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Vol. 98 No. 199 Wednesday, July 18, 2007 50 Plus tax


Inside

Brothers facing
charge of robbery
Two brothers have been
arrested and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail for
their alleged connection with
the theft of $35 in cash from
another man.
Albert Paul Lee Rosier, 32,
and Frankie Lee Rosier, 44, N.E.
15th Ave., were both charged
with one count of robbery. Al-
bert was booked into the coun-
ty jail under a bond of $5,000,
while Frankie's bond was set at
$10,000.
Frankie was arrested Mon-
day, July 16, on a warrant. Al-
bert was arrested on July 3.
An arrest report by Detective
Rick Durfee of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that he was summoned
to the emergency room at Raul-
erson Hosptial on Sunday, June
10, in regard to a man being in-
jured during a robbery.
Page 2

Report: Al-Qaida
threat to U.S. real
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
terrorist network Al-Qaida will
likely leverage its contacts and
capabilities in Iraq to mount an
attack on U.S. soil, according to
a new National Intelligence Es-
timate on threats to the United
States.
The declassified key find-
ings, to be released publicly on
Tuesday, were obtained in ad-
vance by The Associated Press.
The report lays out a range
of dangers --from al-Qaida to
Lebanese Hezbollah to non-
Muslim radical groups -- that
pose a "persistent and evolving
threat" to the country over the
next three years. As expected,
however, the findings focus
most of their attention on the
gravest terror problem: Osama
bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
The report makes clear that
al-Qaida in Iraq, which has not
yet posed a direct threat to U.S.
soil, could become a problem
here.


Page 7


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.

Drought Index
Current: 230
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.1 feet
Last Year: 12.24 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds....................... 14-16
Comics .................................. 13
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword............................... 14
Obituaries ............................ ...... 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ............................ ..... 4
Sports.................................. 18
TV ....................................... .. 15
W weather ..................................... 2

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OUA hikes


Blue Heron's
system to be
acquired by OUA

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents of King's Bay will
now be paying about $2 more in
monthly maintenance fees.
At their meeting on Tuesday,
July 17, the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) board of direc-
tors voted to raise the King's Bay


monthly fee from $4.54 to $6.56.
The board also voted to ac-
quire the Blue Heron water
system, discussed expansion of
the Cemetery Road wastewater
treatment plant, discussed cut-
ting a swale across the now dry
lake bottom to allow for better
water intake and changed word-
ing in the rate schedule.
rn July of 2004 OUA and
King's Bay entered into a main-
tenance agreement whereby
each customer in the subdivi-
sion would pay a monthly fee to
offset the cost of maintaining the


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians, who strive to-
wards 'service above self,'
heard from Sister Eleanor Se-
vigny who shares that same
value through her work with
the Okeechobee non-profit
housing organization.
Sister Eleanor has
been a volunteer with the
Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing, Inc., for over two decades
and continues to donate her
time to the betterment of the
community and individuals in
Okeechobee.
According to Sister Eleanor,
she arrived in Okeechobee
from Tampa in 1983. The non-
profit housing group got their
start when they built their first
eight homes off of N.W. Fourth
Street in El Mira Sol.
In the early 1990s they be-
gan working with the State
Housing Initiatives Partnership
(SHIP) program in which they
were able to reach families in
both Glades and Okeechobee


counties by screening them
for this government program.
The program was designed
to serve very low, low and
moderate income families.
In 2000, the organization
decided to begin to create a
rental development due to the
dire need for rental housing in
Okeechobee. In the three years
following they have utilized $1
million and built 15 homes in
Douglas Park in an attempt to
revitalize the neighborhood
and, provide housing to low
and very low income citizens.
Citizens who apply for as-
sistance through the organiza-
tion have to qualify in many
different ways including their
income level. The organiza-
tion also helps them to clean
up their credit in order to ob-
tain funding to make up for the
difference of any subsidized
funding they receive toward
their housing needs.
According to Sister Eleanor,
this sometimes takes individu-
als and families anywhere


King'
sewer system. King's Bay had a b<
privately installed sewer system ta
with holding tanks that must be la
pumped out on a regular basis. Al
Each year the maintenance fee is th
adjusted based on the actual cost su
incurred the year before. The sc
maintenance fee is based on the TI
number of emergency calls, the ov
number of maintenance calls, fo
the number of tanks pumped w
out and a 15 percent administra- Bl
tion fee. co
The monthly rate had been to
going each year since 2004. How- er
ever, it went up this year, in part, $2


from six months to a year to
be able to qualify to receive
the additional funding through
conventional methods.
The local organization has
worked with many programs
over the years including the
Home Again program and the
Volunteer Florida program,
which were both made avail-
able after the major hurricane
natural disasters in 2004 and
2005. Through these programs
they have helped many fami-
lies obtain housing or repairs,
and have provided first-time
homebuyers with housing.
While other areas have had
houses placed throughout
Okeechobee, the primary re-
vitalization efforts are for the
Douglas Brown area and El
Mira Sol.
The local group's most
recent efforts have resulted
in 15 homes that are already
occupied and nine more that
will be ready in the next two
months. Totaling $3 million in
See Rotary - Page 2


Man, linked by DNA,



charged in '76 slaying


By Mitch Stacy
Associated Press Writer
ST. PETERSBURG, (AP) -.
A convicted sex offender has
been charged in the slaying
of an 85-year-old woman in a
case. that remained unsolved
for nearly 31 years before DNA
linked him to the crime, au-
thorities said Tuesday.
Alfonzo Austin, 58, was ar-
rested Monday at his home
in the north Florida town of
Quincy, near Tallahassee. Au-
thorities said he admitted kill-
ing Mary Barth, whose body


was found on Sept. 17, 1976,
near the entrance to a St. Pe-
tersburg cemetery. An autopsy
showed she had been raped
and stabbed 27 times.
Austin was being held in the
Gadsden County jail Tuesday,
charged with first-degree mur-
der. It was not clear if he had
an attorney yet.
Last year, St. Petersburg po-
lice resubmitted evidence from
the case to the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement,
whose analysts were able to
obtain a DNA profile and com-


pare it to others in a criminal
data bank.
The sample matched the
DNA of Austin, whose genetic
information had been included
in the database after a previous
conviction. The state's sexual
offender registry indicates Aus-
tin was convicted in 1990 of
lewd and lascivious assault on
a child in Gadsden County.
Technology developed in
recent years allowed FDLE
analysts to extract DNA from
semen on an article of Barth's
See DNA - Page 2


s Ba3

because of the large number of
nks that had to be pumped out
st year.
bout 92 water customers in
he southeastern Okeechobee
ibdivision of Blue Heron will
oon be paying OUA water bills.
he OUA board and Blue Heron
owners reached an agreement
*r OUA to take over the private
ater system.
lue Heron will pay the cost to
)nnect the private water system
OUA. However, each custom-
r in Blue Heron will have to pay
270.27 for water meter installa-


{fees

tion and a $1,650 capital connec-
tion charge. Arrangements can
be made for this amount to be
paid over a 24-month period.
The new customers will also
have to pay a deposit. If the wa-
ter service will be in the owner's
name the deposit will be $85.
If the water service will be in
someone's name other than the
property owner, the deposit will
be $135. This deposit is refund-
able in 24 months if the custom-
er has a good payment record.
See OUA - Page 2


Drought has



no affect on




area wells


By: Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
It's finally raining. The burn
ban has been lifted and the
lake has come up to just over
9 feet.
But, we are still very much
in the middle of the most se-
vere drought in recent history,
and there are still mandatory
water restrictions in place for
those on city water.
How has this affected those
residents who are on private
wells? According to local well
drillers the drought has had
little, if no, affect on private
wells.


"We have not seen any
problems with private wells
resulting from the drought,"
stated Frank DeCarlo, of Ameri-
can Water Systems. "But,
people should understand that
the lake level does not affect
private wells. Wells rely on the
aquifers for water, not the lake.
In Okeechobee County, we are
fortunate to have a good aqui-
fer."
An aquifer acts like a big +
sponge. It is an underground
rock body that groundwater
can easily flow through. It also
has enough porosity to store
See Wells - Page 2


State borrows



to bolster CAT



backup fund


By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- The
state's Hurricane Catastrophe
Fund will seek to borrow sev-
eral billion dollars so it can
quickly pay claims in case of a
large hurricane.
Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney
General Bill McCollum and
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink directed officials at the
catastrophe fund Tuesday to
begin negotiations for issu-
ing a type of bond known as
"floating rate notes," which
could make available $7 billion


in additional cash available for
payouts if a major hurricane
hits this year.
The backup catastrophe
fund, known as the CAT fund,
already has just over $5 billion
available from premiums col-
lected from insurance com-
panies and money borrowed
in a similar way last year. Bor-
rowing another $3 billion to $7
billion would allow the fund to
quickly pay more in claims.
The notes could be issued
at least by Sept. 1, and possibly
sooner, said John Forney, man-
See CAT - Page 2


AP photo/Red Huber, Pool
Dress rehearsal
Mission specialist Barbara Morgan (left) and Canadian
Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams of the space shut-
tle Endeavour crew, ride in the M-113 armored personnel
carrier at the Kennedy Space Center for dress rehearsal
training in Cape Canaveral, Tuesday, July 17.


p


Housing Group: Helping buyers qualify for loan


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian Karen Bowers (left) hosted the guest speaker for the weekly Rotary luncheon
at the Golden Corral on Tuesday, July 17, where Sister Eleanor Sevigny spoke of her
work with Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.

Rotary reviews housing efforts







2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Mansion pool heated by solar panels Briefs


By David Royse
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Gov.
Charlie Crist had solar panels in-
stalled Tuesday on the roof of his
mansion's pool house, saying he
hopes to spur other Floridians to
join him in reducing the use of
carbon-emitting forms of energy.
Workers put the solar panels
up on a small outbuilding next
to the pool in the mansion back-
yard, and Crist said he hopes to
have more installed to heat the
water in the mansion itself. The
swimming pool water will be
heated entirely by the sun rather
than natural gas, as it has been in
the past.
Crist said the pool's solar pan-
els should reduce the mansion's


OUA
Continued From Page 1
Turning to another matter, the
board adopted a new rate sched-
ule that did not affect rates. It just
clarified definitions of terms.
The board discussed financing
expansion of the Cemetery Road
wastewater treatment plant ex-
pansion. They approved payment
of slightly over $100,000 to pay
invoices presented by their finan-
cial team through April 10.
They also approved payment
of $87,500 for costs of issuance
for bank credit of $10,000,000,
and $263,750 for cost of issuance
involving the utility's $10,000,000
state revolving fund loan. The
board was scheduled to consider
approval of a resolution authoriz-
ing a $10,000,000 loan. Approval
of that resolution was delayed un-



CAT
Continued From Page 1
aging director of public finance
for Raymond James & As-
sociates, financial advisers to the
State Board of Administration.
The board, made up of Crist,
McCollum and Sink, invests and
manages pools of state money
such as the CAT fund.
"The idea is to have the mon-
ey there to make sure that if we
have a big storm, we've got the
_ money to pay and make sure our
people are covered," Crist said.
"We have about $5 billion avail-
able now, that's a big number.
But if you have -- what I hope
never happens -- one of these
catastrophic, gargantuan storms


Wells
Continued From Page i
enough water to supply wells.
Wells are drilled through the
ground and into these aquifers.
There are three major aqui-
fers below Florida. They are the
surficial, the intermediate and the
Floridan. The surficial is closest
to the surface. The deepest is the
Floridan. The Floridan stretches
82,000 square miles beneath Flor-
ida and parts of Alabama, Geor-
gia and South Carolina. In the Ev-
erglades, the Floridan is 1,200 feet
beneath the surface. Throughout
the central part of Florida, it is 100
to 200 feet beneath the surface.
An aquifer is made up mainly
of limestone rock. The limestone
rock is porous and stores water.
The holes in the rock allow the
water to filter freely through it.
Water seeps down through the
soil into the aquifer's limestone
layer and is stored in the aquifer.
Saltwater intrusion is a major
concern. Saltwater intrusion takes
place when too much freshwater
is removed from the aquifer. Since
saltwater is heavier than freshwa-


DNA
Continued From Page 1
clothing, said Melissa Suddeth,
analyst supervisor in the Tampa
FDLE lab.
"Any hit is extremely exciting
here in the laboratory," Suddeth
said. "It's nice to get a hit on a
case that's as old as this one. And
this particular hit was able to give
investigators a lead they wouldn't
have had otherwise."
Barth suffered from dementia
and wandered away from the
house where she lived with her
sister, police said. At the time,


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
costs for development, 65 per-
cent was funded through grants.
Twelve of the new owners had
their own property.
There are still 12 more homes
that are in the beginning pro-


contribution to carbon emissions
by about 22,000 pounds a year.
With as many swimming pools
as there are in Florida, getting
people to heat them with solar
energy could considerably reduce
the state's overall emission of cli-
mate-warming gasses, Crist said.
"It's an important first step and
I think we have an obligation to
lead by example," Crist said.
The panels on the governor's
pool house cost $3,500. Depart-
ment of Management Services
Secretary Linda South said that
cost would be recovered by lower
energy costs in five months. The
pool, while screened in, is out-
doors, and needs to be heated in
the winter. With the panels on,
the pool will be heated to 85 de-
grees year round.


til next month's meeting to allow
for clarification. The board also
authorized staff to engage Com-
merce Bank as trustee.
The water intake for OUA is
located at Jaycees Park and in
an area of the lake known as
Government Cut. Because of
the extremely low lake level, the
amount of water flowing into the
cut is dwindling. Staff was autho-
rized to continue investigating the
possibility of cutting a swale from
Government Cut to the current
water's edge.
Alternate board member Frank
Irby asked about extending the
intake pipe rather than digging a
swale which could fill up.
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, replied that a longer pipe
might impede the gravity flow of
water to the pump station.
Mr. Hayford has been negotiat-
ing with contractors who are cur-
rently scraping the lake bottom


that comes in ... this gives us the
ability to go ahead and be pay-
ing. It's being prudent, it's being
responsible."
The final details on the actual
sale of the notes, including how
much will be floated and what
firm will handle the sale, still
have to be worked out and are
expected to be approved by the
board July 31, said Ben Watkins,
the board's director of bond fi-
nance.
When the next hurricane hits,
private insurance companies
would be on the hook for the
first $6 billion in claims. After
that, their backup coverage from
the CAT fund would kick in. If
the CAT fund can't cover all the
losses with the cash it has avail-
able, it would issue more bonds


ter due to the salt content, the
freshwater floats above the salt
water. But when the freshwater is
removed, it leaves room for salt-
water to seep into its place.
There are wells on the coast
that have been closed down to
prevent saltwater intrusion. Once
a well has been contaminated
with saltwater, it can take years
for that well to become usable
again.
According to the South Flori-
da Water Management District's
website, wells in the city of
Okeechobee and a small portion
of Okeechobee County within the
Lake Okeechobee Service Area
have not been restricted because
these inland wells are not threat-
ened by saltwater intrusion. But,
voluntary adherence to water re-
strictions is encouraged.
"Even though we are not hav-
ing problems with our private
wells, we need to conserve wa-
ter," stated Mr. DeCarlo. "Water
is a natural resource that cannot
be replaced. You can re-grow a
tree, but once water is gone -- it's
gone. We need to conserve all
our natural resources for future
generations."


Austin lived across the street
from the cemetery where her
body was found, police said.
When he was arrested Mon-
day, Austin also made statements
"implying involvement" in anoth-
er St. Petersburg slaying that oc-
curred four months before Barth
was killed, police said. Investiga-
tors are trying to determine if they
can charge him with that crime.
About a year after Barth was
killed, Austin was arrested for an
attempted sexual battery about a
mile from where her body was
found, and has been arrested
at least twice on sexual battery
charges since, police said.


cesses.
The organization will be
moving its office to 115 S.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
Okeechobee Non-Profit Hous-
ing, Inc., call (863) 467-5525.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


The state provides rebates
for installation of residential and
business solar systems, and this
year lawmakers increased the
budget for the rebate program by
$1 million to $3.5 million.
"We are the Sunshine State, af-
ter all," Crist said. "This is an obvi-
ous common sense approach to
providing energy in a smart way."
Crist also has had a hydrogen
fuel cell installed at the mansion,
part of an effort to show that the
technology can be used effec-
tively for producing household
electric power -- envisioned by
some as a green power source of
the future.
Hydrogen fuel cells still require
the use of some fossil fuel, as
natural gas is required to produce
the hydrogen. But the electricity


in the vicinity of the water intake.
The estimated price for cutting the
swale is $52,600. Mr. Hayford said
the price might be lower if they
were allowed to spread the mate-
rial on site rather than removing it
from the lake bed.
In an unrelated matter, the
board was scheduled to consider
extending a water main to the
KOA Convention Center for fire
fighting. Action on that matter
was delayed until next month to
allow for exploration, of alternate
routes for the water line.
In Qther action, the board:
* approved a developer's
agreement with Laurel Oaks
whereby the developer would
pay in full both water and waste-
water connection fees;
* awarded a contract to
Youngquist Brothers, Inc. in the
amount of $5,772,100 for con-
struction of a deep well in con-
nection with the wastewater


that would be paid back with an
assessment on all Florida insur-
ance policies.
But issuing those bonds takes
time, which is why the CAT fund
needs, additional cash _ to be
able to quickly pay claims so ho-
meowners and businesses can
begin needed repairs as soon as
possible after a storm, Sink said.
While the state will pay inter-
est on the notes, it can invest the
cash and draw interest on that in-
vestment to offset the cost, Sink-
said.
Lawmakers in January
changed state law to have the
CAT fund pick up more risk,
lessening the exposure of pri-
vate insurance companies in an
effort to lower the premiums
homeowners pay for their wind


produced by the fuel cell reduces
the amount of power the man-
sion gets from the regular electric
grid.
Electricity from the common
electric grid is produced in Florida
using mostly natural gas and coal,
so reducing the load on that grid
by producing power with cleaner
technologies could reduce the
amount of overall carbon emis-
sions.
But right now, the technology
is more expensive than simply
accepting electricity off the grid.
Still, the cell is intended to show
that the technology is viable as a
home energy source and to en-
courage more work to make it
practical, said state Environmen-
tal Protection Secretary Michael
Sole.


treatment plant;
* approved a bid at a cost not
to exceed $21,575 for materials to
move the backwash pump from
the filter gallery up to the top of
the ground storage reservoir at the
surface water treatment plant;
* received the finance report
for the period ending June 30;
* authorized the attorney to
get an appraisal of OUA property;
* voted to outsource bill print-
ing;
* approved water main im-
provements at S.E. Fourth Street,
N.W. 22nd Avenue and N.W. Sec-
ond Street; and,
* accepted ownership of a pri-
vately owned lift station behind
the Best Western Motel.

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damage coverage. The trade-off,
however, is that the CAT fund
would be on the hook to pay
more in claims in the event of a
large storm.
Also Tuesday, the board ad-
opted a resolution urging Con-
gress to move forward on a
national catastrophe fund that
would serve as a-national back-
up for disasters, broadening the
pool of insurers paying into such
a fund.
Such a plan is under consid-
eration in Washington, but states
that aren't often hit with natural
disasters are opposed to paying
to bail out homeowners in states
like Florida and California that
are more susceptible to hurri-
canes and earthquakes.


Community Events
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants.
If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or
drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

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

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

Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture
packages to raise money to support their building fund. For infor-
mation, call (863) 634-8228.

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

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

Healthy Start will host parenting classes
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are .encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class will consist of six,
one hour classes. You must attend all six classes in order to get a
certificate of completion. No childcare will be available. To register,
call (863) 462-5877

Childbirth classes planned
The Okeechobee Health Care Coalition will be offering Child-
birth Education Classes. For information, call (863) 462-5877

Just for Today Club forms
The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is a Narcotics Anony-
mous social club/meeting place where people can come to fellow-
ship or attend meetings. For information on this new club, contact
Michael at (863) 634-4780.


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



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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with isolated showers and thunder-
storms: The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the
southeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 20
percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday:. Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the
southeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday 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.
Friday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the mid 90s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30
percent.
Saturday 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.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms.The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 40 per-
cent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 40
percent.


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Local brothers face charge of robbery


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two brothers have been ar-
rested and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail for their
alleged connection with the theft
of $35 in cash from another man.
Albert Paul Lee Rosier, 32, and
Frankie Lee Rosier, 44, N.E. 151,
Ave., were both charged with
one count of robbery. Albert was
booked into the county jail under
a bond of $5,000, while Frankie's
bond was set at $10,000.
Frankie was arrested Monday,
July 16, on a warrant. Albert was


Albert Frankie
Rosier Rosier
arrested on July 3.
An arrest report by Detective
Rick Durfee of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that he was summoned to
the emergency room at Raulerson


Hosptial on Sunday, June 10, in re-
gard to a man being injured during
a robbery.
The victim told the detective he
was walking along S.R. 70 E. when
two men approached him on a bi-
cycle. One man was peddling the
bike and the other was riding on
the handlebars, stated the report.
The man riding on the han-
dlebars, Frankie Rosier, jumped
off the bike and asked the victim
what he wanted and then pushed
the victim to the ground, contin-
ued the report. Albert Rosier then
reportedly punched the victim a
"couple of times." The report goes


on to say that the men then ripped
the victim's pants and Frankie al-
legedly took the cash from the
victim.
Detective Durfee's report con-
tinued by saying that Frankie be-
gan to run away from the scene as
Albert yelled at him "Hey, Frankie,
wait."
OCSO records indicate that
both men are still in the county
jail.
Detective Durfee said the vic-
tim's injuries were mainly to his
face. Both of his eyes were swol-
len shut, and he sustained some
other facial injuries, he added.


Steroids found in pro wrestler's body


By Greg Bluestein
Associated Press Writer
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Pro
wrestler Chris Benoit had an el-
evated level of a steroid in his
system when he took his life af-
ter killing his wife and 7-year-old
son, but it was impossible to say
whether that played a role in the
killings, Georgia's top medical ex-
aminer said Tuesday.
Dr. Kris Sperry said tests found
10 times the normal level of tes-
tosterone, indicating that Ben-
oit likely injected the substance
shortly before he died. But he
said there was no evidence of
any other anabolic steroids in the
wrestler's system.
Sperry said the boy appeared
to have been sedated when he
was asphyxiated, and Benoit's
wife, Nancy, had a "therapeutic"
level of sedatives in her body.
' The medical examiner said too
much should not be read into the
testosterone results.
"How much, how frequently,
how often and how long could
not be determined today," Sperry


said at a news conference to an-
nounce the results of tests.
"This level of testosterone in-
dicates that he had been using
testosterone at least within some
reasonably short period of time
prior to the time that he died, de-
pending on how it was injected,
the form that it was used."
He added, "The long and the
short of it is ... an elevation of that
ratio does not translate into some-
thing abnormal in a person's
thought process or behavior."
\ Fayette County District Attor-
ney Scott Ballard said "Everything
still leads us to believe it was a
murder-suicide."
Also found in Chris Benoit
were the anti-anxiety drug Xanax
and the painkiller hydrocodone in
a therapeutic level, according to
the test results. Benoit was nega-
tive for blood alcohol.
The statement said Nancy Ben-
oit had Xanax, hydrocodone and
another painkiller, hydrompor-
phone, in her body.
The son, Daniel, had Xanax in
his system, the statement said. The
GBI said it could not perform tests


for steroids or human growth hor-
mones on the son because of lack
of adequate amount of urine.
Sperry.said the tests shed no
light on what happened in the
house.
"I would say these results give
answers as far as drug and medi-
cation usage," he said. "Now spe-
cifically, I think they do show that
Daniel Benoit was sedated at the
time that he was murdered. Be-
yond that, I don't think they reveal
anything at all."
The test results were expected
to shed more light on Benoit's last
moments. Authorities said Benoit
killed his wife and boy in their
metro Atlanta home last month,
placed Bibles next to their bodies
and then hanged himself on the
cable of a weight machine.
Anabolic steroids were found
in the Benoits' gated home, lead-
ing officials to wonder if the drugs
played a role in the killings. Some
experts believe steroids can cause
paranoia, depression and violent
outbursts known as "roid rage."
"With respect to the testoster-
one, this a question that basically


no one knows the answer to,"
Sperry said. "There is conflicting
scientific data as to whether or
not testosterone creates mental
disorders or leads to outbursts of
rage. There's data that suggests it
and other data that refute it. Ess-
sentially, I think it's an unanswer-
able question."
Federal authorities have
charged Benoit's personal physi-
cian, Dr. Phil Astin, with improp-
erly prescribing painkillers and
other drugs to two patients other
than Benoit. He has pleaded not
guilty.
Investigators office has also
been raided Astin's office several
times since the deaths, seizing
prescription records and other
medical documents.
Before he was charged, Astin
told the AP he prescribed tes-
tosterone for Benoit, a longtime
friend, in the past. He would not
say what, if any, medications he
prescribed when Benoit visited
his office June 22, the day authori-
ties believe Benoit killed his wife.


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By Brian Skoloff
Associated Press Writer
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) --
Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who
resigned from Congress amid an
Internet teen sex scandal, has
racked up nearly a half-million
dollars in legal fees paid from his
campaign account, according to
recent filings.
F' Fley amassedd $277, 367 in e-'
gal fees from'February to April, ac-
cording to filings with the. Federal
Election Commission. That's on
top of the $206,000 in legal fees
from last November to January.
All of the payments were made
this year from cash remaining in
his campaign account.
Foley's filing indicated that he
still had about $1.4 million in cam-


paign cash as of July 15.
The FEC has ruled that such
expenditures for legal fees that
arise from congressional duties
are generally lawful,, but Foley
must still return money to donors
who request refunds.
Foley's legal fees were paid
to the Washington, D.C. law firm
of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. A
'spokeswoman for.the firm de-
clined comment Monday.
In a May letter to the FEC, Foley
wrote that his legal fees are being
spent "in responding to an investi-
gation that was initiated by then,
Speaker of the House, Dennis
Hastert."
Following Hastert's call for a
House ethics investigation, thqe I
and Florida law enforcement W


they, too, would begin their own
reviews to determine if criminal
charges should be filed.
The ethics committee eventu-
ally lambasted House Republi-
cans, and Hastert, for turning a
blind eye to Foley's behavior, even
though they were aware of prob-
lems months before.
State and federal authorities
continue to -investigate whether.
Foley broke any laws.
"It is still active, but I think
we're'coming to a close in hope-
fully the weeks to come," said
Kristen Perezluha, a spokeswom-
an for the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement.
Foley resigned from Congress
in September after being confront-
ed with sexually explicit Internet


communications to male pages
who had worked on Capitol Hill.
Soon after, he checked himself
into an Arizona facility for what his
attorneys said was for treatment of
"alcoholism and other behavioral
problems."
His attorneys at the time also
announced the Florida Republi-
can was gay and an alcoholic and
alleged that he had been molested
by a priest as a teenage altar boy.,
They maintain Foley never had
inappropriate sexual contact with
minors.
Foley returned from rehab to at-
tend a November wake for his fa-
ther, Edward, who died of cancer.
Since then, Foley's whereabouts
have not been confirmed, and he
has rarely been seen in public.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der 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).


* David Lynn Bowling, 51,
155th St., Jupiter, was arrested July
16 by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Mu
rrish on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - purchase of a
controlled substance (cocaine).
He is being held without bond.
* Jason Ball, 30, Palm Bay Cir-
cle, West Palm Beach, was arrest-
ed July 16 by Deputy Harold Han-


cock on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - possession of
cocaine and violation of proba-
tion - possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. His bond was set
at $5,000.
* Earl Thomas Brown, 19,
N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 16 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-


ing him with robbery. His bond
was set at $50,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
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POOL: Why on earth would they take the pool concept out of
the project? If this development is for low to moderate incomes,
they all have children and what a great place for them to enjoy
their little community with the advantage of a pool for recreation,
etc. We wonder why the children growing up now have nothing
to do with their idle minds but stand around with their friends and
get into trouble. Sad indeed! We spend millions on state-of-the-art
prisons, but when it comes time for the children of the future little
if nothing is spent on them.

HIGHWAYS: There are too many close calls with folks trying to
pass and then a car comes out of a side street onto S.R. 70. I1 always
thought that within a certain distance, the main highway must be a
solid line in both directions for side streets. Head-on collisions are
inevitable without them.

BE AWARE: I ask all who read this to stop a moment and pray
for the boys we've lost this week -- for their families and friends
that we may or may not know. Speak to your children about how
quickly their lives can be over, and how badly this community will
miss them. Tell them to take care when driving, and be aware of
everything around them. We are all only here for a given time and
we owe it to the people we love and those who love us to be the
best people we can be.

DEATHS: Wednesday night we lost Brandon Humphrey at the
stop light at Wal-Mart. He was killed by when a drunk driver hit
the back of the car in which he was riding. He was only 18. Friday
night we lost Chris Thomas on U.S. 441 S.E. during the storm. He
would have been a senior this coming school year at OHS. I did not
know these young men personally, but my daughter and her very
close friends did. They were good kids and my heart weeps for
their families and friends. Having lost a 15-year-old nephew I know
the pain their parents are going through right now.

PARENT'S PAIN: As a parent who lost a son at a very young
age due to a motorcycle accident I know the parents' pain. It is the
worst of worst. And, yes, through the years you learn to cope but
the pain does not ease as the years pass. You always sit and pon-
der what they would be doing at each stage of their lives. I will be
praying for the entire family of both boys that God will guide them
through this very difficult time.

IMPEACHMENT: Last night on the Bill Moyers program one
of the topics of discussion was the impeachment process. The
program was very interesting, to say the least. After watching it
I started to wonder if our country was still a democracy or is it a
dictatorship. It doesn't seem to make a difference anymore about
what we the people want, now we're told what we're going to get.
Whatever happened to a government of the people, for the people,
by the people? Maybe they can't hear us now, but they will at elec-
tion time.

WAR: After watching some of our politicians speak on TV, I've
come to the conclusion that neither the Democrats nor the Repub-
licans have a workable solution for Iraq. Neither side can give spe-
cific numbers or dates on what we should do or when it should be
+ done. It sounds like the old Trust Me game, and most of us already
know how that works or doesn't work. My sympathy goes out to
the men and women who have served, are serving, or are going to
serve. There is nothing more demoralizing to military personnel
than not being allowed to do what they are trained to do. Then the
idea of cut and run only adds insult to injury. This war in Iraq is be-
ginning to smell like another Vietnam to me. Then we will look like
a bunch of quitters in another part of the world. We should never
ever go to war if we don't intend to win. God bless our military
personnel and God bless America.

CRIST: I regret my vote for Governor Charlie Crist, his initiative
in Miami. is one thing. Governor Crist does a lot of things without
thinking, like this property tax -- you might as well flush that down
the toilet, too.

COWBOY DAY: Okeechobee you can type in www.cowboyday.
com, and read how 1,335 other feel about a day's event honor-
ing the West and the American cowboy. You can contact President
Bush at the address on the site and call or thank him by letter for
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Turn down the heat on clinic protests


By Gloria Feldt
It's the sweltering heat of sum-
mer. We can count on seeing ads
for escapes to the beach, remind-
ers to wear sunscreen, and the
extreme anti-reproductive rights,
homophobic Operation Save
America's annual attempt to turn
up the political heat by mounting
a media-circus demonstration at
a high-profile women's health
center that provides abortions.
I This summer from July 14-22,
the target-of-choice is the New
Woman, Every Woman Health-
care Clinic in Birmingham, Ala.
If the location and clinic name
ring a bell, there's good reason. In
1998, Eric Robert Rudolf detonat-
ed a firebomb of dynamite and
nails at the clinic's front door, kill-
ing police officer Robert "Sandy"
Sanderson on his beat and seri-
ously wounding clinic nurse Em-
ily Lyons. In addition to sustaining
first-, second- and third-degree
burns covering the front of her
body, Lyons lost her left eye and
her right was seriously damaged.
A hole the size of a fist was blown
in her abdomen and her left leg
was shattered -- just for starters.
There's something else we
can count on, too, during these
heated summer encounters. The
doctors and women's health
groups subject to these demon-


stations, along with their allies in
pro-choice organizations such as
NOW and the Feminist Majority
that flock to defend women from
OSAs intimidating harassment,
will be joined together with their
adversaries in the Kabuki theater
of irreconcilable opposites locked
into predictable but intractable
battles.
The only way to stop the Ka-
buki dance that resolves nothing
is for the community around all of
these players to decide enough,
stop, we're changing the story.
Three groups bear a special re-
sponsibility to cool things down.
Community leaders of good
conscience, regardless of where
they stand on the abortion issue,
must see themselves as part of
the story -- whether they want
to be or not. It is they who must
set the standard for what consti-
tutes freedom of speech versus
what constitutes harassment, in-
timidation, possible incitement
to violence and definite interfer-
ence with providing and receiving
health care services.
, Do not accept these dem-
onstrations as just normal free
speech because they are most
certainly not -- neither in intent
nor practice. Give groups like
OSA their platforms for expres-
sion to be sure, but not at a loca-


Upcoming Events

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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)
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ist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
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.
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each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second
St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new
ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or
610-9176.
NA. 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.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. 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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Bas-
inger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863)
763-2285.
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 at
412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
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.
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. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night 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.
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.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the 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 in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.


tion where women can be hurt --
and especially not a place where
their own allies have killed and
maimed in the past.
Every city council should pass
two resolutions: one to set a tone
of civility and the other to estab-
lish alternate ways for dissenters,
and they are dissenters, (fully
two-thirds of Americans want
abortion to remain legal and
safe) to express themselves away
from the health care facility. And
there must be zero tolerance for
violence against the women, the
doctors and other staff or the fa-
cilities. That's terrorism, plain and
simple. Name it and confront it.
Clergy, regardless of where
they stand on abortion, must join
hands pre-emptively before the
demonstrations start and declare
their own open microphone day
to decry violence and intimida-
tion of women. Pro-choice clergy
have an especially important role
to publicly support the women
who are making decisions they
believe as fervently are moral and
responsible ones as their detrac-
tors scream are otherwise. Pro-
choice people of faith need to cre-
ate a supportive welcome to the
women and courageous staff and
volunteers by their public words
and deeds.
Clinics are vulnerable to vio-


lence and harassment precisely
because they are isolated from
the rest of medical practice. And
how ironic it is that these very
same clinics are so often wom-
en's main source of medical care
-- in particular, family planning
services that prevent unintended
pregnancy and abortion. So the
medical community has a role
to play, too. Abortion should be
defined and practiced as part of
women's health care and that
would, in itself, diffuse much of
the confrontation.
It's the heat of summer. Time
to go to the beach slathered in
sunscreen. Time to take a new
look at an old story and cool
down the script so that our pas-
sion can be spent not on fighting
intractable battles but on assuring
that women have the health care,
information and social supports
to make their own childbearing
decisions without fear.

Editor's Note Gloria Feldt
is the author of "The War on
Choice: the Right-wing Attack
on Women's Rights and How to
Fight Back" and former president
of Planned Parenthood Federa-
tion of America. She frequently
lectures on the history and future
vision for reproductive rights,
health and justice.


Community Events

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 18-20. 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
asociate who wants to see their business grow. For information,
tact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100; or, by e-mail at www.
injurylawyer.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.

Believers Church plans Bible school
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host a va-
cation Bible school for children 5 years through the sixth grade July
23-27 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on
Monday, July 23. This year, participants will experience a jungle ad-
venture through the rain forest of South America. For information,
call (863) 763-6848, (863) 763-2938 or (863) 634-4327.


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
planning meeting for those interested in partnering in a local Health
and Safety Fair.

VFW men's group host dinner on July 28
The Mens Auxiliary at VFW Post #10539 will host a dinner on
Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m. that will include open-faced roast beef,
mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and dessert. Tickets are
available in advance for a $7.50 donation per ticket. Members and
guests are welcome. For information, call the VFW at (863) 763-
2308.

VFW hosting karaoke league
VFW Post #4423 will host a summer karaoke league on July 28,
Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The
league is open to the public. Everyone is eligible to enter including
karaoke hosts and members of bands. For information call David
Lee at (863) 697-9002, or Bill at (863) 763-0828.

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).

Ranch hosting July 28 barn dance
Saturday, July 28, MI-CIN Ranch, 1000 N.E. 50"' Drive, will host
a barn dance from 7 until 11 p.m., following the Cattle Drive and
festivities at the Agri-Civic Center. There will be a cow horse exhi-
bition, and a roping exhibition by D.R. Daniels. The event will be
catered by Dominique's Bar and Grill. There will be a cake walk
and much more. Tickets are $10 per person, and all proceeds will
go to Hospice of Okeechobee. For information call Mike at (561)
635-1267, or Cindy at (561) 236-8990.









Births Tying the knot without breaking the bank


Corrien LyShawn Blount Bryce
Corrien Ly awn Bloun Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Shawn and Tracy Blount of Se-
bring are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter Corrien Ly-
Shawn Blount.
She was born July 2, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Heartland Divi-
sion in Sebring. She weighed 8


pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cin-
dy and John House of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Geneva and Robert Blount of Se-
bring.


Starlit Sky Sprvill


Brandy Sprvill and Robert Gab-
bard are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter Starlit Sky.
She was born July 6, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Heartland Divi-
sion in Sebring. She weighed 7
pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20


inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Debra Hunt and Mark Lee of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ray
and Sandra Howard of Heming-
way.


Cole Anthony Underhill Jr.


Shena Burney and Cole Un-
derhill of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their son
Cole Anthony.
He was born July 8, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Heartland Divi-
sion in Sebring. He weighed 7
pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20


inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Karen Harris and Randy Burney
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Eliz-
abeth Voerel and Ray Underhill of
Okeechobee.


Hunter Andrew Dylan Ford


Amanda Michelle Ford of Fort
Meade and James Beau Daniel
Albritton of Bartow are proud
to announce the birth of their
son Hunter Andrew Dylan.
He was born on July 7, 2007,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Division in Sebring. He weighed


8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was
23 inches long.
Maternal grandparents
are Ruby Richardson of Fort
Meade.
Paternal grandparents are
Freddie Richardson Jr. of Fort
Meade.


Weddings


NORTH PORT, Fla. - Rebekah
Kloszewski incorporated butterflies
in her wedding theme, but cut the
idea of releasing them when she
saw the bill.
It wasn't worth adding an extra
$50 to $100 when she was already
spending $7,000.
Like many Florida brides, Klo-
szewski, a 24-year-old senior phar-
macy technician for Walgreens in
Punta Gorda, cut unnecessary costs
while planning her wedding.
She got discounts everywhere
she could: band members were
friends of the family, the chef was
her brother-in-law, party favors
were from her sister's candy store.
The cake and flowers also came
from friends of the family. Even the
locale -- beneath an oak canopy on
her parent's 3 acres -was a money-
saver.
Many Florida brides are cutting
costs and thinking more about
their future financial status after the
guests have gone home.
While bridal magazines feature
wedding dresses selling for upward
of $5,000, Florida brides tend to es-
chew the national ads in favor of lo-
cal bargains.
Florida weddings fall well below
the national average of $27,850, ac-
cording to wedding planners across
the state, with some estimates at
about 60 percent of the national av-
erage. While prices vary across the
state, area planners say a $10,000
wedding is considered above nor-
mal for working-class residents.
But it's not just Florida brides
who are looking to save money.
Even those planning a destina-
tion wedding have discovered that
Florida weddings tend to be a bet-
ter bargain. The national average
for destination weddings is $17,000,
and Florida ranks third among af-
fordable destination weddings -
behind only Mexico and Las Vegas,
respectively.
About 30 percent of Florida
weddings are destination affairs
with close family and friends. The
locale typically means a less ex-
pensive wedding for those who
live in places like New York City,,
where weddings can easily reach
$100,000. Fewer guests attend des-
tination weddings, which saves
money on the food and drink, usu-
ally the costliest part of a wedding
celebration.
Still, 70 percent of the state's
weddings are hosted by residents.
The cost largely depends on the
bride and groom and whether they


are getting help from their parents,
planners said.
One wedding planner said she
put together a $25,000 wedding on
Palm Island. Meanwhile, a wedding
boutique owner in DeSoto County
has heard brides say they aren't
willing to spend more than $2,000
or $3,000 on the big day.
Fueling the penny-pinching are
brides who come to the altar later.
More brides are marrying older, in
their mid-20s to early 30s, and wait-
ing until they are settled in their ca-
reers before looking ahead to start
a family. That means more brides
and grooms are paying for the wed-
dings themselves, said Sue Totter-
dale, national board chairwoman
for the National Association of
Wedding Planners.
"It used to be, you met someone,
you dated and you got married,"
said Totterdale, who also owns a
wedding consulting business in
Lee and Collier counties. "Now, the
process is different. It's like, 'OK, we
want to get set up.'"
The average Florida wedding
includes 100 to 200 guests. Feeding
that crowd can typically cost from
$30 to $50 a plate:
Local brides have discovered a
variety of ways to cut costs: cash
bars instead of open bars; getting
married on weekdays instead of
weekends; picking wedding dates
that aren't dose to holidays to help
cut the cost of flowers; hosting re-
ceptions during off-meal times or at
breakfast instead of dinner; picking
low-cost settings such as the pub-
lic beach or a friends' home; and,
choosing disc jockeys instead of live
bands.
"You can have a nice simple
wedding and it's still nice," said
Darlene Brown of Weddings By
Darlene, a wedding planner in Port
Charlotte. "Some of the brides said
they would rather have the money
to put into a house."
The biggest way to cut costs
is to limit the number of wedding
guests, she said.
Lynn Atkins, who owns Char-
lotte Bridal Boutique and Formal
Wear -- the only bridal store in
Charlotte County -- said Hurricane
Charley, which hammered the state
in 2004, has hindered spending on
weddings there.
Atkins said the hurricane ate up
the savings of parents who would
have paid for their daughter's wed-
dings. And many couples are hav-
ing to leave the county because
there are few reception halls that
can handle more than 150 guests.
"The money isn't here that used


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ket, has also impacted a lot of the
grooms involved in the construc-
tion industry, Atkins said.
Planning the wedding over time
helps cut wedding costs, said Klo-
szewski.


ents, she saved and made purchas-
es each month.
"Don't get everything at once,"
Kloszewski said. "Watch for sales.
By the time you get to the wedding,
everything is mostly taken care of."


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Jennifer Keefe and Ezri Rediker

Keefe - Rediker


Jennifer Lyn Keefe and Ezri
Justin Rediker were joined in
marriage on July 7, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Robert Keefe and Dolly Young.
The groom is the son of Jack
Rediker.
The wedding ceremony was
held in Fort Pierce.
Jessica Matthews officiated
the ceremony. The bride was
given away by her father Robert


Keefe.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the Fort
Pierce City Marina.
After a honeymoon trip to St.
Augustine, the couple's future
home is Fort Carson, Colo.
The groom is in the United
States Army.
The bride is employed with
A Child's World daycare.


By The Associated Press
Following is a sampling of ad-
vice. on how to handle the emo-
tional letdown some newlyweds
feel after the big day:
* Focus on the marriage, not
just the wedding, said Dr. Susan
L. Padrino, psychiatry instructor
at University Hospitals of Case
Western Reserve University in
Cleveland.
"The best way to prevent post-
wedding blues is to take care of
yourself and your relationship
during the wedding planning."
* Seek support from other
new brides, said Carley Roney,
editor-in-chief of TheKnot.com.
Brides with similar wedding dates


sometimes stay in touch online,
she said.
"The Internet is bringing
groups together: New wives are
becoming friends. They talk about
it, and then they can feel like, 'OK,
I'm not crazy.'"
* Delay the getaway, said Marg
Stark, author of the self-help guide
"What No One Tells the Bride."
"One of the easiest ways of
combating postnuptial blues is to
put off the honeymoon until later
in the first year."
* Enjoy the ceremony and
-honeymoon without stressing
over small stuff, said Christina
Behrend, a newlywed who bat-
tled the post-wedding blues.


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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Regular
By James and Morris
Carey
For The Associated Press
A backyard swimming pool
can be an inviting oasis, particu-
'larly on a hot, sultry day. No sur-
prise that swimming pools are
one of the most popular sources
of outdoor home entertainment.
As most pool owners know,
the expense of a pool, be it an
elaborate in-ground style or sim-
ple aboveground model, doesn't
end with purchase and installa-
tion. Ongoing costs range from
' chemicals that keep water fresh
to the utility costs that power
equipment.
Remember that maintaining
a pool is essential to a safe and
healthy swim experience, and
that carrying out regular mainte-
nance can prevent big repair bills
down the road.
The first and most important
regular pool-maintenance task is
keeping the pool water chemical-
ly balanced. Beyond making for a
healthy swim environment, prop-
erly balanced water will prevent
damage to the pool liner, tile and
equipment. Test your pool water
regularly and add chemicals as
necessary.
Most pools are surrounded by
concrete or wood decking. Cracks
in concrete decking should be
caulked or patched to prevent
stubbed toes and water infiltra-


* pool re
tion that can result in yet more
cracking or lifting decks.
For pools with coping -- a
decorative edging at the perim-
eter of the pool -- the flexible joint
between the coping and the con-
crete decking should be restored
periodically to maintain a water-
tight seal. Use only approved elas-
tomeric joint filler designed for
this application and not regular
household caulking. Stone cop-
ing should be periodically sealed
with a penetrating sealer to slow
wear and spruce up appearance.
Fasteners in wood decking
should be recessed to prevent
injury and decking should be
smooth and free of splinters. Pe-
riodically applying a fresh coat of
finish will prevent deterioration
from pool water and improve ap-
pearance.
Over time, waterline tile can
become marred by mineral de-
posit buildup. Once every year
or two, lower the waterline to
expose the tile and use a tile-
cleaning block made of pumice
to restore the appearance. Loose
tile should be removed and re-se-
cured. Discolored or grungy grout
can be restored by removing the
outermost layer of grout and re-
grouting the tile.
The interior of a pool can take
a real beating over time, espe-
cially if the water isn't properly
balanced. A plaster liner can be-


Summer outdoor


(ARA) -- Summer is the time
of year when outdoor projects,
big and small, come to our atten-
tion. Small improvements such
as fixing concrete steps, sealing
driveway cracks and straighten-
ing fence posts can make a big
difference in your home's over-
all appearance or resale value.
If you know how to do it right,
these kinds of DIY projects can
easily be finished on a Saturday
morning.
Here are a few simple do-it-
yourself undertakings to spruce
up the outside of your house:
Fence, light, mailbox
posts:
Whether you're putting in a
fence, adding a light fixture or
-fixing one that's gone askew,
you don't need a cement mixer
or other special equipment. "Set-
l ting a post is one of the easiest
jobs and one of the first things a
homeowner will attempt using
concrete," states Shawn King,
director of marketing for Sakrete
products.

Obituaries

Ervin Andrew Butler
Ervin "Erv" Andrew Butler,
'age 73, formerly of Okeechobee,
died July 15, 2007, at his home in
'Evensville, Tenn. Mr. Butler had
lived in Okeechobee for many
years, before
moving to Rhea
County in 1998. ,
He was of the- .
Methodist faith
and was a vet- ".
eran of the U.S.
Army serving in
the Korean Con-
flict. Ervin Andrew
He is pre- Butler
ceded in death
by his parents, Richard and Alvina
Butler.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth
Lee Butler, of Evensville, Tenn.;
daughters, Patti (Bob) Butterfield,
Shirley Perkins, both of Ohio,
Arlene Frances of South Dakota;
son, Charlie Butler of South Dako-
ta; stepdaughters, Gena (Lonnie)
Williams of Florida, Cindy (John)
Slaven of Evensville, Tenn.; sis-
ters, Mabel Vollman and Shirley
Franks; and, brother, Richard But-
ler, all of Ohio.
Services will be held on
Wednesday, July 18, from 4 until
7 p.m. at the Coulter Garrison Fu-
neral Home, 1670 Market St. Day-
ton, Tenn. 37321. with Reverend
Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.







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Report: Al-Qaida threat to U.S. real rnOItIQ7n rnm


By Katherine Shrader
Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ter-
rorist network Al-Qaida will likely
leverage its contacts and capa-
bilities in Iraq to mount an attack
on U.S. soil, according to a new
National Intelligence Estimate on
threats to the United States.
The declassified key findings, to
be released publicly on Tuesday,
were obtained in advance by The
Associated Press.
The report lays out a range of
dangers -- from al-Qaida to Leba-
nese Hezbollah to non-Muslim
radical groups -- that pose a "per-
sistent and evolving threat" to the
country over the next three years.
As expected, however, the findings
focus most of their attention on the
gravest terror problem: Osama bin
Laden's al-Qaida network.
The report makes clear that al-
Qaida in Iraq, which has not yet
posed a direct threat to U.S. soil,
could become a problem here.
"Of note," the analysts said,
"we assess that al-Qaida will prob-
ably seek to leverage the contacts
and capabilities of al-Qaida in Iraq
(AQI), its most visible and capable
affiliate and the only one known to
have expressed a desire to attack
the homeland."
The analysts also found that al-
Qaida's association with its Iraqi
affiliate helps the group to energize
the broader Sunni Muslim extrem-
ist community, raise resources and
recruit and indoctrinate operatives
-- "including for homeland at-
tacks."
National Intelligence Estimates
are the most authoritative written
judgments of the 16 spy agencies
across the breadth of the U.S. gov-
ernment. These agencies reflect the
consensus long-term thinking of
top intelligence analysts. Portions
of the documents are occasionally


U.S. ready for direct talks with Iran


By Matthew Lee
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
United States is ready to hold new
direct talks with Iran on the dete-
riorating security situation in Iraq,
the State Department said Tuesday.
The Bush administration accused
Tehran of supporting Shiite insur-
gents there.
f- "We think that given the situa-
tion in Iraq and given Iran's con-
tinued behavior that is leading
to further instability in Iraq, that
it would be appropriate to have
another face-to-face meeting to
directly convey to the Iranian au-
thorities that if they wish to see a
more stable, secure, peaceful Iraq,
which is what they have said they
would like to see, that they need to
change their behavior," spokesman
Sean McCormack told reporters.
"They need to stop supporting
sectarian militias that are exacerbat-
ing sectarian tensions, they need to


stop supporting EFP networks that
pose a direct threat to our troops,"
he said, referring to Explosively
Formed Penetrators, devices craft-
ed to penetrate armored vehicles
that Washington claims are being
sent to insurgents by Iran.
"It is important to directly con-
vey to the Iranian government the
importance of their changing their
behavior, not only for the safety of
our troops, but also for the future
of Iraq," McCormack said.
He said a date for the talks had
yet to be arranged but suggested
that discussions were under way
on setting a time for the meeting,
which would be the first between
the two arch-foes since late May
when U.S. ambassador to Iraq,
Ryan Crocker, met Iranian officials
in Baghdad.
That May 28 meeting marked
a break in a 27-year diplomatic
freeze and was expected to have
been followed within a month by a
second encounter. But since then,


bitterness has mounted as U.S. of-
ficials have stepped up allegations
of Iranian involvement in the Iraq
insurgency.
Tensions have also risen over
Tehran's detention of four Iranian-
American scholars and activists
charged with endangering national
security. The U.S. has demanded
their release, saying the charges
against them are false.
At the same time, Iran has
called for the release of five Irani-
ans detained in Iraq, whom the
United States has said are the op-
erations chief and other members
of Iran s elite Quds Force, which
is accused of arming and training
Iraqi militants. Iran says the five are
diplomats in Iraq with permission
of the government.
Until Tuesday the United States
had resisted another round of talks
despite entreaties from the Iraqi
government and Iranian hints at
their willingness to sit down.
. Earlier Tuesday, Iranian Foreign


Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said
Iran was willing to hold a second
round of talks with the United
States over stabilizing Iraq in the,
near future if Washington officially
asks for one.
"We look positively at holding
a second round of talks. There ex-
ists a possibility to hold such talks
in the near future," Mottaki told a
news conference in Tehran. How-
ever, he said the U.S. had not yet
made such a request through offi-
cial channels.
That means through the Swiss
Embassy in Tehran -- which looks
after U.S. interests in Iran in the
absence of diplomatic relations.
McCormack declined to discuss
specifics of how the arrangements
were being made.
The Iraqi government, which
is backed by the U.S. but closely
allied to Iran, has been trying to
get the two sides together, hoping
some cooperation will reduce vio-
lence in the war-torn country.


Troops seize Pakistan mosque compound
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) Eight hours later, they were still prompted the siege. The religious the ground floor of the mosque,
-- Pakistani troops seized Islama- trying to root out the well-armed extremists had been trying to im- Army spokesman General Wa-
mbad's Red Mosque on Tuesday defenders said to be holding pose Taliban-style morality in the heed Arshad said. Some 20 chil-
and attempted to flush out the about 150 hostages. capital through a six-month cam- dren who rushed toward the ad-
remaining militants entrenched Officials said at least 50 wom- paign of kidnapping and threats. vancing troops were brought to
inside a women's religious school en were allowed to go free from At least 67 people have been safety, he said.
in fierce fighting that left at least the complex. Some 26 children killed since July 3. Two dozen others fleeing were
50 militants and eight soldiers had earlier escaped. Amid the sounds of rolling captured by security forces, Gen.
dead, the Army said. Clashes this month between explosions, commandos at- Arshad said, without giving fur-
The troops stormed the security forces and supporters tacked from three directions their details about those trapped
mosque compound before dawn. of the mosque's hardline clerics about 4 a.m. and quickly cleared inside.


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declassified for public release.
The White House brushed off
critics who allege the administra-
tion released the intelligence esti-
mate at the same time the Senate is
debating Iraq. White House press
secretary Tony Snow pushed back
at the critics Tuesday, saying they
are "engaged in a little selective
hearing themselves to shape the
story in their own political ways."
"We don't keep it on the shelf
and say 'Let's look for a convenient
time,'" Snow said.
"We're trying to remind people
that this is a real threat. This is not
an attempt to divert. As a matter
of fact ... we would much rather -
- one of the things we'd like to do
is call attention to the successes in
the field" in Iraq, he said.
Democrats said the report was
proof U.S. anti-terrorism efforts
were being drained by the Iraq
war.
"We must responsibly redeploy
our troops out of Iraq, handing re-
sponsibility for security over to the
Iraqis and leaving only those forces
required for limited missions," said
Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman
of the House Armed Services Com-
mittee. "This will allow us to con-
centrate our efforts on Afghanistan
and the al-Qaida terrorists who at-
tacked us on 9/11."
House Republican leader Rep.
John Boehner of Ohio said the re-
port confirms gains made by Bush
and blamed Democrats for being
too soft on terrorism.
"Retreat is not a new way for-
ward when the safety and security
of future generations of Americans
are at stake," he said in a state-
ment.
The new report echoed state-
ments made by senior intelligence
officials over the last year, includ-
ing the assessment of spy agencies
that the country is in a "heightened
threat environment." It also pro-


vided new details on their thinking
and concerns.
For instance, the report says
that worldwide counterterrorism
efforts since 2001 have constrained
al-Qaida's ability to attack the U.S.
again and convinced terror groups
that U.S. soil is a tougher target.
But, the report quickly adds, an-
alysts are concerned "that this level
of international cooperation may
wane as 9/11 becomes a more dis-
tant memory and perceptions of
the threat diverge."
Among the report's other find-
ings:
* Al-Qaida is likely to continue to
focus on high-profile political, eco-
nomic and infrastructure targets
to cause mass casualties, visually
dramatic destruction, economic
aftershocks and fear. "The group is
proficient with conventional small
arms and improvised explosive de-
vices and is innovative in creating
new capabilities and overcoming
security obstacles."
* The group has been able to
restore key capabilities it would
need to launch an attack on U.S.
soil: a safe haven in Pakistan's trib-
al areas, operational lieutenants
and senior leaders. U.S. officials
have warned publicly that a deal
between the Pakistani government
and tribal leaders allowed al-Qaida
to plot and train more freely in
parts of western Pakistan for the
last 10 months.
* The group will continue to
seek weapons of mass destruction
-- chemical, biological or nuclear
material -- and "would not hesitate
to use them."
* Lebanese Hezbollah, a Shiite
Muslim extremist group that has
conducted anti-American attacks
overseas, may be more likely to
consider attacking here, especially
if it believes the United States is di-
rectly threatening the group or its
main sponsor, Iran.


* Non-Muslim terrorist groups
probably will attack here in the
next several years, although on a
smaller scale. The judgments don't
name any specific groups, but the
FBI often warns of violent environ-
mental groups, such as Earth Lib-
eration Front, and others.
The publicly disclosed judg-
ments, laid out over two pages, are
part of a longer document, which
remains classified. It was approved
by the heads of all 16 intelligence
agencies on June 21.
In the last week, reports on this
document and another threat as-
sessment on al-Qaida's resurgence
have renewed the debate in Wash-
ington about whether the Bush ad-
ministration is on the right course
in its war on terror, particularly in
Iraq.
The White House has used the
reports as evidence that the coun-
try must continue to go after al-Qa-
ida in Iraq, Afghanistan and else-
where. But critics say the evolving
threat is evidence of a policy gone
wrong.
The debate -- and the underly-
ing global problem -- will not go
away soon.
The high-level estimate notes
that the spread of radical ideas,
especially on the Internet, growing
anti-U.S. rhetoric and increasing
numbers of radical cells through-
out Western countries indicate the
violent segments of the Muslim
populations is expanding.
"The arrest and prosecution by
U.S. law enforcement of a small
number of violent Islamic extrem-
ists inside the United States ...
points to the possibility that others
may become sufficiently radical-
ized that they will view the use of
violence here as legitimate," the
estimate said. "We assess that this
internal Muslim terrorist threat is
not likely to be as severe as it is in
Europe, however."


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Plan ahead if you need a passport


By Beth J. Harpaz
AP Travel Editor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Need a
passport in a hurry? Good luck!
You can pay extra for ex-
pedited service from the State
Department, but there are no
guarantees. You can ask for an
appointment at a passport cen-
ter, but you may not get one.
You can ask your congressman
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private expediter.
Whatever you do, the experi-
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"The last few months have
been the most expensive, the
most frustrating and the most
nerve-racking time that I've had
in my life," said James Meehan,
21, a University of Southern Cali-
fornia student who spent hours
on the phone and hours at the
federal building in Los Angeles
trying to get the passport he ap-
plied for in May for a trip to Bra-
zil in July. It didn't arrive in time,
so he also had to pay to change
his tickets.
"There's nobody to help and
there's nobody to care," Meehan
said. "You really do not have a
voice. After all the problems I
faced, who am I going to call?
President Bush? The Better Busi-
ness Bureau? I can't take my
service elsewhere. It's not like
canceling a cell phone."
The six-week process for ob-
taining a passport ballooned to
12 weeks when new regulations
were imposed in January requir-
ing passports for air travel from
Mexico, Canada and the Carib-
bean. Last month those rules
were relaxed. Now Aniericans
returning from those countries
only need a receipt showing
they applied for a passport.
But a backlog in processing
passports remains. Here are
options for desperate travelers,
with anecdotes about how well
they work.
* You can pay $60 plus over-
night delivery fees for expedited
service from the State Depart-
ment. "The process can gener-
ally be completed in about two


"The last few months have been the most expensive,
the most frustrating and the most nerve-racking
time that I've had in my life."
- James Meehan,
University of Southern California student


to three weeks," said Ann Bar-
rett, deputy assistant secretary
of state for passport services.
Maura Harty, assistant secre-
tary of consular affairs, said that
"we regularly provide passports
in one day or, in some cases, the
same day, for travelers with ur-
gent needs," including "life-and-
death emergencies."
For leisure travel, Jessica La-
baire of TNT Vacations in Boston
said the expedited service "often
works, but in many cases, it has
not worked. It's been complete-
ly sporadic." Many TNT custom-
ers canceled trips this year when
passports did not arrive in time.
"We estimate a 10 to 20 percent
loss in business because of this,"
she said.
Jacqueline Hahey, 25, of
Scottsdale, Ariz., applied for an
expedited passport in May and
got it in a week, in time for a trip
to Costa Rica. "l"d just heard so
many horrible stories, I almost
fell over when it arrived at my
door," she said. "But it's really
so random -- it's the luck of the
draw."
* You can try getting help or
an appointment by phone. "We
encourage applicants seeking ex-
pedited service to contact us first
for an appointment. Depending
on the situation, we may be able
to provide expedited service
without having them come to a
passport office," said Barrett.
. But getting through isn't easy.
"After 10 to 15 minutes of dead
silence on the phone, you get a
recording that says, 'We're sor-
ry, there are no appointments
available.' Then they hang up on
you," said Meehan.
Amy Pennar, 22, of Tempe,
Ariz., applied for a passport 14
weeks before her June 2 wed-
ding in Poland. She panicked


when it hadn't arrived by mid-
May.
"I'm frantically calling every
day, but it would take two hours
to get through, and so many
people are on hold, it just hangs
up on you," said Pennar.
* You can contact your con-
gressional representative.
With help from Rep. Jeff
Flake, R-Ariz., Pennar got her
passport, and made it to the
church in Krakow on time.
"We've had well over 200 cas-
es in just the past two months,"
said Flake spokesman Matt
Specht.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,
R-Fla., who called the passport
backlog "outrageous, incompre-
hensible, unconscionable" at a
July 11 congressional hearing,
has helped 100 constituents with
passport problems.
Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.,
has helped 240 families, includ-
ing Matt Stuart. When Stuart's
passport hadn't arrived 15 weeks
after applying, his fiancee got
200 people to e-mail Sarbanes
with the subject line, "Save Matt
Stuart's honeymoon!"
Sarbanes' staff got a July 17
appointment for Stuart at a pass-
port office, and he hopes to get
the passport in time for a July 19
departure for Venice.
"Otherwise we'll be honey-
mooning in Ocean City, Mary-
land," said the bride, Crystalyn
Thienpont, who directs "word-
of-mouth services" at MGH Ad-
vertising in Owings Mills, Md.
"I'm glad that we could help
the honeymooners -- which we
obviously would have done
regardless of the e-mails," Sar-
banes said.
* You can pay a private expe-
diter. Some 200 private compa-
nies are authorized by the State


Department to obtain passports
on behalf of others, according
to Robert Smith, director of the
National Association of Pass-
port and Visa Services. NAPVS
represents 20 of the largest ex-
pediters, handling hundreds of
thousands of passport applica-
tions a year.
Each company is allotted a
quota of daily appointments at
passport offices. But they can't
fish your passport out of the
bureaucracy if you've already
applied, unless you cancel your
original application and start
the process over.
Demand for expediting ser-
vices has increased, but the
number of applications indi-
vidual expediters are allowed
to submit has decreased, Smith
said.
"Every day we're turning
away people," said Smith.
"We're not able to serve every-
one who's looking for help."
CIBT Inc., the nation's larg-
est expediter with offices in sev-
en cities, charges $174 to get a
passport in four days or more,
and $254 for a "super-rush
emergency," said spokesman
Steven Diehl. "We've seen a
50 percent increase in passport
work during the first six months
of 2007, and we've nearly dou-
bled our call volume."
CIBT deals mostly with tour
operators and corporate clients,
but has been able to accommo-
date most requests from the
public, Diehl said.
The State Department ex-
pects nearly 18 million passport
applications this year, up from
12.1 million last year. The agen-
cy hired extra staff and ordered
diplomats home with a goal of
"reducing passport turnaround
time to normal levels by the
end of the year," said Harty.
"The passport situation is a top
priority at the State Department,
and we are devoting resources
and personnel to getting back
on track."
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Artist shows dangers of road debris


By Adrian Sainz
Associated Press Writer
-:NAPLES (AP) - Created from
pieces of pipe, sheet metal,
plastic buckets and traffic bar-
ricades, Ken Andexler's sculp-
tures have a pointed message:
Road debris is dangerous, and
it's everywhere.
The junk that falls off or is
tossed from cars and trucks
is a hazard on U.S. roads and
highways, causing motorists to
swerve or hit the debris, result-
ing in everything from a flat tire
to death.
Andexler collects road debris
in growing southwest Florida,
where commercial and real es-
tate development is the order of
the day. He makes sculptures out
of chaff he finds, and is starting
an antilitter campaign that uses
his art to make a point about the
ugliness of road debris.
"It's my contribution to soci-
ety in a sense," said Andexler, a
graphic artist.
The AAA estimates that ve-
hicle-related road debris causes
about 25,000 crashes and 80 to
90 deaths each year in North
America. While that accounts
for less than 1 percent of all
crashes, many observers say
it would be even less if people
were more careful.
More than 200 million driv-
ers were licensed in the United
States in 2005. Florida and other
states implore drivers of com-


mercial vehicles to secure their
loads and beg motorists in pas-
senger vehicles to stop dropping
litter....
A notable victim of road de-
bris was movie director Alan J.
Pakula ("Sophie's Choice," "All
the President's Men"). He was
killed when a pipe dropped from
a truck on New York's Long Is-
land Expressway was propelled
through his windshield in No-
vember 1998.
Also that year, a 13-year-old
Florida girl spent 12 days in the
hospital after she was pierced
through the chest and pinned
to the seat of her family's mini-
van by a 3/4-inch diameter rod
-- about 30 inches long -- that
crashed through the windshield.
She survived, and her story led
to creation of a vehicle road de-
bris task force for three South
Florida counties.
The task force met for a few
years and developed methods
such as conducting awareness
classes for law enforcement and
adjusting the contracts of the
state's Road Rangers to have
them stop and remove dan-
gerous materials, said Florida
Department of Transportation
spokeswoman Barbara Kelle-
her. She recommends drivers
report hazardous debris and not
endanger themselves by ventur-
ing onto busy highways to pick
it up.
Engineer Gerry Forbes, who


did a 2004 study on road debris
for the AAA, notes that even
the smallest items can cause
a crash. He found an, instance
where a tube of lip balm that
fell from a motorcycle led to an
accident when the bike's driver
slowed to turn around and re-
trieve the tube -- causing drivers
to swerve.
"The thing is, it's fixable,"
said Forbes, president of Intus
Road Safety Engineering in Bur-
lington, Ontario. "It's easy for
people to take a few minutes
at the beginning of their trip to
make their loads secure."
State transportation offi-
cials spend millions collecting
road debris in South Florida.
On Interstate 95 in Palm Beach
County, debris removal costs the
department more than $900,000
a year.
Kelleher said improvements
in technology, such as the wide-
spread use of cell phones, has
allowed drivers to more eas-
ily report highway hazards. But
most experts say the best way
to lessen the impact of vehicle-
related debris is to raise aware-
ness.
Enter Andexler, the activist
artist.
He regularly stops his car on
the side of southwest Florida's
roads to snatch all kinds of de-
bris -- wood saws, cell phones,
broken drill bits, torn tire treads,
trays of food. In the past two


years, he's collected more than
10,000 pieces -- carrying some
of the larger junk in his white
Svan..
"I grew up in the country,"
said Andexler, who was raised
in Auburn Township, Ohio, and
moved to Naples in 1989. "We
were taught not to throw things
out."
He said he's always picked up
road debris, but one day he de-
cided to make something useful
out of the junk. The sculptures
that resulted from his artistic
vision are unusual but clearly
utilitarian. They are composed
of tools such as screwdrivers
and saws, which Andexler uses
to teach schoolchildren about
road debris. He also made a
basket out of cigarette butts and
heavy-duty glue.
He notes that debris not only
presents dangers for drivers but
also the environment. Contami-
nants such as cans of paint and
oil can potentially leak into the
ground or canals, polluting the
water supply.
Andexler's sculptures have
been displayed at museums
and arts centers, and he plans
to travel to schools and make
public appearances in Florida to
spread his message about road
safety.
"Something spiritual is hap-
pening to me," he said. "The
more I get into it the more I love
it."


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has reached an agreement to
pave the 14-mile dirt road lead-
ing to the glass horseshoe over
the canyon.
The tribe operates a small
airport near the Skywalk on the
western edge of the canyon, but
most visitors still come by car
along the rugged, dusty, axle-
busting Diamond Bar Road.
Until reaching an agreement
with the tribe, landowner Nigel
Turner, who owns the nearby
Grand Canyon West Ranch, had
blocked construction of a paved
road with a lawsuit.
Turner said he worried the
road would turn the region into
a busy tourist center and endan-
ger the ancient Joshua trees,
some of which are a few centu-
ries old.
But the Hualapai recently
paid Turner $750,000 to settle
the lawsuit and clear the way for
road construction.
"You can only go so far with
these fights on your own," Turn-
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Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

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

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members --
sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those serv-
ing in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is spon-
soring Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to active
military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-2930, or
e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
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The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/
AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment re-
quirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

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

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

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

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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language' classes, Tuesday
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357-2717
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General Practice
Real Estate * Probate
Family * Wills
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
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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 Ser-
vice Center, Bank of America Building. The purpose of this meeting is
to provide an opportunity for SFMWD to meet with community mem-
bers that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee 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 Ja-
quith (863) 462-5000 or (863) 697-6320.

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

Main Street plans fundraiser
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Okeechobee Main Street, Inc., will be host a
100 Target Fun Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation. Check-in begins at 8
a.m. and the course will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to team
and individual shooters. There will be drawings, door prizes and a
barbecue lunch For information, call the Okeechobee Main Street at
(86,?63I .57-MAiFJ It24rI


Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first Thurs-
day 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 supporters are all invited.
The group will share stories and encourage 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.
Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor cours-
es on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants must be at
lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.
Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday,
Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5 per
hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee Hos-
pice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or Dee at (863)
634-0492.
Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.
Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
-omeone who needs help quitting drugs ic welcome. For information.
a .;ll 18 i3 1 , 1'}


Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham. Da-
vid Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse and Ron Carlson. The pro-,.'
gram is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained frort,.
Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-217.1
or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion.
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making.';"
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked
to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Petersohi,
class president, at ohs l988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you
after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas ord
would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.

Book Club will meet
The summer read for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book'
Club is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. The group will meet'l;19
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7pm in the library board room. At that time th'i"t,, .
group will discuss "A Fine Balance" and also select titles for the rest of
the fall season. The club will not meet in July and August. For informa-i
tion, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free.
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg--;;^
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could
not have participated in a VPK program during the school year, and,'.
the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call:
N aIlissa a t i.s6, _, i 7,:- 53 :5 3


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* Tree Trimming & Removal
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Fellowship,


The relationship between
food, fellowship, friendship and
family is much more than all
those words beginning with the
letter "F"!
Breaking bread together and
feeding the people you love
and care about is significant.
Throughout time in every cul-
ture, feasting together is consid-
ered an act of friendship and inti-
macy. Jesus Himself used a meal
to strengthen his relationship
with His disciples at the Last Sup-
per and illustrated spiritual truths
when He initiated The Lord's
Supper using bread and wine.
But let's look at the foundational
principle in play here -- where
does all this food come from and
where is it made? The kitchen,
the heart of our homes.
The kitchen is where we
make the food that will culti-
vate our relationships--whether
they are with family around the
nightly dinner table, with friends,


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or an intimate din
significant other. It
fussy, expensive or
incredibly delicious.
to be there--regularl
ly served by the han
it (and your little he]
My family absolu
cooking and a lot of
I make because I
please them. When
occasion, I often co
my son because tha
ite. If someone bles
a big bunch of basi
for him for a not so


friendship

a Dinner sion, "just because." I'll even pay
way too much for basil during
Diva the winter to make it for him on
his birthday because it's a way of
communicating to him.
i by Cooking for someone "just
by because" screams I LOVE YOU
Leanne on the top of your lungs --but you
Ely haven't said a word! You really
don't have to. This is especially
true of something that might re-
ner with our quire a little more time or doing.
needn't be Emilie Barnes, the author of
even all that many books, makes Love Bas-
It just needs kets for her husband. She cooks
y and loving- a meal (one of her husband's fa-
ds that made vorites) and puts it in her picnic
lpers, too!). basket with glasses, china and
tely loves my then takes it somewhere where
what I cook, they have a feast, just their own.
know it will When her husband sees the Love
it's a special Basket packed, he knows he's in
)ok Pesto for for a lot of lovin' from his dear
at's his favor- wife! They have traveled with
sses me with Love Baskets, gone on roman-
I, I'll make it tic outings with them and when
special occa- times were lean in their early


need nourishment too


years, had friends watch the kids
for an overnight on occasion,
and when her husband came
home that Friday night, she had
candles lit all over their bedroom
and beckoned her dear husband
to come upstairs with the already
packed Love Basket waiting for
him as he walked in the door.
Anyway ... the kitchen is THE
place for building relationships.
Never underestimate the power
of a good meal, made with lov-
ing hands.
Cook something wonderful
for your family! Try this!
Chicken Parmesan
Serves 6
6 boneless skinless chicken
breast halves,.pounded flat
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup Italian seasoned
bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jar spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup shredded part-skim
Mozzarella cheese


3 tablespoons grated Parme-
san cheese
3 3/4 cups (6 oz.) wide egg
noodles - uncooked
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a
large plastic, zipper topped bag,
place 2 chicken breast halves at a
time and use a rolling pin to flat-
ten. Take turns with the chicken
till it's all flattened.
In a bowl, place your lightly
beaten eggs and in another bowl,
the bread crumbs. Dip chicken in
egg first, then bread crumbs to
coat thoroughly. In a large skillet,
heat oil; add chicken. Cook on
both sides until lightly browned
and drain well on paper towels.
Pour 1/2 cup sauce into an 8-
inch square baking dish. Layer
chicken in the dish and pour
about 3/4 cup sauce evenly over
the chicken. Sprinkle with the
cheeses and bake 25 minutes or
until bubbly.
Meanwhile, cook noodles ac-
cording to package directions


and drain. Heat remaining sauce.
To serve, place noodles on the
bottom, spoon sauce over noo-
dles and arrange chicken pieces
on top.
Per Serving: 380 Calories; l0g
Fat (24.4% calories from fat); 40g
Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 2g
Dietary Fiber; 163mg Cholester-
ol; 707mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2
Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat;
1 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Steamed broccoli and a spinach
salad. Put a bowl of baby carrots
on the table to pass, too.
For more help putting din-
ner on your table check out
her Web site www.SavingDin-
ner.com or her "Saving Din-
ner Book" series published
by Ballantine and her New
York Times Best Selling book
"Body Clutter," published by
Fireside; Copyright 2007; Le-
anne Ely; Used by permission
in this publication.


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Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor on classic
American Cuisine. Josiah's at Seminole Casino- Brighton serves up a spectac-
ular mixture of traditional Florida and American dishes. Mouthwatering
items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork Chops are on the regular menu. New to
the lineup are a Surf and Turf Plate and a Fresh Catch of the Day. Don't for-
get to check out the nightly specials and save some room for the delectable
desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all fun! Covering an
entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted mural depicting
Seminole culture and in the background are sounds of casino excitement!
The thrill of winning along with casino promotions and seasonal events
place good food and good times, hand in hand. In the Josiah Lounge there
are four (4) Big Screen TV's and live entertainment every Saturday night
between 8pm and midnight
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excitement! At Seminole
Casino Brighton you can have more than a tasty meal. You can have Fun!
Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced Poker with a small group, or go one-
on-one with some of the hottest machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday - Friday between 3pm and 5pm. Senior
Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday. (Dine in only, does not apply to carry-
out orders).
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino can also host your private
party or group. Reservations suggested.
JOSIAH RESTAURANT
Open daily 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
JOSIAH LOUNGE
Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am - till dosing
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Open Daily at 10:00 am
LOCATION
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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 13,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Harry Potter - The
Order of the Phoenix" (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 II - "Transformers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre Ill - "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.
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)
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Today

in History
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July 18,
the 199th day of 2007. There are
166 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On July 18, 1947, President
Harry Truman signed the Presi-
dential Succession Act, which
placed the speaker of the House
and the Senate president pro tem-
pore next in the line of succession
after the vice president.
On this date:
In 1792, American naval hero
John Paul Jones died in Paris at
age 45.
In 1927, Ty Cobb hit safely for
the 4,000th time in his career.
In 1932, the United States and
Canada signed a treaty to develop
the St. Lawrence Seaway.
In 1936, the Spanish Civil War
began.
In 1940, the Democratic Na-
tional Convention in Chicago
nominated President Franklin
Roosevelt for an unprecedented
third term in office.
In 1969, a car driven by Sena-
tor Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.,
plunged off a bridge on Chap-
paquiddick Island near Martha's
Vineyard, Mass. A passenger,
Mary Jo Kopechne, died.
In 1984, a gunman opened fire
at a McDonald's fast food restau-
rant in San Ysidro, Calif., killing 21
people before being shot dead by
police.
In 1984, Walter F. Mondale
won the Democratic presidential
nomination in San Francisco.
In 1986, the world got -its first
look at the remains of the Titanic
as videotapes of the British luxury
liner, which sank in 1912, were
released by researchers from
Woods Hole Oceanographic In-
stitution.
Ten years ago: German busi-
nessman Thomas Kramer was
slapped with a record $323,000
penalty by the Federal Election
Commission for making illegal
U.S. political contributions. All
key systems on the Russian space
station Mir returned to near-nor-
mal, about 24 hours after the al-
ready disabled spacecraft had lost
power.
Five years ago: Accused 9/11
conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui
tried to plead guilty to charges
that could have brought the death
penalty, but a federal judge in
Alexandria, Va., insisted he take
time to think about it.
One year ago: A doctor and
two nurses who labored at a
flooded-out New Orleans hospi-
tal in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic
aftermath were arrested and ac-
cused of killing four trapped and
desperately ill patients with injec-
tions of morphine and sedatives.
Today's Birthdays: Former
South African President Nelson
Mandela is 89. Former Senator
John Glenn, D-Ohio, is 86. Skat-
ing champion and commentator
Dick Button is 78. Movie director
Paul Verhoeven is 69. Singer Brian
Auger is 68. Singer Dion DiMucci
is 68. Actor James Brolin is 67.
Singer Martha Reeves is 66. Blues
guitarist Lonnie Mack is 66. Singer
Ricky Skaggs is 53. Rock musician
Nigel Twist (The Alarm) is 49. Ac-
tress Anne-Marie Johnson is 47.
Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 46.
Rock musician John Hermann


(Widespread Panic) is 45. Rock
musician Jack Irons (Pearl Jam)
is 45. Actor Vin Diesel is 40. Rock
musician Daron Malakian (System
of a Down) is 32. Rock musician
Tony Fagenson (Eve 6) is 29.
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misconstruction and bitterness
are spared to him who thinks nat-
urally upon what he owes to oth-
ers, rather than on what he ought
to expect from them." -- Elizabeth
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(1773-1827).


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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Look for the obvious and avoid any dis-
cord. If you are smart and quick, you
can avoid trouble. Money is heading
your way, so collect an old debt or con-
sider selling something you no longer
have any use for.
.*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
should be spending time with friends,
relatives or your lover. It's time to be
sentimental and offer whatever you
can to the people who count. You will
have plenty of energy, so put it to good
use and finish something you left un-
done.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Don't fool yourself into thinking ev-
erything is perfectly fine when it's not.
Face what's going on and don't run
from your problems. Nothing will be
resolved if you mask or ignore what is
taking place.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Change is good and your choices will
definitely make a difference to where
you find yourself heading in the future.
Pick up information, take a course or
look into a service or product that you


may be interested in as an investment.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Once
you get a clear picture of what others
are doing and what's expected of you,
you can launch your own unique way
of achieving things. An opportunity to
hook up with someone who can con-
tribute to a cause you believe in looks
promising.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You
may find yourself going in too many
different directions. You can't do every-
thing, so set priorities and take care of
the most important details first. Avoid
overindulgent people.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It's
not how much you do or spend, it's
what you do that will genuinely help
others. A few quick changes on your
part and you will discover that ad-
vancement isn't out of reach. A creative
approach to whatever you do will raise
interest and the help you need.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Not much will surprise you today. Your
determination and unique way of see-
ing and doing things will lead you to
victory. Keep a positive attitude and
you will succeed. A financial idea will
pay off.


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Be careful what you say to whom.
You will get yourself into trouble if you
embellish a story or situation. This is
not the day to question what others
are doing or to be a follower. Pick and
choose what's best for you.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
If you push for what you want, you will
get it. Now is the perfect time to negoti-
ate. A financial gain is apparent and the
chance to partner with someone who
is an excellent candidate for future
projects is possible.
,*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Don't give up on someone you love.
Compromise to make things work. Be
reasonable and find practical solutions.
An opportunity to make a little extra
cash is apparent.
-PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
You aren't likely to see things rationally,
especially where partnerships and
work-related matters are concerned.
Before you go to a point of no return,
consider what you will be giving up
by being stubborn. Emotions must be
kept out of your decisions today.
� 2007 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Dear Abby


Teen is victim of



sexual ignorance


s* DEAR ABBY: Here's one for
the books on parental stupidity.
When my daughter, "Marissa,"
began to reach her teen years, her
father - in an attempt to be fun-
ny - advised her that she could
keep from becoming pregnant by
putting an aspirin between her
knees and keeping it there.
My stupidity was assuming
that sex education and pregnancy
prevention were taught in her
school. I never broached the sub-
ject with her.
Marissa became pregnant at
15. The young man she was see-
ing told her she couldn't get preg-
nant in a swimming pool because
the chlorine would kill the sperm.
Have you heard that before?
Needless to say, the inevitable re-
sult was a baby.
I love my grandson dearly.
God did not make a mistake even
though we adults were all dum-
mies in the advice department.
Please tell parents, children and
adults to educate themselves and
learn all the facts and fictions
about teen pregnancy and pre-
vention. - Stupid Mom With
No Excuse in New Jersey
DEAR MOM: Your letter un-
derscores the importance of
parents taking the initiative and
discussing sex and values with
their children before hormones
kick in and peers fill their heads
with misinformation about birth
control.
Some popular misconceptions
include the idea that jumping up
and down after sex prevents preg-
nancy, that douching with Coca-
Cola is an effective contraceptive,
that you can't get pregnant during
your menstrual cycle, that "with-
drawal" prevents pregnancy, and
that you won't get pregnant if it's
your first time or if your breasts
aren't developed.

Close to Home


SIt is vitally important that par-
ents talk to their children about
sex because many schools offer
only abstinence-based sex edu-
cation - which has not slowed
the spread of STDs. According
to the April 2005 issue of Journal
of Adolescent Health, teens who
pledge to remain virgins until
marriage are more likely to take
chances with other kinds of . sex
that increase the risk of STDs.
For parents who have difficulty
discussing sex and values, I offer
my booklet, "What Every Teen
Should Know," that explains not
only sex and contraception, but
also the important topics of sexu-
ally transmitted diseases and date
rape. My booklet has been distrib-
uted in doctors' offices and used
to promote discussion by educa-
tors and religious leaders. It can
be ordered by sending a business-
size, self-addressed envelope, plus
check or money order for $6 (U.S.
funds) to Dear Abby, Teen Book-
let, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris,
IL 61054-0447. Shipping and han-
dling are included in the price.
*DEAR ABBY: I was mar-
ried last June. I wrote my thank-
you notes for our wedding gifts
a week after returning from our
honeymoon. I thought they had
been mailed.
It is now 11 months later, and
I found the cards in the trunk of
my husband's car. What do I do?
- Cathi in Stockton, Calif.
DEAR CATHI: You should
mail them now. A late thank-you
is far better than none at all.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


"They wanted to meet you. This is the family
of 'Mongo,' the pig who donated the valve
to you."

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18 Good excuse to
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39 Optimist's motto
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29 Slightly
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populated
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Framing, inc.

Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
ofce 863.357.4145
tax 863.357.9033





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(805)443-9539 Eastern:
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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big orsmall. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
License # 2423



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Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553







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(863) 467-8232
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Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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


Merchandise



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




CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1575.
561-447-0339
WINDOW UNIT, Hampton Bay,
good condition. $75
(561)790-6589


SCALES, antique, weighs up
to 5,000 grams, $225.
(863)467-4328
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, $75
(863)697-8731
CHEST FREEZER, Like new.
$150 (863)675-1113
ELECTRIC STOVE - Standard
size, white, Hotpoint, works
great, $35. Call
863-697-2087.
FREEZER: Large w/ Locking
capability. Mint condition.
Great for the hunter. $300
(561)951-6088


RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
White, $75. (863)675-2348
STOVE, FRIDGE, WASHER &
DRYER- All in good working
condition. $125. or will sep-
arate. (863)467-8965
STOVE- Gas, Magic Chef, 20",
Excellent condition. $125.
(863)467-1530
STOVE- good shape, $50
(863)447-5985
STOVE- Kenmore, Self clean-
ing, Smooth top, white. Exc.
cond. Moving, Must sell
$250. Neg. (863)634-3841
WASHER & DRYER: Frigidiare.
Like new. $300 for both, will
sep. (863)261-4809
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore
70/80 Series 1 year old. Like
New with 2 year warranty
$600. 720-284-4018
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Heavy duty. Extra Ig.
capacity. Works great. $250.
(863)675-4443
WASHER, Kenmore, 3 yrs.
old, $75. (863)634-3650


HAIR STRAIGHTENER- Maxi
Glide, used only once. Paid
$140 asking $80
(863)357-8265
SALON EQUIPMENT
2 Black Wet Stations w/bowls,
mirrors & appliance holders. 2
All Purpose Styling Chairs. 3
Reception Chairs. Used only
3 months. $1500/all.
(863)357-3568



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.



FRENCH DOORS: 1 pair, In-
terior, 2.0, 10 glass panes
per door. Solid wood. Natu-
ral. $100. (863)763-2763
PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
area.


CAPTIANS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $200. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
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


MEN'S CLOTHING- 12 pairs
Brand Name shorts 38 to 42.
clean & good cond. $40. Will
sep (863)634-7765 Okee


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.

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


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AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
OKEECHOBEE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Technically oriented position that will operate in a team envi-
ronment with field personnel from the Natural Resources Con-
servation Services and the FL. Dept. of Agriculture. Perform
on-site and engineering evaluations of soil and water related
projects, water quality sampling, data collection, elementary
survey analysis and report on-site evaluations of construction,
implementation and operation and maintenance pursuant to all
Best Management Practices. Follow up with agricultural pro-
ducers regarding implementation of approved conservation
plans and provide technical assistance relating to operation
and maintenance of management and/or engineered practices.
Provide training and education programs to agriculture indus-
try. Computer knowledge required. Bookkeeping and Quick
Books experience preferred.
Submit resumes by July 27th to Soil & Water Conservation
District, 452 US Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or by fax
863-763-6407_1







HOUSEKEEPING:

Full Time

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


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


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $500
neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
8s early 90s Exc. cond. $300
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



COMPUTER, Dell, 2 mos. old,
17" flat monitor, photo all in
1 printer, mouse, pad, sell
for $850. (863)467-9868
DELL- Brand new, Never
used. Windows installed
Complete. $250. or best of-
fer. (239)324-2386 LeBelle
DELL SCHOOL COMPUTER:
Pentium 4, Window XP, Etc.
$150. (863)517-2782 Tony
GATEWAY- Like new condi-
tion. $150. (863)983-4940


ROUTER, Linksys wireless-G
Broadband, w/speed boost-
er, 2.4-GHz 802.11g, $50.
(863)634-0245
SONY LAPTOP- With all origi-
nal disks-trade for pistol or
$600 (772)461-8822



FIREPLACE- Beige, Electric,
Like new. $350. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8161


BED FRAME, Queen/King, $25
(863)805-2801
BED, Queen, headboard, foot-
board & rails. $60
(863)805-2801
BEDROOM SUITE, 6 pc.
Queen, white, w/mattress &
boxsprings, excellent condi-
tion. $200 (863)467-7659
BUNK BEDS- Wood, includes
mattresses. Badcock brand
w/horse on end. Good cond.
$150 neg. (863)528-0901


CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHAIR, Leather, Burgundy, 8
months old, excellent condi-
tion, paid $600, asking $400
(863)763-0583
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
CHINA CABINETS (2), White
w/gold trim, glass doors &
shelves, 74"hx40"wx17"d.
$200/both. (561)790-6589
COFFEE TABLE, Oak w/glass
inlay top. $25
(863)763-7931
COUCH, LOVESEAT & 2 END
TABLES, $350 or best offer.
(863)634-9017
CURIO CABINET, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-9017
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING ROOM TABLE, Broy-
hill, Pine, Knotted Wood. 2
leaves makes 8 ft. long.
$100. (561)951-6088
DINING TABLE- With matching
china cabinet, 4 chairs &
leaf. Good cond. $600 neg.
(863)528-0901
DRESSERS, 1 white, 1 brown.
$80 for both, will separate.
(863)467-5756
ENTERTAINMENT CNTR, Wall
Unit, Light color w/glass drs.
Fits 29" TV. 6'Tx54"W. Good
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Holds 32" television, made
of solid wood, has drawers.
$175 (239)839-0795
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- 10'x7',
White, Orig. $4000. Will sell
for $300. or best offer.
(863)467-8161
GLASS TABLE TOP Safety,
heavy plate glass w/beveled
cut edges, octagon, 5'x5'.
$50 (863)674-5753
LOFT BEDS with attached
desk, 2 black metal, $70/will
separate. Call
863-763-8572.
LOUNGE CHAIR, Small, beige,
$25 (863)467-5206
LOVESEAT - w/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729
SLEEPER SOFA, Gray plaid
queen. $100 (863)763-7931


MATTRESS & BOXSPRINGS,
New condition, full size. $75
(863)467-5206
MATTRESS- Queen/King. New
in plastic. $189
(561)848-8765
MATTRESS- Twin/full, new in
plastic. $139
(561)848-8765
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $295 or best offer.
(863)673-2593
SLEEPER SOFA: Floral design.
Excellent condition. $175.
(863)763-5216
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



GOLF CART- E-Z Go with
dumper/gas. Good condition.
$2500 (772)341-3707/
(863)467-2104
GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
balls. $50. 863-675-6178


CARBINE RIFLE, 30 caliber
with 30 round clip, $300.
(863)763-5323
CHARLES DALY PUMP SHOT-
GUN, 31/2" chamber & 22
Single Shot, $375 will sell
separately. (863)763-5323
CZ-52 WALNUT GRIPS- good
condition, .223 timbs, $200
(863)697-1443
GUN- Smith & Wesson model
640 Harmless 357 mag.
Stainless. $425
(772)461-8822



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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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.
POWER HOUSE: Fitness Ma-
chine w/leg attach. & Body
By Jake Ab Scissors. $400
will sep. (239)324-255,0
TOTAL GYM MACHINE- Has
all equipment but needs 1
cable. $100 (863)983-6319
TREADMILL & EXERCISE
BIKE, $300 for both, will sep.
Call (239)324-2550
WEIGHT BENCH - 300 Ibs.
Phoenix, good condition,
$150/best offer. Call
863-697-2087.



GOODMAN AIR Handler
w/heat kit, brand new, 1.5 to
2 ton, never been installed,
$550. Call 863-801-3174.



COOKER, 18 quart, brand new,
$20. Call 863-610-4674.


RING- Mans, 15. Solitaire in
10 Kt. band. Excellent condi-
tion. $250. (863)763-2458
WEDDING RING SET: Gold
band, diamond solitaire & a
6 diamond wrap. Pd. $1500,
Sell $500. (863)763-8828



PATIO CHAIRS- 4, Clean.
$6.00. Call (863)357-0344
or 863-610-0754.


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, Jaz-
zy, looks & runs like new,
$2500. (863)763-7609


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Electric: Golden
Champion. Comes w/ Vehi-
cle Lift. Like new. $1000. or
best offer. (863)697-3152
SCOOTER: Golden Compan-
ion, Good condition. $650.
(863)634-8581


SCOOTER- Large, Space sav-
er, Exc cond. Pd $5000.
Asking $800. 863-983-8037


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. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
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.
FLAG POOL- 25', W/gold ball
topper. Line, Hooks & flag
included. Will sacrifice. $95.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof



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, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SP10 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 & ORGAN- Good condi-
tion $600. Will separate.
863-983-8037
PIANO: KIMBALL, Upright w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$500. (863)763-5216


AMERICAN BULL DOG- 7 mo.,
Male, Up to date with shots.
Reg. w/papers. $200.
(863)673-0232
BLUE TICK PUPPIES: 4
months old, purebred. $300
each. (863)634-3105


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CHIHUAHUA PUPS- Not T-
Cups. 11wks, 3 Blondes, 2-
F, 1-M, CKC, Health cert.,
$400 each (863)801-1302
DOBERMANS: AKC, Lg. Bred.
Shots/Wormed. Docked &
Dewclaws done. $550 & up.
Ready 8/30. (863)763-6703
DOG PEN- Brand new 10 x 10
chain link. $150 firm
(863)532-0188
DOG PENS, (4), Large chain
link dog pens & also large
plastic dog crates, $680 will
sell sep. (863)612-0992
FRONTLINE PLUS, For cats.
10 vials. $100
(863)674-5753
LOVEBIRDS, Mated, with large
cage & nesting box. $100
(863)697-8731
MALTESE DOG: 1 year old
adult, female, small size,
$550. Call (863) 983-1970.
PIT/CURR MIX, (4), dark
chocolate, males & females,
$50 each. (863)697-3657
SIAMESE KITTENS: DOB
4/15/07, Seal Point & Seal
Point Snow Shoe.
(863)357-3369
YORKSHIRE TERRIER- CKC
reg. Female, 2yrs old, black
& tan, playful & loving $350
(863)697-0286



HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-
dition, $1000
(863)467-6283 leave mes-
sage


BED IN A BAG: Queen Size,
Raised w/ Memory Foam.
Good for storms. $100. or
best offer. (863)824-8703
ELECTRIC GOLFCART '94- Fair
condition-needs work. $100
(863)228-2123
FISHING ROD, 801b custom
rod w/Penn reel, Murray
brothers. $200
(863)983-4940
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
CD PLAYER - Brand new, $30.
Call 863-610-4674.
MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $700 or best
offer. (863)634-6476
SPEAKER- 12" and 1000 watt
Rocksford Fosgate Amplifier.
$300 (863)634-9945
SPEAKERS, Custom 4 12"
box, nice Ig port, very loud, 3
Memphis HP (M3) subs.
$350 (863)634-7157


RCA- 32", With remote. Works
great. $75. (863)467-8965


GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
GENERATOR- Coleman 6250
surge 550 run watts. W/220
volt ext. cord. Approx 2hr run
time. $450. (863)467-6372
GENERATOR- Generac, 7550,
ood condition, electric start,
500 (863)697-1443
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TOOL BOX- Aluminum single
lid, excellent condition. $100
firm. (863)635-5186
TOOLBOX, 16 drawer, Snap
On roll cab, air tools, sock-
ets, wrenches, $800 will sell
separately. (863)697-0234
WELDER, Portable & Air com-
pressor. Mounted on trailer.
$1500. neg. 561-758-4337



KENMORE VACUUM, Canister
style, like new w/tools. $80
(863)467-7659


ANTIQUE GLASSWARE &
PORCEALINE, Collectibles &
Collections of ALL Kinds.
Call Diana (863)467-8408
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

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
TIRE, For Farm Tractor, Pulley.
Good shape. $50.
(863)467-0987


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 18, 2007


TRACTOR, Small, diesel, 3
cyl. w/turf tires & 5 Ft. box
blade. Runs excellent. $3500
or best offer (863)634-5820


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



CRAFTSMAN LAWN TRAC-
TOR- 42" cut, good deck,
new blades, needs little carb.
work. $350 (863)983-2255
GARDEN TILLER- Honda
GX160, 5.5 HP rear tine,
heavy duty. $300
(863)674-0098
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$400. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER, 2004 1000L
John Deere w/extra blades.
Needs minor work. $400. or
best offer (863)467-9395
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42", 19hp, w/bagger, $450
(863)675-0016
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
8hp Briggs & Stratton, fresh
30" blade + 1 extra blade.
$250 (863)673-5206
ROTO TILLER- Attach Troy
Built Big Red, 12hp, elec.,
exc. cond. $2800 new, sell
$1200 neg (863)763-1377


SADDLE, Deluxe, custom
Veech rancher, seat size
16.5, $800. (863)467-2104


Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780 or
+ (863)467-9250 "
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. 561-346-1642.
OKEECHOBEE, Backlash RV
Park Apt & RV's 1 br available
on the Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783


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.
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
4or Judy
NEAR TOWN: 3 Bdrm.. 21/2
Ba., Avail. Aug. 1st. $1250.
mo. Need 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)763-5323
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.
OKEE., 3/1, Lg carport, New
A/C. In town. $950. mo. +
1st, last & $300. Sec. Non
smoking envi. (863)634-8942
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE-By 15B/Barlows 2br,
1ba, CBS, Ige lot, encl. patio,
W/D, storage, $875/mo. 1st,
& last (786)201-0306
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150/ month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579


Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail, now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
RENT TO OWN: New 3/2/1 in
Basswood. $1200. mo. +
1st, last & sec. dep.
561-718-2822
RIM CANAL: Cottage, New.
2/2 Unfurn. w/loft & dock.
Covered prkg. $1200 mo.
Min. 6 mo's. (772)408-3361


OKEECHOBEE, 2 acres for
lease, wood & field fenced
property. (863)634-8658


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


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.

AUCTION Saturday, August
4th Smith Lake, Alabama.
Luxury Lakefront Home. 12
Lakefront & Lake Access
Lots. TARGET AUCTION
COMPANY www.targetauc-
tion.com (800)476-3939
Scott Barnes #1932.

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.

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NORTH CAROLI-
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment acreage. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.

Deep Water Mountain View
Lake Lot on Georgia's Larg-
est Private Lake. Gated, Golf,
Tennis, Pool. Seller is Agent.
520,000. Clay Dalton
(770)815-5451 www.clay-
dalton.com.

LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
(800)709-LAKE.

Move to the Smoky Moun-
tains 3/4-3 acre tracts start-
ing at $79,900. 15 min from
Pigeon Forge Gatlinburg.
Low taxes Low crime. Ma-
jestic Mountain Views
(888)215-5611 x101
www.mountainhightn.com.

NC: Best buy in mountains!
Two acres with spectacular
view, paved roid houp ? ite-
in, owner -irr-,:rin g Lr, ,
City. $65,000, $13,000
down. Call owner!
(800)810-1590. www.wild-
catknob.com.

NC MOUNTAINS - New Log
Home- 3.6 Acres - Only
$69,900. New 2,200 sq.ft.
log home package with 3.6
acres with mountain views!
(800)455-1981, ext.103.

NC MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
pristine 20- foot high water-
fall, home site with great
view, very private, large pub-
lic lake nearby, $199,500.
This won't last long. Call now
(866)789-8535.

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.

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.



BEDROOM with BA, full house
privileges, incl. utils.
$125/wk. 1st/last. Sec. dep.
No pets. 863-467-0624.




MOUNTAIN LAKE ESCAPE
The Ridges Resort & Club on
Lake Chatuge Stay 2 Nights,
3rd Night FREE, Beautiful
Lakeside Mountain Resort
Hiawasseee, GA TheRidges-
Resort . com .
(888)834-4409.


MOORE HAVEN- New '07,
55+ Comm., D/W, 2br/2ba
on river. Bring boat/yacht!
Beautifully landscaped. Wa-
ter & Electric at dock.
$1200. mo. (786)290-1542


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property *
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

I II I I -


Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1 /2 ba, 2 Story, Fenced
patio, $800 mo., 1st, last +
$800 sec. (863)634-3313


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
National Home Builder Homes
Starting at $58 Sq. Ft. Call
today to schedule a FREE
Factory Tour and to view
over 20 Completely fur-
nished model homes.
(800)622-2832.



Southern Alabama Hunting
Club, 2,238 acres, 3 spots
available for '07-'08 season,
dues are $1,000 yr Call
(863)634-4983 for more info


GIL CHRIST 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.


OKEE, Large lot on 18th hole
of Okee Golf & Country Club,
nice neighborhood. $89,900.
(863)634-3451
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 fi-
nancing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x. 3046.
VIKING AREA- 3 ac., lot A & B
Track 8. Asking $60,000.
Please call David @
(863)581-5780


Mobile Homes



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




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


OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba with
land, FL room, lease with op-
tion to buy, nice area, a/c.
(863)634-3451
ON RIM CANAL: 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
$850 mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
863-697-0214
SW, 2BR/1BA, w/d, porch,
$500 mo. & 1BR 1BA cot-
tage, tile, full kit., porch,
$450 mo., city water incl.,
1st last & sec.
(561)346-4692
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933
TREASURE ISLAND- 3br, 2ba,
on canal, fenced in, $750
dep, $250/wk, Please call
Missy (863)634-8674



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


MOBILE HOME. ijiaiOI '.+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. Reduced to
$4500.863-467-2600
MOBILE HOME '88-CORSAIR,
unfurnished, located in Whis-
per Creek 55+ community.
$10,000 or best offer,
(239)839-0795


MOBILE HOME '94- 3 Br, 2
BA, 1674 sq. ft. on almost 1
acre in Moore Haven. Behind
high school. Call Rey for
more info. (480)226-7564
PALM HARBOR HOMES
Certified Modular &
Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures.
(800)622-2832
PALM HARBOR HOMES
2006 Models MUST GO!
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832


Recreation

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


AIR BOAT, w/180hp Lycoming
engine, trailer, exc. cond.
$6500 (863)673-0783
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1200 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
BOAT- 14' Flat bottom, alum
.w/trailer. Mariner 2.5 HP,
motor & Minnkota 65 trolling
motor. $800 (863)674-0098
BOAT: 151/2 FT., Aluminum, V-
Haul, 20 hp Johnson, Trr.,
Brand new Minkota Trolling
Motor. $600. 863-357-4837
BOAT, Starcraft, 16 Ft., Semi-
V, 40 hp. Mercury, Trailer
As Is. $500 or best offer.
(863)763-4643
BOW RIDER - 15FT, 40HP
Merc., also w/trolling motor
and trailer $2500 or best of-
fer (863)467-5906
CANOE- 14', Fiberglass, 3
seats, paddle & PVC stand
included $150.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof
CENTER CONSOLE '92- 17ft,
50 Mariner, new salt water
trolling motor, aluminum trir,
$2000 (863)634-1567
DINGY- 10Ft., Avon, can take
up to 10 HP motor, $275.
Call 863-265-0255
FISHING BOAT: 1756 G3, 17
Ft., Center Console, 5 per-
son, 60 hp Yamaha 0/B, Salt
Water Trolling Motor w/ trail-
er. Garage kept. Only used 9
hrs. $9,500. 561-262-6547
JET BOAT '72- 18ft, 454 Board
30 over, Wright Hull, roller
everything, motor will go in
vehicle, approx 550 hp, De-
mon carb, matching trlr,
$}3i0,"n.. iW.,?'l-i -^.) . or
'.) 7(,3 l . 4 :) l . ' r - ,
LAKE AND BAY '03, "Boca
Grande" 20 Ft., '03 Yamaha
225 hpdi VMax, 80 hrs. War-
ranty 'til '09, Custom tandem
Boat Master trir. All like new.
$34,900. (863)675-5855
NEW AIR BOAT SEATS- cush-
ions, slips, any color, $200
each (561)644-1957
PONTOON BOAT- 24', 90hp
Mere Mariner, W/brand new
control cables. Trailer (new
tires) $4500. (561)315-9703
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 trlr, $4000
(863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038
V BOTTOM - 16', Alum., 35hp
Merc., Trolling mtr. New trailer.
Runs great. Needs wood repair
$1000. (561)261-0766


CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, 32',
all fiberglass, Ir, dr, elec.
slide, Ig. a/c exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692
DUTCHMAN 1994, 27 Ft. w/
Florida Rm. LaBelle area.
Must be moved. $4000. neg.
(989)656-9933/553-7734
HUGE TOWABLE SURPLUS
SALE- 93 -Americamp
Towable - All marked to sell
fast! Hurry - Low Priced
units won't last long. SUN-
COASTRV.COM - 16 loca-
tions - Nationwide. Orlando-
(866)482-7220, Jackson-
ville- (800)695-2302.


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.



tioned. $50. (863)634-0433


KAWASAKI 400, '78, runs
great, $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-1598
SUZUKI S40 Boulevard 2007,
650 cc, Black. Extra fea-
tures. 500 mis. $4000 or
best offer. (863)610-0045
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mls. $15,000.
(863)227-0336


I Gol Cart


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 RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -1015
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



$500! Hondas Chevys Jeeps
and More!! Police Impounds!
Cars from $500! Available
Now, For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext. 9275.
BUICK REGAL LS '01, Sun-
roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
(863)467-5534
BUICK ROADMASTER '96-
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93- Pearl
w. white, great bond, leather in-
terior, good on gas. $2500
or best offer (863)357-3639
CAMRY TOYOTA- '94, 4 cyl.,
A/C, Tilt wheel & Cruise
Good transportation. $2100.
(863)467-1655
CHEVROLET CAMARO '94,
Burgundy, 5 spd, V6, 127k.
$2000 or best offer.
(239)560-4604
CHEVY CELEBRITY, '88, low
miles, runs great, looks ok,
great work car, $800 or best
offer. (863)634-7598
CHEVY CORSICA- '91, White,
Runs, Good shape. $800. or
best offer. (863)261-5101
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor' body work.
$800 (239)503-5131 Ask
for Ramon, after 5:30pm
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
MERC GRAND MARQUIS '90-
5.0, runs great, All power.
good rubber, $1200. or best
offer. (863)467-6805
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
MITSUBISHI 3000GT, '94,
red, exc. cond., 55k mi., gar-
age kept, w/cover, beautiful,
$8,000. (863)763-3547
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
Police Impounds for Sale! 92
Honda Accord $300! 93 Ford
Escort $350! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
TOYOTA CAMRY SE- '07, Red,
6 cyl, Leather, Dual exhaust,
15K mi., Rear spoiler.
$23,000. (863)447-1060



JEEP WRANGLER, 1989 -
4x4, 97K mi., new tires,
$3,500. Call Cody at
863-697-8531.
JEEP WRANGLER, '98,
am/fm/cd player, w/amp,
subwoofer & sound bar, new
a/c, new tubular bumpers,
alarm & much more, great
shape, $9800 or best offer.
(863)697-3885



DUMP TRUCK '77, Allison
auto transmission, does not
run. $400 (863)763-1370


AUTO TRANSMISSION, for
Dodge, around '93, over-
drive, off 318 V8, $350 or
best offer. (863)612-5676


I Golf Carts


CARTOP CARRIER- In excel-
lent condition. $65
(863)635-5186
DODGE PICKUP TOPPER-
Leer Crown, fullsize bed.
Good cond. but needs paint.
$250 neg. (239)369-3269
ENGINES, (2), diesel, single
cyclinde, 1 dolly, (6) 750.16
tires, $750 will sell sep..
(863)763-2378/801-3190
FIBERGLASS TOPPER for full
size truck, fits most beds,
key lock, exc. cond.
$600/neg. 772-519-2256.
FLARESIDE F150, tailgate,
chrome bumper & taillights,
$250 will sell separately.
(863)634-7608
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $100. or
best offer. (863)634-7318
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 BUMPER, for '94 Mazda
Pickup, new, still boxed,
$400 new, sell for $275.
(863)763-6449
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES, 24", 6 lug, fits
Chevy & Nissan Titan,
$2500 (863)673-2314
RIMS & TIRES (4), from '07
Escalade, 18", alum. alloy, fit
GM trucks, very nice. $700
(863)763-0944
RIMS (4)- 15X10 inch, univer-
sal 5-4/3/4 by 5-4/1/2 with
tires. Good cond. $300 firm.
(239)675-0088 before 9pm
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
SBeige) off of '08 Super Duty
ord Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Fits '99-'07 Ford Super Duty
Crew Cab P/U. $200.
863-697-0328 Heather
RUNNING BOARDS, for late
model Ford F150, asking
$125. (863)467-4328
TOW DOLLY, Kar Kaddy, circa
1984,, exc. cond., newly
33intfd ? rewired, good
re: i NJI (863)946-0697
TRUCK BED- 8ft, for 2002
Ford F250, $500 or best of-
fer (863)447-5985
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
TRUCK TOPPER for '80-'96
Ford longbed, double drs &
toolboxes, great condition.
$425/neg. 863-801-3174.
WINDSHIELD, off a '93 Dodge
Ram van. $75
(863)612-5676


$500! Cars and Trucks from
$500! Police Impounds for
Sale! Hondas Chevys Jeeps
etc. For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9499.
Chevy 1500 '89- 8 ft bed
w/camper top. $500 or best
offer. (863)983-2255
CHEVY 3/4 TON P/U '54, with
6 cyl & 4' spd trans., runs
good. $800 (863)763-1370
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. $16,900.
(863)675-1493
FORD Fl00 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0113 Muse
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
FORD F250 '89, 7.3 Diesel,
4x4, a/c, 5 spd., utility box,
runs good, $1900
(863)675-1862
FORD F350, '88, 18' car haul-
er, Warren winch, cold air,
cd, runs great, $5500.
(863)357-1784/634-2454
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$21,500. (863)675-1493
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $500.
(772)263-6481
TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4,
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.
(863)824-0970


CHEVY SUBURBAN: 1986,
4x4, runs good. $1700. or
best offer. 863-763-0605


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 050
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERI-
QUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES,
INC. ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFATES, SERIES 2003-13 UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DECEM-
BER 1,2003, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
PAULA GARRARD A/K/A PAULA J. GAR-
RARD A/K/A PAULE JEAN GARRARD
A/K/A PAULA J. ARCHER GARRARD
A/K/A PAUL JEAN RAGSDALE A/K/A
PAULA J. RAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA
ARCHER RAGSDALE A/K/A PAULA A.
RAGSDALE, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 25th day of July. 2007, and en-
tered in Case No. 2007-CA-050, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da. wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2003-13 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1,
2003, WITHOUT RECOURSE, is the
Plaintiff and PAULA GARRARD NK/A
PAULA J. GARRARD A/K/A PAULA
JEAN GARRARD NAK/A PAULA J.
ARCHER GARRARD N/KA PAULA
JEAN RAGSDALE ANK/A PAULA J.
RAGSDALE A/NK/A PAULA ARCHER
RAGSDALE NAK/A PAULA A. RAGS-
DALE; JOHN E. GARRARD NK/A
JOHN ED GARRARD A/K/A JOHN ED-
WIN GARRARD A/K/A JOHN GAR-
RARD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, in
OKEECHOBEE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 25th day of July, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RNAGE 33 EAST, AND BEING THE
SAME PARCEL DESCRIBED PER OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 264, PAGE
1679, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 24; THENCE BEAR
NORTH A DISTANCE OF 451.29 FEET;
THENCE BEAR WEST A DISTANCE OF
208.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE WEST A DISTANCE
OF 208.71 FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH A DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET;
THENCE BEAR EAST A DISTANCE OF
208.71 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
A DISTANCE OF 208.71 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING
1.00 +/- ACRE, MORE OR LESS.
TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE AC-
CESS EASEMENT, 30.00 FEET ON
EACH SIDE OF THE RANGE LINE BE-
TWEEN SECTION 24; TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST AND SEC-
TION 19, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, AND COMMENCING
AT THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH
HALF OF EACH SECTION AND RUN-
NING NORTH A DISTANCE OF 564.00
FEET TO THE TERMINUS OF SAID
EASEMENT
TOGETHER WITH A 40.00 FEET ACCESS
EASEMENT LYING 20.00 FEET ON
EAST SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED LINE: COMMENCING AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION
24, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, BEAR NORTH A DISTANCE OF
544.00 FEET: THENCE BEAR WEST A
DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED LINE: THENCE CONTINUE
WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.21 FEET
TO THE POINT OF TERMINUS.
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 THEIR SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven 7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 16th day of July, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Deputy Clerk
225528 ON 7/18,23/07




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PERSON.

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HD pu. $800 negotiable.
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$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL !!! (863)763-4821


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863 163-6434
315 S.Parrott Avenue-Okeechobee, FL 34974J


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CARGO TRAILER- black, 6x12,
V Nose, new, ramp door,
single axle, $2900
(863)467-1509
DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)697-2032
OPEN TRAILER- small, 4x8
w/high sides, spare tire,
jack, ramp in back, $600 or
best offer (863)824-8703
UTILITY TRAILER - Tandem
axle, like new, $1,250/best
offer. Call 954-605-4340.


DODGE CARGO VAN '96, 2500
model, V8 auto., p/w, cold
air, ladder racks, great for'
work. $1675 (561)758-4337
DODGE GRAND Caravan,
1997 - very good shape, all
power, a/c, $2,500. Call
863-763-8225.
FORD AEROSTAR '87, V-6,
Motor runs good. Needs
trans. Many new parts. $150
or best offer. (863)763-0967

MITSUBISHI VAN '87- Low
miles, dependable, seats '8
or can move seats . $1000
or best offer. (863)357-3639
REAR SEATS, (2), for '87 Ply-
mouth, gray, good shape,
$175. (863)763-6449 or
jvaguilar@earthlink.net
VW VAN '76 - Rusty, does not
run, 100K + miles, interior
in good cond. $500
(863)467-4258


Public Notice 5005



Public Notice 5005
State Public .
Legal Notice 5500


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 116
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs.
THOMAS A. DIE A/K/A THOMAS DIE
A/K/A THOMAS ARTHUR OIE A/K/A
THOMAS HAIGHT, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 25th day of July, 2007, and en-
tered in Case No. 2007-CA-116, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE is the
Plaintiff and THOMAS A. OI NA/K/A
THOMAS OIE A/K/A THOMAS AR-
THUR OIE A/K/A THOMAS HAIGHT;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS A.
OIE NAK/A THOMAS OIE A/K/A THOM-
AS ARTHUR DIE A/K/A THOMAS
HAIGHT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, in
OKEECHOBEE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 25th day of July, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 37, A PLAT OF TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
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 THEIR SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior tothe proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 16th day of July, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Deputy Clerk
225516 ON 7/18,23/07




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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

High and dry
As Lake Okeechobee remains around 9 feet, these docks
at Taylor Creek Lodge are left high and dry.


Quarter Horse event to


be held in Okeechobee


The Sun N Fun summer
show, an American Quarter
Horse Association - approved
special event will be held August
3 through 5 at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center in
Okeechobee.
American Quarter Horse
shows test horses abilities in
dozens of different classes. This
special event is just for barrel
racing, pole bending and stake
race enthusiasts.
People who exhibit at an
American Quarter Horse Show
earn points that turn into awards
or cash at the end of the year. By
competing at a AQHA Show,
exhibitors and horses also can
qualify for the AQHA or Ameri-
can Quarter Horse Youth As-
sociation world championship
shows, the premier events in the


entire Equine industry.
"We welcome all American
Quarter Horse owners as well as
anyone who has a passion for
horses," said Bill Brewer, AQHA
executive Vice President. "AQHA
Shows are fun, and anybody
who has ever wanted to get in-
volved with horses or compete
at an AQHA show is encouraged
to attend."
Each year, AQHA approves
more than 2,700 shows and spe-
cial events across the globe. For
more information please con-
tact Renee Burks, 863-634-7385
For additional information
about AQHA, including show-
ing, racing or recreational riding
programs, contact AQHA at 806-
376-4811 or visit AQHA'swebsite
at www.aqha.com


Community Events

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The-event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.


A 'watchdog'





with manners?


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'Swim' diapers may not keep pool clean


By Tom Nordie
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Swim-
ming is good, clean summer fun
for small children, but Univer-
sity of Florida experts caution
that swim diapers won't neces-
sarily keep the water clean, and
that could spell trouble if sick
kids go in the pool.
A common illness called
Norovirus infection can cause
vomiting, abdominal cramps
and diarrhea. And for children
suffering from such an infec-
tion that last symptom can ren-
der swim diapers ineffective,
said Fred Southwick, a profes-
sor and chief of the infectious
disease division at UF's College
of Medicine.
Noroviruses are shed in bodi-
ly fluids, and if released into a
pool could be transmitted to
other children if they ingest wa-
ter or even touch their mouths
with wet hands, he said. Swim
diapers are designed to hold
solid waste but may not stop
diarrhea from leaking out.
"I would not count on the
supposedly watertight diapers
because I don't think they're
really that effective," Mr. South-
wick said.
U.S. Centers for Disease


Control and Prevention officials
say no swim diapers are leak-
proof and that no manufacturer
claims its products prevent di-
arrhea leakage. CDC devoted a
page to the topic: http://www.
cdc.gov/healthyswimming/
swim diapers.htm.
Children with diarrhea
shouldn't be allowed in pools,
regardless of their swimwear,
Southwick said.
Noroviruses, previously
known as Norwalk-like viruses,
cause gastroenteritis, inflam-
mation of the stomach and
large intestine. Symptoms often
begin suddenly and can last 24
to 60 hours.
CDC estimates that Noro-
virus infections cause 23 mil-
lion gastroenteritis cases in
the United States each year. A
1999 French study showed that
14 percent of children under 3
hospitalized for gastroenteritis
had Norovirus infections.
Though the illness can strike
people of any age, young chil-
dren are especially vulnerable
to dehydration caused by diar-
rhea and vomiting, Mr. South-
wick said. Sports drinks with
sodium and potassium may
help replace fluids lost in mild
cases. But if a child can't keep
the beverage down, intrave-


nous fluid replacement may be
necessary.
Noroviruses are a particular
concern in pools because they
often are resistant to chlorine
concentrations found in swim-
ming pools, he said.
Many parents fill wading
pools with a garden hose, us-
ing tap water that contains less
chlorine than is used to main-
tain larger pools, said food
safety expert Keith Schneider,
an associate professor with
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"I do not think tap water has
enough residual chlorine lev-
els to maintain a high enough
chlorine level to be efficacious
against most pathogens in that
type of environment," Sch-
neider said.
Adding chlorine to a wading
pool isn't a good idea, either,
because in such a small body
of water it would be difficult to
maintain the correct level of the
chemical.
"I think one of the best pre-
ventative measures is to not let
the pathogens in the pool in
the first place," Schneider said.
"One sick kid can make a lot of
sick kids."
At least one swim diaper
manufacturer agrees. Patti


Gilmer, president and founder
of Future Products Corporation
in Alto, Ga., which markets the
Swim-sters� brand, said swim
diapers can't take the place of
careful supervision.
Young children should
be given frequent bathroom
breaks, and any child who ap-
pears to have defecated while
in the pool should be removed
immediately, Ms. Gilmer said.
Recently toilet-trained tots may
be at risk for accidents because
the fun of playing distracts
them.
Ms. Gilmer said her compa-
ny includes information about
safety precautions and proper
use of swim diapers on its pack-
aging and company Web site.
"You don't want a parent to
think 'I can put my child in the
water and they're safe because
every child's got a swim diaper
on,'" she said. "You'd have to
put kids in a bubble in order to
completely protect the water."
Still, it's better to use a swim
diaper than nothing at all, Gilm-
er said. University of Georgia
researchers tested the compa-
ny's swim diapers and found
they significantly reduced the
amount of fecal bacteria enter-
ing pool water, even with diar-
rhea.


Consumers warned of bogus lottery scam


Phony check looks like
State of Florida warrant
and bears CFO's name

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
is warning consumers to be on
the lookout for a bogus lottery
contest scam that includes a let-
ter indicating the recipient has
won money from the "North
American Prize Pool" along
with a check that appears to be
a State of Florida warrant and
contains the CFO's name and
signature -- but it is all bogus,
warned CFO Sink.
"So far we have no informa-
tion that anyone has cashed
the check or been financially
harmed, but these vultures are
playing a numbers game," said
CFO Sink, who oversees the De-
partment. "They are sending
out hundreds of bogus letters
and checks hoping that if only
one percent of the recipients re-
spond they will be able to make


some easy money."
The bogus checks have been
traced so far to Washington,
California, Hawaii, Pennsylva-
nia and Florida.
The letter indicates it comes
from the "Lottery, Resources
Management & Payment Veri-
fication Center" and provides a
British Columbia address. The
last sentence of the letter ad-
vises consumers against shar-
ing the information with others:
"Please note that in accordance
with our company's policy ...


and safety reasons, we strongly
advice [sic] that you keep your
winnings and claim number
confidential and personal."
The letter claims the recipi-
ent has won $100,000, provides
a claim number and directs the
recipient to contact Jean Gor-
den at 1-416-854-2096. The
letter states that the enclosed
check for $3,850 is intended to
cover non-residence taxes, but
upon calling the phone number
provided in the letter, the recipi-
ent is directed to cash the check


and use the cash to buy a Mon-
ey Gram to send to an address
in Toronto, Ontario. Each of
the checks included in the let-
ters contain the same warrant
number, 7714957150. Cana-
dian officials have been advised
of the scam.
The Department's Bureau
of Fiscal Integrity is looking
into the matter. Anyone who
receives one of these letters is
asked to call the Department's
Consumer Helpline at 1-800-
342-2762.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUES, that
the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2006 for
which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any interest
in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon
Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2007. Persons/entities shall make
sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part
of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1,
2007, said monies shall be declared forfeited to Okeechobee County, Florida.


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ISSUED TO
Rose Marshall Martinez
Heather Armande Forget
Wooley's Shed, Inc.
Angel Antonio Pereira
Direct Settlement Services
Antonio Zavala
Hector Perez
Woodland Capital Corp
Integrity Land Title
Angelina M. Elsenbraun
Shayla Lewis
Sunbelt Title Agency
Terramer Guaranty Title
John David Sloat
Herlado Maximino Lopez
Rene Lubiano
Bank of America, N.A.
Fidelity National Title Ins
Thomas Lowell Byars
Cathy K. Bias
First Fidelity Title, Inc
Jordan Blythe Graham
Lorzeno Ramos
Fidelity National Title Ins.
Jason Oliver Harris
Paul Arthur Hatcher
Luis M. Garcia
Suncoast Title Agency
Fidelity NationalTitle Ins.
Rene Tano Lieurance
Denise Moore Babcock
Roberto Morales Gonzalez
Title Solutions Inc.
Netco
Jose Chavez
Juan Marquez
Alberto Lima Pacheco
Teresa Gomez
Jose Ortiz
Shun Dong Chen
Gregory Gillaspy
Floyd Setzer
Jose Guiterez
Sergio Mendoza
Ismael M. Vasquez
Lisa Raulerson
Edgar M. Diaz
Ricardo Lopez
Juan Martin Sanchez
Gorden S. Bass
Muhamed Khalil
Leslie A. Arnold
Irma Galan
Irma Galan
Ismael M. Vasquez
Gonzalo Bucio
Rodiver V. Gomez
Rosalba Dimas
Edy Castellanos
Pablo Garcia
Shawn McMamara
Ceyo Bushio
Elder Perez
Conely & Conely, PA
The Hartford Life Ins. Co.
Okee Co. School Board
First Union National Bank
New St. Stephen AME Church


DATE ISSUED
December 16, 2005
September 23, 2005
November 11, 2005
August 11, 2005
July 14, 2005
May 12, 2005
May 12, 2005
April 14, 2005
April 14, 2005
March 10, 2005
January 15, 2004
February 12, 2004
February 12, 2004
February 12, 2004
July 15, 2004
July 29, 2004
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Dated this 10th day of July 2007 in Okeechobee County, Florida


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$11.60
$47.50
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$16.60
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$6.00
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$11.20
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$18.20
$16.50
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$165.30
$47.50
$9.50
$189.45
$5.50
$22.17
$5.50
$42.50
$6.51
$9.50
$7.00
$16.50
$290.00
$17.80
$83.50
$83.50
$83.50
$83.50
$83.50
$71.00
$18.50
$21.00
$27.00
$18.50
$18.50
$71.22
$31.00
$483.00
$31.00
$500.00
$500.00
$350.00
$500.00
$79.50
$18.50
$18.50
$83.50
$83.50
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$100.50
$500.00
$83.50
$33.50
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$40.00


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Taylor Creek Bass Club held its July tournament on Lake Josephine in Highlands County
on July 14. The top three winners were (left to right) Fred George-first place, Les Tory-sec-
ond place and Bobby O'Bannon-third place.


George


wins bass


tourney
Fred George took top honors
at the monthly Taylor Creek Bass
Club fishing tournament held
on July 14 at Lake Josephine in
Highlands County. George pulled
in five large-mouth bass weigh-
ing a total of 12.63 lbs.
Second place, "Lunker" and
"Big Fish" went to Less Tory for
his total weight of 12.33 lbs. His
big fish was an 8.63 lb. beauty.
Bobby O'Bannon took third
place, followed by Dave Smith
in fourth place. The team of
"JD" Delk and Christina Straight
won the "Calcutta" with over 14
pounds of fish.
The Taylor Creek Bass club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW, Post 9528, S.R. 78, Buck-
head Ridge on the second Thurs-
day of each month. Tournaments
are held the following weekend.
New member boaters and espe-
cially non-boaters are welcome.
For information call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.


Les Tory received the "Lunker" and "Big Fish" award for
the 8.63 lb. bass he pulled in during the Taylor Creek Bass
Club monthly bass tournament held on Lake Josephine on
July 14.


Sports Briefs


Soccer registration
to take place
Register now for Upward
Soccer at the Oakview Baptist
Church. It is open to all children in
r K-4 through sixth grade. No previ-
ous soccer experience is neces-
shry. Forms are available at the


Oakview Baptist Church office,
677 S.W. 32nd Street. Early reg-
istration cost is $60 until Aug. 1.
Early registration cost for each ad-
ditional child in the family is $45.
After Aug. 1, add $5 for each child.
Registration deadline is Aug. 28.
Soccer evaluations will take place
at Oakview on Aug. 21, 23, 27


and 28 between 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Everyone must attend one evalu-
ation. Practices will begin Tues-
day, Sept. 4. The first game will
be Saturday, Sept. 22. To register,
come by the church office Mon-
day-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For
information call Oakview Baptist
Church at (863) 763-1699.


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) is offering alligator hunt-
ers no-cost, three-hour classes to
help them prepare for the Aug.
15 - Nov. 1 statewide alligator
harvest. Reservations are not re-
quired to attend a class.
This is an opportunity for hunt-
ers who have never participated
in the state's alligator hunts to
learn what hunting alligators is all
about. Attendance is not manda-
tory for licensed hunters, but the
FWC recommends participants
attend, especially if they have
never gator-hunted. Class topics
include preparing for the hunt,
hunting techniques and safety,
harvesting and processing, caring
for your alligator hide and alliga-
tor rules and regulations.
Classes will be offered at the
following locations:
*Wednesday - July 18, 6-9
p.m., Bryant Building, Second
Floor Auditorium, 620 S Merid-
ian St., Tallahassee. For directions

Sports Briefs

Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
competitive cheerleading squad
continues to grow every day, and
it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
join.

Looking for
team bowlers
Stardust Lanes is looking for
bowlers for their mixed league
(four bowlers, two men and two
women). Teams are now forming
to start on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30
p.m. Individuals or teams contact
(863)763-4496 or (863)467-6596.

Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters (especially) are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.


call (850) 488-3831 or visit http://
www.google.com/maps?q =620
+ S +Meridian + St, +Tallahassee,
+FL+32301,+USA.
*Saturday - July 21, 1-4 p.m.,
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and
Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach. For directions call
(954) 922-4212 or visit http://
www.igfa.org/mgi.asp
*Wednesday - July 25, 6-9
p.m., Paramount Plaza Hotel and
Suites, 2900 S.W. 13th St., Gaines-
ville. For directions call (352)
377-4000 or visit http://www.para-
mountplaza.com/nmap.htm.
*Saturday - July 28, 1-4 p.m.,
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800
U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Tampa; use the
Orient Road entrance. For direc-
tions call (813) 621-7821 or visit
http://www.floridastatefair.com.
*Saturday - Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m.,


Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 U.S. Hwy98 N., Okeechobee.
For directions call (863)462-5195.
All hunt permits have been sold
for this year; however, an alligator
trapping agent permit is available
at the cost of $52. This enables
the agent to assist a licensed trap-
per in taking alligators, but only in
the presence of that trapper.
Permitted alligator hunters can
expect to receive their licenses
and hide-validation tags by July
13.
Since 1988, the FWC has of-
fered alligator hunts, which pro-
vide a thrilling, hands-on hunting
adventure unlike any other hunt-
ing experience imaginable. For
more information on these excit-
ing alligator hunts, visit MyFWC.
com/gators and click on "State-
wide Hunts."


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