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KEECHOBEE


Vol. 99 No. 37


Inside

Rainfall less than
half of normal
WEST PALM BEACH -- Me-
teorologists at the South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) report that rainfall
for November, December and
January averaged 2.95 inches
-District-wide -- only 43 percent
of the historical average, or a
relative deficit of 3.95 inches for
the November-January period.
It marks the eighth driest start
to the South Florida dry season
since rainfall recordkeeping
began in 1932. South Florida's
dry season begins in November
and ends with the start of the
wet season, typically in May.
Page 13
Boys have high
hopes for districts
Despite a losing record in
2008, Okeechobee boys hoops
coach Jon Enrico is not conced-
ing defeat when his team takes
S the court tonight in Ithe District
14-4A quarterfinals.
Okeechobee will be host-
ing the district tournament for
the first time in more than a
decade and for the high school
basketball fan, this week will
be heaven.e 14
Page 14
Briefs

Navigation lock
closed Monday
The S-65E navigation lock at
Lake Okeechobee and the Kis-
simmee River will be closed to
navigation as of Monday, Feb.
4, due to safety hazards caused
by low water levels in the lake.
This navigation lock, which is
operated by the South Florida
Water Management District, will
remain closed until water levels
in Lake Okeechobee have re-
turned to safe operating levels.
ThelevelofLakeOkeechobee
was at 10.07 ft. NGVD on Friday
and is expected to continue to
recede until significant rainfall
occurs in the area. Low water
levels inside the lock chamber
have caused the concrete sill at
the entrance and the manatee
protection device installed in
the bottom of the lock chamber
to become a navigation hazard.
Additionally, the lakeward ap-
proach to the navigation lock
has become to shallow for
boaters to navigate safely.
For more information con-
cerning this action, please
contact the South Florida
Water Management District
Okeechobee Service Center at
800-250-4200 or 863-462-5260.


Drought Index

Current: 553
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels


Wednesday, February 6, 2008


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Festival parade is Saturday


Speckled Perch
Festival is
Feb. 9 & 10

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The 40"' Annual Speckled
Perch Festival is already upon us.
The festival is scheduled to begin
Saturday, Feb. 9, and continue on
Sunday, Feb. 10, in Flagler Park.
The festivities include the
Speckled Perch Parade which
begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 9. Also on Saturday the fes-
tival will include a Classic Car
Show in Flagler Park 5,and 6. ,
In response to a loss in rev-
enue at last year's festival, the


Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce chose to move up the
dates for this year's festival.
The change was done due to
the various events including the
Okeechobee County Fair that are
now held in March.
In order to have a sanctioned
county fair, the Okeechobee
County Fair Association had to
schedule their event during the
time of the youth livestock show
in order to accommodate the re-
quirements for a state chartered
fair.
The Chamber of Commerce
is out to make the 40"' anniver-
sary of the festival a success
with traditional booths and en-
tertainfment as well as the' return
of the Kids Corral which was at
the Chamber's Labor Day Fes-


tival. This new addition to the
Speckled Perch Festival will be
completely fenced in for secu-
rity purposes. There will also be
law enforcement present to en-
sure the safety of the children.
The kid's corral will be avail-
able for an admission fee of $5
where children from toddlers to
10 years old will receive a wrist-
band to enjoy all the activities all
day long. The wristband is good
for one day's admission into the
corral. Proceeds from the Kid's
Corral will go to the Children's
Miracle Network (CMN).
In the kids' corral there will
be: a giant slide; face painting; a
five-in-one dragon; castle; obsta-
cle course; football toss; baseball
See Festival Page 2


People to people: Teen headed for France, England


OHS


student


to study


overseas

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Experiencing Europe ---this
will be one dream come true
for Lionel Jones, Jr. when he
travels with the People to Peo-
ple Student Ambassador Pro-
gram to France and England.
He will leave on July 3, and is
returning on July 21.
Lionel is a sophomore at
Okeechobee High School, only
15 years old and has been ac-
cepted to take part in a journey
that he will never forget. His
mother Malika Jones and his
aunt Richardean Singleton are
helping Lionel raise $6,400 for
this life-changing journey.
While Lionel does not know
who nominated him for this
journey, .he is ready to take on
this experience as a continua-
tion of his life that he strives to
live as a role model for others
in the community. Lionel has
a 3.9 grade point average and
is very involved in many extra-
curricular activities.
He plays basketball and
runs for the Cross-Country
Track Team at OHS. He was
an All-Conference Runner this
season.
He has also shown his lead-
ership skills and abilities by
serving as the 2006-2007 Trea-
surer for the Key Club.


File photo/Chauna Aguilar
Rylee Lopez, 5, (left) and her sister Josie Lopez, 8, (right)
fed the animals at the petting zoo in the Chamber of Com-
merce Labor Day Festival. The petting zoo will be at the up-
coming Speckled Perch Festival on Saturday, Feb. 9, and
Sunday, Feb. 10.




Code officers,


deputies issue


water warnings


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Since the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
was charged with enforcing wa-
ter restrictions they have issued
four warnings to homeowners
in less than a month.
OCSO Major Noel Stephen
said Tuesday afternoon that
his deputies and members of
the Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement department are
trying to educate homeowners
about the restrictions instead of


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Richardean Singleton (right) a teacher with the
Okeechobee County School system for over 30 years is
supporting her nephew Lionel Jones (left) in his efforts to
go overseas through the People to People Student Am-
bassador program.


Lionel is an active member
in the youth program at Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church.
As a young man he strives to
be a role model for other males
and children in his community.
He participated in a summer
program at Indian River Com-
munity College last summer
where he was awarded a full
two-year scholarship. Lionel
also is actively involved with
community service as a teach-
er's aide at Central Elementary
School.


Mrs. Singleton, a teacher
with the school system for over
30 years expressed her desire
for her nephew to be able to
take advantage of such a pro-
gram.
"I am excited and looking
forward to working with Lio-
nel in preparing for his trip. He
is a very nice and responsible
young man who deserves such
a nomination," stated Mrs. Sin-
gleton. "He is always willing to
See Jones -Page 2


Residents could
face hefty fines
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Residents of the City of
Okeechobee could soon be
facing a hefty fine if they ille-
gally water their lawns. On the
agenda for the Feb. 5 city coun-
cil meeting was the first reading
'of an ordinance dealing with an
emergency restriction of water
usage due to the drought. It


issuing them citations.
He went on to say that the
four warnings, all in the Taylor
Creek Isles area, were issued
after enforcement procedures
were ramped up on Jan. 15 and
dealt with the use of private
wells for lawn watering.
Current restrictions apply
to the use of water from any
source -- public utility, private
well, canal, lake or pond.
"We're going to try to edu-
cate them if we can," he said.
See Warnings Page.2


provides for enforcement by
code enforcement officers or
by police officers.
The proposed ordinance
calls for fines ranging from $25
to $500. The person receiving
the citation can appeal to coun-
ty court or to the code enforce-
ment board. 'If they are found
to be guilty, they could be fined
up to $500.
A person refusing to sign
or accept a citation would be.
guilty of a second degree mis-
See Water Page 2


10.05 feet
SLast Year: 11.64 feet



Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Classifieds............................ 9-11
Com ics ...................................... 8
Community Events............... 4
Crossw ord................................ 9
Obituaries .......... 6
Opinion .............. 4
Speak Out 4
Sports...................................... 14
TV ........ 10
W weather ................................ 2
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Submitted photo/Rylee's Hope
Rylee's Hope top chili cooks
Lee Jolicoeur (left) presented the first place award in the
Rylee's Hope Chili Cook-off to the team from Highland
Pest Control (left to right) Keith Hickman, Jason Hick-
man and Bobby Hickman. The cook-off, which was held
on Saturday, raised more than $13,000 for Rylee's Hope,
which helps families with babies who need neo-natal in-
tensive care (The information printed Tuesday, Feb. 5,
was incorrect. This team won first place. We are sorry for
the error and any confusion or inconvenience this may
have caused.)

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City to enforce


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Bronson warns consumers to avoid tax rebate scam Briefs


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
'Bronson is warning consumers
about scam artists who are seek-
ing personal information and in
some instances money while
claiming to help consumers in
obtaining a tax rebate from the
federal government.
"If you receive a phone call
or e-mail with a promise of as-
sistance in getting a check, hang
up on the caller or delete the e-
mail," Bronson said. "Congress


hasn't even approved a tax re-
bate plan yet."
The scam began sweeping
the country in recent days, and
some Florida residents have
acknowledged in phone calls
to the department's Consumer
Services Division this week that
they have been contacted by the
scam artists.
In one variation of the rip-
off, a company calling itself the
Federal Commission Refund
Department is promising con-
sumers help in obtaining a tax


rebate check for a $29 fee that
it offers to withdraw from the
consumer's bank account. In a
second variation, scammers por-
traying themselves as IRS agents
are calling and asking for Social
Security numbers and other per-
sonal information to verify the
person's eligibility for a refund.
That information can.make-con-
sumers extremely vulnerable to
identity theft.
"What these scam artists are
trying to do is to obtain personal
information, including bank ac-


count and Social Security num-
bers, so they can clean out your
checking or savings account
and open a line of credit in your
name," Bronson said. "Don't fall
for it."
Congress is considering a
tax rebate plan in an effort to
stimulate the economy. The
IRS, which is the agency that
would issue checks if legislation
is passed for approving a rebate,
does not ask for personal infor-
mation. on the phone or in an
e-mail.


DAR offers scholarship
A $500 scholarship known as the Essie D. Millspaugh scholarship
is available at the high school. Applications are available from Bill
Black, Career Counselor at Okeechobee High School.


Today's Weather


Kids ages 10 and under can play in the Kids Corral at the
Speckled Perch Day Festival for $5 all day. There are various
booths and games including this big blow obstacle course.


Festival
Continued From Page 1
toss; tiki hut; deer hunter; duck
pond; sand box treasure hunt;
bounce house; hoops; sand box;
games; and, prizes. There will
be special giveaways of gifts and
prizes throughout the festival.
The park offerings will include
arts and crafts; Seminole Indian
crafts and specialty foods; Cham-
"ber of Commerce Fish dinners;
,Greek food; seafood; electric bull-
riding; fresh squeezed lemonade;
boiled peanuts; homemade ice
cream; barbecue; hot dogs; burg-
ers; Mexican food; live entertain-
,.ment; and many other entertain-
-ing things for the whole family.
As usual, there is no charge for


admission to the festival, and ev-
eryone is welcome to join in on
the festivities of the time-honored
tradition of the Speckled Perch
Festival in Okeechobee.
The chamber will host Chobee
Spring Fiesta including the car
and motorcycle show on the tra-
ditional festival weekend March
8-9, 2008. This event will be more
children oriented and promoting
the Children's Miracle Network
(CMN).
For more information contact
the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar
may be reached at
caguilar@newszap.com.


Warnings
Continued From Page 1
"I think everybody will conform
without us having to financially
impact anyone."
Maj. Stephen said if the warn-
ings don't work a citation will be
issued. According to a county
ordinance adopted in 1990, the
major said the first offense is pun-
ishable by a $25 fine. The second
offense is punishable by a fine of
up to $500 and/or 60 days in the
Okeechobee County Jail.
"Our ordinance supersedes
state statute," said Maj. Stephen.
"If we didn't have the ordinance
then a violation automatically
becomes a second degree misde-
meanor."
This means if it wasn't for the
county ordinance a violator could
go directly to jail instead of just
receiving a fine -- even on the first
offense.
The sheriff's office must re-
port each week to the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
(SFWMD) on their enforcement
activities.
Although the sheriff's office is
bound by state statute to aid the
SFWMD, Maj. Stephen said it is his
hope that much of the enforce-
ment will be handled by county
code enforcement officers which
will keep deputies free to work
more serious crimes. However,
he said if a deputy sees a violation
they will handle it themselves.
Also, if a code enforcement
officer encounters a problem in
trying to enforce the restrictions
Maj. Stephen said the sheriff's of-
fice will then get involved.
"If more enforcement is need-


ed, we will act accordingly," 'he
said.
Current restrictions mandate
that for properties less than 5
acres irrigation can only be done
once a week. Odd numbered ad-
dresses are to water on Mondays
and even numbered addresses
are to water on Thursdays. Irriga-
tion can be done on these days
either between 4 and 8 a.m. or
between 4 and 8 p.m. Landown-
ers can choose either four-hour
window to irrigate, but cannot ir-
rigate during both windows.
Vehicle owners are allowed to
wash their vehicles anytime but
must do so on a non-paved sur-
face to limit runoff and they must
use a hose with an automatic
shutoff nozzle.
Boat rinsing is limited to 15
minutes after the vessel has been
in saltwater.
Decorative fountains may run
anytime if they re-circulate the
water and don't spray water out
of the fountain basin.
For more information on wa-
ter restrictions, contact the SF-
WMD at (800) 662-8876; or, visit
their web site at www.sfwmd.
gov/conserve.
Maj. Stephen said if a con-
cerned citizen wants to report
a violation in the county they
should contact code enforcement
during regular business hours at
(863) 763-5548. To report a viola-
tion after business hours, call the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice at (863) 763-331.
The current water restrictions
are in place in Broward, Glades,
Hendry, Martin, Miami-Dade,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St.
Lucie counties.


Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
60s. The wind will be from the south around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower
80s. The wind will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph becoming
southwest in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. The
low will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers. The high will be
in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 50s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s..
Saturday night: Mostly clear. The low will be around 50.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the lower 70s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the lower 40s.
Monday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the upper 60s.


Lotteries

MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Monday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 8-7-0; Play 4: 5-9-8-8; Fantasy 5: 30-17-
1-2-24.


"Jones
"Continued From Page 1
help anyone who needs help."
When asked what four char-
acteristics described Lionel by the
People to People panel he stated,
"Loyal, friendly, nice and smart."
These characteristics can be
seen in his GPA and by the feel-
ings of those around him. He is
excited to be able to go see new
places and visit Oxford, England
where he will be able to see loca-
tions where scenes from the "Har-


Water
Continued From Page 1
demeanor.
Final adoption of the ordi-
nance is expected to come after a
public hearing on Feb. 19.
According to Vicky Nolan of
South Florida Water Management
District, those fines are in line
with. fines imposed by other ju-
risdictions within the water man-
agement district. She said that the
first offense is usually a $25 fine
with subsequent offences being
fined up to $500.
Okeechobee County enacted
an ordinance in 1990 dealing with
water shortages that the sheriff's
office and county code enforce-


ry Potter" movies were filmed.
Lionel is an avid reader and a fan
of the "Harry Potter" series.
His aunt is excited at how this
trip will enhance his knowledge
by giving him experiences such
as living with a host family for a
portion of the trip.
While Lionel is "anxious and
ready to go," he still needs help
to get there. His family is planning
fundraisers that will be posted
throughout the coming months.
As a People to People Student
Ambassador, Lionel will be able
to earn high school credit that will


ment officials are currently en-
forcing. The first offense brings
a $25 fine. Subsequent offences
can be fined up to $500 and/or 60
days in jail.
Some type of water restric-
tions have been in effect since last
March and the conditions have
continued to worsen.
In May of last year the lake
dropped to 8.89 feet. On July 2 of
lasi year, it dropped to an all time
low of 8.82 feet.
On Feb. 5 of this year the lake
level was 10.07 feet. On the same
date .last year, as the lake was
heading toward July's record low,
the lake level was 11.64 feet. With
the amount of rainfall expected,
the lake is predicted to drop close
to seven feet by the end of May.


continue to help him in his jour-
.nei or scholarships and college
admissions.
There are a few ways to do-
nate towards Lionel's People to
People experience. You can send
check or money order directly to
People to People Office of Admis-
sions, PO Box 34902, Seattle, WA
98124-1902. Be sure to denote
that the funds are to be added to
Delegate ID # 889681 in order to
ensure the funds go to Lionel.
Donations can also be sent to,
Lionel Jones, Jr. in care of Rich-
ardean Singleton of Post Office


Water restrictions now in
place apply to all sources of wa-
ter. Residents with odd numbered
houses can water their lawns on
Monday between 4 and 8 a.m. or
between 4 and 8 p.m. Residents
with even numbered addresses
can water their lawns on Thurs-
days between 4 and 8 a.m. or be-
tween 4 and 8 p.m. There is no
restriction on vehicle washing,
but it must be done on a surface
that would prevent water runoff
and with a nozzle with automatic
shut off.
Post your opinions in the Public
issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


.Box #74, Okeechobee, FL'34973.:
Or, you can simply go to the Bhnki
of America on North Parrott Av-
enue where Mrs. Jones has set up
a special account for her son.
For more information contact
Mrs. Singleton at (863) 467-4837,
(863) 610-1951 or email at singr@
strato.net.
Contact Mrs. Jones at (863)
697-6312 or e-mail at mimani-
jones@yahoo.com.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.



Shuttle
Continued From Page 1
before science data start flowing,
Thirkettle said.
Columbus, a 23-foot compart-
ment, will join the U.S. Destiny
lab. at the space station. The even
bigger Japanese lab, Kibo, will
follow in sections, beginning with
next month's shuttle launch.





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SBrigette Waldau, creative director for Okeechobee the Maga-
zine and chair of Okeechobee Main Street's Arts and Cultural
MaryAnn Morris/Okeechobee News Committee was invited by Rotarian Colin Cameron to speak
The Okeechobee Rotary Club welcomed a new member at its at the Rotary Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Golden Corral. Ms.
meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. Rotary president Terry Burroughs Waldau spoke about 2008 Top of the Lake Art Fest, orga-
(left) congratulated new member John Macchia, Jr. of Sea- nized by OKMS for Feb. 23 and 24 in Flagler Park, downtown
coast National Bank. Okeechobee.

Rotary Club gears up for more good works


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotary Club
met at noon Tuesday, at the Gold-
en Corral restaurant on Parrott
Avenue. The Rotary-sponsored
L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Sce-
nic Trail) bike ride is coming up
on Friday, February 29. The Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail follows
the top of the dike around Lake
Okeechobee. This bike ride bene-
fits the Okeechobee Rotary Schol-
arship and the Boy Scouts.
Jeanette Miller of Pritchard In-
surance introduced Pritchard's
new sales manager, Brian Sell.
Rotary member and chef
extraordinaire, Chad Rucks ex-
plained that after all the humor his
chocolate chili drew at last years'
Chili Cook-off, he had to redeem
himself by entering with a new
recipe this year. The new recipe
seems to have been a good idea,
since Chad's new chili recipe won
second place of the Okeechobee
Rotary Club. What was his recipe?
"Well, the cook-off was on a
football weekend, so I called this
chili, Buccaneer Red Tide Chili,"
he said.
What was in it? That he isn't
telling.
This year's Chili Cook-off was
to benefit Rylee's Hope for parents
of premature babies."
President Terry Burroughs in-
stalled new member John Mac-
chia, Jr., of Seacoast National Bank
' as a member of Rotary.
"Before I came to Okeechobee,


I had a good friend who was a
Rotarian and I was always im-
pressed at the quality of his rela-
tionships with other people. Here,
in Okeechobee, I was impressed
to see Rotary Club so prominent-
ly reported in the Okeechobee
News, I am pleased to be a mem-
ber of this club."
Bridgette Waldau, the creative
director of Okeechobee the Maga-
zine and chair of Main Street's Arts
and Cultural committee came
to speak about the Top of the
Lake Art Fest coming upFebru-
ary 24 and 25. Ms Waldau chairs
the event for Okeechobee Main
Street:


"A grant from Target is making
the juried art show possible this is
our second year. Flagler Park will
be taken over by artist's booths,
food booths, entertainment and
two massive gallery tents, one
for student art and one for adults
where art will be displayed for
viewing. Around 40 local artists
are entered so fan and more than
50 students will display their art as
well. Artists are also coming from
all over to be part of our festival.
With a top prize of $1,000, we are
attracting some real talent.
"All the proceeds from the
festival go into Main Street's Mu-
ral Fund. We are careful with our


judges, two of whom will be from
out of town.
"The annual poster is the
"judge's choice" from the year
before and it can be any entry, it
does not need to be a winner.
"In 2007 we had almost 1,000
people attend our two day event.
"There are quite a few talented
artists in Okeechobee and a ter-
rific interest in the arts. One of the
spin-offs from all this interest may
be an Art League. That would be
very nice for Okeechobee," said
Ms Waldau.
MaryAnn Morris
may be contacted at
mmorris@newszap.com
or by calling (863) 763-3134.


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
FASHION: The drooping pants fashion style originated in the male
population of prisons. The prisoners are often issued clothes that don't
fit properly and they are not allowed to have belts. I wonder if the kids
who parade around in these pants know who they are emulating.
FLAGS: Do you get offended when people burn the US flag? Why?
It's just a piece of cloth. Do you get offended when people burn a cross?
Why? It's just a piece of wood. Do you get offended when Fred Phelps
pickets the funerals of soldiers with signs that say, "God is glad your
soldier is dead?" Why? It's just some words on a piece of cardboard.
Why can't you understand displaying the confederate flag is offensive
to a great many people?
FREE FAIR: I would like to ask why this fair that is in town is called
the "Free Fair." I walked in there the other day and I walked up to the
hotdog stand and asked him if I could have a hot dog and he gave it to
me and then told me, "that will be $3." I asked him, "isn't it free?" He
said no. So I looked all over the place and I couldn't find anything that
was free.
Editor's note: The event is called the "free fair" because
they do not charge admission to the fairgrounds. At many
fairs, such as the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, you
have to pay just to get into the gate, as well as pay for rides,
food, etc.
SPEAK OUT: I just read the most intelligent letter in your speak out.
Usually I read it just for the humor. But the one titled Easter was very
intelligent. I consider myself a very spiritual person and a Christian, but
I don't feel the need to force my beliefs on other people. I believe that
separation of church and state is a good thing. And this thing just really
impressed me with their articulation and their knowledge. I would like
to see more of those letters printed in Speak out.
ACCIDENT: I would like to make a comment on the girl who got hit
by the car over in Treasure Island. The commissioner commented that
she should have not been in the road, but over on the shoulder. But if
the girl had been over on the shoulder, would that then be the county's
responsibility to build a shelter? I think if the girl was on the road, it is
county property just like the shoulder and ditch. I agree with the father,
this is a wake up call.
VOTING: I would like to make a comment about the Voter Registra-
tion right now and how it is set up. It's ridiculous. It shouldn't. matter
what party you are affiliated with. You should be able to just go in and
get a voter registration card that covers any party you want to vote for.
That should be our business, just like the voting process should be se-
cret. There should be a voting registration card that will cover whether
you want to go Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever.
SHELTERS: I think is a little ridiculous to ask the county or the
school board to put up bus stop shelters. Most of the bus stops are
in residential areas in front of people's homes. Who wants a bus stop
shelter in their front yard? The kids should not be waiting there all that
long that they can't stand up while they wait.
SCHOOL BUSES: I noticed that the girl who was hit at the bus stop
goes to the middle school. That bus doesn't come until after 8 a.m. I
think this is a problem for a lot of parents. They have to leave for work.
before the school bus comes. It makes it impossible for the parents to
supervise their kids at the bus stops. Middle school kids should be ma-
ture enough to walk to the bus stop alone, but they are kids and they
-- aren't always thinking clearly. They are easily distracted at that age. .
SCHOOL TIMES: I am having trouble understanding why the high
school has to start so early. The school bus comes just after 6 a.m. It
is still dark outside and some days it is very foggy. I think this is very
dangerous for the high school kids to be walking to the bus stops in the
dark so early in the morning. It's also very hard on the teenagers to get
up so early. They are probably asleep in their first classes.
DEMOCRATS: I think it is terrible that the Democratic National Party
is refusing to recognize Florida's delegates to the National Convention,
just because Florida changed their primary dates. The National Party
should not dictate when the Florida Democrats hold their primary. The
primary was moved up because Floridians got tired of having their pri-
mary so late that the decision on who would be the candidates were
already made. When we had the primary so late in the season, a lot of
the candidates would have already dropped out. Maybe some of them
were people we wanted to vote for.. Maybe if they knew the support
they had in Florida, those candidates would have stayed in the race.
The only fair way to do it would be to have the primary elections on the
same day nationwide. That would not give any state more influence in
the election process. However, if they do that, the candidates are going
to concentrate on the most populated states because they won't have
time to go everywhere.

WORKING ON SUNDAY: It is Sunday morning and I am on my
way into town to worship and celebrate our day of rest. And I am an-
gered when I see county tractors cutting grass. I am just wondering
why is this done on a Sunday? Why do those men have to work on
Sunday?
Editor's note: The county road department was not work-
ing on Sunday. You may have seen contractors who work for
the Department of Transportation. They work for a private
company which has a contract with the DOT.



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Letters to the Editor


Do the right thing
The trials and turmoil of the
constituents for the presidency.
have taken their toll on an already
weary country. Too many people
are going to vote for the person
they want to change things to
their liking rather than for what
is good for all mankind.
How many elected officials
have lived up to what they said
they would do while .they were
campaigning? How many ex-
cuses did they give for changing
their minds after they were in
office? How many of you regret-
ted putting them there in the first
place and have tried to get them
out? Well, you're in for more of
the same if you don't look to the
creator and seek his will for what
is right and good before you


make your final decision.
It's not too late. God is always
available and he already knows
what is in your heart. He wants
you to bring it to him personally.
Our country was founded on the
beliefs of our forefathers that
God is in control and he made
all things possible and that is still
true today. The problem is man
thinks he can do everything him-
self and God is no longer needed.
How egotistically wrong!
Because of lack of faith our na-
tion is becoming a nation divided
and that is making us weak in the
eyes of our enemies. Because we
lack the spiritual strength.needed
to fight the enemy within (Sa-
tan) we have laid ourselves wide
open for invasion. The devil is
having a good time right now
with all the havoc he is causing


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish 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 Coun-
ty Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m.
with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For
information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the
ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the
betterment of our community. For information, call Margaret
Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. 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.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2250. Public
is welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-
0166.
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 In-
dex), Social Security Death Index and military information avail-
able. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center,
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in
the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call
(863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until
1 p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until
6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407
N.W. Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike
Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.


in our schools, churches, legisla-
tures and our homes. How long
is it going to take for the eyes of
the unwilling to see? How many
children are we going to have to
lose to the evils of the devil? How
many divorces, murders, abor-
tions?
You can live on all the empty
promises you want to. As for me
and my house we choose to serve
a risen Savior who is in the world
today. He has never broken one
promise to me yet and I know he
never will. My vote will be for the
one who chooses to follow the
creator of all things, a God who
is mightier than any two-edged
sword, a God who never fails
and will never leave me.
I pray that before any of you
make a final decision that you
take a long hard look at your life


and think about what is going to
happen when it is over. Know-
ing Jesus Christ as your Lord and
Savior and living a life according
to his will for you guarantees
you a life of righteousness and
a mansion and riches in heaven
that you cannot even imagine of
this earth.
He does not promise it will
be easy, but he does promise
to be with you throughout it.
The choice is yours. Jesus shed
his blood for the salvation of all
mankind; don't miss out on the
blessing of receiving his grace
and mercy.
Make your vote count for
what's right for this country, not
for what's left of it. Bring God
back into the big picture.
Cheryl Gawda


Community Events

Thursday, Feb. 7

Youth Explosion at Church of God
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will host a
Youth Explosion on Feb. 6 through 9. It will begin at 7 p.m. each
night. The guest speaker will be Pastor Gabe Swaggart from Baton
Rouge, Louisianan. All youth and youth groups in the community
are invited. If you have any questions call Candi at (863) 634-4359.
On Friday night, Feb. 9, immediately following the evening service,
they will have an Afterglow party which will include a Christian
band, free pizza and door prizes.

Revival at Haven of Rest
Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 10, the Haven of Rest
Church, S.W. 3rd Terrace, will host Brother Jerry Cottrell in revival.
He has seen many people healed and delivered from many sick-
nesses. Services will start at 7 p.m. each night except Sunday ser-
vices will be at 10 and. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information call 863-
357-3053.

Friday, Feb. 8

Library welcomes John Moran
The Okeechobee County Library welcomes John Moran: Jour-
nal of Light: A Photographer's Search for the Soul of Florida, on
Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Traveling around the Sunshine State with his cam-
eras, John Moran seeks his vision of natural Florida, as it must have
appeared to Ponce de Leon and other early strangers in paradise.
Moran's work celebrates the magic of a unique landscape born of
water and blessed with beauty beyond measure. A University of
Florida graduate, Moran's photography has appeared in numerous
books and magazines including National Geographic, Life, Time,
Newsweek, Smithsonian, and The New York Times Magazine and
on the cover of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Flor-
ida.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Benefit for family of Johnny Lamb
F.O.E. #4137, Hwy 441 N. will host a benefit for the family of
Johnny Lamb, who was killed in an auto accident on Dec. 7, 2007.
They are asking for items to auction. Please contact May Scaffa at
(863) 634-7318 or Patty Rucks at (863) 634-1833. There will be a
barbecue dinner of chicken or pork for a donation of $7 starting at
5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Eagles Club on Hwy 441 North. The
auction will be held at 6 p.m. and a drawing will be held. There will
also be live music.

Sunday, Feb. 10

The Perrys in concert
Southern Gospel recording artists The Perrys will be in concert
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W.
281" St. A love offering will be received. For information call (863)
763-7113.

Monday, Feb. 11

Nutritional Analysis class offered
On Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Edward Douglas will teach
a CRA Nutritional Analysis class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center. For information call 763-4320.


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Paul Ford Buchanan
Paul Ford Buchanan, age
86 of Cunningham, Ky., and
Okeechobee, died Monday, Feb.
4, 2008. He was a member of the
Baptist faith. He was a WWII Vet-
eran and was a Master Sergeant
in the US Army, he was a mem-
ber of the Bardwell Masonic
Lodge #499, and electrician and
member of IBEW Local #816
for 55 years, and was also on the
board of directors for Jackson
Purchase Electric for 16 years.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Allie Clay and Lela
(Hogan) Buchanan and brother,
Clyde Buchanan.
He is survived by his wife,
Mildred Shelbourne Buchan-
an of Cunningham; daughter,
Vickie Elaine Buchanan of Cun-
ningham; son, Allen Ray (Judy)
Buchanan of Paducah; grand-
children, Angel Deweese of
Nashville, Tenn., Lynn (Kim)
Deweese of Nevada, Mo. Re-
gina (Bryan) Garner of Nashville,
Tenn., Angela (Mike) Davis of
Langley, British Columbia, Chris-


ty Summers of Paducah, and
Chris Buchanan of Cunningham;
great grandchildren, Eric Baker
of Ft. Bliss, Texas, Zachary Baker
of Paducah, Shelby and Shianne
Davis of British Columbia, Alyssa
and Rachel Deweese of Nevada,
Mo. and step granddaughter, Ter-
ris Lovelace of LaCenter.
Masonic Rites were held on
Tuesday, Feb. 5. Services will be
held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1
p.m. at Milnrer and Orr Funeral
Home with Rev. Ray Provow
and Josh Perndergrass officiat-
ing. Burial will be held at a later
date.
Condolences may be made
online at www.milnerandorr.
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Donations may be made to
the St. Jude's Children's Hospi-
tal, 501 Jude Place, Memphis,
Tenn., 38105.
Arrangements are by Milner
and Orr Funeral Home., Ken-
tucky... . .


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Church News in Brief


Church plans
fish fry dinners
St. Theresa Knights of Colun-
bus Council 11284 of Buckhead
Ridge, 20466 S.R. 78 W. will have
a fish fry dinner in the church hall
from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, Feb. 8 and every Friday there
after during the Season of Lent.
Dinners will be served for dona-
tion of $7. For information call
(863) 447-0368.

Youth Explosion
at Church of God
The Church of God of Proph-
ecy, 102 N.W 10"' St., will host
a Youth Explosion on Feb. 6
through 9. It will begin at 7 p.m.
each night. The guest speaker
will be Pastor Gabe Swaggart
from Baton Rouge, Louisianan.


All youth and youth groups in
the community are invited. If you
have any questions call Candi at
(863) 634-4359. On Friday night,
Feb. 9, immediately following
the evening service they will be
having an Afterglow party which
will include a Christian band, free
pizza and door prizes.

Church offers free
Mother's Morning out
On Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon, the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. will offer free babysitting for
parents. This program will run
through March. Space is lim-
ited and registration is required.
For information, contact Nancy
Vaughan, Director of Christian
Education, at (863) 763-4021 or
email fumco@embarqmail.com.


Revival at
Haven of Rest
Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sun-
day, Feb. 10, the Haven of Rest
Church, S.W. 3"' Terrace, will be
having Bro. Jerry Cottrell in re-
vival. He has seen many people
healed and delivered from many
sicknesses. Services will start at
7 p.m. each night except Sunday
services will be at 10 and 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. For information call
863-357-3053.

Church Homecoming
The North Church of God,
15949 N.W. 30th Terrace will host
a church homecoming, Sunday,
Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Special
singing with the Celebration Sing-
ers of Okeechobee. There will be
a fellowship meal after the sing-
ers conclude. For more informa-


tion please call Don Leon at 863-
634-0344.

Church van offers
transportation
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas. Pro-
grams are available for students
in grades first through sixth and
in grades seventh through 12th.
Programs are from 6:30 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and take
them home. For information, call
(863) 228-6364.

Outreach Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free


classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a
week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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

Catholic religious
education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,


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children. Registrations for Catho-
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now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten
through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For information, call the par-
ish office at (863) 763-3727.

BHR Church holds
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anony-
mous on Monday nights from 7 to
8 p.m. for substance abuse. They
also have Al-Anon meetings on
Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m.
to help family and friends of alco-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 1
through Thursday, Feb. 7, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 -"No Country for Old
Men" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday al
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre 11 "Over Her Dead
Body" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day 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 "Juno" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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A 120 bed skilled
nursing facility is seeking
a person to supervise and
direct the housekeeping
and laundry team. Must
have housekeeping
supervisory experience.
JOIN A WINNING TEAM
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, Fl
561-924-5561
Fax. 561-924-9466
A Great Place To Work

FRONT OFFICE HELP For
Podiatry office. Computer
exp helpful. Full time posi-
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida's
Family Services Dept. is now hiring
a Counselor for our Brighton
Reservation. This community based
position provides case management;
individual, family, & group counseling
intake; crisis intervention. Masters in
Social Work, Psych, Mental Health or
Family Therapy. Min 2 yrs. exp. in field.

Apply by email
bjuliao@semtribe.com
or fa 954-967-3477

Details: www.seminoletribe.com.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
POSTING DATE: February 3,2008
CLOSING DATE: Until tilled
SALARY: $ 50,000 $ 85, 000
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking a qualified appli-
cant to serve as the Director of Operations for the water treat-
ment (- 9,000 customers), wastewater treatment ( 4,200
customers) and maintenance departments. At a minimum, job
responsibilities will include: employee and customer relations,
regulatory compliance, budget preparation, monitoring, con-
struction oversight, meetings and other general administrative
duties.
The minimum qualifications for this position shall include high
school diploma and a clean Florida driver's license. Additional-
ly, a college degree in business administration, engineering or
other related field would be a definite plus.
The applicant should be able to provide a work history, listing
job responsibilities and years of experience at previous work
assignments which would directly relate to the expected work
assignments of this listing. Applicants are expected to provide
a salary history as the well as expected salary requirements.
A pre-employment drug screening will be required.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority offers a benefit package that
includes the standard paid time off for holidays and accrued
vacation and sick time. Additionally, various health, life and
medical insurances are offered.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of interest and re-
sumes to:
Okeechobee Utility Authority
Attn: John E Hayford
Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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

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


One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In'the classi-
fieds.


How do you find a Job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sitleds


EXPERIENCED
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIAN
Must have good
driving record.
Immediate opening.
Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace
(863)467-8705
SALES PROFESSIONAL
Local homebuilder needs
qualified Sales Professional.
Must be self-motivated &
organized w/excellent
interpersonal & presentation
skills. Flexible schedule a
must. Salary plus commission.
Call 863-763-6376
or 863-357-2700

When doing those chores
is doing you in, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classified.


Armor
NURSING
INTERVIEWING
NOW!
Explore the excitement of
Correctional Nursing with
ARMOR CORRECTIONAL
HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
Accepting applications for
RN's and PN's for
per-diem shifts at the
GLADES COUNTY JAIL
located in Moore Haven, FL
Please email resume to
recruiting(Oarmor
correctional.coin
or fax to the Attn: Sandy
at 863-946-6398.
E.O.E

FJnd It master. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds


PROFESSIONAL
JANITORIAL'COMPANY
Is looking for part-time
evening cleaners for the
Okeechobee area.
Paid Weekly.
Call 1-800-823-5412
Monday thru Friday
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.'
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people




Post Office Now Hiring! Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr.'
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492.
Fee Req.


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Previous Experience
in LTC Required
**A Great Place to Work**
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
230 S. Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476
Call 561-924-5561


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfelds.

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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
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numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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or (863)261-6425

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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


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Worries and Woes Arrested?
Injured? Auto Accident Un-
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Referral S e rvice
(800)733-5342.
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Merchandise,



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A 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




CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $1750
(863)763-3932


DRYER Like new. $100
(239)462-5070
GLASS TOP ICE CREAM
FREEZER large, asking
$500 or best offer
(863)697-9005
PORT DISHWASHER like
, new, $75 (239)340-6308
REFRIGERATOR commercial
type, $150 or best offer.
(863)673-0428
REFRIGERATOR GE, 14 cu
ft. White. Gently used.'$125
or best offer. (863)357-0060
STOVE GE, Electric, Good
condition. Clean. $75
(863)673-0656
STOVE GE, works good. $75
(863)763-3932
STOVE -.Glass top, self clean-
ing, like new. $125
(239)462-5070
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Works, $30
(863)467-2366 Okee area
WASHER & DRYER asking
$150 (239)340-6308
WASHER & DRYER GE,
$225 or best offer
(239)324-3676
WASHER & DRYER SET -
Maytag Whirlpool. Works
great. $300 (863)674-0097


MICROWAVE Large, 10,000
watt. $75 (863)763-5890
TOTEM FOOD SMOKER Pop
Geer, for smoking meat, in-
structions included, $25
(863)610-2126


BICYCLE means, exc. cond.,
$40. (863)467-8681
BOYS BIKE 12", with training
wheels, green/black, good
c o n d i t i o n $15
(863)763-6131 Okeechobee



STEEL SHELTER 26X18,
Back enclosed. $800.
(863)243-4001 Moore
Haven.



FORM PLYWOOD (53
sheets) 3/4", pre oiled, ve-
neer on one side, $1500 or
best offer(863)824-0480
USED ROOFING TIN6 3
sheets, 3x14, $15 or will
sell separate (863)674-0281


BOPPY ROCK In Comfort In-
fant Travel Swing, exc cond,
used once. $55 or best offer.
(954)793-3203 Okee area
CAR SEAT CARRIER Graco
Snug Ride, blue 5-20 Ibs, in-
cludes book, exc cond. $60
(863)634-0245
CRADLE N SOOTHE BOUNCER
Carter's, pink, excellent
condition, vibrates, music &
toys. $45 (863)634-0245
CRIB And highchair, top
quality. $120 will separate.
(863)673-5704
DIAPER CHANGER/DRESSER
All wood, KinderCare, great
shape, $150. Call
863-763-8688
EXERSAUCER LEARNING CTR
Evenflo, excellent condi-
tion, folds up, 3 heights, fun.
$30 (863)634-0245
INFANT GYM Fisher Price,
aquarium theme, 0-9 mo,
boat-like lay down/sit, exc
cond. $30 (863)634-0245
INFANT SWING Fisher Price,
pink, papasan, used 3 mos.,
exc. cond., looks brand new,
$130. (863)763-4793
LEAP FROG LEARNING SYS-
TEM 0-18 months, mu-
sic/dance, lots of fun, exc
cond, $30 (863)634-0245
SOOTHING COMFORT
BOUNCER From Eddie
Bauer. Used twice. $30 Neg
(954)793-3203 Okee. area
TODDLER BED White, heavy
duty with a thick mattress.
$35 (863)517-0244
TRAVEL SWING Fisher Price,
aquarium theme, excellent
condition, lights & music.
$45 (863)634-0245


CLOGGING SHOES Stomper,
8 narrow w. $ 5 0
(772)597-4421
NAME BRAND CLOTHES -
asking $20 (239)324-3676
WEDDING GOWN- DaVincl,
White, Size 6. Paid $800
asking $600 or best offer.
(863)634-3783


BASEBALL CARDS over
1500, w/protective covers &
boxes, good cond., $500.
(863)697-3523


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Okeechobee News


ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627



LAPTOP Dell, 256 KB
memory, Win. XR All soft-
ware & case included. $300
Neg. (863)357-2271
MONITOR 17" Flat screen
(Not flat panel). Works great.
$35 (863)357-2009
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $50 (863)902-0257
after 5:30pm


POTTERS WHEEL & Ceramic
Pouring Table 24"Wx5' Long.
$175 for both, will sep.
(863)763-0570



WINDOW SHADES Honey-
combed, Insulating. (13) 36"
W & (2) 18" W. 72" L. $65,
will sep. (863)675-2785


BED queen size, mattress &
boxsprings, dresser & mir-
rors, night table, like new,
$275. (561)352-3030 Okee
CHAIR Extra large sleeper
chair, w/extra large storage
Ottoman, tan, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-1560
DESK Solid wood, 27" x 54",
good condition. $75
(863)467-1613
DINETTE SET All wood w/ 4
chairs & small microwave.
$100 for all, or best offer.
(863)763-4473
DINING ROOM SET 5 pc
Oval table w/4 chairs, 18"
leaf, all wood, year old, must
see. $125 (863)983-1360
DINING ROOM SET Like
new, thick glass top, oblong,
6 chairs & credenza. $375
(863)467-8644
DOUBLE BED Nice soft top,
great shape & Dresser. $150
or best offer for both, will
sep. (863)763-4473
DRESSER 6 drawer, Chest, 3
drawer, non-matching but
can be used together. $70
will sep (863)227-6210
KROEHLER SOFA 92" Long,
mauve & blue contemporary
weave on cream bkgnd,
clean, $100 (941)416-3827
L SHAPED COUCH 2 pcs,
microfiber beige. $500
(863)675-4098 Evenings.
Will deliver in Labelle.
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$450 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIFT CHAIR Pride, lifts to
standing position, reclines,
good cond, burgundy, $250
(863)697-1044 for info
LOVESEATU- small, floral,-$75
or best offer (772)708-3645
Okeechobee area
LR TABLE SET 4pc, $400
(863)675-7410
MATRESS King size magnet-
ic power mattress. $800
(863)357-5754
PAPA-SAN LOUGE CHAIR -
Base, Chair & Cushions. $25
or best offer. (863)484-0395
RECLINER La-Z-Boy, brown,
li ke ne w. $ 2 5 0
(863)983-7719
SOFA Glove Leather, 86"L.
Good condition. $250 or
best offer. (863)801-4207
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size,
sage green, like new. $400
(863)983-7719



STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


CLUB CAR Batteries are
good. Comes with charger.
Has windshield & top. $1500
(863)673-0656
GOLF CART Club Car, lights,
curtains, high speed, excel-
lent condition. $1500
(772)332-6472
GOLF CART Club Car, Runs
by gasoline. With roof. Ex-
cellent condition. $1600
(863)467-2824
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for al l, w ill sep .
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123


AR 15 COLT & 45 auto. Mod-
el 1911 Colt US Army.
$3000 or will separate.
(863)532-9881
COLT AR15 MATCH TARGET
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
ITHACA Model 37, 16 gauge
deluxe with 200 rounds of
ammo. $375 (863)675-4163
MOSSBERG 12 GA 1 yr old,
$200 or trade for clean
handgun (863)447-9127
REMINGTON 521T 22 cal.
target rifle, bolt action, clip,
Lyman 57 aperture, EC,
$295 (863)763-5120
SHOTGUN 12 gauge Rem-
ington, 1187 premier, Nat
Wild Turkey Fed gun., new in
box $695 (863)357-1528
SHOTGUNS (2) 12 gauge
double barrel & 16 gauge.
$450 for both, will separate.
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUNS (2) 16 gauge &
20 gauge L C Smith. $1400
will s e p a r a t e .
(863)357-1528



AB LOUNGER SPORT Excel-
lent condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-3439
EXERCISE BIKE Air Bike 950,
Like new. Will sell for half
price $50 (863)634-4291
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT -
Welder Pro 9940 2 station
weight machine. $200
(863)763-4846 Leave msg
HIP & THIGH SCULPTOR 1
year old, like new, tones legs
& hips. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-9025
HOME GYM Welder XP23
Latpull down, press, curls,
flys, leg curls, Has a weight
stack $75 (863)674-1317
TREADMILL ProForm 585,
Excellent condition. Pd $650
A s k i n g $ 1 5 0 .
(863)763-4846 Leave msg



CENTRAL HEAT PUMP $75
(863)467-8187


WE BUY GOLD
Turn your Gold in Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Outdoor


PATIO CHAIR white metal,
w/green striped cushion,
$25. (863)467-8681


AIR CLEANING MACHINE -
Sears Kenmore, with manu-
al. $75 (863)763-2685
ELECTRIC SCOOTER LIFT '03
- For auto, takes an inch and
a quarter receiver. $450
(863)467-6465


NEW FEATHERWEIGHT &
SCOOTER- TYPE MOTOR-
IZED WHEELCHAIRS at no
cost to you if eligible. Medi-
care & private insurance ac-
cepted. ENK Mobile Medical.
Call tollfree (800)693-8896.
NEW FEATHERWEIGHT &
SCOOTER- TYPE MOTOR-
IZED WHEELCHAIRS at no
cost to you if eligible. Medi-
care & private insurance ac-
cepted. ENK Mobile Medical.
Call tollfree (800)693-8896.
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892 Okee-
chobee
WALKER Nova Cruiser De-
luxe, 4 wheels with hand
brakes & basket $175.
(863)467-0031
WHEELCHAIR Sleek Viper
lightweight wheelchair, cost
$500, asking $200
(863)763-5890
WHEELCHAIR, MERITS -
$150. Call 863-763-3289
after 5pm


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,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer Available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CASE 2XX KNIVES (3) Carv-
ing & butcher knives. $105
for all, will separate.
(502)931-8101
CB RADIO Deluxe 40 chan-
nel, with PA speaker, $50
(561)208-1664
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HAM RADIO'S & AUTOMATIC
TUNER $350.
(863)467-4084
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
SHOWCASE Glass, Like new.
, $500 (863)763-0570
TELESCOPE With stand,
about 4 ft high, for looking at
the stars. $ 2 5
(863)357-6315
VERTICAL BLINDS Triple
width, cream color. $30
(863)357-1560



MAPEX PRO SERIES DRUMS -
Like new, great condition,
asking $800 or best offer
(239)425-5605
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627
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AKC WHITE DOBERMAN -
Stud Service, also Young
male avail. $500 donation
(863)634-6072
BALD PYTHON Female, 50
gal tank, mulch, heating pad,
tree & hiding place. $300
(863)801-4283
CHIHUAHUA PUPS AKC,
3-4lbs, all colors, 1st shots,
worming & health cert. Sire
has been DNA tested, $350
& up (863)381-9234


*~eca Noi


CABBAGE PATCH DOLLS &
OTHERS. 20 Dolls in all.
$100 for all, will sep.
(863)357-2829
SUPER NINTENDO GAMES -
Disney, Star Wars, Donkey
Kong & Super Mario $25 or
will separate (863)467-0031



KIRBY '2000, Ultimate G
complete system including
Shampooer. Orig. $2000,
Asking $250 (863)697-0014


COCKATIELS all healthy,
also 2 breeding pair for sale,
$40 (239)657-5760
DOG BOX 3x3x29 inches,
diamond plate top, plywood
bott o m $ 3 0 0
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX 4x4x40", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & back, plywood bottom,
$450. (863)467-7197
SNAKE Burmese Python,
Very tame. Cage & heat rock
included. $250 or best offer.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area
SNAKE Columbian Redtail
Boa, 6', Very tfame with cage
& lamp included. $250 Neg.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area



WELL PUMP 1hp, Sta-Rite,
Good condition. $150.
(863)763-1079
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?



HOT TUB '04 Pearl Jet Setter,
6 color illuminance sys. Cover,
Clean, Like new. Pd $5795
Asking $2000 (863)946-1807
JACUZZI needs work, you
pick up, $300 or best offer
(863)447-5407
POOL SunSand 12'X3', Good
condition $50
(863)467-2366 Okee. area.
SWIMMING POOL ELEC HEAT
PUMP & FILTER $100
(863)674-0281



SEW MACH Brothers,
portable, electric, $100
(863)467-9892
SEW. MACHINE Hardwood
cabinet w/sew machine,
Singer Quantrum w/extras
$300 (863)675-6432


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
HOG TRAP New, asking
$350 (863)447-9127



CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL AMPLIFIER 1200 watts,
$200 or best offer
(863)214-3427
STEREO SYSTEM Fisher, 2/2
4' speakers, 5cd disc chang-
er, tuner, amp, dual cassette,
$100 neg. (863)357-6315
TAPE RECORDER Variable.
$100 (772)597-4421
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classilfeds


RCA BIG SCREEN TV 52",
Asking $250 (863)467-1694
ROTO MOTOR Still in box.
$50 (863)467-3888
TELEVISION RCA 32" Tru-
Flat, only 2 yrs old, like new.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-2053
TELEVISION / VCR- 13" Sony,
$35 (863)675-7350
TOSHIBA TV 19" color, $50
(863)675-7318
TV ANTENNA VHF/UHF/FM,
VU-190XR, still in box. $75
(863)467-3888
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or
best offer. (863)673-1981
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
smeds."


BAND SAW Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $50
(863)675-7318
BAND SAW Sears cuts
wood or metal, f100.
(863)467-2984
DIESEL GENERATOR 8500 -
Electric start, never used,
still in plastic wi/warranty.
$1500 (772)342-7304
ELECTRIC CONCRETE MIXER
3 1/2 cubic feet, used
twice. $200 (863)467-8250
GENERATOR New. Portable,
5550 rated watts, Briggs &
Stratton Motor. $350 Call
(772)233-1127
PRESSURE CLEANER 2400
psi, w/ 5.0 Honda engine,
pump not building pressure,

RADIAL ARM SAW 10" $100
(863)763-4643
TABLE SAW 10" $100
(863)763-4643
WOOD BAND SAW 12" w/
stand. $125 or best offer.
(863)357-3633
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today's classlfleds. Did
you look for It?


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Agriculture

-II

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




SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.00--Convert your
SLOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodsaw-
mills.com/300N FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N.


AQHA BAY GELDING 12 yr
old, very gentle, knows
poles, cones, barrels, jumps,
ropes and carries flags, won
in bit & used in 4H, perfect
kids horse, teeth just floated,
all shots & current coggins.
$2000 neg. (863)467-7657
HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used. $200 (863)675-4098
HORSE TRAILER '93 WW, 2
horse, wAack room, bumper
pull, $2500 or best of-
fer(305)370-5647
HORSES Geldings, 1 Tenn
Walker, 1 Paint Mix, broke to
ride, plus tack, $2,100
(863)675-6432 after 6pm
SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar-
me shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
WESTERN HORSE SADDLES
(2) 1 is new, 1 is used.
275 will separate.
(863)467-6769



AERATOR SEEDER SPREAD-
ER Tow behind, Mfg. by
Brinly, New Condition, $100
Call Lloyd (561)315-7731
BUSH HOG 4 ft King cutter
with shaft, used less than 8
hrs, new $700, asking $400
(401)862-7675 Lakeport
RIDING LAWN MOWER, John
Deere Runs excellent,
$1,500. Call 863-983-7751
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


HORSE HAY
17% Protein. Round: $60.
Square bales: $8. Cow
Hay: $45. (863)357-3770


SADDLE Billy Cook, new
leather, $200 or best offer
(863)763-6023


Rentals



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



OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$775/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (772)215-0098
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appi's
incl. dishwasher, $700 'mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878
REMODELED 2br, 1ba, 2
story apt, screened porch,
very clean, no pets.
$750/mo, 1st, last & Dep.
(863)763-8391
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $500/mio. In-
cludes utilities. No pets.
561-329-8205


S FAMOUS RESTAURANT FOR
LEASE with build out! In Okee-
chobee. $12 per sq ft. Call


Warren at (954)682-5933



OKEECHOBEE 2 BR, 2 BA
Townhouse. W&D, Clean.
$875 mo. (863)634-9521
VILLA- 2 br, 2 ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251


BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822


Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$995 Down
Payments
From $895
per month



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$23,300! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BUY, RENT OR LEASE,
3br, 2ba, 2 gar Pool Home,
Close to everything.
Dreamcatcher Realty
863-634-4724
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
LAKEPORT 2br, lba,
$750/mo inclds utilities,
R ef s r e q u i r e d .
(863)946-1626
NEW CABIN 2 BR, 1 BA, Rim
Canal, Pool & Dock. Fully
furnished w/bedding linens &
cookware. W&D. DW. Cable,
Electric, Water included.
(561)234-0277
NEW DUPLEX 3/2. $1000
per month + 1st, last &
$ 5 00 s e c dep .
(863)465-0053
OAK PARK 2/1 home, avail
3/1, fenced yard, pets okay,
W/D, dshwshr, fridge. 1 month
free rent. $800 includes H20
& lawn maint. (407)242-7205
or (863)467-8041
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES -
3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace.
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call to see (863)885-1347



LAKEHOUSE in Lake Placid for
Seasonal rental. Furnished
with dock. (863)465-0053

Real Estate





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




CHEVRON Gas Station, Hwy
441, across from Home Depot
C- Store, Deli, Carwash. $1.1
million. Fin avail. Broker
owner. (407)256-9081

Houss -Sale102


BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These
homes must sell. For listings
call (800)706-1746 Ext
4731.
Greenville, SC Own a Beauti-
ful, New 3BD/2BA Home for
only 5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From
$ 6 9 5 0 0 Call
(888)579-0275.
OKEECHOBEE 2 BR, 2 BA,
CBS, 425 NW 10th Ave.
Great home built in 1997.
$139,500 (954)475-0063
OKEECHOBEE 4BR, 2BA,
over 1900 sf,on 1 acre, new
paint, in/out, new flooring,
Dixie Ranch Acres,
. $224,500 (321)723-6581 or
(863)763-1090
OKEECHOBEE
Zero Down. $999. mo.
4br, 2ba CBS Brand New.
Prices $139,900. 3824 NW
7th St. 561-248-3879 or
863-484-0809
TWO HOUSES 120' across
front 180' down side & 40
trees in the rear. Both are 3
Bdrm and include C/Air. Also
10 Unit Building on 60'W &
140'L. (863)763-8058


COASTAL GEORGIA PROPER-
TY 1.3 Acre Tidal Creek Front
Lot Only $89,500! Spectacu-
lar Oak Trees, No Pines!
Minutes to St. Simons Is-
land. Won't Last! Call Now
(904)208-4100.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
Acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500
(866)789-8535.



LOG CABIN only $69,900.
Lake Access with FREE Boat
Slips. Own the dream! New
2,128 sf log cabin package
at spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Paved
road, u/g utilities, excellent
financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, x1712.


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Lake
access lot, seawall, all util.,
best buy rn Isles.
(219)916-4817



4.14 acres $44,900 w/ deep
dockable water. SAVE
THOUSANDS during off sea-
son! Gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092 x 990.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.
NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES
FROM $59,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy
sweeping mountain vistas, a
mile of Riverfront, walking/
fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated en-
trance, lodge & riverside
BBQ. Excellent financing
available Call for more info or
to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484
w w w. seeriverhig h -
landsnc.com. Offer void
where prohibited by law.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888 291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.conm.


Mobile Homes



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




OKEECHOBEE
Rental, SE 23rd Court,
For information.
(863)763-4892 or 763-5419



BIG 0 Park Model, 1BR/1BA,
w/d, pool, gated community,
clubhouse, $695 mo.
561-568-7767/253-4299
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE 1BR, 1BA w/
Florida Rm. No pets. $675
mo. & $550 sec. Avail. 3/1
863-763-0648 after 4pm
OKEECHOBEE 2 br, 2 ba, in
nice park. $600/mo.
(812)989-3022



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
BHR MARINA 12x40, FI/Rm
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
MH 14 x 60, FI rm, carport,
nicely furnished, Cassablan-
ca #24, 2 blk Kissmee Riv,
Hwy 78, plus '92 Olds 4 dr
98. $32.5K (812)480-9343


Recreation



Boats 30051
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3L35


ALUM BOAT 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
BOAT Flat Bottom, 16 Ft. w/
2002 60 hp Mercury w/ low
hrs., trolling motor & trailer.
$3800 neg. (863)983-2002
BOAT TRAILER 14' Continen-
tal tilt. With roller. Trailer in
ood shape. Needs tires.
200 (863)447-1735
BOAT TRAILER 1958 Rich-
land, with '56 Elgi 14' alumi-
num boat, 7/2 hp outboard
mtr., $500. (863)674-1065
JOHNSON MOTOR 15hp,
electric start, $375.
(863)674-1065
KAYAK Necky Arluk 1.9,
18 1/2 ft, red. $800 or best
offer. (863)840-0442
LARSON 18'- W/IO0 hp Merc,
stainless steel prop, needs a
little work, $1200
(863)467-1552 after 6pm
LOWE BASS BOAT:i16ft, 50
hp Mariner eng., pwr trim,
auto fuel mix, trlr, fish finder,
$2200 (863)675-6882
PONTOPN BOAT -
$4000 863-763-7783 or
561-968-2083
PONTOON BOAT '92 24ft,
Sylvan Pontoon, motor, trail-
er, $1500 (863)946-0903


POWER BOAT 37',
$3500 239-823-2587 or
863-234-1226
SAILBOAT ESCAPE, 14 ft,
Open, much like a sunfish,
easier to sail. All parts good.
$800 (863)674-0647
SEA NYMPH 15', with trailer,
40hp Johnson, w/power, tilt
& trim, $2,400 or best offer.
(765)620-4373 Okee
SEA NYMPH 16.5', 60 HP
Evinrude, Galvanize trailer &
trolling motor. Lots of extras.
$2500 Neg. (863)357-3439
SPORTCRAFT 18' with mo-
tor and trailer, needs TLC on-
ly, 90%, $1100 or best offer
(863)675-3852


CAMPER PULL ALONG 28 ft,
all works, needs some work,
A/C.$750 (863)261-7135
CARDINAL 5TH WHEEL 2005
3 Slides. New tires. Ready
to roll! $26,000 or best offer.
(954)547-9875
CLASS C 21-23' motor home
cover, 20x40 heavy tarp.
$135 or will sell separate .
863-675-7350
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
HITCH ADAPTOR Gooseneck
for 5th wheel, like new,
$325. Call 863-610-1120
MOTORHOME '99 loaded,
12K miles, $25,000
8 6 3.) 7 63-246 9 or
863)634-5824
POP-UP CAMPER good
shape, $1500 or best of-
fer.(863)634-1395 after 5pm
Saturday & Sunday
PORTABLE SEWER TANK for
RV, new, never used, $25.
(863)610-2126
RV AIR DEFLECTOR asking
$200 o.r best offer
(863)675-1690



BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
tank, runs good. $450
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER $100
(863)763-5631
PROPELLOR Yamaha, Stain-
less steel. New in box 14
3/4" diameter, 24 pitch.
$120 (828)243-2242



MAINTENANCE MANUALS -
For OMC 2 75 hp outboard
engines. Incid Mech. & Elec.
data. $10 (863)763-9655
PROPELLER For a OMC 35
hp Outboard engine. Like
ne w $ 2 5 Call
(863)763-9655 Leave msg


CLASSIC TRIUMPH '64 MO-
TOTCYCLES 650 cc.
$2500 (863)674-0898
(863)517-1019 Labelle
CUSTOMIZED HARLEY DAV-
IDSON SUPERGLIDE '97 -
low miles, black, $15,000
(863)674-0898 / 517-1019
HONDA 750 MAGNA '94,
New tires. $250 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4426
HONDA VILX DX low mileage,
lots of extra chrome, like
new tires, exc. cond.,
$2900. (903)563-1198
MINIBIKES, (2) 1 1g., 1
small, very good cond.,
$500 for both or best offer,
will sell sep. (863)673-5891
SADDLE BAGS slant style,
leather, like new, $125.
(863)357-0344
SERVICE MANUALS 2, Dyna
Harley Davidson. Like new.
$50 will separate.
(863)357-0344
VW TRIKE MOTORCYCLE -
$2500 (863)674-0898 or
(863)517-1019-Labelle
YAMAHA 1100 '01, V-Star
Classic, 10K mi. Cherry &
Cream. Great condition.
$5000 Neg. (863)673-5891



ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $1900 or best offer.
(863)983-2287 Clewiston
FOUR WHEELER- 150 CC,
Red & Silver. Runs great!
$500 (772)879-2891
GOLF/WORK CART new bat-
teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
$800 (863)697-2033
HONDA ATV 350 electrical
problem, $ 3 0 0
(239)691-0657
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $5000 (863)673-2388
HONDA RANCHER 4 Wheeler
Model 350 Asking $2000
(863)801-1666
MINI BUGGY hydraulicdrive
and steering w/ pto shaft,
two cylinder air cool engine,
$600 (239)707-3627


AIRSTREAM TRAVEL TRAIL-
ER, '77, 31', $4,200.
(863)234-1230
STOCK TRAILER 28', Goose-
neck, New floor $3500 Call
(863)357-6642


I


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's, more!
For Listings Call
(800)706-1739 x2486.
BUICK PARK AVENUE '00 -
fully loaded, Ither seats, runs
Stood, $7000 neg.
863)675-3803
BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93 Nice
car, pearl color, 22 mpg,
leather int, runs good. $1500
(863)610-2465
CAMARO Z28, '86 305,
needs work, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0829
CHEVY CAMARO '93 New
engine, new tires, auto, good
condition, no rust. $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-7609
CHEVY CAVALIER, '02 4 dr.,
good condition, $3500 or
best offer. (863)983-2207
CHEVY CAVILIER '98, Looks
& runs good. $1000 or best
offer. (863)634-1608
CROWN VICTORIA '95 65K,
new tires, $2500 or best of-
fer (305)370-5647
DODGE INTREPID LE- '00, Ful-
ly loaded. Leather, 5 disc CD,
Moon roof, Auto/stick. Good
gas. $5000 (863)763-2763
FORD ESCORT '00, Excellent
part car. Does not run. Brand
-new tires, Alt., battery & Pio-
neer CD $400 (863)381-7251
FORD GRAND MARQUIS '96 -
Auto, cold a/c, very clean,
stereo/cd, loaded, pw, pl, cc.
$2900 (863)532-9495
HONDA ACCORD, '91 new
tires, new battery, runs great,
good work car, $1,000 firm.
(863)675-2844
HONDA PRELUDE '92, A/C,
Runs good. $1600 or best
offer. (863)675-4334
OLDSMOBILE, '94 4 dr., new
paint job, 4 new tires, great
a/c & great gas mileage,
$1500 neg. (863)634-1395
PLYMOUTH VIP '68, Runs
good, Leather, Electric, En-
gine 440, V8, Good tires &
paint. $899 (786)506-6452
TOYOTA CELICA '92 Runs
great, new tires, a/c is ice
cold, 297k miles, great cond.
$2700 firm (863)634-7336
TOYOTA COROLLA '93 Auto,
AC, asking $500 "as is."
(863)697-9005
TOYOTA COROLLA VE 1999 -
Silver, 77K, 4 dr., AT trans.
CD Player & Alarm. Exc.
cond. $3975 (863)610-0500
TOYOTA PASEO 1993 2 Dr.,
5 spd., A/C, Very de-
pendable. 40 mpg. $2000
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce


WILLYS JEEPSTER '48,
$2800 239-823-2587 or
863-234-1226



DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)697-2032



CJ5 SWAMP BUGGY w/
Body Frame, transmission &
transfer case. No engine.
$450 neg. (863)357-3633
FORD BRONCO 11 '86 5 spd,
4x4, new tires, clutch,
brakes & radiator, runs per-
fect. $900 (863)801-4097
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 4.0
3 1/2 inch lift, 5 spd manual,
jeep in ok cond, '05 eng.
$1000 (239)826-6382


EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
Stood condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Yamaha, needs
work, $100 (239)225-3282
GOLF CARTS (2) old, with
battery charger, $100



BED LINER good cond., from
.'99 Ford Ranger Shortbed,
$75. (863)610-0186 after
12p.m.
CAP Leer, Fiberglass, Fits
short bed. Nice condition.
$75 (863)675-4858
CAR DOLLY Lights, straps (1
new), good tires, ramps.
$475 or best offer.
(863)697-9704
CHEVY MOTOR & OVERDRIVE
TRANSMISSION VORTEX -
late model 350, $700
(239)707-3627
ENGINE 302 High Out Put,
Out of a Mustang. $350
(863)983-2002
FORD F250 ENGINE '00 7.3
liter, 60K, complete, inclds
Turbo, for parts only $1200
or best offer (863)261-7692


r Truck Battery Sale




I St. Lucie Battery & Tire I
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L (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com J


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


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Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.

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GOOSE NECK TRAILER 24'
Texan, all I beam construc-
tion. $2900 or best offer
(772)342-7304
STOCK TRAILER 5'x14'x6'
sides New tires, lights &
gate. $950 (863)697-9704


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive -1035.
Heavy Duty Trucks 41140
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40701


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GMC V6 AUTO/MARINE MO-
TOR $300 Call Vic
(863)675-5829
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition $ 1 7 5 .
(863)357-5754
OIL FOOLER Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
RIMS 4, '97-'99, Eclipse 5
spoke, 16x16 on Goodyear
Eagles RS-A P205/55/Ri6.
$250 (863)763-1079
TIRES 4, Good, Used
Bridgestones, 245/70 R16
$75. (863)675-4858
TOW BAR Duncan, with at-
tachments for Ford Ranger &
Explore r, $ 3 5 0 .
(724)854-5943
TRUCK COVER For quad cab.
$60 or best offer. Call
(863)674-5770
TRUCK TIRES & RIMS -16",5
lug w/TOYO A/T tires
315/75/R16. $800 or best
offer (561)248-1347


ARE TOPPER- Hunter green,
Off of '2000 Toyota Tundra.
Excellent condition. $350
(863)528-2684
CHEVY 1500, '95 single cab,
4 whl. dr., 6" lift, $1500 or
best offer. (863)673-6219
CHEVY 1500 KING CAB '97 -
great cond, low mls, runs &
drives great, auto, a/c, white.
$4500 (772)219-9455
CHEVY S10.EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500
1999 -Z71 4X4, Good con-
dition. Runs great. $5000 or
best offer (863)697-6431
DIAMOND PLATE TOOL BOX-
ES (2), for full size truck
bed, $150 for both or will
sell sep (863)763-6023
DODGE DAKOTA, '97 2 whl.
dr., no motor, no transmission,
body in good cond., $800 neg.
(863)673-0057/673-2558
DODGE PU '74 4x4, w/camp-
er top, $ 1 5 0 0
(863)228-2351
DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed.
Good condition. $1800.
863-801-5440
DODGE RAM 3500 96-
w/Cummings Turbo diesel
eng, 4x4 dual wheels,,single
cab, exc cond, orig owner,
60K, $8,000 (863)983-5351
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-2303
DODGE RAM '97 Ext cab,
4x4, 90k miles. $5000 or
best offer. (863)467-3777 or
(863)697-0362
FORD F150 '89, 4wd, stan-
dard trans, good mud tires,
$3,000. (863)763-6347
FORD F150 1979 2 WD,
Runs. Needs work $1000 or
best offer. Call Matt.
(772)340-3794
FORD F150, 1997 4x4, runs
great, needs tune-up, 35"
tires, new trans., $3,300.
863-517-1963
FORD F150 '94 6 cyl, a/c.
$2800 (863)675-1224
FORD F-250 1986 & F-100
1985. 1 w/rebuilt motor. 1
w/ new head. $800 for both.
863-763-7783
FORD F250, '91 needs gas
tank, many new part, no oil
leaks, $800. (863)763-3639
after 5pm
FORD FLAT BED 1985, 1 Ton
w/ Dump Bed. $1500
(863)801-1666
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
FORD RANGER, '98 cold a/c,
cd player, 5 spd., short bed,
$2400 or best offer.
(863)675-4689
GMC SENOMA '93 ext cab,
runs good, set up to be
towed by RV, $2200 or best
offer (863)675-4788
GMC STEPSIDE '86, Low-
ered, Runs. $2000
(863)447-1735
TOYOTA PICK UP '89 Very
low miles, 4 cyl, 22r Toyota
motor, 4 spd, a/c, runs like
new. $2900 (863)532-9495


HONDA PASSPORT '95 -
Good condition, needs en-
gine work. $600 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0797
JEEP '76 V6 motor, lift kit, no
title, $1000 (863)228-2351
JEEP CHEROKEE '94 Needs
gas tank & battery, good for
swamp buggy use. $1000
(863)902-0257 after 5:30pm
JEEP CJ-5, '98 fiberglass
body, 78 running gear, 2WD,
232 straight 6, auto, soft top,
cd, $2,000. (863)227-1979



FLAT BED TRAILER 20FT,
Gooseneck, $2000
(863)697-2032


I Public Notice


TOW TRAILER '06 5X8, LIKE
NEW, $550 (863)824-0480
TRAILER Enclosed 8 x 20,
ramp and side door, 4 wh
brakes, tie downs. $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-5120
UTILITY TRAILER 2007, 20
Ft. Long, 6/2 Ft. Wide. New.
Pulled once. Brakes on 1 ax-
le. $1800 870-820-1563
UTILITY TRAILER '03 4X8
w/34" high tailgate. $450
(863)467-6465


AEROSTAR EXT VAN '91 Ed-
die Bauer Edition. $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-2685
CARAVAN '93, 6 cyl, Seats
7, a/c Good tires, Runs &
look good. Great mileage.
$1900 neg. 561-758-3781
DODGE CARAVAN '95 Cold
AC, new front tires, runs ex-
cellent, $800, call
863-532-1478 / 532-1496.
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER '95 Runs, needs some
work. $600 (863)675-4869
RAM 2500 CONV. VAN '96 -
318 auto, air, hi-top, very
good condition. $3000 or
best offer. (239)826-6382


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-05
IN RE ESTATE OF
CLEO WINIFRED AVERY
all/a CLEO W. AVERY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
estate of CLEO WINIFRED AVERY,
al/ka CLEO W. AVERY, Deceased, File
Number 2008-CP-05, by the Circuit

is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972: that the
dec'edent's date of death was Decem-
ber 19, 200U, that lie total estate con-
sists of exempt homestead real
property and exempt personal proper-
ty: that the names and addresses of
those to whom it htas been assigned
by such order are:
MARY SUE HRINDAK, 539 213th Place,
Dyer, Indiana 46311
DENNIS W. BEVILLE, 15051 Yorkshire
Drive, Plymouth, Indiana 46563-7500
STEVE BEVILLE, 1063 Mosser Road,
Aplt, B107, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
8031
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this-notice is served within
three months after the date of the firs
publication,of this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication is Febru-
ary 6, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
Mary Sue Hindak
539 213th Place
Oyer, Indiana 46311
Attorney for Person Giving Notice,
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
RO. Dox 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
1863) 763-3825
y:. om W. Conely, III
Florida Bar No. 096482
259513 ON 2/6,13/08
NOTICE
Notice is hemnby given that the follow-
,I; I;- l Pllh; 8001b; dark bay
,,,, i ,, bottom left teethr;

impounded at Okeechobee County
Animal Control, 1480 NW 25th
Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34972,
phone number 863-357-3225 and
the amount due by reason of such
'N,,, ,,,,,,,', ; I The above
i, , i ,,i 1, unless re-
deenied within 3 days from date
hereof Febiruary 6th, 2008, ex-
clnding Sundays, be oflvied for sale
at public auction to toe highest and
best bditer lor cash.
Animler Cnmtrol


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scal e Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 08-002-SSA. The application is being submitted by
Vikki'Aaron, on behalf of property ownerss, Sheri Lachapelle, Trustee. The appli-
cation is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) Mul-
tiple Family (MF) for property located at 701 Southwest Park Street
Legal description: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, T.i i,, '
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being morepat uclaily oescinoeo in ui-
ficial Records Book 562, Page 1959, Okeechobee County, Florida, as follows:
commencing at a point on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, formerly
known as Pensacola Street, as shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, re-
corded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Flori-
da, 345 feet South of the South line of Southwest Park Street, thence run South
along the East line of Southwest 10lth Avenue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence
run East a distance of 705.00 feet to the Southeastl corner of Lot 18, according to
the unrecorded plat'of survey, of said Section 21, made by Leon H. Willis, County
Surveyor, Okeechobee County, Florida dated March 26, 1963 for the Point of Be-
ginning; thence continue East a distance of 150.00 feet; thence bear north parallel
to the centerline of Northwest 9th Avenue, formerly known as Chokaloskee Street,
to the intersection with a curve in the Southerly right-of-way line of Southwest
2nd Street, formerly known as Tuscaloosa Street, a distance of 400.81 feet, more
or less; thence run Southwesterly along the arc of said curve to the intersection
with the centerline extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet,
thence run South along the said centerline extended of Southwest 91h Avenue, a
distance of 370 feet, to the Southeast corner of Lot 18 and the Point of Beginning,
City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 1.31 acre(s). The proposed
use is for Multi-Family dwellings.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Of ice, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 4,2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED thai if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
n,, ,-,,,. ,,r hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
S i record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x'218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Application No. 08-002-SSA
260006 ON 2/6,15/08


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida.
To consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Resi-
dential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to the proposed classification Residential Mul-
tiple Family (RMF) for Petition No. 08-001-R. The petition is being submitted by
Vikki Aaron, on behalf of property ownerss, Shed Lachapelle, Trustee. The prop-
erty is located at 813 Southwest 2nd Street.
Lega: A parcel of land lying in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 3E [i
Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described in ii,, I
Records Book 562, Page 1959, Okeechobee County, Florida, as follows: com-
mencing at a point on the East line of Southwest 10th Avenue, formerly known as
Pensacola Street, as shown on the map of Okeechobee Townsite, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 17, of the Public Records of St. Lucie County, Florida, 345 feet
South of the South line of Southwest Park Street, thence run South along the East
line of Southwest 10th Avenue, a distance of 370.00 feet; thence run East a dis-
tance of 705,00 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 18, according to the unrecord-
ed plat of survey, of said Section 21, made by Leon H. Willis, County Surveyor,
Okeechobee County, Florida dated ri-., r r- lq^" f-rt- O P.;ui ol R. ;nr,n, -
thence continue East a distance of -"- i i F .- .,, i, I, r, ,,,.r i t. :, i .,, .
centerline of Northwest 9th Avenue, formed known as Chokaloskee Street, to the
intersection with a curve in the Southerly right-of-way line of Southwest 2nd
Street, formedrly known as Tuscaloosa Street, a distance of 400.81 feet, more or
less; thence Tun Southwesterly along the arc of said curve to the intersection with
the centerline extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a distance of 154.05 feet,
thence run South along the said centerine extended of Southwest 9th Avenue, a
distance of 370 feet, to the Southeast corner of Lot 18 and the Point of Beginning,
City of Okeechobee Subdivision and is approximately 1.31 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up lor the General Servicft Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-88.8-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Pelilion No 0 001-R
260013 ON 2.r,15,0

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
it,-,,-'R,-, ,il -,1 .,l i,,,, ,;,t n f n,- er,=1- on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at
6 1' i m .. ..-I..,m,,n, in. , i,- The meeting will be held at City Hall,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida
To consider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 08-001-SSA. The application is being submitted by
Jeb Acuff, on behalf of property owner), Visiting Nurse Association of Florda,
Inc. The application is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single
Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 203 SE 2nd Street.
Legal description being: a parcel of land lying in Northwest one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being
nore particularly described as follows: commencing at the Northwest comer of
Lot 4 of Block 171, Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, thence run South
along the West line of said Lot 4, and the extension thereof, also being the east .
right-of-way line of Southeast 2nd Avenue (formerly Tallahassee Street), for a dis-
tance of 157.5 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South, along the
East line of said Southeast 2nd Avenue, for a distance of 142.5 feet to the inter-
section within the North right-of-way line of said North line of said Southeast 2nd
Street, for a distance of 217.9 feet to the Southwest comer of a parcel of land de-
scribed in O.R. Book 1 at page 107, Public Records of Okeechohee County, Rod-
da; thence run North, along the West line of said comer of said parcel, being a
point 157.5 feet South of the North line of said Block 171; thence run West,.paral-
leling the North line of said Block 171, for a distance of 217.9 feet to the Point of
Beginning and is approximately 0.712 acress. The proposed use is for an assist-
ed living facility.
Illn i- hin Inl l *I I '1 IH tll ,,l [, ", tllln'ij P 'T, I I' In I'll .1 I .M l ; ( Ir,
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled forTuesday, March 4,20080
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based, General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up forthe department. .
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286,26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218: if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall. Zoning Administrator
Application No. 08-001-SSA
260009 ON 2/6,15/08
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Rylee's Hope Chili Cook-off is successful


Submitted photo
These families showed their support for Rylee's Hope, Inc. as they had showed support to them in their time of need by
attending the Second Annual Rylee's Hope Chili Cook-Off.


Charlie's Lawn and Landscaping team won third place at
the Second Annual Rylee's Hope Chili Cook-Off which was
held in the park on Saturday, Feb. 2.


'- .
The Paradise Land Services team won the Taster's Choice
award at the Second Annual Rylee's Hope Chili Cook-Off.


Education Briefs


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


Parenting classes
are offered
Free parenting classes are held
every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School.
Classes include topics about
children from birth to teens. For
information or to have an inter-
preter available call Lori Jaquith
at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-
5000, ext. 282.

Parent education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-


only parenting class consists of
six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes to get a cer-
tificate of completion. We now
have day and evening classes
available. No child care will be
available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.

Free GED
classes offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until

AM A,


4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

YMS collecting
printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can
be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at the Stichin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at C868)
467-1484 for free pick up.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 1


Rainfall less than half of normal .


WEST PALM BEACH -- Me-
teorologists at the South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) report that rainfall
for November, December and
January averaged 2.95 inches
District-wide -- only 43 percent
of the historical average, or a
relative deficit of 3.95 inches for
the November-January period.
It marks the eighth driest start
to the South Florida dry season
since rainfall recordkeeping be-
gan in 1932. South Florida's dry
season begins in November and
ends with the start of the wet
season, typically in May.
. All of the SFWMD's major
basins experienced substantial-
ly below average rainfall during
this period. The highest rainfall
total (relative to historical aver-
ages) occurred in the District's
East Caloosahatchee Basin,
where 3.84 inches of rain was
recorded 60 percent of the
basin's historical average. The
lowest rainfall totals were in the
District's Western Everglades
Agricultural Area Basin and Wa-
ter Conservation Area 3, each
receiving less than 1.70 inches
of rain, or 27 percent of their re-
spective historical averages, for
the three-month period.
District-wide rainfall for both
January 2008 and December
2007 averaged 57 percent of the
historical average for the respec-
tive months, while November
2007 rainfall was only 20 percent
of that month's historical aver-
age. Rainfall patterns continued
to favor southeastern residential
areas, where storage options for
water supply, are limited and tid-
al discharges are often required
to prevent flooding.
Most notably, localized rain
over eastern Palm Beach and
Broward counties on Jan. 22-
23 required coastal discharges
for flood protection in highly
populated areas where much of
the rain could not be captured.
Nevertheless, through activation
of the newly installed S-155A
pumping structure, water man-
agers successfully saved more
than 400 acre-feet (130 million
gallons) of water per day during
the subsequent week. The addi-
tional water, which would oth-
erwise have been lost to tide at
the S-155 spillway, helped meet'
allocations in the Everglades Ag-
ricultural Area for several days,
so that water releases from Lake,
Okeechobee were not needed.
"In the Lower East Coast, lo-
calized rain events can raise ca-
nal levels and make it appear as
though water supplies are nor-
mal," said SFWMD Governing
Board Chairman Eric Buermann.


"These immediate supplies are
not enough to meet the dry sea-
son demands of the area's five
million residents and need to be
replenished by backup supplies
that this year may not be avail-
able. Responsible water man-
agement involves operating on
the assumption that we will not
have backup supplies this year."
Current Water Levels
Surface water and groundwa-
ter levels across most of the Dis-
trict remain unseasonably low
and continue to decline due to
below average dry season rain-
fall. Water levels in the District's
two largest water bodies, Water
Conservation Area 3 and Lake
Okeechobee, remain lower to-
day than this time last year.
At 10.05 feet above sea level
Tuesday, Feb. 5, morning, Lake
Okeechobee remains more than
four feet below its historical av-
erage -- and nearly a foot below
previous historic lows for this
time of year. Water levels in the
lake have been setting new re-
cord daily lows for more than
eight months. Lake Okeechobee
is the source of water for
500,000 acres of farmland in
the Everglades Agricultural Area
and serves as a primary backup
supply to more than five million
South Floridians.
Due to safety hazards caused
by low water levels, the S-65E
navigation lock, which regu-
lates boat traffic between the
Kissimmee River and Lake
Okeechobee, will be closed to
navigation until water levels in
the lake return to safe operating
levels.
Groundwater levels in Lee,
Collier and other west coast
counties remain 2-to-4 feet low-
er today than this time last year,
with many monitoring wells al-
ready inside the lowest 10 per-
cent of their historic water el-
evations. Record low elevations
for this'time of year have been
recorded at one monitoring well
at Estero in Lee County.
Groundwater levels in the
Upper and Lower Kissimmee
Basins also remain below nor-
mal for this time of year, despite
favorable recent rains in the Up-
per Kissimmee Basin.
"A dry start to the dry season
is not unusual, and even with
some stresses on our water re-
sources, it is not hydrologically
unmanageable. This year; how-
ever, we entered the dry season
with regional water supplies at
critical new lows, and aggressive
water conservation is necessary
to stretch and protect our water
resources," added Carol Ann


Wehle, executive director of the
SFWMD. "March and April rain-
fall will be the key to how our
supplies hold up."
Water restrictions
are in effect
An extreme District-wide
water shortage order issued by
the SFWMD instituted a one-
day-a-week watering schedule
for residential landscape irriga-
tion beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Lriindsc.ape ,irrigation accounts
for up to half of all household
water consumption in Florida.
Over the winter months, far less
water is lost to evaporation than
during the warmer spring and


summer months, and natural:'
plant growth is minimal so they
require less frequent watering.
Enforcement, including issu-
ance of civil fines and notices of
violation, is now under way. For
information on watering days
and times, as well as restrictions
on specific use classes, visit
www.sfwmd.gov/conserve.
For additional information on
the water shortage, irrigation re-
strictions or water conservation,
call the SFWMD's toll-free Water
Conservation Hotline at 1-800-
662-8876 or contact a regional
SFWMD service center. Helpful
water conservation lips also are
available at www.savewaterfl.
com.


Okeechobee News Teresa MatausneK

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 6, 2008


SPORTS


Christian Team Trail Tournament results


Sports News in Brief


Baseball/softball sign-up
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Justin Schwier and Bob Stafford, boat 31 won first place for
total weight of 17.18 lbs in the Christian Team Trail Tourna-
ment which was sponsored by Oakview Baptist Church, on
Feb. 2.


Mike Krause, Sr., and Dick Morris, boat 1, came in second
place for total weight with 15.52 lbs at the Christian Team
Trail Tournament on Feb. 2.


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Boys have high hopes for districts


By Charles M. Murphy
Despite a losing record in
2008, Okeechobee boys hoops
coach Jon Enrico is not conced-
ing defeat when his team takes
the court tonight in the District
14-4A quarterfinals.
Okeechobee will be hosting
the district tournament for the
first time in more than a decade
and for the high school basketball
fan, this week will be heaven.
Tonight Okeechobee hosts
Lincoln Park at 7:30 p.m. Earlier
Glades Central will tangle with
Jensen Beach at 4:30 p.m. and
Forest Hill will take on Fort Pierce
Westwood at 6 p.m.
Enrico said he thinks any of
these teams could eventually
walk away the district champion.
"It should be a good tourna-
ment. The teams are very evenly


matched. It'll be very interesting
tb see'hw it goes ohfTuesday"
Enrico maintains that no team
in the district has that much of an
edge over another. That could be
wishful thinking. Suncoast has
hammered a couple of district
teams, including Okeechobee,
Jensen Beach, and Lincoln Park
by close to 30 points this year.
They will be the top seed in the
tournament. Glades Central is
also a favorite to be the runners
up.
The Raiders could have a
chance to get even for Okeechobee
win in the district semifinal last
year that prevented the Raiders
from a traditional spot in the state
tournament. The winners of the
LPA/Okeechobee match up with
the winner of Glades Central/Jen-
sen Beach on Friday at 5 p.m. The
winner of Forest Hill/Westwood


will take on Suncoast Friday at
7:30 p.m. '
"Everybody has two or three
good players. I think all of the
games we play are winnable, but
we have to play to the best of our
ability," Enrico noted.
Key players to watch this week
include Matt Hogan of Jensen
Beach, Isaac Virgin and Luther
Robinson of Fort Pierce West-
wood, Eddie Poole of Glades
Central, Dean Washington of Sun-
coast, and Leshawn Henderson
and David Jeune of Okeechobee.
It could very well be the play
of seniors Chris Hall and James
Shanks that could determine if
Okeechobee advances in the
tournament.
Hall said he thinks the team
is ready, "Lincoln Park was a
close loss the first time and we
shouldn't have lost that game.


We expect to win that game with
high iumbeis: W&ie' i6T lboki g
for a dose game."


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