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Vol. 99 No. 114


Briefs


Kissimmee River
lock closed
The S-65D navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed for regularly scheduled
maintenance by the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
(SFWMD) from April 30 to May
13,2008. The lockwill be impas-
sible to boat traffic during this
time so that divers and crews
can conduct maintenance and
inspections. The work is part
of a continuing maintenance
program designed to keep SF-
WMD water control structures
in good repair. The inspections
also will help engineers gather
information needed in advance
of a major structure overhaul
planned for 2010.
The S-65D water control
structure works in conjunction
with other control structures on
the Kissimmee River to meet
the District's flood control, wa-
ter supply and environmental
restoration goals.
For additional information
about this or any of our proj-
ects, please call the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.

The ARC seeking
new board members
The ARC of Okeechobee, a
501 c(3) organization is seek-
ing individuals to serve on the
Board of Directors. The ARC is
looking for members with skills
from diverse backgrounds and
ethnicities, either as self-advo-
cates, family members, con-
cerned professionals or public
spirited citizens with a common
interest in the rights and well-
being of individuals with devel-
opmental disabilities and their
families. Please contact Jeannie
Bramlett at 863-763-2419 for
application arrangements.

Drought Index

Current: 240
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.42 feet
Last Year: 9.94 feet



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


Index
Classifieds..................... 10, 11
Com ics ...................................... 9
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword................................. 9
O bituaries.................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ............................. 4
Sports.................................. 12
TV .............................................. 4
W eather .................................. 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Brazell sentenced to 60 years


Convicted drug
dealer gets the
maximum
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Tymon Brazell has been in
and out of prison since 1986, and
now he's going back.
Brazell, 42, was sentenced to
serve 60 years in the Department
of Corrections by Circuit Judge
Lawrence Mirman on Tuesday,


April 22. That sentence for the
convicted drug dealer is the
maximum, said Assistant State
Attorney Ashley Albright shortly
after the sentencing.
Mr. Albright said it took about
30 minutes for the judge to hand
down his decision.
The sentencing stems from
Brazell's conviction in early
March on charges of sale of co-
caine and possession of cocaine
with intent to sell. Brazell's first
trial was held March 4 and it took
a six-member jury just 10 min-
utes to find him guilty on those


charges.
Then, on March 5, Brazell
had his second trial on the same
charges but in a different case.
This time it took a six-member
jury 20 minutes to find him
guilty.
He still has another trial on
the docket in which he is again
charged with the sale of cocaine
and possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. However, Mr. Al-
bright said it's unlikely that case
will be heard.
"I think it would be a waste
of resources," he said of the


Pinewood Derby: Cub Scouts enjoy racing cars


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Okeechobee Cub Scout'Pack 964 held their annual Pinewood Derby competition on
April 19 at the Okeechobee American Legion Hall. The Scouts raced the wooden cars
they made themselves -- with a little help from parents and Scout leaders. Before the
race, each car had to be weighed in to make sure it met the standard specifications.
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Above the crowd waits for the race
to start. At left, Tiger Cubs watch
their Pinewood Derby cars cross the
finish line. The winners from Pack
964 will go on to compete against
other Okeechobee County Scouts in
the Pinewood Derby finals.


42-year-old man who was just
given a 60-year sentence.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May said Brazell is one of
several local drug dealers that
have been targeted by his de-
partment because they continu-
ally get arrested, go to jail, bond
out and go right back to selling
drugs.
"I have compassion for peo-
ple hooked on drugs. But, I have
no compassion for someone
who stands on the street and
sells drugs to our children," said
Sheriff May. "If your business is


selling drugs -- find another oc-
cupation or we will get you."
The sheriff went on to say
with the help of the state attor-
ney's office they will strive to
send drug dealers to prison.
Brazell was first sentenced
to prison in 1986 and served 16
months after being found guilty
of the sale or purchase of co-
caine. Not including that prison
stint, Brazell has spent a total of
172 months in prison, according
to DOC records.
See Brazell- Page 2


Kids suggest



ways to help



community
By Chauna Aguilar the gifted classes at Osceola
Okeechobee News and Yearling Middle School
about different ways to help the
This is the first in a series community.
of stories about local middle Mrs. Deanna Kielbasa's
school student's ideas on how teaches the newly implement-
we as a community can help to ed gifted program at YMS and
better Okeechobee as a whole. OMS. She is divided between
Keep watch for additional sto- the two schools. She teaches
ries to come. the children reading as well as
The Okeechobee Rotarians- many enrichment activities that
he .d T,,da,, frm seventh strive to expand the horizons of


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and eighth grade students from


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Lyndon Bonner will be at-
tending his first Okeechobee
County Commission meeting
tomorrow as county adminis-
trator. As usual, the board will
face a variety of issues. One of
the issues on the agenda, a re-
view of the county's policy on
the use of county vehicles, was
brought up during discussion
relating to the terms of Mr. Bon-
ner's contract.
The board will also consider
economic revenue distribution,
protection of rural lands and
See County Page 2


See Students Page 2


If you go ...
What: Bimonthly
meeting of the
Okeechobee County
Board of County
Commissioners
Where: Commission
chamber, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St.
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
April 24


Recycling now


more popular


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
People are becoming more
and more ecology and conser-
vation conscious. It's "in" to be
"green.'
One of the areas where that
fact is demonstrated is in recy-
cling. According to Jeff Sabin
of Waste Management, the
demand for recycled products
has increased.
While recycling is available
in some areas of the county,
the continuance or expansion
of that service is uncertain due
to tight economic conditions.
Waste Management cur-


rently provides curb side re-
cycling in some areas of the
county as well as a collection
point at the county vehicle re-
pair facility, 306 N.W. Ninth
Ave. That collection point is
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
five days a week. Recyclable
goods can also be dropped off
at the Waste Management gar-
bage collection point in Viking
on Peavine Trail. Hours for the
Viking recycle center are Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, and Mon-
day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is
closed from 12 to 12:30.
Curb side recycling is avail-
See Recycling Page 2


Submitted photo/Waste Management
Earth Day
Fourth graders in Amanda Johnston's New Endeavor class got a first hand lesson in recy-
cling thanks to Waste Management. The students saved their recyclable classroom paper,
newspapers, aluminum cans and plastic bottles and used them to create the recycle symbol
with a heart in the middle. Waste Management than hauled away the recyclables and left them
some frisbees made from recyclable material and Earth Day stickers.


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Brazell
Continued From Page 1

He was first sentenced to pris-
on when he was 21 years old.
It's his prior record that played
a big part in his receiving the
maximum sentence.
"By my count, he has 18
counts for either the sale or pos-
session with intent to sell drugs,"
said Mr. Albright.
Mr. Albright went on to point
out that after Brazell's latest re-
lease from prison on Dec. 23,
2006, he was back on the street
selling drugs and was arrested
again in April of 2007 for selling
cocaine.


He also pointed out that Bra-
zell has a history of committing
violent crimes and has been con-
victed of such charges as resisting
arrest with violence and aggravat-
ed assault on a law enforcement
officer.
In 2007 alone Brazell, also
known as Hotshot on the street,
was arrested on April 12, June 13
and June 22 on the same charges
-- possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell and sale of cocaine.
Brazell was found guilty in March
on the April 12 and June 13 ar-
rests. As of Tuesday, April 22, his
June 22 case is still awaiting trial.
All of the drug buys from Bra-
zell were videotaped, said Mr. Al-
bright.
In his March-5-trial, the-jury-


heard from two undercover
detectives from the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office (HCSO)
who testified that they purchased
cocaine from Brazell in a videoed
undercover operation.
Detective John Singha testified
that when he stopped his vehicle
he was approached by a man that
was later identified as Brazell. The
detective said he told the man he
wanted to purchase $40 worth of
"hard," which is the street vernac-
ular for crack cocaine.
However, Brazell told the un-
dercover officer that he only had
$20 worth. He then instructed De-
tective Singha to drive around the
block. The detective, accompa-
nied by partner Detective Michael
Brod, circled the block and when


he returned Brazell had another
$20 of crack cocaine for him.
"We went around the block
and made the second buy," testi-
fied Detective Singha.
Both of the detectives testified
they had no idea who Brazell was
prior to the buys.
Mr. Albright said Brazell and
his attorney Tuesday morning
asked for a total sentence of just
77 months in prison.
The assistant state attorney
said as soon as the paperwork
is finished, and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office can ar-
range transportation, Brazell will
be taken away. He will first be
held at a reception center and will
then be sent to a state prison fa-
cility.


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Students
Continued From Page 1

these high level students.
At the beginning of the year,
the students were instructed to,
look around the local community
and find ways to better the com-
munity as a whole.
The approximately 60 students
came up with various projects
and Mrs. Kielbasa chose a group
to come present their ideas to the
Okeechobee Rotary Club.
Students spoke of ideas such
as: Why should we clean Lake
Okeechobee and its tributaries?;
Why does Okeechobee need a
YMCA?; Feral animals, a danger
to the community; More side-
walks and bike paths are needed
in small communities; How does
graffiti affect our community?;
No smoking at the ball park; and
Okeechobee Recycling.


County
Continued From Page 1

extension of the lease with the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies (DCF) for the south end of the
health department building.
When the terms of Mr. Bon-
ner's contract were being dis-
cussed by the board, the admin-
'istrator's use of county vehicles
came up. The contract was writ-
ten to state that the administrator
shall have use of a county vehicle
only in accordance with county
policy as may be amended and
allowed Mr. Bonner to keep the
vehicle overnight to drive to and
from work. At the same time, staff
was directed to look at the county
policy regarding use of county
'owned vehicles.
There are several options open
to the board. They can amend the
administrator's contact to allow
unrestricted use of a county ve-
hicle. Another option would be to
allow the administrator a vehicle
allowance rather than the use of
,a county vehicle. The board could
also opt to change the county pol-


Recycling
Continued From Page 1

able once a week in all areas in-
side the city limits, Taylor Creek
Isles, Treasure Island and King's
Bay. It is also available just west
of the city limits and southward to
Oak Park, Seminole Cove, Ousley
'Estates and Palm Village Ranch.
:Northward, recycling extends to
:Yearling Middle School and R Bar
Estates.
Waste Management will take
just about all recyclable material
except Styrofoam and plastic gro-
cery bags. Mr. Sabin said that plas-
tic grocery bags cause a problem
with the processing equipment.
, Almost all plastic containers, alu-
minum, tin and steel cans, glass


The students had to do a pa-
per research paper and a visual
aspect to their report. The visual
powerpoint presentations were
displayed to the Rotarians, which
displayed the fact that even a
young teen realizes the needs of
our small community.
Jordan Bolan and Destiny
Nunez displayed their knowledge
of Lake Okeechobee and how the
health of the lake affects all the
other water biomes.
According to the students, the
Everglades is affected by Lake
Okeechobee's drainage. The
phosphorus levels are so high,
he condition is killing Periphy-
ton, which are the tiny algae that
makes up the basis of the food
web along with other micro-
organisms, they explained. The
destruction of these organisms
is breaking down the Everglades
food web.
The lake also affects the Atlan-


icy for all employees or change it
as it applies to the administrator.
If the board so desired, they could
take no action at all.
Mr. Bonner's first assignment
came at the April 10 commission
meeting, even before he took of-
fice on April 14. At that meting, the
board spent some time discuss-
ing whether or not to renew the
lease with DCF. There are several
complicated interrelated issues
dealing with moving county em-
ployee work spaces around if the
lease were not renewed. The cost
and benefits of various options
if the lease is not renewed must
be balanced against the loss of
revenue if it is not renewed and
the loss of much needed work
space if it is renewed. After con-
siderable discussion, the board
gave the problem to Mr. Bonner
to study all the options and make
a presentation to the board. The
current lease states that a re-
newal decision must be made 14
months before the expiration of
the lease. That would be the end
of April. Mr. Bonner is request-
ing more time by asking that the
deadline for renewal be moved to


containers, paper, cardboard,
magazines, catalogs, telephone
books, and clean pizza boxes can
be recycled.
Curb side recycling does not
require separation of different
types of materials. All recyclables
can be tossed into the same bin
for collection.
"It is not cheap," Mr. Rowland
said of recycling. "It does cost.'
Curb side recycling now costs
the county $2.25 per household
per year. Contract negotiations are
currently under way with Waste
Management and that price could
go up.
Mr. Sabin said that Waste Man-
agement is evaluating all rates in
light of increasing fuel prices.
Recycling is paid for with grant
money from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection


tic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Wildlife is affected by the lake
in many ways. The hurricanes
churned up layers-of muck mak-
ing the water an icky brown color
which prevented sunlight from
reaching the bottom of the lake
which makes it almost impos-
sible for the plants to grow which
in turn affects the freshwater life.
Toxic algae also smothers the
wildlife. Non-native plants such
as cattails are overtaking the na-
tive grasses which do not make
good fish habitats, they stated.
All of this in effects the econ-
omy which relies on tourism and
fishermen of our out of town visi-
tors. With the decline in aquatic
life, comes the lack of tourism
and even the cancellation of the
fishing tournaments.
The severe drought has effect-
ed the economy as well through
drinking water which comes from
the lake and has to be cleaned


May 30.
Turning to economic revenue
distribution, the county partici-
pates with several other coun-
ties and cities in the area in a
Memorandum of Agreement and
Support: Catalyst Protect for Eco-
nomic Development Florida's
Rural Areas of Critical Economic
concern. This organization was
to come up with an economic
development project that would
benefit everyone in the organi-
zation. The board will be asked
to consider an agreement which
will provide a mechanism for
Okeechobee County to receive a
share of the revenues from this
project.
The board will also be asked to
pass a resolution urging the state
legislature to fund the Rural and
Family Lands Protection Act. This
act would provide a mechanism
to keep rural lands under private
stewardship while helping to pre-
vent subdivision of the land and
protecting the environment.
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
*present longevity awards to
employees;


(DEP). With the current budget
cuts brought about by new prop-
erty lax laws, it is uncertain how
much money DEP will allow the
county this year.
Mr. Rowland said that if the
county loses grant funding, other
means will have to be found to
pay for recycling. He is in favor
of county wide recycling with
everyone paying for it with an as-
sessment like garbage collection.
However, Mr. Rowland said the
commissioners were against that
idea because they did not want to
impose an assessment on every-
body because some people may
not want to recycle.
"You have to have garbage
collection, Mr. Rowland, "but you
don't have to recycle."
In lieu of county wide recy-
cling, Mr. Rowland would at least


more and more as the condition
of the lake gets worse. This-pro-
cess costs additional money to
the local citizens.
The students presented a time-
line dated back 6,000 years ago
when the lake first formed.
Recently, in 2006, the estimat-
ed cost of the restoration efforts of
the lake tributary system climbed
to $10.8 billion.
"Only we can help Lake
Okeechobee. For if we don't it
might stop existing. Our children's
children may never see it. A natu-
ral beauty gone, but we can fight
this destruction," they staed.
Additional stories will follow
with the other ideas from the
local YMS and OMS students.
Watch for them daily.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


*proclaim May to be National
Youth Safety Month in Okeecho-
bee County;
*receive the quarterly report
from Okeechobee Main Street;
*commend Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue, the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office, BMJ
Towing and Rick's Crane Service
for their response to local aircraft
accidents on April 7 and April,14;
*approve two change orders
to Dickerson Florida, Inc. for run-
way improvements at the airport;
*consider a reduction of a
code violation fine:
*schedule budget workshops
and public hearings;
*consider a route for a bypass
road between S.R. 70 and S.R.
78;
*schedule workshops to con-
sider renovation of the jail and
sheriffs office and the courthouse;
and
, *consider the use of Ever-
glades Elementary School as a
summer play camp site.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawvda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


like to see recycling extended
westward to Lazy 7 and River Oak
Acres and northward to Country
Hills Estates.
There are at least two recycling
places in Okeechobee where
people can take used metal At-
las Recycling and Bella Recycling.
Both recycling places are located
in the 2200 block of U. S. 98 N.
The telephone directory lists no
local commercial recycler that
will take paper and glass.
To find out what days recycling
takes place in your neighborhood
or to request a recycling bin if you
don't have one, call Waste Man-
agement at 863-763-4818.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Two arrested on drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man and
woman have been arrested and
booked into the county jail on fel-
ony drug charges following their
arrest by the Okeechobee Narcot-
ics Task Force.
Arrested early Tuesday morn-
ing were Howard Perry Johnson,
Jr., 62, N.E. 301st Blvd., and Karen
Lynn Chavis, 35, of Okeechobee.
Both were charged with the felo-
ny of possession of cocaine, and
the misdemeanor of possession
of drug paraphernalia. Bond was
set at $6,000 for each.
A task force arrest affidavit in-


Karen Lynn Howard Perry
Chavis Johnson, Jr.
dicates that a detective from that
unit stopped a green 1999 Ford
Explorer on Charles Harvey High-
way around 1:30 a.m. on Apirl
22. The driver, Chavis, was found
to be driving on a suspended li-
cense.
When asked, Chavis gave de-


tectives consent to search the
vehicle. With the help of K-9 Rex
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the detectives
found a cigar tube in the front
seat console.
Inside the tube was a hard
substance that, when field tested,
indicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine, stated the
arrest affidavit. The suspected co-
caine weighed less than a gram,
added the arrest report.
The detectives then found out
that Chavis and her boyfriend,
Johnson, were staying at a U.S.
441 S. motel. They went to room
112 of the motel and found John-


son.
During a search of the room
the detectives reportedly found
two pipes which are commonly
used to smoke cocaine. There
was a residue in each pipe that,
when field tested, indicated a
positive result for the presence of
cocaine, said the arrest report.
A small amount of suspected
cocaine was also found in a small
plastic baggie, continued the re-
port. The weight of the suspected
cocaine was less than one gram,
said the report.
Chavis was also issued a. traffic
citation for driving while license
suspended.


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A man and woman were ar-
rested early Tuesday after they
allegedly purchased a substance
from an undercover detective
that was purported to be crack
cocaine.
Eddy Arnold Everett, 50, S.E.
34th Ave., and Tracy Lynn Haney,
35, N.W. Kingston St., Port St. Lu-
cie, were both charged with the
purchase of a controlled sub-
stance in lieu of a controlled sub-
stance.
Everett and Haney were


Tracy Lynn Eddy Arnold
Haney Everett
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$5,000 each.
According to an arrest report
by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force, a detective from that


meet him in the parking lot of a substance that was supposed to


fast food restaurant on U.S. 441
S. The report goes on to state that
Everett told the detective he had
a female friend with him and that
they would be in a silver Jeep.
The detective told Everett that
he would be on a bicycle.
A few minutes later as the de-
tective was standing next to the
parking lot a silver Jeep pulled up
to him. Everett allegedly made a
deal to buy $50 worth of crack co-
caine from the detective.


be -- but wasn't -- crack cocaine.
Everett then handed it to the driv-
er, Haney, who told him it was
good to buy, said the report.
At that point, the man alleg-
edly gave the undercover detec-
tive $50.
Once the deal was consum-
mated, the detective contacted
fellow task force members who
stopped the Jeep and placed Ev-
erett and Haney under arrest.


Local woman accused of drug trafficking


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 28-year-old local woman
was arrested when she went to a
local pharmacy to pick up a fake
prescription for oxycodone, states
a Narcotics Task Force arrest re-
port.
Nicole Marie Fortier, 28, S.W
24th Ave., was charged Monday
with possession of a controlled
substance and trafficking in oxy-


codone.. She
was booked into
the Okeechobee
County Jail.
The arrest re-
port states that
task force detec-
tives were con-
tacted about the
bogus prescrip- Nicole Marie
tion by the phar- Fortier
macy. The prescription was for
40 qxycodone, 30 mg., pills. The


combined weight of the pills was
4.035 grams, added the report.
The prescription was suppos-
edly issued by a local doctor who,
when contacted, told the detec-
tives'that the script was a fake.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on April
21, a woman arrived at the phar-
macy to pick up the prescription.
As the woman, later identified as
Fortier, left the store the detectives
stopped her.
Fortier, who works for a local


doctor, was placed under arrest
and taken to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. She was
charged with trafficking in oxy-
codone because the total weight
of the pills exceeded 4 grams.
When arrested Fortier also had
her 3-year-old daughter with her.
It was not clear as of newspaper
deadline what was done with the
toddler.


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Okeechobee News
An Orlando woman who was
under arrest on a charge of retail
theft reportedly managed to slip,
off her handcuffs and then tried
to flee local deputies, but she was
caught after a brief foot chase.
Julie Lynne Browning, Forrest
Grove Blvd., was arrested Satur-
day, April 19, spent her 45th birth-
day in the Okeechobee County
Jail.


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meanors of retail theft and resist-
ing a merchant. She was booked
into the county jail under a bond
of $12,000.
According to an arrest report
by Deputy Michael Bobrowski
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), he was sum-
moned to Home Depot, 2700 U.S.
441 S., around 11:45 a.m. in re-
gard to the alleged theft of three
items totaling $114.53. A mem-
ber of the store's asset protec-
tion team confronted Browning


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to secure Browning she resisted
and finally had to be placed in
handcuffs.
The deputy met with the men
and Browning then placed her
under arrest. Then, while he and
Deputy Arlene Durbin were tak-
ing Browning to Deputy Durbin's
patrol car, the 5-foot-6, 175-pound
woman slipped off the handcuffs
and began to run, stated the re-
port.
A foot chase ensued and
Browning was apprehended in


She was charged with the outside the store. When he and the parking lot of the flea market
felony of escape, and the misde- another member of his team tried at 3100 U.S. 441 S.


Bird on. a wire sparks brush fire T ,

By Charles M. Murphy learned that a bird had landed blaze just after 1 p.m. \ .
Okeechobee News on a power line, forced it to arch, About 200 gallons of water
.... and the power line touched the was used to extinguish the blaze.


Dsul ll ires can eiU ItgLU 111ten
several different ways ranging
from more normal reasons like
smoking, or lightning strikes, to
bizarre reasons, like animals.
Saturday a bird apparently
sparked a grass fire at 11605 U.S.
98 North that threatened two
structures, Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue stated.
A report from paramedic Ev-
erette Wooten stated that firemen
encountered a blaze around 2:30
p.m. and used 200 gallons of wa-
ter to put out the grass fire. Two
units and two firemen were on
the scene for about 30 minutes.
Upon investigation it was


ground, sparking the blaze.
There were no injuries report-
ed.
Also Saturday fire crews put
out a brush fire sparked by an
all terrain vehicle at 16900 N.W.
192nd Street. Firemen were on
the scene for about an hour.
The fire report from Mr. Woo-
ten stated that two units and two
firemen put out the blaze with
assistance from the Division of
Forestry. About $1,000 in property
damage was reported.
The 2002 Suzuki 250 Ozark
ATV owned by Tammie Lee ap-
parently came in contact with
some dry brush and ignited the


The ATV apparently caught on fire
in a pasture and caught a small
patch of grass along the road on
fire. The ATV sustained extensive
damage.
There were no injuries report-
ed.






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DRIVERS LICENSE OFFICE: Recently a wise person called
speak out and made an excellent suggestion. About the County Com-
missioners stepping in to help us keep our drivers license office in
Okeechobee. As a long time experienced realtor, I totally agree. The
idea of the residents of Okeechobee having to drive back and forth
over to the coast, especially with our current high rate of fuel, would
definitely have a negative impact on our community.
OAKS AT SHANNONS CROSSING: What a beautiful piece
of architecture, the Oaks at Shannon's Crossing. This is an asset to
Okeechobee County. We can only hope it stays looking that good.
SMOKING: I saw on the news this morning that another town in
West Palm Beach is banning smoking in their public parks. We need
to jump on the bandwagon in Okeechobee, like the nursing home
that allows smoking, and you go to the ball park to watch your kid
play ball and sit on the bleachers and there will be five or six parents
around sitting there smoking. They should either create a smoking
area or ban it completely at our ball parks. This is ridiculous. We need
to keep our children out of the smoke.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Yes, with all of this talk about the Code
Enforcement in Okeechobee I think it is despicable that you drive
down N.W Ninth Avenue right before the IRCC building on the left
and the state building on the right and all of those homes the whole
way driving down Ninth Avenue are all dilapitated and falling down
and all the roofs are rotten. I just cannot believe the Okeechobee al-
lows that. I am not saying this in a bad way, but if somebody has
money, they will code violate them, but if they are poor people, they
do nothing and I think that is wrong. I'm not blaming the poor people
who live in there, but I think that everyone needs to get together and
clean their area up because these kids have to live there and go to
school and get off the bus there and that has got to be embarrassing.
We need to do something to help those people. Clean it up or get
them out of there.
HONEY BEES: There is a problem with Africanized Honey Bees
so now in a panic, people are going to kill every swarm of bees every-
where in Florida that is not in a bee keeper's box. The Bible talks of a
famine around this time in our life, and I believe that this is going to be
what causes it. They are going to kill off the rest of the bees that nor-
mally pollinate everything that we have and in the end, we are going
to end up in a famine. This is just like they did with the Kissimmee Riv-
er. They straightened it out instead of just making a little flood control
and now look at it. And now they realize later on, that it has caused
us big problems. And now I believe that killing off all of these bees is
ultimately going to throw us into a famine. This is a bad thing.
OLIVE GARDEN: I was just wondering if the mayor, city council,
or the Chamber of Commerce could do about getting an Olive Garden
restaurant here. Wouldn't it be nice to have a real nice restaurant to go
to? I was just wondering if this could be done, or if they had thought
about trying to get some more restaurants here.
HUNTING: If it's not hunting season and you own land, is it il-
legal to hunt on your land? I keep getting different answers on that.
Editor's note: According to the Florida Wildlife Commission Web
site, hunting on private property requires a hunting license and
that you abide by the hunting seasons. However, hunting wild
hogs is allowed year round. For more information online, go to
http://www.floridaconservation.org/hunting/ or contac the Flori-
da Wildlife Commission.
MOTORCYCLE COP: I was just reading the comment about the
motorcycle police officer who was hit. This was a tragedy in both
cases, but the reader made the point, that if the officer had his left
turn signal on then it was illegal to pass him. This reader needs to
recheck the Florida laws. When you are making a left turn in Florida,
you must yield to all oncoming traffic, both behind you and coming
from the other direction. Please check your back. Editor's note: You
are correct that, according to the Florida Driver's Handbook, before
making a turn, a driver should check the traffic behind him. How-
ever, also according to the Florida Driver's Handbook, in the case of
a two lane road, if the driver in front signals to make a left turn, it
would be illegal for the vehicle behind him to then attempt to pass
on the left. The person turning left would only be in the wrong if the
other car had already signalled to pass on the left before the driver in
the front signaled for a left turn. Before passing, a driver must signal
his intention to move into the left lane to pass. In this particular ac-
cident, the Florida Highway Patrol conducted an investigation and
found the driver of the van, which attempted to pass the motorcyle,
to be at fault.
HORSE MANURE: Who is allowing horse manure from Palm
Beach and Martin counties to be dumped in Okeechobee County?
Horses in South Florida produce 4 1/2 tons of manure per year. Does
this help our water supply?
CANALS: I want to thank you so much for the cleaning out of the'
canals of the Treasure Island area. Its wonderful that they finally came
in and ripped out all of that green growing stuff that has been clogging
them so long instead of just the spray. It was a wonderful idea. Thank
you for blacktopping the roads in the Treasure Island area too. Let's
think of some of the good things and try to help our neighbors instead
of crashing down on them and threatening them with violations.



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Letters to the Editor


We are all the same
This letter is to all of the heart-
less children at the high school.
First of all I want to say my heart
grieves for you and the people
who have to come in contact with
you. Unfortunately my daughter
is one of the many people who
have to listen to your heartless-
ness. And yes I can say you are
heartless, because it means you
are without compassion, pitiless,
cruel and without warmth! I have
news for everyone of you, we are
all the same!
If you take away your money,
your home, your cars, and your
skin color we are all made of the
same things. God made each of
us in his likeness and what you
choose to do with your likeness is
up to you. That decision is what
makes the world what it is today.
I am very saddened to know
that some of you are Seniors and


can possibly act with such heart-
lessness over a fellow child's life.
Some of us are strong spirited and
some of us just get so beat down
by some of you heartless people
so bad we don't want to exist and
some of us don't know or have
the strength to get back up. I think
that it is very cruel for any of you
to have made any remark to this
child's death other than why?
Why did we have to lose
someone who had so much com-
passion in life?
Maybe if some of you would
re-examine your life and think
"Could I be nicer? Should I say
what I'm thinking? Am I going to
touch that persons life or make it
worse by what I am going to say
or do?" or even "Would I want it
said or done to me?"
I have a major grieving in my
heart today for this world and
what WE, yes WE, have made


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 23
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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
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.

Thursday, April 24
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893
or 863-763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet
at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at 863-763-2893
days, or 863-467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
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 night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.


it. We are all human and we all
have feelings. Why don't we un-
derstand this with our actions and
our words.
Parents, I hope those of you
who read this will sit down with
your child or children and tell
them how much you love them
and that anyone can change or
be what they want to be, it is their
decision, and ask them to read
this.
I know everyone has lives
and sometimes we get so car-
ried away in ours we don't think
"could my child actually act like
this or do such hurtful things to
other people or is someone mak-
ing my child feel the way this
child felt?"
Children, if you are saying
these things or doing anything to
make someone else feel the way
this child did, just to fit in or Make
yourself look better. I ask you, is


a life or someone elses feelings
worth it? How would you feel be-
ing this person it's being done to?
I know we as parents should
teach our children right from
wrong and life's demands are
hard on all of us.
I think that while they are
teaching everything our children
are supposed to know to get
through life, they are leaving the
most important one out! What is
the good of teaching math, his-
tory, spelling, literature, and P.E.
without explaining why? Every-
one of these things have derived
from one main thing, how we
have treated each other!
We send our kids to school to
hopefully make them better at life
instead I think our kids get turned
into categories.
May God's peace and love be
with all of you.
Patricia Hapner


Community Events

Red Cross class dates slated
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering First Aid Ba-
sics on Thursday, April 24. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. and all
classes will be held at the branch office. To register, or for more infor-
mation 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.

IRCC Theatre to perform "Mulan"
The IRCC Theatre department will present "Mulan" on April 25
at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at the IRCC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce. The action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's "Mulan," per-
formed by IRCC Performing Arts Academy students. Tickets are $8.
Call the IRCC Box Office at 1-800-220-9915.

Earl Harmon Benefit
A benefit for Earl Harmon will be held on April 26 starting at noon
at the Eagles #4137, 9985 N. 441. There will be a live band, and auc-
tion, a cookout and a 50/50 drawing. Donations are being accepted for
the auction. For more information call 863-357-2552.

Native plant sale Saturday
A free class on Florida Friendly gardening and native plant will be
given on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at South Flori-
da Community College, 2251 N.E. Turner Avenue in Arcadia.
Learn how to transform your property into a beautiful oasis for peo-
ple and wildlife that will not only conserve precious water resources
and reduce pollution but may also save time and money. Learn about
organic gardening and get answers to gardening and plant questions
during the Ask-the-expert session.
Angela Sachan from the local extension service Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods program will be there to help with questions for area
residents attending the program.

Habitat for Humanity holds yard sale
Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee County Inc. is going to have a
yard sale bn April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tractor Supply park-
ing lot. We will continue to take donations until Thursday. You may
call Shirley at 863-467-6484 or Carol at 863-357-2536.

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.

Bassinger School Reunion planned
The Bassinger School Reunion will be held on Sunday, April 27.
Beginning at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 1 p.m. Please bring a cov-
ered dish. Meat, paper goods and iced tea will be furnished. Please
invite anyone you know that attended Bassinger School to this event. If
you have any questions please call Alta Lee Barber at 863-634-9735.


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Feed a Body,
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The Nu Iota Chapter of the
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designed to help alleviate hunger
and illiteracy in Treasure Coast
communities.
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and community members are
asked to drop of non-perishable
food items or books at their
nearest IRCC campus between
now and IRCC Commencement
on May 2..


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Main Campus, 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, Kight
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Union and Bookstore;
Mueller Campus, 6155 Col-
lege Lane, Vero Beach Reg-
istration area in the Schumann
Center and Bookstore;
Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E.
Salerno Road, Stuart Registra-
tion area in the Morgade Student
Services and Administration
Center;
Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229
N.W Ninth Ave., Okeechobee -
Student Lounge and Academic
Support Center;
St. Lucie West Campus, 500


N.W California Blvd., Port St. Lu-
cie, Joint Cafe.
After IRCC Commencement,
the books and canned goods
will be given to local literacy and
hunger relief agencies.
"As student leaders within our
college, we are pleased to be at
the helm of this new initiative,"
said Tiffany Mathis, chapter pres-
ident. "We are proud to have this
opportunity to give back to the
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Obituaries


Carol L. Mercer
Carol L. Mercer, age 66, of
Okeechobee died April 20, 2008,
in Okeechobee.
Mrs. Mercer
was born Jan.
10, 1942, in Los
Angeles, Calif.,
to Robert and
Betty Rezac.
She was a
waitress hav-
ing come to
Okeechobee Carol L.a
from Hemet, Ca- Mercer
lif., in 1985. She
was of the Baptist faith and dearly
loved her grandchildren.
Mrs. Mercer is survived by her
son, Matthew Mance Mercer of
Okeechobee; daughters, Sharon
Peters of Memphis, Tenn., Christy
Robinson of Okeechobee, and
Shanon Pope of Vero Beach; four
grandchildren, Ryan, Rory, Emily
and Elizabeth; and, great grand-
daughter Baylee.
Memorial services will be
held 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at
Goodbread Ranch.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

John Wesley Jones, Sr.
John Wesley Jones, Sr., age 82,
of Ambrose, Ga., and a longtime
resident of Okeechobee; died Sat-
urday, April 19, 2008, in Georgia.
Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Wahalla,
S.C., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 56 years
before moving to Ambrose, Ga.,
and was a member of the Pinev-
iew Church of God in Ambrose.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Minnie B. Jones; son, John
W. Jones, Jr.; and, daughter Linda
D. Wilcox.
He is survived by his son, Don-
nie (Angie) Jones of Ambrose,
Ga.; daughters, Fay (Raymond
Murray) Yates of Okeechobee,
Wanda (Bud) Korte of North-
port, Patricia (Celso) Lopez of
Okeechobee, Arlene (Roger)
Jackson of Okeechobee, Darlene
(Frank) Docchio of Bronson and
Norma (Ben) Tuccornoni, of
Sebring. In addition, he is sur-
vived by brothers, Marion Jones
of Toccoa, Ga., Ostel. Jones of


Rabbit Town, Ga., Paul Jones of
Fort Myers; sisters, Rachel Frady
of Wahalla, S.C., Wynona So-
lano of Fort McCoy, Ann Kelly of
Clarksville, Ga.; 27 grandchildren,
37 great grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
on Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m.
until service times at 1 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. In-
terment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Erik Preston Spires
Erik Preston Spires, age 25,
of Lake Placid and formerly of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, April
17, 2008, at his residence in Lake
Placid.
" BornMay23,1982,inOkeecho-
bee, he was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his
father, Virgel Spires, Jr.
He is survived by his mother,
Dawn Spires; brother, Christopher
S. Spires; sisters, Ashley Spires and
Jennifer Spires all of Lake Placid;
niece, Gracie Roberts; nephew,
Gavin Spires both of Lake Placid;
aunts and uncles, Stephanie and
Jay Walpole of Okeechobee, Ray
and Denise Hendry of Palmdale,
Tracy Warburton of Palmdale, Su-
sie and Mark Walters of Okeecho-
bee, Jessie Lovier of Melbourne,
Mike Spires of Vero Beach, Rob-
bie Spires of Okeechobee; and,
grandmother Patricia Spires of
Okeechobee.
The family will be receiving
friends on Friday, April 25, from 4
p.m. until service time at 6 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Cha-
pel.
In lieu of flowers, an account
has been set up at Seacoast Bank
in Erik's name to help the family
with funeral expenses.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Juanita Stinnett
Schrecongost
Juanita Stinnett Schrecongost,
age 75, of Okeechobee, formerly
of Indianapolis, Ind., died April 9,
2008.
She was very active in the
Moose Lodge.


She was preceded in death by
her husband, Don D. Schrecon-
gost.
She is survived by her children,
Wanda MacPherson of Houston,
Ronald (Martha) Stinnett of In-
dianapolis, Ind., Brenda (Jerry)
Wilkins of Plainfield, Debbie
(Stinnett) Berg of Syracuse, N.Y.,
and Anna Stinnett of Brownsburg;
step-children, Duane (Beverly)
Schrecongost of Largo, Debbie
Schrecongost of California and
Derry Schrecongost of St. Peters-
burg; numerous grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held
at 3 p.m. on April 27 at Moose
Lodge #2417 in Buckhead Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the American
Lung Association, American Heart
Association, American Kidney As-
sociation or Moose Heart.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Oscar K. Peterson
Oscar K. Peterson, age 64, of
Okeechobee, died April 20, 2008,
at Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Peterson was born May
21, 1943, in Everson, Pa. He
was a steel worker. He came to
Okeechobee from Merrillville,
Ind., in 1994. He was an avid fish-
erman, enjoyed motorcycles and
loved to attend auctions.
Mr. Peterson is survived by his
son, Casey L. Peterson of Moxee,
Wash.; daughter, Victoria Peter-
son of Richmond, Va.; six grand-
children; brother, Gerald Peter-
son of Everson, Pa., and sister,
Claranne Hager of Irwin, Pa.
Memorial services will be held
at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Big Lake Hos-
pice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart,
Fla., 34997.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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UF helping conserve energy


By Chuck Woods
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE -- As more
consumers struggle with record-
breaking energy costs and rapid
urban growth puts a strain on
Florida's natural resources, the
University of Florida's extension
service is launching a public
awareness campaign promoting
effective energy use and discour-
aging all forms of energy waste.
Initiated by UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
the statewide campaign -- aimed
at the state's current and future
residents -- kicked off April 22 dur-
ing the annual Earth Day event.
"Everyone is concerned about
soaring energy costs and water
conservation, but the problem is
more challenging here in Florida
because our population contin-
ues to increase by more than 800
residents every day," said Pierce
Jones, director of UF's Program
for Resource Efficient Communi-
ties. "That kind of growth, along
with the needs of our existing
population for energy and water,
is taking a tremendous toll on
the state's natural resources," he
said.
A catalogue of fact sheets on
energy efficiency, water conserva-
tion and environmental protection
for homeowners is being devel-
oped by the UF extension service.
The first set of documents was
released Tuesday on ceiling fans,
air conditioning and duct sys-
tems. Additional publications on
topics such as lighting, insulation,
water heaters, irrigation, climate
change and reducing the "carbon
footprint" will be released over


University of Florida/IFAS/Tyler Jones)
Craig Miller (left) and Pierce Jones, who work in UF's Program for Resource Efficient Com-
munities, display signs at a home in Gainesville's Madera development on Friday, April 18,
that show the economic and environmental benefits of new residences that are highly energy
efficient. The home used half the energy of similarly sized homes in 2007, allowing carbon
credits to be sold in a pilot program. Jones, who directs the program, said the UF Extension
Service is launching a statewide public information campaign on April 22, Earth Day, to help
Florida residents save energy and water.


the next two months..
The publications will be post-
ed under the "Sustainable Living"
heading at extension's Solutions-
ForYourLife.com Web site.
Jones, who is working with the
Florida Energy Office to develop
the information campaign, said
many residents come from states
with different climates and eco-
systems and may not be aware of
Florida's fragile environment.
"Much of the damage to the
state's natural resources is due to


a simple lack of awareness about
our ecosystems and how homes
interact with the environment,"
he said. "There, are many ways
that people can save energy and
water in their homes and land-
scapes, which will help not only
the state's natural resources, but
their own economic situations as
well."
Jones said UF's Program for
Resource Efficiency Communities
was established in 2004 to pro-
mote adoption of the best design,


construction and management
practices that measurably reduce
energy and water consumption
as well as environmental degra-
dation in new residential develop-
ments.
After years as the nation's
fourth-largest state, Florida is
poised to become the nation's
third largest in the next few years
-- after California and Texas -- un-
derscoring the urgent need for
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he said.


Celebrity Waiter Night raises $1,130


What a nigh -- $1,130 for three
hours of service.
Several weeks ago, Golden
Corral Assistant Manager Debo-


rah Hall contacted Chief Denny
Davis and asked the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD)
to participate in Golden Corral's


Annual Celebrity Waiter Night
fundraiser to benefit Shands Chil-
dren's Hospital.
OCPD family members, friends


and some unknowing suspects
were lured to a special seating
area where officers' served their
drinks, carried their trays, brought
extra plates, and swiped a deviled
egg or two -- all the while.hoping
for a sizable tip. They even sang
happy birthday at the request of
one customer.
The event was enjoyed by res-
taurant patrons and officers.
Thanks to Golden Corral and
the OCPD for a successful event,
and especially for making a differ-
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Fort Drum brush fire threatens RV


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The heat from a lawnmow-
er engine is believed to be the
cause of a brush fire that burned
about two acres in Fort Drum on
Monday afternoon, Okeechobee
County Fire Rescue reported.
A report from paramedic Don-
ny Arnold noted that four units


and nine firemen and volunteers
from Okeechobee Fire Rescue
and Fort Drum put out the blaze
at 30653 N.W. Center Avenue
around 4 p.m. Monday.
The report stated that about an
acre of brush was burning near
an RV camper on the property
when firemen arrived. The fire-
men were on the scene for about
2 1/2 hours putting out the blaze.


The Division of Forestry pro-
vided mutual aid, and their plows
surrounded the flames, helping to
extinguish it, the report added.
Although the flames burned
right up to the walls of the RV,
and heavy smoke made it tough
on firefighters, no damage was
reported.
Firemen also reported no in-
juries


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Church news in Brief


Church holds
annual 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 Chris-
tian Church. Classic Cars, Muscle
Cars, New and Old. There will be
a $5 registration fee for each car
entrv 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.

Church plans
golf tournament
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a golf tournament, Sat-
urdayv. May 17. at Okeechobee


Golf and Country Club. Cost is
$45 (includes green fee, cart, and
barbecue lunch). Proceeds will
aid youth in doing random acts of
kindness, attend M-fuge, M-fuge is
a Missions Conference for youth
to learn about missions and par-
ticipate in mission efforts. M-fuge
will assist the younge people in
team building, and strengthening
relationships to God, family, and
community Reoistration hbeins


Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day, children from the St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church
Sunday School classes planted flowers outside the church. The church is located off State
Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge.


at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is en-
couraged and may be clone at the
church office, Monday-Thursday
8 am. to 5 p.m.
A putting contest for two
Southwest Airline tickets at 7:30
a.m. Door prizes, first, second,
third place prizes, closest to pin,
longest drive. Four man team
scramble (first 48 to register and
pay will receive a free hat). Regis-
ter at Oakview Baptist Church of-
fice monday through Thursday, 8
a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-registration is en-
couraged and can be done at the
church office. Monday-Thursday,
8 a.m. 5 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 863-763-1699.

Ministry sponsors
fishing tournament
Freedom Outreach Ministry
will sponsoring a monthly fishing
tournament. This month the tour-
nament will take place on Sun-
day, April 27 at Sportmens Canal.
Registration is $70 per boat, and
there is a $10 big fish pot. You can
fish by yourself or with a partner.
Tournament begins at Safe Light
until 2 p.m. For More Informa-
tion, Please call 863-532-1718 or
863-634-3790.

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


of Allen Pote's, "0, Jonah," be
presented on Sunday, May 18,
at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For
information contact Lonnie
Kirsch or Nancy Vaughan at 863-
763-4021.
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


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


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EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
: ,7/24 SERVICE
FOR 0 UR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5"' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
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Anthony T. Young

SReal Estat/itle Insurance
Contract Preparation
Civil Litigation
Quiet Title Proceedins
SCorporations Probate
Wills & Estate Plannin
Fami ly Law- Landlord/renant
MenlEer oAttorneys'TideIsurance FmunmInc
1158 South Parrott Avenue* Okeechobee
863-824-6776


RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
CONSTRUCTION
Kitchen & Bath Renovatiorins
Additions o
STop Of The Line Wood Cabinets


Gutters Plus,

Since 2000 Licensed and Insured
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and Enclosures
Carports
Call today for your free estimate
(863 634-3159
Lic. #0CSL2783-01


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Associate
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634-4106



Patricia L. Goolsby. Lic Real Estate Broker


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
*763-7073 CAC0,3262


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800



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* We Service All Brands
* 1 yr guarantee on repl. parts
* 24/7 Emergency Service
* FREE estimates
* Senior citizen discount
763-8391
312 S.W. 2nd St.
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HAIR 911
If You Can't
Grow It
I will INFUSE it!
I will SEW it!
I will BOND it!
Thin, I will FILL it!
Bald Spot, I will COVER it!
And No One Will
'y Know It! '
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Barbara Gonzalez
SO.CAP USA
Hair Extensions
Certified Specialist
Setving My Hometown


863-357-1270
143 N.W. 36th Street
Inside Evie's Salon


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,eanettels Interiors1
"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


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


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Lunch Specials
Burritos, Enchiladas, Chimichangas,
Chicken or Steak Fajitas
Open 7 Days 10a.m. 10p.m.
151 NW 36th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Karns Tractor,
Bushog Mowing
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
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 457


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"Over 25 Yrs Experience"
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



Publix.
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE.'
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com



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PLUMBING
Residential and Commercial
Sales, Service and New
Construction
24 Hour Emergency Service
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
863-763-6461
License #CFCO 22585




Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
License #1809


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Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Friday,
April 18, through Thursday, April 24, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre I "21" (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: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Other Boleyn Girl" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
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read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
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fy us prior to the deadline list-
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bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
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advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 17_,5
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



ABSOLUTE ESTATE Auction -
Saturday, May 3, 10 am cst,
Centre, Alabama, 550+/-
Contiguous Acres in Tracts,
Abundant Road Frontage,
Creeks. (866)789-5169,
www. american-auction-
eers.com, Keith Baldwin AL
1416.
MAJOR REAL ESTATE AUC-
TION. Friday, May 16, Noon.
Radford, VA. 78+/- acre for-
mer Saint Albans Hospital
campus will be offered in 7
parcels. Property features an
106,800+/- sq. ft. Class A
office building/former hospi-
tal, a 42,000+/- sq. ft. his-
toric building, a 2,280+/-
sq. ft. home/office, support-
ing buildings and 58+/- ac.
of prime development land
with commercial and resi-
dential potential. One tract
has frontage on the New Riv-
er. Property Address: 6226
University Park Dr., Radford,
VA 24141. Visit
www.woltz.com or call auc-
tioneer for information. Pre-
views: Wed., Apr. 23, Wed.,
Apr. 30, Fri., May 9, from
12-3 PM and Thurs., May
15, from 3-5 PM. Woltz &
Associates, Inc. (VA#321),
Real Estate Brokers & Auc-
tioneers, (800)551-3588,
Roanoke, VA 24011.


CREMATORIUM NICHE -
.Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
$750. (302)747-7766


DOG Found in vic. of Platts
Bluff. Lg. brown male. Call to
ID. Call 863-467-6960 or
863-634-4626


BABY KITTENS Free To Good
Homes. Really cute & nicely
marked. (863)357-0037
CHIHUAHUA/TERRIER MIX-
2yr old female, loving, shots
up to date, to good home
only (863)467-6984
CURR PUPS free to good
homes, 8 weeks old
(863)675-2844
GREAT DOG 1/2 Chihuahua,
1/2 Italian Greyhound, 11 meo
old, needs attention & room
to play. (863)261-4253 aft 7


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Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
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(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.
Earn some extra cash.
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the classifiedsl





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

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Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News and Advertiser, and The Sun
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in a busy cardiology office.
Medical knowledge & exp.
needed. Exc. benefit plan
offered. Fax resume to
863-467-8708 or
call 863-467-9400
SCHEDULING/RECEPTION
COORDINATOR:
For a quality orthodontic
practice. EXCELLENT
communication, secretarial
and computer skills essential.
Must be able to multi-task.
Fax resume to (863)467-2347
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FOR CALL CENTER
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req'd. Students & Retirees
welcome, Min. age req. 18.
Call Okeechobee 1 Stop Ctr
at: 863-462-5350
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!






Experienced
medical
assistant and
receptionist
needed
Please fax
resume to
772-562-6736



POST OFFICE NOW HIRING!
Avg Pay $20/ hr,
$57 K/yr, incl. Fed Ben, OT.
Placed by adSource,
not aff w/ USPS who hires.
1-866-920-3186

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breezel


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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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800 in a day? 30
Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
befo e responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

-POSTAL JOBS-
$17.89- $28.27/hr, Now
Hiring. For application &
free government job info.,
Call American Assoc. of
Labor 1-913-599-8226,
24hrs. emp. serv.

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

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
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 you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.


Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?



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License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3932
Antiques 0510


WOOD BURNING
STOVE Antique,
condition.
(863)675-4858


COOK
excellent
$225


MINI FRIDGE good cond.,
$75. (863)517-2329
REFRIDGERATOR Ice maker
be hooked up in it. Good
condition. $175. or best of-
fer. (863)467-1540
REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire,
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $200
(863)517-0664 (Muse)
REFRIGERATOR GE, White,
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
REFRIGERATOR glass
shelves that roll out, icemak-
er, exc. cond., like new,
$275 neg. (863)675-2596
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, Kenmore/Whirlpool,
white, black trim, exc. cond.,
$200. (863)763-0141
REFRIGERATOR -Whirlpool,
Black, 18 cu ft, like new,
$250 or best offer
(863)228-7230
STOVE Whirlpool, works
good & Refrigerator West-
inghouse, $100 for both or
best offer. (863)885-2758
UPRIGHT FREEZER Ken-
more, 10 cu ft, excellent
condition. $50
(863)467-2984
WASHER Amana, good
shape $50 (863)634-2817


Salon-mate pedicure cart,
black w/ 2 drawers, new
$100 or best offer
(863)763-7497 after 6 p.m.


2 Ladies bicycles for sale
Both are in good condition
$60 or will separate, call for
details (863)763-0742
BIKE 21 speed, 26" Magna
Womens bike and car carrier
rack. $50 (863)840-0442
LADIES BICYCLE 24" Kula-
na, like new, turquoise. $40
or best offer. (863)357-6703
MOUNTAIN BIKES (3) 26",
$150 will sell separately.
(863)467-4674



NATURAL HEALING 8 large
volumes, covers everything
from A-Z, '07 series. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0627


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you're looking for!

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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE signs!


Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


BUNKBEDS Red/metal, twin
top, full bottom, includes
comforters, curtains & val-
ance. $100 (239)986-0174
CHINA CABINET Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves -
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
white/pine, good condition,
$100 or best offer.
772-215-4085
COUCH beige background,
w/blue & burgundy flowers,
like new, $400.
(863)357-0215
COUCH floral design $40
(863)228-7382
COUCH Leather, Ottoman,
Camel color. Good condition.
$150. (863)677-5222
Couch w/ air bed mattress,
full size, floral beige w/green
& orange, $500 neg.
(863)763-4461
DINETTE SET With 4 chairs
& cushions, good condition.
$40 (863)467-6984
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $150
(863)517-2191
FUTON, SWIVEL ROCKER &,
ANTIQUE CHAIR all in
good condition, $140 or will
sell sep (315)751-6632
LIVING ROOM SET 4 piece,
Cherry wood. $400
(863)675-7410
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc.
$450 or best offer.
(239)867-4201
LR SET 8 pc., white leather
sofa & loveseat, 2 lamps, 3
tables & Ig. TV armoire,
$350. (863)467-5965
MASAGE PAD Twin size,
Homedics electric with heat.
Very high end. $50.
(863)303-3206





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.





Queen bed, pillow top, 2
months old, includes frame
and box spring, $500 or best
offer (863)532-1327
ROCKING CHAIR inside/out-
side, like new, exc. cond.,
$65 or best offer.
(863)675-2596
Sect. couch, light yellow, 1
year old, coffee table andl
end tables, $1,000 or will
separate (863)532-1327
SLEEP NUMBER BED King
size, no room, must sell.
New $1600, asking $750.
(863)634-2154
SOFA Excellent condition.
Beige with peach & green
stripes. $125.
(863)517-0244
SOFA & LOVESEAT Good
condition. Country blue &
white. $150. (863)467-1540
SOFA TABLE New, Walnut
finish. $50. (772)233-1127
Standing Jewelry Box, black,
6 drawers, 2 side doors, flip
top, $250 (863)532-1327
TABLE Bamboo glass top
and four chairs. $150 neg
(863)467-1396
TV TABLE With pull out
drawers. Oak. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage.


* All personal items under $5,000
ABSOLUTELY FREE!
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


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



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "BEAT
NEXT INCREASE!" Deposit
holds for 3 months. 25x40
$6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Many others. Manufacturer
s i n c e
1980... (800)668-5422.
www.pioneersteel.com.
QUANTUM HUT 40 x 44 x
15, never assembled. $4500
(863)357-2795 after 6pm



FLOOR TILES 50-60 tiles,
18"x6", All for $40. or best
offer. (863)697-8881
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
(863)763-1997
TILE 10 cases, 4/4 x V4,
Daltile brand, White glazed ce-
ramic, K101 441P1 shade
5550. $100. (863)635-9084
WINDOWS White aluminum,
used, good cond, (2) 47 x
47, (1) 59 x 47, w/screens.
$195 neg (863)467-9800


3 children's car seats, all are
in excellent condition, $45 or
will separate. Call for details
(863)763-0742
BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
(863)673-5704
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell separately.
(863) 763-6131 Okee area


9 prs. of mens Ralph Lauren
pants, 36 x 32, like new,
misc. womens size 2-6 avail.
(863)763-7497 after 6 p.m.
HIKING BOOTS New, never
worn, size 7.5 wide, HiTec
TrecLite. $30 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce


BASEBALL Atlanta Braves
World Series, $100.
(863)261-7017
COLLECTOR PLATES (6) num-
bered- Franklin Mint Amer
Folk Art collection, asking
$100 (863)763-0356
NASCAR (2) #3 Earnhardt
Sr. diecast bank, $200 will
sell separately.
(863)261-7017



DELL COMPUTER Window
Vista, Network ready. Brand
new, never used. Still in box.
$1000. (863)697-1702


2 night stands, black, hand
painted design on top, $300
(863)532-1327
BAR STOOLS 2, White&
wood. Real wood. Good
condition. $50. Will separate.
(772)233-1127
BED Huntington king size,
solid wood, 7ft hdboard & 7
ft dresser w/mirror, 12 draw-
ers. $1100 (863)228-2311
BED Queen size with mat-
tress & box spring. $100.
(863)801-5694
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $150
(863)517-2191
BR SET 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
$850. (863)675-3016
BUNK BEDS Wooden w/at-
tached dresser & slide out
sleeper. Like new. $250 neg.
(772)263-1697


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Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771


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TWIN BED SET White, com-
plete, Good condition. $175.
or best offer. (863)677-5222
TWIN BEDS like new, denim
headboards, pads, plain dust
ruffles, denimn quilt covers,
$150 (863)393-3206
WICKER DRESSER 3 draw-
ers and many more match-
ing pieces $225 or best offer
for all (863)467-6484


-GLOCK 19 like new, 1 owner,
( w/orig owners manual, soft
Case, $450 or best offer
S(863)699-2971 ask for Dave
'REMINGTON 870 Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
RIFLE Remington Woodmas-
ter Model 742, semi auto
30-06 w/scope, sling, am-
mo. $375 (863)763-5081

lam,

;AB LOUNGER $50 or best of-
Sfer. (239)986-0174
STAIRMASTER Good shape.
$25. or best offer.
(863)675-8937
TREADMILL Proform 755
SCS, like new condition,
$300. (863)467-4049



JUICE EXTRACTOR Juice
Men Jr. $50 (863)801-9288


HEART BRACELET Sterling
* Silver, Tiffany, Big Rolo Link.
SHeavy! New, in box. Very
nice! $200 (863)634-0812
RING 14 kt. white gold. 11/2
ct. 5 emerald cut diamond
anniversary ring. Must see!
$2500 neg. (863)634-0812
WE BUY GOLD
Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(next to UPS store)


NECK MASSAGER Tony Lit-
tle, Used one time. Works
wonderful. $25.
S(863)357-8265
OVER BED HOSPITAL TABLE -
Adjustable height. Tilt for
reading & storage. $85
(863)801-9288
WALKER Hugo, with brakes
& seat, like new. $60 or best
offer. (863)467-0627
WALKER Nova Cruiser De-
luxe with handbrakes and
seat. $75 (863)467-0031


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. Call Avia-
ton Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
S*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turadnline.com.
CB RADIO Uniden 78 w/Wil-
son 5000 ant., ext. spkr,
SWR meter & 18' cable,
$185. (863)634-2154
CELL PHONES 2) NEXTEL 850
w/chargers. $100 will sep.
Call Tonya (863)357-2300
8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
'Christian Supplies-Bibles,
Bible covers, gifts, etc. Dis-
counted prices from $2-$25
Call Pam at (863)697-2114
DIVORCE $275-$350 *COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Di-
vorce, LLC. Established
1977.
DOUBLE STROLLER Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT -
$300. or best offer. Call for
more details. (863)946-1481
.Make Money Online Make
Money Daily! PT/FT. No Ex-
perience Required. Work
; from anywhere. Need Com-
puter. FREE Info! Call NOW!
:(800)720-1705.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
PALLETS 40" x 48", Oak,
SUsed once. $5.
(305)525-8413 Immokalee
SLOT MACHINE Has token,
Works perfectly. $400
S(863)357-3282


TARP Complete w/ frame.
8'Hx12'Wx30'L. Great or
Boat or Auto. $200
(863)634-8366
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
show off our new lifetime ex-
terior paint. Call now to see if
your home qualifies.
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ACCORDIAN Professional
" electronic, Spertra mixer,
Amp., Crumar accorder.
$900. (863)675-7865
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
(863)763-9527


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LEGAL FILING CABINET 2,
2) drawer, Buff color, Metal
75. (863)763-4098
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked fopr It?


BABY BUNNIES 5, Mixed, 8
weeks old. $25. or will sep-
arate. (863)467-9942
BLUE PITBULL FOR SALE:
$150 or best offer. 8 mo's.
old. Nice & Playful w/ Kids.
Call (561)449-4915
COCKATIELS Female, 3
months old. $45
(239)657-5760
DOG BOX 3x3x29", single,
diamond plate top & ply-
wood bottom, $300
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX 4x4x24", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & center, plywood bot-
tom, $400. (863)467-7197
ITALIAN MINI GREYHOUND
PUP Reg. shots, great little
dog. $250 (863)697-9103
JAPANESE CHIN AKC Reg.,
Female, House trained w/
micro chip. 1 year old. $250
(863)677-4880
LOVE BIRDS 2 females, 3
months old. $90 for both or
will separate.
(239)657-5760
Shih Tzu Puppies For Sale
1 male and 1 female left,
health cert. and 1st shots,
10 wks. old (863)214-1906



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.Kav-
akPoolsFlorida.com.
SWIMMING POOL Sand &
Sun. Complete, Simple set.
$50 (863)643-8880 kee


TREE STAND Ameristep, 15
ft, 2 man ladder tree stand,
never used, already assem-
bled. $75 (863)885-1172


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!




KICKER SPEAKERS 2, 15",
in box with a 2000 watt nitro
amp. New still in box. 3 yr
warranty $600 (863)697-8676
SPEAKERS 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SUBWOOFERS 2, JBL Power
Series 10" in enclosed rec-
tangular box. 26.75"x13.75"
$200. (863)697-1944
SUBWOOFERS 2 Quantum
12" Cozmik Series. In a port-
ed box w/2 0800.1 800watt
amps. $600. (863)697-1944


BIG SCREEN TV Phillips 60"
HDTV, 1 yr old, includes en-
tertainment stand. $800
(863)228-2933
For Sale- 37 inch Sony TV, 6
months extended warranty,
works great, $350
(863)763-4112 leave msg.
HDTV Samsung 32" flat tube,
2 years old with owners
manual & remote. $300 or
best offer. (863)634-6897


DIESEL GENERATOR 5 kw,
120/240. $2500
(863)234-1230
GENERATOR Shop Force,
1000 watt, like new. $100
(863)357-6703
RIGID TABLE Saw Model
3612, sold new for $700,
used in good shape, $300.
Call 561-758-4337


GI JOE & ARMY MEN 5 large
vehicles, 4 GI Joes & Misc.
Good condition. $50.
(863)763-5067



IROBOT VACUUM Works ter-
rific, will complete approx 2
rooms before charge is need-
ed. $150 (863)357-8265
VACCUM Kirby with all at-
tachments. $250,
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage.
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526


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Agriculture



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




TRACTOR '58 Allis Chalmers
WD model, restored, runs &
looks great! $4800
(321)403-7805 Okeechobee
TRACTOR- '57 641 Ford, mo-
tor runs, tranny broke, has
extra parts, $1500
(321)403-7805 Okeechobee
Vermeer Trencher, needs work, in-
ternational 3514 tractor w/ loader,
Enterprise1330 metal lathe,$2100
will separate (419)204-4643



BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
BUSH HOG Rhino, 6 foot.
$1800. (863)234-1230
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
PATIO TABLE, CHAIR & 2
BENCHES Concrete, $200.
or best offer. (863)824-0981
RIDING MOWER 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
(863)517-2077
RIDING MOWER Craftsman,
11 hp eng w/electric start,
38" cut, runs great. $180
(863)763-7875
RIDING MOWER Murray, 52"
cut, Only needs battery.
Great condition. $250.
(863)357-6970
RIDING MOWER Yard Ma-
chines by MTD, 13 hp eng
w/electric start, 38" cut, runs
great. $150 (863)763-7875
RIDING MOWER Zero turn.
42" Dixon. $800
(863)763-4154 Okeechobee
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11.5hp, $200 or best offer
(863)517-2329
SKAG 52" Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair


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
USED SADDLE brand new
with tack, $100
(863)675-3032
WESTERN SADDLE Almost
brand new. $225
(863)675-4098 evenings


Rentals



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

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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
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
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
major appl's. included. Near
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$775/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (772)215-0098
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
Incl. dishwasher, 1 block N.
of Walmart $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878


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


'*.g S77:q.; 77Mf


REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313



OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861






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



2 br. 2 ba., canal front, boat
house, furn. or unfurn., in city,
$850 includes lawn serv. 407
SE 8th St. (863)467-0658
-BEST VALUE IN TOWN-
2/1 Available, no pets,
$590/mo + Sec Dep.
Call (863)467-9800

FOR LEASE
White House Plaza
1120 S. Parrot Avenue
2300 sq ft available
810 sq ft available
600 sq ft available
3 br, 2 ba, central heat & air,
city water, $1100 per month
Owner/Broker
FOR SALE
3 br, 2 ba, SW sec, office,
Must Seel
Reduced $159,500
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
(863)467-1446

Foreclosure 3BR/2BA
$25,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
Home 5bd 2ba only
$425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home
only $199/mo! More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For List-
ings (800)482-9419.
KINGS BAY
2br, 2ba, Garage, FL room,
Nice house! Solid construc-
tion. 5265 SE 43rd St.
$650. mo. + $300. Sec.
dep. (772)201-7394
OKEE. 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $650/mo + $650
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
(239)707-5155
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba,
$1300/mo, 1st & Sec Dep.,
802 SW 3rd Ave.
(863)467-5116
OKEECHOBEE CBS 2/1, en-
closed porch, W&D, Ig stor-
age shed, large lot, $850/mo
inclds water (786)201-0306
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. $1100 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967



Professional Office Space for
Lease near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
(863)467-0831
Roommate 0950


OKEECHOBEE -Wanted Pro-
fessional w/refs. $375/mo
plus half utilities. Call after
5pm (863)467-2963
OKEECHOBEE- Wanted Senior
Male or Female, roommate
or companion to share ex-
penses in a 2br/2ba home.
Call (863)467-4285

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $35kl 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50k! Payments from
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info
(800)482-9419.


BASSWOOD: 3/1, Frame, Tile
Floors, Nice Deck, Lg. Lot.
3458 NW 26th Ave. $97,000
(863)357-0348/610-0567
BY OWNER: REDUCED TO
$369,000.! Lovely 3 Bdrm.,
2/2 Bath, Fireplace, Custom
Built with park-like 2 acres
on private road in country
rural setting located in a Great
neighborhood in Okeechobee
863-467-2567
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
(800)482-9419.


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.1800flaland.com Flori-
da Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
ker.
SEVEN (7) WOODED ACRES
with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home
Package. Easy Access to In-
tracoastal Waterway. County
Road Frontage with Utilities!
$89,900! Call now
(866)950-5263, Ext.103.



ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain
Acreage Homesites From
$49,000 Excellent financing
available Call
(877)890-5253 x3973
www.seeriverhiQhland-
sny.com. Real Estate
Dockable Deepwater & LOG
HOME $159,900 2128 sf log
home pkg & spectacular lev-
el 1+ acre waterfront set-
ting. Enjoy 194 ft shoreline
on main channel, deep water
w/ big water views! Beautiful
hardwoods & pines. Private,
gated community. The fin-
est- for the discriminating
buyer. Lowest financing in
yrs! Call now
(800)564-5092, x.1080.
Dockable Lakefront & LOG
CABIN Only $89,900. SALE:
Sat, May 3rd Only. Gorgeous
2100 sf log cabin package &
beautifully wooded dockable
waterfront parcel on private,
recreational lake in Tenn.
Quiet, gated community. Or,
5 acre lake access with free
boat slips just $24,900. Ex-
cellent financing. Sold 1st
come, 1st served. Call now
(888)792-5253, x.1798
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.
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., For Sale. New
2BD cottages on Lake Placid,
300' white sand beach & dock
Call (863)441-2659 Nightly,
weekly & monthly rentals also
available, Call (863)465-2135.
wwwlakeshoreresortrentals.com


Mobile Homes



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



ANCIENT OAKS 55+, Gated
1br, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util.
& Cable TV included.
$475/mo. 954-610-5345
Available Immediately 3BR,
2BA, doublewide, carport,
large lot, $800/mo. 1 yr. lease
& 1 mo. sec. (863)467-5616.
DW 3 br., 2 ba. east of town,
20 acres, livestock allowed,
$1,000 month 1st & security
(863)357-2456
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments
863-983-3554
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
2ba, 2007 model Dbl Wide,
on private waterfront lot.
New seawall, $1000/mo
(954)610-5345


BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230


R.V., Boat Storage
STUART & Consignmeni

4300 Hwy 441 S Okeechobee stuartsrvdepotcom


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

Elliot's Pawn Shop
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


ALUMINUM PROP for '96
Yamaha outboard motor, will,
fit many different models,
$85. (863)801-4097
ANCHOR For large boat with
long chain & rope. $30. or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BOAT MOTOR OMC, GM, V6,
professionally rebuilt w/ex-
haust & risers. $300 or best
offer (863)675-5829
BOAT TRAILER 14', needs
lights & tires, $125. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
BOAT TUNA TOWER -2 gold
plated rod holders. Like new
$300 (561)254-7458 Cle-
wiston
JOHNSON MOTOR 15hp,
short shaft, $600
(305)393-7891


Continental motorcycle trailer
galvanized, 2 bike capacity
with ramp, $500
(863)763-8980
DIRT BIKE Suzuki 50, '04,
Like new condition. A Must
See. $600. Neg.
(863)943-1447
DIRT BIKE Suzuki RM 250,
'94, Runs OK. Needs some
TLC. Will sell for $500. or
best offer. (863)801-5694
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER -
Continental, 3 rail. Holds up
to 3 motorcycles. Like new.
$700. (863)675-6000
MOTORCYCLE TRIKE with
Volkswagen eng., $3,500.
863-674-0898 or
863-517-1019
SHOVELHEAD '84 new tires,
new fenders, gas tank,
$4000 or best offer
(863)357-4728
SUZUKI BOULEVARD 2006 -
Excellent shape! 1800 mls.
Garage kept. 1 Owner.
$5000 neg. (772)263-1697


LOWEST PRICES on mobile
homes in SW Florida. We
take trade-ins. No down pay-
ment. Deals with your lot eq-
uity. Very easy financing
available. 863-675-8888
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing
863-983-8107
New 3br/2ba DW $41,900
factory clearance sale. Call
for pre-credit approval, easy
to qualify 863-675-8888
NEW HOMES of Merit 3br/2ba
DW $54,900 incl setup &
a/c. Easy approval (863)
673-4325/ (863) 675-4442
REPO MUST SELL Lg 3br/2ba
2001 DW. Fireplace, tape &
textured like brand new
$39,900 incl setup & a/c.
Very easy approval
612-6511 or 675-8888
SINGLEWIDE 2br, 1ba,
2005, 14' x 54', excellent
condition, furnished, never
lived in, must be moved.
$15,000 or best offer
(772)260-8111

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



14 ft. aluminum bass boat,
30 hp evinrude, runs good,
$1800 or best offer
(863)634-9122
2003 Magic tilt boat trailer, 28',
2 axle, 6000 lb. capacity, 3420
lb. tongue weight capacity, like
new $1B250 (863)763-7567
BASS BOAT Grumman, 15',
w/35hp Mercury motor &
trailer, very good cond.,
$3,000. (863)763-1355
BASS TENDER 11.5', '97,
Minnkota trolling motor &
trailer. $500.
(863)634-3841
CELEBRITY OPEN BOW '90,
Used only 300 hrs. & match-
ing trailer. Must see. $4950.
Call (863)763-1673 for details
JET BOAT '77 Biesmeyer,
new eng., w/matching trlr.,
$4,900. 863-674-0898 or
863-517-1019
OLD BOAT Aluminum V-bot-
tom, 14 ft, with trailer only,
no motor. $350 or best of-
fer. (863)697-6033
OLDER MODEL MAKO 17ft
CC, 90hp Evinrude rebuilt, all
alum rolls trlr, Ig bimini,
$4400 (863)675-3726


GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
(863)763-3451
RV 1991 31 Ft. Long. Sips.
6. Excellent condition. A/C,
Frig., Stove. All works.
$3500 (239)289-7637
TRAILER/CAMPER TIRES 4,
Brand new, Free Star. Load
Range D-205-75-15. $200.
Firm. (863)467-1547
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2000 Pontiac Van, Silver,
53,000 miles, perfect
condition, call to see
$6,000 (863)467-2434
BUICK SKYLARK '90 needs
head, interior like new, $600
or best offer (863)801-4519
CAPRICE CLASSIC '93,
Chrome mtr, Fiberglass rear
window area. Lift for 26" rims.
$3000. Neg. (863)517-1597
CHEVY CAVALIER '00, 97K,
great condition. $3,500.
(302)345-7442.
GALANT ES '03 shiny bur-
gundy, tinted windows,
spoiler, cheap on gas, 139K,
$4200 (732)794-8255
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 -
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$4000 (772)475-3191
INFINITY Q45 '96 runs excel-
lent, great condition, 132K,
1st $3000 takes it
(732)794-8255
JEEP CHEROKEE, 1995 4
door, AT, p/b, p/s, a/c. Very
good tires, great transporta-
tion. $1,750. 863-357-5725
LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90
5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
LINCOLN MARK V '72 very
nice condition, asking $1500
(863)801-4519
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88 Mo-
tor knocks when started but
stops, runs good, sun roof.
$700 (561)261-0930
MAZDA PU '01 great cond.
cold AC, new tires, 75K,
$4800 (863)673-6819
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1500
(863)467-8113
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $700! 94 Nis-
san Sentra $450! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.


FIAT '73 Spyder convertible
$800 Call 863-234-1235
FORD PICKUP, '51t- ton, all
orig., runs great, 41k mi.,
V8, 12v alt., new tires,
$3400. (513)260-6410



BLAZER S-10 '91 4x4, has
rust runs good, $1200 or
best offer (863)467-5401 or
(772)359-2923


EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350


BEDLINER Ford bedliner for
short bed, new, never used.
$25 (863)697-6033
CAMPER TOP Red Florida
Line fits '99-'07 Chevy Silve-
rado 6.5 bed, like new. $800
or best offer (740)502-5515
CHEVY 350 ENGINE 4 bolt
main. Tunnel Ram, Low mi.,
Roller rocker arms. Cam.
$2500. (863)674-0613
CHROME WHEELS NEW 17"
& Goodyear 24570R17 tires,
fits Dodge Ram 1500, $600.
(863)357-5832
DIABLO PERFORMANCE PRO-
GRAMMER for 04-05 Che-
vy Duramax Diesel truck.
$150. (863)697-0328
DOGDE RAM '04- 3500, Crew
Cab, Dually bed, & complete
F. End, will split, $4000 neg
(239)218-0143
ENGINE '08 Dodge Cum-
mings, Edge Juice w/Attitude
monitor inc. up to 100HP
$500. (863)357-5837.


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CAMPER TOP- for a pickup,
fits 88-98 Chevy 6.5ft bed
truck full size, great shape,
$350 (863)634-1324
CHEVY STEP SIDE '89 4 x 4,
cold a/c, pw, pi, moon roof,
350 auto, needs motor work.
$1000 neg (863)675-2150
DODGE 100 PICKUP, '88 Ea-
gle alum. cap. a/c, auto,
power, quad/stereo $2000
(863)612-9814
DODGE RAM CHARGER Ca-
mo, Nice. $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)233-9631
Duelly Truck bed, 8 ft., like
new, white, $500
(419)204-4643
FORD F150 '91 Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
(863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '95 -runs good,
good truck, $900 neg
(863)612-0647
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $3000
(863)763-3451
NISSAN PICKUP '95 good
work truck, 5 speed, $1500
(772)475-3191
TAILGATE White, '04 Ford
F250 PU. Fits many years.
Still in box. $350.
(561)270-4012
TOPPER L Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)801-4949
TRUCK CAP Full size, Good
condition. $200.
(863)357-7936


CHEVY BLAZER '01, 4 door,
2 WD, Runs great. Cold A/C.
$4400. or best offer.
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408
CJ-7 1978, 6 cylinder,
needs some work. Must sell
ASAP, $800 bring all offers
(863)634-5657
GMC SUBURBAN '88 66K,
350, nice interior, needs
paint $950 or best offer
(931)292-3899 Labelle


MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin-
gle track w/ramp, 'new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
PULL TRAILER 2 horse
bump. w/tack room, needs
paint touch ups. $1000 or
best offer. (239)691-4675
SINGLE AXLE TRAILER 5 X
8, New condition, $750
(863)467-8250
UTILITY TRAILER Dual axle
w/brake part. Enclosed
5x10x6 w/7' tongue. New
tires. $800 (863)484-0833


CHEVY '89, Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-2424 or 612-5619
sk for Judy or April
DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great, $1100
(863)467-2609
DODGE VAN '99 15 Passen-
ger, 121K, PW, PL, Good
tires & eng. Well maintained.
$3850. (863)673-0782
FORD AEROSTAR '90 runs
good, $1000 (863)763-7060


HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4500 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston
HONDA RICON 250 $1,600
or best offer. Call
863-697-0218
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $2000.
(863)801-1666
SCOOTER 0 miles, 150cc,
still in box, up to 60 mph,
$900 (786)287-3306
YAMAHA 4-WHEELER Kodi-
ak 450, 4x4, $4200 or best
offer (863)673-2529


1993 35' 2BR Coach Travel
trailer w/ roof over, attached
screen room and car port
$15,500 (863)763-7567


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars '4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four. Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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FRONT CLIP complete, for
'92 F series pickup, incl.
hood, front fenders & more,
$500 neg. (863)801-4097
GRILL GUARD ranch hand,
fits '02-'05 Dodge 1500
Pickup, $200.
(863)697-3039
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION -
'86, V8, 5.0, Has approx
150K mi. Runs great. $500,
(863)612-1003
RACK SYSTEM TracRac,
sliding, aluminum, for full sz.
shortbed pickup, $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
TIRES 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$650. or best offer.
(239)657-8493
TOOL BOX Diamond Plate w/
side bed caps from Chevy
Silverado 6.5 bed. Fits '01-
'07. $200 (863)261-7342
TOPPER Leer, Fiberglass, for
04-up Nissan Titan, 5.8 Bed
(Blue) Asking $400 or best
offer. (863)467-4388
TOUNNEAU COVER Fiber-
glass, Red, Fits 97-07 F150
Shortbed. Asking $300
(863)467-4388
TOWING HITCH Reese Draw
Tite hitch with ball included.
$75 (863)610-1073
TRUCK TIRES 4) -
265/70/17, $40 for all.
(863)467-4674

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-59
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURA BETTY SICKELS,
a/k/a LAURA B. SICKELS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration ol the estate of LAU-
RA BETTY SICKELS, a/lk/a LAURA B.
SICKELS, deceased, whose date of
death was September 6, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is
395-26-0951, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101,
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 ofthIbis 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 fild their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
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WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
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BARRED.
Th e of the first publication of this
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Gloria Jean Crampton
Personal Representative
4864 N.W 27th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CONELY & CONELY
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Okeechobee, Rodda 34973-1367
(863) 73-3825
orn W. Conely, III
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12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 23, 2008
12


Brahmans stay alive; upset Greyhounds


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
If you believe you can do
something it sure makes it easier
to do.
Okeechobee High School's
baseball team players believe
they can win a District 14-4A title
this week, despite a sub par (10-
15) record entering play Monday.
They took step one in that direc-
tion with a convincing 4-1 victory
over Lincoln Park at the Lawn-
wood Sports Complex in Fort
Pierce.
Cameron Tewksbury pitched
five strong innings, leaving with
one out in the sixth. He allowed
just one unearned run, three hits
and struck out two. He left the
game in good hands as Brice
Buckner got the final five outs and
even picked off a base runner.
"There are only 18 guys who
thought we had a chance at this
thing," Brahmans coach Dylan
Tedders said. "Our guys were
ready to go tonight. We plan on
winning the whole thing -- not
just one game."
Tedders said his team is start-
ing to believe they can be suc-
cessful and the victory over LPA
should build their confidence.
Okeechobee was scheduled to
play Suncoast Tuesday night at 7
p.m. with a post season berth on
the line.
Okeechobee used solid de-
fense, good pitching and aggres-
sive base running to upset the
Greyhounds, who had defeated
Okeechobee three times this
year.
Every chance they had, the
Brahmans were aggressive on the
base paths. Meanwhile, it looked
like Lincoln Park started to play
tentative.
Tedders said they planned on
being aggressive and had told a
lot of the reserve players to be
ready because they were all going
to get their chance.
"I guess the big thing was
keeping them down early in the
game," Tewksbury said. "They
started to get tight because they've
scored big on us early in games.
When you play close games you
get tight."
Tewksbury added that the
team was motivated by being
the underdog. He said not many
people gave the team a chance
to beat Lincoln Park and that
pumped up the kids.
The Brahmans got a lead off
double from Buckner in the first
and appeared poised to score.
However, Dustin Stokes struck
out with Buckner on third with
one out and Will Davis was re-
tired on a foul pop to first.
Tewksbury and the boys
weren't depressed after the early
chance went for naught. He re-


tired the side in order in the first.
However, two miscues in the
outfield cost him a run in the sec-
ond.
Matt Saffioti hit a fly ball to
center that was misplayed for a
double. Tim Frawley delivered the
run with another fly ball that was
again misplayed for a double. Lin-
coln Park loaded the bases on a
walk and single, but Tewksbury
got out of the jam by inducing a
ground ball from Sean Downing.
Okeechobee immediately
came back to tie the score in the
third as Jonathan Crawford was
hit by a pitch. He left the game
later after he reported some stiff-
ness in his wrist. His status for the
rest of the tournament was not
immediately known.
Crawford scored the tying run
as Drew Selvey sacrificed him to
second, and Buckner drilled a
double into the gap in left-center
field.
LPA got two runners on base
with one out in the third but
Tewksbury worked out of trouble
by retiring Saffioti on a pop up
and Jordan Medina on a routine
fly to center.
Okeechobee went up 2-1 in
the top of the fourth as Will Davis
singled and stole second. He then
scored on an error by third base-
men Morgan Miller.
Okeechobee added an insur-
ance run in the top of the sixth.
Dustin Stokes walked and stole
second when the shortstop Gio
Alfonzo dropped the throw at
second. Davis laid down a nice
bunt for a base hit to put runners
on the corners. Stokes scored the
third run on a wild pitch thrown
by Greyhound hurler Jarrod Turn-
er.
Okeechobee's final run again
came thanks to good base run-
ning.
Coleman reached on a field-
er's choice and stole second.
Stokes reached on a walk and
with runners on first and third the
Brahmans tried a double steal.
Stokes stayed alive long enough
for pinch-runner Kerwin Givens
to score from third to make it 4-1.
Meanwhile, the Brahman hurl-
ers were throwing up zeros on
the scoreboard. After the Lincoln
Park threat in the third, Tewks-
bury retired eight batters in a row
before he walked Charlie Stewart
to open the sixth. Buckner came
on, picked off Stewart and struck
out three batters in the next two
innings.
He hit the lead off man, Miller,
in the seventh but then struck out
two in a row and got Luke Stew-
art on a routine grounder to sec-
ond to end the game.
"We live to play another day,"
Buckner said, "Definitely the girls
(winning districts) have a big in-
fluence on us. They won so we're


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Cameron Tewksbury picked up the victory with five solid in-
nings.


Ukeechobee News/nlarles Murpny
Brice Buckner throws to first base during Mondays victory
over Lincoln Park.


going to try our hardest."
In the other first round games,
Fort Pierce Westwood defeated
Forest Hill 9-0, and Suncoast de-
feated Glades Central.
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