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Vol. 99 No. 212


Briefs
Congressman's
liaison schedules
office hours
John Mac, Constituent Liai-
son to Congressman Tim Ma-
honey (FL-16), will hold office
hours on Thursday, July 31,
at the Okeechobee County Li-
brary located at 206 SW 16th
Street, Okeechobee. Office
hours are from noon until to 3
p.m. The Congressional office
provides constituent service
assistance with federal matters
such as Academy nominations,
grants, Washington tours and
assistance in dealing with fed-
eral agencies such as the Social
Security Administration, Medi-
care, Veterans' Administration,
IRS and others.
Theme park to close
on certain days
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP)
-- Cypress Gardens Adventure
Park in central Florida is be-
coming the third attraction in
the state to close on certain
days of the week when atten-
dance is traditionally low.
The Winter Haven theme
park -- which became the
state's first major commercial
attraction in 1936 -- plans to
open on Fridays, Saturdays and
Sunday only during Septem-
ber, and possibly October.
Cypress Gardens spokes-
woman Haley Kish said Mon-
day that the move was being
made "to ensure we will be
around."
Cypress Gardens joins Silver
Springs in Ocala and Weeki Wa-
chee Springs north of Tampa in
closing on various days during
slow months when attendance
can drop below 200.
Career Center
helps in job search
The One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W Park St., has ser-
vices available at no charge to
help people in their search for
the right employee or job. For
more, visit their web site at
www.tcjobs.org; or, call 863-
462-5350.

Drought Index
Current: 221
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.76 feet
Last Year: 9.17 feet
Sponsored By:

Pogey's Family Restarmiant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Classifieds..... ............... 10,11
Comics ...................................... 9
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword ................................. 9
Obituaries.......................... 5
Opinion..................................... . 4
Speak Out............................. .... 4
Sports............................. 12
TV ............................................. 4
W eather..................................... 2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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charged
venience store with fraudulent tor Circle, Green A
credit cards. booked into the c
Yunier Garcia Olivera, 26, felony charge of
Browning Street, West Palm veyance of fuel.
Beach, was booked into the set at $100,000.
Okeechobee County Jail on a The men had
felony charge of unlawful con- credit cards that,
veyance of fuel and a misde- at the gas pump,
-meanor charge of improper driv- ferent personal ir
y er's license. His bond was set at the receipt than in
; $102,500. face of the card,
Felix Armas Luna, 37, Gladia- Lieutenant John I


in
.cres, was also
county jail on .a
unlawful con-
His bond was
allegedly used
when swiped
displayed dif-
nformation on
dicated on the
said Detective
Rhoden of the


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Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
Neither man has been
charged with the use of fraudu-
lent cards, said Lt. Rhoden.
"We don't have any victims
yet," he said.
Detectives are now not only
trying to find out how Olivera
and Luna got the account in-
formation, but to whom the ac-
count actually belongs, he said.


scam
Lt. Rhoden said when the
men were arrested they had sev-
eral hundred gallons of gasoline
in the back of their 2005 Chev-
rolet van. Just what they were
going to do with the gas is not
known.
"With the high cost of gaso-
line, they were probably going to
sell it," he surmised.
The detective explained that
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Hunter


dies in


Glades


County

Local man may have
been electrocuted
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
killed Sunday while hunting
in the northeastern portion of
Glades County.
George Clay Jr., 37, was hunt-
ing for wild hogs with friends
when he was apparently electro-
cuted around 9:45 to 10 a.m. on
July 27.
Mr. Clay was with four to five
other people when the accident
occurred.
Detective Sergeant Ronny
Baker of the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office said the incident is still
under investigation and that the
medical examiner's office, as of
Tuesday afternoon, had not re-
leased an official cause of death.
The -detective said the acci-
dent site is approximately 15 to
20 miles driving distance from
Brighton Reservation and is an
area open to wild hog hunters.
He said the area is also near the
Kissimmee River.
Mr. Clay, who was born in
Okeechobee County and had
lived his life here, was a cowboy
and had spent his life working
on area ranches.
The electrical line in question
apparently belongs to Florida
Power & Light. Calls to that com-
pany seeking more information
were not returned by newspaper
deadline.
As of Tuesday afternoon, no
date or time had been set for fu-
neral services.


Two

Consumers warned
to check credit card
and bank statements
By Eric Kopp
-Okeechobee News
Two men were arrested Mon
day after they had reportedly
purchased hundreds of gallons
of gasoline from a local con


Local winners: Cowboys and cooks take honors


Submitted photo/wrightsarials.com
The National Day of the American Cowboy was celebrated Saturday, July 26, with the re-enactment of a traditional
cattle drive with 75 head of Corriente Cattle down State Road 70 by the Okeechobee Cattleman's Association.


Day of the Cowboy a success


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The second annual Na-
tional Day of the American
Cowboy went off smoothly
with approximately 2,600 in
attendance at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center for the vari-
ous events.
After the cattle drive led by
the Okeechobee Cattleman's
Association and trail boss
Haynes Williams the crowd
traveled to the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter where patrons took part in
learning more about the life of
an American Cowboy from var-
ious vendors and their wares.
The National Day, of the
American Cowboy commemo-
rates the significant impact the
cowboy way of life has had in
building the nation.
They also had a chance to
taste the entries in Okeecho-
bee Main Street's Beef Barbe-
cue Contest where the team of
"Q Cousins" came in first place
winning them $100. Danny
Sheffield came in second place
and Steve Cates came in third.
The contest was judged by
Congressman Tim Mahoney


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The Clemons Ranch Stars and Stripes team (back-left to right) Sam Clemons, Rick
Sted, Raybon Durrance, Lee Watford and Rafe Durrance (front-left) placed first in the
second annual National Day of the American Cowboy Ranch Rodeo held on Saturday,
July 26. Lynda Durrance (front-right) presented belt buckles to the team members
donated by Eli's Western Wear.


and Okeechobee County Com- Association kicked off the
missioners Elvie Posey, Clif
Betts and Noel Chandler. Ranch Rodeo which featured
At 2 p.m. the Cattleman's


ten family ranch teams in the
following categories: ranch

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Barbecue champs
The "Q Cousins" team came in first place in the second annual National Day of the American
Cowboy OKMS Beef BBQ contest. Teammembers posed with their trophy and Terry Bur-
roughs (back-left) and Congressman Tim Mahoney (back-right).


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Like "Alice in Wonderland"
the situation in the Viking sub-
division, upon inspection, gets
"curiouser and curiouser."
Problems in this remote 25
square mile sparsely populated
subdivision in the northwestern
corner of the county began be-


fore the county was formed.
The most recent discrep-
ancy came to light at the July
24 meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission. Com-
missioner Noel Chandler sug-
gested that the interlocal agree-
ment between the county and
Coquina Water Control District
(CWCD) to maintain North
Grade be cancelled. However,
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Gas
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somehow the information con-
tained on the magnetic strip on
the back of the card had been
altered. Lt. Rhoden said that in-
formation would be an actual
account, but it would not be an
account belonging to either Oli-
vera or Luna. Some unsuspecting
victim would be charged for the
purchase, while the person actu-
ally using the card literally gets
something for nothing.
"Somehow, there's a good


scam going on," said Lt. Rhoden.
He said OCSO Detective Su-
san Morrison has been assigned
the case and is trying to ascertain
how the information on the back
of the card was changed and how
the men allegedly got that ac-
count information.
An arrest affidavit by OCSO
Deputy Arlene Durbin indicates
that she went to a convenience
store on S.R. 70 E. shortly after
9 a.m. on July 28 to investigate a
complaint about the possible use
of a fraudulent credit card.
She was then told that the
owner of the store was following
the van and that the vehicle was


on S.E. 16th Ave. The deputy later
stopped the van at 1650 S.R. 70 E.,
near CJ's Wholesale.
Olivera was driving the vehicle
and Luna was in the passenger's
seat.
Lt. Rhoden said when he and
his fellow deputies opened the
doors to the van the fumes from
the gasoline were so strong that
breathing was difficult.
"The van was full of fumes,"
he said.
In the back of the van, in-
vestigators found two, 55 gal-
lon drums full of gas. They also
found a square 100 gallon metal
container full of gas, as well as a


4-foot x 4-foot plastic container
with a small amount of a sub-
stance in the bottom. Both of
these containers had fuel hoses
and nozzles attached.
The metal container also had
a wire running directly to the bat-
tery from the fuel nozzle.
Deputy Durbin's arrest report
states the men were using credit
cards at the pump and were get-
ting $100 worth of gas per pur-
chase and had bought at least
$500 worth of fuel.
Lt. Rhoden said when the van
was finally stopped, the fraudu-
lent cards were not in the posses-
sion of either man. Deputies then


began to scour the neighborhood
behind the Race Trac store and fi-
nally found the cards in a ditch on
S.E. 14th Ave.
These cards were then
matched with the cards that were
used to buy the gasoline from
the convenience store earlier that
morning, said Deputy Durbin's
report.
"He (Olivera) still had a pocket
full of cards that were good. They
were his," said Lt. Rhoden.
The deputy's report indicates
that according to a Department
of Transportation official the con-
tainers were not labeled prop-
erly, nor was the vehicle properly


marked for the transporting of
fuel in excess of 100 gallons. Also,
neither Olivera or Luna had the
proper endorsement on the driv-
er's license to transport fuel.
Lt. Rhoden cautioned every-
one to scrutinize their credit card
receipts and banking receipts for
unauthorized purchases.
He also went on to say if any
other local businesses have en-
countered this scam they should
contact Detective Susan Morrison
at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, 863-763-3117.


Success
Continued From Page 1

doctoring; bronc riding; wild
cow milking; team branding; and
stampede racing.
The Pete Clemons Ranch Stars
and Stripes team came in first
place and the Louthan Ranch
team came in second. Both of
these teams are going on to the
state finals in Kissimmee on Sat-
urday, Oct. 4, at Osceola Heritage
Park. Lynda Durrance from Eli's
Western Wear was on hand to
present belt buckles to the team
donated by Eli's.
The Clemons team members
are: Sam Clemons, Rick Sted,
Raybon Durrance, Lee Watford,
and Rafe Durrance. The Louthan
team members are: Jim Burnette,
Lacy Carlton, Levi Pearce, Chad
Phipps and Rick Lacey.
The ranch rodeo was pre-
sented by the 165 families that
make up the Okeechobee County
Cattlemen's Association with
teams made up of local cowboys
and sponsored by various ranch-
ers competing in several 'real life'
ranching events.
Okeechobee Main Street and
the Okeechobee Cattleman's As-
sociation would like to thank all
of their sponsors and volunteers
who made the second annual Na-
tional Day of the Cowboy a suc-
cess and they look forward to the
event for next year.
OKMS sends a special thank
you to David Padgett for provid-
ing the music and to Gordie Peer
for his fantastic whip demonstra-
tions.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida,
Inc. also played a big part in the


Road
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the agreement might have already
expired.
The original agreement, effec-
tive Aug. 30, 1998, was for two
years with a provision for renewal
in two year increments.
Commissioners renewed the
agreement in 2002 and 2004.
However, in 2004 the agreement
was renewed for only one year.
It is unclear if the agreement was
renewed in 2005 or for how long.
The original agreement ac-
knowledges that Peavine Trail is
part of the county road system.
However, the magic words "ac-
cepted by the county for main-
tenance" do not appear. That
means that even though the



Florida


ends


energy


program

By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida utility
regulators on Tuesday powered
down an $11.4 million program
designed to promote green en-
ergy, but whose budget over-
whelmingly funded marketing
and administrative costs.
The program, operated by
Florida Power & Light and Aus-
tin, Texas-based Green Mountain
Energy Co., charged willing FPL
customers a $9.75 monthly fee
in addition to their regular power
bills. The parties were supposed
to develop an extra 150 kilowatts
of solar energy for every 10,000
residential customers who signed
on to the Sunshine Energy pro-
gram.
But a Public Service Commis-
sion report last month said only
24 percent of the money collect-
ed from more than 38,000 house-
holds paid for actual energy. The
rest funded marketing and ad-
ministration costs to promote the
program.
The Public Service Commis-
sion voted Tuesday to terminate
the program, rather than revise it
as FPL recommended. It moved
to put future customer contribu-
tions into an escrow account and
planned an audit of how Green
Mountain managed the money.


Submitted photo/OKMS
Danny Sheffield came in second place in the second annual
National Day of the American Cowboy OKMS Beef BBQ con-
test held on Saturday, July 26.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
The Louthan Ranch Rodeo team members (left to right) Jim Burnette, Lacy Carlton, Levi
Pearce, Chad Phipps and Rick Lacey placed second in the second annual National Day of
the American Cowboy Ranch Rodeo held on Saturday, July 26.


festivities with donations of horse
and buggies for the cattle drive
parade down S.R. 70.
The combination of the Semi-
nole Tribe, Cattleman's Associa-
tion and OKMS just exemplifies
how the culture of the American
Cowboy is still present today in
Okeechobee with everyone work-
ing together to celebrate the his-
tory of where we all came from.
OKMS would also like to ex-
tend their gratitude to Pete Keogh
who first came to them with the
idea of celebrating the National
Day of the American Cowboy in
Okeechobee.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


county recognizes Peavine Trail
as part of the county road system,
the .county is not obligated to
maintain it.
The agreement states that
"whereas, the CWCD has acquired
ownership or control of the right
of ways generally described in Ex-
hibit A'... " That exhibit contains
legal descriptions of right of ways
for East Grade and North Grade
was well as Peavine Trail.
However, the whole issue may
be moot if the agreement was
not renewed in 2005 or if it were
renewed and has expired or is
about to expire.
While county attorney John
Cassels has not yet researched
the matter, he was not sure if the
agreement is still in effect.
Since the date of the original
agreement, both Peavine Trail
and East Grade have been paved.


Submitted photo/OKMS
Steve Cates came in third place in the second annual Na-
tional Day of the American Cowboy OKMS Beef BBQ contest
held on Saturday, July 26.


These two roads run parallel.
Peavine Trail currently ends at Kis-
simmee Prairie State Park. Origi-
nally, it was part of the road from
Basinger to Kissimmee. A portion
of that road is still in existence in
Osceola County.
North Grade, which still has
a shellrock surface, connects the
northern ends of Peavine Trail
and East Grade. There are only
about three or four houses on the
road.
At this time it is not known
how much, if any, county time
and equipment has been tied
up on this road in the last two or
three years.
When Southern Coloniza-
tion platted the area in 1912, it
was then part of Osceola County.
Roads were laid out on the sec-
tion and half section lines and the
land was divided into 20 acre lots.


The original plat was consider-
ably larger than the present day
subdivision. About three miles
up Peavine Trail on the east side
of the road, an area of a half mile
square was labelled "Town Site
of Deesa." Apparently it never
developed very much for nothing
remains of it today.
Later part what is now Viking
was used for cattle grazing and
then other developers further
subdivided the land into smaller
lots and other roads were added.
Most of the 216 miles of roads are
easements owned by the prop-
erty owners. The easements on
the section lines are owned by
CWCD.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Today's Weather


. . -s Os Os i 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s '10Msg


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly. after .noon.
Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 90. Calm wind becoriing south southwest around 5
mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms
before 11pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.


Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm
wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. West southwest wind
around 5 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 90. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm
wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3


Drug trafficker sent to prison


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man who sold cocaine dur-
ing an undercover operation
being conducted by local law
enforcement and federal agents
has been sentenced to 13 years in
prison.
Zacarias Baltazar Alviar, 24,
N.W. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee,
was also ordered by Circuit Court
Judge Lawrence Mirman on Mon-
day, July 28, to pay a $50,000 fine.
He will also have to, pay court
costs and fees totalling $670.
Alviar, who was given credit
for the 368 days he's spent in the
Okeechobee County Jail, was
sentenced after reaching a plea
deal with the state. Judge Mirman
adjudicated him guilty of traffick-
ing in cocaine. A charge of pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell was dropped.
Under Florida law Alviar will
have to spend a mandatory mini-
mum of three years in prison.
The unemployed farm and
construction worker said through


his interpreter that he sold the
cocaine to undercover detectives
because he was broke and need-
ed money to buy medicine for his
father.
"Where did
you get 3 ounc-
es of cocaine?"
Assistant State
Attorney Ashley
Albright asked
Alviar. "If you
had no money
and were not
working, why Zacarias
would anyone B ar
front you $3,000 Alviazar
in cocaine?"
Alviar was arrested July 26,
2007, after he sold approximately
3 ounces of cocaine for $2,750.
Mr. Albright told the court that the
cocaine sold for $850 to $900 an
ounce.
Undercover detectives got Al-
viar's name from another person
and then called Alviar. and set up
the deal. When the detectives
went to the pre-determined spot
Alviar approached the vehicle


and was arrested after making
the sale.
Alviar told the court, through
his interpreter, that many of the
things said in reports and arrest
narratives were either lies or in-
correct. He said he had never sold
cocaine and only did so this time
because he had been out of work
for a couple of weeks and needed
the money.
But that statement raised
a question in Judge Mirman's
mind.
"How did the person who
called police know to call him
(Alviar)?" the judge asked of Al-
viar's attorney John Cook.
After a few minutes behind
closed doors, Alviar said he had
only met the informant on the
street and again stated that he
needed money to buy medicine
for his father.
Alviar, who came here from
Mexico in 2000, will have 30 days
in which to file an appeal.
In other court action Monday '
* Judge Mirman found Phillip
Reynolds, 28, guilty of the felony



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da from amending its statute that
put off its timeline for cleaning up
the Everglades.
"I have both the authority and
duty to assure that any future
Florida regulations affecting wa-
ter quality standards are based
on statutory authority which has
been reviewed comprehensively
by the agency entrusted by Con-
gress to enforce" the Clean Water
Act, he wrote.
The judge did hand EPA a par-
tial victory by noting it did not
violate the Clean Water Act in
approving how Florida measures
phosphorous levels in the Ever-
glades, by averaging concentra-
tions over time. The plaintiffs had
sought a more precise method.
"This is a very big step in stop-
ping the evasion of the state from
doing its duty for the Everglades,"
said Miccosukee attorney Dexter
Lehtinen, who called Tuesday's
ruling a victory.
Lehtinen said the message
from the judge to the state and
EPA is clear: "You can't keep
changing the rules in the middle
of the game just to look good."
The not-for-profit Everglades
Foundation also lauded the rul-
ing. "Most Floridians would find
it odd that we have to go to court
to force the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency to do its job," said
foundation CEO Kirk Fordham.
Florida's Department of En-
vironmental Protection and EPA
said they were still reviewing the
ruling.


of driving while license suspend-
ed/revoked - habitual offender.
Reynolds was also found guilty
on a misdemeanor charge of tres-
pass on land.
Reynolds was sentenced to
one year in the Okeechobee
County Jail with credit for the 96
days he's already served. He will
also have to pay $1,115 in court
costs and fees.
* Michael Huggins, 42, of
Okeechobee, was sentenced to
spend nine months in the coun-
ty jail after being found guilty of
driving while license suspended/
revoked - habitual offender. He
will also have to pay court costs
and fees totalling $1,095.
* Antonio Lara was also sen-
tenced to nine months in jail after
being adjudicated guilty of driving
while license suspended/revoked
- habitual offender. He will re-
ceive credit for the two days he's
already served in the county jail.


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tion Agency has turned a "blind
eye" to Florida's Everglades
cleanup efforts, while the state is
violating its own commitment to
restore the vast ecosystem, a fed-
eral judge ruled Tuesday.
In a stinging ruling from Miami,
U.S. District Judge Alan Gold put
to rest a 2004 lawsuit filed against
the EPA, ordering the agency to
review water pollution standards
and timelines set by Florida for
the Everglades.
Gold repeatedly accused EPA
of acting "arbitrarily and capri-
ciously" in its failure to adhere to
the mandates of the Clean Water
Act.
"Plaintiffs are correct," Gold
wrote, "that EPA has once again
avoided its duty to protect the Ev-
erglades." -
.., The;Miccosukee Indians, who:
live in the Everglades, and Friends
of the Everglades sued the EPA in
2004. They claimed the agency
violated the Clean Water Act by
allowing Florida to change its wa-
ter pollution requirements for the
Everglades and delay its pollution
compliance deadlines.
Gold agreed, adding that the
Florida Legislature "violated its
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Brown Eyes
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is disclosing this infor-
mation to the public in order to
enhance public safety, awareness,
and protection. This information
is not intended to increase fear:
rather it is this agency's belief that
an informed public is a safer pub-
lic.
This bulletin should be used
'only for information purposes.
SCitizen abuse of the information
to threaten, intimidate, or harass
Offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear in
this bulletin have served the sen-
Stence imposed on them by the
courts. They are NOT wanted by
the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities.. The
only change is the public is now
better informed
Jesse Hayes was convicted of
Sexual Battery on a Child Under
12 YOA on March 31, 2005 in
Okeechobee County, Florida. The
victim was a minor. If you have
any questions regarding this bul-
letin, contact Michele or Connie
at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office at 763-3117, extension
240 or website http://www.fdle.
state.fl.us


glades."
The case centered on a 2003
amendment to the state's 1994
Everglades Forever Act.
Florida was originally sup-
Sposed to meet lower phospho-
rous levels in the Everglades by
2002. The 1994 act pushed that
deadline to 2006.
The amendment changed the
timeline again, making it more
ambiguous by setting a date of
2016 at the earliest.
The phosphorous pollution
comes largely from fertilizer run-
off from farms and development.
The nutrient has long suffocated
life in the Everglades, driving out
native species and poisoning the
water.
The entire wetlands once
covered more than 6,250 square
miles, but have shrunk by half,
replaced with homes and farms
and a 2,000-mile grid of drainage
canals. The Everglades has since
,lost 90 percent of.its wading birds,
and 68 threatened or endangered
species face extreme peril.
The restoration effort is the
largest of its kind in the world.
The Miccosukee and environ-
mentalists have long accused the
state of dragging its feet. The state
has spent about $2 billion on res-
toration, but lawsuits, missteps
and a lack of federal funds have
bogged down substantial prog-
ress for decades.
In his ruling, Gold said the
EPA failed to abide by federal law
when it did nothing to stop Flori-


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
VIKING: Regarding the roads in Viking, the response that you or
any citizen in the county will receive from the Road Maintenance De-
partment is entirely dependent upon whether or not the County has
accepted dedication and responsibility for the maintenance of the
roads, which is entirely the decision of the Board of County Commis-
sioners. The Road Maintenance Department is routinely maintaining
those roads in the Viking area that it is responsible to do so. It cannot
expend public funds to maintain private roads.
ROADS: Some people actually like to live in the middle of nowhere
on private, unpaved roads because they want to be left alone. So, I
am puzzled why someone would buy property on an unpaved road
and then complain about the road. Most paved roads in residential
areas were not originally paved by the county. They were paved by
the developer, who passed along the cost of paving to the people who
bought the houses in the development. Others that were paved by
the city or the county were done with assessments from the property
owners along that road. So basically every homeowner pays for pav-
ing their own road in one way or another. Once the county accepts a
road, they are liable for its upkeep to the same standard it was when it
was accepted for maintenance. So if it is a dirt road when the county
accepts it, then they don't have to pave it. If you live on a dirt road and
want it paved, you can get together with the others who live on the
road and if you all want it paved, petition the county to pave it and
fund it through assessments with each property owner paying for the
part of the road that fronts their property.
ELECTIONS: I not only think that a politician should live in the
state the are representing, but should have a set amount of time they
have lived there say 15-20 years, in order to be allowed to run for any
office. Too many of them state shop for an open position to get elected
to. West Palm Beaches elected officials have more New York accefits
than southern. In reality they should have to have been native born of
a state to run for office in that state.
PREDATOR: I was horrified and sickened by the front page story
about the sexual predator who molested five and six year olds. I am
really glad he is locked up now so he can't attack any more children.
But this should be a wakeup call to all parents. If you let your children
out of your sight, make sure you thoroughly check out whoever is
supposed to be watching them and who else will be in the house with
them. When mine own were small, I encouraged their friends to play
at my house where I could watch them all myself. My house was a
wreck but the kids were safe. The thing is, you can't just worry about
the registered sexual predators. The smart ones haven't been caught
yet. You don't know who they are. They are out there ready to prey
on your kids.
FISH: I hope the Fish and Wildlife Commission has enough of-
ficers to put on the lake to make sure everyone is following the new
fishing regulations. We need to leave the smaller fish in the lake to
give them a chance to reproduce. The new laws are in place to protect
the fisheries and help ensure the fish population will be there in the
future.
UF: My teenager was seriously considering going to University of
Florida when she graduates in two years, so I am a little concerned
about this new report labeling UF as the number one party school.
Any UF grads care to comment? Are they really partying that hard in
Gainesville?
OBAMA: I have heard Obama say a lot of things. Change is the
thing he says most buat I am wondering how he is going to change
things for the better. He says he is going to tax big business for the
money for his big plans. What big plans and does he thing big busi-
ness isn't going to filter their tax hikes right on down to you and me?
So much for protecting the little guy. He says he is going to improve
our health care system. Our health care system and most others sys-
tems in America would be fine if we only took care of the citizens of
American and not everyone living in America. This is so outrageous.
We have people who come to America simply to get taken care of.
They want us to feed them with food stamps. They want us to give
them medical care. They want us to school their children. They want
us to give them money in their pockets for nothing through the wel-
fare system. I think before we start revamping anything we need to
rethink how the one we have works.
RANCHES: This is a comment to the families who own large
ranches and are considering selling off some land to help with the bills.
Don't do it. If you sell off land, you will regret it. The developers will go
in and put in houses and the people who move into those houses will
start trying to put you out of business. Your agricultural operation that
has been there for generations will suddenly be a problem. They will
start complaining about your shooting range or shell pit or riding are-
na. They will start calling lawyers and forming committees and they
will make your life miserable. Don't go there. Do whatever you can to
keep your land. Check into conservation easements. Check into other
agricultural uses for your land such as biofuel. Once you sell part of
your land to the developers, you might as well just sell the whole thing
and move to Wyoming, as your life will never be the same.
CATTLE DRIVE: I really enjoyed the Day of the American Cowboy
cattle drive. It was something to see, cowboys on horses actually herd-
ing the cattle. The kids will certainly remember seeing that. I hope
they do this every year and keep adding to the celebration to help
preserve the local history and traditions.




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Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts), AA. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday, July 31
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts), NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group, Basic Text meeting at 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of
Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
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 the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. For more information call Monika Allen at
863-801-3244.


Community Events
Cypress Hut FOE 4509 holds special meeting
Wednesday, July 30 the Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of the Eagles
4509 will hold a special General Meeting for the Aerie and Auxiliary at
Cypress Hut #4701. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. For information call
Bill Huston at 863-763-1187.

Join the Red Hatters
For ladies looking for fun and meeting some new lady friends, the
Red Hat Group is looking for ladies to join who want to do things. For
information call 863-763-5836 or 863-357-1944.

Grief support group for parents
A grief and healing group dedicated to helping parents deal with
the loss of a child will meet at the Red Cross Building on Thursday
nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Georgene at
863-763-2957.

Cypress Hut FOE 4509 holds special meeting
On Wednesday, July 30 the Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of the
Eagles 4509 will hold a special General Meeting for the Aerie and Aux-
iliaryat Cypress Hut #4701. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation call Bill Huston at 863-763-1187.

Scrapbooking crop gathering planned
An all-day scrapbooking crop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2,
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you care to participate in our pot luck luncheon. Refreshments
will be served and there will be plenty of door prizes. Bring any scrap-
book pages on which you are currently working. For more informa-
tion call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Carolyn at 863-634-1885.

Charity group on radio show
Angel Aloma, executive director for Food for the Poor Inc. will be
the guest speaker on the WWFR 91.7 radio show on Aug. 2, at 7:30
a.m. Discussion will include the crisis in Haiti.

Membership drive at Moose Lodge
Come be a star at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge, 159 N.W. 36th
St., Karaoke contest. Only non professional singers may participate. It
will go on for six Sundays starting ending on Aug. 24. It will be from
3 until 7 p.m. each Sunday. The contest is open to all members and
guests, potential new members are welcome. There will be a 50/50
drawing every week. Door prizes will be given away and food will be
served. For information call Robert Williams at 863-357-5906.

Contractors plan dinner
The Okeechobee Contractors Association Luau Dinner and Dance
is planned for Sept. 12, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Shrine Club.
The steak dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Hard Livin' Band will per-
form. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $50 at the door. For more
information contact Kelli Chapman at 863-634-7226 or Lisa Stark at
863-697-6541. Tickets are also available at Riverside Bank.

Masonic Lodge sponsors breakfast
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, F & AM will sponsor a com-
plete breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. The Breakfast
menu will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, ham, pancakes
and grits with plenty of hot coffee! The breakfast is $5 per person and
it will be held at the lodge located at 107 N.W Fifth Avenue, Okeecho-
bee. For more information, please contact Jim Green at 863-634-4401
or Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Today in History


By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July 30,
the 212th day of 2008. There are
154 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On July 30, 1945, during World
War II, the battle cruiser USS In-
dianapolis, which had just deliv-
ered components for the atomic
bomb that would be dropped on
Hiroshima, was torpedoed by a
Japanese submarine; only 316
out of some 1,200 men survived
the sinking and shark-infested
waters.
On this date:
In 1975, former Teamsters


union president Jimmy Hoffa dis-
appeared in suburban Detroit"
although presumed dead, his re-
mains have never been found.
One year ago: President
Bush and British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown, meeting at Camp
David, forged a unified stand on
Iraq.
Today's Birthdays: Ac-
tor Richard Johnson is 81. Actor
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes is 75. Blues
musician Buddy Guy is 72. Movie
director Peter Bogdanovich is 69.
Feminist activist Eleanor Smeal
is 69. Former U.S. Rep. Patricia
Schroeder, D-Colo., is 68. Singer
Paul Anka is 67. Jazz musician


David Sanborn is 63. California
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is
61. Actor William Atherton is 61.
Actor Jean Reno is 60. Blues sing-
er-musician Otis Taylor is 60. Ac-
tor Frank Stallone is 58. Actor Ken
Olin is 54. Actress Delta Burke is
52. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush
is 50. Country singer Neal Mc-
Coy is 50. Actor Richard Burgi
is 50. Director Richard Linklater
is 48. Actor Laurence Fishburne
is 47. Actress Lisa Kudrow is 45.
Bluegrass musician Danny Rob-
erts (The Grascals) is 45. Coun-
try musician Dwayne O'Brien is
44. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 44.
Actor Terry Crews ("Everybody


Hates Chris") is 40. Actor Simon
Baker is 39. Movie director Chris-
topher Nolan is 38. Actor Tom
Green is 37. Rock musician Brad
Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind) is
37. Actress Christine Taylor is 37.
Actor-comedian Dean Edwards is
35. Actress Hilary Swank is 34. Ac-
tress Jaime Pressly is 31. Actress
Yvonne Strahovski (TV: "Chuck")
is 26.
Thought for Today: "The
fellow who says he'll meet you
halfway usually thinks he's stand-
ing on the dividing line." O.A.
Battista, Canadian-born author-
scientist.


Education News in Brief


Mission sponsors
school supply drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach
is currently sponsoring their an-
nual School Supplies Drive for the
needy children in Okeechobee
County. They will be collecting
items from now until Aug. 15. If
you child needs supplies, please
contact them. Proof of eligibility is
needed to qualify. For further in-
formation or to make donations
call the mission at 863-763-5725.


Realtors help with
school supplies
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is hosting a
School Supply drive for the up-
coming school year. Collection
boxes will be located at the lo-
cal Lending Institutions and local
Real Estate Offices, any supplies
that you can donate would be
greatly appreciated. If you are do-
ing your personal shopping and
you see school items that are one
sale that would be a great time to
grab up a few of the things that are
greatly needed. The list of items


that the schools have requested
are: Pencils, Dry Erase Markers,
Erasers, Glue Sticks, Notebook
paper, copy paper and hand sani-
tizer. Any help you can give will
be greatly appreciated.

CCC sponsors school
supply drive
The Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual
Back to School Supply Drive and
you can help. School supplies
will be given to needy and foster
children in Okeechobee before
the new school year starts. Item


Obituaries


Jeanette Bell
Jeanette Bell, 75, of Fort Pierce,
died July 26, 2008, at her home.
Mrs. Bell was born in Tifton, Geor-
gia, moving to
Fort Pierce from
Indiantown and
Canal Point. She
was a retired ,-
care giver and
attended Haven .
Ministries and
Fairlawn Baptist -
Church.
Mrs. Bell Jeanette Bell
was preceded
in death by her husband, Jordon
Bell and a brother, Alvin Ward.
Survivors include her son,
James E. Bell of Okeechobee,
Fla.; daughter, Debbie A Dra-
hoss of Fort Pierce; sister, Judy
Standards of Gainesville; eight
grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren. Friends may call
from 6 until 9 p.m., Aug. 1 at Yates


Funeral Home and Crematory,
Fort Pierce. A funeral service will
be held at the funeral home cha-
pel at 10 a.m., Aug. 2 with Pastor
David Burney officiating. Burial
will follow at Riverview Memorial
Park.
Friends who wish may con-
tribute to Hospice of the Treasure
Coast, 2500 Virginia Ave., ste. 202,
Fort Pierce, FL 34981.

Paul Thomas
Gilkerson
Paul Thomas Gilkerson, age 70
of Buckhead Ridge, died Monday,
July 28, 2008. He had been a suc-
cessful heart transplant recipient
since 1990. Born on Feb. 17, 1938
in Huntington, W. Va., he was a
member of the local IBEW #317
in Huntington. He retired from
the Electricians Union in 1982
and sincethat time has been a 20
year resident of the Okeechobee


area.
Preceded in death by on sister,
Gwen White.
He is survived by his wife of
50 years, Donna Sue Gilkerson;
daughter, Deena Ruthe Beckett of
Stuart; two grandsons, Ryan and
Sean; two brothers, Jack (Nan-
cy) Gilkerson of Huntington, W
Va. and Drew (Pat) Gilkerson of
Palatka. In addition, he is survived
by two sisters, Myra (Garland)
Brumfield and Yvonne (Bev) Bar-
ton all of Ponce Inlet. Aside from
his immediate family, Mr. Gilker-
son is survived by special family
and friends; Al, Ana, Erin Lynn
Priesto and several beloved niec-
es and nephews.
A memorial service will be
conducted in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday,
Aug. 1, with Pastor Mike Radcliffe
officiating.
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Church News in Brief


Gospel sing at 7th Day
Christian Church
Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The
Seventh Day Christian Church,
912 WN. Park St. will host Gospel
singers Dennis and Sylvia Rimes
from Abbeville, Ga. For more in-
formation call 863-763-4320.

VBS at Missionary
Baptist Church
Aug. 4 - 8 from 7 until 9 p.m.
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church, 4212 Hwy 441 N will
hold Vacation Bible School, Good
News Games -- Winning with
God's team. There.will be classes
for all ages. For information, call
863-763-7743.

Fountain of Life
Church hosts VBS
Rescue Zone Vacation Bible
School will be held Aug. 4-9,
from 6-9 p.m. at Fountain of Life
Church. Saved by God's Power
can be a life-changing adventure
for children ages 4-13 years of age
with lessons that teach them to
trust and celebrate in God's good-
ness and power through crafts,
games, and songs. Registration
begins Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at 1302
S.W 32nd Street. For more infor-
mation contact Carol at 863-532-
8032.


Ballroom dancing in
Okeechobee
A group class in ballroom danc-
ing is being offered in Okeecho-
bee at Church of Our Saviour Par-
rish Hall, 200 NW Third Street on
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The
cost for the hour lesson is $10.
Private instructions are also avail-
able. Come and enjoy the fun with
or without a partner. For more in-
formation call 772-794-9040.

Bible Study at Believ-
ers Fellowship
Bible Study will be held at Be-
lievers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W. Sixth Ave., Wednesday eve-
nings from 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nich
Hopkins presents informative and
in depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere. Every-
one is invited to attend. Coffee
and desserts are served.

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


Church service hours
changed
The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sunday School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship service
on Sunday at 10 a.m., and Sunday
School at 9 a.m.
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 121h.
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.
Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellowship
breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other
Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m.,
and a women's fellowship every
other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call 863-467-1733.


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


BHR Church
holds A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous
on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m.
for substance abuse. They also have
Al-Anon meetings on Monday nights
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Nubbin Slough

Improvements said Jerry Montgomery, S
Governing Board repre.
restore wetlands on Glades,. Highlands, Okeec
r d y ad Orange, Osceola and Polk
former dairy and ties. "Several carefully de
pasture lands projects can restore a large
drained agricultural site to
The South Florida Water Man- ing tract of Everglades wet!
The restoration proj
agement District (SFWMD) has The restoration proj
completed wetlands restoration the 435-acre District-own
on the site of a former dairy op- filling in old ponds and re
eration, returning dry pasture to abandoned buildings to re
wetlands and increasing storm- historic wetland conditions
water treatment near Nubbin Nubbin Slough.
Slough, a tributary that feeds into These improvements
Lake Okeechobee. crease water storage and re
"This effort is an example of time, and improve water
how we are successfully reviving by aiding phosphorus re
natural lands in South Florida," Over time, legacy phos


project
FWMD currently locked into
senting phosphorus in stormw;
hobee, will be removed by gr
Scoun- will be harvested from t
signed dairy pastures. District
e, well- estimate that these con
a thriv- forts will remove aboul
lands." grams of phosphorus
ect in- from the local wetland
:hes at The project is one
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moving Everglades and Estuari
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scientists primary goal of the law is to re-
>ined ef- store reaches of the natural sys-
380 kilo- tem north of Lake Okeechobee by
ich year addressing not only water quality
stem. but also the quantity, timing and
compo- distribution of water to the natu-
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protect- and Estuaries Protection Program,
e Caloo- visit www.sfwmd.gov (click on
lary and "Ecosystem Restoration") or con-
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DCF

By Brent KalleI
Associated Press W
TALLAHASSEE
Butterworth resign
of Florida's historic
child protection ag
ing a 19-month st
the toughest jobs ir
ment.
Butterworth, a D
served as Florida's
eral from 1987-200
apartment of Childre
since being chosen
one of the first app
nounced in Deceml
coming Republicar
Crist.
Butterworth pla
private practice in
He had initially tol
would take the DCF
and a half. The res
fective Aug. 15.
"This, I believe,
greatest challenge
rewarding challenge
terworth, who has
as a Broward Coun
judge and sheriff, r
rise and head of Flo
ment of Highway S
tor Vehicles over his
"The governor
me here, but I thin:
time," said Butterw
that he's urged Cr
his successor fror
agency.
Butterworth's pe
DCF was widely app
day.


Secretary Bu
stad "Under General Butterworth's
'riter leadership, Florida saw its first
significant decline in entries into
(AP) - Bob foster care since 1998 with no
ed as the head compromise of child safety," said
cally troubled Richard Wexler, executive direc-
gency, follow tor of the National Coalition for
tint in one of Child Protection Reform. "He
n state govern- understood it is only common
sense that there can be no child
democratt who protection without family preser-
attorney gen- ovation "
3, led the De- Butterworth also sought to re-
n and Families store morale in an agency often in
for the job in the news for mismanagement or
ointments an- malfeasance.
ber 2006 by in- "Because of his tenure there,
n Gov. Charlie the public has a much better
understanding of the challenges
ns to go into that any human services director
South Florida. faces," said Kate Kearney, who
d Crist that he led DCF from 1999-2002 and has
'job for a year known Butterworth for 25 years.
ignation is ef- "He tackled the confidentiality is-
sues and lobbied hard for chang-
has been the es in the law that would allow
and the most transparency."
ge," said But- Butterworth's immediate pre-
s also served decessor, Lucy Hadi, resigned
ity prosecutor, after being found in contempt of
nayor of Sun- court for not moving inmates to
)rida's Depart- state hospitals if they were found
afety and Mo- incompetent to stand trial.
career. Before that, Jerry Regier left
tried to keep the position after an investigation
k it's the right showed he accepted favors from
vorth, adding contractors.
ist to choose Butterworth resolved hun-
n within the dreds of pending lawsuits during
his brief tenure at DCF, including
performance at the court standoff inherited from
plauded Tues- Hadi, and embraced Crist's push
to make state government more


itterworth
transparent. ex
"In order for people to have file
a real trust in government, they pl(
have to be able to see what's go- for
ing on, especially in agencies like ch
this," Butterworth said. "We have
literally opened up this agency ciz
and in many cases have gone to a
court to get records released." ad
George Sheldon, the agency's d
assistant secretary, predicted the by
65-year-old Butterworth will stay fou
active in public policy.
"I think he'll stay involved in ev
shaping a lot of child welfare and alc
mental health issues," Sheldon ger
said. inj
But political office, Butter- yea
worth said, is not likely in his fu- a c
ture.
"I don't see it happening," he ClI
said, adding, "I thought I'd closed i
the door a couple times before." in
Butterworth, who lost his bid bo
for re-election to the state Senate the
in 2002, faced his share of contro-
versy during his time at DCF. wa
Former agency spokesman Al ere
Zimmerman -- hired under the olc
Hadi administration -- disgraced mi
the agency earlier this year after her
he was accused of taking nude vis
photos of at least two teenage ne,
boys for distribution to overseas ha
pornographers. One of them Th
was identified as a foster child in pl
DCF's care. p
DCF had not done a criminal du
background check before hiring
Zimmerman, who pleaded not no
guilty to a charge of producing ers
child pornography. After Zimmer- vic
man's arrest, the agency did an inf


resigns
pansive review of its personnel
es, finding that about 1,300 em-
oyees were missing some in-
rmation, such as a background
eck.
The department was also criti-
:ed last year for losing track of
2-year-old foster child, whose
appearance wasn't reported
child protection workers for
ur months.
The girl, Courtney Clark, was
entually found in Wisconsin
)ng with three other endan-
red young children. A severely
ured and malnourished 11-
ar-old boy was found hiding in
:loset.
Courtney's mother, Candace
ark, and other adults were also
the house. The 11-year-old
y's mother was found dead at
e home, buried in the yard.
In 2002 under Kearney's
itch, the department discov-
ed that Rilya Wilson, a 4-year-
1 Miami foster child, had been
ssing for more than year, and
r caseworker had lied about
iting the home. The girl was
ver found and her caregiver
s been charged with murder.
e caseworker was fired and
headed guilty to official miscon-
ct, getting probation.
This year Butterworth an-
unced that child welfare work-
would carry handheld GPS de-
es to electronically update case
formation during home visits.


Guns at work law upheld by federal judge


By Ron Word
Associated Press Writers
JACKSONVILLE (AP) - Em-
ployees with concealed weapons
permits can keep guns locked in
their cars at work in Florida, but
businesses are allowed to prohibit
customers from bringing firearms
on their property, a federal judge
has ruled.
The Florida Chamber of Com-
merce and the Florida Retail Fed-
eration, which challenged the
state law that took effect July 1,
huddled with their lawyers Tues-
day to understand the split deci-
sion by U.S. District Judge Robert
Hinkle and decide whether they
should challenge it.
Rick McAllister, president and
CEO of the retail federation, said
he doesn't believe his organiza-
tion will appeal.
'On balance, it' priEt 'go:d


decision," he said. "Are we happy
about the employee thing? No.
We'll keep working to change the
Legislature's mind."
The chamber said it was re-
viewing both legal and legislative
remedies.
"It adds another layer of con-
fusion to the law," said Adam
Babington, legal counsel for the
Florida Chamber.
However, Marion Hammer, a
spokeswoman for the National
Rifle Association, called Mon-
day's decision "a huge win for
the people."
The NRA pushed for the law's
passage in the last legislative ses-
sion, citing the Second Amend-
ment, which protects the rights of
citizens to carry weapons.
"The problem has been cor-
porate giants who think they can
control everything their employ-
ees do or say or everything that


goes on a piece of property,"
Hammer said. "They are employ-
ers, they are property owners.
They are not emperors. For crying
out loud."
Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum's office does not plan to ap-
peal, spokeswoman Sandi Copes
said.
The business groups claimed
the law puts employees and cus-
tomers at risk, infringes on the
rights of businesses and violates a
federal occupational safety law.
Mark Wilson, the Florida
Chamber president and CEO,
called the law, "a big government
solution looking for a problem,"
but commended Hinkle for decid-
ing that customers cannot have
guns at stores.
More court action and ap-
peals may come, but the judge
suggested that attorneys confer
on whether they want his pre-


liminary injunction to stand or
schedule another hearing in his
Tallahassee courtroom' to argue
merits of the law.
Hammer was unsure if more
challenges would come.
"I don't have a crystal ball.
Everybody is still reading and re-
reading the order and figuring out
where you go from here. For us
this is a huge win," she said.
The Attorney General's Office
is reviewing claims by several
large corporations that contend
they are exempt and can prohibit
their employees from bringing
weapons onto their property.
They include Walt Disney World
and Universal Studios.
The law exempts other places
including schools, nuclear power
plants and some government in-
stallations ,'


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water capsized a boat in the Indi-
an River and the people on board
used the game "rock, paper, scis-
sors" to decide who would swim
back for help.
The three boaters say their ves-
sel started taking on water Sunday
afternoon. When they stopped
the boat to work on the problem,
some large waves tipped the boat
over. The passengers were able
to climb on top of the capsized
vessel.
The boaters waited about sev-
en hours to be rescued. All three
people onboard were not seri-
ously injured.

Baby dead after
found in pool
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP)
-- Police say a 1-year-old girl has
died after being found at the bot-
tom of her family's pool in South
Florida.
Authorities say the unrespon-
sive infant was rushed to Memo-


rial Hospital West Monday, where
she was pronounced dead.
Pembroke Pines police spokes-
man Sgt. Bryan Davis says the


child's grandfather was watching
her and fell asleep. He says the
child exited out the back sliding
door and fell into the pool.

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DEAR ABBY: I just finished
reading your June 9 column and
am shocked at what I read. Your re-
sponse regarding autism was way
off base. You said, "Autism is a men-
tal health disorder ... some people
consider ... to be shameful."
Autism is a neurological dis-
order, NOT a mental health dis-
order. Families who have a child
with autism have many chal-
lenges ahead of them as they try
to bring normalcy to their child's
life and to their family. I am very
surprised that you got this one
wrong! Autism is reaching epi-
demic proportions. These fami-
lies need support, not misprints.
-- MELISSA IN NEW HAMP-
SHIRE
DEAR MELISSA: My thanks
to you -- and the many other
readers -- who wrote to correct
me. After reading the letters and
e-mail that came in, I spoke with
William Barbaresi, M.D., the
chair of the Division of Develop-
mental and Behavioral Pediat-
rics and co-director of the Mayo
Clinic-Dana Child Development
and Learning Disorders Program
in Rochester, Minn., who told me
that autism is often considered a
mental health disorder because it
affects behavior, cognitive ability
and social skills. However, it is
genetically predetermined -- bio-


logically based.
Experts clearly agree that au-
tism is a neurologically based con-
dition. The current criteria used
to diagnose autism are contained
in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, a
publication of the American Psy-
chiatric Association. However,
this does not mean that autism is
a "mental illness." Autism is most
accurately described as a "neuro-
developmental disorder."
While there is no cure for au-
tism, intervention and treatments
are available. And for the most
up-to-date information on effec-
tive therapies, interested parties
should read "Autism: A Review
of the State of the Science for
Primary Health Care Clinicians"
by going to www.archpediatrics.
cor and searching for "autism."
DEAR ABBY: How do you
tell friends and family that you're
not interested in being fixed up?
I'm a male, in my mid-40s, hap-
pily divorced for many years and
have no desire to remarry.
I raised my children on my
own, have a good job and many
friends, but no desire to get into
a relationship that could lead to
more of a commitment than I am
willing to make.
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stantly bombarded with ques-


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ACROSS
1 Serious cut
5 "Gulliver's
Travels" author
10 Salad cheese
14 Nepal is part of it
15 Shoot-'em-up
16 Mary Kay rival
17 (1984)
20 Diamond
assistants
21 Battery type
22 Arch types
23 Miley Cyrus, e.g.
26 Traditional
teachings
27 N.L. West team,
on scoreboards
29 Sponge feature
30 Bald-faced fib
35 Subside
36 (1993)
39 Title for Elton
John
40 They exist
41 Pelvic bones
43 Start to pick?
44 Calculating pros
48 Old Dixieland
classic
52 Word of reproach
53"_ Time":
Hemingway
stories
54 Supply
56 (1939)
59 Resort town near
Santa Barbara
60 "Three Men and
a Baby" director
61 Prefix with
skeleton
62 Daring
63 Weigh station
visitors
64 Circle meas.
DOWN
1 Frolic
2 Cheese used in
45-Down
3 Rock's Twisted
4 Over-the-hill
gang?
5 Memory Stick
maker


6 Quipsters
7 "Lord, is ?":
Last Supper
question
8 One handling hot
things?
9 Bit of evidence
10 Shiner
accompanied,
maybe
11 Satanic sort
12 As well
13 Sothem or Jillian
18 One of the
Cyclades
19 100yrs.
23 Fixing (up)
24 Eyes in poems
25 Eastern Med.
land
27 Comparable
28 Pulitzer-winning
musical
31 Downed
32 "Mon Frbre
Yves" author
Pierre
33 OK, in a way
34 Scratch (out)
36 Taylor of "The
Haunting"


37 Fresh
38 Avoided
39 Watch the kids
42 Virgil epic
45 Italian deli
sandwich
46 Blake of
"Gunsmoke"
47 Hardly ever
49 Start of a
well-known
round


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attraction
51 Bandlea
Shaw
52 Laramie
Denver
54 Yours, i
55 Actor Jo
Davies
56 Swabby
57 Spanish
58 "Let me


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By Pancho Harrison
(c)2008 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


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theme clues and include a patch of blank space that offers a hi
answers to those clues. Please do not adjust the blank spaces.


tions like, "When are you going
to get married again?" or, "Why
don't you let me fix you up? I
have the perfect woman for you."
I don't know how to respond to
this constant badgering. Please
advise. -- THANKS BUT NO
THANKS IN OHIO
DEAR T.B.N.T.: Continue tell-
ing these well-meaning people
you are happy with your life just
the way it is, and if they don't get
the message, have a T-shirt made
that reads "Been There, Done
That." You should know, howev-
er, that men who are married live
longer than those who are single,
or perhaps it just seems longer.
(Only joking!)
DEAR ABBY: Is there a rule
of etiquette regarding how men
Should wear long hair? My boy-
friend's hair isn't long enough to
pull into a ponytail, but it's long
enough that he is constantly
sweeping or shaking it out of his
eyes. If we were to go to a funeral
or similar ceremonial (or formal)
event, what should he do? I need
some input. -- HAIR-RAISING
QUESTION
DEAR QUESTION: I
have two words to offer: hair gel.
Many products are available that
will tame his mane, and you can
find them at your nearest beauty
supply store.


Astrology


By Eugenia Last
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
An emotional matter will be blown
orizon- out of proportion if you are incon-
tHEIR siderate. Do something to improve
rs spell your looks, your mental outlook
or your personal life. A short trip
letters will lead to a valuable lesson. Love
can conquer all. 2 stars
D T TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
Someone you respect will help
H R you find solutions to problems
you are facing. A love problem
O E or difficulty with a youngster may
C B occupy your mind. You aren't
likely to be told all the facts, so
K L ask direct questions. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
E I Don't let your emotions cut into
Y G your work time and productivity.
Move forward with your plans
J D even if someone makes last min-
ute alterations. Focus on love late
R T in the day and you will alleviate
SN some of the stress you've been
experiencing. 3 stars
I A CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Stick to your budget even if some-
E R one is begging you for financial
assistance. Keep your assets tied
I R up and offer suggestions, not
A A cash, to anyone trying to make
his or her problems yours. Facing
S P issues head-on will have a lasting
7/30 effect. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Domo, Someone will change his or her
stein, mind without telling you. Don't
[west, feel obligated to do something
chulz, you don't care to do because of
someone else's irresponsibility.
Social and professional events
,U.S. funds will give you a chance to make
4520 Main new contacts. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Someone will offer you some-
thing you should not refuse. You
may like to do everything to your
own specifications but, the help
given will turn into a valuable fu-
ture contact for you. A secret in-
n volvement will turn out favorably.
ader 4 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
'e- You can have lots of fun mix-
dir.
nTours ing and mingling but don't shun
ohn - someone who depends on you or
you will face emotional turmoil
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Agriculture ........... 800
Rentals .............. 900
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Employment -
PET CHICKEN - Found in Ous- Part-Tmen 215
ley Estates. Please call Employment
(863)763-6453 Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD -
brown & white, in Okeecho-
bee, small, female, Childs
pet (863)634-7515
DOGS (2) - Yellow lab mix, |U l- P I l ,II]OL
male, Border Collie mix, fe-
male.34450 REWARD Immediate opening at
(772)344-5017 Okeechobee Juvenile
Detention Center.
Lost: Black sunglasses with Institutional cooking and
dark blue lenses on 07-21 at hands on experience
Winn-Dixie. If found please preferred. Competitive
call to return (863)467-4193 wages and benefits. Must
-pass background check
[ieaw !ay 4I0I and pre-employment drug
screen. Contact Brad
BORDER COLLIE BLACK LAB at 863-357-9922 ask for
CATAHOULA MIX - Good na- Kitchen or tax resume to
turned, good hunting & cow 863-357-0205 or e-mail to
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w/kids, Moving needs good AWESOME FIRST JOB!! Now
home (863)467-1552 after 6 hiring motivated sharp indi-
viduals to work and travel
NEUTERED MALE PERSIAN entire USA. Paid training.
CAT- To good loving home, Transportation, lodging fur-
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never accept any advertise- Miscellaneous 655 infant
-fits Provided ment that is illegal or con- Musical Instruments 660 security
ntal, Life, sidered fraudulent. In all Office Supplies./ will sell
irement Plan cases of questionable val- Equipment 665 BASSINE
ys Off Annually ue, such as promises of Pets/Supplies/ Beautif
bout our guaranteed income from Services 670 Exceller
aboutour full work-at-home programs- if Photography 675 time xc
package it sounds too good to be Plumbing Supplies 680 tme
true, chances are that it is. Pools & Supplies 685 CRIB SEl
esumne: If you have questions or Restaurant w/Mobi
hunic. doubts about any ad on Equipment 690 (863)76
ehospice.org these pages, we advise that Satellite 695
1-866-604-8081 before responding or send- Sewing Machines 700 FISHER
ing money ahead of time, Sporting Goods 705 TOUCH
location at 'you check with the Better Stereo Equipment 710 Exceller
Business Bureau at Television/Radio 715 best off
hospice 772-878-2010 for previous Tickets 720 FISHER
wens Ave., complaints. Tools 725 BOUNC
FL 33440 Toys 9 Games 730 (863)91
4-8080 Some 800 and 900 telephone VCRs 7350
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Free we may not be aware of the pen/cril
charges. Therefore, if you A/C - Window unit 250Obtu wonder
o call a number out of your good condition cools four will sep
area, use caution. bedroom house $300. WALKER
(239)292-2819 girl clo
Colonial Life seeks an entre- new b$
preneurial professional with 10
sales experience to become ANTIQUE BALANCING SCALE WHITE C
a District Manager. A weighs up to 1000 b. & An- chair,
Life/Health license is re- tique Baby Scale $200 for youth
quired. Substantial earnings both or sep (863)357-3633 863-76
potential. Please contact:
meredith.brewer@colonial- _
life.com or call ia
(904)424-5697. RAT M CHEST FREEZER, Frigadaire,
Driver- CDL-A. The Gra ss s I ING A white, approx. 3x3x2, used
Greener at PTL. Students twice, $200/best offer. Call
with CDL Welcome - excel- iNEWSPAPER ., 863-675-7878
lent training Co. Drivers Earn makes you a more informed DRYER - Roper clothes dryer.
up to 46�pm Owner Opera- and interesting person. No $100 (863)885-1161
tors Earn 1.42�pm 22yrs of wonder newspaper readers
age, 12mos OTR. No Forced er newspaper re DRYER - Whirlpool, heavy du-
Northeast! Co. Drivers call: are more successful ty, $50. (239)362-6443
(800)848-0405 O.Operators
call: (877)774-3533 RANGE - Frigidair, new in box,
www.ptl-inc.com. .ie white, Model FEF352DSD,
paid $500 sell for $300 neg
Drivers: 13 DRIVERS NEEDED Services (863)467-3688
Sign-On Bonus 35-42cpm REFRIGERATOR Single door
Earn over $1000s weekly Ex-T REFRIGERATOR - Single door,
Earn over $1000 weed Ckly Ex Commercial type no freezer
cellent Benefits Need CDL-A $45. (863)673-0428
& 3 mos recent OTR _______63)673-0428
(800)635-8669. Babysitting 405 (863)675-665
Child Care Needed 410 REFRIGERATOR HOTPOINT -
Hurricanes Are Coming! Ad- Child Care Offered415 Like new,side by side w/ ice-
lusters and Contractors Instruction 420 maker $250/or best offer.
needed - Any level of experi- Services Offered425 (239)303-5078
ence. High earning potential. Insurance 430
For more information Call Medical Services435 WASHER - Whirpool, white
(800)580-1146 or go to washer in very good condi-
www.jeladjuster.com. tion. $100. (863)517-0244
Learn to Operate a Crane or BI WHITE STOVE - Good condi-
Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment tion.$100 (863)763-1713
Training. National Certifica- NOW N
tion. Financial & Placement E NRn Wl
Assistance. Georgia School ENN !
of Construction. Crriculm GLASS SHOWCASE - 6 feet
www.Heavy5.com Use code ,,Curri cl i
www.Heavy" com Use cdeall Based glass showcase, good for
FLCNH or call jewerly or beauty supplies.
(866)218-2763. -r -a am ly $200. (863)675-4828
- Daycare!
No Truck Driver Experience-No YourChn ill Exmeence: i
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking Fun-Leaminq Activities In A
Will Teach You How to Drive. Classroom Setting, Fenced
Company Sponsored CDL Playground & much more BOOKS - (60) Harlequins Ro-
Training. Be OTR in Three Presloollges:211r-5wrsold mance & Silhouettes. $10.
Weeks. (888)368-1205. or will trade. (863)763-1059
Must be 23.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg 8 -i
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and SHED - 12x24, buyer must
OT. Placed by adSource, not move buyermu
USS who does hiring. Call (863)677-0977
(866)497-0989. DEE'S MINOR REPAIR SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
TRUCK DRIVERS: CDL train- License # 5698 Roll Up Door & Side Door.
ing. Up to $20,000 bonus. & Pressure Washing $2900 Buyer must move.
Accelerate your career as a License #1126 (863)677-0977 THIS
soldier. Drive out terrorism FREE ESTIMATES
by keeping the Army National (863)467-2917 SHED - metal shed, 8'x10',
Guard supplied. 1-800-GO0- solid floor, shelves. You
GUARD.com/truck. or (863)261-6425 move $100. (863)467-7415


TAYLOR MAE Dinnerware - by
Noble Excellence. In' good
cond w/no chips or scratch-
es. $100 (863)697-6270


WEDDING DRESS - A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
(863)675-0732
WEDDING GOWN - Never
worn. Size 12. Call for de-
scription. $100/firm.
(863)763-5271


Emmett Smith painting, signed
baseballs:Mantle-DiMaggio,
Michael Jordan BB card set
$4975 (863)763-7852



COMPUTER - Win 98, monitor,
keyboard, mouse, scanner,
brand new computer desk.
$100 (863)467-2489
DELL DIMENSION COMPUT-
ER - Windows XP, flat
screen monitor, HP all in one
printer. $400 (863)763-6342
HP Computers- (2) Monitors,
printers, well maintained, re-
set to factory settings $500
will separate (863)467-4949
SCHOOL COMPUTER - XP
Pro, CD burner, complete
system $75 (863)517-2782

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Adjustable single bed- (2)
electric, have rails, useable
clean mattresses $650 will
separate (863)467-4949
ANTIQUE DRESSER - 2 large
drawers & 2 small drawers,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633
BDRM SET - 3 pc, full head &
ftboard, no mattress. dresser
w/mirror, tall dresser.
$150/neg. (863)675-6657
BEDROOM SET - 8pc, Ameri-
can Drew Cherry Grove.
$550 or best offer
(863)632-9177
BEDROOM SET - Broyhill,
white dresser w/mirror &
chest. $200 or best offer
(863)632-9177
CAPT. BED - 6 drawers un-
der,bookcase headboard &
footboard w/mattress. Heavy
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COUCH - Henredon, 3 Seat,
Multi-Color Golden. $900
(863)467-5112
COUCH & Love seat w/Otto-
man - Beige in overall col-
or/Deep sitting. $450/neg.
(863)697-1702
DINING TABLE - Wood DR
set, new condition, light col-
or, 4 upholstered chairs,.
$125. (863)675-4828
DR SET w/ China Cab - Table
6 chairs.Honey oak. Good
cond. $400/or best offer.
(863)634-8820
END TABLES (4), Coffee Table
& (3) Lamps. $60 for all, will
sep. (863)447-0552
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
JEWELRY ARMOIRE - And full
length mirror in one, cherry
wood, anti tarnish lining,
new. $120 (863)610-1750
KITCHEN TABLE - HEAVY,
black, 4x5, sits 8-10, $50.
Call 863-675-7878
LIFT CHAIR - Blue heat & vi-
brator. good cond., In Palm-
dale. $200/neg.
(863)673-6226





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





RECLINERS - (2) Lazy Boys,
Leather. Brand new condi-
tion. $1590 for both, will
sep. (863)467-5112
ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
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sleeper sect. w/ recliners.
Good cond. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-8820
SLEEPER SOFA - double, ask-
ing $40 (863)214-3850
SLEEPER SOFA/TABLES -
Sleeper sofa in good condi-
tion. Will Separate. $200/or
best offer. (863)801-5159
TV STAND & dresser with mir-
ror, $85/will separate. Call
863-484-0505



GOLF CLUBS/BAG - left hand-
ed clubs: used twice i Leave
msg. $100. (863)675-6657


AR 15 COLT Winchester Col-
lection, Model 47 pump, ri-
fles & pistols, $3,000 will
sell sep. (863)532-9881
BERETTA AL391 - Urika Auto
Shotgun, 20 ga, shot once,
like new w/fact. case & ac-
cess $700 (863)902-00381
BROWNING BL22 - lever ac-
tion 22 rifle, $290
(863)674-0613
MAG TECH 22 LONGRIFLE -
asking $150 (863)674-0613
SHOTGUN BY Stevens 311a-
18.5" barrel 12 guage, Pre
1970 $350/neg.
(954)933-6864



ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MA-
CHINE - Good working con-
dition. $150 (863)673-0980
WESLO TREADMILL - New
cond.198.00 at Walmart,dis-
plays miles,calores,ect.
$100. (863)674-0360



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$50. (954)235-3945


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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR - Jet
3-6 yrs old, Good Condition
$800. (863)675-3437
JAZZY SCOOTER - electric,
like new, $1000 or best offer
(863)763-7609
MALLARD SCOOTER - looks &
runs good, needs batteries,
w/front basket. In Palmdale.
$200/neg. (863)673-6226
SHOWER CHAIR - 1 yr old,
good condition $50.
(863)675-3437
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $500
(863)983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
CELL PHONE - Motorola Buzz
IC602, Hybrid Nextel,
w/charger & phone clip,
$150 neg. (863)673-1981
CELL PHONES (2) - All attach-
ments included, for car &
house. $30 for both
(863)763-7112
Complete toilet- almond color
$75 or best offer
(863)634-3783
COW HIDE, Hereford. $100
(239)340-8503
FIBERGLASS mobile home
steps, 5 step - 35" high large
landing. Aluminum side and
back rail included. Over
$600 new. Less than 1 year
old. $325/or best offer.
(863)467-9625
Kayak- Red, used once, excel-
lent condition, 11' 6", sit in,
$300 firm (863)801-1478
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
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AUDIO SPEAKERS (2) - 18",
Crate Pro, PA4-4 inlets, V-
tech mic, $100 or best offer.
(954)235-3945
DRUM SET - 5 pc Groove Per-
cussion. Asking $500
(561)909-7367
GUITAR - Squier 51, Fender,
never used, prof quality,
stable tuning, only $150
(863)634-5038
PIANO - YAMAHA w/Karaoke
set up. Appraised for $3000,
Must sell! Asking $1000
(863)612-7717
YAMAHA KEYBOARD - $70
(863)612-7717



WOODEN PODIUM - 28.5 x
22.5 x 41", tan, hand painted
roses, 2 shelves $10
(863)467-0028


DOG BOX - 4 mos. old, w/slid-
er, 4'lx4.5'wx3'h, $300.
(863)801-9799
ENGLISH LOP Rabbits - baby
English lop bunnies can
meet in town if you buy 2 or
more. $10. (863)634-5757
FERRETT - Female, 3 story
cage & supplies, $75. Call
863-228-5229
FISH TANK W/ STAND - 55
GALLON, COMES W/ FISH &
ACCESS. FIRM $200.
(863)467-4497
HAMSTERS - 3 baby hamsters
(1 girl and 2 boys).2 adult
girl hamsters.Free. $0.
(863)801-3716



AERATOR & SALT TANK -
asking $75, great shape
(863)675-8937


HOUSE MOUNTED BASKET-
BALL HOOP - with back-
board, $15 (863)467-7937
PING PONG TABLES (2) 1
Regulation and 1 Kids, ask-
ing $250 for both
(561)909-7367
SKATEBOARD RAMP - wood,
16'1x5'hx8'w, $350.
(863)634-8785
SKB DOUBLE BOW HARD-
CASE - . asking $100
(863)902-0381
'TOTAL GYM - 3000 XL TV
Model like new hardly used
$500/or best offer.
(863)763-4493
USA POCKET Knives - 100's,
old, Case, Buck, Remington,
Bocar, $1,000/will separate.
Call 863-801-9136


KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676


COLOR - 13", wVCR & DVD
player, $100 for all.
(239)728-3567
TV, SONY - 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139


GENERATOR - Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
(239)357-5111


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw - Like new 10" Radial
Arm saw with extras.
$125/firm. (863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR -
33 gal just like new with air
tool kit $300/or best offer.
(863)763-4493
EXTENSION LADDER - alumi-
num, 32', heavy duty, good
condition, $250.
(863)697-2032
GENERATOR - 15KW, on 4x7
trailer, 4 cyl diesel, w/30 gal
tank(full), ThermoKing.
$2000 (863)697-9704
GENERATOR - 16KW w/ Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR - 3000 watts, for
RV, $300. 863-634-8098
GENERATOR - Coleman Power
Mate, 4000 watt. Comm.
grade. Like new. $495/trade
for guns 863-763-5110
GENERATOR - GENERAL
5000watt, 11hp b/s, runs
good $200. (863)467-7415
KING PIN LOCK - Door se-
curity lock for a Dry van trail-
er. $100 (863)763-4096
TOOLBOX for full size pickup
bed, low profile, powder
coat, diamond plate,
$200/neg. 863-697-0282


FOOTBALL TABLE - $30 or
best offer (863)357-0406
GAME BOY ADVANCED - Red,
w/case and 10 games, ex-
cellent condition, $50
(863)634-5038



VACUUM BAGS - Oreck, 15
Large, 14 Small & 3 belts.
Retail $75, Asking $30
(863)675-0104

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


Agriculture

I, II

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



QUARTER HORSE - Mare 3yrs
old green broke very gentle
and sweet S500.
(863)675-5 872
863)673-5312
VALLE HORSE TRAILER '98 -
2 horse slant load, Goose-
neck w/dressing room.
$3200 (863)634-4213



1997 GRASSHOPPER lawn
mower -19997 Grasshopper
Model 721 Good condition, 1
new drive motor, new blades
52" cut, hours 1286. $4000.
(863) 2 2 8-4 2 02
863)983-6525
BUSH HOG MOWER - 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
INTERNATIONAL CUB LO-BOY
- 100 hrs. on eng., 5ft. belly
mower, 3 pt. hitch, $1300
neg. (863)517-1744
METAL 55 gallon barrels -
Metal FOOD GRADE 55 gal-
lon barrels. Have two kinds:
One is a sealed barrel with
two screw in bungs on top,
the other is open top with re-
movable lid
PSL $15. (772)370-8390
MOSQUITO MAGNET - Liberty,
new still in box, easy mo-
bility, 1 acre range, $350 or
best offer (863)675-2215
MOWER - Self propelled, runs
good, $75 (863)843-0913
PLASTIC 55 Gallon Barrels -
FOOD GRADE, great for lawn
water or disaster drinking
water. PSL $20.
(772)370-8390
RIDING MOWER - 30" Snap-
per, 12HP, $450. Call
863-697-9204
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
LT150, new in 2002, $1000
or best offer (239)229-7390
RIDING MOWER - needs re-
pairs, asking $125
(863)843-0913
SNAPPER RIDING MOWERS -


32" & 28", both are in good
condition, $500 for both or
sell sep (239)324-1012
SPRINKLER HEADS - Hunter
SRS '04, 38 pop up, heavy
duty spray body. $125
(863)675-6627

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


W & W HORSE TRAILER '00 -
Straight load, good cond,
used for high school & col-
lege. $3500 (863)467-0109


Will build 4bd/2ba CBS home, tile floors,
architectural shingles, appliances.
Starting at $154,500 Including LOT.
Fixed rate financing available

Call 863-357-3313


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Rentals



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



2br/lba, garage, No pets
$650/mo 1st, Last & Sec.
Avail 8/1 (863)467-2302 or
(772)260-6969
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS - In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
Nice New CBS
1/1, $750 & 2/1, $850
1st, last, sec. & util.,
772-905-3618/863-467-3048
jsema@surflogbal.net
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, Furnished. $650/mo,
1st. last & sec. For Details.
561-352-4243



OAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA,
Completely furnished. W&D.
$950 mo., 1st last & sec.
Call (863)634-3313
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remodeled
2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE 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











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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3/2/2 & 3/1/1 Bring Pets,
Large Yards. Jacuzzi Tub
$1100 & Up (561)723-2226
BRAND NEW 3/2 in Dixie
Ranch Acres. W&D Hookup.
$1000 mo. 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-6865
Dixie Ranch Acres- 2br/lba
duplex $525 month + $500
dep., 3br/lba CBS home
$700 month + $600 dep.,
includes water,lawn,garbage,
NO PETS (863)467-9029
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
LOG CABIN - Rim Canal
w/Pool & Dock, 2BR-1BA,
Full Furn incl/ Bedding, Linens
&Cookware. W/D & D/W-
Cbl, Wat Inc. (561)234-0277
OKEE. - 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
(239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1000/mo.
(772)873-2784
RANCH SETTING - 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba. Available now! Very
clean, no pets. $525 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1717
Rent to Own - All credit con-
sidered, brand new const.,
3BR, 4BR & 2BA homes.
Starting at $945 mo.
(520)360-1893
Venice - New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-8960.
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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




3br/lba CBS Home, Newly re-
modeled in nice neighbor-
hood $85,000
(863)227-2805 Anytime
4br/2ba CBS, Built in 2005,
large garden tub & shower in
master bedroom $129,500
(863)227-2805 Anytime
FSBO - 3405 NW 2nd St, 2br,
lba, totally renovated, locat-
ed on corner lot, $99,000
(239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE DUPLEX - 2BR,
1BA, Tenant Occupied.
$1250 mo. income. Sell for
$120,000. (772)260-1765



2700 sf LOG CABIN KIT & 1 +
ACRE LAKE ACCESS with
Free Boat Slips only
$84,900. SALE! Saturday,
August 2nd. 160,000 acre
recreational lake in Kentucky!
Ask how to receive $5,000
Gas Card! Lowest financing
in 25+ years. Call now
(800)704-3154, x 1938.
Grand Opening Lakefront Sale!
7 Acres- $49,900. 8/09/08
Only. New to market! Spec-
tacular, level 7 acre hard-
wood setting- deep
waterfront! Prime, AL loca-
tion, minutes from Interstate!
Gated community, paved
roads, county water, utilities,
more. Lowest financing in
years! Call now
(800)564-5092,x 1188.
How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per.
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
www.sunsiteslandrush.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS' 2
acres on mountaintop near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes

1III1

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




2br/2ba Great location on cul-
de-sac & main power grid,
W/D, dishwasher, new car-
pet $800/mo (863)610-7006
A GREAT DEAL - in BHR, dbl
wides, 2/2, $500/mo., 3/2's
$600/mo. No Pets, Leases
+ Sec (863)763-4031
BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 2br, 2ba,
furn or unfurn, 1 month Free,
References required
(863)824-0981
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1BA - Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
NICE 2 br, 2 ba w/lrg Florida
rm, W/D, part furn, dock
w/lake access on Taylor
Creek, no pets. $750/mo +
last & sec. (866)939-6656 toll
free for appointment.
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
TREASURE ISLAND -Furn,
2BR, 2BA, Lake access, nice
lot, $700/mo. No deposit. Or
purchase $60,000. Call
954-610-5345


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


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SMake sure your boat is ready

I Huge sale on all marine batteries I
I Starting and deep cycle
I I
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DW MH 2002 - Homes Of
Merit, 32x68, 3/2 w/Office.
Every Up Grade Available.
Ready to move to your prop-
erty. $60,000 or best offer.
863-467-6070 Days or
863-697-8259 Evenings.
MOBILE HOME SALE
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200 - Set-up & A/C
863-983-8106
863-675-6266
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900- Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
800-330-8106
863-467-6622
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
REPO Zone II 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c inci
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
RV's and Park Models For Sale
Located in SW section with
direct access to Kissimmee
River with no locks
(863)763-4464 8am-6pm
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107


Recreation



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



ALUM JON BOAT - 14ft, re-
worked, 2hp gas, new trol-
ling mtr & battery, galv trir,
$1500 neg (863)467-1358
APEX Inflatable - trailer &
15hp, Suzuki elec. start, only
20 hrs., $1500 or best offer.
(863)517-1744
BASS BOAT - 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Mere, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $2200 (561)573-3499
CATFISH BOAT - '07, wooden,
40hp Mere, spare 40HP
Johnson, trlr, needs finished,
$1000 firm (863)467-1358
CONTINENTAL 220 - Apache
hull, runs well, $3000
(863)763-5150
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
FIBERGLASS CRUISING BOAT
- 37ft, perfect live aboard,
must see to appreciate,
$4800 (239)823-2587
GHEENOE 15'-4" HI-SIDER
2007 - 46 LB. SALTWATER
TROLL MOTOR, LIKE NEW
$950. (772)260-6657
Hard Top Cuddy- 23 ft., Mer-
cruiser, dive platform, tan-
dem axel trailer, GPS $6000
(863)447-2276
Minn Kota Bass Boat- 2 man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor, very nice, new seats
$875 (863)467-0506
PONTOON BOAT - 20', 50hp
engine make "force", runs
great, with trailer. $2500
(863)467-2104
SAIL BOARD - Mistral Malibu,
w/NAISH Atlanta Sail, Car-
bon mast, and so forth $750
neg (863)675-2215


1995 Dutchman Pop-Up
Camper, Sleeps 6, Cold A/C,
15 foot, in Okeechobee
$1200 (863)835-3529
ARGOSY, 1977 - 31', 454
Chevy engine, $1,500/best
offer. Call 863-517-1745
CAMPER TOP - 8', aluminum,
w/slider window & key, good
shape, $250.
(863)983-9753 Clewiston
FIFTH WHEEL with large Flori-
Call 863-801-3539
MALLARD '96 Camper, 19 ft.
Great condition $3,000
LaBelle (863)675-7205
MOTORHOME, '98- 24', 100k
mi., good cond., fully loaded,
w/ac, $2500.
863-673-5704
OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
(561)459-0708
PROWLER CAMPER - 34',
new tires, queen bed,
$2,500. Call 863-801-3539
VIKING TENT TRAILER 1998 -
17 ft. Air Awning Fridge
Screen Room New Tires
Excellent Vinyl $2000.
(863)946-0220



OUTBOARD MOTOR - 4hp
Johnson, $350 or best offer
(706)204-1988


MoStorcycle 30n3r
1997 Yamaha XC125H, 65
miles per gallon, street legal,
less than 2,000 miles on it
$1700 (863)447-4153
HARLEY DAVIDSON '93 -
Sportster, new back tire, new
battery, runs great. $3500 or
best offer (863)612-6610
HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT
2001 - 8600 mis. Excellent
condition. $3200
(863)983-8715/228-1319
SUZUKI GZ250 '06 - 2300
miles, 80 mpg, exc cond.,
must see!, $2400
(423)667-5972 Okeechobee
TRIUMPH T140 1977 - Clean.
Call anytime for details.
$4900. (772)216-5969



HONDA 400 RANCHER 2006 -
Auto, 4x4, Low Hours, Like
New, 1 1/2 YR Warranty Left
$4500/neg. (772)260-6657
SUZUKI LT80 - 4 wheeler.
$800 or best offer
(863)697-9883
YAMAHA SCOOTER, 2000 -
$700/best offer. Call
863-634-8098


TRAVEL TRAILER '86 - 24',
Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2000 neg. (863)763-8289


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC '95 - Gas eater
special. $2500 or best offer.
Call (863)697-9316
CROWN VICTORIA '98 - Police
Interceptor, cloth interior,
great cond., AC, 112K,
3500 (863)509-8576
FORD COMMERCIAL VAN
1996 - COLOR: WHITE
$5000/or best offer.
8 6 3 ) 6 7 5 - 1 1 9 7
863)675-1197
863)673-5133
FORD ESCORT SE 1999 -
Great MPG! Runs great!
$1500/or best offer.
(561)261-5708
FORD MUSTANG '94 - Runs
good, very strong motor,
needs some trans repair.
$2500 (863)763-2703
FORD MUSTANG '98 - V6,
runs excellent, 109k miles,
red. $4000 (863)357-9982
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
(863)447-2276 Anytime
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '79 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-1343 after 5
MUSTANG GT '96 Body good,
needs top, needs engine
work 3,000 LaBelle
(863)675-7205
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM 1994 -
White; Engine runs, but
needs head gasket; 174K
miles. 1 owner, 4-cyl, auto.
A/c, air bags $600/or best
Offer. (863)675-8205
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Accord $900! 97
Acura Integra $999!! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
Saturn-2000 SL2, 4 door,
101K m, PS/PB, Auto, Air,
New tires, EPA 38 mpg, ex.
cond $3950 (863)357-0224
TOYOTA RAV4 '96 -.SUV. 4x4
Economical 4 cyl. eng (Runs
great) 5 spd., roof rack, CD,
A/C. $3600 (863)763-3966


WILLY'S WAGON - $1400,
please call (239)823-2587
for directions to see this
COOL wagon.



DODGE DAKOTA 1998 -
OKEE 4-wd Extended cab,
auto transmission is slipping.
$1800/neg. (863)673-9202
FORD BRONCO 1991 - 302
5.0L,needs battery/fuel
pump, $1500/or best offer.
(863)697-9075


5.7L ENGINE -1994 Chevy
Other Parts Available
Call for details $650/neg.
(863)357-8279


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State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



School Board-
Contract Neotiatlons
At 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August
6, 2008, the Okeechobee County
School Board will resume contract
negotiations with the Okeechobee
County Education Association
#1604 for instructional and classi-
fled employees. Collective bargain-
ing sessions are open to the public
and will be held in Room 303 of the
School Board Administration Build-
ing at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Supenntendent of Schools
284338 ON 7/30;8/1/08


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DUMP TRUCK REAR END -
High & Low gears, perfect
for hunting buggy. $900 or
best offer(863)228-6173
EXTREME TERRAIN TIRES -
(4) Mudders, 33x12.5x17,
140 for all or sell separate
(239)250-2820
FACTORY MIRRORS (2) -
right & left, for '06 Dodge
3500, $150. (863)674-1498
FRONT GRILL - for '05 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
$250 (239)986-0296
GRILL GUARD - for Dodge Du-
rango, asking $50
(863)467-7937
SECOND HEADS in plastic -
Off of '87 Chev.Blazer call
Dwayne $150.
(863)763-2169
TIRES (4) Nicky Thompson,
Baja Claws, Brand new.
15/35/17/250. $600
(863)983-5449
TIRES (4) - used, P195-
G5R15, 95% new, w/rims,
$100 for all. (863)840-0505
TRANSMISSION 700R4 -
1994 Chevy,4 Speed, Auto-
matic $400/neg.
(863)357-8279
TRUCK TOOL BOX - Deep well,
rail on top, fits 61" x 71", fits
all full size Chevy's. $125
(863)763-4096


CHEVY, 1982 - 305 V8, all
new A/C, brakes, exhaust,
paint, shocks, uph. & tires,
$2,500/neg. 863-517-1745
CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK '96 - Step
side, runs good, body in
good shape, needs some
work. $1400 (239)233-2805
CHEVY S10 '93 - Vortec V6, 5
speed, $1000
(863)983-7100
CHEVY S10, '94 - 4 cyl., 5
spd., cold air, cd player, exc.
running truck, $1600 or best
offer. (863)467-0992
DODGE DAKOTA '93 - V6,
standard transmission, good
cond., $1000
(863)983-7100
DODGE PU '92 - runs excel-
lent, $850 (239)250-2820 or
(863)675-1634
DODGE RAM 150 1986 - 318
Motor, Looks and Runs
Good $1200/or best offer.
(863)467-8849
DODGE RAM 1500 2001 -
Runs good Cold A/C, air
bags, 1 owner, V-6, auto.
Anti-lock brakes, 150,000 mi
$3000/or best offer.
8 63) 467-4049
561)662-7602
FORD F150 '87 - 2wd, 5.0 V8,
EFI, topper, over sized tires,
reliable. $900 or best offer
(863)675-1222 evenings
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT - '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $1500
firm (863)763-3451
FORD PICKUP '94 - With tool-
box, good work truck, $1900
or best offer. Call
863-234-9502


FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
- All power, Ice cold NC,
Cloth interior. Runs good.
$5000 (863)76378027


BOX TRAILER - 16'x5' 3 1/2",
$2400 or best offer.
(863)697-0282
ENCLOSED TRAILER - 6x12,
Pace, white, side door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2300
neg. (863)763-8289
FLATBED TRAILER - Goose-
neck, 20', with ramps, good
floor, new brakes & axle, 8
lug. $2900 (863)697-9704
FOR SALE- 4 X 6, almost new,
black, single axle, 1 7/8"
hitch, lights, $275 neg.
(863)634-2951
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - 5 X
8, tilt, hauls 2, w/spare tire
$400. (863)763-0878
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER - 20 ft tandem axle,'
good shape. $1100 or best
offer (239)233-2805
TRAILER 10X6 - 2x6 wood
flooring with sides $350.
(863)763-3334
TRAILER 8X4 - expanded met-
al flooring with sides great
for lawn mower or atv $225.
(863)763-3334
UTILITY TRAILER - 7x12, dbl
axle, solid steel, $700
(239)986-0296


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Public Notice 5005


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000219
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST,
2006OBNC3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL NYE, et al
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
VICKI VINSON NYE
Last Known Address: 984102nd Street,
Okeechobee, FI 34972
Also Attempted at: PO Box 1592,0kee-
chobee, FI 34973; 1492 Frazler
Road, Franklin, NC 28734 and 3109
NE 11th Lane, Okeechobee, FL
34972
Current Residence Unknown
MICHAEL NYE
Last Known Address: 984102nd Street,
Okeechobee, Fl 34972
Also Attempted at: PO Box 1592, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973; 1492 Frazler
Road, Franklin, NC 28734 and 3109
NE 11th Lane, Okeechobee, FL
34972
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
THE NORTH 205 FEET OF THE WEST
132 FEET OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK10,
OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLACT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. RESERVING
HOWEVER, A STRIP OF LAND 15FEET
WIDE ON THE EAST SIDE FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 wit thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in the
OKEECHOBEE NEWS and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabildies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later that seven (7)
days priorto the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-8700-955-8771 (hearing impaired)
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand he seal of this Court
the 15th day of July, 2008
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk
283919 ON 7/23,30/2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: PC-08-268
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CARLOS WILLIAM RIVERA
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cardos
William Rivera, deceased, whose date
of death was December 31, 2007, and
whose social security number is
577-82-7298, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida 33870-3867. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER .OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this. court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, PA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863) 763-6199
Person Giving Notice:
Pamela A. Magill
17306 Broadland Land
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
284941 ON 7/30;8/6/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CP-30
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT HOSIER, SR.,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROB-
ERT HOSIER, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was April 20, 2008, and
whose social security number is
143-28-4932, is pending in the Circuit
bate Division, the address of which is
500 Avenue J, PO. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creddors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must tile
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFRE A. FADLEYi PA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue


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Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863) 763-6199
Person Giving Notce.
Jean Hendry Caldwell
6545 North East 71h Lane
Okeechobee, Forlda 34974
284946 ON 7/30:8/6/08






12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 30, 2008



Lonnie Pryor selects Florida State


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lonnie Pryor calls it a dream
come true. It was a dream he
made possible in the past 48
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hours when he announced he
would attend Florida State on a
football scholarship.
Pryor, the two time Class 4A
player of the year in this area,


UKeecnooee News/itnares Murpny
Lonnie Pryor is one happy Brahman who is on his way to


becoming a Seminole.


made a verbal commitment to
the Seminoles after a tour of sev-
eral college campuses in recent
months.
"I feel better and I feel re-
lieved," Pryor said Monday, "Now
I can focus on playing football
and my school work. It's a big
relief off my shoulders."
It has been a busy summer for
Pryor. He visited Tallahassee and
also Baton Rouge, La., the home
of the LSU Tigers, to try and make
a decision on where he would
pla,. He admitted that after he vis-
ited Tallahassee a second time, he
wasn't going to go anyplace else.
Pryor said he got a great feeling in
Tallahassee and didn't have that
feeling anywhere else.
"They (FSU) were always
number one. Nothing could have


knocked FSU off. There was no
reason for me to wait so I'm glad
I did what I did," he said.
Pryor now can focus on his
senior year in high school. He
already owns most of the high
schools rushing records, includ-
ing rushing yards, and has de-
signs on even more lofty records.
Pryor said his goal for this year
is 2,000 rushing yards and 24
touchdowns. With four starting
offensive linemen returning along
with the starting quarterback and
full back, he just might be able to
do it.
Pryor, a 6 foot 1, 195 pounder,
is ranked #9 in the nation at his
position by Rivals.com, he is con-
sidered a four star recruit. As a ju-
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nior he rushed for 20 touchdowns
and 1,735 yards.
"This decision takes the pres-
sure off me. I won't be thinking
all the time about coaches calling
me or me calling coaches. I'll be
the same Lonnie, I'll go out and
have fun, play football, and have
the same smile," he added.
Okeechobee went (7-4) last
year and earned their first trip to
the state playoffs in eight seasons.
They are expected to compete for
another playoff berth this year.
Pryor made his decision on
the way back from LSU and de-
cided to drop by the Tallahassee
campus and tell the coaches in
person. The coaches were in a
meeting so he was allowed in an


announced to all of them that he
was attending FSU. Head Coach
Bobby Bowden got up and
hugged Pryor, a moment Lonnie
said he will never forget.
Bowden is the all time win-
ningest coach in NCAA history.
Brahman Coach Chris Bra-
nham said Pryor has spent a
busy summer as he attends skills
camps and made recruiting visits
across the nation.
"This will help me as a head
coach, now I'm not worried
about him, FSU will honor the
scholarship whether he is injured
or not this fall," he added.
A-spokesperson for FSU said
the football program does not
comment about recruits.


Skateboard camp going well a


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Community in
Schools and the Police Athletic
League has hosted two success-
ful skateboard camps this month
at the Okeechobee skateboard
park.
This week, kids ages seven
through 12 are learning how to
improve their skating. Next week
those 13 and older will get their
shot.
Volunteer Amy Davis said it has
been a great event for the kids.
"The staff members are great.
We are working to improve their
skills. They test them, see what
level they are at, and then sepa-
rate them out so they can learn.


By the end of the week they will Coleman has been skating for
learn things they have never ac- four years. He noted he got inter-
complished before." ested when he watched a movie
A grant helped pay for the hel- on TV, called Thrashing, which
mets that the children are using .,was about a skate boarding park.
The County has donated the ;acil- .' "The kids will learn all the ba-
ity to the group. The kids receive, ic moves this week, like sliding,
refreshments each day and plenty grindingr, and even some'tricks.
of Gatorade to battle the heat. The Skate park is a great place,"
So far there have been fe 'he said
complaints and you can see from s
the looks on these children's On Friday of each camp, the
faces that they are really enroIlng kids get to travel to Vans Skate
themselves. Par l in Orlando. It is a two story
Instructor Chad Coleman said skate board park with both an in-
he is also getting a kick out oi door and outdoor rink.
teaching kids how to skate board, "The kids really look forward
"I'm enjoying myself. These are tP it," Davis said, "By the end of
some really good kids. The staff is the week these kids will really
good, and we all play safe and get progress, the older kids are really
to do something productive." .good instructors."


O.G. & C.C. Weekly Results


PI.G.S. League
KOA July 21: First place - Ida
Curtis. Second place - Clyde Price
and Sunni Adams. Last place -
Russ'Adams.
Closest to the pin - 2&16 -
Sunni Adams, 5 - Russ Adams, 11
- Bill Kinney, 14 - Vinnie Malone.


KOA July 23: First place -
Randy Ketcherside. Second place
- Ida Curtis. Last place - Bill Kin-
ney.
Closest to the pin - 2 - Kenny
Curran, 5 - Bob Brastetter, 7 - Ida
Curtis, 11 - Billy Crum, 14- Sunni
Adams, 16 - Billy Crum.


O.G. & C.C. July 25: First
place - Billy Crum. Second place
- Joe Albreckta. Last place - Doug
Sturdivent.
Closest to the pin- 2 - George
Guvdosh, 8 - Tommy Jewel, 11 -
Paul Dewitte, 17 - Kenny Curran.


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