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Vol. 99 No. 121


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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 PO BOX 117007
.. GAINESVILLE FL 32611


Briefs

Mahoney's liaison
plans office hours
John Mac, Constituent Liai-
son to Congressman Tim Ma-
honey (FL-16), will hold office
hours today, April 30, 2008 at
the Okeechobee County Li-
brary located at 206 SW 16th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Office hours are from noon to
3 p.m. The Congressional office
provides constituent service as-
sistance with federal matters
such as academy nominations,
grants, Washington tn tours and
assistance in dealing with fed-
eral agencies such as the Social
Security Administration, Medi-
care, Veterans' Administration,
IRS and others.

Transportation
workshop planned
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) in part-
nership with the Florida Heart-
land Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative (FHREDI), with
the assistance of the University
of South Florida/Center for Ur-
ban Transportation Research
(CUTR), and a consulting firm,
Tindale-Oliver and Associates,
is undertaking the Heartland
Rural Mobility Plan to iden-
tify mobility and transportation
needs and opportunities for
the Heartland Region. The Ru-
ral Mobility public workshops
will be interactive exchanges of
information on the Heartland
Region's mobility issues, needs
and potential improvements. A
workshop is planned for today,
April 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners' Cham-
bers, 304 Northwest Second
Street.

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

Drought Index


Current: 332
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

10.31 feet
Last Year: 9.69 feet



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

Index
Classifieds............................ 9-11
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword............................. 8
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion........................ 4
Speak O ut ................................. 4
Sports................................. 11
TV ............................. ............... 4
Weather......................... 2
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OHS Crime Watch: Competinf for grant


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Crime Watch are competing for a $10,000 grant to promote safe driving for teens. One
of their projects was demonstrating alcohol intoxication through "Drunk Goggles" Jay
Fortner tries his luck on a scooter with the minimum level BAC goggles. Help them out
by visiting www.actoutloud.org and voting for their team.


Students learn driver safety


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High
School Crime Watch organi-
zation is striving to make our
town a safer place by sending
a message to teens about driv-
ing safety prior to prom night
which is Saturday, May 3.
The OHS Crime Watch group
is currently working on a video
to enter into the $10,000 grant
process of which they were
picked to participate in from
a previous project. They won
$1,000 with the first project.
In order to win the $10,000
grant, the students have cho-
sen to educate the OHS stu-
dents about drunk driving and


how it can affect their lives.
They have also reached out to
the community and received
proclamations at both the City
Council and County Commis-
sion levels.
On Monday, April 28, the
Crime Watch Students along
with Deputy Suggs let students
feel what it is like to be drunk
through "Drunk Goggles"
which represent four levels of
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Students were able to do-
nate 50 cents to Crime Watch
and experience the effects of
the goggles.
They also demonstrated a
car crash and Driving Under the
Influence (DUI) arrest and lock
up for the video.


Car crashes are the num-
ber one killer of American
teens, claiming nearly 6,000
teen lives annually. In prepara-
tion for National Youth Traffic
Safety Month in May, National
Organizations for Youth Safety
(NOYS) and The Allstate Foun-
dation have selected a group
of Okeechobee High School
teens as finalists competing for
$10,000 in a contest entitled
"Act 'Out Loud: Raising Voices
for Safe Teen Driving."
According to Pattie Mul-
lins, the co-sponsor of Crime
Watch, this began by her writ-
ing a grant for $1,000 to show
her clubs support of their fel-
See Safety Page 2


Quick thinking


thwarts thieves


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Robert Lee Jones had had
enough. When he saw a vehi-
cle pulled up close to his barn
shortly after 10 a.m. Monday
he grabbed his bolt action .22
caliber rifle, approached the
two men and told them, to kiss
the dirt.
One fled, but the other heed-
ed Mr. Jones' warning.
After already having a new
culvert stolen as well as $4,000
to $5,000 in used auto parts, Mr.
Jones was not going to lose any
more.
"I saw them in the distance
and I knew I needed to get up
there and assess what's going
on," he said in a phone inter-
view Tuesday afternoon. 'As
I was pulling up, one was try-


ing to get in the driver's seat.
I put the gun on him and told
him to come
out. The other
man ran into
the woods."
A short
time later his
wife called
and he in-
structed her to
call 9-1-1. Derrick
From then Lee Clay
until Deputy
Yamil Astacio of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) arrived, Mr. Jones kept
his gun trained on the man on
the ground.
Derrick Lee Clay, 19, Cho-
beeloop Road, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 28 and
See Thieves Page 2


Child ID event


set for Saturday


Okeechobee Lodge No. 237,
Free & Accepted Masons will
hold their Eighth Annual Child
ID Program on Saturday, May
3 at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Working in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County
Sheriffs Department, this year's
working program will feature
new state of the art digital CD
recording.
The program will be com-
pleted in the quiet of the lodge
so the children being recorded
can be seen at their best. Each


child will be fingerprinted and
photographed. The ID disc will
be sent home with the parent
or guardian, who must be pres-
ent to sign the necessary re-
lease forms for the program.
Spanish interpreters will be
in attendance to help translate.
Activities will be provided to
keep the children busy while
waiting their turn.
Any child, from walking age
to age 18 is encouraged to phr-
ticipate in the program. A par-
See ID Page 2


Williams to play college ball


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Timmy Williams has his eyes
set on a greater prize, a spot on
the roster of a major college
football power, and perhaps
a trip to the National Football
League one day.
He took the first step in that
direction Tuesday when he
signed a national letter of intent
to play college football for Ari-
zona Western College in Yuma,
Arizona.
Flashing his trade mark smile
and enthusiasm, the Brahmans
top defensive player last year
made his mom and his support-
ers very proud as he announced


his college choice.
Six universities who play Divi-
sion I football, and several junior
colleges, vied for William's ser-
vices. He said he had dreamed
of playing football at Marshall
University, but due to unfore-
seen circumstances, had to set-
tle for the junior college route.
Still he noted he is excited about
this opportunity, and anxious to
prove himself.
"This is a pretty good move I
made," Williams said. "I'm look-
ing forward to it."
Williams joins a Matador
team that struggled with a
(2-8) record last year. They are
coached by James Pryor, who


enters his sixth year on the
coaching staff, and third as head
coach. He has done a good job
getting players ready to play at
four year schools. Last year 22
players went from Arizona West-
ern to four year schools.
Williams said he was im-
pressed with the interest Arizona
Western had in him. He said the
coach had called every week
since January trying to woo him
to the desert. The effort paid off
as Williams said they showed
him respect.
"This is the first step. I still
have a few more obstacles in Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
front of me until I reach the big Timmy Williams and his mother, Sharon Lucky celebrate his
See Williams Page 2 signing with Western Arizona.


NEWS







2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Safety
Continued From Page 1

low classmates by allowing them
to be aware of the realities of
drinking and driving.
Okeechobee is among only
10 high school teams across the
country selected to participate in
the unique teen activism contest.
The object of the contest is to
raise the most awareness for safe
teen driving and hopefully save
lives.
In recent events, there has been
local tragedies that have reached
the young people of Okeecho-
bee. In light of these events that
have touched the lives of so many
the Crime Watch Act Out Loud
group consisting of: Will Davis,
Crime Watch President; team
leaders Mary Huff; Evan King;
Mike McClain; Katelyn Stuart; and
members Jordyn Nealis; Andrea
Duenas; Kathryn Murrow; Kailey
Smith; Cassie Murray; and Jesse
Durham have been gathering in-
formation to make their Act Out
Loud "Brahman Busters" project
a success.
The Okeechobee Crime Watch
group will incorporate a variety of
activities to support safe driving
advocacy. The school's 11th and
12th graders will be invited to par-
ticipate in a simulated impaired
driving course in the days before
prom on Monday, April 28, during
lunch.
The team will also distributed
"Safe Driving" materials (pam-
phlets, stickers, flyers, etc.) and
worked with local law enforce-
ment, the Crime Watch Club and
Okeechobee High School students
to spread safe driving awareness.
From April 15-30, the teens will
document their progress online
through blog, photo and video
postings at www.ActOutLoud.org
in order to inform the community
of their success.
The Brahman Busters need
the community to vote for their
favorite projects from Thursday,
May 1, through Friday, May 9 at
www.ActOutLoud.org. The top
three teams, based on total on-
line votes, will be announced on
May 12. The winning teams will
receive cash awards to be divided
between the winning schools and
the Act Out Loud teams to further
support safe teen driving educa-
tion efforts.
First place will receive $10,000,
second place $5,000 and third
place $3,000. A $5,000 grant also
I -j-.


will be awarded to the non-profit
national youth organization des-
ignated by the first place winning
team.
While according to NOYS,
summer is the deadliest season
for America's youth, lately that
has seemed to be minimized by
the all of the recent tragedies. The
OHS Crime Watch is determined
to do their best to educate their
peers to draw more attention to
the subject and save lives.
Between 1996 and 2006, the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration tracked the num-
ber of deaths in car crashes in-
volving youth ages 15-20. Results
show that: for young drivers,
seven of the top 10 deadliest days
of the year fell between Memorial
Day and Labor Day. The top three
deadliest days were June 14, July
4 and August 8.
The deadliest month for youth
traffic-related deaths was July;
the second deadliest month was
May.
In 2006, an average of 17 teens
died every day in the summer due
to car crashes.
According to a survey of over
600 teen drivers ages 16 and 17
(conducted on behalf of NOYS
and The Allstate Foundation in
March 2008), summer months
bring an increase in teen driving
activity, some of which is directly
correlated to an increased risk of
a car crash. Sixty-five percent of
teens say they drive more often
during the summer months
Fifty-two percent of teens say
they drive with teen passengers
more often during the summer
months
Fifty percent of teens say they
drive in the dark more often dur-
ing the summer months
National Youth Traffic Safety
Month activities encourage teens
to conduct safe driving projects in
May -- during prom, graduation
and the launch of the summer
driving season -- in hopes that
teens and communities will be
positively impacted by safe driv-
ing messages.
For more information on "Act
Out Loud," and to help your local
OHS Crime Watch Brahman Bust-
ers please log on to http://www.
ActOutLoud.org.
Together, we can all make a
difference by reaching out to the
youth.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Crime Watch students and staff (front row-left to right) Patti
Mullins, Flerida Algarin, Andrea Duneas, Will Davis, Mary
Huff, Cassie Murray, Katelyn Stuart, (back row-left to right)
Evan King, Jesse Durhamare, Gena Davis and Deputy Suggs
are competing for a $10,000 grant to promote safe driving
for teens. Help them out by visiting www.actoutloud.org and
voting for their team.


Williams
Continued From Page 1

stage, hopefully I can make it," he
said.
Williams was joined by several
of his supporters like his mother
Sharon Lucky, his sister Ycherra
Lucky, his young nephew, and for-
mer coaches Marvin Roberts and
Myron Refoure. He was also con-
gratulated by his close friend and
mentor Mary Jane Schoonmaker,
and Leland Schoonmaker.
"It's a proud day for me to
know my son did what we strive
to do, go higher," his mom stated.
"People said he wouldn't make
it but today it shows he did over-
come obstacles."
She thanked all of the people
who helped her son excel in foot-
ball and get a chance at a college
education.
Brahmans Coach Chris Bra-
nham said Arizona Western will
be a great place for Williams to
continue his education. He said
it will also give Timmy two years
'to prepare himself for the college


ID
Continued From Page 1

ent or guardian must accompany
the children.
Hot dogs, chips and beverages
will be provided during the lunch
hour.
The Okeechobee Lodge Child
ID Program has completed hun-
dreds of videos over the past 7
years. Those who participated in


work load, both on and off the
field.
"I think it is a great opportu-
nity for Timmy and his family. It's
going to give him an opportunity
to continue his career. I've very
proud of him and I'm very proud
of our program," he said.
Williams joins other seniors
Leshawn Henderson and Rafe Er-
win who have signed scholarships
to play college football. Hender-
son joins Marshall University and
Erwin Jacksonville University.
Williams made all state in
Class 4A for his work at defensive
end. He could play linebacker in
college. Wherever he plays, Wil-
liams said he will do his best.
"I won't dominate right away.
There are players out there who
are better, and bigger and stron-
ger than me. They're in for their
moneys worth," he said. "They'll
have to work hard to keep their
position because I'm coming for
it."


the past are welcome to come
and update their disc and records
for the safety of their child.
Alzheimer's patients of any
age are also welcome to come
and have their disc completed.
For additional information,
please contact, Kip Gardner, Chair-
man, Child ID Program, Okeecho-
bee Masonic Lodge No. 237, 107
N.W. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee,
Fla., 34974. or call 863-763-1610
or 863-357-0427.


T i$4,000 and $5,000. They took so
Thieves many parts that it couldn't have
possibly been done in just a few
Continued From Page 1 minutes, he explained.
"They may have even taken
charged with burglary and grand two trips," speculated Mr. Jones.
theft. He was booked into the If the stolen items were sold
Okeechobee County Jail under a as scrap metal, it's hard to tell
bond of $5,000 as cr m is hr t
bond ofeven though his weap how much the thieves made. Mr.
And even though his weapon Jones said it depends on the to-
was bolt action, Mr. Jones was tal weight of the items and how
not concerned about only being much recycling centers are pay-
able to fire one shot at a time. centers are pay-
"I'm pretty quick with it," he ing at the time.
said. While he held Clay at gun-
Mr. Jones said he assumed the point, Mr. Jones said he was ner-
men had positioned their black vous because he was there alone.
Chevrolet Blazer to take three, Plus, he didn't know where the
4-wheel drive front ends pre- other man went or if he would
sumably to sell for scrap metal. arm himself and return.
He said they had already loaded "I kind of stayed out in the
one of the front ends into their open. He (Clay) was at the front of
vehicle. the truck and I was at the back,"
"If.I had just gone to work that recalled Mr. Jones. "But about five
day like normal, they would have minutes into it a guy I work with
loaded them up and whatever stopped, and that made me feel
else they could have loaded," he more comfortable."
said. According to Deputy Astacio's
Although it's not his job, Mr. arrest report, the second man has
Jones explained that from time not yet been found.
to time he'll install a culvert when Even though he was nervous
asked. A few months ago some- about the situation for a few
one stole a culvert from his prop- minutes, Mr. Jones didn't hesi-
erty. The culvert, he added, costs tate when asked if he would do
between $500 and $600 new. it again.
Then last week someone took "Probably. Because if I
several motors and miscellaneous wouldn't have (done it), they
car parts. He estimated the value would have just walked off with
of the parts somewhere between my stuff again," he said.



Arizona Western is



glad to get Williams


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Most people who call 100
times to one phone number
face the possibility of having
the phone hung up on them,
or even worse, a call block, or
stalking charge. I
Thank goodness for Arizona
Western, all those phone calls
paid off.
Defensive Coordinator Jerry
Dominguez was almost giddy
on the phone Tuesday when he
learned all state defensive end
Timmy Williams was going to
play football for his Matadors
this fall.
"We are very excited, obvi-
ously Timmy was recruited by
several division one schools, we
liked him on film, and I talked to
his coach so many times, I re-
sembled a stalker," he said.
Dominguez' perseverance
paid off when Williams decided
Tuesday that Arizona West-
ern was where he wanted to
be. Williams mentioned the
constant attention he received
from the Matador recruiters that
made him stay interested in the
college.
Dominguez predicted that
Williams will be an instant con-
tributor for the defensive unit.
He noted he looks at Williams


as a linebacker and expects him
to be an impact player before he
leaves in two years.
"Linebacker was a big need
for us so we knew we had the
right guy. If he works hard this
summer and improves he can
be an impact player and a starter
for us," he said.
Arizona Western can pro-
vide full scholarships to their
football players which was a big
factor for Williams. He won't
have to pay tuition or any costs
of having to move the over 2,500
miles. There also is on campus
housing provided to students.
Dominguez said they've
recruited some players from
Florida, Georgia, and Louisi-
ana, and aren't afraid to contact
the most talented players. He
said coaches at North Carolina
turned them on to Williams over
the winter. They requested vid-
eos from the coaches and liked
what they saw.
"I wanted Timmy pretty bad,
I knew I'd do what I had to get
him here," he added.


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Avocado

A favorite guilty pleasure of
mine is guacamole. Made fresh,
with chopped cilantro, red onion,
lime juice, a dash of sea salt and
a little salsa (I use a fire roasted
chipotle salsa in a jar that is just
KILLER!), it's hard to beat. In 3
minutes, I've got a delicious dip
that's out of this world (just eye-
ball the proportions; you want av-
ocado to be the main thing so for
2 avocados, use a handful of red
onion and cilantro, each. For the
salsa, add about 3 tablespoons
and a tablespoon of lime juice). If
you make your own tortilla chips
(cut corn tortillas into chips, spray
with a little oil, sprinkle with sea
salt, then bake in a 400 degree
.oven till crisp) then you've cut
some of the fat and have con-
trolled the salt-much better than
conventional chips!
But what about the fat in the
avocados? The beauty of avoca-
do's fat is that it is mostly unsatu-


-- enjoy in moderation


rated and will actually help lower
LDL (the bad cholesterol) while
preserving HDL (the good choles-
terol). The trick is to eat just a little
avocado (1/2 a medium sized av-
ocado contains 204 calories and
about 19 grams of fat). Further, av-
ocados are rich in vitamin A and B
vitamins, calcium and potassium
and are a great source for E and
C as well, wonderful antioxidants
that help you combat disease and
build your immune system.


The bonus with eating avoca-
dos is because of the fat content,
you're well satiated and won't be
left wanting! A little avocado in a
salad is a nice treat and of course,
the aforementioned guacamole is
another fantastic way to get this
phytonutrient rich food into your
diet. And here is another great
way to add a little avocado to your
life -- enjoy!
Creamy Gazpacho
Serves 2
1 cup water
1 medium avocado
1 cup chopped cucumber
I jalapeno pepper (seeded and
deribbed; optional if you don't
like the heat)
1 clove garlic, pressed
3 good sized sprigs of cilantro,
chopped (plus a tablespoon more
for garnish)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey


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radio. Fresh-cut flowers adorn
every table while attentive
servers provide exemplary,
table-side, service.
The redesigned outdoor "smok-
ers" patio features all teak fur-
nishings, Turkish marble floor-
ing and an unparalleled view of
one of Florida's busiest airports
where an endless parade of


interesting & unique aircraft can
be spotted every day.
An updated kitchen now pro-
vides the finest in country cook-
ing with daily specials. Breakfast
favorites include the popular
'Co-Pilot', 'Crew Croissant' and
'Hungry Flyer'. Lunch specials
feature Beef Tips over Rice,
Chicken 'n Dumplings, Country
Fried Steak & Sheppard's Pie,
amongst others.
Enjoy a romantic, candlelight,
dinner, with a cold beer or glass
of wine, in front of our fireplace
or al fresco patio dining every
Thursday, Friday, Saturday &
Sunday evening.
Visit the Landing Strip Caf6
soon and discover
"Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Open Daily at 6:00 AM.
Dining Every
Thursday Sunday
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating
CONSPIRACY: I read that some people think there is a conspiracy
to undermine people's faith in religion and in government so that a
select group can gain power and take over the world. I always thought
this was just a myth or a legend, but when I think about how the
media tries to ridicule religion and find fault with political leaders, you
might wonder if there is some group behind it.
TEENS: I see people saying teens need a safe place to go. Parents
can help a lot by hosting parties in their homes. Who can better super-
vise your kids than you? You can make your home a place kids like to
hang out just by welcoming them. Too many times parents don't want
the teens "messing up" their nice house. What a shame the furniture
is more important to the parents than their kids are.
ACTIVITIES: I don't understand why those who have money to
invest don't see the opportunities in Okeechobee. There are a lot of
young people here who would patronize activities if they were avail-
able. I think a waterpark would go over in a big way. Such a place
would be packed with families and kids. A nice airconditioned skat-
ing rink would also probably go over well. When the old one which
did not even have air conditioning was open, people went there and
had birthday parties and such there. Look at how many kids are in
Okeechobee. They are building new classrooms to house them all.
With the price of gas, people would rather not drive to the coast or
Orlando.
RECORDS REQUEST: If you truly want to make an effort to hold
y6ur elected officials responsible, then start requesting records of
what is going on. It's called a "Public Records Request," and it's a
wonderful tool for the citizens of Florida. Each Elected Official has
someone responsible to provide the information -- all you have to do
is contact their main office and say that.you want to make a "Pub-
lic Records Request." A citizen cannot be denied information unless
there is an active investigation going on. If tax dollars are involved and
pay for an employee's cell phone, for example, then check out that
particular employee's phone bills -- say, the County Building Inspec-
tor, or the Code Enforcement Officer. All you have to do is request to
"review" the document(s). There is no cost to "review" a document,
and even if you want a copy, the charge is governed by State Statute.
Additionally, requests can be made anonymously. State Law does not
require that a name or reason for the request be provided. If tax dol-
lars pay for it, then you, the citizen, have a right to know what's going
on. But, you, the citizen, must take responsibility to be involved -- and
not just complain because you can. It's a slow, tough process, but it
makes noise!
TRAIN STATION: On one of my recent visits to the charming City
of Okeechobee, I had the opportunity to visit the train station. Sur-
prised? Yes. Discouraged? No. There are a number of cities who have
taken -- whether by purchase or by donation -- the local train depot
and converted it into either a small museum and/or a satellite office
for the Chamber of Commerce -- with indoor plumbing/public rest-
rooms to boot. What an awesome opportunity and, as old as that
building appears to be, there are probably a few grant dollars avail-
able for someone who cares enough to grab the bull by the horns.
DAVIS: Mr. Robert Davis was a great man and a loving father, friend
and awesome uncle. To those of you that didn't get to know him,
you've missed a heck of a guy, his jokes and his humor were to much.
He was my uncle and he's missed by all of us. Also to the person who
makes all of the rude remarks about my uncle, you didn't even know
him and its a shame, you must be a BITTER person. We all love you
Uncle Bobby. Rest in peace.
LOOSE DOGS: I think that you should take every means possible
to protect your property. However, you also need to take into consid-
eration whether the dog is being aggressive towards you or others.
This is not a new subject. Every dog owner and neighbor has had to
deal with loose dogs coming into their yards. I can remember when
our neighbor first got their Dobie and he continued to get loose, did I
call Speak Out and complain when he chased him through my yard?
Or the time when both his dogs got out of his fenced yard while he
was a away and how I fixed the gate and put the dogs back. How
quick they forget that their dogs were puppies once and it took train-
ing. Puppies don't learn overnight. I say be patient and proactive in
helping your neighbors as opposed to reacting and causing animos-,
ity. I'm sure the "puppy" is not being aggressive; however, just being
more of a nuisance. In the near. future, an elderly man will wander
into my yard and instead of me trapping him and having him hauled
away to the "old peoples pound," I will lead him back to his home.
Elderly folks will revert back to being puppies.
BOBBY DAVIS: Thanks to our many friends who came on Satur-
day, for my son Bobby Davis. Even though you didn't know him, you
knew a family member. To lose a child like I did is terrible, but to have
people who did not even know him to say and write unkind remarks
about him is very sad. You really must have a miserable life. My son
had wonderul friends. Some stayed all day and night at the hospital
with family members. I hope the next time you say 'I love you' to your
child or family member, is not the last time. My son did not know the
bees were there. Do you think he would like for us to be in all this
pain? He loved our big family and had three children he adored. As
all mothers know, you have a special bond with each child. My heart
aches for my son. My life will never be the same without one of my
children.



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Submitted photo

Looking back...
(Left to right) Theron Croft, Sport Rucks, Margaret Rucks,
and Ollie Croft caught fish in Lake Okeechobee in the
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Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 30
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, May 1
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, 6r Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863)
763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.


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Community Events

Real Life Childrens Ranch holds car wash
The Real Life Children's Ranch will hold a car wash on Saturday,
May 3 at 9 a.m. Their yard sale will also be open that day. All proceeds
will go towards a summer'trip. For information call 863-763-4242.

Democratic Party Fundraising dinner
The Okeechobee Democratic Party will hold its annual Jefferson
Jackson fundraising dinner on Saturday, May 3, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club off Hwy 78. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to
be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $30 and available for purchase at
Brennan Eye Care or by calling 863-357-8680. Sponsorships are avail-
able. Please call 863-357-8680 or 863-697-0118 for more information.

Dance studio holds benefit

Leslie's Dance Studio Competition Team Benefit Golf Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. 8 a.m. shotgun start, 4 person scramble format ($160 per
team) Lunch is included. All proceeds will go to the dance team as
they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. National Competition in June. For
more information contact Mike White at 863-634-7704.

Healthy Start directors meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Wendesday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, 575 S.W.
28th St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meeting is
open to the public. For more information contact Executive Director,
Kay Begin at the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.

Hospice holds yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a Yard Sale at the Blue Volunteer
Building, next to The Hamrick Home (411 S.E. 4th Street) on Friday
May 2, 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. and Saturday May 3, 8 a.m. till noon. Bar-
gains galore, All new items available. All Proceeds benefit patient care
in Okeechobee including services offered in The Hamrick Home. For
information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or 863-697-1995.

Benefit for Bill Weeks
Bill Weeks was injured in a mechanical fire on March 28 and now
has second and third degree burns on over 20 percent of his body.
A benefit will be held on May 3. Happy Hour will start at noon. The
auction will start at 3 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help out in all
financial matters. Barbecue chicken or pork dinner for $6. For infor-
mation call 863-467-6420.

Senior water exercise offered at local pool
The pool offers swimming lessons as well and from May 6 un-
til Sept. 30, they will be offering Senior Water Exercise on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. for $1.50 per
class.

Benefit for Patsy Arnold
Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. a benefit will be held for Patsy Ar-
nold, who will be getting a kidney transplant soon, will be held at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Entry fee: $60 per person or $240
per team. If you would like to join them for lunch, it can be purchased
for $7. There will also be a gun give away courtesy of the Gun Shoppe.
For ticket information or entry information please call 8763-697-6377.

Summer Play Camps sign up postponed
Sign ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2008 Sum-
mer Play Camps have been postponed and will not open until Mon-
day, May 12 at 8 a.m. Pre-Registration will be held at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex in the Parks and Recreation office, 640 N.W.
27th Lane, from May 12 through May 30. Enrollment is limited and
slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Campers must be 6-12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday Friday, from June 16
through August 1 (except on July 4) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
Douglas Brown Community Center and the Okeechobee County Civic
Center. (Availability of a third site has not yet been determined.) The
regular camp fee is $50 per week per participant, plus fees for field
trips and special activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per week
for a child on the reduced school lunch program and $10 a week for a
child on the free school lunch program within the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School System for the 2007-08 school year. A letter of participation
from Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at
the time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates. Ex-
tended hours, 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be available at
the Okeechobee County Civic Center (and possibly an alternate site,
to be determined prior to registration) for an additional $10 per week
per participant.

Mainstreet plans Fun Shoot
Okeechobee Main Street will host a 100 Target Fun Shoot on Satur-
day, May 17 at beautiful Quail Creek Plantation. The proceeds from
the event will benefit Main Street's beautification and restoration proj-
ects. Check in begins at 8 a.m., course opens at 8:30 a.m., with last
shooter by 10 a.m. Door prizes, raffles, and barbecue lunch will be
provided. For more information about the fun shoot please contact
Program Manager Karen Hanawalt at 863-357-6246, reservation forms
are available at Mike's Okeechobee Guns, The Gun Shop and the Main
Street office, 111 N.E. Second St.


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Submitted photo

ARC celebrates Arbor day
The consumers and staff at the ARC of Okeechobee cel-
ebrated National Arbor Day by planting an Oak Tree. This
was a colorful ending to a week of study on Earth Day
and Arbor Day. The consumers learned the importance of
trees and plants, recycling and energy conservation.


UKeechoDee News/Pete uiawaa
Employee recognition
At the Thursday, April 24 meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners board chairman
Clif Betts presented a certificate to Kathy Pearce, admin-
istrative assistant in the road department, honoring her for
15 years' service to the county.


Church News in Brief


Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church holds VBS
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, Hunter Road/1043 Cy-
press St., will transform their
church into a bustling "Jerusalem
Marketplace" on June 16 until
June 20 from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
each night. Children and adults
alike will get the chance to play
authentic games, sample Middle
Eastern snacks, explore a Jeru-
salem Marketplace and more!
Families will learn more about
God's love and Jesus' sacrifice,
by being immersed in authentic
Bible-times culture. They will wit-
ness real life dramas in the center
of town, chat with storekeepers,
and discover what the tax collec-
tors know about Jesus. For more
information, call Kim Womble -
VBS Director at 863-763-4821 or
Pastor Richard Postell at 863-763-
3442.

Church sponsors spa-
ghetti dinner
His House Fellowship Church
of the Nazarene will be sponsor-
ing a spaghetti dinner on Satur-
day, May 17 from 4 until 7 p.m. in
the fellowship hall. The menu is
spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, des-
sert and tea for a $6 donation. All
proceeds go to our 2008 Vacation
Bible School, "Custom Garage."
Dine in or take out is available.
For tickets call 863-763-3519.

Church plans golf
tournament
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a golf tournament, Sat-
urday, 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. Registration begins
at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is en-


couraged and may be done at the
church office, Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A putting contest
for two Southwest Airline tickets
at 7:30 a.m. Door prizes, first, sec-
ond, third place prizes, closest to
pin, longest drive. Four man team
scramble (first 48 to register and
pay will receive a free hat). Reg-
ister at Oakview Baptist Church
office monday through Thursday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-registration is
encouraged. Monday-Thursday, 8
a.m. 5 p.m. For information, call
863-763-1699.

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 Coun-
ty Grade. Call 772-597-0463 for
information. Family members are
welcome.


Childrens Theatre at Fort Drum Church has


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 12th.
Programs are from 6:30 8
p.m. Wednesday nights. The
church van will pick children up
and take them home.
For more information, call
863-801-4307.


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fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's
fellowship breakfast at Ruck's
Pit every other Saturday
starting at 6:30 a.m., and a
women's fellowship every other
Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call 863-467-1733.
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at Rock Solid Academy learn about pool safety rules from
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Obituaries
Tony Seals
Tony Seals, age 29 of Okeecho-
bee died Sunday, April 27, 2008 in
Okeechobee. Born Feb. 19, 1979
in Okeechobee, he had been a
lifetime resident and was a mem-
ber of the More
to Life Church.
He is survived
by his mother,
Carmen Seals;
father, Billy Seals;
sons, Lucas and
Logan Seals of
Okeechobee;
brother, Jona-
than Seals of Tony Seals
Indiana; sisters,
Iris Casiano, Tammy Seals, Di-
anna Cruz, all of Okeechobee. Ir1
addition, he is survived by a host
of aunts, uncles, nieces and neph-
ews.
Visitation will be held Thurs-
day, May 1, from 5 until 7 p.m.
and services will be held on Fri-
day, May 2, at 1 p.m. in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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example I enjoyed the company of my
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so unhappy that my vision of work
was obscured. I couldn't think of any-
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my job, therefore my life and my
tomorrows were a negative blur.
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Local students earn degrees at IRCC


Indian River Community Col-
lege will conduct its 46th Com-
mencement ceremony on Friday,
May 2, with the largest graduating
class in the College's history. Dur-
ing the 2007/2008 school year,
1,550 students earned an Associ-
ate degree from IRCC.
The College will award Associ-
ate in Arts, Associate in Science,
and Associate in Applied Science
degrees at the Commencement
Ceremony to be held at 7 p.m. at
Tradition Field, formerly Mets Sta-
dium, in Port St. Lucie.
During the IRCC Commence-
ment ceremony, 87 outstand-
ing graduates will receive trans-
fer scholarships totaling over
$250,000 to continue their educa-
tion at upper-division universities.
These graduates will be awarded
the scholarships based on aca-
demic achievement, community
service, and leadership thanks
to the generous contributions of
local businesses, individuals and
community organizations to the
IRCC Foundation.
Okeechobee County students
who will be awarded their Asso-
ciate in Arts degrees are:
Phillip Roland Arnold,
Richard Ellsworth Barnes III,
Adalinda Benitez,
Rosalind M. Brown,
Cherish Marie Buchannon,
Emily Louise Campbell,
Kellyann Helen Campbell,
Melissa Shane Chambers,
Joshua Bryan Chapman,


Ashley Nichole Childers,
Cort Durant Claypool,
Jennifer Ashley Cletzer,
Jeffrey L. Coker,
Whitney Lee Collins,
Emily Kristine Davis,
Christopher Lee DeCarlo,
Danielle June Depoyster,
Rebecca Jessica Duffield,
Bryon Lamberson Fortun,
Shanna Marie Furphy,
Margarita Gamez,
Jael Gomez-Albarado,
Bobbie Jo Haberlandt,
Audra L. Hales,
Robert Alan Hammock Jr.,
Kaitlin Lynsey Harris,
Dustin R. Hoover,
Heather Dianne Jones,
Joshua Brien Lampley,
Patrick Ashley Lawson,
Maria D. Leon,
Anastasia M. Letcher,
Rene Lubiano,
Linda Skipper Martinez,
Marianne F. Massie,
Tiffany Danielle Mathis,
Robert J. McCreedy,
Kati Louise McWaters,
Kristi L. Miller,
Courtney Elizabeth Berlin
Moyett,
Cristal Perez Nunez,
Jose Eduardo Nunez,
Charity Lynn Olivarez,
Vivian Elaine Patrick,
Charlene Marie Peck,
Stephanie J. Pelaez,
Rufus Edward Rhoden,
Robert L. Riedel,
Megan Nicole Rodriguez,


Elizabeth Ruiz,
Guadalupe Sanchez,
Manuel Antonio Sanchez,
James Thomas Sarros,
Amanda Michelle Weakley
Sewell,
Derek Shembarger,.
Cody Vance Shirley,
Rebecca Posey Smith,
Sonya Leigh Smith,
Catherine Aileen Spangler,
Tammy L. Standefer,
Lara Leigh Stanley,
Amanda Brittany Taylor,
Thea Nadine Tunac,
Amanda Vlkojan,
Charlene Marie Vlkojan,
Chelsea Jo Wallace,
Jessica A. Wilderman,
Jo Beth Wilkerson,
Erin Michelle Willie,
Natasha Hernandez Willough-
by,
Kimberley Michelle Womble,
Everette Earl Wooten and
Justin Wayne Yocum.
Okeechobee County students
earning Associate in Applied Sci-
ence degrees are:
Jessica Marie Colon,
Dale R. LaFlam,
April M. Martin,
Lisa J. Newman,
Misael Serrano,
Kerry Ann Simms,
Tammy LaPlante Standefer
and
Cori A. Tyson.
Okeechobee County students
earning Associate in Science de-
grees are:


Lisa Marie Herbst Baird,
Kelly Ann Barcia,
Tracy M. Boswell,
April Dawn Britnell,
Daniel Stephen Ciorrocco,
Christopher Justin Douglas,
Nicole Catherine Dowell,
Alyson B. Dyer,
Tomicena S. Givens,
Karen Denise Gordon-Pitt-
man,
Jody L. Heenan,
Melissa Danielle Holmes,
Lisa Lynn Husted,
Kellye M. Jeffers,
Marsha P. Kennard,
Debbie C. LaGrange,
Erica Michelle Lipfert,
Jessica Michele Lopez,
Dacia Gwen McCune,
Wendi E. Miller,
Christina Marie Morgan,
Susan L. Phillips,
Felicita Ramos,
Kelly Morgan Rogers,
Raquel Sanchez,
Deborah S. Schooley,
Gregory Scott Simms,
Lennie R. Smith,
Michelle Ali Valcaniant,
Matthew A. Vinson and
Ashlee Marie Ziglar.
The rain date for the IRCC
Commencement ceremony will
be Saturday, May'3 at 9:30 a.m.
Students are advised to check
www.ircc.edu or call 1-866-866-
4722 in case of rain.


Education News in Brief


Preschool enrollment
under way
Peace Lutheran Preschool is
now taking enrollment for the
coming school year. They have
openings in Jr. Preschool, 3 and 4
year old's and Kindergarten. Call


the school for more information,
863-763-7566.

Parenting classes are
offered
Free parenting classes are held
every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.


at New Endeavor High School.
Classes include topics about
children from birth to teens. For
information or to have an inter-
preter available call Lori Jaquith
at 863-697-6320 or 863-462-5000,
ext. 282.


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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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Homes. Really cute & nicely
marked. (863)357-0037
BOXER/CURR DOG 2 1/2 yrs
old, good with kids, to good
home only (863)763-6136
or(863)801-9266
CURR PUPS free to good
homes, 8 weeks old
(863)675-2844

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go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classifeds.



Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale
Too many items to list
Everything priced to sell
1777 SE 24th Blvd.
Taylor Creek Isles
Thursday May 1 8:00-2:00
Friday May 2 8:00-2:00


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Upcoming Consignment
Equipment & Machinery
Auction
May 10th 9 am
Don't miss this auction at
the Lee Civic Center
aike SR 80to Hlit 3t 1 in
Riv'erdale, turn rigbt and cross
the bridge, takellwy 78 one
forth of a mile to the Civic
Center on the right
March 29th was awesome!
Call now to add your cars,
trucks, tractors, AKV's, boats,
equipment, etc. to the already
listed 57 school buses, golf aris,
pick up trucks and automobiles
landauctionservice.com
(239) 936-4121
Frank E. Land
Auctioneer
AB2084 AU2814

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garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean on a breeze!


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GILBERT CHEVROLET COMPANY
has an immediate opening for a
Receptionist. Must be friendly and
outgoing with excellent customer service
skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Other duties
include greeting customers, managing
rental cars, and filling in for the cashier
on occasion. Qualified applicants only
need to apply in person at the main
sales building from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
DFWP/EOE


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


OKEE. COUNTY Male 64 yrs
old seeks Christian female
age 50-60 yrs old for tele-
phone companion. Who may
be interested in: Walks, Bike
riding, Flying, Fishing, Mo-
vies, Bible reading, Travel &
Gardening. Non smoker &
non drinker. Call Lee
(863)467-7770

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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


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




EXPERIENCED
ESTIMATOR/SALESPERSON
for local plumbing contractor.
FT, Good pay, benefit pkg.
DFWP (863)763-6461


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Tax Preparation 315

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


-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.

Services



Babysitting 405
ChildCare Needed 410
Child Care Offered4l5
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.

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your used Items by sell-
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Family
Daycare!
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Fun-Leaminq Activities In A
Classroom Setting, Fenced
Playground and much more
Preschool Ages: 1r 5vrs old


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today's competitive
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sifieds


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

? NEED HELP ?
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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775
Buying a car? Look In the
classifeds. Selling a
car? Look in the classl-
fieds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance PartsS 20
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Chitdren's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
erafts/Supplies '85
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 61, 5
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. $1300
or best offer. (863)763-3932
WINDOW A/C 12,000 btu
Maytag, plugs 110 outlet, re-
mote control. $150
(863)763-1079


BATH TUB Claw foot, Newly
refinished porcelain coating.
Great condition. $900.
(863)983-2306


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


COOK
excellent
$225


FREEZER Kenmore Cold
Spot, Good condition. $175.
(863)467-5680


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Health Foods
Vitamins, Minerals

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


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ASTL The Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771


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GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
(863)467-8389
MINI FRIDGE good cond.,
$75. (863)517-2329
RANGE HOOD Old, looks
good, works. $20
(863)675-3401
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 -Whirlpool,
Black, 18 cu ft, like new,
$250 or best offer
(863)228-7230
STOVE GE Select, Ceramic
top, Self cleaning,
White/black. Good cond.
$200. Neg. (863)824-7644
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
WASHER Combo, Washes,
Rinses & Dries. $150 or best
offer. (863)763-8761
WASHER & DRYER Large
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$350. Neg. (863)763-3932
Washer and Dryer, perfect
condition. $250
(561)818-7662


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
LADIES BICYCLE 24" Kula-
na, like new, turquoise. $40
or best offer. (863)357-6703

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COLLEGE TEXTBOOK Micro-
biology, text & lab books,
Ninth edition, good cond.,
$60 will sep. (863)675-2896
LEAP PAD READER Like new
w/ carrying case & 7 books
w/cartridges. 1st grade level.
$60 (863)983-5511 Missy
NATURAL HEALING 8 large
volumes, covers everything
from A-Z, '07 series. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0627

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KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
(863)763-1997
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
ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE -
Child's Chopper, Excellent
cond. Charger cord included.
$125. (863)634-7905



CONTEMPORARY ANTIQUE
GLASSWARE Warner Bros,
Marvel Comics, Rockwell &
more. $100 (863)983-4314


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
WEDDING DRESS Never
worn. Veil, Tiara, Bra, Crino-
lin. Sz 5. Cream. Pd. $2500
Asking $600 (954)696-4191


BASEBALL Atlanta Braves
World Series, $100.
(863)261-7017
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
DELL XP TOWER CD burner,
educational games, com-
plete. $125 Call Tony at
(863)517-2782
Furniure 6101


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.
$150 727-599-3007
BEDROOM SET Qn/full
hdbd/ftbd, dresser w/mirror,
5 drawer chest, 2 nt stands.
$500 (863)357-6315
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
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 w/air bed mattress,
full size, floral beige w/green
& orange, $500 neg.
(863)763-4461
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $150
727-599-3007
FUTON, SWIVEL ROCKER &,
ANTIQUE CHAIR all in
good condition, $140 or will
sell sep (315)751-6632
Lazy Boy Recliner, tan-green
w/ foot stool, still has paper
work, $100 (863)801-1975
ask for Michelle
LIVING ROOM SET 4 piece,
Cherry wood. $400
(863)675-7410
LIVING ROOM SET 7 pc.
$450 or best offer.
(239)867-4201
MASAGE PAD Twin size,
Homedics electric with heat.








$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.
3P rpl inet 17
50Tbean hirs$9
u,20Rciners $97.up
50 8Ifa&Ioveea


PREP TABLE 24"x24", New,
Stainless Steel, Paid $120.
Asking $60. (863)824-7644
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 and
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
TABLE TOP Very nice glass
72"x42"x/" thick. Beveled
with all 4 corners rounded.
$150. (863)983-2306
TWIN BEDS like new, denim
headboards, pads, plain dust
ruffles, denim 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


Comeria
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R.V., Boat Storage
/ i& Consignment
ISTUIART'S .. .
Recreational Depot I F i i
430 H 441 Okeecobee s r epot.com


Storage/Auto Business
Warehouse space available
Located behind U-Save in Okeechobee
Approximately 850 sq. ft. $600 a month with
one month FREE!
( *)8 2


GOLF CART With charger,
Needs TLC, $350.
(863)675-4788


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



STAIRMASTER Good shape.
$25. or best offer.
(863)675-8937
TREADMILL Proform 755
CS, like new condition,
$300. (863)467-4049
WEIGHT BENCH Power
House. All in One, $100
(863)634-2582



JUICE EXTRACTOR Juice
Men Jr. $50 (863)801-9288
JwMr 06

HEART BRACELET Sterling
Silver, Tiffany, Big Rolo Link.
Heavy! New, in box. Very
nice! $200 (863)634-0812
RING 14 kt. white gold. 1V2
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)



PATIO FURNITURE 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
(863)675-1033


NECK MASSAGER Tony Lit-
tle, Used one time. Works
wonderful. $25.
(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
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1500.
863-983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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aid if qualified Job place-
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(888)349-5387.
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*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
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turaOnline.com.
CB RADIO Uniden 78 w/Wil-
son 5000 ant., ext. spkr,
SWR meter & 18' cable,
$185. (863)634-2154


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CELL PHONES 2) NEXTEL 850
w/chargers. $100 will sep.
Call Tonya (863)357-2300
8:304:30 Monday-Friday
Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
offer (863)467-8389
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Aita Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
DOUBLE STROLLER Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,.
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
Generator- Brand new,
8500 Watt, 8 plug, $575
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265
Konetco country plank collec-
tion floating locking floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great price (863)763-7386
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
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Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 19x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Roaches? Harris Famous
Roach Tablets, Guaranteed
to kill roaches since 1922.
Over 100 tablets treats entire
home, less than $5. Sold at
Publix, Ace Hardware Stores,
(800)637-0317.
SLOT MACHINE Has token,
works perfectly. $400
(863)357-3282



ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD -
Casio, screen showing
hands & notes, with stand.
$50 (863)532-8347
RECORDER- ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
(863)763-9527



LEGAL FILING CABINET 2,
2)drawer, Buff color, Metal
75. (863)763-4098


BLUE PITBULL FOR SALE:
$150 or best offer. 8 mo's.
old. Nice & Playful w/ Kids.
Call (561)449-4915
CHIHUAHUAS 16 wks, all
shots, inclds Rabies, 1F, 1M,
CKC, sweet, great w/kids,
$250 ea (863)610-1863
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


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LOVE BIRDS Breeding pair,
$75 (863)763-2169
LOVE BIRDS 2 females, 3
months old. $90 for both or
will separate.
(239)657-5760
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 2 males,
10 weeks old, black & white,
health papers, $325.
(863)467-3051



Keep Cool in a Kayak Pool!
Payments as low as
$119.00/month. Homeown-
ers Wanted Be a Demo
Homesite $ Save Thousands
$. Lifetime Warranty.
(866)348-7560.


PSE Deer Hunter compound
bow, left handed, 55 to 65
Ibs,.Arrows & more $75 obo
239-229-2974
TREE STAND Ameristep, 15
ft, 2 man ladder tree stand,
never used, already assem-
bled. $75 (863)885-1172



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 Q800.1 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 16KW w/ Tank.
Tank is full. Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
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



ROBOT VACUUM Works ter-
rific, will complete approx 2
rooms before charge is need-
ed. $150 (863)357-8265
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526

Agriculture


:1 ....
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


QUARTER HORSE MARE 16
yrs old, needs experienced
rider. $1000 (863)634-3872
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
6 yrs old, registered. $3000
(863)634-3872


BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
PATIO TABLE, CHAIR & 2
BENCHES Concrete, $200.
or best offer. (863)824-0981


furn. or unfurn., in city, $825
includes lawn serv. 407 SE
8th St. (863)467-0658 6/1
-BEST VALUE IN TOWN-
2/1 Available, no pets,
$590/mo + Sec Dep.
Call (863)467-9800


RIDING MOWER 19hp,
Sears, w/new battery, $250.
(863)517-0811
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 Poland Pro,
19hrs, 48" cut. 24hp, Cruise
control. $1000. Firm.
(863)673-3894 Ask for Kevin
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
SKAG 52" Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair


USED SADDLE brand new.
with tack, $100
(863)675-3032


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Conidos/
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



APARTMENT & RV SPOT for
rent. (863)763-7783 or
(561)968-2083
IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
(863)697-1129
NEW 2 BR, 2i/2 BA Apt., All
major appl's. included. Near
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
Okee Best Deall-Tri-plex,
clean, 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D
hook-up, patio, privacy
fence, no pets $700 mo.
1st, last & $500 sec. dep.
free garbage and lawn maint.
(417)848-3424 or
(417)848-6360
OKEE. CITY Apt. Duplex, 2br,
1ba, $625. mo. + 1st, Last,
Sec. & Annual lease.
(863)634-9869
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, 1 block N.
of Walmart $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st, last
& sec. (863)634-3313



OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO -
1 BR, 1 BA, Furnished. Pool,
W&D Facilities. $700 mo.
(863)610-1281





Brand New 312/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$495 Down
Payments
From $895
per month

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Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.
863-24-190* OeehoeeCont


Estate Auction, Sat., May
17th, 10am. 655+/- acres -
divided. Webster Co., GA.
Hunting, fishing, hardwoods,
cropbases, homesites.
10%BP; GAL AU-002594
RowellAuctions.com
(800)323-8388.
SEVEN (7) WOODED ACRES
with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home
Package. Easy Access to In-
tracoastal Waterway. County
Road Frontage with Utilities!
$89,9001 Call now
(866)950-5263, Ext.103.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.


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BRAND NEW 3/2 in Dixie
Ranch Acres, W&D Hookup.
$1100 mo. 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-6865

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 See!
Reduced $159,500
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
(863)467-1446
NICE NIEGHBORHOOD 3BR,
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. $1300 mo.
1st & sec. (863)885-1347
OKEE. Affordable Almost
New Basswood, 3br, 2ba, 2
car gar. $1100. mo. + Sec.
dep. (772)323-4758
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, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOEE CBS, 4br, 2ba
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1100 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
PARTIALLY FURNISHED -
3/2, only $850 + $500 sec.
Pay own electric.
(863)697-0214
Rent or Rent w/Option to Buy
5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, Ig living rm, kit. & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond. Zoned Ag. $900. mo. +
last & sec. dep. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm



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

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifteds.

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 1Q045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property t 6 -7
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




AMAZING LAND
DEAL!!!
10 acres in pvt comm
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First RIty (561)385-7888
www.okeelandforsale.com


LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only
$119,900. BONUS: NOW IN-
CLUDES FREE BARN KIT!
Own the dream! New 1,800
sf log cabin kit AND barn kit.
Near FL/GA border. 90 min-
utes Jacksonville. Potential
to subdivide! Excellent fi-
nancing. Call now
(800)898-4409, x 1420.



ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain
Acreage Homesites From
$49,000 Excellent financing
available Call
(877)890-5253 x3973
www.seeriverhighland-
sny.com.
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


Winnebago, 36', $5000
(863)763-3451
PROWLER 33 Ft. w/ Florida
Rm., Heat & Air. Water, Elec-
tric & Trash furnished.
$5000 (863)763-8761 Okee
RV 1991 31 Ft. Long. Sips.
6. Excellent condition. A/C,
Frig., Stove. All works.
$3500 (239)289-7637



ALUMINUM PROP for '96
Yamaha outboard motor, will
fit many different models,
$85. (863)801-4097


Southern Colorado Ranch
Sale 35 Acres w/ Well just
$356/month* Spectacular
Rocky Mountain views Year-
round access, Nicely treed
Access to electric and tele-
phone Call Red Creek Land
today (866)OWN-LAND x
4125 www.seecedarwood-
station.com Offer void where
prohibited. Terms and condi-
tions subject to change with-
out notice. *Monthly
payment of $356.22 based
upon a purchase price of
$69,900 with 15% down and
$59,415 financed via a 30
year mortgage at a fixed in-
terested rate of 6.00%.



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.
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com

Mobile Homes



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




Available Immediately 3BR,
2BA, dbl wide, carport, large
lot, $800/mo. 1 yr. lease & 1
mo. sec. (863)467-5616.
BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$800 mo. + $1000 Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BHR 2 MH for rent, lbr, 1ba,
from $350-$400 /mo + sec,
yearly pref. Avail now 55+
Park (863)763-7164
BIG 0 Park Model, 1br 1ba,
w/d, pool, gated comm., club-
house, $695 mo
561-568-7767/863-763-3033
FOR RENT OR SALE: 3 BR, 2
BA Dbl. Wide on 8 acres
w/barn. $1350 mo., 1st, last
& sec. dep. (863)610-0211
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments
863-983-3554
TREASURE ISLAND 2/1, On
canal. Newly remodeled.
$750 dep. $175 wk. Call
Missy @ (863)634-8674



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
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 inci setup & a/c.
Very easy approval
612-6511 or 675-8888

Recreation











14 ft. aluminum bass boat,
30 hp evinrude, runs good,
$1800 or best offer
(863)634-9122
2003 Magic tit boat trailer, 28',
2 axle, 6000 Ib. capacity, 3420
lb. tongue weight capacity, like
new $1250 (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


MOTORHOME '87, Itasca


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 30, 2008


ANCHOR For large boat with
long chain & rope. $30. or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BOAT MOTOR OMC, GM, V6,
professionally rebuilt w/ex-
aust & risers. $300 or best
offer (863)675-5829
BOAT TRAILER 14', needs
lights & tires, $125. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
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
HD SPORTSTER '88, Runs
good. 33K mi., $3000. or
best offer. (863)763-0829
MOTORCYCLE TRIKE with
Volkswagen eng., $3,500.
863-674-0898 or
863-517-1019


Place your


SUZUKI BOULEVARD 2006 -
Excellent shape! 1800 mls.
Garage kept. 1 Owner.
$5000 neg. (772)263-1697



ATV Honda Rancher, '01,
4x4, 350cc, Electric winch,
Excellent condition. $3750.
(863)673-0260
HONDA 250, '04 runs good,
never been in mud, $2,500.
(727)501-3055
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4500 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $2000.
(863)801-1666
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2000 neg
(863)673-4561/675-5288
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400 -
2 stroke racer. Needs engine
Only. $350. Firm
(863)259-7472
SCOOTER 0 miles, 150cc,
still in box, up to 60 mph,
$900 (786)287-3306
SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 305
w/38" Super Swamper, runs
great, new clutch, $1300 or
best offer. (863)228-2185


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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4051
TractorTrailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



1990 Toyota 4-runner,
recently rebuilt, white, has
some damage, V6 $2000
(863)634-7182
1997 Dodge 2500, extended
cab, extended bed, silver, CD
player, great for hauling
$3500 (863)697-0096
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
DODGE INTREPID '99 -Clean,
a/c, 4 dr, good tires, keyless
remote, fair ext, no dents.
$4200 (863)634-7905
FORD TAURUS '97 Runs,
cold a/c, cd player $1200
(863)983-6342
GALANT ES '03 shiny bur-
gundy, tinted windows,
spoiler, cheap on gas, 139K,
$4200 (732)794-8255
HONDA ACCORD, '92 4 dr.,
pw, pi & mirrors, auto, runs
reat, needs a little TLC,
1,000 neg. (863)946-1205
INFINITY 045 '96 runs excel-
lent, great condition, 132K,
1st $3000 takes it
(732)794-8255
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
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & Interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)673-0192


FIAT '73 Spyder convertible
$800 Call 863-234-1235
FORD PICKUP, '51 V2 ton, all
orig., runs great, 41k mi.,
V8, 12v alt., new tires,
$3400. (513)260-6410
LINCOLN CONTINENTIAL
MARK V '79, Runs, Needs
body work. 79K orig. mi.
$1200. Neg. (330)573-8413



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


CAMPER TOP Leer, fits Nis-
san Titan w/5.8 bed. $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
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
DOGDE RAM '04- 3500, Crew
Cab, Dually bed, & complete
F. End, will split, $4000 neg
(239)218-0143
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
TOYOTA RUNNING GEAR -
For buggy. Early 80's. $600
(954)691-7053


CAMPER TOP- for a pickup,
fits 88-98 Chevy 6.5ft bed
truck full size, great shape,
$350 (863)634-1324
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
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 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,
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-477
GUENTER GOERTZ,
Plaintiff
JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN, whose
whose last known address was 731
Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida
34947, and all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against JOANNA
NICHOLS McEWEN and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NpTIFIED that a
Complaint to quiet title on the following
described real property, to-wit:
Lot 87, Block 59, BASSWOOD, INC.,
UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
51, of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
PARCEL 1,0. #
1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0870
has bean filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to JOHN 0. CAS-
SELS, JR., Attorney lor Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Box 968, 400
Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Fodda 34973, on or before the 30th
day of May, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff'sAttorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
This Notice shall be published once
each week for four (4) consecutive
weeks in the "Okeechobee News,"
OATEO this 22nd day of April, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: /S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
271873 ON 4/30;5/7,14,21/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CP-058
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE: The Estate of
KENNETH J. REDDING,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of KEN-
NETH J. REDDING, Deceased, whose
date of death was January 14, 2008,
and whose social security number is
032-20-1850, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Suite
125, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representatives and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or'demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must tile their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 130) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 30, 2008.
HILDA J. HARRIS
Personal Representative
2813 SE 35th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CAROL ANN PRIDE
Personal Representative
3470 SE Martinique Trace, Unit 101
Stuart, FL 34974
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street
PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
1863) 763-3131
la Bar No.: 0261521
271273 ON 04/30:05/07/08


Two qualify for state track meet


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
For Bryan Suarez this is just old
hat. For Ricky Nieto, it means he's
arrived.
The two Okeechobee High
School Brahmans track stars did
well enough in the regional com-
petition Friday to earn a spot in
this Friday's state competition in
Winter Park.
Suarez, who was weighed
down by a bout with bronchitis,
finished sixth in the 1600 meter
run, and. earned his third con-
secutive trip to the state 3A track
meet. Nieto continued to fare well
in the high jump as he cleared 6'0
again and finished near the top in
that competition.
Other Brahmans also fared


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ger finished fifth in the long ters and the long jump," Kend- "We tried to make the best
np with a jump of 16'10". Su- all said, "She was very close to possible situation out of that, Bry-
z finished sixth in the 3200 qualifying (for state) and as a an ran hard in the mile, and Ed-
ters, and Lionel Jones finished sophomore I am proud of her die gave what he had in the 3200
h in the 800 meters with a time accomplishments. She will defi- but they were unable to hold any
2:01.74. nitely be someone to watch as speed with no lungs to back them
"The regional meet has to be she grows." up," Kendall said.
)re than a learning experience Kendall also has high hopes The track squad also got an
the kids," Track Coach Brian for Nieto, who excels in basket- excellent performance from their
ndall remarked. "They went ball, and now in track. He has 4x400 meter relay team. Brad
o the meet with wide eyes and made some huge strides in the Stark, Matt Skipper, Lionel Jones
oyment for qualifying. We high jump competition. and Lonnie Pryor ran a school re-
ow now that a strong mind and "Nieto jumped an amazing cord time of 3:31.08.
us is important." first season. With this jump of 6' "They finally decided to run as
Kendall said the event showed he will have a chance to compete fast as they could, what a great
Brahmans have a bright fu- at the state meet," he said. race," Kendall added.
e ahead. He noted Koger and The Brahmans did have some Suarez and Nieto will travel to
to are only sophomores and bad luck as both Suarez and Eddie Showalter Field in Winter Park
y both have room to grow and Guerrero weren't at their best in to compete in the Class 3A state
prove. the distance runs. Both had bron- track meeting this Friday. ,


days were good memories


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lalo Rodriquez, who had
two sons, Robert, and Lalo Jr.
compete at Okeechobee High
School, remembers his days as
a Brahman baseball player with
fondness. He graduated in 1974
and went to South Florida Com-
munity College on a baseball
scholarship. He said two other
Brahmans went with him, Mr.
Sizemore, and Gary Daven-
port. At the time SFCC had one of
the top baseball programs in the
state. His youngest son Robert
graduated last year and had offers
to play junior college baseball as
well.


Mike Wise is having a good
season for Weber International
University. The member of the
2005 final four team has pitched
in nine games and has a decent
earned run average of 4.71. He
has won a game, and has pitched
28 innings so far this year. Wise
was the starting center fielder and
one of the Brahmans middle re-
lievers that year.
The first day of spring football
will be this Thursday after school.
Lonnie Pryor is expected to
lead a talented returning class in
2008 which includes another top
college recruit Kareem Jones,
starting Quarterback Garrett
Madrigal, Nate Pollard, and a
strong offensive line.


Tim Williams, all state defen-
sive end, was expected to sign a
national letter of intent to play at
Western Arizona Community Col-
lege in Yuma, Arizona this week.
IWo Brahmans qualified for
the state track meet in class 3A
with excellent performances at
the regional last Friday in Sunrise.
Bryan Suarez qualified de-
spite a bout with bronchitis. He
will run in the one mile. Sopho-
more Ricky Nieto qualified in
the high jump.
Suarez has qualified for state
competition for three consecu-
tive years. He has already signed
to run at the University of South
Florida next fall.


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after using Thera-Gesic* on his sore back, Tow W.
took only two breaks, while pedaling a small bike
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NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking per-
sons to nominate for appointments to the Children's Services Council.
The council's duties are to provide and maintain such preventatve, developmental,
treatment and rehabilitative services for children as it determines necessary. It
also allocates and provides funds for other agencies in the county which operate
for the benefit of children,
The Board of County Commissioners will nominate at least three (3) applicants each
for two (2) appointments to be made by the Governor.
A qualified applicant must have resided in Okeechobee County for at least twenty-
four (24) months por to making application and must complete a Questionnaire
for Gubernatorial Appointments form, which may be obtained in the County Ad-
ministrator's Office, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 102, Courthouse, Okeechobee.
Applicants must submit a completed questionnaire to the County Administrator's Of-
fice no later than 4:00 p.m. on May12, 2008.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
271972ON 4/30/08


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Belt Advancment
Russ Adams Taekwondo America held
their testing for Belt Advancement. Re-
suits of that testing are standing with
Russ Adams Owner/3rd Degree Sr.
Black Belt Instructor and Cody Raulerson
1st Degree Black Belt Instructor Train-
ee: White to Yellow: Ty Collins, Hannah
Morales; Yellow to Orange: Gavin Cash-
well; Orange to Green: Tameko Hornick,
Courtney Kurutz, Charles Yager; Blue to
Sr. Blue: Steven Brown (not pictured),
Gage Cashwell, Mia Lazaro; Sr. Blue to
Brown: Tony Bowers III, Nicholas Brown
(not pictured); Red to Sr. Red: Kimberly
Hernandez; Sr. Red to 1st Degree Proba-
tionary Black Belt: Tiffany Bowers, Alex
Hernandez, Tara McKenna, Juliet Skin-
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Engagement

Matthews -

Stokes
Gill and Karen Matthews of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Cassandra Matthews to
Matthew Stokes of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Robert and Darlene Stokes
of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
May 31, 2008.
The bride to be is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School.
The groom is a 1999 graduate
of Okeechobee High School.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


IRCC


students


awarded

Pitted against business stu-
dents from around the country,
Indian River Community Col-
lege students took home two
gold medals and the Student of
the Year Award at the 2008 Delta
Epsilon Chi (DECA) International
Career Developiment Leadership
Conference in Atlanta. Fifteen-
hundred community college and
university students from across
the nation, including Canada and
Puerto Rico, competed against
each other in various business
events.
First-place winners were: Jus-
tin Daniels, of Okeechobee, for
Sales Representative and Carlos
Martinez, of Port St. Lucie, for
Sales Manager Meeting.
IRCC student, Rebekah
Thompson, 20, of Fort Pierce, was
recognized as the Florida Delta
Epsilon Chi (DECA) Outstanding
Student of the Year. Thompson
also placed in the top ten in the
nation for Business to Business
Marketing.
Other IRCC students earning
Top 10 in the Nation were: Frank-
lin Hudson, of Port St. Lucie, for
Business to Business Marketing,
and Helena White, of Port St.
Lucie, for Human Resource Man-
agement.
In addition, IRCC Assistant Pro-
fessor Charles "Chuck" Kitzmiller
of the Business Administration &
Marketing Management Division,
received a 25-Year Anniversary
Award for his dedication to IRCC
students and the Delta Epsilon
Chi organization.
Delta Epsilon Chi is a national
student business organization for
college students preparing for a
variety of careers. Delta Epsilon
Chi program maintains a strong
focus on business-related areas
such as marketing, management
and entrepreneurship.
For more information, contact
the IRCC Call Center at 1-866-866-
4722.


Cassandra Matthews and Matthew Stokes


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Community and Friends
The Renfranz Family wishes to thank the
Okeechobee Community, Friends and Family every-
where for their outpouring of prayer, concern, help, :
food, fellowship, guidance and remembrance given to
our family following the passing of our son, Eli William Renfranz W
the support given from your hearts. It is God's loveminaction. If Wcn'tI
individually, please know that we are thankful for each, and eeyki
prayer for our family.
We always knew Eli was special from the time he was an infant. It issuch
many hundreds of other people knew that Eli was special too. Eli was love
loved people and everyone knew it. His kindness for people was genuine, t
from his heart even during hls darkest hours.
It is important for Eli's friends and schoolmates to know that there we
reasons or causes forEli's action that we or anyone will ever understand
was nothing that anyone could have done to prevent Eli's passingNo on
should feel ay guilt -pe.riod Eli was thoughtful, reflect
of Iis thoughts to himself. He was always
God alone has the power of ife and death its
power. God has, and God will, continueto use Eli's de
not pretend to fully understandG od' ll.od is miion
Eli knew who he was in theiLor-a|f t si
Eli never had a problem with courage.on overc
his decision, he decided quickly. No one kn wEl n\er asked for help
ing may have seemed a time of Eli's choose btGod ew it was Eli'
and He allowed Eli to pass from tis world w4ithoutstping him it
wise. It was God's will. God welcomed Elii giondpeace.
wonders what all the fuss is about. Heis happy II oicingWe
God's overriingCommandment is Thoushaltlovetasthyse Go
love people e God loves us somehow, somewhere, ometie.
Thank you for everyone who made Eli smile overis nearly yeas. He had S
thanks to all thfeskaters, friends at the Slab and at Okeechobee HighThanks to al
search on the grundand through the air Thanks, Zoe.hanks to the Highlands (


From left to right: Amy, Christy, John and Marie Renfranz f; d '
to those who need and want it, but may not be able to afford'it,.
There will.be a lot of happy kids and skaters. Eli's skate filetit6 i
are putting together a non-competitive Free Skate in memory of
Eli. It is tentatively scheduled for'June 21stiatatthe Skatepark -
the, day before Eli's '18th birthday. Final plans will be
announced. .
The Renfranz Family asks that anyone who has a personal
rememberance of Eli, please go to www.respectance.com/Eli
and leave a memory or commIent before that site closes down.
Those memories are so wonderful for us to have. We are so glad
that others shared our love of Eli.
Don, Lisa, John and Marie Renfranz, Christy & Tyler
Williams and Amy & Kevin Renfranz-Patterson




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