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GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Vol. 98 No. 332


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


500 Plus tax


Inside

Festival of Trees
has opening day
Hospice of Okeechobee's
Festival of Trees opened its
doors to festive group of shop-
pers on Monday at 9 a.m.
Cathy Schmiedel, event coor-
dinator, noted that it was the
largest crowd ever to attend
the event on opening day.
Page 2

Judge won't
lower woman's bond
An Okeechobee woman
asked a circuit court judge
to reduce her $450,000 bond
Tuesday morning, but her re-
quest was denied.
Kelly Harper, 44, S.W Cy-
press, was arrested Oct. 8
by the Okeechobee Narcot-
ics Task Force and charged
with three counts of traf-
ficking in hydrocodone.
Page 3

Briefs

Early Release Day
Okeechobee County
Schools will observe their sec-
ond student early release day
this week. Early release day will
be Thursday, Nov. 29.
Elementary schools will re-
lease students at 11:30 a.m.;
middle schools will release at
12:05 p.m.; the Freshman Cam-
pus and New Endeavor will
release at 10:30 a.m.; and the
Okeechobee High School will
release at 10:45 a.m.

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.

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

Lake Levels

10.30 feet
Last Year: 12.26 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
'I, Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index


County may allow CDDs


'Growing pains' may
bring Community
Development Districts

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A first for Okeechobee Coun-
ty is scheduled to take place
Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29
As a sign of the growing pains
Okeechobee is going through,
the Okeechobee County Board


of County Commissioners has
scheduled a workshop at 2:30
p.m. to consider establishment
of a community development
district (CDD). A community
development district is an in-
dependent district established
by Florida Statute "to manage
and finance basic community
development services." The
annual assessment for opera-
tion of community d-'.et-l''p
ment districts is placed on the
tax rolls and is paid at the time


property taxes are paid.
The Grove, a nine square
mile planned development
in the northeaster part of the
county, is also a CDD. Howev-
er, because of the size of The
Grove, state law required that
approval of that CDD come
from the state. This will be the
first CDD considered by the
county.
Since this is a new concept
for the county, the workshop
will be held to discuss advan-


tages and disadvantages of
such a district. If the commis-
sioners decide to establish a
CDD, a public hearing will be
scheduled.
The workshop was brought
about by the request of
Okeechobee Premier Property,
LLC, and Stephen E. Myers, Sr.
The developers of Northshore
Village would like for their de-
velopment to be governed by a
CDD. The proposed 390 acre
development, at final build


out, would consist of up to 813
single family homes, 192 multi-
family apartments, 16 acres of
commercial development and
recreational and open space.
The property, which is located
north of S.R. 70 E., extends
eastward from the Okeechobee
city limits to the L-63 Canal.
The developers plan to build
their planned community in
three stages with a projected
completion date of 2012. When
See County - Page 2





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lists



Wishes
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's that time of year again.
Children are asking Santa Claus
for presents and the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners is making its annual ap-
propriations request to the state
legislative delegation.
When they meet on Thurs-
day, Nov. 29, commissioners will
approve a resolution requesting
support from the state legislature.
They will also narrow down the
number of applicants for county
administrator, hearing the Florida
Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) Five Year Program and
creating a new position at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center.
Commissioners will approve
their wish list to present to the
Okeechobee County Legislative
Delegation when that group con-
venes in Okeechobee on Dec. 5.
They are expected to request
$1,500,000 for expansion of
Okeechobee Utility Authority's
(OUA) wastewater treatment
plant. Another $950,000 will be
requested to handle stormwater
runoff in the southwestern part
of the county. Rounding out their
wish list is a request for $500,000
for renovation -of the old court-
house.
In other business, Ben Walk-
er and Susan King of FDOT are
scheduled to address the board
on FDOT's Five Year Program.
The program includes improve-
ment of the railroad crossing on
Lofton Road, traffic signals, the
Okeechobee trailhead for the
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail,
four laning of S. R. 70, turn lanes
See Wishes - Page 2


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
On Tuesday,. Nov. 27, the
Community Collaborative
Council marked the end of
their second annual drive to
support Okeechobee's youth.
My Aunt's House represen-
tatives were on hand at the
Okeechobee County School
Board office where the room
was filled with only a partial
sample of all the toys and
clothing that was donated for
the local children.
Many toys are still on their
way that were loaded in cars
and not brought up the el-
evator to the thiid floor of the
county office. The Seminole
Pemayetv Emahakv Charter
School will also deliver their
donations which have come
from contests between the
classes at their school to bring
in the most gifts for all the chil-
dren in need.
My Aunt's House founder,
Reba Folsom expressed her
gratitude to the community
as a whole who always come


Members of the IRCC student practitioners nursing program at the Dixon-Hendry
campus (left) Jane Dillehay and Linda Herndon (center) collected gifts for local fami-
lies at IRCC. Pam Ouellette (right) is IRCC's RN Practitioner for the Okeechobee
campus.


together and meet the needs
of the families in Okeechobee.
My Aunt's House currently has


202 children on the list to re-
ceive gifts for Christmas and
more are referred to be added


everyday.

See Toys - Page 2


Classifieds.......................... 10-12
Com ics ...................................... 9
Community Events................ 4
Obituaries............................... 6
O pinion................................... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports.................................. 13
W eather.................................. 2

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Shriners tree sale going well

By Katrina Elsken ons," he said. "We think there Noting the popularity of the .
Okeechobee News are enough customers for smaller Christmas trees suit- M'A


Christmas trees of all sizes
traveled from Michigan for
sale in the Okeechobee Shrine
Club's tree lot in Flagler Park.
"These trees were grown on
the Slocum Brothers tree farm
in Hart, Michigan," explained
Keith Tomey. "We have been
buying from the same farm for
seven years."
He said the trees were cut
less than two weeks before
they were. shipped.
He said this is the Shrine
Club's first year in Flagler
Park, which now hosts two
charity tree sales. "We're not
here to compete with the Li-


both charity tree sales."
He added that with both
the Lions and the Shrine Club
in the park, the customers
have the advantage of look-
ing at both selections of trees
and a better chance of finding
the right holiday tree for their
home.
Buyers are encouraged
to visit the tree sale soon be-
cause the trees are selling fast.
About one-fourth of the nearly
400 trees that arrived on Sat-
urday were sold by Monday
morning. The larger trees --
ranging from 10 to 14 feet tall
-- sold first, he said.


able for an RV or park model
mobile home, the Shriners
ordered a larger selection of
5-foot trees this year.
Prices at the Shriners' tree
lot vary from $30 to $175, de-
pending on the size and type
of tree. Pine trees and fir trees
are available. The Shriners will
make less money on the tree
sales this year due to the cost
of transportation, he said.
"It cost almost as much to
ship the trees as it did to buy
them," Mr. Tomey explained.
He said some people ask if
See Trees - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Harvey Hawkins, Okeechobee Shrine President, (left) and
Keith Tomey are among the Shriners selling Christmas trees
in Flagler Park.


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Community Collaborate Council: Toy drive a success


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Members of the Community Collaborative Council including My Aunt's House representatives Mike Davis, Kelly
Tarr, Sharon Vinson, Jeanine Gran, Wendy Watts, Pat O'Connor, Becky Smith, Kay Begin, Judy Watts, Linda Wo-
loski, Cindy Barnes, Pam Ouellelle, Reba Folsom, Josh Padgett, Beverly Shurley, Sandra White, Kole Gillespie,
Tara Martin, Dianne Verner, Jill Rogers, Katharine Williams, Pam Harwas, Wendy Crouch, Melissa Dowdell, Wanda
Klesper, Debbie Gillette, Cindy Stepanovich, Sandy Akre, Patricia Romero, Ella Smith, Natalie Gustafson, Neclie
Joseph, Lisa Stark, Lea Eng, Paula Faconti, Lydia Ronco, Rosalind Brown, Angela Kelly and Lynn Vidulich all took
part in the Christmas toy drive for local families.


Donations help My Aunt's House


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Many local civic groups have gotten involved with
Okeechobee's beloved Christmas tradition, the annual Fes-
tival of Trees. Members of the DAR donated their tree to the
event, which benefits Hospice of Okeechobee and The Ham-
rick Home. Other donors include Palm Village Ranch, Pat's
Floral Design, Preferred Properties, Publix, Red Hat Society,
Debbie Retano, Linda Schneider, Seacoast Bank, and the
Tantie Quilters.


The Okeechobee County School Bus Drivers donated a tree
to Hospice of Okeechobee. It is adorned with charming deco-
rations all related to the school bus theme and topped with
a street light! Other donors include Julie Fetters, Flower Pet-
als, Okeechobee Golf & Country Club, Grace Christian After
School Program, Dr. Haas' office, and Dorothy Herring.


Festival of Trees has opening day


Hospice of Okeechobee's Fes-
tival of Trees opened its doors
to festive group of shoppers on
Monday at 9 a.m. Cathy Schmie-
del, event coordinator, noted that
it was the largest crowd ever to
attend the event on opening day.
"The trees this year are just in-
credible. It is really a sight to be-
hold. You can't help but get in the
Christmas spirit as soon as you
step in the door." Ms. Schmiedel
added.
"I always look forward to
Christmas at Hospice. Our Cor-
vette Club always does a tree,"


said Gloria Wymer, one of the
early shoppers at the Festival of
Trees. "I also enjoy shopping at
the Christmas Country Store and
going on the Tour of Homes. We
appreciate the help and cordiality
of the Hospice staff and volun-
teers."
Betty Head was also on hand
on opening day.
"I think it is beautiful and such
a bargain!" -she said. Mrs. Hand
noted that in Melbourne they have
a Festival of Trees, but they charge
admission to the event. She was
delighted to see that Hospice of


Okeechobee does not charge ad-
mission.
Debra Serrano and Dawn Al-
britton attended the festival for
the first time. Both were amazed
and started to plan a tree that they
will decorate and submit to next
year's event. "I am bidding on the
trees," said Ms. Serrano. "It is so
beautiful here!"
The event is held at the Hos-
pice Volunteer Blue Building,
located next to The Hamrick
Home on 411 S.E. Fourth .St. in
Okeechobee. All proceeds ben-
efit hospice patient care here in
Okeechobee, including services


offered at the new 12-bed hospice
residence.
The Festival of Trees runs all
week long. The final day will be
Sunday, Dec. 2. Weekday hours
are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Festival
of Trees is also open on Saturdays
and Sundays from noon until 5
p.m. The Country Store will be
open the same dates and hours. A
yard sale is also open each week-
day from 9 a.m. to noon. Admis-
sion to the Festival of Trees is free
and all are welcome. For more
information, call Ms. Schmiedel
at (863) 467-2321.


National Adoption Awareness Month is November


FORT PIERCE - Each night,
hundreds of children right here
across the Treasure Coast fall
asleep without a family. From
newborns to teens, these young-
sters share the same dream: to be
adopted into a loving forever fam-
ily. As they wait in foster, group or
kinship care, they lack the security
of a permanent home and the sta-
bility of permanent, nurturing par-
ents. Children's Home Society of


County
Continued From Page 1
completed, Northshore Village
will have two community/recre-
ational centers and about 90.25
acres of lakes and preserved
natural wetland.
Consultants for Northshore
Village as well as a consultant
obtained by the county are ex-
pected to be in attendance.


Toys
Continued From Page 1
Ms. Folsom currently has 80
business sponsors and seven in-
dividual sponsors. Sponsorship
for an individual typically entails a
donation of $100 where they go
purchase gifts for children, essen-
tially sponsoring a child.
They are working in collabo-
ration with other organizations
such as Toys for Tots in order to
reach the maximum number of
children and not duplicate chil-
dren on each organization's lists.
This will allow additional children
of Okeechobee the opportunity
to receive services by opening up
spots for more children.


Wishes
Continued From Page 1
on U. S. 441 S.E at 18"' Terrace, re-
surfacing U. S. 441 N. from north
of C.R. 68 to north of N.E 1681"'
Street, resurfacing U. S. 98 from
0.5 mile N.W of N.W 80"' Street
to north of S. R. 70 and bridge re-
pair of the Taylor Creek Bridge at
U. S. 441 S.E.
Due to increased use of the
agri-center, commissioners will
consider creating a new posi-
tion. There are 62 bookings to
date for the coming year. With
the expanded seating capacity to
be installed in February, the staff
is anticipating more bookings.
The special facilities technician
would be involved with event set
up, preparation of the arena and
barns, performing routine electri-
cal/plumbing repairs, preventive
maintenance and equipment op-
eration. The work schedule would
be flexible in order for this em-


Trees
Continued From Page 1
the tree sale money goes to the
crippled children.
"The money from this sale


Florida has been making dreams
come true for foster children by
creating extraordinary families
through adoption for 105 years.
To celebrate the many forever
families brought together through
adoption, and to raise awareness
for the thousands of children still
waiting, November is recognized
as National Adoption Awareness
Month.
During the month of November,


According to information fur-
nished to the commissioners,
currently there are 41 CDDs in
Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade County Pub-
lic Works Department has sub-
mitted a report on the impact of
CDDs in Miami-Dade that com-
missioners will be studying.
The CDDs only provide those
services that are specifically de-
fined in their enabling legisla-
tion. They can be responsible


This drive is a toy drive for
Christmas where needy and fos-
ter children of Okeechobee will
receive presents for Christmas dis-
tributed through My Aunt's House.
There is still time to donate toys or
other items for this worthy cause.
Drop off new unwrapped gifts for
children ages birth through 18 at
the Okeechobee County School
Board offices.
Through the help of the com-
munity, the needy children of our
local community will not have
to go without during this holiday
season.
This event is a joint venture
with My Aunt's House, which is a
local 501 (c)(3) organization, said
Sharon Vinson, facilitator for the
Shared Services Network


What: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
Nov. 29
Where: Commissioner
chambers, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
St.

ployee to be on hand for evening,
weekend and holiday events.
A 3 p.m. meeting is scheduled
with recruiter Colin Baenziger to
eliminate some of the eight can-
didates for county administrator.
Commissioners are expected to
whittle the list down to around
five. The remaining finalists will
be interviewed on Dec. 13 and
14, and at a special meeting on
Dec. 17 a new administrator will
be named.
Contenders for the position
are: Ray Brit of Deland, finance di-
rector for the City of Palm Coast;
Kenneth Fields of Boca Raton,
former executive administrative


doesn't go directly to the Shrine
Hospitals, but funding does go
through the Temple to support
the hospitals," he said.
"The North American Shrine
supports 22 hospitals," he con-
tinued, adding it costs about $2


the Children's Home Society, Trea-
sure Coast Division is scheduled to
complete 32 adoptions in an effort
to raise awareness of the need for
adoptive families throughout the
community. Thus far, 18 adoptions
have been finalized. This week
alone, CHS is planning to finalize
29 adoptions across Okeechobee
& the Treasure Coast. Three adop-
tions took place at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, located at 304


NW 2nd Street, with the Honorable
Judge McManus presiding.
Since National Adoption Aware-
ness Month was declared 17 years
ago, the number of children wait-
ing to be adopted has received
more attention; many of these
children have special emotional
and physical needs. Children's
Home Society of Florida is com-
mitted to helping each child find a
permanent and loving family.


for such things as water man- There are advantages to local
agement and control, water government, lawowners and de-
supply, sewer, utilities, bridgear"'velopers. One disadvantage of a
roads, public transportation and CDD is that homeowners may
conservation. Under certain con- be burdened with long-term in-
ditions they may also provide frastructure debt. However, ad-
such functions as security, mos- ditional infrastructure required
quito control, waste collection, by new growth is paid for en-
parks, and fire control. They are tirely by new growth.
governed by a board of directors Post your opinions in the Public
elected by the residents and of- Issues Forum at www.newszap.
ten have amenities not found in com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
typical developments, reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


This is one of two annual
events hosted by the Community
Collaborative Council to provide
for the needy children in the com-
munity. The other is a school sup-
ply drive which is held prior to
the beginning of the new school
year.
Last year the Community
Collaborative Council provided
school supplies for over 160 chil-
dren.
The Community Collaborative
Council is made up of members
from various non-profit agencies
in the community that aim to pro-
vide assistance to Okeechobee's
younger population.
My Aunt's House offers cloth-
ing to children throughout the
year on a referral basis. Those


officer for the Seminole Tribe of
Florida; Richard Finn of Hilton,
New York, former city manager of
Tacoma Park, Maryland; William
Scott Janke of Marathon, former
city manager of Marathon; Kathy
Rice, assistant city manager -of
Surprise, Arizona; John Schnei-
ger of Jacksonville, former city
manager of Montrose, Colorado;
Larry Stoever of Salina, Michigan,
former city manager of Salina;
and Gary Word, village manger of
Islamorada.
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
*award a banking services
contract for the board, clerk of the
court and tax collector;
*award a contract for replace-
ment of Nubbin Slough culverts;
*execute a contract with Craig
A. Smith & Associates for submit-
ting a FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitiga-
tion application for Oak Park;
*determine their interest in ac-
quiring surplus state lands from
the Department of Environmental
Protection:


million a day to operate the hos-
pitals.
"Under the Shrine, you have
hundreds of Temples which
support the Shrine. And each
Temple has thousands of units
and clubs that support the Tem-


eligible are referred through the
school they attend, the Depart-
ment of Children and Families, or
WIC.
For more information about
the Community Collaborative
Council, contact Sharon Vinson
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
For more information about
My Aunt's House visit www.my-
auntshouse.org or to arrange for
donation drop-off call (863) 634-
2306. Checks can be mailed to My
Aunt's House, 202 N.E. Second
Ave, # 1; Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Donations can also be made on-
line by credit card via PayPal.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguillar@newszap.com.


*authorize purchase of alumi-
num culverts;
*approve a contract to remove
vegetation and seal cracks in
paved surfaces at the Okeechobee
County Airport;
*authorize staff to negotiate
a contact with Craig A. Smith. &
Associates to provide engineering
services for the Hurricane Wilma
Community Development Block
Grant project;
*approve a six month exten-
sion of the Hurricane Wilma
Community Development Block
Grant;
*amend the budget to appro-
priate unanticipated supervisor of
elections grant funds;
*conduct a workshop at 1:30
p.m. to discus proposed amend-
ments to county ordinances; and
*conduct a workshop at 2:30
to discuss community develop-
ment districts.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


pies," he said.
When a crippled or burned
child is accepted for treatment
at a Shrine hospital, the Shrine
pays for all the care. The hospi-
tals' support comes completely
from the Shriners.


Water restrictions still in effect
Residents in the Lake Okeechobee Service Area (LOSA) of the
South Florida Water Management District are reminded that Phase
III Water Restrictions remain in effect. Under Phase III, most resi-
dential water users in the LOSA are required to limit outdoor irriga-
tion times to one day per week and four hours per day. Residents
with odd home addresses are allowed to water between the hours
of 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturdays, while residents with
even home addresses are allowed to water between the hours of
4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. EST on Sundays. Residents may also hand-
water (no sprinklers, automated or manual) on their designated
day between 5 and 7 p.m. No domestic water use for outdoor
irrigation will be allowed Monday through Friday.
In addition, residential -users may wash their cars, boats and
other equipment from 5-7 p.m. and within the specific times and
days where irrigation is allowed. Residents also are expected to
observe normal water conservation practices within the home.
The use of water for firefighting, safety, sanitation, health, medical
and other essential purposes is not restricted. Organizers of char-
ity car washes and outdoor water-based recreational activities are
required to obtain a variance. Application forms and instructions
are available on the District website at www. s fwmd. gov.
The Lake Okeechobee Service Area coincides with the area
that is served by the Okeechobee Utility Authority. Only surface
water uses are restricted. Irrigation that is from a ground water
well within this area is permitted. Surface water uses include wa-
tering from a pond, retention area, canal or other waterway. For
more information, please phone the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Okeechobee Service Center at 462-5260. To report a
violation, please contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
at 763-3117.

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.

'Today's Weather


Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Considerable cloudiness, with a slight chance of
showers. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from
the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness, with areas of fog
after midnight. The low will be in the mid 60s. The wind will be
from the east around 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon
showers. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from
the north around 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Friday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Monday: Partly cloudy. The high will be in the upper 70s.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3


Judge will not lower woman's bond


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman asked
a circuit court judge to reduce her
$450,000 bond Tuesday morning,
but her request was denied.
Kelly Harper, 44, S.W Cy-
press, was arrested Oct. 8 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
and charged with three counts of
trafficking in hydrocodone.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, she asked Cir-
cuit Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. to
lower her bond to $50,000, said As-
sistant State Attorney Carlos Wells.
Harper was first arrested on
Sept. 6 on a felony charge of ob-
taining a controlled substance by
fraud, which is also known as doc-
tor shopping.
An arrest report from the


Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) indicates that in just
over 60 days, Harper received 290
hydrocodone
pills from local
doctors and den-
tists. While she
took some of the
pills, an OCSO .
detective said
she was also sell-
ing the schedule
3 opiate-based Kelly
pain killer. Kelly
According to Harper
state statutes, 28 grams of hydroco-
done is the threshold for a charge
of trafficking. In the three instances
for which she was charged, Harper
received a total of 46.89 grams of
hydrocodone each time.
"She had a valid prescription for


everything she received," said the
detective. She has legitimate pain.
The problem is, she realized what
these things are worth."
The detective said Harper was
selling the pills for $12 each. The
detective added that this price "...
was cheap." The pain killer can
bring $15 per pill, or more, on the
street.
According to the arrest report,
on Feb. 23 Harper received 90 hy-
drocodone pills from a local doc-
tor.
The detective said the unem-
ployed woman had signed a pain
management contract with this
doctor.
By law, if a patient enters into a
pain management contract with a
doctor for pain medicine that pa-
tient cannot receive that same pain


killer from another doctor without
voiding the original contract, then
entering into a new contract with
the second physician.
On March 6 she received 20
pain killers from a local dentist that
were not hydrocodone.
On March 14 she received an-
other 10 hydrocodone pills from
the same dentist. She then received
90 hydrocodone pills on March 23;
10 more on March 28; and, another
90 on April 24.
The OCSO arrest report indicates
that 90 hydrocodone pills weigh
46.89 grams, which surpasses the
28-gram weight level required to
support the charge of trafficking.
Trafficking is a felony in the first
degree.


Man gets prison sentence for thefts


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man accepted
a plea deal from the state and was
sentenced Monday, Nov. 26, to 30
months in prison to be followed by
24 months probation.
Since Christopher Scott Single-
ton, 26, S.E. 34th Ave., is also a con-'
victed sexual offender and upon
his release from prison he will have
to wear an electronic monitoring
device as a condition of his proba-
tion.
Singleton entered a plea of no
contest in front of Circuit Judge
Sherwood Bauer Jr. on Monday to
charges of dealing in stolen prop-
erty (two counts) and giving false
information to a pawnbroker (two
counts). Although he was sen-
tenced to 30 months in a state pris-
on, Singleton will receive a credit
of 11 months and 18 days for time
he's already spent in jail.
He will also have to pay $145 in
restitution to the victim in the case.
In exchange for the plea, the


state dropped a felony charge of
grand theft.
According to court papers, Sin-
gleton was origi-
nally arrested 1 k
on Dec. 8, 2006,
and booked into
the Okeechobee F
County Jail un-
der a bond of
$50,000. When
he was arrested
by Detective Da- Christopher
vid Rogers of Singleton
the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
there was a 16-year-old female run-
away living with him.
Besides the aforementioned
charges, Detective Rogers also
charged Singleton with unlawful
sexual activity with a minor. That
charge was later dropped, said
Assistant State Attorney Ashley Al-
bright, because the girl cannot be
found.
However, Mr. Albright said if the
girl is found he will re-file the case.
In his OCSO arrest report, De-


Man sentenced to


jail, probation

By Eric Kopp 310 days he's already served.
Okeechobee News According to court papers,
An Okeechobee man Monday Johnson, of a Mable Butler Av-
efitered'a plea fn6d cofiistnd...enue address ir, Orlando, was
in return for the plea will spend arrested after he entered a car
approximately in which his girlfriend was sit-
50 more days in ting. Once inside the vehicle, Sgt.
the county jail Williams' arrest report states he
and will serve hit the woman about her head,
a year's proba- pulled out some of her hair and
tion. then went after her with a bro-
S y l v e s t e r ken liquor bottle.
Johnson, 29, The report states he tried to
was also or- cut her face but she dodged the
dered to com- Sylvester attempt and kicked him. He then
plete an anger Johnson cut the woman across her knee
management with the broken bottle.
class by Circuit Judge Sherwood Following the attack, he
Bauerhnson was originally ar- pushed her into an apartment
rested Jan. 21 by Sergeant Victo- where the fight continued
ria Williams of the Okeechobee throughout the night.
City Police Department (OCPD). The next day, they went to a
He was charged with aggravated local store where Johnson gave
battery with a deadly weapon the woman money to buy him
and burglary of an occupietl some cigarettes. He stayed in the
conveyance with assault or bat- car while she went into the store.
tery while armed. Once inside, she contacted the
However, Johnson entered manager and asked for help. The
his nolo contender (no contest) manager then called the police.
plea to a charge of felony bat- Sgt. Williams' report said the
tery. Judge Bauer ordered that he woman was also bitten on her
serve 365 days in the Okeechobee left side as well as on the back of
County Jail, with credit for the her left shoulder.


tective Rogers said on Dec. 5, 2006,
someone entered the victim's
home and stole a 24-inch televi-
sion set valued at $200; two 300-
game bowling rings valued at $650;
three watches valued at $500, $35
in coins; and, a chainsaw valued at
$200.
Detective Rogers learned
through his investigation that the
chainsaw was pawned at a local
pawn shop on Dec. 5, 2006. The
television set and the rings were
also pawned at other local pawn
shops, but at different times of the
day.
When the detective went to
Singleton's home he found the 16-
year-old girl also living there. The
girl, he said in his report, was a run-
away from Miami and had been


living with Singleton for five to six
weeks. The report goes on to state
that Singleton, who was 25 at the
time, told the detective that he and
the girl were going to get married.
The girl was turned over to the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies. Court records indicate that she
did not show up to give her deposi-
tion on May 25, 2007.
In 2001 Singleton was charged
with lewd and lascivious battery on
a victim 12-15 years old in St. Lucie
County. He was sentenced to one
year on house arrest to be followed
by two years on probation. Howev-
er, on July 4, 2002, he violated the
terms of his probation due to his ar-
rest in St. Lucie County on a charge
of possession of cocaine. He was
then sentenced to 20 months in
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CONSOLIDATION: The City of Okeechobee incorporated land area
is approximately 4 square miles. The city police and fire budget for next
year totals over $3 million. This averages over $750,000 per square mile.
Let's see, our county sheriff and fire budget is $23 million for the other
770 square miles which averages $30,000 per square mile. Is anyone
else concerned with how our city taxes are being spent? Is anyone pay-
ing city taxes ready to consolidate? Ready to stop duplication of services
to lower our taxes? Support consolidation of the city into our county!
DOGS: I know this subject gets tiresome but why don't the authori-
ties ever do anything about barking dogs? In one short block of SE 11 th
St. there are at least six dogs that are left outside day and night. They
bark at people walking past, school buses, the garbage truck, motor-
cycles, the UPS truck, most any vehicle actually, the moon, squirrels,
cats, other dogs and the rare occasion when their owners pay them a
little attention. I know the dogs don't know any better but seems like the
owners would have consideration for their neighbors. No one needs to
be alerted to traffic ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG! I am sure there is a
barking dog ordinance in the county. Is there one in the city? It wouldn't
take the authorities long to determine that these animals are offenders.
Can dogs eat and drink with a muzzle on? Not that all of the dogs are left
food and water for the day.
THEY'RE BACK: I notice that our northern visitors are heading back
into our area. I saw quite a few RVs and cars with out of state tags on the
road. I really hope that they take the time to do their homework about
the condition of the lake before they venture out to fish. If you can even
get your boat into the lake, you had better know where the channels are
and where the sandbars are or you will wind up stranded.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
. NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lakes Shops Suite K. For information'call
(863) 634-4780.
Thursday
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until.9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
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Guest Commentary


Keep manatees on endangered list


By Patrick Rose,
Aquatic Biologist
Executive Director
Save the Manatee Club
On September 12th, 2007,
the IUCN World Conservation
Union (IUCN) officially declared
the Florida manatee endangered
using exactly the same criteria
state officials are attempting
to use to justify downgrading
the manatee's status from En-
dangered to Threatened. After
a scientific status review at the
international level, the Florida
manatee was declared Endan-
gered on the Red List, which is
recognized as the most reliable
evaluation of the world's spe-
cies. The manatee's status eval-
uation was conducted and also
reviewed by some of the world's
most qualified sirenian scientists
who based their recommenda-
tion for listing as Endangered on
the most recent scientific data.
Incongruously, that was the
day the Florida Fish & Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) was scheduled to vote
on whether to reclassify the
manatee to a lesser state imper-
iled status - a vote that marine
industry representatives and
go-fast boating interests have
supported for many years. But
just two days before this monu-
mental vote, Florida Governor
Charlie Crist came to the rescue
and asked the Commission for
a reprieve for manatees, wisely
urging them to postpone the
vote, while also questioning the
accuracy of the method used to
estimate the size of the manatee
population.
Ultimately, the Commission
listened to the governor and
unanimously voted to postpone
the manatee's reclassification,
but under pressure from boat-
ing and development interests
they will revisit this issue at their


Courtesy photo/FWC
Manatees can be found in South Florida waterways. Dur-
ing the winter months, they seek warm water, such as areas
around power plants.


December 5th meeting.
How could the FWC, claim-
ing to be using IUCN's widely
supported listing/delisting cri-
teria, conclude that manatees
are no longer endangered and
move to downlist them? The an-
swer is simple. While the FWC
adopted IUCN's criteria for En-
dangered species, they opted to
call species that met those cri-
teria Threatened, instead of En-
dangered. Ironically, the Com-
mission openly declares that
manatees, with less than 2,500
adults, face a "very high risk of
extinction" but want to wait un-
til a species' risk of extinction is
"imminent" before declaring it
Endangered. A sure recipe for
future extinctions.
The FWC continues to non-
sensically argue that protections
won't change if manatees are
downlisted. In light of the hun-
dreds of manatees killed since
the unjustifiable reclassification
process began, this argument


seems disingenuous at best. At
worst, a change in status at this
time could have serious conse-
quences like cuts in funding for
research, rescue, and enforce-
ment programs. Already numer-
ous law enforcement positions
are proposed to be cut to meet
state budget shortfalls.
Furthermore, it is widely rec-
ognized that the natural springs
and power plant discharges that
most manatees depend upon to
survive the coldest winter days
are likely to be lost in the not to
distant future. Unless Florida's
springs are protected and alter-
natives to the power plants are
found and implemented, there
is also consensus that manatees
could suffer catastrophic winter
losses leading to more than a 50
percent decline in the current
manatee population.
With mortality continuing
at a brisk pace this year, with
threats from both human and
natural causes escalating, and


with the manatee's internation-
al biological status confirmed
as endangered, it is time for the
FWC to kill the unwarranted
downlisting effort. Looking be-
yond manatees to Florida's oth-
er imperiled species, it is time
for the Commission to fix their
imperiled species classification
system by adopting one where
all of Florida's most at-risk spe-
cies can be fairly reviewed, clas-
sified properly, and managed ac-
cordingly to sustain and recover
their numbers in the wild.
As someone who has worked
a lifetime to see manatees and
other imperiled species recov-
ered and ultimately taken off the
Endangered Species list for bio-
logically sound reasons, I will do
all I can to resist this politically
driven subversion of Florida's
imperiled species listing rule. I
simply cannot celebrate such a
tragic and irreversible mistake
that will further endanger mana-
tees and all the other imperiled
species we steward by continu-
ing to employ an inappropriate
and widely criticized classifica-
tion system. Please join me and
the over 20 million Americans
who have already made known
their objections to this politically
driven subversion of imperiled
species protections in Florida.
Rose is one of the world's
leading experts on the Florida
manatee. During his more than
30 year career, he worked as
the first federal manatee recov-
ery activities coordinator and
worked for Florida's Depart-
ments of Natural Resources and
Environmental Protection for 13
years where he led the creation
and implementation of recovery
programs for protected marine
mammals and sea turtles. For
more information on manatees
and the issues affecting them,
visit www.savethemanatee.org.


Countdown to Christmas


Church presents Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., Choirs present a
Christmas musical "Through the Eyes of a Child" Sunday, Dec. 2,
at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. For.more information call (863) 763-
1699.

Festival of Trees under way
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 until Sunday, Dec. 2, 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.

Toy drive planned for Dec. 1
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. They are asking businesses, churches and individuals 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 parking 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, and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. both evenings.
Tickets are now on sale at Raulerson Hospital and at Suzie's Hall-
mark Gift Shop in the Publix Shopping Center. Tickets are available
for only $12 for the self tour and $25 for the bus tour. Bus tour tick-
ets can be purchased at the hospital. For mote information, please
call Bill Casian at 824-2702.

Moose Legionnaires hold annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut "Fundraiser" for food baskets for
the less fortunate. Order forms and catalogs may be picked up at
the Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave., see Paul at the Lodge, 159
N.W. 36"' St., (863) 763-4954 or call Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chair-
man at (863) 467-1484 to order.

Christmas cookie sale
' The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
hold its annual Christmas cookie sale on Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information contact Anne
Brough at (863) 763-4228 or Betsy Cheney at (863) 357-0465.

VFW #9528 Auxiliary sponsors Toys for Tots
The Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge is
sponsoring Toys for Tots Program. This will be for our local chil-
dren; Buckhead Ridge and Okeechobee. New toys may be dropped
off at V.F.W. Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge. No clothing please. For
information call Annie at (863) 357-0467.

Big Lake Missions sponsors toy drive
The Big Lake Missions outreach is currently sponsoring their
13"' annual Christmas Toy Drive for the underprivileged children
in Okeechobee County, now through Dec. 20. They are request-
ing gifts and toys ranging in age from baby to teen. Also they need
donations of turkey's, hams and all of the trimmings for Christmas
dinners. Your family workplace can adopt a family by calling us at
(863) 763-5725. The mission works one on one with families who
are out of work, sick or just falling on hard times. The gifts are
given to the parents) to wrap and place under the tree for Christ-
mas morning. Big Lake Missions Outreach will accept store gift
certificates, checks made payable to the mission, or cash and the
volunteers will shop for the items needed. Receipts are available.
Please make checks payable to: Big Lake Missions Outreach and
mail to P.O. Box 1663 or call (863) 763-5725 or (863) 697-6433.


Church host annual bazaar
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church will host its second annual craft
bazaar and luncheon, Saturday, 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 sandwich will be available. For more
information call (863) 357-6500.

Ladies Auxiliary to host annual bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their annual Holi-
day Craft Bazaar on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tables are available
for $10. Everyone is welcome. Bring your goodies to sell or come and
shop. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For information, call Cheryl at
(863) 697-2930.

Retired Educators have Christmas ornaments
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association Christmas ornaments
are on sale. Ornaments are 24 karat gold on brass. On sale are the 2006
Ornament - First Brick School, and 2007 Ornament - Southland Hotel.
Each ornament is numbered, limited edition. A certificate includes histori-
cal information. Ornaments are $15 each. All funds go to their scholarship
fund. To purchase ornaments, call Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755, Kay Mc-
Cool at (863) 763-2829, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865, Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991 or Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487.

Santa at City Hall Park
Santa will be in the City Park on Nov. 28 through 30, and Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 10, 11, 12 and 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. The park is next to City Hall, where
the tree lighting ceremony is held. Pictures with Santa will be available
and goody bags will be given to the children. For information call (863)
763-3372.

Mainstreet sponsors window contest
The Okeechobee Main Street 3r" Annual window decorating contest
will be held. Judging will be held on Dec. 8. The winner will receive a
plaque. For information call Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN
(6246).

Lighted Christmas Parade planned
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Lighted Christmas Parade
will be held on Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. along with a craft show in parks 2 and
3. For information call (863) 763-3372.

Kiwanis Santa in park
The Kiwanis Club will host Santa in the Park again this year. Santa will
be in Park 4 on Dec. 8 following the Christmas Parade and also on Dec.
14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 from 6 until 8 p.m. For information
call (863) 763-3372.

Santa on the Fire Truck
Santa Claus will be on the fire truck on Dec. 20 in the Northwest and
Northeast section of the City, Dec. 21 in the S.E. section of the City and Dec.
22 in the S.W. section of the City. For information call (863) 763-3372.

Local club plans toy drive
The Just for Today Club is sponsoring a toy collection for the needy
children of the inmates in the Okeechobee County Jail. All donations are
to be received by Dec. 21. All toys are to be new and unwrapped. Please
drop off the toys at the Just for Today Club, 2303 U.S. 441 S.E., Suite K. For
information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-4017 or (863) 634-9386.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers
The Salvation Army needs your help during the upcoming Christmas
season. They need wonderful people who capture the Christmas spirit
to be bell ringers at different businesses during the holiday season. If you
would like to be a bell ringer or find out more information, call Rev. Jim
Dawson at 447-2715 during the first two weeks in November.

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Weddings


Engagements


Melissa Bond and RC Chamber
Bond-Chambers
Melissa Bond and RC Cham-
bers were joined in marriage on
Oct. 20, 2007.
The bride is the daughter
of Bruce and Robin Chesser of
Okeechobee. The groom is the
son of Lawrence and Wendy
Fipps of Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Traditions in St. Lucie
West, Mrs. Darlene Bass offici-
ated the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
her stepfather, Bruce Chesser.
The gazebo was decorated
with light pink ribbon. Each guest
was seated by the groomsmen to
white chairs. The bride and her
bridesmaids arrived in a white
limo and after being announced
husband and wife the couple
was welcomed by tossing flower
petals.
The bride wore a white strap-
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veil placed low in the bride hair.
The veil was replaced at the re-
ception by a sing white flower.
She carried pink and white
flowers, including the brides fa-
vorite, Gerber Daisy's. The maid
of honor was Jessica Bond.
Brides maids were, Jackie Burde-
shaw, Jamie Webber and Tonya
Harden.
The best man was, Coleman
Jenkins. Groomsmen were, LA
Fipps, Robbie Elsemiller, and
Brian Duenas.
The flower girl was Makenzie
Morrison of Cocoa Beach, daugh-
ter of Ralph and Suzy Morrison.
The ring bearer was Malcolm
Chambers of Okeechobee, son of
Crystal Chambers.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Traditions
town hall.
The honeymoon trip was
a 6-day Caribbean Cruise, and
the couple is now at home in
Okeechobee.


Danielle Clark and Chris BarnhE
Clark-Barnhart
Jim and Monica Clark of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Danielle Clark to Chris
Barnhart of Jacksonville.
The prospective groom is the
son of Chuck and Juliet Barnhart
of Jacksonville.
The wedding is planned for
June 21, 2008 in Okeechobee.
The bride to be is a 2001 grad-
uate of John Carroll High School.
She graduated from University of
North Florida. She is employed as
a First Grade Teacher with Chets
Creek Elementary Duvall County
Schools.
The groom is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Terry Parker High School.
He graduated University of North


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Florida. He is employed as an
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Office.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Jacksonville.


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Lake water quality is


Water quality and water clarity
in Lake Okeechobee, the largest
freshwater lake in the southeast-
ern United States, have improved
substantially over the past two
years. Aided by two relatively
inactive hurricane seasons and
subsequently low phosphorus in-
flows to the 730-square-mile lake,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's (SFWMD) most
recent water quality data for Lake
Okeechobee indicate environ-
mentally favorable conditions not
seen in more than three years.
Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee recently registered
an average of 77 parts per billion
(ppb) across 27 monitoring sites,
with near-shore areas at an aver-
age of 33 ppb showing the greatest
improvement. One monitoring
site registered 11 ppb phospho-
rus. After Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne in 2004, phosphorus lev-
els in Lake Okeechobee reached
more than 400 ppb; after Hurri-
cane Wilma in 2005, levels aver-
aged more than 300 ppb.
Despite winds and rainfall that


swept along the coast last week
due to Tropical Storm Noel, South
Florida has experienced minimal
storm activity during the past two
hurricane seasons. This has vastly
improved Lake Okeechobee's
water clarity in near-shore areas,
benefiting submerged aquatic
vegetation. Just one year ago,
less than 3,000 acres of sub-
merged aquatic vegetation dot-
ted the lake bottom; today, im-
proved water clarity is allowing
more sunlight to penetrate to the
lake floor, helping these plants to
proliferate. SFWMD scientists re-
cently documented the recovery
of submerged aquatic vegetation
across more than 30,000 acres
throughout Lake Okeechobee.
Low water levels also have
created mud flats around the
perimeter of the lake, attract-
ing birds not normally seen
in the Lake Okeechobee area
to feed on insects .and other
invertebrates. More than 10,000
shorebirds of various species,
including gulls, terns and sand-
pipers, were observed during a


monitoring mission ea
year. At the same t
stages threaten apple si
lations, which is the print
source for the endanger
kite. The District, in pa
with the Harbor Branc
graphic Institute, is
methods to grow apple
return them to the lake'
ter levels rise.
To take advantage
low water levels, the
is spearheading env
tal enhancements, suc
scraping of excess s
accumulated during pa
canes and the planting
apple and bulrush in a
mally difficult to reach
this year, more than 1.
cubic yards of plosph
muck were scraped and
off Lake Okeechobee's
shoreline, exposed by t
drought. In addition,
tive pond apple and cyp
were planted on the r
and spoil islands near C
and 1,725 trees were pla


improving

earlier this Moore Haven. Adding native
ime, low trees where they once grew in
nail popu- abundance and re-exposing the
mary food lake's naturally sandy bottom are
rtner snahi expected to further improve criti-
h Ocean- cal aquatic habitats when water
exploring levels return to normal.
snails to In anticipation of continued
when wa- lowwater levels well into the com-
ing dry season, water managers
of the are planning additional environ-
SFWMD mental enhancement projects, in-
vironmen- cluding new muck scraping initia-
edi sent tives, plantings and restocking of
ast hurri- native apple snails to reinvigorate
of pond wading bird populations.
ireas nor- "Lake Okeechobee is go-
h. Earlier ing to be healthier as a result of
.9 million this work," said Carol Ann We-
horus-rich hie, executive director of the
d trucked SFWMD. "Although the drought
dried-out and current water shortage have
1,000 na- brought many difficult challenges,
)ress trees they also provide a real opportu-
rim canal nity for environmental restoration
'lewiston, in Lake Okeechobee and other
nted near sensitive areas."


Obituaries


Dike A. Amditis
Dike A. Amditis age 79 of In-
terlachen, died Sunday, Nov.
25, 2007 at Putnam Community
Medical Center in Palatka. Born
in Jamestown,
Pa., he resided
in Wayne, N.J.
until moving to
Florida in 1985..,-4 -,,
A U.S. Navy vet-
eran of World .
War II, Dike re- ]
tired from Public
Service Electric Dike A.
and Gas in Clif- Amditis
ton, N.J. after
more than 35 years of service. He
was a member and deacon at the
First Congregational Church in
Interlachen. As his hobbies, he
loved golfing, fishing and RV-ing
in the Smokey Mountains near
Sylva, N.C. where he and his wife
Nita would spend several months
throughout the year.
He is preceded in death by
two other beloved women, Mar-
garet (Palicia) Amditis and Ruth
(Bizub) Amditis; grandson, Paul
Andy. Savakinas and brothers, Er-
nest and Stanley.
He is survived by his wife of
- six years, Nita Giovanniello Am-
ditis of Interlachen; children Pa-
tricia (John) Jacobs of Wayne,
N.J., Michelle (Charles) Scott of
Charlotte, N.C., Peggy (Philip) At-
kinson of Cocoa, Linda Amditis of
Interlachen, and Gary Dike Amdi-
tis of Pittson, Pa.; grandchildren,
Mark Jacobs, Jackie James, Mary
Margaret Van Splinter, James
Atkinson, Michelle Huntington,
James Savakinas, Rachel Havrilla,
Amy Merlino, Lori Brady, Michael
Amditis; great grandchildren,
Abigail, Riley, Clay, James, Hailey,
lan, Aidan, and Liam Huntington,
Samantha Savakinas, Kyle Havril-
la and Madison and Hannah Mer-
lino; brothers, Alex, Arthur and
Athenia Amditis Circle and many
nieces, nephews, grand nieces
and nephews and his beloved


pet, Pepe.
Memorial services will be 11
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the First
Congregational Church in Inter-
lachen with Rev. Irvin Joslin offici-
ating. The U.S. Navy will also be-
stow military honors. Following
the service, a time of sharing in
food and fellowship will be held
at the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers and in honor-
ing Dike's caring spirit of always
wanting to help others, the fam-
ily requests unwrapped gifts be
brought to be given to the local
Putnam CO. Elf's for Kids (for-
merly known as Putnam Co. Toys
for Tots)
Arrangements are under the
direction of Johnson-Overturf Fu-
neral Home in Interlachen.

Paul Keith D'Agostina
Paul Keith D'Agostina, age 32
of Franklin, N.C. and formally of
Okeechobee, died Nov. 15, 2007
in Franklin, N.C. Born in Avon
Park, he was the son'of Paul Chris
D'Agostina of Okeechobee and
Laua Lee Dalrymple Roller of
Franklin, N.C.
He worked in "t'
sales at Smith -. .
Power Sports -
and loved music ..
and snowboard- '. '
ing.
He was pre- "
ceded in death -
by his maternal Paul Keith
grandfather, D'Agostina
Warren A. Dal-
rymple; paternal grandfather,
Paul D. D'Agostina; sister, Shan-
non Gail D'Agostina and step
grandfather, Gene Hurley.
He is survived by his parents;
maternal grandmother, Terry Dal-
rymple Raulerson of Okeechoee;
paternal grandmother, Retha Ma-
rie D'Agostina of Okeechobee;
stepfather, Rick Roller of Mari-
etta, Ga.; step grandmother, Bar-
bara Hurley; brothers and sisters,
. Christine D'Agostina, Nicholas


D'Agostina, Megan D'Agostina,
Christopher D'Agostina, Chandel
Verrecchio and John Verrecchio;
fiance, Paige Carpenter and her
daughter, Kaetlyn of Franklin, N.C.
best friend, Rob Elliot of Frank-
lin. In addition, he is survived by
several nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles, and many friends.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec.
3 in the Buxton Funeral Home
and Crematory, 110 N.E. Fifth St.
Okeechobee.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, Okeechobee.

Shirley Marie
Bruch Tickell
Shirley Marie Bruch Tickell,
age 80 of Barnard, Vt., formerly of
Branford, Conn., passed away on
Nov. 25, 2007 in Okeechobee. She
was a member of the Silver Lake
Progressive Club and attended Sil-
ver Lake Chapel in Barnard.
She is preceded in death by
her parents and brothers, John
Bruch and Robert Bruch.
She is survived by her loving
husband of 60 years, Arthur J,..


Tickell; children, Dolly Tickell of
Gulfport, Christian (Beverly) Tick-
ell of Virginia Beach, Kurt (De-
nise) Tickell of
Branford, Conn.,
and Cynthia
Tickell of Tam-
pa; sister, Evelyn -- -
B. Norman of
Hamden, Conn.,
and Lois B.
Madsen of West
Haven, Conn., Shirley Marie
along with ex- Bruch
tended family Tickell
and caregivers
Wes (Nancy) Johnson of Hart-
land, and Ted (Beverly) Ward
of Barnard, Vt. In addition, she is
survived by eight grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
Services will be delayed until
spring in her beloved Barnard.
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily suggests donations to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, 34973 or the Visit-
ing Nurse Association of Florida.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Sense of humor important at holiday meals


The Dinner
�~ Diva


_," by
Leanne
Z T Ely


Thanksgiving is one holiday
where you cannot let your per-
fectionism run your life. Norman
Rockwell paintings are paintings
-- not snapshots of real life. It's an
idealistic picture of what we all
wish and pine for; not the real Mc-
Coy. Remember that if you run out
of gravy, burn the rolls or the turkey
isn't done and it's 6 p.m. Thanks-
giving Day!
A sense of humor should be
standard operating equipment for
each one of us. Even if you weren't
born with one, you can have one if
you decide to stop taking yourself
so seriously, lighten up on the per-


fectionism and make up your mind
to laugh at even your biggest gaffs.
Years ago, I read something
about a woman I will never forget.
It seems this woman was putting a
new big bottle of water on the wa-
ter cooler, when it slipped off and
all the water came gushing out all
over the floor. Apparently, she was
known for her temper but a FlyLa-
dy musing (from FlyLady.net) had
made her stop and take note that
her angry words were damaging
herself and her family.
So instead of getting upset, she
started to laugh. Then her children
started to laugh, and then they
played in the water and laughed
some more! In the end, they all
gathered up beach towels, mopped
up the floor and this story became
a cherished family memory. It's
amazing how a change of attitude
can completely overhaul a bad situ-
ation!
Remember that this holiday
season if you're hosting your family
and friends at your house. Take vol-
unteers if they ask, recruit people


to help if they don't and above all,
remember that even a holiday meal
with a ruined dinner and grilled
cheese sandwiches can become
the best dinner ever. It's all in your
attitude!
Speaking of grilled cheese. Mex-
icans call their grilled cheese sand-
wiches quesadillas-same thing,
just made with a tortilla. Here's a
recipe for a quick meal, Mexican
style.

Chicken Quesadillas
Serves 4
4 (10 inch) whole wheat torti-
llas
2 cups chopped cooked chick-
en breast
1/2 small red onion, thinly
sliced
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
I cup Mexican style shredded
cheese
CONDIMENTS:
Your. favorite jarred salsa


Sour cream
Sliced avocado
In a nonstick skillet, heat the tor-
tilla over medium high heat, open
faced for just a minute. Sprinkle 1/4
cup of the cheese all over the tor-
tilla, allowing the cheese to begin
to melt. Now place about 1/2 cup
of the chicken over the cheese on
just ONE side of the tortilla, adding
a quarter of the sliced onion on top
of that, followed by 1 tablespoon
of the cilantro. Fold the tortilla over
and mash the top ever so slightly
with your spatula to allow the in-
sides to mush together.
Serve with your favorite jarred
salsa and any other condiments
you may enjoy. Enjoy!
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her web site
www.SavingDinner.com or her
Saving Dinner Book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her New
York Times Best Selling book "Body
Clutter," published by Fireside;
Copyright 2007; Leanne Ely; Used
by permission in this publication.


(ARA) - No one wants to be
a killjoy at Thanksgiving, but
for those trying to stay healthy,
Thanksgiving can provide a slew
of unhealthy temptations. To
look forward to this special day
without completely sacrificing
healthy habits, you need strat-
egies that will help ensure you
enjoy the holiday without regret.
"The holidays should be en-
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to abandon healthful eating
habits," says Dr. Holly G. Atkin-
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of Everydayhealth.com and a
health care professional with
over 20 years of experience.


"Balance and control are critical
factors this time of year to make
sure we don't overindulge."
Here are some strategies to
help you stay healthy while
enjoying holiday foods:
* Contribute a healthy option.
Offer to bring your own
healthy option so you know
at least one item won't be fat-
tening. It's' a thoughtful gift
for the host or hostess, and
it's proactive on your part.
* If you fast, you will fail.
Fasting is a recipe for failure.
Total deprivation actually leads
to extreme hunger, cravings,
and inevitably, overeating at


mealtime. Stick to regular meal
schedules full of good food
choices. Start the day with a
nutritional breakfast that ?in-
cludes a protein, like a cheese
and veggie omelet, or a low-fat
dairy choice, such as plain non-
fat yogurt flavored with vanilla
extract and sugar substitute.
* Leave the table
When you're at a party, don't
hang out by the food. Social-
ize in a different room if you
can. Make the holidays about
good company and conver-
sation instead of seconds of
stuffing and pumpkin pie.


* Use healthy ingredients.
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dients and cooking methods can
make favorite recipes healthier
without sacrificing taste. For ex-
ample, use reduced-fat cheese
in appetizers and side dishes.
Use low-fat yogurt, reduced-fat
or fat-free sour cream for dips.
Instead of a traditional candied
sweet potato casserole, bake
sweet potatoes in the oven
until soft. Replace corn bread
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The top five hidden home hazards


Agency places
magnetic toys
as deadly dangers
Whether it is an apartment,
duplex or single-family resi-
dence, the home is a place that
is supposed to give families a
feeling of safety and security.
For many Americans families
however, an injury or death of a
loved one can turn this place of
happiness into one of tragedy.
Each year, 33.1 million peo-
ple are injured by consumer
products in the home. Some
hazards are from products the
Agency, U.S. Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission (CPSP)
has warned about for years;
others come from new prod-
ucts and technologies. To keep
Americans informed of dangers,
the CPSC has identified the Top
Five Hidden Home Hazards - as-
sociated with products that peo-
ple may be using everyday, but
are unaware of the dangers that
they can cause. These home
hazards are often unseen or un-
noticed by consumers.
"The home is where people
feel comfortable and secure,
but constant awareness is the
key to keeping families safe,"
said Acting Chairman Nancy
Nord. "CPSC is aiming to in-
crease awareness of the hidden
hazards around the home in or-
der to help consumers protect
against these dangers."
With no or very little invest-
ment, incidents and injuries
from these dangers are prevent-
able. Simply by being aware of
these Top Five Hidden Home
Hazards, many lives can be
spared and life-altering injuries
avoided.
The top hidden hazard is
magnets-since 2005 there has


been one death and 86 inju-
ries; 8 million magnetic toys re-
called.
Today's rare-earth magnets
can be very small and powerful
making them popular in toys,
building sets, and jewelry. As
the number of products with
magnets has increased, so has
the number of serious injuries
to children. In several hundred
incidents, magnets have fallen
out of various toys and been
swallowed by children. Small in-
tact pieces of building sets that
contain magnets have also been
swallowed by children. If two
or more magnets, or a magnet
and another metal object are
swallowed separately, they can
attract to one another through
intestinal walls and get trapped
in place. The injury is hard to di-
agnose. Parents and physicians
may think that the materials will
pass through the child without
consequence, but magnets can
attract in the body and twist or
pinch the intestines, causing
holes, blockages, infection, and
death, if not treated properly
and promptly.
Prevention Tip: watch
carefully for loose magnets and
magnetic pieces and keep away
from younger children (less than
six). If you have a recalled prod-
uct with magnets, stop using it,
call the company today, and ask
for the remedy.
Coming in at number two
are recalled products, each year
there about 400 recalls. CPSC is
very effective at getting danger-
ous products off store shelves,
such as recalled toys, clothing,
children's jewelry, tools, appli-
ances, electronics and electrical
products. But once a product
gets into the home, the con-
sumer has to be on the lookout.
Consumers need to be aware of


the latest safety recalls to keep
dangerous recalled products
away from family members.
Prevention Tip: get danger-
ous products out of the home.
Join CPSC's "Drive To One Mil-
lion" campaign and sign up for
free e-mail notifications at www.
cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx - an e-
mail from CPSC is not spam - it
could save a life.
The third top hazards in
homes are tip-overs which
cause an average of 22 deaths
per year; 31 in 2006 and an es-
timated 3,000 injuries.
Furniture, TVs and ranges
can tip over and crush young
children. Deaths and injuries oc-
cur when children climb onto,
fall against or pull themselves
up on television stands, shelves,
bookcases, dressers, desks, and
chests. TVs placed on top of fur-
niture can tip over causing head
trauma and other injuries. Items
left on top of the TV, furniture,
and countertops, such as toys,
remote controls and treats might
tempt kids to climb.
Prevention tip: verify that
furniture is stable on its own.
For added security, anchor to
the floor or attach to a wall.
Free standing ranges and stoves
should be installed with anti-tip
brackets.
The fourth most hazardous
thing hidden in a home are
windows and coverings which
cause an average of 12 deaths
annually from window cords; an
average of 9 deaths and an esti-
mated 3,700 injuries to children
annually from window falls.
Children can strangle on win-
dow drapery and blind cords
that can form a loop. Parents
should use cordless blinds or
keep cords and chains perma-
nently out of the reach of chil-
dren. Consumers should cut
looped cords and install a safety


tassel at the end of each pull
cord or use a tie-down device,
and install inner cord stays to
prevent strangulation. Never
place a child's crib or playpen
within reach of a window blind.
The dangers of windows
don't end with window cover-
ings and pull cords. Kids love to
play around windows. Unfortu-
nately, kids can be injured or die
when they fall out of windows.
Do not rely on window screens.
Window screens are designed
to keep bugs out, not to keep
kids in.
Prevention Tip: Safeguard
your windows: repair pull cords
ending in loops and install win-
dow guards or stops today.
The final hidden danger in
homes are pool and spa drains
which caused 15 injuries, and 2
fatalities from 2002-2004.
The suction from a pool drain
can be so powerful that it can
hold an adult under water, but
most incidents involve children.
The body can become sealed
against the drain or hair can
be pulled in and tangled. Miss-
ing or broken drain covers are a
major reason many entrapment
incidents occur. Pool and spa
owners can consider installing
a Safety Vacuum Release System
(SVRS), which detects when a
drain is blocked and automati-
cally shuts off the pool pump or
interrupts the water circulation
to prevent an entrapment.
Prevention Tip: every time
you use a pool or spa, inspect it
for entrapment hazards. Check
to make sure appropriate drain
covers are in place and undam-
aged.
To learn more about these
and other home hazards, and to
sign up for recall information,
visit our Web site at http://www.
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At the Movies .Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 23,
through Thursday, Nov. 29, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Enchanted" (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.
Theatre Ill - "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.
For information, call (863)
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Today

in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28,
the 332nd day of 2007. There are
33 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 28, 1942, nearly 500
people died in a fire that destroyed
the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in
Boston.
On this date:
In 1520, Portuguese naviga-
tor Ferdinand Magellan reached
the Pacific Ocean after passing
through the South American strait
that now bears his name.
In 1907, future movie produc-
er Louis B. Mayer opened his first
movie theater, in Haverhill, Mass.
In 1943, President Roosevelt,
British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill and Soviet leader Josef
Stalin began conferring in Tehran
during World War II.
In 1958, the African nation of
Chad became an autonomous
republic within the French com-
munity.
In 1964, the United States
launched the space probe Mari-
ner 4 on a course to Mars.
In 1967, actress-model Anna
Nicole Smith was born Vickie
Lynn Hogan in Houston.
In 1979, an Air New Zealand
DC-10 en route to the- South
Pole crashed into a mountain in
Antarctica, killing all 257 people
aboard.
In 1987, a South African Air-
ways Boeing 747 crashed into the
Indian Ocean with the loss of all
159 people aboard.
In 1990, Margaret Thatcher re-
signed as British prime minister
during an audience with Queen
Elizabeth II, who conferred the
premiership on John Major.
In-2001, Enron Corp. collapsed
after would-be rescuer Dynegy
Inc. backed out of an $8.4 billion
deal to take it over.
Ten years ago: India's pow-
erful Congress Party withdrew its
support from India's ruling coali-
tion, forcing Prime Minister Inder
Kumar Gujral to resign.
Five years ago: In twin at-
tacks in Kenya, three suicide
bombers killed 14 people at an
Israeli-owned hotel, while at least
two missiles were fired at - but
missed - an Israeli jetliner taking
off from Mombasa airport.
One year ago: At the open-
ing of a NATO summit in Latvia,
President Bush rejected sugges-
tions Iraq had fallen into civil war
and vowed not to pull U.S. troops
out "until the mission is com-
plete." The U.N. Security Council
voted unanimously to extend for a
year the mandate of the 160,000-
strong multinational force in Iraq.
Pope Benedict XVI, in Turkey on
his first visit to a Muslim country,
urged all religious leaders to "ut-
terly refuse" to support any vio-
lence in the name of faith.
Today's Birthdays: Record-
ing executive Berry Gordy Jr. is
78. Former Sen. Gary Hart, D-
Colo., is 71. Singer-songwriter
Bruce Channel is 67. Singer
Randy Newman is 64. Movie di-
rector Joe Dante is 61. CBS News
correspondent Susan Spencer is
61. "Late Show" orchestra leader
Paul Shaffer is 58. Actor Ed Har-
ris is 57. Actress S. Epatha Merk-
erson is 55. Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff is 54.
Country singer Kristine Arnold
(Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 51.
Actor Judd Nelson is 48. Movie di-
rector Alfonso Cuaron is 46. Rock


musician Matt Cameron is 45. Co-
median Jon Stewart is 45. Actress
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon is 41.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Dawn
Robinson is 39. Hip-hop musician
apl.de.ap (Black Eyed Peas) is 33.
Actress Aimee Garcia is 29. Rap-
per Chamillionaire is 28. Actress
Scarlett Pomers ("Reba") is 19.
Thought for Today: "No
man can be a patriot on an empty
stomach." - William Cowper,
English poet (1731-1800).


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*DEAR ABBY: I have a great
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even when things get a little hec-
tic. I love my job - except for one
thing.
A woman who works here is
a constant downer. She constantly
talks about how fat she is (she's
overweight, and so am I), how ugly
she is (she's not), how horrible her
marriage is, how she won't live
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Whenever I try to interject
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ping "happy pills" into her morning
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person they're talking to will con-
tradict them and say, "No, you're
not." In this case, your co-worker
appears to be very depressed -
and with good reason.
I do have a suggestion, however,
for the next time she makes a nega-
tive comment. Instead of trying
to turn it around, agree with her.
Say, "Yes, isn't it sad?" or "You're
a saint," then change the subject.
That may stop her.

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tures or will introduce you to someone
who can teach you something unique.
Dance, laugh, love and be merry.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A
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Talk face-to-face if you want to resolve
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Whether it is at work, school or play,
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standard that others will admire and try
to mimic. A close friend or relative will
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on your part will pay off.
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gain. You will be the one with the ideas,
solutions and the spark that ignites ev-
eryone else. Love is definitely present
and a fairytale romance can develop
today.
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things together, regardless of what oth-
ers say or do. You have to give your
best to something you believe in.
Working for a worthy cause will help
you differentiate yourself from others.
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made sure there was a clause
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have pets on the property. And if
you were aware that your dogs
barked at night, you should have
taken them into the house so they
wouldn't disturb your neighbors.

*DEAR ABBY: Is it all right for a
family member to eavesdrop on a
conversation on the extension line?
The other day, my husband and I
picked up the phone at the same
time. It was my mother calling
to chat and to ask a question. Al-
though the call was clearly for me,
my husband remained on the line
because, he said, he had a question
for her when I was done with the
conversation.
I contend that this was rude, as
I didn't know he hadn't hung up
the other phone. He contends that
he had a right to listen because it
is his house, and he can listen in if
he wants.
Although nothing of a personal
nature was discussed, I still think
he should have given me my pri-
vacy and asked'me to let him know
when Mom and I were done talk-
ing so he could ask his question.
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family. Please respond. - Nancy
in Belmont, Calif.
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it's usually because he/she knows
he/she is wrong. I don't know
whether your husband is a bully or
simply has no life of his own, but
eavesdropping is a very unpleasant
trait. And in the interest of family
harmony, he should cut it out.
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Christmas items, Mens to
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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
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8 Felt
14 Red Corvette, for
some
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the wall, maybe
17 Big bash
18 Spanish fleet
19 Perfect
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dog
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23 Avian home
24 "The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the
Galaxy"
protagonist
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29 Approvals
30 Bard's
"frequently"
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shortens text
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make a good
one
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44 Explorer
Hernando de _
45 Call's counterpart
46 Nuisances
50 Frozen dessert
chain
52 Beelzebub
55 Near or Far
follower
59 Jack of "Barney
Miller"
60 1985 U.S. Open
winner
Mandlikova
61 Whoop it up
62 Confined, with
"up"
64 Place to fix this
puzzle's theme
words?
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68 Catch up with
69 Spoke harshly
70 Scurry
71 Crumpets partner

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Hubble
2 Groom mate
3 "Seinfeld"
character Elaine


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attraction
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bobbles
10 Game involving
mathematical
strategy
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transport
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one-time maker
of slot cars
13 Passed out
15 Colorful quartz
21 Your, of yore
24 _ Spumante
25 Office manager's
purchase
26 Forms morning
moisture
28 Rent
30 Under way, as
racehorses
31 Cone bearer
32 They might be
hidden under
rugs
34 Old records
36 Chit


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40 Univ. recruiting
group
41 Emulate DCrer
42 Type of story
47 One may be
cooked up
48 Swapped
49 _ Andreas Fault
51 Matzoh's lack
52 Sesame Street
grouch


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54 Small drum
56 Enlightened
Buddhist
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furnace
58 Assertive
personality
61 Ceremonial
heap
63 Baby food
65 Egg cells
66 Hanukkah's mo.


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or (863)261-6425

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423



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 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & 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
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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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
RECORD PLAYER - & stereo,
Magnavox, wood cabinet,
46x11x26, inclds records.
$150 (863)675-6346


CHEST FREEZER - Runs great.
$40 (863)467-2704
DISHWASHER - Brand new,
solid white, Frigidaire. $55
(863)357-6930
MICROWAVE - Large, GE
30x14x16. Over head. New.
$100. (863)357-6617
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
UPFRIGHT 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 -
Stackable, Less than 1 yr old.
Perfect cond. Lehigh Acres.
$500. Neg. (239)464-6136
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



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.
PRESSURE TREATED PLY-
WOOD (5 sheets 3/4") 4x8,
& (5) 8' 4x4 sheets, $275 for
all (863)261-4633 you haul


BABY CRIB - White 3 in 1 con-
vertible. Good condition. $65
or best offer (954)560-8375
CRIB - Arms Reach, Co-Sleep-
er. Excellent condition, $100
(954)632-8636 LaBelle.
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


COCKTAIL DRESS - Sz 3x,
Chaus, New with tags. Cost
$98. Asking 25.
(239)292-7509


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


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
PENTIUM IV - Fast. New 19"
LCD. Everything included.
$399 neg. (239)247-4839



COMFORTER SET - King,
shams, bed skirt, 3 decora-
tive pillows, very clean. $60
(863)357-0709


BAR - Oak top, 7'x4'. $75.
(863)983-4314
BED SET - Queen size, Pillow
top mattress & box spring.
$500 561-670-3636
BOOK SHELVES - Solid oak,
free standing. $25
(863)610-2126
BUNK BED - Top is Ig twin,
bottom is fold out futon, met
frame w/pewter fin, exc
cond. $250 (863)467-7816
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
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 - Solid wood. White w/
4 drawers. $45
(863)467-1373
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
DINING SET - 4 leather &
chrome chairs, black/multi
colored table. $85
(863)610-2126
DRESSER - Solid cherry w/
mirror. $250 (863)517-0300
END TABLES (2) - Asking $50
for both or will sell separate
(863)763-5634 call Wayne
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
whitewash, $50.
(863)675-7350
GLIDER ROCKER - Beige. Ex-
cellent condition. $50
(863)697-1247
KITCHEN TABLE- with 4
chairs, like new, $50
(863)763-5634 ask for
Wayne
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER - Black
leather, good condition.
$100 (863)674-0467
LIFT CHAIR - Like new. Re-
ciner, battery backup, beige
micro sued fabric, $500
(863)467-4340
LIVING ROOM SET - 7 pc
leather set. $1500
(863)673-0692
LOVESEAT- Hide a bed,
grey/sage green, very good
condition. $75
(863)227-4449
MATTRESS - Queen size, Ser-
ta, Brand new in plastic.
$250 or best offer.
(863)612-5283


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GARAGE SALE STUFF - 16 ft
trailer full. $700 neg. For
more info. (772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
NOW AVAILABLE! 2007 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRANIING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL07.
SEAT COVER - for BMW 328i,
Like new. Light grey w/BMW
emblem. $100
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee.
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


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MATTRESS - Serta Perfect
sleeper, King set, like new,
exc cond, w/box springs.
$150 (863)674-0467
MATTRESS TOPPER - King
size, memory foam, new.
Pd. $300, Asking $125 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee
MICROSUEDE COUCH-- L
shaped, cream, 18 mos old,
w/Ottoman. $650 Will deliver
in Labelle. (863)675-4098
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
SOFA BED - Blue velvet. Good
condition. $40
(863)824-0765
TABLE - Dark Oak w/ 2 leafs &
6 chairs. Good condition.
$85 (765)623-2151


BLACKHAWK 45 - Convertible.
& RUGUR Old Army 45.
$800 will sep.
(606)219-3890
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
SHOTGUN - 12 ga. Remington
Premier model 11-87. Wood
stock & trim. Excellent con-
dition. $300. (863)675-3878



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
WEIGHT BENCH - like new,
includes all weights and
weight bar, $75
(239)289-7637



CENTRAL HEAT PUMP - Just
in time for winter. $125
(863)467-8187
TEMPERATURE ELECTRIC
POLE - Complete, 200 amp,
Sq.D, Includes breakers.
$200. (863)467-7415


MEN'S RING - Size 9.5, 14k
gold w/4 diamonds, ttl dia-
mond weight between .75 to
1k. $600 (561)449-3703



PORCH SWING - $50
561-670-3636


ELECTRICAL NERVES STIMU-
LATOR - (T.E.N.S.) Unit &
extra pads $150.
(863)983-4314
IONIZER'S (2) - Likenew. Paid
$155 each, asking $200 will
separate. (863)634-9898
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.
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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BREAD / DOUGH MACHINE -
Westbend, Automatic. 9 op-
tions. Excellent condition.
$40 (863)634-5038
CASKET - Never been used,
white w/gold trim, very nice
condition. $400 or best offer.
(863)763-4053
CHRISTMAS STONEWARE -
Service for 8 + 2 players.
Snowman Design. JC Pen-
neys. $100 (863)634-5038


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WELL PUMP - 3/4 hp, $200 or
best offer (863)763-3735



BANJO - 5 String, Harmony.
$100(863)467-6148
GUITAR - Harmony, Arch Top,
$100 (863)467-6148
KIMBALL PIANO - standup,
recently tuned, needs to be
refinished, bench, $450 or
best offer (302)465-0558
PIANO - Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. $1000 or
best offer. You pick up.
.(863)763-4053
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR - second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627


AMERICAN PIT - Blue, Born
01/22/07. 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Shots current $500
w/papers (863)634-6195
AQUARIUM - with wood
stand, 4ft long, all accesso-
ries, $200 (239)289-7637
AQUARIUM -55 gallon
w/wood stand, light hood,
pump, skimmer & extras.
$200 neg (863)763-0661
AQUARIUM - 75 Gallon w/
nice stand. $150
(863)517-0300
DOG BOX - Custom built. $300
(863)467-7197
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
POOL - Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218
POOL - Above Ground, with
pump & filtration system.
You take down. Cost $1500.
Asking $500. 863-675-3878
SPA, Leisure Bay, 2 seats, 1
recliner, 5 yrs. old, used very
little, $800 firm.
(863)467-0007
SWIMMING POOL - Above
ground, 14 Ft. w/ all acces-
sories. $100 (863)467-8187


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



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


HD PROJ TV - Hitachi, 65".
Perfect condition. PIP with
remote. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
HITACHI - 42", Big screen,
Good condition. $300.
(863)634-8509
TV's (2) 1 - 25" Zenith Console
& 1 - 13" Samsung. $100 for
both or best offer.
(863)763-7497


GENERATOR - 10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$425 (863)610-0575
TOOL BOX- Snap On, like new,
cool blue, 7 drawer, Paid
$2200 asking $1700
(863)484-0922


NINTENTO 64 GAME CUBE,
All wires, controllers & games
included & Game Boy Player
$150. for all. (302)697-9376


Agriculture



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



BUMPER PULL - 2 horse,
slant, new floor & 5 new
tires, $2,000 or best offer.
(863)467-4049 after 6pm
DRIVING HARNESS - Single
horse, all leather, made in
PA. $200 or best offer
(863)675-4098 Labelle
THOROUGHBRED MARE - 15
yrs. old. Ridable. Better as a
Brood Mare. $600
(863)467-7295
THROUGHBRED/QUARTER
HORSE - 14 months old.
Sorrel. Philly. $800
(863)467-7295



BOBCAT 2000 '85 - Articulat-
ing loader, new exhaust syst,
starter, radiator, head gasket.
$5000 (863)697-9704
CHAIN SAW - Elect. on ex-
tendable 20' pole. 50' exten-
sion cord, Weed eater, Murray
mower $50. (863)357-6930
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
RIDING MOWER - Grasshop-
per, 25 hp Kohler w/452 hrs.
52"cut + 48" dozer blade
$4000 (863)675-7708
RIDING MOWER - John Deere
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
TILLER - MTD, Rear tines, 6.5
hp. Slightly used. $300 or
best offer. (863)357-0256
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


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



$298/Mo! 5BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
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/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,000! Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495. '
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 1i/ Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1000
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
561-346-3620
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA
$199/mo! 6/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE - 3704 NW 36th
Ave., Small 2 br, lba, large
yard, $750/mo, $450 Sec
Dep (863)532-9182
ON CANAL, 3BR, 2BA,
available December 1st. Call
(606)875-6270
ON THE CANAL - 3 BR, 2 BA
Fenced yard. $1000. mo.
(248)672-1528
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
. 863-824-0981


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Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE
*" * 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
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE FOR LEASE
2,000 sq. ft. Excellent
location, ready to occupy.
Call for info (863)634-3040
or (863)467-9608


OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm



SEASONAL ONLY - Waterfront
Houses. Immaculate. Fully
furnished. New construction.
(765)348-8270


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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$15,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $298/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
DIXIE RANCH - 1 acre, 208 x
208. Big oak trees. Hi & Dry.
7 mis from town off 87th Ct.,
2nd lot. in on the right.
$50,000. (561)968-0468
HUD HOMES! 3BR/2BA
$199/mo! 5/BR Foreclosure!
$298/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5796.
Lender Foreclosure Auction
4 r500 + HOME?. IN-'FLORIDA
SIlu ! 8e B iZIolh fri-- (C31ti'.) -
' 800)591-1328 - ir;H,,.
meAuction.com.
NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
NEWLY RENOVATED - 4/3, tile
throughout, granite counter
tops, In Okee Estates. 2100
sf $240,000 (863)634-6186
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, Space to add
master bath, 24 x13 en-
closed Fla. room & more!!
Grab flyer!! 309 SW 10th
Ave. (863)357-0391

ty- 1 I
3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul-
trie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road front-
age. $8,000 per acre. Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.


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weather. Near Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
ing, family/retirement living.
Great financing available.
CALL (888)513-9958.
DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT
w/LOG CABIN only $89,900.
Fish from your front porch
(2,100 sqft. log home pack-
age) on wooded lakefront In
park-like setting. Gorgeous
Tennessee lake in private
community. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now
(888)792-5253, x.1650.
Iaketront Log Home in Ten-
nessee. 470' of shoreline,
year round water, sea wall.
Beautifully wooded 1 acre
level lot. 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
Call Jamie Russell
(865)717-7775.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.


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BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$950. mo. + $950. Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER - 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba. On 10 acres.
$1200, mo. Call
(863)763-2838
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
4AYLOR CREEK -ISLES,_ 2br,.
*- 2ba, 2 person Iai ilI until
furnished, inoludingrq-iyard.
$1250. mo. (863)634-2561



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
LOWEST PRICE in 10 Years.
New 3 BR / 2 BA Dble. wide.
$43,900 includes set up and
A/C. Call (863)675-8888
MOB. HOME- 61', all new on
river, w/dock, 2/3 br, screen
.room, extras, $37,000 Must
see inside (863)255-4935
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


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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
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
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area,
$650/mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (561)743-4331


Recreation



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
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 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 Mariner
eng. & trir., 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 .,r.d 28hp Evirrude-
Hustler liirjl r rrniiry '.1rhi
$1500 (863)675-3960
TRANSOME - For a pontoon.
Good condition $80.
(863)357-6617


CHEVY MOTORHOME - '86,
23', Rally Jamboree. Good
shape. Ready to use. $4000.
or best offer (863)532-1751
GMC 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



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


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FIRE HOSE
Bumpers.
(863)763-1997


Good Dock
$10


KAWASAKI '90 ZX10 - perfect
cond. 17,000 miles, Must
Sell, asking $1600
(760)608-2014
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 RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$1700. Call (863)261-4633
or (863)357-2271



GO - CART - Bench seat style.
$200. (954)536-6613 W.
Clewiston area
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 mis only 5hrs, Like
new. Custom rims. $4000
(561)968-0468
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


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 40?5
Foreign Cars - 40)L30
Four Wheel Drive 40?'.
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 SKY LARK 1991 - 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
BUICK SKYLARK '90 - looks
and runs great, needs alter-
nator belt, like new interior,
$800 (863)801-4519
CADILLAC BROUGHAM, '87 -
72,852 mi., gray blue, a/c,
$900 cash. (863)357-6799
CADILLAC DEVILLE - '93-
grey, excellent condition,
Ither seats, auto, $2500
(863)763-4987
CADILLAC DEVILLE '93, White
w/white leather, 4 dr. all
pwr., new A/C. Excellent
cond. $3800 (239)850-2299
CHEVY CAMARO R - '97
Conv., Runs good, needs
brake work $1200.
(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
OLOS CUTLASS 1988 - $800
or best offer. (863)801-5485
TOYOTA CRESEDA '81 - runs,
won't start, $500 or best of-
fer (863)763-3735



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


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I P blic Notic i


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Turnpike Enterprise announce their public hearings to which all
interested persons are invited. Specific notice is provided to the Polk, Lee, Sarasota/Manatee, Charlotte/Punta Gorda, and
Collier Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the County Commission Chairpersons for Polk, Manatee,
Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto Counties.

Tentative Five Year Work Program
PUBLIC HEARINGS


Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Place: Central Florida Regional Planning Council Meeting
Bob Crawford Agricultural Center
605 E. Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830


Date: Friday, December 14, 2007
Time: 1:30 RM.
Place: Lee Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council Office
1926 Victoria Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901


PURPOSE: The hearings will consists of presentations by the department on the FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program
for Fiscal Years 2008/09-2012/13, followed by a public testimony period. The public hearings are conducted pursuant to
Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, as amended.

At the hearings, the public is invited to review the District One Tentative Five Year Work Program. Department staff will be
available prior to and immediately following for informal discussion and assistance. Court reporters will be available to
accept public comments for entry into the public records.

These hearings have been developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civic Rights Act of 1968.
Under Title VI and Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Act any persons) or beneficiary who believes he or-she has
been subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may
file a written complaint to the Florida Department of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee or contact
the District's Title VI and Title VIII Coordinator as shown below:


DISTRICT ONE:
Florida Department of Transportation
District One
801 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830


CENTRAL OFFICE:
Florida Department of Transportation
Equal Opportunity Office - MS 65
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450


If requested and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the department will provide special assistance at
the public hearings for those persons who are disabled. Persons who require special accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who' require translation services (free of charge) should contact: Cindy
Clemmons-Adente, Florida Department of Transportation, 801 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained from Cindy Clemmons-Adente at the same address or by calling: (863) 519-2362.

Written comments from all interested parties will be accepted by the department at the public hearings and within ten days
after the public hearings. Comments should be mailed to:

Stanley M. Cann, RE., District Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation
Post Office Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831

For information about additional public meetings in your area call:


Cindy Clemmons-Adente
District Office:
801 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, Florida
33830-1249
Local: (863) 519-2362


CLUB CAR '95- reconditioned,
gas, $1695 (863)843-0062


AMPLIFIERS (21 - .BL 1201
i.,U00 or [LeIl on(- l
( |8X.C1) 4-.,4.,
COVER - Fr: iruI.:. ans 5
s00nl urihiry verii,:les hi e
rnrw 'l.25 186 3i,73-06,69
ENGINE - . 440 Dol. -.
cyl big block with transmis-
sion. Runs excellent. $300
or best offer. (863)675-7963
GRILL - '06-Current Chrysler
300 C stock grill, excellent
shape. $65 or best offer.
(863)634-4698
RADIO BEZEL - For navigation
radio, great shape, wood
grain, inclds power outlet/cig
lighter. $80 (863)634-4698
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
TAILGATE - Fits F350, blue sil-
ver. $400 (772)873-8399
TRUCK COVER - For quad cab.
$70 (863)674-5770
TRUCK TOPPER - Fiberglass.
Off '86 F-150. 8 Ft. Very
good condition. $100
(863)675-2653
TRUCK TOPPER - Leer Crown,
fits '94-'02 Dodge Ram, 8'
bed, fiberglass, needs paint..
$150 neg. (239)826-6382
TRUCK TOPPER - with side
tool boxes Fits Chevrolet
trucks $1000.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801
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


CHEVY S10 1991 - Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mis.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 6
cyl, good shape, $1800 or
best offer (863)634-2582
CHEVY S10 PU '97- black,
4x4, auto, good condition,
$3000 (863)763-4987
CHEVY SILVERADO - '04,
2500, Heavy duty, Reading Util
bed, Ladder rack, 60,800 mi.
$18,950. (863)467-1545
DODGE PICKUP '93 - asking
$650 (239)324-3313 Im-
mokalee
DODGE P/U '84 - 6 cyl, 4 spd,
new alt, dist, clutch, shocks,
runs good, good tires.
$1200 neg (863)634-9074
F150 - '93, Crew cab, 13" lift,
Brand new 35 Buck Shot
Mutters. $3000. or best of-
fer. (863)233-1782 Jesse
FORD F150 - '77, 4x4, Needs
work. $900. (239)462-1564
FORD F15 '87 - needs work,
$600 firm (863)467-7197


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 197.36323(a), Florida Statues, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessment to be levied throughout the County,
for the cost.of providing emerenc y 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 uniforni methodof collecting euch assessment au-
thorized by Section 197.3632;'Floidd Stut es'at a public hearing to be held on
Thursday, December 13, 2007al 9:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution wll 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 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 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.
Clit 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 Public Hearing
on the FY 2006-2007
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
The Highlands County HOME Consortium receives funding for DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties from the US Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the HOME Investment Partnerships
HOME). American Dream Downpayment Assistance (ADDI). HUD requires that
the Highlands County Consortium prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance
and Evaluation Report (CAPER) on the accomplishments of each the programs
i,, ,r ,.L ,,,, i, . -Consortium's 5-year Consolidated Plan for Housing.
Nouce is neieuy given liat he Highlands County Consortium will conduct public
hearing on the Consortium's activities undertaken during the FY 06/07. Citizen
comments form this hearing will be reported in the CAPER. The hearing will be
held as shown below:
Administration Building
201 E Oak St, Suite 201
Arcadia, FL 34266
December 12,2007
9:00 am
All residents are encouraged to attend. For additional information and for persons re-
uiring special accommodations please contact the Highlands County Housing
Department at 863-402-6917, 501 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring FL 33870. A Copy
of the CAPER may be viewed at the above listed SHIP offices in each county, and
at www.hcbcc.net.
250728 ON 11/28/07


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 RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1800 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
FORD RANGER XLT '93 - Su-
per 4.0, auto, runs good,
needs trans work. $1000 or
best offer (239)503-7653
TONNEA COVER - Fiberglass,
Arizona Beige, fits 99 Current
Ford Super Duty Shortbed,
$450 (863)227-1698
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
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.
7V/2x70x10' w/tongue 17'
$380. (863)467-9800


Debbie Tower
Southwest Area Office:
2295 Victoria Avenue
Suite 292
RO. Box 1030
Fort Myers, Florida, 33901
Local: (239) 461-4300


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 Statues, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorpo-
rl t 1.r ir .f th jn', f fin t o nr li f viihpn f lln. in] "n.r
i1,1 ii i , 7 , :,.i, ,, ,i ,' t. , .,. ",.. :t_ i , ir l ' n O O . . ' .1 'l!,.l'.-r "
_t h, ' " !1 v.'',,.,nJ7 ., 1 f.i,- n , . -,,-,

ing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Sec-
tion 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 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, Florida. All interested persons are invited
to attend.
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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
248093 ON 11/14,21,28;12/5/07..........

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000149
STA 5 MAINTENANCE DREDGING, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florda Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Ronda
33406, for STA 5 Maintenance Dredging, Hendry County, FL on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 8, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. This project consists of providing all labor, materials
and equipment necessary to: remove sediments within the L-3 Borrow Canal (ap-
proximately 1.9 miles) and STA-5 Spreader Canals (approximately 2.1 miles for
each the north and south spreader canals) immediately upstreant of STA-5 inflow
structures with said work in the L-3 Borrow Canal through the use of an environ-
mental mechanical dredge or a hydraulic dredge. An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held at Clewiston Field Station on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440. For directions call
(863) 983-1431.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a CD for
$5.00 at the above address, bycalling 1561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. In-
formation on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
250163 ON 11/28/07

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DODGE CARAVAN 94 - 101K,
4 new tires, runs great, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)673-4182
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


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U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeking new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee is seek-
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involved in the Auxiliary's pro-
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The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
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safety and other Coast Guard mis-
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Communities in Schools is in
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Farm Bureau donates to Hospice
The Farm Bureau has donated a tree to this year's Festival of Trees which takes place from
Nov 26th to Dec 2nd. The event is free and is held at the Blue Volunteer Building next to The
Hamrick Home. All funds raised benefit Hospice of Okeechobee. Other donors to the event
include Phyllis Stone, Mike Talis, Tender Care Child Care, Tractor Supply, Doris Treece,
Wee Care Child Center, Bobbi Wilkens, Grace Williams, and Xi-Nu Omega.


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Christmas in the Saddle
Many unique Christmas items have been donated to this
year's Festival of Trees. The event benefits Hospice of
Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. Among those items
donated is a saddle adorned with Christmas decorations
donated by Judy Nowak. Other donors to the event include
Penny Homer, the 4H Club, Jeannie Jankowski, Debbie
& Jessica Johnson, Marie Koepke, and the Library After
School Program. The Festival of Trees began Nov 26t" and
runs until Dec. 2nd. Admission is free. Call Cathy at 467-
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