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Vol. 98 No. 200 Thursday, July 19, 2007 50� Plus tax


Briefs

Today's meetings
City Planning Board/Board
of Adjustment and Appeals at
6 p.m. in council chambers at
City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.

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

Glades County
burn ban limited
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management parts of Glades
County are still under a burn
ban. For information, call (863)
946-6020.

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

Inside

Local man charged
with forging checks
Several felony charges
have been filed against an
Okeechobee man that stem
from his allegedly forging
names on stolen checks,
then buying tools with those
checks.
Stephen Ivory Bohannon,
26, S.E. 19th Court, was arrested
Tuesday, July 17, and charged
with the felonies of forgery
(two counts), uttering a forged
instrument (two counts), grand
theft and defrauding a pawn-
broker (two counts). He was
also arrested on a misdemean-
or charge of theft.
Page 3



Drought Index
Current: 238
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.12 feet
Last Year: 12.22 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.



Index
Classifieds.... ............ 9-11
Com ics .................................. 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword............... .............. 9
O bituaries.................................. 6
Opinion.................. ................ 4
Speak Out................................. 4
Sports............. ....................... 5
TV ............................................ 10
Weather.................. ............... 2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.




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Board to pay $1.6M for site


School board
agrees to buy land
on Old Dixie Hwy.

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board has entered into
an agreement to purchase a
40-acre parcel of vacant land
currently owned by C. Alec
Fulford of Lake Wales and
Ruby Handley of Avon Park,
for the sum of $1,680,000,
which is based on a unit price
of $42,000 per acre.
This parcel will become
the site of a future elementary
school.
The property is located
on the north side of Old Di-
xie Highway, across from the


Oak Park subdivision. Its legal
description is: "the Southeast
one-quarter of Southeast one-
quarter of Section 19, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East,
less road right of way, being a
portion of Parcel No. 1-19-37-
35-OAOO-00001-0000."
The 40-acre parcel is a por-
tion of a 315.70-acre parcel
owned by Mr. Fulford and Ms.
Handley.
The agreement was signed
by Joe Arnold, chairman of the
Okeechobee County School
Board, and Patricia G. Cooper,
superintendent of schools, on
June 18. The sellers signed the.
agreement on June 27.
According to the terms of
the agreement, the purchase,
is contingent upon the results
of a feasibility study to be paid
for by the school board to de-


termine whether the property
is suitable for use as a public
school site facility.
During the feasibility study
period, the school board has
the right to conduct a Phase
I environmental assessment
and any other tests, analyses,
surveys and inspections they
deem necessary to determine
the property's engineering, ar-
chitectural and environmental
properties; zoning and zoning
restrictions; subdivision stat-
utes, soil and grade; availabil-
ity of access to public roads,
water and other utilities; con-
sistency with local, state and
regional growth management
plans, availability of permits,
governmental approval and
licenses and any other inspec-
See Board - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Okeechobee County School Board has signed an
agreement to purchase 40 acres owned by C. Alec Fulford
of Lake Wales and Ruby Handley of Avon Park, for use as
a future school site. The property is located on the north
side of Old Dixie Highway across from the Oak Park sub-
division.


Fines



levied



at code



hearing

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Tuesday afternoon, July
17, Special Magistrate Bill Selmi
conducted his monthly hearing
of code violations.
If Velva Lou Waller has not re-
moved a derelict singlewide trail-
er and a derelict concrete struc-
ture from her S.E. 39th" Avenue
lot by Aug. 16, Mr. Selmi decreed
that she could face a fine of $250
a day.
John and Deborah Davis have
until Sept. 13 to get a building
permit for a S.E. 34th Boulevard
garage or they could be fined
$150 a day.
Arthur and Patricia Sellers have
until Aug. 16 to remove planking
from a dock, repair ramps on
their U.S. 441 S.E. property, pay
all fees and obtain all applicable
permits or be fined $200 a day.
Gena Villarreal and Ida Harrell
have two deadlines. They have
to have overgrowth, debris and
abandoned vehicles removed
from their N.E. 12th Lane prop-
erty by Aug. 16 or face a fine of
$100 a day. They also have to
have the mobile home removed
from the property by Sept. 13 or
be fined $150 a day.
Code enforcement officer Beth
Albert cited Bruce Pogue for hav-
ing a cargo-type storage contain-
See Fines - Page 2


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals will con-
sider several amendments to
the land development regula-
tions (LDR) at their meeting on
Thursday, July 19, at City Hall.
The Okeechobee City
Council placed a moratorium
on the signs ordinance which
is effect until September in or-
der to completely rewrite the
ordinance that will be brought


before the planning board.
The sign ordinance com-
pletely rewrites the require-
ments for all signs within the
city limits including, details
down to the measurements of
the signs and where the-certain
types of signs are permitted in
the various zoning districts.
This rewrite partially
stemmed from a lawsuit filed
in May by Centennial Build-
ers of Lee County against the
city due to a staff mistake and
a mandatory denial of an ap-
plication to erect a billboard


in the central business district
where billboards are not al-
lowed.
The new ordinance, which
is more detailed and specific,
should help to provide the city
with requirements to ensure
that signs are placed where the
city wants them.
The board will also be con-
sidering amendments to the
LDRs in regard to the procedure
for the review and approval of
applications for plats. The cur-
rent process requires the pre-
application to be approved by


DJJ facility may get



funding boost from bill


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
A local moderate-risk resi-
dential juvenile justice pro-
gram known as the Red Road
Academy could be receiving
the benefit of a portion of the
Commerce, Justice and Sci-
ence Appropriations Bill.
The academy was formerly
known as the Okeechobee Re-
direction Center.
This bill cleared a major
hurdle by gaining approval
of the House Appropriations
Committee on Monday, July
16. It includes $1.8 million for
public safety funding requests
from Hendry, Glades, Palm
Beach, St. Lucie, Okeechobee
and Highlands counties.


The Red Road Academy
would be benefiting from a
portion of this bill that would
allocate $500,000 to ARISE
Life-Management Skills Inter-
vention/Re-Entry Program that
the local center uses with the
approximately 50 youth that
reside there.
According to their website,
the program serves committed
male offenders 14 to 18 years of
age. The program provides an
array of services including but
not limited to case manage-
ment, behavior management,
mental health and substance
abuse counseling, educational
and. vocational programming,
social skills development,
health and physical education


and transitional services.
The average length of stay is
six months.
ARISE was co-founded by
husband and wife Edmund
and Susan Benson.
The ARISE program is an
interactive life skill curriculum
that has been used by this fa-
cility since 1998. According
to Mr. Benson, they teach the
program six days a week for
approximately 300 hours per
week.
The Red Road Academy
has a capacity of 50, and there
are seven ARISE certified in-
structors who have undergone
training through the program
to become more personal with
See DJJ - Page 2


If you go
City Planning Board
Thursday. July 19. 6 p.m
City Hall,. 55 SE Tnird Ave.
the Technical Review Commit-
tee (TRC) and the preliminary
and final application to be ap-
proved by the City Council.
The proposed procedure
will require the TRC to still ap-
prove the pre-application, the
planning board to approve the
See Planners - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Water situation improving
With the recent rainfall, this Great Blue Heron found a
puddle big enough to wade in.


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Summertime: Go fly a kite


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
In spite of their best efforts, there wasn't enough breeze on the Herbert Hoover Dike at Jaycees Park on Wednesday
afternoon July 18 for Fred George (left) and Kyle George (right) to fly a kite.





Planners to ponder LDR changes


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Miami archdiocese settles lawsuit


By Jennifer Kay
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- The Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Miami
has settled a sexual abuse law-
suit that named a priest who ac-
knowledged having inappropriate
encounters with former U.S. Rep.
Mark Foley.
The settlement was an-
nounced Wednesday in the law-
suit unrelated to the Foley case. A
man who was an altar boy at St.
James Church in North Miami al-
leged the Rev. Anthony Mercieca
sexually abused him in the 1970s
when he was about 13 years old.
The man, identified only as
John Doe 26, claimed Mercieca
molested him in the church's
bell tower after a bicycle ride to-
gether.
The lawsuit was filed Oct. 25,
about a month after Foley, a Flor-


DJJ
Continued From Page 1.
the individuals they work with to
foster interaction.
The program deals with is-
sues such as anger management;
conflict; resolution; getting a job
and keeping it; the importance of
education; self esteem; and, teen
health. There are over 260 life-
. skills that have been identified by
ARISE. These skills are expected


Fines
Continued From Page 1
er on his N.E. Eighth Drive yard. It
must be removed by Sept. 13 or
'he could be fined $50 a day.
Since David Schmidt and Tina
Troendle have made considerable
progress in cleaning up their S.E.
31s1 St. property, they were given
until Aug. 16 to complete the job
or be fined $100 a day.
Kevin and Catherine Bartfield
are also facing a double fine. If


Planners
Continued From Page 1
preliminary application and the
City Council to approve the final
_ application. This will allow each
entity to approve the platting pro-
cedure at the various levels.
City planners will also consider
another amendment to the LDRs
that will omit the requirement for
the planning board to approve
specific proposed developments
after the TRC has already ap-
proved them. This amendment
will also remove the duty of au-
thorizing temporary use permits
from the planning board.
The board will also consider:


ida Republican, resigned from
Congress after his sexually explic-
it computer messages to young
male pages surfaced. His lawyer
later said Foley was alcoholic, gay
and had been molested as a boy
by a clergyman.
Mercieca later said he mas-
saged Foley in the nude and they
swam naked together, but he de-
nied having sex with Foley.
The lawsuit had sought more
than $10 million in damages.
Terms of the settlement were
confidential, said the man's attor-
ney, Jeffrey Herman.
Mercieca has retired to the is-
land of Malta in Europe. His attor-
ney there, Alfred Grech, declined
comment because he was not
aware of the settlement or law-
suit.
A phone message and e-mails
to archdiocese spokeswomen
were not immediately returned.


by societal norms.
According to the ARISE web-
site, at-risk youth must conscious-
ly be provided with the skills
necessary to become productive
members of society. By provid-
ing pro-social skills that cannot
be learned on the streets, ARISE
helps lay the foundation for disad-
vantaged youth to develop posi-
tive social and emotional skills.
The Benson's have created
this curriculum written specifi-
cally below grade level in order to


the main structure is not removed
from their S.E. 33rd Terrace prop-
erty by Aug. 16, they will face a
fine of $150 a day. If the rear struc-
ture is not removed or a permit
obtained for its repair by Aug. 16,
they will face an additional fine of
$100 day.
If a dilapidated fence and de-
bris and overgrowth remain on
Lawrence Edgar's N.W. 32nd Av-
enue property after Aug. 16, he
could be fined $25 a day.
Tony Huet had already been
assessed a one-time administra-
tive fine of $5,750. He is now ac-


* a change in future land use
from commercial to multi-family
and a special exception for a .488-
acre property located at 103 N.E.
11th" St. submitted by Muhammad
Nooruddin in order to place an
assisted living facility oh the given
property.
* rezoning property located at 314
S.E. Seventh St. from residential
mobile home to residential single
family submitted by Vikki Aaron
on behalf of property owner Ron-
ald Celli to allow for construction
of a site-built home.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached
at caguilar@newszap.com.


Settlements have also been
reached in two separate lawsuits
alleging sexual abuse by another
former South Florida priest, Neil
Doherty, Herman said. The terms
of the settlements were confiden-
tial. A message left for Doherty's
attorney, David Bogenschutz, was
not immediately returned.
One of the lawsuits claimed
Doherty sexually abused a boy
starting when the child was 9
during the 1990s at St. Vincent's
Church in Margate, Herman said.
The sexual abuse occurred
between 1996 and 2000 while the
boy was unconscious or semi-
conscious after bingeing on drugs
and alcohol, according to the law-
suit filed in ?005.
Under Florida law, there is no
statute of limitations if the victim
is under 12. Criminal charges
are still pending against Doherty,
who worked in the archdiocese


allow students to gain self-esteem
and still receive the necessary in-
formation from 'the lessons. This
allows individuals who do not
have adequate reading skills to
gain confidence and learn life-
skills to try to prevent them from
recidivism, which is the tendency
to relapse into a previous undesir-
able type of behavior.
ARISE is being used in over
30 facilities in the Department of
Juvenile Justice (DJJ) system in
Florida, in over 17 congressional


cruing a fine of $200 a day for ev-
ery day an observation tower and
bleachers remain on his S.E. 809th
Avenue property. These violations
stem for an unpermitted rodeo
held on his property.
Code enforcement officer
Gina Gehring stated that Charles
Whitchurch had made consider-
able progress in cleaning up his
S.E. 36th Avenue property. There-
fore, he was given until Aug. 16 to
remove the remaining boat on an
unlicensed trailer or be fined $25
a day.
The cases of Raffaele Abbena-


Board
Continued From Page 1
tions that the school board
feels are necessary to deter-
mine the property's suitability
as a school site.
The school board has 45
days from the effective date of
the agreement to perform this
feasibility study.
If the feasibility study is un-
acceptable to the school board
and the board gives the sellers
written notice of this fact in a
timely manner, the agreement
will be terminated and all de-
posits will be returned to the
board.


for three decades before being
placed on administrative leave in
2002.
Doherty has been the subject
of at least 10 sexual abuse law-
suits against the archdiocese,
including a new lawsuit filed
Wednesday by a man who claims
the priest sexually abused him in
the mid-1970s at St. Anthony's
Church, when he was about 12
years old. The man, who is not
named, is seeking more than $25
million in damages.
That lawsuit was among seven
lawsuits against the archdiocese
filed Wednesday and June 15,
naming Doherty and five other
priests in claims of sexual abuse
of a child.
"These brave victims who are
coming forward are really help-
ing begin the healing process,"
Herman said.


districts. For the past 10 years,
ARISE has trained and certified
over 5,000 DJJ staff as ARISE Life-
Skills Instructors. ARISE provides
all the -curriculum materials and
training to teach life skills.
This funding, which will go
before the House for a vote in the
next few weeks, is essential for
this program to continue to oper-
ate.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


nte, Ricardo and Eva Medrano,
Ednid Williams, Shawn Rush and
Tammy Lynn and Irene Pryor and
Regina Brown were found to be in
compliance and were not heard.
The case of Laura Nurquez
was tabled until next month be-
cause there was uncertainty if the
notice had been sent to the right
address.

Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


If the feasibility study is ac-
ceptable, the property is due to
close on or before Oct. 1.
Currently, there are no defi-
nite plans as to when construc-
tion will begin on the new
school.
"We are planning on a kin-
dergarten through eighth grade
school on that site," stated Dr.
Cooper. "According to reports,
this type of school is the wave
of the future. We aren't antici-
pating building on the site for
another five years."
Plans for the new school
were officially announced at
the Tuesday, July 10, school
board meeting by board attor-
ney Tom Conely III.


Community Events


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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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, Monday
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 information.

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
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


Briefs

VFW Post sponsors Operation Shoebox
OKEECHOBEE -- Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is looking for all
family members -- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or
mothers -- of those serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian
Gulf.
The post is sponsoring 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.

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

Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be
from the east around 5 mph, increasing to around 10 mph in'the
afternoon. 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
wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph, shifting to the south
after midnight. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 90s. The wind will be from
the south around 5 mph, shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday nightt: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms. The low willbe 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 mid 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 cloudy, 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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Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 19, 2007 3


Crist signs 1st



death warrant


Ends halt on
lethal injections

By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Gov.
Charlie Crist on Wednesday
signed his first
death warrant
since taking
office in Janu-
ary, ending
a temporary
halt on lethal
injections that
was imposed
because of a Mark Dean
botched ex- Schwab
ecution last
year.
Mark Dean Schwab, 38, is
scheduled to be executed Nov.
15, Crist said. Schwab was sen-
tenced to death in 1992 for the
kidnapping, rape and murder
of 11-year-old Junny Rios-Mar-
tinez of Cocoa. He targeted the
boy after seeing his picture in a
newspaper.
In December, then-Gov. Jeb
Bush suspended all Florida ex-
ecutions after a medical exam-
iner said that prison officials
botched the insertion of the
needles when convicted killer


Angel Diaz was put to death.
Since then the state has ad-
opted the recommendations
of a panel to make the process
work better.
In signing the warrant
Wednesday, Crist said he is
confident lethal injections can
proceed in line with constitu-
tional bans on cruel and un-
usual punishment.
Schwab's lawyer recently
argued his client's life should
be spared so psychologists can
study him to better understand
pedophiles and prevent them
from raping and killing chil-
dren.
Schwab saw the boy's pic-
ture in a newspaper after being
released from prison in March
1991 for serving three years on
sexual assault charges. Schwab
called the family on the phone,
claiming he was writing an ar-
ticle on the boy.
Schwab became friendly
with the family, even promising
to help the boy get a contract
to represent a surfing compa-
ny. The boy's body was found
three days after the murder.
Schwab was convicted of
first-degree murder, sexual
battery upon a child and kid-
napping of a child under 13.


Local man charged


with forging checks
By Eric Kopp


Okeechobee News
Several felony charges
have been filed against an
Okeechobee man that stem
from his allegedly forging
names on sto-
len checks,
then buying
tools with
those checks.
Ste p.h en
Ivory Bohan- . ,
non, 26, S.E.
191h Court, was
arrested Tues- Stephen
day, July 17, Bohannon
and charged
with 'the felonies of forgery
(two counts), uttering a forged
instrument (two counts),
grand theft and defrauding a
pawnbroker (two counts). He
was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of theft.
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $18,000.
According to an arrest re-
port by Detective Rick Durfee
of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Bo-
hannon allegedly stole two
checks that. he supposedly
found in an automobile. He
then forged another person's
name on the checks and went
to a local business where he


bought some tools. Detective
Durfee's report goes on to say
the man then sold the tools at
local pawn shops.
The detective stated in his
report that Bohannon went to
the local store and bought a
drill and saw for $246.08. He
then went to a pawn shop and
sold those items for $95.
Bohannon returned to
the store sometime later and
bought two different types of
saws, continued the report. He
wrote that check for $331.68.
The report goes on to state
he even put someone else's
driver's license number on
the bogus checks. Apparently,
stated the report, Bohannon
had copied that driver's license
number onto a piece of paper
then used it as his purported
driver's license number.
Detective Durfee stated in
his report that Bohannon then
went to a different pawn shop
and sold the saws. The report
does not state how much Bo-
hannon supposedly received
for the two saws.
According to the Detective
Durfee, Bohannon was only
charged with one count of
grand theft because only one
check totaled over $300.


Vick indicted in dog fighting case


By Hank Kurz Jr.
AP Sorts Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When
a Bad Newz Kennels dog was
wounded in a losing fight, NFL star
Michael Vick was consulted before
the animal was doused with water
and electrocuted.
That's just one of the gruesome
details that emerged Tuesday when
the Atlanta Falcons quarterback
and three others were indicted by
a federal grand jury.
The four were charged with
competitive dog fighting, procur-
ing and training pit bulls for fight-
ing and conducting the enterprise
across state lines.
They are scheduled to appear in
federal court in Richmond on July
26, the same day the Falcons begin
training camp. The four will have a
bond hearing before a magistrate
judge at 3:30 p.m., and an arraign-
ment will follow at 4 p.m., the court
said Wednesday.
The 18-page indictment, filed
in the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Virginia, alleged
the 27-year-old Vick and his co-
defendants began the dog fighting
operation in early 2001, the former
Virginia Tech star's rookie year as
the No. 1 pick.
The operation was centered
at a property Vick owned in Surry
County, where a fence shielded
prying eyes from the back, and
the two-story brick home was sur-
rounded by fencing in the front,
with several black buildings further
back.
Unlike previous documents,
which did not name Vick, the in-
dictment is littered with his name,
including this tidbit -- Vick was
known as "Ookie" in the dog fight-
ing world.
If convicted of'all the charges,
Vick and the others -- Purnell A.
Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach; Quanis
L. Phillips, 28, of Atlanta; and Tony
Taylor, 34, of Hamptoh-- could face
up to six years in prison, $350,000
in fines and restitution.
A woman who answered the
phone at the home of Vick's moth-
er, Brenda Boddie, said "no com-
ment" and quickly hung up.
Telephone messages left at
the offices and home of Vick's at-
torney, Larry Woodward, and an
e-mail sent to his office were not
returned.
While the Falcons and the NFL
said little Tuesday, John Good-
win of the Humane Society of the
United States said the details were
especially troubling.
About eight young dogs were
put to death at the Surry County
home after they were found not
ready to fight in April 2007, the in-
dictment said. They were killed "by
hanging, drowning and/or slam-
ming at least one dog's body to the
ground."
"Some of the grisly details in
these filings shocked even me, and
I'm a person who faces this stuff
every day," Goodwin said. "I was
surprised to see that they were kill-
ing dogs by hanging them, and one
dog was killed by slamming it to the
ground. Those are extremely viol
lent methods of execution - they're
unnecessary and just sick."
Purses for the fights ranged
from hundreds of dollars to the


AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy
Atlanta Falcons quarterback
Michael Vick grimaces on the
sideline after being helped off
the field during the second
half against the Philadelphia
Eagles in their football game
in this Dec. 31, 2006, file pho-
to in Philadelphia. Vick and
three others were indicted
Tuesday, July 17, by a federal
grand jury in an investigation
into illegal dog fighting.
thousands, and participants and
spectators often placed side bets
on the outcome, according to the
indictment.
After two Bad Newz Kennels
dogs lost fights in March 2003, the
indictment alleged Vick gave a bag
containing $23,000 to the owner of
the winning dogs.
Started in early 2002, according
to the indictment, Bad Newz Ken-
nels began purchasing pit bulls
to train as fighters. Eventually, the
defendants bought shirts and head-
bands "representing and promot-
ing their affiliation."
After an April police raid on the
property, Vick said he was rarely at
the house, however, and had no
idea that it might have been used
in a criminal enterprise. He blamed
family members for taking advan-
tage of his generosity and pledged
to be more careful.
He has since said very little, cit-
ing the advice of his attorneys.
But Tuesday the NFL was quick
to decry the alleged animal abuse.
"The activities alleged are cru-
el, degrading and illegal. Michael
Vick's guilt has not yet been proven,
and we believe that all concerned
should allow the legal process to
determine the facts," NFL spokes-
man Brian McCarthy said.
Vick and the Falcons are due to
report to training camp next week.
"Obviously, we are disturbed by
today's news," the team said in a
statement posted on its Web site,
apologizing to fans for the nega-
tive publicity. "We will do the right
thing for our club as the legal pro-
cess plays out. We have a season to
prepare for."
Vick and the others are accused
of "knowingly sponsoring and ex-
hibiting an animal fighting venture"
and conducting a business enter-
prise involving gambling, as well as
buying, transporting and receiving
dogs for the purposes of an animal
fighting venture.
The indictment said dogfights
were held at the Virginia property
and dog owners brought animals
from six states, including New York
and Texas.
Local authorities have been in-
vestigating since an April 25 drug
raid at the property. On June 7, of-
ficials with the Department of Agri-
culture with help from state police


executed their own search warrant
and found the remains of seven
dogs.
Surry County prosecutor Gerald
G. Poindexter said he didn't know
of the indictment before it was
filed, and said he's not sure how
the county will continue its sepa-
rate case.
At the start, authorities seized
66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and
equipment commonly used in dog
fighting. About half the dogs were
tethered to car axles with heavy
chains that allowed the dogs to get
close to each other, but not to have
contact -- an arrangement typical
for fighting dogs, according to the
search warrant affidavit.


Before fights, participating dogs
of the same sex would be weighed
and bathed, according to the fil-
ings. Opposing dogs would be
washed to remove any poison or
narcotic placed on the dog's coat
that could affect the other dog's
performance.
Sometimes, dogs weren't fed to
"make it more hungry for the other
dog."
Fights would end when one dog
died or with the surrender of the
losing dog, which was sometimes
put to death by drowning, stran-
gulation, hanging, gun shot, elec-
trocution or some other method,
according to the documents.
Associated Press Writer Dionne
Walker contributed to this report.


Buying cold medicine? Meth cops may get an e-mail


By Samira Jafari
Associated Press Writer
LONDON, Ky. (AP) -- Detective
Brian Lewis returns to his desk after
lunch, scanning e-mails he missed.
One catches his eye: It says a
suspected member of a metham-
phetamine ring bought a box of
Sudafed at 1:34 p.m. at a CVS phar-
macy.
Minutes later, Lewis is in his
truck, circling the parking lot,
searching for the woman.
Lewis did not find her that day,
but the scenario illustrates the way
law enforcement is increasingly
relying on computerized tracking
systems in their fight against meth,
an illegal drug that is often brewed
in makeshift labs and has become
a particular scourge in Appalachia
and the Midwest.
Tracking systems are gradually
being installed in pharmacies na-
tionwide in response to a federal
law that, since March 2006, has reg-
ulated purchases of pseudoephed-
rine, a key ingredient in the manu-
facture of meth. Pseudoephedrine
is found in many over-the-counter
cold and allergy medicines, such as
Sudafed.
Under federal law, customers
must show photo ID to buy pseu-
doephedrine, and the legal limit for
purchases is 9 grams per month
-- roughly the equivalent of two 15-
dose boxes of 24-hour Claritin D, or
three 10-dose boxes of Aleve Cold
& Sinus, or six 24-dose boxes of
Sudafed.
Tracking systems like the one in
use in Kentucky, MethCheck, auto-
matically collect the buyer's name,
address and age with a swipe of a
driver's license or state-issued ID
card.
Then the system notifies detec-
tives via e-mail when a customer


has exceeded the purchase limit.
It also allows law enforcement to
quickly spot suspicious patterns --
for example, someone who might
be trying to skirt the purchase limits
by going from pharmacy to phar-
macy and buying a few packages
at a time.
An updated version of Meth-
Check eventually will enable law
enforcement to track purchases by
neighborhood or-street. That could
help detectives spot instances in
which a meth chemist enlists oth-
ers in the neighborhood to buy
pseudoephedrine for him, Lewis
said.
In addition, the system can flag
purchases by people already under
suspicion among law enforcement
authorities.
Kentucky is the first state to use
MethCheck; it has been testing it
out in Laurel County since mid-
2005. MethCheck will be used at
some 7,000 pharmacies in 43 states
by next year, said to Rick Jones,
spokesman for Louisville-based
Appriss Inc., which developed
MethCheck.
Lewis, who heads the Meth-
Check initiative at Operation
UNITE, a federally funded drug task
force in Kentucky, said he has used
the system to build cases against
dozens of people.
Consumer privacy watchdogs
are troubled by the technology,
worrying that people with colds or
allergies could come under suspi-
cion for unwittingly exceeding the
purchasing limits by stocking up
for themselves or family members.
That has happened to at least eight
people in Kentucky, according to
Lewis.
"People's health information -
it's intimate, it's personal, it's some-
thing people desperately want to
keep private," said Beth Wilson,


executive director of the American
Civil Liberties Union in Kentucky.
"For law enforcement to do an
investigation, there must be a rea-
sonable suspicion. I'm not sure just
the amount of medication justifies
that."
Authorities said evidence from
MethCheck only leads to prelimi-
nary interviews with police and is
not enough to warrant an arrest.
"It's just an investigative tool,"
said Van Ingram of the Kentucky
Office of Drug Control Policy. "Dur-
ing the course of any investigation,
you're sometimes going to inter-
view people who aren't guilty of
wrongdoing but who are part of
the investigative process."
CVS, the nation's largest phar-
macy chain, is participating in the
voluntary Kentucky program and
plans to install MethCheck in most
of its 6,200 stores across the coun-
.try by the fall.
"We wanted to make sure we
were in compliance (with fed-


eral law) and have a solution that
would be the least time-consuming
for our customers and easiest for
employees," CVS spokesman Mike
DeAngelis said
Arkansas started testing out
another program, called Leads on
Labs, in North Little Rock pharma-
cies last year.
The nation's largest retailer, Wal-
Mart, said it is working to develop
its own tracking system.
In Kentucky, the goal is to have
some sort of electronic tracking in
all of the state's 1,290 pharmacies
by the fall, at a cost estimated at up
to $500,000. Under state law, phar-
macies must employ electronic
tracking if the state foots the bill.
Drugstore customers "put up
a little bit of a fuss," said Amanda
Hall, a pharmacy technician at a
Kroger supermarket in London.
"It's usually the legitimate ones
who think they're being picked out
of a crowd, but they're not."


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).
* Dallas Justin Rexroad, 22,
N.E. 62nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 18 by Deputy Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with ag-
gravated battery and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. He
was released on his own recogni-


zance.
* Joshua Thurman, 20, N.W
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested July 17 by Deputy J. Fisher
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation - possession of a
controlled substance and viola-
tion of probation - possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
total bond was set at $4,000.
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
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GAS TAX: I have heard a lot of criticism about this 5-cent gas tax.
My understanding of this tax is that it is to fund the road department
in repairing and engineering. My question is to the people that are
complaining is would you rather pay a 5-cent gas tax or have your
property taxes increased? I would personally rather pay the gas tax,
since 40 percent of the gas tax comes from people who don't even
live in Okeechobee County. I stand by the community commissioners
with the decision they made.
OLD PHOTO: The archives picture in the July 15 paper is the
American Legion Fair 2004. In the picture are the commander and
auxiliary president of that time and members. It was the bake-off ac-
tivity for the year.
JOB APPLICATION: I have a perplexing question about job appli-
cations in Okeechobee. Why are some of the employers doing a credit
check on the person who is applying for the job? What does credit
have to do with your working ability? Not everyone has A-1 credit, but
that doesn't mean we could not do the job that we would be hired
for. We would be the ones who would try harder. That credit check
also knocks down your credit score. Give people who want to work a
chance -- you may actually wind up with a great employee.
RECYCLE: Okeechobee News has been printing a lot of muck
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complains that people do not recycle, but they will not provide bins. I
would like to see something done about it.
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4 while and it's nice to see him give his dad a hug and a peck on the
cheek each night before he goes to bed. He's a strapping 6-foot, 3-
�nch, 24 year old who is hot too manly to show emotion. The death of
his brother may have taught him that life is precious.

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Community Events

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

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee
-+- Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished'as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/okee -- select Info & Education. This con-
test 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 (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first
Thursday of every month beginning Aug. 2. Each meeting will be
held from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., room 113. Cancer patients, survivors and 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 devo-
tional 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
courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants
must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.



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Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of
the month to help and encourage women who have been diag-
nosed 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
information, 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 infor-
mation 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 Basinger 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 Graham 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 Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers
and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hos-
pice 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 meeting.
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 pub-
lic is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to los-
ing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome
to come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking LuncheoI will
be held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The
lunch will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and
information to promote their business. The meeting provides
networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainju-
rylawyer.com.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday
at 7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride
will follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride
twice before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at
(863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discus-
sion at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave.,
The Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until
7 p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopt-
ing in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and
is a question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee
Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster
Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion


at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.


person and a photo (any size,
black and white or color) to
the address below. Please send
your telephone number also.
Please remember that all
information will be considered
but all may not be published.
The proceeds from this book
will go to the Okeechobee His-
torical Society for use on their
projects most, of which, are


spent on scholarships and his-
torical mural projects.
Please send information by
Aug. 10.
For more information call
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-
6226

Betty C. Williamson
P.O. Box 248
Okeechobee, 34973


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 19-20. Activities will be for grades kindergarten
through sixth grade. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863)
763-0550.'

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

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

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

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.

Fort Drum church plans Bible school
Fort Drum Community Church will host a vacation Bible school
July 30-Aug. 3 from 6 until 8 p.m. Registration will be on July 28
from 3 until 5 p.m. Come for the fiesta and fun and bring your
swimsuits for some water fun. Snacks will also be available. There
will be an awards presentations on Aug. 5. For information, to reg-
ister by phone or if you need transportation, call the church at (863)
467-1733 or Judy at (863) 357-1581.

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. 50th 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.

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

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

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
members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River


Valley region for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissim-
mee River Restoration Project and recreational opportunities avail-
able for you on SFWMD land. For information, call Jeff McLemore
at (800) 250-4200, ext. 3022.


Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 19, 2007


OPINION








M) Gator-hunting classes offered


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,


p.m., Bryant Building, Second
Floor Auditorium, 620 S Merid-
ian St., Tallahassee. For directions
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., Gainesville.
For directions call (352) 377-4000
or visit http://www.paramountpla-
za.com/nmap.htm.


*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 li-
censed trapper in taking alliga2'
tors, 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


. , harvesting and processing, caring *Saturday - July 28, 1-4 p.m., adventure unlike any other hun
r; .; for your alligator hide and alliga- Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 ing experience imaginable. Fc
tor rules and regulations. U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Tampa; use the more information on these excil
Classes will be offered at the Orient Road entrance. For direc- ing alligator hunts, visit MyFWC
following locations: tions call (813) 621-7821 or visit com/gators and click on "State
*Wednesday - July 18, 6-9 http://www.floridastatefair.com. wide Hunts."

a Boaters urged to watch out for divers


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Submitted photo/Darlene Bass
Okeechobee High School juniors Jacoby Johns (left), Jessica Ziglar (center) and Chasey
Bass (right) have earned positions on the Florida state high school rodeo team that will com-
pete in Springfield, III. At the 59th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo.


Three local students to


compete in national rodeo


By: Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Chasey Bass, Jessica Ziglar
and Jacoby Johns will travel
to Springfield, Ill. as part of the
Florida state high school rodeo
team to compete in the 591h An-
nual National High School Finals
Rodeo (NHSFR). Bass and Ziglar
are three-year veterans of the
Okeechobee High School ro-
deo team. Johns just completed
his first year with the Brahman
team.
Bass, a junior at O.H.S., quali-
fied for the national team in sad-
dle bronc in first position and in
boys' cutting in third position.
He will compete in Springfield
in the saddle bronc event only.
This will be his third trip to the
national event. In his freshman
year, he traveled to Gillette,
Wyo. to compete. Last year he
competed in Springfield, Ill.
Ziglar, also a junior at O.H.S.,
qualified for the national team
in pole bending after tying for
fourth position in the year-end
standings. This will be her third
trip to the National High School
Finals. She competed at the
event in Gillette, Wyo. as a fresh-
man. In her sophomore year,
she traveled to Springfield, I11.
Johns, a sophomore at
O.H.S., earned his trip to the


Nationals' in bareback in second
position. This will be Johns' first
trip to the National event.
All three competitors just re-
turned from the International
Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee,
Okla.
The National High School
Finals rodeo is considered the
world's largest rodeo with over
1,500 contestants from 40 states,
five Canadian Provinces, and
Australia.
In addition to competing for
over $175,000 in prizes, NHSFR
contestants will also be vying for
more than $325,000 in college
scholarships and the chance
to be named the National High
School Rodeo National Champi-
on. To earn this title, contestants
must finish in the top twenty
after two go-rounds of intense
competition before advancing
on to Sunday's final champion-
ship events.
Please check www.nhsra.
com for possible schedule
changes and other times when
the 2007 NHSFR telecast will air
on RFD-TV. In addition, you can
catch all of the NHSFR action
live via Horsecity.com on their
audio web cast.
The tentative performances
for Bass will be Wednesday, July
25, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Johns will compete on Mon-


Sports Briefs -

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bowlers for their mixed league Elite competitive cheerleading
(four bowlers, two men and two squad continues to grow ev-
women). Teams are now forming ery day, and it's not too late to
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day, July 23, at 7 p.m. and Friday,
July 27, at 9 a.m.
Ziglar will see action on Mon-
day, July 23 at 9 a.m. and Friday,
July 27 at 7 p.m.
The competitors will also
have the opportunity to repre-
sent their teams in a volleyball
and basketball tournament,
participate in a talent contest, at-
tend a cowboy prom, compete
in an NRA rifle shooting compe-
tition, test their skills in a Knowl-
edge Bowl, shop at the NHSFR
western tradeshow and visit the
historical attractions of Spring-
field, Ill.
The daily results will be
posted on the NHSFR website at
www.nhsra.org.
For information about the
O.H.S. rodeo team, contact Dar-
lene Bass at (863) 634-5815.


As the annual two-day lobster
mini-season approaches and
thousands of divers prepare their
nets and tickle sticks, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is sending a
reminder to boaters to watch out
for those divers.
Using distance-measuring
lasers, officers from the FWC
and partnering law enforcement
agencies, including the Broward
County Sheriff's Department, will
conduct "Operation Wave the
Flag" on July 21-22. The operation
will take place just offshore of
Broward and Miami-Dade Coun-
ties to step up enforcement of div-
ers-down flag requirements and
regulations that call for boaters to
keep their distance from them.
FWC's officers' new laser
radar units will measure the dis-
tance between a dive flag and
passing boats. Divers are required
to display a red flag with a white
diagonal strip to indicate where
they are diving. Boaters on ocean
waters have to stay at least 300
feet from any divers-down flag.
Anyone who violates those
rules will be ticketed.
"We anticipate a busy week-
end due to an abundance of div-
ers scouting the areas for lobster.
Hopefully, this operation will re-
mind boaters to look out for those
dive flags during the even-busier
mini-season," stated FWC Chair-
man Rodney Barreto.


The annual spiny lobster sport
season, also known as lobster
mini-season, falls on July 25 and
26 this year. Thousands of divers
flock to South Florida each year to
participate. Consequently, it can
be a dangerous time for boaters
and divers.
"The FWC urges everyone on


the water to be especially care-
ful. Wear your life jackets and pay
close attention to what is going.
on around you," said Mr. Barreto.
"And watch out for those red-and-
white flags."
For information about the lob-
ster mini-season, visit MyFWC.
cornm/marine/lobster.


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6 Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 19, 2007


Don't break the bank with back to school shopping


WEST PALM BEACH -- With
the start of another school year
on the horizon, families will soon
be hitting retailers for all the back-
to-school necessities, from shoes
and clothes to supplies and elec-
tronic equipment. According to
the National Retail Federation,
families spent an average of $527
last year getting their children
ready.
"The changing demands of
academic programs require more
sophisticated supplies and equip-
ment than ever before," said Jessi-
ca Cecere, president of Consumer
Credit Counseling Service of Palm
Beach County and the Treasure
Coast (CCCS). "Coupled with
the cost of uniforms or school
clothes, individual supplies and
supplies for the classroom, the
costs can be overwhelming for
families. Without careful plan-
ning, families may be forced to
choose between their child's edu-
cational needs and household
bills." To help take the sting out
of back-to school shopping, CCCS
suggests the following cost-saving
tips:
Take advantage of
sales tax holidays
This year, parents can en-
joy tax-free shopping for many


Obituaries


Lynnell Allen
Lynnell Allen, age 67, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, July
16, 2007 at Tampa General Hos-
pital in Tampa. --
She was born
July 3, 1940 in n
Okeechobee.
She was a life-
time resident
of Okeechobee
and a member
of Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Lynnell
Church. Allen
Ms. Allen is
preceded in death by: her moth-
er, Novilla Lillis; father, Linwood
Safo; grandmother, Mamie Rob-
erts; daughter, Loretta Jones;
and, sister, Alma Houze.
She is survived by: her sons,
Emmanuel Safo, Kelvin J. Jones;
daughters, Brenda L. Jones,
Roshella Jones, Andreada N.
Jones; sisters, Velma Brown
and Peggy Ann Johnson, all of
+ Okeechobee. In addition, 17
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchil-
dren and a host of nieces, neph-


XtX ;


ews and cousins survive her.
Visitation will be held from 10
a.m. until noon with services at 1
p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at First
Baptist Church, Dean's Court,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth
Street, Okeechobee.
Robert Charles Ford
Robert "Billy Bob" Charles
Ford, age 21, died Monday,
July 16, 2007 at his residence


in Okeechobee. Born Feb. 21,
1986 in Paho-
kee, he was a i
lifetime resident
of Okeechobee
and a member
of the Church
of Jesus Christ ..
of Latter Day
Saints. He en-
joyed hunting, Robert
boating, and en- Charles Ford
joyed living life
to its fullest.
He is preceded in death by:
his grandfather, Johnny Stratton;


and, great- grandfather, Lester
McGee.
He is survived by: his father,
Charles Ford, Jr.; mother, Sara
Jo Ford; brothers, Keith Ford,
Jason Ford, Zane Ford; sisters,
Rebeka Ford, Jade Ford; and,
fiance, Heather Robert, all of
Okeechobee. In addition, he is
survived by maternal grandpar-
ents, Herman and Tressie Zobel
of Okeechobee; paternal grand-
parents, Gretha Strickland of
Okeechobee, Charles Ford, Sr.
of Texas; maternal great- grand-
mother, Alberta Stratton; paternal
great- grandmother, Erma Lee
McGee Collins; and, a host of
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Friday,
July 20, 2007, from 1 until 3 p.m.
and services following at 3 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth Street. In-
terment will be at Basinger Cem-
etery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral, Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee,
Florida. 34972.


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through Aug. 13, Florida shop-
pers will not pay sales tax on the
following back to school items:
Clothing and related items with a
sales price of $50 or less, books
with a sales price of $50 or less
and school supplies with a sales
price of $10 or less. This can help
your back to school budget go a
little further.
Take inventory
Begin with a list of all back-
to-school needs and expenses
including supplies, equipment,
clothing and fees for sports, mu-
sic and science labs. Next, check
around the house for what your
family already owns. Last year's
backpack and supplies may be
just what is needed to start the
new school year. In fact, wait just
a few weeks after school starts
and many backpacks and other
accessories will be on sale for a
fraction of the original price. Most
students will not need entirely
new wardrobes-just fill in the
gaps with a few new outfits or
uniform pieces. Well-maintained
musical instruments and sports
equipment are considerably less
expensive than new ones.
Don't buy new
Buying books for college can


cost as much as tuition. Used
text books can save you up to 50
percent or more. Most college
bookstores have used books and
there are lots of online resources.
Check out www.amazon.com or
www.textbookx.com for deals on
used text books.
Buy demos and
display products
For big-ticket items like com-
puters, accessories and other
equipment, a store's display mer-
chandise with small cosmetic
blemishes offer great consumer
savings and often come with war-
ranties. According to The New
York Times, almost $80 billion
of excess or returned inventory
piles up each year. American re-
tailers and manufacturers realize
they can recoup some of their
costs by selling these products at
a discount to consumers. Simply
inquire to a store manager about
the availability of these items for
purchase.
Eat wisely on campus
Generally, it is both cheaper
and healthier to pack a lunch than
to eat at school food counters and
off-campus fast-food restaurants.
Deli wraps, cold cuts, cheese and
veggie snack trays and salads with


grilled meat are easy to make and
will keep in lockers or cars for a
few hours. Consider investing in
a food dehydrator to make fruit
chips, fruit rollups and beef jerky.
Depending on your household in-
come, your child may also qualify
for free or reduced fee breakfast
and lunch at school.
Comparison shop
Sunday circulars and direct-
mail coupons provide great
updates on sales of trusted,
name-brand items. Pay particu-
lar attention to sales expiration
dates. If an item is not already on
the shopping list of necessities,
don't buy it, even if it is a great
deal.
Shop online and
at discount retailers
Several national office supply
stores are offering good online
prices for school supplies. Look
for free or inexpensive delivery.
Outlet stores and discount chains
can save you money on uniforms
and other school supplies. Check
out your neighborhood consign-


Community Events

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

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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
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ment shops and thrift stores too.
Some have designated space for
school uniforms and you may get
some great bargains.
Pay with cash,
if possible
Set a spending amount and
stick with it. Pay with cash when
possible and leave the checkbook
and credit cards at home to avoid
temptations for unplanned and
unnecessary purchases. If you're
short on cash, some stores still
offer consumers layaway plans
for time needed to save up for
purchases.
Use credit wisely
If using credit is absolutely nec-
essary, limit purchases to items
that can be paid off in 90 days or
less. Use a credit card with the
lowest interest rate. Remember
that using a credit card is like tak-
ing out a short-term loan. If care
is not taken to minimize charges
and make payments on time, this
short-term loan could become
a long-term financial and credit
disaster.


Start thinking
about next year
Keep a list of things you know
you will need and watch for sales
throughout the year. Set aside a
little money each month that is
designated for back-to-school
shopping. You will avoid being
overwhelmed by unexpected
costs that could lead to a financial
crisis.
Need help
getting started?
CCCS provides confidential
budget counseling, money man-
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agement programs and other ser-
vices to help consumers. Contact
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A Tholght To
Remember

Have you ever heard these
word? "The young are fearful that
youth will stay and the old are sor-
rowful that it went away."
How true! Sad, but true! To a
child, there is
almost a life-
time between
birthdays and
Christmas.
How rapid
time passes to

lapses in
childhood.
By Paul The, perspec-
Buxton tive of the
young is so dif-
ferent than of an adult. Return to a
scene of your childhood. Distances
between places hve surprisingly
been shortened. You look at it now
with the perspective of an adult
and no longer from the eye level of
a child.
It is no wonder that at times we
fail to understand the action of
children. We stand three feet taller
and that changes many things.
When we become perplexed at
children, it is well to remind our-
selves of the vast differences in eye
level and thought level.
Thought to Remember: "If one
cannot understand, they will never
be understood."




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Bush sets up food safety panel , a ,., i


By Tom Raum
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presi-
dent Bush on Wednesday estab-
lished a high-level government
panel to recommend steps to
guarantee the safety of food and
other products shipped into the
United States and to improve U.S.
policing of those imports. The
White House denied the effort
was aimed primarily at China.
The president was to meet later
Wednesday with his new Import
Safety Working Group. The panel
will be chaired by Health and Hu-
man Services Secretary Michael
Leavitt.
"The administration is con-
cerned about the safety of im-
ported products that Americans
eat and use and we'll start work-
ing on concrete steps to address
whatever problems they may un-
cover," said White House spokes-
man Tony Snow.
The Food and Drug Admin-
istration's ability to monitor the


nation's food supply has come
under sharp criticism from Con-
gress and others amid a string of
high-profile cases of foodborne
illness, including E. coli-tainted
spinach and salmonella-contami-
nated peanut butter and snack
foods, as well as concerns about
drug-laced, farmed fish imported
from China.
"This is not a slap at China,"
said Snow when asked if he
thought China would be offended
by Bush's action. "This is in fact a
normal piece of business. We get
food imports from 150 countries
around the world. It's important
to monitor them all."
Members of Congress have
criticized the FDA's plan to close
half of its laboratories.
Bush created the new panel
with an executive order.
Nancy Nord, acting chair-
woman of the Consumer Product
Safety Commission, called the
formation of the panel "a won-
derful step. The administration


is moving aggressively to address
the issue."
Earlier, she told a Senate hear-
ing that the rapid growth of im-
ports is putting a strain on her
agency. The intense pressures
on regulatory agencies were also
emphasized by officials from the
FDA and the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration at
the hearing by the Senate Com-
merce, Science and Transporta-
tion Committee.
Bush took the action as China
announced that teams of food
safety officials from the U.S. and
China would meet in Beijing at the
end of this month to discuss the
safety of China's seafood exports.
The FDA announced last month
that it would detain Chinese cat-
fish and several other categories
of fish as well as shrimp and eel
after repeated testing turned up
contamination with drugs that
have not been approved in the
United States for use in farmed
seafood.


Consumers get break at gas pumps


By Martin Crutsinger
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food
costs went up again but consum-
ers finally got a break at the gas
pumps in June, helping to lower
inflation to the smallest increase
in five months.
The Labor Department report-
ed Wednesday that the Consumer
Price Index edged up a virtually
minuscule 0.2 percent in June fol-
lowing a 0.7 percent surge in May,
which had been the biggest jump
in 20 months.
The price moderation reflected
a 1.1 percent decline in gasoline
prices, which pushed total energy
costs down by 0.5 percent, off-
setting a 0.5 percent rise in food
costs.
In other economic news,
construction of new homes rose
in June following two straight
months of declines, the Com-
merce Department reported:
The 2.3 percent increase in
construction activity was bet-
ter than the small decline that
analysts had expected. It pushed
home building to a seasonally ad-
justed annual rate of 1.434 million
units.
Core inflation, which excludes
the volatile energy and food sec-
tors, was also moderate in June,
rising by just 0.2 percent. Through
the first six months of this year,


core inflation has been rising at
an annual rate of 2.3 percent,
down from a 2.6 percent rate of
increase in the last half of 2006,
indicating that the surge in energy
and food costs are not becoming
embedded in more widespread
inflation problems.
That will be welcome news at
the Federal Reserve which is hop-
ing that an economic slowdown
will promote declining cost pres-
sures in coming months.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
was scheduled to deliver the cen-
tral bank's midyear economic
forecast to Congress on Wednes-
day. Financial markets expect he
will continue to signal that inter-
est rates, which have not been
changed for more than a year,
will remain steady for perhaps
the rest of this year.
The moderation in consumer
inflation was welcome news
for nonsupervisory workers,
who saw their inflation-adjusted
weekly wages rise by 0.5 percent
in June, the best showing in eight
months. Wages, after adjusting


for inflation, had fallen in four
of the previous five months this
year, reflecting the surge in en-
ergy prices.
Gasoline prices, which hit a
record of $3.23 in late May fell
steadily in June. The government
reported that pump prices were
down 1.1 percent in June, the
first drop since a 3 percent fall in
January.
Food costs, however, rose
by 0.5 percent, reflecting higher
costs for poultry, beef, pork and
dairy products. The price for fruits
and vegetables were down.
Overall prices were rising at
an annual rate of 5 percent in
the first six months of this year,
double the 2.5 percent rate of in-
crease in the last half of 2006 with
most of that acceleration coming
from the jump in energy and food
costs.
Outside of food and energy,
prices have remained moderate.
For June, clothing prices fell by
0.6 percent while new car prices
were flat. Airline ticket prices,
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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
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Ill.
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. only. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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Theatre II - "Transformers"
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and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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Theatre III - "Ratatouille" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
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Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, July 19, the
200th day of 2007. There are 165
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On July 19, 1848, a pioneer
women's rights convention con-
vened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
On this date:
In 1553, 15-year-old Lady Jane
Grey was deposed as Queen of
England after claiming the crown
for nine days. King Henry VIII's
daughter Mary was proclaimed
Queen.
In 1870, the Franco-Prussian
war began.
In 1941, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill launched his
"V for Victory" campaign in Eu-
rope.
In 1943, allied air forces raided
Rome during World War II.
In 1969, Apollo 11 and its as-
tronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin
"Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Col-
lins, went into orbit around the
moon.
In 1975, the Apollo and Soyuz
space capsules that were linked
-+ in orbit for two days separated.
In 1980, the Moscow Summer
Olympics began, minus dozens of
nations that were boycotting the
games because of the Soviet mili-
tary intervention in Afghanistan.
/ In .1984, U.S. Representative
Geraldine A. Ferraro, D-N.Y., won
the Democratic nomination for
vice president by acclamation
at the party's convention in San
Francisco.
In 1989, 112 people were killed
when a United Air Lines DC-10
crashed while making an emer-
gency landing at Sioux City, Iowa
-- 184 other people survived.
In 1996, opening ceremonies
were held in Atlanta for the 26th
Summer Olympic Games.
Ten years ago: The Irish Re-
publican Army declared a new
cease-fire and opened the way
for supporters to join peace talks
with Northern Ireland's pro-Brit-
ish Protestants.
Five years ago: ConAgra Beef
Co. of Colorado asked Americans
to destroy 19 million pounds of
hamburger meat because of E.
coli concerns. Alejandro Avila
was arrested in connection with
the slaying of 5-year-old Saman-
tha Runnion of Stanton, Calif.
One year ago: President
George Bush issued his first presi-
dential veto, rejecting a bill that
could have multiplied federal
money for embryonic stem cell
research. Prosecutors reported
that Chicago police beat, kicked,
shocked or otherwise tortured
scores of black suspects from the
1970s to the early 1990s to try to
extract confessions from them.
Today's Birthdays: Former
Senator George McGovern is 85.
Actor Pat Hingle is 83. Actress Hel-
en Gallagher is 81. Country singer
Sue Thompson is 81. Country
singer George Hamilton IV is 7.0.
Actor Dennis Cole is 67. Singer
Vikki Carr is 66. Country singer-
musician Commander Cody is
63. Actor George Dzundza is 62.
Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie
(Average White Band) is 61. Rock
musician Brian May is 60. Rock
musician Bernie Leadon is 60. Ac-
tress Beverly Archer is 59. Actor
Peter Barton is 51. Rock musician
Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets;
Bauhaus) is 47. Movie director


Atom Egoyan is 47. Actor Camp-
bell Scott is 46. Actor Anthony Ed-
wards is 45. Country singer Kelly
Shiver is 44. Actress Clea Lewis is
42. Classical singer Urs Buhler (II
Divo) is 36. Actor Andrew Kavovit
is 36. Actress Rachel Miner is 27.
Actor Jared Padalecki is 25.
Thought for Today: "An op-
timist sees opportunity in every
calamity. A pessimist sees calam-
ity in every opportunity." -- Anon-
ymous.


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COULE RRIES T TEIRCONCOUMS


*DEAR ABBY: I agree with
your advice to "Looking Twice in
Idaho" (May 21), who has con-
cerns about his girlfriend's lack of
a college degree. You suggested
premarital counseling.
Not all college degrees are cre-
ated equal, and a college degree
does not automatically insulate
one from life's misfortunes or
economic setbacks. This couple
should definitely make sure they
have compatible financial and
personal goals. However, the pro-
spective groom should not assume
that a lack of a college diploma
will cripple his future wife's earn-
ing potential any more than his
possession of one will guarantee
it. - Lisa in San Jose, Calif.
*DEAR USA: Many readers
wrote to say that marriage should
be based on love, not love of mon-
ey. However, opinions regarding
who should leave that relation-
ship and why varied. Read on:
DEAR ABBY: It is the girlfriend
who should exit the relationship
- and the sooner the better!
"Looking" equates success
with the future paycheck of a
woman he admits is kind and
considerate and who loves him.
He, not she, will be the problem in
any potential marriage. He should
value his girlfriend for who she is,
not for her earning capacity. His
attitude will inevitably destroy any
marriage he enters into.
There is nothing wrong with a
wife who prefers to manage her
home and devote herself to her
children and husband. Get a grip,
"Looking." Your immaturity is
showing. -. Tom in Aliquippa,
Pa.
DEAR ABBY: Since when does
love require a college degree?
This is the silliest excuse I have
ever seen for trying to get rid of
someone.
I never graduated from high
school, having dropped out to
pursue "life" as I saw it. I went
back five years later and got my

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GED - for myself. My husband
spent seven years in college and
received his bachelor's and mas-
ter's in English.
I .started working for a furni-
ture store when I was 17 and have
been there ever since. My better-
educated husband earns less than
half of what I do - proof that a
piece of paper does not make
one a success! Love is blind, and
it does not earn a salary. - The
Breadwinner in Cincinnati
DEAR ABBY: I, too, have only
a high school education. Twenty
years ago, I married a profession-
al. I married him for "love" and
thought that was why he married
me. Over the years I have realized
that in his eyes, love and money
are on the same page. I have over-
heard him talking with his friends,
saying, "Well, she only makes
enough money for groceries!"
If "Looking" has doubts now,
then there is a real problem. He
should break up with that girl be-
fore she wastes any more time on
him. She's still young enough to
find someone who will love her
for herself, and not the amount of
money she'll bring in. - Grocery
Girl in Glen Allen
DEAR ABBY: If "Looking"
wanted a college-educated wom-
an, then why did he date and start
living with someone who is not?
Was it just a fling? Was he think-
ing an uneducated woman was
fine to use until Miss Right came
along?
His girlfriend is the one who
should be questioning their rela-
tionship and having major con-
cerns about his ability to raise
children. With his hang-ups, what
values will he pass on to his chil-
dren? Will he treat her as a sec-
ond-class person, not an equal
and respected partner in their
marriage?
I think he is a shallow person,
and I hope she has better sense
than to marry him. - Nancy in
Houston


Peanuts


Pickles


The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put
an end to your relationships with peo-
ple who don't give back. You can do so
much better if you go it alone or stick
to those individuals willing to work as
hard as you do. A problem will surface
at home.
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changes to something you've been
working on.
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to make more money. Anger, aggres-
sive action or downright pushiness will
backfire. It's best not to travel or get in-
volved in anything that could result in
your confinement or limitation of any
kind.
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on someone but, if you do, you aren't
likely to get what you want. Expect the
people around you to overreact and to
push back. Compromise will be your
best bet. Put time aside for romance.
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LARGE BLACK DOG- female,
vic of Hwy 441 Call to identi-
fy (863)357-3249


PAPILLON PUPPY- 9 wks old,
36 Terrace SE near Ever-
glades Elem. 7/16. Wh/br
w/bl ears. Reward
(850)758-7103


BLACK LAB- 7 yrs old, Crate
trained. Good w/kids & small
dogs. Free to good home.
(863)517-1704 Wayne
BLACK MOUTH CURR, (9),
male & female, 6 weeks old,
to good homes only.
(863)634-7577
CHICKENS (4). Roosters (3) &
Ducks (4). Free to good
homes only. (863)763-6762
Otter Creek.
KITTENS, 2 orange Tabbies, 1
gray/black striped. To good
homes. (863)357-0716
LAB MIX DOGS, 1 brown
malp, 1 black female, 11
months old. To good homes,
room to run. (561)719-4178
TRUCK TIRES, Mounted on
wheels for off-road use. Free
to good home.
(863)675-1862


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20th & 21st, 8:30 am - 3
pm, 501 NE 5th Street. Lon-
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apt. Bed, Small Sect Sofa,
Playstation w/games, lots of
Jr. clothes, great for back to
school


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July 20th & 21st, 8am-?,
1402 N.E. 39th Blvd.
(Evergreen Cemetery Rd.)
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




ESTIMATOR
Proficient in estimating
commercial projects &
experience with
estimating software. Must
be able to read blueprints.
(863)467-0831 DFWP

FITNESS CENTER
FRONT DESK
6am - 8am Monday thru Friday
Call 863-357-6900.

Licensed Real Estate Agents
needed for Okeechobee of-
fice. Call 863-467-3670

Professional Sales Executive
position available for a busy
new home sales business.
Sales experience a plus. No
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Salary plus commission.
Call (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700.

ROOFERS
Sub-Crews wanted. All types
of roofing. Okeechobee
Area. Call 863-763-9-119



EXPANDING TO HENDRY
COUNTY
Home held agency seeking
RN Case Manager, LPN, HHA
& MSW. Top pay! Great place
to work! (863)491-0002 or
1-888-491-0009


Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
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License # 2423



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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
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Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 1 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





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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
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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


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",
S 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



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


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $500
neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
Os 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 XR 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,
incid mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHAIR, Leather, Burgundy, 6
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
DRESSER, 3 drawer & night
stand Good condition. $80.
Will separate.
(863)467-4095
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 TOPR 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


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 Carton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $295 or best offer.
(863)673-2593
SLEEPER SOFA: Floral design.
Excellent condition. $175.
(863)763-5216
SLEEPER SOFA, Gray plaid
.queen. $100 (863)763-7931
SWIVEL ROCKER- Green,
good condition. $25
(863)610-0020



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


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
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)324-2550
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 lbs.
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- Many, 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


MOTORIZED CHAIR, Hover-
round MPV4, exc. cond.,
list price $6200, sell for
$1,000 neg. (863)634-8872
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
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
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
CHIHUAHUA PUPS- Not T-
Cups. 12wks, 3 Blondes, 2-
F, 1-M, CKC, Health cert.,
$200. 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

BOOM BOX- Sanyo,
AM/FM/CD/Cassette player.
24"L x 9"W $30
(863)763-0625

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

MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $700 or best
offer. (863)634-6476

PIONEER STEREO, York &
Bose speakers. Oldies but,
still plays good. $150.
(863)634-3659

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,
good 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


THURSDAY PRIME TIME


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
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


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


HORSE TRAILER- '99, Bee 2
horse bumper pull trailer.
Good condition. $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
LAWN MOWERS, 1 Scag, 48"
cut, $5000 & 50" cut Dixie
Chopper, $4500.
(863)227-0533
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 B&S, runs
great, $400 or trade for a 4'
bush hog. 863-675-1816
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

i g RENT

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.


DIXIE RANCH, 3BR/1BA, Cen-
tral air & heat.
863)763-7622 or

OKEE.: (2) 2br/1ba, unfurn
duplex's. $650/mo + 1st mo
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
(239)707-5155
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo+ Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108


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* Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740



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




MOORE HAVEN- New '07,
55+ Comm., D/W, 2br/2ba
on river. Bring boat/yacht!
Beautifully landscaped. Wa-
ter &, Electric at dock.
$1200. meo. (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 104-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





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



BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 me. $145,000.
(863)484-0809

RENT TO OWN: New 3/2/1 in
Basswood. 1700 sf., gar.
$1200. mo. + 1st, last &
sec.dep.561-718-2822




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


Mobile Homes


Mobile Home -Lots 2005
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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
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 '88-CORSAIR,
unfurnished, located in Whis-
per Creek 55+ community. In
LaBelle area. $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
Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models MUST GO!
Call for FREE Color Brochures
(800)622-2832

Recreation I



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 HR
motor & Minnkota 65 trolling
motor. $800 (863)674-0098
BOAT: 151/2 FT, Aluminum, V-
Haul, 20 hp Johnson, TrIr.,
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 trr,
$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 trir,
$3600 (863)634-1567 or
(863)763-4349
LAKE AND BAY '03, "Boca
Grande" 20 Ft., '03 Yamaha
225 hpdi VMax, 80 hrs. War-
ranty 'til '09, Custom tandem
Boat Master trr. All like new.
$34,900. 239-691-4004
NEW AIR BOAT SEATS- cush-
ions, slips, any color, $200
each (561)644-1957
PONTOON BOAT- 24', 90hp
Merc 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








%a h A N .TrI I aY.J uly 19. 2007


DUTCHMAN 1994, 27 Ft. w/
Florida Rm. LaBelle area.
Must be moved. $4000. neg.
(989)656-9933/553-7734



DAVIT, for Jet Ski, with cradle,
hand crank, piling mounted,
$200. (863)675-1033

SEADOO GSI '97- with trailer,
runs great, $1700
863 634-1567 or
863)763-4349




FISH FINDER & BOTTOM
FINDER- Hummingbird 400
Series. Like new. $75.
(863)634-1545

PROPELLER- For Evinrude
motor, 17" Pitch. Recondi-
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 mls. $4000 or
best offer. (863)610-0045

TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mls. $15,000.
(863)227-0336




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

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

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




BUICK REGAL LS '01, Sun-
roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
(863)467-5534
BUICK ROADMASTER '96-
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93- Pearl
white, great cond, 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
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.



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
BUMPER- Ranch hand full re-
placement, fits '03-up Chevy
D pu. $800 negotiable.
(863)697-1692
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.OL engine,
trans. case, 5 spd manual,
new clutch, 3 1/2" lift, seats,
etc. $750 (239)895-3269
RIMS & TIRES, 24", 6 lug, fits
Chevy & Nissan Titan,
$2500 (863)673-2314


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 (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,
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
TIRES, (4), brand new, 13",
$175 or best offer.
(863)467-8856 Iv. name &
phone #.
TOW DOLLY, Kar Kaddy, circa
1984, exc. cond., newly
painted & rewired, good
tires. $600 (863)946-0697
TRANSMISSION, Turb 700,
rebuilt, $350 or best offer.
(863)467-8856 Iv. name &
phone #
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


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 F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0113 Muse
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
CHEVY TAHOE '01, 88k miles,
tan leather int., fully loaded,
4wd, exc. cond. Must see.
$15,500 (863)467-9902
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL !!! (863)763-4821


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, lOOK + miles, interior
in good cond. $500
(863)467-4258


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500






LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, -OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON AUGUST 3, 2007 AT 9.00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS :
1995 Chevy Blazer
VIN#1GNDT13W8SK122599
1987 Ford F-150 Truck
VIN#1FTDF15Y8HKB37899
2001 Ford F-250 Truck
VIN#1 FTNX20S11 EA05534
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE ! SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS' CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
225870 ON 7/19/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
AVELO MORTGAGE, L.L C.,
Plaintiff
vs.
CASE NO. 2007 CA 163
JAMES DEAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES DEAN; WENDY DEAN; THE
UNKOWN SPOUS OF WENDY DEAN; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OF
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
; UNKNOWN TENTANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES DEAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES DEAN; WENDY
DEAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WENDY DEAN: IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FEDNANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to tile your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days ol the first publica-
tion of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against thlie following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 20, BASSWOOD, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3.
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
3783 NORTHWEST 24TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petitioner.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 5th
day ofl July, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Arlene Neslis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior ti the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDO) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorneys for Plaintiff
224440 ON 7/12,19/07


I Public NotIce


Notice of Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting of the
Grove Community District
The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting on August 7, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in Room B111 of
IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The purpose of the Public Heanng is to receive public comment on the Fiscal Year
2007/2008 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. A copy ol
the Budget andor the Agenda may be obtained at the offices of the District Man-
ager, 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410, during nor-
mal business hours. The purpose ol the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board
to consider any other business which may properly come before it The meeting
is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of
Florida Law for Community Development Districts. Meetings may be continued
as found necessary at a time and place specified on the record.
There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by tele-
phone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so
that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meet-
ings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 or toll-free at
(877) 737-4922, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meetings.
II any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record in
cludes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based.
Grove Community District
217702 ON 7/19,26/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene workshop
sessions on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 1,
2007 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Okeechobee, Florida to
discuss the tentative county budgets) for fiscal year 2007 / 2008.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she must ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Debra Lewis or Lynn Shain, no later than two (2)
working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100, If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
(TTY).
Ray R. Domer, Ch yman
Board of County Chmmissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
225171 ON 7/19,26/07
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Community Events


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

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

Church hosting fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community Church will be holding a men's fel-
lowship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship every other Monday starting at 6:30
a.m. For information or if you need transportation to and from these
activities, call (863) 467-1733.

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.

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

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

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

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

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
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the
Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For
information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

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
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7pm in the library board room. At that time
the 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
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and
FPL corporate funds. The program provides emergency assis-
tance funds to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable


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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 de-
termine if you qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation Army
are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.


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