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EECHOBEE


Vol. 99 No. 100 Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Briefs

Technology helps
reduce dairy waste
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
will hold a public meeting on
Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. to
discuss BATs -- Best Available
Technologies (BATs) for dairies
in the Lake Okeechobee water-
shed.
Project results from the
Edge-of-Farm treatment systems
constructed on four dairies in
the Okeechobee Basin to re-
duce phosphorus loads to Lake
Okeechobee will be presented.
Discussion of the future use of
these technologies for the North-
ern Everglades restoration efforts
will take place.
The meeting will be held
in the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center Auditorium on
the second floor of the Bank of
America Building in downtown
Okeechobee, 205 N. Parrott
Ave., Suite 201, Okeechobee,
FL 34972. For more informa-
tion about the meeting, or to
get directions, please phone the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at 1-800-250-4200 or 863-
462-5260.

Men's Health Fair
planned April 13
The Walker Memorial Seventh
SDay Adventist Church is sponsor-
ing a Health Fair "Just for Men"
on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30
a.m. Fasting blood work for lipids
cholesterol), glucose and PSA
(prostate) will be offered, for a
fee. Many other tests will be per-
formed. Breakfast will be served.
Pre-registration is required. To
register call the Parish Nurse Re-
source Center at 863-453-0700.

Freedom from
smoking class set
Would you'like to be tobacco-
free by summer vacation? Florida
Hospital Heartland Division wants
to' help by offering the American
Lung Association Freedom from
Smoking program. This 8-session
program helps smokers create a
supportive environment to break
their tobacco addiction. Each
person who joins this program
will develop their own plan for
stopping. Emphasis will be on
long-term freedom from tobac-
co. Participants will identify the
pitfalls of relapse and carefully
plan to prevent it. THe program
includes skills for stress manage-
ment, weight control, and asser-
tive communication. The group
approach uses positive thinking,
alternative behaviors, one-on-
one help and group support to
help participants stop using to-
bacco products.
This free program begins
Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in
Conference Room 1 at Florida
Hospital Heartland Division, on
Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring.
Pre-registration is required. For
more information please call
Sara 863-386-6476.

Drought Index

Current: 98
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.35 feet
I Last Year: 10.34 feet



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

Index
C lassifieds............................ 9,10
C om ics ...................................... 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword............................. 8
Obituaries.......................... 6
O p inio n ...................................... 4
Speak Out ............... .............. 4
S ports ................................. 11,12
TV ......................................... 4
W eather................................. 2

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By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
"Any landing you walk away
from is a good one," goes the
old pilots' saying.
No one was injured Mon-
day, April 7, when a small jet
made an emergency landing
on State Road 70, just west of
S.W 24th Street, around 5:15
p.m. But seeing a plane slid-
ing eastbound on the road cer-
tainly made the afternoon drive
home exciting for motorists.
Melissa Harden and her
mother were driving west on
S.R 70 when the plane landed.
"About 5:15 p.m., we were
driving west on S.R. 70 when
the car in front of us slid off
the road really quick," she said.
"So we pulled off the road too.
"We were looking down the
road, couldn't tell what it was
at first. It was coming really
fast, and sparks were flying.
"The plane was so thin and
there weren't any propellers
on it, you couldn't tell what it
was until you got close," she
continued.
"It was a little off the road,
but the wings were stretched
across the road. When it was


about 20 feet in front of us, we
finally realized what it was,"
she said.
"We had pulled over to the


"Everyone went running
over to the plane to see if he
was all right," she said.
"Mom called 9-1-1," Ms.


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OUA delays action on developer s agreemem


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The question of extending the
expiration date of a developers'
agreement that was discussed
last month, still was not resolved
at the Tuesday, April 8 meeting
of the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA).
Attorney Tom Conley in-
formed the board that on March
28 he had sent a developers'
agreement addendum to New
Okeechobee LLC and to date
had received no response. The
addendum was sent as a result


of action taken at the last board
meeting. The original develop-
ers' agreement, which expired
in February, called for construc-
tion to start within 24 months.
Dr. Ben Schachter, an east coast
veterinarian, and members of his
family, are owners of the prop-
erty which was being developed
by Sunland Homes. Sunland
Homes went bankrupt leav-
ing Dr. Schachter and his fam-
ily holding the bag. The board
voted to extend the developers'
agreement for 12 months. How-
ever, starting at the expiration of
the original agreement, monthly


guaranteed revenue charges be-
gan to accrue.
On Mr. Conley's advice, the
board took no action. He said
he would send a certified let-
ter to the owner. If no response
is received by the next board
meeting, the board could vote to
rescend its previous action. Mr.
Conley said he felt the board had
met the owners more than half
way.
Also on Mr. Conley's recom-
mendation, the board agreed to
pay $8,750 for an a second ease-
ment for vacuum sewer lines to
serve Oasis Village.


"I think this is reasonable," he
said, adding later that he thought
this was the best solution for ev-
erybody involved.
In 2003 the original easement
was prepared. However it was
recently discovered that part of
the easement was on Oasis Vil-
lage property and part of the
easement was on an adjoining
property. This second easement
was with the adjoining property
owner.
The board also purchased an
easement and approved some
improvements to Bet-Her Acres.
While the board agreed to


pay an additional $6,550 to Rudd
Jones and Associates for design
work on the Bet-Her Acres wa-
ter system, they tabled until next
month a decision on any action
for further upgrading the system.
There was some discussion as
to whether or not the residents
of the subdivision should pay
all or part of the cost. The utility
has already spent about $25,000
for improvements on the sys-
tem. The additional $6,500 was
in connection with the original
$25,000 project. Bet-Her Acre is
a subdivision located south iof
See OUA- Page 2


County


meeting


April 10

Oaks at Shannons
Crossing ribbon
cutting scheduled

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Participation in an 11 a.m.
ribbon cutting ceremony for
the Oaks at Shannon's Crossing
will be the highlight of the April
10 meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County Board of County
Commissioners. The Oaks at
Shannon's Crossing is an afford-
able apartment complex on U. S.
S 441 S.E.
The board will also hear citi-
zens' comments, consider re-
imbursement of judges' travel
expenses and discuss use of the
health department building.
Judge William Roby is ex-
pected to address the board re-
questing reimbursement of trav-
el expenses for two non-resident
judges and their judicial assis-
tants in an amount not to exceed
$300 a month. This would be an
ongoing expense that is not cur-
rently budgeted.
David Brandt, a resident of
Treasure Island, is scheduled to
address the board on a number
of items concerning his neigh-
borhood. In his request to speak
he listed foreclosure of liens for
outstanding fines, speeding, and
parking of heavy commercial ve-
hicles.
Another citizen, Paul Smith,
who lives on N.W. 12th Terrace,
will be addressing the board on
culvert replacement and road
repair on his street. In connec-
tion with that same situation, the
board will be hearing a presen-
tation from the engineering firm
of Craig A. Smith concerning the
installation of three new 48 inch
culverts, erosion control mate-
rial, rip rap and restoration of the
roadway. Under their proposal,
the engineering firm would pro-
vide the necessary documenta-
tion to acquire a South Florida
Water Management District
See County- Page 2


Harden continued.
"The pilot was getting out,
and said he was OK," she said.
See Jet Page 2


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee County Airport and Industrial Park Manager Vernon Gray (left) pilot/in-
structor Bob Jeffrey (center) and airplane owner Larry Littlefield examined the condi-
tion of the plane after the emergency landing.


'Green' building saves energy


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarians heard from Kyle
Abney concerning "Green
Building" at their luncheon on
Tuesday, April 8, including the
need, costs, benefits and incen-
tives involved.
Mr. Abney is a graduate from
the University of Florida with a
bachelors degree in design and
a masters of building construc-
tion with a concentration in
sustainable construction.
He was the first in the coun-
try to obtain a degree in sus-
tainable construction at UF's
program which is first of its
kind.
Sustainability means meet-
ing the needs of today without
comoromising the ability of fu-


ture generations to meet their
needs. Sustainable Construc-
tion aims to apply this principle
to the construction industry by
providing ways of buildings
that use less virgin material and
less energy, cause less pollution
and less waste but still provide
the benefits that construc-
tion projects have brought us
throughout history.
Mr. Abney is the founding
president of the first U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC) Stu-
dent Chapter, which is now
called the Emerging Green
Builders (EGB). When begin-
nirig his career in Orlando he
was involved with the USGBC
Central Florida Chapter as a
founding board member and
the Florida/Caribbean Regional
Council as a founding mem-


ber.
In Okeechobee he continues
to be involved in the USGBC
South Florida Chapter, Treasure
Coast and Palm Beach branch
as a founding chair. Other or-
ganizations include the Florida
Green Building Coalition and
the Treasure Coast Builders As-
sociation.
, Mr. Abney has definitely
made "Green Building" his life-
long dream to extend to our
community and beyond.
Why do we need buildings
to be green? This is encom-
passed by the following: to
lower carbon dioxide emis-
sions; water use; waste output;
and electricity consumption.
The average Green Build-
See Rotary- Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kyle Abney (right) spoke to Rotarians on Tuesday, April 8,
about one of his passions, "Green Building." Rotarian John
Macchia (left) invited Mr. Abney to inform the group about
the needs, costs, benefits and incentives that are available
through "Green Building."


Emergency landing: Jet lands on SR 70


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
A TS-11 Iskra jet landed on State Road 70 Monday afternoon, much to the surprise of drivers who found themselves
sharing a roadway with a plane. Firefighters sprayed the plane with foam as a safety precaution, which is standard
procedure in a plane crash, in case of fuel leaks.



Jet's engine stopped during flight







2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Plane
Continued From Page 1

"It happened so fast, it was pretty
scary."
Instructor/pilot Bob Jeffrey,
who had been sitting in the back
of the two-seater plane, and pilot/
owner Larry Littlefield, who was
in the front seat, were in good
spirits following their sudden de-
scent.
Mr. Jeffrey said they took off
from Lakeland and had been prac-
ticing landings at the Okeechobee
County airport and flying patterns
in the Polish TS-11 Iskra jet trainer,
when the engine failed.
"The engine cut out on us. We
knew we couldn't make it back
to the airport," he said. The plane
was about 1,000 feet up and trav-
eling around 108 knots (about 125
mph) when the engine stopped.
Putting the plane down on the
road seemed the best option. It
landed on the two-lane highway
near S.W 34th Terrace, and slid
nearly half a mile before coming
to a rest just west of S.W 24th


Rotary
Continued From Page 1

ing saves 30 percent in energy
savings; 35 to 50 percent in C02
savings; 35 to 50 percent in water
use savings; and 50 to 90 percent
in waste cost savings.
In the United States alone,
buildings account for: 65 percent
of electricity consumption; 36
percent of energy use; 30 percent
of greenhouse gas emissions; 30
percent of raw materials use; 30
percent of waste output (136 mil-
lion tons annually); and 12 per-


OUA
Continued From Page 1

-the Racetrac service station on
S.R. 70 E. Originally the owner of
water system bought water from
OUA and resold it to homes in the
area. In 2004, OUA took over the
water system.
Board members received
an updated version of the pro-
posed employee manual. At next
month's meeting they will take
action on the manual.
Turning to other action, the
board voted to purchase a one
half ton truck for the water treat-
ment plant for $15,000, another


County
Continued From Page 1

permit and assist the road depart-
ment with construction manage-
ment and engineering services.
Turning to the health depart-
Iment building on N.W Ninth Av-
enue, the lease that the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(DCF) has on the southern part
of the building expires in June of
2009. The terms of the contract
state that written renewals must
by signed by both parties not less
.than 14 months prior to the end
of the term. The commission will
be discussing whether or not to
renew the contract. If they do not
renew, DCF is asking to terminate
-the agreement early.
In other items, the board is ex-
pected to:
*issue a proclamation honor-
ing Gene O'Neill for his services
;to the county as emergency op-
-erations director and wishing him
an enjoyable retirement;
*proclaim the month of April
to be Water Conservation Month
in Okeechobee County;
*receive a certificate of ap-
preciation for supporting the


Street.
"Thank goodness the road
wasn't too crowded," said Mr.
Jeffrey. "We went over the top of
a big truck as we were slowing
down to touch down."
He added that the drivers "did
a good job getting out of our
way."
"We tried to get the landing
gear down, but we couldn't. As
it turned out, it was probably bet-
ter that we landed on the belly.
The plane probably stopped a lot
faster," he said.
"We need to figure out why the
engine stopped," he said. "There
was fairly minimal damage to the
plane."
Mr. Littlefield, an experienced
pilot, had recently purchased the
jet. The plane was built in the
1970s in the Soviet block as a
fighter jet trainer.
He said although he has "many
thousands of hours" flying experi-
ence, he needed an instructor to
check him out on the jet.
"To fly one of these legally,
you need an instructor's recom-
mendation and have a check out
flight," he explained.


cent of potable water consump-
tion.
The USBGC created the Lead-
ership in Energy and Environ-
mental Design (LEED) system
which scores buildings based on
five different criteria for certifying
the buildings as to their level of
being Green.
They score the buildings based
on four levels: certified; silver;
gold; and platinum.
According to the USBGC, En-
vironmental benefits to Green
Building are: to enhance and pro-
tect ecosystems and biodiversity;
improve air and water quality;
reduce solid waste; and conserve


half ton truck for the wastewater
treatment plant for $18,500 and
a one ton maintenance service
truck for about $45,000 depend-
ing on the cost of the utility ser-
vice body. These were budgeted
expenses. The current budget al-
lows for four vehicles to be pur-
chased. Through previous board
action, one vehicle had already
been purchased.
The board also received the fi-
nancial report for the period end-
ing March 31.
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2008 Okeechobee County Family
Health and Safety Expo;
*consider a request to use the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center for the 2009 Family Health
and Safety Expo;
*consider expenditure of up to
$5,000 for treatment/urinalysis of
indigent participants in the coun-
ty drug court for the fiscal year
2007-2008:
*approve a change order to
Dickerson Florida, Inc., for reha-
bilitation work at the airport;
*award a contract to AVCON,
Inc. for professional engineering
services for runway improve-
ments;
amend previous action and
purchase a John Deere loader
from John Deere Retail Sales of
Moline, IL rather than Everglades
Farm Equipment Company;
*consider remaining a par-
ticipant in the Highlands County
Home Consortium;
*appoint one member to the
affordable housing advisory com-
mittee;
*rescind a previous bid for tile
work at fire station 1; and,
*approve payment of the
Okeechobee County Fire Control
Assessment to the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consum-
er Services.


Mr. Littlefield is from Boyn-
ton Beach. He said they flew to
Okeechobee because he planned
to base the plane at the Okeecho-
bee airport.
"I probably still will," he add-
ed.
"The plane had been sitting for
several years before I bought it,"
he said. "We had been going over
the engine, checking everything
out."
The thought the plane was in
good running order, he added.
As deputies from the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office re-
routed traffic to detour around
the crash site, officials pondered
over the best way to move a 5,500
lb. jet with a 33-foot wingspan.
"We had to keep the plane in
place until we had approval from
the FAA (Federal Aviation Au-
thority) and the NTSB (National
Traffic Safety Board)," explained
Okeechobee Airport and Indus-
trial Authority Manager Vernon
Gray. "About 8 p.m. we got ap-
proval to move the plane. We
used Rick's Crane and BMJ Tow-
ing, and the owner's mechanic
drove in to help.


natural resources.
Economic benefits are: reduc-
ing operating costs; enhancing
asset value and profits; improving
employee productivity and satis-
faction; and optimizing life-cycle
economic performance.
Health and community ben-
efits are: to improve air, thermal,
and acoustic environments; to
enhance occupant comfort and
health; minimize strain on local
infrastructure; and contribute to
overall quality of life.
There are several rating sys-
tems within the LEED, including
systems for: new construction;'
existing buildings; commercial
interiors; core and shell; schools;
retail; healthcare; homes; and
neighborhood development.
The LEED scores in five areas:
sustainable sites; efficient water
use; energy and atmosphere; ma-
terials and resources; and indoor
environmental quality. Buildings
can also receive additional points
for innovation, going above and
beyond standards.
The cost for a Green Building
has been shown to only have
a construction premium of 1.8
percent more than a code built


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"The critical part of lifting
an airplane is where to put the
straps," Mr. Gray explained. The
weight has to be balanced, so the
mechanic's expertise and knowl-
edge of the plane was important.
"When we got it off the ground
a couple of feet, at which point
the right landing gear came down
and locked," he continued.
He said they maneuvered the
plane onto a lowboy truck, on top
of tires, and secured it.
"We had to put it on at an an-
gle," Mr. Gray said.
Accompanied by a police es-
cort, they slowed "paraded it" to
the airport.
Due to the wingspan, the dep-
uties had to clear the road in front
of the truck that was hauling the
airplane.
When the got to the airport,
another operation was necessary
to get the plane inside the fence.
With the wings attached, the
plane was too wide to fit through
the airport gate.
"We put the crane inside the
airport fence on the north side
of the terminal," Mr. Gray said.
"They backed the lowboy as close


building. This cost is returned to
the developer/owner within three
years due to the bottom line sav-
ings with an annual return on in-
vestment of 25 to 40 percent in 20
to 30 years.
Gains are constantly being
made in the Green Building area
as individuals and companies are
striving to make the environment
a more friendly place for the fu-
ture.
Ways that you can help live
green are: to use less toxic chemi-
cals in your home; recycle as
much as possible; change out
your incandescent lightbulbs to
LED lights; take reusable bags
with you to the store; recycle your
office paper; and to buy Energy
Star products.
These are just some of the
ways you can make a difference.
For more information about
Green Building and the LEED sys-
tem, visit www.usgbc.org.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
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reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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as they could to the fence. Larry
(Littlefield) got into the cockpit."
They once again lifted the
plane with the sling attached the
crane.
Mr. Gray said Mr. Littlefield was
able to get the left landing gear
down and the nose landing gear
down.
"They slung the airplane with
Larry in it over the fence," Mr.
Gray said.
He said they finished this op-
eration around midnight.
The FAA will investigate the
reason for the engine failure, he
said.
He said the way things worked
out it was a "miracle on S.R. 70"
that no one was injured.
"When you think about how
much traffic is usually on that
road that time of day, it really was
a miracle there were so few cars
and that they were able to land
safely," he said.
He also credited the pilots' skill
in controlling the crash, and quick
thinking on the part of the drivers
who suddenly found themselves
sharing a road with a jet plane.
"When they first came down,
they landed right in front of a
pickup truck," said Mr. Gray. "The
driver slammed on the brakes."
As the plane skidded down the
road on its belly, with sparks flying
from the metal scraping the pave-
ment, oncoming cars swerved to
the right or pulled off the road.


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"Just before the plane stopped,
there was a cement truck coming
towards them," Mr. Gray said.
"The truck veered to the right and
the plane veered to the right and
they were able to avoid a colli-
sion."
Mr. Gray also credited all of the
rescue personnel who responded
to the scene.
"The firefighters, deputies,
highway patrol, EMTs -- everyone
did an excellent job," he said.
As soon as they arrived on the
scene, the firefighters sprayed
foam on the airplane. Mr. Gray
said this is standard operating
procedure in case there is a fuel
leak.
Emergency officials secured
the scene and rerouted traffic
around the area (using S.W. 24th
Avenue, S.W 16th Street and
S.W 48th Avenue as a detour) for
about four hours until they could
move the plane.
Mr. Gray said the damage to
the plane was minimal consider-
ing the circumstances. He said
there is some damage to one wing
-- which hit a fence pole -- and the
metal on the bottom of the plane
will have to be replaced.
"The cost of moving it to the
airport will probably be more ex-
pensive than repairing the dam-
age to the plane," he said.


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Plea deal reached in fatal crash case


By Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News
A Highlands County woman,
whose blood alcohol level was
nearly twice the legal limit when
she was involved in a fatal crash
last April, pled no contest to felo-
ny charges last month in Sebring
in the death of a Palm Beach Gar-
dens man on State Road 70.
Brenda Sue Oberdier Martinez,
50, pled no contest on March 5 to
charges of DUI manslaughter and
the prosecutors dropped addi-
tional charges of DUI with prop-
erty damage and DUI with serious
bodily injury she had originally
faced.
Charles J. Polovny, 62, of North
Palm Beach Gardens, died April
14 after the accident on State
Road 70 about a mile west of
Route 721.
The crash also seriously in-
jured, Leanne Polovny, 54.
The press release on the crash
stated Martinez was operating a
2005 Chevrolet Malibu and Mr.
Polovny was operating a Honda
motorcycle, both east bound
when Polovny attempted to pass
the Chevrolet.
Martinez made an improper
lane change and sideswiped the
motorcycle.
Both of those on the motorcy-
cle were thrown from the motor-
cycle. The motorcycle slammed
into a guard rail.
Martinez and her passenger,
Cirilio Martinez, 50, were not hurt
in the accident.
The crash report stated both
occupants of the motorcycle
were wearing .motorcycle hel-
mets. Brenda Martinez was not
wearing her seat belt.
Martinez entered her plea to
DUI manslaughter charges and
faces significant prison time when
she is sentenced in Highlands Cir-
cuit Court in May.
FHP stated the woman was
obviously impaired a the time of
the crash and had also acted irate
at the accident scene.
Martinez's blood alcohol was
measure at .155.


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Man gets jail time for
thefts involving cattle
A 35-year-old St. Lucie County
man entered a no contest plea to
second degree grand theft, orga-
nized fraud of over $50,000, and
third degree grand theft after he
reached a deal with prosecutors
over the theft of 117 cows last
week.
John Englehart, was arrested
last June on numerous counts
of grand theft after he reportedly
sold calves owned by his em-
ployer John Cairns, a dentist who
resides in Port St. Lucie.
Englehart never paid his em-
ployer the proceeds from the sale
of the livestock that took place
during auctions at the Okeecho-
bee Livestock Market in early
2007, authorities alleged.
Sheriff investigators in both
Okeechobee and St. Lucie County
worked together on this investiga-
tion.
Assistant State Attorney Jenni-
fer Day said Englehart will have to
make restitution to the victim in
this case, and that this consider-
ation was a key in her decision to
agree to the plea deal.
Englehart received one year in
jail and 15 years probation. He
will back in court on June 23 to
determine how much he should


repay his victim. Day said restitu-
tion would exceed $100,000.
"We were mainly looking at
more jail time at first but the main
concern is restitution. 15 years
probation will give him the time
to repay the victim."
Ms. Day said the victim was
okay with the plea agreement.
She noted Dr. Cairns has present-
ed all the receipts of how much
the thefts have financially impact-
ed him.
Ms. Day noted Mr. Englehart
pled no contest in a second case
where he allegedly leased land
that he didn't own for cattle graz-
ing in St. Lucie County.
"He basically lease land that
wasn't his to lease," she noted.

Local mother sent to
prison for accident
that killed child
A ten year sentence was hand-
ed down March 20 against Eulonio
Urbano for a 1996 traffic accident
on U.S. 98 north that claimed the
life of her infant child.
Urbano pled no contest to
charges of driving with a sus-
pended license in an accident
with death or serious injury. She
received a sentence of 120.45
months, which amounts to 10
years and 14 days.
"Naturally you feel sorry for
someone who lost her child," As-
sistant State Attorney Ashley Al-
bright said, "We feel justice was
done."
Ms. Urbano received credit for
seven months and 28 days she
has served in the Okeechobee
County Jail.
The sentence imposed in this
case will run concurrently with
a charge of violation of proba-
tion for battery upon a law en-
forcement officer. Urbano was
sentenced to two years and six
months for that case.
The case was delayed for a
time due to a clerical error in the
court system. Urbano was cited
for just a misdemeanor. Albright
said they had to have that case
dismissed in county court before


they could re-file the case as a
felony charge in circuit court.
Albright noted Urbano was
at fault in the traffic crash near
Mitchell Road that involved a trac-
tor trailer. He noted there was
evidence of illegal narcotics in
the driver's system. He noted they
could not prove the driver was
impaired, however.

Man accused of double
murders swallows
razor blade in jail
An Alabama man who has
waited nearly five years to go on
trial for a double murder, might
of attempted suicide last month
when he swallowed a razor blade
in his cell at the Henry County
Jail.
The Dothan Eagle reported
that Michael Harrison, escaped
serious injury when he swallowed
the razor blade on purpose.
Harrison faces first degree
murder charges and possibly the
death penalty for the homicides
of Marvin Gillis, 32, and Tish Ann
Glennon Gillis, 19, which oc-
curred in September, 2003.
Tish Ann Glennon Gillis was a
resident of Okeechobee, Florida.
Mr. Harrison was scheduled to
go on trial on April 9 in Abbeville,
Alabama. He has pled not guilty
by reason of mental disease or
defect, to these crimes. He alleg-
edly shot the newlywed couple in
a dispute over an RV trailer.
Henry County Sheriff Will
Maddox did not return phone
calls seeking comment.
The report in the Eagle stated
Mr. Harrison had extracted a
blade from a safety razor that
is supplied to inmates for their
shaving needs. The safety razors
are retrieved from inmates and a
count is taken, but the jailer ap-
parently failed to notice the miss-
ing blade.
The incident did result in Har-
rison missing a hearing in the
case on April 1. Circuit Judge
Lawson Little refused to grant a
continuance in the trial for medi-
cal reasons.


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
ATVS: Regarding the ATVs tearing up the yards, the fact of the mat-
ter is, they probably won't get caught. This is nothing new, however
the fact that it happened to an 84 year old woman makes it that much
more disturbing. I've even had this happen where I live in Treasure
Island. A kid came ripping down the road a did about six donuts in my
neighbor's lawn. It was about 2am. It seemed random but Ifound it
strange that they picked that lawn, its not the only open grass lawn.in
the area. I guess its just fun because its a rush of adrenaline and odds
are they won't ever get caught. Same with the smashing of mailboxes.
On All Hallows Eve 2003 we had a group of kids in a truck come
down the road and pick up a realtor sign and smash my grandmoth-
er's mailbox. So, my uncle got a clever idea. He filled a new mailbox
with cement and erected it right beside her mailbox. A week later the
same kids came down the road, bat at the ready, and when they hit
this mailbox the bat broke and I'm pretty sure some kind of injury oc-
cured. Either way it hasn't happened since.
LIAR: I just had to answer the fellow who jumped all over Mrs.
Clinton. He is talking about a politician being a liar when the President
of the United States is the greatest political liar ever known and he
didn't mention that. I am sure the Mrs. Clinton couldn't even come
close to him when it comes to lying. Could it be possible that the fel-
low who made those comments is a Republican?
THANK YOU: I would just like to thank Pet Paradise Boarding for
the outstanding job they did with my pets. I never had them boarded
before and they just did a wonderful job. I hope they do a good job
for this community.
TRAIN STATION: I see they have put a fence around the old jail
and I don't think anybody used it for anything and it occurred to me
that if they can fence the old jail then they can do something that
somebody could use concerning the train station. We old folks tend
to travel to see our grandkids, sisters and cousins, but now that the
,,gasoline has gotten so expensive that we cannot afford to buy, so we
have to take the train. And while we are taking the train if someone
drops us off we are there for two to three hours at a time. We need a
facility with a bathroom and a water fountain. They say that the train
will be there at a certain time so we get there at that time and it's an
hour or two before we can leave and there is no where to get a drink
of water or a bathroom to use, and if we leave the train might leave
before we come back so we are just stuck between a rock and a hard
place. And I know between the young folks and the elders we could
look around and see that the old folks need this. I think we can make
this happen and it would be a blessing to us old folks and I think the
Lord will smile on us all.
THROW HIM A BONE: I heard on the news that Clinton balanced
the nation's budget and had some left over; however, he did not have
to deal with 9/11, several bad hurricanes, tornados, floods in the south
or the war, so give President Bush a break. He has had a tough time
being our president.
BEEKEEPERS: I am trying to find out if there is a beekeeper in the
area of Okeechobee? I have bees that I need collected. Editor's note:
We suggest you contact the Okeechobee County Extension Office at
863-763-6469.
UNFAIR LABEL: I read a comment in speak out with "meth" and
marijauna being compared as equals, she wanted to know how kids
afford "pot". They afford it the same way they do tobacco, alcohol,
and whatever else. Meth is tearing apart the U.S. and people die, steal
and kill to get it. Marijuana cannot kill anyone and has peaceful users.
Talk to your kids about responsible alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana
use. My parents did and I was responsible at parties, etc. That ap-
proach doesn't push them into using more. I do not support the use
of any these substances by teens, and wish I had the answer to stop
them. I do support responsible use of marijuana for persons over 21
years of age, as do many Americans. Many adults would rather smoke
than drink alcohol and they should have that right. Barney Frank (D
Mass) will soon introduce federal legislation to decriminalize marijua-
na (not legalize). See (http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7563).
There are over 1 million prisoners in jail at an annual expense to tax-
payers of $10 billion for simple marijuana possession.
GLOBAL WARMING: I have a theory. Could it be possible that
the astronauts make holes in our atmosphere and is causing all the
destruction in the world? We have so many tornados, hurricanes,
treacherous rain causing all the destruction. Flooding, and wind push-
ing all the global warming and pollution downward. Scientist have
been wrong before.
DRIVERS: In response to the comment about Florida drivers, you
have to understand that most of the "drivers" in this state, are not from
here! They moved here. So, they got the driver training elsewhere. Just
because it has a Florida tag, does not mean they are from here.
RED LIGHTS: The number of people running red lights here has
become as bad as on the coast. I pass through the center of town
every day and without failure a car runs the light in one direction or
the other every day. I knew it was just a matter of time, a week or so
ago as I came upon the intersection an accident happened, a t-bone.
Due to the damage of the car I could see one of them was traveling
very fast. Not once have I observed the city cops on the lookout for
red light runners during the "rush hour" at any intersection. Saturday,
while driving south on Eagle Bay road, a car with two young females
obviously, not content with driving the posted 35 mph, went flying by
me they had to be doing 55 to 60mph. I was hoping one of the mo-
torcycle cops was hiding in wait for her. Unfortunately not! A ticket at
her age with the speed she was going would have been costly to her
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Letters to the Editor


The Future Train
When children all over the
world climb aboard the future
train and head off for tomorrow,
will Florida's children be left at
the station? Florida's leaders ap-
pear bent on making sure that
happens.
Consider their enthusiasm for
a constitutional amendment to
abolish property taxes for schools.
Then consider their slashing hun-
dreds of millions of dollars from
the school budget. Their actions
and words speak loudly of their
intentions.
Their actions imply a willful
and deliberate effort to bankrupt
Florida's public education system.
Their words speak of economic
necessity during hard times. We
can't raise taxes, they say, so we
must cut spending.
If economics are the root


cause of their actions, then Flor-
ida's leaders are proposing the
economic equivalent of eating
the seed corn.
We must wait for better times,
they say, before we can spend
more on education. Meanwhile,
we must cut the budget and try
to get by.
Children don't have the luxury
of waiting. Their time is short and
their window of opportunity brief.
Each child's ticket for the future
train expires quickly.
When has a community ever
been so set on giving its children
less than its elders received as
children? Floridians seem deter-
mined to do just that.
Florida's voters solidly back
their leaders on reducing proper-
ty taxes. Just recently, they over-
whelmingly endorsed property
tax reductions for local govern-
ments. There is little doubt they


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 9
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited to
attend.

Thursday, April 10
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI International Genealogical Index-, Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone inter-
ested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at
863-697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome, For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. 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 lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth
and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the
word at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.


will do the same for school prop-
erty taxes.
A lot of Floridians don't live
in a community. They live in a
condo or a subdivision or a trail-
er. Florida is just a place where
they ended up and they have no
attachment to nor concern for its
past or future.
For its children however, Flor-
ida is where they start and its fu-
ture is their immediate concern. If
they are to avoid just ending up
somewhere, they must catch the
future train before it leaves.
Florida is a Republican state
with a Republican governor and
legislature. They are true believers
in reducing taxes and cutting gov-
ernment down to size. Whether
those tactics will work in the pres-
ent crisis is an open question.
Republicans are facing a real
challenge to their anti-tax, anti-
government philosophy. With the


economy tanking, they need these
tax cuts to succeed spectacularly.
If the cuts don't work, they may
lose several generations of voters
like they did in 1932.
Florida's children can't vote
and, all too often, their parents
don't vote. Whether Florida's vot-
ers will follow their leaders over
this tax cut cliff next November
remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, the future train is
leaving the station and when it
leaves it never returns. None who
miss it ever see it again. And none
who miss it ever catch up with
those who don't.
If our children get left at the
station, the rest of us will be there
with them. Their future and ours
are inseparable. If they miss the
future train, so will we all.
Peter Rebmann


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.

Friends of the Library book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book sale will run Thursday,
April 10 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m; to
5:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hard cover
books are $2. Paperbacks: $1, Children's hard cover: $1, Children's
paperbacks: $.50. DVD's are $1. Library discards are half price. On
Saturday, a box of books will be $5 and a bag of books will be $2. This
is a major fund-raiser for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library. For
more information please call the library at 863-763-3536.

Nutritional analysis class offered
CRA Nutritional analysis class will be held, Monday, April 14 at
5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The class will
be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For more information call 863-763-
4320.

Earth Day celebration set
Celebrate Earth Day at DuPuis Management Area on April 19. The
theme is "Protect Wild Florida" and it features and up close view of
Florida's wildlife brought by Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. There will
be food, and drinks, booths and lots of activities for the kids, even a
presentation on endangered Red Cockaded Woodpeckers and the ef-
forts that are being made to bring back these birds. For information
call 1-800-432-2045 ext.3339.

Red Cross class dates slated
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering the following
classes in April: Monday, April 21 Infant/Child CPR; Thursday, April
24 First Aid Basics. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. and all classes
will be held at the branch office. To register, or for more information
please stop by their office located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. or call 863-
763-2488.

CCC to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Shared
Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday,
April 22, at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee School
Board Office. Guest speakers will be, Positive Behavior Support Pro-
gram Pam Chandler and Cathleen Blair, Healthy Start Becky Smith
and New Horizons Pam Stierwalt. This meeting is open to the public.
For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext.257.

Chuch holds car show
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church will hold their Fourth Annual Car
Show on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church. Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, New and Old. There will
be a $5 registration fee for each car entry at the door. There will be
trophies awarded, door prizes, lunch, snack and drinks for sale. For
information call 863-467-7604 or 863-634-8964.

Habitat plans yard sale
Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee County Inc. is going to have a
yard sale on April 26 and is in desperate need of donations. If you
would like to donate items please call Shirley at 863-467-6484 Carol
at 863-357-2536


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Church News in Brief


All day scrapbooking
party planned
An all-day scrapbooking crop
will be held on Saturday, April
19, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
at the First Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. All levels of
scrapbookers are welcome.
Please bring a covered dish if
you are interested in participating
in our pot luck luncheon.
We are also having a "Punch
Your Art Out" day, complete with
a demonstration and free use of
an assortment of various types of
punches to enhance your scrap-
booking, cardmaking and craft
projects.
Carolyn Jones will be available
to assist you with your scrapbook-
ing questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served
and there will be plenty of door
prizes. Bring any scrapbook pag-
es on which you are currently
working.
For more information call
Joan at 863-467-0290 or Carolyn
at 863-634-1885.
BHR Church holds
personal growth group
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, has a
Personal Growth Group which
takes a more definite direction.


If you think you are
experiencing symptoms of'
depression or anxiety, this support
group is for you.
Meetings are held every
Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m. at
the church.
For information contact, Tony
Santamarina at 863-467-5474 or
Jo Norris at 863-746-5152.

Children's 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 863-763-4021.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health
Support group meets on the sec-
ond and fourth Thursday of the
month at 6 p.m. on Martin County
Grade. Call 772-597-0463.
For more information. Family
members are welcome.


Church van offers
transportation
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for
students in grades first through
sixth and in grades seventh
through 12".
Programs are from 6:30 8
p.m. Wednesday nights.
The church van will pick
children up and take them
home. For information, call
863-801-4307.
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.
Outreach Center
offers service
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 clays a week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Catholic religious
education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for
children.
Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are
now being accepted.
Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will
be held every Sunday from 11:30
a.m. until 12:35 p.m.
For information, call the parish
office at 863-763-3727.
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
abuse.
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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863-467-5714.


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Seacoast supports Hospice
Seacoast National Bank sponsored a team and station to support the Hospice Fun Shoot
at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday, April 5. Those in attendance were, Mark Smith-
Seacoast President, Billy Dean, Teresa Chandler, John Macchia.

Obituaries
Catherine Schwemle since moving from Morrisville, grandchildren and 13 great great
Penn., in 1989. She was retired grandchildren.
Catherine Schwemle, age 91 from Whitman's Candies. Internment will be in Green-
of Okeechobee died April 2, 2008 She is survived by her daughter, mount Cemetery in Philadelphia,
in the Fort Pierce Health Care Rosemary Chandler of Okeecho- Penn.
Center, Fort Pierce. She was born bee and Brunswick, Maine; son, Yates Funeral Home and Cre-
in Philadelphia, Penn., and had Louis J. Perrone of Chandler, matory, Ft. Pierce has charge of
made her home in Okeechobee Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, 35 great the arrangements.

Today in History


Today is Wednesday, April 9,
the 100th day of 2008. There are
266 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On April 9, 1865, Confederate
Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered
his army to Union Gen. Ulysses
S. Grant at Appomattox Court
House in Virginia.
On this date:
In 1682, French explorer Rob-
ert de La Salle claimed the Missis-
sippi River Basin for France.
In 1939, singer Marian Ander-
son performed a concert at the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington
after she was denied the use of
Constitution Hall by the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution.
In 1940, during World War II,
Germany invaded Denmark and
Norway.
In 1942, American and Phil-
ippine defenders on Bataan ca-
pitulated to Japanese forces; the
surrender was followed by the
notorious Bataan Death March
which claimed thousands of
lives.
In 1947, a series of tornadoes
in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas
claimed 181 lives.
In 1959, NASA announced
the selection of America's first
seven astronauts: Scott Carpen-
ter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn,
Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan
Shepard and Donald Slayton.
In 1965, the newly built As-
trodome in Houston featured its


first baseball game, an exhibition
between the Astros and the New
York Yankees. (The Astros won,
2-1, in 12 innings.)
In 1983, the space shuttle
Challenger ended its first mission
with a safe landing at Edwards Air
Force Base in California.
In 1988, pro-Iranian Shiite
Muslim hijackers who had seized
a Kuwait Airways jetliner on April
5 killed one of their hostages as
the plane sat on the ground in
Larnaca, Cyprus.
In 2005, Britain's Prince
Charles married longtime love
Camilla Parker Bowles, who took
the title Duchess of Cornwall.
Ten years ago: The National
Prisoner of War Museum opened
in Andersonville, Ga., the site of
the infamous Civil War prison
camp. More than 150 Muslims
died in a stampede which oc-
curred on the last day of the an-
nual pilgrimage to the holy city of
Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Five years ago: Jubilant Iraq-
is celebrated the collapse of Sadd-
am Hussein's regime, beheading
a toppled statue of their longtime
ruler in downtown Baghdad and
embracing American troops as
liberators. In Afghanistan, a U.S.
warplane called in to support al-
lied Afghans under fire mistak-
enly bombed a house, killing 11
civilians.
One year ago: Tens of thou-
sands of Shiites marched in Iraq
to demand that U.S. forces leave


their country; some ripped apart
American flags and tromped
across a Stars and Stripes rug.
President Bush visited the U.S.-
Mexico border to tout a guest
worker program for immigrants.
Today's Birthdays: Playboy
magazine founder Hugh Hefner
is 82. Naturalist Jim Fowler is 76.
Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo is 75.
Actress Michael Learned is 69.
Country singer Margo Smith is 66.
Country singer Hal Ketchum is
55. Actor Dennis Quaid is 54. Hu-
morist Jimmy Tingle is 53. Golfer
Severiano Ballesteros is 51. Coun-
try musician Dave Innis (Restless
Heart) is 49. Actress-sports report-
er Lisa Guerrero is 44. Actress-
model Paulina Porizkova is 43.
Actress Cynthia Nixon is 42. Rock
singer Kevin Martin (Candlebox)
is 39. Rock singer Gerard Way (My
Chemical Romance) is 31. Ac-
tress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 29.
Rock musician Albert Hammond
Jr. (The Strokes) is 28. Actor Ryan
Northcott is 28. Actor-singer Jesse
McCartney is 21. Actress Kristen
Stewart is 18. Actress Elle Fanning
is 10.
Thought for Today: "It is
indeed difficult to define just who
the 'modern man' is, and what
views he has to hold in order to be
modern." Josiah Royce, Ameri-
can philosopher (1855-1916).


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Okeechobee Spotlight


Home dedication
planned
Everyone is invited to the dedi-
cation of Annette Russell, Sean
Russell and Mike Russell's new
Habitat for Humanity home. To
be held on Saturday, April 12 at
10 a.m. at 1680 N.W 45th Ter-
race, Playland Park, Okeecho-
bee.
The Russell family and HFHOC
would like to take this opportu-
nity to Thank our sub contrac-
tors: Gene Woods, Carl Maxwell
Electrical Contractors, LLC, Qual-
ity Air Conditioning & Heating,
Maguire's Bobcat Service, Big
Lake Roofing, West Coast Insu-
lation, Echols Plumbing, Austin
Sewer & Septic and Crystal Clear
Water Conditioning, LLC.
These companies have helped
make the dream of a new home
come true providing great pricing
by reducing their material and/or
labor costs on this new home.
Many other companies, orga-
nizations and volunteers stepped
up to the plate to complete this
mission. We thank them all.
If you have any questions
about your local Habitat for Hu-
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please call the office at 863-357-
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Kindness appreciated
I would like to thank my many
friends in this great Okeechobee
area for their help in helping me
cope with the loss of my dear
husband, Mike Kennedy. The
kindness and compassion shown
to us was wonderful.
Many thanks to everyone for
their prayers, tears, hugs and
generous gifts. They eased a dif-
ficult time.
Special thanks to: EMT's --


Jack and Dale, the staff at Rauler-
son Hospital, the angels of Hos-
pice, the gentle staff of Buxton
Funeral Home, Betty Boop, Mag-
gie and Frank, and the wonderful
patrons of the Iron Eagle, the Cy-
press Hut Eagles Aerie 4509, and
finally those who participated in
Mikes last ride, in person or in
spirit. To all I thank you.
Mrs. Mike (Linda) Ken-
nedy

Volunteers thanked
The Salvation Army Kettle
Fund Bell Ringers and the Sal-
vation Army want to thank the
wonderful people in this area
for their contribution this past
Christmas season.
The kettles were placed
throughout our community and
with the donations we were able
to meet the kettle fund goal.
The needs of the unfortunate
far outreach the funds from the
"kettles" but we know we did
make a dent with our collec-
tions.
We want to thank the busi-
nesses that offered space for our
bell ringing and their employees
that rang the bells: USAVE, Waste
Management, Fountain of Life
Church, Walgreens, National City
Bank, Wal-Mart, Seacoast Nation-
al Bank, CVS Drug, Tucker Group
Realty, Okeechobee Sheriff's Of-
fice, Golden Corral Restaurant,
Wemmer Orthodontist, Cassels
and McCall, Winn Dixie, Publix.
The following volunteers are
the individuals donating their
time to ring the bells so we could
reach our goal: Linda Abrams,
Delores Anchors, James/Patty
Armstrong, Hatty Bannett, Glo-
ria Basscher, Merrille Bergland,
Brother Joe and Belinda Bishop,
Dewey Bouton, Karen Bow-
ers, Wayne/Lou Brown, Janet
Brunet, Rex/Lea Byrn, Joann


Cane, Joyce Cane, Vaughn/Betty
Caudill, Stomy Clark and family,
Fred/Deb Covert, Wesley Cox,
Dolly Moss, Dee Cunningham,
Raye Deusinger, Melodic Earles,
William Fager, Phylis Fish, Lola
Fortner, Marsha Fryman, Kip
Gardner, Don/Ann Gutermuth,
George Guydosh, Marilyn Had-
ley, Jane Hall, Lydia Hall, Pat Hall,
Irene/Jen Hartzog, Jean Harvey,
Don Howard, Elsie Landers, Ben/
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Eleanor Milkie, Hoyte Moore,
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Fishermen
appreciated
On behalf of Seacoast Na-
tional Bank, I would like to thank
all of the fishermen who par-
ticipated in our 6th Annual Bass
Tournament to Benefit the March
of Dimes on Saturday Feb. 23. I
would also like to thank all of the
spectators who came out in the
afternoon to watch the weigh-
in and boy did we see some Big
Fish!
I would also like to thank
Advanced Engraving and the
Stitchin' Post who donated the


plaque for the Biggest Fish, Jim
Fowler for his assistance with
the weigh-in and Billy Dean of
WOKC who served as Master of
Ceremonies. A highlight of the
afternoon was the appearance of
United Home Builders Bass Pro
Steve Daniel who assisted Billy
and interviewed the winning
team members in front of the
crowd. Thank you to Steve and
United Home Builders' generous
donation of a guided fishing trip
for two as an additional way to
help the March of Dimes in their
efforts to raise money locally.
We had a beautiful day and
I am grateful to all of the mem-
bers of our community that help
us support such a worthy cause.
Thank you!
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
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If You Can't
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; ": 'l I will INFUSE it!
's I will SEW it!
I will BOND it!
Thin, I will FILL it!
Bald Spot, I will COVER itl
And No One Will
Barbara Gonzalez Know Itl
SO CAP USA 2
Hair Extension 863-357-1270
Certified Specialist 143 N.W. 36th Street
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"We make decorating easy"
Tile Wood Vinyl Carpet
Area Rugs Window Coverings
Wall Coverings
Residential & Commercial
Free Home Estimates
818 S. Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-763-6554



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HEALTH
Need Help To Quit Smoking? I
Let Us Help You Todayl
Nicotine Patch, Gum & Lozenges At
No Cost To You!
Quit Smoking Now Classes
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Okee County Public Library
Time: 5:30 pm 6:30prm
Phone: (863) 462-5781


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Overgrown Lots, Fields &
Subdivisions
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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License # 457


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A.M.J. Concrete
Contractors Inc.
Framing, siding, painting,
driveways, remodels
State Lic., Insured, Bonded
FREE estimates
Call Chris Gillaspy
(863) 697-8757
State License #CRC1329417




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Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
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The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, April 4, through Thursday, April 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "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 II "Nims Island" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Drillbit Taylor" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
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All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!


OWNERS RETIRING
& RELOCATING
Therefore, We Sell at a Total
ABSOLUTE AUCTION
Sat, April 12th, l1:00am
B &J Auto Machine
Full Machine Shop
6299 So S.R. 29
LaBelle, 33935
Fly Wheel & Rod Cap Grinders
Boring Bars & Valve
Tumblers/Hoists
Rod Heaters/Hot Tanks/Seat
Grinders
Rod Hones and Mandrels
Piston Press/Stands/ Pneu Press's
Master Head Surfacer/ Bench
Grinders
Air Compressors/ Air & Hand Tools
Shop Carts/Tool Boxes/Parts
Loads of Inspection Equip
Speciality Tooling
Nitrous Transfer Sys
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



AUCTION Partnership Disso-
lution 652-Acres Divided &
Equipment. Sat., April 26,
11am Turner County, GA.
This property sells in tracts,
combinations of tracts or as
a whole. 13 tracts with large
& small tracts, 200-acres in
CRP Longleaf & Slash pines
receive Federal payments.
Mature pines on the proper-
ty, 35-acre lake & 7-acre
pond, quaint cabin on lake.
Pasture land ready for hay or
cultivation. Over 6,160 ft. of
frontage on Lee Road. Also
selling a long list of farm &
construction equipment.
Terms: Pay 20% down, 10%
buyer's premium. SPECIAL
FINANCING FROM SELLER:
7.9%, call for complete
terms. GAL#2034.
(800)479-1763 John Dixon
Assoc. www.johndix-
on.comrn
Land & Timber Auction -
3,304+/- Acres offered in
46 Tracts. Located in Walton
& Okaloosa Counties, FL and
Escambia Co., AL. Land for
hunting, timber and potential
home sites, near Fort Walton
Beach, FL. Saturday, May 3,
10:00 AM. For more infor-
mation, got to schraderauc-
tion.com or call
800)451-2709. Schrader
eal Estate & Auction Co.,
Rex Schrader:
BK#3208604.


CREMATORIUM NICHE -
Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
$750. (302)747-7766
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds


CANOE Found along river
Please call (239)728-5481


LAB RETRIEVER MIX female,
red coat, vic. of Ft. Drum off
of 342nd. REWARD!
(863)697-1339
MIXED PUPPY Black
w/bobbed tail, front white
paws. Elm St. Approx 3/14/08.
Please call (863)673-0696
ROTTWEILER female, 8 yrs.
old, gentle, needs meds, vie.
of Ft. Drum off of 342nd. RE-
WARD! (863)697-1339


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XBOX 360 W/Superman de-
signer face, Nintendo Wii &
several games $300 RE-
WARD! (863)673-4328
YELLOW COW DOG female,
SW section, no collar, mixed
breed, lost 3/24 Call
(863)763-7571


BEAGLES -2 Females 1 M
Walker, 1 Male & 1 Female
Blue Tick, 1 Male Pit Mix to
good homes (561)441-5108
BLACK LAB Male, 8 mo.
w/papers. Very loving. House-
broken. Needs a good home!
(863)763-2957
GREAT DOG 1/2 Chihuahua,
1/2 Italian Greyhound, 11 mo
old, needs attention & room
to play. (863)261-4253 aft 7
KITTENS- free to good homes.
Ready to go 4/12/08
(863)801-3298
LAB MIX PUPPIES to good
loving home, 10 wks., get
along with cats, paper
trained. (863)673-5206
PITBULL/LAB & CHIHUAHUA
MIX PUPPIES Free to Good,
loving homes ONLY.
(863)634-0566


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SURE, DIVORCE Worries and
Woes Arrested? Injured?
Auto Accident?' Unhappy
Marriage? Call an Attorney
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Employment-
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230









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


in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bullletin, Okeechobee News and Advertiser, and The Sun
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Aaron's Sales & Lease
Okeechobee store
RETAIL/SALES MGR. SALARY
+ COMM/BONUS.
SUNDAYS OFF.
Must pass criminal/drug test,
clean MVR,
21yrs or older, FT,
email resume
rebecca.sordo(a)aaronrents.com
or apply in person
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

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


AWESOME FIRST JOB!! Now
Hiring 18-24 Guys/Gals.
Work and Travel Entire USA.
2 Weeks Paid Training.
Transportation and Lodging
Furnished. Start Immediately!
(877)646-5050.
Drivers REGIONAL!
$1,100+/week. Jacksonville
Terminal. 100% Company
Paid Benefits. Class A-CDL
& lOOK Miles Required. Paid
Car-Haul Training! Call John
@ Waggoners,
(912)571-0242.
Drivers: ACT NOW Sign-On
Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn over
$1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A and 3
mos recent OTR
(800)635-8669.
EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY.
Helping the government. PT
No Experience. Excellent Op-
portunity. Call Todayl!
800)488-2921 Ask for De-
partment G5.
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000
bonus. Keep the Army Na-
tional Guard Rolling. Fix
Humvees, Strykers, etc. Ex-
pand your skills through ca-
reer training. Be a Soldier.
1-800-GO-GUARD.com/me-
chanic.
No Truck Driver Experience-No
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking
Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsered CDL
Training. Be OTR in Three
Weeks. (888)368-1205.
Must be 23.

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


Get Crane Trained!
Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call
(866)218-2763.
POST OFFICE NOW HIRING
Avg. Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. (866)713-4492.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Opprtnities 030

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child CareNeeded410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance ::: 430
Medical Services435




ELDERLY CARE Nursing
home alternative at 1/3 the
cost! Bring your loved one
for individualized TLC in
small family environment
by exp Reg. Nurse.
863-763-2334.

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.
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Buying a car? Look In the
classilleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-



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

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your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fleds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525,
Bicycles 530
Books&Magazines 535
Building Materials540.
BusinessEquipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. S0
Clothing -565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewooda 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/ ,
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant,
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
ToYs & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


FARM-ALL CUB Lawn trac-
tor, Circa 1948. Good
shape. $1900
(863)673-9200


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Sat. publication
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'LThinking about new carpets?
Let one of our professionals help you!

FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
S513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131


DOUBLE OVEN KitchenAid,
new cond, white, inclds
match undercounter micro-
wave. $200 (863)484-0332
REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire,
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $350.
(863)517-0664 (Muse)
REFRIGERATOR GE, White,
Very good condition. $175
(863)517-0244
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, Kenmore/Whiripool,
white, black trim, exc. cond.,
$200. (863)763-0141
STOVE Whirlpool, good con-
dition. $75 (863)763-4220
or (863)610-4611
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, White. Excellent con-
dition. $225 for the set.
(863)517-0244
WASHER Kenmore & Whirl-
pool dryer. Good shape.
$200. for both
(863)946-1-236



-STORAGE SHEDS-
Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available
800-330-8106


TANNING CANOPY Sunquest
2000S, 10 bulb, $100 or
best offer. 863-634-5888


BIKE 21 speed, 26" Magna
Womens bike and car carrier
rack. $50 (863)840-0442
MOUNTAIN BIKES (3) 26",
$150 will sell separately.
(863)467-4674



ROMANCE BOOKS (20) Lewis
Amore $10 (863)763-1059
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $10 (863)763-1059



QUANTUM HUT 40 x 44 x
15, never assembled. $4500
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
QUANTUM HUT 40x44x15,
Paid $6000. Asking $4500.
(863)357-1975 After 6pm



FLOOR TILES 50-60 tiles,
18"x6", All for $40. or best
offer. (863)697-8881
TILE 10 cases, 4/A x 4%,
Daltile brand, White glazed ce-
ramic, K101 441P1 shade
5550. $100. (863)635-9084
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
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.
(863)673-5704
BOB THE BUILDER Thomas,
Scooby Doo, 10 pc sheet
set, fits toddler matrss, good
cond. $25 (863)763-6131
TODDLER BED Sportscar
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


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


COLLECTOR PLATES (6) num-
bered- Franklin Mint Amer
Folk Art collection, asking
$100(863)763-0356
HIGHWAYMAN PAINTING J
Gibson. $325
(863)357-1129



DELL XP COMPUTER com-
plete. $125 Call Tony at
(863)517-2782
DESKTOP PC'S (3) 2 HP Pa-
vill's, 1 Gateway, w/moni-
tor/keyboard/mouse. $300
will sep (863)675-3752
INK CARTRIDGES Twin pack
#15 black for HP $20
(863)675-6973


BUNKBEDS Red/metal, twin
top, full bottom, includes
comforters, curtains & val-
ance. $100 (239)986-0174
COUCH Leather, Ottoman,,
Camel color. Good condition.
$150. (863)677-5222
Couches-maroon w/ wood tea-
-tures and blue w/ vibrating lazy
boys w/table in middle $140 or
will separate (863)634-2724
DINETTE SET Like new,
blonde Oak, 4 chair, great
condition, Irg table, matching
chairs. $100 (561)389-1590
DINETTE SET With 4 chairs
& cushions, good condition.
$40 (863)467-6984
FURNITURE French Provin-
cial, Lexington, solid wood,
9 pcs., BR & more, $800 sell
sep. (863)763-8149
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc.
$500 or best offer.
(239)867-4201
LOVESEAT & CHAISE
LOUNGE Durapella cocoa
purchased at Royals, 3yrs old(.
$400 (863)357-1812
LR SET 8 pc., white leather
sofa & loveseat, 2 lamps, 3
tables & Ig. TV armoire,
$350. (863)467-5965





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
(863)610-5237
SWIVEL ROCKER Black chair
w/matching foot stool & ta-
ble lamp. $100 or best offer.
(561)389-1590 Ocala
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!
(863)763-8149
TV TABLE With pull out
drawers. Oak. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage.
TWIN BED SET White, com-
plete, Good condition. $175.
or best offer. (863)677-5222



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full set irons/1-7 metals. Like
new bag. $400.
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GUN CABINET Nice, Dark
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
NE WTON 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
734-777-4495
SAVAGE Model 99, Unertl
scope, cal. 300 Savage, very
good cond., $575 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5120



AB LOUNGER $50 or best of-
fer. (239)986-0174
Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.
Solo flex- complete work out
system in good shape
$250 OBO (863)634-2724
TREADMILL Big Heavy duty,
Hardly used. Paid over $900.
Asking $400 (863)675-0246
WEIGHT BENCH All in One,
$100 (863)634-2582


GOLD FROG Lovely, dia-
mond encrusted 18K gold.
$900. Please call after 6pm
(863)983-8792 ask for Lisa
WE BUY GOLD
Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S.Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(next to UPS store)



'WROUGHT IRON PATIO FURN
from Rob & Stuckey, ask-
ing $500- 971 E. Lincoln
Ave, Labelle to see.


BI-PAP With heat. $500
(863)467-2156
,MEDICAL SCOOTER Electric,
nice shape. $300
(863)467-2156
!WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
; New condition. $2000.
863-983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. Call Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ANTENNA TOWER 40 ft.
$250 (863)763-4525 or
(561)596-7231
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DOUBLE STROLLER Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $225 (863)610-1750
HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT -
$300. or best offer. Call for
more details. (863)946-1481
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLe08.
PALLETS 40" x 48", Oak,
Used once. $5.
(305)525-8413 Immokalee
TARP Complete w/ frame.
8'Hx12'Wx30'L. Great or
Boat or Auto. $200
(863)634-8366
TRAP MACHINE outers, sin-
gle stk., autQow/lO0' control
system & 12v heavy duty
batty $700. (772)530-6448
,WATER DISPENSOR/COOLER,
AVANTI w/small refrigera-
f tor below. For office or
Some. $20 (863)763-7983



'ACCORDIAN Professional
electronic, Spertra mixer,
Amp., Crumar accorder.
$900 (863)675-7865
ACOUSTIC GUITAR Guild
w/built in pick up, model
GAD-,30 NAT, w/hard shell
case, $800 (239)503-0339
PIANO Young Chang, Pol-
ished Ebony, Full size. Excel-
len00 coridlion w/ bench,
$2000 (8631634-5038


BABY BUNNIES 5, Mixed, 8
weeks old. $25, or will 'sep-
arate. (863)467-9942
BEARDED DRAGON Mal0, 3
yrs. old. Aquarium & acces,
included. $250
(863)697-6824


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DASCHOUND PUPS (F),
Min., 8 wks, 1st shots. 1-
Choc, 1-Red, 1-Blue & tan.
CKC reg $400. 863-634-3758
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medi-
cine: promotes healing &
hair growth on dogs & hors-
es due to 'hot spots' fungus
or mane dandruff. At farm,
feed & hardware stores.
www.happyjackinc.com.
PANDA FERRETT Certified. F,
1 yr. old. Friendly. 3 story
cage & acces. Up to date
shots. $250 (863)697-6824
PUPPIES Mother is black lab,
father is black mouth cur,
great pets. $25 will separate
(863)763-3542


NIKON COOLPIX 8400 8
megapixel, $400.
(863)675-6214



Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.Kay-
akPoo]sFIorida.com.
SWIMMING POOL Sand &
Sun. Complete, Simple set.
$50 (863)643-8880 Okee



DELPHI XM RADIO For home
& vehicle, portable unit w/2
bases. $100 (239)503-0339


CURTIS MATHES 19" with
remote. Good, Clean condi-
tion & ready to use. $25.
(863)357-3786
EMERSON 9", AC/CD with
remote. Has all cords & rab-
bit ear antenna. Good, Clean
cond. $25. (863)357-3786


AIR COMPRESSOR 5 hp, 3
phase. $200 (863)467-5401
or (772)359-2923
AIR COMPRESSOR 5hp with
20 gal. tank. Asking $175.
(863)634-2154
CAR DOLLY/portable crane -
$350. Call 863-697-6625
CHAIN SAW asking $125
visit 971 E. Lincoln Ave, La-
belle, to see.
GENERATOR Contractor
3000 like new, $300.
(863)610-3147
GENERATOR Norstar Pro Se-
ries 550, 120v/20amp,
120/240v-20 amp, 9hp,
runs, $100. (863)763-2036
TABLE SAWS (2) 10", (1)
Craftsman & (1) Black &
Decker, $200 will sll separ-
ately. (863)467-6475



VACCUM Kirby with all at-
tachments. $250,
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage.

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




SKID LOADER Gehl 4625SX
Skid Loader w/fork, bucket,
'grapple & treeboom -
$10,000
GENERATOR Generac 30Kw
w/ATS,30 hours, $9,000
GAS/DIESEL TANKS 2 x 285
gal w/120v pumps, $500
each
PROPANE TANK New 500 gal
$1200 (772)342-6354


BUMPER POOL 4 horse,
needs a little work, $500.
(561)719-9455
HORSE TACK breast collar,
head stall, roper reins, tie
down, never used, $65.
(863)675-3032
HORSES (4) 2 Mares & 2
Colts, sweet but green, never
been ridden. $400 for all, will
sep. (863)484-0303


PONY Min Shetland, 14 yr
old black & white paint mare,
kid Bafr. $950
(863)357-1129



BUSH HOGO Rit 6 fio41 l
$1m, (8)12 if


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Bibles and Videos

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


down 20 years @ 8%, apr.
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798,
hlid 2ha Home only $425/mol
'3bd 21m Home only
$199/mol Morn 1t4bIt
Homni,; Avilabllt For List-
lliop (800)482-9419,


BUSH HOG Self propelled,
tow behind model, 42" cut, 8
hp Briggs & Stratton. $475
(863)357-1042
FERRETS 3-(F, 1-(M), With
large cage, all accessories
for $250. or best offer
(863)634-3783. 7pm-9pm
GRASSHOPPER MOWER 27
hp, 61" cut. $3900
(863)946-0307
LAWN MOWER Yard ma-
chine w/mulcher blades.
$550 (863)675-2882
LAWN SPRAYER Or com-
plete pest control unit. $475
or best offer, call for details.
(561)718-8580
LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman,
complete w/grass catchers,
good cond., $400.
(863)675-3108
LEAF BLOWER/mulcher/
vacuum with bag, new con-
dition, $55 or best offer Call
863-675-2596
MULCHER/LAWN VAC Cou-
gar, like new. $200
(863)675-4858
RECLINERS Pair, Outdoor
folding gravity w/steel
frames. Padded head cush-
ion $130. (863)532-1584
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11.5hp, $200 or best offer
(863)917-2329


SADDLE New 16" Win-
tec/Western Sinch, alum stir-
rups, seat saver lambskin.
$325 (863)763-9214
SHOW CHAPS Black suede,
size 8-10, great shape,
comes with case. $75
(863)675-4098 evenings
WESTERN SADDLE New,
black/tan, not top grade
leather, 16" seat. $200
(863)675-4098 evenings


Rentals I



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



$326/Mo! 4BR/4BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
APARTMENT & RV SPOT for
rent. (863)763-7783 or
(561)968-2083
BHR Duplex, Lake Okee. Ac-
cess. lbr, lba. Completely
rentavated. W/D & Dishwasher
$125. wkly (561)202-7703
IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
NEW 2 BR, 2 BA Apt., All ma-
jor appl's. included. New
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec.dep. (863)763-0111
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-.
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, 1 block N.
of Walmart $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
REMODELED --2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep.(863)634-3313



COMMERCIAL BUILDING
FOR SALE OR LEASE
PRIME commercial corridor.
Multiple uses available for
this 2800 SF building
Located at 3729 SE Hwy 441
call: Exit Realty Neighbors
863-634-8378






Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$495 Down
Payments
From $895
per month



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%


Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$50k/acre (863)801-3133
NORTH OKEECHOBEE 7
ACRES for sale, off of NW
12TH Torraco. Asking
$95,000. Call (863)634-3280


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



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BASSWOOD Pets OK! 3BR,
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave.
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $795
mo. + sec. dep. Pic's @
www.lexbuvshouses.com
Call Lex (561)715-1768
BRAND NEW 3/2 in Dixie
Ranch Acres, W&D Hookup.
$1100 mo. 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-6865
EAST OF TOWN 3 BR, 1 BA,
$850 mo. (863)634-2121
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$326/mo! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
LOG CABIN New Const on
Rim Canal w/Pool & Dock,
2BR-1BA, Full Furn incl/
Bedding, Linens & Cookware.
W/D & D/W Cbl, Elec,Wat
Incl. (561)234-0277
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, $900 per
'month + 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)465-0053
OAK PARK 3/1/1 newly re-
modeled CBS, non-smkg.
env., no pets, $950 mo. +
$1000 sec. (863)697-2818
OKEE: 3/1 on r/, ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOEE CBS, 4br, 2ba
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1200 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
OPTION TO BUY 3 br/2 ba,
1500 sq ft on 20 acres, 15
min N. of town. $1500/mo +
1st, last & sec.(863)447-0352
TREASURE ISLAND 2 br,
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo
(954)610-5345



STOREFRONT OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE 450 sq. ft.,
near Courthouse, $675 mo.
incl. cam. (863)467-0831


SINGLE, no children, female
pref. to share 3BR, 2BA
home with family. Pool.
$700/month. 863-697-0218

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1Q20
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale. 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$10,500! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50k! Payments from
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info
(800)482-9419.
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs 'Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
(800)482-9419.
KISSIMMEE EST Owner fi-
nancing, 3br, 3ba, DWMH,
MIL apt, wooded dbl corner
lot, fenced yard, shed, No
closing, Low monthly,
$8000 down, Land included,
Call (863)532-0611 or
(863)467-5521
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba,
Kings Bay house. $950. mo.
$500. Sec. dep
863-634-7460 or 634-7895


AMAZING LAND
DEAL!!!
10 acres inpvt comm
Starting at 180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First RIty (561)385-7888
www.okeelandforsale.com
FLORIDA LAND OWNER FI-
NANCED 10-acre estates,
paved road, underground
electric, $89,900, great val-
ue, special low interest rate,
www.1800.flaland.com Flori-
da Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker.
FOR SALE 8.37 Acres


BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude,. 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $500 (863)763-7609


LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only
$119,900. Own the dream!
New 1,800 sf log cabin
package. Near FL/GA border.
90 minutes Jacksonville. Po-
tential to subdivide! Excellent
financing. Call now
(800)898-4409, x1399.



ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain
Acreage Homesites From
$49,000 Excellent financing
available Call
(877)890-5253 x3973
www.seeriverhighland-
sny.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (866)819-2485 or
www.sunsiteslandrush.com.
NORTH CAROLINA- All Water-
front Community nearly 70%
sold out. Only 5 minutes
from ICW. Don't miss this
exceptional opportunity. Call
Developer Directly @
(919)971-8445.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com


Mobile Homes



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




MH STEPS Fiberglass with
aluminum railings, 24" H x
36" W, 2 sets. $200 will sep-
arate. (863)467-8607



Available Immediately 3BR,
2BA, doublewide, carport,
large lot, $850/mo. 1 yr. lease
& 1 mo. sec. 863-467-5616.
BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $800/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$875 mo. + $1000 Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BIG 0 Park Model, 1br lba,
w/d, pool, gated comm., club-
house, $695 mo
561-568-7767/863-763-3033
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba with
large back porch. Front
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot. $850
mo. Also a 1 br, 1ba $600
mo. Call 863-634-3451
OTTER CREEK 3/2 on 1 acre,
$850/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Will work w/right person.
(863)697-6713



ANCIENT OAKS- 55+, Gated,
lbr, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util.
& Cable TV included.
$550/mo. 954-610-5345
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
OKEE. '2000 DW M/H, 4br,
3ba, V/ ac. Immaculate
$159,900. & '1992 DW
M/H, 2br, 2ba, $125K (off of
15A) Preferred Properties..
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
PINE OAKS VILLAGE D/W on
3 lots, 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar.
$125K. Opt.to Rent. Call for
more details (863)447-0965

Recreation



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



ALUMINUM DUCK HUNTING
BOAT 12', 15hp Evinrude
mtr., w/trailer,' $1200.
(561)254-9326


COACHMAN CATALINA '99,
24', Toilet, tub, shower. A/C,
Heat, refrigerator, sleeps 6,
$4900. Firm (863)983-8810


Thousands of marine items at
half or less off of retail.
Fast Canvas Repairs!


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CANOE 16" Old Town, Cus-
tom wood seat backs. Out-
board bracket, Paddles.
$475 (863)902-0316
GAMBLER 21FT '89 150hp
engine, $3000
(863)763-4643
OLD BOAT Aluminum V-bot-
tom, 14 ft, with trailer only,
no motor. $350 or best of-
fer. (863)697-6033
PONTOON BOAT Bass Bug-
gy, 20ft, 80hp Mercury out-
board, trailer $3000
(863)467-8953


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTOR HOME 84 Excalibur
36', Class A, Dual A/C, 6.6
Onan. $3000 Or best offer.
(863)673-5146
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
(863)763-3451
PARK MODEL 2005, Fully
furnished. Blue Cypress
Condo Assoc. Lot 151.
$ 8 2 5 0 0.
(863)467-5601 (will the party
that called & left number
637-1971 please call again
and give area code).
SCAMP '76 13ft, refrig, AC,
located in Palmdale.Good
condition $1500
(301)904-1524
TRAILER/CAMPER TIRES 4,
Brand new, Free Star. Load
Range D-205-75-15. $200.
Firm. (863)467-1547



ALUMINUM PROP Brand
new, for 150 hp Yamaha
outboard $95.
(863)801-4097
BOAT PROPELLER -
- 14.5"x15", Chrome plated,
Right hand. $30
(863)357-0868
BOAT TRAILER 14', needs
lights & tires, $150. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
BOAT TRAILER 18' galva-
nized, perfect condition,
$300. Call Charlie at
863-612-6575
BOAT TUNA TOWER -2 gold
plated rod holders. Like new
$300 (561)254-7458 Cle-
wiston
TROLLING MOTOR Minn Ko-
ta, 50 Ib thrust, 1 yr old.
$300 (423)863-2789
TROLLING MOTORS 2,Short
shaft & Long shaft. Used 3
times. $265. or will separ-
ate. (863)824-0801



BOAT MOTORS (8) Antique,
Outboard, 1940's-50's. $400
for all, will sep.
(863)824-0801


HONDA 300EX, '98 sport-
bike, aftermarket exhaust
pipe, many extras, fast,
$1800 neg. (863)228-1046
HONDA HONDAMATIC, '79 -
candy apple red, low rider
eat, 20k mi., true classic,
$1500 neg. (863)228-1046
HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT, '02
VT750, 4,065 mi., w/sad-
dlebags, luggage rack, sissy
bar, $3950. (863)673-0656
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER -
Continental, 3 rail. Holds up
to 3 motorcycles. Like new.
$700. (863)675-6000
RS50 APIRILA '03 runs &
drives, 85% complete, low
miles, clean title, $500 firm
(863)675-3852
SHOVELHEAD '84 new tires,
new fenders, gas tank,
$4000 or best offer
(863)357-4728
SUZUKI GSX KATANA '99,
Custom paint, New clutch,
handle bars, windshield &
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scratches on right side.
$4500 (863)634-6603
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '86-
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YAMAHA XS65OSH '81,
Rare, Many new parts.
Needs restoration. Asking
$850. (863)634-2154



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firm (863)259-7472
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short bed, new, never used.
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CHROME RIMS 22" w/tires,
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HONDA MOTOR 8hp, side
shaft, $100 or best offer.
(863)763-2036
JEEP RIMS (4), 5 lug, like
new condition. $200.
(561)718-8504
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classic aluminum rims. $100
firm (863)763-3735
RIMS & TIRES Set of 16"
Ford SD Lariat w/brand new
265/75/R16 Ge01 Grabber
At2. $700 (561)261-6421
RIMS- 20", chrome, Star
faced, 60 % tread on tires,
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180K miles mostly Hwy.
$2500. Neg. (239)770-2922
GMC JIMMY '94, 4x4, Runs
great. $1500 or best offer,
(863)674-0634
GMC SURBURBAN '88, HD
Tow pkg. 454 Big Block
Chevy. Runs great. $2500
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brakes 10.5K load cap.
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paint.touch ups. $1000 or
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DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
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new tires, runs great, $1100
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down, $40. (863)674-0098


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Good cond. $95.
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CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
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new tires, $1300 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
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power, quad/stereo $2000
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be restored. Recent tune-up,
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auto, great truck. $2000 part
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clutch, good tires. $1900
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Public Notice 5005
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-045
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN EDWARD ENTRY, III
a/k/a JOHN E. ENTRY, III,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
EDWARD ENTRY III, a/k/a JOHN E.
ENTRY III, deceased, whose date of
death was March 9, 2008, and whose
Social Security Number is
264-06-7471, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101t,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their clainis with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, AiY CLAIM FILED
TWO I2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED,
The date of the first publication of this
notice is AprJl 4, 2008,
John Edward Entry IV
Personal Representative
18795 Highway D9 North
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
TomW. Conely. IllI
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
267848 ON 4/2,9/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-36
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WYONA ALICE FRIEDMAN,
a/k/a WYNONA FRIEDMAN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WY-
NONA ALICE FRIEDMAN, a/k/a WYNO-
NA FRIEDMAN. deceased, whose date
of death was February 3, 2008, and
whose Social Secunty Number is
403-44-7137, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Rorida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this" notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims. wit this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF' THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM RFILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: April 2,2008.
Jeff Homola
Personal Representative
1084 TIller Drive
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Ronda 34973-1367
S63) 763-3825
om W.Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
267314ON 4/2,9/08







Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 I



Chobee Bulls to make a comeback


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lt. John Rhoden of the
Okeechobee Sheriff's Office is
working hard to return Chobee
Bulls to the gridiron this summer.
He reported progress is being
made with finding teams closer to
Okeechobee. Rhoden told us his
son, John, a former middle line-
backer for the Brahmans back in
the mid 1990's is following in his
footsteps in law enforcement. He
has worked in the Okeechobee
County Jail as a corrections offi-
cer for the past several years.
Robbie Elsemiller always liked
starting games, however he's
been so good as Stetson's closer,
he hasn't gotten too many op-
portunities. The Okeechobee
graduate got a starting chance
on Sunday as the Hatters lost to
Lipscomb, 11-9. In his. first start


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of the year Elsemiller allowed five
runs, two of them earned in five
innings of work. He picked up


the loss. It was only the third time
in his four year college career that
Elsemiller got to start a game.
The boys and girl's tennis
teams will be competing in their
district tournaments this week
over in Jensen Beach on Wednes-
day and Thursday. The matches
begin at 8 a.m. at Halpatiokee
Park on Wednesday.
The track team is nearing the
end of their schedule. Their Dis-
trict tournament will be held at
Dwyer high school on March 18.
Girl's softball has three games
at home this week as they prepare
for their district tournament next
week in Fort Pierce. The girls host
Sebastian River Wednesday night,
Glades Day on Thursday, and
Vero Beach on Friday for Senior
Parent night.
The Lady Brahmans fell to
(14-4) when they fell to Barron
Collier, 2-0, Friday night at the


Kissimmee Classic. Mary Huff
pitched six strong innings but
took the loss allowing just five
hits. Taylor Douglas continued
her fine freshman year with two
hits. Rain showers and storms
disrupted the tournament on Sat-
urday.
The Local Fire union 2918 for
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
has scheduled an annual softball
tournament fundraiser for Sat-
urday April 19. The tournament
will take place at the softball
fields across from Yearling Middle
School. The tournament will
begin at 8 a.m. and entry is fee
is $250 per team. Teams should
reserve 'their place by April 12.
Proceeds from this event will go
toward community projects and
assist the County in the purchase
of equipment. For information
call Chris at 801-5812, Chase at
634-1087, and Justin at 634-7281


Boys tennis team ready for districts


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Most tennis matches take
about three hours to complete.
The Okeechobee Brahmans can
boast that they played in a match
that took 11 days.
Okeechobee completed a
match with South Fork that had
been interrupted by rain showers
on March 27 on Monday and went
on to defeat the Bulldogs, 4-3.
"Our boys came back from
spring break strong," Coach Dave
Ellis noted, "They defeated a
tough South Fork team."
The team got singles victories


from Bobby Spelts, 6-1, 7-5 over
Shane Couglan, Corey White, 6-1,
6-0 over Tevor Brisky, and Zach
Fowler, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, over Scott
Leary. They also got a good effort
in the deciding doubles match
from White and Fowler. They de-
feated Leary and Sean Chagani,
6-0,.6-4.
"We picked up where we left
off in this match. Going into dou-
bles we were leading 3-2 and our
number two doubles team won
to give us the win," he noted.
Elj Cabansay had a tough af-
ternoon as he lost in straight sets
to Sam Gay, 6-2, 6-0. He also lost
in his doubles match with Bobby


Spelts to the team of Couglan and
Gay, 6-7 (7-3 in tie breaker), and
2-6.
The boys play in their district
tournament on Wednesday and
Thursday at Halpatiokee Park in
Jensen Beach.
Coach Ellis said he is optimis-
tic that his team can compete
with the two top teams in the
tournament, Martin County and
Sebastian River.
"Were very optimistic and very
excited because we have some
very good players this year," he
noted.
Ellis said the teams success
would depend upon the draw in


Quota hunt program under review


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has scheduled four public meet-
ings throughout the state to re-
ceive public input on draft recom-
mendations for enhancements to
its quota hunt permit system.
In response to agency obser-
vations and concerns expressed
by the public, the Quota Permit
Working Group, in conjunction
with the FWC and the Florida
Conflict Resolution Consortium
at Florida State University, has
been evaluating the Wildlife Man-
agement Area Quota Hunt Permit
Program.
The group has identified con-
cerns and developed ideas for
making improvements to the
system, with the hopes of more
evenly distributing hunting op-
portunities on public land. Draft
recommendations for change in-
clude permit transferability, guest
permits and expanding quota


permit choices.
Interested persons, especially
those who hunt on Florida's Wild-
life Management Area System, are
invited to attend these meetings
to share ideas and help make im-
provements to the proposals.
Workshops will be held at the
following locations:
April 16: 5-9 p.m., Gulf Coast
Community College, Gibson Lec-
ture Hall, 5230 West U.S. Hwy. 98,
Panama City;
April 29: 6-10 p.m., Columbia
County School Board, Administra-
tive Auditorium, 372 West Duval
St., Lake City;
April 22: 6-10 p.m., IGFA Fish-
ing Hall of Fame, 300 Gulf Stream
Way, Dania Beach;
May 13: 6-10 p.m., Bass Pro
Shops Outdoor World, 5156 Inter-
national Drive< Orlando.
If approved, any changes to
the system would not become ef-
fective until the 2009-10 hunting


season. Current recommenda-
tions can be viewed at http://con-
sensus.fsu.edu/FWC/quotahunt.
html.
Anyone requiring special ac-
commodations to participate in
the meetings should advise the
FWC at least five days before the
scheduled date by contacting
Cindy Hoffman at 850-488-6411.
If you are hearing- or speech-
impaired, contact the FWC using
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice).
Those who cannot attend but
would still like to comment can
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For more information, contact
Jeff Blair at the Florida Conflict
Resolution Consortium at 850-
644-6320 or jblair@fsu.edu.


the first round of the single elimi-
nation tournament. He noted
Zach Fowler could be the team's
best hope for a district champion
in singles. He also thought Corey
White could be competitive in
the number two seeded singles.
Ellis noted the team needed to get
some points in the early rounds of
the tournament to have a chance
in the team competition. The top
two finishers will compete in
the state playoffs along with the
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Rina Boswell battled a foot injury Monday but still prevailed.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Shaina Ragamat fell in straight sets on Monday.


Girl's tennis team ready for districts


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Rina Boswell's right foot might
have a lot to do with how the
Brahmans girls tennis team fares
the next two days at their District
tournament in Stuart.
Boswell (10-3) injured herself
in a match before spring break
at Jensen Beach and had an MRI
exam last week.
It showed no structural dam-
age or tears. However it is sure to
impact her when she takes to the
court at districts.
Boswell tested it Monday dur-
ing a match against South Fork
and was able to finish off South
Fork's Audra Creech, 6-2, 6-3, to
complete a match that was sus-
pended by rain.
Boswell noted it was a good
test to see how she will hold up in
the tournament, "It didn't hurt as
much as I expected. I played O.K.
It did hamper me somewhat."
She noted she couldn't walk
on the foot right after the injury
but the foot improved enough so


she could take the court on Mon-
day.
"Today was kind of like testing
the waters. It showed I can play,
perhaps not as well as I'd like to.
It gives me hope that I can still
play."
Boswell was up 5-1 in the sec-
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She allowed Creech to win two
games before she put her away at
triple set point to win the match.
Boswell will likely end up play-
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That allows the team to use
defending district champion Ja-
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seed, and Kari Berger at the num-
ber three seed.
If Boswell can't go, Katie
Walker is the likely replacement
in singles.
Boswell's guts and determina-
tion allowed Okeechobee (10-3)
to win their final home match of
the year Monday over South Fork.
Coach Jay Huffman admitted it
was a good tune up for their tour-
nament.


"I'm confident we can finish
in the top three," Huffman noted,
"A whole lot depends upon the
draw. We have to win points early
before we run into the top play-
ers."
In singles, Huffman listed Lau-
ren Slutsky and Jessica Colletti of
Martin County and Morgan Rob-
erts and Melanie Rifenberg of
Treasure Coast as the top compe-
tition.
Huffman noted the team
should do well in the three and
four seeded singles matches, and
the number two doubles. He not-
ed the team of Fadley and Berger
is the defending district champi-
ons in number two doubles.
Alyssa Wright will play at the
top seed and will have a tough
time winning a district title. How-
ever, depending upon the draw,
she and Boswell will need to win
a match or two to help the team.
"I want to be up to par at dis-
tricts," Boswell noted, "I'm confi-
dent I can play at districts."
Shaina Ragamat will repre-
sent Okeechobee in the fifth seed


match. She dropped a straight set
match to South Fork on Monday.
She lost the first set 6-1, and came
back to make the second set
much more competitive. She too
will be counted on to win some
points at districts.
Monday Shaina struggled
with her serve in the first set, and
missed a number of make able
volleys at the net. She had a much
higher first serve percentage in
the second set.
Okeechobee swept the other
singles matches against South
Fork to get their 10th win of the
year.


Woman wins State Hopping Contest
after using Thera-gesic
BEXAR COUNTY Mary Ann W. applied
Thera-Gesic to her aching hip and one day later
went on to win the State Hopping Contest.
When asked what she likes most about entering
hopping contests, she painlessly replied, "None
of your dang business!"
Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic'" moment!






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begins Wednesday.


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