties were all mandated to provide
smoking and tobacco education
services.
Thirty-six counties were grant-
ed funds to have a full-time to-
bacco prevention specialist and
the other counties have other


programs and services that were
funded.
The goals of the Florida To-
bacco Prevention and Control
Program strategic plan are: to
reduce adult tobacco use; reduce
exposure to secondhand smoke;
reduce youth tobacco use; and,
develop and maintain relation-
ships to allow delivery of tobacco
prevention and control activities.
As the tobacco prevention spe-
cialist, Ms. Kelly will be working
to identify tobacco users, encour-
age them to think about quitting,
providing information and educa-
tion to the community, referring
patients to cessation program and
have a Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) program in the
See Club Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis member Steve Cates (left) invited Angela Kelly
(center) from the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program to
give a presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
and president Frank Irby (right) on the benefits the pro-
gram offers to the community.







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Shootings
Continued From Page 1
was burn damage practically ev-
erywhere."
The jury also heard from Da-
vid Compton on Wednesday who
testified that a couple of days be-
fore the couple was killed; Alva-
rez came to his house and asked
him for a gun. Compton, 24, told
Mr. Bakkedahl that he got Alvarez
a .38 caliber snub nose revolver
and five or six cartridges.
About two days after the deaths
of Mr. Tenney.and Miss Johnson,
Compton stated that Alvarez re-
turned the gun. However, he did
not return any cartridges.
Another witness on Wednes-
day, Jose Aranda, reluctantly tes-
tified that he saw Alvarez with
Compton and saw his friend give
something to Compton. After Al-
varez had gone Aranda, 18, told
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright that he saw the gun in
Compton's hand. He then saw
Compton put it under the front
seat of his 1983 blue Ford Fair-
mont.
When Sgt. Brock and Mr. Al-
bright recovered the gun there
were three unspent .38 cal. car-
tridges in the red wooden box
with the gun. Compton testified
that he had some cartridges for
the gun that he did not give Alva-
rez.
A firearms examiner from the
crime lab testified Thursday that
he test fired two of the cartridges
found in the box, and then com-
pared them to the bullets recov-
ered from the bodies of the vic-
tims. *
Mark Chapman told the 12-
member jury that even though
the test-fired rounds had similar
characteristics to the bullets taken
from the victims, he could not
say definitively that they came
from the recovered gun because


Club
Continued From Page 1
middle and high schools.
Tools that this program is
currently offering include sup-
port groups on an individual and
group basis, nicotine patches,
telephone follow ups and tobac-
co education. They also support
Florida's Quitline (877) U-CAN-
NOW, (877)822-6669.
Local programs include a Fresh
Start for Baby and Me smoking
cessation program, worksite ces-
sation classes, tobacco preven-
tion and education presentations,
along with workshops and cessa-
tions quit kits.
The Freedom from Smoking
class is a six-week program that
meets each Tuesday from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Health Department au-
ditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
This program offers knowledge,
skills and support to patients,
individuals and their families to
help them quit smoking. It also
includes a free six-week supply of
nicotine patches to help quit the
use of tobacco products.
She is also actively pursu-
ing creating a SWAT program at
all middle and high schools in
Okeechobee and expanding their


Fines
Continued From Page 1
is not removed and all applicable
fees paid by July 12, they could be
fined $150 a day. If the rear struc-
ture is not removed or a building
permit obtained to repair it by
Aug. 16, they could be fined an
additional $100 a day.
Shawn Rush and Tammy Lynn
were cited by officer Saucedo be-
cause their Dixie Ranch Acres lot
contained a derelict barn. They
were also cited for construction
without a permit, as well as care
of premises. They could be fined
$1,00 a day if these violations are
not cleared up by July 12.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Beth Albert, on April


8 Tony Huet conducted a Mexi-
can rodeo on his S.E. 801" Avenue
property. Ms. Albert went on to
state that reasonable cause ex-
ists that this action was a serious
threat to the public health, safety
and welfare. He has also been
charged with building stands
and an arena without a permit.
Mr. Huet was given two op-
tions. By July 12 he was ordered
to either apply for a special ex-
ception or remove the observa-
tion tower and bleachers that
were erected without a permit.
Jerriston Mason was given
until Aug. 16 to install a pool
barrier or be fined $100 a day.
Lawrence George Edgar was
given until July 12 to remove
debris, overgrowth and dilapi-
dated fencing from his N.W 32nd


Avenue property or he could be
fined $25 a day.
The storage container must
be removed from the U.S. 98 N.
property of Irene Pryor and Re-
gina Brown by July 12 or they
could be fined $50 a day.
The abandoned vehicle and
debris and RVs must be re-
moved from Pamela and Maxine
Odom's N.W. 20"' Street lot by
Aug. 16 or they could be fined
$100 a day.
The owners of Cypress Hut
Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E. have
been fined a total of $203,950.
They requested the fine be re-
duced to $1,500.According to
the staff report, the fine accrued
because of abandoned mobile
homes and overgrowth.
Mr. Selmi recommended the


of wear in the bore of the gun's
barrel and damage done to the re-
covered bullets. However, he add-
ed, they did have enough similar
characteristics that they could not
be excluded as being the rounds
fired from the' gun.
The gunshot wounds, testi-
fied Dr. Mittleman, were the listed
cause of death for both Mr. Ten-
ney and Miss Johnson.
During his final interview, Sgt.
Brock kept telling Alvarez that he
knew all about the gun.
"You got the gun from David.
You got the gun to kill those peo-
ple, and after they were killed you
took the gun back to David," said
Sgt. Brock in that final interview.
"I'm not trying to hurt you' Mark
-- I just want the truth."
And, like many of the ques-
tions in that taped interview, Alva-
rez provided no answer.
"I'd like to be able to tell the
girl's parents what happened to
her. Out of the whole thing, she is
truly the victim here," Sgt. Brock
said during that interview. "That
little girl did not deserve to die,
Mark. What can I tell her par-
ents?"
Still, Alvarez would not re-
spond.
Before Mr. Bakkedahl played
the taped confession, he asked
Sgt. Brock about the way Alvarez
acted during the interview.
"Basically, he would sit in the
chair and stare off," answered the
detective. "He was disinterested
and would yawn -- like he was in
a trance."
But finally, after nearly four
hours, Alvarez penned his confes-
sion.
Sgt. Brock then asked Alvarez if
he wanted to call his mother. On
the tape Alvarez spoke softly to
his mom and admitted to her that
he had killed the young couple.
"Mom, it'll be all right. I prom-
ise," he told his mother. "Bye
mom, I love you."


activities. She recently chaper-
oned two students from the Year-
ling Middle School SWAT club to
the SWAT convention in Orlando
where they were able to come up
with new ideas and campaigns to
implement in Okeechobee dur-
ing the upcoming school year
and years to come.
Ms. Kelly also takes walk-ins
for individual counseling every
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon at the health department.
Ms. Kelly can be contacted at
(863) 462-5781.
In other Kiwanis business,
on Thursday, June 28, Kiwanis
members are encouraged to
bring potential Kiwanis members
to their 36"' anniversary luncheon
at the Village Square Restaurant
at noon. Guest speakers will be
Louis "Red" Larson, Phil Berger,
Dick Blair and Wendy Wood-
man.
Other presentations of the
ways Kiwanis contributes to the
community will be made.
For more information about
the Kiwanis of Okeechobee con-
tact Greg Thogersen 1(800)359-
8290.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached
at caguilar@newszap.com.


fine be reduced to $61,185.
The property of Daniel and
Elena Esquivel was found to be
in non-compliance on March 8,
2006, because of trash and de-
bris and use of an RV for stor-
age or residence. The property
was out of compliance for 4,088
days. At $25 a day, a fine of
$102,200 accrued. The Esquivels
are requesting a reduction in the
fine to $500.
' Mr. Selmi recommended the
fine be reduced to $20,000.
The above fine reduc-
tions must be approved by the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


News Briefs

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

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

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

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


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Friday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s. The winds will be from
the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms through midnight. The lows will be in the upper 60s.
Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower 90s. Winds will be
from the South at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The temperatures will be around 70. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The highs will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is
40 percent.


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Okeechobee News, Friday, June 22, 2007 3


Local woman charged with writing bogus checks


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman has
been booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on several felony
charges including grand theft and
dealing in stole property.
Maria Louisa Chapman, 41,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested by
Detective Ted Van Deman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO). She was also ar-
rested by Detective John Zeigler
of the Okeechobee City Police


Department (OCPD).
Van Deman
has charged
Chapman with
grand theft
(two counts), .
dealling in sto-
len property
(four counts),
defrauding a Maria
pawnbroker Chapman
(two counts),
uttering a worthelss check over
$150 (two counts) and petit


theft (two counts). She was also
charged with one count of felony
petit theft and one count of worth-
eless check by Detective Zeigler.
According the jail records,
Chapman's bond has been set at
$71,000.
Detective Van Deman said
Chapman was arrested after she
allegedly wrote checks on closed
accounts and then presented the
checks to local businesses to buy
things such as computer equip-
ment, jewelry, a metal detector
and a 2800 watt generator. She


would then take the items she
had just purchased to a pawn
shop and pawn them for cash,
added the detective.
"She would buy whatever she
could get that was worth some-
thing, then got whatever she
could out of it," said Detective Van
Deman.
The OCSO detective said
bought and pawned items total-
ling $2,384. This total was for his
cases only, and not the city's.
Detective Zeigler was unavail-
able for comment on his arrest.


According to Detective Van
Deman the woman, who some-
times used the alias of Maria San-
chez, has been writing the bogus
checks and defrauding local busi-
ness since April.
"That we know of," he added.
"She had herself a nice little scam
going."
The important message from
this story, however, is that busi-
nesses need to do a better job of
getting a person's proper idnetifi-
cation when they accept a check.
In at least one case, said Detective


Van Deman, she wrote down a
driver's license number that she
had just made up and the busi-
ness took her at her word.
"Just ask for a driver's license,
confirm the person's identifica-
tion and write it all down," De-
tective Van Deman offered. "It's
OK to take first-party checks but
if you do, you need to get that
information and then we can do
something for you."
Without this information, he
continued, there isn't much that
law enforcement can do.


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Sandhill cranes
These large birds make their home in residential and agri-
cultural areas around Okeechobee. This pair was spotted
on S.W. 13th terrace on Wednesday night.


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Volunteers
Jacquie Papa and Bob Christensen were among the vol-
unteers that helped serve guest drinks and snacks at the
June 16 open house at Arnold's Wildlife.






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GAS TAX: If money for road improvements and repairs is in short
supply, then why is the I, '.,i, Road Department equipment being
used at the Lock 7 boat ... .11\ does the Road Department grade
Lock 7, Nubbin SI. .,,. and in, ball fields, soccer fields, parking lots,
but the boat ramp at Henry Creek is unserviceable due to wash outs.
You can see road department equipment used on everything but
roads. I guess this is why there is no city logo on the equipment, so
that they can do non road department jobs. Why did the Road Depart-
ment clean out and/or dig a ditch just east N.E. 48th Ave. or Williams
Rd. and then fill it back the way that it was? There was equipment at
this site for over a month. It seems like a waste to me. Get rid of all this
kind of waste and we would not need the 5 cent a gallon gas tax.
GAS TAX: I have been reading all week about the 5 cent gas tax
and I believe that we now will pay a total of 12 cents. Ok, I agree fuel is
at an all time high, but the money has to come from some where. We
have to have roads and bridges and the ones that we have here have
upkeep costs. All I read is that everyone is complaining about taxes.
But then everyone also complains about bad roads and bad schools
and bad services. Where do you want the money to come from? No
one wants to pay, but everyone wants everything that the tax money
pays for. You can't have it both ways. Yes, I agree that money can be
cut in some places, but lets face it our elected officials are not known
to be great at cutting costs at their own level. But these issues are not
going to go away and no matter whom you vote into office they will
have to vote on these issues. We may not like what they do either. We
are all going to pay taxes in one form or another. This is the only state
I have ever lived in that I did not pay state taxes on my wages. Fuel tax
at 12 cents is the lowest I have ever paid, and I pay no state income
tax here.
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for a minute, even with 12 cents in gas we will still be paying around
a dime less per gallon than the people on the cost. This money will
go to helping our community and I commend the commissioners for
having the guts to do something that is almost guaranteed to get them
out of office, because it needed doing.

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Community Events


OSAC board will meet July 10
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 .until 11:45 a.m. at the First Unit-
S ed Mti-i to all board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members
from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged to
attend and assist in developing a county-wide prevention plan. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Dine with the Doctor dinner set
Raulerson Hospital will host another "Dine with the Doctor", a
medical series, on Tuesday, June 26. Dinner will start at 4:45 p.m.,
with the doctor's presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is
only $5. This month Dr. James Bradfield will be the guest speaker
and will be discussing the subject of "Common Problems in Meno-
pause." Dr. Bradfield is a Board-certified Gynecologist with Rauler-
son Hospital. His services include state-of-the-art, minimally inva-
sive procedures using laparoscopic surgical techniques. To R.S.V.P.
call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

Chobee Starz to host yard sale
The Chosee Starz will host a yard sale on Saturday, June 30, in
the vacant lot next to the drivers' license office, 1857 U.S. 441 South,
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To donate items for this yard sale, contact
Vance Shirley at (863) 467-1574.



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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It 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 discussion
at the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W 27th Lane.
For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
A.A. 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.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780. $
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Tuesday
Rotary Club ofOkeechobee mnets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parr:ott Ave. The mneetings:are,
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at'the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing..
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.} .
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W.
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Thursday
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.


Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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.
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.


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, ends June 22 and will be 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 ends 22, and will be from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme will
be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. For information,
call (863) 763-1699.

Red Cross Heroes lunch offered
Exit Reality Neighbors, 1120 South Parrot, will be hosting a
lunch special to benefit the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign
on Friday June 22. Lunches will be served between 11 am and 2 pm
for $6 per plate. All lunches will include Sloppy Joe, baked beans,
and dessert with a choice of potato salad or cole slaw. We offer free
delivery. Fax orders to 467-0136 or call 467-0730 or 634-2554.

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 1 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 eligible
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 be-
ginning Monday, June 25 as part of their horse day camp. This camp
is for boys and girls ages 8 18 who are comfortable with horses.
The cost is $100 per week. Camp will be held at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-
Friday. For information and sign ups call the Okeechobee County
Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458
U.S. 98 N.

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

Main Street Membership Luncheon
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a membership luncheon
meeting Wednesday, June 27, at the Golden Corral at noon. The
public is invited to attend. For more information contact program
manager, Karen Hanawalt (863)357-MAIN (6246).

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 eli-
gible 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 yourself, your
father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, stepbrother or stepsister
served in the military overseas or in the U.S. Prospective members
should bring proof of service, such as a DD-214, or pay records or
travel records. Senior Judge Kirby Sullivan will be the guest speaker.
Barbecue chicken and port will be served for a donation of $6.

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


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

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


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Okeechobee News, Friday, June 22, 2007 OTHER NEWS 5



Frog Light fire burned 18,000 acres ..' i.


-By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN -- Bob Jones,
public safety director, gave a final
report June 12, on the Frog Light
fire that recently consumed over
18,000 acres across the dry lake
bed of Lake Okeechobee near
Lakeport and Buckhead Ridge.
Mr. Jones spoke to the Glades
County Commissioners at their
regular meeting in Moore Haven.
All Glades County volunteer
fire departments responded as
well as the forestry division, wa-
ter management, neighboring
counties and a task force from
Lee County.
"We've got a very good fire de-
partment and Lee County reiter-
ated that," said Bob Jones.


According to Mr. Jones, the
fire began early Monday, May 28
about 300 yards off the Pearce
Canal near Buckhead Ridge. The
Pearce Canal had not burned
since 1998 and there was plenty
of dry vegetation to fuel the fire.
Fire fighters tried to stop the fire
at Dyess Ditch, but it continued to
be a threat to Robberson Road in
Lakeport.
Mr. Jones explained they can-
not drive upon the lake bed, so
the dike was used as a buffer
between neighborhoods and the
fire; however, the wind-swept
blaze scaled part of the dike near
Harney Pond Canal and caused
great concern.
Volunteer fire fighters worked
24 hours a day for four days to
preserve homes and businesses.


Theywere in contact with state au-
thorities every two to three hours.
People with breathing problems
were sent to Maple Grove Baptist
Church, and some Lakeport resi-
dents were told to be prepared to
evacuate if necessary.
"They did a tremendous job
about notifying the neighbor-
hoods," said Paul Beck, commis-
sioner and Lakeport resident who
witnessed the fire fighters' proce-
dures.
A major tool in controlling
wildfires is the practice of back-
fires which was used in this case
to help contain the Frog Light fire.
The backfire process eliminates
dry vegetation that fuels the main
fire, according to officials.
Luckily, the county's muck
removal project at Harney Pond


Canal Recreation Area provided a
buffer because dried plant debris
had been scraped away and was
not there to feed the flames.
"Had we not removed muck,
I'm afraid that fire would still be
going south," said Wendell Tay-
lor, Glades county manager who
observed the fire's path.
Neal Chapman, Lakeport resi-
dent, closely observed the work
of volunteers and director, Bob
Jones.
"I was a fireman for 30 years in
Miami Beach. I want to say how
proud I am to be a resident of
Lakeport. You've got to be proud
of them," said Mr. Chapman.
To see a satellite image of the
fire, go to http://earthobservatory.
nasa.gov/ and click on "natural
hazards."


County researching sexual ordinance


By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN -- The Glades
County Board of County Commis-
sioners met June 12 and covered
a variety of topics.
Wendell Taylor, county manag-
er, reported that a sexual predator
ordinance is being researched and
written up by the county attorney
with input from the sheriff's de-
partment. The language within
the ordinance involves residential
issues and must be considered by
the planning commission before
it is brought to the commission-
ers in July.
Maureen Bradley and other
Buckhead Ridge residents told
commissioners that they want


to save their property values by
restoring the canal waterways
in their fishing village, and they
will present a resolution in order
to do so. Commissioner Donna
Storter Long volunteered to help
them convert the language into
a document format which will
be presented at the next county
meeting.
Commissioner Paul Beck re-
quested that the board compose
a letter asking Lykes Brothers to
consider lifting deed restrictions
with reference to construction
and demolition landfills. The
board agreed to send the letter.
County commissioners passed
a motion to send a letter of thanks
to all of the state agencies and


neighboring counties that pro-
vided assistance for the Frog Light
fire that began May 28.
Clerk of Courts Joe Flint pro-
posed a schedule for budget
workshop meetings and a special
meeting to adopt tentative mill-
age. Commissioners approved
the three meeting dates in July.
Tracy Whirls, Enterprise Zone
Development Agency coordina-
tor, asked the commissioners
to accept two additional board
members as provided for under
Florida Statutes. The state recom-
mends including board members
that represent banking/insurance
and law enforcement. County
commissioners approved the
appointment of Sergeant Dave


Clewiston parking fines double


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON -- When violators
think it's cheaper to pay a ticket
than follow the law, 'something
has to be done.
That was the argument of
Clewiston's Chief of Police, Don
Gutshall and City Manager, Wen-
dell Johnson during Tuesday's
city commission meeting.
According to them, the city is
responding to a growing problem
in Clewiston parking violations
that are inadequate in disciplining
lawbreakers.
Chief Gutshall asked commis-
sioners to consider revising ex-
isting ordinances to increase the
amount of illegal parking fines.
Presently, violators caught by
the police are issued a $40 or $25


ticket for parking in a fire lane
or other parking violations. The
Chief Gutshall, along with Mr.
Johnson said that an increase in
fees from $40 to $100 and $25
charges to $75.
The chief of police said it is
time for the commission to ad-
dress the issue.
"We needed to do something
about it soon," said Chief Gutshall
"For many of the semi-truck driv-
ers it was cheaper to get an illegal
parking ticket than to pay for a
motel room."
The increase in fines are not
just for regular vehicles violating
the ordinance, but also for semi-
truck and trailers using parking
lots for overnight parking as well.
With a lack of many parking
places for the hundreds of semi


trucks driving through U.S. 27,
some drivers pull in to parking
lots at local establishments.
"The officers have been work-
ing hard to clear out the violators
from the Wal-Mart and Save-A-Lot
parking lots," said Chief Gutshall
"And I know that because many
of the semi-truck drivers have
come in to the department to
make complaints about it."
After listening to the chief
of police and the city manager,
commissioners approved'; the
first reading of the ordinance.
The commission has set a public
hearing for July 16, inviting com-
ments from residents, and will
then make a final determination.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez can be
reached at igonzalez@newszap.com.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police De-
partment (SPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Department
of Corrections (DOC).
*Juan Guerrero, 37, Moore
Haven, was arrested June 2 by
Deputy John Loper on charges
of battery, aggravated battery on
a pregnant person, criminal mis-
chief, burglary, petit theft and re-
sisting a law enforcement officer
'without violence. His bond was set
at $37,000.
*Johnny Wheller, 36, Moore


Haven, was arrested June 5 by
Deputy S. Weikert on felony charg-
es of smuggling contraband into
a detention facility and a misde-
-meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. He was
released to the Moore Haven Cor-
rectional Facility.
*Justin K. Thomas, 28,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 12
by SPD officer Morgan on a felony
charge of possession of a controlled
substance and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. He was also arrested on
a Highlands County warrant. His
bond was set at $65,000. .
*Reginald T. Williams, 33, Hol-
lywood, was arrested June 12 by
Deputy S. Weikert on charges of


possession of marijuana over 20
grams and smuggling contraband
into a detention facility. His bond
was set at $25,000 and he was re-
leased to the Moore Haven Correc-
tional Facility.
*Todd Cox, 24, Okeechobee,
was arrested June 15 by Deputy
R. Ermeri on a charge of driving
while license suspended habit-
ual offender. His bond was set at
$5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Glades County Roundup


Hurricane help
available
Help is still available for Hur-
ricane Wilma victims from our
local Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) but
you must register again!
Community Rebuilding Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is
a caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,
service, and faith-based groups,
,agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned individu-
als and businesses, formed to ad-
.dress the physical, emotional, and
spiritual needs of the community
in the restoration and rebuilding
,of their lives and homes in times
of a natural or man-made disas-
ter.
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitaliz-
ing and improving the quality of
life for the most vulnerable in the
community.
For more information, ques-
tions, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, please call of visit: CREW
Headquarters, First United Meth-
odist Church, 352 W. Arcade Av-
enue, Clewiston, phone (863)
983-4316 (John 3:16) or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com.


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CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, Electricians,
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend
a hand. For more information,
come by our office at 121 Cen-
tral Ave. rear entrance or email
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863) 983 2390.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties


is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, includ-
ing lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deduct-
ible. For more, information, come
by our office at 121 Central Ave.
rear entrance or email CREW-
headquarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 983-2390.

Free services offered
to help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites be-
tween the hours of noon to 2:30
p.m. You can contact Tera or Lin-
da at the Center for Independent
Living at (941) 766-8333 in Char-
lotte County to find out the days
that they will be available in those
areas.

Addiction recovery
help offered
At NARCONON ARROWHEAD
we have the answers to addiction
recovery, call us at (800) 468-6933
or log onto our web site at www.
stopaddiction.com.


Hardin and Andrew Couse to the
board.
Ms. Whirls mentioned that
boundary maps for the enterprise
zone will be studied for more op-
portunities, and that the board
is looking at hiring a consultant.
This zone will influence residents
and businesses that already lie
within its boundaries.
"Come see me if you already
have a house or business inside
the enterprise zone," said Ms.
Whirls.


Florida Archives/Irvin Peithmann

Looking Back...
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to taken at Brighton Seminole Reservation in the 1950s.



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DOH applauds health priorities in state budget


TALLAHASSEE Department
of Health (DOH) Secretary Ana
M. Viamonte Ros M.D., M.P.H.,
applauded Governor Charlie Crist
and the Legislature for the public
health strides made during the
legislative session and that are in-
cluded in the Governor's budget.
These initiatives will better help
support and expand important
health care needs to Floridians.
"I thank Governor Crist, Lt.
Governor Kottkamp and mem-
bers of the Florida Legislature for
their work, budget allocations,
and for helping the Department
carry out its mission of providing
quality public health services to
all Floridians, while also promot-
ing high health care standards,"
Viamonte Ros said,
Key Department of Health bud-
get and legislative items include:


Designation of a State
Surgeon General
The Department of Health
will be headed by the State Sur-
geon General, starting July 1, who
will act as the leading advocate for
wellness and disease prevention.
This legislation is part of a com-
prehensive approach to keeping
Floridians healthy.
30-Minute Physical
Education
Requirement
This legislation calls for
elementary school students to
get 30 minutes of physical activ-
ity each day at school. Given the
increased rates of children be-
ing overweight and the startling
rates of diabetes and other health


problems among Florida's youth,
offering more physical educa-
tion in schools is a positive step
toward improving the health of
our youth. Providing the oppor-
tunity to get more physical activity
at school will also help assist our
children in meeting the Center for
Disease Control's recommended
daily physical activity require-
ments.

Tobacco Constitutional
Amendment: $54 M
To protect Floridians es-
pecially youth from addiction,
disease and other health hazards
associated with tobacco use, an
additional $54 million will pro-
vide tobacco education and pre-
vention programs as required by
the 2006 voter-approved constitu-


tional amendment.


Healthy Start Services:
$5 million
The budget provides a $5
million increase in funding to be
used by the Healthy Start Coali-
tions throughout Florida. The
funding will support programs
focused on decreasing infant
mortality and increasing access to
prenatal care for the uninsured.

County Health
Department Repairs:
$20.2 million
This budget allotment will
be designated to Broward, Char-
lotte, Jackson, Walton, Miami-
Dade, Polk and Volusia counties
for repairs and new building


construction of the local county
health department facilities.
These buildings will help provide
better health services to the peo-
ple of Florida.
AIDS Insurance
Continuation/Drug
Assistance Program:
$1.3 million
The AIDS Insurance Con-
tinuation Program was funded at
$1.3 million to support increased
insurance costs and allow for ad-
ditional clients to be served.
Physician Assistants
May Become Certified
Paramedics
This authorizes physician


assistants who meet specified
criteria to be certified as a para-
medic.

Medical Quality
Assurance: $1.9 M
Funding will add additional
positions in the Prosecution Ser-
vices, Investigative Services and
Unlicensed Activity Units and
provide additional training within
the Board of Nursing to more ef-
ficiently serve Floridians.
Filling Drug Prescriptions
To promote and protect the
health of Floridians, this legisla-
tion authorizes physician assis-
tants, under the supervision of a
qualified physician, to dispense
non-controlled medications to
patients. This increases patient
access to prescription drugs.


New risk screen campaign to improve prenatal care


TALLAHASSEE The state is
launching a new public informa-
tion campaign this week to pro-
mote completion of the Healthy
Start risk screening, the gateway
into the Healthy Start program,
which is designed to improve
the health of pregnant women in
Florida and reduce infant mortal-
ity rates.
The campaign which in-
cludes television and radio
public service announcements,
billboards, printed reminders in
doctors' offices, and participant
testimonials was developed
by the Florida Department of
Health to raise awareness of
the importance of Healthy Start
risk screenings and "ensure
that every baby in Florida has a
Healthy Start." The campaign
begins this week and is expect-,


ed to run through August 31.
The Department of Health's
Healthy Start program, in part-
nership with 32 local Healthy
Start coalitions, has been pro-
moting healthy pregnancies
and infant care since 1991 and
has since reduced the number
of babies who die before their
first birthday by 23 percent. .
According to campaign co-
ordinators, filling out a prena-
tal risk screening .form is the
simplest way to identify factors
that place an expectant mother
at risk for complications such
as having a pre-term or low
birth weight baby. All preg-
nant women should request
the prenatal screening form at
their first prenatal visit. An in-
fant risk screening form com-
pleted just after childbirth and


before leaving the hospital
- can help identify conditions
that may lead to poor infant de-
velopmental outcomes in the
baby's first year of life.
"The amount of information
available for a pregnant wom-
an today is often overwhelm-
ing," said Deputy State Health
Officer Bonita Sorensen, M.D.,
M.B.A. "We are very serious
about our responsibility to en-
sure each and every woman
has access to the resources
she needs for a healthy preg-
nancy and a happy beginning
with her newborn baby."
The statewide campaign
to promote Healthy Start risk
screenings encourages wom-
en of childbearing age to talk
with their healthcare providers
- including physicians, nurses,


and mid-wives about the
screening forms and factors
that may increase health risks.
"While all healthcare pro-
viders are required by law to
offer their expectant patients
the form, not all do," said Mary
Jo Plews President of the
Florida Association of Healthy
Start Coalitions. "We hope this
campaign empowers women
to be proactive, to ask for the
completion of a very simple
form that may ensure their
babies have a healthy start in
life."
According to Annette
Phelps, Director, Division of
Family Health Services, having
and nurturing healthy babies
is essential for building strong,
healthy communities. Current-
ly there are 32 Healthy Start


coalitions providing education
and support to local moth-
ers and babies (up to three-
years-old) who are at risk for
poor pregnancy or develop-
mental outcomes. Eligibility
for these services which in-
clude childbirth, parenting
and breastfeeding education,
help for reducing stress and
to stop smoking, ideas for eat-
ing healthy, and more is de-
termined in part by women's
responses to questions on the
screening forms.
Of the 315,187 Healthy Start
screenings completed in Flor-
ida in 2005, 120,652 women
and infants were identified as
at-risk and eligible for Florida
's Healthy Start program.
"Pregnancy risk factors that
contribute to having a pre-


term or low birth weight baby
can happen to any woman,
often without her realizing it,"
said Deputy State Health Offi-
cer Sorensen. "I encourage all
pregnant women to take a few
extra minutes and complete
the one-page form. It could
not only free her from preg-
nancy and postpartum com-
plications, but also save her
baby's life."
The Healthy Start screen-
ing campaign is funded by the
Florida Department of Health
and coordinated by Group 5 &
Associates, a Gainesville-based
advertising agency.' To learn
more about the campaign and
Healthy Start risk screenings,
please call 1-800-451-BABY or
visit www.healthystartbaby.
com.


UF seeks collaborator for ethanol research


GAINESVILLE --- This spring,
state legislators awarded $20 mil-
lion to the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences to establish a research
plant to commercialize research-
er Lonnie Ingram's patented
technology for producing ethanol
from the woody parts of plants.
Now, UF officials are extend-
-- ng an offer to businesses: and
,professional organizations to
help make that plant a reality. The
plant will further establish UF's
reputation as one of the nation's
leading institutions for alternative
fuels research, said Ingram, a dis-
tinguished professor of microbiol-
ogy and cell science.
"I think it's wonderful that our
state has -nade this level of in-
vestment in new technology for
renewable fuel production," In-
gram said.
The new research and devel-
opment facility, to be built at an
as-yet undetermined location in
Florida, will be used to improve
production, making it faster and
more efficient, he said.
"This is a giant step forward
in our efforts to commercialize
cellulosic ethanol technology,"
said Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice
president for agriculture and nat-
ural resources.
Unlike conventional ethanol
production, which uses feed-


stocks that contain glucose, such
as corn, cellulosic ethanol tech-
nology produces fuel from ined-
ible material in plant cell walls.
Ingram created the world's
first genetically engineered E. coli
bacteria capable of converting
the sugars present in, plant fibers
into ethanol. His work at UF was
granted U.S. landmark patent No.
5,000,000 in 1991, and he and col-
leagues have been working to im-
prove and refine the process ever
since.
The technology is licensed to
a Massachusetts-based company
called Celunol, which built a pi-
lot plant in Jennings, La., in 1999.
The facility, which has the capac-
ity to produce 50,000 gallons of
ethanol a year, is testing potential
ethanol feedstocks, ranging from
sugar cane to trees.
Meanwhile, across the street
from the Jennings plant, Celunol
is revamping a vacant oil refin-
ery into a demonstration facility
capable of producing 1.4 million
gallons of ethanol a year.
The new Florida plant will help
that effort by allowing experimen-
tation and rapid implementation
of improvements in the process.
It also will serve as a test facility
for full scale commercialization
and as a training ground for engi-
neers and scientists.
"We've demonstrated in a


lab and on a small scale that the
technology works, but there are
several opportunities for improve-
ments to get this technology fully
commercialized," Cheek said.
To that end, IFAS officials are
seeking a collaborator that has
built-in infrastructure to help
house the plant, including roads,
stearm aind, electric, power, and a
steadystream of nearby feedstock
- anything from sugar cane rem.
nants to tree limbs to make the
ethanol.
Notice of what's called an "in-
vitation to negotiate" is expected
to be posted at www.purchasing.
ufl.edu. It will also be sent to pri-
vate companies and .professional
organizations whose members
may be interested in working
with UF.
It will be at least 1 1/2 to 2
years before the plant is produc-
ing ethanol, Ingram said. Initially,
the plant is expected to produce 1
million to 2 million gallons each
year, but eventually that amount
will be 7 million to 10 million gal-
lons a year.
The plant could be built any-
where in the state, although it
would be best located near gaso-
line and ethanol blending facili-
ties on either coast, he said.
Ingram said the UF cellulosic
ethanol plant is one of a number
of alternative fuel projects going


Obituaries


Hubert "Topper"
Hurst III
Hubert "Topper" Hurst III, age
47, of Spring Hill, died June 19,
2007. Mr. Hurst was born Sept.
16, 1959 in Fort Pierce, to Hu-
bert H., Jr. and Patricia Hurst. He
worked in construction, was an
avid fisherman and loved his Har-
ley Davidson.
Mr. Hurst was preceded in
death by hi.s son, Johnny Hurst
and daughter, Cassie Hurst.
He is survived by his wife,
Tracy Hurst of Spring Hill; two
sons, Joshua and Jacob Hurst of
Spring Hill; parents, Hubert H., Jr.
and Patricia Hurst of Hernando
Beach; two brothers, Daryl Hurst
of Spring Hill and Craig Hurst of
Lantana; and several aunts, un-
cles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 11 until
2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral ser-
vices will be at 2 p.m. Saturday,
June 23 at Bass Okeechobee Cha-
pel with Brother David F. White-
sell officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com
All arrangement are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St.

Dinnah Sue Addison
Dinnah Sue Addison, 51, of
Okeechobee died Thursday, June
21, 2007 at Raulerson Hospital.


Born April 11, 1956 in Knoxville,
Tennessee she had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
28 years. She enjoyed the Biloxi
Casinos, her grandchildren and
the Miami Dolphins.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, Frank and Mae Lowe.
She is survived by her husband
of 33 years, Bruce (Randy) Addi-
son of Okeechobee, son; Gerald
(Aimee) Addison of Kill Devil Hill,'
N.C., daughters; Brandy Addison
of Okeechobee, Tina Addison of
Deland, brothers; Edward (Josie)
Lowe, Ernest (Carolyn) Lowe,
both of Okeechobee, and Robert
(Barbara) Lowe of Ohio, sisters;
Linda (Dale) Fralix of Spruce
Pine, Ala., Nancy (John) Venter
of Okeechobee, Helen (James)
Calhoun of Sterns, Ky., Theresa
(Phil) Flowers of Live Oak, and 11
grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday,
June 23, 2007 from 4 until 7 p.m.
and services on Sunday at 1p.m.
in Buxton Funeral Home Chapel,
110 NE Fifth St.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE Fifth St, Okeechobee.

Davie Marie 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.
Mrs. Vaughn is survived by


sons, Kenneth Vaughn and his
wife, Waneta of Jupiter and
James "Jimmy" Vaughn of Free-
port; daughter, Barbara Miller of
Port St. Lucie; niece, Kitty John-
son 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, re-
ception following.

Richard Johnson
Hales
Richard Johnson Hales, 59,
died Thursday, June 21, 2007 at
his residence in Okeechobee.
Born February 9, 1948 in Mi-
ami, he was a lifetime resident
of Okeechobee and was owner
and operator of Hales Farm since
1972.
Mr. Hales is survived by his
wife, Sue Hales, daughters; Debra
(John) Sales, Karla (Quinton)
Roby, brother; Norman Hales,
and grandchildren; Raith Sales,
Kiersten Sales, and Macallister
-Roby all of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Monday,
June 25, 2007 from 9 until 10
a.m. and services at 10 a.m., with
Rev. Mike Peppers Officiating in
the Buxton Funeral Home Cha-
pel, 110 NE Fifth St.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE Fifth St., Okeechobee.


on around the country, as the oil
importation problems and higher
gasoline prices have made the
search for alternative fuels a pri-
ority.
Federal officials announced
last week that the Department of
Energy and the Department of Ag-
riculture had selected 11 projects
Sto receive a total of $8.3 million
. robfu,_ls relr-irch to accelerate
i-e de elropment ,:,t alter nai.e
fuels.
Of that amount, UF is receiv-
ing $750,000 for a 36-month
project that looks at the potential
for sweet sorghum as a potential
feedstock for ethanol production.
UF's Wilfred Vermerris and
co-researcher Gebisa Ejeta of
Purdue University will study ways
to boost the fermentable sugar in
the sorghum plant to improve its
use in ethanol production.






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your village?" he again inquired.
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considerate," the young man
said.
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the same -- wonderful, thought-
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man smilingly replied.
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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June
22, through Thursday, June 28,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Evan Almighty"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. only.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday 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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DOG, male, white w/black, to
good home only, conditions
apply. (863)697-8948
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

HOUND DOG MIX- Free to
Good Home. 3yrs old. Very
playful & good with kids.
(863)763-5067 -
MANURE COMPOST, great for
gardening. (863)675-0552
WASHER & DRYER- FREE,
you must haul
(863)675-3412



OKEECOUNTY- Thurs. 6/21
8am-2pm, Fri, Sat. & Sun.
June 22nd 24th, 8am-12pm,
11600 State Rd. 70 E,
1 mi. from Berman Rd.
Large Amount of Items!
(863)763-3963 for directions

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23rd, 8am-1 pm, 908 SE
15th St. (The Oaks at BH).
Something 4 Everyone!


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OKEE., Sat. 6/23 8am-3pm, &
Sun. 6/24 12pm-4pm, 6725
SW 9th St. (Near Lazy 7 area).
Clothes, Furniture, Tools, Elec-
tronics, ic,:rit,, ea, Bedding
& Much More!


YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
ing Female for dining &
beaches. (863)801-3031

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Employment
Full-Time 205
Employment
Medical 210
Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment

Job Training 227
Sales 230



DRIVER- CLASS A CDL
w/clean record for busy Co.
Dump Trk, & Pump Trk. exp
a plus. Call (863)634-5677


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 N E 3rdAve.
DFWP/EOE
ESTIMATOR with experience
for local construction com-
pany. Bene-
fits.(863)467-0831 DFWP
FOREMAN, Working Grade,
Needed in Okeechobee.
Salary based on exp. Apply
in person 12575 Hwy. 70 E.
-Pier 2 Resort Hiring-
Night Audit
Front Desk
Bartenders
Housekeepers
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003


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MANAGEMENT POSITION
3iiiriguil required.
Fax resume: 863-462-5878

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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before responding or send-
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numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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


Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-6976383


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Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
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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
KENMORE STOVE Electric,
Ivory, good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773.
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $50
(863)697-2033
REFRIGERATOR- 21 cu ft, GE,
good condition, $200
(863)983-4940
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
frostproof, works great,
needs paint. $50
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
UPRIGHT FREEZER, 20 cu. ft.,
frost free, with lock. $250 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
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


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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
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Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01
PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prujessiunul
Installation of Storm
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
STOAM SECURITY DOORS,
(?) bhck, steel, 32"x80" &
S ...:. ', $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'x10' 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


AUTOGRAPHED & JERSEY
CARDS- Football, Basketball
& baseball, $2000 neg.
(239)398-2628


SEEBURG JUKE BOX- asking
$600 (863)234-9595
SPORTS COLLECTION, mint
condition, Make Offer. Call
for appt. (863)610-0466
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


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
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 ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf,, 6 chairs,
asking $250/best offer.
(863)610-2946.
DINING SET Sears Home
Life, pine wood w/2 inserts,
4 side chairs, 2 arm chairs.
$250. (863)634-5294
DRESSER, Bassett, 3 drawer,
1 door, like new, $100.
(863)763-7989
GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR-
good condition, $80 or best
offer (863)697-2168
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. $200. 863-697-2033



NORDIC TRACK- Space Saver
Elliptical, 4 mos old, mint
condition $500
(863)673-3844
TREADMILL- works, $35
(863)357-4195


ADJUSTABLE BED- Craftmat-
ic, Like new condition. New
$5000. Asking $600.
(863)675-1553
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $950. or best
offer. (863)634-0164


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
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


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
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3,. 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm



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
ORGAN- electric, works, $50
(863)357-4195


AKC LAB PUPS- 8 M, 3 F,
Chocolate & yellow, ready
June 25th, shots, health cert.
$500 (863)634-6464
BABY BALL PYTHON- asking
$35 (863)675-6183 after
4:30pm
BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
Males $50 Females $75
(863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, AKC,
male & female, short & long
hair, $350 & up, 1st shots &
wormed, adult sz. 3-4 Ibs.
863-381-9234.
DOG PEN, Chain link, 8x8x4.
$50 (863)467-5360
PUPPY, Chocolate Pit Mixed
Red Nose, 1st shots, 12
weeks, male, $250
(772)359-2707



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
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.
(863)675-2596



MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $850 or best
offer. (863)634-6476


HOME THEATER: Elite Audio
EA-609, Surround Sound, Pd
$5300 Sacrifice for $500.
LaBelle area. (239)357-6889


TOSHIBA PROJECTION TV,
50", $150. (863)467-1699


ELECTRIC MOTOR- Baldor,
17.25 rpm, 3 hp, 115/230
volt. $100. or best offer.
(863)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
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


WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture
=. .M


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



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
STUD QUARTER HORSE:
Dun/Bay, 8 mo. old. Well
mannered $350 firm.
(863)467-6725
THOROUGHBRED,
very loving 10 yr. j'
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
JOHN DEERE Tractor rider
lawnmower, Kawasaki eng.,
hydrostatic drive, new batt.
$750. 954-581-8328
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
SNAPPER PRO 36" hydro-
static drive walk behind
mower, extras, runs great.
$1300. (954)581-8328


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TILLER- Yard Machine, 5.5 hp
B & S, asking $150
(863)675-4697 Muse, Fl


LIMOUSINE BULL 7 yr. old,
reg., $1200.
(863)610-2946.



BEAUTIFUL CANARY ISLAND
DATE PALMS, for sale,
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(863)634-3300


Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
DOWNTOWN OKEECHOBEE-
Shady yard, 2br, 1ba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
EFFICIENCY, Moorehaven,
Incl. util's & appis, 2 person
max. Can be used for office.
$1050/mo. (863)946-3333
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1V BA,
Appl., Furnished, Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Close
to Town. $850. mo. includ-
ing water. Annual Lease. Call
Vikki 863-763-0043
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 req. Call 561-
762-7660 or 561-743-0192
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.


Clean 3/2, 4 acres, animal
friendly,, fully fenced, SE
128th Ave., avail now,
$1350 mo. + sec.
561-762-3309
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec
(863)801-9163
Okee, 2BR, 1BA on 3704 NW
36th Ave., $800 mo. +
$400 sec., Ig. yard & shade
tree. 863-532-9182
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, 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
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail. now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
ON RIM CANAL, 1 BR. in pre-
stigious area, 441 S.E. w/
Large screened in porch.
$1000 mo. + sec. dep. In-
cludes util'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. dep. In-
cludes until's. (863)763-4149
(863)561-758-4337
RICK'S RENTALS LLC 2/2
lake access, Treasure Island,
$800 mo., Avail. Now!
561-262-1390
SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D
no pets. $950/mo,'$2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
unfurn duplex. Avail. 6/1st,
$750/mo + deposit. Apple
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
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
OFFICE SPACE
in Okeechobee Near Riverside
Bank. Approx 700-1200
sq ft. Call (863)357-8303


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
OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm,
for rent. Inclds Util, Cable,
Pool & Kitchen privileges.
$150/wk (863)223-2091
STUART, Downtown, Private
Bdrm. w/full house privileg-
es. $450 mo. + $200 sec.
dep. & ref's. (772)324-1611



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

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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 1080




OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sq ft. Asking $158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, villa,
remodeled, great condition,
$120,000 or best offer.
(863)697-0414
IffBIes -al 125


OKEECHOBEE: 2
CBS Home, 2
yard.
(863)763-7060


Bdrm., 1Ba
lots. Fenced
$90,000.


Acre, /2 +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.
(863)610-0219



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



WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$105,000 (863)610-2126

Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
PLATTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
le wide, 14'x80', on6/2 ac.,
$900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)610-2126



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Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
feurn, many extras, new
CA/Heat, 40' decked screen
rm, 40' carport, 12x12 shed
w/ W&D, in adult park on rim
canal $25,000. 863-357-1784


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHIONS,
with covers, new, never
used, $250. (863)634-2542
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$9,000. 863-763-2957
qeoreene34974@yvahoo.com
BASS MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-9352
BOAT 21' Stamas, cuddy
cabin, 235 Evinrude, trailer,
solid, runs good, $2000
firm. (863)467-7415.
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
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
SAILING DINGY. 8ft, fiber-
glass, complete w/sails,
oars, exc shape, $590
(863)234-1994
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038
TRACKER '04, 18ft., Model
PT185, 90hp Mercury, w/15
hrs. 6 yr engine warranty,
araged, 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


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- Silverwing, 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
YAMAHA SCOOTER '04, Bare-
ly used, 222 miles, $1500
(561)262-0510



HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -


1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
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
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565


SALEM '99- By Forest River,
30 ft + slide, full kitc & bath,
Queen bed, very good cond.
$7400 (772)220-7974


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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4-035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40F60
Utility Trailers 40655
Vans 4070




BUICK LESABRE, '90, good
condition, runs well, $1400.
(863)612-0992
BUICK PARK AVE '92, all
plush interior, orig. 112K,
needs trans work, best offer
over $800. (863)983-2868
CHEVY CAVALIER 1996, 4
cyl., Auto., Cold A/C and
New tires. $2000.
(863)634-0399
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
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '97- runs,
asking $400 or best offer
(863)824-3471 for details
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92- 4 new
tires, blown head gasket,
$200 (772)215-7009
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- 2 door,
needs transmission $300
(863)261-2511

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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
$400 (863)467-8318 or
(772)260-0686
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


Noah's North Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17" St., Suite B Okeechobee, FL
863-634-3049
Open Mon.- Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. 53500
Wall Hugger . . . . . . . 24000
Swivel Rocker ................ S27900
Small Recliner ................- 1250"
Sofa Sleeper (Queen) .......... 42500
Full Sleeper . . . . . . . . 41500
M ini Sleeper ................ 39900
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... 0999'0 ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... -25000
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mattresses
Twin ....15000
Full.......0199" Pillowtop ..... .22500
Queen s22000 Pillowtop ..... s25500
King s25500 Pillowtop ..... $399
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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
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $150. or
best offer. (863)634-7318
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- 4 33-12.50 A/T tires
on Dodge rims w/5x5.5 bolt
pattern. $200.
(863)634-0592
TIRES- 4 Goodyear Eagle,
275/55/20 tires. 50% tread.
$200. (863)634-0592
TIRES: For Toyota Tercel, All 4
for $90. (863)261-2511
TV, VCR & DVD for a vehicle,
with remotes & wires, $300
or best offer. (863)763-7444


WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)467-9709


CHEVY DUALLY- '84, 454
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
CHEVY S10 1991, Strong 4.3
L, V6, New dual exhaust.
Good tires. Overall a good
truck. $1200 863-634-5914
DODGE 3500 DUALLY '95 10
cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed,
new tires, auto, a/c, only 29k
mi., mint cond., $6500.
(863)467-8600 Izzys Tire
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
MAZDA PU '86- 5spd, runs,
tool box, $700 or best offer
(239)728-8521


FORD F100, '82, 3.81, V6, 3
spd. manual trans., truck cap
& tool box incl, $1200 or
best offer. (863)763-8335
FORD PICKUP, '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2454
GMC SONOMA- '96, Runs
good. Cold A/C. 5 speed.
Great on gas! $2500.
(863)228-0580
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


CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $3500. Call
(863)763-2957.
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '90, re-
built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on
new holly tbi, runs great,
$1600. (863)674-0013
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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board sitting as the Local Planning Agency. The
public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 7:00 p m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW Second Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider
amendments to the Comprehensive Plan of Okeechobee County, Florida and to
consider transmittal of these amendments to the Board of County Commissioners
for consideration. These amendments are associated with an application for de-
velopment approval of a development of regional impact known as The Grove.
The Future Land Use Map Series, the Future Land Use Element and the Capital Im-
provements Element are proposed to be amended. These amendments may affect
property values.
A copy of the proposed amendments shall be available for inspection by the public
during normal business hours at the Okeechobee County Planning and Develop-
ment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972'.,,' i-
parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the i'.'' "r
amendments, and may submit written comments to the Planning and Develop-
ment Department prior to the hearing.
If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the local planning agency with
respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of
the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
219692 ON 6/22/07_____________


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 WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classiteids.


Community Events


Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering Va-
cation Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The
school will be held Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6
'until 9 p.m. For information,'call
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs forthe 2008
Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the
featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and
entry forms and complete contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.
gov/okee -- select Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur
photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For
information, call (863) 462-5260.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could
not have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and,
the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening. Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and oth-
er items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/
AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment re-
quirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.


Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.
floridasac.org.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school
supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner
cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at
The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056,
or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101
S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-
8360. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and
most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for
all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 769-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.


ENCLOSED TRAILER, alumi-
num, 5x8, $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4537 or
(863)357-3604
FLATBED TRAILER--16', Dual
axle, New tires & wheels.
Diamond plate fenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER,
16 Ft. $800. (863)763-2957


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 6:00 p m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 992: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO COM-
MERCIAL (C); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 07-010-SSA submitted by Brad Goodbread, on be-
half of property owners) G4 Land & Cattle, Co, and George A. Goodbread. The
request is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to
Commercial (C) for property Idocated at 2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Lots 1 through 4 of Block 2, Royal Oak Addition, as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approxi-
mately 0.650 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and.evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286,26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
219841 ON 6/22/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 989: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 716,
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PARTICULARLY SECTION 90-401 OF
THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SECTION 90-402 OF THE LAND DE-
VELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SECTION 90-403 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS, SECTION 90-404 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS,
SECTION 90-405 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, SECTION
90-406 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AND SECTIONS 90-407
TO 90-440 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, REVISING THE
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) DISTRICT AND ADDING DIVISION 13
FOR THE RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD-R) DISTRICT; PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE'ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based, City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
DD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
219777 ON 6/22/07_____________


I Public Notice


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


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


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBUC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 991: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO COM-
MERCIAL (C); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No.' 07-009-SSA submitted by Vikki Aaron, on behalf of
property owner Mauro Tovar. The request is to change the Future Land Use desig-
nation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 701
Northeast 3rd Street. Legal description: Lots 7 to 12of Block 116, City of Okee-
chobee Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida and is approximately 1.032 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance'with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
D 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
219839 ON 6/22/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Cit Council of the City of Okeechobee, Fldorida will
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter to
consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 986: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL
ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE
FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL
OFFICE (CPO) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDING-
LY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 07-004-R, submitted by Muham-
mad Nooruddin, on behalf.of property owners, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC. The pet-
tion is to change the zoning designation Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1)to
Commercial Professional Office (CPO) for property located at 608 Northeast 2nd
Avenue. Legal description: Lots 3 to 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee Subdivi-
sion, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida, and is
approximately 0.64 acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based, City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records ol
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
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Christian Doyle and Chase Quesinberry prepare to skateboard down a ramp on their first
day of skateboard camp, June 18. The camp in hosted by Communities in Schools and the
Police Athletic League.


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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
must have a completed physical
form and parental consent form
before being allowed to partici-
pate. Forms can be picked up in
the main office of YMS. Open gym
will begin July 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.,


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and continue every Tuesday and
Thursday. For information contact
Melinda Gray at (863) 697-2795.
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 Participation Day" will be
conducted on Fridays. Call Dale
Atkinson, I.R.C.C. softball coach
at (772) 462-7410 or datkinso@
ircc.edu. Please make a note that
all registrations need to be made
in the W building at the Cashier's
Window. Do not mail checks.


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Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Marga-
ret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda
at (863) 357-0166.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal
Law 828.30 Rabies vaccina-
tion of dogs, cats and ferrets.
Okeechobee County Ordinance
Sec. 10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okeechobee


City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must have a
revaccination 12 months after the
initial vaccination. Thereafter, re-
vaccination requirements would
conform to the vaccine manufac-
turer's direction. Vendors should
be reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with
a health certificate issued by a li-
censed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863).
357-3225.


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Splashin' Around
Children from the Rock Solid Kids Camp through the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee (left to right) Alyssa Baird, 7,
Justice Talley, 8, Audrey Craig, 8, and MaKayla Underwood, 9, splashed around in the pool at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on Wednesday, June 20.


Summer Chillin'
Locals (left to right) Blake Everett, 7, Lucas Hernandez, 7, Matthew Guillen, 8, and
Okeechobee Sports Complex chillin' in the pool passing their summer time away.


Jose Aguirre, 8, was sitting at the


AGRI-CIVlC CENTER
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Located at 4200 East Highway 70
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