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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Vol. 98 No. 179 Thursday, June 28, 2007 500 Plus tax


Today's

Meetings
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will meet in the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St., at 9 a.m.

Briefs


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

Glades County
burn ban not lifted
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and will remain in effect
until further notice. For infor-
mation, call (863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
strictions.
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by gping to the South Fl.ri-.
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmd.gov.

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bottom
of the lock chamber to become
a navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the navi-
gation lock has become shal-
low enough that boaters may
have difficulty navigating safely.

Drought Index
Current: 420
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels


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


Planners OK Eagles Landing


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A proposed large scale resi-
dential and commercial devel-
opment with an environmental
twist, Eagles Landing, recently
overcame another hurdle toward
becoming reality.
On Tuesday, June 26, the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals recommended that 'the
zoning change request of Land
Ventures of America, LLC be
granted. The applicant had re-
quested a change in zoning from
residential general to planned de-
velopment for property located
on the north side of U.S. 441 S. E.,
west of Nubbin Slough.


Planned development zoning
is intended to allow for various
and mixed uses in a single, com-
prehensive development. This
zoning district was developed to
promote more efficient and eco-
nomic uses of land, and allows
for flexibility and creativity in de-
sign options. It allows for planned
integration of multiple uses and
structures with a mixture of hous-
ing types and commercial build-
ings in the same development.
If the board's recommendation
is approved by the Okeechobee
County Board of Cuj rntv Commis-
sioners at their July 12 meeting, it
will allow the developers to pro-
ceed with their plans for develop-
ing the 101-acre site which is cen-
tered around an eagle's nest.


Eagles Landing will have a
total of 622 residential units in-
cluding 242 condominiums, 246
two-story townhouses and 116
one-story villas. It will be market-
ed to both seasonal and full-time
residents.
"I think we are getting a good
project here," offered planning di-
rector Bill Royce.
According to one of the devel-
opers, Mike Locigno, who was
contacted before the meeting,
the name Eagles Landing was
decided upon and the site plan
drawn up before the eagle's nest
was discovered. Then they redid
their plans to make the eagle's
nest a feature of the development.
See Planners Page 2


Bingo: Helps teach students about government


Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Around 8 pm on the night of Saturday, June 23, the participants head out to meet with
the bus that will take them to Boy's State. Those participants were (left to right): Jessie
Bryant, Will Davis, Matt Strickland, Raff Erwin and Sean Petry.

Camp fills students with patriotism

By Victoria Hannon [
Okeechobee News I 1


The American Legion and
American Legion Auxiliary of-
fer an amazing opportunity to
members of the 2008 senior
class at Okeechobee High
School in the summer before
their final year of high school.
During this period they send
a number of students -- five
boys and two girls -- to Flori-
da's Boy's State/Girl's State.
This year the Okeechobee
chapter of the American Le-
gion, Post 64, sent Jessie Bry-
ant, Will Davis, Matt Strickland,
Raff Erwin and Sean Petry to
represent our community. The
Auxiliary sent Rachel Holt and
Whitley Birch.
Girl's State, which ran June
14-22, was held on the cam-
pus of Florida State University
(FSU). Boy's State is currently
taking place in the same loca-
tion.
Through the program the
students are eligible to receive
scholarships to Florida 'State
University. Out of the 300 dele-


After returning to Okeechobee from their trip to Tallahas-
see, Rachel Holt and Whitley Birch can call themselves
Girls State Alumni. Both girls spent a week at the state
capital learning about not only the state and national
governments, but about being American.
gates only five were selected to Rachel Holt.
receive these scholarships. Se- "We had to write an es-
lections were based on an es- say about why we wanted
say and a personal interview. the scholarship," stated Miss


One such scholarship fell to


See Camp Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This pasture land on the north side of U.S. 441 S.E. west of
Nubbin Slough is the site of a proposed 101-acre residential
and commercial development.


Planners nix



mine request,


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
David Feltenberg will not be
able to mine sand from an un-
used shell rock pit on S.W 26th
Avenue. That decision was hand-
ed down by the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals at
their Tuesday, June 26, meeting.
However, the board did grant
three requests for installation of
,used., dwelling units, arrmended_
a special exception, granted
another special exception and
recommended two zoning
changes.
Mr. Feltenberger had request-
ed a special exception to allow
sand mining in an agriculture
zoning area on S.W 26th Av-
enue.
His attorney, Jeffrey Fadley,


argued that the mining request
should be viewed as a renewal
since the sand would come
from an inactive shell rock mine.
He argued that the area had tra-
ditionally been used for shell
rock mining. He added that his
client would be happy to restrict
his hauling to going east on S.W.
32nd Street and south on S.W
16th Avenue.
In response to a question
from the board, Mr. Fadley re-
plied that he did not know'how
many trucks a day would be in-
volved.
Planning director Bill Royce
noted that mining has been
on the decline and that there
are more residential houses,
churches and a school on the
roads that would be used for
See Mine Page 2


Commissioners



to discuss



mixed agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners will
face a variety of issues when
they meet Thursday, June 28.
Marcia Staszko of the Cen-
tral Florida Regional Planning
Council is scheduled to present
the board with an overview of
the transportation disadvan-
taged program, and promote
adoption of a resolution sup-
porting the selection of a multi-


If You Go
What: Okeechobee County
Board ol County Commissioners
Where Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second ;,
St.
Wnen- Thursday, June 28, 9 a.m.

county community transporta-
tion coordinator and formation,
of a multi-county local coordi-
See Board Page 2


Index
Classifieds............................ 9-11
Comics .................................... 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword................................. 9
Obituariesn.................................. 6
Opinion .................................. 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
Sports...................................... 12
TV ......................................... 10
Weather................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices,




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Main Street members


discuss events, projects


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Main Street
held their quarterly member-
ship meeting at the Golden
Corral on Wednesday, June
27, where they discussed all
the local upcoming events and
the status of current projects
on which the group has been
working.
The meeting began with an
update of the old jail restora-
tion project and the newly sub-
mitted grant for the maximum
allowed amount of $350,000
to the state. As the state had


reduced funds provided to the
historical preservation society
this past year, the county grant
request for the restoration was
not awarded.
Main Street submitted a new
grant on May 31, which was
basically the same as the previ-
ous request. The county asked
that the grant be submitted in
another name so it would not
deter the state from funding the
county's request for another
grant.
The county has previously
awarded $581,000 to the old
jail restoration project. These
funds will cover the restoration


of the foundation, remove the
inside of the building, reinforce
the walls and put on a new
roof. According to Terry Bur-
roughs, the bid offers on this
portion of the project were sent
out on June 25.
Main Street will be holding
a celebration to honor National
American Cowboy Day on Sat-
urday, July 28, by having a cat-
tle drive. The group, along with
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association, will drive cattle
along S.R. 70 from the Coun-
try Cooler to the Okeechobee
See Projects Page 2


Okeechobee NewsNictoria Hannon

Hay shortage
Due to draught hay is selling quickly at local retailers,
Almost as soon as it comes in it is bought.


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\lilithiij. the board decided
against Mr. Feltenberger, they
, e'e '.mk ivid in their decision. The
vote was 4-3 to deny the request.
Bo.-Ird mel iber_ Juiity Hoover, Pam
Newcomer, Mike Long and Ted
kI kIr voted against the special
exception. Stan Curran, Carl Shu-
mate and Jeff Sumner voted for the
mining operation.
The board was also divided
in their decision about granting
Jorge and Eulogia Servin's request
to install a used dwelling unit on
N.W. 46th Terrace. Staff had recom-
mended disapproval because of
discrepancies in the inspection.
However, the board did not
view the discrepancies as being
severe enough to warrant denial.
They voted 5-2 to approve the
request, provided the inspection
discrepancies were corrected. Mr.
Sumner and Mr. Kelchner voted


Board
Continued From Page 1
nating board. The board would
serve Hardee, Highlands and
Okeechobee counties.
A community transportation
coordinator is responsible for
management of transportation
disadvantaged services which
includes development and opera-
tion of a transportation disadvan-
taged service plan and prepara-
tion and submittal of an annual
operations report.
The county's 2004 disaster re-
covery Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) was issued
for 24 months with an expiration


Camp
Continued From Page 1
Holt. "From there, 10 girls were
interviewed and five were picked
out of that to receive the scholar-
ship."
This scholarship will cover
tuition for two years at Tallahas-
see Community College and then
cover two years of tuition at FSU.
"I've wanted to go to FSU since
I was 10," admitted Miss Holt. "I
plan to major in social work, soci-
ology or juvenile justice."
Miss Holt was appointed as
the director of Children and Fami-
lies for the state and as fire chief
for the City of Palatka, meaning
that it was her job to make sure
that everyone in the city -- 25 girls
-- were up and ready to go every
morning.
Her comrade in Tallahassee,
Miss Birch, was appointed to the
position of city attorney for the
City of Okaloosa and then 'county
attorney for her county. Her po-
sition as attorney allowed her to
take part in the mock trial that
is held annually where the girls
elected to the Supreme Court re-
try and preside over a case that
came before the State Supreme
Court in the past.
"I wanted to go into child psy-
chology, but now I think I want
to go into law," stated Miss Birch.
"After we met two of the Supreme


Projects
Continued From Page 1
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E Following the drive, a
ranch rodeo will be held at the
county facility.
The ranch rodeo will consist
of five events that coincide with
what goes on at a working ranch.
These events will be performed
by 10 teams from local ranches
who will be competing in such
events as calf branding, stampede
races, team doctoring, wild cow
milking and team sorting.
This event is being promot-
ed as an educational source to
teach citizens and visitors about
the rich culture of cowboys in
Okeechobee. There will be events
scheduled throughout the day pri-
or to the 2 p.m. rodeo.
Sponsorship opportunities are
available through the Main Street
office. The event is being adver-
tised as a weekend get-away for


against approval.
The board was unanimous on
all the other votes that evening.
The board approved the re-
quests of Bill and Cheryl Freeman
to install a used dwelling unit on
N.W. 36th Terrace, and Concepcion
Medrano's request to install a used
dwelling unit on N.E Eighth Way.
However, they decreed that be-
fore a certificate of occupancy is is-
sued any inspection discrepancies
must be corrected.
County ordinance requires that
a used dwelling unit from out of the
county receive an engineer's certi-
fication. Since the origin of all three
used dwelling units was uncertain,
the board also requested that each
owner either furnish proof the unit
came from within the county or
provide an engineer's certificate.
Several of Mr. Freeman's neigh-
bors volunteered to do what they
could to help the Freeman's cor-
rect deficiencies in their dwelling
unit. -
Paul and Deanna Mitchell and
Donald Macintosh requested an
amendment of a previously grant-


date of Aug. 31, 2007. However,
projects funded under the grant
will not be completed by the
grant expiration date. Therefore,
the board is expected to request a
six-month extension of the grant.
Projects funded by the grant
include the Okeechobee Utility
Authority wastewater treatment
plant expansion, Douglas Park
stormwater retention pond prop-
erty acquisition and construction,
and street paving.
In other action, the board is ex-
pected to:
* authorize an interlocal agree-
ment with the City of Okeechobee'
for distribution of certain local op-
tion gas tax revenues;
* award a contract for runway
rehabilitation at the Okeechobee


Court Justices -- to stand in the
Supreme Court, standing behind
the bench -- now I want to be a
Supreme Court Justice."
Both girls returned to
Okeechobee with a different per-
spective than they left with and an
added measure of patriotism.
"This is a great learning expe-
rience," commented Miss Birch.
"We have a lot more American-
ism -now than before we went,
and we met new people and
made lifelong friends."
Bea Briney is head of the se-
lection committee that chose the
delegates to attend Girl's State.
She also heads up the American
Legion Auxiliary. These girls had
to show academic achievements
and political interest. They also
made a presentation before Aux-
iliary members citing bills they
would like to see passed and
issues they feel need to be ad-
dressed in the community, state
and nation. After passing the ini-
tial screening, four girls were se-
lected -- two delegates and two al-
ternates -- that then had to attend
a tea in Riviera Beach.
Delegates to Boy's State went
through a similar process under
the direction of Dan Fennell.
"We go to the guidance coun-
selors and set up a meeting with
all eligible juniors," stated Mr. Fen-
nell. "Then we hold a screening in
March to select the five boys that
will go to Boy's State."


visitors outside of Okeechobee
with special deals created through
Main Street with local hotels and
the KOA Campground. Also, Mi-
Cin Ranch will be the site of a
barn dance. All proceeds from the
dance will go to Hospice.
Program manager Karen
Hanawalt told the group's gen-
eral membership that the major-
ity of Main Street organizations
do not confer with their city and
county governments on a regular
basis until they have to come to
therm to ask for money. The local
Main Street group has been com-
mended by the Main Street orga-
nization on their communication
and involvement in giving back to
their city and county. '
One way that they are plan-
ning to give back is to place signs
throughout the community to al-
low non-residents to locate com-
mon places such as the lake, Fla-
gler Park, the agri-civic center and
the county courthouse.
Main Street design committee


ed special exception to allow for
mini self-storage units in a heavy
commercial zoning district on U.S.
441 S. The original special excep-
tion required a minimum 20-foot
setback from all property lines.
The board granted the applicants'
request that that requirement be
deleted.
Robert and Margaret Kretiz
were granted a special exception
to allow for a storage activity and
contractor's yard in a commercial
zoning district on S.R. 70 E.
The board recommended that
Hudd Gorham and Cheryl Simons
be granted their request for a
change in zoning from residential
mixed to neighborhood commer-
cial-2 on N.W 36t Street. In their
application they stated that they
had no special commercial use in
mind at this time.
The board also recommended
approval of Big Lake Land Man-
agement's request for a change in
zoning from commercial to heavy
industrial for their U.S. 98 N. prop-
erty. This proposed change would
allow them to operate a metal re-


County Airport;
* approve CDBG funds to be used
for two homeowners' buyouts;
* state if any board members have
a conflict of interest with persons
applying for CDGB housing grant
funds;
* approve Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) plans for
the four laning of S.R. 70 E. be-
tween N.E. 341h Avenue and N.E.
801h Avenue;
* approve an agreement to re-
ceive FDOT funding for resurfac-
ing or reconstruction of S.E. 86th
Boulevard from U.S. 441 S.E. to
S.R. 710;
* purchase a brush truck for
County Fire/Rescue Department;
* authorize purchase of four sets
of self-contained breathing appa-


The Boy's State committee
also selects two alternates to at-
tend in the event that others are
unable to attend. Those selected
then attend meetings in the time
between their being selected and
leaving for FSU.
During their stay at Boy's/Girl's
State the students are taught how
the state and national govern-
ment runs.
From the time that they get on
the bus they begin to campaign
for the office that they wish to
hold. They have the opportunity
to become a congressperson and
sit in the Senate or House of Rep-
resentatives at the State Capital
in Tallahassee and pass bills that
have been written by their fellow
delegates, or they can campaign
for the office of governor or lieu-
tenant governor. Delegates that
achieve these offices sit in the
governor's office and either pass
the bills that make it through con-
gress, or veto them. They also
must deal with a state disaster
that arises in the three days that
they are in office.
"This teaches them about gov-
ernment. They learn how to write
a law and about the House and
the Senate," stated Mr. Fennell.
"They campaign and run for of-
fices -- senator, representative,
fish and game, if it is an office in
the state -- then they could get the
office."
From the hundreds of dele-


chair Devin Maxwell spoke of the
city entryway signs that are cur-
rently being drawn up to estimate
costs. Committee member John
Abney presented the designs
to the contractor's association
where the local non-profit group
has received potential offers of
support through either having
work done at cost or through do-
nations. A plaque will be placed
on the signs to honor those who
sponsor the signs.
The Courthouse Park project is
under way and they have current-
ly contracted with an urban de-
sign firm out of Orlando in order
to secure a commitment, while
funds for that type of consulting
service are available.
Main Street's second mural
project -- painted by Kathy Scott
on the Jeff Robinson Electric
building off of Park Street and
U.S. 441 S., and sponsored by the
Okeechobee Historical Society -
is nearing completion. The mural
depicts the correlation between


cycling business.
A second public hearing on the
above requested zoning changes
will be held before the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners on Thursday, June 12, at
9 a.m. in the commission cham-
bers.
The request for a special ex-
emption to allow for an RV park
at the Fort Drum Crystal Mine was
tabled at the request of a neighbor-
ing property owner's attorney. It
will be heard at the July meeting.
In addition to the regular on
July 24, a special meeting was
called for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July
10, to discuss the comprehensive
plan amendment necessary for
development of The Grove, a pro-
posed self contained nine square
mile development that is planned
for the northeastern corner of the
county.

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ratus for fire/rescue;
* approve a one-year extension of
the asphalt paving services con-
tract with Lynch Paving & Con-
struction Company;
* authorize that funds from the car
seat revenue account be granted
to the Healthy Start Coalition for
the purchase of car seats;
* ratify two fine reductions rec-
ommended by the special magis-
trate; and,
* make one appointment to the
county's Tourist Development
Council.

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gates that attend Boy's/Girl's State,
the staff at each chooses two del-
egates to send to Boy's/Girl's Na-
tion held in Washington, D.C., to
represent the state of Florida.
Local branches of both of these
organizations work throughout
the year to raise the money need-
ed to send the students to these
events. In addition to the cost of
the trip -- room and board and
transportation -- local chapters
sometimes provide the delegates
with spending money to buy the
photos and merchandise that is
available.
Post 64 raises these funds
through bingo, auctions and bake
sales that the American Legion
host through out the year.
Bingo, stated Mrs. Briney, stat-
ed was the deciding factor for the
Auxiliary.
"Anything we do goes towards
sending the girls, but the big thing
is Sunday night bingo," she said.
The program, which began in
the 1930s, is still seen as an en-
dorsement of the young people
that get sent by colleges and uni-
versities across the nation.
"If you plan on attending a
Florida school," stated Miss Holt.
"I would defiantly go to Girls State
over any other summer program.
I wouldn't have chosen anything
over it."


the three industries of catfish, the
ice plant and the FEC railroad in
Okeechobee County.
Main Street will be presenting
the third mural project, which
will be painted on the Embarq
building, to the Okeechobee City
Council on Tuesday, July 3. This
mural will involve a young artist
with a unique style depicting the
history of the telephone.
The next Main Street mixer will
be held at Cottage One-eleven,
111 N.E. Second St., on Wednes-
day, July 18, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Main Street will also be holding
a fun shoot at Quail Creek Planta-
tion on Saturday, Aug. 11, starting
at 8 a.m. to benefit beautification
and restoration projects.
For information about Main
Street or any of their projects,
contact Karen Hanawalt at (863)
357-MAIN.
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The development is designed to
protect the nest and residents
will have an unobstructed view
of the nest from an observation
platform.
Mr. Locigno stressed that the
housing units would be priced
to be affordable to high end blue
collar workers. He stated that
even though real estate sales
have been slow recently, he pre-
dicted they would pick up next
year.
The proposed condomini-
ums would be housed in four,
seven-story buildings in order to
give occupants a view of Lake
Okeechobee. Currently, the
county has a height restriction of
45 feet on all buildings. Approval
of the planned unit development
by county commissioners would
allow the developers a variance
on the height requirement. If ap-
proved, the condominiums could
be built to a height of 99 feet.
Mr. Royce said he has talked
with Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins and
the chief has no reservations
about the increased height. Chief
Hopkins said his crews would be
able to fight fires in buildings of
that height.
Plans call for nine acres of
existing, created and enhanced
wetlands, six lakes varying in size
from 0.34 acres to 4.88 acres,
two clubhouses and pools and
two public greens for active rec-
reation.


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thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 70 percent.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and iso-
lated thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
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Friday: Considerable cloudiness, with numerous showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 per-
cent.
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thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. 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
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WATER: I have a question. If I ordered a big tank truck full of water
and put it on my property would I be able to water any day I want to
water and anytime?
Editor's Note: According to the South Florida Water Management
District, yes.

RESTAURANT: I was coming here in the '60s, and don't remem-
ber any Olive Garden. I believe it would be a good fit for this town.
We sure don't need another bar/restaurant. Don't get me wrong, have
nothing against drinking, we just need a great restaurant with great
food that serves drinks.

ALVAREZ: I read in the paper yesterday that in closing arguments
the defense argued that it was the brother of Mark Alvarez and not him
that committed the murders. What really bothered me were the holes
in the timeline and evidence, and the fact that the defense attorney did
not present opening arguments or witnesses. When someone's life is
at stake, guilty or not, it makes sense to fight for it. I come from Miami
and every other week there's another high profile murder trial and they
fight it out. Over two years ago a friend of mine was murdered and the
people responsible were arrested three months later, and about every
three weeks they are back in court trying to get evidence, or witnesses
or motions dismissed. It's a big mess. I do believe that Mark had some-
thing to do with these crimes, but he was not alone and I hope that
these holes will be investigated more so that the other persons) can
be found and brought to justice. If Mark went there in Johnson's car
then someone had to bring him back. One last question, I couldn't
find information anywhere on Tenney's truck being set fire and the
fire spreading to his house a couple weeks after the murders. Was this
ever mentioned? I don't know what they ruled that as in the end, so
it's possible they thought it was just an accident.
Editor's Note: The defense brought up the possibility of Junior
Alvarez being involved in the Jan. 8, 2006, murders of Curtis Tenney
and Elizabeth Johnson. Junior Alvarez was interviewed by lead inves-
tigator Detective Sergeant T.J. Brock after the killings, but the detective
said he could find no evidence that Mark's brother had. any respon-
sibility in what transpired. Also, Mark Alvarez has not said anything
about anyone else's involvement in the murders. As to opening argu-
ments, defense attorney Robert Udell presented opening arguments
after the state had rested its case and just before presenting his clos-
ing arguments. This is a strategy sometimes utilized by attorneys. As
for the timeline, obviously there isn't enough space to lay out every
piece of evidence presented by the state. However, assistant state at-
torneys Ashley Albright and Tom Bakkedahl painstakingly accounted
for nearly every event that transpired on the night of Jan. 8. In regard
to your question about the fire, it was ruled arson and is still under
investigation. If anyone has any information about this fire they are
asked to contact Sgt. Brock at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
(863) 763-3117.

SCHOOLS: I was just wondering when Okeechobee is going to
build a new elementary school? It is my understanding that fifth and
sixth graders are going to have to start going to one of the middle
schools? I thought that with most towns, when the elementary schools
are full, they start building a new one. What is the problem here in
Okeechobee County? I would have thought that we had enough mon-
ey to build a new school just like other towns do. I was just wondering
+ if anyone has any information on this.
Editor's Note: From what we've been told, plans concerning a
new elementary school are being discussed. It's likely a new school
will be built in the next five years.

GUNS: He's going to ban Guns because they kill people? Well, cars
kill people more than guns so is he going to ban cars too?


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Center offers service to children
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youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30
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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have ,lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of some-
one 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. Representa-
tives 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 Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open 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 until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge, Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The pub-
lic is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to los-
ing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist 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 discussion
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.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact Da-
vid Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.


Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.


Community Events


'98 class reunion meeting set
The class of 1998 reunion meeting is scheduled to be held
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 In-
dian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Thursday,
June 28, at 10:30 a.m. The group will meet in the chambers of the
St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners, 2300 Virginia Ave., in
Fort Pierce. For information, call Migdalia G. Rosado at (772) 220-
1220.

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

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

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 appl6icalHdoi, call fiTdia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Lake clean up day is planned
Big 0' Teen Anglers/Taylor Creek Bass Club will be sponsoring
a clean up day for the shores of Lake Okeechobee and the Kissim-
mee River from. 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. Volunteers
are needed and will be provided with hotdogs and drinks for lunch.
There will be an Okee-Tantie Campground/Marina cleanup day to
follow. For information, contact Charles Eaton Jr. at (863) 467-8871
or (863) 532-0501.

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.

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-


day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic
and advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing
sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate
the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the
Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.


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Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 28, 2007

Community Events


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.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to ac-
complish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or
senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
462-5350.


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language classes, Monday and Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30


until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for pa rticipants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.


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SchoolReach forms partnership with Peace Lutheran School


OKEECHOBEE -- GroupCast
Messaging systems, a leader in
the emerging automated call no-
tification industry, has partnered
with Peace Lutheran School to
implement GroupCast's School-
Reach system. The SchoolReach
system, already in use in many
school districts nationwide, was
designed to provide a recorded
message from a school official to
parents for emergency purposes
or for a general announcement.
SchoolReach allows a school of-
ficial, such as the principal, to re-


cord a brief message, which will
be sent to a list of parents simul-
taneously. Greeted by the friendly
'voice of a familiar school person-
ality, parents know right away that
the message is important. Once
the message is recorded, it only
takes a few minutes to distribute
to parents. The system then gen-
erates a report that tells officials
which parents answered, when
an answering machine picked up
and whether those who answered
listened to the whole message.
Replacing older forms of com-


munication, such as phone trees
and sending notes home with
students, the system allows for
effective, and timely dispensing of
important information. "School-
Reach allows a school admin-
istrator to more effectively and
efficiently contact parents with
important announcements," said
Paul Langhorst, GroupCast Vice
President of Operations "Schools
struggle with day-of or night-be-
fore notices to parents; School-
Reach serves this need perfectly
and requires no hardware, soft-


ware or phone lines for use. We
are very pleased that Peace Lu-
theran recognized the need for
such a communication tool and
has selected GroupCast as its
partner."In schools already using
the SchoolReach system, officials
have found that it is an ideal way
to provide parents with important
information, such as school clos-
ings or registration reminders. It
also works well in emergency
situations or for rumor abate-
ment. This system allows officials
to send out messages to the entire


student body or a select group af-
fected by the announcement,
such as a class or sports team. It
also allows officials to call parents
at work, home, or even on their
cell phones if they prefer.
About Group-
Cast and SchoolReach
GroupCast is a St. Louis-based
organization that provides inno-
vative solutions for automated
communications, including voice
broadcasting, text and fax mes-
saging. SchoolReach, a division
of GroupCast, is an automated


phone broadcast system that al-
lows a centrally recorded message
to be delivered simultaneously to
tens, hundreds or thousands of
phone numbers within minutes.
SchoolReach is used by thousands
of schools across the country to
notify parents about cancella-
tions and emergency announce-
ments and to abate rumors and
make general reminders. More
information about GroupCast
or SchoolReach can be found at
www.groupcast.com and www.
schoolreach.com.


FWC seeks proposals Endangered Species Grants


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is seeking proposals from
states and U.S. Territories interest-
ed in obtaining federal grant assis-
tance to acquire land or conduct
planning for endangered species
conservation efforts. For fiscal year
2008, the President's budget re-
quest for the Cooperative Species
Conservation Fund would provide
approximately $80 million in grant
funding for conservation planning
activities and habitat acquisition
for federally protected species.
Proposals must be submitted to
the appropriate Service Regional
Offices by August 24, 2007.


"These Grants support the
states' efforts to build partnerships
with local communities and con-
cerned citizens to conserve imper-
iled species," said Service Director
H. Dale Hall. "Providing grants is
one of the most important means
the Service has to help conserve
wildlife across the country."
The Cooperative Endangered
Species Conservation Fund is
authorized under Section 6 of
the Endangered Species Act and
provides grants to states and ter-
ritories to support participation
in a wide array of voluntary con-
servation projects for species on


the Federal List of threatened and
endangered species, as well as for
species tat are either candidates or
have been proposed for listing.
The Service is seeking propos-
als under three Cooperative En-
dangered Species Conservation
Fund categories:
Recovery Land Acquisition
Grants These Grants provide
Funds to States and Territories
for acquisition of threatened and
endangered Species habitat in
support of approved Species re-
covery plans. Acquiring habitat in
order to secure long term protec-
tion is often the critical element in


a comprehensive recovery effort
for a listed species.
Habitat Conservation Planning
Assistance Grant This category
provides funds to states and terri-
tories to support the development
of Habitat Conservation Plans
(HCPs). The purpose of an HCP
is to ensure adequate protection
for threatened and endangered
species, while at the same time
providing for economic growth
and development. These grants
provide support for baseline sur-
veys and inventories, document
preservation, outreach, and simi-
lar planning activities.


Obituaries


Dennis E. Hutcherson
Dennis E. Hutcherson, age
63, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007
at his residence in Okeechobee.
Born Oct. 30, 1943, in Truman,
Ark. he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 20
years and was a member of the
Oakview Baptist Church. Mr.
Hutcherson was a singer, song
writer, and instrumentalist.
He is preceded in death by his
daughter, Denise Hutcherson.
He is survived by his wife
of 35 years, Grace Hutcherson
of Okeechobee; sons, Dennis
Hutcherson, Rolland Thompson,
Robert Thompson, Michael Spol-
ding; daughters, Angel Hutcher-
son, Donna Hutcherson, Sonja
Taylor, Deborah ( Robert) Her-
nandez and Theresa (Douglas)
Peck. In addition he is survived by
43 grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Fri-
day, June 29, 2007 from 10 until
11 a.m. Services will follow at
- 11 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St.
Okeechobee.


All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Nancy Lou Thomas
Nancy Lou Thomas, age 80,
died Tuesday, June 26,2007, at her
residence in Okeechobee. Born
Aug. 20, 1926 in Greenville, Ohio,
she had dedicated over 50 years
of service to the Wayne Hospital
in Greenville, Ohio. Mrs. Thomas
enjoyed gardening, crafts and
spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Lowell Thomas.
She is survived by her sons,
Mike (Mary Jane) Thomas of
Leigh High Acres, Pat (Sandy)
Thomas of New Madison, Ohio,
Kelly (Ginger) Thomas of New
Madison, Ohio; daughters, Totty
(Jim) Davis of Okeechobee,
and Alysa (Donnie) Comfort of
Okeechobee. In addition, she is
survived by her grandchildren,
Lori (Andrew) Gale, Jason (Sami)
Thomas, Donovan (Samantha)
Comfort, Shane (Pauline) Craw-
ford, Ryan (Eudet) Crawford,
Nick (Tiffany) Thomas, Jami (Joe


Brown) Thomas, Kyle Thomas,
Tara Thomas, Kylie Thomas, Rob-
in (Scott) Ballero, Denise Com-
fort, Donna Comfort and nine
great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Satur-
day, June 30, 2007 from 5 until
8 p.m. Services will be held on
Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 4 p.m. in
New Madison, Ohio at the Storch
- Braund Funeral Home, 215 E.
Washington, New Madison, Ohio
45346-9784. Internment will be in
the Green Mound Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, 34973.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Wilma Quinn
Kawinski
Wilma Quinn Kawinski, age
94, of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, June 27, 2007. Born Nov. 10,
1912 in Scheller, Ill., and had been
a resident of Okeechobee since


1976. She was a member of The
Vineyard of Okeechobee where
she was a minister.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Ziggy Kawinski;
parents, John and Alma Quinn;
three sisters; one nephew; one
niece; and, a son- in- law.
She is survived by daughters,
Jean Ann Brookman and Mary
Pearl Kern both of Okeechobee;
sister, Mary Bennett of Venice;
grandchildren, Robyn Sprad-
lin and Robbie Hines both of
Okeechobee, Carmen Loper of
Sebring; nieces, Jody Philips of
Venice and Judy Ludwig, of Eff-
ingham, Ill. In addition, she is sur-
vived by six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday,
June 29, 2007, from 3 until 4 p.m.
Services will follow at 4 p.m.
with the Reverend Jim Painter
officiating, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
763-2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open and serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Friday and
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 3
until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. -- Monday, Tues-
day, Thursday and Saturday and
Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Draft beer $1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Bingo is held every Sunday
night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors
open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American Le-
gion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 3 until 7 p.m.
Because of low attendance,
the Friday night dinners and Satur-
day night bingo has been canceled
until the first of October.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the month
at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Lou Eder at (863)
357-0467 or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)467-2882.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located
at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863).763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food % ill be available for a dona-
tion.* Wednesdays: bar bingo from
Wednesday: bar bingo from


4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays: mu-
sic at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.,,
Tuesday: bingo at noon.
Wednesday: cards .and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have
a game you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday: will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge for
the menu.
Thursday: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday: dinner served from 5
until 7:15 p.m. Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is play-
ing.
Saturday: dinner from 6 p.m.
until ?. Call for the menu. Karaoke
will be at 8 p.m. ,

Moose Family Center
#1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon until
8 p.m., or later. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at


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Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and par-
ties. For information call the club
at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at (863)
634-2682.


Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
The Cypress Hut Fraternal Or-.
der of Eagles post #4509 located'
on U.S. 441 S.E. is now open to,
members daily from 10 a.m. until
10 p.m. with Saturday lunch spe-
cials. New members are always
welcome. Information can be-
found by calling (863) 467-1154
visiting our web site at www.,
foe4509.com.


(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall is
open for activities.
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
Every Monday evening-pool
and poker tournaments.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Officers meetings, men and
women, are the first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Every Thursday and Sunday:
horseshoes at 2 p.m.
Every Thursday: $5 supper
and women's fun night. Line danc-
ing lessons.
Every Sunday: horseshoes at
2 p.m.; free pool games all day;
music at 3 p.m. July 1, David
Lee; July 8 Bob Williams; July
15 Phil Eddings; July 22 and 29
- Donnie Martin.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is available.
Every Saturday: dinner at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation; music to
dance by at 7 p.m. Saturday July
14, Music by Lisa; July 21 Dave
Copper; July 28 Phil Eddings
Moose Races Saturday at 2
p.m.
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VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box.1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday: Dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 4 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke from 6 un-
til 10:p:m .. ... P :; -1
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-


iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or Am-
Vets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until
8 p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Wednesday, July 4: barbecue
picnic starts at 1 p.m. with pork,
chicken, potato salad, tuna salad,
macaroni salad and more. Mem-
bers ,and guests, welcome.,,Come
celebrated Irndep- ride nee Day ~vitD
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The fi 11, ,,a hi movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, June
22, through Thursday, June 28,
are as follows:
Theatre 1 -"Evan Almighty"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. only.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2
and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Surf's Up" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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nessee rabies tag. Call to
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HORSE, near Pioneer Subdivi-
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Please call (863)674-4060
or (863)983-1440 to identify
PUPPY, In Country Hill Es-
tates, call to identify.
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Little girl waiting for me.
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Only! 6 wks old. Male & Fe-
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MANURE COMPOST, great for
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RED SHEPHERD MIX, Male,
Under 1 yr. old. Very friend-
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home only. (863)697-0845
UPRIGHT PIANO- White com-
puter desk and beige love-
seat. You must pickup.
(863)675-4773 after 6 pm
WASHER & DRYER- FREE,
you must haul
(863)675-3412


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH
Min 3 yrs experience. EOE
DFWR Exp. -,ee-dI:j1 apply
(863) ..c 9I
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED- must
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
Nights 863-763-5321
DRIVER- CLASS A CDL
w/clean record for busy Co.
Dump Trk. & Pump Trk. exp
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NEEDED:
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588
FOREMAN, Working Grade,
Needed in Okeechobee.
Salary based on exp. Apply
in person 12575 Hwy. 70 E.


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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.
Lykes Citrus Management Division offers comtit-'
tive wages (including participation in the compa-
ny' s bonus plan) and a benefit package which
includes Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD in-
surance plus paid vacation and holidays. Inter-
ested applicants should email their resume to
rich.hethertonlykes.com or fax to
(863)465-1672.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportu-
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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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Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at-
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 N E 3rdAve.
DFWP/EOE





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.oro for more
information. Fax resume and
cover to (772)467-4135.
EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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



HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
(863)763-4723


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start.
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in a career in restaurant management. Good people
skills & experience in restaurants a must.
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qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
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area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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




Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383





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


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


Merchandise



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






AMANA, central air & heat,
$500. (863)227-4417 ask
for Mary

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


ROCKER, $100
(863)634-0888


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- Kenmore & Maytag
dryer. Full size, Like new.
$225. (561)371-1027
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.
SCOOTER, 2 wheel, electric,
with charger, lights, horn,
mirror & directional. $150
(863)697-8731
UTILITY BICYCLE 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
LaBelle



METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647



PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $T20 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.
SHOWER STALL- Fiberglass,
Never installed, w/vanity &
sink. $150. Will separate.
(561)371-1027

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Pro.fessiona!
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
STAIRS/5 STEPS: for Modular
Home. Fiberglass w/Dbl.
hand rail. Good condition.
$125. 863-467-7197
STORM SECURITY DOORS,
2), black, steel, 32"x80" &
35"x80", $200 will sell sep-
.aatel.'(863)946-1284


FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'x0lO' Country colors, Gar-
den path design. $150. Great
buy (863)674-0098


BABY JOGGER, all aluminum,
made by Keool Stride, $100..
(863)983-4940
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep.'863-673-2726
PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used. 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152
TODDLER BED- Babcock,
wood, mission style. Like
new w/toddler mattress.
$60 firm. (772)263-1178


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,
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669


Screen rooms .arports
-'-- Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
rnest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


CHINA CABINET- (2) white
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200 for both
(561)790-658,9
COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Corner, With Hutch & lots of
space for "Stuff". Gently used.
$75. (863)357-0060
COUCH & LOVESEAT, dark
green, leather, good condi-
tion, $200. (863)763-5067
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
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
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $395 (863)673-2593



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


FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL
LOCKING GUN CABINET-
asking $350 for all or will
sell sep (863)674-0613
RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger
M77 Bolt action, Special trig-
ger & pad. L/H'Lots of am-.
me. $600. (239)823-5092
TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2
magazines. $500 firm.
(863)634-9494



AB MACHINE, $50
(863)634-0888
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)634-3783 Serious in-
quiries Only.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CLOTHES POLES- 2, Galva-
nized, Excellent condition.
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm



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, SPIO 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
II I. Iff


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


BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
863-763-3631/561-718-1212
DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to-
gether. 1 10x10x6, 2
8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
(863)634-6601/256-3629
DOG PENS, (4), chain link, &
jarge 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



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,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
SCAFOLDING: 18 pc., w/ all
walk boards & aluminum
planks. $1000.
(863)467-6561
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754


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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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
HILASON TREELESS SAD-
DLE- variable 15-17", brand
new, sturdy & strong. 30 lbs.
$350 firm (772)263-1178
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$900 neg. (863)201-3492


OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm,
for rent. Incids Util, Cable,
Pool & Kitchen privileges.
$150/wk (863)223-2091
VIKING PRAIRIE, Bedroom
w/priv. bath, full house priv.,
$450/mo., utils & $200 dep.
No pets. Ref's req'd.
863)697-1249 or
863)763-6362 leave msg



OKEECHOBEE: Waterfront
2br/1.5ba, Exc. cond., furn.,
adults only 55+, pool. $165.
wkly. 561-202-7702


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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,
very loving 10 yr.
old bay brown
mare, 16.2 hands, great
bloodlines, show quality,
$3000 neg. (561)282-8849.



JOHN DEERE Tractor rider-
Jawnmower, 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, 11/2 BA,
Apple Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 me. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Close
to Town. $850. me. includ-
ing water. Annual Lease. Call
ii ; 1-7]., 00-,



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


AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, D/W
No pets, yrly lease, $750/mo
+ $1000 sec. dep.
863-763-4031
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
Okee, 2BR, 1BA on 3704 NW
36th Ave., $800 mo. +
$400 sec., Ig. yard & shade
tree. 863-532-9182
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
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 me. Call
912-224-4658 or
734-637-2697
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
unfurn duplex. Avail. 6/1st,
$750/mo + deposit. Apple
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st & sec. (561)308-7566



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

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


Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694

Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link'
fence, nice yard & good,
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482

MOBILE HOME, in park, 2
sheds, remodeling done,
needs work, $6500.
(863)467-0954 Iv. msg.

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
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iSeasonal


ISeasonal


2 & 3 BEDROOM,
2 BA, CARPORT,
WASHER &
DRYER, LAWN
SERVICE.
$950 TO $1,500
F/US
YEAR LEASE

863-467-8683
772-215-1680



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale .1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070'
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sq ft. Asking $158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219

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



Acre, 1/2 +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692

OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.
(863)610-0219



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACIn,.FL,, .ew. 2D conag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' wriii
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals,
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home. Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parti 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 until, lawn
maint. Single only No smok-
ing, No pets (863)634-8589

OKEE., On Rim Canal lbr
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $250. per wk: Min. down
Call 863-634-1802

PLATTS BUFF, 3br, 2ba,,
14'x80', 62 ac., $900 mo.,
1st, last & ref's. Horses & chil-
dren welcome (863)467-6960

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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Recreation I



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 MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-9352
BOSTON WHALER, 17', well
equipped for salt water fish-
ing, coast guard inspected,
(863)467-4084
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
VIP, '79, 15', Bow Rider, open
front, 40hp Merc. outboard,
runs good, $2500.
(863)801-4709


TRACKER '04, 18ft., Model
PT185, 90hp Mercury, w/15
hrs. 6 yr engine warranty,
garaged, like new. Paid
$16,185, asking $10,185.
(561)573-3499
V-BOTTOM, 14ft., aluminum,
almost new trailer, 25hp mo-
tor, $1200 (863)673-3818


BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
318, Good runner, Tires,
A/C's /Heat, Dinette, Fridge,
toilet. $2500. 772-332-1438
CAMPER TOP Fiberglass,
teal green, for stepside pick
up truck, asking $225 or
best offer. (863)357-6315
CAMPER TRAILER 28', a/c,
hwh, bath, stove, everything
works, no title, $400/best of-
fer. (863)674-1985
COLEMAN '92, Pop-up, in-
cludes stove, sink, awning,
very clean. $2500 or best of-
fer. (239)657-8372
DODGE CAMPER- '78, incl.
Fridge, stove & bed. Fair
condition. Runs, 318 motor.
$700. (863)342-42900
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $4800
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '98- 30
ft, $10,000. Call
(239)810-9636



BOAT MOTOR, 14.1hp, w/gas
tank & propeller. $400
(561)790-6589
PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mercury, 23 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
MOTORCYCLE LIFT- Air oper-
ated w/front wheel vise &
ramp extension. $600.
(863)674-0898 or 517-1019


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 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


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/c, sunroof, premium
wheels, $1500.
(863)677-4550
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, '96,
decent shape, long life left,
$3,000 or best offer.
863-634-5914
CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic,
pw windows. Restoration
project. $975 firm
(863)634-6601/256-3629
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.
S(863)763-4537 or
(863)357-3604


FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $150. or
best offer. (863)634-7318


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
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 F150 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


DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)763-8890


CHEVY DUALLY- '84, 454
eng/400 turbo. Needs body
work. Bed & gas tank not on
truck. $1200. 863-201-3492
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 '92, Ext. cab,
V6. Magnum. Runs good.
$2000 (863)467-4650
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 10 BLAZER, '90, re-
built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on
new holly tbi, runs great,
$1600. (863)674-0013
ISUZU 'RODEO- '03, Good
cond. Auto., A/C, New tires.
68K mi., $7900.
(863)447-4153
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200. (863)763-4821
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '94,
$2200. (863)763-7585


ENCLOSED TRAILER, alumi-
num, 5x8, $500 or'best of-
fer. (863)763-4537 or
(863)357-3604


EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
bed. 2 & 5/16 ball. Bumper
pull. 16', 2 axles. Like new.
$2500. (863)467-6960
FLATBED TRAILER- 16', Dual
axle, New tires & wheels.
Diamond plate fenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898
UTIL. TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail-
er, HD ramp door, dual axle,
brakes, lights, side door.
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497



CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79-
1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $1500 (863)763-3451
FORD WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON JULY 13, 2007 AT 9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1996 Mercury Cougar
VIN#1MELM6241TH620896
1995 Toyota T100 Truck
VIN#JT4VD11EOS0002716
1998 Dodge Durango
VIN#1B4HS28Y7WF195214
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD 'AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
221379 ON 6/28/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-125
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR F.BEATTY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of AR-
THUR F BEATITY, deceased, whose
date of death was April 23, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is
145-22-4225, Is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flodrida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 121 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: June 21,2007.
Joann McGuire
Personal Representative
S 1957 N.W. 5th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
P 3%763-3825
orn W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
2193920 N 6/21,28/07


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 13th day of July 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
2006 Silver Montone Dump Wagon
1M9SD292X6S567727
1995 Green Nissan PU
IN6SD16SC433669
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the dght of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
Sarantees.
219802 ON 06/28/07


INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2006-CA-328
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
MARK FOLDS eL al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
6/19/07, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-328, of the Circuit Court of
the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a Plaintiff'and MARK FOLDS,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARK FOLDS; TERESA I
FOLDS, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE; HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, UEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST TERESA I. FOLDS; BRIDLE-
WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd St, Okee-
chobee, FL, at 11 a.m. on 7/19/07, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
PARCEL 47, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES
34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court


Community Events


Poker run will benefit Hospice
There will be a poker run held in memory of Perry Young on Sat-
urday, July 14. There will be a $5 entry fee and all proceeds will be
donated to Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. There
will be an auction following the run at the Cypress Hut Flea Market
on U.S. 441 S.E. For information, contact Lorraine Watson at (863)
763-2997.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Sign of the times
In spite of recent rains, Lake Okeechobee is still at record
low levels as attested to by this sign at the boat ramp on
Nubbin Slough.


EMOTICE I






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American League rookie champions
The 2007 O.C.R.A. American League rookie champions recently displayed their champi-
onship trophies. Team members were (bottom, left to right) Justin Rogers, Trevor Thomas,
Hunter Sills, Clay Rogers, Jarrett Mills and Bracen Harvey; (middle row, left to right) Mar-
cello Rodriguez, Robert Jones, Dylan Sheffield, Bailey Hendricks, Zeke Matthews and
Gabe Greseth; (top row, left to right) Gene Thomas-coach, Danny Sheffield-coach and


Sports Briefs


I.R.C.C. hosts
softball camp
Indian River Community Col-
lege, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce, will host a softball camp
for girls, ages 6 through 13. Camp
will meet on July 16 through July
23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants
will learn softball fundamentals
and improve skills to become
better players. Softball games


will be played every day, as well
as other sports such as soccer,
kickball and swimming. Camp-
ers will be grouped by age. "Par-
ents Participation Day" will be
conducted on Fridays. Call Dale
Atkinson, I.R.C.C. softball coach
at (772) 462-7410 or datkinso@
ircc.edu. Please make a note that
all registrations need to be made
in the W building at the Cashier's
Window. Do not mail checks.


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.rm.
Individuals or teams contact
(863)763-4496 or (863)467-
6596.


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
NASCAR roars into town
The Jackson Hewitt #16 Ford Fusion driven by NASCAR driver Greg Biffle was on display
in the Northlake Plaza parking lot Monday morning as part of a promotional campaign.
This particular ear was driven by Biffle in the NASCAR race at the California Motor Speed-
way in February 2006. The car has a 358 cubic inch, 800 horsepower motor, capable of
198 mph speed in the straight away. Biffle will be driving in the NASCAR event at the New
Hampshire International Speedway this weekend.


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