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Vol. 98 No. 192 Wednesday, July 11, 2007 50� Plus tax


Inside

Teen faces burglary,
grand theft charges
An 18-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested by detectives
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) for his
alleged connection with two re-
cent burglaries, as well as rob-
bery that took place in January
of this year.
Page 3


FWC releases boating
accident statistics


Florida's boating accident
rate (671) for 2006 was second
only to California's 757. Florida
led the nation with 69 fatalities,
compared to 47 for Texas and,
44 for California.
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) said the high numbers
reflect the reality that Florid-
ians own more than 1 million
registered recreational vessels,
and they use them throughout
the year.
Page 16
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 limited
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management parts of Glades
County are still under a burn
ban. For information, call (863)
946-6020.

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

Drought Index
Current: 135
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.01 feet
Last Year: 12.16 feet
'. Source.: South
'* 'f Florida Water
,i4 .. Management
! '^ ) District. Depth
.- "g$'n given in feet
' above sea level.


Index
Classifieds...... ............ 13-15
Com ics ................................... 12
Community Events................... 4
Crossword........................... 13
Obituaries............................... 6
O pinion................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ ..... 4
Sports.................................. 16
TV ....................................... . 14
W weather ..................................... 2

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USPS workers to deliver mail


Postmaster says
no local plans for
contract mail service

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The prospect of contract mail
delivery is alarming to many
people. However, Okeechobee
residents should have no fear in
that area.
"There are no plans for
contract mail service in
Okeechobee," according to


Okeechobee Postmaster Mark
Pinson.
The National Association
of Letter Carriers (NALC), the
union of city letter carriers em-
ployed by the U.S. Postal Service,
is against contracting out mail
delivery. The organization is lob-
bying for legislation that would
prevent that practice. Recently,
they sponsored informational
pickets at post offices around the
country including Fort Lauder-
dale and West Palm Beach.
Postal officials state that only
around 2 percent of mail is cur-
rently delivered by contractors.


However, much of the over-
the-road and air transportation
of mail is done by contractors.
It has been this way sincel875,
when Congress authorized
the post office to contract with
stagecoach companies. Sale of
stamps has been contracted out
in many cases and almost 4,000
local businesses operate contract
postal units where mail may be
picked up or delivered.
Although contract mail car-
riers do not take a civil service
exam, postal officials state that
they do have to take a test bat-
tery for entry level positions.


Illegal dumping: Efforts continue to clean up trash


Ou'ee.,;rioee Ne4es,Vicioria Hannon
Chris Eaton (left), Chris Gonzales (center) and Charles Eaton, Jr. (right) spent Tuesday
cleaning up trash that had been dumped on River Road following the efforts of 80-100
volunteers on Saturday, July 7, who took part in the Lake Clean Up Day. The trash was
dumped some time after the volunteers left Saturday afternoon and before 9 a.m. Sun-
day morning. Law enforcement officers are investigating the incident.

Volunteers clean up trash - again

By Lorna Jablonski -,;-; ..
Okeechobee News ,A...-.,i i- .t.:^ . - *-


Charles Eaton, Jr. woke up
Tuesday morning and opened
his copy of the Okeechobee
News. He took one look at the
story on page one and became
upset. Mr. Eaton and his son
Chris Eaton were among those
who volunteered to remove
trash from the waterfront dur-
ing the Saturday, July 7, Lake
Clean up Day.
"I couldn't believe what I
read," stated Mr. Eaton. "Every-
one put in a Herculean effort
Saturday to clean up as much
of the trash as we could. To re-
alize that someone came right
behind us and dumped a load
of trash is unbelievable."
Mr. Eaton felt so strongly
about what had taken place
that he decided to go to River
Road and clean the mess up
See Trash - Page 2


A load of trash was dumped on River Road Saturday af-
ter volunteers worked through the heat and humidity to
help clean up the lake and river front. The Taylor Creek
Bass Club and the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. organized
the event and enlisted the help of volunteers from the
community to clean up the trash from River Road.


Rotarians get DARE update
By Chauna Aguilar develop healthy attitudes and student receives a workbook
Okeechobee News creates a working knowledge that helps enhance the learning
Deputy Sergeant Mark Rob- of risks and consequences of process for the specified lesson.
erts spoke to the Rotarians decisions. The instructor also brings in ad-
at their weekly luncheon at The new program allows vertisements of things such as
Golden Corral y luncerning the the basics to apply to everyday cigarettes that each student is
Goldrug Abuse Resral stance Educar decisions even when not sur- asked to describe what the ad-
tion (DARE) program that the rounding drugs and alcohol. vertiser is trying to portray. The
tion (DARE)program that the Define, Assess, Respond and instructor may also bring in
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Evaluate also stands for DARE pictures of the results of drug,
Office (OCSO) offers fifth grad- and gives students another av- alcohol and tobacco use in cer-
ers in the Okeechobee County enue to define the problem at tain schools.
school system., hand, assess what their choices In order to help the stu-
Officers spend two weeks in are, respond and make their dents retain the knowledge, the
Altamonte Springs where they choice and then evaluate the DARE program in Okeechobee
are certified to teach the DARE choices they made. has a 'good steps' program
program. This ultimately helps stu- where the instructor hands
The 211 century DARE pro- dents in making better and out coupons during the lesson
gram consists of a 10-week pro- more informed decisions about when students answer ques-
gram with an introductory les- what they choose to do. tions correctly. At the end of
son, eight core lessons and the Through the DARE pro- the lesson they do drawings for
DARE graduation. The program gram, officers are able to utilize small prizes which are funded
utilizes active learning, targets the most up-to-date research through donations from orga-
communication and refusal and information with their cur- nizations such as the Rotary
skills, teaches decision-mak- riculum that is created on a na- Club of Okeechobee.
ing skills and supports positive tional level. Each DARE instruc- According to Rotarian Mike
peer pressure influences. tor must meet strict criteria in Costopoulos, the OCSO was
The DARE program also pro- order to teach the program.
motes high self-efficacy, helps During the program each See Drug - Page 2


Subcontracting and back-
ground screening are two points
of contention.
Both postal employees and
contractors undergo checks for
outstanding warrants, finger-
printing, and their driving record
is reviewed. Beginning July 31,
all new contractors will undergo
drug screening. Current contrac-
tors that have their contracts re-
newed or modified will undergo
drug testing at that time.
Postal union officials contend
that the screening of contract
employees is not as thorough as
it should be.


"Contractors do go through
background checks, but to sug-
gest that they are subject to the
same level of oversight as career
letter carriers is to be blind to re-
ality," read a letter dated June 18
and signed by William H. Young,
NALC president and Donnie
Pitts, president of the National
Rural Letter Carriers Association
to members of the U. S. Senate.
"Once a contract is signed, very
little supervision occurs and the
widespread use of sub-contrac-
tors leads to a total loss of ac-
See USPS - Page 2


Hazards Guide



now available



at OEMC office


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
We are all sure that we know
- what to do if a hurricane comes
through, but do you really?
Do you know what to do to
help prevent a pandemic from
taking hold? What about a ter-
rorist attack on Okeechobee?
The Okeechobee Emer-
gency Management Center
has released the 2007-08 edi-
tion of the "All Hazards Guide
for Okeechobee County" that
holds the answers to these
questions and more. The 28-
page booklet includes informa-
tion on what to do in case of
flooding, wild fire or a dozen of
other emergencies.


"It is a very comprehensive
book," stated Michael Faulkner,
deputy emergency manage-
ment director. "It has a little on
each type of hazard we face."
The booklet deals with the
most obvious threat and breaks
down the differences between
the different categories of
storms -- a category one having
winds up to 95 miles per hour
to a category five with winds
over 155 mph -- and lists differ-
ent ways to prepare homes and
property for the storms.
It also contains a list of ba-
sic essentials that people will
need to prepare themselves for
upcoming storms that include
See Guide - Page 2


Gang assault


throws spotlight


on housing project


WEST PALM BEACH (AP)
- Mother and son huddled to-
gether, battered and beaten, in
the bathroom --sobbing, won-
dering why no one came to
help.
Surely the neighbors had
heard their screams. The walls
are thin, the screen doors
flimsy in this violence-plagued
housing project on the edge of
downtown.
For three hours, the pair say,
they endured sheer terror as the


35-year-old Haitian immigrant
was raped and sodomized by
up to 10 masked teenagers and
her 12-year-old son was beaten
in another room.
Then, mother and son were
reunited to endure the unspeak-
able: At gunpoint, the woman
was forced to perform oral sex
on the boy, she later told a TV
station.
Afterward, theywere doused
See Assault - Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts, from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, spoke to the Rotarians at their weekly luncheon
on Tuesday, July 10, about the Drug Abuse Resistance Educa-
tion (DARE) program that the Florida Department of Law En-
forcement (FDLE) has been involved in since 1988. The DARE
program teaches fifth graders knowledge on how to resist peer
pressure to experiment with alcohol and other drugs.


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Padilla co-defendant did propaganda


By Curt Anderson
MIAMI (AP) - One of Jose Pa-
dilla's co-defendants produced
propaganda for Islamic terrorist
organizations through a newslet-
ter published in the mid-1990s, a
prosecution terrorism expert tes-
tified Tuesday.
The expert, Rohan Gunaratna,
was asked during cross-exami-
nation in the terrorism support
trial whether defendant Kifah
Wael Jayyousi might be consid-
ered an "activist" because of his
publication of the Islam Report,
a newsletter that included details
about conflicts involving Muslims
around the world.
"It is terrorist propaganda,"
Gunaratna replied. "It is the activ-
ity of a support cell -- a terrorist
support cell."
Jayyousi attorney William
Swor brought up comments his
client made about world events
in telephone calls that were inter-
cepted by FBI wiretaps. Among
them are a series of calls focused
on a May 1997 interview of al-Qa-


USPS
Continued From Page 1
countability."
While it is true that a contrac-
tor can subcontract delivery of
mail, postal officials state that
subcontractors would be subject
to the same scrutiny as contrac-
tors.
"Like the United States Houses
of Representatives, which con-
tracts for all of the internal deliv-
ery and collection of its mail, the
Postal Service takes a number of
steps in assessing contractors and
subcontractors who are selected


Assault
Continued From Page 1
with household cleansers, per-
haps in a haphazard attempt to
scrub the crime scene, or maybe
simply to torture the victims even
more. The solutions burned the
boy's eyes.
The thugs then fled, taking
with thern a couple of hundred
dollars' worth of cash, jewelry
and cell phones.
In- the interview with WPTV,
the mother described how she
+ and her son sobbed in the bath-
room, too shocked to move.
Then, in the dark of night,, they
walked a mile to the hospital be-
cause they had no phone to call
for help.
Two teenagers _ a 14-year-old
and a 16-year-old _ have been
arrested. Eight others are being
sought.
Welcome to Dunbar Village, a
place residents call hell.
"So a lady was raped. Big
deal," resident Paticiea Matlock
said with disgust. "There's too
much other crime happening
here."
Built in 1940 to house poor
blacks in then-segregated West
Palm Beach, Dunbar Village's 226
units sit just blocks from million-
dollar condos on the Intracoastal
Waterway. Billionaires lounge on
beachfront property just a few
miles away on Palm Beach.
The public housing project's
one- and two-story barracks-
style buildings are spread across
17 grassy, tree-lined acres sur-
rounded by an 8-foot iron fence.
The average rent is about $150 a
month.
Almost 60 percent of the
households in the area that in-
cludes Dunbar Village were be-
low the poverty level in 2000, ac-


Trash
Continued From Page 1
himself. He tried to call Charlie
Hays, founder of Big "0" Teen An-
glers, Inc., but Ms. Hays was out
of town. So, Mr. Eaton rounded
up his son Chris, a member of
the teen bass fishing club, and
a young friend of his son, Chris
Gonzales.
The three loaded up the truck
and headed to River Road to take
on the pile of trash dumped some-
time between Saturday afternoon
and Sunday morning.
They worked throughout the
morning, struggling with rotting
siding and pieces of lumber. They
dragged trash through the sugar
sand and up to the road where
the truck sat waiting to be filled.
They worked until the heat and
humidity became too much for
them.
"I'm going back out there to-
night to clean up more," said Mr.
Eaton. "Then, I'll be back first
thing in the morning to tackle the
rest of it."
When asked why he was do-
ing this, Mr. Eaton explained, "My
dad was a great helper of people
and I'm trying to follow in his
footsteps."
But, the task would be a great


ida leader Osama bin laden that
aired on CNN.
"Dr. Jayyousi is an American
citizen. He's allowed to talk poli-
tics, isn't he?" Swor asked.
"Yes," replied Gunaratna, head
of the International Center for Po-
litical Violence and Terrorism Re-
search in Singapore and author of
the 2002 book, "Inside Al-Qaida."
On another intercepted phone
call, Jayyousi tells his brother in
1994 that Afghanistan had be-
come the most important region
in the world for Muslims. The fun-
damentalist Taliban had begun to
take over the country and would
later provide a haven for bin Lad-
en and al-Qaida.
"That's supposed to mean
what?" Swor asked about Jayy-
ousi's views of the Taliban. "It
doesn't necessarily mean that
they are identical, does it?"
"His point of view is not differ-
ent from the radical and violent
jihadists of that time," Gunaratna
said.
Gunaratna wrapped up about


to provide mail delivery service,"
Postmaster General John E. Potter
wrote in a June 13 letter to U.S.
Senator Tomas R. Carper. "For the
postal service, potential contrac-
tors undergo background checks,
screening, and fingerprinting.
Anyone -- whether a Postal Ser-
vice employee or a contractor -
- who is involved in the criminal
mishandling of the mail is subject
to the criminal penalties con-
tained in the Title 18 of the United
States Code."
However, some postal em-
ployees have expressed a differ-
ent opinion.
"Nobody requires those peo-


cording to Census figures. Only
19 percent of the area's residents
had high school degrees. About
9 percent of the adults were un-
employed, nearly triple the state
average.
Teenagers with gold-plat6d
teeth wander the streets. Drug
dealers hang out on nearby side-
walks. Trash bin lids are open.
Flies hover over dirty diapers.
Clothes dry on sagging lines.
Since the June 18 attack, po-
lice have increased patrols in the
area, blocked off one entrance
and will soon install surveillance
cameras.
"It took this to make that hap-
pen?" Matlock, a 32-year-old sin-
gle mother of three, snarled.
As in other blighted neighbor-
hoods across the country where
criminals seem to have free rein,
residents here live in fear. Snitches
get stitches, they say. Or worse.
"I try to be in my house no lat-
er than-,7and I don't come out,"
said Citoya Greenwood, 33, who
lives in Dunbar with her 4-year-
old daughter. "I don't even an-
swer my door anymore." On the
Fourth of July, "we didn't know if
we was hearing gunshots or fire-
works."
Avion Lawson, 14, and. Na-
than Walker, 16, will be charged
as adults in the assault and gang
rape, prosecutors said. They are
jailed without bail.
Lawson's DNA was found in a
condom at the crime scene, and
he admitted involvement, au-
thorities say. Police say Walker's
palm print was discovered inside
the home. He denies being there.
His attorney says he will plead not
guilty. Lawson's public defender
did not return telephone mes-
sages.
Walker and Lawson did not live
at Dunbar but visited often. Law-
son stayed with his grandmother


deal easier to handle if Mr. Eaton
and the boys had some help.
They will be back on River Road
early Wednesday morning. If you
have a few hours to spare, why
not give this determined man and
his two young helpers a hand?
To get to River Road, take S.R.
78 toward Buckhead Ridge. Just
before you get to the Scott Driver
Park, turn right at Old River Run
Mobile Home Park. The road will
border the parking lot of Scott
Driver. Follow that road through
the mobile home park onto the
dirt road that runs along the Kis-
simmee River. You will go through
a metal gate onto River Road.
Take River Road for approximate-
ly one mile. The cut off is on the
left hand (river) side of the road.
Remember, the lake and the
river belong to you, too. If any-
one sees trash being dumped
in that area, please contact the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) at (863) 763-3117.
The recent dumping incident
is currently being investigated by
the OCSO, as well as law enforce-
ment personnel from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Lorna Jablonski may be
reached at ljablonskl@newszap.com


two weeks of testimony Tuesday,
leaving prosecutors with only a
handful of witnesses remaining
before defense lawyers begin pre-
senting their case. In a surprise
move, Padilla's attorneys chose
not to ask Gunaratna any ques-
tions on cross-examination.
Padilla, Jayyousi and Adham
Amin Hassoun face life prison
sentences if convicted of charges
they were part of a North Ameri-
can terror support cell providing
recruits, money and supplies to
Islamic extremists around the
world. The trial is expected to last
into August.
Padilla, a 36-year-old U.S.
citizen, was accused in 2002 of
plotting to detonate a radioactive
"dirty bomb" in the United States
and held for 3 1/2 years as an ene-
my combatant. Those allegations
are not part of the Miami trial, but
Padilla is accused of completing a
form to attend an al-Qaida train-
ing camp.
Swor repeatedly probed Gu-
naratna's credentials and previ-


pie to get checked," said Florida
Rural Letter Carriers Association
representative Allan Jones of sub-
contractors. He was quoted in the
July 6 NALC Bulletin -- the city let-
ter carriers' official publication.
"The question is, do Congress
and the American people want
a privatized unscrutinized work-
force delivering sensitive mail,
with all the danger that implies,"
NALC Executive Vice President
Fred Roland was quoted in the
July 6, NALC Bulletin.
"Outsourcing mail delivery to
people who have not undergone
the Postal Service's extensive
screening and training process


there. Walker came to hang out
and play basketball. Dunbar has
become the place to be for way-
ward black teens, residents and
neighborhood kids say.
Walker and Lawson both grew
up mostly fatherless, bouncing
between homes. Walker's fam-
ily sometimes lived in old cars
or abandoned houses, said his
mother, Ruby Nell Walker.
"We've never really had a real
home," said Naporcha Walker,
Nathan's 15-year-old sister.
He dropped out of school af-
ter spending three years in sev-
enth grade. The family lives on
food stamps and recently had to
pawn their television and radio,
Ruby Walker said.
"I just feel like he was at the
wrong place at the wrong time....
My son is not a rapist," she said.
Ruby Walker said she herself
was raped twice, at ages 7 and
12. She said that just days be-
fore the Dunbar attack, someone
tried to rape her again, and "my
son came to me crying and said
he wouldn't ever do that to any-
one."
She has had her own prob-
lems with the law -- at least nine
arrests on charges such as disor-
derly conduct, aggravated assault
and battery, according to state
records.
Avion Lawson was a head-
strong kid, never listening to his
mother, said his cousin, Cassan-
dra Ellis.
"I knew he was bad, but I nev-
er pictured him to be that type
of bad," Ellis said. She said one
traumatic experience may have
scarred him _ watching his older
sister fatally stab a boyfriend.
"It was an accident. She killed
her boyfriend. They was fighting,


Guide
Continued From Page 1
canned food, flashlights and a
battery-operated radio.
"This book was created to
provide a general overview to
the public about mitigation and
prevention methods," stated Mr.
Faulkner. "It has information on
preparing yourself, your home
and boat for disasters."
It also provides ways to deal
with heat related emergencies
(heat cramps, heat exhaustion
and heat stroke), coping with
emotional problems that arise be-
cause of emergencies, and deal-
ing with insurance companies.
"This book is absolutely need-
ed," commented Mr. Faulkner.
"If you get too focused on hurri-
canes, you might not be prepared


Drug
Continued From Page 1
the first in Florida to implement
the DARE program and the pro-
gram was brought to the OCSO
by the Rotary Club.
To culminate the program,
they hold a DARE graduation for
fifth graders from all of the el-
ementary schools -- including the
New Endeavor students and the
fifth graders at Grace Christian


ous testimony for inconsistencies.
At one point, Swor brought up a
November 2002 interview Gu-
naratna gave to Playboy magazine
for a terrorism article in which he
criticized the U.S. for being un-
willing to "terminate" undercover
operatives if things go bad.
"By terminate, you mean kill,
right?" Swor said.
"It means you don't work with
them any longer," Gunaratna
said.
Swor responded skeptically.
"You're not just going to give
him a pink slip and say, 'See you
around,'" he said.
In one of the day's lighter mo-
ments, Gunaratna said he wanted
the record to show that the Play-
boy article was on terrorism and
had no connection to pornogra-
phy.
"They might be wondering if
I posed naked for Playboy," Gu-
naratna said, adding that he had
a difficult time explaining to his
mother how he wound up in the
magazine.


leaves open the possibility that
convicted felons, identity thieves
or other undesirable workers
could have access to the sensitive
materials that pass through the
mail on a daily basis," said U.S.
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa to
the NALC Bulletin.
Mr. Young fears that contract
mail service will turn mail deliv-
ery over to a group of "low-pay-
no-benefit contractors" with no
career opportunity and little or
.no incentive to provide first class
mail service to the public..
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


there was a knife," Ellis said. "He
was there when it happened."
City officials are quick to note
that neither Lawson nor Walker
lived at Dunbar, and say they
are doing their best to make the
place safe.
. As quickly as overhead lights
can be replaced, they are shot
out, so officials are now consid-
ering bulletproof lighting.
"Isn't that quite a commentary
on what the situation is there?"
said City Commissioner Molly
Douglas, whose district includes
part of Dunbar. "Dunbar Village
is a hell hole. They shouldn't
have to live in fear."
More officers are hitting the
streets, but "I just bow my head
sometimes and think we just
couldn't possibly have enough
officers ever to take care of all of
this," Douglas said.
Laurel Robinson, head of the
city's housing authority, said that
up until about four years ago, the
federal government provided the
city with $160,000 a year for se-
curity in public housing projects,
but Congress did away with the
money.
"Every family housing project
in the country has suffered be-
cause of it," she said.
The rape victim and her son
have not returned to their apart-
ment since the attack.
The woman fled Port-au-
Prince, Haiti, with her son seven
years ago in search of a better life.
With no money, they landed in
Dunbar. The two almost instantly
became targets for crime, stand-
ing out as Haitians among the
mostly American-born blacks in
the housing project. Her car and
the boy's bicycle were stolen.
Their house was ransacked.


for other hazards."
While most of this has become
common knowledge after the
storms of 2004, citizens are urged
not to become lax in their prepa-
rations for upcoming storms.
"Learn what things will keep
you and your family alive and
somewhat comfortable for the
next time," Mr. O'Neill urged in
the opening letter of the booklet.
"Surely there will be a next time."
This is generally a bi-annual
publication, by if state or federal
policy changes it could be repub-
lished in 2008.
Copies of this guide are avail-
able at the Emergency Manage-
ment Center, 499 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Several other businesses have
agreed to provide copies of the
guide to the public.
"They tend to get grabbed up,"
said Mr. Faulkner.


Academy. At this event, all differ-
ent aspects of law enforcement
are presented to the students in
a hands-on manner where they
can really understand how things
work.
This program is just one way
the OCSO is attempting to fight
drug and alcohol use among the
children of Okeechobee.
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News Briefs


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

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

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

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


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Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 90s. The
wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of eve-
ning showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s.
The wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph, becoming light
around midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 90s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20
percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
70s.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance
of rain is 40 percent.
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showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3


Woman charged with


'doctor shopping'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local woman has been ar-
rested and charged with 'doc-
tor shopping' after she allegedly
went to several
doctors in order
to obtain pre-
scription drugs. ' .
Deidra Fe-
lice Arrants, 29,
S.W 18"' St.,
Okeechobee,
was arrested on
bench warrants Deidra
July 3. She was Arrants
charged with
three counts of fraud/conceal-
ing information to obtain pre-
scriptions for a controlled sub-
stance. She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $4,500.
She has since posted bond.
According to an arrest report
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Arrants
had reportedly used several doc-


tors and pharmacies in the past
six months in order to get pain
killers -- primarily, oxycodone.
The report states that with-
in a 30-day period she either
received oxycodone or a pre-
scription for that schedule 2
narcotic from four different
doctors and allegedly did not
tell them that she had a pain
management contract with an-
other doctor, nor did she can-
cel that contract.
Patients receiving such nar-
cotics are required to sign a
pain management contract
with their physician stating they
will not try to obtain similar
drugs from another doctor, un-
less they cancel the current pact
and enter into another contract
with the new doctor.
The investigation in this case
was done by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force, and de-
tectives from that unit applied
for and received the arrest war-
rants.


Teen faces burglary,


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An 18-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested by detectives
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) for his
alleged connec-
tion with two re-
cent burglaries, ~
as well as rob- r
bery that took ._
place in January i
of this year .
Michael Tim- Michael
othy Miller was Miller
booked into the
Okeechobee CountyJail on Mon-
day, July 9, and charged with two
counts of burglary and two counts
of grand theft. His total bond was
set at $20,000.
Miller was also charged with
armed robbery in connection
with another case that dates back
to Jan. 11 of this year. Bond on that
charge was also set at $10,000.
According to OCSO Detective
M.D. Faulkner, Miller reportedly
broke into the office of a self-
storage business on April 11 and
stole an undiscolsed amount of


cash. Detective Faulkner's arrest
report also states the man did an
estimated $150 in damage to the
window of the office door.
The detective's report stated
that Miller used a hammer to
break the window. He then en-
tered the office and took the cash
box. The report goes on to say the
man left the scene on foot.
Then, on May 28, Miller report-
edly broke into a convenience
store and took and undisclosed
amount of cash from the cash
drawer and a large number of
Lottery tickets.
"Some of the Lottery tickets
were found in the area," said De-
tective Faulkner.
Then, after learning of Mill-
er's arrest, OCSO Detective Rick
Durfee charged the man with
armed robbery.
This arrest stems from the
beating and theft of another
Okeechobee man.
According to Detective Durfee,
the victim went to the Basswood
home of Chad Garner to buy a
four-wheeler. Upon his arrival,
Garner -- along with Miller and
Jawon Davis -- took the man out-
side the home and robbed him of


Bail set for man accused Arrest Report


in the Vegas shooting


By Ken Ritter
Associated Press Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bail was
set at more than $4.6 million
Tuesday for a man accused of
opening fire with a handgun
inside the New York-New York
hotel-casino, wounding four
people and causing a panic that
left another person injured.
Steven Francis Zegrean, 51,
of Las Vegas, appeared for an
initial court hearing by closed-
circuit video from the Clark
County jail. Zegrean stood with
a court-appointed public de-
fender and spoke only to ac-
knowledge that he understood
the charges against him.
He was not asked to enter a
plea to five counts of attempted
murder, four counts of bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, 16
counts of discharging a firearm
in an occupied structure and
one count each of burglary with
a deadly weapon and carrying
a concealed weapon. The bur-
glary charge stemmed from al-
legations that Zegrean entered
the casino with a weapon and
an intent to commit a felony.
Las Vegas Justice of the
Peace Karen Bennett-Haron
set bail at $200,000 for each
charge of attempted murder
and discharging a firearm, plus
$100,000 for each count of bat-
tery. She set a preliminary hear-
ing for July 24. If convicted,
Zegrean could be sentenced to
life in prison.
Zegrean's lawyer, Lynn
Avants, told the judge that


Zegrean could not post bail.
Zegrean told police after he
was arrested that he had lost
his job and gambled away his
last dollar while wandering the
Las Vegas Strip for a day and
a half in a suicidal depression
before the shooting early Friday
morning.
"Zegrean said he was wear-
ing a long trench coat so police
would stop him and kill him
when he pulled the gun out,"
police said in an arrest report.
"But he said the police never
stopped him."
Family members have de-,
scribed Zegrean as a Hungarian
immigrant who became es-
tranged from most of his family
since he was divorced several
years ago and his ex-wife re-
married.
Zegrean told police he wait-
ed about two hours in a second-
floor food court for children to
leave the casino floor before
opening fire from an overlook-
ing balcony.
Zegrean is accused of fir-
ing 16 shots -- emptying one
ammunition clip from a 9mm
semiautomatic handgun -- and
trying to reload as he started to
walk toward an exit. Police said
he pointed the gun at a person
on the floor and pulled the trig-
ger, but the gun jammed.
Witnesses and victims de-
scribed chaos as people dove
behind slot machines and
knocked over chairs on a busy
casino floor crowded with peo-
ple in town for the Indepen-
dence Day holiday week.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
* Maria Chapman, 41, N.W.
176th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested July 9 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on Okeechobee County
warrants charging her with fraud
worthless check - make/utter/is-
sue (two counts). Her bond was
set at $1,000.
* Frederick Lee Daniel, 38,
N.W. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested July 9 by the OCPD
on a felony charge of possession
of a controlled substance and a
misdemeanor charge of trespass,
after warning. His bond was set
at $6,000.
* Brian Scott Cooper, 26, S.W.
37th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested July 9 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of driving
under the influence/with prop-
erty damage. His bond was set at
$2,500.
* Steven Alderete, 19, S.E. 27th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested


July 9 by Deputy P. Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with second degree
petit theft. His bond was set at
$250.
* Kathleen Jewel Hauser, 23,
S.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested July 9 by the OCPD
on a felony charge of driving
while license suspended - ha-
bitual offender. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
* Tony Seals, 28, U.S. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July
9 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on a
felony charge of battery (domes-
tic violence), and misdemeanor
charges of battery (domestic vio-
lence) and criminal mischief. His
bond was set at $10,000.
* Kristi Peaden Dixon, 35, S.E.
29th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 9 by Deputy Corporal S.
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with driving
under the influence/with serious
bodily injury. Her bond was set
at $750.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


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LAKE: I heard they plan to keep the lake on a lower schedule even
when, and if, we do get enough rain to bring the lake level back up.
Environmentally, I think that is a good thing. The lake was not meant
to be so high all the time. After they built the dike, they tried to use it
as a reservoir instead of a lake and it really hurt the fisheries. For the
second time in 10 years, Mother Nature has sent us a drought and
brought the lake down. If we want the fish populations to rebound,
the lake needs its natural highs and lows. Trying to keep it too high
year 'round is what just about killed Lake Okeechobee. What good is
it to have water if there are no fish?

SCHOOL LUNCHES: Students have been complaining about
school lunches since schools started being regulated. It's not really
the fault of the food service department, they have to account for how
they spend the money that they are given by the government and they
are required to serve what is cheapest and most nutritious. They don't
receive funds from the school board and if the cuisine was to change
the price of lunches would have to rise.

LAKE LEVELS: 1 guess the truth is finally out, it was on the news
the other night. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are going to keep
the lake level down for up to three years because the 'dike is in such
bad condition. The good news is now you know who to sue when
you lose your business or your boat sits on the ground and rots. Be-
tween the South Florida Water Management District and the Corps of
Engineers, the communities around the lake should be ghost towns
by then. I knew something had to be going on when they were still
discharging water from the lake. It's been one false truth after an-
other.

RUMOR: I heard a rumor that there may be a Bass Pro Shop and
a Target going in the junk yard next to Wal-Mart. Has anyone else
heard that?

FREE AIR: All of this fuss that is going on about the free air: well,
years ago -- I believe it was in Utah and Colorado -- you had to have air
and water for the customers. I think that they should be told that they
cannot sell gasoline unless they have the free air and maybe even the
water for the consumers. I think it would be a big help to everybody.

TIRES: This is in response about the people filling their tires with
air. I have been telling people for a long time that if people would
make tires that are filled with foam instead of air, then there would
be no need for the air machines and the tires would always stay at
the right pressure, and it would save lives. I don't know why they put
air in tires when you could have solid tires -- that's how the old tim-
ers did -it. Their tractor tires were solid and did not have air in them
-- the same thing with the bikes back then. So why can't they do that
with the car tires. It would be better for the environment because you
wouldn't have to replace them as often because they wouldn't blow
out. Or, go flat.

YARDS: Have the people in Okeechobee forgotten that they live in
Okeechobee? Please folks -- clean up your yard.

DUMP: I feel like I live next door to the guy who owns the dump.
Maybe if he gets this message he'll know who I'm talking about.

CLEAN YARDS: I would just like to say to the people of Okeechobee
that they need to clean up their yards.

RODEO: I read in the paper where they say they are going to
change the date of the Speckled Perch Festival, but I don't remember
what they said. about the rodeo. Will it be at the same time as the
state fair? It's no wonder they lost so much money last year, you can't
schedule two different events like that on the same day. It's stupid if
you ask me.
Editor's Note: As of now, the rodeo is to be held at the same time
as the county fair. Both will be staged at the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center on S.R. 70 E.

GOVERNMENT: This is about the Bush administration. Why
has this country allowed itself to be lied to and given such a smoke
screen, that we have no idea what our commander and chief is up
to? We have no idea what his office or the white house is concealing?
I thought this was a land of the government of the people, for the
people and by the people. Obviously we have made a huge mistake
and we are going to pay the price for many years to come.

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'My Family'
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sylvania to be with my kids and
grandkids.
These past 15 years have
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gotten to know you all and to
share in your joys and sorrows


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Upcoming Events


Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
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A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave. The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Thursday
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
cated at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
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.
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. '
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second 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 are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
209 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
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 to join. The group is facilitated by social work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780 or (863)' 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of
Okeechobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all
Christian singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For infor-
mation, contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at
(863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
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.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.


way home.
I want to thank all of you
for being so nice. You all know
who you are!
Danny and Linda, thank you
for everything you have done
for me in the past to the pres-
ent. No one could ask for better
employers, but more than that,
you guys are truly my friends.
Dana and Ricea: we have


had fun and a lot of laughs.
And all of the other girls I work
with, it has been fun. Thank
you all! Friends like you all are
so very precious.
I will be gone, but no one
will ever be forgotten. I'm going
to miss you all so very much.

My love to everyone,
Linda Ricciuti


I


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and Safety Fair.


Community Events


Vacation Bible School is planned
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will host
a vacation Bible school for children ages 3 years through fifth grade
July 11 and 12 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. It will take you on a wild ride
through God's word at Avalanche Ranch. For more information
please contact Carolyn at (863) 357-3680.

Bassinger Baptist Church to hold VBS
The First Baptist Church of Bassinger, 19836 U.S. 98 N., will host
a vacation Bible school for youth kindergarten through 12th grade,
July 11-13, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. "Game Day Central, where heroes
are made!" will be the theme. For information, contact Buelah at
(863) 763-6517, or Carolyn at (863) 763-4179.

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

Scrapbooking party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, July 13, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Last month Carolyn Jones
gave a demonstration on brag bags. Bring three to four paper bags
to this crop and she will help you create your own. She will also
be available to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and
supplies. Several of our members attended the scrapbooking con-
vention in Fort Lauderdale on June 29 and 30. They will present a
"show and tell" of some of the new products and information they
received at the convention. Refreshments will be served and there
will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you are
currently working. For information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885,
or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Talk show to deal with insects, drought
WVFR 91.7FM will host a radio talk show Saturday, July 14, at
7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on 91.7
FM and 100.3 FM. The show's guest will be Ken Gioeli, the natural
resources extension agent from the St. Lucie County Cooperative
Extension Service, UFLIFAS. He will be discussing issues such as
the drought, rain, ants, spiders, rodents, iguanas and rain barrel
workshops. For information, contact Mr. Gioeli at (772) 462-1660;
or, online at http//kgioeli.ifas.ufl.edu. Or, contact your local county
extension service.

Poker run will benefit Hospice
There will be a poker run held in memory of Perry Young on
Saturday, July 14. There will be a $5 entry fee and all proceeds will
be donated to Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick.Home.
Our first stop will be at noon at the Eagles 4137. There will be an
auction following the run at the Cypress Hut Eagles 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 pur-
chase needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months
to 21 years. Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories
are beauty, photogenic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed
and the cover queen/king for the program book. Deadline to en-
ter is Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may
be picked up at Kid's Corner, the Chamber of Commerce, Flower
Petals, Photos by Bobbi and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station.
For information call Donny Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at
(863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue during business hours at
(863) 763-5544.

Vacation Bible school planned
Avalanche Ranch is this year's theme for vacation Bible school
at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., from 5:30 un-
til 8:30 p.m., July 16-20. Activities will be for grades kindergarten
through sixth grade. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863)
763-0550.

Community Action advisory board to meet
The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency advisory board
will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in the conference room at
437 N. Seventh St. in Fort Pierce. For information, call the St. Lucie
County Community Services Division at (772) 462-1777.

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

Business woman's lunch meeting set
A business woman's networking and luncheon meeting will be
held Friday, July 20, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrot
Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by
lunch at noon. Those attending are asked to bring give-away items,
flyers, brochures, business cards and either a friend or business
associate who wants to see their business grow. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100; or, by e-mail at www.
flainjurylawyer.com.

Benefit to help needy and homeless
Style Studio custom motorcycle shop and Tattoos with Style will
present a benefit to help Okeechobee's needy and homeless on
Saturday, July 21. There will be a hog roast, 50/50, door prizes and
DJ California Fats. All proceeds will go to Big Lake Missions Out-
reach. For information, call (863) 357-5944.

Collaborative Council meeting set for July 24
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vice Network, will meet Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the Okeechobee School Board Office, 700 S.W Second
Ave. Immediately following the CCC meeting, there will be a brief


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Community Events


Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained


from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor
courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants


Submitted photo
Margo Taylor retires
Margo Taylor, librarian, then director of the Okeechobee County Public Library since 2000, is retiring June 29. She was a
teacher in the Okeechobee County School System for almost 25 years. In addition to teaching degrees, Mrs. Taylor is a
graduate of the University of South Florida with a master's degree in library science. Margo and her husband, Drew Taylor,
have both enjoyed their work as teachers with the students of Okeechobee. They are retiring and plan to enjoy their family
along with other activities. The Okeechobee Library Board, which is appointed by the Okeechobee Board of County Com-
missioners, honored Mrs. Taylor with a luncheon on June 13 at Karey's Restaurant. A gift card and flowers were presented
to the honoree. Board members are Mildred Butler, Karen Cassels, Valerie White, Fran Syfrett and Betty Williamson. Those
present at the luncheon and pictured are: (left to right) Betty Williamson, Valerie White, Margo Taylor and Mildred Butler.


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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Penmanship lags in grade schools


By Eileen Putman
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John
Hancock wouldn't recognize
the handwriting taught in many
schools today. And his loopy
slanted script might as well be a
foreign language to 21st century
students.
Time and technology have
largely done away with traditional
penmanship, leaving schools with
a challenge that mirrors today's
fast pace: how to teach a cursive
style that's faster to write than
older, ornate methods and easily
readable.
The reality in many schools is
that handwriting instruction has
slid far down the list of education
priorities. Many teachers have all
they can do to ready students for
standardized tests and require-
ments for core courses like math,
science and reading.
"The printing and cursive are
taking more of a back seat," said
Barbara Wilier, deputy executive
director of the National Associa-
tion for the Education of Young
Children.
Why teach cursive at all when
computers and keyboards are so
prevalent? For one thing, younger
children may not have the skills to
fully learn keyboarding, and not
all classrooms have computers.
Handwriting is how young stu-
dents express themselves and de-
velop as learners, said Steve Gra-
ham, special education professor
at Vanderbilt University's Peabody
College in Nashville, Tenn.
Unfortunately, some who have
trouble with writing mechanics
have problems with other lan-
guage arts skills.
"What we see with some
young kids who struggle, they
don't like writing a lot," Graham
said.
The goal is for handwriting
mechanics to become automatic
so they don't get in the way of
other skills.
Depending on the school dis-
trict, children may be taught hand-
writing methods known as Zaner-
Bloser, "Loops and Groups" or
D'Nealian _ and that's only a few.
Another program called "Hand-
writing Without Tears" is getting
a close look around the country.
Fifteen states have recommended
it for public schools, the company
said, and the program is used by
many homeschoolers. The com-


pany didn't provide sales figures.
It's a method that might strike
Hancock, known for his flowery
signature on the Declaration of
Independence, as heresy.
The cursive is vertical no
slanting. Gone are the fancy capi-
tal letters. Writing paper has two
lines, not three: The traditional
middle dotted line that disciplined
wayward lower-case letters is
now a solid line, and there's no
top line.
One school system that
switched is Arlington County,
Va., in the Washington suburbs,
which adopted "Handwriting
Without Tears" as standard cur-
riculum for the fall.
"It's not so flowery looking.
It's easy to read and the letters
are easy to make," said Mary
Zolman, English Language Arts
supervisor for Arlington's public
schools, which have more than
18,000 students.
"Handwriting Without Tears"
was developed by Jan Z. Olsen,
a Cabin John, Md., pediatric oc-
cupational therapist, to help her
first-grade son's handwriting
problems. She found traditional
cursive "way too curlicue" and
slanted, which she said is diffi-
cult for children with "any sort of
learning issue."
Like many school systems,
Arlington starts cursive in the sec-
ond grade for students who are
developmentally ready. In third
grade, all students are taught cur-
sive.
But not all master it easily. In
a recent third-grade class at the
county's Barcroft Elementary
School, some students using the
older cursive method labored
over letters. Their complaints:
The capital S "looks like a duck,"
the loopy lower case K is "hard-
est to make" and the dotted line
between ledger lines is "In my
way." Teacher Donna Crocker
gave them catchy poems to copy
to make the lesson more interest-
ing.
Writing progress in her class
is so varied that Crocker has stu-
dents print, rather than write in
cursive, when they produce writ-
ten samples for evaluation several
times a year. "Teachers have to be
able to read it," she explained.
Crocker, who has taught for
more than two decades and has
special education certification,
said she tries to devote' 15 minutes


Obituaries


George W. Lewis
George W. Lewis, age 80, for-
merly of Okeechobee, who was
currently residing in Weatherly,
Pa., died at Weatherwood on
Wednesday, July 4, 2007. He was
born on April 20, 1927, in Phila-
delphia to William R. and Mabel
(nee McCarthy) Lewis.
George was affiliated with
Trinity Baptist Church in Weather-
ly and was a World War II veteran
at Pearl Harbor where he served
with the Navy at Pearl Harbor.
George was a past Command-
er of the VFW Post in Indiantown
and was also a member of the
American Legion, and the Weath-
erly Ambulance Association.
He was preceded in death by
his parents and brothers, John
and William R. Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of
58 years, Florence "Rusty" (nee
Foley) Lewis; daughters, Rosean-
na DeLooze of Weatherly, Laura
Murphy of Shelbyville Texas,
Georgine Shreves of Okeechobee,
and Cheryl Smail of Plymouth
Meeting, Pa; sons, John , Bill,
Charles, Larry and George Jr.
Lewis all of North Carolina; and
a sister, Elizabeth Spielberger of
Levittown, Pa. In addition, he is
survived by 31 grandchildren, 30
great- grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews.
Services will be private and at
the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations
in Mr. Lewis' memory to Hospice
St. John, 1201 North Church St.,
Suite 403, Building B, Hazelton,
Pa. 18202 would be appreciated.
The Philip J. Jefferies Funeral
Home is handling services locally
for the Buxton Funeral Home in
Okeechobee.

James Fawcett
James "Drip" Fawcett, age
85, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
July 8, 2007 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. Born July 21, 1921 in Mineral
Point, Wis., he graduated from
Mineral Point High School in 1939
and enlisted in the Air Corps on
December 8, 1941. He was award-
ed the Distinguished Flying Cross
and the Air Metal four times for
combat missions. Once released
from the Air Corps, he was a field
service engineer with the Federal
Electric Corporation. In April of
1962, he joined the Civil Service
and was assigned as an electric
engineer in Navigational AIDS. He
retired in November of 1971 with
23 years of dedicated service. Af-
ter retirement, he was employed
as a consulting engineer with an


electronic firm testing and de-
signing air navigational aid sys-
tems. He has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1980 and was
a member of the Buckhead Ridge
Moose Lodge. He enjoyed fishing
and playing cards.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Agnes Fawcett.
He is survived by his daughter,
Gail (Carl) Blount of Okeechobee;
granddaughters , -Lois (Jason)
Cole of Maryville, Tenn.; Whitney
(Keith) Shifflet of Shadwell, Va.
and great- grandson, Justin Cole
of Maryville, Tenn.
The family will receive friends
on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 from
5 until 6 p.m. Services will follow
at 6 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions can
be made to any Veterans organi-
zation.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.


to handwriting at the beginning
of most days, but test preparation
and other subjects take priority.
"In order of importance, this is
way down," she said.
But if cursive is down, it's cer-
tainly not out.
On the essay section of the
SAT, required by most colleges
for admission, students writing in
cursive averaged slightly higher
scores than those who printed.
The College Board, which admin-
isters the SAT, said the difference
wasn't significant and couldn't be
attributed to handwriting, yet the
result has intrigued researchers.
In one study, college students
who took good lecture notes
got higher scores on essay tests.


The best predictor of quality no-
tetaking was writing speed, said
researcher Stephen T. Peverly,
professor of psychology and edu-
cation at Columbia University's
Teachers College in New York.
"Since at least for many kids
the thoughts they think up are a
little ahead of their handwriting,
they need to be able to write fast
or they're going to forget them,"
he said. Faster writing also helps
the brain spend less effort on
forming letters and more on
higher-order cognitive tasks like
composing good essays, he said.
The findings are a boost for
cursive, since its continuous link-
ing of letters is faster than print, in
which the pen must be lifted.


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the June 6 session that the 'program organizers are open
to suggestions.


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Wedding


Rusty Adams and Narelle Bigalow

Bigalow - Adams


Narelle Teresa Bigalow and
Rusty Henry Adams were joined
in marriage on May 27, 2007.
The. bride is the daughter
of Rick Bigalow of Kissimmee,
and Alicia Mack of Sharpsburg,
Ga. and the groom is the son
of Russ Adams of Okeechobee
and Deborah Wagner of Cape
Coral.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Buck Lake at Harmony
Golf and Country Club in Har-
mony. Reverend Tony White of-
ficiated the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her father, Rick Bigalow.
The dock on which the cer-
emony was held was decorated
with potted palms and natural
wooded landscape out on the
lake.
The bride wore a white gown
with a tiffany blue sash, as well
as a fingertip length white veil.
She carried a bouquet of red

Briefs

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full po-
tential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program that
provides four-year college schol-
arships to deserving ninth graders
in local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Vol-
unteer opportunities are available
in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N.,
is looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Josh
Stoddard at (863) 357-0047.


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The maid of honor was Cyn-
thia Beck of St. Cloud. Brides-
maids were Lindsay Berube of
St. Cloud, and Stefanie MacDon-
ald of Glenn St. Mary.
The best man was Kenny
Mc Donald of Okeechobee. The
groomsmen were Quinton Bi-
galow of Kissimmee, and Teddy
Ferrall of Vero Beach.
The flower girl was Aubrie
White of St. Cloud, daughter of
the bride. The ring bearer was
Camden Pascual of Kissimmee
the son of Todd and Rhonda
Pascual.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the Har-
mony Golf and Country Club.
After a honeymoon trip to the
Florida East Coast the couple is
at home in St. Cloud.
The groom is self-employed
with Central Fla. Site Work and
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Births

Madison

Claire

Ayuso
Danielle Fraizer Ayuso and Ju-
lian Ayuso, of San Antonio, Texas,
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Madison Claire.
She was born June 2, 2007, at
North Central Baptist Hospital in
San Antonio, Texas. She weighed
7 lbs and 4.5 ozs. and was 19.5
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Gary and Debbie Frazier of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Rose
Lucille Murphy of Okeechobee,



John

Luther

Hood, IV

John and Erica (Gardner)
Hood, of Okeechobee, are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, John Luther Hood, IV.
He was born July 3, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Heartland in


Heaven

Reign

Lighty

Greg and Michelle Lighty, of
Okeechobee, are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Heaven Reign.
She was born May 18, 2007,
at Florida Hospital Heartland in
Sebring. She weighed 9 lbs 4
ozs. and was 21 inches long.
Heaven has three siblings:
Anarae Underhill, Melisa Lighty,
and Gregory "Bubba" Lighty,


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Sebring. He weighed 7 lbs. and
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John Luther was welcomed
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Paternal grandparents are
John Hood and the late Sheron
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Jr.
Maternal grandparents are
Greg and Roberta Holmes and
Mike and LaDonna Brown, all
of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are
Martin and Edith Brown of
Okeechobee.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE
FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
Okeechobee County has received $363,734 for the SFY 2007/2008 SHIP
Program. The funds are budgeted as follows:


Purchase Assistance/Inspections/Repairs
Rehabilitation/Inspections/Code Violation Repairs
Grant Administration


1247,361
$80,000
$36,373


. Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
* Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to
income eligible households to purchase existing homes that are in need of repair
or new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide down payment
and closing cost assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuy-
ers that meet program requirements. Preference will be given to very-low and low
income families, handicap and elderly households. The amount of assistance pro-
vided is based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to
purchase existing homes and to construct new homes, including a building lot,
costing no more than $237,031. The minimum required contribution to be paid by
the SHIP applicant is $750 if very-low income, $1,000 if low income, and $1,250 if
moderate income.

The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low Income $40,000
Low Income $25,000
Moderate Income $15,000

* Rehabilitation Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance
to income eligible households to rehabilitate owner-occupied, single family
dwellings to a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the current
FBC Plumbing Code, FBC Mechanical Code, FBC Standard Building Code,
Standard Housing Code, and the National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee
County. Preference will be given to very-low and low income, handicap and elder-
ly households. The amount of assistance provided is based on the household
income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP)
the County is required to provide a minimum of 30% of the housing funds to very-
low income households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income house-
holds. Additionally, SHIP Program funding may NOT be used to purchase or reha-
bilitate mobile homes.
2006 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:


Household Size
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person
7 Person
8 Person


Very Low Income
$15,450
$17,650
$19,850
$22,050
$23,800
$25,600
$27,350
$29,100


Low Income
124,700
$28,250
$31,750
$35,300
$38,100
$40,950
$43,750
$46,600


Moderate Income
$37,080
$42,360
$47,640
$52,920
$57,120
$61,440
$65,640
$69,840


Appointments will begin on Wednesday, September 3, 2007 between the hours
of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the Purchase Assistance Program all applicants
MUST be pre-qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for
SHIP assistance. If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and
would like to set an appointment, please call Stephany at (863) 763-6731.
Funds are awarded on a "First-ready, First-served" basis.


Briefs

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in martial arts. The classes are
service to children currently taught weekdays on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
The Family Outreach Center and Friday, from 6 until 7:30
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Anniversaries


Doug

and

Janetta

Thiboult

Doug andc Janetta Thiboult,
of Okeechobee, will celebrate
their 25th anniversary on July
23, 2007.
They were married on July
23, 1982 in Lantana.
Their children are Brad
Thiboult of Orlando, Am-
ber Thiboult of West Palm
Beach, and Lisa Thiboult of
Okeechobee.
They have no grandchildren
yet.
The happy couple will cel-
ebrate a long weekend of boat-
ing and beaching in Ft. Myers.


Submitted photos
Doug and Janetta Thiboult on their wedding
day 25 years ago.


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David

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Myrna

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David and Myrna Davis, of
Okeechobee, will celebrate their
501' anniversary on July 21, 2007.
They were married on July
20, 1957 by Reverend Long, in
Okeechobee.
Their children are David Da-
vis Jr. of Clermont, Joey Davis of
Okeechobee, and Jeannie Davis
Duff of McDonald, Tenn.
They have seven grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
A celebration in their honor
will be held on July 21, 2007
from noon until 4 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center.
Their children will host the event.


Submitted photos
David and Myrna Davis on their wedding day
50 years ago.


Briefs


Church offers
lending library
iYou are invited to become
I a ,patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First
United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second. St. Entertain or
educate yourself; using 486 au-
diocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances
and 575 videos. Prepare a pa-
per on comparative religion, a
book report, programs for men,.
women oi children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal
System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a pri-
vate library we can and do pre-
view our media. Currently, the
library is staffed Sunday from
9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 un-
til 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources Sys-
tem (FDLRS) Center now offers
a service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identi-
fy children up to 21 years of age
who have not been enrolled in
a school system who may need
special education services. The
primary focus is on 3, 4 and 5-
year-old children not yet in a


school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For infor-
mation, contact Kathy Wall at
(800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities


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ing the patient care and admin-
istrative teams to provide Hos-
pice services, to Okeechobee,
area residents. Permanent and
part-time volunteers provide
direct patient support services
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Community Events


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

Cattle drive and ranch rodeo slated
Okeechobee Cattleman's Association and Okeechobee Main
Street will celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy on
Saturday, July 28. Festivities begin with a cattle drive west of his-
toric Flagler Park that will travel east on S.R. 70 to the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center. There is no admission to this family event.
Activities at the Agri-Civic Center include cowboy poetry, music,
cowboy art, vintage wagons, barbecue and more. The ranch hand
rodeo will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call program manager
Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Satur-
day, 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.


SFWMD to host public meeting Aug. 4
There will be a meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until
noon at the South Florida Water District (SFWMD) Okeechobee
Service Center, Bank of America Building. The purpose of this
meeting is toprovide an opportunity for SFMWD to meet with
community members that are interested in using the restored Kis-
simmee River Valley region for public use and recreation. Learn
about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and recreational
opportunities available for you on SFWMD land. For information,
call Jeff McLemore at (800) 250-4200, ext. 3022.

Parenting classes planned
Parenting classes for parents with children of any age will be
held each Monday in August at 7 p.m. at New Endeavor High
School. There is no fee for the nine-week class. For information,
contact at Lori Jaquith (863) 462-5000 or (863) 697-6320.

Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first
Thursday of every month beginning Aug. 2. Each meeting will
be held from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., room 113. Cancer patients, survivors and sup-
porters are all invited. The group will share stories and encour-
age each other as we take this journey. This support group will
provide participants with information, resources, support, guest
speakers and devotional time and will help comfort during either
your battle or you loved one's battle with cancer. For information,
call the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171.


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

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* Exclusively Offering Village Candles
* Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
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863-763-6742
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467-1200
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Workers Compensation Personal Injmuy
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
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Stuart, FL
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467-1809
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Family * Wills
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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51 NW 98" St Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11


Verizon signs anti-cramming agreement Community Events


Company will enact
policies to prevent
third-party billing
Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum today announced a new
consumer protection initiative for
Florida's telephone consumers
as part of an agreement reached
with Verizon. Under the agree-
ment, the company will develop
an early warning system designed
to identify third-party companies
that may attempt to place unau-
thorized charges on consumers'
phone bills. This illegal practice,
known as "cramming," occurs
when the unauthorized charges
are added to phone service bills
often without the consumer's
knowledge or consent. Verizon
has more than 40 million access
lines inside the coverage region
affected by the agreement.
"Unfortunately, victims of
cramming often don't realize
they are being improperly billed
until they have been paying the
charges for a significant length
of time," said Attorney General
McCollum. "Today's agreement
is the third reached with major
telephone companies serving our
state, offering much needed pro-


tection to Florida's consumers."
As part of the agreement, Ve-
rizon will require merchants and
billing and collection clearing-
houses to forward all consumer
complaints referencing "cram-
ming" to the phone company.
If at least 220 complaints within
the 28-state Verizon region refer-
ence the same company over a
month-long period - an average
of eight complaints per state - Ve-
rizon will take action against the
company to protect telephone
consumers. These actions may
include the requirement that the
company accused of cramming
send out written notices to all
new Florida subscribers notify-
ing them of the following: their
service subscription; the date the
charges will begin to appear on
their Verizon bill; the amount of
the charges, and how the con-
sumer may cancel the service
subscription. If cramming con-
tinues, Verizon may cease doing
business with the merchant.
The agreement follows simi-
lar settlements with Embarq and
AT&T and nationwide settle-
ment with Email Discount Net-
work (EDN). The company had
allegedly failed to clearly disclose
that offers .for Internet savings
were not free and that customers


who submitted personal infor-
mation to the company would
be charged unless they contacted
EDN to cancel the charges. More
than 250,000 consumers nation-
wide were charged a monthly
fee for the coupons. EDN agreed
to make restitution to every
consumer who was adversely
affected by the company's busi-
ness practices and who submits
a claims form, with restitution ex-
pected to exceed $1 million.
The case involving Verizon
was initiated last September
when the Attorney General's Of-
fice initially sued EDN for cram-
ming. In conjunction with the


lawsuit, the Attorney General's
Office and the Office of Public
Counsel filed a joint petition be-
fore the Florida Public Service
Commission against Verizon,
Embarq and BellSouth seeking to
protect Florida consumers from
the deceptive practices.
Today's agreement is the fi-
nal step in resolving the issue of
how telephone companies with
Florida customers will address
cramming and what steps will be
taken to proactively protect tele-
phone consumers from the ille-
gal practice, which occurs when
unauthorized charges from third
parties appear on phone bills.


Community Events
Main Street plans fundraiser
On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Okeechobee Main Street, Inc., will be
holding their first 100 Target Fun Shoot to benefit beautification and
restoration projects. The event will be held at Quail Creek Plantation.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the course will open at 8:30 a.m. There
will be drawings, door prizes and a barbecue lunch. For information,
call the Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will host a vacation Bi-
ble school for youth between the ages of 4 and 13 beginning Monday,
July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For information,
call Carol at (863) 763-6602.


Church plans city prayer time
Every Friday throughout the month of July, the Haven of Rest Church
will host a prayer and fasting time to pray for the city of Okeechobee
from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For information, con-
tact Pastor Tom and Rachel at (863) 357-3053.

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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 11, 2007


At the Movies Bo"ndie
I


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 6,
through Thursday, July 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Transformers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
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,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Ratatouille" (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 - "Evan Almighty"
(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.
Starting Wednesday,
July 11
"Harry Potter -- The Order
of the Phoenix" Showtimes:
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:45 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.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


Today

in History
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July 11,
the 192nd day of 2007. There are
173 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On July 11, 1804, Vice Presi-
dent Aaron Burr mortally wound-
ed former Treasury Secretary Al-
exander Hamilton during a pistol
duel in Weehawken, N.J.
On this date:
In 1767, John Quincy Adams,
the sixth president of the United
States, was born in Braintree,
Mass.
In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps
was formally re-established by a
congressional act that also cre-
ated the U.S. Marine Band.
In 1864, Confederate forces led
by General Jubal Early began an
abortive invasion of Washington,
+ turning back the next day.
In 1934, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt became the first in-
cumbent chief executive to travel
through the Panama Canal.
In 1952, the Republican Na-
tional Convention, meeting in
Chicago, nominated Dwight D.
Eisenhower for president and
Richard M. Nixon for vice presi-
dent.
In 1955, the U.S. Air Force
Academy swore in its first class of
cadets at its temporary quarters,
Lowry Air Force Base in Colo-
rado.
In 1977, the Medal of Freedom
was awarded posthumously to
the Reverend Martin Luther King
Jr.
In 1979, the abandoned U.S.
space station Skylab made a spec-
tacular return to Earth, burning up
in the atmosphere and showering
debris over the Indian Ocean and
Australia.
In 1980, American hostage
Richard I. Queen, freed by Iran
after eight months of captivity be-
cause of poor health, left Tehran
for Switzerland.
In 1995, the United States nor-
malized relations with Vietnam.
Ten years ago: President Bill
Clinton was cheered by tens of
thousands of people in Bucharest,
Romania, where he raised hopes
for NATO membership.
Five years ago: Lawmak-
ers balked at moving the Coast
Guard and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency into a new
Homeland Security Department
despite pleas from senior Cabi-
net officials to stick to President
George W Bush's blueprint. Both
agencies did end up being includ-
ed in the new department.
One year ago: In Chicago,
a Blue Line train derailed and
started a fire during the evening
rush hour, filling a subway tunnel
with smoke and forcing dozens
of soot-covered commuters to
evacuate.
Today's Birthdays: Actress
Brett Somers is 83. Actor Tab
Hunter is 76. Actress Susan Sea-
forth Hayes is 64. Singer Jeff Han-
na (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 60.
Ventriloquist-actor Jay Johnson
is 58. Actor Bruce McGill is 57.
Singer Bonnie Pointer is 57. Actor
Stephen Lang is 55. Actress Mindy
Sterling is 54. Actress Sela Ward is
51. Reggae singer Michael Rose
(Black Uhuru) is 50. Singer Peter
Murphy is 50. Actor Mark Lester is
49. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is
49. Singer Suzanne Vega is 48.
Thought for Today: "Education
is the ability to listen to almost
anything without losing your
temper or your self-confidence."
-- Robert Frost, American poet
(1874-1963).


Dear Abby


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dren. You'd think that a seasoned
mother would know the real val-
ue of family, but you would have
been wrong.
1, like so many others, became
caught up in the details of my
own life and forgot that I was a
part of someone else's life - my
mother's. I forgot to chat with her
about nothing when she called
me. I forgot to visit her for no
special reason. I forgot to appre-
ciate her "just because." I never
bought her a Mother's Day gift
because I never seemed to have
the money. Of course, I always
had a good reason, and I thought
"tomorrow" would bring another
opportunity.
Well, tomorrow never came.
My mother committed suicide
March 24, 2004. I called her that
day, just to say "I love you," and
got her answering machine. I nev-
er had the chance to tell Mommy
all'the things that I forgot. I was so
busy with the details of my own
life that I was blind to the disinte-
gration of hers.
Now that it is too late, I talk to
Mommy every day - especially if
I'm busy. I look for gifts I know
she'd like, even'though I still don't
have the money. Please, Abby, let
your readers know that it's not too
late for them. People don't just as-
sume that they are loved and ap-
preciated. We need to show them
every day.
I would give anything in
this world to be able to see my
mother's beautiful face one last
time and say, "You are amazing!"
Please tell someone you love
them today. Tomorrow is prom-
ised to no one. - Mommy's
Baby Girl in Tennessee
DEAR BABY GIRL: Please.
accept 'my deepest sympathy for
your loss. .It is clear that you are
still grieving. When someone
close commits suicide, it is nor-.
mal for the survivors to feel guilt.


But please, stop dwelling so much
on your perceived shortcomings.
Mothers do not commit suicide
because their daughters forget to
call or visit. And they do not com-
mit suicide because their daugh-
ters don't buy them Mother's Day
gifts. I'm sure your mother knew
you loved her and was proud of
you.
I agree with your message that
it's important to tell those we love
how important they are to us, and
not to take anyone for granted.
I hope my readers will take it to
heart. However, in light of the
fact that it has been three years
since your mother took her life, I
am urging you to consult a men-
tal health professional who can
help you to let go of the burden
of guilt you are carrying. The time
has come to start looking forward
again, not backward.

*DEAR ABBY: I am 55. I con-
sider myself successful and hap-
pily married - not too many
things seem wrong. My wife and
I have been married 27 years and
have three children.
I have a question for you. I
found a behind-the-ear hearing
aid in my bed by the pillow. My
wife and I don't need hearing
aids. There are only so many ways
that it could have gotten there. Do
you think I should be concerned?
- Burned up in Burnsville,
Minn.
DEAR BURNED UP: Unless
the pest control man has a hear-
ing problem, you should consider
this a red flag. You are certainly
within youi rights to show your
wife the evidence and ask her,
"Who's been sleeping in my bed?
Goldilocks?"
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written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
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The department is responsible for maintaining and process-
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A complete job description and application packet, including
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AMANA, central air & heat,
$500. (863)227-4417 ask
for Mary

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean uD a breeze


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


CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
$150(863)675-1113
FREEZER: Large w/ Locking
capability. Mint condition.
Great for the hunter. $300
(561)951-6088
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
White, $75. (863)675-2348
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4
cu ft, frost free, side by side,
green, good cond., $75
(863)763-1361
STOVE- Gas, Magic Chef, 20",
Excellent condition. $125.
(863)467-1530
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
70/80 series, 1 yr old. Like
new with 2 yr warranty
$700. Neg. (720)284-4018
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Heavy duty. Extra Ig.
capacity. Works great. $250.
(863)675-4443
WASHER- Kenmore & Maytag
dryer. Full size, Like new.
$225. (561)371-1027
WASHER/DRYER- Crosley,
Heavy duty, Very good con-
dition. $150. or best offer.
Call Jim (863)763-3173



SHED, 8x10O, insulated, new,
never assembled, costs
$1595, sell $750 or best of-
fer. (863)697-2604


HAIR STRAIGHTENER- Maxi
Glide, used only once. Paid
$140 asking $80
(863)357-8265


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 ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-.
er 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 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.
Professional
Installation of Stormn
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIRS/5 STEPS: for Modular
Home. Fiberglass w/Dbl.
hand rail. Good condition.
$125. 863-467-7197
WANTED 15 HOMES To Show
Off Our New Lifetime Exterior
Paint. Call Now To See If
Your Homeo Qualifies. Li-
cense #CBC010111.
(800)961-8547.


CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser Lt color
wood. Good cond. $200. or
best offer (863)675-0600
LG ROCKING HORSE- with
sound, good condition, $60
or best offer (863)824-2696
after 7pm
TODDLER BED- Babcock,
wood, mission style. Like
new w/toddler mattress.
$60 firm. (772)263-1178
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes
Fire Truck with mattress. Ex-
cellent condition. $75.
(863)675-0600
TRIPLET STROLLER- Do you
need a ride for three? Ingle-
sina, very lightly used. $395
(863)228-0244


CHINA- Lennox dinnerware
pattern, Starlight complete
w/extra pcs for 8 chosen FDR
WH $1995. (863)467-7718


WEDDING DRESS, Size 6,
Strapless, Organza Silk
w/pearls & sequins. $400.
(863)697-1486


HUMMEL FIGURINES (8)-
$450 (863)467-8161



DELL SCHOOL COMPUTER:
Window XR Etc. $150.
(863)517-2782 Tony
SONY LAPTOP VAIO- PCG-
FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro-
cessor. Trade Apple laptop
or $650 (772)461-8822



FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747


BED FRAME, Queen/King, $25
(863)805-2801
BED, Queen, headboard, foot-
board & rails. $60
(863)805-2801
BED/RM SUITE- 5 piece with
Full size bed, Mattress & box
springs. Like new. $350.
(863)763-3551
Bedroom Set: Qu. sz. head &
foot board, dresser, dbl. mir-
ror, 2 nt stands, Light brown.
$1500. 863-763-8562
BUNK BED- wooden, like new
condition, $250
(863)983-4940
BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
dition, with mattresses. $150
(239)842-0040
CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
* incid mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABINET- dark wood,
asking $125 (863)467-6088
COUCH & LOVESEAT, dark
green, leather, good condi-
tion, $200. (863)763-5067
DINING ROOM TABLE, Broy-
hill, Pine, Knotted Wood. 2
leaves makes 8 ft. long.
$100. (561)951-6088
DINING ROOM TABLE- w/4
chairs. Solid Oval wood.
Chairs are cream print fabric.
$200 (863)357-2412
DRESSER- Western Solid
wood. Iron fixtures. Like
new. $200. (863)465-6777
LOFT BEDS with attached
desk, 2 black metal, $70/will
separate. Call
863-763-8572.
LOVESEAT - w/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729
MATTRESS- Queen/King. New
in plastic. $189
(561)848-8765
MATTRESS- Twin/full, new in
plastic. $139
(561)848-8765
SECTIONAL- New, dark
brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin-
ers, asking $1000
(863)763-3660
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $395 (863)673-2593


SOFA & 2 WINGBACK
CHAIRS, ivory, Egyptian
cotton, needs some clean-
ing, $300. (863)763-0583
SWIVEL ROCKER- Green,
good condition. $25
(863)610-0020
TABLE, 40" round, wooden, 2
chairs. $70 (863)697-2704
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf
& 6 chairs, great condition.
$150(239)842-0040
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, . rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$100 (863)697-2033


FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL
LOCKING GUN CABINET-
asking $350 for all or will
sell sep (863)674-0613
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $200. 863-697-2033
GUN- Smith & Wesson model
640 Harmless 357 mag.
Stainless. $425
(772)461-8822
RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger
M77 Bolt action, Special trig-
ger & pad. L/H Lots of am-
mo. $600. (239)823-5092



CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $200.
863-675-3944 Labelle
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder
Crossbow Advantage. One
year old.$300 or best offer
(863)675-3838
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder
home fitness. Includes arm
and leg attachments. $125
(863)357-2412
MOTORIZED CHAIR, Hover-
round MPV4, exc. cond.,
list price $6200, sell for
$1,000. (863)634-8872
NORDI TRACK weight fitness
system, $300. Call
- 863-467-1694.
WALKER - ProForm Air Walker
XT Precision Resistance ex-
erciser, $45. Call
(863) 357-4195.
WEIGHT BENCH- 3 attach-
ments, no weights $35.
(863)484-0267
WEIGHT BENCH XTX- 300 Ibs
set & Pro Form XP 300
Workout Ctr. Like new $375.
(720)284-4018



COOKER, 18 quart, brand new,
$20. Call 863-610-4674.
VERTICAL BLINDS Teal Green,
(5) 47"Wx63'/2"L (2) 81"Wx
81"L w/all rods & hardware.
$200 neg. (863)763-8086


RING- Mans, 15. Solitaire in
10 Kt. band. Excellent condi-
tion. $250. (863)763-2458


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, Jaz-
zy, looks & runs like new,
$2500. (863)763-7609
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907


We have the countertops >
you're looking for!

* FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street * (863) 763-7131


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
SCOOTER: Golden Compan-
ion, Good condition. $650.
(863)634-8581
SCOOTER, SpaceSaver Plus,
Large 2 new batteries, disas-
sembles for transport, like
new. $850 (863)357-8788


ADULT MOVIES (150+), VHS,
Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. ,all
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOXES- Priority mailing, all
. sizes. 400 plus boxes. $60
or best offer. (772)336-8034
DECORATOR ITEMS: Wicker
Mirror, Etc. Palm Tree/Safari
Design. $300 for all, will sep.
Call for info. (863)675-4443
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
SOLAR Powered Generators -
No gas, no fumes, no noise!
Permanently reduce your
electric bill by going solar..
for under $1200! Order on-
line: www.KenSolar.com.



CLASSICAL GUITAR- With
case, good starter guitar.
$75 (863)824-0801
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
GUITAR, Gibson, 1949s arch-
top, $600 (863)697-2210
GUITAR, Gibson/Cromwell,
1940's arch-top. $400
(863)697-2210
GUITAR, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SPO10 Squier Am-
plifier, black, Some music.
$235. (863)357-8788
KEYBOARD, Cord M1, Works
good. Asking $1,500. or best
offer. (863)612-6295 La-
Belle
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/Bench & new damp chas-
er. Price reduced to $200
neg. 863-467-2679 Iv. msg.


AMERICAN BULL DOG- 7 mo.,
Male, Up to date with shots.
Reg. w/papers. $200.
(863)673-0232
BASSET HOUND- AKC reg.,
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
w/chip. Great companion.
$300 (863)357-6930
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES: 9 wks.
old, 2 Males, $350.
(863)983-1970
DOG PEN- Brand new 10 x 10
chain link. $150 firm
(863)532-0188
DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to-
gether. 1 10x10x6, 2
8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
(863)634-6601/256-3629
GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
$10 females.
(863)843-0141
MACAW, 16 yr. old, blue &
gold, with large cage & out-
side swing. $1200
(863)634-7789
PIT BULL PUPS: UKC, Blue
Fawn & White, 1 M & 4 F.
Vet checked. $550 Champ.
bloodlines. (863)655-2536
PIT PUPPIES, Red Nose, pure-
bred, $250 each. Call
863-634-3721
PIT/CURB MIX, (4), dark
chocolate, males & females,
$50 each. (863)697-3657
PUGS- AKC reg., shots &
wormed, fawn/black,
fawn/silver, $300 - $450
(863)675-1940/673-1523
SIAMESE KITTENS: DOB
4/15/07, Seal Point & Seal
Point Snow Shoe.
(863)357-3369



HOT TUB- 4 person. Like new.
$900 (863)467-8161
HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-
dition, $1000
(863)467-6283 leave mes-
sage
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BED IN A BAG: Queen Size,
Raised w/ Memory Foam.
Good for storms. $100. or
best offer. (863)824-8703
POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
cessories, $250 or best offer
(863)467-6088


FISHING RODS: (Over 60)
Some with Reels & Some
with out. $250 for all. Call
(863)467-1865 for appt.

POOL TABLE: National, Solid
Slate, 4x8 w/ 15 cue sticks.
Excellent condition. $500.
(863)675-6563

TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.
863-763-7609




AMPLIFIER- Kicker SX650 all
digital & Kicker L7 12" sub.
New in box, never installed.
$350 (863)634-2131

BOOM BOX- With 2 speakers.
Like new. $150
(239)657-4348

CD PLAYER - Brand new, $30.
Call 863-610-4674.

MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, barely used, $500 or
best offer (863)634-6476

SPEAKER- 12" and 1000 watt
Rocksford Fosgate Amplifier.
$300 (863)634-9945



GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754

PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427

TABLE SAW MACHINE- $145
(239)657-4348

TOOLBOX, 16 drawer, Snap
On roll cab, air tools, sock-
ets, wrenches, $800 will sell
separately. (863)697-0234




VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., w/manual, belts & at-
tach's. $35. (863)763-6131



ANTIQUE GLASSWARE &
PORCEALINE, Collectibles &
Collections of ALL Kinds.
Call Diana (863)467-8408

Agriculture



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






ALL AMERICAN BOX BLADE-
3 point hitch. $75
(863)763-7540



HILASON TREELESS SAD-
DLE- variable 15-17", brand
new, sturdy & strong. 30 Ibs.
$350 firm (772)263-1178

SADDLE- HP Western 17",
with accessories. Like new
condition. $275.
(863)763-0367 or 801-9494

SADDLE, New, 10", Pony Sad-
dle, complete w/bridle &
pad. $200 863-634-7480

SADDLE, New, 15", Neoprene,
$200. 863-634-7480




BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower (305)299-1203

RIDING MOWER, 2004 1000L
John Deere w/extra blades.
Needs minor work. $575 or
best offer. (863)467-9395


ROTO TILLER- Attach Troy
Built Big Red, 12hp, elec.,
exc. cond. $2800 new, sell
$1200 neg (863)763-1377

ROTOR TILLER, Very good
shape. Rear tines. Runs
nicely. (863)357-8255


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TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st, last& sec
Call for details. 561-352-4243



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 5/BR $222/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
4/BR Foreclosure $14,900!
6BR/4BA Only $27,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5669.
Annual rental homes in the
heart of Central Florida.
Beautiful waterfront commu-
nities with resort amenities,
social events and on-site ac-
tivities. Call (800)887-8301
or visit www.EquityLifes-
tyle.com.
Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, in
BHR, No pets, yearly lease,
$750/mo + $1000 sec. dep.
863-763-4031
FORT DRUM, 3br, 2ba, on 5
acres, horses & pets ok,
beautiful secluded home in
Pinelands. Avail. immed.
30240 NW 24th Dr.
$850/mo. 1st & security.
772-342-3203 / 342-3712
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA
$199/mo! 5BR/3BA Foreclo-
sure! $222/mo! Stop Rent-
ing! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5853.
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
KINGS BAY,
2BR/1BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House. central a/c & heat,
dishwasher,W/D, storm shut-
ters. $900 mo. + $900 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $14,900! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $10,000!5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OAK PARK, 3396 SW 18th St.,
2br/1ba, completely renovat-
ed, Ig. backyard. $900/mo.
& sec. (863)634-6580
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade 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
SW SECTION, CBS: 3/1, W/D
no pets. $900/mo, $2200 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.
TREASURE ISLAND:(2)
2br/lba, unfurn duplex's.
$700/mo + 1st mo dep.
W/D incld. (239)707-5155
WATERFRONT, 3BR/1.5BA, Ir,
dr, fam. rm., total update,
$960 mo., 1st, last & sec &
ref's. (561)346-4692







Near the
courthouse in
Okeechobee, FL
Utilities
Included
Please call for
details
(561) 315-8849


INSIDE CITY LIMITS, very
large, nice, fully furnished
room, cable t, phone w/un-
limited long distance, w/d,
full hse priv. Avail immed.
$800/mo. (863)801-1839
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $125/wk,
first & last (563)467-8516



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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


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




SMALL BUSINESS - for sale
due to illness, $70K, $20K
down, owner will finance
balance @ 6%. No reason
you can not make
$50K-$100K the first year.
Working people only, no
desk jockeys
(863)675-8550 ask for Don.



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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $222/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809


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OKEECHOBEE- Handyman
Special! 3br, 2ba, in Bass-
wood Est., Needs work.
3633 NW 24th Ave. $69,000
Call Lex (561)715-1768.


OKEECHOBEE- 2.22 acres,
cleared and fenced, Lazy 7
Ranch Acres. On paved
road. $110,000
(863)697-8919


GILCHRIST CTY - 5 Acre Es-
tate Properties Only
$89,000. Homes Only. On
Alachua Cty Line. COLUM-
BIA CTY - 20-80 Ac. Hard-
woods, Plantation pines,
Creek. Homesites or Hunting
$6,200/Acre. 1/2 Acre
Homes Only. $46,000 Owner
Financing Available. LA-
FAYETTE CTY - 10-340
Acres. Low as $6,200/Acre.
Scattered Hardwoods, Paved
Road High & Dry.
(800)294-2313, Ext.1585 7
days 7am-7pm A Bar Sales
Inc.
South Central Florida LAKE
LOT SALE! Lake Access-
$79,900 (was $199,900)
Lake View- $124,900 (was
$224,900) Lakefront-
$299,900 (was $399,900).-
Owner says "SELL!" 1 to 3
acre lake properties reduced
$100,000+. Gated commu-
nity, water sewer, paved rds,
u/g utils. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x.
2046.
VIKING AREA- 3 ac., lot A & B
Track 8. Asking $60,000.
Please call David @
(863)581-5780



AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
Seasons- Call
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
siderealty-tn.com.
BATTERY CREEK, SC - WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
duced prices! Marshfront
lots from $179,900.
Dockable Waterfront lots
from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, "SC. Premier loca-
tion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
(888)279-4741.
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Mountain Lifestyle Group now
opening 2 GATED commu-
nities in the high country of
Western North Carolina. Lots
starting at $26,000
(866)378-4769.

North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.

PHASE I CLOSEOUT LAND
SALE! One weekend only! All
parcels reduced $10,000!!!
July 21 & 22. Situated on
Lake Seaton. Oversized lots
in a private gated commu-
nity. Offering rolling topogra-
phy, mature hardwoods and
stunning views. 2 acres in-
terior parcel - $95,000; 2+
acres lakefront - $145,000.
Come take advantage of
these bargain prices! Financ-
ing available. Call
(888)952-6347.

So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.

TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN!
1+ Acre- $29,900. FREE
Pontoon Boat! Beautifully
wooded parcel w/ access to
Jimmy Houston endorsed
fishing lake! Private lakefront
community with free boat
slips. Paved roads, utilities,
soils tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (888)792-5253, x
1311.

Timber Company Liquidation!
26 Acres- $99,900. 40
Acres - $159,900. Timber
Company selling off large
wooded acreages in South-
east Georgia. Short drive to
coast & Jacksonville, FL.
Loaded with wildlife. Poten-
tial to subdivide. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call National Timber
Partners now
(800)898-4409, x 1156.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log
cabin on 13 acres with barn,
pastures, woods, creek, ad-
joins Jefferson National For-
est with miles and miles of
trails, have to sell $389,500
owner (866)789-8535.




LEX BUYS HOUSES
FOR CASH
(561)715-1768
WWW.LEXBUYSHOUSES.COM




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




WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$105,000 (863)357-3639


Mobile Homes


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





PLATTS BUFF, 3br, 2ba,
14'x80', 61/2 ac., $900 mo.,
1st, last & ref's. Horses & chil-
dren welcome (863)467-6960

SHORT TERM OR YEARLY -
fully furn., 2br, 2.5ba dbl.
wide, lake access, c/a, w/d,
direct tv, all until. & lawn
maint. incl., very clean,
(863)467-8005

TREASURE ISLAND, 1 & 2
BR, No pets. $600. Sec.
dep. + $700/mo rent. $950
to move in. (863)824-2246

WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)357-3639




- BANK REPO'S -
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694



MOBILE HOME: uijel, 5+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $5000.
863-467-2600

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

OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, w/FI
rm, Facing Canal. Adult park.
(863)763-0794

PALM HARBOR HOMES
Certified Modular &
Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures.
(800)622-2832

PALM HARBOR HOMES
Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models MUST GO!
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832


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




AIR BOAT, w/180hp Lycoming
engine, trailer, exc. cond.
$6500 (863)673-0783
BOAT, 12 Ft., Portabote (3/V2"
Folded), includes paddles,
seats, trolling motor & bat-
tery. $350. (863)467-6372
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT, Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$200. (863)763-3551
BOAT REPAIR! I come to
you... even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
BOAT, Starcrafl, 16 Ft., Semi-
V, 40 hp. Mercury, Trailer.
As Is. $500 or best offer.
(863)763-4643
CENTER CONSOLE '92- 17ft,
50 Mariner, new salt water
trolling motor, aluminum trir,
$2000 (863)634-1567
DINGY- 1OFt., Avon, can take
up to 10 HP motor, $275.
Call 863-265-0255
FISHING BOAT- Aluminum,
'1977 Lone Star Good con-
dition. $450. (863)763-0410
JET BOAT- '72- 18ft, 454 Board
30 over, Wright Hull, roller
everything, motor will go in
vehicle, approx 550 hp, De-
mon carb, matching trir,
$3600 (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
NEW AIR BOAT SEATS- cush-
ions, slips, any color, $200
each (561)644-1957
SAILING DINGY 8 Ft., fiber-
glass. Complete w/sails &
oars. Excellent shape! $590
(863)265-0255
SKEETER BASS BOAT- '89-
16ft, 150-XR2 Merc, New
Minnkota trolling motor,
matching trir, $4000
(863N634-1567 or
863)763-4349
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038



FORD '79 RV, 6 cyl., Needs
some work. $750 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7497
TRAVEL TRLR- 32ft, elec, AC,
fridge & water heater, great
hunting camper, needs some
work $2000 (863)467-1310



DAVIT, for Jet Ski, with cradle,
hand crank, piling mounted,
$200. (863)675-1033
SEADOO GSI '97- with trailer,
runs great, $1700
863 634-1567 or
863 763-4349



FISH FINDER & BOTTOM
FINDER- Hummingbird 400
Series. Like new. $75.
(863)634-1545
MOTOR, Evinrude, 4 hp, 0/B,
Needs tune up. $150.
(863)467-6372
PROPELLER- For Evinrude
motor, 17" Pitch. Recondi-
tioned. $50. (863)634-0433

Sport Vei3s
AT^s 3035


FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PARTS-
Dana 60-Dana 44 matching,
(2) 205 gear driven transfer
cases, NP 4 spd, $1200 for
all (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
FOUR WHEELER- '98 Suzuki
250, 4x4, Runs good. Needs
a little TLC. $500.
(863)634-0399
HONDA 250F DIRTBIKE, '04,
$2500. (863)634-8734
IRON BUMPERS- front winch
mount & guide grill guard,
$150, Rear round w/hitch
places $100, (4) Core radia-
tor $50 (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
KTM 125 SX DIRTBIKE, '03,
$1800 or best offer.
(863)634-8734
SUZUKI LTZ 400 '03- good
condition, all original, low
hours, $3500 or best offer
(863)983-6342
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633 or
(863)357-2271
YAMAHA 600 Grizzly 4x4,
1999, runs good, $2200.
(239)229-2974


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 REGAL LS '01, Sun-
roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
(863)467-5534


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BUICK ROADMASTER '96-
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392
CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic,
pw windows. Restoration
project. $975 firm
(863)634-6601/256-3629
CHEVY CAMARO Z28, '95,
good condition, $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-3556
DODGE STRATUS RT- '97,
White, 4 cyl, -5 spd, Fixed
for racing. Needs Clutch.
$1500. Neg. (239)324-2379
FORD EXPLORER '92- Runs
excellent, needs muffler &
tires. Blue in color. $1500
(863)357-8265
GMC SONOMA '95- Cold A/C,
4 cylinder, manual 5 speed,
runs great, well maintained.
$2500 (772)220-6023
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747



FORD TBIRD '84, Cold a/c,
c/c, 74k. $1300.
(863)634-7789



AUTO TRANSMISSION, for
Dodge, around '93, over-
drive, off 318 V8, $350 or
best offer. (863)612-5676
BUMPER- Ranch hand full re-
placement, fits '03-up Chevy
HD pu. $800 negotiable.
(863)697-1692
CARPET- OE style, fits '07 Su-
perduty crew cab w/4x4 fl.
shift. Charcoal gray. Brand
new. $300 (863)697-0328
DODGE PICKUP TOPPER-
Leer Crown, fullsize bed.
Good cond. but needs paint.
$250 neg. (239)369-3269
FLAME GRILL, for Chevy Sil-
verado, attachements includ-
ed, $20. (863)763-2230
FLARESIDE F150, tailgate,
chrome bumper & taillights,
$250 will sell separately.
(863)634-7608
JEEP PARTS- 4.0L engine,
trans. case, 5 spd manual,
new clutch, 3 1/2" lift, seats,
etc. $750 (239)895-3269
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $100.
772)359-2923 or
863)467-5401
REAR BENCH SEAT, for Jeep
Wranger, gray with belts &
lockable trunk option, like
new, $100. (772)332-1438
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
(Beige) off of '08 Super Duty
Ford Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather
TRUCK CAP - green, for step
side p/u, good cond., asking
$225/neg. (863)357-6315
or 863-634-8731.
TRUCK PARTS- (1) '05 Ford
Banks diesel tuner (1) '04
Dodge Banks diesel tuner.
$700 both (239)895-3269
TRUCK TOOL BOX- full size
pickup, aluminum, deep well,
from Tractor Supply, good
cond., $125. (863)763-4992
WHEELS & TIRES- 4, 8 lug,
Aluminum wheels with tires.
$150. or best offer.
(863)634-7318
WINDSHIELD, off a '93 Dodge
Ram van. $75
(863)612-5676

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CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer. (863)467-2328
DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
offer. (863)467-2328
DODGE PICK UP 1995, Club
Cab, 3/4 To, HD, Cummins
diesel engine. Auto. trans,
4wd, Air, Possi Traction,
$10K Neg 863-673-3496 or
863-675-2473 after 7pm
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $6900.
(863)675-1493
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
FORD F350 '91, Steel flatbed,
gooseneck hookup, diesel, 5
spd manual. $1675
(561)758-4337
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$25,500. (863)675-1493
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $750 or
best offer. (863)357-5867
S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd
manual, New paint & tires.
High mi., but runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)634-0399
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $500.
(772)263-6481


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TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4,
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.
(863)824-0970



JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL !!! (863)763-4821
SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/bOD. Runs
well. $2200 (561)261-0766



EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
bed. 2 & 5/16 ball. Bumper
pull. 16', 2 axles. Like new.
$2500. (863)467-6960

OPEN TRAILER- small, 4x8
w/high sides, spare tire,
jack, ramp in back, $600 or
best offer (863)824-8703



CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $1200. (863)612-0992
DODGE CARGO VAN '96, 2500
model, V8 auto., p/w, cold
air, ladder racks, great f6r
work. $1675 (561)758-4337
FORD ECONOLINE- '89, Work
van, No A/C. Runs good.
$600. 863-484-0267
VW VAN '76 - Rusty, does not
run, 100K + miles, interior
in good cond. $500
(863)467-4258


Public notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 2006-CA-361
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
ADLINE JEAN-BART, a
single woman,
Defendant

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgement dated June
26, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-361 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff, and ADLINE
JEAN-BART, Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAN
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET, JURY
ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 18th day of July 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgement, to-
wit:
The East 'A of the West /2 of the North
'A of Tract 3, Section 17, and the
West %' of the West A of the North 1/
of the North of Tract 3, Section 17,
in the SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according to
the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book
4, Pages 3 thru 3E, Inclusive, public
records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disables
persons, who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administrator no
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:2/s/LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
222040 ON 07/04,11/07


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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact
The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from Okeechobee Utility
Authority. The proposed project consists of the construction of the Treasure Island wastewater collection system.
This system when built will include at a minimum, the collection system piping, vacuum/pump station and sanitary
force main. The intent of this project is to remove from service approximately 1,600 service connections to either
septic tanks or small package treatment plants. The project piping will use primarily existing road right-of-ways for
construction. A complete evaluation is included within the Environmental Assessment. There will be no impact to
farmland or wetland and any impact to on-site floodplain will be mitigated by the creation of additional storage on-
site.
As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rural Utilities Service has assessed the potential environ-
mental effects of the proposed project and has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the
human environment and for which an Environment Impact Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determi-
nation is that there will be no farmland, wetland or floodplain impacts.
In order to avoid or minimize any adverse environmental impacts, the Authority will comply with all State and Federal
environmental regulations. Measures will be taken to minimize dust, odors, noise, erosion and disruption of traffic
during construction. The applicant's work effort will be restricted by the requirements specified in any Environmental
Resource Permit as issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this project.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at 750 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach,
Florida, 33415, telephone 561-683-2285 . For further information please contact Mr. Gregory Caruthers, telephone
561-683-2285.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-096
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
NERRIC 0. JOLTEUS, and
FIEDLIA PHILEMON, his wife,
Defendants

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgement dated June
26, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2007-CA-096 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC., a Flori-
da corporation, is the Plaintff, and
NERRIC 0. JOLTEUS and FIDELIA
PHILEMON, his wife, are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest bidder for cash
at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAN CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
JURY ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00
A.M. on the 18th day of July 2007, the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judge-
ment, to-wit:
The West � of the East / of the North
% of the South 1h of Tract 14, Sec-
tion 24, the West l/ of the West /2 of
the North 1A of the South � of Tract
32, Section 26, and East � of the
West � of the South % of the South
� of Tract 16, Section 13, In the
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPA-
NY, Plat of Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 3 thru 3E, Inclusive, public
records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons, who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administrator no
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
222274 ON 07/04,11/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-362
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
ADLINE JEAN-BART, a single
woman, and DIELUA ALEXIS
a/k/a DEIULA ALEXIS, a married
woman
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgement dated June
26, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-362 olf the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff, and ADLINE
JEAN-BART, Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET, JURY
ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M
on the 18th day of July 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgement, to-
wit:
The East W of the West �/ of the North
� of the South �2 of Tract 31, the
West � of the Westl of the North %
of the South % of Tract 31 and East
� of the West � of the South % of
the North � of Tract 23, Section 11,
In the SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3 thru 3 E, Inclusive, public
records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance-with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons, who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administrator no
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/LINDA F. YOUNG
222278 ON 07,''4,11/07 Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-360
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
AOLINE JEAN-BART, a
single woman,
Defendant

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgement dated June
26, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-360 of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff, and ADLINE
JEAN-BART, Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3rd STREET, JURY
ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M.
on the 18th day of July 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgement, to-
wit:
The West of the West 1 of the North
/ of the South 1h of the Tract 27,
Section 17, in the SOUTHERN COLO-
NIZATION COMPANY Plat of Town-
ship 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to the plat thereof record-
ed In Plat Book 4, Pages 3 thru 3E,
inclusive, public records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disables
persons, who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administrator no
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
221893 ON 07/04,11/07


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT REVISION
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its
preparation of a draft permit revision for McArthur Farms Dairy Barns 1 and 2, to be
issued to McArthur Farms, Inc. The Proposed permit revision approves the new
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP), and authorizes a milk herd in-
crease o 400 cows at each oa the McArthur Farms Barns 1 and 2. The dairies are
,i, C.,, , in h" H,.', ., 441 (Barn 1) and 20202 N US Highway 441

Administrative Order (AO-5-01f7-IW-47-SED, draft copy attached) will
also be revised concurrent with the permit revision. The Order requires a ground
water Investigation to determine 11 there is excessive seepage from the Waste
Storage Pond.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of
the Department of may submit a written request for a public meeting to Tim Powell,
FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach,
FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set
forth below and must be received in the Office within30 days of publication of this
notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time peri-
od shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments
or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following in-
formation:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name
and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed ac-
hton was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification or the De-
partment action or proposed action; aod
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the De-
partment may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written
comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even
if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until
the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit
oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed ac-
tion. As a result of significant public comment the Department final action may be
different from the position taken by it in the draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Ave-
nue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561)681-6660.
224160- ON- 7/11


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE
THROUGH THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
Okeechobee County has received $363,734 for the SFY 2007/2008 SHIP Program. The funds are budgeted as fol-
lows:
Purchase Assistance/Inspections/Repairs $ 247,361
Rehabilitationilnspections/Code Violation Repairs $ 80,000
Grant Administration $ 36,373
Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to pur-
chase existing homes that are in need of repair or new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide
down payment and closing cost assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuyers that meet program
requirements. Preference will be given to very-low and low income families, handicap and elderly households. The
amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to purchase
existing homes and to construct new homes, including a building lot, costing no more than $237,031. The minimum
required contribution to be paid by the SHIP applicant is $750 if very-low income, $1,000 if low income, and $1,250
if moderate income.
The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low Income - $40,000
Low Income - $ 25,000
Moderate Income - $15,000
Rehabilitation Assistance: Funds allocated to this Proaram will provide assistance to income eligible households to
rehabilitate owner-occuoied, single family dwellings to a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the
current FBC Plumbing Code. FBC Mechanical Code. FBC Standard Building Code. Standard Housina Code. and the
National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee County. Preference will be given to very-low and low income. hand-
icap and elderly households. The amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) the County is required to provide a min-
imum of 30% of the housing funds to very-low income households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income
households. Additionally, SHIP Program funding may NOT be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes.
2006 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
Household Size Very Low Income Low Income Moderate Income
1 Person $15.450 $24,700 $37,080
2 Person $17,650 $28,250 $42,360
3 Person $19,850 $31,750 $47,640
4 Person $22,050 $35,300 - $52,920
5 Person $23,800 $38,100 $57,120
6 Person $25,600 $40,950 $61,440
7 Person $27,350 $43,750 $65,640
8 Person $29,100 $46,600 $69,840
Appointments will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the
Purchase Assistance Program all applicants MUST be pre-qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to
apply for SHIP assistance. If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an appoint-
ment, please call Stephany at (863) 763-6731.
Funds are awarded on a "First-ready, First-served" basis.


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Sealed BIDS for:
the construction of a new Suppolementary Raw Water Pumoing Station for the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority consisin of. but not limited to. installing sections of 12
and 16" poiin,. construction of a new 5.0 MGD Raw Water Pumoina Station fore-
enaineered steel building and slab), construction of a dock and intake structure
system, and installation of Owner furnished oumos will be received by the Okee.
chobee Utility Authority at the office of John Havord.. Executive Director. 100 SW
5th Avenue. Okeechobee. FL 34974 until 10:00 AM local time August 7, 2007,
and then at said office will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:
Okeechobee Utility Authority LBFH, Inc.
100 SW 5th Avenue 421 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobee, FL 34972
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of LBFH. Inc. located at
421 NW 3rd Street. Okeechobee. FL 34972 upon payment of $ .Qfor each seta
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5 dead. small lane hit homes FwC releases state


NASCAR official's.
husband dead

By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
SANFORD(AP)-- The husband
of a NASCAR official and a pilot
for the auto racing organization
were among five people killed
when a small plane crashed into
a neighborhood Tuesday, setting
two homes ablaze.
NASCAR confirmed Dr. Bruce
Kennedy, a Daytona Beach plastic
surgeon and husband of race cir-
cuit official Lesa France Kennedy,
and Michael Klemm, a pilot with
NASCAR Aviation, were among
the dead. Kennedy is president of
International Speedway Corpora-
tion, which owns or operates 13
of the nation's major motorsports
facilities, including Daytona Inter-
national Speedway and Talladega
Superspeedway.
Also killed were an adult and
two children in homes the plane
crashed into. Three others were
seriously injured, including a 10-
year-old boy with burns over 80
percent to 90 percent of his body,
said Matt Minnetto, a fire investi-
gator with Sanford Fire Depart-
ment.
Minnetto said rescue crews
arrived to a "heavy, dark column
of smoke" worsened by airplane
fuel. "The plane's in numerous
pieces throughout the five or six
homes' backyard," he said.
The crash happened just after
8:30 a.m. in a new subdivision
about 20 miles outside Orlando,
full of two-story gray, tan and
beige homes.
The plane was traveling from
Daytona Beach to Lakeland when
the pilot declared smoke in the
cockpit. It tried to land at the
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AP photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green
Firefighters work to extinguish flames from a house fire caused from a plane crash in San-
ford, Tuesday, July 10. A small plane trying to make an emergency landing crashed into the
suburban neighborhood, starting two house fires and injuring at least three people, one of
them a boy who was severely burned, authorities said.


Airport, but crashed just north,
Federal Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Kathleen B6rgen
said.
The airplane was registered to
Competitor Liaison Bureau Inc.,
Bergen said. Online records from
the Department of State Division
of Corporations showed it regis-
tered under the name of William
C. France, the NASCAR chairman
who died last month at age 74.
Lesa France Kennedy is France's
daughter.
In addition to losing her father
and now her husband, Kennedy
recently fell off a bike 'and broke
both her arms.
Also injured, less seriously, was
an off-duty firefighter who rushed
into one of the homes without
equipment. Minnetto said he suf-


feared exhaustion and possible
smoke inhalation.
Authorities said they expected
to release more information later
Tuesday.
Eric Domnitz, a food sales
worker who lives just down the
street from the crash, said the
blaze was two times bigger than
one of the houses. He hurried
with a fire extinguisher to a hor-
rific scene.
"It's in my head. The woman
was just melting. It looked like
her skin was just melting off," he
said. "The guy, he was melting.
He looked like wax."
Lou-Ann Cappola, a school-
teacher who lives about a block
away from the crash site, said res-
idents of the subdivision are ac-
customed to noise from a nearby


railyard. She didn't think twice of
it when she heard the crash.
"I thought the trains were bang-
ing and making noise," she said.
"I was on the porch and looked
up and saw smoke -- black, black
smoke. At that point, all the sirens
were coming."
NASCAR's history is dotted
with air disasters. In 2004, a plane
owned by one of NASCAR's most
successful teams, Hendrick Mo-
torsports, crashed on its way to a
race, killing all 10 people aboard.
Two years earlier, NASCAR team
owner Jack Roush was critically
injured in a small plane crash
near Talladega. And in 1993, two
NASCAR drivers, Davey Allison
and Alan Kulwicki, were killed in
separate air crashes.


Ganassi's team uplifted since Montoya signing


By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
DAYTONA BEACH (AP) --
Chip Ganassi's NASCAR orga-
nization was at a crossroad this
time last year.
He had lost another invest-
ment when Casey Mears said he
was leaving for Hendrick Motor-
sports, and Ganassi was faced
-- with finding yet another new
driver. Just like Jamie McMurray
had done the year before, Mears
decided his career would be bet-
ter served with another team.
As Ganassi waded through
the talent pool, he only found
recycled drivers and young kids
who would take years of devel-
opment in NASCAR's premier
series.
Ganassi needed to make a
splash with his next signing, but
his options were all pretty drab.
Then out of the blue, Ganassi
got a phone call from Juan Pablo
Montoya, who had grown disen-
chanted with Formula One. The
two won the 2000 Indianapolis
500 and a CART championship
together, and Montoya wanted
to team up again.
Ganassi couldn't sign him fast
enough.
"He said, '1 want to get back
to racing,'" Ganassi said. "The
guy loves racing. And what bet-
ter place than here? It's nice to
have somebody in your car who
wants to be there, wants to be
with your team, wants to be a
part of it."
The one-year anniversary of
the signing was Monday, and the
dividends from it have been tre-
mendous. Granted, Ganassi and
partner Felix Sabates were not
in danger of losing the team, but
after three-plus winless seasons,


reer: Ganassi paved the way for
Montoya's Fl career during their
successful CART days, and he of-
fered him a new challenge when
Montoya badly needed one.
"Working with Chip has been
really cool. I really like Chip,"
Montoya said. "He believes in
you, and he supports you. He's
just a guy that really believes in
me, and he'll trust you 100 per-
cent. Chip is a guy if something
goes wrong, he still always be-
lieves I can get the job done."


AP photo/Dino Vournas
Juan Pablo Montoya takes the checkered flag to win the Toy-
ota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Race-
way in Sonoma, Calif., Sunday, June 24.


the organization needed a lift.
Montoya instantly provided
one, both on and off the track.
He's picked up three wins -- a
Busch Series victory in Mexico
City, a Nextel Cup win at Sonoma
and teamed to win the non-NAS-
CAR Rolex 24 sports car endur-
ance event.
But its the interest he's cre-
ated for himself, for the team
and for NASCAR in general -- that
has had the most impact.
In the year since Montoya
signed, the Ganassi organization
said:
* He's been written about ap-
proximately 40,000 times, made
an appearance on ABC's "Good
Morning America" and will be
prominently featured in an ABC
News special that will air later
this summer.
* Montoya has increased traf-
fic to Ganassi's web site, which
is now visited by people in 150
countries and offers a Spanish
version for Montoya's fans.
* Merchandise sales for Mon-
toya's No. 42 are up 300 percent


since last year, and the organi-
zation's overall sales are up 70
percent.
It's a new adventure for Mon-
toya, and he couldn't be happier.
Although he previously resisted
relocating from Miami to Char-
lotte, he's now house-hunting
for a part-time place in North
Carolina so he can make more
visits to the race shop.
After the intense pressures
of Formula One, where owners
show favoritism, teammates can
be difficult and rivalries are bit-
terly intense, Montoya is thriving
in his new environment.
He's struck a solid friendship
with Ganassi teammate David
Stremme and has settled into the
hectic NASCAR lifestyle. Montoya
plays golf with NASCAR officials,
participates in charity events
with rival drivers and socializes
with the guys he must compete
against every weekend.
But most importantly, he's
resumed a relationship with the
car owner who helped him dur-
ing two pivotal points of his ca-


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boating accident stats
Florida's boating accident most common type of acci-
rate (671) for 2006 was sec- dent was a collision with an-
ond only to California's 757. other vessel or a fixed object.
Florida led the nation with 69 Accidents occur most fre-
fatalities, compared to 47 for quently on rivers or creeks, but
Texas and 44 for California. the number of accidents on
The Florida Fish and Wild- the ocean or gulf or in a bay or
life Conservation Commission sound is almost as high. Near-
(FWC) said the high numbers ly 600 of the state's accidents
reflect the reality that Florid- occurred while the vessel was
ians own more than 1 million cruising, and more than 400 of
registered recreational vessels, them occurred when the oper-
and they use them throughout ator was not trying to change
the year. direction while cruising. Small
All but eight of the fatalities vessels, especially those under
were the result of drowning, 18 feet long, were most likely
and none of the drowning vic- to be involved in accidents.
tims were wearing life jackets. A typical accident involved
The most likely county for a privately owned vessel, op-
boaters to be in an accident erated carelessly or without
was Monroe, followed in order a lookout, with the operator
by Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, being a male at least 22 years-
Pinellas, Lee, Broward, Collier, old, but more likely to be be-
Brevard, Escambia and Duval. tween 36-50 years-old.
Most accidents occurred in the The 85-page report on 2006
month of July, with the most boating accidents in Florida
likely time of day to be in an is available online at MyFWC.
accident being 4-6 p.m. The com/law/boating.

Baseball agent gets five years

for human smuggling case


KEY WEST (AP) -- A Cali-
fornia-based sports agent has
been sentenced to five years
in prison for smuggling five
Cuban baseball players into
the United States.
District Judge K. Michael
Moore issued the mandatory
minimum sentence to sports
agent Gustavo "Gus" Domin-
guez on Monday.
Defense attorney J. Stephen
Salter said Moore allowed
Dominguez to serve his sen-
tence in a "camp-type" facility-
near his home and participate
in a drug and alcohol program
to combat a drinking problem
he developed during the trial.
Federal prosecutors believe
Dominguez, 48, helped orga-
nize two smuggling trips in
2004. The first failed but the
second succeeded and ball-
players reached Big Pine Key.
Dominguez was charged
with nearly two dozen federal
crimes, including conspiracy,
smuggling, transporting and


harboring. He was convicted
in April and had faced more
than 200 years in federal pris-
on, Salter said.
"He's doing well, under the
circumstances," Salter said.
"He has the full support of
his family, and a lot of friends,
and friends in baseball."
More than a dozen family
members, friends and mem-
bers of the sports industry
wrote to the judge on be-
half of Dominguez, including
Washington Nationals pitcher
Jason Simontacchi, Chicago
Cubs catcher Henry Blanco
and Hall of Fame pitcher San-
dy Koufax.
"I have always considered
Gus to be a person of strong
character and high moral prin-
ciples," Koufax wrote. "He has
an unshakable love for his cul-
ture and does his best to serve
as a role model for players he
represents, especially Latin
players."


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