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Vol. 98 No. 325 Wednesday, November 21, 2007 500 Plus tax


Inside

Local sex offender
held without bond
A convicted sex offend-
er who has been living in
Okeechobee County is current-
ly being held without bond in
a Clanton, Ala., jail in connec-
tion with him taking a runaway
teenage girl there from her
hometown in Florida.
A spokesperson from the
Clanton Police Department
(CPD) said Tuesday that David
Lawrence Emrick, 49, N.W 74"t
Terrace, is being held on a felo-
ny charge of interference with
child custody.
Page 3

Central is
looking forward
to Thanksgiving
First Grade has been busy
learning about Colonial times.
We learned they flew kites,
jumped rope, and sang songs,
like we do today. We learned
they dressed different than we
do. Just as long ago, we like to
be with our friends and rela-
tives. We are looking forward
to our Thanksgiving vacation
time.
Page 9

Briefs

Taylor Creek
locks are closed
The S-193 navigation lock at
Taylor Creek will be closed to
boat traffic as of Monday, Nov.
19, except for emergencies.
For additional information
about the current drought, wa-
ter levels or other South Florida
Water Management District
projects, call the Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.

Holiday trash pickup
times released
To All Haul customers, due
to the upcoming Thanksgivings
Holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22,
regularly scheduled Thursday
trash pick up for the Buckhead
Ridge area will be picked up
on Friday, Nov. 23. Regularly
scheduled trash pickup on Fri-
day, Nov. 23, in the Lake Port,
Palmdale, Ortona and unincor-
porated Moore Haven areas
will be picked up Saturday,
Nov. 24. If you have any ques-
tions please call, All Haul at
(863) 467-2070

Drought Index
Current: 421
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.32 feet
Last Year: 12.39 feet
�1 Source: South
7' Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds..... ........... 10-13
C o m ics ...................................... 8
Community Events.................... 4
C rossw ord ............................... 10
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ............... .............. 4
S ports ...................................... 14
T V ............................................ 11
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


Community Links. Individual Voices.



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Candidates line up for top job


Commissioners to
review backgrounds

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers is about to take the next step
toward identifying a county ad-
ministrator to replace former
county George Long, whose
contract was not renewed.
On Nov. 20 commissioners
received background informa-


tion on eight candidates that
recruiter Colin Baenziger rec-
ommended for the post.
"We have picked out nine
to look at more carefully," Mr.
Baenziger told commissioners
when he appeared at their Nov.
8 meeting. Those nine were
selected from a list of 38 appli-
cants. At that time he was not
prepared to release the names
of those nine candidates in case
some should be eliminated. Ev-
idently one of them was elimi-
nated for some reason.
For the next several days


commissioners will be going
over notebooks containing re-
sumes, and the results of civil,
criminal, credit and newspa-
per archive checks, as well as
comments on interviews for
each of the candidates. As of
press time commissioners had
not been able to fully study the
notebooks and could make no
comments.
Those recommended in-
clude Ray Britt of Deland. He is
currently serving as finance di-
rector for the City of Palm Coast.
Formerly he was comptroller


for the City of Port Orange.
Kenneth Fields of Boca Ra-
ton is another of the contend-
ers. From 2002 through 2006 he
was executive administrative
officer for the Seminole Tribe
of Florida. Before that he was
assistant city manager in Hol-
lywood.
From Hilton, NY Richard
Finn has applied for the posi-
tion. From 1999 to 2004 he was
city manger for Takoma Park,
Md. Before that he served as city
manager of Sandusky, Ohio.
Business owner William


Fire safety workbook: family teaching tool


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Smokey Bear and Forest Rangers Brian Cross (back-left) and John Phillips (back-right) visited North Elementary
School where their kindergartners in Ms. Smith's class participated in a fire prevention program that incorporated
fire prevention education into reading and writing.


Smokey Bear visits students at NES


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
North Elementary School
kindergartners and first grad-
ers received a special visit
from Smokey Bear because
of their hard work learning
about fire prevention.
For two years North El-
ementary School has par-
ticipated in the Department
of Forestry's (DOF) Smokey
Bear program where DOF
provides the kindergarten
classes with a Smokey Bear
backpack. In the backpack is
a stuffed Smokey Bear along
with books and activities per-
taining to fire safety and pre-
vention that the students take
home to work through with
their family.
This allows the DOF to


reach the parents or care-
givers of the children with
helpful fire prevention skills
and encourages them to take
steps in their homes to make
sure their family is safe in the
event of a fire. The backpack
also contains a composition
book in which the students
are required to write a jour-
nal entry about what they
did with Smokey Bear at their
house.
Forest Ranger John Phil-
lips explained that he keeps
the journals from each back-
pack and forwards the letters
onto individuals such as State
of Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles Bronson.
So far, North Elementary
is the only school that has in-
corporated this program into


Tax office offering


two new services


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Tax
Collector Celeste Watford
spoke to the Rotary Club of
Okeechobee concerning the
new services and items that
are being offered at the local
tax collector's office.
The tax collector's office is
located in Suite B at 307 N.W
Fifth Ave.
Mrs. Watford explained two
new programs that are now
offered at the tax collector's
office including the "2 4 U"
program that will begin in
January, 2008. This will allow
vehicle owners to purchase
their tag/registration renewals
for two years rather than just
one year. This provides people
with the convenience of not
worrying about renewing their
registrations each year.


This service among oth-
ers is offered online through
www.okeechobeecountytax-
collector.com.
Mrs. Watford explained that
in the past individuals had cho-
sen to purchase gift certificates
for specialty license plates for
friends or family which was
difficult to do because both
parties had to be present to
purchase them. Now people
can come to the office and pur-
chase a gift certificate for the
particular specialty tag without
the extra issues.
The gift certificate is pur-
chased by paying only the ad-
ditional charge of obtaining
the specialty. tag which tops
out at $27. Upon purchase
they receive a certificate that
does not expire to give as a gift
See Services - Page 2


their kindergarten curricu-
lum. For their participation,
after every student has had
a chance to take home the
Smokey Bear backpack they
get to have a meet and greet
with Smokey Bear himself.
Smokey Bear has warned
people about the ravages of
wild fire for years and years.
He is dressed in a Ranger's
hat and' blue jeans and often
sports a shovel. His famous
slogan, "only you can pre-
vent forest fires" is one of the
most recognized advertising
phrases in the world, and is
protected by federal law.
The DOF and Smokey
educate the public that most
disastrous wildfires are pre-
ventable with education
and responsible practices.


Through this program par-
ents can learn how to protect
their homes from wildfire.
Statistics show that one
out of every five human-
caused wildfires was started
by a camp or warming fire
that got away.
The following are some
common fire safety tips:
* If smoking is permit-
ted outdoors, safe practice
requires a 3-foot .clearing
around the smoker.
* Don't park your vehicle
on dry grass.
* If off-road vehicle use is
allowed, internal combustion
equipment requires a spark
arrester.
* Know your county's
See Safety - Page 2


Scott Janke also wants to be
county manager. Before going
into business for himself, Mr.
Janke was city manager of Mar-
athon. He was also city manger
of Seward, Alaska and Cordova,
Alaska.
The only female applicant is
Kathy Rice, currently assistant
city manager of Surprise, Ariz.
She was formerly city manager
of Waco, Texas.
John Schneiger of Jackson-
ville has applied for the job.
See Candidates - Page 2




OKMS


event


was a


success

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Main Street
(OKMS) held their post Hallow-
een meeting on Monday, Nov.
19, at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant where they discussed all of
the good and bad of this year's
event which was moved to the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center at
the last minute due to inclement
weather on Halloween.
According to Karen Hanawalt,
OKMS program manager, they
will be holding the event at the
Agri-Civic Center again next year.
The facility seemed to have plen-
ty of space that can be expanded
into outdoor and other areas at
the facility, depending on the
weather.
What went right at the hast-
ily changed event included the
use of the facility itself which
provided a dry place during a
wet evening and plenty of space
for the families of Okeechobee.
Marketing of the event through
media coverage and school an-
nouncements was very success-
ful due to the extreme number of
families that showed up for the
event.
The donations of candy and
other items were plentiful and
the community stepped up to
make Halloween a safe and fun
event for the children. Organiza-
tions, vendors and businesses
provided variety of booths and
games. Parking and lighting in
the facility was more than ade-
quate to provide a safe venue for
the nighttime event.
Volunteers made the whole
event possible.
According to Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May, there
See Main Street - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian and Okeechobee County Clerk of Court Sharon Robertson (left) hosted guest speak-
er County Tax Collector Celeste Watford at the weekly Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mrs. Watford spoke of new services and items that are available at the tax collector's office.


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Web site rates state's performance


By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
. TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Citi-
zens will find mostly high grades
when they check how Florida is
doing in public safety, education
and four other areas on a new
Web site that Gov. Charlie Crist
announced Tuesday.
But the "Florida Performs"
ratings are based mostly on the
state's own data plus some feder-
al and local statistics, rather than
non-government sources. Crist
acknowledged the assessments
are only as good as the data.
"It's not perfect," Crist said at
a news conference. "Nothing is,


but this is step one."
The site includes scorecards
showing how Florida is doing in
public safety, health-family, trans-
portation, education, economy-
taxes and environment-conserva-
tion. A color-coded arrow shows
the trend for three to seven sub-
jects in each area - green for im-
proving, red for worse and yellow
for steady.
"We cannot manage what we
cannot measure," Crist said. "You
can't known where to go if you
don't know where you are."
The results on the first score-
cards are nearly all positive.
Twenty of the 35 grades are green
arrows. There are only two red


arrows, one for access to health
care and rehabilitative services
and other for the housing mar-
ket.
Health access is worsening in
part due to an increasing number
of Floridians without health insur-
ance - nearly 3.8 million includ-
ing 647,000 children at last count.
The housing market got a red ar-
row because home sales dropped
by 25 percent last year.
The scorecard has a yellow ar-
row for high school completion
based on the state's data for three
indicators including a 71 percent
graduation rate. There's no com-
parison with other states. A na-
tional study by Education Week


magazine, though, put Florida
at only 60.5 percent, one of the
worst rates in the country.
Crist said he would be open to
considering national graduation
assessments if they are shown to
be better than the state's data.
The state already has an A-
through-F grading system for pub-
lic schools based on standardized
test results. More than half of Flor-
ida's schools received an A this
year, but two-thirds of the state's
schools failed to make adequate
yearly progress according to the
federal government's No Child
Left Behind rating system.


Spacewalking astronauts wire up station's newest room


By Marcia Dunn
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) --
Two spacewalking astronauts
wired up the international space
station's newest room Tuesday
and, to NASA's delight, kept the
next shuttle visit on track for early
December.
Commander Peggy Whitson
and Daniel Tani spent hours
hooking up power and heater ca-
bles and fluid lines between the
space station and the Harmony
compartment that was delivered
by the shuttle last month. It was
tedious, hand-intensive work.
"Yay! Got it," Whitson ex-
claimed after making a particu-
larly difficult connection. "Those
were hard."


Not long afterward, Tani com-
mented on how strong Whitson
looked.
"She's the king of the world,"
Tani shouted. "Queen," replied
the space station's first female
skipper, sparking laughter be-
tween the two.
The fluid lines - for carrying
ammonia, a coolant - were in
an 181/2-foot, 300-pound tray. The
spacewalkers removed the tray
from its storage location on the
space station, then lugged it over
to Harmony and bolted it down
on the adjacent lab module. It
was awkward to carry, and the
spacewalkers took turns, careful
not to bang anything.
While venting some of the
hookups, frozen ammonia crys-


tals floated out and bounced off
Whitson. She checked her suit
with a contamination detector to
make sure none of the toxic sub-
stance got inside.
Later, harmless nitrogen gas
vented out of a valve. "Oooooh,"
Whitson said, laughing. "Some-
thing coming out of my hand."
NASA cannot launch another
space shuttle until the school
bus-size Harmony is all hooked
up, inside and out. Atlantis is sup-
posed to blast off Dec. 6 with a
European laboratory that will
dock to Harmony. One of Har-
mony's other parking spaces is
reserved for a Japanese lab.
As the spacewalkers struggled
with stiff connectors more than
200 miles up, Atlantis' seven as-


tronauts climbed aboard their
ship for a practice launch count-
down.
The space station's three resi-
dents have been working almost
nonstop since Discovery's depar-
ture on Nov. 5, and just last week
moved Harmony to its permanent
location. This was their second
spacewalk; a third and final out-
ing is set for Saturday to hook up
another fluid tray for Harmony.
They've already volunteered
to work on Thanksgiving.
As the seven-hour spacewalk
wrapped up, Tani thanked flight
controllers for their help and
wished everyone a great Thanks-
giving. "You have a lot of smiling
faces down here," Mission Con-
trol replied.


Smokey Bear and Forest Rangers Brian Cross (back-left) and John Phillips (back-right) visited with the kindergartners and
first graders at North Elementary School due to their participation in a fire prevention program which reaches students and
their parents through take-home activities in reading and writing. Mrs. Murray's first graders visited with Smokey Bear.


Safety
Continued From Page 1
outdoor burning regulations,
unlawful trash burning is a pun-
ishable offense.
* At the first sign of a wild-


Main Street
Continued From Page 1
were no incidents or injuries re-
ported for the county concerning
Halloween. The sheriff's office
trustees cleaned up the Agri-Civic
Center the following day.
Some considerations and
ideas for next year's event were
discussed such as setting up the
day before Halloween so that
businesses and organizations
can put together more elaborate
decorations and booths. They
also discussed being able to take
down the booths the following
day.
Weather permitting, the out-
side building could be used for a
haunted house and more booths
and activities that could include
hay rides. This would create a
more distributed area where the
children could be rather than


Services
Continued From Page 1
to their friend or family member.
When they decide to renew their
registration and tag, they simply
bring the certificate into the office
to get their specialty tag.
Florida has many specialty
tags -- 110 to be exact -- includ-
ing several new tags. There are
new tags that revolve around
the armed forces. A gold star li-
cense plate has been created to
be given to surviving spouses or
family members. One free tag
will be given to the surviving fam-
ily member or spouse of a fallen
soldier. Additional tags will be for
sale for other family members.
There is also a new support


fire, leave the area immediately
by established trails or roads
and contact a Ranger as soon as
possible. If your escape route is
blocked, go to the nearest lake
or stream.
* Leave campsite as natural
as possible, traveling on trails
and other durable surfaces.


everyone being under the Agri-
Civic Center roof.
Some safety concerns were
that no vehicles should drive into
the arena while there are still
children walking around during
take down and no parking or
blocking of the back entrance.
Age limits were also under
discussion on promoting chil-
dren ages 14 and under for trick
or treating. Families that may
have an older child would be
OK. No adults or older groups of
teens should be getting treats at
the event which is aimed at treat-
ing the children of the commu-
nity. This will be promoted early
through the media and in the
schools.
The costume contest will be
restructured and take place on
a larger stage with two sets of
steps. The stage will also be relo-
cated to the area under the sound
booth to utilize the overhead
speakers and internal sound sys-


our troops tag and a NASCAR tag
to add to the list of the different
tags that are available.
Mrs. Watford reminded ev-
eryone that in order to receive
a discount, pay taxes early. In
November, you can receive a 4
percent discount on your tax bill;
December, a 3 percent discount;
in January, a 2 percent discount;
and, a 1 percent discount in Feb-
ruary. All taxes are due by March
31,2008.
All of these services are
available online at www.
okeechobeecountytaxcollec-
tor.com or by contacting the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office at (863) 763-3421.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagular@newszap.com.


* Inspect your site upon leav-
ing.
* Never take burning sticks
out of a fire.
* Never take any type of fire-
works on public lands.
* Keep stoves, lanterns and
heaters away from combus-
tibles.


tem in the arena. The costume
contest itself will have different
age groups, such as: birth-2, 3-5,
6-10 and 11-14.
Signage including a list of
times of events will be added to
the festival in order to educate
the parents who are trying to en-
ter their children in the right age
groups for the contests.
COPS will secure the stairs
and bleachers, as well as serve
as floor monitors and gate secu-
rity.
Possible ideas for food at the
event include FFA and 4-H groups
selling hamburgers and hot dogs.
Carl Shumate and Mike Costopo-
lous have offered to cook for the
volunteers.
Traffic was definitely an issue
with this year's event. Next year
they will be utilizing S.R. 70 as an
exit and keeping S.R. 710 as the
entrance which should alleviate
some of the traffic congestion.
More volunteers are always


Candidates
Continued From Page 1
He has served as city manager
of Montrose, Colo. and Fruita,
Colo.
Another out-of-state applicant
is Larry Stoever of Salina, Mich.
He has served as city manager of
Salina and Greenville, I11.
Rounding out the list is Gary
Word of Islamorada. Since 2006
he has been serving as village
manager of Islamorada. Before
that he was city manger of North-
ville, Mich. and city administrator
of South St. Paul, Minn.
Mr. Baenziger said the pro-
cess was moving along ahead of
schedule. Originally the names
were to be delivered next week.


* Store flammable liquid
containers in a safe place.
* Never use stoves, lanterns
and heaters inside a tent.

Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


needed. Next year they will have
a volunteer in the office at Agri-
Civic Center to answer phone
calls the day of the event and
more volunteers in costumes
handing out candy to children
waiting in lines.
More planning sessions will
occur next year in order to make
all of these expectations a real-
ity.
Okeechobee Main Street wish-
es everyone a wonderful Thanks-
giving and expressed their grati-
tude to everyone who made this
year's event so successful.
For more information about
Okeechobee Main Street and the
events that they host, contact
Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-
MAIN (6246).
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


At their Nov. 29 meeting the
board will narrow down the list
of candidates. Then the remain-
ing finalists will be invited to
Okeechobee on Dec. 13 and 14
for individual interviews with
commissioners and a public
meeting with all the commis-
sioners.
From those finalists the selec-
tion of a new administrator will
be made at a special meeting on
Dec. 17.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.



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No Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren
For the first time in many years, there will be no community
wide Thanksgiving Dinner at Grace Brethren Church. The church
itself never sponsored the dinner. The church just provided the
dining room. A separate organization called Grace Ministries
sponsored the event. Apparently that organization has ceased to
exist. Grace Brethren officials state that no one has contacted
them to use their facility and no one seems to know who is in
charge of Grace Ministries or if that organization is still in exis-
tence.
Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit court, has
announced that the clerk's office web site now offers Okeechobee
County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The site provides the ability to perform a person or case
search in a variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us
for the index and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public
record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
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 w6uld like to send packages
to active military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863)
697-2930, or e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.



Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
The wind will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast
at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper
50s. The wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower
80s. The wind will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of
rain is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and
a slight chance of thunderstorms. The low will be around 60. The
chance of rain is 40 percent.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of show-
ers. The low will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 30 per-
cent.
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of rain. The
high will be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. The low
will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. The high will be
in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. The low
will be in the mid 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The high will
be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


Lotteries

MIAMI (AP) -- Here are the numbers selected Monday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 7-3-6; Play 4: 1-5-4-5; Fantasy 5: 3-27-
31-7-14.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 3


Local sex offender being held without bond


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A convicted sex offender who
has been living in Okeechobee
County is currently being held
without bond in ,-
a Clanton, Ala.,
jail in connec-
tion with him
taking a run-.
away teenage
girl there from
her hometown
in Florida. io
A spokesper- David
son from the Emrick
Clanton Police
Department (CPD)said Tuesday
that David Lawrence Emrick, 49,
N.W 741, Terrace, is being held
on a felony charge of interference
with child custody.
Emrick was arrested in Clanton
around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 31, after he and the female
teenager with him began to aruge
at a gas station there. When an
named individual learned that
the 15-year-old girl was a run-
away from Bronson, Fla, they
called the CPD.
Emrick was, arrested when
thte learned that Emrick was a,


ulation of a little more than 1,000
people.
Lieutenant Evan Sullivan of
the Levy County Sheriff's Office
(LCSO) said Emrick was charged
with four counts of lewd and las-
civious battery on a child and one
count of interference with child
custody. Lt. Sullivan said Tuesday,
Nov. 20, in a telephone interview
that Emrick will be returned to
Levy County once Alabama au-
thorities are finished with him.
"We're waiting on Alabama
to do what they have to do," he
said.
He went on to say it's his un-
derstanding that Emrick will not
fight extradition to Florida.
Lt. Sullivan said Emrick and the
young girl had apparently been
talking to each other through a
boost chat program for about five
months. He went on to say that
the registered offender had been
seen walking on the street in front
of the girl's residence in Bronson
where she lived with her grand-
mother.
"He (Emrick) did not need per-
mission to leave the county," said
Michele Bell of the Okeechobee
C,, Ct Sh, ;(iff' Offirp (COC.90 in


us and he always did what we
asked."
Mrs. Bell is a member of the
OCSO sex offender unit that regis-
ters convicted offenders who live
in Okeechobee County. And even
though Emrick was not on super-
vision, as a convicted offender he
still had to register in the county
where he lived.
According to records from the
Florida Department of Correc-
tions (DOC) Emrick was arrested
Sept. 5, 1988, in Collier County.
On Nov. 8, 1991, he was sent to
prison after being convicted of
sexual battery/coerced child by
an adult. He was released from
the Glades Correctional Institute
on Jan. 27, 2000. He first regis-
tered in Okeechobee County on
Feb. 18, 2004.
"He's been here since then
and we've never had any prob-
lem with him," said Mrs. Bell.
However, that's not the case in
Levy County.
Lt. Sullivan said Emrick and
the girl went from her home in
Bronson to motel there on Sun-
day, Oct. 28, where the teen was
assaulted four different times that
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ville, Live Oak and then to Clan-
ton, Ala.
While the man and teen were
arguing at the gas station in Clan-
ton a patron asked the girl if she
was all right. She reportedly told
the patron she was trying to get
away from the man. The patron
then called the Clanton police.
Lt. Sullivan also pointed out in
an earlier interview that the girl
was very lucky.
"It's unknown of Emrick's
intent, but during the arrest a
backpack was discovered that
contained rope, duct tape, a pel-
let gun and woman's clothing
that did not belong to the girl," he
said.
The backpack belonged to
Emrick.
Mrs. Bell said with Emrick's ar-
rest, six registered sex offenders
in Okeechobee County have been
arrested in the last 10 months for
re-offending. Two of those were
arrested with child porn, three
re-offended with new victims
and one violated his probation by
having contact with a child. Even
though there was no sexual con-
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By Kristen Gelineau
and Dionne Walker
Associated Press Writers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Mi-
chael Vick surrendered to U.S.
marshals three weeks before he
was to be sentenced for a federal
dogfighting charge, and a legal
expert said it's unclear whether
the move will soften his punish-
ment.
"It's kind of like reading tea
leaves knowing what's the exact
impact on the judge," said Ronald
Bacigal, a University of Richmond
law professor.who specializes in
criminal law and criminal proce-
dure.
Vick pleaded guilty in August
to a federal dogfighting conspira-
cy charge after his three co-defen-
dants pleaded guilty and agreed
to cooperate with authorities.
Federal sentencing guidelines
suggest he could expect to serve a
year to 18 months, but Vick, who
has admitted bankrolling the Bad
Newz Kennels, faces a maximum
of five years, inprisqn.
The Atlanta Falcons quarter-
back is scheduled to be sentenced
Dec. 10 but worked out a deal "to


AP photo/Steve Helber
Michael Vick makes a state-
ment after pleading guilty to
a federal dogfighting charge
in Richmond, Va., in this Aug.
27, 2007 file photo. Vick sur-
rendered to U.S. marshals
Monday Nov. 19, three weeks
before his sentencing on a
dogfighting charge.
voluntarily enter custody prior to
Shis sentencing hearing," accord-
ing to a court document.


Vick's lawyer, Billy Martin, ex-
plained the unexpected move as
yet another step in the disgraced
star's public repentance for his
involvement in a bloody dogfight-
ing ring.
"From the beginning, Mr.
Vick has accepted responsibil-
ity for his actions, and his self-
surrender further demonstrates
that acceptance," Martin said in
a statement. "Michael wants to
again apologize to everyone who
has been hurt in this matter, and
he thanks all of the people who
have offered him and his family
prayers and support during this
time."
The order filed in U.S. District
Court said Vick was taken into
custody Monday "based solely
on his desire to begin his period
of incarceration prior to his sen-
tencing hearing and not because
of violation of any condition of
his bond."
In an e-mail sent to the AP, the
U.S. attorney's office confirmed
Vick's surrender but declined fur-
ther comment.
Vick's troubles began in April
when authorities conducting a
drug investigation of a cousin


seized. dozens of dogs, most
of them pit bulls, from a Surry
County property, along with
equipment linked to dogfighting.
It's there that the dogfighting
enterprise known as Bad Newz
Kennels operated since 2001 on
15 acres of land Vick owned.
Suspended indefinitely by the
NFL without pay, Vick solemnly
apologized for his actions before
cameras in late August - only
to gain more negative attention
when he tested positive in Sep-
tember for marijuana, a viola-
tion of U.S. District Court Judge
Henry Hudson's order that Vick
stay clean in exchange for being
allowed to be free.
Vick is also being sued for
more than $4 million by banks
claiming he defaulted on loans
and might have to repay nearly
$20 million in NFL signing bonus
money.
The gruesome details outlined
in the federal indictment - dogs
were hanged, drowned and elec-
trocuted - fueled a public back-
lash against the Falcons' star play-
er and cost him several lucrative
endorsement deals, even before
he agreed to plead guilty.


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Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
* Terrance Eugene Hill, 18,
S.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 16 by Depu-
ty Corporal Aric Majere on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with possession
of a firearm after being found
delinquent. His bond was set at
$10,000.
* Walter Powell, 39, N.E. Ninth
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 16 by Deputy Patricia Mas-
sung on an Indian River County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - third degree
grand theft. He is being held
without bond.
* Mathew Lee Grant, 23, S.E.
631d Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 16 by Deputy Rusty.
Hartsfield on a Bradford County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation - lewd and las-
civious molestation on a victim
under the age of 16. He is being
held without bond.
* Jody Clinton Underhill, 45,
N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 17 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a charge
of possession of a controlled
substance. His bond was set at
$5,000.
* Robert Clifton Cohran, 36,
N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 17 by Deputy'
Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with worthless check over $150.
He was released on his own
recognizance. He was also ar-
rested by Deputy Sergeant Clif
Gill on a charge of child abuse.
His bond on that charge was set
at $500,000.
* Gary Gaskin, 19, Monroe St.,
Fort Myers, was arrested Nov. 18
by Deputy Donna Lee on charges
of battery on detention staff and
inciting a riot. His bond was set
at $30,000.
* Stanley Lamar Beem, 58,
S.E. 86"' Blvd., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 18 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of driving un-
der the influence. His bond was
set at $500.


* Tiffany Williams, 21, N.W.
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 19 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on a felony charge of
child abuse, and a misdemeanor
charge of battery. Her bond was
set at $7,500.
* Tina Little Kitchen, 34, N.W
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 19 by Deputy Sgt.
Clif Gill on a charge of aggravat-
ed assault. Her bond was set at
$1,000.
* LorindaAnn Howell, 35, N.E.
Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 19 by Deputy J. Hall
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violation
of probation - possession of co-
caine (two counts). She is being
held without bond. Howell was
also arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her


with the misdemeanor of worth-
less check less than $150 (four
counts). Her bond on that charge
was set at $400.
* Tracy Ann Murphy, 44, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 19 by Deputy Ser-
geant J. Royal on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
amended violation of probation
- resisting arrest without violence
and amended violation of proba-
tion - driving while license sus-
pended-habitual offender. She is
being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
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BOAT PARADE: Would some of the nice people, who were in-
volved with the Christmas Boat Parade on Taylor Creek tell us if they
will have a parade this year and if so, what is the date?
SIGNS: Help save the planet, recycle your unwanted articles and
have a yard sale. Why would the city go around destroying the signs
that safely guide people to the sale destination? Fines should be ad-
ministered to those who do not remove their signs after the sale is
over. It seems like these officials have a lot of spare time on their hands
to have time to harass local citizens on such a trivial matter. What's
next as our freedom slowly dwindles away?
GAS TAXES: Oil is at an all time high, gasoline is over $3 a gallon.
Oil and gas have a detrimental effect on every purchase phase of our
economy. Retail businesses have had to raise their prices. Some busi-
nesses have filed bankruptcy, some are folding while others are strug-
gling. Foreclosure on property is at an all-time high. There's no end in
sight for our citizens. Stock markets are falling and the dollars is as low
as it has ever been. Our county commissioners voted to extend 7-cent
a gallon tax on gas as well as increasing the gas price an additional 5
cents per gallon. I urge our commissioners to at least have mercy on
the citizens of Okeechobee County and repeal this additional burden
and give us some relief. The 7-cent a gallon would have expired in
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Community Events

4-H plans yard sale
The Okeechobee 4-H County CounciLwill be holding a fundrais-
er yard sale on Saturday, Dec 1. The yard sale will be in the parking
lot of Mims Veterinary Hospital at 275 S.W 32nd St., Okeechobee.
The sale will run from 8 a.m. until noon.

11th annual fashion show and luncheon
Ticketsare now available for the 11th Annual Fashion Show and
Luncheon sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of
the Eastern Star. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the KOA
Resort. The event features a delicious luncheori and our spectacular
Tea Cup Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift bas-
kets to be won. The doorswill open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. No tickets will be
sold at the door. This is the holiday event of the season you won't
want to miss so reserve your ticket by calling our Ticket Chairman,
Dolores Anchors at (863) 467-1392 or any member of Okeechobee
Chapter No. 128.

Amateur Radio club has guest speaker
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a talk by
Dennis Decker of the Melbourne office of the National Weather Ser-
vice, after the regular monthly meeting. His topic will be "Storm-
Based Warnings and their impact on SKYWARN." The meeting
will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the American Red Cross Office, 323
N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee. Anyone who is interested in weather
warnings is welcome to attend. For information Call Harry Robbins
at (863) 467-7454.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
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.

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



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chris-
tian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 un-
til 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
AA. 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 Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meet-
ings each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people
and new ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399 or 610-9176.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of
Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For in-
formation call (863) 634-4780.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-
0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until
1 p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-.1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until
6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or
Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in
the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call
(863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407
N.W. Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike
Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyte-
rian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at
(863) 763-2893 days,.or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of
someone that might need this group, please pass the word.
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 CaregiverSupport 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, 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
Step 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.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon un-
til 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
cost is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is
welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. at 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 Churclt, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Li-
ons Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information,
call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.


Community Events

Healthy Start meeting slated
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. as part of the board
workshop/meeting. For information, call executive director Kay Be-
gin at (863) 462-5877.

Annual golf tournament planned
Communities In Schools/Police Athletic League will sponsor
.their eighth annual golf tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event
will be held at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $45 per
person or $180 per team. There will be awards and prizes given to
teams finishing first, eighth and next to last. There will also be a
chicken and barbecue ribs lunch. Hole and tee sponsorships are
still available. For information, call (863) 462-5863 or (863) 697-
6541

Radio Club to host hamfest
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a ham-
fest on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E.
Okeechobee. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. There will
be free parking, free tailgate with paid admission, door prizes, cof-
fee and doughnuts and a catfish dinner as well as drinks, hotdogs,
and hamburgers will be available. Admission is $5. For information
call Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454 or go to www.joshosterman.
com/hamfest/.

Garden Club to hold meeting
Are you a veggie grower or are flowers your thing? Just learning
or an old hand? Need to learn more or want to share ideas or help
others? This is the club for you. This month Dan Culbert will show
'you the gardens of Costa Rica on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. at The
Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6469.

Mighty Sprouts to meet
The 4-H Mighty Sprouts meeting for the month of November
will be on Monday, Nov. 26, at the County Extension Office from 5
until 7 p.m. There will be no meeting on Nov. 12 due to tne holiday.
The class will be making beautiful magnolia blossom centerpieces
for their holiday tables. If you have any questions about the Mighty
Sprouts club, please call the extension office at (863)763-6469.

Orchid club host guest speaker
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will host guest speaker, Gary
Bailey, on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office, 458
U.S. 98. N. Mr. Bailey has been growing orchids for twelve years,
assisting commercial growers in many of the big shows. He will
speak on the best way to care for your orchid when you first bring it
home. If you have a plant that is not doing well, bring it to the meet-
ing and Mr. Bailey will help you analyze your orchid's problem. For
information, please call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Toy drive for Big Lake Missions Outreach
The Old Men Riders are sponsoring a Toy Drive for Big Lake
Missions Outreach by having a 125 mile bike ride around the lake
on Dec. 1. and is asking businesses, churches and individuals to
sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The mon-
ey raised will go to Big Lake Missions Outreach. We will meet in
the movie theatre parking lot at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene
Rodenberry at (863) 610-1841 or Big Lake Missions Outreach at
(863) 763-5725.

Hospice offers lunch to medical staff
Hospice of Okeechobee will be serving lunch to all medical staff
in Okeechobee on Thursday Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
event is free and lunch will be served at the Festival of Trees at the
Blue Volunteer Building next to The Hamrick Home on 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Your Hometown Hospice staff would like to thank you for
all that you do to help those in need of medical care in our commu-
nity. To RSVP, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice will have a special week-long yard sale from Monday,
Nov. 26, until Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. until noon. In addition,
you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful Christmas trees
that are part of the Festival of Trees. Admission to the Festival of
Trees is free. The yard sale will be held outdoors near the Blue Vol-
unteer Building next to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-
1995.

Heritage Financial offers homebuyers classes
A first-time Homebuyer Education class is being offered on Nov.
28 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Heritage Financial Services located at 309
S.W. Park St. Okeechobee. Please call to reserve your seat at (863)
467-8899. The class will cover the residential application process
and credit guidelines needed to obtain loan approval. A fee of $25
will be charged to cover the prequalification and credit report cost.

Festival of Trees scheduled
Hospice of Okeechobee will again sponsor the Festival of Trees.
The event features a display of 100 ornately decorated trees and
other Christmas items. Admission to the Festival of Trees and The
Country Store is free. Hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, and
noon until 5 p.m. on the weekends. The Festival of Trees will be
running from Monday, Nov. 26, until Sunday, Dec. 2. It is held at
the Blue Volunteer Building next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, contact Cathy at (863) 467-2321 or (863)
697-1995.

Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at Soaps & Scents, 118 S.E. Park St. (across from
the Chamber of Commerce). Refreshments will be provided. For
information, call (863) 357-2368.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet at 7
p.m. in the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss
the title for the month. This meeting is open and free to the public.
Meetings and topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass
Castle, by Jeanette Wall," and Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Humming-
bird's Daughter," by Luis Alberto Urrea. The group will meet at
6:30 for our annual Christmas tea with the discussion at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 24, "Mademoiselle Benoir," by Christine Conrad. For
information call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Civil War re-enactment planned
The seventh annual Civil War re-enactment about the raid on
Fort Pierce will be held Dec. 1 & 2 at the Savannas Recreation Area,
1400 E. Midway Road, in Fort Pierce. On Saturday, camps will be
open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and battles will be
held throughout the day with the main battle being staged at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, camps will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m., with the main battle starting at 1 p.m. Other activities include
living history demonstrations, Sutler's Row, Civil War camps, La-
dies Tea, blacksmith and more. Admittance costs are $3 for adults
and $1 for children. Kids under the age of 6 will be admitted free.
For information: contact Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-7608, or
by e-mail at civilwargal@cs.com; or, Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541,
or, Greyriderl863@aol.com. All proceeds from the event will go to
the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #400.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5


Big Brothers Big Sisters event Dec. 6


Beef O'Brady's and Big Broth-
ers Big Sisters of Okeechobee
have teamed up to create "Bigs,
Books and Beef's," a spectacular
event to help raise awareness for
Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program
that matches caring adult com-
munity members with children in
need of a mentor. Mark.your cal-
endar for Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5
p.m. until 7 p.m.
If you show up at Beef
O'Brady's with an unwrapped
children's book for a Kindergar-
tener, first or second grader, val-
ued at $10 or more, or make a $10
donation, you will gain access to
this wonderful party, complete
with delicious Beef O'Brady's sig-
nature hors d'oeuvres, $1 draft
beer, $1 wine or $2 bottled beer
and entertainment proved by D.J.
Diamond Dave, also known as Da-
vid Stokes.
Plus, you will be helping pro-
vide for the Okeechobee area
children through Big Brothers Big
Sisters.
"Beef O'Brady's is excited


about the opportunity to partner
with Big Brothers Big Sisters," said
owner Greg Giles. "Our company
has always been very supportive
of educational programs that assist
children in reaching their potential.
Big Brothers Big Sisters and Beef
O'Brady's is a perfect match."
Okeechobee is the newest ad-
dition to Big Brother Big Sisters,
a national mentoring organiza-
tion with more than 100 years of
making smiles and turning "little
moments into big magic." The
concept is simple. Big Brothers
Big Sisters matches caring adult
members of the community with
children who are struggling in
reading and just need a little ex-
tra role modeling and one-to-one
mentoring. When these littlee"
are matched with the "bigs" the
result is magic!
Kelly Owens, case manager
states, "The results I've seen from
this program have been phenom-
enal. I've witnessed first hand a
tremendous improvement in the
literacy skills of the students we


have been mentoring this year. It's
not just their academics that have
improved, either. The teachers of
these students consistently tell me
how the self-esteem of the children
has excelled. It's thrilling for me to
see this with my own eyes-and
I can't help but applaud my in-
credible volunteers for their com-
mitment to these children as their
mentors."
Terry Burroughs, a reading
mentor at Seminole Elementary
states that, "The half hour spent
with his "little" is the most enjoy-
able of his week." His wife Mau-
reen, who also mentors, says that,
"It's a joy to see reading through
the eyes of a small child. It's very
rewarding to see the progress her
"little" has made."
If you'd like to learn more
about Big Brothers Big Sisters, or if
you need some ideas on what kind
of book to purchase as your en-
try into "Bigs, Books and Beef's"
please contact Okeechobee's Big
Brothers Big Sisters case manager,
Kelly Owens at (863) 824-2227.


You can shake those grocery store blues


One of the most miserable
places on earth is the grocery
store at 6 o'clock every night.
Here you will see women stand-
ing in line with hungry, cranky
kids buying overpriced, ready-
to-eat food for their dinner. They
might have a gallon of milk too,
or maybe even some toilet paper,
but one thing is for sure: they're
unprepared, stressed out and all
they want to do is get out of that
long line, get home and get ev-
eryone fed.
It does not have to be that way
and there are very simple solu-
tions (baby steps!) to getting out
of this awful rut and getting a grip
on the food in your house. One
of the first things to do is make a
shopping list.
Yeah, you've heard it before
and you somehow you think you
don't need to do this: you think
you know what you need. But
let me ask you this? How many
trips do you make each week to
the store? The answer should be
ONE. Even an extra trip to pick up
a gallon of milk is too much--it's
not going to go bad, so why not
stock up? Now don't go mailing
me explaining your space limita-
tions. Obviously, if-that is truly the
case (and you've eliminated the
"science project" leftovers taking
up valuable space in the fridge)
you have my blessing. But for
the rest of us, once is absolutely


enough. I cannot emphasize
how important this is. Staying
out of the store will help us keep
our finances in order and give us
more .time to do the things we
want to do.
The way to do this is to have a
plan. It doesn't need to be elabo-
rate, just a simple grocery list that
coincides with what your family-
eats (a menu for the week), what
you're running out of and how
much you need of everything. If
you're opening a can of tuna for
lunch, put tuna on the grocery
list--even if you have more in the
pantry! And even if you don't
pick it up this grocery trip, you
have at least made the connec-
tion that you'll need it in the fu-
ture, it's written down and it will
be remembered when it is finally
time for it to be bought. This is
how you keep your pantry per-
petually stocked.
At this point I have to address
the warehouse store. This is NOT
a good place for a lot of us to


spend their time or their money.
I have yet to meet a woman who
can go into one of these places
with a list and not come out with
at least five other purchases be-
cause they were "good deals".
And don't we all just love a deal?
I have more than once called up
a friend to gloat over the good
deal I snagged. There are al-
ways exceptions to the rule, but
for the most part, it's a slippery
slope and if you don't want to fall
down, you must avoid places like
those like the plague.
Here are some signs you've
got a problem with warehouse
stores:
*your purchases are stuffed
under beds in your home be-
cause you don't have the space.
*you're lying to your husband
about what you spent.
*you're hiding your purchas-
es.
*you're nervous when it's
time to check out hoping you
have the money to buy all the
stuff.
*you feel guilty about it.
Of course, this can all apply to
any store. Warehouse stores are
the places that I happen to know
from personal experience that
you can completely whack out
your family's household budget
for months because of impulse
purchases. And that's what the
whole economy of a warehouse


store is based on. They're count-
ing on you to overspend and im-
pulse buy and to thank you, they
charge you a membership fee
once a year for that privilege!
So get your menus together.
If you need help, check out my
website, www.savingdinner.
corn Keep a running list (I have
a cheap notepad with a magnet
on my fridge and a pen in the
knife drawer) and write it down
as soon as you use it, and above
all else spend a little extra time
on the list before you leave the
house. The time spent on the list
will pay off big time, because you
won't be running out the door
to grab a can of tomatoes for a
recipe because your perpetual
grocery list has you covered. As
this becomes a habit, you will be
flying in the grocery department
of your life, too! It will become
easier, you'll spend less time and
you'll be confident that you have
what you need when you need
it.
For more help putting
dinner on your table check
out her Web site www.Sav-
ingDinner.com or her Sav-
ing Dinner Book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her
New York Times Best Selling
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by Fireside.; Copyright 2007;
Leanne Ely; Used by permis-
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Traditional Seminole dress
Reese Bert, left, and Brandon Cardenas, right, both eight
graders, wore traditional Seminole dress to take part in
the Yearling Middle School Multicultural Club celebration
of National Native American Month. The celebration took
place in the school cafeteria on Friday, Nov. 16. Students
learned about the history, tribal government and culture of
the Seminoles.


Countdown to Christmas


Toy drive
planned for Dec. 1
The Old Men Riders are spon-
soring a Toy Drive for Big Lake
Missions Outreach by having a
125 mile bike ride around the
lake on Dec. 1. They are asking
businesses, churches and individ-
uals to sponsor each participating
bike. All bikes are welcome. The
money raised will go to Big Lake
Missions Outreach. They will
meet in the movie theatre park--
ing lot at 8 a.m. For information
call Gene Rodenberry at (863)
610-1841 or Big Lake Missions
Outreach at (863) 763-5725.

Holiday Tour of
Homes planned
The 2007 Holiday Tour of
Homes will take place on Friday,
Nov. 30, 2007 and Saturday, Dec.
1, 2007 from 6 pm until 9 p.m.
both evenings. Tickets are now
on sale at Raulerson Hospital and
at Suzie's Hallmark Gift Shop in
the Publix Shopping Center. Tick-
ets are available for only $12 for
the self tour and $25 for the bus


First grade readers and Smokey
First graders in Mrs. Stanley's reading class at North Elementary School met with Smokey
Bear on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in conjunction with a program that educated them on the pre-
vention of forest fires and fire safety.


tour. Bus tour tickets can be pur-
chased at the hospital. For more
information, please call Bill Ca-
sian at 824-2702.

VFW #9528 Auxiliary
sponsors Toys for Tots
The Ladies Auxiliary VF.W.
Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge is
sponsoring Toys for Tots Pro-
gram. This will be for our local
children; Buckhead Ridge and
Okeechobee. New toys may be
dropped off at VF.W. Post 9528
in Buckhead Ridge. No clothing
please. For information call An-
nie at (863) 357-0467.


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OKMS delivers Honey Baked items
Okeechobee Main Street president Maureen Burroughs (left) hosted the delivery of The
HoneyBaked Ham Company products to families such as the Young family (back-left to
right) Monica Young, Ed Young, (front row-left to right) Dean Jones,9, and Evan Jones, 15,
who ordered a turkey for their Thanksgiving festivities.


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Submitted Photo
Okeechobee Battlefield Friends held a reception, some of those in attendance were (left to
right) Dowling Watford, Willie Johns and Nicholas Flood.

Battlefield Friends holds reception


A reception/fundraiser was
held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Kar-
ey's to help raise money for the
upcoming Reenactment of the
Battle of Okeechobee on Feb. 2
and 3, 2008.
The Okeechobee Battlefield
Friends would like to thank
Greg Thogersen, Sean Daley,
Morgan Stanley, Karen Roberts
Sagemark Consulting, and Mike
Leyden, First Trust Portfolios, for
sponsoring this event. We would
also like to thank the community
and Officials, State Representa-
tive Richard Machek, the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, Chairman
Mitchell Cypress and Brighton


Council Representative Roger
Smith for their support.
Shawn Henderson, President
of the Okeechobee, Battlefield
Friends greeted everyone who
attended. Willie Johns, a mem-
ber of the Seminole Tribe of
Florida and Tribal Historian gave
us a historical narrative of the
Battle of Okeechobee fought on
that Christmas day, 1837. Sher-
iff Paul May and Councilman
Dowling Watford also addressed
the group. Barry Richardson, Di-
vision of Recreation and Parks
gave us an update on the prog-
ress of the park. They are putting
in fence posts and cleaning up


the property. People have been
stopping and asking about the
park. He indicated that the com-
munity interest in our new park
is very high.
A special thanks was given
to Betty Williamson of the
Okeechobee Historical Society
for providing a display of the
artifacts that have been found
from the battle.
If you are interested in be-
coming part of Okeechobee
Battlefield Friends or becoming
a sponsor, please contact Shawn
Henderson at (863) 634-9587.


Habitat needs volunteers

Roof workers
are needed
Habitat has a crew of dedicat-
ed volunteers who work hard ev- *I
ery week and more are needed. 4
Saturday, Dec. 1 and 8, we will be
getting the roof at our Playland
Park build ready for the plywood .
and putting the plywood up.
Needed are people who can
hammer and work in the rafters. '
We ask you to consider giving l
of your time to help others. If you
can, please come and help. The
work day starts at 8 a.m. The Play-
land Park build is located at 1680 '
N.W. 45th Terrace, Okeechobee.
Directions from Hwy 70 in down-
town Okeechobee; take Hwy 98
north, turn west onto N.W 18
St. which is the street just north
of the Civic Center and continue .
west to N.W. 45 Terrace on your .
left. The build is a couple of lots .- 4
down on the left. . ...
You can register to volunteer
by calling Shirley Matson at (863) Submitted Photos
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Church News in Brief


Holden

Hawkins
William and Nikki Hawkins
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Holden.
He was born on Oct. 26, 2007
at Port Saint Lucie Medical Center
in Port St Lucie. He weighed 8 lbs
9 ounces and was 20 inches long
at birth.
Holden was welcomed home
by his sister, Hannah.
Maternal grandparents are
Karen Cotton, J.W. Cotton and
Sharon Cotton of Okeechobee.


Submitted photo
Holden Hawkins
Paternal grandparents are
Cindy and Mike Bolinger of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Pat
Thum of Columbus, Ohio, Lewis
Snipes of Indiantown and Patricia
Hawkins of Lake Worth.


Jeff and Karen Varnadoe

Rucks -

Varnadoe
Karen Lynnette Rucks and
Jeffrey James Varnadoe were
joined in marriage on Saturday,
Oct. 6, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
the late Steve Rucks, and Jr. and
Jessie Striebel.
The groom is the son of the
late James and Dora Varnadoe
and Dora Sanchez.
Both the bride and groom
are from Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Cupid's Wedding Chapel
in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bride
was given away by her stepfa-


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their, Jr. Striebel.
The bride wore a white floor
length halter custom made Rose
Eren Boutique gown with a crys-
tal rose tiara and white veil. She
carried a bouquet of red roses.
The vows were witnessed by the'
bride's stepfather and mother,
Jr. and Jessie Striebel; and the
groom's brother-in-law, Darrell
Ferneau.
Following the ceremony, a
dinner was held at Dick's Last
Resort. After honeymooning in
Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple
is at home in Okeechobee.
The groom is employed as
manager of CARQUEST.
The bride is employed as
a Funeral Director Assistant
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory.


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

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

Church holds
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds
open meetings, for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance
abuse. They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights froip
7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics. For informa-
tion call Chris at (863) 467-5714.

Personal growth
group to meet
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, has a
Personal Growth Group which


takes a more definite direction.
If you think you are experiencing
symptoms of depression or anxi-
ety, this support group is for you.
Meetings are held every Thursday
from 7 until 8 p.m. at the church.
For information contact, Tony
Santamarina at (863) 467-5474 or
Jo Norris at (863) 746-5152.

Church host
annual bazaar
The Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church will host its Second An-
nual Craft Bazaar and Luncheon,
on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Come for a day of fun. They will
have a little bit of everything,
from homemade baked goods
to handmade crafts. A delicious
lunch of vegetable soup, chicken
noodle soup and ham salad sand-
wich will be available. For more
information call (863) 357-6500.

Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship 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.

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


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Away in a Manger
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteer LaBelva Boyd decorat-
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Festival of Trees. This is just one of the many items that
will be available by silent auction during the festival. If you
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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 16,
through Thursday, Nov. 22, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Fred Claus" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Starting Wed. Nov. 21 in
Theatre II "Enchanted" (PG)
Theatre III - "Mr. Magorium's
Wonder Emporium" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m..
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
We will be open Friday,
Nov. 23 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21,
the 325th day of 2007. There are
40 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 21, 1927, picketing
strikers at the Columbine Mine in
northern Colorado were fired on
by state police; six miners were
killed.
On this date:
In 1789, North Carolina be-
came the 12th state to ratify the
U.S. Constitution.
In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of
Georgia was sworn in as the first
woman to serve in the U.S. Sen-
ate.
In 1934, the Cole Porter mu-
sical "Anything Goes," starring
Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney,
opened in New York.
In 1942, the Alaska Highway
was formally opened.
In 1964, the upper level of New
York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge,
which connected Brooklyn and
Staten Island, was opened.
In 1967, President Johnson
signed the Air Quality Act.
In 1969, the Senate voted down
the Supreme Court nomination of
Clement F. Haynsworth, the first
such rejection since 1930.
In 1973, President Nixon's at-
torney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed
the existence of an 18 1/2-minute
gap in one of the White House
tape recordings related to Water-
gate.
In 1979, a mob attacked the
U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Paki-
stan, killing two Americans.
In 1980, 87 people died in a
fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Ca-
sino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Ten years ago: U.N. arms
inspectors returned to Iraq after
Saddam Hussein's three-week
standoff with the United Nations
over the presence of Americans
on the team. President Clinton
signed a law giving the FDA new
powers to speed the approval of
drugs to combat a host of killer
diseases, including cancer and
AIDS.
Five years ago: In a historic
eastward shift, NATO expanded
its membership into the borders
of the former Soviet Union as it
invited seven former communist
countries under its security um-
brella. In Nigeria, deadly rioting
erupted after a newspaper sug-
gested Islam's founding prophet
would have approved of the Miss
World beauty pageant, scheduled
to be held in the Nigerian capital,
Abuja (the event was moved to
London). Eleven bus passengers
were killed in a suicide bombing
in Jerusalem.
One year ago: Kathryn John-
ston, 92, was killed in a hail of bul-
lets during a botched drug raid by
Atlanta police. Lebanon's indus-
try minister, Pierre Gemayel, sci-
on of Lebanon's most prominent
Christian family, was assassinated
in a brazen daytime hit. A meth-
ane gas explosion.at the Halemba
coal mine in southern Poland
killed 23 people. Justin Morneau
won the American League's Most
Valuable Player Award.
Today's Birthdays: Baseball
Hall-of-Famer Stan Musial is 87.
Actor Joseph Campanella is 80.
Country singer Jean Shepard is
74. Actor Laurence Luckinbill is
73. Actress Marlo Thomas is 70.
Actor Rick Lenz is 68. Singer Dr.
John is 67. Actress Juliet Mills is
66. Comedian-director Harold Ra-
mis is 63.
Thought for Today: "Mod-
esty is the only sure bait when
you angle for praise." The 4th Earl
of Chesterfield, English author
(1694-1773).


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By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Explore
new avenues. Travel to places you
feel will inspire you. Readdress your
friendships, where you live and your
personal aspirations. It may be time
to make a few adjustments and move
on.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pay
attention to the older and younger
people around you. There is a lesson
to be learned and a burden to be
lifted. A short trip will enable you to
understand why a change must be
made.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do
things to help outsiders or causes
you believe in. It will put you in a good
position to advance in other areas of
your life. A proposal will enhance a
partnership but don't promise more
than you can handle.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): As
much as you like everything and
everyone to stay the same, that may
not be possible today. A strategic
move on your part can clear matters
up for many of the people in your life.
You will learn something valuable
today.


* LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put the past
behind you and move into the future
with renewed vision and enthusiasm.
There is an opportunity in the making
if you network. Change at home will
do you good so move things around
or rid yourself of old memories that
bring you down.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take
a look at investments, property or
even bargains on items you would
like to purchase. There is money to
be made and, if you are creative, you
should be able to put yourself in a
good position. Don't get angry.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Emotional matters will flare up and
may leave you feeling a little uneasy,
especially if you try to avoid what
must be done. Talks will turn out
better than you expect if you are to
the point and refuse to get angry over
past events.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you
have to take a trip to close a deal
or to inspire someone to do his or
her part, do so. Changes at home
will put you in a better position to
take advantage of the opportunities
available. A creative solution will be
exactly what's needed.


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Things are looking up at home and in
your personal life, so take advantage
of it. Don't initiate change that isn't
necessary. Deal with the inevitable
alterations and learn to live with
them.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Your focus may be on how much
you make and how far you can get
but don't forget about the one who
helped you get there. Being attentive
will help you avoid some nasty
emotional backlash. Protect what's
yours.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Someone will lend you a helping
hand if you ask. A change in your
financial situation can develop.
A commitment can be made that
will change your current personal
situation into something more secure
and stable.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You
may not see the entire picture but you
have to trust in your ability and move
forward with something you believe
in. Seize the moment. The results will
be phenomenal.
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*DEAR ABBY: I have been dat-
ing "Leon" for a few months. He
is smart, cute, ambitious, caring,
a great kisser and has a fantastic
sense of humor. The problem? He
gives new meaning to the phrase,
"Got milk?"
Leon still has the remains of
the first gallon of milk he ever
purchased when he moved into
his apartment. (He had overes-
timated the amount of milk he
would consume, and before he
knew it, had a gallon in his fridge
that was three weeks past its ex-
piration date.) Time passed, and
still it remained there. Soon it was
6 months old and a novelty.
Abby, Leon has kept this con-
tainer of milk through two room-
mates, three girlfriends, seven
jobs and two refrigerators. It will
soon be five years. He seems to
have formed some sort of sen-
timental attachment to it. Can it
still be classified as milk? Leon
is entertained by the reaction he
gets when people hear about it,
and even has a blog about it with
a picture.
If our relationship is to get
serious, I see a "me or the milk"
ultimatum in our future. Is it ask-
ing too much for him to leave his
life of keeping expired dairy, or
should I cut my losses and seek
a dairy-free bachelor? Or should
I just accept it as a souvenir or a
pet? - Lactose Intolerant in
Oregon
DEAR LACTOSE INTOLER-
ANT: If Leon has kept the milk
through two roommates, three
girlfriends, seven jobs and two
refrigerators, it may be that the
specimen is the only constant in
his life. Frankly, it's surprising that
the odor from the spoilage didn't
end his "udderly" revolting com-
pulsion to keep it.
If you have truly reached the
point of an ultimatum, tell him
he has milked the joke for all it's
worth. However, if he refuses to
let it go, then you will either have
to accept Leon and his moldy
memento as a package deal - or
"mooove" on.


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Quickly realizing that her blind date was
a dork, Amy began chewing on her emergency
supply of garlic cloves.

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*DEAR ABBY: My precious
Mitzy went to the neighbor's
house to socialize. She primped
for nearly two hours, and even
though she is of humble breed-
ing, I thought she looked stun-
ning. But when she pranced over
to see Adonis, he ignored her! She
swayed her hips to entice him,
but finally became discouraged
and returned home. I held her in
my lap to soothe her and gave her
a bowl of warm milk.
Later that week, Adonis' mas-
ter came calling and ordered me
to "Keep that tawdry Mitzy away
from my fine Adonis!" I politely
replied that my Mitzy would be a
marvelous catch for his Adonis,
and I am encouraging the rela-
tionship.
How can I protect Mitzy's
heart? Did I do the right thing?
- Lover of Love
DEAR LOVER OF LOVE: No,
you did not. You may be a lover of
love, but if you're wise you'll spay
your cat and protect her from
contracting a feline social disease.
That is obviously what Adonis'
owner has done, or Adonis would
have succumbed to Mitzy's at-
tempt at seduction.

*DEAR ABBY: I understand
men and women have, different
views on life. My fiancee and I
are being married next June. She
hangs onto old photo albums and
T-shirts from her exes. If she nev-
er looks at them, then why keep
them? - Put Off in South Port-
land, Maine
DEAR PUT OFF: People
- and that includes men, by the
way - usually keep memorabilia
out of sentiment. The souvenirs
may remind your fiancee of hap-
py events, or even reassure her
that people in her past found her
attractive. I am sure they are no
threat to you or your relationship.
However, if the fact that she has
them bothers you, ask that they
be stored someplace where you
won't have to see them.






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9


Central is looking forward to Thanksgiving vacation


First Grade has been busy
learning about Colonial times.
We learned they flew kites,
jumped rope, and sang songs,
like we do today. We learned
they dressed different than we
do. Just as long ago, we like to
be with our friends and relatives.
We are looking forward to our
Thanksgiving vacation time.
Students of the week: Col-
by Burke, Amber Hull, Colby
Shockley, Juan Cruz, Jose e. Ro-
driguez, Charles Muller, Shelby
Hannah, Erica Perera-Lombera,
Jonathan Najera, LaTaveous
Barnett, Delana Wesley, Judele
Root, Odalys Sanchez.
Birthdays: Julianna Hines,
Jafabian Smith, Maria Bucio,
Dakota Hart, Gisselle Leal, Jona-.
than Najera.
Second Grade
Mrs. Greseth's second grad-
ers have learned many interest-
ing facts about the pilgrims and
their lives during their study
unit. We learned our lives are
a lot easier! We have also been
doing a super job at subtraction
with regrouping! Super job stu-
dents! Congratulations to Car-
men Ramirez, Jemuel Garin,
and Alyssa Purviss. They have
over 100 steps in 100 Book Chal-
lenge.
Congratulations to Melissa
Rosalino, Dylan White, and Da-
mien Woodard, our students of
the week! Way to go!
Mrs. Whiteside's class has
learned a play about the First


Thanksgiving. The play is all
about how the Pilgrims were
unhappy in England and how
they came to
America. Then n
they became k
friends with the / '
Native Ameri-
cans. The class
was divided into
two groups. Some students are-
actors for the play and some
students are using puppets for
a puppet show of the play. The
class has done a wonderful job
learning their parts. The students
will be presenting the play to all
of the kindergarten classes.
Second Grade BASE
Mrs. Johns' and Sra. Rodri-
guez's 2nd Grade B.A.S.E. stu-
dents are working hard to meet
their reading goals. We are proud
to announce that many students
already have earned 100 steps
for 100 Book Challenge. Way
to go Emma Rose, who has al-
ready earned 200 steps, Our top
Accelerated Readers are Rainne
Kasik, Victor Gaona, and Daniel
Fulleda who have earned over
15 points each this year!
In math, we are working on
adding and subtracting with re-
grouping.
Keep practicing your addition
and subtracting facts at home.
Remember: practice makes per-
fect!
Miss Miller's Second Graders,
our class really enjoyed learn-
ing about volcanoes and fossils.


Thank you to Hadeel for bringing
in a fossil from home! In math
we are learning how to subtract
two digit numbers. In writing,
we are enjoying learning and
writing about mammals, rep-
tiles, birds, insects, and rodents.
Congratulations to Julie
Ybanez, Jonathan Bustos, and
Triston Root who all have passed
the 100 mark for 100 Book Chal-
lenge! Parents, remember to
sign your son/daughter's logs for
every 15 minutes they read!
Fourth Grade
Fourth Graders at Central El-
ementary have been working
tremendously hard at reviewing
the elements of expositories and
have begun to look at narratives
during the writing instruction
time. Students have been very
busy writing each week and col-
lectively, each class has raised
their MEAN by almost 2 whole
points. WOW, as we fine tune
our target skills, we ask parents
to have students elaborate when-
ever they can at home. Please
ask your child to always give you
very descriptive details and push
them to use stronger vocabu-
lary with rich verbs and colorful
adjectives. Parents, if you need
help with accomplishing this, do
not hesitate to give your child's
teacher a call and she or he will
be glad to share some tips. Don't
forget about our upcoming Writ-
ing Display Day on November
28th where you can see some of
your child's timed writings.


Submitted Photo
NEHS Donates Thanksgiving Basket
The luncheon staff of New Endeavor's made a Thanksgiving Basket and presented it to
one of their students, Keith Sharp, (back row, left), Lunch staff is (in no particular order)
Joy LeScavage, Jean Denisuk, Greta Wheeler, Jane Sills, Diane Johnson, and Rhonda
Moore.


Submitted photo
RSA celebrates Thanksgiving
Rock Solid Academy, formerly First Baptist Church Preschool, celebrated Thanksgiving
Dinner with their parents on Friday, Nov. 16. The students participated in a play for their
guests.


Holiday shopping in under an hour
(ARA) - The holiday season is Type up, on a single sheet of nate gift, in case your first choice
in full gear, and although these paper, all the people on your gift is unavailable. It seems simplis-
days are supposed to be all about list and make two columns next tic, but having a detailed list al-
friends, family and food, lengthy to each person. In the first col- lows you to proactively shop for
to-do lists are often so time con- umn, write the gift you want to what you need, instead of simply
suming that people don't have purchase for that person. In the browsing and waiting for some-
the opportunity to enjoy the sea- second column, write in an alter- thing to grab your attention.
son. And for many of us, the one ____________________________________
item on that list that takes up the
most time is shopping for holiday
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boutiques just to locate the per- ADVFRTISING NE rWORKS OF FLORIDA
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can do all your shopping, and The key to advertising success
even have enough time to enjoy a
glass of eggnog before your holi-
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Shopping can often take an , '
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In Mrs. Pritchard's class, Jo-
nah Macaldo, Christian Epps,
Niki White, and Matthew Lan-
ning have been recent Students
of the Week. Fabiana Santibanez
was our Student of the Month;
she exhibits the perfect model of
trustworthiness. Hold onto your
seatbelts, each student is trying
to present an idiom or figurative
language piece of the day. Some
of these are quite funny. Mrs.
Pritchard is also very proud of
the class, as they showed great
gains of growth in the month
of October for Success Maker
Math. In fact, a few kids have a
'few weeks off' in conjunction
with their very high scores. Way
to go!
Students are into a race to
see who hits 300 steps first as
well! WOW! I believe Dylan


was the first but Marissa, Fabi-
ana, Fred, and others are quite
close! Parents, remember, if you
are unsure of 'what' counts for
the steps, give Mrs. Pritchard a
phone call. She would like to
see each child reading at least 15
minutes each night.
Mrs. Pritchard would also like
to thank each and every family
in her class -- she is very Thank-
ful for such giving parents and
children and is very proud of
the successes she has seen of
late! The class is about ready to
explode and CAN'T wait for the
next Kaplan assessment to prove
how much they can SHINE! A fi-
nal thank you for the cans in our
Food for Families Drive -- that
was greatly appreciated.
Mr. Goff's class is still working
very hard to memorize our multi-


plication facts. We will be taking
a hot pencils multiplication test
every week and we want to be
able to score a 100% every time
we take it. In math we have been
studying chapter 7 which deals
with charts and graphs. We have
learned how to make different
types of graphs as well as how to
interpret the data on the graphs.
In science we are learning about
force and motion. In reading we
are reading a story called How to
Babysit an Orangutan. It is about
a camp that helps orangutans
recuperate and also raises baby
orangutans to be able to re-enter
the jungle. We are also working
hard on meeting our Accelerated
Reader goal. In writing we are
working hard on making our ex-
pository writings very elaborate
and descriptive.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Found 130
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2 AUCTIONS! 289+/- acres -
divided. Worth County, GA,
Dec 4, 10AM & 2PM. Devel-
opment, homesites, hunting,
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ecutive Mountain Home and
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DBL CREMATORIUM NICHE -
in Port Charlotte, Fla, w/dbl
urns, $750 (302)730-1147
(Delaware)
EVERGREEN CEMETERY - 2
beautiful lots, priced to sell.
$1000 (863)763-8614 or
(863)467-7068


SET OF KEYS - Found on Sat.
Nov. 3rd at Waste Manage-
ment. Call (863)357-0824 to
identify.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.


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QUAKER PARROT- Green,
blue, yellow, ring on leg, vic
of Capt. Henry Dr.
(239)839-2721
SHELTIE - F. Looks like collie.
Hwy. 68 E. & NE 48th Ave.
(Hilolo Rd.). on 11/18. 863-
34-4713 or 772-766-1815


CAT - (Turtle type) Free To
Good Home. Litter trained.
Never had an accident. Up to
dt w/shots. (863)697-8335
GERBILS, (2), 1 grey, 1 black,
female, to good home only,
with cage. (561)985-3004
IN NEED OF - Recurrence Bike
w/elec control & med. tens
unit. Anyone interested in
donating call (239)280-9541
KITTENS - Approx. 6 weeks
old, 2-Bobtails, 1- with tail.
(863)357-0716
KITTENS, (6), to good homes
only. (863)763-1893 ask for
Bob
PIGS (2) Pot Belly. Free to
good home only.
(863)467-6638 Okeechobee
Toy Pups, Tibitian Spaniel,
Japanese Chin, Toy Fox Ter-
rier, Affen Pinscher to good
home only. (863)983-6537
TURTLES, (2), red ear sliders,
1 hatchling (sz. of a quarter),
1 3 yrs. old (3" in diam.)
(561)985-3004


a - Sale

BHR - Friday, Nov. 23rd,
8am-4pm, 254 23rd..St.
2 Media Towers, 2 Media
Cabinets, Portable Bissell
Carpet Cleaner, Over 600 VHS
Tapes & Other H/H Items.


CLEAN UP
Will pick up your junk!
Heavy & Farm Equipment-will
pay CASH. Call Michael @
(863)634-4780
GET COVERED....Run your ad
STATEWIDE! You can run
your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers for
$475. Call this newspaper
or (866)742-1373 for more
details or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com.
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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sifleds


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Employment -
Fun-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERV TECH needed.
Dependable, Clean DL, Good
Pay, Benefits, 401 K, Min
3 yrs exp. EDE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
Driver- FLEXIBILITY TO KEEP
YOU MOVING. Individual Fo-
cus on YOU. Daily/Weekly
Pay. Benefits/401K. Well-
Maintained Equipment.
(800)734-8169, xl.
www.knighttrans.com.
Class-A CDL/4 months OTR
experience.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
DRIVERS- DON'T MISS THIS
Special Sign-On Bonus
36-43 cpm/$1.20 PM $0
Lease/Teams Needed Class
A + 3 months recent OTR
required (800)635-8669.
Drivers
TEAMS & SOLOS
NEEDED
Great Benefits
& Equipment
Class A CDL Req.


TRANSIPORTATION .SFRVCI-
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For more info
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Drivers-Flatbed Recent Aver-
age $1,173.00/wk Late Mod-
el Equipment, Strong Freight
Network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318
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ACROSS
1 Bette's "Divine"
nickname
6 Lhasa
10 Anesthetize
14 Bisected
15 Brutish sort
16 Lickable treat
17 Hoopster who
doesn't beat
around the bush?
20 Celtic land
21 It's right on the
map
22 Have a cow
23 Some entourage
members
25 Word with date or
money
27 Sign
28 Industrious fliers
29 Pay stub line
32 Pope who
followed John X
35 Surrealism
precursor
36 Georgetown
player
37 Ancient Roman
hoopster?
40 Vamooses
41 Come together
42 Milo who played
Bloom in
"Ulysses"
43 Otto's "Oh no!"
44 Food fish
45 Disgusted mutter
46 Daisy features
47 Resembling little
folklore beings
51 Glower on the
hearth
54 Woman's
undergarment
56 Generous words
57 Hoopster who got
in trouble at
school?
60 _ Scott Decision
(1857)
61 YOm Kippur War
weapons
62 Place to get
clean, for short
63 Deep desires
64 It may pop up or
drop down
65 _ Rock:
Australian tourist
spot
DOWN
1 Scrooge
2 "Heeeeere's
Johnny!" is one
3 Narrow furrow








A 120 bed skilled
nursing facility is seeking
a person to supervise and
direct the housekeeping
and laundry team. Must
have housekeeping
supervisory experience.
JOIN A WINNING TEAM
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, Fl
561-924-5561
Fax. 561-924-9466
A Great Place To Work

-MEDICAL ASSISTANT-
Needed in busy Cardiology
office. Medical knowledge &
experience needed. Excellent
benefit plan offered. Fax
resume to (863)467-8708
or call (863)467-9400


4 Graceful plunges
5 "Would I do
that?"
6 Ottoman chiefs
7 'Top Chef" tools
8 Downplay
9 Lennon's love
10 Emphatic denial
11 River through
Kazakhstan
12 " Griffin's
Crosswords":
game show
13 Alpine skier Miller
18 Nerdy type
19 Old Colortrak
TVs
24 Part of JFK?:
Abbr.
26 Like most
marathon
runners
28 Tries to keep the
boat afloat
29 Noted pair picker
30 Bronte heroine
31 "Look what I did!"
32 Lorena Ochoa is
its no. 1 ranked
player
33 'The Little
Mermaid" prince
34 Curse
35 Women's
department
sorting criterion


36 Under-the-table
payment
38 Member of the
"Love Train" soul
group
39 Kind of dancer
44 Weather vane
site
45, Like "stewardess"
and "housewife,"
briefly
46 Orchestra
section
47 Infomercial knife


48 Words before
clear or clouds
49 Bit of
mudslinging
50 Turkey stuffing
ingredients
51 Watery swirl
52 Nothing but
53 Bingo call
55 Tender cut
58 Stomach, to a
tot
59 Stat for Jonathan
Papelbon


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(c)2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


HIRING
DAYTIME &
EVENING
SERVERS

HOSTESS

Min. 1 yr. exp.

Apply in person
between
9am-1pm

OFFICE MANAGER
Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to
863-467-1126


Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn '$941 per
month or much more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No selling required.
FREEdetails. www.K348.com.

-SALES MANAGER-
Local building company seeks
Sales Manager. Must have
proficient computer skills in-
cluding C.A.D. Minimum 10
years construction industry ex-
perience. Excellent interper-
sonal and presentation skills.
Strong written and verbal
skills. Financing and estimat-
ing knowledge a plus.
Send resume to RO. Box 991,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


11/21/07


We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heart-
land Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.



-PATIENT ACCT.
SUPERVISOR-
Patient accounting exp in an
automated environment,
computer skills, and 2 yrs
mgmt necessary. Bilingual
pref. Competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Fax resume
to (863)357-2991 or apply at
Florida Community Health
Centers, 1100 N. Parrott Ave,
Okeechobee, FL.
hrtafchcinc.oro. EOE/DFWP
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classinfeds.


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

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

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


Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials now.
(866)713-4492 USWA. Fee


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders .310
Tax Preparation 315




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Convincing-EVER!! Go to
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READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
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
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




Elderly Care - Reg. Nurse
w/35 yrs. exp. has one
opening for 24 hr. care in
nice family home. Call
Susan 863-763-2334.



DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


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NEED A LAWYER? WE'RE
HERE TO HELP Auto Acci-
dents... Criminal... Foreclo-
sures... Divorce... Personal
Injury, Workmans Comp,
Nursing Home Injuries A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service Call
Statewide 24 Hours
(800)733-5342.



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


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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
VJRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





MOBILE HOME PACKAGE
UNIT- 3 ton. $1000
(863)673-0920


BEDROOM SET - Klamer, Bed
frame complete, Mirror,
dresser & Highboy. Good
cond. $1000 (863)357-3369
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$75 (863)824-3358


CHEST FREEZER - Runs great.
$40 (863)467-2704
REFRIGERATOR - Compact,
2.7 cu. ft., Like new. Paid
$99. Asking $60.
(863)467-2788
REFRIGERATOR - 2 years old.
Like new. $250
(863)234-9941
REFRIGERATOR - Kenmore,
18 cu. ft., top freezer, works
great, $100. (863)674-0090
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $275 (863)467-5616
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER -
Whirlpool, white, clean, ask-
ing $300. (561)449-3703


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UP.FRIGHT FREEZER - Ken-
more, 19 cu ft, white, works
good, super cold $50
(863)697-8175
WASHER & DRYER - Good
condition. $100. Will separ-
ate. (863)528-2684
WASHER & DRYER - Kitchen
Aid, Heavy gauge, Super ca-
pacity, White. $125.
(863)673-5704
WASHER & DRYER
Stackable, Less than 1 yr old.
Perfect cond. Lehigh Acres.
$500. Neg. (239)464-6136
WASHER & DRYER SET - GE,
white, full size, brand new,
never used, warranty. $500
firm. (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Roper, white, full size, brand
new, never used, warranty.
$500 firm (561)248-4487
WASHER & DRYER- Working
condition. - $100.
(863)517-0811
WASHER - Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$300 (863)675-0548
WASHER/DRYER - May-
tag/Hotpoint, good cond,
moved, must sell. Asking
$175/both. (863)357-6315
WASHER/DRYER - Very good
condition. $200 for both.
(863)357-6315 Basswood
area.


BIKE - 3 Wheels. Dasota Clas-
sic. $100 (863)357-2873



BOOKS - Harlequins Romance
& Silhouettes approx. 100.
$15. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. Call for details. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422.



CEILING FAN, White, 52",
Chandelier Light & Kitchen
Light. $125 for all.
(863)697-2032
FLOOR TILES - Assorted col-
ors, styles & sizes. All for
$300. or best offer.
(863)675-7963
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
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SLIDING GLASS DOOR -
Large, Hardware included.
.Good condition. $100.
(863)228-0467


CRIB - Light oak. Very good
condition. $50
(863)697-1247
CRIB MATTRESS - w/ Entire
Classic Pooh Nursery. Top
Rated mattress. $150 or
best offer (863)674-0078


CLOTHING - mens shirts and
misc items, $20 for all
(863)467-8224
COCKTAIL DRESS - Sz 3x,
Chaus, New with tags. Cost
$98. Asking 25.
(239)292-7509


BIRTHSTONE ANGEL BEAR -
$10.00 (863)983-4314


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FREDRICK REMINGTON Clas-
sics - Bronze statues. 25-30
in all. Small & Large. $200
will sep. (863)357-0232
ROBERT BUTLER PRINTS -
"Big Cypress Buck", 2'x3'.
53/500. $900
(863)261-3392



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fast! Lot's of pro-
grams. $75. (863)517-2782
Tony
DELL PENTIUM 4 - 2 gb ram,
250 gb hd, dual DVD/RW,
new 19" LCD, Must Sell!
$599. (239)728-8351



COMFORTER SET - King size,
pillow shams, skirting &
comforter, new. $50
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee


BED SET - Queen size, Pillow
top mattress & box spring.
$500 561-670-3636
CHAIR - Large & ottoman.
Barely worn. Good condition.
$50. (863)517-0811
CHINA CABINET - Bassett,
2pc, solid maple, glass
shelves, lighted, $350 neg.
(863)763-8225 leave msg
CHINA CABINET - Cherry,
Glass shelf/lighted, Exc. cond.
Moving, Must sell. $500.
863-357-2296 Lv msg
COFFEE TABLES - 4, Glass
tops mirrors, Nice, must see.
$90. for all. (863)763-3982
COUCH & LOVESEAT - Leath-
er, light tan, good condition.
$300 (863)763-3631
COUCH - neutral color, great
condition, from a smoke free
home $150 or best offer
(863)674-0078 LaBelle
DESK- French Provincial, with
a hutch, good condition,
$125 (863)763-0583 Okee-
chobee
DINETTE SET - round glass ta-
ble, with 4 chairs, bamboo,
like new $125
(863)674-1276
DINING ROOM CHAIRS - 4
Wooden w/ cushion seats.
Ladder back style. $50
(863)763-1997
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
whitewash, $50.
(863)675-7350,
GLIDER ROCKER - Beige. Ex-
cellent condition. $50
(863)697-1247
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER - Black
leather, good condition.
$100 (863)674-0467
LIFT CHAIR - Like new. Re-
cliner, battery backup, beige
micro sued fabric, $500
(863)467-434,0
LOVESEAT- Hide a bed,
grey/sage green, very good
condition. $75
(863)227-4449
MATTRESS - King size,
memory foam, new. $165
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee-
chobee area
MATTRESS - Queen size, Ser-
ta, Brand new in plastic.
$250 or best offer.
(863)612-5283
MATTRESS - Serta Perfect
sleeper, King set, like new,
exc cond, w/box springs.
$150 (863)674-0467
NEW THERAPEUTIC Magnetic
King Mattress- New $1100
asking $500 (863)357-5754
POT BELLY STOVE FLOOR
LAMP - Vintage. UMCO #28
$550 (863)261-3392
RECLINER - Leather, like new.
$100 (863)467-2704
ROLL TOP DESK, great shape,
wooden, $250.
(863)634-8890
ROLLTOP DESK - Hand made,
Needs to be finished. Asking
$2500. (863)801-3851
SOFA - Brown, Large section-
al. $250. (863)801-3291


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BLACKHAWK 45 - Convertible
& RUGUR Old Army 45.
$800 will sep.
(606)219-3890
DBL BARREL 410 SHOTGUN -
50cal, black powder shot-
gun, 22.mag rifle, $800 for
all (502)931-8101
MARLIN 30-30 - Tasco 9x40
scope, asking $300
(561)722-7140 cell
MOSSBERG 835- 12 ga, Port-
ed & REMINGTON 870 Ex-
press Magnum 12 ga. $550
will sep. 606-219-3890
REMINGTON - 1 yr old, model
.710, 300 Winchester Mag-
num w/3x9 Bushnell scope,
$380 firm (863)673-5058



BOWFLEX SPORT, Home
Gym, valued at $1,000, sell
for $350. (863)634-8890
EXERCISER - XL Glider, Like
Tony Little Gazelle, with re-
sistance. $109.
863-261-3392
GAZELLE EXERCISE MACHINE
- Tony Little, $40 or best of-
fer (863)634-8734
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH -
With Olympic Bar & 300 Ibs
of weight. $175 or best offer.
(863)517-1605
TREADMILL - Bart Star Prime
Fit, 0-6mph, Used condition.
$149. 863-261-3392



TEMPERATURE ELECTRIC
POLE - Complete, 200 amp,
Sq.D, Includes breakers.
$200. (863)467-7415



COMFORTOR, Twin size, red,
lightweight w/matching
sham & accent rug, exc.
cond. $30 (863)634-5038


MEN'S RING - Size 9.5, 14k
gold w/4 diamonds, ttl dia-
mond weight between .75 to
1k. $600 (561)449-3703
ROLEX - Men's, Stainless steel
w/ black dial. $450
(863)467-1373



PORCH SWING - $50
561-670-3636


ELEC SCOOTER - fairly new,
runs in perfect condition,
$500 (863)467-5117
IONIZER'S (2) - Like new. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
LARGE SCOOTER - Space
saver, Excellent condition.
Pd $5000., Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
LIFT CHAIRS - 2, Good condi-
tion. $700. or will separate.
(863)801-4949
MEDCIAIL SCOOTER - Pride, 4
wheels, '04, $400. or best
offer. (863)357-6997 Call
after 12pm.
POWER CHAIR - With joy
stick. Excellent condition. Pd
$5800. Asking $800.
(863)983-8037
SCOOTER - New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT- Harmar,
to be installed on Van. Like
Brand new, $800 or best of-
fer(863)697-0310


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GARAGE SALE STUFF - 16 ft
trailer full. $700 neg. For
more info. (772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
Need 16 ft. V Hull Boat Trailer.
(863)357-3578
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PUMP - Granger #5K887C,
High pressure. Brass gear
head. Paid $195. Sell for
$100(863)610-1120
TOILET- Complete, Gold in
color, works good. $40.
(863)467-0007
WEDDING SUPPLIES, red silk
bouquets, garland w/white
roses, gold bells & much
more, $100. (863)467-2231
WELL PUMP - 3/4 hp, $200 or
best offer (863)763-3735



BANJO - 5 String, Harmony.
$100 (863)467-6148
DRUM SET - Gretch, 8 pc.,
double kick peddle. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-3696
GUITAR - Harmony, Arch Top,
$100 (863)467-6148
ORGAN - asking $50
(863)517-1935
PIANO - Beautiful brown up-
right Kimball on wheels.
Bench w/storage area. Incl
music. $500 (863)763-2546
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627


CHIHUAHUA PUP - male;
$300 (863)634-9645
DACHSHUND PUPPY- male,
red, 8 wks old, purebred,
$250 (863)467-5117
DOG BOX - Custom built. $300
(863)467-7197
DOG CAGE, extra Ig., like new,
hardly used, $250.
(863)612-6682
FISH TANK - 30 gal., with
stand, complete, a couple
fish, $100 firm
(863)634-6949
VATS - (25) 3'x5/2'x2' 150
Gal., (8) 4' Round x 3'. 300
Gal, (2) 5'x4' Round 500 Gal.
$2500 (863)467-9621



JACUZZI TUB, w/new pump, 6
jets, 5'x3.5', cream color,
brand new, never used,
$100 neg. (863)443-6427


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L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
RIDING MOWER - Snapper,
Zero turn, Joy stick controls,
42", 15hp, Kohler OHV, Runs
great $800. (863)467-7415
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250.
(561)790-3681
WICKER SET - 4 pc, outside,
table, 2 chairs & couch,
good condition. $130
(863)532-9142


WESTERN SADDLE - 15" seat,
great condition, $150.
(863)467-2231


POOL VACUUM, auto, for in
ground or above ground,
brand new, never used,
$100. (863)634-5038
SPA, Leisure Bay, 2 seats, 1
recliner, 5 yrs. old, used very
little, $800 firm.
(863)467-0007

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L-SCREEN - Baseball pitchers,
Jugs brand, portable with
case, 2 min. setup.
$60.(863)763-7460



SPEAKERS - 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SPEAKERS (2) - 12" Sony Ex-
plodes w/box. 900 watts.
$300 or best offer.
(772)285-2645
SUBWOOFERS (2) - 15", Jug-
gernaut Hybrids. Nearly new.
in Ig ported box. $1200 Neg.
(863)214-3427
TAPE PLAYER, dual, 5 disc cd
player, Sony TV, 19" with
VCR, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-7350


FLAT SCREEN TV- 64", w/cus-
tom Enter Center, asking
$2500 will separate.
(239)707-4404
HD PROJ TV - Hitachi, 60".
Perfect condition. PIP with
remote. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
HITACHI - 42", Big screen,
Good condition. $300.
(863)634-8509
HITACHI TV - Big Screen, 50",
asking $400 (863)634-2582
TELEVISIONS (2) - GE 36" &
32", asking $350 for both
(239)289-7637
TV - Big 36" Panasonic. Excel-
lent condition. $200.
(239)340-8503
TV's (2) 1 - 25" Zenith Console
& 1 - 13" Samsung. $100 for
both or best offer.
(863)763-7497


SAW - Metal cut off, 7.5", drill
press - $600 for both, will
separate. (863)674-0416
TOOL BOX- Snap On, like new,
cool blue, 7 drawer, Paid
$2200 asking $1700
(863)484-0922


CASH for your heavy industrial
equipment. Excavators,
cranes, dozier's, wheel load-
ers, etc. Free estimates on
demolition jobs.
(386)423-4432

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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
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



BUMPER PULL - 2 horse,
slant, new floor & 5 new
tires, $2,000 or best offer.
(863)467-4049 after 6pm
HORSE TRAILER, King, good
condition, sleeping area, bill
of sale only. $2500.
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GARDEN TUB - Large, New,
$100. (863)228-0467 after
2pm.
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Snapper, 38" cut, 14.5hp,
excellent condition, $1,000.
(772)873-8399
RIDING LAWNMOWERS, (2) -
Snapper or Simplicity, both
run & cut like new, $650 sell
sep. (863)532-0188
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OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm



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Roommate 950
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KINGS BAY: 2br, 2ba, town
house, $750/mo + $750
sec, No Pets (561)248-5309
or (863)697-8728 �
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 11/2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE - 2/2 Villa, $950
monthly, 1st & last, $500
security. No pets
(863)634-1822.
OKEECHOBEE - 2BR, 1BA,
$625/mo, $525 sec dep.
(772)260-1765
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, Close
to Town. $850. mo. includes
water. Annual Lease. Call
Vikki @ 561-255-4377
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
Incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878

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Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.
(954)290-0861
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BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, lawn service,
water service, $950/mo, 1st
& last only. Avail Now
(561)723-0661
BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $775/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BAs,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 11/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1000
mo. + 1st, last& sec.
561-346-3620
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1050. mo + Sec. Close to
town. (954)658-0108
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
1ba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, Washer &
Dryer, 6 mo or 1 yr lease,
$750/mo, $1600 to move in.
Great location. 907 SW 2nd
Ave (863)634-0512
ON CANAL, 3BR, 2BA,
available December 1st. Call
(606)875-6270 .
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
863-824-0981

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COMMERCIAL SPACE - 750
sq ft. stand alone, available
(863)763-4114
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* Downstairs
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

OKEECHOBEE - Office Space
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545
Store Front/Office Spaces 2
available in BHR. High traffic,
good for start up business.
Low rate. (863)610-1120



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starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER - 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba. On 10 acres.
$1200 mo. Call
(863)763-2838



OKEECHOBEE - 2/1, newly re-
modeled, central heat/AC, Ig
porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. $800/mo
+ Sec dep. (863)634-3451
QUIET AREA - 2/2, m/h, Ig
screened porch, util. rm, 1/2
acre, nice trees, 70E. $750
+ sec includes lawn service.
(863)467-7415
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, 2br,
2ba, 2 person max. All util.
furnished, including yard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br/lba,
Waterfront, Furnished. Non
smk. env. $850 mo.+ 1st,
Last & Sec. 772-285-5856
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets. $925 mo 1st& sec.
dep. (561)927-8211
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
slfieds."


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale, 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


BOATING TUBE- West Marine.
Used only once. Includes
rope & life jacket. $200. or
best offer. (863)673-0546
FIRE HOSE - Good Dock
Bumpers. $10
(863)763-1997


HONDA SHADOW SABRE
1100 2002 $4900 or best
offer (863)885-2804 See at
www.ninetypercentsure.com
KTM 125 DIRTBIKE '03 - runs
great, great for beginners,
Shop early for Christmas
$1600. (863)634-8734
YAMAHA 1000 1984 - Runs
great. $1500 or best offer.
(321)202-9067


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
DISTRESS SALE - 32x80 New
Homes of Merit DW sold for
$79,900 setup & A/C includ-
ed. (863)675-4442
JIMS PLACE PARK - 14 x 56,
furn. 2 BR, 2 BA, 10x46 FL
RM, 14x40 Carport w/or
w/out a 16' rigged fibergl.
boat. $26K, w/out boat,
$24K. (863)467-5573.
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
No Money Down with the eq-
uity that you have in your lot.
Very easyfinancing. Double
wide's starting @ $43,900
Call (863)675-4442
OKEE - 2br, shed, Fla Room,
CA/Heat, W/D, carport, In
Adult park, $10,500
(863)763-1079/801-3287
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832
REPO MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE! Set up & removal
also available. (863)381-1000
SKYLINE - '92, 28x60 DW,
3BR, 2BA, 2LR's. $25K/best
offer. Must move.
(863)634-9148 Iv msg
SUPER SALE - Many New
DWs avail. Between $39,900
& $59,900 Very easy financ-
ing. Call (863)675-8888


Recreation

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



AIR BOAT - 12 Ft., Gore Hull,
Ridge Runner. 135 Lycom-
ing. 6634 Wood prop. Runs
good. $3500 863-634-8438
BAR-B-QUE GRILL - Fits on a
pontoon boat on the railings.
Cost $145. Asking $90.
(863)763-2407
BASS BOAT - '89, 16.3' Bay-
liner & trailer. 85hp force
motor. Minn Kota trolling
mtr. $4500. (863)697-2936
BASS BOAT '97 - Bass Tracker
Pro 17, w/40 hp motor, trail-
er, many items. $3500
(863)467-4020
BOAT - 12 Ft., Flat bottom w/
electric motor & battery.
$175 (317)445-5857
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480. (561)790-3681
BONITA, '88 - 17', open fisher-
man, w/'89 115hp Manner
eng. & trlr., runs great,
$2000. (863)467-7123
PROCRAFT BASS BOAT, '95,
17', 2 fish finders, new troll.
mtr., 120 2 stroke force,
$5,000 neg. (863)673-2388
RANGER JON BOAT - 16',
Good cond., 28hp Evinrude,
Hustler trailer, many extras,
$1500 (863)675-3960


CHEVY MOTORHOME - '86,
23', Rally Jamboree. Good
shape. Ready to use. $4000.
or best offer (863)532-1751
IGMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801
NOMAD 1976 - 34 Ft., Park
model. $2500
(772)828-5938
NOMAD 1986 - 23 Ft. $1800
(772)828-5938
STATEWIDE- RV SELLOFF!
Thru November 24th. All
SUNCOAST locations.
www.suncoastrv.com -No-
body beats our prices! Don't
Buy at Off-Site Sales! Don't
Be Fooled by the Competi-
tion.


TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Asking $375
neg. 863-697-9704



MARINE RADIO - Standard
Horizon Eclipse +, VHF ra-
dio, NEW, perfect Christmas
gift $80 (863)357-3779


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MINI BIKE - 3/2 hp, New tires,
newer clutch. Runs good.
$200 or best offer.
(863)634-9737 Lv msg
MOTORCYCLE CARRIER -
mounts to back of moto-
rhome. Good condition, Ask-
ing $350 (863)824-0801
SUZUKI GZ250 2001 - Excel-
lent condition. Good gas
mileage. $1800 or best offer.
(321)202-9067
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$1700. Call (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271
SUZUKI TL1000S '98, Very
fast. $1800 (239)867-1093

Buying a car? Look In the
classified. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
Hoeds.



HONDA 250 ATV - 2006 runs
great, blue in color, new
tires, $2500 (863)675-0104
La Belle
HONDA 350 2005 - 4 Wheeler.
$2500 (863)801-1666
HONDA 350 2006 4x4 rancher
atv, 360 mils only 5hrs, Like
new. Custom rims. $4000
(561)968-0468
HONDA 450 ES 4x4 '03 - gar-
age kept, asking $3000 firm
(561)719-9496
HONDA FOREMAN '05 - 500
elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
best offer (863)673-2388
JOHN DEERE GATOR - 4x2.
Needs minor work. $800
(863)801-1666
SCOOTER: Electric Chariot,
Stand up style. Rechargeable
Battery. Similar to Segway.
New. $525 (863)610-1120

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classiffeds.



COACHMEN - '91, 33', good
cond., orig. owner, only towed
1600 miles, $4500 firm.
(863)612-0515 Iv. msg.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classlfleds.


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




ACURA INTEGRA '97 - good
running car, gas saver, auto-
matic, $3400
(863)634-8735 after 5pm
BUICK SCY LARK 1991 - 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1500
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
BUICK SKYLARK '90 - looks
and runs great, needs alter-
nator belt, like new interior,
$800 (863)801-4519
CADILLAC DEVILLE - '93-
grey, excellent condition,
Either seats, auto, $2500
(863)763-4987
CHEVY CAMARO RS - '97
Conv., Runs good, needs
brake work $1700 Neg.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAPRICE STATION
WAGON, '92, extra clean, 9
passenger, 1 owner, loaded,
$2500. (828)586-3465 .
CHEVY CAVALIER '88 - Looks
Bad, Runs good. Used for
work transportation to the
coast. $500 (863)467-0890
CHEVY CAVALIER '98 - 2dr,
red, very pretty, new brakes,
$3500 or best offer
(863)357-0406
CHEVY CHEVETTE '81, 64K
original miles. 28-35 mpg.
Good shape. Asking $1200
Call (863)675-1775
DODGE INTREPID 1995 -
Needs transmission. $400 or
best offer. (863)612-6101
DODGE INTREPID ES '00 - Ext
& Int in fair cond, runs but
needs eng work. $1500 or
best offer. (863)990-5431
DODGE STRATUS, '00, auto,
a/c, all power, $2500.
(863)634-0464 ask for Jere-
my
OLDS CUTLASS 1988 - $800
or best offer. (863)801-5485
OLDSMOBILE CIERA, '88, 4
dr., as is, $500.
(863)612-6682
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Civic $500! 93 Toyo-
ta Camry $795! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CRESEDA '81 - runs,
won't start, $500 or best of-
fer (863)763-3735




CHEVY 4WD PICKUP 2004 -
Heavy duty crew cab, all*
power, running boards, bed-
liner, towing package, over-
size off-road tires, $17,500.
Call 863-467-1545.
CHEVY BLAZER 1500 1989 -
A/C, C/C, 4 WD. Runs good.
Very dependable. $3000 or
best offer. (941)628-2659
JEEP CJ5, '80-'81 - 4wd,
manual, runs & drives good,
no title, exc. hunting vehicle,
$3500 neg. (863)634-5382
JEEP WRANGLER '95 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, 4x4, a/c, cd, very
good condition. $4500
(863)223-1800 not after 9p



CLUB CAR - Carry All II Plus,
reconditioned, large gas en-
gine, dumped, $3995
(863)843-0062
CLUB CAR '95- reconditioned,
gas, $1695 (863)843-0062



AMPLIFIERS (2) - JBL 1201,
$500 or best offer.
(863)214-3427
AUTO PARTS - For '97 Grand
Am. Good 3100 V-6, $400.
863)467-5401 or
772359-2923
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
COVER - For trucks, vans &
sport utility vehicles, like
new. $25 (863)763-0669
ENGINE - '77, 440 Dodge 8
cyl big block with transmis-
sion. Runs excellent. $300
or best offer. (863)675-7963
F250 TRUCK PARTS - '97,
4x4, No engine or title.
$1000 772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401
RIMS & TIRES- New 20"
Rims, 16K miles, on tires,
$600 (239)707-4407
RUNNING BOARDS - Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking
$450/neg. (863)697-0328


RUNNING BOARDS, off of
Ford F250 Crew Cab, black,
for 4 dr., $100.
(863)697-2032
TRUCK TOPPER - Leer Crown,
fits '94-'02 Dodge Ram, 8'
bed, fiberglass, needs paint.
$150 neg. (239)826-6382
WHEELS - 20", 8 lug with Nitto
tires, chrome, off of Chevy
3/4 ton, $600.
(863)763-4098 Iv. msg.
WHEELS (4) - 16", 8 lug Che-
. vy, Amer Racing w/almost
brand new 285-75-r16 tires.
$700 neg (863)801-1683


ARE FIBERGLASS LID - in
Dark Stone Brown, off '06
F350, 6.5 ft bed, like new,
$450 neg (863)763-8447
CHEVY CO 1991i - Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500 (772)332-5804
CHEVY S10 '95 - ext cab, 4.3
motor, auto, cold air, $3500
or best offer (863)763-5067
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 6
cyl, good shape, $2000 or
best offer (863)634-2582
CHEVY SILVERADO - '04,
2500, Heavy duty, Reading Util
bed, Ladder rack, 60,800 mi.
$18,950. (863)467-1545
CHEVY SILVERADO 1993 -
350 eng., 2WD, Runs great!
$350 (863)357-6205
DODGE P/U '84 - 6 cyl, 4 spd,
new alt, dist, clutch, shocks,
runs good, good tires.
$1200 neg (863)634-9074
FORD F150 - '77, 4x4, Needs
work. $900. (239)462-1564
FORD F150 '87 - needs work,
$600 firm (863)467-7197
FORD F150 '94 - Eddie Bauer,
Cold AC, ext cab, tires re-
cently replaced, great work
truck $2800 (239)633-0504
FORD F250 - '84, $1000.
(239)462-1564
FORD F350 '94 - diesel dually,
4dr; 2 wh drive, AC/Radio
works great, auto, flatbed,
$5000 (863)673-3076
FORD S10 PU '97- black, 4x4,
auto, good condition, $3000
(863)763-4987
MAZDA '92 - Ext cab, auto,
$2500 (502)931-8101
TONNEA COVER - Fiberglass,
Arizona Beige, fits 99 Current
Ford Super Duty Shortbed,
$450 (863)227-1698
TOOL BOXES - Matched set.
Front & 2 sides. Alum. dia-
mond plate. For Ford full size,
8', $600. Neg. (863)675-2238
TRUCK TOPPER - with side
tool boxes Fits Chevrolet
trucks $1000.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801



ISUZU TROOPER LS - '96,
4X4, Auto., Leather, 3.2 L
V6, 154K mi., White, $2500.
or best offer. (863)227-1595
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '88 -
2 door, 4.0 liter, 2wd, runs.
$450 (863)304-3508 leave
message
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER,
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)983-7788
JEEP WRANGLER ISLANDER
'91 - 4.0 liter, high output, 5
spd., new top, runs great,
$3800. (863)228-5044



BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
W/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $2000.
(863)357-5754
CAR TRAILER - Tandem hid-
den ramps, sport rims, elec-
tric brakes, winch. $2000
(863)357-3305
TRAILER - New, 14 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1200
(772)342-7304
TRAILER - New, 20 ft tandem
drop axle, heavy duty. $1500
(772)342-7304
UTIL. TRAILER - '05, Covered
Trailer, 12', Single axle,
$2500. or best offer.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801
UTILITY TRAILER - 16 Ft.,
Dual axle. Spare tires includ-
ed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)673-3076
UTILITY TRAILER - Metal roof,
dual' axle. Good condition.
7/2x70x10' w/tongue 17'
$380. (863)467-9800



DODGE CARAVAN SPORT, '97
- new water pump, 3.3 mtr.,
cold air, Alpine radio, $3500
cash. (863)467-6475 Iv.msg
DODGE RAM CONV. VAN '96 -
Raised top, TV, 5.2 V8, very
nice, 108k, runs very good.
$3500 neg. (239)826-6382
WINDSTAR '98 - cold a/c,
good stereo sound, green,
good cond., $2000 or best
offer. (239)657-4348


Public Hotices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500






On October 22, 2007, Westminster
Academy filed an application with
the Federal Communications Com-
mission tor a new FM noncommer-
cial class 63 radio station in
Cypress Quarters, FL, on channel
208 operating at 19 kW from an an-
tenna 86 meters tall located at
27-20-50 N, 80-57-4 W. The
board members of Westminster
Academy are Jim Carlson, Stephen
Finch, Brian MacClugage, Joe Mill-


er, Crai Peterson, Mike Prtchard,
Terrie Roughen, Hank Sipowski,
David Stewart, Okyo Sthair, and
Greg Beaupied. A copy of the ap-
plication is available for public
viewing in the public file at Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206
SW 16th St., Okeechobee, FL
34974.
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on January
29, 2008, for the rafication or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ONPROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases
the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revwson (3) prowdes a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal proper-
ty and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and s75,000. This exemption does not apply to
school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer ol accumulated Save-Our.Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years alter relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by
the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in
2007. Ift the new homestead has sahigher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; ,f the new homestead has a lower
just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 ol assessed value of tangible personal property, This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value
following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by gen-
eral law, This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec.
lors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when i was less than $25,000 and did nol applysniformly to property taxes levied
by all local governments,
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads'al less than
just value' rather than as currently provded 'at a specified percentage" of just value,
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1,2008, if approved in a special elec-
tion held on January 29, 2008, or to lake effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annu-
al assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 lax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008,

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality ane used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipal-
ity, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing until in which the property is located. Such
portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scienliic, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head ol a family residing in this slate, household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant community and economic development ad valorem lax exemptions to new businesses and expansions ol existing businesses, as defined by gen-
eral law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may
be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall
expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general
law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem ltax exemption to a renewable energy source
device and to real property on which such device is installed and operated, to the value mixed by general law noI to exceed the original cost of the device,
and for the period of time fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the coun-
ty or municipality. The amount or limils of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a properly owner shall be determined by general law.
(1) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tanible
personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessmenls.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all propey for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agicultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively tor noncommercial recreational purpos-
es may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuantto general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may be dassified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exempioin under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January
1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Aesessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for
the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed al just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of paraoraah l81 aotly. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as ofJanuary 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change,'addihon, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be asse as provided herein.,
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconsitutonal by any court of
competent junsdiction, the decision olf such court shal l not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
18)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1 2009. or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a home-
stead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately receding the establishment of the new
homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec-
tion 197.3632(3)(a). Florida Statue, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting nonad valorem special assessment to be levied throughout the County,
for the cost of providing emergency medical services, commencing for the fiscal
year beginning on October 01, 2008. The County will consider the adoption of a
resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessment au-
thonzed by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes at a public hearing to be held on
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the
need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real
property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which
contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at
the Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested per-
sons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record ol the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call
1-772-807-4370; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770,
Dated this 8th day of November, 2007.
Clif Belts, Jr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
248609 ON 11/14,21,28;12/5/07


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sec-
Eon 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statues, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorpo-
rated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following ser-
vices: drainage, road improvements, street liohling canal cleaning and canal
maintenance, enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, storm-
water treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the fiscal year beginning
on October 01, 2008. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution elect-
ing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Sec-
tion 197.3632, Elorida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday,
December 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the
levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property sub-
ject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the le-
gal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the Office of
the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Forida. All interested persons are invited
to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to
any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days por to proceeding or call
1-772-807-4370; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 1st day of November, 2007.
Ray R.Domer, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
248093ON 11/14,21,28;12/5/07


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be assessed as rovided herein.
b, By general law and subljec to conditions specfied therein, the Leoisature shall rode or appoication of Ithis paragraph to apropetv owned
by mQre than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject lo the prosons of this subsection, allow counties and muncopal-
ides to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the bass of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent
of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing
giving quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol-
lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property as defined by general law which contains nine units
or fewr and which is not subiec t the assessment hmitlaions set forth in subsections lat through ic shalt charnnonnlv as mrvired in this subsection


(21 No assessment shall exceed ustvalue.


(3) eer a change or pwrersin aloriciol as defined general law, iuinagany change enanci nersni of a legal entry tat ownsa me proper.
Av --ft 6~oo ,A,, an - asonoer , Idel oh U, , M ft -t, --W H,,,r,,. An.,,,n ,,h -s1,, ooIiv ihi. -s-se a i - 6d. i eo ,,i 1 o-


y. such OpropeVty shall be ie d at us val l as of th e next assessment t date. Thereafter. such uronevy shall be ssessed as provided in tlis sub-
section,
141 Changes, additions. reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as rosrded in this subsection.
(ol For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitlions set forth in sub-
sections fal through (c) and In shall change only as provided in this subsection,
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date ol assessment crowded by law: but those chances in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent t10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(21 No assessment shall exceed ust value.
(31 The legislature must provide that such oronerty shall be assessed at ust value as of the next assessment date after a oualilyng improve-
mentl as defined by general law. is made to such prortly. Thereafter. such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
141 The legislature may prowde that such propedy shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a chance of ownership
or control, as defined by general law including any chance of ownership of the legal entilt that owns the ropertyv, Thereafter. such oroperv shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(51 Chanoes. additions reductions or improvements to such property shall be assessed as rovided for by general lamw however, after the
adjustment lor any chance, addition, reduction, or improvement, the oropertv shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable tile to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legal-
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation
of twentn.vlio ae thousand dollars and, for al levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fity thousand dollars and
uop to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of eight thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equi-
table title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or mem-
bers proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years, The exemption shall not apply with respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined lb be in compliance wih the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general
law, This exemption is repealed on the effective date ol any amendment to this Article which provides lor the assessment ot homestead property at less
tha, rustuval .
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or wth respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed
the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property,


al(e'- By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad vat-
orem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law.
(dl(- The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provi-
sions of general law, to grant an additional homestead lax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and mainlains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalites to grant this additional exemp-
tion, within the lminis prescrbed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the penodic
adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
el() Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanent disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad val.
orem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resdes in dthe disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this
state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service.
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs. To quality for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property oppras-
er, by March 1, prool of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating
the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in wanting of the
reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years,
This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 1005: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND' MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM COMMERCIAL AND SINGLE FAMILY
TO INDUSTRIAL; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment application No. 07-014-SSA, submitted by Vikki Aaron, on behalf of
property owners) Gwynn K. and Linda P Johnson. The request is to change the Fu-
ture Land Use designation from C and SF to INO for property located at 105 North-
east 9th Street.
Legal description: Lots 1 through 7 and 17 through 26 of Block 36, City of Okee-
chobee and is approximately 2.84 acress. The proposed use is to continue operat-
ing a machine shop.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any -...-n dir-irf- t, irsnip n -n,;
decision made by the City Council wth respect to a, ,,., . .. .... - i irn,,
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
rior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
249796ON 11/21/07


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 1004: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO, 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM COMMERCIAL TO INDUSTRIAL; PRO-
VIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FUTURE LAND USE MAP
IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
Map Amendment No. 07-013-SSA, submitted by Steven Ramunni. on behalf of
property owners) Mary Ann Newcomer. The petition is to change the future land
use designation from C to IND for property located at 701 Southwest Park Street.
Legal description: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Block 161, Town of
Okeechobee, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public
Records of St. Lucie County , Florida, and run thence South 70 feet to South line
of North Park Street for the Point of Beginning; run then South 150 feet to inter-
section with North line of South Park Street; run thence West along said North
line 300 feet to intersection with East line of former but now abandoned FEC RR;
run thence North along said right-of-way 150 feet to intersection with South line
of North Park Street aforesaid; run thence East along said South line 200 feet to
Point of Beginning; said land lying in and comprising part of East one-half of
Southwest one-quarter of Section 16, and Northeast one-quarter of Northeast
one-quarter of Northwest one-quarter of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range
35 East and is approximately 0.642 acress. The proposed use is for a drive-
thru convenience store.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said heanng.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours. Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any -. ,,r-,n ,.--ir. ,-, "rn',
decision made by the City Council with respect to ai., .,,. ..11.. 1, ,,.i ., .,.
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Flonda Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
rior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY)
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
249802 ON 11/21/07



PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has rescheduled its No-
vember 22, 2007 regular session to convene instead on Thursday, November 29,
2007 at 9:OOAM in County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Clif Betts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO.1001: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY
RMF ZONING DISTRICT TO HEAVY COMMERCIAL (CHV) ZONING DISTRICT;
MENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS,
SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 07-011-R, submitted by Kelly
Kite Jr., on behalf of property owners) Okeechobee SR70 Holdings. LLC. The pet-
tion is to change the zoning designation from RMF to CHV for property located at
1108 State Road 70 East.
Legal description: Being a parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 37 South,
F,,,,|, " East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particularly described
, i,,,i. Commencing at the intersection of the centedine of S.R. 70 (as shown
on FDOOT Right-of-Way Map for S.R. 70 Okeechobee County Section 91070-2514,
dated DWN=3-76) with Easterly boundary of Government Lot 2 extended, thence
South 00 degrees 14 feet 21 inches East, along said Easterly boundary of Govern-
ment Lot 2 extended, a distance of 44.5 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 54
feet 49 inches West, along the Southerly Right-of-Way of S.R. 70 a distance of
125.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 00 degrees 14 feet 21 inches
East, a distance of 690.53 feet; thence North 89 degrees 54 feet 49 inches East, a
distance of 100.00 feet to a point lying on the Westerly Right-of-Way line of South-
east 13th Avenue; thence South 00 degrees 14 feet 21 inches East a distance of
230.05 feet to the point of intersection of the Westerly Right-of-Way line of South-
east 13th Avenue and the Hopkins Meander Line; thence North 71 degrees 49 feet
20 inches West, a distance of 424.14 feet; thence North 00 degrees 03 feet 47
inches West, a distance of 787.65 feet to a point lying on the Southerly Right-of-
Way line of S.R. 70; thence North 89 degrees 54 feet 49 inches East, .along said
Southerly Right-of-Way line of S.R. 70, a distance of 300,00 feet to the point of be-
ginning, and is approximately 6.27 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Councri with respect to any matter considered at this
headng, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media ore tor the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
rior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if heanng or voice impaired, cal
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
249797 ON 11/21/07


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, December 4,2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 1003: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECROBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM LIGHT COMMERCIAL (CLT) ZONING
DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL OFFICE (CPO) ZONING DISTRICT;
AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS,
SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 07-014-R, submitted by Tammy
Black, on behalf of property owners) Buiding Blocks Academy. The petition is to
change the zoning designation from CLT to CP for property located at 1811 South-
west 2nd Avenue.
Legal description: Lots 11 and 12 of Block 35 and Lots 7 and the North one-half
ol Lot 8 of Block 40, First Addition tb South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 17,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.569 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing,
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its enbrety by members of the public
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:3Opm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Amencans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CTY CLERK
249804 ON 11/21/07



NOTICE OF SALE
Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to
satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Flonda Statutes on November 29,
2007 at 10 A M.
*AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED*
1998 JEER VIN#1J4FY29P8WP701605
Located at: 1254 N.W. 106 Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee
Any persons) claiming any interests) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title
& Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020
*ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE*
Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction
LIC # AB-0001256
249407 ON 11/21/07


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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACION A LA CONSTITUTION PARA SER
VOTADA EL 29 DE ENERO DE 2008
NOTIFICIACION DE ELECCIOiN
El que suscebe, Kurt S Browning, Secretano de Estado del Estado de Ronda, por medio del presence notica que se realizara una election en cada
condado de Florida. el 29 de enero de 2008, parla la aificadon o rechazo de una propuesta de revision de la Constilucron del estado de Flonda

No. 1
REVISION CONSTITUTIONAL
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS 3,4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTICULO 27
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeletea de votacln:
EXENCIONES IMPOSITIVAS A LA PROPIEDAD INMUEBLE; RESTRICCIONES A LAS TASACIONES IMPOSITIVAS SOBRE INMUEBLES

Resumen de la votacidn:
Esta revision propone cambios alas Constitucion del Estadorelativos alos impuestos sobre la propiedad. Con relaon alos bienes destinados a vivien-
da familiar, esla revision: (1) incremenia la exencon sobre bienes destinados a vivenda familiar con excepcin de los impuestos para disirilos esco-
lares y (2) permit que los propietanos de bienes destinados a videnda familiar transfieran hasta$500.00.00 de sus beneficios Save-Our-Homes para su
proxima wvivenda familiar. Con relacon a los bienes no destinados a vivenda familiar, esta revision (3) proporiona una exencion de S25 000 para
bienes muebles tangibles y (4) lmita los increments en la tasacon para determinados inmuebles no destinados a vivienda familiar con excepci6n de
los impuestos a los distntos escolares.

En mayor detalle, esia revision.
(1) Incrementa la exenaon sobre vivienda lamniar al eximir el valor de tasadcin entire $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exenan no se aplica a impueslos
de distrilos escolares.
(2) Preve la translerencia de los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Homes. Los propietarios de vviendas familiares podran transfer su benedl-
do Save-Our-Homes a una nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 ado y no mis de 2 anos despuso de abandonar su anterior wvenda familiar; except
en el caso de que esta revision sea aprobada por los el dectores en enero de 200 y sila nueva vivenda familiar se establece el de enero de 2008, la
vivienda familiar antenor se lendra que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva vvienda familiar iene un valorjusto superior al de la anterior, se puede
transfer el benefiao, sila nueva vivenda familiar tiene un valor just inferior, se reducira el monto del beneficio a transfer. El benelico transerdo no
puede superar los $500.000. Esta disposition se aplica a todos los impueslos.
(3) Autoriza una exencion a los impuestos sobre inmuebles de $25.000 del valor tasado de lo bienes muebles langibles. Esta disposidcn se
aplica a todos los impueslos.
(4) Umila los increments de tasacidn respect a determinados bienes inmuebles no destinados a vivienda familiar hasta un 10 por ciento por
ao. La propiedad se asara alvalor just con poslerioridad a una mejora, segn se la define por ley general, ysila ley generally dispone podratasarse
a valor juslo coon postenondad a un cambio de itulandad o de control. Esa restriccio no se aplica a impuestos sobre distrilos escolares. Esta restric-
don se anula con efecto a pair del 1 de enero de 2019, a menos que se renueve por el voto de los electores en la elecci6n general a celebrarse en
el 2018.
Asimismo, esla revision:
a. Rechaza el lenguaje obsolete sobre la exencindo a viviendas familiares cuando era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los
impuesteos ala propiedad gravados por todos los golbemos locales.
b. Oispone la anulacidon de exenciones a vendas families si una reform constitutional future dispone la valuacin de viviendas lamiliares (a
un valor menor que el just en lugar de la disposition actual de "a un pocentaje determinado' del valor justo,
c. Establece que los ambios se hagan efectivos con postenoridad a la aprobadn por los electores y que se aplique en forma retroactive al 1
de enero de 2008, sa se aprueba en election especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga efectiva el de enero de 2009, si so aprueba
por election general celebrada en el mes de noviembre de 2008. La restricci6n sobre incrementos anuales en la tasaci6n para determinados bienes
inmueblesse aplicara primero al registry fiscal de 2009 si esa revision se aprueba en una election especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se
aplicarn primero at registry fiscal de 2010 si esta revision se aprueba en una elecd6n general a celebrarse en el mes de noviembre de 2008.

APARTADO VII
FINANZA E IMPUESTO
ARTiCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones--
(a) Toda propiedad que pertenezca a una munidpalidad y que se urilice exclusivamente para fines municipales o pdblicos estard exenta de
impuestos. A la municpalidad que posea propiedades fuera de la municipalidad, se le puede requedr por ley general que elecle pagos a la unidad
ributatia en la que se encuentre la propiedad. Las padres de la propiedad que se uificen para fines educativos, fileraios, cientificos, religiosos o de
bien p6blico pueden estlar exentas de gravamen tribulaio por ley general.
(b) Estaran exentas de gravamen tributario,en forma acumulativa, respect de cadaljee de lamilia que rsida en este estado, los enseres domes-
icos y electos personages por el valor establecido por ley general, que no sea inferior a mil dlares, y respect de cada viuda o viudo o persona no
vidente y permanentemente discapacitada, los bienes pot el valor establecdo por tley general que no sea inferior a quinientos dolares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los efectos de su gravamen fiscal correspondienle y sujeto a las disposiiones de este inciso
yla ley general, otorgar exenciones tributasias ad valorem at desarrllo comunitarioy economic a nuevos negodosy a las ampliaciones de los nego-
dos ya eistentoes, segDn to establece la ley general. Esa exenci6n se puede olorgar exclusivamente por medio de ordenanza del condado o de la
municpatidad, y solamente con posterioridad a que los declores del condado o de la municipalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autoricen
al condado oa la municipalidad a adopter esa ordenanza. La exendcin que se olorgue en consecuencia se aplicara a las meoras sobee los bienes
inmuebles que se efecten por o para que las uiicen nuevos negocios asicomo tambin a las mejoras sobre los bienes inmuebles reladcionados con
la ampiacion de un negodo exisente y lambion se aplicarm a los bienes muebles de esos negocios nuevos y a los bienes muebles relacionados con
la ampliacin de un negodo existence. Los imposes y los lmiles de los imports de la exencion se indicarAn por ley general. El period de tempo
durante el cual se podra olorgar la exencion correspondiente a un negodo nuevo o a la ampliacdn de uno ya existente sera determinado pot ley gen-
eral. La auloridad para otorgar esa exenon finalizard a los diez afios desde la fecha de aprobaddo por tlos electores del condado o de la municipali-
dad, y podra renovarse por referendum segn to disponga la toley general.
(d) Por ley general y sujelo alas condiciones dispuestas en aquella, se puede otorgar una exenci6n tributaa ad valorem aun mecanismo gen-
erador de energia renovable y albien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo esIt instalado y en undonamiento, por el valor establecido por ley gen-
eral que no super el costo initial del mecanismo y pot el period de fiempo determinado por ley general que no podra superar los diez ahos.
(e) Cualquiocondado o municipalidad puede, a los fines de su gravamen fiscal correspondientey sujelo a las disposiciones de este indso yla
ley general, otorgar exencionestributarias ad valorempor conservacidn histlfica a los propietaos de propiedades histricas. Est exenaoddn se puede
otorgar exdolusivamente pr medio de ordenanza del condado o de la munidlpalidad. Los imports o los limies a los imports de esta exendon asi
como los requistos de admisibilidad de las propiedades deben ser determinados por ley general. El period de tiempo durante e cual se puede otor-
gar esta exend6n al propietano de un inmueble sera determinado por ley general.
(1) Por lev general v suieto a las condidones disouestas en aquella. eslarn exentas de gravamen ad valorem de veindidnco mil dolares del
valor estimado de la proniedad suiela a imnouesto sobre los bienes muebles t anibles.
ARTICULO 4. Gravamen tributario; valuaciones. -Por ley general se eslableceran regulaciones destinadas a garantiarr una valuadon just de todos
los bienes sujetos a gravamen ad valorem, siempre y cuando se cumpla con to siguiente:
(a) La tfierra para agriculture, latierraproductoradealtosniveles de recarga a la capa acuifera de Florida, o la tiena que se utilia exdusivamente
para fines recreativos no comerales se pueda clasificar por ley general y se pueda tasar exclusivamente sobre la base e la naturaleza o del uso.
(b) De conformidad con la ley general los bienes muebles tangibles que se posean par la venta como existencia de mercaderia asi como los
semovientes se puedan lasar para pagar tribute en un porcentaje determinado de su valor, se puedan clasilicar a los finestributarios, o puedan esar
exentos de tnbutacian.
(c) Todas las personas con derecho a exencidn sobne bien de familiar de conformidad con el Articulo 6 de este Aparadolendrin su vivienda
familiar tasada avalor just a parlir del 1 de enero del ao posterior a la fecha efectva de esta enmienda. Esla enmiendase modificard nicamente de
conformidad con to dispuesto en el present.
(1) Las valuaciones sujelas a esta disposid6n se modificardn anualmente el o de enero de cada ano; sin embargo los cambios en las valua-
cionesnoo superaran o minimo que se indica a continuacidn:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la valuacirn correspondientealaano anterior.
b. El porcentaje de cambio en el Indice de Predos at Consumidor para todos los consumidores de la ciudad; el promedio de la Cludad amerd-
cana, todos los item 1967=100, o infonmes sucesoios conespondientes al ago calendario anterior segr n hayan sido originalmente informados at
Departamento de Trabajo de los Estlados Unidos, Olinade Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna valuadon superarn el valor just.
(3) Con posterioidad al cambio de itulaidad, segun se disponga por ley general, los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar se valuarn al pre-
do just a partir del 1 de enero del ao siguiente, a menos aue se aoliouen las disoosiciones dal orafo (81. Con posterioridad a esafecha, la
vivienda familiar se lasan segun se dispone en el present.
(4) Las viviendas familiares nuevas se tasatin a valor just a partir del 1 de enero del ao siguiente al del establecimieno de la vivienda, a menos
ue se apoiuen las disoosiciones del oprrafo 181. Esa tasecian solamente se modiicard segrin se disponga en el present.
(5) Los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones, o las mejoras a los bienes destinados a vienda familiar sevaluarn segun to dispuesto por
Ile general; no obstante, con postedoridad al ajuste realizado en virtud de cualquier cambio, adidon, reducci6n, o mejora, el bien se valuara
segun to que se disponga en el present,
(6) En.el caso de que la propiedad deje de ser considerada bien destinado a vivienda familiar, la propiedad se valuanr de conformidad con la
ley general.
(7) Lasdisposidones de esta enmienda son diisibles. En el caso de que cualquier disposidon de osla enmienda sea considerada inconstou-
cional por cualquier tribunal competent, la decisiOn de ese tribunal no afectara ni perjudicard ninguna de las disposiciones restantes de esa
enmienda.
(81a. La persona que esablezca una nueva vivienda familiar a Darir del I de enero de 2009 o 1 de enero de cualauier ao posterior v 0ue hava


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antenotes at eslableamlenlo de la nueva enda familiar t a menda famiar2 l a w aiunt/vaonor � igqu l valor
utol[ esia revision nse arueba e enero de 2008 la persona cue etabeza una nu vienda mar a arnir del 1 de enero de 2008, hiene
derecho a ouq tuo yvendla lam/iar sea tesad a mSno su valor uto si esa persona reo una exhso econ srLvignenn a Ilamiiar el LLe enero
de 2007. El valor lasado de la nuevaviinda familiar esabcida s determiara de la siuinie manera'
1. Si el valor iusto de la nueva vimenda familiar es suoenor o iqu al la anlerinviviendla amilir a autr del de enero del aio en el ue se
abandon l]a anienori venda familiar el valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar sera l valor us dei la onueva iienda lamiiar menos una
cantidad iuel al lo qu reslitmonognr nle O300 o difer onl el vo imlO er teso de l wenda tamiar nenaeIor a p adir
del I de enero del ao en e ue se abandon la viend lamiar anor Poser rmne la endamir se valuara seun dsngan

2. Si el valor la nueva viena a es inferior al valor sulo de la anlnor Iienda familiar a r del de enero del aco en al ue
n abandon Ia nntiio ,nd Lfaomilia. el ar t ma o d nueVa vivendalmi rs alv julo e la nueva vnenda tamiar d-
iTda otg elvalr usto de la anterior vivinda lamitlar y mltiligcado oar el valor tsad de la anlerior ivienda familiar N oobstanle. si la ddefen.
resullante entreel valor lus de la nueva wvienda lamiliar l valor lasado de la nueva vivenda familiar calculado de acuerdo con esle sub
parralo es superior a 5500 000 el valor lasado de la nueva vivienda familiar se incremuntara a los efecls de que la diferencia entre el valor lusto
y el valor lasado sea iual a 500 000. Postenormente, la viwenda lamilar se vauara segun se disnnoa en el resented
bP. or lev neral v de acuerdo alas condiciones establecidas en el presnte laLo lsatura disoondra la anlicacion de ese oarrafoa los bienes
de oropedad de mas de una persona.
(d) La legislature, puede, por ley general, a los fines de la valuation suleta alas disposidones deeste inciso, permit que los condados y las
municipalidades autoricen por ordenanza que los bienes histrncos se puedan valuar exclusivamente sobre la base de la naturaleza o el uso. Esa val-
uacion basada en la naluraleza o el uso se aplicara exclusivamente en la iunsdiccin que adople la ordenanza Los requisitos aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especificar por ley general
(e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta por ley general, oftecer una reduction en el valor de tasadon de la propiedad desoinada a vmen.
da familiar en proportion al aumeno en el valor de tsacn de la proper en c de tasan de la propdad on cuenvado de la construction o reconstruccaon del blen a los
fines de brndar alojamiento para la vivienda a uno o mas abuelos o progenitores naturales o adoplivos del propietano del bien o del espososa del
pproielario en el caso de que al menos uno de los abuelos o pfogenilores paa los cuales se destina el alojamiento tenga 62 acos o mas. Esa reduc-
can no puede superar lo minimo que se indica a conlinuaaon:
(1) El aumento en el valor de tasaion denvado de la construction o reconstruction del bien
(2) Veinte por crento del tolal del valor tasado sobre el bien mejorado.
(1) Para todos los ravamenes con excenan de los oravAmoenes de dislrilo escolar valuacones de bienes inmuebles residenciales seoun se
definen por lev general, ue comprendan nueve unidades o menos y que no eslen somelidos a las restlcciones de valuacidn establecidas n los
incisos (al a (c)Id se modificarn exclusivamente sen so disona en esle inciseo.
(ll Las tasaciones suietas a este ncis soe modificaran anualmente a la fecha de tasaclnr dispuesta por ley.t o esos cambios de lasacidn no
superaran el diez nor ciento 10%) de la lasacidn corresoondiente alt ano interior
121 Ninouna tlasacin supoeraO el valor juslo.
131 Con posteriordad a un cambio de tiulaidad o control. sen n se define Por lev general, inclusive cualauier cambio de ilularidad de una enli-
dad legal oue Doses la oroopedad. esa orooiedad se tasara avalor iuslo a narti de la oraxima iecha detlasaci6n. Posteriormente, esa oroiedad se val-


uara se00n se disconoa en esle inciso.
(4) Los cambios. los aoreadoa, las redi
obstante, con posterioridad a ese cambio. agreg


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sacioi esiaolecioas en l05 incisos la a ici v ii) se mooiicaran exausiamenie seQun se uispoena en esle inciso.
(11 Las tasaciones suelas a este inciso se modilcaran anualmen a la echdevaluade n isueapore: sin embargo eos ambiosen las
lasaciones no superarcn el 10 % de la tasacidn corresnondiente al aoo anterior.
(21 Ninauna tlasacion spear el valor t~uso.
(3) La leoislatura debe disponer oue la oropiedad cue corresonda se lase a valor iusto a padir de la ordima lecha de tasaci6n con posterior-
idad a una mera calitcada. sea n se define por lev general, se realize sobre esa orooiedad. Posleriormenle. esa oropiedad se valuara seoan se
dissonQa en esle inciso
141 La lenislatura oonde diooner que la ororiedad que corresonda se tase al valor ustlo a pardir de la fecha de la oroxima tasacon con Dos-
teriondad a un cambio en la oroiedad a control. seqn se define por lev general, inclusive cualouler cambio de litularidad de una entidad legal que


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ARTICULO 6. Exenciones para la vivienda familiar.-
(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal o equitaivo sobre un bien inmueble y que mantenga en stle la residencia habitual del propielario u oiro
dependiente del propietario por ley o por naluraleza, estarA exenla de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepcin de las valuaciones por beneficos espe-
ciales, hasta la valuaci6n lasacidn de veinlicinc ernemil dlares, v. oara odos toos oos otro ravmenes oue no sean los oravmenes de distrilos esco-
lares, sobre la valuacin tasada sueriora c incuenla mil dolares y haste seenta v cinco mil drlares, con postenorndad at reconoimiento de aquel dere-
cho del modo dispueslo por ley. El bien inmueble se puede poseer por iltulo legal o equlalivo, en forma integra,nmancomunada, en comin, en con-
dominio, o indireclamente a travis de la propedad accionaria o de la calidad de soco que represent el derecho de propiedad del propietario o del
socio en una sociedad que posea un domino pleno o derecho de arendamienlo iniciaimenle por un plazo superior a noventa y nueve anios. Laen-
cidn no se aplicar respect de ninauna lsta de valuacian hasla ue en primer lugar una agenda estatal desinada por ley general determine que esa
list cumole can las disposiciones del adiculo 4. Esla exenci6n queda anulada a la fecha electiva de cualouier modlicacidn a este Apartado que dispon-
ga la valuacidn del bien destinado a vivienda familiar por debaio del valor Iusto.
(b) No se permitlia mas de una exenacn a cualquier unidad de particular o famina o respect de cuaquier unidad residential. Ninguna exen-
cidn superara el valor del inmueble lasable respect del propietano o, en el caso de dominion por medio de propiedad accionada o del character de
socio de una sodedad, el valor de la propordin n la que ta pariacpaon en la sociedad devenga respect del valor lasado del bien.


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(ce)-Por ley general y suleto a las condiciones indicadas en aquella, la Legislalura puede proporcionar alos arrendatarios, que sean residents
permanentes, una desgravadcn fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravAmenes fiscales ad valorem. Esa desgravacin fiscal ad valorem sera de la man-
era y potr el imported que se estlablezca por ley general.
(dMI Por ley general, la legislature puede permilir que los condados a las municipalidades, a los lines de sus gravamenes Inbutarios respec-
tios y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, otorguen una exendon fiscal adidonal sobre viviendas lamiliares que no super los cincuenta mil
dolares a cualquier persona que lenga el derecho legal o equiativo sobre un bien inmueble y que conserve en l la residenaa permanent del propi-
elario y que haya alcanzado la edad de 65 aios y cuyo ingreso por grupo familiar, segun I define la ley general, no super los veinte mil dlares. La
ley general debe permitir que los condados y las municipaldades otorguen esta exencdon adicional, dentro de los limits eslablecidos en este inciso,
por medio de ordenanza adoptada del modo dispuesto pot ley general, y debe disponer el aluste penodico de la limitacion del ingreso eslablecida en
este.incaso debido a modicaciones en el costo de vida.
eG(0) Cada veteran que lenga 65 aios oa mas que se encuentre incapacitado en forma permanent en form total o partial recibira un des-
cuento sobre imported del impueslo ad valorem que de otro modo deba sobrela propiedad deslinada a vivienda familiar propiedad del veteran y done
reside, en el caso de que la incapaddad se relacione con el combat, el veteran fuera resident de este eslado al moment de ingresa al servicio
miltar de los Esbados Unidos, y el veteran fue a dado de bata con honors al moment de la separadn del serviio m itar. El descuento sera en un
porcentaje igual al porcentaje de incapacidad permanent del veteran relacionada con el combat seghn to determine el Departamento de Asuntos
de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para calicar en el descuento otorgado bajo este indso, el solicilante debe presenter al tasador de bienes del
condado, con anterioridad al 1 de marzo, evidenda de residencia at moment de ngresar al servicio military, una carta official del Departamento de
Asuntos de Veteranos de los Eslados Unidos en la que se indique el porcentaje de incapacidad relacionada con el servcio y la evidencia correspon-
dienle que razonablemente idenOtique la incapaddad como relacionada con el combat, y una copia de la baja coan honors del velerano. En el caso
de que el tasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasador debe notifiar al soliciante poresrito las razones del rechazo, y el veteran
puede volver a solicitarlo. Por ley general, la legislature puede d.spensar el requisio de soihlud annual en los aios postenores Este inciso tendra efec-
to el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de efecto nmediato, ynoo require de legislacin de apicacion.

APARTADO XII
ANEXO
ARTiCULO 27. Exendones imposilvas a la propiedad v restricciones a las valuaoones impositivas sobre inmuebles.-Las modificaciones a los
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee. Florida will
on Tuesday, December 4. 2007 at 6 00 p.m or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall. 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 1002: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY-ONE
(RSF-1) AND HOLDING (HI ZONING DISTRICT TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
RESIDENTIAL (PUD-R) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP AC-
CORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 07-013-R, submitted by Jose
Rasco, on behalf of property owners) 15th Street Homes LLC. The petition is to
change the zoning designation from RSF-1 and H to PUD-R tor vacant unplatted
property located between Southwest 9th Street and Southwest 15th111 Street.
Legal description: All that part of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, lying West of Blocks 248 and 249, and Southerly ex-
tension thereof,. First Addition to Okeechobee Florida," as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 6, Okeechobee County Public Records: South of Southwest 9th Street; North
of Southwest 15th Street; and Eat of Block 202, and Southerly extension thereof,
'Okeechobee" as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Okeechobee County Public
Records: and East ol Southwest 1Oth Avenue, within the City Limils of Okeechobee,
Florida. Less and except from the above described parcel the following. Beginning
at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South Boundary Line ol Section
21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line 28,6 for a Point of Beginning; thence East paralleling said South Line
of Section 21, aforesaid 56.6 feet; then North 175 feet; thence West 240 feet;
thence South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the Point of Beginning, said land
lying n and comprising a part of Government Lots 3 and 5 of Section 21 Township
37 South, Range 35 East. Together with the following described parcels:
PARCEL 1: (O.R. Book 581, Page 401): from the Southwest corner of Govern-
ment Lot 5, Section 21, Township 37 south, Range 35 East, thence East along the
South boundary line of said Government Lot 5 to intersection with the West nght-of-
way line of Okeechobee Avenue extended South, thence North along said nght-of-
way line of Okeechobee Avenue 25 feet for Point of Beginning; thence North along
Westl aght-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue 97.3 loee; thence West parallel to
South boundary line of Government Lot 5, 99.6 feet; thence South parallel to East
line of tract, 97.3 feet; thence East parallel to North line of tract, 99.6 feet, to Point of
Beginning, being a part of Government Lot 5, Section 21, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida.
PARCEL I: (0 R. Book 581, Page 401): from the Southwest corner of Govern-
ment Lot 5. Section 21, Township 37 south, Range 35 East, run thence East along
South boundary line of said Government Lot 5 a distance of 336.7 feet to intersec-
tion with the West right-of-way of Okeechobee Avenue extended South; thence
North along the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue a distance of 122.3
feet for Point of Beginning; thence West parallel to South boundary of Government
Lot 5 for a distance of 199.7 feet to intersection with the West boundary line of Gov-
ernment lot 5; thence Northeasterly along West boundary line of Government Lot 5 a
distance of 89.73 eet; thence east parallel to South line of tract a distance ol
154.76 feet to the West right-of-way line of Okeechobee Avenue; thence South
along said West right-of-way line a distance of 77 7 feet to Point of Beginning, being
a part of Govenment Lot 5, Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida
PARCEL III: (from Title Commitment): A portion of abandoned County Road
right-of-way in Section 21, Township 17 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: commence at the
South one-quarter corner of said Section 21 and bear South 89 degrees 45 feet 48
inches West along the South line of said Section 21 to the intersection with the West
right-of-way line of Southwest 71th Avenue, extended a distance of 56.50 feet;
thence bear North 00 degrees 01 feet 02 inches West along the West rght-of-way
line of said Southwest 7th Avenue, a distance of 199.84 feet' thence bear South 89
degrees 45 feet 48 inches West, a distance of 155.43 feet to the intersection with
the East right-of-way line of the said abandoned County Road and the Point of Be-
ginning, thence continue South 89 degrees 45 feet 48 inches West to the intersec-
tion with the extension of the West line of Block 248, First Addition to Okeechobee,
according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1. Page 11, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 44.61 feet; thence bear South 00 degrees
02 feet 53 inches West along the ,West line of said Block 248 extended to intersect
with the aforesaid East right-of-way line of the abandoned County Road a distance
of 77.71 feet, thence bear North 29 degrees 48 feet 39 inches East along the East
right-of-way line of abandoned County Road a distance of 89.77 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
PARCEL IV: (O.R. Book 471, Page 1544): A parcel of land lying in Section 21,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more par-
ticularly described as follows, commencing at the intersection of Hopkins Meander
Line and the South line of Section 21, bear Northeasterly along the said Hopkins
Meander Line, a distance of 28.6 feet; thence bear East parallel to the said South
line of Section 21, a distance of 56.6 feet; thence bear North 175.00 feet; thence
bear West, a distance of 80.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue
West, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence bear South, a distance of 175.00 feet; thence
bear East, a distance of 80.00 feet; thence bear North a distance of 175.00 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL V: (O.R. Book 419, Page 788): Beginning at the intersection of Hopkins
Meander Line and the South boundary line of Section 21, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, and run Northeasterly along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for
a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence East paralleling said South line of Section 21 afore-
said, a distance of 56.6 feet; thence North 175 feet; thence West 240 feet; thence
South 175 feet; thence East 183.4 feet to the Point of Beginning, said land lying in
and comprising a part of Government Lots 3 and 5 of Section 21, Township 37
South, Range 35 East. Less and except the East 160 feet.
PARCEL VI: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South,'Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly descnbed as follows: for
a POINT OF REFERENCE, commence at the intersection of the Hopkins Meander
Line and the South line of.Section 21; thence bear Northeasterly along said Hopkins
Meander Line a distance of 28.6 feet to the North right-of-way line of Southwest
15th Street; thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 23 inches East along said right-
of-way line (also being 25 feet North of and parallel to the said South line of Section
21) a distance of 56.43 feet to the Southeast corner of the lands described in O.R.
Book 153, Page 803 and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence departing said right-of-
way line, bear North 00 degrees 18 feet 09 inches West along the East line of those
lands described in O.R. Book 153, Page 803 a distance of 97.24 feet to the South-
west corner of the lands referred to as "Parcel 2" in O.R. Book 581, Page 401;
thence bear North 89 degrees 36 feet 39 inches East along the South line of said
"Parcel 2" a distance of 99.49 feet to the Northwest corner of the lands referred to
as "Parcel 1 "in O.R. Book 581, Page 401; thence South 00 degrees 39 feet 46 inch-
es East along the West line of said "Parcel 1" a distance of 97.23 feet to the North
right-of-way line of said Southwest 15th Street; thence bear South 89 degrees 36
feet 23 inches West along said right-of-way line a distance of 100.10 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.22 acres, more or less.
PARCEL VII: beginning at the intersection of Hopkins Meander Line and the South
boundary line of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, and run Northeast-
erly along said Hopkins Meander Line 28.6 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence East
paralleling said South line of Section 21 aforesaid, a distance of 56.6 feet; thence
North 175.0feet; thence West 80 feet; thence South 175.0 feet, thence East 23.4
feet to a Point of Beginning, said land lying and comprising a part of Government
Lots 3 and 5 of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, O.R. Book 596,
Page 1731. All parcels containing 50.81 acres, more or less.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in ts entirety by members of the public
in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm,
except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26. persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
pdor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if heanng or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane OGamitea, CMC, CITY CLERK
249799 ON 11/21/07


Community Events


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.


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.


Okeechobee High School Scholarship Drive
College costs continue to increase each year and the students
of Okeechobee are .always in need of financial assistance. The
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Program is currently recruiting
to increase the amount of scholarship funds available to these stu-
dents. If you or your business would like to offer a scholarship in your
name, or if you have any questions regarding scholarship contribu-
tions, please contact Bill R. Black at (873) 462-5025 ext. 3113. The
scholarship commitment deadline is Jan. 11, 2008 so new scholar-
ships can be included in the scholarship booklets. If this is not conve-
nient for you please call and we will work out the details.


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


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.


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TKD goes to state championships


On Oct. 28, Russ Ad-
ams Taekwondo America in
Okeechobee sent 17 students
who were eligible to Deleon
Springs for the State Taikwondo
Championships. In order to be
in the state tournament the stu-
dents had to qualify in either of
the two Regional tournaments
held this past year in February
or May.
The following are the re-
sults: Maliah Wright - Second
place in forms and third place
in sparring. Tyler Fairtrace -
third place in sparring. Travis
McKenna, Sr., - second place
in forms. Donnie Watson, Jr.,
fourth place in forms. Spirit
Awards were given to the fol-
lowing: Juliet Skinner, McKayla
Skinner, Cody Raulerson, Tiffa-
ny Bowers, Tara McKenna, T.J.
McKenna, Jr., Alex Hernandez,
Anthony Hernandez, Kimberly
Hernandez, Disan Hernandez,
Jr., Disan Hernandez, Sr., Mia
Lazaro, Michael Lazaro.
The 17 students also recieved
"Top 10 for the Year" State
awards. Congratulations to all
for their hard work this year.


Submitted Photo/Sunni Adams
Eligible students from Russ Adams Taekwondo attended the State Championships in Deleon
Springs. Students (front row, left to right) are: T.J. McKenna Jr., Donnie Watson Jr., McKayla
Skinner, Mia Lazaro. Students (middle row, left to right) are: Tyler Fairtrace, Maliah Wright,
Disan Hernandez, Jr., Alex Hernandez, Michael Lazaro. Students (back row, left to right) are:
Anthony Hernandez, Cody Raulerson, Travis McKenna, Sr., Kimberly Hernandez, Juliet Skin-
ner, and Instructor Russ Adams.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
"The Rocket" visits Okeechobee
NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Ryan Newman visited Okeechobee on Monday, Nov. 19, where
he took part in a bass fishing outing put on by Ranger Boats. Newman fished in the Kissim-
mee River and said the biggest fish caught during the day weighed in at 7.4 Ibs. Newman
finished 13th in points in the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings which ended Sunday, Nov. 18,
in Homestead where Newman came in 18th.


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Bass Club
meeting slated
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its next monthly meeting on
Dec. -13 at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 beginning at 7
p.m. The club holds its meetings
on the second Thursday of each
month with bass tournaments
being held the following week-
end. New members (especially
non-boaters) are welcome. For
more information contact Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to be-
come involved in the Auxiliary's
programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who ac-
tively support recreational boat-
ing safety and other Coast Guard
missions.


The Auxiliary also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved
in patrols, communications, ad-
ministration, seamanship, pilot-
ing/navigation, weather or search
and rescue. r.
For information, call (863)
763-0165.
Agri-civic center
open for riding
The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., is
open for recreational riding the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are avail-
able.
The cost is $10 per person.
Rules, waiver and release forms
are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioner's office, 304 N:W. Sec-
ond St., and the county extension
office at 458 U.S. 78 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1666 or
(863) 697-9977.


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