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Vol. 98 No. 177 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 50 Plus tax


Briefs
Today's meetings
The Okeechobee Count
Planning Board/Board of Ad-
justments and Appeals will
meet at 7 p.m. in the County
Commission Chambers in the
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W Second St.
Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okeechobee County
has been lifted. For information
call (863) 763-5544.
Glades County
burn ban not lifted
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban
in Glades County has not
been lifted, and will remain in
effect until further notice. For
information, call (863) 946-
6020.
New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now
limited 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 numbers
are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is available
by calling (800) 250-4200; or,
by going to the South Florida
Water Management website at
www.sfwmd.gov.
Navigation 'lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South .Florida' Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bottom
of the lock chamber to become
a navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the
navigation lock has become
shallow enough that boaters
may have difficulty navigating
safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260.

Drought Index
Current: 381
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 11.98 feet
Source. South
Florida Water.
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


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Safe & SMART: Keeping kids stimulated


Olee:hobee News.'Victoria Hannon
After the end of an inning, students at the Safe and SMART program change sides of
the field and prepare for the next part of the kickball game. The program is currently
being held at Yearling Middle School where students played kickball as part of their
outside time on Monday, June 25.

YMS hosting summer program


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Among the plethora of other
summer activities opened to
the children of Okeechobee
County, Yearling Middle School
is playing host to the 21st
Century Community Learning
Center's Safe and SMART
(Securing. Multidisciplinary
Approaches and Resources
Together) Futures Program.
The program is currently
under way and will continue
through July 3 -- having lasted
20 days.
Students in middle school
were offered a chance to
enhance their knowledge
during the summer months by
taking part in this program. The
students that signed up spend
a portion of their summer at
the middle school in classes
aimed at increasing not only
their reading skills, but their
computer and math skills as
well.
"Some of the students
are here because they. want
to be, but a few are here for
credit retrieval," stated Dylan
Tedders, head of the program
for Yearling.


These students work on the computers at the Summer
Camp being hosted at Yearling Middle School. The Safe
and SMART futures program permits the students to in-
crease their skills while interacting with children their
own age during the summer months.


The program is not only
focused on keeping the
children mentally stimulated,
but physically active as well.
"During the first week we
played football and soccer, this
week we are playing kickball,"
commented Mr. Tedders.
There are around 100
students enrolled in this
program, a low when
compared to the turnout
in years past of around 140
students.
"The county is doing a


better'job at providing summer
programs for the kids," stated
Mr. Tedders. "Now they have
other camps to choose from
-- a lot would rather do horse
camp or H20 instead of going
to school."
The grant that funds the
program allows for the students
to be bused to and from the
school and provides funds for
the 10 teachers taking part in
the program."This is our eighth
See YMS Page 2


Planners to


consider new



development


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When 'they meet Tuesday,
June 26, the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and .Appeals
will consider three applications
to install used dwelling units in
residential mixed zoning areas,
as well as a new housing
development on U.S. 441 S.E..
Cheryl Freeman has asked
to install a used dwelling unit
on .N.,W. 36th .Terrace. Staff
has recommended approval
providing new siding is
installed, Concepcion Medrano
wants to install a used dwelling
unit on N.E. Eighth Way. Staff
is recommending approval


If you go
What: Okeechobee County
Planning Board
Where: Okeechobee County
Counhouse. 304 N.W. Second St.
When: 7 p.m.
provided the siding is repaired
or replaced.
However, staff is
recommending disapproval
of Jorge and Eulogia Servin's
eiques to install a used
dwelling on N.\ 4611 Terrace.
D)isappioAIl is recommended
because of deficiencies in the
unit, the unit does not meet
See Planners Page 2


Two men charged

in scam aimed

at local businesses


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men
have been booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail for
their alleged involvement with
a scam aimed at bilking money
out of local businesses.
Charged were Rick Erwin
Cress, 52, and Randy Lee
Shugart, 40. Cress was charged
with five counts of fraud/
cheating and one count of
trespassing. His bond has been
set at $27,000. Shugart was
charged with five counts of
fraud/cheating.
Cress and Shugart were
arrested June 18 by OCSO
Detective Willy Post.
According to information
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Cress


Rick
Cress


Randy
Shugart


would call different businesses
in Okeechobee County and
identify himself as a local
cattleman. He would then tell
the business he was out of
town, but one of his trucks was
broken down on the turnpike
and he needed to get some
money to the truck driver.
He would then ask the
business to loan him between
See Scam Page 2


Index
Classifieds ........................ 8-10
C om ics ....................................... 7
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword................................. 8
Obituaries.................................. 3
Opinion..................................... 4
Speak O ut ............................... 4
Sports ....................... 12
TV ............................................ 10
Weather ..................................... 2
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Store clerks don't sell booze to minors


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An operation into the illegal
sales of alcohol had a pleasant
ending for the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) in
that no clerks sold to the underage
buyer.
The Wednesday, June 20,
operation came on the heels of
a similar operation conducted
last month. However, in that May
operation 18 clerks from the 35
stores checked sold alcohol to
the underage buyer. Those clerks
were subsequently arrested on


misdemeanor charges of sale
of alcohol products to a person
under the age of 21 and each
clerk's bond was set at $100.
"No one sold in this operation,"
said Sheriff Paul May of last
week's endeavor. "I'm glad, and
we will continue to conduct these
operations and, hopefully, no
one will sell to these underage
individuals in the future."
On June 20, an individual under
the age of 21 who was helping
OCSO investigators went to 19
convenience stores and tried to
buy alcohol. But, the attempts


were unsuccessful.
In the operation staged in May,
the young buyer would enter the
store and try to buy beer. In one
case, the clerk asked the buyer's
age and the buyer told the clerk
they were underage. But, the
clerk sold the volunteer the beer
anyway.
In that operation, the detective
would watch the sale. After
leaving the store, the buyer would
make contact with the detective
and turnover the alcohol. The
detective then went into the
store, ostensibly to buy a soft


drink or something, and strike
up a conversation with the clerk.
Through this conversation the
investigator learned the clerk's
name.
A few days later the detective
returned to the store and identified
the clerk thorough employment
records.
"My suggestion is, if the clerks
have any doubts at all about the
age of someone buying alcohol,
check their identification closely.
If they have any doubt about
the identification, don't sell to
them," said Sheriff May.


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Planners
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the county's minimum housing
standards and installing the unit
in the area would not be in the
best long-term interest of the
area.
David Feltenberger has
requested a special exception
to allow sand mining in an
agriculture zoning area on
S.W 26t Avenue. Staff is
recommending disapproval
- because of increased residential,
school and church development
in the area.
Paul and Deanna Mitchell and
Donald Macintosh have requested


an amendment of a previously
granted special exception to
allow for mini self-storage units
in a heavy commercial zoning
district on U.S. 441 S. The original
special exception required a
minimum 20-foot setback from all
property lines. The applicants are
requesting that that requirement
be deleted.
Robert and Margaret Kretiz
have requested a special'
exception to allow for a storage
activity and contractor's yard in
a commercial zoning district on
S.R. 70 E.
In connection with the Fort
Drum Crystal Mine, Glenna Rucks
is requesting a special exception
for an RV park in an agriculture


zoning districts on N.E. 304th
Street.
Hudd Gorham and Cheryl
Simons have requested a change
in zoning from residential mixed
to neighborhood commercial
2. In their application they
stated that they had no special
commercial use in mind at this
time.
Big Lake Land Management
has requested a change in zoning
from commercial to heavy
industrial for their U.S. 98 N.
property. This proposed change
would allow them to operate a
metal recycling business.
Land Ventures of America, the
developers of Eagles Landing a
proposed mixed use development


including about 622 dwelling
units and 16 acres of commercial
use -- is requesting a change in
zoning from residential general
to planned development. The
property in question is located
on the north side of U.S. 441 S.E.
west of Nubbin Slough.
A second public hearing on
the above requested zoning
changes will be held before
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners on
Thursday, July 12, at 9 a.m.
in the commission chambers
in the Okeechobee County
Courthouse.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


- Community Events


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.

Discount cards aid youth activities


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Scam
Continued From Page 1
$100 and $200. Shugart would
then go by the business and pick
up the cash.
At least five businesses gave
the men money, said the OCSO
report.
OCSO Lieutenant Billy
Markham said Monday, June
25, it is believed there are more
businesses that may have fallen
for the scam. If that is the case,
those businesses are asked to call
Detective Post at (863) 763-3117.


Lt. Markham said Cress was
released- from prison on Sept.
19, 2006, after serving a three-
year sentence at the Apalachee
West Correctional Facility. Cress
was convicted on a charge of
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon.
Shugart's only arrest, said Lt.
Markham, was in March of this
year when he was arrested by
the OCSO on a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Records indicate
he pleaded no contest to the
charge and was ordered to pay a
fine and all court costs.


/IS graders at Osceola and Yearling.
Then, we invite students that
Continued From Page 1 have taken part in the Safe and
SMART programs throughout
year of the program," said Mr. ART programs throughout
Tedders. "We are sponsored by a the year and finally we open it
state-sponsored grant. The grant to everyone else." The program
dictates that we first offer the is currently up for grant renewal,
program to the incoming sixth but has not yet been approved.



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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.
Proceeds 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
requirements 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
information, 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
advocate 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 vwww.
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.


News Briefs

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

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

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


Cold Warm Stationary Low High


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Okeechobee Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 90. The wind will be from
the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The wind will be
from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from
the east at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers
rain is 40 percent.
Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain
is 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain
is 40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.

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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
'Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
ICity Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
-the Florida Fish and Wildlife
'Conservation Commission
.(FWC) or the Department of
'Corrections (DOC).
Crystal Sampson, 33, Center
Street, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 6 by Deputy Corporal S.
SGreen on an Okeechobee County
-warrant charging her with
violation of probation grand
theft, violation of probation
- dealing in stolen property
and violation of probation
- giving false information to a
pawnbroker. She was released
on her recognizance.
Ronald Marion Carter, 56,
S.E. 28t St., Okeechobee, was
arrestedJune 7byDOC'sAlfredaL.
McFarlane on a charge of violation
of probation felony battery. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Steve Tarbell, 41, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 20 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with amended


violation of probation driving
while license suspended. He is
being held without bond.
James Johanningsmeier,
47, W. Third St., Okeechobee,
was arrested June 20 by Deputy
Donna Lee on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation
- driving under the influence. He
is being held without bond.
Maureen L. McKinney, 45,
S.E. 33rd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 20 by Deputy Harold
Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation grand
theft. Her bond was set at $250.
Steven Ivory Bohannon,
26, S.E. 1911 Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested June 22 by Deputy
Timothy A. Higgins on charges of
forgery (five counts) and uttering
a forged instrument (five counts).
His bond on these charges was
set at $25,000. He was also
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants that charged him with
failure to appear obtaining a
controlled substance by fraud
(three counts), failure to appear
- trafficking in hydrocodone and
failure to appear possession
of a controlled substance. He
is being held without bond on


these charges.
Edward R. Trent, 41,
S.W. 15th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 22 by Deputy
Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
failure to file six consecutive tax
returns. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Jessica Lee Allen, 34,
Old Lakeport Road, Lakeport,
was arrested Jurne 22 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force on a charge of possession
of cocaine with intent to sell. Her
bond was set at $5,000.
Joseph Jonathan Sweat, 21,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested June 22
by Deputy Kristin Gray on a felony
charge of exposure of sexual
organs, and a misdemeanor
charge of battery. His bond was
set at $10,000.
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 newspaper. The information
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Community Events

Fundraiser benefits The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a fundraiser at
the KOA Kampground on U.S. 441 S. from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thurs-
day, July 19. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to re-open the
center at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets for the steak or chicken dinner
are $25 per person or $125 per table. The guest speaker will be Tim
DeTellis. For information, contact Laurie Garner at (863) 634-8523.

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

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

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor
courses 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
Hospice. 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,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program 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 sum-
mer and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For informa-
tion, 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.



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Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor,
I wonder how many people
reading this letter have ever heard
of Michael New?
I have never seen anything
about him in the big controlled
newspapers.


He was the soldier, 11 years
ago, who refused to remove the
U.S. flag patch from his shoul-
der and replace it with the U.N.
patch.
He was dishonorably dis-
charged from the service -- as
were more since then for' simi-


Upcoming Events
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. 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. Any-
one 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
information, 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 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. Any-
one 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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone
that might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 209 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St..
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The pub-
lic is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to los-


ing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.


lar actions -- and has been bat-
tling his discharge in the courts
all these years. He just received
word from the Supreme Court
that they would not review his
petition.
It is a sickening feeling to want
to go to protect your country and


they don't want you.
I believe that if more of the
public knew about this case there
would be more uproar.
Is there anything that you can
do about it?
Vee Kleinfelder


Community Events

Extension office plans rain barrel workshop
Rain barrels are a convenient and efficient way to collect rainwa-
ter. They provide a free source of water for irrigating your landscape
and potted plants, and help reduce the storm water runoff from your
yard. To learn more about rain barrels and to make your own barrel,
plan to attend the rain barrel workshop on Tuesday, June 26, at the
Okeechobee County Extension Service, 423 U.S. 98 N., from 5:30
until 7 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call
(863) 763-6469 to sign up. The cost is $25 and includes a rain barrel
and conversion kit.

Church offers sports camp
The First Baptist Church will host a free sports camp alternative
at the recreation center, 301 S.W Fifth St. The camp will be held for
six consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 26. Camp hours will be
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The camp is for children who have completed
grades three through five. To register or for more information, call
(863) 763-2171.

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.

Main Street Membership Luncheon
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a membership luncheon meet-
ing 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).

'98 Class Reunion Meeting
The class of 1998 reunion meeting is scheduled to be held on
Thursday, June 28, at the Okeechobee Sports Complex wooden
jungle pavilion at 6 p.m. To add your name to the reunion list, e-mail
ohs98grads@yahoo.com

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

VFW Post plans membership drive
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold a
membership drive and barbecue on Wednesday, July 4, from noon
until 3 p.m. You are eligible for membership in the VFW, AMVETS,
VFW men's auxiliary or the VFW ladies auxiliary if 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
resource committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. until
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 Wil-
liams at (863) 634-9015.
OSAC board will meet July 10
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 until 11:45 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The meeting is open to all
board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
634-9015.

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 wel-
come 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 informa-
tion, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual'Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pag-
eant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to purchase
needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months to 21 years.
Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are beauty,
photogenic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover
queen/king for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July
8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may be picked up at Kid's


Corner, the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by Bobbi
and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For information call Donny
Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at
Fire/Rescue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.






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Florida community colleges celebrate 50 years


TALLAHASSEE This
month, Florida's Community
College System celebrated its
50th anniversary. Since 1957,
the Community College System
has been providing Floridians in-
creased access to postsecondary
education and workforce train-
ing opportunities. A celebration
commemorating this impressive
milestone was held earlier this
month and attended by Lt. Gov-
ernor Jeff Kottkamp, an Edison
Community College alumnus,
among others.
"Governor Crist and I con-
gratulate Florida's Community
College System on 50 years of
excellence in education," said Lt.
Governor Kottkamp. 'As a gradu-
ate of one of Florida's outstand-
ing community colleges, I expe-
rienced firsthand the world-class


academic programs that support
and strengthen Florida's eco-
nomic growth and development
by expanding access to higher
education, preparing students to
enter the state university system
and providing workforce educa-
tion programs to meet the evolv-
ing needs of local communities."
During the past 50 years, Flor-
ida's Community College System
has made a number of notable
accomplishments. Some high-
lights of these accomplishments
include:
Increased access to post-
secondary education, in particu-
lar for underserved populations.
Continued expansion of
four-year degree programs and
workforce education opportuni-
ties.
Development of on-campus


partnerships with traditional four-
year colleges and universities.
Creation of partnerships
with major business organiza-
tions.
Development of bachelor's
degrees targeted to high-demand,
critical-shortage areas in Florida's
workforce.
"Florida's community col-
leges are proud to be the major
point of entry to higher educa-
tion in the state for over 800,000
students each year," said Com-
munity Colleges Chancellor Da-
vid Armstrong. "Thanks to the
support of our state's leaders and
the Legislature, record funding
increases (more than 41 percent)
over the past 10 years are pro-
viding increased access, and a
passport to the American Dream
for students who need to get a


high-quality, affordable educa-
tion- close to home."
Making postsecondary oppor-
tunities even more accessible for
those pursuing higher education
is an important goal for commu-
nity colleges. Florida's Commu-
nity College System will continue
its focus on this goal by:
Increasing first-rate tech-
nology and distance learning
options. Florida's community
colleges currently offer nearly
14,000 distance learning courses
and this number will continue to
grow.
Increasing access to higher
education, particularly for under-
served populations via special
partnerships and specific work-
force-oriented baccalaureate de-
grees.
Continuing their commit-


ment to affordability and vigor-
ously pursuing increased access
to financial aid.
Renewing their commit-
ment to student retention, suc-
cess and completion via surveys
and other data collection means.
Growth in facilities, class-
rooms, and labs to meet capac-
ity demands and requirements of
new technology.
Another important goal for
the future of community colleges
is the continued emphasis on
high-quality, relevant educational
opportunities for students in both
university transfer and career/.
technical programs. This will be
accomplished by:
Moving to more competen-
cy-based learning with identifica-
tion of specific student learning
outcomes for all majors.


Improving seamlessnesss"
and collaboration with the K-12
public education system to en-
sure improved college-readiness,
a decreased need for remedia-
tion, and greater postsecondary
enrollments.
Simplifying the transition
process for K-12 and technical
centers to community colleges to
universities.-
Increasing efforts to better
align learning opportunities and
programs with the economic and
operational needs of local and
state business and industry.
For more information re-
garding Florida's Community
College System please visit
http://www.fldoe.org/cc/.


Community Events

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.

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.

Obituary


Betty Lou Carnahan
Betty Lou Carnahan, of Mal-
den, Mo., formallyofOkeechobee,
died June 2-1, 2007 in Malden,
Mo. She was born in Hendrick-
son, Mo. on Jan. 1, 1932, to Ar-
thur and Aileen Moore. She was a
teacher for over 30 years and was
a member of the DeReigh Club.
She attended the First Southern
Baptist Church of Malden.
Mrs. Carnahan was preceded
in death by her husband, John J.
Carnahan.


She is survived by daughter,
Nancy (Keith) VanGennip of Park-
land; cousins, Pat (Jo) Galeus of
Illinois; and, a host of friends.
Services were held at the Lan-
dess Funeral Chapel on Monday
June 25, 2007, followed by inter-
ment at Memorial Park Cemetery,
Malden, Mo. The services were
officiated by Rev. Aulden Leblanc
and Rev. Jared Owens.
All arrangements were trusted
to the care of Landess Funeral
Home, Malden Mo.


Readiness rate set for VPK providers


MIAMI The State Board of
Education recently established the
2005-06 Voluntary Prekindergar-
ten (VPK) Provider Kindergarten
minimum readiness rate. All VPK
providers that earned a readiness
rate of greater than 200 (201 or
higher) out of 300 possible points
are considered satisfactory pro-
viders of the VPK program. Of the
3,772 VPK providers, 3,216 pro-
viders scored above the minimum
rate. This is the first time the State
Board has set a VPK minimum
readiness rate.
"The establishment of the
minimum readiness rates by the
State Board of Education allows
parents to assess a provider's per-
formance based on results," said
Education Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg. "VPK is a powerful tool
that provides children with a firm
foundation for increased success
through their academic career."
Low-performing providers are
required to submit an improve-
ment plan to their early learn-
ing, coalition or school district by
August 21. Support will be avail-
able to low-performing providers
through the Early Learning Coali-
tions, Department of Education,
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion, Department of Children and
Families, community colleges and
private provider networks. Provid-
ers identified as low performing
for three consecutive years will
no longer be eligible to provide
the VPK program. This year, 556
providers scored below the mini-
mum rate.
Final 2005-06 VPK Provider
Kindergarten Readiness Rates
were announced last week fol-
lowing a two-week period for
providers to submit disputes to
the Department of Education. Par-
ents and other interested persons
can check a searchable, online
database with readiness rate re-
ports for individual VPK providers
at https://vpk.fldoe.org/.
VPK Provider Kindergarten
Readiness Rates include only
the results of children who par-
ticipated in VPK during 2005-06.
The rate is based on the scores of
children who attended VPK and
who participated in the Florida
Kindergarten Readiness Screener
(FLKRS) a screening instru-
ment given to children within the
first 30 days of kindergarten. The
FLKRS is administered by district
public schools to all public school
kindergarten children. Children
who participated in VPK and at-
tended a non-public school for
kindergarten were also provided
the opportunity to participate in
the screening.
Not all providers received read-
iness rates. Readiness rates were
only calculated for providers with
a minimum of four children who


were enrolled in the VPK program
for 85 percent or more of the total
instructional hours and participat-
ed in each of the three kindergar-
ten screening measures.
Final readiness rates indicate
that children who participated in
the state's Voluntary Prekinder-
garten (VPK) Education program
performed better on the FLKRS
than children who did not par-
ticipate in the program. Further,
children who attended the VPK
program less than 85 percent of
the time still scored higher on the,
FLKRS screening measures than
children who had no exposure to
the program.
Florida's VPK program is joint-
ly administered by the Depart-
ment of Education, the Agency
for Workforce Innovation, and the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies. The Department of Education
oversees standards, curricula and
professional development; the
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion administers the day-to-day
operations of the program includ-



A ThOUghiTO
Remember
00
We were thumbing through a
book of children's prayers the
other day. It contained the usual
beautiful little prayers for chil-
dren, and they were all well
done -- strik-
ing illustra-
tions and in
general good
throughout
the book.
T here was
one prayer in
this book,
By Paul however, that
was outstand-
Buxton ing! It was
illustrated
with the picture of a little boy
lying on the grass with his
puppy dog beside him. The
puppy had one of his forepaws
bandaged, and here is the
prayer:
"My pet does not feel well
today, God. He doesn't want to
play with me. Please help me to
take care of him."
A child's prayer? Yes, but
isn't that the true prayer that all
people should pray? "Help me
to care." Here, we find no self-
ishness, just a petition for guid-
ance in service.
Thought to Remember:
"Those who help always care."



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ing policy development, financial.
management and oversight of
the 31 Early Learning Coalitions;
and the Department of Children
and Families provides oversight
of child care licensing, regulation,
Florida's Gold Seal Quality Care


program and issues credentials
for child care personnel.

Editor's Note: For more in-
formation on VPK Provider
Kindergarten Readiness Rates,
visit https://vpk.fldoe.org/.


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showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 22,
through Thursday, June 28, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Evan Almighty"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 1u)
Lost 135
Give Away 1-10
Garage. Yard Sale 1 15
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 106


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


BULL MASTIFF PIT MIXED
PUPS- 6 wks old, Wormed &
bathe. $25. ea.
863-537-1203 (Lake Wales)
CHAIR, Wing Back, Small,
Comfortable. Needs clean-
ing. Free you haul.
(863)675-3401
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
PIT BULL, Female, 4 yrs. old.
Free to good home. Call
863-763-3196 for more info.
WASHER & DRYER- FREE,
you must haul
(863)675-3412

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YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
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Employment
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
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
FOREMAN, Working Grade,
Needed in Okeechobee.
Salary based on exp. Apply
in person 12575 Hwy. 70 E.
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Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 NE 3rd Ave.
DFWP/EOE



MATERNAL CARE CASE
MANAGEMENT POSITION
Bilingual required.
Fax resume: 863-462-5878
RENAL CARE CENTER
Has opening for a
part-time/per-diem RN and
Patient Care Technician.
Benefits and training provided.
Apply at 201 SW 16 St. or call
Janet at (863)467-7654
Employment
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GENERAL MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for
relocation:
Immediate openings available. $40k plus benefits to
start.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons
interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people
skills & experience in restaurants a must.
$30-$35k based on exp.
SERVERS Presentable, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.






Located in Okeechobee area. Min.
2 yrs. work exp. in field of addictions
recovery. CAS or equivalent required.
Working knowledge of twelve step
recovery programs. HS diploma or
equivalent. Fax resume with salary
requirements to 954-967-3477.


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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our Okeechobee office. Po-
sition is responsible for per-
forming clerical, financial,
clinical and administrative
support services. Strong
communication skills are re-
quired. Please visit
www.nhtcinc.orQ for more
information. Fax resume and
cover to (772)467-4135.
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BOOKKEEPER P/T
Mature person, exp on Quick
Books and bookkeeping. Call
(863)634-1873 after 5pm.



NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN?
Call (863)467-0624
I am Bonded w/ references.
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Business
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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
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true, chances are that it is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
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 Prvate room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided 863-697-6383



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise


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



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


CHEST FREEZER, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $55.
(863)467-1530
DISHWASHER, Kenmore Ultra
Wash II, needs a water
pump. $25. (863)763-4098
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


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energetic, self motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.

The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer



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REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
side by side, w/ice maker,
good cond. $250
(863)467-8294
STOVE- Whirlpool, asking $75
(863)675-0969
WASHER Kenmore, white,
good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773
WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV. Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644
WASHER/DRYER GE 6 cy-
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.
(863).634-9736


BICYCLE- 2 Huffy 26" mens
Mt bikes. $80 for both or will
sell separate (561)254-7458
Clewiston.
MOUNTAIN BIKES- 1-male &
1-female. Good condition.
Both 5 spds. $60. or will
separate. (863)673-2726
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. Reduced to $500.
(863)467-5756. -
UTILITY BICYCLE 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
LaBelle



PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.
STORM SECURITY DOORS,
2), black, steel, 32"x80" &
"x80", $200 will sell sep-
arately. (863)946-1284
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3)-
in alum frames, $500 firm
(863)763-3451
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prqfessilonal
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765



FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'x10' Country colors, Gar-
den path design. $150. Great
buy (863)674-0098


CAR SEAT, New, $35.
(863)801-4949
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726
PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152


JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $300. 863-673-0980
MENS DRESS 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
DOLL- Cabbage Patch, '1984,
Good condition. $50.
(863)801-4949
SPORTS COLLECTION, mint
condition, Make Offer. Call
for appt. (863)610-0466



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
LAPTOP- (2) Dell, Good
shape, loaded, $600 for both
or will sell, separate
(863)674-0212


KILN- Paragon ceramic, Good
condition. $200.
(863)675-0550 LaBelle


BR SET Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
BRASS TOP COFFEE TABLE-
30", asking $45
(863)675-0300 La Belle
CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABINET- (2) white
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200 for both
(561)790-6589
COUCH- asking $75
(863)675-0969
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


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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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Cherry color, will hold up to
30" TV. $50. (863)675-7539
GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR-
good condition, $80 or best
offer (863)697-2168
LOVESEAT w/matching chair
& cocktail table, solid wood,
exc. cond., $325 firm.
(863)673-4942
ROCKER CHAIR- New, Over
stuffed, Beige, Micro-fiber,
easy to clean. Wood rocker
base. $175. (863)674-0098



GOLF CLUBS- Max Fli Tour
Edition, 3 iron thru Pitching
wedge, reg flex, $140
(561)261-0766
GOLF CLUBS, McGregor Mac-
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350.
(863)357-3542


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


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


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
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
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907


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
CLOTHES POLES- 2, Galva-
nized, Excellent condition.
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm
Musical
Intrmets 060


CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371


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DRUM SET, First Act, Like
New. $125. (863)675-7539
DRUM SET- ;Pearl 13 piece.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)261-1235
GUITAR- Takamine EG330C,
1999 model, asking $500
can be seen at Jennings
Hdwe (863)675-2311
ORGAN- electric, works, $50
(863)357-4195


AQUARIUMS (2) 55gal.,
(1) 25 gal. $85 for all or will
sell separate (863)467-4994
BABY BALL PYTHON- asking
$35 (863)675-6183 after
4:30pm
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, AKC,
male & female, short & long
hair, $350 & up,'lst shots &
wormed, adult sz. 3-4 lbs.
863-381-9234.
LAB PUPPY, blonde, male,
registered, adorable, very
friendly, intelligent, $450
firm. (863)673-6829
PUPPY, Chocolate Pit Mixed
Red Nose, 1st shots, 12
weeks, male, $250
(772)359-2707



TOILET, complete, 1 yr. old,
$30. (863)467-6868



GROMMET CUTTER & PRESS-
for large Spurred #8 grom-
mets, $150 (863)634-7423
SEWING 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



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


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


ELECTRIC MOTOR- Baldor,
17.25 rprm, 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
GENERATOR, Kawasaki, 3000
watt, 5 hp. $200.
(863)467-5360
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


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OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 11/2 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



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.
Houss -Rent093


AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
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


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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
II [.


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 8415
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
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$900 neg. (863)201-3492
QUARTER HORSE- Gelding, 5
yrs old. 15 hands. Rides great.
60 days of profess. training
$1500. (239)340-8373
SADDLES (2) Western, 16"
seat. $100. or best offer.
Please call (863)763-7540
and leave message.
STUD QUARTER HORSE:
Dun/Bay, 8 mo. old. Well
mannered $350 firm.
(863)467-6725
THOROUGHBRED, BS
very loving 10 yr. ,,,*
old bay brown
mare, 16.2 hands, great
bloodlines, show quality,
$3000 neg. (561)282-8849.



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. (8.63)634-1479.
SNAPPER PRO 36" hydro-
static drive walk behind
mower, extras, runs great.
$1300. (954)581-8328 ,
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,
5'-10' Reg. #47233654
(863)634-3300






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


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.lakeshorresortrentals.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




AWNINGS, Crank out win-
dows w/screens, doors
in/out, ceiling fans all for
$600 or sep (863)357-7757



CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
RIVER ACRES: 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade 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
RANCH, 1BR, on 4 acre lot,
$700 mo. Call
912-224-4658 or
734-637-2697
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. Appl
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
Ist&sec. (561)308-7566

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AIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air
gator type hull. Stainless bot-
tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-
ing motorw/trailer $5000
(239)229-4875
AIR BOAT, 12 Ft. Trail Blazer
w/ trailer. Needs motor &
propeller. $2000 or best of-
fer. 239-438-6709
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
oeoroene34974(vahoo.com
BASS MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-9352
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
BOSTON WHALER, 17', well
equipped for salt water fish-
ing, coast guard inspected,
(863)467-4084
CAROLINA SKIFF 1450, 35
HR center console, trolling
motor, 2 props, d/f, trailer.
$800. (863)634-6565
DINGY- 11ft, Avon, can take
up to 10hp motor, $275
(863)234-1994
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,
garaged, like new. Paid
$16,185, asking $10,185.
(561)573-3499
V-BOTTOM, 14f1., aluminum,
almost new trailer, 25hp mo-
tor, $1200 (863)673-3818
VIP, '79, 15', Bow Rider, open
front, 40hp Merc. outboard,
runs good, $2500.
(863)801-4709
Ca es/ 3010


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 TOP Fiberglass,
teal green, for stepside pick
up truck, asking $225 or
best offer. (863)357-6315
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
DODGE CAMPER- '78, incl.
Fridge, stove & bed. Fair
condition. Runs, 318 motor.
$700. (863)342-42900
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $4800
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '98- 30
ft, $10,000. Call
(239)810-9636



BOAT MOTOR, 14.1hp, w/gas
tank & propeller. $400
(561)790-6589
PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mercury, 23 ,itch, 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


WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)610-2126



BANK REPO'S -
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
furn, 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
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. 'ATVs 3035


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
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
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
PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS,
from Banks, (1) '04 Dodge
diesel, (1) '05 Ford diesel,
$700. (239)895-3269
RADIATOR FAN MOTOR- '94
Saturn & '89 Ford Taurus
water pump. $30.
(863)261-2511
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427


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
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565


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


Automobiles



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



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
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, '96,
decent shape, long life left,
$3,000 or best offer. +
863-634-5914
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
HONDA CIVIC CX '94- 2dr, 5
spd, V-tech motor, has a
chip for more horse power,
$2500 neg. (863)673-2314
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
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



CHEVY 4X4, '82- 350 V8, 3
sd auto, $2500 Firm

CHEVY S1O BLAZER- '89 4X4,
ood 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.
(863)763-4537 or
863)357-3604
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Downstairs
Close proximity to new
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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


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


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


Acre, 1/2 +, g. 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
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RIMS & TIRES, (6), 8 lug,
800/ 16.5, $300 will sell
separately. (863)612-5676
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, beige, $600. Neg.
(863)697-0328
SEATS- for 2006 Ford F150
PU truck, asking $500
(954)701-7358
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
TV, VCR & DVD for a vehicle,
with remotes & wires, $300
or best offer. (863)763-7444


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
DODGE 3500 DUALLY, '95 10
cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed,
new tires, auto, atc, 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, Ext. cab,
V6 Magnum. Runs good.
$2000 (863)467-4650
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
F350- '91, Lariat, Dually, New
starter, Reese hitch, Goose-
neck, 100 Aug. gal fuel tank,
$1500. (863)763-0669
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0013 Muse
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.'
S (863)228-0580
MAZDA PU '86- 5spd, runs,
tool box, $700 or best offer
(939 72-R8591


TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.
(863)697-8531


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, '95, white,
$2200. (863)763-4821

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '94,
$2200. (863)763-7585


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 tenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898

UTIL, TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail-
er, HD ramp door, dual axle,
brakes, lights, side door.
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497



CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79-
1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564

CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle

DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451

FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235
FORD WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-135
IN RE ESTATE OF
NAOMI K. PADGETT,
a/k/a NEOMA PADGETT,
a/k/a NAOMIE PADGETT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
estate of NAOMI K. PADGETT, a/k/a
NEOMA PADGETT a/k/a NAOMIE
PADGETT, Deceased, File Number
2007-CP-135, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee r,,,i Florida, Probate
Division, the ,, i-. of which is 312
NW, 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was November 17,
2006; that the total estate consists of
exempt homestead real property and
exempt personal property; that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
STEVE ALLAN PADGETT, 205 N.E. 6th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
RICHARD SCOTT PADGETT, 3701
Thornwood Place, Tampa, Florida
33618
KURT MATTHEW PADGETT, 7400 N.E.
7th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
PAMELA MARIA PADGETT, c/o Harris
Corporation, 1025 W. NASA Blvd.,
Melbource, Florida 32919
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE'NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the firs
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication is JUNE
26, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Steve Allan Padgett
205 NE. 6th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY PA.
P.O. Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825

219984 ON 6/26;7/3/07





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-DR-075
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Maria Aguilar
Pebtoner
and
Jose Aguilar
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Jose Aguilar
Calle Vicente Gueroero,
255 Tlazazalea,
Michocan 58740 Mexico
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been field against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Maria
Aguilar, whose address is 1255 NW
39th Circle, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on
or before July 25, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Court Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
before service on Pebtitoner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit's Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit's
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Feature papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedures, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: June 22, 2007
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
220634 ON 6/26;:7/3,10/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2007-DR-421
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Verneda E. Davis
Petitioner
and
Charles F Davis
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Charles F Davis
1345 NE 80th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Verneda
E. Davis, whose address is 1345 NE
80th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 on
or before 6/25/2007, and file the origi-
nal wHh the clerk of this Court at Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Court
Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 be-
fore service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. II you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit's Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk o the Circuit's
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: 6/25/2007
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
220755 ON 6/26;7/3,10/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 2007-CA-196
THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION,
INC., Plaintiff
vs.
ARTHUR STEINBERG, JR., atal.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS, ARTHUR STEINBERG,
JR. and LINDA J. STEINBERG, Hus-
band and Wife, if living, and if dead,
their unknown spouses, devisees,
heirs, grantees, creditors and other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against them and i i .;- ir, ,' "ir
claiming to have, ,, ,,,... ,.
terest in and to the real property herein
sought to be foreclosed AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 7, OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1,
according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 6, Page 29, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, TOGETHER WITH a 1993 CHAP
double-wide mobile home, ID Nos.
GAFLN05A09857CH and GAFL-
N05AO9857CH.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on JOHN JAY
WATKINS, ESQUIRE, plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address Is: Post Office
Box 250, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or
before July 16, 2007, and file the ornigi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a Defaul will be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
Complaint or Pettion.
DATED this 15th day of June, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
219086ON 6/19,26/07
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-097
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
MAXIME JEAN-LOUIS, and
MINOUDE G. JEAN-LOUIS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MAXIME JEAN-LOUIS and MINOUDE
G. JEAN-LOUIS, their unknown heirs,
devises, grantees, trustees and all oth-
er parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the subject
Real Property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Florda, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
19, Section 26, in the SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY Plat of
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 thru 3E,
inclusive, public records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III, of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court on
or before 7/20/2007; otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on 6/13/2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By:/S/Linda FYoung
Deputy Clerk
218462 ON 6/19,26/07

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Community Events

Fundraiser benefits The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a fundraiser at the KOA Kampground on
U.S. 441 S. from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to
re-open the center at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets for the steak or chicken dinner are $25 per per-
son or $125 per table. The guest speaker will be Tim DeTellis. For information, contact Laurie
Garner at (863) 634-8523.

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

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Center is seeking Lake
Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will
be published as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry
forms and complete contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee -- select Info & Educa-
tion. 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 courses 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 Hospice. 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, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The program 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 accept-
ing 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 ohs 1988reunion@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.

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.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholarship 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.


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The Okeechobee County Health Department
Tobacco Prevention & Education Program
Need Help to Quit Smoking? Let Us Help You Today!
Freedom from Smoking Classes
When: Every Tuesday, 5:30pm 6:30pm
Where: Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium
For more information, call (863) 462-5781


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Health Briefs


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.
Red Cross to host
water instructor course
The American Red Cross will
conduct water safety instructor


courses 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.
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
S(863) 357-3053.
Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers
a basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Florida
employment requirements 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.
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.


Injections for Back Pain *
Complete Pain Management Program
Bone Density Testing or Osteoporosis *
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM To 6 PM & Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM
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Diabeti Foot Care, Non Healing Wounds Varicose
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Healthcare Services Include:
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*Dialysis Support *Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups *24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
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PHONE: 561-924-5561
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Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all the
care and expertise ybu expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Shin, Hair and Nails
Surgery of the Shin, Shin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Shin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome
Medicare and most
insurance accepted.


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PI.G.S. League
June 20: Traveled to
Indianwood. First place-George
Earl Goudy. Second place-Penny
King. Last place-Kenny Curran.


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Closest to pin-(3) Russ Adams,
(6) Kenny Curran, (11) Max
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(17) Russ Adams.
June 22: Fjrst place-Joe


Albrechta. Second place-Max
Sherry. Last place-Penny King.
Closest to pin- (2) Joe Albrechta,
(8) Bill Kinney, (11) Joe Albrechta
and (17) Max Sherry.


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OG & CC weekly results


Submitted photo/Tammi Jackson
Okeechobee Purple wins championship
The Okeechobee Purple, 8 years old and under, all-star softball team won the 2007
O.C.R.A. all-star championship after playing in the best of three games held on June 6,
7 and 8. The team members were (front row, left to right) Raylee Coleman, Erin Grace,
Rumor Juarez, Odessa King, Emily Cruiz and Autum James; (middle row, left to right) Dia-
mond Shore, Tameia Allen, Lana Sedatol, Kelli Chapman, Alix Blankenship Lanie Sedatol
and Kara Adams; and, (back row, left to right) Patty Entry-coach, Mona Baker-coach and
Wendy Snow-coach;


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