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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: June 27, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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Vol. 98 No. 178


Wednesday, June 27, 2%<,


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Briefs _
Okeechobee burn
ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okeechobee
County has been lifted. For
information call (863) 763-
5544.
Glades County
burn ban not lifted
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and will remain in ef-
fect until further notice. For
information, call (863) 946-
6020.
New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
strictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand water-
ing.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted
to irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flor-
ida Water Management web-
site at www.sfwmd.gov.
Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will
be closed to navigation due to
tow water levels..
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFW-
MD) lock will remain closed
until water levels have re-
turned to safe operating lev-
els.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bot-
tom of the lock chamber to
become a navigation hazard.
Also, the lakeward approach
to the navigation lock has
become shallow enough that
boaters may have difficulty
navigating safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260.


Drought Index
Current: 410
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels


8.91 feet
Last Year: 11.96 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level


Index
Classifieds .......................... 15-17
Com ics .................................... 14
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword....................... 15
O bituaries.................................. 6
O pinion....... ............ ........... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports.................................. 18
TV ........................................ 16
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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4-H Bits and Spurs: Enjoys horsemanship school
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OKeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee County 4-H Bits and Spurs Horse Club members attending the horse-
manship school at Camp Welaka June 17-22 enjoyed participating in the Speed Events
Class with instructor Heather Snyder. Those attending from (left to right) are Hannah
Sadler, Megan Mullin, Brittney Nethers, Heather Snyder, Rachel Muros and Shiloh An-
nuez. In front is Katie Brummett. Shiloh won the award as outstanding camper for the
week.


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New Rotary officers


inducted for 2007-08


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
As Chad Rucks conducted his last
meeting as president of the Okeechobee
Rotary Club he expressed his thanks to
those who helped him make the 2005-
06 year a successful one.
' Mr. Rucks presented two Rotarians --
Jeanette Miller and John Ed Burdeshaw
-- with a President's Service Award for
their outstanding service in the many
events that Rotary held throughout
the year. He also presented each of the
board members -- president-elect Terry
Burroughs, sergeant of arms Bennett
Yielding, secretary Tabitha Trent and
treasurer Kristy Crawford -- with certifi-
cates and gifts of appreciation for all of
their assistance throughout the year.


Past president Mike Costopoulos in-
ducted the new officers for the 2007-08
fiscal year.
.According to Mr. Costopoulos, the
motto of Rotary is service above self.
With the goals set forth by Rotary In-
ternational to promote the club both
internally and externally this provides
an avenue to instill the Rotary values in
the many organizations to which their
members belong.
As a new president, one would think
of creating more members, fundraisers,
etc. to promote the club. Mr. Costopou-
los expressed 'more' to mean monitor,
organize, reach out and energize to
be the president's primary objectives,
besides the normal duties listed by the
See Rotary Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee Rotary Club inducted their new officers at their Tuesday, June
26, weekly luncheon at the Golden Corral. The officers are: (left to right) ser-
geant of arms Bennett Yeilding; treasurer Kristy Crawford; secretary Maureen
Budjinski; and, president Terry Burroughs.


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accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County
ment for Care Coordination services starting July 1,
June 30, 2008.
ition contact the coalition office at 575 S.W 28th St.,
62-5877.


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


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Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with isolated showers and thun-
derstorms through late morning, then numerous afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
,,Wednesday night: Mostly cloud\. with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. L'o\s \'ill be in ihe mid 70s. The %ind will be from the
east around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Extended Forecast -.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with numerous showers and thunder-
storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers and
thunderstorms, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after
midnight. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 40
percent.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with scattered evening showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 50 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.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Monday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 40 percent.


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Rotary
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organization.,
The secretary works closely
with the president in order to help
maintain order and stability, as
well as the treasurer who serves
not only as the handler of money
but as a historian tying the past
projects to the present. This is
done as the success of a project is
typically gauged by the amount of
funds that were generated for the
cause. The history of the project
would be gauged on whether the
project raised more or less funds
than the previous years.
According to Mr. Costopoulos,
true success of a project stems
from two things -- a project being
no longer necessary and a project
that thrives and grows even with
diminishing Rotarian input.
Three such projects are the
D.A.R.E. program, grad night and
the shoe fund program. Each
of these programs continues to
thrive on their own merit. A truly
successful and needed program


will continue even without the
sole sponsorship of one organiza-
tion.
Mr. Burroughs presented goals
and objectives for the upcoming
year to increase membership,
maintain a 5 percent member-
ship turnover, to develop two new
fundraising opportunities and to
develop and execute a plan for
the Okeechobee High School In-
teract Club.
Ideas for Rotary for the year
are to work with Okeechobee
Main Street on the Courthouse
Park project, create a student of
the month program with the high
school and a public safety officer
of the month award.
Rotarians are encouraged to
come forward to take the office of
president-elect and several com-
mittee chairs.
There will be no weekly lun-
cheon next week Tuesday, July 3,
due to the holiday. On Tuesday,
June 10, at 5 p.m. Rotarians are
encouraged to attend the quar-
terly social at Syble's Flowers
and Gifts chapel at 119 U.S. 441
S. where they are asked to bring
prospective members.


Community Events


Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
-membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better1 quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.
floridasac.org.

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.


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Accidents send two to hospitals


An Okeechobee man is
still in intensive care at a West
Palm Beach hospital following
his involvement in a three-car
accident on S.R. 70 E. Monday
evening.
A second man is in intensive
care at Raulerson Hospital
following his involvement in a
separate accident on Monday,
June 25.
Around 9:07 p.m. Monday,


Deputy Sergeant Gary Bell of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) was called to a
three-vehicle accident on S.R. 70
E. at the Mosquito Creek Grocery.
One man, Donald Deck, was
flown to St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach. As of Tuesday
afternoon, Mr. Deck was still in
intensive care.
Two other individuals involved


in the crash were transported
to Raulerson Hospital. Their
conditions, as well as more
information on Mr. Deck, was
not available as of newspaper
deadline.
According to Sgt. Bell, Mr.
Deck apparently pulled out of
the store's parking lot onto S.R.
70 E. A collision followed with a
westbound vehicle, as well as an


eastbound truck, indicated Sgt.
Bell.
Just five minutes prior to this
accident, a hit and run accident
on U.S. 441 S.E. just north of C.R.
15-A was reported. One man,
Jason Dysinger, 26, U.S. 441 S.E.,'
was taken to Raulerson Hospital.
Tuesday afternoon he was still in
intensive care.
Sgt. Bell said both accidents
are still under investigation.


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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 City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Enevin Edward Lutjen, 22,
N.W. 102nd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 25 by Deputy J.
Hall on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with
violation of probation armed


trespass on property. He is being
held without bond.
Jonathan Wilson, 30, N.E.
1411 Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 25 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on a felony charge
of possession of cocaine,
and misdemeanor charges of
possession of marijuana less than
20 grams and no driver's license.
His bond was set at $6,000.
Tracy Cook, 28, N.E. First
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 25 by Deputy Aric Majere
on a Polk County warrant
charging him with the felonies
of failure to appear possession
of cocaine and failure to appear


- possession of cannabis, and
the misdemeanor of failure to
appear possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $11,000.
Leah Nicole Chapman, 25,
S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested, June 25 by the OCPD on
felony charges of possession of
a controlled substance without
a prescription, possession
of cocaine and introduction
of contraband into a county
detention facility. She was also
arrested on misdemeanor
charges of trespass after warning,
resisting a lawenforcement officer
without violence and possession


of drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $9,000.
John David Meara, 31,
Okeechobee, was arrested June
26 by the OCPD on a warrant
charging him with grand theft
- auto. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $8,500.
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
will be confirmed and printed.


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space permits.
GROWTH: When you stop growth and construction you have
killed your community. Our new county commissioners have done
that in a very short time by raising the taxes, the impact fees. They've
stopped construction; they've stopped new home sales; they've
stopped real estate sales; they've raised the gas prices; and, they have
killed our community in a very short time. It's kind of sad, really.

WINDOWS: Builders should put impact resistant windows in all
new homes

STEM CELLS: This thing with Bush is really stupid -- people are
dying because they don't want to do the stem cell. We've seen proven
results. We've seen people be saved with stem cells.

REMEMBER: If you didn't remember O.J. Simpson, then please
don't remember Bobby Cutts.

LAW: Isn't there some kind of law where you cannot be a con-
victed sexual offender and have a daycare sign in your yard?
Editor's Note: We suggest you call the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office at (863) 763-3117 and ask for either Connie or Michele.

CRUELTY: I am sorry to say that I have a neighbor that abuses his
animals and I spent many phone calls last summer to the local animal
department here. I would like to have the number to the SPCA, the So-
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- if you are- able to print
that in your speak out column. The animals are left without food and
water for days in a pen and are never let out. And, there is more than
one -- there are about four or five. I just don't think that the neighbors
have to be subjected to this constantly, and I feel sorry for the animals
-- we get tired of the barking. Of course, if I was tied in a pen that is a
100, degrees without food or water, I would probably bark too. Any-
way I just think it is very unfair to these animals. I need that number if
you could get it to me please.
Editor's Note: We don't have a phone number for you. But, if you
go to their web site and follow the prompts you will be able to find
out who to contact.

OHS GRADUATE: A while back they had Mayor Kirk renaming
Osceola Street in the City of Okeechobee and an article on Jimmy
Osceola and his growing contributions. There was also an article
about Okeechobee being the only school district to accept the Indians
back in the 1950s and Moore Haven did not. It should be noted that
Joe Dan Osceola graduated from high school in this class of 1957 that
is forming a 50-year reunion. Joe Dan was the first one to receive his
diploma from the superintendent of schools. Joe Dan was the first full-
blooded Seminole Indian to graduate from Okeechobee High School.

GAS TAX: This is an old snow cracker calling you gasoline buyers
down there griping about the 5-cent tax on gas. Go after the people
that have the diesel trucks and put a 5-cent tax on diesel fuel, because
the county commissioners probably got them and the good old boys
have them. I would like to have the paper to do an article on why we
don't have a 5-cent fax increase on diesel fuel. I'll be back in Florida
_ in a couple of months and I would like to see them put a tax on diesel
fuel like gasoline, because we do sell diesel fuel in Okeechobee. Let's,
just be honest about it -- it's all about discrimination.'
Editor's note: As we have answered here in prior calls, state law
mandates that the tax can only be levied on gasoline.

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Children's council to meet July 12
The Children's Services Council will meet on Thursday, July 12, at
5 pm. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office at 700 S.W Second Ave. For information, contact
Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.

Church of Nazarene hosts teen gathering
His House Fellowship-Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.,
will sponsor a teen gathering on Friday, July 13, from 6 until 9 p.m.
For information and pre-registration, call the church office at (863)
763-3519 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.




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Letters to the Editor


Gas tax
On Tuesday, June 12, I was at
the county commissioner's meet-
ing. After about 40 minutes, I
was given the floor to speak. Yes,
I talked about the 5-cent gas tax
that would go into affect Jan. 1,
2008, but I also talked about the
county gas tax now 7 cents that
will go out of affect this year on
Aug. 31, 2007. So what I was there
for was a 12-cent gas tax, not a 5-
cent gas tax.
I said that I felt that there was
no way that five men should have
that kind of power. I felt it should
be put on the ballot for 2008, so
that all registered voters could
vote on it.
There was a total, not counting
the commissioners, of perhaps 15


to 20 people, including Sheriff
Paul May, who showed up at this
meeting. --
Now first let me say that no
one, including the county sheriff,
had to be there. The ones that
had to be there were the county
lawyer, the county administrator
and the five county commission-
ers, but still those that did come
showed that they did care. Not ev-
eryone spoke, but everyone that
did speak, except one, agreed it
should be put on the ballot.
I never miss reading the
Okeechobee paper but I must say
that I am very ashamed of those
that didn't show up, yet called in
the speak out column on how ter-
rible our county commissioners
are. If the room had been full, and


Upcoming Events
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chris-
tian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893,}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart' Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580
N.W. 27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-
4780.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Ki-
wanis 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 Presbyte-
rian 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. Represen-
tatives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cath-
olic.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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
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 un-
til 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
welcome. 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
public is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to
losing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome
to come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
.200 N.W Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-3053.

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discus-
sion at the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane. For information call (863) 634-4780.

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


the hallway, the steps and even
some of the courthouse lawn,
then the county commissioners
would have all known they were
going to have to put the 12-cent
gas tax on the ballot for 2008.
Being that very few showed up,
the five county commissioners
all voted yes for the new gas tax
of 12 cents a gallon that will start
Jan. 1,2008.
If you don't like something,
then you have to show up and
be brave enough to speak about
it. I even talked about things that
I didn't like now; what I thought
was wrong with our sheriff's de-
partment. Did our sheriff, Paul
May, try to shut me up? The an-
swer is no, for I had the floor --
not him.


Our sheriff gave me the same
type of respect, kindness and
courtesy to speak as our very
own county commissioners did.
The county commission meet-
ings should be held at 7 p.m. so
most people would not have to
miss work to be at meetings. But,
it is not going to happen unless
people show up.
Our five county commission-
ers did what they felt was the best.
Understand that I am one person.
With God the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit and together with
the people that really care about
this town; we can make a differ-
ence and not fail.

Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr.


Community Events


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 complet-
ed 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
meeting Wednesday, June 27, at the Golden Corral at noon. The
public is invited to attend. For more information contact program
manager, Karen Hanawalt (863)357-MAIN (6246).

'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 Bab. and Me Camp. Participants \\ill
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive
a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Participants and
their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up to 18 years
old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3 are eli-
gible to participate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first
camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is
July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from ,9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.

Lake relics topic of radio talk show
WWFR-91.7 FM will host a radio talk show on Saturday, June 30,
at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest is Christian Davenport, an
archaeologist from Palm Beach who will be discussing archaelogi-
cal finds on Lake Okeechobee and the damage done by looters. For
information, call Christian Davenport at (561) 233-5331.

VFW Post plans membership drive
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold a
membership drive and barbecue on Wednesday, July 4, from noon
until 3 p.m. You are eligible for membership in the VFW, AMVETS,
VFW men's auxiliary or the VFW ladies auxiliary if yourself, your
father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, stepbrother or stepsister
served in the military overseas or in the U.S. Prospective members
should bring proof of service, such as a DD-214, or pay records or
travel records. Senior Judge Kirby Sullivan will be the guest speaker.
Barbecue chicken and port will be served for a donation of $6.

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

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

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

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
welcome and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members
from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged to
attend and assist in developing a county-wide prevention plan. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.


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Interconceptional Care


Interconceptional Care is education, counseling and services provided to women between
pregnancies that address risk factors that can lead to poor infant and maternal outcomes in
pregnancies. In addition, these services also support the woman in maintaining lifelong health
for herself and her family.
Information for this article was obtained from the March of Dimes, Center for Disease
Control and Prevention, United States Department of Energy (Office of Science), Family
Planning Council, Academy of General Dentistry, American Pregnancy Association, American
Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dental


Care


Dental care is an important
part of interconceptional care
because there has been a link
between gingivitis and pre-
term and low birth weight
babies. Dental care is impor-
tant for individuals of all ages
but especially for women
planning on having children
so they can take preventive
steps to avoid gingivitis and
reduce the risk of having a
pre-term or low birth weight
baby. According to the
American Dental Association,
regular dental care includes
brushing your teeth twice
daily with a fluoride tooth-
paste, flossing after brushing,
eating a well-balanced diet
and limiting snacks, and final-
ly visiting your dentist regu-
larly (preferably two times a
year). The American Dental
'Association also recommends
replacing your toothbrush
every three to four months or
when the bristles begin to
fray. By following these sim-
ple guidelines you can main-
tain healthy teeth and gums.
Gingivitis is a type of peri-
odontal disease that affects


Family




Planning

Fanmil planning allows tor a couple to
make an intormed'decision on i,-hen to ha, e
a dulid There arc many falctors.too take into
coinEideration h. lien ha' nug a cluld including
emotional ph\-sical. and ttuincial readiness.
A bab bruigs a lot ot changes to a tamild and
it is beneh-iial to be prepared tot r.hat
changes ma\ occLLU.
A bab\ can aliect an individual or a couple
emotionally Personally an midi dual
should consider the tine demand a duld tlll
require and whether or not they are prepared
to de ote that amount ot tinie A couple
should con_-idei how a baby will change their
relationship and how tiei will manage thetr
time as a famil\ as v.ell as their time a- a cou-
ple so they don't lo-e thl-e connechon that


the gums. There are several
warning signs which include
(American Dental
Association):
* Swollen, tender gums
* Gums that bleed easily
* Gums that have separated
from teeth.
* Persistent bad breath
* Persistent bad taste in
mouth
* Permanent teeth that are
loose or separating
* Any change in the feel of
your bite '
Gingivitis is reversible and if
cared for can be cured but if
not cared for can lead to peri-
odontitis, which is a more
severe and destructive peri-
odontal disease. Pregnancy
increases the risk of gingivitis
due to hormone changes and
increases blood flow to the
gums. Pregnant women also
tend to snack more through-
out the day which can lead to
an increase in plaque.
Pregnant women can reduce
the risk of developing gingivi-
tis by brushing their teeth
more frequently.
Women who plan on
becoming pregnant should try
to visit their dentist before
becoming pregnant to assure
that their dental hygiene, is
sufficient and safe for preg-
nancy. They should also get
all x-rays before becoming
pregnant. Dental X-rays have
also been linked to a higher


risk of low birth-
weight babies.
Women who are
already pregnant
should speak honest-
ly with their dentists
and avoid X-rays .
until after the birth
of their child.
According to the
Academy of General
Denistry, men are
less likely then
women to care for .
their teeth. Men .. "
often neglect routine
preventative care
and only visit the
dentist when there is
a significant prob-'
lem. Studies have
suggested that good
oral health is linked
to longevity. Men
should take the same interest
in their oral health as women.
Their have also been links
between gum disease and
heart disease. Men who
decide to make oral care a pri-
ority may also be protecting
their physical health.
Teenagers should also care
for their teeth because it is
during this time that all per-
manent teeth are in place but
change can continue to hap-
pen as your face grows and
your jaw shifts teeth into their
permanent position.
Teenagers are often con-
cerned with their appearance


brought them together. \\hej% planning tor a
child- it is unp-ortant that bcth parents feel
ready because having a baby is a huge
responsibility. Men need to be sure to share
their honest feelings with their partners so
they do not agree to a decision that they are
not read' for Both partners should also con-
sider how ha' ing a bab wEill affect their edu-
cation or careers in the future Another emo-
tional factor to consider is religion If the cou-
ple has arvin'g rehligions, the couple should
discuss what religion the child will be raised.
Answ ering these questions before conceiving
can reduce& the stress on a couple after the
baby is born
Financially a baby brings along a lot of
additional costs Making a budgettIs a good
wa\ to usuallyy deternmie whether or not the
co-t of a bab\ is something you want to take
on. Medical insurance is another matter to
check into. 'Nou should determine w hat por-
tion of your baby s prenatal appouitments.
and delivery will be covered. Women
should also check with their employers about
their maternity leave and whether or not they
will receive any pa-yment during that time.
These questions will all help a couple deter-
mine whether they will be tuinancially pre-
pared for a child. Once it is determined that
a couple is ready to have a child, saying
should be a top pnonIy Couples should also
look into life insurance and making a will so


that it anything happens to either parent the
other person and child will be supported.
Physicall;, a w. oman should be sure she is
health\ before e\en trying to conceive
because a baby organs begin tomiing in the
thirst tour weeks and most women do not
even know the\ are pregnant at this time.
An1 woman thinking of getting pregnant
should get a routine checkup -ith their
health care provider to determine if there are
any intecbons or health conditions that need
to be taken care ot before conceiving. A
woman should then begin eating a healthy
diet and exercising wlu- taking a multirita-
minh with tolic acid in it everyday If a
woman smoke-, drunks or doe- illegal drugs-
she -hould commit to quitting before trying
to conceive These touin- can affect the babv
even at the earliest stages. Men are not left
out of this part because the\ too should be
concerned about their health and being a
support for their partner. Creating a healthy
lifestyle together before conceiving can make
it ealier to sbck to once a womah becomes
pregnant. Ph\ -icaliv. another concern tor
women is the -pacing behveen their preg-
nancies. The Center f6r Disea-e Control arnd
Prevention recommends that women %wait a
minimumtmof 18 monriths behveen pregnan-
cies This allows. for the woman's body to
recover and replace the nutrient- that i-ere
depleted during pregnancy
A w oman can talk with her doctor about
when is the right runie for her to start a tami-
ly. A doctor \-ill also be able to review pos-.i-
ble birth control methods and pro\ ide
detailed intomiation on eftectiveness and
side etffect- of each method With the help of
her doctor a woman can determine which
method is best for her particular situation. A
woman can also visit her doctor for pre-preg-
nanc. exam i\ hen she feels she is ready to
become pregnant During a pre-pregnancv
counseling appointment a doctor can talk
with a woman about whether she is physical-
l1 health\ to hate a child The doctor can
also talk with the woman about health\
choices to make while trying to conceit e and
during pregnancy. Tlith-'e health\ choices are
benetical to both the woman aid her child
and are encouraged to be continued even
after pregnancy
Children take a lot of time. money and
dedication but with some -imple planning.
parenthood can be a rewarding and enjo -
able experience The more questions that can
be answered before conceiving a cluld the
easier the transition to parenthood will be.


HEALTHY

START

Are You Pregnant?

Have You Been Turned Down
For Medicaid?

Healthy Start may be able
to help. Please call Becky Smith at
863-462-5877 for more details


Frequently


Asked


Questions

Q: How can my teeth affect 11111 pregnan-
cy?
A: Gingivitis has been linked to pre-
term and low birth %weight babies. In
order to prevent gingivitis a woman
should see her dentist regularly and
brush at least twice a da\ Flossing and
eating a healthy diet are al-o important


to the care of your teeth. In between reg-
ular visits if you notice any signs of gin-
givitis. such a- bleeding or swelling in
the gums. you should contact \our den-
tist to schedule an appointment.

Q: I don't have any inherited illnesses
or diseases, why should I consider
genetic counseling?
A Although certain individuals: may
seek genetic counseling services for a
particular individual, anyone wanting to
understand ho\\ their haits and back-
grounds can affect their future child can
benefit from genetic counseling.
Couple- should attend genetic counsel-
ing appointments together because both
partners play a part m the genetic make-


up of their future child.
Q: How can family planning be helpful
for me?
A- Family planning can help a woman
or couple determine when is the right
time to start a family Family planning
can help a couple understand the
changes that a child will bring to their
lives and -ho\\ them change- that they
can make now to begin to prepare for
the birth of their baby. A visit to the doc-
tor before conceiving can help a woman
determine whether she is physically
health\ and ready to have a child. A
doctor can also assist women in deter-
mining what birth control method is best
for them if they are not ready to have a
child.


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Genetic






Genetic counseling can help individuals and fam-
ilies understand how certain inherited diseases can
affect a future child. Genetic counselors can help a
couple understand what diseases or illnesses with-
in a family may be inherited by their unborn child.
Many individuals can benefit from genetic counsel-
ing including (March of Dimes):

i* individuals who are concerned that
S.they have an inherited disorder or birth
S defect
Women who are planning on becoming
pregnant after age 35
Couples whose previous child/children
have an inherited disorder birth defect
or mental disability
Couples whose infant as been ideni-
flied as having a genetic disease during
routine newborn screenings.
,.- .. Women who have had babies Ihat

Women who have had three or more
." miscarriages
* Any individual who feels thai their
lifestyle choices (drugs alcohol, chemi-
,cal e.*posurel may affect the outcome of
their future child
Individuals who would Ii'we to have a
better understanding of diseases that
are unique to certain ethnic groups
'* Couples who are closely related such
as first cousins
: .i ,* Pregnant women whose ultrasound or
initial screenings show evidence of a
Sbirth defect.

Although these people may have a special reason
for seeking genetic counseling, it can be useful for
any individual who want to understand their back-
grounds and traits that may affect their future chil-
dren.

An appointment with a genetic counselor will
usually involve gathering a complete family history
of both a women and her significant other. After
gathering information they will try to help couples
understand how their family's traits may affect
their possible child and the risks of their child inher-
iting any certain disease. For some diseases there
are particular tests that can provide a better idea of
the percentage of risk for inheritance. A genetic
counselor will refer couples for the specific tests
that he or she feels applies. After the tests results
are confirmed the genetic counselor will provide
more detailed information so that a couple can
make informed decision about having a child.
Genetic counselors also act as counselors and advo-
cates for their patients. They can refer couples to
support groups or medical specialists that can pro-
vide the support that a couple may need.

Women and men should be equally concerned
about genetic counseling because illnesses on both
sides can be inherited by an unborn child. Women
and men should work together and be supportive of
each other if genetic counseling is desired.
Although certain circumstances may lead to genetic
counseling being recommended any couple may
seek the advice of genetic counseling in order to
understand the possible risk to their unborn child.

If you feel that you would like to have genetic
counseling you should look for a specialist in the
area that has specific training in genetics such as a
doctor or nurse with additional training in genetics
or an individual who has completed the curriculum
necessary to become a Certified Genetic Counselor
(CGC). To get assistance with finding or selecting a
genetic counselor, individuals can contact their
local chapter of the March of Dimes (Vero Beach,
772-562-0115) or visit the National Society of
Genetic Counselors' website at www.nsgc.org to
locate a genetic counseling center within your area.


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and getting routine dental
care they can increase their
chance of a healthy smile.
Teenagers also have the abili-
ty to create long lasting habits
that can carry with them
through adulthood.
Dental care is an important
part of every child and adults
life. Routine dental care can
keep your mouth healthy and
your smile bright. Dental care
is important because it has
been linked to physical health
and longevity, both of which
are important to your future
children.







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round water conservation
measures across the entire 16
county district. The mandatory
meOasujres, :Lr '1'ni,. in place in
Lee and ( ,ll, counties, aim
to conserve more water by
. ,,. ih.: landscape irrigation to
three days per week and only
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hours when less water is lost to
evaporation.
S,7-,_ Governing Board wants
to promote wise and efficient use
of water," said SFWMD Governing
Board Chairman Eric Buermann.
"By expediting the rulemaking
process, we can ensure there
is a long-term strategy in place


to strengthen protection for
our water resources after we
emerge from the current water
shortage."
The proposed expansion of
the year-round rule will provide
a framework for consistent
implementation of water
conservation measures across
the District and help ensure
the long-term sustainability of
the region's water resources.
Although municipalities will be
encouraged to uniformly adopt
ordinances that include these
measures, as well as variance
and enforcement provisions,
they will have the option to pass
more stringent, individual local
ordinances.
Five rule development
workshops are scheduled to
directly engage water users across


the District and obtain public
comment during the rulemaking
process:
June 18, from 10 a.m. to
noon at the South Florida Water
Management District Miami Field
Station 9001 NW 58th Street ,
Miami;
June-18, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at the Fern Forest Nature Center,
201 Lyons Road Coconut Creek;
June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. in
the Stuart City Hall Commission
Chambers, 121 SW Flagler
Avenue, Stuart;
June 20, from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m. at the South Florida Water
Management District Building
1, Storch Conference Room,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach; and,
June 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at
the Osceola Heritage Park Meeting


Room 162, 1921 Kissimmee
Valley Lane, Kissimmee.
The SFWMD Governing
Board authorized staff to initiate
rulemaking for District wide
adoption of the agency's year-
round water conservation rule,
section 40E-24 of the Florida
Administrative Code, at its March
-meeting. Following the five
scheduled public workshops, a
preliminary draft of the rule will
be reviewed by the District's Water
Resources Advisory Council
(WRAC) at its July 5 meeting. If
approved by the WRAC, the rule
will be submitted to the SFWMD
Governing Board for formal
rule adoption on July 12. Final
district-wide implementation
is anticipated this fall after a
subsequent review by the State.


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Betty Lou Covington
Betty Lou Covington, age 65
of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
June 24 at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Aug. 13, 1941 in Cincinnati,
Ohio she has been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past year,
coming from Lake City.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Bill Covington.
She is survived by one brother,
two sisters, and a host of nieces
and nephews.
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Carson Bryce
Lawrence
Brent and Cliston Lawrence
of Dunnellon are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Car-
son Bryce.
He was born June 12, 2007,
at Citrus Memorial Hospital in In-
verness. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 ozs.
and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Clayton and Jacque Williams of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Donald and Marylou Law-
rence of Chiefland, formerly of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Beulah
Hostettler of Ft. Pierce.


Paul Lucas Knickerbocker
and Papa Jim Womble
Paul Lucas
Knickerbocker
Luke and Jamie Knickerbocker
of Arcadia are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Paul Lucas
Knickerbocker. He was born June
15 at their home in Arcadia. He
weighed 8 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 21
1/4 inches long.
Maternal .grandparents are
Jim and Cathy Womble of
Okeechobee.
Paternal' grandparents are Tom
and Barbara Knickerbocker of Ar-
cadia.


Carson Bryce Lawrence
Other family members include:
Aunt Ashley Lawrence of Chief-
land and Aunt Melodie and Uncle
Steve Smith of Okeechobee.


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Mario Devon Nunez
Mario Devon Nunez
Mario and ,Cristal Nunez of
Okeechobee are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Mario Devon.
He was born April 13, 2007, at
St. Lucie Medical Center in Port
St. Lucie. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs.
and was 21 inches long.
Mario was welcomed home
by friends and family.
Maternal grandparents are
Sandra Martinez of Colomo, Mich.
and Abel Tehandon of Spruce-
pine, N.C. Paternal grandparents
are Margarita and Andres Nunez
of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are -Ali-
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Wendy Marie Prevatt and
Brad Allen Davis were joined in
marriage on Feb. 24, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Wayne and Sharon Prevatt of
Okeechobee. The groom is the
son of Bob and Glennie Davis
of Belle Glade.
The wedding ceremony
was held at Freedom Ranch in
Okeechobee. The bride's un-
cle, Carey McKee officiated at
the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her father.
The outside wedding was
accented by' a white carriage
decorated with red roses and
drawn by two white horses
which brought the bride and
her wedding party to the cere-
mony site beneath the oaks and
cypress trees.
The bride wore a white strap-
less gown accented with pearls
and a gathered train, matching
fingertip veil and a pearl neck-
lace from her grandmother.
She carried a bouquet of
white Callalillies, as did her
maid of honor and brides-
maids.
The maids of honor were
the bride's sisters, Becky Pre-
vatt and her sister, Kim Wolff,
both of Okeechobee. The
bride's niece, Jenna Wolff was
the guestbook attendant. They
wore matching red strapless


gowns that gathered like the
bride's gown at the bottom.
The best man was Michael
Lakatos of Belle Glade. The
groomsman was Warren Jones
of Ft. Meyers.
The flower girls were Ken-
dall and Kameron Kennedy of
Pahokee and are the daughters
of Kirk and Machell Kennedy.
They wore matching white
dresses trimmed with red rib-
bons and red ribbons in their
hair.
The ring bearer was Riley
Kirskey of Okeechobee, son of
Trisha Kirskey.
Other out of town guests
included the bride's uncle and
aunt Otto and Shirley Newhart
of Ocala; sister of the bride, Beth
Hudson and her daughter Erika
from Signal Mountain, Tenn.;
and, friends Joe and Margaret
White from Woodstock, Ga.
Following the ceremony,
a reception was held at the
Freedom Ranch with food and
dancing to celebrate the happy
occasion.
After a honeymoon trip to
Jackson Hole, Wyoming the
couple is at home in Belle
Glade.
The groom is employed as a
contractor with Big Lake Plant-
ing.
The bride is employed as
an accountant with Everglades
Farm Equipment.


25th Anniversary
Danny and Mary Tolbert of Okeechobee celebrated their
25th anniversary on June 5, 2007. They were married on
June 5, 1982 by the late Pastor Bernice Taylor at the House
of God, Miracle Revival and Fellowship in Okeechobee.
Their children are Danny Tolbert, Jr., 24, of Atlanta, Ga.
and Joshua Tolbert, 15, of Okeechobee.



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Florida Girl State Alumni
2007 Florida Girl State Alumni Rachel Holt came home
Friday, June 22 when she made her parents even more
proud. All 300 Florida Girl State Delegates had the oppor-
tunity to obtain one of the five scholarships to Tallahas-
see Community College and Florida State University via
an essay and interview. Rachel received one of the schol-
arships. "I feel like I won the lottery, I never would have
guessed that I would be chosen," Ms. Holt said tearfully.
Ms. Holt would like to thank Mrs. Bea Briney, the ladies of
American Legion Post 64, her honors English teacher Mr.
Jim Leidy and most of all God. Ms. Holt will be a senior
at Okeechobee High School, class of 2008. She is the
daughter of Dwane and Jane Holt.


Thank you
The Good Spirits Old Habits
Put-Put Tournament would like to
thank the following sponsors for
their donations and for helping to
raise $15,280.05 for children with
cancer: KOA, Good Spirits, Old
Habits, Sturdivent Painting, Blimp-
ie, Garage Door Sales, Jack's Tees,
The Shoe Box, Pizza Heaven, Pat's
Floral Design, Burgess Supply,
Holiday Inn Express, Golden Cor-
ral, Winn Dixie, MidFlorida Hard-
ware, The Oil Can, R.J. Gator's,
Domino's Pizza, Beef O'Brady's,
Quality A/C, Tractor Supply, Van-
ity Salon, CJ's Wholesale, Flower
Petals, Donut Connection, Gary
Penberthy, Goodyear, Curves,
Shady Rest Grocery, Brahman
Theatre, Pier II, Los Cocos, Trea-
sure Chest, Larson Dairy, Sally
Creamer, UTT/Cool, LLC., Harley
Davidson, Lunkers, Sunglasses,
etc., The Hunters' Den, Best West-
ern, Bank of America, Like New
Furniture, Birds by Crowe, JC
Ledferd Paint, Texaco, Economy
Inn, Echols Plumbing, Shell, Giz-
mo's Pizza, Indeco, Inc., Riverside
Bank, Taylor Rental, Doug Wallace
(Outdoor Furniture), Southern
Wine & Spirits, WM. Thies Dis-
tributing, Cheney Brothers, Ber-
nie Little Distributors, Tri-County
Water & Well, Hungry Howie's,
Ding A Ling Deli, Vacation Con-
nection, Adams Pest Control, Su-
zie's Hallmark, Bealls Outlet, The
Dust Collector, W&W Lumber,;
The Canvas Shop, Rocky's Barber
Shop, King House Buffet, Elliott's
Pawn Shop, Okeechobee Music,
Jeanette's Interiors, Rustic Ranch
Furniture, Photography & Bakery
by Bobbi, Palm Beach Princess,
Hoss & Son Aluminum, Williams
Pawn & Gun, AmVets Post 2001,
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club, Jack
Vogel Simulated Brick & Stone,
Tender Care Daycare, Buxton Fu-
neral Home, Onsite Outboard Mo-
tor Service, Colour Me Crazy Sa-
lon, Wilkinson- Cooper Produce,
Lance's Treehouse, O'Kelley In-
surance, Walpole Feed & Supply,
Okeechobee Livestock Market,
Coca-Cola, McArthur Farms, In-
dian Hills Golf Course, SST Cus-
tom Fabricators, Office Bar &
Grill, Butch's Fish Camp, Russ &
Linda Papy, Jerry & Jo Jones, Jim
& Cheryl Benoit, Ron & Becky
Staley, Kim & Sally Swart, Mike &
Caroyln Birchfield, Betty Turner,


Florida Bar honors Briefs


50-year members


TALLAHASSEE -- One hun-
dred twenty-three attorneys will
be honored for a half-century of
dedication to the practice of law
as members of the Florida Bar
during The Florida Bar's Annual
Convention, June 27-30, at Orlan-
do World Center Marriott Resort
& Convention Center. To receive
recognition, attorneys must be
members in good standing and
attain their 50th anniversary of
admittance to the practice of law
in Florida in 2007.
Among the honorees are


judges, politicians, professors,
founders of prominent law firms
and Florida Bar leaders. The
Florida Bar celebrates this year's
honorees for their service to the
community and to the legal pro-
fession.
The 50-year members will be
honored at a luncheon spon-
sored by the Florida Bar's Young
Lawyer Division, June 29 at 12:30
p.m. Okeechobee's Judge Wil-
liam L. Hendry will be honored
at this event.


Godwin Family Reunion


The annual Godwin fam-
ily reunion is scheduled for
Saturday, June 30, beginning at
10 a.m. at the Bassinger Civic
Center. Barbeque lunch will be
served at noon and meat will be
furnished. Bring a covered dish
of vegetables, salads and des-


serts. Also please bring any old
family pictures or mementos to
share. The Rambling Rose Blue-
grass band will be entertaining
from Bowling Green. For ques-
tions, contact Pearl Godwin at
(863)763-2614 or Jimmy God-
win at (772) 216-3048.


Equipment,. available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours
a week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities ",currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Raul-
erson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312.


Barbara Mullins, J&S Electronics,
Gilbert Chevrolet, Rim Canal Mo-
tel RV Park, Regions Bank, Better
Business Equipment, VFW Post
10539, VFW Post 9528, VFW Post
4423, U-Save, Duran Jewelry, The
UPS Store, Bass Funeral Home,
Sandoone Entertainment, Wee
Care Child Center, Porter's Dry
Cleaners, Accurate Insurance, Big
Lake Roofing, Eli's Western Wear,
Stardust Lanes, Glades Gas, Siesta
Beach Resort, Sugarloft Koa, Pub-
lix, Don's Appliance, Countryside
Florist, Sears, Okeechobee Coun-
try Club, Clock, Seacoast National
Bank, Movie Gallery, Katie's Pet
Parlor, Tucker Group, St. Lucie
Battery & Tire, Mom's Kitchen,
Lehman Auto Body, Cowboys &
Indians, K&S Trophies, National
City Bank, Flamingo Motel, She-
nanigans, Travelers Inn, Barney's
Barber, 14K Gold Store, Badcock
Furniture, ARS Power Sports,
Izzy's Tire Sales, Wireless Zone,
EX-Treme Power Sports, The
Landing Strip Caf6, Lonnie Price
Plumbing, The South Wind Band,
Rita's Furniture, and Club Yama-
ha.

Thank you for
your support
Thank you to the entire com-
munity of Okeechobee for your
donations and support in our
fundraising effort in assisting
us, Lexi Peaden and Gabrielle
Carden, in our journey to the
Wrangler Junior High National
Championships in New Mexico.
It was a big success.
A special thank you goes out
to Steve and Dee Dee Cates for
their endless hours of selfless-
ness work with the project. We
truly believe they have the biggest
hearts in Okeechobee County.
So many people contributed
to the success of this project by
donating money, food, ice, work-
ing at the jackpot rodeo, donat-
ing stock, tractors, timers, etc. In
addition, many business owners
helped by allowing money jars to
be placed in their businesses and
they also pushed for donations.
The thank you list is just too long
to mention.
This could not have happened
without the love and support
of the community and we truly
want to thank everyone involved.


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Community Events

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.
floridasac.org.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
+ Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101
S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-
8360. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and
most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for
all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right em-
ployee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or,
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Community Events


Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the summer
and is nc Ionrr acceptingg donations for the sale. For information, call
Rosie at .. ,-4242

Reunion tor 0HS class of '98 planned
Any and i graduates ,*' the Okeechobee High School class
of . re asked to iin . ... : il your contact information to ohs-
'" ...-. ...r.. . .. Include your maiden name if appropriate, ad-
dress, phono number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
''ar union More *i ,il-,. will be published as they are available.
Fiee siiiunmer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could
not have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and,
the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-


ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

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

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

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


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

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

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.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
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Community Events


Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pag-
eant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the
.Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to purchase
needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months to 21 years.
,Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are beauty, pho-
togenic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover queen/
king for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, at 5
p.m. No exceptions. Applications may be picked ,up at Kid's Corner,
the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by Bobbi and the
.Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For information call Donny Arnold at
'(863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue
during business hours at (863) 763-5544.

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
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 Va-
cation Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The
school will be held Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6
until 9 p.m. For information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.

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


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.

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

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

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 l988reunion@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.


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.

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 assis-
tance with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call
Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to
apply.

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.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
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 Ill "Surf's Up" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
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MATERNAL CARE CASE
MANAGEMENT POSITION
Bilingual required.
Fax resume: 863-462-5878
NEW HORIZONS
Now has a Service Represen-
tative position available in
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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Lykes Citrus Management Division has an imme-
diate opening for a Pest/Disease Inspection Su-
pervisor. Qualified applicants must possess at
least two years experience working in a citrus
grove production environment with a concentra-
tion on, citrus production disease identification
and management and have experience with the
implementation of current disease management
protocols. The ideal candidate must be computer
literate and know how to operate GPS equip-
ment.

Lvkes Citrus Management Division offers comp'eti-
ilve wages (including participation in the compa-
ny's bonus plan) and a benefit package which
includes Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and J.TD in-
surance plus paid vacation and holidays. Inter-
ested applicants should email their resume to
rich.hetherton(lykes.com or fax to
(863)465-1672.

Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportu-
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Workplace, M/F/D/V


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.



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.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


RETAIL MANAGEMENT
Join Aaron's
NEWEST store open
in Okeechobee!!


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


Our Manager
Trainees have paid
training, bonuses,
benefits. NO
-Sundays!!! Must be
21 or over, clean
MVR, drug free.
APPLY IN PERSON
2302 Hwy 441 South
or email resume to:
aaronrents@msn.com


HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed-410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance -430
Medical Services435





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Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs &
Lawn Service
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to b ig or small Free
estimates. 863-763-7675
or cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423




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



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
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energetic, self motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.

The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
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employees are trusted and empowered
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Merchandise



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






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

Antiues 510


ROCKER,
(863)634-0888


CHEST FREEZER, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $55.
(863)467-1530

COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
(863)673-0920

DISHWASHER, Kenmore Ultra
Wash II, needs a water
pump. $25. (863)763-4098

KENMORE STOVE Electric,
Ivory, good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773.

REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
frostproof, works great,
needs paint. $50
(561)254-7458 Clewiston

REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
side by side, w/ice maker,
good cond. $250
(863)467-8294

STOVE- Whirlpool, asking $75
(863)675-0969

UPRIGHT FREEZER, 20 cu. ft.,
frost free, with lock. $250 or
best offer. (863)'467-5360

WASHER Kenmore, white,
good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773

WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV. Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644

WASHER/DRYER- Stackable,
Apt. size, Like new. Asking
$350. or best offer. Call
Rose @ (772)419-8370



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


Pre-Engineered Metal Build-
ing 40% Factory Discount
Sale. Commercial Straight
Wall Shops, Hangers, Ware-
houses, Mini-Storage, Indus-
trial Strips, 2,000-100,000
square feet, 25 Years Experi-
ence, Local References, On
Site Estimates & Factory
. Erection Available.
(800)720-6857.



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

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

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3)-
in alum frames, $500 firm
(863)763-3451
STORM SECURITY DOORS,
2), black, steel, 32"x80" &
5"x80', $200 will sell sep-
arately. (863)946-1284


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


BABY JOGGER, all aluminum,
made by Kool Stride, $100.
(863)983-4940
CAR SEAT, New, $35.
(863)801-4949
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726


Full Time

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


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
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



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,
incid mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABlldET- wli
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200 for both
(561)790-6589
COUCH- asking $75
(863)675-0969
CRAFTMATIC BED, single
size, like new, $200.
863)763-3070 or
863)484-0267
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $250/best offer.
(863)610-2946.
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

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

PINE DESK- large, $120 or
best offer (863)634-4888
ROCKER CHAIR- New, Over
stuffed, Beige, Micro-fiber,
easy to clean. Wood rocker
base. $175. (863)674-0098



GOLF CART, Club Car, 48 volt,
Excellent condition. $2400
(863)763-5299/610-1282
GOLF CLUBS, McGregor Mac-
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350.
(863)357-3542


TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2
magazines. $500 firm.
(863)634-9494


AB MACHINE, $50
(863)634-0888


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


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


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


ADULT DVDS- New 10, $75.
Call Dawn @
(863)64-3783 Serious in-
quiries Only.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
.(863)347-0023
CLOTHES POLES- 2,, Galva-
nized, Excellent condition.
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0.141 after 5:30pm
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
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CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET, First Act, Like
New. $125. (863)675-7539
GUITAR, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SP10 Squier Am-
plifier, black, Some music.
$235. (863)357-8788
GUITAR- Takamine EG330C,
1999 model, asking $500
can be seen at Jennings
Hdwe (863)675-2311
ORGAN- electric, works, $50
(863)357-4195



COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Corner, With Hutch & lots of
space for "Stuff". Gently used.
$75. (863)357-0060


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, 1st shots &
wormed, adult sz. 3-4 Ibs.
863-381-9234.
DOG PENS, (4), chain link, &
large plastic sky kennels,
$680 will sell separately.
(863)245-9413
JACK RUSSEL/CHIHUAHUA, 6
weeks old, $100.
(239)657-8549
LAB PUPPY, blonde, male,
registered, adorable, very
friendly, intelligent, $450
firm. (863)673-6829
PARROT: Ring Neck w/ Large
5 Ft. Cage. 4 month old.
$250. (863)673-2314
PUPPY, Chocolate Pit Mixed
Red Nose, 1st shots, 12
weeks, male, $250
(772)359-2707


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


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S513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131


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



COMPETITION BOX, Holds
(4) 12" speakers, Rhino lined
on outside of box. $100
(863)763-2230
HOME THEATER: Elite Audio
EA-609, Surround Sound, Pd
$5300 Sacrifice for $500.
LaBelle area. (239)357-6889
SPEAKERS, Bass canon, 2
port with JL speaker sub-
woofer. $50 (863)763-2230


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


ELECTRIC MOTOR- Baldor,
17.25 rpm, 3 hp, 115/230
volt. $100. or best offer.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
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,
:.7 ..,r :F, anne76 O .02"
SCAFOLDINIG: 18 p ... il
walk boards & aluminum
planks. $1000.
(863)467-6561
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754


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



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 8-0
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry./ Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 865




ALPHALPHA HAY, Square
Bales, 40-50 LBS. $10 each.
(863)634-5820


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
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, tp_
very loving 10 yr. n',
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. (863)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


Rentals



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



OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 11V 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.
VL, i 6.?.C '6 .00.i . ;:
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-,
ings (800)366-9783 Ext!
5798.
4/BR Foreclosure $14,900!'
5BR/3BA Only $28,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes,
Available from $10,000! For'
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext(
5669.
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
Annual rental homes in the'
heart of Central Florida,,
Beautiful waterfront commu-
nities with resort amenities,<
social events and on-site ac-
tivities. Call (800)887-8301
or visit www.EquityLifes-
tyle.com.
Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, D/W
No pets, yrly lease, $750/mo
+ $1000 sec. dep.
863-763-4031
HUD HOMES; 4BR/3BA
$199/mo! 5BR/3BA Foreclo-
sure! $465/mo! Stop Rent-
ing! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5853.
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 askl
for Judy I
Never Rent Again! Buy'
4BR/2BA $11,700! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $11,900! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD2
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
Okee, 2BR, 1BA on 3704 NW
36th Ave., $800 mo. +*
$400 sec., Ig. yard & shade
tree. 863-532-9182
OKEE., 3br, lba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW'
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108 ;
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-.
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets'
561-248-3888/863-599-0156'
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail, now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
RANCH, 1BR, on 4 acre lot,
$700 mo. Call
912-224-4658 or
734-637-2697


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SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D HRIST CTY 5 Acre Es-
no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to GIL CHRIST CTY 5 Acre Es-
move in. 2200 SW Third tate Properties Only
Ave., close to Walmart. Call $89,000. Homes Only. On
(772)708-7785 for details. Alachua Cty Line. COLUM-
BIA CTY 20-80 Ac. [lard-
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba woods, Plantation pines,
unfurn duplex. Avail. 6/1st, Creek. Homesites or Hunting
$750/mo + deposit. Appi $6,200/Acre. 1/2 Acre
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155 Homes Only. $46,000 Owner
Financing Available. LAFAY-
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, ETTE CTY 10-340 Acres.
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must Low as $6,200/Acre. Scat-
see! On Canal $1000/mo. + tered Hardwoods, Paved
1st & sec. (561)308-7566 Road High & Dry.
' S(800)294-2313, Ext.1585 7
days 7am-7pm A Bar Sales

Great Location! South Central Florida LAKE
OFFICE LOT SALE! Lake Access-
SPACE $79,900 (was $199,900)
Downstairs Lake View- $124,900 (was
Close proximity to new $224,900) Lakefront-
court house. 863-763-4740 $299,900 (was $399,900).
Owner says "SELL!" 1 to 3
acre lake properties reduced
New Offices avail from $100,000+. Gated commu-
470 sq. ft. up to 1900 sq. ft. nity, water sewer, paved rds,
West side of new courthouse u/g utils. Excellent financing.
Phone Judy (863)467-0831 Call now (866)352-2249, x.
2046.
OFFICE SPACE 2
in Okeechobee Near Riverside
Bank. Approx 700-1200 3
sqft. Call (863)357-8303
:Rommate 0950I BATTERY CREEK, SC WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm, duced prices! Marshfront
for rent. Inclds Util, Cable, lots from $179,900.
Pool & Kitchen privileges. Dockable Waterfront lots
$150/wk (863)223-2091 from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, SC. Premier loca-
ntion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
MOUNTAIN LAKE ESCAPE (888)279-4741.
The Ridges Resort & Club on
Lake Chatuge Stay 2 Nights, BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
3rd Night FREE, Beautiful WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
Lakeside Mountain Resort NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
Hiawasseee, GA TheRidges- chure & Information
R e s o r t c o m MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
(888)834-4409. with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
Real [stit I KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
16 1 REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
I free brochure
iH____ ~(800)841-5868.
Business Places Developer's Closeout Septem-
Sale 1005 ber 29th- 20% Off already
Commercial low pre-construction pricing.
Property Sale 1010 Lots & condos available w/
Condos,' water, marsh, golf, nature
Townhouses Salel015 views starting at 70k's. 1yr.
Farms Sale 1020 no payment options.
Houses Sale 1025 (877)266-7376 www.coop-
Hunting Property 1030 erspoint.com.
Investment
Property Sale 1035 LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
Land Sale 1040 and lake view homes And
Lots Sale 1045 parcels on pristine 34,000
Open House 1050 acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
Out of State nessee Call Lakeside Realty
Property Sale 1055 (888)291-5253 Or visit
Property Inspection 1060 www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property Lakefront homesite on beauti-
Sale 1070 ful Boone Lake in Northeast
Warehouse Space 1075 Tennessee. Fully amenitized
Waterfront Property 1080 community, spectacular
mountain views, convenient-
ly located near Johnson City.
(423)323-1676 Grand Vi-
sion, Inc. .
OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
Brand New Construction FINANCINGr NO PAYMENTS
1183 sq ft. Asking $158K FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219 front Community of the NC
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, villa, Blue Ridge Mtns. All
remodeled, great condition, Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
$120,000 or best offer. line start $99,000. Call Now
(863)697-0414 (800)709-LAKE._
I .SMountain Lifestyle Group now
I opening 2 GATED commu-
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE- cities in the high countryof
MY!! Start your driving ca- Western North Carolina. Lots
reer today! Offering courses starting at $26,000
in CDL A. Low tuition fee! (866)378-4769.
Many payment options! No
registration fee! NC MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
(888)899-5910 info@ameri- pristine 20- foot high water-
casdrivingacademy.com. fall, home site with great
view, very private, large pub-
lic lake nearby, $199,500.
This won't last long. Call now
DESPARATE (866)789-8535.
To SELL Your HOME? New Mexico Getaway 20
Acres $49,990 Scenic, trees,
views, wildlife, nearby BLM,
electricity. Prefect for hors-
es, hiking, hunting, family
ranch, retreat, and retirement
living. 100% financing. Call
FAST CASH OFFERS? (866)365-2825.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
5Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA- Murphy, N.C. 28906.
TOR TRAINING FOR EM- www.realtyofmurphy.com.
PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump Riverfront homesite on beau-
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers, tiful Tuckasegee River in the
Excavators; National Certifi- Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.
cation, Job Placement Assis- Private community, dramatic
tance; Associated Training views, exceptional weather
Services (800)251-3274 and recreation.
www.equipmentopera- (828)293-9514 High Vision,
tor.com. LLC
Palm Harbor Homes 30th An- So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
niversary Sale! Huge Dis- Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
counts, Easy Financing. 0% Rocky Mountain Views Year
Down when you own your round access, elec/ tele in-
land. Hurry while this offer cluded. Come for the week-
lasts!!! (800)622-2832. end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682
[il Timber Company Liquidation!
-l] NAcres $159,900. Timber
wooded acreages in South-
east Georgia. One day only,
Sat. June 30th. Loaded with
vide. Excellent financing. Call
National Timber Partners
now (800)898-4409, x
S1306.


Waterfront Condominiums on
Call now Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks,
561-628-7471 Missouri. 1,200 miles of
shoreline. Low taxes, insu-
rance and fees. Fishing, golf,
Lad-Sle 104 fun. From $99,900. The-
LakeCondoSource.com
Acre, V1 +, Ig. oaks, well, (573)346-1188.
septic tank, elec., damaged R
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
OKEE., 5.5 ac., LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
Vacant, beautiful oak trees,,2 PLACID, FL., Now 2BD cottag-
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac. es on Lake Placid, 300' white
can be separated. Located in sand beach, dock & addl.
Edwards Subdivision. Asking amenities. Call (863)441-2659
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL, Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
appraised for $190K. also avail. Call (863)465-2135
(863)610-0219 www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com


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

Mobile Homes



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




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



OKEE- Clean 28ft RV,
$400/mo, inclds util, lawn
maint. Single only No smok-
ing, No pets (863)634-8589
RIVER ACRES: 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)610-2126



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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



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air
gator type hull. Stainless bot-
tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-
ing motor,w/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
qeoraene34974@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
BOAT REPAIR! I come to
you.., even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
BOSTON WHALER, 17', well
equipped for salt water fish-
ing, coast guard inspected,
(863)467-4084
CAROLINA SKIFF 1450, 35
HP 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, 18ft., 115hp Mer-
cury outboard, center con-
sole, trolling motor. $1500
(863)634-9494
PONTOON, 24', hardtop, with
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr., $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454
PONTOON BOAT, 20', with
trailer, 48hp Evinrude motor,
$1500. (863)634-4106
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, 14ft., 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


BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
318, Good runner, Tires,
A/C's /Heat, Dinette, Fridge,
toilet. $2500. 772-332-1438
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


Sherri Enfinger, Manager, www.gilbert-golfcars.com
863763-6434
315 S. ParrottAvenue OkeechQbee, FL 34974


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 pitch, 4 blade.
Good shape. Asking $150.
(863)357-6229


BANDIT 600 '97- low miles,
$2500 or best offer or trade
(863)532-1761
HONDA CB350 4 cyl., Excel-
lent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
HONDA SHADOW 1100 SPIR-
IT '98- Black, mint cond.
windshield, hard locking
bags, lots of chrome & ex-
tras, new tires & battery.
Must see!, $4495 neg.
(561)253-4299
HONDA- Silverwing, 650 Low
mi., Excellent condition
$4500. (561)951-5676
MOTORCYCLE LIFT- Air oper-
ated w/front wheel vise &
ramp extension. $600.
(863)674-0898 or 517-1019
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER for
a dirt bike, good condition,
$175 (561)253-4299
YAMAHA SCOOTER '04, Bare-
ly used, 222 miles, $1500
(561)262-0510



HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KYMCO MONGOOSE 50
SPORT ATV- 2 stroke, Air
cooled, Electric start. w/kick
back-up $900. (863)673-0559
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565


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

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
BUW i525, '90, runs good,
cold a/t, sunroof, premium
wheels, $1500.
(863)677-4550
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
MERCEDES BENZ SEL- '85,
Runs good. Will get you
where you need to go!
$900.772-263-0013
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 TERCEL '89- 2 door,
needs transmission $300
(863)261-2511


CHEVY 4X4, '82- 350 V8, 3
spd auto, $2500 Firm
(863)634-9961
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


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
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 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
TONNEAU COVER Fiber-
glass, for '04 Ford F.150 p/u,
painted blue, has lock,
$500/neg. 863-697-3759.
TV, VCR & DVD for a vehicle,
with remotes & wires, $300
or best offer. (863)763-7444
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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 PICKUP '85, 2
wheel drive, auto, runs
great, white, $600 or best
offer. (863)801-4519
DODGE 3500 DUALLY, '95 10
cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed,
new tires, auto, a/c, only 29k
mi., mint cond., $6500.
(863)467-8600 Izzys Tire
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)763-8890
DODGE DAKOTA '92, 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 incI, $1200 or
best offer. (863)763-8335
FORD PICKUP '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer
(863)634-2454
GMC SONOMA- '96, Runs
good. Cold A/C. 5 speed.
Great on gas! $2500.
(863)228-0580
MAZDA PU '86- 5spd, runs,
tool box, $700 or best offer
(239)728-8521


CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '90, re-
built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on
new holly tbi, runs great,
$1600. (863)674-0013
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200. (863)763-4821
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '94,
$2200. (863)763-7585


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IN THE ('Rift il (LOURT OF THE
NOTICE OF MEETING NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
LICENSING BOARD FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-122
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public R E E
meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 @ 3:30 P.M. The public meeting will be held IN RE: ESTATE AR
at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee ANTHONY EDWARD SMALLS
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more informa- Deceased
ion, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department, 499 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863)763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. The administration of the estate of AN-
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect EDWARD SMALLS, deceased,
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim Fie Number 2007-CP-122 is pending
record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and elvi- in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
denceupon which the appeal willbe based. Planning and Development tapes are County, Florida, Probate Division, the
for the sole purpose of backup for official record of the Department. addrs of which is OkeechNWbee
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
Okeechobee County Construction The names and addresses of the per-
Industr Licensing Board sonal representative and of the person-
219793 ON 6/21 27/07 al reresentative's attorney are set
torth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat- unmatured, contingent or uniquidated
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con- claims on whom a copy of this notice
sider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on tis Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
Tuesday, July 24,2007, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Adminis- TH Court WIHS AFTERN THE ATE OF
traive Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the proposed THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
policy amendment are available in the School Board Office located at 700 S.W. TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
2nd Avenue, Room 307. DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.30 Student Clubs and Oroanizations All other creditors of the decent and
1. This policy provides gudeines and requirements for student clubs. persons having claims or demands
2. The proposed revision to this policy adds a statement to assure that student clubs egmatur decedent estate, including
and organizations do not interfere with the School Board's abstinence only sex claims, must file their or claims with this
eduation -pIoy sycourt WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
3. The leg authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws implemented THE ATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
are ES. 1001.43; 1006.07;1006.09; 1006.135; 1006.14. TION OF THIS NOTICE.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
Patici FOREVER BARRED.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D. The date of first publication of this Notice
SupernteNdent of Schools isJune20th, 2007/
220824 ON6/27/07 is June 20th, (007/
I PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
LAVERNE SMALLS
Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP) FY 2008 4760 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 WILSON & WILLIAMS, PA.
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 announces the Attorney for Personal Representative
following: Reuben S. Williams, Iv
Florida Bar No. 509612
Official public meetings regarding FY2008 Water Savings Incentive (WaterSIP) Fund- 954 E. Siler Springs Blvd.
ing Program: Ocala, FL 34470
1. Selection Committee Meeting: July 9, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the 219502 ON 6/20,27/07
SFWMD District Headquarters Bldg. B-1. 38 Bridge Conference Room
2. Selection Committee Meeting (Alternate Date): July 12, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the SFWMD Distrct Headquarters Bldg. B-1.2B Bridge Conference

All public meetings will be held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South T TT I
Florida Water Management District, Procurement Department, PO. Box 24680,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps |lI rs\ a S
who need assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two
business days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations an conference rooms refer-
enced above. For more information, please contact Stacey Adams, Project Man-
ager at (772) 682-2577 or Betty Thayer, Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-6011
221158 ON 6/27/07 '
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE f '
a il I NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
ENCLOSED TRAILER, alumi- CASENUMBER2007-CP-123
num, 5x8, $500 or best of- IN RE: ESTATE OF
fer. (863)763-4537 or JONATHAN THOMAS SMALLS ,
(863)357-3604 Deceased .
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
FLATBED TRAILER- 16' Dual The administration of the estate of JONA- "
axle, New tires & wheels. THAN THOMAS SMALLS, deceased, :' .'i j'
Diamond plate fenders. File Number 2007-CP-123 Is pending : .
$1500. (863)674-0898 in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee .'.
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Okeechobee
UTIL. TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail- County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd
Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
er, HD ramp door, dual axle, The names and addresses of the per-
brakes, lights, side door. sonal representative and of the person-
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497 al representative's attorney are set ei
All creditors of the decedent and other
[ TT -- l persons having claims or demands g .. "- : i' .
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79- claims, on whom a copy of this notice
1 owner, 110K, runs good, is served must tile their claims with
$1000 (863)234-9564 this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean TWICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
OATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
runs good, ac, works good, THIS NOTICE ON THEM. B k f
$2500 or best of- All other creditors of the decedent and
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle persons having claims or demands ,1,1
against decedent's estate, including ndVlct0 b mhfs
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated ( IC1I 06U 8 d h u
DODGE RAM CONVERSION claims, must file their claims with this
VAN 'Q Cld a/runs court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER fgit 1 fl
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
excellent, 196k. Below blue TION OFTHIS NOTICE.
book. $1500 (863)763-3451 ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
The date of first publication of this Notice
FORD WINDSTAR '98- needs is June 20th, 2007. nu ll ) urim taIt
new motor, everything else PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
is good, $200 LAVERNESMALLS op m l
(863)763-7444 4760 Highway 98 North 2
Okeechobee, FL 34972
^___ __ __ WILSON & WILLIAMS, RA. mLh Victo an houlk me-
S Attorney fr Personal Representative pro WIlUi vl
el UReuben S. Williams, Iv
r NFlorida Bar No. 509612
Ocala, FL 34470 sures abo00 18 intll by1
P N954ESier4SpringsBlvd.
352-629-9747
. ..... A1219508 ON 6/20,27/07 1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Public Notice 5005 NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, c nt mau
State Public FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION Bu M
Legal Notice 5500 CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-121
IN RE: ESTATE OF 1( o f j 0 i
MARY ANN SMALLS
I I3=m Deceased
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NOTICE T 1
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN The administration of the estate of MARY
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ANN SMALLS, deceased, File Number
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION 2007-CP-121 is pending in the Circuit i r 1 w n,
CASE NUMBER 2007-CP-124 Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which 11
IN RE: ESTATE OF is Okeechobee County Courthouse,
SAMANTHA MARIE SMALLS, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
Deceased da 34972. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and ofre
NOTICE TOCREDITORS the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
The administration of the estate of SA- All creditors of the decedent and other D' A
MANTHA MARIE SMALLS, deceased, persons having claims or demands
File Number 2007-CP-124 Is pending against decedent's estate, including h IM
In the Circuit Court for Okeechobee unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
County, Florida, Probate Division, the claims, on whom a copy of this notice
address of which is Okeechobee is served must file their claims with
County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
The names and addresses of the per- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- $1,9/
sonal representative and of the person- TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE Not C12)
al representative's attorney are set DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF ,
forth below. THIS NOTICE ON THEM. in
All creditors of the decedent and other All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands persons having claims or demands lai l[ 1 h undi
against decedent's estate, including against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice claims, must tile their claims with this
Is served must file their claims with court WITHI THREE MONTHS AFTER
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE '
TICE OR THIRTY OAYS AFTER THE FOREVER BARRED. P O0 01
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF The date of first publication of this Notice
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. is June 20th, 2007/
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands PERSON REPRESENTATIVE:
against decedent's estate, including LAVERNE SMALLS ex p ct 0 rdr
unmatured, contingent or unliquldated 4760 Highway 98 North
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER WILSON & WILLIAMS, RA.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Attorney lor Personal Representative
TION OF THIS NOTICE. Reuben S. Williams, Iv T J l 1tern/ \c1
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE Florida Bar No.509612
FOREVER BARRED. 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. \ )
The date of first publication of this Notice Ocala, FL 34470
1s June 20th, 2007. 210500O62 0,2747 0 and send with chekto:
PERSON REPRESENTATIVE: 2_0_N_/20_27/07__ _
LAVERNE SMALLS U l
4760 Highway 98 North nr.Ri il
Okeechobee, FL 34972 READING A
WILSON & WILLIAMS, P L3 A DA,,
Attorney for Personal Representative NEWSPAPER SAVE 3 eni r St 1
Florida Bar No. 509612. TIME BY HELPING YOU r1 t, 1
Ocala, FL 34470 PIAN YOUR TIME
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Representing Okeechobee in championship
The National League 8 and under All-Star team will represent Okeechobee when it takes to
the field in Lakeland this coming weekend for the Dixie Boys state championship tourna-
ment. Team members are (in no particular order) Jared Joyner, Alex Lopez, Logan Ether-
ton, Cody Louthan, Logan Laskey, Sean Osceola, Baron Stuart, Colton Smith, Zakk Go-
pher, Dylan Morris, Owen Hicks and Danny Tijerina. They are coached by Joey Morris,
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Okeechobee NewsNictoria Hannon
Changing sides
After the end of an inning students at the Safe and SMART
program change sides of the field, preparing for the next
part of the kickball game. The program is currently being
held at Yearling Middle school play kickball as part of their
outside time on Monday, June 25.

Sports Briefs


Looking for
team bowlers
Stardust Lanes is looking for
bowlers for their mixed league
(four bowlers, two men and
two women). Teams are now
forming to start on Friday, Sept..
7, at 7:30 p.m. Individuals or
teams contact (863)763-4496 or
(863)467-6596.
OHS sponsoring
baseball/softball camp
The Future Stars baseball/
softball camp, sponsored by the
Okeechobee High School base-
ball and softball programs, will
take place on Aug. 6-10, from
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, at O.H.S.
for boys and girls ages 7 through
16. This camp will provide quali-
ty baseball/softball instruction by
college and high school coaches
including the head softball and
baseball coaches from Indian
River Community College and
Stetson University. This camp is
designed and geared' for the seri-
ous player and all potential little
league coaches. The camp will
consist of two days for pitching
and catching, two days for hitting
and the final day for infield and
outfield play. There is no charge
for this camp, but space is lim-
ited. Forms can be obtained at
Hibbett Sporting Goods and Beef
O' Brady's or by calling Jess Man-
son at (863) 634-5020, Bobby
Steiert at (863) 634-6523 or Russ
Brown at (863) 634-4457. The


application deadline is June 30.
Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wres'
tling Club meets on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings at thi
Okeechobee High School gym. ,
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m*
Middle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
welcome.
For information, contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.
Cheerleading squad Y
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinurm
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every,
day, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-081
to.join.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
month.
I Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255. '


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