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Vol. 99 No. 93 Wednesday, April 2, 2008


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Puppet theatre
to visit OHS
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet The-
atre's production of "Cinder-
ella and the Chinese Slipper"
comes to Okeechobee High
School on Tuesday, April 8 at
7 p.m. This original musical
production features towering
9 foot tall puppets. The play
lasts approximately one hour
and is appropriate for all ages.
General admission tickets are
$5 per person. No reservations
are needed. The production is
sponsored in part by the State
of Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, the
Florida Arts Council and the
National Endowment for the

Drought Index
Current: 401
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry

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

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Deputy injured in crash

Ohio man charged
with leaving scene of
vehicular accident
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News ,
"Please Okeechobee, hurry!"
screamed Deputy Adrian Rog-
ers into the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) radio.
At the other end of the radio
transmission OCSO dispatchers
were frantically trying to get him

The deputy,
a member of
OCSO's mo-
torcycle traffic
unit, had just
been involved
in an accidentAdrian
on S.R. 70 W. Adrianogers
and was in Rogers
need of immediate attention.
The 35-year-old deputy was
reportedly struck by a Mercury
minivan at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday,

April 1.
The Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) has arrested Rudolph G.
Bublitz, 84, Cincinnati, Ohio, in
connection with the accident.
With Bublitz was Joann Bublitz,
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail on a fel-
ony charge of leaving the scene
of an accident with great bodily
injury and property damage, and
failure to yield to an emergency
See Deputy Page 2

No joke: Vandals terrorize 84-year-old woman

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Michael Raulerson describes the damage done to the front yad of a woman's home on
U.S. 98 N. early Tuesday morning by ATVs. Mr. Raulerson chased the four-wheelers at
speeds topping 80 mph along County Road 700-A but lost them when they turned onto
the Peavine Trail.

ATV riders tear up property

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
It may have been April 1,
but the damage done by four-
wheel ATVs Tuesday morning
was anything but a joke.
At 3:53 a.m. Tuesday, Mi-
chael Raulerson was awak-
ened from a deep sleep by the
telephone. The neighbor was
calling about some four-wheel-
ers that were tearing up the
yard of an 84-year-old woman
who lives near the intersection
of U.S. 98 N. and County Road
(CR) 700-A.
Mr. Raulerson quickly
dressed then jumped on his
golf cart and went to the home
a couple of hundred yards
away. Once at the home he
found where someone riding
four-wheelers had gone onto
the woman's property and torn
up her front and back yard do-
ing 'donuts.'
One or more of them also
beat on the outside of the home
at the woman's bedroom.
Mr. Raulerson and his wife
Carolyn said Tuesday morn-
ing they couldn't understand
how someone could terrify a
woman like this. They both
said the frail octogenarian has

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) cut 'donuts' in the front and
back yard of a woman's home on U.S. 98 in Basinger
around 3:53 a.m. Tuesday morning. They also rode
through the front law of the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church and vandalized at least five mailboxes.

no enemies.
"This has never happened
before," said Mr. Raulerson.
"We've had four-wheelers go
down the road but we've never
had this kind of damage."
He said the four-wheelers
and their riders apparently
came from the Micco Road

Mr. Raulerson checked on
the woman's condition then
went back to his home to get
his truck. About three miles
away on CR 700-A he found
two four-wheelers in the ditch
-- both were occupied by single
riders, he said.
See ATVs Page 2

Okeechobee News/ Chauna Aguilar
Deputy Adrian Rogers was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital
after his motorcyle was struck by a van on Tuesday.

Lake bottom

brush fire


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Florida Division of For-
estry and volunteer firemen in
Glades County reported a 100
acre brush fire was almost
totally contained Tuesday af-
ternoon in the area of Cody's
Cove on the west shore of Lake
Okeechobee near Buckhead
Division of Forestry Spokes-
person Melissa Yunas stated the
fire, being called the "Lake Bot-
tom fire," broke out sometime
before 4 a.m. on Monday and
appeared to have been sparked
by a camp fire.

"The fire is about 95 per-
cent contained," Ms. Yunas
reported Tuesday. afternoon,
"There is water on three sides
of the fire so.there's no where
for it to go."
Ms. Yunas said some camp-
ers in the area apparently were
preparing some food when the
brush fire started. She noted
the fire shows just how dry
the area is, even around Lake
There were no injuries
and no report that smoke
had caused any problems for
motorists or residents in the
See Fire Page 2:

Rotary honors

OHS student

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians honored the
March Student of the Month
at their weekly luncheon
where Joleyne Skeen, a senior
at Okeechobee High School
portrayed why she reflects the
qualities of the Four-Way Test.
Miss Skeen was nominated
by her teacher, Jean Sherlock,
who described her as a young
woman who is well respected
by her peers and admired by
her teachers. She has managed
to maintain a 3.48 grade point

average while participating
in numerous extracurricular
activities including leadership
positions in clubs and varsity
Ms. Skeen plays varsity vol-
leyball and track and is a coach
of the Big Lake Juniors Volley-
ball Club.
Within school she is a mem-
ber of the BETA Club, Crime
Watch, and Yearbook Club and
Section Editor. She is also a part
of the senior advisory commit-
See Rotary Page 2

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian Karen Bowers hosted Joleyne Skeen, the March Okeechobee Rotary Club Student
of the Month at their weekly luncheon where she received the honor of attesting to the crite-
ria of the Four-Way Test.


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Mr. Raulerson talked with one
of the riders around 4:30 a.m. and
told him he was going to return to
Basinger. He described the rider
as being a white male between
the ages of 16 and 18. The man
was wearing what looked to be a
white sweat shirt, said Mr. Rauler-
"He was a pretty good sized
boy," he added.
But before they could get back
to Basinger the rider met up with
another four-wheeler and they
began to flee from Mr. Raulerson.
He noted Tuesday that the four-
wheelers had their lights turned
off and were traveling at speeds
in excess of 80 mph along CR
Mr. Raulerson said he followed
them as far as the Peavine but had
to give up the chase because they
turned onto a sand road.
He learned sometime later the
people on the four-wheelers had
also vandalized at least five mail-
boxes and had ridden through
'and torn up the front lawn at
the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A.
Mr. Raulerson said two of the
four-wheelers were dark in color
-- possibly green -- while the third
one was white.
If anyone has any informa-
tion about this incident they are
asked to contact the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at 863-763-

Your community directory
is a click awayl

Continued From Page 1

vehicle, stated an FHP accident
OCSO Major Noel Stephen
said the man's bond has been set
at $8,500.
The FHP report by Corporal
Robert G. Leatherow states that
Deputy Rogers and the 2004 Mer-
cury van were eastbound on S.R.
70. The deputy then clocked a
vehicle traveling faster than the
posted speed limit. Deputy Rog-
ers activated his emergency lights,
slowed and tried to make a left
turn in order to stop the speeding
vehicle, states the FHP report.
Cpl. Leatherow goes on to state
that Bublitz saw the deputy's ac-
tions and tried to pass him on the
left. However, Deputy Rogers was

Continued From Page 1

She was voted into student
council as the Senior Class Sec-
retary and she also received the
honor of becoming Miss OHS.
She coaches younger children
as a volunteer to give back to her
community. Being the secretary
of her class and Miss OHS have
taught her responsibility and have
given her vital learning and lead-
ership skills that will help in fur-
thering her education.
She currently participates
in the nursing program at OHS
where she is working to become
a nurse practitioner who special-
izes in pediatrics which personi-
fies her love for children.
She has 238 hours of com-
munity service where she has
served the children of the com-
munity through her church dur-
ing Vacation Bible School at the
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
of Okeechobee and through her
Ms. Sherlock stated that, "she
is goal-oriented, confident and
determined...more than qualified
for the student of the month."
The Rotary Student of the
Month program is a new project
where the Okeechobee Rotary
Club will honor one OHS senior
each month who presents char-
acter centered on the Rotary In-

in the process of making a u-turn
and was struck in the left side.
The motorcycle overturned
onto its right side and on top
of Deputy Rogers. Bublitz then
stopped and got the motorcycle
off the injured deputy.
At this point, Bublitz left the
scene, stated Cpl. Leatherow.
The FHP report states neither
occupant of the minivan was in-
jured. Damages to the van were
estimated by Cpl. Leatherow to
be $700.
Maj. Stephen said Mr. Bublitz
lives in Bonita Springs during the
winter, and was on his way to see
friends in Vero Beach when the
accident occurred.
Prior to emergency person-
nel arriving at the scene, OCSO
Detective Ted Van Deman said a
number of private citizens came
to the deputy's aid
Okeechobee County Sheriff

ternational motto "service above
This award is not based on
academic performance but rather
a student's commitment to their
As a Rotary Student of the
Month, Mr. Walker and all other
students of the month will have
the opportunity to receive one of
the Rotary college scholarships
presented at the end of the aca-
demic year.
Rotary International is a world-
wide organization of business and
professional leaders that provide
humanitarian service encourage
high ethical standards in all voca-
tions and help build goodwill and
peace in the world.
For information on joining the
local Okeechobee Rotary Club,
contact Mr. Burroughs at 863-697-
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at


Paul May said Deputy Rogers was
in surgery Tuesday afternoon due
to injuries to his left leg.
"He should be OK," said the
sheriff. "But he has our thoughts
and prayers."
Deputy Rogers, 35, was injured
when he and his 2008 Harley Da-
vidson motorcycle were allegedly
struck about 1/2 mile west of the
Deberry Gardens subdivision.
The accident is being inves-
tigated by the FHP, which is the
normal procedure when an OCSO
patrol unit is involved.
"We have to maintain a cer-
tain distance," said Detective
Van Deman Tuesday afternoon.
"We prefer that FHP work these
Luckily, said Maj. Stephen, the
accident was one of "low speed
impact" or else the deputy's inju-
ries would have been much more

Continued From Page 1

Buckhead Ridge area, Ms. Yunas
Since the fire was in a very
remote area, firemen had trouble
getting trucks and other appa-
ratus to the flames. Instead they
have used other fires, known as
back burns, to choke off the fuel
(vegetation and grass) that could
feed this fire. They hoped to have
the fire fully extinguished late
"Please use caution when you
are using any type of fire around
the lake right now," Ms. Yunas
noted, "It is exceptionally dry and
flames could escape easily."

Deputy Rogers, a nine-year
member of the OCSO, was airlift-
ed to St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach by Lifestar air ambu-
Damage to the motorcycle
was estimated to be between
$2,000 and $5,000. Detective Van
Deman said the motorcycle costs
between $16,000 and $17,000
According to OCSO reports,
Bublitz left the scene of the ac-
cident and was found less than
two miles away at a Town Star
convenience store located at the
intersection of Eagle Bay Road on
S.R. 70W.
The van had minor damage to
its right front bumper, as well as a
dent in the hood where the depu-
ty's head struck it. Deputy Rogers
was wearing a helmet at the time
of the crash.
Information from the OCSO

states that Deputy Rogers began
working with the OCSO as a cor-
rections officer in April,of 1998. In
March of 2000 he transferred to
the department's road patrol.
Deputy Rogers became a
member of the motorcycle unit in
October of 2005 after "... exhibit-
ing exceptional aptitude in that
area of law enforcement," stated
an OCSO press release.
The release goes on to thank
those citizens "who stopped and
helped our fallen officer."
"There were a bunch of peo-
ple there," said Detective Van De-
'man about the number of citizens
who stopped to help the motor-
cycle officer.
This was the OCSO's first acci-
dent this year involving a member
of the department's motorcycle
traffic unit.

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Vehicle fire threatens home

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue took only six minutes to re-
spond to a vehicle fire that broke
out dangerously close to a local
residence at 1240 N.E. 55th Trail
on Saturday morning.
That quick action was credited
with helping save the home from
serious damage, firemen noted.
A report from Lt. Robert Ban-

field noted $25,250 in property
damage was done to a 2001 Ford
F 150 pickup that was totally de-
stroyed in the blaze that broke out
just after midnight Saturday.
The report stated the vehicle
was parked only two feet away
from the structure and the flames
were still exiting the hood and the
cab of the vehicle as firemen ar-
The entire engine area of the
vehicle was destroyed and the

truck was 100 percent involved
when firemen started to fight the
Firemen stated they were able
to knock down the flames quickly.
They were on the, scene just over
90 minutes.
Foami was used to cool off hot
spots on the vehicle and water
was used to cool off the exterior
of the residence. About 1,000 gal-
lons of water was used to extin-
guish the blaze.

Firemen extinguish shed fire

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
City firemen are unsure what
sparked a blaze that gutted a shed
at 1612 N.W. Seventh Avenue on
March 31, City Fire Chief Herb
Smith said.
Crews responded just after
12 midnight to the address and
found a 12 ft. by 12 ft. shed fully
involved in flames. Firemen had
the blaze under control in a mat-
ter of minutes and prevented it

from spreading to other proper-
The fire report from Wilbur
Hodges stated two lines were
pulled from the engine and the
fire was extinguished without dif-
ficulty. He stated there was some
exposure damage to a neighbor's
fence. About 12 feet of the fence
was burned in the fire. Several
other adjacent sheds were pro-
tected from the blaze. The esti-
mate of damage was placed at

$700. The property is owned by
Kevin Deese of Okeechobee.
Six firemen and volunteers and
one unit responded to the blaze.
There were no injuries reported.
Six hundred gallons of water
was used to put out the fire, the
report added.
The origin and the cause of
the fire will be determined by the
State Fire Marshall. There was no
power to the building, firemen

Fire causes bathroom damage

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Approximately $1,000 in prop-
erty damage was reported af-
ter a small fire in a residence at
8920 S.E. 59th Drive on Sunday,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
A fire report from Lt. Ronald
Suit stated that three units and

six firemen responded just after 3
a.m. to the residence and found
light gray smoke coming out of
the front door of the residence.
Firemen found a rug and cabi-
net in the bathroom area smol-
dering and quickly extinguished
the fire. The firemen were on the
scene just over an hour.
The resident, Lanny Stbkes,
reported he was up watching

television when he saw flames
flickering in his bathroom. He left
the home and called 911 from a
neighbor's residence.
The fire apparently broke out
near the hot water heater, fire-
men stated. They were unsure
what the cause of the fire was and
the State Fire Marshal was called
in to investigate.

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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
OKEECHOBEE: I am a frequent visitor to the charming town
of Okeechobee. In addition to being generally impressed at the
Okeechobee paper, and the positive articles relating to the town and
the town people, I find Speakout one of the coolest things I've ever
seen. While most papers have their Editorial section, I like the rules
of speakout, and I like the involvement that speakout commands. Of
course, as with any community/paper, there are certain articles where
one might truly think that someone needs to get a life ... I mean a
real life, but nonetheless, at least that particular person is passionate
enough to contribute.
INVESTIGATIONS: I completely agree with the callers who said
the person who was wanting more information on the murders needs
to back off and let the deputies do their jobs. It does not help an inves-
tigation to put every detail in the newspaper. If they did that, it would
probably hurt a lot of people because often they interview someone
and then it turns out that person had nothing to do with the case.
Remember that bomb at the Olympics in Atlanta? The press got word
that a guy was being questioned and the next thing it was all over tele-
vision and people were accusing him of doing it. They later let him go,
but the damage to his reputation was done. Personally, I am glad the
Okeechobee News does not engage in that kind of tabloid journalism.
If you know something about the case, go talk to the cops. Otherwise,
keep your nose out of the investigation.
TEENS: The recent death of a teenage girl shows us just how frag-
ile life is. These kids think nothing can hurt them. Parents need to sit
down with their kids and talk to them about drugs. And while you're
at it, give them a hug. Even big kids need hugs.
BOAT RAMPS: To the person who wants annual fees and a sticker
system for using boat ramps. Us boaters and fisherman generate $1.1
billion in retail sales and $2 billion in economy impact and nearly
20,000 jobs are provided by us. How much more do you want us
boaters and fisherman to pay for? After all, the non resident fishing
license did go up $15 from last year. Don't you think this should be
enough money to fix the ramps?
SKATE PARK: In regard to the problems at the skate park, 'the
parents of these kids begged the county to build a skate park, and
the county build a nice facility. But the skaters' parents don't want to
volunteer their time to supervise their own kids. That is why the place
is such a problem. Any other youth activity, the parents volunteer to
make it happen. The ball leagues have parent volunteers. The 4-H
clubs have parent volunteers. The church groups rely on parent volun-
teers. It is ridiculous to expect the county to provide staff to supervise
their kids and the park has to be supervised. The parents need to step
up and volunteer their time. If you didn't want to spend time with
them, why did you have kids?
DCF: DCF may be a joke, but it's only there because people do stu-
pid things that affect the lives of their children. Try being on the receiv-
ing end of children whose parents did nothing other than provide their
children DNA we received children who were eventually taken from
their parents after 10 confirmed abuse reports. Ten years later the kids
are STILL in counseling from the neglect and abuse they endured for
years. There are always two sides to every story. By no means am I a
fan of DCF because they don't do everything right. The bottom line is
parents need to act right or not be parents. We spay and neuter our
pets so they and we don't have more unwanted and unloved pets.
It's just a shame that we can't do the same with people who have no
business having children.
CELL PHONES: I completely agree with the person who said
Florida should join the other states that have made it illegal to talk on
the cell phone while driving a car. It is very dangerous, these drivers
are so distracted. They are so busy talking on the phone, they are not
watching the traffic or where they are going. It should be banned here
as it has been in many states and in some whole countries.
FAIR: I am wondering how the fair did. Is the fair board going to
give us any numbers on how many people attended and what kind of
revenue the fair generated? It looked to me like they didn't have very
many people attending, but maybe I was just there on the slowest
CORN: I think it is a big mistake to take a food crop like corn and
turn it into fuel. Using corn to make ethanol is causing the food prices
to go up. Due to the increased demand for corn, it now costs more to
feed cattle, chicken and hogs, so prices for meat, milk and eggs are
going up. Because land was taken out of wheat production to grow
corn, we have less wheat, causing the price of bread to go up. They
should find another source of fuel. What about solar? Why aren't they
working more on that?
FUEL PRICES: I am glad Congress is holding hearings about the
big oil companies. While they are saying they have to raise prices be-
cause the price of oil went up, they are also reaping billions of profits.
They are using the oil crisis to rip us all off. Congress needs to do
something to put a stop to the oil companies making billions in profits
while driving the rest of the country into the poorhouse. This is just
wrong. It's like price gouging during a hurricane. .They need to find
a way to force them to lower those fuel prices. Some countries have
nationalized their oil companies. If they can't get the fuel prices down
any other way, maybe the U.S. needs to do that.
BEAM ME UP: Maybe it's just me, but the photo of our new coun-
ty administrator reminds me of Engineer Scotty .on the old Star Trek
show. That could be a good sign. Scotty was always a miracle worker,
getting things running despite all kinds of problems. I just wonder if he
has met Jim Kirk at city hall.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 2
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 County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 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.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. 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, April 3
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Family History Center meets fror 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, IG (I nternational Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. 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-
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-
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
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 second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701- S.W. Sixth St.

Community Events

Healthy Start directors to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m., in their office, 575
S.W 28th St. within the New Endeavors School building. This meeting
is open to the public. For information please contact Executive Direc-
tor, Kay Begin at the Coalition office, 863-763-5877.

Arts, crafts and Antique Cars
J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W Conners, is looking for crafters and
antique car owners for their third annual Arts and Crafts Festival and
Antique Car Show on May 31, and June 1, which will be held to sup-
port Martha's House through a $10 donation. For more informaion
call Patricia Brown 772-332-3149.

Proud to be an American
Fawn Lake Press is offering free "Proudto be an American" flag de-
cals for a self-addressed stamped envelope. The decals are 2x3 inches
and are printed in full color. This offer is valid as long as our troops are
deployed. Members of the military need not attach postage to their
self addressed envelope. Fawn Lake Press pays the postage. Send your
request with the self addressed envelope to Fawn Lake Press, 54 Fawn
Lake Rd., Durango, Colo. 81301.

Donate cars to Boys and Girls Clubs
Now that the price of scrap metal has sharply risen, the Boys and
Girls Car Campaign will accept most any car with no restrictions. Cars
will be picked up anywhere in Florida, usually within a week, and are
sold at auction. To donate, call 800-246-0493. Funds obtained by the
sales go directly to help the Florida clubs.

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

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

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

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Church News in Brief

16th Annual
Ft. Drum Day
The Ft. Drum Community
Church will hold their 16th Annual
Ft. Drum Day on April 5, from 11I
a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be
games, live music, food, and even
a pie bake off. For information
call .Judy at 863-357-1581 or the
church at 863-467-1733.
Dunklin Memorial to
hold prayer banquet
Dunklin, Memorial Camp will

hold a prayer banquet on April 4,
at the Recreation Outreach Center
of First Baptist Church, 310 S.W
Fifth Ave. Okeechobee. It is an
informative dinner that includes
the meal, testimonies, and music.
The dinner is at 6( p.m. with the
program to follow. Tickets are
$10 and are available by calling
863-763-8865 or 863-697-0469.

Abundant Blessings
holds yard sale
Abundant Blessings Church,
4550 Hwy 441 N. will hold a yard
sale on Saturday, April 5, from 7

a.m. until 2 p.m. For information
call 863-634-0999.

Angel Food orders
coming up
Angel Food orders will take
place Thursday, April 3 from 4
until 7 p.m. at the ROC. Orders
can be submitted at the church
office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.
until 4p.m. Those orders must be
Money Order or EXACT change.
If you want to order with Food
Stamps you must show up on
one of the Thursday nights. Order
cut-off date is March 8. Distribu-
tion date is April 26, from 8 until
10 a.m.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the
month at 6 p.m. on Martin County
Grade. Call 772-597-0463 for more
information. Family members are
Childrens Theatre at
First Methodist
First United Methodist
Children's Theatre's production
of Allen Pote's, "0, Jonah," be

presented on Sunday, May 18,
at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For
information contact Lonnie
Kirsch or Nancy Vaughan at 863-
Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are from 6:30 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and take
them home. For information, call
Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's
fellowship breakfast at Ruck's
Pit every other Saturday
starting at 6:30 a.m., and a
women's fellowship every other
Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call 863-467-1733.
Center offers service
to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The 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.
BHR Church holds
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds
open meetings for Alcoholics

Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance
They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights from
7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics.
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Tobacco Free Florida Campaign targets teens

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Submitted photo
Bobbi Poole presented a check to Frank Irby as a
donation to Hospice of Okeechobee.

Sale of Angel Calendar

benefits local Hospice

Hospice of Okeechobee re-
cently received a gift from Pho-
tography By Bobbi in the amount
of $2,839.50. The funds for the do-
nation came from the proceeds of
both the sales of the 2008 Angel
Calendars and advertisement in
the publication. Bobbi Poole has
been publishing the calendar for
the past 8 years.
Hospice Volunteer Coordina-
tor, Cathy Schmiedel spoke with
Ms. Poole and asked her why she
chosen Hospice of Okeechobee
for her donation. Ms. Poole stat-
ed, "I feel personal gratification
by giving to those who need it. I
feel like the Lord has given me a

talent in photography and now I
can use it to give back to my com-
Hospice of Okeechobee Board
of Directors President Frank Irby
accepted the donation and stated
"We appreciate Bobbi's donation
to support Hospice of Okeecho-
bee and The Hamrick Home. We
know this is a personal decision
for her to help hospice in pro-
viding services to the people of
Okeechobee County. Donations
to Hospice of Okeechobee and
The Hamrick Home are impor-
tant to make up the difference for
what Medicare and other insur-
ances do not pay for."

The Tobacco Free Florida
Campaign is aggressively target-
ing the approximately 1.5 million
youth ages 11 to 17 with the am-r
paign's cigarette and smokeless
tobacco prevention message.
The campaign's comprehen-
sive approach includes youth-
focused ads, in-school PSAs, a
custom limited edition Justice
League comic book, and online
initiatives such as downloadable
Smoke-Free Songs, campaign
sites on Facebook and MySpace
and a YouTube video contest.
Recognizing the resurgence
of comic book popularity among
youth, the campaign has part-
nered with DC Comics -- the larg-
est English language publisher
of comic books in the world
-- with the "No Smoke Without
Fire" custom comic book featur-
ing the Justice Super Hero team
of Superman, Batman, Robin,
Wonder Woman, The Flash, and
the Green Lantern. DC Comics'
most popular characters battle
cigarette smoke-generating ma-
chines and empower youth to
avoid the dangers of the deadly
habit. Comic books will be dis-
tributed to middle school stu-
dents across Florida and featured
on the Tobacco Free Florida
website (www.tobaccofreeflor- On Free Comic Book
Day (May 3), participating comic
book stores across Florida will
offer free copies of "No Smoke
Without Fire" to youth and par-
Teens are among the top
Internet users who engage in
online chats, e-mail and discus-
sion forums. The Tobacco Free
Florida campaign created profile

pages for the two largest social
networks on the web -- Face-
book and MySpace. These so-
cial networking websites, which
are twice as likely to be popular
among smokers ages 18-24, give
users the opportunity to affiliate
themselves with the Tobacco Free
Florida campaign by becoming a
"fan" (Facebook) or a "friend"
(MySpace), post their comments
and connect with others who are
campaign fans and friends. After
only a few weeks, the Facebook
site has accumulated more than
4,000 fans.
Since more than half of on-
line teens download music,
the campaign created Smoke-
Free Songs, which provides free
downloadable songs from non-
smoking Florida bands includ-
ing Maida Vale, Sarah Mac Band,
The Twelfth Chapter, Jonny Diaz
and Paul Clayton. New songs will
be continuously added to www.
The campaign has also part-
nered with YouTube to sponsor
the YouCare video contest where
entrants share why they don't
smoke. The contest allows users
to vote for their favorite submis-
sion and the top 50 videos will be
shown on the first ever statewide
On-Demand channel devoted ex-
clusively to the campaign, reach-
ing more than 2 million subscrib-
ers to Comcast and Bright House
Networks Digital Cable. A panel
of judges will pick the grand
prize winner who will receive an
Apple iMac computer and an
iPod touch.
Smokeless tobacco is also a
serious health issue. To educate

Education News in Brief

Soil and Water
district has contest
The Annual Okeechobee Soil
and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at
3 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center
at 452 Hwy 98 North, Okeecho-
bee. The contest is open to any
Okeechobee County student en-
rolled in Grades 6 through. 12.
The topic is "What is the Future of
Florida's Renewable Energies?"
Speeches will be 6 to 8 minutes
long. Three independent judges:
will score contestants on content,
composition and delivery. Prizes
for the District Contest are $150
for First Place, $100 for Second
Place and $50 for Third Place.
There will be a participation prize
of $15 to all contestants.
Any student interested in par-
ticipating may contact Audrey
Driggers at the Okeechobee Soil
and Water Conservation District
at 763-3619 or stop by the USDA
Service Center for complete con-
test rules.
Pre-K registration
begins in March

The Okeechobee County
School Board will begin regis-
tration for the 2008-09 School
Readiness/VPK Pre-kindergarten
program in March. The Pre-K pro-
gram is located at New Endeavor
High School. To be eligible to
participate in the Pre-K program,
children must turn 4.on or before
Sept. 1, 2008. For information re-
garding the Pre-K program or to
place your name on a contact list,
please call Donna Kersey at (863)
462-5363 or Rhonda Morton at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 235.

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
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
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 printer
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 (863)
467-1484 for free pick up.

A Childs World offers
VPK sign ups
VPK is a quality early educa-
tion program aimed at helping
your child toenter school ready
and eager to learn. The Sum-
mer 2008 program is available
to children who are eligible for
kindergarten in Fall of 2008 and
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date ranges Sept. 2, 2002 Sept.
1, 2003. The Fall 2008-2009 pro-
gram is available to all children
who will be 4 years old, but not
5 years of age or older, on Sept.
1, 2008 and are eligible for kinder-
garten in Fall of 2009. Birth date
range Sept. 2 2003 Sept. 1 2004.
To register, bring proof of Florida
residency Drivers License, utility
bill, residential rental agreement
or Florida identification card, (no
PO Box) Birth Certificate/proof of
age. Staff from the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian-River, Martin,
and Okeechobee will be on hand
to answer questions and inform
parents of program specifics.

youth on the dangers, the cam-
paign created an ad series depict-
ing baseball cards with players
named Billy "Jawbreaker" Smith
and "Silent" Evan Jackson.
The ads highlight hard-hitting
statistics including that chew us-
ers are 50 times more likely to get
cancer of the cheek and gums
and that smokeless tobacco con-
tains 28 cancer-causing chemi-
cals and three times the nicotine
as cigarettes. These will run in
Sports Illustrated and the Florida
High School Playbook.
Last year in Florida, 14.7 per-
cent of high school students and
6.1% in middle school reported
they had smoked cigarettes once

in the past 30 days. The Tobacco
Free Florida Campaign in partner-
ship with the Florida Department
of Education is targeting these
youth through the distribution
of an anti-tobacco PSA on the
Florida Knowledge Network po-
tentially reaching 600,000 middle
school students.
The message is presented by
teens and includes the short- and
long-term effects of smoking, the
costs of the habit, and that you
don't have to smoke to fit in.
For additional information on
the Tobacco Free Florida cam-
paign, contact Pam Schultetus at
850-668-2222 or media@tobac-

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Lavon Bass and his wife Gail have lived in Okeechobee for
35 years. They owned Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
& Crematory for nearly 25 of those years. Lavon continues
to work at the funeral home because, as he says,
"I love serving the community."
Like Lavon, everyone at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
& Crematory has strong roots in this community. That's
why we're committed to offering local families
nothing less than superior care.


205 NE 2nd Street
(Behind CVS) Okeechobee
(863) 763-2111


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To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little
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Finance expert gives top 10 tax tips

By Mickie Anderson
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE-Tax season is
one of the most stressful times
of the year. And a University of
Florida expert cautions against
making common mistakes that
can complicate matters as we go
about accounting for our income
with the federal government.
So Michael Gutter, an assistant
professor in family financial man-
agement with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
has compiled a list of Americans'
top 10 tax-season gaffes.
1. Not making use of VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assis-
tance) sites. If your taxes aren't
terribly complicated -- you don't
own a business or have a lot of
investment income to report
-- then VITA is an underused re-
source worth checking out.
"That's the first thing I would
tell people, is to make use of those
sites. They have a lot of oversight
by state regulatory agencies and
the IRS and they're audited inter-
nally before tax forms are sent up
and approved and they're e-filed
for free," he said.
"It's a free service, done by
people who literally work with
tax code day in and day out."
Check with your local county
extension office or the Florida

Prosperity Campaign, www.pros-, to find your
closest VITA site.
2. Not keeping organized re-
cords and missing deductions or
credits you deserve.
Mr. Gutter said taxpayers
should keep in mind that the tax
code is designed to promote and
encourage good-citizen type be-
havior: Getting an education,, tak-
ing care of your children, buying
a home, giving to charity, etc.
"There are so many opportu-
nities for people to try and save
legitimately between deductions
and credits," he said.
"A tax credit is a dollar for dol-
lar reduction in your tax liability,
so by not taking advantage of it,
you're really giving away your
own money."
3. Not using your kids to your
best (tax-saving) advantage.
If you have children, Mr. Gut-
ter said, a number of tax credits
might be relevant for you. If you
have college-age offspring, there
are even more.
Go to and search
"education tax credit."
4. Not realizing that if you're
struggling financially, you might
be eligible for the Earned In-
come Tax Credit, a credit for
low-income workers. Even if
your income isn't high enough to

require a tax return, you can still
get the credit.
Go to "Earned
Income Tax Credit" in the search
5. Spending your tax-refund
windfall instead of filling out IRS
Form 8888. The 2-year-old form
can be used to automatically
funnel your tax refund into one
or more accounts, such as a sav-
ings account or an IRA or other
safe place where you won't be
tempted to spend it on an im-
pulse item.
Go to
"It helps people with the self-
control issue that we all have with
money," Mr. Gutter said. "It burns
a hole in everyone's pocket, it
just depends on what tempera-
ture it burns in your pocket and
how fast."
He advises taxpayers to use
tax refunds sensibly: Reduce
debt first, put money toward re-
tirement or pay bills.
6. Not realizing you can go
back and amend previous years'
If you find this year that you
haven't been taking a tax deduc-
tion you're legitimately eligible
for, Mr. Gutter says, it's perfectly
acceptable to go back ahd file
amended returns for those years.
7. Buying into the hype over

Boaters cautioned about Manatees

Manatees are on the move as
Florida waters begin to warm up,
and the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) cautions boaters to be on
the lookout for migrating mana-
Manatees are especially vul-
nerable in spring and fall when

they travel along the Gulf and zones, using poles, paddles or
Atlantic coasts. Kipp Frohlich, trolling motors when in close
leader of the FWC's Imperiled proximity to manatees and hav-
Species Management Section, ing someone help scan the water
said boaters can help manatees when under way.
have a safe migration by staying when under way.
in marked channels, wearing po- For more information about
larized sunglasses to improve vi- manatees, visit
sion, obeying posted boat speed manatee/.

speedy refund anticipation loans.
Unless you are in a true finan-
cial emergency, tax refund antici-
pation loans are "not typically in
people's best interest," Mr. Gutter
The loans are similar to pay-
check advance loans, he said.
The "refund" you get is generally
the refund you would have got-
ten if you'd waited -- minus a fee
or interest.
8: Not realizing you can make
IRA contributions for the previous

year up until tax filing day.
So until April 15, you can con-
tribute to your IRA for tax year
9. Delaying filing a return with-
out a good reason.
This just leaves your refund in
the government's hands when
it could be accruing interest for
you, Gutter said. There are some
instances where it might make
sense to sit on one's tax return
until the last minute -- such as
waiting to pay Uncle Sam if you

still owe taxes, as a way to keep
the money working for you until
the last moment.
10. Breaking the law by lying
on your taxes or not filing a re-
turn at all.
"We always tell people, even
if you owe the IRS money, work
on it -- you're not going to get
away with this for very long," he
said. "And if you don't know how
to file your taxes, get some help.
But not filing is not in your best

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day, March 28, through Thursday, April 3, are
as follows:
Theatre I "Dr. Suess: Horton Hears a
Who" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Super Hero Movie" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Shutter" (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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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as follows:
Theatre I "Dr. Suess: Horton Hears a
Who" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Super Hero Movie" (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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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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and
under are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all
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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 & 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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

Goodman 48k btu, serviced.
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932

FARM-ALL CUB Lawn trac-
tor, Circa 1948. Good
shape. $1900

x 26 D, several yrs old,
working well. $80
new cond, white, inclds
match undercounter micro-
wave. $200 (863)484-0332
FREEZER Upright, 14 cu ft,
Approx 1 yr old. Extremely
nice condition $200.
RANGE Tappan, Elec. & Elec.
Whirlpool dryer. Both work
great. $1.50 Will separate.
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $350.
(863)517-0664 (Muse)
Very good condition. $175

condition, top freezer, $65.
STOVE GE, glass top, with
microwave, $100.
STOVE Whirlpool, good con-
dition. $75 (863)763-4220
or (863)610-4611
capacity, GE Refrigerator,
side by side w/icemaker &
water, $500. (239)333-5811
duty, good shape, works
well. $275 for both
more, White. Excellent con-
dition. $225 for the set.
WASHER Kenmore & Whirl-
pool dryer. Good shape.
$200. for both
capacity, brand new, w/1 yr.
GE warranty, energy effic.,
$500. (239)867-4384

less steel, Magic Chef. $50

Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available

2000S, ,10 bulb, $100 or
best offer, 863-634-5888

BICYCLE Ladies, Schwinn,
12 spd. $50 (863)675-1900

QUANTUM HUT 40x44x15,
Paid $6000. Asking $4500.
(863)357-1975 After 6pm_
"Rock Bottom Prices!" '
Widths vary from 10' to 80'.
Various shapes, heights and
lengths. Manufacturer
serving America since 1980.
Pioneer (800)668-5422

w/screens, very good cond.,
(1)30x27,(2) 30 x30, $35 or
sell sep (863)763-1997
GARAGE DOOR fits 7'x9' wide
opening, all hardware includ-
ed, Craftsman opening, etc.
$400. Call 863-634-8366
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. Like new.
$700 neg. (863)763-3932

BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
Price Rain Forest, $25
from Little Tykes w/crib mat-
tress. $100. or will sell sep-
arate. (239)770-5493
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell separately,
(863) 763-6131 Okee area

The Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011

Health Foods

Vitamins, Minerals

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St* (863) 467-1243



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white. Beaded. Child 14-16
or size 2 Jr. Like new condi-
tion. $60 (863)675-0246
Strapless, Size 18. $150
WEDDING DRESS sz. 12/14,
beaded white satin, $400 or
best offer. (863)228-0926

Gibson. $325
SCALE 1000 lb antique.
$250 or best offer.

plete. $125 Call Tony at
vilr's, 1 Gateway, w/moni-
tor/keyboard/mouse. $300
will sep (863)675-3752
#15 black for HR $20

SCOOBY DO0 -3PC sheet
set, fits toddler mattress,
$25 (863)763-6131

BAMBOO TABLE w/glas top
& matching chairs, from
smoke & pet free home,
$150 neg. (863)467-1396
BED FRAME Full size
w/brass headboard, solid
wood daybed. $60 will sell
separately. (863)675-2759
Qn/Full, 4 poster, head/foot-
board, real wood, dressers &
more. $500 (863)357-6315
platform bed, excellent con-
dition. $500 or best oftec
bed, 2 night stands, 2
chests, 2 corner stands, like
new. $500 (270)469-6011
BUNK BEDS heavy duty
frames, Full size top & bot-
tom, $250. (863)610-3147
Couches-maroon w/ wood fea-
tures and blue w/ vibrating lazy
boys w/ table in middle $140 or
will separate (863)634-2724
blonde Oak, 4 chair, great
condition, Irg table, matching
chairs. $100 (561)389-1590
Thomasville, excellent condi-
tion, paid $1200 asking
$550 firm (863)467-0336
FURNITURE French Provin-
cial, Lexington, solid wood,
9 pcs., BR & more, $800 sell
sep. (863)763-8149
netic power, new condition,
cost $1100, sell for $800 or
best offer (863)357-5754
$500 or best offer.
LOUNGE Durapella cocoa
purchased at Royals, 3yrs old.
$400 (863)357-1812
W/brass headboard & metal
frame, exc cond, full size.
$150 neg (863)824-3412

Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.

SOFABED Queen size, excel-
lent condition, never used,
beige print. $200
w/matching foot stool & ta-
ble lamp. $100 or best offer.
(561)389-1590 Ocala
TABLE 48" Round, 4 Chairs,
Bakers Rack, 3 Shelves,
Wine rack. 3 Match Bar
stools. $350 (863)763-7386
TABLE Large, French Country
w/ 5 tall back chairs & leaf.
White wash w/ oak table top.
Heavy. $125 863-674-0098
TABLE wrought iron, beveled
glass top, w/4 upholstered
chairs, new, $150 now!
TABLE Wrought iron, seats 6
people, needs table top. $50
Rocking Recliners glass
holder/storage between. Ma-
roon. $350 (863)763-7386
TWIN BEDS- Serta mattress-
es, spreads, dust ruffles, 2 N
stands, dresser w/mirror,
$300 neg (863)467-9892

GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
full set irons/1-7 metals. Like
new bag. $400.

woodgrain, approx 6', Locking
glass door w/bottom wooden
doors $150 (863)635-9084
ITHACA Model 51 12 ga.,
auto with poly choke, $375.
Call 734-777-4495
NEWTON 1st type standard,
cal. 30 USG (30.06), dbl. set
triggers, exc. cond., $795 or
best offer. (863)763-5120
REMINGTON Model 870 Mag-
num 2 3/4-3", $400. Call
SAVAGE Model 99, Unert]
scope, cal. 300 Savage, very
good cond., $575 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5120

new condition;, cost $900
new, sell for $500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-1120
Da you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Pdrice $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
Solo flex- complete work out
system in good shape
$250 080 (863)634-2724
TREADMILL Big Heavy duty,
Hardly used. Paid over $900.
Asking $400 (863)675-0246
$100 (863)634-2582

GOLD FROG Lovely, dia-
mond encrusted 18K gold.
$900. Please call after 6pm
(863)983-8792 ask for Lisa
RING 14 kt. white gold. 11%
ct. 5 baguette diamond anni-
versary ring. Beautiful, Must
see! $2500 (863)634-0812
Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974

from Rob & Stuckey, ask-
ing $500- 971 E. Lincoln
Ave, Labelle to see.

BI-PAP With heat. $500
nice shape. $300
great condition. Asking $400
all (863)824-8714. Leave
WHEEL CHAIR- Medt. Electric.
New condition. $2000.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 2, 2008

$250 (863)763-4525 or 120/240. $2500
(561)596-7231 (863)234-1230
BEER COOLER hold 1/4 to GENERATOR Contractor
1/2 keg, C02 tank included, 3000 like new, $300.
$250. (863)675-1033 (863)610-3147
Sport 20, roof rack, 20 cu ft. ties 550, 120v/20amnp,
like new. $100 120/240v-20 amp, 9hp,
(863)824-0835 runs, $100. (863)763-2036
CULVERT 20 ft long, 15" in TABLE SAWS (2) 10", (1)
diameter, plastic. $100 Craftsman & 1) Black &
(561)723-8455 Decker, $200 will sell separ-
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS ately. (863)467-6475
children, etc. Only one signa-V s
ture required! *Excludes C
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(am800)462-2000extpm) Aa ivorce,00 VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, G e All ch Ext
LLC. Established 1977 G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
DOUBLE STROLLER Ma- $200 (863)634-9526
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360, Agriculture
Asking $225 (863)610-1750 riculI
Large, Mounted, Fairly good ;r
shape. $175 (863)946-3123 .
Roaches? Hardris Famous
Roach Tablets, Guaranteed Christmas Trees745
to kill roaches since 1922. Farm Equipmedet 805
Over 100 tablets treats entire Farm Miscellaneous 815
home, less than $5. Sold at Frm P ce 8
Farm Produce 820
Publix, Ace Hardware Stores, Farm Services
(800)637-0317. Offered 825
TRAP MACHINE outers, sin- Farm Supplies/
gle stk., auto, w/100' control Services Wanted 830
system & 12v heavy duty Fertilizer 835
batt., $700. (772)530-6448 Horses 840,
AVANTI w/small refrigera- Suplwn & Garden 850
tor below. For office or Livestock 855
home. $20 (863)763-7983 Poultry/Supplies 860
lll Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865

w/built in pick up, model
GAD-30 NAT, w/hard shell
case. $800 (239)503-0339 BUMPER POOL 4 horse,
needs a little work, $500.
PIANO Young Chang, Pol- (561)719-9455
ished Ebony, Full size. Excel-
lent condition w/ bench. HORSE TACK breast collar,
$2000 (863)634-5038 head stall, roper reins, tie
RECORDER ROLAND, VS down, never used, $65.
2000. Digital Studio Work- (863)675-3032
station. $2000 HORSES (4) 2 Mares & 2
(863)763-9527 Colts, sweet but green, never
been ridden. $400 for all, will
020 sep. (863)484-0303
BEARDED DRAGON Male 3 PONY Min Shetland, 14 yr
yrs. old. Aquarium & acces old black & white paint mare,
included. $300 kid safe. $950
(863)697-6824 (863)357-1129
Blue Healers For Sale
8 wks., 1st set of shots,
health certificates
4 males $350 4 females $300 BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro se-
863-697-0250 or 863-697-0201 ries, 23 hp, new. $4995
DOG BOX 3x3x29", single, (863)234-1230
diamond plate top & ply- BUSH HOG Self propelled,
wood bottom, $300 tow behind model, 42" cut, 8
(863)467-7197 hp Briggs & Stratton. $475
DOG BOX 4x4x24", dbl. w/2 (863)357-1042
swing doors, diamond plate FERRETS -3-(F), 1-(M), With
top & center, plywood bot- large cage, all accessories
tom, $400. (863)467-7197 for $250. or best offer
FISH TANK 29 gallon, wth (863)634-3783. 7pm-9pm
stand, filter & fish, you pick GRASSHOPPER MOWER 27
up, 420. (863)763-4098 hp, 61" cut. $3900
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medi- (863)946-0307
cine: promotes healing & JOINT COMPOUND (12 buck-
hair growth on dogs & hors- ets): Proform, all purpose.
es due to 'ot spots'fungus $120 for all, will separate.
or mane dandruff. At farm, 863-675-8141
feed & hardware stores. LAWN MOWER Push, $40
PANDA FERRETT Certified. F, (863)675-8141
1 yr. old. Friendly. 3 story LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman,
cage & acces. Up to date complete w/grass catchers,
shots. $250 (863)697-6824 good cond., $400.
PEACOCKS (2) Tame, 1 (863)675-3108
male, 1 female. $100 sold LEAF BLOWER/mulcher/
together. (863)467-6864 vacuum with bag, new con-
H l dition, $55 or best offer. Call
yyZE M V 863-675-2596
NIKON COOLPIX 8400 8 like new. $200
megapixel, $400. gar, like new. $200
(863)675-6214 (863)675-4858
Ibs, 2 nozzles & hose. Good
S p s 6 condition. $500
BATHTUB White, w/jacuzzi (863)674-1409
jets, motor, pump & all fit- RECLINERS Pair, Outdoor
tings, 60 x 36, exc cond. folding gravity w/steel
$250 (863)484-0395 frames. Padded head cush-
-ol ion $130. (86g)532-1584
New. $600 (865)255-1199
42" deep, pump, skimmer, TILLERS 2, Troy Built: 7hp
steps, filter, needs liner $500 Horse model & 5hp Tuffy.
neg (863)610-0851 Both B&S eng. $1000 will
Demo Homesies Wanted separate. (863)675-4858
Demo Homesites Wanted --o M9
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool- The
above ground pool with in- BABY CHICKS Mix Breed.
ground features. Save $ with $2.00 each. (863)634-1054
this unique opportunity. Free
TION/EZ Financing. Call K0 1
(866)348-7560. www.Kayv- le l
POOLn- 5', above ground, I E
equipment & cover, $350.
(863)677-6588 Apartments 905
-Business Places 910

DELPHI XM RADIO For home Townhouses Rent920
& vehicle, portable unit w/2 Farm Property 2
bases. $100 (239)503-0339 Rent 925
House Rent 930
I Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
CURTIS MATHES 19" with Remn 9t 40
flog & ready to use. $25. S r e Space -
(863)357-3786 Storage Space 9
EMERSON 9", AC/CD with
remote. Has all cords & rab-
bit ear antenna. Good, Clean
cond. $25. (863)357-3786

TV RCA 25", good condition. Duplex For Rent
$50 (863)610-9748 2/2 w/ garage, access to pool
and tennis courts, lawn
TV & STAND 19" TV, Stand maintenance included
is black, holds up to 32", Ex- $900/rro. 1st & security
cellent condition. $400 863-634-5283
(863)674-1409 -
(863)674-1409 Duplex For Rent
- 3/2 in KingsBay w/access to
pool and tennis courts, lawn
AIR MPRSSOR hp maintenance included
AIR COMPRESSOR -h5 hp,3 $1 000/mo, 1 st & security
phase. $200 (863)467-5401 863-634-5283
or (772)359-2923
BOLT & NUT BIN. $50 IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
(863)902-0257 mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
(863)902-02no pets, w/d, clean.
CAR DOLLY/portable crane (863)697-1129
$350. Call 863-697-6625 2 B 2 BAApt All ma-
CHAIN SAW asking $125 jor appl's. included. New
visit 971 E. Lincoln Ave, La- hospital. $975 mo. + $500
belle, to see. sec. dep. (863)763-0111

yard w/sep 12x30 warehouse Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 SUZUKI GSX KATANA '99 (863)634-3712
& deep canal w/lake access. Custom paint, New clutch, DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Owner financing possible, handle bars, windshield & Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
many extras, Reduced to Yoshimura exhaust. Small cab 4x4, auto, 110K, new
$285,000 (863)610-1120 scratches on right side. parts,$4500 (863)634-2303
ALUMINUM DUCK HUNTING $4500 (863)634-6603 RD F5 4
m'Land Sale 1040 BOAT 12', 15hp Evinrude WILD FIRE SCOOTER 2005, tiRes, 19bs;-autoA ce
mtr, w/traler, $1200." tires, hubs; auto, A/C, cruise
FOR SALE -8.37 Acres (561)254-9326 150 CC, Elect. start. Auto., works, $3,000. Call
FOR 7 (561)2549326110 mIs. Asking $1050 863-357-4567 after 6pm
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W, BOAT-MOTOR, Johnson Evin- (513)260-6410 ...... .
1000+ homes BHR rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs (MAH320iR-641- HONDA RANCHER '04, 4
$50k/acre (863)801-3133 great. $500 (863)763-7609 YAMAHA VIRAGO, '86 Wheeler, 4x4, $4200 or
$50 re(86 133 great. $500 (863)763-7609 700cc, w/saddlebags new trade for fishing boat or plat-
Ls S e 4 BOAT TRAILER 29', with battery, 12,400 mi., $1500w rm gy 6730.-
brakes. Needs fenders. $800 (863)673-0656
WATERFRONT RV LOTS In or best offer. (863)467-0222 YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC,
Blue Cypress, golf, club- GAMBLER 21FT '89 150hp '00 650, exc. cond., 6k mi.,
house, pool. (239)945-7666 engine, $3000 with accessories, $3800 or AXELS (2) 2000 LB, $75 for
or (239)822-9696 (863)763-4643 best offer. (863)634-9403 both. (863)447-1258

Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes. R.V., Boat Storage
Payments as low as $795 per month. STU ART'S & Cnsignme
*BZ11 Recn-sation DIDeipoB IM 1 i-- /_
95 4Iy Okeechobteet s euartsmeotcom

7 T M 1r=I ~ ~CANOE 16" Old Town, Cus-
M tom wood seat backs. Out- E THUNDER 90 '03 Needs
board bracket, Paddles. carb cleaned to run. $150
Thousands of marine items at $475(863)902-0316 firm (863)259-7472
half or less off of retail. ORLANDO CLIPPER '71 Fi- HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
berglass, 16 ft, Evinrude 37 hours, excellent condi-
Fast Canvas Repairs! -200 hours & trailer -new tion. $4800 or best offer.
Port Salerno, FL (772) 463-6610 tires. $2500 (863)634-0957 (863)673-2388 Clewiston
t LEvinrude, runs very well, '00 Needs motor only.
$550. (863)673-6661 $400 or best offer.
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car- LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only PONTOON BOAT- 28ft Harris, (863)2597472TSM
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's $119,900 Own the dream 120 HP I/63)467 $2000 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500
incl. dishwasher, 1 block N. New 1,800 sf log cabin (863)467-8953 '07 OD Green, back rest &
of Walmart $700 mo. + package. Near FL/GA border. TRACKER 18'6" Grizzly cargo box incld. $4900 or
$700 sec. (863)763-8878 90 minutes Jacksonville. Po- fish/duck boat, 25h, Kohler best offer (239)222-5710
tential to subdivide! Excellent Go-Devil $4200 Must see SCOOTER Schwinn, Elec, 2
financing. Call now (863)697-2735 whl w/comfy seat & basket.
S (800)898-4409, 1399 TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass & 14 mls @ 13mph. New bat-
O oSatrailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec. tery. $200 561.385.1552
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex, wench, troll. mtr. & more. YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 450
full appliances, no smok. $2000. (863)763-7871 auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utilit trir.,
env. no pets, $600/mo 1st,
.last, sec, Call 772-283-o'24 ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain new -T-P 589 mud/snow
leaves, sec, Call 772-283-2438emai Acreage Homesites From tires, $4500. (863)674-0865 $49,000 Excellent financing
available Call 98'Damon Magnum 5th Wheel YAMAHA RAPTOR 50, '05-
(877)890-5253 x3973 31', A/C & Heat, Slide out great shape, $800 or best
wwwseeriverhiohland- newer refrigerator, dbl. axle offer. (863)610-3147 $4500 neg. (313)909-4822
1 OR 2-1/2 "FOOTBALL 455 US Hwy. 441 SE., COACHMAN CATALINA '99,
FIELD" SIZED LOTS! $0 Okeechobee 34974 Directly 24', Toilet, tub, shower A/C,
Brand New 3/2/2 DOWN. $0 INTEREST. East of Good Spirits Lounge. Heat, refrigerator, sleeps 6,
S c rt lock $159-$208 PER MONTH! Units up to 45 Ft L $4900. Firm (863)983-8810
Concrete Block MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! accepted.
Stucco homes. (866)819-2485 or (863)634-8617 or JAYCO 32', New A/C & gas
cc$495 Down (863)763-0295 water heater. Everything work.
$495 Down Good tires, Elec. hitch. $1700.
Tennessee- Affordable lake GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High- Neg. (863)673-2284
Payments properties on pristine 34,000 top, Mechanically restored,
From $895 acre Norris Lake. Over 800 Receipts, $2500. or trade for
miles of shoreline. Call Lake- auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
per month side Realty TODAY! JAYCO 32' RV '92 Good Aut obies
g UgT. I N (888)291-5253 or visit cond, new qn mattress, clean, must sell. $4800 bill
VA MOUNTAIN PROPERTY, of sale only (561)723-8455
AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES 15ac with Views & Creek, MOTOR HOME '84 Excalibur Automobiles 4005
AFbOR2ABL 3br, 2 E $49,900. 30ac with Views & 36', Class A, Dual A/C, 6.6 Autos Wanted 4010
3br, 2ba&3br,32ba,2car 3 Creeks $84,900. Heavily Oan $3000 Or best offerasWanted 4010
ar., Bring Pets, Large Yards. Wooded & 3000+ Elevation. (863)673-5146 Classic Cars r 4015
1100 & Up (561)723-2226 10% Down/EZ Financing. Commercial Trucks 4020
BASSWOOD Pets OK! 3BR, (800)230-6380, Ext.126 MOTORHOME '87, Itasca Construction
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave. VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log Winnebago, 36', $5000 Equipment 4025
1 HA, 3632 NW" 28th Ave. VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log (863)763-3451 Foreign Cars 4030
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $795 cabin shell on 2 private acres (863)763-3451 Four heel Drive 4035
mo. + sec. dep. Pic's @ near very wide trout stream PARK MODEL 2005, Fully Heavy Duty Trucks4040 in the Galax area and New furnished. Blue Cypress Parts-Repairs 4045
Call Lex (561)715-1768 River State Park, $139,500. Condo Assoc. Lot 151, Pickup Trucks 4050
BASSWOOD ESTATES, New Owner (866)789-8535. $ 8 2 5 0 0 Sport Utility 4055
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent (863)467-5601 (will the party Tractor Trailers 4060
$1000. Buy 125K Financing i tat called & eft number Utility Trailers 4065
Available (754)423-8202 637-1971 please call again Vans 4070
and give area code)
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet. PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag- Jayco, sleeps 6 people, great
$800/mo (863)763-0445 es on Lake Placid, 300' white. condition, epsc. $1600 or best
sand beachdock & addl. condition, a/c. $1600 or best
EAST OF TOWN 3 BR, 1 BA, sand beach, dooffer. (239)839-0795 BUICK CENTURY '97 58k
$850 mo. (863)634-2121 Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals PROWLER 24 ft. For hunt miles, loaded, cold a/c, new
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA also avail. Call (863)465-2135 camp only. All electric works tires/brakes. $5000
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5% A/C cold. Needs some work. (863)228-3087
down 20 years @ 8% apr. $750 neg (863)261-7135 CADILLAC ELDORADO '1971
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list- M Hle SCAMP '76 13f, efrig, AC, Convertible. Red. Runs great.
ings (800)366-9783 Ext M bles located in Palmdale.Good $5000. (561)718-8504
5798. condition $1500 CADILLAC STS 96- Bad
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, $900 per EtL (301)904-1524 trans, have title. $500
month + 1st, last & $500 TERRY'93 29ft., Roof air, (863467-5401 or
sec. dep. (863)465-0053 Sleeps 6 w/walk around qn (772)359-2923
OKEE 3/1 on ac. Renovat- Mobile Home. Lots 2005 size bed. Elec jack. Like new. Chevy Cavalier- 94', rn great
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen Mobile Home Parts 2010 $2950(863)214-9747 7,000 miles, $1000 OBOeat
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st Mobile Homes Rent 2015 For more information call
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659 Mobile Homes Sale 2020 r 812-390-3422
car gar, pool home, very MI le Hl i' ALUMINUM PROP Brand '97 Loaded, leather, runs
nice, $750/mo, $500 sec. IPa tsll2 I new, for 150 hp Yamaha great, 6 cyl, auto. $1950
dep. (772)834-5060 outboard $95. (561)262-5735
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba with MH STEPS Fiberglass with (863)801-4097 FORD TAURUS WAGON '93-.
garage. C/Air 1st, last & aluminum railings, 24" H x BOAT MOTOR 69 Elgin, 14.1 New a/c unit, cd player, new
sec. 863-467-2541 or after 36" W, 2 sets. $200 will sep- hp, antique, includes 3 pro- tires, excellent condition.
5 pm 863-634-9330 arate. (863)467-8607 pellers & gas tank, runs $1900 neg (863)983-7699
ON LAKE ISTOKPOGA [H 3!.- omegood. $450 (561)790-3681 HONDA ACCORD '91, As Is
Lorida, panoramic view, 2/2 i*21 BOAT PROPELLER Condition. $800
w/dock. Low price $850/mo 14.5"x15", Chrome plated, (863)484-0122
(954)683-2407 BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double Right hand. $30 MAZDA PU '94 4x4, asking
OPTION TO BUY 3 br/2 ba, Wide on 1 Ac. $950/mo. + (863)357-0868 $2000 (863)467-8113 after
1500 sq ft on 20 acres, 15 st & Sec. 863-697-1494 BOAT TRAILER 14', needs 5pm.
min N. of town. $1500/mo + OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private lights & tires, $150. Call
1st, last &sec.(863)447-0352 lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st Charlie at 863-612-6575 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GT '01
V6, red, 5 spd, man, runs
WATERFRONT 2br ba sec. Avail 04/01. No pets BOAT TRAILER 18' galva- great, a/c, sunroof, pw, pl,
M/Home $550/mo. & 1 Rm Call (561)7676112 nized, perfect condition, cc. $3500 (239)324-2399
Cottage w/Dock & Porch OKEECHOBEE 2 br, Clean. In $300. Call Charlie at MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
$450/mo. For both 1st, Last & nice park. 7650 Hwy. 78W. 863-612-6575 '95, A/C, New top. New
Sec. req'd. City water incl. McIntyre MH Park. $450 MO. BOAT-TUNATOWERI-2-gold paint. Runs great. $3000
(561)346-4692/346-4646 (812)989-3022 plated rod holders. Like new (863)763-4746 Lv. msg.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba, $300 (561)254-7458 e- le
Il t $550/mo + 1st, Last & Sec. wiston NISSAN MAXIMAS 1- 1992
Reai Estate Dep. In town. No pets. Call TROLLING MOTO- Minn Call & 1- 1989 Both for $1500
(863)763-6232 ta, 50 lb thrust, 1 yr old. (863)697-6625
S I ** OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/1ba $300 (423)863-2789 PONTIAC GRAND. AM '5
doublewide in town. No pets. TROLLING MOTORS 2, Short POIAmle sRAAuNo., A 5. el-
Busines$750/mo + 1st, Last & Sec. shaft & Long shaft. Used 3 lent condition. $2500
Business Places1. Dep. Call (863)763-6232 times. $265. or will separ- (812)989-3022
CoSalera 1005 ON RIM CANAL in Okeecho- ate. (863)824-0801 ...TOYOT COROLLA 85-1.
Commercial bee Small, 1 Bdrm., $450 TOYOTA COROLLA '85 1.6
Property Sale 1010 O. (includes utils). + $300 tt fl with a 1.8 eng, 5 spd, wh ext
Condos/ m eS dcep. (863)697-0214 & dk blue int, good cond,
Townhouses. Sale1015 ..H.......... HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS $1800 cash (863)227-1266
Farms Sale 1020 YEARLY LEASE No pets, 2/2, RtrIo sAiveI forN d TSPOTT 18 0 40c ash nti)-1n6
Houses Sale 1025 $500/mo, 3/2 $600/mo. 3/2 '01 Silver, forward TOYOTA COROLLA Station
Hunting Property1030 w/FM $650/mo. $1000 sec controls, straight pies, back Wagon 1994 Standard,
Investment dep. (863)763-4031 rest. $4900 (239)222-5710 Runs fantastic. 37-40 mpg.
Property -Sale 1035 dp..83734 HONDA 300EX, '98 sport- $1995(863)763-5120
Land Sale 1040 bike, aftermarket exhaust
Lots-Sale 1045 pip e, many extras, fast,
Open House 1050 $1800 neg. (863)228-1046
Property Sale 1055 3 lots, 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar. PaONDA HODACIC, '7 PayCash, Free Pickup
Property Inspectioni 060 $125K. Opt. to Rent. Call for candy apple redi low rider (561)2672260
Real Estate Wanted1065 more details. (863)447 0965 eat,20kml., tru classJc,
Resort Property $1500 ne. (863)28-1046
Sale 1070 DReaAA tin a HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT, '02
Warehouse Space 1075 G U I l VT750, 4,065 mi., w/sad- FORD PICKUP '51 ton, all
Waterfront Property 1080 1_ dlebags, luggage rack, sissy orig. runs great, 41k mi.,
, ----------__,_____ bar, $3950. (863)673-0656 V8, 12v alt., new tires,
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Har- $3400. (513)260-6410
i i ............305.ley,.. .. used once, $1500.
Boats 3005 (863)675-1033
Cam ers/RVs 3010 ( -10 3
BHR Great ortunity for Jet Skiis 3015 RS50 APIRILA '03 runs &
new business! 2200 sq ft CBS Marine Accessories 3020 drives, 85% complete, low CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1989 -
building w/2 storefront rentals Marine Miscellaneous 3025 miles, clean title, $500 firm 4x4, 305 small block V8,
Rte f.... d Motorcycles 3030 (863)675-3852 Needs motor work. $1500

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CHROME RIMS 22" w/tires,
Set of (4), fits Trailblaz- NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before tie City of Okeechobee Planning
CHROME WHEELS NEW 17" 8oard/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:0
o.m, or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
& Goodyear 24570R17 ires, outheast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida
fits Dodge Ram 1500, $600.
(863)357-5832 To corrsider a request for a Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
............ Amendment Application No. 08-O004-SSA. The application is submitted by Tom
DIABLO PERFORMANCE PRO- Muripy, on behalf of property owner(s), David and Anita Nunez. The application
is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commer-
GRAMMER for 04-05 Che- cal (C) for property located West of Taylor Creek between Northeast 2nd and 3rd
Vy Duramax Diesel truck. Streets and Northeast 7th Avenue.
$200 (863)697-0328 Legal description: Parcel One: Commencing at the point of intersection of the
FACT.OR RUNN.IN. B. AR. D Northerly extension of the East line of Block 147 and the Southeast corner of Lot
FACTORY RUNNING BOARDS 12 in Block 116, Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and run Southwesterly
pickup, fits 99- current $300 along said Northernnextension of the East line of said Block 147, to the intersec-
(863)697-0328'7 tion with the center line of Northeast 3rd Street, (formedrly Ninth Street), also being
(863)697-0328 the Southwest corner of a parcel of land as described in O.R. Book 405, Page
664, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and the Point of Beginning;
HONDA MOTOR 8hp, side thence continue Southwesterly along said extended line to the Northeast corner of
shaft, $100 or best offer. Lot in said Block 147; thence continue Southwestery along the East line of said
\(863)763-2036 Lot 1 and the Southerly extension thereof, to the Northeast corner of Lot 9 in said
(863)7632036 OBlock 147; thence run East along the Easterly extension of the North line of said
Lot 9, to the Western shoreline of Taylor Creek; thence run Northeasterly, along
JEEP RIMS. (4), 5 lug, like said Western shoreline, to the intersection with the Easterly extension of the
new condition. $200. aforesaid centerline of Northeast 3rd Street, also being the Southeast corner of
(561)718-8504 said land described in O.R. Book 405, Page 664; thence run West along said ex-
tended centerline and also along the South boundary line of said parcel of land to
LOVESEAT & sofa beige, the Point of Beginning; and
$175. Call 863-517-1597 Parcel Two: Lots 6 through 9 of Block 147, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of .
RIMS 20", chrome, 35% tire, Okeechobee County, Florida; and
$400. Call 863-517-1597 Parcel Three: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 9 of Block 147, City of Okee-
RIMS-4/6 lgs,- i6'" Chevy chobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
RIMS 4/6 lugs, 16" Chevy Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and run Southwesterly along the East
w/center caps,1 never used line of said Lot 9 to the Southeast corner of said Block 147; thence run South-
Goodyear Eagle RS tire $200 westerly to the Northeast corner of fractional Block 148 of said plat of Okeecho-
will sep (863)763-4899 bee; thence run East, along the Easterly extension of the North line of said Block
ill148, o tire Western shoreline of Taylor Creek; thence run Northeasterly along said
SWestern shoreline, to the intersection with the Easterly extension of the North line
RIMS & TIRES Set of 16 ol aforesaid Lot 9; thence run West along the extended North line of said Lot 9, to
Ford SD Lariat w/brand new the Point of Beginning; and is approximately 1.74 acre(s). The proposed use is for
265/75/R16 Gen Grabber a multi functional building.
At2. $700 (561)261-6421 A copy of the entire application(s) and agenda are available in the General Services
SOffice, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
TIRES & RIMS SET 17" Ford The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
F150 with 20,000 miles. Great lion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 6,2008.
shape. $250. or best offer. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
(863)467-1070 Lv msg decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
..... this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
TOWING HITCH Reese Draw is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
Tite hitch with ball included, peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
$75 (863)610-1073 back-up for the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
TRUCK TOPPER For short 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
bed truck. $200 this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
(865)255-1199 Okeechobee prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
(865)255-1199 Okeechobee paired, call TOO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TT).
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250 BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
cash. You Haul. Application No. 08-004-SSA
(863)634-2303 7972 ON4/2,11/08
van, blue, good cond., fold PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION
down, $40. (863)674-0098 NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
T Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:00
cupTu! p.m. or as soon theeaterasos te possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida
BED LINER Fits Ford Ranger To consider Special Exce tion Petition No. 08-004-SE, submitted by property owner
Shortbed, Mid to late '90's. Roger Jones, of Okeechobee Trailer and Fishing Resort, Inc., allowing a recreation
Good cond. $95 vehicles ark, for transient recreation use only, within a Residential Mobile Home
(863)610-0186 after 12 p.m District (ef. Code Book Section 90-163(4)).
CEV- S E CPA8--2 roperty is located at 516 Southeast 4th Street. Legal description: Lots 1.,2,3, 6
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8 and 7; less the West 5 feet of Lots 3 and 6 of Block A, Central Park Subdivision,
6 cyl, good shape, brand according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 39, public records of
new tires, $1300 or best of- Okeechobee County, Florida.
fer. (863)634-2582 A copy of the entire applcation(s) and agenda are available in the General Services
........ .._ -_ Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x218.
CHEVY S10 P/U '91 Short Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
bed, V6 auto, runs good. cision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
$850 (863)983-6550 Cle- cial Exception Petitions.
wiston PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
.............. decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any mat-
DODGE DOOLEY 1 TON '89 ter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of
flatbed, asking $1500 the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
flatbed, asking $1500 which the appeal is to be based. General Services media is for the sole purpose
(863)261-7135 of backup for official records of the department.
DODGE RAM '87, Bought to In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Floridda Statute
be restored. Recent tune-up, 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
e this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
Some new chrome. Needs prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
work $2000 (863)634-6603 paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
FORD '1985, 2 tone, step- PetitionNo. D08-04-SE
side, New motor. $1500 2679700N4/2,11/08
FORD F150 83 2 new tires m A PRBATE DIVISION
runs great, good work truck, Ulic NllIIC eCASE NO. 2008-CP-o36
auto, $1000 neg. IN RE: ESTATE OF
FORD F O150 '88--New-rebuilt Deceased
engine w/10k miles, 3 spd NOTICE TOCREDITORS
auto, great truck. $2000 part Public Notice 5005
trade cons. (863)634-2364 State Public The administration of the estate ot WY-
FORD F150 '91 Ext cab, 4x4, .Legal Notice 5500 NA FRIEDMAN, deceased, whose date
old c F 50 591 spdx n4 of death was February 3. 2008, and
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new whose Social Security Number is
clutch, good tires. $1900 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR 403-44-7137, is pending in the Circuit
(863)983-6550 Clewiston OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Court for OkeechobeeCounty,Florida,
PROBATE DIVISION Probate Division, the address of which
FORD F150 '94 LWB, 6 cyl, CASE NO. 2008-CP-045 is 312 NW. 3d Street. Suite 101,
Okeechobee, RFoda 34972., The
auto, cold a/c. $1650 IN RE: ESTATE OF names and addresses of the personal
(561)262-5735 JOHN EDWARD ENTRY, IIIrepresentative and personal reresen-
a /k/a JOHN E. ENTRY, III tative's attorney are set forth below.
FORD F150i XLT '99, 4x4, Deceased All creditors of the decedent and other
D ml0 XL 9 4x4, Deceased persons having claims or demands
113K mi. Very nice truck. NOTICE TO CREITORS against decedent's estate on whom a
$3800. (863)763-2692 copy of this notice is served within
The administration of the estate of JOHN three months after the date of the first
FORD F250 '96 4x4, AC, EDWARs ENTRY .111, aa JOHNN E. publication of this notice must fie their
runs good, asking $3800 ENTRY Il, deceased, whose date of claims with this Court WITHIN THE
death was March 9, 2008, and whose LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
(863)673-6819 Social Secuty Number is THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
264-06-7471, is pending in the Circuit TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
FORD F350 '89, (with Title) ourt for Okeechobee County, Floda, DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
Diamond-plate flatbed w/ Probate Division, the address of which OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs s 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, THEM.
goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs Okeechbee, Fodd 3472. The All other creditors of the decedent and
Great $2000(863)675-7699 namesandaddresses of the persona persons having claims o demands
represetaihveo and personal rearesn- against the estate of the decedent
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90, native's attorney are set forth below. must file their claims ith this court
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown. All creditors of the decedent and other WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
Cold A!C, Standard. $3000 persons having claims or demands TDATEoOF THE HIST PUBLICA11ON OF
Cold A/C, Standar. $3000 against decedent's estate on whom a THIS NOTICE
(863)763-3451 copy of this notice is served within ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
three months after the date of the first WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
FORD RANGER '89, ext. cab, publication of this notice must file their IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
4 cyl, 5 sp, new clutch top- claims with this Court WITHIN THE PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
4 cyl, sp, new cutc op- LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER BARRED.
All other creditors of the decedent and TIe date of the first publication of this
FnORn BnnONC i 0n ruins persons having claims or demands notice is: April 2, 2008.
FORD BRONCO II '90 runs against the estate of the decedent
good, $800 or best offer must tile lieir claims with this court o Jea R m ma
(863)635-7733 WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE Personal RepresentShee
FORD BRONCO II '0 run THIS NOTICE. ,Incine Village, Nevada 0451.
good, $800 or best offer WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH Post Oice Drawer 1367
(863)635-7733 IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA Okeectobee, orida 34973-1367
......... ... ...... PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER T8636onel3 3 I25
Black, 4 door, Runs good. SET FORTh ABOVE, ANY CLAIM LE AttomeforPersonal Representative
180K miles mostly Hwy. TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE 267314 ON 4/2,9/08
$2500. Neg. (239)770-2922 DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
GMC JIMMY '94, 4x4, Runs TIe date of the first publication of this
great. $1500 or best offer, notice is: Apl 4, 2 .
(863)674-0634 Jon EdiSard Entry IV
.. Personal Representative
GMC SURBURBAN '88, HD 1879sHigway 98UNorth
Tow pkg, 454 Big Block CONELY & CONELY V
Chevy. Runs great. $2500 Post Office Drawer 1367
(863)763-4746 Lv msg. Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
JEEp CHEROKEE '91 white on. t WConiely. i
JWIe, Florida Bar #006402
runs good, $500 Attorney forPersonal Representative
(863)673-1782 267848 ON 4/2,908 /O
JEEP CHEROKEE '97 119K, Find It faster. Sell It soon-
very good cond, asking er In the classlleds
$4400 (863)763-6108 ... .. ...........
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EQUIP TRAILER '06 Bumper No wonder newspaper
pull 2 axle 18', ramps, lights readers are more suc- -
brakes 10.5K load cap. cessful people!
$3200. (863)697-9704

neck, 3 axle, 30' x 8', Ramps,
Lights, Brakes, 10.5K load
cap. $3200. (863)697-9704
for hauling Items. $250 or
best offer. (863)697-6033
Grab a bargain from your The mod important
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 2, 2008



Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2008-7
Okeechobee County hereby reqersts PROPOSALS lforn qualified bidders for tile re
habilitalion of one (1) sinqle-family home located in tiincoioporated Okeechoiheio
County as a part olf e Staie Housing Initiative Paitneiship (S .HP) program.
Proposals are due no later thin 3:00 p,m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 9, 2008
and delivered or mailed to: County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Sieet, Okeecho-
bee FL 3. 172 (te Countv will not assume any responsibility for mail being e-
ceived on timee. Any and'all proposals niceived alter this tine anid dale wvill nol
be opened or considered.
Proposals should be subiniteod in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Pa t e tiship iS H.I. ) Progran Estihada
For specific project information contact Stephany DuPree at (863) 763-6731 or by
fax at (863) 6i3-9203. Specifications omay be obtained from the Housing Coordl-
nator located at.1456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Bids will be opened at 3:05
i.m. on May 9, 2008 in the County Adninistrator's Office at the Okeechobee
county Courthouse,
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Thursday, April
10, 20080 at 10:00 a.m. In the meeting room at the County Administraion An-
nex, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any firmn who is not in attendance in
this room by 10:05 a.m. will be unable to bid.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing,
Clif Betts Jr, Chairman
Okeechobee County Commission
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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEALING will Ibel lel oi net Ciy o1 Okeechobee Pl anini
BoaidHond ot AidliiAieiint anid Appeals oi Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:0
pm. ei as soon theieater a s possible. The ineeting will 1o hold at Ciy I hil, 55
SE 3ld Avinio,, In (ie Council Chlamrtiis, oii 200, Okeechiobe, Florida
To conisidli Spicial Exceptlon Peitilon No. 08-006-SE, submitted by piopolty own-
ers saa c and Cinderella Kelbie, allowiniog i creation vehicles pak, fot transient
recreation ise ooly, within a Residential Mobile Home District (Ret. Codo Book
Section 90-163(4.)).
Propet y is located at 1307 South Parrott Avenue. Legal description: All lil pair of
the South one-halt of the Southwest oune-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of
Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, lying West of Taylor Creek,
Okeechobee County, Florida. Less and except the North 113 tee Ithereof. Subject
to restrictions, reservations and easements of record and fl.rther subject to right-
of-way or Taylor Creek improvement as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and subject to taxes for tile year 1989
and subsequent years. Together with a noi-exclusive easement 31,00 feet In
width, for the purposes of ingress and egress lying within Section 21, Township
37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and lying 15.5 feet on
each side of tIe following described centerline: Commencingt t a point 243.00
feet North ot the Southeast corner of said Section 21 and bear West along the
North boundary of Block 50, First Addition to South Okeechobee, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 17, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, a distance of 361.00 feet, more or less, to the East boundary of
Parrot Avenue. Thence Northerly along the East boundary of Parrott Avenue, a
distance of 175.50 feet to the Point of Beginning of said centerline; Thence East-
erly along a line parallel to the aforesaid North boundary of Block 50 to the inter-
section with the East line of said Section 21 and end of said centerline, a distance
of 361.00 feet, more or less.
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,
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exception Petitions.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, or hearing will naed 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. General Services media is for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of 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
poor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice iim-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 08-005-SE
267964 ON 4/2,11/08



RFQ # 2008-1
Nolick' is hereby given that The Okeechibeo U1111ty Authority, liernualter referred to
ais lth "0UA ihleby issues tius reiiust to procurco Plrossional Architectural and
rolald Services pursantI to Sctilon 287.05i Flridia Slaltios
Proposals to provide Professional Selvices withlli the scope of the practice of archi-
tlectul, professional engineering, and pro ect management shal include: a letter
ol lansmniltal requesting that the lirm be certified as Tualified to provide thie re-
quired professional services, organizational profile and Firm's qualifications, re-
Isumlies of individuals to perform tlhe work, scope of services proposed, public
entity crimes affidavit, standard forms SF 330 and other pertinent data as outlined
in the information regarding the Firm.

The OUA is soliciting Requests for Qualifications from qualified firms interested in
providing Architectural Design and related services for the design and project
management for the construction of a proposed approximate 10,000 square foot
administrative building to be located on a 1.32 acre vacant property to wit: Parcel
ID# 3.15-37-35-0010-01640-0040, to provide space for twenty four (24) cur-
rent staff, board room and future expansion for ten additional staff. The OUA will
require that the selected professional firm take the proposed project from incep-
tion to completion which will include, a conceptual preliminary site analysis, con-
ceptual layout, site civil work, conformity with LDR and/or other regulatory issues,
permitting of final design plans, evaluation and specification of building materials,
cost estimating, construction bidding, and overall project management. While the
degree of emphasis is likely to vary, all skills are necessary to achieve a cost ef-
fective and optimum design.
Background and other information relating to this RFO is available at the location
specified herein for submission of proposals. Related inquiries shall be directed
to John F Hayford, III, Executive Director, of the OUA at (863) 763-9460.

Time is of the essencel All firms Interested in providing these services shall mall
or deliver an original proposal and six (61 coeles to arrive ON OR BEFORE
April 23. 2008 at 3:00 D.m.
Mall In a Sealed Envelope as Follows:
Okeechobee Utillly Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221
Proposals received after the time and date specified will not bhe considered.
The OUA accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery
of proposals. The OUA reserves the right to: reject any and all proposals, select
the firm most qualified for each individual referenced project or for all referenced
projects, waive technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal,
which, in its sole judgment, best serves the OUAs interest.
The QUA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free workplace.
John F Hayford, III
Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
267536 ON 4/1-7/08

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'Memory Field' shows ultimate price of child abuse

Seacoast join forces
in the fight against
child abuse

FORT PIERCE -- From Feb.
15, though March 22, CASTLE's
Memory Field, 100 white flags,
each representing a child who
died as a result of abuse in the
State of Florida in 2006, appeared
in Okeechobee, Stuart, Port St.
Lucie and Vero Beach to help
raise awareness of the communi-
ties CASTLE serves and the pro-
grams they offer to help prevent
child abuse and neglect. The
traveling field of flags completed
.itsjourney at CASTLE's headquar-
ters in Fort Pierce with a moving
dedication ceremony on March
25, with guest speakers Vern Mel-
vin, District Administrator of the
Department of Children and Fam-.
ily Services, CASTLE Board Presi-
dent David Rieger, Tony Schwab
of CASTLE's Foundation Board
and Theresa Garbarino-May, Ex-
ecutive Director for CASTLE.

Seacoast National Bank, co-
sponsor of the Memory Field,
presented CASTLE with a $3,000
check at the ceremony represent-
ing money raised at Seacoast
branches over the four week jour-
ney and a dollar for dollar match
contributed by Seacoast. "All of us
at Seacoast are passionate about
CASTLE's work. The Memory
Field has been an inspiration,"
said Susan Bergstrom, Marketing
Director for Seacoast National
Bank and Board member for
CASTLE is grateful to all do-
nors and sponsors in the com-
munities where the Field traveled,
who have so generously support-
ed its parenting programs. A total
of $6,380 was .collected, through
flag and ribbon sponsorships
which will directly benefit those
who need CASTLE's parenting
support. The need is great for
every family CASTLE serves, three
families are turned away for lack
of funds.
The Memory Field will remain
at CASTLE's Midway Road loca-
tion to lend special emphasis to
the meaning to Child Abuse Pre-

vention Month in April. Flag spon-
sorships are available throughout
the month of April for $100 each,
and blue ribbons symbolizing
support for the prevention of
child abuse may be purchased
for $10 at all CASTLE locations.
For further information, call CAS-
TLE at 772-465-6011. This event is
proudly sponsored by Seacoast
National Bank, Scripps Treasure
Coast Newspapers, Labor Finders
and Gateway Building & Design.
CASTLE is a United Way part-
ner organization and is supported
by the area Children's services
councils as well as UFF. CASTLE
facilities are located in St. Lu-
cie County 772-465-6011, Martin
County 772-781-4510 and Indian
River County 772-567-5700. For
further information, or if you
would like to volunteer or make a
donation, call Gundula Hargraves
at 772-567-5700, or visit our web-
site at
Proudly presenting the check from Seacoast National Bank: Theresa Garbarino-May Ex-
ecutive Director CASTLE; Thom Jones Seacoast National Bank/CASTLE Board Mem-
ber; David Rieger President/CASTLE Board; Susan Bergstrom, Seacoast National Bank/
CASTLE Board Member.

April is Water Conservation Month; SFWMD offers tips

Ever wonder how much water landscaping is a great way to de- helps control weeds that compete timer to remind yourself to turn ter reading changes, you have a els. NOTE: In many areas, low-
you use for daily activities? The sign, install and maintain both with landscape plants for water, sprinklers off. leak! volume units are required by law.
following numbers are average your plants and irrigation system. 10. Plant native and/or drought- 14. Avoid purchasing recre- 20. Repair dripping faucets by 25. Take shorter showers. Re-
usage rates with non-conserving It will save time, money and wa- tolerant grasses, ground covers, ational water toys which require replacing washers. One drop per place your showerhead with an
appliances or fixtures. ter. shrubs and trees. Once estab- a constant stream of water. second wastes 2,700 gallons of ultra-low-flow version.
Toilet flush = 5 gallons 3. Water lawns during the lished, they do not need water as 15. Consider using a commer- water per year! 26. Place a bucket in the show-
Dishwasher = 12 gallons per early morning hours when tem- frequently and usually will survive cial car wash that recycles water. 21. Retrofit all household fau- er to catch excess water to water
1 1. 1 _- - r .. ... ... _ .- ___ --I,__ 1- _1 -plants.1

Washing machine = 47 gallos
per load
Bath = 36 gallons per tub
Brushing teeth, showering or
washing hands = 4 gallons per
minute 1
Yard hose = 9 gallons per min-
Shutting the water off while
brushing your teeth, or taking a
shorter shower can save gallons
of water. Only doing full loads in
washing machines or dishwash-
ers, or replacing old appliances
with more efficient models also
saves water. If each member of
your family can save 10 gallons a
day, that multiplied by 365 would
total a savings of 3,650 gallons a
year for each person!
April is Water Conservation
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District offers the follow-
ing water saving tips.

Saving Water Outdoors
1. Don't overwater your lawn
-- no more than once a week in
the winter or twice a week in the
summer. A good rain eliminates
the need for watering for up to
two weeks. Buy a rain gauge.
Most of the year, lawns only need
one inch of water per week.
2. Plant it smart. Xeriscape

peratures and wind speed are the
lowest. This reduces evaporation
and waste.
4. Position sprinklers so water
lands on the lawn and shrubs and
not on paved areas.
5. Install irrigation devices that
are the most water efficient for
each use. Micro and drip irrigation
and soaker hoses are examples of
efficient devices.
6. Check sprinkler systems
and timing devices regularly to be
sure they operate properly. Flori-
da lqw now requires that "anyone
who purchases and installs an
automatic lawn sprinkler system
MUST install a rain sensor device
or switch which will override the
irrigation cycle when adequate
rainfall has occurred."
7. Raise the lawn mower blade
to at least three inches, or to its
highest level. A higher cut encour-
ages grass roots to grow deeper,
shades the root system and holds
soil moisture.
8. Avoid over fertilizing your
lawn. Applying fertilizer increases
the need for water. Apply fertiliz-
ers which contain slow-release,
waterinsoluble forms of nitrogen.
9. Use mulch to retain mois-
ture in the soil. (Help preserve
native cypress forests by select-
ing other types of mulch such as
treated melaleuca.) Mulch also

a -dry period without watering.
They also require less fertilizer or
herbicides. Group plants together
based on similar water needs.
11. Use a broom or blower
instead of a hose to clean leaves
and other debris from your drive-
way or sidewalk.
12. Use a shut-off nozzle on
your hose which can be adjusted
down to a fine spray, so that wa-
ter flows only as needed. When
finished, turn it off at the faucet
instead of at the nozzle, to avoid
leaks. Check hose connectors to
make sure plastic or rubber wash-
ers are in place. Washers prevent
13. Do not leave sprinklers or
hoses unattended. A garden hose
can pour out 600 gallons or more
in only a few hours. Use a bell

It you wash your own car, park on
the grass and use a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle.
16. Avoid installing ornamental
water features (such as fountains)
unless they use recycled water.
17. If you have a swimming
pool, consider a new water-sav-
ing pool filter. A single backflush-
ing with a traditional filter uses
180 to 250 gallons of water.

In Your Home
18. Never pour water down the
drain when there may be another
use for it. Use it to water your in-
door plants or garden.
19, Make sure your home is
leak-free. Check your water me-
ter when you are certain that no
water is being used. If the me-

cets by installing aerators witn
flow restrictors.
22. Check for toilet leaks by
adding food coloring to the tank.
If you have a leak, the color will
appear in the bowl within 30 min-
utes. (Flush immediately to avoid
23. If the toilet handle fre-
quently sticks in the flush posi-
tion, letting water run constantly,
replace or adjust it.
24. Install a toilet displace-
ment device to cut down on the
amount of water needed for each
flush. (Don't use a brick! There
are devices available at most
hardware and home centers.) Be
sure installation does not interfere
with the operating parts. Consider
low-volume toilets which use less
than half the water of older mod-

27. In the shower, turn water
on to get wet; turn off to lather
up; then turn the water back on
to rinse off. Repeat when washing
your hair.
28. Operate automatic dish-
washers and clothes washers
only when they are fully loaded or
set the water level for the size of
load you are using.
29. When hand washing dish-
es, save water by filling two con-
tainers -- one with soapy water,
one with rinse water containing a
small amount of chlorine bleach.
30. Store drinking water in the
refrigerator. Don't let the tap run
while you are waiting for water to
Remember: Every drop of wa-
ter counts!

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City oA Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida
To consider Special Exception Petition No. 08-005-SE, submitted by property owner
Linda Bridges, to allow a drive through service and outdoor sales and storage
within a CHV District (Ref, Code Book Section 90-283(1)(5)).
Property is located at 920 NW Park Street. Legal description: Lots 14 through 17,
Inclusive, Block 163, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, according to plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 10, public records of Okeechobee County, Fonrida,
A copy of the entire application(s) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Be ly Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe4
cial Exception Petitions.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, or heading will need to ensure a verbatim record of
theproceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is to be based, General Services media is for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of 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 Bety 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
Petition No. 08-005-SE
267966 ON 4/2,11/08

NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals
will meet as the Land Planning Agency on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider any proposed amendments, sub-
mitted by.City Staff or citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the
Land Development Regulations (LDR's). The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Flori-
A copy of the agenda are available in the General Services Office, Rm 101 at City
Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE AOVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect 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 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 TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
267975 ON 4/2,11/08

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Local athletes are performing well

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Kelley Smiley has taken to
college pitching very well as she
begins her career at Indian River
Community College. As of last
week Smiley led the team with a
.412 batting average.
She also has hit three home
runs. IRCC is ranked number two
in Florida among community col-
lege softball programs.
The team will host Broward
Community College on April 9
and Miami Dade Community Col-
lege on April 11.
Smiley's dad, Tommy, still
comes to a number of Brahmans
softball games. He was there to
pick up a bat for his daughter last
He noted another former Brah-
man, his oldest daughter Nancy,
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cade, recently celebrated the birth
of her first child.
The Brahman junior var-

sity softball team continued
their strong campaign last Mon-
day when they ripped Fort Pierce,
The varsity softball team has
a big challenge this week when
they travel to Kissimmee for the
annual tournament.
It is one of the more presti-
gious tournaments in the state
of Florida and annually attracts
some of the top programs in the
Heather Fipps and Brittany
Smith, both seniors, competed
for Okeechobee in the Treasure
Coast showcase game for seniors
held last Wednesday at Indian
River Community College in Fort
Leshawn Henderson repre-
sented the Brahman's boys pro-
gram in the boy's game.
He has already signed a schol-
arship to attend Marshall Univer-

sity and play football this fall.
Hendersoq, James Shanks
and Chris Hall all played in the
Don Wallen All Star Classic at
Martin County High school.
They played for the American
Team which lost 92-76 to the Na-
tional squad.
Brahmans Coach Jon Enrico's
nephew Chris Enrico had nine
points in the game.
Chris Enrico played for Jupiter
high school.
Rachel Lowe is doing well at
Stetson. She had a two run dou-
ble, and two hits, in the Hatters,
5-3 win over Cornell in March.
The next night Lowe had an
RBI double against Iowa. She
has played a lot in right field for
Stetson this year.

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Players earn all conference honors

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Leshawn Henderson was
named first team All Treasure
Lake Conference for boy's bas-
ketball in a voting of basketball
coaches on the Treasure Coast
last week.
Henderson was joined on the
first team by Simon Cummings
of Fort Pierce Central, A.J Alexan-
der of John Carroll, Luther Rob-
inson of Fort Pierce Westwood,
and Jamale Franklin of Lincoln
Park Academy. The All Confer-
ence Teams are broken down
into two divisions, the Raulerson
Division which includes the larger
schools in the Conference, and
the Thompson Division, which
includes Okeechobee and some
of the smaller schools.
Henderson recently signed
a national letter of intent to play
college football at Marshall Uni-
versity in West Virginia.
"Leshawn has been one of
our most consistent players over
the past few years," Brahmans
Coach Jon Enrico said, "He was
real consistent during his four
years on the varsity and he will be
sorely missed."
Henderson averaged 14.5
points per game this past year. As
a junior he averaged 14 points per
Junior David Jeune earned
second team all conference al-
though he had the numbers to be
the conference's top big man. He
averaged 15.1 rebounds per game
and set another record at the high
school with 407 rebounds. He
had set the original record during,
his sophomore campaign.
Jeune also averaged over 10

points per game this year. In 19
df his 25 games he averaged a
double-double which means
he scored over 10 points and
grabbed over 10 rebounds in
those games.
"Seniors get preference when
we vote on the first team all con-
ference," Enrico said. "But if you
ask any coach on the Treasure
Coast if they'd like to have David,
they'd say yes."
Jeune will be back next year to
lead an inexperienced Brahmans
team. Six seniors will graduate
this June from OHS.
"What can you say about Da-
vid, he had the numbers to be first
team all conference. It is exciting
to have him come back next year
and lead our team," Enrico said.
Jeune was joined on the sec-
ond team by Nick Fennell of John
Carroll, Earl Watson of Fort Pierce
Central, Isaac Virgin of Fort Pierce

Westwood and Andrew Rogers of
Lincoln Park Academy.
Also named to the All Con-
ference team was Chris Hall of
Okeechobee. He was named as
an honorable mention. Hall was
the team's starting point guard
during his senior year, his first full
year on the varsity. He provided
leadership, ball handling skills,
and solid defense all year.
"Chris made it for the first time
and rightfully so," Enrico said,
"He had a good year and he is a
good kid. He is the closest thing
we've had to a point guard in
quite awhile."
Other players who earned
honorable mention included Luke
Walters of John Carroll, Matt Ho-
gan of Jensen Beach, Jesse Stew-
art of Fort Pierce Central, Nevill
Duncan of Lincoln Park Academy,
and Mike Bembry of Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce Central Coach
James Dawson was named Con-
ference Coach of the year.

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Leshawn Henderson was
named first team All Treasure
Lake Conference for boys
basketball last week.

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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Track teams compete in Sebastian at meet

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
It was a rough afternoon Sat-
urday for the Okeechobee track
team as they competed against
many of the areas best at the
Quad County Championships
track and field meet at Sebastian
River High School.
The girl's squad finished 10th
out of 11 schools. Vero Beach won
the girl's competition with some
strong performances in both the
track and the field events.

The girls did have some fine
individual performances. Sopho-
more Jewel Buck tossed her dis-
cus 78 feet 9 2i inches to finish
fifth overall.
The winning discus toss was
thrown by Atasha Warren of Se-
bastian River who reached 134
feet and 7 inches. She also won
the shot put competition with a
throw of 43-8 2.
The Okeechobee girl's re-
ceived four points in the competi-
tion. That was better than St. Lu-
cie West Centennial who earned

two points. By comparison, Vero
Beach had 219 points. Lincoln
Park was a distant second with a
score of 103 points.
The boy's team finished tied
for 10th in the competition. Both
Okeechobee and Treasure Coast
earned 15 points. Vero Beach
won the boy's competition as
they earned 167 points. Lincoln
Park finished second with 132
The boys had some fine in-
dividual performances as well.
Ricky Nieto finished third in the

high jump with a leap of 6 feet
and 2 inches. Andrew Rogers of
Lincoln Park Academy won the
competition with a leap of just
over 6 feet 2 inches.
Kyle McGee had a good after-
noon in the shot put competition
as he earned a distance of 41-09.
That placed Kyle fifth in the com-
petition. Andre Pound of Sebas-
tian River won the competition
with a toss of 50-11.
Matt Bauer finished fourth in
the 400 meter race as he finished
in a time of 53.07. Wilgains Noels-

Sports News in Brief

Adult Softball
Leagues starting
The 2008 Spring Adult Softball
Leagues are being organized.
Team fees will be; Men's League,
$350 (+ $25 Annual ISA fee),
women's league; $300, and co-
ed league; $300. If you would like
to participate in these leagues,
team fees must be paid no later
than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11.
For more information contact
Okeechobee Parks & Recreation
at 863-763-6950. ,

Golf tournament
Communities in Schools Po-
lice Athletic League will host their
8th Annual Golf Tournament at
the Okeechobee Golf & Country
on April 12, starting at 8 a.m. with
a shotgun start. The cost for play
is $45 person or $180 per team.
Awards and prizes will be given
to first place, eighth place, and
next to last place. There will also
be a chicken and ribs barbecue
lunch. For more information call

Flotilla seeks
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to be-
come involved in the Auxiliary's
programs. The Auxiliary is a vol-
unteer service organization com-

posed of men and women who
actively support recreational
boating safety and other Coast
Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in
patrols, communications, admin-
istration, seamanship, piloting/
navigation, weather or search
and rescue.
For information, call 863-763-

TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following
weekend. New boaters and (es-
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave
Stout at 863-467-2255 -
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Kid's Fishing Fes-

Ten All-Star
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Applications are now being
evaluated for the Ten All Star Sum-
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All Star Basketball Camp is by In-
vitation Only. Boys and Girls ages
10-19 are eligible to apply. Past
participants include: Michael Jor-
dan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,
Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and
Antawn Jamison. Players from

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